US Pat. No. 10,655,343

FIELD-ASSEMBLED FLOORING SYSTEMS WITH ISOLATION BOARDS

1. A method for installing a flooring system, the method comprising:securing a back face of wall isolation boards to studs of a wall frame so that a bottom edge of the wall isolation board is adjacent to a subfloor and a top edge of the wall isolation board is less than or equal to about 12 inches above the subfloor, the wall isolation boards being installed adjacent to one another to cover a portion of the wall frame, the wall isolation boards comprising cellulose fiberboards;
installing a sound control membrane over a portion of the subfloor;
installing an isolation strip to a front face of the wall isolation boards with a bottom edge of the isolation strip adjacent to the sound control membrane; and
pouring cementitious product over the sound control membrane so that the poured cementitious product reaches a targeted height that does not exceed a top edge of the isolation strip.

US Pat. No. 10,655,342

WATER RESISTANT FLOORING UNDERLAYMENT

Maxxon Corporation, Hame...

1. A method of installing a flooring structure, the method comprising the steps of:providing an acoustic insulating layer over a sub-floor layer; and
providing an underlayment layer over the acoustic insulating layer, the underlayment layer comprising gypsum concrete including a mixture of alpha calcium sulfate hemihydrate and beta calcium sulfate hemihydrate and having a water-resistant, silane-based additive, wherein the underlayment layer comprises the gypsum concrete including the mixture of alpha calcium sulfate hemihydrate and beta calcium sulfate hemihydrate as between 90% and 95% by weight of the underlayment layer prior to providing the underlayment layer over the acoustic insulating layer, and wherein the water-resistant, silane-based additive comprises between 0.4% and 9% by weight of the underlayment layer prior to providing the underlayment layer over the acoustic insulating layer,
wherein the provided underlayment layer is adapted to directly receive a finished floor layer without a primer or sealer coat applied to the underlayment layer.

US Pat. No. 10,655,341

FLOORING MAT WITH ENTANGLED FILAMENT STRUCTURE

MP GLOBAL PRODUCTS, Norf...

1. A flooring mat, comprising:a first layer;
a second layer comprising a textile pad; and
a third layer comprising an entangled filament structure,
wherein the entangled filament structure is formed by extrusion into a three-dimensional structure having a patterned configuration,
wherein the entangled filament structure comprises thermally bonded material,
wherein the patterned configuration includes individual pyramids, cones, cylinders, cubes or domes,
wherein the individual pyramids, cones, cylinders, cubes or domes are separated by intersecting lanes, the lanes being areas where polymers of the entangled filament structure adhere to the second layer, the pattern of the individual pyramids, cones, cylinders, cubes or domes of filaments extending continuously across an entirety of the third layer, each of the individual pyramids, cones, cylinders, cubes or domes of filaments separated from adjacent ones of the individual pyramids, cones, cylinders, cubes or domes of filaments along both a first axis and a second axis perpendicular to the first axis.

US Pat. No. 10,655,340

PATIO BLOCKS AND BLOCK SYSTEMS WITH SIDE SURFACE POSITIONING AND RETAINING STRUCTURES

KEYSTONE RETAINING WALL S...

1. A patio block comprising:a block body having opposed top and bottom surfaces, and at least a first side surface, a second side surface, a third side surface and a fourth side surface, each of the at least first, second, third and fourth side surfaces extending from the top surface to the bottom surface;
at least one first size spacer projection positioned along irregularly contoured portions of each one of the at least first, second, third and fourth side surfaces, the at least one first size spacer projection extending outwardly from the at least first, second, third and fourth side surfaces, the at least one first sized spacer projection having a contour;
at least two second size spacer projections positioned along irregularly contoured portions of each one of the at least first, second, third and fourth side surfaces, the at least two second size spacer projections extending outwardly from the at least first, second, third and fourth side surfaces, the first size spacer projection being larger in size than the second size spacer projections;
wherein one of the at least two second sized spacer projections is positioned along at least one of the side surfaces a distance from the other of the at least two second sized spacer projections forming a length between the two second sized spacer projections, the length being sized to accept at least a portion of the contour of the first size spacer projection between the two second size spacer projections.

US Pat. No. 10,655,339

MECHANICAL LOCKING SYSTEM FOR PANELS AND METHOD OF INSTALLING SAME

VALINGE INNOVATION AB, V...

1. A flooring system, comprising a plurality of rectangular floor panels with long and short edges which are mechanically connectable to each other along one pair of adjacent joint edges, each floor panel being provided with a first groove formed in one piece with the panel at a first joint edge and a flexible tongue connected to a second groove at a second opposite joint edge for mechanically locking together said adjacent joint edges at right angles to the principal plane of the panels, thereby forming a vertical mechanical connection between the panels,said panels being provided with a locking element, formed in one piece with the panel, at said second opposite joint edge and a locking groove at said first joint edge for mechanically locking together said adjacent joint edges parallel to the principle plane of the panels and at right angles to the adjacent joint edges,
the locking groove being open towards a rear side of the panel, and the locking element protrudes vertically from a locking strip,
wherein the flexible tongue is formed of a separate material and is flexible and resilient such that two panels can be mechanically joined by displacement of said two panels vertically towards each other, while at least a part of the flexible tongue at said second opposite joint edge is resiliently displaced horizontally, until said adjacent edges of the two panels are brought into engagement with each other horizontally and the flexible tongue at said second opposite joint edge is then displaced towards its initial position and against a wall of the first groove at the first joint edge, wherein all of the flexible tongue that extends beyond a vertical plane of the joint edges is an outer part of the flexible tongue, and wherein said outer part protrudes downwardly, and wherein the flexible tongue has a groove portion located in the second groove and a projecting portion located outside the second groove, said portions are displaced towards each other when the panels are displaced vertically.

US Pat. No. 10,655,338

FLOOR BOARD AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SUCH FLOOR BOARDS

UNILIN NORTH AMERICA, LLC...

1. A floor board comprising a decorative surface layer applied to a substrate, wherein said substrate comprises MDF or HDF material at a side edge thereof, wherein said side edge is treated with an impregnation agent,wherein said MDF or HDF material comprises wax at a rate of 0.1% to 3% by weight,
wherein said impregnation agent is impregnated into said MDF or HDF material over an impregnation depth of at least 1 millimeter, and
wherein said impregnation agent comprises at least a substance chosen from the list consisting of an epoxy resin, a fluorocopolymer and acetic anhydride.

US Pat. No. 10,655,337

COMPOSITE INSULATING PANEL

PROGRESSIVE FOAM TECHNOLO...

1. A composite insulating panel, comprising:a backing member including a front face, a rear face, a top face, and a bottom face comprising a front section and a rear section, wherein a groove is defined in the bottom face between the front and rear sections; and
a siding member including an upper strip and a lower end including a bottom lip;
wherein at least a substantial portion of the front face of the backing member is bonded to a rear face of the siding member;
wherein the bottom lip extends rearward from the lower end of the siding member and is located adjacent to the front section of the bottom face of the backing member;
wherein a projection extends upward from the top face of the backing member, the projection having a front face, a rear face, and a top face which is angled downwards from the front face of the projection to the rear face of the projection, with the front face of the projection being aligned with the front face of the backing member; and
wherein the rear face of the projection is offset from the rear face of the backing member;
wherein a tongue is defined in combination by the projection of the backing member and the upper strip of the siding member, the tongue being adapted to engage in a groove of a backing member of an associated adjacent composite insulating panel; and
wherein the top face of the backing member is not covered by the siding member.

US Pat. No. 10,655,336

WEEP SCREED

ALABAMA METALS INDUSTRIES...

1. A weep screed, comprising:an elongate substantially planar back flange having an outward side and an opposite inward side, and further having a top edge and a lower edge;
an elongate upper flange extending outwardly from said outward side of said back flange spaced from said top edge and having an outer edge;
an elongate front flange extending upwardly from said upper flange spaced from said back flange, said front flange having an upper edge and a lip extending a short distance inwardly from the upper edge, and said upper flange forming at least one channel between said front flange and said back flange;
a plurality of rectangular apertures in said upper flange through which water can drain, said plurality of rectangular apertures being spaced from one another and disposed adjacent said back flange; and
an elongate bottom flange section extending outwardly from said back flange below said upper flange, said bottom flange section having an upper member extending outwardly and downwardly from said back flange and further includes an outer edge spaced from said back flange.

US Pat. No. 10,655,335

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF ASSEMBLING AND INSTALLING COMMERCIAL ROOFING

Innovatech, LLC, Kanarra...

1. A method of assembling roofing, the method comprising:placing a plurality of open web joists between a first joist railing of a first assembly side and a second joist railing of the first assembly side;
placing another plurality of open web joists between a first joist railing of a second assembly side and a second joist railing of the second assembly side;
mounting and welding one or more purlins of the plurality of open web joists on the first assembly side and second assembly side, respectively;
placing corrugated steel sheathing on a first cantilevered gantry of a first assembly side;
moving the first cantilevered gantry along the length of a center frame;
removing the corrugated steel sheathing from the first cantilevered gantry as it travels on the center frame;
securing the corrugated steel sheathing to the plurality of open web joists on the first assembly side, which forms an assembled roofing section;
hoisting the assembled roofing section to a top of a structure for securing thereto.

US Pat. No. 10,655,334

ADJUSTABLE WIDTH GUTTER GUARD SYSTEMS

LEAFFILTER NORTH, LLC, H...

1. An adjustable gutter guard system comprising:a first water management component comprising:
a first main body section comprising:
a longitudinal body;
a plurality of passageways through the longitudinal body; and
a plurality of walls extending from a top surface of the longitudinal body; and
a front receiver section;
a second water management component slideably arranged relative to the first water management component to adjust the width of the adjustable gutter guard system, the second water management component comprising:
a second main body section comprising:
a longitudinal body;
a plurality of passageways through the longitudinal body; and
at least one wall extending from a top surface of the longitudinal body; and
a rear receiver section; and
a screen positioned in contact with the first main body section and the second main body sections;
wherein the width of the adjustable gutter guard system is adjustable to any width between a first width where the longitudinal body of the first water management component is positioned proximate to the longitudinal body of the second water management component and a second width;
when the adjustable gutter guard system is arranged at any width other than the first width, the longitudinal body of the first water management component is spaced apart from the longitudinal body of the second water management component.

US Pat. No. 10,655,333

CLIP AND METHODS FOR USE WITH MODULAR PLATFORMS FOR GUTTER GUARD SYSTEMS WITH INTERCHANGEABLE COMPONENTS

LEAFFILTER NORTH, LLC, H...

1. A clip for use with a gutter guard system to reversibly secure the gutter guard system to a gutter, the clip comprising:a first wall comprising:
a first end, and
a second end;
a second wall arranged generally parallel and spaced apart from the first wall, with a length that is longer than a length of the first wall, the second wall comprising:
a first end, and
a second end;
a third wall comprising:
a first portion with a first end and a second end, where the first portion of the third wall is positioned at an approximately eighty-seven degree angle relative to the second wall;
a second portion, which is generally arcuate shaped, and
a transactional portion connecting the second end of the first portion of the third wall and the second portion of the third wall;
a fourth wall spaced apart from the third wall, with a length that is shorter than a length of the third wall, the forth wall comprising:
a first portion with a first end and a second end, where the first portion of the fourth wall is positioned at an approximately sixty-six degree angle relative to the second wall;
a second portion, and
a nub positioned between the second end of the first portion of the fourth wall and the second portion of the fourth wall, where the nub extends into the second slot;
a fifth wall connecting the first end of the first wall and the first end of the second wall;
a sixth wall connection the first end of the first portion of the third wall and the first end of the first portion of the fourth wall;
a seventh wall extended generally at an approximately forty-five degree angle from the second end of the first wall;
an eighth wall extending generally perpendicularly from the second end of the second wall;
a first slot defined by the first wall, the second wall, and the fifth wall; and
a second slot defined by the third wall, the fourth wall, and the sixth wall.

US Pat. No. 10,655,332

FRONT RECEIVER AND METHODS FOR USE WITH MODULAR PLATFORM FOR GUTTER GUARD SYSTEMS WITH INTERCHANGEABLE COMPONENTS

LEAFFILTER NORTH, LLC, H...

1. A front receiver for use with a gutter guard system that includes a main body, the front receiver comprising:a main section that includes a front edge, a rear edge, a top surface, and a bottom surface;
an extension section extending at an angle from the front edge of the main section;
a first leg extending generally perpendicularly away from the bottom surface of the main section;
a second leg extending generally perpendicularly away from the first leg toward the rear edge of the main section; and
a drip edge extending perpendicularly from the second leg in a first direction and a second direction.

US Pat. No. 10,655,331

WATER RESISTANT ROOFING UNDERLAYMENT

Tomahawk 30 Importers Ltd...

1. An article comprising: a water resistant underlayment portion, wherein the water resistant underlayment portion consists essentially of:a first non-woven fabric layer,
a first bituminous material layer comprising at least one of asphalt or tar,
a film layer comprising at least one of a glue layer or a plastic layer, the film layer to be disposed between the first bituminous material layer and the first non-woven fabric layer, and the film layer to:
form a bond between the first non-woven fabric layer and the first bituminous material layer, and
reduce bleeding of the at least one of asphalt or tar from the first bituminous material layer to the first non-woven fabric layer,
a second non-woven fabric layer,
a woven fabric layer, and
a second bituminous material layer;
wherein the second bituminous layer has a surface to adhere to an exposed surface of a structural building.

US Pat. No. 10,655,330

MODULAR STORMWATER MANAGEMENT DEVICE AND SYSTEM

1. A modular stormwater management device comprising:a water retention mat structured to absorb stormwater;
a rigid frame structured to support the water retention mat; and
a perforated surface in contact with a bottom surface of the water retention mat and structured to promote drainage of the stormwater from the water retention mat through the perforated surface,
wherein:
the modular stormwater management device is structured to prevent water from pooling therein,
the perforated surface is held within the rigid frame and is further structured to support the water retention mat in a position such that air circulates below the water retention mat, and
a surface area of openings in the perforated surface is greater than a surface area of the perforated surface.

US Pat. No. 10,655,329

COMPOSITE SHINGLE INCLUDING POLYKETONE

Raven Industries, Inc., ...

1. A composite shingle comprising:a particle layer; and
a polyketone layer, comprising a polyketone in a range of from about 20 wt % to about 100 wt % of the polyketone layer proximate to the particle layer.

US Pat. No. 10,655,328

STRUCTURAL REINFORCEMENT, REINFORCED STRUCTURAL MEMBER AND RELATED METHOD

THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCK...

1. A reinforced structural member, comprising:a structural member;
a structural reinforcement secured to said structural member, said structural reinforcement including:
(a) a first panel having
(i) a first plurality of individual reinforcing rods, said first plurality of individual reinforcing rods comprising a first reinforced polymer with a first reinforcing material, wherein the first reinforcing material comprises at least one of carbon fibers, glass fibers, aramid fibers, basalt fibers, steel fibers, carbon nanotubes, or a mixture thereof, wherein each of said first plurality of reinforcing rods includes a first end segment, a second end segment and a first intermediate segment between said first and second end segments; and
(ii) a first support engaging said first plurality of individual reinforcing rods only along the first intermediate segment;
(b) a second panel having
(i) a second plurality of individual reinforcing rods, said second plurality of individual reinforcing rods comprising a second reinforced polymer with a second reinforcing material, wherein the second reinforcing material comprises at least one of carbon fibers, glass fibers, aramid fibers, basalt fibers, steel fibers, carbon nanotubes, or a mixture thereof, wherein each of said second plurality of reinforcing rods includes a third end segment, a fourth end segment and a second intermediate segment between said third and fourth end segments; and
(ii) a second support engaging said second plurality of individual reinforcing rods only along the second intermediate segment; and
(c) a finger joint between said first and second panels of said structural reinforcement, said finger joint including said first end segments of said first plurality of individual reinforcing rods interdigitated with said third end segments of said second plurality of individual reinforcing rods along a longitudinal axis of the reinforcing rods;
wherein said first panel, said second panel, and the finger joint are coplanar; and
wherein each of the first panel and the second panel are connected to the structural member, and wherein the first panel does not contact the second panel.

US Pat. No. 10,655,327

WALL CONSTRUCTION SYSTEM WITH DRYWALL COMPOSITE COLUMNS AND METHOD FOR WALL CONSTRUCTION

1. A system for constructing load-bearing walls,comprising:
a plurality of story-high drywall composite columns which support ceilings and walls of a house, the drywall composite columns being arranged in a modular grid; and
building boards planking at least one side of the drywall composite columns,
wherein each of the drywall composite columns includes
a first portion including a concrete composite column (2) with a sheet metal reinforcement (5) and
a second portion which is spatially offset from the first portion and includes at least one thin-walled sheet steel section (3) having a flat drywall locating surface (4),
wherein the sheet steel section (3) is connected to and extends parallel to the concrete composite column (2), and
wherein the flat drywall locating surface (4) is arranged at a distance from the concrete composite column, and
wherein the flat drywall locating surfaces of the drywall composite columns are arranged in a common plane which does not intersect the concrete composite columns, and
wherein the building boards (9) are secured to the flat drywall locating surfaces of two or more adjacent ones of the drywall composite columns.

US Pat. No. 10,655,326

WOOD BLOCKING BLANK FOR CREATING WOOD BLOCKING FOR METAL STUDS AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURE AND USE THEREOF

1. A wood blocking system including wood blocking placed between metal studs, the wood blocking system comprising:a panel of a blocking material having a length of 48 inches and a standard width;
the standard width of the panel of the blocking material is sized to a nominal stud width configured to fit between the metal studs;
the metal studs including a first metal stud and an adjacent metal stud;
each of the first metal stud and the adjacent metal stud are c-channel metal studs including:
a hard side including a flat web; and
a soft side with an inner flange having an inner return lip and an outer flange having an outer return lip;
where the c-channel is created from the flat web of the hard side and the soft side with the inner flange having the inner return lip and the outer flange having the outer return lip;
a groove cut down the entire length of the panel approximate a first side of the panel, said groove is configured to receive the outer return lip of the soft side of the metal stud, whereby the groove is configured to orient the first side of the panel in the soft side of the first metal stud and a second side of the panel against the hard side of the adjacent metal stud;
wherein the groove is a through dado running the entire length of the panel across grain from a top edge to a bottom edge, wherein the through dado is approximately 0.3 inches deep by 0.75 inches wide along the entire length of the panel configured to receive multiple size widths of stud flanges, wherein the through dado is configured to receive the outer return lip of the outer flange of the first metal stud;
wherein the length of the panel being configured to be cut to a desired height of blocking or left at the length, wherein the length of the panel being configured to be cut in ninths, eighths, sevenths, sixths, fifths, fourths, thirds, halves, combinations thereof, or left at the length, wherein the cut lengths are:
approximately 5 and ? inches when cut in ninths;
approximately 5 and ? inches when cut in eighths;
approximately 6 and ¾ inches when cut in sevenths;
approximately 7 and ? inches when cut in sixths;
approximately 9 and ½ inches when cut in fifths;
approximately 11 and ¾ inches when cut in fourths;
approximately 15 and ¾ inches when cut in thirds;
approximately 23 and ? inches when cut in halves; and
approximately 48 inches when left at the original length; and
a continuous stamp along the entire length of the panel, said continuous stamp including repeated information of the blocking material that is configured to be visible on each piece of blocking created from the panel, wherein the repeated information of the continuous stamp along the entire length of the blocking material including a manufacturer, a rating of blocking material, and a location, wherein each piece of blocking created from the panel includes at least the manufacturer, the rating of blocking material, and the location, wherein the continuous stamp being positioned approximate the groove of the panel in a horizontal orientation, whereby the continuous stamp is configured to be visible when installed between the metal studs for inspection.

US Pat. No. 10,655,325

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A BALLAST MASS

SOLETANCHE FREYSSINET, R...

1. A method of producing a ballast weight for damping vibrations of a structure, the structure having a low point and a high point, the ballast weight comprised of ballast components including at least part of a ballast cable, the ballast cable having successive portions, the method comprising:connecting the ballast cable to a conveying device,
by means of the conveying device, moving successive portions of the ballast cable from the low point to the high point, and
forming the ballast weight from at least part of the successive portions of the ballast cable which have been conveyed to the high point.

US Pat. No. 10,655,324

FOLDED FOAM SHEATHING WITH STARTER STRIP

Owens Corning Intellectua...

1. A method of installing insulation, the method comprising:providing a foam insulation board comprising:
a first insulation panel having a starter portion; and
a second insulation panel,
wherein the first insulation panel and the second insulation panel are connected to one another by a first hinged portion;
wherein the foam insulation board has an unfolded and a folded configuration;
wherein the first hinged portion allows the first insulation panel and the second insulation panel to fold flat against each other when the foam insulation board is in the folded configuration; and
wherein a width of the first insulation panel is greater than a width of the second insulation panel, such that the starter portion of the first insulation panel extends beyond the second insulation panel;
securing the starter portion of the foam insulation board to at least a portion of a framed wall when the foam insulation board is in the folded configuration;
unfolding the foam insulation board into the unfolded configuration; and
securing the foam insulation board to the framed wall.

US Pat. No. 10,655,322

FACILITATED DETAILING FOR PRE-APPLIED WATERPROOFING MEMBRANES

GCP Applied Technologies ...

1. A waterproofing membrane for post-cast concrete applications, comprising:a carrier layer comprising two major faces;
a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer having an average thickness of 0.05 to 2.0 mm as defined between two major faces, one of which is attached to one of the carrier layer major faces, the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer further having a penetration greater than 30 decimillimeters (dmm) (150 g., 5 sec., 70° F.) as measured according to ASTM D 5-73;
an inorganic particle layer comprising individual particulate bodies having an average size of 70 ?m to 450 ?m, the inorganic particle layer being formed by partially embedding the particulate bodies into the second major face of the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer (opposite the major face attached to the carrier layer) whereby a portion of the particulate bodies remain un-submerged; and
an anti-submarining coating layer, having an average thickness of 0.003 to 0.011 mm, attached to un-submerged portions of the inorganic particulate bodies to prevent total embedding of individual particulate bodies within the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer when the membrane is rolled up or unrolled, the coating layer being formed by coating the inorganic particle layer with an emulsion comprising nano-silica particles and at least one film-forming polymer and allowing the coating layer to dry upon the un-submerged individual particulate bodies, the coating layer after drying having a Shore D hardness in the range of 50-90, measured at 23 degrees Celcius, in accordance with ASTM D 2240-00.

US Pat. No. 10,655,321

LAP AND PANEL SIDING WITH VENTILATION ELEMENTS

LOUISIANA-PACIFIC CORPORA...

1. An exterior cladding product, comprising:a piece of wood-based exterior cladding comprising a front side, a back side, atop edge, a bottom edge, a right side, and a left side;
a first line of a plurality of first ventilation features extending along the back side adjacent to the top edge;
a second line of a plurality of second ventilation features extending along the back side adjacent to the bottom edge;
at least one third line of a plurality of third ventilation features extending across the back side between the top edge and the bottom edge; and
a plurality of drainage slots or channels cut into the back side from the bottom edge and extending partially across the back side;
wherein the third ventilation features are oriented at an angle to the first ventilation features.

US Pat. No. 10,655,320

CONNECTION SYSTEM WITH CONNECTOR PIECE FOR TIMBER CONSTRUCTION

1. A connection system for timber constructions, composed of a connector, which is a metal plate folded at an angle of substantially 90°+ or—5° to form an angle section, the plate of the connector piece having a series of holes connecting a first wooden construction part with a second wooden construction part, the two construction parts forming a substantially right angle and the connector piece being fastened with a first series of fully threaded screws fitted into holes at an angle ranging from 60° to 85°, formed by the screw and the plate with the holes, these holes being arranged substantially adjacent to a folding line of the connector piece at a distance of not more than 25 mm, the connector piece being fastened with a second series of nails and/or screws in holes, said second series of nail and/or screws having a smaller length relative to the first series of fully threaded screws and fitting into the holes substantially perpendicular to their respective plate and into the two wooden construction parts.

US Pat. No. 10,655,319

DRAIN AUGER ENCASEMENT AND DRAIN AUGER INCLUDING THE SAME

19. An encasement for a drain auger, comprising:a chamber configured to receive the drain auger; and
an opening configured to permit insertion of the drain auger into the chamber,
wherein the chamber has at least one sloped wall configured to receive the drain auger and maintain the drain auger in an upright position,
wherein the at least one sloped wall defines an external cavity; and
wherein the at least one sloped wall further defines an exposed bottom platform under the external cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,655,318

STORMWATER DRAIN BAFFLE

UPONOR INFRA OY, Vantaa ...

1. A stormwater drain baffle to be disposed in a flow-through stormwater sump or chamber for baffling a stormwater flow-path, the baffle comprising:a first baffle portion and a second baffle portion, each of the first baffle portion and the second baffle portion including a plurality of openings;
the first and second baffle portions configured to be connected to each other, wherein the first and second baffle portions are disposed near to and in superposed relation to each other so that the first and second baffle portions overlap each other and are adjustably connected to each other for adjusting the width (Wtot) of the baffle;
wherein the first and second baffle portions of the baffle include a fixing member adapted for fixing the baffle to the inner sidewall of the sump or the chamber; and
wherein the first baffle portion has a first pair of horizontal stiffening members and the second baffle portion has a second pair of horizontal stiffening members, the distance between the first pair of stiffening members of the first baffle portion having a first dimension and the distance between the second pair of stiffening members of the second baffle portion having a second dimension, the first dimension being less than the second dimension.

US Pat. No. 10,655,317

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A VACUUM SEWAGE SYSTEM FOR A BUILDING OR FOR A MARINE VESSEL

EVAC OY, Espoo (FI)

1. A method of controlling a vacuum sewage system within a building or within a marine vessel, which vacuum sewage system includes a vacuum unit, vacuum piping with at least a main pipe line and at least one branch pipe, at least one source of sewage, and a discharge valve between each of the at least one source of sewage and a respective branch pipe, wherein the vacuum unit generates a predetermined vacuum level in the vacuum piping, the method comprising:monitoring a running time of the vacuum unit;
monitoring a vacuum level in the vacuum piping;
determining a first given reference value for the running time of the vacuum unit during a predetermined time period during which the running time of the vacuum unit is monitored; and
monitoring the vacuum level in the vacuum piping at at least two separate predetermined positions the vacuum piping when a duration of the running time of the vacuum unit is less than the first given reference value.

US Pat. No. 10,655,316

CONCRETE GALLEY WATER DETENTION AND RELEASE SYSTEMS

Cur-Tech, LLC, Stamford,...

12. A plastic cap for a water detention and release system comprising:a top portion having two sides and an upwardly extending arch shape between the two sides;
a base portion located at each of the two sides of the top portion, each base portion having a horizontal strut extending laterally away from the top portion and a vertical strut extending downwardly from the top portion;
a plurality of reinforcing members extending downwardly from the arch shaped top portion and transversely to a longitudinal axis of the cap.

US Pat. No. 10,655,315

FLOOD WATER REMOVAL SYSTEM

The CO-CAL Group, LLC, I...

1. A splash shield for use with a pre-existing drainage location of a building, the splash shield comprising:a wall which extends generally laterally outward to an outer periphery, the wall configured to be positioned over and cover an opening of the pre-existing drainage location to inhibit liquid from escaping the pre-existing drainage location;
a port comprising a hub and connector for engaging an end of a discharge hose of a pump system, the port configured to allow a liquid flow to pass through the wall and into the pre-existing drainage location, wherein the port is angled to direct a liquid flow towards a drain of the pre-existing drainage location; and
a flexible strap for coupling the wall to the pre-existing drainage location, the strap configured to be connected to the wall at a first attachment point and at a second attachment point, the strap further being configured to extend from the first attachment point, wrap around and under an exterior of the pre-existing drainage location, and attach to the second attachment point, using the first and second attachment points as pivots, wherein a vertical plane passing through the first and second attachment points passes through the hub.

US Pat. No. 10,655,314

CHLORINE RETENTION RESERVOIR FOR A TOILET

1. A chlorine retention reservoir, comprising:a housing comprising:
a base;
a sidewall forming an interior volume having an open upper end;
wherein the open upper end includes a lip extending perpendicularly from the sidewall disposed along a perimeter of the open upper end;
a first baffle affixed to the base, a second baffle and a third baffle affixed to opposing interior sides of the sidewall, and a fourth baffle affixed at a rear portion of the housing;
wherein the first baffle comprises a curved shape, the second baffle and the third baffle comprise a triangular shape, and the fourth baffle comprises a u-shaped panel having two arms extending outwardly from a planar member;
wherein the first, second, third, and fourth baffles are configured to create turbulence that causes water to contact an mix with a dissolvable chlorine disc stored within the housing, creating a chlorine solution;
an input port and an output port disposed on the sidewall of the housing;
a slot disposed on an exterior surface of the housing, wherein the slot is configured to receive a fastener;
a lid having a channel disposed along a perimeter of a lower surface, wherein the channel is configured to receive the lip of the open upper end, such that the lid removably secures to the lip; and
a fastener that removably secures to the slot of the housing, wherein the fastener is configured to removably secure to an interior surface of a toilet reservoir.

US Pat. No. 10,655,313

GREY WATER TOILET

KOHLER CO., Kohler, WI (...

13. A grey water toilet configured to be in fluid communication with a drain pipe, the toilet comprising:a first compartment configured to hold a volume of fresh water;
a second compartment configured to hold a volume of grey water and fluidly separated from the first compartment to prohibit commingling between the fresh water and the grey water;
a pedestal configured to support the first and second compartments, the pedestal comprising:
a bowl having an inlet that is in fluid communication with the first compartment, such that the bowl is configured to receive fresh water; and
a passage having a first end in fluid communication with an outlet of the bowl, a second end configured to be in fluid communication with the drain pipe, a bottom surface defining an upper peak, and an inlet opening provided between the first end and the second end; and
a valve disposed between the inlet opening of the passage and an outlet of the second compartment;
wherein the passage is configured to receive grey water from the second compartment through the inlet opening during a flush cycle; and
wherein the inlet opening is provided at a location that is level with or below the upper peak.

US Pat. No. 10,655,312

AUTOMATIC TOILET PLUNGER

1. An automatic toilet plunger device comprising:a plunger body, the plunger body having a top end, a bottom end, and an inside, the plunger body being hollow and cylindrical;
a plunger head coupled to the plunger body, the plunger head being coupled to the bottom end of the plunger body;
a plunging actuator coupled to the plunger, the plunging actuator being coupled within the inside of the plunger body, the plunging actuator being in operational connection with the plunger head such that the plunging actuator is configured to cause the plunger head to clear a toilet when the plunger actuator is manipulated;
a plurality of controls coupled to the plunger body, the plurality of controls being in operational communication with the plunging means;
a power source coupled to the plunger body, the power source being in operational communication with, and providing power to, the plunging actuator; and
a pair of adjustable mounting arms coupled to the plunger body, the pair of adjustable mounting arms being configured to engage with a rim of the toilet.

US Pat. No. 10,655,311

DRAINAGE SYSTEM FOR A SINK

1. A drainage system for a sink, said drainage system comprising:a drainage pipe having a substantial portion longitudinal and connected to outlet of the sink to receive liquid and solid wastes; and
a drainage box fitted on a wall underneath the sink and defined with an inlet hole to receive said drainage pipe configured to disburse liquid and solid wastes, an outlet hole in fluid communication with a drainage outlet provided on said wall for exit of liquid wastes and an openable outlet to remove solid wastes, said drainage box fitted to said wall by fasteners.

US Pat. No. 10,655,310

SHOWER BAR SYSTEM

Delta Faucet Company, In...

25. A shower system comprising:an upper mount including a supply tube having an inlet configured to fluidly couple to a shower pipe supported within a shower wall;
a shower column operably coupled to the upper mount, the shower column including a connecting pipe in selective fluid communication with the supply tube and having a first outlet wherein the upper mount is configured to adjust an upper end of the support column relative to an outer surface of the shower wall;
a lower mount supported by the shower wall and operably coupled to the shower column below the upper mount;
a diverter valve assembly fluidly coupled between the supply tube and the connecting pipe, the diverter valve assembly including a movable valve member configured to control water flow from the inlet to the first outlet;
an actuator operably coupled to the connecting pipe, wherein rotation of the actuator rotates the connecting pipe and the movable valve member of the diverter valve assembly, the actuator including a user interface coupled to a lower end of the connecting pipe, the user interface including a handle supported for rotation about a longitudinal axis of the shower column; and
wherein the upper mount includes a second outlet, the movable valve member of the diverter valve assembly including at least three positions, wherein the movable valve member in a first position diverts water from the inlet to the first outlet and seals water from the inlet to the second outlet, the movable valve member in a second position diverts water from the inlet both the first outlet and the second outlet, and the movable valve member in a third position diverts water from the inlet to the second outlet and seals water from the inlet to the first outlet.

US Pat. No. 10,655,309

ACCELERATED DRAIN APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR WALK-IN BATHTUB

1. A water flow control system for walk-in bathtubs, comprising:a pump for receiving a supply of water through an inlet mounted in a wall of a walk-in bathtub that defines a cavity for holding the water;
a valve for receiving water from the pump and selectively positioned in a first position and in a second position, the first position for communicating water to a manifold that communicates with a plurality of nozzles open to the cavity for circulating water within the walk-in bathtub and the second position for communicating water to a drain from the walk-in bathtub;
a controller configured for moving the valve selectively between the first position and the second position; and
a water level sensor mounted proximate a first edge of the inlet and communicating a signal to the controller representative of sensing water, the controller stopping operation of the pump upon detecting a low water level,
whereby the pump being operated with the valve in the second position for draining water from the cavity, stops operating in response to the signal.

US Pat. No. 10,655,308

MODULAR, ADAPTABLE AND EXPANDABLE BOOSTER PUMP SYSTEM

IDAC CORPORATION, Stroud...

1. A booster pump system for a piping system of the type having a suction manifold with a closed end section and a discharge manifold with a closed end section, said booster pump system comprising: a first pump module and a second pump module; said first pump module comprising at least a first suction manifold section having a first end with a connector and a second end with a connector, at least a first discharge manifold section having a first end with a connector and second end with a connector, and first and second pumps connected in parallel between said first suction manifold section and said first discharge manifold section; said a second pump module comprising at least a second suction manifold section having a first end with a connector and a second end with a connector, at least a second discharge manifold section having a first end with a connector and second end with a connector, and at least one pump connected between said second suction manifold section and said second discharge manifold section, wherein each of said ends of said first suction manifold section configured to be connected to one of said ends of said second suction manifold section or to the closed end section of the suction manifold, and each of said ends of said first discharge manifold section configured to be connected to one said ends of said second discharge manifold section or to the closed end section of the discharge manifold.

US Pat. No. 10,655,307

LOCK FOR A WEAR ASSEMBLY

ECSO Group LLC, Portland...

1. A wear member for ground-engaging equipment comprisinga wearable body having an internal surface facing a base on the equipment and an opposite external surface,
a hole extending from the external surface to the internal surface, and
a lock integrally mounted in the hole for movement between a locked position where the lock contacts the base to hold the wear member to the ground-engaging equipment and a release position where the lock releases the base, the lock having
a lock body having a bearing surface to releasably engage the base and a coupling structure to engage the wearable body,
a latch member movable relative to the lock body between a first position to engage the wearable body to hold the lock alternatively in the locked position and the release position, and a second position retracted from the first position, and an actuating member operative to move the latch member from the first position to the second position, and move the lock body relative to the wearable body.

US Pat. No. 10,655,306

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR DETECTING HEAVY MACHINE WEAR

Joy Global Surface Mining...

1. A system comprising:a heavy machine tooth of an industrial machine, the heavy machine tooth constructed of a rigid material; and
a first wear indicator embedded within the heavy machine tooth, the first wear indicator having a first distinguishing property that visually distinguishes the first wear indicator from the rigid material of the heavy machine tooth, the first distinguishing property including a first material different from the rigid material of the heavy machine tooth, and wherein the first wear indicator is configured to provide a visual indication associated with a wear level of the heavy machine tooth.

US Pat. No. 10,655,305

WORK VEHICLE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING WORK VEHICLE

KOMATSU LTD., Tokyo (JP)...

1. A work vehicle comprising:a work implement;
a main body to which the work implement is attached, and having a cab;
a display device provided in the cab and configured to overlay and thus display work assistance information on an actual view of a work site; and
a display controller causing the display device to display target design topography as the work assistance information,
when a work starts, the display controller causing the display device to display final target design topography that is achieved after the work is completed, and subsequently, switching to displaying target design topography to be achieved depending on a working step performed.

US Pat. No. 10,655,304

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ESTIMATING A PAYLOAD OF AN INDUSTRIAL MACHINE

Joy Global Surface Mining...

1. A method of determining payload data of a mining machine having a bucket and a handle, the bucket and handle rotatably coupled via a pin and an actuator, the method comprising:sensing, via a sensor, a force associated with the actuator;
determining, via a controller, a characteristic indicative of a rotational angle of the bucket; and
determining, via the controller, payload data based on the force and the characteristic;
wherein the payload data is determined during a swing deceleration operation.

US Pat. No. 10,655,303

MULTI-AXIS ROTARY PISTON ACTUATOR

Woodward, Inc., Fort Col...

1. A multi-axis rotary actuator comprising:a first rotary actuator configured to controllably actuate a first pivotal joint between a first linkage to a second linkage about a first axis, the first rotary actuator comprising:
a first housing defining:
a first arcuate chamber defining a first arc in a first plane between a first open end and a first enclosed end and having a first fluid port in fluid communication with the first arcuate chamber, the first arc having a first radius in the first plane, the first radius defining a first axis perpendicular to the first plane; and
a first arcuate actuation space about the first axis between the first open end and a first terminal end;
a first rotor arm configured for rotary movement within the first actuation space along a second arc;
an arcuate-shaped first element having a first end and disposed in said first housing for reciprocal movement in the first arcuate chamber and in the first plane through the first open end;
a first seal disposed about the first open end in sealing contact with the first element, wherein the first seal, the first arcuate chamber, and the first element define a first pressure chamber comprising part of the first arcuate chamber, and a first portion of the first element contacts the first rotor arm; and
a second rotary actuator configured to controllably actuate a second pivotal joint connecting the second linkage to a third linkage about a second axis, the second rotary piston actuator comprising:
a second housing defining:
a second arcuate chamber defining a third arc in a second plane between a second open end and a second enclosed end and having a second fluid port in fluid communication with the second arcuate chamber, the third arc having a second radius in the second plane, the second radius defining a second axis perpendicular to the second plane; and
a second arcuate actuation space about the second axis between the second open end and a second terminal end;
a second rotor arm configured for rotary movement within the second actuation space along a fourth arc;
an arcuate-shaped second element having a first end and disposed in said second housing for reciprocal movement in the second arcuate chamber and in the second plane through the second open end; and
a second seal disposed about the second open end in sealing contact with the second element, wherein the second seal, the second arcuate chamber, and the second element define a second pressure chamber comprising part of the second arcuate chamber, and a second portion of the second element contacts the second rotor arm;
wherein (1) the first rotary actuator further comprises a first rotor assembly rotatably surrounding said first housing and comprising a first cylindrical rotor about the first axis, wherein the first rotor arm extends radially outward to the first cylindrical rotor and the first rotor arm is coupled to the first cylindrical rotor, or (2) the second rotary actuator further comprises a second rotor assembly rotatably surrounding said second housing and comprising a second cylindrical rotor about the second axis, wherein the second rotor arm extends radially outward to the second cylindrical rotor and the second rotor arm is coupled to the second cylindrical rotor.

US Pat. No. 10,655,302

VALVE ASSEMBLY FOR WORK ATTACHMENT

The Charles Machine Works...

1. A work machine, comprising:a chassis having a ground drive, the ground drive being configured to translate the chassis across a ground having a ground contour;
a work attachment having a ground-engaging surface, the work attachment mounted on the chassis and movable between a first position and a second position, wherein the ground contacts the ground-engaging surface when the work attachment is in the second position;
a lift assembly disposed between the work attachment and the chassis comprising:
a cylinder to apply a force to the work attachment;
a fluid circuit that is configured to carry hydraulic fluid to the cylinder;
a fluid reservoir in communication with the fluid circuit;
a first accumulator in communication with the fluid circuit; and
a second accumulator in communication with the cylinder;
in which the cylinder adjusts the work attachment to maintain contact between the ground-engaging surface and the ground as the ground contour changes due to translation of the chassis across the ground.

US Pat. No. 10,655,301

AUTOMATED CONTROL OF DIPPER SWING FOR A SHOVEL

Joy Global Surface Mining...

1. A method of compensating swing control of a dipper of a shovel, the shovel including a swing motor, the method comprising:determining, by at least one processor, a current swing direction of the dipper;
determining, by the at least one processor, a direction of compensation opposite the current swing direction of the dipper;
monitoring, by the at least one processor, an acceleration of the dipper;
detecting, by the at least one processor, an impact of the dipper with an object when the monitored acceleration is within a determined range of acceleration values;
modifying, by the at least one processor, a swing torque value for the swing motor; and
applying, by the at least one processor, the modified swing torque value for the swing motor to slow a current swing speed of the dipper in response to detecting the impact of the dipper with the object.

US Pat. No. 10,655,300

CYCLONIC SEPARATION SYSTEMS AND HYDRO EXCAVATION VACUUM APPARATUS INCORPORATING SAME

1. A cyclonic separation system for separating surges of spoil material entrained in an airstream, the cyclonic separation system comprising:one or more cyclones for separating material from the airstream, the one or more cyclones having a solids outlet;
a sealed conveyor, the one or more cyclones discharging material directly into the conveyor through the solids outlet; and
a discharge pump, the sealed conveyor discharging material into the discharge pump, the discharge pump configured to seal the system by preventing backflow of air through the discharge pump,
wherein the cyclonic separation system is onboard a mobile hydro excavation vacuum apparatus, the mobile hydro excavation vacuum apparatus comprising a chassis which supports the cyclones, conveyor and discharge pump, the chassis being connected to wheels to transport the hydro excavation vacuum apparatus, the mobile hydro excavation vacuum apparatus further comprising a wand for directing pressurized water toward an excavation site, a boom that removes material from the excavation site by vacuum, and a vacuum pump downstream of the boom and cyclones for generating a vacuum in the boom.

US Pat. No. 10,655,299

HANDHELD TRENCHING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF USING THE SAME

Echo Incorporated, Lake ...

1. A method of forming a trench in ground, the method comprising the steps of:a) obtaining a handheld trenching apparatus comprising:
a frame;
a cutting head on the frame; and
a drive for operating the cutting head,
the cutting head comprising a ground penetrating portion with a leading end and a plurality of cutting members that are movable relative to each other and caused to be moved in a controlled path by the drive to thereby cause the cutting members to form a continuous trench in ground penetrated by the ground penetrating portion as the ground penetrating portion is advanced in a trench forming direction,
the frame comprising an elongate frame part having a length and first and second ends spaced in a lengthwise direction,
the cutting head at the first elongate frame part end,
the frame further comprising at least one graspable region spaced lengthwise of the elongate frame part from the first elongate frame part end and configured to be grasped by at least one user hand to allow maneuvering of the handheld trenching apparatus including advancing the ground penetrating portion: i) into the ground; and ii) in the trench forming direction with the ground penetrating portion penetrating the ground; and
b) directing the ground penetrating portion into the ground and while engaging the at least one graspable region causing the ground penetrating portion to move in the trenching direction as the drive is operated to thereby form a trench,
wherein the cutting head has a housing with a surface that abuts to an exposed surface of the ground with the ground penetrating portion penetrating the ground to thereby control a depth of penetration of the ground by the ground penetrating portion,
wherein the cutting head housing surface has a curved shape that guides pivoting movement of the handheld trenching apparatus to thereby change an angular relationship between the handheld trenching apparatus and the ground and as an incident thereof depth of penetration of the ground by the ground engaging portion,
wherein the curved shape is located so that the curved shape abuts to the exposed surface of the ground as an incident of the ground penetrating portion being plunged leading end first into the ground.

US Pat. No. 10,655,298

SHEAR BLADE HAVING A POSITIVE CAMBER AND METHOD OF ADDING A POSITIVE CAMBER TO A SHEAR BLADE

Caterpillar Inc., Peoria...

1. A shear comprising:a first jaw having a first longitudinal side;
a second jaw connected to the first jaw by a pivot shaft and having a second longitudinal side parallel to the first longitudinal side, at least one of the first and second jaws being configured to pivot with respect to the other of the first and second jaws about a longitudinal axis of the pivot shaft to slide the second longitudinal side of the second jaw past the first longitudinal side of the first jaw in a shearing motion; and
a first side cutting plate attached to the first longitudinal side of the first jaw,
wherein the first side cutting plate defines a cutting face that has a cutting edge, the cutting edge being perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the pivot shaft,
wherein the cutting face has a positive camber relative to movement of the second jaw past the first jaw in the shearing motion such that the cutting edge is located furthest from the first jaw to which the first side cutting plate is attached than any other portion of the cutting face.

US Pat. No. 10,655,261

INTELLIGENT LAUNDRY DEVICE AND METHOD THEREFOR

Beijing Xiaomi Mobile Sof...

1. An intelligent laundry method, comprising:determining a current user of a washing machine;
determining washing features of the current user;
determining washing parameters for a laundry according to the washing features; and
controlling the washing machine to wash the laundry according to the washing parameters,
wherein determining the current user of the washing machine includes at least one of:
determining the current user of the washing machine according to login information used by the current user to log into the washing machine;
obtaining users accessing a home area network, and determining the current user of the washing machine based on the users accessing the home area network; or
determining users permitted to use the washing machine according to image data generated by a camera, and determining the current user of the washing machine based on the users permitted to use the washing machine.

US Pat. No. 10,655,260

NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM AND SEWING DATA GENERATION DEVICE

BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI K...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable medium storing computer-readable instructions that, when executed, instruct a processor of a sewing data generation device to perform processes comprising:acquiring pattern data to sew an embroidery pattern;
setting an outline having an offset portion and a complementary portion based on the pattern data, the outline being a single line surrounding an outside of a contour of the embroidery pattern, the offset portion being a part of the single line and being offset from the contour toward the outside of the embroidery pattern by a predetermined amount, and the complementary portion being another part of the single line and being offset from the contour toward the outside of the embroidery pattern by an amount larger than the predetermined amount, the setting of the outline including:
identifying a contour line of the embroidery pattern based on the pattern data,
setting a virtual line on an outside of the contour line with respect to the embroidery pattern, and
setting the outline having the offset portion that is offset from the contour line toward the outside of the embroidery pattern by the predetermined amount, and the complementary portion that is set based on the virtual line; and
generating sewing data to sew the outline.

US Pat. No. 10,655,259

QUILT STAMPS

1. A quilt stamp comprising:a transparent material having outer edges defining a shape, a stamping side and an adhering side opposite the stamping side, the adhering side forming an adhesive surface to enable the quilt stamp to be selectively adhered to a stamping block;
wherein the stamping side includes an outer ridge that extends along the outer edges and an inner ridge that is inwardly offset from and extends along the outer ridge.

US Pat. No. 10,655,258

METHOD FOR CAPTURING THREAD FROM AN ENTRAINING AIR FLOW

ABM International, Inc., ...

1. A method of retaining a length of thread, the method comprising:(a) initiating an airflow through a converging throat into a housing in response to locating a portion of a user within a given distance from a grill adjacent to the throat, at least a portion of the airflow passing through the grill;
(b) at least partially entraining the length of thread in the airflow through the grill to engage the length of thread on the grill; and
(c) terminating airflow through the converging throat.

US Pat. No. 10,655,257

SHAPED NONWOVEN

1. A spunbond nonwoven fabric comprising:a. a first surface and a second surface, and at least a first and second visually discernible zone on at least one of the first and second surface, each of the first and second zones having a pattern of three-dimensional features, each of the three-dimensional features defining a microzone comprising a first region and a second region, the first and second regions having a difference in values for an intensive property, wherein at least one of the surfaces has a TS7 value of less than about 15 dB V2 rms; and
b. wherein the difference in values for an intensive property for at least one of the microzones in the first zone is different from the difference in values for the intensive property for at least one of the microzones in the second zone;
wherein in at least one of the microzones the first region is hydrophobic, and
wherein in at least one of the microzones the second region is hydrophilic.

US Pat. No. 10,655,256

NONWOVEN FABRIC STRUCTURE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME

TEIJIN FRONTIER CO., LTD....

1. A nonwoven fabric structure comprising a non-circular cross-section fiber, wherein:the non-circular cross-section fiber has bubbles inside and has a cross-sectional shape that is an irregular, non-circular cross-section,
the non-circular cross-section fiber contains at least a lower-melting-point thermoplastic resin and a higher-melting-point thermoplastic resin which have melting points that are at least 30° C. apart from each other,
the higher-melting-point thermoplastic resin has a melting point of 180° C. or more,
the lower-melting-point thermoplastic resin is a polyolefin resin,
the higher-melting-point thermoplastic resin is a polyester resin,
three or more kinds of thermoplastic resins are used,
a propylene resin is used as the lower-melting-point thermoplastic resin,
the non-circular cross-section fiber has a sea-island structure,
the sea-island structure comprises a sea component and an island component,
the island component has a fine structure with a size of 0.01 to 5 ?m, and
the nonwoven fabric structure contains a heat fusible fiber, in which the heat fusible fiber is another fiber.

US Pat. No. 10,655,255

LAMINATED NONWOVEN FABRIC

ASAHI KASEI FIBERS CORPOR...

1. A method for producing a laminated nonwoven fabric, comprising:stacking a first outer nonwoven layer comprising single component thermoplastic continuous fibers which are made from a thermoplastic resin and have a diameter of 5 to 30 ?m, an inner nonwoven layer comprising single component thermoplastic fibers which are made from a thermoplastic resin and have a diameter of 0.5 to 10 ?m, and a second outer nonwoven layer comprising single component thermoplastic continuous fibers which are made from a thermoplastic resin and have a diameter of 5 to 30 ?m to provide a multilayer nonwoven stack,
wherein the inner nonwoven layer is positioned between the first and second outer nonwoven layers in the multilayer nonwoven stack, and
wherein the single component thermoplastic fibers of each layer of the multilayer nonwoven stack are made from the same thermoplastic resin, the thermoplastic resin having a melting point,
performing a first step of applying heat and pressure to the multilayer nonwoven stack by passing the multilayer nonwoven stack though a first nip between a first flat rigid heated roll and a first non-heated elastic roll having a Shore D hardness of 60 to 95,
wherein the first flat rigid heated roll is heated to a temperature 5° C. or more lower than the melting point of the thermoplastic resin, and
wherein the first flat rigid heated roll and the first non-heated elastic roll apply a pressure of 30 to 200 kg/cm2 to the multilayer nonwoven stack in the first nip,
rapidly cooling the multilayer nonwoven stack after it passes through the first nip,
after the step of rapidly cooling, performing a second step of applying heat and pressure to the multilayer nonwoven stack by passing the multilayer nonwoven stack though a second nip between a second flat rigid heated roll and a second non-heated elastic roll having a Shore D hardness of 60 to 95 to form the laminated nonwoven fabric,
wherein the second flat rigid heated roll is heated to a temperature 5° C. or more lower than the melting point of the thermoplastic resin,
wherein the second flat rigid heated roll and the second non-heated elastic roll apply a pressure of 30 to 200 kg/cm2 to the multilayer nonwoven stack in the second nip,
wherein the first and second steps of applying heat and pressure flatten the single component thermoplastic fibers of each layer of the multilayer nonwoven stack such that in the laminated nonwoven fabric the single component thermoplastic continuous fibers of a first outer face layer of the first outer nonwoven layer and a second outer face layer of the second outer nonwoven layer have a first average oblateness and the single component thermoplastic fibers of a first inner face layer of the first outer nonwoven layer and a second inner face layer of the second outer nonwoven layer have a second average oblateness, the ratio of the first average oblateness to the second average oblateness being 1.2 or more and the second average oblateness being 0.1 or more, and
wherein the laminated nonwoven fabric has a tensile strength in a machine direction per unit basis weight of 1.00 (N/1.5 cm)/(g/m2) or more and a tear strength in the machine direction per unit basis weight of 0.04N/(g/m2) or more.

US Pat. No. 10,655,254

KNITTING MACHINE WITH ELECTRONIC AUXILIARY COMPONENT

NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, O...

1. A knitting machine, the knitting machine comprising:a first needle bed having a plurality of first needles and a second needle bed that is parallel to the first needle bed, the second needle bed having a plurality of second needles; and
a carriage that is movable along the first needle bed and the second needle bed, the carriage configured to engage at least one feeder to move a dispensing area of the feeder along the first needle bed and the second needle bed while dispensing a yarn; and
an auxiliary transport device that is movable along the first needle bed and the second needle bed,
wherein the auxiliary transport device is independently movable relative to the carriage, and
wherein the auxiliary transport device includes a first sensor and a second sensor, wherein the first sensor monitors the first needles and wherein the second sensor monitors the second needles.

US Pat. No. 10,655,253

STORAGE YARN FEEDER WITH BRAKING ORGAN AND INTERCHANGEABLE ELEMENTS

BTSR INTERNATIONAL S.P.A....

1. A storage yarn feeder comprisinga body having a portion or drum onto which winds a yarn forming at least one coil, said yarn coming from a reel,
a braking organ cooperating with said drum to brake the yarn leaving said drum,
said braking organ comprising braking means for cooperating with the yarn when the yarn detaches from the drum as the yarn leaves the feeder and heads towards a textile machine,
wherein the drum comprises a first portion and a second portion,
the second portion of the drum for directly supporting the yarn and being either capable of supporting a first body of the braking organ or of acting as part of the braking organ, with the first body of the braking organ being part of the second portion of the drum said first body of the braking organ connected to the second portion of the drum and connected to a second body of the braking organ movable in relation to the first body the braking organ and cooperating therewith to brake the yarn interposed between said first body of the braking organ and second body of the braking organ,
the first body of the braking organ being in the form of a cup, fitted onto a terminal end of the second portion of the drum and being provided with mechanical or magnetic means of securing the first body of the braking organ to the terminal end, the second portion of the drum being separable from the first portion of the drum to be capable of being replaced, the first portion of the drum being connected to the body of the feeder, and the first portion configured to rotate freely with respect to said body and to tilt in order to create a motion to separate the coils deposited on said second portion.

US Pat. No. 10,655,252

FABRIC AND METHOD OF WEAVING A FABRIC, IN PARTICULAR A CARPET

1. A fabric having a shadow effect, comprisinga backing fabric having binding warp yarns repeatedly crossing each other for providing weft receiving openings between crossings thereof following each other in a warp direction and weft yarns substantially extending in a weft direction through the weft receiving openings,
pile warp yarns interlaced with the weft yarns of the backing fabric for providing piles extending out of the backing fabric at a pile side,wherein, through at least one weft receiving opening two weft yarns extend, wherein in at least one weft receiving opening one of the weft yarns is positioned at a back side relative to at least one weft separating warp yarn extending in the backing fabric substantially in the warp direction and the other one of the weft yarns is positioned at the pile side relative to the at least one weft separating warp yarn, wherein for providing a pile in association with this weft receiving opening, a pile warp yarn is interlaced with the weft yarn of this weft receiving opening positioned at the back side relative to the at least one weft separating warp yarn, such as to extend out of the backing fabric between this weft yarn and the other weft yarn of this weft receiving opening, wherein, for changing the direction of inclination of the piles, at least one transition zone is provided, wherein, in at least one transition zone, two transition weft yarns provided immediately adjacent to each other in the warp direction extending through at least one weft receiving opening are positioned at substantially the same level in a direction that is substantially perpendicular with respect to a plane defined by the warp direction and the weft direction and/or are not separated by a weft separating warp yarn.

US Pat. No. 10,655,251

MULTI-LAYER WOVEN TEXTILES FORMED FROM VARIOUS MATERIALS AND TOWELS FORMED FROM MULTI-LAYER WOVEN TEXTILES

Homeport Worldwide LLC, ...

1. A woven textile, comprising:a first outer layer formed entirely from a cotton material;
a second outer layer positioned opposite the first outer layer, the second outer layer formed entirely from the cotton material; and
at least one inner layer positioned between the first outer layer and the second outer layer, the at least one inner layer formed from:
the cotton material; and
a polyester material, the polyester material separated from the cotton material within the at least one inner layer,
wherein the at least one inner layer includes:
a first edge portion formed from the cotton material,
a second edge portion positioned opposite the first edge portion, the second edge portion formed from the cotton material, and
a central portion positioned between the first edge portion and the second edge portion, the central portion formed from the polyester material.

US Pat. No. 10,655,250

WOVEN PREFORM FOR PRODUCING A CIRCUMFERENTIAL OR TOROIDAL REINFORCEMENT HAVING AN OMEGA-SHAPED CROSS-SECTION

1. A preform woven by shape weaving, the preform having an omega-shaped section comprising a core in the form of a round portion and a sole in the form of an extended base, wherein at least one portion of said core comprise weft yarns and at least one portion of said sole comprise weft yarns, the weft yarns of said core and the weft yarns of said sole intersect on common warp yarns; andwherein weft yarns of said core form an angle different from 90° with at least one portion of warp yarns of said core.

US Pat. No. 10,655,249

CONTINUOUS MANUFACTURING SYSTEM FOR FIBER COMPONENTS

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A method, comprising:weaving a fiber around a plurality of sections of an inner core from a first end to a second end of the inner core;
applying, using at least one of the inner core or a plurality of outer dies, pressure to the fiber around each of the plurality of sections in sequence from the first end to the second end; and
curing the fiber around each of the plurality of sections in sequence from the first end to the second end;
wherein each of the plurality of outer dies is formed to correspond to a respective section of the plurality of sections of the inner core.

US Pat. No. 10,655,248

METHOD OF PREPARING POLYESTER FABRIC FOR AIRBAG

KOLON INDUSTRIES, INC., ...

1. A method of preparing a polyester fabric for an airbag, comprising weaving a raw fabric for an airbag using a polyester fiber to obtain a woven fabric,wherein the weaving comprises inserting a higher-density weave region in warp or weft direction into a selvage of the raw fabric for an airbag, wherein the higher-density weave region has a larger number of yarns and a higher tension than other part of the raw fabric, and is separately inserted into the selvage of the raw fabric,
wherein the selvage is removed from the woven fabric by cutting in a cutting process to acquire an airbag cushion,
wherein each of warpwise weaving density and weftwise weaving density of the polyester fabric is 36 to 65 yarns/inch, and
wherein the higher-density weave region is a 2×2 basket weave, a 3×3 basket weave, or a mixed weave of one or more thereof, and comprises 20 yarns to 100 yarns.

US Pat. No. 10,655,245

METAL OXIDE MACROSCOPIC FIBER AND PREPARATION METHOD THEREOF

SOOCHOW UNIVERSITY, Suzh...

1. A method for preparing metal oxide macroscopic fiber, characterized in that it comprises the following steps:providing an anionic metal oxide colloidal aqueous solution;
obtaining an as-spun fiber by wet spinning the anionic metal oxide colloidal aqueous solution in a coagulating bath; and
washing the as-spun fiber with deionized water and drying the same, thereby obtaining the metal oxide macroscopic fiber;
wherein said coagulation bath contains a flocculant with the mass fraction being between 0.5% to 5%, and speed of the wet spinning is between 0.1 ml/min to 5 ml/min; the anionic metal oxide colloidal aqueous solution consists of 0.1 mg/ml to 20 mg/ml of anionic metal oxide dispersed in water.

US Pat. No. 10,655,244

GAN SUBSTRATE, METHOD FOR PRODUCING GAN SUBSTRATE, METHOD FOR PRODUCING GAN CRYSTAL, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A GaN substrate, comprising:a first main surface; and
a second main surface provided on an opposite side from the first main surface, wherein
an angle between a normal line of the first main surface and an m-axis is 0° to 20°, and
when the first main surface is divided into an outer peripheral portion measuring 3 mm or less from an edge and a central portion surrounded by the outer peripheral portion, and the central portion is divided into a plurality of square partitions each having a 5 mm side, at least one square region, which has a 100 ?m side and in which no dark spots are detected in a CL measurement, is observed within each of the partitions.

US Pat. No. 10,655,243

GROWTH OF EPITAXIAL GALLIUM NITRIDE MATERIAL USING A THERMALLY MATCHED SUBSTRATE

QROMIS, INC., Santa Clar...

1. An engineered substrate comprising:a support structure comprising:
a polycrystalline ceramic core;
an adhesion layer coupled to the polycrystalline ceramic core;
a conductive layer coupled to the adhesion layer; and
a barrier layer encapsulating the conductive layer, the adhesion layer, and the polycrystalline ceramic core;
a bonding layer coupled to the support structure;
a substantially single crystal layer coupled to the bonding layer; and
an epitaxial gallium nitride layer coupled to the substantially single crystal layer.

US Pat. No. 10,655,242

GROWING APPARATUS AND SINGLE-CRYSTAL INGOT GROWING METHOD USING THE SAME

SK SILTRON CO., LTD., Gu...

1. A single-crystal ingot growing method comprising:setting a location of an MGP (maximum gauss position) of a magnetic field such that the MGP is located above a surface of a melt;
setting a difference in intensity of the magnetic field between a center point of the melt and an edge point of the melt based on the set location of the MGP;
setting an intensity of the magnetic field that is applied to the melt based on the set difference in intensity of the magnetic field; and
growing a single-crystal ingot based on the set location of the MGP and the set intensity of the magnetic field,
wherein, in order to set a difference between a maximum value of an oxygen concentration and a minimum value of the oxygen concentration at an edge of a wafer manufactured using the grown single-crystal ingot to be less than 0.15 ppma, the magnetic field is a horizontal magnetic field, the MGP is located so as to be spaced apart from the surface of the melt by a distance ranging from +50 mm to +150 mm, and the difference in intensity of the magnetic field ranges from 420G to 500G.

US Pat. No. 10,655,241

ELECTRODE FOIL PRODUCTION METHOD AND CAPACITOR PRODUCTION METHOD

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A method for producing an electrode foil a capacitor, the method comprising:a first step of preparing the electrode foil produced by etching a part of a metal foil containing first metal by applying current between the metal foil and an electrode in etching liquid while a principal surface of the metal foil faces the electrode; and
a second step of forming a dielectric layer on the principal surface of the electrode foil, the principal surface being etched, and then causing the dielectric layer to contact with electrolyte, wherein:
in the first step, a masking member is disposed between the principal surface of the metal foil and the electrode so as to cover a partial region of the principal surface,
the masking member is an electric conductor, and
the masking member is electrically connected with the metal foil.

US Pat. No. 10,655,240

REMOVING BUBBLES FROM PLATING CELLS

LAM RESEARCH CORPORATION,...

1. An electroplating apparatus comprising:a chamber including an electrode arranged horizontally along a bottom portion of the chamber and an ionically resistive element with through holes arranged horizontally along a top portion of the chamber;
a membrane supported by a frame arranged between the electrode and the ionically resistive element;
one or more panels extending vertically and parallelly from the membrane to the ionically resistive element and extending linearly across the chamber, forming a plurality of regions between the membrane and the ionically resistive element;
a substrate holder arranged above the ionically resistive element to hold a first substrate with a treatable surface parallel to and facing the ionically resistive element;
a seal arranged between peripheries of the ionically resistive element and the substrate holder to prevent leakage of an electrolyte flowed laterally through a manifold between the treatable surface of the first substrate and a top surface of the ionically resistive element during electroplating, portions of the electrolyte descending from the manifold into the plurality of regions and ascending from the plurality of regions into the manifold via the through holes, forming air bubbles under the ionically resistive element and in a plurality of the through holes; and
a controller configured to:
place, in the substrate holder, a second substrate with a protuberance extending along a chord of the second substrate, the protuberance contacting the top surface of the ionically resistive element above a first region of the plurality of regions and arranged across the top surface of the ionically resistive element along one of the panels forming the first region; and
flow the electrolyte through the manifold, the electrolyte descending from the manifold into the first region via the through holes on a first side of the protuberance and ascending from the first region into the manifold via the through holes on a second side of the protuberance, forcing the air bubbles out from a portion of the ionically resistive element associated with the first region.

US Pat. No. 10,655,239

METHOD FOR PREPARING A COMPOSITE, COMPOSITE THUS OBTAINED AND USES THEREOF

UNIVERSITE DE TOURS, Tou...

1. A method for preparing a composite material comprising electrically conductive or semiconductive nano-objects of elongate shape and an electrically conductive polymer matrix,said method comprising:
(i) providing a carpet of electrically conductive or semiconductive nano-objects of elongate shape wherein the nano-objects are aligned in a vertical array; and
(ii) electrochemically depositing, via a solution containing monomer(s) precursor(s) of the electrically conductive polymer matrix, said electrically conductive polymer matrix on said carpet of electrically conductive or semiconductive nano-objects in pulsed galvanostatic mode, said pulsed galvanostatic mode comprising an electropolymerization technique with at least two successive applications of a constant current density for a period ton, separated by a rest period toff without the application of any current or voltage,
wherein the electrochemically depositing in the pulsed galvanostatic mode causes the electropolymerization of the matrix throughout an entire depth of the carpet without any modification of morphology of the carpet;
wherein in the pulsed galvanostatic mode the duration of each rest period (toff) is greater than the duration of each period of application of a constant current density (ton) by a factor of between 2 and 5.

US Pat. No. 10,655,238

MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR CARBONFIBER GROWN METAL OXIDE

Industrial Cooperation Fo...

1. A method for manufacturing metal oxide coated carbon fibers comprising:immersing carbon fibers in a solution for forming a metal oxide seed layer, wherein the solution for forming the metal oxide seed layer comprises a solvent and zinc hydroxide (Zn(OH)2),
electrodepositing a metal oxide seed on surfaces of the immersed carbon fibers; and
growing a metal oxide on the carbon fiber by irradiating microwaves to the metal oxide seed layer coated carbon fibers,
wherein the metal oxide is a nanorod or a wire, the metal oxide is grown in a direction vertical to a carbon fiber length on the surfaces of the carbon fibers, and
interlocks the carbon fibers,
wherein the metal oxide is grown by immersing the metal oxide seed layer-coated carbon fibers in a nitride-containing aqueous solution and then irradiating the metal oxide in the nitride-containing aqueous solution with microwaves, and
wherein the nitride comprises metal nitride and hexamethylenetetramine (HMTA).

US Pat. No. 10,655,237

METHOD AND CHEMISTRY FOR SELENIUM ELECTRODEPOSITION

International Business Ma...

1. An electroplating method, comprising the steps of:preparing a selenium electroplating solution by the steps of:
forming the solution from a mixture comprising selenium oxide, an acid selected from the group consisting of alkene sulfonic acid, aryl sulfonic acid, heterocyclic sulfonic acid and perchloric acid and a solvent comprising glycerol, wherein the solution is free of metal salts; and
adjusting a pH of the solution to from about 2.0 to about 3.0;
providing a substrate; and
electroplating a selenium-containing film on the substrate using the solution as a plating bath, wherein the selenium-containing film is an elemental selenium film.

US Pat. No. 10,655,236

ELECTRODE STRUCTURE FOR THE ELECTRODEPOSITION OF NON-FERROUS METALS

INDUSTRIE DE NORA S.P.A.,...

1. An anodic structure for metal electrodeposition comprising:an anode;
an anodic hanger bar supporting said anode; and
at least one wireless integrated device, wherein said at least one wireless integrated device houses
a wireless communication means,
at least one electric current sensor for the direct or indirect detection of the current
flowing through said anode hanger bar,
an energy storage means and
a microcontrol unit,
said wireless integrated device exhibiting a periodic actuation cycle comprising a sleep mode and an activation mode, said sleep mode having a total duration corresponding to 90.000%-99.998% of the duration of each periodic actuation cycle, and
wherein said anodic hanger bar comprises a lower horizontal main portion and two horizontal upper end portions connected to opposite sides of said horizontal main portion through two slanted intermediate portions, said at least one wireless integrated device being positioned on the top surface of either of said slanted intermediate portions.

US Pat. No. 10,655,235

METHOD FOR PREPARING A SINTERED NICKEL ALKALINE WATER ELECTROLYSIS ELECTRODE

1. A method for preparing a porous sintered nickel alkaline material for a water electrolysis electrode, the method comprising:ball-milling a mixture of a first nickel powder and between 10 and 20% by weight nickel carbonate to create a second nickel powder comprising particles having a diameter between 5 and 50 micrometers;
adding between 0.5 and 5% by weight polyvinyl alcohol to the second nickel powder;
forming nickel dies from the second nickel powder by cold-pressing agglomeration;
sintering the nickel dies in a vacuum sintering furnace at a temperature that is raised from an initial temperature to an upper temperature between 800 and 1000° C. to create porous sintered nickel dies; and
homogenizing the porous sintered nickel dies to obtain the porous sintered nickel alkaline material.

US Pat. No. 10,655,233

ELECTROCHEMICAL AND PHOTOELECTROCHEMICAL OXIDATION OF 5-HYDROXYMETHYLFURFURAL TO 2,5-FURANDICARBOXYLIC ACID AND 2,5-DIFORMYLFURAN

Wisconsin Alumni Research...

1. A photoelectrochemical cell comprising:an anode in a single phase anode electrolyte solution comprising 5-hydroxymethylfurfural; and
a cathode in a cathode electrolyte solution;
wherein at least one of the anode and the cathode is a photoelectrode comprising a semiconductor.

US Pat. No. 10,655,231

ETCHANT COMPOSITION FOR MULTILAYERED METAL FILM OF COPPER AND MOLYBDENUM, METHOD OF ETCHING USING SAID COMPOSITION, AND METHOD FOR PROLONGING LIFE OF SAID COMPOSITION

Kanto Kagaku Kabushiki Ka...

1. A method for batch etching a metal laminate film comprising a layer formed from copper or an alloy having copper as a main component and a layer formed from molybdenum or an alloy having molybdenum as a main component, the method comprising a step of carrying out etching using an etching solution composition comprising hydrogen peroxide, an organic acid, an amine compound, an azole, a hydrogen peroxide stabilizing agent, and a step of adding to the etching solution composition that has been used in etching an organic acid and at least one selected from the group consisting of a phosphonic acid-based chelating agent, an alcohol-based solvent, a diol-based solvent, a triol-based solvent, a ketone-based solvent, a nitrogen-containing five-membered ring-based solvent, and a sulfoxide-based solvent, and wherein the etching solution does not contain an inorganic acid.

US Pat. No. 10,655,230

COATED CUTTING TOOL

TUNGALOY CORPORATION, Iw...

1. A coated cutting tool comprising a substrate and a coating layer formed on a surface of the substrate, the coated cutting tool having a rake surface and a flank, in which the coating layer includes an ?-type aluminum oxide layer, wherein:the ?-type aluminum oxide layer has, on an opposite side to the substrate, a first interface, being the rake surface or a surface substantially parallel to the rake surface, a second interface, being the flank or a surface substantially parallel to the flank, and an intersecting edge between the first interface and the second interface; and
the ?-type aluminum oxide layer further satisfies conditions represented by formulae (1) and (2) below(1) A residual stress value ?r (unit: GPa) measured in the ?-type aluminum oxide layer increases continuously or stepwise as a measurement position becomes distant from the intersecting edge along the first interface with distances of 10 ?m, 50 ?m, 100 ?m, 150 ?m and 200 ?m; and(2) A residual stress value ?f (unit: GPa) measured in the ?-type aluminum oxide layer increases continuously or stepwise as a measurement position becomes distant from the intersecting edge along the second interface with distances of 10 ?m, 50 ?m, 100 ?m, 150 ?m and 200 ?m.

US Pat. No. 10,655,229

STABILIZED, PURE LITHIUM METAL POWDER AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME

Albemarle Germany GmbH, ...

1. A method for preparing a stabilized lithium powder which does not show any run-away phenomenon when in contact with N-methyl-2-pyrrolidone having a water content of less than about 200 ppm at a minimum of 15 hours storage at 50° C., the method comprising:reacting lithium metal having less than 200 ppm of metallic contamination above 180° C. in an organic, inert solvent under dispersal conditions with a passivation agent containing one or a plurality of fatty acids and/or one or a plurality of fatty acid esters according to formula I
R—COOR?  (I),wherein R denotes C10-C29 moieties and R? stands for C1-C8 moieties, wherein the passivation agent comprises an ethylate, a propanolate, and/or a butylate.

US Pat. No. 10,655,228

ABUTMENT FOR A TUBULAR COMPONENT OVERLAID WITH A METALLIC COMPOSITE DEPOSIT AND METHOD FOR MAKING IT

VALLOUREC OIL AND GAS FRA...

1. An abutment for a tubular component, wherein the abutment is overlaid with a coating comprising a principal layer comprising a copper-nickel alloy and wherein the coating further comprises an underlay comprising a nickel-aluminium alloy wherein the coating further comprises an additional layer comprising a nickel-tungsten alloy, said additional layer being disposed on the principal layer.

US Pat. No. 10,655,227

STABLE ELECTROLESS COPPER PLATING COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR ELECTROLESS PLATING COPPER ON SUBSTRATES

Rohm and Haas Electronic ...

1. An electroless copper plating composition comprising one or more sources of copper ions, one or more carboxymethyl-thio compounds having a formula:
wherein R is a moiety selected from the group consisting of pyridinyl and dicarboxyethyl, one or more complexing agents, one or more reducing agents, and, optionally, one or more pH adjusting agents, wherein a pH of the electroless copper plating composition is greater than 7.

US Pat. No. 10,655,226

APPARATUS AND METHODS TO IMPROVE ALD UNIFORMITY

Applied Materials, Inc., ...

1. A processing chamber comprising:a gas distribution assembly;
a susceptor assembly having a central support post and a top surface adjacent to and spaced from the gas distribution assembly;
a heater assembly comprising a plurality of heating elements arranged in heating zones, each heating zone spaced a distance from the central support post so that each heating zone is a different distance from the support post, and a heat shield positioned between two of the heating zones; and
a controller operatively connected to the plurality of heating elements, the controller configured to adjust power or temperature of one or more of the heating elements based on a plurality of film thickness measurement and a sensitivity matrix characterizing effects of changes in temperature or power set points for the individual heating zones.

US Pat. No. 10,655,225

SUBSTRATE PEDESTAL MODULE INCLUDING BACKSIDE GAS DELIVERY TUBE AND METHOD OF MAKING

Lam Research Corporation,...

12. A method of processing a semiconductor substrate in a semiconductor substrate processing apparatus for processing semiconductor substrates, the method comprising:placing a substrate into a vacuum chamber on a substrate pedestal, the substrate pedestal module including a platen made of ceramic material having an upper surface configured to support the substrate thereon during processing; a stem of the substrate pedestal being made of ceramic material having an upper stein flange that supports the platen, and a backside gas tube made of ceramic material that is located in an interior of the stem, the backside gas tube including an upper gas tube flange that is located between a lower surface of the platen and an upper surface of the upper stem flange, wherein the backside gas tube is in fluid communication with at least one backside gas passage of the platen and the backside gas tube is configured to supply a backside gas to a region below a lower surface of the substrate that is to be supported on the upper surface of the platen during processing, the vacuum chamber including a processing zone in which the substrate is processed;
supplying a process gas through a showerhead module into the vacuum chamber, the process gas supplied from a process gas source that is in fluid communication with the vacuum chamber;
supplying the process gas from the process gas source into the processing zone;
supplying at least one gas selected from a backside heat transfer gas and a purge gas through the backside gas tube to a region below a lower surface of a semiconductor substrate supported on the upper surface of the platen during processing, the backside gas tube including at least one opening in the upper gas tube flange such that at least one respective electrical connection can extend through the upper gas tube flange; and
processing the substrate that is supported on the upper surface of the platen.

US Pat. No. 10,655,224

CONICAL WAFER CENTERING AND HOLDING DEVICE FOR SEMICONDUCTOR PROCESSING

Lam Research Corporation,...

17. A semiconductor system, comprising:a chamber;
a pedestal disposed in the chamber, the pedestal having a center region for supporting a central region of a substrate and a peripheral region surrounding the center region, the center region including at least three minimum contact area supports for supporting the central region of the substrate, the peripheral region being a step down from the center region; and
a focus ring configured to surround the center region of the pedestal, the focus ring being disposed over the peripheral region of the pedestal and having an annular shape and an upper surface that extends between an inner edge side of the focus ring and an outer edge side of the focus ring, the upper surface having a substantially constant slope between the inner edge side and the outer edge side, wherein the upper surface is disposed at an angle in the range from 1 degree to 15 degrees relative to a horizontal line, the upper surface having a surface roughness in the range from 2-15 Ra, and the upper surface providing a knife-edge contact for the substrate when present over the center region and the upper surface, the knife-edge contact for the substrate occurring on the upper surface at a location defined by a horizontal plane coincident with tops of the minimum contact area supports.

US Pat. No. 10,655,223

ADVANCED COATING METHOD AND MATERIALS TO PREVENT HDP-CVD CHAMBER ARCING

Applied Materials, Inc., ...

1. A process chamber, comprising:a chamber body and a lid assembly defining a volume therein, the lid assembly disposed on the chamber body;
a gas inlet positioned to introduce gas into the volume;
a substrate support positioned in the volume; and
a ring shaped gas distributor positioned in the volume beneath the substrate support, the ring shaped gas distributor comprising:
a semi-toroidal shaped body; and
a plurality of gas distribution ports disposed on a first surface of the semi-toroidal shaped body.

US Pat. No. 10,655,222

THIN FILM ENCAPSULATION PROCESSING SYSTEM AND PROCESS KIT

Applied Materials, Inc., ...

1. A process kit for use in an atomic layer deposition (ALD) chamber, said process kit comprising:a dielectric window;
a sealing frame;
a mask frame connected with the sealing frame, wherein the mask frame has a gas inlet channel and a gas outlet channel formed therein on opposing sides thereof;
a diffuser coupled to the gas inlet channel; and
an exhaust manifold coupled to the gas outlet channel, wherein the diffuser and the exhaust manifold each comprise:
a port; and
a flow path coupled to the port partially defined by an elliptically tapered surface, wherein a cross-section of the flow path has a height at a center portion that is less than a height at a peripheral portion, and wherein the height at the center portion and the height at the peripheral portion are each proportionate to a square root of a ratio of a first radial distance from the port to a second radial distance from the port.

US Pat. No. 10,655,221

METHOD FOR DEPOSITING OXIDE FILM BY THERMAL ALD AND PEALD

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

1. A method for depositing an oxide film on a substrate by thermal ALD and PEALD, comprising:providing a substrate in a reaction chamber;
depositing a first oxide film on the substrate by thermal ALD without a plasma in the reaction chamber; and
without breaking a vacuum, continuously depositing a second oxide film on the first oxide film by PEALD in the reaction chamber,
wherein a cycle of the thermal ALD comprises feeding a precursor, a reactant, and a catalytic gas to the reaction chamber, wherein the catalytic gas is neither a precursor nor a reactant and catalyzes deposition of the first oxide film by increasing reactivity of the reactant and the precursor, and the catalytic gas is fed in a pulse, without overlapping the feeding of the precursor in a pulse, in the cycle to the reaction chamber where the reactant is present.

US Pat. No. 10,655,220

GAS CONTROL SYSTEM, DEPOSITION APPARATUS INCLUDING GAS CONTROL SYSTEM, AND PROGRAM AND GAS CONTROL METHOD USED FOR GAS CONTROL SYSTEM

HORIBA STEC, Co., Ltd., ...

16. A gas control system adapted to introduce carrier gas into a tank containing a material and together with the carrier gas, from the tank, lead out material gas produced by vaporization of the material, the gas control system comprising:a control part that performs feedback control of a flow rate of the carrier gas on a basis of a deviation between a concentration index value obtained by measuring mixed gas led out of the tank and directly or indirectly indicating concentration of the material gas in the mixed gas and a predetermined target concentration index value so that the concentration index value approaches the target concentration index value, wherein
the control part controls a total amount of the material gas led out within a lead-out time from just after starting to introduce the carrier gas into the tank to stopping introducing the carrier gas to a predetermined target total amount.

US Pat. No. 10,655,219

CONTAINMENT STRUCTURE FOR CREATING COMPOSITE STRUCTURES

GOODRICH CORPORATION, Ch...

1. A containment structure for transforming a substrate into a composite structure, the containment structure comprising:a support structure operable to support the substrate, wherein the substrate is annular;
a first gas inlet operable to deliver a gas to an interior of the containment structure, the first gas inlet disposed on a bottom surface of the support structure;
a second gas inlet operable to deliver the gas to the interior of the containment structure, the second gas inlet disposed on the bottom surface of the support structure, a gas outlet operable to remove the gas from the interior of the containment structure, the gas outlet disposed on the bottom surface of the support structure, the gas outlet disposed in between the first gas inlet anti the second gas inlet;
a cover portion operable to be removably attached to the support structure so as to contain the substrate, wherein the cover portion includes a wall extending axially to enclose an outer diameter of the substrate and wherein the cover portion includes a continuous top portion;
wherein, as assembled; the support structure and the substrate define (1) a first open space between the support structure and the substrate; and (2) a second open space between the cover portion and the substrate,
a first spacer component positioned between the substrate and the cover portion to create the second open space, wherein the spacer component comprises a plurality of concentric castellated rings disposed between the substrate and the cover portion, wherein at least one concentric castellated ring in the plurality of concentric castellated rings has a diameter equal to a diameter of the substrate;
a cooling element positioned beneath and in thermal communication with the support structure, the cooling element having an embedded cooling conduit to allow a fluid coolant to flow through the cooling element, the cooling element being thermally coupled to the bottom surface of the substrate support structure, wherein the cooling element comprises a plate having a surface in thermal communication with the support structure, said surface extending horizontally in a first direction, a position of the cooling element being adjustable with respect to the support structure so as to increase or decrease a third space between the position of the cooling element and the support structure, wherein the first gas inlet, the second gas inlet, and the gas outlet extend vertically in a second direction from below the surface of the plate to a location above the surface of the plate; and
a diffuser component positioned between the support structure and the substrate, the diffuser component coupled to the support structure via bolts, the diffuser component having an opening, wherein the gas outlet is positioned coaxially with the diffuser component, wherein the first gas inlet and the second gas inlet are positioned radially outward of the gas outlet, and wherein the first gas inlet and the second gas inlet are positioned to provide the gas, which is delivered to the interior of the containment structure, from below the substrate, and where the gas outlet and the first gas inlet and the second gas inlet are located on a side of the containment structure below the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,655,218

SUBSTRATE PROCESSING APPARATUS, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, AND RECORDING MEDIUM

KOKUSAI ELECTRIC CORPORAT...

1. A substrate processing apparatus, comprising:a first gas supply pipe that supplies a processing gas, which contributes to film formation, to a process chamber;
a second gas supply pipe, disposed inside the process chamber, that includes:
a first end portion connected to the first gas supply pipe;
a plurality of holes through which a first portion of the processing gas is supplied to a substrate processing region; and
a second end portion that extends outside the process chamber and is configured to exhaust a second portion of the processing gas, which is not supplied to the substrate processing region, outside the process chamber;
a first gas exhaust pipe that is connected between the process chamber and an exhaust pipeline, and configured to discharge the first portion of the processing gas from the process chamber;
a second gas exhaust pipe that is connected between the second end portion and the exhaust pipeline, and configured to discharge the second portion of the processing gas from the second gas supply pipe;
a first gas exhaust valve installed in the first gas exhaust pipe and configured to adjust an internal pressure of the process chamber;
a second gas exhaust valve installed in the second gas exhaust pipe and configured to adjust an exhaust pressure of the second gas supply pipe;
a heater configured to heat an interior of the process chamber;
a substrate holder configured to be loaded into the process chamber and horizontally hold a plurality of substrates in a state where the plurality of substrates is arranged in multiple stages in a vertical direction;
a memory configured to store a program for operating the first gas exhaust valve, the second gas exhaust valve, and the heater; and
a processor configured to, based on the program read from the memory:
when the processing gas is supplied to the process chamber, control the first gas exhaust valve to adjust the internal pressure of the process chamber;
when the processing gas is supplied to the process chamber, control the second gas exhaust valve to adjust the exhaust pressure of the second gas supply pipe such that the exhaust pressure of the second gas supply pipe is set to be higher than the internal pressure of the process chamber, and to control a flow velocity of the processing gas such that pyrolysis of the processing gas within the second gas supply pipe is controlled to be uniform within the substrate processing region:
control the first gas exhaust valve and the second gas exhaust valve such that the processing gas is partially supplied through the holes to the substrate processing region and partially exhausted through the second gas exhaust pipe to the exhaust pipeline without being supplied through the holes to the substrate processing region; and
control the heater to set a concentration of the processing gas, which is generated as a result of the pyrolysis of the processing gas by the heater, to be uniform in the substrate processing region in which the substrates are disposed,
wherein the second gas supply pipe is located in a space between an inner wall of the process chamber and the substrate holder and includes an extending part along the vertical direction, and
wherein the holes are located on a side surface of the second gas supply pipe at intervals in the vertical direction.

US Pat. No. 10,655,217

METHOD OF FORMING A PASSIVATION LAYER ON A SUBSTRATE

SPTS Technologies Limited...

1. A method of forming a passivation layer on a substrate, the method comprising the steps of:a) providing a substrate in a processing chamber, the substrate comprising a metallic surface, wherein the metallic surface is a copper, tin or silver surface, or an alloyed surface comprising one or more of copper, tin or silver;
b) depositing at least one organic layer onto the metallic surface by vapour deposition, the organic layer formed from an organic precursor comprising:
a first functional group comprising at least one of: oxygen, nitrogen, phosphorus, sulphur, selenium, tellurium, or silicon; and
a second functional group selected from hydroxyl (—OH) or carboxyl (—COOH);
wherein the first functional group is adsorbed onto the metallic surface; and
c) depositing at least one inorganic layer onto the organic layer by vapour deposition, wherein the second functional group acts as an attachment site for the inorganic layer.

US Pat. No. 10,655,216

PRESSURE CONTROL METHOD

TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED, ...

1. A pressure control method in a film forming apparatus having a plurality of incompletely partitioned processing regions in one vacuum container, comprising:a first adjustment step of adjusting an opening degree of an exhaust valve provided in each of the processing regions, on the basis of a target pressure and a target flow rate determined for each of the processing regions and learning information indicating a relationship between a flow rate, a pressure and an opening degree; and
a second adjustment step of, after the first adjustment step, adjusting an opening degree of the exhaust valve provided in one of the processing regions, on the basis of a detected pressure in the one of the processing regions, while adjusting opening degrees of the exhaust valves provided in remaining processing regions other than the one of the processing regions, on the basis of the target pressure, the target flow rate and the learning information.

US Pat. No. 10,655,214

METHOD OF MAKING A TANTALUM SPUTTER TARGET AND SPUTTER TARGETS MADE THEREBY

Tosoh SMD, Inc., Grove C...

1. A method of making a BCC metal or BCC metal alloy sputter target comprising the steps ofa) providing an ingot, said ingot having a generally cylindrical configuration and having an x, y and z dimensional direction,
(b) compressing said ingot in at least two of said dimensional directions,
(c) cross rolling said ingot along at least one of said dimensional directions,
(d) cutting said ingot resulting from said step (c) perpendicular to a first of said dimensional directions and parallel to a second said dimensional directions to form at least a pair of target blanks, and
(e) cross rolling each of said target blanks.

US Pat. No. 10,655,213

OXIDE SINTERED MATERIAL, METHOD OF PRODUCING OXIDE SINTERED MATERIAL, SPUTTERING TARGET, AND METHOD OF PRODUCING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Sumitomo Electric Industr...

1. An oxide sintered material containing indium, tungsten, and zinc, the oxide sintered material comprising:a first crystal phase that is a main component of the oxide sintered material and includes a bixbyite type crystal phase; and
a second crystal phase having a content of the zinc higher than a content of the zinc in the first crystal phase,
the second crystal phase including particles having an average major axis size of not less than 3 ?m and not more than 50 ?m and having an average aspect ratio of not less than 4 and not more than 50.

US Pat. No. 10,655,212

SPUTTER TRAP HAVING MULTIMODAL PARTICLE SIZE DISTRIBUTION

Honeywell Internatonal In...

1. A sputtering target assembly comprising:a front surface;
a back surface opposite the front surface;
a sputtering target on at least a portion of the front surface;
a backing plate mounted to the sputtering target, the backing plate including a flange extending radially from the sputtering target; and
a sputter trap formed on at least a portion of a front surface of the flange, the sputtering trap including a plurality of particles and having a particle size distribution plot with at least two distinct normal distributions.

US Pat. No. 10,655,211

TOOL WITH MULTI-LAYER ARC PVD COATING

Walter AG, Tubingen (DE)...

1. A tool comprising:a base body selected from hard metal, cermet, ceramics, steel and high speed steel; and
a multi-layer wear protection coating deposited on the base body by a PVD process, wherein the wear protection coating includes a first coat deposited on the base body and having the composition TiaAl(1-a)N, wherein 0.4?a?0.6 and a coating thickness of 0.5 ?m to 4 ?m, a second coat deposited on the first coat and including a sequence of 10 to 80 of each of first layers and second layers alternatingly arranged on top of each other, wherein each of the first and second layers has a layer thickness of from 5 nm to 100 nm, wherein the first layer includes nitrides of elements Ti, Al, Cr and Si, the first layer has a cubic face-centered crystal structure verifiable in an X-ray diffractogram, and wherein the second layer has a composition of TiaAl(1-x)N, wherein 0.4?x?0.6, and at least one further hard material coat disposed above the second coat, and wherein the first and second coats due to the manufacturing method include up to 10 at -% of metals, B, C and/or O as impurities in each layer.

US Pat. No. 10,655,210

ROLL-TO-ROLL SPUTTERING PROCESS WITH HYBRID TARGET AND PRODUCT THEREOF

Ace Medical Technology Co...

1. A roll-to-roll sputtering process with a hybrid target, comprising the following steps of:unwinding a flexible polymer substrate from an unwinding axis;
providing the hybrid target which comprises a first metal and a second metal, and covering an area of the flexible polymer substrate, which is about to be plated with either the first metal or the second metal, with a mask, and sputtering either the first metal or the second metal on another area of the flexible polymer substrate which is not covered by the mask, and then covering the another area of the flexible polymer substrate which is plated with either the first metal or the second metal, and sputtering the other metal on the area of the flexible polymer substrate which has not been plated with either the first metal or the second metal, thereby to sequentially sputter the hybrid target to the flexible polymer substrate for forming a first metal film and a second metal film at different points in time, wherein the first metal and the second metal are connected to each other to form the hybrid target, and the first metal film and the second metal film are adjacently and directly formed on a surface of the flexible polymer substrate;
patterning the first metal film and the second metal film to respectively form a second electrode section and a first electrode section; and
rewinding the flexible polymer substrate with the second electrode section and the first electrode section to a rewinding axis;
wherein the first electrode section is electrically connected to the second electrode section to form a test strip, and the first metal film is a precious metal film and the second metal film is a normal metal film.

US Pat. No. 10,655,209

ELECTROMAGNETIC SHIELD

NORITAKE CO., LIMITED, A...

1. An electromagnetic shield in which an intermediate layer is formed on a glass substrate and an electroconductive layer of Al is formed on the intermediate layer, wherein the electromagnetic shield is characterized in that:after the intermediate layer and the electroconductive layer are formed by sputtering or vacuum deposition, openings in said intermediate layer and said electroconductive layer are formed by wet etching;
the intermediate layer is a layer that is black when seen from a side of the glass substrate;
the intermediate layer consists of a mixture of molybdenum and Al2O3,
the glass substrate is a soda lime glass substrate and a layer of indium tin oxide is formed on glass surfaces at said openings formed by wet etching and on surfaces of the electroconductive layer and the intermediate layer after said openings are formed by wet etching; and
when the electromagnetic shield is left to stand for 1000 hours at a temperature of 60° C. and a relative humidity of 95%, there will be no clouding in the glass surface.

US Pat. No. 10,655,208

SLIDING MEMBER AND PISTON RING

KABUSHIKI KAISHA RIKEN, ...

1. A sliding member used in the presence of a lubricating oil, the sliding member comprising:a base member;
a metal intermediate layer formed on a sliding surface side of the base member;
a layered carbon coating formed on the metal intermediate layer and having a first carbon coating and a second carbon coating layered alternately therein; and
a hard carbon coating formed on the layered carbon coating, the hard carbon coating having a Martens hardness of 6 GPa or more and 30 GPa or less;
wherein under bright-field observation with a transmission electron microscope, an image of the first carbon coating is brighter than an image of the second carbon coating;
wherein T2 is more than 10 nm and 1000 nm or less, and T1/T2 is 0.010 or more and 0.60 or less, where T1 is a thickness of the first carbon coating, and T2 is a thickness of the second carbon coating, and
wherein the hard carbon coating is in contact with the second carbon coating.

US Pat. No. 10,655,207

ATMOSPHERIC-PRESSURE ACETYLENE CARBURIZING FURNACE

Shanghai Yibai Industrial...

1. An atmospheric-pressure acetylene carburizing furnace, comprises:a reaction chamber,
an acetylene intake duct,
an exhaust gas duct,
a control and metering apparatus arranged on the acetylene intake duct,
an exhaust gas measurement apparatus arranged on the exhaust gas duct, and
a computer controller respectively connected to the control and metering apparatus and the exhaust gas measurement apparatus,
wherein after a set temperature is reached in the reaction chamber, the computer controller is configured to turn on the control and metering apparatus according to a set parameter to introduce acetylene into the reaction chamber,
the control and metering apparatus and the exhaust gas measurement apparatus are configured to send acetylene data and exhaust gas measurement data respectively to the computer controller in real time, and
the computer controller is configured to calculate a total amount of carbon in the furnace and an enrichment rate of a workpiece, and adjust an acetylene intake volume according to the calculation result until process requirements are met.

US Pat. No. 10,655,206

SURFACE TREATMENT METHOD OF CERAMIC POWDER USING MICROWAVE PLASMA FOR ENHANCING FLOWABILITY

SEWON HARDFACING CO., LTD...

1. A surface treatment method of a ceramic powder, comprising:generating microwave plasma at atmospheric pressure using microwaves under a flow of a swirl gas and a blow gas in a tubular reactor;
introducing a ceramic powder into the tubular reactor in which the microwave plasma is generated;
allowing gas ions to be evenly adsorbed to the ceramic powder in the microwave plasma; and
collecting and distributing the ceramic powder absorbing the gas ions,
wherein, in allowing gas ions to be evenly adsorbed to the ceramic powder in the microwave plasma, the ceramic powder spirally flows along a flow direction of a swirl gas in the microwave plasma to uniformly absorb the gas ions; and
wherein flowability of the ceramic powder absorbing the gas ions is enhanced compared to the ceramic powder before absorbing the gas ions.

US Pat. No. 10,655,205

APPARATUS FOR REMOVING TOP DROSS OF PLATING POT

POSCO, Pohang-si, Gyeong...

1. An apparatus for removing top dross of a plating pot comprising:a first magnetic wheel mounted in the plating pot;
a second magnetic wheel mounted in the plating pot; and
a third magnetic wheel mounted in the plating pot;
wherein the first magnetic wheel is arranged to linearly reciprocate in the width direction of the plating pot between a snout and air knives based on a longitudinal direction of the plating pot such that a top dross in front of the snout is transferred to both sides of the plating pot,
the second magnetic wheel is arranged to be pivotable on one side based on the width direction of the plating pot behind the air knives based on the longitudinal direction of the plating pot, so that the top dross transferred by the first magnetic wheel is transferred around a rear sidewall of the plating pot, and
the third magnetic wheel is arranged to be pivotable on the other side based on the width direction of the plating pot in front of the air knives based on the longitudinal direction of the plating pot, so that a top dross in front of and on a side of the air knives is transferred around a front sidewall of the plating pot.

US Pat. No. 10,655,204

HOT PRESS FORMED ARTICLE HAVING GOOD ANTI-DELAMINATION, AND PREPARATION METHOD FOR SAME

POSCO, Pohang-si (KR)

1. A hot press formed (HPF) article having an improved delamination resistance, the HPF article comprising:a base steel sheet comprising: carbon (C): 0.18 wt % to 0.25 wt %, silicon (Si): 0.1 wt % to 0.5 wt %, manganese (Mn): 0.9 wt % to 1.5 wt %, phosphorous (P): 0.03 wt % or less, sulfur (S): 0.01 wt % or less, aluminum (Al): 0.01 wt % to 0.05 wt %, chromium (Cr): 0.05 wt % to 0.5 wt %, titanium (Ti): 0.01 wt % to 0.05 wt %, boron (B): 0.001 wt % to 0.005 wt %, nitrogen (N): 0.009 wt % or less, a balance of iron (Fe) and other impurities; and
an aluminum plated layer formed on a surface of the base steel sheet,
wherein the aluminum plated layer comprises: only a single soft diffusion layer comprising ?-Fe and aluminum (Al) solid-solubilized in the ?-Fe; and
the single soft diffusion layer has a hardness of 300 (Hv) to 600 (Hv).

US Pat. No. 10,655,203

PLATED STEEL SHEET

NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION,...

1. A plated steel sheet, comprisingan Al-containing Zn-based plating layer on at least a part of a surface of a steel sheet, wherein:
an average chemical composition of the plating layer and an intermetallic compound layer between the plating layer and the steel sheet is represented by, in terms of mass %, Al: 10% to 40%, Si: 0.05% to 4%, Mg: 0% to 5%, and the balance: Zn and impurities;
the plating layer includes:
a first structure constituted from Al phases containing Zn in solid solution and Zn phases dispersed in the Al phases and having an average chemical composition represented by, in terms of mass %, Al: 25% to 50%, Zn: 50% to 75%, and impurities: less than 2%; and
a eutectoid structure constituted from Al phases and Zn phases and having an average chemical composition represented by, in terms of mass %, Al: 10% to 24%, Zn: 76% to 90%, and impurities: less than 2%;
in a cross section of the plating layer, an area fraction of the first structure is 5% to 40%, and a total area fraction of the first structure and the eutectoid structure is 50% or more;
an area fraction of Zn phases which are structures containing 90% or more of Zn, contained in the plating layer is 25% or less;
a total area fraction of intermetallic compound phases contained in the plating layer is 9% or less; and
a thickness of the intermetallic compound layer is 2 ?m or less.

US Pat. No. 10,655,202

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING ALUMINUM ALLOY MEMBER AND ALUMINUM ALLOY MEMBER MANUFACTURED BY THE SAME

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A method for manufacturing an aluminum alloy member comprising:a heating step of heating an aluminum (Al) alloy containing
magnesium (Mg) at 1.6% by mass or more and 2.6% by mass or less,
zinc (Zn) at 6.0% by mass or more and 7.0% by mass or less,
copper (Cu) or silver (Ag) at 0.5% by mass or less, wherein a total amount of copper (Cu) and silver (Ag) is 0.5% by mass or less,
titanium (Ti) at 0.01% by mass or more and 0.05% by mass or less, and
aluminum (Al) and inevitable impurities as a remainder
at a temperature range of 400° C. or higher and 500° C. or lower;
an extrusion step of hot-extruding the aluminum alloy at the temperature range,
a forming step to physically form the aluminum alloy extruded in the extrusion step into a desired shape at the temperature range; and
a cooling step to cool the formed aluminum alloy at a cooling speed of 4° C./sec or more and 8° C./sec or less to obtain the aluminum alloy member,
wherein, the forming step comprises at least one of bending, crushing, punching, or trimming the extruded aluminum alloy.

US Pat. No. 10,655,200

STEEL MATERIAL AND OIL-WELL STEEL PIPE

Nippon Steel Corporation,...

1. A steel material comprising a chemical composition consisting of, in mass %:C: 0.15 to 0.45%,
Si: 0.10 to 1.0%,
Mn: 0.10 to 0.8%,
P: 0.050% or less,
S: 0.010% or less,
Al: 0.01 to 0.1%,
N: 0.010% or less,
Cr: 0.1 to 2.5%,
Mo: 0.35 to 3.0%,
Co: 0.05 to 2.0%,
Ti: 0.003 to 0.040%,
Nb: 0.003 to 0.050%,
Cu: 0.01 to 0.50%,
Ni: 0.01 to 0.50%,
V: 0 to 0.5%,
B: 0 to 0.003%,
W: 0 to 1.0%,
Ca: 0 to 0.004%,
Mg: 0 to 0.004%, and
rare earth metal: 0 to 0.004%,
with the balance being Fe and impurities, and satisfying Formulae (1) and (2), wherein
a prior-austenite grain diameter of a microstructure is less than 5 ?m,
a block diameter of the microstructure is less than 2 ?m, and
the microstructure contains a total of 90% by volume or more of tempered martensite and tempered bainite:
C+Mn/6+(Cr+Mo+V)/5+(Cu+Ni)/15?Co/6+??0.70  (1)
(3C+Mo+3Co)/(3Mn+Cr)?1.0  (2)
Effective B=B?11(N?Ti/3.4)/14  (3)
where ? in Formula (1) is 0.250 when the effective B defined by Formula (3) (mass %) is 0.0003% or more, or zero when the effective B is less than 0.0003%, and symbols of elements in Formula (1) to Formula (3) are to be substituted by contents of corresponding elements (in mass %).

US Pat. No. 10,655,198

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR RETRIEVING VALUABLE METALS STEP BY STEP FROM WASTE PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD PARTICLES

1. A method for retrieving valuable metals step by step from waste printed circuit board particles, comprising the following steps:1) putting the waste printed circuit board particles into a rotating centrifugal supergravity separation reactor via a feeding hopper, and heating the particles by microwave and holding a temperature between 200˜300° C., and starting a variable frequency motor to drive the rotating centrifugal supergravity separation reactor and control a centrifugal supergravity coefficient between 50˜1000, with the supergravity coefficient of particles in the rotating centrifugal supergravity separation reactor to be changed through altering a rotating speed of the variable frequency motor, and separating for 2˜20 min, a tin-based alloy melting liquid as a product flows out through a filter screen and 1# printed circuit board residues are also obtained;
2) after the separation in step 1), continuously heating the 1# printed circuit board residues and holding a temperature between 330˜430° C., and centrifuging just as the step 1) to obtain a lead-based metal liquid and 2# printed circuit board residues;
3) after the separation in step 2), continuously heating the 2# printed circuit board residues and holding a temperature between 700˜900° C., and centrifuging just as the step 1) to obtain a Zn—Al—Cu alloy liquid and 3# printed circuit board residues;
4) after the separation, in step 3), continuously heating the 3# printed circuit board residues and holding a temperature between 1100˜1300° C., and centrifuging just as the step 1) to obtain a raw copper liquid and 4# printed circuit board residues;
5) after the separation in step 4), pouring out the 4# printed circuit board residues as precious metal enrichment material.

US Pat. No. 10,655,197

DETERMINING THE FERRITE PHASE FRACTION AFTER HEATING OR COOLING OF A STEEL STRIP

PRIMETALS TECHNOLOGIES AU...

1. A method for determining a ferritic phase fraction x? of an at least partly converted steel strip after at least one of heating or cooling of the steel strip, comprising the following method steps in sequence:measuring a width w1 and a temperature T1 of the steel strip, wherein the steel strip has a ferritic phase fraction x?1 during the measurement;
heating or cooling the steel strip, wherein at least a partial phase conversion from a ferritic state ? into an austenitic state ? takes place in the steel strip during heating or at least a partial phase conversion from an austenitic state ? into a ferritic state ? takes place in the steel strip during cooling;
measuring a width w and a temperature T of the at least partly converted steel strip and;
determining the ferritic phase fraction x? of the at least partly converted steel strip through

wherein
T0 is a reference temperature and
?? and ?? are linear coefficients of thermal expansion of ferrite and austenite, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,655,196

AUSTENITIC STEEL HAVING EXCELLENT MACHINABILITY AND ULTRA-LOW TEMPERATURE TOUGHNESS IN WELD HEAT-AFFECTED ZONE, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

POSCO, Pohang-Si, Gyeong...

1. An austenitic steel having improved machinability and ultra-low temperature toughness in a weld heat-affected zone, the austenitic steel comprising:a parent material and a weld heat-affected zone,
wherein the parent material comprises:
15 wt % to 35 wt % of manganese (Mn);
carbon (C) satisfying 23.6C+Mn?28 and 33.5C?Mn?23;
5 wt % or less (excluding 0 wt %) of copper (Cu);
chromium (Cr) satisfying 28.5C+4.4Cr?57 (excluding 0 wt %);
0.012 wt % to 0.13 wt % of nitrogen (N);
0.5 wt % or less (excluding 0 wt %) of niobium (Nb); and
iron (Fe) as well as other unavoidable impurities as a remainder, and
wherein a microstructure of the weld heat-affected zone comprises austenite having an area fraction of 95% or more, and
wherein an area fraction of carbide located at austenite grain boundaries in the weld heat-affected zone is 5% or less.

US Pat. No. 10,655,195

MARTENSITIC STAINLESS STEEL

JFE STEEL CORPORATION, C...

1. A cold rolled martensitic stainless steel sheet comprising a chemical composition consisting of, in mass %:C: 0.027% or more and less than 0.10%,
Si: 0.01% or more and 2.0% or less,
Mn: 0.01% or more and 3.0% or less,
P: 0.050% or less, S: 0.050% or less,
Cr: 10.0% or more and 16.0% or less,
Ni: 0.01% or more and 0.80% or less,
Al: 0.001% or more and 0.50% or less,
N: more than 0.050% and 0.163% or less,
B: 0.0002% or more and 0.0030% or less,
Nb: 0.002% or more and less than 0.05%,
V: 0.01% or more and 0.10% or less, and
optionally one or more selected from, in mass %:
Mo: 0.01% or more and 0.50% or less,
Co: 0.01% or more and 0.50% or less,
Ti: 0.01% or more and 0.50% or less,
Zr: 0.01% or more and 0.50% or less,
Ca: 0.0002% or more and 0.0100% or less, and
Mg: 0.0002% or more and 0.0100% or less, andsatisfying the following relational expressions (1) and (2), and the balance containing Fe and incidental impurities,5×C %?N %?C %  (1)
Nb %+V %?C %+N %  (2)wherein C %, N %, Nb %, and V % indicate respectively the contents of C, N, Nb, and V (mass %) in the steel, and wherein the cold rolled martensitic stainless steel sheet has a tensile strength of 1200 MPa or more, an elongation of 7.5% or more, and an ultimate deformability of 0.5 or more, and a structure of the cold rolled martensitic stainless steel sheet is martensite single phase.

US Pat. No. 10,655,193

GRAIN ORIENTED ELECTRICAL STEEL SHEET, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING GRAIN ORIENTED ELECTRICAL STEEL SHEETS, METHOD FOR EVALUATING GRAIN ORIENTED ELECTRICAL STEEL SHEETS, AND IRON CORE

JFE STEEL CORPORATION, T...

1. A grain oriented electrical steel sheet having a steel sheet and a forsterite film formed on a surface of the steel sheet,wherein:
a total area percentage of defective parts scattered on the forsterite film is in the range of 0.1% to less than 1.5% relative to a surface area of the forsterite film when viewed from above the surface, and
the defective parts do not include a film defect having a visually recognizable size, the visually recognizable size being defined as a circular, elliptical, or similar amorphous defect having an equivalent circular diameter of greater than 200 ?m.

US Pat. No. 10,655,192

HOT-ROLLED STEEL SHEET

NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION,...

1. A hot-rolled steel sheet comprising: by mass %,C: 0.02% to 0.20%;
Si: more than 0% to 0.15%;
Mn: 0.5% to 2.0%;
P: more than 0% to 0.10%;
S: more than 0% to 0.05%;
Cr: 0.05% to 0.5%;
Al: 0.01% to 0.5%;
N: more than 0% to 0.01%;
Ti: 0% to 0.20%;
Nb: 0% to 0.10%;
Cu: 0% to 2.0%;
Ni: 0% to 2.0%;
Mo: 0% to 1.0%;
V: 0% to 0.3%;
Mg: 0% to 0.01%;
Ca: 0% to 0.01%;
REM: 0% to 0.1%; and
B: 0% to 0.01%,
with a remainder consisting of Fe and impurities, in which amounts of Cr and Al added satisfy Expression (1) below,
wherein a metallographic structure has, by % by volume, a ferrite fraction of more than 90% and 98% or less, a martensite fraction of 2% to less than 10%, and, furthermore, a fraction of a residual structure made of one or more of pearlite, bainite, and residual austenite being less than 1%,
the ferrite has an average circle-equivalent diameter of 4 ?m or more and a maximum circle-equivalent diameter of 30 ?m or less, and the martensite has an average circle-equivalent diameter of 6 ?m or more and 10 ?m or less and a maximum circle-equivalent diameter of 20 ?m or less,
where a tensile strength is 590 MPa or more:
[Cr]×5+[Al]?0.50  Expression (1)
here, in Expression (1), [Cr] represents an amount of Cr (mass %), and [Al] represents an amount of Al (mass %).

US Pat. No. 10,655,191

DELIVERY DEVICE USABLE IN LASER PEENING OPERATION, AND ASSOCIATED METHOD

Westinghouse Electric Com...

1. A delivery device comprising:a housing having a hollow cavity formed therein;
an inlet in fluid communication with the cavity and structured to deliver a stream of a fluid to the cavity;
an outlet in fluid communication with the cavity and structured to deliver a flow of the fluid out of the cavity, the outlet comprising a straight section and further comprising at least one of a curved entryway and a tapered region situated upstream of the straight section; and
a delivery mechanism structured to deliver a beam of electromagnetic energy out of the outlet and within the flow, the delivery mechanism comprising a lens and a laser, the lens being structured to receive the beam from the laser and to direct the beam to a focal point.

US Pat. No. 10,655,186

POINT MUTATIONS IN TRK INHIBITOR-RESISTANT CANCER AND METHODS RELATING TO THE SAME

Loxo Oncology, Inc., Sta...

1. A method of treating a subject having a Trk-associated cancer, the method comprising:(a) administering one or more doses of a first Trk inhibitor to the subject for a period of time, wherein the first Trk inhibitor is (S)—N-(5-((R)-2-(2,5-difluorophenyl)pyrrolidin-1-yl)pyrazolo[1,5-a]pyrimidin-3-yl)-3-hydroxypyrrolidine-1-carboxamide sulfate or entrectinib (N-[5-(3,5-difluoro-benzyl)-1H-indazol-3-yl]-4-(4-methylpiperazin-1-yl)-2-(tetrahydro-pyran-4-ylamino)-benzamide); and
(b) after (a), administering a treatment comprising a second Trk inhibitor to the subject, wherein the second Trk inhibitor is (6R,15R)-9-fluoro-15-methyl-2,11,16,20,21,24-hexaazapentacyclo[16.5.2.02.6.07,12.021,25]pentacosa-1(24),7,9,11,18(25),19,22-heptaen-17-one;
wherein the Trk-associated cancer is resistant to the first Trk inhibitor; and
wherein the cancer is selected from the group consisting of: adenocarcinoma, adrenal gland cortical carcinoma, adrenal gland neuroblastoma, anus squamous cell carcinoma, appendix adenocarcinoma, bladder urothelial carcinoma, bile duct adenocarcinoma, bladder carcinoma, bladder urothelial carcinoma, bone chordoma, bone marrow leukemia lymphocytic chronic, bone marrow leukemia non-lymphocytic acute myelocytic, bone marrow lymph proliferative disease, bone marrow multiple myeloma, bone sarcoma, brain astrocytoma, brain glioblastoma, brain medulloblastoma, brain meningioma, brain oligodendroglioma, breast adenoid cystic carcinoma, breast carcinoma, breast ductal carcinoma in situ, breast invasive ductal carcinoma, breast invasive lobular carcinoma, breast metaplastic carcinoma, cervix neuroendocrine carcinoma, cervix squamous cell carcinoma, colon adenocarcinoma, colon carcinoid tumor, duodenum adenocarcinoma, endometrioid tumor, esophagus adenocarcinoma, eye intraocular melanoma, eye intraocular squamous cell carcinoma, eye lacrimal duct carcinoma, fallopian tube serous carcinoma, gallbladder adenocarcinoma, gallbladder glomus tumor, gastroesophageal junction adenocarcinoma, head and neck adenoid cystic carcinoma, head and neck carcinoma, head and neck neuroblastoma, head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, kidney chromophore carcinoma, kidney medullary carcinoma, kidney renal cell carcinoma, kidney renal papillary carcinoma, kidney sarcomatoid carcinoma, kidney urothelial carcinoma, leukemia lymphocytic, liver cholangiocarcinoma, liver hepatocellular carcinoma, lung adenocarcinoma, lung adenosquamous carcinoma, lung atypical carcinoid, lung carcinosarcoma, lung large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma, lung non-small cell lung carcinoma, lung sarcoma, lung sarcomatoid carcinoma, lung small cell carcinoma, lung small cell undifferentiated carcinoma, lung squamous cell carcinoma, lymph node lymphoma diffuse large B cell, lymph node lymphoma follicular lymphoma, lymph node lymphoma mediastinal B-cell, lymph node lymphoma plasmablastic lung adenocarcinoma, lymphoma follicular lymphoma, non-Hodgkin's lymphoma, nasopharynx and paranasal sinuses undifferentiated carcinoma, ovary carcinoma, ovary carcinosarcoma, ovary clear cell carcinoma, ovary epithelial carcinoma, ovary granulosa cell tumor, ovary serous carcinoma, pancreas carcinoma, pancreas ductal adenocarcinoma, pancreas neuroendocrine carcinoma, peritoneum mesothelioma, peritoneum serous carcinoma, placenta choriocarcinoma, pleura mesothelioma, prostate acinar adenocarcinoma, prostate carcinoma, rectum adenocarcinoma, rectum squamous cell carcinoma, skin adnexal carcinoma, skin basal cell carcinoma, skin melanoma, skin Merkel cell carcinoma, skin squamous cell carcinoma, small intestine adenocarcinoma, small intestine gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs), soft tissue angiosarcoma, soft tissue Ewing sarcoma, soft tissue hemangioendothelioma, soft tissue inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor, soft tissue leiomyosarcoma, soft tissue liposarcoma, soft tissue neuroblastoma, soft tissue paraganglioma, soft tissue perivascular epitheliod cell tumor, soft tissue sarcoma, soft tissue synovial sarcoma, stomach adenocarcinoma, stomach adenocarcinoma diffuse-type, stomach adenocarcinoma intestinal type, stomach adenocarcinoma intestinal type, stomach leiomyosarcoma, thymus carcinoma, thymus thymoma lymphocytic, thyroid papillary carcinoma, unknown primary adenocarcinoma, unknown primary carcinoma, unknown primary malignant neoplasm, unknown primary melanoma, unknown primary sarcomatoid carcinoma, unknown primary squamous cell carcinoma, unknown undifferentiated neuroendocrine carcinoma, unknown primary undifferentiated small cell carcinoma, uterus carcinosarcoma, uterus endometrial adenocarcinoma, uterus endometrial adenocarcinoma endometrioid, uterus endometrial adenocarcinoma papillary serous, and uterus leiomyosarcoma.

US Pat. No. 10,655,174

TAGGED MULTI-NUCLEOTIDES USEFUL FOR NUCLEIC ACID SEQUENCING

Roche Sequencing Solution...

1. A compound comprising a single tag covalently linked to a plurality of nucleoside-5?-oligophosphate moieties, wherein the tag is a molecular moiety capable of entering into, becoming positioned in, being captured by, translocating through, and/or traversing a nanopore and producing a nanopore detectable signal, and each nucleoside-5?-oligophosphate moiety is capable of being a substrate for a polymerase, wherein the compound has structural formula (IIIa), (IIIb), or (IIIc):
wherein,
Base is selected from adenosine, cytidine, guanosine, thymidine, and uridine;
R is selected from H and OH;
n is from 1 to 4;
Linker is a linker comprising a covalently bonded chain of 2 to 100 atoms; and
Tag is a molecular moiety capable of producing a detectable signal.

US Pat. No. 10,655,165

ASYMMETRIC HAIRPIN TARGET CAPTURE OLIGOMERS

GEN-PROBE INCORPORATED, ...

1. A method of capturing a target nucleic acid, the method comprising:contacting a sample suspected of containing the target nucleic acid with a target capture oligomer and an immobilized probe;
the target capture oligomer comprising first and second hairpin stem segments, which first and second hairpin stem segments are polyA and polyT segments respectively or vice versa differing in length by at least five nucleobase units flanking a target-binding segment complementary to target nucleic acid, the target capture oligomer being in the form of or formable into a hairpin stem-loop, the stem being formed by intramolecular hybridization of the first and second hairpin stem segments and the target-binding segment constituting the loop;
the immobilized probe comprising an a support bearing a probe comprising a segment complementary to the first or second hairpin stem segment;
wherein if the sample contains the target nucleic acid, the target nucleic acid hybridizes to the target-binding segment separating or keeping separate the first and second hairpin stem segments, as a result of which the first or second hairpin segment hybridizes to the complementary segment on the immobilized probe forming a support-bound capture hybrid thereby capturing the target nucleic acid; and if the sample does not contain the target nucleic acid, the first and second segments are intramolecularly hybridized as a stem.

US Pat. No. 10,655,164

SINGLE MOLECULE DNA SEQUENCING METHOD USING CONFINED NANO-FLUIDIC CHANNEL AND SUB-NANOMETER ELECTRODE GAP

SEAGATE TECHNOLOGY LLC, ...

1. A DNA sequencing device, comprising:a passage having a width and a length;
first and second electrodes exposed within the passage and being spaced apart vertically from each other to form an electrode gap, the electrode gap having a height between the first and second electrodes, the height being no greater than about 2 nm, the height of the gap being smaller than the width of the passage, the DNA sequencing device being operable to measure with the first and second electrodes a change in electronic signal in response to nucleotides of a DNA strand passing through the electrode gap.

US Pat. No. 10,655,160

FORMALDEHYDE GRAPHENE SENSOR

Regents of the University...

1. A formaldehyde sensitive assembly suitable for use in the manufacture of a formaldehyde electrochemical sensor, comprising formaldehyde dehydrogenase attached to a single layer sheet of graphene.

US Pat. No. 10,655,159

MEANS, METHOD AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR DETERMINING THE CONCENTRATION LEVEL OF MICROORGANISMS DURING A FLUID ANALYSIS

1. A locating method for determining the microorganism concentration of a fluid in a Petri dish with a first radius, the Petri dish containing a culture medium, the method comprising:depositing the fluid onto the culture medium to form a seeding line corresponding to a portion of the first radius of the Petri dish;
distributing the fluid contained in the seeding line onto the culture medium by means of a seeding device rotating relative to the Petri dish, the seeding device comprising at least one point of contact with the culture medium;
incubating the Petri dish to permit the growth of the microorganisms on the culture medium; and
identifying adjacent locating zones to locate the presence of microorganisms on the surface of the culture medium, the locating zones covering at least part of the surface of the Petri dish and in which a first locating zone is delimited by the seeding line and a zone boundary line delimiting an identical azimuthal distance travelled on the culture medium by each point of contact of the seeding device starting from the seeding line, wherein the identical azimuthal distance corresponds to movement of the at least one point of contact from the seeding line during notation of the device.

US Pat. No. 10,655,157

MICROBIAL ANALYSIS

KRATOS ANALYTICAL LIMITED...

1. A method of analysing microbes, the method comprising;i) a single extraction step, comprising addition of an organic extraction composition to the microbes to provide extracted material comprising both lipids and proteins,
ii) a sample preparation step, comprising preparation of at least one MALDI sample of lipid analysis incorporating the extracted material and at least one MALDI sample for protein analysis incorporating the extracted material;
iii) a data gathering step, comprising performing MALDI-based mass spectrometry on the at least one MALDI sample for lipid analysis so as to obtain mass spectrometry data on the lipid composition of the microbes and on the at least one MALDI sample for protein analysis so as to obtain mass spectrometry data on the protein composition of the microbes; and
iv) a microbe identification step, comprising analysis of the mass spectrometry data to identify microbial strain.

US Pat. No. 10,655,148

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR HELPER STRAIN-MEDIATED FUNGAL GENOME MODIFICATION

DANISCO US INC, Palo Alt...

1. A method for homologous recombination of a donor DNA with a genomic locus in a Trichoderma sp. cell; the method comprising:(a) generating a heterokaryon between a helper Trichoderma species (sp.) strain and a target Trichoderma sp, strain, wherein the helper Trichoderma sp. strain comprises an expression construct that silences the non-homologous end joining (NHEJ) mechanism, wherein the expression construct silences one or more of: ku80, ku70 and liq 4:
(b) introducing a donor DNA into the heterokaryon, wherein the donor DNA comprises a region of homology to a genomic locus in the target strain sufficient for homologous recombination at the genomic locus;
(c) generating and plating spores from the heterokaryon cells of (b); and,
(d) identifying cells from the plated spores in which (i) the donor DNA has integrated into the genome by homologous recombination at the genomic locus, and (ii) the expression construct that silences the non-homologous end joining (NHEJ) mechanism is not present.

US Pat. No. 10,655,138

THERMOSTABLE RUBISCO ACTIVASE COMPLEXES

Macquarie University, (A...

10. A method of enhancing heat tolerance in a plant comprising introducing the isolated nucleic acid of claim 1 into a plant other than Oryza australiensis and expressing the Rubisco activase, wherein expression of the Rubisco activase in the plant enhances heat tolerance of the plant at 35° C. to 45° C. as compared to a control plant lacking said isolated nucleic acid.

US Pat. No. 10,655,127

RNA AMIDATES AND THIOAMIDATES FOR RNAI

Geron Corporation, Menlo...

1. A pharmaceutical composition comprising:(a) an isolated small interfering RNA (siRNA) comprising an oligonucleotide of 19 to 25 nucleotides in length that is complementary to a target nucleic acid sequence, wherein:
all of the nucleosides of the oligonucleotide are of the formula:

wherein each R1 is independently chosen from fluorine and OR2, R2 is chosen from hydrogen and lower alkyl, and B is chosen from purines, pyrimidines, and analogs thereof; and
at least one internucleoside linkage in the oligonucleotide is a ribo-N3??P5? phosphoramidate (NP) linkage; and
wherein the small interfering RNA is selected from a single-stranded antisense form, or a double-stranded form comprising both sense and antisense strands wherein at least one strand comprises the oligonucleotide; and
(b) a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,655,124

PROXIMITY BASED METHODS FOR SELECTION OF BINDING PARTNERS

The Scripps Research Inst...

1. A method for identifying a binding partner that binds to a target polypeptide, comprising (a) generating a first construct expressing a first fusion molecule comprising the target polypeptide containing a first transmembrane domain (TM), and a second construct expressing a combinatorial library of second fusion molecules each comprising a candidate binding partner linked to a second transmembrane domain (TM), wherein one of the fusion molecules further comprises an enzyme, and the other fusion molecule further comprises a substrate sequence of the enzyme and an activator of an artificial signaling pathway, (b) expressing the first construct and the second construct in a host cell to generate a population of cells, wherein each cell has the first fusion molecule and a second fusion molecule co-localized to the plasma membrane, (c) selecting a cell from the population of cells in which the artificial signaling pathway is activated, and (d) identifying the second fusion molecule in the selected cell; thereby identifying a binding partner of the target polypeptide, wherein the target polypeptide is a cellular receptor, and the binding partner is a ligand of the receptor.

US Pat. No. 10,655,121

GALVANOTAXIS ASSAY FOR QUANTITATIVE ASSESSMENT OF METASTATIC POTENTIAL OF CANCER CELLS

Ohio State Innovation Fou...

1. A system for controlling metastasis comprised of:a function generator;
a first row of a plurality of assay wells;
a second row of a plurality of assay wells;
an electromagnetic coil operably connected to the function generator and placed in between the first and second rows of assay wells and adjacent to each of the plurality of assay wells, the electromagnetic coil having a first end and a second end and wherein the electromagnetic coil induces an electric field when a waveform is applied to the electromagnetic coil by the function generator;
a plurality of well inserts each having a porous membrane, wherein each of the plurality of well inserts are adapted for placement into one of the plurality of assay wells so that each of the assay wells are divided into a lower and upper compartment; and
wherein the waveform induces an electric field across each of the porous membranes of each of the well inserts when placed in each of the plurality of assay wells.

US Pat. No. 10,655,108

CELL-DERIVED VIRAL VACCINES WITH LOW LEVELS OF RESIDUAL CELL DNA

Seqirus UK Limited, Berk...

1. A method of preparing an influenza vaccine with less than 10 ng per 0.5 ml residual DNA fragments of less than 300 base pairs, wherein the vaccine is formulated in a sub-virion form comprising immunogenic proteins derived from an influenza virus propagated on a cell culture, comprising:(i) treating the influenza virus with an alkylating agent that inactivates the influenza virus and degrades residual functional cell culture DNA, wherein the degradation is performed at a temperature that degrades the residual functional cell culture DNA into fragments of less than 300 base pairs in length, and wherein the alkylating agent is ?-propiolactone (BPL);
(ii) disrupting or fragmenting the influenza virus from step (i) with a disrupting concentration of a splitting agent, wherein the splitting agent comprises cetyltrimethylammonium bromide (CTAB); and
(iii) isolating the immunogenic proteins.

US Pat. No. 10,655,106

SC-BETA CELLS AND COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR GENERATING THE SAME

President and Fellows of ...

1. A device comprising a population of non-native pancreatic ? cells, wherein the non-native pancreatic ? cells exhibit an in vitro glucose-stimulated insulin secretion response to a glucose challenge, wherein the non-native pancreatic ? cells do not express at least one of somatostatin and glucagon, and wherein the device is configured to produce and release insulin when implanted into a subject.

US Pat. No. 10,655,104

METHOD FOR IN VIVO, EX VIVO AND IN VITRO REPAIR AND REGENERATION OF CARTILAGE AND COLLAGEN AND BONE REMODELING

The Board of Trustees of ...

1. A hydrostatic pressure vessel comprising human chondrocytes isolated from a human having osteoarthritis, wherein the chondrocytes are present within a scaffold.

US Pat. No. 10,655,102

IDENTIFICATION AND ISOLATION OF HUMAN CORNEAL ENDOTHELIAL CELLS (HCECS)

Emmetrope Ophthalmics LLC...

11. A composition comprising: (a) human corneal cells; (b) a first positive affinity reagent that selectively binds to human corneal endothelial cells relative to human corneal endothelial cells that have undergone a fibroblastic transformation, wherein said positive affinity reagent comprises an antibody that binds to CD56 surface protein, an antibody that binds to CD166 surface protein, an antibody that binds to CAR surface protein, or an antibody that binds to CD248 surface protein, and (c) a second positive affinity reagent that selectively binds to human corneal endothelial cells relative to human corneal endothelial cells that have undergone a fibroblastic transformation and selecting cells to which the second positive affinity reagent is bound, wherein the second positive affinity reagent differs from the first positive affinity reagent.

US Pat. No. 10,655,098

CELL CULTURE SYSTEM

PRESIDENT AND FELLOWS OF ...

28. A system for maintaining the viability of intestinal cells and bacterial cells in co-culture comprising:a) a fluidic device having a fluid channel connected to a fluid source, the fluid source supplying culture media to the fluid channel;
b) a membrane positioned within the channel between membrane support elements;
c) pre-cultured layer of intestinal epithelial cells attached to at least one surface of the membrane, said layer exhibiting barrier function; and
d) viable bacterial cells, at least a portion of which are adhered to said viable intestinal epithelial cells so as to create a co-culture; and
wherein the fluidic device is configured to supply the culture media at a flow rate sufficient to cause clearance of organic acids produced by said bacterial cells, and of bacterial cells that are not adhered to said intestinal cells, such that more than 95% of the intestinal epithelial cells remain viable after at least 48 hours with said bacterial cells.

US Pat. No. 10,655,097

T-CELL CULTURE DOUBLE BAG ASSEMBLY

Saint-Gobain Performance ...

1. A bag comprising;a gas-permeable outer bag comprising an O2- and CO2-permeable porous film and having a fluid-accessible interior volume, the outer bag having a first port and a second port attached thereto, each of the first and second port providing a fluid connection to the interior volume of the outer bag; and
a gas-permeable, framed inner bag disposed within the outer bag, the inner bag having a fluid-accessible interior volume, the inner bag comprising a sheet of an O2- and CO2-permeable porous film having a third port attached thereto that passes through the interior volume of the outer bag to the inner bag, the framed inner bag being supported by a frame,
wherein
the inner bag is smaller in size in all dimensions than the outer bag, and is connected to the outer bag only through the third port, such that the inner bag is configured to be surrounded in all directions by media disposed in the interior volume of the outer bag,
the inner bag has a pore size that allows for movement of media between the inner bag and the outer bag,
the outer bag has a pore size sufficient to contain media within the outer bag, and
the pore size of the inner bag is larger than the pore size of the outer bag.

US Pat. No. 10,655,095

ENHANCED MACROALGAL PHOTOBIOREACTOR, ALGAE SCRUBBER, AND SEAWEED CULTIVATOR METHODS AND APPARATUSES—WATER DELIVERY STRUCTURES

1. An apparatus for supporting macroalgal attachment material and supplying water to a macroalgal attachment surface, comprising:a macroalgal attachment material defining a macroalgal attachment surface configured to hold solid macroalgal roots and to allow liquids to flow;
a macroalgal settlement structure defining a macroalgal settlement surface;
a water delivery structure, the water delivery structure intersecting the macroalgal settlement surface;
a positioning mechanism, the positioning mechanism configured to position the macroalgal attachment material such that the macroalgal attachment surface receives water from the water delivery structure;
an attachment mechanism, the attachment mechanism configured to couple the macroalgal settlement structure to the water delivery structure and to align the macroalgal settlement surface such that macroalgae is enabled to travel from the macroalgal attachment surface to the macroalgal settlement surface.

US Pat. No. 10,655,092

EXFOLIATING MINERAL SOAP

1. A solid exfoliating mineral soap comprising:a solidified cleansing surfactant base;
a first quantity of exfoliating agent;
a second quantity of exfoliating agent; and
a water soluble muscle relaxing agent;
the first quantity of exfoliating agent being uniformly dispersed throughout the cleansing surfactant base with a first concentration;
the second quantity of exfoliating agent being concentrated on a first external surface of the cleansing surfactant base with a second concentration;
the second concentration being larger than the first concentration so as to render the first quantity of exfoliating agent and the second quantity of exfoliating agent being conjointly dispersed throughout the cleansing surfactant base in a nonuniform manner;
the water soluble muscle relaxing agent being concentrated on a second external surface of the cleansing surfactant base, the first external surface and the second external surface being located opposite to each other; and
the water soluble muscle relaxing agent comprising magnesium chloride.

US Pat. No. 10,655,091

THIOPHENE AZO DYES AND LAUNDRY CARE COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING THE SAME


US Pat. No. 10,655,087

POLISH REMOVER FORMULATIONS

1. A method for promoting the polish removing performance of a polish remover formulation, comprising including a blend comprising at least two glycerol ketal derivatives of formula I below:
wherein:
R1 and R2, independently from one another, are selected in the group consisting of: hydrogen or a linear or branched C1-C12 alkyl, a C4-C12 cycloalkyl or an aryl, and
R3 is H, a linear or branched alkyl, a cycloalkyl or a C(?O)R4 group, with R4 being a linear or branched C1-C4 alkyl or a C5-C6 cycloalkyl,
as solvent in the polish remover formulation, wherein the formulation also comprises water.

US Pat. No. 10,655,086

CATALYZED NON-STAINING HIGH ALKALINE CIP CLEANER

Ecolab USA Inc., Saint P...

1. A corrosion inhibiting and non-staining composition comprising:an alkali metal hydroxide alkalinity source, wherein the pH of a use solution of the composition is at least about 12;
from about 0.1 weight percent to about 50 weight percent of at least one chelant, wherein the at least one chelant is gluconic acid;
from about 0.001 weight percent to about 1 weight percent of a catalyst capable of decomposing an active oxygen source, wherein the catalyst is iron sulfate;a nonionic surfactant; andwater;wherein the composition is free of phosphates.

US Pat. No. 10,655,085

STEARYL AND LAURYL DIMONIUMHYDROXY ALKYL POLYGLUCOSIDES FOR ENHANCED FOOD SOIL REMOVAL

Ecolab USA Inc., Saint P...

1. A method of manufacturing a cleaning composition comprising:combining a primarily C12 quaternary functionalized alkyl polyglucoside selected from the group consisting of: stearyldimoniumhydroxypropyl laurylglucosides chloride and lauryldimoniumhydroxypropyl cocoglucosides chloride, with between about 4% and about 8% by weight of a water conditioning agent, and with water.

US Pat. No. 10,655,084

PARTICULATE LAUNDRY SOFTENING AND FRESHENING WASH ADDITIVE

1. A composition comprising:(i) a plurality of first particles comprising:
about 25% to about 94% by weight a water soluble first carrier; and
a perfume;
wherein each of said first particles has a mass from about 1 mg to about 1 g;
(ii) a plurality of second particles comprising:
about 25% to about 94% by weight a water soluble second carrier;
about 5% to about 45% by weight a quaternary ammonium compound formed from a parent fatty acid compound having an Iodine Value from about 18 to about 60; and
about 0.5% to about 10% by weight a cationic polymer;
wherein each of said second particles has a mass from about 1 mg to about 1 g;
wherein said first particles and said second particles are in a package; and
wherein said second particles are homogeneously structured particles.

US Pat. No. 10,655,083

METHOD OF PROCESSING ETHANOL BYPRODUCTS AND RELATED SUBSYSTEMS

GS CLEANTECH CORPORATION,...

1. A method of recovering oil in a dry milling corn-to ethanol plant, the method comprising:dry milling corn at the ethanol manufacturing facility by converting starch in the corn to sugar;
fermenting the sugar to produce ethanol and whole stillage;
separating the whole stillage in a separator to produce a distillers wet grains and a thin stillage, wherein each of the distillers wet grains and the thin stillage contain corn oil;
evaporating the thin stillage in an evaporator in the ethanol manufacturing facility to remove water and form a concentrated byproduct, wherein the concentrated byproduct contains corn oil;.
centrifuging the concentrated byproduct in a centrifuge located downstream from the evaporator in the ethanol manufacturing facility to separate at least a portion of the corn oil from the concentrated byproduct, wherein the concentrated byproduct has a moisture content of greater than 60% and less than 85% by weight; and recovering the separated oil from the centrifuge.

US Pat. No. 10,655,082

OIL COMPRISING POLYUNSATURATED FATTY ACIDS

Commonwealth Scientific a...

1. A process for producing extracted plant lipid comprising the steps of:i) obtaining a Brassica napus seed comprising extractable lipid having a total fatty acid content comprising fatty acids in an esterified form, the fatty acids comprising oleic acid, palmitic acid, a total ?6 fatty acid content which comprises linoleic acid (LA) and ?-linolenic acid (GLA), a total ?3 fatty acid content which comprises ?-linolenic acid (ALA), stearidonic acid (SDA), docosapentaenoic acid (DPA), docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and eicosatetraenoic acid (ETA), wherein
a) EPA, DPA and DHA, and optionally arachidonic acid (ARA), are each present at a level in the total fatty acid content, each level being expressed as a percentage of the total fatty acid content, whereby the sum total of the levels of ARA, EPA, DPA and DHA in the extractable lipid is between 7% and 25% of the total fatty acid content,
b) eicosatrienoic acid (ETrA) is present in the extractable lipid at a level of between 0.05% and 3% of the total fatty acid content,
c) palmitic acid is present in the extractable lipid at a level of between 2% and 16% of the total fatty acid content,
d) oleic acid is present in the extractable lipid at a level of between 1% and 30%, or between 30% and 60%, of the total fatty acid content,
e) LA is present in the extractable lipid at a level of between 4% and 35% of the total fatty acid content,
f) GLA is present in the extractable lipid at a level of less than 4% of the total fatty acid content,
g) ALA is present in the extractable lipid at a level of between 2% and 16% of the total fatty acid content,
h) the total saturated fatty acid content of the extractable lipid is between 4% and 25% of the total fatty acid content,
i) the ratio of the total ?6 fatty acid content to the total ?3 fatty acid content of the extractable lipid is between 0.1 and 3.0,
j) myristic acid, if present, is present in the extractable lipid at a level of less than 1% of the total fatty acid content, and
k) DHA is esterified in the form of triacylglycerols (TAG), wherein at least 70% of the DHA which is esterified in the form of TAG is esterified at the sn-1 or sn-3 position of the TAG, and
ii) extracting lipid from the Brassica napus seed to thereby produce extracted plant lipid.

US Pat. No. 10,655,081

DEFOAMING AGENT AND LUBRICATING OIL COMPOSITION

1. A defoaming agent comprisinga polymer,
the polymer comprising:
a repeating unit represented by the following general formula (1); and
a repeating unit represented by the following general formula (3):

wherein in the general formula (1), X1 is a repeating unit obtainable by polymerization of a first ethylenic unsaturated group; Y1 is a side chain comprising a linear or branched polysiloxane structure, the polysiloxane structure comprising a repeating unit represented by the following general formula (2) and having a polymerization degree of 5 to 300; and Z1 is a linking group linking the repeating unit X1 and the side chain Y1;

wherein in the general formula (2), R1 and R2 are each independently an organic group having a carbon number of 1 to 18; and

wherein in the general formula (3), X2 is a repeating unit obtainable by polymerization of a second ethylenic unsaturated group; Y2 is a C1-30 hydrocarbyl side chain; and Z2 is a linking group linking the repeating unit X2 and the side chain Y2;
the polymer further comprising a repeating unit represented by the following general formula (4):
wherein in the general formula (4), X3 is a repeating unit obtainable by polymerization of a third ethylenic unsaturated group; Y3 is a side chain comprising 3 or more fluorine atoms; and Z3 is a linking group linking the repeating unit X3 and the side chain Y3.

US Pat. No. 10,655,080

CORN SYRUP, AN INVERSION AID FOR WATER-IN-OIL POLYMER EMULSIONS

Ecolab USA Inc., St. Pau...

1. A method of inverting a water-in-oil emulsion comprising contacting an aqueous liquid with water-in-oil emulsion comprising a polymer and from about 5 wt. % to about 25 wt. % corn syrup, whereby the water-in-oil emulsion inverts and releases the polymer and wherein the aqueous liquid comprises a high salinity brine.

US Pat. No. 10,655,079

LUBRICANT COMPOSITION

BASF SE, Ludwigshafen (D...

1. A lubricant composition comprising:a base oil present in an amount of greater than 70 parts by weight per 100 parts by weight of said lubricant composition; and
an antioxidant having the structure:

wherein each X is independently CH or N, so long wherein as at least one X is N;
wherein A is an electron donating group that:
(1) has an atom having at least one lone pair of electrons that is bonded directly to the aromatic ring; or
(2) is an aryl or alkyl group; and
wherein Z is chosen from a hydrogen atom and an electron donating group that has an atom having at least one lone pair of electrons that is bonded directly to the aromatic ring or is an aryl or alkyl group.

US Pat. No. 10,655,078

FATTY AMINE ETHOXYLATE IN POLYALKYLENE GLYCOL BASED ENGINE OILS

Dow Global Technologies L...

1. A composition comprising a polyalkylene glycol and a fatty amine ethoxylate, wherein the is at polyalkylene glycol is a butanol-initiated polyalkylene glycol and is at least 95 weight percent of the composition and the fatty amine ethoxylate having a non-cyclic structure of structure (I):where R is a linear, non-cyclic carbon-containing group with that is free of nitrogen, x and y are selected from a group consisting of zero and positive values provided that the sum of x and y are in a range of 8-20, and wherein the fatty amine ethoxylate is at least 4 weight percent relative to a combined weight of the polyalkylene glycol and a fatty amine ethoxylate.

US Pat. No. 10,655,077

FORMING ASPHALT FRACTIONS FROM THREE-PRODUCT DEASPHALTING

ExxonMobil Research and E...

1. A method for processing a heavy oil fraction, comprising:separating a vacuum gas oil fraction and a vacuum resid fraction from a heavy oil feedstock;
performing solvent deasphalting using a C3 or C4 solvent under first solvent deasphalting conditions on at least a portion of the vacuum resid fraction to produce a first deasphalted oil and a first deasphalter residue;
performing solvent deasphalting on at least a portion of the first deasphalted oil under second solvent deasphalting conditions to form a second deasphalted oil and a second deasphalter resin, the second solvent deasphalting conditions comprising higher yield deasphalting conditions than the first solvent deasphalting conditions;
forming a product slate from at least a portion of a) the vacuum gas oil fraction, b) the first deasphalter residue, c) the second deasphalted oil, and d) the second deasphalter resin, the product slate comprising an asphalt fraction and one or more fuels feeds, lubricant feeds, or a combination thereof, a volume of the product slate comprising 95 vol % or more of a combined volume of the vacuum gas oil fraction and the vacuum resid fraction;
performing further processing on the one or more fuels feeds, lubricant feeds, or a combination thereof, the further processing comprising hydroprocessing, fluid catalytic cracking, or a combination thereof; and
incorporating the asphalt fraction into an asphalt product.

US Pat. No. 10,655,074

MULTI-STAGE PROCESS AND DEVICE FOR REDUCING ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATES IN HEAVY MARINE FUEL OIL

Magema Technology LLC, H...

1. A process for reducing the environmental contaminants in a Feedstock Heavy Marine Fuel Oil, the process comprising: contacting a Feedstock Heavy Marine Fuel Oil with a ionic liquid under extractive desulfurizing conditions to give a pre-treated Feedstock Heavy Marine Fuel Oil; mixing a quantity of the pre-treated Feedstock Heavy Marine Fuel Oil with a quantity of Activating Gas mixture to give a Feedstock Mixture; contacting the Feedstock Mixture with one or more catalysts under desulfurizing conditions to form a Process Mixture from said Feedstock Mixture; receiving said Process Mixture and separating a Product Heavy Marine Fuel Oil from any gaseous components and any by-product hydrocarbon components of the Process Mixture and, discharging the Product Heavy Marine Fuel Oil.

US Pat. No. 10,655,073

DEMULSIFIERS FOR SEPARATION OF WATER FROM OIL AND PREPARATION THEREOF

Council of Scientific and...

1. A process for demulsification of crude oil, said process comprising treating crude oil with a copolymer solution in the range of 20-1000 ppm of crude oil emulsion, in the temperature range of 25-40° C. to obtain demulsified crude oil having oil with <1% water, and Water <100 ppm oil;wherein the co-polymer solution comprises a co-polymer of styrene and sodium acrylate, styrene and sodium fumarate, or styrene and 4-vinyl pyridine in a non-polar solvent.

US Pat. No. 10,655,072

PYROLYSIS FURNACE TUBES

ExxonMobil Chemical Paten...

1. A pyrolysis process, comprising:(a) providing a pyrolysis furnace, the pyrolysis furnace comprising at least one radiant tube, wherein the radiant tube includes (i) a tubular member comprising a first steam cracker alloy which includes aluminum, the first tubular member having inner and outer surfaces, and (ii) one or more mixing elements in surface contact with the inner surface of the tubular member, at least one of the mixing elements comprising a second steam cracker alloy which includes aluminum;
(b) providing hydrocarbon and steam;
(c) combining at least a portion of the hydrocarbon with at least a portion of the steam to produce a hydrocarbon+steam mixture, and introducing the hydrocarbon+steam mixture into the radiant tube; and
(d) exposing the hydrocarbon+steam mixture in the radiant tube to pyrolysis conditions to thermally crack at least a portion of the hydrocarbon; the tubular member's aluminum content being sufficient for forming an alumina-containing carburization-resistant scale on the tubular member's inner surface under the pyrolysis conditions, and the second tubular member's aluminum content being sufficient for forming an alumina-containing carburization-resistant scale on the mixing element under the pyrolysis conditions; and wherein before step (d),the first steam cracker alloy comprises ?2.0 wt. % aluminum, based on the weight of the first steam cracker alloy, and the second steam cracker alloy comprises ?2.0 wt. % aluminum, based on the weight of the second steam cracker alloy.

US Pat. No. 10,655,071

ETHYLENE FURNACE PROCESS AND SYSTEM

SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES...

1. A method for estimating the coking rate in an ethane cracking furnace to produce ethylene comprising the steps of:estimating a coking rate for the cracking process in the furnace based on a coking model, wherein the coking model comprises a pyrolytic coking term wherein pyrolytic coke is formed and a catalytic coking term wherein catalytic coke is formed;
performing at least a portion of the cracking process;
receiving a parameter for the process;
providing a concentration of ethylene (cethylene) and of a coking agent (ca*); and
adjusting an operation of the process based on the parameter;
wherein the parameter comprises at least one member selected from the group consisting of a tube metal temperature, and a pressure drop associated with a tube, wherein the catalytic coking term is based on a surface concentration of catalytically active sites;
wherein the catalytic coking term is based on the concentration of ethylene (cethylene) and the pyrolytic coking term is based on the concentration of coking agent (ca*);
wherein the coking rate (rcoking(z)) is defined for the coking model as in equation (1)
?coking(z)=kcca·(z)+kcat?cat(z)cethylene(z), z?[0,L]  (1)
wherein the surface concentration of catalytically active sites, Ccat can change with time due to pyrolytic coke formation, as follows:

wherein Ccatmax is the maximum surface concentration of catalytically active sites and with the initial condition:
?cat(z)=1, z?[0,L], t=0.

US Pat. No. 10,655,070

HYBRID THERMAL PROCESS TO SEPARATE AND TRANSFORM CONTAMINATED OR UNCONTAMINATED HYDROCARBON MATERIALS INTO USEFUL PRODUCTS, USES OF THE PROCESS, MANUFACTURING OF THE CORRESPONDING SYSTEM AND PLANT

1. A continuous thermal process for reclaiming useful products from a waste oil comprising solids, contaminants, and/or additives, the process comprising:performing thermal separation on the waste oil in a flash drum by heating the waste oil to a temperature below the cracking temperature of the waste oil and at a pressure below atmospheric pressure, comprised between 0.05 and 0.95 atmosphere, to obtain a first heavy oil vapor fraction and a second light oil gaseous fraction, said second light oil gaseous fraction having, in comparison with the waste oil, a lower content in solids, contaminants, and/or additives that are different from water and from inert gas;
condensing the first heavy oil vapor fraction that exits the flash drum on a cooler surface of a dephlegmator and/or of a self-refluxing condenser directly mounted on the flash drum to provide a condensed liquid that falls back directly into the bottom part of the flash drum, while the second light oil gaseous fraction passes through the dephlegmator and/or of a self-refluxing condenser directly mounted on the flash drum;
separating the second light oil gaseous fraction into a water phase, an oil phase, and gas phase;
adding at least one inert gas or at least one component that may become an inert gas by heating in the waste oil and/or in the flash drum, optionally in an amount that represents 1 to 15% weight of the waste oil;
recovering a first heavy oil liquid fraction at the bottom of the flash drum; and
submitting the first heavy oil liquid fraction to a cracking treatment.

US Pat. No. 10,655,068

GAS METER SYSTEM AND HEATING VALUE DERIVATION METHOD

TOKYO GAS CO., Ltd., Min...

1. A gas meter system, comprising:a gas meter;
a gas production plant; and
a center device, wherein
the gas meter includes a sound velocity derivation unit configured to derive a sound velocity of a gas supplied to a demand place,
the gas production plant includes:
a gas production unit configured to produce the gas;
a gas chromatograph configured to analyze a component of the gas produced by the gas production unit; and
a gas characteristic identification unit configured to identify a gas characteristic representing a relationship between the sound velocity and a heating value of the gas based on an analysis result of the component of the gas produced by the gas production unit, and
the center device includes a heating value derivation unit configured to derive the heating value of the gas used in the gas meter based on the sound velocity of the gas, which is derived by the sound velocity derivation unit of the gas meter, and on the gas characteristic identified by the gas characteristic identification unit.

US Pat. No. 10,655,067

DEVICE FOR REGULATING THE ENTRY OF LIGHT

Merck Patent GmbH, Darms...

1. A device for regulating the entry of light into a room, comprising:a switchable layer S having a thickness d of greater than 12 ?m, comprising a liquid-crystalline medium which comprises at least one dichroic compound, where the following applies to the thickness d of layer S and the optical anisotropy ?n of the liquid-crystalline medium of layer S:
d<1 ?m/?n
and where the molecules of the liquid-crystalline medium of layer S are in a twisted nematic state in the switching state of the device without an applied electrical voltage or in the switching state of the device with an applied electrical voltage;
wherein the dielectric anisotropy AE of the liquid-crystalline medium is less than ?3;
wherein the liquid-crystalline medium comprises one or more chiral compounds;
wherein said device has only one switchable layer S; and
wherein the twist of the orientation axes of the molecules of the liquid-crystalline medium of layer S in the twisted nematic state, over the entire layer thickness, is between 100° and 260°, or the twist of the orientation axes of the molecules of the liquid-crystalline medium of layer S in the twisted nematic state, over the entire layer thickness, is between 270° and 1800°.

US Pat. No. 10,655,066

OPTICAL ISOMER

DIC Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. An optical film,which comprises a structural unit derived from a compound represented by the following general formula (I-A-111), a structural unit derived from a compound represented by the following general formula (I-A-221), a structural unit derived from a compound represented by the following general formula (I-A-121), and a structural unit derived from a compound represented by the following general formula (I-A-211):

wherein P1 and P2 respectively represent a group selected from the formulae (P-1) to (P-3):
and A11, A12, and A21 each independently represent a 1,4-phenylene group or a 1,4-cyclohexylene group, wherein the group may be unsubstituted or substituted with one or more substituents L's, and L represents a fluorine atom, a chlorine atom, a bromine atom, an iodine atom, a pentafluorosulfuranyl group, a nitro group, a cyano group, an isocyano group, an amino group, a hydroxyl group, a mercapto group, a methylamino group, a dimethylamino group, a diethylamino group, a diisopropylamino group, a trimethylsilyl group, a dimethylsilyl group, a thioisocyano group, or a linear or branched alkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms in which one —CH2— group or two or more —CH2— groups that are not adjacent to each other each may be independently substituted by —O—, —S—, —CO—, —COO—, —OCO—, —CO—S—, —S—CO—, —O—CO—O—, —CO—NH—, —NH—CO—, —CH?CH—COO—, —CH?CH—OCO—, —COO—CH?CH—, —OCO—CH?CH—, —CH?CH—, —CF?CF—, or —C?C—, and one or more of arbitrary hydrogen atoms in the alkyl group may be substituted by a fluorine atom, or L represents a group represented by the following formula (I-RL):wherein, PL represents a group selected from the above formulae (P-1) to (P-3), RSL represents a linear or branched alkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms in which one —CH2— group or two or more —CH2— groups that are not adjacent to each other each may be independently substituted by —O—, —S—, —CO—, —COO—, —OCO—, —CO—S—, —S—CO—, —O—CO—O—, —CO—NH—, —NH—CO—, —CH?CH—COO—, —CH?CH—OCO—, —COO—CH?CH—, —OCO—CH?CH—, —CH?CH—, —CF?CF—, or —C?C—, and one or more of arbitrary hydrogen atoms in the alkyl group may be substituted by a fluorine atom or a chlorine atom, SpL represents an alkylene group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, wherein plural SpL groups, if present, may be the same or different, XL represents —O—, —S—, —OCH2—, —CH2O—, —CO—, —COO—, —OCO—, —CO—S—, —S—CO—, —O—CO—O—, —CO—NH—, —NH—CO—, —SCH2—, —CH2S—, —CF2O—, —OCF2—, —CF2S—, —SCF2—, —CH?CH—COO—, —CH?CH—OCO—, —COO—CH?CH—, —OCO—CH?CH—, —COO—CH2CH2—, —OCO—CH2CH2—, —CH2CH2—COO—, —CH2CH2—OCO—, —COO—CH2—, —OCO—CH2—, —CH2—COO—, —CH2—OCO—, —CH?CH—, —CH?N—N?CH—, —CF?CF—, —C?C—, or a single bond, wherein plural XL groups, if present, may be the same or different, kL represents an integer of 0 to 10, and nL1 and nL2 each independently represent an integer of 0 to 8), wherein plural L groups, if present in the compound, may be the same or different, and Z11 and Z12 each independently represent —OCH2—, —CH2O—, —CH2CH2—, —COO—, —OCO—, —CO—NH—, —NH—CO—, —CH?CH—COO—, —CH?CH—OCO—, —COO—CH?CH—, —OCO—CH?CH—, —COO—CH2CH2—, —OCO—CH2CH2—, —CH2CH2—COO—, —CH2CH2—OCO—, or a single bond;
wherein P1 and P2 respectively represent the same meanings as in P1 and P2 in the general formula (I-A-111), and A11, A12, A21, Z11, and Z12 respectively represent the same meanings as in A11, A12, Z11, and Z12 in the general formula (I-A-111);

wherein P1 and P2 respectively represent the same meanings as in P1 and P2 the general formula (I-A-111), and A11, A12 and Z12 respectively represent the same meanings as in A11, A12, A21, Z11, and Z12 in the general formula (I-A-111); and

wherein P1 and P2 respectively represent the same meanings as in P1 and P2 in the general formula (I-A-111), and A11, A12, A21, Z11, and Z12 respectively represent the same meanings as in A11, A12, A21, Z11, and Z12 in the general formula (I-A-111).

US Pat. No. 10,655,065

LIQUID CRYSTAL COMPOSITION AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE

JNC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A liquid crystal composition comprising:at least one compound selected from compounds represented by formula (1) as a first component; and
at least one compound selected from compounds represented by formula (2) as a second component, and the liquid crystal composition has a nematic phase,

wherein R1 is an alkyl having a carbon number from 1 to 12 or an alkenyl having a carbon number from 2 to 12, and in these groups at least one —CH2— may be substituted by —O—; R2 and R3 are each an alkyl having a carbon number from 1 to 12, an alkoxy having a carbon number from 1 to 12, an alkenyl having a carbon number from 2 to 12, an alkyl having a carbon number from 1 to 12 in which at least one hydrogen is substituted by fluorine or chlorine, or an alkenyl having a carbon number from 2 to 12 in which at least one hydrogen is substituted by fluorine or chlorine; ring A is tetrahydropyran-2,5-diyl or 1,3-dioxane-2,5-diyl; ring B is an independent 1,4-cyclohexylene, 1,4-cyclohexenylene, 1,4-phenylene, 2-fluoro-1,4-phenylene, 2,3-difluoro-1,4-phenylene, 2,6-difluoro-1,4-phenylene, pyrimidine-2,5-diyl, 1,3-dioxane-2,5-diyl or tetrahydropyran-2,5-diyl; Z1 and Z2 are each a single bond, ethylene, methyleneoxy, carbonyloxy, or difluoromethyleneoxy, wherein at least one of Z1 and Z2 is difluoromethyleneoxy; X1 and X2 are each either hydrogen or fluorine; Y1 is fluorine, chlorine, an alkyl having a carbon number from 1 to 12 in which at least one hydrogen may be substituted by fluorine or chlorine, or an alkoxy having a carbon number from 1 to 12 in which at least one hydrogen may be substituted by fluorine or chlorine; a has a value of 0, 1, 2, or 3; n has a value of 0, 1, 2, or 3.

US Pat. No. 10,655,064

LIQUID CRYSTAL COMPOSITION AND ITS APPLICATION

BEIJING BAYI SPACE LCD TE...

1. A liquid crystal composition for LCD device comprising:a) 3-50 weight percents of one or more compounds represented by the general formula I;
b) 20-80 weight percents of one or more compounds represented by the general formula II to III;
c) 5-50 weight percents of one or more compounds represented by the general formula IV to XIII;
d) 1-15 weight percents of one or more compounds represented by the general formula XIV to XVI;
e) 1-25 weight percents of one or more compounds represented by the general formula XVII to XXI;
wherein the above a) to e) sum to 100%;
R-A1-Z1-A2-Z2-A3-Z3-A4-Z4-A5-O(CH2)nF   I
wherein, R is selected from H and unsubstituted or substituted alkyl or alkoxy containing 1 to 12 carbon atoms, one or more CH2 groups thereof being independently replaced by —C?C—, — CF2O—, —CH?CH—, —O—, —CO—O—, —O—CO— in a manner of not directly being bonded each other to oxygen atoms, and one or more H atoms thereof being replaced by halogen;A1, A2, A3, A4 and A5 are each independently selected from: a single bond; 1,3-cyclopentylene, 1,4-cyclohexylene, 1,4-cyclohexenyl; 1,4-piperidine group; 1,4-bicyclo [2.2.2] octyl; 1,4-phenylene, naphthalene-2,6-diyl; trans-decalin-2,6-diyl; tetrahydronaphthalene-2,6-diyl; indan; indene; phenanthrenyl and dibenzofuran; wherein 1,4-cyclohexylene, one or two nonadjacent CH2 thereof being replaced by O or S; 1,4-phenylene, one or two nonadjacent CH being replaced by N; and hydrogen may independently be substituted with halogen in each case; while A1, A2, A3, A4 and A5 cannot be all a single bond;Z1, Z2, Z3 and Z4 are each independently selected from: a single bond, —(CH2)2—, —(CH2)4—, —CH?CHCH2CH2—, —CH2CH2CH?CH—, CF2O, OCF2, CF2CF2, CF?CF, CH2CF2, CF2CH2, OCF2CF2O, C2H4CF2O, CH2CF2OCH2, CH2OCF2CH2, OCF2C2H4, C3H6O, OC3H6, C2H4OCH2, CH2OC2H4, CH2O, OCH2, —CH?CH—, —C?C— and COO;n is 2, 3 or 4;wherein,R2 and R3 are each independently selected from: alkyl or alkoxy containing 1-7 carbon atoms, one or more CH2 groups thereof may each, independently be replaced by —CH?CH— and one or more H atoms thereof may be replaced by fluorine element;A and B are each independently selected from 1,4-cyclohexylene; 1,4-phenylene, one or more H atoms thereof may also be replaced by fluorine element;C and D are each independently selected from 1,4-cyclohexylene, one or two nonadjacent —CH2— thereof may be replaced by O;Y1-Y7 each independently denotes H or F;Z5 denotes a single bond, —C2H4—, —(CH2)4—, —CH?CH, —CF?CF, —C2F4—, —CH2CF2—, —CF2CH2—, —CH2O—, —OCH2, —COO—, —CF2O— or —OCF2—;X1 denotes F, OCF3, OCHF2, CF3, CF2H, Cl, OCH?CF2 or OCF2CF?CF2.

US Pat. No. 10,655,063

LIQUID CRYSTAL COMPOSITION AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE

JNC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A liquid crystal composition that has negative dielectric anisotropy, and contains at least one compound selected from the group of compounds represented by formula (1-1) and formula (1-3) as a first component, at least one compound selected from the group of compounds represented by formula (2-1), formula (2-3), formula (2-5) and formula (2-6) as a second component, and at least one compound selected from the group of compounds represented by formula (3) as a third component, wherein a proportion of the second component is in the range of 28% by weight to 42% by weight based on the weight of the liquid crystal composition, and a proportion of the compound represented by formula (2-1) in which R3 is propyl and R4 is vinyl is 13% by weight or more based on the weight of the liquid crystal composition:

wherein, in formula (1-1), formula (1-3), formula (2-1), formula (2-3), formula (2-5), and formula (2-6), R1 and R2 are independently alkyl having 1 to 12 carbons, alkoxy having 1 to 12 carbons, alkenyl having 2 to 12 carbons, alkenyloxy having 2 to 12 carbons, or alkyl having 1 to 12 carbons in which at least one hydrogen is replaced by fluorine or chlorine; R3 and R4 are independently alkyl having 1 to 12 carbons, alkoxy having 1 to 12 carbons, alkenyl having 2 to 12 carbons, alkyl having 1 to 12 carbons in which at least one hydrogen is replaced by fluorine or chlorine, or alkenyl having 2 to 12 carbons in which at least one hydrogen is replaced by fluorine or chlorine, wherein one of R3 and R4 is alkenyl having 2 to 12 carbons; and
wherein, in formula (3), R5 and R6 are independently alkyl having 1 to 12 carbons, alkoxy having 1 to 12 carbons, alkenyl having 2 to 12 carbons, alkenyloxy having 2 to 12 carbons, or alkyl having 1 to 12 carbons in which at least one hydrogen is replaced by fluorine or chlorine; ring E and ring G are independently 1,4-cyclohexylene, 1,4-cyclohexenylene, tetrahydropyran-2,5-diyl, 1,4-phenylene, 1,4-phenylene in which at least one hydrogen is replaced by fluorine or chlorine, naphthalene-2,6-diyl, naphthalene-2,6-diyl in which at least one hydrogen is replaced by fluorine or chlorine, chroman-2,6-diyl, or chroman-2,6-diyl in which at least one hydrogen is replaced by fluorine or chlorine; ring F is 2,3-difluoro-1,4-phenylene, 2-chloro-3-fluoro-1,4-phenylene, 2,3-difluoro-5-methyl-1,4-phenylene, 3,4,5-trifluoronaphthalene-2,6-diyl or 7,8-difluorochroman-2,6-diyl; Z2 and Z3 are independently a single bond, ethylene, carbonyloxy or methyleneoxy; e is 1, 2 or 3; f is 0 or 1; and a sum of e and f is 3 or less.

US Pat. No. 10,655,062

HIGHLY VERTICAL DIELECTRIC LIQUID CRYSTAL COMPOSITION AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE

SHIJIAZHUANG CHENGZHI YON...

1. A liquid crystal composition comprising one or more of compounds represented by formulas I1 to I14; one or more of compounds represented by formulas II1 to II14; and one or more of compounds represented by formulas III1 to III5:
wherein:
R11 and R31 each independently represents an alkyl group having a carbon atom number of 1-6;
R21 each independently represents an alkyl group having a carbon atom number of 1-5; and
R51 and R61 each independently represents an alkyl group having a carbon atom number of 1-6, an alkoxy group having a carbon atom number of 1-6, an alkenyl group having a carbon atom number of 2-6 or an alkenoxy group having a carbon atom number of 3-6.

US Pat. No. 10,655,060

PREPARATION METHOD AND APPLICATION OF FLUORESCENT COMPOUND HAVING SENSING ABILITY TO ANILINE AND O-TOLUIDINE GAS, AND FLUORESCENT FILM WITH THE SAME

1. A fluorescent compound having a sensing ability to aniline and o-toluidine, wherein the fluorescent compound has a structural formula of:
wherein:

US Pat. No. 10,655,059

COMPOUND AND CONTRAST AGENT FOR OPTICAL IMAGING HAVING THE COMPOUND

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A compound represented by any one of Formulae (I) to (III) and having a molecular weight of 1600 or more and 40000 or less;
wherein in Formulae (I) to (III) above, n and m each independently represent an integer of 12 or more, R101 to R112 each independently represent any one of a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, an acetoxy group, an alkyl group having 1 to 18 carbon atoms, an alkyl ester group having 1 to 18 carbon atoms, and an alkylamide group having 1 to 18 carbon atoms,
R11 to R14 each independently represent an alkyl group having 1 to 18 carbon atoms or a fluorinated alkyl group having 1 to 18 carbon atoms,
L11 to L17 each independently represent substituted or unsubstituted methine and a substituent of methine is an alkyl group having 1-4 carbon atoms or a halogen atom, L11 and L13, L12 and L14, L13 and L15, and L14 and L16 may form a five-membered ring or a six-membered ring, A11 and A12 represent alkylene groups having 1 to 3 carbon atoms, A13 and A14 represent alkylene groups having 2 to 5 carbon atoms, Q11 and Q12 represent —CONH—, and B11 and B12 represent;

US Pat. No. 10,655,058

TREATMENT FLUIDS FOR STIMULATION OF SUBTERRANEAN FORMATIONS

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A method comprising:introducing a treatment fluid into a subterranean formation, the treatment fluid comprising a pseudo-crosslinking agent and an acidic viscoelastic surfactant (AVS) base fluid,
acidizing the subterranean formation with the treatment fluid to dissolve acid-soluble materials, wherein the acidizing is completed in a single stage; and
diverting the treatment fluid to untreated zones of the subterranean formation,
wherein the treatment fluid has a pH of less than 5,
wherein the AVS base fluid includes a zwitterionic viscoelastic surfactant, an acidic constituent, and a polar solvent, and
wherein the zwitterionic viscoelastic surfactant is present in an amount in a range of from about 0.001% to about 15% by weight of active surfactant of the AVS base fluid.

US Pat. No. 10,655,057

METHODS AND MATERIALS FOR TREATING SUBTERRANEAN FORMATIONS USING A THREE-PHASE EMULSION BASED FRACTURING FLUID

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. An emulsion for hydraulic fracturing of a formation, the emulsion comprising:a first aqueous phase comprising a breaker and an ester;
a second aqueous phase comprising a fracturing fluid and a proppant; and
a hydrocarbon phase separating the first aqueous phase and second aqueous phase, wherein the emulsion is a solid-stabilized emulsion stabilized by a plurality of polylactate particles, wherein the emulsion has a viscosity of at least 19 centipoise (cP) and is intact for at least 6 hours at a temperature of 200° F.

US Pat. No. 10,655,056

GUANIDINE- OR GUANIDINIUM-CONTAINING COMPOUNDS FOR TREATMENT OF SUBTERRANEAN FORMATIONS

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A system comprising:a tubular disposed in a subterranean formation;
a composition comprising a clay or shale stabilizer comprising at least one of the following structures:
wherein the variable R8 is a (C2-C5) alkyl group; anda pump configured to pump the composition in the subterranean formation through the tubular.

US Pat. No. 10,655,055

WEAK GEL SYSTEM FOR CHEMICAL ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY

Ecolab USA Inc., St. Pau...

1. A method of increasing the sweep efficiency of a fluid flood of a subterranean hydrocarbon-bearing formation to enhance hydrocarbon recovery from the formation, the method comprising:introducing either a water soluble acrylamide polymer and a non-metallic organic crosslinking agent, or a crosslinkable acrylamide polymer, into an injection fluid entering a wellbore or the formation to form a crosslinked polymer in a high permeability zone existing within the formation;
discontinuing hydrocarbon production from the formation being treated for a time period sufficient to allow the viscosity of the crosslinked polymer within the high permeability zone to increase so that the crosslinked polymer remains fixed within the high permeability zone to divert fluid flow into unswept zones of the formation;
after the discontinuation step, introducing injection fluid into the formation being treated to flood the formation, mobilize the hydrocarbon and form a flood fluid containing a mobilized hydrocarbon; and
removing the flood fluid containing the mobilized hydrocarbon from the well as a produced fluid,
wherein the non-metallic organic crosslinking agent comprises a polymeric polyamine which is either (i) a reaction product of a polymerization mixture comprised of at least one monomer of Formula II or a salt thereof; or (ii) comprised of at least one structural unit of Formula IIA, wherein Formulae II and IIA have the following structures:

wherein:
R1 is hydrogen, a protecting group, or alkyl; and
R2, R3, R4, R5, R6 and R7 are each independently hydrogen, alkyl, or alkoxylalkyl; and
the crosslinkable acrylamide polymer comprising a reaction product of a polymerization mixture comprised of at least one acrylamide monomer and at least one monomer of the Formula II or a salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,655,053

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR DIVERSION DURING ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A method for isolating a first region and a proximate second region of a subterranean formation, the method comprising:introducing an asphaltene composition into the first region of the subterranean formation, the asphaltene composition comprising asphaltene dissolved in a solvent, the solvent comprising an alkyl alcohol, an alkyl aromatic, and 40 to 85 wt. % chloroform based on a total weight of the solvent, in which:
the asphaltene composition has a weight ratio of solvent to asphaltene from 5:1 to 20:1, and
the solvent comprises from 5 to 50 wt. % alkyl aromatic based on a total weight of the solvent; and
after introducing the asphaltene composition, introducing an aqueous composition to the first region in order to precipitate the asphaltene in the first region, where the precipitated asphaltene forms a barrier that isolates the second region from at least a portion of the first region.

US Pat. No. 10,655,052

METHOD AND PROCESS TO STABILIZE ASPHALTENES IN PETROLEUM FLUIDS

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

1. A method comprising:emplacing into a hydrocarbon production stream a composition comprising an asphaltene inhibitor, wherein the asphaltene inhibitor comprises the formula:

 wherein R1 is an alkyl chain having a carbon number in the range of greater than 40 to 200, R2 is a multiester group, R3 is hydrogen, an ion, or an alkyl chain having a carbon number in the range of 1 to 200, m is an integer selected from 0 to 4, and n is an integer selected from the range of 0 to 4, wherein the sum of m and is 1 or greater;
wherein the asphaltene inhibitor is prepared from an esterification reaction between a hydroxy-functional dendrimer and an alkyl cyclic anhydride; and
wherein the asphaltene inhibitor is prepared from an esterification reaction between a polyalcohol core and a hydroxy acid.

US Pat. No. 10,655,048

OIL WELL CEMENT SETTLEMENT STABILIZER FOR HIGH-TEMPERATURE CEMENTING OF OIL AND GAS WELLS AND PREPARATION METHOD THEREOF, AND CEMENT SLURRY

China University of Petro...

1. A well cementing cement slurry comprising an oil well cement settlement stabilizer, the oil well cement settlement stabilizer comprising a quaternary cement settlement stabilizer;wherein the quaternary cement settlement stabilizer contains structural units A represented by formula (I), structural units B represented by formula (II), structural units C represented by formula (III), and structural units D represented by formula (IV); wherein the molar ratio of the structural units A to the structural units B to the structural units C to the structural units D is x:y:z:q=1:(0.09-0.34):(0.28-0.36):(0.03-0.05);

wherein R1, R2, R3 and R8 are the same as or different from each other, and are H or C1-C4 substituted or unsubstituted alkyl respectively and independently;
wherein m is 15, 17, 19 or 21;
wherein based on the total weight of the well cementing cement slurry, a dose of the quaternary cement settlement stabilizer of an oil well is 0.4-0.8 wt %.

US Pat. No. 10,655,047

PLUGGING AND ABANDONING A WELL USING EXTENDED-LIFE CEMENT COMPOSITIONS

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A method of cementing comprising:providing an extended-life cement composition comprising calcium aluminate cement, water, and a cement set retarder, wherein the cement set retarder is present in an amount of about 0.01% to about 10% by weight of the extended-life cement composition;
storing the extended-life cement composition in a vessel for a time period of at least about 7 days or longer,
mixing the extended-life cement composition with a cement set activator to activate the extended-life cement composition;
introducing the activated extended-life cement composition into a wellbore; and
allowing the activated extended-life cement composition to set in the wellbore to form a plug in the wellbore that has a permeability of less than 0.1 millidarcy, the composition having a 7-day compressive strength of 4,000 psi or greater.

US Pat. No. 10,655,046

CEMENT HAVING CROSS-LINKED POLYMERS

SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY...

1. A cement composition for use in a wellbore comprising:a cement;
a calcium silicate in the cement; and
a polyaramide condensate compound that is cross-linked and formed from a trifunctional carboxylic acid and a diamine, where the polyaramide condensate compound comprises poly-(meta-phenylene trimesoylamide).

US Pat. No. 10,655,043

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR SERVICING SUBTERRANEAN WELLS

Schlumberger Technology C...

7. A method for cleaning a wellbore in a subterranean well that has been drilled with a water-base drilling fluid, comprising:(i) providing an aqueous treatment fluid comprising water and hydrophobic fibers;
(ii) circulating the treatment fluid in the wellbore; and
(iii) removing the treatment fluid from an interior of a casing and formation surfaces of the wellbore without use of a plug.

US Pat. No. 10,655,042

WELLBORE STRENGTHENING ADDITIVE AND USES THEREOF

SCHLUMBERGER NORGE AS, T...

1. A composition, comprising:a base fluid;
a solid gum rosin additive, wherein the solid gum rosin additive has an average particle size of 1 ?m to 15 mm and an acid number in the range of 120 to 170 and contains a mixture of one or more resin acids selected from the group consisting of abietic acid, primaric acid, isopimaric acid, neoabietic acid, dihydroabietic acid, and dehydroabietic acid;
at least one latex that is an emulsion or sol in which colloidal particles are polymeric particles; and
a barite weighting agent.

US Pat. No. 10,655,041

WELL TREATMENTS FOR DIVERSION OR ZONAL ISOLATION

Schlumberger Technology C...

1. A method of treating a subterranean formation penetrated by a well bore, comprising:providing a treatment fluid comprising non-homogeneous particulates comprising a continuous phase of degradable material and a discontinuous phase of stabilizer of the degradable material, wherein the non-homogeneous particulates are formed by coextrusion of a mixture of the degradable material and the stabilizer;
wherein the non-homogenous particulates have a packed volume fraction (PVF) of above 0.74;
introducing the treatment fluid into the well bore; and,
creating a plug with the treatment fluid,
wherein the stabilizer comprises a carbodiimide.

US Pat. No. 10,655,040

REFRIGERANT, HEAT TRANSFER COMPOSITIONS, METHODS, AND SYSTEMS

HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL I...

1. A refrigerant consisting essentially of at least about 97% by weight of the following four compounds, with each compound being present in the following relative percentages:from 1% by weight to 2%+/?0.5% by weight trans-1-chloro-3,3,3-trifluoropropene (HFCO-1233zd(E)),
from about 73% by weight to about 87% by weight trans-1,3,3,3-tetrafluoropropene (HFO-1234ze(E)),
4.4%+/?0.5% by weight 1,1,1,2,3,3,3-heptafluoropropane (HFC-227ea), and
from about 6.6% by weight to about 20.6% by weight trifluoroiodomethane (CF3I).

US Pat. No. 10,655,039

LOWER GWP REFRIGERANT COMPOSITIONS

TRANE INTERNATIONAL INC.,...

1. A refrigerant composition for an HVACR system having a refrigerant portion consisting of:R1123 refrigerant;
R32 refrigerant; and
from at or about 32 wt % to at or about 65 wt % of CF3I, wherein the refrigerant portion is nonflammable, has a capacity that is about or greater than 85% of a capacity of R410A refrigerant, and has a GWP of about or less than 300, and
the refrigerant composition optionally includes one or more impurities, lubricants, refrigeration systems additives, tracers, ultraviolet dyes, and solubilizing agents.

US Pat. No. 10,655,038

METHOD OF MAKING MAGNETIZABLE ABRASIVE PARTICLES

3M Innovative Properties ...

1. A method of making magnetizable abrasive particles, the method comprising sequentially:providing a slurry layer disposed on a releasable substrate, wherein the slurry layer has an exposed surface, and wherein the slurry layer comprises magnetic particles, a binder precursor, and a liquid vehicle;
electrostatically contacting abrasive particles with the slurry layer, wherein the abrasive particles are aligned substantially oriented perpendicular to the surface of the releasable substrate, and wherein the abrasive particles are partially embedded within the slurry layer;
at least partially removing the liquid vehicle from the slurry layer and converting the binder precursor into a binder to provide a magnetizable layer comprising the magnetic particles and the binder, wherein the abrasive particles are partially embedded in the magnetizable layer;
separating the magnetizable abrasive particles from the releasable substrate, wherein the magnetizable abrasive particles each respectively comprise a portion of the magnetizable layer is disposed on a portion of each of the abrasive particles.

US Pat. No. 10,655,036

ADHESIVE SHEET AND ADHESIVE SHEET PRODUCTION METHOD

LINTEC CORPORATION, Itab...

1. A pressure sensitive adhesive sheet, comprising:a substrate or a release material; and
a resin layer provided on the substrate or the release material and comprising a resin part (X) comprising a resin as a main component and a particle part (Y) consisting of fine particles having a mean particle size of 0.01 to 100 ?m,
wherein the fine particles comprise at least one selected from the group consisting of silica particles comprising 85 to 100% by mass of silica, metal oxide particles, and smectite particles,
at least a surface (?) of the resin layer on the side opposite to the side on which the substrate or the release material is provided has pressure sensitive adhesiveness,
a concave portion and a plurality of flat faces having an irregular shape exist in a region (Dc) surrounded by a circle having a diameter of 8 mm that is arbitrarily selected on the surface (?) of the resin layer,
the plurality of flat faces comprises a flat face (f1) having an area within which a region surrounded by a circle having a diameter of at least 100 ?m is selectable, and
with respect to at least one flat face (S) in the plurality of flat faces excluding flat faces having a cumulative relative frequency of 30% or less determined by adding relative frequency from the respective flat faces with a smaller area, when the region (Dc) containing one or more of the flat faces (S) is placed on an orthogonal coordinate system such that a direction orthogonal to the horizontal Feret's diameter direction is the vertical Feret's diameter direction, an rMAX value of the one or more of the flat faces (S) calculated from the following Operations (i) to (iii) is 0.60 or less:
Operation (i): with respect to all of the one or more of the flat faces (S) contained in the region (Dc), a ratio of an area of the flat face (S) to an area of a circumscribed rectangle of flat face (S) which circumscribes the flat face (S) by two pairs of straight lines parallel to the horizontal Feret's axis and the vertical Feret's axis [{area of flat face (S)}/{area of circumscribed rectangle of flat face (S)}] is calculated for every flat face (S), and r(0°) that is an average value of the obtained ratios is calculated;
Operation (ii): with respect to each of all of the one or more of the flat faces (S) in each region obtained by rotating the region (Dc) at ?, where ?=15°, 30°, 45°, 60°, 75°, or 90°, in the counterclockwise direction centering on, as a center of the rotation, the center of the circle of the region (Dc) used in the Operation (i) in the orthogonal coordinate system, a ratio of an area of the flat face (S) to an area of a circumscribed rectangle of flat face (S), which circumscribes the flat face (S) by two pairs of straight lines parallel to the horizontal Feret's axis and the vertical Feret's axis [{area of flat face (S)}/{area of circumscribed rectangle of flat face (S)}] is calculated for every flat face (S), and r(?) that is an average value of the obtained ratios is calculated with respect to every case at ?=15°, 30°, 45°, 60°, 75°, and 90°; and
Operation (iii): a maximum value of the seven values of r(?), where ?=0°, 15°, 30°, 45°, 60°, 75°, and 90°, as calculated in the Operations (i) and (ii) is defined as the rMAX value of the one or more of the flat faces (S).

US Pat. No. 10,655,035

OXIDIZING FLUID FOR THE CHEMICAL-MECHANICAL POLISHING OF CERAMIC MATERIALS

1. A fluid composition for chemical-mechanical polishing, comprising:a solvent;
0.5-5 wt % of a first oxidizing agent comprising an ion, salt, acid, or base of permanganate or Ce+4 and having an oxidation potential of 0.4 V or greater;
0.1-0.5 wt % of a second oxidizing agent comprising an ion, salt, acid, or base of persulfate and having a higher oxidation potential than the first oxidizing agent and 0.05-0.75 wt % of a multivalent cation component comprising Al+3, Fe+3, or Co+3.

US Pat. No. 10,655,032

INK JET RECORDING METHOD

FUJIFILM CORPORATION, To...

1. An ink jet recording method, comprising:jetting, on a substrate, an ink composition A that contains a microcapsule having a polymerizable compound within the microcapsule, a high boiling solvent, water, and a colorant, and an ink composition B that contains a microcapsule having a polymerizable compound within the microcapsule, a high boiling solvent, water, and carbon black; and
heating the ink composition A and the ink composition B, which have been jetted on the substrate,
wherein an absorbance ABSA of the ink composition A and an absorbance ABSB of the ink composition B satisfy Formula (1), and a concentration MA of the high boiling solvent contained in the ink composition A and a concentration MB of the high boiling solvent in the ink composition B satisfy Formula (2),
ABSA MA wherein, in Formula (1), ABSA and ABSB respectively represent an average value of the absorbance of the ink composition A and the ink composition B at wavelengths of from 800 nm to 1400 nm,
wherein, in Formula (2), MA and MB respectively represent the concentration of the high boiling solvent contained in the ink composition A and the concentration of the high boiling solvent contained in the ink composition B, with respect to a total mass of each ink composition, and
wherein ABSA, ABSB, MA, and MB satisfy Formula (3):
{1+0.01×(ABSB/ABSA)}*MA

US Pat. No. 10,655,031

INK JET INK COMPOSITION, INK ACCOMMODATION BODY AND INK JET RECORDING METHOD

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. An ink jet recording method, comprising: discharging an ultraviolet curing ink jet ink composition from a head to a recording medium at 30° C. to 40° C. to record thereon, wherein the ultraviolet curing ink jet ink composition is a white ink comprising inorganic metal-based fine particles as a color material and has a viscosity of 8 to 20 mPa·s at 20° C., wherein a content of the inorganic metal-based fine particles is 8 to 25 mass % with respect to the total mass of the ultraviolet curing ink jet ink composition, wherein the inorganic metal-based fine particles comprise titanium oxide, and wherein the ink jet composition contains a light radical polymerization initiator, the ink jet ink composition polymerizing by light radical polymerization, the ultraviolet curing ink jet ink composition further comprises a monofunctional (meth)acrvlate other than a vinvlether group-containing (meth)acrvlate having a content of 30 mass % or more with respect to the total mass of the ultraviolet curing ink jet ink composition.

US Pat. No. 10,655,030

WATER-BASED INK

KAO CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. An ink set for ink-jet printing comprising two or more kinds of water-based inks which are each constituted of a water-based ink comprising a pigment (A), a water-insoluble polymer (B), an organic solvent (C), a surfactant (D) and water, wherein pigment (A) in each kind of water-based ink differs in color from pigment (A) in every other kind of water-based ink in said ink set, in which:the pigment (A) is present in the water-based ink in the form of pigment-containing water-insoluble polymer particles;
the organic solvent (C) comprises at least a glycol ether (c-1) which has a viscosity of not less than 2.0 mPa·s and not more than 7.0 mPa·s as measured at 20° C. and a vapor pressure of not less than 0.01 hPa and not more than 7.0 hPa as measured at 20° C., and a content of a glycol ether having a viscosity of not less than 6.0 mPa·s as measured at 20° C. as a component of the glycol ether (c-1) in the water-based ink is not less than 0% by mass and not more than 5% by mass, a content of the organic solvent (C) in the water-based ink is not less than 25% by mass and not more than 45% by mass, a content of water in said water-based inks is 40% to 85% by mass, and a content of a high-boiling organic solvent having a boiling point of not lower than 250° C. in the water-based ink is not more than 5% by mass; and
the surfactant (D) comprises a silicone-based surfactant (d-1), and a content of the silicone-based surfactant (d-1) in the water-based ink is not less than 0.005% by mass and not more than 0.3% by mass, wherein a kinematic viscosity of the silicone-based surfactant (d-1) as measured at 25° C. is not less than 40 mm2/s and not more than 1000 mm2/s, and wherein a HLB value of the silicone-based surfactant (d-1) is not less than 2.0,
wherein the glycol ether (c-1) is at least one compound selected from the group consisting of ethylene glycol isopropyl ether, ethylene glycol propyl ether, diethylene glycol isopropyl ether and diethylene glycol isobutyl ether,
wherein the set consists of three of the water based inks, one of which contains yellow pigment, one of which contains magenta pigment, and one of which contains cyan pigment,
wherein water has a largest content among components of a medium contained in said water-based inks;
wherein the organic solvent (C) further comprises an organic solvent (c-2) other than the glycol ether (c-1), and the organic solvent (c-2) further comprises an alkanediol having not less than 2 and not more than 6 carbon atoms, and
wherein a content of the glycol ether (c-1) in the organic solvent (C) is not less than 30% by mass and not more than 90% by mass;
wherein the silicone-based surfactant (d-1) is a polyether-modified silicone-based surfactant represented by the following general formula (1):

wherein R1 is an alkyl group having 1 to 3 carbon atoms or a hydroxy group; R2 is an alkanediyl group having 2 to 5 carbon atoms: R3 is a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group having 1 to 3 carbon atoms or a hydroxy group; PO is a propyleneoxy group; EO is an ethyleneoxy group; a, b, m and n represent average molar numbers of addition of the respective constitutional units, and a is a number of 0 to 10, b is a number of 1 to 50, m is a number of 1 to 500 and n is a number of 1 to 50; and a plurality of the R1 groups may be the same or different from each other; and in the general formula (1), a, b, m and n have the following ranges:
[a+b] is not less than 5 and not more than 35,
[m/n] is not less than 3 and not more than 20, and
[a+b]/[m+n] is not less than 0.5 and not more than 6.

US Pat. No. 10,655,029

INKJET INK AND COLORING COMPOSITION

Ricoh Company, Ltd., Tok...

1. An inkjet ink comprising:a stilbene-based compound represented by General Formula (1),

where in the General Formula (1), R1 and R2 each independently represent an alkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, an alkenyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, a phenyl group, a naphthyl group, or a group represented by —(CH2)n—COO—R3, —(CH2)n—R4, —(CH2)n—CONH—R5, —CR6R7—COO—R8, or —(CH2)n—OCOCH3;
R3 represents a hydrogen atom, an alkali metal atom, or an alkyl group having 1 to 2 carbon atoms;
R4 represents a hydroxy group, an alkoxy group having 1 to 2 carbon atoms, an alkenyloxy group having 2 to 5 carbon atoms, a SO3Na group, an OSO3Na group, a phenylalkyl group where an alkyl portion of the phenylalkyl group has from 1 to 3 carbon atoms, or a naphthylalkyl group where an alkyl portion of the naphthylalkyl group has from 1 to 3 carbon atoms;
R5 represents an alkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, an alkenyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, or a hydroxyalkyl group having 1 to 12 carbon atoms;
R6 represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group;
R7 represents an alkyl group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms;
R8 represents an alkyl group having 1 to 5 carbon atoms; and
n is an integer of from 1 to 12.