US Pat. No. 10,392,748

SYSTEM AND PROCESS FOR PULPING WOOD

Veolia Water Technologies...

13. A wood pulping system comprising:(a) a pulping unit for pulping wood or wood chips and which produces a liquor;
(b) a pre-concentration unit for receiving the liquor from the pulping unit and concentrating the same, the pre-concentration unit comprising at least two evaporators for receiving the liquor and producing:
(i) a concentrated liquor;
(ii) a contaminated condensate;
(iii) a non-contaminated condensate;
(c) one or more flash tanks forming a part of the wood pulping system;
(d) a line operatively connected between the pre-concentration unit and the one or more flash tanks for directing the concentrated liquor from the pre-concentration unit into the one or more flash tanks;
(e) wherein the one or more flash tanks are configured to further concentrate the concentrated liquor by flashing the concentrated liquor to form flashed concentrated liquor and generating steam therefrom;
(f) a multi-effect train including a series of forced circulation solids concentrators for receiving the flashed concentrated liquor and further concentrating the flashed concentrated liquor to form a highly concentrated liquor;
(g) each forced circulation solids concentrator including:
(i) a heat exchanger;
(ii) a recirculation pump;
(iii) a vapor outlet;
(iv) and wherein the recirculation pump is operative to circulate the flashed concentrated liquor through the forced circulation solids concentrator and the heat exchanger thereof;
(h) a steam conveying line operatively connected between the one or more flash tanks and the multiple effect train for conveying steam from the one or more flash tanks to the multiple effect train;
(i) a steam stripping unit having an inlet for receiving the contaminated condensate produced by said evaporators and having a steam inlet for receiving steam from a steam source;
(j) the steam stripping unit being operative to strip contaminants from the contaminated condensate and produce a contaminated vapor stream;
(k) a first conduit operatively interconnected between the steam stripping unit and at least one effect of the multi-effect train for directing the contaminated vapor stream from the steam stripping unit to the one effect and heating the flashed concentrated liquor passing through the one effect and producing a secondary vapor stream, resulting in the flashed concentrated liquor being further concentrated in the one effect;
(l) one or more additional vapor conduits operatively connected between one or more of the multiple effects for directing the secondary vapor stream or other vapor streams produced directly or indirectly thereby, from one effect to another effect; and
(m) an incinerator or boiler for receiving at least a portion of the highly concentrated liquor and burning the same.

US Pat. No. 10,392,747

SYSTEM AND A METHOD FOR OPTIMIZATION OF CONTINUOUS DIGESTION PROCESS

ABB Schweiz AG, Baden (C...

1. A method for on-line optimization of a continuous pulp digester using a control system, wherein the control system comprises a plurality of controllers for a plurality of sections of the continuous pulp digester, an optimization solver for generating set points for digester parameters controlled through the plurality of controllers, and a trigger module to trigger the optimization solver, the method comprising, by the control system:a) providing a model of the continuous pulp digester by a process model component, wherein the model of the continuous pulp digester is developed by connecting sub-models developed for the plurality of sections of the continuous pulp digester;
b) obtaining estimates of one or more digester parameters for the plurality of sections of the continuous pulp digester using a parameter estimation component;
c) obtaining measured data using at least one of on-line measurements, data from laboratory analysis, and any combination thereof;
d) obtaining a difference between the estimates of the one or more digester parameters and the measured data obtained using at least one of on-line measurements, data from laboratory analysis, and any combination thereof;
e) evaluating the difference between the estimates of the one or more digester parameters and the measured data based on allowed tolerances of on-line performance and accuracy of the continuous pulp digester;
f) providing a trigger to a plant optimization component to solve a plurality of multi-objective functions for optimization of the continuous pulp digester and to update the model of the continuous pulp digester based on the allowed tolerances;
g) obtaining multiple solutions by solving the plurality of multi-objective functions for optimizing various digester parameters, and obtaining consequence information using the updated model of the continuous pulp digester;
h) selecting a plant objective function from the plurality of multi-objective functions based on the obtained consequence information for each of the multiple solutions obtained using the updated model;
i) obtaining an optimal set-point profile for digester parameters along the plurality of sections of the digester, the optimal set-point profile being determined by solving the plant objective function; and
j) regulating the digester parameters by the plurality of controllers of the control system at the plurality of sections of the continuous pulp digester using the optimal set-point profile for optimized control of the continuous pulp digester.

US Pat. No. 10,392,745

PROCESS FOR MANUFACTURING CARBON FIBER FABRICS AND FABRIC MANUFACTURED WITH THIS PROCESS

1. A cured, carbon fiber fabric comprising:carbon fibers impregnated with a first coating of silicone, polyurethane or acrylic emulsion which is then dried together with the fabric, and impregnated with a second coating of an aliphatic solution comprising polyacrylates or glycols and thereafter dried,
wherein at least one protective layer comprising a film, a woven fabric or a nonwoven fabric is applied onto one side of the fabric,
wherein the cured, carbon fiber fabric is foldable, and
wherein the surface of the protective layer contacting the fabric partially penetrates the fabric, so as to create an intermediate layer in which the outer filaments of the fabric are integral with the protective layer.

US Pat. No. 10,392,741

CLOTHES DRYER HAVING SPEED SENSOR

1. A rotating drum clothes dryer, comprising:a drum assembly, the drum assembly including a drum, the drum being rotatable,
a motor, the motor being constructed and arranged to rotate the drum;
a heater;
a control circuit; and
a speed sensor constructed and arranged to:
1) sense whether a portion of the drum assembly is moving at a speed of movement that is selected from the group consisting of 1) a first speed at or above a first predetermined speed threshold; and 2) a second speed below the first predetermined speed threshold; wherein the portion of the drum assembly is selected from the group consisting of the drum, a belt, an idler, a drum support roller, a drum bearing, a drum shaft, a belt tensioning roller and a sensor tag; and
2) create an output signal to the control circuit that indicates whether the selected portion of the drum assembly is moving at a speed selected from the group consisting of the first speed and the second speed; wherein the control circuit is constructed and arranged to control the operation an element of the clothes dryer selected from the group consisting of the motor, the heater, a door lock, a visual indicator, an audible indicator, a timer and a fault detection indicator.

US Pat. No. 10,392,740

INTELLIGENT DISPENSING IN A LAUNDRY APPLIANCE

Whirlpool Corporation, B...

1. A dryer, comprising:a rotatable drum at least partially defining a chamber for drying fabric articles;
an airflow system, having a blower fan and a blower motor, configured to selectively provide air to the rotatable drum;
a dispensing system, comprising:
multiple reservoirs configured to store a corresponding number of fabric-conditioning substances; and
a nozzle, fluidly coupled to the rotatable drum, and configured to dispense at least one of the fabric-conditioning substances into the rotatable drum; and
a controller operably coupled to the dispensing system and configured to control dispensing of the at least one of the fabric-conditioning substances based on a type of the at least one of the fabric-conditioning substances.

US Pat. No. 10,392,737

LAUNDRY TREATING APPARATUS

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A laundry treating apparatus, comprising:a cabinet having a laundry opening formed therein,
a door mounted to a front of the cabinet to open and close the laundry opening;
a control panel arranged on the cabinet above the door, wherein the control panel includes a front plate;
a control panel body that projects forward from the front plate, wherein a front side of the control panel body is sloped to face in an upward direction of the laundry treatment device and is provided in front of a front side of the cabinet, where in the control panel body includes:
a front body that projects forward from the front plate;
a window arranged on the front body and covering an entirety of a front side of the front body, a front side of the window being sloped to face in an upward direction; and
and a deco that surrounds an upper side, a lower side, and at least one of two opposite sides of the front body and surrounds an upper side, a lower side, and at least one of two opposite sides of the window,
wherein the door includes an outer frame that forms an exterior appearance of the door, wherein the outer frame is positioned such that at least a portion of the outer frame projects outside of the cabinet when the door is closed, and wherein a portion of the outer frame faces a lower side of the control panel body in a vertical direction of the laundry treatment apparatus, and
wherein the front body forms a space therein, wherein the control panel further includes a printed circuit board (PCB) assembly, and wherein at least a portion of the PCB assembly is inserted into the space.

US Pat. No. 10,392,735

CLOTHING CARRIER

1. A clothing carrier (1) for flexible or semi-rigid clothings, comprising:a needled, plaited random fiber sheet comprising from 30 to 60 plaited layers;
wherein the random fiber sheet is formed from polyester (PES) or polyamide (PA) fibers (10) and is impregnated with a polymer material (11);
a polyurethane (FUR) film (12) laminated to the random fiber sheet that structurally compensates at least one surface of the random fiber sheet;
a powder coating between the random fiber sheet and the laminated PUR film.

US Pat. No. 10,392,734

YARN TENSION CONTROL DEVICE

1. A yarn tension control device for use on a knitting machine, comprising:a main support installed over the knitting machine and being inserted with a main shaft;
a yarn disc wound with yarns and disposed on the main shaft;
a rotary disc arranged at the main shaft;
a rotatable clamping roller disposed on the main support and used for pressing against the yarns of the yarn disc; and
a friction damper arranged at one side of the rotary disc and used to control and adjust rotational speed of the rotary disc;
wherein a plurality of the yarn tension control devices is disposed on the knitting machine while in use; the yarn disc and the rotary disc are disposed on the main shaft and are rotated at the same speed along with the yarns being drawn by an external force;
wherein the main support is a base installed over the knitting machine; a connecting rod is passed through and disposed on the main support; a fixing base is disposed on one end of the main shaft; the yarn disc is fit on the fixing base; the rotary disc is arranged at another end of the main shaft and located on one side of the main support; the friction damper includes a clamp support and a rubber set; the clamp support is disposed on one end of the connecting rod and the rotary disc being passed through an opening of the clamp support and an adjustment switch is arranged at a rear end of the opening of the clamp support; the rubber set is fixed in the opening of the clamp support and located on a left side and a right side of the rotary disc; friction of the rubber set with respect to the rotary disc is adjusted by the adjustment switch; the rotatable clamping roller is disposed on another end of the connecting rod.

US Pat. No. 10,392,732

CIRCULAR MACHINE FOR KNITTING, HOSIERY OR THE LIKE, WITH SINKER ACTUATION DEVICE

LONATI S.P.A., Brescia (...

1. A circular machine for knitting hosiery, with sinker actuation device, comprising:a needle cylinder, arranged so that an axis thereof is substantially vertical and actuatable with a rotary motion about said axis in both directions of rotation; said needle cylinder having, on its lateral surface, a plurality of axial grooves, each of which accommodates a needle that can move on command along the corresponding axial groove in order to pick up at least one yarn dispensed at at least one feed or drop and form knitting;
needle actuation cams, which face a lateral surface of the needle cylinder and define paths that are extended around the axis of the needle cylinder and can be engaged by at least one heel of the needles, which protrudes from the lateral surface of the needle cylinder, in order to actuate the movement of the needles along the corresponding axial groove with respect to the needle cylinder as a consequence of the rotation of the needle cylinder about its own axis with respect to said needle actuation cams and said at least one feed;
a sinker ring, which is integral with said needle cylinder in rotation about its own axis and is arranged coaxially to the needle cylinder at its upper end, said sinker ring supporting a plurality of sinkers that can move radially with respect to the needle cylinder and to the sinker ring;
a sinker cap, which is arranged above and coaxially with respect to said sinker ring and supports sinker actuation cams that define at least one path that is extended around the axis of the needle cylinder and can be engaged by a heel of the sinkers, which protrudes upwardly from said sinker ring, in order to actuate the movement of the sinkers along a radial direction with respect to the needle cylinder and to said sinker ring as a consequence of the rotation of the needle cylinder about its own axis with respect to said sinker cap, to said at least one feed and to said sinker actuation cams;
said needle actuation cams comprising two needle lifting cams, respectively a first cam for lifting the needles to the tuck or dropped position and a second cam for lifting the needles to the tuck or dropped position, which are arranged on mutually opposite sides with respect to an imaginary plane that passes through the axis of the needle cylinder and through said at least one feed or drop of the machine;
said sinker actuation cams comprising two pusher cams, respectively a first pusher cam and a second pusher cam, arranged on mutually opposite sides with respect to an imaginary plane that passes through the axis of the needle cylinder and through said at least one feed or drop of the machine; said pusher cams being able to engage said heel of the sinkers to cause the movement of said sinkers toward the axis of the needle cylinder;
wherein said first pusher cam and said second pusher cam are arranged respectively at said first cam for lifting the needles to the tuck or dropped position and at said second cam for lifting the needles to the tuck or dropped position and can move with respect to the sinker cap toward or away from the axis of the needle cylinder, actuation means being provided which act on said first pusher cam and on said second pusher cam in order to move alternatively said first pusher cam or said second pusher cam toward the axis of the needle cylinder or away from the axis of the needle cylinder.

US Pat. No. 10,392,730

CLAMPING OF THE POSITION OF THE LATITUDINAL PARTS OF A FABRIC GUIDING DEVICE

1. Fabric guiding device for a weaving machine, comprising an upper bridge and/or a lower bridge, wherein the device comprises first automatic clampers which are provided in order to release and secure the upper bridge and/or the lower bridge.

US Pat. No. 10,392,729

BINDING STRUCTURE OF INDUSTRIAL FABRIC

NIPPON FILCON CO., LTD., ...

1. A binding structure of an industrial fabric for binding both ends of a fabric with ends to form it into an endless type, the industrial fabric including a plurality of warps and a plurality of wefts, the binding structure comprising:binding loops, each of the binding loops formed by bending an end of one of the warps and folding it back;
receiving loops opposed to the binding loops, each of the receiving loops associated with and configured to receive a respective one of the binding loops therethrough; and
a core member extending through each binding loop and locking the binding loop against the associated receiving loop without passing through any of the receiving loops.

US Pat. No. 10,392,726

HIGH-THROUGHPUT IMMUNE SEQUENCING

President and Fellows of ...

1. A method comprising:(a) linking a polynucleotide sequence encoding a heavy chain variable region (VH) and a polynucleotide sequencing encoding a light changing variable region (VL) from a single cell to form paired sequences;
(b) sequencing a polynucleotide amplified from the paired sequences, thereby forming paired sequence reads;
(c) selecting a therapeutic antibody candidate comprising a VH and a VL encoded by at least one sequence pair linked in (a); and
(d) screening the therapeutic antibody candidate for a property, wherein the property is selected from the group consisting of functional specificity, affinity and neutralization ability;
wherein (a) is performed for a plurality of polynucleotide sequences encoding heavy chain variable regions (VH) and a plurality of polynucleotide sequences encoding light chain variable regions (VL) each from a single cell to form a plurality of paired sequences, each representing a sequence pair from an individual cell, and wherein selecting is based on a frequency of each of two or more paired VH and VL sequences from among the plurality of paired sequences and a variance from a reference library for at least one of the two or more paired VH and VL sequences.

US Pat. No. 10,392,724

PROCESS OF FORMING EPITAXIAL WAFER

SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTR...

1. A process of forming an epitaxial wafer, comprising steps of:growing an aluminum nitride (AlN) layer at a first temperature and a first flow rate of ammonia (NH3); and
growing a gallium nitride (GaN) layer directly on and continuous with the AlN layer, wherein
the step of growing the GaN layer includes a first period and a second period,
in the first period, temperature from the first temperature to a second temperature that is lower than the first temperature, and flow rate of NH3 from the first flow rate to a second flow rate different from the first flow rate are varied,
in the second period, the GaN layer is grown at the second temperature and the second flow rate of NH3, and
in the first period and the second period, gallium (Ga) from a gallium source is supplied.

US Pat. No. 10,392,722

DEFECT REDUCTION IN SEEDED ALUMINUM NITRIDE CRYSTAL GROWTH

CRYSTAL IS, INC., Green ...

1. A bulk single crystal of AlN having a thickness greater than 0.1 mm and an areal planar defect density ?100 cm?2.

US Pat. No. 10,392,721

LASER-HEATED CRYSTAL FIBER GROWTH SYSTEM

1. An enhanced laser heated pedestal growth system comprising:two lasers having output beams that are combined with a beam combiner to produce a single beam, wherein a power fluctuation of the single beam is less than that of the output beams of the two lasers individually;
a growth chamber including a final focusing mirror for receiving and focusing the single beam of the lasers onto a tip of a feed material to create a molten zone in a focal region, wherein the final focusing mirror of the growth chamber has a surface accuracy of approximately 1 micrometer RMS;
a feed transport mechanism adapted for transporting a feed material through the growth chamber and into a focal region;
an opposing seed transport mechanism adapted for withdrawing a seed material out of the growth chamber;
an imaging system adapted for capturing an image of the molten zone within the growth chamber; and
a controller in communication with the feed transport mechanism, the seed transport mechanism, and the imaging system, the controller adapted to control and stabilize a fiber growth process by controlling the feed transport mechanism and the seed transport mechanism.

US Pat. No. 10,392,720

PREVENT AND REMOVE ORGANICS FROM RESERVOIR WELLS

International Business Ma...

1. An electroplating apparatus comprising:a vessel having walls configured to hold a liquid solution of a metal plating material and including an organic species, the liquid solution contained within the vessel at a first level below a top rim of the vessel; and
means for preventing an organic species of the solution from wicking up inner wall surfaces of the vessel toward the top rim, wherein the vessel top rim defines a vessel perimeter, the preventing means comprising: a source of the metal plating solution; a conveying apparatus for providing the liquid solution from the source to a height at or above the top rim, the conveyance apparatus having a portion aligned with the vessel perimeter at the height, and an opening formed in the aligned conveyance portion to create a flow of the metal plating solution over the top rim and on an inner wall surface, the solution flow of a force suitable to rinse the organics back into the tank, wherein a relative concentration of organic species in the liquid solution is maintained, and wherein the conveyance apparatus is a pipe including a nozzle bar portion at a height above or aligned with the vessel top rim and inwardly offset therefrom, the nozzle bar portion including a plurality of nozzle openings; and a pump connected to the pipe for pumping liquid solution through the plurality of nozzle openings, the plurality of nozzle openings directed to create a downward flow of the liquid solution at or below the top rim on each inner wall surface.

US Pat. No. 10,392,719

ELECTROLYTIC TREATMENT APPARATUS AND ELECTROLYTIC TREATMENT METHOD

Tokyo Electron Limited, ...

1. An electrolytic treatment apparatus for performing a predetermined treatment by using treatment target ions contained in a treatment liquid, the apparatus comprising:a common electrode and a counter electrode that are disposed such that the treatment liquid is interposed therebetween,
wherein a first wiring and a second wiring are both directly connected to the common electrode, and a capacitor, positioned outside the treatment liquid, is provided along the first wiring and is constantly connected to the common electrode,
when charging of the capacitor is performed in a state where the first wiring and the second wiring are not connected to each other, the common electrode forms an electric field in the treatment liquid so that the treatment target ions in the treatment liquid are moved to the counter electrode side, and
when discharging of the capacitor is performed in a state where the first wiring and the second wiring are connected to each other, a voltage is applied between the common electrode and the counter electrode so that the treatment target ions moved to the counter electrode side are oxidized or reduced.

US Pat. No. 10,392,718

ANODIZATION AND POLISH SURFACE TREATMENT

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A part for a portable electronic device, the part comprising:an unpolished metal substrate formed of a metal capable of being anodized and having a transition surface characterized as having peaks separated from each other by valleys by at least a minimum depth; and
an anodic layer formed from the unpolished metal substrate, the anodic layer having a planar surface and overlaying the transition surface, wherein during the formation of the anodic layer, the metal associated with the peaks is preferentially anodized with respect to the valleys such that (i) the minimum depth of separation between the peaks and the valleys is maintained, and (ii) apexes of the peaks are disproportionately rounded relative to troughs of the valleys so that an average roughness of the unpolished metal substrate is reduced, thereby increasing an amount of glossiness of the unpolished metal substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,392,711

METHOD FOR INHIBITING CORROSION OF STEEL WITH LEAF EXTRACTS

Imam Abdulrahman Bin Fais...

1. A method of inhibiting corrosion of steel, comprising:contacting a surface of the steel with a solution comprising 20-300 ppm of a citrus leaf extract and 20-450 ppm of a second leaf extract to form a treated steel.

US Pat. No. 10,392,709

COATED STEEL SHEET, METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME, AND RESIN-COATED STEEL SHEET OBTAINED USING THE SAME

JFE Steel Corporation, T...

1. A method for producing a coated steel sheet comprising:depositing a corrosion-resistant coating composed of at least one layer selected from the group consisting of a Ni layer, a Sn layer, an Fe—Ni alloy layer, an Fe—Sn alloy layer, and an Fe—Ni—Sn alloy layer on at least one surface of a steel sheet; and
disposing an adhesive coating by performing cathodic electrolysis with an electric charge density of 1 to 20 C/dm2 in an aqueous solution which includes Zr in an amount of 0.008 to 0.07 mol/l and further includes at least one metal element selected from the group consisting of Co, Fe, Ni, Cu, Mn, and Zn, in total, at a molar ratio of 0.01 to 10 with respect to Zr.

US Pat. No. 10,392,704

COATING ELECTRONIC COMPONENT

TDK CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A manufacturing method of a coating provided on a conductor, the coating including a first layer and a second layer deposited on the first layer such that the first layer is between the conductor and the second layer, the first layer having an inside layer and an outside layer from the conductor side, the manufacturing method comprising:a first palladium plating step of forming the inside layer on the conductor;
a second palladium plating step of forming the outside layer on the inside layer; and
a gold plating step of forming the second layer on the outside layer,
the first layer containing palladium, the first layer being deposited on and in direct contact with the conductor without an intervening layer, the conductor being made of copper, silver, or alloy thereof; and the second layer containing gold,
wherein the outside layer has a phosphorus concentration and the inside layer has a phosphorus concentration, and the phosphorus concentration in the inside layer is not more than 0.01% by mass and the phosphorus concentration in the outside layer is not less than 1% by mass, and not more than 5% by mass, the phosphorus concentration of the outside layer decreasing with decreasing distance to the conductor, by gradually adding a phosphorus-containing component in a plating solution during the second palladium plating step.

US Pat. No. 10,392,703

PLASMA CVD APPARATUS

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A plasma CVD apparatus, comprising:a chamber forming a plasma space; and
a power introduction terminal arranged in a terminal insertion hole that extends through a wall of the chamber, wherein:
the power introduction terminal includes an insulating member having a through hole and an electrical conductor inserted in the through hole;
a first end of the electrical conductor is arranged in the chamber and the other end of the electrical conductor is electrically connected to a power source that supplies power into the chamber;
the through includes a large-diameter through hole and a small-diameter through hole;
a gap between an inner peripheral surface of the large-diameter through hole of the insulating member and the electrical conductor is less than 2 mm;
the electrical conductor includes a projected part that is provided so as to be projected from a surface of the electrical conductor, the projected part being in contact with the inner peripheral surface of the large-diameter through hole of the insulating member;
the inner peripheral surface of the large-diameter through hole of the insulating member is provided with a recessed part that is formed by recessing part of the inner peripheral surface of the large-diameter through hole; and
in a portion at which the projected part and the inner peripheral surface of the large-diameter through hole of the insulating member are in contact with each other, a contact point between the projected part formed inside the chamber and the insulating member is located in the recessed part such that the contact point is not in line-of-sight with a top surface of the insulating member, a distance from one end of the insulating member, said one end of the insulating member being arranged in the plasma space inside the chamber, to the contact point being greater than 10 mm.

US Pat. No. 10,392,699

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING STRUCTURE HAVING RECESSED PATTERN, RESIN COMPOSITION, METHOD FOR FORMING ELECTROCONDUCTIVE FILM, ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

JSR CORPORATION, Minato-...

1. A method of producing a structure having a recessed pattern, the method comprising (i) and (ii):(i) forming a coating film on a non-flat surface of a structure using a resin composition which comprises an acid-dissociable group-containing polymer and an acid generator; and
(ii) forming a recess by subjecting a prescribed part of a portion of said coating film to irradiation with radiation,
wherein:
the obtained recessed pattern has a film thickness that is thinner by 5% to less than 90% with respect to a thickness of the coating film obtained in (i); and
the acid-dissociable group comprises a fluorine atom.

US Pat. No. 10,392,698

FILM FORMING METHOD, FILM FORMING SYSTEM AND SURFACE PROCESSING METHOD

TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED, ...

1. A film forming method of forming a metal-containing film on a base film of a processing target object having a silicon or SiO2 film as the base film by ALD or CVD, the film forming method comprising:performing a surface processing of accelerating formation of a group containing OH on a surface of the base film of the processing target object by bringing a fluid containing O and H into contact with the surface of the base film; and
performing a film forming processing of forming the metal-containing film on the base film, on which the surface processing is performed, by the ALD or the CVD with a film forming source material which reacts with the group containing OH.

US Pat. No. 10,392,696

CHEMICAL VAPOUR INFILTRATION APPARATUS HAVING A HIGH LOADING CAPACITY

SAFRAN CERAMICS, Le Hail...

1. An installation for chemical vapor infiltration of porous preforms of three-dimensional shape, the installation comprising:a reaction chamber of parallelepiped shape, the side walls of the reaction chamber including a heater; and
a plurality of stacks of loader devices arranged in the reaction chamber, each loader device being in the form of an enclosure of parallelepiped shape provided with support elements for receiving porous preforms for infiltrating,
said enclosure comprising keying protrusions arranged on a top portion of the enclosure and keying orifices arranged in a bottom portion of the enclosure, said keying orifices being placed in positions on the bottom portion of the enclosure that do not correspond to the positions of the keying protrusions on the top portion of the enclosure, such that the keying protrusions do not share a common axis with the keying orifices, and
such that each loader device must be stacked in a position rotated by 180° relative to an underlying loader device, the keying orifices being for co-operating with the keying protrusions of another loader device when the devices are stacked.

US Pat. No. 10,392,695

SPUTTERING APPARATUS

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A sputtering apparatus comprising: a vacuum chamber in which a substrate and a plurality of rotatable target materials facing to the substrate are provided,wherein a distance between any adjacent two of the target materials is in a range from 160 mm to 220 mm;
the sputtering apparatus further comprises a plurality of gas aperture groups for injecting the process gas into inside of the vacuum chamber are provided in vertical columns between any adjacent two of the target materials, in which each of the plurality of gas aperture groups includes a plurality of gas apertures; and, the gas aperture groups, at initiating ends respectively, of two adjacent columns of gas apertures groups are spaced from a tip of the target material by different distances,
wherein tips of the plurality of rotatable target materials are disposed at a same level;
wherein the plurality of gas aperture groups comprise: a first gas aperture group that includes four gas apertures arranged in a diamond shape and respectively located in upper, lower, left and right corners of the diamond shape; or, a second gas aperture group that includes two gas apertures arranged in a diamond shape and respectively located in left and right corner of the diamond shape; a plurality of regions are included between two, adjacent to each other, of the target materials and an area where no gas aperture is provided is included between two of the gas aperture groups, such that the gas aperture groups are separated from one another along a direction in which the target materials extend.

US Pat. No. 10,392,693

LAMINATE STRUCTURE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

1. A laminate structure consisting of a cylindrical indium target and a backing tube, wherein the cylindrical indium target consists of indium and wherein the cylindrical indium target is cast directly onto the backing tube, and the cylindrical indium target and the backing tube are adjacent and form an indium-backing tube interface and wherein a defect area ratio at the indium-backing tube interface is between 0.05% and 5.0% and the indium-backing tube interface has internal defects having a diameter of 1 mm or more with a number less than 0.10 pieces/cm3.

US Pat. No. 10,392,692

CRUCIBLE FOR OLED EVAPORATION SOURCE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A crucible for OLED evaporation source, comprising a body and an inner plate provided on the body, wherein a bottom of the body is gradually enlarged from down to up in a cross section perpendicular to a length direction of the body,wherein the inner plate is designed to have a shape matched with the shape of the bottom of the body in the cross section,
wherein holes arranged in a predefined arrangement are provided in the inner plate so that material to be evaporated in the crucible is evaporated and deposited onto a substrate of OLED device disposed on or above the crucible, through the holes,
wherein in a coordinate system which is established by setting a length direction of the body as X-axis, a width direction of the body as Y-axis and a height direction of the body as Z-axis, the projections of the holes in the inner plate onto XY plane are evenly distributed, and
wherein among the projections onto the XY plane, there are multiple rows of holes which are spaced apart from each other by a first interval in the Y-axis direction, a plurality of holes in each of the rows extend in the X-axis direction and two adjacent holes of the plurality of holes in each of the rows are spaced apart from each other by a second interval, the first interval being equal to the second interval.

US Pat. No. 10,392,689

HEAT TREATABLE COATED ARTICLE HAVING ZIRCONIUM NITRIDE AND ITO BASED IR REFLECTING LAYERS

GUARDIAN GLASS, LLC, Aub...

1. A coated article including a coating supported by a glass substrate, the coating comprising:a first dielectric layer comprising silicon nitride on the glass substrate;
a first infrared (IR) reflecting layer comprising ITO on the glass substrate, wherein the first dielectric layer comprising silicon nitride is located between at least the glass substrate and the first IR reflecting layer comprising ITO;
a second dielectric layer comprising silicon nitride on the glass substrate over at least the first IR reflecting layer comprising ITO;
a second layer IR reflecting layer comprising a nitride of zirconium on the glass substrate over at least the first and second dielectric layers comprising silicon nitride, so that the second dielectric layer comprising silicon nitride is located between at least the first IR reflecting layer comprising ITO and the second IR reflecting layer comprising the nitride of zirconium;
a third dielectric layer comprising silicon nitride on the glass substrate over at least the second IR reflecting layer comprising the nitride of zirconium;
wherein the first IR reflecting layer comprising ITO is from 300-800 A thick, and the second IR reflecting layer comprising the nitride of zirconium is from 130-300 A thick;
wherein the coating contains no IR reflecting layer based on silver, and contains only two IR reflecting layers;
wherein the coating has a normal emittance (En) value of no greater than 0.30; and
wherein the coated article has: a visible transmission from about 15-80%, a film side visible reflectance no greater than 15%, an SHGC value of no greater than 0.45, a glass side reflective a* value of from ?14.0 to +1.6, and a light-to-solar gain ratio (LSG) of at least 1.10.

US Pat. No. 10,392,688

FILM FORMING APPARATUS

Tokyo Electron Limited, ...

1. A film forming apparatus, comprising:a chamber main body defining a chamber;
a slit plate configured to partition the chamber into a first space and a second space below the first space, the slit plate having a slit penetrating therethrough;
a holder configured to hold a target in the first space;
a stage configured to support a substrate to be processed by the film forming apparatus, wherein the stage is movable along a path in a first horizontal direction which is perpendicular to a longitudinal direction of the slit and the path is disposed in a moving area including an area directly below the slit;
a moving mechanism configured to move the stage along the path,
wherein the stage comprises one or more protruding portions configured to suppress scattering of particles from the target to another area other than the moving area in the second space through the slit, the one or more protruding portions comprise a first protruding portion which linearly extends to the first horizontal direction so as to provide at least one of a upwardly bent portion and a downwardly bent portion along at least a portion of the path provided between said moving area and said another area in the second space; and
a wall member coupled to the slit plate to define said moving area and provided between said moving area and said another area in the second space,
wherein the wall member has a portion providing a first recess into which the first protruding portion is inserted.

US Pat. No. 10,392,685

COMPOSITE METAL ALLOY MATERIAL

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVER...

1. An alloy composite material comprising:an aluminum alloy layer; and
a thermal spray alloy layer of 30 to 40% Mn, 1 to 6% Al, 47 to 76% Fe and 3-5% Cr by weight selected to not exceed 100% by weight, being absent of a ferritic phase, and in overlaying contact with the aluminum alloy layer.

US Pat. No. 10,392,681

HIGH-ELASTICITY ALUMINUM ALLOY AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A aluminum alloy, comprising: titanium (Ti) and boron (B), silicon (Si) and carbon (C),wherein the aluminum alloy consists essentially of: titanium (Ti) in an amount of about 4 to 6 wt %; boron (B) in an amount of about 0.5 to 1.5 wt %; silicon (Si) in an amount of about 10 to 12 w %; carbon (C) in an amount of about 0.3 to about 0.5 wt %; a balance of aluminum; and inevitable impurities, wherein the aluminum alloy includes carbide in an internal tissue thereof,
wherein the aluminum alloy includes Al3Ti less than the carbide on a basis of weight %.

US Pat. No. 10,392,676

HEAT TREATMENT DEVICE AND COOLING DEVICE

IHI CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A heat treatment device, comprising:a heating device that heats a treatment object;
a cooling device including a cooling room that accommodates the treatment object heated by the heating device and into which a vaporizable cooling liquid used for cooling the treatment object is supplied, the cooling room being configured to maintain a vacuum state therein;
a pressurized gas supplier that supplies pressurized gas into the cooling room;
a pressure relief valve that communicates internal and external areas of the cooling room with each other to make the cooling room open to the atmosphere when the pressure relief valve is opened;
a pressure sensor that measures a pressure inside the cooling room; and
a controller that controls the pressure relief valve such that the pressure relief valve is opened when a measurement result of the pressure sensor is higher than or equal to a threshold value set to a value lower than that of atmospheric pressure;
wherein the cooling device is configured such that at least one stop period of supply of the cooling liquid into the cooling room is provided during cooling for the treatment object.

US Pat. No. 10,392,666

NON-INVASIVE DETERMINATION OF METHYLOME OF TUMOR FROM PLASMA

The Chinese University of...

1. A method of analyzing a biological sample of an organism, the biological sample including DNA molecules originating from normal cells and potentially from cells associated with cancer, wherein at least some of the DNA molecules are cell-free in the biological sample, the method comprising:performing a methylation-aware assay on each of a plurality of the cell-free DNA molecules from the biological sample, wherein the methylation-aware assay comprises massively parallel sequencing;
analyzing the plurality of cell-free DNA molecules from the biological sample, wherein analyzing each of the plurality of cell-free DNA molecules includes:
determining a location of the cell-free DNA molecule in a genome of the organism using the methylation-aware assay; and
determining whether the cell-free DNA molecule is methylated at one or more sites on the cell-free DNA molecule using the methylation-aware assay, the one or more sites of each of the plurality of cell-free DNA molecules providing a plurality of sites;
for each of the plurality of sites:
individually counting, by a computer system, a respective number of the plurality of cell-free DNA molecules that are methylated at the site;
calculating, by the computer system, a first methylation level using the respective number of cell-free DNA molecules methylated at each of the plurality of sites;
comparing the first methylation level to a first cutoff value; and
determining a first classification of a level of cancer based on the comparison.

US Pat. No. 10,392,652

MICRO RNA DETECTION METHOD USING TWO PRIMERS TO PRODUCE AN AMPLIFIED DOUBLE STRANDED DNA FRAGMENT HAVING A SINGLE STRANDED REGION AT ONE END

KANEKA CORPORATION, Osak...

1. A micro RNA detection method, comprising the following steps (a) to (d):(a) adding a poly(A) sequence of three or more bases to a target micro RNA;
(b) carrying out a reverse transcription reaction using the target micro RNA as a template and a reverse transcription primer having, on its 5?-end side, a sequence non-complementary to the target micro RNA to produce a reverse transcription product longer than the target micro RNA;
(c) carrying out a nucleic acid amplification reaction using the reverse transcription product as a template and two primers, wherein at least one of the primers contains a polymerase reaction inhibitory region, to produce an amplified double-stranded DNA fragment having a single-stranded region at least at one end; and
(d) hybridizing the single-stranded region of the amplified double-stranded DNA fragment to an oligonucleotide probe immobilized on a solid phase,
wherein one of the two primers used in step (c) comprises
a region comprising a nucleotide sequence that is complementary to the nucleotide sequence of the 3?-end of the reverse transcription product, and
a tag region comprising a nucleotide sequence that is complementary to the oligonucleotide probe immobilized on the solid phase.

US Pat. No. 10,392,648

AIRBORNE MICROBIAL MEASUREMENT APPARATUS AND MEASUREMENT METHOD

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. An airborne microbial measurement apparatus comprising:a particle separation device comprising a main body having a flow space in which airborne microorganism flows and a collection unit separably coupled to the main body to collect the airborne microorganism;
a reagent container including a container body having an opened upper portion, the container body being configured to store a lysis reagent reacting with the airborne microorganism collected in the collection unit and a luminous material are stored; and
a luminescence measurement device for measuring intensity of light emitted after the airborne microorganism reacts with the lysis reagent and the luminous material, wherein:
the collection unit includes a collection body having an inflow hole into which air containing the airborne microorganism is introduced, an electric charge part disposed at a side of the inflow hole to electrically charge the airborne microorganism and a collection rod disposed in the flow space and extended longitudinally to collect the charged airborne microorganism by the electric charge part, and
the lysis reagent is disposed at an upper side of the luminous material in the container body, and
when the collection rod is disposed inside the container body through the opened upper portion, the airborne microorganism of the collection rod first reacts with the lysis reagent to lyse the cells and to allow ATP to be extracted, and then the extracted ATP reacts with the luminous material to emit the light.

US Pat. No. 10,392,641

ENZYMATICALLY PRODUCED CELLULOSE

E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AN...

1. An isolated composition comprising:(i) insoluble cellulose having a weight-average degree of polymerization (DPw) of at least 15, and
(ii) a cellodextrin phosphorylase enzyme comprising an amino acid sequence that is at least 90% identical to SEQ ID NO:2 or SEQ ID NO:6.

US Pat. No. 10,392,635

PRODUCTION OF TETRAHYDROCANNABINOLIC ACID IN YEAST

Librede Inc., Sherman Oa...

1. A method for making tetrahydrocannabinolic acid, the method comprising:transforming S. cerevisiae with a first nucleotide sequence comprising the nucleotide SEQ. ID. NO. 9 or 2 expressing an acyl-activating enzyme and expressing a mutant prenyltransferase;
transforming the S. cerevisiae with a second nucleotide sequence comprising the nucleotide SEQ. ID. NO. 5 or 10 expressing olivetolic synthase and expressing olivetolic acid cyclase; and
transforming the S. cerevisiae with a third nucleotide sequence comprising the nucleotide sequence SEQ. ID. NO. 3 expressing aromatic prenyltransferase and expressing tetrahydrocannabinolic acid synthase.

US Pat. No. 10,392,622

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR SELF-REGULATED INDUCIBLE GENE EXPRESSION

The Trustees of the Unive...

1. A self-regulating inducible gene expression construct comprising in operative association,(a) a single promoter controlling expression of a tetracycline bacterial repressor sequence (tetR) and a transgene;
(b) one or more operator sequences responsive to the expressed repressor protein;
(c) the tetR bacterial repressor gene sequence, said repressor sequence capable of interacting with a first inducer molecule and thereby initiating transcription by the promoter;
(d) a 2A sequence;
(e) a selected the transgene sequence, which is separated from the repressor sequence by the 2A sequence;
(f) a ribozyme in association with an aptamer sequence, said aptamer sequence capable of interacting with a second inducer molecule to terminate mRNA degradation by the ribozyme, said ribozyme located upstream of a polyadenylation sequence;
(g) the polyadenylation sequence; and
(h) a 5? AAV ITR and a 3? AAV ITR flanking components (a) through (g);
wherein when operative in a cell, in the absence of the first and second inducer molecules the combined operation of the repressor and ribozyme reduces transcription of the transgene and degrades any mRNA produced by basal levels of transcription, and in the presence of the first inducer and second inducer molecules, transcription of the transgene is increased.

US Pat. No. 10,392,598

METHODS OF MEASURING CELL PURITY FOR MAKING QUALITY CONTROL DETERMINATIONS AND RELATED COMPOSITIONS

Emory University, Atlant...

1. A method of detecting human pluripotent stem cells in a sample comprising:mixing a sample comprising cells suspected of containing human pluripotent stem cells with nanoparticles, wherein the nanoparticles comprise:
a) a gold or silver core;
b) a Raman reporter molecule next to the surface of the gold or silver core;
c) a layer of thiol polyethylene glycol encapsulating the Raman reporter molecule; and
d) a specific binding agent capable of selectively binding with a target cell surface marker of human pluripotent stem cells;
wherein the mixing is done under conditions such that the specific binding agent binds target cell surface marker providing nanoparticles bound to human pluripotent stem cells;
manipulating the sample under conditions such that nanoparticles not bound to human pluripotent stem cells are separated from the sample providing a purified sample;
exposing the purified sample to electromagnetic radiation providing scattering associated with the Raman reporter molecule;
detecting an intensity of scattering associated with the Raman reporter molecule being exposed to the electromagnetic radiation indicating that the human pluripotent stem cells are in the sample;
quantifying the number of human pluripotent stem cells in the sample based on the intensity of scattering;
and wherein the number of human pluripotent stem cells in the sample is quantified to be less than 0.01 percent of the total cells in the sample.

US Pat. No. 10,392,594

NANOCOMPOSITE SCAFFOLD FOR THE IN VITRO ISOLATION OF CELLS

Renssealer Polytechnic In...

1. A cell culture apparatus for cell-type specific separation of a mixed population of cells, comprising:a substrate comprising a surface of aligned fibers;
one or more areas of the substrate comprising a protein layer in contact with the aligned fibers, wherein a first area includes a first protein layer including a first protein that encourages cancer cell migration, and wherein a second area includes a second protein layer including a second protein that encourages fibroblast migration; and
one or more chemoattractants disposed on at least one of the one or more areas of the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,392,592

MICROFLUIDIC SCREENING SYSTEM

University of Macau, Mac...

1. A microfluidic device, comprising:an incubation layer, the incubation layer including:
at least one dock, each of the at least one dock defines a stepped tank comprising an upper tank and a lower tank, an inflow channel in fluid communication with the stepped tank for supplying a fluid to the stepped tank, and an outflow channel in fluid communication with the stepped tank for draining the fluid from the stepped tank,
wherein the geometry of the upper tank is configured to allow culturing of a fish larva therein, and
wherein the geometry of the lower tank is configured to reversibly receive the fish larva from the upper tank and to dock the fish larva at a controlled orientation for imaging or observation.

US Pat. No. 10,392,587

REDUCED MISTING ALKALINE AND NEUTRAL CLEANING, SANITIZING, AND DISINFECTING COMPOSITIONS VIA THE USE OF HIGH MOLECULAR WEIGHT WATER-IN-OIL EMULSION POLYMERS

Ecolab USA Inc., Saint P...

1. A sprayable alkaline or neutral cleaning composition with reduced misting comprising:(a) an effective cleaning amount of an alkalinity source and/or oxidizing source;
(b) from about 0.0001 wt-% to about 1 wt-% of a high molecular weight inverse emulsion polymer;
(c) at least one surfactant; and
(d) water;
wherein the alkaline or neutral composition reduces the formation of airborne aerosol particles having a micron size of less than about 10 when sprayed, and a use solution of the composition has a shear viscosity from about 1 to about 1000 cPs, and wherein the high molecular weight inverse emulsion polymer does not increase the shear viscosity of the composition more than about 10%.

US Pat. No. 10,392,582

PARTICULATE LAUNDRY SOFTENING WASH ADDITIVE

1. A composition comprising a plurality of particles, said particles comprising:about 25% to about 94% by weight a water soluble carrier, wherein said water soluble carrier further comprises a material selected from the group consisting of sodium acetate, sodium bicarbonate, sodium chloride, sodium silicate, polypropylene glycol polyoxoalkylene, polyethylene glycol fatty acid ester, polyethylene glycol ether, sodium sulfate, starch, and mixtures thereof;
about 10% to about 40% by weight a quaternary ammonium compound, wherein said quaternary ammonium compound is an ester quaternary ammonium compound; and
about 1% to about 5% by weight a cationic polymer, wherein said cationic polymer is a cationic polysaccharide;
wherein each of said particles has a mass from about 1 mg to about 1 g;
wherein a melt of said composition has a viscosity from about 1 Pa-s to about 10 Pa-s at 65° C.; and
wherein said particles further comprise from about 1% to about 40% by weight fatty acid.

US Pat. No. 10,392,579

PHOTOLABILE PRO-FRAGRANCES

1. A compound corresponding to formula (III):
wherein
R1 is a linear or branched, substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group having from 6 to 16 C atoms; and
R11 represents a hydrocarbon group having at least 5 C atoms, and having in particular a cyclic hydrocarbon group.

US Pat. No. 10,392,578

EXTRACTION OF LIPID FROM CELLS AND PRODUCTS THEREFROM

DSM IP Assets B.V., TE H...

1. An extracted microbial lipid comprising a triglyceride fraction of at least 70% by weight of the lipid fraction, wherein the docosahexaenoic acid content of the triglyceride fraction is at least 50% by weight, wherein the docosapentaenoic acid n-6 content of the triglyceride fraction is from at least 0.5% by weight to 6% by weight, and wherein the oil has an anisidine value of 0.5 to 26, and wherein the lipid has less than 5% by weight of an organic solvent.

US Pat. No. 10,392,575

LIGNITE DRYING WITH CLOSED LOOP HEAT PUMP

General Electric Company,...

1. A dryer system for drying lignite coal for use in a power plant, the system comprising:a dryer, adapted to dry lignite coal, having:
an inlet line for direction lignite coal into the dryer;
a first outlet line for removing dried lignite coal from the dryer; and
a second outlet line for removing vapour from the dryer,
a closed loop heat pump circuit, configured and arranged to provide heat energy to the dryer, comprising:
a first working fluid;
a dryer heat exchanger in the dryer;
an expansion device fluidly connected and downstream of the dryer heat exchanger;
an evaporator heat exchanger fluidly connected to and downstream of the expansion device and further connected to the second outline line so as to enable heat energy transfer from the vapour of the second outlet line to the first working fluid; and
a compressor, fluidly connected to and downstream of the evaporator heat exchanger and at an upstream end of the dryer heat exchanger, for compressing the first working fluid; and
a pre-heater connected to the inlet line so as to enable preheating of the lignite coal before entry into the dryer, wherein the pre-heater is connected to the second outlet line downstream of the evaporator heat exchanger so as to enable the use of a remaining heat of the vapour and/or vapour condensate exiting the evaporator heat exchanger thereby preheating of the lignite coal before entry into the dryer.

US Pat. No. 10,392,574

CHARGE CARBON BRIQUETTE FOR ELECTRIC ARC STEELMAKING FURNACE

1. A non-homogeneous material composition comprising between 45 and 96 weight percent of a carbon-containing material, between 2 and 30 weight percent of calcium oxide and magnesium oxide, and between 2 and 25 weight percent of a binder material; and comprising an external surface layer of calcium magnesium silicon oxide surrounding a volume of the material composition.

US Pat. No. 10,392,572

STANDPIPE-FLUID BED HYBRID SYSTEM FOR CHAR COLLECTION, TRANSPORT, AND FLOW CONTROL

Lummus Technology Inc., ...

1. A process for recycling char to a gasification reactor, the process comprising:separating a gasification reactor effluent comprising char and syngas to produce a solids stream comprising the char and a vapor stream comprising the syngas;
feeding the char in the solids stream to a single standpipe and accumulating an amount of char within the standpipe to generate a pressure differential via the weight of the accumulated char;
recycling the char to the gasification reactor;
measuring a flow rate of the char being recycled to the gasification reactor; and
adjusting a flow rate of at least one of steam, air, oxygen, or oxygen-enriched air being fed to the gasification reactor based upon the measured flow rate of the char being recycled to the gasification reactor.

US Pat. No. 10,392,567

CATALYSTS AND METHODS FOR CONVERTING BIOMASS TO LIQUID FUELS

Alliance for Sustainable ...

1. A method comprising:contacting an oxygenated compound and hydrogen (H2) with a solid catalyst, wherein:
the solid catalyst comprises a metal carbide comprising a transition metal and a hydrogen-activating site,
the hydrogen-activating site has a concentration between 8 ?mol/g and 132 ?mol/g, and
the contacting converts at least a portion of the oxygenated compound to a deoxygenated compound.

US Pat. No. 10,392,565

CONVERSION OF BIOMASS BY EFFICIENT BASE-CATALYZED DECARBOXYLATION REACTION

Savannah River Nuclear So...

1. A method for converting a biomass feedstock to a product comprising liquid hydrocarbons, the method comprising:combining a biomass feedstock, a base, and a solvent to form a reaction mixture;
heating the reaction mixture to a decarboxylation reaction temperature, forming a carbon dioxide byproduct and a product comprising liquid hydrocarbons through a decarboxylation reaction, and reacting the base with the carbon dioxide byproduct to form a carbonate through a carbonate formation reaction;
wherein the reaction mixture comprises excess base and over the course of the entire decarboxylation reaction and the entire carbonate formation reaction, the reaction mixture is not completely vaporized and the reaction mixture has a pH of greater than 14.

US Pat. No. 10,392,562

POLYMERIZABLE LIQUID CRYSTAL COMPOUNDS, POLYMERIZABLE LIQUID CRYSTAL COMPOSITIONS, LIQUID CRYSTALLINE POLYMERS, PHASE DIFFERENCE FILM AND DISPLAY DEVICE

JNC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A polymerizable liquid crystal compound, represented by formula (1):wherein, in formula (1),W1 is independently hydrogen, fluorine, alkyl having 1 to 5 carbons, alkenyl having 2 to 5 carbons or fluoroalkyl having 1 to 5 carbons,
A1 is independently 1,4-phenylene, 1,4-cyclohexylene or naphthalene-2,6-diyl, and in the rings, at least one hydrogen may be replaced by fluorine, chlorine, trifluoromethyl, alkyl having 1 to 5 carbons, alkoxy having 1 to 5 carbons, alkoxycarbonyl having 1 to 5 carbons or alkanoyl having 1 to 5 carbons,
Z1 is independently —CH2CH2—, —COO—, —OCO—, —CH2O—, —OCH2—, —OCH2CH2O—, —CH?CHCOO—, —OCOCH?CH—, —CH2CH2COO—, —OCOCH2CH2—, —CH2CH2OCO— or —COOCH2CH2—,
m and n are independently an integer from 0 to 7, with the provisio that m+n is greater than or equal to 3 and less than or equal to 8,
Y1 is independently a single bond, —O—, —COO—, —OCO— or —OCOO—,
Q1 is independently an single bond or alkylene having 1 to 20 carbons, and in the alkylene, at least one piece of —CH2— may be replaced by —O—, —COO—, —OCO—, —CH?CH— or —CH?CH—, and
PG is independently a functional group represented by any one of formula (PG-1) to formula (PG-9):
wherein, in formula (PG-1) to formula (PG-9), R1 is independently hydrogen, halogen, methyl, ethyl or trifluoromethyl.

US Pat. No. 10,392,561

BIMESOGENIC COMPOUNDS AND MESOGENIC MEDIA

Merck Patent GmbH, Darms...

1. A bimesogenic compound of formula I
wherein
R11 and R12 are each independently H, F, Cl, CN, NCS or a straight-chain or branched alkyl group with 1 to 25 C atoms, which are unsubstituted, mono- or polysubstituted by halogen or CN, in which one or more non-adjacent CH2 groups are optionally replaced, in each occurrence independently from one another, by —O, S, NH, N(CH3)—, —CO—, —COO—, —OCO—, —O—CO—O—, —S—CO—, —CO—S—, —CH?CH—, —CH?CF—, —CF?CF— or —C?C— in such a manner that oxygen atoms are not linked directly to one another, and
at least one of
R11 and R12 is an alkenyl group or an alkinyl group either straight-chain or branched, with 2 to 25 C atoms, which are unsubstituted, mono- or polysubstituted by halogen or CN, in which one or more non-adjacent CH2 groups are optionally replaced, in each occurrence independently from one another, by —O—, —S—, —NH—, —N(CH3)—, —CO—, —COO—, —OCO—, —O—CO—O—, —S—CO—, —CO—S—, —CH?CH—, —CH?CF—, —CF?CF— or —C?C— in such a manner that oxygen atoms are not linked directly to one another,
MG11 and MG12 are each independently a mesogenic group, and
at least one of
MG11 and MG12 comprises one or more 5-atomic and/or 6-atomic rings, in case of comprising two or more 5- and/or 6-atomic rings at least two of these are optionally linked by a 2-atomic linking group,
Sp1 is a spacer group comprising 1, 3 or 5 to 40 C atoms, wherein one or more non-adjacent and non-terminal CH2 groups are optionally replaced by —O, S, NH, N(CH3)—, —CO—, —O—CO—, —S—CO—, —O—COO—, —CO—S—, —CO—O—, —CH(halogen)-, —CH(CN)—, —CH?CH— or C?C in such a way that no two O-atoms are adjacent to one another, no two —CH?CH— groups are adjacent to each other and no two groups selected from the group consisting of —O—CO—, —S—CO—, —O—COO—, —CO—S—, —CO—O— and —CH?CH— are adjacent to each other,
X11 and X12 are independently from one another a linking group selected from the group consisting of —CO—O—, —O—CO—, —O—, —CH?CH—, —C?C—, —CF2—O—, —O—CF2—, —CF2—CF2, —CH2—O—, —O—CH2—, —CO—S—, —S—CO—, —CS—S—, —S—, and a single bond, and under the condition that in —X11—Sp1—X12— no two O atoms are adjacent to one another, no two —CH?CH— groups are adjacent to each other and no two groups selected from the group consisting of —O—CO—, —S—CO—, —O—COO—, —CO—S—, —CO—O— and —CH?CH— are adjacent to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,392,555

NANOPARTICLE DESIGN FOR ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY

International Business Ma...

1. A method for selecting a nanoparticle to support oil extraction in a subterranean formation comprising:determining one or more environmental conditions of the subterranean formation;
determining a set of nanoparticle parameters based on the one or more environmental conditions,
wherein a nanoparticle having one or more nanoparticle parameters from the set of nanoparticle parameters displaces a volume of water greater than another volume of oil at equilibrium at an oil-water interface under the one or more environmental conditions;
wherein the set of nanoparticle parameters comprise at least one of composition, size, or shape;
determining a subset of nanoparticle parameters selected from the initial set of nanoparticle parameters, wherein a nanoparticle having the subset of nanoparticle parameters conforms to a performance criteria, wherein the performance criteria comprises one or more of the following:
a contact angle between the nanoparticle and the oil-water interface of a spherical nanoparticle ranging from approximately 70 degrees to approximately 89 degrees,
a free energy profile of the nanoparticle at the oil-water interface indicating an oil in water emulsion,
a nanoparticle arrangement at the oil-water interface,
a nanoparticle diffusion coefficient at the oil-water interface,
a maximum emulsification rate of the oil in the water,
a maximum spreading force or a structural disjoining pressure for displacement of the oil from a solid surface, or
a formation of a wedge film at a three phase contact line at the oil, the water and a rock interface; and
selecting the nanoparticle having the subset of nanoparticle parameters.

US Pat. No. 10,392,552

WATER-BASED DRILLING FLUID FOR PROTECTING FRACTURED RESERVOIRS, AND PREPARATION METHOD AND USE THEREOF

CHINA UNIVERSITY OF PETRO...

1. A water-based drilling fluid comprising: a tackifier, a filtrate reducer, a reservoir protectant composition, and water,wherein, the reservoir protectant composition comprises a polymer elastic granule and both of a synthetic fiber and a film former,
wherein, the polymer elastic granule is prepared from an intermediate product, an alkali, a salt, and water and, based on 100 pbw of the polymer elastic granule, the dose of the intermediate product is 5-40 pbw, the dose of the alkali is 1-10 pbw, and the dose of the salt is 1-12 pbw,
wherein, the intermediate product is prepared from raw materials including acrylamide, a cationic monomer, a cross-linker, an initiator, a toughener, and water and, based on 100 pbw of the raw materials, the dose of the acrylamide is 8-30 pbw, the dose of the cationic monomer is 1-10 pbw, the dose of the cross-linker is 0.01-0.5 pbw, the dose of the initiator is 0.01-0.1 pbw, and the dose of the toughener is 5-25 pbw.

US Pat. No. 10,392,549

DATE TREE TRUNK-BASED FIBROUS LOSS CIRCULATION MATERIALS

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A method to control lost circulation in a lost circulation zone in a wellbore, comprising:introducing an altered drilling fluid into the wellbore such that the altered drilling fluid contacts the lost circulation zone and reduces a rate of lost circulation into the lost circulation zone, where the altered drilling fluid comprises a drilling fluid and a lost circulation material (LCM), wherein the LCM comprises a plurality of date tree trunk fibers produced from date tree trunks, wherein the drilling fluid comprises a gel-polymer mud or a volcanic ash-based mud.

US Pat. No. 10,392,538

ADHESIVE COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING A SILSESQUIOXANE POLYMER CROSSLINKER, ARTICLES AND METHODS

3M Innovative Properties ...

1. A pressure sensitive adhesive composition comprising:at least one low glass transition temperature (Tg) (meth)acrylic polymer having a Tg no greater than 10° C.,
a free-radical initiator; and
at least one silsesquioxane (SSQ) polymer crosslinker comprising a plurality of ethylenically unsaturated groups independently selected from vinyl ether and alkenyl.

US Pat. No. 10,392,536

PRESSURE-SENSITIVE ADHESIVE COMPOSITION, PRESSURE-SENSITIVE ADHESIVE FILM, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING ORGANIC ELECTRONIC DEVICE USING THE SAME

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

1. A pressure-sensitive adhesive composition, comprising:an encapsulating resin which is a copolymer of a diene and an olefin-based compound having one carbon-carbon double bond, wherein the encapsulating resin has a weight average molecular weight (Mw) of 100,000 to 2,000,000;
a tackifier;
a multifunctional active energy ray-polymerizable compound which is included at 5 to 18 parts by weight relative to 100 parts by weight of the encapsulating resin; and
a silane compound satisfying Formula 1,
wherein the pressure-sensitive adhesive composition has a gel content represented by Equation 1 of 50% or more, and
wherein the multifunctional active energy ray-polymerizable compound forms a crosslinking structure with the silane compound satisfying Formula 1, and the crosslinking structure forms a semi-interpenetrating polymer network with the encapsulating resin:

wherein R1 is hydrogen or an alkyl group, R2 and R3 are each independently hydrogen, or a linear, branched, or cyclic alkyl group, or R2 is linked with R3, thereby forming a cyclic alkyl group, R4, R5, and R6 are each independently hydrogen, an alkyl group, or an alkoxy group, at least one of R4, R5, and R6 is an alkoxy group, and n is an integer of 1 or more,
Gel content (%)=B/A×100  [Equation 1]
wherein A is a mass of the pressure-sensitive adhesive composition, and B is a dry mass of an insoluble content of the pressure-sensitive adhesive composition remaining after being dipped in toluene at 60° C. for 24 hours and filtered through a 200-mesh filter (pore size of 200 ?m).

US Pat. No. 10,392,520

CARBON NANOTUBE COMPOSITE FILM AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAID COMPOSITE FILM

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADV...

1. A carbon nanotube composite film comprising:a particle of an inorganic semiconductor; and
a carbon nanotubes network,
wherein the particle of the inorganic semiconductor serves as a node between a plurality of the carbon nanotubes,
wherein the inorganic semiconductor is a metal halide having a melting point of lower than 1000° C.,
wherein the metal halide is at least one selected from a group consisting of copper chloride (CuCl), copper bromide (CuBr), copper iodide (Cue and iron chloride (FeCl2),
wherein an optical transmittance of the carbon composite film is in a range of 50% to 98%,
wherein a thickness of the carbon nanotube composite film is in a range of 1 to 1000 nm, and
wherein a sheet resistance of the carbon nanotube composite film is in a range of 1 to 1000 ?/square.

US Pat. No. 10,392,518

PASTE MATERIAL, WIRING MEMBER FORMED FROM THE PASTE MATERIAL, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE INCLUDING THE WIRING MEMBER

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A paste material comprising:a plurality of liquid metal particles that are liquid at 25° C.;
a polymer binder mixed with the plurality of liquid metal particles; and
a plurality of nanofillers mixed with the plurality of liquid metal particles and the polymer binder and each having an aspect ratio equal to or greater than 3,
wherein a weight percent of the plurality of liquid metal particles is greater than a weight percent of the polymer binder and is greater than a weight percent of the plurality of nanofillers.

US Pat. No. 10,392,517

OPTICAL ARTICLE COMPRISING AN ELECTRICALLY CONDUCTIVE LAYER, AND PRODUCTION METHOD

ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL, C...

1. A curable antistatic primer composition comprising:at least one polyalkylene oxide polymer;
at least a lithium salt; and
at least an amorphizer comprising at least a dendritic polymer wherein the composition is further defined as having a weight ratio of (dry extract of said dendritic polymer)/(dry extract of said polyalkylene oxide polymer) ranging from 0.05 to 1.5.

US Pat. No. 10,392,506

POLYCARBONATE COMPOSITIONS FOR GALVANIC APPLICATIONS HAVING A HIGH REQUIREMENT FOR HEAT DISTORTION POINT

Covestro Deutschland AG, ...

1. An article consisting of a plastics carrier and a multi-ply metal layer applied via a galvanizing process, wherein the plastics carrier is produced from a composition consisting ofA) 70 to 90 parts by weight of at least one polycarbonate,
B) 10 to 30 parts by weight of at least one graft polymer comprising a diene-containing elastomeric particulate graft base and a vinyl (co)polymer sheath,
C) 0 to 15 parts by weight of at least one additive,
wherein the sum of the parts by weight of components A) and B) in the composition is normalized to 100,
(i) characterized in that the rubber content from component B in the composition is at least 6 wt %,
(ii) characterized in that the ratio K/S of the weight fractions of diene-containing elastomeric particulate graft base from component B) in the composition (?K) to the sum of free vinyl (co)polymer from component B) and any free vinyl (co)polymer from component C) in the composition (?S) is at least 1.5,
(iii) characterized in that component A) comprises at least one monomer unit selected from the group consisting of monomer units described by general formula (2)

 in which
R4 represents H, linear or branched C1-C10 alkyl, and
R5 represents linear or branched C1-C10 alkyl, and at least one monomer unit derived from 1,1-bis(4-hydroxyphenyl)-3,3?,5-trimethylcyclohexane,
(iv) characterized in that the proportion (Acyc) of monomer units derived from bis(4-hydroxyphenyl) compounds and bridged via the 1,1?-position of a cyclic hydrocarbon optionally substituted with heteroatoms based on the sum of all monomer units derived from bisphenols in component A) is in the range from 5 to 40 wt % and
(v) characterized in that component A) has a relative solution viscosity of 1.20 to 1.28 determined according to DIN 51562 in methylene chloride.

US Pat. No. 10,392,503

POLYMER BLEND IN GRANULAR FORM AND PROCESS FOR MAKING SAME

Rohm and Haas Company, P...

1. A polymer blend comprising:(i) one or more first polymers each independently having a weight-average molecular weight of 35,000 to 100,000 g/mol and each independently comprising polymerized units of
(a) 22 to 80 wt % of one or more monoethylenically unsaturated C3-C6 carboxylic acid monomers, and
(b) 20 to 78 wt % of one or more C1-C12 alkyl (meth)acrylate monomers,
wherein at least one of the one or more first polymer comprises polymerized units of:
55 to 80 wt % of methacrylic acid units,
10 to 35 wt % of ethyl acrylate units, and
10 to 35 wt % of butyl acrylate units; and
(ii) one or more second polymers each independently having a weight-average molecular weight of between 2,000 to 35,000 g/mol and each independently comprising polymerized units of 50 to 100 wt % of one or more monoethylenically unsaturated C3-C6 carboxylic acid monomers,
wherein component (i) comprises from 1 wt % to 50 wt % based on the total weight of (i) and (ii), wherein the polymer blend is in granular form, and wherein one or more polymers of the polymer blend is at least partially neutralized.

US Pat. No. 10,392,491

HALOGENATED POLYMER COMPOSITE COMPOSITION, ITS MANUFACTURING PROCESS AND ITS USE

Arkema France, Colombes ...

1. A method for manufacturing a polymer composite composition which is a dry powder comprising less than 3 wt % humidity, having a bulk density of at least 0.7 g/cm3 and having a weight medium particle size D50 of between 30 microns and 600 microns, said method comprising the steps of:a) mixing of at least one halogen containing polymer wherein the halogen is chlorine and wherein the halogen containing polymer is a homo- or copolymer of vinylchloride, comprising at least 50 wt % of vinylchloride units, with at least one mineral filler which is calcium carbonate wherein the mineral filler presents from 0.1 wt % to about 90 wt % of the polymer composite comprising halogen containing polymer and mineral filler,
b) recovering of the mixture obtained in a) by spray drying, freeze drying, or coagulation,
c) drying the recovered mixture of step b)
wherein the halogen containing polymer and the mineral filler during mixing step a) are in form of a dispersion in aqueous phase.

US Pat. No. 10,392,485

HEAT-SHRINKABLE POLYESTER-BASED FILM AND PACKAGE

TOYOBO CO., LTD., Osaka ...

1. A heat-shrinkable polyester-based film comprising ethylene terephthalate units, constituent units derived at least one monomer which forms an amorphous component and constituent units derived from butanediol,wherein an amount of the constituent units derived at least one monomer which forms an amorphous component are 18 mol % or more and an amount of the constituent units derived from butanediol are 1 to 25 mol % based on 100 mol % of all polyester resin components,
wherein the heat-shrinkable polyester-based film satisfies the following requirements (1) to (3):
(1) the secondary shrinkage ratio of the film is 2% or more and 5% or less when the film is cooled to 25° C. from 100° C. after being primarily shrunk in a chamber kept at 100° C. beforehand;
(2) the hot-water heat shrinkage ratio of the film in the traverse direction is 10% or more and 30% or less when the film is dipped in hot water at 70° C. for 10 seconds after being aged under an atmosphere at 30° C. and 85% RH for 672 hours; and
(3) the reversing heat capacity difference before and after the glass transition temperature of the film is 0.12 J/g·° C. or more and 0.25 J/g·° C. or less when the reversing heat capacity difference is measured by temperature-modulated DSC.

US Pat. No. 10,392,484

CELLULOSE ACYLATE FILM, PRODUCTION METHOD OF CELLULOSE ACYLATE FILM, STACK, POLARIZING PLATE, AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A cellulose acylate film comprising cellulose acylate and a compound A which is represented by the following formula (J) which has a group represented by the following formula (G) and in which a value obtained by dividing a molecular weight of the compound by a number of the groups represented by formula (G) contained in the compound is 200 or less, wherein a content of the compound A is 15% by weight or more based on a content of the cellulose acylate, an iodine diffusion index X is less than 0.005 and an iodine diffusion index Y is 0.015 or more:Z-(-L12-L11-O-G)n1  Formula (J)
wherein
L11 represents an alkylene group,
L12 represents a single bond, any of —O—, —NR1—, —S— and —C(?O)— or a group formed by a combination of these groups, R1 represents a hydrogen atom or a substituent,
Z represents an n1-valent group,
n1 represents an integer of 2 to 6 and when plural L11 and L12 are present, plural L11 and L12 may be the same or different from each other, and
G represents the group represented by formula (G):

where in formula (G), * represents a connecting site;
the iodine diffusion index X is a value determined in the following manner:
the cellulose acylate film is immersed in an aqueous solution (a) containing 5.4 mg/L of potassium iodide and 0.36 mg/L of iodine at 60° C. for 30 minutes, absorbance D0 of the cellulose acylate film at a wavelength of 360 nm before the immersion in the aqueous solution (a) and absorbance DX of the cellulose acylate film at a wavelength of 360 nm after the immersion in the aqueous solution (a) are measured, and from the absorbance D0 and the absorbance DX, the iodine diffusion index X is calculated according to the following formula (1):
Iodine diffusion index X=(absorbance DX?absorbance D0)/ thickness (?m) of cellulose acylate film;  Formula (1)
the iodine diffusion index Y is a value determined in the following manner:
a sample in which an iodine blocking member is stacked on one side of the cellulose acylate film and a sample in which an iodine blocking member is stacked on an other side of the cellulose acylate film are prepared, each of the samples is immersed in the aqueous solution (a) at 60° C. for 1 minute, the iodine blocking member is peeled off from the cellulose acylate film, absorbance of each of the cellulose acylate films at a wavelength of 360 nm is measured, and of the absorbances, the larger value is taken as absorbance DY and the iodine diffusion index Y is calculated according to the following formula (2):
Iodine diffusion index Y=absorbance DY?absorbance D0  Formula (2).

US Pat. No. 10,392,477

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING COAGULATED PARTICLES FROM LATEX PREPARED BY EMULSION POLYMERIZATION, AGGREGATES FROM LATEX PREPARED BY EMULSION POLYMERIZATION, AND COAGULATED PARTICLES FROM LATEX PREPARED BY EMULSION POLYMERIZATION

KANEKA CORPORATION, Osak...

1. A method for manufacturing coagulated particles from a latex prepared by emulsion polymerization, the method comprising:discharging the latex prepared by emulsion polymerization containing a thickener into a solution containing a coagulating agent, thereby coagulating the latex prepared by emulsion polymerization to form coagulated aggregates having an average size of from 0.1 to 5 cm3 in the solution containing a coagulating agent, and
crushing the coagulated aggregates to obtain the coagulated particles,
wherein the latex includes an amount of the thickener from 0.01 to 3.0 parts by weight, per 100 parts by weight of a polymer solid content of the latex prepared by emulsion polymerization, and
wherein the thickener is a nonionic water-soluble polymer.

US Pat. No. 10,392,470

POLYESTER NANOGEL CORE STAR POLYMERS FOR DELIVERY OF THERAPEUTIC AGENTS

International Business Ma...

1. A nanogel star polymer, comprising:a crosslinked hydrophobic polyester core C?; and
6 to 50 independent linear block copolymer arms, each of the arms comprising i) a hydrophilic PEG block P? comprising a poly(ethylene oxide) chain and ii) a hydrophobic polyester block P?, a first end unit of the polyester block linked to the PEG block, a second end unit of the polyester block linked to the core C?, wherein the polyester block P? comprises an ester repeat unit of structure

US Pat. No. 10,392,458

RESIN BLEND

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

1. A resin blend comprising:a first resin; and
a second resin that is an acrylic polymer having a difference in surface energy, melt viscosity or solubility parameter from the first resin,
wherein the first resin is a polymer of a monomer blend comprising: an alkyl (meth)acrylate containing an alkyl group having 1 to 14 carbon atoms; a monomer represented by Formula 1; and a monomer represented by Formula 3,
wherein the second resin is a polymer of a monomer blend comprising: 47 to 73 parts by weight of an alkyl (meth)acrylate containing an alkyl group having 1 to 14 carbon atoms; 20 to 30 parts by weight of a monomer represented by Formula 1; and 3 to 27 parts by weight of a monomer at least one selected from the group consisting of ?-butyrolactone (meth)acrylate, N-vinyl pyrrolidone, N-vinyl phthalimide, N-succinimidyl acrylate, norbonene lactone (meth)acrylate, hydroxyethyl (meth)acrylate, N-methylol acrylamide and N-phenyl acrylamide, wherein the second resin has a difference in surface energy of 0.1 to 35 mN/m at 25° C. from the first resin, and wherein the second resin has a difference in melt viscosity of 0.1 to 3,000 Pa*s from the first resin at a shear rate of 100 to 1,000 s?1 and a processing temperature of the resin blend:

wherein R1 represents hydrogen, or an alkyl group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms,
Ar represents a phenyl group,
R2 represents hydrogen, or —X—R6, where —X— represents —O—, or —OC(O)—, and R6 represents an alkyl group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms,
Y represents oxygen, or NR10, where R10 represents hydrogen, an alkyl group having 1 to 12 carbon atoms, or a cycloalkyl group having 3 to 8 carbon atoms.

US Pat. No. 10,392,451

LIGAND COMPOUND, ORGANIC CHROMIUM COMPOUND, CATALYST SYSTEM FOR OLEFIN OLIGOMERIZATION, AND METHOD FOR OLIGOMERIZING OLEFINS USING THE SAME THEREOF

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

1. A ligand compound containing at least one group represented by Chemical Formula 1 in a molecule:
wherein, in Chemical Formula 1,
* means that the group represented by Chemical Formula 1 is a radical,
A is boron (B), nitrogen (N), phosphorus (P) or antimony (Sb),
each X is independently phosphorus (P), arsenic (As), or antimony (Sb),
R1 to R4 are each independently an aryl group having 6 to 20 carbon atoms in which at least one substituent is substituted or bonded at the meta or para position of the aryl group, wherein the at least one substituent is selected from the group consisting of an alkyl group, an alkoxy group, an alkylsulfanyl group and an alkylsilyl group.

US Pat. No. 10,392,450

PROCESS FOR ADDING A CHAIN SHUTTLING AGENT

Dow Global Technologies L...

1. A process for the polymerization of one or more polymerizable C2 to C10 alpha-olefin monomers to form a block copolymer comprising two or more regions or segments of differentiated polymer composition or properties, the process comprising:(A) feeding a first mixture that includes a chain shuttling agent, a solvent, the one or more C2 to C10 alpha-olefin polymerizable monomers, and optionally hydrogen into a first reactor or reactor zone;
(B) feeding a second mixture that includes at least one olefin polymerization catalyst and at least one cocatalyst into the first reactor or reactor zone, the second mixture being separate from the first mixture prior to entering the first reactor or reactor zone;
(C) contacting the first mixture and the second mixture under polymerization conditions in the first reactor or reactor zone to form a reaction mixture that is characterized by the formation of polymer chains from the one or more polymerizable C2 to C10 alpha-olefin monomers;
(D) optionally providing the reaction mixture to a second reactor or reactor zone and optionally adding one or more additional solvents, polymerizable C2 to C10 alpha-olefin monomers, and/or catalysts; and
(E) allowing polymerization to occur in at least one of the first reactor or reactor zone and the second reactor or reactor zone to form polymer chains that are differentiated from the polymer chains formed in (C), such that the resultant polymer molecules comprise two or more chemically or physically distinguishable blocks,
wherein the first mixture has a flow rate in pounds per hour into the first reactor or reactor zone that is from 95 times to 1,000,000 times greater than the flow rate in pounds per hour of the second mixture into the first reactor or reactor zone.

US Pat. No. 10,392,449

POLYMERIZATION INITIATOR, MODIFIED CONJUGATED DIENE-BASED POLYMER, AND METHODS FOR PREPARING THEM

LG Chem, Ltd., (KR)

1. A polymerization initiator comprising a compound represented by the following Formula 1:
in Formula 1,
Cy is a cyclic saturated hydrocarbon group having from 5 to 8 carbon atoms, which is unsubstituted or substituted with an alkyl group having from 1 to 4 carbon atoms, and A1 and A2 are each independently a functional group represented by the following Formula 2:

in Formula 2,
R is a linear hydrocarbon group having from 1 to 20 carbon atoms, or a monocyclic or multicyclic saturated hydrocarbon group having from 3 to 20 carbon atoms, X is a divalent hydrocarbon group having from 1 to 5 carbon atoms, M is an alkali metal, and a is 0 or 1.

US Pat. No. 10,392,421

CYTOTOXIC PEPTIDES AND CONJUGATES THEREOF

Novartis AG, Basel (CH)

1. An immunoconjugate of Formula (III):wherein:Ab represents an antigen binding moiety;
L is selected from -L1 L2L3L4L5L6-, -L6L5L4L3L2L1-, -L1 L2L3L4L5-, -L5L4L3L2L1-, -L1L2L3L4-, -L4L3L2L1- -L1L2L3-, -L3 L2 L1-, -L1L2-, -L2L1- and -L1,
wherein
L1 is selected from —(CH2)m—, —C(?O)(CH2)m—, —C(?O)X1X2C(?O)(CH2)m—, —C(?O)X1X2C(?O)(CH2)mNR12C(?O)(CH2)m—, —C(?O)X1X2C(?O)(CH2)mX3(CH2)m—, —C(?O)X1X2C(?O)((CH2)mO)n(CH2)m—, —C(?O)X1X2C(?O)((CH2)mO)n(CH2)mNR12C(?O)(CH2)m—, —C(?O)X1X2C(?O)((CH2)mO)n(CH2)mNR12C(?O)(CH2)mX3(CH2)m—, —C(?O)X1X2C(?O)((CH2)mO)n(CH2)mX3(CH2)m—, —C(?O)X1X2C(?O)(CH2)mNR12C(?O)((CH2)mO)n(CH2)m—, —C(?O)X1X2C(?O)(CH2)mNR12C(?O)((CH2)mO)n(CH2)mX3(CH2)m—, —C(?O)X1X2(CH2)mX3(CH2)m—, —C(?O)X1X2((CH2)mO)n(CH2)m—, —C(?O)X1X2((CH2)mO)n(CH2)mNR12C(?O)(CH2)m—, —C(?O)X1X2((CH2)mO)n(CH2)mNR12C(?O)(CH2)mX3(CH2)m—, —C(?O)X1X2((CH2)mO)n(CH2)mX3(CH2)m—, —C(?O)X1X2(CH2)mNR12((CH2)mO)n(CH2)m—, —C(?O)X1X2C(?O)(CH2)mNR12((CH2)mO)n(CH2)mX3(CH2)m—, —(CH2)mNR12C(?O)(CH2)m—, —C(?O)((CH2)mO)n(CH2)m—, —(CH2)mS(?O)2((CH2)mOn(CH2)m—, —C(?O)(CH2)mNR12(CH2)m—, —C(?O)NR12(CH2)m—, —C(?O)NR12(CH2)mX3(CH2)m—, —C(?O)NH(CH2)mNR12C(?O)X2X2C(?O)(CH2)m—, —C(?O)X1C(?O)NR12(CH2)mNR12C(?O)(CH2)m—, —C(?O)X1C(?O)NR12(CH2)mX3(CH2)m—, —C(?O)NR12(CH2)mNR12C(?O)(CH2)m—, —C(?O)NR12(CH2)mNR12C(?O)(CH2)mX3(CH2)m—,

 —(CH2)mC(?O)NR12(CH2)mNR12C(?O)(CH2)m—, —(CH2)mC(?O)—, —(CH2)mC(?O)X2X1C(?O)—, —(CH2)mX3(CH2)mC(?O)X2X1C(?O)—, —(CH2)mC(?O)NR12(CH2)m—, —(CH2)mX3(CH2)mC(?O)NR12(CH2)m—, —(CH2)mNR12C(?O)(CH2)mX3(CH2)m—, —(CH2)m(O(CH2)m)nC(?O)—, —(CH2)m(O(CH2)m)nS(?O)2(CH2)m—, —(CH2)mNR12(CH2)mC(?O)—, —(CH2)mNR12C(?O)—, —(CH2)mC(?O)X2X1C(?O)NR12(CH2)mNHC(?O)—, —(CH2)mC(?O)NR12(CH2)mNR12C(?O)X1—, —(CH2)mC(?O)NR12(CH2)mNR12C(?O)—,

 -((CH2)mO)n(CH2)m—, —(CH2)m(O(CH2)m)n-, —(CH2)m(O(CH2)m)nX3(CH2)m—, —(CH2)mX3((CH2)mO)n(CH2)m—, —(CH2)mX3(CH2)mC(?O)—, —C(?O)(CH2)mX3(CH2)m—, —(CH2)mX3(CH2)m(O(CH2)m)nC(?O)—, —C(?O)((CH2)mO)n(CH2)mX3(CH2)m—, —(CH2)mC(?O)NR12(CH2)mC(?O)—, —C(?O)(CH2)mNR12C(?O)(CH2)m—, —C(?O)(CH2)mNR12C(?O)O(CH2)m—, —(CH2)mOC(?O)NR12(CH2)mC(?O)—, —S(?O)2(CH2)mNR12C(?O)O(CH2)m—, —(CH2)mOC(?O)NR12(CH2)mS(?O)2—, —(CH2)mC(?O)NR12(CH2)m(O(CH2)m)nC(?O)—, —C(?O)((CH2)mO)n(CH2)mNR12C(?O)(CH2)m—, —(CH2)mC(?O)NR12(CH2)mC(?O)NR12(CH2)m—, —(CH2)mNR12C(?O)(CH2)mNR12C(?O)(CH2)m—, —C(?O)NR12(CH2)mNR12C(?O)—, —(CH2)mS(CH2)m—, —NR12C(?O)(CH2)m—, —NR12C(?O)(CH2)mX3(CH2)m—, —(CH2)mX3(CH2)mC(?O)NR12—, —(CH2)mC(?O)NR12—, —(CH2)mNR12(CH2)m—, —(CH2)mX3(CH2)m—, —((CH2)mO)n(CH2)mX3(CH2)m—, —(CH2)mX3(CH2)m(O(CH2)m)n-, —NR12(CH2)m—, —NR12C(R12)2(CH2)m—, —(CH2)mC(R12)2NR12—, —(CH2)mC(?O)NR12(CH2)mNR12—, —NR12(CH2)mNR12C(?O)(CH2)m—, —NR12C(R12)2(CH2)mNR12C(?O)(CH2)m—, —(CH2)mC(?O)NR12(CH2)mC(R12)2NR12—, —NR12(CH2)mX3(CH2)m—, —NR12C(R12)2(CH2)mX3(CH2)m—, —(CH2)mX3(CH2)mC(R12)2NR12—, —NR12C(R12)2(CH2)mOC(?O)NR12(CH2)m—, —(CH2)mNR12C(?O)O(CH2)mC(R12)2NR12—, —NR12C(R12)2(CH2)mOC(?O)NR12(CH2)mX3(CH2)m—, —NR12(CH2)mO)n(CH2)mX3(CH2)m—, —(CH2)mX3(CH2)m(O(CH2)m)nNR12—, —NR12(CH2)mO)n(CH2)m—, —(CH2)m(O(CH2)m)nNR12—, —NR12(CH2)mO)n(CH2)m—, —(CH2)mX3(CH2)mNR12C(?O)O(CH2)mC(R12)2NR12—, —NR12C(R12)2(CH2)mOC(?O)NR12((CH2)mO)n(CH2)m—, —(CH2)m(O(CH2)m)nNR12C(?O)O(CH2)mC(R12)2NR12—, —NR12C(R12)2(CH2)mOC(?O)NR12((CH2)mO)n(CH2)mX3(CH2)m—, —(CH2)mX3(CH2)m(O(CH2)m)nNR12C(?O)O(CH2)mC(R12)2NR12—, —(CH2)mX3(CH2)mNR12—, —NR12((CH2)mO)n(CH2)mX3(CH2)m—, —(CH2)mX3(CH2)m(O(CH2)m)nNR12—, —(CH2)mNR12—, —NR12((CH2)mO)n(CH2)m—, —NR12((CH2)mO)n(CH2)mNR12C(?O)(CH2)m—, —(CH2)mC(?O)NR12(CH2)m(O(CH2)m)nNR12—, —(CH2)m(O(CH2)m)nNR12—, —(C(R12)2)m—, —(CH2CH2O)n—, —(OCH2CH2)n—, —(CH2)mO(CH2)m—, —S(?O)2(CH2)m—, —(CH2)mS(?O)2—, —S(?O)2(CH2)mNR12C(?O)(CH2)m—, —(CH2)mC(?O)NR12(CH2)mS(?O)2—, —S(?O)2(CH2)mX3(CH2)m—, —(CH2)mX3(CH2)mS(?O)2—, —(CH2)mX2X1C(?O)—, —C(?O)X2X1(CH2)m—, —(CH2)m(O(CH2)m)nC(?O)X2X1C(?O)—, —C(?O)X1X2C(?O)( (CH2)mO)n(CH2)m—, —(CH2)m(O(CH2)m)nX2X1C(?O)—, —(CH2)mX3(CH2)mX2X1C(?O)—, —C(?O)X2X1(CH2)mX3(CH2)m—, —(CH2)mX3(CH2)m(O(CH2)m)nX2X1C(?O)—, —(CH2)mX3(CH2)mC(?O)NR12(CH2)mNR12C(?O)—, —(CH2)mX3(CH2)mC(?O)NR12(CH2)mC(?O)—, —C(?O)(CH2)mNR12C(?O(CH2)mX3(CH2)m—, —(CH2)mX3(CH2)mC(?O)NR12(CH2)m(O(CH2)m)nC(?O)—, —C(?O)((CH2)mO)n(CH2)mNR12C(?O)(CH2)mX3(CH2)m—, —(CH2)mNR12C(?O)X1X2C(?O)(CH2)m—, —(CH2)mC(?O)X2X1C(?O)NR12(CH2)m—, —X4X1X2C(?O)(CH2)m—, —(CH2)mC(?O)X2X1X4—, —X1C(?O)(CH2)mNHC(?O)(CH2)m—, —(CH2)mC(?O)NH(CH2)mC(?O)X1—, —C(?O)CHRaaNR12—, —CHRaaC(?O)—, —C(?O)NR12—, —C(?O)O—, —S—, —SCH2(C?O)NR12—, —NR12C(?O)CH2S—, —S(?O)2CH2CH2S—, —SCH2CH2S(?O)2—, —(CH2)2S(?O)2CH2CH2S—, —SCH2CH2S(?O)2CH2CH2—, —NR12C(?S)—, —(CH2)mX3(O(CH2)m)nC(?O)—, —C(?O)((CH2)mO)nX3(CH2)m—, —(CH2)mNR12C(?O)((CH2)mO)n(CH2)m—, —(CH2)m(O(CH2)m)nC(?O)NR12(CH2)m—, —(CH2)mNR12C(?O)NR12(CH2)m—, —(CH2)mX3(CH2)mNR12C(?O)—, —C(?O)NR12(CH2)mX3(CH2)m—, —NR12S(?O)2(CH2)mX3(CH2)m—, —(CH2)mX3(CH2)mS(?O)2NR12—,

R20 is H or Me, and R30 is H, —CH3 or phenyl;
R21 is

each R25 is independently selected from H or C1-4 alkyl;
Raa is a side chain of an amino acid selected from glycine, alanine, tryptophan, tyrosine, phenylalanine, leucine, isoleucine, valine, asparagine, glutamic acid, glutamine, aspatic acid, histidine, arginine, lysine, cysteine, methionine, serine, threonine, phenylglycine and t-butylglycine;
R32 is independently selected from H, C1-4 alkyl, phenyl, pyrimidine and pyridine;
R33 is independently selected from

R34 is independently selected from H, C1-4 alkyl, and C1-6 haloalkyl;
X1 is self immolative spacer selected from

X2 is dipeptide selected from

X3 is

 and
X4 is

and L2, L3, L4, L5, and L6 are each independently selected from a bond and L1;
y is an integer from 1 to 16;
R1 is a 6 membered heterocycloalkyl containing 1-2 N heteroatoms and a C1-C2alkylene bridge, wherein the 6 membered heterocycloalkyl is unsubstituted or substituted with 1 to 3 substituents independently selected from R5 and R6;
or R1 is a 5-8 membered fused bicyclic heterocycloalkyl containing 1-2 N heteroatoms, wherein the 5-8 membered fused bicyclic heterocycloalkyl is unsubstituted or substituted with 1 to 3 substituents independently selected from R5 and R6;
R2 is —C1-C6alkyl;
R3 is

R5 is C 1-C6alkyl, —C(?O)R11, —(CH2)mOH, —C(?O)(CH2)mOH,—C(?O)((CH2)mO)nR12, —((CH2)mO)nR12, or C1-C6alkyl which is optionally substituted with —CN, —C(?O)NH2 or 1 to 5 hydroxyl;
R6 is halo, oxo, OH, C1-C6alkyl, —N(R14)2, —R16 and —NR12C(?O)R11;
R11 is C1-C6alkyly or C1-C6alkyl which is optionally substituted with 1 to 5 hydroxyl;
each R12 is independently selected from H and C1-C6alkyly;
each R14 is independently selected from H and C1-C6alkyly;
R16 is an N-linked 4-8 membered heterocycloalkyl containing 1-2 heteroatoms independently selected from N and O;
R17 is a bond, —NH—, —NHS(?O)2—,

R18 is a bond,

R19 is H or C1-C6alkyly ;
each m is independently selected from 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10,
and
each n is independently selected from 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16,17 and 18.

US Pat. No. 10,392,414

SYNTHESES, ACTIVITIES, AND METHODS OF USE OF DIHYDRONICOTINAMIDE RIBOSIDE DERIVATIVES

CORNELL UNIVERSITY, Itha...

1. A compound of formula (I):
wherein R1, R2, and R3 are independently selected from hydrogen, formyl, optionally substituted C1-C12 alkylcarbonyl, and optionally substituted C6-C10 arylcarbonyl,
X is NHR4 or NR4R5,
R4 and R5 are independently optionally substituted C1-C12 alkyl or optionally substituted C6-C10 aryl, and
wherein the alkyl or aryl portion of R4 and R5 is optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from halo, amino, alkyl, alkoxy, aryloxy, hydroxyalkyl, and any combination thereof,
or a salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,392,407

METHODS OF PREPARING CYTOTOXIC BENZODIAZEPINE DERIVATIVES

IMMUNOGEN, INC., Waltham...

1. A method of preparing a compound of formula (3a),
or a salt thereof, said method comprising the steps of:
(i) introducing an alcohol protecting group onto one of the primary alcohols of a compound of formula (1a) by reacting the compound of formula (1a) with an alcohol protecting reagent,

to form a compound of formula (2a),

or a salt thereof, and
(ii) reacting a halogenating reagent, a sulfonating reagent or an esterification reagent with the compound of formula (2a),
wherein P1 is an alcohol protecting group; X1 is a leaving group selected from the group consisting of: —Br, —I, —Cl, a sulfonate ester, and an activated ester; and R101 is (C1-C3)alkyl, pyridyl, or nitropyridyl.

US Pat. No. 10,392,404

COMPOUNDS AND COMPOSITIONS AS KINASE INHIBITORS

Novartis AG, Basel (CH)

1. A compound of formula I or II:
in which:
L is selected from —NHC(O)— and —C(O)NH—;
Y1 is selected from N and CH;
R1 is selected from H, halo, isopropyl, methyl-sulfonyl, OR6, NR5R6, methoxy-ethoxy, 2-oxa-5-azabicyclo [2.2.1]heptan-5-yl, 3-oxa-8-azabicyclo[3.2.1]octan-8-yl, 8-oxa-3-azabicyclo[3.2.1]octan-3-yl, 2-oxo-1,2-dihydropyridin-4-yl, tetrahydro-2H-pyranyl, 4-oxopyridin-1(4H)-yl, pyrazolyl, pyridazinyl and azetidinyl; wherein said azetidinyl, pyrazolyl or 2-oxo-1,2-dihydropyridin-4-yl is unsubstituted or substituted with 1 to 3 groups independently selected from methyl and hydroxy;
R2 is selected from H and methyl;
R3 is selected from H, methyl and amino;
R4 is selected from:

wherein

 indicates the point of attachment with L;
R5 is selected from H and methyl;
R6 is selected from H and methyl, ethyl, propyl, isopropyl, cyclopropyl, methoxy, hydroxy-ethyl, methoxy-ethyl, tetrahydro-2H-pyranyl, pyridinyl, tetrahydrofuranyl and oxetanyl; or R5 and R6, together with the nitrogen to which R5 and R6 are attached form a group selected from morpholino, 2-oxopyridin-1(2H)-yl, 1,1-dioxidothiomorpholino, piperazinyl, pyrrolidinyl, imidazolyl and pyrazolyl; wherein said morpholino, pyrazolyl or imidazolyl can be unsubstituted or substituted with 1 to 2 methyl groups;
R7 is selected from H, methyl, —CF3, —C(CH3)2CN, —C(CH3)2OH, —C(CH3)2F, —CF2CH3, —CF2H, isopropyl, cyclopropyl and methyl-sulfonyl; wherein said cyclopropyl is unsubstituted or substituted with cyano;
R8 is selected from H, methyl, ethyl, isopropyl, —C(CH3)2OH and —C(CH3)2NH2;
R9 is selected from H and ethyl; or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,392,395

NITROGEN-CONTAINING AROMATIC COMPOUNDS AND METAL COMPLEXES

SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY...

1. An aromatic compound comprising 2 or more covalently-bound sections, the aromatic compound containing no metal atoms, satisfying the following conditions (a) and (b):(a) individually, each of the 2 or more sections, which may be the same or different, includes at least 4 coordinatable nitrogen atoms, and the at least 4 coordinatable nitrogen atoms in each individual section are coordinatable with a single metal atom within each individual section,
(b) at least one of the nitrogen atoms in each individual section is a nitrogen atom in a 6-membered nitrogen-containing heterocyclic ring,
wherein the sections are selected from the group consisting of sections represented by the following formulae:

wherein

 represents a bond in an aromatic ring;
wherein each P1A, P1B and P1C is part of a first polycyclic aromatic heterocyclic ring comprising two 6-membered aromatic rings, at least one of which is a heterocyclic ring; each P2A, P2B and P2C is part of a second polycyclic aromatic heterocyclic ring comprising two 6-membered aromatic rings, at least one of which is a heterocyclic ring; each W1A and W1B is part of a first 5-membered heterocyclic ring; and each W2A and W2B is part of a second 5-membered heterocyclic ring; and wherein hydrogens therein may be substituted with halogeno, hydroxy, carboxyl, mercapto, sulfonic acid, nitro, amino, cyano, phosphonic acid, silyl substituted with C1-4 alkyl, C1-50 straight-chain or branched alkyl, C3-50 cyclic alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, alkoxy, C6-60 aryl, C7-50 aralkyl, or monovalent heterocyclic groups, and
wherein:
W1A and W1B can form a 5-membered ring with each other;
W2A and W2B can form a 5-membered ring with each other;
P1A and P1B can form a 6-membered ring with each other;
P1B and P1C can form a 6-membered ring with each other;
P2A and P2B can form a 6-membered ring with each other;
P2B and P2C can form a 6-membered ring with each other; and
P1C and P2A can form a 6-membered ring with each other.

US Pat. No. 10,392,394

ANTIMICROBIAL COMPOUNDS AND METHODS

Board of Supervisors of L...

1. A compound having the structure:
wherein R and R? may be the same or different; and R and R? are independently selected from the group consisting of R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, and R6:

wherein m is an integer from 1 to 30;
wherein n is an integer from 0 to 20;
wherein A is A1:

wherein X is selected from the group consisting of F, Cl, Br, I, CF3SO3 (triflate), acetate, and gluconate;
wherein Y is hydrogen or an unsubstituted aliphatic group containing 1 to 6 carbons, and wherein the various Y groups may be the same or different;
wherein Z is selected from the group consisting of one hydrogen atom, two hydrogen atoms, and an unsubstituted aliphatic group containing 1 to 6 carbons;
wherein R1 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, an unsubstituted aliphatic group containing 1 to 18 carbons, benzyl, and a cyclic aliphatic or aromatic group containing 5 to 18 carbons; wherein, for clarity, it is noted that R1 and R1 are different; and
wherein L is selected from the group consisting of L3, L4, L5, L6, L7, L8, L9, L10, and L11:

US Pat. No. 10,392,386

JAK INHIBITORS CONTAINING A 4-MEMBERED HETEROCYCLIC AMIDE

1. A method of treating an inflammatory or fibrotic respiratory disease in a mammal, the method comprising administering to the mammal a pharmaceutical composition comprising a compound of formula (I):wherein:R1 is selected from hydrogen, C1-3alkyl, and C3-6cycloalkyl, and X is —C(O)R2
wherein
R2 is —NR13R14, wherein
R13 and R14 are taken together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached form a 4-membered heterocyclyl, wherein the heterocyclyl is optionally substituted with —NR5R6 and R7,
R5 and R6 are independently C1-3alkyl or R5 and R6 taken together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached form a 5- or 6-membered heterocyclyl optionally including an oxygen atom,
R7 is C1-3alkyl, optionally substituted with a 5- or 6-membered heterocyclyl containing one nitrogen atom,
or a pharmaceutically-acceptable salt thereof,and a pharmaceutically-acceptable carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,392,382

COMPOUNDS ACTING AT MULTIPLE PROSTAGLANDIN RECEPTORS GIVING A GENERAL ANTI-INFLAMMATORY RESPONSE

ALLERGAN, INC., Irvine, ...

1. A compound, wherein the compound is:or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,392,381

PREVENTION AND TREATMENT OF NON-ALCOHOLIC FATTY LIVER DISEASE

Ohio University, Athens,...

1. A method for treating or reducing the risk of developing non-alcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) in a subject in need thereof, the method comprising:administering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount of at least one compound of General Formula (I) or (II):

or a pharmaceutically-acceptable salt or solvate thereof, in which:
R1 is chosen from methyl, ethyl, propyl, 2-propenyl, hexyl, Q1,

R2 is chosen from Q2, phenyl,

R3 is chosen from H, -methyl, ethyl, n-propyl, isopropyl, butyl, 3-butenyl, phenyl, or 2-phenylethyl;
Q1 is
in which groups R4, R5, and R6 are independently chosen from H, halo, —NO2, —CN, or —OCH3; andQ2 is
in which exactly two or exactly three of groups R7, R8, R9, and R10 are hydrogen and remaining groups R7, R8, R9, and R10 that are not hydrogen are independently chosen from methoxy, ethoxy, hydroxy, trifluoromethoxy, methyl, trifluoromethyl, N-methylamino, (N,N)-dimethylamino, cyano, halo, or nitro;with the proviso that when R2 is phenyl and R3 is —H, R1 is selected from the group consisting of hexyl, Q1,

US Pat. No. 10,392,377

SUBSTITUTED 2-IMINO-1,3-THIAZOLIDIN-4-ONES AS N-ARACHIDONOYLETHANOLAMINE CELLULAR UPTAKE INHIBITORS

UNIVERSITAT BERN, Bern (...

1. A compound of formula (1):
wherein:
R1 is selected from formula (2b), formula (2c), formula (2g) or formula (2h):

wherein:
T? is selected from —CH2—, —NH—, —NRc—, —S—, —O—, —CH(CH3)— or —C(CH3)2—;
T? is selected from ?CH— or ?N—;
Rc is selected from —CH3, —CH2F, —CHF2, —CF3, —CH2OH, —CH2CH3, —CH2CF3, —CHFCF3, —CF2CF3, —CH2CH2CH3 or —CH(CH3)2;
R6 is selected from —H, —CH3, —OH, —OCH3 or —OCH2CH3;
each Z1 is independently selected from —F, —Cl, —Br, —I, —CN, —Ra, —ORa, —(CH2)rORa, —SRa, —(CH2)rSRa or —N(Ra)2;
each Ra is independently selected from H, an unsubstituted C1-C8-alkyl, an unsubstituted C2-C8-alkenyl or an unsubstituted C2-C8-alkynyl;
r is 1, 2, 3 or 4; and
n is 0, 1, 2 or 3; or
R1 is selected from formula (2b?), formula (2c?), formula (2g?) or formula (2h?):

wherein:
D is C1-C4-alkyl;
T? is selected from —CH2—, —NH—, —NRc—, —S—, —O—, —CH(CH3)— or —C(CH3)2—;
T? is selected from ?CH— or ?N—;
Rc is selected from —CH3, —CH2F, —CHF2, —CF3, —CH2OH, —CH2CH3, —CH2CF3, —CHFCF3, —CF2CF3, —CH2CH2CH3 or —CH(CH3)2;
R6 is selected from —H, —CH3, —OH, —OCH3 or —OCH2CH3;
each Z1 is independently selected from —F, —Cl, —Br, —I, —CN, —Ra, —ORa, —(CH2)rORa, —SRa, —(CH2)rSRa or —N(Ra)2;
each Ra is independently selected from H, an unsubstituted C1-C8-alkyl, an unsubstituted C2-C8-alkenyl or an unsubstituted C2-C8-alkynyl;
r is 1, 2, 3 or 4; and
n is 0, 1, 2 or 3;
R2 is selected from an unsubstituted cycloalkyl, a substituted or unsubstituted aryl, an unsubstituted saturated heterocyclyl, or a substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryl;
wherein:
the substituted aryl or the substituted heteroaryl is substituted by at least one Z2;
each Z2 is independently selected from —F, —Cl, —Br, —I, —CN, —Rb, —ORb, —(CH2)rORb, —SRb, —(CH2)rSRb or —N(Rb)2;
each Rb is independently selected from H, an unsubstituted C1-C12-alkyl, an unsubstituted C2-C12-alkenyl or an unsubstituted C2-C12-alkynyl; and
r is 1, 2, 3 or 4; or
R2 is formula -L-Ar;
wherein:
L is an alkyl, an alkenyl or an alkynyl; and
Ar is a substituted or unsubstituted C6-aryl or a substituted or unsubstituted C5-C6-heteroaryl;
wherein:
the substituted C6-aryl or substituted C5-C6-heteroaryl is substituted by at least one Z2;
each Z2 is independently selected from —F, —Cl, —Br, —I, —CN, —Rb, —ORb, —(CH2)rORb, —SRb, —(CH2)rSRb or —N(Rb)2;
each Rb is independently selected from H, an unsubstituted C1-C12-alkyl, an unsubstituted C2-C12-alkenyl or an unsubstituted C2-C12-alkynyl; and
r is 1, 2, 3 or 4; and
R3 is selected from an unsubstituted alkyl, an unsubstituted alkoxy, an unsubstituted alkenyl, an unsubstituted alkynyl, an unsubstituted cycloalkyl, an unsubstituted saturated heterocyclyl, a substituted or unsubstituted aryl or a substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryl;
wherein:
the substituted aryl or substituted heteroaryl is substituted by at least one Z3;
each Z3 is independently selected from —F, —Cl, —Br, —I, —CN, —Rd, —ORd, —(CH2)rORd, —SRd, —(CH2)rSRd or —N(Rd)2;
each Rd is independently selected from H, an unsubstituted C1-C12-alkyl, an unsubstituted C2-C12-alkenyl or an unsubstituted C2-C12-alkynyl; and
r is 1, 2, 3 or 4; or
R3 is formula -D-Ar;
wherein:
D is an alkyl, an alkenyl or an alkynyl; and
Ar is a substituted or unsubstituted C6-aryl or a substituted or unsubstituted C5-C6-heteroaryl;
wherein:
the substituted C6-aryl or substituted C5-C6-heteroaryl is substituted by at least one Z3;
each Z3 is independently selected from —F, —Cl, —Br, —I, —CN, —Rd, —ORd, —(CH2)rORd, —SRd, —(CH2)rSRd or —N(Rd)2;
each Rd is independently selected from H, an unsubstituted C1-C12-alkyl, an unsubstituted C2-C12-alkenyl or an unsubstituted C2-C12-alkynyl; and
r is 1, 2, 3 or 4.

US Pat. No. 10,392,375

HETEROARYL COMPOUNDS AS IRAK INHIBITORS AND USES THEREOF

Merck Patent GmbH, Darms...

1. A method for treating an IRAK-mediated disorder in a patient in need thereof, comprising:administering to said patient a compound of
formula I,

or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein:
is selected from
each Ra is independently —R, halogen, -haloalkyl, —OR, —SR, —CN, —NO2, —SO2R, —SOR, —C(O)R, —CO2R, —C(O)N(R)2, —NRC(O)R, —NRC(O)N(R)2, —NRSO2R, or —N(R)2;
Ring X is a C3-10 aryl; a 5-6 membered monocyclic heteroaryl ring having 1-4 heteroatoms independently selected from nitrogen, oxygen, or sulfur; a fused C3-10 aryl, a fused 5-10 membered saturated or partially unsaturated carbocyclic ring, a fused 5-10 membered heterocylic ring having 1-4 heteroatoms independently selected from nitrogen, oxygen, or sulfur, or a fused 5-10 membered monocyclic heteroaryl ring having 1-4 heteroatoms independently selected from nitrogen, oxygen, or sulfur; each of which is optionally substituted;
R1 is —R, halogen, -haloalkyl, —OR, —SR, —CN, —NO2, —SO2R, —SOR, —C(O)R, —CO2R, —C(O)N(R)2, —NRC(O)R, —NRC(O)N(R)2, —NRSO2R, or —N(R)2;
R2 is —R, halogen, -haloalkyl, —OR, —SR, —CN, —NO2, —SO2R, —SOR, —C(O)R, —CO2R, —C(O)N(R)2, —NRC(O)R, —NRC(O)N(R)2, —NRSO2R, or —N(R)2;
R3 is C1-6 aliphatic, a 3-8 membered saturated or partially unsaturated carbocyclic ring, or a 3-7 membered heterocylic ring having 1-4 heteroatoms independently selected from nitrogen, oxygen, or sulfur; each of which is optionally substituted; or R3 is -haloalkyl;
R4 is —R, halogen, -haloalkyl, —OR, —SR, —CN, —NO2, —SO2R, —SOR, —C(O)R, —CO2R, —C(O)N(R)2, —NRC(O)R, —NRC(O)N(R)2, —NRSO2R, or —N(R)2;
Z is N or CR;
each R is independently hydrogen, C1-6 aliphatic, C3-10 aryl, a 3-8 membered saturated or partially unsaturated carbocyclic ring, a 3-7 membered heterocylic ring having 1-4 heteroatoms independently selected from nitrogen, oxygen, or sulfur, or a 5-6 membered monocyclic heteroaryl ring having 1-4 heteroatoms independently selected from nitrogen, oxygen, or sulfur; each of which is optionally substituted; or
two R groups on the same atom are taken together with the atom to which they are attached to form a C3-10 aryl, a 3-8 membered saturated or partially unsaturated carbocyclic ring, a 3-7 membered heterocylic ring having 1-4 heteroatoms independently selected from nitrogen, oxygen, or sulfur, or a 5-6 membered monocyclic heteroaryl ring having 1-4 heteroatoms independently selected from nitrogen, oxygen, or sulfur; each of which is optionally substituted;
and
p is 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5, and
wherein said IRAK-mediated disorder is an autoimmune or chronic inflammatory disease selected from the group consisting of multiple sclerosis, systemic sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), lupus erythematosus, systemic lupus erythematosus and lupus nephritis.

US Pat. No. 10,392,369

N-[(PYRIMIDINYLOXY)PROPANYL]BENZAMIDES

Boehringer Ingelheim Inte...

1. A compound of formula I
in which
Ar represents

R1 represents hydrogen, fluoro, or methyl;
R2 and R3 independently represent hydrogen, fluoro, methyl, or —OCH3;
R4 represents hydrogen;
R5 represents bromo or —CF3;
wherein at least two of the substituents R1, R2, R3 and R4 represent hydrogen;
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,392,368

PYRAZOLO AND TRIAZOLO BICYCLIC COMPOUNDS AS JAK KINASE INHIBITORS

1. A compound of formula (I):
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein
X1 and X2 are each independently selected from N and CH;
X3 is selected from the group consisting of N, CH, C—CH3, C—CF3, C—CHF2, C—CH2—O—CH3, C—SMe, C—NMe2, C—NH—CH3, C—Cl, C—CN, and C—OMe;

 is selected from the group consisting of

Ra, Rb, Rc, and Rf are each independently selected from the group consisting of H and C1-3 alkyl;
Rd, Re, Rg, Rh, Ri, Rj, Rl, Rm, Rn and Ro are each independently selected from the group consisting of H and C1-3 alkyl wherein the C1-3 alkyl group may be optionally substituted with 1 to 3 halogens;
optionally Rd and Re may be joined to form a cyclopropyl ring;
A is selected from the group consisting of
(a) a 4 to 10 membered monocyclic heterocyclic group containing one nitrogen atom and optionally containing one additional heteroatom selected from N, S, S(O)2 and O, and
(b) a 6 to 10 membered multicyclic heterocyclic group containing one nitrogen atom and optionally containing one additional heteroatom selected from N, S, and O,
wherein L is linked to a carbon atom in A and A is optionally substituted with 1 to 3 Rk groups;
each Rk is independently selected from the group consisting of F, CN, C1-3 alkoxy, cyclopropyl, and C1-3 alkyl, wherein the C1-3 alkyl group may be optionally substituted with OH, OMe or 1 to 3 halogens;
R1 is selected from the group consisting of

wherein Rp and Rq are each independently selected from the group consisting of H, C3-5 cycloalkyl and C1-6 alkyl, wherein the C1-6 alkyl group may be optionally substituted with 1 to 3 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of C1-3 alkoxy and —S—C1-3 alkyl,
or Rp and Rq form a 4 to 6 membered monocyclic heterocyclic group containing one nitrogen atom and optionally containing one additional heteroatom selected from N, S, and O, wherein the 4 to 6 membered monocyclic heterocyclic group is optionally substituted with 1 to 3 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of C1-6 alkyl, C1-3 alkoxy, —S—C1-3 alkyl and —C1-3 alkyl-C1-3 alkoxy;
R2 is selected from the group consisting of H, Cl, OMe, Me and F;
R3 is selected from the group consisting of H and F;
R4 is selected from the group consisting of H and F; and
R5 is selected from the group consisting of H, Me and F.

US Pat. No. 10,392,360

SYNTHETIC ROUTE TO ANHYDRORYANODOL, RYANODOL AND STRUCTURAL ANALOGUES

California Institute of T...

13. A compound of formula (I) that is:
wherein:
R1 is benzyloxymethyl, trimethylsilylethoxy methyl, or methoxymethyl;
R2 is C1-6alkyl;
R3 is C1-6alkyl; and
R4 is C1-6alkyl.

US Pat. No. 10,392,356

DERIVATIVES OF SOBETIROME

1. A pharmaceutical composition comprising one or more pharmaceutically acceptable carriers and an effective amount of a compound with the structure:
or any pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, where R1 is heteroalkyl, substituted heteroalkyl, substituted cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, substituted heterocycloalkyl, substituted aryl, heteroaryl, or substituted heteroaryl.

US Pat. No. 10,392,353

PROCESSES FOR MAKING SUBSTITUTED QUINAZOLINE COMPOUNDS USING HYDROGEN BONDING CATALYSTS

1. A process for preparing a compound of Formula (I):
or a salt thereof, comprising contacting a compound of formula (viii):

or a salt thereof, with a catalyst of formula (V):

wherein each occurrence of R5 is independently selected from the group consisting of phenyl; naphthyl and pyridine; wherein each of the phenyl and naphthyl is optionally substituted with one to three substituents independently selected from halogen, —O—C1-C4alkyl, —CN, —NO2, —O-Tf, and C1-C4alkyl, wherein C1-C4 alkyl can be optionally substituted with one to four halogens; and
each occurrence of R6 is independently selected from the group consisting of Tf and Nf;
in a suitable solvent for a time sufficient to form a compound of formula (I);
wherein:
R1 represents up to 3 phenyl group substituents, each independently selected from C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 haloalkyl, halo, —CN, —OH and C1-C6 alkoxy;
R2 represents up to 3 phenyl group substituents, each independently selected from C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 haloalkyl, halo, —CN, —OH and C1-C6 alkoxy;
R3 represents up to 3 phenyl group substituents, each independently selected from C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 haloalkyl, halo, —CN, —OH and C1-C6 alkoxy; and
R4 is C1-C6 alkyl or C3-C7 cycloalkyl.

US Pat. No. 10,392,348

2-OXO-3,4-DIHYDROQUINOLINE COMPOUNDS AS PLANT GROWTH REGULATORS

Syngenta Participations A...

1. A compound of formula (I)
wherein:
R1 is selected from the group consisting of C1-C7 alkyl, C1-C7 haloalkyl, C3-C5 cycloalkyl-C1-C7 alkyl, C3-C7alkenyl, C3-C7 alkynyl, (3-6 membered heterocycloalkyl)-C1-C7 alkyl, C3-C5 cycloalkyl and a 4-6 membered heterocycloalkyl, each optionally substituted with one to three Rx;
R2 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, cyano, C1-C4 alkyl, C1-C4 alkoxy, C1-C4 haloalkyl, C1-C4haloalkoxy and C3-C4 cycloalkyl;
R3, R7 and R8 are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, halogen, cyano, C1-C4alkyl, C2-C4 alkenyl, C2-C4 alkynyl, C1-C4 alkoxy, C1-C4haloalkyl, C1-C4 haloalkoxy and C3-C4 cycloalkyl;
R4 and R5 are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1-C4 alkyl, C1-C4 haloalkyl and C3-C4 cycloalkyl;
or R4 and R5 can form, together with the atom or atoms they are directly attached to, a C3-C4 cycloalkyl or C4heterocyclyl;
R6 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1-C4 alkyl, C3-C4 alkenyl, C3-C4 alkynyl, and C1-C3alkoxy-C1-C4-alkyl;
L is selected from the group consisting of a bond, a linear —C1-C4-alkyl chain, a linear —C2-C4-alkenyl chain, a linear —C2-C4-alkynyl chain, a linear —C1-C4-alkoxy chain whereby the oxygen atom is attached to A, a linear -amino-C1-C4-alkyl-chain whereby the nitrogen atom is attached to A, and a linear C1-C2alkyl-oxy-C1-C2alkyl, chain each optionally substituted with one to three halogen, cyano, C1-C4 alkyl, C1-C4 haloalkyl or C1-C4 alkoxy;
A is hydrogen, C1-C7 alkyl, C3-C5 cycloalkyl, 3-10 membered heterocyclyl or aryl, each optionally substituted with one to three Ry;
Rx is, independently of each other, selected from the group consisting of halogen, cyano, C1-C4 alkyl, C1-C4haloalkyl, C1-C4 alkoxy, C1-C4 haloalkoxy, C1-C4alkylcarbonyl, C1-C4 alkoxycarbonyl, carboxylic acid, aminocarbonyl, C1-C4 aminocarbonyl and C3-C4cycloalkyl;
Ry is, independently of each other, selected from the group consisting of halogen, cyano, nitro, C1-C4 alkyl, C1-C4 alkoxy, C1-C4 haloalkyl, C1-C4 haloalkyloxy, C1-C4alkylsulfanyl, C1-C4 haloalkylsulfanyl, C1-C4 alkylsulfinyl, C1-C4 haloalkylsulfinyl, C1-C4 alkylsulfonyl, C1-C4haloalkylsulfonyl, C1-C4 alkylcarbonyl, C1-C4alkoxycarbonyl, carboxylic acid, aminocarbonyl, C1-C4aminocarbonyl and C3-C4 cycloalkyl which cycloalkyl is unsubstituted or substituted by one or more Rz;
Rz is independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, C1-C4-alkyl and C1-C4-haloalkyl;
wherein A is not butyl when either R4 or R5 is methyl;
and wherein R1 is not methyl when R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7 and R8 are each hydrogen;
or salts or N-oxides thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,392,344

METHOD FOR PREPARING FLUORINE-18 ELUENT WITH ADJUSTED PH, AND METHOD FOR LABELLING FLUORINE-18 USING SAME

THE ASAN FOUNDATION, Seo...

1. A method for preparing an organic [18F]fluoro compound, the method comprising the steps of:(a) preparing an eluent by a method comprising reacting compounds represented by Formula 1 and Formula 2 as shown in Scheme 1:

wherein R1 is a C1-C10 primary or secondary alkyl group or aryl group;
MX  [Formula 2]
wherein M is lithium, sodium, potassium, cesium, or rubidium, and X is a hydroxyl ion, a carbonate ion, a bicarbonate ion, a phosphate ion, a diphosphate ion, a triphosphate ion, or t-butoxide;

wherein R1, M, and X are as defined in Formulas 1 and 2, and wherein the pH of the eluent is adjusted to 6.0 to 8.0;
(b) eluting an [18F]fluoride adsorbed on a quaternary ammonium support into a reactor using the eluent;
(c) removing the eluent in the reactor after the elution; and
(d) reacting an alkyl halide or alkyl sulfonate with the eluted [18F]fluoride in the presence of a reaction solvent,
wherein the alkyl halide or alkyl sulfonate is selected from the group consisting of N-(3-methanesulfonyloxypropyl)-2?-carbomethoxy-3-?-(4-iodophenyl)tropane, N-(3-toluenesulfonyloxypropyl)-2?-carbomethoxy-3-?-(4-iodophenyl)tropane, 3-(2-nitroimidazol-1-yl)-2-O-tetrahydropyranyl-1-O-toluenesulfonyl propanediol, (5?-O-DMTr-2?-deoxy-3?-O-nosyl-?-D-threo-pentofuranosyl)-3-N-BOC-thymine, (E)-2-(2-(2-(4-(4-(tert-butoxycarbonyl (methyl)amino)styryl)phenoxy)ethoxy)ethoxy)ethyl methanesulfonate and (E)-2-(2-(2-(5-(4-(tert-butoxycarbonyl(methyl)amino)styryl)pyridin-2-yloxy)ethoxy)ethoxy)ethyl methanesulfonate.

US Pat. No. 10,392,343

POLYMERIZABLE COMPOUND, POLYMERIZABLE COMPOSITION, POLYMER, AND OPTICALLY ANISOTROPIC PRODUCT

ZEON CORPORATION, Chiyod...

1. A polymerizable compound represented by a general formula (I),
wherein each of Q1 to Q4 independently represents a hydrogen atom, or a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms,
X represents a substituted or unsubstituted divalent aromatic group having 4 to 12 carbon atoms,
Ax represents a group represented by a general formula (II),

wherein “*” indicates a bonding position,
each of Y1x to Y6xindependently represents a single bond, —O—, —S—, —O—C(?O )—, —C(?O )—O—, —O—C(?O)—O—, —NR1—C(?O)—, —C(?O)—NR1—, —O —C(?O)—NR1—, —NR1—C(?O)—O—, —NR1—C(?O)—NR1—, —O —NR1—, or —NR1—O —, R1 represents a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms, each of G1x and G2x independently represents a substituted or unsubstituted divalent aliphatic group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms that optionally includes —O—, —S—, —O—C(?O)—, —C(?O)—O —, —O—C(?O)—O—, —NR2—C(?O)—, —C(?O)—NR2—, —NR2—, or —C(?O)—, provided that a case where the aliphatic group includes two or more contiguous —O— or —S—is excluded,
R2 represents a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms,
each of Z1x and Z2x independently represents an alkenyl group having 2 to 10 carbon atoms that is substituted with a halogen atom, or unsubstituted,
A1x represents a substituted or unsubstituted trivalent aromatic group, and
each of A2x and A3x independently represents a substituted or unsubstituted divalent aromatic group having 4 to 30 carbon atoms,
Ay represents a group represented by a general formula (III),

wherein each of Y1y to Y8y independently represents a single bond, —O—, —S—, —O—C(?O)—, —C(?O)—O—, —O—C(?O)—O—, —NR3—C(?O)—, —C(?O)—NR3—, —O—C(?O)—NR3—, —NR3—C(?O)—O—, —NR3—C(?O)—NR3—, —O—NR3—, or —NR3—O—, R3 represents a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms,
each of G1y and G2y independently represents a substituted or unsubstituted divalent aliphatic group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms that optionally includes —O—, —S—, —O—C(?O)—, —C(?O)—O—, —O—C(?O)—O—, —NR4—C(?O)—, —C(?O)—NR4—, —NR4—, or —C(?O)—, provided that a case where the aliphatic group includes two or more contiguous —O—or —S—is excluded,
R4 represents a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms,
each of Z1y and Z2y independently represents an alkenyl group having 2 to 10 carbon atoms that is substituted with a halogen atom, or unsubstituted,
A1y represents a substituted or unsubstituted trivalent aromatic group,
each of A2y and A3yindependently represents a substituted or unsubstituted divalent alicyclic hydrocarbon group having 3 to 30 carbon atoms, and
each of A4yand A5yindependently represents a substituted or unsubstituted aromatic group having 4 to 30 carbon atoms, and
n represents 0 or 1.

US Pat. No. 10,392,340

PURIFICATION OF CRUDE ISOPHORONEDIAMINE BY PARTIAL CONDENSATION IN SERIES WITH TOTAL CONDENSATION

Evonik Degussa GmbH, Ess...

1. A process for fine purification of isophoronediamine from the production of isophoronediamine by aminating hydrogenation of isophorone nitrile in the presence of at least ammonia, hydrogen, a hydrogenation catalyst and optionally further additions and in the presence or absence of organic solvents to obtain a crude isophoronediamine I,wherein the crude isophoronediamine I is subjected to a fine purification by means of two vacuum distillation columns, wherein
I. in the first vacuum distillation column K I low-boiling by-products still present are removed, and a crude IPDA II is transferred from the bottom of K I into the vacuum distillation column K II,
II. and in the second vacuum distillation column K II the isophoronediamine is obtained in pure form overhead and separated from the organic residues, with two condensers being mounted at the top of the second vacuum distillation column,
wherein the first condenser is a partial condenser and the pure IPDA is removed therein,
and wherein the second condenser is a total condenser and the residual portion of the vapour stream from K II is completely condensed therein and recycled as return stream into the first vacuum distillation column K I.

US Pat. No. 10,392,338

SPIROFURANONE COMPOUNDS, DERIVATIVES THEREOF AND PROCESSES FOR THEIR PREPARATION

YISSUM RESEARCH DEVELOPME...

1. A composition comprising a compound of general formula (XIV):
wherein
Ring A is optionally a saturated or unsaturated ring having optionally at least one heteroatom; and is optionally substituted by at least one group selected from straight or branched C1-C10 alkyl,-straight or branched C2-C10 alkenyl, straight or branched C2-C10 alkynyl, CN, —OR4, —NR5R6, —C(?O)R7, halogen;
R4, R5 and R6 are each independently selected from H, halogen, straight or branched C1-C10 alkyl, straight or branched C2-C10 alkenyl, straight or branched C2-C10 alkynyl;
R7 is selected from H, straight or branched C1-C10 alkyl, straight or branched C2-C10 alkenyl, straight or branched C2-C10 alkynyl, halogen, OH, O(C1-C10)alkyl, NH2, amine;
n is an integer selected from 1-4;
—C(n)— is selected from a straight or branched alkylene, straight or branched alkenylene, straight or branched alkynylene;
m is an integer selected from 1-4;
—C(m)— is selected from a straight or branched alkylene, straight or branched alkenylene, straight or branched alkynylene;
l is an integer selected from 1-4;
—C(l)— is selected from a straight or branched alkylene, straight or branched alkenylene, straight or branched alkynylene;
R3 and R3? are each independently selected from C(?O)R20, OR21, C(?O)OR22, CF3SO3, straight or branched C1-C10 alkyl, straight or branched C2-C10 alkenyl, straight or branched C2-C10 alkynyl;
each of alkyl, alkenyl or alkylnyl groups are optionally substituted by at least one group selected from C(?O)R23, OR24, halogen, CF3SO3;
each of R20, R21, R22, R23 and R24 is independently selected from H, OH, halogen, straight or branched C1-C10 alkyl, straight or branched C1-C10 alkoxy, NH2, amine.

US Pat. No. 10,392,326

METHOD FOR PRODUCING FLUORINE-CONTAINING COMPOUND

DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD., ...

1. A method for producing a fluorine-containing compound of Formula (3):CF3CFYCH2Z, wherein n is 0 or 1, one of Y and Z is H, and the other is F or Cl, by successively reacting at least one chlorine-containing compound selected from the group consisting of chlorine-containing fluoroalkane of Formula (1): CX3CHClCH2Cl, wherein X is independently F or Cl, with the proviso that at least one X is F; and chlorine-containing fluoroolefin of Formula (2): CX3CC?CH2, wherein X is independently F or Cl, with the proviso that at least one X is F, with anhydrous hydrogen fluoride in the presence of a fluorination catalyst, wherein a reactor inlet gas comprises hydrogen chloride in a concentration of not less than 0.15 vol % and not more than 10 vol %.

US Pat. No. 10,392,323

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PURIFYING CUMENE

LG CHEM, LTD., Seoul (KR...

1. A method for purifying cumene, the method comprising:a light material removal process in which a stream from an alkylation reaction unit is introduced to a lights cut column to be removed of lights and water, wherein the lights cut column includes a first output stream and a second output stream, wherein the first output stream discharges lights and water and is located at a higher position than the second output stream;
a benzene separation process in which a stream from a transalkylation reaction unit and the second output stream of the lights cut column are introduced to a benzene column to be separated into a benzene stream and a first cumene stream, wherein the benzene stream is located at a higher position than the first cumene stream;
a cumene separation process in which the first cumene stream is introduced to a cumene column to be separated into a second cumene stream and a first polyisopropylbenzene stream, wherein the second cumene stream is located at a higher position than the first polyisopropylbenzene stream;
a polyisopropylbenzene separation process in which the first polyisopropylbenzene stream is introduced to a polyisopropyl column to be separated into a second polyisopropylbenzene stream and a heavy materials stream; and
a process of passing the second cumene stream discharged from the cumene column through a heat exchanger of the benzene column.

US Pat. No. 10,392,322

PROCESS AND APPARATUS FOR RECOVERING AROMATIC HYDROCARBONS

ExxonMobil Chemical Paten...

1. A process for recovering aromatic hydrocarbons comprising benzene, toluene, and/or xylenes from a naphtha stream comprising aromatic and non-aromatic hydrocarbons, the process comprising:(a) providing a naphtha stream comprising aromatic and non-aromatic hydrocarbons and C9+ hydrocarbons to a first stage hydrofiner to remove dienes and styrenes and to produce a first stage hydrofiner effluent stream;
(b) passing said first stage hydrofiner effluent stream to a divided wall column to recover a C6+ hydrocarbon stream, wherein the divided-wall column has a dividing wall that allows liquid to pass through in the bottom portion thereof;
(c) passing said C6+ hydrocarbon stream through a second stage hydrofiner to produce a second stage hydrofiner effluent stream;
(d) recycling said second stage hydrofiner effluent stream back to said divided wall column;
(e) recovering a twice hydrofined C6+ hydrocarbon stream from a side location above the bottom portion of said divided wall column;
(f) passing said twice hydrofined C6+ hydrocarbon stream to an extractive distillation unit to recover a product comprising benzene, toluene and/or xylenes; and
(g) obtaining a gas oil stream from the bottom portion of the divided wall column.

US Pat. No. 10,392,316

PROCESS FOR MINIMIZING BENZENE, TOLUENE, AND A RECYCLE LOOP IN A ZERO BENZENE AROMATICS COMPLEX

UOP LLC, Des Plaines, IL...

1. A process for reducing benzene production in an aromatics complex, the process comprising:passing an aromatics stream having a methyl to phenyl ratio below about 1.5 to a benzene column to produce a benzene column overhead stream comprising benzene and a benzene column bottoms stream comprising toluene and aromatics having 9+ carbons;
passing a first portion of the benzene column overhead stream to a transalkylation unit and transalkylating aromatics having 9+ carbons with benzene to produce a trans-alkylation product stream comprising xylenes;
passing the benzene column bottoms stream to a toluene column to produce a toluene column overhead stream comprising toluene and a toluene column bottoms stream comprising aromatics having 9+ carbons;
passing a second portion of the benzene column overhead stream and the toluene column overhead stream to a methylation unit to produce a methylation product stream comprising xylenes;
passing the toluene column bottoms stream to a fractionation zone to produce an overhead stream comprising xylenes, a bottoms stream comprising heavy aromatics, and a middle boiling fraction comprising aromatics having 9-10 carbons;
passing the middle boiling fraction to the trans-alkylation unit;
recycling the trans-alkylation product stream to the benzene column; and,
recycling the methylation product stream to the benzene column.

US Pat. No. 10,392,310

POROUS PLATE-SHAPED FILLER AGGREGATE, PRODUCING METHOD THEREFOR, AND HEAT-INSULATION FILM CONTAINING POROUS PLATE-SHAPED FILLER AGGREGATE

NGK Insulators, Ltd., Na...

1. A heat-insulation film comprising a plurality of porous plate-shaped fillers, wherein the fillers are arranged as adjacent layers of fillers in the film, the porous plate-shaped fillers have a uniform plate shape with an aspect ratio of 3 or more, a thickness of 0.1 to 50 ?m, a porosity of 20 to 99%, and a deviation of a length among a plurality of the porous plate-shaped fillers, obtained by the following formula, is 10% or less:Deviation of the length (%)=standard deviation of the length/average value of the length×100.

US Pat. No. 10,392,302

CEMENT CLINKER LINE AND A METHOD FOR OPERATING A CEMENT CLINKER LINE

1. A method for manufacturing clinker, the method comprising:sintering raw meal in a kiln to clinker,
preheating the raw meal in a preheater with the use of a main flue gas stream from the kiln as a heat source,
dedusting the main flue gas stream at a location downstream from the preheater at a temperature below the boiling point of mercury, to obtain dedusted flue gas and mercury-loaded dust,
withdrawing a bypass flue gas stream from the kiln,
vaporizing at least one of mercury and a mercury compound in the bypass flue gas by injecting at least one of (i) a fraction of the mercury-loaded dust and (ii) a fraction of mercury-loaded waste-products into the bypass flue gas stream,
dedusting the bypass flue gas stream,
cooling the bypass flue gas stream to form a cooled bypass flues gas stream and binding at least one of the mercury and the mercury compound to an adsorbent, said adsorbent being injected into the cooled bypass flue gas stream,
removing the adsorbent from the cooled bypass flue gas to form removed adsorbent and further processing the cooled bypass flue gas,
wherein the method further comprises at least injecting, into the bypass flue gas stream, a reductant prior to said dedusting the bypass flue gas stream, and
wherein said dedusting the bypass flue gas stream is carried out with the use of catalytic hot gas filter, to oxidize mercury atoms in the bypass flue gas stream and to convert nitrogen oxides into nitrogen in the same processing step.

US Pat. No. 10,392,297

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SUBSTRATE

SHENZHEN CHINA STAR OPTOE...

1. A method for manufacturing a substrate, comprising:depositing are amorphous silicon layer on a base material;
depositing a silicon dioxide layer with a first thickness on the amorphous silicon layer;
an etching step comprising etching the silicon dioxide layer until a thickness of the silicon dioxide layer is reduced to a second thickness; and
washing the substrate and performing excimer laser annealing to change the amorphous silicon layer into a polysilicon layer.

US Pat. No. 10,392,294

BOROSILICATE GLASS WITH LOW BRITTLENESS AND HIGH INTRINSIC STRENGTH, THE PRODUCTION THEREOF, AND THE USE THEREOF

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

as well as a total of 0-5.0 wt % of further components,wherein the proportions of the components are chosen in such a way that a weighted crosslinking index, that is, the mean number n of constraints per atom, given by
has a value greater than 2.9,wherein N is a total number of constraints per mole and NA is Avogadro's number and c(SiO2), c(Al2O3), and c(B2O3) refer to the molar concentrations of SiO2, Al2O3, and B2O3, the c(Mi2O) values refer to the molar concentrations of the alkali oxides Mi2O present, and the c(MiO) values refer to the molar proportions of the alkaline earth oxides present, and wherein the ratio

where the K(M-O), M=Si, Al, B are the degrees of covalence of the respective M-O bonds of the components SiO2, Al2O3, B2O3, where:
a degree of covalence of 0.5527 for SiO2,
a degree of covalence of 0.6126 for B2O3, and
a degree of covalence of 0.4329 for Al2O3, and wherein the ed(M-O) values are the respective, cation-related dissociation energies of the components SiO2, Al2O3, B2O3 and are given as: 1864 kJ/mol for SiO2, 1572.5 kJ/mol for B2O3, and 1537 kJ/mol for Al2O3.

US Pat. No. 10,392,265

WATER FILTRATION SYSTEM

FOSHAN SHUNDE MIDEA WATER...

1. A water filtration system comprising:a raw water inlet;
a pure water outlet;
a purified water outlet;
a waste water outlet;
an integrated filter cartridge comprising a pre-filter cartridge, a fine filter cartridge and a post-filter cartridge united into a single cartridge unit, and having on an outer surface thereof a first port, a second port, a third port, a fourth port, a fifth port and a sixth port, wherein the second port, the fourth port, the fifth port and the sixth port are located adjacent one another on the outer surface and distant from the first port and the third port, wherein
the first port is connected to the raw water inlet via a raw water flow path, the second port is connected to the purified water outlet via a purified water flow path, a first end of a communication flow path is connected to the third port, a second end of the communication flow path is connected to the second port and the purified water outlet, the fourth port is connected to the pure water outlet via a pure water flow path, the fifth port is connected to the waste water outlet via a waste water flow path, the sixth port is connected to a water storage device via a water storage flow path, and a first end of a return flow path is connected to the purified water outlet and the second port via the purified water flow path and a second end of the return flow path is connected to the waste water outlet and the fifth port via the waste water flow path, such that
raw water entering the raw water inlet flows through the raw water flow path and comes out through the pure water flow path and then the pure water outlet after being filtered by the pre-filter cartridge, the fine filter cartridge and the post-filter cartridge successively,
the raw water entering the raw water inlet enters the water storage device through the water storage flow path after being filtered by the pre-filter cartridge and the fine filter cartridge successively and water in the water storage device then flows out through the pure water flow path and then the pure water outlet after being filtered by the post-filter cartridge, and
the raw water entering the raw water inlet flows out through the purified water flow path and then the purified water outlet after being only filtered by the pre-filter cartridge.

US Pat. No. 10,392,233

CRANE TOWER

Liebherr-Werk Biberach Gm...

17. A rotating tower crane including a crane tower, the crane tower comprising:a crane tower base, which has the crane tower fixed thereto and from which the crane tower extends upwards,
a tension element for bracing the crane tower on the crane tower base, the tension element being a high-strength fiber rope having one of two ends connected to the crane tower base and a respective other end of the two ends connected to a first coupling element, wherein the crane tower base is an undercarriage of the rotating tower crane, and wherein the first coupling element is connected to the crane tower and extends in a first direction relative to the crane tower, and
one or more intermediate coupling elements positioned between the first coupling element and the crane tower base, the one or more intermediate coupling elements further connecting the tension element to the crane tower,
wherein the one or more intermediate coupling elements are connected to the crane tower and extend in the first direction,
wherein the tension element extends outside of the crane tower, the tension element parallel to the crane tower from the first coupling element to the crane tower base, including along and between each of the one or more intermediate coupling elements, and
wherein the first coupling element and the one or more intermediate coupling elements are spaced apart along a longitudinal axis of the crane tower.

US Pat. No. 10,392,211

SHEET CONVEYANCE APPARATUS, IMAGE READING APPARATUS AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A sheet conveyance apparatus comprising:a conveyance roller configured to convey a sheet;
a driving source configured to drive the conveyance roller; and
a drive transmission mechanism configured to transmit a driving force from the driving source to the conveyance roller, the drive transmission mechanism comprising:
a shaft;
a first rotary member supported on the shaft and driven to rotate by the driving source;
a second rotary member supported on the shaft and connected to the conveyance roller so as to rotate the conveyance roller; and
a coupling member engaged with the first rotary member and rotated integrally with the first rotary member, the coupling member comprising a body portion positioned on a side opposite from the second rotary member in an axial direction of the shaft with respect to the first rotary member and a projected portion projected from the body portion and extending toward the second rotary member in the axial direction through the first rotary member,
the coupling member being movable in the axial direction between a coupling position, at which the projected portion engages with the second rotary member such that the second rotary member rotates integrally with the first rotary member, and a release position, at which the projected portion is separated from the second rotary member such that a relative rotation of the second rotary member with respect to the first rotary member is permitted,
wherein the first rotary member comprises an opening portion through which the projected portion of the coupling member is inserted, and
the second rotary member comprises an engagement portion engaging with the projected portion projected from the first rotary member through the opening portion.

US Pat. No. 10,392,205

PEDESTRIAN-VEHICLE WARNING SYSTEMS FOR LOADING DOCKS

RITE-HITE HOLDING CORPORA...

1. A safety system for a loading dock to receive a vehicle approaching a doorway in a wall at the loading dock, the safety system comprising:a sensor at the loading dock to sense the vehicle approaching the loading dock, the first sensor to provide a first signal in response to the vehicle approaching the loading dock;
an alarm device mounted at a lower elevation than a lowermost edge defining an opening of the doorway, the alarm device being between a first lateral edge and a second lateral edge of the opening defining the doorway, the alarm device to provide an alarm signal to warn a pedestrian in a path of the approaching vehicle in response to the first signal; and
a signal device mounted adjacent the first lateral edge of the doorway and at a higher elevation relative to the alarm device, the signal device configured to provide a status signal to a driver of the vehicle, the status signal being independent from the alarm signal.

US Pat. No. 10,392,200

APPARATUS FOR DIVIDING HORTICULTURAL PRODUCTS

UNITEC S.P.A., Lugo (IT)...

1. An apparatus for dividing horticultural products, propelled by a fluid for transport from an intake region, connected to an upstream station, to an evacuation region, connected to a downstream station, the apparatus comprising: a supporting frame for a contoured floor, arranged so that a first edge is at said intake region and arranged so that a second edge, arranged opposite said first edge, is at said evacuation region, said contoured floor comprising a plurality of lanes interposed in a parallel arrangement between said regions and have a substantially V-shaped transverse cross-section for a progressive conveyance and alignment of the horticultural products in transit along a bottom of each one of said lanes, and further comprising at least one auxiliary redirection element interposed between a pair of said adjacent lanes, substantially at said second edge, for the conveyance of the transport fluid toward said bottom of said lanes, wherein said at least one auxiliary redirection element comprises a pillar that protrudes from the respective said adjacent lanes, substantially at said second edge, the face of said pillar that is directed toward said lanes having a curvilinear surface configured for the conveyance of the transport fluid towards said bottom of said lanes, and wherein said face has a substantially semi-cylindrical surface.

US Pat. No. 10,392,191

RAPID RELEASE MECHANISM FOR A CURVED BELT CONVEYOR AND A METHOD OF USING THE RAPID RELEASE MECHANISM THEREOF

1. A curved belt conveyor, comprising:a frame;
a first pulley carried by the frame;
a second pulley carried by the frame;
a conveyor belt positioned around the first pulley and the second pulley, wherein the conveyor belt includes a bead fitted to an outer boundary of the conveyor belt;
a plurality of pillars coupled to the frame and positioned around the outer boundary of the conveyor belt with an unobstructed space between adjacent pairs of the plurality of pillars to provide access to an interior region between upper and lower portions of the conveyor belt; and
a pair of opposed roller assemblies positioned on each pillar to cooperatively engage the bead and resist inward tension from the conveyor belt, wherein at least one of the roller assemblies of each pair of roller assemblies is pivotably coupled to its associated pillar for movement between an engaged position and a disengaged position, and includes a holder and a roller rotatably mounted on the holder such that the roller is oriented at a first acute angle with respect to the conveyor belt when the roller assembly is in the engaged position, and wherein the holder pivots about a pivot axis substantially centered on the roller.

US Pat. No. 10,392,187

COUPLER WITH QUICK RELEASE HANDLE AND VALVE ASSEMBLIES

OPW-ENGINEERED SYSTEMS, I...

1. A fluid coupling, comprising:a body having a fluid conduit extending therethrough, the body comprising a through-hole in a side wall thereof and one or more openings through an end wall thereof;
a poppet valve assembly disposed within the fluid conduit, the poppet valve assembly being selectively movable between an open position and a closed position;
a handle shaft assembly interconnected with the poppet valve assembly, the handle shaft assembly being actuatable to move the poppet valve assembly between the open position and the closed position, a portion of the handle shaft assembly extending through the through-hole; and
a retention member that is selectively insertable into the body through the one or more openings to hold the handle shaft assembly in the body.

US Pat. No. 10,392,185

COVER FOR STORAGE TANKS

Grice Energy, LLC, Lone ...

1. A system for covering a liquid in a storage tank and depositing said liquid in said storage tank, comprising:said storage tank having a bottom, an outer wall, and a roof that form an enclosed volume, said storage tank having an access port with a cross sectional area;
said liquid at least partially filling said enclosed volume of said storage tank, said liquid having an upper surface;
a flexible cover having at least one membrane, said flexible cover having an uncompressed cross sectional area larger than said cross sectional area of said access port and a compressed cross sectional area smaller than said cross sectional area of said access port to allow said flexible cover to pass through said access port;
an inset of said flexible cover that defines a space between said flexible cover and said storage tank; and
a conduit having an open upper end and an open lower end, wherein said conduit extends through said storage tank and said space defined by said inset of said flexible cover such that said lower end of said conduit is positioned below said upper surface of said liquid, wherein said lower end of said conduit is offset from said bottom of said storage tank by a predetermined distance, wherein said conduit is configured to deposit liquid from outside said storage tank to below said upper surface of said liquid.

US Pat. No. 10,392,184

CAPSULE AND SYSTEM USING SAME FOR PREPARING A BEVERAGE

Koninklijke Douwe Egberts...

1. A capsule for preparing a predetermined quantity of beverage suitable for consumption using an extractable product, the capsule comprising:a circumferential first wall,
a second wall closing the circumferential first wall at a first end, and
a flexible sheet-shaped perforate and/or porous third wall closing the circumferential first wall at a second, open, end opposite the second wall,
wherein the first, second and third wall enclose an inner space comprising the extractable product,
wherein the third wall forms an outermost boundary of the capsule in an axial direction thereof in use,
wherein the third wall comprises a woven or non-woven filtering material, and
wherein the capsule further comprises a lid seal at least partially removable connected to the third wall for sealing the third wall prior to use.

US Pat. No. 10,392,178

PREPARING BEVERAGES CONTAINING CANNABINOIDS USING BEVERAGE CONTAINERS WITH POLYMER MATRICES

ZEN POTION, INC., Pleasa...

1. A beverage container for preparing a beverage containing cannabinoids, comprising:a hollow container with a first reservoir and a second reservoir distinct from the first reservoir, both the first reservoir and the second reservoir positioned within the hollow container, the first reservoir configured to store an aqueous beverage, the second reservoir sealingly storing one or more polymer matrices that include cannabinoid compounds, the second reservoir preventing an exposure of the one or more polymer matrices to the aqueous beverage prior to the second reservoir being opened, the second reservoir being configured to release the one or more polymer matrices stored in the second reservoir into the aqueous beverage subsequent to the second reservoir being opened, the hollow container defining an opening through which a liquid in the hollow container is allowed to egress from the hollow container; and
a closure sealingly and openably coupled with the opening of the hollow container, the closure operably coupled with the second reservoir such that opening of the closure initiates opening of the second reservoir, the closure sealing the opening of the hollow container and preventing egress, from the hollow container, of the aqueous beverage or the one or more polymer matrices stored in the hollow container prior to the closure being opened, the closure allowing egress of the aqueous beverage and the one or more polymer matrices subsequent to the closure being opened, wherein the hollow container is a bottle, wherein:
the closure includes a cap;
the cap includes an object at least partially located within the cap, the cap having one or more protrusions and/or indentations, adjacent to the opening of the hollow container, on an inner surface of the cap, the one or more protrusions and/or indentations defining a neck having a diameter smaller than a representative dimension of the object, the neck preventing egress, from the beverage container, of the object at least partially located within in the cap, the object being sealingly positioned in contact with the one or more protrusions and/or indentations, preventing egress, from the beverage container, of the aqueous beverage or the cannabinoid compounds stored in the beverage container prior to the closure being opened;
the beverage container includes one or more inner sidewalls of the bottle, one or more inner sidewalls of the cap, an inner bottom surface of the bottle, and a separation layer, positioned inside the beverage container and adjacent to the one or more protrusions and/or indentations, and between the object and the bottom surface;
the first reservoir is defined by the separation layer, the bottom surface, at least a portion of the one or more inner sidewalls of the bottle, and at least a portion of the one or more inner sidewalls of the cap; and
the second reservoir is defined at least by the object, at least a portion of the one or more protrusions and/or indentations, and the separation layer.

US Pat. No. 10,392,176

BUFFER STRUCTURE AND PACKAGING BOX

HKC Corporation Limited, ...

1. A buffer structure, applied to a packaging box of a display panel, the packaging box comprising a box body, wherein the buffer structure comprises:a fixing frame, the fixing frame comprises at least one mounting plate and at least one supporting plate, the mounting plate connects to the box body, and the supporting plate defines an adjusting hole;
at least one adjusting component, the adjusting component comprises at least one adjusting rod, at least one first locking member, and at least one second locking member, the adjusting rod passes through the adjusting hole along the extending direction of the adjusting rod, and comprises a connecting part consistent with the extending direction, the first locking member and the second locking member connect to the connecting part at two sides of the supporting plate, and clamp the supporting plate; and
a buffer member, connected to an end face of the adjusting rod, and located at a side of the second locking member away from the supporting plate, adjusting joint positions of the first locking member and the second locking member on the connecting part to change a space between the supporting plate and the buffer member.

US Pat. No. 10,392,171

CAP AND A METHOD FOR MAKING A SOFT DRINK

EASYSODA FINLAND OY, Esp...

1. A cap for making a beverage in a threaded bottle, the cap comprising an inner cap (1), an outer cap (2) and a flavor container (4), the inner cap (1) having external threads (5), and internal threads (6) that match the threads of the mouth of the bottle and the outer cap (2) having internal threads (7) that match the external threads (5) of the inner cap (1), the cap comprising a first releaser (8) for opening the flavor container (4) into the bottle when the cap is being screwed onto the mouth of the bottle, whereinthe cap comprises a carbon dioxide container (3) and a second releaser (9) for opening the carbon dioxide container (3) into the bottle when the outer cap (2) and the inner cap (1) are being screwed relative to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,392,167

VENTABLE CLOSURE WITH PORT

Nalge Nunc International ...

1. A closure for a labware device defining an interior chamber and having at least one opening in fluid communication with the interior chamber, the closure comprising:a closure body configured to be mounted to the labware device and in fluid communication with the at least one opening, the closure body having a venting region, an outer sidewall and an inner sidewall operably coupled to the outer sidewall by the venting region;
a vent valve mounted within the closure body for upward and downward movement relative to the closure body and defining a space between the closure body and the vent valve, the space defining a path between the closure body and the vent valve for gas exchange between the interior chamber and the exterior of the labware device through the venting region of the closure body, wherein the venting region comprises a plurality of openings in communication with the space and the vent valve includes at least one boss thereon, and the venting region having a shape defining a plurality of positions, each of the plurality of positions being shaped to engage the least one boss of the vent valve; and
a filter positioned within the space and configured to filter contaminants from a gas entering the interior chamber via the path.

US Pat. No. 10,392,166

SQUIRT DISPENSING CLOSURE FOR LIQUID DRINK CONCENTRATE

Silgan Dispensing Systems...

1. A dispensing closure comprising:a closure body;
a cap;
a hinge structure connecting said cap to said closure body, said cap being hingedly movable between a closed position and an open position; and
a flow baffle,
said closure body including
a closure deck,
a tubular dispensing spout having an upper portion extending upwardly from said closure deck and further having a lower portion extending downwardly from said closure deck, said tubular dispensing spout providing a flow conduit from an interior of said closure body to an exterior thereof,
an inner skirt wall extending downwardly from said closure deck encircling said lower portion of said dispensing spout, said inner skirt wall including container mounting formations,
an outer skirt wall extending downwardly from said closure deck, and
an annular shoulder extending downwardly from said closure deck within said inner skirt wall and encircling said lower portion of said dispensing spout,
said flow baffle including
a bottom wall,
a side wall extending upwardly from said bottom wall wherein a peripheral upper edge of said side wall is received in snap fitting engagement with said annular shoulder of said closure body,
a fluid well formed in said bottom wall,
a fluid opening formed on a peripheral edge of said bottom wall,
an arcuate baffling wall extending upwardly from said bottom wall in closely spaced facing relation with said side wall and adjacent said fluid opening and forming a restricted flow gap extending from said fluid opening into an interior of said flow baffle,
a baffling post extending upwardly from within said fluid well, said baffling post having an outer diameter which is less than an interior diameter of said flow conduit of said lower portion of said dispensing spout, said baffling post being received within said flow conduit to form a restricted annular flow passage therebetween.

US Pat. No. 10,392,164

TUBE SQUEEZE DEVICE

NAKASU ELECTRIC CO., LTD....

1. A tube squeeze device for squeezing contents out of a tube, the tube squeeze device comprising:a body;
a handle extending from the body;
an operation lever axially supported by the body via a rotation shaft such that the operation lever is disposed facing the handle, the operation lever being capable of turning in two directions within a prescribed range of movement;
a first gear axially supported by the body via the rotation shaft so as to be capable of rotating;
a one-way clutch for linking the operation lever and the first gear such that the first gear is caused to rotate in a forward direction when the operation lever is turned in the forward direction and such that the first gear is not caused to rotate when the operation lever is turned in a reverse direction;
a second gear axially supported by the body so as to be capable of rotating and so as to mesh with the first gear;
a main roller joined with the second gear so as to rotate synchronously with the second gear; and
an auxiliary roller that follows the rotation of the main roller and squeezes the tube together with the main roller,
wherein the rotation shaft is movably supported by an elongate hole provided in the body, whereby the rotation shaft is movable along a longitudinal axis of the elongate hole from a meshing position in which the first gear and the second gear mesh with each other to an idle position in which the first gear and the second gear are separate from each other, and
wherein when the operation lever turns in the forward direction in a state where the rotation of the main roller in the forward direction is restricted, the rotation shaft moves from the meshing position to the idle position, such that the first gear idles relative to the second gear.

US Pat. No. 10,392,154

PROCEDURE FOR MANUFACTURING A LAMINATED PACKAGE FOR SOLID PRODUCTS IN POWDER OR GRAIN FORM, AS WELL AS A PACKAGE OBTAINED BY THIS PROCEDURE

Lubuag Ltd., Sea Port, V...

1. A laminated package for solid products in powder or grain form, comprising a die-pressed coil of printed and laminated material which defines an outer shape of a template of the package, a window at a top of one side of the package, an opening injected-plastic dispensing mouth positioned in the window, a set of main stiffening notches set in front and rear faces of the package, at least one further window in said package, and at least one valve for loading inert gas and evacuating air contained in the package, positioned in the at least one further window.

US Pat. No. 10,392,141

BAG FORMING DEVICE AND PACKAGING MACHINE COMPRISING THE SAME

DONGGUAN FOISON PACKING M...

1. A bag forming device, comprising at least two bag forming units, each bag forming unit being provided for passing through a packaging film, wherein each bag forming unit comprises a deflection element and a folding element, the folding element comprises a forming tube, the forming tubes of the bag forming units are arranged in a first direction in sequence; the deflection element comprises a first transition element, an inclined transition portion that is arranged above the first transition element, and a second transition element, and the first transition element and the second transition element are distributed in a width direction of the deflection element with the second transition element being closer to the folding element than the first transition element, a front end surface of the inclined transition portion is provided as an inclined transition surface which is in an inclined arrangement, whereinin one bag forming unit, the deflection element, the first transition element, the inclined transition portion, the second transition element, the folding element and the forming tubes in the folding element are configured and arranged such that:
the packaging film is moved from rear of the deflection element to front of the deflection element in a second direction, and when the packaging film is moved around the deflection element, the packaging film moves along the following moving route: from front of the deflection element where the inclined transition surface is located, to one of two side ends of the deflection element where the first transition element is located, to the other side end of the two side ends of the deflection element where the second transition element is located after passing through the first transition element, and then moves downward parallel and opposite to a height direction of the defection element after passing through the second transition element, wherein the two side ends are left side end and right side end of the deflection element and are distributed in the width direction of the deflection element, and more than one film moving positions are provided in the deflection element in the moving route for passing through of the packaging film to make deflection of the packaging film sequentially, the film moving positions include the inclined transition surface, an outer side surface of the first transition element, and an outer side surface of the second transition element, for successive passing of the packaging film;
wherein the outer side surface of the second transition element and the outer side surface of the first transition element are distributed in the width direction of the deflection element;
wherein from a side end of the inclined transition surface that is close to the outer side surface of the first transition element, to a side end of the inclined transition surface that is close to the outer side surface of the second transition element, the inclined transition surface gradually leans backward;
when the packaging film is moved through the folding element, the packaging film is folded longitudinally, and longitudinal openings of the packaging films after longitudinal folding all face towards the first direction, and the packaging film moves along an axial direction of the forming tube when the packaging film is moving through the forming tube, and
wherein the height direction of the deflection element is perpendicular to the first direction and the second direction is perpendicular to the first direction and the height direction of the deflection element.

US Pat. No. 10,392,116

DE-ICING SYSTEM FOR AIRCRAFT

SAFRAN AEROSYSTEMS, Plai...

1. A de-icing system for an aircraft surface, comprising:at least one recess created in the surface, the recess comprising a plurality of unitary cells that are bounded and separated from other cells by a pattern of protrusions within the recess that divides the recess into the plurality of unitary cells,
each cell in the plurality of cells in fluid communication with a port system for separately delivering a vacuum and a pressurized fluid to each cell;
a single erosion shield covering the recess, wherein the single erosion shield is shared in common by the plurality of unitary cells,
wherein each unitary cell in the plurality of unitary cells is formed as a cavity, the cavity defined at its base by the aircraft surface, defined at one or more sides by the protrusions, and defined at its upper surface by its portion of the erosion shield,
wherein application of pressurized fluid to a first unitary cell in the plurality of unitary cells creates a pulse in the erosion shield, creating a pattern of multiple undulating waved pulses across the erosion shield.

US Pat. No. 10,392,114

AIRCRAFT SEATING ASSEMBLY

ENCORE SEATS, INC., Alis...

1. An aircraft seating assembly for installation in an aircraft, the assembly comprising:a back support; and
a retention system coupled to the back support, the retention system configured to retain an object in place by clamping a lower portion of the object, the retention system comprising:
a base member; and
a clamp member rotatably coupled to the base member at a lower portion of the base member;
wherein the retention system is configured to clamp a front surface of the lower portion of the object and a back surface of the lower portion of the object between the base member and the clamp member to retain the object in place.

US Pat. No. 10,392,106

TILTROTOR PROPULSION SYSTEM FOR AN AIRCRAFT

General Electric Company,...

1. An aircraft comprising:a fuselage extending between a forward end and an aft end;
a forward wing assembly attached to or formed integrally with the fuselage proximate the forward end of the fuselage;
an aft wing assembly attached to or formed integrally with the fuselage proximate the aft end of the fuselage; and
a propulsion system comprising
a port forward propulsor and a starboard forward propulsor, the port and starboard forward propulsors each attached to the forward wing assembly on opposing sides of the fuselage and rotatable between a forward thrust position and a vertical thrust position, the port and starboard forward propulsors together defining a maximum forward thrust capability; and
a port aft propulsor and a starboard aft propulsor, the port and starboard aft propulsors each attached to the aft wing assembly on opposing sides of the fuselage and rotatable between a forward thrust position and a vertical thrust position, the port and starboard aft propulsors together defining a maximum aft thrust capability, the maximum forward thrust capability being different than the maximum aft thrust capability, and wherein the maximum forward thrust capability is greater than the maximum aft thrust capability.

US Pat. No. 10,392,089

CONTRA-ROTATING PROPULSOR FOR MARINE PROPULSION

MICHIGAN MARINE PROPULSIO...

1. A system for providing propulsion to a marine vessel, the system comprising:a rotatable armature defining a first longitudinal axis;
a rotatable carrier surrounding the armature;
a plurality of outer field windings mounted to the carrier;
an internal output shaft coupled to the armature;
an external output shaft coupled to the carrier surrounding the internal output shaft;
a forward propulsor element coupled to the external output shaft;
an aft propulsor element coupled to the internal output shaft; and
at least one rotation altering element coupled to at least one of the carrier or the armature and being selectively activatable for altering the rotational speeds of the carrier and the armature.

US Pat. No. 10,392,088

WING FOR THE PROPULSION OF A VEHICLE

CWS MOREL, Paris (FR)

1. A wing for the propulsion of a craft, comprising:an external envelope; and
at least one profile structure surrounded by the external envelope, the profile structure comprising:
an articulated internal structure having a longitudinal orientation relative to the profile structure and composed of a plurality of elements articulated to one another through rotating links;
an assembly of controllers to control a deformation of the external envelope, each controller is rotatably mounted with respect to the internal structure and is rotatably mounted with respect to the external envelope through at least one rotating link, movements of the external envelope and each controller are linked to each other such that the external envelope cannot move independent of said each controller; and
wherein each controller comprises at least one curved surface configured to orient a curvature of the external envelope locally between said each controller and an adjacent controller.

US Pat. No. 10,392,070

SYSTEM FOR ASSISTING IN DRIVING A BICYCLE BY SENDING A HAPTIC FEEDBACK TO A CYCLIST

Blubrake S.r.l., Milan (...

1. System for assisting in driving a bicycle by sending a haptic feedback to a cyclist, comprising:means for detecting the current value of a target quantity (q; v);
a memory module wherein an optimal profile of said target quantity is stored or storable, as a function of a spatial position (x) of the bicycle along a predetermined path, or as a function of time (t), configured for supplying an optimal value of the target quantity (qmax; vmax) corresponding to the current spatial position (x) of the bicycle along the predetermined path or corresponding to the current instant (t);
a comparator module configured for determining a quantity representative of the error (eq; ev) between said current value of the target quantity (q; v) and said optimal value of the target quantity (qmax; vmax) supplied by the memory module;
an actuator applicable to a portion of the bicycle, suitable for generating vibrations;
a control module configured for determining a vibration frequency (f) of the actuator, based on said error (eq; ev) between the current (q; v) and the optimal values (qmax; vmax) of the target quantity and for generating a command signal of the actuator so that the actuator vibrates at said vibration frequency (f), wherein said vibration implements the haptic feedback to the cyclist,
wherein said quantity representative of the error between the current value of the target quantity (q; v) and the optimal value of the target quantity (qmax; vmax) is calculated by the comparator module, based on the following relation:
eq=(qmax?q)/qmax
wherein:
q is the current value of the target quantity;
qmax is the optimal value of the target quantity, and
wherein said vibration frequency (f) is settable by the control module between a maximum value (fmax) and a value equal to 0, so that:
the vibration frequency (f) is equal to the maximum frequency (fmax) if the current value of the target quantity (q, v) is greater than the optimal value of the target quantity (qmax; vmax);
the vibration frequency (f) gradually or instantaneously decreases as the current value of the target quantity (q, v) decreases in comparison with the optimal value of the target quantity (qmax; vmax), until it becomes zero when the target quantity error (eq) reaches a threshold value eq* in the range 0-1.

US Pat. No. 10,392,064

ASSEMBLY FOR STORING BICYCLES

PFL SPACES PTY LTD, Bris...

1. An assembly for storing two bicycles each having a front wheel, a rear wheel, and a frame that has a seat post with a seat and a goose neck that is connected to the front wheel and handle bars, the assembly including:at least one fixed rail; and
a support frame on which the bicycles can be loaded in an elevated position above the ground with one of the bicycles on opposite sides of the fixed rail, wherein the support frame has a carriage that is arranged to travel along the rail that allows the support frame to move between a forward advanced position for loaded and unloading the bicycle from the support frame, and a rearward retracted position for storing the bicycle, and the support frame is configured so as to protrude beyond the rail when the support frame is located in the forward advanced position which facilitates a user loading the bicycle onto the support frame without obstruction from the rail, and wherein the support frame has support brackets that are fixedly connected to opposite sides of the support frame and extend outwardly at a forward end and at a rearward end of the support frame, wherein the support brackets include:
first support brackets that are fixed on opposite sides of the support frame, and the first support brackets extend above the rail and receive the goose neck of the bicycles so that the handle bars rest on the first support bracket with the handle bars above the rail,
second support brackets that are fixed on the opposite sides of the support frame, and receive the seat post so that the underside of the seats of the bicycles rest on the second support bracket,
and in which the support brackets at the forward end of the support frame are at different heights to each other, and the support brackets at the rearward end of the support frame are at different heights to each other for minimizing the likelihood for bicycles to clash.

US Pat. No. 10,392,063

MANUFACTURING PLANT, CONVEYING SYSTEM AND METHOD

KUKA SYSTEMS GMBH, Augsb...

1. A method for manufacturing workpieces in a manufacturing plant, the method comprising the steps of:providing the manufacturing plant with a plurality of manufacturing stations and with a conveying system for conveying the workpieces within the manufacturing plant and between the manufacturing stations;
providing each of the manufacturing stations with a modular configuration, with each modular configuration comprising one or more integrated manufacturing cells, with each of the one or more manufacturing cells having a process area comprising a workpiece receiving device and comprising a plurality of industrial robots arranged adjacent to the workpiece receiving device for processing the received workpiece;
conveying the workpiece with the conveying system on a conveying path network comprising a plurality of conveying paths connected to one another and intersecting one another and by means of a conveying device with a plurality of automatic conveying devices that are movable automatically as driverless, programmed and remote-controlled conveying devices, on the conveying paths in a conveying line system comprising a plurality of conveying lines of the conveying system, wherein the conveying paths are connected crosswise and form a branched conveying path network wherein the conveying paths extend along and between the manufacturing stations;
configuring the conveying paths as floor based travel paths that are connected to the plurality of manufacturing stations arranged in a station matrix with the automatic conveying devices each being configured as floor-mounted and self-steering vehicles with contactless guidance;
providing each of the manufacturing stations with an interface arrangement, wherein each interface arrangement comprises a conveying line connection with at least one of the conveying paths in the conveying line system for transferring workpieces between the manufacturing station and one of the automatic conveying devices and with each interface arrangement comprising an input interface located at a spaced location from or spatially combined with a functionally separate output interface with the input interface connected to at least one of the plurality of conveying lines and with the output interface connected to at least a different one of the plurality of conveying lines;
providing each of the automatic conveying devices or each of the interface arrangements with a changing device and transferring one or more workpieces or one or more workpiece carriers between the automatic conveying devices and the manufacturing stations with the changing device;
providing each of the manufacturing stations with an internal conveying logistics comprising one or more industrial, multiaxial, handling robots conveying between the one or more cells, the input interface and the output interface; and
providing each of the manufacturing stations with a station barrier extending peripherally on an outside of each respective manufacturing station.

US Pat. No. 10,392,059

TRACKED VEHICLE SUSPENSION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

DELVE INTERNATIONAL INC.,...

1. A tracked vehicle having a pivotable suspension, the vehicle comprising:a vehicle frame;
a motor configured to produce power for the vehicle;
a left track assembly and a right track assembly each connected to the frame, the left and right track assemblies each comprising:
a drive wheel configured to be driven by the motor;
an endless track configured to be driven by the drive wheel, the endless track having an outer side and an inner side;
a base member attached to the vehicle frame, the base member being elongated to extend along a length of the inner side of the endless track;
a bogie positioned on the inner side of the endless track;
a support wheel attached to the bogie and configured to roll on the inner side of the endless track;
a strut connected to the base member and connected to the bogie, the strut being pivotable relative to the base member;
a shock absorber connected to the base member and connected to the strut, the shock absorber being pivotable relative to the base member.

US Pat. No. 10,392,032

SIDE GLAZING FOR MEANS OF TRANSPORT FIXED FROM THE OUTSIDE

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A fixed side glazing for a means of transport, said glazing comprising:a glazed element having an exterior face that faces an exterior space, an interior face which faces an interior space, and a peripheral edge face,
at least one mounting plate having an exterior face situated facing the interior face of said glazed element, an interior face oriented toward said interior space, and a peripheral edge face, and said exterior face of said mounting plate being bonded to said interior face of said glazed element by means of a layer of glue,
a peripheral profiled strip, situated at least partly on said interior face and further toward the periphery of said interior face of said glazed element than said mounting plate,
a threaded rod which extends substantially perpendicular to said interior face of said glazed element and in the direction of said interior space,
wherein said mounting plate has a hole passing all the way through and opening onto the exterior face and onto the interior face of the mounting plate and said glazed element has at least one hole passing all the way through and opening onto the exterior face and onto the interior face of the glazed element, said hole in the glazed element being coaxial with said hole in said mounting plate.

US Pat. No. 10,392,029

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR THE OUTPUT OF HAPTIC INFORMATION TO THE DRIVER OF A MOTOR VEHICLE VIA THE BRAKE PEDAL

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A method comprising:ascertaining, by a processor and based on signals of an environment-sensor system, imminence of a traffic situation that poses a potential risk to a motor vehicle; and
modifying, by the processor, during a driving of the motor vehicle, independent of a driver input, and in response to the ascertained imminence of the traffic situation, a characteristic of a brake pedal of the motor vehicle, thereby providing haptic information to a driver of the motor vehicle, wherein the pedal characteristic describes the correlation between a counterforce quantity that characterizes a counterforce acting on the driver's foot through the brake pedal, and a pedal-travel quantity that characterizes a pedal travel of the brake pedal;
ascertaining a brake force that is optimal for managing the imminent traffic situation;
determining that a brake force applied by the driver is less than the ascertained optimal brake force; and
based on determining that the brake force applied by the driver is less than the ascertained optimal brake force, modifying the pedal characteristic in a manner by which the counterforce of the brake pedal acting on the driver's foot through the brake pedal is reduced.

US Pat. No. 10,392,027

DRIVING ASSISTANCE CONTROL APPARATUS

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A driving assistance control apparatus comprising:a control unit that alternately switches to an operation mode that is either of a driving assistance mode that is an operation mode in which driving assistance is performed, driving assistance being that in which a portion or all of driving operations related to traveling of an own vehicle is automatically performed, and a manual driving mode that is an operation mode in which traveling is performed based on a driving operation by a driver without driving assistance being performed; and
a user interface unit that is configured to alternately designate, by input from the driver, an automatic switching mode in which switching between the driving assistance mode and the manual driving mode is autonomously performed, a manual-on mode in which the driving assistance mode is designated to be turned on by input from the driver, and a manual-off mode in which the driving assistance mode is designated to be turned off by input from the driver, wherein
the control unit determines whether or not execution of driving assistance is permitted at a current time, based on a predetermined determination index related to whether or not execution of driving assistance is possible, with or without a designation of the automatic switching mode or the manual-on mode on the user interface unit,
the control unit executes the driving assistance mode when the execution of driving assistance is permitted by the control unit and executes the manual driving mode when the execution of driving assistance is determined to not be permitted by the control unit, under a condition that the automatic switching mode is designated by the user interface unit,
the control unit executes the driving assistance mode when a switch for designating the manual-on mode is operated by the user interface unit, under a condition that the execution of driving assistance is permitted by the control unit, and
the user interface unit does not receive input that designates the manual-on mode when the execution of driving assistance is determined to not be permitted by the control unit, and receives input that designates the automatic switching mode even when the execution of driving assistance is determined to not be permitted by the control unit.

US Pat. No. 10,392,023

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING WHETHER A TRAILER IS ATTACHED TO A VEHICLE

JAGUAR LAND ROVER LIMITED...

1. A system for determining whether a trailer is attached to a vehicle, the system comprising:an electronic processor for receiving pitch data indicative of the pitch of the vehicle, wherein the pitch data comprises, or is used to calculate, a pitch frequency of the vehicle when in motion,
an electronic memory device electrically coupled to the electronic processor and having instructions stored therein,
wherein the electronic processor is configured to access the memory device and execute the instructions stored therein such that the electronic processor is operable to:
calculate a pitch profile of the vehicle from the pitch frequency, and
determine from the pitch profile whether a trailer is attached to the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,392,013

COLLISION DETECTION AND AVOIDANCE SYSTEM

1. A collision avoidance system comprising:an image projection system interfaced to an index vehicle and the image projection system configured to project an image on a roadway behind the index vehicle;
one or more sensors interfaced to the index vehicle;
a computer, the computer having preprogrammed data regarding the index vehicle, the computer interfaced to the one or more sensors, obtaining sensor data from the one or more sensors, and the computer operatively coupled to the image projection system for controlling projection of the image;
the computer operatively configured to execute software that operates the computer to iteratively calculate a size of a safety zone based upon the preprogrammed data and the sensor data, the software operates the computer to control the image projection system to project the image on the roadway behind the index vehicle that is the size of the safety zone; and
wherein a collision is detected when the rate of change of the size of the safety zone exceeds a predetermined value that corresponds to an acceleration or a deceleration of greater than 1.1 g.

US Pat. No. 10,392,001

EFFICIENT ACCELERATION SEMI-AUTONOMOUS FEATURE

1. A system for controlling a vehicle to accelerate efficiently, comprising:a power source configured to generate power to propel the vehicle;
a speed sensor configured to detect a current speed of the vehicle;
a camera configured to detect image data corresponding to a current roadway;
a global positioning system (GPS) sensor configured to detect location data corresponding to a current location of the vehicle; and
an electronic control unit (ECU) coupled to the power source, the speed sensor, the camera, and the GPS sensor, and configured to:
determine a target vehicle speed that is greater than the current speed of the vehicle based on at least one of the image data or the location data,
calculate an energy-efficient acceleration pattern to accelerate the vehicle from the current speed to the target vehicle speed based on a goal to minimize energy usage of the power source, and
control the power source to accelerate the vehicle from the current speed to the target vehicle speed using the energy-efficient acceleration pattern when an efficiency of the energy-efficient acceleration pattern is at least an energy threshold percentage above a previous efficiency of a previously performed acceleration pattern for a same location.

US Pat. No. 10,391,992

BRAKING METHOD FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE AND CONTROL DEVICE FOR A BRAKING METHOD

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A braking method for a vehicle comprising at least one front wheel and at least one rear wheel, wherein a front hydraulically actuatable brake is provided at the at least one front wheel and a rear hydraulically actuatable brake is provided at the at least one rear wheel, and an automatic parking brake is provided at the at least one rear wheel, the method comprising:an initiation phase, including:
generating a first braking force at the at least one front wheel by a hydraulic brake pressure present at the front hydraulically actuatable brake, and
generating a second braking force at the at least one rear wheel exclusively by an electrical actuator of the automatic parking brake while generating the first braking force at the at least one front wheel by the hydraulic brake pressure.

US Pat. No. 10,391,973

VEHICLE ACCESS CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD

SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORA...

1. A vehicle access and control system comprising:an activation system;
a vehicle control system;
a communication system provided in the vehicle;
a computer system mounted in the vehicle; and
a vehicle access control system including a processor, a non-volatile memory, and a set of instructions stored on the non-volatile memory, the set of instructions, when executed by the processor, causing the processor to:
receive at least two user specific identification inputs;
access a user profile associated with the at least two user specific identification inputs;
determine, from the user profile, system permissions associated with at least two user specific identification inputs; and
manage access to one or more of the activation system, vehicle control system, communication system, and the computer system based on the system permissions.

US Pat. No. 10,391,970

SEAT BELT ASSEMBLY

FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES,...

1. A seat assembly comprising:a seat back;
a headrest adjustably coupled to the seat back, the headrest defining a first guide passage and a second guide passage each extending through the headrest;
a retractor;
a belt extending continuously from a first end to a second end, the first end engaged with the retractor, the belt having a looped portion from the first guide passage to the second guide passage, the belt extending from the looped portion through the first guide passage to the first end and extending from the looped portion through the second guide passage to the second end;
a pair of clips slidably engaged with the looped portion; and
a pair of buckles releasably engageable with the pair of clips.

US Pat. No. 10,391,969

HEAT-RESISTANCE INCREASING FABRIC SHEET FOR AIRBAG

TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD., ...

1. A heat-resistance increasing fabric sheet for an airbag that is deployed and inflated by inflation gas discharged from a gas outlet portion of an inflator, whereina plurality of members constituting the airbag includes a plurality of direct injection gas contacting members, which contact the inflation gas,
at least one of the direct injection gas contacting members is defined as a member subjected to an increase in heat resistance,
the heat-resistance increasing fabric sheet is configured to increase a heat resistance of the member subjected to an increase in heat resistance,
the heat-resistance increasing fabric sheet comprising:
a base fabric sheet, which is made of cotton fibers and arranged between the member subjected to an increase in heat resistance and the gas outlet portion;
a heat-resistant layer, which is made of aluminum foil laminated on a surface of the base fabric sheet that faces the gas outlet portion; and
a top coat layer, which is made of a plastic film laminated on a surface of the heat-resistant layer that faces the gas outlet portion.

US Pat. No. 10,391,967

ROOF AIRBAG APPARATUS

HYUNDAI MOBIS CO., LTD., ...

1. A roof airbag apparatus for a vehicle, comprising:a gas injector configured to inject gas;
a tether guide disposed along a longitudinal direction of a roof of the vehicle;
a chamber part connected to the tether guide, and configured to deploy by gas from the gas injector; and
a chamber moving part installed in the chamber part, and configured to move the chamber part when pressed by the gas,
wherein the chamber part comprises:
a first chamber connected to the tether guide, and configured to deploy by the gas, and
a second chamber connected to the first chamber, wherein the second chamber is configured to receive the gas via the first chamber and deploy by the gas,
wherein the first chamber comprises:
a first chamber introduction part configured to receive the gas from the gas injector;
a first deployment part having one end in fluid communication with the first chamber introduction part to receive the gas from the first chamber introduction part, wherein the first deployment part is connected to the tether guide and configured to deploy along a longitudinal direction of the tether guide;
a side discharge part in fluid communication with the other end of the first deployment part and the second chamber, wherein the side discharge part is configured to receive the gas from the first deployment part and transfer the gas to the second chamber; and
a guide tab connected to one side of the first deployment part, and having the tether guide movably inserted therein.

US Pat. No. 10,391,957

INTEGRATED POWER DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM FOR A VEHICLE

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A vehicle power distribution system, comprising:a battery having a nominal voltage;
electric loads, each load being associated with a rated voltage; and
an integrated circuit coupled to the battery and comprising:
a processor configured to generate a switching signal; and
solid-state circuitry blocks respectively coupled to the electric loads, the solid-state circuitry blocks comprising a first block comprising:
a controller configured to turn-off the electric load coupled to the first block in response to the switching signal; and
a resettable electronic fuse configured to supply the rated voltage associated with the electric load coupled to the block.

US Pat. No. 10,391,956

VOLTAGE DISCONNECTION OF A HIGH-VOLTAGE VEHICLE

AUDI AG, Ingolstadt (DE)...

1. A method for securing a high-voltage onboard electric grid operated in a range of at least 300 V up to 400 V of a motor vehicle for repair or maintenance work on the motor vehicle, comprising:during or after a disconnection of the high-voltage onboard grid from voltage, in which an energy inflow from an energy supply device into the high-voltage onboard grid is interrupted,
blocking with a control device configured to generate control signals the energy inflow of the energy supply device or an energy inflow of at least one other energy supply device into the onboard electric grid, said other energy supply device comprising an electric generator;
implementing a communication device including a communication module connected to an OBD-bus, said communication device being configured to transmit the control signals to a communication interface of the motor vehicle; and
determining whether a charging plug for charging the energy supply device is inserted, and when the charging plug is inserted, suspending the voltage disconnection until the charging plug is pulled out and issuing a warning,
wherein the blocking of the energy inflow of the electric generator is accomplished in at least three ways,
a first way in which a motor control unit of an internal combustion engine coupled with the electric generator is deactivated,
a second way in which a voltage output of the generator is short-circuited, and
a third way in which a shaft for driving the generator is arrested by means of an electric hydraulic brake of the motor vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,391,955

ELECTRICAL JUNCTION BOX

Sumitomo Wiring Systems, ...

1. An electrical junction box comprising:a main body casing in which a circuit is accommodated; and
an electric-wire mounting section to which a terminal section of an electric wire is mounted;
wherein the electric-wire mounting section includes: an accommodation section that can be opened so as to allow accommodation of the terminal section of the electric wire, and in which a connection section to which the terminal section of the electric wire is electrically connected is arranged; an electric-wire holding cover that can be opened and closed, and is configured to cover the accommodation section; and a main cover that can be opened and closed,
while being closed, the electric-wire holding cover engages the electric wire that has not yet been connected to the connection section, keeping the electric wire from being dislodged from the accommodation section, and forms an opening area through which an operation for connecting the terminal section of the electric wire to the connection section can be performed, and the main cover is configured to cover the opening area and the electric-wire holding cover when the main cover is closed.

US Pat. No. 10,391,954

VEHICLE TRIM PORTION CONNECTION BRACKET

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A vehicle trim portion connection bracket comprising:a first flange having a connecting portion configured to be coupled to a trim portion;
a second flange configured to be coupled to a support member of a vehicle, wherein the support member is configured to be coupled to a body of the vehicle; and
a relief slot provided in the first flange and configured to reduce a load required to deform the connecting portion relative to a remaining portion of the first flange, such that the connecting portion deforms without disrupting the coupling between the vehicle trim portion connection bracket and the support member.

US Pat. No. 10,391,949

STACKABLE CONTAINER ASSEMBLY

BOMBARDIER RECREATIONAL P...

1. A container comprising:a container body having a top surface and a bottom surface;
an attachment base adapted for connecting the container to a vehicle, the attachment base being removably attached to the bottom surface; and
a fixture assembly adapted for receiving an accessory container, the fixture assembly being separately formed from and attached to the top surface,
the fixture assembly including:
a fixture plate; and
at least one anchor fixture connected to the fixture plate.

US Pat. No. 10,391,945

RAMP BRACKET

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A ramp bracket assembly, comprising:a vertically-oriented mounting plate spaced away and fixedly connected to a vertically-oriented support plate by first and second connection members extending between the support plate and the mounting plate, the mounting plate having a slot and a moveable key member slidably secured within the slot that engages a mounting bracket connectable to a vehicle sidewall; and
a retaining channel fixedly connected to the support plate and selectively receiving a ramp.

US Pat. No. 10,391,943

VEHICLE LAMP ASSEMBLY

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A vehicle mirror assembly, comprising:a housing on a side of a vehicle and operable between a deployed position and a folded position; and
a lamp assembly in the housing having a first light source configured to direct light rearwardly of the housing and a second light source configured to direct light forwardly of the housing, wherein the housing is configured to move from the deployed position to the folded position when an object is detected, wherein the lamp assembly illuminates a substantial area of the side of the vehicle when the housing is in the folded position, and wherein the lamp assembly illuminates a greater portion of the side of the vehicle in the folded position than in the deployed position.

US Pat. No. 10,391,937

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETECTING A PEDESTRIAN BY A VEHICLE DURING NIGHT DRIVING

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. An apparatus for detecting a pedestrian by a vehicle during night driving, comprising:a first camera being a charge coupled device (CCD) camera configured to take a first image that is a color image including color information of a vicinity of the vehicle during night driving;
a second camera being an infrared camera configured to take a second image that is a far-infrared image including thermal distribution information of the vicinity of the vehicle;
an image matcher configured to match the first image and the second image;
a pedestrian detector configured to detect a non-pedestrian area by using an area in which a color value is more than a reference value from the first image including the color information of the vicinity of the vehicle during night driving, and detect a pedestrian area in the second image excluding the detected non-pedestrian area and including the thermal distribution information of the vicinity of the vehicle by using a feature detection and learning algorithm; and
a display configured to display the first image including the pedestrian area of the second image,
wherein the image matcher calculates a real coordinate of an object from a coordinate of the first image by using inside and outside parameters of the first camera and a real distance between a virtual starting point and the object,
wherein the image matcher calculates a corresponding coordinate of the second image corresponding to the coordinate of the first image by using the real coordinate of the object, inside and outside parameters of the second camera, and the real distance, and
wherein the virtual starting point is a central point between points representing locations of the first and second cameras, in which a vertical line from the points of the first camera and the second camera and planes of the first image and the second image meet.

US Pat. No. 10,391,936

VEHICULAR LIGHTING DEVICE

KOITO MANUFACTURING CO., ...

1. A vehicular lighting device comprising:a light source;
a photosensor structured to receive light from the light source;
a preamplifier structured to amplify an output of the photosensor, so as to generate a detection signal that indicates an amount of received light; and
a lighting circuit structured to drive the light source based on at least the output of the preamplifier; wherein
the photosensor and the preamplifier are mounted on a single sub-base member that is separate from a base member on which the lighting circuit is mounted, and
the single sub-base member and the lighting circuit are coupled via a signal line via which a signal that corresponds to the output of the preamplifier is transmitted, and via a power supply line via which a power supply voltage is supplied from the lighting circuit to the single sub-base member.

US Pat. No. 10,391,934

METHOD FOR GENERATING A HORN ACTUATION SIGNAL USING A LOAD CELL FOR A STEERING WHEEL AND RELATED APPARATUS

AUTOLIV DEVELOPMENT AB, ...

1. A method for generating a horn actuation signal using a load cell being placed inside a steering wheel, the load cell changing its electrical resistance when being strained or deformed by a force transmitting part of the steering wheel, such that the load cell changes the resistance when an external force is applied to the force transmitting part, the method comprising;providing a measurement of an actual voltage Va depending on the resistance of the load cell,
generating the horn actuation signal based on the measurement of the actual voltage Va,
further wherein the actual voltage Va depends in addition to the resistance of the load cell on an adjustable voltage Vad generated by an adjustable voltage generation unit,
comparing the result of the measurement of the actual voltage Va is cyclically compared to a defined value, and
cyclically adjusting the adjustable voltage Vad in response to the difference between the result of the measurement of the actual voltage Va and the defined value when no horn actuation signal is generated,
such that closed loop control for the actual voltage Va is provided.

US Pat. No. 10,391,933

ILLUMINATION APPARATUS, VEHICLE COMPONENT AND VEHICLE

1. An illumination device, comprising:at least one illuminant for emitting light; and
an optical reflection unit, comprising:
at least one reflective surface; and
at least one surface comprising at least one mask,
wherein the optical reflection unit is configured to receive the light emitted from the at least one illuminant and project at least one of an image, a symbol, a logo, a pattern, and a legend on a projection surface, and
wherein the at least one reflective surface comprises at least two reflective surfaces, each or the at least two reflective surfaces on opposite sides of the optical reflection unit.

US Pat. No. 10,391,931

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING ENHANCED PASSENGER USE OF AN AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A method for managing a passenger's interaction with an autonomous vehicle, comprising:identifying the passenger prior to entering the autonomous vehicle, where the passenger is identified with a sensor onboard the autonomous vehicle;
determining an appropriate recognition indicator for an external LED lighting system to identify the autonomous vehicle for the passenger;
selecting an optimum vehicle entry point for the passenger based on the presence of any entry obstacles for the passenger, where an entry obstacles is located in proximity to the vehicle such that the entry obstacle is an impediment to the passenger entering the vehicle;
selecting an optimum vehicle exit point for the passenger based on the presence of an exit obstacle for the passenger, where the exit obstacle is located in proximity to the vehicle such that the exit obstacle is an impediment to the passenger exiting the vehicle; and
illuminating the exit obstacle with the external LED lighting system for the passenger upon exiting the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,391,930

VEHICULAR LAMP AND VEHICULAR EXTERIOR REAR VIEW DEVICE

Koito Manufacturing Co., ...

1. A vehicular lamp comprising:a light guide body including a light-transmitting member and a non light-transmitting member, the light-transmitting member and the non light-transmitting member being formed together as a two-color molded rod having a first end and an opposing second end; and
a light source configured to introduce light to the light-transmitting member,
wherein the light guide body has a curved portion,
the light-transmitting member has at least one reflective step formed on a first surface thereof, which contacts and covers a portion of the non light-transmitting member, so as to emit the light of the light source from a second surface of the light-transmitting member, which is opposite the first surface, and
the second surface is exposed outside a vehicle body on which the vehicular lamp is mounted.

US Pat. No. 10,391,926

LANE ADAPTIVE LAMP CONTROL APPARATUS AND METHOD

HYUNDAI MOBIS CO., LTD., ...

1. A lane adaptive lamp control apparatus for a vehicle, the apparatus comprising:a lane sensor configured to sense lane information of a road on which the vehicle is traveling, the road comprising a first lane, a second lane and a third lane, the first lane being immediately next to a center dividing line of the road, the second lane being immediately next to the first lane to the right, the third lane being immediately next to the second lane to the right;
a lane determiner configured to determine which lane of the road the vehicle is traveling among the first lane, the second lane and the third lane of the road using the lane information sensed through the lane sensor; and
a lamp controller configured to control a headlamp of the vehicle based upon which lane of the road the vehicle is traveling such that:
when determined that the vehicle is traveling on the first lane, the headlamp turns off a first turning-off zone of a light beam from the headlamp,
when determined that the vehicle is traveling on the second lane, the headlamp turns off a second turning-off zone of the light beam from the headlamp, and
when determined that the vehicle is traveling on the third lane, the headlamp turns off a third turning-off zone of the light beam from the headlamp,
wherein the first, second and third turning-off zones of the light beam are located at an upper left corner of the light beam, wherein the first turning-off zone is greater than and encompasses the second turning-off zone, wherein the second turning-off zone is greater than and encompasses the third turning-off zone.

US Pat. No. 10,391,925

VEHICLE HEADLIGHT WITH A PLURALITY OF INNER NON SPHERICAL LENSES TRANSMITTING LIGHT FROM A HIGH BEAM AND A LOW BEAM LIGHT SOURCE

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

1. A headlight structure of a saddled vehicle, comprising a headlight, wherein the headlight is mounted on the saddled vehicle in use, the headlight including a housing, a low-beam light source and a high-beam light source each formed of a light emitting diode that is housed in the housing and radiates light, a control board that has a circuit and that controls lighting from the low-beam light source and the high-beam light source, and a non-spherical inner lens, for the low-beam light source, that is provided in the housing and allows a light beam emitted from the low-beam light source to be transmitted through the non-spherical inner lens for the low-beam light source, a non-spherical inner lens, for the high-beam light source, that is provided in the housing and allows light beam emitted from the high-beam light source to be transmitted through the non-spherical inner lens for the high-beam light source, whereinthe control board is separately provided from the low-beam light source and the high-beam light source,
at least part of the control board is disposed at a rear side of the non-spherical inner lens for the low-beam light source, which is configured to be constantly lit during travelling of the saddled vehicle, and wherein the non-spherical inner lens for the low-beam light source and at least part of the control board overlap with each other in a front-rear direction.

US Pat. No. 10,391,923

AUTOMOTIVE EXTERIOR LAMP ASSEMBLY WITH CHARGE PORT

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A vehicle comprising:a battery charger;
an exterior lamp assembly including an illumination source, and an electrical port electrically connected with the battery charger and configured to be electrically connected with an electrical power grid remote from the vehicle; and
at least one controller configured to, responsive to the battery charger being operational, activate the illumination source.

US Pat. No. 10,391,920

DEVICE FOR ATTACHING AN OBJECT AND A METHOD OF ATTACHING AN OBJECT USING THE DEVICE

1. A method for securing a load to a supporting structure the method comprising the steps of:providing a device including a strap crossing and permanently fixed onto itself defining an intersection so as to form a first loop and a pair of diverging laterally spaced free ends; a contiguous rod attachment member having a monolithic body, the monolithic body having a pair of support arms disposed on opposite ends of the body, each of the pair of free ends of the strap are attached to a corresponding support arm wherein the pair of free ends are laterally spaced apart from each other defining a second loop and a generally figure eight dimension; wrapping the strap around a load; passing the attachment member through the first loop; cinching the strap onto the load by pulling on the attachment member; and securing the attachment member to a supporting structure.

US Pat. No. 10,391,919

E-TRACK TIE DOWN SYSTEM FOR A VEHICLE CARGO BED

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. An E-track system comprising:a longitudinally extending track defining an array of slots configured to receive accessory attachments;
a keyed protuberance extending from the track and configured to engage a keyway defined by a docking plate to secure the E-track system to the docking plate; and
a clamp extending from the track and configured to engage an overhang of a truck bed side panel to secure the E-track system to the side panel.

US Pat. No. 10,391,916

EXTENDABLE TILT ASSEMBLY SYSTEM

1. An extendable tilt assembly system comprising:a tailgate guide assembly comprising:
a tailgate protector that may be bent or formed over the edge of the tailgate and/or bumper;
at least two upward facing tailgate guide runners fastened to the tailgate protector;
at least one removable or retractable lower catch member and may have a removable bar added to the lower catch member, disposed adjacent to the back end of the tailgate protector; and
whereby the tailgate guide assembly is either fastened to a tailgate or disposed over/fastened to a bumper;
a cargo handling system comprising:
a guide assembly having one of more locking holes through the upward facing wheel runner, closeable top openings/cutouts may be added on the inner sides of both the first and second inward facing channels to allow for the tilt of portions of the cargo handling system independently or locked together;
wherein the guide assembly may be fastened on a cargo bed of a pickup truck or any other applicable vehicle's cargo bed; and
wherein the guide assembly may be constructed such that it is in and of itself the cargo bed of a given vehicle;
wherein at least one removable or retractable lower catch member and removable bar is disposed adjacent to the back end of the guide assembly;
a lower extendable assembly having stabilizer components which may be lockable; and further comprising:
a plurality of tracking wheels to track the assembly;
at least one upper catch member to facilitate the tilt function;
cutouts on the back end of the lower extendable assembly disposed under the lower catch members in order to allow the passage of the lower extendable assembly over the tailgate guide assembly and its lower catch member(s) in order to facilitate the tilt function off of the tailgate guide assembly;
closeable top openings/cutouts may be added on the inner sides of both the first and second inward facing channels to allow for the tilt by the release of adjustable stabilizer components which may be lockable on the upper extendable assembly to tilt the upper extendable assembly; and
the lower extendable assembly may comprise of a plurality of cross members disposed on the lower bottom of its lower structure; and
an upper extendable assembly having adjustable stabilizer components which may be lockable and further comprising:
a plurality of both tracking and non-tracking wheels to roll on the upward facing wheel runners;
locking members that enable the upper extendable assembly to be locked by the bolt or spring lock of the guide assembly;
the upper extendable assembly may comprise of a plurality of cross members disposed on its upper bottom of its upper structure; and
the upper extendable assembly may comprise of at least two removable upwardly extending non-contiguous sidewalls,
whereby the modified upper extendable assembly rolls upon the modified lower extendable assembly which in turn rolls upon the modified guide assembly without the presence of the tailgate guide assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,391,914

VEHICLE SEAT LATCH

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A vehicle seating assembly latch comprising:an elongated member fixedly attached to a rear portion of a seatback; and
a bracket disposed on a rear wall of a passenger compartment and including a striker therein, wherein the elongated member includes an integrally defined hook portion that retains the elongated member on the striker in an engaged condition, wherein the elongated member includes a pair of base portions and an intermediate portion disposed between the pair of base portions, the intermediate portion including the integrally defined hook portion, and wherein the intermediate portion includes a first portion extending vehicle downward, a second portion extending upwardly from the first portion, a third portion extending downwardly of the second portion, a fourth portion extending vehicle forward, an upwardly extending fifth portion that terminates at a sixth vehicle forward extending portion, a seventh portion extending vehicle rearward, and an eighth portion extending vehicle rearward.

US Pat. No. 10,391,913

METHOD FOR DYNAMIC ADAPTATION OF LATERAL SUPPORT TO VEHICLE STATES IN MOTOR VEHICLE SEATS WITH A SEAT SURFACE AND WITH A BACKREST AND CORRESPONDING SEAT

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A method for adjusting a motor vehicle seat, comprising:using a controller to:
receive pressure signals from pressure sensors disposed in a grid network on outside surfaces of edge bladders of the seat;
starting when an ignition of the vehicle is turned off, the door is opened, or no change in acceleration occurs that indicate a movement of the vehicle, monitor for at least one of the pressure signals indicating an increase in the bladder pressure on a door side of the seat; and
raise or lower a fluid pressure within the edge bladders using the pressure signals, including lowering of the bladder pressure on the door side on recognizing an entry or exit situation only if a load-related pressure rise in bladders on the door side has occurred.

US Pat. No. 10,391,911

COMPOSITE SEAT CORE MATERIAL AND VEHICULAR SEAT ELEMENT USING THE COMPOSITE SEAT CORE MATERIAL

JSP CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A composite seat core material, comprising:a foamed molded substrate that comprises a multiplicity of first thermoplastic resin expanded beads which are fusion-bonded to each other and free of through-holes, and
a foamed molded connecting member that comprises a multiplicity of second thermoplastic resin expanded beads each having a through-hole, said second thermoplastic resin expanded beads being fusion-bonded to each other such that interconnected void spaces which communicate with an outer surface of the foamed molded connecting member and which include part of the through-holes of the second thermoplastic resin expanded beads, are defined in the foamed molded connecting member,
the foamed molded connecting member being integrally bonded to the foamed molded substrate in such a state that a part of said outer surface of the foamed molded connecting member is exposed on an upper surface of the composite seat core material.

US Pat. No. 10,391,909

MOTOR VEHICLE HAVING A HEATABLE HEAD RESTRAINT

Bayerische Motoren Werke ...

1. A motor vehicle head restraint for a vehicle seat having a seat cushion and a backrest on which the head restraint is arranged, the head restraint comprising:a cushion body having a passage opening formed therein, the passage opening passing from a rear side of the cushion body to a front side of the cushion body;
a cover for the cushion body;
at least one fan arranged in a cavity formed in the passage opening, the cavity being at a distance from the rear side and at a distance from the front side of the cushion body;
a rear, air-permeable, electrically operated heating mat provided on the rear side of the cushion body, the rear heating mat being configured to heat suctioned air; and
a front, air-permeable, electrically operated heating mat provided on the front side of the cushion body, wherein suctioned air preheated via the rear heating mat is additionally heated via the front heating mat.

US Pat. No. 10,391,907

HEADREST SUPPORT DEVICE

TS TECH CO., LTD., Saita...

1. A headrest support device comprising:a support member coupled to a frame of a seatback; and
a headrest pillar structure including a pillar base portion extending laterally and supported by the support member so as to be rotatable around an axial line of the pillar base portion, and a pair of pillar main body portions extending substantially vertically from the pillar base portion substantially in parallel to each other in a mutually spaced apart relationship and connected to a headrest;
wherein the support member is coupled to the frame at at least one coupling portion disposed between the two pillar main body portions in front view in a headrest upright condition where the headrest is positioned above the seatback;wherein the coupling portion includes a first coupling portion disposed between the two pillar main body portions and above the pillar base portion in front view in the headrest upright condition, and a second coupling portion positioned below the pillar base portion;wherein the frame includes a pair of side frames located on either side, a first upper frame connected between upper ends of the side frames, and a second upper frame connected between parts of the side frames located below the first upper frame; and
wherein the support member is connected to the second upper frame at the second coupling portion.

US Pat. No. 10,391,901

PASSIVE SEAT VENTILATION SYSTEM

DENSO International Ameri...

1. A seat comprising:an exterior seat surface movable inward and outward relative to an interior of the seat; and
a flexible material overlaying the exterior seat surface, the flexible material is lockable to restrict movement of the flexible material towards the exterior seat surface;
wherein movement of the exterior seat surface into the seat defines a gap between the exterior seat surface and the flexible material to permit air to circulate between the exterior seat surface and the flexible material to cool an occupant of the seat;
wherein the flexible material is anchored at opposite ends to a first rail and a second rail within the seat; and
wherein the flexible material extends through a first slit defined by the exterior seat surface proximate to the first rail, and a second slit defined by the exterior seat surface proximate to the second rail.

US Pat. No. 10,391,897

SEAT FOR VEHICLES

TACHI-S CO., LTD., Tokyo...

1. A seat for vehicles having a flip-up mechanism to shift a seat cushion disposed on a base part from a normal seating posture to a flipped-up posture in which a front side of the seat cushion is lifted and a rear side of the seat cushion is lower than the front side of the seat cushion, the flip-up mechanism comprising:a support leg part having one end connected to a frame of the seat cushion rotatably around a first rotation shaft and another end connected to the base part rotatably around a second rotation shaft and a guided part provided closer to a tip of the one end of the support leg part than the first rotation shaft;
a guide part comprising a guide groove formed around the first rotation shaft with the first rotation shaft as a center, the guide part being engaged with the guided part so as to have the guided part be able to move along the guide groove in a circumferential direction with the first rotation shaft as the center and guide the guided part in the guide groove; and
a coil spring provided between the frame and the guided part and applying a biasing force to the guided part so as to have the guided part guided by the guide part and have one end of the support leg part flipped up so that the seal cushion is in the flipped-up posture in which the front side of the seat cushion is lifted and the rear side of the seat cushion is lower than the front side of the seat cushion.

US Pat. No. 10,391,895

RECLINER OF VEHICLE SEAT

DAS CO., LTD., (KR)

1. A recliner for a vehicle seat, the recliner comprising:a plate holder comprising a plurality of guide blocks that are radially arranged with a gap therebetween and protrude in an axial direction, a first catch protrusion being formed on at least one of the guide blocks;
a sector gear configured to be rotated relative to the plate holder and comprising an internal gear on an inner surface thereof;
a plurality of pawl teeth each configured to be moved between a pair of the guide blocks, the pawl teeth comprising external gears on outer surfaces thereof for engagement with the external gear, and catch hooks on portions of inner surfaces thereof;
an operation cam comprising a shaft hole in a center portion thereof, a plurality of pull hooks configured to be connected to the catch hooks so as to pull or push the pawl teeth, and a second catch protrusion protruding therefrom; and
a return spring having a spiral shape, the return spring comprising a center inner end portion hooked and supported on the second catch protrusion and an outer end portion hooked and supported on the first catch protrusion,
wherein a projection protrudes axially from the operation cam and comprises a support protrusion that protrudes radially from a remainder of the projection to support the return spring while making point contact with a center inner surface of the return spring.

US Pat. No. 10,391,883

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR REMOTELY CONTROLLING FUEL CELL ELECTRIC VEHICLE

HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, S...

1. A method for remote, start control of a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle, the method comprising steps of:receiving, by a telematics terminal, a remote start command via a wireless communication network;
transmitting, by the telematics terminal, a start signal corresponding to the remote start command through an in-vehicle network;
transmitting, by a vehicle controller, a start mode in response to the start signal;
determining, by the telematics terminal, a response waiting time corresponding to the start mode;
receiving, by the telematics terminal, an operation result of the start signal through the in-vehicle network during the response waiting time; and
transmitting, by the telematics terminal, the operation result over the wireless communication network,
wherein the start mode includes a normal start mode and a cold start mode,
wherein a response waiting time in the cold start mode is longer than a response waiting time in the normal start mode.

US Pat. No. 10,391,882

CELL-CONTACTING SYSTEM FOR A MOTOR-VEHICLE BATTERY MODULE AND A MOTOR-VEHICLE BATTERY MODULE

Bayerische Motoren Werke ...

1. A cell contact-making system of a motor vehicle battery module, comprising:a substantially plate-shaped support structure;
a plurality of separate contact elements each of which is disposed partially on and is fastened to the support structure on a first side, wherein each of the plurality of separate contact elements comprises a freely projecting side opposite the first side that protrudes beyond an edge of the support structure, each of which is used to contact two adjacent battery cells of the motor vehicle battery module, wherein
the contact elements are arranged next to one another in a first row, each contact element being fixed at one side to the support structure,
the support structure has a plurality of supporting sections which protrude laterally in relation to the battery cells to form an edge of the support structure, and
each of the contact elements are fastened to a corresponding one of the supporting sections.

US Pat. No. 10,391,880

BATTERY PACK AND ELECTRIC VEHICLE INCLUDING THE SAME

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

1. An electric vehicle, comprising:a driving motor;
a battery pack including:
a battery that is rechargeable and dischargeable, the battery being configured to supply power to the driving motor;
a discharging switch and a charging switch electrically connected in serial between the battery and the driving motor;
a battery manager configured to directly control the discharging switch and the charging switch, to adjust an under voltage protection (UVP) level of the battery according to a discharging current of the battery, to measure a remaining capacity of the battery and to send remaining capacity information about the measured remaining capacity; and
a motor controller configured to receive the remaining capacity information from the battery manager, and to control an amount of power to be used by the driving motor in response to the remaining capacity information,
wherein:
the motor controller is configured to reduce the amount of power to be used by the driving motor in response to the remaining capacity information, and to send reduced load power information about the reduced amount of power, and
the battery manager is configured to reduce the UVP level of the battery in response to the reduced load power information.

US Pat. No. 10,391,877

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FACILITATING COURTESY CHARGING STATION HAND-OFFS BETWEEN ELECTRIFIED VEHICLE USERS

FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES,...

1. A charging system for an electrified vehicle, comprising:a battery pack;
a charging component in charging connection with the battery pack; and
a control module located on-board the electrified vehicle and being configured to:
receive an input from a mobile device associated with the electrified vehicle indicating that a charge hand-off feature is enabled; and
command the mobile device to broadcast a charging status message that facilitates a courtesy hand-off of a charging station component to another electrified vehicle user,
wherein the charging status message is broadcast from the mobile device to a second, different mobile device.

US Pat. No. 10,391,873

MOBILE ENERGY STORAGE AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING ENERGY TO A CONSUMER

Volkswagen AG

1. A mobile energy store located on a transportation vehicle, the mobile energy store comprising:a storage battery configured to store energy and be charged at a first charging station;
a receiving device configured to receive a request signal transmitted from a requesting load, the request signal including at least information about a location of the requesting load that is distant from the first charging station;
a coupler configured to be connected to the requesting load for transferring energy from the storage battery to the requesting load; and
a drive device configured to (i) move the mobile energy store autonomously in the public road traffic from the first charging station to the requesting load based on the request signal and (ii) move the mobile energy store autonomously in the public road traffic from the first charging station to a second charging station in response to determination that a second demand for energy at the second charging station is greater than a first demand for energy at the first charging station,
wherein the first demand indicates energy demanded in a first region that is assigned to the first charging station, and the second demand indicates energy demanded in a second region that is assigned to the second charging station.

US Pat. No. 10,391,866

ELECTRICALLY-DRIVEN VEHICLE AND CONTROL METHOD FOR ELECTRICALLY-DRIVEN VEHICLE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. An electrically-driven vehicle configured to be connected to a power feeding device on the outside of the electrically-driven vehicle, the electrically-driven vehicle comprising:a rotary electric machine;
an electric power storage device configured to store electric power that is used to drive the rotary electric machine;
a communication device configured to communicate with a server on the outside of the electrically-driven vehicle; and
an electronic control unit configured to control external charging in which the electric power storage device is charged by using the electric power that is supplied from the power feeding device,
the electronic control unit being configured to acquire information from the server, the information indicating a degree of tightness of electricity supply-demand balance at a destination of the electrically-driven vehicle, and
the electronic control unit being configured to prohibit execution of charging promotion control for urging a user to perform the external charging at the destination when the acquired information indicates that the degree of the tightness is higher than a reference level.

US Pat. No. 10,391,865

ELECTRICAL SYSTEM COMPRISING A CIRCUIT FOR DETECTING AN ELECTRICAL INSULATION FAULT

Renault S.A.S., Boulogne...

1. An apparatus comprising an electrical system, wherein said electrical system comprises first and second terminals and a detection circuit, wherein said first and second terminals are configured to connect to an onboard power source that maintains a voltage between said first and second terminals, wherein said detection circuit detects an insulation fault between said onboard power source and a vehicle body that forms a floating electrical ground, wherein said insulation fault corresponds to an abnormal value of an insulation resistance between said vehicle body and a point on said onboard power source, wherein said detection circuit comprises a programmable voltage-generator, a current-measurement device, and a control unit, wherein said programmable voltage-generator connects to said vehicle body and a first terminal wherein said programmable voltage-generator biases said vehicle body and said first terminal at different potentials, wherein said current-measurement device measures an incoming current into said first terminal and an outgoing current across said a point on said onboard power source, wherein said current flows through said insulation resistance, and wherein said control unit controls application, by said programmable voltage-generator, of at least one non-zero voltage value between said vehicle body and said first terminal, acquires a value of said current measured by said current-measurement device for each value of voltage applied, and calculates a value of said insulation resistance based at least in part on said measured value of said current.

US Pat. No. 10,391,863

ELECTRICALLY DRIVEN VEHICLE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. An electrically driven vehicle, comprising:a motor configured to input and output a power for driving;
an inverter configured to drive the motor;
a power storage device configured to supply electric power to the inverter; and
a control device configured to shut down the inverter in response to detection of a short circuit fault of the inverter, wherein
when ignition is on, a shift position is a neutral position, and shut-down of the inverter is cancelled in a state that a short circuit fault occurs in any phase among multiple phases of the inverter, the control device performs a first ON control to turn on upper and lower arms in any arbitrary phase among the multiple phases, and
when an abnormality is detected in the inverter due to the first ON control, the control device performs a second ON control to turn on upper and lower arms in a different phase from the phase of the first ON control.

US Pat. No. 10,391,862

HEAD-UP DISPLAY COVER MEMBER AND DISPLAY DEVICE

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A head-up display cover member that covers from an upper side an image generation unit for generating an image viewed as a virtual image on a front side of a user, the cover member comprising:an upper wall;
a first transmissive member that transmits a light beam including the image generated by the image generation unit; and
a second transmissive member that is disposed on a rear side of the first transmissive member and transmits the light beam including the image generated by the image generation unit, wherein
the first transmissive member and the second transmissive member are disposed within a same opening formed in the upper wall,
the first transmissive member is shaped to face upward from a front end to a rear end,
the second transmissive member is shaped to face upward from a front end to a rear end, and
an angle defined by a slope at the rear end of the first transmissive member with respect to a front-rear direction is set to be larger than an angle defined by a slope at the front end of the second transmissive member with respect to the front-rear direction, or the rear end of the first transmissive member is offset to an upper side of the front end of the second transmissive member.

US Pat. No. 10,391,858

ACTIVE AIR FLAP ASSEMBLY WITH IMPROVED SEALING PERFORMANCE

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. An active air flap assembly with improved sealing performance, comprising:a plurality of flaps operated by an actuator for selectively opening and selectively closing a radiator grill installed at a front side of a vehicle;
a fixed shroud surrounding an outside of the plurality of flaps such that air passing through the radiator grill flows towards the plurality of flaps, the plurality of flaps being fixed to the fixed shroud; and
a movable shroud slidably installed on the fixed shroud in a front-rear direction of the vehicle, wherein the movable shroud, which is connected to the plurality of flaps through an interlocking device, is configured to slide toward the front side of the vehicle from the fixed shroud by the interlocking device when the plurality of flaps are rotated to close the radiator grill and is configured to slide toward a rear side of the vehicle from the fixed shroud by the interlocking device when the plurality of flaps are rotated to open the radiator grill.