US Pat. No. 10,190,801

SOLAR HEATING APPARATUS

King Saud University, Ri...

1. A solar heating apparatus, comprising:a pair of longitudinally spaced apart brackets;
a pair of two-axis bearings respectively mounted on the pair of longitudinally spaced apart brackets;
a longitudinally extending shaft secured to, and extending between, the pair of two-axis bearings, the longitudinally extending shaft being selectively rotatable about a longitudinal axis;
a pair of laterally extending shafts respectively secured to the pair of two-axis bearings, each of the laterally extending shafts being selectively rotatable about a lateral axis, wherein each of the laterally extending shafts has first and second portions positioned symmetrically about a corresponding one of the two-axis bearings;
at least one reflector mount secured to each of the laterally extending shafts, wherein each of the at least one reflector mount is selectively rotatable with respect to the corresponding one of the laterally extending shafts;
at least one optical reflector mounted on the at least one reflector mount of each of the laterally extending shafts;
a pair of rotating members respectively secured to the pair of laterally extending shafts;
a plurality of continuous belts; each belt mounted on, and extending between, the pair of rotating members to selective drive simultaneous rotation of the pair of laterally extending shafts about their respective later axes;
each belt driving the successive belt through connection at a respective laterally extending shaft
at least one secondary laterally extending shaft secured to the longitudinally extending shaft, the at least one secondary laterally extending shaft being positioned between the pair of two-axis bearings and selectively rotatable about the lateral axis, wherein the at least one secondary laterally extending shaft has first and second portions positioned symmetrically about the longitudinally extending shaft;
at least one secondary reflector mount secured to the at least one secondary laterally extending shaft, wherein the at least one secondary reflector mount is selectively rotatable with respect to the at least one secondary laterally extending shaft;
at least one secondary optical reflector mounted on the at least one secondary reflector mount; and
at least one secondary rotating member secured to the at least one laterally extending shaft for engagement with the continuous belt.

US Pat. No. 10,190,797

METHOD OF FORMING A REFLECTIVE LAMINATE INSULATING ASSEMBLY

1. A method comprising:(a) moving a plurality of sidewalls of a reflective laminate insulating assembly from a first transport configuration, wherein a majority of a base and a majority of each of the plurality of sidewalls are parallel to an installation configuration, wherein each of the plurality of sidewalls is inclined relative to the base; wherein the reflective laminate insulating assembly includes a base, a first sidewall extending from the base and a second sidewall extending from the base, at least one of the first sidewall and the second sidewall terminating at a free edge and a portion of the first sidewall is affixed to a portion of the second sidewall, independent of the base; and
(b) disposing the reflective laminate insulating assembly in the installation configuration adjacent a portion of an HVAC duct component.

US Pat. No. 10,190,793

BUILDING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM WITH ELECTRICAL ENERGY STORAGE OPTIMIZATION BASED ON STATISTICAL ESTIMATES OF IBDR EVENT PROBABILITIES

Johnson Controls Technolo...

1. A building management system comprising:building equipment configured to consume electrical energy and generate thermal energy for use in satisfying a thermal energy load of a building;
thermal energy storage configured to store at least a portion of the thermal energy generated by the building equipment and to discharge the stored thermal energy;
electrical energy storage configured to store electrical energy purchased from a utility and to discharge the stored electrical energy; and
a controller configured to determine, for each time step within a time horizon, an optimal amount of electrical energy to allocate to an incentive-based demand response (IBDR) program by optimizing a value function that accounts for revenue predicted to result from participating in the IBDR program based on statistical estimates of IBDR event probabilities;
wherein the controller is configured to estimate the IBDR event probabilities based on a history of past IBDR events, each of the past IBDR events comprising an invitation to participate in the IBDR program in exchange for a monetary incentive.

US Pat. No. 10,190,788

MULTI-MODE AUTO CHANGEOVER SYSTEM

Honeywell International I...

1. A thermostat comprising:a cool mode and heat mode mechanism having a connection for controlling a building heating and cooling system for affecting a temperature of a space;
a temperature setpoint mechanism, having cool and heat setpoints that are adjustable, connected to the cool mode and heat mode mechanism; and
an auto changeover connected to the temperature setpoint mechanism; and
wherein:
the auto changeover is configured to switch the thermostat from one mode to another mode according to the temperature of the space for a set amount of time relative to the cool and heat setpoints and hystereses above and below the cool and heat setpoints, respectively;
the auto changeover is configured to occur at each of the cool setpoint is less than the heat setpoint, the cool and heat setpoints are the same, and the cool setpoint is greater than the heat setpoint.

US Pat. No. 10,190,750

TROFFER LUMINAIRE WITH AN ARCHED LENS

COOPER TECHNOLOGIES COMPA...

1. A troffer luminaire comprising:an upper housing;
a door hinged to a side of the upper housing and defining an opening of the troffer luminaire, wherein the door comprises:
a first end plate and a second end plate disposed opposite to the first end plate;
a first reflector disposed between the first end plate and the second end plate, the first reflector comprising a first flange;
a second reflector disposed between the first end plate and the second end plate, the second reflector comprising a second flange; and
a flexible lens that is bound by a first edge, a second edge that is opposite to the first edge, a third edge that is disposed between a first end of the first edge and a first end of the second edge, and a fourth edge that is opposite to the third edge and disposed between a second end of the first edge and a second end of the second edge,
wherein the flexible lens is disposed between the first flange and the second flange of the door such that the first edge of the flexible lens engages the first flange, the second edge of the flexible lens engages the second flange, the third edge is disposed adjacent the first end plate, and the fourth edge is disposed adjacent the second end plate,
the flexible lens having a width between the first edge and the second edge that requires the flexible lens to bend when disposed between the first flange and the second flange such that the third edge and the fourth edge of the flexible lens are curved when the flexible lens is disposed between the first flange and the second flange,
wherein when the flexible lens is disposed in the door, a first gap exists between the first end plate and the third edge of the flexible lens and a second gap exists between the second end plate and the fourth edge of the flexible lens,
wherein the first end plate of the door comprises a first embossment that obstructs light from exiting the luminaire through the first gap and the second end plate of the door frame comprises a second embossment that obstructs the light from exiting the luminaire through the second gap,
wherein the first embossment and the second embossment protrude into the opening, and
wherein the first embossment and the second embossment are positioned such that when the flexible lens is disposed in the door, the first embossment and the second embossment are disposed above the flexible lens and follow a curve of the third edge and the fourth edge of the flexible lens, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,190,746

OPTICAL LENS FOR BEAM SHAPING AND STEERING AND DEVICES USING THE OPTICAL LENS

ABL IP HOLDING LLC, Cony...

1. A lighting device comprising:a plurality of individually controllable illumination light sources configured to be driven by electrical power to emit light;
an optical lens positioned over the illumination light sources, the optical lens having a plurality of aspheric or spheric surfaces, including an input surface coupled to receive light from the illumination light sources and an output surface;
the input surface includes an input peripheral portion and an input central portion, wherein:
the input peripheral portion extends from the illumination light sources and curves from a region of the illumination light sources towards the input central portion, and
the input central portion curves towards the illumination light sources; and
the output surface includes an output lateral portion, an output shoulder portion, and an output body portion, wherein:
the output lateral portion extends away from the illumination light sources, curves away from the input peripheral portion, and intersects the output shoulder portion;
the output shoulder portion abuts the output body portion; and
the output body portion curves outwards from the illumination light sources and the output shoulder portion.

US Pat. No. 10,190,740

LIGHT SOURCE UNIT AND VEHICLE FRONT LAMP USING THE LIGHT SOURCE UNIT

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A light source unit comprising:a light source module;
a heat sink including a light source arrangement portion on which the light source module is arranged and a plurality of heat dissipation fins that are plate-shaped and arranged in a first direction such that main surfaces thereof face each other;
a drive circuit for controlling driving of the light source module; and
a circuit cover configured to cover the drive circuit,
wherein the light source arrangement portion is provided on an anterior surface side of the heat sink,
the plurality of heat dissipation fins are provided on a posterior surface side of the heat sink, and
the circuit cover is attached to the heat sink such that at least two ventilation holes are present in a spatial region framed by a part of the heat sink that is on the posterior surface side and the circuit cover.

US Pat. No. 10,190,699

ELECTROMAGNETIC ACTUATOR AND VALVE

ZF Friedrichshafen AG, F...

1. An electromagnetic actuator comprising:a first magnetic coil;
a first permanent magnet,
an anchor configured to be moved axially by the first magnetic coil and the first permanent magnet between a first position and a second position, wherein a spring device is connected to the anchor and acts in the axial direction on the anchor, wherein the spring device is configured to exert a return force on the anchor as soon as the anchor is moved from a middle position toward the first position or the second position, wherein the first position is a closed position and the second position is an open position, and
a second magnetic coil,
wherein the first and second magnetic coils as well as the first permanent magnet are disposed axially, such that the first permanent magnet is disposed axially between the first and second magnetic coils.

US Pat. No. 10,190,684

METHOD AND APPARATUS TO CONTROL A CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSMISSION

GM Global Technology Oper...

1. A method for controlling a continuously variable transmission (CVT) of a powertrain system coupled to a driveline of a vehicle, the method comprising:determining minimum and maximum CVT input speeds in response to an accelerator pedal position;
monitoring vehicle speed and a CVT input speed;
determining magnitude of vehicle speed at which the monitored CVT input speed achieves the minimum CVT input speed;
determining a target CVT input acceleration rate based upon the vehicle speed;
determining an input speed trajectory based upon the target CVT input acceleration rate;
determining a desired speed ratio based upon the input speed trajectory and the magnitude of vehicle speed at which the monitored CVT input speed achieves the minimum CVT input speed; and
controlling the CVT based upon the desired speed ratio.

US Pat. No. 10,190,681

CONTROL SYSTEM FOR POWER TRANSMISSION DEVICE FOR VEHICLE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A control system for a power transmission device for a vehicle, the power transmission device including a fluid coupling, the fluid coupling including a lockup clutch, an input member and an output member, the fluid coupling being configured such that the input member and the output member are directly coupled to each other when the lockup clutch is engaged, the control system comprising:an electronic control unit configured to
i) execute engagement control for controlling an engaging pressure of the lockup clutch such that the lockup clutch is half-engaged,
ii) calculate an integrated amount of heat that is generated in the lockup clutch during the engagement control, and
iii) when the integrated amount of heat generated becomes larger than or equal to a predetermined determination value, select one of first control for completely engaging the lockup clutch from a state of the engagement control and second control for releasing the lockup clutch from the state of the engagement control such that a smaller one of a first amount of heat that is generated in the lockup clutch in a period from when the integrated amount of heat generated becomes larger than or equal to the predetermined determination value after a start of the engagement control to when the lockup clutch is completely engaged and a second amount of heat that is generated in the lockup clutch in a period from when the integrated amount of heat generated becomes larger than or equal to the predetermined determination value after the start of the engagement control to when the lockup clutch is released is generated in the lockup clutch.

US Pat. No. 10,190,655

TOOL FOR BALANCING A TURBINE ENGINE MODULE

SNECMA, Paris (FR)

1. Tooling for balancing a turbine engine module in a balancing machine, said module having at least one stator housing and a rotor having a shaft with a longitudinal axis A and at least one blade stage which is connected to a longitudinal end portion of said shaft and which is surrounded by said stator housing, wherein said tooling has at least:a balancing frame, having bearings designed to receive and to guide the shaft and the blade stage of the rotor, the position of at least one of said bearings being adjustable relative to said frame;
first and second attaching means designed to be attached to said stator housing;
third and fourth attaching means provided on said frame, to attach said first and second means, respectively, to said frame, the position of at least one of said third and fourth means being adjustable relative to said frame;
transporting means for transporting the frame;
supporting means for supporting the frame, provided on said frame and designed to cooperate equally well with the balancing machine and with the transporting means for transporting the frame, in order to support said frame in said transporting means for transport and in said balancing machine.

US Pat. No. 10,190,636

COVER FOR A BEARING HOUSING AND A SUPPORT ASSEMBLY FOR ROTATING SHAFT ASSOCIATED

1. A cover for a bearing housing mounted on machinery for the food processing industry, comprising:a bottom wall,
an annular lateral wall that extends transversely to the bottom wall, and
a coupling portion towards the bearing housing obtained integrally on an end of the lateral wall opposite to the bottom wall; wherein
the cover is made in one piece of a polymeric material;
the coupling portion is designed to couple with the bearing housing laterally on the outside of the bearing housing;
the coupling portion is provided on the side opposite to the bottom wall with an annular sealing lip that extends frontally and overhangingly from a frontal rim of the coupling portion and which is made of the same polymeric material as the cover and is obtained integrally in one piece with the coupling portion;
the annular sealing lip is constrained to the frontal rim of the coupling portion so that the is elastically deformable in a radial direction from the inside outwards, wherein
the annular sealing lip is constrained to the frontal rim of the coupling portion by a root portion having a reduced radial thickness, is delimited radially on the inside by a substantially cylindrical lateral surface, while it is delimited radially on the outside by an oblique or curved lateral surface-shaped so that the sealing lip has a maximum radial thickness thereof near a free end thereof and a minimum radial thickness thereof at the root portion.

US Pat. No. 10,190,625

THRUST ROLLER BEARING CAGE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

NTN CORPORATION, Osaka (...

1. A thrust roller bearing cage included in a thrust roller bearing and including a plurality of pockets accommodating rollers, comprising:a radially outer area bent portion formed by bending an area located radially outside the pockets inward in a radial direction; and
projecting portions that are formed in a tip end of the radially outer area bent portion at positions aligned with the pockets and project arcuately such that a tip part as an innermost part of the projecting portion in the radial direction projects inward in the radial direction beyond radially outer edges of the pockets so as to contact end faces of the rollers accommodated in the pockets, the projecting portions having a root part with a width, wherein
the width of the root part of the projecting portion is ? or more and ? or less of a width of the pockets.

US Pat. No. 10,190,618

TRACK BOLT

Caterpillar Inc., Deerfi...

1. A track bolt for an undercarriage system, the track bolt comprising:a head portion;
a body portion extending from the head portion;
a piezo ceramic sensor mounted in a counter bore provided in the track bolt, wherein the piezo ceramic sensor measures a value of a track bolt elongation such that the value of the track bolt elongation is used to calculate a clamping force in the track bolt; and
a plug member disposed in the counter bore, wherein the plug member is configured to seal the piezo ceramic sensor and to allow a probe of a reader to access the piezo ceramic sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,190,611

PANEL

1. A method of simultaneously locking a new quadrangular panel provided with two longitudinal edges and two transverse edges to a previous panel row already assembled from identical panels and to an identical panel already assembled in the same panel row with the proviso that a first longitudinal edge is connected to the previous panel row in positively locking relationship by pivoting the new panel into the plane of the assembled panels, wherein at the same time a first transverse edge of the new panel is brought by a scissor-like movement into positively locking engagement with a second transverse edge of the assembled panel in the same panel row, with the further proviso that the first transverse edge of the panels respectively has a first transverse joining surface and the second transverse edge of the panels respectively has a second transverse joining surface, wherein the first transverse joining surface is brought into contact at that end which is towards the first longitudinal edge with the second transverse joining surface of the assembled panel in the same panel row, wherein the positively locking connection of the longitudinal edge and the transverse edge of the new panel is produced by a wedge-shaped longitudinal join gap and a wedge-shaped transverse join gap being produced between the new panel and the previous panel row, a wedge tip of the wedge-shaped transverse join gap points in the direction of the previous panel row and a wedge tip of the wedge-shaped longitudinal join gap points in the direction of the free second transverse edge of the new panel, and the new panel is finally pivoted into the plane of the assembled panels, wherein the positively locking engagement of the transverse edges and longitudinal edges is completely brought together and the wedge-shaped join gaps are removed.

US Pat. No. 10,190,608

ACTUATOR

AIRBUS OPERATIONS LIMITED...

1. An actuator, comprising:an inner cylinder received in an outer cylinder having a closed end, and a piston received in the inner cylinder that extends from the inner cylinder and the outer cylinder, the piston being slideable relative to the inner cylinder and the outer cylinder in response to the application of fluid pressure to cause the piston to extend further from the inner cylinder and the outer cylinder; and
an auxiliary drive mechanism operable to cause the inner cylinder to extend from the outer cylinder, wherein the piston moves together with the inner cylinder relative to the outer cylinder.

US Pat. No. 10,190,606

ACTUATOR FLEXIBLE MEMBER WITH REACTION FEATURE

Firestone Industrial Prod...

1. An actuator, comprising:a stiff base member defining a bottom of said actuator;
a flexible member connected to said stiff base member and having a sidewall and a contact surface on top of said flexible member, said flexible member and said stiff base member defining a fluid chamber therebetween, said sidewall having a first end connected to said stiff base member and a second end, said second end and said contact surface defining a transition area therebetween, said flexible member being configured to expand when said fluid chamber is filled with fluid;
a reaction feature placed on said transition area that is configured to govern movement of said sidewall; and
wherein said flexible member has a recess formed between said reaction feature and said contact surface.

US Pat. No. 10,190,605

NACELLE FOR AN AIRCRAFT TURBOJET ENGINE PROVIDED WITH A HYDRAULIC ROTO-LINEAR ACTUATOR OF A THRUST REVERSER AND OF A VARIABLE-SECTION NOZZLE

1. A nacelle for an aircraft turbojet engine comprising:a thrust reverser including a cowl displaceable between a deployed position which opens a passage in the nacelle for diverting air flow, and a stowed position which closes the passage;
a fixed structure relative to said cowl; and
a variable-section secondary nozzle comprising a plurality of panels or flaps movable in rotation;
a plurality of hydraulic actuators operable to sequentially actuate said cowl and said panels or flaps, each hydraulic actuator comprising a body mounted on said fixed structure, and a rod mounted in said body, and linked to said cowl and said panels or flaps via a movement transmission device, wherein the movement transmission device transmits movement of said hydraulic actuator to said panels or flaps; and
at least one actuation system for powering said hydraulic actuators, the at least one actuation system comprising a hydraulic control device connected to said hydraulic actuators and adapted to control displacement of the rods of the hydraulic actuators,
wherein said hydraulic actuators each comprise a displacement device which alternately displaces the rod in translation relative to said body to cause translation of the thrust reverser cowl or in rotation relative to said body to cause rotation of said panels or flaps of the variable-section secondary nozzle.

US Pat. No. 10,190,601

SHROUDED AXIAL FAN WITH CASING TREATMENT

CARRIER CORPORATION, Far...

1. A fan assembly comprising:a shrouded fan rotor including:
a plurality of fan blades extending from a rotor hub and rotatable about a central axis of the fan assembly; and
a fan shroud extending circumferentially around the fan rotor and secured to the plurality of fan blades, the shroud having:
a first axially extending annular portion secured to the plurality of fan blades;
a second axially extending annular portion radially outwardly spaced from the first axially extending annular portion; and
a third portion connecting the first and second axially extending annular portions; and
a casing disposed circumferentially around the fan shroud defining a radial clearance between the casing and the fan shroud, the casing including a plurality of casing elements extending from a radially inboard surface of the casing toward the shroud and defining a radial element gap between a first element surface and a maximum radius point of the shroud and an axial element gap between a second element surface and an upstream end of the fan shroud.

US Pat. No. 10,190,595

GAS TURBINE ENGINE BLADE PLATFORM MODIFICATION

General Electric Company,...

1. A gas turbine engine compressor blade comprising:an airfoil and a root section connected to a blade platform therebetween,
the airfoil extending in a chordwise direction between airfoil leading and trailing edges, and
an at least partially curved cropped corner of the blade platform, the at least partially curved cropped corner having a shape and size that avoids resonance of the blade during operation of the gas turbine engine, and the at least partially curved cropped corner is a J-shaped cropped corner including a straight section extending from and perpendicular to a pressure side edge towards a suction side edge of the blade platform and a curved section extending from the straight section to an uncropped portion of a platform trailing edge of the blade platform.

US Pat. No. 10,190,577

HOISTABLE INDUCTION AND COOLING UNIT FOR WIND TURBINE MAINTENANCE

General Electric Company,...

1. A method for detaching mechanically-connected components of a drive train in a wind turbine, comprising;positioning a maintenance tool below a hoist, the maintenance tool comprising a nested configuration of a transport frame portion, an isolation assembly portion, and a lift assembly portion;
hoisting only the lift assembly portion of the maintenance tool into a nacelle of a wind turbine;
connecting the lift assembly portion to a power source in the nacelle;
extending at least two induction cables from an induction generator disposed on the lift assembly portion, and wrapping the at least two induction cables proximate at least a portion of a component of the mechanically-connected components;
operating the induction generator to pass alternating current through the at least two induction cables and inductively heat the wrapped component such that thermal expansion creates a clearance between the mechanically-connected components; and,
separating the mechanically-connected components.

US Pat. No. 10,190,555

ELECTROMAGNETIC VALVE

Hitachi Automotive System...

1. An electromagnetic valve, comprising:a coil;
a valve body;
a projection part;
a fixed core; and
a movable core configured to open the valve body, wherein
a surface treatment having a predetermined thickness is disposed on each facing surface of the fixed core and the movable core,
an outer peripheral flat part, an outer peripheral taper part, an R-shaped part having a curved surface, a flat part, and an inner peripheral taper part are formed, in that order, from an outer peripheral side on the movable core,
the flat part is tangentially connected to the curved surface of the R-shaped part, and
a further taper part, which:
is immediately adjacent to the inner peripheral taper part,
is inclined at a larger angle than the inner peripheral taper part,
is provided at an inner diameter side of the inner peripheral taper part.

US Pat. No. 10,190,548

HEAT SHIELDING STRUCTURE FOR INTAKE SYSTEM FOR ENGINE OF MOTORCYCLE

KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIK...

1. A heat shielding structure for an intake system for an engine of a motorcycle in which a cylinder is tilted frontward, the heat shielding structure comprising:a throttle unit provided above the cylinder; and
a heat shielding sheet provided between the cylinder and the throttle unit,
the heat shielding sheet protecting the throttle unit from radiation heat of the cylinder, wherein
the throttle unit includes: a throttle body having a throttle valve therein; a sensor provided to the throttle body; and an intake pipe configured to connect the throttle body and an intake port of the engine,
the heat shielding sheet includes an intake pipe insertion hole through which the intake pipe is inserted, and
the heat shielding sheet extends between the cylinder and the throttle unit, and is configured to block the radiation heat from the cylinder to the throttle unit.

US Pat. No. 10,190,545

FUEL-SAVING DEVICE

1. A fuel-saving device for treating a fuel, comprising:at least one pyroelectric element that is to be in contact with the fuel and that includes a polymer substrate and a plurality of polarized pyroelectric particles dispersed in said polymer substrate, said polarized pyroelectric particles having infrared absorption peaks at wavenumber ranging from 430 cm?1 to 980 cm?1 and from 1600 cm?1 to 2700 cm?1.

US Pat. No. 10,190,535

HYPEREUTECTIC ALUMINUM-SILICON-BASED ALLOY HAVING SUPERIOR ELASTICITY AND WEAR RESISTANCE

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. An aluminum alloy comprising:an amount of 14 to 21% by weight of silicon (Si);
an amount of about 1 to 5% by weight of nickel (Ni);
an amount of about 4 to 5% by weight of titanium (Ti);
an amount of about 0.7 to 1% by weight of boron (B); and
aluminum (Al) constituting remaining balance of the aluminum alloy,
all the % by weight based on the total weight of the aluminum alloy.

US Pat. No. 10,190,533

INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE AND METHOD FOR COATING INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE COMPONENTS

GM Global Technology Oper...

12. A method of applying a coating to a component of an internal combustion engine comprising:providing a substrate having a presenting surface;
placing a bonding layer on the presenting surface;
applying an insulating layer on the bonding layer such that the bonding layer is disposed between the presenting surface and the insulating layer;
heating the insulating layer and the bonding layer with a heating process to form the coating on the support surface of the substrate; and
applying a sealing layer to the insulating layer, wherein the sealing layer is applied to a portion of the insulating layer such that the insulating layer is disposed between the sealing layer and the bonding layer.

US Pat. No. 10,190,525

METHOD OF CALCULATING AN ANGULAR POSITION OF A CRANKSHAFT DURING A FUEL INJECTION EVENT

GM Global Technology Oper...

1. A method of controlling an internal combustion engine, the method comprising:calculating an angular position of a crankshaft of the internal combustion engine at the occurrence of a previous fuel injection event, with an engine controller, from the equation

wherein ?inj is the angular position of the crankshaft at the occurrence of the previous fuel injection event, L2=?02?P(?)·(3?2?4??)d?, L1=?02?P(?)·(2??2?)d?, P(?) is a fuel pressure data stream within a fuel rail of the internal combustion engine relative to the angular position of the crankshaft during the previous fuel injection event, and ? is the angular position of the crankshaft; and
adjusting a fuel injection timing of a future fuel injection event, with the engine controller, based on the calculated angular position of the crankshaft at the occurrence of the previous fuel injection event, so that the future fuel injection event occurs at a desired angular position of the crankshaft.

US Pat. No. 10,190,524

INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE HAVING TWO FUEL INJECTORS PER CYLINDER AND CONTROL METHOD THEREFOR

BOMBARDIER RECREATIONAL P...

1. A method for controlling a two-stroke internal combustion engine, the engine having at least one combustion chamber, at least one direct fuel injector for injecting fuel directly in the at least one combustion chamber, and at least one port fuel injector for injecting fuel upstream of the at least one combustion chamber, the method comprising:determining a first fuel quantity to be supplied to the at least one combustion chamber;
determining a ratio of the first fuel quantity to be injected by the at least one direct fuel injector;
determining a ratio of the first fuel quantity to be injected by the at least one port fuel injector;
injecting a second fuel quantity in the at least one combustion chamber using the at least one direct fuel injector;
injecting a third fuel quantity upstream of the at least one combustion chamber using the at least one port fuel injector,
a sum of the second and third fuel quantities being initially greater than the first fuel quantity; and
decreasing at least one of the second and third fuel quantities over time such that the sum of the second and third fuel quantities equals at least the first fuel quantity.

US Pat. No. 10,190,518

VEHICLE CONTROL APPARATUS FOR DIAGNOSING THE CURRENT STATE OF THE BATTERY AND FOR CONTROLLING THE START-STOP FUNCTION ACCORDINGLY

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A vehicle control apparatus, comprising:a current sensor that detects a current value of a battery; and
a processing device that suppresses initiation of idling stop control in a vehicle non-stop state with a vehicle speed higher than 0, in the case where an abnormal state of the battery is detected based on an output signal of the current sensor in the vehicle non-stop state, wherein
the processing device initiates the idling stop control in the case where predetermined initiation conditions, including the vehicle speed being at or lower than a predetermined vehicle speed, are satisfied, and the processing device sets the predetermined vehicle speed as a first value in the case where the abnormal state of the battery is not detected, and sets the predetermined vehicle speed as a second value smaller than the first value in the case where the abnormal state of the battery is detected, and
the processing device, during stop of the engine by the idling stop control, restarts the engine in the case where predetermined termination conditions are satisfied, and the processing device sets the predetermined vehicle speed, which has been set as the second value when the abnormal state of the battery is detected, as the first value following the restart of the engine.

US Pat. No. 10,190,517

EXHAUST GAS PURIFYING APPARATUS FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

Honda Motor Co., Ltd., T...

1. An exhaust gas purifying apparatus for an internal combustion engine, in which a NOx absorbing catalyst and a NOx concentration sensor for detecting a NOx concentration in exhaust gases of said engine, are provided in an exhaust passage of said engine, wherein said NOx absorbing catalyst absorbs NOx in the exhaust gases when the exhaust gases are in an oxidizing state while said NOx absorbing catalyst reduces the absorbed NOx when the exhaust gases are in a reducing state, and said NOx concentration sensor is disposed downstream of said NOx absorbing catalyst,said exhaust gas purifying apparatus comprising enriching means for performing a rich spike in which an air-fuel ratio of an air-fuel mixture supplied to said engine is temporarily enriched to make the exhaust gases be in the reducing state, said enriching means determining an execution timing of the rich spike based on a detected output from said NOx concentration sensor,
wherein said enriching means includes change tendency determining means for determining a change tendency of the detected output;
determines that it is unnecessary to perform the rich spike during a reducing state period from the time the rich spike ends to the time a preset time period has elapsed;
begins the determination by said change tendency determining means at an end timing of a period of the reducing state; and
determines that it is unnecessary to perform the rich spike when the change tendency is determined to be an output decreasing state where the detected output is decreasing,
wherein said enriching means determines the execution timing of the rich spike using the detected output when the change tendency is determined to be an output staying/increasing state where the detected output is staying at a constant value or increasing after the end timing of the reducing state period.

US Pat. No. 10,190,514

PURGE DEVICE, AND INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE PROVIDED WITH THE SAME

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A purge device for mounting on an internal combustion engine including a supercharger, the purge device comprising:a canister configured to trap evaporated fuel generated in a fuel tank;
a purge passage configured to extend from the canister and be connected to an upstream side of a compressor of the supercharger in an intake passage of the internal combustion engine;
a supply unit configured to supply purge gas within the purge passage to the upstream side of the compressor in the intake passage during supercharging using the supercharger;
a throttle configured to be provided in a portion of the intake passage connected with the purge passage and limit an inflow of gas from the purge passage;
a sensor configured to detect internal pressure downstream of the supply unit in the purge passage; and
a processor configured to determine that a passage end of the purge passage connected to the intake passage deviates from the intake passage, in a case where a detection value obtained by the sensor during the operation of the supply unit is lower than a predetermined pressure, and the processor is configured such that the only deviation of the passage end of the purge passage that the processor determines is the deviation of the passage end of the purge passage connected to the intake passage.

US Pat. No. 10,190,511

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR A VEHICLE

SCANIA CV AB, (SE)

1. A method for running a vehicle having a combustion engine, a starter motor and a driveshaft to which the engine is selectively connected to deliver driving force to the driveshaft for propulsion of the vehicle when the vehicle is in motion, the method comprising:determining that the vehicle is approaching a downgrade within a period of time or within a specified distance;
in response to the determination that the vehicle is approaching a downgrade, determining, based on look ahead data obtained for the vehicle, a look ahead data-based freewheel period of time, the look ahead data-based freewheel period of time being at least a period during which the vehicle is on the downgrade;
determining whether the look ahead data-based freewheel period of time is at least as long as a predetermined first period of time such that an amount of fuel reduction when the engine is switched off for the entirety of the first period of time is at least a first predetermined amount of fuel consumed when the engine is started by the starter motor; and
only when the determination is made that the look ahead data-based freewheel period of time is at least as long as the predetermined first period of time, disconnecting the engine from the driveshaft for the entirety of the look ahead data-based freewheel period, and switching off the engine for the entirety of the look ahead data-based freewheel period.

US Pat. No. 10,190,504

COMBUSTOR SEAL MISTAKE-PROOFING FOR A GAS TURBINE ENGINE

United Technologies Corpo...

9. A gas turbine engine comprising:an outer casing;
a combustor within the outer casing;
a plurality of vane alignment features within and connected to the outer casing, wherein the plurality of vane alignment features includes: a first lug including a first width in a circumferential direction; and a second lug including a third width in the circumferential direction;
a turbine vane downstream of the combustor, the turbine vane including: an outer platform surface facing in an upstream axial direction; and
an alignment feature for engaging with the plurality of vane alignment features to align the turbine vane to the outer casing; and
a combustor seal in contact with the platform surface and a downstream end of the combustor configured to seal a gap defined between the combustor and the outer platform surface of the turbine vane, the combustor seal including: a seal body, and
a plurality of seal alignment features projecting from the seal body configured to engage the plurality of vane alignment features for aligning the combustor seal relative to the turbine vane, wherein one of the seal alignment features is a different size from the rest of the seal alignment features such that there is only one alignment position of the combustor seal with respect to a turbine vane assembly in which the differently sized seal alignment feature engages and mates with a correspondingly sized vane alignment feature that is a second different size from the rest of the vane alignment features, wherein the plurality of seal alignment features includes:
a first fork including a first prong and a second prong, wherein the first prong and the second prong are separated in the circumferential direction by a second width, the second width greater than the first width such that the first fork can engage the first lug; and
a second fork including a third prong and a fourth prong, wherein the third prong and the fourth prong are separated in the circumferential direction by a fourth width, the fourth width greater than the third width such that the second fork can engage the second lug, and wherein the second fork is circumferentially spaced from the first fork;
wherein the first width is greater than the fourth width such that the second fork cannot engage the first lug.

US Pat. No. 10,190,503

COMPACT AERO-THERMO MODEL BASED TIP CLEARANCE MANAGEMENT

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPO...

1. A control system, comprising:an actuator for positioning a control device, the control device comprising a rotary apparatus including a rotor and a rotor case, wherein the actuator positions the control device;
a control law configured to direct the actuator as a function of a model output; and
a model processor configured to generate the model output, the model processor comprising:
an input object for processing a model input vector and setting a model operating mode;
a set state module for setting dynamic states of the model processor, the dynamic states input to an open loop model based on the model operating mode;
wherein the open loop model generates current state derivatives, solver state errors, and synthesized parameters as a function of the dynamic states and the model input vector, wherein the open loop model constrains the current state derivatives and solver state errors based on a series of cycle synthesis modules, each member of the series of cycle synthesis modules modeling a component of a cycle of the control device and comprising a series of utilities, the utilities based on mathematical abstractions of physical laws that govern behavior of the component, the series of cycle synthesis modules including a rotary apparatus module which estimates a tip clearance between the rotor and the rotor case;
an estimate state module configured to determine an estimated state of the model based on at least one of a prior state, the current state derivatives, the solver state errors, and the synthesized parameters; and
an output object for processing at least the synthesized parameters of the model to determine the model output.

US Pat. No. 10,190,501

GAS TURBINES ENGINE SUPPORT STRUCTURES

ROLLS-ROYCE plc, London ...

1. A ducted fan gas turbine engine having a propulsive fan, a fan case surrounding the fan, a core engine, and a plurality of support structures which transmit loads from the core engine to the fan case, each support structure having:two support struts which extend from the core engine to a joint radially outwardly of the fan case, the support struts being spaced apart at the core engine but converging to meet at the joint forming a first A-frame structure with the joint at an apex of the first A-frame structure; and
two structural elements which extend from the joint to respective fixing positions on the fan case at opposite sides of the joint forming a second A-frame structure with the joint at an apex of the second A-frame structure.

US Pat. No. 10,190,492

DUAL CRANKSHAFT, OPPOSED-PISTON ENGINES WITH VARIABLE CRANK PHASING

ACHATES POWER, INC., San...

1. An opposed-piston, internal combustion engine comprising:one or more cylinders, each cylinder including exhaust and intake ports near respective outer ends of the cylinder, wherein the cylinders are juxtaposed and oriented with exhaust and intake ports mutually aligned;
a pair of crankshafts rotatably mounted near respective exhaust and intake ends of the cylinders;
a pair of pistons disposed in each cylinder for opening and closing the ports of the cylinder by opposed sliding movement in the bore of the cylinder;
all of the pistons opening and closing the exhaust ports being coupled by connecting rods to the crankshaft mounted near the exhaust ends of the cylinders, and all of the pistons opening and closing the intake ports being coupled by connecting rods to the crankshaft mounted near the intake ends of the cylinders;
a gear train coupling the crankshafts to an output drive; and,
a crank phasing mechanism operatively coupled to a crankshaft and to the gear train for changing a crank angle of the crankshaft.

US Pat. No. 10,190,485

CONTROL APPARATUS FOR ENGINE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A control apparatus for an engine, the control apparatus being configured to control the engine, the engine comprising:an exhaust-driven supercharger having an adjusting mechanism at an exhaust passage, the adjusting mechanism being configured to change a supercharging efficiency according to an opening degree of the adjusting mechanism, control modes of the adjusting mechanism including a first control mode and a second control mode, the first control mode allowing the opening degree to be maintained at a maximum supercharging efficiency opening degree at which the exhaust-driven supercharger has a maximum supercharging efficiency independently of a deviation between a target supercharging pressure and an actual supercharging pressure, the second control mode allowing the deviation to be fed back to the opening degree; and
an electrically-driven supercharger which is driven by an electrical power supplied from an electrical power supply,
the control apparatus comprising a controller,
the controller being programmed to:
determine engine operating conditions;
determine whether or not a supplied amount of the electrical power to the electrically-driven supercharger decreases due to a stop of the supply of the electrical power to the electrically-driven supercharger; and
when the control mode of the adjusting mechanism is in the first control mode, maintain the control mode in the first control mode before it is determined that the supped amount decreases.

US Pat. No. 10,190,480

ENGINE COVER PLATE

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A system for engine cooling, comprising:a cover plate for a coolant passage, the cover plate comprising a depression, coupled to a side of a cylinder block, and positioned adjacent to a water jacket of a cylinder, the cover plate including a coolant outlet port displaced away from a coolant inlet port, and a plurality of oil ports, where at least one of the oil ports is located in the cover plate and fluidly coupled to one or more piston oil injectors, the depression of the cover plate extending into a coolant cavity within the side of the cylinder block, a surface of the depression which contacts a coolant being sloped in an arc in a lateral plane with upward concavity, where the lateral plane is parallel to a y-z plane defined by a y-axis and a z-axis, the z-axis in the direction of gravity, and where the coolant inlet port is located in a higher portion of the coolant cavity than the coolant outlet port with respect to gravity, the coolant outlet port displaced away from the coolant inlet port both in a direction of the y-axis and the z-axis; and
the coolant cavity, covered by the cover plate, within the coolant passage and coupled to a fluid pump and the water jacket.

US Pat. No. 10,190,471

EXHAUST-GAS AFTER-TREATMENT DEVICE

MAN Energy Solutions SE, ...

1. An exhaust gas after-treatment device for an internal combustion engine, comprising:a housing through which exhaust gas from the internal combustion engine flows;
exhaust gas purification chambers having substantially parallel walls arranged in the housing and configured to accommodate at least one of catalytic converters and particulate filters; and
muffler chambers having substantially parallel walls arranged in the housing, each having a defined depth in a flow direction and configured to muffle, wherein each gas purification chamber is bounded by a respective muffler chamber at each gas purification chamber's input and output in the flow direction;
wherein the exhaust gas purification chambers and the muffler chambers are arranged in series spatially, and
wherein the exhaust gas purification chambers and the muffler chambers are arranged parallel to one another with respect to flow,
wherein respective end faces of each muffler chamber and each gas purification chamber are arranged in parallel, so that a standing wave can form.

US Pat. No. 10,190,470

CATALYTIC DEVICE DETECTION SYSTEM

1. In an engine having an exhaust gas system which flows exhaust gasses through an aftertreatment device, a method for detecting the aftertreatment device, the method comprising the following steps:(a) sensing an inlet temperature of the exhaust gas at an inlet of the aftertreatment device;
(b) sensing an outlet temperature of the exhaust gas at an outlet of the aftertreatment device;
(c) filtering the inlet temperature;
(d) calculating an inlet temperature difference between the filtered and unfiltered inlet temperatures;
(e) comparing the inlet temperature difference to a first threshold;
(f) detecting that the inlet temperature difference is greater than a predetermined threshold, and in response to the detection of an occurrence of the inlet temperature difference being greater than the predetermined threshold, calculating an outlet temperature difference between a modeled outlet temperature and the sensed outlet temperature, the modeled outlet temperature representing a simulated temperature of the exhaust gas at the outlet of the aftertreatment device;
(g) comparing an absolute value of the outlet temperature difference to a second threshold; and
(h) detecting that the absolute value of the outlet temperature difference is greater than the second threshold, in response to the detection of the outlet temperature difference being greater than the second threshold, sending a signal to an operator of the engine indicating that the aftertreatment device is missing.

US Pat. No. 10,190,466

PRESSURE DIFFERENTIATED EXHAUST AFTERTREATMENT DEVICE

Volvo Car Corporation, G...

1. An exhaust gas aftertreatment device for purification of exhaust gas emissions, the exhaust gas aftertreatment device for arrangement in an exhaust gas passage subsequently of an internal combustion engine, and for enclosure by an encapsulating portion of the exhaust gas passage, the exhaust gas aftertreatment device comprising:a first catalytic substrate and a second catalytic substrate, the first catalytic substrate for arrangement upstream of the second catalytic substrate, the first and second catalytic substrates for arrangement such that a respective catalytic substrate covers a majority of a respective flow cross sectional area of the exhaust gas passage, and the first and second catalytic substrates for arrangement to extend a respective length in a flow direction of the exhaust gas passage;
a reductant injecting device; and
a pipe for arrangement in the flow direction of the first catalytic substrate such that the pipe provides a passage through the first catalytic substrate, the pipe comprising an obstructing portion for arrangement such that the obstructing portion covers a cross sectional area of the pipe such that a difference in back pressure is obtainable between the pipe and the first catalytic substrate, the pipe further comprising circumferential perforations along at least a portion of a length of the pipe, wherein the perforations enable exhaust gas to flow into or out of the pipe through the perforations, and wherein the first catalytic substrate for arrangement to extend along the pipe such that the first catalytic substrate is located radially outwards of the circumferential perforations of the pipe so that the perforations enable exhaust gasses to pass through a lateral surface of the pipe and, depending on the pressure difference between the exhaust gas in the pipe and the exhaust gas in the first catalytic substrate, enable exhaust gas to pass the lateral surface either from the first catalytic substrate into the pipe or from the pipe into the first catalytic substrate;
wherein the reductant injecting device is configured to extend through the encapsulating portion and into the pipe, such that reductant is injectable within the pipe.

US Pat. No. 10,190,461

EXHAUST GAS CONTROL SYSTEM FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE AND CONTROL METHOD FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki ...

6. A control method for an internal combustion engine,the internal combustion engine including an exhaust gas control system,
the exhaust gas control system including a first selective reduction NOx catalyst provided in an exhaust passage of the internal combustion engine, a first addition valve provided in the exhaust passage on an upstream side of the first selective reduction NOx catalyst in an exhaust gas flow direction, a second addition valve provided in the exhaust passage on a downstream side of the first selective reduction NOx catalyst in the exhaust gas flow direction, and an electronic control unit configured to control addition of an additive from the first addition valve and addition of the additive from the second addition valve,
the first selective reduction NOx catalyst being configured to selectively reduce NOx in the exhaust gas of the internal combustion engine with a reducing agent, and
the reducing agent being ammonia,
the first addition valve being configured to add the additive toward an end surface on the upstream side of the first selective reduction NOx catalyst, and
the second addition valve being configured to add the additive toward an end surface on the downstream side of the first selective reduction NOx catalyst, and
the additive being one of the ammonia and a precursor of the ammonia,
the control method comprising:
determining, by the electronic control unit, whether or not an exhaust gas flow rate is equal to or lower than a predetermined flow rate; and
adding the additive onto the first selective reduction NOx catalyst from both of the first addition valve and the second addition valve, as a result of the electronic control unit determining that the flow rate of the exhaust gas flowing in the exhaust passage is less than the predetermined flow rate when the electronic control unit allows the ammonia to be adsorbed onto the first selective reduction NOx catalyst.

US Pat. No. 10,190,459

INJECTION DEVICE

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. An injection device (1), comprising:a pressure-controlled and outward-opening injection valve (2) which includes an axially displaceable valve piston (6) which penetrates through a throughflow opening (7) in a valve body (5) and has a valve tip (9) at one end,
a valve seat (8) assigned to the throughflow opening (7), and
at least one spring element (11) which urges the valve piston (6) having the valve tip (9) against the valve seat (8) in order to close the throughflow opening (7),
wherein the throughflow opening in the valve body continually tapers in a direction toward the valve seat,
wherein the valve tip (9) is axially displaceable in a flow chamber (15) which is formed between the valve body (5) and a perforated injection plate (14) which has a plurality of injection openings (19), and
wherein the valve tip (9) has, on a side opposed to the valve seat (8), an axial stop (18) interacting with the perforated injection plate (14), characterized in that the axial stop (18) is formed by an axial projection (17) on a flat underside (16) of the valve tip (9) that is assigned to the perforated injection plate (14).

US Pat. No. 10,190,457

EXHAUST GAS PURIFICATION APPARATUS FOR AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki ...

1. An exhaust gas purification apparatus for an internal combustion engine comprising:a first catalyst in a form of a three-way catalyst that is arranged in an exhaust passage of the internal combustion engine, and has an oxygen storage capacity;
a second catalyst in the form of a three-way catalyst that is arranged in said exhaust passage at a downstream side of said first catalyst, and has an oxygen storage capacity; and
a controller configured to make a target air fuel ratio of said internal combustion engine vary;
wherein said controller configured to carry out lean control and rich control in an alternate manner, said lean control setting a reference lean air fuel ratio, which is an air fuel ratio set as a target mean value of the target air fuel ratio at the time of making the target air fuel ratio of said internal combustion engine vary and which is an air fuel ratio leaner than a stoichiometric air fuel ratio, said lean control making the target air fuel ratio of said internal combustion engine vary between a first lean air fuel ratio, which is an air fuel ratio leaner than said reference lean air fuel ratio, and a first rich air fuel ratio, which is an air fuel ratio richer than the stoichiometric air fuel ratio, and said rich control setting a reference rich air fuel ratio, which is an air fuel ratio set as a target mean value of the target air fuel ratio at the time of making the target air fuel ratio of said internal combustion engine vary and which is an air fuel ratio richer than the stoichiometric air fuel ratio, said rich control making the target air fuel ratio of said internal combustion engine vary between a second lean air fuel ratio, which is an air fuel ratio leaner than the stoichiometric air fuel ratio, and a second rich air fuel ratio, which is an air fuel ratio richer than the reference rich air fuel ratio; and
when making said target air fuel ratio vary in the case of carrying out said lean control, said controller configured to make makes a period per one time in which said target air fuel ratio becomes said first lean air fuel ratio longer than a period per one time in which said target air fuel ratio becomes said first rich air fuel ratio, and make a deviation of said first lean air fuel ratio from said reference lean air fuel ratio smaller than a deviation of said first rich air fuel ratio from said reference lean air fuel ratio.

US Pat. No. 10,190,450

CAMSHAFT DEACTIVATION SYSTEM FOR AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

4. A camshaft drive system for an internal combustion engine, comprising:a camshaft including a plurality of cam lobes thereon;
a planetary gear system including a first component drivingly connected to said camshaft;
a motor drivingly connected to a second component of the planetary gear system; and
an input device driven by the internal combustion engine and drivingly connected to a third component of the planetary gear system; and
a controller for controlling operation of the motor for selectively driving the second component at a same speed as the third component and for selectively preventing rotation of the first component of the planetary gear system for preventing rotation of the camshaft
wherein the third component of the planetary gear system is a sun gear.

US Pat. No. 10,190,433

SHAFT SEALING MECHANISM

MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER ...

1. A shaft sealing mechanism that, by being disposed in an annular space formed between a fixed part and a rotating shaft, partitions the annular space into a high-pressure-side region and a low-pressure-side region to prevent fluid from flowing from the high-pressure-side region toward the low-pressure-side region in the annular space in a direction of the rotating shaft, characterized in that the shaft sealing mechanism comprises:an annular seal housing disposed at an inner circumferential portion of the fixed part;
a plurality of thin-plate seal pieces stacked and disposed annularly in a circumferential direction of the rotating shaft, each of which has an outer-circumferential-side proximal end fixed to the seal housing, an inner-circumferential-side distal end being a free end and forming an acute angle with an outer circumferential surface of the rotating shaft, and a width dimension in the direction of the rotating shaft;
an annular high-pressure-side plate disposed between high-pressure-side side edges of the thin-plate seal pieces facing the high-pressure-side region and the seal housing so as to form a gap between the high-pressure-side plate and the seal housing in the direction of the rotating shaft, an inner-circumferential-side distal end of the high-pressure-side plate being positioned outward of the inner-circumferential-side distal ends of the thin-plate seal pieces in the radial direction of the rotating shaft; and
an annular low-pressure-side plate held between the seal housing and low-pressure-side side edges of the thin-plate seal pieces facing the low-pressure-side region so as to form a gap between the low-pressure-side side edges and the seal housing in the direction of the rotating shaft, an inner-circumferential-side distal end of the low-pressure-side plate being positioned outward of the inner-circumferential-side distal end of the high-pressure-side plate in the radial direction of the rotating shaft, wherein
each of the thin-plate seal pieces has a thick part circumferential-side distal end of the low-pressure-side plate in the radial direction of the rotating shaft and also outward of the inner-circumferential-side distal end of the high-pressure-side plate in the radial direction of the rotating shaft.

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. 10,190,424

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. 10,190,420

FLARED CROSSOVERS FOR AIRFOILS

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPO...

1. An airfoil, comprising:an airfoil section extending in a spanwise direction from a platform section, said airfoil section extending in a circumferential direction between a pressure side and a suction side, said airfoil section extending in an axial direction between a leading edge and a trailing edge, and said airfoil section having an external wall and an internal wall, said internal wall defining a reference plane extending in said spanwise direction along a surface of said internal wall;
a first cavity and a second cavity separated by said internal wall;
a plurality of crossover passages within said internal wall and connecting said first cavity to said second cavity, each of said plurality of crossover passages defining a passage axis, said plurality of crossover passages distributed in said spanwise direction and arranged such that said passage axis of each of said plurality of crossover passages intersects a surface of said second cavity, said second cavity being an impingement cooling cavity, and wherein said second cavity is bounded by said external wall; and
wherein said passage axis of each of said plurality of crossover passages is arranged at a radial angle relative to a localized region of said reference plane such that said radial angle of at least three of said plurality of crossover passages differs in said spanwise direction, said localized region defined at an intersection of said passage axis and said reference plane, and said radial angle defined such that a component of said passage axis extends in said spanwise direction.

US Pat. No. 10,190,411

DOWNHOLE FLUID CHARACTERIZATION METHODS AND SYSTEMS USING MULTI-ELECTRODE CONFIGURATIONS

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A method comprising:placing a tubular base structure having a multi-electrode configuration disposed thereon in at least a portion of a well bore penetrating at least a portion of a subterranean formation, the multi-electrode configuration comprising at least first and second electrodes with a dielectric layer between the tubular base structure and the electrodes, wherein the first electrode is positioned at a first height radially from an outer surface of the tubular base structure and at least another of the electrodes is positioned at a second height radially from an outer surface of the tubular base structure that is greater than or less than the first height, wherein the tubular base structure comprises a casing;
collecting electromagnetic measurements using the multi-electrode configuration; and
processing the electromagnetic measurements to obtain a characterization of at least one fluid in an annulus between the tubular base structure and an inner wall of the well bore.

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. 10,190,405

BOREHOLE ARRAY FOR RANGING AND CROSSWELL TELEMETRY

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A method that comprises:emitting electromagnetic beacons by at least some of a plurality of electromagnetic reference nodes distributed along one or more reference wells and wired to a surface controller;
storing, by said at least some of the plurality of electromagnetic reference nodes, position information comprising at least one type of data consisting of distance and direction of a bottomhole assembly in another well wherein each of the plurality of electromagnetic reference nodes includes a data queue responsive to being polled, and wherein the bottomhole assembly is configured to determine the position information relative to an emitted beacon from one of the plurality of reference nodes, to open a communication channel with said one of the plurality of reference nodes, and to provide the position information to a corresponding data queue;
polling said at least some of the plurality of electromagnetic reference nodes distributed along the one or more reference wells;
conveying the position information stored by said at least some of the plurality of electromagnetic reference nodes to the surface controller in response to said polling; and
steering the bottomhole assembly in the other well based at least in part on triangulating a position of the bottomhole assembly relative to two or more of the plurality of electromagnetic reference nodes using respective emitted beacons from the two or more of the plurality of electromagnetic reference nodes and the position information obtained from said polling.

US Pat. No. 10,190,400

SOLVENT INJECTION RECOVERY PROCESS

STATOIL ASA, Stavanger (...

1. A process for the recovery of hydrocarbons from a hydrocarbon bearing formation in which are situated an upper injection well and a lower production well, the method comprising the steps:preheating the region between the wells by circulating hot solvent through at least part of both of the wells until hydraulic communication between both wells is achieved;
injecting solvent into the upper injection well at or above its critical temperature, wherein the solvent is pentane or a mixture of butane and pentane, thereby:
i) creating a hot solvent chamber consisting of solvent vapour and liquid,
ii) mixing of the bitumen and the solvent at the boundary of the solvent chamber so formed, and
iii) causing a mixture of the hydrocarbon and solvent to drain downwards by gravity and sideways by pressure gradient towards the lower production well; and
producing the mixture to the surface through the lower production well.

US Pat. No. 10,190,398

DETONATOR STRUCTURE AND SYSTEM

SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY C...

1. A system for perforating, comprising:a perforating gun having a shaped charge;
a detonator cord coupled to the shaped charge; and
a detonator system coupled to the detonator cord to initiate detonation of the detonator cord for ultimate detonation of the shaped charge, the detonator system comprising:
a circuit board lying generally along a plane and having electronics;
a first explosive component engaged with the electronics and extending from the circuit board, wherein the first explosive component has a first longitudinal axis; and
a second explosive component having a second longitudinal axis, the second explosive component being engaged with the first explosive component such that the second longitudinal axis being approximately perpendicular to the first longitudinal axis, the electronics being controlled to initiate explosion of the first explosive component which, in turn, initiates explosion of the second explosive component to cause detonation of the detonating cord and the shaped charge.

US Pat. No. 10,190,394

ENERGY HARVESTING FROM A DOWNHOLE JAR

Halliburton Energy Servic...

3. A system for generating electrical energy in a downhole environment, the system comprising:a conveyance;
a jar comprising a movable member and a stationary member, the movable member being movable relative to the stationary member by a control system;
a magnet coupled to the stationary member; and
a conductive coil coupled to the movable member; wherein the magnet moves relative to the coil to generate electrical energy in response to movement of the movable member relative to the stationary member; and
an energy storage subsystem coupled to the movable member and electrically coupled to the conductive coil.

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. 10,190,366

HYBRID DRILL BITS HAVING INCREASED DRILLING EFFICIENCY

Baker Hughes Incorporated...

1. An earth-boring drill bit comprising:a bit body configured at its upper extent for connection to a drill string, the bit body having a central axis and a bit face comprising a cone region, a nose region, a shoulder region, and a radially outermost gage region;
at least one primary fixed blade extending downward from the bit body in the axial direction, the at least one primary fixed blade having a leading edge and a trailing edge and extending radially along the bit face;
a plurality of fixed-blade cutting elements arranged on the leading edge of the at least one primary fixed blade;
at least one secondary fixed blade extending downward from the bit body in the axial direction and having a leading edge and a trailing edge, the at least one secondary fixed blade extending radially outward along the bit face from proximate the bit axis through the cone region in substantial radial alignment with the at least one primary fixed blade; and
at least one rolling cutter mounted for rotation between the at least one primary fixed blade and the at least one secondary fixed blade.

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. 10,190,337

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. 10,190,333

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. 10,190,304

LIQUID-CONTACT ACTIVATED MUSICAL INSTRUMENT

1. A system, comprising:a first sensor operable to determine that a stream of liquid in contact therewith meets or exceeds a first threshold and emit a first signal, wherein the first sensor is associated with a device configured to be disposed in a human waste receptacle;
a second sensor associated with the device and operable to determine that the stream of liquid in contact therewith meets or exceeds a second threshold and emit a second signal;
a circuit electrically coupled with the first and second sensors, wherein the circuit is operable to:
generate a first electrical pulse in response to receiving the first signal; and
generate a second electrical pulse in response to receiving the second signal; and
a user interface configured to:
receive the first and second electrical pulses; and
inform a user of a number of times the stream of liquid in contact with the first and second sensors respectively exceeded the first and second thresholds over a particular time period.

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. 10,190,291

MODULAR SIDEBAR PROTECTING WEAR MEMBER AND SYSTEM

Caterpillar Inc., Deerfi...

1. A sidebar protecting wear member, comprising:a module having a length extending in a length direction from a first end to a second end, and a width extending in a width direction from a first side to a second side, the length being greater than the width;
a generally planar surface on the module and a plurality of sidebar engaging abutments protruding from the generally planar surface;
an attachment tab on the module at only one of the first and second sides of the module and extending in a direction generally perpendicular to the generally planar surface;
a first projecting element extending in the length direction from the first end of the module and extending from the first side of the module across a portion of the width of the module; and
a second projecting element extending in the length direction from the second end of the module and extending from the second side of the module across a portion of the width of the module.

US Pat. No. 10,190,285

EXCAVATING APPARATUS, EXCAVATION BLADE PLATE AND EXCAVATING METHOD

KOBELCO CONSTRUCTION MACH...

1. An excavating apparatus for forming a continuous trench below a ground surface, comprising:an apparatus body disposed on the ground surface;
a support member suspended from the apparatus body and disposed below the ground surface;
an endless-shaped chain supported by the support member in such a manner as to be movable on an outer periphery of the support member in a given circulating movement plane in a given circulating movement direction;
a plurality of excavation blade plates fixed to an outer peripheral surface of the chain at intervals along the circulating movement direction of the chain, each of the excavation blade plates including: a plate body extending longer than the chain in a width direction of the chain orthogonal to each of the circulating movement plane of the chain and the circulating movement direction of the chain, and having an obverse surface and a reverse surface; and a plurality of excavation blades arranged on the obverse surface of the plate body at least at opposite ends thereof in the width direction, in opposed relation to a ground below the ground surface, the excavation blade plates being circulatingly movable integrally together with the chain to thereby excavate the ground;
a plurality of fastening members fastening the chain and the excavation blade plates together in a direction parallel to the circulating movement plane and orthogonal to the width direction, in such a manner that the outer peripheral surface of the chain and the reverse surface of the plate body come into press contact with each other;
a chain drive section which circulatingly moves the chain in the circulating movement direction; and
a support member drive section which moves the support member along a given forward movement direction,
wherein
the chain includes:
a pair of strip members each formed in an endless shape and disposed with a distance therebetween in the width direction, each of the pair of strip members having the outer peripheral surface; and
a coupling member coupling the pair of strip members together in such a manner as to enable the distance between the pair of strip members to be kept constant, and
each of the excavation blade plates includes an inward-side protruding portion formed to protrude from the reverse surface of the plate body and inserted into a space between the pair of strip members, the inward-side protruding portion having a pair of outer side surfaces each being in surface contact with a respective one of inner side surfaces of the pair of strip members extending in the circulating movement direction.

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. 10,190,249

APPLIANCE CONTROL UNIT WITH ARRANGED CONTROL SWITCHES

Whirlpool Corporation, B...

1. A household appliance for treating at least one item according to a cycle of operation and configured to receive power from a power source having an AC voltage line and a neutral line, the household appliance comprising:a treating chamber for receiving the item; and
a central control unit to control independent electrical loads associated with the cycle of operation;
wherein the central control unit of the household appliance comprises a first plurality of parallel controlled master switches in the AC voltage line and a second plurality of parallel controlled slave switches in the neutral line thereby defining a number of independent loads equal to the number of the first plurality multiplied by the number of the second plurality.

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. 10,190,235

WAFER SUPPORTING STRUCTURE AND METHOD FOR FORMING THE SAME

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A device comprising:a wafer boat comprising at least a first column, a second column, a third column, and a fourth column fixed to a top plate and a bottom plate of the wafer boat, wherein a first lateral distance between the first column and second column, a second lateral distance between the second column and the third column, and a third lateral distance between the third column and the fourth column are equal; and
a supporting structure configured to support a wafer in the wafer boat, wherein:
the supporting structure is formed of silicon having an oxygen content level equal to or less than 1 parts-per-million-atomic (ppma) and the supporting structure is of a diameter greater than 300 mm, and wherein the supporting structure comprises a first portion having a first inner radius, a second portion having a second inner radius and a third portion having a third inner radius, and wherein:
the first portion is separated from the third portion by a first gap of the supporting structure,
the second portion joins the first portion to the third portion opposite the first gap,
the first inner radius is equal to the third inner radius, and
the second inner radius is greater than the first inner radius; and
wherein the wafer is of a wafer diameter equal to or greater than 300 mm, wherein the wafer is in direct contact with the supporting structure.

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. 10,190,216

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. 10,190,209

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. 10,190,191

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. 10,190,146

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. 10,190,120

ZN-DPA COMPLEX COMPOUNDS AND SIRNA DELIVERY SYSTEMS CONTAINING THE SAME

KOREA INSTITUTE OF SCIENC...

1. A dipicolylamine-based compound represented by the following Formula 1:
wherein R represents a saturated or unsaturated linear aliphatic hydrocarbon group having 5 to 15 carbon atoms; an aromatic hydrocarbon group having 6 to 16 carbon atoms; or a monocyclic or fused cyclic aliphatic heterocyclic group including 1 to 5 heteroatoms selected from the group of a nitrogen atom (N), a sulfur atom (S) and an oxygen atom (O), wherein the aliphatic heterocyclic group optionally includes an oxo (?O) group, and
m represents an integer from 1 to 10, and n represents an integer from 0 to 10.

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. 10,190,085

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. 10,190,082

MULTIWELL PLATE

Seng Enterprises Ltd., L...

1. A multiwell plate comprising:a unitary structure including a plurality of wells and a plurality of picowells at the bottoms of the wells, wherein the picowells are formed of a transparent hydrogel and are transparent;
a transparent gel covering the plurality of hydrogel-formed picowells.

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. 10,190,062

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. 10,190,058

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. 10,190,054

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. 10,190,044

METHOD FOR PRODUCING ?-SIALON FLUORESCENT MATERIAL

NICHIA CORPORATION, Anan...

1. A method for producing a ?-sialon fluorescent material, comprising:providing a composition comprising a material represented by a formula: Si6-zAlzOzN8-z:Eu wherein z satisfies 0 heat-treating the composition in a rare gas atmosphere or in a vacuum; and
contacting the heat-treated composition with a fluorine-containing gas.

US Pat. No. 10,190,041

ENCAPSULATED POROUS PROPPANT

University of Utah Resear...

1. A proppant particle, comprising:a core having a plurality of inner pores;
a shell surrounding the core and including a plurality of shell pores, the shell pores being configured to house a treatment product capable of application to a subterranean formation; and
a polymer encapsulation layer surrounding the shell, the polymer encapsulation layer being permeable to the treatment product such that the treatment product is released over time to an exterior side of the polymer encapsulation layer, the polymer encapsulation layer including a microbial growth solution.

US Pat. No. 10,190,035

PHENOL-ALKOXYLATE CO-SOLVENT SURFACTANT COMPOSITION

Board of Regents, The Uni...

1. An aqueous composition comprising water, an anionic surfactant, an alkali agent, and a co-solvent having the formula:
wherein
R1 is independently hydrogen or unsubstituted C1-C4 alkyl;
R2 is independently hydrogen or unsubstituted C1-C2 alkyl; and
n is an integer from 1 to 30,
wherein the aqueous composition has a salinity of at least 5,000 ppm and a pH of from 9.5 to 12,
wherein the co-solvent is present in an amount of from 0.25% to 3% by weight, based on the weight of the aqueous composition, and
wherein the anionic surfactant consists essentially of one or more anionic surfactants that are not alcohol phosphate surfactants or phosphate alkyl ester surfactants.

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. 10,190,032

VISCOELASTIC SURFACTANTS IN MIXED BRINES

M-I L.L.C., Houston, TX ...

17. A method of finding of finding an optimal ratio of divalent brine to monovalent brine in a wellbore fluid including a viscoelastic surfactant, the method comprising:providing a mixture of viscoelastic surfactant and a monovalent brine;
adding a divalent brine in incremental values, wherein the initial amount of divalent brine to be added is based upon a packing parameter of the viscoelastic surfactant; and
measuring the rheological properties.

US Pat. No. 10,190,028

EPOXY TWO-PART FORMULATIONS

Dow Global Technologies L...

1. A resin composition for a two-part adhesive comprisinga) an epoxy compound having the formula
wherein each R? is independently hydrogen, methyl, ethyl, n-propyl or isopropyl;b) a polyurethane comprising an elastomeric portion including one or more soft segments selected from a polyether, a polybutadiene or polyester soft segment, the soft segment or segments each having a molecular weight of 1000 to 10,000 daltons, the polyurethane having an average of 2 to 4 isocyanate groups capped with a polyphenol;
c) a core shell rubber epoxy dispersion comprising core shell rubber particles having a rubbery core with a Tg of less than ?25° C. and a shell polymer polymerized from at least one lower alkyl methacrylate provided that up to 40% of the weight of the shell polymer can be formed from styrene, vinyl acetate, vinyl chloride, methyl acrylate, ethyl acrylate and butyl acrylate; wherein the core shell rubber particles are dispersed in an epoxy resin and
d) an alkyl diglycidyl ether comprising a linear C3-10 linear alkyl group that is glycidyl terminated.

US Pat. No. 10,190,025

ADHESIVE COMPOSITION FOR POLARIZING PLATE

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. An adhesive composition for polarizing plates, comprising:100 parts by weight of a polymerizable component including about 50 parts by weight to about 90 parts by weight of an epoxy group-containing compound (A) and about 10 parts by weight to about 50 parts by weight of a (meth)acrylate monomer (B), based on 100 parts by weight of the polymerizable component;
about 1 part by weight to about 7 parts by weight of a photoacid generator (C); and
about 0.1 parts by weight to about 7 parts by weight of at least one of a photosensitizer and a photopolymerization initiator (D);
wherein, the epoxy group-containing compound (A) comprises about 50 parts by weight to about 95 parts by weight of an alicyclic epoxy group-containing compound (A1) and about 1 part by weight to about 50 parts by weight of an aromatic group- and epoxy group-containing compound (A2), based on 100 parts by weight of the epoxy group-containing compound (A), and
the alicyclic epoxy group-containing compound (A1) and the aromatic group- and epoxy group-containing compound (A2) have a weight ratio of about 3:1 to about 95:1,
wherein when peeled under conditions of a peeling angle of 90° and a peeling rate of 300 mm/min, a polarizer and a PET film bonded by a cured product of the adhesive composition has a peel strength of 3 N/25 mm or more, or the polarizer and a COP film bonded by the cured product of the adhesive composition has a peel strength of 2 N/25 mm or more.

US Pat. No. 10,189,999

RESIN COMPOSITION FOR COATING AGENT, MOLDED ARTICLE, AND IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE

JNC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A resin composition for a coating agent, comprising:a silicon compound (a) represented by formula (I); and
a curable resin (b); and
in formula (I),
R1 is a C3 or C4 alkylene group,
X is a group represented by formula (II) having a urethane skeleton and having a (meth)acryloyl group at an end,
in formula (II),
R2 is hydrogen or a methyl group,
n is an integer of 0 or 1,
a molecular weight of the silicon compound (a) is 500 to 699,

US Pat. No. 10,189,990

POLY(PHENYLENE ETHER) COMPOSITION AND ARTICLE

SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES...

1. A composition comprising, based on the total weight of the composition:61 to 89 weight percent of a poly(phenylene ether);
3 to 10 weight percent of a polystyrene-poly(ethylene-butylene)-polystyrene triblock copolymer having a polystyrene content of 20 to 40 weight percent and a weight average molecular weight of 200,000 to 400,000 daltons;
6 to 12 weight percent of a flame retardant comprising an organophosphate ester; and
2 to 17 weight percent of an adhesion promoter selected from the group consisting of
(a) phenolic compounds having a molecular weight of 94 to 18,000 daltons;
(b) hydroxysilyl-terminated polydiorganosiloxanes of the formula

 wherein m is 2 to 50, and each occurrence of R1 is independently C1-C12 hydrocarbyl, provided that 5 to 60 mole percent of the occurrences of R1 are independently C6-C12 aryl; and
(c) combinations of the (a) phenolic compounds and the (b) hydroxysilyl-terminated polydiorganosiloxanes.

US Pat. No. 10,189,987

PNEUMATIC TIRE

SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIE...

1. A pneumatic tire, provided with a tread formed from a rubber composition, the rubber composition comprising:a rubber component,
silica, and
a silane coupling agent represented by Formula (1) below,
the rubber component comprising, based on 100% by mass of the rubber component, 5% to 90% by mass of a conjugated diene polymer containing a constituent unit based on a conjugated diene and a constituent unit represented by Formula (I) below, wherein at least one terminal of the polymer is modified with at least one compound selected from the group consisting of a compound represented by Formula (II) below, a compound containing a group represented by Formula (III) below, a compound represented by Formula (IV) below, a silicon compound containing at least one of a group represented by Formula (V) below or a group represented by Formula (VI) below, and a compound containing a group represented by Formula (VII) below,
the rubber composition comprising the silica in an amount of 5 to 150 parts by mass relative to 100 parts by mass of the rubber component, and
the rubber composition comprising the silane coupling agent represented by Formula (1) in an amount of 2 to 20 parts by mass relative to 100 parts by mass of silica
(CpH2p+1O)3Si—CqH2q—S—CO—CkH2k+1  (1)wherein p represents an integer of 1 to 3; q represents an integer of 1 to 5; and k represents an integer of 5 to 12, andwherein Formulas (I) to (VII) are represented below:
wherein X1, X2, and X3 each independently represent a group represented by Formula (Ia) below, a hydroxy group, a hydrocarbyl group, or a substituted hydrocarbyl group, and at least one of X1, X2, and X3 is a hydroxy group or a group represented by the following Formula (Ia):wherein R1and R2each independently represent a C1-6 hydrocarbyl group, a C1-6 substituted hydrocarbyl group, a silyl group, or a substituted silyl group, and R1and R2may be bonded to each other to form a cyclic structure together with the nitrogen atom,wherein n represents an integer of 1 to 10; R11, R12, and R13each independently represent a C1-4 hydrocarbyl group or a C1-4 hydrocarbyloxy group, and at least one of R11 , R12, and R13 is a hydrocarbyloxy group; and A1 represents a nitrogen atom-containing functional group,wherein p represents an integer of 0 or 1; T represents a C1-20 hydrocarbylene group or a C1-20 substituted hydrocarbylene group; and A2 represents a nitrogen atom-containing functional group,wherein g represents an integer of 1 to 10; R21 represents a hydrogen atom, a C1-6 hydrocarbyl group, or a C1-6 substituted hydrocarbyl group; A3 represents an oxygen atom or the following group: —NR22— where R22 represents a hydrogen atom or a C1-10 hydrocarbyl group; and A4 represents a functional group containing at least one of a nitrogen atom or an oxygen atom,wherein w represents an integer of 1 to 11; and A5 represents a nitrogen atom-containing functional group.

US Pat. No. 10,189,965

PRODUCTION OF VISCOELASTIC POLYURETHANE SYSTEMS USING BLOCK POLYMERS HAVING BONDED SILOXANE BLOCKS AS CELL OPENERS

Evonik Degussa GmbH, Ess...

1. A method of producing a polyurethane foam, said method comprising:foaming a mixture to provide said polyurethane foam, said mixture comprising at least one isocyanate component, at least one polyol component, a blowing agent component comprising water and optionally a physical blowing agent, a stabilizer, and an additive comprising siloxane block polymers of the average general formula (I):
MaM1bDcD1dTeQfGg
with

G are radicals, same or different, selected from the group consisting of:
(O1/2?nSiRm—CH2CHR3—R2—CHR3CH2—SiRm?O1/2)n,
(01/2)n—SiRm—CH2CHR3—R2—CR3?CH2, and
(O1/2?nSiRm—CH2CHR3—R2—CR3?CR3—CH3,
a=1 to 8,
b=1 to 8,
c=3-450,
d=1-30,
e=0-20,
f=0-20,
g=0.15 to 2,
where a+b?2, a+b+c+d+e+f+g=N, and N is ?11 and ?500, and b+d?1,
R are radicals, same or different, having 1-16 carbon atoms or aryl radicals having 6-16 carbon atoms or H or —OR3,
R1 are polyether radicals having a formula (II)

wherein
R4 are alkyl radicals, same or different, which have from 1 to 18 carbon atoms, and optionally have ether functions, or aryl radicals which have from 6-18 carbon atoms and optionally have ether functions, or H,
R5 are radicals, same or different, wherein R5 is selected from the group consisting of: R3, H, and —C(O)R3,
h is from 2 to 18,
i is from 0 to 40,
j is from 1 to 40,
k is from 0 to 40,
l is from 0 to 30,
wherein i+j+k+l?3,
R2 are divalent organic radicals, same or different, which have 2-20 carbon atoms and are optionally interrupted by ether, ester or amide functions or (—SiR2O—)n groups and optionally bear OH functions,
R3 are alkyl radicals, same or different, having 1-16 carbon atoms or aryl radicals having 6-16 carbon atoms or H,
n=independently 1 or 2,
m=independently 1 or 2,
m+n=3,
wherein said at least one polyol component has an average hydroxyl number, determined to DIN 53240-1:2012-07, of greater than 56 to less than 450 mg KOH/g, and wherein said polyurethane foam is produced at an isocyanate index of 65 to 108 and has an open cell structure,
wherein said bonded siloxane block copolymers of the average general formula (I) are present in an amount of from 0.001 to 10 parts by weight per 100 parts of said at least one polyol component, and
wherein said at least one polyol component is present in an amount from 25% to 80% by weight of said mixture, water is present in an amount from 1% to 5% by weight of said mixture, catalysts are present in an amount from 0.01% to 1% by weight of said mixture, said physical blowing agent is present in an amount from 0% to 50% by weight of said mixture, said stabilizer is present in an amount of up to 5% by weight of said mixture, said at least one isocyanate component is present in an amount from 20% to 60% by weight of said mixture, and said additive is present in an amount from 0.001% to 10% by weight of said mixture.

US Pat. No. 10,189,962

HEAT-SHRINKABLE POLYESTER FILM

TOYOBO CO., LTD., Osaka ...

1. A heat-shrinkable polyester film comprising ethylene terephthalate as a main component, containing not less than 0 mol % and not more than 5 mol % of a monomer component capable of serving as an amorphous component relative to the total of a polyester resin component, and having a main shrinkage direction in a lengthwise direction, wherein the heat-shrinkable polyester film satisfies the following requirements (1) to (3):(1) the heat-shrinkable polyester film has a hot-water heat shrinkage rate in the lengthwise direction of not less than 15% and not more than 60% when being treated in hot water at 90° C. for 10 seconds;
(2) the heat-shrinkable polyester film has a hot-water heat shrinkage rate in a width direction orthogonal to the lengthwise direction of not less than ?10% and not more than 10% when being treated in hot water at 90° C. for 10 seconds; and
(3) the heat-shrinkable polyester film has an orientation distortion index that is a molecular orientation angle difference, the difference being a difference between a molecular orientation angle of an edge of one end in the width direction and a molecular orientation angle of an edge of the other end, per 1 m of the film of not more than 15°/m.

US Pat. No. 10,189,960

RUBBER VIBRATION DAMPING MATERIAL

Dow Global Technologies L...

1. A vulcanized rubber comprised of polyisoprene uniformly crosslinked with a halogenated unsaturated polymer that is a reaction product of (i) an unsaturated polymer that is miscible with polyisoprene and has conjugated dienes that undergo a Diels Alder reaction and (ii) a polyhalogenated cyclopentadiene represented by:wherein X is a fluorine, chlorine or bromine and Y is fluorine, chlorine, bromine or alkoxy having 1 to 4 carbons.

US Pat. No. 10,189,950

POLYIMIDE-BASED POLYMER THICK FILM COMPOSITIONS

E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AN...

1. A polyimide-based polymer thick film composition comprising:(a) a non-fluorinated polyimide polymer with the structure I

wherein X is S(O)2 and Y is BAPP and;
(b) an organic solvent with the structure IV

wherein R1=CH3, R2=C(O)OCH3 and R3=H.

US Pat. No. 10,189,944

SURFACE MODIFICATION METHOD AND SURFACE-MODIFIED ELASTIC BODY

SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIE...

1. A method for producing a catheter of a rubber vulcanizate or a thermoplastic elastomer, the method comprising:step 1 of forming polymerization initiation points on a surface of the catheter; and
step 2 of radically polymerizing a deliquescent monomer starting from the polymerization initiation points by irradiation with ultraviolet light having a wavelength within the range of 300 to 400 nm, to grow polymer chains on the surface of the catheter,
wherein the deliquescent monomer is at least one selected from the group consisting of alkali metal salt of acrylic acid, alkali metal salt of methacrylic acid, alkali metal salt of itaconic acid, alkali metal salt of 3-vinylpropionic acid, alkali metal salt of 2-sulfoethyl (meth)acrylate, alkali metal salt of 3-sulfopropyl (meth)acrylate, alkali metal salt of 2-acrylamide-2-methylpropanesulfonic acid, and a compound represented by the following formula (1)

wherein R11 represents —H or —CH3; X represents —O—, —NH—, or —N+—; m denotes an integer of one or more; and Y represents a zwitterionic or halogen group.

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. 10,189,920

HYBRID SUPPORTED CATALYST SYSTEM AND METHOD OF PREPARING POLYOLEFIN USING THE SAME

LG Chem, Ltd., Seoul (KR...

1. A hybrid supported catalyst system comprising;one or more organic chromium compounds and one or more metallocene compounds supported on a support,
wherein the organic chromium compound includes two or more of a group represented by the following Chemical Formula 1 in a molecule, phosphorous atoms (P) in one or more of the group represented by Chemical Formula 1 form a coordinate bond with chromium (Cr), and a linkage group (L) linking the two or more groups represented by the following Chemical Formula 1 via 4 to 8 carbon atoms is an aliphatic group having 2 to 20 carbon atoms, a heteroaliphatic group having 2 to 20 carbon atoms, an alicyclic group having 2 to 20 carbon atoms, a heteroalicyclic group having 2 to 20 carbon atoms, or a group prepared by linking two or more of the aliphatic group, the heteroaliphatic group, the alicyclic group, and the heteroalicyclic group:

wherein * is a part which binds to the linkage group (L) linking the two or more groups, and
R1 to R4 are each independently an alkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, an alkenyl group having 2 to 20 carbon atoms, an aryl group having 6 to 20 carbon atoms, an arylalkyl group having 7 to 20 carbon atoms, an alkylaryl group having 7 to 20 carbon atoms, or an alkoxyaryl group having 7 to 20 carbon atoms.

US Pat. No. 10,189,872

CRYSTALLINE FORM OF NICOTINAMIDE RIBOSIDE

1. A crystalline Form II of nicotinamide riboside chloride

US Pat. No. 10,189,868

METHOD FOR DEPOLYMERISING OXYGENATED POLYMER MATERIALS

1. A process for depolymerizing oxygenated polymer materials by selective cleavage of the oxygen-carbonyl bonds of the ester functions and of the carbonate functions, comprising a step of placing said oxygenated polymer materials in contact with a silane compound of formula (I)
in which
R1, R2 and R3 represent, independently of each other, a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, a hydroxyl group, an alkyl group, an alkenyl group, an alkynyl group, an alkoxy group, an aryloxy group, a silyl group, a siloxy group, an aryl group, an amino group, said alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, alkoxy, silyl, siloxy, aryl and amino groups being optionally substituted, or
R1 is as defined above and R2 and R3, taken together with the silicon atom to which they are linked, form an optionally substituted silyl heterocycle;in the presence of a catalyst which is:an organic catalyst selected from the group consisting of
the carbocations of formula (X1)3C+ with X1 representing a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, an aryl group, an alkoxy group, a silyl group, a siloxy group and a halogen atom;
oxoniums chosen from (CH3)3O+BF4? and (CH3CH2)3O+BF4?;
a silylium ion (R5)3Si+ with R5 representing, independently of each other, a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, an alkenyl group, an alkynyl group, an aryl group, a heteroaryl group, a heterocycle, a silyl group, a siloxy group;
disilyl cations;
with the anionic counterion of said silylium ion, of said carbocations and of said disilyl cations being
a halide selected from the group consisting of F?, Cl?, Br? and I?; or
an anion selected from the group consisting of BF4?, SbF6?, B(C6F5)4?, B(C6H5)4?, CF3SO3?, PF6?; or
an organometallic catalyst comprising ruthenium or iridium selected from the group consisting of:
the iridium complexes of formula (II):

in which
R6 represents an alkyl or aryl group;
R7 represents a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group;
X2 represents a —CH2? group or an oxygen atom;
Y? represents a counterion selected from the group consisting of B(C6F5)4? and B(C6H5)4; and
S represents a solvent molecule, coordinated to the complex, selected from the group consisting of dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO), acetonitrile (CH3CN) and acetone (CH3COCH3); and
the ruthenium complexes of formula (III):

in which
R8 represents a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group;
R9 represents an aryl or an alkyl group, said aryl and alkyl groups being optionally substituted;
Z represents a —CH2? group, an oxygen atom or a sulfur atom; and
A?represents a counterion chosen from B(C6F5)4? and [CHB11H5Cl6]?; or
a catalyst of Lewis acid type selected from the group consisting of:
the boron compound selected from the group consisting of BF3, BF3(Et2O), BCl3, BBr3, triphenylhydroborane, tricyclohexylhydroborane, B(C6F5)3, B-methoxy-9borabicyclo[3.3.1]nonane (B-methoxy-9-BBN), B-benzyl-9-borabicyclo[3.3.1]nonane (B-benzyl-9-BBN);
the borenium compound Me-TBD-BBN30, the borenium ferrocene derivatives corresponding to the formula

in which R10=phenyl and R11 =3,5-dimethylpyridyl;
aluminum compounds selected from the group consisting of AlCl3, AlBr3, aluminum isopropoxide (Al(O-i-Pr)3), aluminum ethoxide (Al(C2H3O2)), Krossing's salt [Aq(CH2Cl2)]{Al [OC(CF3)3]4}, the Li{Al[OC(CF3)3]4}, Et2Al+;
indium compounds chosen from InCl3, In(OTf)3;
iron compounds chosen from FeCl3, Fe(OTf)3
tin compounds chosen from SnCl4, Sn(OTf)2,
phosphorus compounds chosen from PCl3, PCl5, POCl3
trifluoromethanesulfonate or triflate compounds (CF3SO3 ?) of transition metals and of lanthanides chosen from scandium triflate, ytterbium triflate, yttrium triflate, cerium triflate, samarium triflate and neodymium triflate.

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. 10,189,864

METAL COMPLEXES BASED ON A BIS(2-PYRIDYLMETHYL)AMINE-BASED SCAFFOLD AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME

Lawrence Livermore Nation...

1. A catalyst, comprising:a ligand comprising a bis(2-pyridylmethyl)amine group, wherein the ligand comprises at least three sp2 nitrogen atoms and at least one sp3 nitrogen atom, and wherein the ligand has a structure selected from the group consisting of:

wherein each R is independently selected from the group consisting of: hydrogen, an ester, an alcohol, and polyethylene glycol (PEG); and
at least one metal cation complexed to the nitrogen atoms of the ligand, wherein the at least one metal cation includes one or more of: Zn2+, and Co2+.

US Pat. No. 10,189,860

HYDRATES OF DOLUTEGRAVIR SODIUM

1. A crystalline form of dolutegravir sodium of formula (I)characterized by a powder X-ray diffractogram comprising peaks at 2-Theta angles of 7.9±0.2°, 9.4±0.2°, 12.5±0.2°, 15.9±0.2° and 20.8±0.2°, when measured with Cu-Katz radiation having a wavelength of 0.15419 nm at room temperature wherein the crystalline form comprises 0.2 to 0.7 mol of water per mol dolutegravir sodium of formula (I) when measured at a relative humidity from 30 to 70% and a temperature of 25±0.1° C.

US Pat. No. 10,189,851

CDK INHIBITORS

G1 Therapeutics, Inc., R...

1. A compound of the structure:

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. 10,189,849

CDK INHIBITORS

G1 Therapeutics, Inc., R...

1. A compound of the structure:

US Pat. No. 10,189,848

ETHYNYL DERIVATIVES

Hoffmann-La Roche Inc., ...

1. A compound of formula IwhereinR1 is lower alkyl;
R2 is phenyl or pyridinyl, wherein the N atom in the pyridinyl group may be in different positions;
n is 0, 1 or 2;
V/U are independently from each other O or CH2, wherein V and U cannot be simultaneously O;
L is a five or six membered heteroaryl group, selected from
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or acid addition salt, a racemic mixture, or its corresponding enantiomer and/or optical isomer and/or stereoisomer thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,189,847

OXIME ESTER COMPOUND AND PHOTOPOLYMERIZATION INITIATOR CONTAINING SAID COMPOUND

ADEKA CORPORATION, Tokyo...

1. An oxime ester compound represented by general formula (I):wherein R1 and R2 each independently represent R11, OR11, COR11, SR11, CONR12R13, or CN;R11, R12, and R13 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, an aryl group having 6 to 30 carbon atoms, an arylalkyl group having 7 to 30 carbon atoms, or a heterocyclic group having 2 to 20 carbon atoms,
the alkyl group, the aryl group, the arylalkyl group or the heterocyclic group represented by R11, R12, and R13 being optionally further substituted by R21, OR21 COR21, SR21, NR22R23, CONR22R23, —NR22—OR23, —NCOR22—OCOR23, NR22COR21, OCOR21, COOR21, SCOR21, OCSR21, COSR21, CSOR21, a hydroxyl group, a nitro group, CN, a halogen atom, or COOR21;
R21, R22, and R23 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, an aryl group having 6 to 30 carbon atoms, an arylalkyl group having 7 to 30 carbon atoms, or a heterocyclic group having 2 to 20 carbon atoms,
the alkyl group, the aryl group, the arylalkyl group or the heterocyclic group represented by R21, R22, and R23 being optionally further substituted by a hydroxyl group, a nitro group, CN, a halogen atom, a hydroxyl group, or a carboxyl group,
the alkyl group, the aryl group, the arylalkyl group or the heterocyclic group represented by R11, R12, R13, R21, R22and R23 having an alkylene moiety optionally interrupted by —O—, —S—, —COO—, —OCO—, —NR24—, —NR24CO—, —NR24COO—, —OCONR24—, —SCO—, —COS—, —OCS—, or —CSO— at 1 to 5 sites provided that no two oxygen atoms are directly bonded to each other;
R24 represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, an aryl group having 6 to 30 carbon atoms, an arylalkyl group having 7 to 30 carbon atoms, or a heterocyclic group having 2 to 20 carbon atoms,
the alkyl group, the aryl group, the arylalkyl group or the heterocyclic group represented by R11, R12, R13, R21, R22, R23, and R24 having an alkyl moiety that is optionally branched or cyclic;
R3 represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, an aryl group having 6 to 30 carbon atoms, an arylalkyl group having 7 to 30 carbon atoms, or a heterocyclic group having 2 to 20 carbon atoms,
the alkyl group, the aryl group, the arylalkyl group or the heterocyclic group represented by R3 having an alkyl moiety that is optionally branched or cyclic,
R3 and R7, R3 and R8, R4 and R5, R5 and R6, and R6 and R7 being optionally taken together to form a ring,
the alkyl group, the aryl group, the arylalkyl group or the heterocyclic group represented by R3 being optionally further substituted by R21, OR21, COR21, SR21, NR22R23, CONR23R23, —NR22—OR23, —NCOR22—OCOR23, NR22COR21, OCOR21, COOR21, SCOR21, OCSR21, COSR21, CSOR21, a hydroxyl group, a nitro group, CN, a halogen atom, or COOR21;
R4, R5, R6, and R7 each independently represent R11, OR11, SR11, COR14, CONR15R16, NR12COR11, OCOR11, COOR14, SCOR11, OCSR11, COSR14, CSOR11, a hydroxyl group, CN, or a halogen atom,
R4 and R5, R5 and R6, and R6 and R7 being optionally taken together to form a ring;
R14, R15, and R16 each represent a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms,
the alkyl group represented by R14, R15, and R16 being optionally branched or cyclic;
R8 represents R11, OR11, SR11, COR11, CONR12R13, NR 12COR11, OCOR11, COOR11, SCOR11, OCSR11, COSR11, CSOR11, a hydroxyl group, CN, or a halogen atom; and
n represents 0 or 1, and
the oxime ester compound represented by general formula (I) satisfies any of following (1) to (4):
(1) n is 1,
(2) at least one of R4, R5, R6, and R7 is R11, OR11, SR11, COR14, CONR15R16, NR12COR11, OCOR11, SCOR11, OCSR11, COSR14, CSOR11, a hydroxyl group, CN, or a halogen atom; and satisfies the following conditions (2-1) and (2-2);
(2-1) when any of R4, R5, R6, and R7 is R11, R11 represents an alkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, an aryl group having 6 to 30 carbon atoms, an arylalkyl group having 7 to 30 carbon atoms, or a heterocyclic group having 2 to 20 carbon atoms, and the hydrogen atom of the group represented by R11 is further substituted by OR21, COR21, SR21, NR22R23, CONR22R23, —NR22—OR23, —NCOR22—OCOR23, NR22COR21, OCOR21, COOR21, SCOR21, OCSR21, COSR21, CSOR21, a hydroxyl group, a nitro group, CN, a halogen atom, or COOR21;
(2-2) when any of R4, R5, R6, and R7 is OR11, OR11, OR11represents an alkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, an aryl group having 6 to 30 carbon atoms, an arylalkyl group having 7 to 30 carbon atoms, or a heterocyclic group having 2 to 20 carbon atoms, and the hydrogen atom of the group represented by R11 is further substituted by OR21, COR21, SR21, NR22R23, CONR22R23, —NR22 —OR23, —NCOR22 —OCOR23, NR22COR21, OCOR21, COOR21, SCOR21, OCSR21, COSR21, CSOR21, a hydroxyl group, a nitro group, CN, a halogen atom, or COOR21;
(3) R3 is an arylalkyl group having 7 to 30 carbon atoms or a heterocyclic group having 2 to 20 carbon atoms,
(4) R3 and R7, R3 and R8, R4 and R5, R5 and R6, or R6 and R7 are taken together to form a ring.

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. 10,189,839

TRICYCLIC IMIDAZOLE COMPOUNDS AS INHIBITORS OF TRYPTOPHAN HYDROXYLASE

ACTELION PHARMACEUTICALS ...

1. A compound of Formula (I)
wherein
X represents —CH2—, —CH2—CH2—, —CH2—CH2—CH2—, —S—, *—CH2—O—, or *—CH2—NRx— wherein Rx represents hydrogen, —CO—(C1-4)alkyl, —(C1-3)alkyl-(C3-6)cycloalkyl, (C3-6)cycloalkyl, or —CO—(C1-4)alkoxy; wherein the asterisks indicate the bond attached to the imidazole ring;
R1a and R1b independently represent hydrogen, methyl, ethyl; or R1a and R1b together with the carbon atom to which they are attached to form a cyclopropyl ring;
R2 represents aryl, or heteroaryl, wherein said aryl or heteroaryl independently is unsubstituted, or mono-, di-, or tri-substituted, wherein the substituents are independently selected from:
(C1-4)alkyl;
(C1-4)alkoxy;
(C3-6)cycloalkyl;
(C1-3)fluoroalkyl;
(C1-3)fluoroalkoxy;
halogen;
cyano;
—(CH2)n—NR21R22; wherein n represents the integer 0 or 1; and
R21 and R22 independently represent hydrogen or (C1-4)alkyl; or
R21 and R22 together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached to form a 4- to 7-membered saturated ring, wherein said ring optionally includes one ring oxygen atom;
—CO—NR23R24, wherein R 23 and R24 independently represent hydrogen or (C1-4)alkyl;
—CO—NH—CN;
—NR25—CO—NR26R27, wherein R25, R26 and R27 independently represent hydrogen or (C1-4)alkyl;
—CO—(C1-4)alkoxy;
phenyl;
hydroxy-(C1-4 )alkyl;
(C1-3)alkoxy-(C1-4)alkyl;
hydroxy-(C2-4)alkoxy; or
(C1-3)alkoxy-(C2-4)alkoxy;
R3 represents aryl, or heteroaryl, wherein said aryl or heteroaryl independently is unsubstituted, or mono-, di-, or tri-substituted, wherein the substituents are independently selected from:
—NR4—Y—R5, wherein
R4 represents hydrogen or (C1-3)alkyl; Y represents a direct bond; and R5 represents (C1-4)alkyl, or (C3-6)cycloalky; or
R4 represents hydrogen or (C1-3)alkyl; Y represents —NRY— wherein RY represents (C1-3)alkyl; and R5 represents (C1-4)alkyl; or
R4 and R5 together with the nitrogen and the —SO2—Y-group to which they are attached to form a 5-, 6-, or 7-membered ring, wherein Y represents a direct bond or —NRY— wherein RY represents (C1-3)alkyl;
—CO—NR6R7, wherein R6 and R7 independently represent hydrogen, (C1-4)alkyl, or (C3-6)cycloalkyl;
—SO2—R8 wherein R8 represents (C1-5)alkyl, or —NR81R82, wherein R81 and R82 independently represent hydrogen or (C1-4)alkyl;
—(CH2)m—NR9R10; wherein m represents the integer 0 or 1; and
R9 and R10 independently represent hydrogen, (C1-4)alkyl, (C2-3)fluoroalkyl, hydroxy-(C2-4)alkyl, (C1-4)alkoxy-(C2-4)alkyl; or
R9 and R10 together with the nitrogen to which they are attached to form a 4-to 7-membered ring optionally including an oxygen ring atom or a group —NR11— wherein
R11 represents (C1-4)alkyl, and wherein said ring is optionally substituted with one or two fluorine substituents;
(C1-4)alkyl;
(C3-6)cycloalkyl;
(C1-4)alkoxy;
(C1-3)fluoroalkyl;
(C1-3)fluoroalkoxy;
halogen;
cyano; or
5-membered heteroaryl;or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

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. 10,189,813

FORMYLATED N-HETEROCYCLIC DERIVATIVES AS FGFR4 INHIBITORS

NOVARTIS AG, Basel (CH)

1. A compound of formula (I) in free form or in pharmaceutically acceptable salt form
wherein
X is N or CH;
A is C(O) and B is NR5 or
A and B together form part of a 5- or 6-membered aromatic ring wherein A is C and B is C or N;
R1 is selected from hydrogen, hydroxyC1-C3alkyl, haloC1-C3alkyl, CO2H, CH2NR2R3, a 5-membered aromatic heterocyclic ring comprising at least one heteroatom selected from N, O or S, which ring is optionally substituted once or more than once with C1-C3alkyl;
R2 is C1-C3alkyl and R3 is C(O)C1-C3alkyl
or
R2 and R3 together with the N to which they are attached form a saturated 5- or 6-membered ring optionally comprising one additional heteroatom selected from N, O or S, which ring is optionally substituted once or more than once with R4;
R4 is for each occurrence independently selected from C1-C3alkyl, C1-C3alkoxy or two R4 attached at the same carbon atom form an oxo group;
R5 is selected from hydrogen, C1-C3alkyl, C1-C3alkoxyC1-C3alkyl, (CH2)0-1—R6;
R6 is a 4-, 5-, or 6-membered saturated heterocyclic ring comprising at least one heteroatom selected from N, O, or S;
R7 is selected from cyano, haloC1-C3alkyl;
R8 is selected from hydrogen, NR9R10, C1-C6alkoxy;
R9 is hydrogen;
R10 is selected from C1-C6alkyl, hydroxyC1-C6alkyl, C1-C4alkoxyC1-C6alkyl.

US Pat. No. 10,189,785

HETEROCYCLIC COMPOUND

Takeda Pharmaceuticals Co...

1. A compound represented by a formula:
wherein
ring Ar represents an optionally further substituted aromatic heterocycle or an optionally further substituted C6-14 aromatic hydrocarbon ring;
ring A represents an optionally further substituted C6-14 aromatic hydrocarbon ring or an optionally further substituted heterocycle;
R1 represents an optionally substituted C6-14 aryl group, an optionally substituted C3-10 cycloalkyl group or an optionally substituted heterocyclic group
except that when R1 is an optionally substituted heterocyclic group, R1 is represented by a formula:

wherein ring B represents an optionally further substituted heterocycle, and
[Formula 3]

represents a single bond or a double bond, or a formula:

wherein ring D represents an optionally further substituted nitrogen-containing heterocycle,
R2 represents a hydrogen atom, or
R1 and R2 are bonded to each other to form an optionally substituted 5- or 6-membered aromatic heterocycle or an optionally substituted benzene ring
or a salt thereof.

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. 10,189,774

HIGH PENETRATION PRODRUG COMPOSITIONS OF MUSTARDS AND MUSTARD-RELATED COMPOUNDS

Techfields Pharma Co., Lt...

1. A compound chosen from:N,N-diethylaminoethyl 4-[bis(2-chloroethyl)amino]benzenebutyrate.HA; anddiethylaminoethyl 4-[bis(2-methylsulfonylethyl)amino]benzenebutyrate.HA,wherein HA is selected from hydrochloric acid, hydrobromic acid, hydroiodic acid, nitric acid, sulfic acid, bisulfic acid, phosphoric acid, phosphorous acid, phosphonic acid, isonicotinic acid, acetic acid, lactic acid, salicylic acid, citric acid, tartaric acid, pantothenic acid, bitartaric acid, ascorbic acid, succinic acid, maleic acid, gentisinic acid, fumaric acid, gluconic acid, glucaronic acid, saccharic acid, formic acid, benzoic acid, glutamic acid, methanesulfonic acid, ethanesulfonic acid, benzensulfonic acid, p-toluenesulfonic acid and pamoic acid.

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. 10,189,725

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. 10,189,709

SYSTEM FOR COGENERATION OF POWER AND HYDROGEN

King Fahd University of P...

1. A power generation system, comprising:a membrane reformer assembly comprising
a first vessel with a first internal cavity having a heating zone with a heating zone inlet and a heating zone outlet, a reaction zone with a reaction zone inlet and a reaction zone outlet, and a sweep zone with a sweep zone inlet and a sweep zone outlet, wherein the reaction zone and the sweep zone are separated by a hydrogen-permeable membrane;
a combustor comprising
a plurality of combustor feed inlets, and
an exhaust outlet,
wherein the combustor is located downstream of the membrane reformer assembly and at least one of said combustor feed inlets is fluidly connected to the reaction zone outlet via a syngas line; and
an expander located downstream of the combustor and fluidly connected to the exhaust outlet via an exhaust line,
wherein a natural gas/H2O stream is converted into a syngas stream in the reaction zone in the presence of a catalyst, and at least a portion of molecular hydrogen present in the syngas stream is transported across the hydrogen-permeable membrane to the sweep zone leaving behind a hydrogen-depleted syngas stream in the reaction zone,
wherein the hydrogen-depleted syngas stream is combusted in the combustor to form an exhaust stream, and
wherein the exhaust stream is expanded in the expander to generate power,
the power generation system further comprising:
an ion transport membrane assembly comprising
a second vessel with a second internal cavity, and
an ion transport membrane that divides the second internal cavity into a feed zone and a permeate zone, wherein the feed zone has an ITM feed inlet and an ITM feed outlet and the permeate zone has a permeate zone inlet and a permeate zone outlet,
wherein at least a portion of molecular oxygen present in an oxygen-containing stream that is delivered to the feed zone is transported across the ion transport membrane to the permeate zone,
wherein the ion transport membrane assembly is located downstream of the membrane reformer assembly and the permeate zone inlet is fluidly connected to the heating zone outlet via a sweep gas line, and
wherein the ion transport membrane assembly is located upstream of the combustor and the permeate zone outlet is fluidly connected to one of said combustor feed inlets via an oxygen line.

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. 10,189,699

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. 10,189,695

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. 10,189,683

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. 10,189,679

ELEVATOR CAR POWER SUPPLY

OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY, F...

1. A ropeless elevator system, comprising:a vertically extending first lane;
a vertically extending second lane;
a transfer station extending between and in communication with the first and second lanes;
a first elevator car disposed in and arranged to move through the transfer station and the first and second lanes;
a propulsion system for propelling the first elevator car through at least the first and second lanes;
a first DC energy storage device carried by the first elevator car and configured to provide supplemental power to the elevator car during normal operation; and
a wireless power transfer system configured to periodically charge the first DC energy storage device.

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. 10,189,670

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. 10,189,664

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. 10,189,659

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. 10,189,655

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. 10,189,644

DRIVING FORCE TRANSMISSION DEVICE AND IMAGE-FORMING APPARATUS

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A driving force transmission device comprising:a rotatable sun gear;
a planetary gear that meshes with the sun gear and can revolve around the sun gear;
an inner-tooth gear that meshes with the planetary gear and can rotate coaxially with the sun gear, one of the sun gear, the inner-tooth gear, and the carrier being an input member, another one being an output member, and the remaining one being a first rotational member;
a carrier that rotatably supports the planetary gear and can rotate coaxially with the sun gear; and
a second rotational member meshing with the first rotational member and being configured to rotate by a driving force from a drive source,
wherein the driving force from the drive source is configured to be transmitted from the input member to the output member,
wherein, in a state in which the rotation of the first rotational member is stopped by stopping the rotation of the second rotational member when the input member is caused to rotate unidirectionally by the driving force from the drive source, the output member rotates in a first direction, and
wherein, in a state in which the first rotational member is caused to rotate in the same direction as the input member by rotating the second rotational member, the output member rotates in a second direction opposite to the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,189,640

CONTAINER HAVING GENERALLY L-SHAPED SLOTTED TRACKS TO FACILITATE MOVEMENT OF DUNNAGE

Bradford Company, Hollan...

1. A container for holding product therein during shipment, the container comprising:a bottom and two sides;
two stationary guides, each of the guides being spaced inwardly from each side of the container and generally parallel to the container sides, each of the guides having a generally L-shaped slotted track extending through the guide, each of the generally L-shaped slotted tracks having at least one substantially horizontally oriented portion and at least one substantially vertically oriented portion extending towards the container bottom from each substantially horizontally oriented portion and terminating proximate the container bottom; and
a plurality of movable dunnage supports generally inside the container, each of the dunnage supports having portions engaged with and slidable along the slotted tracks to facilitate movement of dunnage supported by the dunnage supports.

US Pat. No. 10,189,629

PAPER BASED CELLULOSIC DUNNAGE

Sobro Packaging LLC, Per...

1. A paper based shipping dunnage, the dunnage comprisingan inner core comprising a top plane, a first side plane, a second side plane, and a plurality of vertically aligned cellulosic cells;
a top linerboard attached to the top plane of the inner core; and
a first corner board and a second corner board; wherein the first corner board and the second corner board each comprise at least four laminated paperboard layers that are formed into a right angle, the first corner board being disposed adjacent to the top plane and first side plane of the inner core, the second corner board being disposed adjacent to the top plane and the second side plane of the inner core;
wherein the first corner board and second corner board each further comprise an inner vertical surface and an inner horizontal surface, and wherein the inner horizontal surfaces of the first corner board and second corner board are attached to a top surface of the top linerboard.

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. 10,189,617

DISPENSING DEVICE FOR A DRINK BOTTLE

Topsters LLC, Temecula, ...

1. A beverage container and dispensing device comprising:a beverage container comprising a body and a top portion having a first opening defining a first internal volume, the beverage container configured to contain a liquid beverage;
a removable lid assembly configured to secure to the top portion of the beverage container and over the first opening, the removable lid assembly comprising:
a top surface;
a cartridge receptacle comprising an upper end including a first aperture having a perimeter and being located on the top surface, a lower end including a second aperture, and a cylindrical sidewall defining a second internal volume between the upper and lower ends, the cartridge receptacle further comprising an inner flange positioned at the lower end and proximate to the second aperture;
a beverage ingredient cartridge comprising a cartridge body defining a third internal volume, a cartridge opening, and a frangible sealing membrane that covers the cartridge opening and seals the third internal volume defined by the cartridge body, the third internal volume containing a formulation of beverage ingredients mixable with liquid contents of the beverage container;
wherein the second internal volume and the first aperture being sized to allow the beverage ingredient cartridge to be inserted through the first aperture and into the second internal volume, the cartridge receptacle being configured to allow a beverage ingredient in the beverage ingredient cartridge to flow through the second aperture and into the beverage container, the inner flange defining a stop preventing the beverage ingredient cartridge from falling through the lower end of the cartridge receptacle into the first internal volume of the beverage container;
a collar extending upwardly from the top surface and around the perimeter of the first aperture of the upper end of the cartridge receptacle;
an outer wall extending downwardly from the top surface and comprising an inwardly facing surface configured to engage the top portion of the beverage container;
a drink through valve comprising a stem and a valve member movably mounted to the stem between opened and closed positions, the stem comprising a passage extending through the top surface and a second opening, the valve member closing the second opening when in the closed position and being spaced from the passage when in the open position, the stem and valve member defining a push pull closure to allow contents from the beverage container to pass through the drink through valve when the push pull closure is in the open position and prevent contents from the beverage container from passing through the drink through valve when the push pull closure is in the closed position, the drink through valve positioned on the top surface of the removable lid assembly spaced from the first aperture on the top surface;
a cover pivotably mounted to the top surface of the removable lid assembly configured to pivot between open and closed positions, the cover comprising a cover perimeter and a skirt extending around the cover perimeter, wherein when the cover is in the closed position, the cover covers the first aperture on the top surface and the skirt is configured to engage the collar on the top surface and form a sealing engagement which allows the beverage container to be inverted during consumption without leakage through the first aperture.

US Pat. No. 10,189,601

ADJUSTABLE PALLET

Caterpillar Inc., Deerfi...

1. A modular pallet system comprising:a pallet, the pallet including a rectangular base having a planar top surface, and a planar bottom surface spaced apart from the planar top surface, the planar top surface having a plurality of holes arranged thereon, and the planar bottom surface having a plurality of holes arranged to align with the holes of the planar top surface, the holes of the planar bottom surface being smaller in diameter than the holes of the planar top surface;
a plurality of stacking arms extending upwardly from the rectangular base, the arms being oriented generally perpendicular to the top surface;
a support connected to the bottom of the base for supporting the modular pallet;
a plurality of part holders cooperable with the top surface of the base and mounted on the base generally perpendicular to the top surface, a first part holder in the plurality of part holders including:
a bottom portion for standing on the top surface of the base, the bottom portion including at least one hole for a fastener;
a T-beam portion having a web, a flange, and spanning upwardly from the bottom portion, the web of the T-beam facing towards the hole on the bottom portion; and
an angled portion at the top of the T-beam portion, wherein the angled portion angles towards the web of the T-beam; and
a plurality of crossbeams located between the planar top surface and the planar bottom surface and oriented diagonally across the base for increasing the strength of the base.

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. 10,189,560

LANDING GEAR PLATFORM

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A landing gear platform comprising:a chock that is configured to fit and engage between a rearward tire of an aircraft landing gear and a forward tire of the aircraft landing gear, the chock having a top surface; and,
a panel having a top surface and opposite bottom surface, the bottom surface of the panel being configured to be positioned over the top surface of the chock when the chock is fit and engaged between the rearward tire of the aircraft landing gear and the forward tire of the aircraft landing gear whereby the chock supports the top surface of the panel between the rearward tire of the aircraft landing gear and the forward tire of the aircraft landing gear where the top surface of the panel is accessible to an individual and is configured to support the individual above the rearward tire of the aircraft landing gear and the forward tire of the aircraft landing gear.

US Pat. No. 10,189,558

OPTIMIZED NACELLE PROFILE AND PLENUM SHAPE FOR BOUNDARY LAYER INGESTION ACTIVE LAMINAR FLOW CONTROL

Rohr, Inc., Chula Vista,...

1. A nacelle of an aircraft, comprising:a surface that is profiled such that during cruise flight operation lines of constant static pressure of a boundary layer around the nacelle in a given region are not in a single plane that is normal to an engine axis and are wavy; and
a plurality of ribs, each of the ribs being associated with and tracing a respective one of the lines of constant static pressure;
a first of the ribs having a longitudinal centerline that extends circumferentially about the engine axis and follows a first one of the lines of constant static pressure, and the longitudinal centerline is displaced axially back and forth relative to the engine centerline as the first of the ribs extends along the longitudinal centerline away form a bottom end of the nacelle and towards a top end of the nacelle.

US Pat. No. 10,189,529

TRICYCLE FOR PLAYING GOLF

G-TRIKE L.L.C., Northbro...

1. A tricycle for playing golf, the tricycle comprising:a foldable front half comprising:
a pair of steerable front wheels;
a front frame supported between the pair of steerable front wheels, the front frame comprising
a pair of handlebar post tubes operatively coupled to the pair of steerable front wheels,
a front cross bar extending between the pair of handlebar post tubes, and
a pair of front bars extending from the front cross bar;
a pair of handlebar posts coupled to the pair of handlebar post tubes; and
a golf bag support assembly arranged on the front frame; and
a foldable rear half releasably coupled to the foldable front half, the foldable rear half comprising
a drivable rear wheel;
a rear frame comprising
a down tube releasably coupled to the front cross bar at a first end of the down tube and
a down tube fork at a second end of the down tube for supporting the drivable rear wheel, and
a rear tube releasably coupled to top of the pair of front bars at a first end of the rear tube and a rear tube fork at a second end of the rear tube for supporting the drivable rear wheel;
a chainwheel drive arranged on the down tube and operatively coupled to the drivable rear wheel; and
a seat assembly arranged on the rear tube.

US Pat. No. 10,189,496

STEERING ASSEMBLY HAVING A TELESCOPE DRIVE LOCK ASSEMBLY

STEERING SOLUTIONS IP HOL...

1. A steering column assembly, comprising:an upper jacket assembly at least partially received within a lower jacket assembly, and
a telescope drive assembly, comprising:
a telescope actuator disposed on the lower jacket assembly, and
an extension member operatively connected to the telescope actuator and the lower jacket assembly, the telescope actuator and the extension member arranged to move the upper jacket assembly between an extended position and a retracted position, and
a telescope drive lock assembly operatively connected to the extension member, the telescope drive lock assembly being configured to facilitate movement of the upper jacket assembly away from the retracted position while the upper jacket assembly is in the retracted position, the telescope drive lock assembly, comprising:
a mounting bracket;
a first split nut assembly and a second split nut assembly disposed at least partially about the extension member, the first split nut assembly having a first split nut pivotally connected to the mounting bracket and the second split nut assembly having a second split nut pivotally connected to the mounting bracket;
an engagement member operatively connected to the mounting bracket and the first split nut assembly and the second split nut assembly; and
a split nut actuator operatively connected to the lower jacket assembly, the split nut actuator having a plunger extending towards the engagement member.

US Pat. No. 10,189,470

HYBRID VEHICLE PROPULSION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

GM Global Technology Oper...

1. A method of operating a vehicle propulsion system for a vehicle having a controller, the method comprising:selectively operating an engine and a first electric machine each configured to provide torque to propel the vehicle;
coupling a second electric machine to the engine to provide torque to start the engine from an inactive state;
powering both of the first electric machine and the second electric machine with a high-voltage power source over a high-voltage bus;
positioning a plurality of torque disconnect clutches along a torque flow path to selectively decouple at least one of the engine and the first electric machine according to a vehicle drive mode;
operating a turbocharging system, including a turbine and a compressor driven by an engine exhaust;
powering a third electric machine with the high-voltage power source and coupling the third electric machine to at least one of the compressor and the turbine to drive the turbocharging system in advance of a flow of the engine exhaust being at a full capacity;
selecting a first drive mode causing a decoupling of the engine in response to the vehicle being driven at a steady-state speed for a predetermined duration of time;
deactivating the engine and propelling the vehicle using the first electric machine; and
restarting the engine using the second electric machine powered by the high-voltage power source, via the controller.

US Pat. No. 10,189,452

SENSOR-TRIGGERING OF FRICTION AND REGENERATIVE BRAKING

1. A method for automatically activating simultaneously a friction braking system and a regenerative braking system of a vehicle, the method comprising the steps of:providing a first sensor on a vehicle to detect a position and movement of one or more objects in surroundings of the vehicle;
providing a second sensor on the vehicle to detect operation of a brake pedal of the vehicle;
providing a regenerative braking system of the vehicle;
providing a friction braking system of the vehicle;
detecting, via the first sensor, the position and movement of the one or more objects;
detecting, via the second sensor, an operation of the brake pedal of the vehicle;
calculating a risk of collision of the vehicle with the one or more objects based upon the position and movement of the one or more objects, the calculated risk of collision representing a probability determination that a collision of the vehicle with the one or more objects is unavoidable without an immediate and simultaneous activation of both the friction braking system and the regenerative braking system; and
in response to the calculated risk of collision exceeding a predetermined risk of collision level, automatically activating simultaneously the friction braking system and the regenerative braking system of the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,189,448

WIPER BLADE ADAPTER SYSTEM

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A wiper blade adapter system comprising a wiper blade adapter unit (10) having a coupling unit (18) and at least two separate connection units (12, 14, 16) that have different overall forms and are each configured to couple to a different type of wiper arm adapter and to the coupling unit (18), wherein the at least two connection units each include a projecting plug element (24), wherein the coupling unit (18) includes a lateral plug-in unit (20) configured for coupling to the at least two connection units (12, 14, 16) in an assembly step, wherein the lateral plug-in unit (20) includes a receiving element (22) configured for receiving the plug element (24) of each one of the at least two connection units (12, 14, 16), wherein the receiving element (22) includes a mounting channel (26) defined by a closed cross-sectional circumference, wherein the receiving channel extends at least substantially parallel to a wiping direction (54) and is open at one end along the wiping direction such that during the assembly step the projecting plug element (24) of one of the connection units (12, 14, 16) is pushed along the wiping direction (54) and into the mounting channel (26), wherein at least one connection unit (12, 14, 16) of the at least two connection units (12, 14, 16) includes an intermediate element (30, 32, 34) which is configured for coupling to a connection element (64, 66, 68) of the at least one connection unit (12, 14, 16).

US Pat. No. 10,189,434

AUGMENTED SAFETY RESTRAINT

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An augmented safety restraint system, comprising:a first seat;
a first restraint operable to secure a first passenger to the first seat, the first restraint having an exposed surface facing away from a body of the first passenger; and
a gesture-sensing device integrated into a material of the first restraint and operable to receive an input from the first passenger on the exposed surface of the first restraint facing away from the body of the first passenger.

US Pat. No. 10,189,427

VEHICLE AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING A DISPLAY THEREIN

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. An automated vehicle supporting autonomous or self-driving, the vehicle comprising:sensors;
a display including a display area formed on a glass of the vehicle; and
a controller configured to:
cause the display to display data obtained via at least one of the sensors on the display area based on an operation mode of the vehicle and vehicle passenger information; and
cause the display to not display the data obtained via the at least one of the sensors when the operation mode is an automatous or self-driving mode in which a driver is not required.

US Pat. No. 10,189,418

ADJUSTABLE AND SLIDING LADDER RACK APPARATUS

Adrian Steel Company, Ad...

1. A vehicle equipment rack, comprising:a first cross member;
a second cross member;
a first roller coupled with an outboard end of said first cross member;
a second roller coupled with an outboard end of said second cross member;
a first arm in rolling engagement with said first roller;
a second arm in rolling engagement with said second roller;
a drive tube rotatably coupled with said first and second cross members;
a first pivot arm coupled with said drive tube, said first pivot arm rotatably coupled with said first arm;
a second pivot arm coupled with said drive tube, said second pivot arm rotatably coupled with said second arm;
said first arm comprising:
a base member in rolling engagement with said first roller;
said base member having an aperture disposed through a surface thereof;
a first linear actuator disposed in said base member, wherein a portion of said first linear actuator is disposed through said base member aperture;
a first bracket disposed on a surface of said base member;
said first bracket coupled with said first linear actuator;
a sliding member slideably coupled with said base member;
a second bracket coupled with said sliding member;
said second arm comprising:
a third bracket disposed on a surface of said second arm; and
a fourth bracket coupled with said second arm.

US Pat. No. 10,189,398

LASER HEAD LAMP FOR VEHICLE AND VEHICLE

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A laser head lamp for a vehicle, comprising:a plurality of lamp modules each comprising a laser diode and configured to output at least one of a low beam or a high beam;
at least one processor; and
a computer-readable medium coupled to the at least one processor having stored thereon instructions which, when executed by the at least one processor, causes the at least one processor to perform operations comprising:
acquiring total operation time of each of the plurality of lamp modules; and
controlling, based on the acquired total operation times, at least one first lamp module among the plurality of lamp modules differently from at least one second lamp module among the plurality of lamp modules.

US Pat. No. 10,189,392

VEHICLE CENTER CONSOLE WORKING SURFACE

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A center console for a vehicle comprising:a lid having a first release lever that releasably engages with a latch; and
a pivoting assembly comprising a working surface that is deployable while the lid is in a closed position, the pivoting assembly being independently operable from the lid and having a second release lever that releasably engages with the latch.

US Pat. No. 10,189,388

SECURED FOLD-OUT COMPONENT OR SECURED ARMREST

1. A vehicle seat fold-out component, the fold out component comprising:a component or an armrest rotatable about an axis of rotation from a stowage position into a use position;
a locking element, the component or the armrest being securable in the stowage position by the locking element in the event of an accident, wherein, in the event of an accident, the locking element rotates about an axis of rotation from an actuating position into a locking position, the locking element being provided in the form of a locking element cam disk
a component or armrest cam disk provided on the component or the armrest.

US Pat. No. 10,189,351

AGITATOR TRUCK

BYD Company Limited, She...

1. An agitator truck, comprising:a frame;
a first axle assembly and a second axle assembly disposed along a front-rear direction in a spaced manner on the frame, wherein the second axle assembly comprises two vehicle axle assemblies that are disposed along the front-rear direction in a spaced manner; and
a suspension system, wherein each of the vehicle axle assemblies is connected to the frame through the suspension system, wherein:
each of the vehicle axle assemblies includes an axle case assembly comprising an axle case component, and two half axles located inside the axle case component; and
at least one of the two vehicle axle assemblies is an electric drive axle assembly comprising an electric power assembly, wherein the electric power assembly comprises:
a transmission having a transmission case fixed to the axle case component;
a power motor fixed onto the transmission case; and
a differential supported on the transmission case and located inside the axle case component.

US Pat. No. 10,189,348

MOTOR VEHICLE UNDERTRAY TRIM PANEL HAVING AN AIR INLET

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A motor vehicle undertray trim panel comprising an air inlet which is delimited toward a vehicle engine compartment and toward a roadway by an upper and a lower flat element, respectively, which flat elements extend arcuately rearward and upward in the direction of the engine compartment, in which components to be cooled of the vehicle are situated, wherein the upper flat element runs, starting from a front end which lies in a vehicle longitudinal direction, in front of an internal combustion engine of the motor vehicle and below a front radiator, approximately horizontally and at a spacing below an oil sump of the internal combustion engine and then in a continuously steeper curve to its rear end which lies behind the oil sump and which is adjoined by a planar air ram plate which extends by a small amount substantially vertically upward, and then ends substantially freely in the engine compartment, and wherein the lower flat element runs, from a front end which lies in the vehicle longitudinal direction behind the rear end of the upper flat element, in a steeper curve than the upper flat element rearward and upward to a rear end which lies even further rearward and substantially higher than the rear end of the upper flat element.

US Pat. No. 10,189,346

PLANETARY MULTI-STAGE TRANSMISSION

ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG, F...

1. A planetary multi-stage transmission for a vehicle, comprising:a housing (9);
at least one electric motor (EM);
three planetary gear sets including a first planetary gear set (RS1), a second planetary gear set (RS2) and a third planetary gear set (RS3);
a drive (An) connectable by a zeroth shift element (K0) to a first shaft (1);
an output (Ab) connected to a second shaft (2);
four additional shafts including a third shaft (3), a fourth shaft (4), a fifth shaft (5) and a sixth shaft (6); and
a plurality of additional shift elements including a first shift element (K1), a second shift element (K2), a third shift element (K3), a fourth shift element (K4) and a fifth shift element (B1), the plurality of additional shift elements actuatable to provide at least eight forward gears (G1, G2, G3, G4, G5, G6, G7, G8);
wherein a first element of the first planetary gear set (RS1) is connected to the housing (9), the first shaft (1) is permanently connected to a second element of the first planetary gear set (RS1), a rotor (10) of the electric motor (EM) is connected to a third element of the first planetary gear set (RS1), and the third element of the first planetary gear set (RS1) is connectable by one or more of the plurality of additional shift elements to at least one element of one or more of the second and third planetary gear sets (RS2, RS3).

US Pat. No. 10,189,343

CASE STRUCTURE OF POWER EQUIPMENT UNIT

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

1. A case structure of a power equipment unit which accommodates a power equipment mounted in a vehicle and is disposed in a power equipment unit accommodating part provided on a floor panel, the case structure comprising:a case body having an upper portion opened to accommodate the power equipment;
a lid member which covers the upper portion of the case body; and
a cover member which is attached to the lid member and covers at least an opening part formed in the lid member, wherein
the cover member has an intake port which takes in air from outside,
a levee wall is provided in front of the intake port,
the lid member is provided with a cover member disposing part having a recess shape concaved from an upper surface of the lid member,
the cover member is disposed in the cover member disposing part such that the intake port is located higher than the upper surface, and
an upper end of the levee wall is located above an imaginary line passing through a lower end of the intake port from an intersection between the upper surface of the lid member and the cover member disposing part in a sectional view.

US Pat. No. 10,189,333

METHOD OF MODIFYING A HEAVY DUTY TRUCK AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM

14. A method of modifying a primary air conditioning loop of a heavy duty truck, the primary air conditioning loop having a compressor, a condenser mounted within an engine bay of the truck, an evaporator, and a cooling fan belt-driven by an engine of the truck mounted within the engine bay adjacent a radiator of the truck, the method comprising:removing the condenser from the engine bay;
removing the belt-driven cooling fan from the engine bay;
installing a remote condenser on the truck external from the engine bay on a back of a cab of the truck, the remote condenser in fluid communication with the primary air conditioning loop of the truck, the remote condenser including one or more electrically powered condenser fans mounted adjacent to the condenser;
installing an electric cooling assembly in the engine bay adjacent to the radiator of the truck, the electric cooling assembly comprising four electrically powered cooling fans oriented in a 2×2 arrangement and surrounded by a shroud;
installing a control unit in electrical communication with the one or more cooling fans, wherein the control unit activates or deactivates one or more of the electrically powered cooling fans based on cooling needs of the engine;
installing a manual activation switch for activating the one or more electrically powered cooling fans of the electric cooling assembly;
removing an oil cooler from the engine bay of the truck; and
installing a remote oil cooler at a location that is external to the engine bay of the truck.

US Pat. No. 10,189,329

DAMPING FORCE ADJUSTING MECHANISM

AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAI...

1. A damping force adjusting mechanism comprising:a case that houses an operating fluid;
a sealing member that separates an inside of the case into a first fluid chamber and a second fluid chamber;
a housing that holds the sealing member and houses the sealing member in the case;
a damping valve that is housed inside the housing and performs control of opening and closing between the first fluid chamber and the second fluid chamber;
a first pilot chamber and a second pilot chamber which are separately formed inside the housing with the damping valve therebetween;
a first communication passage that causes the first fluid chamber to communicate with the first pilot chamber;
a second communication passage that causes the second fluid chamber to communicate with the second pilot chamber;
a first fixed orifice that is interposed in the first communication passage;
a second fixed orifice that is interposed in the second communication passage;
a control chamber that is formed inside the housing and communicates with the first pilot chamber and the second pilot chamber;
a control valve that is housed inside the control chamber, separates the control chamber into a first control chamber communicating with the first pilot chamber and a second control chamber communicating with the second pilot chamber, and selects a flow of the fluid from the first control chamber to the second control chamber or a flow of the fluid in a reverse direction with respect to the flow of the fluid in accordance with magnitudes of fluid pressures inside the first control chamber and the second control chamber;
an actuator that controls electrical driving of the control valve and controls the fluid pressure inside the first pilot chamber or the second pilot chamber;
a first relief valve that has a valve member having the first fixed orifice and being seated on an opening portion of the first communication passage, and a relief spring for biasing the valve member in a direction of closing the opening portion of the first communication passage; and
a second relief valve that has a valve member having the second fixed orifice and being seated on an opening portion of the second communication passage, and a relief spring for biasing the valve member in a direction of closing the opening portion of the second communication passage.

US Pat. No. 10,189,328

VEHICULAR PUMP APPARATUS AND VEHICULAR BRACKET

HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEM...

1. A vehicular pump apparatus comprising:a pump compressing a fluid; and
an annular bracket;
the bracket including:
an annular portion to which the pump is secured, the annular portion being provided at an inner peripheral side of the bracket;
a plurality of vehicle body mounting portions to be connected to a vehicle body, the vehicle body mounting portions being provided at an outer peripheral side of the bracket; and
a connecting portion provided between each of the vehicle body mounting portions and the annular portion;
the annular portion of the bracket having a convex portion of convex cross-sectional shape provided along the annular portion;
the connecting portion between each of the vehicle body mounting portions and the annular portion having a non-linear shape;
the annular portion of the bracket being formed in a polygonal shape comprising sides different in length between adjacent ones thereof;
the vehicle body mounting portions of the bracket being disposed at respective positions that face each other across the annular portion and that are asymmetric to each other with respect to the annular portion.

US Pat. No. 10,189,313

TIRE COMPRISING AN IMPROVED TREAD

COMPAGNIE GENERALE DES ET...

1. A tire adapted to be mounted on a mounting rim of a vehicle wheel and having a predetermined direction of mounting on a vehicle, comprising a tread extending between an outboard axial edge and an inboard axial edge, the inboard axial edge being the edge intended to be mounted on the side facing the body shell of the vehicle when the tire is mounted on the vehicle in the predetermined direction of mounting, the distance between the outboard axial edge and the inboard axial edge of the tread in the new state defining a width L of the tread;wherein the tread comprises N circumferential ribs, N being a whole number greater than or equal to 4, separated by N?1 circumferential grooves each one comprising two lateral walls, the mean axial distance between the two lateral walls of each groove being greater than or equal to 5 mm and less than or equal to 20 mm;
wherein the circumferential rib adjacent to the outboard axial edge of the tread extends, which is configured to be in contact with a road surface, in any radial section and over the entire radial depth of the tread, from a first axial position, of which the axial distance with respect to the inboard axial edge of the tread is greater than or equal to 0.95·L, to a second axial position, of which the axial distance with respect to the inboard axial edge of the tread is less than or equal to 0.6·L;
wherein the circumferential rib adjacent to the outboard axial edge of the tread comprises a first portion made from a first rubber composition and a second portion axially adjacent to the first portion and made from a second rubber composition different from said first rubber composition, wherein the second axial position is an outboard lateral wall of the groove adjacent to the second portion of the circumferential rib adjacent to the outboard axial edge of the tread;
wherein the first portion extends, in any radial section and over the entire radial depth of the tread, from said first axial position to a third axial position of which the axial distance with respect to the inboard axial edge of the tread is greater than or equal to 0.8 L and less than or equal to 0.85 L, the second portion of the circumferential rib extending from said third axial position to said second axial position, wherein the ribs other than the circumferential rib adjacent to the outboard axial edge of the tread are the second rubber composition;
wherein said first and second rubber compositions comprise at least one elastomer and at least one reinforcing filler comprising a carbon black, the carbon black representing a percentage greater than or equal to 50% and less than or equal to 100% of weight of all of the reinforcing filler, and
wherein said first rubber composition has:
an elastic modulus at 300% deformation which is greater than 1.1 times and less than or equal to 2.1 times the elastic modulus at 300% deformation of said second rubber composition;
a Shore A hardness which is greater than or equal to 0.95 times and less than or equal to 1.20 times the Shore A hardness of said second rubber composition;
a complex modulus G* at 60° C. which is greater than or equal to 1.00 times and less than or equal to 2.10 times the complex modulus G* at 60° C. of said second rubber composition.

US Pat. No. 10,189,308

DRIVE DEVICE FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE AND MOTOR VEHICLE HAVING AT LEAST ONE DRIVE DEVICE

AUDI AG, Ingolstadt (DE)...

1. A drive device for a motor vehicle, comprising:a first drive assembly,
a second drive assembly, and
a wheel axle having a first axle member and a second axle member,
wherein the axle members are arranged in a lengthwise direction relative to an axis of rotation of at least one of the first axle member and the second axle member on sides of the first drive assembly and the second drive assembly lying opposite to one another,
wherein the first axle member is coupled to the first drive assembly and the second axle member is coupled to the second drive assembly so that torque is transmitted,
wherein the first drive assembly and the second drive assembly are arranged axis-parallel to each another,
wherein the drive device has a first transmission for transmitting torque between the first drive assembly and the first axle member and a second transmission for transmitting torque between the second drive assembly and the second axle member,
wherein the first transmission and the second transmission are each designed as a spur or helical gear transmission with at least one transmission stage, and
wherein a displacement of the first axle member relative to the first drive assembly is executed in a crosswise direction with respect to the axis of rotation of the first axle member by a rotation of the at least one transmission stage of the first transmission, or in that a displacement of the second axle member relative to the second drive assembly is executed in the crosswise direction with respect to the axis of rotation of the second axle member by a rotation of the at least one transmission stage of the second transmission.

US Pat. No. 10,189,302

WHEEL TRIM

ZANINI AUTO GRUP, S.A., ...

1. A wheel trim (1) comprising:a base element (2) provided with holes (3); and
a cover element (4) placed on said base element (2), the cover element (4) being linked with the base element (2) by a speed activation element (5) and said cover element (4) being movable between a rest position, in which the holes (3) are not covered by the cover element (4), and an active position, in which the holes (3) are completely or partially covered by the cover element (4), when a rotating speed of the wheel is higher than a preset speed,
wherein the cover element (4) is also linked with the base element (2) by a temperature activation element (6) which moves the cover element (4) to said rest position when a temperature sensed by said temperature activation element (6) is higher than a preset temperature,
wherein a first end of each of the temperature activation element (6) and the speed activation element (5) is fixed to the base element (2) and a second end of each of the temperature activation element (6) and the speed activation element (5) is linked to the cover element (4) by an arm (10), a second end of the arm (10) being movable inside a groove (7) ,provided in the base element (2).

US Pat. No. 10,189,293

ANTI-COUNTERFEIT MEDIUM AND VERIFICATION METHOD

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. An anti-counterfeit medium comprising:a support member including a first portion having optical transparency;
a first retardation layer facing the first portion and including a plurality of regions whose slow axis directions are different from each other;
a polarizing layer facing the first retardation layer at a position of the first portion; and
a second retardation layer facing the first retardation layer with the polarizing layer interposed therebetween, the second retardation layer including a plurality of regions whose slow axis directions are different from each other, wherein
the first retardation layer, the polarizing layer, and the second retardation layer are attached to the support member,
the anti-counterfeit medium comprises only the polarizing layer as a polarizer,
a portion out of the anti-counterfeit medium where the first portion, the first retardation layer, the polarizing layer, and the second retardation layer form a stacked structure has optical transparency, and
the anti-counterfeit medium is configured such that
the anti-counterfeit medium displays a first image when observing a portion of the anti-counterfeit medium corresponding to the stacked structure with an unaided eye in a state in which the first retardation layer is located between the polarizing layer and an observer, and a reflector is located behind the anti-counterfeit medium, and
the anti-counterfeit medium displays a second image different from the first image when observing the portion of the anti-counterfeit medium corresponding to the stacked structure with the unaided eye in a state in which the second retardation layer is located between the polarizing layer and the observer, and the reflector is located behind the anti-counterfeit medium.

US Pat. No. 10,189,292

METHOD FOR THE SURFACE APPLICATION OF A SECURITY DEVICE TO A SUBSTRATE

1. A fibrous sheet material having opposing surfaces and a recessin one opposing surface, which comprises:
a fibrous sub-region disposed beneath the recess, and an immediate adjoining bulk-region disposed next to the recess and the sub-region;
a surface applied security device disposed in the recess; and
an interface between the surface applied security device and the one opposing surface,
wherein the surface applied security device has been introduced during a wet stage of a paper manufacturing process where a fibrous web was sufficiently consolidated as a fully formed wet web, wherein by introducing the security device at this wet stage of the paper manufacturing process, the security device has been adequately forced into the fibrous web to further consolidate fibers in the sub-region rather than displacing them, wherein a water level and/or a moisture level of the sufficiently consolidated fibrous web ranged from about 60% to about 90% by weight, based on a total weight of the fibrous web, when the surface applied security device was introduced.

US Pat. No. 10,189,287

PRINTING APPARATUS

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A printing apparatus, comprising:an ejection head provided with a plurality of nozzles and configured to eject a liquid from the nozzles to a paper sheet to perform printing;
a paper sheet transport roller configured to transport the paper sheet to an ejection position of the ejection head by rotating while pinching the paper sheet;
an inverting portion configured to curve and invert the paper sheet in order to print on a second surface of the paper sheet after printing on a first surface of the paper sheet;
a pinch portion configured to pinch the paper sheet with the inverting portion; and
a rotation control unit configured to control rotation of the paper sheet transport roller,
wherein, after printing on the first surface of the paper sheet, the rotation control unit performs a decurling process including a rotation stop control to stop rotation of the paper sheet transport roller for a predetermined time in a state in which a length from a position in which the paper sheet is pinched by the pinch portion to a forward end of the second surface of the paper sheet is equal to or shorter than a distance from a position in which the paper sheet is pinched by the paper sheet transport roller to an uppermost stream nozzle of the ejection head.

US Pat. No. 10,189,280

CORRUGATED-BOARD MACHINE

BHS Corrugated Maschinen-...

1. A corrugated-board machine for manufacturing corrugated board, comprisinga) a material-web output device for outputting a material web,
b) an inkjet printing device disposed downstream of the material-web output device for printing at least one imprint on the material web, and
c) an overcoating arrangement, disposed downstream of the inkjet printing device, for overcoating the printed material web at least in regions, the overcoating arrangement comprising a varnishing unit for substantially full-faced overcoating a printed side of the material web with at least one overcoating layer, the varnishing unit comprising at least one overcoat-application roller for applying the at least one overcoating layer on the printed side of the material web, the overcoating arrangement further comprises an inkjet-varnishing device for inkjet-varnishing the printed material web in regions with at least one inkjet-varnish region, the at least one inkjet-varnish region covers the at least one imprint at least in regions in order to increase its gloss effect at least in regions;
an inkjet-varnishing control device for position control of the at least one inkjet-varnish region on the printed material web, the positioning control taking place on the basis of markings of the printed material web, the inkjet-varnishing control device communicating scaling/size values to the inkjet-varnishing device for matching the at least one inkjet-varnish region to the at least one imprint, the inkjet-varnishing control device being configured to match a size of the at least one inkjet-varnish region to the at least one imprint by receiving corresponding information which is based on distance measurements of the markings on the material web.

US Pat. No. 10,189,269

RECORDING APPARATUS AND RECORDING METHOD

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A recording apparatus comprising:a recording head configured to discharge first black ink, second black ink having a higher surface tension than the first black ink, and color ink having a lower surface tension than the second black ink;
a determination unit configured to determine whether a target portion of a first area to be subjected to recording with a black ink on a recording medium is an edge portion adjoining a second area to be subjected to recording with at least the color ink; and
a control unit configured to control a recording operation to record an image on the recording medium by discharging ink from the recording head,
wherein the control unit controls the recording operation to discharge both the first and the second black ink to the target portion determined to be the edge portion.

US Pat. No. 10,189,262

CLEANING LIQUID, CONTAINER, INKJET PRINTING METHOD, INKJET PRINTING DEVICE, AND SET OF INK AND CLEANING LIQUID

Ricoh Company, Ltd., Tok...

1. A cleaning liquid for rinsing an ink adhering to an article comprising:water; and
a first organic solvent,
wherein a liquid mixture of the water and the first organic solvent has a Hansen solubility parameter including a hydrogen bond term of 10.0 (cal/cm3)1/2 or less,
wherein the ink includes water, a second organic solvent, a polyurethane resin particle, and a polysiloxane surfactant having an HLB value of 8 or less,
wherein the polyurethane resin particle accounts for 5 percent by mass or more of a total amount of the ink.

US Pat. No. 10,189,257

PRINT BAR STRUCTURE

HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPME...

1. A print bar structure, comprising:a beam having two flanges connected by a web and a planar surface along a longitudinal edge of each flange;
a printhead mounting structure attached to the beam along the planar surfaces to mount a printhead;
a fluid flow structure positioned between the flanges to carry printing fluid to the printhead mounting structure, the fluid flow structure being distinct from the beam; and
multiple printheads mounted to the printhead mounting structure and arranged end to end in a staggered configuration in which each printhead overlaps an adjacent printhead.

US Pat. No. 10,189,253

LIQUID EJECTION HEAD AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A liquid ejection head comprising:a substrate; and
an ejection orifice-forming member formed on the substrate and including an ejection orifice configured to eject liquid and a liquid channel communicating with the ejection orifice,
wherein the ejection orifice-forming member includes an ejection orifice-forming member layer A, an intermediate water-repellent layer, and an ejection orifice-forming member layer B in this order from a substrate-side of the member,
the ejection orifice-forming member includes a protrusion protruding into the ejection orifice, and
the ejection orifice-forming member includes a water-repellent projection portion that is at least a portion of the intermediate water-repellent layer and that projects farther into the ejection orifice than the ejection orifice-forming member layer A and the ejection orifice-forming member layer B.

US Pat. No. 10,189,251

INK JET RECORDING APPARATUS AND INK JET RECORDING METHOD

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An ink jet recording apparatus, comprising:a recording head configured to discharge ink to a recording medium;
an acquisition unit configured to acquire information relating to temperature of the recording head;
a conveying unit configured to convey a recording medium;
a mode selecting controller which performs selecting of one recording mode from a plurality of recording modes at least including
(i) a first recording mode for printing a first surface of a recording medium and a second surface of a recording medium, the second surface being continuously fed to a recording position being recorded by the recording head after the first surface by the conveying unit and being recorded upon next after the first surface, and
(ii) a second recording mode where a period from finishing of recording onto the first surface to starting of recording onto the second surface is shorter than the period in the first recording mode;
a heating controller which performs heating of the recording head so as
(i) not to heat the recording head during the period from finishing of recording onto the first surface to starting of recording onto the second surface in the first recording mode, and
(ii) to heat the recording head, on the basis of information relating to the temperature of the recording head by driving a heating element to adjust a temperature of the recording head, during the period from finishing of recording onto the first surface to starting of recording onto the second surface in the second recording mode; and
a recording controller which performs recording onto the first surface and the second surface by the recording head in accordance with the selected recording mode.