US Pat. No. 10,508,622

FUEL VAPORIZER SYSTEM WITH FUEL INJECTION

BIXBY ENERGY SYSTEMS, INC...

1. A fuel vaporizer, comprising:a housing;
a plurality of baffles joined with the housing,
wherein the housing and the plurality of baffles together define a plurality of chambers, and
wherein the plurality of baffles respectively defines a plurality
of apertures that fluidly communicate adjacent chambers of the plurality of chambers;
a fluid inlet in a first chamber of the plurality of chambers;
a fluid outlet in a second chamber of the plurality of chambers,
wherein the second chamber is located fluidically downstream of the first chamber, and
wherein the plurality of apertures defines a fluid flow path that extends from the air inlet, through the plurality of chambers, and to the fluid outlet; and
a conduit extending through the plurality of chambers and the fluid flow path, wherein the conduit is configured to receive a flow of exhaust gas and to transfer thermal energy from the exhaust gas to a fuel disposed within the housing and outside of the conduit to produce a vaporized fuel that flows along the fluid flow path to the fluid outlet.

US Pat. No. 10,508,619

METHOD AND A CONTROL DEVICE FOR OPERATING A TANK VENTING SYSTEM OF AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE GM...

1. A method for determining the loading of a fuel vapor retention filter in a fuel vaporization restraint system of an internal combustion engine and accounting for that loading in operation of the internal combustion engine, the method comprising:activating a scavenge air pump disposed in a regeneration line with the fuel vapor retention filter;
upon reaching a constant speed of an impeller of the scavenge air pump conveying the scavenge air, detecting a pressure upstream of the scavenge air pump and a pressure downstream of the scavenge air pump;
calculating a differential pressure across the scavenge air pump;
determining the degree of loading of the fuel vapor retention filter based at least in part on the differential pressure; and
adjusting a fuel injection time based on the degree of loading.

US Pat. No. 10,508,615

ENGINE WITH A PISTON HEATING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OPERATION THEREOF

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A method for operation of an engine, comprising:determining a variation between compression ratios in a first combustion chamber and a second combustion chamber; and
operating a piston heating system to apply a targeted amount of heat to a first piston assembly based on the variation between the compression ratios, the first piston assembly including at least a first piston positioned within the first combustion chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,508,611

CONTROL DEVICE AND CONTROL METHOD FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEM...

1. A control device for an internal combustion engine including a fuel injection valve and provided with an electric fuel pump that pumps fuel to the fuel injection valve, the control device comprising:an injection control unit configured to
stop driving of the fuel pump when an ignition switch is switched from on to off, and then continue the fuel injection by the fuel injection valve for a predetermined duration time;
detect a temperature of the fuel when the ignition switch is switched from on to off; and
change at least one of a number of fuel injections by the fuel injection valve, a fuel injection amount in each injection operation by the fuel injection valve, or a duration time necessary for stopping fuel injection by the fuel injection valve so as to increase a total amount of fuel injected from the fuel injection valve after stopping of driving of the fuel pump when the detected temperature of the fuel is at a first temperature compared to when the detected temperature of the fuel is at a second temperature that is greater than the first temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,508,608

CONTROL DEVICE FOR ENGINE

Hitachi Automotive System...

1. A control device for an engine, wherein the engine includes a fuel injector and an air-fuel ratio sensor that detects an air-fuel ratio of exhaust in an engine exhaust pipe, the control device comprising:a drive circuit that outputs a drive signal to the fuel injector; and
an input circuit that inputs an output signal of the air-fuel ratio sensor,
wherein the control device is configured to provide notification of an abnormality in the air-fuel ratio sensor or cause at least a portion of engine control to run in a fail-safe mode, and change the air-fuel ratio of the exhaust in the engine exhaust pipe, when an amplitude of the output signal of the air-fuel ratio sensor at a predetermined frequency while the air fuel ratio is changed is equal to or more than a predetermined amplitude value, and a required time or a required angle to arrive at a predetermined value of the output signal from a reference time point or a reference position of a parameter related to a phase of the engine is equal to or more than a predetermined time or angle value, and
wherein the control device is further configured to oscillate the air-fuel ratio at a frequency equal to or more than a predetermined oscillation frequency, and oscillate the output signal of the air-fuel ratio sensor in a two-rotation cycle of the engine by shifting only a fuel injection quantity correction value of one cylinder by a predetermined amount from air-fuel ratios of the other cylinders.

US Pat. No. 10,508,603

APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. An apparatus for controlling an internal combustion engine comprising:a compression release mechanism controller configured to control a compression release mechanism that variably controls an opening degree of a valve member, the compression release mechanism being a mechanism that connects a combustion chamber of an internal combustion engine of a vehicle to at least one of an intake passage and an exhaust passage by the opening degree of the valve member, at least during a compression stroke; and
a fuel cutoff controller configured to control a fuel injection valve that supplies fuel to the combustion chamber of the internal combustion engine to execute coasting with the fuel cut off, in which the supply of fuel is cut off under a predetermined condition, wherein
the compression release mechanism controller is further configured to increase, during execution of coasting with the fuel cut off and in a case where the speed of the internal combustion engine is greater than a predetermined lower limit value, the opening degree of the valve member of the compression release mechanism as the speed of the internal combustion engine increases and
is further configured to control the compression release mechanism not to operate, during execution of coasting with the fuel cut off and in a case where the speed of the internal combustion engine is equal to or smaller than the predetermined lower limit value,
the valve member is an exhaust valve of the internal combustion engine,
the compression release mechanism is configured to provide an additional opening degree to the exhaust valve,
the internal combustion engine further comprises a variable valve timing mechanism configured to change an operation timing of the exhaust valve, the additional opening degree being provided to the opening degree of the valve when the compression release mechanism is not operated, and
the apparatus further comprises a valve timing controller configured to control the variable valve timing mechanism, and the valve timing controller is further configured to decrease an upper limit of a retardation of the operation timing of the exhaust valve as the additional valve opening degree increases so that the exhaust valve does not interfere with a piston of the internal combustion engine.

US Pat. No. 10,508,600

FIRE SHIELD INTEGRATED TO FUEL NOZZLE RETAINING BRACKET

12. A fuel nozzle for a fuel supply system of a gas turbine engine, the fuel nozzle comprising:a nozzle head projecting outwardly from a gas generator case for connection with at least one fuel transfer tube, and
a retaining bracket having a body detachably mounted to the nozzle head and configured to cooperate with a shoulder on the at least one fuel transfer tube to prevent disconnection of the at least one fuel transfer tube from the nozzle head during engine operation, the body forming a protective cover over the nozzle head, the protective cover allowing the nozzle head to withstand a 2000° F. average flame temperature for a minimum of 5 minutes while still being capable of performing intended functions of the nozzle head, wherein the protective cover is provided in the form of a sheet metal box-like enclosure with a bottom open end.

US Pat. No. 10,508,599

GAS TURBINE ENGINE EXHAUST SYSTEM

1. An exhaust system for a gas turbine engine, comprising a pressure vessel having an annular wall circumscribing an exhaust plenum for evacuating exhaust gases from the gas turbine engine, the annular wall including a circumferential array of tubes extending longitudinally along a central axis of the pressure vessel, adjacent ones of the tubes being sealed to one another along a longitudinal direction of the tubes to collectively form a longitudinally extending surface along a full circumference of the annular wall of the pressure vessel, the tubes being exposed on a first side to the exhaust gases in the exhaust plenum and on a second side to gases outside the pressure vessel, a source of cooling air in fluid flow communication with an inlet end of the tubes at a first upstream longitudinal end of the pressure vessel, and a heat exchanger positioned in the exhaust plenum and in fluid flow communication with an outlet end of the tubes at a second downstream longitudinal end of the pressure vessel.

US Pat. No. 10,508,598

COOLING SYSTEMS FOR GAS TURBINE ENGINES

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPO...

1. An air-oil cooler for a gas turbine engine, comprising:a lubricant channel extending between a lubricant inlet and a lubricant outlet;
an air cooling structure bounding the lubricant channel, wherein the air cooling structure has an arcuate shape configured for circumferentially spanning at least a portion of a gas turbine engine core;
a bypass channel radially inward of and extending in parallel with the lubricant channel;
an apportioning device integral with air-oil cooler, the apportioning device providing separate flows of lubricant into the lubricant channel and the bypass channel; and
an air diverter in selective fluid communication with an external environment to selectively provide airflow to the air-oil cooler, wherein the air diverter varies the airflow to the air-oil cooler based on an operational condition, wherein the operational condition is a lubricant temperature or a temperature of the external environment.

US Pat. No. 10,508,597

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ICING DETECTION OF COMPRESSORS

General Electric Company,...

1. A system comprising:a controller coupled to an inlet bleed heat system of a compressor, wherein the controller is configured to:
detect an icing condition of an inlet portion of the compressor, wherein detecting the icing condition comprises:
determining a current compressor efficiency value of the compressor based at least in part on sensed compressor values of the compressor;
comparing the current compressor efficiency value to a compressor efficiency model of the compressor; and
providing an icing indication to the inlet bleed heat system in response to a difference between the current compressor efficiency value and the compressor efficiency model being greater than a threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,508,596

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LIQUID AIR ENERGY STORAGE

1. A liquid air energy storage system, the system comprising:a liquid air storage means;
an input of a first pump in fluid communication with the liquid air storage means;
a first heat exchanger in fluid communication with an output of the first pump;
a second heat exchanger in fluid communication first heat exchanger and configured to receive the fluid stream from the first pump and the first heat exchanger;
a first expander turbine generator in fluid communication with the second heat exchanger;
the first heat exchanger in fluid communication with the first expander turbine generator;
a third heat exchanger in fluid communication with the first heat exchanger and configured to receive the fluid stream from the first expander turbine generator and the first heat exchanger;
a second expander turbine generator in fluid communication with the third heat exchanger;
the first heat exchanger in fluid communication with the second expander turbine generator;
the fluid stream from second expander turbine generator and first heat exchanger in fluid communication with ambient atmosphere;
a refrigerant stream in fluid communication with a third expander turbine generator;
a fourth heat exchanger in fluid communication with the third expander turbine generator;
a fourth expander turbine generator in fluid communication with the fourth heat exchanger;
a fifth heat exchanger in fluid communication with the fourth expander turbine generator;
the first heat exchanger in fluid communication with the fifth heat exchanger;
an input of a second pump in fluid communication with the first heat exchanger, and configured to receive the refrigerant stream from the fifth heat exchanger and the and the first heat exchanger;
the first heat exchanger in fluid communication with the output of the second pump;
a sixth heat exchanger in fluid communication with the first heat exchanger, and configured to receive the refrigerant stream from the output of the second pump and the first heat exchanger; and
the third expander turbine generator in fluid communication with the sixth heat exchanger.

US Pat. No. 10,508,594

ACTUATOR FOR LINK MECHANISM FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEM...

1. An actuator for a link mechanism for an internal combustion engine, the actuator being configured to rotate a control shaft configured to change a posture of the link mechanism of the internal combustion engine,the actuator comprising:
a wave gear type speed reducer configured to reduce a rotation speed of an electric motor, and to transmit the rotation speed to the control shaft; and
a housing to which the electric motor and the wave gear type speed reducer are fixed,
the wave gear type speed reducer including:
a wave generating device having an ellipsoidal-shaped contour coupled to an output shaft of the electric motor;
a flexible outer gear, which is configured to rotate integrally with the control shaft, has outer teeth formed on an outer periphery thereof, and includes a cylindrical portion that extends through an outer peripheral side of the wave generating device;
an inner gear, which is fixed to the housing, has inner teeth meshed with the flexible outer gear, and is made of an iron-based metal material,
the actuator including a stopper mechanism, which is provided to each of the inner gear and the control shaft, and is configured to restrict relative rotation of a predetermined amount or more when the inner gear and the control shaft are held in abutment against each other.

US Pat. No. 10,508,593

CONTROL ARRANGEMENT OF AN EXHAUST-GAS TURBOCHARGER

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A control arrangement (9) of an exhaust-gas turbocharger (1), witha regulating unit (4) which has a regulating rod (5) having a free end with a bore extending between first and second surfaces, and
a guide piece (6) which is inserted through the bore whereby a first guide piece part projects from the regulating rod first surface and a second guide piece part projects from the regulating rod second surface, the guide piece (6) connected to the free end region (8) of the regulating rod (5)by way of a spring clip (10), wherein the spring clip (10) has mutually spaced-apart first and second spring rings (11, 12) which are connected to one another by means of a connecting bracket (13), wherein the first spring ring (11) is clamped to regulating rod first surface and the second spring ring (11) is clamped to regulating rod second surface to engage around the free end region (8) of the regulating rod (5) and which spring clip (10) first spring ring (11) engages the guide piece (6) first guide piece part projecting from the first surface and the second spring ring (12) engages the guide piece (6) second guide piece part projecting from the second surface,and
wherein the first and second spring rings (11, 12) each have outer rings (14, 15) and spring tongues (11A-11F; 12A-12F) which are arranged along and fixed to the inner circumference (IU14; IU15) of one or the other of the outer rings (14, 15).

US Pat. No. 10,508,591

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR ACTIVE CASING TREATMENT CONTROL

Ford Global Technologies,...

18. A boosted engine system, comprising:an engine;
an intake compressor having an impeller, a choke slot, a surge slot, an actuatable annular casing housing the impeller, the casing comprising a sleeve slot, and an actuator coupled to a sleeve of the casing;
an exhaust turbine;
an EGR valve coupled in an EGR passage for recirculating exhaust gas from downstream of the turbine to upstream of the compressor; a pedal for receiving operator torque demand; and
a controller with computer readable instructions stored on non-transitory memory for:
responsive to a current change in pedal position,
comparing a current compressor efficiency when the actuator is at a current position, which is relative to a compressor efficiency when the actuator is at each of a first and second position via the controller;
estimating the compressor efficiency when the actuator is at the first and the second position based on compressor pressure ratio, mass flow, the current change in pedal position, and a history of past changes in pedal position over a given drive cycle via the controller;
actuating, via the actuator, the sleeve to one of the first and second positions having greater compressor efficiency via the controller;
estimating a boost pressure disturbance associated with the actuating via the controller; and
adjusting an opening of the EGR valve via the controller based on the estimated boost pressure disturbance.

US Pat. No. 10,508,590

FORCED INDUCTION ENGINE WITH ELECTRIC MOTOR FOR COMPRESSOR

Kohler Co., Kohler, WI (...

9. An apparatus having an engine including an intake passage for supplying air to the engine and an exhaust passage for discharging exhaust gas from the engine, the apparatus comprising:a compressor including an impeller, the compressor configured to provide a quantity of air flowing toward an intake manifold of an engine through rotation of the impeller;
an electric motor mechanically linked to the compressor and configured to rotate the impeller to force the quantity of air flowing toward the intake manifold of the engine;
an air valve configured to regulate the quantity of air flowing toward the intake manifold of the engine; and
a controller including a memory storing executable instructions
to analyze sensor data to determine at least one of the engine and a generator associated with the engine being in an operating condition; and
to generate a command for the electric motor based on the sensor data during the operating condition of at least one of the engine and the generator associated with the engine;
wherein the sensor data includes data indicative of an electrical load on the generator associated with the engine.

US Pat. No. 10,508,587

CONTROLLING COOLANT FLUID IN A VEHICLE COOLING SYSTEM USING A SECONDARY COOLANT PUMP

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A computer-implemented method for controlling coolant fluid in cooling system for an internal combustion engine using a secondary coolant pump, the method comprising:receiving, by a processing device, engine operation data about the internal combustion engine, wherein the engine operation data comprises speed data and torque data;
calculating an average power based at least in part on the speed data and the torque data, and calculating an average torque based at least in part on the torque data;
comparing the average power to a power threshold and comparing the average torque to a torque threshold;
detecting, by the processing device, a shutdown of the internal combustion engine;
subsequent to detecting the shutdown of the internal combustion engine determining, by the processing device, an after-run condition based at least in part on the engine operation data, wherein determining the after-run condition is based at least in part on at least one of the average power exceeding the power threshold or the average torque exceeding the torque threshold; and
activating, by the processing device, the secondary coolant pump based at least in part on determining the after-run condition.

US Pat. No. 10,508,586

AIR-COOLED ENGINE

KUBOTA Corporation, Osak...

1. An air-cooled engine comprising:a crankcase;
a crankshaft;
a fan case; and
an engine cooling fan, wherein
with the installation direction of the crankshaft serving as the front and rear direction, one side of the front and rear direction serving as the front side, and the other side serving as the rear side, the fan case is provided in a front part of the crankcase, and the engine cooling fan is accommodated in the fan case,
the air-cooled engine comprising:
a temperature sensor and an oil splashing device, the temperature sensor being attached to a front part of a cooling air passage terminal end wall and coordinated with a fuel supply device adjusting an amount of a fuel supply via an electronic control device, and the oil splashing device splashing engine oil in the crankcase onto the cooling air passage terminal end wall to which the temperature sensor is attached.

US Pat. No. 10,508,585

EXHAUST MANIFOLD MOUNTING STRUCTURE FOR ENGINE

HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, S...

1. An exhaust manifold mounting structure for an engine, the exhaust manifold mounting structure comprising:a bolt fixed to the engine;
a flange integrally formed with the exhaust manifold and comprising a bolt hole through which the bolt extends;
a nut engaged with the bolt that extends the flange; and
a loosening prevention plate through which the bolt extends and which is disposed between the nut and the flange,
wherein the loosening prevention plate extends in a length direction of the flange,
wherein the loosening prevention plate comprises:
an engaging portion fixed by engagement of the bolt and the nut between the nut and the flange;
an engagement hole in the engaging portion so that the bolt extends through the engagement hole; and
an extension that extends in a length direction of the flange from the engaging portion, and
wherein an extended end portion of the extension is welded to the flange.

US Pat. No. 10,508,579

MIXER DEVICE

1. A mixer device for introducing and distributing a liquid into a gas flow, the mixer device comprisinga mixing chamber that can be flowed through by the gas flow;
an overflow pipe that is at least partly arranged in the mixing chamber and that has a jacket surface and a first and second pipe end; and
at least one injector associated with the first pipe end of the overflow pipe for injecting the liquid into the overflow pipe,
wherein the jacket surface of the overflow pipe has at least one inflow opening through which gas can flow from the mixing chamber into the overflow pipe for a subsequent mixing with the injected liquid;
wherein the overflow pipe is configured such that inflowing gas flowing in its interior can have two swirl components of opposite senses imparted onto it;
wherein the overflow pipe has two inner wall sections generating different swirls, the two inner wall sections being configured to generate and/or to amplify the swirl components of opposite senses;
wherein the two inner wall sections generating different swirls are formed by lateral regions of a concavity projecting into the overflow pipe; and
wherein at least one guide vane is arranged at the at least one inflow opening of the overflow pipe and imparts a tangential flow component onto the gas flowing into the overflow pipe.

US Pat. No. 10,508,576

UREA-FILLING DEVICE FOR DIESEL VEHICLES

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A urea-filling device for a diesel vehicle, the urea-filling device comprising:a urea filler neck having a urea-injection-gun insertion hole formed in an upper portion thereof and connected at a lower portion thereof with a urea injection line and a leveling line; and
a urea-overflow-preventing space formed in the urea filler neck to, for a predetermined time, accommodate urea that flows backwards from a urea tank, and
wherein the urea filler neck includes a urea guide pipe mounted in a urea injection hole to guide urea flowing backwards through the urea injection line from the urea tank to the urea-overflow-preventing space,
wherein the urea guide pipe has a urea guide wing integrally formed on an upper end portion thereof, and
wherein the urea guide wing is bent vertically downwards from the upper end portion of the urea guide pipe and faces toward the urea-overflow-preventing space.

US Pat. No. 10,508,574

INTEGRATED EXHAUST HEAT RECOVERY DEVICE

FUTABA INDUSTRIAL CO., LT...

1. An integrated exhaust heat recovery device positioned in an exhaust gas channel which is a channel for exhaust gas from an engine, comprising:an exhaust pipe extending in a downward-flow direction of the exhaust gas channel, the exhaust pipe comprising:
an enlarged section in which a diameter of the exhaust pipe is enlarged, with a purification device positioned in the enlarged section, the purification device comprising (i) a catalyst serving to oxidize or reduce the exhaust gas, or (ii) a filter; and
a reduced section positioned on a downstream side of the enlarged section, the reduced section having a smaller width than the enlarged section;
a shell member laterally surrounding the reduced section; and
a heat exchanger configured to transmit heat of the exhaust gas to a fluid, the heat exchanger being positioned inside of the shell member in a heat exchange chamber arranged between the shell member and the reduced section;
wherein an intake port is located at a downstream end of the reduced section of the exhaust pipe, the intake port being arranged to cause the exhaust gas that flows through the reduced section to reverse direction and to flow into the heat exchange chamber; and
wherein the heat exchanger comprises:
a plurality of plates that are flat sections positioned so as to overlap in the downward-flow direction and stacked with a gap between adjacent plates, the plurality of plates surrounding the reduced section laterally and having heat exchange channels within the plurality of plates containing a flow of the fluid therein;
a first coupling member, having a fluid inlet opening and a first channel, that couples first ends of the heat exchange channels of the plurality of plates and causes the fluid to flow through the fluid inlet opening and the first channel into the heat exchange channels of the plurality of plates, wherein the fluid inlet opening opens laterally in the downward-flow direction of the exhaust gas channel; and
a second coupling member, having a fluid outlet opening and a second channel, that couples second ends of the heat exchange channels of the plurality of plates and causes the fluid that flows through the heat exchange channels to exit through the second channel and the fluid outlet opening, wherein the fluid outlet opening opens laterally in the downward-flow direction of the exhaust channel.

US Pat. No. 10,508,572

OIL AND AIR SEPARATOR SYSTEM ADAPTER AND METHOD

1. An adapter for use between an engine oil fill port and an intake side of an oil and air separation can comprising:a first end portion including means for releasably engaging an engine oil fill port;
a second end portion including a non-threaded lumen disposed therein; and
an intermediate portion including a male threaded portion releasably threadingly engaged with the first end portion, and including a barrel-like portion releasably received within the non-threaded lumen;
wherein the first end portion, the second end portion, and the intermediate portion form a continuous fluid passageway therethrough for blow-by gases exiting the engine oil fill port.

US Pat. No. 10,508,571

COMPLETE VOLUME DRAINING OIL PAN AND DEVICE

K.J. Manufacturing Co., ...

1. A drain tube device comprising:a first tubular region having a tubular wall;
a second region having a wall; and
an arcuate tubular region interposed between and connected to the first tubular region and the second region, wherein the first tubular region, the second region and the arcuate tubular region collectively define a central fluid channel, wherein the second region includes a longitudinal opening defined in the wall of the second region, wherein the longitudinal opening includes at least two slots contiguous to the longitudinal opening and extending therefrom.

US Pat. No. 10,508,570

VALVE STEM SEAL

NOK CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A valve stem seal for sealing a gap between a valve stem and a valve stem guide that guides movement in an axial direction of the valve stem, the valve stem seal comprising:a reinforcing ring including a cylindrical portion attached to the valve stem guide and an inward flange portion extending radially inward from a tip of the cylindrical portion; and
a seal main body that is made of an elastic body and attached to a tip of the inward flange portion and that comes into slidable close contact with an outer circumferential surface of the valve stem,
wherein the reinforcing ring is mounted to the valve stem guide by fitting the cylindrical portion to the valve stem guide from a side opposite to the inward flange portion,
the cylindrical portion is provided with a slit extending only linearly in a circumferential direction with no axial slits and a locking protrusion that is provided on a side opposite to the inward flange portion with respect to the slit and that is to be locked by a locking recess formed in the valve stem guide, and
the locking protrusion is constituted by a curved portion that is integrally connected entirely along its side edges to the cylindrical portion and is gradually recessed radially inward from the side edges and a side opposite to the inward flange portion with respect to the slit to a position that reaches the slit.

US Pat. No. 10,508,569

THERMAL ENERGY RECOVERY DEVICE

Kabushiki Kaisha Kobe Sei...

1. A thermal energy recovery device comprising:an evaporator for evaporating working medium;
an expander for expanding working medium flowing out of the evaporator;
a power recovery machine connected to the expander;
a condenser for condensing working medium flowing out of the expander;
a pump for delivering working medium flowing out of the condenser to the evaporator;
a circulation flow path connecting the evaporator, the expander, the condenser, and the pump in this order;
a cooling flow path for supplying working medium of liquid phase flowing out of the pump partially to a site of the circulation flow path between the evaporator and the expander;
an on-off valve provided in the cooling flow path; and
a control unit,
wherein upon reception of a stop signal for stopping power recovery by the power recovery machine, the control unit opens the on-off valve while maintaining an operation of the pump delivering working medium flowing out of the condenser to the evaporator.

US Pat. No. 10,508,566

INNER FIXED STRUCTURE LEADING EDGE LATCH

Rohr, Inc., Chula Vista,...

1. A gas turbine engine, comprising:an inner fixed structure (IFS) having a leading edge;
an intermediate case (IMC) having a bulkhead;
a fan case;
a guide vane;
a flexible cable; and
a latch assembly located between the leading edge of the IFS and the IMC, the latch assembly comprising:
a latch mount coupled to the bulkhead of the IMC;
a pin housing coupled to the latch mount;
a pin disposed within the pin housing;
a handle;
a receiver, and
a balking tab attached to a fan cowl of the gas turbine engine,
wherein the pin and the receiver are configured to allow the pin to translate within the receiver and the pin housing in response to deflections between the IFS and the bulkhead of the IMC when the latch assembly is in a latched position,
wherein the latch assembly is configured to be in the latched position when the pin is located within the receiver,
wherein the receiver and the pin comprise a waiting-fail-safe load path when in the latched position,
wherein the handle is coupled to the fan case of the gas turbine engine and to the pin via the flexible cable,
wherein the flexible cable is routed through the guide vane of the gas turbine engine, the guide vane being located between the IMC and the fan case, and
wherein the balking tab is configured to contact the handle when the latch assembly is in an open position and prevent the fan cowl from closing, and wherein the balking tab is configured to be clear of the handle when the latch assembly is in the latched position.

US Pat. No. 10,508,562

GEARED TURBOFAN WITH FOUR STAR/PLANETARY GEAR REDUCTION

United Technologies Corpo...

1. A gas turbine engine comprising:a fan rotor mounted within a nacelle and for delivering air into a bypass duct with said nacelle and into a low pressure compressor;
a turbine rotor driving said fan rotor;
an epicyclic gear reduction positioned between said fan rotor and said turbine rotor, said epicyclic gear reduction including a ring gear, a sun gear, and no more than four star gears that engage said sun gear and said ring gear,
wherein said turbine rotor is for driving said sun gear to, in turn, drive said star gears to, in turn, drive said fan rotor;
said turbine rotor for driving said low pressure compressor at a common speed, and driving said sun gear to drive said fan rotor at a reduced speed; and
wherein said sun gear defines a sun gear center axis and a top dead center point is defined at a vertically uppermost location of said ring gear, with a center point of a top two of said four star gears being at a spacing angle from a line drawn between said top dead center point and said sun gear center axis, wherein said spacing angle is at least 30 degrees.

US Pat. No. 10,508,554

TURBINE BUCKET HAVING OUTLET PATH IN SHROUD

General Electric Company,...

1. A turbine bucket comprising:a base;
a blade coupled to the base and extending radially outward from the base, the blade including:
a body having:
a pressure side; a suction side opposing the pressure side; a leading edge between the pressure side and the suction side; and a trailing edge between the pressure side and the suction side on a side opposing the leading edge; and
a plurality of radially extending cooling passageways within the body; and
a shroud coupled to the blade radially outboard of the blade, the shroud including:
an outlet path extending at least partially circumferentially through the shroud and fluidly connected with all of the plurality of radially extending cooling passageways within the body, wherein the outlet path exits the blade only at a trailing half of the shroud at the trailing edge of the body, wherein an entirety of a cooling fluid passing through the plurality of radially extending cooling passageways within the body exits the body through the outlet path.

US Pat. No. 10,508,552

INTERNALLY COOLED AIRFOIL

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPO...

1. An airfoil, comprising:a tip flag cavity comprising a forward pedestal and a first spear pedestal disposed aft of the forward pedestal;
a forward internal cavity configured to provide cooling fluid to the tip flag cavity;
a trailing edge discharge cavity separated from the tip flag cavity and comprising,
a first row of pedestals comprising a first racetrack pedestal,
a second row of pedestals aft of the first row of pedestals, the second row of pedestals comprising a second racetrack pedestal,
a third row of pedestals aft of and spaced apart from the second row of pedestals in an aft direction, the third row of pedestals comprising a circular pedestal, and
a fourth row of pedestals aft of the third row of pedestals, the fourth row of pedestals comprising a second spear pedestal; and
a trailing edge cavity aft of the forward internal cavity and configured to provide the cooling fluid to the trailing edge discharge cavity
wherein the first spear pedestal and the second spear pedestal each comprise a forward circular portion and an aft circular portion connected by an aft parallel portion and non-parallel surfaces, the forward circular portion comprising a greater diameter than the aft circular portion, and
wherein the first racetrack pedestal and the second racetrack pedestal each comprise two parallel surfaces joined on either end by a half circular end.

US Pat. No. 10,508,550

GEARED GAS TURBINE ENGINE

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPO...

1. An airfoil array comprising:an endwall;
a first airfoil and a second airfoil each extending radially from the endwall and having a first side and an opposite second side extending along an axially chord between a leading edge and a trailing edge;
a first profiled region recessed into the endwall at an intersection with the first side of the first airfoil;
a second profiled region protruding from the endwall approximately equidistant from the first side of the first airfoil and the second side of the second airfoil; and
a third profiled region recessed into the endwall along adjacent the leading edge of the second side of the second airfoil, wherein the third profiled region is at least partially axially aligned with the second profiled region.

US Pat. No. 10,508,542

EXCAVATION ASSEMBLY FOR USE IN EXCAVATOR

1. An excavation assembly for use in an excavator comprising:a body removably coupled at one end thereof to a pair of spaced shaft-receiving portions formed in a distal end of an arm of the excavator;
a driving mechanism installed inside or on one side of the body and configured to generate at least one of a linear driving force, a rotational driving force, and a striking force;
an excavation tool coupled to the driving mechanism and configured to be driven by at least one of the linear driving force, the rotational driving force, and the striking force transmitted from the driving mechanism, thereby to perform an excavating operation,
wherein a direction of the excavation operation by the excavation tool varies depending on coupling positions between the pair of spaced shaft-receiving portions and the body,
wherein the body comprises:
a housing having a receiving space defined therein;
a pair of lateral and spaced brackets arranged on opposite sides of the housing on an outer face of the housing respectively; and
at least three shaft-type connectors coupled to and extended between the pair of lateral brackets at an upper portion of the housing, wherein the at least three shaft-type connectors are spaced apart from each other with a spacing corresponding to a distance between the pair of spaced shaft-receiving portions,
wherein two neighboring shaft-type connectors are selected among the at least three shaft-type connectors and are coupled to the pair of spaced shaft-receiving portions respectively such that a direction of the excavating operation of the excavation tool is determined.

US Pat. No. 10,508,537

ADAPTIVE EQUALISATION

E.V. OFFSHORE LIMITED, N...

1. A method of adaptive equalisation comprising the steps of:receiving a first signal via a channel in which the received first signal differs from a transmitted first signal due to channel distortion and/or noise, the transmitted first signal comprising a sequence of first symbols encoded by first inphase and quadrature components;repeating the steps offiltering a portion of the received first signal using a first filter having a plurality of first filter coefficients to obtain filtered first inphase and quadrature components of the received first signal;
determining the first inphase and quadrature components of the transmitted first signal;
determining a first error signal in dependence upon a first difference between the first inphase and quadrature components of the transmitted first signal and the filtered first inphase and quadrature components of the received first signal;
updating the first filter coefficients to reduce said determined first error signal to create a reduced first error signal; and
locking said first filter coefficients when the reduced first error signal is less than a predetermined threshold;
and the method further comprises
receiving a second signal via the channel in which the received second signal differs from a transmitted second signal due to the channel distortion and/or noise, the transmitted second signal comprising a sequence of second symbols encoded by second inphase and quadrature components;
continually repeating the steps of
filtering a portion of the received second signal using said first filter with said locked first filter coefficients to obtain a first filtered received second signal;
filtering the first filtered received second signal using a second filter having a plurality of second filter coefficients to obtain filtered second inphase and quadrature components of the received second signal;
determining the second inphase and quadrature components of the transmitted second signal;
determining a second error signal in dependence upon a second difference between the second inphase and quadrature components of the transmitted second signal and the filtered second inphase and quadrature components of the received second signal;
updating the second filter coefficients to reduce the determined second error signal to create a reduced second error signal; and
wherein a number of bits encoded by the first symbols of the transmitted first signal in an initial modulation mode is fewer than a number of bits encoded by the second symbols of the transmitted second signal in a subsequent modulation mode.

US Pat. No. 10,508,535

METHOD FOR STEERING A WELL PATH PERPENDICULAR TO VERTICAL FRACTURES FOR ENHANCED PRODUCTION EFFICIENCY

SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY C...

1. A method for drilling a wellbore, comprising:drilling a well along a path substantially along a bedding direction of a selected subsurface formation having at least one substantially vertical fracture therein;
determining a geometric parameter of the at least one substantially vertical fracture based on electromagnetic signals received in an instrument in the wellbore, wherein determining the parameter comprises:
estimating the parameter of the at least one substantially vertical fracture;
determining an expected response of an instrument using an initial model of the formation including the fracture having the estimated parameter;
measuring a measured response of the instrument using the electromagnetic signals; and
adjusting the parameter, another geometric parameter of the at least one substantially vertical fracture, or both, based on a comparison of the expected response and the measured response;
adjusting a direction of the path based on the determined at least one parameter;
determining an existence of a plurality of fractures in a selected inversion measured depth window;
determining an average of directions of the determined existing fractures with respect to the well path direction; and
adjusting the path of the wellbore so that the path is substantially perpendicular to the average of directions.

US Pat. No. 10,508,533

WELL RANGING APPARATUS, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS

HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVIC...

1. A system, comprising:a transmitter comprising a transmission antenna or a current source to couple to a well casing or a tool housing in a drill string, and a reception antenna mechanically coupled to the drill string, wherein the transmitter is to provide an electromagnetic signal to the reception antenna; and
an interception determination module to monitor the electromagnetic signal received by the reception antenna, and to determine interception of a casing surrounding a second well by a first well, by examining values associated with a magnitude of the electromagnetic signal obtained during rotation of the drill string within the first well, and obtained at multiple depths within the first well; wherein examining the values comprises comparing the magnitude of the electromagnetic signal at different azimuthal locations of reception and at different depths to a respective selected range of an average of the magnitudes of the electromagnetic signals at the different azimuthal locations of reception and at the different depths; and determining the interception when at least one magnitude of the electromagnetic signal at the different azimuthal locations of reception or at the different depths is within the respective selected range, based on the comparison.

US Pat. No. 10,508,528

MULTI-WELL SOLUTION MINING EXPLOITATION OF AN EVAPORITE MINERAL STRATUM

Solvay SA, Brussels (BE)...

1. In an underground formation comprising an evaporite mineral stratum comprising trona, wegscheiderite, or combinations thereof, a method for solution mining an evaporite mineral from at least one cavity having a mineral free face, said method comprising:a) providing a set of at least three wells in fluid communication with the at least one cavity, said set comprising a first subset of wells being operated in injection mode and a second subset of separate wells operated in production mode;
b) injecting a solvent into the at least one cavity through the first subset operated in injection mode for the solvent to contact the mineral free face as the solvent flows through the at least one cavity and to dissolve in situ at least a portion of the mineral from the free face into the solvent to form a brine;
c) extracting at least a portion of said brine to the ground surface through the second subset of wells operated in production mode;
d) switching the operation mode of at least one well from the set after a period of time based in response to measurement of at least one parameter selected from the group consisting of: brine temperature, brine pH, brine outflow rate from each well operated in production mode, insolubles content, brine concentration of mineral ore, content in sodium chloride, sodium sulfate, or organics, and any combinations thereof; and
(e) repeating the steps (a) to (d).

US Pat. No. 10,508,527

METHOD FOR CREATING MULTI-DIRECTIONAL BERNOULLI-INDUCED FRACTURES WITH VERTICAL MINI-HOLES IN DEVIATED WELLBORES

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A method of producing hydrocarbons from a subterranean formation, comprising:drilling a deviated wellbore into the subterranean formation;
positioning a hydra-jetting tool into the deviated wellbore;
forming a mini-hole in the subterranean formation perpendicular to the deviated wellbore using the hydra-jetting tool, the mini-hole being in fluid communication with the deviated wellbore at a proximal end and having a tip located at a distal end; and
injecting fluid into the mini-hole with a maximum pressure forming at the tip so as to initiate a fracture along local formation stresses proximate the tip of the mini-hole.

US Pat. No. 10,508,523

USING LIQUEFIED PETROLEUM GAS IN A HOT CIRCULATING FLUID HEATER FOR IN-SITU OIL SHALE RETORTING

American Shale Oil, LLC, ...

1. A method for retorting and extracting hydrocarbons from oil shale, the method comprising:heating, for a first time, a heat transfer fluid, wherein the heat transfer fluid comprises a first volume of at least one liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) component;
moving, for a first time, the heat transfer fluid through a heat delivery loop, wherein a first portion of the heat transfer fluid is cracked while moving through the heat delivery loop, thereby forming a plurality of materials;
retorting in-situ, using heat from the heat transfer fluid, an oil shale formation to produce recoverable hydrocarbons, wherein the recoverable hydrocarbons include a second volume of at least one LPG component;
removing a portion of the plurality of materials from the heat transfer fluid;
heating, for a second time, the heat transfer fluid; and
moving, for a second time, the heat transfer fluid through the heat delivery loop.

US Pat. No. 10,508,520

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INCREASING RECOVERY EFFICIENCY OF PETROLEUM RESERVOIRS

QRI GROUP, LLC, Houston,...

1. A method for performing a petroleum recovery assessment for a petroleum reservoir, comprising:evaluating results associated with a reservoir management effectiveness for the petroleum reservoir;
wherein the results associated with the reservoir management effectiveness include at least one of reservoir management design, reserves appreciation, development and operation plan, reservoir surveillance and monitoring, technology application, and knowledge management;
generating a reservoir management rating (RMR) based on the evaluated results associated with the reservoir management effectiveness;
evaluating results associated with a global benchmark analysis;
generating an estimated maximum recovery efficiency for the petroleum reservoir based on the evaluated results associated with the global benchmark analysis;
determining one or more key recovery obstacles impeding the petroleum reservoir from achieving the estimated maximum recovery efficiency based at least in part from the reservoir management rating (RMR) and the estimated maximum recovery efficiency; and
identifying one or more field development opportunities addressing at least one of the one or more key recovery obstacles that when implemented, increase a recovery efficiency for the petroleum reservoir closer to the estimated maximum recovery efficiency; and
implementing or assisting in implementing the one or more field development opportunities addressing at least one of the one or more key recovery obstacles, the one or more field development opportunities including manually or automatically adjusting operation of one or more production units selected from producing oil wells, water injection wells, gas injection wells, heat injectors, or sub-components thereof, and wherein adjusting the operation of the one or more production units is selected from change in volume, change in pressure, change in temperature, change in well bore path, drilling one or more new production units, implementing peripheral water flooding, re-activating an existing well, or shutting down one or more existing production units.

US Pat. No. 10,508,513

HIGH PRESSURE HIGH FLOW DIGITAL VALVE WITH LOCKING POPPETS AND BACKFLOW PREVENTION

CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF T...

19. A method for backflow prevention in a valve comprising one or more flow paths, the method comprising:providing one or more poppets to control fluid flow of the one or more flow paths, the one or more poppets configured to operate according to operating states comprising a fully open state and a fully closed state; and
controlling, through a linear actuator, the operating states of the one or more poppets through motion of the one or more poppets according to an axial direction; wherein controlling for closing of the one or more poppets comprises:
i) progressively moving a locking sleeve rigidly coupled to the linear actuator into a locking flexure;
ii) based on the progressively moving, progressively compressing a spring coupled between the one or more poppets and the linear actuator, thereby moving said poppets;
iii) based on the progressively moving, creating a surface interaction between the locking sleeve and the locking flexure;
iv) based on the creating, flexing the locking flexure while clearing a stop nut rigidly coupled to the one or more poppets;
v) repeating steps i) through iii); and
vi) based on the repeating, reaching the fully closed state and further flexing the locking flexure to create an interference between the locking flexure and the stop nut, thereby locking the one or more poppets.

US Pat. No. 10,508,512

INSERT SAFETY VALVE SYSTEM

BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPAN...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,510

BOTTOM HOLE ASSEMBLY FOR CUTTING AND PULLING A TUBULAR

BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPAN...

1. A bottom hole assembly for cutting a tubular string and applying a pulling force to the cut segment, comprising:a fluid motor selectively driving a tubular cutter;
a selectively operated diverter valve mounted between said fluid motor and a hydraulic jack;
said diverter valve selectively allowing flow in a first configuration to reach said fluid motor for operating said cutter to create a segment of the tubular string and blocking flow to said fluid motor in a second configuration to build pressure in said hydraulic jack for exertion of a tensile force on the segment of the tubular string to facilitate release of the segment of the tubular string for removal from a borehole;
said diverter valve comprises a moveable mandrel in a housing;
said mandrel comprises spaced first and second openings selectively positioned into an annular space defined between said mandrel and said housing;
said annular space is disposed between spaced first and second seals for pressure retention in said annular space; and
flow to said fluid motor through said annular space is enabled when said spaced first and second openings are positioned between said first and second seals.

US Pat. No. 10,508,509

DEVICES FOR CONTINUOUS MUD-CIRCULATION DRILLING SYSTEMS

SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY C...

1. A method for continuous mud circulation during a drilling operation, comprising:delivering a first flow of drilling mud to and through a blowout preventer via a drill string and a wellbore;
delivering a second flow of drilling mud to and through the blowout preventer, wherein the second flow is delivered to the blowout preventer through an alternative line and not via the drill string;
stopping the first flow of the drilling mud;
adding or removing a tubular to or from the drill string after the first flow of drilling mud is stopped and while continuously delivering the second flow of drilling mud, wherein adding or removing the tubular comprises:
decoupling a rotating control device from the blowout preventer;
detachably coupling the rotating control device with a drag device;wherein detachably coupling the rotating control device with the drag device comprises detachably coupling a finger of the drag device with the rotating control device; andraising or lowering the rotating control device with the drag device coupled therewith.

US Pat. No. 10,508,507

TUBULAR TRANSFER SYSTEM WITH VARIABLE PRESENTATION HEIGHT AND PRESENTATION ANGLE

FORUM US, INC., Houston,...

1. A tubular transfer system, comprising:a trough coupled between a pair of lift arm assemblies;
a base member coupled to each of the pair of lift arm assemblies;
a first adjustment assembly disposed on the pair of lift arm assemblies for adjusting a presentation angle of the trough;
a second adjustment assembly coupled to the base member and a portion of each of the pair of lift arm assemblies for adjusting a presentation height of the trough; and
wherein each of the first and the second adjustment assemblies comprise a rotatable screw and a bearing block.

US Pat. No. 10,508,506

RISER METHODS AND APPARATUSES

CONNECTOR AS, Kokstad (N...

1. A method of repairing a shaft, wherein the shaft is a subsea riser for use in the oil industry, the method comprising:cutting through the shaft at a pre-determined location, resulting in a first shaft section and a second shaft section;
attaching a gripper unit apparatus onto the first shaft section;
landing an alignment and installation apparatus onto said gripper unit apparatus, the alignment and installation apparatus carrying a component to be installed on the cut end of the first shaft section, wherein the component is a connector for connecting the first shaft section to a flexible pipe;
pitching and rotating the alignment and installation apparatus to align an axis of the connector with the axis of the first shaft section;
contracting the alignment and installation apparatus, thereby translating the connector substantially along the axis of the first shaft section until the cut end of the first shaft section is positioned on or within the connector; and
activating the connector to secure it onto the first shaft section, thereby enabling the communication of fluids between the flexible pipe and the first shaft section, wherein the gripper unit apparatus comprises teeth that are arranged to protrude slightly into the surface of a shaft and are arranged to attach the gripper unit apparatus to any position along part of a section of a shaft such that the gripper unit apparatus is not restricted to only attaching to an external flange or fixed connector on part of a section of a shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,508,502

POLYCRYSTALLINE DIAMOND COMPACT

US SYNTHETIC CORPORATION,...

1. A polycrystalline diamond compact, comprising:a polycrystalline diamond table, at least an unleached portion of the polycrystalline diamond table including:
a plurality of diamond grains bonded together via diamond-to-diamond bonding to define interstitial regions, the plurality of diamond grains exhibiting an average grain size of about 50 ?m or less; and
a catalyst including cobalt, the catalyst occupying at least a portion of the interstitial regions;
wherein the unleached portion of the polycrystalline diamond table exhibits a coercivity of about 115 Oe to about 250 Oe;
wherein the unleached portion of the polycrystalline diamond table exhibits a specific permeability less than about 0.10 G·cm3/g·Oe; and
a substrate bonded to the polycrystalline diamond table along an interfacial surface, the interfacial surface exhibiting a substantially planar topography;
wherein a lateral dimension of the polycrystalline diamond table is about 0.8 cm to about 1.9 cm.

US Pat. No. 10,508,501

DRILL BIT HAVING SHEAR CUTTERS WITH REDUCED DIAMETER SUBSTRATE

VAREL INTERNATIONAL IND.,...

1. A bit for drilling a wellbore, comprising:a bit body; and
a cutting face having an inner cone section and an outer shoulder section, and comprising:
a plurality of blades protruding from a bottom of the bit body, each blade extending from a center of the cutting face to the shoulder section; and
a plurality of shear cutters mounted along leading edges of the blades,
wherein:
an inner shear cutter of each blade is located in the cone section,
each inner shear cutter comprises:
a superhard cylindrical cutting table; and
a hard substrate having a cylindrical portion attached to the cutting table and a reduced portion extending therefrom,
a diameter of the cutting table and the cylindrical portion is greater than a diameter of a majority of the reduced portion,
a length of the reduced portion is at least twice that of the cylindrical portion,
each shear cutter is mounted in a pocket formed in the respective blade; and
each pocket of the respective inner shear cutter has a reduced size relative to other pockets to accommodate the smaller diameter of the reduced portion.

US Pat. No. 10,508,498

HAMMER REAMER FOR EXPANDING A PILOT BORE

1. A horizontal back reaming assembly configured to enlarge a pilot bore in a substrate, the assembly comprising:a hammer assembly comprising a pneumatic hammer piston, wherein the pneumatic hammer piston is configured to percussively cycle within the hammer assembly when exposed to a pneumatic motive force such that the pneumatic hammer piston translates back and forth between a forward stroke position and a rear stroke position;
a back reaming tool configured to expand the pilot bore as the horizontal back reaming assembly is retracted through the pilot bore; and
a chuck bit comprising an impact surface, wherein the chuck bit mechanically engages the hammer assembly to the back reaming tool such that the impact surface of the chuck bit is positioned to be struck by the pneumatic hammer piston when the pneumatic hammer piston percussively cycles;
wherein, when the horizontal back reaming assembly is retracted through the pilot bore, the hammer assembly and the chuck bit precede the back reaming tool; and
wherein, when the pneumatic hammer piston strikes the impact surface of the chuck bit, the horizontal back reaming assembly vibrates.

US Pat. No. 10,508,497

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REAMING WELL BORE SURFACES NEARER THE CENTER OF DRIFT

Extreme Technologies, LLC...

1. An apparatus for increasing the diameter of a well bore, comprising:two reamers, each having a plurality of cutting blades extending a distance radially outwardly from an outer surface of each reamer, wherein, in an order counter to a direction of rotation, a first cutting blade extends a first distance and each additional cutting blade extends an equal or greater distance than the preceding cutting blade, wherein the plurality of blades of a first reamer do not overlap the plurality of blades of a second reamer;
wherein the plurality of cutting blades of each reamer are angularly displaced from the plurality of cutting blades of each other reamer.

US Pat. No. 10,508,493

UNIVERSAL JOINT

Ulterra Drilling Technolo...

1. A universal joint for downhole applications comprising:a first rotating component having an outer circumference, the first rotating component being rotatable around a first axis and moveable around a second axis; and
a second rotating component rotatable about the second axis and having an outer circumference engaging the outer circumference of the first rotating component as the first rotating component moves around the second axis, the second rotating component adapted for transmitting torque from a driving component to a driven component;
wherein the first rotating component is adapted for coupling with the driving component by a shaft when the driving component has an axis of rotation that moves eccentrically around the second axis, and wherein the shaft has a non-linear axis about which the shaft is rotatable.

US Pat. No. 10,508,492

COATINGS FOR FLUID ENERGY DEVICE COMPONENTS

BARSON COMPOSITES CORPORA...

1. A coated component for use in a fluid energy device, comprising:a component substrate;
a hardcoat layer of coating material being disposed over the component substrate and having a hardness greater than the hardness of the component substrate; and
a softcoat layer of coating material being disposed over the hardcoat layer and having a hardness less than the hardness of the hardcoat layer,
wherein the hardness of the softcoat layer is less than or substantially the same as the hardness of a mating component of the fluid energy device with which the coated component is in continuous contact during device operation.

US Pat. No. 10,508,490

PHOTO DIODE SENSOR-BASED SMART WINDOW CONTROL DEVICE

King Fahd University of P...

1. A smart window control device comprising:a first photodiode sensor disposed on an exterior surface of one or more electrochromic smart windows to measure an amount of direct solar radiation,
a second photodiode sensor disposed on an exterior surface of the one or more electrochromic smart windows to measure an amount of diffuse solar radiation,
wherein the electrochromic smart windows include a glass substrate covered with a coating of five layers, and comprises thin metallic coatings of nickel or tungsten oxide,
a controller having a processor with circuitry configured to
establish a representative model of one or more building zones based on occupancy, construction, lighting, or cooling properties of a building,
implement a lighting control strategy for the one or more building zones based on the representative model or one or more user preferences input at a first user interface screen of an external device,
control automatic operations of the one or more electrochromic smart windows by varying, in discrete steps, a voltage applied to a stack of electrochromic coating layers based on trigger points associated with the lighting control strategy and measures of the beam solar irradiation and the diffuse solar irradiation measured at the one or more electrochromic smart windows by the first and second sensors, respectively, and
determine with the circuitry a performance level of the lighting control strategy for the one or more building zones based on one or more predetermined financial metrics that include a comparison of total building energy consumption to a threshold,
wherein the circuitry is further configured to determine a comfort score and an energy savings score indicating a relative importance of visual comfort and energy savings for the one or more building zones based on the representative model of the one or more building zones or the one or more user preferences,
wherein the circuitry is further configured to implement a daylight control strategy as the lighting control strategy when the energy savings score is greater than an energy savings threshold or the comfort score is lower than a visual comfort threshold, and
wherein the circuitry is further configured to implement a solar control strategy or a glare control strategy as the lighting control strategy when the energy savings score is less than or equal to an energy savings threshold and the comfort score is greater than or equal to a visual comfort threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,508,489

WINDOW CONTROL DEVICE HAVING EXTERIOR PHOTODIODE SENSORS

King Fahd University of P...

1. A smart window control device comprising:a first photodiode sensor disposed on an exterior surface of one or more electrochromic smart windows to measure an amount of direct solar radiation,
a second photodiode sensor disposed on an exterior surface of the one or more electrochromic smart windows to measure an amount of diffuse solar radiation,
a controller having a processor with circuitry configured to
establish a representative model of one or more building zones based on occupancy, construction, lighting, or cooling properties of a building,
implement a lighting control strategy for the one or more building zones based on the representative model or one or more user preferences input at a first user interface screen of an external device,
control automatic operations of the one or more electrochromic smart windows by varying, in discrete steps, a voltage applied to a stack of electrochromic coating layers based on trigger points associated with the lighting control strategy and measures of the beam solar irradiation and the diffuse solar irradiation measured at the one or more electrochromic smart windows by the first and second sensors, respectively, and
determine with the circuitry a performance level of the lighting control strategy for the one or more building zones based on one or more predetermined financial metrics that include a comparison of total building energy consumption to a threshold,
wherein the circuitry is further configured to determine a comfort score and an energy savings score indicating a relative importance of visual comfort and energy savings for the one or more building zones based on the representative model of the one or more building zones or the one or more user preferences,
wherein the circuitry is further configured to implement a daylight control strategy as the lighting control strategy when the energy savings score is greater than an energy savings threshold or the comfort score is lower than a visual comfort threshold, and
wherein the circuitry is further configured to implement a solar control strategy or a glare control strategy as the lighting control strategy when the energy savings score is less than or equal to an energy savings threshold and the comfort score is greater than or equal to a visual comfort threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,508,488

SHUTTER ASSEMBLY WITH MOTORIZED LOUVER DRIVE SYSTEM

Hunter Douglas Inc., Pea...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,486

GLASS-FIBER-REINFORCED SPACER FOR INSULATING GLAZING UNIT

SAINT GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A spacer for an insulating glazing unit, the spacer comprising:a polymeric main body comprising two parallel side walls that are connected to one another by an inner wall and an outer wall,
wherein
the two parallel side walls, the inner wall, and the outer wall surround a hollow chamber,
a thickness of the inner wall, the outer wall and the two parallel side walls is the same,
the polymeric main body has a glass fiber content of 0 wt.-% to 40 wt.-%,
the polymeric main body comprises hollow spaces obtained by addition of at least one foaming agent to the polymeric main body,
the hollow spaces provide a weight reduction of 10 wt.-% to 20 wt.-% of the main body, and
an amount of the foaming agent added is 0.5 wt.-% to 1.5 wt.-%.

US Pat. No. 10,508,477

HANDLE DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF HANDLE DEVICE

ALPHA CORPORATION, Yokoh...

1. A handle device operating an inner cable inserted in an outer cable, the handle device comprising:a handle base fixing an operation handle to which the inner cable is connected; and
a cable holding portion provided in the handle base to hold the outer cable and configured to be fitted to a circumferential groove portion reduced in diameter in a radial direction in an outer circumferential surface of the outer cable,
wherein the cable holding portion includes a fitting portion which is configured to be fitted to the circumferential groove portion and to hold the outer cable, and a pair of guide pieces which is provided to face each other to fit into the circumferential groove portion from both sides and which forms an insertion groove guiding the circumferential groove portion into the fitting portion,
wherein a first guide piece which is one guide piece of the pair of guide pieces includes a fixing portion,
wherein when the circumferential groove portion moves along the insertion groove, the fixing portion is elastically deformed to a direction perpendicular to a plane where the first guide piece extends, and
wherein when the circumferential groove portion passes the first guide piece, the fixing portion is elastically returned to the direction perpendicular to the plane to be engaged with the outer circumferential surface of the outer cable.

US Pat. No. 10,508,472

AUTOMATICALLY-EXTENDIBLE DEADBOLT LATCH ASSEMBLY

Sargent Manufacturing Com...

1. A latch assembly for a door including:a chassis;
a latch bolt supported by the chassis and configured to move relative to the chassis between a retracted latch position and an extended latch position;
an auxiliary bolt supported by the chassis and configured to move relative to the chassis between a retracted auxiliary position and an extended auxiliary position;
a deadbolt supported by the chassis and configured to move relative to the chassis between a retracted deadbolt position and an extended deadbolt position, the deadbolt including a lower deadbolt leg having a catch;
a guard lever having a free position and a secure position, wherein when the auxiliary bolt is in the extended auxiliary position the guard lever is in the free position allowing the latch bolt to move between the extended latch position and retracted latch position, and when both the auxiliary bolt is in the retracted auxiliary position and the latch bolt is in the extended latch position, the guard lever is in the secure position preventing movement of the latch bolt to the retracted latch position; and
a sear connected to a top of the guard lever, the sear being configured to engage with the catch of the lower deadbolt leg when the guard lever is in the free position, thereby maintaining the deadbolt in the retracted deadbolt position, and the sear being configured to release from the catch of the lower deadbolt leg when the guard lever is in the secure position, thereby permitting the deadbolt to move to the extended deadbolt position.

US Pat. No. 10,508,470

LOCK BODY

Abloy OY, Joensuu (FI)

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,469

GASKET SYSTEM FOR AN ELECTROMECHANICAL LOCK

ASSA ABLOY Residential Gr...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,464

STRUCTURE OF A FACILITY FOR DEMINING, INVESTIGATING AND TESTING OF AN EXPLOSIVE DEVICE

Amhold AS, Tallinn (EE)

1. A structure of a facility for demining, investigation and testing of an explosive device, said structure comprising:multiple-stage interconnected structural elements with different functions for processing the explosive device; comprising:
a room for demining, investigating and testing of the explosive device and a chamber for primary suppression of shock wave of a blast and a primary collection of the explosion residues, a chamber for post-suppression of the shock wave of the blast and a post-collection of the explosion residues, a chamber for final suppression of the shock wave and filtration and final collection of the explosion residues;
a room for shock wave dispersion, wherein the chambers have openings and behind the openings have been placed barrier walls;
shock wave deflectors are located in front of the openings of the chamber for primary suppression wherein a cross-section of shock wave deflectors has an arrow shape and wherein a direction of the arrow shape is in a direction of the middle of the chamber;
filters are located in front of the openings of the chamber for final suppression;
in a ceiling and in walls of the room for demining, investigation and testing of the explosive device have been placed cameras, lights, light tunnels, end elements of supply tubes of forced ventilation of a mechanical ventilation system; and
between the chamber for post-suppression and the chamber for final suppression and in front of the chamber for post-suppression and the chamber for final suppression have been placed automatically and elastically opening and closing doors, wherein the doors in front of the chamber for final suppression and opening from the facility to external environment are hermetically, and pressure-resistant closed at the time of the demining, investigation, and testing of the explosive device; an inner surface of the structure of the facility is covered with an impact resistant layer, wherein the inner surface of the structure of the facility is matte white and with albedo value of greater than 80%, the structure of the facility is placed on mineral, one-fractional, fine-grained and drained soil layer, the facility is coated with water resistant composite coating, between the coating and the barrier walls is placed a composite material composed of radiation and sound-insulating and vibration-absorbing layers, wherein the material includes aluminium foil layers, wherein the aluminium foil layers of the composite material and one or more metal parts of the structure of the facility are grounded with a grounding, wherein the cameras, lights, light tunnels and the end elements of the supply air pipes of the forced ventilation of the mechanical ventilation system are placed in an openings with a circular cross-section, penetrating the barrier walls established within the structure of the facility, and wherein the openings are covered from the inside by a barrier of the facility with impact-resistant glass, which is hermetically sealed with a heat resistant gasket.

US Pat. No. 10,508,462

SWIMMING POOL HAVING AN INTEGRATED COUNTER-CURRENT SWIMMING SYSTEM

1. A swimming pool having integral counter-current swimming system (1) including a device (1?) for generating a strong flow adjustable by means of a flow channel (3) in a liquid medium, and is arranged in a housing (35), wherein the outlet surface of the flow channel (3) of the device (1?) is disposed substantially in alignment in the plane of a shaped closing element (36) and the strong flow of the liquid medium is generated by a device (1?) almost half in an underwater drive (2) in the entry region of the flow channel (3) having an inlet and outlet openings (4, 5), wherein the drive comprises a DC-motor and the housing of the underwater drive (2) is arranged a half in the flow channel (3) wherein the flow channel in this region has a diameter ratio D/d of the entry opening (4) to the outlet opening (5) which is not less than 1.7, the outlet opening (5) is unobstructed, and the underwater drive (2) has a length to diameter ratio of from 2 to 4 and the surface of the formed closing element (36) is divided in at least two regions (37, 49), wherein the at least one recess (37) for the outlet opening of the flow channel (3) is approximately centrally disposed in the surface of said formed closing element (36); and the angle of the flow direction to the surface of the liquid medium level is adjusted by means of actuating members (42, 43, 43?) substantially within the plane of the closing element (36).

US Pat. No. 10,508,461

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,458

TILE ALIGNMENT AND LEVELING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR USING SAME

1. A tile leveling and aligning system, comprising:a tile leveling and aligning device comprising a main body further comprising a base portion integrally coupled to a stem portion, the base portion adapted for engaging a bottom surface of a number of tiles to be leveled and aligned, the stem portion projecting upwards from the base portion and having one or more spacer legs extending transversely from a center aperture of the stem portion, the one or more spacer legs having a series of external threads integrally formed on an outer face of the one or more spacer legs, the one or more spacer legs dividing the base portion into equal sized areas of common shape, each of the equal sized areas adapted to receive a corner of one of the tiles to be leveled and aligned, the one or more spacer legs defining a joint width between adjacent tiles to be leveled and aligned,
a horizontal leveling device for engaging a top surface of the number of tiles to be horizontally leveled and aligned, the horizontal leveling device adapted and configured to engage the series of external threads integrally formed on the outer face of the one or more spacer legs formed on the outer face of the one or more spacer legs extending transversely from a center aperture of the stem portion of the tile leveling and aligning device, the engagement resulting in a single connected assembly comprising the tile leveling and aligning device, the horizontal leveling device and the number of tiles to be leveled and aligned, and
a vertical leveling hand device adapted for imparting a vertical force on a substrate beneath the number of tiles to be leveled and aligned, the vertical force causing the single connected assembly to be driven upwards away from the substrate resulting in a vertical alignment of the tiles to be leveled and aligned.

US Pat. No. 10,508,457

PANEL WITH COMPLIMENTARY LOCKING ELEMENTS

1. A panel comprising at least one pair of complementary locking means at mutually opposite panel edges, wherein the locking means are in the form of positively locking holding profiles with a locking groove and with a complementary locking tongue respectively, wherein at least at the edge of one of the holding profiles a surface of the panel has an edge break portion, with the proviso that the holding profile which is provided with the edge break portion is provided with an upper contact surface beneath the edge break portion and the complementary holding profile is provided with a complementary upper contact surface which is arranged substantially parallel thereto, and wherein a butt joint can be produced by the two contact surfaces in contact with each other, wherein the butt joint is inclined relative to the panel surface and for that purpose one of the contact surfaces is associated with the tongue and is inclined downwardly in a direction of a free end of the tongue in question and the complementary upper contact surface is associated with the groove and is inclined downwardly in a direction of a bottom of the groove in question, wherein the complementary holding profiles are so designed that they can be positively lockingly connected by a pivotal movement, wherein a closed butt joint can be produced at the panel surface of two connected panel edges, with the proviso that a first range end of a scope for movement is defined by the two contact surfaces in contact with each other, and more specifically for a movement of the panel edges relative to each other and in a direction of movement which is both perpendicular to the positively lockingly connected panel edges and also parallel to the plane of the connected panels, wherein each of the holding profiles has a respective lower abutment surface which are then spaced from each other at the maximum when the upper contact surfaces are in contact with each other and the butt joint is closed, wherein the maximum spacing between the lower abutment surfaces measures the size of the scope for movement and wherein the lower abutment surfaces when they are in contact with each other define a second range end of the scope for movement in which second range end the butt joint is open and there is a spacing between the upper contact surfaces so that one of the upper contact surfaces is movable vertically relative to the other upper contact surface, wherein the locking groove has a horizontal support surface and a region that rises non-perpendicularly from the horizontal support surface to the upper contact surface of the locking groove and a curved transition joins the upper contact surface of the locking groove to the region that rises.

US Pat. No. 10,508,456

PVC SEAM PLATE

Interplast Group Corporat...

1. A siding system, comprising:a plank of siding made from a first material;
a seam plate having a first layer and a second layer, the first layer having a front face and a back face and being made from the first material, the second layer having a front face connected to the back face of the first layer and being made of a second material, the front face of the of the first layer includes a plurality of elongate raised portions defining grooves therebetween and the back face of the first layer includes a plurality of elongate depressions directly opposite the elongate raised portions, the front face of the second layer includes a plurality of elongate raised portions configured to be received in the plurality of elongate depressions, and the plank includes a back face and plurality of elongate projections extending from the back face of the plank and being configured to be received in the grooves.

US Pat. No. 10,508,454

EXTERIOR-MATERIAL SECURING MEMBER AND BUILDING EXTERIOR STRUCTURE

NICHIHA CORPORATION, Nag...

1. A wall plate securing member for securing a wall plate to a framework of a building, the wall plate securing member comprising:a fixing portion that is configured to be fixed to the framework;
a supporting portion that projects from the fixing portion and that is configured to support the wall plate;
a first engagement portion that is disposed on the supporting portion and extends in a first direction and that is configured to engage with the wall plate;
a second engagement portion that is disposed on the supporting portion and extends in a second direction, which is opposite to the first direction, and that is configured to engage with the wall plate;
a first contact portion that is disposed in the first direction from the supporting portion and that is configured to contact a back surface of the wall plate; and
a second contact portion that is disposed in the second direction from the supporting portion and that is configured to contact the back surface of the wall plate,
wherein the second contact portion is formed in a folded portion extending from a substantially 180° bent portion located at a lower end of the fixing portion, and the folded portion is folded toward the supporting portion.

US Pat. No. 10,508,448

TILE AND METHOD OF PRODUCTION

8. A method of constructing a lightweight tile, the method comprising:providing a dry mixture comprising cement in the amount of 21%-32% by weight, cellulous in the amount of 2%-6% by weight, and perlite powder in the amount of 2%-6% by weight;
blending said dry mixture with water in the amount of 56%-72% by weight, thereby providing a tile composition;
removing excess water from the tile composition;
forming said composition into the shape of a tile;
pressing said tile shape at a pressure; and
allowing the tile shape to air dry at a temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,508,447

SEALING COVER FOR CONCRETE ANCHOR

PRECISION-HAYES INTERNATI...

1. A cover for sealing a concrete anchor, the concrete anchor including a flange, a nose portion, a button portion, and a bore extending through the flange, the bore defining an axis and the flange having a button side and a nose side, the cover comprising:a button-side cover portion configured to cover the button portion of the concrete anchor;
a nose-side cover portion configured to cover the nose portion of the concrete anchor; and
at least one latch for coupling the button-side cover portion to the nose-side cover portion with the flange disposed between the button-side cover portion and the nose-side cover portion;
wherein the button-side cover portion and the nose-side cover portion are moveable between a first position in which the button-side cover portion is released from the nose-side cover portion so as to receive the concrete anchor therebetween and a second position in which the button-side cover portion and the nose-side cover portion are coupled together via the at least one latch with the concrete anchor therebetween, so as encapsulate the button portion and the nose portion of the concrete anchor; and
wherein the button-side cover portion includes a sealing member forming a liquid-tight bond between the button-side cover portion and the portion of the concrete anchor proximate the button side of the flange, wherein the nose-side cover portion includes another sealing member forming a liquid-tight bond between the nose-side cover portion and the portion of the concrete anchor proximate the nose side of the flange.

US Pat. No. 10,508,441

DEMOUNTABLE WALL SYSTEM

Krueger International, In...

1. A demountable modular wall system for use in a building having a floor and a ceiling, comprising:a series of individual panels each having a first side, a second side, a top end, and a bottom end, a movement direction being defined perpendicularly from the bottom end to the top end;
a height adjustment mechanism that is positioned between the bottom end of one of the individual panels and the floor, the height adjustment mechanism having a mounting bracket with a first member flange and a second member flange that together sandwich the bottom end of the one of the individual panels, wherein the height adjustment mechanism includes a receiving cylinder that threadingly engages with a first member, the first member threadingly engaging with a second member positioned between the first member and the floor, wherein the first member is moveable relative to the receiving cylinder in the movement direction such that rotation of the first member selectively adjusts the height of the one of the individual panels; and
an upper trim positioned between the top end of each of the individual panels and the ceiling and a lower trim positioned between the bottom end of each of the individual panels and the floor, wherein the upper and lower trim are stationary relative to the individual panels.

US Pat. No. 10,508,434

MECHANICAL CONNECTION FOR CONCRETE STRUCTURES

NUtech Ventures, Lincoln...

1. A connection assembly for fastening a first precast concrete member to a second precast concrete member, the first and second precast concrete members being in physical contact with one another, the connection assembly comprising:a threaded rod protruding from a first face of the first precast concrete member, the first face of the first concrete member contacting the second precast concrete member;
a sleeve having a lateral wall surrounding an opening, the sleeve being integrated into the second precast concrete member such that the opening extends through a thickness of the second precast concrete member, the second precast concrete member being disposed in contact with the first precast concrete member such that the threaded rod extends at least partially through the sleeve;
a lip connected along an inner side of the lateral wall;
a bridge disposed within the opening, the bridge having a body that forms a bore disposed around at least a portion of the threaded rod and ends that abut against the lip; and
a fastener engaged with the threaded rod and positioned to retain the bridge in contact with the lip.

US Pat. No. 10,508,431

CLEAR DRUM COVERS FOR PLUMBING TOOLS

RIDGE TOOL COMPANY, Elyr...

1. In combination with a drum type drain cleaner including a rotatable drum and a flexible drain cleaning cable that can be selectively advanced or retracted relative to the drum, a cover configured to generally enclose the drum and at least a portion of the drain cleaning cable, wherein the cover is clear or sufficiently transparent for enabling viewing of the drain cleaning cable through the cover.

US Pat. No. 10,508,430

STORMWATER DRAIN INSERTS

New Pig Corporation, Tip...

1. A stormwater drain insert comprising:a peripheral frame;
a top bib comprising water permeable fabric, an outer peripheral edge supported by the peripheral frame, and an opening inside the peripheral frame;
a sediment bag comprising water permeable fabric extending downward from the top bib and having a top rim adjacent to the opening of the top bib;
an overhanging ring extending from the top bib laterally inward from the top rim of the sediment bag defining an overhang distance; and
at least one overflow port in a sidewall of the sediment bag located vertically below the overhanging ring.

US Pat. No. 10,508,429

THRESHOLD DRAIN SYSTEM AND METHOD

1. A drain system for a threshold drain extending alongside an exterior wall of the building, said building having an interior floor and said threshold drain draining an exterior formed surface which is substantially flush with said interior floor, said system comprising:a drain gutter having a base and two sidewalls, one of said sidewalls being substantially aligned with said exterior wall and the other of said sidewalls being spaced from said exterior wall;
a grate support frame having a pair of elongate rims, said frame being supported by a plurality of cantilever arms each of which is secured to the other sidewall of said gutter following formation of said gutter, said frame having a width between said rims which is less than the width of said gutter; and
a grate located between said rims and supported by said frame;
whereby a gap is created between said exterior wall and the rim closer to said exterior wall, said gap extending alongside said exterior wall.

US Pat. No. 10,508,427

SAFETY CLEANOUT CAP

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,426

SELF-ADJUSTABLE GAS ISOLATOR

1. A self-adjustable gas isolator, comprising a floater (1), a liquid storage device (3) and a liquid outlet (3a); wherein the self-adjustable type gas isolator further comprises a pressure balancing device (2); a pressure relief port (1b) is provided on the floater (1), the pressure balancing device (2) is connected with the floater (1) in fixed position, and the pressure balancing device (2) is arranged on a surface of the floater (1) away from the liquid outlet (3a).

US Pat. No. 10,508,425

OVERFLOW VENT IRRIGATION DEVICE

1. An overflow vent irrigation device, comprising:a body having three separate chambers formed between an input port and an exit port;
an erosion manifold forming a first one of the three separate chambers, the input port opening into a first end of the erosion manifold;
a tablet chamber forming a second of the three separate chambers, the tablet chamber having a cap to open and close an opening of the tablet chamber, a first side of the tablet chamber connecting to a second end of the erosion manifold; and
a reservoir forming a third one of the three separate chambers, a first end of the reservoir connected to a second side of the tablet chamber, and a second end of the reservoir connected to the exit port;
a turbulence dam defining a second end of the erosion manifold and the first end of the reservoir within the body, a peak of the turbulence dam formed between the erosion manifold and the reservoir within a width defined by a diameter of the tablet chamber;
wherein during use the input port is connected to a faucet of a basin, and the exit port is connected via a hose to an overflow port of the overflow-to-drain journal of the basin.

US Pat. No. 10,508,424

CONNECTING STRUCTURE OF OUTLET TERMINAL AND JET REGULATOR

XIAMEN SOLEX HIGH-TECH IN...

1. A quick assembly and disassembly connecting structure of an outlet terminal and a jet regulator, comprising:an outlet terminal and a jet regulator, wherein
the outlet terminal has an outlet passage,
the jet regulator is detachably assembled in the outlet passage in an outlet direction,
the jet regulator has a fixing shell portion, wherein an inner wall of the outlet passage of the outlet terminal is concaved with a lock groove, and the fixing shell portion has an assembly hole corresponding to the lock groove,
the connecting structure comprises a lock portion and a retractable slide shaft driving mechanism with retracted and extended states,
the lock portion is movably connected to the assembly hole and is movable between a lock position and a unlock position,
the lock portion inserts into the lock groove in the lock position and retracts to the assembly hole and leaves the lock groove in the unlock position,
the retractable slide shaft driving mechanism is assembled to the jet regulator and is connected to the lock portion,
the retractable slide shaft driving mechanism is operated to change between two states to drive the lock portion to switch between the lock position and the unlock position,
the jet regulator comprises a divider,
the divider is fixedly assembled in the fixing shell portion,
the assembly hole passes through the fixing shell portion,
the fixing shell portion is coupled to the outlet passage,
the retractable slide shaft driving mechanism comprises
an assembly through hole disposed in the divider,
a button movably connected to the assembly through hole,
a push rod movably connected to the assembly through hole, and
an elastic body abutting against the push rod and the jet regulator, and
wherein the assembly through hole, the button and the push rod respectively have coupling incline teeth.

US Pat. No. 10,508,421

WATER RECLAMATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Rain Bird Corporation, A...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,418

STABILIZING FEATURES IN A WEAR MEMBER ASSEMBLY

Hensley Industries, Inc.,...

1. A wear member assembly, comprising:a nose attachable to a bucket lip, the nose comprising:
a rear portion having a first set of eight surfaces converging toward a longitudinal axis of the nose towards a distal end of the rear portion, the first set of surfaces comprising:
a first subset of surfaces having a top and bottom surface;
a second subset of side surfaces; and
a third subset of surfaces that comprise bearing surfaces, the third subset of surfaces being angled and positioned between the first subset of surfaces and the second subset of surfaces; and
a forward portion positioned forwardly of the rear portion, the forward portion having a second set of eight surfaces converging toward the longitudinal axis of the nose towards the distal end of the forward portion, the second set of surfaces comprising:
a fourth subset having a top and bottom surface;
a fifth subset of side surfaces; and
a sixth subset of surfaces that comprise bearing surfaces, the sixth subset of surfaces being angled and positioned between the first subset of surfaces and the second subset of surfaces; and
a wear member having a cavity opening toward a rearward end, the cavity comprising rear and forward bearing surfaces corresponding to the third subset of surfaces and the sixth subset of surfaces.

US Pat. No. 10,508,417

CONSTRUCTION INFORMATION DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DISPLAYING CONSTRUCTION INFORMATION

KOMATSU LTD., Tokyo (JP)...

1. A computer aided construction information display device configured to display construction information, comprising:a display screen configured to display, in a two-dimensional top view observed from an upper side in a vertical direction, at least
a design landform including a plurality of design surfaces,
an image of an excavator observed from the upper side in the vertical direction, and
a partial distribution map indicating a depth from the design landform to a current landform on the upper side in the vertical direction using colors;
the display screen having a user interface configured to input one or plurality of target surfaces serving as a region to be constructed selected from the design landform;
a display processing unit configured to, when the target surface is selected through the user interface, highlight an entire range of the selected target surface while visibly displaying the partial distribution map within the selected target surface by semi-transparently displaying the selected target surface.

US Pat. No. 10,508,416

SHAPE MEASURING SYSTEM AND SHAPE MEASURING METHOD

KOMATSU LTD., Tokyo (JP)...

1. A construction management system comprising:an object detection unit implemented in a detecting device attached to a work machine and configured to detect an object and output information of the object;
a shape detection unit implemented in a processor mounted on the work machine and configured to output shape information representing a three-dimensional shape of the object by using the information of the object detected by the object detection unit;
an information providing unit implemented in the processor mounted on the work machine and configured to provide time information used for identifying the shape information; and
a management device capable of communicating with the work machine and configured to acquire a plurality of the shape information corresponding to the place on the work site to which time information have been provided respectively and generate current state information indicating a current situation of the object by using a plurality of the shape information corresponding to the place on the work site, wherein
in a case where there is more than one shape information indicating the same place among a plurality of the shape information corresponding to the place on the work site when the management device generates the current state information by using a plurality of the shape information corresponding to the place on the work site, the management device is configured to compare the time information attaching to the shape information indicating the same place respectively, determine the shape information indicating the place to which the latest time information has been provided from the shape information indicating the same place, and generate the current state information by using the shape information indicating the place to which the latest time information has been provided as the shape information corresponding to the place.

US Pat. No. 10,508,413

SYSTEM FOR SAMPLING SEDIMENT ON A BOTTOM OF A LIQUID MEDIUM

1. System for removing sediments from a bed of a liquid environment such as a harbor or a pond comprising:a mobile suction mouth at a lower extremity of a conduit, an upper extremity of which leads into open air;
a motor-driven arrangement for controlling the vertical position of the suction mouth configured to provide two positions for said suction mouth, namely,
a discharging position where said mouth rests on said bed to define a cleansing perimeter; and
a raised position where the mouth is raised so that it is not in contact with the bed, allowing moving said suction mouth to another area to be cleansed;
at least one of a water jet under pressure directed towards the bed and a mechanical stirring device for carrying out a local stirring operation within said suction mouth; and
a pump for discharging sediments confined to the interior of said suction mouth without being put into contact with an external aquatic environment by passing the sediments through a discharge channel connecting said mouth to the surface of said liquid environment, and allowing the sediments to circulate, said pump being activated when the suction mouth is in the discharging position, generating a local depression, the suction mouth being in contact with the bed and the conduit being under atmospheric pressure, said pump being stopped when the suction mouth is in the raised position.

US Pat. No. 10,508,407

FRONT LOADER

1. A front loader (10) for a tractor, comprising at least one front loader lift arm (12) and a parking stand device (28) mounted on the lift arm (12) for parking the front loader (10) on a support surface, wherein the parking stand device (28) comprises an elongate parking support (30), which is vertically pivotally mounted at its forward end to a lower region of the front loader lift arm (12) and can be pivoted between raised operating position (P1), wherein it extends upwardly from its lower end in close adjacent relationship to the lift arm (12), and into a parked position (P2), wherein it extends rearwardly from its forward end and includes a rear end in contact with the support surface; the parking stand device (28) further comprises a locking brace (32), which is pivotally attached at one end to the front loader lift arm (12) at a location spaced upwardly from the forward end of the parking support (30), and detent elements including a first set (42) and (44) extending lengthwise along, and mounted to, the parking support (30), the detent elements including a second set (60 and 62) attached to a free end of the locking brace (32), with the first and second sets of detent elements being assigned to one another and can be brought into engagement with one another, whereby the second set of detent elements carried by the locking brace (32) can be snapped into the first set of detent elements carried by the parking support at selected multiple positions along the locking brace (32) for supporting the front loader; and the second set of detent elements (60 and 62) defining a portion of a locking carriage (58), with the locking carriage being swivelably hinged to the free end of the locking brace (32).

US Pat. No. 10,508,406

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INSTALLING AND STABILIZING A PIER

Tella Firma, LLC, Richar...

1. A lifting mechanism disposed on a pier for lifting a slab foundation above ground; the lifting mechanism comprising:a lifting bolt;
apparatus configured to restrict lateral displacement of the pier when a torque is applied to the lifting bolt to raise the slab foundation; and
a plate connected to the apparatus using a connection configured to break under a predetermined load, wherein the plate is threaded to receive the lifting bolt.

US Pat. No. 10,508,405

SAFETY GRATE

HP Agency Pty Ltd, Molen...

1. A safety grate comprising:(a) a grate adapted to bend or fold in half;
(b) a locking latch or lever member for opening or lifting of the grate from a manhole;
(c) an attachment such as a roller to the body of the grate to accommodate additional members;
(d) a plurality of ventilation slots in a main body of the grate;
(e) a load bearing hinged access door; and
(f) the grate sits on top of a concrete lip of the manhole opening wherein the slots occupy a substantial portion of the grate to provide adequate ventilation and light to a worker undertaking maintenance below ground; and at least one of the slots is substantially rectangular in shape and this slot is continuous from center to circumference of the grate.

US Pat. No. 10,508,403

FOUNDATION

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,402

GROUND ANCHOR OF WHICH STRESS CAN BE SELF-DIAGNOSED, AND CONSTRUCTION METHOD THEREFOR

SOILTECH Korea Co., Ltd.,...

1. An existing stress self-diagnosis ground anchor comprising:a bond length part positioned at a predetermined depth of a boring hole excavated from a target surface of a ground;
a head portion positioned around the target surface;
a tensile material configured to connect the bond length part and the head portion in a state of receiving tension and installed to transfer bonding force of the bond length part to a structure;
a displacement measurement member having one end fixed at a predetermined position of the bond length part and the other end positioned in a form of a free end on the head portion and installed to recognize a relative displacement of the head portion with respect to the bond length part; and
a comparison marker formed to compare a reference position of the head portion and a position of the other end of the displacement measurement member,
wherein the comparison marker includes:
a cap configured to surround the other end of the displacement measurement member and attached to the head portion, and
a detachable portion formed to be detachable from the head portion via force generated while the other end of the displacement measurement member contacts and pushes the detachable portion.

US Pat. No. 10,508,399

SUBSEA GAP SELF-REDUCING GROUT SEAL

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,388

YARN MATERIAL WITH A WHITE CENTER

Revolaze, LLC, Westlake,...

1. A cotton yarn material formed of a circular cross section material, with a cross sectional area of a white core in the yarn being at least 65% of the cross sectional area of the yarn, where the white core has a color that is closer to white on a Commission Internationale de l'Elcairage, herein, CIE chromaticity scale than it is to blue.

US Pat. No. 10,508,386

TEXTILE MATERIAL AND PROCESS FOR OBTAINING THE SAME

Sri Lanka Institute of Na...

1. A modified textile material consisting of textile material and Hydroxyapatite, wherein the Hydroxyapatite is coated on the textile material and is in sol form.

US Pat. No. 10,508,381

DETERGENT FEEDING DEVICE FOR WASHER

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A detergent feeding device comprising:a detergent box with a detergent accommodating part, the detergent accommodating part being configured to receive a liquid detergent or a powder detergent, and including an opening part at a rear end;
a detergent box housing having wall parts and houses the detergent box;
a dispenser disposed above the detergent box housing and that is configured to supply water to the detergent box;
a support rib that connects wall parts of the detergent box;
an opening and closing member hinged to the supporting rib that is configured to selectively open and close the opening part;
an elastic member mounted to the support rib;
a fixing rib that protrudes from one surface of the opening and closing member and extends to contact the elastic member;
a first water supply tube connected to the dispenser and that is configured to supply water to the dispenser;
a second water supply tube connected to the detergent box housing; and
an opening unit provided on the detergent box housing and connected to an outlet of the second water supply tube,
wherein the opening unit is configured to be moved by water pressure of the water supplied from the second water supply tube to push the opening and closing member to open the opening part, and
wherein the fixing rib is configured to contact the elastic member along movement of the opening unit.

US Pat. No. 10,508,372

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR APPLYING TENSION TO BACKING MATERIALS FOR TUFTED PRODUCTS

COLUMBIA INSURANCE COMPAN...

1. A system for pre-tensioning backing materials of a tufted product, comprising:at least first and second tensioning assemblies, wherein each tensioning assembly comprises:
a backing supply subassembly configured to support a backing material; and
a roller subassembly configured to effect movement of the backing material and comprising:
a driven roller positioned downstream of the backing supply subassembly and configured to pull the backing material from the backing supply subassembly, and
a compensator positioned downstream of the driven roller and configured to receive the backing material from the driven roller,
wherein the roller subassembly is configured to maintain a desired tension of the backing material; and
a guide assembly configured to simultaneously receive the tensioned backing materials from the first and second tensioning assemblies,
wherein the guide assembly is configured to position the tensioned backing materials in contact with each other.

US Pat. No. 10,508,369

REINFORCED NONWOVEN MATERIAL AND METHOD OF USE FOR FURNITURE

Novum Microfiber Corp., ...

1. A method for utilizing a nonwoven material comprisinga) creating a layered nonwoven material, comprising the steps
i) creating a material mixture of a polymer;
ii) heating said material mixture;
iii) extruding said material mixture;
iv) creating a first layer of nonwoven material formed from said material mixture after said material mixture is heated and extruded;
v) placing a layer of woven mesh on top of said first layer;
vi) depositing a second layer of nonwoven material formed from said material mixture, after said material mixture is heated and extruded, on top of said layer of woven mesh such that said layer of woven mesh is disposed between said first layer of nonwoven material and said second layer of nonwoven material;
b) calendaring said layered nonwoven material;
c) cutting one or more desired shapes from a portion of said layered nonwoven material after said layered nonwoven material is calendared;
d) securely attaching a first portion of said one or more desired shapes to a second portion of said one or more desired shapes to create a cover containing an internal cavity; and
e) placing a furniture item within said internal cavity of said cover
i) wherein said furniture item is selected from a group consisting of a pillow, a cushion, a mattress, and a duvet.

US Pat. No. 10,508,368

METHOD FOR MOLDING FIBROUS MATERIAL

AUTONEUM MANAGEMENT AG, ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,367

BINARY ENCODING OF SENSORS IN TEXTILE STRUCTURES

North Carolina State Univ...

1. A system, comprising:a textile sensor configured to sense a property and having a yarn pattern that encodes a binary code; and
wherein when the textile sensor senses the property, the property alters relative positions of yarns in the yarn pattern, causing the associated binary code to change, and
wherein a particular change in the binary code represents a defined value of the property, wherein the textile sensor is knitted, and the yarn pattern comprises a stitch pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,508,366

JACQUARD MACHINE, FACE-TO-FACE WEAVING MACHINE COMPRISING AT LEAST ONE JACQUARD MACHINE, AND METHOD OF SETTING UP A JACQUARD MACHINE

1. Face-to-face weaving machine, comprising at least one jacquard machine, wherein a plurality of pile warp yarns are provided extending in a warp direction and positioned adjacent to each other in a weft direction, each pile warp yarn having a yarn moving element of the at least one jacquard machine associated therewith for moving the pile warp yarns for forming a shed, wherein a first group of yarn moving elements of the at least one jacquard machine is associated with pile warp yarns to be incorporated in a top fabric when being dead piles and a second group of yarn moving elements of the at least one jacquard machine is associated with pile warp yarns to be incorporated in a bottom fabric when being dead piles, wherein the first group of yarn moving elements comprises a plurality of first sub-groups of yarn moving elements and the second group of yarn moving elements comprises a plurality of second sub-groups of yarn moving elements, wherein the first and second sub-groups of yarn moving elements are arranged alternately in the warp direction.

US Pat. No. 10,508,365

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PRODUCING A SEMICONDUCTOR LAYER

NexWafe GmbH, Freiburg (...

1. A method for producing a semiconductor layer (3), comprising the following steps:A producing a separating layer (2) at a carrier substrate (1);
B applying a semiconductor layer (3) on the separating layer (2);
C detaching the semiconductor layer (3) from the carrier substrate;
wherein
in method step A the separating layer (2) is produced in a manner covering at least a processing side of the carrier substrate over a whole area,
in method step B the semiconductor layer (3) is applied in a manner covering the separating layer (2) at least at the processing side over the whole area and in a manner at least partly overlapping one or more edge sides (5a, 5b) of the carrier substrate, and
between method steps B and C, in a method step C0, removing regions of the semiconductor layer (3) which overlap the one or more edge sides.

US Pat. No. 10,508,359

TSV BATH EVALUATION USING FIELD VERSUS FEATURE CONTRAST

Lam Research Corporation,...

1. An apparatus for evaluating whether additives in an electroplating bath of interest meet an electroplating specification, the apparatus comprising:an analysis chamber;
one or more inlets for providing to the analysis chamber a test bath solution from an electroplating bath of interest and one or more additional solutions;
an outlet for removing fluid from the analysis chamber;
a working electrode;
a power supply; and
a controller configured to cause:
(a) performing a first experiment while the test bath solution is present in the analysis chamber by applying a defined current density to the working electrode, and recording a potential trace output of the working electrode;
(b) contacting the working electrode with an acceleration solution for a duration sufficient to substantially fully saturate the working electrode with accelerator;
(c) performing a second experiment while the test bath solution is present in the analysis chamber by either (i) applying a second defined current density to the working electrode and recording a second potential trace output of the working electrode, or (ii) applying a defined potential to the working electrode and recording a current density trace output; and
(d) determining, based on information contained in one or more of the potential trace output, the second potential trace output, the current density trace output, and calibration data, whether the additives in the electroplating bath of interest meet the electroplating specification.

US Pat. No. 10,508,351

LAYER-BY-LAYER DEPOSITION USING HYDROGEN

Lam Research Corporation,...

1. A method of depositing a solid material on a substrate, the method comprising:(a) forming a layer or a partial layer of hydrogen on a surface of the substrate, wherein forming the layer or partial layer of hydrogen comprises reducing hydrogen on the surface of the substrate by contacting the surface of the substrate with hydrogen radicals; and
(b) contacting the surface of the substrate with a solution comprising an ion of a material, whereby ions of the material and the hydrogen react to produce no more than about a monolayer of the material on the surface of the substrate to produce a layer or a partial layer of the material on the surface of the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,508,350

ANODIZED ELECTROPLATED ALUMINUM STRUCTURES

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An electronic device, comprising:a housing comprising:
a base structure having a first surface,
a qualification layer having a second surface, the qualification layer overlaying and bonded to the base structure at the first surface,
a first electroplated aluminum layer having a first grain structure and overlaying the qualification layer at a first portion of the second surface, and
a second electroplated aluminum layer having a second grain structure different than the first grain structure and overlaying the qualification layer at a second portion of the second surface.

US Pat. No. 10,508,347

SCALABLE CHEMICAL REACTOR AND METHOD OF OPERATION THEREOF

International Business Ma...

1. A photovoltaic apparatus comprising an array of photovoltaic cells, the photovoltaic apparatus comprising:at least one photovoltaic surface electrically connected to a set of photovoltaic electrodes; and
a chemical reactor electrically connected to the set of photovoltaic electrodes, said chemical reactor designed for enabling N pairwise fluid contacts among k chemical fluids, with k?2 and N?4, the chemical reactor comprising:
a reaction layer extending in a 2D plane subtended by two directions (x, y), in a perpendicular fashion, the reactor layer comprising: N chemical cells, each including a plurality of circuit portions, two circuit portions of the plurality of circuit portions being designed for enabling circulation of two of the k chemical fluids, respectively, said two circuit portions further intersecting each other, thereby enabling one of the N pairwise fluid contacts for said two of the k chemical fluids;
a fluid distribution circuit comprising k sets of inlet orifices and k sets of outlet orifices, wherein inlet orifices in one set of the k sets of inlet orifices and another inlet orifices in another set of the k sets of inlet orifices are arranged in an alternate manner along lines parallel to one of the two directions (x, y), each of the k sets of inlet orifices dispensing a corresponding one of the k chemical fluids to the reaction layer; and wherein outlet orifices in one set of the k sets of outlet orifices and another outlet orifices in another set of the k sets of outlet orifices are arranged in an alternate manner along another lines parallel to the one of the two directions, each of the k sets of outlet orifices collecting a corresponding one of the k chemical fluids from the reaction layer, the k sets of outlet orifices arranged to be shifted by a predetermined distance along said one (y) of the two directions with respect to the inlet orifices, and wherein,
each of the plurality of circuit portions connects, via respective ends thereof, an inlet orifice of the k sets of inlet orifices to an outlet orifice of the k sets of outlet orifices.

US Pat. No. 10,508,345

SENSOR IN AN INTERNET-OF-THINGS AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF THE SAME

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANU...

1. A gas sensor in an Internet of Things, comprising:a substrate;
an insulator over a substrate;
a patterned conductor embedded in the insulator, the patterned conductor comprising a plurality of repeatable patterns from a top view perspective, the repeatable pattern each comprising:
an opening, a minimal dimension of the opening being less than 4 micrometers; and
a sensing film disposed over a portion of the insulator.

US Pat. No. 10,508,339

BLOCKER PLATE FOR USE IN A SUBSTRATE PROCESS CHAMBER

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC., ...

1. A substrate process chamber, comprising:a chamber body and a lid assembly defining a processing volume within the substrate process chamber;
a substrate support disposed within the processing volume configured to support a substrate having a given diameter;
a showerhead having a first surface including a plurality of gas distribution holes disposed opposite and parallel to the substrate support; and
a blocker plate disposed above the showerhead, wherein the blocker plate comprises:
an annular rim;
a central plate disposed within the annular rim; and
a plurality of spokes coupling the central plate to the annular rim.

US Pat. No. 10,508,338

DEVICE FOR ATOMIC LAYER DEPOSITION

THE JAPAN STEEL WORKS, LT...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,337

ATOMIC LAYER DEPOSITION-INHIBITING MATERIAL

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. An atomic layer deposition-inhibiting material comprising a fluorine-containing resin represented by the following formula (I):X—[(CR12)p—CR4R5—(CR22)r—CR6R7—(CR32)q]n—Y  (I)where:X and Y each independently is H, F, or CR113;
R11 each independently is H or F;
R1, R2, and R3 each independently is H or F;
R4 and R6 each independently is H, F, or an alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms;
R5 and R7 each independently is an alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms; or
R5 and R7 may together form a group represented by the following formula:
—(O)s—(CR122)t—whereR12 represents H, F, or an alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms,
s represents an integer of 0 to 2, and t represents an integer of 1 to 6;
p, q, and r each independently is an integer of 0 to 6; and
n is a natural number.

US Pat. No. 10,508,334

SLOTTED SEAL PLATES AND SLOTTED PREFORMS FOR CHEMICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION DENSIFICATION

GOODRICH CORPORATION, Ch...

1. A fibrous part, comprising:a first porous structure having an annular geometry;
a first entrance channel formed in a first surface of the first porous structure, the first surface of the first porous structure extending from an inner diameter of the first porous structure to an outer diameter of the first porous structure, wherein the first entrance channel extending in a radially outward direction from the inner diameter of the first porous structure toward the outer diameter of the first porous structure and only partially across the first surface of the first porous structure;
a first exit channel formed in the first surface of the first porous structure and extending in a radially inward direction from the outer diameter of the first porous structure toward the inner diameter of the first porous structure and only partially across the first surface of the first porous structures;
a second entrance channel formed in a second surface of the first porous structure opposite the first surface of the first porous structure, the second entrance channel extending in the radially outward direction from the inner diameter of the first porous structure toward the outer diameter of the first porous structure and only partially across the second surface; and
a second exit channel formed in the second surface of the first porous structure and extending in the radially inward direction from the outer diameter of the first porous structure toward the inner diameter of the first porous structure and only partially across the second surface.

US Pat. No. 10,508,331

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING FERRITIC STAINLESS STEEL PRODUCT

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A method for manufacturing a ferritic stainless steel product, the method comprising:forming a carburized layer on a workpiece made of ferritic stainless steel; and
forming a nitrided layer on a surface of the workpiece by heating the workpiece at a temperature equal to or higher than a transformation point of the ferritic stainless steel in an atmosphere containing an N2 gas, wherein
a carbon concentration defined by A mass % of the workpiece before forming the carburized layer, a surface carbon concentration defined by XC mass % of the carburized layer and a thickness defined by LC millimeters (mm) of the carburized layer after forming the carburized layer and before forming the nitrided layer, and a thickness defined by LN mm of the carburized layer after forming the nitrided layer satisfy a relationship of (XC?A)×LC?(0.3?A)×LN.

US Pat. No. 10,508,325

CORROSION-RESISTANT ALUMINUM ALLOY FOR HEAT EXCHANGER

Brazeway, Inc., Adrian, ...

1. An extrudable aluminum alloy for a micro channel and round tube heat exchanger application consisting essentially of:silicon in an amount that ranges between 0.21 and 0.30 wt %;
iron in an amount that is less than or equal to 0.15 wt %;
manganese in an amount that ranges between 0.50 and 0.90 wt %;
zinc in an amount of no greater than 0.03 wt %;
copper in an amount of no greater than 0.03 wt %;
nickel in an amount of no greater than 0.01 wt %; and
a balance of aluminum,
wherein the aluminum alloy has a dispersoid number density in the range of 16 to 23 per 100 square microns.

US Pat. No. 10,508,322

COPPER ALLOY, USE OF A COPPER ALLOY, BEARING HAVING A COPPER ALLOY, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING A BEARING COMPOSED OF A COPPER ALLOY

Federal-Mogul Wiesbaden G...

1. A copper alloy comprising hard particles, the copper alloy having the following alloy elements:approximately 5.5 up to approximately 6.4%, by weight, of nickel (Ni), approximately 4.5 up to approximately 5.4%, by weight, of tin (Sn), approximately 1.5 up to approximately 2.4%, by weight, of iron (Fe), approximately 0.145 up to approximately 0.154%, by weight, of phosphorous (P) and as balance copper (Cu) and inevitable impurities; or approximately 4.5 up to approximately 5.4%, by weight, of Sn, approximately 3.5 up to approximately 4.4%, by weight, of Ni, approximately 1.5 up to approximately 2.4%, by weight, of Fe, approximately 0.145 up to approximately 0.154%, by weight, of P, and as balance copper (Cu) and inevitable impurities; and
in which all of the hard particles of the copper alloy consist of intrinsically formed Fe—P.

US Pat. No. 10,508,318

METHOD FOR THERMALLY TREATING RING-SHAPED MEMBER

NTN CORPORATION, Osaka (...

1. A heat treatment method for a ring-shaped member, the heat treatment method comprising a heating step of sequentially and inductively heating a plurality of ring-shaped members to a target temperature by energizing a heating coil elongated more than each of the plurality of ring-shaped members, which are made of steel and retained coaxially with each other, while relatively moving the plurality of ring-shaped members and the heating coil in an axial direction of each of the plurality of ring-shaped members,the heating step comprising:
an output increasing step of increasing an output of the heating coil each time a number of the ring-shaped members present in an opposing region of the heating coil increases by one; and
an output decreasing step of decreasing the output of the heating coil each time the number of the ring-shaped members present in the opposing region of the heating coil decreases by one.

US Pat. No. 10,508,315

BURNER-LANCE UNIT

PRIMETALS TECHNOLOGIES AU...

1. A burner-lance unit for a furnace, for melting metal, the unit comprising:at least two gas connections into the furnace;
a burner tube extending into the furnace and a lance tube extending into the furnace, the lance tube is arranged concentrically within the burner tube;
each of the burner tube and the lance tube having a respective gas inlet end and a gas outlet end;
a de Laval nozzle and a screwed connection for releasably connecting the de Laval nozzle to the lance tube;
a cooling tube in which the burner tube is arranged concentrically;
a burner nozzle of the burner tube encompassed by the cooling tube and a screwed connection releasably connecting the burner nozzle to the burner tube;
a cooling tube having cooling medium passages, and at least two cooling-medium connections to which the cooling-medium passages are connected;
projections on an outside diameter of the burner nozzle configured for, and retaining the burner tube in the cooling tube; and
projections on an outside diameter of the de Laval nozzle configured for, and retaining the lance tube in the burner tube;
wherein the screwed connection between the burner tube and the burner nozzle comprises a first male thread arranged on the burner nozzle and extending concentrically around a longitudinal axis of the lance tube, and a first female thread arranged on the burner tube and interacting with the first male thread, and
the screwed connection between the lance tube and the de Laval nozzle comprises a second male thread arranged on the de Laval nozzle and extending concentrically around the longitudinal axis of the lance tube, and a second female thread arranged on the lance tube and interacting with the second male thread.

US Pat. No. 10,508,296

ENZYMATIC CIRCUITS FOR MOLECULAR SENSORS

Roswell Biotechnologies, ...

1. A circuit comprising:a first electrode;
a second electrode spaced apart from the first electrode; and
a polymerase enzyme electrically connected to the first electrode by a first arm molecule, and electrically connected to the second electrode by a second arm molecule, to form a conductive pathway between the first electrode and the second electrode through the polymerase enzyme;
wherein each of the first and second arm molecules has a first end and a second end, wherein the first end of the first arm molecule is bonded to the polymerase enzyme and the second end of the first arm molecule is bonded to the first electrode, wherein the first end of the second arm molecule is bonded to the polymerase enzyme and the second end of the second arm molecule is bonded to the second electrode, and wherein the first end of each of the first and second arm molecules connect to the polymerase enzyme at two distinct sites on the polymerase enzyme so as to include a portion of the polymerase enzyme in the conductive pathway.

US Pat. No. 10,508,266

METHOD FOR THE PREVENTION AND/OR THE BIOLOGICAL CONTROL OF BACTERIAL WILT CAUSED BY RALSTONIA SOLANACEARUM, VIA THE USE OF BACTERIOPHAGES SUITABLE FOR THIS PURPOSE AND COMPOSITIONS THEREOF

INSTITUTO VALENCIANO DE I...

1. A composition capable of lysing cells of R. solanacearum comprising:a combination of bacteriophages comprised of:
a) vRsoP-WF2 (SEQ ID NO: 1) and vRsoP-WM2 (SEQ ID NO: 2);
b) vRsoP-WF2 (SEQ ID NO: 1) and vRsoP-WR2 (SEQ ID NO: 3);
c) vRsoP-WM2 (SEQ ID NO: 2) and vRsoP-WR2 (SEQ ID NO: 3); or
d) vRsoP-WF2 (SEQ ID NO: 1), vRsoP-WM2 (SEQ ID NO: 2), and vRsoP-WR2 (SEQ ID NO: 3).

US Pat. No. 10,508,260

PLURIPOTENT STEM CELL PRODUCTION SYSTEM

I Peace, Inc., Palo Alto...

1. A cell mass dissociator comprising at least one connecting block having a through-hole through which a cell mass-containing culture medium flows, wherein:a recess is provided at a first edge of the at least one connecting block and a protrusion is provided at a second edge of the at least one connecting block,
in the case of multiple connecting blocks, the protrusions engage with the recesses of the adjacent connecting blocks,
the through-hole has a first large pore size section that connects with the recess, a small pore size section that connects with the first large pore size section and has a smaller pore size than the first large pore size section, and a second large pore size section that connects with the small pore size section, the second large pore section having a larger pore size than the small pore size section and having an opening at the tip of the protrusion.

US Pat. No. 10,508,257

BEVERAGE-MAKING APPARATUS

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A beverage making apparatus comprising:a fermentation tank assembly comprising a fermentation tank having an opening formed therein, a fermentation tank cover covering the opening, and a heat exchange element arranged in contact with the fermentation tank; and
a first channel comprising:
a first end that is connected to the fermentation tank assembly; and
a second end connected to:
a second channel connected to a water tank, and
a third channel connected to a dispenser of the beverage making apparatus,
wherein the first channel is configured to selectively provide unidirectional flow into the fermentation tank assembly and unidirectional flow out of the fermentation tank assembly,
wherein the second channel is configured to provide unidirectional flow from the water tank to the first channel, and
wherein the third channel is configured to provide unidirectional flow from the first channel to the dispenser.

US Pat. No. 10,508,252

PHOTOLABILE ACETAL AND KETAL COMPOUNDS FOR THE CONTROLLED RELEASE OF ACTIVE VOLATILE CARBONYL COMPOUNDS

Firmenich SA, Geneva (CH...

1. A method for releasing one or more active volatile aldehydes or ketones which comprises:providing a delivery system that includes a compound of formula
whereinR1 and R2 represent simultaneously or independently a hydrogen atom, a C1-18 hydrocarbon group or a C1-18 group that includes one to three oxygen atoms, one to two nitrogen atoms, and/or one sulfur atom, provided that at least one or both of R1 and R2 includes one of the C1-18 groups; wherein R1 and R2 are derived from an active aldehyde or ketone of formula (R1)(R2)C(?O); said aldehyde or ketone having a molecular weight comprised between 80 and 230 g/mol and being a C5-18 compound selected from the group consisting of 1,3-benzodioxol-5-carboxaldehyde, 3-(1,3-benzodioxol-5-yl)-2-methylpropanal, 2,4-decadienal, 2-decenal, 4-decenal, 8-decenal, 9-decenal, 3-(6,6-dimethyl-bicyclo[3.1.1]hept-2-en-2-yl)propanal, 2,4-dimethyl-3-cyclohexene-1-carbaldehyde, 3,5-dimethyl-3-cyclohexene-1-carbaldehyde, 1-(3,3-dimethyl-1-cyclohexyl)-1-ethanone, 5,9-dimethyl-4,8-decadienal, 2,6-dimethyl-5-heptenal, 3,7-dimethyl-2,6-octadienal, 3,7-dimethyloctanal, 3,7-dimethyl-6-octenal, (3,7-dimethyl-6-octenyl)acetaldehyde, 3-dodecenal, 4-dodecenal, 3-ethoxy-4-hydroxybenzaldehyde, 4-ethyl benzaldehyde, 3-(2 and 4-ethylphenyl)-2,2-dimethylpropanal, 2-furancarbaldehyde, 2,4-heptadienal, 4-heptenal, 2-hexenal, 3-hexenal, 2-hexyl-3-phenyl-2-propenal, 2-hydroxybenzaldehyde, 7-hydroxy-3,7-dimethyloctanal, 4-hydroxy-3-methoxybenzaldehyde, 4- and 3-(4-hydroxy-4-methylpentyl)-3-cyclohexene-1-carbaldehyde, 4-isopropylbenzaldehyde, 3-(4-isopropylphenyl)-2-methylpropanal, 2-(4-isopropylphenyl)propanal, (4R)-1-p-menthene-9-carbaldehyde, 6-methoxy-2,6-dimethylheptanal, 8(9)-methoxy-tricyclo[5.2.1.0.(2,6)]decane-3(4)-carbaldehyde, 4-methylbenzaldehyde, 2-(4-methylenecyclohexyl)propanal, 1-methyl-4-(4-methyl-3-pentenyl)-3-cyclohexen-1-carbaldehyde, 4-(4-methyl-3-pentenyl)-3-cyclohexene-1-carbaldehyde, (4-methylphenoxy)acetaldehyde, (4-methylphenyl)acetaldehyde, 3-methyl-5-phenylpentanal, 2-(1-methylpropyl)-1-cyclohexanone, 2,4-nonadienal, 2,6-nonadienal, 2-nonenal, 3-nonenal, 6-nonenal, 8-nonenal, 2-octenal, phenoxyacetaldehyde, phenylacetaldehyde, 3-phenylbutanal, 2-phenylpropanal (hydratropaldehyde), 3-phenyl-2-propenal, 3-(4-tert-butylphenyl)-2-methylpropanal, 3-(4-tert-butylphenyl)propanal, tricyclo[5.2.1.0(2,6)]decane-4-carbaldehyde, exo-tricyclo[5.2.1.0(2,6)]decane-8exo-carbaldehyde, 2,6,6-trimethyl-bicyclo[3.1.1]heptane-3-carbaldehyde, 2,4,6- and 3,5,6-trimethyl-3-cyclohexene-1-carbaldehyde, 2,2,3-trimethyl-3-cyclopentene-1-acetaldehyde, 2,6,10-trimethyl-2,6,9,11-dodecatetraenal, 2,5,6-trimethyl-4-heptenal, 3,5,5-trimethylhexanal, 2,6,10-trimethyl-9-undecenal, 2-undecenal, 10-undecenal or 9-undecenal and their mixtures such as Intreleven aldehyde and Aldehyde Supra, damascenones, damascones, ionones, methyl ionones (such as Iralia® Total, origin: Firmenich SA, Geneva, Switzerland), irones, cyclopentadecanone, 3-methyl-4-cyclopentadecen-1-one, 3-methyl-5-cyclopentadecen-1-one, 3-methyl-1-cyclopentadecanone, 1-(2-aminophenyl)-1-ethanone, 1-(5,5-dimethyl-1-cyclohexen-1-yl)-4-penten-1-one, 1-(3,3-dimethyl-1-cyclohexyl)-1-ethanone, 2,5-dimethyl-2-octen-6-one, 4,7-dimethyl-6-octen-3-one, (3,7-dimethyl-6-octenyloxy)acetaldehyde, 1-(2,4-dimethylphenyl)-1-ethanone, 4-(1,1-dimethylpropyl)-1-cyclohexanone, 2,4-di-tert-butyl-1-cyclohexanone, ethyl 4-oxopentanoate, 1-(4-ethylphenyl)-1-ethanone, 2-hexyl-1-cyclopentanone, 2-hydroxy-3-methyl-2-cyclopenten-1-one, 4-(4-hydroxy-1-phenyl)-2-butanone (raspberry ketone), 1-(2- and 4-hydroxyphenyl)-1-ethanone, 4-isopropyl-2-cyclohexen-1-one, 1-(4-isopropyl-1-phenyl)-1-ethanone, 1(6),8-p-menthadien-2-one (carvone), 4(8)-p-menthen-3-one, 1-(1-p-menthen-2-yl)-1-propanone, menthone, (1R,4R)-8-mercapto-3-p-menthanone, 1-(4-methoxyphenyl)-1-ethanone, 7-methyl-2H,4H-1,5-benzodioxepin-3-one, 5-methyl-3-heptanone, 6-methyl-5-hepten-2-one, methyl 3-oxo-2-pentyl-1-cyclopentaneacetate, 1-(4-methylphenyl)-1-ethanone (4-methylacetophenone), 5-methyl-exo-tricyclo[6.2.1.0(2,7)]undecan-4-one, 3-methyl-4-(1,2,2-trimethylpropyl)-4-penten-2-one, 2-naphthalenyl-1-ethanone, 1-(octahydro-2,3,8,8-tetramethyl-2-naphthalenyl)-1-ethanone, 3,4,5,6,6-pentamethyl-3-hepten-2-one, 2-pentyl-1-cyclopentanone, 4-phenyl-2-butanone, 1-phenyl-1-ethanone, 2- and 4-tert-butyl-1-cyclohexanone, 1-(4-tert-butylphenyl)-1-ethanone), 2,4,4,7-tetramethyl-6-octen-3-one, 1,7,7-trimethyl-bicyclo[2.2.1]heptan-2-one, 2,6,6-trimethyl-1-cycloheptanone, 2,6,6-trimethyl-2-cyclohexene-1,4-dione, 4-(2,6,6-trimethyl-2-cyclohexen-1-yl)-2-butanone, 1-(2,4,4-trimethyl-2-cyclohexen-1-yl)-2-buten-1-one, 1-(3,5,6-trimethyl-3-cyclohexen-1-yl)-1-ethanone and 2,2,5-trimethyl-5-pentyl-1-cyclopentanone;R3 represent simultaneously or independently from each other, a hydrogen atom, a linear C1-8 alkyl group, a branched or cyclic C3-8 alkyl group, a hydroxy group, a methoxy group, an ethoxy group, a 2-hydroxyethoxy group, a 2-ethoxyethoxy group, a (OCH2CH2)nOH group, a (OCH2CH2)nOCH3 group, a methylthio group, a dimethylamino group, or a diethylamino group, with n being an integer varying between 2 and 8; andR4 and R5 represent, simultaneously or independently from each other, a hydrogen atom, a linear C1-4 alkyl group, a branched C3-4 alkyl group, a methoxy group, an ethoxy group, a 2-hydroxyethoxy group, a 2-ethoxyethoxy group, a (OCH2CH2)nOH group, a (OCH2CH2)nOCH3 group, a methylthio group, a dimethylamino group, or a diethylamino group, with n having the same meaning as above; andtriggering the release of the one or more active volatile aldehyde or ketone by light.

US Pat. No. 10,508,229

CROSSLINKED POLYMERS INCLUDING SULFONIC ACID GROUPS OR SALTS OR ESTERS THEREOF AS VISCOSIFIERS AND FLUID LOSS ADDITIVES FOR SUBTERRANEAN TREATMENT

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A method of treating a subterranean formation, the method comprising:placing in a subterranean formation a composition comprising a crosslinked viscosifier polymer comprising an ethylene repeating unit comprising an —S(O)2OR1 group wherein at each occurrence R1 is independently chosen from —H, substituted or unsubstituted (C1-C20)hydrocarbyl, and a counterion, wherein the crosslinked viscosifier polymer is a homopolymer having about Cmol mol % of a crosslinker, wherein Cmol is about 2 mol % to about 30 mol %, wherein the composition comprises at least one of an aqueous liquid and/or a water-miscible liquid in an amount of about 30 wt. % to about 99.99 wt. % by weight of the composition;
wherein the crosslinked viscosifier is crosslinked via at least one crosslinker selected from methylenebisacrylamide, ethylenebisacrylamide, ethylene glycol dimethacrylate, a polyethylene glycol dimethacrylate, 1,1,1-trimethylolpropane trimethacrylate, divinyl ether, diallyl ether, a vinyl or allyl ether of a polyglycol or a polyol, N,N?-divinylethyleneurea, a divinylbenzene, divinyltetrahydropyrimidin-2(1H)-one, a diene, an allyl amine, N-vinyl-3(E)-ethylidene pyrrolidone, and ethylidene bis(N-vinylpyrrolidone).

US Pat. No. 10,508,228

FRACTURING FLUID COMPOSITION AND METHOD UTILIZING SAME

PRAXAIR TECHNOLOGY, INC.,...

1. A fracturing fluid composition, comprising: (i) carbon dioxide (CO2) in combination with (ii) a friction-reducing polymer in an amount of at least 0.001 to less than 0.1 weight percent of the fluid composition, wherein the friction reducing polymer has a weight average molecular weight greater than 100,000 grams per mole and comprising of at least fluoroacrylate monomers, wherein said friction reducing polymer is at least partially soluble in the CO2.

US Pat. No. 10,508,225

CONDUCTIVE PARTICLE, ITS MANUFACTURING METHOD AND ANISOTROPIC CONDUCTIVE ADHESIVE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A conductive particle, comprising:a rigid inner core;
a resin layer covering an outer surface of the rigid inner core;
a conductive layer covering an outer surface of the resin layer; and
a heat-shrinkable resin layer provided between the resin layer and the conductive layer.

US Pat. No. 10,508,218

WINDOW FILM AND DISPLAY INCLUDING THE SAME

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,217

POLYIMIDE-BASED POLYMER THICK FILM RESISTOR COMPOSITION

E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AN...

1. A polyimide-based polymer thick film paste composition for forming a polyimide-based polymer thick film resistor, the paste composition comprising:(a) 35-70 wt % of a functional component selected from the group of powders consisting of carbon, carbon black, graphite, graphene, and mixtures thereof;
(b) 5-25 wt % of a non-fluorinated polyimide polymer with the structure I

wherein X is O-Ph-C(CH3)2-Ph-O and Y is 1,3-bis(3-aminophenoxy) benzene (APB-133);
(c) 0-1 wt % of a dispersant; and
(d) 30-70 wt % of an organic solvent,wherein the wt % are based on the total weight of said paste composition, said functional component is dispersed in and said polyimide polymer and said dispersant are dissolved in said organic solvent and the ratio of the weight of said polyimide polymer to the weight of said functional component is between 0.1 and 3.

US Pat. No. 10,508,215

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

BASF Coatings GmbH, Muen...

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,209

CURABLE COMPOSITIONS FOR PRINTING APPLICATIONS, METHOD FOR COATING A SUBSTRATE, COATING AND CURED COMPOSITIONS

Heidelberger Druckmaschin...

1. A curable composition, comprising:a) at least one compound of formula (I):
wherein:n is 1 to 20;
R1 is H or methyl;
R2 is H or C1-C6-alkyl;
b) at least one compound of formula (II):
wherein:m is 1 to 30;
R3 is H or methyl;
and
c) at least one polymerization initiator.

US Pat. No. 10,508,206

HIGH TEMPERATURE OXIDATION PROTECTION FOR COMPOSITES

GOODRICH CORPORATION, Ch...

1. A method for coating a composite structure, comprising:applying a single pretreating composition on a surface of the composite structure, the single pretreating composition comprising an acid aluminum phosphate comprising a molar ratio of aluminum to phosphate between 1 to 2 and 1 to 3; and
heating the composite structure to a pretreating composition temperature sufficient to form an aluminum phosphate polymer layer on the composite structure;
applying a first slurry to the aluminum phosphate polymer layer and heating the composite structure to a base layer temperature sufficient to form a base layer, wherein the first slurry comprises a first pre-slurry composition and a first carrier fluid, wherein the first pre-slurry composition comprises a first phosphate glass composition;
applying a sealing slurry to the base layer, and heating the composite structure to a sealing layer temperature sufficient to form a sealing layer on the base layer, wherein the sealing slurry comprises a sealing pre-slurry composition and a second carrier fluid, wherein the sealing pre-slurry composition comprises a second phosphate glass composition.

US Pat. No. 10,508,203

COMPOSITIONS AND COATINGS WITH NON-CHROME CORROSION INHIBITOR PARTICLES

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

1. A chemically reactive, non-chrome corrosion-inhibiting particle comprising:a micronized core comprised of a thiol-containing corrosion inhibitor, and
a protectant disposed on a surface of the core and covalently bonded to a thiol group of the corrosion inhibitor, the protectant being configured as a shell surrounding the core, the protectant being formed from a material chosen from epoxy and poly(meth)acrylates, the micronized core and protectant together forming the non-chrome corrosion-inhibiting particle;
wherein the micronized core comprises a particle size in a range of about 100 nm to about 5 ?m.

US Pat. No. 10,508,170

CRYSTALLINE WHOLLY AROMATIC POLYESTER AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURE THEREOF

1. A crystalline wholly aromatic polyester which is a polycondensate of an aromatic dicarboxylic acid and an aromatic diol, whereina structural unit derived from the aromatic dicarboxylic acid comprises a structural unit represented by formula (1):

and wherein
a structural unit derived from the aromatic diol comprises a structural unit represented by formula (4):

and the crystalline wholly aromatic polyester satisfies
80 mol % ?[the structural unit represented by formula (1)+the structural unit represented by formula (4)] ?100 mol %, wherein
[the structural unit represented by formula (1)]?50 mol %, and
[the structural unit represented by formula (4)]?50 mol %.

US Pat. No. 10,508,166

PRODUCTION OF POLYOLEFINS WITH INTERNAL UNSATURATION STRUCTURES USING A METALLOCENE CATALYST SYSTEM

ExxonMobil Chemical Paten...

1. A polymerizing catalyst system present in an olefin polymerization reaction in the presence of at least 200 ppm of hydrogen, said catalyst system comprising an activator and a bis-cyclopentadienyl metallocene compound represented by the formula:
wherein:
M is Hf;
each X1 and X2 is, independently, a hydrocarbyl radical having from 1 to 20 carbon atoms, hydride, amide, alkoxide, sulfide, phosphide, halide, diene, amine, phosphine, ether, or X1 and X2 optionally form a part of a fused ring or a ring system;
each of R1, R2, R3, R4, R6, R7, R8, and R9 is, independently, hydrogen, halide, alkoxide or a C1 to C40 substituted or unsubstituted hydrocarbyl group, provided that at least one of R1, R2, R3, R4, R6, R7, R8, and R9 is a linear C3 to C20 substituted or unsubstituted hydrocarbyl group;
T is a group 14 atom; and
each Ra and Rb is, independently, a C1 to C40 substituted or unsubstituted hydrocarbyl, wherein: the metallocene catalyst, as activated in the catalyst system, produces a polymer having an internal unsaturation of 50% or more when olefin is polymerized with said polymerizing catalyst system.

US Pat. No. 10,508,165

OLEFIN-BASED POLYMER

LG Chem, Ltd., (KR)

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,163

CONJUGATED DIENE POLYMER AND MODIFIED CONJUGATED DIENE POLYMER PRODUCED USING THE SAME, RUBBER COMPOSITION FOR TIRE, AND RUBBER COMPOSITION FOR RUBBER BELT

Ube Industries, Ltd., Ub...

1. A conjugated diene polymer composition comprising:a conjugated diene polymer (a) resulting from a polymerization of a conjugated diene compound using a catalyst for a conjugated diene polymerization including a non-metallocene type gadolinium compound (A) represented by the following general formula (1), an ionic compound (B) formed of a non-coordinating anion and a cation, and an organic metal compound (C) of an element selected from the group consisting of a group 2, a group 12, and a group 13 of the periodic table, the conjugated diene polymer (?) containing 95.1% or more of a cis-1,4 structure;
a diene polymer (?) other than the (?); and
a rubber-reinforcing agent (?),

wherein R1, R2, and R3 each shows hydrogen or a substituent having 1 to 12 carbon atoms, O shows an oxygen atom, and Gd shows a gadolinium atom.

US Pat. No. 10,508,128

PROCESS FOR THE PREPARATION OF SGLT INHIBITOR COMPOUNDS

Indoco Remedies Limited, ...

1. A process for the preparation of a compound of Formula IX,
wherein R is halogen, alkyl or alkoxy group; and Ar is aryl group, substituted or unsubstituted monocyclic, polycyclic or heterocyclic ring selected from the residues A, B, C or D as given below,
said process comprising,a) treating 2,3,4,6-tetra-O-benzyl-D-glucopyranose of Formula VI,

with an aryl halide compound of Formula VII

wherein Ar and R are as previously defined and X is Cl, Br, or I;
in the presence of a sodium hypochlorite solution, a strong base, and an organic solvent at a temperature in the range of -80° C. to 0° C. to isolate an intermediate compound of Formula I;

wherein Bn is Benzyl group; R1 is hydrogen or methyl; and
R and Ar are as defined above;
b) reacting the intermediate compound of Formula I with triethyl silane and boron trifluoride-diethyl etherate in presence of a solvent to obtain an intermediate compound of Formula VIII, wherein the solvent is dichloromethane, dichloroethane, chloroform, ethyl acetate, or a mixture thereof;

where R and Ar are as defined above,
c) purifying the compound of formula VIII from a solvent to obtain an intermediate compound of formula VIIIa; and

wherein R, Ar and Bn are same as previously defined; and
d) deprotecting the intermediate compound of Formula VIIIa to isolate the compound of Formula IX.

US Pat. No. 10,508,127

CONJUGATED BISPHOSPHONATES FOR THE DIAGNOSIS AND THERAPY OF BONE DISEASES

SCV GmbH, Zornheim (DE)

1. Compound V for complexing metallic isotopes, comprising a chelator X and one or more targeting vectors conjugated with the chelator X, said targeting vectors having the structure -L1-R1-L2-R2-L3-R3, whereinL1 is selected from the group consisting of: amide, phosphinate, alkyl, triazole, thiourea, ethylene, maleimide, —(CH2)k— and —(CH2CH2O)k—, where k is 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, or 10,
L2 is selected from —(CH2)m— and —(CH2CH2O)m—, where m is 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, or 10, and
L3 is selected from —(CH2)n— and —(CH2CH2O)n—, where n is 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, or 10, characterized in that

R2 is selected from the group consisting of: a substituent group of a:
furan, azole, oxazole, thiophen, thiazole, azine, oxazine, thiazine, naphthalene, quinoline, chromene, thiochromene, pyrrole, pyridine, pyrimidine, oxadiazole or thiadiazole; and

US Pat. No. 10,508,124

XANTHENE PROTECTIVE AGENT

SEKISUI MEDICAL CO., LTD....

1. A xanthene compound of General Formula (1)
wherein:
Y is:
—OR17, wherein R17 is a hydrogen atom or an active ester-protecting group,
—NHR18, wherein R18 is a hydrogen atom, or a linear or branched C1-C6 alkyl group or aralkyl group,
an azide,
a halogen atom, or
a carbonyl group formed together with a methylene group;
at least one of R1 to R8 is represented by Formula (2),
—O—R9—X-A  (2)
and each of the remaining R1 to R8 independently is a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, a C1-C4 alkyl group, or a C1-C4 alkoxy group,
wherein R9 is a linear or branched C1-C16 alkylene group;
X is O or CONR19, wherein R19 is a hydrogen atom or a C1-C4 alkyl group; and
A is represented by Formula (3), (4), (5), (6), (7), (8), (9), (10), (11), (12), or (13)

wherein R10, R11, and R12 are each independently a linear or branched C1-C6 alkyl group or an aryl group optionally including a substituent;
R13 is a single bond or a linear or branched C1-C3 alkylene group; and
R14, R15, and R16 are each independently a linear or branched C1-C3 alkylene group.

US Pat. No. 10,508,110

PROCESS FOR PREPARING 1-(4-METHANESULFONYL-2-TRIFLUOROMETHYL-BENZYL)-2-METHYL-1H-PYRROLO [2,3-B]PYRIDIN-3-YL-ACETIC ACID

NOVARTIS AG, Basel (CH)

1. The compound of formula

US Pat. No. 10,508,102

INHIBITORS OF CELLULAR NECROSIS AND RELATED METHODS

President and Fellows of ...

1. A compound having the following structure (III):or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein:R1 , R2, R3 and R4 are each independently H, halo or C1-C6 alkyl;
R5 is H or halo; and
R6 is
wherein the compound is prepared by a method comprising reacting aldehyde (5), or a salt, thereof, with phenylhydrazine (6), or a salt thereof, to yield (7), or a salt thereof, as follows:wherein each P is independently H or a protecting group.

US Pat. No. 10,508,101

PROTEIN KINASE C INHIBITORS AND METHODS OF THEIR USE

NOVARTIS AG, Basel (CH)

1. A method for treating a cancer selected from melanoma, uveal melanoma, lymphoma, diffused large B-cell lymphoma, ibrutinib resistant cancers and non-small cell lung cancer in a human subject in recognized need of such treatment, comprising administering to the subject a therapeutically effective daily dose of from 0.001 to 1000 mg/kg of subject body weight of a compound formula II:
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein:
X is N or CR;
R, R2, R3 and R4 are each independently H, 2H, halo, hydroxy (—OH), C1-3 alkoxy, C1-3 haloalkyl or C1-3 alkyl, said C1-3 alkyl optionally substituted with hydroxyl, halo, C1-3 alkoxy or C1-3 haloalkoxy;
R5 is independently H, 2H, CH3, CH2F, CHF2, CF3, CH2OH, or C1-3 alkyl, said C1-3 alkyl optionally substituted with F, OH, C1-3 alkoxy or C1-3 haloalkoxy;
R5a and R5b are each independently H, 2H, C1-3 alkyl, said C1-3 alkyl optionally substituted with F, OH or C1-3 alkoxy, or R5a and R5b are joined together forming a methylene or ethylene bridging group;
R5c and R5d are each independently H, 2H, F, —OH, C1-3 alkoxy, C1-3 alkyl, said C1-3 alkyl optionally substituted with F, OH or C1-3 alkoxy, or R5c and R5d are joined together forming a methylene, ethylene or —CH2—O— bridging group;
R6, R7 and R8 are each independently selected from H, 2H, halo, C1-3 alkyl, C1-3 haloalkyl, C1-3 alkoxy, C1-3 haloalkoxy, C3-7 cycloalkyl and 4-7 membered heterocyclyl having 1 to 3 heteroatoms selected from N, O and S, said C1-3 alkyl optionally substituted with F, OH, C1-3 alkoxy or C1-3 haloalkoxy.

US Pat. No. 10,508,100

APOPTOSIS SIGNAL-REGULATING KINASE INHIBITOR

Gilead Sciences, Inc., F...

1. A method of preparing a compound of formula C:or a salt thereof, comprising contacting a compound of formula B:with propan-2-amine under conditions sufficient to form a compound of formula C.

US Pat. No. 10,508,098

QUINAZOLINONES AND AZAQUINAZOLINONES AS UBIQUITIN-SPECIFIC PROTEASE 7 INHIBITORS

FORMA Therapeutics, Inc.,...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,092

SYNTHESIS OF NOVEL ANALOGS OF DIPTOINDONESIN G, COMPOUNDS FORMED THEREBY, AND PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING THEM

Wisconsin Alumni Research...

1. A compound selected from the group consisting of:
wherein R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7, and R8 are independently selected from the group consisting of —H, —OH, —OR10, —NH2, —NHR10, and —NR10R11, wherein R10 and R11 are independently selected from the group consisting of C1-C6-alkyl, provided that R1, R2, and R4 are not simultaneously —OH or —OR10; and further provided that at least one of R6, R7, or R8 is —OH;
R9 is —O—, —NH—, or —S—; and
salts thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,508,088

METHODS USING HDAC11 INHIBITORS

FORMA Therapeutics, Inc.,...

1. A compound of Formula I-A or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof,
wherein:
X1, X2, X3, and X4 are each independently, at each occurrence, N or CR1;
wherein
(i) X1 and X4 are both N, and X2 and X3 are each independently CR1;
(ii) X2 and X4 are both N, and X1 and X3 are each independently CR1;
(iii) X1 is N and X2, X3, and X4 are each independently CR1; or
(iv) X1, X2, X3, and X4 are each CR1;
R1 is independently, at each occurrence, —H, —R3, —R4, —C1-C6alkyl, —C2-C6alkenyl, —C4-C8cycloalkenyl, —C2-C6alkynyl, —C3-C8cycloalkyl, heterocyclyl, aryl, heteroaryl containing 1-5 heteroatoms selected from the group consisting of N, S, P and O, —OH, —OR3, halogen, —NO2, —CN, —NHC1-C6alkyl, —N(C1-C6alkyl)2, —S(O)2NH2, —S(O)2N(C1-C6alkyl)2, —N(C1-C6alkyl)S(O)2R5, —S(O)2(C1-C6alkyl), —(C1-C6alkyl)S(O)2R5, —C(O)C1-C6alkyl, —C(O)OC1-C6alkyl, —N(C1-C6alkyl)S(O)2C1-C6alkyl, or —(CHR5)pNR3R4, wherein each alkyl, alkenyl, cycloalkenyl, alkynyl, cycloalkyl, heterocyclyl, aryl, or heteroaryl is optionally substituted with one or more —OH, halogen, —NO2, oxo, —CN, —R3, —R5, —SR3, —OR3, —NHR3, —NR3R4, —S(O)2N(R3)2—, —S(O)2R5, —C(O)R5, —C(O)OR5, —NR3S(O)2R5, —S(O)R5, —S(O)NR3R4, —NR3S(O)R5, heterocycle, aryl, or heteroaryl;
or two occurrences of R1, when on adjacent atoms, can combine to form a cycloalkyl, a heterocycle, aryl, heteroaryl containing 1-5 heteroatoms selected from the group consisting of N, S, P and O, or a cycloalkenyl, each optionally substituted with one or more independent occurrences of R3 and R4;
R3 and R4 are independently, at each occurrence, —H, —C1-C6alkyl, —C2-C6alkenyl, —C4-C8cycloalkenyl, —C2-C6alkynyl, —C3-C8cycloalkyl, heterocyclyl, aryl, heteroaryl containing 1-5 heteroatoms selected from N, S, P, and O, —S(O)2N(C1-C6alkyl)2, —S(O)2(C1-C6alkyl), —(C1-C6alkyl)S(O)2R5, —C(O)C1-C6alkyl, —C(O)OC1-C6alkyl, oxo, or —(CHR5)pN(C1-C6alkyl)2, wherein each alkyl, alkenyl, cycloalkenyl, alkynyl, cycloalkyl, heterocyclyl, aryl, and heteroaryl is optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from —OH, halogen, —NO2, oxo, —CN, —R5, —O(C1-C6)alkyl, —NH(C1-C6)alkyl, —N(C1-C6alkyl)2, —S(O)2N(C1-C6alkyl)2, —S(O)2NHC1-C6alkyl, —C(O)C1-C6alkyl, —C(O)OC1-C6alkyl, —N(C1-C6alkyl)S(O)2C1-C6alkyl, —S(O)R5, —S(O)N(C1-C6alkyl)2, —N(C1-C6alkyl)S(O)R5, heterocycle, aryl, or heteroaryl;
R5 is independently, at each occurrence, —H, —C1-C6alkyl, —C2-C6alkenyl, —C4-C8cycloalkenyl, —C2-C6alkynyl, —C3-C8cycloalkyl, heterocyclyl, aryl, heteroaryl containing 1-5 heteroatoms selected from N, S, P and O, —OH, halogen, —NO2, —CN, —N(C1-C6alkyl)2, —S(O)2NH(C1-C6alkyl), —S(O)2N(C1-C6alkyl)2, —S(O)2C1-C6alkyl, —C(O)C1-C6alkyl, —C(O)OC1-C6alkyl, —N(C1-C6alkyl)SO2C1-C6alkyl, —S(O)(C1-C6alkyl), —S(O)N(C1-C6alkyl)2, —N(C1-C6alkyl)S(O)(C1-C6alkyl) or —(CH2)pN(C1-C6alkyl)2;
R6 is —H, —C2-C6alkenyl, —C4-C8cycloalkenyl, —C2-C6alkynyl, —C3-C8cycloalkyl, heterocyclyl, aryl, heteroaryl containing 1-5 heteroatoms selected from the group consisting of N, S, P and O, —S(O)2N(C1-C6alkyl)2, —S(O)2(C1-C6alkyl), —(C1-C6alkyl)S(O)2R5, —C(O)C1-C6alkyl, —C(O)OC1-C6alkyl, or —(CHR5)pNR3R4 wherein each alkyl, alkenyl, cycloalkenyl, alkynyl, cycloalkyl, heterocyclyl, aryl, and heteroaryl is optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from —OH, halogen, —NO2, oxo, —CN, —R5, —O(C1-C6)alkyl, —NH(C1-C6)alkyl, —N(C1-C6alkyl)2, —S(O)2N(C1-C6alkyl)2, —S(O)2NHC1-C6alkyl, —C(O)C1-C6alkyl, —C(O)OC1-C6alkyl, —N(C1-C6alkyl)S(O)2C1-C6alkyl, —S(O)R5, —S(O)N(C1-C6alkyl)2, —N(C1-C6alkyl)S(O)R5, heterocycle, aryl, or heteroaryl;
and
p is 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6.

US Pat. No. 10,508,086

PARG INHIBITORY COMPOUNDS

Cancer Research Technolog...

1. A compound, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or solvate thereof, having the structural formula (II) shown below:
wherein:
R1a is selected from fluoro, chloro, cyano, formyl, (1-2C)alkyl, (1-2C) haloalkyl, (2C)alkenyl, and (2C)alkynyl;
R1b, R1c, R1d, and R1e are each independently selected from H, fluoro and methyl;
X1 is CR2; wherein R2 is H or fluoro;
X2 is CR3; wherein R3 is H or fluoro;
X3 is CR4; wherein R4 is H, halo, cyano, (1-2C)alkyl, (1-2C) haloalkyl, (1-2C)alkoxy, (1-2C)haloalkoxy or (2C)alkynyl; or
R4 is selected from a group of the formula:
-L4-L4C-Q4C
wherein
L4 is absent or (1-3C)alkylene optionally substituted by (1-2C)alkyl or oxo;
L4C is absent or selected from O, S, SO, SO2, N(R4b), C(O), C(O)O, OC(O), C(O)N(R4b), N(R4b)C(O), N(R4b)C(O)N(R4c), S(O)2N(R4b), and N(R4b)SO2, wherein R4b and R4c are each independently selected from hydrogen and (1-2C)alkyl; and
Q4C is hydrogen, (1-6C)alkyl, (3-6C)cycloalkyl, aryl, heterocyclyl or heteroaryl; and wherein Q4C is optionally substituted by one or more substituents selected from halo, trifluoromethyl, trifluoromethoxy, amino, cyano, hydroxy, carboxy, carbamoyl, sulphamoyl, (1-4C)alkyl, NR4dR4e, OR4d, C(O)R4d, C(O)OR4d, OC(O)R4d, C(O)N(R4e)R4d, N(R4e)C(O)R4d, S(O)yR4d (where y is 0, 1 or 2), SO2N(R4e)R4d, N(R4e)SO2R4d and of (CH2)zNR4eR4d (where z is 1, 2 or 3), wherein R4d and R4e are each independently selected from H and (1-4C)alkyl;
HET is a fused 5-membered saturated, partially saturated or unsaturated heterocyclic ring of formula:

wherein
bond a is a double bond;
R5 is H, (1-4C)alkyl or a group of the formula:
-L1-L5-Q5
wherein
L1 is absent or selected from (1-3C)alkylene optionally substituted by (1-2C)alkyl or oxo, or a (2-3C)alkenylene or (2-3C)alkynylene linker that is optionally substituted by (1-2C)alkyl;
L5 is absent or selected from C(O), C(O)O, OC(O), C(O)N(Ra), N(Ra)C(O), N(Ra)C(O)N(Rb), S(O)2N(Ra), and N(Ra)SO2, wherein Ra and Rb are each independently selected from hydrogen or (1-2C)alkyl; and
Q5 is selected from hydrogen, (1-4C)alkyl, aryl, 5-6 membered heteroaryl, (4-6C)cycloalkyl, (4-6C)cycloalkenyl, (2C)alkenyl and 5-6 membered heterocyclyl;
and wherein Q5 is optionally substituted by one or more substituents selected from (1-4C)alkyl, halo, amino, cyano, carboxy, carbamoyl, sulphamoyl, trifluoromethoxy, haloalkyl, NRcRd, ORc, C(O)Rc, C(O)ORc, OC(O)Rc, C(O)N(Rc)Rd, N(Rc)C(O)Rd, S(O)yRc (where y is 0, 1 or 2), SO2N(Rc)Rd, N(Rc)SO2Rd and (CH2)zNRcRd (where z is 1, 2 or 3), wherein Rc and Rd are each independently selected from H or (1-4C)alkyl;
or Q5 is optionally substituted by a group of the formula;
—W5—Y5—Z5
wherein
W5 is absent or selected from (1-3C)alkylene optionally substituted by (1-2C)alkyl or oxo, or a (2-3C)alkenylene or (2-3C)alkynylene linker that is optionally substituted by (1-2C)alkyl;
Y5 is absent or selected from C(O), C(O)O, OC(O), C(O)N(Re), N(Re)C(O), N(Re)C(O)N(Rf), S(O)2N(Re), and N(Re)SO2, wherein Re and Rf are each independently selected from hydrogen and (1-2C)alkyl; and
Z5 is selected from hydrogen, (1-4C)alkyl, phenyl, 5 or 6-membered heterocyclyl and a 5-6 membered heteroaryl; and wherein Z5 is optionally substituted by one or more substituents selected from (1-4C)alkyl, halo, (1-4C)haloalkyl, (1-4C)haloalkoxy, (1-4C)alkoxy, (1-4C)alkylamino, amino, cyano, hydroxyl, carboxy, carbamoyl and sulphamoyl;
X4 is N;
X5 is CR7c;
wherein R7c is selected from hydrogen, cyano, halo and a group of the formula:
-L7-L7C-Q7C
wherein
L7 is absent or (1-3C)alkylene optionally substituted by (1-2C)alkyl or oxo;
L7C is absent or selected from O, S, SO, SO2, N(Ro), C(O), C(O)O, OC(O), C(O)N(Ro), N(Ro)C(O), N(Ro)C(O)N(Rp), S(O)2N(Rp), and N(Ro)SO2, wherein Ro and Rp are each independently selected from hydrogen and (1-2C)alkyl; and
Q7C is hydrogen, cyano, (1-6C)alkyl, (2C)alkynyl, (2-3 C)alkenyl, (3-6C)cycloalkyl, aryl, heterocyclyl or heteroaryl; and wherein QGC is optionally substituted by one or more substituents selected from (1-4C)alkyl, halo, trifluoromethyl, trifluoromethoxy, amino, cyano, nitro, hydroxy, amino, carboxy, carbamoyl, sulphamoyl, NRqRr, ORq, C(O)Rq, C(O)ORq, OC(O)Rq, C(O)N(Rq)Rr, N(Rq)C(O)Rr, S(O)yRq (where y is 0, 1 or 2), SO2N(Rq)Rr, N(Rq)SO2Rr and (CH2)zNRqRr (where z is 1, 2 or 3), wherein Rq and Rr are each independently selected from H and (1-4C)alkyl; or
Q7C is optionally substituted by a group of the formula:
—W7C-L7?-Z7C
wherein
W7C is absent or (1-3C)alkylene substituted by (1-2C)alkyl or oxo;
L7? is absent or selected from C(O), C(O)O, OC(O), C(O)N(Rs), N(Rs)C(O), N(Rs)C(O)N(Rt), S(O)2N(Rs), and N(Rs)SO2, wherein Rs and Rt are each independently selected from hydrogen and (1-2C)alkyl; and
Z7C is phenyl or 5-6 membered heteroaryl; each of which is optionally substituted by one or more substituents selected from (1-4C)alkyl, halo, (1-4C)haloalkyl, (1-4C)haloalkoxy, (1-4C)alkoxy, (1-4C)alkylamino, amino, cyano, hydroxyl, carboxy, carbamoyl and sulphamoyl;with the proviso that:(i) only one or two of R1b-e can be selected from any substituent other than H.

US Pat. No. 10,508,082

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

Dana-Farber Cancer Instit...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,079

METHOD FOR PURIFICATION OF A CO2 STREAM

Casale SA, (CH)

1. A process for removing hydrogen and methanol from a CO2 stream which contains hydrogen and methanol as contaminants,wherein hydrogen and methanol are removed by contacting said CO2 stream with a catalyst which oxidizes hydrogen to water and methanol to carbon dioxide, obtaining a purified CO2 stream,
wherein at least part of said purified CO2 stream, after removal of methanol and hydrogen, is fed into a urea synthesis process of an ammonia-urea integrated plant, and
wherein said CO2 stream containing hydrogen and methanol is extracted from an ammonia section of said ammonia-urea integrated plant, wherein urea is produced at a urea synthesis pressure;
said CO2 stream containing hydrogen and methanol is extracted at a pressure lower than said urea synthesis pressure;
the CO2 stream containing hydrogen and methanol is compressed to a first pressure intermediate between said pressure of extraction and said urea synthesis pressure; and
the removal of hydrogen and methanol is carried out at said first pressure; and
at least part of the so obtained purified CO2 stream is further compressed to said urea synthesis pressure and is fed to said urea synthesis process.

US Pat. No. 10,508,072

METHOD FOR PRODUCING ACID HALIDE SOLUTION, MIXED SOLUTION, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING MONOESTER COMPOUND

ZEON CORPORATION, Chiyod...

1. A method for producing a monoester compound indicated by Formula (V) below,
where in Formula (V), R6 represents an organic group and n represents 0 or 1,
the method comprising:
a step ? of reacting a halogenating agent and a dicarboxylic acid compound represented by Formula (II) below in a water-immiscible organic solvent in the presence of a tetraalkylammonium salt represented by Formula (I) below to obtain a water-immiscible organic solvent solution including an acid halide compound represented by Formula (III) below,
R1R2R3R4N+A?  (I)
where in Formula (I), A? represents a halide ion or R5SO3?, R5 represents a methyl group, a phenyl group, or a 4-methyl phenyl group, R1, R2, R3, and R4 independently represent an alkyl group that is unsubstituted or has a substituent, and a total number of carbon atoms in R1, R2, R3, and R4 is at least 4 and no greater than 100,

where in Formula (II), n represents 0 or 1,

where in Formula (III), n represents 0 or 1, and X represents a halogen atom; and
a step ? of concentrating the obtained water-immiscible organic solvent solution to obtain an acid halide solution,
a step ? of adding a base and a hydroxy compound indicated by Formula (IV), R6OH, where in Formula (IV), R6 represents the organic group, to the acid halide solution, and wherein the water-immiscible organic solvent is an organic solvent having a solubility of no greater than 10 g/L in water at 25° C.

US Pat. No. 10,508,065

METHODS OF PREPARING OLIGOMERS OF AN OLEFIN

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,064

PROCESS FOR OLIGOMERIZING GASOLINE WITHOUT FURTHER UPGRADING

UOP LLC, Des Plaines, IL...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,062

CONVERSION OF BUTANEDIOL INTO BUTADIENE, WITH SCRUBBING USING DIESTERS

IFP ENERGIES NOUVELLES, ...

1. Method for converting butanediol into butadiene that is fed with a butanediol feedstock, where said method comprises at least:a) an esterification step that comprises:
a reaction section that is fed with a butanediol feedstock, with at least a fraction of the liquid pyrolysis effluent obtained from step c), and with the carboxylic acid effluent obtained from the separation section of step a), where said reaction section is implemented in the presence of an acidic catalyst at a pressure of between 0.01 and 1.0 MPa and an MMH in the reaction section of between 0.05 and 25 h?1, where MMH is equal to the molar flow rate of diol that feeds said section over the mole number of the catalyst in said section, and
a separation section that separates the effluent obtained from the reaction section into at least a diester effluent of butanediol, a water effluent, and a carboxylic acid effluent;
b) a pyrolysis step that comprises a pyrolysis reactor that is fed, at least, with a fraction of the diester effluent of butanediol obtained from esterification step a) and with a fraction of the washing effluent obtained from step c), where said reactor is operated at a temperature of between 500 and 650° C. and said step produces a pyrolysis effluent, and
c) a step for separation of said pyrolysis effluent obtained from step b) comprising, at least:
a section for cooling said pyrolysis effluent obtained from step b) to a temperature of less than 150° C. and for producing a cooled liquid pyrolysis effluent and a steam pyrolysis effluent; and
a gas-liquid washing section that is fed at the top with a fraction of the diester effluent of butanediol obtained from step a) and at the bottom with the steam pyrolysis effluent and that produces a butadiene effluent at the top and a washing effluent at the bottom.

US Pat. No. 10,508,058

HEAT-PERMEABLE TUBE CONTAINING CERAMIC MATRIX COMPOSITE

BASF SE, Ludwigshafen am...

1. A tube of an at least double-walled construction, comprising:an interior wall and
an exterior wall,
wherein
an interior wall material comprises ceramic matrix composite,
an exterior wall material comprises metal,
the tube has an internal tube diameter ranging from 100 mm to 500 mm,
a wall thickness of the ceramic matrix composite ranges from 1.5 mm to 10 mm, and
the at least double-walled tube wall has a heat transfer coefficient at 800° C. of >50 W/(m2·K).

US Pat. No. 10,508,057

REGENERATIVE BURNER MEDIA

1. A sintered, generally spherical ceramic body, comprising:a generally spherical alumina portion defining a matrix; and
a plurality of aggregate bodies distributed throughout the matrix;
wherein the aggregate bodies are made of a material selected from the group comprising tabular alumina, white fused alumina, mullite, chamotte and combinations thereof;
wherein the respective aggregate bodies are no more than 5 mesh in diameter;
wherein the matrix has a porosity of less than 3 percent;
wherein the matrix has a silica content of between about 0.1 and 0.3 weight percent distributed substantially homogeneously therethroughout;
wherein the matrix has a titania content of between about 0.1 and 0.5 weight percent distributed substantially homogeneously therethroughout;
wherein the matrix has a calcia content of between about 0.05 and 0.2 weight percent distributed substantially homogeneously therethroughout;
wherein the matrix has a soda content of between about 0.1 and 0.5 weight percent distributed substantially homogeneously therethroughout;
wherein the matrix has an iron oxide content of between about 0.05 and 0.2 weight percent distributed substantially homogeneously therethroughout; and
wherein the balance of the matrix is alumina.

US Pat. No. 10,508,055

SAFETY CRITICAL CONTROL SYSTEM THAT INCLUDES CONTROL LOGIC OR MACHINE READABLE INSTRUCTIONS THAT SELECTIVELY LOCKS OR ENABLES THE CONTROL SYSTEM BASED ON ONE OR MORE MACHINE IMPLEMENTED STATE MACHINES THAT INCLUDES STATES ASSOCIATED WITH DETECTION OR MATC

The United States of Amer...

1. A method for controlling a safety critical function of a weapon system, the method comprising:receiving, by a control panel, from an operator, an indication to arm the weapon system;
in response to the receiving the indication to arm the weapon system, transmitting, by the control panel, a first set of three or more discrete signals to a weapon control device coupled to the weapon system;
determining, by the weapon control device, whether each of the first set of three or more discrete signals meet a first set of level requirements;
upon determining that each of the first set of discrete signals do not meet the first set of level requirements, inhibiting, by the weapon control device, the weapon system from performing a safety-critical function;
upon determining that each of the first set of discrete signals meet the first set of level requirements, entering, by the weapon control device, an armed state;
receiving, by the control panel, from the operator, an indication to activate the safety-critical function of the weapon system;
in response to the receiving the indication to activate the safety-critical function of the weapon system, transmitting, by the control panel, a second set of three or more discrete signals to the weapon control device coupled to the weapon system, the second set of three or more discrete signals being different from the first set of three or more discrete signals;
determining, by the weapon control device, whether each of the second set of discrete signals meet a second set of level requirements;
upon determining that each of the second set of discrete signals do not meet the level requirements, inhibiting, by the weapon control device, the weapon system from performing the safety-critical function; and
upon determining that each of the set of discrete signals meets the second level requirement and the weapon control device being in the armed state, activating, by the weapon control device, the safety-critical function of the weapon system.

US Pat. No. 10,508,048

REMOVAL OF OIL RECOVERY CHEMICALS FROM PRODUCTION FLUIDS

ConocoPhillips Company, ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,046

USE AND REGENERATION OF AN ADSORBENT TO REMOVE DYES FROM WATER

King Fahd University of P...

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

US Pat. No. 10,508,039

PREPARATION METHOD OF SULFONATED TWO-DIMENSIONAL TITANIUM CARBIDE NANOSHEET

HOHAI UNIVERSITY, Nanjin...

1. A preparation method of a sulfonated two-dimensional titanium carbide nanosheet, comprising:(1) preparing two-dimensional titanium carbide sediment by using aluminum atomic layers in hydrofluoric acid chemical stripping layer-shaped titanium aluminum carbide;
(2) redispersing the two-dimensional titanium carbide sediment obtained in step (1) into water to obtain a two-dimensional titanium carbide suspension;
(3) dissolving sulfanilic acid and sodium nitrite in a hydrochloric acid solution to react under an ice-bath condition to obtain sulfanilic acid diazosalt solution;
(4) adding the sulfanilic acid diazosalt solution obtained in step (3) into the two-dimensional titanium carbide suspension liquid obtained in step (2), reacting for a certain time by magnetic stirring under the ice-bath condition to make the two-dimensional titanium carbide have a sulfonation reaction with the sulfanilic acid diazosalt, so as to obtain a sulfonated two-dimensional titanium carbide solution; and
(5) centrifugalizing and precipitating the sulfonated two-dimensional titanium carbide solution obtained in step (4), then washing the solution by deionized water until the pH is 5 to 6, then filtering the solution by a millipore filter and redispersing the solution into water to obtain a sulfonated two-dimensional titanium carbide dispersion liquid, then conducting ultrasonic treatment on the dispersion liquid to obtain a single-layer or few-layer sulfonated two-dimensional titanium carbide dispersion liquid, and then freezing and drying the dispersion liquid to obtain sulfonated two-dimensional titanium carbide powder.

US Pat. No. 10,508,036

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MASS PRODUCTION OF GRAPHENE PLATELETS IN ARC PLASMA

The George Washington Uni...

1. A method for synthesizing graphene, the method comprising:providing a heated substrate;
producing a flux stream of carbon using an anodic arc discharge device having an anodic arc, and depositing material from the flux stream on the heated substrate, wherein the flux stream comprises a carbon vapor and the material deposited on the substrate comprises graphene; and
removing the deposited material from the substrate using a collection device,
wherein the method is conducted at a pressure of up to 500 Torr and a temperature of the substrate of about 700-1,200 degrees Celsius, and configuring a rate of producing the carbon vapor flux stream, a rate of depositing the graphene material from the flux stream onto the substrate, and the substrate temperature to form a single graphene layer on the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,508,030

SEAL FOR MICROELECTRONIC ASSEMBLY

Invensas Bonding Technolo...

1. A method of forming a microelectronic assembly, comprising:bonding a first insulating surface of a first microelectronic component to a second insulating surface of a second microelectronic component, the first insulating surface and the second insulating surface forming a bond joint where the first insulating surface and the second insulating surface make contact; and
forming a seal over the bond joint, the seal covering the bond joint, the seal comprising a metallic material and sealing the bond joint between the first microelectronic component and the second microelectronic component.

US Pat. No. 10,508,027

CMOS-MEMS STRUCTURE AND METHOD OF FORMING THE SAME

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANU...

1. A semiconductor device, comprising:a MEMS having a first sensing workpiece;
a CMOS having a first sensing structure corresponding to the first sensing workpiece, the first sensing structure comprising:
a first outgassing layer;
a first patterned outgassing barrier over the first outgassing layer; and
a first sensing electrode over the first patterned outgassing barrier and exposing the first outgas sing layer.

US Pat. No. 10,508,024

DIRECTIONAL MICROPHONE AND ASSOCIATED PACKING TECHNIQUES

1. A device, comprising:an acoustic sensor having
a first substrate, the first substrate including a first surface;
a sensing diaphragm mounted to the first surface and configured to sense sound pressure; and
a cavity below the sensing diaphragm;
a channel with an inlet open at an edge of the first substrate and an outlet connected with the cavity; and
a housing enclosing the acoustic sensor, the housing having a cover attached to a second substrate supporting the first substrate;
wherein the cover includes a first opening at least partially overlapping with the sensing diaphragm in a direction perpendicular to the first surface, and a second opening at a side of the cover, the second opening being disposed adjacent to the inlet of the channel.

US Pat. No. 10,508,021

MICROELECTROMECHANICAL SYSTEMS (MEMS) STRUCTURE TO PREVENT STICTION AFTER A WET CLEANING PROCESS

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A method for manufacturing a microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) structure, the method comprising:performing a first etch into an upper surface of a carrier substrate to form a sacrificial support in a cavity;
performing a thermal oxidation process to oxidize the sacrificial support, and to form an oxide layer lining the upper surface and including the oxidized sacrificial support, wherein the oxidized sacrificial support is sandwiched between and adjoins air gaps respectively on opposite sides of the oxidized sacrificial support;
bonding a MEMS substrate to the carrier substrate over the carrier substrate and through the oxide layer;
performing a second etch into the MEMS substrate to form a movable mass overlying the cavity and supported by the oxidized sacrificial support; and
performing a third etch into the oxide layer to laterally etch the oxidized sacrificial support and to remove the oxidized sacrificial support.

US Pat. No. 10,508,020

SUBSTRATE STRUCTURE, SEMICONDUCTOR STRUCTURE AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANU...

1. A substrate structure for a micro electro mechanical system (MEMS) device, comprising:a cap defining a cavity, wherein the cap is a semiconductor substrate;
a micro electro mechanical system (MEMS) substrate disposed on the cap, the MEMS substrate having a plurality of through holes directly exposing the cavity, and an aspect ratio of the plurality of through holes being greater than 30, the MEMS substrate having a first substrate, a second substrate, an adhesive and a third substrate, the first substrate having a plurality of first sub-through holes exposing the cavity, the second substrate having a plurality of second sub-through holes substantially aligned with the plurality of first sub-through holes, the third substrate having a plurality of third sub-through holes substantially aligned with the plurality of second sub-through holes, wherein the second substrate and the third substrate are bonded to each other using the adhesive, the plurality of first sub-through holes, the plurality of second sub-through holes, and the plurality of third sub-through holes form the plurality of through holes; and
a device substrate above a surface of the MEMS substrate facing away from the cap.

US Pat. No. 10,508,017

POINT-OF-SALE OCTANE/CETANE-ON-DEMAND SYSTEMS FOR AUTOMOTIVE ENGINES

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A point-of-sale fuel dispensing system comprising:a market fuel storage tank;
a pump assembly comprising:
a customer interface for retail payment and fuel grade selection; and
a nozzle configured to provide selective fluid coupling to a fuel supply port of a vehicle that is situated adjacent the pump assembly;
fuel conduit cooperative with the pump assembly and the market fuel storage tank to provide selective fluid communication between the pump assembly and the market fuel storage tank;
a separation unit configured to selectively receive and convert at least a portion of a market fuel into an octane-rich fuel component and a cetane-rich fuel component;
a plurality of enriched fuel product tanks disposed fluidly intermediate the separation unit and the pump assembly, the plurality of enriched fuel product tanks comprising:
a first enriched fuel product tank for selectively receiving and containing the octane-rich fuel component; and
a second enriched fuel product tank for selectively receiving and containing the cetane-rich fuel component; and
a controller cooperative with at least one of the market fuel storage tank, pump assembly, fuel conduit, separation unit and first and second enriched fuel product tanks to direct the flow of at least a portion of at least one of the octane-rich fuel component and the cetane-rich fuel component contained within a respective one of the first and second product tanks through the nozzle based on user input at the customer interface for both retail payment and fuel grade selection for the vehicle, wherein the directed flow does not exceed a fuel storage capacity of the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,508,015

DELIVERING TAP MADE OF PLASTIC MATERIAL FOR CONNECTING SYSTEMS EQUIPPED WITH AUTOMATIC CLOSURE

Vitop Moulding S.R.L., A...

1. A tap for delivering liquids from a container, comprising:a supporting body comprising at an end thereof fitting means with a container, the supporting body further comprising a first opening for making liquid go out, and connecting means adapted to be connected to connecting means present on a connector;
a central pin fixedly connected to a central element of the supporting body and comprising at an end thereof a fastening element and at an opposite end an abutment element for opening the connector when the connector is connected to the tap;
wherein the tap is completely made of plastic material, and further comprises:
a membrane elastic sealing valve connected to the fastening element of the central pin, adapted to allow automatically closing the tap and to perform an operating sealing of the same with the main body;
a control member connected to the elastic sealing valve for opening and closing the tap, the control member being adapted to be actuated through a thrust of the connector on end elements with which the control member is equipped, to open the tap transmitting a force to the valve connected to the control member.

US Pat. No. 10,508,014

DISPOSABLE ASSEMBLY FOR A REUSABLE URN OR VESSEL

DS Smith Plastics Limited...

1. A container apparatus for use with a reusable vessel comprising:a flexible pouch defining a fluid chamber;
a fitment connected to the flexible pouch, the fitment having a flexible flange and a first generally cylindrical wall extending axially away from the flexible flange the first generally cylindrical wall defining a first fluid passageway therethrough and in fluid communication with the chamber;
a tubing adapter having a first end connected to the generally cylindrical wall of the fitment and a second end having a non-barbed member, the tubing adapter defining a second fluid passageway in fluid communication with the first fluid passageway, wherein the adapter weighs approximately one gram; and
a tubing having a proximal end connected to the second end of the tubing adapter and having a lumen in fluid communication with the second fluid passageway, wherein a portion of the second end of the tubing adapter is positioned within the lumen.

US Pat. No. 10,508,010

SHOPPING FACILITY DISCARDED ITEM SORTING SYSTEMS, DEVICES AND METHODS

Walmart Apollo, LLC, Ben...

1. A system for sorting items discarded in a shopping facility, comprising:a motorized transport unit configured to travel around discarded items collected from the shopping facility and placed in a sorting area in the shopping facility, the motorized transport unit comprises a sensor device and an item mover device;
an item characterization database storing characteristics corresponding to a plurality of items likely to be found in the shopping facility; and
a central computer system coupled to the motorized transport unit and the item characterization database, and configured to:
receive data from the sensor device on the motorized transport unit;
determine an item characteristic of an item among the discarded items in the sorting area based on the data from the sensor device;
determine a sorting category of the item from a plurality of predefined categories based on the item characterization database, each of the plurality of predefined categories corresponds to a method of discarded item deposition; and
cause the motorized transport unit to move the item, with the item mover device, from the sorting area into a category area associated with the sorting category.

US Pat. No. 10,508,006

TRUCK BED CARGO HOIST

1. A mobile hoist comprising:a slewing structure, a stanchion, a jib, a plurality of gussets, and a hoist system;
wherein the slewing structure, the stanchion, the jib, and the plurality of gussets form a framework that supports the hoist system;
wherein the stanchion, the jib, and the plurality of gussets are interconnected;
wherein the pickup truck is further defined with a bed, a raised structure, and a direction of forward motion;
wherein the slewing structure attaches the stanchion to the bed of the pickup truck such that a yaw angle of the jib is adjustable;
wherein the yaw angle is the span of the arc between the direction of forward motion and the jib;
wherein the mobile hoist is configured for use with a load;
wherein the hoist system raises and lowers the load;
wherein the mobile hoist is configured for use with a pickup truck;
wherein the mobile hoist mounts in the bed of the pickup truck;
wherein the slewing structure is a mechanical device that attaches the stanchion to the bed of the pickup truck;
wherein the slewing structure rotates the stanchion around an axis of rotation aligned with a center axis of the stanchion;
wherein the slewing structure comprises a collared flange and a pivot mechanism;
wherein the pivot mechanism is a rotating mechanical device formed in the slewing structure;
wherein the stanchion projects perpendicularly away from the bed of the pickup truck;
wherein the stanchion attaches to the slewing structure in the manner of a cantilever;
wherein the stanchion forms an extension structure that increases the span of distance between the bed of the pickup truck and the jib;
wherein the stanchion supports the raised structure.

US Pat. No. 10,508,005

ASSEMBLY FOR LIFTING OR SUPPORTING A LOAD, AND MEMBERS AND CONNECTORS FOR USE IN SAME

1. An assembly for use with a spreader bar arrangement, a crane, or as part of a frame for a building structure, comprising:a plurality of members connectable in an assembled arrangement for supporting, carrying or distributing a load;
each member comprising two ends, each end having two connecting members, each connecting member consisting essentially of two lugs, each lug having a hole therethrough; a first pair of the lugs of the connecting members are located at opposing edges of the end of the member and a second pair of the lugs of the connecting members are vertically spaced from the first pair with each lug in the second pair being horizontally offset from the respective opposing edge of the end of the member, the first and second pair of lugs are each symmetrically arranged about a centerline of the end of the member; and the first pair of lugs and the second pair of lugs are spaced at a different distance from the centerline of the end of the member;
which pair of connecting members are configured for interconnection when inverted 180 degrees about a longitudinal axis of the pair of connecting members with a corresponding pair of identically arranged connecting members formed on another member in said assembly for connection thereto; and
fasteners that each comprise a shaft that extend through the holes formed in said lugs when the holes in the lugs of each pair of connecting members are aligned with the holes in the lugs of the corresponding pair of connecting members on the other member.

US Pat. No. 10,508,003

ELEVATOR COVER ASSEMBLY

HARRY MILLER CO., LLC, B...

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

US Pat. No. 10,507,993

TRAILER STABILIZER AND LEVELER

Stabilock, LLC, Loveland...

1. A method of reorienting a parked semi-trailer, the method comprising:positioning a portable stabilizing device at least partially underneath a forward portion of the parked semi-trailer while landing gear of the parked semi-trailer are in a weight bearing position to bear weight of the forward portion of the parked semi-trailer;
positioning a lift associated with the portable stabilizing device into a weight bearing position to bear at least a portion of the weight of the forward portion of the parked semi-trailer;
reorienting the parked semi-trailer while the lift bears the weight of the forward portion of the parked semi-trailer so a floor of the parked semi-trailer goes from a substantially parallel orientation to an approximately non-parallel orientation with respect to horizontal level by repositioning the lift to raise the forward portion of the parked semi-trailer and discontinue the landing gear of the parked semi-trailer assuming the weight bearing position; and,
repositioning the landing gear with respect to the ground to assume the weight bearing position; and,
removing the portable stabilizing device from underneath the forward portion of the parked semi-trailer after repositioning of the landing gear to assume the weight bearing position.

US Pat. No. 10,507,992

CONVEYOR SYSTEMS INCLUDING DOLLIES WITH AUTOMATIC UNLOADING MULTI-BAR LINKAGE SYSTEMS FOR AUTOMATICALLY UNLOADING A DOLLY

1. An automatic unloading dolly that automatically unloads pallets therefrom, the automatic unloading dolly comprising:a frame having a loading/unloading side and a pusher side;
a conveyor platform that extends between the loading/unloading side and the pusher side;
one or more wheels connected to the frame;
a multi-bar linkage system mounted to the frame and connected to a pusher that moves along the conveyor platform from the pusher side toward the loading/unloading side between a pusher base position and a pusher triggered position; and
a contact arm link connected to the multi-bar linkage system such that movement of the contact arm link relative to the frame from a contact arm link base position to a contact arm link triggered position moves the multi-bar linkage system and the pusher from the pusher base position to the pusher triggered position.

US Pat. No. 10,507,985

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SLEEVE DETECTION

United States Postal Serv...

1. A tray processing apparatus comprising:a conveyor for transporting a tray along a transport direction;
a height profile sensor disposed proximate the conveyor and configured to determine a plurality of height profiles of the tray, each of the plurality of height profiles corresponding to a different portion of the tray along the transport direction; and
a processor in communication with the height profile sensor, the processor configured to:
receive the determined plurality of height profiles from the height profile sensor;
process the plurality of height profiles to determine sleeve status data points corresponding to individual height profiles of the plurality of height profiles; and
determine a transport destination for the tray from a plurality of available transport destinations based at least in part on the determined sleeve status data points.

US Pat. No. 10,507,982

GRAVITY FEED INVENTORY MANAGEMENT

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. An inventory storage system, comprising:a gravity feed conveyance system configured to route a plurality of inventory items to a plurality of container holders by allowing rollable containers that contain individual ones of the plurality of inventory items to roll along the gravity feed conveyance system under the force of gravity, and to exit the gravity feed conveyance system via a plurality of exits having respective sizes associated with respective critical dimensions of the rollable containers;
a first container holder of the plurality of container holders configured to receive a first rollable container having a first critical dimension responsive to the first rollable container exiting the gravity feed conveyance system via a first exit having a first size associated with the first critical dimension; and
a second container holder of the plurality of container holders configured to receive a second rollable container having a second critical dimension responsive to the second rollable container exiting the gravity feed conveyance system via a second exit having a second size associated with the second critical dimension;
wherein the first critical dimension is different than the second critical dimension; and
wherein the first size of the first exit is different than the second size of the second exit.

US Pat. No. 10,507,981

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

Heuft Systemtechnik GmbH,...

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

US Pat. No. 10,507,975

CONVEYOR AND LOGIC SYSTEMS TO RETURN, BALANCE, AND BUFFER PROCESSED OR EMPTY TOTES

Walmart Apollo, LLC, Ben...

14. A method for distributing empty totes from a first area, the method comprising:moving empty totes along a first conveyor line coupled to a first buffer component, the first conveyor line connecting a first consolidation area to a first picking area, the first conveyor line comprising a first plurality of sensors configured to detect partial and full capacity near the first picking area, the first plurality of sensors including at least a first overflow sensor;
signaling a control circuit via the first overflow sensor when the first conveyor line reaches a specified capacity of empty totes;
moving empty totes along a second conveyor line coupled to a second buffer component, the second conveyor line connecting a second consolidation area to a second picking area, the second conveyor line coupled to a second plurality of sensors configured to detect partial and full capacity near the second picking area, the second plurality of sensors including at least a second overflow sensor;
signaling the control circuit via the first overflow sensor when the first conveyor line reaches the specified capacity of empty totes;
receiving signals from the first plurality of sensors and second plurality of sensors at the control circuit; and
generating by the control circuit a control signal to activate at least one transfer device to direct totes from at least one of the first conveyor line or second conveyor line to a respective at least one of the first and second buffer components based on signals received from the plurality of sensors of the other conveyor line;
receiving the control signal at a transfer device located along one of the first conveyor line and the second conveyor line.

US Pat. No. 10,507,966

STRAW ACCESSIBLE MULTIPLE COMPARTMENT BEVERAGE POUCH

1. A beverage pouch formed of one or more joined sheets of flexible material, the beverage pouch comprising:a first fluid compartment defined within the beverage pouch;
a second fluid compartment also defined within the beverage pouch, the second fluid compartment located at least partially below the first fluid compartment;
a first divider forming a barrier between the first fluid compartment and the second fluid compartment located below the first fluid compartment;
an outer frangible seal located on a surface of an upper portion of the beverage pouch adjacent the first fluid compartment;
a first frangible seal located on the first divider between the first fluid compartment and the second fluid compartment, the first frangible seal vertically aligned with the outer frangible seal;
wherein the first divider is tapered towards a low point of the first divider, and wherein the first frangible seal is located on the first divider at the low point of the first divider;
wherein a straw is insertable through the outer frangible seal into the first fluid compartment, and wherein the straw is further guided by the first divider towards the first frangible seal at the low point of the first divider and is insertable through the first frangible seal and into the second fluid compartment.

US Pat. No. 10,507,960

CHILD RESISTANT CLOSURE SYSTEM

Tri State Distribution, I...

1. A closure system comprising:a container having a neck portion, the neck portion including a circumferential side wall and a symmetrical rim extending out from the side wall, the rim including a locking lug extending from an upper surface of the rim and a break disposed in the rim adjacent to the locking lug, the break being substantially symmetrically aligned with the rim and including a curved slot disposed between the rim and the circumferential side wall of the container neck portion operable to form a deflectable locking portion of the rim; and
a closure dimensioned and configured to be secured to the neck portion of the container, the closure including a side wall, a flange extending radially outward from the side wall, and a locking lug disposed within the flange for engaging the corresponding locking lug of the container when the closure is installed on the container in a child resistant configuration, the flange including a top exterior surface, a bottom interior surface, and a gap portion extending through the top exterior surface and the bottom interior surface of the flange adjacent to the locking lug of the closure,
wherein the flange of the closure and the locking lugs of the container and closure are positioned and configured such that the locking lugs are hidden within the flange when the closure is installed on the container in the child resistant configuration,
wherein the deflectable locking portion of the rim is operable to be deflected to disengage the locking lugs of the container and the closure to uninstall the closure from the child resistant configuration, and
wherein the gap portion extending through the flange of the closure is vertically aligned with at least a portion of the deflectable locking portion of the container rim when the closure is installed on the container in the child resistant configuration to permit a user to access the deflectable locking portion of the container rim through the gap portion in the closure flange.

US Pat. No. 10,507,952

THREE-DOOR STORAGE BOX

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

US Pat. No. 10,507,949

CONVERTIBLE FOOD CONTAINERS

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A container comprising:a paperboard blank comprising:
a bottom panel;
a first side panel, wherein the first side panel is connected to the bottom panel at a first bottom edge, connected to a first corner panel at a first front edge, connected to a second corner panel at a first rear edge, and connected to a first top panel at a first top edge;
a second side panel, wherein the second side panel is connected to the bottom panel at a second bottom edge, connected to a third corner panel at a second front edge, connected to a fourth corner panel at a second rear edge and connected to a second top panel at a second top edge;
a first end panel, wherein the first end panel is connected to the bottom panel at a third bottom edge, connected to the first corner panel at a first side edge, connected to the third corner panel at a second side edge and connected to a third top panel at a third top edge; and
a second end panel, wherein the second end panel is connected to the bottom panel at a fourth bottom edge, connected to the second corner panel at a third side edge, connected to the fourth corner panel at a fourth side edge, and connected to a fourth top panel at a fourth top edge,
wherein the first side panel is folded upwardly at the first bottom edge with respect to the bottom panel,
wherein the second side panel is folded upwardly at the second bottom edge with respect to the bottom panel,
wherein the first end panel is folded upwardly at the third bottom edge with respect to the bottom panel,
wherein the second end panel is folded upwardly at the fourth bottom edge with respect to the bottom panel,
wherein the first side panel, the second side panel, the first end panel, the second end panel and the bottom panel define a cavity,
wherein a first score substantially bisects the first corner panel on a front face of the paperboard blank,
wherein a second score is provided on a rear face of the paperboard blank and at the first front edge of the first side panel,
wherein a third score is provided on the rear face of the paperboard blank and at the first side edge of the first end panel,
wherein the first corner panel comprises a first radial extension provided between the first score and the second score,
wherein the first corner panel further comprises a second radial extension provided between the first score and the third score,
wherein each of the first radial extension and the second radial extension has a first length,
wherein each of the first score, the second score and the third score has a second length,
wherein the first length is greater than the second length,
wherein the first corner panel is folded into the cavity at the first front edge of the first side panel and at the first side edge of the first end panel,
wherein the second corner panel is folded into the cavity at the first rear edge of the first side panel and at the third side edge of the second end panel,
wherein the third corner panel is folded into the cavity at the second front edge of the second side panel and at the second side edge of the first end panel,
wherein the fourth corner panel is folded into the cavity at the second rear edge of the second side panel and at the fourth side edge of the second end panel,
wherein the first top panel is folded over the cavity at the first top edge of the first side panel,
wherein the second top panel is folded over the cavity at the second top edge of the second side panel,
wherein the third top panel is folded over the cavity at the third top edge of the first end panel,
wherein the fourth top panel is folded over the cavity at the fourth top edge of the second end panel, and
wherein at least one of the first top panel or the third top panel is in contact with at least one of the first radial extension or the second radial extension.

US Pat. No. 10,507,942

FORM-FILL-SEAL MACHINE AND BAG-MAKING PACKAGING MACHINE

ISHIDA CO., LTD., Kyoto ...

1. A form-fill-seal machine for filling and hermetically sealing dry contents in a tube-shaped packaging material, the form-fill-seal machine comprising:transverse sealing members for transverse-sealing the packaging material in the widthwise direction and forming a bag, the transverse sealing members being configured to move into contact with the packaging material during formation of the bag;
gas removal members arranged below the transverse sealing members, the gas removal members being moved into contact with the bag just prior to sealing of an upper edge by the transverse sealing members, and discharging a gas upwardly from the bag;
a movement mechanism for moving the gas removal members, switching the position of the gas removal members between at least a first position and a second position with respect to the transverse sealing members; and
a control mechanism that, in a time slot just prior to the start of a transverse sealing action performed by the transverse sealing members, changes the timing of switching between the first position and the second position, and adjusts the amount of gas discharged from the bag,
wherein the control mechanism, at a first switching time, switches the position of the gas removal members from the first position to the second position, increasing the amount of gas discharged from the bag; and, at a second switching time, switches the position of the gas removal members from the second position to the first position, decreasing the amount of gas discharged from the bag; and
the control mechanism sets the first switching time to precede the second switching time, and sets the second switching time to precede the time at which the transverse sealing action performed by the transverse sealing member commences, the control mechanism being configured to control the amount of gas discharged from the bag by making adjustments to the duration of the period for which the gas removal members are at the second position.