US Pat. No. 10,968,576

SELF-PROPELLED CONSTRUCTION MACHINE AND METHOD FOR WORKING GROUND PAVEMENTS

Wirtgen GmbH

1. A self-propelled construction machine for working ground pavements, the self-propelled construction machine comprising:at least two travelling devices supporting a machine frame;
at least one hydraulic drive system configured to drive the at least two travelling devices at a specified drive speed;
a detection device configured to detect fluctuations in a longitudinal speed of the construction machine during movement of the construction machine, wherein the fluctuations in the longitudinal speed of the construction machine are detectable as a vibration by the detection device; and
a control unit configured to control the hydraulic drive system to continuously adjust the drive speed as a function of the detected fluctuations.

US Pat. No. 10,968,575

EARTH WORKING MACHINE HAVING AN INSERTABLE OPERATING SEAT

Wirtgen GmbH

1. An earth working machine, comprising:a propelling unit;
a machine frame carried by the propelling unit;
a working apparatus supported from the machine frame for earth working;
an operator's platform provided on the machine frame, the operator's platform including an operating console;
a seat mount arrangement located in a region of the operator's platform, the seat mount arrangement configured to be brought into releasable mounting engagement with a counterpart mount arrangement of an operating seat; and
a stowage mount arrangement located in the region of the operator's platform and configured to be brought into releasable mounting engagement with the counterpart mount arrangement of the operating seat, the stowage mount arrangement being located below a projecting region of the operating console so that when the operating seat is engaged with the stowage mount arrangement the operating seat is covered by the projecting region of the operating console.

US Pat. No. 10,968,574

AUTOMATIC VIBRATOR ASSEMBLY USABLE WITH A CONCRETE FINISHING TOOL

1. An automatic vibrator assembly usable with a concrete finishing tool and a float having industry standard float adaptor bolt layout, the vibrator assembly comprising:a) a case comprising a lid and defining a case chamber, wherein the case is configured to cooperate with the float's industry standard float adaptor bolt layout and the lid is configured to cooperate with the concrete finishing tool;
b) a vibrator mechanism attached to the case and positioned within the case chamber;
c) a first switch assembly in electrical communication with the vibrator mechanism, wherein the first switch assembly is attached to the case and positioned within the case chamber, comprises a first level sensor, and is configured to selectively engage the vibrator mechanism when a first threshold level of tilt is identified;
d) a second switch assembly in electrical communication with the vibrator mechanism, wherein the second switch assembly is attached to the case and positioned within the case chamber, comprises a second level sensor, and is configured to selective engage the vibrator mechanism when a second threshold level of tilt is identified; and
e) a dock for receiving a power source, wherein the dock attaches to the lid and wherein the power source is in electrical communication with the vibrator mechanism when it is positioned in the dock.

US Pat. No. 10,968,573

FALL PROTECTING FLOORING ELEMENT PRIMARILY FOR COVERING PLAYGROUNDS AND FLOORING COMPOSED THEREFROM

1. A fall protecting flooring element primarily for covering playgrounds and other grounds, wherein the fall protecting flooring element comprises a flat rectangular body having four sides (A, B, C and D) and four corners (E, F, G and H), wherein the flat rectangular body comprisesa base, a lower face, an upper face, and a support surface, the flat rectangular body comprised of a resilient material, the four sides (A, B, C and D) having patterns that enable interlocking several similar flooring elements by form-fitting connections, respective short straight corner sections are provided at the four corners (E, F, G, H) of the flat rectangular body that constitute a part of the side of the concerned side, the patterns comprise alternating sequence of connection tabs having a profile and connection recesses having a profile, wherein the profile of the connection tabs is identical but is the inverse of the profile of the connection recesses, and the support surface is at the base of the flooring element for the support of connection tabs provided on a different flooring element to be interconnected therewith, wherein the sides (A, C) starting from a corner (E) at one end of a diagonal of the body of the flooring element are provided with the same first pattern that have identical connection tabs and identical connection recesses, and the sides (B, D) starting from the corner (F) at the other end of the same diagonal also have an identical second pattern that differs from the first pattern, and the second pattern also comprises identical connection tabs and identical connection recesses that have designs differing from the design of the connection tabs and connection recesses in the first pattern, and the connection tabs and the connection recesses have widths measured along the concerned side that all take their maximum values at a central part of their height interpreted normal to the width in the plane of said upper face from which maximum the width decreases in both outward and inward directions, and respective plates are provided in the first pattern at the bottom of the connection recesses which form an integral part of the body and have a thickness measured normal to said upper face smaller than the thickness of the body, the plates constitute the support surface and the front edges of the plates extend till a straight line interconnecting the corner sections on the associated side, and the connection tabs in the second pattern have a thickness smaller than the thickness of the body which is just by the thickness of the plates in the first pattern thinner than the thickness of the body, and the straight line interconnecting the corner sections falls in the central part of the concerned pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,968,572

FROST RESISTANT SURFACE

1. A frost resistant tile system consisting of:a layer of thermal insulation;
a first deck element, the first deck element having an upper surface and lower surface defining a thickness therebetween, the lower surface of the first deck element disposed above the layer of thermal insulation, the first deck element including a groove sized and shaped to receive a heating element;
a heating element seated in the groove, the heating element having an upper surface and lower surface defining a thickness therebetween with the lower surface of the first deck element disposed below the lower surface of the heating element;
at least one clip disposed within the groove of the first deck element with the heating element releasably secured in the at least one clip,
the at least one clip having an interior surface and an outer surface, the interior surface having a contour complimentary to the geometry of the heating element, the outer surface having a contour complimentary to the geometry of the groove of the first deck element;
a layer of metallic thermally conductive material above at least a portion of the upper surface of the first deck element and disposed directly above the heating element;
a surface tile above the layer of thermally conductive material; and
a controller electrically connected to the heating element so as to be able to activate and deactivate the heating element.

US Pat. No. 10,968,571

PROCESS FOR MAKING MULTI-PLY FIBROUS STRUCTURE-CONTAINING ARTICLES

1. A process for making a multi-ply fibrous structure-containing article, the process comprising the steps of:a. embossing a fibrous structure ply by passing the fibrous structure ply through a high definition emboss nip such that the resulting multi-ply fibrous structure-containing article exhibits a Core Height Value of greater than 0.60 mm as measured according to the Surface Texture Analysis Test Method to form an embossed fibrous structure ply comprising an embossment; and
b. bonding the emboss fibrous structure ply with at least one other fibrous structure ply by a water-resistant bond separate from the embossment of the embossed fibrous structure ply to form a multi-ply fibrous structure-containing article, wherein void volume exists between the bonded fibrous structure plies of the multi-ply fibrous structure-containing article.

US Pat. No. 10,968,570

MULTI-PLY EMBOSSED TOILET TISSUE

1. A multi-ply, embossed toilet tissue comprising a temporary wet strength agent and exhibiting no permanent wet strength such that the multi-ply, embossed toilet tissue exhibits a Total Dry Tensile of less than 2375 g/76.2 mm to about 1500 g/76.2 mm as measured according to the Tensile Strength Test Method.

US Pat. No. 10,968,566

HYBRID CABLE FOR REINFORCING POLYMERIC ARTICLES AND REINFORCED ARTICLES

Gates Corporation, Denve...

1. A hybrid cable for reinforcing a composite article, comprising a core and a wrap; the core comprising a carbon fiber yarn or bundle of carbon fiber yarns and comprising a twist; and the wrap comprising a plurality of metal wires helically wrapped around and completely covering or almost completely covering the core, the plurality of metal wires laid side by side without crossing each other.

US Pat. No. 10,968,565

ARTIFICIAL TURF PRODUCTION USING A NUCLEATING AGENT

1. An artificial turf, comprising:a carrier comprising a bottom side, a top side and perforations;
an artificial turf backing formed on the bottom side of the carrier, in the perforations of the carrier and on the top side of the carrier; and
a plurality of artificial turf fibers fixed to the artificial turf backing such that first parts of the artificial turf fibers are mechanically fixed at the bottom side of the carrier and some portions of second parts of the artificial turf fibers are mechanically fixed at the top side of the carrier,
wherein each artificial turf fiber is formed by a process comprising:
creating a polymer mixture comprising at least one polymer and a nucleating agent for crystallizing the at least one polymer, the nucleating agent being a mixture of an inorganic substance and an organic substance, wherein the polymer mixture comprises 0.2% to 0.4% by weight the inorganic substance;
extruding the polymer mixture into a monofilament;
quenching the monofilament;
reheating the monofilament; and
stretching the reheated monofilament to form the monofilament into each artificial turf fiber, wherein during the stretching the nucleating agent boosts the creation of crystalline portions of the at least one polymer within the monofilament as compared to crystalline portions that would be created from stretching the reheated monofilament extruded from the polymer mixture without the nucleating agent, and wherein the boosting of the creation of the crystalline portions increases a surface roughness of the monofilament.

US Pat. No. 10,968,564

ARTIFICIAL LEATHER AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

SAN FANG CHEMICAL INDUSTR...

1. A manufacturing method of an artificial leather, comprising:providing TPU particles;
heating TPU particles to be melted;
meltblowing the melted TPU to form a first TPU mesh layer;
meltblowing the melted TPU to form a second TPU mesh layer on the first TPU mesh layer, and form a multi-layer TPU mesh layer structure;
heat pressing the multi-layer TPU mesh layer structure to form an artificial leather; and
wherein TPU particles include TPU particles whose melting point is 118° C. and whose Shore scleroscope hardness is 90 A, TPU particles whose melting point is 70° C. and whose Shore scleroscope hardness is 90 A, and TPU particles whose melting point is 192° C. and whose Shore scleroscope hardness is 90 A.

US Pat. No. 10,968,562

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR LASER CLEANING OF FABRIC MATERIALS

1. A method of laser cleaning a material, comprising:applying optical energy to fabric material from a laser emanating from a cleaning appliance, the optical energy having one or more optical parameters selected so as to remove a selected contaminant from the fabric material; and
removing wrinkles or creases from the fabric material using the cleaning appliance.

US Pat. No. 10,968,561

SYSTEM IRON

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A system iron comprising:a body including a steam generator for generating steam;
an ironing plate rotatably disposed on the body and spraying the steam, which is generated by the steam generator, to an outside thereof, a top being hung on an outer side of the ironing plate;
a spreading unit for tensioning the top hung on the outer side of the ironing plate;
a front press for holding a front surface of the top, which is hung on the outer side of the ironing plate; and
a pair of arm tensioners for tensioning sleeves of the top hung on the outer side of the ironing plate.

US Pat. No. 10,968,560

DRYER

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A dryer comprising:a main body;
a drum installed in the main body;
a housing configured to accommodate a condenser such that the condenser is isolated from an inside of the main body and comprising a suction port provided in a rear surface of the main body or one surface of the housing connected to the rear surface to suction outside air into an air supply unit, and a suction port cover detachably coupled to the suction port to prevent foreign substance from being suctioned into the suction port;
the air supply unit configured to supply the air introduced from an outside of the main body through a suction area into the drum;
a discharge unit configured to suction the air from the drum and discharge the air to the outside of the main body, the discharge unit including a discharge fan; and
a heat pump system configured to exchange heat with the air passing through the air supply unit, the drum, and the discharge unit, the heat pump system comprising:
the condenser disposed within the air supply unit and configured to heat the air passing through the air supply unit, and
an evaporator disposed within the discharge unit and configured to cool the air passing through the discharge unit, wherein the evaporator is disposed on a downstream side of the discharge fan within the discharge unit,
wherein the air supply unit is isolated from the inside of the main body such that air in the main body is not introduced into the air supply unit, and
wherein the suction area encompasses the condenser.

US Pat. No. 10,968,559

SUPPORT FOR HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCE, AND HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCE

QINGDAO HAIER WASHING MAC...

1. A support for a household appliance, comprising:a hydraulic plate internally provided with a liquid flow passage;
a sheath fixedly connected with the hydraulic plate;
a regulating support arranged in the sheath and axially movable relative to the sheath;
an accommodation chamber formed by the hydraulic plate, the sheath and the regulating support; and
a flexible accommodation body configured to accommodate a liquid medium and arranged in the accommodation chamber;
the flexible accommodation body configured to extend and retract to drive the regulating support to axially move in the sheath for leveling under an action of pressure;
wherein the flexible accommodation body is provided an opening part, and the opening part is mounted on the hydraulic plate through the sheath in a sealed manner and communicates with the liquid flow passage; and
an upper end of the sheath is fixedly connected with the hydraulic plate and presses the opening part of the flexible accommodation body onto the hydraulic plate for sealed connection.

US Pat. No. 10,968,558

INTEGRATED MOTOR AND GEARBOX DRIVE SYSTEM FOR A WASHING MACHINE

1. A drive system for use in a washing machine comprising:a motor with a stator and rotor;
a gearbox comprising:
an outer casing;
a first gearbox output shaft for driving a basket of the washing machine;
a second gearbox output shaft, coaxial with the first gearbox output shaft, for driving an agitation device; and
a gearbox input shaft, coaxial with the output shafts, driven by the rotor;
a mount element rotationally fixed relative to a tub of the washing machine;
an upper bearing for mounting the gearbox outer casing proximate the tub;
a lower bearing located with the mount element, the gearbox outer casing rotatably mounted relative to the tub between the upper bearing and lower bearing; and
a clutch, selectively operable to engage the gearbox in a first mode to connect the gearbox input shaft to drive at least the first output shaft without speed reduction, and in a second mode to actively drive the first output shaft at a first reduced speed in a first rotational direction while simultaneously actively driving the second output shaft at a second reduced speed in a direction opposing the first rotational direction; wherein
the first gearbox output shaft and the outer casing are rotationally fixed together in the first and second modes.

US Pat. No. 10,968,557

LAUNDRY TREATING APPARATUS

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A laundry treating apparatus, comprising:a cabinet that defines an exterior of the laundry treating apparatus, the cabinet having a side surface that defines a cabinet opening;
a drawer configured to be inserted into and withdrawn from the cabinet through the cabinet opening, the drawer defining a drawer opening at an upper side of the drawer;
a tub that is located inside the drawer, that faces a part of the drawer, and that defines a space configured to store wash water, the tub defining a tub opening at an upper side of the tub;
a drum located inside the tub and configured to rotate with respect to the tub;
a door configured to open and close the tub opening;
a top cover configured to cover the drawer opening, the top cover being spaced apart from the door by a predetermined distance and extending along an outer circumference of the door; and
a buffer that is located at the tub or at the part of the drawer facing the tub,
wherein a gap between the tub and the buffer or a gap between the buffer and the part of the drawer is narrower than a gap between the top cover and the door.

US Pat. No. 10,968,555

METHOD FOR INSPECTING UNBALANCE ERROR OF WASHING MACHINE AND WASHING MACHINE

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method of detecting an unbalance error of a machine-learning-based washing machine, the method comprising:acquiring, by a controller, data of a driving current and revolutions per minute (RPM) of a motor of the washing machine while the washing machine is being operated;
extracting input data from the acquired data;
inputting the extracted input data into a laundry movement identifying model;
determining whether laundry in an inner drum of the washing machine is moving within the inner drum based on an output value of the laundry movement identifying model; and
when it is determined that the laundry is not moving within the inner drum based on the output value of the laundry movement identifying model, detecting the unbalance error based on the data of the driving current and the RPM of the motor.

US Pat. No. 10,968,554

STABILIZATION OF LOOPED FABRIC SURFACES BY FINE-SCALE EMBOSSING

ENGINEERED FLOORS LLC, D...

1. A fabric comprising:a plurality of yarns forming the fabric and comprising a plurality of loops comprising upper loops on a first face of the fabric, the plurality of loops interconnected at a plurality of interlooping points spaced across the fabric by interlooping distances between pairs of interlooping points; and
an embossed micro-pattern disposed on the first face of the fabric, the embossed micro-pattern comprising a plurality of binding points extending into the upper loops on the first face and binding yarns in the plurality of yarns, adjacent binding points in the plurality of binding points separated by a binding point distance, the binding point distance less than the interlooping distances.

US Pat. No. 10,968,553

WATERLESS DYEING MACHINE SUITABLE FOR MIXED FLUID MEDIUM

SOOCHOW UNIVERSITY, Suzh...

1. A waterless fiber dyeing machine suitable for mixed fluid medium, comprisinga fiber dyeing tank suitable for waterless fiber dyeing with high-pressure mixed fluid,
a carbon dioxide medium pressurizing system,
a polar medium pressurizing system,
a fiber loading system,
a circulating dyeing system,
a carbon dioxide separating and recycling system,
a polar medium separating and recycling system, and
an automatic unloading system,
wherein an inlet of the fiber dyeing tank is respectively connected to the carbon dioxide medium pressurizing system, the polar medium pressurizing system and the fiber loading system, an outlet of the fiber dyeing tank is connected to the carbon dioxide separating and recycling system and the polar medium separating and recycling system, and an outlet and an inlet of the circulating dyeing system are respectively connected to the inlet and the outlet of the fiber dyeing tank, and the automatic unloading system is detachably fitted with the fiber dyeing tank, when unloading is operated, the automatic unloading system is connected with the fiber dyeing tank to unload the fibers in the fiber dyeing tank;
wherein the carbon dioxide medium pressurizing system and the polar medium pressurizing system are two separate sets of pressurizing systems;
wherein the carbon dioxide medium pressurizing system mainly comprises a mass flow meter, a booster pump and a carbon dioxide storage tank which are connected in series, wherein the inlet of the fiber dyeing tank is in communication with the mass flow meter;
wherein the polar medium pressurizing system comprises a polar medium evaporator and storage unit, a bidirectional gas medium booster pump and a gas medium mass flow meter which are connected in series, wherein the gas medium mass flow meter is in communication with the inlet of the fiber dyeing tank;
wherein the fiber dyeing tank mainly comprises a pressure bearing tank body and a yarn cage disposed inside the tank body;
wherein the automatic unloading system comprises a suction cover with negative pressure, a fiber conveying pipe and a fiber picking mechanism, the suction cover with negative pressure can be fitted with an opening of the pressure bearing tank body, and the suction cover with negative pressure is connected with an external fan through the fiber conveying pipe;
wherein the fiber picking mechanism is mainly composed of a lifting platform and a fiber gripper; and
wherein the fiber gripper is inclined downwardly and connected to the lifting platform at a certain horizontal angle 0-180°, and is symmetrically distributed by a central axis of the cage column or the lifting platform; each fiber gripper is provided with a plurality of working fingers along the central axis of the lifting platform and the working fingers are arranged in a horizontal direction perpendicular to the central axis of the cage column or the lifting platform; and wherein the lifting platform is placed on the cage column of the yarn cage during operation, and rotate and lift up and down around the cage column, to drive the fiber gripper to loosen impacted fiber layers.

US Pat. No. 10,968,552

SHAPED NONWOVEN

1. A nonwoven fabric comprising a first surface and a second opposing surface and first and second visually discernible zones on one of the first or second surfaces, wherein the first visually discernible zone is free of overlap with the second visually discernible zone, each of the first and second zones having a visually different pattern of three-dimensional features, each of the three-dimensional features defining a microzone comprising a first region and a second region, the first and second regions having a difference in values for an intensive property, wherein the intensive property is one or more of:a. thickness,
b. basis weight, and
c. volumetric density; and
wherein in at least one of the microzones the first region is hydrophobic and the second region is hydrophilic, wherein the first surface has a first TS7 value, wherein the second surface has a second TS7 value, and wherein the first TS7 value is different than the second TS7 value.

US Pat. No. 10,968,551

PLANT AND METHOD FOR CONNECTING A WEB OF FIBROUS MATERIAL TO A NONWOVEN OR CONSOLIDATING IT THEREWITH

Voith Patent GmbH, Heide...

1. An installation for bonding or entanglement of a web of fibres with a nonwoven, comprising:a first circulating belt having upper and lower runs and arranged for having a web of fibre material deposited on the upper run, the lower run having a longitudinal extent in a direction of movement of the lower run and the web of fibre material having an upper side remote from the first circulating belt;
a second circulating belt arranged beneath, parallel to and at least partially overlapping the longitudinal extent of the lower run of the first circulating belt, and receiving the web of fibre material with the upper side facing the second circulating belt;
a third circulating belt arranged downstream of the second circulating belt and outside the longitudinal extent of the lower run of the first circulating belt;
an apparatus for introducing a nonwoven into the installation arranged between the second and third circulating belts;
wherein the second circulating belt and the apparatus for introducing the nonwoven are arranged so that the web of fibre material is deposited with the upper side of the web of fibre material on the nonwoven and the web of fibre material together with the nonwoven are transferred to the third circulating belt; and
water jets arranged for bonding or entanglement of the fibre material and nonwoven on the third circulating belt.

US Pat. No. 10,968,550

TEXTILE SLEEVE WITH ADHESIVE FIXATION LAYER AND METHODS OF CONSTRUCTION AND USE THEREOF

Federal-Mogul Powertrain ...

1. A method of constructing a textile protective sleeve, including:interlacing yarn to form a wall having opposite edges extending lengthwise between the opposite ends, said wall having an innermost surface and an outermost surface extending between said opposite ends, said opposite edges being configured to overlap one another to form a cavity bounded by said innermost surface;
bonding a water-activatable adhesive coating along only one of said opposite edges and along both of said opposite ends with a region extending between said opposite edges and said opposite ends being free of said adhesive coating; and
drying said adhesive coating to render said adhesive coating in a first, non-adhesive state, wherein said adhesive coating can be activated to a second, adhesive state by applying water thereto.

US Pat. No. 10,968,549

FABRIC WITH HIGH SHIELDING PERFORMANCE, PREPARATION METHOD THEREOF, AND APPLICATION THEREOF IN PREPARING ADVERTISING FABRIC

ZHEJIANG DEJUN NEW MATERI...

1. A method for preparing a fabric with high shielding performance, comprising the following steps:(1) yarn selection: selecting a polyester textured yarn with a denier ranging from 15 D to 50 D and a polyester filament yarn with a denier ranging from 15 D to 50 D as yarns;
(2) warp-knitting: knitting the yarns in a warp knitting machine with three guide bars including a first guide bar, a second guide bar, and a third guide bar to obtain a greige, wherein the three guide bars are fully threaded and have a same yarn lapping movement direction, the first guide bar and the second guide bar use the polyester textured yarn for knitting with a modified warp plain fabric structure, and the third guide bar uses the polyester filament yarn for knitting with a chain-stitch fabric structure;
(3) jet dyeing: performing a direct dyeing treatment on the greige by a jet dyeing machine to obtain a dyed fabric; and
(4) post-finishing: carrying out a Stenter setting on the dyed fabric on a Stenter setting machine to obtain a finished fabric with a predetermined width and weight;
wherein the fabric with high shielding performance has a surface compact enough to avoid pinhole light leakage.

US Pat. No. 10,968,548

MACHINE FOR MAKING AN UPPER FOR A SHOE, AN UPPER AND A SHOE THUS MADE

JVC HOLDING SRL, Brescia...

1. A machine for making an upper for a shoe comprising: a reel holder rack, a dial and a sinker crown, a needle cylinder with a vertical axis and forward and backward movement having a plurality of grooves inside of which the needles are slidable controlled by a selection system thereof, a cup element, at least four feeders assembled along the circumference of the machine, a guide, a first brake, a first recovery system for recovering each of the threads to be fed to said needles for forming the upper and a suction bell for unloading said upper, said selection system of said needles comprising a pre-selection cam defining a working path and a non-working path of the heels of the elastic jacks of the corresponding needles and sub-needles of said cylinder and a lifting cam defining a first path for the execution of working stitches and a second lowered path with respect to the first path for the execution of tuck stitches, wherein that said first path and said second path, in said lifting cam, are defined by the upper profile of the lifting cam and by a groove extending onto the face of said lifting cam facing towards said needle cylinder, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,968,547

BULK METALLIC GLASS SHEETS AND PARTS MADE THEREFROM

Crucible Intellectual Pro...

1. An electronic device housing comprising:a molded structure defining an opening configured to accommodate a display, the molded structure including a woven structure comprising:
a first tow comprising a first bulk metallic glass fiber; and
a second tow interwoven with the first tow and comprising a second bulk metallic glass fiber, the second bulk metallic glass fiber bonded to the first bulk metallic glass fiber via a metal to metal bond between the first bulk metallic glass fiber and the second bulk metallic glass fiber, thereby forming a unitary bulk metallic glass structure.

US Pat. No. 10,968,546

HYBRID TWISTED CORD

1. A hybrid fiber cord comprising:a nylon yarn having a first length, a first twist number, a first denier, and a first elongation at break; and
an aramid yarn having a second length greater than the first length, a second twist number greater than the first twist number, a second denier greater than the first denier, and a second elongation at break that is less than the first elongation at break,
wherein the nylon yarn and the aramid yarn have a same cord twist,
wherein the second length is 5% to 20% longer than the first length, and
wherein the hybrid fiber cord has a third elongation at break that is greater than the second elongation at break.

US Pat. No. 10,968,545

CAP PLY REINFORCEMENT CORD

KORDSA TEKNIK TEKSTIL ANO...

1. A cap ply reinforcement laver provided in a pneumatic radial vehicle tire, the cap ply reinforcement layer is located between a tread and a belt package of the pneumatic radial vehicle tire, wherein the cap ply reinforcement layer is formed by winding spirally as a strip, wherein the strip makes an angle with an equatorial plane on the belt package, and the strip comprises at least two cap ply reinforcement cords, wherein each cap ply reinforcement cord is formed by twisting a first aliphatic polyamide yarn and a second aliphatic polyamide yarn together, wherein the first aliphatic polyamide yarn has a linear density of 1400 dtex, and the second aliphatic polyamide yarn has a linear density of 940 dtex.

US Pat. No. 10,968,544

PROCESS FOR MANUFACTURING AIR RICH YARN AND AIR RICH FABRIC

Trident Limited

1. A process for manufacturing a yarn, said process comprising:preparing a plurality of blended slivers, wherein each of the plurality of blended slivers are prepared by blending one or more slivers of a water soluble material with one or more slivers of a base material;
doubling the plurality of blended slivers to obtain a homogenously blended sliver such that a plurality of fibers of the water soluble material in each of the one or more slivers of the water soluble material and a plurality of fibers of the base material in each of the one or more slivers of the base material distribute radially and homogenously across a cross-section of the homogenously blended sliver;
drafting the homogenously blended sliver to obtain a roving such that the plurality of fibers of the water soluble material and the plurality of fibers of the base material distribute radially and homogenously across a cross-section of the roving, wherein at least the plurality of fibers of the water soluble material are caused to be interlinked; and
spinning the roving such that the plurality of fibers of the water soluble material and the plurality of fibers of the base material interlink and distribute radially and homogenously across a cross-section of the spun yarn, wherein further the water soluble material fibers are dissolved by treating with water to obtain the yarn comprising the plurality of interlinked through-pores distributed homogenously across the cross-section of the yarn.

US Pat. No. 10,968,543

WOUND DRESSING FOR USE IN VACUUM THERAPY

CONVATEC TECHNOLOGIES INC...

1. A wound dressing for use in vacuum wound therapy comprisinga wound contact layer comprising an open structure in a form of a net comprising a spun yarn comprising a blend of gel-forming filaments or fibres and textile fibres, the net having a pore or mesh size from 0.5 mm2 to 5.0 mm2 that allows exudate to flow through the net, wherein the yarn has a linear density of 20 tex to 40 tex, wherein the yarn has a dry tensile strength of at least 10 cN/tex, wherein the textile fibers have an absorbency of between 5 g/g and 10 g/g as measured by the free swell method, and wherein the blend of gel-forming filaments or fibres and textile fibres includes only one type of gel-forming filaments or fibres.

US Pat. No. 10,968,542

RING SPINNING MACHINE WITH DISPLACEABLY SUPPORTED SPINDLE RAIL

Maschinenfabrik Rieter AG...

1. A ring spinning machine, comprising:a reciprocating, displaceably supported spindle rail with a plurality of spindles configured thereon;
the spindle rail driven by a motor via a shaft that passes through the ring spinning machine;
the spindle rail arranged along opposite sides of the ring spinning machine in a longitudinal orientation of the ring spinning machine;
the spindle rail subdivided into sections along each of the opposite sides;
cross braces extending between the opposite sides of the ring spinning machine and connecting opposite sections of the spindle rail;
the shaft supported between the sections of the spindle rail,
the spindle rail suspended from at least one cam disc that is seated on the shaft;
a circumferentially biased spring configured with the shaft or the cam disc to provide torsional compensation on the shaft; and
the spindle rail driven in a reciprocating vertical path by rotation of the cam disc and shaft during spinning operations of the ring spinning machine.

US Pat. No. 10,968,541

AIR SPINNING MACHINE AND A METHOD FOR PRODUCING A YARN

Maschinenfabrik Rieter AG...

1. An air spinning machine for producing a yarn from a fiber structure, comprising:a spinneret with an internal eddy chamber;
an intake to the eddy chamber for admission of the fiber structure;
a yarn-forming element in the spinneret in the form of a spindle having an intake opening, the yarn-forming element extending at least partially into the eddy chamber;
an annular gap formed between an outside surface of the spindle and an inside wall of the eddy chamber facing the spindle;
air jets in the spinneret by means of which air is introduced into the eddy chamber to impart a twist to the fiber structure in a region of the intake opening;
an interior draw-off channel in the spinneret having a central longitudinal axis by means of which the yarn is withdrawn from the eddy chamber;
the air jets aligned in a direction relative to a front side of the spindle around the intake opening so that some of the air introduced via the air jets during a spinning operation enters the annular gap and a remainder of the air enters the draw-off channel; and
wherein each air jet comprises a central axis, a shortest distance (a) running perpendicular to the central axis and between the central axis and a reference plane (B) that runs parallel to the central axis and contains the central longitudinal axis of the draw-off channel conforms to the following formula:
a=d/2+D/2+b, wherein
d corresponds to an inside diameter of the air jet;
D corresponds to an inside diameter of the draw-off channel in a cylindrical region adjacent the intake opening;
b corresponds to a distance between an inside surface of the air jet facing the draw-off channel and an inside surface of the draw-off channel in the cylindrical region facing the air jet;
where a has a value of ?0.7 mm to 8.0 mm;
where d has a value of 0.2 mm to 2.0 mm;
where D has a value of 0.4 mm to 12.0 mm; and
where b has a value of ?1.5 mm to 5.0 mm.

US Pat. No. 10,968,539

PROCESS FOR CREATING A FILAMENT

The United States of Amer...

1. A process for creating a polymer filament, said process comprising:providing a first thermoplastic polymer preform having at least one orifice extending the length of said first thermoplastic polymer preform;
providing a supply of a thread that comprises a second thermoplastic material that is different from said first thermoplastic polymer, with the majority of the thread supply located external to the preform at the beginning of the draw process;
inserting the thread in said at least one orifice that extends the length of said first thermoplastic polymer preform;
heating said preform to a drawing temperature; and
pulling said preform under tension to draw said preform down to a filament such that said geometric arrangement is preserved and said thread is included within said at least one orifice extending the length of said filament.

US Pat. No. 10,968,538

FULLY DULL POLYESTER DRAWN YARN AND PREPARING METHOD THEREOF

JIANGSU HENGLI CHEMICAL F...

1. A preparing method for a fully dull polyester drawn yarn, comprising: manufacturing a fully drawn yarn (FDY) with a modified polyester;wherein the modified polyester is a product of esterification and successive polycondensation reactions of an evenly mixed mixture of terephthalic acid, ethylene glycol, 2,5,6,6-tetramethyl-2,5-heptanediol, a fluorinated dicarboxylic acid, a matting agent, a calcined multiphase solid acid base powder and a doped Bi2O3 powder;
wherein the 2,5,6,6-tetramethyl-2,5-heptanediol has a molecular formula of

wherein the fluorinated dicarboxylic acid is selected from the group consisting of 2,2-difluoro-1,3-malonic acid, 2,2-difluoro-1,4-succinic acid, 2,2-difluoro-1,5-glutaric acid and 2,2,3,3-tetrafluoro-1,4-succinic acid;
wherein the matting agent has an additive amount equal to or larger than 2 wt % of the evenly mixed mixture;
wherein the calcined multiphase solid acid base powder is SiO2—Al2O3 and/or SiO2—MgO calcined at 400-700° C.;
wherein the doped Bi2O3 powder is obtained through a process of evenly mixing a Ca2+ solution and a Bi3+ solution to form an evenly mixed solution, then adding a precipitant to the evenly mixed solution until pH=9-10 to obtain a precipitate, and finally calcining the precipitate.

US Pat. No. 10,968,537

FIBROUS ELEMENTS COMPRISING POLYETHYLENE OXIDE

1. A fibrous structure comprising a plurality of fibrous elements and a plurality of active agent-containing particles, wherein the plurality of fibrous elements comprise one or more fibrous element-forming materials and a first polyethylene oxide, wherein the first polyethylene oxide exhibits a weight average molecular weight of greater than 10,000 g/mol but less than 500,000 g/mol as measured according to the Weight Average Molecular Weight Test Method.

US Pat. No. 10,968,535

SIC SINGLE CRYSTAL PRODUCTION METHOD AND PRODUCTION APPARATUS

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A method for producing a SiC single crystal in which a seed crystal substrate held on a seed crystal holding shaft is contacted with a Si—C solution having a temperature gradient such that a temperature of the Si—C solution decreases from an interior of the Si—C solution toward a liquid level of the Si—C solution, in a graphite crucible, to grow a SiC single crystal, wherein the method comprises the steps of:electromagnetic stirring of the Si—C solution with an induction coil to produce a flow, and
heating of a lower part of the graphite crucible with a resistance heater,
wherein the resistance heater is situated, at least in part, approximately horizontally, in a manner facing the lower face of the bottom section of the graphite crucible.

US Pat. No. 10,968,534

PULLING CONTROL DEVICE FOR SINGLE CRYSTAL INGOT GROWTH AND PULLING CONTROL METHOD APPLIED THERETO

SK Siltron Co., Ltd.

1. A pulling control device for growing a single crystal ingot, the device comprising:a pulling drive unit configured to rotate and pull up a seed cable connected to a seed dipped in a silicon melt; and
a pulling control unit configured to output a target seed output rotation number (T_fout) that varies in real time so as to match a rotation form for each length of an ingot according to inputting a preset target seed input rotation number (T_fin), and control a rotation number (f) of the pulling drive unit according to the target seed output rotation number (T_fout),
wherein the pulling control unit comprises:
a determination part configured to determine whether or not the rotation form for each length of the ingot is constant according to the inputting of the preset target seed input rotation number (T_fin),
a calculation part configured to calculate the target seed output rotation number (T_fout) in a functional form according to a determination result of the determination part, and
an output part configured to output the target seed output rotation number (T_fout) to the pulling drive unit according to a calculation result of the calculation part.

US Pat. No. 10,968,533

FEED SYSTEM FOR CRYSTAL PULLING SYSTEMS

Corner Star Limited, Kow...

1. A system for growing silicon crystal structures comprising:a housing including an upper dome and defining a growth chamber;
a feed system attached to the upper dome for delivering silicon particles to the growth chamber, the feed system comprising:
a support mechanism for supporting the feed system;
a container for holding the silicon particles, the container including an outlet for discharging the silicon particles, wherein the container is maintained in a fixed positioned relative to the housing by the support mechanism;
a channel connected to the outlet such that a flow of silicon particles discharged from the container flow through the channel;
barriers disposed in the channel to slow the flow of the silicon particles through the channel, wherein the barriers extend from a bottom of the channel in a direction perpendicular to a direction of flow of the silicon particles within the channel;
a connection flange directly connect to the housing;
a separation valve directly connected to the connection flange, the separation valve movable between an open position allowing the silicon particles to flow through the separation valve and a closed position preventing silicon particles from flowing through the separation valve; and
a rotation flange directly connected to the separation valve and the channel, wherein the channel rotates about the rotation flange, and wherein the channel is disconnected from the outlet when the channel rotates about the rotation flange to facilitate maintaining the system;
and wherein at least a portion of the upper dome is positioned between an opened position and a closed position to facilitate cleaning the system, and the channel moves with the upper dome as the upper dome is positioned between the opened position and the closed position, and wherein the container remains stationary in relation to the housing as the upper dome and the channel are positioned between the opened position and the closed position.

US Pat. No. 10,968,532

METHOD FOR ELECTROLYTIC CLEANING OF ALUMINUM

1. A method for electrolytic cleaning of an aluminum or aluminum alloy body, the method comprising the steps of:(a) providing an aqueous electrolyte, an electrically conductive ferrous electrode, and an electrical current source having a positive terminal and a negative terminal, the electrolyte comprising trisodium phosphate dissolved in water, the electrolyte having a pH generated by the dissolved trisodium phosphate in the water of between about 10 and about 10.5, the electrode being wetted by the electrolyte and being electrically connected to the positive terminal of the electrical current source;
(b) electrically connecting the body with the negative terminal of the electrical current source and wetting the body with the electrolyte, the electrolyte electrically connecting the body and the wetted electrode;
(c) flowing electrical current from the electrical current source through the wetted electrode, the electrolyte, and the wetted body concurrently with step (a); and
(d) stopping the flow of the electrical current after performing step (c).

US Pat. No. 10,968,531

WETTING WAVE FRONT CONTROL FOR REDUCED AIR ENTRAPMENT DURING WAFER ENTRY INTO ELECTROPLATING BATH

Novellus Systems, Inc., ...

1. A method of immersing a wafer into a plating solution, the method comprising:initially contacting a leading edge of the wafer, while the wafer is tilted with respect to a plane defined by a surface of the plating solution, with a plating solution at a first wafer translational speed of at least 120 mm/s, the wafer being moved in a direction toward the plating solution; and
reducing translational speed of the wafer during at least a portion of immersion of the wafer into the plating solution after the initial contacting of the leading edge of the wafer with the plating solution and before the wafer is fully immersed.

US Pat. No. 10,968,530

ELECTROPLATING DEVICE

EBARA CORPORATION, Tokyo...

1. An electroplating device, comprising:an anode holder, which is configured to hold an anode;
a substrate holder, which is configured to hold a polygon substrate; and
a regulation plate, which is provided between the anode holder and the substrate holder; wherein
the regulation plate has a body portion having a first polygon opening following an outer shape of the polygon substrate, and wall portions protruding on a substrate holder side from edges of the first polygon opening, wherein the wall portions comprises first regions and second regions; and
the wall portions protrude over a first distance on the substrate holder side in the first regions which contain middle portions of sides of the first polygon opening, and are notched in the second regions which contain corner portions of the first polygon opening, or protrude over a second distance smaller than the first distance on the substrate holder side in the second regions which contain the corner portions of the first polygon opening.

US Pat. No. 10,968,529

INSULATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF DEPOSITING INSULATION SYSTEMS

General Electric Company,...

1. A semiconductor package, comprising:a semiconductor device disposed on a substrate;
a conductive component interposed between the semiconductor device and the substrate; and
an insulation system at least partially encapsulating the semiconductor device, the conductive component and the substrate, wherein the insulation system is characterized by a dielectric constant that decreases in a direction away from the substrate, and wherein the insulation system comprises at least one composite coating comprising a plurality of particles dispersed in a polymer matrix.

US Pat. No. 10,968,528

STEEL SHEET FOR CANS, AND PRODUCTION METHOD THEREFOR

JFE STEEL CORPORATION, T...

1. A tin mill black plate comprising, on a surface of a steel sheet, a chromium metal layer and a hydrated chromium oxide layer stacked in this order from a steel sheet side,wherein the chromium metal layer has a coating weight of 50 to 200 mg/m2,
wherein the hydrated chromium oxide layer has a coating weight of 3 to 30 mg/m2 in terms of chromium amount, and
wherein the chromium metal layer includes a base portion with a thickness of not less than 7.0 nm and granular protrusions provided on the base portion and having a maximum diameter of not more than 200 nm and a number density per unit area of not less than 30 protrusions/?m2.

US Pat. No. 10,968,527

METHOD FOR EMBEDDING INSERTS, FASTENERS AND FEATURES INTO METAL CORE TRUSS PANELS

California Institute of T...

1. A method for producing a metal core truss panel composite, the method comprising:interconnecting a plurality of sacrificial core truss members to fabricate a sacrificial panel,
wherein each sacrificial core truss member of the plurality of sacrificial core truss members is interconnected with at least one other sacrificial core truss member, such that the plurality of sacrificial core truss members forms an ordered three-dimensional sacrificial core truss structure characterized by a regular pattern;
embedding at least one feature distinct from any sacrificial core truss member of the plurality of sacrificial core truss members and any part thereof to the sacrificial panel, wherein the embedded at least one feature does not conform with the regular pattern of the sacrificial core truss structure and provides a connection point for interconnecting with an external object; and
plating the ordered three-dimensional sacrificial core truss structure and the embedded at least one feature with a layer of a metal to form a metal panel comprising a plurality of metal truss members and at least one seamlessly embedded metal feature, wherein the at least one seamlessly embedded metal feature allows interconnecting of the external object with the metal panel at the same connection point.

US Pat. No. 10,968,526

ELECTROLYSIS CELL OF ALKALI SOLUTIONS

INDUSTRIE DE NORA S.P.A.,...

1. A cell for electrolysis of alkaline solutions comprising:a cation-exchange membrane partitioning the cell into:
an anodic compartment,
a cathodic compartment, and
an alkaline electrolyte consisting of an aqueous solution of caustic soda comprising 10-45% by weight of concentration,
said anodic compartment consisting of a liquid chamber delimited by an anodic wall and by said cation-exchange membrane and filled with the alkaline electrolyte,
said anodic compartment containing an anode suitable for oxygen evolution, the anode comprising a nickel mesh activated with a thin layer of catalyst containing a mixtures of oxides of lanthanum, cobalt and nickel assembled in direct contact with said cation-exchange membrane, the anodic compartment further comprising a feeding inlet and a discharging outlet for discharging the alkaline electrolyte,
said cathodic compartment consisting of a gas chamber delimited by a cathodic wall and by said cation-exchange membrane,
said cathodic compartment containing a gas-diffusion cathode,
said gas-diffusion cathode comprising a carbon cloth having a hydrophilic layer consisting of 20% by weight of a catalytically-activated layer consisting of a platinum, palladium, rhodium or iridium supported on high surface area carbon black, soaked with sulphonated perfluorinated ionomer dispersion and deposited upon the carbon cloth, and in direct contact with said cation-exchange membrane,
said gas-diffusion cathode further comprising an external hydrophobic layer suitable for facilitating the release of hydrogen to the gas chamber, the hydrophobic layer being a mixture of low surface area carbon black and polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) in a 1:1 weight proportion, and
said gas-diffusion cathode being suitable for the percolation of an electrolyte film coming from the anodic compartment.

US Pat. No. 10,968,525

DEVICE AND METHOD OF OBTAINING DIOLS AND OTHER CHEMICALS USING DECARBOXYLATION

ENLIGHTEN INNOVATIONS INC...

1. An electrochemical cell comprising:an anolyte compartment comprising an anolyte consisting of at least one alkali metal salt of a carboxylic acid in a molten state;
an anode in contact with the anolyte;
a catholyte compartment comprising a quantity of catholyte;
a cathode in contact with the catholyte;
an alkali ion conductive membrane separating the anolyte and catholyte compartments; and
a voltage source electrically connected to the anode and the cathode, wherein the voltage source decarboxylates the at least one alkali metal salt of the carboxylic acid into alkyl radicals that react to form a coupled radical product.

US Pat. No. 10,968,524

ORGANIC BLEND ADDITIVE USEFUL FOR INHIBITING LOCALIZED CORROSION OF EQUIPMENT USED IN OIL AND GAS PRODUCTION

Baker Hughes Holdings LLC...

1. A method of inhibiting corrosion of a capillary string or an umbilical tubing made up of stainless steel or a corrosion resistant alloy, the method comprising:introducing an organic chemical blend additive to a production well through the capillary string or the umbilical tubing, where the organic chemical blend additive comprises:
a nitrate,
a maleic acid copolymer,
an organic solvent in an amount greater than 50 wt. %, based on a total amount of the organic chemical blend additive, and
less than 10 wt. % water, based on a total amount of the organic chemical blend additive; and
the organic chemical blend additive inhibiting corrosion of the capillary string or the umbilical tubing.

US Pat. No. 10,968,523

VANISHING VIEWING WINDOWS APPARATUSES AND METHODS

ELECTRIC MIRROR, LLC, Ev...

1. A method to partially decrease a reflectivity of at least two regions on a mirror platform, the method comprising:isolating a first region on a surface of the mirror platform, the first region is a media display device viewing area;
removing a first material from within the first region, wherein a reflectivity of the mirror platform is partially decreased within the first region;
isolating a second region on the surface of the mirror platform, the second region is a back lit area; and
removing a second material from within the second region, wherein a reflectivity of the mirror platform is partially decreased within the second region and the reflectivity of the first region is different from the reflectivity of the second region when the mirror platform is viewed from a front side.

US Pat. No. 10,968,522

FABRICATION OF METALLIC OPTICAL METASURFACES

Elwha LLC, Bellevue, WA ...

1. A method for fabricating a metallic optical metasurface having an array of hologram elements, comprising:forming a first copper layer with a conducting or dielectric barrier layer over a backplane structure by a damascene process, wherein the first copper layer comprises a plurality of nano-gaps vertically extending from the backplane structure, wherein the plurality of nano-gaps is filled with a dielectric material, wherein the conducting or dielectric barrier layer is between the first copper layer and the backplane structure, and also between the first copper layer and the dielectric material;
removing the dielectric material and a portion of the conducting or dielectric barrier layer to form exposed side portions in the nano-gaps of the first copper layer;
depositing a dielectric coating layer over the top portion and the exposed side portions in the nano-gaps of the first copper layer to form protected nano-gaps of first copper layer; and
filling the protected nano-gaps with an electrically-tunable dielectric material that has an electrically-tunable refractive index.

US Pat. No. 10,968,521

GRAIN-ORIENTED ELECTRICAL STEEL SHEET AND PRODUCTION METHOD FOR GRAIN-ORIENTED ELECTRICAL STEEL SHEET

JFE STEEL CORPORATION, T...

1. A grain oriented electrical steel sheet, comprising:a steel sheet;
a coating layer A that is a ceramic coating containing an oxide in an amount of less than 30 mass % and disposed on the steel sheet; and
a coating layer B that is an insulation tension coating containing an oxide and disposed on the coating layer A,
wherein when Gaussian fitting is performed on a 31P-NMR spectrum of the coating layer B within a range of 0 to ?60 ppm, a peak area in a range of ?17 to ?33 ppm accounts for 30% or more of a total peak area.

US Pat. No. 10,968,519

SHEET MATERIAL, METAL MESH, WIRING SUBSTRATE, DISPLAY DEVICE AND MANUFACTURING METHODS THEREFOR

TDK CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A method for manufacturing a display device comprising mounting a light emitting element on a wiring substrate, the wiring substrate comprising:a resin layer comprising a binder and a plurality of catalyst particles;
an electroless plating film provided to form a wiring pattern on a side of one main surface of the resin layer and comprising first electroless plating films and a second electroless plating film; and
a base material provided on a side of an other main surface of the resin layer, wherein:
at least some of the plurality of catalyst particles respectively have exposure surfaces exposed from the one main surface of the resin layer, and the exposure surfaces are scattered on the one main surface of the resin layer,
the first electroless plating films are provided on the one main surface of the resin layer to respectively surround the exposure surfaces of the catalyst particles,
the second electroless plating film is provided to cover the first electroless plating films, and a main surface of the second electroless plating film on a side of the first electroless plating films forms concave portions, respectively, along surfaces of the first electroless plating films, and
the mounting comprises:
forming a connection section on a main surface of the electroless plating film on an opposite side to the resin layer in the wiring substrate, and
connecting the light emitting element to the electroless plating film with the connection section interposed therebetween.

US Pat. No. 10,968,518

CARBON OVERCOAT SURFACE TREATMENT

SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC, ...

10. A method for heat assisted magnetic recording comprising:providing a magnetic recording layer on a substrate;
depositing a carbon overcoat layer over the magnetic recording layer in a deposition chamber at a temperature between about 150 degrees Celsius (C.) and about 250 degrees C.;
attaching a source of purified water to the deposition chamber;
exposing the deposited carbon overcoat layer to the purified water in gas phase in the deposition chamber at the temperature forming a carbon hydroxyl layer on the carbon overcoat layer; and
depositing a lubricant over the carbon hydroxyl layer on the carbon overcoat layer.

US Pat. No. 10,968,516

NANO IMPRINTING WITH REUSABLE POLYMER TEMPLATE WITH METALLIC OR OXIDE COATING

Molecular Imprints, Inc.,...

1. A method of forming an imprint lithography template, the method comprising:forming a polymer layer on a surface of a base layer;
forming a pattern in the polymer layer to create a patterned polymer layer;
selecting an oxide;
determining a desired layer thickness as a function of both the selected oxide and an attribute of the pattern; and
depositing the selected oxide on the patterned polymer layer to form an oxide layer of the determined desired layer thickness.

US Pat. No. 10,968,515

VERTICAL HEAT TREATMENT APPARATUS

TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED, ...

1. A vertical heat treatment apparatus for forming a film by supplying a precursor gas to a plurality of substrates that are held in a substantially horizontal posture on a substrate holder with a predetermined interval in a vertical direction, the apparatus comprising:a processing container including, an inner tube accommodating the substrate holder and an outer tube that is disposed outside the inner tube; and
a gas nozzle that extends vertically along an inner peripheral surface of the inner tube and has a distal end that penetrates from an inside of the inner tube to an outside of the inner tube,
wherein a first gas hole for supplying the precursor gas to the inside of the inner tube and a second gas hole for supplying the precursor gas to the outside of the inner tube are formed on the gas nozzle;
wherein the distal end of the gas nozzle penetrates from the inside of the inner tube to the outside of the inner tube at a ceiling of the inner tube.

US Pat. No. 10,968,514

SUBSTRATE MOUNTING TABLE

TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED, ...

1. A substrate mounting table for use in a plasma-based processing apparatus that performs a plasma-based process on a substrate inside a processing container, comprising:a substrate mounting portion having a front surface subjected to a mirroring treatment and on which the substrate is mounted; and
an edge portion formed in an annular shape to surround the substrate mounting portion and treated to have an uneven shape,
wherein the substrate mounting portion and the edge portion are formed on a bottom surface of a recess formed in the front surface of the substrate mounting table, and
wherein the substrate mounting table further comprises a tapered portion formed on an inner side surface of the recess and having a larger surface roughness than the substrate mounting portion and a smaller surface roughness than the edge portion.

US Pat. No. 10,968,513

PLASMA FILM-FORMING APPARATUS AND SUBSTRATE PEDESTAL

TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED, ...

1. A plasma film-forming apparatus comprising:a chamber configured to accommodate a substrate therein;
a substrate pedestal configured to dispose the substrate thereon within the chamber;
a gas supply source configured to supply a gas including a film-forming gas into the chamber;
an exhaust configured to evacuate an inside of the chamber; and
a plasma generator configured to generate a plasma in the chamber,
wherein a predetermined film is formed on the substrate by exciting the film-forming gas by the plasma generated by the plasma generator,
the substrate pedestal includes a pedestal body having a substantially smaller diameter than that of the substrate and including a placement surface, and a selected annular adjustment member disposed outside the pedestal body, the annular adjustment member has a substantially larger diameter than that of the substrate at its top, and a diameter of the substrate is 300 mm,
the substrate pedestal is configured to accommodate the selected annular adjustment member having a predetermined height of a step according to a processing condition of a plasma processing,
the selected annular adjustment member is composed of a single body made of a single material,
the top of the selected annular adjustment member is a same height as the placement surface of the pedestal body, and
a portion of the top of the selected annular adjustment member is in direct contact with a lower surface of the substrate, and a remaining portion of the top and a side surface of the selected annular adjustment member are exposed to the plasma generated in the chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,968,511

SUBSTRATE BEARING ASSEMBLY AND MAGNETRON SPUTTERING DEVICE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A substrate bearing assembly, comprising:a stage;
a bearing plate provided on the stage for carrying a substrate on which a film is to be formed, a side of the bearing plate being hinged with the stage by a binge member, and the hearing plate being able to be rotated by the hinge member to be perpendicular to a plane in which the stage is located, wherein the hinge member is able to translate on the stage in a direction perpendicular to a side of the bearing plate connecting with the hinge member;
at least one cushioning spacer disposed on a surface of the bearing plate on which the substrate is carried; and
at least one pressure sensor disposed between the at least one cushioning spacer and the surface of the bearing plate on which the substrate is carried.

US Pat. No. 10,968,510

SPUTTER TRAP HAVING MULTIMODAL PARTICLE SIZE DISTRIBUTION

Honeywell International I...

1. A sputtering target assembly comprising:a front surface;
a back surface opposite the front surface;
a sputtering target on at least a portion of the front surface;
a flange extending radially from the sputtering target; and
a sputter trap formed on at least a portion of a front surface of the flange, the sputtering trap including a plurality of particles and having a particle size distribution plot with at least two distinct normal distributions, the plurality of particles comprising metals and metal alloys,
wherein the sputtering target assembly is a monolithic sputtering target assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,968,509

PICKING ASSEMBLY, CRUCIBLE PICKING DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR PICKING CRUCIBLE

SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOE...

1. A picking assembly configured to pick a container having an opening, and comprising:a transmission shaft;
at least two rigid balls; and
a support member carrying rigid balls of the at least two rigid balls;whereintwo of the at least two rigid balls are arranged on two opposite sides of the transmission shaft;
centers of the two of the at least two rigid balls and a center of a cross-section of the transmission shaft are located on a same line;
the transmission shaft is movable back and forth in an axis direction of the transmission shaft;whereinwhen the transmission shaft moves in a first direction toward the container to drive the rigid balls, the two of the at least two rigid balls move away from the center of the cross-section of the transmission shaft, so that a distance between outer edges of the two of the at least two rigid balls away from the center of the cross-section of the transmission shaft is greater than a diameter of the opening of the container;
when the transmission shaft moves in a second direction opposite the first direction, the transmission shaft is disengaged from the two of the at least two rigid balls, the two of the at least two rigid balls move toward the center of the cross-section of the transmission shaft, so that the distance between the outer edges of the two of the at least two rigid balls away from the center of the cross-section of the transmission shaft is less than the diameter of the opening of the container;
wherein a number of the at least two rigid balls is four;
the four rigid balls are arranged in groups of two;centers of the two rigid balls in any one group and the center of the cross-section of the transmission shaft are located on a same line;wherein the support member is a sleeve;
the sleeve comprises an inner cylinder wall and a plurality of extending portions connected to the cylinder wall and extending toward the center of the cross-section of the transmission shaft;
the plurality of extending portions are divided into an upper group and a lower group in an extending direction of the sleeve and arranged on the inner cylinder wall of the sleeve;
the at least two rigid balls are sandwiched between the upper group and the lower group of the plurality of extending portions;
the at least two rigid balls are movable in a radial direction of the cross-section of the transmission shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,968,506

HIGH-MANGANESE HOT-DIP ALUMINUM-COATED STEEL SHEET HAVING EXCELLENT COATING ADHESION

POSCO, Pohang-si (KR)

1. A high-manganese hot-dip aluminum-coated steel sheet comprising:a base steel sheet including, by weight, 5 to 35% of Mn, 0.3 to 6% of Al, 0.1 to 1.2% of Si, and a balance of Fe and inevitable impurities;
a hot-dip aluminum-coated layer formed on a surface of the base steel sheet and including, by weight, 3 to 12% of Si, 0.1 to 10% of Mg, and a balance of Al and inevitable impurities; and
an alloy layer formed at an interface between the base steel sheet and the hot-dip aluminum-coated layer, the alloy layer consisting of, by weight, 40 to 70% of Al, 2 to 13% of Si, 3 to 9% of Mn, 1% or less of Mg, and a balance of Fe and inevitable impurities,
wherein the alloy layer has a thickness of 0.1 to 10 ?m and includes an Fe—Al—Si—Mn-based alloy phase.

US Pat. No. 10,968,505

PROCESS FOR PRODUCING MOLDED MATERIAL, MOLDED MATERIAL, WAVEFRONT CONTROL ELEMENT AND DIFFRACTION GRATING

TOHOKU UNIVERSITY, Senda...

1. A molded material being a diffraction grating, which comprises a Gd-based, Sm-based, Eu-based, Dy-based, Pt-based, Au-based, Pd-based or Ni-based alloy composition capable of being produced as a metallic glass material and which has on a surface thereof a periodic concavity-convexity having a depth of the concavity being 20 ?m or more and not more than 110 ?m, and a Period of the concavity-convexity ranging from 0.4 ?m to 90 ?m, the molded material being produced by a process comprising:a step of heating a supercooled metallic glass material to a temperature which is equal to or higher than a temperature at which a supercooled liquid of the metallic glass material starts to crystallize;
and a step of molding the metallic glass material, during the heating step, for a period of time lasting before a completion of a crystallization process of the supercooled liquid of the metallic glass material, into the material having a mixed phase of metallic glass and a crystalline phase or having a crystalline phase alone,
wherein the step of heating is performed by beating at a temperature increase rate of 0.5 K/s or more and 5 K/s or less.

US Pat. No. 10,968,502

METHOD OF MANUFACTURE OF MULTIPHASE, COLD-ROLLED ULTRA-HIGH STRENGTH STEEL

NUCOR CORPORATION, Charl...

1. A method of making a complex metallographic structured cold rolled steel, the method comprising:a) continuously casting a molten steel into a slab, the molten steel having a composition comprising the following elements by weight:
carbon in a range from 0.02% to 0.2%,
manganese in a range from 1.0% to 3.5%,
phosphorous less than or equal to 0.1%,
silicon less than or equal to 1.2%,
aluminum in a range from 0.01% to less than 0.10%,
nitrogen less than or equal to 0.02%,
copper less than or equal to 0.5%,
vanadium less than or equal to 0.12%,
the composition having no purposeful addition of boron,
and the balance of the composition comprising iron and incidental ingredients;
b) hot rolling the steel slab to form a sheet, wherein the steel sheet has a finishing exit temperature in a range between (Ar3-30) ° C. and 1000° C. (1832° F.);
c) cooling the sheet or the band at a mean cooling rate of at least 3° C./s (5.4° F./s) with coiling of the sheet or the band at a temperature between 425° C. and 825° C. and subsequently, optionally pickling; and
d) cold rolling the sheet or the band to a total cold thickness reduction in a range between greater than 30% and 70%;
e) galvanizing and galvannealing a metal alloy coating on the sheet or the band by heating the steel sheet of step d) to a temperature in the range between 650° C. and 925° C., holding the steel sheet at the temperature range between 650° C. and 925° C. for between 10 seconds and 10 minutes;
f) cooling the steel sheet to a temperature in the range between 400° C. and 550° C.;
g) providing a galvanized and/or galvannealed cold rolled sheet of steps d) through f) having a multiphase microstructure consisting of, in combination, martensite, bainite, and ferrite, martensite between of 35% and 65% by volume, bainite between of 30% and 45% by volume, the remainder volume being essentially ferrite with essentially no retained austenite and a tensile strength greater than 1000 megapascals.

US Pat. No. 10,968,501

TRANSFORMATION PROCESS OF AL—CU—LI ALLOY SHEETS

CONSTELLIUM FRANCE, Pari...

5. A 3-dimensional formed fuselage skin sheet for the aeronautic industry manufactured by a process comprising:a) preparing a molten metal bath comprising aluminum, said molten bath comprising from 3.0% to 3.5% Cu by weight, from 0.8% to 1.1% Li by weight, from 0.25% to 0.6% Mg by weight, from 0.10% to 0.50% Ag by weight, from 0% to 0.35% Zn by weight, at most 0.18% Fe+ Si by weight, 0.04% to 0.18% Zr by weight, other elements?0.05% by weight each and ?0.15% by weight in total, remainder aluminum;
b) casting a rolling ingot from said molten metal bath;
c) optionally, homogenizing said rolling ingot;
d) hot rolling the optionally homogenized rolling ingot, and optionally cold rolling, into a sheet having a thickness of from 1 mm to 8 mm;
e) solution heat treating and quenching said sheet;
f) flattening and/or stretching the solution heat treated and quenched sheet with a cumulated deformation of at least 0.5% and not more than 3%;
g) performing short heat-treatment in which the flattened and/or stretched sheet reaches a temperature ranging from 130° C. to 170° C. for from 0.1 to 5 hours;
h) performing 3-dimensional operation with additional cold working of at least 4% and not more than 8% of the short heat-treated sheet to obtain the fuselage skin sheet; and
i) performing an artificial aging in which said 3-dimensional formed fuselage skin sheet reaches a temperature ranging between 130° C. and 170° C. for 5 to 100 hours;
wherein the 3-dimensional formed fuselage skin sheet is a 3-dimensional rolled product;
wherein the 3-dimensional formed fuselage skin sheet comprises a combination of:
at least one property selected from the group consisting of: (i) Rp0.2 (L) of at least 500 MPa and (ii) Rp0.2 (LT) of at least 480 MPa, and
at least one property measured on CCT760 (2ao=253 mm) test specimens selected from the group consisting of (1) Kapp in the T-L direction at least 160 MPa?m and (2) Keff in the T-L direction at least 200 MPa?m.

US Pat. No. 10,968,500

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR EXTRACTING MATERIALS FROM FLY ASH

1. A method of processing fly ash, the method comprising:burying a collection system at a first depth beneath a top surface of a fly ash pond, the collection system comprising a plurality of spaced laterals coupled with an outlet, each of the spaced laterals defining perforations;
applying water to the top surface of the fly ash pond, above the spaced laterals, such that the water;
percolates through the top surface of the fly ash pond while leaching materials from the top surface of the fly ash pond; and
flows through the perforations, carrying the leached materials into the spaced laterals, through the spaced laterals toward the outlet, and from the outlet into a reservoir;
collecting in the reservoir the water and the leached materials received from the outlet; and
extracting the leached materials from the collected in the reservoir.

US Pat. No. 10,968,498

HIGH-STRENGTH COLD-ROLLED STEEL SHEET WITH EXCELLENT WORKABILITY AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREFOR

Hyundai Steel Company, I...

1. A method for manufacturing a high-strength cold-rolled steel sheet, the method comprising the steps of:(a) reheating a steel slab, which comprises 0.10 wt % to 0.13 wt % carbon (C), 0.9 wt % to 1.1 wt % silicon (Si), 2.2 wt % to 2.3 wt % manganese (Mn), 0.35 wt % to 0.45 wt % chromium (Cr), 0.04 wt % to 0.07 wt % molybdenum (Mo), 0.02 wt % to 0.05 wt % antimony (Sb), 0.35 wt % 0.45 wt % aluminum (Al), and the remainder being iron (Fe) and inevitable impurities, at a temperature of 1150° C. to 1250° C. to obtain a reheated slab;
(b) hot-rolling the reheated slab to reach a finishing mill delivery temperature of 800° C. to 900° C. to obtain a hot-rolled slab;
(c) cooling the hot-rolled slab to a temperature of 600° C. to 700° C., followed by coiling, thereby obtaining a hot-rolled steel sheet;
(d) pickling the hot-rolled steel sheet, followed by cold rolling to obtain a cold-rolled steel sheet;
(e) annealing the cold-rolled steel sheet in a two-phase region composed of ? and ? phases to obtain an annealed steel sheet; and
(f) cooling the annealed steel sheet to a martensite temperature range, followed by overaging.

US Pat. No. 10,968,497

TOOL FOR HEATING AND QUENCHING A STRUCTURE

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. An induction tool comprising:a first tooling die comprising:
a plurality of dielectric laminates having air gaps defined between adjacent dielectric laminates;
a ceramic facing connected to at least some of the plurality of dielectric laminates;
a first contoured smart susceptor contacting the ceramic facing, the first contoured smart susceptor having a curve in a first cross-sectional direction; and
induction coils disposed in some of the air gaps formed between adjacent dielectric laminates, wherein each induction coil of the induction coils extends through a single air gap, such that each induction coil extends between two adjacent dielectric laminates of the plurality of dielectric laminates.

US Pat. No. 10,968,495

LACTOBACILLUS REUTERI AND USE THEREOF

INFINITUS (CHINA) COMPANY...

1. A method of improving metabolic syndrome, modulating intestinal flora, improving irritable bowel syndrome, modulating brain-gut axis, relieving anxiety and/or depression, comprising administering a strain CCFM8631 of Lactobacillus reuteri which is deposited at China General Microbiological Culture Collection Center (CGMCC) with an accession number CGMCC 14394, to a subject in need thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,968,493

RAPID DIAGNOSTIC TEST USING COLORIMETRIC LAMP

New England Biolabs, Inc....

1. A kit for performing multiplex Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification (LAMP), comprising: (a) a plurality of sets of oligonucleotide primers, wherein each set of primers hybridize to a different nucleic acid template sequence for amplifying the different template sequences by LAMP;(b) a strand-displacing DNA polymerase, wherein said strand-displacing DNA polymerase is in a master mix, the master mix further comprising uracil deglycosylase; and
(c) a guanidinium salt; wherein (a)-(c) are in separate containers.

US Pat. No. 10,968,491

GROWTH-INDEPENDENT DETECTION OF CELLS

GeneWeave Biosciences, In...

1. A sample or cell culture comprising a plurality of non-replicative transduction particles (NRTPs) and one or more microorganisms of interest, wherein the plurality of NRTPs are produced using a silent mutation/complementation method or a deletion/complementation method, wherein said methods do not produce bacteriophages or NRTPs that contain a viral genome, and wherein the plurality of NRTPs comprises a reporter nucleic acid sequence, and wherein the growth rate of the one or more microorganisms of interest is less than logarithmic phase.

US Pat. No. 10,968,490

LABELLING COMPOUNDS AND THEIR USE IN ASSAYS

Binx Health Limited, Tro...

1. A compound of formula IA?
wherein:
each X substituent is independently selected from the group consisting of halo, vinyl, alkyl, cycloalkyl, SiR3, SnR3, PR2, P(O)R2, SR, S(O)R, SO2R, aryl, heteroaryl, CHO, CO2R, CN and CF3;
each R is independently selected from the group consisting of alkyl, aryl, cycloalkyl, and heteroaryl;
A is CH2, B is O and c is 2;
a is 0, 1, 2, 3 or 4 and b is 0; andvinyl, alkyl, cycloalkyl, aryl and heteroaryl may optionally be substituted with 1, 2 or 3 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of unsubstituted OH, CN, fluorine, chlorine, bromine, and iodine,wherein F comprises a group selected from the group consisting of succinimidyl ester groups, phosphoramidite groups, maleimide groups, biotin groups, and azide groups; andwherein said compound has an electrochemical potential of at least 450 mV.

US Pat. No. 10,968,482

SUBSTRATES AND OPTICAL SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF FOR PERFORMING SEQUENCING BY SYNTHESIS

Pacific Biosciences of Ca...

1. A method of performing sequencing-by-synthesis comprising:providing an analytic device, comprising:
a waveguide substrate comprising a waveguide core and a waveguide cladding;
an opaque mask layer deposited on a top surface of the waveguide substrate; and
a nanohole extending through the opaque mask layer and into the waveguide cladding but not into the waveguide core;
wherein the nanohole comprises an analyte region, wherein the analyte region comprises an immobilized polymerase/primer/template complex;
providing illumination light into the waveguide core whereby the analylte region of the nanohole is illuminated by an evanescent field emanating from the waveguide core;
providing fluorescently labeled nucleotides, and;
monitoring the stepwise addition of the fluorescently labeled nucleotides as they are added to a nascent strand of the template.

US Pat. No. 10,968,481

GRAPHENE FET DEVICES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS OF USING THE SAME FOR SEQUENCING NUCLEIC ACIDS

Cardea Bio, Inc., San Di...

1. A chemically-sensitive field effect transistor having a multi-layered structure for chip fabrication, the field effect transistor comprising:a substrate layer having an extended body;
a first insulating layer positioned above the extended body of the substrate layer;
a second insulating layer positioned above the first insulating layer, wherein the second insulating layer is configured to form one or more side wall members of a well for a fluid containing an analyte;
a source electrode and a drain electrode each having a top surface and a bottom surface, the top surface separated from the bottom surface by opposing outer and inner side portions, each of the opposed side portions and each of the bottom surfaces of the source and drain electrodes being disposed within or over the first insulating layer, the source electrode being separated from the drain electrode by a distance;
a graphene layer comprising a two-dimensional (2D) monolayer of carbon atoms arranged as a lattice structure and positioned above the first insulating layer and forming a channel between the source electrode and drain electrode; and
a solution gate region configured to form a solution gate above the channel in response to the fluid being flowed over the channel of the graphene layer at the bottom of the opening of the well, wherein the solution gate is configured to enable a set of measurements to be made to determine differences between individual I-Vg curves comprising a first I-Vg curve that serves as a reference curve and a second I-Vg curve having a shifted and changed shape relative to the reference curve based on characteristics of the analyte present in the fluid being flowed over to have direct fluidic contact with the channel of the 2D graphene layer, wherein each I-Vg curve comprises a p-type portion and an n-type portion and wherein the set of measurements for the individual I-Vg curves includes:
an on-state drain current (Ion) measurement taken from a p-type portion of the I-Vg curve;
a first transconductance measurement taken at the steepest and/or flattest sections of the p-type portion of the I-Vg curve;
a Dirac voltage (VDirac) measurement taken at a lowest point of the I-Vg curve;
a second transconductance measurement taken at the steepest and/or flattest sections of the n-type portion of the I-Vg curve; and
an on-state drain current (Ion) measurement taken from the n-type portion of the I-Vg curve.

US Pat. No. 10,968,477

METHOD FOR GENETIC DETECTION USING INTERSPERSED GENETIC ELEMENTS: A MULTIPLEXED DNA ANALYSIS SYSTEM

28. A kit for multiplexed DNA analysis, the kit comprising:a DNA standard, the DNA standard comprising DNA at a known DNA concentration;
at least 15 primer sets selected from SEQ IDS NO: 1-295, each primer set corresponding to a group of chromosomal INNUL markers selected for multiplexing, including for each selected chromosomal marker a forward primer, a reverse primer corresponding to a null allele and a reverse primer corresponding to a filled allele, wherein the forward primer includes a detectable label, and each primer set corresponds to an INNUL marker comprising TARBP1, Ya5-MLS48, Yb8AC1141, Ya5NBC51, HS4.69 (NC000005.10), YaCA1736, Ya5-MLS18, Y5ac2305, Ya5NBC241, Yb8NBC13, CHR20-79712, Yb8NBC106, Ya5-MLS09, Ya5-MLS26, AC4027, Yc1RG148, Yb9NBC10, Ya5NBC216, Ya5ACA1766, Yb8NBC148, Ya5NBC102, SB19.12, or Yb8NBC120; and
instructions directing use of the kit in conjunction with one or more instruments comprising a PCR DNA analysis system, wherein the PCR system provides an amplicon corresponding to each primer set, the amplicons corresponding to each primer set being distinguishable from amplicons corresponding to each of other primer sets by unique combinations of amplicon size and observable label.

US Pat. No. 10,968,475

MONITORING AND ANALYSIS OF NUCLEIC ACID HYBRIDIZATION STATE AND AMPLIFICATION USING L-DNA

VANDERBILT UNIVERSITY, N...

1. A system for performing a polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and monitoring the reaction during temperature cycling using L-DNA, comprising:a sample container comprising a PCR sample including a target D-DNA polynucleotide, a primer D-DNA polynucleotide, a melting L-DNA probe wherein the melting L-DNA probe comprises a fluorescent dye, and an annealing L-DNA probe wherein the annealing L-DNA probe comprises a fluorescent dye,
wherein the annealing L-DNA probe comprises a first L-DNA polynucleotide consisting of a first region and a second region wherein the first region comprises the identical sequence to a target D-DNA polynucleotide sequence region having a first dye component at its 3? end and wherein the second region comprises the identical sequence to a primer D-DNA polynucleotide sequence region having a second dye component at its 5? end, with a hinge region between the first region and the second region, capable of forming a hairpin structure, and wherein the melting L-DNA probe comprises a second L-DNA polynucleotide consisting of a third region and a fourth region wherein the third region comprises the identical sequence to a target D-DNA polynucleotide sequence region having a first fluorescent dye component at its 3? end and wherein the fourth region comprises a sequence antisense to the target polynucleotide sequence region having a second fluorescent dye component at its 5? end, with a hinge region between the third region and the fourth region, capable of forming a hairpin structure,
a heat exchange component for heating and cooling the PCR sample,
a control device for repeatedly operating the heat exchange component to subject the PCR sample to thermal cycling,
an excitation source for optically exciting the PCR sample to detect the fluorescence of the melting and annealing L-DNA probes,
a photodetector configured for detecting fluorescent emission from the melting and annealing L-DNA probes producing fluorescence data signals, and
a processor configured to receive fluorescence data signals from the photodetector and process the signals to control the heat exchanger using the control device.

US Pat. No. 10,968,474

DEVICES FOR DETECTING TARGET BIOLOGICAL MOLECULES FROM CELLS AND VIRUSES

University of Florida Res...

1. A method of detecting a biological target, comprising:providing one or more biological samples;
providing a fluid manipulation system comprising:
a sample isolation module containing one or more filters with micro-scale pores configured to isolate one or more biological samples of a desired size,
wherein the sample isolation module is in fluidic communication with a sample lysis module,
wherein the sample isolation module is configured to receive samples containing the one or more biological samples from outside of the system and configured to send the one or more biological samples of a desired size to a sample lysis module;
a sample lysis module configured to receive the one or more isolated biological samples,
wherein the sample lysis module is configured for thermal or enzymatic lysis to lyse cells and create products of cell lysis, the products of cell lysis comprising biological targets,
wherein the sample lysis module is configured to send biological targets to a biological target purification module;
a biological target purification module configured to receive the products of cell lysis and isolate one or more biological targets with one or more silica membranes or capillaries,
wherein the biological target purification module comprises one or more reagent vessels,
wherein the biological target purification module is in fluidic communication with an assay mixing module and configured to send the one or more isolated biological targets to the assay mixing module;
the assay mixing module comprising a plurality of microbead complex components for generating one or more non-stationary microbead complexes contained in one or more reagents,
wherein the assay mixing module is configured to mechanically and thermally mix the one or more isolated biological targets with the plurality of microbead complex components;
a flow path in fluidic communication with the assay mixing module and configured to receive the one or more non-stationary microbead complexes;
an analysis region comprising a microfluidic glass channel or microfluidic capillary configured to analyze the one or more non-stationary microbead complexes with a spectrometer;
introducing the one or more biological samples comprising biological targets into the sample isolation module;
isolating one or more biological targets from the one or more biological samples with the biological target purification module;
forming one or more non-stationary microbead complexes from the one or more isolated biological targets and the plurality of microbead complex components in a volume of fluid in the assay mixing module; and
detecting the one or more non-stationary microbead complexes in the volume of fluid in the analysis region.

US Pat. No. 10,968,473

METHOD, SYSTEM AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR DETERMINING THE PRESENCE OF MICROORGANISMS AND IDENTIFYING SAID MICROORGANISMS

1. A method for determining the presence of at least one determined microorganism in a Petri dish comprising one or more colonies of microorganisms and a culture medium, said culture medium being adapted to allow the one or more colonies of microorganisms and said at least one determined microorganism, if present, to grow under suitable growth conditions, the method comprising:obtaining at least an initial image of the Petri dish, wherein the first initial image comprises one or more visible pixels, each pixel being associated with a pixel value;
obtaining a first processed image of the Petri dish by applying a first process to the at least one initial image, wherein visible pixels of the first processed image only relate to the pixels associated with the one or more colonies of microorganisms;
obtaining a plurality of second processed images of the Petri dish by applying a second process to the first processed image, wherein visible pixels of the second processed image only relate to the pixels associated with the one or more colonies of microorganisms and a surrounding zone around said one or more colonies of microorganisms;
obtaining a plurality of third processed images of the Petri dish by calculating the difference between the at least one initial image and the plurality of second processed images, wherein the plurality of third processed images comprises visible pixels which only relates to pixels associated with the culture medium;
obtaining a plurality of fourth processed images of the Petri dish by calculating the difference between the plurality of second processed images and the first processed image, wherein visible pixels of the plurality of fourth processed images only relate to pixels associated with the surrounding zone;
determining features values associated with the plurality of the third and the fourth processed images by calculating the difference values between the average pixel values of the plurality of the third processed image and the average pixel values of the plurality of the fourth processed image for at least each colour channel of the Red Green Blue (RGB) colour channels;
determining a value of an indicator of the presence of the at least one determined microorganism within the surrounding zone in the Petri dish by classifying the determined features values;
comparing the value of the indicator with a threshold value;
depending on the result of the comparison, determining the presence of the at least one determined microorganism within the surrounding zone in the Petri dish.

US Pat. No. 10,968,464

ADENOVIRAL VECTOR SYSTEM FOR GENE DELIVERY

Purdue Research Foundatio...

1. A vaccine production system comprising a bovine cell line co-transfected witha. human adenovirus (HAdV) E1 region;
b. a bovine adenovirus E1BL gene; and
c. a bovine adenovirus type 3 (BAdV3) vector with E1A, E1BS, E1BL and E3 regions replaced by an antigenic gene.

US Pat. No. 10,968,446

DIRECTED EVOLUTION OF SYNTHETIC GENE CLUSTER

Massachusetts Institute o...

1. A DNA library comprisinga plurality of distinct refactored Nif clusters, wherein each distinct refactored Nif cluster comprises a refactored version of a same native Nif cluster, said native Nif cluster comprising at least two genes selected from the list consisting of: NifJ, NifH, NifD, NifK, NifY, NifE, NifN, NifU, NifS, NifV, NifW, NifZ, NifM, NifF, NifB, and NifQ; and wherein each refactored Nif cluster is organized into transcriptional units which are composed of a plurality of modular units, each modular unit being composed of one or more genetic components selected from the group consisting of regulatory elements, protein coding sequences, non-coding sequences, and spacers, wherein each refactored Nif cluster is designed to encode a plurality of proteins of a biosynthetic pathway and wherein each of the plurality of distinct refactored Nif clusters is distinct from said native Nif cluster by at least one of the following: one or more promoters in the refactored Nif cluster are different in strength or number relative to the native Nif cluster, one or more ribosome binding sites (rbs) that regulate the expression of proteins encoded by genes in the refactored Nif cluster are different in strength relative to the native Nif cluster, one or more terminators in the refactored Nif cluster are different in number relative to the native Nif cluster, the expression of the proteins is under the control of one or more synthetic regulatory elements, non-essential genes in the refactored Nif cluster have been removed relative to the native Nif cluster, the addition of DNA encoding a restriction enzyme site to one of the 5? or 3? termini of the refactored Nif cluster wherein the DNA encoding a restriction enzyme site is not found in the 5? or 3? termini, a different number of genetic components are present relative to the native Nif cluster, the order of genes in the refactored Nif cluster are different than the order of genes relative to the native Nif cluster, orientation of genes in the refactored Nif cluster are different than the orientation of genes relative to the native Nif cluster, and a different number of genes is present relative to the number of genes in the native Nif cluster.

US Pat. No. 10,968,440

METHOD FOR HIGH-YIELD FERMENTATION OF RECOMBINANT PROLINE AMINOPEPTIDASE AND PREPARATION OF DEBITTERED RICE PEPTIDE

JIANGNAN UNIVERSITY, Wux...

1. A method for high-yield fermentation production of a proline aminopeptidase using a recombinant Bacillus subtilis, wherein the recombinant Bacillus subtilis comprises a gene encoding the proline aminopeptidase, comprising:(1) inoculating a seed medium with the recombinant Bacillus subtilis and culturing to prepare a seed solution;
(2) inoculating a fermentation medium with the seed solution, introducing sterile air at an aeration rate of 1.2 to 1.5 vvm, wherein rotational speed is adjusted as: 200 rpm from 0 to 6 h, 400 rpm from 6 to 12 h, 500 rpm from 12 to 28 h, and 400 rpm from 28 h to the end of fermentation; wherein adjustment of pH is: applying no pH control from 0 to 12 h, setting pH as 7.0 from 12 to 16 h, applying no pH control from 16 to 28 h, and setting pH as 7.0 after 28 h; and wherein temperature is adjusted as: 40° C. from the beginning of fermentation to 8 h, 35° C. from 8 to 12 h, and 33° C. from 12 h to the end of fermentation.

US Pat. No. 10,968,435

AUTOMATED SYSTEM FOR PRODUCING INDUCED PLURIPOTENT STEM CELLS OR DIFFERENTIATED CELLS

New York Stem Cell Founda...

1. An automated system for generating differentiated adult cells from induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC), comprising:a) an automated iPSC plating unit configured for placing iPSCs on a plate;
b) an automated induction unit configured for automated differentiation of iPSCs by contacting the iPSCs on the iPSC plating unit with differentiation factors to produce differentiated adult cells; and
c) an automated sorting unit configured for selectively sorting and isolating the differentiated adult cells produced by the induction unit by identifying markers specific to the differentiated adult cells, wherein the automated sorting unit is configured to simultaneously process multiple samples in parallel; and
wherein the automated system comprises controller software having functionality to control automation of the induction unit and the sorting unit.

US Pat. No. 10,968,428

CORNEAL ENDOTHELIAL CELL MARKER

OSAKA UNIVERSITY, Osaka ...

1. A method for producing a corneal endothelial cell, the method comprising:(a) inducing corneal endothelial cell differentiation in a population of stem cells, and
(b) screening differentiated cells in (a) for expression of at least one cell marker selected from the group consisting of Zona pellucida sperm-binding protein 4 (ZP4), Mas-related G-protein coupled receptor member X3 (MRGPRX3), glucagon-like peptide-1 receptor (GLP1R), 5-hydroxytryptamine receptor 1D (HTR1D), and Clarin-1 (CLRN1), wherein a differentiated cell expressing at least one of the cell markers is a corneal endothelial cell.

US Pat. No. 10,968,423

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ELECTRIC PULSE BASED ACTIVATION OF BIOLOGICAL SAMPLES

GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY,...

1. An electric pulse generation system comprising:a sample loader comprising a cartridge rail and a pair of sample loader electrodes adjacent to the cartridge rail, wherein the cartridge rail is configured to receive a cuvette cartridge that comprises a plurality of cuvettes, and wherein each cuvette of the cuvette cartridge comprises a respective pair of electrodes;
a motor configured to move the cuvette cartridge along the cartridge rail using a mechanical lever that contacts the cuvette cartridge;
a pulse generating circuitry configured to generate an electrical pulse between the pair of sample loader electrodes; and
a controller communicatively coupled to the motor and the pulse generating circuitry, and configured to:
cause the motor to move the cuvette cartridge to a first position, wherein, in the first position, a respective pair of electrodes of a first cuvette of the plurality of cuvettes is electrically coupled and physically coupled to the pair of sample loader electrodes;
cause the pulse generating circuitry to generate an electrical pulse between the pair of electrodes of the sample loader to cause a pulsed electric field in the first cuvette; and
cause the motor to move the cuvette cartridge from the first position to a second position, wherein, in the second position, a respective pair of electrodes of a second cuvette of the plurality of cuvettes is electrically coupled and physically coupled to the pair of electrodes of the sample loader.

US Pat. No. 10,968,422

DEVICE FOR TREATING AT LEAST ONE BIOLOGICAL CELL, NOTABLY WITH A VIEW TO INTRACELLULAR DELIVERY

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA S...

1. Device for treating at least one biological cell comprising:at least one treatment support comprising a receiving surface enabling the adhesion of said at least one biological cell,
at least one actuator configured to deform said treatment support in order to apply a stress to said at least one biological cell, and
a control circuitry configured to control said at least one actuator such that the actuator deforms the treatment support according to a given amplitude of deformation and for a given treatment duration so as to apply said stress to the cell for said treatment duration, wherein
said amplitude of deformation is such that it generates at least one transitory pore in a membrane of the biological cell so as to treat said cell, and
said at least one actuator is configured to apply an energy to said at least one biological cell of about 1×10?18 J.

US Pat. No. 10,968,421

METHOD FOR MEASURING A PLURALITY OF PARAMETERS OF STATE OF A FLUID CONTAINED IN A CONTAINER

Sartorius Stedim Biotech ...

1. A method for measuring a plurality of parameters of state of a fluid contained in a container (10, 10?) configured for a single use, wherein a sensor carrier plate is secured on a wall of the container (10, 10?) in a fluid-tight manner, the carrier plate having a plurality of sensors (S01-S10, S01?-S10?) that measure parameters of state of the fluid, each of which has a sensor head in active contact with an interior of the container (10, 10?) and has a communication link with a data exchange connection to an external control unit (12), and wherein the external control unit (12) receives measurement data generated by sensor heads of active sensors (S03, S05, S01?, S04?, S06?, S07?, S10?) via their communication link and processes them, the method comprising:associating an activation data record (24, 24?) with each of the sensors (S01-S10, S01?-S10?), the activation data records (24, 24?) classifying each of the sensors (S01-S10, S01?-S10?) as being either activatable or nonactivatable;
storing the activation data record (24, 24?) in a storage that is accessible for the external control unit (12);
using the external control unit (12) to access the activation data records (24, 24?) in the storage;
classifying the sensors (S01-S10, S01?-S10?) as being activatable or nonactivatable according to predetermined rules, based on the respective associated activation data records (24, 24?); and
subsequently activating the sensors (S03, S05, S01?, S04?, S06?, S07?, S10?) classified as activatable sensors.

US Pat. No. 10,968,420

BEVERAGE MAKER

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A beverage maker comprising:a water supply module configured to supply water used by the beverage maker;
an ingredient supplier connected to the water supply module, the ingredient supplier comprising a plurality of ingredient holders, each ingredient holder having an inlet and an outlet;
a fermentation module connected to the ingredient supplier and configured to receive ingredients from the ingredient supplier and water from the water supply module;
at least one connection channel configured to connect the outlet of a first ingredient holder among the plurality of the ingredient holders to the inlet of a second ingredient holder among the plurality of the ingredient holders; and
a support holder located in the ingredient supplier and configured to support the connection channel.

US Pat. No. 10,968,419

FERMENTATION BYPRODUCT MANAGEMENT

1. An apparatus for capturing blowoff and fermentation gasses from a fermenter for food or beverages, comprising:a blowoff vessel configured to capture blowoff from the fermenter and positioned externally to the fermenter, the blowoff vessel comprising a first port configured to establish fluid communication between the blowoff vessel and the fermenter;
an airlock in fluid communication between the blowoff vessel and ambient atmosphere; and
a gas receptacle in fluid communication with the blowoff vessel, the gas receptacle configured to receive and store fermentation gases from the fermenter during fermentation, to allow stored fermentation gases to return to the fermenter during suck-back, and to prevent venting of fermentation gases to ambient atmosphere through the gas receptacle; and
wherein the gas receptacle is inflatable.

US Pat. No. 10,968,418

COMPOSITIONS FOR MAINTAINING CLEAN SURFACES AND METHODS FOR MAKING AND USING CLEAN SURFACE TECHNOLOGY

Group Holdings, LLC, Sio...

1. A composition, having a pH between 0 and 5, for creating and maintaining a clean surface, comprising:a. water;
b. silicon dioxide;
c. stearic acid; and
d. a hydrophobic substance;wherein the hydrophobic substance has solubuility in water in a pH between 0 and 5 and is hydrophobic upon drying.

US Pat. No. 10,968,417

SHELF-STABLE HYDROGEN PEROXIDE ANTIMICROBIAL COMPOSITIONS

Diversey, Inc., Fort Mil...

1. A shelf-stable, concentrated antimicrobial solution having a pH of from about 0 to about 3.5, the solution comprising:a. hydrogen peroxide at a concentration of from about 1.5% w/w to 8% w/w;
b. at least one readily biodegradable anionic surfactant in a concentration of from about 10% w/w to about 25% w/w;
c. at least one of salicylic acid and salts thereof, in a concentration of from about 1% w/w to about 8% w/w;
d. at least one chelating agent in a concentration of from about 0.005% w/w to about 10% w/w;
e. at least one acid selected from sulfuric acid, phosphoric acid, benzenesulfonic acid, benzene disulfonic acid, xylene sulfonic acid, toluene sulfonic acid, cumene sulfonic acid, sulfosalicylic acid, naphthalene mono- or di-sulfonic acid, methane sulfonic acid, isethionic acid, or any combination thereof, in a concentration of from about 1% w/w to about 15% w/w;
f. at least one nonionic surfactant in a concentration of from about 1% w/w to about 15% w/w;
g. at least one glycol ether solvent selected from tripropylene glycol methyl ether, tripropylene glycol n-butyl ether, polyethylene glycol phenyl ether, dipropylene glycol methyl ether, propylene glycol n-propyl ether, propylene glycol monomethyl ether, dipropylene glycol monopropyl ether, propylene glycol mono n-butyl ether, dipropylene glycol mono n-butyl ether, dipropylene glycol dimethyl ether, diethylene glycol mono-methyl ether, diethylene glycol monoethyl ether, ethylene glycol monopropyl ether, ethylene glycol monobutyl ether, diethylene glycol monobutyl ether, ethylene glycol monohexyl ether, diethylene glycol monohexyl ether, ethylene glycol phenyl ether, or any combination thereof; and
h. water q.s. to 100;
wherein the solution is substantially free of ingredients selected from the group consisting of peroxycarboxylic acids, acetic acid, furoic acid, phenylacetic acid, cationic surfactants, amphoteric surfactants, aromatic alcohols, halogen acids, phenols, peracid activators, and bleaches.

US Pat. No. 10,968,413

VINYL-BASED COMB POLYMER

KANEKA CORPORATION, Osak...

1. A vinyl-based comb copolymer that is a polymer of:a polyisobutylene-based macromonomer; and
a vinyl-based monomer,
wherein the polyisobutylene-based macromonomer comprises at least 0.8 (meth)acryloyl groups represented by general formula (1) at one end of a main chain per molecule,

wherein R1 is hydrogen or a methyl group, R2 is a divalent saturated hydrocarbon group having 2 to 6 carbon atoms and having no hetero atoms, and R3 and R4 each are hydrogen, a monovalent hydrocarbon group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, or an alkoxy group.

US Pat. No. 10,968,411

PREVENTING HYDRATE FORMATION IN A FLOWLINE

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A system comprising:a water content sensor positioned within a flowline downstream of a well-choke, the water content sensor configured to determine a water content percentage of a production fluid flowing through the flowline;
a temperature sensor positioned downstream of the well-choke, the temperature sensor configured to determine a temperature of the production fluid flowing through the flowline;
a heating jacket surrounding at least a portion of the flowline, the heating jacket configured to transfer heat into the flowline; and
a controller configured to:
receive a signal from each of the water content sensor and the temperature sensor, and
control the heating jacket responsive to a signal from each of the water content sensor and the temperature sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,968,410

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SYNTHESIZING METHANE GAS FROM CARBON DIOXIDE AND HYDROGEN AT ROOM TEMPERATURE AND ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE

INDUSTRY-ACADEMIC COOPERA...

1. A method of synthesizing methane gas, the method comprising:a gas supply step of supplying carbon dioxide (CO2) gas, hydrogen (H2) gas, nitrogen gas, and argon (Ar) gas to a reactor containing a ruthenium catalyst, wherein a total flow rate of the carbon dioxide gas, the hydrogen gas and the nitrogen gas is 50 mL/min, and the argon gas is added at 30 mL/min so that the total flow rate of the supplying gases is 80 mL/min;
a methane gas synthesis step of synthesizing methane (CH4) gas by forming dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) plasma on the ruthenium catalyst in the reactor at room temperature and atmospheric pressure; and
a separation step, followed by the methane gas synthesis step, of separating the synthesized methane gas,
wherein in the methane gas synthesis step, ionization of the carbon dioxide and the hydrogen is promoted by the dielectric barrier discharge (DBD) plasma, and synthesis of the methane gas from the carbon dioxide and the hydrogen is promoted by the ruthenium catalyst; and
the whole method from the gas supply step to the separation step is free from using a heating or pressurization device.

US Pat. No. 10,968,409

FUEL ADDITIVE FOR CLEANING AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

1. A method for cleaning the combustion chamber of an internal combustion engine during operation of the engine, comprising:providing a fuel; and
burning the fuel, wherein the fuel contains a fuel additive comprising at least one diarylamine, which can be alkylated,
wherein the at least one diarylamine is selected from diarylamines of general formula (I):

where R1 to R7 independently of one another are selected from hydrogen, C1-14 alkyl, C2-14 alkenyl or C5-12 aryl,
wherein two groups from R1 to R6 on an adjacent C atom together form a 5-, 6- or 7-membered ring.

US Pat. No. 10,968,407

PYROLYSIS GASIFIER COMPRISING AUTOMATIC ASH PROCESSOR

1. A pyrolysis gasifier, comprising:a tubular body configured to receive and pyrolyze a combustible waste;
a bottom door disposed below the tubular body to selectively seal the tubular body;
a main frame supporting the tubular body;
a base frame supporting the bottom door;
an automatic ash processor configured to, while traveling in one direction, push and remove ash remaining on the bottom door after pyrolysis of the combustible waste; and
a guide frame supporting the automatic ash processor and configured to guide the travel of the automatic ash processor,
wherein the bottom door includes a door body, a lower cooling jacket provided within the door body and provided with an internal space through which a coolant can circulate, a coolant supply pipe connected to the lower cooling jacket and configured to provide a passage for supplying the coolant to the lower cooling jacket, a coolant discharge pipe connected to the lower cooling jacket and configured to provide a passage for discharging the coolant from the lower cooling jacket, and a cableveyor connected to the coolant supply pipe and the coolant discharge pipe and configured to be deformed in response to upward/downward movement of the door body.

US Pat. No. 10,968,406

APPARATUS AND PROCESS FOR THE HYDROCONVERSION OF HEAVY OIL PRODUCTS

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

1. Apparatus for the hydroconversion of heavy oil products which constitute the fresh load, said apparatus comprising:a slurry bubble column hydroconversion reactor, which comprises a feed line in which the fresh load and the recirculated slurry phase are conveyed, an inlet line for a hydrogenating stream and an outlet for a reaction effluent through an outlet nozzle;
a high pressure and high temperature stripping column placed downstream of the reactor and directly connected to the reactor head through a pipeline in which the reaction effluent flows; said column having an inlet line for a stripping gas, an inlet for the reactor effluent, a head outlet for steam and an outlet for the slurry phase;
lines and means for recirculating the slurry leaving the stripping column;
lines and means for taking a drain stream, which has the function of preventing the accumulation of solids in the reactor,said stripping column characterized in that it contains one or more contact devices that allow physical contact to be created between different phases; and wherein the pipeline connecting the reactor head to the stripping column is composed of a vertical portion, connected to the outlet placed on the reactor head, followed by a pipeline portion which is connected with an inlet to the stripping column, said portion being inclined downwards with an inclination comprised between 2% and 10%, calculated with respect to the horizontal plane orthogonal to the reactor axis and the stripping column axis.

US Pat. No. 10,968,405

CATALYTIC REMEDY FOR ADVANCED UCO BLEED REDUCTION IN RECYCLE HYDROCRACKING OPERATIONS

Chevron U.S.A. Inc., San...

1. A two-stage hydrocracking process with recycle for converting a petroleum feed to lower boiling products, which process comprises:(i) hydrotreating a petroleum feed comprising ARDS VGO in a first stage reaction column in the presence of hydrogen to produce a hydrotreated effluent stream comprising a liquid product;
(ii) passing at least a portion of the hydrotreated stream effluent to a hydrocracking stage comprising more than one reaction zone in a second reaction column, with the effluent passed to a first reaction zone in the hydrocracking stage in the second reaction column, with the first reaction zone comprising a self-supported multi-metallic catalyst prepared from a precursor in the hydroxide form, and with the first reaction zone being the top level of the second reaction column, to produce a first hydrocracked effluent stream;
(iii) passing the first hydrocracked effluent stream to a second reaction zone of the hydrocracking stage;
(iv) passing bottoms from the hydrocracking stage to a distillation column;
(v) recovering a bottoms fraction from the distillation column and recycling at least a portion of the bottoms fraction to the hydrotreating first stage and/or to the hydrocracking stage; and
(vi) passing a minimized portion of the bottoms fraction in (v) to an FCC unit.

US Pat. No. 10,968,404

PYROLYSIS TAR UPGRADING

ExxonMobil Chemical Paten...

1. A process for preparing a low sulfur liquid hydrocarbon product comprising:i) heat soaking a tar stream to obtain a first process stream comprising reduced reactivity tar;
ii) blending the first process stream with a utility fluid to reduce the viscosity of the first process stream and obtain a second process stream comprising reduced reactivity, lower viscosity tar;
iii) removing solids from the second process stream to provide a third process stream comprising a reduced reactivity, lower viscosity tar that is substantially free of solids of size larger than 25 ?m;
iv) passing the third process stream through a guard reactor that further removes reactive olefins and residual solids to produce an upgraded third process stream, and then pretreating the upgraded third process stream to further lower the reactivity of the tar and obtain a fourth process stream having a Bromine Number (BN) lower than 12;
v) hydrogenating and desulfurizing the fourth process stream and recovering a total liquids product (TLP);
vi) distilling the TLP and recovering a mid-cut of the distillation products and a heavy bottoms fraction;
vii) desulfurizing the heavy bottoms fraction to obtain a low sulfur product having a sulfur content of about 0.3 wt. % or less.

US Pat. No. 10,968,403

HYDROCRACKER ACTIVITY MANAGEMENT

Marathon Petroleum Compan...

10. A process to increase demetallization, hydrodenitrogenation, and hydrodesulfurization of a hydrocarbon feedstock prior to hydrocracking, the process comprising:heating a guard reactor containing catalyst positioned therein to an elevated temperature exceeding about 700 degrees Fahrenheit;
introducing a hydrocarbon feedstock into the guard reactor, wherein the elevated temperature of the guard reactor increases hydrocarbon feedstock metal penetration into pores of the guard reactor catalyst to increase demetallization of the hydrocarbon feedstock;
operating the guard reactor to create at least partially demetallized, denitrogenated, and desulfurized hydrocarbon feedstock, wherein the elevated temperature of the guard reactor initially increases rates of hydrodenitrogenation and hydrodesulfurization of the hydrocarbon feedstock, such rates of hydrodenitrogenation and hydrodesulfurization gradually decreasing as the guard reactor catalyst is increasingly poisoned by hydrocarbon feedstock metals;
passing the at least partially demetallized, denitrogenated, and desulfurized hydrocarbon feedstock to a treating reactor having catalyst positioned therein;
operating the treating reactor to further denitrogenate and desulfurize the at least partially demetallized, denitrogenated, and desulfurized hydrocarbon feedstock to create a treated hydrocarbon feedstock,
wherein life expectancy of the catalyst of the guard reactor is decreased to increase life expectancy of the catalyst of the treating reactor, thereby providing the treating reactor with an increased life span;
sending the treated hydrocarbon feedstock to a hydrocracking reactor; and
hydrocracking the treated hydrocarbon feedstock.

US Pat. No. 10,968,402

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR THE CONTROL OF WATER CONCENTRATION IN CRUDE OIL ENTERING THE DEHYDRATORS

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A method, comprising:controlling water separation in a hydrocarbon stream flowing through a separator train comprising one or more separator vessels located upstream of a dehydrator by manipulating a demulsifier flowrate added to the separator train by:
receiving data from a real-time process test of the separation train;
estimating model fit parameters to the data to generate a water separation profile (WSP) correlating water draw-off and demulsifier flowrate for the separation train;
determining a maximum and a minimum demulsifier flowrate from the WSP;
receiving, from an operator, a separation performance for a target water separation value entering the dehydrator downstream from the separator train; and
adjusting the demulsifier flowrate according to the WSP to achieve the target water separation entering the dehydrator.

US Pat. No. 10,968,401

DESALTER/DEHYDRATOR SYSTEM

FORUM US, INC., Houston,...

1. A desalter/dehydrator system, comprising:a pressure vessel having a top end and a bottom end;
a first plurality of electrodes and a second plurality of electrodes positioned below the first plurality of electrodes configured to generate an electric field within the pressure vessel;
a first fluid inlet extending through the top end;
a first distribution header coupled to the first fluid inlet, wherein the first distribution header is disposed within the pressure vessel and configured to inject an oil/water emulsion into the pressure vessel at a location within the electric field generated within the pressure vessel;
a second fluid inlet extending through the bottom end;
a second distribution header coupled to the second fluid inlet, wherein the second distribution header is disposed within the pressure vessel and configured to inject the same or a different oil/water emulsion into the pressure vessel at a location below all of the electrodes disposed within the pressure vessel;
a control unit in communication with a flow control device that is configured to control fluid flow into the first distribution header only, the second distribution header only, and simultaneously into both the first and second distribution headers, wherein the control unit is configured to communicate a signal to actuate the flow control device in response to a voltage decrease or a current increase applied to the second plurality of electrodes caused by a ground path created by water within the pressure vessel that extends between the second plurality of electrodes and a wall of the pressure vessel to direct fluid flow through the first distribution header only and stop fluid flow through the second distribution header;
a power source to supply power to one or more of the first plurality of electrodes or the second plurality of electrodes via a first communication line coupled to the power source, wherein the first communication line extends through the wall of the pressure vessel; and
at least one sensor coupled to the second plurality of electrodes, wherein the at least one sensor is configured to measure a voltage or a current applied to the second plurality of electrodes and communicate the measured voltage or the measured current to the control unit via a second communication line coupled to the control unit to detect the voltage decrease or the current increase, wherein the second communication line extends through the wall of the pressure vessel.

US Pat. No. 10,968,400

PROCESS TO REMOVE OLEFINS FROM LIGHT HYDROCARBON STREAM BY MERCAPTANIZATION FOLLOWED BY MEROX REMOVAL OF MERCAPTANS FROM THE SEPARATED STREAM

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A process for treating an olefin-containing light naphtha feedstock, the process comprising:a. introducing the light naphtha feedstock containing olefins, an internally-produced mercaptan stream and an alkali caustic solution into a mercaptan oxidation treatment zone to produce a spent caustic and alkali metal alkane thiolate mixture stream and sweet light naphtha product stream that is substantially mercaptan free and comprises olefins;
b. passing the spent caustic and alkali metal alkane thiolate mixture stream, catalyst, and air into a wet air oxidation zone to produce a regenerated spent caustic stream and a disulfide oils product stream;
c. recovering the disulfide oils product stream;
d. passing the sweet light naphtha product stream and hydrogen sulfide into a mercaptanization zone containing a catalyst and catalytically reacting hydrogen sulfide with the olefins to produce a treated effluent stream that is substantially free of olefins;
e. passing the treated effluent stream to a fractionation zone and recovering a sweet light naphtha product stream and the internally-produced mercaptan stream of step (a).

US Pat. No. 10,968,399

ONLINE COKE REMOVAL IN A HEATER PASS

CITGO PETROLEUM CORPORATI...

1. A method for removing coke deposits from within passes of a crude oil heater, said passes located within a heater configured to provide heated crude oil to a crude oil processing unit, said crude oil processing unit configured to accept a feed stream which includes steam, comprising:during operation of said crude oil processing unit receiving heated crude oil from said heater, reducing the flow rate of crude oil to said heater and said crude oil processing unit;
reducing the temperature on at least one pass within said heater;
after reducing the temperature on said at least one pass, reducing the crude oil flow rate to said at least one pass;
flowing dry steam through a steam line providing steam to said at least one pass;
holding said dry steam on said at least one pass for a period of time sufficient to provide coke removal from interior walls of said pass;
increasing the temperature on said at least one pass, such that coke deposit removal occurs; and
raising the flow rate of crude oil to said heater and said crude oil processing unit.

US Pat. No. 10,968,397

RENEWABLE HYDROCARBONS, METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME AND USE THEREOF

NESTE OYJ, Espoo (FI)

1. A method for conversion of levulinic acid comprising:providing a feedstock containing levulinic acid;
a conversion step of subjecting the feedstock to a C—C coupling reaction, wherein the C—C coupling reaction is carried out using an acidic ion exchange resin carrying a hydrogenating metal, as a catalyst, and to a hydrotreatment so as to produce a product containing levulinic acid dimer derivatives having 4 oxygen atoms, wherein the hydrotreatment is carried out in a separate mild hydrodeoxygenation (HDO) step after the C—C coupling reaction at a temperature of from 235° C. to 270° C. so as to produce the product containing levulinic acid dimer derivatives having 4 oxygen atoms;
adjustment of levulinic acid dimer derivatives having 4 oxygen atoms by performing a mild hydrogenation step after completion of the C—C coupling reaction and the mild HDO step; and
a hydrodeoxygenation step of subjecting at least the levulinic acid dimer derivatives to a hydrodeoxygenation (HDO) reaction to produce a HDO product, wherein a content of levulinic acid dimer derivatives having 4 oxygen atoms relative to all levulinic acid dimer derivatives is 20 wt.-% or more, wherein the HDO product contains at least 5% by weight of hydrocarbons derived from levulinic acid trimers.

US Pat. No. 10,968,396

METHOD AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCING NEEDLE COKE FROM AROMATIC POLYMER MATERIAL AND AROMATIC BOTTOMS OF AN AROMATIC RECOVERY COMPLEX

SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY...

1. A method for converting an aromatic polymer material and an aromatic bottoms to needle-grade coke, the method comprising:supplying the aromatic bottoms from an aromatic recovery complex;
mixing the aromatic polymer material with the aromatic bottoms to obtain an aromatic polymer mixture comprising the aromatic polymer material and the aromatic bottoms;
delayed coking the aromatic polymer mixture to obtain petroleum green coke and volatile components;
fractionating the volatile components to obtain distillate products; and
calcining the petroleum green coke to obtain needle coke.

US Pat. No. 10,968,395

MULTI-MODAL BEDS OF COKING MATERIAL

SUNCOKE TECHNOLOGY AND DE...

1. A method of coking beds of material, the method comprising:processing a first bed of carbon-containing material in a coking oven to produce a first volume of coke and a first volume of waste material; and
preparing a second bed of carbon-containing material, comprising a quantity of particulate coking material, having a first particulate size and a first moisture content, and the first volume of waste material, having a second particulate size that is smaller than the first particulate size and a second moisture content; a moisture content differential existing between the first moisture content and the second moisture content that increases an adhesion strength between the particulate coking material and first volume of waste material; the particulate coking material being combined with the first volume of waste material, such that the particulate coking material is distributed in a manner that defines a plurality of void spaces between individual particulates within the particulate coking material and the voids are at least partially filled with the first volume of waste material, to define the second bed of carbon-containing material as a multi-modal bed of material having a generally uniform distribution of particulate coking material and first volume of waste material from a bottom portion of the second bed of carbon-containing material to an upper portion of the second bed of carbon containing coking material, wherein the first volume of waste material approximates less than 10% by weight of the multi-modal bed of material;
processing the second bed of carbon-containing material in the coking oven to produce a second volume of coke and a second volume of waste material; the second volume of waste material being smaller than the first volume of waste material.

US Pat. No. 10,968,394

PROCESS FOR CONVERSION OF PLASTICS INTO FUEL

1. A process for thermal cracking of a feedstock of plastic materials in an apparatus, the apparatus comprising:a mixing and melting device;
a pyrolysis chamber; and
a reflux column connected to a gas exit of the pyrolysis chamber, wherein the reflux column comprises an upper extremity and a plurality of crossflow trays, the plurality of crossflow trays including an upper tray disposed above a lower tray, the reflux column comprises a partial condenser disposed in the upper extremity of the reflux column, wherein the plurality of crossflow trays are valve trays, the valve trays having a plurality of valves, each valve of the plurality of valves having a corresponding cap disposed thereupon; and
wherein the process comprises the steps of melting the feedstock in the mixing and melting device, conveying melted feedstock in the pyrolysis chamber, where said melted feedstock is heated in a substantially oxygen purged environment to convert it into pyrolysis gases, said process further comprising the steps of:
driving pyrolysis gases from the pyrolysis chamber into the reflux column, returning pyrolysis gases condensed in the reflux column into the pyrolysis chamber, distilling pyrolysis gases exiting the partial condenser of the reflux column, to provide one or more fuel products;
wherein distilling pyrolysis gases exiting the partial condenser is done by flash distillation in a flash distillation column, the flash distillation column having an upper portion disposed above a lower portion; and
wherein the flash distillation step comprises partial recirculation of liquid heavy hydrocarbons obtained at the bottom of the flash distillation column in the lower portion of the flash distillation column by spraying said heavy hydrocarbons.

US Pat. No. 10,968,393

COKE OVENS HAVING MONOLITH COMPONENT CONSTRUCTION

SUNCOKE TECHNOLOGY AND DE...

12. A coke oven chamber, comprising:a sole flue portion, comprising:
a sole flue front wall extending upward from a sole flue floor;
a sole flue back wall opposite the sole flue front wall;
a first sole flue sidewall extending upward from the sole flue floor between the sole flue front wall and the sole flue back wall;
a second sole flue sidewall extending upward from the sole flue floor and opposite the first sole flue sidewall;
a monolith sole flue crown above the sole flue floor and having a flat upper surface that defines an oven chamber floor surface, wherein first and second end portions of the monolith sole flue crown are supported by respective upper end portions of the first and second sole flue sidewalls; and
a front wall extending upward from the sole flue portion;
a back wall opposite the front wall;
a first sidewall extending vertically upward and between the front wall and the back wall;
a second sidewall opposite the first sidewall; and
a crown positioned above the monolith sole flue section and spanning from the first sidewall to the second sidewall.

US Pat. No. 10,968,392

LIQUID CRYSTAL ALIGNING AGENT FOR PHOTOALIGNMENT, LIQUID CRYSTAL ALIGNMENT FILM AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE USING IT, AND DIAMINE AND POLYMER

JNC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A liquid crystal aligning composition for photoalignment, which comprises a polymer having a structural unit comprising a photoreactive structure represented by the following formula (1):
wherein R1 and R2 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, or a group represented by the following formula (1-1) or (1-2), wherein at least one of R1 and R2 is a group represented by the formula (1-1) or (1-2);
* represents a bonding position at a benzene ring, and is a position substitutable with a hydrogen atom in one of the benzene rings, and a position substitutable with a hydrogen atom in the other benzene ring;
a hydrogen atom in the benzene rings may be substituted with a substituent,

wherein R4 and R5 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted alkanoyl group, or a substituted or unsubstituted arylcarbonyl group; and
* represents a bonding position to a benzene ring in the formula (1),
wherein the structural unit comprising the photoreactive structure undergoes a chemical reaction by heating, and
wherein the polymer is at least one polymer selected from the group consisting of a polyamic acid, a polyimide, a partial polyimide, a polyamic acid ester, a polyamic acid-polyamide copolymer, and a polyamideimide.

US Pat. No. 10,968,391

LIQUID CRYSTAL COMPOSITION AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY INCLUDING THE SAME (II)

DAXIN MATERIALS CORP., T...

1. A liquid crystal composition, comprising:at least one monofunctional compound selected from the group consisting of a monofunctional compound represented by Formula (1) and a monofunctional compound represented by Formula (2), and
at least one multifunctional compound selected from the group consisting of a difunctional compound represented by Formula (3) and a multifunctional compound represented by Formula (4),

wherein
R3 represents a radical of

R4 represents a radical of

X1 to X6, Y1 to Y6, and W1 to W6 are each, independently of one another, selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, hydroxyl, halogen, a C1-C15 straight alkyl group, a C3-C15 branched alkyl group, a C2-C15 straight alkenyl group, a C3-C15 branched alkenyl group, a C2-C15 straight alkynyl group, and a C4-C15 branched alkynyl group, wherein each of said C1-C15 straight alkyl group, said C3-C15 branched alkyl group, said C2-C15 straight alkenyl group, said C3-C15 branched alkenyl group, said C2-C15 straight alkynyl group, and said C4-C15 branched alkynyl group is unsubstituted or substituted with at least one radical selected from the group consisting of halogen and hydroxyl, and at least one —CH2— group in each of said C1-C15 straight alkyl group, said C3-C15 branched alkyl group, said C2-C15 straight alkenyl group, said C3-C15 branched alkenyl group, said C2-C15 straight alkynyl group, and said C4-C15 branched alkynyl group is optionally replaced with a ring radical;
Z1 to Z9 are each, independently of one another, selected from the group consisting of a single bond and a spacer group;
rings A1 to A7 are each, independently of one another, selected from the group consisting of 1,4-phenylene, 1,4-cyclohexylene, 1,4-cyclohexenylene, pyridine-2,5-diyl, pyrimidine-2,5-diyl, naphthalene-2,6-diyl, naphthalene-1,4-diyl, tetrahydronaphthalene-2,6-diyl, 1,3-dioxane-2,5-diyl, benzofuran-2,5-diyl, tetrahydropyran-2,5-diyl, a divalent dioxa-bicyclo[2.2.2]octyl functional group, a divalent trioxa-bicyclo[2.2.2]octyl functional group, and indane-2,5-diyl, each of which is unsubstituted or substituted with at least one radical selected from the group consisting of a C1-C8 alkyl group, a C1-C8 haloalkyl group, a C1-C8 alkoxyl group, halogen, a cyano group, and a nitro group;
R1 and R2 are each, independently of one another, selected from the group consisting of a C1-C70 straight alkyl group, a C3-C70 branched alkyl group, a C2-C70 straight alkenyl group, a C3-C70 branched alkenyl group, a C2-C70 straight alkynyl group, and a C4-C70 branched alkynyl group, wherein each of said C1-C70 straight alkyl group, said C3-C70 branched alkyl group, said C2-C70 straight alkenyl group, said C3-C70 branched alkenyl group, said C2-C70 straight alkynyl group, and said C4-C70 branched alkynyl group is unsubstituted or substituted with at least one halogen atom, and at least one —CH2—group in each of said C1-C70 straight alkyl group, said C3-C70 branched alkyl group, said C2-C70 straight alkenyl group, said C3-C70 branched alkenyl group, said C2-C70 straight alkynyl group, and said C4-C70 branched alkynyl group is optionally replaced with a first divalent radical selected from the group consisting of —SiRa2—, —O—, —CO—, —COO—, and —OCO—, wherein Ra is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, a C1-C4 straight alkyl group, and a C3-C4 branched alkyl group, with the proviso that
when at least two of said —CH2— groups are replaced with said first divalent radicals, said first divalent radicals are not bonded to each other directly,
at least one of Z1 and R1 contains —SiRa2—, and
at least one of Z2, Z3, Z4, and R2 contains —SiRa2—;
S1 to S4 are each, independently of one another, selected from the group consisting of a single bond, a C1-C12 straight alkylene group, a C3-C12 branched alkylene group, a C2-C12 straight alkenylene group, and a C3-C12 branched alkenylene group, wherein at least one —CH2— group in each of said C1-C12 straight alkylene group, said C3-C12 branched alkylene group, said C2-C12 straight alkenylene group, and said C3-C12 branched alkenylene group is optionally replaced with a second divalent radical selected from the group consisting of —O—, —CO—, —COO—, and —OCO—, with the proviso that when at least two of said —CH2—groups are replaced with said second divalent radicals, said second divalent radicals are not bonded to each other directly;
t is an integer ranging from 1 to 2, provided that when t is 2, two A1s are the same or different and two Z3s are the same or different;
m is an integer ranging from 0 to 2, provided that when m is 2, two A3s are the same or different and two Z6s are the same or different;
v is an integer ranging from 1 to 2, provided that when v is 2, two S2s are the same or different, two W5s are the same or different, two X5s are the same or different, and two Y5s are the same or different;
w is an integer ranging from 1 to 2, provided that when w is 2, two S4s are the same or different, two W6s are the same or different, two X6s are the same or different, and two Y6s are the same or different;
each of p and r is an integer ranging from 0 to 3, and a sum of p and r is an integer ranging from 3 to 6 provided that when p is 2 or 3, a plurality of R3s are the same or different, and when r is 2 or 3, a plurality of R4s are the same or different; and
q is an integer ranging from 0 to 4, provided that when q is an integer ranging from 2 to 4, a plurality of Z8s are the same or different and a plurality of A6s are the same or different.

US Pat. No. 10,968,390

COMPOSITION FOR SEMICONDUCTOR PROCESS AND SEMICONDUCTOR PROCESS

SKC CO., LTD., Gyeonggi-...

1. A composition for a semiconductor process, which comprises a first component comprising an inorganic acid or an organic acid; anda second component in an amount of greater than 0.001% by weight less than 2% by weight, the second component comprising a compound represented by the following Formula 1:

in the above Formula 1, A is selected from a C1-C30 aliphatic moiety, a C6-C30 aromatic moiety, a boron (B) moiety, and an amine moiety,
R1 to R3 are each independently selected from hydrogen, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C30 alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C30 alkoxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2-C30 alkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2-C30 alkynyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C30 aliphatic ring group, a substituted or unsubstituted C4-C30 heteroaliphatic ring group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C30 aromatic ring group, a substituted or unsubstituted C4-C30 heteroaromatic ring group, a substituted or unsubstituted amine group, and a halogen group,
at least one of R1 to R3 is a C1-C30 alkoxy group or a halogen group, and
n is an integer of 2 to 6.

US Pat. No. 10,968,389

ELECTRICALLY-PROCESSED LASER AND SCINTILLATOR MATERIALS

United States of America ...

1. A method of treating a substrate, comprising:(a) applying an electric field to a substrate comprising a layer of a dopant on at least one surface;
(b) applying a predetermined temperature to the substrate in the electric field;
(c) applying the electric field and the predetermined temperature for a time sufficient to induce migration of the dopant into the substrate to provide a doped substrate; and
(d) removing the electric field and returning the doped substrate to about room temperature, wherein the doped substrate is characterized in that a spectral laser output of the doped substrate exhibits a nominally single frequency having a linewidth less than about 5 nm, wherein the layer of a dopant comprises one or more segregated layers of distinct chemical species, a plurality of blended dopant materials, or a plurality of dopant materials as a eutectic.

US Pat. No. 10,968,388

RED EMITTING LUMINESCENT MATERIAL

OSRAM OPTO SEMICONDUCTORS...

1. A red-emitting phosphor comprising an Eu2+ doped nitridoaluminate phosphor, wherein the red-emitting phosphor comprises an emission maximum in the range of 620 to 635 nm of the electromagnetic spectrum.

US Pat. No. 10,968,387

PHOSPHOR, METHOD FOR PRODUCTION SAME, LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE, IMAGE DISPLAY, PIGMENT AND ULTRAVIOLET LIGHT ABSORBER

National Institute for Ma...

1. A phosphor comprising: an inorganic compound in which an A element (wherein A comprises one or two or more kinds of elements selected from the group consisting of Mn, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm, Eu, Tb, Dy, and Yb) is solid solved in an inorganic crystal including at least a metal element M and a non-metal element X and being represented by MnXn+1 (wherein n is a value in the range of 3?n?52, wherein the metal element M comprises at least Al (aluminum), Si (silicon), and if necessary, an L element (wherein the L element comprises a metal element other than Al and Si), and wherein the non-metal element X comprises at least N (nitrogen), and if necessary, O (oxygen), and if necessary, an Z element (the Z element comprises a non-metal element other than N and O)), an inorganic crystal having a same crystal structure thereof, or an inorganic crystal comprising a solid solution of these crystals,wherein the inorganic crystal comprises a crystal in an orthorhombic crystal system and having a symmetry in a space group Cmcm,
wherein the inorganic crystal represented by MnXn+1 comprises at least one selected from a group consisting of an inorganic crystal represented by SixAl11?xO3?xN9+x (wherein 0

US Pat. No. 10,968,386

PENTAMETHINE CYANINE DYE AND PREPARATION METHOD THEREFOR

Shenzhen University, She...

1. A method of preparing a pentamethine cyanine dye of formula (I):
wherein X and Y are independently selected from O, S, C(CH3)2 and NR6;
R1 is (CH2)nR7 or (CH2)mC6H4R7;
R2 and R3 are independently selected from H, halogen, (CH2)nR8, CH2C6H4R8, SO3H, SO3?, OCH3, SCH3, benzyloxy group, NO2, O(CH2)nR8, OCH2C6H4R8 and CN;
R4 and R5 are independently selected from CH3, CH2CH3, CH2C6H, CH2C6H4F, (CH2)nR8 and CH2C6H4R8;
R6 is (CH2)nR8 or CH2C6H4R8;
R7 is selected from H, ethynyl, vinyl, phenyl, naphthyl, imidazole, pyrazole, oxazole, thiazole, furan, pyrrole heterocycle, C6H4R9, phenylboronic acid alcohol ester, propargyl, folic acid, methotrexate, arginine(R)-glycine(G)-aspartic acid(D) (RGD), biotin, SO3R10 and COOR11;
R8 is H, SO3R10 or COOR11;
R9 is selected from H, arsonic acid, boric acid, carboxylic acid, sulfonic acid, C1-C18 alkyl, amino, O and S;
R10 is N(R12R13R14R15); R11 is a C1-C18 alkyl; R12, R13, R14 and R15 are independently selected from H, C1-C18 alkyl, (CH2)mOR8 and (CHR9CH2O)pR8;
m, n and p each are integers independently selected from 1-18;
the method comprising:
(1) mixing glycerin, a benzaldehyde derivative and a toluene derivative in a mass ratio of 1:2-2.5:0.05-0.2, wherein the toluene derivative is composed of methylbenzene and toluenesulfonic acid; refluxing the reaction mixture at 50-60° C. for 6-10 h; removing water generated during the refluxing, and cooling the reaction mixture; washing the reaction mixture with an alkali solution; and subjecting the reaction mixture to extraction, drying and desolventization to give a paste intermediate (I);
(2) mixing the intermediate (I) and a solvent in a mass ratio of 1:1-4; adding an alkaline matter and a reactant to perform a reaction in a cold water bath, wherein the reactant is propargyl bromide; subjecting the reaction mixture to separation and purification to give an intermediate (II); and acetalizing the intermediate (II) under acidic conditions to obtain a condensing agent;
(3) reacting indoline with R4(R5)CH2Z in a mass ratio of 1:1-4 at 80-148° C. for 6-36 h to obtain a quaternary ammonium salt, wherein the indoline contains a 2,3,3-trimethyl-5-R2-3H substituent or a 2,3,3-trimethyl-5-R3-3H substituent, and Z is halogen or OTs; and
(4) mixing the condensing agent, an alcohol, the quaternary ammonium salt and anhydrous pyridine in a mass ratio of 1:0.8-2:2-3:0.8-1.2; refluxing the reaction mixture at 50-60° C. under nitrogen until the reaction mixture appears to be dark blue; cooling the reaction mixture to room temperature; and subjecting the reaction mixture to desolventization, washing, separation and purification to obtain the pentamethine cyanine dye.

US Pat. No. 10,968,385

NANOPARTICLE-ENHANCED RESIN COATED FRAC SAND COMPOSITION

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A method of manufacturing a composition for forming a hydraulic fracturing sand particle, the method comprising:diluting a resin with a diluent to form a diluted resin:
mixing the diluted resin with a plurality of nanoparticles to form a resin-nanoparticle mixture;
heating a first amount of a silica sand to a temperature of at least 300° F.; adding the resin-nanoparticle mixture to the heated sand to form a resin-nanoparticle-sand mixture;
adding a mixture of hardener and water to the resin-nanoparticle-sand mixture to form a hardener-sand-resin-nanoparticle mixture;
curing the hardener-sand-resin-nanoparticle mixture for a period; and quenching the hardener-sand-resin-nanoparticle mixture by adding a second amount of the silica sand to form the composition, wherein the plurality of nanoparticles have a concentration in the range of 4% weight percentage of the total weight (w/w %) to about 5 w/w % and a crushing performance of less than 20% crushed at 12,500 psi stress.

US Pat. No. 10,968,384

WELL-TREATMENT FLUIDS COMPOSITION

SOLVAY USA INC., Princet...

1. A composition consisting of a tetrakis(hydroxyorgano)phosphonium salt, 1,3-dimethylol-5,5-dimethylhydantoin, and optionally one or more members selected from the group consisting of: oxidizing viscosity breakers, quaternary ammonium compounds, and polymers of an unsaturated carboxylic acid or copolymers of an unsaturated carboxylic add with a sulphonic acid, said polymers or copolymers being terminated by a mono- or di-phosphonated unsaturated carboxylic add group or having such monomers incorporated into the polymer backbone, wherein the composition achieves a reduction of bacteria to give a total kill at 5 hour contact time.

US Pat. No. 10,968,383

WATER TREATMENT SCHEMES FOR INJECTION WATER FLOODING RECOVERY PROCESSES IN CARBONATE RESERVOIRS

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A method for generating injection water from seawater and produced water, comprising:providing seawater to a reverse osmosis (RO) unit operable to produce an RO permeate and an RO reject;
providing produced water to a pretreatment unit to produce the pretreated produced water;
providing pretreated produced water and the RO reject to a carrier gas extraction (CGE) unit or a dynamic vapor recompression (DyVaR) unit operable to produce fresh water, the dynamic vapor compression (DyVaR) unit comprising a cyclone in an evaporation stage; and
mixing the fresh water the RO permeate and a portion of the seawater to generate injection water, the injection water comprising a salinity in the range of 5,000 parts-per-million (ppm) TDS to 6,000 ppm TDS.

US Pat. No. 10,968,382

POLYMER-ENHANCED SURFACTANT FLOODING FOR PERMEABLE CARBONATES

SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY...

1. A process for recovering hydrocarbons in a carbonate reservoir, the process comprising the steps of:introducing a first saline solution into the carbonate reservoir, wherein the first saline solution comprises water and salt and lacks a surfactant;
recovering a first amount of hydrocarbon from the carbonate reservoir;
introducing a second saline solution into the carbonate reservoir, wherein the second saline solution has a salt concentration in a range of 35,000-80,000 ppm, and comprises water, salt, an amphoteric surfactant comprising a saline soluble betaine surfactant, and a saline soluble polymer, wherein the saline soluble polymer comprises a sulfonated polyacrylamide and a xanthan gum, wherein the xanthan gum is in the absence of a pyruvylate group; and
recovering a second amount of hydrocarbon from the carbonate reservoir.

US Pat. No. 10,968,381

BRANCHED GEMINAL ZWITTERIONIC LIQUIDS, METHOD FOR OBTAINING SAME AND USE THEREOF AS WETTABILITY MODIFIERS HAVING VISCOSITY REDUCING PROPERTIES

1. A process for obtaining branched geminal zwitterionic liquids based on either bis-N,N-dialkyl-N-polyether-betaine or bis-N,N-dialkenyl-N-polyether-betaine or Bis-N,N-dicycloalkyl-N-polyether-betaine or bis-N,N-diaryl-N-polyether-betaine, having the following molecular structure:
wherein:
R1 is an alkyl or alkenyl, linear or branched chain having from 1 to 30 carbon atoms, or a cycloalkyl or aryl group having from 5 to 12 carbon atoms;
R2 is an alkyl or alkenyl, linear or branched chain having from 1 to 30 carbon atoms, or a cycloalkyl or aryl group having from 5 to 12 carbon atoms;
the label n is an integer from 1 to 500, depending on the molecular weight of used polyether;
the process comprising the following synthetic route:

wherein the reaction comprises the following stages:
the first step consists of reacting polyethylene glycols of formula I, with either benzenesulfonyl or tosyl chloride of formula II;
the second stage consists of reacting the compounds of formula III via a nucleophilic substitution with secondary amines of formula IV obtaining tertiary amines of formula V;
the third reaction step consists of obtaining compounds of formula VII based on either bis-N,N-dialkyl-N-polyether-betaine or bis-N,N-dialkenyl-N-polyether-betaine or bis-N,N-dicycloalkyl-N-polyether-betaine or bis-N,N-diaryl-N-polyether-betaine which are obtained by reacting the tertiary amines of formula V with halogenated-alpha-acids salts of formula VI.

US Pat. No. 10,968,377

CHEMICAL-MECHANICAL PROCESSING SLURRY AND METHODS FOR PROCESSING A NICKEL SUBSTRATE SURFACE

CMC Materials, Inc., Aur...

1. A method of chemical-mechanical processing a nickel-phosphorus surface by a bulk removal step, the method comprising:providing a substrate having a nickel-phosphorus surface;
providing bulk slurry comprising bulk slurry abrasive particles dispersed in liquid carrier, the bulk slurry abrasive particles comprising, as hulk slurry primary abrasive particles, silica abrasive particles having an average particle size of not greater than 100 nanometers;
providing a polishing pad in contact with a platen,
in the bulk removal step, contacting the substrate surface with the polishing pad and the bulk slurry, with motion therebetween, to remove material from the substrate surface and provide a bulk-processed surface of the substrate,
providing polishing slurry comprising polishing slurry abrasive particles dispersed in liquid carrier, the polishing slurry abrasive particles comprising, as polishing slurry primary abrasive particles, the polishing slurry primary abrasive particles are irregularly-shaped and have an average particle size of not greater than 60 nanometers,
in a polishing step, contacting the bulk-processed surface with the polishing pad used in the bulk removal step and the polishing slurry, with motion therebetween, to remove nickel-phosphorus material from the surface to produce a polished surface, wherein, after the bulk removal step and before the polishing step, the method does not include a step of rinsing the substrate surface.

US Pat. No. 10,968,374

TWO-PART CURABLE URETHANE ADHESIVE COMPOSITION

The Yokohama Rubber Co., ...

1. A two-part curable urethane adhesive composition comprising:a main agent containing a urethane prepolymer (A), an isocyanurate group-containing polyisocyanate (B) obtained by mixing a compound exemplified as a polyisocyanate compound used during production of the urethane prepolymer (A) and a catalyst and allowing to react, and isocyanate silane (C) obtained by allowing an isocyanate group-containing compound and a compound which has a functional group being capable of reacting with the isocyanate group and has a hydrolyzable silicon-containing group to react; and
a curing agent containing a compound having at least two active hydrogen groups per molecule (D) and an aromatic compound (E) represented by Formula (1) below:

wherein, n is an integer of 1 to 5, and X represents a hydrogen atom, a hydroxy group, or an alkoxy group having from 1 to 12 carbons.

US Pat. No. 10,968,372

PRESSURE-SENSITIVE ADHESIVE COMPOSITION

LG Chem, Ltd.

1. A pressure-sensitive adhesive composition containing a block copolymer, wherein the block copolymer comprises:a first block having a glass transition temperature of 50° C. or higher and a first cross-linkable functional group; and
a second block having a glass transition temperature of ?10° C. or lower and a second cross-linkable functional group and an aromatic group represented by Formula 2 below:

wherein, R1 is hydrogen or an alkyl group, R2 is an alkylene group or an alkylidene group, m is an integer of 0 to 5, X is a single bond, an oxygen atom or a sulfur atom, and Ar is an aryl group.

US Pat. No. 10,968,370

ARTICLE PROVIDED WITH ADHESIVE LAYER AND RELEASE LAYER

3M INNOVATIVE PROPERTIES ...

1. An article, comprising:an adhesive layer comprising a pressure-sensitive adhesive having a thickness of at least 100 ?m;
a release layer comprising microprotrusions on a surface,
the microprotrusions each having a height equal to or greater than the thickness of the adhesive layer, the microprotrusions comprising:
tips having a contact area in contact the adhesive layer, and
a wall-shaped portion,
wherein the height of each microprotrusion is measured from the surface to the tips,
wherein the release layer is releasably installed on the adhesive layer,
wherein the contact area has a value selected to adjust a release force between the release layer and the adhesive layer, and
wherein the wall-shaped portion has a plurality of wall portions that intersect each other;
an air layer interposed between the adhesive layer and the release layer,
wherein the microprotrusion wall-shaped portion completely surrounds the air layer, and
wherein the microprotrusion wall-shaped portion protects the adhesive layer adjacent the air layer from contamination; and
a substrate layer installed on the adhesive layer such that the adhesive layer is between the substrate layer and the release layer.

US Pat. No. 10,968,369

CROSSLINKABLE POLYMER COMPOSITION

THE UNIVERSITY OF MASSACH...

1. A crosslinkable polymer composition comprisinga first polymer comprising repeating units of formula (I)
andrepeating units derived from a monomer comprising an ethylenically unsaturated group and a crosslinkable functional group, wherein the crosslinkable functional group is capable of forming a covalent linkage with a second crosslinkable functional group of an adjacent repeating unit, a crosslinker, or both, when pressure is applied to the crosslinkable polymer composition, a time sufficient to cure the crosslinkable polymer composition has passed, or both;
wherein the repeating units derived from a monomer comprising an ethylenically unsaturated group and a crosslinkable function group are of formula (II)

wherein in formula (I),
R1 is independently at each occurrence hydrogen or methyl; and
R2 is independently at each occurrence a C4-12 alkyl group or a group of the formula

wherein R5 is hydrogen or methyl and n is an integer from 1 to 230, and
wherein in formula (II),
R3 is independently at each occurrence hydrogen or methyl;
R4 is a C1-14 alkylene group or a group of the formula

wherein p is an integar from 1 to 230; and
L1 is a C1-12 alkylene group.

US Pat. No. 10,968,368

TAMPER EVIDENT SECURITY LABELS

Avery Dennison Corporatio...

1. An adhesive laminate configured to provide indication of tampering, the laminate comprising:an outer layer defining an outer face, the outer layer is a facestock layer;
a first adhesive layer adjacent to the outer layer;
a tamper indicating layer adjacent to the first adhesive layer; and
a second adhesive layer adjacent to the tamper indicating layer;
wherein the first adhesive layer is disposed between the outer layer and the tamper indicating layer, and the tamper indicating layer is disposed between the first adhesive layer and the second adhesive layer;
wherein the tamper indicating layer is configured such that the tamper indicating layer at least partially separates or splits along a separation plane or separation interface within the tamper indicating layer to thereby provide indication of tampering when there is any manipulation of the laminate.

US Pat. No. 10,968,367

LOW TEMPERATURE CURABLE ADHESIVE COMPOSITION AND ARTICLES INCLUDING THE SAME

H.B. Fuller Company, St....

1. A one part curable adhesive composition comprising:at least 10% by weight, based on the total weight of polymerizable components, of a multifunctional (meth)acrylate oligomer the homopolymer of which has a glass transition temperature (Tg) of at least 100° C.;
at least 5% by weight, based on the total weight of polymerizable components, of a first (meth)acrylate monomer the homopolymer of which has a Tg of at least 100° C., the first (meth)acrylate monomer exhibiting a viscosity of no greater than 1000 centipoise (cP) at 25° C.; and
alkoxy tetrahydrofurfuryl (meth)acrylate,
the curable adhesive composition exhibiting a viscosity of no greater than 100,000 cP when measured at 25° C. and a shear rate of 20 sec?1.

US Pat. No. 10,968,366

COMPOSITION AND METHOD FOR METAL CMP

CMC Materials, Inc., Aur...

1. A chemical mechanical polishing composition comprising:a liquid carrier;
cationic metal oxide abrasive particles dispersed in the liquid carrier, the cationic metal oxide abrasive particles having a surface modified with at least one compound comprising a silyl group represented by general formula (2) or general formula (3):
—Si(X)n-[L-CR1(OH)—C(R2)2-A]3-n  (2)
wherein X is the same or different and each represents a hydroxyl group, a hydrolyzable substituent, a non-hydrolyzable substituent, or a bond with an O—Si of another silyl group or the particle;
n is 0, 1, or 2;
L is a linkage group;
R1 is a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group that contains an amino group, a hydroxyl group, or an unsaturated bond;
R2 is the same or different, and each represents a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group that contains an amino group, a hydroxyl group, or an unsaturated bond; and
A is a quaternary ammonium group;

wherein X is the same or different and each represents a hydroxyl group, a hydrolyzable substituent, a non-hydrolyzable substituent, or a bond with an O—Si of another silyl group or the particle;
n? is 0, 1, or 2;
L? is a linkage group; and
A? is a quaternary ammonium group;
wherein the metal oxide abrasive particles have an aggregation ratio in a range from about 1.5 to about 5.0, and wherein the cationic metal oxide abrasive particles have an isoelectric point greater than about 9.

US Pat. No. 10,968,364

PLASMA POLYMERIZED THIN FILM HAVING LOW DIELECTRIC CONSTANT, DEVICE, AND METHOD OF PREPARING THIN FILM

1. A plasma polymerized thin film having low dielectric constant prepared by depositing a first precursor material represented by the following Chemical Formula 1:
wherein in the above Chemical Formula 1, R1 to R14 are each independently H or a substituted or non-substituted C1-C5 alkyl group, and when the R1 to R14 are substituted, their substituents comprise an amino group, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a halogen group, a nitro group, or a methoxy group.

US Pat. No. 10,968,363

POLYELECTROLYTE COMPLEXES

THE CLOROX COMPANY, Oakl...

1. An aqueous composition comprising:(a) water;
(b) citric acid;
(c) a water soluble cationic first polyelectrolyte comprising at least one of a chitosan, synthetically produced ß-1,4-poly-D-glucosamines and derivatives thereof, cationic guar, hydroxypropyl guar or starch bearing cationic charges added by chemical quaternization;
(d) a water soluble anionic second polyelectrolyte comprising at least one of a homopolymer or a copolymer comprising at least one of the following anionic monomers: acrylic acid, methacrylic acid, maleic acid, maleic anhydride, itaconic acid, styrene sulfonic acid, or acrylamide propane sulfonic acid;
wherein R, the molar ratio of charged groups present on said first polyelectrolyte to oppositely charged groups present on said second polyelectrolyte is between 0.10 to 20;
wherein the first polyelectrolyte and the second polyelectrolyte are not block copolymers.

US Pat. No. 10,968,362

FLUORINATED SURFACTANT-FREE AQUEOUS DISPERSION OF A VINYLIDENE FLUORIDE COPOLYMER COMPRISING HYDROXYL GROUPS

SOLVAY SPECIALTY POLYMERS...

1. An aqueous dispersion (D) comprising particles of polymer (A), wherein polymer (A) is a vinylidene fluoride (VDF) copolymer comprising recurring units derived from vinylidene fluoride (VDF) monomer and recurring units derived from at least one hydrophilic (meth)acrylic monomer (MA) of formula:
wherein each of R1, R2, R3, equal or different from each other, is independently a hydrogen atom or a C1-C3 hydrocarbon group, and ROH is a hydroxyl group or a C1-C5 hydrocarbon moiety comprising at least one hydroxyl group, said polymer (A)
(i) comprising more than 85.0% moles of recurring units derived from VDF and from 0.05 to 10% by moles of recurring units derived from said hydrophilic (meth)acrylic monomer (MA), with respect to the total number of recurring units of polymer (A);
(ii) possessing a melt viscosity of at least 30 kPoise, when determined at a shear rate of 100 sec?1, and at a temperature of 230° C., according to ASTM D3835, and
(iii) possessing an amount of end groups of formula —CH2—OH of at least 5 mmol/kg and at most 20 mmol/kg;
wherein said dispersion is substantially free from fluorinated surfactants; and
wherein the particles of polymer (A) comprise a primary particle average size of less than 1 ?m as measured according to ISO13321.

US Pat. No. 10,968,361

LONG-ACTING SUPER-HYDROPHOBIC COATING RESISTANT TO WATER PRESSURE IMPACT AND PREPARATION METHOD THEREOF

NORTHEAST PETROLEUM UNIVE...

1. A long-acting super-hydrophobic coating resistant to water pressure impact, comprising:a conductive substrate; and
raw materials in parts by weight: 1 part to 10 parts of a titanium source or 1 part to 10 parts of a zinc source, 40 parts to 100 parts of a deionized water, 20 parts to 50 parts of a hydrochloric acid or 20 parts to 40 parts of a sodium hydroxide, 1 part to 10 parts of an electrolyte, 1 part to 10 parts of a surface energy modifier, 10 parts to 20 parts of a molecular polymer, 1 part to 5 parts of a carbon nanotube and 70 parts to 100 parts of an organic solvent.

US Pat. No. 10,968,360

METHODS OF PREPARING POROUS WOOD PRODUCTS FOR PAINTING AND FINISHING

Pressing Developments, L....

1. A method of preparing a porous wood product for painting or staining to improve chemical resistance and/or water resistance properties of the porous wood product, the method comprising:a. applying to the porous wood product a coat of UV-curable coating;
b. partially curing the UV-curable coating;
c. applying onto the partially cured porous wood product a top UV-curable coating; and
d. partially curing the top UV-curable coating to 80-95% cure,
wherein the topmost UV-curable coating is not fully cured; and
the improved chemical resistance and/or water resistance properties result in increased resistance to warping, expansion, shrinkage, and/or water damage.

US Pat. No. 10,968,359

ACTINIC-RAY-CURABLE INK COMPOSITION AND INK JET RECORDING METHOD

FUJIFILM CORPORATION, To...

1. An actinic-ray-curable ink composition comprising:a di(meth)acrylate having a linear alkylene group;
a di(meth)acrylate having an alkylene oxide chain;
a cyclohexyldienone-based polymerization inhibitor that includes at least one selected from the group consisting of a compound represented by Formula (1) below and a compound represented by Formula (2) below; and
a photopolymerization initiator,

wherein, in Formula (1), R1a and R1b each independently represent an alkyl group having 1 to 8 carbon atoms, R1c represents a phenyl group or a cyclohexyl group, and
wherein, in Formula (2), R2a, R2b, R2c, and R2d each independently represent an alkyl group having 1 to 8 carbon atoms.

US Pat. No. 10,968,358

AQUEOUS PIGMENT DISPERSION

KAO CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A pigment water dispersion comprising pigment-containing crosslinked polymer particles, in which a crosslinked polymer in the particles is a crosslinked product of a water-dispersible polymer that is obtained by crosslinking the water-dispersible polymer with a crosslinking agent represented by the following general formula (1):wherein R is an aliphatic hydrocarbon group having not less than 6 and not more than 14 carbon atoms, and wherein a content of chlorine in the crosslinking agent is not more than 5.0%, andthe water-dispersible polymer is a vinyl-based polymer comprising
a constitutional unit derived from (a) a hydrophobic monomer which is at least one monomer selected from the group consisting of an aromatic group-containing (meth)acrylate and a styrene-based macromer,
a constitutional unit derived from (b) an ionic monomer, and
a constitutional unit derived from (c) a nonionic monomer which is at least one monomer selected from the group consisting of polyalkylene glycol (meth)acrylates, alkoxy polyalkylene glycol (meth)acrylates, and aralkoxy polyalkylene glycol (meth)acrylates.

US Pat. No. 10,968,357

TRANSFER-PRINTING INK AND TRANSFER-PRINTING APPARATUS

KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTION...

1. A transfer-printing ink comprising:a pigment; and
a fixing resin
wherein
a mass ratio of the pigment to the fixing resin is 1:1 to 1:5,
the ink has a viscosity of 3 mPas to 10 mPas at 23° C., and
the ink is ejected onto a transfer paper base by an ink-jet recording device when transfer paper is prepared, the ink then being transferred from the transfer paper to cloth as a result of the transfer paper, with the cloth laid thereover, being heated,
the fixing resin is anionic, and
the ink further comprises a volatile amine for neutralizing the fixing resin.

US Pat. No. 10,968,354

ELECTROPHORETIC DISPERSION LIQUID, PRODUCTION METHOD OF ELECTROPHORETIC DISPERSION LIQUID, ELECTROPHORETIC SHEET, ELECTROPHORETIC DEVICE AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

E Ink Corporation, Bille...

1. A method of manufacturing an electrophoretic dispersion liquid which includes at least one type of an electrophoretic particle and a dispersion medium, the method comprising:generating a particle surface treatment agent which is used to form the electrophoretic particle by using a catalyst comprising a transition metal of a group 8 element in a dispersion medium, the particle surface treatment agent comprising a block copolymer including a dispersion portion and a bonding portion;
after the particle surface treatment agent is generated, removing transition metals of a group 8 element which are derived from the catalyst, from the particle surface treatment agent and the dispersion medium;
after the transition metals of a group 8 element are removed, bonding the particle surface treatment agent onto a surface of a base particle in the dispersion medium to create electrophoretic particles; and
dispersing the electrophoretic particles in the dispersion medium so as to obtain the electrophoretic dispersion liquid in which the content of the transition metal of group 8 elements derived from the catalyst is in a range of greater than 0 ppm to equal to or less than 2 ppm.

US Pat. No. 10,968,353

LIQUIDS AND VISCOELASTIC MATERIAL REPELLENT AND ANTI-BIOFOULING COATINGS

THE PENN STATE RESEARCH F...

1. A process for preparing a repellant smooth surface, the process comprising:applying a coating composition onto a smooth surface of a substrate having hydroxyl functional groups thereon, wherein the smooth surface has an average roughness Ra of less than 4 ?m and wherein the coating composition includes: (i) a polymerizable silane or siloxane or both selected from the group consisting of dimethyldimethoxysilane, dimethoxy-methyl(3,3,3-trifluoropropyl)silane, dimethoxy(methyl)octylsilane, diethoxydimethylsilane, (ii) a solvent and (iii) an acid catalyst;
polymerizing the silane or siloxane or both from the hydroxyl functional groups on the smooth surface of the substrate to form a chemical layer of graft polymers having ends anchored to the smooth surface; and
adhering a lubricant coating to the chemical layer to maintain the lubricant on the smooth surface and form a lubricant-entrenched smooth surface as the repellant smooth surface,
wherein the lubricant coating is adhered in a thickness range from 1 nm to 1 mm;
wherein the lubricant satisfies a thermodynamic condition of:
?E1=?B cos ?B??A cos ?A??AB>0
wherein ?A and ?B are, respectively, surface tensions of a foreign liquid to be repelled and the lubricant on the smooth surface of the substrate, ?AB is an interfacial tension at an interface between the foreign liquid to be repelled and the lubricant, and ?A and ?B are, respectively, equilibrium contact angles of the foreign liquid and the lubricant on the smooth surface of the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,968,352

NITRIDE FREE VAPOR DEPOSITED CHROMIUM COATING

Raytheon Technologies Cor...

6. A coated substrate, comprising:a substrate having a surface,
and a chromium layer deposited directly on the surface, and substantially free of nitrides on the chromium layer, wherein the substrate has internal passageways, and the coating is on the internal passageways, wherein the coated substrate is produced by: contacting at least a portion of the substrate with a vapor comprising a gaseous chromium wherein the gaseous chromium is generated from a mixture comprising a chromium source and a substantially nitrogen free activator.

US Pat. No. 10,968,351

THERMAL CONDUCTING SILICONE POLYMER COMPOSITION

Momentive Performance Mat...

1. A composition comprising:(A) a siloxane polymer, wherein the siloxane polymer (I) is of the formula:
where R1-R12 are independently chosen from a hydrogen, a C1-C10 monovalent hydrocarbon group optionally containing a hetero atom, a C6-C20 monovalent aromatic group optionally containing a hetero atom, and a C4 to C30 monovalent saturated or unsaturated cycloalkyl group optionally containing a hetero atom, siloxy group containing 1-20 silicone atoms, Z1 or Z2;Z1 and Z2 are independently chosen from a hydrogen, C1-C10 hydrocarbon group optionally containing heteroatom, —OH, —NH2, —COOH, or R16-A-R17— where A in Z1 and Z2 is an unsaturated cyclic group chosen from a aromatic group, a functionalized aromatic group, a fused aromatic group optionally containing a heteroatom, a unsaturated alicyclic group, a unsaturated heterocyclic group, or a combination of two or more thereof; R16 and R17 are independently chosen from a nil, C1-C10 hydrocarbon group optionally containing a hetero atom, a C6-C20 aromatic group optionally containing a hetero atom, and a C4 to C30 saturated or unsaturated cycloalkyl group optionally containing a hetero atom;
Z3 is chosen from R19-A-R19— where A in Z1 and Z2 is an unsaturated cyclic moiety chosen from an aromatic group, a fused aromatic group, an unsaturated alicyclic group, an unsaturated heterocyclic group, or a combination of two or more thereof; and R19 is chosen from a nil, C1-C10 hydrocarbon group optionally containing a hetero atom, a C6-C20 aromatic group optionally containing a hetero atom, and a C4 to C30 saturated or unsaturated cycloalkyl group optionally containing a hetero atom;
m is 1-100; x is 0-200; and y is 0-200 wherein x+y?1; and
(B) (i) a first filler, and (ii) a second filler, where at least one of the first filler and/or the second filler comprises a plurality of filler types differing from one another in terms of particle size on a volume basis and/or morphology.

US Pat. No. 10,968,348

LASER-RELEASABLE BONDING MATERIALS FOR 3-D IC APPLICATIONS

Brewer Science, Inc., Ro...

1. A temporary bonding method comprising:providing a stack comprising:
a first substrate having a back surface and a front surface;
a bonding layer adjacent said front surface and comprising a polyhydroxyether; and
a second substrate having a first surface adjacent said bonding layer, said bonding layer being the only layer between said first and second substrates; and
exposing said bonding layer to UV laser energy so as to facilitate separation of said first and second substrates.

US Pat. No. 10,968,347

WHOLLY AROMATIC LIQUID CRYSTALLINE POLYESTER RESIN

1. A wholly aromatic liquid crystalline polyester resin, whereinthe wholly aromatic liquid crystalline polyester resin comprises a polymer produced by polymerization of monomers giving structural units represented by the following formulae (I), (II), (III), (IV), and (V):
as essential structural units, wherein a composition ratio (mol %) of the structural units (I) to (V) in the wholly aromatic liquid crystalline polyester resin satisfies the following conditions:50 mol %?structural unit (I)?75 mol %;
6 mol %?structural unit (II)?20 mol %;
1 mol %?structural unit (III)?21.5 mol %;
0.5 mol %?structural unit (IV)?10.5 mol %;
2.5 mol %?structural unit (V)?22 mol %; and
structural unit (III)>structural unit (IV).

US Pat. No. 10,968,346

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING NANOSTRUCTURE WITH IMPROVED CELL ADHESIVE ABILITY CONTAINING FUCOIDAN AND NANOSTRUCTURE WITH IMPROVED CELL ADHESIVE ABILITY CONTAINING FUCOIDAN MANUFACTURED THEREBY

AJOU UNIVERSITY INDUSTRY-...

1. A method of manufacturing a polycaprolactone nanostructure with improved cell adhesive ability containing fucoidan, the method comprising the steps of:dissolving fucoidan in distilled water to obtain fucoidan-dissolved distilled water, and mixing the fucoidan-dissolved distilled water with a glacial acetic acid solution to obtain a fucoidan-glacial acetic acid solution;
dissolving polycaprolactone in the fucoidan-glacial acetic acid solution to obtain a solution;
stirring the solution at a temperature of 35 to 40° C. for 12 hours to obtain a resulting solution; and
manufacturing a nanostructure from the solution by an electrospinning method,
wherein, the fucoidan-glacial acetic acid solution obtained by the step of mixing the fucoidan-dissolved distilled water with a glacial acetic acid solution comprises 0.5 to 1 mg/ml of fucoidan.

US Pat. No. 10,968,340

ELECTRICALLY CONDUCTIVE, HIGH STRENGTH, HIGH TEMPERATURE POLYMER COMPOSITE FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

Eaton Intelligent Power L...

1. An electrically conductive deposition material extrudable in a fluid state for deposition via an additive manufacturing system, the deposition material comprising:a polymer component in an amount of from 30 wt % to 99.85 wt % based on the weight of the deposition material;
wherein the polymer component comprises a high temperature polymer;
a filler component in an amount of from 0.1 wt % to 60 wt % based on the weight of the deposition material;
wherein the filler component comprises a strengthening component and a conductive component; and
an extrudability component in an amount of from 0.05 wt % to 10 wt % based on the weight of the deposition material;
wherein the extrudability component includes a rheological component and a dispersion component;
wherein the rheological component is polyhedral oligomeric silsesquioxane (POSS) and the dispersion component is a silane compound such that, in the liquid state, the deposition material is characterized by the filler component uniformly distributed in the polymer component; and
wherein the electrically conductive deposition material has an electrical resistance of from 1×101 ohms to 1×104 ohms.

US Pat. No. 10,968,337

OXYGEN-SCAVENGING POLYMER COMPOSITIONS

1. An oxygen-scavenging polymer composition for packing and storing foods and beverages, the oxygen-scavenging polymer composition comprising:a hydrophobic polymer comprising a thermoplastic vulcanizate;
a water activatable oxygen scavenger consisting of 12 weight % sodium sulphite;
between 2 weight % and 5 weight % of a hydrophilic polymer;
between 1 weight % and 10 weight % of a talc; andwherein the hydrophilic polymer and particles of the oxygen scavenger are each dispersed throughout a matrix of the hydrophobic polymer.

US Pat. No. 10,968,334

METHOD FOR MODIFYING STARCH AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING STARCH BLENDED PREPARATION

SAN-EI GEN F.F.I., INC., ...

1. A method of modifying starch, comprising subjecting a powdery mixture consisting essentially of starch and water-soluble hemicellulose at a weight ratio of 95:5 to 80:20 to moist-heat treatment at 100 to 200° C.

US Pat. No. 10,968,333

ALKOXYSILANE POLYSULPHIDE

COMPAGNIE GENERALE DES ET...

1. An alkoxysilane polysulfide of formula (I):(R3O)3-n(R1)nSi—CH2—(R2)CH—Z—Sx—Z—HC(R2)—CH2—Si(R1)n(OR3)3-n  (I),
in which:
R1, which are identical or different, each represent a monovalent hydrocarbon group having from 1 to 18 carbon atoms;
R2, which are identical or different, each represent a monovalent hydrocarbon group having from 1 to 4 carbon atoms;
R3, which are identical or different, each represent a monovalent hydrocarbon group having from 1 to 12 carbon atoms;
Z, which are identical or different, each represent a divalent hydrocarbon bonding group comprising from 1 to 16 carbon atoms;
x is an integral or fractional number greater than or equal to 2; and
n is an integer equal to 2.

US Pat. No. 10,968,332

DYE, FILLER MADE THEREFROM, COMPOSITIONS INCLUDING THE FILLER, AND METHOD OF DETERMINING DEGREE OF CURE OF SUCH COMPOSITIONS

3M Innovative Properties ...

1. A treated filler comprising:an inorganic filler having on at least a portion of its surface a compound of formula

wherein
R is hydrogen or alkyl;
X is alkylene, arylalkylene, or alkylarylene, wherein alkylene, arylalkylene, and alkylarylene are optionally interrupted by at least one of an ether, thioether, amine, amide, ester, thioester, carbonate, thiocarbonate, carbamate, thiocarbamate, urea, or thiourea, and wherein alkylene is optionally interrupted by arylene;
W is hydroxyl, a sulfonic acid group, a phosphonic acid group, a carboxylic acid group, —NHR1, epoxy, or —Si(Y)x(Z1)3-x;
R1 is hydrogen, alkyl, aryl, arylalkylenyl, or alkylarylenyl;
Y is alkyl, aryl, arylalkylenyl, or alkylarylenyl;
each Z1 is independently halide, hydroxyl, alkoxy, aryloxy, acyloxy, polyalkyleneoxy, —O— covalently bonded to the surface of the filler, or —O— bonded to another silicon atom to form a siloxane, wherein alkoxy and acyloxy are optionally substituted by halogen, and wherein aryloxy is optionally substituted by halogen, alkyl, or haloalkyl; and
x is 0 or 1,and wherein the compound is at least one of covalently bonded or ionically bonded to the inorganic filler.

US Pat. No. 10,968,328

POROUS POLYIMIDE FILM PRODUCTION METHOD AND POROUS POLYIMIDE FILM PRODUCED USING SAID METHOD

UBE INDUSTRIES, LTD., Ya...

1. A method for producing a porous polyimide film, the method comprising the steps of:(1) casting a poly(amic acid) solution consisting of 3 to 60% by mass of a poly(amic acid) having an limiting viscosity number of 1.0 to 3.0, the poly(amic acid) consisting of tetracarboxylic acid unit and diamine unit, and 40 to 97% by mass of an organic polar solvent into a film-like shape, and dipping in or bringing it into contact with a coagulating solvent comprising water as an essential component to prepare a porous film of poly(amic acid); and
(2) imidizing the porous film of a poly(amic acid) obtained in the step (1) by heat treatment, wherein each of the shrinkage ratios in the longitudinal direction and the transverse direction of the film after heat treatment is suppressed to 8% or lower, and the temperature rising rate in the temperature region of 200° C. or higher in the heat treatment is 25° C./min or higher,
wherein the porous polyimide film is a three-layer structure porous polyimide film having two surface layers (a) and (b), and a macrovoid layer sandwiched between the surface layers (a) and (b),
the macrovoid layer has partition walls bonded to the surface layers (a) and (b), and a plurality of macrovoids surrounded by the partition walls and the surface layers (a) and (b) and having a mean pore size in the film plane direction of from 10 to 500 ?m,
the partition walls of the macrovoid layer have a thickness of 0.1 ?m to 50 ?m,
at least one partition walls have one or a plurality of pores communicating adjacent macrovoids,
each of the surface layers (a) and (b) has a thickness of 0.1 ?m to 50 ?m,
at least one of the surface layers (a) and (b) has a plurality of fine pores having an average pore diameter of more than 5 ?m and not more than 200 ?m, while the other has a plurality of fine pores having an average pore diameter of 0.01 ?m to 200 ?m;
the surface opening ratio of at least one of the surface layer is not less than 10%, while that of the other surface layer is not less than 5%;
the fine pores in the surface layers (a) and (b) communicate with the macrovoids; and
the porous polyimide film has a total film thickness of 5 ?m to 500 ?m, the Gurley value being not more than 20 sec/100 cc, and a porosity being 60% to 95%.

US Pat. No. 10,968,326

ELECTRICALLY-CONDUCTIVE COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF USING THEM WITH PIPELINES

Phillips Intellectual Pro...

1. A method of producing an electrically-conductive polyurethane foam, the method comprising:forming a reaction mixture comprising:
(a) component A comprising an isocyanate;
(b) component B comprising at least one polyol;
(c) a dispersion of exfoliated graphene nanoplatelets;
(d) a blowing agent; and
curing the reaction mixture to provide a three-dimensional composite structure; and
configuring the three-dimensional composite structure to comprise a direct current electrical conductivity to conduct a provided current from an impressed-current cathodic protection system utilized on underground metallic oil and gas pipeline facilities.

US Pat. No. 10,968,325

PREPARATION OF LARGE ULTRATHIN FREE-STANDING POLYMER FILMS

Lawrence Livermore Nation...

1. An ultrathin polymer film product adapted to be positioned in a water bath, comprising:a polymer film,
a silicon wafer,
an oxidizing acid cleaned wafer surface on said silicon wafer,
an electrostatically mediated adsorbed polyelectrolyte monolayer on said oxidizing acid cleaned wafer surface,
wherein said polymer film has a thicknesses below 100 nm,
a polymer film surface on said polymer film wherein said polymer film is initially positioned on said silicon wafer and said polymer film surface is initially on said oxidizing acid cleaned wafer surface and said electrostatically mediated adsorbed polyelectrolyte monolayer,
a marker on said polymer film,
wherein said electrostatically mediated adsorbed polyelectrolyte on said wafer surface of said silicon wafer enables said polymer film surface to separate from said wafer surface in said water bath leaving said polymer film in said water bath, and
wherein said marker on said polymer film enables said polymer film to be located in said water bath.

US Pat. No. 10,968,324

RESIN COMPOSITE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING RESIN COMPOSITE

OJI HOLDINGS CORPORATION,...

1. A resin composite comprising a resin and fibers having an ionic functional group, wherein the ionic functional groups is a phosphoric acid group, and a polyvalent ion-containing solution is applied to the composite, the polyvalent is a metal ion having a valence of 3, when the mass of the resin composite immersed in ion-exchanged water for 24 hours is defined as E and the mass of the resin composite left to stand for 24 hours under conditions of 23° C. and a relative humidity of 50% is defined as F, the water absorption rate represented by (E?F)/F×100 is 500% or less, the tensile strength of the resin composite immersed in ion-exchanged water for 24 hours is 5 MPa or more, and the fibers are uniformly dispersed in the resin composite.

US Pat. No. 10,968,323

NATURAL FIBER COMPOSITE AND METHOD OF PRODUCTION

ESSENTIUM, INC., Pfluger...

1. A reinforced polymer composite, the reinforced polymer composite comprising:a polymer matrix;
a strengthening agent, the strengthening agent including a natural fiber having a first aspect ratio;
a dispersing agent, the dispersing agent including a coconut shell powder wherein the coconut shell powder has a low aspect ratio as compared to the first aspect ratio of the natural fiber; and
a solid phase grafted MAPP in the amount up to 3.0 wt %,
wherein the strengthening agent is homogenously dispersed in the polymer matrix.

US Pat. No. 10,968,321

POLYACRYLATE-POLYSILANE BLOCK COPOLYMERS

1. A polyacrylate-silane polymer block copolymer of general structure (I):whereinm and n independent of one another, are integers ranging from 2 to 4000;
p is an integer ranging from 0 to 5;
q is an integer ranging from 1 to 5;
R1 represents hydrogen, straight-chain or branched alkyl group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms;
R2 represents hydrogen, straight-chain or branched alkyl group having 1 to 18 carbon atoms;
R3 represents hydrogen, hydroxyl group, straight-chain or branched alkyl group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms, or an C6-C14-aryl group;
L is a single bond or a bivalent group —NH—, —C(O)NH—, —NHC(O)NH—, —OC(O)NH— or —CH2—;
R4, R5 and R6 independent of one another, represent hydrogen, straight-chain or branched alkyl group having 1 to 8 carbon atoms or a polydimethylsiloxane residue; and
R7 represents hydrogen or methyl group, and
wherein at least one of R4, R5 and R6 represents a polydimethylsiloxane group.

US Pat. No. 10,968,320

THERMAL INTERFACE MATERIALS INCLUDING POLYMERIC PHASE-CHANGE MATERIALS

International Business Ma...

1. A thermal interface material, comprising:a polymeric phase-change material, the polymeric phase-change material comprising a block copolymer formed from a diene, the diene formed from a vinyl-terminated fatty acid monomer and an ethylene glycol monomer.

US Pat. No. 10,968,317

METHOD FOR HYDROSILYLATION OF ALIPHATICALLY UNSATURATED ALKOXYSILANES AND HYDROGEN TERMINATED ORGANOSILOXANE OLIGOMERS TO PREPARE ALKOXYSILYL TERMINATED POLYMERS USEFUL FOR FUNCTIONALIZING POLYORGANOSILOXANES USING AN IRIDIUM CATALYST

Dow Silicones Corporation...

1. A method for preparing an alkoxy-functional organohydrogensiloxane oligomer, where the method comprises:1) reacting starting materials comprising:
(A) a polyorganohydrogensiloxane oligomer of unit formula:
(HR12SiO1/2)e(R13SiO1/2)f(HR1SiO2/2)g(R12SiO2/2)h(R1SiO3/2)i(HSiO3/2)j(Si O4/2)k where subscripts e, f, g, h, i, j, and k have values such that 5?e?0, 5?f?0, 10?g?0, 5?h?0, subscript i is 0 or 1, 5?j?0, subscript k is 0 or 1, with the proviso that a quantity (e+g+j)?2, and a quantity (e+f+g+h+i+j+k)?32; and each R1 is independently a monovalent hydrocarbon group of 1 to 18 carbon or a monovalent halogenated hydrocarbon group of 1 to 18 carbon atoms;
(B) an aliphatically unsaturated alkoxysilane of formula:

where each R2 is independently an aliphatically unsaturated monovalent hydrocarbon group of 2 to 18 carbon atoms, each R3 is independently a monovalent hydrocarbon group of 1 to 18 carbon atoms, subscript c is 0 or 1; and
(C) an iridium complex of formula [Ir(R5)x(R6)y]z, where subscript x is 1 or 2, R5 is a 1,5-cyclooctadiene ligand or a 2,5-norbornadiene ligand, subscript y is 0, 1 or 2, R6 is a ligand that can be activated at a temperature less than a boiling point of the organohydrogensiloxane oligomer, and subscript z is 1 or 2, thereby preparing a reaction product comprising the alkoxy-functional organohydrogensiloxane oligomer; and
optionally 2) isolating the alkoxy-functional organohydrogensiloxane oligomer prepared in step 1).

US Pat. No. 10,968,316

POLYIMIDE RESIN AND POLYIMIDE FILM

MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL C...

1. A polyimide resin comprising a structural unit represented by the following formula (1-1) and comprising at least one selected from the group consisting of a structural unit represented by the following formula (2-1) and a structural unit represented by the following formula (3):
wherein R1 and R2 in the formula (1-1), and R3 and R4 in the formula (2-1), each independently represents a group of any of the following formulae (i) or (ii), and in these formulae, * bonds to the carbon with* in the formula (1-1) and the formula (2-1) and ** bonds to the carbon with ** in the formula (1-1) and the formula (2-1):
andwherein when a structural unit represented by formula (2-1) is present a molar ratio of the structural unit represented by the formula (1-1) to the structural unit represented by the formula (2-1) is 40/60 to 75/25.

US Pat. No. 10,968,315

METHOD OF PRODUCING A POLYMER NANOFIBER SHEET

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A method of producing a polymer nanofiber sheet, the polymer nanofiber sheet comprising polymer nanofibers, each of which comprises a polymer, the polymer nanofibers being laminated, three-dimensionally entangled with each other, and in contact with each other, the method comprising steps of:providing a polymer solution containing the polymer and a low molecular weight epoxy compound, wherein the polymer comprises at least one polymer selected from the group consisting of a polycaprolactone, a polyethylene oxide, and a polystyrene, and wherein the low-molecular weight epoxy compound is 4-hydroxybutyl acrylate glycidyl ether;
electro-spinning the polymer solution to form a sheet comprising the polymer nanofibers, wherein the polymer nanofibers have an average diameter of 50 nm to less than 1000 nm, and wherein each of the polymer nanofibers has the low-molecular weight epoxy compound on its surface; and
crosslinking the polymer nanofibers with each other by a chemical reaction between a glycidyl group and a hydroxyl group of the low-molecular weight epoxy compound on the surface of the polymer nanofibers and the polymer in the polymer nanofibers at a position where the polymer nanofibers are in contact with each other.

US Pat. No. 10,968,313

AMINE POLYMER AND PREPARATION METHOD AND USE THEREOF

RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF PET...

1. An amino polymer, having a structure of formula (II),wherein p is 1, 2, or 3;wherein the group Y is a hydroxyl polymer having p number of bonds connected to the p number of —O— groups,
the group Link represents a linking group, wherein each of the p number of Link groups is independently selected from C1-4 linear or branched alkylene;
R1 and R2 are identical to or different from each other, and are each independently selected from C1-4 linear or branched alkyl;
the a number of R3 groups or the a number of R4 groups are identical to or different from each other, and are each independently selected from hydrogen and C1-10 hydrocarbyl;
the a number of R6 groups or the a number of R7 groups are identical to or different from each other, and are each independently selected from hydrogen, optionally substituted C1-10 hydrocarbyl, and
wherein the q number of R8 groups and identical to or different from each other, and are each independently selected from C1-40 hydrocarbylene; the q number of R9 groups and identical to or different from each other, and are each independently selected from hydrogen and C1-10 hydrocarbyl; R10 is selected from hydrogen and C1-10 hydrocarbyl;wherein q is an integer between 1 and 50, inclusive; a is an integer between 1 and 10, inclusive;
the a number of R? groups are identical to or different from each other, and are each independently selected from a single bond and C1-10 hydrocarbylene; and R5 is selected from hydrogen and C1-10 hydrocarbyl.

US Pat. No. 10,968,310

POLYMERIZABLE MATERIALS, ANAEROBICALLY CURABLE COMPOSITIONS, AND RELATED METHODS AND PRODUCTS

1. An anaerobically curable composition comprising:at least 5 percent by weight, based on total solids of the composition, prepolymer of the formula:
wherein each R1 is the same or different, and is a divalent alkylene group having from 2 to 3 carbon atoms that is optionally branched or straight, and wherein m is in a range from 1 to 500 andan anaerobic cure system comprising polymerization initiator capable of causing the prepolymer to polymerize in the absence of oxygen,wherein the prepolymer molecules polymerize by reaction between maleic acid unsaturation of the molecules to produce a cured composition.

US Pat. No. 10,968,309

POLYMERIZABLE COMPOSITION FOR A PLASTIC LENS

SKC CO., LTD., Gyeonggi-...

1. A polymerizable composition, which comprises a polyiso(thio)cyanate compound;a bi- or higher functional thiol compound having at least one sulfide bond or at least one ester bond;
a halogenated tin-based catalyst, and
a diketone compound in an amount of 5 to 150% by weight based on the weight of the catalyst, which satisfies the following Equation 1:
? ln Y=b×?X  [Equation 1]
wherein ? ln Y is ln YX?ln Y0,
Y0 is the initial viscosity (cps) of the polymerizable composition,
YX is the viscosity (cps) of the polymerizable composition at a temperature of 10° C. after X hour(s) elapse,
?X is from 1 hour to 10 hours, and
b is the slope of a graph derived from the value of ? ln Y measured with respect to X time and is 0.1 hour?1 to 0.3 hour?1.

US Pat. No. 10,968,308

PREPARATION METHOD OF EPOXY COMPOUND HAVING ALKOXYSILYL GROUP, EPOXY COMPOUND HAVING ALKOXYSILYL GROUP, COMPOSITION COMPRISING THE SAME, AND USE THEREOF

KOREA INSTITUTE OF INDUST...

1. A method of preparing an epoxy compound having an alkoxysilyl group, the method comprising reacting an epoxy compound having a hydroxyl group as a starting material with an isocyanate alkoxysilane of Formula 1 in the presence of at least one amine-based base catalyst selected from the group consisting of triethylamine, diisopropylethylamine, pyridine, and imidazole,wherein the hydroxyl group of the epoxy compound having a hydroxyl group as a starting material is formed by a side reaction during a synthesis of the epoxy compound,
wherein 0.5 to 1 equivalent of the amine-based catalyst is used per 1 equivalent of the hydroxyl group of the epoxy compound having a hydroxyl group as a starting, material,
wherein the epoxy compound having an alkoxysilyl group has a mole ratio of [epoxide group]:[alkoxysilyl group] of n:1 ranging from 2:1 to 10:1, and
an increase in an epoxy equivalent weight (EEW) of the epoxy compound having an alkoxysilyl group is less than 260/n (where n is mole ratio of an epoxide group to 1 mol of the alkoxysilyl group in the epoxy compound having an alkoxysilyl group, and n ranges from 2 to 10) compared to an EEW of the epoxy compound having a hydroxyl group as a starting material,
OCN(CH2)3SiR1R2R3  Formula 1
where at least one of R1 to R3 is an alkoxy group having 1 to 5 carbon atoms, and the remainder are alkyl groups having 1 to 10 carbon atoms.

US Pat. No. 10,968,307

METHODS OF PRODUCING THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS FROM MATERIALS HAVING MULTIPLE MECHANISMS OF HARDENING

Carbon, Inc., Redwood Ci...

1. A method of forming a three-dimensional object, comprising:(a) providing a carrier and an optically transparent member having a build surface, said carrier and said build surface defining a build region therebetween;
(b) filling said build region with a polymerizable liquid, said polymerizable liquid comprising a mixture of (i) a light polymerizable liquid first component, and (ii) a second solidifiable component that is different from said first component, wherein said second solidifiable component comprises monomers and/or prepolymers polymerizable by ring-opening polymerization and/or comprises monomers and/or prepolymers polymerizable by reaction of amine and ester groups;
(c) irradiating said build region with light through said optically transparent member to form a solid polymer scaffold from said first component and also advancing said carrier away from said build surface to form a three-dimensional intermediate having the same shape as, or a shape to be imparted to, said three-dimensional object and containing said second solidifiable component carried in said scaffold in unsolidified and/or uncured form; and
(d) subsequent to said irradiating step, heating, microwave irradiating, or both heating and microwave irradiating, said second solidifiable component in said three-dimensional intermediate to form said three-dimensional object.

US Pat. No. 10,968,304

POLYMER COMPOSITION CONTAINING MODIFIED CHLORINATED POLYOLEFIN AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

KANSAI PAINT CO., LTD., ...

1. A method for producing a polymer composition containing a modified chlorinated polyolefin, the method including a step of copolymerizing a chlorinated polyolefin that has an allyloxy group (b), and a polymerizable monomer including one or more compounds (c) selected from the group consisting of (meth)acrylic acid esters, (meth)acrylic acid and styrene, in the co-presence of a compound that has an allyloxy group and a hydroxyl group (a), to obtain a modified chlorinated polyolefin,wherein the compound that has an allyloxy group and a hydroxyl group (a) is a compound represented by the following formula (I):
wherein R1 and R2 each independently represent an alkylene group of 2 or 3 carbon atoms that is optionally branched, m and n each independently represent a real number of 0 to 50, the sum of m and n being a real number of 1 or greater, and the structure may be a block structure or random structure.

US Pat. No. 10,968,303

BIOMIMETIC SYNTHETIC RUBBER AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING ITS PHYSICAL PROPERTIES THROUGH BACKBONE DOUBLE BOND STEREOCHEMISTRY BY MONOMER SELECTION AND END GROUP MODIFICATION

THE UNIVERSITY OF AKRON, ...

1. A thiol-yne elastomer composition comprising the residue of a multi-functional alkyne monomer and the residue of a multi-functional thiol monomer, said thiol-yne elastomer composition having a cis-trans double bond ratio of from 99:1 to about 1:99 having a glass transition temperature (Tg) of from about ?50° C. or more to about 10° C. or less.

US Pat. No. 10,968,302

METHOD FOR PREPARING MODIFIED AND CONJUGATED DIENE-BASED POLYMER AND MODIFIED AND CONJUGATED DIENE-BASED POLYMER PREPARED USING THE SAME

LG Chem, Ltd.

1. A method for preparing a modified and conjugated diene-based polymer, the method comprising:polymerizing conjugated diene-based monomers, or a conjugated diene-based monomer and an aromatic vinyl-based monomer in the presence of an organometal compound in a hydrocarbon solvent to prepare a conjugated diene-based polymer of which at least one terminal comprises an activated organometal part;
reacting the conjugated diene-based polymer with an alkoxysilane-based modifier to prepare a modified and conjugated diene-based polymer of which at least one terminal is combined with a functional group derived from the modifier;
adding an alcohol and an antioxidant to the modified and conjugated diene-based polymer to deactivate the activated organometal part remaining in the modified and conjugated diene-based polymer to prepare a modified and conjugated diene-based polymer which is deactivated; and
adding a modification stabilizer of the following Formula 1 to the modified and conjugated diene-based polymer which is deactivated, to perform a condensation reaction of the functional group derived from a modifier in the modified and conjugated diene-based polymer and the modification stabilizer of the following Formula 1:

in Formula 1,
m is an integer of 0 to 3,
R1 is a functional group having a structure of the following Formula 1-1, and
R2 and R3 are each independently one of a halogen group, an alkyl group of 1 to 5 carbon atoms, or an alkoxy group of 1 to 5 carbon atoms, where at least one of R2 and R3 is the alkoxy group,
[R11—(R12)n]—  [Formula 1-1]
in Formula 1-1,
n is 0 or 1,
R11 is an amino group or a four-member to six-member heterocyclic group containing 1 to 3 nitrogen atoms, which is unsubstituted or substituted with at least one substituent selected from the group consisting of an alkyl group of 1 to 10 carbon atoms and a cycloalkyl group of 3 to 10 carbon atoms, and
R12 is an alkylene group of 1 to 10 carbon atoms, which is unsubstituted or substituted with an alkyl group of 1 to 10 carbon atoms.

US Pat. No. 10,968,299

COPOLYMER AND AQUEOUS COATING COMPOSITION USING SAME

ADEKA CORPORATION, Tokyo...

1. A copolymer consisting of unit A represented by Formula (1) and unit B represented by Formula (2):wherein R1 is a methyl group, R4 is a hydrogen atom, and R2 and R3 each independently represent a hydrocarbon group, with the proviso that a total number of carbon atoms in R2 and R3 is 6 or 7,wherein R5 represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group, and R6 represents a group selected from the group consisting of C1-20 hydrocarbon groups optionally containing an oxygen atom, C1-20 alkoxy groups, hydrogen atoms, oxygen radicals and hydroxyl groups,wherein a ratio by mass of unit A/unit B=50/50 to 65/35, and
wherein the volume-average particle size of the copolymer is 80 to 250 nm.

US Pat. No. 10,968,297

THIOUREA GROUP IV TRANSITION METAL CATALYSTS AND POLYMERIZATION SYSTEMS

Dow Global Technologies L...

1. A composition comprising at least one thiourea complex according to Formula (I):MQaX4-a  (I)
where:
M is a metal center chosen from Ti, Zr, or Hf;
a is 1 or 2;
each group Q of the at least one thiourea complex is a bidentate thiourea ligand bound to the metal center, the thiourea ligand having Formula (Ia), Formula (Ib), or Formula (Ic):

each group R1, R2, and R3 in the at least one thiourea complex is independently chosen from alkyl groups or aryl groups;
each group Z1 and Z2 in the at least one thiourea complex is a divalent alkylene group;
if a=2, groups R1 of the two groups Q are optionally linked to each other through at least one covalent bond, or groups R3 of the two groups Q are optionally linked to each other through at least one covalent bond; and
each X is covalently bonded or coordinated to the metal center and is independently chosen from alkyl groups, halides, or amides.

US Pat. No. 10,968,293

OLEFIN POLYMERIZATION PROCESS IN A GAS-PHASE REACTOR HAVING THREE OR MORE POLYMERIZATION ZONES

Basell Polyolefine GmbH, ...

1. A process for preparing an olefin polymer comprising the step of:polymerizing an olefin in the presence of a polymerization catalyst and hydrogen as molecular weight regulator in a gas-phase polymerization reactor to yield growing polymer particles, the gas-phase polymerization reactor comprising
three or more polymerization zones which differ in the ratio of hydrogen to the sum of olefins in the reaction gas mixture within the polymerization zones, expressed as ratios of the volume fractions, and
at least two of the polymerization zones are sub-zones of a polymerization unit wherein the growing polymer particles flow downward in a densified form, and
wherein at least one of the polymerization zones is
a riser wherein growing polymer particles flow upwards under fast fluidization or transport conditions, or
a zone wherein the polymerization occurs in a fluidized bed of growing polymer particles,
wherein the gas-phase polymerization reactor comprises
at least one polymerization zone,
which has a ratio of hydrogen to the sum of olefins
which is a factor of at least 1.5 lower than the ratio of hydrogen to the sum of olefins in the polymerization zone having the highest ratio of hydrogen to the sum of olefins, and
a factor of at least 1.5 higher than the ratio of hydrogen to the sum of olefins in the polymerization zone having the lowest ratio of hydrogen to the sum of olefins.

US Pat. No. 10,968,292

SYNTHETIC POLYMER FILM WHOSE SURFACE HAS MICROBICIDAL ACTIVITY, PHOTOCURABLE RESIN COMPOSITION, MANUFACTURING METHOD OF SYNTHETIC POLYMER FILM, AND STERILIZATION METHOD WITH USE OF SURFACE OF SYNTHETIC POLYMER FILM

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A synthetic polymer film whose surface comprises a plurality of raised or recessed portions,wherein the synthetic polymer film has a crosslink structure, and the crosslink structure does not contain any nitrogen element that is a constituent of a urethane bond,
the synthetic polymer film contains an organic carboxylic acid, and an amount of water required for dissolving 1 g of the organic carboxylic acid is equal to or greater than 10 mL and less than 10000 mL,
at the lapse of 5 minutes since placing a 200 ?L drop of water on the surface of the synthetic polymer film, a pH of an aqueous solution is not more than 5, the aqueous solution containing the water and the organic carboxylic acid extracted from the synthetic polymer film, and an area equivalent circle diameter of the aqueous solution is not less than 20 mm,
the synthetic polymer film is formed from a photocurable resin containing a photopolymerization initiator,
the organic carboxylic acid is contained in the photocurable resin or is generated by photodecomposition of a compound that is contained in the photocurable resin but does not function as an initiator,
when viewed in a normal direction of the synthetic polymer film, a two-dimensional size of the plurality of raised or recessed portions is in the range of not less than 500 nm and not more than 1 ?m,
the plurality of raised or recessed portions is formed by directly transferring a shape of an outermost surface of a mold to the synthetic polymer film,
the mold has an aluminum layer and the outermost surface of the mold is a surface of the aluminum layer that has a plurality of crystal grains, and
the shape of the outermost surface of the mold includes a surface shape of the plurality of crystal grains.

US Pat. No. 10,968,291

OLEFIN POLYMERIZATION PROCESS IN A GAS-PHASE REACTOR COMPRISING A RISER UNIT AND A DOWNCOMER

Basell Polyolefine GmbH, ...

1. A process for preparing an ethylene polymer comprising the step of:homopolymerizing ethylene or copolymerizing ethylene with a comonomer in the presence of a polymerization catalyst in a gas-phase polymerization reactor to yield growing polymer particles, the gas-phase polymerization reactor comprising
a riser unit wherein growing polymer particles flow upwards under fluidization, fast fluidization or transport conditions, and
a downcomer wherein growing polymer particles flow downward in a densified form,
wherein the hold-up of polymer particles in the downcomer is from 55 wt. % to 80 wt. % of the total hold-up of polymer particles in the gas-phase polymerization reactor.

US Pat. No. 10,968,290

METALLOCENE-CATALYZED POLYALPHA-OLEFINS

ExxonMobil Chemical Paten...

1. A process for making a polyalpha-olefin (“PAO”), the process comprising:contacting a C6-C30 alpha-olefin feed with a catalyst system comprising a metallocene compound in a polymerization reactor under polymerization conditions in the absence of hydrogen to effect a polymerization reaction to obtain a polymerization reaction mixture comprising vinylidenes, tri-substituted vinylenes, optionally 1,2-di-substituted vinylenes, and optionally vinyls; and
obtaining an unsaturated PAO product from the polymerization reaction mixture, wherein the unsaturated PAO product comprising, based on the total moles of vinyls, vinylidenes, 1,2-di-substituted vinylenes, and tri-substituted vinylenes contained therein:
80 to 90 mol % of vinylidenes;
0.1 to 10 mol % of 1,2-di-substituted vinylenes; and
0 to 10 mol % of vinyls, based on the total moles of vinyls, vinylidenes, 1,2-di-substituted vinylenes, and tri-substituted vinylenes contained therein,
wherein:
the metallocene compound has a structure represented by formula (F-MC) below comprising a first cyclopentadienyl ring directly connected with R1, R2, R3, and R4 and a second cyclopentadienyl ring directly connected with R5, R6, R7, and R8:
wherein:R1 and R4 are each independently a hydrogen, a substituted or unsubstituted linear, branched linear, or cyclic C1-C30 hydrocarbyl group,
R2 and R3 are each independently a substituted or unsubstituted linear, branched linear, or cyclic C1-C50 hydrocarbyl group, or
alternatively, two or more of R1, R2, R3, and R4, taken together, with the carbon atoms in the first cyclopentadienyl ring to which they are directly connected, form one or more substituted or unsubstituted ring annelated to the first cyclopentadienyl ring;
R5, R6, R7, and R8 are each independently a hydrogen, or a substituted or unsubstituted linear, branched linear, or cyclic C1-C30 hydrocarbyl group, provided: R6 and R7 are not both hydrogen; or
alternatively, two or more of R5, R6, R7, and R8, taken together, with the intermediate carbon atoms in the second cyclopentadienyl ring to which they are directly connected, form one or more substituted or unsubstituted ring annelated to the second cyclopentadienyl ring;
provided: the first cyclopentadienyl ring and the second cyclopentadienyl ring are not annelated to ring structures simultaneously;
BG is a bridging group connected directly with both the first cyclopentadienyl ring and the second cyclopentadienyl ring;
M is a transition metal having a valency of v;
X, the same or different at each occurrence, is independently selected from halogens, Cl-C50 substituted or unsubstituted linear, branched, or cyclic hydrocarbyl groups; and
m is an integer equal to v-2.

US Pat. No. 10,968,289

OLEFIN POLYMERIZATION CATALYST SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

Dow Global Technologies L...

1. An olefin polymerization catalyst system comprising a procatalyst component selected from metal-ligand complexes of Formula (I):
wherein M is titanium, zirconium, or hafnium;
wherein each X is independently a monodentate or polydentate ligand that is neutral, monoanionic, or dianionic, wherein n is an integer, and wherein X and n are chosen in such a way that the metal-ligand complex of Formula (I) is overall neutral;
wherein each R1 and R10 independently is selected from the group consisting of (C6-C40)aryl, substituted (C6-C40)aryl, (C3-C40)heteroaryl, and substituted (C3-C40)heteroaryl;
wherein each R2, R3, R4, R7, R8, and R9 independently is selected from a group consisting of hydrogen; (C1-C40)hydrocarbyl; substituted (C1-C40)hydrocarbyl; (C1-C40)heterohydrocarbyl; substituted (C1-C40)heterohydrocarbyl; halogen; and nitro (NO2);
wherein each R5 and R6 independently is selected from the group consisting of a (C1-C40)alkyl; substituted (C1-C40)alkyl; [(Si)1—(C+Si)40] substituted organosilyl;
optionally, two or more of the R1-5 groups are combined together to form a ring structure, with such ring structure having from 5 to 16 atoms in the ring excluding any hydrogen atoms; and
optionally, two or more of the R6-10 groups are combined together to form a ring structure, with such ring structure having from 5 to 16 atoms in the ring excluding any hydrogen atoms.

US Pat. No. 10,968,279

TL1A ANTIBODIES AND USES THEREOF

Bristol-Myers Squibb Comp...

1. An antibody, or antigen binding fragment thereof, that binds to human TL1A (TNF-like ligand 1A) and comprises:a) a heavy chain variable domain comprising:
CDRH1 comprising the sequence of SEQ ID NO:7;
CDRH2 comprising the sequence of SEQ ID NO:8; and
CDRH3 comprising the sequence of SEQ ID NO:9;
and
b) a light chain variable domain comprising:
CDRL1 comprising the sequence of SEQ ID NO:12;
CDRL2 comprising the sequence of SEQ ID NO:13; and
CDRL3 comprising the sequence of SEQ ID NO:14;
wherein the antibody or fragment inhibits the binding of human TL1A to DR3.

US Pat. No. 10,968,265

ANTIBODY-COUPLED CYCLIC PEPTIDE TYROSINE TYROSINE COMPOUNDS AS MODULATORS OF NEUROPEPTIDE Y RECEPTORS

Janssen Pharmaceutica NV,...

1. A conjugate comprising:a. a monoclonal antibody or an antigen binding fragment thereof, wherein the monoclonal antibody or antigen binding fragment thereof comprises a heavy chain complementarity determining region 1 (HCDR1), a HCDR2, a HCDR3, a light chain complementarity determining region 1 (LCDR1), a LCDR2, and a LCDR3, having the polypeptide sequences of SEQ ID NO:141, 142, 143, 144, 145, and 146, respectively; and
b. at least two cyclic PYY peptides,wherein the monoclonal antibody or antigen binding fragment thereof is coupled to the at least two cyclic PYY peptides, wherein the at least two cyclic PYY peptides are represented by Formula I or a derivative or pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof:whereinp is 0 or 1;
m is 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5;
n is 1, 2, 3, or 4;
q is 0 or 1; provided that q is 1 only when Z30 is absent;
BRIDGE is -Ph-CH2—S—, -triazolyl-, —NHC(O)CH2S—, —SCH2C(O)NH—,
—(OCH2CH2)2NHC(O)CH2S, —NHC(O)—, or —CH2S—;
Z4 is K, A, E, S, or R;
Z7 is A or K;
Z9 is G or K;
Z11 is D or K;
Z22 is A or K;
Z23 is S or K;
Z26 is A or H;
Z30 is L, W, absent, or K;
provided that Z30 is absent only when q is 1;
Z34 is

Z35 is
wherein the derivative is the compound of Formula I that is modified by one or more processes selected from the group consisting of amidation, glycosylation, carbamylation, sulfation, phosphorylation, cyclization, lipidation, and pegylation.

US Pat. No. 10,968,264

CYCLIC PEPTIDE TYROSINE TYROSINE COMPOUNDS AS MODULATORS OF NEUROPEPTIDE Y RECEPTORS

Janssen Pharmaceutica NV,...

1. A compound of Formula I:
wherein
p is 0 or 1;
m is 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5;
n is 1, 2, 3, or 4;
q is 0 or 1; provided that q is 1 only when Z30 is absent;
BRIDGE is -Ph-CH2—S—, -triazolyl-, —NHC(O)CH2S—, —SCH2C(O)NH—, —(OCH2CH2)2NHC(O)CH2S, —NHC(O)—, or —CH2S—;
Z4 is K, A, E, S, or R;
Z7 is A or K;
Z9 is G or K;
Z11 is D or K;
Z22 is A or K;
Z23 is S or K;
Z26 is A or H;
Z30 is L, W, absent, or K;
provided that Z30 is absent only when q is 1;
Z34 is

Z35 is

or a derivative thereof; wherein the derivative is the compound of Formula I that is modified by one or more processes comprising amidation, glycosylation, carbamylation, sulfation, phosphorylation, cyclization, lipidation, or pegylation; or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,968,263

AFFINITY SUPPORT AND METHOD FOR TRAPPING SUBSTANCE USING THE SAME

BIOMOLECULAR HOLDINGS LLC...

1. A method of trapping amyloid ? comprising contacting a sample containing amyloid ? (1-28) or amyloid ? (1-42) with an affinity support which comprises (a) a solid support, (b) a plurality of spacers directly covalently bound to the solid support, (c) and a plurality of immunoglobulin F(ab?) or F(ab) fragments comprising the F(ab?) or F(ab) region of a 6E10 antibody molecule, each bound directly covalently to a polyethylene glycol spacer having a polymerization degree of 24 and wherein the interval between the spacers is 1 to 50 angstrom (?), wherein the amyloid ? has a plurality of affinity sites and at least two of the affinity sites of the amyloid ? are bound by the immunoglobulin F(ab?) or F(ab) fragments simultaneously such that the amyloid ? (1-28) or amyloid ? (1-42) is trapped by the immunoglobulin F(ab?) or F(ab) fragments via cooperative binding.

US Pat. No. 10,968,259

HIGH PRODUCTIVITY ALGAL MUTANTS HAVING REDUCED PHOTOSYNTHETIC ANTENNA

Synthetic Genomics, Inc.,...

1. A mutant Chlorophyte algal organism having an attenuated gene encoding an SGI1 polypeptide having at least 80% sequence identity to a polypeptide selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NO: 3, SEQ ID NO: 14, SEQ ID NO: 15, and SEQ ID NO: 16; andwherein the photosynthetic organism produces more biomass than a control organism grown or cultured under the substantially the same conditions, wherein the control photosynthetic organism does not have the attenuated SGI1 gene.