US Pat. No. 10,920,426

OUTDOOR CANOPY WITH TARPAULIN DRAWING ADJUSTMENT STRUCTURE

Zhejiang Tianji Leisure P...

1. An outdoor canopy having a tarpaulin drawing adjustment structure, the outdoor canopy comprising a canopy frame, and a tarpaulin, the canopy frame including four columns, two longitudinal beams disposed at a top end of the corresponding columns, and a plurality of horizontal beams uniformly fixed on the two longitudinal beams, the tarpaulin being disposed on the horizontal beams and hanging from an outermost one of the horizontal beams, both ends of the tarpaulin being provided with a tarpaulin-passing sleeve, and the tarpaulin-passing sleeve being provided inside with a tarpaulin-passing tube,wherein a sliding mechanism for adjusting a drawing position of the tarpaulin is disposed between both ends of the tarpaulin-passing tube and the corresponding column, wherein the sliding mechanism includes a sliding quick release, and the sliding quick release includes a sliding sleeve cylinder slidable along each column; and wherein the sliding quick release is further provided with a locking mechanism including a wrench, two wrench fixing brackets, and a locking tongue, the two wrench fixing brackets being correspondingly fixed on a cylinder wall of the sliding sleeve cylinder; the wrench includes a wrench span and a round bump that are integrally formed as one piece, an eccentric connection being realized between the round bump and the wrench fixing bracket through a pin shaft; the locking tongue is a square piece cut from a side wall of the sliding sleeve cylinder, gaps being left between a lower side of the square piece and the side wall of the sliding sleeve cylinder and between left and right sides of the square piece and the side wall of the sliding sleeve cylinder;
wherein the sliding mechanism further includes a fixing sleeve tube and a vertical rod, the fixing sleeve tube being disposed at upper and lower ends of a corresponding inner side of each column, both ends of the vertical rod being respectively fixed in the fixing sleeve tube; the sliding quick release further includes a connecting tube disposed perpendicular to the sliding sleeve cylinder, the sliding sleeve cylinder being sleeved on the vertical rod, and the connecting tube being cooperatively connected with an end portion of the tarpaulin-passing tube.

US Pat. No. 10,920,425

SNOW REMOVAL APPARATUS

LES PRODUITS POLARMADE IN...

1. A snow removal apparatus for cutting and removing snow from a sloped surface, the apparatus comprising:a frame having a lower section and an upper section spaced apart from one another, the lower section and the upper section having a width and being connected by side sections;
an elongated handle removably engageable to the frame;
a connector connecting the elongated handle to the frame, the connector extending along a longitudinal axis thereof and including a frame-engaging section having a recessed substantially flat section superposable to the corresponding one of the lower section and the upper section of the frame and securable thereto, the recessed substantially flat section having a length substantially similar to the width of the lower section and the upper section of the frame, in order to allow the connector to be mounted directly to the corresponding one of the lower section and the upper section of the frame with the flat section being superposed to the corresponding one of the lower section and the upper section along the entire width thereof; and
a slide having a proximal end operatively connected to the lower section of the frame and a distal end, the slide extending away from the frame in a slide extending direction;
wherein the apparatus is selectively configurable in a push configuration where the handle is engaged to the lower section of the frame and extends in a direction substantially similar to the slide extending direction and a pull configuration where the handle is engaged to the upper section of the frame and extends in a direction substantially opposite to the slide extending direction.

US Pat. No. 10,920,424

SOLAR CARPORT AND WATER MANAGEMENT FOR SOLAR CARPORTS AND CANOPIES

DISTRIBUTED SOLAR DEVELOP...

1. A solar carport system having an integrated water management system, comprising:a canopy resting upon a column, the canopy comprising:
a plurality of beams all running at a single angle with respect to a longitudinal axis of the column;
a plurality of pairs of purlins supported upon the plurality of beams; and
a plurality of solar panels, each solar panel supported upon a pair of purlins, the plurality of solar panels residing in a plurality of rows, each row having a shared slope angle along substantially a single plane, the shared slope angle and an adjacent row slope angle of both of the two rows immediately adjacent on either side of each row forming an alternating series of a plurality of peaks and valleys;
the water management system being integrated to the canopy, and comprising:
a plurality of mini-gutters suitable to receive fluid flow, running parallel to a length of each row of the solar panels, and aligned with a gap formed between each valley;
a plurality of primary gutters suitable to receive the received fluid flow from fluidically associated ones of the plurality of mini-gutters; and
a plurality of downspouts fluidically associated with ones of the plurality of primary gutters and suitable to disperse the received fluid flow.

US Pat. No. 10,920,423

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A BAR ELEMENT

Joern Niederlaender, Net...

1. A method for producing a bar element for use as a construction element, the method comprising:(a) forming an at least partially hollow element comprising a plurality of strips and having an inner wall forming an interior; and either
(b) coating the inner wall with at least one of a plastic or a resin to form a coated interior and moving a piston having a round outer cross-section through the coated interior; or
(c) introducing into the interior an inner tube coated with a parting agent and an outer mantle comprising at least one of a plastic or a resin coated on the parting agent and removing the inner tube from the interior after hardening of the plastic or resin coated on the outer mantle,whereby the bar element is produced with an inner cross-section having defined dimensions in the form of a fillet.

US Pat. No. 10,920,422

HOLLOW PIPE-SANDWICHING METAL PLATE AND APPLICATIONS THEREOF

1. A hollow pipe-sandwiching metal plate, comprising:a first panel formed from metal;
a second panel formed from metal;
a plurality of hollow pipes between the first panel and the second panel, wherein at least one end of each hollow pipe includes a flange connected to one of the first panel or the second panel by a brazing compound; and
a plurality of elongated brazing filler metal pieces disposed among the plurality of hollow pipes, wherein the plurality of elongated brazing filler metal pieces divide the plurality of hollow pipes into groups of hollow pipes, each hollow pipe in a group connected to the same elongated brazing filler metal piece, and wherein through gas passages are arranged among the groups of hollow pipes.

US Pat. No. 10,920,421

NON-FLAMMABLE LAMINATE

1. A laminate for manufacturing a construction panel, comprising:at least one carrier material layer made of a non-flammable non-woven fabric impregnated with a first synthetic resin; and
at least one decorative material layer made of a decorative paper that is impregnated with a second synthetic resin, the second synthetic resin being different from the first synthetic resin, wherein the second synthetic resin comprises melamine formaldehyde resin, wherein the decorative paper to be impregnated comprises a specific surface weight comprised between 22 g/m2 and 220 g/m2 and an ash content of at least 20% by weight, wherein the laminate comprises a total thickness of less than 2.2 mm and a calorific value of less than 2 MJ/kg according to ISO 1716, and wherein a surface of the decorative material layer which is facing away from the impregnated carrier material layer is provided with a flame retardant.

US Pat. No. 10,920,420

MODIFIED OSB BOARD AND ITS USE IN WALLS FOR HOUSE BUILDING SYSTEMS

SWISS KRONO Tec AG, Luce...

1. A modified OSB board (oriented strand board) comprising an upper side and a lower side, wherein the upper side and/or the lower side of the OSB board are coated with at least two paper layers comprising a first paper layer and a second paper layer,wherein a paper layer being adjacent to a board surface as the first paper layer is impregnated with at least one resin,
wherein the second paper layer is arranged on the first paper layer as a raw paper layer,
wherein the raw paper layer is not impregnated with resin; and
wherein the weight of the raw paper is between 100 and 300 g/m2.

US Pat. No. 10,920,419

CEILING TILES

MODULAR ARTS, INC., Seat...

7. A ceiling tile, comprising:a base having a periphery;
one or more magnets positioned at the periphery and sized and shaped to magnetically couple the ceiling tile to a ceiling structure;
a plurality of baffles coupled to the base, each baffle being spaced apart from the other to define an acoustical gap; and
a light source coupled to the base and positioned between the baffles in the acoustical gap.

US Pat. No. 10,920,418

MODULAR WALLS INCORPORATING RECESSED, EXTENDABLE FURNITURE

DIRTT ENVIRONMENTAL SOLUT...

1. A wall module, comprising:a frame configured to removably couple the wall module to one or more additional wall modules to form a reconfigurable modular wall, the frame comprising one or more vertical frame brackets;
one or more tiles removably connected to the frame to at least partially define a front surface of the wall module, each of the one or more tiles being removable while the wall module remains removably coupled to the one or more additional wall modules;
an opening in the front surface of the wall module, the opening at least partially defining a pocket in the wall module that extends from the front surface into the wall module, wherein at least one of the one or more vertical frame brackets at least partially defines a generally planar wall body on one or more sides of the pocket;
one or more inner wall panels coupled to at least one of the one or more vertical frame brackets, such that each of the one or more inner wall panels extends into the pocket;
a plurality of inner shelves mounted within the pocket, the plurality of inner shelves comprising at least a plurality of vertical walls that define opposing side walls of the plurality of inner shelves, wherein a front edge of the plurality of inner shelves is oriented adjacent one of the one or more tiles of the wall module; and
a monitor disposed within and flush with opposing side walls of the plurality of inner shelves of the pocket such that the monitor is suspended within the pocket and can be viewed through the opening in the front surface.

US Pat. No. 10,920,417

FIRE-RESISTANT BUILDING JOINT SYSTEM

3M Innovative Properties ...

17. A fire-resistant joint system comprising (a) a non-porous adhesive article comprising a substrate and an adhesive layer disposed on a first major surface of the substrate, wherein the non-porous adhesive article has a Gurley value of greater than 10 Gurley seconds;(b) a packing material; and
(c) a structure having a joint, the joint including a first structural element having a first attachment area and a second structural element having a second attachment area, the first and second structural elements being moveable with respect to one another, the first and second attachment areas defining a space therebetween, the space having a fixed length and a width which varies from a minimum width to a maximum width as the structural elements move with respect to each other,
wherein the space comprises the packing material and wherein the adhesive article is fixedly attached via the adhesive layer to the first attachment area, and the second attachment area, and wherein the fire-resistant joint system is configured such that the packing material is positioned between a fire and the non-porous adhesive article.

US Pat. No. 10,920,416

DRYWALL AND SEALING DEVICE FOR SEALING A CONNECTION JOINT OF A DRYWALL

HILTI AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT,...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a profile piece with a U-shaped cross section comprising a base portion with oppositely disposed edges and extending in an extent direction and two limb portions coupled to respective ones of the oppositely disposed edges in a direction transverse to the extent direction; and;
a sealing device comprising:
a retaining portion between the base portion and a connecting building element in an installed state,
a sealing portion extending in direction transverse to the extent direction and comprising a plurality of kinking points, and
a positioning portion coupled to the sealing portion, wherein the retaining portion and the sealing portion are disposed to form a cavity provided by an upper edge of a drywall panel in the installed state, one of the two limb portions, and the retaining portion and the sealing portion, and wherein the kinking points form a plurality of angled segments that move in order to absorb relative movement of the drywall panel and the connecting building element.

US Pat. No. 10,920,415

BUILDING SYSTEMS, PANEL SYSTEMS, AND FORMWORK SYSTEMS, PANELS AND FORMWORK FOR BUILDING AND METHODS OF BUILDING USING PANELS AND FORMWORK

Fast Build Systems Pty Lt...

1. A building system including a panel system and an associated removable formwork system, the panel system including a plurality of preformed modular panels arranged to fit with one another in a predetermined regular grid arrangement to form coextensive side walls of a building in a fitted condition, the plurality of preformed modular panels including one or more preformed straight panels and one or more preformed corner panels arranged to allow a change in direction between successive ones of the one or more preformed straight panels,wherein each of the one or more preformed straight panels and the one or more preformed corner panels include a front side, a back side, a bottom side, a topside, and opposing sides arranged to abut with an adjacent one of the plurality of preformed modular panels;
wherein at least the bottom sides of each of the one or more preformed straight panels and the one or more preformed corner panels include a plurality of apertures that are arranged at predetermined spaced apart locations therealong so as to coincide with the predetermined regular grid arrangement, and
wherein the one or more preformed straight panels and the one or more preformed corner panels are dimensioned such that the opposing sides thereof coincide with the predetermined regular grid arrangement thereby allowing junctions therebetween to coincide with the predetermined regular grid arrangement without in-situ modification of the preformed modular panels,
wherein the back side of each of the one or more preformed straight panels and the one or more preformed corner panels includes a rebated portion skirted by a frame, the frame includes an inner side oriented toward the rebated portion and an opposing outer side, and the outer side of the frame includes a sealing arrangement,
wherein the formwork system includes a plurality of modular formwork members that are adaptable to correspond to the plurality of the preformed modular panels, the plurality of modular formwork members each include a body adapted to form a rebate into a cast slab, the rebate being shaped to fit with the bottom side of a corresponding one of the plurality of preformed modular panels in the fitted condition, and
wherein the body is adapted to carry void formers that are arranged to form slab apertures that are aligned with at least some of the plurality of apertures of the corresponding plurality of preformed modular panels,
wherein the body is adapted to carry a seal that is released by the body so as to be retained by the slab in a cured condition when the body is removed, the seal retained by the slab positioned to be aligned with the sealing arrangement of the frame.

US Pat. No. 10,920,414

REINFORCING STRUCTURE FOR MODULAR BUILDING CONSTRUCTION

BEST GEN MODULAR, INC., ...

1. A modular building unit, comprising:a floor and a ceiling interconnected by opposing side walls and opposing end walls, which together define a habitable interior;
a plurality of floor trusses disposed within the floor;
a plurality of ceiling trusses disposed within the ceiling;
a plurality of wall studs disposed within the opposing side walls and opposing end walls;
opposing top rim joists attached to opposing ends of the plurality of ceiling trusses;
opposing bottom rim joists attached to opposing ends of the plurality of floor trusses;
a side wall reinforcing structure comprising:
opposing top chords attached to the opposing top rim joists;
opposing bottom chords attached to the opposing bottom rim joists;
at least one diagonal reinforcing member attached between the top chord and bottom chord of at least one of the opposing side walls; and
at least one vertical reinforcing member attached between the top chord, bottom chord and diagonal reinforcing member of at least one of the opposing side walls;
wherein the side wall reinforcing structure is disposed between the opposing end walls along an external portion of at least one of the opposing side walls and wherein the at least one diagonal reinforcing member is a plurality of diagonal reinforcing members comprising first and second sets of diagonal reinforcing members positioned in overlapping relation, wherein the diagonal reinforcing members of the first set and the second set are intermittently disposed between the opposing end walls across the at least one of the opposing side walls.

US Pat. No. 10,920,413

PERGOLA BUILDING SYSTEM AND BRACKET

1. A pergola system, including a frame having a plurality of substantially vertical spaced apart posts, each having an upper and lower face, at least one substantially horizontal frame member, the at least one substantially horizontal frame member having a longitudinal length, with opposing end faces and an internal reinforcing rod located therein, the internal reinforcing rod being configured to be removably secured with at least one corner connecting element,the at least one corner connecting element having a plurality of vertical side faces, with at least one slot thereon for receiving a connection means there through and a horizontal bottom face with at least one opening, for receiving a connection means there through,
wherein the internal reinforcing rod extends the longitudinal length of the at least one substantially horizontal frame member;
wherein the internal reinforcing rod is removably secured to the corner connecting element by way of screw threaded bolts;
wherein the corner connecting element has at least four vertical side faces;
wherein the plurality of vertical posts include internal reinforcing rods;
wherein the internal reinforcing rods in the vertical posts are configured to be removably secured via the bottom face of the at least one corner connecting element;
wherein the system further includes an upper connecting adaptor shaped to receive at least a portion of the corner connecting element therein;
wherein the upper connecting adaptor has an internal shape to receive the corner connecting element therein;
wherein the upper connecting adaptor includes at least one downward projecting lug on a bottom face; and
wherein the at least one downward projecting lug is offset to a central axis of the upper connecting adaptor and nests within an opening located on the upper face of the substantially vertical spaced apart post.

US Pat. No. 10,920,412

MODULAR BUILDING UNIT AND SYSTEM

Hall Labs LLC, Provo, UT...

1. A modular building unit, comprising:at least nine elongated frame members, each elongated frame member having two opposing distal ends, wherein each elongated frame member forms one edge of a prism, wherein the prism has two end faces and at least three side faces, and wherein each distal end of each elongated frame member is rigidly attached to a distal end of two other elongated frame members of the at least nine elongated frame members;
wherein at least three elongated frame members of the at least nine elongated frame members are parallel, wherein each of the at least three elongated frame members comprises a channel running therethrough, wherein each channel is open at both distal ends of the respective elongated frame member of the at least three elongated frame members and is adapted to receive a tensioning cable therethrough;
whereby the edges of each end face of the prism are configured to abut edges of a face of a like modular building unit, and whereby like modular building units can be held together at adjoining end faces by tensioning cables.

US Pat. No. 10,920,411

HAIR CUTTING ASSEMBLY AND RELATED FLOOR DRAIN

1. A hair cutting assembly, comprising:at least one first shearing wheel of which an end surface is intersected with a side wall to form a first cutting blade;
a first transmission shaft, being connected with all of the first shearing wheels in a rotation-stopping manner;
at least one second shearing wheel of which an end surface is intersected with a side wall to form a second cutting blade; and
a second transmission shaft, being connected with all of the second shearing wheels in a rotation-stopping manner;
the first shearing wheels and the second shearing wheels being arranged horizontally and being spaced from one another, and opposite end surfaces of each of the first shearing wheel and the corresponding second shearing wheel abutting each other; the first transmission shaft and the second transmission shaft being distributed in parallel, and being rotatably connected by an engaged gear set such that drives the first shearing wheels and the second shearing wheels rotating relatively, and the first cutting blades and the second cutting blades moving oppositely in a feed direction,
wherein the hair cutting assembly further comprises elastic elements, the opposite end surfaces of each of the first shearing wheel and the corresponding second shearing wheel abuts each other in an elastic abutted manner through the elastic elements.

US Pat. No. 10,920,410

TRENCH DRAIN PROVIDING VARIABLE DRAIN LOCATION AND INSTALLATION

Noble Manufacturing, LLC,...

1. A trench drain apparatus, comprising:a trench body having a foot print when in an installed position and defining a cavity that is upwardly and downwardly open when in the installed position; and
an insert defining a trench drain hole, the insert being configured to be fit entirely within the cavity of the trench body to adjustably locate the trench drain hole relative to the foot print of the trench body, wherein the cavity is elongated and defines a cavity length, and the insert is also elongated and defines an insert length greater than the cavity length such that the insert is cut to the cavity length to adjust the position of the trench drain hole relative to the trench body.

US Pat. No. 10,920,409

SANITARY WASHING APPARATUS

TOTO LTD., Kitakyushu (J...

1. A sanitary washing apparatus, comprising:a private part washing nozzle configured to wash a human body private part;
a tube configured to supply water to the private part washing nozzle;
an incoming water connection part connected to an upstream side of the tube and configured to supply water to the tube;
a casing storing the private part washing nozzle, the tube, and the incoming water connection part; and
a nozzle wash part configured to wash the private part washing nozzle,
the private part washing nozzle being curved upward to be convex, and advancing and retreating along a virtual orbit having an arc shape,
the private part washing nozzle having a first region positioned frontward of the nozzle wash part in an advanced state in which the private part washing nozzle advances from the casing,
in a stored state in which the private part washing nozzle is stored in an interior of the casing, a back end of the first region being positioned at a top positioned directly above a curvature center of an arc of the virtual orbit, or frontward of the top,
the incoming water connection part being provided under the private part washing nozzle, and being rotatable in accordance with advance and retreat action of the private part washing nozzle,
the incoming water connection part being rotatable from a first rotation position in the stored state to a second rotation position in accordance with advance of the private part washing nozzle, and
a connection portion of the incoming water connection part and the tube being positioned at a backward side of the incoming water connection part in the first rotation position and being positioned at an upward side of the incoming water connection part in the second rotation position.

US Pat. No. 10,920,408

ANTIMICROBIAL TOILET WITH ELECTROLYZER

Hall Labs LLC, Provo, UT...

1. An antimicrobial toilet, comprising:a hydraulic circuit comprising a siphon tube and a fresh water conduit, wherein the fresh water conduit is in fluid communication with the siphon tube and a source of fresh water;
a toilet bowl;
at least one pair of electrodes, wherein each of the at least one pair of electrodes comprises a cathode and an anode, and wherein each of the at least one pair of electrodes is positioned within the hydraulic circuit;
an electrical power source; and
at least two electrical lead wires, wherein each of the at least two electrical lead wires are in contact with either the anode or the cathode of each of the at least one pair of electrodes and with the electrical power source;
wherein at least one of the at least one pair of electrodes comprises two conductive rings disposed within the siphon tube.

US Pat. No. 10,920,407

ABSORBENT ARTICLE COMPRISING A SYNTHETIC POLYMER DERIVED FROM A RENEWABLE RESOURCE AND METHODS OF PRODUCING SAID ARTICLE

1. A method for making a polyolefin for use in a disposable absorbent article, the method comprising the steps of:(a) providing a first volume of polyolefin derived from a renewable resource;
(b) providing a second volume of polyolefin derived from petrochemicals;
(c) combining the first volume of polyolefin with the second volume of polyolefin to define a final volume of polyolefin comprising the first volume of polyolefin with the second volume of polyolefin; and
(d) extruding the final volume of polyolefin to form a film, a fiber, or a filament for use in one of more components of a disposable absorbent article.

US Pat. No. 10,920,406

LEAK-PROOF DEVICE FOR WATER INLET VALVE

LAB (XIAMEN) SANITARY FIT...

1. A leak-proof device for a water inlet valve, comprising a valve body, an outer water tank, an inner water tank, a leak-proof water tank, an outer float, an inner float, a leak-proof float, and a lever; a water inlet channel and a water outlet channel being formed in the valve body, a control valve being installed in the valve body, the control valve controlling opening and closing of the water inlet channel and the water outlet channel; the outer water tank being installed on the valve body, a water inlet hole being disposed at a bottom of the outer water tank, the inner water tank being disposed in the outer water tank, the inner water tank having a height lower than that of the outer water tank, water overflowing from the outer water tank to the inner water tank; the lever being pivotally connected to the valve body, one end of the lever being connected to the outer float, the outer float being disposed in the outer water tank, another end of the lever being connected to the inner float, the inner float being disposed in the inner water tank, a plug being mounted to a lower end of the inner float; the leak-proof water tank being mounted on the valve body, the leak-proof water tank being in communication with the inner water tank via a water-passing channel, the lever being swung for the plug to close the water-passing channel or to open the water-passing channel; the leak-proof float being disposed in the leak-proof water tank, the leak-proof float being connected to the control valve, wherein when the leak-proof float rises, the control valve is driven to close the water inlet channel of the valve body.

US Pat. No. 10,920,405

FOOD WASTE DISPOSER INTERLOCK DEVICE

1. A food waste disposer interlock device, comprising:a cylindrical housing having:
an interior cylindrical wall and an exterior cylindrical wall,
an upper cylindrical open chamber and a lower cylindrical open chamber having a first disk therebetween which is adjoined to said interior cylindrical wall,
a lower central hub,
said first disk having:
an upper surface,
a first bore having an upper edge, a fluid entrance,
a lower edge, and an intermediate surface between said upper edge and said lower edge,
a plurality of radial spokes adjoined to said lower central hub and said lower edge,
a plurality of drain holes between said plurality of radial spokes, said lower central hub, and said lower edge,
 each drain hole of said plurality of drain holes having a shape defined by adjacent radial spokes of said plurality of radial spokes, a first arc defined by said lower central hub, and a second arc defined by said lower edge,
said lower central hub having a second bore and a locking helical cam having opposing helical grooves;
opposing arcuate food waste disposer activation magnets embedded in said cylindrical housing between said interior cylindrical wall and said exterior cylindrical wall,
said opposing arcuate food waste disposer activation magnets used to activate a food waste disposer, when said opposing arcuate food waste disposer activation magnets are coupled to said food waste disposer;
a strainer basket having:
a second disk,
an arcuate shaped strainer contiguous with and surrounding said second disk and having a plurality of radial strainer holes,
a lower shaft having lower opposing nubs,
an upper handle fastened to said lower shaft and said second disk,
a stepped disk shaped seal fastened to said lower shaft beneath said second disk,
said stepped disk shaped seal having an upper disk shaped seal portion, a lower disk shaped seal portion, and a central disk shaped seal portion therebetween extending outwardly beyond said upper disk shaped seal portion and said lower disk shaped seal portion,
 said stepped disk shaped seal adapted to seat on said upper surface and said intermediate surface,
said lower opposing nubs travelling within said opposing helical grooves and having a top of travel, a bottom of travel, and an intermediate position, when said upper handle is rotated,
 said stepped disk shaped seal lowered, compressed, and sandwiched between said first disk and said second disk when said lower opposing nubs are rotated to said bottom of travel, which prevents fluid flow through said food waste disposer interlock device,
 said stepped disk shaped seal raised above said first disk when said lower opposing nubs are rotated to said top of travel, which allows fluid flow through said food waste disposer interlock device,
 said stepped disk shaped seal raised above said first disk when said lower opposing nubs are rotated to said intermediate position, which allows partial fluid flow through said food waste disposer interlock device.

US Pat. No. 10,920,404

CONTROL UNIT FOR UNDERSINK APPLIANCES

EMERSON ELECTRIC CO., St...

1. A control unit for controlling a plurality of undersink appliances, comprising:a plurality of controlled power outputs at which the control unit turns power on and off, each of the controlled power outputs operably coupled to a respective one of the undersink appliances;
the plurality of controlled power outputs include at least one food waste disposer power output for one of the undersink appliances that is a food waste disposer and at least one water dispensing device power output for one of the undersink appliances that is a water dispensing device; and
the control unit is configured with control logic responsive to a user input that power at the food waste disposer power output is to be turned on to turn power on at the food waste disposer power output and before doing so turning power off at the water dispensing device power output; and
the control unit is configured with control logic to set functionality for the food waste disposer that includes on/off, auto-off and troubleshooting of the food waste disposer wherein troubleshooting of the food waste disposer includes the control unit responsive to input signals received from the food waste disposer and configured with control logic to determine if the food waste disposer is jammed or the motor of the food waste disposer is overheated.

US Pat. No. 10,920,403

SHOVEL

SUMITOMO(S.H.I.) CONSTRUC...

1. A shovel comprising:a lower traveling body;
an upper turning body turnably mounted on the lower traveling body;
an image capturing device attached to the upper turning body; and
a display device,
wherein the shovel has an object detecting function of detecting an object using the image capturing device, and an operating condition of the object detecting function of the shovel is displayed on the display device.

US Pat. No. 10,920,402

EMERGENCY STOP APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR WORKING MACHINE

NIPPO CORPORATION, Tokyo...

1. An emergency stop apparatus for a working machine, comprising:a detecting device for detecting an obstacle intruding into a predetermined area around a working machine;
an actuator fixed to a vehicle body of the working machine or a member attached to the vehicle body;
a coupling member for coupling an output shaft of the actuator and a brake pedal; and
an electronic control unit for actuating the actuator and moving the brake pedal in an actuation direction of a service brake when the obstacle is detected by the detecting device.

US Pat. No. 10,920,401

MANAGING WORK AREA RESERVATIONS FOR AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

Caterpillar Paving Produc...

1. A method of managing autonomous vehicle work area reservations performed by an autonomous vehicle, comprising:determining a work area to be reserved for an autonomous operation of the autonomous vehicle;
broadcasting a request to reserve the work area for the autonomous vehicle;
determining, after broadcasting the request to reserve the work area for the autonomous vehicle and before selectively reserving the work area, whether a communication, that indicates a reservation conflict for the work area, has been received by the autonomous vehicle;
selectively reserving the work area and performing the autonomous operation in the work area based on determining whether the communication has been received by the autonomous vehicle;
broadcasting, during the autonomous operation, one or more signals identifying the work area;
determining that the autonomous operation has been completed; and
stopping the broadcasting of the one or more signals identifying the work area based on determining that the autonomous operation has been completed.

US Pat. No. 10,920,400

DRAGGING APPARATUS WITH RIPPER SHANK

CASHMAN DREDGING AND MARI...

1. A dragging apparatus, comprising:a carriage body having at least one attachment portion configured to connect the carriage body to a drag barge;
at least one ripper shank disposed on a front wall of the carriage body and extending downwardly from the carriage body; and
two underwater leveling devices disposed on opposing side walls of the carriage body, each leveling device configured to assess a vertical elevation of the carriage body below water, at least one of the underwater leveling devices configured to be in communication with a controller disposed on the barge, the controller configured to receive a signal from at least one of the underwater leveling devices and automatically change the vertical displacement of the carriage body based on the signal.

US Pat. No. 10,920,399

WORK VEHICLE AND CONTROL METHOD FOR WORK VEHICLE

KOMATSU LTD., Tokyo (JP)...

1. A work vehicle comprising:an engine;
a hydrostatic transmission including a traveling pump driven by the engine, a hydraulic circuit connected to the traveling pump, and a traveling motor connected to the traveling pump via the hydraulic circuit; and
a controller configured to
control the traveling motor and the traveling pump,
determine a target flow rate of the traveling motor or the traveling pump,
determine a correction amount of the target flow rate from a hydraulic pressure of the hydraulic circuit, and
determine a target displacement of the traveling motor or the traveling pump from the target flow rate and the correction amount.

US Pat. No. 10,920,398

CAROUSELING ARTICULATED DREDGE AND BARGE

1. A dredging system comprising:a vessel configured for trailing suction dredging, the vessel comprising:
a hull including a bottom, bow portion, stern portion, port side and starboard side;
a deck supported by the hull;
a pump system mounted within the hull;
a drag arm pivotably coupled to the pump system, the drag arm including a drag head configured to dredge an underwater surface while the vessel is underway; and
a void defined by contiguous watertight walls or bulkheads joined to and extending between a first contiguous aperture in the bottom of the hull and a second contiguous aperture in the deck,
wherein the first contiguous aperture and the void are dimensioned to accommodate pivoting of the drag arm from a raised position to a lowered position, the drag head being within the void when in the raised position, the lowered position being an active dredging position.

US Pat. No. 10,920,397

NOZZLE AND VACUUM UNIT WITH AIR AND WATER

KAISER PREMIER LLC, Fort...

1. An apparatus comprising:an air and water nozzle comprising:
a first tube;
a second tube;
a first exit orifice from a first space inside the first tube; and
two second exit orifices from a second space inside the second tube;
a water system that delivers water to the air and water nozzle; and
a compressed air system that delivers compressed air to the air and water nozzle;
wherein:
water passes through the first space from a first end of the air and water nozzle to the first exit orifice at a second end of the air and water nozzle opposite the first end;
air passes through the second space from the first end of the air and water nozzle to the second exit orifices at the second end of the air and water nozzle; and
the air and water nozzle is configured so that an operator, while hand guiding the air and water nozzle, can select between:
delivering compressed air only from the second exit orifices;
delivering water only from the first exit orifice; and
delivering compressed air only from the second exit orifices and delivering water only from the first exit orifice.

US Pat. No. 10,920,396

HYDRAULIC SYSTEM FOR A MOTOR GRADER

Caterpillar Inc., Peoria...

10. A method of operating a hydraulic system for a motor grader, the method comprising:directing pressurized fluid from a pump toward a first hydraulic subsystem and a second hydraulic subsystem;
directing the pressurized fluid toward a control valve located upstream of the first and second hydraulic subsystems; and
controlling the control valve to vary a standby pressure of pressurized fluid for use by the first and second hydraulic subsystems, wherein the standby pressure is a pressure of pressurized fluid maintained during an idle operation, wherein the controlling the control valve to vary the standby pressure includes:
controlling the control valve to a first position for a first standby pressure; and
controlling the control valve to a second position for a second standby pressure, the second standby pressure being different than the first standby pressure.

US Pat. No. 10,920,395

EXCAVATING EARTH FROM A DIG SITE USING AN EXCAVATION VEHICLE

Built Robotics Inc., San...

1. A method for moving a volume of material from a site, the method comprisingselecting, for an earth moving vehicle (EMV) in a site, a set of instructions for the EMV to move material in the site, the set of instructions comprising a location in the site from which a volume of material is to be moved;
executing, with a computer coupled to the EMV, the set of instructions configured to cause the EMV to:
position a leading edge of a tool of the EMV at a depth below a ground surface of a location;
move the tool of the EMV over a first distance below the ground surface of the location to move a volume of material;
determine, as the tool moves over the first distance, an orientation of the EMV relative to the ground surface of the location;
compare the orientation of the EMV relative to the ground surface of the location to a threshold angle; and
responsive to determining that the orientation of the EMV relative to the ground surface of the location exceeds the threshold angle, navigate the EMV to return to a previous location in the site.

US Pat. No. 10,920,394

CONSTRUCTION MACHINE

HITACHI CONSTRUCTION MACH...

4. A construction machine comprising: a plurality of hydraulic actuators; a plurality of operation levers corresponding to the plurality of hydraulic actuators; a plurality of operation lever devices outputting electric operation signals in accordance with operation amounts of the plurality of operation levers; a plurality of solenoid proportional valves connected to a hydraulic circuit driving each of the plurality of hydraulic actuators; and a controller receiving the output electric operation signals from the operation lever devices and having a processor coupled to a memory storing instructions that when executed by the processor configure the controller to compute control signals for the solenoid proportional valves and output the control signals;wherein the controller is further configured to:
determine whether or not each of the operation levers are at a neutral position based on operation signals from the plurality of operation lever devices;
compute pilot pressures driving the hydraulic actuators based on the operation signals from the operation lever devices;
convert the computed pilot pressure signals to command current signals and output the command current signals to the solenoid proportional valves;
control interruption and communication of the output command current signals to the solenoid proportional valves;
determine whether the construction machine is in a manual operation state in which all of the plurality of hydraulic actuators are an object of manual operation by an operator, or in a semiautomatic operation state in which, based on a positional relationship between a bucket claw tip position and a construction target surface, at least one hydraulic actuator of the plurality of hydraulic actuators is controlled to assist the operation of the operator;
determine a necessity of a shockless operation suppressing vibration of a machine body based on an operation of the operation lever and output a shockless operation signal when the shockless operation is determined to be necessary; and
compute an adjusted pilot pressure based on the computed pilot pressure and the shockless operation signal, and output an adjusted pilot pressure signal, wherein the command current signal is generated on the basis of the adjusted pilot pressure signal,
upon determining that the construction machine is in the semiautomatic operation state, interrupt the command current signals to all of the plurality of solenoid proportional valves only when it is determined that all of the operation levers of the plurality of operation lever devices are at the neutral position;
upon determining that the shockless operation is unnecessary, output, as the command current signal, the adjusted pilot pressure signal, and upon determining that the shockless operation is necessary, apply a change ratio restriction to the adjusted pilot pressure signal as the command current signal, and
interrupt a current signal to a solenoid proportional valve of a hydraulic actuator corresponding to the operation lever when the operation lever of the operation lever device is determined to be at the neutral position and when the adjusted pilot pressure signal becomes a predetermined value or less.

US Pat. No. 10,920,393

ROPE SHOVEL WITH NON-LINEAR DIGGING ASSEMBLY

Joy Global Surface Mining...

1. A mining machine comprising:a frame;
a boom including a first end and a second end opposite the first end, the first end coupled to the frame;
a pivot element positioned between the first end and the second end of the boom;
a hoist rope including a portion extending over the second end of the boom;
an elongated member supported by the pivot element for movement relative to the boom, the member including,
a first end,
a second end,
a pair of arms oriented parallel to one another, each arm including a first portion proximate the first end of the member and a second portion positioned between the first portion and the second end of the member, at least a portion of the second portion oriented at an angle relative to the first portion, the first portion defining a first centerline extending between the first end and the second portion,
a first lug and a second lug spaced apart from the first lug, the first lug and the second lug positioned adjacent the second end and coupled to one of the arms, both the first lug and the second lug being positioned on the same side of the first centerline, and
a cross-member extending laterally between the second portions of the arms, the cross-member offset from the first portion such that a centerline of the first portion is spaced apart from the cross-member; and
a digging attachment coupled to the first lug and the second lug and being supported by the hoist rope.

US Pat. No. 10,920,392

COVER GRATE FOR WELL-SITE CELLARS

St. Peter Metal Works, LL...

1. A cover grate for a well-site cellar, comprising:a frame;
a first plate located on a first side of the frame;
a second plate located on a second side of the frame;
at least one opening that is collinearly aligned through the frame, the first plate, and the second plate; and
a plug sized to fit entirely within the at least one opening;
wherein the first plate and the second plate are substantially similar in size;
wherein the at least one opening is flush with the first plate and the second plate;
wherein the at least one opening is configured to allow a user to access underneath the cover grate while the cover grate is installed on the well-site cellar; and
wherein the plug is secured between the first plate and the second plate by a fastener, wherein the plug is removable by rotation.

US Pat. No. 10,920,391

CEMENT FORM WITH BREAKAWAY PORTION

MONOSLAB EZ FORM LLC, Is...

1. A method of manufacturing a cement form, comprising:providing an elongate foam body member having a wedge cross-sectional shape, a first surface arranged vertically and configured to support a volume of cement, and a second surface arranged horizontally and configured to contact a ground surface, a first dimension measured horizontally along the first surface defines a length of the body member, and a second dimension measured along the second surface in a direction perpendicular to the first dimension defines a width of the body member, the length being greater than the width;
forming at least one relief slit in the body member at a location spaced laterally away from the first surface and vertically away from the second surface, the at least one relief slit defining at least one edge of a detachable element of the body member, the detachable element being spaced away from a plane of the first surface in a horizontal direction and a plane of the second surface in a vertical direction, the at least one relief slit configured to facilitate disconnection of the detachable element from remaining portions of the body member.

US Pat. No. 10,920,390

TREATMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR EX-SITU CARBONIZATION AND SOLIDIFICATION OF SILT SOIL USING ACTIVE MAGNESIUM OXIDE

SOUTHEAST UNIVERSITY, Na...

1. A treatment system for an ex-situ carbonization and solidification of silt soil using an active magnesium oxide, comprising a pretreatment device, a solidifying agent supply device, a homomixing device, a granulating device, a carbonization device, and a collection device; whereinthe pretreatment device is respectively connected to a water storage tank and a buffer bin, and the buffer bin is further provided with a moisture sensor;
the homomixing device comprises a first metering hopper, a second metering hopper, a third metering hopper, a conveyor belt, a homomixing stirrer and a first feed hopper;
the first metering hopper is connected to the buffer bin through a first picking device; the conveyor belt is located at lower portions of the first metering hopper, the second metering hopper, and the third metering hopper; the first feed hopper is located below a blanking end of the conveyor belt, and the first feed hopper is fixed above the homomixing stirrer; bottoms of the first metering hopper, the second metering hopper, and the third metering hopper are respectively provided with a first metering sensor, a second metering sensor and a third metering sensor;
the solidifying agent supply device comprises a first storage tank and a second storage tank, and the first storage tank and the second storage tank are respectively connected to an air compressor through a first vent pipe; a first pressure regulating valve is disposed on the first vent pipe of the first storage tank, and a second pressure regulating valve is disposed on the first vent pipe of the second storage tank; a bottom of the first storage tank and a bottom of the second storage tank are further respectively connected to an upper part of the second metering hopper and an upper part of the third metering hopper through a second vent pipe;
the granulating device is located below the homomixing device, and a top of the granulating device is provided with a second feed hopper; and the second feed hopper is connected to a bottom of the homomixing stirrer through a material conveying pipe;
the carbonization device comprises a third feed hopper, a carbonization chamber, a vibrating screen, a gasholder, a temperature sensor, and a pressure sensor; the third feed hopper is connected to the bottom of the granulating device through a second picking device, and the third feed hopper is connected to the top of the carbonization chamber through a first pipe; a feed valve is arranged on the first pipe; the vibrating screen is located inside the carbonization chamber and is located below the third feed hopper; the temperature sensor and the pressure sensor are disposed on an upper portion or a side wall of the carbonization chamber; the gasholder is connected to the top of the carbonization chamber through a third vent pipe, and a third pressure regulating valve is further disposed on the third vent pipe; and
the collection device comprises a lye tank and a storage bin; the lye tank is connected to a bottom of the carbonization chamber through a second pipe, and the second pipe is provided with a control valve, and the storage bin is connected to a lower part of the carbonization chamber through a discharge pipe; and the discharge pipe is provided with a discharge valve.

US Pat. No. 10,920,389

MULTI-STAGE COMING OFF LOCATION TECHNOLOGY

Rowan Companies, Inc., H...

1. A multi-stage coming off location system, comprising:a first interface configured to receive sensor output indicative of a positional displacement of a self-elevating vessel; and
one or more processors communicatively coupled to the first interface, wherein the one or more processors when in operation:
obtain data of first and second sets of conditions corresponding to the self-elevating vessel,
determine a first permissible operating range of the self-elevating vessel based on a first structural analysis of the self-elevating vessel under the data of the first set of conditions, the first permissible operating range corresponding to a first hull draft level of the self-elevating vessel,
determine a structural utilization ratio of the self-elevating vessel based on a second structural analysis of the self-elevating vessel under the data of the first and second sets of conditions,
determine it is safe to lower the self-elevating vessel from an elevated state having a positive airgap to the first hull draft level that eliminates the positive airgap as a first stage in a coming off location operation of the self-elevating vessel when the structural utilization ratio is less than a predetermined value,
obtain first positional displacement data from the first interface subsequent to the one or more processors determining that it is safe to lower the self-elevating vessel to the first hull draft level, the first positional displacement data separate from the structural utilization ratio of the self elevating vessel and corresponding to the positional displacement of the self-elevating vessel while the self-elevating vessel is at the first hull draft level,
present the first positional displacement data in relation to the first permissible operating range of the self-elevating vessel, and
indicate it is safe to lower the self-elevating vessel from the first hull draft level to a second, deeper, hull draft level as a second stage in the coming off location operation of the self-elevating vessel when the first positional displacement data separate from the structural utilization ratio of the self elevating vessel indicates that the positional displacement of the self-elevating vessel while at the first hull draft level is within the first permissible operating range.

US Pat. No. 10,920,388

OIL SKIMMER

13. A method of removing oil or other pollutants from a water surface, comprising:a) providing a movable, buoyant platform having bow and stern ends, port and starboard outer sides, spaced apart port and starboard pontoons, wherein the port pontoon has a port inside wall and the starboard pontoon has a starboard inside wall;
b) wherein the port pontoon provides said port outer side and the starboard pontoon provides the starboard outer side;
c) a platform having a rear wall, a front opening, a floor having a floor width and a floor level;
d) the pontoons providing one or more ballasts which adjust the platform floor relative to a level of oil or other pollutants that are floating on the water surface;
e) removing oil or other pollutants from the water surface by collecting the oil or other pollutants from the water surface via the front opening by moving the platform relative to said water surface wherein all oil or other pollutants flows in a flow stream from the front opening toward the rear wall, wherein said flow stream extends from said port inside wall to said starboard inside wall and above the said floor and from said front opening to said stern end;
f) providing a rear location to collect the oil or other pollutants from the platform floor, wherein said rear location includes an expansive intake opening in said floor that extends across a majority of said floor width;
g) providing a pump connected to the rear location;
h) moving the oil or other pollutants from the rear location to a storage area which does not affect the ballast of the platform, wherein the oil or other pollutants flows from the front opening across the floor in an unobstructed flow stream to the rear wall;
i) wherein the flow stream of step “h” extends from the port inside wall to said starboard inside wall; and
j) wherein the rear location extends forward of the stern end.

US Pat. No. 10,920,387

MITER GATE ACTUATOR

1. An actuator for opening and closing a miter gate, said actuator comprising:a base for supporting the miter gate as a pair of doors each hinging on respective posts, said base having a tunnel;
a slider that translates in said tunnel;
a yoke having a clevis with prongs extending therefrom that pivot on said base;
a shaft that turns in said clevis;
a damper having a tube that houses a spring into which a tang inserts, said tang pivots on said shaft within said clevis and said tube pivots on said slider; and
first and second swing arms that pivotably connect to said slider and to respective said doors, wherein said doors open by translating said slider towards said doors, and said doors close by translating said slider away from said doors.

US Pat. No. 10,920,386

AUTOMATIC MOVING SNOW REMOVAL DEVICE

Positec Power Tools (Suzh...

10. An automatic moving snow removal device, comprising:a moving module driving the automatic moving snow removal device to move;
a working motor having a rotary speed;
a snow throwing mechanism driven by the working motor to collect and throw accumulated snow and inclusions on the ground out of the snow throwing mechanism in a plurality of snow throwing directions;
an impulse of one or more inclusions departing from the snow throwing mechanism;
a control module configured to control the rotary speed of the working motor to limit the impulse of the one or more inclusions departing from the snow throwing mechanism to be equal to or less than 0.041 Kg·m; and
one or more obstacle sensors respectively corresponding to the plurality of snow throwing directions, and wherein the snow throwing mechanism is positionable to at least one snow throwing direction of the plurality of snow throwing directions that does not include an obstacle detected by the one or more obstacle sensors and is unprocessed by the automatic moving snow removal device.

US Pat. No. 10,920,385

VEHICLE ASSISTED CLEANING METHOD

SNOWEK OY, Kuopio (FI)

1. A method of cleaning surfaces, the method comprising:providing a vehicle-assisted working device integrated with a robot or a remotely-controlled vehicle, the vehicle-assisted working device comprising a body having a front portion and a rear portion in relation to a forward movement direction of the working device, at least one rotatable brush attached to the front portion of the body, a blower disposed within the body and configured to provide an underpressure for suction of detached extraneous material into an air flow and an overpressure, a suction system including an entrance chamber disposed in front of the at least one rotatable brush and a suction channel, and a separation system that is a cyclone elutriator disposed at the rear portion of the body and beneath the blower, the cyclone elutriator having a tangential inlet configured to receive the air flow from the suction channel, the rear portion of the body being configured to be removably attached to the robot or the remotely-controlled vehicle;
sucking air into the suction channel through the entrance chamber by the blower that is configured to provide the underpressure for suction;
brushing with the at least one rotatable brush said surface by rotating the at least one rotatable brush in a direction such that the portion of the brush contacting the surface moves in the forward movement direction of the working device to detach the extraneous material from the surface;
leading the detached extraneous material with the air flow from the entrance chamber into the suction channel with underpressure provided by the blower and directing the detached extraneous material over the at least one brush;
separating, in the separation system including the cyclone elutriator, the detached extraneous material from the air flow received from the suction channel to obtain separated air, the cyclone elutriator being disposed beneath the blower such that the air flow is provided substantially vertically from the cyclone elutriator to the blower; and
circulating back the separated air to the surface with the overpressure created by the blower by providing an air-knife through a nozzle, the air flow velocity through the air-knife directing a shear stress force to the surface,
wherein a spot of a surface is treated in the following order: sucking the extraneous material into the suction channel through the entrance chamber, the at least one brush brushes the spot, and the return system directs the shear stress force to the surface with the separated air.

US Pat. No. 10,920,384

MOBILE BARRIER

Concaten, Inc., Golden, ...

1. A safety trailer, comprising: (a) first and second removably interconnected platforms, each of the first and second platforms being engaged with an axle and wheels, and wherein when the safety trailer is in an undeployed state, the first and second platforms are connected together to define a carrier; and (b) a plurality of wall sections, wherein when the safety trailer is in an undeployed state, the wall sections are carried on the carrier, and wherein when the safety trailer is in a deployed state, the wall sections are removed from the carrier, the first and second platforms are disconnected and the wall sections are connected together and are positioned between the first and second platforms and connected thereto to form a barrier wall, and (c) the axle of the trailer is engaged with a vertical adjustment member, the vertical adjustment member selectively adjusting a vertical position of a surface of the trailer.

US Pat. No. 10,920,383

CABLE ANCHORAGE SYSTEM

VSL INTERNATIONAL AG, Be...

1. Cable anchorage system for anchoring a cable to a support structure comprising an anchorage socket attached to the cable, a support socket attached to the support structure and a longitudinal coupling rod, which couples the anchorage socket to the support socket, whereinthe coupling rod comprises a threaded end, which interacts with a counter thread on one of the anchorage socket and the support socket, and a mounting end with a radially extending rod shoulder,
the other one of the anchorage socket and the support socket comprises a longitudinal opening for receiving the mounting end of the coupling rod, which opening comprises an inwardly extending abutment shoulder,
wherein the rod shoulder abuts on the abutment shoulder in a first longitudinal direction and is slideable within the opening in a second longitudinal direction opposite to the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,920,382

BRIDGE DECKING AND INSTALLATION

TRUENORTH STEEL, INC., W...

1. A pre-fabricated deck panel for a vehicular bridge, comprising:a plurality of continuous corrugations extending transversely along a width of the panel from a first end of the panel to a second end of the panel, in an opposite direction to normal vehicular travel over the deck panel;
a pre-installed end dam on at least one end of the panel, the pre-installed end dam extending in a direction of the plurality of corrugations and extending to a height of the corrugations;
a pre-installed side edge dam on at least one side of the panel, the side edge dam extending to a height above the corrugations;
a pre-fabricated splice edge on at least one side of the panel, the splice edge extending to a height of the corrugations;
a plurality of preformed splice holes configured to connect an adjacent panel to the panel along the edge having the splice edge; and
a plurality of preformed holes in the corrugations, the preformed holes positioned according to a known girder arrangement of an existing vehicular bridge structure.

US Pat. No. 10,920,381

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GENERATING A PAVING MATERIAL MAP

Caterpillar Paving Produc...

1. A method, comprising:determining a first temperature of paving material, wherein
the first temperature is determined proximate an assembly of a paving machine,
the paving machine is configured to deposit the paving material onto a paving surface, and
the first temperature is determined while the paving machine is disposed at a first location;
determining the first location of the paving machine;
determining a second temperature of the paving material, wherein
the second temperature is determined proximate the assembly, and
the second temperature is determined while the paving machine is disposed at a second location different from the first location;
determining the second location of the paving machine; and
generating a paving material map based at least partly on the first temperature, the first location, the second temperature, the second location, and timestamp information corresponding to at least one of the first temperature and the first location.

US Pat. No. 10,920,380

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOMATICALLY CONTROLLING COMPACTOR COMPACTION SURFACE CONTACT PRESSURE

Caterpillar Paving Produc...

1. A multi-tire compactor machine comprising:a plurality of pneumatic tires, including front pneumatic tires and rear pneumatic tires;
a plurality of sensors configured to sense weight of the compactor machine in association with each of the pneumatic tires;
a compressor and ventilation assembly operatively coupled to the pneumatic tires to adjust air pressure of the pneumatic tires;
a memory; and
a processor operatively coupled to the memory and configured to:
receive signals from the sensors corresponding to weight of the compactor machine in association with each of the pneumatic tires,
determine a weight distribution of the compactor machine according to a per-pneumatic tire basis from the received signals from the sensors, the determined per-tire weight distribution indicating a weight imbalance between the weight of the compactor machine associated with at least one of the pneumatic tires and the weight of the compactor machine associated with at least one other of the pneumatic tires,
determine respective target air pressures for the pneumatic tires, based on the determined per-tire weight distribution, to achieve a consistent compaction surface contact pressure across all of the pneumatic tires, and
control the compressor and ventilation assembly to adjust the air pressure of the pneumatic tires to achieve the determined respective target air pressures.

US Pat. No. 10,920,379

GROUNDED MODULAR HEATED COVER

Greenheat IP Holdings LLC...

1. A grounded modular heated cover comprising:a pliable outer cover configured to provide durable protection in an outdoor environment, the pliable outer cover comprising:
a first external pliable outer layer having a first side and an exposed second side; and
a second external pliable outer layer having a first side and an exposed second side, such that the exposed second side of the first external pliable outer layer and the exposed second side of the second external pliable outer layer define an outermost shell of the heated cover;
a receiving power coupling configured to couple a power source, the receiving power coupling comprising a hot prong, a neutral prong, and a grounding prong;
one or more resistive elements for converting electrical energy to heat energy, the one or more resistive elements being electrically connected to the hot prong and neutral prong of the receiving power coupling and being disposed within the pliable outer cover and being configured to convert electrical energy to heat energy, the one or more resistive elements being positioned adjacent to the first side of the second external pliable outer layer;
a substantially planar heat-spreading element disposed within the pliable outer cover, the substantially planar heat-spreading element comprising an electrically-conductive material that is configured to spread the heat energy over a substantial surface area of the grounded modular heated cover, the heat-spreading element being situated proximate to the one or more resistive elements, the heat-spreading element being configured to draw the heat energy out of the one or more resistive elements and substantially evenly distribute the heat energy over the substantial surface area of the grounded modular heated cover, the heat-spreading element being electrically connected only to the grounding prong of the receiving power coupling such that the heat-spreading element is configured to act as a grounding layer and a heat-spreading layer;
an electrically insulating element separating the one or more resistive elements from the heat-spreading element such that the one or more resistive elements are not in electric communication with the heat-spreading element, the electrically insulating element having a first side that is in at least partially direct contact with the one or more resistive elements, and the electrically insulating element having an opposing second side that is in at least partially direct contact with the heat-spreading element; and
a thermal insulation layer disposed within the pliable outer cover and in at least partially direct contact with the first side of the first external pliable outer layer, the thermal insulation layer being positioned on a first side of and in at least partially direct contact with the heat spreading element, the heat spreading element being positioned between the thermal insulation layer and the one or more resistive elements, wherein heat from the one or more resistive elements conducts away from the thermal insulation layer, such that the thermal insulation layer directs more heat towards the second external pliable outer layer than towards the first external pliable outer layer.

US Pat. No. 10,920,378

STAMPED STEEL DETECTABLE WARNING TILE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE

TUF-TITE, INC., Lake Zur...

1. A method for forming a detectable warning tile from a sheet of steel using a progressive die, the method comprising:feeding the sheet of steel through the progressive die using a feeding mechanism;
preforming structures across a width and length of the sheet of steel using one or more first workstations of the progressive die, the structures including domes; and
coining the structures to form an array of tactile portions in the sheet of steel using one or more second workstations of the progressive die, the tactile portions including truncated domes resulting from coining the domes.

US Pat. No. 10,920,377

VERTICAL TAKEOFF AND LANDING PAD AND INTERLOCKING PAVERS TO CONSTRUCT SAME

Craig Technical Consultin...

1. A launch pad comprising:a plurality of polygon pavers each having a longitudinal axis extending from a first side to a second side and a transverse axis orthogonal to the longitudinal axis and extending from a third side to a fourth side, wherein each of the polygon pavers comprises:
a top level having an octagonal perimeter, and
a bottom level secured to and centered on the top level, wherein the bottom level has a rectangular perimeter with a first recessed notch centered on third side of the polygon paver, a second recessed notch centered on the fourth side of the polygon paver, a first protrusion centered on the first side of the polygon paver, and a second protrusion centered on the second side of the polygon paver, and
wherein the perimeter of the top level extends outwardly of the entirety of the perimeter of the bottom level;
a plurality of spacer pavers each having a longitudinal axis extending from a first side to a second side and a transverse axis orthogonal to the longitudinal axis and extending from a third side to a fourth side, wherein each of the spacer pavers comprises:
a top level having a perimeter and comprising:
an elongate center portion having a first and second end parallel to the first and second sides of the spacer paver,
a first isosceles trapezoid extension portion adjacent the first end of the elongate center portion, and
a second isosceles trapezoid extension portion adjacent the second end of the elongate center portion; and
a bottom level secured to and centered on the top level and having rectangular perimeter with a first recessed notch centered on the third side of the spacer paver, a second recessed notch centered on the fourth side of the spacer paver, a first protrusion centered on the first side of the spacer paver, and a second protrusion centered on the second side of the spacer paver, and
wherein the perimeter of the bottom level extends outwardly of the entirety of the perimeter of the top level;
wherein each of the plurality of polygon pavers is symmetrical about the longitudinal axis and the transverse axis;
wherein each of the plurality of spacer pavers is symmetrical about the longitudinal axis and the transverse axis; and
wherein the first and second sides of each of the plurality of polygon pavers is configured to interlock with the third and fourth sides of each of the plurality of spacer pavers; and
wherein the third and fourth sides of each of the plurality of polygon pavers is configured to interlock with the first and second sides of each of the plurality of spacer pavers.

US Pat. No. 10,920,374

THREE-DIMENSIONAL PAPERMAKING BELT

KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE,...

1. An additive-process for manufacturing a three-dimensional element on an endless papermaking belt comprising the steps of:a. providing an endless papermaking belt;
b. providing an extrusion head coupled to a z gantry for dispensing a flowable material selected from the group consisting of PET (polyester), PPS (polyphenylene sulphide), PCTA (poly 1,4 cyclohexane dimethylene terephthalate), PEN (polyethylene naphthalate), PVDF (polyvinylidene fluoride) and PEEK (polyetheretherketone), either alone or in combination onto the structure;
c. transporting extrusion head or the endless papermaking belt in the x and y directions while discharging the flowable material from the extrusion head onto the endless papermaking belt to form the cross-sectional shape of an element; and
d. transporting the housing and head member in the z-direction incrementally to form the element in elevation, wherein the element has a top surface, a bottom surface in contact with the endless papermaking belt, a pair of opposed sidewalls, a first aperture disposed on the top surface and a second aperture disposed on the bottom surface, and a continuous channel connecting the first and second apertures.

US Pat. No. 10,920,371

FLOOR COVERING

1. A method of manufacturing a floor covering, the method comprising the steps of:manufacturing the floor covering from a group of components including a tufted textile substrate having a primary backing substrate extending in a first direction, a plurality of yarns tufted through the primary backing substrate, the primary backing substrate having a face side and a back side opposite to the face side, a portion of each yarn forming a stitch portion, with each stitch portion having an end that is located on the back side of the primary backing substrate, and spaces existing between the stitch portions;
said group of components further including a composition pool having adhesive and reinforcement fibers;
moving the tufted textile substrate relative to a first applicator having an engagement surface, and initially providing space between the stitch portions of the yarns and the first applicator;
mixing the composition pool of adhesive and reinforcement fibers;
applying controlled pressure with the first applicator in a second direction that is toward the primary backing substrate;
forming a reinforcement structure including reinforcement fibers and adhesive between the first applicator and the back side of the primary backing substrate; forming said reinforcement structure by positioning the reinforcement fibers into a desired configuration of reinforcement fibers and filling the stitch portions with the adhesive and filling the spaces between the stitch portions with the adhesive and with the reinforcement fibers;
applying controlled pressure against one side of a porous cover with a second applicator; pressing the porous cover in the second direction towards the primary backing substrate; and pressing a contacting surface of the porous cover into engagement with the reinforcement structure;
compressing the reinforcement structure in the second direction; simultaneously collapsing and flattening the ends of the stitch portions in the second direction and causing an opposing reaction force in a third direction that is opposite to the second direction; simultaneously forcing, with the opposing reaction force, a selected portion of the adhesive, that is within the stitch portions and within the spaces between the stitch portions, to move in the third direction; forcing, with the opposing reaction force, a part of the selected portion of the adhesive to move in the third direction into the contact surface of the porous cover; preventing reinforcement fibers from passing through the porous cover;
controlling the flattening of the ends of the stitch portions and controlling the part of the selected portion of the adhesive that is forced into the contact surface of the porous cover;integrally attaching the porous cover to the reinforcement structure by directing the opposing reaction force against a second side of the porous cover, laminating a portion of the reinforcement fibers to the contact surface of the porous cover, and forcing portions of some reinforcement fibers into the porous cover; and curing the adhesive.

US Pat. No. 10,920,368

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR COLORING NANOFIBROUS MATERIALS

Nanocomp Technologies, In...

1. A method for coloring a carbon nanotube (CNT) product comprising:placing a CNT product in an electric circuit to ground the product;
charging a plurality of pigment molecules with an opposite charge from the CNT product;
applying a powder coating of the charged pigment molecules to a surface of the CNT product; and
exposing the charged pigment molecules to a temperature sufficient to cure the coating, while allowing the coating to form a substantially conformal film on the surface of the CNT product wherein the coated CNT product comprises an extended network of interconnected and branching bundles of nanotubes.

US Pat. No. 10,920,367

THERMAL INSULATION SHEET AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREFOR

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A thermal insulation sheet comprising:a silica aerogel;
a plurality of fibers contained in the silica aerogel; and
a plurality of cavities formed in the silica aerogel,
wherein each of the plurality of cavities has a fiber-shape and has a diameter of 0.2 mm or less, and a length that is at least twice the diameter,
wherein the plurality of cavities have a volume fraction of 0.02 to 2 vol %, and
wherein the silica aerogel has a weight fraction of 40 to 70 weight % of the thermal insulation sheet.

US Pat. No. 10,920,366

BRASSIERE HOOK-AND-EYELET RETAINER FOR LAUNDRY APPLICATIONS

1. A method of protecting a brassiere hook-and-eyelet clasp during laundering comprising the steps of:a) providing a brassiere hook-and-eyelet retainer comprising:
i) a first retainer portion comprising:
a first planar retainer portion having a retainer area;
a closure post that extends up from the planar retainer portion;
ii) a second retainer portion comprising:
a second planar retainer portion having a retainer area;
a closure aperture for receiving the closure post when the brassiere hook-and-eyelet retainer is in a closed position;
iii) a hinge between the first and second retainer portions;
wherein the first and second retainer portions are rotatable about said hinge;
wherein the first and second retainer portions are rotatable apart about the hinge to an open position, and rotatable together with the closure post extending through the closure aperture to a closed position;
b) providing a brassiere having a hook-and-eyelet clasp comprising:
i) a first end;
ii) a second end;
c) clasping the first end of the hook-and-eyelet clasp to the second end,
d) placing the hook-and-eyelet clasp into the open brassiere hook-and-eyelet retainer between the first and second retainer portions,
e) closing the first and second retainer portions to a closed position with the closure post inserted through the closure aperture,
f) laundering the brassiere.

US Pat. No. 10,920,365

LAUNDRY TREATING APPARATUS

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A laundry treating apparatus comprising:a cabinet comprising a front part that defines a laundry receiving opening;
a door pivotally coupled to the front part of the cabinet and configured to open and close at least a portion of the laundry receiving opening, the door comprising a door cover that defines at least a portion of a front appearance of the door and a door frame coupled to a rear surface of the door cover;
a hinge assembly that pivotally connects the door to the front part of the cabinet, the hinge assembly comprising a hinge cover and a hinge body pivotally coupled to the hinge cover; and
a latch assembly located at a rear side of the door, the latch assembly comprising a latch cover coupled to the door frame and a latch that protrudes from the latch cover,
wherein the door frame comprises a cover seating portion located at a rear surface of the door frame and configured to seat the latch cover or the hinge cover, the cover seating portion comprising an inner side rib that extends along an edge of the cover seating portion,
wherein each of the latch cover and the hinge cover comprises:
a front surface portion that defines a portion of the rear surface of the door frame and that is configured to face the front part of the cabinet,
a side bent portion that is bent from an outer side edge of the front surface portion toward the door cover and that defines a portion of a side surface of the door frame, and
a mount rib that extends along at least one of an edge of the front surface portion or an edge of the side bent portion, and
wherein the door frame defines a mount rib receiving groove configured to receive the mount rib, the mount rib receiving groove being located at a position between an edge of the cover seating portion and the inner side rib,
wherein the front part of the cabinet comprises:
a front cover that is located at a front side of the cabinet, the front cover having a front surface that defines a front appearance of the cabinet, and a rear surface located at an opposite side of the front surface of the front cover,
a tub cover coupled to the rear surface of the front cover, and
a bracket that contacts a rear surface of the tub cover, and
wherein the hinge body comprises:
a hinge head fixed to the front surface of the front cover, the hinge head having a rear surface facing the front surface of the front cover and a front surface opposite to the rear surface of the hinge head,
one or more fastening hooks that protrude from the rear surface of the hinge head, that pass through the front cover and the tub cover, and that are fitted into the bracket,
a hinge leg that extends from the front surface of the hinge head and that is pivotally coupled to the hinge cover, and
a hinge shaft located at an end of the hinge leg.

US Pat. No. 10,920,364

REUSABLE FILTER CANISTER FOR A DRY-CLEANING MACHINE

1. A reusable filter canister for a dry-cleaning machine comprising:a vertical strut-based canister docking frame with a base plate and a vertical strut structured as a single-piece frame without detachability between the base plate and the vertical strut, wherein the vertical strut erects perpendicularly from a boundary of the base plate of the vertical strut-base canister docking frame;
a perforated and cylindrical hollow inner core erected perpendicularly from a center of the base plate of the vertical strut-based canister docking frame, wherein the perforated hollow cylindrical inner core incorporates a plurality of micro-holes on its lateral surface;
a washable and reusable cylindrical cartridge comprising a perforated rigid inner surface layer and a particulate filtering element-encapsulating outer surface layer, wherein the washable and reusable cylindrical cartridge is configured to be docked into or removed from the vertical strut-based canister docking frame with the base plate, wherein a bottom outer boundary of the washable and reusable cylindrical cartridge, when docked into the vertical strut-based canister docking frame, is enclosed by the base plate;
a removable lid with a center opening that aligns with a top portion of the perforated and cylindrical hollow inner core, wherein the removable lid is configured to enclose a top outer boundary of the washable and reusable cylindrical cartridge; and
a lid clamp formed on a tip of the vertical strut as part of the single-piece frame without detachability among the base plate, the vertical strut, and the lid clamp, wherein the lid clamp is configured to bind the vertical strut-based canister docking frame, the washable and reusable cylindrical cartridge, and the removable lid tightly when the washable and reusable cylindrical cartridge is docked into the vertical strut-based canister docking frame.

US Pat. No. 10,920,363

WASHING MACHINE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A washing machine comprising:a cabinet having a first opening and a washing space therein; and
a door assembly configured to open or close the first opening,
wherein the door assembly includes:
a door unit configured to be rotatable with respect to the cabinet including:
a door body corresponding to the first opening and including a second opening,
a door glass including a glass opening forming a glass hole, and
a guide duct having a first side corresponding to the glass opening in the door glass and a second side corresponding to the second opening in the door body,
a sub-door configured to open or close the second opening; and
a sealing assembly configured to seal the first side of the guide duct and the glass opening in the door glass, wherein the sealing assembly comprises:
a sealing rubber configured to cover a gap formed between the guide duct and the glass opening in the door glass,
a sealing cap including a sealing cap connecting hole, and configured to cover the sealing rubber and coupled to at least one of the guide duct and the door glass, and
a coupling member configured to couple the sealing rubber and the sealing cap through the sealing cap connecting hole.

US Pat. No. 10,920,362

LATCH LOCK AND HOME APPLIANCE INCLUDING THE SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A home appliance, comprising:a cabinet having a storage space formed inside and an opening communicating with the storage space;
a door rotatably coupled with the cabinet to open or close the opening;
a latch provided at one of the door and the cabinet; and
a coupler provided at the other one of the door and the cabinet, the coupler including:
a housing including a latch insertion hole into which the latch is inserted;
an engaging lever, the engaging lever including an engaging lever body rotatably provided within the housing, a latch insertion groove having an end of the latch inserted therein by extending from a first end of the engaging lever body, and a first projection, a second projection, a third projection, and a fourth projection formed by a plurality of extending portions of a second end of the engaging lever body;
an engaging lever torsion spring provided at the engaging lever to provide an elastic force so as to enable the latch insertion groove to rotate toward the latch insertion hole;
an operating lever configured to move away from the latch insertion hole by being pressed by the first projection and rotate with respect to a first shaft attached to the operating lever;
a first spring providing a restoration force to enable the operating lever to be restored into a state before being pressed by the first projection; and
a second spring providing a restoration force to enable the operating lever to be restored into a state before being pressed by the third projection.

US Pat. No. 10,920,361

SUPPORT FOR HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCE, AND HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCE

QINGDAO HAIER WASHING MAC...

1. A support for a household appliance, comprising:a hydraulic plate;
a sheath being fixedly connected with the hydraulic plate;
a regulating support being arranged in the sheath and being axially movable relative to the sheath;
an accommodation chamber being formed by the hydraulic plate, the sheath and the regulating support; and
a flexible accommodation body accommodating a liquid medium and being arranged in the accommodation chamber;
the flexible accommodation body extending and retracting to drive the regulating support to axially move in the sheath for leveling under action of pressure;
wherein a fixing member for sealingly mounting the flexible accommodation body to the hydraulic plate and a protecting member for protecting the flexible accommodation body are provided, wherein the fixing member is embedded in the protecting member, and one end of the protecting member is provided with a protecting curved surface and the protecting curved surface is matched with an outer surface of the flexible accommodation body to prevent the flexible accommodation body from being damaged by pressure;
another end of the protecting member is provided with an insertion groove, and the fixing member is embedded in the insertion groove of the protecting member.

US Pat. No. 10,920,360

SUPPORT FOR WASHING MACHINE WITH AUTOMATIC LEVELING FUNCTION AND WASHING MACHINE

QINGDAO HAIER WASHING MAC...

1. A support for a washing machine with automatic leveling function, comprisinga sheath;
a regulating mechanism being arranged inside the sheath in an axial movable manner and a circumferential rotation of the regulating mechanism being limited by the sheath;
a flexible body assembly being arranged inside the regulating mechanism for accommodating a hydraulic medium, wherein:
the flexible body assembly comprises a telescopic end which acts on the regulating mechanism, the telescopic end configured to expand and contract under an action of the hydraulic medium and drive the regulating mechanism to move axially for automatic leveling;
the regulating mechanism is of a columnar structure which is internally provided with a first hollow chamber, an outer surface of a side wall of the columnar structure comprises a plurality of first limiting surfaces;
the sheath is of the columnar structure which is internally provided with a second hollow chamber, an inner wall of the second hollow chamber of the columnar structure comprises a plurality of second limiting surfaces corresponding to the regulating mechanism; and
the telescopic end of the flexible body assembly is arranged inside the first hollow chamber of the regulating mechanism, the regulating mechanism is arranged inside the second hollow chamber of the sheath.

US Pat. No. 10,920,359

AGITATOR FOR A LAUNDRY WASHING MACHINE

ELECTROLUX DO BRASIL S.A....

1. An agitator for a laundry washing machine of the type comprising a washing basket that is configured to be loaded through an upper area thereof, the agitator being configured to fit inside the washing basket and comprising:a base;
an elongated hollow body extending upwards from the base and having a plurality of intake openings located along a length of the elongated hollow body, for the admission of washing liquid;
a plurality of radial openings located on a radial periphery of the base; and
a filtration element extending along the length of the internal area of the elongated hollow body,
wherein, along the length of the elongated hollow body, the plurality of intake openings are in fluid communication with the filtration element,
wherein the elongated hollow body comprises external projections placed along the length of the elongated hollow body and extending up from the base defining agitator projections, and
wherein the plurality of intake openings are located on the external projections.

US Pat. No. 10,920,358

BALANCING APPARATUS OF A WASHING MACHINE

Vestel Elektronik Sanayi ...

1. A balancing apparatus for preventing vibrations and loud running in a drum of a washing machine while operating, wherein the balancing apparatus comprising:a plurality of propellers attached to the drum,
characterized in that
the balancing apparatus further includes at least two half rings, wherein the two half rings are configured to cover the drum,
wherein the propellers and the half rings are magnetically polarized while electric current is passing through the propellers and half rings,
wherein the drum is balanced by forming a similar polarity in poles of the half rings and the poles of the propellers facing each other;
wherein the balancing apparatus further includes at least one ball placed between the half rings and the drum; and
the balancing apparatus further includes a sensor for measuring the distance from the ball to the drum and the distance from the ball to the half rings.

US Pat. No. 10,920,357

WASHING APPARATUS

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A washing apparatus providing a plurality of wash courses, and provided to change one or more options of a specific wash course on assumption that the specific wash course is selected from the wash courses, the washing apparatus comprising:a rotary knob configured to select the specific wash course;
a display region provided in an inner portion with respect to a radial direction of the rotary knob and configured to selectively display a course screen for the specific wash course selected through the rotary knob and an option screen for changing the one or more options;
a variable input interface provided between the rotary knob and the display region, configured to be additionally selected by the user, independent from the rotary knob and configured to display and select a plurality of input information;
a conversion input interface provided in an inner portion with respect to the radial direction of the variable input interface and configured to allow the course screen to be displayed therethrough and selected by the user in the display region according to the rotary knob and the variable input interface and to display the option screen corresponding to the course screen in the display region when the user selects the course screen; and
a controller configured to display the course screen in the display region according to rotation of the rotary knob, display the option screen of the course screen according to selection of the course screen of the conversion input interface and display, in the display region, selected input information according to selection of one of the plurality of input information of the variable input interface,
wherein the conversion input interface is configured to change the input information displayed on the variable input interface according to the user's selection, and complete setting of the course screen or the option screen displayed in the display region.

US Pat. No. 10,920,356

OPTIMIZING PROCESSING METHODS OF MULTIPLE BATCHED ARTICLES HAVING DIFFERENT CHARACTERISTICS

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A computer enabled method for optimizing a batch processing task comprising:registering a user to a batch management system that collects data from the user, wherein the user can revoke permission to the batch management system at any time;
registering item types to be processed by the batch management system including care instructions for the item types;
recording batch items being added to a batch processing machine;
determining compatibility of at least one of said batch items being added to the batch processing machine to a total batch with an item to be processed to registered item match generator of said batch management system, wherein said determining compatibility comprises matching said at least one of said batch items being added to the batch processing machine to the care instructions of said registered item types; and
reporting compatibility of said at least one of said batch items being added to the batch processing machine.

US Pat. No. 10,920,355

GARMENT PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING GARMENT PROCESSING APPARATUS

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method of controlling a laundry treating apparatus, the laundry treatment apparatus comprising a drum in which laundry is stored, a drum inlet provided at a first end of the drum, a tub for rotatably supporting the drum, a tub inlet provided at a first end of the tub and communicating with the drum inlet, a driving unit for rotating the drum, at least one permanent magnet provided in any one of the drum and the tub to generate a magnetic force, a signal generator provided in the other one of the drum and the tub to generate various signals based on the magnetic force varied depending on a position of the permanent magnet; and a controller for controlling an operation of the driving unit and a supply and a discharge of water to the tub via a water supply unit and a drainage unit, respectively, in accordance with a signal provided by the signal generator while the drum is being rotated, the method comprising:rotating the drum at a first predetermined RPM through the driving unit;
sensing, via the signal generator, a magnetic force value of a magnetic force generated in the permanent magnet during rotation of the drum;
stopping an operation of the driving unit or rotating the drum at a second predetermined RPM which is lower than the first predetermined RPM if the sensed magnetic force value is outside of a predetermined magnetic force value reference range;
supplying water to and storing water in the tub through the water supply unit after stopping an operation of the driving unit or rotating the drum at the second predetermined RPM;
rotating the drum at a third predetermined RPM different from the first predetermined RPM through the driving unit;
draining the water stored in the tub through the drainage unit after rotating the drum at the third predetermined RPM for a predetermined time period; and
rotating the drum at the first predetermined RPM through the driving unit.

US Pat. No. 10,920,354

FLOOR COVERING

4. A method of manufacturing a floor covering, the method comprising the steps of:manufacturing the floor covering from a group of components including a tufted textile substrate having a primary backing substrate, said primary backing substrate being moved in a first direction, and a plurality of yarns tufted through the primary backing substrate, the primary backing substrate having a face side and a back side opposite to the face side, a portion of each yarn forming a stitch portion having an end that is located on the back side of the primary backing substrate, and spaces existing between the stitch portions;
conditioning a first adhesive to form a plurality of voids within the first adhesive, forming a layer of the first adhesive, and moving the layer of the first adhesive in the first direction;
forming a layer of reinforcement fibers in the first direction at a first location that is spaced from the primary backing substrate, and moving said layer of reinforcement fibers in the first direction;
conditioning a second adhesive to form a plurality of voids within the second adhesive, forming a layer of the second adhesive, and moving the layer of the second adhesive in the first direction;
positioning the layer of reinforcement fibers between the layers of first and second adhesives; and
compressing the layers of the first adhesive and the second adhesive to simultaneously collapse the voids in the first and second adhesives and move the layer of reinforcement fibers to a second location that is closer to the primary backing substrate than the first location, and flattening the ends of the stitch portions to form engagement surfaces for connecting the layer of reinforcement fibers to the stitch portions.

US Pat. No. 10,920,353

SEWING MACHINE

JANOME SEWING MACHINE CO....

1. A sewing machine comprising:a needle bar supported by a needle bar supporter in a manner freely movable up and down relative to a frame;
an upper shaft supported in a direction horizontal to the frame, and rotated by a motor;
a crank fixed to the upper shaft, and having an output end that rotates;
a crank rod having an input end connected to the output end of the crank in a freely rotatable manner;
a slider provided to an output end of the crank rod in a manner freely movable up and down relative to the frame; and
a connection rod having an input end connected to an intermediate portion between the input end of the crank rod and the output end of the crank rod in a freely rotatable manner, and having an output end connected to the needle bar in a freely rotatable manner,
wherein a length from a connecting position of the connection rod and the crank rod to a connecting position of the slider and the crank rod and a length of the connection rod differ, and
the length of the connection rod is shorter than the length from the connecting position of the connection rod and the crank rod to the connecting position of the slider and the crank rod.

US Pat. No. 10,920,352

DUAL-CONFIGURATION FABRIC FRAME FOR A MANEUVERABLE SEWING MACHINE

HANDI QUILTER, INC., Nor...

1. A dual-configuration fabric frame for a maneuverable sewing machine, the dual-configuration fabric frame comprising:a left side rail;
a right side rail;
a front rail;
a rear rail;
a quilt-backing pole including a ratchet mechanism;
a take-up pole including a ratchet mechanism;
a hoop frame configuration where the left side rail, the right side rail, the front rail, and the rear rail define a left side boundary, a right side boundary, a front boundary, and a rear boundary, respectively, of a working area, and where the left side rail, the right side rail, the front rail, and the rear rail are configured to support a relatively wide fabric clamped thereto that flows from inside the boundaries of the working area to outside the boundaries of the working area; and
a suspension frame configuration where the ratchet mechanisms of the quilt-backing pole and the take-up pole are configured to maintain tension on a relatively narrow fabric that flows from being spooled on the quilt-backing pole, through the working area between the left side boundary and the right side boundary, to being spooled on the take-up pole.

US Pat. No. 10,920,351

SEWING METHOD AND APPARATUS TO INCREASE 3D OBJECT STRENGTH

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A method of bonding printed composite layers into bundles during composite based additive manufacturing, comprising:a) receiving a plurality of printed substrate layers in succession from an additive manufacturing device, each printed substrate layer having a substrate sheet printed with a polymer;
b) stacking the received plurality of printed substrate layers in aligned formation at a piling station to form a bundle of the printed substrate layers, the bundle of printed substrate layers being a part of a stack of the printed substrate layers forming a 3D composite object;
c) sewing the printed substrate layers together with a sewing machine to form a sewn bundle; and
d) transferring the sewn bundle to a stacker subsystem via a bundle convey subsystem for subsequent bonding with a second sewn bundle to form a stack of printed substrate layers including the sewn bundle.

US Pat. No. 10,920,350

FELTING NEEDLE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING AT LEAST ONE FELTING NEEDLE

Groz-Beckert KG, Albstad...

1. A felting needle (1) which extends lengthwise (z) from a mounting (10) to a working-end extremity (16) thereof and which has a working part (15) that extends lengthwise (z) along a part of a longitudinal extent (z) of the felting needle (1), the felting needle comprising:a cross-sectional area (24-29) which extends in radial (r) and circumferential directions (?) of the felting needle (1) and forms the cross-sectional area (24-29) of the working part (15) for a majority of the length thereof,
at least one barb (2), which penetrates into the working part (15) and is formed by an incut running from an outer surface of the working part (15) towards an interior of the felting needle (1), wherein the at least one barb includes a lip at which a height of the barb in the radial direction is at its maximum;
at least one bulge (7), proximal to the barb lip, that projects convexly beyond a circumferential surface of the felting needle (1) in the working part thereof (15) in the needle's radial direction (r) and has a maximum height in the radial direction that is greater than the height of the lip,
wherein the at least one bulge (7) extends lengthwise (z) along the felting needle (1) only along a part of the working part (15) in said lengthwise direction (z),
wherein the at least one bulge (7) includes a barbing bead portion formed as a result of the formation of the at least one barb,
wherein the at least one barb (2) adjoins the at least one bulge in the lengthwise direction (z) of the felting needle (1), and
wherein the needle further comprises an elongate die imprint resulting from formation of the at least one bulge adjacent to the at least one bulge that extends in the lengthwise direction.

US Pat. No. 10,920,349

MULTILAYER NONWOVEN FABRIC, STRETCHABLE MULTILAYER NONWOVEN FABRIC, FIBER PRODUCT, ABSORBENT ARTICLE, AND SANITARY MASK

MITSUI CHEMICALS, INC., ...

1. A multilayer nonwoven fabric, comprising:an elastic nonwoven fabric containing a long fiber of a first thermoplastic elastomer (A?) and a low crystalline polypropylene satisfying the following (a) to (f); and
two mixed fiber spunbonded nonwoven fabrics,
wherein the multilayer nonwoven fabric has a three-layer structure including the mixed fiber spunbonded nonwoven fabric, the elastic nonwoven fabric and the mixed fiber spunbonded nonwoven fabric, in this order,
wherein each of the mixed fiber spunbonded nonwoven fabrics contains a long fiber of a second thermoplastic elastomer (A) and a long fiber of a thermoplastic resin (B) other than the second thermoplastic elastomer (A) in a ratio of 10 to 90% by mass:90 to 10% by mass ((A):(B), with the proviso that (A)+(B)=100% by mass), and
wherein the thermoplastic resin (B) is an olefinic polymer composition consisting essentially of a propylene polymer and a high-density polyethylene:(a) [mmmm]=20 to 60 mol %;(b) [rrrr]/(1?[mmmm])<0.1;(c) [rmrm]>2.5 mol %;(d) [mm]×[rr]/[(mr)]2<2.0;(e) weight-average molecular weight (Mw)=10,000 to 200,000; and(f) molecular weight distribution (Mw/Mn)<4,wherein:[mmmm] is a mesopentad fraction;[rrrr] is a racemic pentad fraction;[rmrm] is a racemic meso racemic mesopentad fraction; and[mm], [rr] and [mr] are triad fractions,wherein the first thermoplastic elastomer (A?) includes a first thermoplastic polyurethane elastomer, and the second thermoplastic elastomer (A) includes a second thermoplastic polyurethane elastomer,
wherein a mixing ratio of the first thermoplastic polyurethane elastomer in the elastic nonwoven fabric is greater than 0% and up to 40% by mass, and is smaller than a mixing ratio of the second thermoplastic polyurethane elastomer in any one of the two mixed fiber spunbonded nonwoven fabrics, and
wherein low temperature heat sealability of the multilayer nonwoven fabric is from 10 N/50 mm to about 18.5 N/50 mm.

US Pat. No. 10,920,348

METHOD OF COMPRESSING MAN-MADE VITREOUS FIBRE WEB

1. A method of compressing an uncured man-made vitreous fibre web conducted by a compression unit on a production line prior to entering a curing oven, the web having two opposed major faces, wherein the method comprises the steps:passing the uncured web along a path; and
subjecting the uncured web to thickness compression, by the compression unit, by applying compression to the two major opposed faces of the uncured web,
wherein
compression of each of said major faces of the uncured web is applied by passing the path between converging continuous compression surfaces,
wherein
the respective major face of the uncured web that is being compressed is in contact with one of the converging compression surfaces,
wherein
each surface of the converging compression surfaces through which the path passes is inclined towards the path, providing an upstream end of each respective surface at a greater distance from the path than a downstream end of the respective surface, and compression is thereby applied to the two opposing major faces simultaneously,
and wherein
each inclined converging compression surface applies an amount of compression to the major face of the uncured web with which the respective inclined converging surface is in contact, wherein one surface is provided by a conveyor belt with at least two primary support rollers and at least one secondary support roller located between the primary support rollers, the position of the at least one secondary support roller being moveable towards and away from the path, the amount of compression applied to at least one of the two opposing major faces of the uncured web between the at least two primary support rollers is adjustable by moving the at least one secondary support roller.

US Pat. No. 10,920,346

MECHANICALLY STRONG ABSORBENT NON-WOVEN FIBROUS MATS

THE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON, ...

1. A liquid entrapping device comprising:an absorbent component; and
a hydrophilic elastomeric fibrous component, wherein the hydrophilic elastomeric fibrous component is a single material that is both liquid absorbent and liquid wicking,
wherein the absorbent component and the hydrophilic elastomeric fibrous component are in physical proximity thereby resulting in fluid communication, wherein the absorbent component is more absorbent than the hydrophilic elastomeric fibrous component but wherein the hydrophilic elastomeric fibrous component absorbs more quickly than and has a smaller holding capacity than the absorbent component therefore resulting in a net fluid flow from the hydrophilic elastomeric fibrous component to the absorbent component,
wherein the absorbent component is mechanically entangled by the hydrophilic elastomeric fibrous component, and wherein the liquid entrapping device is capable of absorbing from 400% to 6000% when placed in water and from 500% to 1250% when placed in synthetic urine (by weight);
wherein the absorbent component is selected from polyesters, polyethers, polyester-polyethers, polymers having pendant carboxylic acids or pendant hydroxyls, polysiloxanes, polyacrylamides, kaolins, serpentines, smectites, glauconite, chlorites, vermiculites, attapulgite, sepiolite, allophane and imogolite, sodium polyacrylates, 2-propenamide-co-2-propenoic acid, and any combination thereof; and
wherein the hydrophilic elastomeric fibrous component is selected from zein protein, polyester elastomers, polydimethylsiloxane, hydrophilic poly(ether-co-ester) elastomers, silicone-co-polyethyleneglycol elastomers, polyacrylates, thermoplastic polyurethanes, poly(ether-co-urethanes), and any combination thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,920,345

UPPER-TORSO GARMENT WITH THREE-DIMENSIONAL KNIT STRUCTURES

NIKE, INC., Beaverton, O...

1. An upper-torso garment having a chest-covering portion, the upper-torso garment comprising:a pair of dome-shaped portions that are located in the chest-covering portion and that are separated from one another by a center bridge, wherein each dome-shaped portion is divisible into a top half and a bottom half and includes a medial perimeter edge, which abuts the center bridge, and lateral perimeter edge;
a knit textile panel constructing each of the dome-shaped portions, the knit textile panel comprising a plurality of courses fully spanning the dome-shaped portion from the medial perimeter edge to the lateral perimeter edge; and
a plurality of partial-length courses partially spanning the dome-shaped portion, wherein the plurality of partial-length courses are intermittently positioned among the plurality of courses, and wherein the plurality of partial-length courses are unevenly distributed between the top half and the bottom half,
wherein the knit textile panel further comprises a tubular-jacquard knit structure having a plurality of front-stitch courses and a plurality of back-stitch courses constructed of a first yarn strand and a second yarn strand, and wherein each front-stitch course intermittently interlocks with a back-stitch course by the first yarn strand and the second yarn strand transferring back and forth between the front-stitch course and the back-stitch course.

US Pat. No. 10,920,344

REED AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

Groz-Beckert KG, Albstad...

1. A reed (15), comprising:a plurality of dents (16) that extend in a longitudinal direction (L) between a first end (17) and an opposite second end (18),
wherein individual ones of the plurality of dents (16) have end sections (19) adjoining the first end (17) and the second end (18) respectively and have a working section (20) between the end sections (19),
whereas individual ones of the plurality of dents (16) have a first dent outer surface (A1) extending in a first plane (E1) in the working section (20) and have a second dent outer surface (A2) extending in a second plane (E2) in the working section (20), wherein the two planes (E1, E2) are orientated parallel to each other,
wherein in at least one end section (19) of at least one of the plurality of dents (16) multiple spacer studs (30) are present that are deepened at a first side (S1) compared with the first plane (E1) respectively and that are raised at a second side (S2) compared with the second plane (E2), wherein a percentage of a sum of the stud outer surface areas (F) of all of the multiple spacer studs (30) at their second side is at most 15% of a total end section surface area of a common end section (19) at the second side, and an adhesive bond is created between adjacent end sections (19) of individual ones of the plurality of dents (16).

US Pat. No. 10,920,343

FIXED ORIENTATION WEAVING APPARATUS

1. A weaving apparatus comprising:a support frame;
a plurality of heddles attached to the support frame;
wherein the heddles hold warp threads in an alternating manner to create a shed through which a weft fiber can be inserted;
a weft insertion device connected to the support frame and positioned at the opening of the shed so that it can travel across the shed to the opposite side of the support frame;
a weft fiber feeding system mounted on the support frame;
a transfer device connected to the weft insertion device;
a retaining ring which is attached to the transfer device;
wherein the retaining element picks a weft fiber from the weft fiber feeding system and holds the weft fiber in a fixed orientation as it travels with the weft insertion device;
a fiber removal system connected to the support frame on the side opposite the weft insertion side;
wherein the fiber removal system removes the weft fiber from the retaining ring of the transfer device when the transfer device and weft insertion device reach the side opposite of the insertion point;
wherein the weft fiber is placed into the weave of the warp yarns in said fixed orientation after removal from the retaining ring and the transfer device and weft insertion device return to the insertion point for picking another weft fiber.

US Pat. No. 10,920,342

LOOM, METHOD FOR PRODUCING TEXTILE, AND ULTRAHIGH-DENSITY TEXTILE

JIAXING DEYONG TEXTILES C...

1. A loom comprising:a plurality of heddles that separate a part of a plurality of warps from the other part of the plurality of warps to form a shed between the part of the warps and the other part of the warps, each of the warps being a polyester yarn;
a weft inserting unit that makes a weft pass through the shed, the weft being a polyester yarn;
a reed that presses the weft, having been passed through the shed, against a fell to make a textile;
a feeding roller that feeds the warps to the heddles from a position displaced from an imaginary plane passing through a center of a moving range of the heddles and the fell;
a let-off beam that feeds the warps to the feeding roller; and
a textile winding beam that winds the textile, wherein
a tension of the warps when the heddles are located at the center is set to 0.32 cN/dtex or more and 0.38 cN/dtex or less.

US Pat. No. 10,920,341

ELECTROSPINNING APPARATUS

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba,...

1. An electrospinning apparatus configured to deposit a fiber on a collector having a part that moves in a first direction or a member having a part that moves in a first direction, the electrospinning apparatus comprising:a first nozzle head provided on one side of the part of the collector moving in the first direction or the part of the member moving in the first direction; and
a second nozzle head provided on a side opposite to the first nozzle head with the part of the collector moving in the first direction or the part of the member moving in the first direction interposed,
the second nozzle head being provided at a position separated from the first nozzle head in the first direction, such that when viewed in plan, the second nozzle head does not overlap the first nozzle head.

US Pat. No. 10,920,340

CONCENTRIC FLOW REACTOR

AlignedBio AB, Lund (SE)...

1. A method of fabricating semiconductor nanowires comprising:providing a first gas stream to a reaction chamber, wherein the first gas stream comprises a first precursor for fabricating the semiconductor nanowires; and
providing a second gas stream to the reaction chamber, wherein the second gas stream forms a sheath separating the first gas stream from a wall of the reaction chamber, wherein the first gas stream has a velocity that is higher than the second gas stream to result in an expansion in a diameter of the first gas stream;
providing nanowire growth catalyst particles;
wherein the semiconductor nanowires comprise single crystal Si, Ge, or SixGe1?x semiconductor nanowires, wherein 0?x?1.

US Pat. No. 10,920,339

SILICON SINGLE CRYSTAL PULLING CONDITION CALCULATION PROGRAM, SILICON SINGLE CRYSTAL HOT ZONE IMPROVEMENT METHOD, AND SILICON SINGLE CRYSTAL GROWING METHOD

SUMCO CORPORATION, Tokyo...

1. A computer-readable medium storing a code of monocrystalline silicon pulling condition calculation program for determining, for growth of a monocrystalline silicon, an optimal value of a solid-liquid interface height h of a solid-liquid interface and an optimal value of a distance Gap between a heat shield plate of a pull-up apparatus for the monocrystalline silicon and a surface of a silicon melt, the program being configured, when being read and run by a computer, to enable the computer to perform the steps of:setting a plurality of sets of pulling conditions based on a plurality of values of the solid-liquid interface height h and a plurality of values of the distance Gap between the heat shield plate and the surface of the silicon melt;
performing, for each set of the pulling conditions, the steps of: calculating a heat flux q (W/m2) and a crystal surface temperature T(K) in the pull-up apparatus by global heat transfer analysis; defining a reference temperature Tref(K) and a geometry of the solid-liquid interface as boundary conditions, the reference temperature Tref(K) being given by an equation (1) below based on the calculated heat flux q(W/m2) and crystal surface temperature T(K); recalculating an in-crystal temperature distribution in the monocrystalline silicon based on the defined boundary conditions; calculating a mean stress ?mean caused in the monocrystalline silicon by structure analysis based on the recalculated in-crystal temperature distribution in the monocrystalline silicon; calculating a defect distribution in a pulling n in the monocrystalline silicon based on the calculated mean stress ?mean in the monocrystalline silicon and the recalculated in-crystal temperature distribution in the monocrystalline silicon; and determining a defect-free region in the pulling direction in the monocrystalline silicon based on the calculated defect distribution in the pulling direction in the monocrystalline silicon;
drawing a contour line of the defect-free region on a two-dimensional map based on a dimension of the defect-free region in the pulling direction in the monocrystalline silicon for each set of the pulling conditions, the two-dimensional snap being defined by the distance Gap between the heat shield plate and the surface of the silicon melt and the solid-liquid interface height h; and
selecting, based on the contour line drawn on the two-dimensional map, one of the values of the solid-liquid interface height h and one of the values of the distance Gap between the heat shield plate and the surface of the silicon melt that maximize the dimension of the defect-free region, wherein
the mean stress mean is given by ?mean=T+?rr+???+?zz)/3, where ?rr, ???, and ?zz represent stress components perpendicular to r-plane, ?-plane, and z-plane, respectively,

where
?=0.55: emissivity of the monocrystalline silicon, and
?=5.67×10?8 (W/m2/K4): Stefan-Boltzmann coefficient.

US Pat. No. 10,920,338

DRIVING UNIT MEASURING APPARATUS AND SILICON CRYSTAL GROWING APPARATUS HAVING SAME

SK SILTRON CO., LTD., Gu...

1. A driving unit measuring apparatus, the apparatus comprising:a crucible support for supporting a crucible;
a pulling unit for elevating or rotating a seed at an upper portion of the crucible;
a crucible driving unit for rotating or elevating the crucible support;
a flat nut detachably coupled to the pulling unit;
a crucible shaft inspection jig detachably coupled to the crucible driving unit; and
a displacement measuring unit coupled to the flat nut and the crucible shaft inspection jig and measuring at least one of elevation and rotational displacement of the pulling unit and the crucible driving unit.

US Pat. No. 10,920,337

METHODS FOR FORMING SINGLE CRYSTAL SILICON INGOTS WITH IMPROVED RESISTIVITY CONTROL

GlobalWafers Co., Ltd., ...

1. A method for producing a single crystal silicon product ingot, the method comprising:adding polycrystalline silicon to a crucible;
heating the polycrystalline silicon to cause a silicon melt to form in the crucible;
adding a first dopant selected from the group consisting of gallium and indium to the crucible to form a silicon melt comprising silicon and the first dopant;
pulling a sample ingot from the silicon melt comprising silicon and the first dopant, the sample ingot having a resistivity, there being a silicon melt comprising silicon and first dopant disposed in the crucible after the sample ingot is pulled;
measuring the resistivity of the sample ingot;
adding an amount of phosphorous as a second dopant to the silicon melt comprising silicon and the first dopant to form a silicon melt comprising silicon, the first dopant and phosphorous, phosphorous being added after the resistivity of the sample ingot is measured, the amount of phosphorous added to the silicon melt being based at least in part on the measured resistivity of the sample ingot; and
pulling the single crystal silicon product ingot from the silicon melt comprising silicon, the first dopant and phosphorous.

US Pat. No. 10,920,336

ANALYSIS OF SILVER ION AND COMPLEXING AGENT IN TIN-SILVER ELECTRODEPOSITION SOLUTION

ECI Technology, Inc., To...

1. An apparatus for analyzing concentrations of silver ions (Ag+) and complexing agent of an electrodeposition solution, comprising:an analysis cell configured to contain an analysis solution;
at least one sampling device;
a precipitating agent injector;
a titrator device configured to add a titrant solution of predetermined concentration to the analysis solution;
a sensor for detecting a change in the analysis solution; and
a controller comprising one or more processors, coupled to the at least one sampling device, the precipitating agent injector, the titrator device, and the sensor;
wherein,
the controller is configured to
(a) cause the sampling device to add a predetermined volume of the electrodeposition solution to the analysis solution;
(b) cause the precipitating agent injector to add a precipitating agent (X?) having a predetermined concentration to the electrodeposition solution to cause a reaction between at least a first portion of the precipitating agent (X?) and substantially all of the silver ions (Ag+) in the analysis solution such that the substantially all of silver ions (Ag+) are precipitated out from the analysis solution as a precipitant (AgX) and such that at least a second portion of the precipitating agent (X?) that did not react with the silver ions (Ag+) remains in the analysis solution, wherein the second portion of the precipitating agent (X?) did not react with the silver ions (Ag+) and remains in the analysis solution;
(c) cause the titrator device to add a first amount of the titrant solution to the analysis solution to reach a first endpoint of titration, wherein the titrant has reacted with substantially all of the second portion of the precipitating agent (X?) remaining in the analysis solution;
(d) cause the titrator device to further add a second amount of the titrant solution to the analysis solution to reach a second endpoint of titration, wherein the titrant has reacted with substantially all of the complexing agent in the analysis solution; and
(e) determine the first endpoint and the second endpoint of titration based on an output of the sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,920,335

ELECTROPLATING APPARATUS FOR TAILORED UNIFORMITY PROFILE

Novellus Systems, Inc., ...

1. A method of electroplating a metal on a substrate while controlling azimuthal uniformity, the method comprising:(a) providing the substrate into an electroplating apparatus configured for rotating the substrate during electroplating, wherein the electroplating apparatus comprises a shield, configured for providing azimuthally asymmetric shielding, wherein the shield is positioned during electroplating such that a distance between the shield and a working surface of the substrate is no more than about 0.1 of the radius of the substrate; and
(b) electroplating the metal on the substrate while rotating the substrate relative to the shield such that a selected portion of the substrate at a selected azimuthal position dwells in a shielded area for a different amount of time than a second portion of the substrate having the same average arc length and the same average radial position and residing at a different angular azimuthal position.

US Pat. No. 10,920,334

ELECTROHYDRODYNAMICALLY FORMED STRUCTURES OF CARBONACEOUS MATERIAL

THE TRUSTEES OF PRINCETON...

1. A method for electrohydrodynamic deposition of at least one carbonaceous material, comprising the steps of:a. providing an electrohydrodynamic cell comprising two electrodes positioned in a parallel orientation and separated by a defined space or gap, where each electrode is comprised of a conductive material having an outer surface;
b. providing materials for a solid phase, comprising the at least one carbonaceous material;
c. providing materials for a suspension medium, comprising at least one of an organic liquid, water, ionic liquids, mixtures or solutions of organic liquids or water, and liquid phases of organic solids with melting temperatures higher than the standard room temperature, which act as solvent or the suspension medium;
d. forming a liquid-based suspension by combining the materials for the solid phase and the materials for the suspension medium, and agitating;
e. placing the liquid-based suspension between the electrodes;
f. applying an electrical field having a first direction between the electrodes to cause deposition on the electrode having a charge opposite that of the suspended material to be deposited;
g. varying the intensity of the electric field sufficiently to drive lateral movement of sheets, stacks, or mixtures of the same to form edge-to-edge aggregates;
h. continue the process of deposition and the lateral movement to build up layers comprising of the sheets, stacks, or mixtures of the same to reach a targeted thickness;
i. increasing the electrical field to stop the lateral movement and fix the layers in place, forming a permanent layered structure;
j. reducing the applied field to zero; and
k. removing the electrodes from the electrohydrodynamic cell.

US Pat. No. 10,920,333

PROCESS FOR PRODUCING WHITE ANODIC OXIDE FINISH

APPLE INC., Cupertino, C...

7. A housing of a portable electronic device having a white appearance, the housing comprising:an aluminum alloy substrate;
an anodic layer that comprises a mixed metal oxide material formed from and overlaying the aluminum alloy substrate, the anodic layer comprising;
bottom portions and pore walls that define pores, the pore walls further defining light-reflecting fissures having lengths between 5 nanometers and 20 nanometers and non-parallel orientations with respect to an outermost surface of the anodic layer, the light-reflecting fissures diffusely reflecting light incident on the outermost surface to impart the white appearance, a concentration of the light-reflecting fissures increasing towards the outermost surface; and
light-reflecting particles that comprise the mixed metal oxide material and are carried by the bottom portions.

US Pat. No. 10,920,331

FILM DEPOSITION DEVICE OF METAL FILM AND METAL FILM DEPOSITION METHOD

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A film deposition device for deposition of a metal film, the film deposition device comprisinga metal ion supplier configured to supply a solution containing metal ions, the metal ion supplier including an opening having an internal space and an inner wall;
a metal positive electrode disposed in the internal space of the opening of the metal ion supplier and being engaged with the inner wall of the opening of the metal ion supplier;
a solid electrolyte membrane disposed on a surface of the positive electrode, the solid electrolyte membrane having a water content of between 15% and 80%, inclusive, by mass, and the solid electrolyte membrane being capable of containing metal ions;
a power supply part configured to apply a voltage between the metal positive electrode and a base material configured to be a negative electrode in a state where the solid electrolyte membrane is disposed on the surface of the metal positive electrode between the metal positive electrode and the base material such that metal is precipitated on a surface of the base material from the metal ions contained inside the solid electrolyte membrane;
a pressing part configured to pressurize the solid electrolyte membrane against the base material by moving the metal positive electrode toward the base material, the pressing part being connected to a cap part of the metal ion supplier;
a solution tank configured to house the solution containing the metal ions, the solution tank being connected via a supply tube to one side of the metal ion supplier;
a waste liquid tank configured to recover waste liquid, the waste liquid tank being connected via a waste liquid tube to another side of the metal ion supplier;
a pedestal configured to fix the base material and adjust alignment of the base material; and
a temperature controller configured to adjust the temperature of the base material via the pedestal;
wherein the metal positive electrode is a foamed metal body made of foam having continuous open cells,
wherein the solution containing the metal ions is capable of transmitting through the metal positive electrode such that the metal ions are supplied to the solid electrolyte membrane.

US Pat. No. 10,920,330

ELECTROLYTIC COPPER FOIL FOR SECONDARY BATTERY AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME

ILJIN MATERIALS CO., LTD....

1. A method of producing an electrolytic copper foil for a secondary battery, the method comprising:(1) preparing a plating solution containing copper ions and Total Organic Carbon (TOC);
(2) applying a current density that is higher than 70 Ampere per Square Deci-metre (ASD) and equal to or lower than 150 ASD under a temperature condition of 30° C. to 70° C. and performing electroplating by using a drum; and
(3) coating an electrolytic copper foil formed by the electroplating with a negative electrode active material and pressing the electrolytic copper foil,
wherein the electrolytic copper foil formed by the electroplating in operation (2) is formed of one surface that is in contact with the drum and the other surface that is an opposite surface of the one surface, and
an average grain size of the one surface is 80% or less of an average grain size of the other surface,
wherein a concentration of the TOC contained in the plating solution is equal to or higher than 450 ppm, and
wherein an average cross-sectional grain size of the electrolytic copper foil before the step of pressing is 0.5 ?m to 1 ?m or less, and the average cross-sectional grain size of the electrolytic copper foil after the step of pressing is 90% or more of the average cross-sectional grain size of the electrolytic copper foil before the step of pressing.

US Pat. No. 10,920,329

ANODE ASSEMBLY FOR ALUMINUM ELECTROLYSIS CELLS AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING ANODE ASSEMBLIES

1. An anode assembly for an aluminum electrolysis cell, the anode assembly comprising:a baked anode block comprising at least one connector molding cavity;
a plurality of elongated connection elements extending longitudinally along at least 50% of a length of the baked anode block, each having an anode block contact surface and an electrical connection surface, the anode block contact surface being embedded in the baked anode block and being in electrical communication with the baked anode block;
at least one electromechanical crossbar connector covering the electrical connection surfaces of the plurality of elongated connection elements and extending in and at least partially filling the at least one connector molding cavity; and
a crossbar having a lower section embedded in the at least one electromechanical crossbar connector and being in electrical communication therewith, the crossbar being electrically connected to the plurality of elongated connection elements through their electrical connection surfaces and the at least one electromechanical crossbar connector.

US Pat. No. 10,920,328

PHOTOELECTROCHEMICAL CELL

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A photoelectrochemical (PEC) cell, comprising:a semiconductor photoelectrode configured with at least two light-harvesting faces for 360° light absorption, wherein the semiconductor photoelectrode includes a n-type semiconductor between a n+-type semiconductor and a p+-type semiconductor, and wherein micropyramid arrays are fabricated on the surfaces of the n+-type semiconductor and the p+-type semiconductor;
a catalyst layer deposited on at least one light-harvesting face and in contact with an electrolyte, wherein the catalyst layer is deposited directly onto the micropyramid array fabricated on the surface of the n+-type semiconductor;
a finger-patterned electrode layer deposited on at least another light-harvesting face; and
a counter electrode in contact with the electrolyte.

US Pat. No. 10,920,327

METHOD FOR TRANSPORTING NITRIDE IONS IN AN ELECTROCHEMICAL CELL

PALO ALTO RESEARCH CENTER...

1. A method for transporting nitride ions (N3?) across a solid electrolyte comprising a metal nitride in an electrochemical cell, the electrochemical cell comprising:a first catalyst electrode layer;
a second catalyst electrode layer; and
the solid electrolyte between the first catalyst electrode layer and the second catalyst electrode layer;
the method comprising:
applying a voltage to the electrochemical cell;
providing nitrogen (N2) to the first catalyst electrode layer, wherein the nitrogen reacts to form nitride ions at a surface of the first catalyst electrode layer; and
transporting the nitride ions across the solid electrolyte;
wherein the electrochemical cell is operated at a temperature in the range of from 150° C. to 250° C.;
wherein the nitrogen (N2) is provided at a pressure in the range of from 1 bar to 10 bar; and
wherein the solid electrolyte comprises lithium nitride.

US Pat. No. 10,920,325

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A HARD MATERIAL LAYER ON A SUBSTRATE, HARD MATERIAL LAYER, MACHINING TOOL AND COATING SOURCE

Ceratizit Austria Gesells...

1. A process for producing a hard material layer on a substrate, the method comprising:providing the substrate; and
applying a multilayer coating system to the substrate by alternate deposition of CrTaN and AITiN in a physical vapor deposition (PVD) process.

US Pat. No. 10,920,323

INSULATING-COATED ORIENTED MAGNETIC STEEL SHEET AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

JFE STEEL CORPORATION, T...

1. A method of manufacturing a grain oriented electrical steel sheet with an insulating coating, comprising:a grain oriented electrical steel sheet; and an insulating coating provided on a surface of the grain oriented electrical steel sheet,
wherein the insulating coating contains at least one selected from the group consisting of Mg, Ca, Ba, Sr, Zn, Al and Mn, and Si, P, and O, and
wherein a P K-absorption edge XAFS spectrum of the insulating coating shows three absorption peaks between 2156 eV and 2180 eV,
the grain oriented electrical steel sheet with an insulating coating being obtained by performing baking and plasma treatment in this order after applying a treatment solution to a surface of a grain oriented electrical steel sheet having undergone finishing annealing,
wherein the treatment solution contains a phosphate of at least one selected from the group consisting of Mg, Ca, Ba, Sr, Zn, Al and Mn, and colloidal silica,
wherein a colloidal silica content in the treatment solution in terms of solid content is 50 to 150 parts by mass with respect to 100 parts by mass of total solids in the phosphate,
wherein conditions of the baking in which a baking temperature T (unit: ° C.) ranges 800?T?1000, a hydrogen concentration H2 (unit: vol %) in a baking atmosphere ranges 0?H2?0.2, and a baking time Time (unit: s) at the baking temperature T ranges Time?300 are met, and
wherein the plasma treatment is a treatment which includes irradiating an entire surface of the grain oriented electrical steel sheet after the baking with plasma generated from plasma gas containing at least 0.3 vol % to at most 6.7 vol % of hydrogen for 0.10 seconds or more.

US Pat. No. 10,920,322

METHOD FOR DIRECTLY DEPOSITING PALLADIUM ONTO A NON-ACTIVATED SURFACE OF A GALLIUM NITRIDE SEMICONDUCTOR

Atotech Deutschland GmbH,...

1. Method for directly depositing palladium onto a non-activated surface of a gallium nitride semiconductor, comprising in this order the steps:(i) providing a doped or non-doped gallium nitride semiconductor with a non-activated surface,
(ii) providing an aqueous, acidic palladium plating bath, comprising
(a) Pd2+ ions,
(b) one or more than one reducing agent suitable to reduce Pd2+ ions to metallic Pd0,
(c) one or more than one compound selected from the group consisting of compounds of formulae (I) and (II)

wherein R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7, and R8 are independently H, alkyl, aryl, hetero aryl, NH2, SO3H, or OH, and
R9 is independently H, alkyl, aryl, or hetero aryl,
(iii) contacting the semiconductor with the plating bath such that metallic palladium or a palladium alloy is electrolessly deposited onto the non-activated surface of the semiconductor, the plating bath temperature being in the range of from 70° C. to 99° C.

US Pat. No. 10,920,320

PLASMA HEALTH DETERMINATION IN SEMICONDUCTOR SUBSTRATE PROCESSING REACTORS

Applied Materials, Inc., ...

1. A method of forming a plasma, the method comprising:flowing a precursor into a region, wherein the region is within a substrate processing chamber;
turning on an RF power from an RF power supply disposed outside the region;
analyzing the RF power in a V/I probe disposed between the RF power supply and the region, wherein analyzing the RF power in the V/I probe determines a time-based voltage spectrum, voltage amplitude, a current amplitude and a voltage-current phase difference;
delivering the RF power to region to excite an RF plasma within the region from the precursor;
calculating a power delivered to the RF plasma by multiplying the voltage amplitude by the current amplitude and further by a cosine of the voltage-current phase difference;
calculating a power difference between the RF power and the power delivered to the RF plasma and then calculating a dimensionless ratio of the power difference to the RF power;
terminating the RF power from the RF power supply if the dimensionless ratio is greater than 0.21.

US Pat. No. 10,920,319

CERAMIC SHOWERHEADS WITH CONDUCTIVE ELECTRODES

Applied Materials, Inc., ...

1. A semiconductor processing chamber showerhead comprising: a dielectric plate characterized by a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface, wherein the dielectric plate defines a plurality of apertures through the dielectric plate, wherein the dielectric plate defines a first annular channel in the first surface of the dielectric plate, the first annular channel extending about the plurality of apertures, and wherein the dielectric plate defines a second annular channel in the first surface of the dielectric plate, the second annular channel formed radially outward from the first annular channel; and a conductive material embedded within the dielectric plate and extending about the plurality of apertures without being exposed to the chamber environment by the apertures, wherein the conductive material is exposed at the second annular channel.

US Pat. No. 10,920,317

SHOWER HEAD, VAPOR PHASE GROWTH APPARATUS AND VAPOR PHASE GROWTH METHOD

NuFlare Technology, Inc.,...

1. A shower head comprising:a mixing chamber to which process gas is supplied;
a plurality of cooling portions provided below the mixing chamber with gaps, each of the gaps provided between a pair of the cooling portions provided adjacently, each of the plurality of cooling portions having a cooling hole extending linearly in a predetermined direction parallel to a horizontal direction, the process gas being introduced from the mixing chamber to the gaps, the gaps extending linearly in the predetermined direction;
a plurality of buffer regions provided below the gaps, the process gas being introduced from the gaps to the buffer regions, the plurality of buffer regions extending linearly in the predetermined direction; and
a shower plate provided below the buffer regions, the shower plate having a plurality of through holes disposed at a predetermined interval, the process gas being introduced from the buffer regions to the plurality of through holes,
wherein a width of the gag is less than a width of the buffer region.

US Pat. No. 10,920,316

SUBSTRATE PROCESSING APPARATUS

Tokyo Electron Limited, ...

1. A substrate processing apparatus, comprising:a process chamber;
a turntable disposed in the process chamber, a surface of the turntable receiving a substrate along a circumferential direction;
a process gas supply part including a process gas discharge surface configured to supply a process gas to the turntable;
a space partition extending from the process gas discharge surface toward a downstream side of the process gas discharge surface in a rotational direction of the turntable and configured to cover a part of the turntable and to form a lower space between the space partition and the turntable, and an upper space between the space partition and a ceiling surface of the process chamber;
an exhaust duct disposed downstream of the space partition in the rotational direction of the turntable and extending along a radial direction of the turntable, the exhaust duct having a lower exhaust opening in its lateral surface at a first position lower than the space partition; and
an upper exhaust opening disposed at a second position higher than the space partition.

US Pat. No. 10,920,315

PLASMA FORELINE THERMAL REACTOR SYSTEM

Applied Materials, Inc., ...

1. A foreline plasma reactor system for treating exhaust gases of a vacuum processing system, comprising:a first plasma source having a first inlet and an outlet;
a first downstream trap coupled to the outlet of the first plasma source; and
a first valve operable to selectively direct exhaust gases between a first flow path and a second flow path, the first flow path coupled to the first inlet of the first plasma source, the second flow path bypassing the first plasma source and the first downstream trap.

US Pat. No. 10,920,314

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A STEEL SHEET FOR A BATTERY CASE AND BATTERY CASE MADE ACCORDING THE METHOD

TATA STEEL UK LIMITED, L...

1. A method for manufacturing a battery case comprising the steps of:providing a Ni-plated steel sheet or strip,
bringing the Ni-plated steel sheet or strip in an enclosure,
heating the content of the enclosure,
supplying a graphene precursor into the enclosure,
applying a graphene based coating layer on the Ni-plated steel sheet or strip,
cooling the steel sheet or strip,
cutting plates or discs from the steel sheet or strip, and
performing a drawing operation on the plates or discs without applying a drawing lubricant on the steel sheet or strip or the plates and/or discs cut from the steel sheet or strip.

US Pat. No. 10,920,313

DIAZADIENYL COMPOUND, RAW MATERIAL FOR FORMING THIN FILM, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THIN FILM

ADEKA CORPORATION, Tokyo...

1. A method for manufacturing a thin film, comprising the steps of:introducing a vapor including a diazadienyl compound obtained by vaporizing a raw material for forming a thin film comprising the diazadienyl compound and a reactive gas into a film formation chamber in which a substrate is disposed, wherein the diazadienyl compound is represented by Formula (I) below:

wherein R1 represents a C1-6 linear or branched alkyl group, and M represents nickel atom or manganese atom; and
forming, on a surface of the substrate, a thin film including at least one atom selected from nickel atom and manganese atom by inducing decomposition and/or chemical reaction of the diazadienyl compound.

US Pat. No. 10,920,312

ELECTROCHEMICAL CELL WITH INCREASED CURRENT DENSITY

Roche Sequencing Solution...

1. A nanopore cell, including:an electrolyte well having a bottom base, a surrounding dielectric sidewall having a first surface that faces an interior volume of the electrolyte well and a second surface that is planar and parallel to the bottom base of the electrolyte well;
a first portion of electrode material disposed on the bottom base of the electrolyte well, wherein the first portion of electrode material covers the entire bottom base of the electrolyte well; and
a second portion of electrode material disposed on the first surface of the surrounding dielectric sidewall of the electrolyte well and electrically connected to the first portion of electrode material, the second portion of electrode material having a first surface that faces the interior volume of the electrolyte well and a second surface that forms an annulus that is coplanar with the second surface of the surrounding dielectric sidewall; and
wherein the first portion of electrode material and the second portion of electrode material are configured to jointly provide capacitive coupling when an electrolyte is placed in the electrolyte well; and
wherein the first portion of electrode material forms a base portion of a working electrode, and wherein the second portion of electrode material forms a surrounding wall of the working electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,920,311

DEPOSITION MASK, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME, AND METHOD FOR REPAIRING THE SAME

V TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., ...

1. A deposition mask comprising:a mask sheet formed by stacking a metal layer provided with a plurality of through holes on a film layer provided with a plurality of opening patterns, each through hole enclosing at least one of the opening patterns, and by dividing one surface of the mask sheet into a plurality of unit cells each including two or more of the opening patterns and two or more of the plurality of through holes; and
a sheet-shaped support member which is made of metal and has a plurality of openings corresponding to the unit cells of the mask sheet, the support member supporting the mask sheet by being joined to the metal layer of the mask sheet to which no external tension is applied,
wherein:
the metal layer is formed by plating on the film layer held in close contact by a substrate under such a condition as to generate internal tensile stress to the substrate, and
the support member is joined to the metal layer, and the internal tensile stress remains in the metal layer.

US Pat. No. 10,920,309

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A NITRIDED PACKAGING STEEL

ThyssenKrupp Rasselstein ...

1. A method for producing a nitrided packaging steel having a carbon content of 10 to 1000 ppm by weight and a quantity of uncombined nitrogen dissolved therein of at least 150 ppm by weight, the method comprising:nitriding a molten steel to a nitrogen content of a maximum 160 ppm by weight by feeding nitrogen into the molten steel in a form of a nitrogen-containing gas or a nitrogen-containing solid to form a nitrided molten steel;
casting a slab from the nitrided molten steel;
hot-rolling the slab to form to a hot-rolled strip;
cold-rolling the hot-rolled strip to form a flat steel product; and
recrystallization annealing and nitriding the flat steel product in a continuous annealing furnace, the recrystallization annealing and nitriding including;
passing the flat steel product through the continuous annealing furnace; and
introducing a nitrogen-containing gas into the continuous annealing furnace, directing the nitrogen-containing gas onto the flat steel product while passing the flat steel product through the continuous annealing furnace at a strip speed of at least 200 m/min, and increasing a quantity of uncombined nitrogen in the flat steel product to at least 150 ppm by weight, thereby producing the nitrided packaging steel, the nitrided packaging steel produced having a tensile strength of more than 600 MPa and an elongation at fracture of at least 5%.

US Pat. No. 10,920,308

COATING CYLINDER BORES WITHOUT PRIOR ACTIVATION OF THE SURFACE

OERLIKON METCO AG, WOHLEN...

1. A cylinder of a piston-type internal combustion engine, comprising:at least one bore with an inner shell formed from a base material,
a layer system at least partially provided on the base material in a region of the bore to form a first boundary surface between the base material and the layer system,
wherein the layer system comprises a thermally sprayed layer that at least partially forms a shell surface of the bore to act as a functional layer,
wherein the layer system further comprises an adhesive layer including a boundary surface material, in a region of the first boundary surface, that includes molybdenum and at least one further element, the boundary surface material being bonded to the inner shell of the base material, and the inner shell having a surface roughness from the manufacturing of the bore but not profiled to activate the inner shell, by a chemical bond, and
wherein the boundary surface material differs from a material of the functional layer in at least one of composition or structure.

US Pat. No. 10,920,307

THERMO-HYDROGEN REFINEMENT OF MICROSTRUCTURE OF TITANIUM MATERIALS

University of Utah Resear...

17. A titanium material having an ultrafine-grained or fine-grained microstructure, comprising ? colonies or globular ?p grains with diameters 10 to greater than 200 times smaller than prior ? grains they were formed from, fine and discontinuous ? grains after refinement at the triple points of the ? colonies and ?p grains, and grain boundary ? found at prior ? grain boundaries with a thickness that is within 50% of an average diameter of the ? colonies or ?p grains.

US Pat. No. 10,920,306

ALUMINUM ALLOY WIRE ROD AND PRODUCING METHOD THEREOF

HITACHI METALS, LTD., To...

1. A wire rod made of an aluminum alloy, the aluminum alloy having a chemical composition consisting of 0.1 to 1.0 mass % of Co, 0.2 to 0.5 mass % of Zr, 0.02 to 0.09 mass % of Fe, 0.02 to 0.09 mass % of Si, 0 to 0.2 mass % of Mg, 0 to 0.10 mass % of Ti, 0 to 0.03 mass % of B, 0 to 1.00 mass % of Cu, 0 to 0.50 mass % of Ag, 0 to 0.50 mass % of Au, 0 to 1.00 mass % of Mn, 0 to 1.00 mass % of Cr, 0 to 0.50 mass % of Hf, 0 to 0.50 mass % of V, 0 to 0.50 mass % of Sc, 0 to 0.50 mass % of Ni, the balance being Al and inevitable impurities,wherein the aluminum alloy has a metal structure including Al crystal grains, an Al—Co—Fe compound and an Al—Zr compound, and
wherein an area ratio of a region occupied by the Al crystal grains having a crystal grain diameter of 10 ?m or less is 90% or more.

US Pat. No. 10,920,305

FE-BASED SHAPE MEMORY ALLOY MATERIAL AND METHOD OF PRODUCING THE SAME

TOHOKU UNIVERSITY, Senda...

1. A Fe-based shape memory alloy material, containing 25 atom % to 42 atom % of Mn, 10.5 atom % to 11.5 atom % of Al, 5 atom % to 12 atom % of Ni, and 5.1 atom % to 15 atom % of Cr, with the balance being Fe and unavoidable impurities,in which a temperature dependency of a transformation-induced stress is 0.30 MPa/° C. or lower.

US Pat. No. 10,920,304

CEMENTED CARBIDE AND ITS PRODUCTION METHOD, AND ROLLING ROLL

HITACHI METALS, LTD., To...

1. A cemented carbide comprising 55-90 parts by mass of WC particles, and 10-45 parts by mass of a binder phase containing Fe as a main component,said binder phase having a composition comprising
2.5-10% by mass of Ni,
0.2-1.2% by mass of C,
0.5-5% by mass of Cr,
0.2-2.0% by mass of Si,
0.1-3% by mass of W,
0-5% by mass of Co, and
0-1% by mass of Mn,
the balance being substantially Fe and inevitable impurities; and
said cemented carbide being substantially free from composite carbides having major axes of 5 ?m or more.

US Pat. No. 10,920,303

INDUCED MATERIAL SEGREGATION METHODS OF MANUFACTURING A POLYCRYSTALLINE DIAMOND TOOL

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A method of manufacturing a polycrystalline diamond compact (PDC) cutter, the method comprising:introducing a polycrystalline diamond particulate, a substrate particulate, and a binder in a reactor, wherein the binder is a solid phase material at room temperature;
performing induced segregation of the polycrystalline diamond particulate and the substrate particulate in the reactor to form a segregated mixture having a continuous compositional gradient of the polycrystalline diamond particulate and the substrate particulate along an axis of the segregated mixture, wherein the continuous compositional gradient begins with a substrate-rich phase at one end of the axis and ends with a polycrystalline diamond-rich phase at the other end of the axis;
consolidating the segregated mixture to form a green-state material, including the binder immobilizing the polycrystalline diamond particulate and the substrate particulate in the green-state material;
placing the green-state material adjacent to a substrate at a first face of the green-state material, wherein the first face has a maximum concentration of substrate in the continuous compositional gradient;
placing the green-state material adjacent to thermally stable polycrystalline diamond at a second face of the green-state material opposite the first face, wherein the second face has a maximum concentration of polycrystalline diamond in the continuous compositional gradient; and
performing a high-temperature high-pressure (HTHP) sintering process on the green-state material to form the PDC cutter, including applying sintering process conditions to eliminate the binder during the HTHP sintering process.

US Pat. No. 10,920,302

CERMET MATERIALS AND METHOD FOR MAKING SUCH MATERIALS

1. A cermet material comprising:only one MAX having a formula Ti2AlC or Ti3AlC2; and
a second intermetallic phase of formula TixAly; where
x is equal to 1, 2, or 3,
y is equal to 1, 2, or 3, and
x+y?4;
a volume proportion of the first phase in the material being between 70% and 95%; and
a volume proportion of the second phase in the material being between 30% and 5%; and
a porosity fraction being less than 5%.

US Pat. No. 10,920,300

TITANIUM COMPOSITE MATERIAL AND TITANIUM MATERIAL FOR HOT ROLLING

NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION,...

1. A titanium composite material, comprising:an inner layer comprising a commercially pure titanium or a titanium alloy;
an outer layer formed on at least one rolling surface of the inner layer, the outer layer having a chemical composition that is different from a chemical composition of the inner layer; and
an intermediate layer formed between the inner layer and the outer layer, the intermediate layer having a chemical composition that is different from the chemical composition of the inner layer, the intermediate layer satisfying the following formula;
wherein:
the outer layer has a thickness of 2 ?m or more, and a proportion of the outer layer with respect to the overall thickness is no more than 40% per side; and
a thickness of the intermediate layer is 0.5 ?m or more;
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US Pat. No. 10,920,299

SYSTEM OPTIMIZATION USING COMPRESSED RETICULATED FOAM STRUCTURES

ERG AEROSPACE CORPORATION...

1. A method of producing a heterogeneously dense continuous one-piece insoluble reticulated open celled foam metal or alloy material from a homogenously dense one-piece insoluble reticulated open celled foam metal or alloy material comprising(a) obtaining a homogenously dense one-piece insoluble reticulated open celled from metal or allow material;
(b) placing a single piece of the homogenously dense insoluble reticulated open celled foam metal or alloy material in a press and die; and
(c) applying different amounts of pressure to the press ranging from 1,000 psi to 40,000 psi to create a heterogenous density within the single piece of reticulated open called foam metal or alloy material, wherein the heterogenous density results from the collapsing of the open cells
to generate a heterogeneously dense continuos one-piece insoluble reticulated open celled foam metal or alloy material comprising
(1) open cells ranging in size and having a maximum diameter of 4 mm and a minimum diameter of 0.35 mm;
(2) ligaments having a width of 0.025 mm to 0.7 mm;
(3) pores formed by the ligaments; and
(4) a density within the heterogeneously dense one-piece insoluble reticulated open celled foam metal or alloy material ranging from an increase of at least 3% in density at a least dense point to an increase of 85% density at a most dense point as compared to the density of the homogenously dense one-piece insoluble reticulated open celled foam metal or alloy material,
wherein the density is a continuous gradient across the heterogeneously dense one-piece insoluble reticulated open celled foam metal or alloy material.

US Pat. No. 10,920,298

GOOD FATIGUE- AND CRACK GROWTH-RESISTANT STEEL PLATE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREFOR

1. A steel plate having excellent resistance to fatigue crack growth, consisting of, in weight percentage:C: 0.040-0.070%,
Si: 0.40-0.70%,
Mn: 1.30-1.60%,
P?0.013%,
S 0.001%-0.003%,
Cu:?0.30%,
Ni:?0.30%,
Mo:?0.10%,
Ti: 0.008-0.018%,
Nb: 0.015-0.030%,
N:?0.0040%,
Ca: 0.0010-0.0040%,
and the balance being Fe and inevitable inclusions; with contents of foregoing elements having to meet all following relationships:
[% C]×[% Si] is controlled in a range of from 0.022 to 0.042;
{([% C]+3.33[% Nb])×[% Si]}×Vcooling rate/Tcooling-stopping is controlled in a rangeof 1.15×10?4 to 2.2×10?3, whereinVcooling rate is an average rate of accelerated cooling performed after a non-recrystallization controlled rolling in unit K/s, and
Tcooling-stopping is a stopping temperature of accelerated cooling performed after a non-recrystallization controlled rolling in unit K;
and a Ca treatment is carried out, with the Ca/S ratio being controlled between 1.0 and 3.0 and Ca×S0.28?1.0×10?3 and
wherein said steel plate has a yield strength of ?385 MPa, a tensile strength of 520-630 MPa, a single value of Charpy impact energy at ?40° C. of ?80 J, and da/dN ?3.0×10?8 under conditions of ?K=8 MPa·m?1/2.

US Pat. No. 10,920,296

ALLOY STEEL COMPOSITION AND PRODUCING METHOD THEREOF

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. A producing method of an alloy steel composition, comprising:performing a first heat treatment on the alloy steel composition for a first time period to soften the alloy steel composition, wherein a temperature of the first heat treatment, is gradually increased to a temperature between 780° C. to 980° C. at a heating rate of 10° C. per minute to 100° C. per minute, and the first time period is between 5 minutes to 60 minutes;
performing a first cooling treatment on the softened alloy steel composition, wherein a temperature of the first cooling treatment, is naturally cooled to a room temperature at a cooling rate of 0.1° C. per minute to 10° C. per minute;
performing a treatment on the softened alloy steel composition to form a workpiece;
performing a second heat treatment on the workpiece for a second time period, wherein the second heat treatment is gradually increased to a temperature between 780° C. to 980° C. at a heating rate of 10° C. per minute to 100° C. per minute, and the second time period is between 5 minutes to 60 minutes; and
performing a second cooling treatment on the workpiece to make the workpiece become a bainite structure, wherein the second cooling treatment is that the workpiece is put in a salt bath of 250° C. to 450° C. for a third time period of 5 minutes to 60 minutes,
wherein a cooling rate of the second cooling treatment is higher than the cooling rate of the first cooling treatment, and the alloy steel composition includes 95 wt % to 98 wt % iron and one or a combination of 0.1 wt % to 2.0 wt % chromium and 0.1 wt % to 2.0 wt % nickel.

US Pat. No. 10,920,295

3D PRINTABLE HARD FERROUS METALLIC ALLOYS FOR POWDER BED FUSION

The NanoSteel Company, In...

1. A method of layer-by-layer construction of a metallic part comprising:supplying particles of an iron-based alloy, the iron-based alloy comprising:
Cr in an amount ranging from 10.0 wt. % to 19.0 wt. %;
Mo in an amount ranging from 0.5 wt. % to 3.0 wt. %;
at least three elements from C, Ni, Cu, Nb, Si and N; and
the balance of said iron-based alloy containing Fe; and
forming an as-built metallic part at least in part by powder bed fusing comprising melting the particle into a molten state and cooling and forming one or more solidified layers of the iron- based alloy;
wherein:
when C is in the iron-based alloy, it is present in an amount of 0.35 wt. % or less;
when Ni is in the iron-based alloy, it is present in an amount of 5.0 wt. % or less;
when Cu is in the iron-based alloy, it is present in an amount of 5.0 wt. % or less;
when Nb is in the iron-based alloy, it is present in an amount of 1.0 wt. % or less;
when Si is in the iron-based alloy, it is present in an amount of 1.0 wt. % or less; and
when N is in the iron-based alloy, it is present in an amount of 0.25 wt. % or less;
each of the one or more solidified layers has an as-formed thickness of 2.0 microns to 200.0 microns; and
said as-built metallic part has a tensile strength of at least 1000 MPa, a yield strength of at least 640 MPa, an elongation of at least 3.0%, and a hardness (HV) of at least 375; and
further comprising heating the as-built metallic part at a temperature of greater than 900 ° C. followed by a gas quench and cooling to form a solutionized metallic part with an increase in martensite content.

US Pat. No. 10,920,293

STEEL SHEET AND PLATED STEEL SHEET, METHOD FOR PRODUCING HOT-ROLLED STEEL SHEET, METHOD FOR PRODUCING COLD-ROLLED FULL-HARD STEEL SHEET, METHOD FOR PRODUCING HEAT-TREATED SHEET, METHOD FOR PRODUCING STEEL SHEET, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING PLATED STEEL SHEET

JFE Steel Corporation, T...

1. A steel sheet of a composition comprising, in mass %, C: 0.07 to 0.19%, Si: 0.09% or less, Mn: 0.50 to 1.60%, P: 0.05% or less, S: 0.01% or less, Al: 0.01 to 0.10%, N: 0.010% or less, and the balance Fe and unavoidable impurities, and of a micro structure that contains ferrite as a primary phase, and 2 to 12% of perlite, and 3% or less of martensite by volume, and in which the remainder is a low-temperature occurring phase, the ferrite having an average crystal grain diameter of 25 ?m or less, the perlite having an average crystal grain diameter of 5 ?m or less, the martensite having an average crystal grain diameter of 1.5 ?m or less, and the perlite having a mean free path of 5.5 ?m or more, the mean free path being determined by the following equation:
wherein LM: Mean free path of Perlite (?m), dM: Average crystal grain diameter of perlite (?m), ?: Circumference ratio, and f: Area percentage (%), and
the steel sheet having a tensile strength of 440 MPa or more.

US Pat. No. 10,920,292

FENI ORDERED ALLOY AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING FENI ORDERED ALLOY

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. An FeNi ordered alloy comprising:an L10 type order crystal structure; and
a regularity defined by S, which is equal to or higher than 0.5.

US Pat. No. 10,920,291

SURFACE TREATMENT PROCESS

Commonwealth Steel Compan...

1. A method of hardening a surface of a ferro-alloy object, the method comprising:at least partially gasifying a carbon-containing polymer to form a hardening material source; and
exposing the object to the hardening material source, such that the hardening material source and the surface of the object react, thereby hardening the surface of the object, wherein the object is grinding media.

US Pat. No. 10,920,273

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR IMMUNE REPERTOIRE SEQUENCING

LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORA...

1. A method for amplification of expression nucleic acid sequences of an immune receptor repertoire in a sample, comprising:performing a single multiplex amplification reaction to amplify expressed target immune receptor nucleic acid template molecules using at least one set of:
i) (a) a plurality of V gene primers directed to a majority of different V genes of at least one immune receptor coding sequence comprising at least a portion of framework region 1 (FR1) within the V gene,
(b) a plurality of V gene primers directed to a majority of different V genes of at least one immune receptor coding sequence comprising at least a portion of framework region 2 (FR2) within the V gene, or
(c) a plurality of V gene primers directed to a majority of different V genes of at least one immune receptor coding sequence comprising at least a portion of framework region 3 (FR3) within the V gene; and
ii) (a) one or more C gene primers directed to at least a portion of a C gene of the at least one immune receptor coding sequence, or
(b) a plurality of J gene primers directed to at least a portion of a majority of different J genes of the at least one immune receptor coding sequence;
wherein each set of i) and ii) primers is directed to coding sequences of the same target immune receptor gene selected from a T cell receptor gene or an antibody receptor gene and wherein performing the amplification using the at least one set of i) and ii) primers results in amplicon molecules representing the target immune receptor repertoire in the sample;
thereby generating immune receptor amplicon molecules comprising the target immune receptor repertoire;
wherein each of the plurality of V gene primers, the plurality of J gene primers and the one of more C gene primers has the following criteria:
(1) includes two or more modified nucleotides having a cleavable group within the primer sequence, at least one of which is included near or at the termini of the primer and at least one of which is included at, or about the center nucleotide position of the primer sequence;
(2) length is about 15 to about 40 bases in length;
(3) Tm of from above 60° C. to about 70° C.;
(4) has low cross-reactivity with non-target sequences present in the sample;
(5) at least the first four nucleotides (going from 3? to 5? direction) are non-complementary to any sequence within any other primer present in the same reaction; and
(6) are non-complementary to any consecutive stretch of at least 5 nucleotides within any other produced target amplicon.

US Pat. No. 10,920,272

HIGH-THROUGHPUT METHOD FOR CHARACTERIZING THE GENOME-WIDE ACTIVITY OF EDITING NUCLEASES IN VITRO

1. A method of preparing a library of covalently closed circular double-stranded DNA (dsDNA) molecules, the method comprising:(a) providing a sample comprising dsDNA;
(b) performing a tagmentation of the dsDNA by incubating the dsDNA with a transposome complex comprising a transposase and a transposon DNA to add sequences that enable circularization;
(c) gap-repairing single-stranded DNA (ssDNA) gaps in the DNA molecules generated in step (b);
(d) treating the repaired dsDNA molecules to produce staggered DNA ends that can mediate intramolecular circularization;
(e) incubating the DNA molecules obtained in step (d) with a ligase to induce intramolecular ligation; and
(f) treating circularized DNA molecules obtained in step (e) with exonuclease(s) to degrade any remaining linear molecules with unligated ends and to produce a library of covalently closed circular dsDNA molecules.

US Pat. No. 10,920,271

NANOPORE-BASED SINGLE DNA MOLECULE CHARACTERIZATION, IDENTIFICATION AND ISOLATION USING SPEED BUMPS

Roche Sequencing Solution...

1. A method for sequencing a nucleic acid molecule, the method comprising:applying a first electric potential having a first polarity across an array of nanopore detectors, each nanopore detector comprising a pair of electrodes, a membrane disposed between the pair of electrodes, and a nanopore disposed in the membrane;
threading a plurality of single stranded nucleic acid molecules through the array of nanopore detectors in a first direction based on the first polarity of the applied first electric potential;
measuring a first electrical signal in each nanopore detector as the single stranded nucleic acid molecule is threaded through the nanopore in the first direction;
applying a second electric potential having a second polarity across the array of nanopore detectors, wherein the second polarity is opposite the first polarity;
threading the plurality of single stranded nucleic acid molecules through the array of nanopore detectors in a second direction based on the second polarity of the applied second electrical potential, wherein the second direction is opposite the first direction, wherein each single stranded nucleic acid molecule has a first end comprising a first bulky structure, wherein each single stranded nucleic acid molecule has a second end comprising a second bulky structure, wherein the second end is the leading end of the single stranded nucleic acid molecule and the second bulky structure is configured to prevent the nucleic acid from passing completely through the nanopore when the single stranded nucleic acid is threaded through the nanopore in the second direction, wherein the first bulky structure and the second bulky structures are configured to be converted to non-bulky structures at different working temperatures that will allow the single stranded nucleic acid molecule to pass through the nanopore;
measuring a second electrical signal in each nanopore detector as the single stranded nucleic acid molecule is threaded through the nanopore in the second direction; and
determining a sequence for each single stranded nucleic acid molecule based on the first electrical signal and the second electrical signal.

US Pat. No. 10,920,268

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR ISOLATING ASYMMETRIC NUCLEIC ACID COMPLEXES

Pacific Biosciences of Ca...

1. A method for isolating nucleic acid synthesis-competent nucleic acid templates comprising:obtaining a sample comprising asymmetrically tagged nucleic acid templates each comprising a double-stranded insert region, a first hairpin adapter at one end, and a second hairpin adapter at the opposite end, wherein the first hairpin adapter comprises a synthesis primer binding site and a capture primer binding site positioned 3? of the synthesis primer binding site;
contacting the nucleic acid sample with a capture primer specific for the capture primer binding site under nucleic acid hybridization conditions;
immobilizing capture primer-hybridized nucleic acid templates to a solid support via a capture region on the capture primer;
contacting the nucleic acid templates immobilized to the solid support with a nucleic acid polymerase having strand displacement activity under conditions that promote nucleic acid synthesis from a synthesis primer hybridized to the synthesis primer binding site; and
collecting nucleic acid templates eluted from the solid support by the strand displacement activity of the nucleic acid polymerase, thereby isolating nucleic acid synthesis-competent nucleic acid templates.

US Pat. No. 10,920,265

COMPOUNDS AND METHODS FOR DETECTION OF ENZYMES THAT REMOVE METHYL SUCCINYL GROUPS FROM EPSILON-AMINO LYSINE MOIETIES

Enzo Life Sciences, Inc.,...

1. A method of determining whether at least one molecule inhibits an enzyme that removes a methyl succinyl moiety from an ?-amino of a lysine, the method comprising:(a) mixing the enzyme and a molecule with a compound having the formula

wherein
SIG is a fluorophore or luminescent moiety,
m is an integer from 1 to 10,
R1 is NH, O, S or SO2,
R2 is a hydrogen, a halogen, an isothiocyano group (SNC), an azido group (N3), a sulfonate group (SO3R4), a sulfate group (OSO3R4), a carboxyl group (CO2H), a carbonyl group (COR4), an amido group (CONR42 or NR3COR4), a carbamate group (NR4CO2R4), a phosphate group (OPO3R43), a phosphonate group (PO3R42), an amino group (NR42), an alkoxy group (OR4), a thiol group (SR4), a sulfoxy group (SOR4), a sulfone group (SO2R4), a sulfonamide group (SO2NR42), a phosphino group (PR42), a silane group (SiR43), an oligopeptide sequence of 1-20 modified or unmodified amino acids or amino acid substitutes, a protein, a glycoprotein or a lipoprotein,
each R4 is independently a hydrogen, 1 to 3 halogen atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C10 straight-chain, branched or cyclic alkyl, alkenyl or alkynyl group wherein one or more C, CH or CH2 groups may be substituted with an O atom, N atom, S atom, or NH group, an unsubstituted or substituted aromatic group wherein one or more C, CH or CH2 groups may be substituted with an O atom, N atom, S atom, or NH group, and
R3 is a methyl succinyl moiety;
(b) incubating the enzyme-molecule-compound mixture to allow the enzyme to remove the methyl succinyl moiety in the absence of the molecule; and
(c) determining whether the methyl succinyl moiety is removed from the compound to an equivalent degree that the methyl succinyl moiety would be removed from the compound in the absence of the molecule,
wherein the failure of the removal of the methyl succinyl moiety from the compound to an equivalent degree as in the absence of the molecule indicates that the molecule is an inhibitor of the enzyme.

US Pat. No. 10,920,262

CELL MEASUREMENT METHOD

KURASHIKI BOSEKI KABUSHIK...

1. A cell measurement method comprising:a step of staining target cells with a dye;
an image obtaining step for obtaining an image of the target cells;
a discrimination step for discriminating the target cells from contaminating cells by applying multi-stage binarization processing to the image;
a step of eliminating noises due to the contaminating cells from the image based on the result of the discrimination step; and
a step of evaluating an amount of target cells by integrating an index value of cell amount in the image from which the contaminating cells have been eliminated,
wherein when an island-like section is substantially circular in two binarization processings by using two threshold values which are different by a predetermined reference difference or more, and thus it can be estimated that the island-like section is substantially circular between these two threshold values regardless of the magnitude of the threshold values, the discrimination step comprises a step of judging that the island-like section is substantially spherical cells.

US Pat. No. 10,920,259

TWO ELECTRODES FUNCTIONING AS THREE ELECTRODES IN THE FLUID CHAMBER OF A TEST STRIP

Changsha Sinocare Inc., ...

1. An electrochemical test system comprising:an electrochemical test strip capable of receiving a fluid in a fluid chamber and comprising a first electrode and a second electrode within the fluid chamber; and
a meter, the electrochemical test strip in electronic communication with the meter, wherein the meter is programmed to:
apply a first potential to the first electrode against the second electrode for a first time period;
measure a measured background current caused by the applied first potential to the first electrode against the second electrode during the first time period;
apply a second potential to the second electrode against the first electrode for a second time period, wherein the first time period occurs before the second time period;
measure a working current caused by the applied second potential to the second electrode against the first electrode during the second time period;
extrapolate an extrapolated background current for the second time period based on the measured background current during the first time period; and
calculate a difference between the extrapolated background current at a time during the second time period and the working current at the time during the second time period, the calculated difference being a current signal representing an analyte concentration.

US Pat. No. 10,920,249

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CO2 SEQUESTRATION

California Institute of T...

19. An apparatus for sequestering carbon dioxide, comprising:at least one reactor vessel defining an enclosed volume;
at least one source of a catalyst, a sequestration agent, a CO2 gas, and an aqueous solution;
at least one input in fluid communication between the at least one source and the enclosed volume of the at least one reactor vessel; and
at least one output in fluid communication with the enclosed volume of the at least one reactor vessel;
wherein the at least one input is arranged such that the CO2 gas and aqueous solution combine to form an aqueous carbon dioxide solution, and wherein the aqueous carbon dioxide solution and catalyst are delivered as a mixture within the enclosed volume of the at least one reactor within a first catalytic region encompassing a second interfacial catalytic region disposed about the sequestration agent and being located within a laminar flow boundary at the interface between the mixture and the carbonate sequestration agent.

US Pat. No. 10,920,243

METHODS AND ORGANISMS TO ELUCIDATE BIOPOLYMER/SMALL MOLECULE INTERACTIONS

Biotica Research Corp., ...

1. A process for detecting a molecular interaction between a small molecule and a first pre-determined receptor in the presence of a second pre-determined receptor, the process comprising:(a) providing a transgenic C. elegans modified to express a first pre-determined receptor in a first neuron that directs movement in a first direction while simultaneously expressing a second pre-determined receptor that is a different receptor from said first pre-determined receptor or is a mutated version of said first pre-determined receptor in a second neuron that directs movement in a second direction, wherein said second direction is opposite said first direction;
(b) placing said transgenic C. elegans in an electrical field and exposing said transgenic C, elegans to said small molecule in a gradient of the small molecule; wherein said electrical field is oriented in a direction that is different from a direction of said gradient of said small molecule; and
(c) ascertaining a change in mobility of the transgenic C. elegans in response to said exposing step,
wherein said change in mobility is indicative of a molecular interaction between said small molecule and said first pre-determined receptor despite the presence of said second pre-determined receptor.

US Pat. No. 10,920,239

MAIZE EVENT MON87429 AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A recombinant DNA molecule comprising a sequence selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NO:10, SEQ ID NO:9, SEQ ID NO:8, SEQ ID NO:7, SEQ ID NO:6, SEQ ID NO:5, SEQ ID NO:4, SEQ ID NO:3, SEQ ID NO:2, and SEQ ID NO:1.

US Pat. No. 10,920,233

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR LIPID PRODUCTION

Board of Regents, The Uni...

1. A method of producing a lipid, lipid precursor, or oleochemi cal comprising:1) culturing a genetically modified Yarrowia lipolytica yeast cell in a growth medium; and
2) isolating said lipid, lipid precursor, or oleochemical;
wherein the dry weight of said genetically modified yeast cell comprises greater than 60% wt/wt lipids, lipid precursors, and oleochemicals;
wherein said genetically modified yeast cell comprises (i) a recombinant acvl- CoA:diacvlglvcerol acvltransferase 1 (DGA1) gene and a genetically modified lipid synthesis regulator (MGA2) gene, wherein said genetically modified MGA2 gene increases lipid production compared to a non-genetically modified MGA2 control; or (ii) a recombinant acvl-CoA:diacvlglvcerol acvltransferase 2 (DGA2) gene and a genetically modified lipid synthesis regulator (MGA2) gene, wherein said genetically modified MGA2 gene increases lipid production compared to a non-genetically modified MGA2 control; and
wherein said lipid, lipid precursor, or oleochemical is not a sterol.

US Pat. No. 10,920,230

METHYLOTROPHS FOR AQUACULTURE AND ANIMAL FEED

KnipBio, Inc., Lowell, M...

1. A biomass comprising substantially one or more isolated methylotrophic bacterial cultures,wherein the bacteria are genetically modified to produce elevated levels of a carotenoid compound relative to the corresponding unmodified bacterium;
wherein the bacterium of the cultures is selected from the group consisting of Methylomonas, Methylobacter, Methylosinus, Methylocyctis, Methylomicrobium, Methylophilus, Methylobacterium, Hyphomicrobium, Bacillus, Nocardia, Arthrobacter, Rhodopseudomonas, and Pseudomonas; and
wherein the genetically modified bacterium is modified so that one or more genes producing enzymes that divert isoprenoid compounds from the carotenoid biosynthetic pathway are blocked or deleted.

US Pat. No. 10,920,219

TAGMENTATION USING IMMOBILIZED TRANSPOSOMES WITH LINKERS

ILLUMINA, INC., San Dieg...

1. A transposome complex comprising:(i) a transposase,
(ii) a first transposon comprising:
(a) a 3? portion comprising a first transposon end sequence; and
(b) a first adaptor sequence at the 5? end of the first transposon end sequence;
(iii) a second transposon comprising a second transposon end sequence complementary to at least a portion of the first transposon end sequence; and
(iv) a non-nucleic acid linker having a first end attached to the 3? end of the second transposon and a second end attached to an affinity element.

US Pat. No. 10,920,216

SIMULTANEOUS, INTEGRATED SELECTION AND EVOLUTION OF ANTIBODY/PROTEIN PERFORMANCE AND EXPRESSION IN PRODUCTION HOSTS

BioAtla, Inc., San Diego...

1. A method of evolution of a template human protein in a manufacturing host, the method comprising:a. mutating the template human protein to produce a set of mutant human proteins in the manufacturing host;
b. screening the set of mutant progeny proteins for at least one predetermined property, characteristic or activity;
c. selecting an up-mutant human protein from the set of mutant human proteins based upon the at least one predetermined property, characteristic or activity; and
d. manufacturing the up-mutant human protein comprising expressing the up-mutant human protein in the same production host as in the mutating step (a).

US Pat. No. 10,920,210

RECOMBINANT BATROXOBIN MIXED COMPOSITION AND A HEMOSTATIC POWDER OR HEMOSTATIC PAD COMPRISING SAME

NC BIT INC., Gyeonggi-do...

1. A recombinant batroxobin mixed composition comprising recombinant batroxobins, wherein a glycosylation structure is bound to the recombinant batroxobins, and the glycosylation structure has structure represented by the following Formulae 2-8:
in Formulae 2 to 8, M represents a mannose, and G represents an N-acetylglucosamine, andwherein the recombinant batroxobin comprises the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2.

US Pat. No. 10,920,186

DEVICE FOR CULTURING CELLS

GREINER BIO-ONE GMBH, Fr...

1. A device for culturing cells, which device comprises a bottom wall, at least one side wall as well as an upper wall for forming an interior volume that is configured to be shut off from the outside world,a liquid culture comprising cells being present on the bottom wall in use, enclosed by said at least one side wall,
at least one supply channel comprising a supply channel opening disposed in the upper wall, and at least one discharge channel disposed in the upper wall, wherein the at least one supply channel is configured to supply gas to the liquid culture and wherein the at least one discharge channel is configured to discharge gas wherein the at least one supply channel and the at least one discharge channel are separate channels, wherein the at least one supply channel is spaced from a central axis of the device by a distance which is smaller than half the smallest distance between the central axis and the at least one side wall or coincides with the central axis, and wherein said at least one supply channel and said at least one discharge channel are configured to distribute gas evenly throughout said device; and
wherein the upper wall is further provided with at least one inlet and/or one outlet opening separate from the at least one supply channel and the at least one discharge channel and in addition to the at least one supply channel and the at least one discharge channel for supplying and/or discharging culture medium to and from, respectively, the interior volume; and
wherein at least one intermediate bottom with at least one intermediate side wall is provided between the bottom wall and the upper wall, providing at least one intermediate space, in which the at least one intermediate space configured to hold another liquid culture with cells on the intermediate bottom in use, enclosed by the at least one intermediate wall, wherein the at least one intermediate bottom further includes an intermediate wall defining a passage having a fluid inlet aperture and a fluid outlet aperture, at least a portion of the intermediate wall is in fluid communication with the supply channel opening, wherein said at least one intermediate bottom is in fluid communication with said at least one supply channel via said passage for fluid flow in a direction of the bottom wall, and wherein said intermediate wall further comprises at least one feed-through aperture in fluid communication with the passage for supplying fluid into the at least one intermediate space in a connected condition.

US Pat. No. 10,920,185

VESSELS AND SPINNER FLASKS WITH REDUCED IMPELLER WOBBLE FOR CULTURING CELLS

Corning Incorporated, Co...

13. A vessel for culturing cells, comprising:a vessel body having a top portion, a bottom portion comprising a bottom interior surface, and a cylindrical sidewall;
an impeller assembly inside the vessel body comprising a top portion rotatably coupled to the top portion of the vessel body, the impeller assembly having a plurality of planar blades, a central axis, a flexible shaft extending down from the top portion of the impeller assembly, a magnet receptacle molded within the plurality of planar blades, a magnet within the magnet receptacle, and an impeller o-ring, where each of the plurality of planar blades comprises a bottom surface and the impeller o-ring is coupled to each of the bottom surfaces of the planar blades; and;
a plurality of positioning nubs coupled to the bottom interior surface of the vessel body, spaced from an inside edge of the impeller o-ring; and
a center nub coupled to the bottom interior surface of the vessel body coincident with the central axis of the impeller assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,920,183

PETRI DISH

Thermo Fisher Scientific ...

1. A Petri dish comprising:a dish body having a bottom wall and a side wall which extends along an outer circumference of the bottom wall, the bottom wall and the side wall of the dish body forming an upper opening space adapted to accommodate cultures;
a dish lid adapted to cover the upper opening space from above the dish body, the dish lid having a top wall and a side wall which extends along an outer circumference of the top wall, the dish body and the dish lid being two independent members that are detachable;
a ring for gripping formed on an outer side of the side wall of the dish body that extends circumferentially, wherein the ring for gripping has an outer diameter larger than an outer diameter of the dish lid; and
a plurality of upwardly extending protrusions distributed on the ring for gripping,
wherein, when the dish lid is closed on the dish body, a lower end of the side wall of the dish lid is located between the side wall of the dish body and a first portion of the plurality of protrusions, and the lower end of the side wall of the dish lid is spaced in a vertical direction from the ring, with a second portion of the plurality of protrusions being located between the lower end of the side wall of the dish lid and the ring.

US Pat. No. 10,920,179

CLEANING SOLUTION AND METHOD FOR CLEANING SUBSTRATE

Tokyo Ohka Kogyo Co., Ltd...

1. A cleaning solution comprising hydrofluoric acid (A), a corrosion inhibitor (B) and a solvent (S),wherein the corrosion inhibitor comprises a polymer comprising one or more units represented by the following formula (b1) or formula (b2):
wherein in the formula (b1), Rb1 and Rb2 are each independently a hydrogen atom or a hydrocarbon group having 1 or more 6 or less carbon atoms, and Rb1 and Rb2 are optionally bound to each other to form a ring, andin the formula (b2), Rb3 is a hydrogen atom or a methyl group, and Rb4 and Rb5 are each independently a hydrogen atom, or a hydrocarbon group having 1 or more 6 or less carbon atoms which is optionally substituted with one or more hydroxy groups, and Rb4 and Rb5 are optionally bound to each other to form a ring,
wherein the cleaning solution does not comprise an amine.

US Pat. No. 10,920,176

TRANSPARENT LIQUIDS, IN PARTICULAR FABRIC TREATMENT AGENTS, COMPRISING PERFUME AND MICROCAPSULES WITH AN ODOR MODULATOR COMPOUND

1. A liquid, transparent composition for textile treatment, comprisinga) at least one odorant
and
b) from 0.00001 to 0.2 wt. % microcapsules, comprising at least one odor modulator compound, wherein each individual modulator compound
i) is contained, based on the total of all the odorants contained in the composition, in an amount of from 2 wt. % to 0.000001 wt. %, and
ii) contains at least one heteroatom, wherein the at least one heteroatom is selected from N, O, S, Si, Se, F, Cl, Br or I, and
iii) has a molecular weight of lower than 250 g mol?1, and
wherein the composition has an efficiency factor of at least 1.15 on account of the at least one odor modulator compound, wherein the efficiency factor is calculated according to the following formula:

where E=efficiency factor and P=number of persons trained in odors that deemed the composition having an odor modulator compound (PGMV) or not having an odor modulator compound (P) to be more intense, wherein the sum of PGMV and P is at least 34, and wherein the composition has a turbidity of less than 60 NTU at 20 deg. C.

US Pat. No. 10,920,170

FRAGRANCE MIXTURES CONTAINING TRICYCLO[5.2.1.0]-DECANE-8-ETHYL ETHER

SYMRISE AG, Holzminden (...

1. A fragrance mixture comprising:(a) a compound of formula (I)
and additionally:(b) one or more fragrance(s) selected from the group consisting of alcohols and aldehydes, having a molecular weight of 210 g/mol or less, and/or
(c) one or more fragrance(s) selected from the group consisting of ketones, ethers, and esters, having a molecular weight in the range of 190 g/mol to 250 g/mol;
wherein the mass ratio of the total amount of the fragrance(s) of (b) to the total amount of the compound of formula (I) is greater than or equal to 99:1, and/or the mass ratio of the total amount of the fragrance(s) of (c) to the total amount of the compound of formula (I) is greater than or equal to 99:1.

US Pat. No. 10,920,169

AMBERGRIS AND/OR INDOLE-LIKE COMPOSITIONS OF ODORIFEROUS SUBSTANCES

SYMRISE AG, Holzminden (...

1. A fragrance composition comprising:one or more compounds of formula (I):

wherein R is methyl or ethyl and R1 is H, methyl, or ethyl; and
and one or more solvents and/or one or more further fragrances.

US Pat. No. 10,920,168

COFFEE LUBRICANT HAVING NANOPARTICLES

NATIONAL FORMOSA UNIVERSI...

1. A coffee lubricant consisting of:[a] 36 to 40 wt % of glycerin;
[b] 1 to 7 wt % of gum arabic;
[c] 0.3 to 1.3 wt % of nanoparticles; and
[d] remaining part of coffee biofuel;wherein said nanoparticles are CuO;said coffee biofuel is extracted from coffee dregs and has a viscosity of 60 to 70 cSt at a temperature of 40 degrees Celsius.

US Pat. No. 10,920,167

LUBRICANT COMPOSITION AND LUBRICATING OIL COMPOSITION

ADEKA CORPORATION, Tokyo...

1. A lubricant composition comprising a binuclear molybdenum compound (A) and a trinuclear molybdenum compound (B), wherein these compounds are included in a range represented by (molybdenum of the binuclear molybdenum compound (A)):(molybdenum of the trinuclear molybdenum compound (B))=99.98:0.02 to 95:5 as a mass ratio, andwherein the binuclear molybdenum compound (A) is a molybdenum dithiocarbamate represented by the following formula (2) and the trinuclear molybdenum compound (B) is a compound represented by the following formula (4):
wherein R1 to R4 each independently represent a hydrocarbon group having 4 to 18 carbon atoms, and X1 to X4 each independently represent a sulfur atom or an oxygen atom;wherein R5 and R6 each independently represent a hydrocarbon group having 4 to 18 carbon atoms, h represents a number from 3 to 10, and n represents a number from 1 to 4.

US Pat. No. 10,920,166

COMPOSITE BEARING WITH ENHANCED WEAR AND MACHINABILITY

GGB, Inc., Thorofare, NJ...

1. A self-lubricating composite material comprising:a woven matrix of semi-continuous thermoplastic fibers;
discontinuous polymer fiber segments dispersed throughout the woven matrix, wherein each discontinuous polymer fiber segment has a length in the range of from 0.5 mm to 3.0 mm and, wherein:
the discontinuous polymer fiber segments are formed by:
winding a continuous polymer fiber onto a supporting mandrel, and
stretch breaking the continuous polymer fiber, which was wound onto the supporting mandrel, to form the discontinuous polymer fiber segments; and
a thermosetting resin in which the woven matrix is embedded.

US Pat. No. 10,920,163

GREASE COMPOSITION FOR LUBRICATING RESINS AND ELECTRIC POWER STEERING DEVICE

KYODO YUSHI CO., LTD., F...

1. A grease composition for lubricating resins, comprising;60 to 90 mass % of a base oil having a kinematic viscosity at 40° C. of 15 to 200 mm2/s,
5 to 25 mass % of, as a thickener, a diurea compound represented by formula (I):
R1—NHCONH—R2—NHCONH—R3  (I)wherein R2 represents a bivalent aromatic hydrocarbon group having 6 to 15 carbon atoms, and R1 and R3 each independently represent a straight-chain or branched alkyl group having 8 to 22 carbon atoms, and0.1 to 4 mass % of a chained hydrocarbon polymer having a weight-average molecular weight of 200,000 to 300,000,
wherein the base oil comprises poly-alpha-olefin,
the chained hydrocarbon polymer is unsubstituted or substituted ethylene propylene copolymers or unsubstituted or substituted polyisoprenes,
the kinematic viscosity of a mixture of the base oil and the chained hydrocarbon polymer is in the range of 80 to 280 mm2/s at 40° C., and
wherein all mass percents are based on the total mass of the composition.

US Pat. No. 10,920,162

LUBRICANT COMPOSITION, LUBRICATING METHOD AND TRANSMISSION

IDEMITSU KOSAN CO., LTD.,...

1. A lubricating oil composition, comprising:(A): a succinimide having an alkenyl group or an alkyl group;
(B): a primary amine having a hydrocarbon group having 16 or more and 20 or less carbon atoms;
(C): a fatty acid amide compound having an aliphatic group having 16 or more and 20 or less carbon atoms; and
(D): an amide compound represented by formula (1):

wherein:
R11 and R12 each independently represent a hydrocarbon group having 8 or more and 20 or less carbon atoms,
R13 represents a hydroxyalkyl group having 1 or more and 2 or less carbon atoms, and
X represents an oxygen atom or a sulfur atom,
wherein the content of the component (B) as converted in terms of nitrogen atom is, based on the total amount of the composition, 30 ppm by mass or more and 100 ppm by mass or less,
the content of the component (C) as converted in terms of nitrogen atom is, based on the total amount of the composition, 100 ppm by mass or more and 250 ppm by mass or less, and
the content of the component (D) as converted in terms of nitrogen atom is, based on the total amount of the composition, 50 ppm by mass or more and 550 ppm by mass or less.

US Pat. No. 10,920,161

LOW TRANSITION TEMPERATURE MIXTURES OR DEEP EUTECTIC SOLVENTS AND PROCESSES FOR PREPARATION THEREOF

ExxonMobil Research and E...

1. A composition comprising: a eutectic mixture of at least a first component comprising a hydrogen bond acceptor and at least a second component comprising a hydrogen bond donor; wherein the eutectic mixture comprises an equilibrium phase between the at least first component and the at least second component, and wherein the equilibrium phase does not exhibit physical characteristics of the at least first component in an unmixed state and the at least second component in an unmixed state; wherein the at least first component and the at least second component form an intermolecular interaction between each other sufficient to prevent crystallization of the at least first component and the at least second component in the eutectic mixture; and wherein the eutectic mixture is a liquid at 20° C.;wherein the composition comprises a synthetic base stock, a synthetic co-base stock, a functional fluid, or a lubricant additive.

US Pat. No. 10,920,160

ENVIRONMENT-FRIENDLY MARINE FUEL

Mawetal LLC, Nacogdoches...

1. A technical method to offset or reduce fuel costs incurred at sea by a ship tendering to grid on shore while transient in port all or portion of on-board electricity generated by firing on-board fuel comprising analyzing KWH cost of electricity generated by land based supply and KWH cost of electricity generated on board ship when transient in port firing on-board fuel for electrical generation for costs(i) of land based supply to port electrical grid where
(a) ship receives electricity from said grid or
(b) ship sends electricity to said grid, then
(ii) of transient ship when in port where
(a) ship receives electricity from said grid or
(b) ship sends electricity to said grid,
(iii) then if costs of (i)(a)+(ii)(a)>(i)(b)+(ii)(b), to offset or reduce fuel costs incurred at sea, transient ship when in port connects to said grid and controls ship's on board generators loads to send electricity to said grid for compensation to said ship which offsets or reduce fuel costs incurred at sea.

US Pat. No. 10,920,157

HYDROCRACKING PROCESS AND SYSTEM INCLUDING SEPARATION OF HEAVY POLY NUCLEAR AROMATICS FROM RECYCLE BY IONIC LIQUIDS AND SOLID ADSORBENTS

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A process for the treatment of a hydrocracking unit bottoms stream obtained from a hydrocracking operation containing heavy poly-nuclear aromatic (HPNA) compounds that are derived from the hydrocracking operation prior to use within the hydrocracking operation to reduce the content of HPNA compounds, the process comprising:a. contacting the bottoms stream from the hydrocracking operation with an effective amount of adsorbent material in an adsorption vessel to produce an adsorbent-treated bottoms stream having a reduced content of HPNA compounds;
b. recovering and introducing the adsorbent-treated bottoms stream into an extraction unit with one or more ionic liquids for a predetermined time to extract the HPNA compounds and produce an extraction unit effluent stream containing extracted HPNA compounds and ionic liquid, and an ionic liquid treated stream having a reduced content of HPNA compounds and residual ionic liquid;
c. recovering and introducing the effluent stream from the extraction unit containing the extracted HPNA compounds and ionic liquid into a separation unit for contact with an organic polar solvent;
d. maintaining the extraction unit effluent stream from the extraction unit containing extracted HPNA compounds and ionic liquid in the separation unit for a time that is sufficient to form a solution of the HPNA compounds in the organic polar solvent;
e. recovering ionic liquid from the separation unit for re-use in the extraction unit, and discharging a stream containing solvent and HPNA compounds stream;
f. transferring the stream containing solvent and HPNA compounds to a solvent recovery unit, and recovering a solvent stream for re-use in the separation unit;
g. transferring from the extraction unit the ionic liquid treated stream having reduced HPNA compounds to a liquid-liquid separator and recovering as separate streams
(i) an ionic liquid treated hydrocarbon stream having a substantially reduced content of HPNA compounds, and
(ii) a stream containing residual ionic liquid and HPNA compounds; and
h. using all or a portion of the treated hydrocarbon stream having a substantially reduced content of HPNA compounds as feed within the hydrocracking operation.

US Pat. No. 10,920,156

PROCESS TO CONVERT ALIPHATICS AND ALKYLAROMATICS TO LIGHT OLEFINS WITH ACIDIC CATALYST

UOP LLC, Des Plaines, IL...

1. A process for producing ethylene, propylene and aromatics comprising:passing a feed stream comprising olefins, paraffins and alkylaromatics in the range of C4 to C11 into a reaction zone;
contacting said feed stream with a catalyst to crack olefins and paraffins and dealkylate alkylaromatics to form a cracked product comprising olefins and aromatics,
wherein an alkali content of the catalyst is no more than 200 wppm, wherein said catalyst comprises about 30 to about 80% by weight acidic zeolite with a maximum pore diameter of greater than 5 Angstroms and about 20 to about 70% by weight of a low-acidic binder selected from the group consisting of aluminum phosphate, silicon oxide and zirconium oxide, and
wherein said acidic zeolite has a molar Si/Al2 ratio between about 200 and about 1200; and,
adding a stream comprising hydrogen to the reaction zone,
wherein a molar ratio of hydrogen to C5+ hydrocarbons at an inlet to the reaction zone is about 3:1 to about 6:1, and
wherein at least 50 wt % of alkyl aromatics containing C2-C4 alkyl chains are dealkylated to the corresponding light olefin and corresponding aromatics.

US Pat. No. 10,920,155

FUEL CLEANING SYSTEM

General Electric Company,...

1. A system comprising:a fuel treatment system, comprising:
a hydrodynamic cavitation reactor configured to receive a fluid that comprises fuel from a fuel supply and water from a water supply, wherein the hydrodynamic cavitation reactor is configured to cavitate the fluid, and wherein cavitation of the fluid is configured to crack the fuel and form radicals that combine with one or more substances in the fuel to form one or more combined substances;
a separator configured to receive the fluid, and wherein the separator is configured to separate the fluid into the water, the fuel, and the one or more combined substances; and
a water remediation module configured to receive the water from the separator.

US Pat. No. 10,920,154

PROCESS FOR DESALTING CRUDE OIL

Petroliam Nasional Berhad...

1. A process of separating an ionic liquid from a crude oil and an organic acid from the crude oil in a desalter, the process comprising the steps of:(i) introducing into the desalter a mixture comprising crude oil, an ionic liquid, and an organic acid, together with water in an amount of greater than 30% by volume relative to the mixture; and
(ii) separating a crude oil phase from one or more liquid phases comprising the ionic liquid, organic acid, and water.

US Pat. No. 10,920,153

COMBINED PROCESS TO PRODUCE BOTH A PIPELINEABLE CRUDE AND CARBON FIBER FROM HEAVY HYDROCARBON

1. An integrated process operated to produce both a pipelineable crude product and a carbon fiber product from a heavy hydrocarbon feedstock, where the heavy hydrocarbon feedstock is processed in a thermal reactor and some of the product from the thermal reactor is treated in a solvent deasphalting unit, with produced liquids being collected and mixed and further processed to reduce olefins, to produce a liquid crude stream for pipeline transport, and with asphaltene solids produced from the solvent deasphalting unit further processed into the carbon fiber product, and where gases generated at any portion of the entire process are reused in the process or sold, the process comprising:a. introducing the heavy hydrocarbon feedstock into a heater and raising the heavy hydrocarbon feedstock temperature to a desired temperature range below the cracking temperature of the heavy hydrocarbon feedstock of 600-660° F. to produce a heated heavy hydrocarbon feedstock;
b. sending the heated heavy hydrocarbon feedstock for processing to a near atmospheric thermal reactor operating at an elevated uniform bulk liquid temperature of 700-790° F. for an in-reactor residence time of 1 min to 7 hours to create and produce a vaporized lighter heavy hydrocarbon stream and a heavier liquid hydrocarbon stream;
c. condensing the lighter heavy hydrocarbon stream produced from the reactor in step b) to produce a condensed lighter heavy hydrocarbon stream;
d. saturating olefins in the condensed lighter heavy hydrocarbon stream from step c) to produce a condensed olefin-saturated liquid;
e. mixing the heavier liquid hydrocarbon stream produced in step b) with a lighter hydrocarbon solvent to precipitate asphaltene and form a precipitated asphaltene solid particulate which remains solid at operating conditions, creating and producing a solid/liquid mixture;
f. separating the solid/liquid mixture produced in step e) in two streams including a solid/lighter hydrocarbon solvent slurry and a heavy hydrocarbon liquid/lighter hydrocarbon solvent mixture;
g. separating the heavy hydrocarbon liquid/lighter hydrocarbon solvent mixture produced in step f) into a heavy hydrocarbon stream and a lighter hydrocarbon solvent;
h. mixing the heavy hydrocarbon stream produced in step g) with the condensed olefin-saturated liquid produced in step d) to create the pipelineable crude product;
i. separating solids from the lighter hydrocarbon solvent in the solid/lighter hydrocarbon solvent slurry produced in step f) in a solid/vapor inertial separation unit, to produce a solvent-free solid asphaltene particulate stream and a vaporized lighter hydrocarbon solvent stream;
j. adding a first solvent different from the lighter hydrocarbon solvent to the solvent-free solid asphaltene particulate stream in step i) to produce a reduced solid stream primarily consisting of coke, coke precursors and inorganic material and a second stream being an asphaltene solid particulate/solvent mixture comprising the first solvent and an asphaltene solid particulate with coke, coke precursors and inorganic material removed;
k. separating the asphaltene solid particulate/solvent mixture of step j) to recover the first solvent for reuse in step j) and a reduced asphaltene solid particulate stream;
l. extruding the reduced asphaltene solid particulate stream to produce extruded asphaltenes;
m. spinning the extruded asphaltenes into a continuous thread of asphaltene thread woundable on a spool;
n. stabilizing the asphaltene thread by heat treatment at 350-550° F. for up to 1 hour to produce a stabilized asphaltene thread;
o. carbonizing the stabilized asphaltene thread by heat treatment at 1823-3632° F. for up to 1 hour to produce a carbonized carbon fiber; and
p. conditioning the carbonized carbon fiber to create the carbon fiber product, wherein the conditioning comprises surface treating and sizing the carbonized carbon fiber.

US Pat. No. 10,920,152

REACTOR AND METHOD FOR UPGRADING HEAVY HYDROCARBONS WITH SUPERCRITICAL FLUIDS

PyroPhase, Inc., Chicago...

1. A method of upgrading a feedstock comprising hydro-carbonaceous components while protecting such components from forming char when processed to lighter materials in a reactor comprising an inner tube defining a central channel and an outer tube that together with the inner tube defines an annular channel with both the central and the annular channels extending downwardly into a borehole by a distance of at least 400 feet and having fluid communication at their lower ends, wherein one of the central channel or the annular channel functions as a downflow channel to downwardly transport the feedstock and water; the other of the central channel and the annular channel functions as an upflow channel to upwardly transport a reaction zone effluent having a higher temperature than the feedstock and water; and the inner tube indirectly transfers heat from the upflow channel to the downflow channel, the method comprising:passing the feedstock and water into an upper zone comprising an upper portion of the downflow channel in which fluid shear is created by contact of the feedstock and water with the walls of the inner tube and the contact decreases the feedstock viscosity due to increased water and feedstock temperature down the length of the upper zone as a result of heat transfer from the upflow channel to the upper zone that increases the temperature of the water and feedstock down the length of the downflow channel and increasing fluid head down the length of the downflow channel that causes an increase in the pressure and density of the water and feedstock and provides an upper mixture;
passing the upper mixture downwardly from the upper zone to a middle zone comprising a middle portion of the downflow channel wherein the temperature in the middle zone of the downflow channel increases at least in part by indirect exchange of heat to the middle zone from the upflow channel across the inner tube thereby raising the solubility of the feedstock in the water to cause at least a portion of the feedstock components to dissolve in the water as the temperature of the mixture in the middle zone attains a temperature above the critical temperature of water but below the temperature and pressure where substantial reaction of the feedstock components occurs to thereby protect at least a portion of the feedstock components from polymerizing to form char when passed into a reaction zone of the reactor by dissolution of the components in the water;
passing the mixture of the middle zone downwardly into a lower portion of the downflow channel and up into a lower portion of the upflow channel that together form the reaction zone and maintaining the temperature and pressure in the reaction zone above critical conditions and in a range that converts a majority of the dissolved feedstock components into a reaction zone effluent that flows up the upflow channel and comprises a hydro-carbonaceous reaction product having lower molecular weight hydro-carbonaceous components than the hydro-carbonaceous components of the feedstock; and,
recovering a product stream from an upper portion of the upflow channel.

US Pat. No. 10,920,151

PROCESSES FOR PRODUCING A BURNER FUEL FROM A BIOMASS FEED

UOP LLC, Des Plaines, IL...

10. A single stage process for producing a partially deoxygenated fuel from a biomass-derived pyrolysis oil, the process comprising:combining a biomass-derived pyrolysis oil with a recycle stream in order to heat the biomass-derived pyrolysis oil and to form a heated biomass-derived pyrolysis oil, the recycle stream comprising a low-oxygen-py-oil recycle stream;
passing the heated biomass-derived pyrolysis oil to a deoxygenation zone having a deoxygenation catalyst and being configured to deoxygenate a portion of the heated biomass-derived pyrolysis oil and to provide a low-oxygen biomass-derived pyrolysis oil effluent;
passing the low-oxygen biomass-derived pyrolysis oil effluent to a separation zone configured to separate the low-oxygen biomass-derived pyrolysis oil effluent into at least one aqueous stream, at least one fuel gas stream, the recycle stream, and at least one product fuel stream, the product fuel stream comprising a fuel for a burner; and
heating the recycle stream before combining the recycle stream with the biomass-derived pyrolysis oil.

US Pat. No. 10,920,150

PROCESS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF BIO-OIL FROM BIOMASS

ENI S.p.A., Rome (IT)

2. A process for producing bio-oil from biomass, the process comprising:(a) feeding a liquefaction reactor with a biomass having a protein content of 25.5% by weight, with respect to the weight (dry weight) of said biomass, a lipid content of 29.8% by weight, with respect to the weight (dry weight) of said biomass, and a pH of 6.5; and
(b) subjecting said biomass to liquefaction operating at a temperature ranging from 240° C. to 300° C., at a pressure higher than a vapor pressure of water at the temperature in which said liquefaction is carried out, for a time ranging from 50 minutes to 270 minutes, thereby obtaining a mixture comprising an oily phase consisting of bio-oil, a solid phase, a gaseous phase and an aqueous phase.

US Pat. No. 10,920,148

BURN PROFILES FOR COKE OPERATIONS

SUNCOKE TECHNOLOGY AND DE...

1. A system for controlling a horizontal heat recovery coke oven burn profile, the system comprising:a horizontal heat recovery coke oven having (i) an oven chamber being at least partially defined by an oven floor, opposing oven doors, opposing sidewalls that extend upwardly from the oven floor between the opposing oven doors, and an oven crown positioned above the oven floor, (ii) at least one air inlet, and (iii) at least one sole flue, beneath the oven floor, in fluid communication with the oven chamber;
a temperature sensor disposed within the oven chamber;
at least one air inlet, positioned to place the oven chamber in fluid communication with an environment exterior to the horizontal heat recovery coke oven;
at least one uptake channel having an uptake damper in fluid communication with the at least one sole flue; the uptake damper being selectively movable between open and closed positions; and
a controller operatively coupled with the uptake damper and temperature sensor, the controller being adapted to (i) receive a plurality of successively increasing temperature changes detected by the temperature sensor over a carbonization cycle inside the oven chamber, and (ii) move the uptake damper through a plurality of increasingly flow restrictive positions, until the temperature changes in the oven chamber reach a peak temperature, to gradually reduce a negative pressure draft over the increasingly flow restrictive positions of the uptake damper, whereby a rate at which the oven chamber attains the peak temperature during the carbonization cycle is reduced.

US Pat. No. 10,920,146

LIQUID CRYSTAL COMPOSITION AND DISPLAY DEVICE THEREOF

Jiangsu Hecheng Display T...

1. A liquid crystal composition, comprising:at least one compound selected from a group consisting of compounds of general formula I
andat least one compound selected from a group consisting of compounds of general formula II

wherein:
R1 and R2 are same or different, and each independently represents C1-C7 linear alkyl, C1-C7 linear alkoxy;
R3 and R4 are same or different, and each independently represents C1-C7 linear alkyl;
X represents CF3; and
m represents 1 or 2;
wherein the liquid crystal composition further comprises at least one compound selected from a group consisting of compounds of general formula III

wherein,
R5 and R6 are same or different, and each independently represents C1-C10 linear alkyl, and
wherein the liquid crystal composition further comprises at least one compound of general formulas IV and V

wherein,
R7, R8, R9 and R10 are same or different, and each independently represents C1-C7 linear alkyl, C1-C7 linear alkoxy;
Z1 represents a single bond, —CH2O— or —COO—;
n represents 1 or 2.

US Pat. No. 10,920,145

METHOD FOR OBTAINING A MATERIAL COMPRISING A LIQUID CRYSTAL MIX WITH A STABILIZED BLUE PHASE AND OPTICAL ARTICLE COMPRISING THIS MATERIAL

Essilor International, C...

1. A method for obtaining a material comprising mesogenic compounds forming a liquid crystal mix with a stabilized blue phase, the method comprising:inducing the liquid crystal mix, contained in a chemical composition, to form the blue phase; then
illuminating the chemical composition with a light beam of visible wavelength in order to trigger the polymerization of monomers contained in the chemical composition, to obtain the material comprising the liquid crystal mix in the blue phase stabilized by the polymerized monomers,
wherein:
the chemical composition comprises a mesogenic system and a chemical photo-initiator system;
the mesogenic system comprises
the mesogenic compounds forming the liquid crystal mix,
a chiral dopant adapted to induce the blue phase, and
a monomer mix comprising the monomers adapted to polymerize; and
the chemical photo-initiator system is adapted to trigger the polymerization of the monomers when illuminated by the light beam of visible wavelength,
and wherein the mesogenic compounds are selected so that a difference (?n) between a second refractive index value (n2) and a first refractive index value (n1) is greater than or equal to 0.1,
wherein the material exhibits the first refractive index value (n1) for an incident light beam when the liquid crystal mix is in the stabilized blue phase, and exhibits the second refractive index value (n2) for the incident light beam when the mesogenic compounds of the liquid crystal mix align along a common direction (D) under the effect of an electromagnetic field.

US Pat. No. 10,920,142

POLYSILOXANE-BASED COMPOUND, SILICON NITRIDE LAYER ETCHING COMPOSITION INCLUDING THE SAME

ENF TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD.,...

1. A silicon nitride layer etching composition comprising:a polysiloxane-based compound represented by Chemical Formula 1-1 below, a phosphoric acid, and water;
wherein the polysiloxane-based compound is a mixture of a polysiloxane-based compound in which n is an integer of 0 and a polysiloxane-based compound in which m is an integer of 0, or a polysiloxane-based compound in which n and m are an integer of 1 or more,

in Chemical Formula 1-1,
R1 is selected from hydrogen, hydroxy, (C1-C20)alkoxy, halogen, (C1-C20)alkyl, amino(C1-C20)alkyl, -L-SO3H, —OP(?O)(OH)2, -L-OP(?O)(OH)2, -L-P(?O)(OH)2, -L-P(?O)(OH)R120, —OP(?O)(OH)R110, and -L-OP(?O)(OH)R100;
one of R2 and R3 is amino(C1-C20)alkyl, and the other is selected from hydrogen, hydroxy, (C1-C20)alkoxy, halogen, (C1-C20)alkyl, amino(C1-C20)alkyl, and —OP(?O)(OH)2;
one of R4 and R5 is selected from -L-SO3H, -L-OP(?O)(OH)2, -L-P(?O)(OH)2, -L-P(?O)(OH)R120, and -L-OP(?O)(OH)R100, and the other is selected from hydrogen, hydroxy, (C1-C20)alkoxy, halogen, —OP(?O)(OH)2, (C1-C20)alkyl, -L-SO3H, -L-OP(?O)(OH)2, -L-P(?O)(OH)2, -L-P(?O)(OH)R120, —OP(?O)(OH)R110, and -L-OP(?O)(OH)R100;
R6 is selected from hydrogen, (C1-C20)alkyl, —OP(?O)(OH)2, —P(?O)(OH)2, and —OP(?O)(OH)R110;
R100, R110, and R120 are each independently (C1-C20)alkyl;
L is (C1-C20)alkylene;
n and m are each independently an integer selected from 0 to 100, and satisfy n+m?1; and
z is an integer selected from 1 to 4.

US Pat. No. 10,920,137

LUMINESCENT CRYSTALS AND MANUFACTURING THEREOF

1. A method for manufacturing luminescent crystals of 2-50 nm size,said luminescent crystals being selected from compounds of formula (I)
M1aM2bXc  (I),
wherein:
M1 represents one or more alkaline metals selected from Cs, Rb, K, Na, Li,
M2 represents one or more metals selected from the group consisting of Ge, Sn, Pb, Sb, and Bi,
X represents one or more halogenides selected from the group consisting of Cl, Br, and I,
a represents 1-4,
b represents 1-2,
c represents 3-9;
said method comprising the steps of:
(a) providing a solid material, said solid material (i) having a stoichiometric composition of a moles M1, b moles M2 and c moles X and (ii) having an average particle size of at least 15 nm and a poly-disperse size distribution;
(b) dispersing said material in the presence of a liquid, whereby said liquid being selected from (i) liquid surfactants, (ii) a combination of surfactant and solvent, (iii) a combination of surfactant, solvent and pre-polymer or polymer and (iv) a combination of surfactant and liquid pre-polymer; and whereby said dispersing is effected by agitated milling balls.

US Pat. No. 10,920,135

PREPARATION METHOD OF AN LED ILLUMINATING DEVICE

Shenzhen YMH Intelligent ...

1. Preparation method of an LED illuminating device, wherein the device comprises LED components (101), LED red light source (102), an LED circuit board (100), a heat dissipator (200) and a power supply controller (400); the LED components (101) and the LED red light source (102) are disposed on the LED circuit board, the LED circuit board is disposed above the heat dissipator, the power supply controller (400) is connected to the LED circuit board by means of a conductive wire (300), and the power supply controller is also connected with an external power input line, the LED components are used for providing an LED white light source;the LED illuminating device is prepared by the following method:
Step 1: Adopt the board of sapphire as base board for the LED circuit board, and make it into LED circuit board (100);
Step 2: Deposit evenly multilayer LED fluorescent thin films on the LED components, including:
(1) Preparation of red fluorescent materials:
The raw material uses Gd(NO3)3.6H2O, Li2CO3, MgCO3, Nb2O5, H3BO3, Sm2O2, Na2CO3 and deionized water; the molar ratio of Gd(NO3)3.6H2O, Li2CO3, MgCO3, Nb2O5, H3BO3, Sm2O2 and Na2CO3 is (1?x?y):1-2:1-2:1-2:1-2:x:y (0.01?x?0.08, x/y=1-2); the mass ratio of Gd(NO3)3.6H2O and deionized water is 1:1-2; add Gd(NO3)3.6H2O, Li2CO3, MgCO3, Nb2O5, Sm2O2 and Na2CO3 into deionized water to form a turbid liquid; Stir the turbid liquid at the condition of 50-60° C. for 30-45 minutes and dropwise add H3BO3; after that, rinse the sediment with deionized water for 3-5 times and dry it in the drying case; blend evenly the dried materials by ball-milling and put into crucible for sintering for 4-5 hours at 450° C. in the heating chamber; raise the temperature to 1000-1200° C. and bake for 15-20 hours, then naturally cool the temperature to room temperature; grind the baked product to obtain the Gd1?x?yLi3Mg2(NbO6)(BO3):xSm3+,yNa1+;
(2) Preparation of green fluorescent materials:
A) Weigh and take BaCO3, SiO2 and Tb2O3, put them into container and add ethanol and then place them into a crucible after mixing and fully grinding; put the crucible in a sintering furnace, raise the temperature to 1200˜1300° C. with nitrogen, and conduct sintering for 3-6 hours (the gas flow rate of the nitrogen is 30 ml/min); reduce the temperature to 900° C. for sintering for 2 hours, and cool to obtain an intermediate Ba1.94SiO4:0.06 Tb3+; the molar ratio of BaCO3, SiO2 and Tb2O3 is 1-2:1-2:0.01-0.1; the mass ratio of BaCO3 and ethanol is 1:2-3;
B) Blend the intermediate Ba1.94SiO4:0.06 Tb3+, ?-Si3N4 and Ce2O3, and then add H3BO3; grind the above components and put into a molybdenum crucible, and transfer the molybdenum crucible into a high temperature furnace; sinter at 1400° C. for 3-6 hours in the condition of N2:H2=95:5 (the gas flow rate is within 25 ml/min); after that, cool to room temperature and take out, obtaining synthesizing powder Ba0.92Si2O2N2:0.06 Tb3+, 0.02 Ce3+; place the powder into isopropanol (the mass ratio of the powder and isopropanol is 1:1-2) and disperse it with ultrasonic crusher for 1-2 hours; dry the dispersed powder to obtain nitrogen oxide of green fluorescent powder Ba0.92Si2O2N2:0.06 Tb3+, 0.02 Ce3+; the mass ratio of Ba1.94SiO4:0.06 Tb3+, ?-Si3N4 and H3BO3 is 2-4:1-2:0.01-0.1; the molar ratio of Tb element and Ce element is 3:1;
(3) Preparation of blue fluorescent materials:
A) Blend BaCO3, MgO, CaCO3, NH4H2PO4, Tm(NO3)3.5H2O with a molar ratio of 1?n:1:1:2:n in an agate mortar, add compound auxiliary agent and grind for 40-60 minutes, take out and put into a crucible; conduct pre-sintering at 900° C. for 2-3 hours, take out the sample after natural cooling and grind furtherly for 40-60 minutes; put the sample into the crucible again, sinter at 1200° C. for 3-6 hours under the condition of N2:H2=95:5, and then naturally cool to room temperature, obtaining blue fluorescent powder of Ba1?nMgCa(PO4)2:nTm3+;
B) Change the property of blue fluorescent powder: add distilled water to the previously prepared Ba1?nMgCa(PO4)2:nTm3+ to form turbid solution after fully dispersing; add sol and make into a mixture; after dispersing it with ball-milling for 30-60 minutes, dry it at 100° C.; and then place at 500° C. for 2-3 hours, obtaining the blue fluorescent material that has change property; the mass ratio of blue fluorescent powder, distilled water and MgF2 sol is 1-2:2-3:0.05-0.5;
(4) Deposit the first layer of red fluorescent material, the second layer of green fluorescent material and the third layer of blue fluorescent material on the LED components respectively by a Chemical Vapor Deposition Method to form an LED fluorescent film;
Step 3: Determine the power of the LED illuminating device according to the spectrum design requirements of the LED illuminating device;
Step 4: Calculate the number of LED components selected and the number of LED red light sources according to the required LED illuminating device.

US Pat. No. 10,920,134

METHOD FOR PREPARING MULTILAYER OF NANOCRYSTALS, AND ORGANIC-INORGANIC HYBRID ELECTROLUMINESCENCE DEVICE COMPRISING MULTILAYER OF NANOCRYSTALS PREPARED BY THE METHOD

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A photocurable composition comprisinga first photosensitive compound, and
nanocrystals surface-coordinated by a dispersant containing no photosensitive functional group but miscible with the first photosensitive compound, wherein the first photosensitive compound comprises a photoreactive functional group and at least one selected from the group consisting of alkylene, amide, phenylene, biphenylene, ester-derived, and ether-derived group, and wherein the first photosensitive compound is not chemically bound to a surface of the nanocrystals.

US Pat. No. 10,920,132

PRESSURE DEPENDENT LEAK-OFF MITIGATION IN UNCONVENTIONAL FORMATIONS

HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVIC...

1. A method of reducing pressure dependent leak-off (PDL) in PDL fractures of an unconventional subterranean formation comprising:before introducing an acid into the formation, introducing a first fluid comprising micro-proppant particulates into the formation, wherein the micro-proppant particulates have a diameter that is less than 149 ?m;
allowing a portion of the micro-proppant particulates in the first fluid to seal one or more PDL fractures in the formation;
pumping an acid into the formation;
allowing a portion of the micro-proppant particulates in the first fluid to divert a flow of at least a portion of the acid from the PDL fractures to a primary fracture;
introducing a second fluid comprising micro-proppant particulates into the formation; and
allowing a portion of the micro-proppant particulates in the second fluid to seal one or more PDL fractures in the formation.

US Pat. No. 10,920,131

WEIGHTED ACID COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING AMINO ACIDS

SHELL OIL COMAPNY, Houst...

1. A method comprising:providing a weighted acid solution comprising an acid precursor, a brine, and an amino acid comprising glycine; and
placing the weighted acid solution into a subterranean formation.

US Pat. No. 10,920,130

DOWNHOLE METHODS FOR FORMING RESIN COATINGS ON FRACTURE SURFACES

HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVIC...

1. A method for producing a coating on a fracture surface within a subterranean formation, comprising:introducing a pad fluid into a wellbore to form a primary fracture in the subterranean formation;
introducing a coating fluid comprising a resin, a curing agent, a surfactant, and an organic solvent into the primary fracture to form secondary fractures in the subterranean formation;
flowing the coating fluid into the secondary fractures and exposing nucleation surfaces on the secondary fractures to the coating fluid;
producing a resin coating on the nucleation surfaces from the resin, wherein the resin coating contains conductive flow paths formed therein; and
propping open the secondary fractures with the resin coating;
wherein a viscosity of the pad fluid is greater than a viscosity of the coating fluid.

US Pat. No. 10,920,129

OIL RECOVERY PROCESS USING AN OIL RECOVERY COMPOSITION OF AQUEOUS SALT SOLUTION AND DILUTE POLYMER FOR CARBONATE RESERVOIRS

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. An oil recovery composition, comprising:an aqueous solution of one or more salts having a salinity of 4000 parts-per-million (ppm) total dissolved solids (TDS) to 8000 ppm TDS, the one or more salts comprising sodium sulfate (Na2SO4); and
a plurality of metal oxide nanoparticles having a concentration in the range of 0.05 weight (wt) % to 0.5 wt %.

US Pat. No. 10,920,128

OIL RECOVERY PROCESS USING AN OIL RECOVERY COMPOSITION OF AQUEOUS SALT SOLUTION AND DILUTE POLYMER FOR CARBONATE RESERVOIRS

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. An oil recovery composition, comprising:an aqueous solution of one or more salts, the aqueous solution having a salinity of 4000 parts-per-million (ppm) total dissolved solids (TDS) to 8000 ppm TDS, the one or more salts comprising sodium sulfate (Na2SO4), wherein the aqueous solution comprises sulfate ions in the range of 400 ppm to 4000 ppm and divalent cations of 300 ppm or less, the divalent ions comprising calcium ions and magnesium ions; and
a polymer having a concentration of 250 ppm to 750 ppm.

US Pat. No. 10,920,126

DEGRADABLE OBJECT

BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPAN...

1. A degradable object comprising:a shell comprising a degradable material;
a substance disposed at least partially within the shell, the substance having a coefficient of thermal expansion greater than a coefficient of thermal expansion of the shell.

US Pat. No. 10,920,125

TREATMENTS IN SUBTERRANEAN FORMATIONS USING DEGRADABLE POLYMERS IN ORGANIC SOLVENTS

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A method comprising:providing a treatment fluid that comprises at least one organic solvent and one or more degradable polymers, wherein the treatment fluid comprises 2% weight or less of solid material comprising the one or more degradable polymers based on the volume of the treatment fluid;
introducing the treatment fluid into a well bore penetrating at least a portion of a subterranean formation; and
contacting the treatment fluid with one or more aqueous fluids to form a solid precipitate comprising the one or more degradable polymers in the portion of the subterranean formation.

US Pat. No. 10,920,122

DRILLING FLUID COMPOSITION INCLUDING VISCOSIFIER AND METHOD OF USING THE SAME

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A drilling fluid composition comprising:at least one base fluid; and
a viscosifier, wherein the viscosifier comprises a crosslinked poly(vinyl alcohol) or a crosslinked poly(vinyl alcohol) copolymer, wherein the crosslinked poly(vinyl alcohol), or the crosslinked poly(vinyl alcohol) copolymer comprises repeating units having a chemical structure of Structure I:

wherein repeating units A and B are in a block or random copolymer arrangement, wherein at each occurrence R1 is independently selected from the group consisting of —H, CL, and R6;
at each occurrence R6 is independently selected from the group consisting of (C1-C10)hydrocarbyl and poly((C1-C10)hydrocarbylene) wherein at each occurrence the hydrocarbyl and the hydrocarbylene are each independently substituted or unsubstituted and are each independently interrupted or terminated by 0, 1, 2, or 3 of at least one of —O—, —NH—, —NR6—, and —S—;
at each occurrence R2, R3, R4, and R5 are each independently selected from the group consisting of —H, —OH, and —R6, wherein at each occurrence R2, R3, R4, and R5 are independently optionally substituted with at least one —O-CL group, wherein at each occurrence R2, R3, R4, and R5 are independently optionally bonded to a carbon atom of at least one repeating unit of the same or another poly(vinyl alcohol) copolymer or crosslinked poly(vinyl alcohol);
at each occurrence, CL is a crosslinking group that crosslinks to at least one oxygen atom of at least one vinyl alcohol unit of the same or another poly(vinyl alcohol) copolymer, crosslinked poly(vinyl alcohol), and crosslinked poly(vinyl alcohol) copolymer comprising repeating units having a chemical structure of Structure I;
m is 1 to 200,000; and
n is 0 to 200,000, and
wherein the crosslinked poly(vinyl alcohol) or the crosslinked poly(vinyl alcohol) copolymer is crosslinked with epihalohydrin.

US Pat. No. 10,920,120

CERIA COMPOSITE PARTICLE DISPERSION, METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME, AND POLISHING ABRASIVE GRAIN DISPERSION COMPRISING CERIA COMPOSITE PARTICLE DISPERSION

JGC CATALYSTS AND CHEMICA...

1. A ceria-based composite fine particle dispersion comprising ceria-based composite fine particles having an average particle size of 50 to 350 nm and having characteristic features of [1] to [5]:[1] each of the ceria-based composite fine particles comprises a mother particle having a core particle, a cerium-containing silica layer on a surface of the mother particle, and child particles dispersed inside the cerium-containing silica layer but with at least some amount of the child particles having portions of the surfaces thereof exposed to outside of the cerium-containing silica layer of the composite fine particle, the core particle is primarily composed of amorphous silica, and the child particles are primarily composed of crystalline ceria;
[2] the child particles have a coefficient of variation (CV value) of 14 to 40% in their particle size distribution;
[3] the ceria-based composite fine particles have a mass ratio between silica and ceria of 100:11 to 316;
[4] only a ceria crystal phase is detected when the ceria-based composite fine particles are subjected to X-ray diffractometry; and
[5] an average crystallite size of the crystalline ceria, as measured by subjecting the ceria-based composite fine particles to X-ray diffractometry, is 10 to 25 nm.

US Pat. No. 10,920,117

CURABLE COMPOSITION, METHOD FOR PRODUCING CURABLE COMPOSITION, CURED PRODUCT, USE OF CURABLE COMPOSITION, AND OPTICAL DEVICE

LINTEC CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A thermally curable composition comprising the following component (A) and component (B):Component (A): a curable polysilsesquioxane compound having a repeating unit represented by the following formula (a-1):
R1-D-SiO3/2  (a-1)
wherein R1 represents a fluoroalkyl group represented by a compositional formula: CxH(2x?y+1)Fy, x represents an integer of 1 to 10, and y represents an integer of 2 to (2x+1), D represents a linking group (excluding an alkylene group) for connecting R1 and Si, or a single bond,
having a mass-average molecular weight (Mw) of 800 to 20,000,
Component (B): a silane coupling agent having a nitrogen atom in its molecule, and
the component (B) being a compound represented by the following formula (b-3) or (b-4),

wherein Ra represents an alkoxy group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms, and each of t1 to t5 independently represents an integer of 1 to 10.

US Pat. No. 10,920,114

LABEL WITH ADHESIVE AND SILICONE-FREE RELEASE COATING

Iconex LLC, Duluth, GA (...

1. A method, comprising:applying, by a press, a microsphere adhesive to a first surface of a substrate at a location defined by printed contour lines printed on the substrate and deposited on the substrate as a first adhesive bump on the first surface representing a first adhesive patch, and applying, by the press, a second adhesive as a second adhesive bump on top of the first adhesive bump, the microsphere adhesive applied as an adhesive patch to the first surface;
coating, by the press, a second surface of the substrate with a water-based non-silicon release coating formulation, wherein the water-based non-silicon release coating formulation comprises approximately 5% or less of silicon by weight; and
drying, by the press, the microsphere adhesive and the second adhesive on the first surface of the substrate.