US Pat. No. 10,711,387

DRAIN PUMP DRIVING APPARATUS AND LAUNDRY TREATMENT MACHINE INCLUDING THE SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A drain pump driving apparatus comprising:a motor to drive a drain pump;
an inverter to convert, based on a switching operation, a direct current (DC) power to an alternating current (AC) power, and the inverter to provide the converted AC power to the motor;
an output current detector to detect an output current flowing to the motor; and
a controller to control the inverter,
wherein the drain pump is connected to a drain pipe, and a height of the drain pipe is greater than a height of the drain pump and a height of a bottom surface of a washing tub,
wherein when dewatering process is performed without washing process and rinsing process, the controller is configured to rotate the motor at a first speed, and to change a speed of the motor based on motor speed ripple generated by movement of residual water remaining in the drain pipe during the rotating of the motor at the first speed.

US Pat. No. 10,711,386

LAUNDRY TREATMENT APPARATUS AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A laundry treatment apparatus comprising:a drum configured to rotate within the laundry treatment apparatus and to accommodate laundry therein, the drum formed of a metal material;
an induction module configured to be spaced apart from an outer circumferential surface of the drum and configured to heat the drum via induction using a magnetic field that is generated in a state in which current is applied to a coil in the induction module;
a lifter that is provided in the drum and that is configured to revolve around an axis of rotation of the drum and to agitate the laundry inside the drum as the drum rotates; and
a module controller, comprising at least one processor, that is configured to control an output of the induction module to control an amount of heat generated at the circumferential surface of the drum,
wherein the module controller is configured to variably control the amount of heat that is generated based on a position of the lifter as the drum rotates.

US Pat. No. 10,711,385

AUTOMATIC DETERGENT SUPPLY APPARATUS AND WASHING MACHINE HAVING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A washing machine comprising:a tub disposed in a main body of the washing machine to store water;
a circulation pump to circulate water in and out of the tub;
a circulation path to connect the circulation pump and the tub to circulate the water by an operation of the circulation pump, the circulation path comprising
a first water path extending between the tub and an inlet of the circulation pump, and
a second water path extending between the tub and an outlet of the circulation pump;
a detergent supply apparatus comprising
a detergent container to store the detergent,
a housing accommodating the detergent container, and
a detergent supply pump coupled to the detergent container and having first and second outlets to discharge the stored detergent contained in the detergent container; and
a detergent supply path comprising first and second detergent supply pipes connected to the first and second outlets, respectively, and connected to the first water path of the circulation path to supply detergent to the tub therethrough, so that when the detergent supply pump operates, the stored detergent is discharged from the detergent container to the first water path via the first and second detergent supply pipes,
wherein the housing is configured to be detachably directly coupled to the detergent supply pump in a front-rear direction.

US Pat. No. 10,711,384

WASHING MACHINE

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A washing machine comprising:a tub;
a drum rotationally provided inside the tub to receive an object to be washed;
a pulsator rotationally provided inside the drum;
an outer shaft connected to the drum and including a cavity;
an inner shaft connected to the pulsator and arranged in the cavity;
a first pulley including a first axial coupler coupled to the outer shaft; and
a second pulley including a second axial coupler protruding from the second pulley toward the tub, the second axial coupler arranged in the cavity of the outer shaft and coupled to the inner shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,711,383

WATER REUSE CONTROL METHOD OF A MULTI-DRUM WASHING MACHINE

QINGDAO HAIER DRUM WASHIN...

1. A water reuse control method of a multi-drum washing machine, the multi-drum washing machine at least comprising a first washing drum and a second washing drum, wherein:when the first washing drum and the second washing drum are both in a working state at the same time, the water reuse control method is as follows:
when the first washing drum reaches a drainage process, it is compared a time T12, for reaching a water supply process of the second washing drum and a time for reaching a next drainage process of the first washing drum,
if T12 if Ti2?T11, water in the first washing drum is drained directly.

US Pat. No. 10,711,382

SELF LAUNDRY SYSTEM

wash-plus Co., Ltd., Ura...

1. A self laundry system, comprising:a plurality of laundry apparatuses, disposed in a laundry store, having at least one of a washing function and a drying function, and each having an inherent identification mark; and
a control device, communicating with a portable terminal of a user and controlling operation of the laundry apparatuses according to a communication result between the control device and the portable terminal of the user, wherein the control device has:
an association means, associating the portable terminal with one of the laundry apparatuses based on an identification signal from the portable terminal; and
an operation command output means, outputting an operation command to the laundry apparatus associated with the portable terminal based on an operation request signal from the portable terminal,
wherein each one of the laundry apparatuses has a locking means for locking a cover, and the control device has a locking command means for outputting a cover locking command to one of the laundry apparatuses based on a cover locking request from the portable terminal; and
each one of the laundry apparatuses has a glass window that can be switched transparent/opaque, and the control device switches the glass window to opaque based on a request for the window to be opaque from the portable terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,711,381

WASHING MACHINE AND CONTROLLING METHOD THEREFOR

QINGDAO HAIER DRUM WASHIN...

1. A washing machine, comprising:a touch display screen,
at least two mutually independent washing units comprising a first washing unit and a second washing unit,
at least one processor coupled to the touch display screen and to the at least two independent washing units, and
a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing instructions executable by the at least one processor,
wherein the instructions, when executed by the at least one processor, are configured to:
cause the touch display screen to split screen to simultaneously display a control menu of the first washing unit and a control menu of the second washing unit;
further provide a switching icon on the touch display screen which is configured to switch between interfaces of the at least two independent washing units; and
further cause the touch display screen to split screen to simultaneously display operating states of the at least two independent washing units.

US Pat. No. 10,711,380

ARTICLE WITH EMBROIDERED TAPE SEGMENTS

Under Armour, Inc., Balt...

1. An upper for an article of footwear, comprising:a substrate material layer; and
a continuous embroidered lattice structure overlaid on the substrate material layer, the embroidered lattice structure comprising a plurality of tape segments attached to one another by stitches; and
wherein the plurality of tape segments are disposed in a stacked arrangement, including a first plurality of tape segments in a first layer and a second plurality of segments in a second layer overlaid on the first layer.

US Pat. No. 10,711,379

EMBROIDERY WORKPIECE HOLDING DEVICE

1. An embroidery hoop, comprising:an outer loop defining a closed loop having an inner perimeter surface and an outer perimeter surface, and having a front face and a rear face, wherein the outer loop is rigid;
a receiving groove defined by a closed-loop recess in the inner perimeter surface, the receiving groove having a cross-sectional shape of predetermined depth and width;
an inner retaining loop dimensioned to mate with the receiving groove of the outer loop in a predetermined fit, wherein the retaining loop is substantially rigid about a longitudinal axis, and elastically flexible transverse to the longitudinal axis; and
a pull tab in tensile communication with the inner retaining loop transverse to the longitudinal axis of the inner retainer loop.

US Pat. No. 10,711,378

KNIT TEXTILE SLEEVE WITH SELF-SUSTAINING EXPANDED AND CONTRACTED STATES AND METHOD OF CONSTRUCTION THEREOF

Federal-Mogul Powertrain ...

1. A protective textile sleeve, comprising:a knit, tubular wall extending lengthwise along a central longitudinal axis between opposite ends;
said wall having a first state with a decreased length, increased cross-sectional area, as viewed in cross-section taken generally transversely to said central longitudinal axis, and a second state with an increased length, decreased cross-sectional area, as viewed in cross-section taken generally transversely to said central longitudinal axis, and further including knit, heat-set yarns imparting a bias on said wall, said bias causing said wall to remain substantially in said first and second states absent some externally applied force.

US Pat. No. 10,711,377

KNITTING NEEDLES AND CROCHET HOOKS AND SYSTEMS

1. A knitting needle with fully integrated electronic counting system, comprising:a cylindrical shaft comprising a body with a first end and a second end, wherein the first end comprises a point, and wherein the second end comprises a blunt end, wherein the body defines an outer wall; and
an electronic counting system fully integrated within the outer wall of the body of the cylindrical shaft of the knitting needle, the counting system comprising:
a depressible button;
an activatable sensor, wherein an activation of the activatable sensor comprises an object covering or passing over the activatable sensor; and
an electronic display and speaker,
wherein the depressible button and activatable sensor are in electrical communication with the electronic display and speaker and configured to advance the counting system by sending an electrical signal to the electronic display and speaker upon an activation of the depressible button or activatable sensor,
wherein the counting system is fully integrated within the outer wall of the body of the cylindrical shaft of the knitting needle.

US Pat. No. 10,711,376

CIRCULAR WEAVING MACHINE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING A HOLLOW PROFILE-LIKE FABRIC

1. A circular weaving machine for weaving a weaving core, wherein the weaving machine comprises (i) at least one shuttle comprising a weft yarn bobbin and being movable along a circular continuous track around the weaving core and (ii) warp coil devices each of which comprises a warp yarn bobbin, the warp coil devices being configured to be movable, with a travel path of the warp coil devices with a warp yarn bobbin extending through a weaving plane enclosed by the circular continuous track.

US Pat. No. 10,711,375

HIGH-PERFORMANCE POLYETHYLENE MULTIFILAMENT YARN

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

1. High-performance polyethylene multifilament yarn made from linear ultra-high molar mass polyethylene of IV 8-40 dL/g as measured on decalin solutions at 135° C., with total enthalpy of non-reversible transitions as measured by temperature-modulated differential scanning calorimetry (TMDSC) of at least 200 J/g.

US Pat. No. 10,711,373

SIC COMPOSITE SUBSTRATE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., L...

1. A method for manufacturing an SiC composite substrate comprising a polycrystalline SiC substrate and a monocrystalline SiC layer thereon, comprising the steps of:forming a monocrystalline SiC thin film on one major surface of a support substrate,
mechanically working the surface of the monocrystalline SiC thin film for roughening, and removing defects caused by mechanical working, to form a monocrystalline SiC layer having a surface which is more rugged than the surface of the layer adjacent to the support substrate, the rugged surface being composed of oblique surface segments which are randomly oriented with reference to a normal direction to the surface of the layer adjacent to the support substrate,
depositing polycrystalline SiC on the rugged surface of the monocrystalline SiC layer by chemical vapor deposition, thereby forming a polycrystalline SiC substrate wherein the close-packed planes of polycrystalline SiC crystals are randomly oriented with reference to a normal direction to the surface of the monocrystalline SiC layer adjacent to the support substrate, and
thereafter physically and/or chemically removing the support substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,711,339

INDUSTRIAL VAPOR GENERATOR FOR DEPOSITING AN ALLOY COATING ON A METAL STRIP

Arcelormittal France, La...

1. A method of depositing a metal alloy coating on a substrate (7), comprising using a facility for depositing under vacuum a metal alloy coating on a substrate (7), equipped with a vapor generator-mixer comprising a vacuum chamber (6) in the form of an enclosure providing a vacuum state therein relative to an external environment and provided with an inlet and an outlet for the substrate (7), while still being substantially sealed relative to the external environment, said enclosure including a vapor deposition head providing an ejector (3), configured so as to create a jet of metal alloy vapor at sonic velocity towards a surface of the substrate (7) and perpendicular thereto, said ejector (3) being in sealed communication with a mixer (14), which is connected upstream to at least two crucibles (11,12), respectively, and comprising different metals M1 and M2 in liquid form, each crucible (11,12) being connected to the mixer (14) by respective pipes (4,4?), wherein the mixer (14) comprises a series of partitions allowing to separate at least two entering vapors, these partitions creating orifices allowing the at least two entering vapors to exit so as to be mixed in the form of alternating layers of first and second metal vapors in the direction of the exiting flow, wherein the method further comprises:regulating a flow velocity of each of the at least two entering vapors at a mixer inlet of the mixer (14) so that said flow velocity of said at least two entering vapors at the mixer inlet of the mixer is from 5 to 50 m/s; and
independently adjusting the concentration of each metal during the mixture of the first and second metal vapors to be deposited on the substrate (7).

US Pat. No. 10,711,335

BUBBLE PUMP RESISTANT TO ATTACK BY MOLTEN ALUMINUM

1. A bubble pump comprising:a plurality of hollow parts, each part having a protective lining; and
at least one compression flange joint connecting at least two of the plurality of hollow parts and maintaining the protective lining under compression.

US Pat. No. 10,711,266

MICRO RNA ISOLATION FROM A BIOLOGICAL SAMPLE

Sigma-Aldrich Co. LLC, S...

1. A method for isolating microRNA (miRNA), the method comprising(a) contacting a biological sample with (i) at least one surface active agent selected from an anionic surfactant, a non-ionic surfactant, and combinations of anionic surfactants and/or non-ionic surfactants; (ii) an anti-Argonaut antibody, wherein the surface active agent dissociates biological sample components and the anti-miRNA-binding protein reagent interacts with a miRNA-binding protein associated with miRNA to form immunoprecipitated miRNA complexes, and wherein the biological sample, the at least one surface active agent, and the anti-Argonaut antibody are contacted at room temperature; and
(b) contacting the immunoprecipitated miRNA complexes a proteinase K at room temperature to release miRNA from the immunoprecipitated miRNA complexes without purification.

US Pat. No. 10,711,218

POLYMERS AND THE USE THEREOF AS LUBRICATING AGENTS IN THE PRODUCTION OF ALKALI METAL FILMS

1. A method for producing an alkali metal film, wherein the method comprises the steps of:a) applying a lubricating agent on at least one of the first and second surfaces of an alkali metal strip, producing a lubricated alkali metal strip; and
b) rolling the lubricated alkali metal strip obtained in step (a) between at least two rollers, wherein the rolling produces an alkali metal film;
wherein the lubricating agent is a polymer of Formula I:

wherein,
m and n denote the number of repeated units A and B, respectively, in the polymer; m being a positive whole number, and n being a positive whole number, or zero if the repeated unit B is absent, and wherein m and n are selected to provide that the molecular weight of the polymer of Formula I is from 1000 to 106;
R1, independently at each occurrence, is selected from linear or branched monovalent hydrocarbon radicals;
R2, independently at each occurrence, is selected from —CH2CH2—O— and —CH2CH2CH2O—, wherein R2 is bound to N by a carbon atom, or R2 is absent and N is covalently bound to R4;
R3, independently at each occurrence, is selected from linear or branched monovalent hydrocarbon radicals;
R4, independently at each occurrence, is a polyether residue of formula —[CH(R5)CH2O]sCH3, wherein 5 ?s?100; and
R5, independently at each occurrence, is a hydrogen atom or a CH3 group.

US Pat. No. 10,711,029

BETA-D-2?-DEOXY-2?-ALPHA-FLUORO-2?-BETA-C-SUBSTITUTED-4?FLUORO-N6-SUBSTITUTED-6-AMINO-2-SUBSTITUTED PURINE NUCLEOTIDES FOR THE TREATMENT OF HEPATITIS C VIRUS INFECTION

ATEA Pharmaceuticals, Inc...

1. A compound having formula I or formula II:
wherein:
R1 is C1-C6alkyl or (C0-C2alkyl)(C3-C6cycloalkyl);
R2 is hydrogen, C1-C6alkyl, CHF2, CH2F, CF3, (C0-C2alkyl) (C3-C6cycloalkyl), —C(O)R3C, —C(S)R3C, —(C0-C2alkyl)(aryl), —(C0-C2alkyl)(heterocycle), or —(C0-C2alkyl)(heteroaryl); or
R1 and R2 together with the nitrogen to which they are bonded can form a heterocycle;
R3 is hydrogen,
diphosphate, triphosphate, an optionally substituted carbonyl linked amino acid, —C(S)R3C, —C(S)R3C, or —C(O)R3C;R3A is O?, OH, an —O-optionally substituted aryl, an —O-optionally substituted heteroaryl, or an optionally substituted heterocyclyl;
R3B is O?, OH, an optionally substituted N-linked amino acid or an optionally substituted N-linked amino acid ester;
R3C is optionally substituted alkyl, optionally substituted alkenyl, optionally substituted alkynyl, optionally substituted —(C0-C2)(cycloalkyl), optionally substituted —(C0-C2)(heterocyclo), optionally substituted —(C0-C2)(aryl), optionally substituted —(C0-C2)(heteroaryl), optionally substituted —O-alkyl, optionally substituted —O-alkenyl, optionally substituted —O-alkynyl, optionally substituted —O—(C0-C2)(cycloalkyl), optionally substituted —O—(C0-C2)(heterocyclo), optionally substituted —O—(C0-C2)(aryl), optionally substituted —O—(C0-C2)(heteroaryl), optionally substituted —S-alkyl, optionally substituted —S-alkenyl, optionally substituted —S-alkynyl, optionally substituted —S—(C0-C2)(cycloalkyl), optionally substituted —S—(C0-C2)(heterocyclo), optionally substituted —S—(C0-C2)(aryl), or optionally substituted —S—(C0-C2)(heteroaryl);
R4 is a monophosphate, diphosphate, triphosphate; or
R3 and R4 together with the oxygens that they are bonded to can form a 3?,5?-cyclic ring;
R5 is hydrogen, C1-C6alkyl, or —(C0-C2alkyl)(C3-C6cycloalkyl);
R6 is C1-C6alkyl, —(C0-C2alkyl)(C3-C6cycloalkyl), —(C0-6alkyl)(aryl), —(C0-6alkyl)(heteroaryl), —(C0-6alkyl)(heterocycle), —C(S)R3C or —C(O)R3C;
R12 is CH3, CH2F, CHF2, CF3, or ethynyl; or
a racemate, an enantiomer, a diastereomer, an isotopically-labelled analog, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,711,014

MUTANT KRAS INHIBITORS

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Cen...

1. A method for treating cancer in a subject, comprising administering to the subject a compound having formula IwhereinR1 is an alkyl group;
R2 is a phenyl group optionally substituted with amino, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, alkoxyl, aryl, carboxylate, cyano, guanidinyl, halogen, haloalkyl, heteroaryl having 2-8 carbon atoms and 1-3 heteroatoms, hydroxyl, nitrile, nitro, sulfinyl, sulfanyl, or mercapto, wherein a heteroatom is O, N, or S; and
R3 is H or an alkyl group;or a pharmaceutical acceptable salt thereof,wherein the cancer has an oncogenic mutated KRas.

US Pat. No. 10,711,011

SUBSTITUTED OXAZOLIDINES AS ANTI-BACTERIAL AGENTS

BUGWORKS RESEARCH, INC., ...

4. A pharmaceutical composition comprising a compound of claim 1, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, stereoisomer, or tautomer thereof, and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,710,999

POLYMORPH OF AN INTERMEDIATE FOR PALBOCICLIB SYNTHESIS

MYLAN LABORATORIES LIMITE...

1. Crystalline Form M of a compound of Formula-2characterized by a powder X-ray diffraction pattern having peaks at 6.0 and 8.7±0.2°2?.

US Pat. No. 10,710,963

CHEMICAL COMPOUNDS

GlaxoSmithKline Intellect...

1. A method of treating periodontal disease, wherein said method comprises administering the compound:to a human subject in need thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,710,923

WHEEL CUTTER FOR CUTTING A FLEXIBLE GLASS SUBSTRATE AND CUTTING METHOD THEREOF

Wuhan China Star Optoelec...

1. A wheel cutter for cutting a flexible glass substrate, comprising:a first disk surface;
a second disk surface disposed opposite to the first disk surface;
a circumferential cutting edge formed by the first disk surface and the second disk surface extending outwardly and intersecting each other;
a central shaft hole defined through central portions of the first disk surface and the second disk surface; and
a hollow region formed by the first disk surface engaged with the second disk surface, the hollow region connected to the central shaft hole and configured to temporarily store flexible polymer scraps, wherein the hollow region is centrally symmetric;
a plurality of holes distributed on the circumferential cutting edge, communicating with the hollow region, and configured to bring the flexible polymer scraps in the hollow region to store therein;
wherein the hollow region has a tapered wall defined in each of the central portions of the first disk surface and the second disk surface and is configured to allow insertion of a cleaning device thereinto to clean an inside of the wheel cutter, and the tapered walls in the central portions are arranged symmetrically.

US Pat. No. 10,710,886

METHODS FOR SYNTHESIZING MESOPOROUS ZEOLITE ETS-10 CONTAINING METAL WITHOUT A TEMPLATING AGENT

PetroChina Company Limite...

1. A method for synthesizing a mesoporous zeolite ETS-10 containing a metal without a templating agent, comprising the steps of:(1) mixing a silicon source with a NaOH solution to obtain a mixed solution so that the content of Na2O in the mixed solution is 10.0% to 20.0% by weight;
(2) adding a KOH or KF solution into the mixed solution of step (1) so that the content of K2O is 10.0% to 25.0% by weight and stirring it well;
(3) adding a titanium source solution into the mixed solution of step (2) and stirring it well;
(4) adding into the mixed solution of step (3) a precursor compound containing metal Ni and/or Co and stirring it well; and
(5) subjecting the mixed solution of step (4) to a crystallization reaction to obtain the mesoporous zeolite ETS-10.

US Pat. No. 10,710,838

METHOD AND MACHINE FOR PRODUCING BINDINGS

Airbus Operations S.A.S.,...

1. A method for producing bindings, the method comprises:positioning at least one binding bobbin on a machine comprising:
a winding bobbin configured to be driven in rotation about an axis of rotation and comprising:
a device for supporting configured to permit one end of a binding to be attached; and
a notch extending radially relative to the winding bobbin,
an electric motor coupled to the winding bobbin and configured for driving the winding bobbin in rotation about its axis when the electric motor is supplied with electricity; and
at least one shaft capable of receiving a binding bobbin,
supporting a free end of the binding of the binding bobbin on the winding bobbin, by the device for supporting the winding bobbin;
supplying electricity to the electric motor of the machine to drive the winding bobbin in rotation, so as to wind the binding of the binding bobbin over a plurality of turns around the winding bobbin;
stopping the supply of electricity to the electric motor of the machine; and
in the region of the notch of the winding bobbin, cutting said plurality of turns of bindings wound onto the winding bobbin.

US Pat. No. 10,710,832

CORE PLUG FOR A ROLL OF SHEET PRODUCT

GPCP IP Holdings LLC, At...

1. A core plug for supporting a roll of sheet product, the core plug comprising:a shell that is configured to be at least partially inserted into an opening of the roll of sheet product, the shell comprising:
a collar;
a cylindrical hub; and
a plurality of spokes extending from the cylindrical hub to the collar; and
a support removably coupled to the shell, the support comprising a body, a first arm, and a second arm, wherein at least the first arm contacts the collar during rotation of the roll of sheet product;
wherein the support is configured to move relative to the shell from a first position within the shell to a second position outside of the shell.

US Pat. No. 10,710,810

O-RING AND CONVEYANCE APPARATUS

HKC CORPORATION LIMITED, ...

1. An O-ring, comprising:an O-ring body, having an annular shape; and
a plurality of protrusions, arranged at intervals on an outer annular surface of the O-ring body, and configured to support a glass substrate and convey the glass substrate as the O-ring body rotates, wherein
each protrusion is a cylindrical protrusion, and a lateral surface in a radial direction of the cylindrical protrusion is fixedly connected to the O-ring body;
a first central line in an axial direction of the cylindrical protrusion is parallel to a tangent surface in a corresponding position on the O-ring body and is set at an angle from a second central line in an axial direction of the O-ring body, and the angle ranges from 50 to 20°;
a cross section of the O-ring body has a circular shape or has a rectangular shape; and
the O-ring body and the cylindrical protrusions are integrally formed.

US Pat. No. 10,710,795

GAS DISTRIBUTOR FOR A POWDER PACKAGING INSTALLATION HAVING A REINFORCING MEMBER AND ASSOCIATED INSTALLATION

TECHNIP FRANCE, Courbevo...

1. A gas distributor for a powder packaging installation, comprising at least one elongate crosspiece including two side walls, inclined on their upper parts, connected to one another in their respective upper edges and defining a gas circulation housing between them emerging downward, wherein the gas distributor includes at least one reinforcing member arranged in the housing defined in the elongate crosspiece, the reinforcing member including a central vertical plate that extends longitudinally in said housing and at least one bracket fastened transversely between the central vertical plate and one of the side walls of the elongate crosspiece, wherein a side edge of the bracket is fastened on an inner surface of said one of the side walls defining the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,710,773

RESEALABLE LAMINATE FOR HEAT SEALED PACKAGING

Avery Dennison Corporatio...

1. A resealable packaging laminate comprising:an outer layer, the outer layer defining an outer face;
a pressure sensitive adhesive layer adjacent to the outer layer;
an inner sealing layer, the inner sealing layer defining an inner face;
a filmic layer adjacent to the inner sealing layer;
a release layer disposed between the pressure sensitive adhesive layer and the filmic layer, the release layer at least in partial contact with the pressure sensitive adhesive layer;
a first barrier layer disposed between the filmic layer and the inner sealing layer; and
a second barrier layer disposed between the outer layer and the pressure sensitive adhesive layer, wherein the second barrier layer is in direct contact with the outer layer;
the inner face defining an inner die cut extending through the sealing layer, the filmic layer, and the release layer to thereby define an inner flap portion;
the outer face defining an outer die cut extending through the outer layer and the pressure sensitive adhesive layer to thereby define an outer flap portion, wherein the outer die cut does not extend through the filmic layer;
the inner flap portion and the outer flap portion being secured to each other to thereby provide a positionable flap partially connected to the packaging laminate; and
a region of adhesive deadening material disposed within a resealable region and between the pressure sensitive adhesive layer and the release layer,
wherein the outer die cut and the inner die cut define the resealable region extending between the outer die cut and the inner die cut, the resealable region in the flap including a portion of the pressure sensitive adhesive layer and the resealable region in the packaging laminate including a portion of the release layer;
wherein the release layer has a thickness of from about 1 micron to about 4 microns;
wherein the outer die cut region includes two non-continuous die cut regions;
wherein the outer layer and the filmic layer exhibit a two dimensional vector delta CTE (or CTS) value Q of less than 1,000 ?m/m ° C.;
wherein the outer face further defines at least one tamper identifier, the tamper identifier defined in the resealable region; and
wherein the tamper identifier includes at least one island in the resealable region defined by a tamper die cut extending through the outer layer, the pressure sensitive adhesive layer, and the release layer.

US Pat. No. 10,710,764

STRUCTURE HAVING A GEL-LIKE COATING ON THE SURFACE THEREOF

TOYO SEIKAN CO., LTD., T...

1. A structure forming a gel coating on a surface of a base material that is formed in a predetermined shape, said gel coating including fine solid particles of a grain size of not more than 50 ?m and an oily liquid;(a) said gel coating has a viscosity of 35 to 250 mPa·s (25° C.) as measured at a rotational frequency of 20 rpm; and
(b) said base material is a container and said gel coating is formed on an inner surface thereof with which a content comes in contact.

US Pat. No. 10,710,754

MACHINE FOR FORMING AND FILLING BOX-LIKE BODIES OF DIFFERENT TYPES

I.M.A. INDUSTRIA MACCHINE...

1. A machine for forming and filling boxes of different types, of a type comprising a magazine for sheets to be subjected to forming, at least one handling element for handling at least one sheet at a time, and a conveyor belt for products, clustered in bundles constituted by at least one product each, further comprising:a station for picking up and delivering shaped sheets, in which said magazine is configured to accommodates a plurality of aligned and juxtaposed sheets and said at least one handling element comprises an end bracket provided with at least one grip means and at least one assembly with arms which are articulated with respect to said bracket and are independently movable with respect to a fixed frame;
a line for conveying and forming boxes, which is constituted by at least one suction belt closed in a loop and arranged at least in an initial portion of said line, at least one strap closed in a loop and provided with a plurality of protruding teeth, which is parallel to said suction belt, is arranged at least in an end portion of said line, and has a front substantially juxtaposed with respect to an end portion of said suction belt, and at least one band closed in a loop and provided with a plurality of protruding tabs; and
a movement apparatus for a bar provided with at least one functional unit configured to abuts against at least one respective bundle, said bar being movable according to at least two degrees of freedom, by way of an action of said movement apparatus,
wherein said at least one band closed in a loop is controlled by a respective actuation system for movement of said at least one band between a first level of alignment of an upper face of said at least one band with an upper face of said at least one suction belt and of the at least one strap, and a second level, in which the upper face of said at least one band is separated from the upper face of said at least one suction belt and of the at least one strap by a distance at least equal to a height of said protruding tabs.

US Pat. No. 10,710,739

AUTONOMOUS AIRCRAFT FUEL CELL SYSTEM

Zodiac Aerotechnics, Pla...

1. An aircraft fuel-cell system, comprising:a fuel cell;
related ancillary equipment for fuel-cell functioning;
a battery;
a battery charger;
a preload resistor; and
a series of contactors configured to control the flow of electricity generated by the fuel cell, wherein the series of contactors comprise a resistor contactor, a fuel-cell contactor, a battery contactor, and a bus contactor.

US Pat. No. 10,710,706

SELF-ADJUSTING SYSTEM FOR AIRCRAFT CONTROL

Kitty Hawk Corporation, ...

1. A flight control system, comprising:an input interface configured to receive an input signal generated by an inceptor based at least in part on a position of an input device comprising the inceptor, wherein the input device is configured to receive manual input in the form of manual movement of the input device from a neutral position to which the input device returns when no manual input is being provided, and wherein the inceptor is configured to provide the input signal as an inceptor output signal representative of a position of the input device relative to the neutral position as a result of the manual input; and
a processor coupled to the input interface and configured to:
determine dynamically a mapping to be used to map input signals received from the inceptor to corresponding output signals associated with flight; control, comprising to:
determine the mapping at least in part by:
computing a value based on the output signal as observed over an observation period;
comparing the computed value and a previously computed value to obtain a difference between the computed values;
comparing the difference between the computed values with a computed value threshold; and
in response to a determination that the difference between the computed values satisfied the computed value threshold, adjusting the mapping at least in part to associate a neutral position of the input device comprising the inceptor with a corresponding output level that is determined at least in part by the computed value, wherein the adjusting of the mapping includes remapping output signals for a plurality of input signals; and
use the determined mapping to map the input signal to a corresponding output signal.

US Pat. No. 10,710,667

VIBRATION DAMPING INSERT

Zephyros, Inc., Romeo, M...

1. An insert comprising:a) a core formed of a composition including an isoprene-isobutylene copolymer, an ethylene methyl acrylate copolymer and a filler, the core including one or more metallic inserts; and
b) one or more extensions extending from the core;
wherein the insert is adapted to be inserted into a tubular cavity of a baseball bat so that vibrations in the bat handle when the bat hits a ball are reduced as compared to the cavity with no insert.

US Pat. No. 10,710,627

STEERING WHEEL FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE STEERING SYSTEM AND STEERING COLUMN FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE

THYSSENKRUPP PRESTA AG, ...

1. A steering wheel for a motor vehicle steering system, comprising:a rotatably mounted steering spindle;
a steering wheel hub defining a longitudinal axis and attached coaxially to the rotatably mounted steering spindle;
a steering wheel rim attached to the steering wheel hub and radially spaced apart from the longitudinal axis and extending in a planar manner transversely with respect to the longitudinal axis;
a bearing configured to mount the steering wheel rim on the steering wheel hub such that the steering wheel rim is permitted to incline with respect to the longitudinal axis between an operating position and a stowed position about an inclination axis which lies transversely with respect to the longitudinal axis, wherein the steering wheel rim is inclined at a flatter angle with respect to the longitudinal axis in the stowed position than in the operating position; and
a torque generating device configured to exert a torque on the steering wheel rim about the inclination axis, wherein the torque generating device has an energy store or a force accumulator that is configured to move the steering wheel rim from the stowed position into the operating position.

US Pat. No. 10,710,619

TRAIN AND RAIL YARD MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Amsted Rail Company, Inc....

1. A rail yard management system for managing one or more railcars within a rail yard, comprising:one or more railcars, wherein each railcar has a railcar based mesh network overlaid thereon;
a rail yard-based mesh network having one or more land-based wireless gateways that are installed at fixed locations in said rail yard; and
said rail yard management system configured to perform the following functions:
(a) allowing one or more communication management units associated with each of said one or more railcars to become nodes in said rail yard-based mesh network when said railcars are within said rail yard;
(b) collecting data from said one or more communication management units through said rail yard-based mesh network; and
(c) determining the state of various operational parameters of said railcars from said collected data;
wherein the various operational parameters comprise both forces experienced by said railcar during coupling and a weight of commodities loaded on said railcar.

US Pat. No. 10,710,599

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ONLINE PROBABILISTIC CHANGE DETECTION IN FEATURE-BASED MAPS

Toyota Research Institute...

1. A change prediction system for identifying changes within a surrounding environment of a vehicle, comprising:one or more processors;
a memory communicably coupled to the one or more processors and storing:
a sensor module including instructions that when executed by the one or more processors cause the one or more processors to collect, using at least one sensor of the vehicle, sensor data about the surrounding environment,
wherein the sensor module includes instructions to analyze the sensor data to identify features of the surrounding environment, wherein the features are landmarks of the surrounding environment that are indicated within a map of the surrounding environment, and wherein the sensor data indicates at least measurements associated with the features as acquired by the at least one sensor; and
a prediction module including instructions that when executed by the one or more processors cause the one or more processors to compute persistence likelihoods for the features according to a persistence model that characterizes at least prior observations of the features and relationships between the features, wherein the persistence likelihoods indicate estimated persistences of the features to identify whether the features exist,
wherein the prediction module includes instructions to compute the persistence likelihoods including instructions to combine a joint detection likelihood, a joint prior distribution, and a joint evidence associated with the features and data associations of the features determined from the sensor data to produce the persistence likelihoods, and
wherein the prediction module includes instructions to control the vehicle according to the persistence likelihoods.

US Pat. No. 10,710,557

LIGHTED VEHICLE WASH DRYER ASSEMBLY WITH OPAQUE LETTERING ON HOUSING

Belanger, Inc., Northvil...

1. A dryer assembly for a vehicle treatment area, comprising:a molded blower housing molded from a plastic translucent material and having an exterior surface, a clearance opening located in an upper surface thereof, a generally hollow interior and an air inlet opening adjacent to said clearance opening;
a motor unit in communication with said air inlet opening for drawing air through said air inlet opening into said hollow interior;
at least one nozzle portion in communication with said air inlet opening and configured to emit pressurized air at an exterior surface of a vehicle while disposed in said vehicle treatment area;
at least one LED light source associated with said blower housing and configured to emit light through said blower housing for viewing in said vehicle treatment area, said at least one LED light source disposed with in a translucent tubular housing with said translucent tubular housing passing through said clearance opening and secured in said blower housing at said clearance opening and an upper end of said LED light source connected to a conduit box with said LED light source being suspended generally vertically inside a hollow interior of said translucent tubular housing;
said conduit box located on said upper surface of said blower housing, said conduit box providing electrical power to said at least one LED light source; and
lettering molded from said plastic translucent material and located on said exterior surface of said housing, said lettering further having an opaque front surface.

US Pat. No. 10,710,552

SMART KEYLESS ENTRY SYSTEM

ALPS ALPINE CO., LTD., T...

1. A smart keyless entry system having an on-vehicle apparatus installed in a vehicle and a portable device configured to communicate with the on-vehicle apparatus, comprising:a location calculating unit configured to calculate a location of the portable device through communication between the on-vehicle apparatus and the portable device; and
a vertical-position calculating unit configured to calculate a vertical position of the portable device; and
a communication environment estimating unit configured to make a comparison between a vertical position of a window glass and the calculated vertical position of the portable device,
wherein the on-vehicle apparatus and the portable device communicate with each other under conditions adjusted in response to a result of the comparison, and
wherein control is performed based on the calculated location of the portable device.

US Pat. No. 10,710,536

FUNCTION SAFETY SYSTEM FOR VEHICLE MALFUNCTION DISPLAY

HIMAX TECHNOLOGIES LIMITE...

1. A function safety system for a vehicle malfunction display, comprising:an automotive system;
a sensor, coupled to the automotive system, for detecting whether the automotive system has at least a malfunction;
a display system;
a control unit, coupled to the sensor and directly connected to the display system, for indicating the display system when the sensor detecting the automotive system has the at least a malfunction; and
a graphics processing unit (GPU), coupled to the display system, for performing information transmission for the display system;
wherein the display system comprises:
a display panel;
a display driver; and
a timing controller, comprising:
a failure detector, for detecting whether the information transmission is abnormal between the GPU and the timing controller; and
wherein when the information transmission is abnormal between the GPU and the timing controller, the display system displays at least a malfunction image directly according to the indication of the control unit.

US Pat. No. 10,710,530

ADJUSTABLE BRACKET FOR INSTALLATION OF A VEHICLE BUMPER

Compagnie Plastic Omnium,...

1. An adjustable bracket for installation of a vehicle bumper on a body of a vehicle comprising:a bracket being configured to be connected to the body to support the vehicle bumper, and the bracket comprises a fixed bracket and an adjusting bracket,
wherein the bracket comprises a movable connection between the fixed bracket and the adjusting bracket, which allows the adjusting bracket to have a translational movement in a vertical direction of the vehicle with respect to the fixed bracket, and
wherein the adjusting bracket is provided at its top with a position-limiting device which can abut against a light of the vehicle, and
wherein the fixed bracket and the adjusting bracket are both provided with a mounting structure fastened to the body.

US Pat. No. 10,710,506

VEHICLE WITH SURROUNDINGS-MONITORING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR OPERATING SUCH A MONITORING DEVICE

KNORR-BREMSE Systeme fuer...

1. A vehicle having a surroundings monitoring device, which monitors surroundings of the vehicle, comprisingan image capture device with at least two cameras which captures images of the surroundings of the vehicle and/or of the vehicle itself;
a first camera arrangement of the image capture device, in the case of which a first camera is arranged in the region of a first edge of the vehicle at which a first vehicle side surface and a vehicle front surface or a vehicle rear surface converge, and in the case of which a second camera is arranged in the region of a second edge, which differs from the first edge, of the vehicle at which a second vehicle side surface, which differs from the first vehicle side surface, and the vehicle front surface or the vehicle rear surface converge; and
an image evaluation device having individual object identification algorithms assigned to each camera,
wherein
the first camera arrangement is further arranged such that the image capture area of the first camera encompasses at least a part of surroundings of the first vehicle side surface between planes containing the front and rear surfaces of the vehicle, the image capture area of the second camera encompasses at least a part of surroundings of the second vehicle side surface between the planes containing the front and rear surfaces of the vehicle, and the image capture areas of the first and second cameras encompass at least a part of the surroundings of the vehicle front surface or at least a part of the surroundings of the vehicle rear surface between planes containing the first or second side surfaces.

US Pat. No. 10,710,404

DRIVEN CASTER WHEEL AND ASSEMBLY

Facebook, Inc., Menlo Pa...

1. A driven caster wheel assembly, comprising:a wheel mounted to an axle for rotation about a drive axis and steering about a substantially vertical steering axis;
a drive assembly;
a drive shaft extending along the steering axis from a first drive shaft end to a second drive shaft end, the first drive shaft end being connected to the axle and the second drive shaft end being connected to the drive assembly such that the drive assembly controls rotation of the drive shaft about the steering axis;
a bevel gear connecting the first drive shaft end to the axle such that rotation of the drive shaft about the steering axis controls rotation of the wheel about the drive axis to drive the driven caster wheel assembly in a substantially horizontal direction; and
a brake, disposed on the second drive shaft end, configured to retard motion of the drive shaft to thereby retard motion of the wheel, wherein the brake comprises a disc brake having:
a disc arranged on the second drive shaft end and configured to rotate about the steering axis along with the drive shaft; and
a pair of pads arranged on top and bottom sides of the disc, wherein the pads are compressible against the top and bottom sides of the disc to retard rotation of the disc and thereby retard rotation of the drive shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,710,366

JET HOLE PLATE, LIQUID JET HEAD, AND LIQUID JET RECORDING APPARATUS

SII Printek Inc., Chiba ...

1. A jet hole plate for use in a liquid jet head, the jet hole plate comprising:a metal substrate provided with a plurality of jet holes,
wherein the metal substrate comprises a first principal surface, on which outlet edges of the jet holes are provided, and an opposite second principal surface,
wherein the metal substrate comprises smaller crystal grain size regions having an average crystal grain size that is smaller than the crystal grain size of surrounding regions adjacent to the smaller crystal grain size regions, the smaller crystal grain size regions including the outlet edges of the jet holes, and
wherein a size of the smaller crystal grain size regions increases from the second principal surface toward the outlet edges of the jet holes in the first principal surface.

US Pat. No. 10,710,339

HEATING GLAZING UNIT

AGC GLASS EUROPE, Louvai...

1. A laminated motor vehicle glass panel comprising:first and second glass sheets united by a thermoplastic interlayer sheet;
a system of conductive layers applied to a first face of the first glass sheet, wherein the first glass sheet has a reflection which is not greater than 8% on a second side of the first glass sheet opposite the first side of the first glass sheet when the first glass sheet is 4 mm thick;
an opaque masking strip, in contact with the first glass sheet on an edge of the first glass sheet, forming an interference optical system for at least partially neutralizing overall reflection on the first side of the first glass sheet, the opaque masking strip including an assembly of layers including (a) a first absorbent/reflective layer, (b) a second absorbent/reflective layer located between the first face of the first glass sheet and the first absorbent/reflective layer, and (c) plural dielectric layers, wherein at least part of the opaque masking strip is covered by the system of conductive layers, and wherein a thickness of the second absorbent/reflective layer is between a third and a tenth of a thickness of the first absorbent/reflective layer; and
electrical supply busbars in contact with the system of conductive layers where the at least part of the opaque masking strip is covered by the system of conductive layers,
wherein the assembly of layers of the opaque masking strip absorb visible radiation and is formed by cathode sputtering such that visible light transmission through the opaque masking strip is at most 1%,
wherein the second absorbent/reflective layer is made of metal or based on a metal compound, and the second absorbent/reflective layer comprises (1) a metal from a selected metal group, the selected metal group consisting of: W, Cr, Ta, Nb, Zr, Ti, Nb, Mo, V, Hf and NiCr, CoCr, ZrCr, NbCr and NiCrW, and stainless steels, (2) an alloy of metals from the selected metal group, (3) a partially nitrided compound of at least one metal from the selected metal group, (4) a completely nitrided compound of metal from the selected metal group, (5) a partially nitrided compound of at least one alloy including a metal from the selected metal group, or (6) a completely nitrided compound of at least one alloy including a metal from the selected metal group.

US Pat. No. 10,710,304

APPARATUS FOR PRODUCING A THREE-DIMENSIONAL WORK PIECE WITH PROCESS TEMPERATURE CONTROL

SLM Solutions Group AG, ...

1. An apparatus for producing a three-dimensional work piece, the apparatus comprising:a process chamber accommodating a carrier for receiving a raw material powder,
an irradiation device for selectively irradiating electromagnetic or particle radiation onto the raw material powder applied onto the carrier in order to produce the work piece from said raw material powder by an additive layer construction method, the irradiation device comprising at least one radiation source and at least one optical unit with a plurality of optical elements;
a heat transfer arrangement configured to transfer heat generated by a heat source to the at least one optical unit of the irradiation device; and
a control unit configured to control the heat transfer arrangement so as to adjust a temperature of the at least one optical unit of the irradiation device, wherein the heat transfer arrangement comprises a heat transfer circuit in which a heat transfer fluid circulates and which is configured to be thermally coupled to the heat source and to the at least one optical unit of the irradiation device so as to transfer the heat generated by the heat source to the at least one optical unit of the irradiation device,
wherein the heat transfer arrangement is further configured to transfer cooling energy generated by a cooling energy source to the at least one optical unit of the irradiation device.

US Pat. No. 10,710,287

INJECTION MOLDING METHOD AND MOLD MECHANISM

Taiwan Green Point Enterp...

1. An injection mold mechanism comprising:a male mold including a base plate, and an embedding portion disposed on said base plate and formed with an embedding groove;
a pushing system including a push rod that is actuatable to move through said male mold along a pushing direction; and
a male mold core disposed in said embedding groove and including
a forming member having a first mold cavity,
a positioning module including a plurality of positioning pin units each of which has a slide member, at least one positioning pin fixed on said slide member, and a drive member to drive movement of said slide member, and
a connecting member having an engaging groove, and a holding member sandwiched between said forming member and said connecting member, said push rod extending movably through said engaging groove, said forming member further having a plurality of slide grooves respectively receiving said slide members of said positioning pin units, said first mold cavity being formed on an outer periphery of said forming member, said holding member having a plurality of first receiving holes respectively receiving said drive members of said positioning pin units, and a second receiving hole communicating with said first receiving holes for receiving said push rod;
wherein, prior to actuation of said push rod, said slide members of said positioning pin units are spaced apart from each other and said positioning pins of said positioning pin units extend into said first mold cavity; and
wherein, when said push rod is actuated, said push rod pushes said drive members of said positioning pin units to respectively engage said slide members and drive said slide members to move toward each other to thereby retract said positioning pins from said first mold cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,710,275

CONTAINER TREATMENT SYSTEM AND AUTOMATIC EXCHANGE MACHINE

KRONES Aktiengesellschaft...

1. A container treatment system (1, 13) for producing or processing products or groups of products, the container treatment system (1, 13) comprising:at least two different container treatment modules, each having: (i) at least one working area (AP) with at least one exchangeable working tool (2) located at an exchange position on the at least one working area, or (ii) at least one adaptable format part located at an exchange position on the at least one working area (AP); and
at least one automatic exchange machine (10) that is movable to each working area (AP), wherein the at least one automatic exchange machine (10) is capable of exchanging the at least one exchangeable working tool (2) at each exchange position or adapting the at least one adaptable format part at each exchange position,
and wherein one of the at least two container treatment modules operates, during an exchange cycle for the one of the at least two container treatment modules, in an intermittent, strokewise manner;
and wherein, per stroke of the one of the at least two container treatment modules during the exchange cycle, the at least one automatic exchange machine (10) retrieves one exchangeable working tool (2) from the exchange position and stores it in a magazine,
and wherein, on a subsequent stroke of the one of the at least two container treatment modules during the exchange cycle, the at least one automatic exchange machine (10) mounts one exchangeable working tool (2) at the exchange position, wherein the at least one exchangeable working tool (2) is a blow mold.

US Pat. No. 10,710,184

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING OF A ROTOR

Atlas Copco Airpower, N.V...

1. A method for manufacturing a screw rotor for a compressor, a blower, a vacuum pump, or an expander, the method comprising the following operations:clamping a workpiece into a grinding machine to perform a grinding operation, the workpiece having been partially processed so that before being clamped into the grinding machine, along an axis of the workpiece, the workpiece has a general cross-sectional shape of a rotor;
performing one or more cylindrical grinding operations including cylindrical grinding with one or more cylindrical grinding disks including a first cylindrical grinding disk and a second cylindrical grinding disk, wherein one or more sections of the workpiece are ground to respective one or more diameters to form one or more rotor shaft sections;
performing one or more profile grinding operations, wherein, in said one or more profile grinding operations, with one or more profile grinding disks including a coarse profile grinding disk and a fine profile grinding disk, a section of the workpiece is profiled to form a rotor body of the screw rotor;wherein during the manufacture of the screw rotor in the grinding machine, the workpiece is not unclamped and both the cylindrical grinding operations and the profile grinding operations are executed with the same grinding machine,wherein performing the one or more cylindrical grinding operations includes a first cylindrical grinding operation that includes cylindrically grinding with the first cylindrical grinding disk a first section on at least a first end of the workpiece to obtain a cylindrical clamping surface that is centred with respect to a centre line of the workpiece along the axis of the workpiece,wherein performing the one or more cylindrical grinding operations further includes a second cylindrical grinding operation that includes cylindrically grinding with the first or second cylindrical grinding disks a second section on at least a second end of the workpiece, the second end of the workpiece being opposite from the first end of the workpiece, to obtain a cylindrical support surface that is centred with respect to the centre line of the workpiece along the axis of the workpiece, andwherein performing the one or more profile grinding operations includesclamping the workpiece at the first end at the cylindrical clamping surface to provide rotational support to the workpiece during the profile grinding by controlling rotation of the workpiece during the profile grinding operations to form the rotor body of the screw rotor,wherein performing the one or more profile grinding operations includes a first coarse profile grinding operation using the coarse profile grinding disk to obtain on the workpiece a coarsely ground rotor body having a coarsely finished spiral toothing,wherein, after said first coarse profile grinding operation, said method further comprises performing a third cylindrical grinding operation that includes grinding said one or more rotor shaft sections or grinding an end face of the rotor body,wherein after said third cylindrical grinding operation is performed, the one or more profile grinding operations includes a second profile grinding operation that includes finely grinding the profile of the rotor body using the fine profile grinding disk during a fine profile grinding operation to obtain on the workpiece a finely ground rotor body having a finely finished spiral toothing, andwherein said providing rotational support to the workpiece during said one or more profile grinding operations includes driving the workpiece around the axis of the workpiece by a clamp clamped at said cylindrical clamping surface during said first profile grinding operation and during said second profile grinding operation.

US Pat. No. 10,710,167

NEGATIVE FINISH TURNING INSERT WITH CHIP FORMING ARRANGEMENT

Iscar, Ltd., Tefen (IL)

1. A cemented carbide turning insert comprising:opposite first and second surfaces;
a peripherally extending peripheral surface connecting and extending perpendicular to the first and second surfaces;
a peripheral edge formed at an intersection of the peripheral surface and the first surface, the peripheral edge having at least one corner comprising a corner radius;
a cutting edge formed along at least a portion of the peripheral edge, and extending along the corner radius as well as first and second edge portions connected to and extending from different sides of the corner;
a bisector plane P1 perpendicular to the first and second surfaces and bisecting the corner radius;
a bisector point P defined at an intersection of the cutting edge and the bisector plane;
a horizontal plane perpendicular to the peripheral surface and intersecting the bisector point;
a downward direction directed perpendicularly from the horizontal plane towards the second surface;
an upward direction opposite to the downward direction;
an inward direction directed into the insert from an intersection of the bisector plane and the peripheral surface; and
a chip forming arrangement formed at the first surface, adjacent to the cutting edge, the chip forming arrangement being devoid of a land and consisting of a single, continuous v-shaped groove extending on both sides of the corner radius, in a top view;
the groove comprising:
a curved groove portion adjacent the corner radius, and two straight extension portions connected to either side of the curved groove portion;
a descending surface extending directly from the cutting edge in a downward-inward direction to a lowest point of the groove; and
an ascending surface extending from the lowest point in an upward-inward direction to a highest point;wherein along the bisector plane:the lowest point is a first horizontal distance D1 from the bisector point, fulfilling the condition 0.50 mm?D1?1.20 mm;
the lowest point is a first vertical distance H1 downward from the horizontal plane, fulfilling the condition 0.15 mm?H1?0.30 mm; and
the highest point is a second horizontal distance D2 from the bisector point, fulfilling the condition 1.10 mm?D2?1.70 mm.

US Pat. No. 10,710,140

TOOLING ASSEMBLY, BLANKING TOOL THEREFOR AND ASSOCIATED METHOD

Stolle Machinery Company,...

1. A blanking tool for cutting a number of circular blanks from a sheet of material, said blanking tool comprising:a shear comprising:
an inner edge defining a thru hole,
an outer edge concentric with the inner edge, and
a plurality of contact surfaces disposed between the inner edge and the outer edge,
wherein every contact surface of said shear is positioned about the thru hole in the same radial positioning relative to the inner edge and extends from proximate the inner edge toward the outer edge,
wherein said plurality of contact surfaces are defined by a plurality of machined surfaces,
wherein each of said machined surfaces is a recessed area disposed between a pair of said plurality of contact surfaces, in order that said plurality of contact surfaces comprise high points on a side of said shear, and
wherein the blanking tool is structured to cut blanks devoid of any holes or openings.

US Pat. No. 10,710,102

FLUID PERMEABLE MEMBER

POINT ENGINEERING CO., LT...

1. A fluid permeable member, comprising:a support body including a support plate having a fluid permeable through-hole, wherein the support plate is formed in a lower portion of the support body; and
a fluid permeable anodic oxide film disposed on the support plate,
wherein the fluid permeable anodic oxide film includes a porous layer and a barrier layer formed under the porous layer,
wherein the porous layer includes a plurality of pores and a plurality of permeation holes each having a larger inner width than each of the pores and vertically penetrating the fluid permeable anodic oxide film,
wherein lower ends of the pores are closed by the barrier layer and the pores positioned between two adjacent permeation holes, and
wherein the fluid permeable anodic oxide film is formed only by anodized metallic base material which was removed unanodized metallic base material.

US Pat. No. 10,710,069

MICROFLUIDIC VALVE AND METHOD OF MAKING SAME

HandyLab, Inc., Franklin...

1. A method of making a microfluidic valve in a microfluidic device comprising a reactor and a window disposed relative to the reactor to allow detection of fluorescence from the reactor, the method of making comprising:directing a dispensing head over an inlet hole in a microfluidic substrate of the microfluidic device;
propelling a quantity of thermally responsive substance as a succession of fluid dots from the dispensing head into the inlet hole; and
maintaining a temperature of the microfluidic substrate so that the thermally responsive substance flows by capillary action from the inlet hole into a microfluidic loading channel in communication with the inlet hole, the microfluidic loading channel comprising a first end and a second end, the second end of the microfluidic loading channel intersecting a microfluidic flow channel at a T-junction such that the flow of thermally responsive substance stops when the thermally responsive substance reaches the microfluidic flow channel without entering the microfluidic flow channel to form the microfluidic valve.

US Pat. No. 10,710,056

CERIA SUPPORTED PALLADIUM/CALCIUM CATALYST FOR HYDROGENATING CO2 TO DIMETHYL ETHER

King Abdulaziz University...

1. A CeO2 supported palladium catalyst, comprising:0.05-2 wt % of a promoter comprising Ca;
1-8 wt % of a catalytic material comprising Pd; and
90-98 wt % of CeO2, each relative to a total weight of the CeO2 supported palladium catalyst,
wherein:
the CeO2 supported palladium catalyst has an atomic ratio of palladium to calcium ranging from 2:1 to 6:1; and
the promoter and the catalytic material are deposited on the CeO2.

US Pat. No. 10,710,009

RETROFITTABLE NO FILTER NO RUN FILTRATION SYSTEM

CUMMINS FILTRATION IP, IN...

1. A no filter no run insert, comprising:a plastic cage housing sized and shaped to be received in a filter mounting head of a filtration system not designed with a no filter no run feature, the plastic cage comprising a fluid inlet and an alignment rib, the alignment rib extending parallel to a central axis of the plastic cage that interacts with a slot built into the filter mounting head; and
a cutoff valve coupled to the plastic cage separate from the filter mounting head, the cutoff valve including a ball having a ball diameter and a fluid passage having a fluid passage diameter, the fluid passage positioned downstream of the fluid inlet in a fluid flow direction, the ball sized such that the ball cannot pass through the fluid inlet, the ball diameter being greater than the fluid passage diameter such that ball will block the fluid passage as the fluid being filtered by the assembly carries the ball into the fluid passage unless a filter element having a valve interaction pin is used within the filtration system,
wherein when the plastic cage housing is received in the filter mounting head, the no filter no run insert provides a retrofit no filter no run feature to the filtration system.

US Pat. No. 10,710,008

SPIN-ON FILTER FOR SUCTION-SIDE AND PRESSURE-SIDE APPLICATIONS IN FILTRATION SYSTEMS

CUMMINS FILTRATION IP, IN...

1. A filter assembly comprising:a housing having an open end and a closed end;
a filter element positioned within the housing and configured to filter a fluid;
an endcap positioned adjacent to the open end of the housing, the endcap is coupled to a first end of the filter element, the endcap comprises a central opening and a circumferential opening; and
a seal coupled to the endcap and configured to seal a clean side of the filter element from a dirty side of the filter element when the filter assembly is connected in an installed position to a filter mounting head of a filtration system, the seal is configured to seal against the filter mounting head in the presence of both a negative pressure through the filtration system and a positive pressure through the filtration system, the seal comprises an inner sealing ridge positioned between the central opening and the circumferential opening and an outer sealing ridge, the outer sealing ridge is repositionable between a first position in the presence of the negative pressure through the filtration system and a second position in the presence of the positive pressure through the filtration system, the outer sealing ridge configured to engage a circumferential groove in the filter mounting head that is larger than the outer sealing ridge, the outer sealing ridge is bendable under a pressure of fluid flowing through a filtration system such that the outer sealing ridge presses and seals against an inside surface of the circumferential groove separate from an outside surface of the circumferential groove in the first position and the outside surface separate from the inside surface in the second position.

US Pat. No. 10,709,974

GAMING HEADSET WITH ENHANCED OFF-SCREEN AWARENESS

VOYETRA TURTLE BEACH, INC...

1. A system comprising:an audio processing circuit that is configured to:
identify in input audio signals, based on parameters or criteria associated with a user of the system, one or more components; and
process the input audio signals, wherein:
the processing comprises adjusting the one or more components and/or one or more other components in output audio signals corresponding to the input audio signals;
the adjusting is based on characteristics of the one or more components as perceived by the user when the user is receiving the output audio signals; and
the adjusting comprises subtracting or suppressing at least one of the one or more components.

US Pat. No. 10,709,960

POWERED WHEELED BOARD

RAZOR USA LLC, Cerritos,...

1. A powered personal mobility vehicle, comprising:a deck configured to support a user, the deck having a first portion and a second portion, the first and the second portions spaced apart by a neck portion, the neck portion being configured to enable the deck to twist or flex about a longitudinal axis of the vehicle, wherein the longitudinal axis passes through the neck portion;
a first swivel wheel spaced apart from a second swivel wheel, each of the wheels being connected with the deck and disposed entirely beneath the deck, wherein at least one of the first swivel wheel and the second swivel wheel is configured to swivel 360 degrees about its respective swivel axis;
a motor arranged to transfer rotational force; and
a drive shaft configured to transmit torque from the motor.

US Pat. No. 10,709,940

GOLF CLUB WITH WEIGHT AND EXTERNAL RIB IN RECESS ON SOLE

BRIDGESTONE SPORTS CO., L...

1. A golf club head comprising:a crown defining a top of the golf club head;
a sole defining a bottom of the golf club head;
a face including a ball striking surface, the face extending between the crown and the sole;
an attachment part provided in the sole;
an attachment member detachably attached to the attachment part; and
an external rib in a recess, the recess being formed in a sole-side external surface of the golf club head, the external rib being exposed to an outside of the golf club head,
the external rib including
a first rib elongated in a toe-heel direction of the golf club head;
a second rib provided on a back side of the attachment part and elongated in a face-back direction of the golf club head, the second rib protruding from the sole-side external surface in a direction away from the crown in the recess; and
a third rib extending continuously from the first rib to the second rib, the third rib at least partially surrounding the attachment part,
wherein the second rib extends from the third rib toward a back of the golf club head.

US Pat. No. 10,709,935

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MEASURING AND ADJUSTING PHYSICAL RESISTANCE FOR ATHLETIC ACTIVITIES AND FITNESS EQUIPMENT

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A system comprising:a user-wearable sensor including a housing having a wearable form factor, the user-wearable sensor to measure a first level of physical effort during a first athletic activity using fitness equipment and to generate sensor data indicative of the first level of physical effort; and
a controller to:
determine a first force-to-motion ratio based on the sensor data;
conduct effort normalization based on the first force-to-motion ratio and a second force-to-motion ratio based on data from a second athletic activity indicative of a second level of physical effort; and
automatically generate a control signal to adjust a setting of the fitness equipment based on the effort normalization.

US Pat. No. 10,709,884

DEVICE FOR DELIVERY OF RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS MEDICATION

SORRENTO THERAPEUTICS, IN...

1. A device for delivery of a rheumatoid arthritis drug across a dermal barrier, the device comprising:a microneedle and a plurality of first nanostructures located on a surface of the microneedle and projecting outward from the surface of the microneedle, wherein the nanostructures on the surface of the microneedle are fabricated in a pattern that comprises a fractal and/or fractal-like geometry; and
a rheumatoid arthritis drug in fluid communication with the microneedle.

US Pat. No. 10,709,880

INFLATOR FOR DILATION OF ANATOMICAL PASSAGEWAY

Acclarent, Inc., Irvine,...

1. An apparatus, comprising:(a) a body, wherein the body includes a first locking feature;
(b) a reservoir having a fluid capacity; and
(c) a plunger assembly, wherein the plunger assembly is movable relative to the body to selectively vary the fluid capacity of the reservoir, wherein the plunger assembly comprises:
(i) a housing,
(ii) an actuating body configured to actuate relative to the housing between a first position and a second position, wherein the actuating body is resiliently biased toward the first position, and
(iii) a second locking feature configured to engage the first locking feature to selectively maintain a location of the plunger assembly at a plurality of selected longitudinal positions in relation to the body, wherein the second locking member is configured to disengage the first locking feature at the plurality of selected longitudinal positions in relation to the body in order to selectively allow linear translation of the plunger assembly relative to the body to selectively vary the fluid capacity of the reservoir, wherein the actuating body is configured to drive the second locking feature relative to the actuating body and the housing to engage the first locking feature while in the first position, wherein the actuating body is configured to drive the second locking feature to disengage the first locking feature while in the second position.

US Pat. No. 10,709,878

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TREATMENT OF PULMONARY EDEMA

White Swell Medical Ltd, ...

1. A device comprising:a conduit;
a first restrictor operably associated with an exterior of the conduit, wherein the first restrictor comprises a retracted and deployed configuration and in the deployed configuration, the first restrictor comprises a diameter of an innominate vein;
one or more sensors positioned on the conduit and in communication with the first restrictor, the one or more sensors providing data that is used to alter the diameter of the first restrictor inside the innominate vein; and
a pump configured to urge fluid through the conduit.

US Pat. No. 10,709,840

INJECTION DEVICE WITH A SPRING FOR A NEEDLE PROTECTING SLEEVE

TecPharma Licensing AG, ...

1. An injection device comprising:a) a housing enclosing a product container with an injection needle fastened thereto, and a piston rod;
b) an activating element shiftable relative to the housing from an initial position in which the activating element protects the injection needle, to a proximal position during manual insertion of the injection needle;
c) an advancing member shiftable relative to the housing in an advancing direction, said advancing member comprising the piston rod, said piston rod acting on a piston to shift the piston relative to the product container;
d) a delivery spring acting on the piston rod, wherein the piston rod is at least partially hollow and sleeve-shaped and encloses the delivery spring in a biased state of the delivery spring;
e) a restoring spring for shifting the activating element distally from the proximal position to an end position; and
f) a releasing member with a protrusion mounted on a distally oriented elastic arm and directed radially inward to engage an outer surface of the piston rod in an engagement to prevent the piston rod from moving in a distal direction, wherein the releasing member is prevented from disengaging from the engagement with the piston rod by a radially inward directed surface of a supporting element preventing the releasing member from moving radially outward, and wherein by shifting the supporting element, the releasing member can unlatch, radially outwardly, from the engagement with the piston rod into a radial gap between the supporting element and the releasing member and the releasing member can release the piston rod for movement in a product delivery direction.

US Pat. No. 10,709,833

MULTIPART FLUID SYSTEM AND A SYSTEM FOR REGIONAL CITRATE ANTICOAGULATION IN AN EXTRACORPOREAL BLOOD CIRCUIT

Gambro Lundia AB, Lund (...

1. A system for regional citrate anticoagulation in an extracorporeal blood circuit comprising:an arterial blood line configured to be connected to a vascular access for withdrawing blood from a patient;
a venous blood line configured to be connected to the vascular access for returning blood to the patient;
a pump configured to be coupled to the arterial blood line or the venous blood line and move blood simultaneously through both the arterial blood line and the venous blood line;
a filter with a dialysate side and a blood side, wherein the blood side is in fluid communication with the arterial and venous blood lines;
a pre-filter infusion line connected to the arterial blood line upstream the filter and connected to an anticoagulation fluid source containing at least 8 mM citrate to be infused into the blood stream in the arterial blood line, and
a post-filter infusion line connected to the venous blood line downstream the filter and connected to an infusion fluid source comprising 2-8 mM citrate and 1-5 mM total calcium to be infused into the blood stream in the venous blood line.

US Pat. No. 10,709,808

ABSORBENT ARTICLES HAVING ANTIMICROBIAL PROPERTIES AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Medline Industries, Inc.,...

1. A method of manufacturing an absorbent article comprising:forming a moisture-impervious outer layer;
forming an inner layer;
treating the inner layer with at least one substance including polydimethylsiloxane;
treating a quantity of fibrous material with at least one antimicrobial agent;
forming an absorbent layer from the fibrous material;
interposing the absorbent layer between the outer layer and the inner layer; and
joining the inner layer, the absorbent layer, and the outer layer to form the absorbent article.

US Pat. No. 10,709,697

BIS-AMINES, COMPOSITIONS, AND USES RELATED TO CXCR4 INHIBITION

Emory University, Atlant...

1. A pharmaceutical composition in the form of a tablet or capsule comprising a compound of Formula IL
wherein,
X is N or CH;
R1 is alkyl optionally substituted with one or more, the same or different, R10;
R3, R4, R5, R6, and R7, are each individually and independently selected from hydrogen, alkyl, halogen, nitro, cyano, hydroxy, amino, mercapto, formyl, carboxy, carbamoyl, alkoxy, hydroxyalkyl, alkylthio, thioalkyl, alkylamino, aminoalkyl, (alkyl)2amino, alkanoyl, alkoxycarbonyl, alkylsulfinyl, alkyl sulfonyl, aryl sulfonyl, carbocyclyl, benzoyl, benzyl, aryl, or heterocyclyl, wherein R3, R4, R5, R6, and R7 are optionally substituted with one or more, the same or different, R10; and
R10 is alkyl, halogen, nitro, cyano, hydroxy, amino, mercapto, formyl, carboxy, carbamoyl, alkoxy, hydroxyalkyl, alkylthio, thioalkyl, alkylamino, aminoalkyl, (alkyl)2amino, alkanoyl, alkoxycarbonyl, alkylsulfinyl, alkyl sulfonyl, aryl sulfonyl, carbocyclyl, benzoyl, benzyl, aryl, or heterocyclyl, wherein R10 is optionally substituted with one or more, the same or different, R11; and
R11 is halogen, nitro, cyano, hydroxy, trifluoromethoxy, trifluoromethyl, amino, formyl, carboxy, carbamoyl, mercapto, sulfamoyl, methyl, ethyl, methoxy, ethoxy, isopropoxy, tert-butoxy, hydoxymethyl, hydroxyethyl, thiomethyl, thioethyl, aminomethyl, aminoethyl, acetyl, acetoxy, methylamino, ethylamino, dimethylamino, diethylamino, N-methyl-N-ethylamino, acetylamino, N-methylcarbamoyl, N-ethylcarbamoyl, N,N-dimethylcarbamoyl, N,N-diethylcarbamoyl, N-methyl-N-ethylcarbamoyl, methylthio, ethylthio, methyl sulfinyl, ethylsulfinyl, mesyl, ethyl sulfonyl, methoxycarbonyl, ethoxycarbonyl, isopropoxycarbonyl, tert-butoxycarbonyl, N-methyl sulfamoyl, N-ethyl sulfamoyl, N,N-dimethylsulfamoyl, N,N-diethylsulfamoyl, N-methyl-N-ethylsulfamoyl, benzoyl, benzyl, carbocyclyl, aryl, or heterocyclyl,
or salt, ester, amide thereof and a pharmaceutically acceptable excipient.

US Pat. No. 10,709,662

MUCOADHESIVE BUCCAL FILM HAVING A DUAL RELEASE CARRIER SYSTEM

King Abdulaziz University...

1. A method of improving permeation of a statin across mucosal tissue, comprising providing to a subject in need thereof a mucoadhesive buccal film comprising a crosslinked polyacrylic acid polymer, wherein the film is loaded witha statin-hydroxypropyl-beta-cyclodextrin inclusion complex; and
a statin-loaded mixed micelle composition,wherein the ratio of the mixed micelle composition to the inclusion complex is from 2:0.5 to 2:1.5.

US Pat. No. 10,709,640

TAMPERPROOF ORAL DOSAGE FORM

Capsugel Belgium NV, Bor...

1. A tamperproof dosage form article comprising:a single core, wherein said core comprises a first end and a second end;
a first shell having an open end and a closed dome-shaped end, the first shell on at least a portion of the first end of the core;
a second shell having an open end and a closed dome-shaped end, the second shell on at least a portion of the second end of the core;wherein the first and second shells comprise one or more locking protrusion(s) extending along the full circumference and inner surface of said shells, and said core comprises one or more locking recess(es) formed into the core, and wherein at least a portion of said shells proximal to the locking protrusion(s) is elastically deformable and arranged such that each one locking protrusion of said shells is snapped into each one of the locking recess(es) of the core, once inserted over a predetermined portion of the core to provide a locking force between the core and the shells such that the dosage form is tamperproof;wherein an amount of force required to overcome the locking force to separate the first and/or second shell from the core once inserted over the core, is greater than or equal to a fracture strength of the core and/or first and/or second shell.

US Pat. No. 10,709,609

STEERABLE LASER PROBE

Katalyst Surgical, LLC, ...

1. An ophthalmic laser probe comprising:a handle having a handle distal end and a handle proximal end;
an actuation channel of the handle having an actuation channel distal end and an actuation channel proximal end;
an inner bore of the handle;
a single housing tube having a housing tube distal end and a housing tube proximal end wherein the housing tube is at least partially disposed in the handle;
a first housing tube portion of the housing tube having a first stiffness;
a plurality of apertures of the first housing tube portion wherein at least two apertures of the plurality of apertures are configured to separate at least one solid portion of the housing tube;
a second housing tube portion of the housing tube having a second stiffness wherein the second stiffness is greater than the first stiffness;
a wire having a wire distal end and a wire proximal loop wherein the wire is disposed in the inner bore of the handle and the housing tube and wherein the wire distal end is adjacent to the housing tube distal end, the wire proximal loop being connected to a pulley mechanism of the handle;
an actuation lever having an actuation lever distal end and an actuation lever proximal end wherein the actuation lever is at least partially disposed in the handle; and
an optic fiber having an optic fiber distal end wherein the optic fiber is disposed in the inner bore of the handle and the housing tube and wherein the optic fiber distal end is adjacent to the housing tube distal end and wherein an actuation of the actuation lever in a first direction is configured to retract the wire relative to the housing tube and curve the housing tube and the optic fiber by compressing the first housing tube portion.

US Pat. No. 10,709,567

POLY-FACED BONE FUSION IMPLANT

In2Bones USA, LLC, Memph...

1. A bone fusion implant for treating conditions of Proximal Interphalangeal (PIP), Distal interphalangeal (DIP), and metatarsophalangeal (MTP) foot joints, comprising:an elongate member comprising a proximal portion and a distal portion that share a line of fixation;
proximal ramps disposed on opposite sides of the proximal portion and extending to the line of fixation;
distal ramps disposed on opposite sides of the distal portion and extending toward the line of fixation; and
side ramps disposed between the distal ramps and extending to the line of fixation.

US Pat. No. 10,709,491

SYSTEM, METHOD AND COMPUTER-ACCESSIBLE MEDIUM FOR IN-VIVO TISSUE ABLATION AND/OR DAMAGE

MEMORIAL SLOAN-KETTERING ...

1. A non-transitory computer-accessible medium having stored thereon computer-executable instructions for ablating at least one tissue, wherein, when a computer hardware arrangement executes the computer-executable instructions, the computer hardware arrangement is configured to perform procedures comprising:establishing particular parameters for electric pulses based on at least one characteristic of the at least one tissue;
controlling an application of the electric pulses to all of the at least one tissue for a plurality of automatically controlled and separated time periods to ablate less than all of the at least one tissue such that a substantial electroporation of a majority of the at least one tissue is at least one of prevented or reduced; and
substantially maintaining an approximately stable impedance level of the at least one tissue while the electric pulses are applied.

US Pat. No. 10,709,435

MENISCAL REPAIR DEVICES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS

MEDOS INTERNATIONAL SARL,...

1. A surgical system, comprising:a first implant configured to be implanted in a body of a patient;
a second implant configured to be implanted in the body of the patient;
a suture attached to each of the first and second implants;
a needle having the first implant releasably mated thereto and having the second implant releasably mated thereto at a location that is proximal to the first implant;
a cannula configured to guide the needle having the first and second implants releasably mated thereto with the suture attached to each of the first and second implants therethrough to a surgical site; and
a first actuator configured to be actuated in a first actuation to advance the first implant and a distal portion of the needle out of the cannula and configured to be actuated in a second actuation after the first actuation to advance the second implant and the distal portion of the needle out of the cannula, wherein the first actuator is configured to be actuated in a third actuation between the first and second actuations to release the first implant from the needle.

US Pat. No. 10,709,405

X-RAY CT SCANNING APPARATUS AND SCANNING METHOD THEREOF

VATECH Co., Ltd., Gyeong...

1. An X-ray computer tomography (CT) radiographing apparatus, the apparatus comprising:a rotation supporter rotating by a rotation driver;
a generating unit disposed in a first side of the rotation supporter, and including an X-ray generator emitting X-rays and a collimator to radiate a collimated X-ray beam;
a sensing unit disposed in a second side of the rotation supporter to face the generating unit with a field of view (FOV in between, and including a X ray sensor and a motor for moving the X-ray sensor in a tangential direction of a rotation trajectory when the rotation supporter rotates; and
a controller blocking the X-rays or stopping emission of the X-rays radiated toward the FOV in predetermined sections of the rotation trajectory while the rotation supporter is rotating for performing X-ray radiographing,
wherein a width w2 of the X-ray sensor is narrower than (m×(w1/2)), where m is a magnification ratio and w1 is a maximum width of FOV.

US Pat. No. 10,709,382

COMPUTING USER'S PHYSIOLOGICAL STATE RELATED TO PHYSICAL EXERCISES

Polar Electro Oy, Kempel...

1. A method for determining a physiological state of a user by an apparatus, the method comprising:acquiring, in the apparatus, gait measurement data from at least one motion sensor representing measured gait of the user during a physical exercise;
computing, in the apparatus, at least one of step interval variability and stride interval variability from the gait measurement data;
determining, in the apparatus standard conditions for testing a level of fatigue;
determining, by the apparatus, the user's level of fatigue from said at least one of step interval variability and stride interval variability and using, in the determination of the level of fatigue, exclusively gait measurement data measured under the standard conditions by excluding from the determination of the level of fatigue the gait measurement data that has been measured outside the standard conditions; and
determining when the standard conditions are satisfied by using the following steps (a) and (b):
(a) the standard conditions are defined by heart activity measurement data received from a heart activity sensor and at least one threshold or range for the heart activity measurement data, and the apparatus compares the measured heart activity measurement data with the at least one threshold or range; if the heart activity measurement data falls outside the range defining the standard conditions, the apparatus determines the standard conditions not to have been met; and
if the heart activity measurement data falls within the range defining the standard conditions, the apparatus determines the standard conditions to have been met;
(b) the standard conditions are defined by running speed measured from the gait measurement data during the exercise with prior knowledge of a step length or a stride length; if the measured running speed falls within a predetermined range defining the standard conditions, the apparatus determines the standard conditions to be fulfilled; and if the measured running speed falls outside the predetermined range defining the standard conditions, the apparatus determines the standard conditions not to be fulfilled.

US Pat. No. 10,709,372

SYSTEM FOR MONITORING INCONTINENCE

STICHTING IMEC NEDERLAND,...

1. A system for monitoring incontinence for a user comprising:a urine sensitive circuit configured to present a changed electrical characteristic when exposed to urine, wherein the changed electrical characteristic of the urine sensitive circuit is indicative of an amount of urine released on to the urine sensitive circuit;
a measurement circuit configured to perform a measurement on a urine bladder of the user to determine at least one parameter which varies with a fill level of the urine bladder;
a sensor configured to be attached on the user and determine an orientation and/or a movement of the sensor; and
a processing circuit configured to:
determine whether the urine sensitive circuit has been exposed to urine,
estimate the amount of urine released on to the urine sensitive circuit, and
in response to determining that the urine sensitive circuit has been exposed to urine, record data representing said at least one parameter determined by the measurement circuit, an estimated movement and/or posture of the user based on an orientation and/or a movement determined by the sensor, and an estimate of the amount of urine released on to the urine sensitive circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,709,349

ANNOTATION WAVEFORM

Boston Scientific Scimed ...

1. A system for processing cardiac information, the system comprising:a processing unit configured to:
receive a set of cardiac electrical signals;
receive an indication of a measurement location corresponding to each of the set of electrical signals;
identify, for each electrical signal of the set of electrical signals, a deflection, the deflection comprising a deviation from a signal baseline;
generate, based on the identified deflections, an activation waveform corresponding to the set of electrical signals, wherein the activation waveform comprises values corresponding to probabilities that the identified deflections represent activations of cardiac tissue; and
facilitate presentation, on a display device and based on the activation waveform, of at least one of a cardiac map, a representation of the activation waveform, and a representation of an activation histogram.

US Pat. No. 10,709,289

COOKING MANAGEMENT

Starbucks Corporation, S...

1. A computer-implemented method for automatically causing a cooking device to prepare a product, the method comprising:under control of one or more computing devices configured with specific computer-executable instructions, obtaining first time of day data;
identifying in real time, using the one or more computing devices, a user associated with at least one product purchase of a plurality of product purchases based at least in part on the first time of day data and second time of day data associated with the plurality of product purchases; and
causing, by the one or more computing devices, a cooking device to automatically prepare a product for the user based at least in part on said identifying.

US Pat. No. 10,709,259

LATCH MECHANISM AND TRAY ASSEMBLY

Wonderland Switzerland AG...

1. A latch mechanism comprising:a latch component comprising an operating portion, a mounting portion disposed on a first component, and a connecting portion connected to the operating portion and the mounting portion, the connecting portion being made of resilient material, an engaging slot being formed on the connecting portion; and
an engaging component disposed on a second component for engaging with or disengaging from the engaging slot;
wherein the engaging slot and the engaging component are engaged with each other so as to fix the first component on the second component when the latch mechanism is in a locking state, and the connecting portion is resiliently deformed by the operating portion to disengage the engaging slot from the engaging component so as to release the first component from the second component when the operating portion is operated to switch the latch mechanism from the locking state to a releasing state.

US Pat. No. 10,709,215

TOY KNITTING DEVICE

Crayola LLC, Easton, PA ...

1. An automated knitting device comprising:a knitting body having an interior chamber, the knitting body comprising:
a needle holder rotatably mounted in the interior chamber of the knitting body, the needle holder having a center aperture and is configured to rotate around the center aperture; and
a plurality of needles slidably coupled to the needle holder, wherein the plurality of needles are coaxially aligned with the interior chamber of the knitting body and are configured to grasp a knitting thread being fed into the knitting body to create a knitted product that is discharged through the center aperture of the needle holder and out of the interior chamber of the knitting body at a material-exit end of the knitting body;
a raised edge extending coaxially along the interior chamber of the knitting body and integrated with the knitting body, the raised edge being contoured to extend above the plurality of needles such that a first portion of the raised edge is a first distance above the plurality of needles and a second portion of the raised edge is a second distance above the plurality of needles, the second distance being different than the first distance;
a rotational hand knob for knitting a knitting thread at a user-determined rate;
a knitting base having a positioning guide and an arm coupling the knitting body to the knitting base; and
a rotation-initiation mechanism on the arm of the knitting device to turn on an automated rotational system, wherein rotation of the needle holder moves the plurality of needles from a lowered position to an extended position, causing the plurality of needles to move along a vertical axis from the lowered position and grasp the knitting thread from the extended position being fed into the knitting body to create a knitted product that is discharged through the center aperture of the needle holder and out of the interior chamber of the knitting body at a material-exit end of the knitting body;
wherein the center aperture of the needle holder comprises a diameter configured to accept at least one embellishment to be embedded within the knitted product, wherein an aperture of a knitting-body cover is aligned with the center aperture to permit travel of the at least one embellishment when in a closed position at or approximate to the knitting body, and further wherein the knitting-body cover is configured to accept the raised edge.

US Pat. No. 10,709,186

MULTISPECTRAL COOLING FABRIC

Columbia Sportswear North...

1. A multispectral cooling material adapted for use with bodywear, comprising:a base fabric having an externally facing surface and having a performance characteristic; and
one or more multispectral cooling elements coupled to the externally facing surface of the base fabric, the one or more multispectral cooling elements comprising a discontinuous array of foil elements containing metal oxide particles and a polymeric binder, wherein the foil elements have a thickness from about 0.1 ?m to about 20.0 ?m, wherein the placement and spacing of the one or more multispectral cooling elements leaves a portion of the base fabric uncovered and enables the base fabric to retain at least partial performance of the performance characteristic, and wherein the multispectral cooling material reflects greater than 50% more of the solar energy in the 0.25 ?m to 0.78 ?m wavelength range compared to the base fabric alone, has a greater than 10% reduction in transmitted solar energy in the 0.25 ?m to 2.5 ?m wavelength range compared to the base fabric alone, and has a greater than 1%, increase in energy emission in a 5 ?m to 40 ?m wavelength range compared to the base fabric alone.

US Pat. No. 10,709,143

CLAMPING DEVICE FOR BONE-IN LIMB MEAT, LOADING DEVICE FOR BONE-IN LIMB MEAT, AND CLAMPING METHOD FOR BONE-IN LIMB MEAT

MAYEKAWA MFG. CO., LTD., ...

1. A clamping device for a bone-in limb meat comprising:a pair of clamp pieces including a first clamp piece and a second clamp piece, and being openable/closable so as to hold a bone-in limb meat; and
rotation suppressing portions for suppressing a rotation of the bone-in limb meat, the rotation suppressing portions being disposed at positions deviated with respect to the pair of clamp pieces in a direction perpendicular to a plane including an opening/closing direction of the pair of clamp pieces,
wherein the rotation suppressing portions include a projection portion disposed so as to protrude from the first clamp piece into a space between the pair of clamp pieces and configured to contact the bone-in limb meat when viewed from the direction perpendicular to the plane.
US Pat. No. 10,711,137

PIGMENT COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING CHLORINATED COPPER PHTHALOCYANINE PIGMENTS IN THE GAMMA CRYSTAL FORM

Sun Chemical Corporation,...

1. A chlorinated copper phthalocyanine pigment composition of a pure, or substantially pure, ? crystal form having an X-ray powder diffraction pattern in accordance with that shown in the FIGURE.
US Pat. No. 10,711,399

BLEACHING AND SHIVE REDUCTION PROCESS FOR NON-WOOD FIBERS

GPCP IP Holdings LLC, At...

1. A method for scouring and increasing the brightness of non-wood fibers, the method comprising:forming a mixture of non-wood fibers having a mean length of at least 7 millimeters (mm) into a fiber mat within a perforated basket arranged within a kier;
exposing the mixture to a scouring liquor and a scouring agent comprising oxygen gas to form a scouring mixture; and
scouring the scouring mixture in the perforated basket by radially circulating the scouring liquor, by a circulation pump, throughout the mixture to provide scoured fibers.
US Pat. No. 10,711,403

SHAPED TRAY OR PLATE OF FIBROUS MATERIAL AND A METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Stora Enso OYJ, Helsinki...

1. A method of manufacturing a shaped tray or plate of fibrous material, comprising the steps of:foam forming a web consisting of the steps of
providing a fibrous pulp, in which the fibres consist of at least 85 wt-% of softwood fibres having an average fibre length of at least 2.0 mm and at most 15 wt-% of broke having a fibre length of about 0.05 mm to 1.0 mm,
adding a surface active agent to the pulp and turning the pulp into a foamed suspension,
supplying the foamed suspension from a headbox to a forming fabric of a board machine to form a fibrous web, and
dewatering and/or drying the web to obtain a dried web having a compressibility in the thickness direction of at least 20%, and,
including the web, consiting of the dried web formed by the dewatering and/or drying step, as a layer in a board, which is turned to said tray or plate by thermopressing or deep-drawing.
US Pat. No. 10,711,150

COLOR DEVELOPMENT WRITING COMPOSITIONS AND WRITING INSTRUMENTS

Crayola LLC, Easton, PA ...

1. An erasable writing composition for use with a substrate having a color-development coating, the composition comprising:at least one particulate filler including a clay;
at least one leuco dye;
one or more waxes chosen from the group consisting of soy wax, paraffin wax, and beeswax;
at least one thermoplastic binder material including high density polyethylene and low density polyethylene;
titanium dioxide; and
optionally at least one additive.
US Pat. No. 10,709,101

GARDEN BEAN VARIETY GREENBACK

Syngenta Crop Protection ...

1. A seed of bean cultivar Greenback, a representative sample of seed of said cultivar having been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-125579.
US Pat. No. 10,711,153

COMPOSITION COMPRISING LIGNIN AND EPOXY COMPOUND FOR COATING AND METHOD FOR THE MANUFACTURING THEREOF AND USE THEREOF

Stora Enso OYJ, Helsinki...

1. A composition for coating, comprising unmodified lignin or modified lignin or both, a triethylenetriamine (TETA) catalyst, one or more epoxy-group containing compounds selected from the group consisting of epichlorohydrin (ECH), and poly(ethylene glycol) diglycidyl ether (PEGDGE), and combinations thereof, and a solvent selected from the group consisting of DMSO, MeOH, MeOH and water and combinations thereof, wherein the unmodified lignin is lignin that has not been modified through alkoxylation, ozonolysis, phenolation, or hydroxymethylation, and wherein the modified lignin is lignin that has been modified through alkoxylation, ozonolysis, or hydroxymethylation.
US Pat. No. 10,709,118

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATING OR PREVENTING CONDITIONS AND DISEASES ASSOCIATED WITH MANNHEIMIA HAEMOLYTICA

Washington State Universi...

1. A genetically engineered ruminant animal having a genome comprising a nucleic acid sequence encoding a ruminant CD18 protein having a cleavable signal peptide with a helix-breaking amino acid residue at an amino acid positioned 5 residues upstream of the signal peptide cleavage site, wherein said nucleic acid sequence has been introduced by homozygous integration of the nucleic acid sequence into the endogenous CD18 gene thereby disrupting the expression of native CD18 having an intact signal peptide, wherein the mutant CD18 protein encoded by said nucleic acid sequence is expressed at least in the animal's leukocytes, and wherein the genetically engineered ruminant animal is resistant to, or less susceptible to, the effects of M. haemolytica, relative to a wild-type control animal.
US Pat. No. 10,710,410

POLYURETHANE FILLED TIRES

HUNTSMAN INTERNATIONAL LL...

4. A reaction system comprising:i) a polyisocyanate composition having a free NCO-value of 15-25% by weight comprising an isocyanate-terminated prepolymer which is the reaction product of an excess of an organic polyisocyanate and a polyether polyol having an average nominal hydroxyl functionality of 2-6, a number average molecular weight of 2000-6000 and an oxyethylene content of 20-35% by weight, wherein at least 50% of the oxyethylene groups are present at the end of the polyether polyol;
ii) a polymer polyetherpolyol wherein the polymer polyetherpolyol consists of (a) at least one polyetherpolyol having a maximum oxyethylene content of 20% by weight calculated on the total weight of the at least one polyetherpolyol, (b) a second polyetherpolyol having an oxyethylene content of 10-20% by weight calculated on the total weight of the second polyetherpolyol, and (c) solid particles, and wherein a mixture of (a) and (b) has a weighted average molecular weight in the range of 4000-7000 and wherein the amount of solid particles is in the range of 15-35 wt % calculated on the total weight of the polymer polyetherpolyol;
iii) at least one of a chain extender and cross-linker;
iv) a catalyst; and
v) a blowing agent,
and wherein the reaction system, upon reacting, provides a cellular polyurethane elastomeric material having the following properties: a shore A hardness according to ASTM D2240 of at least 45 and lower than 85; a compression set at room temperature lower than 10% and at 70° C. lower than 40% according to ASTM D395; and a ball rebound according to ASTM D3574 of at least 40%.
US Pat. No. 10,709,900

PHOSPHORS AND SCINTILLATORS FOR LIGHT STIMULATION WITHIN A MEDIUM

IMMUNOLIGHT, LLC., Detro...

1. A method for modulating biological activity within a medium, comprising:introducing a plurality of energy-emitting particles into the medium;
radiating the plurality of energy-emitting particles in the medium with x-rays generated from a peak applied cathode voltage at or below 80 kVp; and
emitting a first lower electromagnetic energy than the x-ray source to alter the biological activity of the medium.
US Pat. No. 10,709,656

EMULSION COSMETIC COMPOSITION CONTAINING CERAMIDE AND METHOD FOR PREPARING SAME

AMOREPACIFIC CORPORATION,...

1. An oil-in-water emulsion cosmetic composition comprising amphiphilic anisotropic powder, an oil-phase ceramide contained in an oil phase, and ceramide particles contained in an aqueous phase,wherein the amphiphilic anisotropic powder comprises a first hydrophilic polymer spheroid and a second hydrophobic polymer spheroid,
the first polymer spheroid and the second polymer spheroid are bound to each other with a structure in which one polymer spheroid at least partially penetrates into the other polymer spheroid,
the first polymer spheroid has a core-shell structure, the shell has a functional group, and
wherein the ceramide particles are formed as a crystalline phase in which a ceramide in the aqueous phase is surrounded with the amphiphilic anisotropic powder, and wherein the ceramide particles have an average particle diameter of 5-200 ?m.
US Pat. No. 10,709,154

WEATHERIZED MINERALS AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING SAME

PURINA ANIMAL NUTRITION L...

1. A method of forming a weather-resistant, anti-caking mineral mixture for livestock, comprising:heating a digestible fat to form a flowable, digestible fat; and
spraying a mineral mixture with the flowable, digestible fat to provide a protective layer over the mineral mixture adhering loose trace minerals or fines to the protective layer by spraying a mineral oil coating to form the a weather-resistant, anti-caking mineral mixture;
said weather-resistant, anti-caking mineral mixture being free of salts of fatty acids.
US Pat. No. 10,712,254

METHOD OF ANALYZING POST-TRANSLATIONAL MODIFICATIONS

OXFORD UNIVERSITY INNOVAT...

1. A method for determining the number or position(s) of one or more post-translational modifications (PTMs) in a peptide, polypeptide or protein, the method comprising:(a) contacting the peptide, polypeptide or protein with a transmembrane pore such that the peptide, polypeptide or protein moves through the pore; and
(b) taking one or more current measurements as the peptide, polypeptide or protein moves with respect to the pore and thereby determining the number or position(s) of one or more PTMs in the peptide, polypeptide or protein;
wherein the peptide, polypeptide or protein is attached to an oligonucleotide.
US Pat. No. 10,711,243

MIDBRAIN DOPAMINE (DA) NEURONS FOR ENGRAFTMENT

MEMORIAL SLOAN-KETTERING ...

1. An in vitro method for differentiating pluripotent stem cells, comprising: exposing a plurality of pluripotent stem cells to at least one inhibitor of transforming growth factor beta (TGF?)/Activin-Nodal signaling and at least one inhibitor of bone morphogenetic protein (BMP) signaling, and exposing the cells to at least one activator of Sonic hedgehog (SHH) signaling and at least one glycogen synthesis kinase 3? (GSK3?) inhibitor that activates wingless (Wnt) signaling, wherein the cells are exposed to the at least one GSK3? inhibitor three (3) days from the initial exposure of the cells to the at least one inhibitor of TGF?/Activin-Nodal signaling and the at least one inhibitor of BMP signaling to obtain a cell population comprising greater than about 40% differentiated cells expressing both forkhead box protein A2 (FOXA2) and LIM homeobox transcription factor 1 alpha (LMX1A), and wherein the at least one activator of SHH signaling is selected from the group consisting of a Smoothened agonist (SAG), a modified N-terminal SHH, and a SHH protein comprising a N-terminal fragment and a C-terminal fragment.
US Pat. No. 10,709,724

METHODS OF TREATING MITOCHONDRIAL DYSFUNCTION

Ecole Polytechnique Feder...

1. A method of treating a disorder associated with mitochondrial dysfunction, the method comprising administering to a subject in need thereof:(a) a poly(ADP-ribose) polymerase (PARP) inhibitor; and
(b) one or more compounds that increases intracellular and mitochondrial nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD+) in an amount sufficient to induce Sirtuin 1 (SIRT1) or Sirtuin 3 (SIRT3) protein expression,
wherein the PARP inhibitor is N-(6-Oxo-5,6-dihydrophenanthridin-2-yl)-(N,N-dimethylamino)acetamide hydrochloride (PJ34), Thieno[2,3-c]isoquinolin-5-one (TIQ), 4-iodo-3-nitrobenzamide (Iniparib or BSI-201), 4-[[3-[4-(cyclopropanecarbonyl)piperazine-1-carbonyl]-4-fluorophenyl]methyl]-2H-phthalazin-1-one (Olaparib or AXD2281), 2-[(2R)-2-methylpyrrolidin-2-yl]-1H-benzimidazole-4-carboxamide (Veliparib or ABT-888), 6-fluoro-2-[4-(methylaminomethyl)phenyl]-3,10-diazatricyclo[6.4.1.04,13]trideca-1,4,6,8(13)-tetraen-9-one (Rucaparib or AG014699), 11-methoxy-2-((4-methylpiperazin-1-yl)methyl)-4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-1H-cyclopenta[a]pyrrolo[3,4-c]carbazole-1,3(2H)-dione (CEP-9722), or 2-[4-[(3S)-piperidin-3-yl]phenyl]indazole-7-carboxamide (Niraparib or MK 4827), and wherein said disorder associated with mitochondrial dysfunction is a neurodegenerative disease.
US Pat. No. 10,711,272

CTLA-4 APTAMER SIRNA SPECIES

City of Hope, Duarte, CA...

1. A nucleic acid compound comprising a monomeric CTLA-4 aptamer nucleic acid conjugated to a cell activity modulating nucleic acid, wherein the nucleic acid is an anti-cancer siRNA.
US Pat. No. 10,711,276

SEQUENCE VARIANTS

Sandoz AG, Basel (CH)

1. A method for optimizing the coding sequence of a polynucleotide that encodes a polypeptide, the method comprising(a) changing at least one codon within said coding sequence to an alternative codon, wherein said at least one codon is susceptible to amino acid residue misincorporation at a position within the encoded polypeptide that corresponds to said codon so as to change the degree or type of amino acid residue misincorporation; or
(b) identification of at least one codon within said coding sequence which is susceptible to amino acid residue misincorporation at a position within the encoded polypeptide that corresponds to said codon and changing said codon to an alternative codon so as to change the degree or type of amino acid residue misincorporation
wherein the polypeptide is recombinantly expressed from the polynucleotide coding sequence incorporating the alternative codon, by transcription and/or translation of the coding sequence in a host cell; and wherein said method comprises determining the degree or type of amino acid residue
misincorporation found in:
a) the polypeptide obtained by expression of said polynucleotide to be optimized; and/or
b) a polypeptide obtainable by expression of a second polynucleotide which encodes the same polypeptide but differs in said at least one codon from the polynucleotide to be optimized;
wherein determining the degree or type of amino acid residue misincorporation comprises the use of mass spectrometry (MS), and
wherein a codon susceptible to amino acid residue misincorporation is a codon that, if altered by at least one base difference due to non-Watson-Crick base mismatches during transcription or translation, would encode another amino acid residue.
US Pat. No. 10,709,741

COMPOSITION FOR PREVENTING OR TREATING INFLAMMATORY DISEASE

NATIONAL UNIVERSITY CORPO...

1. A method of treating an inflammatory disease comprising, administering to a subject in need thereof an effective amount of a composition comprising a culture supernatant, wherein the culture supernatant is obtained by a method comprising(1) selecting adherent cells from dental pulp cells, and
(2) culturing the adherent cells to at least 70% confluence,
(3) culturing the cells obtained in step (2) in serum-free liquid, and
(4) obtaining the supernatant,wherein the composition does not contain dental pulp stem cells, andwherein the inflammatory disease is selected from the group consisting of fulminant hepatitis, hepatic cirrhosis, pulmonary fibrosis, multiple sclerosis, systemic lupus erythematosus and rheumatoid arthritis.
US Pat. No. 10,711,279

PROMOTER SEQUENCES

SANDOZ AG, Basel (CH)

1. An expression cassette comprising:a polynucleotide that is:
(i) a fragment of SEQ ID NO: 1, wherein the fragment comprises nt 579 to nt 800 of the sequence as set forth in SEQ ID NO:1;
(ii) a nucleic acid sequence having at least 90% identity to (i);
(iii) the nucleic acid sequence as set forth in SEQ ID NO: 1;
(iv) a nucleic acid sequence having at least 75% identity to (iii); or
(v) the complementary sequence of (i), (ii), (iii) or (iv);anda heterologous coding sequence.
US Pat. No. 10,709,745

TROPIC CELL BASED VIROTHERAPY FOR THE TREATMENT OF CANCER

CITY OF HOPE, Duarte, CA...

1. A pharmaceutical composition for treating cancer, comprising a tropic cell that carries a modified oncolytic virus, wherein the virus comprises a tumor selective promoter element and/or a capsid protein that binds a tumor-specific cell surface molecule, and wherein the tropic cell is a stem cell from a neural stem cell line HB1.F3-CD.
US Pat. No. 10,711,288

METHODS OF PRODUCING OMEGA-HYDROXYLATED FATTY ACID DERIVATIVES

GENOMATICA, INC., San Di...

1. A recombinant microorganism engineered to express a CYP153A-reductase hybrid fusion polypeptide variant comprising a CYP153A ?-hydroxylase domain and a P450RhF reductase domain; wherein the hybrid fusion polypeptide variant has at least 91% sequence identity to SEQ ID NO: 6 and has one or more mutations selected from the group consisting of V141I, V141T, V141Q, V141G, V141M, V141L, R27L, R82D, R178N, A231T, N309R, N407A, V415R, T516V, P666A, P666D and A796V.
US Pat. No. 10,711,289

METHOD OF PRODUCING AND PROCESSING DIAMINES FROM AN ENGINEERED MICROORGANISM

GENOMATICA, INC., San Di...

1. A process for diamine (DA) production comprising the steps of:a) culturing a genetically engineered microorganism comprising a diamine (DA) synthesis pathway selected from the group consisting of hexamethylenediamine, cadaverine, putrescine, ethylenediamine and heptamethylenediamine with at least one exogenous nucleic acid encoding at least one enzyme of the DA synthesis pathway for producing a DA in medium under suitable conditions and for a sufficient period of time to produce DA and form one or more of DA carbonate, DA bicarbonate, and/or DA bis-bicarbonate in a cultured medium and a carbonic anhydrase in sufficient amount to (a) enhance the formation of the DA carbonate, DA bicarbonate, and/or, DA bis-bicarbonate by converting carbon dioxide to a bicarbonate and/or carbonate ions, (b) enhance the release of carbon dioxide from a solution of DA carbonate, DA bicarbonate, and/or DA bis-bicarbonate by converting a bicarbonate and/or carbonate ions to carbon dioxide, or (c) both (a) and (b);
wherein
i) carbon dioxide, carbonate, bicarbonate or carbonic acid predominantly control pH of the medium;
ii) percent dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC) in the medium is greater than or equal to 40%; and the DIC is determined by the formula:
DIC/TDCA×100
where TDCA is the Total Dissolved Counter Anions and is the sum of DIC and other anions; or
iii) at least 40% of diamine species in the medium comprises one or more of DA carbonate, DA bicarbonate, and/or DA bis-bicarbonate;
b) converting at least one or more of the DA carbonate, DA bicarbonate, and/or DA bis-bicarbonate into DA free base and carbon dioxide; and
c) isolating the DA free base.
US Pat. No. 10,711,295

COMPOSITIONS, KITS AND RELATED METHODS FOR THE DETECTION AND/OR MONITORING OF SALMONELLA

Gen-Probe Incorporated, ...

16. A method for detecting Salmonella in a sample, said method comprising a detecting step of detecting the presence or absence of a Salmonella target nucleic acid using the detection oligonucleotide of claim 1.
US Pat. No. 10,711,297

AUTOMATED METHOD FOR ANALYZING SAMPLES

Gen-Probe Incorporated, ...

1. An automated method for analyzing a plurality of samples, the method comprising performing within a housing of a self-contained system the steps of:(a) loading the system with the plurality of samples;
(b) after step (a), performing a first assay on a first sample subset of the plurality of samples, the first assay comprising:
(i) exposing each sample of a first sample subset to a first target capture reagent comprising a solid support for directly or indirectly immobilizing a first target nucleic acid that may be present in one or more samples of the first sample subset; and
(ii) after step (b)(i), performing in each sample of the first sample subset a first amplification reaction for amplifying a region of the first target nucleic acid; and
(c) after step (a), performing a second assay on a second sample subset of the plurality of samples, the second assay comprising:
(i) exposing each sample of the second sample subset to a second target capture reagent comprising a solid support for directly or indirectly immobilizing a second target nucleic acid that may be present in one or more samples of the second sample subset; and
(ii) after step (c)(i), performing in each sample of the second sample subset a second amplification reaction for amplifying a region of the second target nucleic acid,
wherein for each sample of the first sample subset, step (b)(i) is performed in a first receptacle and step (b)(ii) is performed in a second receptacle, the first and second receptacles having different configurations, and
wherein for each sample of the second sample subset, steps (c)(i) and (c)(ii) are performed in a third receptacle, the first and third receptacles having the same configuration.
US Pat. No. 10,711,299

PULSE CALLER AND BASE CALLER

Quantum-Si Incorporated, ...

1. A sequencing instrument, comprising:a photodetector configured to receive light from luminescent labels during nucleotide incorporation events of a sequencing reaction, the luminescent labels being associated with nucleotides; and
a processor configured to:
obtain characteristics of the light, the characteristics including, for individual nucleotide incorporation events,
a temporal characteristic of the light, the temporal characteristic representing a speed of decay of a probability of photon emission by a luminescent label after excitation; and
an intensity characteristic of the light, wherein the temporal characteristic and the intensity characteristic are characteristics of light received from a luminescent label during a nucleotide incorporation event; and
wherein the temporal characteristic and the intensity characteristic are used to perform one or more of: identifying individual nucleotides, and calibrating the sequencing instrument, and
wherein the intensity characteristic represents a quantity of photogenerated charge carriers produced over time by the photodetector from the light received from the luminescent label during the nucleotide incorporation event.
US Pat. No. 10,710,026

ZWITTERIONIC FIBER MEMBRANES

Trustees of Tufts College...

1. A polymer fiber, comprising a plurality of statistical copolymers, wherein each statistical copolymer comprises a plurality of zwitterionic repeat units and a plurality of hydrophobic repeat units, whereinthe zwitterionic repeat units constitute 20-75 wt % of the statistical copolymer;
the hydrophobic repeat units are characterized in that a homopolymer formed thereof has a glass transition temperature above room temperature;
each of the zwitterionic repeat units independently comprises sulfobetaine, carboxybetaine, phosphorylcholine, or pyridinium alkyl sulfonate;
each of the hydrophobic repeat units independently is formed of styrene, fluorinated styrene, methyl methacrylate, acrylonitrile, or trifluoroethyl methacrylate; and
the polymer fiber is uniformly made from the statistical copolymer.
US Pat. No. 10,709,774

IMMUNOMODULATORY PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS

Enzo Biochem, Inc., New ...

1. A pharmaceutical composition, comprisinga synthetic peptide which is GEPIPVTVDVTNNTEKTVKK (SEQ ID NO: 2); and
rapamycin.
US Pat. No. 10,711,317

DETECTION OF NUCLEIC ACIDS FROM MULTIPLE TYPES OF HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUS

GEN-PROBE INCORPORATED, ...

1. A detection reaction mixture comprising at least two detection probe oligomers,wherein a first detection probe oligomer comprises (a) a target-specific sequence selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NO:11, a complement thereof, and an RNA equivalent thereof, and (b) a detectable label that is joined directly or indirectly to the nucleic acid sequence of (a); and
wherein a second detection probe oligomer comprises (a?) a target-specific sequence selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NO:12, a complement thereof, and an RNA equivalent thereof, and (b?) a detectable label that is joined directly or indirectly to the nucleic acid sequence of (a?).
US Pat. No. 10,711,069

METHODS FOR THE TREATMENT OF DISEASE USING IMMUNOGLOBULINS HAVING FC REGIONS WITH ALTERED AFFINITIES FOR FC?RACTIVATING AND FC?RINHIBITING

MacroGenics, Inc., Rockv...

1. A polypeptide comprising a variant Fc region, wherein said variant Fc region is a variant of a human IgG Fc region, and wherein said variant Fc region comprises the following amino acid modifications relative to a wild-type Fc region:(a) L235I, F243L, R292P, Y300L, and P396L;
(b) L235Q, F243L, R292P, Y300L, and P396L;
(c) L235V, F243L, R292P, Y300L, and P396L; or
(d) L235P, F243L, R292P, Y300L, and P396L;
wherein the positions are numbered according to the EU index as in Kabat.
US Pat. No. 10,712,350

DIAGNOSIS OF SEPSIS AND SYSTEMIC INFLAMMATORY RESPONSE SYNDROME

1. A method of treating a human subject that has or is suspected to have sepsis, the method comprising identifying the human subject with sepsis or an increased risk of sepsis by:(a) detecting the level of antitrypsin (ATT) or fragments thereof in a sample taken from said human subject using surface enhanced laser desorption ionization-time of flight-mass spectrometry (SELDI-TOF MS), immunoassays or a combination thereof, wherein the ATT fragments are selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NOs: 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14 or a combination thereof, and wherein said sample is a plasma sample, a serum sample, a whole blood sample, a blood sample or fractions thereof, a lymphatic fluid sample, a urine sample or an extract of any of the aforementioned samples;
(b) correlating the level of ATT or fragments thereof with having sepsis or an increased risk of sepsis and, wherein
said having sepsis or increased risk of sepsis is identified if the level of ATT is below a certain cut-off value and/or the level of fragments thereof is above a certain cut-off value;
(c) detecting the level of transthyretin (TTR) using SELDI-TOF MS, immunoassays or a combination thereof the sample taken from said human subject,
(d) correlating the level of TTR with sepsis or an increased risk of sepsis and, wherein
said sepsis or increased risk of sepsis is identified if the level of TTR is below a certain cut-off value; and
(e) administering antimicrobial therapy to the human subject with sepsis or an increased risk of sepsis.
US Pat. No. 10,710,046

PREPARATION OF TEMPLATES FOR NUCLEIC ACID SEQUENCING

Illumina Cambridge Limite...

1. A method comprising,(i) amplifying a template using amplification primers on a solid support to produce a plurality of double-stranded nucleic acid molecules such that both strands of each double-stranded nucleic acid molecule are attached to the solid support at their 5? ends, wherein a subset of the amplification primers comprise a cleavage site and wherein the cleavage site is positioned in a double-stranded region of each double-stranded molecule; and
(ii) cleaving only one strand of the double stranded molecules at the cleavage site to produce a cleaved strand and an un-cleaved strand.
US Pat. No. 10,711,071

METHOD FOR MODIFYING A NATURAL RUBBER, AND MODIFIED NATURAL RUBBER

COMPAGNIE GENERALE DES ET...

1. A process for modifying a natural rubber, comprising at least the following steps:i. providing at least one natural rubber and epoxidizing said natural rubber to obtain an epoxidized natural rubber, or providing a pre-epoxidized natural rubber,
ii. grafting, to said epoxidized natural rubber or to said pre-epoxidized natural rubber, at least one 1,3-dipolar compound having at least one nitrogen atom.
US Pat. No. 10,712,351

METHODS FOR EVALUATION OF THE EFFECTIVENESS OF A DRUG OR DRUG CANDIDATE IN TREATING AN INFLAMMATORY BOWEL DISEASE BY USE OF MULTIPLEXED ASSAY KIT COMPRISING VARIOUS BIOMARKERS

MESO SCALE TECHNOLOGIES, ...

1. A method for evaluation of the effectiveness of a drug and/or drug candidate in treating an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) comprising the steps of:(a) performing an assay, with a kit comprising a multi-well assay plate, of a sample, the sample being a serum sample obtained from a human or a plasma sample obtained from a human, the multi-well assay plate comprising a plurality of wells, each well comprising at least four discrete binding domains with capture antibodies to which a plurality of biomarkers are bound, wherein said plurality of biomarkers comprise soluble Tumor Necrosis Factor receptor II (sTNFRII) and Macrophage Inflammatory Protein-1beta (MIP-1beta), and at least two additional biomarkers selected from the group consisting of eotaxin, Soluble Interleukin-6 Receptor (sIL-6R), Monocyte Chemoattractant Protein 1 (MCP-1), and Regulated on Activation, Normal T cell Expressed and Secreted protein (RANTES), said kit further comprising in one or more vials, containers, or compartments, a set of labeled detection antibodies specific for said plurality of biomarkers;
(b) determining a first ratio of sTNFRII to MIP-1beta in the sample;
(c) determining a second ratio of sTNFRII to MIP-1beta in a group of patients not diagnosed with IBD;
(d) comparing the first ratio to the second ratio;
(e) determining from said comparing step (d) the effectiveness of the drug or drug candidate; and
(f) administering to the human an effective amount of a drug for treatment of the IBD.
US Pat. No. 10,711,072

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR OLEFIN POLYMERIZATION

Univation Technologies, L...

1. A method for controlling polymer particle morphology in olefin polymerization, comprising:flowing a catalyst through a first concentric flow path of an injection nozzle having two or more concentric flow paths and into a fluidized bed disposed within a reactor;
flowing a feed comprising one or more monomers, one or more inert fluids, or a combination thereof through a second concentric flow path of the injection nozzle and into the fluidized bed;
contacting one or more monomers with the catalyst within the fluidized bed at conditions sufficient to produce a polyolefin;
determining a polymer particle morphology for the polyolefin, wherein the polymer particle morphology includes fines;
controlling an amount of the fines in the polymer particle morphology through a change to one or more of:
i) a temperature of the second concentric flow path or
ii) a flow rate of the feed through the second concentric flow path, wherein controlling the amount of fines by increasing one or more of the temperature and the flow rate increases the amount of fines produced by 1 percent (%) to about 200%, and wherein controlling the amount of fines by decreasing one or more of the temperature and the flow rate decreases the amount of fines produced by 2% to about 75%; and
contacting one or more monomers with the catalyst within the fluidized bed at conditions sufficient to produce a polyolefin having a controlled amount of fines.
US Pat. No. 10,711,073

METHOD OF MAKING A BRANCHED POLYMER, A BRANCHED POLYMER AND USES OF SUCH A POLYMER

SYNTHOMER (UK) LIMITED, ...

1. A method of making a branched water-soluble polymer comprising (C?C)—(C?C)—CO groups, the method comprising:(i) Providing, in admixture, at least one monofunctional monomer comprising one polymerisable carbon-carbon double bond per monomer, at least one multifunctional monomer comprising at least two polymerisable carbon-carbon double bonds per monomer, and at least one chain transfer agent comprising an aldehyde or a ketone;
(ii) Forming a polymer from the mixture in a free radical polymerisation reaction; and
(iii) Hydrolysing the polymer thereby forming a hydrolysed, water-soluble polymer, wherein the ratio of the number of moles of chain transfer agent comprising an aldehyde or ketone to the number of moles of multifunctional monomer is at least 10:1 and no more than 300:1.
US Pat. No. 10,709,793

GENE/CARRIER COMPLEX FOR PREVENTING OR TREATING INFLAMMATORY DISEASES

INDUSTRY-UNIVERSITY COOPE...

1. A gene/carrier complex comprising:one or more shRNAs selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NOS: 2 to 5, which inhibit expression of a tumor necrosis factor-alpha converting enzyme (a TNF-? converting enzyme, TACE); and
a nonviral gene carrier,wherein the nonviral gene carrier comprises a trifluoroacetic acid (TFA) salt of poly(oligo-aspartic acid)(oligo-arginine).
US Pat. No. 10,711,074

SUPER ABSORBENT POLYMER AND METHOD FOR PREPARING SAME

LG Chem, Ltd., (KR)

1. A method for preparing a super absorbent polymer comprising:preparing a monomer composition containing a water soluble ethylenically unsaturated monomer, an internal crosslinking agent, and a polymerization initiator;
mixing the monomer composition with a laponite colloidal solution containing 0.02 to 0.09 part by weight of a positively charged laponite based on 100 parts by weight of the monomer composition to form a mixture of the monomer composition and the lapnotie colloidal solution; and
thermally polymerizing or photo-polymerizing the mixture of the monomer composition and the laponite colloidal solution to form a crosslinked polymer.
US Pat. No. 10,712,354

METHOD OF ANALYZING DILUTED BIOLOGICAL SAMPLE COMPONENT

Leisure, Inc., Tokyo (JP...

1. A method of quantitative analysis of a component to be analyzed in a blood sample,-the method comprising:(a) diluting a trace amount of the blood sample with a diluent buffer;
(b) measuring a concentration of an external standard substance in the blood sample diluted with the diluent buffer by absorbance, a Biuret method, a Bradford method, a Lowry method, a bromocresol green method, enzyme methods, using a flame photometer, using atomic absorption, or using an ion selective electrode,
wherein the external standard substance is selected from the group consisting of sodium,
wherein the external standard substance is a component homeostatically present comprised at a predetermined concentration in the blood sample prior to the dilution of the blood sample, and
wherein the diluent buffer has a pH 6.5 to 8.0 and is substantially free of the external standard substance; and
(c) calculating the dilution factor of the blood sample from the concentration of the external standard substance measured in (b).
US Pat. No. 10,709,795

METHOD FOR DELIVERING PHARMACEUTICAL NANOPARTICLES TO CANCER CELLS

National Guard Health Aff...

1. A method for delivering letrozole to cancer cells, comprising:administering a treatment composition comprising a carrier and a plurality of pharmaceutical nanoparticles to a patient to thereby deliver the letrozole to the cancer cells;
wherein the pharmaceutical nanoparticles having an interior space and a membrane surrounding the interior space,
wherein the interior space contains letrozole that is encapsulated by the membrane, and the membrane comprises;
a polylactide-block-poly(ethylene glycol)-block-polylactide block (PLA-PEG-PLA) copolymer wherein a number average molecular weight range of the PEG block is 800 Da to 3 kDa and a number average molecular weight range of each of the PLA block is from 1 kDa to 5 kDa,
a polyvinyl alcohol polymer,
bovine serum albumin in contact with the outer surface of the membrane, and
anti-Her2 antibody attached to the outer surface of the membrane.
US Pat. No. 10,712,356

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PICKING BIOLOGICAL SAMPLE

GENERAL AUTOMATION LAB TE...

1. A method of transferring a sample from at least one selected microwell of a microfabricated chip including a plurality of microwells to a predetermined location in a destination sample holder using a picking instrument comprising a picking pin having a distal tip, the picking pin having three degrees-of-freedom and configured to move in x, y, and z directions, the x, y directions constituting an x-y plane, the method comprising:calibrating the position of the microfabricated chip relative to the position of the picking pin;
determining the coordinates of the at least one selected microwell of the microfabricated chip for picking on the x-y plane relative to the position of the picking pin based on the calibration;
based on a current position of picking pin and the determined coordinates of the at least one selected microwell, moving the picking pin to a position above the location of the at least one selected microwell;
dipping at least a portion of the distal tip of the picking pin into the at least one selected microwell to pick up a sample contained in the at least one selected microwell; and
moving the picking pin and transferring the sample to a predetermined location in the destination sample holder.
US Pat. No. 10,709,796

OPTIMISED CODING SEQUENCE AND PROMOTER

UCL BUSINESS PLC, London...

1. A recombinant adeno-associated virus (AAV) particle comprising a heterologous nucleic acid sequence and a liver-specific promoter that is operably linked to and drives expression of said heterologous nucleic acid sequence, wherein said promoter has at least 95% sequence identity to the nucleotide sequence of SEQ ID NO:3 and is less than 350 base pairs in length.
US Pat. No. 10,711,077

ZIEGLER-NATTA CATALYST COMPOSITION WITH CONTROLLED MORPHOLOGY

Fina Technology, Inc., H...

1. A process of forming a catalyst system comprising:reacting a hexane solution having 2-ethyl hexanol with a hexane solution comprising butyl ethyl magnesium (BEM) and triethyl aluminum (TEAl), wherein a TEAl to BEM molar ratio is about 0.5:1 to form a first compound comprising a non-reducing magnesium-aluminum alkoxide;
contacting the first compound with a first agent and a second agent in the presence of an inert hydrocarbon solvent to form a solution of reaction product “A”, the first agent consisting of titanium isopropoxide (Ti(OiPr)4) and the second agent comprising a first metal halide;
contacting the solution of reaction product “A” with a second metal halide to form a solid reaction product “B”;
washing the solid reaction product “B” with hexane;
contacting the solid reaction product “B” with a fourth agent to form a solid reaction product “C”, the fourth agent comprising a third metal halide, wherein the fourth agent contacts solid reaction product “B” in a molar equivalent of about 0.1;
optionally contacting the solid reaction product “C” with a fifth agent to form a solid reaction product “D”, the fifth agent comprising a fourth metal halide; and
contacting the solid reaction product “C” or “D” with a sixth agent to form a catalyst component, the sixth agent comprising a first organoaluminum compound, wherein the catalyst system is formed in the absence of ClTi(OiPr)3 and in the absence of a blend comprising TiCl4/titanium n-butoxide.
US Pat. No. 10,711,333

HIGH-STRENGTH STEEL SHEET AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

JFE STEEL CORPORATION, C...

1. A high-strength steel sheet having yield ratio of less than 68% and tensile strength of 980 MPa or more, the high-strength steel sheet comprising:a chemical composition containing, in mass %, C: 0.030% or more and 0.250% or less, Si: 0.01% or more and 3.00% or less, Mn: more than 4.20% and 6.00% or less, P: 0.001% or more and 0.100% or less, S: 0.0001% or more and 0.0200% or less, N: 0.0005% or more and 0.0100 or less, and Ti: 0.003% or more and 0.200% or less, and the balance being Fe and incidental impurities; and
a steel microstructure that contains, in area ratio, 15% or more and 55% or less of polygonal ferrite and 15% or more and 30% or less of martensite, and that contains, in volume fraction, 12% or more of retained austenite,
wherein the polygonal ferrite has a mean grain size of 4 ?m or less, the martensite has a mean grain size of 2 ?m or less, the retained austenite has a mean grain size of 2 ?m or less, and the polygonal ferrite, the martensite, and the retained austenite each have a mean grain aspect ratio of 2.0 or less, and
wherein a value obtained by dividing an Mn content in the retained austenite in mass % by an Mn content in the polygonal ferrite in mass % equals 2.0 or more.
US Pat. No. 10,711,079

METHOD FOR PRODUCING VINYL ETHER POLYMER HAVING HYDROXYL GROUP ON SIDE CHAIN AND TEMPERATURE-RESPONSIVE POLYMER MIXTURE

Maruzen Petrochemical Co....

1. A method for producing a vinyl ether polymer having a hydroxyl group on a side chain, comprising a step ofsubjecting a vinyl ether comprising a hydroxyl group to radical polymerization by using an oil-soluble azo polymerization initiator, in the presence of a mixed solvent comprising water and an organic solvent selected from alcohol or cyclic ether, and wherein a monomer conversion rate is 95% or more.
US Pat. No. 10,709,799

ACTIVATABLE ANTIBODIES THAT BIND EPIDERMAL GROWTH FACTOR RECEPTOR AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

CytomX Therapeutics, Inc....

1. An activatable antibody that in an activated state binds Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor (EGFR) comprising:(a) an antibody or an antigen binding fragment thereof (AB) that specifically binds to EGFR, wherein the AB comprises:
(i) heavy chain complementarity determining regions (HCDRs), wherein the HCDRs are the HCDRs of a heavy chain amino acid sequence selected from the group consisting of: SEQ ID NO: 26, SEQ ID NO: 30, and SEQ ID NO: 34,
(ii) light chain complementarity determining regions (LCDRs), wherein the LCDRs are the LCDRs of light chain amino acid sequence SEQ ID NO: 68, and
(iii) a heavy chain comprising an amino acid sequence with at least one of the following amino acid sequence features: (1) a glutamine residue at the position corresponding to position 88 of SEQ ID NO: 26, SEQ ID NO: 30, and SEQ ID NO: 34, and (2) an alanine residue at the position corresponding to position 299 of SEQ ID NO: 26, SEQ ID NO: 30, and SEQ ID NO: 34;
(b) a masking moiety (MM) coupled to the AB that inhibits the binding of the AB of the activatable antibody in an uncleaved state to EGFR, wherein the MM comprises the amino acid sequence CISPRGCPDGPYVMY (SEQ ID NO: 14); and
(c) a cleavable moiety (CM) coupled to the AB, wherein the CM is a polypeptide that functions as a substrate for a protease,
wherein the activatable antibody in the uncleaved state has the structural arrangement from N-terminus to C-terminus as follows: MM-CM-AB or AB-CM-MM.
US Pat. No. 10,710,055

SELECTIVE HYDROGENATION CATALYST FOR C3 HYDROCARBON CUTS FROM STEAM CRACKING AND/OR CATALYTIC CRACKING

IFP Energies nouvelles, ...

1. A catalyst consisting of palladium, and a porous support comprising at least one refractory oxide that is silica, alumina or silica-alumina, in which:the palladium content in the catalyst is in the range 0.0025% to 1% by weight with respect to the total weight of catalyst;
at least 80% by weight of the palladium is distributed in a crust at the periphery of the porous support, the thickness of said crust being in the range 100 to 400 ?m;
the specific surface area of the porous support is in the range 1 to 50 m2/g;
the metallic dispersion D of the palladium is less than 20%.
US Pat. No. 10,711,080

PROPYLENE COPOLYMERS

Basell Poliolefine Italia...

1. A film comprising:(i) a propylene 1-hexene copolymer comprising:
from about 5.5 to about 9.0% by weight, based upon a total weight of the copolymer, of 1-hexene derived units having
a) two melting temperature peaks in the DSC plot having a difference in height ranging from about 0 to about 5 mW;
b) a higher melting temperature, measured by DSC, ranging from about 141.0° C. to about 151.0° C.; and
c) Melt Flow Rate (MFR, measured according to ASTM D 1238, 230° C./2.16 kg) from about 3.5 to about 8.0 g/10 min.

US Pat. No. 10,711,372

SILICON CARBIDE EPITAXIAL WAFER MANUFACTURING METHOD, SILICON CARBIDE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE MANUFACTURING METHOD AND SILICON CARBIDE EPITAXIAL WAFER MANUFACTURING APPARATUS

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A silicon carbide epitaxial wafer manufacturing apparatus comprising:a growth furnace performing epitaxial growth;
a first gas introduction port provided on a first side of the growth furnace and leading into the growth furnace a process gas for growing a silicon carbide epitaxial layer;
a second gas introduction port provided on the first side of the growth furnace and leading into the growth furnace a stabilization gas for nitriding, oxidizing or oxynitriding and stabilizing silicon carbide attached to an inner wall surface of the growth furnace;
a wafer holder having a mount surface on which a wafer is mounted;
a first gas exhaust port provided on a second side of the growth furnace that is opposite to the first side, the first gas exhaust port for exhausting the process gas; and
a plurality of second gas exhaust ports provided lower than the wafer holder and for exhausting the stabilization gas.

US Pat. No. 10,711,370

EPITAXIAL GROWING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MAKING EPITAXIAL STRUCTURE USING THE SAME

Tsinghua University, Bei...

1. An epitaxial growing system comprising: a cavity comprising a reaction chamber; a gas supply unit connected to the reaction chamber and configured to supply gas to the reaction chamber; a vacuum pumping unit connected to the reaction chamber and configured to vacuum pumping the reaction chamber; a first electrode and a second electrode located in the reaction chamber; and a carbon nanotube structure located in the reaction chamber and electrically connected to the first electrode and the second electrode, wherein the carbon nanotube structure is suspended through the first electrode and the second electrode, the carbon nanotube structure comprises a first end and a second end, the first end is fixed on the first electrode via a first conductive and heat-resistant cup, and the second end is fixed on the second electrode via a second conductive and heat-resistant clip; a first carbon nanotube film is located between the first conductive and heat-resistant clip and the first electrode, and a second carbon nanotube film is located between the second conductive and heat-resistant clip and the second electrode, the first end of carbon nanotube structure is directly contacted with the first carbon nanotube film and not directly contacted with the first electrode, and the second end of carbon nanotube structure is directly contacted with the second carbon nanotube film and not directly contacted with the second electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,711,369

METHOD FOR PRODUCING SILICON CARBIDE SINGLE CRYSTAL AND SILICON CARBIDE SINGLE CRYSTAL SUBSTRATE

SHOWA DENKO K.K., Tokyo ...

1. A method for producing a silicon carbide single crystal, comprising placing a seed crystal composed of silicon carbide on a crucible lid body of a crucible having a crucible container body and the crucible lid body, placing a silicon carbide raw material in the crucible container body, and sublimating the silicon carbide raw material to grow a bulk silicon carbide single crystal on the seed crystal, whereinthe seed crystal has an off angle in an off orientation from a {0001} plane,
wherein in advance of a growth main step of performing crystal growth to form a facet {0001} plane in a crystal peripheral part on a crystal end face having grown thereon the bulk silicon carbide single crystal and obtain more than 50% of a thickness of the obtained SiC single crystal, said method comprises a growth sub-step of growing the crystal at (i) a higher nitrogen concentration than in the growth main step, (ii) a growth atmosphere pressure of 3.9 to 39.9 kPa, (iii) a seed crystal temperature of 2,100° C. to less than 2,300° C., and (iv) a crystal growth rate of 0.1 mm/h or less,
wherein the nitrogen concentration in the crystal in the growth sub-step is from 2×1019 to 1×1020 cm?3, and
wherein in the growth main step, the nitrogen concentration in the crystal is from 1×1018 to 1×1020 cm?3.

US Pat. No. 10,711,368

METHOD FOR PRODUCING SILICON SINGLE CRYSTAL

SUMCO CORPORATION, Tokyo...

1. A manufacturing method of monocrystalline silicon, comprising:melting silicon housed in a quartz crucible into a silicon melt by heating the quartz crucible with a heating unit;
dipping a seed crystal into the silicon melt in the quartz crucible to bring the seed crystal into contact with the silicon melt; and
pulling up the seed crystal to grow the monocrystalline silicon, wherein
in the pulling-up, a formation of a straight body of the monocrystalline silicon is started at a power consumption of the heating unit being equal to or more than 10000 kWh to grow an entirety of the monocrystalline silicon.

US Pat. No. 10,711,367

MULTI-LAYER SUSCEPTOR DESIGN FOR MAGNETIC FLUX SHIELDING IN DIRECTIONAL SOLIDIFICATION FURNACES

Raytheon Technoiogies Cor...

1. A process for directional solidification of a cast part comprising:energizing a primary induction coil coupled to a chamber having a mold containing a casting material;
generating an electromagnetic field with the primary induction coil within the chamber, a susceptor coupled to said chamber between said primary induction coil and said mold;
transducing at least a portion of said electromagnetic field into heat energy used to heat said mold;
attenuating at least a portion of said electromagnetic field with said susceptor, wherein said susceptor comprises at least two layers of electromagnetic shield material, wherein said susceptor comprises a first layer and a second layer enclosing an interior layer; and said first layer and said second layer are configured for protecting the interior layer from material degradation; and
casting the material within the mold wherein the interior layer comprises at least one of a castable nickel-based or Co-based superalloy and castable ferrous alloys.

US Pat. No. 10,711,366

REMOVAL OF ELECTROPLATING BATH ADDITIVES

Lam Research Corporation,...

1. An electroplating system comprising:a bath reservoir having a first inlet for feeding fresh electrolyte solution into the bath reservoir and a first outlet for bleeding used electrolyte solution out of the bath reservoir, a second inlet for receiving recycled electrolyte solution into the bath reservoir, and a second outlet for discharge of electrolyte solution from the bath reservoir;
a plating cell for electroplating an object, the plating cell having an inlet in direct or indirect fluid communication with the bath reservoir, and an outlet for discharge of electrolyte solution from the plating cell;
an extraction column for extracting by-products generated by the plating cell, the extraction column having an inlet in direct or indirect fluid communication with the outlet of the plating cell, and an outlet for discharge of electrolyte solution from the extraction column;
a first particle filter disposed in a fluid pathway between the second outlet of the bath reservoir and the inlet of the plating cell;
a second particle filter disposed in a fluid pathway between the outlet of the extraction column and the second inlet of the bath reservoir; and
flow control means disposed between the plating cell and the bath reservoir, wherein the flow control means is in fluid communication with the outlet of the plating cell; the flow control means selectively returning a portion of the electrolyte solution to the bath reservoir without passing the returned portion through the first or second filter.

US Pat. No. 10,711,365

PLATING APPARATUS AND PLATING METHOD

Murata Manufacturing Co.,...

1. A plating apparatus comprising:a plating tank in which a plating solution is stored; and
a plating unit provided in the plating tank to perform electrolytic plating on an object to be plated; wherein
the plating unit includes:
a workpiece passage region in which at least a portion of the workpiece passage region is surrounded by a partition wall that allows passage of the plating solution but does not allow passage of the object to be plated, the object to be plated being passed from above toward below in the workpiece passage region;
an injector that injects the plating solution from below toward above;
a mixer above the injector and below the workpiece passage region to mix the plating solution injected by the injector and the object to be plated passing through the workpiece passage region;
an anode outside the workpiece passage region;
a cathode inside the workpiece passage region and including a hollow region through which a mixed fluid of the plating solution and the object to be plated mixed by the mixer passes from below toward above; and
a guide that guides the mixed fluid passing through the hollow region of the cathode to the workpiece passage region;
the guide includes a plating solution passage that allows the passage of the plating solution but does not allow the passage of the object to be plated; and
the guide is structured such that a top opening of the guide is larger than a bottom opening of the guide and side surfaces of the guide extend from the top opening to the bottom opening of the guide.

US Pat. No. 10,711,364

UNIFORM FLOW BEHAVIOR IN AN ELECTROPLATING CELL

Lam Research Corporation,...

1. A plating cell for electroplating a substantially defect-free and uniform layer of a metal onto a wafer, the plating cell comprising:a wafer holder configured to hold a semiconductor wafer during electroplating and immerse the wafer in plating solution;
an inlet for receiving the plating solution flowing through the plating cell during electroplating;
an outlet for removing the flowing plating solution during electroplating; and
a chamber wall comprising
a primary weir on the top surface of the chamber wall over which the plating solution overflows before exiting the outlet during electroplating, and
a secondary weir positioned at a region below the primary weir where the overflowed plating solution can pool and remain in contact with the plating solution overflowing the primary weir,
whereby during operation the plating solution flows over the primary weir in a substantially azimuthally uniform manner.

US Pat. No. 10,711,363

ANODIC OXIDE BASED COMPOSITE COATINGS OF AUGMENTED THERMAL EXPANSIVITY TO ELIMINATE THERMALLY INDUCED CRAZING

APPLE INC., Cupertino, C...

1. An anodized part, comprising:an aluminum alloy substrate comprising a first coefficient of thermal expansion;
a sealed anodic oxide coating disposed on the aluminum alloy substrate, the sealed anodic oxide coating comprising a second coefficient of thermal expansion that is less than the first coefficient of thermal expansion, the sealed anodic oxide coating defining a plurality of pores; and
a thermal expansion compensating polymer deposited within the plurality of pores, the thermal expansion compensating polymer comprising a coefficient of thermal expansion greater than the second coefficient of thermal expansion such that the sealed anodic oxide coating comprises an adjusted coefficient of thermal expansion greater than the second coefficient of thermal expansion.

US Pat. No. 10,711,362

ANODIC OXIDE FILM FORMING TREATMENT AGENT AND METHOD OF FORMING AN ANODIC OXIDE FILM

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

1. An anodic oxide film forming method of forming an anodic oxide film on a substrate made of aluminum or an aluminum alloy, comprising:a contacting step of bringing an anodic oxide film forming treatment agent, which is made of a viscous substance obtained by increasing a viscosity of an electrolytic solution by a nonionic surfactant, into contact with the substrate; and
an energizing step of using the substrate as an anode, and carrying out conduction of electricity between the substrate and a cathode provided in the anodic oxide film forming treatment agent; and
a degreasing step in which, prior to the contacting step, a degreasing treatment agent, which is made of a viscous substance obtained by increasing a viscosity of an aqueous solution of sodium hydroxide by a nonionic surfactant, and having a shape covering a film forming site where the anodic oxide film is formed on the substrate, while leaving a non-forming site exclusive of the film forming site of the substrate to remain exposed, is brought into contact with the film forming site to perform a degreasing treatment thereon.

US Pat. No. 10,711,361

COATING FOR INTERNAL SURFACES OF AN AIRFOIL AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURE THEREOF

RAYTHEON TECHNOLOGIES COR...

1. A method of coating, comprising:providing an article having an internal passage therein to be coated;
electrolytically applying a first layer that comprises chromium or a chromium alloy onto a surface of the internal passage;
electrolytically applying a second layer comprising aluminum or an aluminum alloy onto the first layer; and
heat treating the article to promote interdiffusion between the first layer and the second layer; where the electrolytically applying of the first layer and the second layer is conducted by using a conforming electrode that traverses internal convoluted passages of the article without contacting a surface of the article; where the internal convoluted passages are insulated from the conforming electrode by a porous sheath that is disposed on the conforming electrode; and wherein the porous sheath comprises an electrically insulating material that comprises a polyolefin, a polyvinyl acetate, a polyvinyl chloride, a polyimide, a polysiloxane, a polystyrene, a polymethylmethacrylate, or a combination thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,711,360

NICKEL ELECTROPLATING COMPOSITIONS WITH COPOLYMERS OF ARGININE AND BISEPOXIDES AND METHODS OF ELECTROPLATING NICKEL

Rohm and Haas Electronic ...

1. A nickel electroplating composition comprising one or more sources of nickel ions, one or more compounds chosen from sodium saccharinate, boric acid and salts of boric acid, optionally, one or more sources of acetate ions, and one or more copolymers of arginine and one or more bisepoxides, wherein the one or more one or more bisepoxides have a formula:
wherein Y1 and Y2 are independently chosen from H and linear or branched (C1-C4)alkyl;
A is OR1 or R2, wherein R1 is ((CR3R4)m)O)n, wherein R3 and R4 are independently chosen from H, hydroxyl and methyl, and R2 is (CH2)y, wherein m is a number from 1 to 6, n is a number from 1 to 20 and y is a number from 0 to 6 and when y is 0, A is a covalent chemical bond.

US Pat. No. 10,711,359

IRON-BASED ANODE FOR OBTAINING ALUMINUM BY THE ELECTROLYSIS OF MELTS

UNITED COMPANY RUSAL ENGI...

1. An anode for obtaining aluminum by means of the electrolysis of melts at a temperature of less than 930° C., the anode comprising:a base comprised of an alloy containing iron, copper, nickel, and one or several additives selected from molybdenum, manganese, titanium, tantalum, tungsten, vanadium, zirconium, niobium, chromium, aluminum, cobalt, cerium, yttrium, silicon, and carbon, and
a protective oxide layer,
wherein the base comprises components in the following quantitative proportions, in % by weight:
Fe—65-96,
Cu—less than 35,
Ni—less than 20, and
additives of an admixture of molybdenum, manganese, titanium, tantalum, tungsten, vanadium, zirconium, niobium, chromium, aluminum (less than 1), cobalt, cerium, yttrium, silicon, and carbon, totaling less than 5, and
wherein the protective oxide layer comprises iron oxides and complex oxides of iron copper, and nickel.

US Pat. No. 10,711,358

METHOD OF PRODUCING LOW ALPHA-RAY EMITTING BISMUTH, AND LOW ALPHA-RAY EMITTING BISMUTH

1. A low alpha-ray dose bismuth, wherein the bismuth has an alpha-ray dose of 0.003 cph/cm2 or less.

US Pat. No. 10,711,357

GRAPHITE ELECTRODE AND MANUFACTURING PROCESS THEREOF, AND A CARBON DIOXIDE GENERATOR


Wherein, the adhesive comprises at least one of phenolic resin, bisphenol A epoxy resin and urea formaldehyde resin;
the first additive is selected from at least one of the following: polylactic acid, carbonate, monosaccharide, oligosaccharide and polymethacrylates;
the second additive is selected from at least one of the following: carbon black, carbon nanotubes, silicon carbide, boron nitride, silicon oxide, aluminium oxide, zinc oxide, iron oxide, titanium dioxide, calcium carbonate, stearic acid, zinc stearate and calcium stearate;
the graphite electrode further comprises hexamethylenetetramine; the hexamethylenetetramine is present in an amount of 5-15 weight percentage of the adhesive.

US Pat. No. 10,711,355

ELECTROLYZER SPACER AND ELECTROLYZER EQUIPPED WITH SUCH A SPACER

AREVA H2GEN, Paris (FR)

1. A spacer for an electrolyzer cell of substantially annular shape comprising:a peripheral part having two parallel principal faces opposite each other, a distance separating the two principal faces defining a first thickness of the spacer; and
an internal part having a second thickness strictly less than the first thickness of the spacer,
the peripheral part and the internal part being in one piece and connected to each other forming an internal annular shoulder so that the internal part has a substantially annular intermediate face that extends in a plane parallel to the two principal faces of the peripheral part and is situated between the two principal faces;
wherein the electrolyzer cell further comprises two electrodes; and
wherein each of the two principal faces of the peripheral part are in direct contact with a respective electrode of the two electrodes.

US Pat. No. 10,711,354

ELECTROLYSIS APPARATUS FOR COLLECTING NITROGEN COMPOUND USING FERRIC-ETHYLENEDIAMINE TETRAACETIC ACID

KOREA ADVANCED INSTITUTE ...

1. An electrolysis apparatus for collecting a nitrogen compound, comprising:(a) a reactor body comprising a compound of divalent metal ion and chelating agent therein;
(b) an anode and a cathode;
(c) a collection tube for collecting the nitrogen compound, comprising the anode therein;
(d) a gas inlet for supplying raw material gas containing the nitrogen compound to the reactor body;
(e) an outlet for discharging gas which has been collected inside the reactor and from which the nitrogen compound is removed; and
(f) a pretreatment vessel arranged to receive a gas containing nitrogen oxides and to contact said gas containing nitrogen oxides with water in the pretreatment vessel to yield (i) nitric acid (HNO3) and (ii) gas containing the nitrogen compound as said raw material gas.

US Pat. No. 10,711,353

PICKLING DEVICE AND PICKLING PAUSE OPERATION METHOD

PRIMETALS TECHNOLOGIES JA...

1. A pickling device, comprising:a pickling tank for storing acid solution and for pickling a steel strip by allowing the steel strip to travel therethrough while the steel strip is immersed in the acid solution;
a heating unit for heating the acid solution in the pickling tank;
an acid-solution storage tank for storing the acid solution, provided separately from the pickling tank;
an acid-solution circulation unit configured to circulate the acid solution between the pickling tank and the acid-solution storage tank; and
a liquid level adjustment unit configured to control the acid-solution circulation unit to maintain a liquid level of the acid solution in the pickling tank at a level below a traveling height of the steel strip,
wherein the liquid-level adjustment unit includes an inflow passage which connects to a drain port for the acid solution disposed on the pickling tank,
wherein the inflow passage has an inlet positioned below the traveling height of the steel strip and above the drain port, and
wherein the liquid-level adjustment unit is configured to allow the acid solution in the pickling tank to overflow from the inlet to maintain the liquid level of the acid solution in the pickling tank at the level of the inlet,
wherein the inflow passage is a dam which surrounds the drain port for the acid solution.

US Pat. No. 10,711,351

ELECTROLESS PLATING COMPOSITION FOR ELECTROLESS DEPOSITION OF ALUMINUM OR ALUMINUM ALLOY AND ARTICLE INCLUDING ELECTROLESS DEPOSITED ALUMINUM LAYER

HRL Laboratories, LLC, M...

1. An electroless plating composition, comprising:an aluminum ionic liquid;
a reducing agent; and
an additive selected from the group consisting of a catalyst, an alloying element, and a combination thereof,
wherein the additive comprises the catalyst, and the catalyst is selected from the group consisting of TiCl2, TiCl3, TiCl4, ZrCl4, VCl3, NbCl5, CeCl3 and combinations thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,711,350

ALUMINA LAYER FORMATION ON ALUMINUM SURFACE TO PROTECT ALUMINUM PARTS

APPLIED MATERICAL, INC., ...

1. A process, comprising:exposing at least one surface of an aluminum-containing component to a moisture thermal treatment process comprising exposing the aluminum-containing component to an environment having a moisture content from 30% to 100% at a first temperature from 30 to 100 degrees Celsius; and
exposing the at least one surface of the aluminum-containing component to a thermal treatment process comprising heating the aluminum-containing component to a second temperature from 200 degrees Celsius to 550 degrees Celsius to form an alumina layer on the at least one surface of the aluminum-containing component, wherein the aluminum-containing component is a diffuser plate having one or more holes having a diameter from 16 mils to 0.5 millimeters, the at least one surface is an inner surface of one of the one or more holes, and the aluminum-containing component is composed of an aluminum alloy comprising magnesium.

US Pat. No. 10,711,349

APPARATUS FOR TREATING AND/OR COATING THE SURFACE OF A SUBSTRATE COMPONENT

Guehring KG, Albstadt (D...

1. A device for supporting substrate components for surface treatment and/or coating of the substrate components by deposition from the gas phase, the device comprising:an installation table;
at least a first substrate carrier, a second substrate carrier and a third substrate carrier, the first and second substrate carriers mounted on a first side of the installation table; and
at least a first shielding unit on the first side of the installation table,
the installation table rotatable about an installation table axis,
the first substrate carrier and the second substrate carrier provided adjacent one another with no intervening substrate carrier provided therebetween in a rotational direction relative to the installation table axis,
at least a portion of the first shielding unit between the first substrate carrier and the second substrate carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,711,348

APPARATUS TO IMPROVE SUBSTRATE TEMPERATURE UNIFORMITY

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC., ...

11. A substrate processing chamber, comprising:a substrate support having a substrate receiving surface and a central shaft to support the substrate receiving surface;
a cover plate having a central opening disposed about the central shaft and positioned beneath the substrate receiving surface, the cover plate having a thermally emissive layer to reflect heat toward the substrate receiving surface, wherein a thermal emissivity of the thermally emissive layer varies across the thermally emissive layer; and
a pin lift mechanism disposed in a pin lift mechanism opening formed in a bottom portion of the substrate processing chamber and having a pin lift hoop disposed about the central shaft and having a plurality of lift pins, wherein the cover plate is disposed on a substrate processing chamber floor to cover the pin lift mechanism opening.

US Pat. No. 10,711,347

MICRO-VOLUME DEPOSITION CHAMBER

Applied Materials, Inc., ...

1. A processing chamber comprising a lid having a lower surface; a substrate support having an upper surface facing the lower surface of the lid; and an inner baffle ring comprising a plurality of openings, the inner baffle ring positioned between the lower surface of the lid and the upper surface of the substrate support, the inner baffle ring is movable between a loading position and a processing position.

US Pat. No. 10,711,346

6-MEMBERED CYCLIC DIENES AS STRONGLY REDUCING PRECURSORS FOR THE GROWTH OF ELEMENT FILMS BY VAPOR PHASE DEPOSITION

Wayne State University, ...

1. A method comprising:providing a vapor of a first compound having an atom in an oxidized state, the atom in an oxidized state being in an oxidation state greater than 0, the atom in an oxidized state being selected from the group consisting of Groups 2-14 of the Periodic Table, the lanthanides, As, Sb, Bi, and Te; and
providing a vapor of a reducing agent, the reducing agent selected from the group consisting of compounds described by formulae I, II, and III:
wherein:R1, R2 R3, R4 are each independently H, C1-10 alkyl, C6-14 aryl, or C4-14 heteroaryl, and
n is 0, 1, 2, 3, or 4; and
reacting the vapor of the first compound with the vapor of the reducing agent to form a second compound having the atom in a reduced state relative to the first compound.

US Pat. No. 10,711,345

HARD COATING FILM FOR CUTTING TOOL

KORLOY INC., Seoul (KR)

1. A hard coating for cutting tools, which is a coating formed on a base material of a cutting tool formed of a hard material, the coating comprising:a TiCN layer; and
an ?-alumina layer formed on the TiCN layer, wherein:
the ?-alumina layer has a main peak (maximal strength peak) of (006) plane located between 20-40 degrees during a psi rocking analysis by an XRD;
a residual stress in the ?-Al2O3 layer is ?0.9-0.4 GPa;
the TiCN layer is composed of TiCxNyOz (x+y+z?1, x>0, y>0, z?0);
a composition ratio of C/(C+N) is greater than or equal to 0.4 and smaller than 0.5;
the ratio of TC(220)/TC(422) represented by Formula 1 is smaller than 0.45; and
the ratio of TC(220)/TC(311) is smaller than 0.45,
TC(hkl)=I(hkl)/Io(hkl){1/n?I(hkl)/Io(hkl)}?1,   [Formula 1]
wherein:
I(hkl) is a (hkl) reflection strength;
Io(hkl) is a standard strength according to JCPDS card 42-1489;
n is the number of reflections used for calculation; and
(hkl) reflection uses (111), (200), (220), (311), (331), (420), (422) and (511)).

US Pat. No. 10,711,344

PROCESS FOR MAKING COMPOSITE PRODUCT BY PLATING ALLOY FILM ON CARBON FIBER CORE

Taichi Metal Material Tec...

1. A process for making a composite product comprising steps of:A. Circumferentially plating a carbon fiber core with an alloy film including a film of metallic glass to form a film-clad carbon fiber thread; wherein a first film of said metallic glass is formed as an upper target and a second film of said metallic glass is formed as a lower target, adapted for a roll-to-roll sputtering process for plating said first and second films of metallic glass on said carbon fiber core; and
said roll-to-roll sputtering process performed by a roll-to-roll sputtering apparatus, which includes: said upper target mounted on an upper portion of said roll-to-roll sputtering apparatus and said lower target mounted on a lower portion of said roll-to-roll sputtering apparatus opposite to the upper portion; a first roller having said carbon fiber core wound thereon and provided at a feeding end of said roll-to-roll sputtering apparatus; and a second roller, adapted for taking up one said film-clad carbon fiber thread as sputtered in between said upper portion and said lower portion of said roll-to-roll sputtering apparatus and provided at a take-up end of said roll-to-roll sputtering apparatus; and wherein said carbon fiber core, as unwound from said first roller and passed through said upper portion and said lower portion of said roll-to roll sputtering apparatus, serves as a substrate between said upper target and said lower target in said roll-to-roll sputtering apparatus, which is encased in a housing formed as a vacuum chamber;
B. Weaving a plurality of said film-clad carbon fiber threads to form an interlaced film-clad carbon fiber sheet; and
C. Vibrationally thermally pressing a plurality of interlaced film-clad carbon fiber sheets as superimposed with one another by a vibrational thermal pressing apparatus, which includes an upper mold half and a lower mold half combinally closed for clamping said film-clad carbon fiber sheets therebetween, a vibrator mounted to said upper mold half or said lower mold half, a heater mounted to said upper mold half or said lower mold half, and a lifting device for moving the upper mold half and the lower mold half to be combined together or to be separated from each other to form the composite product.

US Pat. No. 10,711,343

STORAGE AND DELIVERY OF ANTIMONY-CONTAINING MATERIALS TO AN ION IMPLANTER

Praxair Technology, Inc.,...

1. A sub-atmospheric storage and delivery vessel configured for delivering a steady, sustained and sufficient flow of a high purity, vapor phase of antimony-containing material from therein at ambient conditions, comprising:a storage and delivery vessel, said storage and delivery vessel configured for holding said antimony-containing material in a liquid phase under sub-atmospheric conditions, whereby said liquid phase is in substantial equilibrium with the high purity, vapor phase occupying a predetermined volume of headspace in the storage and delivery vessel, and said high purity, vapor phase exerting a vapor pressure less than atmospheric pressure, said high purity, vapor phase equal to about 95 vol % or greater based on the predetermined volume;
said predetermined volume of the headspace being sized so as to receive a sufficient amount of the high purity, vapor phase of the antimony-containing material;
said storage and delivery vessel comprising multiple walls having sufficient surface area contact with the liquid phase, and further wherein said multiple walls exhibit a thermally conductivity to enhance heat conduction into the liquid at the ambient conditions;
said storage and delivery vessel characterized by an absence of external heating and an absence of a carrier gas during dispensing of the high purity, vapor phase antimony-containing material.

US Pat. No. 10,711,342

METHOD OF PRODUCING SECONDARY LENS WITH HOLLOW NANO STRUCTURES FOR UNIFORM ILLUMINANCE

NATIONAL CHUNG SHAN INSTI...

1. A method of producing a secondary lens with hollow nano structures for uniform illuminance, comprising the following steps:(a) forming a polycrystalline seed layer on the surface of a lens;
(b) growing a plurality of rod structures over the polycrystalline seed layer in a random arrangement;
(c) removing the portion of the seed layer where the rod structure does not grow so that the surface of the lens therebeneath is exposed to outside;
(d) sputtering a ceramic material layer over the plurality of rod structures and the exposed surface portion of the lens;
(e) removing the plurality of rod structures and leaving a ceramic material layer having a plurality of hollow rod structures in a random arrangement.

US Pat. No. 10,711,341

SYNTHESIS OF METAL OXIDES BY REACTIVE CATHODIC ARC EVAPORATION

1. A method for synthesizing layers on a substrate comprising steps of:placing a composite target in a chamber and evacuating the chamber;
prior to the synthesizing of the layers on a substrate, conditioning a surface of the composite target to form a conditioned composite target by transforming constituents of the composite target to regions containing intermetallic compounds and solid solutions by:
exposing the surface of the composite target to a reactive gas consisting of oxygen, the reactive gas introduced into the chamber during an arc operation to melt the surface of the composite target in the presence of the reactive gas, wherein a pulsed power supply is applied to the composite target during the arc operation, and
varying a flow rate of the reactive gas into the chamber to alter a cohesive energy of the composite target and to transition the surface of the composite target from a non-stationary state to a fully oxidized state, wherein during the non-stationary state, an incorporation of solid solutions or intermetallics occurs, the flow rate of the reactive gas selected to achieve an oxygen partial pressure that results in the fully oxidized state of the surface of the composite target and vaporizing of a high melting point material or any solid solution or intermetallics as an oxide before the surface of the composite target is melted, thereby forming the conditioned composite target; and
synthesizing the layers on the substrate by reactive cathodic arc evaporation using the conditioned composite target.

US Pat. No. 10,711,340

BAFFLE DEVICE FOR EVAPORATION APPARATUS AND EVAPORATION APPARATUS

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A baffle device for an evaporation apparatus, comprising:a baffle plate, configured to shield an evaporation ejection source from a substrate when the substrate is being loaded or unloaded to or from the evaporation apparatus; and
at least one collection device, provided below the baffle plate, and configured to collect evaporation material falling down from the baffle plate;
wherein the at least one collection device is provided with a guide face for directing the evaporation material ejected from the evaporation ejection source towards the baffle plate; and
wherein each of the at least one collection device comprises:
a connecting rod, an upper end of which is connected to the baffle plate; and
a guiding portion, fixed to a lower end of the connecting rod, wherein an upper surface of the guiding portion defines an accommodating space for collecting the evaporation material, and a lower surface of the guiding portion is configured as the guide face.

US Pat. No. 10,711,338

VAPOR DEPOSITION MASK AND MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR ORGANIC EL DISPLAY DEVICE

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A vapor deposition mask comprising,a substrate provided with a plurality of openings to pass vapor deposition particles;
wherein at least a portion of the plurality of openings are structured by one or more opening groups, the plurality of openings being repeatedly arranged in accordance with a constant rule,
an opening group formation region is a region in the substrate including at least a plurality of openings belonging to each of the opening groups and a region between adjacent openings of the plurality of openings belonging to each of the opening groups,
a plurality of protrusions of identical height are arranged to support the entire substrate from one side, and are provided only outside the opening group formation region,
a first resin layer provided with a recess that exposes the substrate is formed outside the opening group formation region of the substrate, and
the plurality of protrusions are provided in the recess with a height such that the protrusions project from the recess.

US Pat. No. 10,711,337

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR STAINLESS STEEL CLADDING OF CARBON STEEL PIECES

COMMERCIAL METALS COMPANY...

1. A product, comprising:a carbon steel piece; and
an atomized stainless steel spray coating that clads the carbon steel piece;
wherein the thickness of the atomized stainless steel spray coating is equal to or greater than 0.007 inches;
wherein the carbon steel piece is a carbon steel rebar piece or dowel bar;
wherein the atomized stainless steel spray coating, which clads the carbon steel rebar piece or dowel bar, defines an external surface of the product;
wherein the external surface of the product, which is defined by the atomized stainless steel spray coating, has a surface finish;
and
wherein the surface finish of the external surface of the product is a shot-peen surface finish.

US Pat. No. 10,711,336

ALLOYED HOT-DIP GALVANIZED STEEL SHEET AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION,...

1. A method of manufacturing an alloyed hot-dip galvanized steel sheet using a base steel material, the base steel material containing, in mass %,C: more than or equal to 0.05% and less than or equal to 0.50%,
Si: more than or equal to 0.2% and less than or equal to 3.0%,
Mn: more than or equal to 0.5% and less than or equal to 5.0%,
Al: more than or equal to 0.001 and less than or equal to 1.0%,
P: less than or equal to 0.1%,
S: less than or equal to 0.01%,
N: less than or equal to 0.01%, and
the balance including Fe and inevitable impurities,
the method comprising:
performing casting, hot-rolling, pickling, and cold rolling to thereby produce the base steel material;
subjecting the base steel material to a hot-dip galvanizing treatment by performing, using a continuous hot-dip galvanizing plant equipped with a heating furnace and a soaking furnace, an annealing treatment in which a temperature of the base steel material is increased within a range of higher than or equal to 500° C. and lower than or equal to 950° C. in the heating furnace and the soaking furnace; and
subjecting the base steel material to an alloying treatment at higher than or equal to 440° C. and lower than or equal to 600° C.,
wherein the annealing treatment is performed under the following conditions:
conditions of the heating furnace: an all radiant tube type heating furnace is used, a time period that the temperature of the base steel material is in the range of higher than or equal to 500° C. and lower than or equal to 950° C. is 100 seconds to 1000 seconds, an atmosphere of the heating furnace contains hydrogen, water vapor, and nitrogen, a logarithm log(PH2O/PH2) of a value obtained by dividing a partial water vapor pressure (PH2O) by a partial hydrogen pressure (PH2) is more than or equal to ?4.0 and less than ?2.0, and a hydrogen concentration is more than or equal to 3 vol % and less than or equal to 30 vol %; and
conditions of the soaking furnace: a time period that the temperature of the base steel material is in the range of higher than or equal to 500° C. and lower than or equal to 950° C. is 100 seconds to 1000 seconds, an atmosphere of the soaking furnace contains hydrogen, water vapor, and nitrogen, a logarithm log(PH2O/PH2) of a value obtained by dividing a partial water vapor pressure (PH2O) by a partial hydrogen pressure (PH2) is more than or equal to ?8.0 and less than ?4.0, and a hydrogen concentration is more than or equal to 3 vol % and less than or equal to 30 vol %.

US Pat. No. 10,711,334

METAL ALLOY FOR MEDICAL DEVICES

MIRUS LLC, Atlanta, GA (...

1. A method for forming a medical device comprising the steps of:selecting a metal alloy, said metal alloy including greater than 50 weight percent molybdenum or a cobalt-chromium alloy, said metal alloy having an average density of up to about 14 gm/cc, said metal alloy is a molybdenum alloy that includes up to 99.9 wt. % molybdenum, said metal alloy is selected from the group consisting of MoHfC, MoY2O3, MoCe2O, MoY2O3Ce2O, MoW, MoZrO2, and MoLa2O3; a) a weight percent of said hafnium in said MoHfC is about 0.8-1.4 weight percent and a weight percent of said carbon in said MoHfC is about 0.05-0.15, and said MoHfC has an elongation of greater than 10%, a UTS of 60-320 ksi, and a modulus of elasticity of >300 GPa; b) a weight percent of La2O3 in said MoLa2O3 is about 0.3-0.7, and a carbon content in said MoLa2O3 is no more than 150 ppm, and said MoLa2O3 has an elongation of greater than 10%, a UTS of 60-320 ksi, and a modulus of elasticity of >300 GPa; c) a weight percent of Ce2O in said MoY2O3Ce2O is about 0.04-0.1, a carbon content in said MoY2O3Ce2O is no more than 150 ppm, and a weight percent of Y2O3 in said MoY2O3Ce2O is about 0.3-0.5 weight percent, and said MoY2O3Ce2O has an elongation of greater than 10%, a UTS of 60-320 ksi, and a modulus of elasticity of >300 GPa; d) a weight percent of tungsten in said MoW is about 20-50 weight percent, a carbon content in said MoW is no more than 150 ppm, and said MoW has an elongation of greater than 10%, a UTS of 60-320 ksi, and a modulus of elasticity of >300 GPa; e) a weight percent of ZrO2 in said MoZrO2 is about 1.2-1.8, a carbon content in said MoZrO2 is no more than 150 ppm, and said MoZrO2 has an elongation of greater than 10%, a UTS of 60-320 ksi, and a modulus of elasticity of >300 Gpa;
forming said metal alloy into at least a portion of said medical device, said medical device in the form of an orthopedic device or an orthodontic device, said orthopedic device is selected from the group consisting of a orthopedic nail, orthopedic rod, orthopedic post, orthopedic cage, bone plate, pedicle screw, joint system, bone anchor, bone spacer, spinal implant, spinal disk, spinal ball, tension band, bone implant, and prosthetic implant; said orthodontic device is selected from the group consisting of a dental restoration, dental implant, crown, dental bridge, braces, dentures, tooth spacer, teeth retainer, dental plates, palatal expander, orthodontic headgear, orthodontic archwire, teeth aligners, and quadhelix; and,
final finishing said medical device, said step of final finishing including one or more processes selected from the group consisting of annealing, pilgering, electroplating, electro-polishing, chemical polishing, cleaning, pickling, nitriding, ion beam deposition or implantation, sputter coating, and vacuum deposition.

US Pat. No. 10,711,332

ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING MATERIAL FOR POWDER RAPID PROTOTYPING MANUFACTURING

FUJIMI INCORPORATED, Kiy...

1. A method for producing a three-dimensional manufactured article, comprising:(a) preparing an additive manufacturing material comprising:
(i) a first powder that is a granulated powder containing a ceramic; and
(ii) a second powder containing a metal,
wherein primary particles of the first powder are three-dimensionally bound together to form granulated particles with voids between the primary particles, and the first powder and the second powder are mixed and a proportion of the second powder relative to a sum of the first powder and the second powder is above 10% by mass and less than 90% by mass; and
(b) producing a three-dimensional manufactured article by using the additive manufacturing material, wherein the three-dimensional manufactured article has a porosity of less than or equal to 10%, the producing step comprising:
(i) supplying the additive manufacturing material uniformly onto a manufacturing area to form a thin layer of the additive manufacturing material;
(ii) providing, to the formed thin layer of the additive manufacturing material, energizing means for melting the additive manufacturing material, to bond the additive manufacturing material; and
(iii) repeating the supplying step and the providing step to obtain a desired three-dimensional manufactured article, wherein the first powder has an average particle diameter of 1 ?m or more and 100 ?m or less, and wherein the second powder has an average particle diameter of 0.1 ?m or more and 100 ?m or less.

US Pat. No. 10,711,331

POLYCRYSTALLINE DIAMOND COMPACT WITH GRADIENT INTERFACIAL LAYER

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A method of forming a polycrystalline diamond compact (PDC), the method comprising:forming a gradient interfacial layer having a gradient of coefficients of thermal expansion (CTEs) ranging between the CTE of a thermally stable diamond (TSP) table and the CTE of a base by forming a plurality of sublayers, at least two of which have different CTEs, and attaching the plurality of sublayers to one another, wherein each sublayer of the gradient interfacial layer comprises diamond grains, a catalyst able to cause bonding between the diamond grains, and sacrificial binder particles having an average diameter or longest dimension of 100 ?m, the sacrificial binder able to adhere the diamond grains until the sacrificial binder is degraded and/or expelled,
wherein, in the gradient interfacial layer adjacent to the TSP table, the sacrificial binder has a concentration of 30% or less by volume; and
attaching the gradient interfacial layer to the TSP table;
attaching the gradient interfacial layer to the base; and
degrading or expelling the sacrificial binder.

US Pat. No. 10,711,330

CORROSION-RESISTANT MAGNESIUM-ALUMINUM ALLOYS INCLUDING GERMANIUM

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A magnesium aluminum alloy, comprising:0.05 wt. % to 0.75 wt. % germanium,
7.5 wt. % to 10 wt. % aluminum,
0.5 wt. % to 2.0 wt. % zinc,
0.2 wt. % to 0.5 wt. % manganese,
optionally one or more impurities, wherein the impurities comprise:
at most 0.125 wt. % silicon,
at most 0.015 wt. % copper,
at most 0.0015 wt. % cobalt,
at most 0.0015 wt. % nickel, and
at most 0.0055 wt. % iron, and
the balance comprising magnesium.

US Pat. No. 10,711,329

BERYLLIUM-FREE HIGH-STRENGTH COPPER ALLOYS

QuesTek Innovations LLC, ...

1. A method for manufacture of an essentially beryllium (Be) free copper based alloy comprising by volume 10%-30% of a multicomponent, intermetallic phase based on a L12-(Ni,Cu)3(Al,Sn) microstructure comprising the steps of:(a) forming an ingot consisting essentially of by weight percent 19-24% nickel (Ni), 3-6.5% tin (Sn), 1.2-2.0% aluminum (Al), optionally up to 1% by weight of at least one element (X) selected from the group consisting of silver (Ag), chromium (Cr), manganese (Mn), niobium (Nb), titanium (Ti) and vanadium (V), no more than 0.06% beryllium (Be), no more than 0.05% boron (B) and the balance copper (Cu), and
(b) heat treating the alloy by an aging heat treatment including at least a first step and a second step, wherein the first step includes heating the alloy to a temperature between 600° C. and the solvus temperature of the L12 phase kept below and less than 800° C. and the second step includes heating the alloy to a temperature between 450 and 550° C.

US Pat. No. 10,711,328

LOW-LEAD COPPER ALLOYS

1. A composition of matter, comprising: 62% to 63% by weight of Cu; 0.18% to 0.24% by weight of Pb; from 0.15% to 0.25% by weight of Sn; from 0.3% to 0.08% by weight of Si; from 0.10% to 0.15% by weight of P; a total of other elements being 0.30% by weight or less, wherein Zn is present in a range approximately between 36% to 38% by weight.

US Pat. No. 10,711,327

COMPOSITE MATERIALS, APPARATUSES, AND METHODS

Invetal, Inc., Wisconsin...

1. A method for continuously producing a composite material, the method comprising:providing a reservoir comprising a first feed a second feed, a third feed, a fourth feed, and a mixer;
disposing a liquid metal and a carbon material in the reservoir continuously via the first feed and the second feed, respectively;
mixing the liquid metal and the carbon material in a first portion of the reservoir to form a mixture;
transporting the mixture from the first portion of the reservoir to a second portion of the reservoir, wherein the second portion of the reservoir is adjacent the first portion of the reservoir;
applying an electrical charge to the mixture in the second portion of the reservoir to form the composite material, wherein the applying of the electrical charge to the mixture comprises passing the mixture through a void defined by a device that is (i) disposed in the second portion of the reservoir, and (ii) provided a first charge by the fourth feed; and
collecting the composite material;
wherein the mixer traverses at least a portion of the void, and the third feed provides a second charge to the mixer, wherein the first charge and the second charge are opposite charges.

US Pat. No. 10,711,326

METHOD FOR THE HYDROMETALLURGICAL RECOVERY OF LITHIUM FROM THE LITHIUM MANGANESE OXIDE-CONTAINING FRACTION OF USED GALVANIC CELLS

Albemarle Germany GmbH, ...

1. A method for hydrometallurgical recovery of lithium from a fraction of used galvanic cells containing lithium manganese oxide, the method comprising the steps of:adding the fraction of used galvanic cells containing lithium manganese oxide with a particle size up to 500 ?m to a hyper-stoichiometric amount of oxalic acid based on the manganese content in the lithium manganese oxide, wherein a 0.1 to 1.0 molar excess of oxalic acid is used, and is solubilized in a solid/liquid ratio in the range of 10 g/l to 250 g/l at a temperature in the range of 30° C. to 70° C. to form a lithium-containing solution;
separating the lithium-containing solution from a remaining residue; and
washing the remaining residue at least twice to form a washing solution containing lithium;
wherein the separated lithium-containing solution and the washing solution containing lithium are combined, a dissolved manganese residue content is reduced by precipitation as hydroxide, separated and washed, and a remaining lithium-containing solution is further purified by conversion into a carbonate, chloride or sulfate.

US Pat. No. 10,711,325

PRODUCTION OF COPPER-67 FROM AN ENRICHED ZINC-68 TARGET

Idaho State University, ...

1. A method, comprising the steps of:positioning a solid mixture including copper-67 and zinc-68 in a sublimation apparatus, the sublimation apparatus including:
a heating element,
a sublimation vessel comprising quartz disposed adjacent the heating element such that the heating element heats a portion thereof,
a collection vessel removably disposed within the sublimation vessel, and
a crucible containing the solid mixture therein and being configured to position the solid mixture in fluid communication with the collection vessel; and
heating the solid mixture and thereby forming a metal vapor having greater than 90% by weight zinc-68,
wherein the metal vapor flows to and condenses within the collection vessel and a solid residue comprising at least a portion of the copper-67 remains in the crucible.

US Pat. No. 10,711,324

METHOD FOR REMOVING RADIOACTIVE ELEMENT THORIUM IN RARE EARTH MINERAL

SOOCHOW UNIVERSITY, Suzh...

1. A method for removing radioactive element thorium in monazite, comprising steps of:mixing the monazite with selenium dioxide in water,
reacting the radioactive element thorium in the monazite with selenium dioxide by a hydrothermal method,
cooling a resulting solution to form a crystal, and
separating the crystal to remove the radioactive element thorium.

US Pat. No. 10,711,321

ADHESIVE COATING COMPOSITION FOR NON-ORIENTED ELECTRICAL STEEL SHEET, NON-ORIENTED ELECTRICAL STEEL SHEET PRODUCT, AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREFOR

POSCO, Pohang-si, Gyeong...

1. A non-oriented electrical steel sheet adhesive coating composition, beinga composition comprising:
a first component including an organic/inorganic composite; and
a second component including a composite metal phosphate,
wherein the composition includes 80 to 97 wt % of the first component and 3 to 20 wt % of the second component based on a total amount, 100 wt %, of the composition,
the organic/inorganic composite is formed by having inorganic nanoparticles chemically substituted with some functional groups in an organic resin,
the organic resin is one, or two or more, selected from an epoxy-based resin, an ester-based resin, an acrylic resin, a styrene-based resin, a urethane-based resin, and an ethylene-based resin, and
the inorganic nanoparticles are one, or two or more, selected from SiO2, Al2O3, TiO2, MgO, ZnO, and ZrO2.

US Pat. No. 10,711,313

KIT FOR DETECTING CTDNA AND EXPRESSION OF DRUG-RESISTANT GENES RELATED TO APPLICABILITY OF TUMOR CHEMOTHERAPEUTIC DRUGS

1. A kit for measuring the concentration of ctDNA comprising a compound 2,7-bis (1-methyl-4-vinylpyridine)-9-ethylcarbazole iodised salt as a molecular probe, the formula of said compounds 2,7-bis (1-methyl-4-vinylpyridine)-9-ethylcarbazole iodised salt is as follows
wherein, further comprising Tris-HCl buffer of pH>7.0;
wherein, the buffer is 10 mmol/L Tris-HCl buffer, pH=7.2;
wherein, further comprising an accelerator comprising the following components per 100 ml: 0.5 mM deoxynucleoside triphosphate, 2.8 mM potassium acetate, 120 mM UDP, 3 mM dihydronaphthylate, 0.2 mM triethyl iodide, 1.6 mM glycylglycine, 3.5 mM Eva Green, 5 mM Triton X-100, 1.5 mM dithiothreitol.

US Pat. No. 10,711,305

METHOD FOR GENDER IDENTIFICATION IN DOMESTIC CHICKEN

DIREGG GMBH, Kiel (DE)

17. A kit for determining the presence or absence of at least one nucleic acid sequence specific for the sex of chicken in a biological sample, the kit comprising:a forward primer and a reverse primer wherein the forward primer is selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NO:2, 4, 6, and 8, and the reverse primer is selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NO:3, 5, 7, and 9,wherein the forward and reverse primers amplify a target sequence in the range of 60 bp to 160 bp, anda probe comprising an oligonucleotide of between 15 and 40 nucleotides in length and at least 15 contiguous nucleotides of a nucleotide sequences located in the range of nucleotides 46 to 446 of SEQ ID NO: 1,wherein the probe comprises a fluorophore dye and/or a quencher.