US Pat. No. 10,556,905

PROCESSES FOR PREPARING A DIAZABICYCLOOCTANE COMPOUND

MEIJI SEIKA PHARMA CO., L...

1. A compound of a formula selected from the group consisting ofwherein in the above formulae, TFA represents a trifluoroacetyl group, OMe represents a methoxy group, Boc represents a tert-butoxycarbonyl group, Teoc represents a 2-trimethylsilylethoxycarbonyl group, OBn represents a benzyloxy group, and Cbz represents a benzyloxycarbonyl group.

US Pat. No. 10,556,903

NLRP3 MODULATORS

Innate Tumor Immunity, In...

1. A compound selected from:or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,556,901

4,5,6,7-TETRAHYDRO-1H-IMIDAZO[4,5-C]PYRIDINE AND 1,4,5,6,7,8-HEXAHYDROIMIDAZO[4,5-D]AZEPINE DERIVATIVES AS JANUS KINASE INHIBITORS

Topivert Pharma Limited, ...

1. A compound of formula I,wherein:X represents halo;
Ak represents C1-6 alkyl optionally substituted by one or more fluorine atoms;
s represents 1 or 2;
A represents C or S(?O);
R1 and R2 each independently represents H, C1-6 alkyl, C3-7 cycloalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, or heterocyclyl, which latter five groups are optionally substituted by one or more substitutents selected from halo, cyano, CO2H, oxo, NR3SO2R4, —N?S(O)(R4)2, S(O)mR5, P(O)(R4)2, C(O)NR5R6, S(O)2NR5R6, —(OCH2CH2)0-4OR5, —(CH2)0-4—NR5R6, C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, C3-7 cycloalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl or heterocyclyl, which latter seven groups are optionally substituted by one or more substituents selected from halo, cyano, CO2H, C1-4 alkyl, C1-4 alkoxy, oxo and hydroxy;
or R1 and R2, together with the N-atom to which they are attached, form a 4- to 7-membered heterocyclic group that is fully saturated or partially unsaturated and which heterocyclic group contains one N atom (the atom to which R1 and R2 are attached) and, optionally, one or more further heteroatoms selected from O, S and N, and which heterocyclic group is optionally fused to a benzene or heteroaromatic ring, and which heterocyclic group is optionally substituted by one or more substituents selected from halo, hydroxy, oxo, CO2H, NR3SO2R4, S(O)mR5, C(O)NR5R6, —(CH2)0-4—NR5R6, —(OCH2CH2)0-4OR5, C1-4 alkyl, C1-4 alkoxy, aryl, heteroaryl, and heterocyclyl, which latter five groups are optionally substituted by one or more substituents selected from halo, cyano, CO2H, C1-4 alkyl, C1-4 alkoxy, oxo and hydroxy;
R3 represents H or C1-4 alkyl optionally substituted by one or more substituents selected from halo, hydroxy and C1-2 alkoxy;
R4 represents C1-4 alkyl, C3-7 cycloalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl or heterocyclyl, which latter five groups are optionally substituted by one or more substituents selected from halo, cyano, CO2H, C1-4 alkyl, oxo, hydroxy and C1-4 alkoxy;
R5 and R6 each independently represent H, C1-6 alkyl, C3-7 cycloalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, or heterocyclyl, which latter five groups are optionally substituted by one or more substituents selected from halo, cyano, CO2H, oxo, hydroxy, C1-4 alkyl, C1-4 alkoxy, S(O)pR7, C(O)NRaRb and —(CH2)0-4NRaRb, or —[C(R6b)(R6c)CH2Z]1-12—CH2CH2—R6a or —C(R6b)(R6c)—[C1-5 alkylene]-R6a;
or R5 and R6, together with the N-atom to which they are attached, form a 4- to 7-membered heterocyclic group that is fully saturated or partially unsaturated and which heterocyclic group contains one N atom (the atom to which R5 and R6 are attached) and, optionally, one or more further heteroatoms selected from O, S and N, and which heterocyclic group is optionally substituted by one or more substituents selected from halo, hydroxy, oxo, CO2H, S(O)pR7, C(O)NRaRb, —(CH2)0-4—NRaRb, —(OCH2CH2)0-4ORc, C1-4 alkyl, C1-4 alkoxy, aryl, heteroaryl and heterocyclyl, which latter five groups are optionally substituted by one or more substituents selected from halo, cyano, CO2H, C1-4 alkyl, C1-4 alkoxy, oxo and hydroxy;
Z represents, independently upon each occurrence, O, C(O)N(R8) or N(R8)C(O);
R6a represents OR7a, —S(O)pR7, N(R7b)R7c or CO2H;
R6b, R6c and R8 independently represent H or methyl;
Ra, Rb and Rc independently represent H or C1-4 alkyl optionally substituted by one or more substituents selected from halo, hydroxy and —CO2H,
or Ra and Rb, together with the N-atom to which they are attached, form a 4- to 7-membered heterocyclic group that is fully saturated, partially unsaturated or fully aromatic and which heterocyclic group contains one N atom (the atom to which Ra and Rb are attached) and, optionally, one or more further heteroatoms selected from O, S and N, and which heterocyclic group is optionally substituted by one or more substituents selected from halo, hydroxy, oxo, CO2H, C1-4 alkyl, C1-4 alkoxy and C1-4 hydroxyalkyl;
R7 represents C1-4 alkyl optionally substituted by one or more substituents selected from halo, hydroxy and C1-4 alkoxy;
R7a to R7c independently represent H or C1-4 alkyl optionally substituted by one or more halo atoms or by —CO2H,
or R7b and/or R7c represents —[Ca alkylene]-[Cb alkylene]-OR7d,
or R7b and R7c together with the N-atom to which they are attached, form a 4- to 7-membered heterocyclic group that is fully saturated, partially unsaturated or fully aromatic and which heterocyclic group contains one N atom (the atom to which R7b and R7c are attached) and, optionally, one or more further heteroatoms selected from O, S and N, and which heterocyclic group is optionally substituted by one or more substituents selected from halo, hydroxy, oxo, CO2H, C1-4 alkyl, C1-4 alkoxy and C1-4 hydroxyalkyl;
a and b independently represent an integer selected from 1, 2 and 3, wherein the sum of a and b is 2, 3 or 4;
R7d represents H or C1-4 alkyl optionally substituted by one or more halo atoms;
m and p represent, independently upon each occurrence, 0, 1 or 2;
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, solvate or isotopic derivative thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,556,900

TRKA KINASE INHIBITORS, COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS THEREOF

1. A compound of formula I:or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein:A is phenyl, said phenyl optionally substituted with 1 to 3 groups of Ra;
B is represented by structural formula:

represents a double bond between X1-X2, X2-X3, X3-X4, and/or X4-X5, wherein no more than two double bonds are present at X1-X2, X3-X4, and/X4-X5 at the same time;
X1, X2, X3, X4 and X5 are represented as follows:
X1?C, X2?N, X3?CRc, X4?C, and X5?N;
X6 is CH;
X7 is CR7, wherein R7 is H;
R6 is independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, OH, C1-6alkyl, C6-10aryl, and halogen, said alkyl and aryl optionally substituted with 1 to 3 groups of Ra;
R8 is selected from the group consisting of C(CH3)2OH, CH(CH3)OH, methyl, ethyl and propyl;
R is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, OH, or —C1-6alkyl;
Ra is selected from the group consisting of —CN, NO2, —O—C1-6alkyl, OH, —C1-4haloalkyl, —OC1-4haloalkyl, —C1-6alkyl, —C2-6alkenyl, —C2-6alkynyl, —(CHR)nC6-10 aryl, —(CHR)nC4-10 heterocycle, C3-6cycloalkyl, —O—, —(CH2)nN(R)2, —C(O)CF3, COR, C(O)OR, —(CH2)nhalo, —(CH2)nNHC(O)R—(CHR)nC(O)N(R)2, said alkyl, cycloalkyl, aryl and heterocycle optionally substituted with 1 to 3 groups of Rb,
Rb is selected from the group consisting of —C1-6alkyl, —C1-6alkylOR, —C1-4haloalkyl, —(CH2)nN(R)2, —(CH2)nOR, —O—, halogen, —CN, —(CH2)nC6-10 aryl, —(CH2)nC4-10 heterocycle, —(CH2)nC(O)N(R)2, —(CH2)nNHC(O)R,
Rc is selected from the group consisting of —C1-6alkyl, —C1-6alkylOR, —C1-4haloalkyl, C(O)R, C(O)OR, —(CH2)nC(O)N(R)2, and —(CH2)nN(R)2, said alkyl optionally substituted with 1 to 3 groups of OH, CH3, and halogen, and
n represents 0-4, with the proviso that the n in —(CH2)nN(R)2 of Rc is 0.

US Pat. No. 10,556,898

INDAZOLYL-1,2,4-THIADIAZOLAMINES AND RELATED COMPOUNDS FOR INHIBITION OF RHO-ASSOCIATED PROTEIN KINASE AND THE TREATMENT OF DISEASE

Lycera Corporation, Ann ...

1. A compound represented by Formula I:
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, or a solvate of the foregoing; wherein:
R1 is hydrogen, halogen, C1-C3 alkyl, C1-C3haloalkyl, cyclopropyl, C2-C4 alkenyl, cyano, or —N(R6)(R7);
R2, R3, and R4 each represent independently for each occurrence hydrogen, halogen, C1-C3 alkyl, C1-C3 haloalkyl, cyclopropyl, C2-C4 alkenyl, or cyano;
R5 is hydrogen, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 hydroxyalkyl, or —CO2R12;
R6 and R7 each represent independently for each occurrence hydrogen, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 hydroxyalkyl, or C3-C6 cycloalkyl; or R6 and R7 when attached to the same nitrogen atom may be taken together with the nitrogen atom to form a 3-7 membered ring optionally substituted with 1 or 2 occurrences of R12;
R8 and R9 each represent independently for each occurrence hydrogen, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 hydroxyalkyl, C1-C3 haloalkyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, 3-7 membered heterocycloalkyl, —(C1-C6 alkylene)-O—(C1-C6 alkyl), or —(C1-C6 alkylene)-N(R6)(R7); or R8 and R9 when attached to the same nitrogen atom may be taken together with the nitrogen atom to form a 3-7 membered ring optionally substituted by 1, 2, or 3 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 haloalkyl, C1-C6 hydroxyalkyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, C1-C6 alkoxyl, cyano, hydroxyl, —CO2R6, —C(O)N(R6)(R7), —N(R6)C(O)R6, —N(R6)2, and —(C1-C6 alkylene)-CO2R6;
R10 represents independently for each occurrence C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 haloalkyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, —(C1-C6 alkylene)-(C3-C6 cycloalkyl), C1-C6 hydroxyalkyl, —(C1-C6 alkylene)-O—(C1-C6 alkyl), —(C1-C6 alkylene)-N(R8)(R9), —(C1-C6 alkylene)-CO2R6, —(C1-C6 alkylene)-(3-7 membered heterocycloalkyl), 3-7 membered heterocyclyl, phenyl, or aralkyl; wherein said cycloalkyl, heterocyclyl, phenyl, and aralkyl are optionally substituted by 1, 2, or 3 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 haloalkyl, C1-C6 hydroxyalkyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, C1-C6 alkoxyl, cyano, and hydroxyl;
R11 represents independently for each occurrence a 5-6 membered heteroaryl, 3-7 membered heterocycloalkyl, or phenyl, each of which is optionally substituted with 1 or 2 occurrences of Y1;
R12 represents independently for each occurrence C1-C6 alkyl or C3-C6 cycloalkyl;
R13 represents independently for each occurrence C1-C6 alkyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, —(C1-C6 alkylene)-(C3-C6 cycloalkyl), or aralkyl;
A1 is a cyclic group selected from:
(a) phenyl, C3-C7 cycloalkyl, C3-C7 oxocycloalkyl, 5-10 membered heterocyclyl, 5-10 membered oxo-heterocyclyl, aralkyl, or heteroaralkyl, each being substituted by X1 and 0, 1, 2, or 3 occurrences of Y1; and
(b) 8-10 membered bicyclic heterocyclyl optionally substituted by C6 aryl and 0, 1, 2, or 3 occurrences of Y1;
X1 represents independently for each occurrence:
—N(R6)C(O)-(3-7 membered heterocyclyl), —N(R6)C(O)-(3-7 membered oxo-heterocyclyl), —N(R6)C(O)-phenyl, —N(R6)C(O)-aralkyl, or —N(R6)C(O)-heteroaralkyl; each of which is optionally substituted by 1, 2, or 3 occurrences of Y1;
—CO2R8, —C(O)N(R8)(R9), —C(O)R11, —C(O)R12, —C(O)-(3-7 membered heterocyclyl), —C(O)N(R8)(R10), —N(R6)C(O) R10, —N(R10)C(O)R10, —N(R6)CO2R10, —N(R8)SO2R10, —N(R6)—(C1-C6 alkylene)-C(O)N(R8)(R9), —N(R6)—C(O)—(C1-C6 hydroxyalkylene)-N(R8)(R9), —N(R6)—C(O)-(2-6 membered heteroalkyl), —N(R6)C(O)N(R6)(R7), —N(R6)C(O)N(R6)(R10), —N(R6)(R7), or —NO2;
—O—(C1-C6 alkylene)-CO2R8, —OC(O)R12, —O—(C1-C6 alkylene)-C(O)N(R8)(R9), —O—(C1-C6 alkylene)-N(R8)(R9), —O—(C1-C6 alkyl), —O-(3-7 membered heterocyclyl), —O—(C1-C6 alkylene)-aryl, or —O—(C1-C6 alkylene)-heteroaryl;
—SO2R10, —SO2N(R8)-heteroaryl, cyano, —P(O)(OR8)2, or —P(O)(R12)(R13);
5-6 membered heteroaryl, 3-7 membered heterocycloalkyl, 3-7 membered oxo-heterocycloalkyl, or 8-10 membered bicyclic heterocyclyl, each of which is optionally substituted with 1, 2, or 3 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of Y1, C6 aryl, and —C(O)—(C6 aryl); or
—(C1-C6 alkylene)-aryl, —(C1-C6 alkylene)-heterocyclyl, —(C1-C6 alkylene)-COR12, —(C1-C6 alkylene)-N(R6)C(O)R10, or —(C1-C6 alkylene)-C(O)N(R8)(R10); and
Y1 represents independently for each occurrence halogen, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 haloalkyl, C1-C6 hydroxyalkyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, C1-C6 alkoxyl, C2-C6 alkenyl, cyano, hydroxyl, —CO2R8, —C(O)N(R8)(R9), —N(R6)C(O)R10, —N(R6)C(O)N(R6)(R7), —N(R6)(R7), —(C1-C6 alkylene)-CO2R8, —(C1-C6 alkylene)-O—(C1-C6 alkyl), —(C1-C6alkylene)-N(R6)(R7), —(C1-C6alkylene)-N(R6)S(O)2R12, —(C1-C6alkylene)-S—C(O)R12, —S—R12, 3-7 membered heterocycloalkyl, or —(C1-C6 alkylene)-(3-7 membered heterocycloalkyl).

US Pat. No. 10,556,895

QUATERNARY AMINE COMPOUNDS AND ANTIBODY-DRUG CONJUGATES THEREOF

Genentech, Inc., South S...

1. A linker-drug intermediate compound selected from:

US Pat. No. 10,556,888

PYRAZOLE COMPOUNDS OR SALTS THEREOF, PREPARATION METHODS THEREFOR, HERBICIDAL COMPOSITIONS AND USE THEREOF

QINGDAO KINGAGROOT CHEMIC...

11. A method for controlling a harmful plant comprising applying an herbicidally effective amount of at least one pyrazole compound or the salt thereof according to claim 1 or an herbicidal composition comprising the pyrazole compound or the salt thereof to the plant or an area with the plant.

US Pat. No. 10,556,886

METAL-ORGANIC HYBRID STRUCTURES BUILT WITH MULTI-DIRECTIONAL POLYDENTATE LIGANDS

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

1. A metal-organic hybrid structure formed by the coordinate bonding of a compound represented by the following Chemical Formula 1 or a salt thereof with metal ions:
in the Chemical Formula 1,
R's are each independently —R1, —NH—CO—R2, or —NH—R3,
R1's are each independently —OH, a C6-60 aryl, methyl, ethyl, propyl, isopropyl, butyl, isobutyl, tert-butyl, pentyl, tert-pentyl, neopentyl, isopentyl, sec-pentyl, 3-pentyl, or an amino acid residue,
R2's are a C1-10 alkyl, a C6-60 aryl, or a C4-60 heteroaryl containing one of N, O, and S, and
R3's are a C1-10 alkyl, or a C4-60 heteroaryl containing one of O and S.

US Pat. No. 10,556,884

PESTICIDALLY ACTIVE HETEROCYCLIC DERIVATIVES WITH SULPHUR CONTAINING SUBSTITUENTS

Syngenta Participations A...

1. A compound of formula I,
wherein
G1 is nitrogen or CR2;
G2 is nitrogen or CR3;
G3 is nitrogen or CR4;
G4 is nitrogen or CR5;
G5 is nitrogen or CR6, with the proviso that not more than 2 nitrogen as G may follow consecutively;
R2, R3, R4, R5 and R6 are, independently from each other, hydrogen, halogen, C1-C6haloalkyl or C1-C6alkyl; or
R2, R3, R4, R5 and R6 are, independently from each other, C1-C6haloalkylsulfanyl, C1-C6haloalkylsulfinyl, C1-C6haloalkylsulfonyl, C1-C6alkylsulfanyl, C1-C6alkylsulfinyl, C1-C6alkylsulfonyl, C1-C6alkoxy, C1-C6haloalkoxy, C1-C4haloalkoxyC1-C4alkyl, C1-C4alkoxyC1-C4alkyl, SF5, cyano, C3-C6cycloalkylC1-C4alkyl or —C(O)C1-C6haloalkyl; or
R2, R3, R4, R5 and R6 are, independently from each other, C3-C6cycloalkyl which can be mono- or polysubstituted by substituents selected from the group consisting of halogen, cyano, C1-C4haloalkyl and C1-C4alkyl;
R8 is hydrogen, C1-C6alkyl, C1-C6haloalkyl or C1-C4alkyl substituted by C1-C4alkylsulfanyl;
R7 is a radical selected from the group consisting of formula Q1, Q2, Q3, Q4, Q5, Q6, Q7, Q8, Q9, Q10, Q11, Q12, Q13 and Q14

wherein the arrow denotes the point of attachment to the triazole ring;
A represents CH or N;
X is S, SO or SO2;
R1 is C1-C4alkyl or C1-C4haloalkyl; or
R1 is C3-C6cycloalkyl which can be mono- or polysubstituted by substituents selected from the group consisting of halogen, C1-C4haloalkyl, cyano and C1-C4alkyl; or
R1 is C3-C6cycloalkyl-C1-C4alkyl which can be mono- or polysubstituted by substituents selected from the group consisting of halogen, C1-C4haloalkyl, cyano and C1-C4alkyl;
R9 is hydrogen, C1-C6alkyl, C1-C6haloalkyl, C1-C4alkoxyC1-C4alkyl, hydroxyl, C1-C6alkoxy or S(O)mR13; or
R9 is C3-C6cycloalkyl which can be mono- or polysubstituted by substituents selected from the group consisting of halogen, C1-C4haloalkyl, cyano and C1-C4alkyl; or
R9 is C3-C6cycloalkyl-C1-C4alkyl which can be mono- or polysubstituted by substituents selected from the group consisting of halogen, C1-C4haloalkyl, cyano and C1-C4alkyl;
R10 is hydrogen, C1-C6alkyl, cyano, C1-C6alkoxy, C1-C6haloalkoxy, C2-C6alkynyl, C2-C6alkenyl, amino, NH—CN, N—(C1-C4alkyl)amino, N—(C1-C4 alkyl)N—(C1-C4 alkyl)amino, N—(C3-C6cycloalkyl)amino, N—(C1-C4alkyl)N—(C3-C6cycloalkyl)amino, N—(C1-C4alkylcarbonyl)amino, N—(C1-C4alkyl)N—(C1-C4alkylcarbonyl)amino, N—(C1-C4 alkyl)N—(C3-C6cycloalkylcarbonyl)amino, N—(C3-C6cycloalkylcarbonyl)amino, N—(C1-C4alkylcarbonyl)N—(C3-C6cycloalkyl)amino or —S(O)mR13; or
R10 is C1-C4alkyl mono- or polysubstituted by substituents independently selected from the group Z; or
R10 is a five to six-membered ring aromatic or heteroaromatic system, said aromatic or heteroaromatic ring system can contain 1 to 4 hetero atoms selected from the group consisting of nitrogen, oxygen and sulfur, with the proviso that each ring system cannot contain more than 2 oxygen atoms and more than 2 sulfur atoms, said five to six-membered ring system can be mono- or polysubstituted by substituents independently selected from the group V;
R11 is hydrogen, C1-C6alkyl, C1-C6alkoxy, C1-C6 haloalkoxy, amino, N—C1-C4alkylamino, N—(C1-C4 alkyl)N—(C3-C6 cycloalkyl)amino, N—(C3-C6 cycloalkyl)amino or N—(C1-C4 alkyl)N—(C1-C4 alkyl)amino; or
R11 is C1-C4alkyl mono- or polysubstituted by substituents independently selected from the group Z; or
R11 is C3-C6cycloalkyl which can be mono- or polysubstituted by substituents selected from the group consisting of halogen, C1-C4haloalkyl, cyano and C1-C4alkyl; or
R11 is C3-C6cycloalkyl-C1-C4alkyl which can be mono- or polysubstituted by substituents selected from the group consisting of halogen, C1-C4haloalkyl, cyano and C1-C4alkyl; or
R11 is a five- to six-membered aromatic or heteroaromatic ring system, said aromatic or heteroaromatic ring system can contain 1 to 4 hetero atoms selected from the group consisting of nitrogen, oxygen and sulfur, with the proviso that each ring system cannot contain more than 2 oxygen atoms and more than 2 sulfur atoms, said five- to six-membered aromatic or heteroaromatic ring system can be mono- or polysubstituted by substituents independently selected from the group V;
R12 is hydrogen, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6alkoxy, hydroxyl or C1-C6 haloalkoxy; or
R12 is C1-C4alkyl mono- or polysubstituted by substituents independently selected from the group Z; or
R12 is C3-C6cycloalkyl which can be mono- or polysubstituted by substituents selected from the group consisting of halogen, C1-C4haloalkyl, cyano and C1-C4alkyl; or
R12 is C3-C6cycloalkyl-C1-C4alkyl which can be mono- or polysubstituted by substituents selected from the group consisting of halogen, C1-C4haloalkyl, cyano and C1-C4alkyl;
R13 is C1-C4alkyl, C1-C4haloalkyl, N—C1-C4alkylamino, N,N—(C1-C4 alkyl)2amino or phenyl; said phenyl can be mono- or polysubstituted by substituents selected from the group consisting of halogen, C1-C4alkyl, cyano, C1-C4haloalkyl and C1-C4alkoxy; or
R13 is C3-C6cycloalkyl which can be mono- or polysubstituted by substituents selected from the group consisting of halogen, C1-C4haloalkyl, cyano and C1-C4alkyl; or
R13 is C3-C6cycloalkylC1-C4alkyl which can be mono- or polysubstituted by substituents selected from the group consisting of halogen, C1-C4haloalkyl, cyano and C1-C4alkyl;
m is 0, 1 or 2;
R14 is hydrogen or C1-C6 alkyl;
R15 is hydrogen, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6alkoxy, C1-C6 haloalkoxy, amino, N—C1-C4alkylamino or N,N—(C1-C4 alkyl)2amino; or
R15 is C1-C4alkyl mono- or polysubstituted by substituents independently selected from the group Z; or
R15 is C3-C6cycloalkyl which can be mono- or polysubstituted by substituents selected from the group consisting of halogen, C1-C4haloalkyl, cyano and C1-C4alkyl; or
R15 is C3-C6cycloalkyl-C1-C4alkyl which can be mono- or polysubstituted by substituents selected from the group consisting of halogen, C1-C4haloalkyl, cyano and C1-C4alkyl;
p is 0 or 1;
R16 is hydrogen or C1-C6 alkyl;
R17 is hydrogen, C1-C6alkyl, C1-C6haloalkyl, C1-C6alkoxy or C1-C6 haloalkoxy; or
R17 is amino which can be mono- or disubstituted by substituents selected from the group consisting of cyano, C1-C6alkyl, C1-C6alkoxy, C1-C6haloalkoxy, C3-C6cycloalkyl and C3-C6cycloalkyl-C1-C4alkyl, said C3-C6cycloalkyl and C3-C6cycloalkyl-C1-C4alkyl groups itself can be mono- or polysubstituted by substituents selected from the group consisting of halogen, C1-C4haloalkyl, cyano and C1-C4alkyl; or
R17 is C1-C4alkyl mono- or polysubstituted by substituents independently selected from the group Z; or
R17 is C3-C6cycloalkyl which can be mono- or polysubstituted by substituents selected from the group consisting of halogen, C1-C4haloalkyl, cyano and C1-C4alkyl; or
R17 is C3-C6cycloalkyl-C1-C4alkyl which can be mono- or polysubstituted by substituents selected from the group consisting of halogen, C1-C4haloalkyl, cyano and C1-C4alkyl; or
R17 is a five- to six-membered ring aromatic or heteroaromatic ring system, said aromatic or heteroaromatic ring system can contain 1 to 4 hetero atoms selected from the group consisting of nitrogen, oxygen and sulfur, with the proviso that each ring system cannot contain more than 2 oxygen atoms and more than 2 sulfur atoms, said five- to six-membered aromatic or heteroaromatic ring system can be mono- to polysubstituted by substituents independently selected from the group V;
R18 is hydrogen, halogen, C1-C4haloalkyl, amino, cyano, C1-C4alkyl, C3-C6cycloalkyl, or is C3-C6cycloalkyl mono-, di- or tri-substituted by substituents selected from the group consisting of halogen, C1-C4haloalkyl, cyano and C1-C4alkyl;
R19 is hydrogen, C1-C6alkyl, C1-C6alkoxy, C1-C6haloalkoxy, C3-C6cycloalkylC1-C4alkyl, C3-C6cycloalkyl;
Z is cyano, halogen, hydroxy, —SH, amino, nitro, C1-C4alkoxy, C1-C4haloalkoxy, C1-C4alkylsulfanyl, C1-C4haloalkylsulfanyl, C1-C4alkylsulfinyl, C1-C4haloalkylsulfinyl, C1-C4alkylsulfonyl, C1-C4haloalkylsulfonyl or phenyl; said phenyl can be mono- or polysubstituted by substituents selected from the group consisting of halogen, C1-C4alkylsulfanyl, C1-C4haloalkylsulfanyl, C1-C4 alkylsulfinyl, C1-C4haloalkylsulfinyl, C1-C4alkylsulfonyl, C1-C4haloalkylsulfonyl, cyano, C1-C4haloalkyl and C1-C4alkyl; or Z is pyridyl; said pyridyl can be mono- or polysubstituted by substituents selected from the group consisting of halogen, C1-C4 alkylsulfanyl, C1-C4haloalkylsulfanyl, C1-C4alkylsulfinyl, C1-C4haloalkylsulfinyl, C1-C4alkylsulfonyl, C1-C4haloalkylsulfonyl, cyano, C1-C4haloalkyl and C1-C4alkyl; or Z is pyrimidyl; said pyrimidinyl can be mono- or polysubstituted by substituents selected from the group consisting of halogen, C1-C4alkylsulfanyl, C1-C4haloalkylsulfanyl, C1-C4alkylsulfinyl, C1-C4haloalkylsulfinyl, C1-C4alkylsulfonyl, C1-C4haloalkylsulfonyl, cyano, C1-C4haloalkyl and C1-C4alkyl; and
V is cyano, halogen, C1-C4 alkyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, C1-C4alkoxy, C1-C4alkoxyC1-C4 alkyl, C1-C4haloalkyl, C1-C4haloalkoxy, C1-C4alkylsulfanyl, C1-C4haloalkylsulfanyl, C1-C4alkylsulfinyl, C1-C4haloalkylsulfinyl, C1-C4alkylsulfonyl or C1-C4haloalkylsulfonyl; and agrochemically acceptable salts, stereoismers, enantiomers, tautomers and N-oxides of the compounds of formula I.

US Pat. No. 10,556,883

BENZENESULFONAMIDE COMPOUNDS, METHOD FOR SYNTHESIZING SAME, AND USE THEREOF IN MEDICINE AND COSMETICS

1. A compound of formula (I), a salt thereof, or an enantiomer thereof,
wherein:
R1 is a hydrogen atom, an alkyl radical, a substituted alkyl radical, an alkenyl radical, a substituted alkenyl radical, an alkynyl radical, a substituted alkynyl radical, an aralkyl radical, a substituted aralkyl radical, a heteroaralkyl radical, a substituted heteroaralkyl radical, a cycloalkyl radical, a substituted cycloalkyl radical, a heterocyclic radical, a substituted heterocyclic radical, an amine radical, a substituted amine radical, a cyclic amine radical, or a heterocyclic amine radical;
R2 is a hydrogen atom, an alkyl radical or a substituted alkyl radical,
R3 is a hydrogen atom, an alkyl radical, a substituted alkyl radical, an alkynyl radical, a substituted alkynyl radical, an alkoxy radical, a halogen radical, or a nitrite radical; and
n is 0 or 1.

US Pat. No. 10,556,878

THIOUREA COMPOUNDS AND THEIR USE AS INHIBITORS OF SIRT2 OR SIRT5

CORNELL UNIVERSITY, Itha...

1. A compound useful as a Sirt2 or Sirt5 inhibitor having the formula:
wherein:
R1 is a carboxylate salt, carboxylic acid, carboxylic acid ester, or thiocarboxylate group;
R2a, R2b, and R2c are independently selected from hydrogen atom and methyl groups;
X0, X1, X2, and X3 are independently selected from —(CH2)n— and a bond, wherein n represents 1, 2, or 3, provided that at least one of X0-X3 is —(CH2)n—; and
R3 is selected from hydrocarbon groups containing 1-20 carbon atoms and optionally containing one or more heteroatoms selected from oxygen, nitrogen, sulfur, and halogen atoms; and R4 comprises a cyclic hydrocarbon group optionally containing one or more heteroatoms selected from oxygen, nitrogen, sulfur, and halogen atoms.

US Pat. No. 10,556,877

PROCESS FOR PREPARATION OF DAPAGLIFLOZIN

Glenmark Life Sciences Li...

1. A process for the preparation of dapagliflozin in amorphous form, the process comprising:(a) reducing a compound of formula II to a compound of formula III in the presence of a Lewis acid;
wherein the compound of formula II is prepared by reacting 5-bromo-2-chlorobenzoyl chloride with ethoxybenzene;(b) silylating a compound of formula IV with hexamethyldisilazane to form a compound of formula V;

(c) reacting the compound of formula III with the compound of formula V in the presence of a strong base followed by treatment with an acid in the presence of an alcohol to prepare a compound of formula VII, wherein R is an alkyl group selected from C1-5 alkyl;

(d) converting the compound of formula VII to dapagliflozin;
(e) acetylating dapagliflozin to give D-glucitol, 1,5-anhydro-1-C-[4-chloro-3-[(4-ethoxyphenyl)methyl]phenyl]-, 2,3,4,6-tetraacetate, (1S)-, a compound of formula VIII;

(f) purifying the compound of formula VIII by a series of crystallizing steps to obtain the compound of formula VIII with a purity of ?99.6%, wherein the series of crystallizing steps comprises:
(1) crystallizing the compound of formula VIII with methanol,
(2) crystallizing the product of step (f)(1) with diisopropyl ether, and
(3) crystallizing the product of step (f)(2) with methanol;
(g) hydrolyzing the compound of formula VIII obtained in step (f) to give dapagliflozin;
(h) dissolving dapagliflozin of step (g) in isopropyl alcohol to form a solution; and
(i) recovering amorphous dapagliflozin from the solution of step (h), wherein the recovering comprises one of:
(1) removing the isopropyl alcohol from the solution obtained in step (h) comprising concentrating the solution of step (h) and degassing; or
(2) treating the solution of step (h) with cyclohexane,wherein the amorphous dapagliflozin is obtained in a purity of ?99.8% and wherein a level of impurity A and impurity B is less than 0.15%

US Pat. No. 10,556,874

N-(1,3,4-OXADIAZOL-2-YL)ARYL CARBOXAMIDE DERIVATIVES WITH HERBICIDAL ACTION

BAYER CROPSCIENCE AKTIENG...

1. An N-(1,3,4-oxadiazol-2-yl)arylcarboxamide derivative of formula (I)wherein the symbols and indices are each defined as follows:W is N or CY,
X and Z are each independently hydrogen, nitro, halogen, cyano, formyl, thiocyanato, (C1-C6)-alkyl, (C1-C6)-haloalkyl, (C2-C6)-alkenyl, (C2-C6)-haloalkenyl, (C2-C6)-alkynyl, (C3-C6)-haloalkynyl, (C3-C6)-cycloalkyl, (C3-C6)-halocycloalkyl, (C3-C6)-cycloalkyl-(C1-C6)-alkyl, (C3-C6)-halocycloalkyl-(C1-C6)-alkyl, COR1, OR1, OCOR1, OSO2R2, S(O)nR2, SO2OR1, SO2N(R1)2, NR1SO2R2, NR1COR1, (C1-C6)-alkyl-S(O)nR2, (C1-C6)-alkyl-OR1, (C1-C6)-alkyl-OCOR1, (C1-C6)-alkyl-OSO2R2, (C1-C6)-alkyl-CO2R1, (C1-C6)-alkyl-SO2OR1, (C1-C6)-alkyl-CON(R1)2, (C1-C6)-alkyl-SO2N(R1)2, (C1-C6)-alkyl-NR1COR1, (C1-C6)-alkyl-NR1SO2R2, NR1R2, or P(O)(OR5)2, or
heteroaryl, heterocyclyl or phenyl, each substituted by s radicals selected from the group consisting of methyl, ethyl, methoxy, nitro, trifluoromethyl and halogen,
Y is hydrogen, nitro, halogen, cyano, thiocyanato, (C1-C6)-alkyl, halo-(C1-C6)-alkyl, (C2-C6)-alkenyl, halo-(C2-C6)-alkenyl, (C2-C6)-alkynyl, halo-(C2-C6)-alkynyl, (C3-C6)-cycloalkyl, (C3-C6)-cycloalkenyl, halo-(C3-C6)-cycloalkyl, (C3-C6)-cycloalkyl-(C1-C6)-alkyl, halo-(C3-C6)-cycloalkyl-(C1-C6)-alkyl, COR1, CO2R1, OCO2R1, NR1CO2R1, C(O)N(R1)2, NR1C(O)N(R1)2, OC(O)N(R1)2, C(O)N(R1)OR1, NR1SO2R2, NR1COR1, OR1, OSO2R2, S(O)nR2, SO2OR1, SO2N(R1)2, (C1-C6)-alkyl-S(O)nR2, (C1-C6)-alkyl-OR1, (C1-C6)-alkyl-OCOR1, (C1-C6)-alkyl-OSO2R2, (C1-C6)-alkyl-CO2R1, (C1-C6)-alkyl-CN, (C1-C6)-alkyl-SO2OR1, (C1-C6)-alkyl-CON(R1)2, (C1-C6)-alkyl-SO2N(R1)2, (C1-C6)-alkyl-NR1COR1, (C1-C6)-alkyl-NR1SO2R2, N(R1)2, P(O)(OR5)2, CH2P(O)(OR5)2, CH?NOR1, (C1-C6)-alkyl-CH?NOR1, or (C1-C6)-alkyl-O—N?C(R1)2, or
(C1-C6)-alkylphenyl, (C1-C6)-alkylheteroaryl, (C1-C6)-alkylheterocyclyl, phenyl, heteroaryl or heterocyclyl, each substituted by s radicals selected from the group consisting of halogen, nitro, cyano, (C1-C6)-alkyl, halo-(C1-C6)-alkyl, (C3-C6)-cycloalkyl, S(O)n—(C1-C6)-alkyl, (C1-C6)-alkoxy, halo-(C1-C6)-alkoxy, (C1-C6)-alkoxy-(C1-C4)-alkyl and cyanomethyl, and wherein heterocyclyl bears n oxo groups,
or
Y and Z together with the two atoms to which they are bonded form a 5-, 6- or 7-membered, unsaturated, partly saturated or saturated ring which, as well as carbon atoms, in each case has s nitrogen atoms, n oxygen atoms, n sulfur atoms and n S(O), S(O)2, C?N—R8, C(OR9)2, C[—O—(CH2)2—O—] or C(O) elements as ring members,
wherein the carbon atoms are substituted in each case by s radicals selected from the group consisting of halogen, cyano, (C1-C6)-alkyl, (C2-C10)-alkenyl, (C2-C10)-alkynyl, (C1-C6)-haloalkyl, (C1-C6)-alkoxy, phenoxy, halo-(C1-C6)-alkoxy, (C3-C8)-cycloalkyl, (C2-C8)-alkoxyalkyl and phenyl,
wherein the nitrogen atoms are substituted in each case by n radicals selected from the group consisting of (C1-C6)-alkyl and phenyl,
and in which the aforementioned phenyl radicals are substituted in each case by s radicals selected from the group consisting of cyano, nitro, halogen, (C1-C6)-alkyl, (C1-C6)-haloalkyl and (C1-C6)-alkoxy,
V is hydrogen, nitro, halogen, cyano, (C1-C4)-alkyl, (C1-C4)-haloalkyl, OR1 or S(O)nR2,
R1 is hydrogen, or
(C1-C6)-alkyl, (C1-C6)-haloalkyl, (C2-C6)-alkenyl, (C2-C6)-haloalkenyl, (C2-C6)-alkynyl, (C2-C6)-haloalkynyl, (C3-C6)-cycloalkyl, (C3-C6)-cycloalkenyl, (C3-C6)-halocycloalkyl, (C1-C6)-alkyl-O—(C1-C6)-alkyl, (C3-C6)-cycloalkyl-(C1-C6)-alkyl, phenyl, phenyl-(C1-C6)-alkyl, heteroaryl, (C1-C6)-alkylheteroaryl, heterocyclyl, (C1-C6)-alkylheterocyclyl, (C1-C6)-alkyl-O-heteroaryl, (C1-C6)-alkyl-O-heterocyclyl, (C1-C6)-alkyl-NR3-heteroaryl or (C1-C6)-alkyl-NR3-heterocyclyl, each substituted by s radicals selected from the group consisting of cyano, halogen, nitro, thiocyanato, OR3, S(O)nR4, N(R3)2, NR3OR3, COR3, OCOR3, SCOR4, NR3COR3, NR3SO2R4, CO2R3, COSR4, CON(R3)2 and (C1-C4)-alkoxy-(C2-C6)-alkoxycarbonyl, and wherein heterocyclyl bears n oxo groups,
R2 is (C1-C6)-alkyl, (C1-C6)-haloalkyl, (C2-C6)-alkenyl, (C2-C6)-haloalkenyl, (C2-C6)-alkynyl, (C2-C6)-haloalkynyl, (C3-C6)-cycloalkyl, (C3-C6)-cycloalkenyl, (C3-C6)-halocycloalkyl, (C1-C6)-alkyl-O—(C1-C6)-alkyl, (C3-C6)-cycloalkyl-(C1-C6)-alkyl, phenyl, phenyl-(C1-C6)-alkyl, heteroaryl, (C1-C6)-alkylheteroaryl, heterocyclyl, (C1-C6)-alkylheterocyclyl, (C1-C6)-alkyl-O-heteroaryl, (C1-C6)-alkyl-O-heterocyclyl, (C1-C6)-alkyl-NR3-heteroaryl, (C1-C6)-alkyl-NR3-heterocyclyl, each substituted by s radicals selected from the group consisting of cyano, halogen, nitro, thiocyanato, OR3, S(O)nR4, N(R3)2, NR3OR3, COR3, OCOR3, SCOR4, NR3COR3, NR3SO2R4, CO2R3, COSR4, CON(R3)2 and (C1-C4)-alkoxy-(C2-C6)-alkoxycarbonyl, and wherein heterocyclyl bears n oxo groups,
R3 is hydrogen, (C1-C6)-alkyl, (C2-C6)-alkenyl, (C2-C6)-alkynyl, (C3-C6)-cycloalkyl or (C3-C6)-cycloalkyl-(C1-C6)-alkyl,
R4 is (C1-C6)-alkyl, (C2-C6)-alkenyl or (C2-C6)-alkynyl, (C3-C6)-cycloalkyl or (C3-C6)-cycloalkyl-(C1-C6)-alkyl,
R5 is (C1-C4)-alkyl,
n is 0, 1 or 2,
s is 0, 1, 2 or 3,
A is an A1, A2, or A3 radical

R is (C1-C6)-alkyl-OC(O)N(R3)2 or (C1-C6)-alkyl-OC(O)OR10,
R6 is hydrogen, or
(C1-C6)-alkyl, R1O—(C1-C6)-alkyl, CH2R7, (C3-C7)-cycloalkyl, halo-(C1-C6)-alkyl, (C2-C6)-alkenyl, halo-(C2-C6)-alkenyl, (C2-C6)-alkynyl, halo-(C2-C6)-alkynyl, OR1, NHR1, methoxycarbonyl, ethoxycarbonyl, methoxycarbonylmethyl, ethoxycarbonylmethyl, methylcarbonyl, trifluoromethylcarbonyl, dimethylamino, acetylamino, methylsulfenyl, methylsulfinyl, or methylsulfonyl, or
heteroaryl, heterocyclyl, benzyl or phenyl, each substituted by s radicals selected from the group consisting of halogen, nitro, cyano, (C1-C6)-alkyl, halo-(C1-C6)-alkyl, (C3-C6)-cycloalkyl, S(O)n—(C1-C6)-alkyl, (C1-C6)-alkoxy, halo-(C1-C6)-alkoxy and (C1-C6)-alkoxy-(C1-C4)-alkyl,
R7 is acetoxy, acetamido, N-methylacetamido, benzoyloxy, benzamido, N-methylbenzamido, methoxycarbonyl, ethoxycarbonyl, benzoyl, methylcarbonyl, piperidinylcarbonyl, morpholinylcarbonyl, trifluoromethylcarbonyl, aminocarbonyl, methylaminocarbonyl, dimethylaminocarbonyl, (C1-C6)-alkoxy, or (C3-C6)-cycloalkyl, or
heteroaryl, heterocyclyl or phenyl, each substituted by s radicals from the group consisting of methyl, ethyl, methoxy, trifluoromethyl and halogen,
R8 is (C1-C6)-alkyl, halo-(C1-C6)-alkyl, (C1-C6)-alkoxy or halo-(C1-C6)-alkoxy,
R9 is (C1-C6)-alkyl or halo-(C1-C6)-alkyl, and
R10 is (C1-C6)-alkyl, halo-(C1-C6)-alkyl or (C1-C6)-cycloalkyl.

US Pat. No. 10,556,872

FATTY ACID SYNTHASE INHIBITORS AND METHODS OF USE

Hampton University, Hamp...

1. A compound of Formula (I):
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein R1 is bromine; wherein each of R2 and R3 is hydrogen; wherein each of R4 and R5 is carbonyl; wherein X is ester; and wherein Y is between 4 and 20.

US Pat. No. 10,556,868

METHOD FOR SYNTHESIZING 3-(DIFLUOROMETHYL)-1-METHYL-1H-PYRAZOLE-4-CARBOXYLIC ACID AND INTERMEDIATES THEREOF

ZHEJIANG YONGTAI TECHNOLO...

1. A method for synthesizing 3-(difluoromethyl)-1-methyl-1h-pyrazole-4-carboxylic acid represented by the following Formula III,
comprising the steps of:
(A) a diethyl ester compound represented by the following Formula IV is reacted under the action of an amine, a base and a carbonylating agent to form an acrylic diester compound represented by the following Formula I,

wherein,

wherein the definition of R1 is the same as above;
(B) the above compound represented by the Formula I is reacted with a fluoride reagent, a Lewis acid and a methyl hydrazine to form a pyrazole ring-containing diester compound represented by the following Formula II,

wherein the definition of R1 is the same as above:
(C) a heterocyclic-containing diester compound represented by the Formula II is reacted with a base to form the 3-(difluoromethyl)-1-methyl-1h-pyrazole-4-carboxylic acid represented by the Formula III.

US Pat. No. 10,556,860

HTERT MODULATORS AND METHODS OF USE

ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS,...

1. A compound selected from the group consisting of:
2-amino-N-((4-methoxy-3-methylphenyl)carbamoyl)benzamide,

2-amino-N-((4-((2-chloropyrimidin-5-yl)oxy)-3-methylphenyl)-carbamoyl)benzamide,

2-amino-N-((3-methyl-4-(pyrazine-2-yloxy)phenyl)carbamoyl)-benzamide,

2-amino-N-((3-methyl-4-((5-(trifluoromethyl)pyrimidin-2-yl)oxy)phenyl)carbamoyl)benzamide,

2-amino-N-((4-((5-methoxypyrimidin-2-yl)oxy)-3-methylphenyl)carbamoyl)benzamide,

N-((4-((5-bromopyrimidin-2-yl)oxy)-3-methylphenyl)carbamoyl)-4-(trifluoromethyl)benzamide,

N-((4-((5-bromopyrimidin-2-yl)oxy)-3-methylphenyl)carbamoyl)-4-fluorobenzamide,

N-((4-((5-bromopyrimidin-2-yl)oxy)-3-methylphenyl)carbamoyl)-4-methoxybenzamide,

2-amino-N-((4-(2-morpholinoethoxy)phenyl)carbamoyl)benzamide,

2-amino-N-((4-((5-(1-methyl-1H-pyrazol-4-yl)pyrimidin-2-yl)oxy)phenyl)carbamoyl)benzamide,

N-((4-((5-bromopyrimidin-2-yl)oxy)phenyl)carbamoyl)-4-methoxybenzamide,

N-((3-chloro-4-((5-chloropyrimidin-2-yl)oxy)phenyl)carbamoyl)-4-methoxybenzamide,

4-methoxy-N-((3-methyl-4-((5-(1-methyl-1H-pyrazol-4-yl)pyrimidin-2-yl)oxy)phenyl)carbamoyl)benzamide,

N-((4-((5-bromopyrimidin-2-yl)oxy)phenyl)(methyl)carbamoyl)-4-methoxybenzamide,

N-((4-((5-bromopyrimidin-2-yl)oxy)-3-methylphenyl)carbamoyl)picolinamide,

N-((4-guanidino-3-methylphenyl)carbamoyl)benzamide,

N-((4((5-chloropyrimidin-2-yl)oxy)-3-methylphenyl)carbamoyl)-4-(trifluoromethyl)benzamide,

N-((4((5-methoxypyrimidin-2-yl)oxy)-3-methylphenyl)carbamoyl)-4-(trifluoromethyl)benzamide,

N-((4-((5-chloropyrimidin-2-yl)oxy)-3-fluorophenyl)carbamoyl)-4-(trifluoromethyl)benzamide,

N-((3-methyl-4-(pyrazin-2-yloxy)phenyl)-carbamoyl)-4-(trifluoromethyl)benzamide, and

N-((4-((2-chloropyrimidin-5-yl)oxy)-3-methylphenyl)carbamoyl)-4-(trifluoromethyl)benzamide,
including a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, or a prodrug thereof, or a mixture thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,556,859

PHTHALONITRILE COMPOUND

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

1. A phthalonitrile resin comprising a polymerized unit derived from a compound of Formula 1 below:
wherein, A is an alkylene group or an alkylidene group, having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, Q1 and Q2 are an aromatic divalent radical substituted with at least one alkyl group, L1 and L2 are each independently an alkylene group, an alkylidene group, an oxygen atom or a sulfur atom, R1 to R10 are each independently hydrogen, an alkyl group, an alkoxy group, an aryl group or a cyano group, provided that at least two of R1 to R5 are a cyano group and at least two of R6 to R10 are a cyano group.

US Pat. No. 10,556,857

HYDRAZIDE COMPOUNDS SUITABLE FOR NUCLEATING POLYLACTIC ACID POLYMER

3M Innovative Properties ...

1. A composition comprising:semicrystalline polylactic acid polymer; and
a nucleating agent having the formula:

wherein R1 is a C10-C20 alkylene group; and
R2 is an alkyl group.

US Pat. No. 10,556,854

BACTERIAL EFFLUX PUMP INHIBITORS

Rutgers, The State Univer...

1. A compound of formula I:
X is NR2 or O;
R1 is (C3-C12)alkyl substituted with two or more groups selectedfrom —NRb1Rc1, —NHNH2, —C(?NRa1)(NRb1Rc1), —NRa1C(?NRa1)(Rd1)and —NRa1C(?NRa1)(NRb1Rc1);R2 is hydrogen or (C1-C3)alkyl;
each R3 is independently hydrogen, halo or (C1-C4)alkyl;
R4 is aryl, heteroaryl, aryl(C1-C6)alkyl- or heteroaryl(C1-C6)alkyl- wherein any aryl, heteroaryl, aryl(C1-C6)alkyl- or heteroaryl(C1-C6)alkyl- of R4 is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from halo, (C1-C4)alkyl, (C1-C4)haloalkyl, (C1-C4)alkoxy and (C1-C4)haloalkoxy;
R5 is hydrogen, (C1-C3)alkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, aryl(C1-C6)alkyl- or heteroaryl(C1-C6)alkyl- wherein any aryl, heteroaryl, aryl(C1-C6)alkyl- or heteroaryl(C1-C6)alkyl- of R5 is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from halo, (C1-C4)alkyl, (C1-C4)haloalkyl, (C1-C4)alkoxy and (C1-C4)haloalkoxy, provided that when R5 is hydrogen or (C1-C3)alkyl, and R4 is optionally substituted phenyl, then n is not 0 or 1;
each Ra1 is independently hydrogen or (C1-C4)alkyl;
each Rb1 and Rc1 is independently hydrogen or (C1-C4)alkyl;
Rd1 is (C1-C3)alkyl and
n is 0, 1, 2 or 3;
or a salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,556,852

PRODUCTION OF MALEIC ACID, FUMARIC ACID, OR MALEIC ANHYDRIDE FROM LEVULINIC ACID ANALOGS

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY, Syr...

1. A method of producing maleic anhydride, comprising the step of oxidizing a quantity of methyl levulinate without forming levulinic acid to form maleic anhydride.

US Pat. No. 10,556,848

SYSTEMS AND METHODS USING LANTHANIDE HALIDE

Calera Corporation, Moss...

1. A method, comprising:contacting an anode with an anode electrolyte wherein the anode electrolyte comprises metal halide, one or more lanthanide halides, and water wherein the one or more lanthanide halides are in concentration range of between about 0.4-10 mol %;
contacting cathode with a cathode electrolyte;
applying voltage to the anode and the cathode and oxidizing the metal halide from a lower oxidation state to a higher oxidation state at the anode; and
reacting an unsaturated hydrocarbon or a saturated hydrocarbon with the metal halide in the higher oxidation state and the one or more lanthanide halides in the anode electrolyte, to result in one or more products comprising halohydrocarbon.

US Pat. No. 10,556,847

PROCESSES AND APPARATUSES FOR METHYLATION OF AROMATICS IN AN AROMATICS COMPLEX

UOP LLC, Des Plaines, IL...

1. A process for the methylation of toluene in an aromatics complex, comprising:passing a stream comprising crude A7 and an overhead stream comprising A9+ from a heavy aromatics column to a transalkylation reaction zone to produce a transalkylation product stream comprising xylene isomers, wherein the stream comprising crude A7 further includes up to 40% by weight non-aromatic toluene co-boilers;
passing a processed toluene stream and a methanol feed stream to a toluene methylation reaction zone to produce a toluene methylation reaction zone product stream comprising xylene isomers;
passing the toluene methylation reaction zone product stream and the transalkylation product stream to a benzene column to obtain a benzene column overhead stream comprising benzene and a benzene column bottoms stream comprising A7+;
passing the benzene column bottoms stream comprising A7+ to a toluene column to obtain a toluene column overhead stream comprising toluene and a toluene column bottoms stream comprising A8+, wherein the processed toluene stream is the toluene column overhead stream;
passing the toluene column bottoms to a xylene column to obtain a xylene column overhead stream comprising A8 and a xylene column bottoms stream comprising A9+; and
passing the xylene column bottoms stream to the heavy aromatics column.

US Pat. No. 10,556,845

SYSTEM AND PRODUCING METHOD FOR PREPARING ALKYLATED OIL BY USING SULFURIC ACID AS CATALYST

Beijing University of Che...

1. A system for preparing alkylated oil by using sulfuric acid as a catalyst, comprising a reactor unit, a catalyst and hydrocarbon circulating unit, a separator unit, an isobutene circulating unit and a fractionator unit; wherein:the reactor unit is respectively communicated with the catalyst and hydrocarbon circulating unit and the separator unit through pipes;
the catalyst and hydrocarbon circulating unit comprises at least one circulating pump and at least one gas separation tank, and is communicated with the separator unit through a pipe;
the separator unit comprises a settler unit, a cyclone unit or a combination thereof, and is respectively communicated with the isobutene circulating unit and the fractionator unit through pipes;
the isobutane circulating unit comprises at least one gas compressor and at least one cooler;
the fractionator unit comprises at least one fractionating tower;
the catalyst and hydrocarbon circulating unit, the separator unit, the isobutene circulating unit and the fractionator unit are respectively communicated with the reactor unit through pipes; and
the reactor unit comprises at least one high-gravity reactor.

US Pat. No. 10,556,842

DRY POWDER PROCESSING

YORK POTASH LTD, London ...

1. A fertiliser product in the form of pellets comprising: at least 80% by mass of an evaporite mineral powder having a mean grain size in the range from 50 to 400 ?m, the evaporite mineral being polyhalite; and a binder comprising starch.

US Pat. No. 10,556,837

ORGANIC LIQUID FERTILIZER

John Martin, Overland Pa...

17. An aqueous liquid fertilizer comprising at least 4% dissolved ammoniacal nitrogen, the fertilizer being made by:(a) obtaining a plant or animal-sourced waste filtrate comprising ammoniacal nitrogen dissolved in water;
(b) adding an acid to the waste filtrate in a sufficient quantity so as to adjust the pH of the waste filtrate to between 3 to 7 and thereby form a pH-adjusted filtrate;
(c) removing water from the pH-adjusted filtrate to concentrate the dissolved ammoniacal nitrogen contained therein to at least 4%.

US Pat. No. 10,556,836

SOLVENT SYSTEMS OF N-ALKYL THIOPHOSPHORIC TRIAMIDES AND METHODS OF USE IN AGRICULTURAL APPLICATIONS

RHODIA OPERATIONS, Auber...

1. A composition comprising:a) at least one alkyl thiophosphoric triamide as a urease inhibitor, wherein the alkyl thiophosphoric triamide is present in an amount between 15% by weight of the composition and 35% by weight of the composition;
b) a solvent comprising at least one dioxolane compound of formula (Ia):
wherein R6 and R7 individually comprises an alkyl group, an alkenyl group, or a phenyl group, wherein n is an integer of from 1 to 10, wherein the dioxolane compound is present in an amount from at least 25% by weight of the composition;wherein the composition is free of amide solvent.

US Pat. No. 10,556,833

CERAMIC HONEYCOMB FILTER AND ITS PRODUCTION METHOD

HITACHI METALS, LTD., To...

1. A method for producing a ceramic honeycomb filter comprising a ceramic honeycomb structure having pluralities of flow paths partitioned by porous cell walls made of a material comprising cordierite as a main crystal, and plugs formed in predetermined flow paths of said ceramic honeycomb structure; comprisingcharging a plugging material comprising at least 100 parts by mass of ceramic particles, 5-20 parts by mass on a solid basis of colloidal oxide and 1.5-4 parts by mass of a binder into the predetermined flow paths of said ceramic honeycomb structure, and drying said plugging material by microwave heating or high-frequency dielectric heating to form said plugs;
said ceramic particles having a particle size distribution at least a first peak and a second peak lower than said first peak, said first peak being in a particle size range of 100-200 ?m, and said second peak being in a particle size range of 10-30 ?m.

US Pat. No. 10,556,832

CUTTERS COMPRISING POLYCRYSTALLINE DIAMOND ATTACHED TO A HARD METAL CARBIDE SUBSTRATE

DIAMOND INNOVATIONS, INC....

1. A method of making a superabrasive compact, comprising:positioning a plurality of superabrasive particles proximate to a substrate, wherein the substrate comprises hard metal carbides, a binder, and a species; and
subjecting the substrate and the plurality of superabrasive particles to a high pressure high temperature process suitable for producing the superabrasive compact,
wherein the species is selected from (i) the group of elements consisting of boron, aluminum, and manganese, (ii) the group of compounds consisting of a boron compound, an aluminum compound, and a manganese compound, and (iii) the group of eutectic alloys consisting of a boron alloy, an aluminum alloy, and a manganese alloy, and
wherein in the high pressure high temperature process, the species in the substrate form a compound with a composition of AxBvCz, wherein A is a metal from the species, B is selected from the group consisting of W, Co, and Cr, and C is carbon, and wherein 0

US Pat. No. 10,556,827

METHOD FOR MODIFYING THE TRANSMISSION OF GLASSES AND GLASS CERAMICS AND GLASS OR GLASS CERAMIC ARTICLES THAT CAN BE PRODUCED ACCORDING TO THE METHOD

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

18. A product, comprising:a volume-colored monolithic glass or glass ceramic element consisting of a first region and a second region adjacent to one another within the monolithic glass or glass ceramic element,
the first and second regions having different colorations so that an absorption coefficient of the first region and a light transmission through the first region are different from an absorption coefficient of the second region and a light transmission through the second region,
the first region having a spectral transmission that is greater than a spectral transmission in the second region within an entire spectral range between 420 nanometers and 780 nanometers, and
the first region having a light scattering that differs from a light scattering in the second region by not more than 20 percentage points.

US Pat. No. 10,556,824

COATED ARTICLE WITH IR REFLECTING LAYER(S) AND SILICON ZIRCONIUM OXYNITRIDE LAYER(S) AND METHOD OF MAKING SAME

GUARDIAN EUROPE S.A.R.L.,...

1. A coated article including a coating supported by a glass substrate, the coating comprising moving away from the glass substrate:a dielectric layer comprising zirconium and oxygen;
a first layer comprising zinc stannate;
a first layer comprising zinc oxide located over and directly contacting the layer comprising zinc stannate;
a first infrared (IR) reflecting layer comprising silver located on the substrate over and directly contacting the first layer comprising zinc oxide; and
a contact layer comprising metal oxide located over and directly contacting the first IR reflecting layer comprising silver;
a second layer comprising zinc stannate on the glass substrate over at least the first IR reflecting layer and the contact layer;
a second layer comprising zinc oxide located over at least the second layer comprising zinc stannate;
a second IR reflecting layer comprising silver located over at least the first IR reflecting layer, the first and second layers comprising zinc stannate, and the first and second layers comprising zinc oxide;
another dielectric layer over at least the second IR reflecting layer comprising silver;
wherein the coating contains two silver based IR reflecting layers;
wherein the second IR reflecting layer comprising silver is at least 10 angstroms (?) thicker than the first IR reflecting layer comprising silver;
wherein the dielectric layer comprising zirconium and oxygen is at least 10 angstroms (?) thicker than the first layer comprising zinc stannate; and
wherein the second layer comprising zinc stannate is at least 20 angstroms (?) thicker than the dielectric layer comprising zirconium and oxygen.

US Pat. No. 10,556,823

INTERIOR COATINGS FOR GLASS STRUCTURES IN ELECTRONIC DEVICES

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An electronic device having opposing front and rear faces, comprising:a display on the front face;
a housing having a glass layer on the rear face; and
a coating on the glass layer, wherein the coating includes a first layer on an interior surface of the glass layer, a second layer, and a third layer that is interposed between the first and second layers and that is formed from a material that is different from at least one of the first and second layers, wherein the first layer comprises a metal adhesion promotion layer.

US Pat. No. 10,556,822

COATED ARTICLE INCLUDING LOW-EMISSIVITY COATING INSULATING GLASS UNIT INCLUDING COATED ARTICLE, AND/OR METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME

GUARDIAN GLASS, LLC., Au...

1. A method of making an insulated glass (IG) unit including a coated article including a coating supported by a glass substrate, the method comprising:having a coated article comprising:
a first dielectric layer on the substrate;
a first layer comprising Ag over at least the first dielectric layer;
a second dielectric layer over at least the first layer comprising Ag;
a second layer comprising Ag over at least the second dielectric layer;
a first layer comprising Ni and Ti over and contacting the second layer comprising Ag;
a third dielectric layer over at least the first layer comprising Ni and Ti;
a third layer comprising Ag over at least the third dielectric layer;
a second layer comprising Ni and Ti over and contacting the third layer comprising Ag; and
a fourth dielectric layer over at least the second layer comprising Ni and Ti;
and making the IG unit via steps comprising:
positioning a second substrate in substantially parallel spaced apart relation to said coated article so as to form a gap therebetween;
coupling said coated article and the second substrate,
wherein the coating of the coated article is provided on surface 2 or surface 3 of the IG unit; and
wherein the IG unit has a LSG of greater than or equal to 2.15.

US Pat. No. 10,556,821

LAMINATED WINDOW INCLUDING DIFFERENT GLASS SUBSTRATES WITH LOW-E COATING ADJACENT VEHICLE OR BUILDING INTERIOR AND/OR METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME

GUARDIAN GLASS, LLC, Aub...


wherein the second glass substrate contains at least 0.40% more total iron (expressed as Fe2O3) than does the first glass substrate, so that the first glass substrate having less total iron is the inboard glass substrate and is less absorbing than is the second glass substrate which is the outboard glass substrate, so as to lower an SHGC value of the vehicle window; and
wherein the coating is formed to lower total solar transmission (Tts) of the window by at least 5% absolute compared to if no coating was provided while also ensuring that the window has a visible transmission of at least 70% (Ill. A, 2 degree Observer).

US Pat. No. 10,556,818

CURVED SURFACE COVER GLASS, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME, AND IN-VEHICLE DISPLAY MEMBER

AGC Inc., Chiyoda-ku (JP...

15. A curved cover glass, comprising a plate-like glass body having:a first surface;
a second surface facing the first surface; and
at least one end face connecting the first surface and the second surface,
wherein:
the plate-like glass body comprises a chemically strengthened glass; and
when any of tangential directions at an arbitrary point on the first surface is defined to be X-axis, and among tangential directions on the first surface at the arbitrary point, a direction orthogonal to the X-axis is defined to be Y-axis, and a direction orthogonal to the X-axis and the Y-axis is defined to be Z-axis:
the X-axis is, among tangential directions on the first surface at an arbitrary point on the first surface, a direction in which a first curvature radius R1 in cross-section of the first surface in an XZ plane passing the X-axis and the Z-axis is minimum,
the first surface has a curvature part in which the surface is bent in the X-axis direction at least at one point on the first surface and the first curvature radius R1 is from 300 to 10,000 mm, and
on the first surface, the number of a specific curvature part having a curvature radius of less than 300 mm is 10 or less per unit area of 1 mm2.

US Pat. No. 10,556,809

EVAPORATION PANEL SYSTEMS AND ASSEMBLIES

Ecovap, Inc., Provo, UT ...

1. An evaporation panel system, comprising a plurality of evaporation panels, wherein a first evaporation panel and a second evaporation panel of the plurality of evaporation panels each include:a plurality of evaporation shelves that are laterally elongated, vertically stacked, spaced apart from one another, and horizontally oriented;
a plurality of vertical support columns positioned laterally along the plurality of evaporation shelves to provide support and separation to the plurality of evaporation shelves;
a plurality of female-receiving openings which are individually bordered by two evaporation shelves and two support columns; and
a plurality of male connectors positioned at lateral ends of both the first evaporation panel and the second evaporation panel,
wherein the first evaporation panel and the second evaporation panel are orthogonally connectable via the male connectors of the first evaporation panel and the female-receiving openings of the second evaporation panel.

US Pat. No. 10,556,805

SYSTEM FOR TAIL GAS TREATMENT OF SULFUR RECOVERY UNITS

SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY...

1. A system for recovering sulfur from a tail gas stream, the system comprising:an air reactor, where the air reactor operates at an air reaction temperature and an air reaction pressure, where the air reactor comprises a fluidized bed reactor, where the fluidized bed comprises calcium carbonate;
an air reactor separator fluidly connected to the air reactor and a calciner separator, where the air reactor separator comprises a solid-gas separation unit;
the calciner unit fluidly connected to the air reactor separator and a calciner separator, where the calciner unit operates at a calciner reaction temperature and a calciner reaction pressure;
the calciner separator fluidly connected to the calciner unit and a fuel reactor, where the calciner separator comprises a solid-gas separation unit;
the fuel reactor fluidly connected to the calciner separator, where the fuel reactor operates at a fuel reaction temperature and fuel reaction pressure, where the fuel reactor comprises a fluidized bed reactor, where the fluidized bed comprises calcium carbonate; and
a fuel reactor separator fluidly connected to the fuel reactor and the air reactor, where the fuel reactor separator comprises a solid-gas separation unit.

US Pat. No. 10,556,797

CATALYST FOR MANUFACTURING MULTI-WALLED CARBON NANOTUBE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING MULTI-WALLED CARBON NANOTUBE USING THE SAME

SK Innovation Co., Ltd., ...

1. A method of manufacturing multi-walled carbon nanotubes comprising the steps of:(a) providing a catalyst for manufacturing multi-walled carbon nanotubes comprising a silica-alumina mixed carrier and a transition metal main catalyst supported on the mixed carrier; and
(b) forming multi-walled carbon nanotubes by reacting the catalyst for manufacturing multi-walled carbon nanotubes with hydrocarbon gas and hydrogen gas at 600 to 900° C.,
wherein step (a) comprises:
(a-1) forming the silica-alumina mixed carrier by dissolving and mixing an Si derivative and an Al derivative in a solvent for 10 to 30 minutes, drying a mixture at 100 to 150° C. for 1 to 3 hours and then heat-treating at 450 to 550° C. for 1 to 5 hours; and
(a-2) forming the catalyst for manufacturing multi-walled carbon nanotubes by dissolving a transition metal main catalyst derivative in a solvent, mixing with the silica-alumina mixed carrier for 10 to 30 minutes, drying at 100 to 150° C. for 1 to 3 hours and then heat-treating at 450 to 550° C. for 1 to 5 hours.

US Pat. No. 10,556,792

WAFER LEVEL INTEGRATED MEMS DEVICE ENABLED BY SILICON PILLAR AND SMART CAP

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A method, comprising:forming a capping substrate comprising a ventilation trench within the capping substrate;
forming a lining structure including an oxide layer on sidewalls of the ventilation trench and a polysilicon layer over the oxide layer, the lining structure leaving an opening that defines a vent extending to a first height as measured from a lower surface of the capping substrate to an upper surface of the ventilation trench;
forming a sealing structure within the ventilation trench;
forming first and second recessed regions laterally spaced apart from the sealing structure, an uppermost extent of the first and second recessed regions being at a second height that is less than the first height;
providing a device substrate comprising first and second micro-electro mechanical system (MEMS) devices;
bonding the capping substrate to the device substrate hermetically sealing a first cavity at a first gas pressure associated with the first MEMS device and the first recess region, and defining a second cavity associated with the second MEMS device and the second recess region, wherein the second cavity is in fluid communication with the vent; and
adjusting a gas pressure in the second cavity through the vent and sealing the vent hermetically at a second gas pressure that is different than the first gas pressure of the first cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,556,790

METHOD FOR FORMING MULTI-DEPTH MEMS PACKAGE

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A method for manufacturing a microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) package, the method comprising:preparing a cap substrate having a first device region and a scribe line region defined on the cap substrate;
forming a first trench in the first device region, a second trench in a second device region, and a scribe trench in the scribe line region at a front side of the cap substrate;
forming and patterning a hard mask over the cap substrate to cover a portion of a bottom surface of the first trench while to expose a remaining portion of the bottom surface of the first trench, the second trench, and the scribe trench;
performing an etch to the second trench to lower a bottom surface of the second trench, such that a bottom surface of the second trench is lower than that of the first trench;
with the hard mask in place, performing an etch to the cap substrate such that an uncovered portion of the bottom surface of the first trench is recessed while a covered portion of the bottom surface of the first trench is non-altered to form a stopper within the first trench; and
bonding the front side of the cap substrate to a device substrate, enclosing the first trench overlying a first MEMS device.

US Pat. No. 10,556,789

LASER RESEALING WITH STRESS-REDUCING PRESTRUCTURING

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A method for manufacturing a micromechanical component including a substrate and a cap connected to the substrate and together with the substrate enclosing a first cavity, a first pressure prevailing and a first gas mixture with a first chemical composition being enclosed in the first cavity, the method comprising:in a first step, forming an access opening, connecting the first cavity to surroundings of the micromechanical component, in the substrate or in the cap;
in a second step, adjusting at least one of the first pressure and the first chemical composition, in the first cavity;
in a third step, forming a receptacle at a surface of the substrate or of the cap in a region of the access opening, wherein the receptacle includes a base, an open side opposite the base and facing away from the first cavity, and a sidewall that separates the receptacle from the access opening; and
in a fourth step, using a laser to introduce energy and heat into the receptacle towards the base of the receptacle, and thereby into an absorbing part of the substrate or the cap, which converts material of the substrate or the cap around the receptacle into a liquid aggregate that fills at least a part of the receptacle and a mouth of the access opening, thereby sealing the access opening.

US Pat. No. 10,556,788

PILLOW FILL MACHINE

BEDGEAR, LLC, Farmingdal...

1. A filling system comprising:a first component comprising a fiber opener configured to open fibers;
a second component connected to the first component, the second component comprising a fiber blower configured to blow opened fibers;
a third component connected to the second component, the third component comprising a weighing system configured to weigh the opened fibers;
a fourth component connected to the third component, the fourth component comprising a filler configured to dispose the opened fibers into a shell; and
a silo positioned between the first component and the second component, the silo comprising a photo eye configured to sense when the silo is full and an air supply configured to blow the opened fibers away from the photo eye when the silo is not full.

US Pat. No. 10,556,787

LIQUID TRANSFER APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

BOE Technology Group Co.,...

1. A liquid transfer apparatus, comprising: a first auxiliary cover, a second auxiliary cover, a transfer tube, a breathing pipe, a slide rail, a telescopic structure, a driving member, and a clamping device, whereinthe first auxiliary cover is configured to cover a liquid container for holding a liquid to be transferred, and the second auxiliary cover is configured to cover a target container;
the transfer tube includes a first end running through the first auxiliary cover, and a second end running through the second auxiliary cover;
the breathing pipe includes a first end running through the first auxiliary cover, and a second end configured to introduce nitrogen, or an inert gas, so that the liquid in the liquid container is transferred to the target container through the transfer tube;
the telescopic structure comprises a first end and a second end under the slide rail, the first end of the telescopic structure being disposed on the slide rail and movable over the liquid container and the target container, the second end of the telescope structure is connected with the clamping device;
the driving member is configured to drive the telescopic structure to move in the slide rail or rotate; and
the clamping device comprises a first clamp and a second clamp, the first clamp being configured to clamp a first cover of the liquid container or clamp the first auxiliary cover, and the second clamp being configured to clamp a second cover of the target container or clamp the second auxiliary cover.

US Pat. No. 10,556,784

LIFTING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR LIFTING AND/OR LOWERING LOADS

EISENMANN SE, Boeblingen...

1. A lifting system for lifting and/or lowering loads comprising:a) a lifting apparatus, which is suitable for conveying loads along a lifting direction from a first transfer position into a second transfer position and along a lowering direction from the second transfer position to the first transfer position, and
b) a conveying apparatus, which is suitable for receiving, at the first and/or the second transfer position, the loads conveyed by the lifting apparatus,
c) wherein the conveying apparatus has at least one retaining pendulum, which can be pivoted into a retaining position,
d) wherein the lifting apparatus has at least one retaining holder for the retaining pendulum,
e) wherein the retaining pendulum, in the retaining position, can be brought into engagement with the retaining holder, by a movement of the retaining holder in the lowering direction, such that a movement of the lifting apparatus in the lowering direction is blocked and/or the retaining pendulum, in the retaining position, can be brought into engagement with the retaining holder, by a movement of the retaining holder in the lifting direction, such that a movement of the lifting apparatus in the lifting direction is blocked,
f) wherein the retaining holder has a first guide track,
g) wherein the first guide track is designed so that, when the retaining holder is moving along the lifting direction or the lowering direction, the guide track moves the retaining pendulum into a first position, in which the retaining pendulum cannot be brought into engagement with the retaining holder.

US Pat. No. 10,556,782

RAISING/LOWERING CONVEYANCE DEVICE FOR CONTAINER FOR CONVEYING ARTICLE

Daifuku Co., Ltd., (JP)

1. A raising/lowering conveyance device for a container for conveying an article, the raising/lowering conveyance device comprising:at least two container gripping devices, each container gripping device being capable of moving close to and away from the container for conveying an article in a horizontal direction, and being operable to be raised and lowered,
each container gripping device including a pinholder-shaped structure having multiple container support pins, wherein each container support pin is capable of protruding and retracting in the horizontal direction on a side of the container and is biased and held in a protrusion position,
the container support pins being operable to enter a lower side of a downward facing step surface formed on an outside of the container, by movement toward the container, and the container support pins being operable to support the container,
each container gripping device being supported by a columnar support member for raising and lowering the container gripping device,
an elastic material being disposed between each columnar support member and the associated container gripping device, and the elastic material being operable to bias the associated container gripping device in a raising direction,
each container gripping device being held, by an upward biasing force of the elastic material, at an equilibrium height in equilibrium with a weight of the container gripping device so as to be able to be moved vertically with the equilibrium height serving as a center of the movement, and
the container gripping devices being operable to lift the container and when the container gripping devices lift the container, the container gripping devices are supported by the columnar support members in a position in a state of being lowered from the equilibrium height, in response to a weight of the container.

US Pat. No. 10,556,781

PULLEY ASSEMBLY

J. C. Bamford Excavators ...

1. A boom assembly comprising:a boom defining a longitudinal direction, and a pulley rotatably mounted on a pivot pin,
the pivot pin having a first end with a first outer surface and a second end with a second outer surface,
a pulley frame having a first pin support for receiving the first outer surface, a second pin support for receiving the second outer surface, and a transverse cross member having a first hole for receiving a first adjustment rod and a second hole for receiving a second adjustment rod,
wherein the first and second pin supports are coupled to the transverse cross member and the pivot pin such that a distance between the pivot pin and the transverse cross member measured in the longitudinal direction is fixed,
the boom including a first receiving hole for receiving the first adjustment rod and a second receiving hole for receiving the second adjustment rod,
the boom assembly being configured such that adjustment of the first and second adjustment rods causes movement of both the transverse cross member and the pulley along the longitudinal direction of the boom.

US Pat. No. 10,556,778

WORK MACHINE WITH MULTIPLE SENSORS

SUMITOMO(S.H.I.) CONSTRUC...

1. A work machine comprising:a traveling undercarriage;
an upper rotating structure swingably mounted on the traveling undercarriage;
a cab mounted on the upper rotating structure;
a cab elevator configured to move up and down the cab;
an attachment including a plurality of work elements, the attachment being attached to the upper rotating structure;
an end attachment attached to an end of the attachment;
a first sensor configured to obtain angles of rotation of the work elements;
a second sensor configured to obtain an angle of rotation of the end attachment; and
a control device configured to restrict or stop a motion of reducing a distance between the end attachment and the cab in response to determining that the end attachment has entered a predetermined region based on outputs of the first sensor and the second sensor,
wherein the control device is configured to set the predetermined region according to a position of the cab, and vertically move up the predetermined region as the cab is vertically moved up by the cab elevator and vertically move down the predetermined region as the cab is vertically moved down by the cab elevator.

US Pat. No. 10,556,776

LIGHTWEIGHT ELEVATOR TRAVELING CABLE

OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY, F...

1. An elevator traveling cable, comprising:a plurality of conductors configured for conducting at least one of electrical energy and communication signals to at least one component of an associated elevator car;
a jacket covering the plurality of conductors; and
at least one load bearing member supporting a weight of the traveling cable, wherein the at least one load bearing member consists solely of liquid crystal polymer.

US Pat. No. 10,556,765

REGISTRATION SYSTEM WITH INDEPENDENT LATERALLY ADJUSTABLE NIPS

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A registration system for a printing device, comprising:at least one sensor to detect a position of a print media;
at least one lead screw;
a first laterally adjustable rotating number and a second laterally adjustable rotating member coupled to the at least one lead screw, wherein the first laterally adjustable rotating member and the second laterally adjustable rotating member moves along an opposing lateral direction when the at least one lead screw is rotated;
a motor coupled to the at least one lead screw to move the first laterally adjustable rotating member and the second laterally adjustable rotating member a desired amount of movement based on the position of the print media and a width of the print media; and
a processor communicatively coupled to the at least one sensor and the motor to calculate a desired amount of movement based on the position of the print media and control the motor to move the at least one lead screw to move the first laterally adjustable rotating member and the second laterally adjustable rotating member by the desired amount of movement.

US Pat. No. 10,556,764

SENSOR UNIT AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS THEREWITH

KYOCERA DOCUMENT SOLUTION...

1. A sensor unit comprising:an edge detection sensor which is arranged in a conveying portion for conveying a sheet and senses an edge position of a sheet in a sheet width direction perpendicular to a sheet conveying direction;
a sensor carriage having a carriage main body in which the edge detection sensor is incorporated;
a unit housing which houses the sensor carriage and reciprocatably supports the sensor carriage in the sheet width direction; and
a carriage moving mechanism which makes the sensor carriage reciprocate in the sheet width direction,
wherein
the sensor carriage is selectively positioned at a first position where the sensor carriage makes contact with a first side face at one end side of the unit housing in the sheet width direction or at a second position where the sensor carriage makes contact with a second side face at another end side in the sheet width direction.

US Pat. No. 10,556,762

SHEET CONVEYING APPARATUS, IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, AND IMAGE READING APPARATUS

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A sheet conveying apparatus comprising:a first rotating member configured to rotate in one direction;
a second rotating member configured to convey a sheet in a first direction together with the first rotating member according to the first rotating member rotating;
a third rotating member configured to convey the sheet in a second direction together with the first rotating member according to the first rotating member rotating, wherein the second direction is a direction different from the first direction;
a switching unit configured to switch a position of the first rotating member between a first position and a second position, wherein the first position is a position in which the first rotating member coveys a sheet with the second rotating member or the third rotating member and the second position is a position to which the first rotating member is retracted from the first position; and
a regulating member configured to regulate a position of the sheet,
wherein, in a case where the first rotating member moves from the first position, the regulating member regulates the position of the sheet so that a rear end of the sheet held by the second rotating member and the third rotating member is, in a gravitational direction, positioned above a moving trajectory of the first rotating member.

US Pat. No. 10,556,761

AUTOMATED TRUCK UNLOADER FOR UNLOADING/UNPACKING PRODUCT FROM TRAILERS AND CONTAINERS

Wynright Corporation, El...

1. A system for unloading/unpacking product from a trailer, the automatic truck unloader comprising:a distance measurement subassembly configured to determine presence of objects within a detection space;
a control subassembly being in communication with the distance measurement subassembly, the control subassembly providing instructions for the selective articulated movement of an industrial robot; and
the control assembly including a memory accessible to a processor, the memory including processor-executable instructions that, when executed cause the processor to:
specify a search operation to identify a product skyline within a product space,
specify a search operation to identify an active quadrant within the product space,
specify a search operation to identify a protruding product within the active quadrant at the product skyline, and
specify a removal operation to unload the product corresponding to the protruding product.

US Pat. No. 10,556,760

AUTOMATIC TIRE LOADER/UNLOADER FOR STACKING/UNSTACKING TIRES IN A TRAILER

Wynright Corporation, El...

1. A method for stacking tires within a trailer parked at a loading bay, the method comprising:providing an automatic tire loader/unloader including a base structure having an industrial robot mounted thereto, the industrial robot is operable to handle tires; and
executing at the automatic tire loader/unloader a rick-rack stacking routine including processor-executable instructions to:
specify a search operation to identify a tire skyline including an active quadrant,
specify a search operation to identify a hole and hump of an adjacent tire pair within the active quadrant, and
calculate instructions for executing a rick-rack stacking pattern of tires.

US Pat. No. 10,556,750

SENSING AN ARTICLE IN A CONVEYOR

HP Indigo B.V., Amstelve...

1. A conveyor comprising:a belt for moving an article along a conveying direction, the belt having a first pair of rows of holes extending along the conveying direction; and
a sensor associated with each row of the first pair of rows,
wherein the sensors and the first pair of rows of holes are arranged such that the article is detectable when both the sensors sense a material simultaneously, and
wherein the sensors and the first pair of rows of holes are arranged such that for substantially any position of the belt in the conveying direction at least one of the sensors is aligned with one of the holes of the first pair of rows.

US Pat. No. 10,556,749

CONVEYOR SYSTEM INCLUDING AN INCREMENTALLY ADJUSTABLE LIFT FRAME

PPG Industries Ohio, Inc....

1. A conveyor system comprising:a plurality of conveyor sections defining a conveying path extending from an upstream conveyor section to a downstream conveyor section with a translatable section disposed therebetween, wherein the translatable section includes a declined section, an inclined section, and an intermediate section between the inclined section and the declined section;
a lift assembly operationally connected to the translatable section, the lift assembly including a fully lifted position, a fully lowered position, and a plurality of intermediate positions between the fully lifted position and the fully lowered position; and
a telescoping joint operationally connected to and positioned between two of the conveyor sections of the translatable section, wherein the telescoping joint is configured to contract in a linear direction as the lift assembly is actuated toward the fully raised position and is configured to expand in the linear direction as the lift assembly is actuated towards the fully lowered position.

US Pat. No. 10,556,747

CONVEYANCE DEVICE USING CARRIAGE

Daifuku Co., Ltd., (JP)

1. A conveyance device using a carriage, comprising:a horizontal travel route having a storage route part for storing conveyance carriages in a state where the conveyance carriages are adjacent in a forward/backward direction and a drive route part for causing the conveyance carriages fed out from the storage route part to be forcibly driven to travel at set intervals;
the storage route part having drive conveyor chains that support the conveyance carriages via wheels of the conveyance carriages, such that the conveyance carriages travel freely;
the drive route part having guide rails that support the conveyance carriages via the wheels, such that the conveyance carriages travel freely, and drive cord-like bodies that include, at regular intervals, carriage propulsion claw parts into which driven pins provided in the conveyance carriages and directed laterally horizontally are fitted such that the driven pins are freely fitted and detached into and from the carriage propulsion claw parts;
the driven pins of a conveyance carriage that is fed from the storage route part into the drive route part with predetermined timing are fitted into the carriage propulsion claw parts that are turned around guide rings at a beginning of the drive route part; and
a carriage positioning means to position a conveyance carriage, via the driven pins, at a fixed position directly before a turning route around the guide rings of the carriage propulsion claw parts, such that the conveyance carriage is prevented from being moved forward and backward and in which the positioning is freely released; and
a carriage pushing-out means to push out the conveyance carriage at the fixed position at a timing when the driven pins are fitted into the carriage propulsion claw parts;
where the carriage positioning means and the carriage pushing-out means are provided separately from the drive conveyor chains of the storage route part.

US Pat. No. 10,556,742

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ORDER PROCESSING

OCADO INNOVATION LIMITED,...

1. A system for managing shipment containers, the system comprising:a storage-and-retrieval system including:
a first portion of a structural framework defining a grid of storage locations configured for receiving a plurality of shipment containers including storage containers and delivery containers; and
two sets of intersecting rails arranged on the grid and configured to enable access to each of the storage locations by at least one of plural robotic load handlers;
a dispatch system configured to convey received shipment containers for transport to customers or for return to the storage-and-retrieval system, the dispatch system including at least a lift mechanism, conveyor, and a container processing system configured to combine empty shipment containers to form nested shipment containers for delivery to the storage-and-retrieval system and separate nested shipment containers for delivery to the dispatch system.

US Pat. No. 10,556,741

CONTAINER HAVING EXCELLENT SLIPPING PROPERTY FOR FLUID CONTENTS

TOYO SEIKAN GROUP HOLDING...

1. A container for containing fluid substance as a content, wherein:said container has a multilayered structure that includes, as an intermediate layer, a gas-barrier layer formed of an ethylene/vinyl alcohol copolymer;
an inner surface of said container that comes in contact with said fluid substance is formed of a resin composition that contains a resin for forming and a lubricating liquid that is immiscible with said fluid substance and works to improve the slipping property to said fluid substance;
said resin composition contains said lubricating liquid in an amount of not less than 5% by mass; and
the inner surface of said container is covered with, the lubricating liquid at a ratio F represented by the following formula (1),
F=(cos ??cos ?B)/(cos ?A?cos ?B)  (1)
wherein ? is a water contact angle on the inner surface of the container formed by said resin composition,
?A is a water contact angle on said lubricating liquid, and
?B is a water contact angle on said resin for forming, of not less than 0.46.

US Pat. No. 10,556,734

ULTRASOUND TRANSMISSION GEL PACKET HAVING INTERNAL HEAT SOURCE AND METHOD OF USE

1. A method for applying heated gelatinous material to the skin of a patient, comprising the steps of:obtaining a container containing gelatinous material and a heating component, wherein said container comprises:
a pair of plyable walls bonded to one another around their periphery to form a packet, said packet defined by a top bonded seam and a bottom bonded seam;
a cut/tear line along said top bonded seam in relative spaced relation thereto;
a gel compartment formed within said packet and defined by a portion of said top seam at an upper end and a portion of said bottom seam at a lower end, wherein said portion of said top seam forming said upper end of said gel compartment defines a length that is longer than the length defined by said portion of said bottom seam forming said lower end;
a heating component compartment formed within said packet and defined by a portion of said top seam at an upper end and a lower end bonded seam, wherein said portion of said top seam forming said upper end of said heating component compartment defines a length that is shorter than the length defined by said lower end bonded seam; and
a frangible seal separating said gel compartment from said heating component compartment;
activating said heating component by squeezing said packet to breach said frangible seal and mixing said gelatinous material and said heating component whereby said mixed material and heating component produces heat;
waiting for a sufficient amount of time until said mixed gelatinous material and heating component is heated;
opening said container and applying said heated gelatinous material to the skin of the patient.

US Pat. No. 10,556,730

CARTON WITH HANDLE

Graphic Packaging Interna...

1. A package comprising a carton and a plurality of articles, the carton comprising;a plurality of panels that extends at least partially around an interior of the carton;
the plurality of articles being arranged in a plurality of rows of articles in the interior of the carton, the plurality of rows of articles comprising at least a first row and a second row, and the first row comprising at least one more article than the second row forming a void between a first article at an end of the first row and a second article at an end of the second row; and
a handle comprising the first article at the end of the first row and a handle flap extending in the carton, the handle flap being at least partially aligned with the void and being proximate the first article at the end of the first row, wherein the handle flap is positionable between a first position preventing access to the void and a second position wherein the handle flap is folded inwardly to at least partially form a handle opening that is at least partially in communication with the void.

US Pat. No. 10,556,728

PACKAGING CONTAINER

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A packaging container comprising:(A) a container body comprising a body portion, a bottom portion at a first end of the body portion and an opening at a second end of portion, the body portion has a tapered shape, in which a diameter is gradually increasing from the first end to the second end of the body portion, the body portion comprises an engaging groove extending outwards from an inner volume of the container body;
(B) a funnel part having a funnel shape, the funnel part has an narrow opening end and a wide opening end, the funnel part is inserted into the inner volume of the container body, and the wide opening end of the funnel part is restricted from moving toward the first end of the body portion by the engaging groove; and
(C) a sealing lid sealed to the opening portion of the container body while being in contact with the narrow opening end of the funnel part to seal the container body, wherein the funnel part comprises an engaging portion at the wide opening end thereof, the engaging portion comprises a projection extending outwards from an inner volume of the funnel part, the projection of the engaging portion is engaged with the engaging groove to further restrict the wide opening end of the funnel part from moving toward the second end of the body portion.

US Pat. No. 10,556,725

CONVERTIBLE PORTABLE ORGANIZER WITH LINER

6 PACK FITNESS, INC., Oa...

1. A storage assembly comprising:a body including a base area, a first opening, a second opening, and a first interior surface;
a first barrier removably covering the first opening with a second interior surface;
a second barrier removably covering the second opening with a third interior surface; and
a first removable waterproof liner,
wherein:
the first interior surface, second interior surface, and third interior surface define a first space within the body,
the first waterproof liner is configured to divide the first space into a first compartment and a second compartment, the second compartment including a second space between the first waterproof liner and one or both of the first interior surface and the third interior surface, the second space being a subset of the first space,
the first barrier is configured such that displacing the first barrier from the first opening provides access to the first compartment and not the second compartment,
the second barrier is configured such that displacing the second barrier from the second opening provides access to the second compartment and not the first compartment,
the first opening is disposed through an area of the body opposing the base area,
the second opening is disposed through the body between the base area and the first opening;
wherein the first opening is disposed on a horizontal top area of the body, the second opening is disposed on a vertical area of the body, and the first waterproof liner is configured such that the second space has a pre-determined shape, and
further comprising a second waterproof liner configured to be substitutable for the first waterproof liner and to divide the first space into a third compartment and a fourth compartment, the fourth compartment including a third space between the second waterproof liner and one or both of the first interior surface and the third interior surface, the third space being a subset of the first space, and the second waterproof liner is dimensioned such that the third space has a pre-determined shape different from the second space.

US Pat. No. 10,556,720

FOLDABLE PALLET DECK

Ancra International LLC, ...

1. A foldable leg assembly, comprising:a base member having a first end, a second end, and a middle portion disposed between the first and second ends;
a leg having a first end, a second end, and a middle portion disposed between the first and second ends;
a connecting plate assembly comprising a first connecting plate provided at the first end of the base member, wherein a slot is defined on the first connecting plate for movably receiving a connecting pin that extends from the first end of the leg, wherein the connecting pin movably and pivotally connects the first end of the leg with the connecting plate assembly such that the leg is movable with respect to the base member between a deployed configuration and a folded configuration;
a cross member rigidly mounted to the leg and extending perpendicularly from the leg;
a stacking member connected to and running parallel to the base member, wherein the stacking member and the cross member are configured to securely engage each other when the leg is in the deployed configuration such that the movement of the cross member in a direction perpendicular to a plane defined by the base member and the stacking member is restricted.

US Pat. No. 10,556,718

END CLOSURE WITH A RING PULL ACTUATED SECONDARY VENT

Ball Corporation, Broomf...

1. A method of forming a metallic end closure with a pour opening and a secondary vent, comprising:cutting a metal blank from a sheet metal material;
forming an end closure from said metal blank, said end closure comprising a chuck wall extending downwardly from a peripheral curl, a countersink interconnected to a lower end of said chuck wall, and a central panel interconnected to said countersink;
forming a first severable score in said central panel, said first severable score having an origination point and a termination point, wherein said first severable score defines a first tear panel and a first hinge to define said pour opening;
forming a second severable score in said central panel, said second severable score originating proximate to said first severable score on a first side of a vertical axis passing through a center of said central panel, said second severable score extending away from said first score to a second termination point;
forming a third severable score in said central panel, said third severable score originating proximate to said first score and said first hinge, said third severable score positioned on a second side of said vertical axis, said third severable score extending away from said first hinge to a third termination point, wherein said third termination point is spaced from said second termination point;
forming a second hinge defined at least partially by a channel in said central panel, said second hinge positioned between said second severable score and said third severable score; and
interconnecting an opening tab having a nose with a forward edge and a tail end to said central panel, wherein said opening tab is substantially centered on said central panel, wherein said first tear panel is positioned below at least a portion of said nose forward edge, and wherein said second hinge and said second and third severable scores define a second tear panel and said secondary vent, and wherein said second and third severable scores are severed by pulling said opening tab upwardly above said central panel.

US Pat. No. 10,556,717

PACKAGING ASSEMBLY COMPRISING A TIGHTENING PORTION, A BOX PORTION, A FLEXIBLE STRIP AND A PAIR OF SECURING MEMBERS

E-PAC PACKAGING SERVICES ...

1. A packaging assembly comprising:a) a tightening portion, wherein the tightening portion comprises a first rigid panel, wherein the first rigid panel comprises:
(i) a pair of first side edges and a pair of first end edges;
(ii) a center portion near the center of the first rigid panel;
(iii) a pair of first openings near the center of the center portion;
(iv) a first folding side portion connected to either the right side or the left side of the center portion;
(v) a first fold line; and
(vi) one or more supporting members connected to the other sides of the center portion;
wherein the pair of first side edges are substantially transverse to the pair of first end edges,
wherein the first fold line, one of the pair of first side edges and the pair of first end edges define the center portion,
wherein the first fold line is substantially parallel to the pair of first side edges, and
wherein the first fold line, one of the pair of first side edges and the pair of first end edges define the first folding side portion;
b) a flexible strip having a pair of sleeves at the both ends;
c) a pair of dumbbell or dog-bone shaped securing members, each having a pair of end portions and a center region, wherein the center region is narrower than the end portions; and
d) a box portion with an open upper end, wherein the first side edge on the first folding side portion is integrally and foldably connected or bonded to an edge of the box portion, and
wherein each of the pair of securing members engages with each of the pair of sleeves respectively in a manner such that at least a portion of the center region is inside the sleeve; and
wherein each of the pair of securing members respectively is configured to pass through each of the pair of first openings and to tighten an object between the strip and the first rigid panel.

US Pat. No. 10,556,711

THERMO-SEALING APPARATUS FOR FILLING AND SEALING LIQUID CONTAINERS

COMBIFILL S.R.L., Bernar...

1. A thermo-sealing machine for filling containers with a solution of formic aldehyde and sealing them, said machine comprising:a bearing structure;
a bell member mounted on said bearing structure;
a drawer member for supporting at least a container to be filled and sealed, said drawer member being selectively arrangeable below said bell member, said bell member and said drawer member being movable relative to each other between a metering and sealing position, in which said bell member and said drawer member form a closed environment, and a spaced-apart position in which said bell member is spaced from said drawer member;
a film which is slidable between said bell member and a container supported by said drawer member when said bell member and said drawer member are in said metering and sealing position;
a metering device adapted to meter said solution of formic aldehyde, said metering device comprising an injection nozzle which is arranged inside said closed environment of said metering and sealing position formed by said bell member and said drawer member;
a die-cutting device arranged inside said closed environment of said metering and sealing position formed by said bell member and said drawer member, said die-cutting device being adapted to die-cut said film inside said closed environment of said metering and sealing position;
a sealing device arranged inside said closed environment of said metering and sealing position formed by said bell member and said drawer member, said sealing device being adapted to seal said film inside said closed environment of said metering and sealing position.

US Pat. No. 10,556,707

MODULAR INTERFACE FOR AN AERIAL DRONE

United States of America,...

1. A modular sensor platform for installation on an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), said platform comprising:an external shell that inserts between sections of the UAV that defines an internal volume;
an interface module that attaches to said shell within said volume; and
a mission module having a structure that attaches to said shell within said volume and contains at least one sensor, wherein
said interface module includes a communications package, a battery package and an air intake, and
said mission module includes a sensor mount for attaching to said shell, a chemical sensor and a camera to view a display on said chemical sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,556,706

INTEGRATED AIRCRAFT SIGNAGE, LIGHTING, AND DISPLAY SYSTEM

1. An integrated aircraft signage, lighting, and display system, comprising:at least one video processing unit (VPU) coupled to a power supply of an aircraft and in communication with at least one of a master controller of the aircraft, a network of the aircraft, and a data interface of the aircraft, the VPU comprising:
at least one video processor configured to a) generate streaming image content and b) retrieve stored streaming image content from at least one data storage unit in communication with the video processor;
and
at least one sender card configured to generate a video signal by encoding the streaming image content;
one or more panel control units (PCU) in communication with the VPU, each PCU comprising:
a driver unit including at least one control processor configured to a) receive at least a portion of the encoded video signal and b) generate control input based on the received portion;
and
at least one panel interface coupled to the power supply and to the control processor, the panel interface configured to supply at least one of operating power and the control input to at least one light emitting diode (LED) panel in communication with the PCU;
the at least one LED panel comprising:
a base substrate;
a plurality of LED tiles attached to the base substrate, the plurality of LED tiles in communication with the panel interface and configured to receive the operating power and the control input therefrom, each LED tile comprising:
at least one printed circuit board (PCB) attached to the base substrate;
and
a plurality of LED units arranged on the PCB, each LED unit configured to generate at least one of a luminous output and a display output, the display output corresponding to the received control input.

US Pat. No. 10,556,704

HEALTH BASED ACTUATOR ALLOCATION

Kitty Hawk Corporation, ...

8. A method, comprising:receiving a set of one or more desired forces or desired moments associated with an aircraft having a plurality of rotor modules;
receiving a plurality of health metrics associated with the plurality of rotor modules;
determining a plurality of commands for the plurality of rotor modules based at least in part on the set of desired forces or desired moments and the plurality of health metrics including by:
determining whether a health metric associated with a first rotor module in the plurality of rotor modules exceeds a threshold, wherein decreasing health of a rotor module causes a health metric to increase;
in response to determining that the health metric associated with the first rotor module does not exceed the threshold, setting a first command associated with the first rotor to be a first predefined value; and
in response to determining that the health metric associated with the first rotor module exceeds the threshold, setting a first command associated with the first rotor to be a second non-zero predefined value, wherein the second non-zero pre-defined value is less than the first predefined value;
instructing the plurality of rotor modules to carry out the determined plurality of commands to change the health metric associated with the first rotor module and to change a health metric associated with a second rotor module; and
after instructing the plurality of rotor modules to carry out the determined plurality of commands, determining that the health metric associated with the first rotor module changes less than the health metric of the second rotor module.

US Pat. No. 10,556,703

PREDICTIVE AIRCRAFT PERFORMANCE SYSTEMS AND METHODS

ROCKWELL COLLINS, INC., ...

1. A system, comprising:a flight parameter database storing at least one operation parameter for an airborne platform, wherein the operation parameter is associated with operation of at least one component of the airborne platform; and
an avionics controller circuit configured to:
determine an expected value of a flight performance parameter for the airborne platform from a flight history database of the airborne platform based on the at least one operation parameter;
receive a current value of the flight performance parameter from a sensor of the airborne platform;
determine a difference between the expected value of the flight performance parameter and the current value of the flight performance parameter;
adjust the at least one operation parameter to reduce the difference between the expected value of the flight performance parameter and the current value of the flight performance parameter; and
control operation of the at least one component of the airborne platform based on the adjusted at least one operation parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,556,701

BIRD-STRIKE ENERGY ABSORBING NET

Rohr, Inc., Chula Vista,...

1. An energy absorbing arrangement of an aircraft nacelle inlet, comprising:an inner barrel comprising a centerline axis;
an outer barrel;
a nose lip extending between the inner barrel and the outer barrel; and
a webbing disposed aft of the nose lip, the webbing extending between the outer barrel and the inner barrel and configured to be offset from the nose lip by a distance, the webbing being folded together to form a plurality of folds, the plurality of folds being stitched together via a plurality of stitches,
wherein the webbing is configured to absorb energy from an object and arrest the object in response to the object passing through the nose lip and applying a force to the webbing, and
at least one stitch of the plurality of stitches is configured to break, and at least one fold of the plurality of folds is configured to unfold, in response to the force being applied to the webbing.

US Pat. No. 10,556,700

AERODYNAMICALLY EFFICIENT LIGHTWEIGHT VERTICAL TAKE-OFF AND LANDING AIRCRAFT WITH PIVOTING ROTORS AND STOWING ROTOR BLADES

Joby Aero, Inc., Santa C...

1. An aerial vehicle adapted for vertical take-off and horizontal flight, said aerial vehicle comprising:a main vehicle body;
one or more electric battery packs;
a right side wing, wherein one or more right side wing rotor assemblies are attached to said right side wing, with at least one of said one or more right side wing rotor assemblies are attached to said right side wing along the span of side right side wing inboard of the tip of said right side wing, each of said one or more right side wing rotor assemblies comprising an electric motor, and wherein said right side wing is pivotally attached to said main vehicle body, and wherein the centers of mass of each of said one or more right side wing rotor assemblies are forward of the leading edge of said right side wing;
a left side wing, wherein one or more left side wing rotor assemblies are attached to said left side wing, with at least one of said one or more left side wing rotor assemblies are attached to said left side wing along the span of side right side wing inboard of the tip of said left side wing, each of said one or more left side wing rotor assemblies comprising an electric motor, and wherein said left side wing is pivotally attached to said main vehicle body, and wherein the centers of mass of each of said one or more left side wing rotor assemblies are forward of the leading edges of said left side wing;
one or more right rear rotor assemblies, each of said one or more right rear rotor assemblies attached to the rear of said vehicle body by a deployment mechanism adapted to deploy each of said one or more right rear rotor assemblies from a forward facing horizontal flight configuration along the right side of said vehicle body to a vertical take-off configuration, said deployment mechanisms enclosed within a rotor mounting nacelle, each of said one or more right rear rotor assemblies comprising an electric motor, wherein said nacelle covers said deployment mechanism and said electric motor when in said forward facing horizontal flight configuration; and
one or more left rear rotor assemblies, each of said one or more left rear rotor assemblies attached to the rear of said vehicle body by a deployment mechanism adapted to deploy each of said one or more left rear rotor assemblies from a forward facing horizontal flight configuration along the left side of said vehicle body to a vertical take-off configuration, said deployment mechanisms enclosed within a rotor mounting nacelle, each of said one or more left rear rotor assemblies comprising an electric motor, wherein said rotor mounting nacelles covers said deployment mechanism when is said forward facing horizontal flight configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,556,698

ASYMMETRIC YOKE

GOODRICH CORPORATION, Ch...

1. An evacuation assembly, comprising:an evacuation slide; and
a deployment assembly coupled to the evacuation slide and configured such that during a deployment of the evacuation slide a forward portion of a toe end of the evacuation slide contacts an exit surface prior to an aft portion of the toe end of the evacuation slide, the deployment assembly comprising:
a first yoke coupled to the evacuation slide, the first yoke including a first strap and a second strap, wherein the first strap of the first yoke is longer than the second strap of the first yoke; and
a second yoke coupled to the evacuation slide, wherein a first strap of the second yoke is longer than a second strap of the second yoke.

US Pat. No. 10,556,696

ILLUMINATED ROPE AS AN AIRCRAFT EMERGENCY EGRESS AID

TEXTRON INNOVATIONS INC.,...

1. A vehicle emergency evacuation method comprising:attaching a first end of an emergency evacuation rope to a structural member of a vehicle, wherein the emergency evacuation rope is configured to have a length such that a second end of the emergency evacuation rope touches a surface on which the vehicle is positioned in an emergency, and emit light in response to an activation of the emergency evacuation;
in the emergency in the vehicle:
illuminating an emergency evacuation path using the light emitted from the emergency evacuation rope, wherein at least a portion of the emergency evacuation path extends to a location outside the vehicle; and
enabling egress of occupants along the emergency evacuation path using the emergency evacuation rope.

US Pat. No. 10,556,693

METHOD FOR VENTILATING A RAM AIR CHANNEL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROL DEVICE AND VEHICLE IMPLEMENTING THIS METHOD

LIEBHERR-AEROSPACE TOULOU...

1. Method for ventilating a ram air channel (25) for a vehicle, said ram air channel (25) comprising:a ram air inlet (24) capable of receiving an air flow at ram air pressure under the effect of a movement of the vehicle,
at least one heat exchanger (20) arranged to be able to receive at least one portion of said ram air flow,method in which the ram air channel is provided with at least one jet pump (29) arranged to be able to be fed with compressed air delivered by compressed air sources (13, 17) of the vehicle, wherein the ram air channel (25) is provided with at least one jet pump (29), named multiple-jet pump (29):comprising a plurality of compressed air inlets (34, 38) and a plurality of compressed air outlet nozzles (44, 48), each nozzle (44, 48) being connected to at least one of said compressed air inlets (34, 38),
of which said compressed air inlets (34, 38) are connected to a plurality of compressed air sources (13, 17) of the vehicle,
of which a first nozzle (44) is connected to at least one first compressed air inlet (34) connected to at least one first compressed air source (13) of the vehicle, this first nozzle (44) being able to receive compressed air delivered by at least one such first compressed air source (13) of the vehicle,
of which at least one nozzle (48), named second nozzle (48), separate from said first nozzle (44) is:
isolated from each first compressed air inlet (34),
connected to at least one inlet, named second compressed air inlet (38):
separate from each first compressed air inlet (34),
and connected to at least one compressed air source of the vehicle, named second compressed air source (17), separate from each first compressed air source (13),each second nozzle (48) being able to receive compressed air delivered by at least one such second compressed air source (17) without being able to receive compressed air delivered by any first compressed air source (13).

US Pat. No. 10,556,688

ONE-MOTION TABLE LATCH

Safran Seats USA LLC, Ga...

1. A latch assembly comprising:a latch rail with a first end and a second end, the first end configured to couple to a back portion of a seat that includes a table body;
a latch body coupled to the second end of the latch rail such that the latch body is slidable along the second end of the latch rail between a first position and a second position relative to the latch rail, wherein, in the first position, the latch body is configured to prevent the table body from moving between a stowed position and a deployed position, and wherein, in the second position, the latch body is configured to allow the table body to move between the stowed position and the deployed position; and
a biasing mechanism coupled to the latch body and biasing the latch body into the first position.

US Pat. No. 10,556,684

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING AN INTEGRATED USER INTERFACE SYSTEM AT A SEAT

Panasonic Avionics Corpor...

1. A user interface system, comprising:an interface housing mounted at a seat and having a transparent face panel and a port panel region forming a plurality of port openings and disposed at a selected port panel region angle between thirty-five degrees and fifty-five degrees relative to the transparent face panel; and
a plurality of user interface system components including a video interface system having a touchscreen display for presenting control indicia and a plurality of communication ports, the touchscreen display disposed adjacent to the transparent face panel, the communication ports each disposed adjacent to a respective port opening of the port panel region,
wherein a selected communication port enables the video interface system to couple with a user peripheral device via a selected port opening of the port panel region.

US Pat. No. 10,556,680

DISTRIBUTED PROPULSION SYSTEM

BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON I...

1. A distributed propulsion system for an aircraft comprising:a frame;
a plurality of variable displacement hydraulic motors disposed within or attached to the frame in a distributed configuration;
a constant pitch propeller operably connected to each of the variable displacement hydraulic motors;
a source of hydraulic power disposed within or attached to the frame and coupled to each of the plurality of variable displacement hydraulic motors disposed within or attached to the frame, wherein the source of hydraulic power provides sufficient energy density for the aircraft to attain and maintain operations of the aircraft;
a plurality of controllers, each controller coupled to the source of the hydraulic power, and to one of the variable displacement hydraulic motors via a mechanical shaft to control a speed and a torque of the variable displacement hydraulic motor by changing a displacement of the variable displacement hydraulic motor; and
one or more processors communicably coupled to each controller that control an operation, the speed and the torque of the plurality of variable displacement hydraulic motors such that a pitch roll and yaw movement of the aircraft is controlled via differential and vectoring thrust without a rotor cyclic and collective controls.

US Pat. No. 10,556,676

HYBRID YOKE

Bell Helicopter Textron I...

1. A hybrid yoke for a rotorcraft, comprising:a center yoke including a yoke arm, where the yoke arm is a unitary portion of the center yoke;
a flexure arm connected to the yoke arm, wherein the center yoke and the yoke arm are constructed of a metal and the flexure arm is constructed of a flexible composite material;
a centrifugal force (“CF”) joint positioned within the yoke arm proximate the center yoke and inboard of the flexure arm;
an inboard beam including a first tang and a second tang extending from a bridge, where the first tang is vertically aligned with the second tang;
a shaft extending from the bridge toward the center yoke;
a cavity in the bridge opposite the shaft, a CF bearing held by and between the cavity and the yoke arm;
a clamp plate attached to the yoke arm; and
an inboard shear bearing attached to the shaft and held by the clamp plate; and
an outboard bearing assembly coupled to the flexure arm and located outboard of the CF joint wherein the hybrid yoke is configured to connect to a rotor blade at the CF joint and the outboard bearing assembly, whereby in use a CF load path is from the rotor blade to the CF joint, the yoke arm, and the center yoke, and the CF load path does not include the flexure arm or the outboard bearing assembly or a grip.

US Pat. No. 10,556,675

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AUTOBRAKING WITH COURSE TRAJECTORY ADJUSTMENT

GOODRICH CORPORATION, Ch...

1. An aircraft autobraking system, comprising:an aircraft control ode executive module configured to calculate at least one of an aircraft control braking command and an aircraft deceleration target;
an autonomous pedal command module in electronic communication with the aircraft control mode executive module, the autonomous pedal command module configured to receive remote braking signals;
a pilot pedal input in electronic communication with the aircraft control mode executive module, the pilot pedal input configured to receive manual braking signals;
an autonomous aircraft deceleration target module in electronic communication with the aircraft control mode executive module, the autonomous aircraft deceleration target module configured to receive remote deceleration targets;
a pilot aircraft deceleration target input in electronic communication with the aircraft control mode executive module, the pilot aircraft deceleration target input configured to receive manual deceleration targets;
an autobrake controller configured to receive the aircraft deceleration target from the aircraft control mode executive module, and calculate an initial autobrake pedal command based on the aircraft deceleration target and an aircraft deceleration feedback;
a pedal balance controller configured to calculate an autobrake pedal correction factor based on at least one of an aircraft yaw angle, an aircraft yaw speed, and an aircraft wheel speed;
an autobrake pedal executive module configured to calculate an autobrake pedal command based on at least one of the initial autobrake pedal command and the autobrake pedal correction factor; and
a pedal executive module configured to receive at least one of the aircraft control braking command and the autobrake pedal command, and generate a pedal braking command based on at least one of the aircraft control braking command and the autobrake pedal command,
wherein the aircraft control mode executive module further comprises a priority logic configured to control the aircraft control braking command so that in response to receiving both a remote braking signal from the autonomous pedal command module and a manual braking signal from the pilot pedal input, the aircraft control mode executive module generates the aircraft control braking command based on the manual braking signal.

US Pat. No. 10,556,659

BOAT WITH ELECTRIC DRIVE

Torqeedo GmbH, Gilching ...

1. A boat comprising:a battery located within an interior of a battery housing, the battery housing including a waste gas outlet comprising a gas-permeable seal and a pressure relief valve,
wherein the battery housing is gastight and watertight with the exception of the waste gas outlet,
wherein the gas-permeable seal is water-impermeable and comprises a semi-permeable diaphragm that allows the passage of water vapor out from the interior of the battery housing, but prevents the passage of water vapor into the interior of the battery housing, so as to affect pressure compensation of pressure differences between the interior of the battery housing and an environment exterior to the battery housing during normal battery operation, and
wherein the gas permeable seal and the pressure release valve together form a combined seal unit.

US Pat. No. 10,556,658

MARINE DRIVES AND IDLE RELIEF MUFFLERS FOR MARINE DRIVES

Brunswick Corporation, M...

3. A marine drive comprising:an engine;
an exhaust conduit that conveys exhaust gases from the engine to an idle relief outlet on the marine drive, wherein the idle relief outlet discharges the exhaust gases to atmosphere when the marine drive is operated at an idle speed; and
an idle relief muffler having a muffler inlet that receives the exhaust gases from the exhaust conduit, a muffler outlet that discharges the exhaust gases to the idle relief exhaust outlet, and a drain for draining water from the idle relief muffler,
wherein the muffler inlet conveys exhaust gases into the idle relief muffler in a direction that is oriented away from the muffler outlet and away from the drain, such that water in the exhaust gases is encouraged to separate from the exhaust gases and then drain from the idle relief muffler via the drain;
wherein the idle relief muffler has an interior that is defined by sidewalls that extend with respect to a first axis, and a base wall that extends with respect to a second axis that is perpendicular to the first axis and extends with respect to a third axis that is perpendicular to the first axis and perpendicular to the second axis, wherein the drain is sloped with respect to the third axis so that the water drains to the drain under force of gravity;
wherein the muffler outlet is spaced apart from the base wall and the muffler inlet is located between the muffler outlet and the drain with respect to the first axis; and
wherein the muffler inlet extends through one of the sidewalls and directs the exhaust gases into the interior.

US Pat. No. 10,556,653

SELF-RIGHTING RC BOAT

HORIZON HOBBY, LLC, Cham...

1. A self-righting apparatus for a RC boat comprising:a motor coupled to a motor output shaft,
a weighted coupler coupled to the motor output shaft;
a driveshaft coupled to the weighted coupler; and
a propeller coupled to the drive shaft,
wherein, when the RC boat has been capsized, the weighted coupler is configured to prevent the rotation of the driveshaft for a period of time such that the RC boat rights itself.

US Pat. No. 10,556,647

FOAMLESS SURFBOARD

1. A board comprising:a plurality of polygons positioned adjacent to one another, wherein each of the plurality of polygons comprises:
a plurality of foamless elongate members, wherein each of the plurality of foamless elongate members are cooperatively positioned to form a perimeter of the polygon,
a void defined by an inner side of each of the plurality of foamless elongate members, and
a channel located through an entirety of a thickness of at least one of the plurality of foamless elongate members from an inner side to an opposing outer side, which channel places the void of the polygon adjacent the inner side of the foamless elongate member in fluid communication with the void of the polygon adjacent the outer side of the foamless elongate member;
a non-permeable first fiber reinforced material layer secured to a top surface of the perimeter of each of the plurality of polygons; and
a non-permeable second fiber reinforced material layer secured to a bottom surface opposing the top surface of the perimeter of the plurality of polygons.

US Pat. No. 10,556,645

BOAT CHAIR CONFIGURED FOR CONVERSION BETWEEN MULTIPLE USE AND STORAGE POSITIONS, A COMBINATION BOAT CHAIR AND BOAT, AND/OR A METHOD OF USE THEREOF

2. A boat chair that is detachably installable on a boat, comprising:a chair body which is moveable between a first compact configuration and a second open configuration;
the chair body comprising a back support structure and a seat support structure which are pivotally connected together about at least one of a hinge or a locking mechanism;
the locking mechanism configured to secure an angular position of the back support structure relative to the seat support structure such that the chair body can be secured in either of the first compact configuration and the second open configuration, the locking mechanism further comprising
a first indexing disc attached to the back support structure, the first indexing disc including a first plurality of notches along a circumference thereof;
an actuating rod positioned on and/or through at least a portion of the seat support structure;
a first catch arm is positioned on the actuating rod and is configured to detachably engage one of the first plurality of notches in the first indexing disc to secure the angular position of the back support structure relative to the seat support structure; and
a lever configured to rotate with the first catch arm such that rotation of the lever one of engages and disengages the first catch arm from the first indexing disc
a post that is detachably engageable with the seat support structure such that the chair body can be detachably installed on the boat; and
wherein no part of the chair body is formed by a bulkhead structure of the boat nor boat decking.

US Pat. No. 10,556,643

BOAT PONTOON

1. A pontoon comprising:a generally flat top panel having a generally rectangular shape extending in a longitudinal manner and a lip along each longitudinal edge;
a pair of vertical sides, each vertical side having a top edge and a bottom edge, wherein said top edge is attached to one lip of said flat top panel;
a first bottom portion attached to said bottom edges of said vertical sides, wherein said first bottom portion forms a concave-V shape with a flat bottom and is positioned on a front section of said pontoon;
a second bottom portion of said pontoon having a U-shape, wherein said second bottom portion is positioned on a rear section of said pontoon; and
a removable skid pad positioned longitudinally along said bottom portion of said pontoon.

US Pat. No. 10,556,632

BICYCLE SADDLE

PARADIGM INDUSTRIES AUSTR...

1. A bicycle saddle comprising:a seat frame for attaching a bicycle seat post, the seat frame comprising a rigid wire mount and a sub frame;
a saddle covering fixed to the sub frame; the saddle covering including a portion extending forwardly from a rearward portion to a centrally projecting soft compressible nose;
the seat portion adapted to support a rider's ischial tuberosities (or sit bones) in a comfort or cruising position;
the nose adapted to support the rider's pudendal or pelvic anatomy;
the sub frame comprising a one-piece shell that includes a forwardly projecting flange supporting the centrally projecting nose of the seat portion, the sub frame further having downwardly sloped lateral flanges disposed on each side of and spaced from the centrally projecting nose; wherein
the wire mount is fixedly connected to forward ends of the sloped flanges; the sloped flanges are adapted to provide continuous support to the ischial tuberosities as the rider slides forwardly and downwardly from the cruising to an aerodynamic position; the flanges adapted to enable the rider to bear weight in all cycling positions on the ischial tuberosities such that concomitant increase in perineal and pudendal regional pressure is at least one of substantially dissipated or absorbed by compression of the nose thereby facilitating full saddle contact and control at all times.

US Pat. No. 10,556,626

VEHICLE FRONT BODY STRUCTURE

Mazda Motor Corporation, ...

1. A vehicle front body structure comprising:a dash panel extending in a vehicle width direction to separate an engine room from a vehicle interior;
an apron reinforcement extending forward on an outside in the vehicle width direction of the engine room;
a suspension housing coupled to the apron reinforcement in front of the dash panel;
a cowl side panel extending in a front-rear direction between a rear portion of the suspension housing and the dash panel in side view of the vehicle, the cowl side panel constituting a wall portion on the outside in the vehicle width direction of the engine room; and
a cowl top panel that extends in the vehicle width direction while being coupled to an upper portion of the dash panel, the cowl top panel being disposed rearward and away from the suspension housing, wherein
the cowl top panel includes a cowl top main body extending in the vehicle width direction and cowl top coupling portions provided respectively on both sides in the vehicle width direction of the cowl top main body, the cowl top coupling portions extending in the front-rear direction and being coupled to the cowl side panel,
each of the cowl top coupling portions has a front end located forward of the both sides in the vehicle width direction of the cowl top main body and is disposed rearward and away from the suspension housing,
the apron reinforcement constitutes a closed section together with the cowl side panel, and
a reinforcing member is provided inside the closed section to partition the closed section forward and rearward, the reinforcing member being located at a position such that the reinforcing member overlaps the front end of the cowl top coupling portion in side view of the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,556,625

EXTRUDED B-PILLAR REINFORCEMENT

FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES,...

1. A pillar for a vehicle comprising:an outer panel;
an inner panel; and
a reinforcement attached between the inner and outer panels, the reinforcement extending from an upper end of the inner panel to a striker attachment area on the outer panel, wherein a lower end of the reinforcement is spaced from the inner panel, wherein the reinforcement defines a plurality of closed cells with a plurality of walls extending in a vertical direction between the lower end of the reinforcement and an upper end of the reinforcement, and wherein the lower end of the reinforcement is trimmed at an angle from an outer side of the lower end of the reinforcement proximate the outer panel to an intermediate location on an inner side of the reinforcement proximate the inner panel.

US Pat. No. 10,556,623

METAL CROSS MEMBER WITH COMPOSITE FIBRE SUBFRAME

Sistemi Sospensioni S.p.A...

1. A cross-member for a motor-vehicle front suspension, comprising a first structure of metal, a second structure of composite material joined to the first structure and a plurality of mounting members connected to each other by the first structure to allow mounting of one or more components of the front suspension onto the cross-member,wherein the first structure includes a lattice frame comprising a plurality of tubular connecting elements of metal which connect the mounting members to each other,
wherein the second structure comprises a base body wholly made of a composite material with a polymer matrix and at least one reinforcement element securely connected to the base body in predetermined areas thereof to contribute to the overall mechanical strength and stiffness of the cross-member, and
wherein the second structure includes a main portion extending in a transverse direction, a pair of longitudinal appendages projecting rearwards from the opposite ends of the main portion, and a pair of struts extending upwards each from a respective longitudinal appendage.

US Pat. No. 10,556,620

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR COMPENSATING FOR COLUMN TORQUE IN MDPS SYSTEM

Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd., ...

1. An apparatus for compensating for a column torque in an MDPS (Motor Driven Power Steering) system, comprising:a column torque sensor configured to sense a column torque applied to a steering shaft and output a column torque signal;
a vehicle velocity sensor configured to sense a vehicle velocity; and
a controller configured to receive the column torque signal to extract a vibration frequency of steering vibration caused in a steering apparatus, determine a filtering gain based on the vehicle velocity sensed by the vehicle velocity sensor, and filter the column torque signal such that the column torque signal corresponding to the extracted vibration frequency is attenuated to an attenuation length which is determined according to the filtering gain,
wherein the filtering gain comprises an index indicating the attenuation degree of the filtered column torque signal.

US Pat. No. 10,556,616

DAMPING COUPLER OF ELECTRONIC POWER STEERING APPARATUS

MANDO CORPORATION, Gyeon...

1. A damping coupler of an electronic steering apparatus, comprising:a first spline having a first shaft hole such that a worm shaft is inserted therein, with a first serration being formed in the first shaft hole to engage with a serration of the worm shaft;
a second spline directly coupled to a side of the first spline, and having a second shaft hole such that the worm shaft is inserted therein, with a second serration being formed in the second shaft hole to engage with a serration of the worm shaft; and
a molding surrounding outsides of the first and second splines, and coupled to a motor shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,556,615

CENTER LOAD STEERING RACK SUPPORT

1. A center load rack and pinion steering mechanism comprising:a housing coupled to the frame of a vehicle;
a rack housed within an inner passage of the housing;
a pinion gear that engages a geared section of the rack, wherein the pinion gear is coupled to a steering column of the vehicle, the steering column extending through an aperture in the housing, whereby the rack travels within the inner passage in response to rotation of the pinion gear, wherein the range of travel of the rack is limited by opposed closed ends of the housing;
a bushing that lines a longitudinal slot in a front surface of the housing;
a cover plate wherein an inner surface thereof engages the front surface of the housing such that the cover plate covers the slot while the rack is in any position within its range of travel;
a center link pad having a pair of spaced apertures therethrough that correspond to a pair of spaced threaded recesses on a front surface of the rack, wherein the center link pad engages the front surface of the rack through an aperture in the cover plate and through the slot, such that the pair of spaced apertures align with the pair of spaced threaded recesses; and
a center link having opposed first and second ends, each of the first and second ends being configured for mounting a tie rod thereto, and a pair of spaced apertures through the center link, wherein a pair of center link mounting bolts are inserted through the spaced apertures of the center link, through the spaced apertures of the center link pad, and are threaded into the spaced threaded recesses on the front surface of the rack, such that the center link mounting bolts secure the center link to the center link pad, and the center link pad to the rack, wherein each of the center link, the center link pad, and the cover plate travel longitudinally in concert with the rack in response to rotation of the pinion gear, wherein an upper surface of the center link pad is biased against an upper inner surface of the bushing and a lower surface of the center link pad is biased against a lower inner surface of the bushing to prevent upward and downward movement and twisting of the center link pad and the center link relative to the rack, in response to varied upward and downward forces and shock loads in the center link while the vehicle is in use.

US Pat. No. 10,556,611

DOUBLE STROLLER

GOODBABY CHILD PRODUCTS C...

1. A double stroller, comprising a frame with an unfolded state and a folded state, front wheels arranged below a front portion of the frame, rear wheels arranged below a rear portion of the frame, and a lock mechanism for locking the frame in the unfolded state, wherein the frame comprises three side supports arranged in sequence along a left-right direction, and two transverse supports, each two adjacent side supports are connected to each other via one transverse support, each transverse support comprises at least one connecting rod assembly extending along the left-right direction, and each connecting rod assembly comprises an outer connecting rod fixedly connected with the side support on a left or right side and an inner connecting rod fixedly connected with the side support in the middle, the outer connecting rod is connected to the inner connecting rod in a horizontally rotatable manner, such that the side supports on the left and right sides are capable of rotating inward along with the outer connecting rods to draw close to the side support in the middle or rotating outward along with the outer connecting rods to unfold, and when any one of the three side supports is unfolded or folded, the other two side supports are capable of being synchronously unfolded or folded under the driving of the transverse supports,wherein each connecting rod assembly further comprises a rotation limit mechanism arranged on the outer connecting rod and/or the inner connecting rod for enabling the outer connecting rod to rotate only along one direction when folding, and all outer connecting rods are only capable of rotating to the front of the inner connecting rods or only capable of rotating to the rear of the inner connecting rods after the folding of the side supports in an up-down direction and in a front-rear direction is completed.

US Pat. No. 10,556,608

MOVING CARRIER

1. A moving carrier, comprising:an upper-frame assembly;
a lower-frame assembly having a first end and a second end, wherein the upper-frame assembly is connected to the first end of the lower-frame assembly, the lower-frame assembly comprises a first moving member, a second moving member, an elastic member, a guiding member and a third moving member, the first moving member is disposed on the guiding member, the second moving member is disposed at one end of the guiding member away from the first moving member, the elastic member is disposed corresponding to the guiding member, and the third moving member is disposed on the second moving member; and
a front-wheel assembly connected to the second end of the lower-frame assembly, wherein the front-wheel assembly comprises a transmitting member and front-wheel frame, the transmitting member is connected to the front-wheel frame and has a guiding groove, and one end of the third moving member is disposed in the guiding groove;
wherein, when the first moving member moves along the guiding member, the first moving member enables the elastic member to store a first energy, and when the elastic member releases the first energy, the second moving member drives the third moving member to move and the third moving member pushes the guiding groove to move, so that the transmitting member drives the front-wheel frame to move toward the lower-frame assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,556,605

RAILWAY GUIDE SYSTEM INCLUDING SENSORS FIXED TO A RAIL

1. A guide system, comprising:a railway rail extending along an axis and further comprising:
an upper element having a rolling face;
a lower element having an upper face;
a connecting element between the lower and upper elements, at least one lateral recess being formed between the lower and upper elements to a side of the connecting element;
at least a first attitude sensor and a second attitude sensor are fixed to the rail by glue at respective positions offset along said axis of the rail, said attitude sensors being housed at least partially in the lateral recess; and
a processing circuit configured to recover attitude measurements supplied by the first and second attitude sensors and configured to calculate deformation of said railway rail relative to said axis as a function of the recovered attitude measurements, wherein
each of said first and second attitude sensors comprises
an accelerometer configured to measure a component of acceleration along said axis, and
an electronic circuit configured to calculate the attitude of the sensor as a function of the measurement from the accelerometer.

US Pat. No. 10,556,602

CAR AIR CONDITIONING DUCT AND RAILCAR

KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIK...

1. A car air-conditioning duct configured to guide air to a suction side of an air conditioner mounted on a car or guide the air flowing from a blow-off side of the air conditioner mounted on the car, the car air-conditioning duct comprising:a duct wall having a tubular shape,
a plurality of duct fixtures, the duct wall being attached to the car by the plurality of duct fixtures,
the duct wall forming a duct outer surface and a duct inner surface,
the duct wall being made of a composite foamed resin material containing polystyrene resin and polyolefin resin,
a content ratio of the polystyrene resin and a content ratio of the polyolefin resin each having a gradient in a thickness direction of the duct wall,
the content ratio of the polyolefin resin being higher than the content ratio of the polystyrene resin at the duct outer surface and the duct inner surface,
the duct wall having a rectangular cross section in which two face plate members are joined to each other at end edges thereof, the two face plate members having respective L-shaped cross sections arranged point symmetrically, being made of the composite foamed resin material,
each of the plurality of duct fixtures comprising a frame-shaped engaging portion engaged with the duct wall from outside the duct and coupling portions projecting from the engaging portion in a car width direction so as to separate from each other,
the engaging portion and the coupling portions being constituted by a band plate-shaped first part and a band plate-shaped second part, the first part and the second part being separated from each other in an upper/lower direction,
the first part and the second part being stacked on each other at the coupling portions,
the first part and the second part in a stacked state being also fastened to each other in the upper/lower direction by the duct fixtures and attachable to the car by the duct fixtures.

US Pat. No. 10,556,600

ASSESSMENT OF HUMAN DRIVING PERFORMANCE USING AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

1. A method of assessing human driving performance using an autonomous vehicle, the autonomous vehicle having a manual operational mode and one or more autonomous operational modes, the autonomous vehicle including one or more processors, when the autonomous vehicle is operating in the one or more autonomous operational modes, the one or more processors being configured to: determine one or more potential autonomous driving maneuvers for the autonomous vehicle; evaluate the one or more potential autonomous driving maneuvers relative to a predetermined standard to determine whether the one or more potential autonomous driving maneuvers are acceptable or unacceptable; and cause a selected one of the potential autonomous driving maneuvers to implemented, whereby the autonomous vehicle is navigated or maneuvered along a travel route, the method comprising:while the autonomous vehicle is operating in the manual operational mode, acquiring in real-time, using one or more environment sensors located onboard the autonomous vehicle, driving environment data of at least a portion of an external environment of a vehicle;
generating, validating, or updating a driving scene model using the acquired driving environment data;
while the autonomous vehicle is operating in the manual operational mode, acquiring in real-time, using one or more sensors located onboard the autonomous vehicle, driving data relating to a manual driving maneuver;
evaluating, using the one or more processors, the acquired driving data relative to the driving scene model to determine whether the manual driving maneuver is acceptable or unacceptable based on a predetermined standard, the predetermined standard being the same standard used to determine whether one or more potential autonomous driving maneuvers is acceptable or unacceptable when the autonomous vehicle is operating in the one or more autonomous operational modes; and
responsive to determining that the manual driving maneuver is unacceptable, providing feedback to a user via one or more vehicle components, the feedback including passive feedback, whereby the feedback is provided after operation of the autonomous vehicle has stopped or a period of time after the manual driving maneuver has been completed, and the feedback including visual, haptic, or audible feedback.

US Pat. No. 10,556,597

OPERATION INFORMATION MANAGEMENT DEVICE, OPERATION INFORMATION MANAGEMENT METHOD, AND OPERATION INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

ISUZU MOTORS LIMITED, Sh...

1. An operation information management device comprising:an acquiring unit configured to acquire operation information of each of a plurality of vehicles;
an evaluating unit configured to make evaluations of drivers respectively associated with each of the plurality of vehicles, the evaluations being made based on the operation information;
a determining unit configured to determine a ranking of one or more of the drivers associated with each of one or more vehicles of the plurality of vehicles which are classified into a same type of vehicle, the determining of the ranking being performed based on the evaluations of the one or more drivers, wherein the determining unit is configured to determine a type of the vehicle associated with the operation information based on a running distance included in the operation information; and
a display control unit configured to control a display unit such that the display unit displays the ranking of the one or more drivers determined by the determining unit.

US Pat. No. 10,556,595

STATE ESTIMATION SYSTEM

Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki ...

1. A state estimation system comprisinga processor configured to:
obtain first input data related to at least one of biological information and behavior information of a first user;
obtain second input data related to at least one of biological information and behavior information of a second user different from the first user;
perform an estimation operation for estimating a state of the first user based on the first input data;
perform a training operation for optimizing a content of the estimation operation by using i) first training data which includes the first input data and first label data indicating a state of the first user corresponding to the first input data so as to associate the first input data and the first label data with each other, ii) second training data which includes the first input data so as not to associate the first input data and the first label data with each other, and iii) third training data which includes the second input data and second label data indicating a state of the second user corresponding to the second input data so as to associate the second input data and the second label data with each other; and
output a signal indicating information related to the content of the estimation operation.

US Pat. No. 10,556,593

SERIES HYBRID VEHICLE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A series hybrid vehicle equipped with an engine, a first motor generator, and a second motor generator, the series hybrid vehicle comprising:a first power transmission mechanism that engages the engine with the first motor generator;
a second power transmission mechanism that engages the first motor generator with a vehicle drive shaft;
a clutch that is capable of engaging the first motor generator with one of the first power transmission mechanism and the second power transmission mechanism in a switching manner; and
a transmission that switches between transmission gear ratios and engages the second motor generator with the vehicle drive shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,556,591

VEHICLE CONTROL DEVICE

HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEM...

1. A vehicle control apparatus, comprising:a deceleration level control unit that controls a deceleration level of a vehicle, wherein
during travelling of the vehicle continuing to travel with a power transmission mechanism between an engine and wheels being disengaged, when a deceleration request is made and the engine is started by an engagement of the power transmission mechanism, the deceleration level of the vehicle is controlled such that the deceleration level becomes a target deceleration level calculated from a first target deceleration level generated after the engagement of the power transmission mechanism is complete and a second target deceleration level generated in response to the deceleration request.

US Pat. No. 10,556,587

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF MITIGATING ERRORS IN A DEVICE BY USE OF PROPULSION TORQUE

GM Global Technology Oper...

1. A system of mitigating errors in a device, the system comprising:a controller including a processor and tangible, non-transitory memory on which is recorded instructions for executing a method;
a propulsion source configured to apply a propulsion torque to the device in response to a command by the controller;
wherein the device includes a pedal movable between a first depression zone, a second depression zone and a third depression zone, the device being configured to decelerate when the pedal is in the first depression zone;
wherein the device is configured to move at a constant speed when the pedal is in the second depression zone and accelerate when the pedal is in the third depression zone;
wherein execution of the instructions by the processor causes the controller to:
determine if at least one predefined enabling condition is met;
if the at least one predefined enabling condition is met, then determine if a speed of the device is at a target speed; and
control operation of the device based at least partially on the speed of the device, including, if the speed of the device is above or below the target speed, then:
determine the propulsion torque sufficient to bring the device to the target speed, based at least partially on feedback from at least one external force sensor; and
apply the propulsion torque to accelerate or decelerate the device, via the command to the propulsion source.

US Pat. No. 10,556,585

SURFACE NORMAL DETERMINATION FOR LIDAR RANGE SAMPLES BY DETECTING PROBE PULSE STRETCHING

Panosense Inc., Foster C...

1. A device comprising:a laser emitter configured to emit a laser pulse in a sample direction to perform distance measurements;
a sensor to sense a return pulse corresponding to the laser pulse reflected from a surface; and
one or more processors configured to:receive a signal representative of the return pulse from the sensor;based at least in part on the signal representative of the return pulse, compare a width of the emitted laser pulse to a width of the return pulse in a time-domain; anddetermine an orientation of the surface relative to the sample direction based, at least in part, on the comparison of the width of the emitted laser pulse to the width of the return pulse.

US Pat. No. 10,556,582

HYBRID VEHICLE AND MODE SWITCHING METHOD THEREFOR

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A mode switching method of a hybrid vehicle, the method comprising steps of:determining, by a hybrid controller, a reference on-power as a reference for switching from a first mode to a second mode and a reference off-power as a reference for switching from the second mode to the first mode;
determining, by the hybrid controller, a minimum on-power, a minimum off-power, and a maximum off-power; and
determining, by the hybrid controller, a final on-power and a final off-power using the reference on-power, the reference off-power, the minimum on-power, the minimum off-power, and the maximum off-power,
wherein the minimum on-power is a value obtained by adding a first margin power of an accelerator pedal and a second margin power to a first power during coasting.

US Pat. No. 10,556,581

METHOD FOR VEHICULAR HEATSTROKE PREVENTION

Scott Andrew Soifer, Law...

1. A method for preventing heatstroke by a living person or animal in a vehicle, the method comprising:detecting if an engine of the vehicle is off and, via a vehicle door sensor, if all doors of the vehicle are closed,
if the doors are closed, monitoring changes in carbon dioxide (CO2) levels in the vehicle via a CO2 sensor to thereby detect the presence of a breathing person or animal in the vehicle;
after the presence of a breathing person or animal in the vehicle has been detected by the CO2 sensor, monitoring a temperature (T) inside the vehicle via a temperature sensor; and
if T reaches or exceeds a preset value (T1), activating the vehicle's air conditioning unit and/or lowering at least one of the vehicle's windows.

US Pat. No. 10,556,579

DRIVE APPARATUS IN A SELF-PROPELLED CONSTRUCTION MACHINE

BOMAG GmbH, Boppard (DE)...

2. An apparatus in a self-propelled construction machine, comprising:a milling rotor and a main drive which can be coupled to the milling rotor via an engaging and disengaging clutch, and an auxiliary drive which can be coupled to the milling rotor alternatively by the clutch to the main drive;
the clutch being provided with a fixed input side and a displaceable output side, the displaceable output side being displaceable between an engaged position and a disengaged position, the displaceable output side also comprising an engaging and disengaging part of a shiftable transmission, a fixed part of the shiftable transmission being driven by the auxiliary drive, with the fixed part and the clutch being selectively engaged and disengaged via the displaceable output side of the clutch,
wherein the transmission includes a toothed gearing or a friction gearing.

US Pat. No. 10,556,572

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR LOWERING AND RAISING A TRAILER

1. An apparatus for driving a drive shaft within the landing gear of a semi-trailer comprising:a handle shaft removably coupled to the drive shaft of the landing gear;
a collar removably coupled to the handle shaft;
a shift lever configured to selectively couple and decouple the collar to and from the handle shaft;
a motorized gear assembly coupled to the collar;
an adjustable handle coupled to the handle shaft;
a bracket removably coupled to an upper portion of the landing gear; and
a telescoping brace comprising a distal and a proximal end, wherein the proximal end is coupled to a lower portion of the gearbox and wherein the distal end is removably coupled to the bracket.

US Pat. No. 10,556,569

VEHICULAR WIPER DEVICE

DENSO CORPORATION, Aichi...

1. A vehicular wiper device comprising:a first wiper arm including a distal end portion to which a first wiper blade is coupled to wipe a wiping surface of a vehicle;
a first drive source directly or indirectly fixed to a vehicle body;
a swing mechanism driven by drive force of the first drive source to swing the first wiper arm back and forth;
a second drive source separate from the first drive source and directly or indirectly fixed to the vehicle body;
an extending mechanism driven by drive force of the second drive source to extend or draw the first wiper arm in its longitudinal direction; and
a controller that drives and controls the first drive source and the second drive source to extend or draw the first wiper arm with the extending mechanism in correspondence with a swinging action of the first wiper arm produced with the swing mechanism,
wherein
the swing mechanism is a swing link mechanism, and the swing link mechanism includes:
a first drive lever including a basal end portion that is pivotal about a first axis located at a fixed position relative to the vehicle body, wherein the first drive lever is pivoted by the drive force of the first drive source; and
a second driven lever pivoted when the first drive lever is pivoted and moved integrally with the first wiper arm,
wherein
the extending mechanism is an axis moving mechanism that moves a swing axis of the second driven lever in a top-to-bottom direction of the wiping surface with the drive force of the second drive source, and
wherein
the axis moving mechanism includes a second drive lever including a basal end portion that is pivotal about a second axis located at a fixed position relative to the vehicle body, wherein the second drive lever is pivoted by the drive force of the second drive source.

US Pat. No. 10,556,567

MOBILE TERMINAL AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A watch type mobile terminal comprising:a wrist band;
a main system including a circuit board for operating the watch type mobile terminal;
a main frame connected to the wrist band and encasing the main system;
a fob detachably connected to the main system; and
a display detachably connected to the fob,
wherein the fob includes:
a first connector configured to be connected to a connector of the main system when the fob is connected to the main system; and
a second connector configured to be connected to a connector of the display when the display is connected to the fob, and
wherein the connector of the display is configured to be connected to the connector of the main system when the fob is separated and the display is connected to the main system.

US Pat. No. 10,556,562

OCCUPANT PROTECTION APPARATUS FOR VEHICLE

SUBARU CORPORATION, Toky...

1. An occupant protection device for a vehicle, the occupant protection device comprising:a seat on which an occupant to board the vehicle is to sit;
a three-point seatbelt device including a seatbelt extendable, across a front of an upper body of the occupant sitting on the seat, from above either one shoulder of the occupant to an outer surface of the seat and further to an inner surface of the seat; and
a belt airbag device comprising a belt airbag that is provided at a shoulder belt section, which is extendable from the shoulder to a waist of the occupant, of the seatbelt, the belt airbag being configured to be deployed below a jaw of the occupant sitting on the seat when a collision occurs,
wherein the belt airbag comprises:
a belt-direction deployment section extendable and deployable along the shoulder belt section, disposing below a head of the occupant sitting on the seat; and
an intersecting-direction deployment section, splitting from the belt-direction deployment section, being extendable and deployable in a direction intersecting the shoulder belt section, and disposing below the head of the occupant sitting on the seat,
wherein the belt-direction deployment section and the intersecting-direction deployment section are configured to form a single bag by being coupled to each other below the head of the occupant sitting on the seat, and
wherein a filler that fills a space between the belt-direction deployment section and the intersecting-direction deployment section is formed above an area where the belt-direction deployment section and the intersecting-direction deployment section are coupled to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,556,560

VEHICLE ROCKER GUARD WITH INTEGRATED PIVOTING STORABLE STEP

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A guard for a vehicle comprising:a support tube;
a pivoting step including a pivot tube portion movable about the support tube between a stowed position and a deployed position and a step portion, wherein the support tube and pivot tube portion comprise round tubes with the pivot tube supported for rotation on an outer circumference of the support tube; and
a spring member disposed between the support tube and pivot tube biasing the pivot tube toward one of the stowed position and deployed position.

US Pat. No. 10,556,558

VEHICLE SEAT CONNECTION SYSTEM

Faurecia Automotive Seati...

1. A vehicle seat for supporting an occupant in the seated position in a vehicle, the vehicle seat comprisinga seat frame for securing with the vehicle, the seat frame defining a mounting platform,
a seat module including a body adapted for mounting on the mounting platform and defining a module surface for receiving the occupant in the seated position, the seat module including at least one functional device using a utility service for operation, and
a utility service connection system for providing connection to communicate at least two modes of utility service, the utility service connection system including a unitary connector having at least one device-side communication line for communicating utility service with the at least one functional device and at least one vehicle-side communication line for communicating utility service with at least one utility server, the unitary connector includes a connector body having a male connector and a female connector for engagement to communicate utility service,
wherein the male connector includes a first utility jack and a second utility jack and the female connector including a first utility port formed complimentary to receive the first utility jack and a second utility port formed complimentary to receive the second utility jack, wherein connection of the first utility jack and the first utility port communicates a first mode of utility service and connection of the second utility jack and the second utility port communicates a second mode of utility service.

US Pat. No. 10,556,557

MOVING OBJECT

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A moving object that moves on a road surface, the moving object comprising:a box-shaped accommodation unit that is provided on an outer surface of an automobile body, wherein
the accommodation unit detachably accommodates a detection device for detecting suspended matters in an air nearby the automobile body,
the accommodation unit includes
a detection accommodation region in which the detection device is accommodated,
a wiring accommodation region in which a wiring member connected to the detection device is accommodated,
at least one detection rib provided at a position facing an outer edge of the detection accommodation region, the at least one detection rib restricts shaking of the detection device accommodated in the detection accommodation region,
an opening portion that is exposed to an outside, and
a housing door that covers the opening portion and is openable and closable,
positions of the detection accommodation region and the wiring accommodation region are different from each other in a placing direction when a direction from an inside of the accommodation unit to the outside through the opening portion is set as the placing direction.

US Pat. No. 10,556,551

CARRIER DEVICE FOR ATTACHMENT TO A PANE OF A MOTOR VEHICLE AND MOTOR VEHICLE

Daimler AG, Stuttgart (D...

1. A carrier device for attachment to a pane of a motor vehicle, comprising:a base plate which is securable on the pane; and
a carrier arrangement formed on the base plate to hold a housing of a camera;
wherein the carrier arrangement includes:
at least one holding element, wherein a pressure is applyable directly by the at least one holding element to a rod-shaped component which is disposed on the housing and protrudes beyond a wall of the housing, wherein the pressure acts in a direction of the base plate, and wherein the at least one holding element has a base body; and
a spring element, wherein the spring element is a separate component from the at least one holding element and the base body and is attached to the base body of the at least one holding element and wherein the spring element includes an angled leg in contact with the base body and a securing element contactable with a region of the base body which is opposite the angled leg.

US Pat. No. 10,556,550

TERMINAL MOUNTING SUPPORT

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A terminal mounting support, adapted to fix a terminal onto a fixing member, comprising:a first support and a second support oppositely arranged, wherein the first support is fixedly connected to the second support, and at least one of the first support and the second support is provided with a connection structure capable of being fixedly connected to the terminal;
a first buffer material layer arranged between the first support and the second support, wherein an accommodation space for accommodating at least a portion of the fixing member is in the first buffer material layer; and
a second buffer material layer on a side of the second support facing away from the first support, wherein a surface of the second buffer material layer facing away from the second support is a positioning mounting surface to be attached to the terminal, and the second buffer material layer is made of a silica gel material;
wherein the first support comprises a first curved portion, the second support comprises a second curved portion opposite to the first curved portion, and the first curved portion and the second curved portion each is around the accommodation space,
the first support further comprises a first flat plate portion and a second flat plate portion respectively extending from two sides of the first curved portion, a third flat plate portion connected to the first flat plate portion, and a fourth flat plate portion connected to the second flat plate portion, the third flat plate portion and the fourth flat plate portion are arranged along a same plane and respectively located in planes different from the first flat plate portion and the second flat plate portion, an angle is formed between the first flat plate portion and the second flat plate portion,
the second support further comprises a fifth flat plate portion and a sixth flat plate portion extending respectively from two sides of the second curved portion, a seventh flat plate portion connected to the fifth flat plate portion, and an eighth flat plate portion connected to the sixth flat plate portion, the seventh flat plate portion and the eighth flat plate portion are arranged along a same plane and respectively located in planes different from the fifth flat plate portion and the sixth flat plate portion, an angle is formed between the fifth flat plate portion and the sixth flat plate portion, and
at least two second protrusions are arranged on surfaces of the first support facing away from the second support, a first one of the at least two second protrusions is fixed onto the surfaces of the first flat plate portion and the third flat plate portion of the first support, and a second one of the at least two second protrusions is fixed onto the surfaces of the second flat plate portion and the fourth flat plate portion of the first support.

US Pat. No. 10,556,545

OVER-CAB RACK FOR TRAFFIC DELINEATORS

1. An over-cab rack for supporting a plurality of substantially horizontally oriented nested stacks of barrel-like traffic delineators, with the rack comprising:a) a plurality of pairs of elongate, tubular rails, with each pair being formed from material suitable to support one of the pairs of horizontally oriented nested stacks of barrel-like traffic delineators;
b) support structure connected to each of the rails of the pairs of elongate tubular rails to support the rails in a forward-rearward orientation that overlies a cab of a flat bed truck;
c) a plurality of hoop structures each being sized to permit the relatively smaller forward end region of a different one of the barrel-like traffic delineators that forms the nested stacks to be inserted therethrough to support the relatively smaller forward end regions; and
d) with each of the pairs of rails being substantially equally spaced apart to permit relatively larger rear end regions of the nested stacks of barrel-like delineators carried atop the pairs of rails to have the rear end regions of the nested stacks of barrel-like delineators supported by an associated pair of the rails.

US Pat. No. 10,556,543

GEOMETRICALLY SHAPED ELLIPSOID VEHICULAR MIRROR

ROSCO, INC., Jamaica, NY...

1. A vehicle mirror assembly comprising:a base comprising a major axis and a minor axis;
a dome lens having a dome lens radius of curvature, said dome lens is formed by an oval shape and a cross section of the oval shape comprises a combination of two geometric shapes to eliminate a reflection or reflective surface, said dome lens further comprising:
a center surface portion having a center surface radius of curvature, said center surface radius substantially perpendicular to the major axis;
a first peripheral surface portion having a first peripheral surface radius of curvature, said first peripheral surface radius of curvature is greater than said center surface radius of curvature; and
a second peripheral surface portion positioned on opposing side of the first peripheral surface portion and having a second peripheral surface radius of curvature, said second peripheral surface radius of curvature is greater than said center surface radius of curvature.

US Pat. No. 10,556,539

TAILGATE INDICATOR LIGHT

1. A tailgate position sensor installed on a pickup truck, comprising:a sensor transmitter located in tailgate jamb area, said sensor transmitter generates a wireless signal; and,
an alarm receiver designed to connect to a cigarette lighter plug, said alarm receiver is a portable device and,
wherein said sensor transmitter is installed in place of an existing latch bolt provided in a tailgate jamb area.

US Pat. No. 10,556,535

ROTATABLY-MOUNTED HEADLIGHT FOR A SINGLE-TRACK MOTOR VEHICLE, AND SINGLE-TRACK MOTOR VEHICLE WITH A ROTATABLY-MOUNTED HEADLIGHT

Bayerische Motoren Werke ...

1. A headlight for a single-track motor vehicle, comprising:a supporting part;
a light module connected to the supporting part;
a first bearing device, with which the light module is rotatably supported about a first main axis relative to the supporting part;
a second bearing device, with which the light module is rotatably supported on the first bearing device about a second main axis perpendicular to the first main axis; and
a coupling device having at a first coupling device end coupled to the supporting part, and a second coupling device end coupled to the light module at a location on the light module that is closer to the supporting part than the second bearing device, the coupling device being arranged to couple the light module to the supporting part such that during a rotation about the first main axis, the light module is rotated about the second main axis while the first coupling device end remains stationary relative to the supporting part.

US Pat. No. 10,556,534

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR TRANSPORTING CARGO OVER A CARGO BED

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a first rail having a first key and a second key;
a first track member including (a) a first keyway having a first end and a second end, (b) a second keyway axially aligned with said first end and (c) a third keyway axially aligned with said second end;
a second rail having a third key and a fourth key and a second track member including (a) a fourth keyway having a third end and a fourth end, (b) a fifth keyway aligned with the third end and (c) a sixth keyway aligned with the fourth end; and
a tonneau cover inboard of said first track member and said second track member.

US Pat. No. 10,556,530

COMPONENT FOR A VEHICLE SEAT

Faurecia Automotive Seati...

1. A component for a vehicle, the component comprising:a cover including a plurality of panels, each panel including an exterior surface, an interior surface, and a peripheral mating surface extending between the exterior surface and the interior surface, the mating surface of each panel being in mating engagement with the mating surface of one or more adjacently located panels, the plurality of panels forming an interior cavity in the cover and
a foam core injected into the interior cavity of the cover, the injected foam core being adhered to the interior surface of each of the panels to secure the mating surface of each panel to the mating surface of one or more adjacent panels such that the mating surface of each panel is in engagement with the mating surface of one or more adjacent panels.

US Pat. No. 10,556,521

SEAT SLIDING DEVICE FOR VEHICLE

AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAI...

1. A vehicle seat sliding device comprising:a first rail;
a second rail coupled to the first rail to be movable in a longitudinal direction of the first rail; and
a lock member pivotally arranged in the second rail, wherein the lock member includes a body, a rotation shaft extending from the body in a width-wise direction, which is orthogonal to the longitudinal direction, and at least one lock hook extending from a distal end of the body in the width-wise direction,
the first rail extends in a movement direction of the second rail and includes a plurality of lock slots, wherein the at least one lock hook is inserted into and removed from a corresponding one of the plurality of lock slots when the lock member pivots,
the second rail includes two side walls opposed to each other in the width-wise direction,
the rotation shaft and the body are integrated together,
each of the two side walls includes an accommodation slot, into which the rotation shaft is inserted, a pair of shaft restriction pieces, and at least one lock hook slot, through which a respective at least one lock hook is inserted,
each of the shaft restriction pieces includes a first end extending from an edge of the accommodation slot in a height-wise direction so that the shaft restriction pieces are located at opposite sides of the rotation shaft in the longitudinal direction, wherein each first end contacts a respective side of the rotation shaft in the longitudinal direction,
the shaft restriction pieces are located at opposite sides of the rotation shaft in the longitudinal direction,
the at least one lock hook slot extends in a movement direction of the at least one lock hook when the lock member pivots,
the second rail includes a coupling portion coupling the two side walls, and
each of the two side walls includes a projection projecting toward the coupling portion from a lower edge of the accommodation slot in the height-wise direction and the projection is configured to be able to come in contact with a lower surface of the rotation shaft,
the projection portion includes an upper convex portion that contacts the shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,556,520

VEHICLE SEAT ATTACHED TO FLOOR OF VEHICLE VIA SUPPORTING PLATE AND COUPLING DEVICE

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

1. A vehicle seat, comprising:a skeletal cushion frame for a seat cushion;
a supporting plate configured to support the cushion frame thereon and pivotally connected to a floor of a vehicle such that the supporting plate and the cushion frame supported thereon can be pivoted between a use position and a storage position;
a coupling device attached to the supporting plate to detachably engage a striker provided on the floor;
a first upper engagement portion secured to the cushion frame; and
a first lower engagement portion provided on the supporting plate and including a part opposing a corresponding part of the first upper engagement portion from above defining a prescribed gap therebetween;
wherein the first lower engagement portion vertically overlaps the coupling device.

US Pat. No. 10,556,512

POWER CONTROL METHOD, COMMUNICATION DEVICE, AND POWER CONTROL SYSTEM

Sony Corporation, Tokyo ...

1. A communication method comprising:providing communication between a first power supply center and a base station;
providing communication between the base station and an electric vehicle including a battery and a communication section;
performing an inquiry by the electric vehicle to the first power supply center via the base station for a charging facility information when capacity of the battery of the electric vehicle decreases below a predetermined value; and
transmitting the charging facility information to the electric vehicle, wherein the charging facility information includes a charging facility configured to supply power to the electric vehicle,
wherein the first power supply center is configured to communicate with a plurality of power supply centers in proximity to the electric vehicle; acquire a total power consumption for each of the power supply centers; and only transmit the charging facility information associated with one of the power supply centers having a least amount of total power consumption among the power supply centers to the electric vehicle; and
wherein the power supply center having the least amount of total power consumption is configured to supply power to at least an electronic apparatus in a low power consumption mode having one or more of a lowered illuminance, a lowered image processing function, a lowered operating clock frequency, a lowered brightness and a higher temperature setting of the electronic apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,556,505

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR A FUEL SYSTEM

Ford Global Technologies,...

5. A manufacturing method for a fuel tank and a fuel filler pipe, comprising:welding a base end of a conical anti-siphon device to an interior of the fuel filler pipe to form a fuel filler assembly, the anti-siphon device comprising a tapered end extending into the interior of the fuel filler assembly and a plurality of rows of rounded or elongate apertures encircling the anti-siphon device within the fuel filler assembly;
then, coating the fuel filler assembly, including the welding, with an electroless nickel coating;
then, welding an external surface of the fuel filler assembly, including the electroless nickel coating, to the fuel tank; and
then, applying a second coating to the fuel filler assembly and the fuel tank, including the welding between the fuel filler assembly and the fuel tank,
wherein the electroless nickel coating is not applied to the welds on the external surface of the fuel filler assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,556,502

STRUCTURAL MEMBER AND FUEL TANK

1. A structural member configured to be disposed in an internal space of a fuel tank and support a wall of the fuel tank, wherein the structural member has an axial direction along a direction in which the wall is to be supported, and a radial direction perpendicular to the axial direction, the structural member comprising:a gas introduction path which is formed to be exposed at a tip end of the structural member and penetrate an inside of the structural member along the axial direction;
a first gap which is concaved in the radial direction to communicate with the gas introduction path through a first hole;
a second hole which is formed to communicate with the gas introduction path at a position more distant from the tip end than the first hole along the axial direction; and
a second gap which is concaved in the radial direction to communicate with the gas introduction path through the second hole.

US Pat. No. 10,556,501

DEVICE FOR SEALING THE FRONT-END AIR INTAKE OF A MOTOR VEHICLE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

Valeo Systemes Thermiques...

1. A sealing device for the front-end air inlet of a motor vehicle, comprising:a supporting frame comprising two longitudinal crossmembers parallel to one another and two side posts perpendicular to said longitudinal crossmembers and connecting said longitudinal crossmembers;
at least one flap mounted pivotably about a pivot axis between a sealing position and an open position, said at least one flap being installed within the supporting frame;
at least one electric control element that controls the positioning of the flap or flaps and is connected to the electric system of the motor vehicle by at least one power supply cable,
wherein the supporting frame comprises at least one snap-fit attachment device to which the power supply cable or cables are attached, said snap-fit attachment device being integral with said supporting frame,
wherein the at least one snap-fit attachment device is arranged on the rear face of at least one of said side posts of the supporting frame.

US Pat. No. 10,556,500

WORK VEHICLE

KOMATSU LTD., Tokyo (JP)...

1. A work vehicle, comprising:an engine;
an engine cover configured to enclose the engine; and
a vent member disposed inside the engine cover,
the engine cover including a side plate provided with at least one vent hole,
a region located laterally to the at least one vent hole in the side plate being imperforate,
the vent member including an enclosure and a tube, the enclosure being provided with a first opening and a connecting opening, the first opening being attached to an inner surface of the side plate and enclosing the at least one vent hole, the connecting opening being spaced from the first opening toward an interior of the engine cover, the tube being attached to the connecting opening of the enclosure and having a second opening that is spaced from the connecting opening toward the interior of the engine cover and communicates with the interior of the engine cover, the connecting opening at least partially overlapping the at least one vent hole in a side direction of the work vehicle, and the vent member upwardly tilting toward the engine cover.

US Pat. No. 10,556,495

POWER APPARATUS

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

1. A power apparatus comprising:a drive motor including a drive rotor and a drive stator disposed to face the drive rotor;
a drive motor shaft mechanically connected to a wheel of a vehicle and configured to rotate integrally with the drive rotor;
an engine;
an engine output shaft mechanically connected to the drive motor shaft and configured to output torque of the engine;
a clutch disposed on a power transmission path between the engine output shaft and the drive motor shaft;
a controller configured to start-control the engine with the torque of the drive motor; and
a magnetic deceleration mechanism including:
a deceleration stator configured to generate a rotational magnetic field;
a first deceleration rotor including a plurality of magnetic pole portions and facing the deceleration stator; and
a second deceleration rotor including a plurality of soft magnetic portions and provided between the deceleration stator and the first deceleration rotor,
wherein the magnetic deceleration mechanism is configured to rotate while maintaining a predetermined collinear relationship between a rotational magnetic field speed of the deceleration stator, a rotational speed of the first deceleration rotor and a rotational speed of the second deceleration rotor by exciting the deceleration stator,
wherein the second deceleration rotor is mechanically connected to the engine output shaft,
wherein the first deceleration rotor is shared with the drive rotor, and
wherein when starting the engine, the controller is configured to make excitation to fix the rotational magnetic field of the deceleration stator in a state where the clutch is released.

US Pat. No. 10,556,494

AIR-COOLED FUEL CELL VEHICLE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. An air-cooled fuel cell vehicle equipped with an air-cooled fuel cell, the vehicle comprising:a traction motor that is supplied with electric power generated by the fuel cell;
a duct that has a first opening, a second opening facing the fuel cell, and a peripheral wall connecting the first opening to the second opening;
a fan that circulates air through the duct;
a first valve that allows or blocks communication between the first opening and the fuel cell;
a body that has a ventilation port facing the first opening, and houses the fuel cell, the duct, the fan, and the first valve;
a stop determination unit that determines whether the vehicle is stopped; and
a control unit that controls the first valve, wherein
the peripheral wall is provided with a third opening at a position between the first valve and the fuel cell, farther away from the ventilation port than the first opening is, and with a second valve that opens and closes the third opening,
the third opening, the fuel cell, and the fan, or the third opening, the fan, and the fuel cell, are arranged in this order in a direction from the first opening toward the second opening,
when it is determined that the vehicle is stopped, the control unit blocks communication between the first opening and the fuel cell by the first valve, and
when the fan is being driven and communication between the first opening and the fuel cell is blocked by the first valve, the second valve opens the third opening.

US Pat. No. 10,556,490

VEHICLE VISOR AND SYSTEM, VEHICLE AND LIGHT BLOCKING AND DISPLAY METHOD

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A vehicle visor configured to be installed in a vehicle for providing shading to a driver of the vehicle, comprising:a body in the shape of a rectangular flat panel having a front side that faces the driver and a back side that faces away from the driver; and
a camera positioned on the back side of the vehicle visor,
wherein, the vehicle visor comprises:
an upper portion, comprising a display panel having a display screen facing the front side operatively connected to the camera configured to display images captured by the camera from behind the visor; and
a lower portion, comprising a transparent display panel configured to be able to adjust a rate of light transmittance according to the light from behind the visor.

US Pat. No. 10,556,488

VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUND PURGE SYSTEM FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE

Ford Global Technologies,...

9. A method of purging volatile organic compounds from a motor vehicle during shipping of said motor vehicle from a first point to a second point, comprising:operating a computing device in said motor vehicle in a shipping mode and thereby periodically drawing fresh air into and purging volatile organic compounds from an interior of said motor vehicle by a blower in said motor vehicle;
activating said blower, by said computing device, at predetermined intervals of time and maintaining operation of said blower following activation for a predetermined operating time;
monitoring, by sensor, voltage of a battery of said motor vehicle and terminating, by said computing device, said periodic drawing of fresh air and purging of volatile organic compounds when said voltage falls below a predetermined minimum level;
counting, by said computing device, each activation of said blower and terminating further activation of said blower upon an activation count reaching a predetermined value;
positioning a window insert in a window opening above a partially opened window of said motor vehicle in order to provide an air pathway for exhausting volatile organic compounds from said interior of said vehicle;
absorbing volatile organic compounds from air inside said vehicle with a filter pack positioned inside said motor vehicle during the shipping mode; and
replacing a first filter in a ventilation system of said motor vehicle with a second filter having less airflow resistance than said first filter thereby reducing current drawn by said blower during blower operation.

US Pat. No. 10,556,484

VEHICLE CLIMATE CONTROL VALVE AND OPERATING METHOD

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A vehicle climate control operating method, comprising:initializing a valve differently based on whether a climate control system will operate in a heating mode or a cooling mode;
for the cooling mode, moving the valve to a first position and initializing the valve without moving the valve to a second position; and
for the heating mode, moving the valve to a second position and initializing the valve without moving the valve to the first position,
the first position permitting more flow than the second position, wherein the initializing is during a start-up of the vehicle, and further comprising using a previous control head state of the vehicle when assessing whether the climate control system will operate in the heating mode or the cooling mode, wherein, if the previous control head state of the vehicle is not known, comparing an ambient temperature outside the vehicle to a first threshold temperature to assess whether the climate control system will operate in the heating mode, and comparing the ambient temperature to a different, second threshold temperature to assess whether the climate control system will operate in the cooling mode.

US Pat. No. 10,556,482

VASCULAR STRUCTURES AND METHODS FOR THERMAL CONTROL

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A thermal control system for a vehicle comprising:a component comprising an interior panel of the vehicle, wherein the component defines an interior part of a cabin of the vehicle that has an inner layer comprising a class A appearance surface visible when the component is assembled in the vehicle;
vascular channels incorporated in a network within the component, wherein the vascular channels are open to the inner layer;
a fluid circuit connected with the vascular channels and configured to circulate a fluid through the component;
wherein the fluid alters a thermal state of the component by direct contact with the inner layer so that the component changes a heat load within the cabin.

US Pat. No. 10,556,480

VEHICLE HVAC SYSTEM

Nissan North America, Inc...

1. An HVAC system comprising:an air handler having an air inlet, an airflow direction control mechanism configured to selectively direct airflow out of the air handler to a first outlet or a second outlet, or simultaneously to both the first outlet and the second outlet;
a blower coupled to the air handler selectively operable at a plurality of blowing speeds to generate airflow through the air handler;
an air duct connected to the air handler and having a tubular housing defining and completely surrounding both a first airflow path and a second airflow path from a first end of the tubular housing of the tubular housing to a second end of the tubular housing, the second air flow path being separate from the first airflow path, the first end of the tubular housing defining a first air inlet in fluid communication with only the first airflow path and a second air inlet in fluid communication with only the second airflow path, the second end of the tubular housing defining a first air outlet in fluid communication with only the first airflow path and a second air outlet in fluid communication with only the second airflow path, the first air inlet and the second air inlet being adjacent to one another at the first end of the tubular housing and the first air outlet and the second air outlet being adjacent to one another at the second end of the tubular housing, the first air inlet being in direct fluid communication with the first outlet of the air handler and the second air inlet being in direct fluid communication with the second outlet of the air handler; and
a vent assembly having a housing that surrounds both first airflow directing members and second airflow directing members, the vent assembly being installed to the tubular housing at the second end of the tubular housing such that the first airflow directing members direct airflow from the first air outlet in a first direction away from the tubular housing and the second airflow directing members direct airflow from the second air outlet in at least a second direction away from the tubular housing.

US Pat. No. 10,556,478

SUSPENSION SYSTEM

1. A suspension system, comprising:a first hydraulic cylinder including a piston chamber in which a piston moves and a rod chamber in which a rod moves, the first hydraulic cylinder operably movable between a retraction and an extension;
a second hydraulic cylinder including a piston chamber in which a piston moves and a rod chamber in which a rod moves, the second hydraulic cylinder operably movable between a retraction and an extension;
a throttle valve and a branching; and
a hydraulic reservoir fluidly coupled to the first and second hydraulic cylinders;
wherein a first fluid flow from the piston chamber of the first hydraulic cylinder is divided at the branching into a first portion and a second portion;
wherein the first portion flows to the rod chamber of the second hydraulic cylinder, and the second portion flows through the throttle valve to the hydraulic reservoir; and
wherein a second fluid flow from the rod chamber of the second hydraulic cylinder flows through the throttle valve to the piston chamber of the first hydraulic cylinder.

US Pat. No. 10,556,458

FINISHER, BOOKBINDER, AND IMAGING SYSTEM

Nisca Corporation, Minam...

1. A bookbinding device, comprising: a convey-in path along which sheets sequentially fed into the bookbinding device are conveyed by sheet transport means in a sheet-transport direction along said convey-in path;stacking means for collating into bundles sheets conveyed to said stacking means from said convey-in path;
adhesive-layer forming means for adding an adhesive layer to a spine-closure endface of sheet bundles from said stacking means;
cover binding means for binding sheet bundles, from said adhesive-layer forming means, together with coversheets;
a cover feed path for feeding coversheets to said cover binding means, said cover feed path connected to, branching from, said convey-in path;
an inner-leaf transport path for transferring sheets to said stacking means, said inner-leaf transport path connected to, branching from, said convey-in path;
a storage stacker disposed along the downstream end of said cover feed path, for stacking and storing sheets;
a positioning means disposed in an upstream location in said convey-in path, said positioning means including a sheet-end regulating means for aligning sheets conveyed into said positioning means into a rear-end regulating position relative to the sheet-transport direction, and including forward/reverse rollers disposed downstream of sheet-end regulating means, said forward/reverse rollers forward/reverse driven by a power-source-pulse controlled drive motor;
a plurality of perforating cutters disposed along said convey-in path downstream-adjacent said forward/reverse rollers, the perforating cutters being selectively drivable to determine how many binder punch-holes or crenellating notches said plurality of perforating cutters form in a sheet, each said perforating cutter comprising a single cutting die;
perforation control means for controlling said positioning means and said plurality of perforating cutters, said perforation control means controlling said power-source-pulse controlled drive motor to reverse-drive said forward/reverse rollers to move a sheet, conveyed by the sheet transport means into said convey-in path, into the rear-end regulating position where said sheet-end regulating means aligns the rear end of the sheet,
said perforation control means operating in a first operation mode in which
said perforation control means forward-drives said forward/reverse rollers by a first predetermined transport amount to move a sheet by a first predetermined transport length from the rear-end regulating position, to set the rear end of the sheet in a predetermined position, with respect to a punch position where said plurality of perforating cutters operate to form binder punch-holes in a sheet, for being perforated by said plurality of perforating cutters,
said perforation control means controls said plurality of perforating cutters to form a predetermined number of binder punch-holes through the rear end of the sheet, and said perforation control means causes the binder-hole punched sheet to be transferred along said cover feed path to said storage stacker, and said perforation control means operating in a second operation mode in which
said perforation control means forward-drives said forward/reverse rollers by a second predetermined transport amount to move a sheet by a second predetermined transport length, greater than said first predetermined transport length, from the rear-end regulating position, to set the rear end of the sheet in a predetermined position with respect to the punch position, for being edge-cut by said plurality of perforating cutters,
said perforation control means controls said plurality of perforating cutters to form a predetermined number of crenellating notches in the rear end of the sheet, and
said perforation control means causes the rear-end crenellated sheet to be transferred to said inner-leaf transport path; and
a sheet-type information receiving means; wherein
said perforation control means is configured to execute in said second operation mode based on sheet-type information from said sheet-type information receiving means, and determine, based on the sheet-type information, the number of crenellating notches said perforation control means controls said perforating cutters to rear-end crenellate sheets with.

US Pat. No. 10,556,454

PRINTER

FUJITSU COMPONENT LIMITED...

1. A printer, comprising:a holder configured to house rolled recording paper;
a cover that is attached to the holder to be openable and closable relative to the holder; and
a contact part that is attached to the cover and configured to contact the recording paper at multiple positions on the recording paper that are arranged in a width direction of the recording paper such that the positions on the recording paper contacting the contact part change and move in the width direction of the recording paper as the recording paper is unrolled and a diameter of the recording paper changes, the width direction being orthogonal to the diameter of the recording paper.

US Pat. No. 10,556,436

INK REPLENISH CONTAINER

SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION, ...

1. An ink replenish container for replenishing an ink to an ink tank of a printer, comprising:a container main body that is able to store the ink; and
an ink outlet formation member, attached to a front end side of the container main body, to form an ink outlet,
wherein the container main body includes a screw formation portion having a screw for engaging with the ink outlet formation member, and a shoulder portion provided on a front end side of the screw formation portion,
the ink outlet formation member includes an abutting portion that abuts the shoulder portion and an engagement recess portion disposed on an inner surface thereof,
the container main body further includes a front end engagement portion on the front end side of the screw formation portion configured to be inserted into the engagement recess portion.

US Pat. No. 10,556,412

COMPOSITION FOR ADHESION LAYER OF GAS BARRIER ADHESIVE SHEET, GAS BARRIER ADHESIVE SHEET, AND OPTICAL SHEET HAVING GAS BARRIER ADHESIVE SHEET

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An optical sheet including a single optical material layer comprising semiconductor nanocrystals enclosed in a polymer matrix; and a gas barrier adhesive sheet disposed on a surface of the optical material layer and comprising a gas barrier layer and an adhesion layer disposed on and in direct contact with the gas barrier layer,wherein the adhesion layer of the gas barrier adhesive sheet directly contacts with the surface of the optical material layer,
wherein the gas barrier layer comprises SiO2, TiO2, ZrO2, ZnO2, Al2O3, indium tin oxide, or a combination thereof, and
wherein the adhesion layer comprises a polymerization product of a composition, comprising:
first compound represented by Chemical Formula 1-6, Chemical Formula 1-7, Chemical Formula 1-8, or a combination thereof; a second compound represented by Chemical Formula 2; and a third compound represented by Chemical Formula 3:

wherein in Chemical Formula 1-7,
each R1 is independently a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C20 alkylene group, wherein at least one —CH2— is optionally replaced with —S(?O)2—, —C(?O)—, —O—, —S—, S(?O)—, —C(?O)O—, —C(?O)NR— wherein R is hydrogen or a C1 to C10 linear or branched alkyl group, —NR— wherein R is hydrogen or a C1 to C10 linear or branched alkyl group, or a combination thereof, and
each R2 is independently hydrogen or a methyl group;

wherein in Chemical Formula 1-8, R is a C1 to C10 alkyl group;

wherein in Chemical Formula 2,
R1 is selected from hydrogen; a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C30 linear or branched alkyl group; a substituted or unsubstituted C6 to C30 aryl group; a substituted or unsubstituted C3 to C30 heteroaryl group; a substituted or unsubstituted C3 to C30 cycloalkyl group; a substituted or unsubstituted C3 to C30 heterocycloalkyl group; a C1 to C10 alkoxy group; a hydroxy group; —NH2; —NRR? wherein R and R? of —NRR? are independently hydrogen or a C1 to C30 linear or branched alkyl group; an isocyanate group; a halogen; —ROR? wherein R of —ROR? is a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C20 alkylene group and R? of —ROR? is hydrogen or a C1 to C20 linear or branched alkyl group; —RC(?O)X wherein R of —RC(?O)X is a substituted or unsubstituted alkylene group and X of —RC(?O)X is a halogen; —C(?O)OR? wherein R? of —C(?O)OR? is hydrogen or a C1 to C20 linear or branched alkyl group; —CN; or —C(?O)ONRR? wherein R and R? of —C(?O)ONRR? are independently hydrogen or a C1 to C20 linear or branched alkyl group,
L1 is a carbon atom, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C30 alkylene group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6 to C30 cycloalkylene group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6 to C30 arylene group, or a substituted or unsubstituted C6 to C30 heteroarylene group, wherein at least one —CH2— in the substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C30 alkylene group is optionally replaced with —SO2—, —C(O)—, —O—, —S—, —SO—, —C(?O)O—, —C(?O)NR— wherein R of —C(?O)NR— is hydrogen or a C1 to C10 alkyl group, or a combination thereof,
Y1 is a single bond; a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C30 alkylene group; a substituted or unsubstituted C2 to C30 alkenylene group; a C1 to C30 alkylene group; or a C2 to C30 alkenylene group, wherein at least one —CH2— is optionally replaced with —S(?O)2—, —C(?O)—, —O—, —S—, —S(?O)—, —C(?O)O—, —C(?O)NR— wherein R of —C(?O)NR— is hydrogen or a C1 to C10 linear or branched alkyl group, —NR— wherein R of —NR— is hydrogen or a C1 to C10 linear or branched alkyl group, or a combination thereof,
m is an integer of 1 or more,
k1 is an integer of 0 or 1 or more,
k2 is an integer of 1 or more,
provided that the sum of m and k2 is 2 or more, m does not exceed the valence of Y1, and the sum of k1 and k2 does not exceed the valence of L1;
Chemical Formula 3

wherein in Chemical Formula 3,
Ra is a C1 to C20 alkylene group, a C1 to C20 alkenylene group, a C1 to C20 alkynylene group, or a C1 to C20 arylene group,
Rb and Rc are the same or different and are each independently a C1 to C20 aliphatic or alicyclic hydrocarbon group,
X is a (meth)acrylate group, a mercapto group, or an epoxy group, and
k is an integer of 1 to 3.

US Pat. No. 10,556,404

COMPOSITION FOR NON-ORIENTED ELECTRICAL STEEL SHEET, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING NON-ORIENTED ELECTRICAL STEEL SHEET PRODUCT, AND NON-ORIENTED ELECTRICAL STEEL SHEET PRODUCT

POSCO, Pohang-si, Gyeong...

1. A non-oriented electrical steel sheet adhesive coating composition comprising:a first composition including an epoxy resin and an inorganic nanoparticle of SiO2, TiO2, ZnO, or combinations thereof; and
an inorganic additive of sodium hydroxide (NaOH),
wherein the inorganic nanoparticle is substituted in a terminal substituent group of the epoxy resin,
the epoxy resin is a multifunctional epoxy resin in which there are three or more epoxy groups, and
wherein the content of the inorganic additive is from 1 to 10 wt % of sodium hydroxide with respect to 100 wt % of the non-oriented electrical steel sheet adhesive coating composition.

US Pat. No. 10,556,376

METHOD OF MAKING FORMING SCREENS

TREDEGAR FILM PRODUCTS CO...

1. A process of making a forming screen, comprising the steps of:a) providing a metal layer;
b) bonding a first engravable material to the metal layer, the first engravable material having a first engravable material inner surface, a first engravable material outer surface, and a first engravable material thickness;
c) engraving a predetermined pattern into the first engravable material thickness with a collimated energy beam to remove a portion of the first engravable material to form a continuous, interconnected network of channels, the continuous interconnected network of channels comprising a negative space within the first engravable material to expose the metal layer and to create a plurality of discrete formations bonded to the metal layer, thereby creating a pre-form;
d) at least partially filling the continuous, interconnected network of channels of the pre-form with metal to a predetermined depth, thereby creating a metallized pre-form, the metallized pre-form comprising a metallic lattice, the plurality of discrete formations, the metal layer and a metallized pre-form external surface, the metallized pre-form external surface comprising the metallic lattice and the plurality of discrete formations, the metallic lattice comprising metallic lattice x-axis segments interconnected with metallic lattice y-axis segments and the plurality of discrete formations encompassed by the metallic lattice;
e) placing a second engravable material in contact with the metallized pre-form external surface to form a multiplanar base substrate, the second engravable material comprising a second engravable material inner surface, a second engravable material outer surface and a second engravable material thickness;
f) engraving the multiplanar base substrate by engraving the second engravable material with a collimated energy beam to remove a portion of the second engravable material to create a plurality of through-hole perforations that extend through the second engravable material thickness, wherein at least some of the plurality of through-hole perforations are aligned over the metallic lattice to form a multiplanar pre-form;
g) depositing metal into the multiplanar pre-form at the plurality of through-hole perforations to at least partially fill at least some of the through-hole perforations aligned over the metallic lattice to create a metallized multiplanar pre-form comprising a plurality of protrusions on the metal lattice;
h) removing the second engravable material from the metallized multiplanar pre-form;
i) removing the discrete formations from the metallized pre-form to create a screen precursor, the screen precursor comprising the metallic lattice and the metal layer, wherein metallic lattice encompasses a plurality of voids, the voids comprising negative space corresponding to the discrete formations of the metallized pre-form; and
j) removing the metallic lattice from the metal layer of the screen precursor by etching away the metal layer of the screen precursor, thereby creating a forming screen.

US Pat. No. 10,556,372

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FORMING STRETCH BLOW MOLDED CONTAINERS

GRAHAM PACKAGING COMPANY,...

1. A base assembly for a stretch blow molding apparatus forming a base portion of a plastic container, the base assembly comprising:a unified one-piece base pedestal;
a unified one-piece base mold comprising at least one curved contact surface that forms at least one downward convex cavity of said plastic container attached to the base pedestal;
a unified one-piece push rod movable between a first position and a second position with respect to the unified one-piece base mold to reposition a portion of the plastic container; and
an activation mechanism adapted to move the push rod between the first position and the second position, wherein said base assembly is suitable for stretch blow molding.

US Pat. No. 10,556,341

TRAJECTORY DETERMINATION METHOD FOR NON-PRODUCTIVE MOVEMENTS

12. A machine tool comprising at least one tool and a control unit configured to cause the tool, based on received program instructions, to execute an optimized trajectory for a non-productive movement of the tool from a starting position to a target position in a spatially delimited travel envelope which is modeled by geometric conditions while avoiding collisions, wherein the optimized trajectory is determined by:a) establishing, with a pathfinding algorithm that does not take into account design features of the machine tool, a first trajectory of the tool, wherein the first trajectory is optimized for at least one selectable target parameter in the non-productive movement;
b) establishing a second trajectory by applying to the first trajectory a filter that takes into account dynamic characteristics of the machine tool, wherein the filter is stored in the control unit of the machine tool and comprises a model of the dynamic characteristics of the machine tool;
c) identifying a collision when a geometric condition which models the travel envelope is violated at a point of the second trajectory, wherein, when the method is first executed, the geometric condition corresponds to surfaces of at least one obstacle delimiting the travel envelope, while taking into account safety margins;
d) determining a correction condition that applies to the geometric condition and modifying the correction condition by at least one of enlarging an interfering contour, changing a drill hole exit height, reducing a size of an approach channel and enlarging an inherent contour of the tool; and
e) repeating steps a) to d) until the geometric condition in step c) is met for all points of the second trajectory.

US Pat. No. 10,556,307

MACHINE TOOL

MAKINO MILLING MACHINE CO...

1. A machine tool for machining a workpiece by performing relative rotation of a tool and the workpiece, comprising:a trough provided in a bed, elongating in a longitudinal direction thereof, and configured to collect swarf;
a moving body which is located above the trough, moves on the bed in the longitudinal direction of the trough, comprises a first beam member, a second beam member, and a connecting member connecting the first and second beam members, and has a through-hole penetrating the moving body from a top surface thereof to a bottom surface thereof;
a first guide which is arranged on the bed in parallel to the longitudinal direction of the trough to guide the moving body in the longitudinal direction of the trough;
a second guide which is arranged on the bed in parallel to the longitudinal direction of the trough and opposed to the first guide with respect to the trough, to guide the moving body in the longitudinal direction of the trough; and
a cradle including a workpiece table, the cradle being supported at both ends thereof by pivot shafts that are provided on the first beam member and the second beam member so as to be rotatable inside the through-hole of the moving body about an axis which is parallel to the longitudinal direction of the trough,
wherein the connecting member comprises a first connecting portion and second connecting portion, and
the first beam member, the second beam member, and the first and second connecting portions of the movable body are formed into a rectangular shape surrounding the through-hole.

US Pat. No. 10,556,289

WELDING TYPE POWER SUPPLY FOR TIG STARTS

Illinois Tool Works Inc.,...

1. A method of starting a TIG welding process, comprising:limiting the pulse width of a power circuit to be less than a desired magnitude when a TIG start is being performed;
monitoring for the creation of a welding arc; and
ending limiting the pulse width after the welding arc has been detected.

US Pat. No. 10,556,274

CUBIC BORON NITRIDE SINTERED BODY AND CUTTING TOOL

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. A cBN sintered body, comprising:cBN particles;
Al3B6Co20, an Al content in the cBN sintered body is 0.1-5% by mass and a ratio of a Co content to the Al content is 3 to 40 in terms of mass ratio; and
a binding phase.

US Pat. No. 10,556,269

APPARATUS FOR AND METHOD OF MAKING MULTI-WALLED PASSAGES IN COMPONENTS

United Technologies Corpo...

1. A method of making a refractory metal core comprises:forming a first layer of the refractory metal core out of a first material;
forming a second layer of the refractory metal core out of the first material;
bonding the first and second layers together to form a laminate master pattern;
forming a flexible mold around the laminate master pattern;
removing the laminate master pattern from the flexible mold;
pouring a pulverulent refractory metal material into the flexible mold; and
sintering the pulverulent refractory metal material to form the refractory metal core.

US Pat. No. 10,556,265

COILING MACHINE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF COIL SPRING

NHK SPRING CO., LTD., Yo...

1. A coiling machine comprising:a material guide to which a material of a coil spring is inserted, the material guide having a tip from which the material is discharged;
a first pin which contacts the material discharged from the tip of the material guide;
a second pin disposed in a front side of a movement direction of the material with respect to the first pin, the second pin and the first pin bending the material into an arc shape;
a pitch tool disposed in a front side of a movement direction of the material with respect to the second pin, the pitch tool contacting the material;
a cutting tool which cuts the material, the cutting tool including a movable blade and a receiving blade;
an actuator which changes a position of the receiving blade of the cutting tool;
a heating device which heats the material;
a temperature sensor which detects a temperature of the material; and
a controller which changes a position of the first pin and a position of the second pin based on control data corresponding to a shape of a coil spring to be formed, wherein the first pin and the second pin are moved such that a radius of curvature of the arc shape increases when the temperature of the material detected by the temperature sensor increases, and the receiving blade of the cutting tool is moved by the actuator such that a gap between a center of curvature of the arc shape and the receiving blade of the cutting tool increases when the temperature of the material increases.

US Pat. No. 10,556,252

ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING A TUNED RESONANCE HAPTIC ACTUATION SYSTEM

APPLE INC., Cupertino, C...

1. An electronic device, comprising:an enclosure;
a display positioned with the enclosure and defining a front face of the electronic device; and
a haptic actuator positioned within the enclosure and comprising:
a housing comprising a wall having a thickness between about 100 microns and about 500 microns;
a movable mass positioned within the housing and configured to move within the housing to cause the haptic actuator to produce a vibrational response including:
a first component within a frequency range; and
a second component outside of the frequency range and providing a haptic output portion of the vibrational response; and
a tuning feature incorporated with the wall and configured to reduce the first component of the vibrational response while substantially maintaining the haptic output portion of the vibrational response, the tuning feature defined by a recess having a depth between about 5 microns and about 10 microns into the wall.

US Pat. No. 10,556,247

DISPENSER

Ecolab USA Inc., St. Pau...

1. A dispenser comprising a container for holding a liquid to be dispensed and a dispensing assembly for extracting liquid from said container, the dispensing assembly comprising a pressure-relief valve for release of excessive pressure in the container and a filter arranged to permit egress of gas from the container through the filter and through the pressure-relief valve, the filter inhibiting egress of liquid from the container through the filter, the pressure-relief valve being closed in the absence of excessive pressure to inhibit ingress of air and contaminants into the container wherein: the filter is in a gas flow path between the interior of the container and the pressure-relief valve, or the pressure-relief valve is in a gas flow path between the interior of the container and the filter.

US Pat. No. 10,556,243

SEALING DEVICE AND APPLICATION SYSTEM COMPRISING SUCH A DEVICE

Exel Industries, Epernay...

1. A sealing device for a system for applying a liquid coating product comprising:an inner conduit suitable for sealably surrounding an actuating rod of an application system;
a frame comprising an outer peripheral groove;
a sealing gasket made from a synthetic material comprising an O-ring mounted around a lip of the sealing gasket suitable for being pressed against the actuating rod, said frame and the sealing gasket forming a single-piece assembly prior to being mounted on the actuating rod;
a flat scraping gasket arranged on an inner side of the sealing device and suitable for being in contact with the actuating rod, mounted against a shoulder of said frame and locked by a ring crimped in said frame against the flat scraping gasket, wherein the shoulder of said frame abuts an end of said sealing gasket; and
an elastic blocking ring positioned in said outer peripheral groove and protruding out of said frame, for blocking axial movement of the sealing device along the actuating rod in the application system.

US Pat. No. 10,556,226

ACID-RESISTANT ALLOY CATALYST

THE COCA-COLA COMPANY, A...

4. An alloy catalyst consisting essentially of, in parts by weight, 10-90 parts nickel, 1-5 parts rare earth element, 1-60 parts tin, 5-9 parts aluminum, 1-90 parts tungsten, 0.5-20 parts molybdenum, and 0.01-5 parts boron or phosphorus.

US Pat. No. 10,556,222

NANOFIBROUS MATERIALS FOR HEAVY METAL ADSORPTION

The Research Foundation f...

1. A method comprising:contacting ultra-fine polysaccharide nanofibers with an oxidation agent, an acid, and a base, to form an activated polysaccharide nanofiber possessing functional groups selected from the group consisting of carboxylates, aldehydes, amines, and combinations thereof;
contacting the activated polysaccharide nanofiber with at least one reactant selected from the group consisting of cystamine, 3-amino-1-propanethiol, 6-amino-1-hexanethiol, 8-amino-1-octanethiol, 11-amino-1-undecanethiol, 16-amino-1-hexadecanethiol, 3-mercaptopropionic acid, 6-mercaptohexanoic acid, 8-mercaptooctanoic acid, 11-mercaptoundecanoic acid, 12-mercaptododecanoic acid, 16-mercaptohexadecanoic acid, and combinations thereof to form thiol-functional polysaccharide nanofibers; and
recovering the thiol-functional polysaccharide nanofibers possessing thiol groups.

US Pat. No. 10,556,216

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR LIPOSOME PREPARATION BY CENTRIFUGATION

BECTON, DICKINSON AND COM...

1. A method for producing a population of liposomes, the method comprising:introducing a suspension of liposomes into a liposome extrusion device comprising:
a porous membrane; and
a component configured to position the membrane in an interior of a liquid container; and
applying a centrifugal force to the suspension of liposomes in a manner sufficient to pass the liposomes through the membrane to produce a population of liposomes.

US Pat. No. 10,556,211

METHOD FOR PRODUCING SYNTHETIC DIAMONDS

NORTHEASTERN UNIVERSITY, ...

1. A method of producing diamonds comprising the steps of,producing a carbonaceous powder comprising nano-structured carbonaceous material and a transition metal, wherein the transition metal is an element having a face-centred-cubic (FCC) structure, alloy having a FCC structure, intermetallic having a FCC structure at the temperature at which the carbonaceous powder is thermally treated and/or, or an alloy or intermetallic comprising an element selected from the group consisting of iron, nickel, cobalt, chromium and manganese by electrochemical erosion of graphite in a molten salt, the transition metal being incorporated into the carbonaceous powder during the electrochemical erosion, and
thermally treating the carbonaceous powder in a non-oxidizing atmosphere at a temperature of between 350° C. and 1300° C., at a pressure lower than 1 GPa,
wherein the transition metal is present in the form of nanoscale particles disposed on or within the nano-structured carbonaceous material,
wherein the transition metal is present in the form of particles or deposits having maximum dimensions of between 1 and 10 nanometers.

US Pat. No. 10,556,201

AIR FILTER ARRANGEMENT; ASSEMBLY; AND, METHODS

Donaldson Company, Inc., ...

1. An air filter cartridge arrangement comprising:(a) filter media having first and second, opposite, flow faces; and,
(b) a housing seal arrangement positioned in extension around the media;
(i) the housing seal arrangement including a pinch seal member with a seal surface oriented to be pressed against a surface of an air cleaner, in use;
(c) the housing seal arrangement including: a molded portion positioned on, and extending around, the cartridge and supporting the pinch seal member, the molded portion that extends around the media including a taper portion shaped to taper downwardly in thickness, in a direction of extension away from the pinch seal member and toward one of the flow faces; and, a receiver positioned between at least a portion of the seal surface and the filter media;
(A) the receiver being open in a direction toward a selected one of the opposite flow faces; and,
(B) the receiver being configured to receive a portion of an air cleaner assembly projecting therein, during use.

US Pat. No. 10,556,183

METHOD OF AND SYSTEM FOR CONDUCTING MULTIPLE CONTEST OF SKILL WITH A SINGLE PERFORMANCE

Winview, Inc., Redwood C...

1. A method of participating in a competition with a closed group of participants programmed in a non-transitory memory of a device, the method comprising:joining the closed group of participants, wherein the closed group of participants is based on personal contacts including the contacts on a mobile device or on a social networking site;
downloading a game including a computer-generated gameplay;
executing the game specific to the closed group of participants, wherein the computer-generated gameplay provides a same sequence of events for each participant, wherein each participant is permitted to play the game at any time during a specified time period, wherein a game server adjusts data files for the game to affect the computer-generated gameplay, wherein affecting the computer-generated gameplay involves utilizing lock outs precluding further response to a game element;
synchronizing the game with content by detecting the content and ensuring the computer-generated gameplay is synchronized with the content for each participant;
providing a score for each participant based on the participant's performance during the participant's play of the game;
sending the score for a participant to a database upon completion of the participant's game; and
receiving the scores of all of the participants upon detection of completion of the game of the last participant to finish the game.

US Pat. No. 10,556,179

VIDEO GAME AUDIO CONTROLLER

Performance Designed Prod...

1. A video game audio control system, comprising:a video game audio controller, comprising
a first port configured to connect to an audio headset and receive a headset audio signal therefrom;
a second port configured to operatively connect to a second video game audio controller and configured to receive a first chat audio signal and a first command signal from the second video game audio controller when connected thereto;
a third port configured to operatively connect to a third video game audio controller and configured to receive a second chat audio signal and a second command signal from the third video game audio controller when connected thereto;
a fourth port configured to operatively connect to a video game console and configured to receive a game audio signal from the video game console when connected thereto; and
control circuitry configured to detect the first command signal indicative of an operative connection with the second video game audio controller, and configured to detect the second command signal indicative of an operative connection with the third video game audio controller, the control circuitry configured to actuate one or more electronic switches based on said detection of the command signals, the control circuitry further configured to sum the headset audio signal and the first chat audio signal to provide a combined voice signal,
wherein the control circuitry is configured to communicate the combined voice signal to the third controller via the third port without said combined voice signal passing through the one or more electronic switches if the second command signal is detected by the control circuitry, and wherein the control circuitry is configured to not communicate the combined voice signal via the third port if the second command signal is not detected.

US Pat. No. 10,556,173

PROVIDING REWARDS TO PLAYERS BASED ON ACTIVITY OF ASSOCIATED PLAYERS

Zynga Inc., San Francisc...

1. A method comprising:in an automated operation performed using one or more computer processors configured therefor, determining a friend activity metric for a player of a computer-implemented online game based on in-game activity of other players that are friends of the particular player within a social network, the determining of the friend activity metric being based at least in part on quantifying the number of friends of the player who, within a predefined preceding time window, actively played the game; and
providing a reward to the player based on the friend activity metric.

US Pat. No. 10,556,171

TABLE GAME SYSTEM

ANGEL PLAYING CARDS CO., ...

1. A table game system comprising:a barcode reader or an input interface, wherein the table game system is configured to obtain, by a detection via the barcode reader or by a data input via the input interface, a shuffled card ID that is indicated on a set of shuffled playing cards as an ID code for uniquely identifying the set of shuffled playing cards, wherein the set of shuffled playing cards is composed of a plurality of decks of playing cards arranged in a unique order;
a database; and
a card shoe apparatus that comprises:
a card housing unit for storing the shuffled playing cards;
an opening through which the playing cards are able to be manually drawn one by one from the card housing unit and onto a game table in a casino;
a card reading unit for reading information of each of the playing cards drawn from the card housing unit onto the game table; and
a control unit that includes a display unit;
wherein:
the control unit is configured to:
judge a winner/loser of a card game based on the information read by the card reading unit;
show a result of the judgment via the display unit;
identify the set of shuffled playing cards associated with the shuffled card ID obtained via the barcode reader of the input interface as a current card set being used in the card game, which is currently being played; and
input into the database the shuffled card ID obtained via the barcode reader of the input interface; and
the database contains:
information associating the shuffled card ID with the game table on which the set of shuffled playing cards is used, and with one or more specified events; and
at least one of:
(a) an identification of which of the playing cards is drawn from the card shoe apparatus when any of the one or more specified events happens;
(b) an association of the card game with an occurrence of the any of the one or more specified events; and
(c) a time of the occurrence of the any of the one of more specified events; and
the one or more specified events includes at least one of (1) to (4):
(1) an error of reading at least one of the playing cards of the identified set of shuffled playing cards;
(2) an attempt to draw at least one of the playing cards while no card should be drawn according to rules of the card game;
(3) an attempt to move or insert a card in a direction opposite to a drawing direction; and
(4) an occurrence of a preset irregular operation detected by the control unit.

US Pat. No. 10,556,161

ADJUSTABLE WEIGHT CLUB HEAD

Karsten Manufacturing Cor...

1. A golf club head comprising:a club head body having a toe end, a heel end located opposite the toe end, a crown, a sole located opposite the crown, a strike face, and a perimeter positioned at a junction between the crown and the sole extending from near the heel end to near the toe end; and
an adjustable weighting system positioned on the sole, the perimeter, or a combination thereof, the adjustable weighting system including:
a plurality of discrete attachment locations; and
a cable,
a tensioner operable to increase or decrease tension in the cable, and
one or more weights coupled to the cable and securable to or within one of the plurality of discrete attachment locations, wherein each weight is configured to be moveable between the plurality of discrete attachment locations to change a center of gravity of the club head, and each of the one or more weights comprise a weight center of gravity;
wherein:
the one or more weights are positioned such that the weight center of gravity of each weight is positioned within 0.50 inch of the perimeter of the club head, when the weight is coupled to at least one of the discrete attachment locations;
the one or more weights are positioned such that the weight center of gravity of each weight protrudes from an external contour of the sole, or is inset from the external contour of the sole by a distance less than 0.125 inch; and
a combined moment of inertia of the club head about the club head center of gravity, defined as the sum of a crown-to-sole moment of inertia and a heel-to-toe moment of inertia, is greater than 8,000 g·cm2.

US Pat. No. 10,556,156

HIGH STRENGTH RACQUET STRING

1. A high strength racquet string for retention on a sports racquet comprising:a monofilament core; and
a plurality of strands are braided around said monofilament core, said plurality of strands are an even number, the same number of said plurality of strands are braided in a clockwise direction as in a counterclockwise direction, said plurality of strands are structured to move relative to, or independent of said monofilament core in both radial and axial directions along a length of said monofilament core, said plurality of strands are secured to said monofilament core at opposing ends thereof, wherein said high strength racquet string reduces vibration to a user after an object is struck with the sports racket.

US Pat. No. 10,556,152

DIMPLE PATTERNS FOR GOLF BALLS

Acushnet Company, Fairha...

1. A golf ball having an outer surface comprising a plurality of dimples disposed thereon, wherein the dimples are arranged in multiple copies of a first domain and a second domain, the first domain and the second domain being tessellated to cover the outer surface of the golf ball in a uniform pattern having no great circles and consisting of four first domains and four second domains, and wherein:the dimple pattern within the first domain is different from the dimple pattern within the second domain;
the plurality of dimples comprises dimples having six or more different diameters including a minimum dimple diameter, a maximum dimple diameter, a first additional dimple diameter, a second additional dimple diameter, a third additional dimple diameter, and a fourth additional dimple diameter;
neither the first domain nor the second domain includes more than six dimples having the maximum dimple diameter;
at least one dimple having the minimum dimple diameter is nearest neighbors with at least one dimple having the maximum dimple diameter;
at least one dimple having the first additional dimple diameter is nearest neighbors with at least one dimple having the maximum dimple diameter;
at least one dimple having the second additional dimple diameter is nearest neighbors with at least one dimple having the maximum dimple diameter;
at least one dimple having the third additional dimple diameter is nearest neighbors with at least one dimple having the maximum dimple diameter; and
at least one dimple having the fourth additional dimple diameter is nearest neighbors with at least one dimple having the maximum dimple diameter.

US Pat. No. 10,556,150

GROUP PERFORMANCE MONITORING SYSTEM AND METHOD

adidas AG, Herzogenaurac...

1. A system for monitoring a plurality of individuals engaged in an athletic activity, the system comprising:an individual monitor coupled to an individual engaged in the athletic activity, the individual monitor configured to transmit individual data indicative of a characteristic of the individual;
an object monitor coupled to a sports object used in the athletic activity, the object monitor configured to transmit object data indicative of a characteristic of the object; and
a garment having an illuminable area,
wherein the system is configured to compare the individual data with the object data and make a determination based on the comparison, and
wherein the garment is configured to illuminate based on the determination.

US Pat. No. 10,556,146

PILATES EXERCISE SYSTEM AND METHOD OF USE

1. A pilates exercise system, comprising:an elongated frame extending from a first end to a second end, the first end and the second end both having cord attachments, the elongated frame having a first track and a second track that extends from the first end to the second end;
a platform assembly slidingly engaged with the elongated frame, the platform assembly is configured to slide on the first track and the second track, the platform assembly, having:
a lower section configured to engage with the first track and the second track, the lower section is configured to move solely in a direction parallel to the first track and the second track of the elongated frame, the lower section having a first channel and a second channel;
a middle section slidingly engaged with the lower section, the middle section is configured to slide solely in a direction parallel to the first track and the second track, the middle section having a first member that engages with and slides within the first channel of the lower section and a second member that engages with and slides within the second channel of the lower section; and
an upper section, having:
a first cushion platform pivotally attached to the first member; and
a second cushion platform pivotally attached to the second member, the second cushion platform is configured to move independent of the first cushion platform; and
a plurality of cords secured to both the first end of the frame via the cord attachments;
wherein the plurality of cords are configured to resist movement of the platform assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,556,142

CORE MUSCLE EXERCISE SYSTEM

1. An exercise system enabling a user to perform therewith a modified plank exercise, the exercise system comprising:a top element having an interface for the user to hold or rest thereon, wherein the top element comprises a platform with means for attaching one or plural accessories to the platform;
a bottom element having an interface with a ground surface, the top and bottom elements interconnected and separated from each other with a middle element having a variable height, the exercise system configured therewith for the user to adjust the exercise system between at least a first position in which about 0% of the user's body weight is orthogonal to the user's back in usage of the exercise system and a second position in which about 100% of the user's body weight is orthogonal to the user's back in usage of the exercise system, the top element being pivotally coupled to the middle element with a swivel that allows the top element to pivot relative to the middle element in left and right directions, and in fore and aft directions; and
a lock that prevents the top element from pivoting relative to the middle element in at least one of the left and right directions, and the fore and aft directions,
wherein at least one of the top and bottom elements is interchangeably coupled to the middle element, and wherein the top and bottom elements each include one or plural elements of instability that are unstable at equilibrium and configured to be overcome by involving core muscles of the user, and wherein the top and bottom elements are both unstable at equilibrium.

US Pat. No. 10,556,138

SEALED SELF-RETRACTING LIFELINE

HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL I...

1. A self-retracting lifeline assembly comprising:a housing;
a shaft fixed to the housing against rotation relative to the housing about a central axis of the shaft;
a drum mounted for rotation on the shaft and including a compartment within the drum;
a spring configured to apply a winding force to the drum;
a lifeline wound on the drum for selective deployment and retraction from and to the housing;
a brake module carried on the shaft and mounted within the compartment of the drum, the brake module comprising a disk mount removably receivable on the shaft and fixed against rotation to the shaft, at least two frictional elements mounted on the disk mount, at least one of the at least two frictional elements mounted on the disk mount for rotation relative to the other, and a securing element secured to the disk mount for maintaining the at least two frictional elements held in forced frictional engagement against each other and retained against axial movement within the brake module;
a pawl mechanism mounted on the drum for rotation therewith, the pawl mechanism mounted within the compartment and configured to selectively engage the brake module in response to a pre-determined rotational speed of the drum relative to the shaft; and
wherein the brake module is configured to be assembled to and removed from the self-retracting lifeline assembly without moving either the lifeline or the spring relative to an axial direction of the shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,556,132

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR MODULATING CELLULAR ACTIVITY USING ULTRASOUND

Arizona Board of Regents ...

1. A method for modulating neuronal cellular activity of a neuronal cellular site in a subject, comprising:(i) acoustically coupling at least one component for generating ultrasound waves to an external surface of the subject, and
(ii) driving the at least one component for generating ultrasound waves to form at least one stimulus waveform at the neuronal cellular site, the stimulus waveform comprising a plurality of pulses, each pulse of the plurality comprising a plurality of acoustic cycles having a plurality of frequencies in a range from about 0.02 to about 100 MHz at the site of the cells to be modulated, wherein pulses of the plurality are repeated to produce spatial-peak temporal-average intensities of no more than 100 W/cm2 to modulate neuronal cellular activity at the neuronal cellular site.

US Pat. No. 10,556,128

APPARATUS FOR AN X-RAY DEVICE

Siemens Healthcare GmbH, ...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a filter unit for homogenizing x-ray beams output by an x-ray source;
an alignable screen-filter-mirror unit for localizing an x-ray window and having a base plate with at least one cutout formed therein, said filter unit disposed in said at least one cutout; and
said filter unit having a filter layer with a light-reflecting layer and/or light-reflecting surface, said light-reflecting layer and/or light-reflecting surface of said filter unit is formed on a side of said base plate facing a light source.

US Pat. No. 10,556,127

NEUTRON THERAPY APPARATUS

NEUBORON MEDTECH LTD., N...

1. A neutron therapy apparatus, comprising:a beam shaping assembly including a moderator and a reflector surrounding the moderator, wherein the moderator moderates neutrons to a predetermined energy spectrum and the reflector guides deflected neutrons back to enhance the neutron intensity in the predetermined energy spectrum;
a neutron generator embedded inside the beam shaping assembly, wherein the neutron generator generates neutrons after irradiated by an ion beam;
at least a tube for transmitting the ion beam to the neutron generator, wherein the tube defines at least an axis, the tube comprises a first tube portion defining a first axis and a second tube portion defining a second axis and connected with the first tube portion, the beam shaping assembly rotates around the first axis of the first tube portion or the second axis of the second tube portion;
deflection magnets for changing the transmission direction of the ion beam;
a collimator for concentrating neutrons;
a supporting frame for holding the beam shaping assembly, wherein the supporting frame comprises a first supporting part and a first track set in the first supporting part, and the beam shaping assembly is retained on the first track of the supporting frame; and
an irradiation room for receiving a irradiated object, wherein the first track is recessed in the supporting frame so as to form a containing room connected with the irradiation room, and the collimator extends into the irradiation room through the containing room,
wherein the beam shaping assembly rotates around the axis of the tube and/or moves along the supporting frame.

US Pat. No. 10,556,112

SPINAL CORD MODULATION FOR INHIBITING PAIN VIA SHORT PULSE WIDTH WAVEFORMS, AND ASSOCIATED SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Nevro Corp., Redwood Cit...

1. A spinal cord stimulation system for reducing or eliminating pain in a patient, the system comprising:an implantable signal generator that, in operation, generates a non-paresthesia-producing therapy signal, wherein at least a portion of the therapy signal is at a frequency of from 500 Hz to 1,200 Hz, with a pulse width in a pulse width range from 10 microseconds to 50 microseconds, and a current amplitude in a current amplitude range from 0.5 mA to 7 mA; and
a signal delivery device electrically coupled to the implantable signal generator to deliver the therapy signal to the dorsal column of the patient's spinal cord.

US Pat. No. 10,556,107

SYSTEMS, METHODS AND KITS FOR PERIPHERAL NERVE STIMULATION

EBT Medical, Inc., Toron...

1. A method of assessing stimulation and treating an overactive bladder of a patient comprising:establishing at least one stimulator adapted to treat an overactive bladder of the patient;
establishing a neurostimulator configurable to provide a treatment stimulation signal to said at least one stimulator according to a stimulation protocol that is adapted to stimulate a saphenous nerve of the patient for the treatment of the patient's overactive bladder;
positioning the at least one stimulator on the inner side of the patient's leg and adjacent the saphenous nerve in the area near an upper calf region of the patient's leg;
actuating said neurostimulator to provide a test stimulation signal and assessment; and
determining by response from the patient if at least one sensation is experienced which radiates away from the location of the at least one stimulator; whereby (1) when application of the test stimulation signal fails to produce a radiating sensation indicating that the saphenous nerve has been stimulated, then performing the step of either increasing the test stimulation signal or adjusting the position of the at least one stimulator, and (2) when the test stimulation signal produces the radiating sensation, then providing stimulation treatment using a stimulation signal strength which is set to a value strength that produces the radiating sensation and is below a value strength that is painful to the patient.

US Pat. No. 10,556,104

IMPLANTABLE MEDICAL ELONGATED MEMBER WITH ADHESIVE ELEMENTS

Medtronic, Inc., Minneap...

1. A method comprising:inserting a medical elongated member into a patient, wherein the medical elongated member comprises one or more electrodes and an adhesive element disposed on a longitudinal outer surface of the medical elongated member, the adhesive element being disposed on and pre-bonded to the longitudinal outer surface of the elongated member, wherein the adhesive element is disposed on the outer surface of the elongated member at a location distal to all of the one or more electrodes of the medical elongated member;
positioning the medical elongated member adjacent to or at a target therapy delivery site; and
subsequent to inserting the medical elongated member into the patient, exposing the adhesive element to moisture to activate the adhesive element and secure the elongated member adjacent to the target therapy delivery site.

US Pat. No. 10,556,103

UNWRAPPED 2D VIEW OF A STIMULATION LEAD WITH COMPLEX ELECTRODE ARRAY GEOMETRY

Medtronic, Inc., Minneap...

1. An external programmer for a medical device, the programmer comprising:a display;
processing circuitry configured to:
present, via the display, a representation of a plurality of non-contiguous electrodes of an implantable lead, the plurality of non-contiguous electrodes located at different angular positions about a circumference of the implantable lead; and
present, via the display, a triangular orientation marker with respect to the representation of the plurality of non-contiguous electrodes, the triangular orientation marker indicative of a circumferential orientation of the plurality of non-contiguous electrodes of the implantable lead; and
a user interface configured to receive user selection of a value of one or more stimulation parameters that at least partially define electrical stimulation deliverable via one or more electrodes of the plurality of non-contiguous electrodes.