US Pat. No. 10,190,048

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

Merck Patent GmbH, Darms...

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

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,047

GREEN-EMITTING, GARNET-BASED PHOSPHORS IN GENERAL AND BACKLIGHTING APPLICATIONS

Intematix Corporation, F...

1. A white LED comprising:a radiation source configured to provide excitation radiation having a wavelength greater than about 280 nm;
at least one green-emitting, garnet-based phosphor, at least one said green emitting, garnet-based phosphor having the formula:
(Y,A)3(Al,B)5(O,C)12:Ce3+, where
A is at least one of Tb, Gd, Sm, La, Lu, Sr, Ca, and Mg, including combinations of those elements, and wherein the amount of substitution of those elements for Y ranges from about 0.1 to about 100 percent stoichiometrically;
B is at least one of Si, Ge, B, F, and Ga, including combinations, wherein B substitutes for Al in amounts ranging from about 0.1 to about 100 percent stoichiometrically; and
C is at least one of F, Cl, N, and S, including combinations, wherein C substitutes for oxygen in amounts ranging from about 0.1 to about 100 percent stoichiometrically.

US Pat. No. 10,190,043

COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING QUANTUM DOTS

Merck Patent GmbH, Darms...

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,038

METHOD OF USING SOPHOROLIPIDS IN WELL TREATMENT OPERATIONS

Baker Hughes, a GE Compan...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,034

NON-REDUCING STABILIZATION COMPLEXANT FOR ACIDIZING COMPOSITIONS AND ASSOCIATED METHODS

Halliburton Energy Servic...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,033

SALT-FREE FLUOROUS-INVERT EMULSION FLUID

Halliburton Energy Servic...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,015

PASSIVATION LAYER COMPRISING A PHOTOCROSSLINKED FLUOROPOLYMER

THE CHEMOURS COMPANY FC, ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,007

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

Ricoh Company, Ltd., Tok...

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

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

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

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

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,998

DOPED NICKEL OXIDE INTERFACIAL LAYER

Hunt Energy Enterprises, ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,978

RUBBER COMPOSITION COMPRISING A HIGHLY SATURATED DIENE ELASTOMER

COMPAGNIE GENERALE DES ET...

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,975

CABLE FILL COMPOSITION

SHELL OIL COMPANY, Houst...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,967

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

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RES...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,961

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

The General Hospital Corp...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,948

ISATIN COPOLYMERS HAVING INTRINSIC MICROPOROSITY

Dow Global Technologies L...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,947

COMPOSITION OF ANTI-REFLECTIVE HARDMASK

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

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

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,928

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

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,917

FLUORINATED CATALYST SUPPORTS AND CATALYST SYSTEMS

Univation Technologies, L...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,866

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

HITACHI, LTD., Tokyo (JP...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,850

CDK INHIBITORS

G1 Therapeutics, Inc., R...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,840

SUBSTITUTED TRICYCLIC HETEROCYCLIC COMPOUNDS

Bristol-Myers Squibb Comp...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,814

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

Celgene Corporation, Sum...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,787

INHIBITORS OF HISTONE DEMETHYLASES

Gilead Sciences, Inc., F...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,786

ANTIBACTERIAL COMPOUNDS

DUKE UNIVERSITY, Durham,...

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

 moiety is of formula:

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,783

POLYFUNCTIONAL COMPOUNDS

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,780

BICYCLIC ALKYL COMPOUNDS AND SYNTHESIS

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,777

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

Lycera Corporation, Ann ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,776

STEREOSELECTIVE PROCESS

Boehringer Ingelheim Inte...

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

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

with a compound of formula (III)

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

wherein
R3 is selected from the group consisting of

US Pat. No. 10,189,773

IN-VIVO GELLING PHARMACEUTICAL PRE-FORMULATION

MEDICUS BIOSCIENCES, LLC,...

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,771

ACRYLIC ADHESIVE COMPOSITION FROM PROTECTED PHOTOCROSSLINKING AGENTS

3M Innovative Properties ...

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,763

REDUCTION OF GREENHOUSE GAS EMISSION

RES USA, LLC, Westminste...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,761

METHOD FOR POLYOL SYNTHESIS FROM TRIACYLGLYCERIDE OILS

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,755

OLIGOMERIZATION OF ETHENE IN SUPERCRITICAL MODE

Evonik Degussa GmbH, Ess...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,754

BUTADIENE PRODUCTION SYSTEM AND BUTADIENE PRODUCTION METHOD

SEKISUI CHEMICAL CO., LTD...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,747

REFRACTORY METAL SILICIDE NANOPARTICLE CERAMICS

The United States of Amer...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,743

ENHANCED STRENGTHENING OF GLASS

APPLE INC., Cupertino, C...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,741

HIGH STRENGTH GLASS-CERAMICS HAVING PETALITE AND LITHIUM SILICATE STRUCTURES

CORNING INCORPORATED, Co...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,734

FLOATING METHANATION SYSTEM

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,729

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

Whirlpool Corporation, B...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,726

ELECTROCHEMICAL DESALINATION FOR OIL RECOVERY

Evoqua Water Technologies...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,725

METHODS OF SEPARATING IMPURITIES FROM INDUSTRIAL MINERALS USING ELECTROCOAGULATION

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,723

MULTI-MEDIA STRATIFIED FILTRATION

SIEMENS ENERGY, INC., Or...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,722

PRESSURIZED GAS LIFTING AND GAS REJUVENATION

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,718

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

HRL Laboratories, LLC, M...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,717

SYNTHESIS OF ALUMINOSILICATE ZEOLITE SSZ-26 VIA INTERZEOLITE TRANSFORMATION


US Pat. No. 10,189,715

ULTRAHARD STISHOVITE NANOPARTICLES AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURE

Lehigh University, Bethl...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,712

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

International Business Ma...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,708

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

The United States of Amer...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,707

EMBEDDED STRUCTURES FOR HIGH GLASS STRENGTH AND ROBUST PACKAGING

Continental Automotive Sy...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,706

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

DunAn Microstaq, Inc., A...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,705

MONOLITHIC INTEGRATION OF MEMS AND IC DEVICES

GLOBALFOUNDRIES SINGAPORE...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,703

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

STMicroelectronics S.r.l....

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,702

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

STATS ChipPAC Pte. Ltd., ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,700

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

The United States of Amer...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,697

BIG BOTTLE FORMAT DISPENSER

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,695

KEG COVER

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,693

FILLING ELEMENT AND FILING MACHINE

KHS GmbH, Dortmund (DE)

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,684

COUNTERWEIGHT ATTACHMENT AND REMOVAL DEVICE AND COMBINATION OF SAME WITH COUNTERWEIGHT

Caterpillar SARL, Geneva...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,683

MOBILE CRANE WITH BALLAST RECEIVING APPARATUS

Liebherr-Werk Ehingen Gmb...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,682

RESCUE HOOK WITH INTEGRATED LIGHTING

Goodrich Corporation, Ch...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,681

ESCALATOR OR MOVING WALKWAY WITH AT LEAST ONE ACCESS MODULE

INVENTIO AG, Hergiswil (...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,680

LANDING-DOOR DOOR LOCK DEVICE

OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY, F...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,676

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

Kone Corporation, Helsin...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,675

FULLY ADJUSTABLE BRAKE CONTROLLER WITHOUT NEED OF DC-LINK

Kone Corporation, Helsin...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,674

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,672

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

IXBLUE, Saint-Germain-en...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,670

PAPER SHEET HANDLING MACHINE AND PAPER SHEET HANDLING METHOD

GLORY LTD., Himeji-shi, ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,666

SHEET TRAY AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

Brother Kogyo Kabushiki K...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,664

SHEET PROCESSING APPARATUS AND IMAGE FORMING SYSTEM

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba,...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,660

AUXILIARY MEDIA UNIT TRANSPORTER FOR MEDIA PROCESSING DEVICES

ZIH Corp., Lincolnshire,...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,659

PAPER SHEET HANDLING APPARATUS AND PAPER SHEET HANDLING METHOD

GLORY LTD., Himeji-shi, ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,658

STACKING DEVICE FOR STACKING VALUE DOCUMENTS

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,655

TRANSPORTING APPARATUS

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,636

INDICATOR SYSTEM FOR A COMBINED PROCEDURE DRAPE AND BAG

EndoChoice, Inc., Alphar...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,628

OBJECT RECOGNITION FOR PROTECTIVE PACKAGING CONTROL

PREGIS INTELLIPACK LLC, ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,627

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

CHINA UNIVERSITY OF PETRO...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,614

CONTAINER AND CAP ASSEMBLY

BISSELL Homecare, Inc., ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,608

PLASTIC BAG AND PLASTIC BAG MAKING APPARATUS

Totani Corporation, Kyot...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,602

PRODUCT TAG WITH EXPANDABLE LOOP AND SACHET

Bedford Industries, Inc.,...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,599

BULK MATERIAL SHIPPING CONTAINER

Arrows Up, LLC, Arlingto...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,591

ROTARY FILLING DEVICE FOR ASEPTIC FILLING OF POUCHES

Scholle IPN Corporation, ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,588

BUNDLING ARTICLE WITH ELASTIC LOOP AND COOPERATING TAG

Bedford Industries, Inc.,...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,575

AIRCRAFT ENGINE ASSEMBLY COMPRISING REAR ENGINE ATTACHMENTS IN THE FORM OF SHACKLES

AIRBUS OPERATIONS SAS, T...

1. An aircraft engine assembly comprising:an engine,
a pylon for mounting the engine on a structure of the aircraft,
the pylon comprising a primary structure forming a box formed by lower spar and upper spars joined together by a plurality of transverse stiffening ribs situated inside the box, the box being closed laterally by two side panels,
means for mounting the engine on the primary structure of the mounting pylon, wherein the mounting means include a set of rear engine attachments comprising:
a first shackle hinged at one of its ends on a bracket secured to the engine and hinged at the other end on a bracket made as one piece with one of the two side panels, the first shackle being oriented along a vertical direction of the engine assembly and hinged on its associated brackets along hinging axes oriented along a transverse direction of the engine assembly;
a second shackle hinged at one of its ends on a bracket secured to the engine and hinged at the other end on a bracket made as one piece with the other one of the two side panels, the second shackle being oriented along the vertical direction of the engine assembly and hinged on its associated brackets along hinging axes oriented along the transverse direction of the engine assembly, the first and second shackles being arranged so as to be crossed by a vertical and transverse plane of the engine assembly; and
a third shackle for transverse transmission of the loads, inclined relative to the vertical direction and crossed by the vertical and transverse plane, the third shackle being hinged at one of its ends on a bracket secured to the engine and hinged at the other end on a bracket secured to the primary structure of the pylon.

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. 10,189,551

DISPLAY CONTROLLER

SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION,...

1. A display controller comprising:a controller providing multidimensional code to a display device,
wherein the controller switchably displays the multidimensional codes representing identical information by a plurality of display patterns where ease of reading is mutually different,
wherein the multidimensional code represents information regarding an outboard motor mounted to a boat, or information regarding a vehicle, and
wherein the plurality of display patterns are switchable between a display pattern that represents information desired to be converted into the multidimensional code by a predetermined count of the multidimensional codes and a display pattern that reduces an information volume represented by each of the multidimensional codes and represents the information by the multidimensional codes larger in count than the predetermined count of multidimensional codes.

US Pat. No. 10,189,542

BICYCLE REAR DERAILLEUR

LEE CHI ENTERPRISES COMPA...

1. A bicycle rear derailleur, which is adapted to be mounted on a bicycle frame, comprising:a parallel linkage mechanism, which comprises a base, a linkage assembly, and a movable member, wherein the base is adapted to be mounted on the bicycle frame; the linkage assembly is pivotally connected to and between the base and the movable member in a way that the movable member is movable relative to the base; the movable member has a chamber;
a pivot shaft provided within the chamber, wherein the pivot shaft is pivotally rotatable relative to the movable member;
a chain guide fixed around the pivot shaft;
a restriction assembly comprising a first ratchet gear, a second ratchet gear, and an elastic member, wherein the first ratchet gear fits around the pivot shaft, and is not rotatable relative to the pivot shaft; the second ratchet gear rotatably fits around the pivot shaft, and teeth thereof match teeth of the first ratchet gear; the elastic member is provided within the chamber with an end thereof abutting against either the first ratchet gear or the second ratchet gear to keep the first ratchet gear and the second ratchet gear contacting with each other; and
a friction assembly provided within the chamber to provide a rotational friction on the second ratchet gear;
whereby, when the chain guide swings toward a first direction by a force, the pivot shaft and the first ratchet gear are driven to rotate toward the first direction, and the teeth of the first ratchet gear and the teeth of the second ratchet gear are disengaged from each other, so that the first ratchet gear and the second ratchet gear are relatively rotatable; when the chain guide swings toward a second direction which is opposite to the first direction by another force, the teeth of the first ratchet gear and the teeth of the second ratchet restrict each other, so that the first ratchet gear and the second ratchet gear are not relatively rotatable.

US Pat. No. 10,189,533

ELECTRIC SCOOTER

Bravo Sports, Santa Fe S...

1. A scooter comprising:a front wheel;
a rear wheel;
a steering assembly comprising a steering tube and a handlebar;
a rear foot brake, the rear foot brake configured to apply a braking force to at least one of the front wheel and the rear wheel;
a deck configured to support the weight of a person; and
a frame configured to support the deck, wherein the frame comprises a front portion and a rear portion;
wherein the front portion defines a pair of vertical planes that diverge in a forward to rearward direction, and wherein the rear portion defines a pair of vertical planes that converge in a forward to rearward direction; and
wherein each portion of the frame that defines a plane comprises a first member, a second member, a third member and a fourth member.

US Pat. No. 10,189,527

FUEL SUPPLY DEVICE OF MOTORCYCLE

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

1. A fuel supply device for a motorcycle, comprising:a single main frame extending from a head pipe, said single main frame including a first side and a second side, the main frame having a first section extending rearwardly from the head pipe and a second section extending downwardly from the first section;
a fuel tank supported on the main frame;
a fuel injection device operatively connected to an internal combustion engine;
a fuel supply portion having a fuel pump wherein fuel in the fuel tank is supplied to the fuel injection device via a fuel pipe;
an exhaust pipe operatively connected to an exhaust port of the internal combustion engine, said exhaust pipe being positioned on the first side of the main frame and extending upwardly from the exhaust port to a position above the internal combustion engine;
wherein the fuel pump is provided on an outside of the fuel tank and attached to the second side of the main frame,
wherein an axial line in a direction in which to connect the fuel pipe is aligned along the main frame with the fuel pump being positioned on the first section of the main frame and above the engine; and
an ignition coil for a sparking plug being positioned on the first side of the main frame, said ignition coil being positioned above the engine and the exhaust pipe,
wherein vaporization and separation of fuel due to a heat effect from the exhaust pipe is suppressed by positioning the fuel pump and the fuel pipe on the second side of the main frame displaced relative to the exhaust pipe positioned on the first side of the main frame, and
wherein the fuel pump is disposed so as to be overlapped on the main frame when viewed sideways of a vehicle, with the exhaust pipe being disposed inside the engine in a vehicle width direction, and the exhaust pipe is disposed at an upper side of the engine.

US Pat. No. 10,189,517

DEPLOYABLE AERODYNAMIC SIDE PANEL SYSTEM

Magna Exteriors, Inc., C...

1. A deployable side panel assembly for a vehicle, comprising:at least one deployable panel located between the front and rear wheel wells of the vehicle and having a predetermined profile, wherein said deployable panel selectively deploys and retracts between a deployed position and a stowed position, wherein the deployment of the deployable panel improves aerodynamics; and
at least one actuator operably coupled to the at least one deployable panel, wherein the actuator has object detection that senses current spike for circuit override, and is in communication with the vehicle for automatically deploying of the deployable panel under predetermined conditions;
wherein the deployable panel is operably hinged to the rocker panel assembly for flipping downward/upward between the stowed position substantially horizontal underneath the vehicle and the deployed position substantially vertical below the rocker panel assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,189,510

STAKE POCKET INSERT

1. A stake pocket insert structured to be positionable in a stake pocket of a vehicle cargo bed side wall, the stake pocket insert comprising:a stake receptacle defining a stake-receiving cavity,
a mounting member secured to the stake receptacle and structured to define an opening leading from an exterior of the stake pocket insert into the stake-receiving cavity; and
a stake securement mechanism mounted along a first portion of the stake pocket insert, wherein the stake securement mechanism is structured to be operable to press against a stake positioned in the stake-receiving cavity so as to bias the stake against a bearing surface, so as to secure the stake within the stake receptacle between the stake securement mechanism and the bearing surface.

US Pat. No. 10,189,507

VEHICLE BODY FRONT STRUCTURE

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

1. A vehicle body front structure in which a pair of front side frames are provided on left and right sides of the vehicle, an upper member is provided on an upper outer side of each front side frame, and a front bulkhead is connected to the pair of front side frames and a pair of upper members,wherein the front bulkhead comprises:
a side stay made of a resin and connected to a front end of the front side frame;
an upper side beam made of a metal, extending from the side stay to the upper member, and having a rear end connected to the upper member;
an upper beam made of a metal and detachably connected to the side stay in a state in which an end is overlaid on a front end of the front side frame above the side stay; and
a hood lock device provided on the upper beam and configured to lock a striker of a hood,
wherein on the upper beam,
the upper member extends from an upper side of the front side frame to a front side of a vehicle body so as to be curved downward, and a front end of the hood is arranged above the front bulkhead,
wherein the vehicle body front structure further comprises:
a headlight provided under the hood and on the front side of the front bulkhead in the vehicle body; and
a fender with a front end provided under a rear end of the headlight,
wherein a positioning bracket is provided on a convex curved portion extending to be curved downward of the upper beam,
wherein the positioning bracket comprises:
a reference surface arranged substantially horizontally above the curved portion and including a front bulkhead attachment reference hole, a headlight attachment reference hole, a hood attachment reference hole, and a fender attachment reference hole;
a front leg portion extending from a front end of the reference surface downward to the curved portion and joined to the curved portion; and
a rear leg portion formed to be shorter than a leg length of the front leg portion and joined to the curved portion in a state in which the rear leg portion extends from a rear end of the reference surface downward to the curved portion, and
wherein the reference surface is supported above the curved portion by the front leg portion and the rear leg portion.

US Pat. No. 10,189,506

ROOF SENSOR HOUSING ASSEMBLIES THAT CONCEAL ONE OR MORE SENSORS AND VEHICLES INCORPORATING THE SAME

1. A vehicle comprising:a roof assembly comprising a roof outer panel having an outer facing surface and a sensor housing recess having a floor portion located below the outer facing surface, the sensor housing recess extending in a vehicle longitudinal direction between a front windshield and a rear windshield;
a roof sensor housing assembly mounted to the roof outer panel and extending along a length of the sensor housing recess, the roof sensor housing assembly comprising:
a sensor housing structure mounted to outer roof panel forming a sensor housing volume therebetween, wherein the sensor housing structure extends at least partially above the outer facing surface of the outer roof panel, the sensor housing structure including a transmission region having increased transmittance therethrough compared to surrounding regions of the sensor housing structure; and
a vehicle sensor located within the sensor housing volume that receives electromagnetic energy through the transmission region and provides a signal that is indicative of an environmental characteristic.

US Pat. No. 10,189,505

SIDE BODY STRUCTURE OF VEHICLE

Mazda Motor Corporation, ...

1. A side body structure of a vehicle, comprising:a hinge pillar having a hinge pillar member forming, in a side part of the vehicle, a closed section space extending continuously in vertical directions of the vehicle;
a side sill having a side sill member forming, on a rear side of the hinge pillar in the side part of the vehicle, a closed section space extending continuously in longitudinal directions of the vehicle; and
a closed section space component forming, in a connecting part between a lower end part of the hinge pillar and a front end part of the side sill, a closed section space extending continuously in the longitudinal directions and connecting to the closed section space of the side sill on the rear side, the closed section space of the closed section space component having a vertical dimension that increased toward a front side.

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. 10,189,494

CART MONITORING SYSTEM WITH WHEEL ASSEMBLY CAPABLE OF VISUALLY SIGNALING CART STATUS

Gatekeeper Systems, Inc.,...

1. A shopping cart monitoring system, comprising:a plurality of wheel assemblies configured to attach to respective shopping cart frames, each wheel assembly comprising a wheel, a wireless transceiver, a light-emitting diode (LED) that is visible from a position external to the respective wheel assembly, and a controller that controls the wireless transceiver and the LED; and
a plurality of wireless access points configured to be mounted in a cart monitoring area, each wireless access point comprising a controller and a wireless transceiver, the wireless access points configured to communicate bi-directionally with the wheel assemblies on a wireless network, and to send commands on the wireless network to the wheel assemblies, including commands that affect states of the wheel assemblies;
wherein the controller of each wheel assembly is configured to visually indicate to store personnel a state of the respective wheel assembly by controlling illumination of the LED of the respective wheel assembly; and
wherein the wheel assemblies are configured to generate received signal strength measurements based on transmissions received from the wireless access points, and to compare the received signal strength measurements to thresholds to determine whether to respond to commands included in the transmissions.

US Pat. No. 10,189,491

SLAB TRANSPORTATION CART

1. A slab cart comprising:a frame including:
wheels mounted to an underside of said frame;
a primary upright member emanating upward from a topside of a cross bar of said frame;
two or more secondary upright members emanating upward from each end of said frame wherein said primary upright member and said secondary upright members being substantially linear to one another;
a pivoting member engaged to said primary upright in ember and said secondary upright members;
a platform frame engaged to said pivoting member and said primary and secondary upright members wherein said platform frame may pivot from a substantially vertical orientation to a substantially horizontal orientation;
wherein said platform frame includes a pair of outer rails secured to each end of said pivoting member, each said outer rail having a stile secured to each end forming a rectangular platform frame; and
a pair of inner rails, each telescopically engaged to said pair of outer rails at one end and haying a support member engaged to the opposite end;
a pair of locking pins secured to said outer rails and inner rails, wherein said locking pins may he engaged to secure the location of the inner rail relative to said outer rail or disengaged to allow the telescopic movement of said inner rail relative to said outer rail;
a support member secured to said platform frame which is used to aid in the retention of slabs; and
a lift mechanism operationally associated with said frame, said upright members and said platform frame wherein said lift mechanism may raise or lower said platform frame relative to said frame and said secondary upright members stabilize said slab as it is raised and lowered.

US Pat. No. 10,189,490

POOL CLEANER CADDY WITH REMOVABLE WHEEL ASSEMBLIES

Hayward Industries, Inc.,...

1. A pool cleaner caddy, comprising:a base having a first outer mounting boss and a second outer mounting boss, the first outer mounting boss having at least one angled channel and the second outer mounting boss having at least one angled channel;
a first wheel assembly including a first wheel, a first axle having at least one left-handed angled thread, a first axle receiver, and a first screw; and
a second wheel assembly including a second wheel, a second axle having at least one left-handed angled thread, a second axle receiver, and a second screw;
wherein the first axle extends through the first outer mounting boss and the first wheel with the at least one left-handed angled thread engaged with the at least one angled channel of the first outer mounting boss, the first axle receiver is secured to the base and at least partially receives the first axle, and the first screw secures the first axle receiver to the first axle,
wherein the second axle extends through the second outer mounting boss and the second wheel with the at least one left-handed angled thread engaged with the at least one angled channel of the second outer mounting boss, the second axle receiver is secured to the base and at least partially receives the second axle, and the second screw secures the second axle receiver to the second axle.

US Pat. No. 10,189,489

OFFLINE VARIABLE MONITORING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MPUS OF AN EMU TRAIN

CRRC QINGDAO SIFANG ROLLI...

1. An offline variable monitoring system for central control units of an electric multiple unit train, comprising a main control unit, a serial port unit, an Ethernet interface, a TF card interface and a status indicator, wherein the serial port unit, the Ethernet interface, the TF card interface and the status indicator are all electrically connected to the main control unit; the serial port unit comprises four serial ports which are separately connected to four central control units of the electric multiple unit train; the main control unit is connected to a PC via the Ethernet interface, and a configuration software corresponding to the monitoring system is provided inside the PC; and the main control unit is connected to a TF expansion card via the TF card interface, an MAP file and a configuration file are stored in the TF expansion card, and the main control unit records monitored offline variable values into the TF expansion card; wherein the offline variable values are real-time logic control variables, and are able to be recorded into the TF expansion card for downloading and storing.

US Pat. No. 10,189,453

COASTING GUIDANCE TIMING AND DRIVE FORCE ADJUSTMENT

1. A coasting guidance system for controlling a coasting deceleration drive force that affects a deceleration of a vehicle when the vehicle coasts, comprising:an electronic control unit configured to:
determine a location of a stop event,
determine a braking location and a target speed where when a brake is depressed an applied braking power is less than or equal to a regenerative power limit and the brake stops the vehicle at the location of the stop event,
determine an ideal coasting location based on the braking location,
determine an actual coasting location where the vehicle begins coasting, and
determine the coasting deceleration drive force that affects the deceleration of the vehicle based on the braking location, the target speed, the actual coasting location, and the ideal coasting location; and
a transmission configured to decelerate the vehicle to the target speed at the braking location using the coasting deceleration force.

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. 10,189,409

VEHICLE INTERIOR REARVIEW MIRROR ASSEMBLY WITH ACTUATOR

MAGNA MIRRORS OF AMERICA,...

1. An interior rearview mirror assembly for a vehicle, said interior rearview mirror assembly comprising:a mounting structure configured for mounting at an interior portion of a vehicle;
wherein the interior portion of the vehicle is at an interior surface of a windshield of the vehicle;
a housing;
a frameless reflective element disposed at said housing;
wherein, with said mounting structure mounted at the interior portion of the vehicle, said housing and the frameless reflective element are tandemly and pivotally adjustable about said mounting structure via a single ball joint to provide a desired rearward field of view to a driver of the vehicle;
wherein said single ball joint allows for manual adjustment of said housing and the frameless reflective element in tandem about said mounting structure;
a user input actuatable by the driver of the vehicle when said mounting structure is mounted at the interior portion of the vehicle and when the driver is driving the vehicle;
a motorized actuator operable responsive to actuation of said user input;
wherein said motorized actuator is operable to tilt the frameless reflective element and said housing in tandem about a horizontal axis; and
wherein, responsive to actuation of said motorized actuator responsive to said user input, said motorized actuator tandemly tilts the frameless reflective element and said housing about the horizontal axis to orientate an outermost front surface of the frameless reflective element more towards the driver or more away from the driver.

US Pat. No. 10,189,407

METHOD OF MAKING A MIRROR SUBSTRATE FOR AN INTERIOR REARVIEW MIRROR ASSEMBLY FOR A VEHICLE

MAGNA MIRRORS OF AMERICA,...

1. A method of making a mirror substrate for an interior rearview mirror assembly for a vehicle, said method comprising:providing a glass substrate having a generally planar front surface, a generally planar rear surface and a circumferential perimeter edge about a periphery of the glass substrate and extending between the front and rear surfaces, wherein the front surface and the perimeter edge meet at a front perimeter portion of the glass substrate that circumscribes the glass substrate;
fixturing the glass substrate at a fixture to support the glass substrate;
providing a rotatable grinding wheel, said grinding wheel comprising a grit level between 150 and 200;
providing a rotatable polishing wheel, said polishing wheel comprising a grit level between 200 and 500;
presenting said grinding wheel to the front perimeter portion of the glass substrate;
grinding the front perimeter portion of the glass substrate via rotating said grinding wheel when said grinding wheel is at the front perimeter portion of the glass substrate to establish a ground rounded surface about and around the periphery of the glass substrate, wherein, during grinding, said grinding wheel rotates at between 4,000 RPM and 6,000 RPM;
after grinding the front perimeter portion of the glass substrate to establish the ground rounded surface, presenting said polishing wheel to the ground rounded surface and polishing the ground rounded surface via rotating said polishing wheel when said polishing wheel is at the ground rounded surface to establish a polished rounded surface about and around the periphery of the glass substrate, wherein, during polishing, said polishing wheel rotates at between 3,000 RPM and 4,000 RPM; and
wherein the polished rounded surface provides a smooth transition between the generally planar front surface of the glass substrate and a rear portion of the circumferential perimeter edge of the glass substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,189,399

INTEGRATION OF DEPTH MAP DEVICE FOR ADAPTIVE LIGHTING CONTROL

1. A light system comprising:a time-of-flight image sensor configured to generate a zone distance measurement;
a control unit configured to receive the zone distance measurement and to generate a control signal based on the zone distance measurement; and
a light unit configured to adapt an output of the light unit based on the control signal, wherein the time-of-flight image sensor comprises a distributed network of time-of-flight image sensors and the light unit comprises a distributed network of light units, wherein each of the distributed network of time-of-flight image sensors is arranged to be physically discrete from each of the distributed network of light units and located between adjacent ones of the distributed network of light units.

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. 10,189,397

LUMINANCE REGULATION IN EDGE REGIONS

OSRAM GmbH, Munich (DE)

1. A method for operating an illumination apparatus, having at least two light-emitting devices, which are arranged next to one another separated by a gap and each have a multiplicity of light-emitting elements, byindividually driving all light-emitting elements of each light-emitting device,
measuring a gap width of the gap and/or a luminance in the gap, and
controlling or regulating in each case a luminance of one or more of the light-emitting elements which are arranged directly at the gap in dependence on the gap width and/or on the luminance in the gap.

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. 10,189,391

ADJUSTABLE LIE-FLAT SEAT

Zodiac Seats US LLC, Gai...

1. A passenger seat comprising:a seat back comprising at least one seat back actuator, a rigid back seating surface, and a plurality of moveable back panels, the plurality of moveable back panels comprising at least a portion of the rigid back seating surface, wherein:
the at least one seat back actuator is disposed behind the rigid back seating surface and immediately adjacent to a rear side of at least one of the moveable back panels;
the plurality of moveable back panels are configured to move between a deployed configuration and a retracted configuration due to movement of the at least one seat back actuator, the plurality of moveable back panels being substantially flat and flush with the rigid back seating surface in the retracted configuration; and
at least two edges of each of the plurality of moveable back panels are attached to adjacent portions of the rigid back seating surface.

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. 10,189,387

FASTENING TAPE WITH FLEXIBILITY IN THE LATERAL DIRECTION AND ASSOCIATED METHODS

YKK Corporation, (JP)

1. A fastening tape comprising:a body comprising a first edge, a second edge distal from the first edge, a bottom surface extending between the first edge and the second edge, and a top surface extending between the first edge and the second edge, the body defining a lateral direction from the first edge to the second edge and a longitudinal direction transverse to the lateral direction;
a plurality of fasteners extending in an upward direction from the top surface of the body and arranged in rows extending in the lateral direction of the body, wherein each fastener of the plurality of fasteners has a height f;
a plurality of transverse walls extending in the upward direction from the top surface of the body, each of the transverse walls extending in the lateral direction of the body, wherein at least one of the transverse walls comprises a plurality of transverse wall sections having a transverse wall width, wherein at least one of the transverse wall sections connects adjacent fasteners arranged in one of the rows to each other; and
a slit within the at least one transverse wall section connecting adjacent fasteners, wherein the slit extends from a topmost end of the transverse wall towards the top surface of the body, wherein the slit has a slit width that is less the transverse wall width and wherein the slit has a height h that is less than or equal to approximately f+0.15 f and that is greater than or equal to approximately f?0.15 f.

US Pat. No. 10,189,386

SEAT BELT COVER

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

1. A seat for a motor vehicle, comprising:a seat base;
a seat back extending upwardly from a rear portion of the seat base;
a seat belt, a portion of the seat belt stored in the seat back;
an emergency locking retractor in an outboard side of the seat back, the seat belt being threaded through the emergency locking retractor; and
a cover covering the emergency locking retractor and the portion of the seat belt stored in the seat back, comprising:
a first cover piece covering a first side of the emergency locking retractor and the portion of the seat belt stored in the seat back; and
a second cover piece covering a second side of the emergency locking retractor and the portion of the seat belt stored in the seat back wherein a first portion of the second cover piece is styled in a shape of a seat trim and forms a portion of an exterior of the seat back, and a second portion of the second cover piece is covered by the exterior of the seat back.

US Pat. No. 10,189,385

VEHICLE SEAT

1. A vehicle seat comprising:a seat part having a seat surface for a seat occupant, said seat part comprising two side parts between which a cross tube extends along a pivot axis; and
an adjustment mechanism comprising a plurality of rockers which are pivotably coupled to said seat part,
said cross tube being divided into a long tube element and at least a first short tube element,
said long tube element having a tube section extending along a longitudinal direction between said two side parts of said seat part and being inserted into first and second openings of said side parts,
said first short tube element having a tube section extending along a longitudinal direction and two bead sections formed on the short tube element at a certain axial distance to each other and radially protruding with respect to the tube section,
said first short tube element being connected in a torsionally locked manner both to a first end of said long tube element and to a first rocker of the plurality of rockers,
said first rocker having a planar section and a first opening formed in the planar section, wherein the first short tube element extends through the first opening with the bead sections abutting the planar section of the first rocker for axially fixing the first short tube element to the first rocker, which is arranged between said two bead sections, and
a front end of said first short tube element, which faces a first side part of said two side parts and abuts said first side part, forming a spacer between said first side part and said first rocker.

US Pat. No. 10,189,383

VEHICLE SEAT

13. A vehicle seat comprising a seat segment which comprises:a first seating space having a first backrest which can be pivoted about a pivot axis which extends in the transverse direction; and
a second seating space having a second backrest which can be pivoted about the pivot axis, the second backrest comprising a substantially upright use position and a non-use position;
a locking device arranged on the second backrest; and
a curved locking member provided on the first backrest, wherein the locking device comprises at least one axial pin with a longitudinal axis, the longitudinal axis being substantially perpendicular to a vertical direction and inclined relative to the transverse direction and not perpendicular to a travel direction when the second backrest is in the substantially upright use position, the longitudinal axis being substantially perpendicular to the travel direction and inclined relative to the transverse direction and not perpendicular to the vertical direction when the second backrest is in the non-use position.

US Pat. No. 10,189,382

VEHICLE SEAT ASSEMBLY

Nissan North America, Inc...

1. A vehicle seat assembly, comprising:a seat portion having a passenger receiving surface configured and shaped to contact a portion of a passenger seated there-against, at least a portion of the passenger receiving surface coinciding with a first plane, the seat portion having a resilient cushioning material disposed therein with a recessed area being defined within the resilient cushioning material and being open to the passenger receiving surface;
a tether wire for securing child seat located within the recessed area; and
a tether cover assembly having a housing defining a door opening, a first door and a second door, the first door being pivotal about a first pivot axis and the second door being pivotal about a second axis between respective closed positions concealing the tether wire and the door opening and open positions exposing the tether wire and the door opening, each of the first pivot axis and the second pivot axis each being defined by corresponding pivot shafts fixed to the housing adjacent to the door opening, the housing being installed within the recessed area such that with the doors in their respective closed positions the first and second doors are parallel to the first plane.

US Pat. No. 10,189,380

CHILD-SEAT MOUNTING SYSTEM

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A vehicle-seat mounting system, for securing a child seat in a vehicle, comprising:a collapsible vehicle seat comprising a vehicle seat back configured to be movably connected to a vehicle-seat base;
a vehicle-seat-back securing structure being connected to, or part of, a rear side of the vehicle seat back, the vehicle-seat-back securing structure comprising at least two alignment structures configured to attach directly to the vehicle seat back, wherein the alignment structures are configured and arranged to mate securely with child-seat securing structures positioned at or connectable to a bottom surface of a child seat corresponding in size and shape to the vehicle-seat-back securing structure; and
a cover apparatus, wherein the cover apparatus is movably connected to the vehicle seat back to be readily movable between:
a covering position, in which the cover apparatus covers the vehicle-seat-back securing structure and the child seat cannot connect to the vehicle-seat-back securing structure; and
an exposing position in which the vehicle-seat-back securing structure is exposed and the child seat is able to connect to the vehicle-seat-back securing structure.

US Pat. No. 10,189,378

MOTOR VEHICLE SEATING ARRANGEMENT

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A motor vehicle seating arrangement comprising:a pair of outboard seats spaced apart to define therebetween a gap; and
a central seat having a backrest and a seat base fitted in the gap and supported solely by the two outboard seats, wherein the seat base is mounted on a seat support member having recesses on a side to connect the seat support member to support pins forming part of a slide mechanism.

US Pat. No. 10,189,377

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ADJUSTMENT OF AN ASSEMBLY

GM Global Technology Oper...

1. A seat assembly comprising:a first member;
a second member located proximate to the first member; and
an adjustment system for adjustably positioning the first and second members of the seat assembly, the adjustment system including:
at least one positioning mechanism operatively connected to one or more of the first member and the second member,
at least one actuator connected to the at least one positioning mechanism,
a control assembly including a control region, one or more guide surfaces extending from the control region, one or more areas formed on the control region and extending at least partially about an outer periphery of the one or more guide surfaces, and at least one capacitive switch cooperating with at least one of the one or more areas and at least one of the one of the more guide surfaces, wherein the at least one capacitive switch is configured to send at least a first signal when a user activates the at least one capacitive switch, and
a controller in communication with the at least one capacitive switch and the at least one actuator, wherein the controller is configured to receive at least the first signal from the at least one capacitive switch and generate an activation signal to activate the at least one actuator in response to at least the first signal,
wherein the one or more guide surfaces and one or more areas of the control assembly are formed on the control region to represent the first member and second member of the seat assembly to guide the user to the at least one capacitive switch.

US Pat. No. 10,189,376

ACTUATOR FOR A VEHICLE SEAT, AND VEHICLE SEAT

1. An actuator for a vehicle seat, the actuator comprising:a housing;
a motor which is fixed to the housing and which has a motor shaft;
a transmission, which is connected at an output side to the motor by means of the motor shaft;
an actuator output drive, which is connected at an output side to the transmission;
a control unit, wherein the actuator output drive has an output element, which is moved in a direction of an end position from a starting position by rotating the motor shaft in a first direction of rotation, wherein the direction of rotation of the motor shaft can be reversed from the first direction of rotation to an opposite second direction of rotation by means of the control unit whereby the output element is moved from the end position in the direction of the starting position, and the actuator has a slide, which can be moved relative to the housing and which can be driven during a movement of the output element from the starting position in the direction of the end position; and
a position sensor for detecting at least one position of the slide, the actuator output drive having a spindle, along which the output element and the slide are movable, the spindle being in thread engagement with the output element, and the spindle passing through a through hole in the slide so as not to cause direct linear motion of the slide.

US Pat. No. 10,189,375

FITTING FOR FIXING AN OBJECT ON A RAIL

1. A fitting (P1, P2) for fixing an object on a rail, comprising a sliding body (1) and a retainer (2), the retainer is movably coordinated with the sliding body (1), the retainer (2) is placed in a lowered and a raised position relative to the rail, and a holding and locking element (8.1, 8.2) is provided, wherein the holding and locking element (8.1, 8.2) is arranged to be movable relative to the retainer (2), wherein a connection element (11) is provided to movably connect the sliding body (1) and the retainer (2), and wherein the connection element (11) has a threaded segment (14), which engages with a threaded borehole (15) of the sliding body (1), and wherein the connection element (11) furthermore comprises a head (12) having a recess (29) for engaging with a tool, and further comprising a first force storing element (21.1) for pushing the retainer (2) toward the lowered position, interlocking structures (17, 18) on the holding and locking element (8.1, 8.2) and the retainer (2) for engaging with each other in an engaged position to fix the retainer (2) in the raised position, and a second force storing element (21.2) for pushing the holding and locking element (8.1, 8.2) toward the engaged position.

US Pat. No. 10,189,374

SYSTEM FOR FOLDING SEATS IN A VEHICLE

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A system for changing the position of seats in a vehicle having forward seating and rearward seating, said rearward seating comprising at least one seat having a deployed configuration and a folded configuration, the system comprising:a control unit configured to, upon initiation of a movement of said rearward seating between said deployed and folded configurations:
detect a position of said forward seating;
control movement of said forward seating to a first safe position in which no part of the forward seating lies within a first volume defined by all positions that any part of the rearward seating may occupy between said deployed and folded configurations; and
control movement of the forward seating back to said detected position if such movement would not cause it to collide with said rearward seating;
wherein the control unit is configured to cause at least a first portion of the movement of the rearward seating between said configurations to be performed simultaneously with the movement of the forward seating, and wherein the control unit is configured to:
check whether the forward seating is within said first volume when said first portion of the movement is completed; and
when the forward seating is in the first volume when the first portion of the movement is completed, wait for the forward seating to exit the first volume before continuing with the movement of the rearward seating.

US Pat. No. 10,189,370

ELECTRICAL SOURCE CONTROL APPARATUS FOR CONVERTER SWITCH TEMPERATURE CONTROL

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. An electrical source control apparatus which is configured to control an electrical source system,the electrical source system comprising:
a first electricity storage apparatus;
a second electricity storage apparatus; and
an electrical power converter having a plurality of switching elements including at least four switching elements which are electrically connected in series, each of the plurality of switching elements being located in both of a first electrical power conversion path and a second electrical power conversion path, the first electrical conversion path passing through the first electricity storage apparatus and being used to perform an electrical power conversion with the first electricity storage apparatus, the second electrical conversion path passing through the second electricity storage apparatus and being used to perform an electrical power conversion with the second electricity storage apparatus,
the electrical source control apparatus comprising a controller,
the controller being programmed to:
select one switching element from at least two switching elements of the plurality of switching elements, the at least two switching elements constituting an upper arm or lower arm that is selected from the plurality of switching elements to perform the electrical power conversion with one of the first and second electricity storage apparatuses in a single operation mode based on a determination to perform the electrical power conversion with a selected one of the first and the second electricity storage apparatuses; and
control the electrical power converter to change a switching state of the selected one switching element while keeping a switching state of another one of the at least two switching elements which is different from the selected one switching element in an ON state to perform the electrical power conversion with the selected one of the first and the second electricity storage apparatus,
the controller being programmed to newly select the one switching element from the at least two switching elements and perform the electrical power conversion with the at least two switching elements such that a difference between temperatures of the at least two switching elements when the switching state of the newly selected one switching element is changed is smaller than the difference between the temperatures of the at least two switching elements when the switching state of the selected one switching element continues to be changed, when it is determined that a temperature of at least one of the at least two switching elements satisfies a predetermined condition.

US Pat. No. 10,189,369

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING MOTORS

HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, S...

1. A method of controlling a plurality of motors provided in a vehicle, the method comprising:determining, by a controller, a state of charge of a battery configured to store a power supplied to each motor of the plurality of motors;
calculating, by the controller, a present current consumption of each motor of the plurality of motors when the state of charge of the battery is equal to or less than a predetermined reference value; and
resetting, by the controller, a power supply to each motor of the plurality of motors, based on the present current consumption of each motor of the plurality of motors.

US Pat. No. 10,189,367

ELECTRIC VEHICLE QUICK CHARGE CONTROL APPARATUS

LG Innotek Co., Ltd., Se...

1. An electric vehicle quick charge control apparatus, comprising:a voltage detector configured to detect a level of DC (direct current) voltage of input voltage inputted from a charging station;
a quick charger configured to monitor SOC (status of charge) information of a battery of an electric vehicle, while performing quick charging for the battery of the electric vehicle by being supplied with electric power applied by the charging station; and
an integrated power control unit configured to dually control quick charging of the battery based on first determination information and second determination information,
the first determination information being obtained by determining charging status of the battery from the SOC information delivered from the quick charger directly connected to the battery, and
the second determination information being obtained by determining charging status of the battery from the input voltage inputted from the charging station determined by using detection voltage delivered from the voltage detector,
wherein the integrated power control unit terminates charging of the battery when the charging status based on the first determination information is different from the charging status based on the second determination information.

US Pat. No. 10,189,357

REDUCED RIPPLE CONVERTER FOR HYBRID DRIVE SYSTEMS

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A powertrain for a vehicle comprising:a DC/DC converter, including an inductor and output capacitor, coupled between a traction battery and an electric drive unit; and
a controller configured to, in response to an electrical connection between the vehicle and an AC grid, couple the output capacitor and inductor in series and across terminals of the traction battery to absorb reactive power from the AC grid.

US Pat. No. 10,189,353

ON-VEHICLE STRUCTURE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. An on-vehicle structure comprising:a motor unit including a housing and a motor for traveling housed in the housing; and
a power control unit configured to drive the motor, the power control unit mounted in a front space of a vehicle, the power control unit fixed by a front bracket and a rear bracket above the housing, a space being defined between a lower surface of the power control unit and the housing, the rear bracket configured to support a rear side of the power control unit on the housing, the front bracket configured to support a front side of the power control unit on the housing, the front bracket including:
a base section fixed to the housing; and
a support section extending from the base section to the power control unit, the support section configured to contact with the housing before the lower surface of the power control unit contacts with an upper surface of the housing when the support section is collapsed rearward by a load applied to the power control unit from front, wherein
T is a length from a coupling point between the support section and the base section to a front end of the lower surface of the power control unit, T satisfies a relationship G>T·{sin(B)?sin(A)} in a side view of the power control unit and the housing,
where A is an angle defined by a first linear line with respect to a reference line, the first linear line passes through the coupling point and the front end of the power control unit when the support section is collapsed and contacts with the housing, and the reference line is parallel to the lower surface of the power control unit before collapse of the support section and passes through the coupling point,
B is an angle defined by a second linear line with respect to the reference line, the second linear line passes through the coupling point and the front end of the power control unit before the support section is collapsed, and
G is a gap of the space between the lower surface of the power control unit and a power cable terminal before the collapse of the support section.

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. 10,189,350

FUEL DRIP RETENTION

FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES,...

1. A system, comprising a computer comprising a processor and a memory, the memory storing instructions such that the processor is programmed to:actuate one of a pump or a starter motor to generate a vacuum in an evaporation line between a fuel nozzle receiving port and a vapor canister upon determining that fuel has stopped flowing into a fuel tank.

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. 10,189,345

CONTROL OF INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE AND ROTATING ELECTRICAL MACHINE FOR VEHICLE

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

1. A vehicle comprising:an internal combustion engine;
a transmission;
a clutch interposed between the internal combustion engine and the transmission;
a first rotating electrical machine connected to a first wheel via the clutch;
a second rotating electrical machine connected to a second wheel or the first wheel without going through the clutch;
an electric power storage device that supplies electric power to the first rotating electrical machine and the second rotating electrical machine; and
a power controller that controls power of the internal combustion engine, the first rotating electrical machine, and the second rotating electrical machine,
wherein the power controller, when adding additional power to the power of the internal combustion engine, allocates the electric power to the second rotating electrical machine with priority over the first rotating electrical machine to generate power by the second rotating electrical machine with priority over the first rotating electrical machine,
wherein the power controller controls the power of the internal combustion engine and the second rotating electrical machine such that sum of the power of the internal combustion engine and the power of the second rotating electrical machine exceeds maximum transmission power of the clutch.

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. 10,189,338

FOLDING TOP FOR A CABRIOLET VEHICLE

MAGNA Car Top Systems Gmb...

1. A folding top for a cabriolet vehicle, the folding top comprising:a top linkage having a storm linkage, the storm linkage having an upper storm rod and a lower storm rod which are connected to one another in an articulated manner;
a top cover;
a roof kinematic system to move the top linkage between a closed position and an open position, the roof kinematic system being including a four-bar linkage kinematic system having a first link, a second link, and a first drive member to drive the first link;
a tensioning hoop assigned to the top linkage and to which the top cover is connected;
a tensioning hoop kinematic system to move the tensioning hoop and to which the roof kinematic system is connected such that, during a movement of the roof kinematic system, the tensioning hoop performs an adjusting movement, the tensioning hoop kinematic system including a guide link and a coupling link connected in an articulated manner to the second link, a first bearing point to connect the guide link at a first end region to the coupling link in an articulated manner, and a second bearing point to connect the guide link at a second end region thereof to the tensioning hoop in an articulated manner; and
a control device to adjustably move the storm linkage between a locked position, in which the tensioning hoop is loaded by the storm linkage, and an unlocked position, the control device including a four-rod linkage and a second drive member, the four-rod linkage having an upper toggle lever and a lower toggle lever which are connected to one another in an articulated manner, the upper toggle lever being connected in an articulated manner to the lower storm rod, and the lower toggle lever being connected in an articulated manner between the second drive member and a body of the cabriolet vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,189,336

GLAZING UNIT COMPRISING A PROFILED CLIP-FASTENING BEAD HAVING A HOLE

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A vehicle glazing unit comprising a glazed element having an outer face, an edge face and an inner face, said glazing unit comprising, along at least a part of a bottom edge, a profiled bead attached to said glazed element and comprising a groove for clip-fastening a covering piece on said profiled bead, said covering piece comprising, as seen in cross section, a barbed hook that passes into said groove during clip-fastening, said profiled bead being situated against said edge face of said glazed element, said profiled bead comprising, as seen in cross section, an inner leg situated beneath said inner face of said glazed element, wherein the bottom edge comprises two bottom parts disposed symmetrically on either side of a vertical axis that is centered along a length of the vehicle glazing unit, wherein the inner leg extends along said two bottom parts and comprises (a), in a region of a first of the two bottom parts a first hole void of solid material and passing through said inner leg and (b), in a region of a second of the two bottom parts, a second hole void of solid material and passing through said inner leg, and wherein the first and second holes are each centered lengthwise on a bottommost point of said profiled bead.

US Pat. No. 10,189,335

FILTER

Caterpillar Inc., Deerfi...

1. A filtration material for filtering a contaminated air stream, comprising:a first layer comprising a first three-dimensional network of mycelium fibers including a first plurality of cells, the first plurality of cells including an extracellular matrix comprising ?-glucan and chitin, the first layer configured to preclude passage of solid materials of the contaminated air stream;
a second layer fluidly downstream of the first layer comprising a second three-dimensional network of mycelium fibers including a second plurality of cells, the second plurality of cells including an extracellular matrix including ?-glucan and chitin, the second layer configured to preclude passage of solid materials of the contaminated air stream, the second layer being adhered to the first layer; and
a polymer mixture coating the first layer and the second layer, the polymer mixture including a polymer and an antioxidant, the polymer configured to mitigate exposure of the first three-dimensional network of mycelium fibers and the second three-dimensional network of mycelium fibers to glucanases and chitaneses, the polymer further configured to begin thermally degrading at or above a predetermined temperature, the antioxidant being included at an amount sufficient to mitigate the polymer from thermally degrading below the predetermined temperature.

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. 10,189,328

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. 10,189,327

SPRING MODULE WITH NEGATIVE AND POSITIVE STIFFNESS SPRINGS

GM Global Technology Oper...

1. A strut assembly for a suspension corner employed in a vehicle having a vehicle body and a road wheel, the strut assembly comprising:a damper; and
an elastic unit having at least one spring module acting in concert with the damper to suspend the vehicle body relative to the road wheel, wherein the at least one spring module has a positive stiffness spring arranged in parallel with a negative stiffness spring;
wherein the positive stiffness spring is a Belleville spring segment and the negative stiffness spring is a buckling beam segment.

US Pat. No. 10,189,324

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR COUPLING A MOTOR VEHICLE TO A TRAILER

1. A method for coupling a motor vehicle having a trailer coupling to a coupling element of a trailer with at least partially automatic actuation of the motor vehicle, the motor vehicle includes a surroundings sensor system, at least one axle, and an air suspension system, the method comprising:acquiring, from the surroundings sensor system, data;
checking, using the data obtained by the surroundings sensor system, when the trailer coupling of the motor vehicle is at a level which is suitable for coupling, in comparison with the coupling element of the trailer; and
controllably adjusting a level of the at least one axle of the motor vehicle by way of the air suspension system based on the acquired data;
wherein when, in comparison with the coupling element of the trailer, the trailer coupling of the motor vehicle is at a level which is suitable for coupling, automated maneuvering takes place into a position in which the coupling element of the trailer is located above the trailer coupling of the motor vehicle; and
wherein after the position in which the coupling element of the trailer is located above the trailer coupling of the motor vehicle is reached, a controlled change in level takes place at the at least one axle in such a way that the trailer coupling of the motor vehicle engages into the coupling element of the trailer.

US Pat. No. 10,189,321

AIR MAINTENANCE TIRE SYSTEM COMPONENT PROTECTOR

1. A protector for components of an air maintenance tire system, the components of the air maintenance tire system including an annular air tube being mounted to a tire, a mounting member being secured to a sidewall of the tire and connected to the annular air tube, and at least one flexible connecting tube extending between the mounting member and a valve housing to enable fluid communication between the annular air tube and the valve housing, the protector comprising:a first end disposed proximate a connection of the at least one connecting tube to the mounting member and being secured to the mounting member;
a second end disposed proximate the valve housing and being secured to the valve housing, whereby the protector covers at least an outboard surface of the at least one connecting tube for a length of the connecting tube extending between the mounting member and the valve housing; and
a mid-portion disposed between the first end and the second end, the protector being formed with a taper extending from the first end to the mid-portion, and with a taper extending from the second end to the mid-portion.

US Pat. No. 10,189,316

ROLLING ASSEMBLY COMPRISING A TIRE, A RIM AND AN ADAPTER

COMPAGNIE GENERALE DES ET...

1. A rolling assembly having an axis of rotation and comprising:a tire having two beads;
a rim;
an adapter coupled between one of the beads and the rim,
said rim having two rim seats,
said adapter having:
an axially inner end that is adapted to be mounted on one of the rim seats and comprises a metal inner reinforcing element,
an axially outer end that comprises an outer reinforcing element having a spherical geometric shape in section,
a body that connects said axially outer end to said axially inner end and provides a connection between said outer reinforcing element and said inner reinforcing element,
a substantially cylindrical adapter seat adapted to receive one of said beads of the tire, said seat being situated at an axially outer portion of said body,
an adapter bearing face substantially contained in a plane perpendicular to the axis of rotation, said adapter bearing face being situated on an axially inner face of the axially outer end,
wherein the outer reinforcing element is axially situated entirely on the outside of the bearing face, wherein the body comprises, facing the adapter seat, an annular seat reinforcement, wherein the annular seat reinforcement and the outer reinforcing element of the axially outer end are distinct from one another, and wherein the rim is made of a material selected from the group of:
(1) alloys of aluminium and/or of magnesium,
(2) composite materials based on carbon fibres, glass fibres, aramid fibres, plant fibres, said fibres being comprised in a matrix based on thermosetting compounds or on thermoplastic compounds, or of a composite containing an elastomer, and
(3) a composite comprising resin and fibres selected from the group of: (a) carbon fibres, (b) glass fibres, (c) aramid fibres, (d) plant fibres, and (e) any combinations of materials (a), (b), (c) and (d).

US Pat. No. 10,189,315

PNEUMATIC TIRE

The Yokohama Rubber Co., ...

1. A pneumatic tire having a vehicle inner/outer orientation when mounted on a vehicle, comprising: a plurality of protrusions provided on a vehicle inner side on an inner tire side portion in a tire circumferential direction, wherein the vehicle inner side is facing toward the vehicle when the tire is mounted on the vehicle; a plurality of recesses provided on a vehicle outer side on an outer tire side portion, wherein the vehicle outer side is facing away from the vehicle when the tire is mounted on the vehicle; and indicators on the inner tire side portion or the outer tire side portion, the indicators indicating the vehicle inner/outer orientation for the pneumatic tire when mounted on the vehicle;a height of projection of the protrusions from the tire side portion being more than 4 mm and not more than 10 mm, the protrusions being formed elongated, a bending rigidity in a lateral direction satisfying a range not less than 0.1 MPa·mm4 and not more than 10,000 MPa·mm4, and an inclination of the protrusions in the longitudinal direction with respect to the tire radial direction satisfying a range ±60°.

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. 10,189,301

WHEEL SPIDER WITH ASSEMBLED SPOKE ELEMENTS AND CONNECTION OF WHEEL SPIDER TO RIM WELL

THYSSENKRUPP CARBON COMPO...

1. A wheel made of fiber composite material, the wheel comprising:a rim comprising a rim well and rim flanges;
a hub comprising a first force application element and a second force application element;
a first spoke element comprising first spoke element fiber composite material;
a second spoke element comprising second spoke element fiber composite material, the first spoke element being formed separate from the second spoke element to define a separately formed first spoke and a separately formed second spoke, the first spoke extending from a first area of the hub to a first area of the rim, wherein the first spoke is connected to the rim by a first positive-locking connection or by a first positive-locking connection and a first material connection in material bond, the second spoke extending from a second area of the hub to a second area of the rim, wherein the first spoke is connected to the rim by a second positive-locking connection or by a second positive-locking connection and a second material connection in material bond, the second area of the rim being located at a circumferentially spaced location from the first area of the rim with respect to a circumferential direction of the rim, the first spoke comprising a first spoke fiber reinforcement comprising at least one first spoke textile strand, the second spoke comprising a second spoke fiber reinforcement comprising at least one second spoke textile strand, the first spoke comprising a first spoke distal end portion and a first spoke proximal end portion, the first spoke distal end portion being adjacent to the rim, the first spoke proximal end portion being adjacent to the hub, the first spoke proximal end portion comprising a first spoke surface, the second spoke comprising a second spoke distal end portion and a second spoke proximal end portion, the second spoke distal end portion being adjacent to the rim, the second spoke proximal end portion being adjacent to the hub, the second spoke proximal end portion comprising a second spoke surface, the second spoke surface engaging the first spoke surface, wherein the second spoke surface is located circumferentially adjacent to the first spoke surface with respect to the circumferential direction, wherein the first spoke proximal end portion and the second spoke proximal end portion are arranged between the first force application element and the second force application element, wherein the first spoke proximal end portion and the second spoke proximal end portion are fixed by at least the first force application element and the second force application element, at least one of the first force application element and the second force application element comprising pins, the pins being arranged between the spokes and the pins extending to another one of the first force application element and the second force application element, wherein the first force application element is connected to the second force application element via the pins.

US Pat. No. 10,189,295

LAYER ELEMENT

1. A method for manufacturing a partially demetallized layer element, comprising the steps of:supplying a layer element, having
a carrier substrate with a face having at least one first and one second region, wherein the first region has a first structure which is different from a second structure of the second region, and at least one metal layer arranged on the face of the carrier substrate; and
removing the metal layer by exciting surface plasmon polaritons by means of electromagnetic radiation in the first region having the first structure;
wherein the metal layer in the second region is not removable by the excitation of surface plasmon polaritons that contribute to the removing of the metal layer in the first region on account of the first structure.

US Pat. No. 10,189,294

ARRAYS OF INDIVIDUALLY ORIENTED MICRO MIRRORS FOR USE IN IMAGING SECURITY DEVICES FOR CURRENCY AND BRAND AUTHENTICATION

LUMENCO, LLC, Englewood,...

1. A visual display assembly useful as a security element on paper and coin currency, and product labels, comprising:a substrate; and
on a surface of the substrate, an array of micro mirrors receiving ambient light and, in response, displaying an image in a plane spaced a distance apart from the surface of the substrate, wherein the image comprises a plurality of pixels and wherein the array of micro mirrors includes for each of the pixels a different set of the micro mirrors each having a reflective surface oriented, in a fixed manner with a body of each of the micro mirrors rotated about at least one of first and second rotation axes extending through the body, to reflect the ambient light toward a point on the plane corresponding to one of the pixels, wherein each of the different sets concurrently reflect the ambient light to concurrently generate the plurality of pixels, and wherein a voxel is created at each of the points on the plane via intersection of two or more beams of the reflected ambient light and wherein each of the created voxels produces an effect of a point source of light floating above the surface of the substrate in the plane.

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. 10,189,290

PRINTER AND RECORDING MEDIUM

BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI K...

1. A printer comprising:a feeding roller configured to feed a print-receiving medium that has plural pages arranged on the print-receiving medium along a length direction of the print-receiving medium, each of the pages including a print area, and has non-print areas each disposed between respective two adjacent pages of said plural pages;
a driving motor configured to drive said feeding roller; and
a printing head including plural heat generating elements that is arranged along a direction perpendicular to a feeding direction of said feeding roller and is configured to form at least dots in each print line formed by dividing said print-receiving medium in said feeding direction at a print resolution, said printing head being configured to form a print on said print-receiving medium,
the printer being configured to sequentially execute printing using said feeding roller and said printing head in cooperation with each other for each of said plural pages of said print-receiving medium,
said printer further comprising:
a motor temperature detector configured to detect a temperature of said driving motor;
a processor; and
a first memory,
said first memory storing computer-executable instructions that, when executed by said processor, cause said printer to perform:
a forcible cooling determination process for determining whether a detected temperature detected by said motor temperature detector reaches a forcible cooling temperature predetermined in advance in a state that said printing head executes the printing on said print area;
a first discontinuation control process for discontinuing said printing to execute forcible cooling, by controlling said printing head and said feeding roller at a timing that it is determined that said detected temperature reaches said forcible cooling temperature by said forcible cooling determination process;
a first resuming control process for resuming said printing while doubly forming dots on said print line of said print-receiving medium on which dots are formed last at least immediately before discontinuing said printing by controlling said printing head and said feeding roller when said detected temperature is decreased to a forcible cooling cancellation temperature predetermined in advance after a start of an execution of said forcible cooling by said first discontinuation control process;
a between-page cooling determination process for determining whether said detected temperature reaches a between-page cooling temperature that is lower than said forcible cooling temperature in a state that said printing head faces said non-print area;
a second discontinuation control process for discontinuing said printing to execute between-page cooling, by controlling said printing head and said feeding roller in a state that said printing head faces said non-print area at a timing that it is determined that said detected temperature reaches said between-page cooling temperature by said between-page cooling determination process; and
a second resuming control process for resuming said printing by controlling said printing head and said feeding roller when said detected temperature is decreased to between-page cooling cancellation temperature predetermined in advance after a start of an execution of said between-page cooling by said second discontinuation control process.

US Pat. No. 10,189,258

INKJET RECORDING APPARATUS AND INKJET RECORDING METHOD

MIMAKI ENGINEERING CO., L...

1. An inkjet recording apparatus, comprising:a plurality of recording heads each having at least a nozzle array from which droplets of an ink are discharged;
a pair of units for subsequent treatment that apply an energy to the droplets discharged from the plurality of recording heads onto a recording medium to exercise subsequent treatment for dots formed with the ink; and
a controller that, while reciprocating the plurality of recording heads along a first direction, prompts the plurality of recording heads to discharge the droplets onto the recording medium at timings of forward and backward scans being performed in order to obtain an image formed with the dots on the recording medium,
wherein two or more than two of the plurality of recording heads being disposed in a staggered arrangement in the first direction and a second direction intersecting the first direction,
the pair of units for subsequent treatment being disposed along the second direction and spaced at an interval with the plurality of recording heads being interposed therebetween,
a respective one of the pair of units for subsequent treatment having a length in the second direction greater than or equal to an ink-dischargeable extent in the second direction of the plurality of recording heads in one scan, and
two or more than two nozzle arrays of the plurality of recording heads, from which droplets of a same color ink are discharged, being disposed symmetrically with respect to an intermediary line extending along the second direction and passing through center of the interval between the pair of units for subsequent treatment that are spaced apart;
wherein the plurality of recording heads comprises at least a pair of recording heads having two or more than two nozzle arrays disposed in parallel to each other from which droplets of different color inks are discharged, and
the two or more than two nozzle arrays are disposed symmetrically with respect to the intermediary line for each color of the droplets;
the plurality of recording heads comprise: a plurality of pairs of recording heads,
one of the pairs of recording heads disposed downstream in the second direction are spaced apart by a longer distance in the first direction, and another one of the pairs of recording heads disposed upstream in the second direction are spaced apart by a shorter distance in the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,189,238

EXPOSURE MOLDING DEVICE AND EXPOSURE MOLDING METHOD THEREOF

TECO IMAGE SYSTEMS CO., L...

1. An exposure molding device, comprising:an exposure tank having a first surface and a second surface, wherein photosensitive liquid is accommodated within the exposure tank;
a working platform disposed relative to the first surface; and
an optical system disposed relative to the second surface and comprising:
a light emission element emitting light along an optical path; and
an optical assembly comprising:
a light transparent element disposed on the optical path;
a first optical element disposed behind the light transparent element on the optical path;
a first transmission mechanism disposed along a first direction, and connected with the first optical element for driving the first optical element to move along the first direction;
a second optical element disposed between the light transparent element and the first optical element on the optical path; and
a first optical compensating element and a second optical compensating element disposed between the light transparent element and the second optical element on the optical path, wherein the first optical compensating element is disposed parallel to the first optical element, and the second optical compensating element is disposed parallel to the second optical element,
wherein after the light is transmitted through the light transparent element, the light is reflected to the exposure tank by the first optical element, such that the photosensitive liquid is exposed and molded on the working platform.

US Pat. No. 10,189,226

THREE-DIMENSIONAL MICRO-TRUSS STRUCTURE

HRL Laboratories, LLC, M...

1. A three-dimensional micro-truss structure comprising:a plurality of first polymer waveguide struts extending along a first direction;
a plurality of second polymer waveguide struts extending along a second direction;
a plurality of third polymer waveguide struts extending along a third direction; and
a plurality of fourth polymer waveguide struts extending along a fourth direction,
wherein the first, second, third, and fourth polymer waveguide struts interpenetrate one another at a plurality of nodes, the plurality of nodes defining a plane,
wherein each of the first, second, and third directions extends at a non-perpendicular angle with respect to the plane, the plane being substantially perpendicular to the fourth direction,
wherein the first, second, and third polymer waveguide struts that extend from the same node on the same side of the plane define a three-dimensional volume, and
wherein the fourth polymer waveguide strut that extends from the same node on the same side of the plane extends into the three-dimensional volume.

US Pat. No. 10,189,225

HOSE WITH OPTIMIZED STEEL WIRE REINFORCEMENT LAYERS

NV BEKAERT SA, Zwevegem ...

1. A hose for conveying fluids under pressure comprising an elastomer core tube, at least two reinforcement layers at distinct reinforcement layer radii, said reinforcement layers being radially separated by intermediate elastomer material layers and an outer protective layer covering the outermost reinforcement layer,wherein at least two of said reinforcement layers comprise steel wires helically wound around the axis of said hose,
wherein the steel wires of the radially outermost steel wire reinforcement layer have the highest E-ratio of the at least two reinforcement layers, the steel wires of the innermost steel wire reinforcement layer have the lowest E-ratio of the at least two reinforcement layers differing from said highest E-ratio, whereby the E-ratio of any steel wire reinforcement layer is not lower than the E-ratio of any inner laying steel wire reinforcement layer, said E-ratio being equal to the ratio of the tensile strength over the elongation at break of said steel wire,
wherein said E-ratio is between 70,000 N/mm2 up to 200,000 N/mm2 for the radially outermost steel wire reinforcement layer and between 30,000 N/mm2 and 120,000 N/mm2 for the radially innermost steel wire reinforcement layer,
wherein said steel wires of at least the innermost steel wire reinforcement layer have crimps or bends for altering said E-ratio, while said steel wires of at least the outermost steel wire reinforcement layer are free of bends or crimps,
wherein said steel wires of at least the innermost and outermost steel wire reinforcement layer are of the same diameter.

US Pat. No. 10,189,219

METHOD OF FABRICATING A CERAMIC ARTICLE

United Technologies Corpo...

1. A resin transfer molding process comprising:inserting a ceramic article within a bladder defining a part cavity;
inserting the bladder into a second cavity with a fixed geometry;
pressurizing the bladder against the ceramic article by filling the bladder with a liquid material; and
injecting resin into the ceramic article within the bladder with the bladder against the ceramic article to maintain resin within the ceramic article during curing.

US Pat. No. 10,189,215

LAYING DEVICE AND A METHOD FOR THE LAYING DOWN OF FIBRE TAPES

AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH, ...

6. A method for automated laying down of fibre tapes on a surface by controlling a laying device according to claim 1, the method comprising:arranging a laying head and a creel on individually controllable head and creel positioning devices, respectively; and
tracking movements of the laying head with the creel and creel positioning device.

US Pat. No. 10,189,209

SYSTEMS AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THREE-DIMENSIONAL ARTICLES FROM FLEXIBLE COMPOSITE MATERIALS

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

1. A method comprising the steps of:providing a female mold;
constructing a composite layup in the female mold by applying a first fiber-reinforced scrim layer in the female mold, applying a release liner over said first fiber-reinforced scrim layer, and applying a second fiber-reinforced scrim layer over said release liner such that the release liner is sandwiched between said first and second fiber-reinforced scrim layers in the female mold, wherein said first scrim layer extends beyond said second scrim layer so as to form peripherally extended first scrim layer material;
curing said composite layup;
cutting a hole into the cured composite layup up to the release liner;
inflating the composite layup through said hole;
applying a coating into the inflated layup through said hole;
displacing the coating by rotating the composite layup to coat the interior of the layup; and
drying or curing the displaced coating.

US Pat. No. 10,189,206

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR REPAIRING DISCREPANT WELDS

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A method, for repairing a weld, the method comprising:providing a first weld-repair tool comprising an extended portion and a cavity adjacent the extended portion,
providing at least partially joined workpieces, wherein at least one workpiece contains a polymer material, the workpieces being joined by a discrepant weld comprising an insufficient primary portion and an ancillary portion positioned at a periphery of the insufficient primary portion or directly adjacent the insufficient primary portion;
positioning the first weld-repair tool and the workpieces so that the extended portion of the first weld-repair tool contacts a proximate workpiece of the workpieces, and the cavity aligns generally with the ancillary portion; and
delivering welding energy from the first weld-repair tool, via the extended portion, to the proximate workpiece in contact with the first weld-repair tool, causing the energy to melt the ancillary portion thus forming an enlarged ancillary portion that adjoins the insufficient primary portion and repairing the discrepant weld.

US Pat. No. 10,189,203

METHOD FOR FORMING MICROPATTERN OF POLYIMIDE USING IMPRINTING

National Institute of Adv...

1. A method for forming a micropattern of polyimide using thermal imprinting, the method comprising:forming a polyimide film made of a solvent-soluble polyimide resin composition that is photosensitive and is moldable at a temperature of less than or equal to a glass-transition temperature;
heating the polyimide film at a temperature of less than or equal to the glass-transition temperature and pressing a mold against the polyimide film to form a micro projection/recess pattern on a surface of the polyimide film;
cooling the polyimide film and the mold and releasing the mold from the polyimide film;
irradiating the polyimide film with ultraviolet rays to perform light exposure thereon; and
heating the polyimide film to thermally cure the polyimide film.

US Pat. No. 10,189,200

TOOLING, SYSTEM, AND PROCESS FOR INJECTION STRETCH BLOW MOLDED CONTAINER WITH INTEGRAL HANDLE

1. Stretch blow station tooling for stretch blowing at least one parison into a molded article, with such parison including a handle, said tooling comprising:at least one blow mold including first and second blow mold halves shiftable between an open position and a closed position,
wherein said first and second blow mold halves each include a body cavity surface formed therein, and wherein said first and second blow mold halves each include a handle-supporting channel formed therein,
wherein in the closed position, said body cavity surfaces of said first and second blow mold halves are aligned to define a blow cavity for receiving a main body of the parison, wherein in the closed position, said handle-supporting channels of said first and second blow mold halves are aligned to define a handle-supporting cavity for receiving a main portion of the handle,
wherein when the parison is positioned within the blow mold, the main portion of the handle is received within the handle-supporting cavity and an end portion of the handle extends into the blow cavity; and
a plunger assembly including a plunger configured to be selectively positioned within said blow cavity,
wherein when said plunger is positioned within said blow cavity, said plunger is configured to contact the end portion of the handle of the parison so as to force the end portion of the handle towards the main body of the parison.

US Pat. No. 10,189,196

RESIN MOLDED COMPONENT AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING RESIN MOLDED COMPONENT

KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., ...

1. A resin molded piece of a crystalline resin which is molded by filling the crystalline resin into a molding space defined between a first mold and a second mold, comprising:a designed surface on to which a surface of the first mold is transferred and a non-designed surface to which a surface of the second mold is transferred, wherein
the designed surface includes a mirror surface portion, and wherein
center line average roughnesses Ra of the mirror surface portion and the non-designed surface are both 0.5 ?m or smaller,
wherein an absolute value of a difference between an angle formed by the non-designed surface and a reference line passing through the resin molded piece, and an angle formed by the designed surface and the reference line, is larger than 0.5 degrees and smaller than 5 degrees.

US Pat. No. 10,189,195

PLATEN FOR AN INJECTION MOLDING MACHINE

TE CONNECTIVITY CORPORATI...

1. A platen for use with an injection molding machine comprising:a body having an opening for receiving a ring protruding from a mold for aligning the body and the mold, the opening including a tapered recess having a surface extending radially outward in a vertical direction from at least one of an upper portion and a lower portion of the opening, the tapered recess defining opposed edges along an outer surface of the body;
wherein in response to the ring of the mold being positioned at least partially vertically above the opening or positioned at least partially beneath the opening and laterally aligned with the opening such that the ring is brought into contact with at least one of the opposed edges of the tapered recess and the surface of the tapered recess, and a continuous force applied to the mold toward the opening, and the ring being incrementally moved vertically toward the opening, at least one of the opposed edges and the surface of the tapered recess guiding the ring into engagement with the opening.

US Pat. No. 10,189,187

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR COMPUTER-ASSISTED SPRAY FOAM FABRICATION

Massachusetts Institute o...

1. An apparatus comprising:(a) a robotic arm;
(b) a tool module; and
(c) one or more computers;wherein(i) the robotic arm supports the tool module, which tool module comprises a nozzle and a subtractive fabrication tool, the nozzle and the subtractive fabrication tool being positioned in different locations within the tool module, and
(ii) the one or more computers are programmed to control the robotic arm and tool module in such a way that
(A) the nozzle performs spraying, which spraying comprises the nozzle spraying foam, layer by layer according to a CAD model, to fabricate walls of a mold configured to contain a casting material while the casting material cures,
(B) the subtractive fabrication tool performs removal of material from the mold according to the CAD model, which removal of material comprises removing foam material sprayed from the nozzle, and
(C) the robotic arm positions and orients the tool module in such a way that the nozzle and subtractive fabrication tool conduct the foam spraying and the removal of material, respectively, according to the CAD model.

US Pat. No. 10,189,179

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING TUBULAR CONCRETE PRODUCTS

1. A system for producing tubular concrete products in a casting method using a plurality of upright casting molds, wherein each of the plurality of upright casting molds have an upright outer mold and a mold core arranged in the upright outer mold, the system configured to perform steps comprising:a) at least one demolding station for removing the upright outer mold from one of the plurality of upright casting molds positioned at the at least one demolding station and for removing a cured tubular concrete product from the mold core of the one of the plurality of upright casting molds positioned at the at least one demolding station,
b) at least one cleaning station for cleaning the mold core of the one of the plurality of upright casting molds positioned at the at least one cleaning station and for cleaning the upright outer mold of the one of the plurality of upright casting molds positioned at the at least one cleaning station,
c) at least one mold assembly station for assembling another of the plurality of upright casting molds from the cleaned upright outer mold and the cleaned mold core,
d) at least one filling station for filling the another of the plurality of assembled upright casting molds with concrete;
e) wherein a mold conveyor is configured to convey the another of the plurality of upright casting molds filled with concrete at the at least one filling station to a mold releasing position,
f) wherein a transport device is configured to transport the another of the plurality of upright casting molds from the mold releasing position to a curing zone and from the curing zone to a mold feeding position,
g) wherein the mold conveyor is further configured to convey the another of the plurality of filled upright casting molds from the mold feeding position to the at least one demolding station,
h) repeating steps a through b for the another of the plurality of filled upright casting molds to form a further of the plurality of upright casting molds in step c;
i) repeating steps d through g for the further of the plurality of upright casting molds, wherein the curing zone is configured to store the plurality of filled upright casting molds;
and wherein the system further comprises a fabrication zone having a plurality of fully automated fabrication stations to convey the plurality of upright casting molds between the fabrication stations.

US Pat. No. 10,189,172

METHOD OF REUSING REMNANT PREPREG FRAMEWORK

1. A method of reusing prepreg material comprising:providing a broad prepreg material comprised of reinforcing fibers impregnated with a resin matrix;
cutting out one or more geometric shapes from the broad prepreg material to make a component, leaving behind at least one piece of remnant prepreg material;
defining a pattern for cutting said piece of remnant prepreg material to form a single continuous strip of said remnant prepreg material; and
cutting the piece of remnant prepreg material to form the single continuous strip thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,189,165

ACTUATORS WITH CONFORMING SLEEVES

President and Fellows of ...

24. A method for mechanical actuation, comprising:using an actuator including at least one actuator body that defines a chamber and at least one sleeve covering part of the actuator body; and
pumping fluid into the chamber defined by the actuator body, causing the actuator body to deform where the actuator body is not covered by the sleeve, while the sleeve limits the actuator body from deforming where the sleeve covers the actuator body.

US Pat. No. 10,189,162

MODEL GENERATION APPARATUS, INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, MODEL GENERATION METHOD, AND INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A model generation method for execution by a model generation apparatus, the model generation method comprising:inputting a three-dimensional shape model of a target object including (1) plane geometric features and (2) line geometric features;
setting a plurality of positions and orientations of a viewpoint, the viewpoint being used to observe the three-dimensional shape model of the target object, and sequentially selecting one of the plurality of positions and orientations of the viewpoint;
calculating, for the selected one of the plurality of positions and orientations of the viewpoint set in the setting and for the plane geometric features and the line geometric features, respectively, a degree of change of a relationship between image features of an image to be observed at the viewpoint and each of the plane geometric features and the line geometric features of the three-dimensional shape model when the selected position and orientation of the viewpoint or a position and orientation of the target object is changed; and
generating a hierarchical cluster of plane geometric features and a hierarchical cluster of line geometric features, separately, for the selected one of the plurality of positions and orientations of the viewpoint, by setting each of the plane geometric features and each of the line geometric features as an initial cluster in a lowest layer, and sequentially merging a pair of clusters in a current layer to generate a cluster in a higher layer based on similarity of the degree of change of the relationship calculated for the pair of clusters.

US Pat. No. 10,189,157

MANIPULATING SYSTEM AND MANIPULATING APPARATUS FOR SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS

1. A manipulating apparatus for instruments, the manipulating apparatus comprising:a frame,
at least one instrument drive, and
an instrument carrier that is movably mounted to the frame and comprises:
a holding section arranged for holding an instrument arm of an instrument, and comprising a driving interface for transmitting mechanical energy to the instrument arm,
at least one transmission port arranged at the driving interface, wherein the at least one instrument drive is operatively coupled with the at least one transmission port,
a transmission section,
at least one transmission element arranged in the transmission section and configured for motion transmission between the at least one instrument drive and the at least one transmission port,
wherein the instrument carrier has a longitudinal axis and is at least sectionally rotatable about the longitudinal axis and relative to the frame,
wherein the at least one transmission element is arranged concentrically with respect to the longitudinal axis,
wherein the at least one transmission port is arranged off-center with respect to the longitudinal axis of the instrument carrier, and
wherein a rotation of the instrument carrier about the longitudinal axis moves the at least one transmission port around the longitudinal axis of the instrument carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,189,143

POLISHING PAD, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING POLISHING PAD, AND POLISHING METHOD

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANU...

1. A polishing pad for a chemical-mechanical polishing apparatus, the polishing pad comprising:a first support layer defining a recess; and
a polishing layer present on the first support layer and having a top surface facing away from the first support layer, wherein:
the polishing layer defines a first cavity buried beneath the top surface of the polishing layer, and
the first cavity overlies the recess.

US Pat. No. 10,189,135

MOTOR DRIVE DEVICE CAPABLE OF NOTIFYING ADHESION OF CUTTING FLUID

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. A motor drive device comprising:an electronic component; and
a casing which houses the electronic component,
wherein at least a part of an outer surface of the casing includes a base material mixed with a color changing substance that discolors when contacting a cutting fluid.

US Pat. No. 10,189,126

FUSELAGE STUFFING BUILDING AND FEEDER LINES

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A system for assembling an aircraft, comprising: a railroad track, a first work station disposed alongside a first section of said railroad track, a railroad flat car rollably mounted on said first section of said railroad track, and a fuselage or fuselage section carried by said railroad flat car, wherein said first work station comprises a first set of tools for installing internal components inside said fuselage or fuselage section.

US Pat. No. 10,189,101

WIRE ELECTRIC DISCHARGE MACHINE WITH AUTOMATIC WIRE CONNECTING FUNCTION

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. A wire electric discharge machine with an automatic wire connecting function, in which the wire electric discharge machine comprises an upper nozzle and a lower nozzle which support a wire electrode and in which an upper die guide and a lower die guide are included, respectively, and the wire electrode and a workpiece are moved relative to each other to machine the workpiece and, if the wire electrode is broken during machining, then the wire electrode is guided for automatic wire connection by a jet stream injected through a nozzle hole of the upper nozzle, the wire electric discharge machine comprising:deviation acquisition unit that acquires, as a deviation, a distance from a position on a top surface of the workpiece where the wire electrode is hung from the upper die guide to a top end position of a machined groove formed by the machining, and
automatic wire connection execution unit that moves the upper nozzle by a distance equivalent to the acquired deviation, thereby performing the automatic wire connection,
wherein the deviation acquisition unit causes the upper nozzle to move on a projection, on the top surface of the workpiece, of an imaginary line which connects an upper die guide fulcrum position of the upper die guide and a lower die guide fulcrum position of the lower die guide, while intermittently moving the wire electrode up and down, and a distance between a position where a delivery length of the wire electrode is changed and a position corresponding to the upper die guide fulcrum position on the projection on the top surface of the workpiece is acquired as the deviation.

US Pat. No. 10,189,099

SAW BLADE

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A reciprocating saw blade for use with a reciprocating saw, the reciprocating saw blade comprising:a body defining a longitudinal axis;
an attachment portion coupled to the body, the attachment portion including a tang and an aperture configured to couple to the reciprocating saw; and
a cutting portion formed on the body, the cutting portion including a plurality of cutting teeth and a plurality of gullets positioned between the plurality of cutting teeth, each cutting tooth including a tip, a rake face extending from the tip generally toward the longitudinal axis and at least partially defining one of the plurality of gullets, a relief surface extending from the tip, and a protrusion extending from an end of the relief surface opposite the tip;
wherein each gullet includes a base, a first curved surface extending from the rake face of a corresponding cutting tooth to the base, and a second curved surface extending from the base to an adjacent cutting tooth, and wherein the protrusion of each cutting tooth is located on the cutting tooth between the relief surface of the cutting tooth and the second curved surface of an adjacent gullet;
wherein the tips of the plurality of cutting teeth define a first plane that is generally parallel to the longitudinal axis and the protrusions of the plurality of cutting teeth define a second plane that is generally parallel to the longitudinal axis, and wherein a distance between the first plane and the second plane is at most approximately 0.035 inches; and
wherein a distance between the protrusion of one cutting tooth and the tip of an adjacent cutting tooth, measured generally parallel to the longitudinal axis, is approximately 0.08 inches.

US Pat. No. 10,189,092

MACHINE TOOL

DOOSAN MACHINE TOOLS CO.,...

1. A machine tool, the machine tool comprising:a tool holder configured to include at least two machining inserts; and
a ram spindle configured to fasten the tool holder in a state of clamping the tool holder and to rotate the tool holder in order to change locations of the machining inserts;
wherein the ram spindle comprises:
a housing;
a center part rotatably accommodated inside the housing;
a first outer part disposed outside the center part, and configured to be co-rotated with the center part;
a second outer part disposed between the housing and the first outer part and fastened to the housing; and
an actuator unit accommodated inside the housing, and configured to selectively move the center part and the first outer part upward and downward;
wherein outer ribs protruding at equal intervals are formed on an outer circumferential surface of the first outer part, and protruding inner ribs spaced apart at predetermined intervals are formed on an inner circumferential surface of a cavity of the tool holder at equal intervals;
wherein a respective protrusion is formed on each of the outer ribs, and wherein a corresponding respective depression is provided on the tool holder adjacent to each of the inner ribs, each of the depressions being configured to be seated over a respective one of the protrusions.

US Pat. No. 10,189,090

DRILLING TOOL

KENNAMETAL INC., Latrobe...

1. A drilling tool comprising:a shaft having a longitudinal axis;
a seat disposed toward an axial end of the shaft;
a drill bit accommodated at the seat;
a clamping section, which is disposed on the shaft and interacts with the drill bit; and
a tensioning element which is disposed in the shaft and is axially displaceable with respect to the shaft, the tensioning element comprising an expanding section and a contact section, the expanding section being connected to the contact section;
wherein the expanding section interacts with the clamping section, and the contact section interacts with the drill bit;
the clamping section comprising a frustoconical inner surface;
the frustoconical inner surface expanding toward an axial end of the shaft;
the expanding section of the tensioning element comprising a frustoconical shape which is complementary to the inner surface of the clamping section.

US Pat. No. 10,189,079

SLIDES AND EXPENDABLE CORES FOR HIGH PRESSURE DIE CAST CLOSED DECK ENGINE BLOCK

Brunswick Corporation, M...

1. A method for high pressure die casting a closed deck engine block comprising: placing a slide in a high pressure die casting mold for casting an engine block, the slide having at least one mandrel and a tool steel portion for forming at least one cylinder and a water jacket surrounding each cylinder, the tool steel portion including at least one relief having an inner surface and an outer surface defining a tool steel relief; inserting at least one expendable salt core into the tool steel relief, at least one salt core having an inner surface and an outer surface with an aperture extending through the inner surface to the outer surface; closing the high pressure die casting mold; injecting a molten aluminum-silicon alloy into the high pressure die casting mold to create a closed deck engine block casting having at least one cylinder and a water jacket surrounding each cylinder, the water jacket having an inner wall and an outer wall, the inner wall corresponding to an outer wall of the cylinder, wherein the molten aluminum-silicon alloy enters the aperture of the at least one salt core to create a bridge between the inner wall and outer wall of the water jacket; cooling the closed deck engine block casting; removing the cylinder and water jacket from the high pressure die casting mold and the closed deck engine block casting, wherein at least one expendable salt core remains with the closed deck engine block casting; and dissolving each salt core.