US Pat. No. 10,190,446

VALVE TRAIN ASSEMBLY

EATON INTELLIGENT POWER L...

1. A valve train assembly, the valve train assembly comprising:a valve bridge assembly, the valve bridge assembly comprising:
a valve bridge;
a first cavity formed towards a first end portion of the valve bridge; and
a hydraulic lash adjuster (HLA) disposed within the first cavity, the HLA being configured to engage a first valve stem;
the valve train assembly further comprising:
a pivotally mounted first rocker arm configured to engage the valve bridge and to pivot in response to a rotating first cam to cause a first valve lift event in an engine cycle, wherein the first rocker arm comprises:
a rocker arm cavity formed within an end portion thereof; and
a control capsule disposed within the rocker arm cavity, wherein the control capsule is configurable in an ON configuration and an OFF configuration, wherein, in the ON configuration, the pivoting of the first rocker arm is configured to cause the first valve lift event and, in the OFF configuration, the control capsule is configured to prevent the pivoting of the first rocker arm from causing the first valve lift event.

US Pat. No. 10,190,432

BRUSH SEAL ASSEMBLY

Doosan Heavy Industries C...

1. A brush seal assembly, comprising:a diaphragm that includes a brush insertion groove;
a brush configured to have a first end disposed in the brush insertion groove of the diaphragm and a second end protruding toward a rotor;
a ring shaped support plate disposed adjacent to the brush, the ring shaped support plate being used to support a side of the brush, and the ring shaped support plate including a first portion disposed in the brush insertion groove of the diaphragm and a second portion extending out of the brush insertion groove; and
a first back plate configured to support a side of the ring shaped support plate and disposed in the brush insertion groove of the diaphragm, the first back plate including a portion extending out of the brush insertion groove that is in contact with the second portion of the ring shaped support plate,
wherein the ring shaped support plate includes:
a first support strip portion facing to the brush, and the first support strip portion including a material having an elastic restoring force, and
a second support strip portion facing to the first back plate, and the second support strip portion including a different type of material other than the material having the elastic restoring force.

US Pat. No. 10,190,430

TURBINE ENGINE, SUCH AS A TURBOJET OR A TURBOPROP ENGINE

SAFRAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES, ...

1. A turbomachine comprising:an annular combustion chamber defined by an inner shell and an outer shell;
a turbine distributor arranged downstream of the annular combustion chamber;
a downstream end of the outer shell or of the inner shell of the annular combustion chamber comprising a first radial rim arranged opposite a second radial rim of an upstream end of the turbine distributor, the first radial rim being an integral part of the annular combustion chamber and the second radial rim being an integral part of the turbine distributor, each of the first radial rim and the second radial rim including a proximal end and a distal end, the first radial rim and the second radial rim extending in a radial direction from the proximal end to the distal end; and
a sealing mechanism comprising a sealing strip extending between the first radial rim and the second radial rim to provide a seal between the annular combustion chamber and the turbine distributor;
a positioning lug; and
a cover extending circumferentially and axially, to cover at least partially the first radial rim of the annular combustion chamber and the second radial rim of the turbine distributor and the sealing strip,
wherein the sealing strip extends axially and circumferentially between the first radial rim and the second radial rim and bears against the distal end of the first radial rim and the distal end of the second radial rim,
wherein one end of the positioning lug engages a notch of the sealing strip to immobilize the sealing strip in a circumferential direction of the sealing strip and in an axial direction of the turbomachine, and
wherein the cover is fastened using the positioning lug, the positioning lug defined as a screw or a rivet.

US Pat. No. 10,190,429

INTERSHAFT SEAL WITH ASYMMETRIC SEALING RING AND CENTRIFUGAL RETAINING PLATES

Stein Seal Company, Kulp...

1. A seal assembly for use between an inner shaft and an outer shaft within a turbine engine comprising:(a) a sealing ring including a plurality of asymmetric ring segments, each said asymmetric ring segment further includes:
(i) a vertical flange; and
(ii) a pair of horizontal flanges which extend from said vertical flange in a non-symmetric arrangement, at least one slot disposed along each said horizontal flange;
(b) a pair of centrifugal retaining plates, said sealing ring interposed between said centrifugal retaining plates, each said centrifugal retaining plate includes a plurality of tabs extending therefrom, each said tab engaged by one said slot;
(c) a pair of end rings, said sealing ring and said centrifugal retaining plates interposed between said end rings, each said centrifugal retaining plate directly interposed between one said horizontal flange and one said end ring, said vertical flange extends from between said end rings in the direction of said outer shaft, a non-contact seal formed between an outer sealing surface along said vertical flange and an inner sealing surface along said outer shaft; and
(d) an inner ring, said sealing ring disposed about said inner ring, said inner ring includes a plurality of ridges that engages said asymmetric ring segments so as to prevent rotation of said asymmetric ring segments with respect to said inner shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,190,427

TURBINE NOZZLE BOX

Doosan Heavy Industries C...

1. A turbine nozzle box, comprising:an annular outer ring plate operable to be disposed in a turbine such that an outer peripheral surface thereof is adjacent to an inner peripheral surface of an inner casing of the turbine;
an annular nozzle unit disposed adjacent to an inner peripheral surface of the annular outer ring plate; and
an annular inner ring plate disposed such that an outer peripheral surface thereof is adjacent to an inner peripheral surface of the nozzle unit,
wherein the nozzle unit includes a plurality of segment blocks circumferentially installed at an arc angle,
wherein each of the plurality of segment blocks includes:
a nozzle frame configured to close a gap between the annular outer ring plate and the annular inner ring plate on a front surface of the nozzle box,
a nozzle located at an inner portion of the nozzle frame while extending toward the outlet end of the nozzle box,
extension parts extending outward from the nozzle, the extension parts being engaged with the annular outer ring plate and the annular inner ring plate,
a plurality of nozzles including extension parts that are engaged with the annular outer ring plate and the annular inner ring plate, and
an introduction portion disposed between the extension parts and a discharge portion,
wherein the plurality of segment blocks is disposed at an inlet end of a first-stage nozzle unit and the plurality of segment blocks is disposed between the plurality of nozzles, and
wherein an outlet end of the first-stage nozzle unit is open.

US Pat. No. 10,190,424

3D THERMOPLASTIC COMPOSITE PULTRUSION SYSTEM AND METHOD

Ebert Composites Corporat...

1. A 3D thermoplastic pultrusion system, comprising:at least a first set, second set, and third set of 3D thermoplastic forming machines,
the first set including a plurality of motion control CNC rotational motors and CNC actuators operatively coupled to the motion control CNC rotational motors, a flexible heated band connected to the CNC actuators to preform and heat a prepreg thermoplastic composite material, and bearings that the motion control CNC rotational motors pivot the actuators about and hold the actuators in position;
the second set located downstream of the first set and including a plurality of motion control CNC rotational motors and CNC actuators operatively coupled to the motion control CNC rotational motors, a flexible heated band connected to the CNC actuators to form and heat the prepreg thermoplastic composite material from the first set, and bearings that the motion control CNC rotational motors pivot the actuators about and hold the actuators in position;
the third set located downstream of the second set and including a plurality of motion control CNC rotational motors and CNC actuators operatively coupled to the motion control CNC rotational motors, a flexible chilled band connected to the CNC actuators to form the heated prepreg thermoplastic composite material from the second set into the thermoplastic composite pultrusion, and bearings that the motion control CNC rotational motors pivot the actuators about and hold the actuators in position;
a CNC control system controlling at least the first set, the second set, and the third set of 3D thermoplastic forming machines to form the prepreg thermoplastic composite material, the CNC control system including a 3D thermoplastic pultrusion system computer system having a computer readable medium configured to store executable programmed modules; a processor communicatively coupled with the computer readable medium configured to execute programmed modules stored therein; one or more computer programmed module elements is stored in the computer readable medium and configured to be executed by the processor, wherein the one or more computer programmed module elements is configured to perform the following for the prepreg thermoplastic composite material:
preform and heat the prepreg thermoplastic composite material with the first set of 3D thermoplastic forming machines;
form and heat the prepreg thermoplastic composite material from the first set with the second set of 3D thermoplastic forming machines;
form the heated prepreg thermoplastic composite material from the second set into the thermoplastic composite pultrusion with the flexible chilled band of the third set of 3D thermoplastic forming machines.

US Pat. No. 10,190,422

ROTATION ENHANCED TURBINE BLADE COOLING

Solar Turbines Incorporat...

1. A turbine blade for a gas turbine engine, comprising:an outer, peripheral wall extending along a suction side and a pressure side of the blade from a leading edge to a trailing edge of the blade and from a root end to a tip end of the blade;
a substantially vertical bifurcating internal wall extending between the leading edge and the trailing edge of the blade in between the suction side and the pressure side of the blade;
a plurality of pressure side cooling fluid passages defined between the peripheral wall on the pressure side of the blade and the bifurcating internal wall and extending at least part way from the root end to the tip end of the blade;
a plurality of suction side cooling fluid passages defined between the peripheral wall on the suction side of the blade and the bifurcating internal wall and extending at least part way from the tip end to the root end of the blade; and
at least one of the pressure side cooling fluid passages being configured to receive fresh cooling fluid from a cooling fluid inlet opening at the root end of the blade and direct the cooling fluid radially upwardly toward the tip end of the blade, wherein the tip end of the at least one of the pressure side cooling fluid passages is fluidly connected across a top side of the bifurcating internal wall to at least one of the plurality of suction side cooling fluid passages such that cooling fluid passes up through the at least one pressure side cooling fluid passages from the root end to the tip end of the blade, across the top of the bifurcating internal wall, and down through the at least one suction side cooling passage from the tip end to the root end of the blade,
wherein only a first one of the at least one of the pressure side cooling fluid passages is configured to receive cooling fluid from the cooling fluid inlet opening at the root end of the blade, the first one of the pressure side cooling fluid passages being fluidly connected across the top side of the bifurcating internal wall to two of the suction side cooling fluid passages,
wherein one of the two suction side cooling fluid passages is configured to direct cooling fluid from the first one of the pressure side cooling fluid passages downwardly along the suction side of the blade and is fluidly connected across the bottom side of the bifurcating internal wall to a second one of the pressure side cooling fluid passages adjacent a leading edge cooling fluid passage extending vertically along at least a portion of the leading edge of the blade; and
wherein one or more impingement holes are provided through an internal wall extending between the pressure side and the suction side of the blade and separating the second one of the pressure side cooling fluid passages and the leading edge cooling fluid passage, the one or more impingement holes configured for directing cooling fluid flowing upwardly through the second one of the pressure side cooling fluid passages into the leading edge cooling fluid passage, and a showerhead arrangement of film cooling holes being provided through the outer peripheral wall along the leading edge and configured for directing cooling fluid from the leading edge cooling fluid passage to the outer surface of the outer peripheral wall along the leading edge of the blade.

US Pat. No. 10,190,416

BLADE CASCADE FOR TURBO MACHINE

MTU Aero Engines AG, Mun...

1. A blade cascade for a turbomachine comprising:a plurality of identical blade groups situated next to each other in a circumferential direction, each blade group including:
a first individual blade having a first vane containing a first blade profile and a first side wall and the first side wall further including a first radial inner side wall,
a second individual blade differing from the first individual blade and having a second vane containing a second blade profile and a second side wall, the second side wall having a different contouring than the first side wall, the second side wall further including a second radial inner side wall that circumferentially adjoins to the first radial inner side wall, the first radial inner side wall and the second radial inner side wall, respectively, having radial depressions defined therein, and
a circumferential working fluid flow channel of each blade group that is at least partially defined by the circumferentially adjoined first and second radial inner side walls.

US Pat. No. 10,190,408

SYSTEM, APPARATUS, AND METHOD FOR DRILLING

APS Technology, Inc., Wa...

1. A method for monitoring a drilling operation of a drilling system, the drilling system having a drill string having a top end located at a surface of an earthen formation, the drill string configured to form a borehole in the earthen formation during the drilling operation, the method comprising the steps of:transmitting an electromagnetic signal via an electromagnetic telemetry tool located at a downhole end of the drill sting while the electromagnetic telemetry tool is in the borehole;
receiving the electromagnetic signal transmitted by the electromagnetic telemetry tool via a first pair of antennas positioned on the surface of the earthen formation, the first pair of antennas being spaced apart from the top end of the drill string, wherein the electromagnetic signal received by the first pair of antennas has a first signal characteristic at the surface;
receiving the same electromagnetic signal transmitted by the electromagnetic telemetry tool via a second pair of antennas each of which are different from each of the first pair of antennas, the second pair of antennas being positioned on the surface at a different location at a distance further away than that of the first pair of antennas with respect to the top end of the drill string, wherein the electromagnetic signal received by the second pair of antennas has a second signal characteristic at the surface at the different location;
receiving via a receiver assembly a first surface signal transmitted from the first pair of antennas and a second surface signal transmitted from the second pair of antennas, wherein the first surface signal has the first signal characteristic and the second surface signal has the second signal characteristic;
identifying via a computer processor if a) the first signal characteristic of the first surface signal received by the first electromagnetic antenna pair or b) the second signal characteristic received by the second electromagnetic antenna pair has a preferred signal characteristic; and
decoding the first surface signal or the second surface signal transmitted by the respective first pair of antennas and the second pair of antennas with the preferred signal characteristic, wherein the first signal characteristic and the second signal characteristic include a strength of the electromagnetic signal received by the antenna pairs respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,190,387

METHOD OF SEALING A WELL

STATOIL PETROLEUM AS, St...

1. A method of sealing a well comprising:creating one or more openings in a tubing installed in a wellbore, in a location for a well seal;
using a wireline to locate a stinger in said location;
setting the stinger in said location by hanging the stinger from said tubing; and
forming a seal in the well in said location, by injecting sealant through said stinger such that the sealant flows upwardly around the stinger,
wherein the stinger is extendable and telescopic,
wherein the stinger comprises a valve across an end which is lowermost when the stinger is extended, and
wherein a plurality of telescopic sections are held in a compacted configuration by a mechanism configured to release when a pre-determined pressure is applied, thus causing the telescopic sections to extend.

US Pat. No. 10,190,375

CONNECTION DEVICE FOR CONNECTING A SECONDARY CIRCUIT TO A DRILLING ELEMENT FOR THE CIRCULATION OF DRILLING FLUIDS IN AN OIL WELL

DRILLMEC S.P.A., Gariga ...

1. A connection device for connecting a secondary circuit for circulation of drilling fluids to a drilling element comprising an axial hole and a radial bore in communication with said axial hole; a safety valve assembly associated with said radial bore, the safety valve assembly comprises a valve body and at least one obstructor for taking at least two operating configurations;said connection device comprises:
a central body comprising:
a first connection portion for effecting a sealed connection to said secondary circuit;
a second connection portion for effecting a sealed connection to said radial bore;
an intake duct, interposed between said connection portions, for conducting said drilling fluids;
a clamping system, for connecting the connection device to the drilling element;
only one opening device for selectively opening and closing, at least partially, the radial bore by acting upon the valve assembly;
only one coupling device for connecting said opening device to said valve assembly;
wherein:
said opening device is adapted to selectively open and close, at least partially, said radial bore by acting upon a first obstructor of the valve assembly through at least one rotary movement;
said coupling device is for coupling to a clamping element comprised in the first obstructor, so that said the at least one rotary movement of said opening device is transferred to said first obstructor in order to selectively open and close, at least partially, said radial bore in a secure manner.

US Pat. No. 10,190,372

ENERGY TRANSMISSION EFFICIENT DRILL STRING COUPLING

SANDVIK INTELLECTUAL PROP...

1. A drill string for percussive drilling comprising:a first elongate drill string member having a main section and a male end;
a second elongate drill string member having a main section and a female end;
an outside diameter of the female end being greater than an outside diameter of the main section of the second drill member and an outside diameter of the male end being approximately equal to an outside diameter of the main section of the first drill string member; and
the male and female ends having respective threads to enable the male end to be secured inside the female end such that the male and female ends overlap axially by an axial length, the axial length of overlap of the male and female ends defining a coupling region, wherein the axial length of the coupling region is less than the outside diameter of the female end, the male end including a non-threaded shank positioned within the coupling region axially intermediate the main section, wherein a region at the male end includes the threads and an axial length of the non-threaded shank is substantially equal to an axial length of the region over which the threads extend along the male end, a combined axial length of the threaded region and the non-threaded shank of the male end being less than the outside diameter of the female end.

US Pat. No. 10,190,370

COMPOSITE WELLBORE SEAL SYSTEM WITH SENSING AND SELF-HEALING CAPABILITIES

STC.UNM, Albuquerque, NM...

1. A wellbore seal system comprising: a casing, a fiber reinforced polymer layer, and layer of polymer cement;said layers bonded together and configured to create a low permeable and ductile seal at discrete locations of the wellbore or along the wellbore;
said polymer layer is chemically bonded to said casing and inhibits the formation of a microannulus at said casing; and
said polymer layer is an aramid fiber reinforced polymer or is a glass reinforced polymer.

US Pat. No. 10,190,369

BIT INCORPORATING DUCTILE INSERTS

HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVIC...

1. A fixed-cutter drill bit comprising:a metal-matrix composite body having at least one metal-matrix composite blade; a bit blank disposed within the metal-matrix composite body;
a plurality of cutters disposed on the at least one metal-matrix composite blade; and a ductile insert partially disposed within the metal-matrix composite body and having an exposed surface,
wherein the ductile insert has a greater ductility than the metal-matrix composite body;wherein the exposed surface of the ductile insert is positioned at or proximate to at least one high-stress portion of the fixed-cutter drill bit that experiences a high tensile stress during operation.

US Pat. No. 10,190,367

SPLINE INSERT FOR A DOWNHOLE TOOL

SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY C...

5. A method, comprising:removing a first spline insert from within a recess in a body of a downhole tool having at least two expandable members configured to expand radially between retracted and expanded positions, the first spline insert including first and second wings circumferentially offset from one another with respect to a longitudinal axis of the downhole tool, the first spline insert including a first spline on the first wing engaged with a first one of the at least two expandable members a second spline on the second wing engaged with a second one of the at least two expandable members; and
inserting a second spline insert at least partially into the recess in the body, the second spline insert including at least one spline configured to engage the first one of the at least two expandable members.

US Pat. No. 10,190,363

MULTILAYER FILM WITH ELECTRICALLY SWITCHABLE OPTICAL PROPERTIES

Cardinal IG Company, Ede...

1. A multilayer film with electrically switchable optical properties, comprising, arranged sheet-wise in order, at least:a first carrier film,
a first electrically conductive layer,
an active layer comprising liquid crystals,
a second electrically conductive layer, and
a second carrier film,whereinan edge region of the first carrier film is joined to an edge region of the second carrier film to form an insulated edge region,
the multilayer film includes a first circumferential separating line forming a first non-electrically conductive region bounded on one side by the first electrically conductive layer and on an opposite side by the insulated edge region,
the multilayer film includes a second circumferential separating line forming a second non-electrically conductive region bounded on one side by the second electrically conductive layer and on an opposite side by the insulated edge region, and
the first circumferential separating line is separated from the second circumferential separating line by the active layer.

US Pat. No. 10,190,359

DOUBLE GLAZING HAVING IMPROVED SEALING

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. An insulating glazing unit, comprising:a first pane and a second pane,
a spacer between the first pane and the second pane, the spacer comprising a glazing interior surface, an external surface, and two pane contact surfaces,
a glazing interior bordered by inner faces of the first pane and of the second pane and a glazing interior surface of the spacer,
an external interpane space adjacent the first pane, the second pane, and the external surface,
a primary sealant fixed between one pane contact surface and the first pane as well as between the other pane contact surface and the second pane,
a secondary sealant in the external interpane space, fixed between the first pane and the second pane adjacent the external surface, and
a tertiary sealant in the external interpane space, fixed between the first pane and the second pane adjacent the secondary sealant,
wherein the penetration index of the primary sealant is between 45 and 100 and the penetration index of the secondary sealant is between 20 and 40, with the penetration index being referred to ISO 2137-DIN 5180 and measured at a temperature of 60° C.

US Pat. No. 10,190,358

VEHICLE SAFE AND AUTHENTICATION SYSTEM

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A vehicle safe authentication system, comprising:a vehicle safe;
a vehicle camera; and
a control unit programmed to receive an indication of unauthorized access, from a body controller and in response to a predefined number of attempts to access the safe being exceeded, at the vehicle safe and further programmed to activate the vehicle camera in response to the indication, wherein activation of the camera includes capturing at least one image.

US Pat. No. 10,190,356

POWER DOOR OPENING AND CLOSING DEVICE

MITSUI KINZOKU ACT CORPOR...

1. A power door opening and closing device comprising:an actuator comprising a motor for assisting an operating force to open and close a door supported by a vehicle body, and a control for driving the motor of the actuator to open and close the door,
wherein a built-in sensor comprising a magnetic ring, rotating according to opening and closing motions of the door, is disposed in the actuator, and an angular velocity sensor is disposed at a distal end of the door for detecting a motion of the distal end of the door; and
wherein when the motor of the actuator is at rest and the control determines that the door is in an intermediate position between a fully-closed position and a fully-open position, when the angular velocity sensor detects the motion of the distal end of the door in an opening direction or a closing direction, or when the built-in sensor in the actuator detects the rotation of the magnetic ring before the angular velocity sensor detects the motion of the door, the control determines that the door is being manually operated, and the control drives the motor of the actuator to open and/or close the door based on the determination of the manual operation of the door.

US Pat. No. 10,190,355

WINDOW LIFTER

1. A window regulator for a windowpane of a motor vehicle and which is framed by a window frame, the window regulator comprising:at least one guide rail having a linear guide section;
a lower guide element configured as a lever element to which the windowpane is fastened, the lower guide element being configured to be guided substantially linearly in the linear guide section in an upward and downward direction, the first lower guide element having a guide shaft to operatively connect the lower guide element to the at least one guide rail, a linkage shaft spaced apart from and parallel to the guide shaft, and a lower windowpane-fastening shaft arranged parallel to and spaced apart from the guide shaft and the linkage shaft to rotatably connect the lower guide element to the windowpane, wherein the guide shaft and the linkage shaft are arranged at a first end of the lower guide element and the lower windowpane-fastening shaft is arranged at a second end of the lower guide element;
an upper guide element having an upper windowpane-fastening shaft to rotatably connect the upper guide element to the windowpane, the upper guide element being configured to be guided substantially linearly in the linear guide section; and
a drive mechanism rotatably connected to the lower guide element via the linkage shaft such that during a forced stop of linear movement of the guide shaft, and a further drive via the drive mechanism, the lower guide element performs a pivoting movement about the linkage shaft so that the linkage shaft is pivoted upwardly and inwardly, and an end of the lower guide element and the windowpane executes a movement perpendicular to the linear guide section so that the windowpane is pressed outwardly against a circumferential seal on the window frame.

US Pat. No. 10,190,352

WINDOW REGULATOR

HI-LEX CORPORATION, Hyog...

1. A window regulator comprising:a guide rail,
a carrier plate,
a raising-side cable, and
a lowering-side cable,
wherein the carrier plate includes:
a raising-side end holder which houses an end of the raising-side cable, and
a lowering-side end holder which houses an end of the lowering-side cable, and
wherein:
the raising-side end holder is provided such that the raising-side cable is positioned outside the guide rail,
the lowering-side end holder is provided such that the lowering-side cable is positioned on or above the guide rail,
the carrier plate is configured to move up and down along an edge of the guide rail when the carrier plate moves up and down, and
the guide rail has a curved shape such that the lowering-side cable is in contact with the guide rail when the carrier plate is positioned at least near an upper end with respect to the guide rail.

US Pat. No. 10,190,350

RETRACTING DEVICE

SUGATSUNE KOGYO CO., LTD....

1. A retracting device, comprising:a base;
a moving body which can catch a trigger and relatively move from a stop position to a retracted position with respect to the base; and
a tension coil spring for relatively moving the moving body which has caught the trigger from the stop position to the retracted position with respect to the base to apply force for assisting a closing operation or an opening operation to a door or a furniture component,
wherein the tension coil spring is an initially-tensioned spring in which adjacent turns of the tension coil are closely contacted and which has initial tension in a direction in which the adjacent turns are closely contacted as the adjacent turns are pushed against each other when it is in a natural length; and
wherein a difference of a restoring force of the tension coil spring between the retracted position and the stop position is decreased.

US Pat. No. 10,190,348

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR A REFUELING REQUEST

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A method comprising:applying a current having a voltage greater than a threshold voltage to an electrorheological fluid in a locking mechanism of a refueling door; and
decreasing the voltage of the current to less than the threshold voltage to gradually open the refueling door in response to a fuel tank pressure being greater than a threshold pressure upon receiving a refueling request.

US Pat. No. 10,190,344

MOTOR VEHICLE DOOR

Kiekert AG, Heiligenhaus...

1. A handleless motor vehicle lateral door, with a door panel, furthermore with a locking component linked to a motor vehicle chassis to immobilize the door panel in pre-determined angular positions with respect to the motor vehicle chassis, and with at least an actuator working on the door panel, which causes at least a gap opening of the door panel in respect of the motor vehicle chassis, wherein the actuator is connected to the locking component and directly drives it for adjustment of the door panel.

US Pat. No. 10,190,339

SECUREMENT DEVICE FOR USE IN VEHICLES

Hornady Manufacturing Com...

1. A securement device for removable mounting in a vehicle, the device including:a mounting device including a rigid mounting plate, said plate having a through aperture extending between opposite sides thereof, said mounting device further including a selectively inflatable pillow mounted on the plate and a pump connected in flow communication with the pillow through a tube and operable to effect at least partial inflation of the pillow, and a valve operable associated with at least one of the pillow, tube and pump and operable to selectively release pressurized fluid from the pillow;
an attachment device secured to the plate and being selectively rotatable relative to the plate and fixable in a selected rotated position relative to the plate, said attachment device including first and second rims with a portion of at least one of the rims extending into the aperture with the first rim having a first flange portion positioned on a first side of said plate and the second rim having a second flange portion positioned on a second side of said plate, said attachment device including means adapted to mount a firearm retainer to the securement device; and
a tether secured to at least one of the mounting device and the attachment device and operable to secure the mounting device to a portion of a vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,190,337

METHODS AND SYSTEMS OF ELECTRONIC AND MECHANICAL DUAL COMBINATION LOCKS

NANJING EASTHOUSE ELECTRI...

1. An electronic and mechanical dual combination lock, comprising:a lock base having a mechanical combination lock positioned inside of the lock base;
a spin dial for the mechanical combination lock;
a spin dial cover having an electronic combination lock positioned inside the spin dial cover, wherein the electronic combination lock comprises a battery configured to power the electronic combination lock, and an electronic keypad on the spin dial cover having a plurality of numerical keys configured to allow the user to enter one or more predetermined multiple digit combination codes for locking or unlocking the electronic combination lock; and
a spin dial release conversion mechanism having a spin dial release positioned on the top of the lock base, and configured to switch the electronic and mechanical dual combination lock between the electronic combination lock and the mechanical combination lock independently, wherein when the spin dial release is placed in a first position, the electronic and mechanical dual combination lock is engaged through a first control output connector and a second control output connector to the battery and an electronic circuit board of the electronic combination lock and disengaged to the mechanical combination lock, and when the spin dial release is placed in a second position, the electronic and mechanical dual combination lock is engaged to the mechanical combination lock and disengaged from the battery and the electronic circuit board of the electronic combination lock through the first control output connector and the second control output connector.

US Pat. No. 10,190,334

ADJUSTABLE LENGTH CABLE

Schlage Lock Company LLC,...

1. An apparatus, comprising:an inner conduit having an inner aperture;
an outer conduit having an outer aperture sized to accommodate telescopic displacement of at least a portion of the inner conduit within at least a portion of the outer aperture;
a core wire extending through the inner aperture and at least a portion of the outer aperture, a first end of the core wire extending from a first end of the outer conduit, a second end of the core wire extending from a second end of the inner conduit, one of the first and second ends of the core wire coupled to a first connector; and
a conduit locking device structured to selectively secure an axial position of the inner conduit relative to the outer conduit; and
wherein the conduit locking device is configured and positioned for secure attachment of a portion of the conduit locking device to a portion of the inner conduit that extends outside of the outer conduit.

US Pat. No. 10,190,333

RESILIENTLY MOUNTED STRIKE PLATE OF AN ELECTROMAGNETIC DOOR LOCK

Hanchett Entry Systems, I...

1. An electromagnetic lock having a strike plate that is resiliently mountable to a door, said lock comprising:a. an energizable electromagnet mountable to a door frame;
b. said strike plate includes a first through bore and an outer surface facing said energizable electromagnet, wherein said strike plate includes a cavity concentric with said first through bore; and
c. a strike plate mounting bolt assembly for resiliently mounting said strike plate to said door, said strike plate mounting bolt assembly comprising:
i. a bolt configured to be received in a second through bore in said door;
ii. a post connected to said bolt, wherein said post includes a head end and a shaft end, wherein said head end is oriented proximate said outer surface of said strike plate when said strike plate is mounted to said door; and
iii. a resilient member received between said head end of said post and said strike plate proximate the outer surface of said strike plate, wherein said resilient member is received in said cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,190,327

REINFORCING BAR BINDING MACHINE

MAX CO., LTD., Tokyo (JP...

1. A reinforcing bar binding machine i) which includes a binding machine main body, ii) which feeds a wire which is wound around a wire reel rotatably supported on the binding machine main body, iii) which winds the wire around reinforcing bars, and iv) which binds the reinforcing bars, the reinforcing bar binding machine comprising:a feed motor that feeds the wire which is wound around the wire reel, wherein the wire reel is rotated in accordance with feeding the wire by the feed motor;
a curl forming part that curls the wire fed by the feed motor, along a periphery of the reinforcing bars;
a twisting mechanism that binds the reinforcing bars by twisting the wire curled by the curl forming part;
a twist motor that drives the twisting mechanism; and
a brake actuating unit that is actuated by the twist motor and that stops a rotation of the wire reel by engaging with the wire reel,
wherein the twist motor starts a normal rotation when the wire is fed by a predetermined amount by the feed motor, the twisting mechanism twists the wire to complete the binding after the twisting mechanism is advanced to a predetermined position by the normal rotation of the twist motor,
the twist motor starts a reverse rotation after completing the binding, and the twisting mechanism is retracted to a stand-by position by the reverse rotation of the twist motor,
the brake actuating unit stops the rotation of the wire reel by engaging with the wire reel, i) when the twist motor starts the normal rotation and when the twisting mechanism starts to be advanced, or ii) after the twist motor starts the normal rotation and after the twisting mechanism starts to be advanced, and
the brake actuating unit releases an engagement with respect to the wire reel before the twist motor starts the reverse rotation.

US Pat. No. 10,190,326

SCAFFOLD WITH SCAFFOLD HOLDER RECEPTABLE AND USE OF AN APERTURE IN A SCAFFOLD POLE

PERI GMBH, Weissenhorn (...

1. A scaffold in the form of a facade scaffold, the scaffold comprising:an inner pole;
an outer pole; and
a transom between the inner pole and the outer pole;
wherein in a hollow pole portion the inner pole comprises a first receiving through-aperture configured for a coupling for the attachment of a scaffold holder;
wherein a maximum distance between the first receiving through-aperture and a top side of the transom is no more than 300 mm;
wherein the first receiving through-aperture either:
a) is arranged below the top side of the transom, or
b) is above the top side of the transom as a first elongated hole; and
wherein the scaffold includes the scaffold holder;
wherein the scaffold includes the coupling for the attachment of the scaffold holder and a fixing element for fastening the coupling on the pole portion;
wherein the fixing element is held captively on the coupling;
wherein the coupling is fastened on the inner pole by the fixing element engaging in the first receiving through-aperture; and
wherein the scaffold holder is fastened on the inner pole by means of the coupling, wherein the scaffold holder is engaged around and held in a clamped manner by the coupling, wherein in a first position the fixing element is insertable into the first receiving through-aperture, and in a second position the fixing element engages behind a wall of the hollow pole portion on two oppositely situated sides of the first receiving through-aperture, wherein the coupling includes a basic body, and wherein the fixing element is arranged non-rotatably on the basic body, wherein the fixing element is a projection with a neck and two holding portions which are located opposite one another with reference to the neck and project laterally beyond the neck, wherein a blocking element is arranged on the hollow pole portion of the inner pole, and wherein the blocking element and the basic body holds the fixing element in the second position, wherein the blocking element is the transom or a transom receptacle which is arranged on the hollow pole portion of the inner pole, or in the form of a rosette or a rosette part, wherein the basic body and the blocking element are positioned in a manner on the hollow pole portion of the inner pole that in transferring the fixing element from the second position into the first position, an elastic resistance between the blocking element and the basic body has to be overcome.

US Pat. No. 10,190,325

CARGO FLOOR BRACE TOOL

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A brace tool comprising:a rigid frame, the frame having a top and a bottom on an opposite side of the frame from the top;
a shaft secured to the top of the frame, the shaft having an exterior surface;
a first suction cup and a second suction cup secured to the bottom of the frame;
a platform having a top brace surface and an opposite bottom surface, the top brace surface having a length dimension and a width dimension, and the top brace surface being configured to be engaged against by a person using the brace tool with the person supporting themselves on the top brace surface when the first suction cup and the second suction cup are secured to a separate surface;
a first support block secured to the bottom surface of the platform, the first support block having surfaces that engage around the exterior surface of the shaft and thereby mount the platform to the shaft with the length dimension of the top brace surface extending along the shaft, engagement of the surfaces of the first support block around the exterior surface of the shaft being adjustable between the surfaces of the first support block engaging loosely against the exterior surface of the shaft enabling the platform to be adjustably positioned relative to the frame by moving the platform around the shaft, and the surfaces of the first support block being firmly secured around the exterior surface of the shaft whereby the platform is firmly secured at a desired orientation relative to the frame;
a second support block secured to the bottom surface of the platform, the second support block having surfaces that engage around the exterior surface of the shaft and thereby mount the platform to the shaft with the length dimension of the top brace surface extending along the shaft, engagement of the surfaces of the second support block around the exterior surface of the shaft being adjustable between the surfaces of the second support block engaging loosely against the exterior surface of the shaft enabling the platform to be adjustably positioned relative to the frame by moving the platform around the shaft, and the surfaces of the second support block being firmly secured around the exterior surface of the shaft whereby the platform is firmly secured at a desired orientation relative to the frame; and,
the frame being one of two frames having same constructions, the two frames being mounted to the platform at opposite ends of the platform.

US Pat. No. 10,190,323

FLOOR PANEL

FLOORING INDUSTRIES LIMIT...

1. A floor panel comprising:a substrate;
a top layer located above the substrate; and
a backing layer located below the substrate;
wherein the substrate includes a closed cell foamed PVC board having a density of more than 650 kilograms per cubic meter;
wherein the substrate has a thickness of 2 to 10 millimeters;
wherein the substrate forms at least half of the thickness of the floor panel;
wherein the top layer includes a back layer, a printed synthetic film located above the back layer, a transparent or translucent thermoplastic layer located above the printed synthetic film and a lacquer layer located above the transparent or translucent thermoplastic layer;
wherein the back layer includes PVC with plasticizers and fillers;
wherein the transparent or translucent thermoplastic layer includes PVC;
wherein the transparent or translucent thermoplastic layer has a thickness of 1 millimeter or less;
wherein the top layer has a thickness of 0.5 to 3 millimeters;
wherein the floor panel has a thickness of 0.5 to 15 millimeters;
wherein the floor panel is rectangular and oblong and includes a pair of long edges and a pair of short edges;
wherein the floor panel includes first mechanical coupling parts at the pair of long edges and second mechanical coupling parts at the pair of short edges;
wherein the first mechanical coupling parts are arranged for horizontal and vertical locking of two of such floor panels using a turning movement along the respective long edges;
wherein the first mechanical coupling parts include a tongue and a groove;
wherein the tongue and the groove are substantially responsible for the vertical locking;
wherein the tongue and the groove include locking parts substantially responsible for the horizontal locking;
wherein the first mechanical coupling parts are substantially realized in the substrate;
wherein the second mechanical coupling parts comprise a male coupling part and a female coupling part arranged for horizontal and vertical locking of two of such floor panels using a downward movement along the respective short edges;
wherein the downward movement is automatically created by the turning movement along the respective long edges;
wherein the second mechanical coupling parts are substantially realized in the substrate; and
wherein the floor panel has a length of more than 110 centimeters.

US Pat. No. 10,190,300

TWO-WAY ADJUSTABLE TOILET FLAPPER VALVE AND ASSEMBLY

Lavelle Industries, Inc.,...

1. A flapper for use with a toilet flush valve, the flush valve comprising a main flush valve orifice and seat, the flapper comprising:a flapper top, the flapper top comprising:
a captive portion, the captive portion comprising:
a first groove; and
a polarizing tab defined within the first groove; and
a peripheral flange extending inwardly about a periphery of the flapper top;
a cone, the cone comprising:
a top and a bottom;
a polarizing recess disposed within a rearward portion of an upper cone edge, wherein the polarizing recess receives the polarizing tab of the flapper top such that the cone is non-rotatable and stationary relative to the flapper top;
a front aperture disposed at an upper cone wall; and
a bottom aperture disposed in the bottom of the cone, wherein:
the bottom aperture has an internal radius and an external radius; and
the bottom aperture is disposed at a location offset from the center of the bottom of the cone and at a rearward facing portion of the bottom of the cone, such that the bottom aperture is disposed opposite the front aperture;
a vent band disposed toward the top of the cone, wherein:
the vent band is attached to the top of the cone such that the vent band is rotatable relative to the cone and to the flapper top; and
the vent band includes a plurality of support ribs extending radially outwardly therefrom; and
a snap-fit cup-like adjuster coupled to the bottom of the cone at a flanged finger extending downwardly from the cone wall such that the adjuster is rotatable relative to the cone and to the flapper top via at least one integrally-formed tactile member extending downwardly from a bottom surface of the adjuster, wherein:
the snap-fit cup-like adjuster further comprises a plurality of variably sized apertures defined in a bottom portion of the adjuster; and
each aperture of the plurality of apertures has an internal radius and an external radius.

US Pat. No. 10,190,273

MANHOLE GUARD AND ATTACHABLE HOIST DEVICE

1. A manhole guard comprising:a plurality of sections connected for movement, the sections including a center section, a first wing, and a second wing, wherein the center section comprises a first post and a second post, the first wing comprises a first wing post connected to the first post by at least one first wing rail, and the second wing comprises a second wing post connected to the second post by at least one second wing rail;
a first arm connected to the center section and capable of locking the first wing into a fixed position relative to the center section; and
a second arm connected to the center section and capable of locking the second wing into a fixed position relative to the center section;
wherein the first arm and the second arm operate independently of each other;
wherein at least one of the first arm or the second arm comprises a spring-loaded latch mechanism configured to accept either the first wing or the second wing;
wherein the first wing post is connected to the first post by at least an upper first wing rail and a lower first wing rail, and the second wing post is connected to the second post by at least an upper second wing rail and a lower second wing rail, and wherein the manhole guard further comprises:
a first mounting bracket connected to the first wing, and a second mounting bracket connected to the second wing;
the first mounting bracket having a first top recess, a first middle recess, and a first lower recess, wherein the first lower recess is configured to accept the first lower wing rail in an interference fit, and the first middle recess is configured to accept the first upper wing rail in an interference fit; and
the second mounting bracket having a second top recess, a second middle recess, and a second lower recess, wherein the second lower recess is configured to accept the second lower wing rail in an interference fit, and the second middle recess is configured to accept the second upper wing rail in an interference fit.

US Pat. No. 10,190,272

VEHICLE DISTANCE ADVISE SYSTEMS

FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES,...

1. A vehicle distance advise system, comprising:a first housing section including a first reflective strip and a first warning device connected to the first reflective strip; and
a second housing section removably connected to the first housing section and including a second reflective strip and a second warning device connected to the second reflective strip.

US Pat. No. 10,190,271

ADJUSTABLE MODULES FOR VARIABLE DEPTH STRUCTURES

University of Notre Dame ...

1. A structural plane for forming a variable depth structure having a first end and a second end comprising:a plurality of adjustable modules, each module comprising:
a first link with a first end and a second end;
a second link with a first end and a second end operably connected to the first end of the first link with an upper revolute joint;
a third link with a first end and a second end operably connected to the first end of the second link with a first lateral revolute joint;
a fourth link with a first end and a second end operably connected to the first end of the third link with a lower revolute joint and operably connected to the first link at a second lateral revolute joint;
an upper chord connecting the upper revolute joint of one of the plurality of adjustable modules to the upper revolute of an adjacent one of the plurality of adjustable modules;
a lower chord connecting the lower revolute joint of the one of the plurality of adjustable modules to the lower revolute of the adjacent one of the plurality of adjustable modules;
wherein the second lateral revolute joint of the one of the plurality of adjustable modules is operably connected to the first lateral revolute joint of the adjacent one of the plurality of adjustable modules;
wherein the first and second ends of the structural plane are restrained;
wherein the first lateral revolute joint of one of the plurality of adjustable modules nearest a first end of the structural plane is a first ultimate lateral revolute joint;
wherein the second lateral revolute joint of one of the plurality of adjustable modules nearest a second end of the structural plane is a second ultimate revolute joint; and
wherein the first end is operably connected to the first ultimate lateral revolute joint, and the second end is operably connected to the second ultimate lateral revolute joint.

US Pat. No. 10,190,268

CONCRETE SCREEDING SYSTEM WITH BOOM MOUNTED SCREED HEAD

SOMERO ENTERPRISES, INC.,...

1. A concrete screeding device for screeding uncured concrete placed at a support surface, said concrete screeding device comprising:a screed head comprising a grade setting device and a vibrating member;
an extendable and retractable boom, wherein a base end of said boom is attached at a base structure and said screed head is supportable at a distal end of said boom; and
wherein said boom is extendable so as to position said screed head at a distance of at least 20 feet from the base structure, and wherein the screed head is movable between its extended location and the base structure to screed the concrete placed at the support surface.

US Pat. No. 10,190,265

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR PELLETIZED RECYCLED ASPHALT SHINGLES

1. An asphalt pavement comprising:a first stage mix comprising:
recycled asphalt shingles material; and
a softening agent; wherein the softening agent is selected from the group consisting of biofuels, bio-oils, and combinations thereof;
a second stage mix comprising:
virgin recycled asphalt shingles material;
hydrated lime; and,
a water-resistant modified lignin sulfate binder; and
a performance grade neat asphalt,wherein the performance grade neat asphalt is combined with a combination of the second stage mix with the first stage mix.

US Pat. No. 10,190,263

SOFT THROUGH AIR DRIED TISSUE

First Quality Tissue, LLC...

1. A system for making tissue, comprising:a mixing section that provides a pulp mix, the mixing section including a wet-end adding section that delivers a wet-end additive to the pulp mix at a first point in a process for manufacturing tissue;
a forming section that forms after the first point in the process a wet web from the pulp mix provided by the mixing section;
a drying section that dries the wet web into a basesheet of tissue;
a winding section that winds the basesheet tissue onto a roll; and
a sensor that detects a break in the basesheet tissue;
wherein operation of the wet-end adding section is controlled by the sensor so that delivery of the wet-end additive to the pulp mix is prevented at the first point in response to the sensor detecting a break in the basesheet tissue.

US Pat. No. 10,190,251

LAUNDRY TREATING APPARATUS HAVING A DETERGENT SUPPLY MODULE

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A front-loading laundry treating apparatus, comprising:a cabinet provided with a laundry introduction port for introduction of laundry;
a tub arranged in the cabinet to provide a space to store washing water, wherein the tub communicates with the introduction port;
a detergent supply module positioned under the laundry introduction port and adjacent to a periphery of the laundry introduction port to supply a detergent to the tub, wherein the detergent supply module is detachably provided to the cabinet; and
a water supply channel arranged to connect a water supply source to the tub, wherein the detergent supply module is provided in a space defined between the tub and a door configured to open the introduction port.

US Pat. No. 10,190,250

DRIVING APPARATUS FOR WASHING MACHINE

NEW MOTECH CO., LTD., Gw...

1. A driving apparatus for a washing machine, comprising:a clutch housing comprising a washing shaft and a dewatering shaft penetrating the inside;
an annular clutch holder installed in the lower part of the clutch housing;
a clutch lever hinge-coupled to the clutch holder, including an upper rotation part and a coupler receiving part;
a driving lever having a lever arm interlocking with the upper rotation part of the clutch lever;
a clutch coupler laid on the upper part of the coupler receiving part performing up and down spline movement by the coupler receiving part;
a motor assembly coupled to the lower part of the clutch holder, comprising a stator assembly and a rotor assembly; and
a waterproof cover covering the upper part of the motor assembly;
wherein the waterproof cover comprises a cavity formed in the inside, and at least one coupling protrusion formed being protruded towards the inside of the cavity,
wherein at least one waterproof cover coupling hole is formed in the clutch holder so that the waterproof cover is coupled to the lower part of the clutch housing by coupling the coupling protrusion with the waterproof cover coupling hole.

US Pat. No. 10,190,248

SYSTEM FOR MONITORING RESTORATION QUALITY TO A THIRD PARTY CERTIFIED STANDARD OF SOFT OBJECTS BEING WASHED REMOTELY

1. A remote monitoring system comprising:a volume of consumables independently pre-certified to clean and restore an item to a pre-determined certification standard of cleanliness;
at least one washing machine for washing wash items;
at least one container configured to hold the volume of the consumables, the at least one container being removably couplable to the at least one washing machine and configured to provide a portion of the volume of the consumables to the washing machine during a washing cycle;
a wash processor comprising a tracking mechanism configured to track wash environment data, wherein the wash processor is adapted to communicate over the internet;
at least one container identifier associated with the at least one container for identifying a characteristic of the consumables;
an administrator processor, remote from said at least one washing machine, adapted to communicate over the internet with each said wash processor and to receive data from each said wash processor on a repeating, short-time interval, the administrator processor configured to, for each of the at least one washing machine, track the portion of the volume of the consumables used by the washing machine, track the level of the volume of the consumables in the at least one container, and when the stored volume of the consumables decreases below a pre-determined refill threshold in the at least one container automatically begin resupply procedures to provide additional consumables to the system.

US Pat. No. 10,190,245

CATHEDRAL WINDOW QUILT KIT

1. A cathedral window quilt kit comprising:a transparent template having a top side, a bottom side, a north side, a south side, an east side, a west side, a northeast corner, a northwest corner, a southwest corner, a southeast corner, a center, an L-shaped ruler, a plurality of cut lines, a plurality of first holes, and a plurality of second holes, wherein a circumference of each of the plurality of second holes is less than a circumference of each of the plurality of first holes;
wherein the L-shaped ruler has a plurality of demarcations disposed within the top side of the transparent template;
wherein the plurality of cut lines is disposed from the top side of the transparent template to the bottom side thereof, and each of the plurality of cut lines is a color;
wherein a first four of the plurality of cut lines are disposed in a first square shape proximal the northwest corner of the transparent template, wherein the first four cut lines are configured to make a quilt window frame;
wherein a second four of the plurality of cut lines are disposed in a second square shape proximal the southwest corner of the transparent template, wherein the second square shape is smaller than the first square shape, wherein the second four cut lines are configured to make a quilt window pane;
wherein the remainder of the plurality of cut lines is disposed proximal the southeast corner of the transparent template, wherein the remainder of the plurality of cut lines is configured to make a quilt trim;
wherein the plurality of first holes is disposed from the top side of the transparent template to the bottom side thereof, and the plurality of first holes is disposed in a square grid pattern, wherein the plurality of first holes is configured to mark a fabric to ensure precision of the quilt window frame;
wherein the plurality of second holes is disposed from the top side of the transparent template to the bottom side thereof proximal the center of the transparent template, and the plurality of second holes is disposed in a first line from the southwest corner of the transparent template to the northeast corner thereof or a second line from the southeast corner of the transparent template to the northwest corner thereof, wherein the plurality of second holes is configured to mark a fabric to create a miniature quilt window for a scrapbook or a piece of jewelry;
a plurality of silk pins;
a plurality of T-pins;
a cut-and-press pad;
a rotary cutter;
a snap wrist ruler;
a friction marker; and
a case with a plurality of indentations, wherein one of the transparent template, the plurality of silk pins, the plurality of T-pins, the cut-and-press pad, the rotary cutter, the snap wrist ruler, and the friction marker is selectively receivable within one of the plurality of indentations.

US Pat. No. 10,190,241

LINKING DEVICE AND MACHINE COMPRISING SAID DEVICE

1. A linking device comprising:a first bowed needle mounted on a first shaft;
a second bowed needle mounted on a second shaft; wherein the first shaft and the second shaft are mutually inclined to each other and are controlled in order to pivot reciprocatingly around a pivoting axis of the first shaft and a pivoting axis of the second shaft, respectively;wherein: the first shaft is rigidly coupled to a first pin pivoting therewith; the second shaft is rigidly coupled to a second pin pivoting therewith; and a slider is slidingly mounted on the first pin and on the second pin.

US Pat. No. 10,190,240

WOVEN PREFORM, COMPOSITE, AND METHOD OF MAKING THEREOF

Albany Engineered Composi...

1. A method of forming a three dimensional woven preform, the method comprising the steps of:weaving a warp steered fabric having weft fibers and warp fibers that is curved in an X-Y plane; and
laying one or more layers of said warp steered fabric to form a predetermined shape,
wherein a first portion of the warp steered fabric including warp fibers which are elongatable fibers or discontinuous tows: a second portion of the warp steered fabric including warp fibers which are not stretch broken carbon fibers, and a third portion of the warp steered fabric including fibers which are elongatable fibers or discontinuous tows;
forming the steered fabric to cause the elongatable fibers or discontinuous tows in the first portion to elongate in a circumferential direction of the X-Y plane to form a joggle of a body portion of the perform, and causing the third portion of the steered fabric to curve and form an upstanding leg in Z direction, the body portion of the preform comprising the first portion and the second portion of the warp steered fabric.

US Pat. No. 10,190,234

CONTINUOUS SYSTEM FOR FABRICATING MULTILAYER HETEROSTRUCTURES VIA HYDRIDE VAPOR PHASE EPITAXY

Wisconsin Alumni Research...

1. A system for fabricating multilayer heterostructures via hydride vapor phase epitaxy (HVPE), the system comprising:a deposition assembly comprising:
a plurality of deposition chambers and a plurality of separation chambers mounted together, each separation chamber having two opposing ends, each end mounted to a deposition chamber of the plurality of deposition chambers and in fluid communication with the deposition chamber via a fluid pathway, wherein each deposition chamber of the plurality of deposition chambers defines a deposition zone having a height hd, each separation chamber defines a separation zone having a height hs and a length ls, and each fluid pathway has a height hfp, wherein hfp, hs and ls are selected to provide a predetermined interfacial transition region value between different material layers of a multilayer heterostructure; and
a moveable belt configured to continuously convey a substrate mounted thereon through the plurality of deposition chambers and the plurality of separation chambers; and
a gas delivery assembly configured to deliver reactant gas mixtures to the deposition assembly for deposition on the substrate via HVPE.

US Pat. No. 10,190,233

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PRODUCING A GROUP 13 ELEMENT NITRIDE CRYSTAL USING A SHIELDING OBJECT

NGK INSULATORS, LTD., Ai...

1. A method of producing a crystal of a nitride of a group 13 element, said method comprising:placing a group 13 element source, a flux comprising at least one of an alkali metal and an alkaline earth metal, and an additive being liquid at an ambient temperature in a crystal growing vessel; and
heating and pressurizing said crystal growing vessel under a nitrogen atom-containing gas atmosphere to form a melt containing said group 13 element source, said flux and said additive,
wherein evaporation of said additive is prevented by a shielding object consisting essentially of said flux until said flux is melted and then said crystal of said nitride of said group 13 element is grown in said melt,
wherein said additive is hydrocarbon or a dopant of said crystal;
wherein said additive is contained in a container; and
wherein the whole of said container is composed of said shielding object and is dissolved into said melt, or wherein said container comprises a main body having a storage part storing said additive and a lid composed of said shielding object, and said lid is dissolved into said melt and said main body is left in said melt.

US Pat. No. 10,190,232

APPARATUSES AND METHODS FOR MAINTAINING PH IN NICKEL ELECTROPLATING BATHS

Lam Research Corporation,...

1. An electroplating system for electroplating nickel onto a semiconductor substrate comprising:an electroplating cell configured to hold an electrolyte solution during electroplating, the electroplating cell comprising:
(a) a cathode chamber;
(b) an anode chamber configured to hold a soluble nickel anode during electroplating;
(c) the soluble nickel anode positioned in the anode chamber, wherein the soluble nickel anode is configured to generate nickel ions during electroplating;
(d) a porous separator between the anode chamber and the cathode chamber permitting passage of ionic current during electroplating, but inhibiting the passage of electrolyte solution; and
(e) a semiconductor substrate holder for holding the semiconductor substrate during electroplating; and
an oxygen removal device arranged to reduce oxygen concentration in the electrolyte solution as it is flowed to the anode chamber during electroplating and during idle times when the system is not electroplating; and
a pH meter configured to measure the pH of the electrolyte solution and logic for operating the oxygen removal device in response to values output by the pH meter.

US Pat. No. 10,190,231

NI-PLATED STEEL SHEET, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING NI-PLATED STEEL SHEET

1. A Ni-plated steel sheet, comprising:a steel sheet;
a first Ni-plated layer which is formed at least on a one-sided surface of the steel sheet and contains Ni; and
a second Ni-plated layer which is formed on the first Ni-plated layer and contains Ni, wherein an average central-line roughness Ra at an interface between the first Ni-plated layer and the second Ni-plated layer is less than 0.1 ?m,
an average central-line roughness Ra of a surface of the second Ni-plated layer is 0.1 ?m to 100 ?m, and
a coating amount of Ni in an entirety of the first Ni-plated layer and the second Ni-plated layer is 20 mg/m2 to 2500 mg/m2 per one-sided surface in terms of metal Ni.

US Pat. No. 10,190,228

COPPER ELECTROPLATING BATHS AND ELECTROPLATING METHODS CAPABLE OF ELECTROPLATING MEGASIZED PHOTORESIST DEFINED FEATURES

Rohm and Haas Electronic ...

1. A method comprising:a) providing a substrate comprising a layer of photoresist, wherein the layer of photoresist comprises a plurality of apertures;
b) providing a copper electroplating bath comprising one or more sources of copper ions, one or more electrolytes, wherein the electrolytes comprise an acid or a mixture of acids and, optionally, a source of halide ions; one or more accelerators; one or more suppressors; one or more first reaction products consisting of a bisepoxide and an aromatic amino acid compound having a formula:

wherein R1 and R2 are independently chosen from hydrogen, —NH2 and —OH; E is nitrogen or CR3; G is nitrogen or CR4 and Z is nitrogen or CR5 with the proviso that only one of E, G and Z is a nitrogen at the same time and R3, R4 and R5 are independently chosen from hydrogen, —NH2 and —OH with the proviso that at least one of R1, R2, R3, R4 and R5 is —NH2; and one or more second reaction products consisting of an imidazole with an epoxide;
c) immersing the substrate comprising the layer of photoresist with the plurality of apertures in the copper electroplating bath; and
d) electroplating a plurality of copper photoresist defined megapillars in the plurality of apertures, wherein the megapillars have aspect ratios of 3:1 to 1:1, and the plurality of copper photoresist defined megapillars comprise an average % TIR of ?5% to +15%.

US Pat. No. 10,190,223

GAS GENERATOR

1. A gas generator, comprising:an electrolytic cell, containing an electrolyzed water including an electrolyte, wherein the electrolytic cell is used for electrolyzing the electrolyzed water to generate a gas with hydrogen, and the electrolytic cell has an outlet for outputting the gas with hydrogen; and
a water-blocking device, configured on the outlet, wherein the water-blocking device is used for preventing the electrolyzed water from flowing out of the electrolytic cell when the electrolytic cell is tilted by a tilt angle.

US Pat. No. 10,190,220

FUNCTIONAL BASED REPAIR OF SUPERALLOY COMPONENTS

Siemens Energy, Inc., Or...

1. A method comprising:simultaneously melting powdered alloy material and powdered flux material on a surface of an original superalloy material to form a melt pool comprising a layer of slag covering an additive superalloy material;
cooling and solidifying the melt pool; and
removing the layer of slag to reveal a surface of the additive superalloy material;
wherein the steps of melting and cooling and solidifying are performed such that the additive superalloy material has a property that is different from a counterpart property of the original superalloy material.

US Pat. No. 10,190,217

PLASMA FILM-FORMING METHOD AND PLASMA FILM-FORMING APPARATUS

Tokyo Electron Limited, ...

1. A plasma film-forming method comprising:placing a workpiece within a chamber;
supplying a film-forming gas into the chamber;
generating plasma within the chamber; and
exciting the film-forming gas by the plasma to form a predetermined film on the workpiece,
wherein helium gas is supplied as a plasma generating gas into the chamber together with the film-forming gas to generate plasma containing the helium gas in the chamber, and
wherein a partial pressure ratio of the film-forming gas to the helium gas is in a range of 0.15 to 2.5.

US Pat. No. 10,190,216

SHOWERHEAD TILT MECHANISM

LAM RESEARCH CORPORATION,...

1. A semiconductor substrate processing apparatus for processing semiconductor substrates comprising:a chemical isolation chamber in which individual semiconductor substrates are processed, the chemical isolation chamber including a top plate forming an upper wall of the chemical isolation chamber;
a process gas source in fluid communication with the chemical isolation chamber for supplying at least one process gas into the chemical isolation chamber;
a showerhead module which delivers the process gas from the process gas source to a processing zone of the processing apparatus wherein the individual semiconductor substrates are processed, the showerhead module including a base attached to a lower end of a stem wherein a faceplate having gas passages therethrough forms a lower surface of the base and the stem extends through a vertically extending bore in the top plate;
a substrate pedestal module configured to support the semiconductor substrate in the processing zone below the faceplate during processing of the substrate;
a bellows assembly supporting the showerhead module, the bellows assembly including a collar, a bellows and a leveling plate, the collar having a central opening aligned with the bore in the top plate, the bellows surrounding the central opening in the collar and having a lower end attached to an upper surface of the collar and an upper end attached to a lower surface of the leveling plate, the leveling plate having a central opening aligned with the bore in the top plate;
at least one showerhead tilt adjustment mechanism operable to adjust tilting of the faceplate of the showerhead module with respect to an upper surface of the substrate pedestal module adjacent the faceplate, wherein the showerhead tilt adjustment mechanism comprises a lock screw, a hollow screw, a lock plate, and a lock nut, the hollow screw having a first threaded section on an outer surface thereof and a second threaded section on the outer surface, the first threaded section having a thread pitch which is different than a thread pitch of the second threaded section, the first threaded section engaged with an internally threaded bore of the leveling plate, the second threaded section engaged with an internal thread of the lock nut, the lock screw having a lower external threaded section engaged with a threaded bore in the collar and an upper screw head engaging a shoulder of an upper socket in the hollow screw, and the lock plate movable from a first position at which the lock nut rotates with the hollow screw to a second position at which the lock nut cannot rotate, the showerhead tilt adjustment mechanism providing coarse adjustment when the lock plate is in the first position and fine adjustment when the lock plate is in the second position.

US Pat. No. 10,190,214

DEPOSITION APPARATUS AND DEPOSITION SYSTEM HAVING THE SAME

ASM IP Holding B.V., Alm...

1. A deposition apparatus comprising:a substrate support having a main surface on which a substrate is placed;
a body disposed on the main surface of the substrate support and comprising a hollow portion having an exposed upper portion;
a plasma electrode unit provided at an inner circumferential surface of the body and defining an upper space and a lower space of the hollow portion, the upper space being filled with an external gas; and
a gas supply unit supplying process gas to the plasma electrode unit,
wherein the body defines a gas exhaust channel therein, the gas exhaust channel extending from the lower space to an exhaust outlet provided at a top of the body, and
wherein the body defines at least one groove therein that is formed on the bottom surface of the body, and the at least one groove is configured to connect an outer region of the body and the gas exhaust channel.

US Pat. No. 10,190,213

DEPOSITION OF METAL BORIDES

ASM IP Holding B.V., Alm...

1. A method of forming a film having a metal boride comprising:providing a substrate for processing in a reaction chamber;
performing a metal precursor deposition onto the substrate, the performing the metal precursor deposition step comprises:
pulsing a metal precursor onto the substrate; and
purging an excess of the metal precursor from the reaction chamber; and
performing a decaborane precursor deposition onto the substrate, the performing the decaborane precursor deposition step comprises:
pulsing a decaborane precursor onto the substrate, wherein prior to entering into the reaction chamber, the decaborane precursor is kept at a temperature not exceeding 65° C.; and
purging an excess of the decaborane precursor from the reaction chamber;
wherein the metal precursor comprises one of: titanium tetrachloride (TiCl4), niobium pentachloride (NbCl5), tantalum pentafluoride (TaF5), and niobium pentafluoride (NbF5) and wherein prior to entering the reaction chamber, the metal halide is kept at temperature ranging between 50° C. and 120° C.;
wherein a reaction between the metal halide precursor and the decaborane precursor forms a film comprising at least one of: titanium boride (TiB), tantalum boride (TaB), or niobium boride (NbB);
wherein the metal precursor deposition step is repeated a predetermined number of times; and
wherein the decaborane precursor deposition step is repeated a predetermined number of times.

US Pat. No. 10,190,212

BROMINE-SENSITIZED SOLAR PHOTOLYSIS OF CARBON DIOXIDE

1. A composition of matter comprising a chemical compound of the formula C2O4Br4.

US Pat. No. 10,190,210

NEAR-FIELD TRANSDUCER HAVING AT LEAST ONE SECONDARY ATOM

Seagate Technology LLC, ...

1. A device having an air bearing surface (ABS), the device comprising:a near field transducer, the near field transducer comprising a peg and a disc, the peg having a region adjacent the ABS, the peg comprising:
a plasmonic material selected from gold (Au), silver (Ag), copper (Cu), ruthenium (Ru), rhodium (Rh), aluminum (Al), or combinations thereof; and
at least one other secondary atom selected from germanium (Ge), tellurium (Te), aluminum (Al), antimony (Sb), tin (Sn), mercury (Hg), indium (In), zinc (Zn), iron (Fe), copper (Cu), manganese (Mn), silver (Ag), chromium (Cr), cobalt (Co), and combinations thereof, the concentration of the at least one secondary atom being not less than 0.001 at % and not greater than 30 at % in the peg.

US Pat. No. 10,190,209

PVD APPARATUS AND METHOD WITH DEPOSITION CHAMBER HAVING MULTIPLE TARGETS AND MAGNETS

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A system comprising:a deposition chamber with a target arrangement including a plurality of target assemblies therein, each said target assembly including a target member and at least one magnet having a north pole and a south pole oriented in a plane parallel to a surface of said target member, wherein each of the at least one magnets is an annular magnet having said north pole concentrically positioned within said south pole, each said target assembly having a separately controllable power source.

US Pat. No. 10,190,206

DUAL PHASE MAGNETIC MATERIAL COMPONENT AND METHOD OF FORMING

GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY,...

1. A method of preparing a magnetic component, comprising:mechanically masking pre-selected sections of a surface portion of the component, using a nitrogen stop-off material to form a masked region in the component; and
heat-treating the component in a nitrogen-rich atmosphere at a temperature greater than about 900° C. to form intermixed first and second regions in the magnetic alloy, wherein
(a) the first region comprises a magnetic phase;
(b) the second region comprises a non-magnetic phase;
(c) a concentration of carbon in both the first and second regions is zero or less than about 0.05 weight %; and
(d) the second region comprises greater than about 0.1% of nitrogen.

US Pat. No. 10,190,195

ALLOY POWDER FOR OVERLAY WELDING, AND WELD OVERLAY ALLOY MEMBER AND ENGINE VALVE OBTAINED USING THE SAME

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. An alloy powder for overlay welding, which is used for performing overlay welding on a surface of steel containing nitrogen, whereinthe alloy powder consists of 30% to 45% by mass of Mo, 10% to 20% by mass of Ni, 0.2% to 0.6% by mass of C, and greater than 1.0% to 2.0% by mass of Al, with the balance made up of incidental impurities and Co.

US Pat. No. 10,190,191

PRODUCING A TITANIUM PRODUCT

University of Utah Resear...

1. A method for producing a titanium product, comprising:obtaining TiO2-slag;
producing the titanium product from the TiO2-slag using a metallic reducing agent at a moderate temperature under a hydrogen atmosphere at a pressure to directly produce the titanium product chemically separated from metal impurities in the TiO2-slag, wherein the titanium product comprises TiH2 and optionally elemental titanium;
removing the metal impurities from the titanium product to form a purified titanium product; and
deoxygenating the titanium product at a higher temperature above the moderate temperature and under hydrogen atmosphere using a second reducing agent which is stronger than the metallic reducing agent to produce a particulate titanium product, coarsening the particulate titanium product to a target particle size range, and cooling the particulate titanium product under a hydrogen atmosphere.

US Pat. No. 10,190,189

SCANDIUM RECOVERY PROCESS

SUMITOMO METAL MINING CO....

1. A method of recovering scandium, comprising:a washing step of washing a mixture containing scandium hydroxide, scandium oxide and/or scandium carbonate and manganese hydroxide, manganese oxide and/or manganese carbonate; and
a dissolution step of dissolving a post-washing sediment containing a scandium compound obtained after washing in the washing step in an acid to leach the scandium in the post-washing sediment into the acid solution, and thereby obtaining a scandium solution and a dissolution residue,
wherein the washing step comprises a step of washing the mixture with water until the pH of a post-washing liquid obtained after washing in the washing step becomes 6 or more.

US Pat. No. 10,190,187

MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR VERY HIGH-STRENGTH, COLD-ROLLED, DUAL-PHASE STEEL SHEETS

ARCELORMITTAL, Luxembour...

1. A manufacturing method for a cold-rolled and annealed Dual-Phase steel sheet, comprising the steps of:supplying a steel sheet having a composition comprising:
0.055%?C?0.095%;
2%?Mn?2.6%;
0.005%?Si?0.35%;
S?0.005%;
P?0.050
0.1?Al?0.3%;
0.05%?Mo?0.25%;
0.2%?Cr?0.5%;
Cr+2Mo?0.6%;
Ni?0.1%;
0.010?Nb?0.040%;
0.010?Ti?0.050%;
0.0005?B?0.0025% and
0.002%?N?0.007%,
a remainder of the composition comprising iron and the inevitable impurities resulting from smelting;
casting the steel sheet as a semi-finished product;
bringing the semi-finished product to a temperature TR in which 1150° C. ?TR?1250° C.;
hot-rolling the semi-finished product with an end-of-rolling temperature TFL ?Ar3 to obtain a hot-rolled product;
coiling the hot-rolled product at a temperature Tbob in which 500° C. ?Tbob ?570° C.;
descaling the hot-rolled product;
cold-rolling with a reduction from 30 to 80% to obtain a cold-rolled product;
heating the cold-rolled product at a rate 1° C./s?Vc ?5° C/s to an annealing temperature TM in which Ac1+40° C. ?TM ?Ac3-30° C. at which the product is held for a time 30s?tM?300s so as to obtain a heated and annealed product with a structure comprising austenite and a non-recrystallized ferrite fraction less than or equal to 15%;
cooling the product to a temperature less than a temperature Ms at a rate V high enough for all of the austenite to transform to martensite;
the steel sheet having a tensile strength between 980 and 1100 MPA and a microstructure consisting of 40 to 65% ferrite, 35 to 50% martensite and 0 to 10% bainite.

US Pat. No. 10,190,185

HARDENING METHOD OF ANNULAR WORKPIECE

JTEKT CORPORATION, Osaka...

1. A hardening method for an annular workpiece made of metal, comprising:a heating process that heats the annular workpiece to a hardening temperature;
an analyzing process that obtains a diameter of the annular workpiece heated to the hardening temperature, and divides the heated annular workpiece into at least a small diameter portion and a large diameter portion based on the obtained diameter; and
a cooling process that injects cooling liquid under an injection condition toward the annular workpiece that has been divided into at least the large diameter portion and the small diameter portion in the analyzing process such that a dimensional difference between the large diameter portion and the small diameter portion decreases, the injection condition for the large diameter portion being different from the injection condition for the small diameter portion, wherein
in the cooling process, the injection condition of the cooling liquid is adjusted by changing at least one of an injection quantity of the cooling liquid per unit time, an injection start timing of the cooling liquid, and an injection angle of the cooling liquid; and
the division of the large diameter portion and the small diameter portion is made through either process A or process B:
Process A:
determining a virtual center of the heated workpiece;
measuring each position in a circumferential direction of an outer periphery or an inner periphery of the heated workpiece;
obtaining a distance between the virtual center and each position in the circumferential direction of the outer periphery or the inner periphery of the workpiece;
converting the obtained distance into a coordinate data in a XY coordinates with the virtual center as an origin;
approximating the coordinate data by a method of least squares and calculating a circle which approximates an outer peripheral shape or an inner peripheral shape of the workpiece;
calculating a distance from a central coordinate of the approximate circle to each of the positions in the circumferential direction of the outer periphery or the inner periphery of the workpiece as a radius of each of the positions in the circumferential direction of the outer periphery or the inner periphery of the workpiece;
calculating a reference radius which divides the large diameter portion from the small diameter portion based on a first radius of a first virtual circle and a second radius of a second virtual circle, the first virtual circle being a circle which is centered around the central coordinate and in which a maximum value among the radii at the positions in the circumferential direction of the outer periphery or the inner periphery of the workpiece obtained is taken as a radius of the first virtual circle, the second virtual circle being a circle which is centered around the central coordinate and in which a minimum value among the radii at the positions in the circumferential direction of the outer periphery or the inner periphery of the workpiece obtained is taken as a radius of the second virtual circle;
calculating an average of the radius of the first virtual circle and the radius of the second virtual circle as a reference radius;
virtually dividing the work piece into a plurality of workpiece fragments such that central angles of the workpiece fragments in the circumferential direction of the first virtual circle or the second virtual circle are equal;
calculating an average value of the radii of the positions in the circumferential direction of the outer periphery or the inner periphery of the workpiece for each of the workpiece fragments;
dividing a workpiece fragment of which the average value of the radii is greater than the reference radius as a large diameter portion and dividing a workpiece fragment of which the average value of the radii is smaller than or equal to the reference radius as a small diameter portion;
Process B:
determining a virtual center of the heated workpiece;
measuring each portion in a circumferential direction of an outer periphery or an inner periphery of the heated workpiece;
obtaining a distance between the virtual center and each position in the circumferential direction of the outer periphery or the inner periphery of the workpiece; converting the obtained distance into a coordinate data in a XY coordinates with the virtual center as an origin;
approximating the coordinate data by a method of least squares and calculating a circle which approximates an outer peripheral shape or an inner peripheral shape of the workpiece;
calculating a distance from a central coordinate of the approximate circle to each of the positions in the circumferential direction of the outer periphery or the inner periphery of the workpiece as a radius of each of the positions in the circumferential direction of the outer periphery or the inner periphery of the workpiece; virtually dividing the work piece into a plurality of workpiece fragments such that central angles of the workpiece fragments in the circumferential direction of the workpiece are equal;
calculating an average value of the radii of the positions in the circumferential direction of the outer periphery or the inner periphery of the workpiece for each of the workpiece fragments;
dividing a workpiece fragment of which the average value of the radii is greater than a radius of the approximate circle as a large diameter portion and dividing a workpiece fragment of which the average value of the radii is smaller than or equal to the radius of the approximate circle as a small diameter portion.

US Pat. No. 10,190,161

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR NUCLEIC ACID SEQUENCING BASED ON NANOWIRE DETECTORS

STMICROELECTRONICS S.R.L....

1. An apparatus for nucleic acid sequencing, comprising:a base-detection device in a detection site, the base-detection device being configured to detect bases of a portion of a nucleic acid strand at the detection site;
a conveying device configured to extend the nucleic acid strand and to cause the nucleic acid strand to slide through the detection site along a path; and
a structural layer having a first portion enclosing a first portion of the path, a second portion enclosing a second portion of the path, and an opening between the first portion and the second portion of the structural layer, the opening being aligned with the detection site;
wherein the base-detection device comprises a plurality of nanowire detectors arranged along the path, each nanowire detector of the plurality of nanowire detectors including a respective nanowire and one or more nucleic acid probes, which are fixed to the respective nanowire, each nucleic acid probe of the one or more nucleic acid probes fixed to the respective nanowire having the same sequence of nucleic acid bases.

US Pat. No. 10,190,158

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SELECTIVELY ADDRESSING SPARSELY ARRANGED ELECTRONIC MEASUREMENT DEVICES

Pacific Biosciences of Ca...

1. An integrated circuit comprising:a substrate;
a plurality of sectors arranged on the substrate, wherein each sector in the plurality of sectors comprises:
a programmable switch controller;
a counter bias line;
an amplifier input line;
a plurality of nano-electronic measurement devices spatially arranged on the substrate, wherein
each respective nano-electronic measurement device in the plurality of nano-electronic measurement devices includes a source that is coupled to the counter bias line and a drain that is coupled to the amplifier input line thereby obtaining an electrical signal on the drain of the respective nano-electronic measurement device,
the electrical signal is any one of a discrete set of electrical signals,
an identity of the electrical signal in the discrete set of electrical signals is determined by an electrical interaction between the corresponding nano-electronic measurement device and a particular charge label in a plurality of charge labels; and
a plurality of switches, wherein each switch in the plurality of switches gates the electrical signal between the drain of a corresponding nano-electronic measurement device in the plurality of nano-electronic measurement devices and the amplifier input line between
(i) an on state, in which the electrical signal at the drain of the corresponding nano-electronic measurement device is delivered to the amplifier input line, and
(ii) an off state, in which the electrical signal at the drain of the corresponding nano-electronic measurement device is not delivered to the amplifier input line, wherein
each respective switch in the plurality of switches is independently wired to the programmable switch controller thereby causing the respective switch to be in one of the on state and the off state responsive to the programmable switch controller.

US Pat. No. 10,190,150

DETERMINING ANALYTE CONCENTRATION FROM VARIANT CONCENTRATION DISTRIBUTION IN MEASURABLE SPECIES

ASCENSIA DIABETES CARE HO...

1. An electrochemical method for determining an analyte concentration in a sample, comprising:receiving a sample including a biological fluid at a sample reservoir, the sample reservoir having a reagent layer including an enzyme disposed in the sample reservoir and a pair of electrodes partially or completely disposed in the sample reservoir such that the sample contacts both the enzyme and the pair of electrodes responsive to being received at the sample reservoir, the contact between the sample and the enzyme causing a reaction between the enzyme and an analyte in the sample such that the analyte begins to undergo a redox conversion to electrochemically form a measurable species from the reaction between the enzyme and the analyte, the electrochemical forming of the measurable species resulting from a transfer of electrons from or to the analyte during the redox conversion of the analyte;
applying, by a signal generator, an electrical input signal having an excitation and a relaxation to the sample via the pair of electrodes after an incubation period, the incubation period being less than a reference period, wherein at the end of the reference period (i) all of the analyte has undergone the redox conversion to the measureable species and (ii) the measurable species has a constant concentration distribution, and wherein at the end of the incubation period (i) a portion but not all of the analyte has undergone the redox conversion to the measurable species and (ii) the measurable species has a variant concentration distribution, the reference period being based on a height of the sample reservoir, a volume of the sample reservoir, a thickness of the reagent layer, or any combination thereof, the incubation period beginning when the sample is received at the reservoir, the applying of the electrical input signal producing an electrical output signal that is based on the analyte concentration of the sample;
measuring, by a processor, the electrical output signal; and
determining, by the processor, the analyte concentration of the sample as a function that includes the measured electrical output signal.

US Pat. No. 10,190,146

METHOD OF CORRECTING FOR OXYGEN EFFECT

Ascensia Diabetes Care Ho...

1. A method for correcting the oxygen effect in determining the concentration of glucose in a fluid using an electrochemical test sensor, the method comprising the acts of:providing a test sensor, the test sensor comprising first and second working electrodes, and a counter electrode, the first working electrode including glucose oxidase, an oxidized form of a mediator and peroxidase, the second working electrode including glucose oxidase and the oxidized form of the mediator;
contacting the fluid with the test sensor;
measuring a first current from the first working electrode from a reduced form of the mediator;
measuring a second current from the second working electrode from the reduced form of the mediator; and
determining the concentration of glucose and correcting for the oxygen effect by using the first current measurement and the second current measurement.

US Pat. No. 10,190,090

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR FORMING STABLE PARTICLES FROM SUSPENDED SOLIDS PRODUCED BY ETHANOL FERMENTATION

WATER SOLUTIONS, INC., S...

1. A method for forming stable particles from suspended solids produced by ethanol fermentation, the method comprising:providing a liquid fraction from ethanol fermentation, the liquid fraction comprising one or more of solids and suspended solids, wherein the liquid comprises thin stillage;
adjusting a pH of the liquid fraction to a pH in the range from 3.5 to 7;
adding a potassium metabisulfite reducing agent to the pH adjusted liquid fraction;
adding a high molecular weight anionic polymer to form stable particles of one or more of solids and suspended solids, wherein the high molecular weight anionic polymer comprises a molecular weight of about 15 million Da or more; and
free draining to separate the stable particles from a liquid portion.

US Pat. No. 10,190,089

MODULAR SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETECTING MICROORGANISMS

3M Innovative Properties ...

1. A method for detecting a microorganism, the method comprising(i) inserting a culture device into a modular system, the modular system comprising a plurality of freestanding modules, the plurality of freestanding modules including:
a freestanding first module configured to hold a stomacher bag comprising a liquid sample;
a freestanding second module configured to transfer the liquid sample to the culture device; and
a freestanding third module comprising a housing and a detector, wherein a first slot, a second slot, and a third slot are formed in the housing of the freestanding third module, the freestanding third module configured to receive the culture device through the first slot;
interlocking features to align two or more freestanding modules of the plurality of freestanding modules; and
a data processor, wherein the data processor is programmed to:
receive at least one user-established preset criterion that defines a quantity of microorganism colonies;
receive colony count information from the detector;
compare the colony count information to the at least one preset criterion to determine whether one or more conditions exist in the culture device;
configure the freestanding third module to eject the culture device through the second slot when the one or more conditions exist in the culture device; and
configure the freestanding third module to eject the culture device through the third slot when the one or more conditions do not exist in the culture device;
(ii) analyzing the culture device for colony count information with the detector; and
(iii) provide the colony count information from the detector to the data processor.

US Pat. No. 10,190,088

ORGANISM CULTURING SYSTEM AND ORGANISM CULTURING METHOD

Hitachi, Ltd., Tokyo (JP...

12. A method for culturing an organism, comprising:storing a light-absorbing solution that absorbs more light in a second wavelength range than light in a first wavelength range in a liquid storage vessel, wherein the second wavelength range is at a shorter wavelength side than the first wavelength range,
storing a culture solution containing a photosynthetic organism to be cultured in a culture vessel,
disposing the culture vessel in the liquid storage vessel,
measuring the quantity of light that the culture vessel receives separately for different wavelength ranges using a first measuring unit,
measuring the quantity of external light surrounding the liquid storage vessel using a second light quantity measuring unit, and
controlling the liquid depth from the surface of the light-absorbing solution to the culture vessel in the liquid storage vessel based on the quantity of external light surrounding the liquid storage vessel and on the quantity of light measured for different wavelength ranges on the surface of the culture vessel,
wherein light intensity is decreased while the proportion of light in the first wavelength range and the second wavelength range is maintained, by controlling the liquid depth.

US Pat. No. 10,190,085

MICRO-INCUBATION SYSTEMS FOR MICROFLUIDIC CELL CULTURE AND METHODS

EMD Millipore Corporation...

1. A method of culturing cells, comprising:disposing cells into a culture chamber, the culture chamber connected to a plurality of microfluidic channels, the culture chamber and microfluidic channels configured into a culture unit on a well plate;
interfacing the well plate with a microincubator manifold, the microincubator manifold having a gasket for providing a removable air-tight seal to the well plate, and a heat exchange module, wherein the manifold seals to the well plate, thereby enclosing an incubation volume of gas, wherein the heat exchange module provides a controlled temperature above and in communication with the culture chamber; and
observing and/or assaying the cells in the culture chamber, wherein the microincubator manifold comprises a transparent window in a region disposed above the culture chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,190,079

COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING ONE OR MORE POLY ALPHA-1,3-GLUCAN ETHER COMPOUNDS

E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AN...

1. A composition comprising a cellulase and a poly alpha-1,3-glucan compound comprising the structure:
wherein
(i) n is at least 6,
(ii) each R is independently H or a positively charged organic group, wherein at least one R group is a positively charged organic group,
(iii) the poly alpha-1,3-glucan compound has a degree of substitution of about 0.05 to about 3.0 with the positively charged organic group, and
(iv) at least 90% of the glycosidic linkages of the poly alpha-1,3-glucan compound are alpha-1,3 glycosidic linkages.

US Pat. No. 10,190,078

DETERGENT

1. An automatic dishwashing detergent composition comprising:a) from about 0.1% to about 20% by weight of a cleaning surfactant selected from the group consisting of an anionic surfactant, a zwitterionic surfactant, an amphoteric surfactant, and mixtures thereof;
b) from about 0.1% to about 20% by weight of a cleaning amine,wherein the amine is a polyetheramine selected from the group consisting of polyetheramines of Formula (I), Formula (II), Formula (III) and a mixture thereof:
wherein each of R1-R12 is independently selected from H, alkyl, cycloalkyl, aryl, alkylaryl, or arylalkyl, wherein at least one of R1-R6 and at least one of R7-R12 is different from H, each of A1-A9 is independently selected from linear or branched alkylenes having about 2 to about 18 carbon atoms, each of Z1-Z4 is independently selected from OH or NH2, wherein at least one of Z1-Z2 and at least one of Z3—Z4 is NH2, wherein the sum of x+y is in the range of about 2 to about 200, wherein x?1 and y?1, and the sum of x1+y1 is in the range of about 2 to about 200, wherein x1?1 and y1?1

wherein R is selected from H or a C1-C6 alkyl group, each of k1, k2, and k3 is independently selected from 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6, each of A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, and A6 is independently selected from a linear or branched alkylene group having from about 2 to about 18 carbon atoms or mixtures thereof, x?1, y?1, and z?1, and the sum of x+y+z is in the range of from about 3 to about 100, each of Z1, Z2, and Z3 is independently selected from NH2 or OH, where at least two of Z1, Z2, and Z3 are NH2; and the polyetheramine has a weight average molecular weight of from about 150 to about 1000 grams/mole.

US Pat. No. 10,190,076

METHODS FOR PRODUCING A HIGH PROTEIN CORN MEAL FROM A WHOLE STILLAGE BYPRODUCT AND SYSTEM THEREFORE

Fluid Quip, Inc., Spring...

1. A method for recovering oil from a whole stillage byproduct produced via a corn dry-milling process, the method comprising:in a corn dry-milling process for making alcohol, separating the whole stillage byproduct into an insoluble solids portion and a thin stillage portion, which includes free oil and protein;
prior to any evaporation step, separating out a lighter water soluble solids portion, which includes the oil, from heavier constituents, including the protein, in the thin stillage portion, via weights, wherein the heavier constituents, including the protein, are not subsequently subjected to any evaporator; and
separating the oil from the water soluble solids portion to provide an oil portion after subjecting the separated water soluble solids portion to evaporation via an evaporator.

US Pat. No. 10,190,069

LUBRICATING COMPOSITION CONTAINING A THIOCARBAMATE COMPOUND

The Lubrizol Corporation,...

1. A lubricating composition comprising an oil of lubricating viscosity and 0.01 wt % to 5 wt % of an ashless sulfur containing compound comprising a thiocarbamate compound having an optionally-substituted hydrocarbyl group on an S-atom and an optionally-substituted hydrocarbyl group on an N-atom,wherein the ashless thiocarbamate compound having an optionally-substituted hydrocarbyl group on an S-atom and an optionally-substituted hydrocarbyl group on an N-atom is represented by the formula (4):
whereinY is S;R2 is a hydrocarbyl group consisting of 6 to 20 carbon atoms;R3 is a hydrocarbylene group; andR4 is a hydrocarbyl group consisting of 6 to 20 carbon atoms.

US Pat. No. 10,190,065

FEED DELIVERY SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR GASIFIER

1. A system for processing material for a gasifier, said system comprising:a first auger feeder adapted to receive and process material to be gasified;
an inclined conveyor adapted to receive said material processed by said first auger feeder, said conveyor adapted to transfer said material;
a second auger feeder positioned above said first auger feeder and adapted to receive said material transferred by said conveyor, said second auger feeder adapted to feed said material;
a tube connected to said second auger feeder such that said tube is adapted to receive said material from said second auger feeder, said tube comprising:
i) a body connected to said second auger feeder, said body having an inner wall that defines an opening adapted to receive said material from said second auger feeder such that said body is adapted to allow a flow of said material through said opening and out of said tube to said gasifier; and
ii) at least one restrictor that extends inwardly from said inner wall of said body into said opening, said at least one restrictor adapted to extend into said flow of said material to impede said flow, said at least one restrictor configured to enable said flow to flow around said at least one restrictor to exit out of said tube, wherein each said restrictor is adjustable such that a respective position of each said restrictor is adapted to be adjusted relative to said inner wall; and
a gasifier connected to said tube such that said gasifier is adapted to receive said material from said tube.

US Pat. No. 10,190,064

INTEGRATED PROCESS FOR SIMULTANEOUS REMOVAL AND VALUE ADDITION TO THE SULFUR AND AROMATICS COMPOUNDS OF GAS OIL

1. An integrated process for simultaneous removal and value addition to sulfur and aromatics compounds of a gas oil comprising:(i) distilling a gas oil under vacuum or positive pressure in the range of 40-2280 mm Hg and a temperature in the range 100-350° C. to obtain a refractive sulfur and polyaromatics lean lighter fraction of gas oil (LFGO), and a refractive sulfur and polyaromatics rich heavy fraction (HFGO) of gas oil;
(ii) mixing the HFGO obtained in step (i) with a polar solvent in a continuous extraction column at a temperature in the range of 30 to 70° C. with a solvent to feed ratio in the range of 0.5 to 4.0 to obtain a raffinate lean in refractive sulfur and polyaromatics and an extract rich in refractive sulfur and polyaromatics compounds;
(iii) washing the raffinate obtained in step (ii) with water generating water containing a small amount of solvent and a solvent free raffinate;
(iv) mixing the extract obtained in step (ii) with an anti-solvent in a single stage mixture settler, to obtain a pseudo raffinate (PSR) hydrocarbon and a solvent rich extract containing an enhanced concentration of sulfur and aromatic compounds;
(v) subjecting the solvent rich extract obtained in step (iv) and the water containing a small amount of solvent obtained from wash zones obtained in step (iii) to a solvent recovery column for recovery of an aqueous solvent and an extract hydrocarbon stream;
(vi) distilling the aqueous solvent obtained in step (v) to separate water and dry solvent with a water concentration in the range of 0.0 to 10.0% for its reuse in the process;
(vii) subjecting a fraction of the pseudo raffinate (PSR) hydrocarbon obtained in step (iv) in the range of 5% to 50% to a continuous extraction column;
(viii) subjecting a portion of the pseudo raffinate (PSR) hydrcarbon obtained in step (iv) in the range of 50% to 95% to a hydrocracker to obtain a gas oil of reduced sulfur and aromatics level, wherein the gas oil has sulfur less than 10 ppmw;
(ix) routing the extract hydrocarbon stream obtained in step (v) as a feed stock to carbon black generation unit to produce carbon or delayed coker unit to obtain reduced sulfur products;
(x) hydrotreating the refractive sulfur and polyaromatics lean lighter fraction of gas oil (LFGO) obtained in step (i), the solvent free raffinate as obtained in step (iii), or a mixture of the LFGO and the solvent free raffinate in the presence of hydrogen and metallic catalyst to produce a desulfurized gas oil having sulfur less than 75 ppmw; and
(xi) blending of the desulfurized gas oil having sulfur less than 75 ppmw obtained in step (x) with the gas oil having sulfur less than 10 ppmw obtained in step (viii) to produce a blended low sulfur gas oil wherein the sulfur in the blended low sulfur gas oil is less than 70 ppmw.

US Pat. No. 10,190,062

BITUMEN PROCESSING AND TRANSPORT

CENOVUS ENERGY INC., Cal...

1. A method for preparing or converting bitumen for transport, the method comprising:separating asphaltene from the bitumen to generate a deasphalted oil and asphaltene;
separating the asphaltene into a first asphaltene fraction and a second asphaltene fraction, the first asphaltene fraction being less soluble in deasphalted oil and the second asphaltene fraction being more soluble in deasphalted oil; and
forming an asphaltene prill comprising an inner core comprising the second asphaltene fraction and an outer layer comprising the first asphaltene fraction.

US Pat. No. 10,190,060

PROCESS FOR INCREASING PROCESS FURNACES ENERGY EFFICIENCY

SAUDI BASIC INDUSTRIES CO...

1. A process for increasing process furnaces energy efficiency through gas turbine integration by using turbine exhaust gas, wherein a hydrocarbon feed is heated in a furnace, said process comprising the following steps:i) feeding furnace combustion air to burners of said furnace together with furnace fuel to provide high temperature heat to said furnace;
ii) cooling the hydrocarbon feed thus processed by using water from a steam drum under the formation of water vapour from some of the water;
iii) returning the mixture of water and water vapour thus formed to said steam drum;
iv) withdrawing saturated high-pressure steam from said steam drum and feeding said saturated high-pressure steam to a heat recovery unit; and
v) feeding said turbine exhaust gas to said heat recovery unit for converting said high-pressure steam into super heated high pressure steam, thereby decoupling the gas turbine from the process furnace.

US Pat. No. 10,190,059

PROCESS FOR THE HYDROTREATMENT OF RENEWABLE MATERIALS, WITH AN OPTIMIZED GAS RECYCLE

IFP Energies Nouvelles, ...

1. A process for the hydrotreatment of a feed obtained from renewable sources to produce paraffinic hydrocarbons which is carried out in the presence of hydrogen in a fixed bed reactor having a plurality of catalytic zones disposed in series and each catalytic zone comprising at least one hydrotreatment catalyst, said process comprising:a) dividing a liquid feed stream F into a plurality of different part-streams of liquid feed, F1 to Fn, respectively, wherein the number of part-streams of liquid feed is equal to the number of catalytic zones n in said fixed bed reactor, Z1 to Zn, respectively, and n is a whole number in the range of 2 to 10;
b) injecting a first part-stream of liquid feed F1 into a first catalytic zone Z1, and injecting a second part-stream of liquid feed F2 into a second catalytic zone Z2 and so on if n is greater than 2;
c) hydrotreating each part-stream, F1 to Fn, in each catalytic zone, Z1 to Zn, respectively, in the presence of hydrogen at a temperature in the range of 180° C. to 400° C., at a pressure in the range of 0.1 MPa to 15 MPa, at an hourly space velocity in the range of 0.1 h?1 to 10 h?1, and with a ratio of flow rate of hydrogen to flow rate of liquid feed in the range of 150 to 1500 Nm3/m3 to produce at least one effluent containing paraffinic hydrocarbons discharged from said reactor, wherein the mass flow rate of hydrogen sent to the first catalytic zone Z1 represents more than 80% by weight of the total mass flow rate of hydrogen used in the hydrotreatment process, hydrotreated product and hydrogen-containing gas are discharged from each catalytic zone, and, except for the nth catalytic zone, the hydrotreated product and hydrogen-containing gas from each catalytic zone are introduced into the next catalytic zone in the series, and the hydrotreated product and hydrogen-containing gas from the nth catalytic zone form said at least one effluent discharged from said reactor;
d) separating said effluent from c) in at least one separation step in order to separate at least one gaseous fraction containing hydrogen and at least one liquid fraction containing paraffinic hydrocarbons;
e) dividing at least a portion of said at least one liquid fraction containing paraffinic hydrocarbons from d) into a plurality of liquid recycle streams, RL1 to RLn, and recycling a first liquid recycle stream RL1 to the first catalytic zone Z1, and recycling a second liquid recycle stream RL2 to the second catalytic zone Z2 and so on if n is greater than 2; and
f) optionally dividing at least a portion of said gaseous fraction containing hydrogen from d) into a plurality of gaseous recycle streams, RG1 to RGn, and optionally recycling a first gaseous recycle stream RG1 to the first catalytic zone Z1, and optionally recycling a second gaseous recycle stream RG2 to the second catalytic zone Z2 and so on if n is greater than 2;
wherein each of the catalytic zones has a local recycle ratio which is defined as the weight ratio between (i) the total weight of the liquid recycle stream introduced to the catalytic zone plus any the liquid recycle streams introduced into any previous catalytic zone in the series, if present, and (ii) the part-stream of liquid feed introduced into the catalytic zone, and wherein said local recycle ratio of each catalytic zone is >0 to 2;
wherein the first catalytic zone of the series receives a liquid diluting stream and optionally a gaseous diluting stream, wherein the optional gaseous diluting stream is the first gaseous recycle stream from f);
wherein each of the other catalytic zones, Z2 to Zn, in the series receives liquid and gaseous diluting streams, wherein said liquid diluting streams are: (1) the part-stream(s) of liquid feed streams introduced into each of the previous catalytic zones in the series, if present, (2) the liquid recycle streams from e) introduced into each of the previous catalytic zones in the series, if present, and (3) the liquid recycle stream from e) introduced into the catalytic zone, and said gaseous diluting streams are: (4) the hydrogen-containing gas discharged from the previous catalytic zone in the series, if present, (5) the optional gaseous recycle streams from f) introduced into each of the previous catalytic zones in the series, if present, and (6) the optional gaseous recycle stream from f) introduced into the catalytic zone; and
wherein each of the catalytic zones has a local dilution ratio defined as the weight ratio between (I) the total quantity of liquid and gaseous diluting streams introduced into the catalytic zone and (II) the part-stream of liquid feed introduced into the catalytic zone, and wherein said local dilution ratio of each catalytic zone is >0 to less than 4.

US Pat. No. 10,190,058

HIGH-YIELD PRODUCTION OF FUELS AND PETRO- AND OLEO-CHEMICAL PRECURSORS FROM VEGETABLE OILS AND OTHER LIQUID FEEDSTOCKS IN A CONTINUOUS-FLOW PYROLYSIS REACTOR WITH OR WITHOUT CATALYSTS

The University of Toledo,...

1. A method of conducting a pyrolysis, the method comprising:atomizing an oil feedstock to produce atomized oil droplets, wherein the oil feedstock comprises vegetable oil, biooil, or biocrude;
pyrolyzing the atomized oil droplets in a reactor with or without a catalyst to produce pyrolysis products, wherein the pyrolysis is conducted at a temperature ranging from about 400° C. to about 600° C.; and
optionally, reacting the pyrolysis products in-situ with one or more added reactants to produce reacted pyrolysis products.

US Pat. No. 10,190,056

CONVERSION OF SOLID BIOMASS INTO A LIQUID HYDROCARBON MATERIAL

SHELL OIL COMPANY, Houst...

1. A process for producing liquid hydrocarbon products from a solid biomass feedstock comprising:a) providing in a hydropyrolysis reactor vessel a hydropyrolysis catalyst composition that comprises one or more active metals selected from cobalt, molybdenum, nickel, tungsten, ruthenium, platinum, palladium, iridium and iron on an oxide support, wherein the active metals are present in a partially sulfided form to the extent that the hydropyrolysis catalyst composition contains sulfur in an amount of from 10 to 90% of a full stoichiometric amount;
b) contacting the solid biomass feedstock with the hydropyrolysis catalyst composition and molecular hydrogen in the hydropyrolysis reactor vessel at a temperature in the range of from 350 to 600° C. and a pressure in the range of from 0.50 to 7.50 MPa, to produce a product stream comprising partially deoxygenated hydropyrolysis product, H2O, H2, CO2, CO, C1-C3 gases, char and catalyst fines;
c) removing the char and catalyst fines from the product stream;
d) hydroconverting the partially deoxygenated hydropyrolysis product in a hydroconversion reactor vessel in the presence of one or more hydroconversion catalyst and of the H2O, CO2, CO, H2, and C1-C3 gas generated in step a), to produce a vapour phase product comprising substantially fully deoxygenated hydrocarbon product, H2O, CO, CO2, hydrogen and C1-C3 gases.

US Pat. No. 10,190,054

SYSTEM AND PROCESS FOR CONVERTING WHOLE TIRES AND OTHER SOLID CARBON MATERIALS INTO RECLAIMABLE AND REUSEABLE COMPONENTS

1. A method of converting carbon based material comprising the steps of:providing a rotatable chamber in which the material can be heated;
introducing the material into the chamber;
indirectly heating the chamber;
rotating the heated chamber with the material in the heated chamber to reduce the material;
collecting gases or oil or both from the reduced material from the chamber; and
collecting residual solids from the reduced material from the chamber;
wherein the chamber is heated to a temperature between about 350° F. and about 1100° F.;
wherein the carbon based material is rubber belting, a rubber construction track, a tire in the range of 4 inches in diameter to 120 inches in diameter, or a combination thereof, and wherein the material is introduced into the chamber without shredding, cutting or comminuting the material.

US Pat. No. 10,190,053

PYROLYSIS OF LIGNIN

Iowa State University Res...

1. A method of fast pyrolysis, said method comprising:(a) providing a technical lignin;
(b) treating the technical lignin with an alkali metal hydroxide or an alkaline earth metal hydroxide in an amount of from over 4% (w/w) to 20% (w/w) under conditions effective to reduce agglomeration, during pyrolysis, compared to when the technical lignin is not subjected to said treating; and
(c) pyrolyzing the treated technical lignin in continuous mode for 1 to 3 hours to produce pyrolysis products.

US Pat. No. 10,190,049

MESOGENIC MEDIA AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY

MERCK PATENT GMBH, Darms...

1. Medium comprising one or more bimesogenic compounds, one or more nematogenic compound, one or more chiral compound and one or more compounds of formula I,R11-A11-(Z12-A12)m-AG  I
in which,
A11 and A12 each, independently of one another, denote an aryl-, heteroaryl-, heterocyclic- or alicyclic group optionally being substituted by one or more identical or different groups L,
L in each case, independently of one another, denotes, halogen, —CN, —NO2, —NCO, —NCS, —OCN, —SCN, straight-chain or branched alkyl or alkoxy having 1 to 5 C atoms, where, in addition, one or more non-terminal CH2 groups in these radicals may each be replaced, independently of one another, by —C?C—, —CF2O—, —CH?CH—,
—O—, —CO—O—, —O—CO— in such a way that O atoms are not linked directly to one another, and in which, in addition, one or more H atoms may be replaced by halogen,Z12 in each case, independently of one another, denotes
—O—, —S—, —CO—, —COO—, —OCO—, —S—CO—, —CO—S—, —O—COO—, —CO—NR0—, —NR0-CO—, —NR0-CO—NR00, —NR0-CO—O—,
—O—CO—NR0—, —OCH2—, —CH2O—, —SCH2—, —CH2S—, —CF2O—, —OCF2—, —CF2S—, —SCF2—, —CH2CH2—, —(CH2)4—, —CF2CH2—, —CH2CF2—, —CF2CF2—, —CH?N—, —N?CH—, —N?N—,
—CH?CR0—, —CY01?CY02—, —C?C—, —CH?CH—COO—,
—OCO—CH?CH—, or a single bond,
Y01 and Y02 each, independently of one another, denote H, F, Cl or CN,
R0 and R00 each, independently of one another, denote H or alkyl having 1 to 12 C atoms,
R11 denotes an alkyl or alkoxy radical having 1 to 15 C atoms, where, in addition, one or more non-terminal CH2 groups in these radicals may each be replaced, independently of one another, by —C?C—, —CF2O—, —CH?CH—,

 —O—, —CO—O—, —O—CO— in such a way that O atoms are not linked directly to one another, and in which, in addition, one or more H atoms may be replaced by halogen,
AG denotes -Sp-X11,
Sp denotes —(CH2)—,
p denotes 0, 1 or 2,
X11 denotes a group —NH2, —SH, —OH, —(CO)OH or a group of the formulae
andm denotes 0, 1 or 2;wherein:the one or more bimesogenic compound is selected from the group of compounds of formulae A-I to A-III,

wherein
R1 and R12,
R21 and R22,
and R31 and R32 are each independently H, F, Cl, CN, NCS or a straight-chain or branched alkyl group with 1 to 25 C atoms which may be unsubstituted, mono- or polysubstituted by halogen or CN, it being also possible for one or more non-adjacent CH2 groups to be replaced, in each occurrence independently from one another, by —O—, —S—, —NH—, —N(CH3)—, —CO—, —COO—, —OCO—, —O—CO—O—, —S—CO—, —CO—S—, —CH?CH—, —CH?CF—, —CF?CF— or —C?C— in such a manner that oxygen atoms are not linked directly to one another,
MG11 and MG12,
MG21 and MG22, and
MG31 and MG32 are each independently a mesogenic group,
Sp1, Sp2 and Sp3 are each independently a spacer group comprising 5 to 40 C atoms, wherein one or more non-adjacent CH2 groups, with the exception of the CH2 groups of Sp1 linked to O-MG11 and/or O-MG12, of Sp2 linked to MG21 and/or MG22 and of Sp3 linked to X31 and X32, may also be replaced by —O—, —S—, —NH—, —N(CH3)—, —CO—, —O—CO—,
—S—CO—, —O—COO—, —CO—S—, —CO—O—,
—CH(halogen)-, —CH(CN)—, —CH?CH— or —C?C—, in such a way that no two O-atoms are adjacent to one another, no two —CH?CH— groups are adjacent to each other, and no two groups selected from —O—CO—, —S—CO—, —O—COO—, —CO—S—, —CO—O— and —CH?CH— are adjacent to each other, and
X31 and X32 are independently from one another a linking group selected from —CO—O—, —O—CO—, —CH?CH—,
—C?C— or —S—, and, alternatively, one of them may also be either —O— or a single bond, and, again alternatively, one of them may be —O— and the other one a single bond;
the one or more nematogenic compound is selected from the group of compounds of formulae B-I to B-III,

wherein
RB1, RB21,
RB22, RB31 and
RB32 are each independently H, F, Cl, CN, NCS or a straight-chain or branched alkyl group with 1 to 25 C atoms which may be unsubstituted, mono- or polysubstituted by halogen or CN, it being also possible for one or more non-adjacent CH2 groups to be replaced, in each occurrence independently from one another, by —O—, —S—, —NH—, —N(CH3)—, —CO—,
—COO—, —OCO—, —O—CO—O—, —S—CO—, —CO—S—, —CH?CH—, —CH?CF—, —CF?CF— or —C?C— in such a manner that oxygen atoms are not linked directly to one another,
XB1 is F, Cl, CN, NCS,
ZB1, ZB2 and
ZB3 are in each occurrence independently —CH2—CH2—,
—CO—O—, —O—CO—, —CF2-O—, —O— CF2—, —CH?CH— or a single bond,
are in each occurrence independently
alternatively one or more of
areandn is 1, 2 or 3; and
the one or more chiral compound is selected from the group of compounds of formulae C-I to C-III,

the latter ones including the respective (S,S) enantiomers,
and wherein
E and F are each independently 1,4-phenylene or trans-1,4-cyclohexylene,
v is 0 or 1,
Z0 is —COO—, —OCO—, —CH2CH2— or a single bond, and
R is alkyl, alkoxy or alkanoyl with 1 to 12 C atoms.

US Pat. No. 10,190,048

LIQUID-CRYSTALLINE MEDIUM AND LIQUID-CRYSTAL DISPLAY COMPRISING THE SAME

Merck Patent GmbH, Darms...

1. A liquid-crystalline medium comprisinga) one or more compounds selected from the group of compounds of formulae I-1 and I-2

in which
R11 and R12 independently of each other denote H or alkyl with 1 to 5 C atoms, and
b) one or more compounds selected from the group of compounds of formulae II and III

in which
R21 denotes an unsubstituted alkyl radical having 1 to 7 C atoms, an unsubstituted alkenyl radical having 2 to 7 C atoms or an unsubstituted alkoxy radical having 1 to 6 C atoms,
R22 denotes an unsubstituted alkyl radical having 1 to 7 C atoms, an unsubstituted alkoxy radical having 1 to 6 C atoms or an unsubstituted alkenyloxy radical having 2 to 6 C atoms, and
l denotes 0 or 1,
R31 denotes an unsubstituted alkyl radical having 1 to 7 C atoms or an unsubstituted alkenyl radical having 2 to 7 C atoms,
R32 denotes an unsubstituted alkyl radical having 1 to 7 C atoms, an unsubstituted alkoxy radical having 1 to 6 C atoms or an unsubstituted alkenyloxy radical having 2 to 6 C atoms, and
denotes

US Pat. No. 10,190,043

COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING QUANTUM DOTS

Merck Patent GmbH, Darms...

1. An electroluminescent device comprising a light emitting layer consisting of one type of quantum dot and one type of organic emitter, wherein said organic emitter is a phosphorescent, non-conjugated polymeric compound that includes at least one unit comprising a host compound, and a metal complex, the metal selected from a transition, a rare earth, a lanthanide, or an actinide metal, and the concentration of the quantum dots in the composition is in a range from 0.1 to 20 wt %;wherein the quantum dot is selected from the group consisting of CdSe, CdS, CdTe, ZnSe, ZnS, ZnTe, alloys thereof, combinations thereof, core/shell structures thereof, and core multi-shell layered structures thereof, with a trioctylphosphine oxide coating the surface of the quantum dot;
wherein the one organic emitter is a phosphorescent, non-conjugated polymer that includes a repeat unit selected from formula (77) or (78)

 wherein X and Y are independently selected from H, F, an alkyl group with 1 to 40 carbon atoms, an alkenyl group with 2 to 40 carbon atoms, an alkynyl group with 2 to 40 carbon atoms, a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group with 6 to 40 carbon atoms, and a substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryl group, wherein the heteroaryl group has 5 to 25 ring members.

US Pat. No. 10,190,038

METHOD OF USING SOPHOROLIPIDS IN WELL TREATMENT OPERATIONS

Baker Hughes, a GE Compan...

1. A method of enhancing recovery of a well treatment fluid from a well after subjecting the well to a well treatment operation with the well treatment fluid, the method comprising pumping into the well the well treatment fluid and then, after completion of the well treatment operation, recovering the well treatment fluid from the well, the well treatment fluid comprising at least one sophorolipidic compound selected from the group consisting of:

US Pat. No. 10,190,034

NON-REDUCING STABILIZATION COMPLEXANT FOR ACIDIZING COMPOSITIONS AND ASSOCIATED METHODS

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A method of reducing viscosifying tendencies of crude oil in a subterranean formation comprising:combining an effective amount of a solid acid chelating agent and an aqueous acid solution to form a treatment fluid, wherein the solid acid chelating agent comprises N-phosphonomethyl iminodiacetic acid (PMIDA);
introducing the treatment fluid into the subterranean formation, wherein the subterranean formation has a bottomhole temperature in excess of 350° F.;
contacting the crude oil with the treatment fluid; and
preventing an increase in viscosity of the crude oil.

US Pat. No. 10,190,033

SALT-FREE FLUOROUS-INVERT EMULSION FLUID

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A method of treating a well comprising: providing a treatment fluid comprising:a fluorous oil external phase,
an internal phase comprising water and glycerol, wherein the glycerol is present in an amount of about 40% to about 80% by weight of the internal phase, and wherein the internal phase is salt and chloride free, and
a fluorous-based surfactant; and
introducing the treatment fluid into a wellbore.

US Pat. No. 10,190,015

PASSIVATION LAYER COMPRISING A PHOTOCROSSLINKED FLUOROPOLYMER

THE CHEMOURS COMPANY FC, ...

1. A passivation layer comprising a layer of a photocrosslinked coating composition disposed on at least a portion of a substrate, wherein the coating composition consists essentially of:i) a photocrosslinkable fluoropolymer having repeat units comprising:
(a) a fluoroolefin;
(b) an alkyl vinyl ether wherein the alkyl group is a C1 to C6 straight or a C3 to C6 branched or cyclic saturated hydrocarbon radical; and
(c) a vinyl epoxide;
ii) a photoacid generator;
iii) an optional photosensitizer; and
iv) a carrier medium;
wherein the photocrosslinkable fluoropolymer has a number average molecular weight in the range of from 20,000 to 300,000, and, wherein the layer of photocrosslinked coating composition has a dielectric constant in the range of from 1 to 5 when measured at 100 kHz, and wherein the layer of the photocrosslinked coating composition having a thickness in the range of from 0.01 micrometers to 300 micrometers has photocrosslinked features having a minimum width that is the larger of a) about 10 percent the thickness of the coating composition or b) 0.5 micrometers.

US Pat. No. 10,190,007

INK, INK CONTAINER, IMAGE FORMING METHOD, IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, AND IMAGE FORMED MATTER

Ricoh Company, Ltd., Tok...

1. An ink, comprising:a colorant;
an organic solvent;
water; and
a surfactant comprising at least one polyether-modified siloxane compound selected from the group consisting of compounds of formulae (III), (IV), (V), and (VI),

where in the formula (III), m represents an integer in a range of from 0 through 23, n represents an integer in a range of from 1 through 10, a represents an integer in a range of from 1 through 23, b represents an integer in a range of from 0 through 23, and R represents a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group that comprises 1 through 4 carbon atoms,

where in the formula (IV), m represents an integer in a range of from 1 through 8, c and d represent an integer in a range of from 1 through 10, and R2 and R3 represent a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group that comprises 1 through 4 carbon atoms,

where in the formula (V), e represents an integer in a range of from 1 through 8 and R4 represents a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group that comprises 1 through 4 carbon atoms,

where in the formula (VI), f represents an integer in a range of from 1 through 8 and R5 represents a polyether group represented by the formula (A),

where in the general formula (A), g represents an integer in a range of from 0 through 23, h represents an integer in a range of from 0 through 23, where g and h do not take 0 at a same time, and R6 represents a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group that comprises 1 through 4 carbon atoms,
wherein the organic solvent comprises at least one organic solvent having a solubility parameter of greater than or equal to 9 but less than 11.8,
wherein a content of the organic solvent having a solubility parameter of greater than or equal to 9 but less than 11.8 is greater than or equal to 20% by mass of a total amount of the ink,
wherein a dynamic surface tension A of the ink at 25° C. at a surface lifetime, measured by a maximum foaming pressure method, of 15 msec is less than or equal to 34.0 mN/m, and
wherein the dynamic surface tension A and a static surface tension B of the ink at 25° C. satisfy a formula of 10.0%?[(A?B)/(A+B)]×100?19.0%.

US Pat. No. 10,189,998

DOPED NICKEL OXIDE INTERFACIAL LAYER

Hunt Energy Enterprises, ...

1. A photovoltaic device comprising:a first electrode;
a second electrode; and
an active layer disposed at least partially between the first and second electrodes, the active layer comprising: an NiO interfacial layer doped with copper that is adjacent to and in contact with a perovskite material photoactive layer.

US Pat. No. 10,189,978

RUBBER COMPOSITION COMPRISING A HIGHLY SATURATED DIENE ELASTOMER

COMPAGNIE GENERALE DES ET...

1. A rubber composition comprising a reinforcing filler and an elastomer matrix comprising a highly saturated diene elastomer,wherein the highly saturated diene elastomer comprises at least units of A, B, C, D and E, distributed randomly within the highly saturated diene elastomer:

wherein R1 and R2, which are identical or different, represent a hydrogen atom, a methyl radical or a phenyl radical, which is substituted or unsubstituted in the ortho, meta or para position by a methyl radical,
wherein (D) is a divalent hydrocarbon-based ring with 6 carbon atoms of 1,2-cyclohexane type,
wherein (E) is a divalent hydrocarbon-based ring with 6 carbon atoms of 1,4-cyclohexane type,
wherein m, n, o, p and q are numbers ranging from 0 to 100, and
wherein the highly saturated diene elastomer satisfies the following:
m+n+o+p+q=100,
m?50,
n+o+p+q?10, and
15?p+q?2.

US Pat. No. 10,189,975

CABLE FILL COMPOSITION

SHELL OIL COMPANY, Houst...

1. A cable fill composition for an optical fiber cable, said cable fill composition comprising (i) a Fischer-Tropsch derived base oil; and (ii) a thickening system, wherein the thickening system comprises at least one block copolymer.

US Pat. No. 10,189,967

MACROPOROUS PHOTONIC CRYSTAL MEMBRANE, METHODS OF MAKING, AND METHODS OF USE

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RES...

1. A structure comprising:a macroporous photonic crystal membrane including a three dimensional array of macropores, wherein a three dimensional polymer framework separates the macropores, wherein the polymer framework is made of a copolymer of two oligomers, wherein the two oligomers are ethoxylated (20) trimethylolpropane triacrylate (ETPTA 20) and polyethylene glycol (600) diacrylate (PEGDA 600), wherein when the macropores are in a collapsed state, the macroporous photonic crystal membrane is substantially transparent and wherein when the macropores are in an uncollapsed state, the macroporous photonic crystal membrane has an iridescent color.

US Pat. No. 10,189,961

CREEP RESISTANT, HIGHLY LUBRICIOUS, TOUGH, AND IONIC HYDROGELS INCLUDING PVA-PAAMPS HYDROGELS

The General Hospital Corp...

1. A method of making a creep resistant, highly lubricious, tough and ionic hydrogel comprising:a) mixing an aqueous solution of a polymer with an aqueous solution of an ionic monomeric compound in presence of an initiator, thereby forming an ionic hydrogel solution, wherein the aqueous solution of the polymer comprises 1% w/w to 25% w/w of the polymer, and wherein the aqueous solution of the ionic monomeric compound comprises 5% w/w to 25% w/w of the ionic monomeric compound;
b) heating and/or irradiating the ionic hydrogel solution, thereby forming an inter-penetrating network (IPN) structure of polymerized ionic hydrogel in the aqueous polymer solution; and
c) subjecting the inter-penetrating network (IPN) structure of polymerized ionic hydrogel in the aqueous polymer solution to one or more freeze-thaw cycles to physically-crosslink the polymer, thereby forming a creep resistant, highly lubricious, tough and ionic hydrogel, and
d) annealing the ionic hydrogel,
wherein the polymer is poly(vinyl alcohol) (PVA), and the ionic monomeric compound is a acrylamido-methylpropane sulfonic acid (AAMPS) solution, and the inter-penetrating network (IPN) structure of polymerized ionic hydrogel is an inter-penetrating network (IPN) structure of polymerized PAAMPS, and the creep resistant, highly lubricious, tough and ionic hydrogel is a creep resistant, highly lubricious, tough and ionic PVA-PAAMPS-hydrogel.

US Pat. No. 10,189,948

ISATIN COPOLYMERS HAVING INTRINSIC MICROPOROSITY

Dow Global Technologies L...

1. A copolymer comprising a repeating unit represented by:wherein:Y is selected from: a carboxylic acid, sulfonic, phosphorous acid and phosphoric acid and their corresponding salt or ester, imino, amide; nitrile, hydrogen, hydroxyl and alkyl comprising from 1 to 6 carbon atoms; and
R1, R2, R3, and R4 are independently selected from: hydrogen, alkyl groups comprising from 1 to 6 carbon atoms, and R1 and R2 may collectively form a ketone group or a 9,9?-fluorene group, and R3 and R4 may collectively form a ketone group or a 9,9?-fluorene group;
R5 and R6 are independently selected from: a bond and an alkylene group comprising from 1 to 6 carbon atoms;
R7 is selected from: hydrogen, alkyl, aryl, aralkyl and heteroaryl groups comprising from 1 to 8 carbon atoms which may be unsubstituted or substituted with carboxylic acid, sulfonic acid and phosphoric acid and their corresponding salt or ester, imino and amide; and
X and X? are independently selected from: a carboxylic acid, sulfonic acid and phosphoric acid and their corresponding salt or ester, imino and amide; nitrile, hydrogen, alkyl having from 1 to 6 carbon atoms and alkoxy having from 1 to 6 carbon atoms.

US Pat. No. 10,189,947

COMPOSITION OF ANTI-REFLECTIVE HARDMASK

1. An anti-reflective hardmask composition comprising:(a) a carbazole derivative polymer represented by the following Formula 1 or a polymer blend comprising the carbazole derivative polymer; and
(b) an organic solvent:

where R1 is hydrogen or an aromatic ring selected from the group consisting of the following substituents, R2 is an aromatic ring selected from the group consisting of the following substituents, and R1 and R2 may be the same or different:

where X is at least one selected from the following substituents:

where Z is an integer of 0 or 1,
m/(m+n) equals to a value in the range of between 0.1 and 0.8, and
a weight average molecular weight (Mw) of the polymer is between 1,000 and 30,000.

US Pat. No. 10,189,928

CURABLE COMPOSITION, PATTERN FORMING METHOD, PATTERN, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING DEVICE

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A curable composition comprising:a polymerizable compound; and
a photopolymerization initiator,
wherein neopentyl glycol diacrylate accounts for 10% by mass or more of the polymerizable compound, and
the total content of a compound represented by the following Formula (I) and a compound represented by the following Formula (II) is 5% by mass or less with respect to the content of neopentyl glycol diacrylate:

US Pat. No. 10,189,917

FLUORINATED CATALYST SUPPORTS AND CATALYST SYSTEMS

Univation Technologies, L...

1. A method for making a fluorinated catalyst support, comprising:forming a mixture of a support material and a first portion of a fluoride donor, where the support material is an inorganic oxide;
adding the mixture to a fluidized bed reactor;
fluidizing the mixture in the fluidized bed reactor with a fluidizing gas at a flow rate that forms a fluidized bed with a height to diameter ratio of at least about 2.3; and
calcining the mixture to decompose the fluoride donor and fluorinate the support material thereby forming a partially fluorided support, and
adding a second portion of the fluoride donor to the partially fluorided support;
calcining the second portion of the fluoride donor to the partially fluorided support to form the fluorinated catalyst support.

US Pat. No. 10,189,866

LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY, ELECTROLYTE SOLUTION FOR LITHIUM SECONDARY BATTERY, AND ADDITIVE FOR ELECTROLYTE SOLUTION THEREFOR

HITACHI, LTD., Tokyo (JP...

1. A lithium secondary battery comprising:a positive electrode having a lithium-ion intercalation/de-intercalation ability;
a negative electrode having a lithium-ion intercalation/de-intercalation ability; and
a non-aqueous electrolyte solution contacted with the positive electrode and the negative electrode, wherein
the non-aqueous electrolyte solution contains lithium hexafluorophosphate and a boroxine compound liquefying at 25° C. selected from the group consisting of (O+CH2CH2CH2CH3)3(BO)3 and (O—CH(CH3)CH2CH3)3(BO)3.

US Pat. No. 10,189,850

CDK INHIBITORS

G1 Therapeutics, Inc., R...

1. A pharmaceutical composition comprising a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier and an effective amount of the compound of the structure:
wherein the pharmaceutical composition is in the form of a liquid dosage form.

US Pat. No. 10,189,844

PYRAZOLE DERIVATIVES AS PHOSPHOINOSITIDE 3-KINASES INHIBITORS

CHIESI FARMACEUTICI S.p.A...

1. A compound of formula (I):
wherein:
R1 and R4 and R5 may be the same or different and are each independently (C1-C6) alkyl, (C1-C6) haloalkyl, (C1-C6) hydroxyalkyl, (C1-C6) aminoalkyl, or aryl, each of which is optionally and independently substituted by one or more groups selected from the group consisting of halogen, —OH, —(CH2)pNR6R7, —CN, (C1-C6) alkyl, (C1-C6) haloalkyl, (C1-C6) hydroxyalkyl, (C2-C6) alkenyl, (C2-C6) alkynyl, and (C2-C6) hydroxyalkynyl;
R2 is H or (C1-C6) alkyl;
R3 is H;
Cy is a heteroaryl selected from the group consisting of I-1, I-2, and I-3 wherein I-1 is purinyl, I-2 is pyrazolo[3,4-d]pyrimidinyl, and I-3 is pyrimidinyl; each of which may be optionally and independently substituted by one or more groups selected from the group consisting of halogen, —OH, —(CH2)pNR6R7, —CN, —CH?NOH, —C(O)NR6R7, —C(O)OR6, (C1-C6) alkyl, (C1-C6) haloalkyl, (C1-C6) hydroxyalkyl, (C1-C6) alkanoyl, (C2-C6) alkenyl, (C2-C6) alkynyl, (C2-C6) hydroxyalkynyl, aryl, heteroaryl, and heterocycloalkyl, wherein said aryl, heteroaryl, and heterocycloalkyl may be optionally and independently substituted with one or more groups selected from the group consisting of —OH, halogen, —CN, —S(O)2NR6R7, —NR6S(O)2R7, —NR6R7, (C1-C6) alkyl, (C1-C6) haloalkyl, (C1-C6) hydroxyalkyl, and (C1-C6)alkoxy;
R6 and R7 may be the same or different and are each independently —H and (C1-C6) alkyl, (C1-C6) haloalkyl, (C1-C6) hydroxyalkyl, (C1-C6) aminoalkyl, (C1-C6) alkanoyl, or aryl (C1-C6) alkanoyl or, when R6 and R2 are both linked to a nitrogen atom, they may form, taken together with the nitrogen atom to which they are linked, a 4 to 6 membered heterocycle optionally containing one or more additional heteroatom or heteroatomic group selected from the group consisting of O, S, N, and NH; and
p is at each occurrence independently zero or an integer ranging from 1 to 3;
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,189,840

SUBSTITUTED TRICYCLIC HETEROCYCLIC COMPOUNDS

Bristol-Myers Squibb Comp...

1. A compound of Formula (I)or a salt thereof, wherein:X is N;
W is:
(i) —(CR3R3)1-4—;
(ii) —(CR3R3)x—Y—(CR3R3)y—; or
(iii) —Y—(CR3R3)2—Y—;
each Y is independently O, NR4, or S(O)p;
x is zero, 1, 2, or 3;
y is zero, 1, 2, or 3, provided that (x+y) is zero, 1, 2, or 3;
R1 is H, R1a, C1-6 haloalkyl, C2-6 alkenyl substituted with zero to 6 R1a, C2-6 alkynyl substituted with zero to 4 R1a, —(CRgRg)r(3-14 membered carbocyclyl substituted with zero to 3 R1a), —(CRgRg)r(aryl substituted with zero to 3 R1a), —(CRgRg)r(5-7 membered heterocyclyl substituted with zero to 3 R1a), or —(CRgRg)r(mono- or bicyclic heteroaryl substituted with zero to 3 R1a);
R2 is H, halo, —CN, —CF3, —OCF3, —NO2, C1-6 alkyl substituted with zero to 6 R1a, —(CRgRg)rORe, —(CRgRg)rNRcRc, —(CRgRg)rS(O)pRb, —(CRgRg)r(3-14 membered carbocyclyl substituted with zero to 3 R1a), —(CRgRg)r(aryl substituted with zero to 3 R1a), —(CRgRg)r(5-7 membered heterocyclyl substituted with zero to 3 R1a), or —(CRgRg)r(monocyclic heteroaryl substituted with zero to 3 R1a);
each R3 is independently H, halo, —CN, —OH, —OCF3, C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 haloalkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, —(CRgRg)rC(O)Rb, —(CRgRg)rC(O)ORb, —(CRgRg)rC(O)NRcRc, —(CRgRg)rORe, —(CRgRg)rOC(O)Rb, —(CRgRg)rOC(O)NRcRc, —(CRgRg)rOC(O)ORd, —(CRgRg)rNRcRc, —(CRgRg)rNRbC(O)Rd, —(CRgRg)rNRbC(O)ORd, —(CRgRg)rNRbC(O)NRcRc, —(CRgRg)rNRbS(O)pRd, —(CRgRg)rS(O)pRb, —(CRgRg)rS(O)pNRcRc, —(CRgRg)r(3-14 membered carbocyclyl substituted with zero to 3 R1a), —(CRgRg)r(aryl substituted with zero to 3 R1a), —(CRgRg)r(5-7 membered heterocyclyl substituted with zero to 3 R1a), or —(CRgRg)r(mono- or bicyclic heteroaryl substituted with zero to 3 R1a);
each R4 is independently H, C1-6 alkyl substituted with zero to 6 R1a, C3-7 cycloalkyl substituted with zero to 6 R1a, —C(O)Rb, —C(O)NRcRc, —C(O)ORb, —S(O)2Rb, —S(O)2NRcRc, —S(O)2ORb, —(CRgRg)r(3-14 membered carbocyclyl substituted with zero to 3 R1a), —(CRgRg)r(aryl substituted with zero to 3 R1a), —(CRgRg)r(5-7 membered heterocyclyl substituted with zero to 3 R1a), or —(CRgRg)r(monocyclic heteroaryl substituted with zero to 3 R1a);
R5 is —(CRgRg)r(3-14 membered carbocyclyl substituted with zero to 3 R1a), —(CRgRg)r(aryl substituted with zero to 3 R1a), —(CRgRg)r(5-10 membered heterocyclyl substituted with zero to 3 R1a), or —(CRgRg)r(mono- or bicyclic heteroaryl substituted with zero to 3 R1a);
R6 is H, C1-6 alkyl, or C1-6 haloalkyl;
or R5 and R6 together with the carbon atom to which they are attached form a 5- to 6-membered spirocarbocyclyl ring or a spiroheterocyclyl ring, each substituted with zero to 6 R5a;
each R5a is independently selected from H, halo, —CN, —OH, C1-3 alkyl, C1-3 fluoroalkyl, or C1-3 alkoxy; or two R5a attached to neighboring carbon atoms of the spirocarbocyclic ring or the spiroheterocyclic ring, form a benzo ring along with the carbon atoms to which they are attached, said benzo substituted with zero to 4 Rf; or two R5a attached to the same carbon atom of the spirocarbocyclic ring or the spiroheterocyclic ring, form ?O;
R8 is H, halo, —CN, C1-6 haloalkyl, or C1-3 alkoxy;
each R1a is independently F, Cl, —CN, C1-6 alkyl substituted with zero to 6 Ra, C3-6 cycloalkyl substituted with zero to 6 Ra, C1-3 alkoxy substituted with zero to 6 Ra, C1-3 haloalkoxy, heterocycloalkyl substituted with zero to 6 Ra, aryl substituted with zero to 6 Ra, mono- or bicyclic heteroaryl substituted with zero to 6 Ra, —C(O)Rb, —C(O)ORb, —C(O)NRcRc, —OC(O)Rb, —OC(O)NRcRc, —OC(O)ORd, —NRcRc, —NRbC(O)Rd, —NRbC(O)ORd, —NRbS(O)pRd, —NRbC(O)NRcRc, —NRbS(O)pNRcRc, —S(O)pRb, —S(O)pNRcRc, or —C(O)NRb(CH2)1-3NRcRc;
each Ra is independently halo, —CN, —OH, —NO2, —NH2, C1-3 alkyl, C1-3 fluoroalkyl, C2-4 alkenyl, C2-4 alkynyl, C1-3 alkoxy, C1-3 fluoroalkoxy, —C(O)OH, —C(O)(C1-3 alkyl), —C(O)O(C1-4 alkyl), —OC(O)(C1-3 alkyl), —NH(C1-3 alkyl), —N(C1-3 alkyl)2, —C(O)NH(C1-3 alkyl), —OC(O)NH(C1-3 alkyl), —NHC(O)NH(C1-3 alkyl), —C(?NH)(NH2), C3-7 carbocyclyl, aryl, 5-7 membered heterocyclyl, mono- or bicyclic heteroaryl, —O(aryl), —O(benzyl), —O(heterocyclyl), —S(C1-3 alkyl), —S(aryl), —S(heterocyclyl), —S(O)(aryl), —S(O)(heterocyclyl), S(O)2(aryl), —S(O)2(heterocyclyl), —NHS(O)2(aryl), —NHS(O)2(heterocyclyl), —NHS(O)2NH(aryl), —NHS(O)2NH(heterocyclyl), —NH(aryl) —NH(heterocyclyl), —NHC(O)(aryl), —NHC(O)(C1-3 alkyl), —NHC(O)(heterocyclyl), —OC(O)(aryl), —OC(O)(heterocyclyl), —NHC(O)NH(aryl), —NHC(O)NH(heterocyclyl), —OC(O)O(C1-3 alkyl), —OC(O)O(aryl), —OC(O)O(heterocyclyl), —OC(O)NH(aryl), —OC(O)NH(heterocyclyl), —NHC(O)O(aryl), —NHC(O)O(heterocyclyl), —NHC(O)O(C1-3 alkyl), —C(O)NH(aryl), —C(O)NH(heterocyclyl), —C(O)O(aryl), —C(O)O(heterocyclyl), —N(C1-3 alkyl)S(O)2(aryl), —N(C1-3 alkyl)S(O)2(heterocyclyl), —N(C1-3 alkyl)S(O)2NH(aryl), —N(C1-3 alkyl)S(O)2NH(heterocyclyl), —N(C1-3 alkyl)(aryl), —N(C1-3 alkyl)(heterocyclyl), —N(C1-3 alkyl)C(O)(aryl), —N(C1-3 alkyl)C(O)(heterocyclyl), —N(C1-3 alkyl)C(O)NH(aryl), —(CH2)0-3C(O)NH(heterocyclyl), —OC(O)N(C1-3 alkyl)(aryl), —OC(O)N(C1-3 alkyl)(heterocyclyl), —N(C1-3 alkyl)C(O)O(aryl), —N(C1-3 alkyl)C(O)O(heterocyclyl), —C(O)N(C1-3 alkyl)(aryl), —C(O)N(C1-3 alkyl)(heterocyclyl), —NHS(O)2N(C1-3 alkyl)(aryl), —NHS(O)2N(C1-3 alkyl)(heterocyclyl), —NHP(O)2N(C1-3 alkyl)(aryl), —NHC(O)N(C1-3 alkyl)(aryl), —NHC(O)N(C1-3 alkyl)(heterocyclyl), —N(C1-3 alkyl)S(O)2N(C1-3 alkyl)(aryl), —N(C1-3 alkyl)S(O)2N(C1-3 alkyl)(heterocyclyl), —N(C1-3 alkyl)C(O)N(C1-3 alkyl)(aryl), —N(C1-3 alkyl)C(O)N(C1-3 alkyl)(heterocyclyl), or —Si(C1-3 alkyl)3;
each Rb is independently H, C1-6 alkyl substituted with zero to 6 Rf, C3-7 cycloalkyl substituted with zero to 6 Rf, heterocycloalkyl substituted with zero to 6 Rf, aryl substituted with zero to 3 Rf, or mono- or bicyclic heteroaryl substituted with zero to 3 Rf;
each Rc is independently H, C1-6 alkyl substituted with zero to 6 Rf, C3-7 cycloalkyl substituted with zero to 6 Rf, heterocycloalkyl substituted with zero to 6 Rf, aryl substituted with zero to 3 Rf, or mono- or bicyclic heteroaryl substituted with zero to 3 Rf; or when attached to the same nitrogen, two Rc along with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached form 4-8 membered heterocyclic ring optionally substituted with Rg;
each Rd is independently H, C1-6 alkyl substituted with zero to 6 Rf, C3-7 cycloalkyl substituted with zero to 6 Rf, heterocycloalkyl substituted with zero to 6 Rf, aryl substituted with zero to 3 Rf, or mono- or bicyclic heteroaryl substituted with zero to 3 Rf;
each Re is independently H, C1-6 alkyl substituted with zero to 6 Rf, C1-3 haloalkyl, C3-7 cycloalkyl substituted with zero to 6 Rf, heterocycloalkyl substituted with zero to 6 Rf, aryl substituted with zero to 3 Rf, or mono- or bicyclic heteroaryl substituted with zero to 3 Rf;
each Rf is independently H, halo, —OH, —CN, C1-6 alkyl substituted with zero to 6 Ra, C1-3 alkoxy, C3-7 cycloalkyl substituted with zero to 6 Ra, heterocycloalkyl substituted with zero to 6 Ra, aryl substituted with zero to 3 Ra, or mono- or bicyclic heteroaryl substituted with zero to 3 Ra;
each Rg is independently H, F, —OH, —CN, C1-3 alkyl, —CF3, or phenyl;
each p is independently zero, 1, or 2; and
each r is independently zero, 1, 2, 3, or 4.

US Pat. No. 10,189,814

ARYLMETHOXY ISOINDOLINE DERIVATIVES AND COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING AND METHODS OF USING THE SAME

Celgene Corporation, Sum...

1. A method for treating or managing a disease or disorder for therapeutic benefit comprising administering to a patient a therapeutically effective amount of a compound of formula (IV):
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, solvate or stereoisomer thereof, wherein:
X is NR11 or NR12 when only one of R11 and R12 is attached to X, or X is CR11R12 when both R11 and R12 are attached to X;
Y is CH2 or C?O;
R11 and R12 are each independently hydrogen, —(C1-C6)alkyl, —(C1-C6)alkyl-(C3-C6)cycloalkyl, —(C1-C6)alkoxy, —(C6-C10)aryl, —CO(C1-C6)alkyl, —CO(C3-C6)cycloalkyl, —CO(C6-C10)aryl, —COO(C1-C6)alkyl, halogen, hydroxyl, oxo, 3 to 10 membered heterocycle, 6 to 10 membered heteroaryl, —NHCO(C1-C6)alkyl, —(CH2)n-phenyl, —SO2(C1-C6)alkyl, —SO2(C3-C6)cycloalkyl, —SO2(C6-C10)aryl or —NR14R15, wherein the alkyl, aryl or heteroaryl portion of each of the groups may be optionally substituted with one or more halogen, hydroxyl or —(C1-C6)alkoxy;
R13 is hydrogen or —(C1-C6)alkyl;
R14 and R15 are each independently hydrogen or —(C1-C6)alkyl; and
n is 0, 1, 2 or 3; and
wherein the disease or disorder is cancer, a disorder associated with angiogenesis, pain, macular degeneration, a skin disease, a parasitic disease, CNS injury, atherosclerosis, dysfunctional sleep, an infectious disease, or hemoglobinopathy.

US Pat. No. 10,189,787

INHIBITORS OF HISTONE DEMETHYLASES

Gilead Sciences, Inc., F...

1. A compound of Formula (I)whereinA is —CH2C(O)—;
Y is —NR6R7; p1 R1 is —H;
Z is selected from a single bond, C1-4 alkylene, heterocyclylene and C3-6 cycloalkylene;
each R4 is independently selected from C1-6 alkyl, C1-4 fluoroalkyl, C1-4 hydroxyalkyl, C1-4 alkoxy, C3-10 cycloalkyl, —N(R10)2, carbamoyl, and —OH;
each R5 is independently selected from C1-6 alkyl, C1-4 fluoroalkyl, C1-4 hydroxyalkyl, C1-4 alkoxy, C3-6 cycloalkyl, —CN, —F, —Cl, —Br, carbamoyl and —OH;
each of R6 and R7 is independently selected from —H, C1-8 alkyl, C1-4 fluoroalkyl, C1-4 hydroxyalkyl, C2-8 alkenyl, C2-8 alkynyl, C3-10 cycloalkyl, —Z-heterocyclyl, —Z-heteroaryl and —Z-aryl, wherein alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, cycloalkyl, heterocyclyl, heteroaryl and aryl may optionally be substituted with one or more independently selected R8;
each R8 is independently selected from C1-6 alkyl, C1-4 fluoroalkyl, C1-4 hydroxyalkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, C3-10 cycloalkyl, —Z-heterocyclyl, —Z-heteroaryl, —Z-aryl, —Z—NR10R11, —Z—C(?O)—NR10R11, —Z—OR9, halogen, —CN, —Z—SR9, —Z—SOR9, —Z—SO2R9 and —Z—COOR9, wherein alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, cycloalkyl, heterocyclyl, heteroaryl and aryl may optionally be substituted with one or more selected from C1-4 alkyl, C1-4 fluoroalkyl, C1-4 hydroxyalkyl, C3-6 cycloalkyl, —Z-heterocyclyl, —Z-heteroaryl, —Z-aryl, —Z—NR10R11,—Z—C(?O)—NR10R11,—Z—OR9, halogen, —CN, —Z—SR9, —Z—SOR9, —Z—SO2R9 and —Z—COOR9; wherein any heterocyclyl may be further substituted with one or more R4 as defined above, and wherein any heteroaryl and any aryl may be further substituted with one or more R5 as defined above;
each R9 is independently selected from —H, C1-8 alkyl, C1-4 fluoroalkyl, C1-4 hydroxyalkyl, C2-8 alkenyl, C2-8 alkynyl, C3-10 cycloalkyl, —Z-heterocyclyl, —Z-aryl, and —Z— heteroaryl, wherein any heterocyclyl may be substituted with one or more R4 as defined above, and wherein any heteroaryl and any aryl may be substituted with one or more R5 as defined above; and
each of R10 and R11 is independently selected from —H, C1-6 alkyl, C1-4 fluoroalkyl, C1-4 hydroxyalkyl, C2-8 alkenyl, C2-8 alkynyl, C3-10 cycloalkyl, heterocyclyl, heteroaryl, and aryl, wherein any heterocyclyl may be substituted with one or more R4 as defined above, and wherein any heteroaryl and any aryl may be substituted with one or more R5 as defined above;
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,189,786

ANTIBACTERIAL COMPOUNDS

DUKE UNIVERSITY, Durham,...

1. A compound of the formula:
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein
X1 represents —CH2—, —(CH2)2—, —(CH2)3—, —CH?CH—, —CH?CHCH2—, —CH2CH?CH—, —C(O)NH—, or —C(O)NH—CH2—;
X2 represents CH2 or NR13;
Y1 represents phenyl optionally substituted with R14, or thiophenyl optionally substituted with R14;
Z1 represents phenyl optionally substituted with R15, or thiophenyl optionally substituted with R15;
R12 is hydrogen, C1-C6 alkyl optionally substituted with R16, or thiophenyl optionally substituted with R16;
and

 moiety is of formula:

wherein
R13 is hydrogen or C1-C6 alkyl;
each R14 is independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, —NO2, —CN, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 haloalkyl, —NH2, —NH(C1-C6 alkyl), —N(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —OH, C1-C6 alkoxy, and C1-C6 haloalkoxy;
each R15 is independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, —NO2, —CN, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 haloalkyl, —NH2, —NH(C1-C6 alkyl), —N(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —OH, C1-C6 alkoxy, and C1-C6 haloalkoxy;
each R16 is independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, —NO2, —CN, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 haloalkyl, —NH2, —NH(C1-C6 alkyl), —N(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —OH, C1-C6 alkoxy, C1-C6 haloalkoxy, aryl, aryl(C1-C6 alkyl), heteroaryl, heteroaryl(C1-C6 alkyl), heterocyclyl, and heterocyclyl(C1-C6 alkyl), wherein each alkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, or heterocyclyl moiety is optionally substituted with one or more R11;
R18 is independently selected from the group consisting of —CONH2, —CON(C1-C6 alkyl), —CON(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —CONH—OH, —CONH—NH2, —CO2H, and —CO2(C1-C6 alkyl);
R19 is hydrogen or C1-C6 alkyl;
R27 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, halogen, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 haloalkyl, —NH2, —NH(C1-C6 alkyl), —N(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —OH, C1-C6 alkoxy, C1-C6 haloalkoxy, —SH, —S(C1-C6 alkyl), hydroxy(C1-C6 alkyl), alkoxy(C1-C6 alkyl), amino(C1-C6 alkyl), —NHCO(C1-C6 alkyl), —NHCONH2, —NHCONH(C1-C6 alkyl), —OCO(C1-C6 alkyl), and —NHCO(C1-C6 alkoxy);
R28 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, halogen, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 haloalkyl, —NH2, —NH(C1-C6 alkyl), —N(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —OH, C1-C6 alkoxy, C1-C6 haloalkoxy, —SH, —S(C1-C6 alkyl), hydroxy(C1-C6 alkyl), alkoxy(C1-C6 alkyl), and amino(C1-C6 alkyl);
R29 is C1-C6 alkyl or C1-C6 haloalkyl; and
each R11 is independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, —NO2,—CN, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 haloalkyl, —NH2, —NH(C1-C6 alkyl), —N(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —OH, C1-C6 alkoxy, and C1-C6 haloalkoxy.

US Pat. No. 10,189,783

POLYFUNCTIONAL COMPOUNDS

DSM IP ASSETS B.V., Heer...

1. An imide compound according to any one of formulas Ia, Ib, Ic, Id or Ie:
wherein R1 is H, methyl, hydroxymethyl, 1-hydroxyethyl, isopropyl, sec-butyl, 2-methyl-propyl, 2(methylthio)ethyl, benzyl, tolyl, parahydroxytolyl, or an organic fragment of an amino acid selected from the group consisting of arginine, histidine, lysine, aspartic acid, glutamic acid, serine, threonine, asparagine, glutamine, cysteine, selenocysteine, glycine, proline, alanine, valine, isoleucine, methionine, phenylalanine, tyrosine and tryptophan;
both R2 and R5 are a COOH group or one of R2 and R5 is a COOH group while another of R2 and R5 is H, methyl or an ethyl group;
R3 and R4 are independently H or a C1-C20 hydrocarbon group;
R6 is H or a methyl group; and
R7 and R8 are independently H, methyl or ethyl.

US Pat. No. 10,189,780

BICYCLIC ALKYL COMPOUNDS AND SYNTHESIS

1. A compound having the structure of Formula (I):
wherein:
R1 is N3, SCN, NO, —C(?NOR2)(CN), or —CH(?NOR2), and
R2 is (C1 to C10) alkoxy, substituted or unsubstituted (C1 to C30) alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted aryl, substituted or unsubstituted alkenyl, substituted or unsubstituted alkynyl, substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkenyl, substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkynyl, substituted or unsubstituted heterocycle, substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryl, substituted or unsubstituted aryl(alkyl), substituted or unsubstituted alkyl(aryl), or substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryl(alkyl).

US Pat. No. 10,189,777

BENZENESULFONAMIDO AND RELATED COMPOUNDS FOR USE AS AGONISTS OF ROR? AND THE TREATMENT OF DISEASE

Lycera Corporation, Ann ...

1. A compound represented by Formula I:
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof; wherein:
A is phenylene, 5-6 membered heteroarylene, or C3-6 heterocycloalkylene;
R1 represents independently for each occurrence halogen, C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 haloalkyl, or C3-6 cycloalkyl;
R2 is C1-6 alkyl optionally substituted with 1, 2, or 3 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, hydroxyl, and C1-6 alkoxy;
R3 is C1-6 haloalkyl;
R4 represents independently for each occurrence hydrogen, C1-6 alkyl, or C3-6 cycloalkyl;
X is one of the following:
(i) —O-aralkyl, —O-heteroaralkyl, —O-phenyl, —O-heteroaryl, —O-(partially unsaturated bicyclic carbocyclyl), —O—(C1-6 alkylene)—(C3-6 cycloalkyl), —O—(C3-6 cycloalkyl), —N(R4)-aralkyl, —N(R4)-phenyl, —N(R4)-(partially unsaturated bicyclic carbocyclyl), or —N(R4)—(C 1-6 alkylene)—(C3-6 cycloalkyl), each of which is optionally substituted with 1, 2, or 3 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, C1-6 haloalkyl, C1-6 alkyl, C3-6 cycloalkyl, C1-6 alkoxy, C1-6 haloalkoxy, hydroxyl, and cyano;
(ii) —(C2-6 alkenylene)-phenyl, —(C2-6 alkenylene)-heteroaryl, —(C1-6 alkylene)-phenyl, —(C1-6 alkylene)-heteroaryl, —(C1-6 alkylene)-(partially unsaturated bicyclic heterocyclyl), —(C1-6 alkylene)-(partially unsaturated bicyclic oxo-heterocyclyl), -(5-6 membered heterocycloalkylene)-phenyl, or —(C3-6 cycloalkylene)-phenyl, each of which is optionally substituted with 1, 2, or 3 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, C1-6 haloalkyl, C1-6 alkyl, C3-6 cycloalkyl, C1-6 alkoxy, C1-6 haloalkoxy, hydroxyl, and cyano; or
(iii) —(C1-6 alkylene)-Z1 or —(C2-6 alkenylene)-Z1, wherein Z1 is —O-aralkyl, —O-heteroaralkyl, —O-phenyl, —O-heteroaryl, —O-(partially unsaturated bicyclic carbocyclyl), —O—(C1-6 alkylene)—(C3-6 cycloalkyl), —O—(C3-6 cycloalkyl), —N(R4)-aralkyl, —N(R4)-phenyl, —N(R4)-(partially unsaturated bicyclic carbocyclyl), —N(R4)—(C1-6 alkylene)—(C3-6 cycloalkyl), or —N(R4)—(C3-6 cycloalkyl), each of which is optionally substituted with 1, 2, or 3 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, C1-6 haloalkyl, C1-6 alkyl, C3-6 cycloalkyl, C1-6 alkoxy, C1-6 haloalkoxy, hydroxyl, and cyano;
m is 0, 1, or 2; and
n is 1, 2, or 3.

US Pat. No. 10,189,776

STEREOSELECTIVE PROCESS

Boehringer Ingelheim Inte...

1. A method for the preparation of a compound of formula (IV),
wherein
R1a is NC—;
R1b is H, CH3S—, Br, CH3SO2—;
A is NC—;
B is CH3;
or A and B together with the carbon atoms to which they are attached form a ring selected from the group consisting of cyclopentenone, cyclohexenone and furanone;
R2 is F3C—;
R4 is

characterised in that the method comprises step (C), where step (C) is the stereoselective reaction of a compound of formula (I)

with a compound of formula (III)

wherein A, B, R1a, R1b, R2 and R4 have the meanings as defined above;
in the presence of an organo-catalyst of formula (X)

wherein
R3 is selected from the group consisting of

US Pat. No. 10,189,773

IN-VIVO GELLING PHARMACEUTICAL PRE-FORMULATION

MEDICUS BIOSCIENCES, LLC,...

1. An in vivo gelling pharmaceutical pre-formulation, comprising:(a) at least one multifunctional nucleophilic monomer comprising a polyol core, wherein the polyol core is selected from the group consisting of:
andwherein R is:

wherein n is 10-200 and the molecular weight of the nucleophilic monomer is between about 2,000 to about 40,000;
(b) at least one water soluble second compound comprising more than one electrophilic group selected from an epoxide, N-succinimidyl succinate, N-succinimidyl glutarate, N-succinimidyl succinamide or N-succinimidyl glutaramide, wherein the second compound comprising the core of one electrophilic group is a pentaerythritol, and wherein the second compound further comprises one or more polyethylene glycol sections; and
(c) an aqueous buffer in the pH range of 5.0 to 9.0;wherein mixing a mixture comprising the at least one multifunctional nucleophilic monomer and the at least one water soluble second compound in the aqueous buffer and delivering the mixture to a target site in the human body generates the in vivo gelling pharmaceutical pre-formulation such that the in vivo gelling pharmaceutical pre-formulation at least in part polymerizes and gels at the target site to form a biocompatible hydrogel polymer, and wherein the in vivo gelling pharmaceutical pre-formulation does not contain blood or protein.

US Pat. No. 10,189,771

ACRYLIC ADHESIVE COMPOSITION FROM PROTECTED PHOTOCROSSLINKING AGENTS

3M Innovative Properties ...

1. A protected photocrosslinker of the formula:
wherein
R1 is H or CH3;
each of X1 and X2 is —O— or —NR1—;
R2 is a divalent (hetero)hydrocarbyl group;
subscript a is 0 or 1;
Prot is a carbonyl protecting group;
R3 is selected from:

wherein each R4 is H or a C1 to C6 alkyl group, R5 is independently a hydroxyl group, a phenyl group, a C1 to C6 alkyl group, or a C1 to C6 alkoxy group.

US Pat. No. 10,189,763

REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSION

RES USA, LLC, Westminste...

1. A method of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emission comprising: introducing one or more gaseous carbonaceous feed streams into a reformer to generate synthesis gas, wherein said reformer comprises hydrogen membrane tubes, manifolded and supported from the top of the reformer above the fluidized bed; uses no process steam and requires no oxygen; and converting synthesis gas to dimethyl ether (DME).

US Pat. No. 10,189,761

METHOD FOR POLYOL SYNTHESIS FROM TRIACYLGLYCERIDE OILS

1. A method for the preparation of polyols from an unsaturated triacylglycerol (TAG) oil comprising the steps of:(a) fully or partially epoxidizing the unsaturated TAG oil to obtain an epoxidized TAG oil;
(b) transesterifying the epoxidized TAG oil using a diol and/or triol in the presence of a catalyst and a solvent, to produce a hydroxyalkyl esters of fatty acid epoxides; and
(c) hydroxylating the transesterification product using a diol and/or triol and a catalyst to obtain a polyol.

US Pat. No. 10,189,755

OLIGOMERIZATION OF ETHENE IN SUPERCRITICAL MODE

Evonik Degussa GmbH, Ess...

1. A process for oligomerizing ethene, comprising:(I) an oligomerization operation, in which a mixture comprising ethene and an inert medium contacts a solid catalyst, wherein the proportion by weight of the inert medium in the mixture is greater than the proportion by weight of ethene in the mixture, wherein the inert medium is a C3-C7 alkane or a C3-C7 cycloalkane, wherein the pressure and temperature of the mixture are chosen with respect to the proportion by weight of ethene in the mixture such that the ethene and the inert medium are in the supercritical state, and wherein the ethene and the inert medium each contact the solid catalyst in the supercritical state; and
(II) a regeneration operation, in which the solid catalyst in the absence of ethene, hydrogen, and oxygen is purged with a liquid purge medium, wherein:
a) operation is interchanged over time between the oligomerization operation and the regeneration operation, in such a way that a time-limited oligomerization operation is followed by a time-limited regeneration operation, and the latter in turn is followed by a time-limited oligomerization operation;
b) the solid catalyst is always at the same location during both the oligomerization operation and the regeneration operation;
c) the location of the solid catalyst is supplied with positive or negative thermal energy in order to impose a set temperature thereon during both the oligomerization operation and the regeneration operation;
d) the set temperature in the regeneration operation is lower than the set temperature in the oligomerization operation; and
e) the pressure at the location of the solid catalyst is lower in the regeneration operation than in the oligomerization operation.

US Pat. No. 10,189,754

BUTADIENE PRODUCTION SYSTEM AND BUTADIENE PRODUCTION METHOD

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

1. A butadiene production system, comprising:a gas preparation device that heats raw materials to prepare a mixed gas comprising hydrogen and carbon monoxide;
an ethanol production device that is provided downstream of the gas preparation device and brings the mixed gas into contact with a catalyst (X) to obtain ethanol;
a butadiene production device that is provided downstream of the ethanol production device and brings the ethanol into contact with a catalyst (Y) different from the catalyst (X) to obtain butadiene; and
a return means for returning hydrogen, which is produced as a by-product in the butadiene production device, to the ethanol production device.

US Pat. No. 10,189,747

REFRACTORY METAL SILICIDE NANOPARTICLE CERAMICS

The United States of Amer...

1. A composition comprising:nanoparticles comprising a refractory-metal silicide; and
a carbonaceous matrix;
wherein the carbonaceous matrix comprises graphitic carbon or amorphous carbon;
wherein the composition is not in the form of a powder.

US Pat. No. 10,189,743

ENHANCED STRENGTHENING OF GLASS

APPLE INC., Cupertino, C...

1. A method for strengthening a piece of glass, said method comprising:enhancing the piece of glass by placing the piece of glass in a first sodium solution for a first period of time to migrate sodium ions into the piece of glass; and
following the enhancing, chemically strengthening the piece of glass by placing the piece of glass in a potassium solution for a second period of time to exchange potassium ions for sodium ions in the piece of glass, the first period of time being less than the second period of time;
following the chemically strengthening, back exchanging the piece of glass by placing the piece of glass in a second sodium solution for a third period of time to back exchange sodium ions for potassium ions to move a compressive maximum inward approximately 70 microns from an outer edge of the piece of glass; and
following the back exchanging, post-processing the piece of glass by polishing the piece of glass, wherein:
the piece of glass is a cover glass for a portable electronic device; and
the piece of glass has a thickness of less than 1.0 mm.

US Pat. No. 10,189,741

HIGH STRENGTH GLASS-CERAMICS HAVING PETALITE AND LITHIUM SILICATE STRUCTURES

CORNING INCORPORATED, Co...

19. A glass-ceramic article comprising:Li2O;
SiO2;
Al2O3; and
grains having, as measured by a scanning electron microscope, a longest dimension of 100 nm or less as measured and an aspect ratio of 2 or greater,
wherein the article is transparent and has a transmittance of at least 85% for light in a wavelength range from 400 nm to 1,000 nm at a thickness of 1 mm.

US Pat. No. 10,189,734

FLOATING METHANATION SYSTEM

1. An apparatus for treatment and transformation of municipal wastewater sludge or other organic putrescible matter into biogas and liquid fertilizer by anaerobic digestion, said apparatus comprising a plurality of floating bioreactors consecutively arranged in series; wherein a first bioreactor initially processes wastewater sludge or other organic putrescible matter also wherein to remove sand, gravel or crushed glass; a series of middle bioreactors which process and digest the wastewater sludge or putrescible matter and a final bioreactor wherein the sludge or matter is further digested; wherein the final bioreactor includes means for measuring and monitoring the end of biogas production; said apparatus further comprising a heat exchanger for heating the sludge or matter for the destruction of harmful bacteria and pathogens; wherein each bioreactor comprising a longitudinal body to digest and provide methanation reaction of said sludge or matter within the bioreactor; each of said bioreactors further comprising a longitudinal inlet end, an inlet spout, located at a middle point of said longitudinal inlet end, connected to an inlet conduit by an inlet elbow, for purpose of receiving the matter into the bioreactor; said bioreactors further comprising a longitudinal outlet end, an outlet spout located at a middle point of said longitudinal outlet end, connected to an outlet conduit by an exhaust elbow for the purpose of exiting the matter from one bioreactor to the next bioreactor and from the last bioreactor at the end of the process, wherein pressure is created by retaining the biogas produced and wherein said floating bioreactors are almost totally immersed in warm water in a thermally insulated basin to maintain predetermined temperature for digestion and methanation conditions; wherein said bioreactors revolve on themselves by air ejected from a conduit disposed underneath said bioreactors, wherein said air is pumped into said conduits by air diaphragm pumps activated by the pressurized biogas; said air lodging in rotation buckets aligned as circular saw teeth outside the longitudinal body of the bioreactor, said air provoking a rotating action, mixing the contents; each of said bioreactors include mixing buckets aligned inside the body of the bioreactor; each of said bioreactors further comprise flotation rings located at the inlet and outlet of the bioreactor for counterbalancing the weight of the bioreactors and to provide buoyancy to the bioreactors so that the bioreactors remain horizontally disposed while floating; said apparatus further comprising a primary inlet pump, which is a dual hydraulic command diaphragm pump having a dual purpose, first to initiate and supply initial matter to be processed, and secondly, to drive said matter through the heat exchanger and squeeze the pressure created by heat against a first swivelling valve exhaust pump, said first swivelling valve exhaust pump working in combination with a last swivelling valve exhaust pump, both being two-diaphragm pumps having two functions: first to retain, control, and release the flow and pressure by transferring power hydraulically to the primary inlet pump, while the second function in which they differ, is that the first swivelling valve exhaust pump creates a vise action from the high pressure created from heating matter in the heat exchanger situated between said primary inlet pump and said first swivelling valve exhaust pump while the last swivelling valve exhaust pump retains the working pressure of the entire apparatus and transfers said pressure to the primary inlet pump from a closed-center hydraulic circuit that increases said pressure by the action of gas hydraulic pumps from each bioreactor, said closed-center hydraulic circuit comprising a shut-off valve that commands the last swivelling valve exhaust pump to operate and let consumed matter to escape when production of biogas is over, and a shut-off valve that commands the primary inlet pump to operate when new material is needed; said apparatus further comprising biogas pipes for the capture of biogas from the inside top portion of each bioreactor; wherein each of said bioreactors include a pressure relief valve to control the pressure in each bioreactor; said apparatus further including a plurality of hoses and conduits for the purpose of transporting fluids out of the bioreactor for the removal of fertilizers, juices and salts.

US Pat. No. 10,189,729

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PREVENTING MOLD GROWTH IN THE RESERVOIR OF A FOOD WASTE RECYCLING APPLIANCE

Whirlpool Corporation, B...

1. A food waste recycling appliance comprising:a housing defining an interior;
a recycling chamber located within the interior and configured to receive organic material for recycling;
a reducing mechanism provided within the recycling chamber and configured to mix the organic material with air;
a container configured to receive the recycled organic material from the recycling chamber;
a condensate reservoir located within the interior of the housing and fluidly coupled to the recycling chamber; and
a plurality of biocidal agents disposed in the condensate reservoir, each of the plurality of biocidal agents having a plurality of filaments intertwined with each other to form a matrix in three dimensions, wherein each of the plurality of filaments comprises a surface of exposed copper.

US Pat. No. 10,189,728

FLUID PURIFICATION METHODS, DEVICES, AND SYSTEMS

NxStage Medical, Inc., L...

1. A method of purifying water, comprising:flowing water from a source along a flow path defined by automatic valves through a plurality of electronic deionization cells in a series, each of the cells having an inlet that receives input water and an outlet that outputs filtered water when flow through the cell is in a forward direction, a first cell encountered by the water in the series having a lowest rank in the series, the rank increasing along the series, and a last cell encountered by the water in the series having a highest rank in the series; and
periodically changing a configuration of the flow path by controlling the automatic valves by a controller, wherein
a first portion of the water that has passed through all cells except the cell having the highest rank is collected as purified water,
a second portion of said water that has passed through all cells except the cell having the highest rank flows through the cell having the highest rank in a reverse direction, opposite of the forward direction, to regenerate said cell having the highest rank, and
said periodically changing the configuration of the flow path includes
switching the automatic valves such that in a changed flow path configuration the cell having the lowest rank becomes the cell having the highest rank that receives water in the reverse direction and a rank of each other cell decrements to a next lower rank, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,189,727

FLUID PURIFICATION METHODS, DEVICES, AND SYSTEMS

NxStage Medical, Inc., L...

1. A water purification system, comprising:a plurality of cells, each cell of the plurality of cells including a water purification element;
a valving network including valves and fluid conduits fluidly interconnecting said plurality of cells; and
a controller connected to the valving network to permit the controller to operate said valves,
wherein the valving network further includes
a source water inlet,
a drain outlet, and
a product water outlet,
wherein the valving network is configurable by the controller, by operation of the valves, to form selected interconnections between and among selected ones of the cells to define a flow channel from a selected one of
the source water inlet,
the drain outlet, and
the product water outlet,
through said selected ones of said cells, to a selected other of said selected one of
the source water inlet,
the drain outlet, and
the product water outlet,
wherein the controller is configured to, during a first time period, open and close valves of the valving network
to define a first continuous flow channel from the source water inlet, through a first filtering group of two or more of the cells in series to the product water outlet, and
to define a second continuous flow channel from the product water outlet through a first regenerating group of one or more of the cells to the drain outlet, whereby the first filtering group filters water to produce product water while the first regenerating group is regenerated by a portion of the product water flowing through the one or more of the cells of the first regenerating group in a reversed flow direction,
wherein the controller is further configured to, during a second time period, open and close the valves of the valving network
to define a third continuous flow channel from the source water inlet through a second filtering group of two or more of the cells in series to the product water outlet, and
to define a fourth continuous flow channel from the product water outlet through a second regenerating group of one or more of the cells to the drain outlet, whereby the second filtering group filters water to produce the product water while the second regenerating group of one or more of the cells is regenerated by a portion of the product water flowing through the one or more of the cells of the second regenerating group in the reversed flow direction,
wherein the first and second time periods are at different times, the second filtering group of two or more of the cells is different from the first filtering group of two or more of the cells, and the second regenerating group of one or more of the cells is different from the first regenerating group of one or more of the cells,
wherein a first cell of the first filtering group receives water directly from the source water inlet and a second cell of the first filtering group receives water directly from the first cell,
wherein the first cell of the first filtering group is included in the second regenerating group of one or more of the cells and the second cell of the first filtering group receives water directly from the source water inlet during the second time period, and
the cells are electronic deionization cells.

US Pat. No. 10,189,726

ELECTROCHEMICAL DESALINATION FOR OIL RECOVERY

Evoqua Water Technologies...

1. A method for improved oil recovery, comprising:introducing seawater to an electrically-driven separation system comprising a first electrodialysis apparatus including monovalent selective membranes and a second electrodialysis apparatus including divalent selective membranes;
measuring at least one parameter of the seawater selected from the group consisting of composition, total dissolved solids concentration, sulfate concentration, and hardness, at an inlet of the electrically-driven separation system;
selectively passing a first portion of the seawater through the first electrodialysis apparatus and a second portion of the seawater through the second electrodialysis apparatus for treatment based on the measured parameter to produce first and second product streams, respectively, such that the first product stream has a greater concentration of hardness than the second product stream;
blending the first and second product streams to produce treated water including less than about 200 mg/l of sulfate, having a total dissolved solids (TDS) content in the range of about 1000 mg/l to about 5000 mg/l, and having a hardness level in the range of about 100 ppm to about 1000 ppm without blending or remineralizing the treated water with a source of hardness; and
flooding at least a portion of an oil reservoir with the treated water.

US Pat. No. 10,189,725

METHODS OF SEPARATING IMPURITIES FROM INDUSTRIAL MINERALS USING ELECTROCOAGULATION

1. A method of purifying an industrial mineral composition, the method comprising:obtaining or providing an aqueous slurry comprising a mineral composition, the mineral composition comprising one or more industrial minerals and one or more impurities, the one or more industrial minerals comprising at least one of akaogiite alunite, anatase, asbestos, barite, bentonite, borate, brookite, calcium carbonate, carbonatite, chromite, corundum, diamond, diatomite, feldspar, nepheline, syenite, fluorspar, fuller's earth, garnet, gem minerals, granite, graphite, gypsum, kaolin, kyanite, sillimanite, andalusite, limestone, dolomite, marble, mica, olivine, perlite, phosphate, potash-potassium minerals, pumice, quartz, rutile, salt, slate, silica, tripoli, trona, sodium sulfate, nahcolite, mirabilite, staurolite, sulfur, talc, vermiculite, wollastonite, and zeolite:
subjecting the aqueous slurry to an electrical current to form at least one coagulation comprising the one or more impurities; and
separating at least one of the coagulations from the one or more minerals to provide a purified mineral composition.

US Pat. No. 10,189,723

MULTI-MEDIA STRATIFIED FILTRATION

SIEMENS ENERGY, INC., Or...

1. A system for treating a feed stream comprising hydrocarbons and an aqueous-based liquid, the system comprising:a vessel comprising a feed stream inlet fluidly connected with the feed stream and a treated stream outlet fluidly connected with a treated stream; and
a filter bed positioned within the vessel and comprising a first layer of filter media disposed on a second layer of filter media,
wherein at least the first layer comprises a plurality of composite media particles, each of the plurality of composite media particles comprising a mixture of a cellulose-based material and a polymer, and
wherein the filter media of the first layer comprises a lower density than that of the second layer.

US Pat. No. 10,189,722

PRESSURIZED GAS LIFTING AND GAS REJUVENATION

1. A method comprising:providing a vessel having
an inlet for receiving pressurizing gas,
an inlet for receiving wastewater to be accumulated in the vessel, and
an exit port having an intake opening within the vessel, where wastewater and the pressurizing gas may flow from the intake opening within the vessel and into a wastewater infiltration system;
flowing wastewater into the vessel, the wastewater accumulating in the vessel;
flowing pressurizing gas into the vessel above a top surface of the accumulating wastewater in the vessel, the pressurizing gas developing a pressure above wastewater in the vessel; and
flowing a dose of wastewater upwards from the intake opening and then flowing a dose of the gas upwards from the intake opening and out of the exit port of the vessel, the dose of the gas flowing out of the exit port after the dose of wastewater, and the wastewater and the gas each flowing towards the wastewater infiltration system,
wherein pressurized gas flowing from the inlet into the vessel does not flow out of the exit port when the level of wastewater flowing into the vessel is above the intake opening.

US Pat. No. 10,189,718

METHODS FOR CHARGE-TITRATING PARTICLE ASSEMBLY, AND STRUCTURES PRODUCED THEREFROM

HRL Laboratories, LLC, M...

1. A method of assembling a plurality of particles into a particle array, said method comprising:dispersing a plurality of first particles in a volume of liquid solution, wherein said first particles are characterized by an average zeta potential, and wherein said liquid solution is characterized by a starting pH;
introducing to said liquid solution before, during, or after said first particles are dispersed in said liquid solution, a triggerable pH-control substance capable of generating an acid or a base when triggered; and
triggering said pH-control substance to generate an acid or a base within said volume of liquid solution, thereby adjusting solution pH from said starting pH to a titrated pH, wherein said average zeta potential is closer to zero at said titrated pH compared to said starting pH, causing said first particles to assemble into a particle array.

US Pat. No. 10,189,717

SYNTHESIS OF ALUMINOSILICATE ZEOLITE SSZ-26 VIA INTERZEOLITE TRANSFORMATION


US Pat. No. 10,189,715

ULTRAHARD STISHOVITE NANOPARTICLES AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURE

Lehigh University, Bethl...

1. A method of preparing nanosized single crystals (nanocrystals) of stishovite silica, the method consisting of:heating a cubic mesoporous silica starting material under a pressure ranging from 10 GPa to 20 GPa to a temperature ranging from 300° C. to 400° C.; and
cooling the material to room temperature;thereby preparing nanocrystals of stishovite silica having an average particle size of between 200 nm and 800 nm.

US Pat. No. 10,189,712

OXIDATION OF POROUS, CARBON-CONTAINING MATERIALS USING FUEL AND OXIDIZING AGENT

International Business Ma...

18. A method comprising:passing a first pressurized air stream through a fuel source to saturate the first pressurized air stream with fuel vapor and form a saturated air stream;
combining the saturated air stream with a second pressurized air stream to form a third pressurized air stream;
exposing a microporous, carbon-containing material to the third pressurized air stream and an oxidizing agent to allow the microporous, carbon-containing material to adsorb at least some of the fuel vapor; and
while continuing to expose the microporous, carbon-containing material to the third pressurized air stream and the oxidizing agent, heating the microporous, carbon-containing material to a temperature at which combustion of the fuel vapor occurs to combust the adsorbed fuel vapor to seal pores of the microporous, carbon-containing material adjacent to its surface.

US Pat. No. 10,189,708

RUTHENIUM ON CHITOSAN (CHRU): CONCERTED CATALYSIS FOR WATER SPLITTING AND REDUCTION

The United States of Amer...

1. A process for generating hydrogen and oxygen from water, the process comprising preparing a ruthenium on chitosan catalyst, bringing the catalyst into contact with an aqueous mixture under basic conditions, and applying microwave energy to the aqueous mixture to produce hydrogen and oxygen.

US Pat. No. 10,189,707

EMBEDDED STRUCTURES FOR HIGH GLASS STRENGTH AND ROBUST PACKAGING

Continental Automotive Sy...

1. A method for making a pressure sensor, comprising the steps of:providing a first wafer; and
providing a second wafer;
forming at least one angled recess as part of the first wafer;
forming at least one upper recess as part of the second wafer;
forming at least one lower recess as part of the second wafer;
bonding the first wafer to the second wafer to form a wafer stack having at least one saw street area, such that the at least one angled recess, the at least one upper recess, and the at least one lower recess are partially located in the saw street area;
partitioning the wafer stack in the saw street area to form at least two pressure sensors.

US Pat. No. 10,189,706

METHOD FOR SELF-ALIGNING SOLDER-ATTACHED MEMS DIE TO A MOUNTING SURFACE

DunAn Microstaq, Inc., A...

1. A method of attaching a MEMS die to a surface, the method comprising:placing solder mask having a centrally formed flow area on a solder surface of a body;
centering and rotationally aligning a solder perform on the solder surface of the body within the flow area of the solder mask;
centering and rotationally aligning a MEMS die on the solder preform; and
heating the solder perform in a reflow process until the solder is molten and surface tension of the molten solder moves the MEMS die to a position where the surface tensions balance and the MEMS die is centered within the flow area of the solder mask;
wherein the solder surface of the body is substantially circular and the solder preform is substantially rectangular.

US Pat. No. 10,189,705

MONOLITHIC INTEGRATION OF MEMS AND IC DEVICES

GLOBALFOUNDRIES SINGAPORE...

1. A device comprising:a substrate having first and second surfaces;
integrated circuit (IC) components disposed on the first surface of the substrate;
a back-end-of-line (BEOL) dielectric with at least one interlevel dielectric (ILD) level with interconnects and contacts coupled to the IC components disposed on the first surface of the substrate;
a pad level on an uppermost ILD level, the pad level comprises IC interconnect pads coupled to the IC components via the at least one ILD level;
a micro electromechanical system (MEMS) stack disposed over the pad level, the MEMS stack includes
a MEMS region having a MEMS component with MEMS electrodes and MEMS contacts coupled to the MEMS electrodes, and
an IC region over the IC interconnect pads, the IC region includes IC MEMS contacts configured to be coupled to the IC interconnect pads; and
a MEMS encapsulation layer disposed over the MEMS stack, including the MEMS and IC regions, the MEMS encapsulation layer comprises a planar top surface, wherein the encapsulation layer comprises MEMS solder bumps in the MEMS region and IC MEMS solder bumps in the IC region.

US Pat. No. 10,189,703

MULTI-CHAMBER TRANSDUCER MODULE, APPARATUS INCLUDING THE MULTI-CHAMBER TRANSDUCER MODULE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE MULTI-CHAMBER TRANSDUCER MODULE

STMicroelectronics S.r.l....

1. A transducer module, comprising:a supporting substrate having a first side, a second side, and a recess;
a cap coupled to the first side of the supporting substrate to form a first chamber and a second chamber, the second chamber being internally isolated from the first chamber;
a first sensor chip coupled to the first side of the supporting substrate in the first chamber, the first sensor chip integrating a first MEMS transducer configured to detect a first environmental quantity and to generate a first transduced signal as a function of the first environmental quantity detected;
a second sensor chip coupled to the first side of the supporting substrate in the second chamber, the second sensor chip integrating a second MEMS transducer configured to detect a second environmental quantity and to generate a second transduced signal as a function of the second environmental quantity detected; and
a control chip arranged in the recess of the supporting substrate, the control chip including a first surface that is exposed in the first chamber and a second surface that is exposed in the second chamber, the control chip being functionally coupled to the first and second MEMS transducers and configured to receive, in use, the first and the second transduced signals.

US Pat. No. 10,189,702

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF FORMING MICROELECTROMECHANICAL SYSTEMS (MEMS) PACKAGE

STATS ChipPAC Pte. Ltd., ...

1. A method of making a semiconductor device, comprising:providing a first semiconductor die;
disposing a modular interconnect structure laterally with respect to the first semiconductor die;
depositing an encapsulant around the first semiconductor die and modular interconnect structure;
forming a build-up interconnect structure over the first semiconductor die and modular interconnect structure after depositing the encapsulant, wherein a non-routing area over the first semiconductor die remains devoid of the build-up interconnect structure; and
disposing a second semiconductor die over the first semiconductor die, wherein the first semiconductor die or second semiconductor die includes a microelectromechanical device, wherein an active surface of the first semiconductor die is oriented toward an active surface of the second semiconductor die.

US Pat. No. 10,189,700

INTEGRATED CIRCUIT (IC) CHIP WITH A SELF-CONTAINED FLUID SENSOR AND METHOD OF MAKING THE CHIP

The United States of Amer...

1. An integrated circuit (IC) chip including a self-contained fluid sensor comprising:a semiconductor substrate;
a non-conductive cap disposed on said semiconductor substrate;
a conduit at the interface between said semiconductor substrate and said nonconductive cap, each end of said conduit passing through said non-conductive cap;
a temperature sensor in said conduit at said each end; and
a heating element in said conduit between the temperature sensors wherein the temperature sensors and said heating element are encased in dielectric; further wherein said non-conductive cap is a pyrex cap with a channel at said semiconductor substrate, wherein said conduit comprises said channel and
wherein said semiconductor substrate comprises a mirco-channel, said conduit further comprises said mirco-channel, the encased temperature sensors and said heating element being suspended in said conduit at said interface.

US Pat. No. 10,189,699

MEMS DEVICE AND MEMS VACUUM MICROPHONE

INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG,...

1. A method of reading out a MEMS device, the MEMS device comprising first membrane element, a second membrane element spaced apart from the first membrane element, a low pressure region between the first and second membrane elements, the low pressure region having a pressure less than an ambient pressure, and a counter electrode structure comprising a first conducting layer, which is at least partially arranged in the low pressure region or extends in the low pressure region, wherein the first conducting layer comprises a segmentation providing an electrical isolation between a first portion of the first conducting layer and a second portion of the first conducting layer, the method comprising:providing a signal generated by a deflection of the first membrane element and a deflection of the second membrane element.

US Pat. No. 10,189,697

BIG BOTTLE FORMAT DISPENSER

1. A device comprising: a housing in a form factor of a bottle, the housing defining an outer reservoir; an inner reservoir carried within the housing; wherein the inner reservoir is in a form factor of a molded figurine; wherein the molded figurine is a branding indicator; a window in a front of the housing exposing the inner reservoir; wherein the inner reservoir is filled with an alcoholic beverage; and wherein the outer reservoir is not filled with an alcoholic beverage; wherein the housing further comprises a cap and a base and a mid-section wherein tamper proof seals are located at joints between the mid-section and each of the cap and the base.

US Pat. No. 10,189,695

KEG COVER

1. A keg cover for removable joinder to a keg, comprising:a structure adapted for removable joinder to a top rim of the keg, said structure having a top surface and a bottom surface opposite from the top surface, and defining a center;
a depending rim spaced radially apart from the center and extending axially downwardly from the top surface of the structure, said depending rim defining a curved channel adapted to removably engage the top rim of the keg;
at least one notch in the depending rim;
a sidewall section extending axially downwardly from the top surface of the structure at the at least one notch, said sidewall section terminating with a radially outwardly extending tongue; and
at least one tab extending radially outwardly from the depending rim;
wherein the at least one notch is positioned for alignment with a hand grip formed in the top rim of the keg when the structure is joined to the top rim of the keg.

US Pat. No. 10,189,693

FILLING ELEMENT AND FILING MACHINE

KHS GmbH, Dortmund (DE)

1. An apparatus for filling containers with liquid filling material, said apparatus comprising a filling element, said filling element comprising a filling-element housing comprising a dispensing opening through which filling material flows into a container and a liquid channel formed in said housing through which filling material flows towards said dispensing opening, and a liquid valve arranged in said liquid channel and disposed to control flow through said liquid channel into said container through said dispensing opening, wherein said liquid valve comprises an elastic diaphragm made of elastic material and a rod having a tapered end, wherein said filling element further comprises an actuator that causes said diaphragm to transition between a first state, in which said diaphragm butts against said tapered end, and a second state, in which said diaphragm is spaced apart from said tapered end, wherein said diaphragm is a hollow structure that is rotationally symmetric in relation to a diaphragm axis thereof, wherein, when said liquid valve opens, said diaphragm forms a continuation of said liquid channel, wherein said diaphragm comprises a funnel-shaped first section that narrows in the direction of said dispensing opening, wherein said diaphragm abuts against said tapered end when said valve is closed, and wherein said abutment occurs as a result of pressure from said actuator.

US Pat. No. 10,189,684

COUNTERWEIGHT ATTACHMENT AND REMOVAL DEVICE AND COMBINATION OF SAME WITH COUNTERWEIGHT

Caterpillar SARL, Geneva...

1. A counterweight attachment and removal device to and from which a counterweight is attached and removed, the counterweight attachment and removal device comprising:a bracket fixed to a rear end of a construction machine;
a link with a base end thereof connected to the bracket;
a link cylinder configured to elevate and lower the link; and
a pair of coupling units disposed at a leading end of the link, wherein each of the pair of coupling units comprises:
a pair of coupling pieces extending from the link and configured to slew around a center axis of the link extending in a width direction and to tilt relative to the center axis, the coupling pieces being disposed at a distance from each other in the width direction; and
a coupling pin removably connected between extension ends of the pair of coupling pieces.

US Pat. No. 10,189,683

MOBILE CRANE WITH BALLAST RECEIVING APPARATUS

Liebherr-Werk Ehingen Gmb...

1. A mobile crane having an undercarriage and a superstructure rotatable with respect to the undercarriage about an axis of rotation and having a ballast receiving apparatus arranged at the superstructure and having at least one ballasting cylinder for receiving a ballast, whereina position of the ballasting cylinder receiving the ballast is variable in the ballast receiving apparatus such that the ballast can be received in positions of different distances from the axis of rotation of the superstructure,
the ballasting cylinder can be fixed in position via a locking mechanism, and
the locking mechanism comprises a spring-loaded pin which can be drawn against a spring force, with the pivoting of the respective ballasting cylinder arranged at a pivot console being able to be carried out from the ground.

US Pat. No. 10,189,682

RESCUE HOOK WITH INTEGRATED LIGHTING

Goodrich Corporation, Ch...

1. A bumper assembly for a rescue hoist, the bumper assembly comprising:a bumper having a barrel extending between a top end and a bottom end;
a top plate disposed on the top end, the top plate defining a compartment configured to house a power source; and
a first lighting element disposed on the bumper and configured to emit light in response to a current from the power source;
wherein the bumper includes at least one recess extending into an outer surface of the bumper, the at least one recess configured to house the first lighting element.

US Pat. No. 10,189,681

ESCALATOR OR MOVING WALKWAY WITH AT LEAST ONE ACCESS MODULE

INVENTIO AG, Hergiswil (...

1. An escalator or moving walkway comprising:two access areas by which the escalator or the moving walkway can be entered or respectively exited;
components generating thermal losses arranged in at least one of the access areas in a component compartment below a walkable cover;
at least one walkable access module, which is arranged adjacent to the component compartment on an outside side of the component compartment;
wherein the walkable access module has a walkable area and a cavity, and wherein at least one opening is present between the component compartment and the cavity through which the thermal energy of the components generating thermal losses can be transferred from the component compartment to the cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,189,680

LANDING-DOOR DOOR LOCK DEVICE

OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY, F...

1. A landing-door door lock device, comprising a primary lock and a secondary lock, wherein the primary lock comprises a bottom plate and a locking arm, a counter weight is mounted on the locking arm, a moving ball is fixed onto the counter weight, a fixed ball is mounted on the bottom plate, and the secondary lock comprises a buckle plate, characterized in that: the locking arm (7) is rotationally connected onto the bottom plate (13) through a rotary shaft (8), a rear end of the locking arm is provided with a first kidney-shaped hole (16), the counter weight is fixed with the locking arm through the kidney-shaped hole, an arc-shaped hole (14) is opened on the counter weight, a shaft sleeve (15) is sheathed on a shaft of the fixed ball, the shaft sleeve penetrates into the arc-shaped hole, a second kidney-shaped hole is opened on the bottom plate, the fixed ball is fixed with the bottom plate through the kidney-shaped hole, a front end of the buckle plate is provided with a first lock hook (18), the locking arm is correspondingly provided thereon with a lock column (20), and the first lock hook is buckled on a first lock column.

US Pat. No. 10,189,676

APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING A RESCUE RUN IN AN ELEVATOR SYSTEM BY SELECTING RESCUE FUNCTIONS TO UTILIZE TO PERFORM THE RESCUE RUN AND A METHOD OF PERFORMING SAME

Kone Corporation, Helsin...

1. A method for performing a rescue run, the method comprising:receiving information from sensors measuring an operation of an elevator about points being measured with the sensors;
reading, from a non-volatile memory device, rescue run functions that are selectable to perform the rescue run;
automatically selecting one or more of the rescue run functions based on information received from the sensors; and
performing the rescue run including the selected one or more rescue run functions.

US Pat. No. 10,189,675

FULLY ADJUSTABLE BRAKE CONTROLLER WITHOUT NEED OF DC-LINK

Kone Corporation, Helsin...

1. An adjustable brake controller of an elevator brake, comprising:a DC bus;
first terminals for connecting the adjustable brake controller to a first magnetizing coil;
second terminals for connecting the adjustable brake controller to a second magnetizing coil;
a first controllable power switch coupled between the first terminals and the DC bus, the first controllable power switch being configured to supply electric power from the DC bus to the first magnetic coil responsive to a first control signal;
a second controllable power switch coupled between the second terminals and the DC bus, the second controllable power switch being configured to supply electric power from the DC bus to the second magnetizing coil responsive to a second control signal; and
a controller configured to generate the first and the second control signals for controlling the first and second controllable power switches, respectively, the controller having
a brake open mode for opening a brake, wherein the first and second control signals have a same specified pattern, and
a brake holding mode for holding the brake open, wherein the first and second control signals have a different specified pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,189,674

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An image forming apparatus comprising:an image forming unit configured to form an image on a sheet;
a first discharging portion configured to discharge the sheet on which the image has been formed to an outside of the image forming apparatus;
a first supporting portion configured to support the sheet discharged by the first discharging portion;
an image reading portion configured to read the image formed on the sheet;
a first switching portion configured to switch between a first position to cause the sheet discharged by the first discharging portion to be conveyed to the first supporting portion and a second position to cause the sheet to be conveyed toward the image reading portion configured to read the image;
a second discharging portion configured to discharge the sheet whose image has been read by the image reading portion to the outside of the image forming apparatus;
a second supporting portion configured to support the sheet discharged by the second discharging portion; and
a second switching portion configured to switch between a third position to cause the sheet whose image has been read by the image reading portion to be conveyed toward the second discharging portion and a fourth position to cause the sheet to be conveyed toward the image forming unit,
wherein the image reading portion is disposed above the first discharging portion in a vertical direction.

US Pat. No. 10,189,672

METHOD FOR PRODUCING AN OPTICAL FIBER COIL, OPTICAL FIBER COIL AND OPTICAL FIBER INTERFEROMETER

IXBLUE, Saint-Germain-en...

1. A method of making a symmetrical-winding coil of optical fiber comprising the following steps:a. symmetrically winding an optical fiber around an axis, the winding starting from a point of the optical fiber located at equal distance from the two ends of the optical fiber, the winding forming a pattern comprising a same number N of layers of each half of the optical fiber, where N is a natural integer, a layer comprising a set of turns of optical fibers and spaces located between adjacent turns, the turns of a layer coming from a same half of the optical fiber and being placed at a same distance from the coil axis, and said winding forming a coil having a sectored arrangement comprising both a regular stacking area in which the turns of optical fiber of a layer are juxtaposed to the turns of the adjacent layer(s), so as to form at least one continuous sealing surface between two layers of adjacent turns, as well as an overlap area in which portions of optical fiber linking different turns of a same layer and/or different layers of the winding cross each other;
b. making a glue infiltrate into the sectored-arrangement coil through an external surface of the overlap area so that the glue infiltrates through at least one continuous path of communication into the spaces located between adjacent turns in the regular stacking area, up to said at least one sealing surface.

US Pat. No. 10,189,670

PAPER SHEET HANDLING MACHINE AND PAPER SHEET HANDLING METHOD

GLORY LTD., Himeji-shi, ...

1. A sheet handling machine comprising:an inlet unit through which a sheet is inserted from an outside of a housing into an inside thereof;
a transport unit configured to transport the sheet inserted in the inlet unit;
a recognition unit disposed on the transport unit and configured to recognize the sheet being transported by the transport unit;
a storage unit configured to store the sheet recognized by the recognition unit; and
a shifting unit provided in the transport unit, wherein
when the sheet is recognized by the recognition unit as a hybrid sheet having a first portion that includes paper and a second portion that includes predetermined material other than the paper, the shifting unit shifts the hybrid sheet being transported by the transport unit, in a width direction orthogonal to a direction in which the sheet is transported, according to a position, in the width direction, of a specific member in the storage unit.

US Pat. No. 10,189,666

SHEET TRAY AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

Brother Kogyo Kabushiki K...

1. A sheet tray comprising:a first tray including:
a first surface extending in a first direction and a second direction orthogonal to the first direction; and
a first guide portion extending along the first surface in the first direction;
a second tray including:
a second surface extending parallel to the first surface; and
a second guide portion slidably engaging the first guide portion, the second tray being configured to move between a stored position where the second surface overlaps the first surface of the first tray in an orthogonal direction to the first surface and an extended position where an overlap between the first surface and the second surface is smaller in the first direction than the overlap between the first surface and the second surface with the second tray at the stored position; and
a third tray including a third surface extending parallel to the second surface, the third tray being pivotally supported by the second surface of the second tray via a pivot shaft extending in the orthogonal direction, the third tray being pivotable about the pivot shaft between a first stowed position where the third surface overlaps the second surface in the orthogonal direction and a first extended position where an overlap between the third surface and the second surface is smaller than the overlap between the third surface and the second surface when the third tray is at the first stowed position,
wherein one of the first tray and the third tray includes a columnar portion extending in the orthogonal direction, the columnar portion protruding toward the other of the first tray and the third tray in an area where, when the second tray is located at the stored position and the third tray is located at the first stowed position, the first tray overlaps the third tray in the orthogonal direction, and
wherein the other of the first tray and the third tray includes a cutout shaped along a path where the columnar portion moves when the third tray moves from the first stowed position to the first extended position.

US Pat. No. 10,189,664

SHEET PROCESSING APPARATUS AND IMAGE FORMING SYSTEM

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba,...

1. A sheet processing apparatus, comprising:a tray on which a sheet having an image formed thereon is stacked;
a stapler, arranged at an upstream side in a first direction which is a sheet discharge direction with respect to the tray, configured to execute a binding processing on the sheet;
a first discharge section configured to move from a reference position at the upstream side of the tray in the first direction while supporting the sheet, and execute a discharge processing of the sheet;
a controller configured to cause the first discharge section to move from the reference position to a downstream side in the first direction and stop at a processing position, and to drive the stapler to execute the binding processing on the sheet supported by the first discharge section;
a second discharge section configured to receive the sheet from the first discharge section at the downstream side of the processing position and move to the downstream side to execute the discharge processing of the sheet;
a motor configured to drive the first discharge section and the second discharge section;
a clutch configured to be connected to transmit a driving force from the motor to the first discharge section, and to be disconnected to block transmission of the driving force, and
a spring configured to energize the first discharge section towards the reference position.

US Pat. No. 10,189,660

AUXILIARY MEDIA UNIT TRANSPORTER FOR MEDIA PROCESSING DEVICES

ZIH Corp., Lincolnshire,...

1. A media processing device having a housing, the media processing device comprising:a motorized media unit transporter configured to drive a media unit along a media processing path defined within the housing between an unprocessed media unit source and a processed media unit output;
an auxiliary media unit transporter including a roller, a converter fixedly connected to the roller, and a bias member connected to the converter;
the auxiliary media unit transporter configured to:
(i) in a first operating mode:
receive the media unit from the motorized media unit transporter into engagement with the roller to drive the roller and the converter concurrently; and
via rotation of the converter, deform the bias member from a resting position to a primed position; and
(ii) in a second operating mode:
initiated upon rotation of the converter in the first operating mode to a bias release position, propel the media unit by releasing the bias member from the primed position to drive rotation of the converter and the roller concurrently as the bias member returns to the resting position.

US Pat. No. 10,189,659

PAPER SHEET HANDLING APPARATUS AND PAPER SHEET HANDLING METHOD

GLORY LTD., Himeji-shi, ...

1. A paper sheet handling apparatus comprising:a first transporting unit configured to transport a plurality of paper sheets in a stacked state in a horizontal state;
a second transporting unit configured to receive and transport the stacked paper sheets transported by the first transporting unit, the second transporting unit including a sandwiching unit that has an upper sandwiching member and a lower sandwiching member and is configured to sandwich the stacked paper sheets received from the first transporting unit and release the stacked paper sheets, and a holding member configured to hold edges on a lower side of the stacked paper sheets released from the sandwiching unit; and
a feeding unit configured to feed the stacked paper sheets transported by the second transporting unit one by one, wherein
the sandwiching unit is configured to move so that the stacked paper sheets being sandwiched by the sandwiching unit are inclined from the horizontal state so as to make an angle to a horizontal plane while the edges on the lower side of the stacked paper sheets are held by the holding member.

US Pat. No. 10,189,658

STACKING DEVICE FOR STACKING VALUE DOCUMENTS

1. A stacking apparatus for stacking value documents which are individually transported to the stacking apparatus by a transport system along a transport path at a transport velocity, the stacking apparatus comprising:a stack deposit device for receiving a stack of the value documents, and
a braking device for braking the value documents which were individually transported to the stacking apparatus by the transport system, wherein the braking device is arranged immediately before the stack deposit device along the transport path of the value documents,whereinthe braking device has a transport shaft and a braking shaft oriented parallel thereto, between which the respective value document is transported through,
on the transport shaft there is mounted at least one driving roller, which is firmly mounted on the transport shaft, and there is mounted at least one roller rotatably supported on the transport shaft, and
on the braking shaft there is mounted at least one cam roller, which is firmly mounted on the braking shaft, and there is mounted at least one eccentric roller,
wherein the at least one eccentric roller has an eccentric core firmly mounted on the braking shaft in an eccentric position, and
wherein a cam of the cam roller and the eccentric core of the eccentric roller are mounted on the braking shaft at a mutual angular offset such that by a rotation of the braking shaft it can be attained that
the cam of the cam roller can be brought into engagement with the opposing rotatably supported roller so that a value document transported through therebetween is clamped between the cam of the cam roller and the rotatably supported roller.

US Pat. No. 10,189,655

TRANSPORTING APPARATUS

1. A transporting apparatus, comprising a track and at least one movable element movable along said track, said movable element comprising a supporting body, said track comprising a first guiding surface and a further first guiding surface facing towards said supporting body, a second guiding surface and a further second guiding surface facing away from said supporting body, and a third guiding surface arranged transversally to said first guiding surface and said second guiding surface and a further third guiding surface arranged transversally to said further first guiding surface and said further second guiding surface, wherein said movable element comprises a first couple of rollers slidably coupled to said first guiding surface, a further first couple of rollers slidably coupled to said further first guiding surface, a second couple of rollers slidably coupled to said second guiding surface, a further second couple of rollers slidably coupled to said further second guiding surface, a third couple of rollers slidably coupled to said third guiding surface and a further third couple of rollers slidably coupled to said further third guiding surface, andfurther comprising four rotation units each supporting a group of three rollers, each group of three rollers comprising a roller belonging to said first couple of rollers or to said further first couple of rollers, a further roller belonging to said second couple of rollers or, respectively, to said further second couple of rollers and a still further roller belonging to said third couple of rollers or, respectively, to said further third couple of rollers.

US Pat. No. 10,189,636

INDICATOR SYSTEM FOR A COMBINED PROCEDURE DRAPE AND BAG

EndoChoice, Inc., Alphar...

1. A method for deploying an indicator integrated with a combined drape and carrying bag unit used in medical and surgical settings, comprising:laying out a combined drape and bag carrying unit convertible from a first, mat configuration to a second, carrying bag configuration, said unit comprising:
a centrally positioned, generally rectangular shaped portion for the disposition of an instrument,
a drawstring casing along the periphery of said unit with a continuous drawstring disposed therein,
at least two drawstring access openings positioned along said drawstring casing, thereby exposing a portion of said drawstring to medical personnel, and
an indicator fixedly attached to said drawstring along a particular length of said drawstring, said indicator contained within said drawstring casing while said combined drape and bag carrying unit is in said first configuration; and
placing medical waste or used medical equipment in the centrally positioned, generally rectangular shaped portion;
pulling on portions of said drawstring exposed at said drawstring access openings, thereby converting said unit from said first configuration to said second configuration by gathering together said periphery of said unit and forming a bag and further thereby deploying and exposing said indicator by pulling said particular length of drawstring with attached indicator out of said drawstring casing; and
writing on the indicator after the indicator is deployed.

US Pat. No. 10,189,628

OBJECT RECOGNITION FOR PROTECTIVE PACKAGING CONTROL

PREGIS INTELLIPACK LLC, ...

24. The system of claim 23, wherein the device is integrated into the first packaging machine.

US Pat. No. 10,189,627

AUTONOMOUS ANTI-POLLUTION LIQUID CONTAINER FOR ISOTOPE ANALYSING OF EARTH SCIENCE AREA

CHINA UNIVERSITY OF PETRO...

1. An autonomous anti-pollution liquid container for isotope analysis, comprising an outer protective sleeve, a liquid storage main body, a stabilizer storage mechanism, a main body pedestal, a control display, a main body inner cover mechanism and a neutralizer storage and releasing mechanism,wherein the outer protective sleeve comprises an outer lining, rubber brackets, shock absorbing spring plates, shock absorbing springs and an inner lining, wherein the outer protective sleeve is wrapped up by the outer lining with zippers on;
wherein between the outer lining and inner lining, the rubber brackets are installed in the middle of the outer protective sleeve, with at least one slot in the circumferential direction and at least one pedestal at a bottom;
wherein the shock absorbing spring plates are evenly distributed in the at least one slot of the outer protective sleeve, and the shock absorbing springs are in the at least one pedestal;
wherein the liquid storage main body comprises an inner tank, a soft hose, a shell, an auxiliary mount for heat preservation filler, heat preservation fillers, a temperature sensor, semiconductor-refrigerating chips, auxiliary mounting chips for refrigerating chips, a shock absorbing spring and a liquid level sensor, wherein the soft hose is made of a bulletproof, stab-resistant and shock-proof material, wherein the soft hose further comprises at least one USB hole in an inner surface and enwraps the shell, wherein the shell enwraps the inner tank and is made of high strength steel, wherein the inner tank comprises mounting slots and mounting holes for the sensor and its wires in the middle bottom of the inner tank and the inner tank is made of a corrosion resistant material, wherein the inner tank further comprises two layers and a gap between the two layers is filled with a thermal insulation filler, wherein a gap exists between the bottom of the inner tank and an auxiliary mounting seat for the thermal insulation filler and the gap is filled with the thermal insulation filler, wherein the auxiliary mounting seat for the thermal insulation filler is made of soft rubber and thread fastened to the bottom of inner surface of the inner tank, wherein the shock absorbing spring is installed between the bottom of the inner tank and the mounting pedestal, wherein the temperature sensor and the liquid level sensor are installed in the mounting holes at the bottom of the inner tank, sealed by a sealing material and connected to the main control board through wires, and wherein the semiconductor-refrigerating chips are fixed in the mounting slot at the bottom of the inner tank, of which one side contacts to the outer surface of the inner tank bottom and the other side contacts to the auxiliary mounting chips for refrigerating chips, sealed by silicone and connected to the main control board through wires;
wherein the stabilizer storage mechanism comprise a stabilizer holder, a stabilizer box, a stabilizer locking ring and a fixed plate of stabilizer holder, wherein the stabilizer holder is fixed in the mounting slot inside the bottom of the inner tank, with a first set of flow holes, mounting slot of stabilizer box and fixed plate and a mounting hole of stabilizer locking ring on the upper surface and lower surface, wherein there are a second set of flow holes on the surrounding surfaces and at the bottom of the stabilizer box which is installed in the mounting slot of the holder by overhang flanges, wherein the stabilizer locking ring is fixed in the mounting holes in the middle of the holder and the fixed plate, and wherein the stabilizer holder fixed plate is installed in the mounting slot with its overhang cylinders fixed in a holder chute from both sides and the stabilizer locking ring connected to the holder in the middle;
wherein the main body pedestal consists of a mounting pedestal, a USB outlet, an emergency power supply, a main battery, a battery lid, a main control board and a drawer box and a drawer slide, wherein the mounting pedestal is installed at the bottom of the tank with screw threads, with the USB outlet on one side, wherein a battery mounting slot is placed at the bottom of the mounting pedestal, wherein the USB outlet connects to the main control board through wires, wherein between the auxiliary mounting seat for the thermal insulation filler and the mounting pedestal is the shock absorbing spring, wherein the emergency power supply is installed on the mounting pedestal, connecting to the main control board through wires, wherein the main battery is installed at the bottom of the mounting base of the battery installation slot, in its lower surface mounted with a battery cover, and through the wire connecting the main control board, wherein the main control board is fixed in the upper of the pedestal, and wherein the drawer box is fitted in the mounting slot in the middle of the mounting pedestal, while the drawer slide is in the holder chute around the mounting pedestal and the drawer box;
wherein the control display comprises a neutralizer release button, a temperature display, a temperature up-regulated button, a temperature down-regulated button, a heat preservation button, a main switch, a heating button, a refrigerating button, a liquid volume display, a plastic ring, code lock buttons, a mechanical keyhole of the code lock, an outer lid, a code lock and a code display, wherein the plastic ring is secured to the outer surface of the inner tank at the upper portion of the outer periphery of the top portion of the soft hose, wherein there is a pin shaft hole on the upper of the plastic ring, connecting the outer lid with the shaft pin, wherein a mechanical lock is installed around the plastic ring, and the temperature display, liquid volume display as well as the code display is on the outer edge of the plastic ring, connecting to the main control board through wires, wherein beneath the outer edge of the plastic ring are the neutralizer release button, temperature up-regulated button, temperature down-regulated button, heat preservation button, main switch, refrigerating button, heating button and code lock buttons, which connect to the main control board through wires, and wherein the mechanical keyhole of the code lock exists centrally under the code display;
wherein the main body inner cover mechanism comprises a safety pin of the inner lid, a movable inner lid, a fixed inner lid, a gasket and a seal ring, the fixed inner lid is installed inside the upper of the inner tank by screw threads with three extraction solution holes and a safety locking hole on the top, wherein the angular spacing between the three extraction solution holes are 60 degrees, 120 degrees and 180 degrees respectively, with wire holes in the radial direction and two conductive rings inside its circumferential direction, wherein the movable inner lid fits inside the fixed one with three extraction solution holes on the top, wherein the angular spacing between extraction solution holes are 60 degrees, 120 degrees and 180 degrees respectively, wherein there is a mounting slot in the circumferential direction and a hollow mounting boss with a tapered surface inside in the middle of the movable lid, wherein there are wire holes on the hollow mounting boss as well, wherein the safety pin is installed in the safety locking hole of the fixed inner lid and pressed against the upper surface of the gasket, wherein the gasket is made of a high-elastic corrosion-resistant material and the upper is provided with three extraction solution holes corresponding to the three extraction solution holes on the movable inner lid, wherein the three extraction solution holes are located on the upper surface of the movable inner lid and between the fixed inner lid and the movable inner lid and wherein the seal ring fits in the mounting slot in the circumferential direction of the movable inner lid;
wherein the neutralizer storage release mechanism comprises a rubber mounting pedestal, a return spring, a rubber block, a tablet, a neutralizer release spring, a neutralizer release lid, neutralizer release push rods, neutralizer release keepers and neutralizer release electromagnets, wherein the rubber mounting pedestal is threaded connected to the inner lower of the hollow mounting boss in the middle of the movable inner lid, and a through hole is formed in the middle, wherein the rubber block is molded by a rubber casting, with four neutralizer release electromagnets and fits inside the hollow mounting boss in the middle of the movable inner lid with outer inclined tapered surface outside, inner outward and inward inclined tapered surface inside and space for neutralizer storage in the middle, wherein the mounting slot for the push rods is evenly distributed in the circumferential direction under the rubber block, wherein the outer inclined tapered surface contacts with the inner tapered surface in the middle of the movable inner lid, while the inner inclined tapered surface contacts with the outer tapered surface of the rubber mounting pedestal, wherein the return spring is placed between the upper surface of the rubber mounting pedestal and the lower surface of the rubber block, wherein the tablet sets between the movable inner lid and the top of the rubber block, with a mounting slot and an elastic seal ring in the circumferential direction, wherein the neutralizer release lid is made of an elastic material and fitted in the space where the neutralizer is stored in the middle of the rubber block, on the upper of it evenly distribute four overhang flanges which are installed on the top of the push rod mounting slot of the rubber block, wherein inside the neutralizer release lid, the neutralizer release spring is between the neutralizer release lid and the rubber block, wherein the neutralizer release push rods are fixed in the push rod mounting slot of the rubber block, and wherein its upper surface and lower surface contact the tapered surface of the four overhang flanges and the bottom of the tapered surface of the rubber mounting pedestal.

US Pat. No. 10,189,625

TAMPER-EVIDENT CONTAINER AND PROCESS FOR MAKING THE SAME

I.G.B. S.r.l., Milan (IT...

1. A tamper-evident container, comprising:a storage compartment made of a sheet material, defining an internal volume, and configured for housing products, the storage compartment comprising multiple lateral walls defining a passage opening delimited by a free edge, the passage opening configured to communicate the internal volume of the storage compartment with an external environment,
a closure system made of a sheet material, engaged at the free edge of the storage compartment, and movable with respect to the storage compartment, the closure system configured to define at least one closed condition in which the closure system prevents communication between the internal volume of the storage compartment and the external environment, and the closure system configured to define an open condition in which the closure system enables communication between the internal volume of the storage compartment and the external environment, the closure system comprising:
a tab including a closing portion engaged with the free edge of the storage compartment and movable with respect to the free edge, and the tab including an inserting portion configured to insert within the internal volume of the storage compartment in the at least one closed condition of the closure system, and
an abutting portion engaged with the free edge of the storage compartment adjacent to the tab, the abutting portion configured to be interposed between the internal volume of the storage compartment and the tab in the closed condition of the closure system, and
a safety device made of a sheet material and comprising:
a first coupling portion carried by one or both of the tab and the abutting portion of the closure system, and
a second coupling portion engaged with the storage compartment and configured to cooperate with the first coupling portion,
wherein the first and the second coupling portions are configured to stably engage one another during a first closed condition of the closure system, wherein one or both of the first and second coupling portions include a removable portion configured to separate from the safety device following a first open condition of the closure system that follows the first closure condition of the closure system to provide an evidence of a tampering with the tamper-evident container,
wherein the second coupling portion is arranged internal to the storage compartment and lies substantially parallel to one of the multiple lateral walls of the storage compartment,
wherein the first coupling portion is configured to insert at least partially within the internal volume of the storage compartment to stably engage to the second coupling portion in the at least one closed condition of the closure system,
wherein the removal portion has a first undercut portion and wherein the other of the first and second coupling portions is configured to engage the first undercut portion in the first closed condition of the closure system,
wherein the first undercut portion of the removable portion is delimited by a gripping edge that is completely inside the storage compartment and spaced apart from the free edge of the storage compartment in the first closed condition of the closure system, and
wherein the first undercut portion is delimited by a first gripping edge and wherein the other of the first and second coupling portions comprises a second undercut portion delimited by a second gripping edge, the second undercut portion being configured to engage the first undercut portion of the removable portion in the first closed condition of the closure system.

US Pat. No. 10,189,624

TRAY-SHAPED ARTICLE HAVING SMOOTH EDGES AND AMENABLE TO MULTIPLE FILM SEALING METHODS

Converter Manufacturing, ...

1. A tray intended to be suitable for use in any or all of overwrap (OW), vacuum-sealed packaging (VSP), and modified atmosphere packaging (MAP) sealing technologies, the tray being;an article formed from a thermoplastic sheet having a peripheral edge, the article comprising a tray-shaped body having a concave portion surrounded by an extension extending peripherally away from the concave portion;
the extension including the peripheral edge, a flat sealing surface surrounding the concave portion and being suitable for sealing a sealing film thereto using either of VSP and MAP sealing technologies, a bend region adjacent the sealing surface and interposed between the peripheral edge and the sealing surface, the bend region having the conformation of a smooth curve, and a bent portion interposed between the peripheral edge and a spacer separating the bent portion from the bend region; and
the article having a smooth periphery and having the overall shape of a rectangular tray with rounded corners, and the bent portion being bent sufficiently that the peripheral edge is turned at least approximately opposite the periphery.

US Pat. No. 10,189,614

CONTAINER AND CAP ASSEMBLY

BISSELL Homecare, Inc., ...

1. A cap for closing an opening in a container, the container having a top wall in which the opening is formed, a bottom wall, and at least one container side wall extending between the top wall and the bottom wall defining a cavity for storing a material for dispensing through the cap, the cap comprising:an end face having at least one fluid inlet adapted to allow air to flow through the cap and at least one fluid outlet, separate from the at least one fluid inlet, adapted to allow liquid to flow through the cap;
a seal provided adjacent the end face and configured to fluidly seal the at least one fluid outlet and the at least one fluid inlet;
a side wall extending from the end face, the side wall having an interior surface configured to couple the cap with the container and an exterior surface opposite the interior surface; and
at least a first retaining element extending from at least a portion of the exterior surface of the side wall;
wherein air flows through the at least one fluid inlet and through the opening of the container into the cavity to pressurize the cavity to displace at least a portion of the material through the opening of the container and the at least one fluid outlet to dispense the material stored within the container.

US Pat. No. 10,189,608

PLASTIC BAG AND PLASTIC BAG MAKING APPARATUS

Totani Corporation, Kyot...

1. A plastic bag comprising:two sheets of panel material superposed with each other to have opposite side edges; and
a pair of sheets of side gusset material extending along the opposite side edges, each of the sheets of side gusset material being folded into halves and interposed between the sheets of panel material to have a folded inner edge and open outer edges, each of the sheets of side gusset material further having opposite end portions one of which is folded obliquely along a folded line as it is folded into halves so that a triangular flap is formed by the end portion to be shaped into a triangle having a base formed by the folded line, each of the sheets of side gusset material further having opposite end edges, the triangle further having an apex formed by an intersection between one of the opposite end edges and the folded inner edge of the sheet of side gusset material, the triangular flap having a folded side formed by the folded inner edge, the triangular flap further having an open side formed by the one of the opposite end edges, the sheets of panel material, the sheets of side gusset material and the triangular flaps being heat sealed with each other along the opposite side edges of the sheets of panel material,
the plastic bag being characterized by
a flow path formed by the open side to discharge air or gas through the flow path, and
the folded line being inclined at an angle larger than 45° with respect to the open outer edges of the sheet of side gusset material so that the flow path is formed by the open side of the triangular flap at a position adjacent to the intersection between the folded side and the open side of the triangular flap.

US Pat. No. 10,189,607

PLASTIC FOOD PORTION BAG WITH TACKY FLAP

Inteplast Group Corporati...

1. A plastic flip type food storage bag comprising:a first panel having a bottom edge, first and second side edges, and a top edge, with the first panel bottom edge and top edge being opposite each other and the first panel first and second side edges being opposite each other;
a second panel having a bottom edge, first and second side edges, and a top edge, with the first panel bottom edge and top edge being opposite each other and the first panel first and second side edges being opposite each other, the first and second panels being joined to each other along the respective bottom edges and first and second side edges to define a bag interior, the first and second panels defining an opening between the respective top edges permitting access to the bag interior, with the first panel defining a front panel and the second panel defining a rear panel; and
a closure flap joined directly to an outwardly facing front of the first panel defining the front panel, the closure flap configured for folding over the front and rear panels and opening for closure of the bag, wherein the entire surface area of the closure flap facing outwardly away from the first panel has a tackiness which is greater than the tackiness of the first panel to which it is joined;
the second panel having an extension section extending above the first panel with the top edge of the second panel above the top edge of the first panel, and the first panel is disposed between the closure flap and the second panel such that the plastic bag is a flip type food storage bag;
wherein the first and second panels comprise high density polyethylene (HDPE) material and have a coefficient of friction of less than 0.3;
wherein the closure flap comprises a material selected from the group consisting of low density polyethylene (LDPE), linear low density polyethylene (LLDPE), ethylene copolymer, metallocene polyethylene and ethylene copolymer, or blends thereof, which composition imparts a coefficient of friction to the outwardly facing surface of the closure flap of at least about 0.5.

US Pat. No. 10,189,602

PRODUCT TAG WITH EXPANDABLE LOOP AND SACHET

Bedford Industries, Inc.,...

1. A product tag comprising:a sachet portion comprising:
a front segment having a front surface and a rear surface; and
a rear segment having a front surface and a rear surface, wherein the front surface of the rear segment is sealed to the rear surface of the front segment to define a sealed interior region having a perimeter, wherein the front segment and the rear segment are connected together about the entire perimeter; and
a first elastomer portion comprising:
a first bonding segment bonded to the sachet portion;
a first transition portion extending from the first bonding segment; and
a first expandable loop extending from the first transition portion.

US Pat. No. 10,189,599

BULK MATERIAL SHIPPING CONTAINER

Arrows Up, LLC, Arlingto...

1. A material shipping container comprising:a pallet;
a compartment mounted on the pallet, the compartment including:
a first top corner, a first bottom corner, and a first corner section extending from the first top corner to the first bottom corner, the first corner section including first and second upright walls extending in a first direction, and third and fourth upright walls extending in a second different direction;
a second top corner, a second bottom corner, and a second corner section extending from the second top corner to the second bottom corner, the second corner section including first and second upright walls extending in the first direction, and third and fourth upright walls extending in the second different direction;
a third top corner, a third bottom corner, and a third corner section extending from the third top corner to the third bottom corner, the third corner section including first and second upright walls extending in the first direction, and third and fourth upright walls extending in the second different direction;
a fourth top corner, a fourth bottom corner, and a fourth corner section extending from the fourth top corner to the fourth bottom corner, the fourth corner section including first and second upright walls extending in the first direction, and third and fourth upright walls extending in the second different direction;
a front exterior wall connected to the first corner section and the second corner section;
a back exterior wall connected to the third corner section and the fourth corner section;
a first exterior side wall connected to the second corner section and the third corner section;
a second exterior side wall connected to the first corner section and the fourth corner section;
a front exterior wall support bracket connected to an exterior side of the front exterior wall;
a back exterior wall support bracket connected to an exterior side of the back exterior wall;
a first side exterior wall support bracket connected to an exterior side of the first exterior side wall;
a second side exterior wall support bracket connected to an exterior side of the second exterior side wall;
a first nesting support positioned adjacent to the first top corner, the first nesting support defining a first opening extending through the first nesting support;
a second nesting support positioned adjacent to the second top corner, the second nesting support defining a second opening extending through the second nesting support;
a third nesting support positioned adjacent to the third top corner, the third nesting support defining a third opening extending through the third nesting support;
a fourth nesting support positioned adjacent to the fourth top corner, the fourth nesting support defining a fourth opening extending through the fourth nesting support, the first, second, third, and fourth nesting supports configured to at least partially support a pallet of another same material shipping container;
a top wall positioned above the front exterior wall, the back exterior wall, the first exterior side wall, and the second exterior side wall; and
an interior bottom wall including:
(i) a front downwardly angled section attached to the front exterior wall and having a lower edge adjacent to a material release opening at a bottom of the interior bottom wall,
(ii) a back downwardly angled section attached to the back exterior wall and having a lower edge adjacent to the material release opening at the bottom of the interior bottom wall,
(iii) a first side downwardly angled section attached to the first exterior side wall, the front downwardly angled section, and the back downwardly angled section, and having a lower edge adjacent to the material release opening at the bottom of the interior bottom wall, and
(iv) a second side downwardly angled section attached to the second exterior side wall, the front downwardly angled section, and the back downwardly angled section, and having a lower edge adjacent to the material release opening at the bottom of the interior bottom wall; and
a plurality of wedge shaped bottom wall supports that support each of the downwardly angled sections;
a material unloading assembly positioned below the interior bottom wall, the material unloading assembly including:
(i) spaced apart guide members, and
(ii) a slidable gate including a closure member and a downwardly extending engagable member attached to the closure member, the closure member slidable on the spaced apart guide members, the closure member slidable to an open position relative to the material release opening and slidable to a closed positioned relative to the material release opening; and
a material loading assembly attached to the top wall, the material loading assembly including a cover hingedly attached to the top wall and movable from a closed position relative to an opening in the top wall and to an open position relative to the opening in the top wall, the cover remaining hingedly attached to the top wall in the open position.

US Pat. No. 10,189,591

ROTARY FILLING DEVICE FOR ASEPTIC FILLING OF POUCHES

Scholle IPN Corporation, ...

1. A filling device for aseptic filling of pouches comprising:a pouch fill assembly comprising:
a movement assembly defining an aseptic zone, the movement assembly configured to direct a pouch having a spout and a plug sealing the spout through the pouch fill assembly from an inlet to an outlet;
a plug removing assembly having at least one plug removing station, the plug removing station further including:
a grasping assembly positioned within the aseptic zone structurally configured to releasably capture a portion of the plug;
a plug retaining structure positioned within the aseptic zone structurally configured to releasably maintain the plug upon removal from the spout; and
an actuator assembly structurally configured to direct the plug between the spout and the plug retaining structure; and
a filling assembly having at least one filling station structurally configured to dispense a flowable material into the pouch through the spout;
wherein the movement assembly further includes a base wall, a portion of which is rotatably positionable relative to the plug removing assembly and the pouch filling assembly, with a cooperative retaining slot defined therein structurally configured to retain a pouch by way of the spout, the base wall including an upper surface, with the plug retaining structure positioned in a spaced apart orientation from the cooperative retaining slot and extending from the upper surface, wherein the grasping assembly is structurally configured to extend between the cooperative retaining slot and the plug retaining structure.

US Pat. No. 10,189,588

BUNDLING ARTICLE WITH ELASTIC LOOP AND COOPERATING TAG

Bedford Industries, Inc.,...

1. A bundling article including:a stretchable portion including a fastening opening having a first width; and
a tag portion overlapping the stretchable portion at an overlap area, wherein the stretchable portion and the tag portion are bonded together at the overlap area, and the tag portion including a notch, the notch including two opposed shoulders separated by a second width, wherein the second width is substantially equal to or greater than the first width.

US Pat. No. 10,189,584

CONTROLLING A PROPELLANT DISTRIBUTION IN A SPACECRAFT PROPELLANT TANK

AIRBUS DEFENCE AND SPACE ...

1. A system for controlling a distribution of propellant in a propellant tank assembly for a spacecraft, the system comprising:a body for containing the propellant;
a plurality of thermal tomography elements, including a plurality of temperature-control elements and a plurality of temperature sensors, disposed around the body for detecting the distribution of the propellant inside the body; and
a tomography element control module arranged to control the plurality of temperature-control elements to redistribute the propellant inside the body by heating and/or cooling the propellant, and arranged to control the plurality of thermal tomography elements to obtain tomography data; and
a tomography data analysis module arranged to receive the tomography data and to determine the distribution of the propellant inside the body based on the tomography data.