US Pat. No. 10,248,841

METHOD OF PROTECTING AN IMAGE BASED ON FACE RECOGNITION, AND SMART TERMINAL

Hisense Mobile Communicat...

1. A method of protecting an image based on face recognition, the method comprising:recognizing, by a smart terminal, at least one face image in an acquired image;
setting, by the smart terminal, a protection flag for the acquired image, and storing the acquired image, upon determining that one of the at least one face image in the acquired image matches successfully with one of a plurality of face images in a protection list stored in the smart terminal, wherein the protection flag comprises a read-only flag configured to protect the acquired image from accidental deletion;
transmitting, by the smart terminal, a notification message to a user to allow the user to decide whether to set the protection flag for the acquired image upon determining that none of the at least one face image in the acquired image matches with the face images in the protection list; and
setting, by the smart terminal, the protection flag for the acquired image and storing the acquired image, upon receiving a protection instruction sent by the user.

US Pat. No. 10,248,836

FINGERPRINT UNLOCKING METHOD AND TERMINAL

Guangdong Oppo Mobile Tel...

1. A method, comprising:receiving a first fingerprint image;
determining a number of target feature points of the first fingerprint image;
acquiring a target adjustment parameter corresponding to the number of the target feature points according to a preset mapping relationship between the number of feature points and adjustment parameters;
receiving a second fingerprint image according to the target adjustment parameter;
matching the second fingerprint image with a preset fingerprint template; and
unlocking a terminal when the second fingerprint image matches with the preset fingerprint template.

US Pat. No. 10,248,778

METHOD FOR IMPROVING UNLOCKING SPEED AND MOBILE TERMINAL

Guangdong Oppo Mobile Tel...

1. A method for improving unlocking speed, applicable to a mobile terminal in a screen-off state and equipped with a metal dome array, comprising:executing a first thread when a current unlock mode of the mobile terminal is press-to-trigger fingerprint unlock in the screen-off state, and executing a second thread during the execution of the first thread; wherein the first thread comprises: receiving an operation instruction when a user touches a fingerprint module, acquiring a fingerprint image, comparing the fingerprint image acquired with a preset fingerprint image, and unlocking after a successful match; wherein the second thread comprises: receiving an operation instruction when the user presses the metal dome array, and waiting for unlocking success and then lighting up a display screen;
prior to lighting up the display screen,
determining whether the mobile terminal has currently turned on light sensing and color temperature detection;
turning off the light sensing and the color temperature detection and invoking light sensation data and color temperature data used last time for lighting up the display screen of the mobile terminal, to light up the display screen of the mobile terminal, based on a determination that the mobile terminal has currently turned on the light sensing and the color temperature detection; and
using a moment that the display screen is lit up as a moment of completion of unlocking.

US Pat. No. 10,248,777

METHOD OF UNLOCKING TERMINAL DEVICE USING FINGERPRINT AND MOBILE TERMINAL

Guangdong Oppo Mobile Tel...

1. A method of unlocking a terminal device using fingerprint, comprising:acquiring an original fingerprint image and triggering an interrupt request when a terminal device is in a screen-off state and a touch-press operation performed by a user on a fingerprint identification module of the terminal device is detected, and performing a fingerprint identification process on the original fingerprint image; and
unlocking the terminal device and lighting up a screen of the terminal device when detecting that a result of the fingerprint identification process is matching;
wherein performing the fingerprint identification process on the original fingerprint image comprises:
performing image enhancement on the original fingerprint image to obtain a target fingerprint image;
comparing feature points of the target fingerprint image with feature points of a pre-stored registered fingerprint template; and one of:
determining that the target fingerprint image is matched with the pre-stored registered fingerprint template when a ratio of the matched feature points of the target fingerprint image and the pre-stored registered fingerprint template is greater than or equal to a preset threshold; and determining that the target fingerprint image is not matched with the pre-stored registered fingerprint template when the ratio of the matched feature points of the target fingerprint image and the pre-stored registered fingerprint template is less than the preset threshold; and
wherein the pre-stored registered fingerprint template comprises N pre-stored registered fingerprint templates and N is an integer greater than 1, and comparing the feature points of the target fingerprint image with the feature points of the pre-stored registered fingerprint template comprises:
acquiring a number of times of comparison of the N pre-stored registered fingerprint templates in a preset time period;
sorting the N pre-stored registered fingerprint templates in descending order of the number of times of the comparison acquired; and
comparing the feature points of the target fingerprint image with the feature points of the sorted N pre-stored registered fingerprint templates sequentially.

US Pat. No. 10,248,774

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING UNLOCKING AND MOBILE TERMINAL

Guangdong Oppo Mobile Tel...

1. A method for controlling unlocking, comprising:receiving fingerprint data;
increasing a dominant frequency of a processor of a mobile terminal;
matching the received fingerprint data based on the increased dominant frequency; and
unlocking the mobile terminal when the received fingerprint data is matched.

US Pat. No. 10,248,718

GENERATING A DOMAIN ONTOLOGY USING WORD EMBEDDINGS

Accenture Global Solution...

1. A device, comprising:one or more processors to:
generate a set of distributed word vectors from a list of terms determined from a text using a vector model associated with generating the set of distributed word vectors,
the set of distributed word vectors representing a plurality of real numbers for each term in the list of terms;
determine a quantity of term clusters, to be generated to form an ontology of terms in the text, based on the set of distributed word vectors and using a statistical technique;
generate term clusters, representing concepts of the ontology of terms, based on the quantity of term clusters and using a recursive divisive clustering technique;
perform a frequency analysis for terms included in the ontology of terms;
determine non-hierarchical relationships or attributes for relationships between the terms included in the ontology of terms based on the frequency analysis; and
output the term clusters, and data identifying the non-hierarchical relationships or attributes for relationships, to permit another device to analyze a set of documents using the term clusters.

US Pat. No. 10,248,716

REAL-TIME GUIDANCE FOR CONTENT COLLECTION

Accenture Global Solution...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:receiving user input from a user through a user interface, the user input comprising a plurality of terms;
determining, by providing the user input as input to a first model, one or more data elements in the user input and one or more data element labels that each describe a respective data element, wherein each data element includes one or more terms of the plurality of terms;
determining, from among a plurality of tasks and by providing the one or more data elements and the one or more data element labels that each describe a respective data element as input to a second model, one or more predicted tasks for the provided user input, wherein each task of the plurality of tasks is associated with a respective plurality of data elements and data element labels of each data element for completing the task;
determining, by providing each task of the one or more tasks as input to a third model, one or more additional data elements for one or more suggested data element labels that are not included in the one or more data elements in the user input, wherein each additional data element for each suggested data element label includes additional information that is for completing the task and that has not yet entered been entered;
and
updating the user interface with a user interface element suggesting that the user provide the one or more additional data elements.

US Pat. No. 10,248,661

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PULLING VIRTUAL MACHINE MIRROR FILE

BEIJING BAIDU NETCOM SCIE...

1. A method for pulling a virtual machine mirror file, comprising:obtaining a mirror pulling instruction, the mirror pulling instruction comprising a timestamp of a mirror file to be pulled;
determining whether the mirror pulling instruction instructs pulling only a base mirror file previously dispatched to physical machines, the base mirror file being a release version file of an operating system or the combination of a release version file of an operating system and a system patch file; and the timestamp being used to search for the incremental file;
if yes, obtaining locally the base mirror file previously dispatched to physical machines; and
if not, (i) obtaining locally the base mirror file previously dispatched to physical machines; (ii) searching for an incremental file matching the timestamp of the mirror file to be pulled, the incremental file representing the difference between the mirror file to be pulled and the base mirror file; and (iii) obtaining, locally or from a mirror server, the incremental file matching the timestamp of the mirror file to be pulled.

US Pat. No. 10,248,660

MECHANISM FOR CONVERTING ONE TYPE OF MIRROR TO ANOTHER TYPE OF MIRROR ON A STORAGE SYSTEM WITHOUT TRANSFERRING DATA

NetApp Inc., Sunnyvale, ...

1. A method, comprising:creating a mapping using matching data container attributes that are within both first data container attributes of a first data structure stored by a first device and second data container attributes of a second data structure stored by a second device, the mapping comprising a first entry mapping a first file of an original dataset within the first data structure to a second file of a copy dataset within the second data structure maintained as a mirrored backup for the first data structure using an existing mirror relationship between the original dataset and the copy dataset;
converting the existing mirror relationship, corresponding to a first mirror at the first device having a first layout for the copy dataset that is the same as an original layout of the original dataset, to a new mirror relationship having a second mirror with a second layout for the copy dataset that is different than the first layout; and
utilizing the mapping to facilitate mirroring of changes to the original dataset to the copy dataset using the new mirror relationship.

US Pat. No. 10,248,641

METHOD, APPARATUS, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR MANAGING RETRIEVAL OF CONTENT FOR DISPLAY BY A BROWSER

McKesson Corporation, Sa...

1. A method for managing retrieval of content for display of a table by a browser, the method comprising:determining a tile layout comprising a plurality of tiles representing the table, wherein a tile comprises multiple table cells;
receiving a first indication of a first subset of the plurality of tiles to be rendered;
in response to the first indication, causing data associated with the first subset of tiles to be transmitted, stored in a document object model (DOM), and rendered;
receiving a second indication of a second subset of tiles to be rendered;
determining whether each tile of the second subset of tiles is associated with data stored in the DOM;
in an instance a particular tile of the second subset is associated with data stored in the DOM, causing the data to be accessed from the DOM and rendered; and
in an instance the particular tile of the second subset is not associated with data stored in the DOM, causing the data associated with the particular tile to be transmitted.

US Pat. No. 10,248,639

RECOMMENDING FORM FIELD AUGMENTATION BASED UPON UNSTRUCTURED DATA

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method for recommending a structured field for a form from unstructured text data, the method comprising:utilizing at least one processor to execute computer code that performs the steps of:
obtaining text data from at least one unstructured field, wherein the at least one unstructured field is contained within a completed form generated from a template form;
identifying at least one topic associated with the text data;
generating at least one hypothesis, wherein the at least one hypothesis treats the least one topic as a structured field within the template form;
determining, using the at least one hypothesis, whether the accuracy of the template form has increased based upon use of the at least one topic as a structured field within the template form; and
recommending, based upon the determining, at least one modification to the template form, wherein the at least one modification is an addition of a structured field corresponding to the at least one topic.

US Pat. No. 10,248,611

DATA TRANSMISSION METHOD AND MOBILE TERMINAL

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...

1. A data transmission method, comprising:generating, by a mobile terminal, bytes of data in universal asynchronous receiver/transmitter (UART) format, wherein the data in UART format comprises software update information for a receiving terminal, and the mobile terminal comprises a processor; and
simulating UART ports via general purpose input/output (GPIO) ports of the processor and transmitting the bytes of data in UART format divided into batches to the receiving terminal via the GPIO ports,
wherein when transmitting the bytes of data in UART format in divided batches to the receiving terminal via the GPIO ports, the processor of the mobile terminal is in a locked state,
wherein the processor is in an unlocked state during an interval between two adjacent batches of the data transmitting, and
wherein the receiving terminal is a power adapter, and the mobile terminal is in electrical communication with the power adapter via a charging interface.

US Pat. No. 10,248,449

APPLICATION CONTAINERS RUNNING INSIDE VIRTUAL MACHINE

Virtuozzo International G...

1. A system for launching application containers inside Virtual Machines (VMs) without data duplication, the system comprising:a first VM running on a host;
a second VM running on the host;
a data storage to which the host has access;
a host-side container generation daemon running on the host and configured to interface to VM-side container generation daemons inside each of the VMs;
the VM-side container generation daemons configured to transmit to the host-side container generation daemon requests to pull container layers;
the host-side container generation daemon is configured to receive and process the requests to pull the requested container layers from the VM-side container generation daemons; and
a direct access (DAX) device residing on each of the VMs,
wherein:
the host-side container generation daemon sends a request for any container layers that have not yet been pulled in prior requests, to a registry, and writes these container layers onto the data storage;
the host-side container generation daemon maps all the pulled container layers to the VMs as the DAX devices; and
the host-side container generation daemon maps all needed container layers to the first VM and also maps identical container layers that are identical to both the first and second VMs to the second VM, without accessing the registry.

US Pat. No. 10,248,407

INTEGRATED DEVELOPMENT TOOL WITH PREVIEW FUNCTIONALITY FOR AN INTERNET OF THINGS (IOT) SYSTEM

Afero, Inc., Los Altos, ...

1. A system comprising:one or more processors;
a memory stored instructions operated by the one or more processors;
an Internet of Things (IoT) development application comprises a graphical user interface (GUI) through a user to specify a configuration for a new IoT device, the development application including a preview GUI component to allow the user to render a mobile UI preview on a mobile client;
an IoT service includes virtual device generation logic to generate an IoT virtual device responsive to the configuration specified for the new IoT device, the IoT virtual device comprising a virtualized representation of the new IoT device, wherein the preview GUI comprises one or more fields which display current attribute values of the new IoT device and allowing the user to modify the current attribute values of the new IoT device; and
the IoT virtual device establishes a communication channel with a mobile application (app) executed on a client device, wherein the communication channel provides updates bi-directionally;
the IoT virtual device dynamically transmits updates to the mobile app over the communication channel as the user makes changes to the current attribute values and/or presentation definitions of the new IoT device from the preview GUI, or the mobile app transmits updates to the IoT virtual device over the communication channel responsive to user interactions with the mobile app.

US Pat. No. 10,248,377

PHOTOINDUCTION LOUDSPEAKER, PHOTOINDUCTION LOUDSPEAKER CONTROL METHOD AND APPARATUS

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...

1. A photoinduction loudspeaker, characterized in that the photoinduction loudspeaker comprises a loudspeaker and a photoinduction device;wherein the photoinduction device is configured to acquire a light intensity value of an ambient environment where the loudspeaker is located and the photoinduction device transmits the light intensity value to the loudspeaker;
wherein the loudspeaker controls its own playing status based on the light intensity value; and
wherein when the light intensity value acquired by the loudspeaker decreases, the loudspeaker is configured to lower a volume level of playing songs; the loudspeaker is configured to select music styles and types based on the light intensity value acquired by the loudspeaker, and configured to play songs with the selected styles and types; and when the light intensity value acquired by the loudspeaker is less than a threshold value, the loudspeaker is configured to switch to a standby mode of the playing status based on the light intensity value, and wherein the playing status during the standby mode is further selected from one or more of the following: stopping the playback of songs and turning off the loudspeaker.

US Pat. No. 10,248,374

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR A REMOTE DESKTOP SESSION UTILIZING HTTP HEADER

Wyse Technology L.L.C., ...

1. A method for a remote desktop session between a web browser of a client device and a remote machine through a web server, utilizing hypertext transfer protocol (HTTP) headers for remote desktop session drawing, the method comprising:receiving, at the web server, a request from the web browser of the client device, the request being either a long polling drawing request or an input request;
handling, at the web server, the request, where a long polling drawing request is handled as an asynchronous request and an input request is handled as a synchronous request;
receiving, at the web server, a remote desktop drawing command from the remote machine, the remote desktop drawing command based on the image of a remote desktop of the remote machine;
translating, at the web server, the remote desktop drawing command into a display image and drawing coordinates for the display image;
placing, at the web server, the drawing coordinates into an HTTP response header; and
in response to the request, providing the display image and the drawing coordinates together to the web browser in a single HTTP response, wherein the single HTTP response comprises the HTTP response header.

US Pat. No. 10,248,372

MODULAR DISPLAY PANELS

ULTRAVISION TECHNOLOGIES,...

1. A modular display panel comprising:a casing having a recess and attachment points for use in attachment as part of a multi-panel modular display, a perimeter of the casing being substantially rectangular and having a height and a width, wherein the height is half of the width;
a printed circuit board disposed in the recess;
a display surface comprising an array of LEDs attached to a front side of the printed circuit board, wherein
each of the LEDs of the LED array is spaced from each respective adjacent LED of the LED array by a pitch,
wherein the pitch is a predetermined constant number, and
wherein the pitch does not depend on the height and the width; and
a driver circuit electrically coupled to the printed circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,248,341

OVERLAPPING WRITE DETECTION AND PROCESSING FOR SYNC REPLICATION

NetApp Inc., Sunnyvale, ...

1. A method comprising:replicating, by a first node, a write request to modify data stored by the first node as a replicated write request targeting second data stored by a second node based upon a sync mapping indicating that the write request is to be replicated to the second node;
determining, by the first node, that the replicated write request overlaps a pending replicated write request pending at the second node based upon the replicated write request and the pending replicated write request targeting a same portion of a data range of the second data; and
suspending execution of the write request at the first node upon the data stored by the first node until completion of the pending replicated write request at the second node upon the second data.

US Pat. No. 10,248,314

MIGRATE NICKNAME CACHE FOR EMAIL SYSTEMS AND DEVICES

QUEST SOFTWARE INC., Ali...

1. A method to migrate a nickname cache via a migration manager, the method comprising:in the course of a data migration operation, locating a nickname cache to be migrated, wherein the nickname cache is stored in a source device;
determining that the nickname cache is not in use;
locating a target device where the nickname cache is to be migrated via a network;
generating a transformation, wherein the transformation maps a first data format associated with the source device with a second data format associated with the target device;
responsive to a determination that the nickname cache is not in use, extracting data associated with the nickname cache from the source device in the first data format;
transforming the extracted data from the source device in the first data format to the second data format that is compatible with the target device; and
migrating, via the network, the extracted data from the nickname cache of the source device to the nickname cache of the target device.

US Pat. No. 10,248,310

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING INFORMATION INPUT

FUJITSU CONNECTED TECHNOL...

1. An information processing apparatus, comprising:a memory; and
a processor coupled to the memory and configured to:
detect a direction of an operation of a first stage in which a contact position on an operation surface moves from a peripheral region of the operation surface to a center region thereof, and a direction of an operation of a second stage in which the contact position moves from the center region to the peripheral region, wherein the operation of the second stage continues from the operation of the first stage;
display an input item group on the peripheral region of the operation surface when the operation of the first stage is performed;
specify a target item from among an input item group based on the direction of the operation of the first stage, wherein the target item includes a plurality of input candidates;
display the plurality of input candidates corresponding to the target item on the peripheral region of the operation surface instead of the input item group; and
specify an input candidate corresponding to the direction of the operation of the second stage from among the plurality of input candidates included in the specified target item.

US Pat. No. 10,248,305

MANIPULATING DOCUMENTS IN TOUCH SCREEN FILE MANAGEMENT APPLICATIONS

AirWatch LLC, Atlanta, G...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable medium embodying a program executable in at least one computing device comprising at least one hardware processor, the program, when executed by the at least one computing device, being configured to cause the at least one computing device to:cause active ones of a plurality of files to be shown on a touch screen display of a client device, wherein the active ones of the files are shown in a first region of a user interface of a client application in association with a toggle component;
in an instance in which the toggle component is manipulated, cause a listing of the files to be shown in a second region of the user interface concurrently with the active one of the files shown in the first region;
receive a communication from the client device indicating that a touch input designating a selected one of the files was made on the client device from the second region, wherein the touch input is made by a gesture performed on the touch screen display;
identify a type of the gesture performed on the touch screen display, the type of the gesture being a long press gesture or a short press gesture, the long press gesture or the short press gesture being identified based at least in part on an amount of time the gesture was performed;
in response to the type of the gesture being a long press gesture:
identify the active ones of the files in the first region of the user interface;
generate a spatial arrangement for a subset of the files that comprises the active ones of the files and the selected one of the files, wherein the spatial arrangement comprises a size and a position for individual ones of the files in the subset, wherein the size is determined as a function of a priority determined for the files in the subset using at least one of: a file age, a frequency of access, a favorite file designation, or a required file designation; and
cause the user interface to show the files in the subset simultaneously in the first region of the user interface in accordance with the spatial arrangement; and
in response to the type of the gesture being the short press gesture:
identify the selected one of the files; and
cause the user interface to show only the selected one of the files in the first region of the user interface.

US Pat. No. 10,248,289

APPLICATION ICON DISPLAY CONTROL METHOD AND TERMINAL

Yulong Computer Telecommu...

1. A method for controlling display of application icons on a screen of a terminal, comprising:distributing, by a processor of the terminal, a first application icon in a first gap region and a second application icon in a second gap region of a frequently used icon bar on a portion of the screen of the terminal based on use frequencies; and
displaying a change of display status of at least one frequently used application icon in the frequently used icon bar and a change of distance between two frequently used application icons of the frequently used application icons,
wherein the first gap region and the second gap region are regions between frequently used application icons in the frequently used icon bar,
wherein the first or second gap region corresponding to the first or second application icon having a higher use frequency is larger and closer to a left or right side of the terminal,
wherein the frequently used application icons stay unchanged when a current menu page on the screen is changed, and
wherein the first application icon is invisible after being distributed in the first gap region when an application corresponding to the first application icon receives a privacy message notification.

US Pat. No. 10,248,251

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING INPUT ASSEMBLY, INPUT ASSEMBLY AND TERMINAL

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...

1. An input assembly for a terminal, comprising:a reinforcing plate having a first positioning structure;
a first flexible circuit board fixed on the reinforcing plate;
a fingerprint chip package structure fixed on the first flexible circuit board; and
a fixed plate fixed to the terminal and having a second positioning structure,
wherein the reinforcing plate is configured to reinforce the first flexible circuit board and the fingerprint chip package structure, and the first positioning structure is configured to be fitted with the second positioning structure, so as to limit a movement of the reinforcing plate relative to the fixed plate.

US Pat. No. 10,248,243

TOUCH INPUT DEVICE

HIDEEP INC., (KR)

1. A touch input device which detects a pressure magnitude of an input touch, the touch input device comprising:a display module;
a substrate which is disposed under the display module;
a pressure sensor which is disposed between the display module and the substrate; and
a pressure sensing circuit which outputs a predetermined voltage,
wherein the touch input device detects the pressure magnitude on the basis of the voltage output from the pressure sensing circuit,
wherein the pressure sensing circuit comprises:
a pressure sensing node NA which has the same voltage as a voltage applied to the pressure sensor;
a switch serially connected between a power voltage VDDA and the pressure sensing node;
a current source serially connected between the pressure sensing node and the ground; and
an output node No which is connected to the pressure sensing node and outputs an output signal,
wherein the current source and the switch are turned on and turned off one or more times every cycle, wherein the current source is turned on during a first time period t1 every cycle, and wherein the switch is turned on every cycle during a third time period t3 separated from the first time period t1 by a predetermined time period.

US Pat. No. 10,248,233

DISPLAY SCREEN ASSEMBLY, METHOD FOR ASSEMBLING DISPLAY SCREEN ASSEMBLY AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...

1. A display screen assembly, comprising:a cover plate;
a connector comprising a first joining portion, a second joining portion bending from an edge of the first joining portion, and a third joining portion bending from the second joining portion, the first joining portion being coupled to a lower surface of the cover plate;
a display screen comprising a display area and a non-display area surrounding the display area, the display screen having a top surface joined to the lower surface of the cover plate, the first joining portion being supported on the top surface of the display screen and corresponding to the non-display area, the display area being exposed out of the first joining portion, and the second joining portion being opposite to a side wall of the display screen; and
a bracket comprising a top portion and a bottom portion opposite to the top portion, the top portion being joined to a bottom surface of the display screen, the second joining portion running through the top portion and the bottom portion, and the third joining portion abutting against the bottom portion.

US Pat. No. 10,248,163

FLEXIBLE DISPLAY APPARATUS

E Ink Holdings Inc., Hsi...

1. A flexible display apparatus, comprising:a flexible display unit, having a first region and a second region surrounding the first region;
a flexible film, disposed on the flexible display unit and only located within the first region, wherein the flexible film has a circumferential surface and at least one accommodating groove, the accommodating groove is sunken from the circumferential surface, and an orthogonal projection area of a portion of the flexible film on the flexible display unit is smaller than an area of the first region; and
a molding compound, disposed on the flexible display unit and covering the circumferential surface of the flexible film and the second region of the flexible display unit exposed by the flexible film and filling the accommodating groove, wherein the thickness of the molding compound filling the accommodating groove is the same as the thickness of the flexible film, and the molding compound has fluidity,
wherein a viscosity coefficient of the molding compound is proportional to a depth of the accommodating groove, and higher the viscosity coefficient of the molding compound, a deeper a required depth of the accommodating groove is.

US Pat. No. 10,248,159

DISPLAY MODULE AND MOBILE TERMINAL

BEIJING XIAOMI MOBILE SOF...

1. A display module comprising:a flexible circuit board;
a display screen electrically connected to the flexible circuit board;
a drive chip electrically connected to the flexible circuit board and the display screen, wherein the drive chip is located on a first side of the display module that is opposite to a second side of the display module that constitutes a display side of the display screen; and
an electrical connection portion comprising a first section electrically and directly connected to the display screen, and a second section electrically connected to the first section via a curved section, wherein the second section is disposed under the first section and is electrically and directly connected to the flexible circuit board,
wherein the electrical connection portion is integrally formed with the display screen, and
wherein each one of the first section, the curved section, and the second section has a first thickness, and wherein the first thickness is less than a second thickness of the display screen.

US Pat. No. 10,248,118

REMOTELY CONTROLLING A SELF-PROPELLED DEVICE IN A VIRTUALIZED ENVIRONMENT

Sphero, Inc., Boulder, C...

1. A computer-implemented method for operating a computing device, the method comprising:generating image data by a camera component of the computing device;
programmatically detecting, by the computing device, from the image data, a location of a self-propelled device relative to the computing device;
receiving, at the computing device, input from the self-propelled device, the input including sensor information that is obtained on the self-propelled device; and
generating, on the computing device, content based on the location of the self-propelled device as the self-propelled device moves, wherein the self-propelled device is remote from the computing device.

US Pat. No. 10,248,114

PLANT PROCESS MANAGEMENT SYSTEM WITH NORMALIZED ASSET HEALTH

Computational Systems, In...

1. An apparatus for evaluating health for a plurality of assets in a plant process management system, the apparatus comprising:a. an asset manager implemented as software running on a processor, and organizing the plurality of assets into a hierarchical arrangement of parent objects and child objects;
b. a plurality of asset monitoring components, each asset monitoring component comprising a sensor operatively connected to one of the assets, each asset monitoring component determining a condition value for the asset based on a parameter measured using the sensor,
c. a health normalization module implemented as software running on a processor, and calculating parametric health scores based on the asset condition values determined by the asset monitoring components, the parametric health scores normalized to a selected range of values, and
d. a user interface allowing selection of a parent object from the hierarchy,
e. wherein the asset manager:
i. computes a normalized asset health score for each child object underlying the parent object that is monitored by one of the asset monitoring components based on the normalized parametric health scores received from the connected asset monitoring component,
ii. computes a virtual health score as the normalized asset health score for each child object underlying the parent object from the normalized asset health score of each child object underlying the unmonitored parent object;
iii. computes a virtual health score for the selected parent object from the normalized asset health score of each child object depending from the selected parent object; and
iv. displays a visualization of the virtual health score for the parent object via the user interface.

US Pat. No. 10,247,879

LIGHT GUIDE ASSEMBLY AND DISPLAY DEVICE

E Ink Holdings Inc., Hsi...

1. A light guide assembly, comprising:a light guide plate having a main body, at least one first light incident structure, and a plurality of second light incident structures, wherein a center of the main body has a through hole, and a straight line passing through the through hole defines a first half part and a second half part of the main body, and wherein the first light incident structure protrudes from the first half part and extends away from the main body, and the second light incident structures protrude from the second half part and extends away from the main body;
m numbers of first light source located on an edge of the first light incident structure and facing the main body of the light guide plate, wherein the number of the first light incident structure and the second light incident structures is n, and the number of the first light source is m, and wherein m/(n?1) is an integer; and
a plurality of second light sources located on edges of the second light incident structures and facing the main body of the light guide plate, wherein there are m/(n?1) second light sources disposed on the edge of each of the second light incident structures.

US Pat. No. 10,247,858

LIQUID CRYSTAL HALF-WAVE PLATE LENS

FACEBOOK TECHNOLOGIES, LL...

1. A method for making a lens, comprising:applying a respective pattern of an electric field on a liquid containing liquid crystals so that the liquid crystals are aligned to focus at least a portion of impinging light, wherein:
the liquid containing liquid crystals is located between two substrates;
a first substrate of the two substrates includes a first set of multiple electrodes;
a second substrate of the two substrates, distinct from the first substrate, includes a second set of multiple electrodes distinct from the first set of multiple electrodes;
a respective electrode of the first set of multiple electrodes on the first substrate and a corresponding electrode of the second set of multiple electrodes on the second substrate have a same size and are arranged in a same orientation;
the liquid crystals in a first region are aligned in a first orientation;
the liquid crystals in a second region, located between the first region and a third region and adjacent to the first region and the third region, are aligned in a second orientation that is distinct from the first orientation;
the liquid crystals in the third region, located between the second region and a fourth region and adjacent to the second region and the fourth region, are aligned in the first orientation;
the liquid crystals in the fourth region, located adjacent to the third region, are aligned in the second orientation; and
applying the respective pattern of the electric field on the liquid containing liquid crystals includes applying a first voltage to the first set of multiple electrodes on the first substrate and applying a second voltage distinct from the first voltage to the second set of multiple electrodes on the second substrate so that
a portion of light impinging on the first region is directed to a particular focal point;
a portion of light impinging on the second region is directed to the particular focal point;
a portion of light impinging on the third region is directed to the particular focal point; and
a portion of light impinging on the fourth region is directed to the particular focal point.

US Pat. No. 10,247,802

SIGNAL INHOMOGENEITY CORRECTION AND PERFORMANCE EVALUATION APPARATUS

Ohio State Innovation Fou...

1. A method of correcting for inhomogeneous signal intensity in an MRI image, the method comprising:acquiring a set of signal intensity images;
estimating a receiver sensitivity map;
estimating a transmit function based on a transmit field and Bloch's equation of the signal intensity images;
calculating a transmit function with flip angle ?3 according to Bloch's equation;
estimating a relative correction image according to the transmit function and the receiver sensitivity map;
registering the relative correction image with the set of signal intensity images to produce a relative correction image;
normalizing the relative correction matrix to obtain a correction image; and
correcting inhomogeneity in the signal intensity images comprising calculating a ratio of the signal intensity images and the correction image.

US Pat. No. 10,247,683

MATERIAL MEASUREMENT TECHNIQUES USING MULTIPLE X-RAY MICRO-BEAMS

Sigray, Inc., Concord, C...

1. A method to perform spatially resolved x-ray fluorescence analysis, comprising:directing an x-ray excitation beam upon an object to generate fluorescent x-rays, the x-ray excitation beam comprising a planar array of x-ray micro-beams, the individual x-ray micro-beams each having a diameter smaller than 15 microns at a surface of the object; and
imaging the fluorescent x-rays with an x-ray imaging system that includes an x-ray imaging optical system and an energy resolving and spatially resolving x-ray detector, the x-ray imaging optical system collecting fluorescent x-rays generated by the object when illuminated by the x-ray excitation beam, the x-ray imaging optical system positioned such that an object plane of the x-ray imaging optical system is coplanar with the plane of the planar array of micro-beams within a depth of field of the x-ray imaging optical system, the energy resolving and spatially resolving x-ray detector positioned at an image plane of the x-ray imaging optical system.

US Pat. No. 10,247,652

CONTROLLED SAMPLING VOLUME OF CLOUDS FOR MEASURING CLOUD PARAMETERS

Rosemount Aerospace Inc.,...

1. A system for calculating a metric of Super-cooled Large Droplets (SLDs) in a cloud atmosphere, the system comprising:an optical source configured to divergently project first and second pulses of optical energy about an optical axis;
an optical control module configured to receive at least a portion of each of the first and second divergently projected pulses of optical energy and to direct the received portion of each of the first and second divergently projected pulses within a projection range;
a collimator lens located within the projection range of the optical control module and configured to collimate a portion of each of the first and second pulses of optical energy directed by the optical control module therethrough into a cloud atmosphere;
an optical window located within the projection range of the optical control module and configured to transmit an uncollimated portion of each of the first and second pulses of optical energy directed by the optical control module therethrough into a cloud atmosphere;
an optical detector configured to detect and to generate first and second signals indicative of each of the first and second pulses of optical energy, respectively, backscattered by the cloud atmosphere; and
a processor configured to calculate, based on the generated first and second signals, a metric of SLDs in the cloud atmosphere.

US Pat. No. 10,247,645

AIR SAMPLE TRACKING SYSTEM AND METHOD

Veltek Associates, Inc., ...

1. A system for tracking subjects that collect airborne particles, each of the subjects including a subject identification tag encoded with identification information identifying the each subject, the system comprising:an identification reader that scans one of the subject identification tags and decodes the identification information encoded within the scanned subject identification tag;
a computer that receives and stores the decoded identification information; and
an air sampling system that draws air over one of the subjects during air sampling.

US Pat. No. 10,247,637

DIFFERENTIAL PRESSURE MEASUREMENT WITH FILM CHAMBER

INFICON GmbH, Cologne (D...

1. Leak detection device measuring a differential pressure between a test chamber circumscribing a first internal volume and a reference chamber circumscribing a second internal volume, which can be separated from the first internal volume of the test chamber in a gas-tight manner by a first check valve that is arranged in a gas flow path connecting the first internal volume of the test chamber with the second internal volume of the reference chamber, wherein a differential pressure sensor is arranged in another gas flow path connecting the second internal volume of the reference chamber with the first internal volume of the test chamber in order to measure the differential pressure between an internal pressure within the second internal volume of the reference chamber and an internal pressure within the first internal volume of the test chamber,wherein the test chamber and the reference chamber each have at least one wall region formed from a flexible film, wherein a ratio of the first internal volume of the test chamber to the surface area of the flexible wall region of the test chamber adjacent to the first internal volume of the test chamber and a ratio of the second internal volume of the reference chamber to the surface area of the flexible wall region of the reference chamber adjacent to the second internal volume of the reference chamber are substantially equal.

US Pat. No. 10,247,635

ONLINE CHLORINE ANALYZER

HACH COMPANY, Loveland, ...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a cartridge comprising a base and a lid;
at least two fluid lines located between the base and the lid of the cartridge;
at least one heating element integral to either the base or the lid and aligned in intimate contact with the at least two fluid lines;
at least one heat sensing element in intimate contact with the at least two fluid lines, wherein the at least one heat sensing element is spaced downstream from the at least one heating element;
a power supply for the cartridge; and
a processor in electrical communication with the cartridge programmed to:
operate the at least one heating element to produce heating of the at least two fluid lines for a predetermined amount of time of at least five seconds at a first position prior to initiation of a measurement cycle, wherein the measurement cycle includes:
introduction of fluid into the at least two fluid lines upstream from the first position; and
operation of the at least one heat sensing element to detect the heat of the fluid within the at least two fluid lines at a position downstream of the first position;
operate the at least one heating element to discontinue heating of the at least two fluid lines at the first position after the predetermined amount of time has passed;
introduce the fluid into the at least two fluid lines upstream from the first position; and
operate the at least one heat sensing element to detect the heat of the fluid within the at least two fluid lines at a position downstream of the first position.

US Pat. No. 10,247,618

ACTIVE GROUNDED THERMOCOUPLE AND METHOD OF OPERATION

Watlow Electric Manufactu...

1. A temperature measurement system comprising:at least one grounded thermocouple operable to measure a temperature;
a processor in communication with the at least one grounded thermocouple, the processor being configured to receive the temperature measured from the at least one grounded thermocouple; and
a power supply coupled to the at least one grounded thermocouple and the processor, the power supply configured to receive a voltage input and generate an isolated voltage, wherein the at least one grounded thermocouple is selectively biased with the isolated voltage from the power supply during measurement of the temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,247,595

SOAP DISPENSING DEVICE HAVING SOAP REPLENISHING NOTIFICATION FUNCTION

Hokwang Industries Co., L...

1. A soap dispensing device having a soap replenishing notification function, which is provided on a countertop and automatically dispenses a liquid soap, comprising:a liquid soap container, used for containing the liquid soap and internally provided with a liquid level detection unit for detecting a liquid level state of the liquid soap and emitting a liquid soap replenishing signal;
a soap dispensing body, comprising an outer shell arranged on the countertop, a soap filling pipe provided inside the outer shell and communicated to the liquid soap container, a cover plate that covers and encloses the soap filling pipe, at least one light emitting assembly provided inside the outer shell and capable of emitting light to form a liquid soap replenishing light display area on the outer shell, an induction area provided with an inductor and emitting an induction signal, and a soap dispensing head connected to the outer shell, a light-transmitting neck portion which is annularly provided on the cover plate being provided at a position, close to the cover plate of the soap filling pipe, the light-transmitting neck portion being partially exposed to the outer shell to enable light emitted from the light emitting assembly to form the liquid soap replenishing light display area through the light-transmitting neck portion, the soap dispensing head being provided with at least one soap outlet for supplying the liquid soap and a gas outlet connected to the liquid soap container using an exhaust pipe;
a soap dispenser, connected to the liquid soap container and comprising a soap discharging pipeline which is connected to the soap outlet to deliver the liquid soap contained in the liquid soap container to the soap outlet; and
a control box, electrically connected to the liquid level detection unit, the inductor, the light emitting assembly and the soap dispenser respectively to receive the liquid soap replenishing signal and the induction signal emitted under the liquid level state, and impel the light emitting assembly to emit light according to the liquid soap replenishing signal to form the liquid soap replenishing light display area on the soap dispensing body, and control the soap dispenser according to the induction signal such that the liquid soap is provided from the liquid soap container using the soap discharging pipeline to the soap outlet and is dispensed.

US Pat. No. 10,247,591

EXPERIMENTAL DEVICE FOR DEBRIS FLOW SIMULATION

INSTITUTE OF MOUNTAIN HAZ...

1. An experimental device for debris flow simulation, comprising:a material supply device,
a flow channel,
a stacking groove,
a pole,
a first high-speed camera,
a second high-speed camera,
at least three fixing frames, and
a sliding rail;
wherein
the material supply device is configured to store the debris flow simulation material and release the debris flow simulation material to the flow channel, so as to realize a start of the debris flow simulation;
the flow channel is provided in a slant manner;
the flow channel is configured to introduce debris flow simulation material towards a direction of the stacking groove;
a position of a side surface of the flow channel is adjustable to change an overall width of the flow channel;
one end of the stacking groove is connected to the flow channel for an accumulation of the debris flow;
a plurality of fixing holes are provided inside the stacking groove;
a protective structure of debris flow is mounted inside the fixing hole;
the debris flow protective structure is configured to simulate an impact of the debris flow on the protective structure;
a position of a side surface of the stacking groove is adjustable to change an overall width of the stacking groove;
the pole is provided at an other end of the stacking groove;
the pole is configured to support the stacking groove and adjust a slope of the stacking groove;
the at least three fixing frames are arranged side-by-side right above the flow channel;
the at least three fixing frames are configured to fix the first high-speed camera, so that the first high-speed camera is configured to monitor a movement of the debris flow at different positions and angles above the flow channel;
the sliding rail is arranged beside the flow channel;
the sliding rail is parallel to the flow channel;
the second high-speed camera is provided on the sliding rail;
the second high-speed camera is movable along the sliding rail; and
the second high-speed camera is configured to monitor the movement of the debris flow in the flow channel from a side.

US Pat. No. 10,247,590

BALANCING VALVE FOR ADJUSTING THE DISTRIBUTION OF FLUIDS IN MULTIPLE PIPES

WATTS INDUSTRIES ITALIA S...

1. A balancing valve for adjusting a flow rate of a liquid fluid flowing inside a pipe from upstream to downstream in a longitudinal direction of flow, the balancing valve comprising:a check valve and a tubular element configured to simulate a Venturi tube, said check valve and said tubular element being coaxially connected, respectively, from upstream to downstream in the longitudinal direction of flow of the liquid fluid;
a device configured to detect a differential pressure, which occurs inside the balancing valve between a first inside of a first chamber upstream of the check valve and communicating therewith and a second inside of a central cylindrical portion of the tubular element, wherein the device is configured to measure the differential pressure that is a combination of a head loss occurring across the check valve and of a variation in pressure referable to the tubular element simulating a Venturi tube, whereby at low flow rates the differential pressure is largely created by the check valve and at high flow rates the differential pressure is largely created by the simulated Venturi tube; and
a valve configured to adjust the flow rate of the liquid fluid which flows inside the pipe.

US Pat. No. 10,247,580

CIRCUIT AND METHOD FOR EVALUATING MEASUREMENT SIGNALS AND SENSOR SYSTEM FOR CAPACITIVELY DETECTING OBSTACLES

1. A circuit for evaluating measurement signals, the circuit comprising:at least one sensor having two conductors, wherein the at least one sensor is connected with a control circuit, wherein the control circuit has a bridge circuit having a bridge branch with a first end and a second end, a first one of the two conductors being connected to the first end of the bridge branch and a second one of the two conductors being connected to the second end of the bridge branch, wherein a control signal having a first frequency is generated by a control section of the control circuit, wherein the control signal is applied to the two conductors of the at least one sensor; and
an electronic evaluation unit for generating an evaluation signal originating from a measurement signal generated with the at least one sensor, wherein the electronic evaluation unit has an opposing signal generating circuit for generating an opposing signal having the first frequency and a modifiable phase angle and superposes the opposing signal and the evaluation signal, and wherein a signal resulting from the superposition of the opposing signal and the evaluation signal is fed to a synchronous demodulator of the electronic evaluation unit.

US Pat. No. 10,247,577

WIRELESS REMOTE SENSING POWER METER

DaisyRS, INC., San Jose,...

1. A remote radio frequency power sensing unit comprising:a first module configured to generate an analog signal representative of a power level of a radio frequency (RF) signal; and
a second module configured to (i) receive a particular frequency of a plurality of frequencies over a wireless communication channel from a device, (ii) generate a value conveying a magnitude of said power level of said RF signal in response to said analog signal, (iii) convert said value into a digital signal communicating said power level based on said particular frequency indexed into a table, and (iv) transmit said digital signal communicating said power level and information identifying said radio frequency power sensing unit over said wireless communication channel to said device.

US Pat. No. 10,247,564

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CROWD-SOURCED NAVIGATION PROFILE OPTIONS

MAPSTED CORP., Mississau...

1. A method of recommending a pedestrian route based on crowd-sourced pedestrian navigation associated with an indoor area, the method comprising:receiving an input, from a mobile device, selecting a graphical icon from a set of graphical icons representing a respective route traversal profile option;
obtaining route activity data in association with the selected graphical icon during traversal of the route, the route activity data indicative of information pertaining to user activity along a trajectory describing the traversal of the mobile device in the indoor area; and
deploying the respective route traversal profile option represented by the selected graphical icon, the profile option recommending the pedestrian route based at least in part on the route activity data.

US Pat. No. 10,247,527

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR A CONDUCTED ELECTRICAL WEAPON

TASER International, Inc....

1. A conducted electrical weapon (“CEW”) for providing a current through a human or animal target to impede locomotion of the target, the CEW comprising:a handle, the handle includes a first processing circuit, a display, a signal generator for providing the current, and a power supply, the display visible to a user of the CEW;
a deployment unit, the deployment unit includes a second processing circuit, a memory, and at least one wire-tethered electrode, the at least one wire-tethered electrode for launching toward the target to provide the current through the target to impede locomotion of the target; wherein
the deployment unit removably couples to the handle;
while the deployment unit is coupled to the handle, the power supply provides power to the second processing circuit and the memory;
the first processing circuit sends a read request to the second processing circuit;
in response to the read request, the second processing circuit sends data from the memory to the first processing circuit; and
the first processing circuit presents the data on the display.

US Pat. No. 10,247,513

LOCKING MECHANISMS FOR AND METHOD OF SECURING FIREARM COMPONENTS IN THE STOCK, BUTT, AND/OR GRIP OF A COLLAPSIBLE FIREARM

Bradford L. Goldense, De...

1. A locking mechanism for a collapsible firearm, comprising:a. one or more locking members, comprising a first end and a second end, the first end comprising a stop, wherein the one or more locking members are configured to be received by one or more clearance channels formed in one of a shoulder stock, butt, or handgrip of the collapsible firearm, and wherein a first one of the one or more locking members is configured to pass through a first one of the one or more clearance channels from a first exterior side to a second exterior side of the one of the shoulder stock, butt, or handgrip, such that a portion of the second end of the at least one of the one or more locking members protrudes from the second exterior side of the one of the shoulder stock, butt, or handgrip; and
b. a securing mechanism configured to engage with the second end of the first one of the one or more locking members that protrudes from the second exterior side of the one of the shoulder stock, butt, or handgrip.

US Pat. No. 10,247,511

PROJECTILE LAUNCHER

X PRODUCTS LLC, Vancouve...

1. A launcher comprising:an elongated cylindrical body defining a projectile bore having a bore axis;
the body having an open forward exit end;
the body having a gas inlet facility at an opposed rear end;
a movable latch element connected to the body and having a latch portion movable between a retention position in which the latch portion protrudes into the bore and a release position;
the latch element being biased to the retention position such that a projectile in the bore rearward of the latch is retained by the latch portion except until a gas pressure above a selected amount builds up behind the projectile to overcome the biasing of the latch and launch the projectile;
wherein the body defines a latch aperture, and wherein a first portion of the latch resides outside the bore, and the latch portion extends through the latch aperture onto the bore; and
wherein the latch aperture is located at an intermediate position on the body between the exit end and the rear end.

US Pat. No. 10,247,504

MILITARY VESSEL

THYSSENKRUPP MARINE SYSTE...

1. A military vessel comprising:a directable weapon; and
an antenna configured to be swiveled from a first position in which the antenna is disposed substantially vertically to a second position in which a height of the antenna above the vessel is reduced to increase a directing range of the directable weapon relative to the first position,
wherein the antenna is configured as a linear antenna.

US Pat. No. 10,247,501

TOOL AND METHOD FOR MODIFYING A MAGAZINE LOCK

Stage 5 Enterprises, LLC,...

14. A kit for modifying a firearm having an upper receiver, a lower receiver, and a releasable magazine that releases when the upper receiver rotates away from the lower receiver, the kit comprising:a firing pin having a striking end; and
a hammer with a depression disposed in a front surface thereof, the front surface configured to engage the striking end of the firing pin when the upper receiver is next to the lower receiver, the depression configured to align with the striking end of the firing pin when the upper receiver rotates away from the lower receiver, and the front surface of the hammer defining sidewalls surrounding the depression to engage a recoiling mechanism allowing the hammer to be cocked.

US Pat. No. 10,247,500

MODULAR BOLT ASSEMBLY WITH FLOATING FIRE PIN

FN AMERICA, LLC, McLean,...

1. A removable bolt head for a modular bolt assembly, the bolt head comprising:a cartridge engagement surface,
a back end configured to removably mate with a bolt body,
a longitudinal bore extending between the cartridge engagement surface and the back end, the longitudinal bore having a length,
a detent member positioned in the bore, and
a floating firing pin secured within the bolt head and having a primer contact surface and a striker contact surface, wherein the floating firing pin is positioned in the longitudinal bore and comprises a pin flange configured to contact the detent member when the floating firing pin is in a retracted position, thereby securing the floating firing pin in the bolt head, and further wherein the length of the floating firing pin is less than the length of the longitudinal bore.

US Pat. No. 10,247,492

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MINIMIZING THE EFFECT OF AMBIENT CONDITIONS ON THE OPERATION OF A HEAT EXCHANGER

Ormat Technologies Inc., ...

1. A heat exchanger system for cooling liquid, comprising:a heat exchanger having generally rectangular arrangement of a plurality of horizontally spaced finned tube arrays arranged above the ground for cooling fluid flowing in finned tubes of said plurality of horizontally spaced finned tube arrays, the arrangement having longer sides extending in a length direction and shorter sides extending in a width direction;
a plurality of fans provided above the finned tube arrays for inducing air through the finned tube arrays, wherein at least two of said fans are mutually spaced in the width direction; and
at least one wind deflector installed directly on the ground and having a portion located at ground level at a location directly vertically below one fan of said plurality of fans, and separate from any portion of said heat exchanger having said generally rectangular arrangement of a plurality of horizontally spaced finned tube arrays,
wherein said at least one wind deflector diverts wind flowing in an approximately horizontal direction below said heat exchanger to instead flow in a direction that is more vertically upward and toward the axis of at least one of the plurality of fans, so that the fluid flowing in the finned tubes of said plurality of horizontally spaced finned tube arrays is cooled,
wherein said at least one wind deflector is installed at a location directly vertically below said one fan of said plurality of fans such that a vertical line intersecting the axis of said one fan also intersects said portion of said at least one wind deflector.

US Pat. No. 10,247,487

HEAT EXCHANGE UNIT

Heat Recovery Solutions L...

1. A heat exchange unit adapted to be connectable to a gas turbine and arranged to be used to recover energy from exhaust gas of a gas turbine to which the unit is attached, the heat exchange unit comprising a gas inlet duct which, in use, is in fluid connection with the gas turbine; and a heat exchange duct connected to the inlet duct, wherein a heat exchange array of a heat exchange system is situated within the heat exchange duct surrounding a maintenance duct and wherein the maintenance duct is arranged to allow access for inspection and/or maintenance of at least part of the heat exchange system.

US Pat. No. 10,247,486

CTE-MATCHED HEAT PIPE

Thermal Corp., Wilmingto...

20. A heat transfer device comprising:a heat pipe having first and second plates, between which is defined a vapor chamber, wherein a through-opening is defined in the first plate; and
a layered-composite insert positioned to close the through-opening, wherein the layered-composite insert is fixed to the heat pipe, wherein the layered composite insert includes a plurality of layers of different materials, and wherein one of the layers of materials has a lower coefficient of thermal expansion than another one of the layers of materials, wherein the through-opening is a first through-opening and the layered-composite insert is a first layered-composite insert, wherein the heat pipe defines a second through-opening in the first plate or the second plate, and a second layered-composite insert is positioned within the second through-opening.

US Pat. No. 10,247,472

SUPPORT FOR A PACKING COLUMN

LINDE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT,...

1. A support for a packing column, said support comprising: a supporting profile having:a web section running in the vertical direction which has a first lower end and a second upper end, the web section having a greater vertical extent than horizontal extent,
a foot section of a first width, the foot section adjoining the first lower end of the web section,
a head section, which adjoins the second upper end of the web section, the head section having an upper side of a second width, and the head section having an underside of a third width,wherein the head section has a trapezoidal cross section, and wherein the second width is less than the third width.

US Pat. No. 10,247,466

FREEZING AND REFRIGERATING DEVICE AND DEFROSTING CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

QINDAO HAIER JOINT STOCK ...

1. A defrosting control method of a freezing and refrigerating device, the freezing and refrigerating device comprising a box body and a door body pivotably connected to the box body, wherein inside the box body are defined:at least one storage compartment for storing articles;
an air supply path configured to supply cooling air flow to the at least one storage compartment an air return path configured to allow the air flow from the at least one storage compartment to pass;
a cooling chamber which comprises an air feeding opening part allowing air inside the cooling chamber to flow to the air supply path and an air return opening part allowing air from the air return path to enter, and contains an evaporator for cooling the air entering the cooling chamber from the air return opening part, a blower for driving the air inside the cooling chamber to flow towards the air feeding opening part, and a defrosting heater provided on the evaporator; and
a defrosting air return path located behind the cooling chamber and communicating with the air feeding opening part and the air return opening part of the cooling chamber; wherein
the air supply path and the defrosting air return path are provided with an air supply door and a defrosting air return door respectively to selectively connect or block the air supply path and the defrosting air return path;
the method comprising:
step A: receiving a defrosting signal instructing the evaporator located inside the cooling chamber of the freezing and refrigerating device to perform defrosting;
step B: starting the defrosting heater located on the evaporator;
step C: closing the air supply door located in the air supply path of the freezing and refrigerating device to block the air supply path; and
step D: opening the defrosting air return door located in the defrosting air return path of the freezing and refrigerating device to connect the defrosting air return path, such that hot air generated by the defrosting heater when performing heating and defrosting sequentially passes the air feeding opening part of the cooling chamber, the defrosting air return path, and the air return opening part of the cooling chamber, and returns to the evaporator, and circulating defrosting is performed to the evaporator using the hot air.

US Pat. No. 10,247,462

ICE-MAKING DEVICE FOR REFRIGERATOR AND REFRIGERATOR INCLUDING THE SAME

Dongbu Daewoo Electronics...

6. A refrigerator comprising:a storage room;
an ice-making device configured to receive water and to produce ice from the water;
an ice-making device evaporator disposed in the ice-making device and configured to supply a refrigerant to the ice-making device for freezing the water into ice; and
a refrigerator room evaporator configured to produce cold air for circulation in the storage room,
wherein the ice-making device further comprises:
an ice tray configured to receive water, wherein the water freezes into ice in the ice tray;
a cooling pipe configured to conduct a refrigerant flow and disposed proximate to the ice tray;
an ice storage part configured to store ice produced in the ice tray;
an ice-making device evaporator configured to cool the ice storage part; and
a fan configured to circulate air in the ice storage part,
wherein the ice-making device evaporator is separate from a refrigerator room evaporator configured to generate cool air for circulation in a refrigerator storage room,
wherein the ice-making device comprises a discharge path for discharging water condensation in the ice storage part and the ice-making device evaporator, and
wherein the discharge path is provided in a bottom portion of the ice-making device and between the fan and the ice storage part.

US Pat. No. 10,247,461

HYBRID POWERED COOLING UNIT

SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC IT COR...

1. An air conditioning system of a building, the air conditioning system comprising:a first power source comprising an electric motor;
a second power source comprising a natural gas powered internal combustion engine;
an electronic controller; and
a compressor disposed between the electric motor and the internal combustion engine selectively operated by the electric motor and the natural gas powered internal combustion engine responsive to an output of the electronic controller provided responsive to a preprogrammed selection criterion including one or more of time of day and relative cost of operating the compressor with the electric motor as compared to operating the compressor with the internal combustion engine,
the air conditioning system having an operating mode in which an electric motor clutch providing selective engagement of an output shaft of the electric motor with the compressor is disengaged and the compressor is operated by the natural gas powered internal combustion engine through an output shaft directly connecting the natural gas powered internal combustion engine to a combustion engine clutch and a second shaft directly connecting the combustion engine clutch to the compressor,
the electronic controller being configured to provide a signal to both the electric motor clutch and the combustion engine clutch to engage so the compressor is powered by both the internal combustion engine and the electric motor responsive to a cooling load of the air conditioning system requiring more power to be provided to drive operation of the compressor than could be provided by either the internal combustion engine or the electric motor alone.

US Pat. No. 10,247,460

ACCOMMODATING CSSH FOR TANDEM COMPRESSOR TRANSITIONS

Lennox Industries Inc., ...

1. A heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) system, comprising:a plurality of sensors;
a tandem compressor comprising a first compressor and a second compressor;
a controller communicatively coupled to the plurality of sensors and the tandem compressor, the controller configured to:
calculate a compressor sump superheat (CSSH) value for at least one of the first compressor and the second compressor using data received from at least one of the plurality of sensors, the CSSH value of the first compressor determined from a sump temperature associated with the first compressor and a suction pressure associated with the tandem compressor;
operate threshold logic that compares the CSSH value of the first compressor to a CSSH threshold range and turns off the tandem compressor if the compressor sump superheat value of the tandem compressor is outside of the CSSH threshold range;
determine a temperature demand of a structure associated with the HVAC system based on data received from at least one of the plurality of sensors;
determine that the HVAC system requires a change of state to meet the temperature demand;
disable the threshold logic for a pre-determined period of time in response to determining that the HVAC system requires the change of state; and
perform the change of state independently of the threshold logic, wherein performing the change of state comprises one or more of: turning the first compressor on or off, turning the second compressor on or off, and changing a speed of an indoor blower.

US Pat. No. 10,247,450

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CONVERTING THERMAL ENERGY

ECOP TECHNOLOGIES GMBH, ...

1. A device for converting thermal energy with a low temperature into thermal energy with a higher temperature and vice versa using mechanical energy, comprisinga rotor rotatably arranged around a rotational axis for a working medium passing through a closed cycle process,
wherein the rotor comprises
a compressor unit with multiple compression channels, in which flows of the working medium may be guided radially to the outside with respect to the rotational axis for a pressure increase, and
an expansion unit with multiple expansion channels, in which flows of the working medium may be guided radially to the inside with respect to the rotational axis for a pressure decrease,
wherein the rotor further has heat exchangers for exchanging heat between the working medium and a heat exchange medium, and having an impeller which can be rotated relatively to the rotor, provided in a heat pump operating state for maintaining the flows of the working medium around the rotational axis of the rotor and/or in a generator operating state for using a flow energy of the working medium,
wherein the impeller is arranged between supply channels, which supply the flow of the working medium in the heat pump operating state, and at least one discharge channel of the rotor, which discharges the flow of the working medium in the heat pump operating state,
wherein the supply channels have outlet sections which run parallel to the rotational axis and extend up to a point directly upstream of an inlet opening of the impeller such that individual flows of the working medium from the supply channels are guided into the impeller parallel to the rotational axis.

US Pat. No. 10,247,428

DISC-TYPE AIR ECOSYSTEM BOX AND CLIMATIC ECOLOGIZED AIR-CONDITIONING METHOD THEREFOR

JIANGSU FENGSHEN AIR COND...

1. A disc-type air ecosystem box characterized by comprising a housing, characterized in that the housing is provided to accommodate a power module, a health processing module, a summer load module, a winter comfort module, a safety module, and an air supply module;the health processing module, the summer load module, the winter comfort module, and the safety module are located on the periphery of the power module, the air supply module is located behind the power module;
the power module comprises a flange of an air inlet, placed on the housing; the power module comprises a casing placed behind the flange of the air inlet; and the casing is provided to accommodate an unhoused fan driven by a frequency conversion motor; a plate-type pre-filter is placed in front of the unhoused fan; the casing defines a first air dissipator, a second air dissipator, a third air dissipator, and a fourth air dissipator;
the housing comprises a first connecting air vent, a second connecting air vent, a third connecting air vent, and a fourth connecting air vent; the first air dissipator is located between the first connecting air vent and the fourth connecting air vent, and a first through vent is disposed between the first connecting air vent and the fourth connecting air vent; the second air dissipator is located between the first connecting air vent and the second connecting air vent, and a second through vent is disposed between the first connecting air vent and the second connecting air vent; the third air dissipator is located between the second connecting air vent and the third connecting air vent, and a third through vent is disposed between the second connecting air vent and the third connecting air vent; the fourth air dissipator is located between the fourth connecting air vent and the third connecting air vent, and a fourth through vent is disposed between the fourth connecting air vent and the third connecting air vent;
the first connecting air vent, the fourth connecting air vent, and the first through vent belong to the health processing module; the health processing module further comprises an ultraviolet sterilizing device and a middle-effect electrostatic filter;
the first connecting air vent, the second connecting air vent, and the second through vent belong to the summer load module; the summer load module further comprises a surface cooling coil and a thermotube reheat coil;
the second connecting air vent, the third connecting air vent, and the third through vent belong to the safety module; the safety module defines further comprises PM2.5 filtering and detecting device;
the fourth connecting air vent, the third connecting air vent, and the fourth through vent belong to the winter comfort module; the winter comfort module further comprises a heating coil and a humidifier.

US Pat. No. 10,247,427

MULTI-TEMPERATURE OUTPUT FLUID HEATING SYSTEM

Intellihot, Inc., Galesb...

1. A method of adjusting the target temperature of a fluid heating system, said method comprising:(a) obtaining a log of at least one event over a period of time;
(b) calculating a parameter of said at least one event over said period of time from said log;
(c) comparing said parameter to a pre-determined threshold, wherein if said parameter exceeds said pre-determined threshold, a difference between the parameter and said pre-determined threshold is calculated; and
(d) applying said difference to the target temperature of the fluid heating system.

US Pat. No. 10,247,417

FLAME DETECTING SYSTEM

Azbil Corporation, Tokyo...

1. A flame detecting system comprising:a flame sensor configured to have a pair of electrodes and detect light generated from a flame;
an applied voltage generating device configured to periodically generate a pulsed voltage and apply the pulsed voltage across the pair of electrodes of the flame sensor as drive pulses;
a current detecting device configured to detect current flowing through the flame sensor;
a storage device for storing, as known sensitivity parameters owned by the flame sensor, at least a reference received light quantity Q0 of the flame sensor, a reference pulse width T0 of the drive pulses applied across the pair of electrodes of the flame sensor, a probability P0 of a regular discharge generated between the pair of electrodes, and a probability PN of a discharge other than the regular discharge, a received light quantity of the flame sensor being the reference received light quantity Q0, a pulse width of the drive pulses applied to the flame sensor being the reference pulse width T0;
a number-of-discharges counting portion configured to count a number n of discharges determined to have occurred across the pair of electrodes of the flame sensor based on the current detected by the current detecting device when the drive pulses generated by the applied voltage generating device are applied across the pair of electrodes of the flame sensor; and
a received light quantity calculating portion configured to calculate a received light quantity Q per unit time received by the flame sensor based on the known sensitivity parameters stored in the storage device, a pulse width T and a number N of pulses of the drive pulses applied across the pair of electrodes of the flame sensor by the applied voltage generating device, and the number n of discharges counted by the number-of-discharges counting portion when the drive pulses are applied across the pair of electrodes of the flame sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,247,415

COMBUSTION CONTROLLING DEVICE AND COMBUSTION SYSTEM

Azbil Corporation, Tokyo...

1. A combustion controlling device that controls the operation of N number of burners, N being an integer of 2 or more, the combustion controlling device comprising:a determining portion that determines combustion states of the N number of burners on the basis of a first shutoff condition for stopping the operation of the N number of burners at the time of an initial startup to ignite a desired burner from a state in which none of the burners is ignited, and a second shutoff condition for stopping the operation of the N number of burners in a normal operating state after the desired burner has been normally ignited by the initial startup;
an instruction portion that generates an instruction for stopping the operation of the N number of burners on the basis of the determination result of the determining portion;
an operation mode setting portion that sets any one of an initial startup mode for igniting the burners after performing prepurge and a normal operation mode for controlling the operation of the N number of burners in the normal operating state as an operation mode; and
a shutoff condition selection unit that selects the first shutoff condition when the initial startup mode is set by the operation mode setting portion, and selects the second shutoff condition when the normal operation mode is set by the operation mode setting portion, wherein
the determining portion determines whether or not the combustion states of the N number of burners satisfy one of the first shutoff condition and the second shutoff condition selected by the shutoff condition selection unit,
the instruction portion generates the instruction for stopping all the operation of the N number of burners when it is determined by the determining portion that the combustion states of the N number of burners satisfy the selected one of the first shutoff condition and the second shutoff condition, and allows the operation of the N number of burners to be continued when it is determined by the determining portion that the combustion states of the N number of burners do not satisfy the selected one of the first shutoff condition and the second shutoff condition.

US Pat. No. 10,247,412

AUTOMATIC ASH DISCHARGE DEVICE FOR A BURNER

SUNCUE COMPANY LTD., Tai...

1. An automatic ash discharge device for a burner having:a furnace base having
a top side;
a bottom side;
an inner surface;
an outer surface;
a combustion chamber formed in the furnace base between the bottom side and the top side of the furnace base and used as an ash collection space;
a mounting opening formed through the top side of the furnace base and communicating with the combustion chamber;
a discharge mouth formed through the bottom side of the furnace base, communicating with the combustion chamber, and having two sides;
two guiding faces formed aslant on the inner surface of the furnace base between the mounting opening and the discharge mouth beside the two sides of the discharge mouth; and
multiple inlet holes formed through the outer surface of the furnace base and the guiding faces at spaced intervals;
a duct set connected to the furnace base and having
two casings securely mounted on the outer surface of the furnace base, respectively corresponding to the two guiding faces of the furnace base, and communicating with the combustion chamber via the inlet holes;
a blower communicating with the casings to enable external air to transmit into the combustion chamber of the furnace base via the casings and the inlet holes at the guiding faces; and
a connecting pipe connected to the casings and the blower and having
two ends respectively connected to the casings; and
a middle;
wherein the blower is mounted on the middle of the connecting pipe and communicates with the casings via the ends of the connecting pipe;
a discharge set connected to the furnace base below the duct set and having
a receiving tank securely connected to the bottom side of the furnace base under the discharge mouth, and communicating with the combustion chamber of the furnace base via the discharge mouth; and
a discharge shaft rotatably mounted in the receiving tank.

US Pat. No. 10,247,409

REMOTE PREHEAT AND PAD STEAM GENERATION

CONOCOPHILLIPS COMPANY, ...

1. A method of generating steam for use in a well to produce oil, said method comprising:a) heating a boiler feedwater located at a central processing facility (CPF) to produce heated boiler feedwater (HBFW);
b) transporting said HBFW to a well pad via hot water lines, wherein said HBFW has a subcool of 5-30° C.;
c) feeding said HBFW into a well pad boiler located at said well pad;
d) converting said HBFW to steam in said well pad boiler; and
e) injecting said steam into a well located at said well pad to produce oil.

US Pat. No. 10,247,404

PIN LIGHT ASSEMBLY

Waterway Plastics, Oxnar...

1. A pin light assembly for installation into a substrate having an aesthetic side and a wiring side comprising:a cylindrical elastomeric grommet with an outer diameter nearly the same as the diameter of a hole in said substrate said elastomeric grommet further comprising:
a front end with an elastomeric grommet flange, said elastomeric grommet flange having a diameter slightly larger than said hole;
a second end having a chamfer for easy installation into said hole;
a first longitudinal opening proximate said flange;
a second longitudinal opening proximate said chamfer;
wherein said cylindrical elastomeric grommet is pre-installed in said hole;
an LED light for placement inside of said second longitudinal opening;
a cylindrical pin, said cylindrical pin further comprising:
a top portion;
a bottom portion;
said top portion having a pin flange with a diameter larger than said elastomeric grommet flange wherein said pin flange rests atop said elastomeric grommet flange when installed wherein said pin flange also functions as a light lens from said top portion when said LED light is installed and actuated wherein the light lens may have various esthetic perimeter shapes outside the diameter of the pin flange; and
said bottom portion terminating in a securing member that affixes said pin inside of said first longitudinal opening in said elastomeric grommet wherein compression from said pin against said elastomeric grommet within said hole retains said elastomeric grommet and said lens in said substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,247,392

LUMINOUS SYSTEM

CHUN KUANG OPTICS CORP., ...

1. A luminous system used for projecting a light ray to a plane, the luminous system comprising:a luminous component for generating the light ray;
an angle-adjusting device arranged between the plane and the luminous component and located on the route of the light ray, the angle-adjusting device comprising a first lens element, the first lens element comprising a light-emitting portion and a light-incident portion connected to the light-emitting portion, the light-incident portion comprising a recess opposite to the light-emitting portion; and
a reflection baffle disposed under the recess and surrounding the luminous component;
wherein an outer diameter of the light-emitting portion is larger than an outer diameter of the light-incident portion, and the outer diameter of the light-incident portion decreases along a direction away from the light-emitting portion,
wherein the light-incident portion further comprises a plurality of light-guiding areas surrounding the recess in a concentrical manner for total-internal-reflecting light transmitting thereon to adjust a transmitting direction of the light ray, thus the light ray generated from the luminous component is transmitted toward a direction of the light-emitting portion; and
wherein the angle-adjusting device further comprises a carrier; the first lens element is disposed on the carrier; the carrier comprises a plurality of fixing arms, a ring-shaped engaging component and a plurality of screws; the fixing arms comprise a plurality of supporting portions; the ring-shaped engaging component and the supporting portions are screwed through the screws to collectively fix the first lens element by nipping an outer edge of the light-emitting portion; the outer edge of the light-emitting portion is arranged on the supporting portions and is clamped by the ring-shaped engaging component and the supporting portions.

US Pat. No. 10,247,391

STAKE FOR HOLDING A DECORATIVE LIGHT

Adams Mfg. Corp., Porter...

1. A stake for holding a decorative light comprising:a stake portion having a proximate end and a distal end suitable for being inserted into a ground surface;
a head attached to the proximate end of the stake portion, the head having an open center and a top portion, the top portion having an outer surface and an inner surface;
a bulb gripper pivotably attached to the inner surface of the top portion, such that the bulb gripper can be moved from a position which is co-linear with a centerline through the stake portion to a position which is substantially perpendicular to the centerline through the stake portion;
a first tab on the bulb gripper and a second tab on the head, the first tab and the second tab sized and positioned so that when the bulb gripper is in a position which is substantially perpendicular to the centerline through the stake portion, the tabs will engage one another locking the bulb gripper in place.

US Pat. No. 10,247,390

COMPACT TILTABLE AND ROTATABLE RECESSED LIGHTING FIXTURE

DMF INC., Carson, CA (US...

1. A luminaire, comprising:a housing that completely encloses a light source module, the light source module including at least a power supply, wherein the housing including the enclosed light source module are installed within a cavity of a junction box; and
a heat sink that accommodates a light source, wherein the heat sink is tiltable with respect to the housing while remaining fastened to the housing but without being fastened to the junction box, such that the heat sink is attached to the junction box via the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,247,388

PORTABLE LIGHT

Walter R. Tucker Enterpri...

1. A portable light comprisinga front cover having an LED light and having bumpers at least at the corners thereof;
a back housing;
a combination ratchet handle and stand connected to said front cover having bumpers at the corners thereof and adapted to allow the portable light to stand by itself and further adapted to rotate 180 degrees to carry the portable light; and
a protective housing for said LED light comprising an annular housing having a recess area which decreases in diameter from the top of said annular housing to the inside bottom of said annular housing and a lens.

US Pat. No. 10,247,384

LED LIGHTING ELEMENT AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SAME

Designs for Vision, Inc.,...

1. A lighting assembly comprising:a lens assembly comprising:
at least one projection lens,
a housing comprising:
a lighting element comprising:
a printed circuit board;
a Light Emitting Diode (LED) positioned on the printed circuit board;
an aperture plate comprising:
a first groove positioned along a diameter of the aperture plate; and
a second groove, substantially perpendicular to the first groove, positioned along a diameter of the aperture place; and
a first passthrough positioned at an intersection of the first groove and the second groove, said first passthrough sized to allow a center portion of the LED to be viewed therethrough;
an aperture comprising:
a first leg; and
a second leg substantially perpendicular to the first leg, and
an aperture passthrough positioned at an intersection of the first leg and the second leg, said aperture passthrough sized to allow a center section of the LED to be viewed therethrough, said aperture configured to be positioned within the first groove and the second groove of the aperture plate;
a dome lens, proximate to the LED, wherein a position of the LED is one of: at a focal length of the dome lens and within a focal length of the dome lens;
a retainer configured to:
contact the dome lens soley along a curved surface of the dome lens to retain the dome lens proximate to the LED; and
an attachment section configured to:
attach the lens assembly to the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,247,383

VEHICLE LAMP WITH ARTICULATED MULTI-PIECE HEAT SINK

OSRAM SYLVANIA Inc., Wil...

1. A motor vehicle lamp (100), comprising:a lamp housing (110) defining an interior compartment (116) and an exterior region (102);
a solid-state light source (120) disposed on a first heat sink (150) in thermal communication therewith, the first heat sink (150) being disposed within the interior compartment (116);
a second heat sink (170) having an heat-transferring exterior section (178) disposed in the exterior region (102) of the lamp housing (110) and further having a heat-transferring receiver section (176) disposed at least partially within the interior compartment (116); and
the first heat sink (150) being in thermal communication with the second heat sink (170) and coupled in displaceable relationship to the second heat sink (170), whereby a position of said solid-state light source (120) is adjustable relative the lamp housing (110); wherein
the first heat sink (150) is coupled in pivotable relationship to the second heat sink (170).

US Pat. No. 10,247,378

METAL PCB, HEADLIGHT MODULE HAVING METAL PCB APPLIED THERETO, AND METHOD FOR ASSEMBLING HEADLIGHT MODULE

ECOCAB.CO., LTD, Ulsan (...

5. A headlight module, comprising:a back plate having a body extended in a specific length in accordance with a headlight housing; and
a metal PCB connected to the back plate and having a plurality of LED chips mounted thereon through patterns integrated with the metal PCB, the metal PCB being coupled with the back plate through a coupler, wherein the patterns are formed on a base made of metal and chip mounting parts having the LED chips mounted thereon are disposed to be bent,
wherein a coupling part of the back plate coupled to the headlight housing is provided at a bottom of the body and a plurality of consecutive support surfaces is provided on the back plate,
wherein a plurality of board mounting parts having identical or different slopes are integrated and protruded from respective tops of the plurality of consecutive support surfaces, and
wherein the coupler includes a latching hook and a fixing hook, each having an inclined surface thereon, and each of the latching hook and the fixing hook is coupled to a support jaw protruding from one side of the metal PCB.

US Pat. No. 10,247,364

METHOD FOR INSTALLING LED LIGHT BAR INTO LIGHT BULB AND DEVICE

XIAMEN ECO LIGHTING CO. L...

1. A method for installing a light bar module into a light bulb, comprising:placing an expansion structure into the light bar module;
placing the light bar module into a bulb shell, wherein said light bar module having a plurality of LED light bars, unexpanded and disposed between the plurality of LED light bars, each LED light bar having a certain bending property;
expanding the expansion structure to make the plurality of LED light bars bent toward the bulb shell;
reducing said expansion structure;
separating said expansion structure from said light bar module; and
mounting other elements of the light bulb.

US Pat. No. 10,247,288

CIRCULAR WAVE DRIVE

OHIO STATE INNOVATION FOU...

1. A circular wave drive, comprising:a substantially enclosed housing having a chamber therein,
wherein the periphery of the chamber is defined by a circular wall,
wherein the circular wall includes an inner diameter, and
wherein the circular wall includes a friction element;
a ring-shaped wheel residing in the chamber,
wherein the ring-shaped wheel includes both an external friction element and an internal friction element,
wherein the ring-shaped wheel includes a hollow central portion including an inner wall having an inner diameter, the inner wall including the internal friction element,
wherein the ring-shaped wheel includes an outer diameter, and
wherein the ring-shaped wheel outer diameter is less than the inner diameter of the circular wall;
a wave generator having a wheel-driving portion that is oriented within the hollow central portion of the ring-shaped wheel,
wherein the wave generator includes an eccentrically mounted input shaft extending from the wheel-driving portion and through the housing; and
an output element having a wheel-driven portion that is oriented within the hollow central portion of the ring-shaped wheel opposite the wheel-driving portion of the wave generator,
wherein the output element includes an input shaft that extends from the wheel-driven portion and through the housing in an opposite direction of the input shaft of the wave generator, and
wherein a peripheral face of the wheel-driven portion includes a friction element being in contact with the internal friction element of the ring-shaped wheel.

US Pat. No. 10,247,242

BEARING HOUSING STRUCTURE

DANFOSS MOBILE ELECTRIFIC...

1. A bearing housing structure comprising:a support section configured to support a bearing;
a reception interface configured to receive lubrication grease from an external source;
grease channels configured to conduct the lubrication grease from the reception interface to a first room and to a second room, the first and second rooms being limited to mutually opposite sides of the bearing in an axial direction of the bearing when the support section is supporting the bearing;
exit conduits configured to allow the lubrication grease to exit the first and second rooms; and
an enclosed grease reservoir defined entirely within the bearing housing structure and configured to receive, from one or more of the exit conduits, the lubrication grease exiting the first and second rooms via the one or more of the exit conduits, the grease reservoir being configured to store the lubrication grease received from the one or more of the exit conduits in at least two different positions of the bearing housing structure such that the axial direction of the bearing is selectively one of horizontal, vertical, and slanted.

US Pat. No. 10,247,221

HOUSING OF ACTIVE ELEMENT AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

COOLER MASTER CO., LTD., ...

1. A housing of an active component, for receiving an active source therein, comprising:a main portion, having an axial direction and a side wall surrounding the axial direction of the main portion, wherein the active source is disposed on the main portion; and
at least two retaining portions, the at least two retaining portions and the main portion made of materials having different Young's modulus respectively, the at least two retaining portions radially connected to the side wall of the main portion;
wherein each one of the at least two retaining portions has a contacting surface adjacent to the main portion, the contacting surface is jointed contiguously to an outer surface of the side wall of the main portion, each one of the at least two retaining portions has a first connecting hole, the first connecting hole is formed through the retaining portion to the contacting surface, and a screw passes through the first connecting hole to radially and fixedly screw to a second connecting hole formed on the side wall of the main portion, so that the retaining portion is screwed fixedly to the side wall of the main portion by the screw.

US Pat. No. 10,247,184

PUMP SYSTEM

FORUM US, INC., Houston,...

1. A plunger assembly, comprising:a crosshead;
a plunger;
a sleeve at least partially surrounding the plunger and an end of the crosshead, wherein the sleeve forms a fluid seal between the plunger and the crosshead; and
a plurality of rods, wherein the crosshead is movable along the rods.

US Pat. No. 10,247,159

RECOIL STARTER AND ENGINE

Mitsubishi Heavy Industri...

1. A recoil starter comprising:a pull rope reel around which a pull rope is wound, the pull rope reel rotating by pulling out the pull rope;
a ratchet wheel which is configured to rotate with the rotation of the pull rope reel and has a protruding part protruding toward a radially outer side of a rotation axis;
a pulley rotatable coaxially with the ratchet wheel;
a ratchet pawl which is supported on the pulley on the radially outer side of the ratchet wheel, is capable of swinging between an engaged position where the ratchet pawl engages with the protruding part and a disengaged position where the ratchet pawl does not engage with the protruding part, and is always urged toward the engaged position; and
an outer wall which is provided on the pulley, has a support surface which supports a base end portion of the ratchet pawl from a side opposite to the tip portion of the ratchet pawl across a swinging axis of the ratchet pawl when the ratchet pawl is in the engagement position, and has a foreign matter discharge portion through which the internal space of the pulley on which the ratchet pawl is disposed communicates with the external space of the pulley,
wherein an opening portion on the internal space side of the foreign matter discharge portion is formed in at least the support surface.

US Pat. No. 10,247,121

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING OPTIMUM SKIP FIRE FIRING PROFILE

Tula Technology, Inc., S...

1. A skip fire engine controller arranged to direct operation of an engine in a skip fire manner to deliver a desired engine output, the skip fire engine controller comprising:a skip fire profile determination unit arranged to determine an operational firing fraction for delivering the desired engine output,
wherein the skip fire profile determination unit is arranged to select the operational firing fraction from among a plurality of candidate firing fractions that are each capable of delivering the desired engine output, each of the plurality of candidate firing fractions having a corresponding maximum allowable cylinder load, wherein each of the corresponding maximum allowable cylinder loads indicates a maximum allowable cylinder torque fraction when the engine is operating at the associated one of the plurality of candidate firing fractions under specified operating conditions,
wherein the maximum allowable cylinder torque fraction for at least some of the plurality of candidate firing fractions at some specified operating conditions is less than one, each of the plurality of candidate firing fractions having an associated maximum allowable engine output that is attainable by operating the engine at such candidate firing fraction at the associated maximum allowable cylinder load,
wherein at a selected engine speed, the maximum allowable engine output for a first one of the candidate firing fractions is higher than the maximum allowable engine output for a second one of the candidate firing fractions, the second one of the candidate firing fractions being higher than the first one of the candidate firing fraction, and
wherein the operational firing fraction is selected at least partially based on the corresponding maximum allowable cylinder load not being exceeded when the engine is firing at the operational firing fraction and operating at the desired engine output; and
a firing control unit arranged to direct firings of cylinders of the engine in the skip fire manner in accordance with the operational firing fraction, the operational firing fraction resulting in the desired engine output of the engine without exceeding the maximum allowable cylinder load associated with the operational firing fraction.

US Pat. No. 10,247,107

ACCESSORY GEARBOX FOR GAS TURBINE ENGINE

SAFRAN TRANSMISSION SYSTE...

1. An accessory gearbox that is able to drive accessory equipment of a gas turbine engine comprising:a housing and a plurality of gear wheels mounted inside the housing,
the housing comprising openings in a wall of the housing through which a drive shaft is inserted to connect with at least one of the gear wheels,
wherein the at least one of the gear wheels is secured to a connection shaft by way of a transverse plate, wherein the connection shaft is arranged coaxially with the gear wheel and receives said drive shaft to drive an item of equipment mounted on the housing,
wherein at least one of said gear wheels is supported by a single roller bearing having a rotatably fixed inner race mounted on a shaft secured to a wall of the housing and a rotatable outer race secured to a hub of the gear wheel,
the roller bearing having a double row of oblique-contact balls or a double row of oblique-contact rollers disposed between the rotatable outer race and the fixed inner race, and
wherein the gear wheel comprises a web provided with gear teeth at its periphery, the web being disposed mainly in the transverse mid-plane of the single roller bearing.

US Pat. No. 10,247,086

COOLANT HEADER TANK

McLaren Automotive Limite...

1. A vehicle comprising:a coolant header tank defining a storage volume for storing a fluid coolant and having a minimum fluid level within the storage volume, the coolant header tank comprising a first port connected to the portion of the storage volume that contains fluid when filled to the minimum fluid level and a third port connected to the portion of the storage volume that contains fluid when filled to the minimum fluid level; and
a temperature regulating system configured to carry the fluid coolant, the temperature regulating circuit comprising:
a cooling circuit configured to carry the fluid coolant;
a branch connected between an air collecting region of the temperature regulating system and the first port of the coolant header tank to permit air to flow from the temperature regulating system to the coolant header tank, the temperature regulating system being configured so that the air collecting region is higher than a horizontal plane that is defined by the minimum fluid level; and
a coolant feed branch connected between the third port and the cooling circuit to permit fluid to flow between the coolant header tank and the cooling circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,247,072

LEAN BURN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE EXHAUST GAS TEMPERATURE CONTROL

Tula Technology, Inc., S...

1. An engine controller for operating a lean burn internal combustion engine including a plurality of working chambers with at least one working chamber having a deactivatable intake and/or exhaust valve, the engine controller comprising:a firing fraction selector arranged to select one of more than two firing fractions for operating the engine in a skip fire manner, each of the more than two firing fractions defining different effective engine displacements that are each less than full displacement of the engine;
an aftertreatment monitor arranged to obtain data relating to a temperature of an aftertreatment element in an engine exhaust system; and
a firing timing determination unit that is arranged to determine a firing sequence for operating the at least one working chamber of the engine having a deactivatable intake and/or exhaust valve in the skip fire manner in accordance with the selected firing fraction, wherein the firing sequence is generated at least in part based on the aftertreatment element temperature data; and
wherein the engine controller is configured to selectively direct one or both of the associated intake valve and/or exhaust valve(s) to be deactivated during each skipped working cycle such that air is not pumped through the working chamber into the engine exhaust system,
wherein, for a given effective engine displacement corresponding to the selected firing fraction, the firing sequence for operating the at least one working chamber is determined on a firing opportunity by firing opportunity basis such that a selection of which working cycles to either fire or skip is individually made each firing opportunity in accordance with the selected firing fraction.

US Pat. No. 10,247,058

APPARATUS AND METHOD OF ADJUSTING VALVE TIMING FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

Delphi Powertrain Systems...

9. A method of adjusting valve timing for internal combustion engine including a housing having an inner space while interlocking with a crank shaft; a rotor having a plurality of vanes, each vane forming an advance chamber in a direction of adjusting an advance phase angle and a retard chamber in a direction of adjusting a retard phase angle, and each vane mounted at the inner space of the housing while being interlocked with a cam shaft; and a locking pin member including a hollow outer pin elastically mounted at a locking chamber formed at the vane, and an inner pin elastically mounted at an inside of the outer pin, and preventing rotation of the rotor by being coupled to the housing using a torque transmitted from the cam shaft while adjusting a valve timing at an intermediate position between a full advance phase angle position and a full retard phase angle position of the rotor, the method comprising:discharging working fluid of the advance chamber, the retard chamber, and the locking chamber when the engine is in a stationary state;
supplying the working fluid to the advance chamber and the retard chamber and discharging the working fluid of the locking chamber during an idling rotation state of the engine; and
supplying the working fluid to the locking chamber and selectively supplying the working fluid to the advance chamber or to the retard chamber during a normal engine operational state.

US Pat. No. 10,247,015

COOLED BLISK WITH DUAL WALL BLADES FOR GAS TURBINE ENGINE

Rolls-Royce Corporation, ...

1. A blisk for a gas turbine engine having a longitudinal axis, the blisk comprising a disk, a spar, a platform, and a shank portion integrally formed as a unit, the disk disposed about a longitudinal axis and having an upstream side and a downstream side, the spar extending radially outward from the platform relative to the longitudinal axis, the shank portion extending between the platform and the disk, wherein the spar includes a cooling air plenum defined therein disposed along an airfoil axis radially extended from the longitudinal axis, a plurality of standoffs extending away from an outer surface of the spar, wherein the blisk further comprises a cover panel bonded to an outer surface of the standoffs, wherein the standoffs are spaced from one another such that cooling passages are defined between the cover panel and the spar, the spar comprising one or more inlet ports defined therein in communication with the cooling air plenum and the cooling passages, the cover panel having one or more discharge ports defined therein in communication with the cooling passages, wherein a cooling feed channel is defined in the disk or shank portion that is in communication with the cooling air plenum, wherein the cooling feed channel is configured to receive cooling air upstream of the disk for delivery to the cooling air plenum.

US Pat. No. 10,246,985

BORING TOOL TRACKING FUNDAMENTALLY BASED ON DRILL STRING LENGTH, PITCH AND ROLL

Merlin Technology Inc., ...

1. In a system for tracking a boring tool which moves in an underground region having an overall orientation that is characterized by a pitch orientation, a roll orientation and a yaw orientation and said boring tool is steerable underground in the region using said roll orientation, said boring tool being configured for advancing in a straight ahead mode during a continuous roll and further being configured for advancing in a steering mode by moving the boring tool at a fixed roll orientation, an apparatus comprising:a roll sensor for measuring a set of roll orientations of the boring tool including a roll orientation of the boring tool at each one of a series of positions that are spaced across a segment of an overall path responsive to the boring tool advancing along the segment; and
a processor for selecting an operational status of the boring tool over said segment as one of the straight ahead mode, the steering mode and a mixed mode which includes the straight ahead mode and the steering mode based on the set of roll orientations.

US Pat. No. 10,246,953

SYSTEM FOR DISASSEMBLING COMPONENTS OF A DRILL STRING

Caterpillar Global Mining...

1. A system for disassembling components of a drill string, the system comprising:a primary wrench swivelably supported on a mast and located at a fixed height along the mast, the fixed height corresponding to a clamping zone of the drill string, the primary wrench further having a pair of jaws wherein at least one of the jaws is moveable to engage and disengage the drill string at the clamping zone, wherein the primary wrench is swivelable about the mast between a first position and a second position different from the first position;
a secondary wrench disposed in an opposing relation to the primary wrench and adjustable in height relative to the primary wrench, the secondary wrench defining a pair of beveled faces thereon, the pair of beveled faces adapted to restrict a rotational movement of at least one component of the drill string by abutment of the pair of beveled faces with a pair of flat gripping surfaces located on the at least one component of the drill string; and
a bit removal basket disposed at a position lower than the secondary wrench, the bit removal basket defining an opening therethrough, wherein a shape of the opening is configured to correspond with profiles of a plurality of different configurations of drill bits, wherein the plurality of different configurations of drill bits includes at least a first drill bit of a first configuration and a second drill bit of a second configuration different from the first configuration, and one of the first and second drill bits being present for use in the drill string,
wherein the first position of the primary wrench is a standby position of the primary wrench and the second position of the primary wrench is a bit removal position of the primary wrench for the primary wrench to engage the drill string at the clamping zone.

US Pat. No. 10,246,934

DOOR COMPRISING VERMICULITE-CONTAINING CORE, AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME

PLASTPRO 2000, INC., Los...

1. A door for attenuating sound comprising:at least two skins including a first skin and a second skin;
at least one core disposed between the first skin and the second skin and comprising a composition comprising vermiculite and an inorganic bonding agent;
at least two stiles aligned in a first direction, the at least two stiles including a first stile disposed along a first edge of the door and a second stile disposed along a second edge of the door; and
at least two rails aligned in a second direction, the at least two rails including a first rail disposed along a third edge of the door and a second rail disposed along a fourth edge of the door;
wherein the door has a rectangular shape and the at least one core is disposed in-between the at least two stiles and the at least two rails,
wherein the at least two skins comprises a material of a glass fiber reinforced or mineral filled polymer composite, the at least two stiles comprise laminated veneer lumber (LVL), and the at least two rails comprise a composite comprising wood and polyvinyl chloride,
wherein the composition for the at least one core has a density of at least 600 Kg/m3, and the door has at least one of a sound transmission class (STC) rating or an outdoor/indoor transmission coefficient (OITC) being higher than 30.

US Pat. No. 10,246,931

SLIDING WINDOW ARRANGEMENT

JELD-WEN, Inc., Charlott...

1. A sliding window assembly, including:a window frame comprising a pair of spaced apart horizontal frame members and a pair of spaced apart vertical frame members, the frame members defining a square or rectangular window opening;
at least three panes disposed within the window frame comprising first and second sliding panes and a third fixed pane;
the panes being positioned within the frame in offset vertical planes;
the first and second panes being arranged for sliding movement together upwardly within the window frame or together downwardly within the window frame, the first and second panes having a combined weight;
the panes having a fully open position and a fully closed position, whereby
in the fully closed position, a first edge of the first pane is in overlap with an adjacent first edge of the second pane and a second edge of the second pane that is opposite to the first edge of the second pane is in overlap with an adjacent first edge of the third pane;
in the fully open position, the first and second panes overlap with the third pane;
the first and second panes being connected to a counterweight arrangement by a pulley arrangement, the counterweight arrangement providing a vertically movable balancing weight which is associated with one of the vertical frame members, and the counterweight arrangement supports the combined weight of the first and second panes;
the first pane being connected to the balancing weight by a cord in connection with the first pane that extends upwardly about a first pulley and downwardly into fixed connection with the balancing weight; and
the second pane being connected to the balancing weight by a cord arrangement that includes:
a first cord in connection with the second pane that extends upwardly about a second pulley and downwardly into fixed connection with a third pulley; and
a second cord in fixed connection with the balancing weight that extends upwardly about the third pulley and downwardly to an anchor point.

US Pat. No. 10,246,919

SWINGING-SLIDING DOOR MODULE FOR A RAIL VEHICLE WITH IMPROVED OVER-CENTRE LOCKING

KNORR-BREMSE GESELLSCHAFT...

1. A swinging-sliding door module for a rail vehicle, the module comprising:a door leaf;
a rotary pillar which is coupled to the door leaf and is mounted rotatably;
a support which is oriented longitudinally in a sliding direction of the door leaf, is mounted displaceably in a horizontal direction transversely with respect to a longitudinal extent thereof in relation to the rotary pillar and in which the door leaf is displaceably mounted;
a first over-center locking acting on the support in a deployment direction of the door leaf,
wherein a coupling between the rotary pillar and the door leaf comprises a second over-center locking which acts in the deployment direction of the door leaf, and
wherein the second over-center locking includes a deployment lever connected directly to a connecting lever at one end of the connecting lever, the deployment lever connected directly to the rotary pillar at an end of the deployment lever opposite the connection to the connecting lever, and a stop,
wherein the connecting lever is coupled at an end opposite the connection to the deployment lever directly to the door leaf, and the rotary pillar is coupled at one end of the deployment lever.

US Pat. No. 10,246,892

FILTER BOOSTER PUMP COMBINATION

Waterway Plastics, Oxnar...

1. A device for producing variable water pressure heads suitable for operating swimming pool pressure cleaners as well as swimming pool filters comprising:a single pump that acts as a hybrid between a pressure-side pool cleaner booster pump and a filter pump, said single pump being variable speed and being equipped with an electronically commutated motor;
a relay or a solid state power switching device; and
a microprocessor control system that adjusts the speed of said motor and resultant operating head of said pump and actuates an electrically-actuated diverter valve to divert water to a swimming pool pressure cleaner when the pump selectively operates in cleaning mode or to a swimming pool filter when in filtration mode.

US Pat. No. 10,246,859

HAND CLEANING SYSTEM

HOKWANG INDUSTRIES CO., L...

1. A hand cleaning system, comprising:four cleaning devices, each of the four cleaning devices comprising a detection element, the detection element generating an activation signal after being operated, each of the four cleaning devices being activated in response to the activation signal and providing a cleaning service, the cleaning services respectively provided by the four cleaning devices being different, the four cleaning devices sequentially being a soap dispenser, a water faucet, a hand dryer and a disinfectant liquid dispenser;
a sensing device, generating a procedure activation signal when an identification tag approaches; and
a control device, connected to each of the four cleaning devices and the sensing device; the control device set with procedure control data, and sequentially controlling each of the four cleaning devices, and outputting a simulated activation signal to each of the four cleaning devices through operating time data; the operating time data set according to the corresponding cleaning service; the procedure control data further comprising a minimum usage time condition defined on the basis of the operating time data; the control device having a first operation mode, in which the control device causes each of the four cleaning devices to be activated independently, and a second operation mode, in which the control device reads the procedure control data upon acquiring the procedure activation signal and temporarily controls the four cleaning devices to operate; wherein, in the second operation mode, the control device receives the activation signal generated by each of the detection elements, compares a generation time of the activation signal according to the minimum usage time condition, and re-activates the four cleaning devices if the generation time of the activation signal does not satisfy the minimum usage time condition.

US Pat. No. 10,246,852

BOOM ASSEMBLY FOR A TRENCHER

Dewind One-Pass Trenching...

1. A boom assembly configured for use in association with a trencher,the trencher comprising:
a body with an arm extending away from the body and being pivotable relative to the body, the arm having a distal end with the boom assembly positioned at the distal end thereof,
the boom assembly comprising:
a boom frame member attached to the distal end of the arm of the trencher, the boom frame having a frame enclosure defining a cavity;
a boom drive assembly attached to the boom frame member, having an output shaft that is rotatably actuatable; and
a plurality of boom arm assemblies extending from the boom frame member, the plurality of boom arm assemblies including at least a first boom arm assembly and a second boom arm assembly,
the first boom arm assembly further including:
a first boom frame having a proximal end and a distal end, the proximal end positioned proximate the boom frame member, with the distal end spaced apart therefrom;
a first upper boom sprocket rotatably powered by the output shaft; and
a first cutting assembly having a first cutting chain formed in a loop between the proximal end and the distal end of the first boom frame, and which interacts with the first upper boom sprocket, so as to be driven thereby;
the second boom arm assembly further including:
a second boom frame having a proximal end and a distal end, the proximal end positioned proximate the boom frame member, with the distal end spaced apart therefrom;
a second upper boom sprocket rotatably powered by the output shaft; and
a second cutting assembly having a second cutting chain formed in a loop between the proximal end and the distal end of the second boom frame, and which interacts with the second upper boom sprocket, so as to be driven thereby,
wherein the output shaft and the first and second upper boom sprockets are positioned within the cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,246,844

EQUIPMENT PAD WITH EROSION CONTROL

J.F.R. Enterprises Inc., ...

1. An apparatus configured for support of equipment and for transport from factory to field, the apparatus comprising:(a) an equipment support pad comprising:
(i) a top surface;
(ii) a bottom surface configured to bear the support pad above ground; and
(iii) side walls that meet, thereby defining at least one side corner that runs from the top surface to the bottom surface; and
(b) an erosion control barrier joined to the equipment support pad and having an unjoined portion that extends outward from the equipment support pad, wherein the erosion control barrier is configured to fold up or down outside a perimeter of the bottom surface prior to installation of the equipment support pad above the ground;
wherein the erosion control barrier is further configured to be manipulated into an erosion-resisting configuration around the at least one side corner after the equipment support pad is placed above ground that is subject to erosion.

US Pat. No. 10,246,837

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CUTTING LINEAR TRENCHES IN CONCRETE

Alexander Lorenz, Wycoff...

1. An apparatus for cutting linear trenches in a concrete ground surface, the apparatus comprising:a portable frame including at least two ground engaging elongated bars disposed for extending along the concrete ground surface in spaced parallel relation to one another, said bars including a plurality of demarcations and/or slots disposed in spaced relation along lengths thereof, and an elongated track member extending orthogonally relative to said bars, the track member being removably fastened at a proximal end thereof to one of said bars and being removable fastened at a distal end thereof to another of said bars, wherein the track member is selectively movable between a plurality of positions defined by said demarcations and/or slots;
a tool trolley movably engaged with said track member, wherein said tool trolley is configured for moving in a cutting direction along said track member between said proximal end and said distal end;
a motor-driven ground-engageable cutting wheel supported by said tool trolley, said cutting wheel having a cutting wheel axis of rotation being substantially orthogonal to said cutting direction;
a depth adjuster disposed on said tool trolley, the depth adjuster configured to alternately lower and raise the cutting wheel relative to said tool trolley to respectively engage and disengage the cutting wheel from the concrete ground surface; and
the tool trolley being configured to follow contours of the concrete ground surface during said moving, wherein when engaged with the concrete ground surface, the cutting wheel cuts a kerf of substantially uniform depth relative to said contours.

US Pat. No. 10,246,834

TAMPER BAR AND WEAR PLATE FOR SCREED ASSEMBLY OF PAVING MACHINE

Caterpillar Paving Produc...

1. A screed assembly for a paving machine, the screed assembly comprising:a screed frame;
a screed plate attached to the screed frame;
a wear plate attached to the screed frame;
a tamper bar mounted to the screed frame and configured for up and down reciprocating motion relative to the screed frame;
a heating element mounted at least partially within a recess formed within the tamper bar, wherein at least a portion of the heating element extends through a bore formed in the tamper bar, and wherein the portion of the heating element extending through the bore formed in the tamper bar is clamped between a clamping plate extending along a top surface of the heating element and a thermally conductive insert positioned below the heating element in the bore and configured to provide a thermal conductive path between the heating element and the tamper bar; and
an eccentric drive mechanism mounted on the screed frame and configured for driving the tamper bar up and down in a reciprocating manner relative to the screed frame;
a bottom portion of the tamper bar configured to slide along the wear plate, which is attached to the screed frame in between the screed frame and the reciprocating tamper bar; and
the tamper bar including at least two intersecting chamfered surfaces with different angles from each other and relative to the screed plate at a leading edge of the tamper bar facing in a direction of travel of the paving machine as the paving machine is applying paving material to a surface.

US Pat. No. 10,246,820

INDIGO-DERIVATIVES AS IRREVERSIBLE COLOR CHANGEABLE DYES FOR TEXTILE MATERIALS AND PROCESS FOR DYEING TEXTILE MATERIALS

Sanko Tekstil Isletmeleri...

1. A process for dyeing textile materials, said process comprising applying an indigo-derivative of formula (I)
wherein
R1, R2, R3 and R4 each represent a hydrogen atom or a halogen atom, provided that R1, R2, R3 and R4 are not all hydrogen atoms and
R5 and R6 each represent a hydrogen atom or a tert-butoxycarbonyl group, provided that R5 and R6 are not both hydrogen,
onto a textile material.

US Pat. No. 10,246,799

POLYLACTIC ACID RESIN COMPOSITION FOR 3D PRINTING

SK CHEMICALS CO., LTD., ...

1. A polylactic acid resin composition for three-dimensional (3D) printing, comprising:(a) a hard segment comprising a polylactic acid repeat unit represented by Formula 1; and (b) a soft segment comprising a polyurethane polyol repeat unit in which polyether-based polyol repeat units represented by Formula 2 are linearly linked via urethane bonds,
wherein the composition has a melting temperature of 170° C. or less, a glass transition temperature of 55° C. or less, a number-average molecular weight of 50,000 or more, and a viscosity of 1,000 Pas or less when measured at a temperature of 200° C. and at a shear rate of 100 s?1:

wherein n in Formula 1 is an integer ranging from 700 to 5,000; and, in Formula 2, A is a linear or branched alkylene group having 2 to 5 carbon atoms, and m is an integer ranging from 10 to 100.

US Pat. No. 10,246,795

TRANSFER-FREE METHOD FOR FORMING GRAPHENE LAYER

Kuk-II Graphene Co., Ltd....

1. A method for manufacturing an electrical device, the method comprising the steps of:(A) modifying a surface of a base substrate by sputtering titanium (Ti) on the surface to form a Ti layer on the surface, wherein the Ti layer has a thickness of 3-20 nm; and
(B) growing a graphene layer, by chemical vapor deposition, on the Ti layer formed on the surface,
wherein the electrical device comprises the base substrate, the Ti layer, and the graphene layer.

US Pat. No. 10,246,787

CONTROL OF A HIGH TEMPERATURE ELECTROLYZER

ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE, P...

1. A method for driving a high temperature electrolyzer comprising one or more stacks of cells, where the one or more stacks of cells are arranged in an enclosure pre-heated to a high temperature and thermally insulated, where the electrolyzer is connected to an electric energy source for its power supply in order to implement an electrolytic reaction and where the method comprises:monitoring of the power supplied by the energy source;
redirecting upstream of the electrolyzer a portion of the power supplied by the energy source in order to heat the one or more stacks of cells when the value of the power supplied becomes lower than a previously set limit value;
otherwise, no redirecting,
wherein the previously set limit value is chosen as the value of the power at which thermal gradients greater in absolute value than 50° C./cm appear inside the enclosure.

US Pat. No. 10,246,779

SURFACE-TREATED ALUMINUM PLATE, ORGANIC-RESIN-COATED SURFACE-TREATED ALUMINUM PLATE, CAN BODY AND CAN LID FORMED BY USING THE SAME

TOYO SEIKAN GROUP HOLDING...

1. A surface-treating solution for treating the surface of an aluminum plate by a conversion treatment, the surface-treating solution containinga water-dispersible polyester resin,
fluorine ions, and
zirconium ions or titanium ions;
wherein said water-dispersible polyester resin is contained in an amount of 100 to 10,000 ppm, and said zirconium ions or said titanium ions are contained in an amount of 5 to 5,000 ppm.

US Pat. No. 10,246,770

SILICIDE ALLOY FILM FOR SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE ELECTRODE, AND PRODUCTION METHOD FOR SILICIDE ALLOY FILM

TANAKA KIKINZOKU KOGYO K....

1. A silicide alloy film that is formed on a substrate containing Si: comprising, a metal M1 having a work function of 4.6 eV or more and 5.7 eV or less, a metal M2 having a work function of 4.0 eV or less, and Si having a work function of 4.3 eV or more and 4.9 eV or less; and in a relationship of the peak intensity (X) of a diffraction peak of a mixed crystal (M1xM2ySi) including the metal M1, the metal M2 and Si, the peak intensity (Y) of a diffraction peak of a silicide (M1aSi) of the metal M1 and the peak intensity (Z) of a diffraction peak of a silicide (M2bSi) of the metal M2, which are observed by X-ray diffraction analysis, the ratio ((Y+Z)/X) of the sum of Y and Z to X is 0.1 or less, wherein M1 is Pt and M2 is Hf.

US Pat. No. 10,246,764

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A COLD-ROLLED STEEL PLATE

NISSHIN STEEL CO., LTD., ...

1. A method of manufacturing a cold-rolled steel plate, whereina steel slab having a chemical composition containing, on the basis of percent by mass, C from 0.03 to 0.08%, Si from 0 to 1.0%, Mn from 0.2 to 0.8%, P at 0.03% or less, S at 0.01% or less, and Al at 0.05% or less so as to satisfy the following formula (1) and at least one of Nb from 0.03 to 0.4%, V from 0.01 to 0.3%, and Ti from 0.01 to 0.3% so as to satisfy the following formula (2), with a residue being formed of Fe and unavoidable impurities, wherein
5*C %?Si %+Mn %?1.5*Al %<1; and  formula (1):
0.04<(Nb %/1.4)+(V %/1.1)+Ti %<0.3, is smelted,  formula (2):
the steel slab is heated to 1200° C. or more and hot rolled at a finishing temperature of 850° C. or more and 950° C. or less to form a hot-rolled steel plate,
the hot-rolled steel plate is cooled at an average cooling rate of 20° C. per second or more from the finishing temperature to the winding temperature,
the cooled hot-rolled steel plate is wound from 550 to 700° C. to form a hot-rolled coil, and
as a final step or steps, the hot-rolled coil is cold rolled or the hot-rolled coil is annealed and cold rolled, forming a product, thereby obtaining cross-sectional hardness from 200 to 350 HV an average diameter of particles of a carbide as a precipitate containing any of Nb, V, and Ti from 20 to 100 nm, and a second phase structure having a longitudinal diameter of 5 ?m or more has an area fraction of 5% or less in a cross-sectional structure.

US Pat. No. 10,246,704

DETECTION OF MICROORGANISMS IN FOOD SAMPLES AND FOOD PROCESSING FACILITIES

Clear Labs, Inc., Menlo ...

1. A method comprising:(a) adding a first barcode to a first plurality of nucleic acid sequences from a sample, wherein said sample is a food sample or an environmental sample from a food processing facility, wherein said plurality of nucleic acid sequences comprise a mixture of cDNA, RNA, and gDNA sequences, thereby providing a first plurality of barcoded nucleic acid sequences; and
(b) performing a first pore sequencing reaction on said first plurality of barcoded nucleic acid sequences, wherein said pore sequencing reaction is performed on a sequencing apparatus comprising a flow cell;
(c) adding a second barcode to a second plurality of nucleic acid sequences from a second sample, wherein said sample is a food sample or an environmental sample from a food processing facility, wherein said plurality of nucleic acid sequences comprise a mixture of cDNA, RNA, and gDNA sequences, thereby providing a second plurality of barcoded nucleic acid sequences; and
(d) performing a second pore sequencing reaction on said second plurality of barcoded nucleic acid sequences, wherein said second pore sequencing reaction is performed on said sequencing apparatus comprising said flow cell, thereby reusing said flow cell.

US Pat. No. 10,246,701

MULTIPLEXED DIGITAL QUANTITATION OF REARRANGED LYMPHOID RECEPTORS IN A COMPLEX MIXTURE

ADAPTIVE BIOTECHNOLOGIES ...

1. A method for estimating an absolute abundance of individual T cell or B cell clones in a biological sample, comprising:A) distributing a biological sample from a human subject comprising T cells and/or B cells or DNA isolated from the T cells and/or B cells in the biological sample to a plurality of wells on a multi-well plate;
B) amplifying rearranged T cell receptor (TCR) or immunoglobulin (IG) complementarity determining region 3 (CDR3) regions of the T cells and/or B cells in each well in a multiplex polymerase chain reaction (PCR) to obtain a first set of amplicons, wherein the multiplex PCR is performed with a plurality of V region specific primers and a plurality of J region specific primers such that the plurality of V region and J region specific primers amplify substantially all combinations of the V and J segments of the CDR3 regions of the T cells and/or B cells, and wherein the V region specific primers and/or the plurality of J region specific primers comprise a unique amplicon specific barcode;
C) amplifying the first set of amplicons in a second PCR using tailing primers comprising a unique well-specific barcode for each well of the multi-well plate to obtain a second set of amplicons;
D) sequencing by high-throughput sequencing the second set of amplicons to obtain a plurality of barcoded sequencing reads;
E) identifying which well of the multi-well plate the barcoded reads are located in by identifying the unique well-specific barcodes on each of the sequencing reads; and
F) estimating the absolute abundance of individual T cell or B cell clones having a particular TCR or IG-CDR3 region in the biological sample by application of likelihood (L) model equation (1) for probability P that w number of W total wells will contain a T cell or a B cell clone, wherein the w represents the number of wells containing a well-specific barcode, W represents the total number of wells in the multi-well plate, and n represents the total number of cells inputted into the wells:
wherein the absolute abundance of individual T cell or B cell clones in the sample reflects the human subject's immune status.

US Pat. No. 10,246,670

AZEOTROPE-LIKE COMPOSITION CONTAINING FLUORINATED OLEFIN AS COMPONENT

Central Glass Company, Li...

1. An azeotrope (or azeotrope-like) composition comprising: (Z)-1,2-dichloro-3,3,3-trifluoropropene (1223Z) and (E)-1,2-dichloro-3,3,3-trifluoropropene (1223E).

US Pat. No. 10,246,662

PIGMENTED, FINE-STRUCTURED, TRIBOLOGICAL COMPOSITE MATERIAL

Leibniz-Institut fuer Neu...

1. A composition for producing a tribological composite material, comprising:a) at least one platelet-shaped, solid-state lubricant;
b) at least one type of inorganic, platelet-shaped pigment particles;
c) at least one surface-active compound possessing at least one hydrophilic group and at least one hydrophobic group; and
d) a curable binder system comprising at least one organic polymer or oligomer having one or more functional groups, or a precursor thereof,
wherein the pigment particles comprise transition metal oxides and form bonds to the at least one hydrophilic group of the at least one surface-active compound, resulting in a quasi-transfer film in interlayers between the solid-state lubricant and the pigment particles.

US Pat. No. 10,246,650

CATALYTIC CRACKING FRACTIONATION AND ABSORPTION STABILIZATION SYSTEM, AND ENERGY SAVING METHOD THEREOF

Tianjin University, Tian...

1. A catalytic cracking fractionation and absorption-stabilization system of an oil refinery, wherein heat is extracted from the top of a main fractionating tower (1) by a first waste heat refrigerator (3) to serve as a refrigerator driving heat source after heat extraction so as to cool naphtha; rich gas (28) at the top of the main fractionating tower enters into a compressor for compression, the compressed rich gas is mixed with rich gasoline (30) discharged from the bottom of an absorber and desorbed gas (31) discharged from the top of a desorber to form a mixture, and the mixture enters into a gas-liquid separation tank (8) to reduce the phase splitting temperature therein after being cooled in a second waste heat refrigerator (7); a diesel oil tower (2) is arranged on the siding of the main fractionating tower (1), after the diesel oil discharged from the bottom of the diesel oil tower (2) exchanges heat with a diesel oil heat exchanger (11), the residual waste heat is used for generating power by a waste heat generator; in an absorption-stabilization system, two absorber intermediate heat exchangers (21) serially connected are arranged on each side edge of an absorber (9) and are serially connected with a third waste heat refrigerator (14) that is driven by the waste heat of the stable gasoline by pipelines so as to extract the heat discharged by the absorber in time during absorption and control low temperature absorption of the absorber; a residual pressure generator is connected to the top of a reabsorber (10) to generate power by the medium and low residual pressure of dry gas (32) at the top; a liquid phase at the bottom of a stabilizer (18) preheats the feedstock by a feedstock heat exchanger and is entered into the third waste heat refrigerator, a part of the discharge is extracted as product gasoline (34), and the other part enters into the third waste heat refrigerator to be refrigerated and cooled and returns to the top of the absorber from the third waste heat refrigerator to serve as circulating gasoline (35); and the residual pressure generator and the third waste heat generator generate electricity which is respectively conveyed into a grid by electric wires, and the power supply used by the compressor is led out from the grid by an electric wire.

US Pat. No. 10,246,595

COMBINATORIAL MATERIALS ARCHITECTURE AND PROCESS FOR TEXTILES AND RELATED APPLICATIONS

NanoMech, Inc., Springda...

1. A treated, flame-retardant substrate material complex, the complex consisting essentially of:a. a plurality of inorganic crystallites, each having a surface, wherein the plurality of inorganic crystallites comprises at least one of (a) a plurality of phosphorous-containing crystallites and (b) a plurality of nitrogen-containing crystallites; and
b. a plurality of functional particles deposited on the surface of at least a portion of the plurality of inorganic crystallites, wherein the functional particles comprise a plurality of metallic deposits,
wherein a portion of the surface of the inorganic crystallites remains uncovered and further wherein a portion of the surface of the inorganic crystallites is in direct contact with another of the inorganic crystallites.

US Pat. No. 10,246,590

USE OF INDIGO DERIVATIVES FOR DYEING SYNTHETIC TEXTILES, NOVEL INDIGO DERIVATIVES AND PROCESS FOR DYEING SYNTHETIC TEXTILES

Sanko Tekstil Isletmeleri...

1. A method for dyeing synthetic textiles which comprises the use of indigo derivatives of Formula (I)
wherein:
R1 and R2 are, each independently, selected from hydrogen, a tert-butoxycarbonyl (t-Boc) and a fluorenylmethyloxycarbonyl (Fmoc) group, provided that R1 and R2 are not both hydrogen;
R3 and R4 are, each independently, selected from hydrogen, C1-4 alkyl, C1-4 alkoxy, halogen, NO2, CHO, and substituted phenyl, provided that R3 and R4 are not both hydrogen.

US Pat. No. 10,246,575

METAL-PLASTIC HYBRID COMPONENT

Evonik Degussa GmbH, Ess...

1. A polymer composition, comprising:a) from 50 to 99.7% by weight of at least one polymer having a molecular weight of 15,000 to 70,000 selected from the group consisting of polyamides, polyaryl ether ketones, and mixtures thereof, and
b) from 0.3 to 20% by weight of one or more additives of the formula (I):
MaM?bDcD?d  (I)
wherein
M=[R3SiO1/2]
M?=[R?R2SiO1/2]
D=[R2SiO2/2],
D?=[R?RSiO2/2]
wherein each R is independently selected from the group consisting of H, alkyl moieties having from 1 to 12 C atoms and a phenyl moiety, and each R? is independently a moiety having a structure of formula (II), formula (III) or formula (IV),
wherein formula (II) is an alkylamino moiety

wherein x=from 1 to 20 and R? is selected from the group consisting of H and an alkyl moiety having from 1 to 12 C atoms,
formula (III) is a (trialkoxysilyl)methylene moiety

wherein R?? is an alkyl moiety having from 1 to 4 C atoms,
and formula (IV) is an epoxycyclohexylalkyl moiety

wherein y=from 1 to 4,
wherein the indices are
a=from 0 to 2
b=from 0 to 2
c=from 10 to 500
d=from 0 to 50
a+b=2 and
b+d?2, and
wherein the proportions of all constituents of the composition give a total of 100% by weight.

US Pat. No. 10,246,571

POLYFUNCTIONAL AMINES WITH HYDROPHOBIC MODIFICATION FOR CONTROLLED CROSSLINKING OF LATEX POLYMERS

Ennis Paint, Inc., Thoma...

1. A polyfunctional amine comprising recurring units derived from the reaction of one bi- or tri-glycidyl moiety and a single, di-, or tri-functional amino monomer(s), or combination of, mono/tri, mono/tetra, bi/bi, bi/tri, bi/tetra, tri/tri, tri/tetra, and tetra/tetra functional amino monomers resulting in one or more polyfunctional amines
wherein I-x-2-b? is a hydrophobic crosslinking agent and comprises at least three pH responsive amino group sites configured to accept or release proton(s) in response to a change in pH, and comprises at least one NH and/or one —NH2 site providing reactive sites for hydrophobic compounds that introduce at least one hydrophobic moiety into hydrophobic modifications of I-x-b-2? structures represented by formulae I-x-b-2? a, I-x-b-2?b, I-x-b-2?c and I-x-b-2?d:

wherein said structures of formulae I-x-b-2?a, I-x-b-2?b, I-x-b-2?c and I-x-b-2?d have at least one hydrophobic moiety introduced into said structures from the group consisting of: hydrophobic epoxides, hydrophobic glycidyl ethers and hydrophobic (meth)acrylates.

US Pat. No. 10,246,555

POLYIMIDE COPOLYMER OLIGOMER, POLYIMIDE COPOLYMER, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING EACH OF SAME

Somar Corporation, Tokyo...

1. A polyimide copolymer obtained by copolymerizing (A) 3,3?,4,4?-biphenyltetracarboxylic dianhydride with (B) at least one diamine and/or diisocyanate represented by the following Formulae (1) or (2):
(wherein, X represents an amino group or an isocyanate group; R1 to R4 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms, an alkenyl group having 2 to 4 carbon atoms or an alkoxy group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms; and at least one of said R1 to R4 is not a hydrogen atom), and in which (C) a second acid dianhydride and/or (D) a second diamine and/or diisocyanate is/are further copolymerized, wherein (D) the second diamine and/or diisocyanate is different from the diamine and/or diisocyanate (B) and is selected from the following formulae (5) to (14)

wherein, X represents an amino group or an isocyanate group; R11 to R14 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms, an alkenyl group having 2 to 4 carbon atoms, an alkoxy group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms, a hydroxyl group, a carboxy group or a trifluoromethyl group; R21 to R24 each independently represent an alkyl group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms or a phenyl group; Y represents in formula (8) and Y and Z each represent in formulae (9),

wherein R31 and R32 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms, an alkenyl group having 2 to 4 carbon atoms, an alkoxy group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms, a hydroxyl group, a carboxy group or a trifluoromethyl group); and Y represents, in formula (7)

wherein R31 and R32 each independently represent an alkyl group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms, an alkenyl group having 2 to 4 carbon atoms, an alkoxy group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms, a hydroxyl group, a carboxy group or a trifluoromethyl group), and
wherein (C), the second acid dianhydride is pyromellitic dianhydride, 4,4?-oxydiphthalic dianhydride, 2,2?-bis[(dicarboxyphenoxy)phenyl]propane dianhydride or ethylene glycol-bis-trimellitic anhydride ester,
wherein the polyimide copolymer is not obtained by copolymerizing with 3,3?,4,4?-benzophenonetetracarboxylic dianhydride, and
wherein two of said R1 to R4 are ethyl groups and the other two are a methyl group and a hydrogen atom.

US Pat. No. 10,246,547

PROCESSES FOR OBTAINING A POLYOL FROM PALM OIL, POLYOLS OBTAINED FROM THE PROCESSES, PRODUCTS DERIVED FROM SUCH POLYOL AND THEIR METHOD OF PREPARATION

INDUSTRIAL AGRARIA LA PAL...

1. A method for the production of polyol from palm oil, characterized by comprising the following steps:a. mixing a source of palm oil with formic acid in the presence of heat;
b. adding hydrogen peroxide to the mixture of step a) and shake to obtain a reaction product of step b);
c. washing the reaction product of step b) with water at a temperature between 55° C. and 65° C. to obtain a product of step c);
d. washing the product obtained in the step c) with 5% sodium bicarbonate to obtain a product of reaction of step d);
e. washing the product of reaction of step d) with water at a temperature between 55° C. and 65° C. to obtain a product of step e);
f. washing the product obtained in step e) with 5% sodium chloride to obtain an aqueous phase and an organic phase;
g. discarding the aqueous phase obtained in step f) to obtain an epoxidized oil;
h. mixing the epoxidized oil obtained in step g) with glycerol and a catalyst, in the presence of heat and agitation, wherein the catalyst is sodium hydroxide;
i. neutralizing the sodium hydroxide catalyst with drops of phosphoric acid to avoid the formation of soap; and
j. obtaining the polyol resulting in a hydroxyl number between 400 and 440 mg KOH/g sample,
wherein step h) has a reaction temperature that varies between 170° C. and 190° C. and has a time of reaction that varies between 40 and 50 minutes.

US Pat. No. 10,246,535

METHODS OF CATALYST ACTIVATION

FINA TECHNOLOGY, INC., H...

1. A method comprising:preparing a multi-component catalyst system comprising a catalyst and a cocatalyst; and
adjusting a level of at least one component of the multi-component catalyst system to maintain a user-desired level of catalyst activity throughout a polymerization process;
wherein the at least one component comprises a catalyst activator, and wherein the catalyst activator comprises the catalyst.

US Pat. No. 10,246,522

CELLULOSE PARTICULATE MATERIAL

CELLUCOMP LIMITED, Burnt...

1. A process for preparing cellulose-containing particulate material which has a viscosity at a concentration of 1 dry wt % in water of less than 2500 cps, the process comprising the steps of:contacting herbaceous plant material with a peroxide reagent and water;
(ii) heating the mixture from (i) to a temperature of from 30 to 110° C. and maintaining said mixture at a temperature of from 30 to 110° C. until the pH of the mixture has dropped by at least 2 pH units;
(iii) isolating the cellulose-containing particles; and
(iv) reducing the water content of the product of step (iii).

US Pat. No. 10,246,487

AZAINDOLINE COMPOUNDS AS GRANZYME B INHIBITORS

viDA Therapeutics Inc., ...

1. A compound having Formula (I):
or a stereoisomer, tautomer, or pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein:
R1 is a heteroaryl group selected from
(a) 1,2,3-triazolyl, and
(b) 1,2,3,4-tetrazolyl;
n is 1 or 2;
R2a and R2b are independently selected from hydrogen and C1-C6 alkyl;
R2c at each occurrence is independently selected from
(a) hydrogen,
(b) halogen,
(c) C1-C6 alkyl,
(d) —XR11, wherein X is selected from O, C(?O), S, S?O, or S(?O)2,
(e) —C(?O)N(R12)(R13),
(f) —N(R11)(R12)(R13),
(g) —N—C(?O)—R11, and
(h) —N—C(?O)O—R11,
wherein R11, R12, and R13 are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 heteroalkyl, C2-C6 alkenyl, C6-C10 aryl, aralkyl, and C3-C10 heteroaryl;
m is 1, 2, or 3;
R3 is selected from
(a) hydrogen,
(b) C1-C4 alkyl optionally substituted with a carboxylic acid, carboxylate, or carboxylate C1-C8 ester group, an amide optionally substituted with an alkylheteroaryl group, or a heteroaryl group;
Z is an acyl group selected from the group

 wherein
Y is hydrogen, heterocycle, —NH2, or C1-C4 alkyl;
R4 is selected from
(i) C1-C12 alkyl,
(ii) C1-C6 heteroalkyl optionally substituted with C1-C6 alkyl,
(iii) C3-C6 cycloalkyl,
(iv) C6-C10 aryl,
(v) heterocyclyl,
(vi) C3-C10 heteroaryl,
(vii) aralkyl, and
(viii) heteroalkylaryl;
R5 is heteroaryl or C(?O)—R10,
wherein R10 is selected from
(i) C1-C12 alkyl optionally substituted with C6-C10 aryl, C1-C10 heteroaryl, amino, or carboxylic acid,
(ii) C1-C10 heteroalkyl optionally substituted with C1-C6 alkyl or carboxylic acid,
(iii) C3-C6 cycloalkyl optionally substituted with C1-C6 alkyl, optionally substituted C6-C10 aryl, optionally substituted C3-C10 heteroaryl, amino, or carboxylic acid,
(iv) C6-C10 aryl optionally substituted with C1-C6 alkyl, optionally substituted C6-C10 aryl, optionally substituted C3-C10 heteroaryl, amino, or carboxylic acid,
(v) heterocyclyl,
(vi) C3-C10 heteroaryl,
(vii) aralkyl, and
(viii) heteroalkylaryl.

US Pat. No. 10,246,481

BILE ACID DERIVATIVES AND METHODS FOR SYNTHESIS AND USE

CITY OF HOPE, Duarte, CA...

1. A method of synthesizing a compound having the following structure,
the method comprising,
(i) contacting a compound of formula (II)

 wherein R11 is R11A or R11B, with an oxidizing reagent to provide a compound of formula (III-A) or (III-B),

 or

(ii) when the product of step (i) has a structure according to formula (III-A), contacting the compound of formula (III-A) with an alcohol protecting agent to provide a compound of formula (III-B);
(iii) contacting a compound of formula (III-B) with an alkylating agent in the presence of a sterically hindered base to provide a compound of formula (IV),

(iv) optionally contacting the compound of formula (IV) with an alcohol deprotecting agent to provide a compound of formula (IV-A),

(v) treatment of the compound of formula (IV) or (IV-A) with a reducing agent to provide a compound of formula (I) or (I-A),

 or

 and
(vi) when the product of step (v) has a structure according to formula (I-A), contacting the compound of formula with an alcohol deprotecting agent to provide a compound of formula (I-A);
wherein,
L1 is —C(O)—, —C(O)O—, —C(O)NH—, or —CH2—;
R1 is hydrogen, halogen, —N3, —CF3, —CCl3, —CBr3, —CI3, —CN, —CHO, —OR1A, —NHR1A, —COOH, —CONH2, —NO2, —SH, —SO2Cl, —SO3H, —SO4H, —SO2NH2, —NHNH2, —ONH2, —NHC(O)NHNH2, substituted or unsubstituted alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted heteroalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted heterocycloalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted aryl, or substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryl, or a carboxylate protecting group;
R2 is hydrogen or unsubstituted alkyl;
R3 is hydrogen, unsubstituted alkyl, or —OR3A;
R4 is hydrogen, unsubstituted alkyl, or —OR4A;
R5 is hydrogen, unsubstituted alkyl, or —OR5A;
R6 is hydrogen, unsubstituted alkyl, or —OR6A;
R7 is hydrogen, unsubstituted alkyl, or —OR7A;
R8 is hydrogen, unsubstituted alkyl, or —OR8A;
R9 is hydrogen, unsubstituted alkyl, or —OR9A;
R10 is hydrogen, unsubstituted alkyl, or —OR10A;
R11A is hydrogen;
R11B is an alcohol protecting group;
R12 is hydrogen, unsubstituted alkyl, or —OR12A;
R13 is unsubstituted alkyl;
R1A, R3A, R4A, R5A, R6A, R7A, R8A, R9A, R10A, R12A and R13A are independently hydrogen, unsubstituted alkyl, or an alcohol protecting group.

US Pat. No. 10,246,475

MULTIDENTATE DINUCLEAR CYCLOMETALLATED PLATINUM COMPLEXES CONTAINING N-(PYRIMIDIN-2-YL)-CARBAZOLE AND ITS ANALOGUES

ZHEJIANG UNIVERSITY OF TE...

1. A compound of Formula I:
wherein each of L1 and L2 is independently a six-membered carbocyclic, heterocyclic, heteroaryl ring;
wherein each of Y1, Y2, Y3 independently comprises N and C;
wherein V1, V2, V3, V4, V5, V6, V7 and V8 are coordinated with M1 or M2 and each independently comprises N and C; and at least two of V1, V2, V3 and V4 are N, at least two of V5, V6, V7 and V8 are N;
wherein each of A1 and A2 is independently selected from the group consisting O, S, CH2, CD2, CRaRb, C?O, SiRaRb, GeH2, GeRaRb, NH, NRc, PH, PRc, RcP?O, AsRc, RcAs?O, S?O, SO2, Se, Se?O, SeO2, BH, BRc, RcBi?O, BiH, or BiRc;
wherein each of X, X1 and X2 is independently selected from the group consisting N, B, CH, CD, CRa, SiH, SiD, SiRa, GeH, GeD, GeRd, P, P?O, As, As?O, Bi or Bi?O;
wherein R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7, R8 and R9 may represent mono-, di, tri, tetra-substitutions, or no substitution, and R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7, R8, R9, Ra, Rb, Rc and Rd are independently selected from the group consisting hydrogen, deuterium, aryl, cycloalkyl, cycloalkenyl, heterocyclyl, heteroaryl, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, halogen, hydroxyl, thiol, nitro, cyano, amino, a mono- or di-alkylamino, a mono- or diaryl amino, alkoxy, aryloxy, haloalkyl, aralkyl, ester, nitrile, isonitrile, heteroary, alkoxycarbonyl, acylamino, alkoxycarbonylamino, aryloxycarbonylamino, sulfonylamino, sulfamoyl, carbamoyl, alkylthio, sulfinyl, ureido, phosphoramide, amercapto, sulfo, carboxyl, hydrzino, substituted silyl, or any conjugate or combination thereof; Two or more adjacent R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7, R8 and R9 are optionally joined to form a fused ring;
wherein Ra, Rb, Rc and Rd may represent mono-, di, tri, tetra-substitutions, or no substitution, and Ra, Rb, Rc and Rd are independently selected from the group consisting hydrogen, deuterium, aryl, cycloalkyl, cycloalkenyl, heterocyclyl, heteroaryl, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, halogen, hydroxyl, thiol, nitro, cyano, amino, a mono- or di-alkylamino, a mono- or diaryl amino, alkoxy, aryloxy, haloalkyl, aralkyl, ester, nitrile, isonitrile, heteroary, alkoxycarbonyl, acylamino, alkoxycarbonylamino, aryloxycarbonylamino, sulfonylamino, sulfamoyl, carbamoyl, alkylthio, sulfinyl, ureido, phosphorannide, annercapto, sulfo, carboxyl, hydrzino, substituted silyl, or any conjugate or combination thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,246,465

ALKYL DERIVATIVES OF 1-OXA-4,9-DIAZASPIRO UNDECANE COMPOUNDS HAVING MULTIMODAL ACTIVITY AGAINST PAIN

LABORATORIOS DEL DR. ESTE...

1. A compound of Formula I
wherein
R1 is substituted or unsubstituted C1-6 alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted C2-6 alkenyl, substituted or unsubstituted C2-6 alkynyl, substituted or unsubstituted C3-6 cycloalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted C4-7 alkylcycloalkyl,
wherein the cycloalkyl in R1, if substituted, also in alkylcycloalkyl, is substituted with substituents selected from the group consisting of —R4??, halogen, —SR4??, —CN, haloalkyl, and —NR4??R4??,
wherein the alkyl, alkenyl and alkynyl in R1, if substituted, are substituted with substituents selected from the group consisting of halogen, —CN, and haloalkyl;
R2 is substituted or unsubstituted monocyclic aryl or substituted or unsubstituted monocyclic heterocyclyl,
wherein the aryl or heterocyclyl in R2, if substituted, is substituted with substituents selected from the group consisting of —R4, —OR4, halogen, ?O, —OCH2CH2OH, —SR4, —S(O)R4, —S(O)2R4, —CN, haloalkyl, -haloalkoxy, —NR4R4??, —NO2, —NR4C(O)R4?, —NR4SO2R4?, —C(O)OR4, —C(O)NR4R4?, —NR4C(O)NR4?R4?, —S(O)2NR4R4?, and —NR4S(O)2NR4?R4?,
R3 is substituted or unsubstituted C1-6 alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted C2-6 alkenyl, substituted or unsubstituted C2-6 alkynyl, substituted or unsubstituted C3-6 cycloalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted C4-7 alkylcycloalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted C4-7 alkylaryl, substituted or unsubstituted C3-6 aryl, substituted or unsubstituted C3-6 heterocyclyl or substituted or unsubstituted C4-7 alkylheterocyclyl,
wherein the aryl, heterocyclyl or cycloalkyl in R3, if substituted, also in alkylaryl, alkylcycloalkyl or alkylheterocyclyl, is substituted with substituents selected from the group consisting of —R4, —OR4, halogen, ?O, —OCH2CH2OH, —SR4, —S(O)R4, —S(O)2R4, —CN, haloalkyl, -haloalkoxy, —NR4R4??, —NO2, —NR4C(O)R4?, —NR4S(O)2R4?, —C(O)OR4, —C(O)NR4R4?, —NR4C(O)NR4?R4??, —S(O)2NR4R4?, and —NR4S(O)2NR4?R4??
and wherein the alkyl, alkenyl and alkynyl as defined in R3, if substituted, are substituted with substituents selected from —OR4, halogen, —CN, and haloalkyl,
R3? is hydrogen, unsubstituted C1-6 alkyl, unsubstituted C2-6 alkenyl or unsubstituted C2-6 alkynyl,
alternatively R3 and R3? taken together with the connecting C-atom form an substituted or unsubstituted C3-6 cycloalkyl,
wherein the cycloalkyl formed by R3 and R3? taken together with the connecting C-atom, if substituted, is substituted with substituents selected from the group consisting of —R4, —OR4, halogen, ?O, —OCH2CH2OH, —SR4, —S(O)R4, —S(O)2R4, —CN, haloalkyl, -haloalkoxy, —NR4R4??, —NO2, —NR4C(O)R4?, —NR4S(O)2R4?, —C(O)OR4, —C(O)NR4R4?, —NR4C(O)NR4?R4?, —S(O)2NR4R4?, and —NR4S(O)2NR4?R4?;
R4, R4? and R4? are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, substituted or unsubstituted C1-6 alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted C2-6 alkenyl or substituted or unsubstituted C2-6 alkynyl, substituted or unsubstituted C3-6 cycloalkyl,
wherein the cycloalkyl in R4, R4? or R4?, if substituted, is substituted with substituents selected from the group consisting of —R4??, halogen, —SR4??, —CN, haloalkyl, and —NR4??R4??,
wherein the alkyl, alkenyl and alkynyl in R4, R4? or R4?, if substituted, are substituted with substituents selected from the group consisting of halogen, —CN, and haloalkyl;
R4?? is hydrogen, unsubstituted C1-6 alkyl, unsubstituted C2-6 alkenyl, unsubstituted C2-6 alkynyl or -Boc;
optionally as a stereoisomer, a racemate or in form of a mixture of at least two stereoisomers, in any mixing ratio, or a corresponding salt thereof, or a corresponding solvate thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,246,464

THIENOPYRIMIDINE AND THIENOPYRIDINE COMPOUNDS AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVER...

1. A compound represented by the structure of Formula (4):or a salt thereof, wherein:R1, R2, R4, R5, R8, and Ra are independently selected from hydrogen, halogen, —OR20, —SR20, —N(R20)2, —N(R20)C(O)R20, —C(O)R20, —C(O)OR20, —C(O)N(R20)2, —OC(O)R20, —S(O)2R20, —S(O)2N(R20)2, —N(R20)S(O)2R20, —NO2, —P(O)(OR20)2, —P(O)(R20)2, —OP(O)(OR20)2, —CN, C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, and C2-6 alkynyl, each of which is independently optionally substituted at each occurrence with one or more substituents selected from halogen, —OR20, —SR20, —N(R20)2, —N(R20)C(O)R20, —C(O)R20, —C(O)OR20, —C(O)N(R20)2, —OC(O)R20, —S(O)2R20, —S(O)2N(R20)2, —N(R20)S(O)2R20, —NO2, ?O, ?S, ?N(R20), —P(O)(OR20)2, —P(O)(R20)2, —OP(O)(OR20)2, —CN, C3-10 carbocycle, and 3- to 10-membered heterocycle, or two substituents on the same carbon atom of an C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, or C2-6 alkynyl come together to form a C3-10 carbocycle or 3- to 10-membered heterocycle; and C3-10 carbocycle and 3- to 10-membered heterocycle; wherein any C3-10 carbocycle and 3- to 10-membered heterocycle of R1, R2, R4, R5, R8, and Ra is independently optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from halogen, —OR20, —SR20, —N(R20)2, —N(R20)C(O)R20, —C(O)R20, —C(O)OR20, —C(O)N(R20)2, —OC(O)R20, —S(O)2R20, —S(O)2N(R20)2, —N(R20)S(O)2R20, —NO2, ?O, ?S, ?N(R20), —P(O)(OR20)2, —P(O)(R20)2, —OP(O)(OR20)2, —CN, C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, and C2-6 alkynyl;
R3 is selected from selected from hydrogen, —C(O)R20, —C(O)OR20, —C(O)N(R20)2, —S(O)2R20, —S(O)2N(R20)2, C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, and C2-6 alkynyl, each of which is independently optionally substituted at each occurrence with one or more substituents selected from halogen, —OR20, —SR20, —N(R20)2, —N(R20)C(O)R20, —C(O)R20, —C(O)OR20, —C(O)N(R20)2, —OC(O)R20, —S(O)2R20, —S(O)2N(R20)2, —N(R20)S(O)2R20, —NO2, ?O, ?S, ?N(R20), —P(O)(OR20)2, —P(O)(R20)2, —OP(O)(OR20)2, —CN, C3-10 carbocycle, and 3- to 10-membered heterocycle, or two substituents on the same carbon atom of an C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, or C2-6 alkynyl come together to form a C3-10 carbocycle or 3- to 10-membered heterocycle; and C3-10 carbocycle and 3- to 10-membered heterocycle; wherein any C3-10 carbocycle and 3- to 10-membered heterocycle of R3 is independently optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from halogen, —OR20, —SR20, —N(R20)2, —N(R20)C(O)R20, —C(O)R20, —C(O)OR20, —C(O)N(R20)2, —OC(O)R20, —S(O)2R20, —S(O)2N(R20)2, —N(R20)S(O)2R20, —NO2, ?O, ?S, ?N(R20), —P(O)(OR20)2, —P(O)(R20)2, —OP(O)(OR20)2, —CN, C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, and C2-6 alkynyl;
R6 is independently selected at each occurrence from halogen, —OR20, —SR20, —N(R20)2, —N(R20)C(O)R20, —C(O)R20, —C(O)OR20, —C(O)N(R20)2, —OC(O)R20, —S(O)2R20, —S(O)2N(R20)2, —N(R20)S(O)2R20, —NO2, —P(O)(OR20)2, —P(O)(R20)2, —OP(O)(OR20)2, —CN, C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, and C2-6 alkynyl, each of which is independently optionally substituted at each occurrence with one or more substituents selected from halogen, —OR20, —SR20, —N(R20)2, —N(R20)C(O)R20, —C(O)R20, —C(O)OR20, —C(O)N(R20)2, —OC(O)R20, —S(O)2R20, —S(O)2N(R20)2, —N(R20)S(O)2R20, —NO2, ?O, ?S, ?N(R20), —P(O)(OR20)2, —P(O)(R20)2, —OP(O)(OR20)2, —CN, C3-10 carbocycle, and 3- to 10-membered heterocycle, or two substituents on the same carbon atom of an C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, or C2-6 alkynyl come together to form a C3-10 carbocycle or 3- to 10-membered heterocycle; and C3-10o carbocycle and 3- to 10-membered heterocycle; wherein any C3-10 carbocycle and 3- to 10-membered heterocycle of R6 is independently optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from halogen, —OR20, —SR20, —N(R20)2, —N(R20)C(O)R20, —C(O)R20, —C(O)OR20, C(O)N(R20)2, —OC(O)R20, —S(O)2R20, —S(O)2N(R20)22, —N(R20)S(O)2R20, —NO2, ?O, ?S, ?N(R20), —P(O)(OR20)2, —P(O)(R20)2, —OP(O)(OR20)2, —CN, C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, and C2-6 alkynyl;
R20 at each occurrence is independently selected from hydrogen; C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, and C2-6 alkynyl, each of which is independently optionally substituted at each occurrence with one or more substituents selected from halogen, —OR30, —SR30, —N(R30)2, —N(R30)C(O)R30, —C(O)R30, —C(O)OR30, —C(O)N(R30)2, —OC(O)R30, —S(O)2R30, —S(O)2N(R30)2, —N(R30)S(O)2R30, —NO2, —P(O)(OR30)2, —P(O)(R30)2, —OP(O)(OR30)2, and —CN; and 3- to 10-membered heterocycle and C3-10 carbocycle;
R30 at each occurrence is independently selected from hydrogen, C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, and C2-6 alkynyl;
Y is N or C(Ra);
L is absent or selected from alkylene and heteroalkylene;
s is selected from 0, 1, 2, 3, and 4;
R7a is -G-V-R9a:
G is selected from alkylene, heteroalkylene, C3-12 carbocycle, 3- to 12-membered heterocycle, and combinations thereof, wherein G is optionally substituted with one or more R32 groups;
V is selected from a C3-12 carbocycle, and 3- to 12-membered heterocycle;wherein V is optionally substituted with one or more R32 groups;R9a is selected from halogen, —SR20, —N(R20)2, —N(R20)C(O)R20, —C(O)OR20, —OC(O)R20, —N(R20)S(O)2R20, —NO2, =S, =N(R20), —P(O)(OR20)2, —P(O)(R20)2, —OP(O)(OR20)2, —CN, C2-6 alkenyl, and C2-6 alkynyl, each of which is independently optionally substituted at each occurrence with one or more substituents selected from halogen, —OR20, —SR20, —N(R20)2, —N(R20)C(O)R20, —C(O)R20, —C(O)OR20, —C(O)N(R20)2, —OC(O)R20, —S(O)2R20, —S(O)2N(R20)2, —N(R20)S(O)2R20, —NO2, ?O, ?S, ?N(R20), —P(O)(OR20)2, —P(O)(R20)2, —OP(O)(OR20)2, —CN, C3-10 carbocycle, and 3- to 10-membered heterocycle; C3-10 carbocycle and 3- to 10-membered heterocycle; or two R32 on the same carbon atom can come together to form a C3-10 carbocycle or 3- to 10-membered heterocycle, wherein each C3-10 carbocycle and 3- to 10-membered heterocycle of R32 is independently optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from halogen, —OR20, —SR20, —N(R20)2, —N(R20)C(O)R20, —C(O)R20, —C(O)OR20, —C(O)N(R20)2, —OC(O)R20, —S(O)2R20, —S(O)2N(R20)2, —N(R20)S(O)2R20, —NO2, ?O, ?S, ?N(R20), —P(O)(OR20)2, —P(O)(R20)2, —OP(O)(OR20)2, —CN, C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, and C2-6 alkynyl; and
R32 at each occurrence is selected from halogen, —OR20, —SR20, —N(R20)2, —N(R20)C(O)R20, —C(O)R20, —C(O)OR20, —C(O)N(R20)2, —OC(O)R20, —S(O)2R20, —S(O)2N(R20)2, —N(R20)S(O)2R20, —NO2, ?O, ?S, ?N(R20), —P(O)(OR20)2, —P(O)(R20)2, —OP(O)(OR20)2, —CN, C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, and C2-6 alkynyl, each of which is independently optionally substituted at each occurrence with one or more substituents selected from halogen, —OR20, —SR20, —N(R20)2, —N(R20)C(O)R20, —C(O)R20, —C(O)OR20, —C(O)N(R20)2, —OC(O)R20, —S(O)2R20, —S(O)2N(R20)2, —N(R20)S(O)2R20, —NO2, ?O, ?S, ?N(R20), —P(O)(OR20)2, —P(O)(R20)2, —OP(O)(OR20)2, —CN, C3-10 carbocycle, and 3- to 10-membered heterocycle; C3-10 carbocycle and 3- to 10-membered heterocycle; or two R32 on the same carbon atom can come together to form a C3-10 carbocycle or 3- to 10-membered heterocycle, wherein each C3-10 carbocycle and 3- to 10-membered heterocycle of R32 is independently optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from halogen, —OR20, —SR20, —N(R20)2, —N(R20)C(O)R20, —C(O)R20, —C(O)OR20, —C(O)N(R20)2, —OC(O)R20, —S(O)2R20, —S(O)2N(R20)2, —N(R20)S(O)2R20, —NO2, ?O, ?S, ?N(R20), —P(O)(OR20)2, —P(O)(R20)2, —OP(O)(OR20)2, —CN, C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, and C2-6 alkynyl.

US Pat. No. 10,246,451

PROPIONIC ACID DERIVATIVES AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

Aviara Pharmaceuticals, I...

1. A compound of formula I having a chemical structure of
wherein
R1 and R2 are independently hydrogen, halogen, C1-4 alkyl, C3-6 cycloalkyl, or arylalkyl;
R3 is hydroxyl or oxido paired with a pharmaceutically acceptable cation;
R4 is hydroxyl, C1-4 alkyoxy, or oxido paired with a pharmaceutically acceptable cation;
R5 is aryl, heteroaryl or arylalkyl which is substituted with one or more of C1-4 alkyl, alkoxy, aryloxy, halogen, haloalkoxy, —CF3, hydroxyl, —OCF3, aryl, —OCF2H, —OCF2CF2H, —O(C3-6 cycloalkyl), —OCH2CF3, thioalkoxy, dialkylamino, C3-6 cycloalkyl, haloalkyl;
X is CH2, O, or CF2;
R6 is C1-4 alkyl, aryl, heteroaryl which is substituted with one or more of C1-4 alkyl, alkoxy, aryloxy, halogen, haloalkoxy, —CF3, hydroxyl, —OCF3, aryl, —OCF2H, —OCF2CF2H, —O(C3-6 cycloalkyl), —OCH2CF3, thioalkoxy, dialkylamino, C3-6 cycloalkyl, haloalkyl; or
a pharmaceutically acceptable salt form or stereoisomer(s) thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,246,443

CYANOQUINOLINE DERIVATIVES

TIANJIN HEMAY ONCOLOGY PH...

1. A method for treating tumor in a mammal, comprising administering to the mammal a therapeutically effective amount of a compound of formula I, a stereoisomer thereof, a tautomer thereof, or a mixture thereof, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof,
wherein:
R1 is selected from the group consisting of substituted or unsubstituted alkenylacylamino and substituted or unsubstituted alkynylacylamino;
R2 and R3 are each independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, substituted or unsubstituted aralkyl, substituted or unsubstituted aryl, and substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryl; wherein R2 and R3 are not both hydrogen;
or R2 and R3 together with nitrogen atom to which they are attached form substituted or unsubstituted heterocyclyl; and
R4 is substituted or unsubstituted heterocyclyl or substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryl;
wherein the tumor is selected from the group consisting of sarcoma; sinus tumor; urogenital system cancer; esophageal cancer; liver cancer; kidney cancer; endocrine cancer; skin cancer; melanoma; and brain or central nervous system cancer.

US Pat. No. 10,246,436

6-MEMBERED AZA-HETEROCYCLIC CONTAINING DELTA-OPIOID RECEPTOR MODULATING COMPOUNDS, METHODS OF USING AND MAKING THE SAME

TREVENA, INC., King of P...

1. A compound having the formula of:or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,246,427

DERIVATIVES OF 1,2,3-TRIAZOLYL CYCLOHEXAN-1-OL AND ITS USE

UNIWERSYTET JAGIELLONSKI,...

1. The compound of the general formula:
wherein:
substituents in the aliphatic ring are in cis- or trans-relative configuration, and
R1 is one of the following substituents: —H, ?O, —OH, —OCH3, —NH2, —N(CH3)2, —NHCH3 —SH, or —SCH3
R2 is one of the following substituents: —H, ?O, —OH, —OCH3, —NH2, —N(CH3)2, —NHCH3 —SH, or —SCH3
n is an integer from 0 to 3
R3 is an alkyl chain containing 1-3 carbon atoms,
R4 is an alkyl chain containing 1-3 carbon atoms,
or
substituents in the aliphatic ring are in cis- or trans-relative configuration, and
R1 is one of the following substituents: —H, ?O, —OH, —OCH3, —NH2, —N(CH3)2, —NHCH3 —SH, or —SCH3
R2 is one of the following substituents: —H, ?O, —OH, —OCH3, —NH2, —N(CH3)2, —NHCH3 —SH, or —SCH3
n is an integer from 0 to 3
and R3 and R4 together with the nitrogen atom form one of the systems presented below:

wherein R is the remaining part of the molecule described above.

US Pat. No. 10,246,425

3,5-DIAMINO-6-CHLORO-N-(N-(4-PHENYLBUTYL)CARBAMIMIDOYL) PYRAZINE-2-CARBOXAMIDE COMPOUNDS

Parion Sciences, Inc., D...

1. A method for blocking sodium channels in a subject or a cell comprising administering to the subject or cell a compound of the formula:or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein:Ar is a moiety selected from the group of:

X is selected from —CH2—, —O—, and —S—;
R1 and R2 are independently selected from H and C1-C6 alkyl; or R1 and R2 together with the nitrogen atom to which they are bound form a 5-membered or 6-membered heterocyclic ring optionally containing one additional ring heteroatom selected from N and O;
R3 is an alkyl group having from 3 to 8 carbon atoms or a polyhydroxylated alkyl group having from 3 to 8 carbon atoms;
R4 is a polyhydroxylated alkyl group having from 3 to 8 carbon atoms; and
R5 is selected from H and C1-C3 alkyl.

US Pat. No. 10,246,313

PRECAST CONCRETE PIT

Vehicle Service Group, LL...

1. A vehicle lift assembly at least partially installed below ground, wherein the vehicle lift assembly comprises:(i) a precast vault assembly configured to be placed at least partially into a trench, wherein the precast vault assembly comprises:
(a) a precast slab configured to be placed within a bottom portion of the trench, wherein the precast slab comprises a floor surface, and
(b) at least one precast wall associated with the precast slab such that the at least one precast wall extends above the precast slab, wherein at least a portion of one of the at least one precast wall extends below the floor surface of the precast slab, wherein the at least one precast wall defines an open top and an open bottom such that the at least one precast wall defines a hollow interior, and wherein the at least one precast wall defines an internal plumbing conduit; and
(ii) a vehicle actuation assembly, wherein the vehicle actuation assembly is at least partially housed within the hollow interior, wherein the internal plumbing conduit is configured for routing one or more service connections to the vehicle actuation assembly housed within the hollow interior, and wherein the vehicle actuation assembly comprises:
(a) a jack frame configured to be fixed relative to the precast vault assembly, and
(b) an actuation member associated with the jack frame, wherein the actuation member is configured to lift a vehicle from a lowered position to a raised position.

US Pat. No. 10,246,260

RETURN DEVICE FOR EMPTIES

Wincor Nixdorf Internatio...

1. A return device for empties, comprising:a device housing which has a housing wall;
an empties-introduction opening which is configured in the housing wall and by way of which empties are introducible along an introduction direction into the return device for empties;
a conveying mechanism which is disposed in the device housing and by which empties that have been introduced by way of the empties-introduction opening can be conveyed away, wherein the conveying mechanism has an empties-receptacle portion which faces the empties-introduction opening and by way of which the empties emanating from the empties-introduction opening reach the conveying mechanism, wherein the empties-receptacle portion is disposed so as to be adjacent to the empties-introduction opening and spaced apart therefrom in the introduction direction such that a gap that is defined by the spacing is present between the empties-introduction opening and the empties-receptacle portion;
an optical detection device which is disposed in the device housing so as to be adjacent to the empties-introduction opening and so as to be at least partially about the latter, so as to be able to optically detect in an at least substantially encircling manner empties that are introduced by way of the empties-introduction opening; and
a web which in the introduction direction extends in a region between a lower portion of the empties-introduction opening and the empties-receptacle portion of the conveying mechanism, so as to on account thereof be able to serve as a bearing for the empties that in the introduction direction at least partially bridges the gap,
wherein the web is fixedly connected to the housing wall and extends from the lower portion of the empties-introduction opening in the direction toward the empties-receptacle portion.

US Pat. No. 10,246,199

LIGHTING DEVICE FOR AIRCRAFT ALLOWING THE INTEGRATION OF ADDITIONAL FUNCTIONS AT ITS CENTER

Zodiac Aero Electric, Mo...

1. A Light Emitting Diode (LED) light for an aircraft, comprising:a hollow cylindrical body attached to the aircraft's exterior;
a plurality of LEDs, mounted in the hollow cylindrical body, to illuminate an area outside the aircraft; and
at least one reflector to receive light beams emitted by the LEDs and configured to direct the light beams in a lighting direction of the LED light,
wherein:
the LEDs are (i) mounted on a cylindrical support and (ii) disposed on an external peripheral wall of the support radially in the hollow cylindrical body, the cylindrical support having a polygonal contour;
at least one piece of equipment to execute an auxiliary function is mounted at a center of the support;
the at least one piece of equipment is selected from the group consisting of a radar and a sensor; and
the at least one piece of equipment and the LEDs are configured to function independently.

US Pat. No. 10,246,192

PASSENGER SEAT MODULE

PANASONIC AVIONICS CORPOR...

1. A passenger seat module for installation inside an airplane, comprising:an enclosure for installing within walls of the airplane, the enclosure including a front wall, a rear wall, a first side wall extending from the front wall to the rear wall on a first side of the module, and a second side wall extending from the front wall to the rear wall on a second side of the module opposite the first side, wherein the first side wall has an entrance opening for a passenger to enter or exit the module;
a seat positioned at a rear of the enclosure and facing toward a front of the enclosure;
a console positioned straight ahead in front of the seat such that the console opposes a front portion of the seat, the console slidably coupled to a pair of laterally spaced apart rails, the parallel rails extending longitudinally from the front of the module to proximate the front portion of the seat, the console slidable along the rails between the front of the module and proximate the front portion of the seat, the console having a table on a top surface of the console; and
a video monitor disposed in the console.

US Pat. No. 10,246,188

APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING STILL POSITION IN AIR

PRODRONE CO., LTD., Nago...

1. An apparatus for controlling a still position in the air, the apparatus comprising:a miniature unmanned aerial vehicle equipped with a plurality of rotors, the miniature unmanned aerial vehicle including an acceleration sensor and an angular velocity sensor and being able to keep its airframe horizontal;
a stationary plane from which and on which the miniature unmanned aerial vehicle takes off and lands; and
a plurality of string-like members which link the miniature unmanned aerial vehicle with the stationary plane and which are disposed in spaced places on the stationary plane, wherein:
lengths of the plurality of string-like members are adjusted before the miniature unmanned aerial vehicle ascends vertically from the stationary plane, such that the plurality of string-like members are stretched to their respective lengths to become tense when the miniature unmanned aerial vehicle has come to a specified position which is a given position in the air, only by ascending vertically from the stationary plane.

US Pat. No. 10,246,131

METHOD FOR CARRYING OUT A PARKING PROCESS OF A MOTOR VEHICLE INTO A TRANSVERSE PARKING SPACE, PARKING ASSISTANCE SYSTEM AND MOTOR VEHICLE

Valeo Schalter Und Sensor...

1. A method for performing a parking operation of a motor vehicle into a transverse parking space by means of a parking assistance system of the motor vehicle, comprising:capturing environmental information related to an environment of the motor vehicle by one or more sensors of the parking assistance system;
detecting the transverse parking space by a controller of the parking assistance system depending on the environmental information, and determining, by the controller, a parking trajectory between a current position and a target position;
transmitting control signals at least to a steering system of the motor vehicle; and
based upon one or more control signals received at the steering system, guiding the motor vehicle along the parking trajectory from the current position through an entry side of the transverse parking space into the transverse parking space,
wherein a rear boundary is detected by the parking assistance system based on the environmental information, the rear boundary at least partially bounds the transverse parking space on a rear side of the transverse parking space opposing the entry side of the transverse parking space in a longitudinal direction therealong, and a target orientation of the motor vehicle for the target position in the transverse parking space is determined based on the rear boundary,
wherein to determine the target orientation the controller examines if the transverse parking space is bounded by a lateral object in a transverse direction along the parking space based on the environmental information, and if the lateral object is detected, the target orientation is determined based on the rear boundary and based on the lateral object, and if the lateral object is not detected, the target orientation is determined solely based on the rear boundary, and
wherein the controller determines a difference between a position of the rear boundary assumed or determined in an original determination of the parking trajectory and a position of the rear boundary determined based on current environmental information, and wherein if the difference between the position of the rear boundary determined or assumed in the original determination of the parking trajectory and the position of the rear boundary determined based on the current environmental information exceeds a preset threshold, the parking trajectory is corrected or updated based on the current environmental information.

US Pat. No. 10,246,106

FLOORING INCORPORATING OPEN AND ENCLOSED AIR DUCTS

Union Pacific Railroad Co...

1. A floor comprising:a plurality of interconnected elongated flooring units;
wherein each of said elongated flooring units comprises an enclosed air duct, said enclosed air duct formed by a left web, a right web, a top flange, and a bottom flange;
wherein a cross-section of said enclosed air duct comprises a trapezoid, said top flange and said bottom flange comprising parallel sides of said trapezoid; and
wherein a material used to construct said flooring unit comprises aluminum.

US Pat. No. 10,246,047

SEAT BELT RETRACTOR AND SEAT BELT APPARATUS

JOYSON SAFETY SYSTEMS JAP...

1. A seat belt retractor comprising: a spool that retracts a webbing that restrains an occupant; a base frame that accommodates the spool while allowing the spool to rotate; and a lock mechanism that regulates rotation of the spool,wherein the lock mechanism includes a locking base disposed at an end portion of the spool, an opening which is formed in the base frame and through which the locking base is inserted, engagement teeth formed at an inner edge of the opening, and a pawl that is disposed outwardly movable in a radial direction relative to the locking base and that is engageable with the engagement teeth,
wherein the lock mechanism further includes a protect cover that includes a side wall portion disposed so as to cover a side portion of the locking base which faces to the engagement teeth a portion of the protect cover is inserted through the opening of the base frame, and,
wherein, the protect cover is a separate member from the locking base and protects the side portion of the locking base so as not to contact with the engagement teeth of the base frame when the spool is moved with respect to the base frame and decentered; and wherein the protect cover includes a ceiling portion disposed on a surface of the locking base, and wherein the side wall portion is formed along an outer circumference of the ceiling portion.

US Pat. No. 10,246,043

OVERHEAD AIRBAG ASSEMBLIES

Autoliv ASP, Inc., Ogden...

1. An airbag assembly comprising:a housing assembly to be mounted at one of a headrest and a seatback and above a vehicle occupant position of a vehicle;
an inflator; and
an inflatable cushion that defines a void that is configured to receive inflation gas from the inflator to expand the inflatable cushion from a packaged state within the housing assembly to a deployed state, wherein the inflatable cushion is configured to deploy around a portion of the vehicle occupant position, the inflatable cushion comprising:
a first lateral chamber to deploy at a first lateral side of the vehicle occupant position;
a second lateral chamber to deploy at a second lateral side disposed opposite of the first lateral side; and
a frontal chamber to deploy to be disposed between the first and second lateral chambers and forward of the vehicle occupant position, the frontal chamber configured to receive a head and at least a portion of a torso of a vehicle occupant moving from the vehicle occupant position in a forward direction relative to the vehicle during a vehicle impact event,
wherein the frontal chamber is configured to rotate forward independent of the first and second lateral chambers.

US Pat. No. 10,246,037

VEHICLE TELEMATICS OF VEHICLE CRASHES

Cambridge Mobile Telemati...

1. A method for automatically generating a documentation of a crash involving a vehicle, the method comprising:a processor executing instructions for receiving telematics data produced by one or more sensors associated with a telematics device at the vehicle, the sensors including at least one of an accelerometer, a speedometer, a barometer, a gyroscope, a compass, and a position sensor;
based on the telematics data, the processor executing instructions for determining a start time of the vehicle crash that is a beginning of a vehicle crash period and an end time of the vehicle crash period, the vehicle crash period including one or more impacts of the vehicle, the start time and the end time being determined based on comparisons of (a) features corresponding to values of telematics data in time segments of the telematics data with (b) predetermined thresholds for the features;
the processor executing instructions for determining, based on the telematics data, one or more metrics associated with the vehicle during the vehicle crash period; and
the processor automatically generating, based on the one or more metrics, a human-readable prose documentation of the vehicle crash comprising a narrative description of features of the vehicle crash during the vehicle crash period, the narrative description including one or more common phrases and one or more of the determined metrics, and
communicating the narrative human-readable prose documentation to a device for presentation in an audible form or a readable form to a user.

US Pat. No. 10,245,924

AUTOMATIC VEHICLE CABIN AIR FILTRATION SYSTEM

NIO USA, Inc., San Jose,...

1. A vehicle cabin air filtration system, comprising:an electronic air filter configured to remove unwanted particles from an air flow received from an exterior of the vehicle;
a location sensor configured to generate a signal indicative of a geographical location of the vehicle in an environment; and
a controller operatively connected to the electronic air filter and the sensor, the controller configured to:
receive the signal indicative of the geographical location of the vehicle from the sensor;
compare the geographical location of the vehicle to a known stored geographical location of a poor air quality zone in the environment; and
selectively activate or deactivate the electronic air filter based on the comparison.

US Pat. No. 10,245,919

FORCED COOLING OF VEHICLE AIR-CONDITIONING BLOWER MOTOR WITH AIRFLOW REGULATING RIBS

Valeo Japan Co., Ltd., S...

1. A vehicle air-conditioning apparatus comprising:a blower unit, the blower unit including:
a scroll casing including a first wall having an intake port; a second wall facing the first wall; and a peripheral wall connecting peripheral edge portions of the first wall and the second wall, and
an impeller rotatably provided in the scroll casing;
a motor having a revolving shaft configured to rotate the impeller and to be mounted on the second wall;
a blow-out flow channel provided between a bending end portion of the scroll casing and a tongue portion of the scroll casing; and
a motor cooling air introduction chamber provided outside the tongue portion, wherein:
the motor cooling air introduction chamber is in communication with the blow-out flow channel via an air intake port opening in a peripheral wall of the tongue portion facing the blow-out flow channel at a position more closer to the first wall side than an inner wall surface of the second wall,
the blow-out flow channel is provided with a plurality of airflow regulating ribs comprising a first rib and a second rib intersecting a blow-out plane formed by a blow-out port and facing the peripheral wall provided with the air intake port,
the plurality of airflow regulating ribs projects from an inner wall surface of the second wall and having a top portion in the blow-out flow channel, and
the plurality of airflow regulating ribs are arranged so that an upstream end of the first rib among the plurality of airflow regulating ribs is arranged at a position farther from the peripheral wall than a downstream end of the first rib provided the air intake port is located on the upstream side, the first rib approaching the peripheral wall from the upstream end to the downstream end,
wherein the first rib defines a first angle with the blow-out plane and the second rib defines a second angle with the blow-out plane, and
wherein the first angle is greater than the second angle.

US Pat. No. 10,245,782

METHOD FOR PRINTING A MODEL FOR 3D PRINTER

XYZPRINTING, INC., New T...

1. A method for printing a model used for a 3D printer including a printing platform, a 3D nozzle and a 2D nozzle, comprising:a) performing a slicing process on an outer-frame object for generating multiple slicing-route files of multiple printing layers;
b) performing the slicing process on a modeling object for generating multiple inkjet graphic files of the multiple printing layers, wherein the modeling object is different from the outer-frame object and the dimension of the outer-frame object is larger than the dimension of the modeling object in more than one direction;
c) controlling the 3D nozzle to eject a molding material on the printing platform according to the slicing-route file of one of the multiple printing layers in order to print a slicing object corresponding to the printing layer;
d) controlling the 2D nozzle to eject inks on the corresponding location of the slicing object according to the inkjet graphic file of the same printing layer in order to perform a coloring process on the inside of the printed slicing object;
e) determining if the printing layer is a last printing layer of the multiple printing layers; and
f) if the printing layer is not the last printing layer of the multiple printing layers, adjusting relative heights among the 3D nozzle, the 2D nozzle and the printing platform and re-executing from the step c to the step e in order to print the next printing layer.

US Pat. No. 10,245,759

MOULDING MACHINE AND PROCESS FOR FORMING A MOULD

UPCYCLE HOLDINGS LIMITED,...

1. A moulding machine comprising first and second non-complementary moulds, the first mould defining a female mould cavity and the second mould defining a flat moulding surface, wherein the first and second moulds are movable between a first position in which the moulds are apart and the female mould cavity and the flat moulding surface both face upwards, and a second position in which the moulds are brought together and the flat moulding surface faces into and closes the female mould cavity to form a completely enclosed cavity, and wherein each mould has a plurality of bores formed through it with an opening at each end configured for receiving flow of a mould cooling or heating fluid, and at least two of the bores are connected to each other by a block over the opening at one end of one bore and the opening at the end of another bore, the block having a mould facing surface and being formed with a groove defined on the mould facing surface which connects the openings to each other, wherein the or each groove is formed with a first end, a second end, and a constriction therebetween such that the flow path of the or each groove first narrows and then widens again between the first end and the second end, the constriction being configured to provide a venturi effect so that when the fluid passes through the constriction its velocity increases.

US Pat. No. 10,245,728

MONITORING SYSTEM

PMDTECHNOLOGIES AG, Sieg...

1. A monitoring system, comprising:at least one three-dimensional (3D) time-of-flight (TOF) camera configured to monitor a safety-critical area;
an evaluation unit configured to activate a safety function upon an entrance of at least one of an object and a person into the monitored area and to suppress the activation of the safety function where at least one clearance element is recognized as being present on the at least one of the object and the person, the at least one clearance element including a marking that is detectable by the at least one 3D TOF camera and identifies the at least one clearance element based on at least one of a specified optical property and a specified geometrical property of the marking.

US Pat. No. 10,245,690

DEVICE FOR HOLDING THE CONTROL CONSOLE OF A MACHINE TOOL

DMG MORI AKTIENGESELLSCHA...

1. Apparatus for use with a machine tool, comprising:an operating panel via which the machine tool can be controlled by a user,
and
a supporting arm supporting the operating panel and the supporting arm being mounted on the machine tool by means of a hinge in such a way that the supporting arm holding the operating panel can be pivoted relatively to the machine tool about a vertical axis of the hinge, wherein
the operating panel comprises a hinge element, which is held by the supporting arm, on which a display unit and an input unit of the operating panel are held, wherein the hinge element extends along a horizontal axis and the display unit and/or the input unit can be pivoted about the horizontal axis, and a first end portion of the hinge element is mounted on a connecting element which is provided at an end of the supporting arm,
two damping elements, which are arranged on opposite sides at the operating panel in such a way that the horizontal axis extends through both damping elements, wherein each of the damping elements is adapted to dampen an impact to the apparatus that occurs, because of the collision between the apparatus and the machine tool, when the supporting arm is pivoted with respect to the machine tool about a vertical axis,
a first damping element of the two damping elements is mounted on the connecting element and extends beyond the display unit and/or the input unit away from the operating panel in the direction of the horizontal axis, and
a second damping element of the two damping elements is arranged at a second end portion of the hinge element opposite to the first end portion and extends beyond the display unit and/or the input unit away from the operating panel, at the side opposite to the first damping element, in the direction of the horizontal axis.

US Pat. No. 10,245,620

PARCEL SORTING SYSTEM AND METHOD

Hangzhou Yameilijia Techn...

1. A parcel sorting system, comprising a parcel sorting device and a parcel collecting device, wherein the parcel sorting device is provided with a plurality of parcel checking inlets and a plurality of parcel outlets, and the parcel collecting device is located directly below the parcel sorting device; andthe plurality of parcel outlets on the parcel sorting device are respectively in communication with the parcel collecting device; the plurality of parcel outlets are respectively located at the middle and edges of the parcel sorting device; and the parcel collecting device is provided thereon with storage devices, with one storage device located at each of positions under parcel outlets, and an opening diameter of the storage device is greater than a diameter of the parcel outlets.

US Pat. No. 10,245,592

SAFETY AND CONTROL DEVICE, SYSTEM, AND METHOD THEREOF FOR A WASTE PROCESSING SYSTEM

Bandit Industries, Inc., ...

1. A control system comprising:a wood chipper having a powered cutting system, a hydraulically powered feed system, and an infeed tray comprising a feedforward side for receiving wood material and a rearward side opposite the feedforward side adapted to allow the wood material to enter the hydraulically powered feed system;
an actuator comprising an elongated bar mounted to the infeed tray of the wood chipper and extending between opposite sides near the feedforward side of the infeed tray with the actuator having at least a first position and a second position;
a hydraulic valve fluidly positioned along an underside of the infeed tray, the hydraulic valve connected to the feed system and comprising a mechanical input with the valve adapted to permit operation of the feed system when the actuator is in the first position, and interrupt operation of the feed system when the actuator is in the second position;
a lever coupled to the mechanical input of the valve with the lever adapted to be actuated when the actuator is in the second position to manually reset the control system and permit operation of the feed system; and
a linkage system coupling the actuator and the hydraulic valve, and coupling the lever and the hydraulic valve with the linkage system comprising a first link positioned on and extending along the underside of the infeed tray from the actuator towards the rearward side of the infeed tray, and a second link positioned on the underside of the infeed tray.

US Pat. No. 10,245,558

GREEN SYNTHESIS NANOCOMPOSITE MEMBRANES

THE UNIVERSITY OF KENTUCK...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a macroporous polymer membrane including a plurality of polyacrylic acid (PAA)-functionalized pores and
a plurality of green capped and reduced metal nanoparticles entrapped and immobilized in situ by functionalized polyacrylic acid of said plurality of PAA-functionalized pores, said plurality of green capped and reduced metal nanoparticles comprising catalytically active iron oxide nanoparticles.

US Pat. No. 10,245,534

FILTER INLINE HEATER

Shaw Development, LLC, B...

1. A filter assembly for filtering aqueous urea solution comprising a housing defining an interior region and exterior region, the interior region and the exterior region being in fluid communication through a first aperture and a second aperture;a fluid filter within the housing, the filter separating the housing into
an upstream region upstream of the filter, the upstream region in fluid communication with the second aperture, and
a downstream region downstream of the filter, the downstream region in fluid communication with the first aperture;
a heater extending into the interior region of the housing;
a first hose fitting in fluid communicating with the first aperture, the first hose fitting formed of a material having a thermal conductivity of at least 16 W/(m*K);
a second hose fitting in fluid communicating with the second aperture, the second hose fitting formed of material having a thermal conductivity of at least 16 W/(m*K);
a heat bridge
formed of a conductive material having a thermal conductivity of at least 16 W/(m*K),
thermally connecting the heater to the first hose fitting, and
thermally connecting the heater to the second hose fitting; and
a first insulator
formed of a material having a thermal conductivity of at most 0.25 W/(m*K),
the first insulator at least partially covering the first hose fitting; and
a second insulator
formed of a material having a thermal conductivity of at most 0.25 W/(m*K),
the second insulator at least partially covering the second hose fitting.

US Pat. No. 10,245,510

FACILITATING AN EVENT ACROSS MULTIPLE ONLINE GAMES

ELECTRONIC ARTS INC., Re...

1. A system for facilitating a competitive event that takes place in multiple online games, the system comprising:one or more physical processors configured by machine-readable instructions to:
host a first online game and a second online game of the multiple online games over a network such that users are able to access the first online game and the second online game via client computing platforms associated with the users, the first online game being associated with a first game space and the second online game being associated with a second game space such that the first game space is discrete and separate from the second game space;
determine first values of a first gameplay metric for the users in the first online game, the first values reflecting one or more aspects of gameplay in the first online game by the users;
determine second values of a second gameplay metric for the users in the second online game, the second values reflecting one or more aspects of the gameplay in the second online game by the users; and
facilitate the competitive event for the users of the first online game and the second online game, the competitive event taking place within an event time period, wherein facilitating the competitive event includes:
determining values of a first event metric for the users such that a value of the first event metric is determined for a first user of the users based on an aggregation of a change in a first value of the first gameplay metric for the first user and a change in a second value of the second gameplay metric for the first user within the event time period, wherein determining the values of the first event metric includes:
aggregating, by the one or more physical processors, the changes in the first values of the first gameplay metrics and the second values of the second gameplay metrics within the event time period; and
weighting, by the one or more physical processors, the changes in the first values of the first gameplay metrics and/or the second values of the second gameplay metrics for at least a portion of the event time period such that both the change in the first value and the change in the second value for the first user are included in determining the value of the first event metric for the first user, wherein the change in the first value is weighted to have a greater or lesser impact on the event metric than the change in the second value for at least a portion of the event time period;
effectuating transmission of information communicating relative performance of the users compared to one another in the competitive event to the client computing platforms associated with the users such that the relative performance of the users compared to one another is presented to the users via the client computing platforms, and
upon conclusion of the event time period, distributing awards to the users based on their relative achievement within the first online game and/or the second online game as reflected by the value of the first event metric.

US Pat. No. 10,245,460

APPARATUS, KIT, AND METHOD FOR PERFORMING STRAP-BASED EXERCISES

FITNESS ANYWHERE LLC, Sa...

1. A method for configuring and using an inelastic exercise device, wherein the inelastic exercise device comprises an elongated member having a pair of ends separated by a length, a first loop formed by folding a first portion of said elongated member against a second portion of said elongated member, wherein said second portion of said elongated member is proximate said first portion of said elongated member, and a second loop formed by folding a third portion of said elongated member against said second portion of said elongated member, wherein the third portion of said elongated member is proximate said second portion of said elongated member, said second loop is proximate said first loop, and said second portion of said elongated member is secured to said first portion of said elongated member and said third portion of said elongated member, the method comprising:securing the elongated member to a structure by wrapping a first end of the elongated member around the structure and removably attaching the first end of the elongated member to the second loop using a first strap attachment mechanism;
removably attaching a grip to the first loop using a second strap attachment mechanism; and
performing an exercise by applying force to the grip.

US Pat. No. 10,245,455

FIREFIGHTER TRAINING UNIT

Deakin University, Geelo...

1. A firefighter training unit for simulating use of a fire extinguishing system including a hose and liquid spray outlet for expelling a fire extinguishing liquid, the firefighter training unit including:a reel;
a user-manipulable nozzle;
a flexible and elongate member having opposite ends attached respectively to the reel and the user-manipulable nozzle and being partially wound around the reel, wherein rotation of the reel in a first rotational direction allows the flexible and elongate member to be unwound from the reel;
a motor configured to drive the reel in a second rotational direction opposite to the first rotational direction which causes the flexible and elongate member to be wound onto the reel;
one or more devices for providing one or more output signals corresponding to one or more simulated operating conditions of the fire extinguishing system; and
a controller configured to drive the motor in response to the one or more output signals so as to apply torque to the reel in the second rotational direction to simulate forces applied to the hose during operation of the fire extinguishing system.

US Pat. No. 10,245,190

INCONTINENCE SYSTEM

Zilm-Rhomax Products, LLC...

1. An improved incontinence apparatus comprising:base material forming a base that has an outer surface capable of being established proximate clothing of a user when said incontinence apparatus is worn by said user, with said base having a centerline;
a raised ridge established above at least part of said base on at least a portion of said centerline,
an inner surface capable of being established adjacent tissue of said user when said incontinence apparatus is worn by said user; and
a cord have a manually graspable portion, and a remaining cord portion,wherein said raised ridge comprises base material that is folded around, and adhesively secured around, at least a portion of said remaining cord portion, andwherein said apparatus is configured so that, when said user grasps and upwardly pulls said manually graspable portion of said cord, an upward force on said cord is transferred to said raised ridge to:provide a targeted, localized pressure from a first portion of said raised ridge against a urethra of said user sufficient to substantially block urine flow through said urethra so as to mitigate incontinence, and
secure a different, rearward portion of said raised ridge in an intergluteal cleft of said user to maintain said targeted, localized pressure,wherein said first portion of said raised ridge has a height, shape, and stiffness, and is small enough, in width in a coronal plane cross-section, to provide said targeted, localized pressure against said urethra when said incontinence apparatus is worn by said user upon application of said upward force on said cord by said user.

US Pat. No. 10,245,133

MEDICAL DEVICE FOR CONSTRICTING A BODY PASSAGE AND A METHOD THEREOF

University of Dammam, Da...

1. A medical device, comprising:a plurality of rectangular plates configured to surround a body passage so that each rectangular plate contacts the body passage for constricting at least a portion of the body passage, wherein the plurality of rectangular plates are elastically connected to one another by a spring, and, together with the spring, form an annular prosthesis to enclose a space therebetween;
a pressure sensor to sense a pressure on a bladder;
a computer electrically connected to the pressure sensor and the plurality of rectangular plates, wherein the computer controls an electrical current that affects a magnetic force that affects a size of the space in response to signals from the pressure sensor;
wherein each of the plurality of rectangular plates comprises a curve configured to accommodate a curved surface of the body passage;
wherein each rectangular plate has a chord, measured as a straight line distance between opposing ends of the curve, of 0.2 to 1.5 mm; and
wherein each rectangular plate has a curve depth, measured as a shortest distance between the chord and a highest point of the curve, of more than 0.1 mm and up to 0.3 mm.

US Pat. No. 10,245,105

ELECTROPORATION WITH COOLING TO TREAT TISSUE

VIRGINIA TECH INTELLECTUA...

1. A method of treating tissue with electrical energy, the method comprising:performing electroporation of target tissue using one or more electroporation devices comprising one or more electrodes and one or more hollow chambers with a fluid disposed therein; and
flowing the fluid disposed in one or more of the hollow chambers to provide cooling during the electroporation to cause non-thermal cell death of the target tissue.

US Pat. No. 10,245,016

ADJUSTABLE SELF-LOCKING LOOP CONSTRUCTS FOR TISSUE REPAIRS AND RECONSTRUCTIONS

ARTHREX, INC., Naples, F...

1. A fixation system for tissue reconstruction, comprising: a fixation device;a knotless tensionable loop construct attached to the fixation device and having two flexible loops and two splices, at least one of the two flexible loops having an adjustable length, wherein the two flexible loops are interlinked such that a first loop of the two flexible loops passes through an opening established by a second loop of the two flexible loops and the second loop passes through an opening established by the first loop wherein the two flexible loops and the two splices are formed from a same flexible strand; and
a graft connected to the tensionable loop construct, wherein at least one of the two flexible loops is passed through a bone block of the graft wherein a region where the two flexible loops are interlinked is located within a hole of the bone block.

US Pat. No. 10,244,813

SANDALS WITH BIOMECHANICAL FOOT SUPPORT

VIONIC GROUP LLC, San Ra...

1. A footwear product comprising:a sole having a top surface and a bottom surface, the top surface comprising a foot supporting surface including a forefoot supporting contour, a raised medial contour and a concave heel cup, the bottom surface incorporating an oval-shaped cavity under the medial contour, the oval-shaped cavity having a major axis aligned in a longitudinal direction of the sole and a minor axis aligned in a traverse direction of the sole, wherein the oval-shaped cavity permits the sole to deform or collapse from the top when a user walks;
wherein the sole has a maximum thickness at a medial edge of the medial contour, and wherein the oval-shaped cavity has a depth at its lowest point of between ¼ and ? of the maximum thickness of the sole;
a strap anchored to the sole via at least one anchor point.

US Pat. No. 10,244,796

ELECTRONIC VAPING DEVICES

Altria Client Services LL...

1. An electronic vaping device comprising:a reservoir configured to hold a liquid;
a heater configured to heat liquid drawn from the reservoir;
a switching circuit configured to control supply of operating power to the heater; and
a controller configured to control the switching circuit to
supply the operating power at a first power level in response to detecting a first level of airflow through the electronic vaping device, the first level of airflow being at or above a first threshold level,
reduce the operating power from the first power level to a second power level after expiration of a first time period following detection of the first level of airflow,
reduce the operating power from the second power level to zero in response to detecting a second level of airflow through the electronic vaping device,
increase the operating power from zero to the first power level in response to detecting a third level of airflow through the electronic vaping device, the third level of airflow being at or above the first threshold level, and
reduce the operating power from the first power level to the second power level after expiration of a second time period following detection of the third level of airflow, the second time period being less than the first time period.

US Pat. No. 10,244,794

AEROSOL-GENERATING SYSTEM WITH ENHANCED AIRFLOW MANAGEMENT

Altria Client Services LL...

1. An aerosol-generating system comprising:a liquid storage portion comprising a housing holding a liquid aerosol-forming substrate and a capillary medium, the housing having an opening;
a fluid permeable heater assembly comprising an arrangement of electrically conductive filaments arranged to define an air impingement surface, wherein the fluid permeable heater assembly extends across the opening of the housing, the electrically conductive filaments forming a mesh, wherein the filament arrangement defines a filament opening allowing airflow to pass through, the filament opening having an area at least five times larger than an area of an interstice between filaments of the filament arrangement forming the mesh; and
wherein the capillary medium is provided in contact with the heater assembly, the capillary medium is configured to draw the liquid aerosol forming substrate to the electrically conductive filament arrangement, and the capillary medium comprises a capillary medium opening extending the filament opening through the capillary medium.

US Pat. No. 10,244,786

TOBACCO LOZENGE

ALTRIA CLIENT SERVICES LL...

1. A tobacco lozenge, comprising:a body that is wholly receivable in an oral cavity, the body including,
an amorphous, soluble-fiber matrix and comprising at least 75 weight percent soluble fiber, and
tobacco plant tissue dispersed in said soluble-fiber matrix such that tobacco plant tissue is released from the body as the body dissolves when the body is at least partially received within the oral cavity of an adult tobacco consumer and exposed to saliva, the body comprising at least 10 weight percent of tobacco plant tissue, the body being substantially free of sugar and sugar alcohols, and the body having a glass transition temperature of about 50° C. to about 120° C.

US Pat. No. 10,244,779

METHOD OF IMPROVING STABILITY OF SWEET ENHANCER AND COMPOSITION CONTAINING STABILIZED SWEET ENHANCER

Senomyx, Inc., San Diego...

1. A liquid composition comprising a sweet enhancer having structural formula (Ia) or (I?a), or a salt or solvate thereof:
and
a phenol-based antioxidant, or a salt or solvate thereof, as a photostabilizer,
wherein:
A is —OR1, —NR1C(O)R2, —NHOR1, —NR1R2, —NR1CO2R2, —NR1C(O)NR2R3, —NR1C(S)NR2R3 or —NR1C(?NH)NR2R3;
B is hydrogen, alkyl, substituted alkyl, aryl, substituted aryl, arylalkyl, substituted arylalkyl, acyl, substituted acyl, heteroalkyl, substituted heteroalkyl, heteroaryl, substituted heteroaryl, heteroarylalkyl, or substituted heteroarylalkyl,
C is —OR7, —S(O)bR7, —SO3R7, —C(O)NR7R8, —CO2R7, —NR7CO2R8, —NR7C(O)NR8R9, —NR7C(?NH)NR8R9, —SO2NR7R8, —NR7SO2R8, —NR7SO2NR8R9, —B(OR7)(OR8), —P(O)(OR7)(OR8), —P(O)(R7)(OR8), or heteroaryl;
b are independently 0, 1 or 2;
R1, R2, R3, R7, R8, and R9 are independently hydrogen, alkyl, substituted alkyl, aryl, substituted aryl, arylalkyl, substituted arylalkyl, acyl, substituted acyl, heteroalkyl, substituted heteroalkyl, heteroaryl, substituted heteroaryl, heteroarylalkyl or substituted heteroarylalkyl; or alternatively, R1 and R2, R2 and R3, R7 and R8, or R8 and R9, together with the atoms to which they are bonded, form a cycloheteroalkyl or substituted cycloheteroalkyl ring;
R21 is hydrogen, alkyl, substituted alkyl, halo, —CN, —OR25;
R22 is hydrogen, alkyl, substituted alkyl, halo, —CN, —OR27;
R23 is hydrogen, alkyl, substituted alkyl, aryl, substituted aryl, arylalkyl, substituted arylalkyl, acyl, substituted acyl, halo, heteroalkyl, substituted heteroalkyl, heteroaryl, substituted heteroaryl, heteroarylalkyl, substituted heteroarylalkyl, —CN, —OR29, —S(O)fR29, —OC(O)R29, —NR29R30, —C(O)NR29R30, C(O)R29, —CO2R29, —SO2NR29R30, —NR29SO2R30, —B(OR29)(OR30), —P(O)(OR29)(OR30) or —P(O)(R29)(OR30);
R24 is hydrogen, alkyl, substituted alkyl, aryl, substituted aryl, arylalkyl, substituted arylalkyl, acyl, substituted acyl, halo, heteroalkyl, substituted heteroalkyl, heteroaryl, substituted heteroaryl, heteroarylalkyl, substituted heteroarylalkyl, —CN, —OR31, —S(O)gR31, —OC(O)R31, —NR31R32, —C(O)NR31R32, —C(O)R31, —CO2R31, —SO2NR31R32, —NR31SO2R32, —B(OR31)(OR32), —P(O)(OR31)(OR32) or —P(O)(R31)(OR32); or alternatively R23 and R24, taken together with the atom to which they are attached, form a cycloalkyl, substituted cycloalkyl, cycloheteroalkyl, or substituted cycloheteroalkyl ring;
f and g are independently 0, 1 or 2; and
R25, R27, R29, R30, R31, and R32 are independently hydrogen, alkyl, substituted alkyl, aryl, substituted aryl, arylalkyl, substituted arylalkyl, acyl, substituted acyl, heteroalkyl, substituted heteroalkyl, heteroaryl, substituted heteroaryl, heteroarylalkyl, or substituted heteroarylalkyl; or alternatively R25 and R27, R27 and R29, R29 and R30, R29 and R31, or R31 and R32, together with the atoms to which they are attached, form a cycloheteroalkyl or substituted cycloheteroalkyl ring.

US Pat. No. 10,244,768

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING SLAUGHTERED POULTRY

Meyn Food Processing Tech...

1. A method of processing poultry conveyed in a slaughter line of a slaughter house, comprising:stunning the poultry;
obtaining noninvasively at the start of said slaughter line an absorption spectrum of blood of the slaughtered poultry for wavelengths between 200 nm and 1000 nm at non-feathered skin or skin parts of the poultry; and
determining, from the absorption spectrum, whether the poultry was alive or dead on arrival at the slaughter house by comparing the absorption spectrum of the blood of the slaughtered poultry with absorption spectrum for deoxygenated blood.

US Pat. No. 10,244,741

LURE

Hard and Soft Fishing, In...

9. A lure comprising:a head with a bore formed therein, wherein the bore extends from a first side of the head to a second side of the head;
a hook with a first end embedded in the head;
a sealed tube located within the bore and affixed to the head, the sealed tube made from a material that permits at least some light through the material; and
at least two noise making elements located within the sealed tube;
wherein when at least one of the at least two noise making elements contacts a first end of the sealed tube, the at least one of the at least two noise making elements make a noise;
wherein when at least one of the at least two noise making elements is positioned near the first end of the sealed tube, the at least one of the at least two noise making elements is observable through the first end; and
wherein when at least one of the at least two noise making elements is positioned near a second end of the sealed tube, the at least one of the at least two noise making elements is observable through the second end.
US Pat. No. 10,249,774

CONDUCTIVE PASTE FOR FORMING SOLAR CELL ELECTRODE

SHOEI CHEMICAL INC., Shi...

1. A conductive paste for forming a solar cell electrode, said conductive paste comprising a tellurium-based glass frit containing, in terms of oxide, 40-60 mol % of tellurium, 20-30 mol % of tungsten, 7-20 mol % of zinc, 5-10 mol % of boron and 1-5 mol % of zirconium, a conductive powder having silver as a main component and a specific surface area of at least 0.4 m2/g and an organic vehicle, wherein 0.1-10 mass parts of the tellurium-based glass frit is contained in the conductive paste with respect to 100 mass parts of the conductive powder.
US Pat. No. 10,247,727

PEPTIDE TAG SYSTEM THAT SPONTANEOUSLY FORM AN IRREVERSIBLE LINK TO PROTEIN PARTNERS VIA ISOPEPTIDE BONDS

OXFORD UNIVERSITY INNOVAT...

1. A binding partner comprising a fragment of an isopeptide protein selected from the group consisting of:(i) FbaB protein from Streptococcus pyogenes as set forth in SEQ ID NO: 6, or a protein with at least 80% identity thereto capable of spontaneously forming an isopeptide bond; and
(ii) major pilin protein Spy0128 from Streptococcus pyogenes as set forth in SEQ ID NO:1, or a protein with at least 95% identity thereto capable of spontaneously forming an isopeptide bond,
wherein said fragment is at least 20 amino acids in length and has only one reactive residue involved in the formation of an intramolecular isopeptide bond in said isopeptide protein and is capable of binding to a peptide tag by forming an isopeptide bond between said reactive residue and a reactive residue in said peptide tag, wherein said peptide tag has a length of at least 5 amino acids but no more than 50 amino acids and comprises:
(a) a fragment of the isopeptide protein of (i) wherein an aspartic acid is present at a position that corresponds to position 101 of SEQ ID NO: 6; or
(b) a fragment of the isopeptide protein of (ii) comprising residues 302-308 of the sequence set out in SEQ ID NO: 1,
wherein said binding partner is conjugated to a nucleic acid molecule, protein, peptide, small-molecule organic compound, fluorophore, metal-ligand complex, polysaccharide, nanoparticle, nanotube, polymer or a combination thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,246,708

DOSAGES AND METHODS FOR DELIVERING LIPID FORMULATED NUCLEIC ACID MOLECULES

ALNYLAM PHARMACEUTICALS, ...

1. A method of reducing an infusion-related response (IRR), or a hypersensitivity reaction, or both, in a subject, to a composition comprising a lipid formulation and a nucleic acid molecule, wherein the nucleic acid molecule comprises a double stranded RNA (dsRNA) molecule, said method comprising administering to a subject:a first dose of said composition;
a second dose of said composition;
wherein the amount of said composition administered in said first dose is no more than 1/10 of the amount of said composition administered in said second dose; and
wherein one or both of a)-b) of the following conditions is met:
a) the first dose is administered over a time period that is no more than ½ of the time period over which the second dose is administered; or
b) the rate of administration of said first dose is no more than ½ of the rate of administration of said second dose.
US Pat. No. 10,248,758

SELF-ASSEMBLING PROTEIN NANOSTRUCTURES

University of Washington ...

17. An isolated nanostructure, comprising(a) a plurality of first proteins that self-interact to form a first multimeric substructure comprising at least one axis of rotational symmetry; and
(b) a plurality of second proteins that self-interact to form a second multimeric substructure comprising at least one axis of rotational symmetry;
wherein multiple copies of the first multimeric substructure and the second multimeric substructure interact with each other at one or more symmetrically repeated, non-natural, non-covalent protein-protein interferences that orient the first multimeric substructures and the second multimeric substructures such that their symmetry axes are aligned with symmetry axes of the same kind in a designated mathematical symmetry group;
wherein the first protein and the second protein comprise proteins selected from the following pairs of first and second proteins:
(a) SEQ ID NOs: 1 and 2;
(b) SEQ ID NOs: 3 and 4;
(c) SEQ ID NOs: 5 and 6;
(d) SEQ ID NOs: 7 and 8; and
(e) SEQ ID NOs: 9 and 10.
US Pat. No. 10,246,713

TMPRSS6 IRNA COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

Alnylam Pharmaceuticals, ...

1. A double stranded RNAi agent for inhibiting expression of TMPRSS6 in a cell, wherein said double stranded RNAi agent comprises a sense strand and an antisense strand forming a duplex, wherein the sense strand comprises any one of the modified nucleotide sequences selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NOS: 62-86, 112-127, and 144-147, and the antisense strand comprises any one of the modified nucleotide sequences selected from the group consisting of SEQ ID NOS: 87-111, 128-143, and 148-151, and wherein the sense strand is 21 nucleotides in length and the antisense strand is 23 nucleotides in length.
US Pat. No. 10,246,716

WHEAT WITH INCREASED RESISTANT STARCH LEVELS

ARCADIA BIOSCIENCES, INC....

1. A wheat plant of the species Triticum aestivum comprising one or more homozygous severe mutations in both SBEIIa alleles of each SBEIIa gene of the A, B, and D genomes, wherein said wheat plant produces grain that germinates, and further wherein grain from said wheat plant has an increased amylose level as compared to grain from a wild type wheat plant.
US Pat. No. 10,246,718

PROCESSES FOR PRODUCING LIPIDS

THE COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIF...

1. A process for feeding an animal, comprising a step of providing to the animal a vegetative plant part from a transformed plant, the vegetative plant part comprising one or more exogenous polynucleotides which encode at least Wrinkled 1 (WRI1) and a fatty acid acyltransferase and having a total non-polar lipid content of at least 10% (w/w dry weight).
US Pat. No. 10,246,722

CROP RESISTANCE TO NEMATODES

The Curators of the Unive...

1. A method for inhibiting plant parasitic nematode damage to a soybean plant, said method comprising:(1) reducing the expression of an endogenous plant RECEPTOR-LIKE PROTEIN KINASE 2 (RPK2)-like gene by expressing in said soybean plant RNAi to silence said RPK2-like gene, wherein said RPK2-like gene is set forth in SEQ ID NO:17, SEQ ID NO: 18, SEQ ID NO: 20 or SEQ ID NO: 21; and
(2) growing said soybean plant expressing said RNAi,
thereby inhibiting plant parasitic nematode damage to said soybean plant.
US Pat. No. 10,244,694

HYBRID TOMATO PLANT NAMED 58811

HM.CLAUSE, INC., Davis, ...

1. A seed of hybrid tomato designated 58811, wherein a representative sample of seed of said hybrid has been deposited under NCIMB No. 42749.
US Pat. No. 10,245,227

SOFT, CHEWABLE AND ORALLY DISSOLVABLE AND/OR DISINTEGRABLE PRODUCTS

Philip Morris USA Inc., ...

1. A method of making a pre-portioned, soft, chewable and orally-dissolvable and/or -disintegrable product comprising:dissolving a biopolymer and a sugar in water to form a solution;
adding an amount of a botanical powder to the solution;
stirring the solution to form a suspension;
gelling the suspension to form a gel;
drying the gel to form a dried gel; and
portioning the dried gel to form a pre-portioned, soft, chewable and orally-dissolvable and/or -disintegrable product, wherein
the amount of the botanical powder is distributed in a biopolymer-sugar based matrix.
US Pat. No. 10,246,773

METHOD FOR FORMING AMORPHOUS THIN FILM

EUGENE TECHNOLOGY CO., LT...

1. A method for forming an amorphous thin film, the method comprising:forming a seed layer on a surface of a base by supplying aminosilane-based gas on the base; and
forming the amorphous thin film having a predetermined thickness on the seed layer,
wherein said forming the amorphous thin film comprises:
forming a first boron-doped amorphous thin film having a first thickness on the seed layer; and
forming a second boron-doped amorphous thin film having a second thickness on the first boron-doped amorphous thin film, and
wherein a first source gas used in said forming the first boron-doped amorphous thin film includes boron-based gas and silane-based gas and be supplied to the seed layer, and a second source gas used in said forming the second boron-doped amorphous thin film includes the boron-based gas, the second source gas being different from the first source gas and being supplied to the first boron-doped amorphous thin film.
US Pat. No. 10,245,245

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR NEUROPROTECTION AND TREATMENT OF NEURODEGENERATION

Vireo Systems, Inc., Mad...

1. A method for preventing or reducing neurodegeneration in a human having the huntingtin gene mutation, comprising:administering to the human an effective amount of a composition comprising creatine hydrochloride, wherein the effective amount comprises a daily dose of creatine hydrochloride of about 2 grams to about 12 grams.
US Pat. No. 10,246,525

PROCESS FOR PRODUCING CONJUGATED DIENE POLYMER

Asahi Kasei Kabushiki Kai...

1. A process for producing a conjugated diene polymer, the process comprising:a production step of producing a conjugated diene polymer solution comprising a conjugated diene polymer and a solvent; and
a devolatilization step of heating the conjugated diene polymer solution while conveying the conjugated diene polymer solution with an apparatus comprising rotary twin screws, thereby devolatilizing the solvent,
wherein a motor current value of the screw in the devolatilization step and a motor current value of the screw under no load satisfy following relational expression (1):
1.05?((I1)/(I0))?2.00  (1)wherein I1 represents the motor current value [A] of the screw in the devolatilization step and I0 represents the motor current value [A] of the screw under no load,wherein:a ratio of a screw length to a screw diameter in the apparatus is 4.0 or more and 12 or less; and,
in the devolatilization step, an inner volume of the apparatus and an amount of the solvent volatilizing per unit time satisfy following relational expression (2):
1.0?((VA)/(V0))?50  (2)wherein (V0) represents the inner volume [L] of the apparatus and (VA) represents the amount [L] of the solvent volatilizing per unit time [h].
US Pat. No. 10,246,549

FAST CURE EPOXY RESINS AND PREPREGS OBTAINED THEREFROM

HEXCEL HOLDING GMBH, Pas...

1. A composition comprising a semisolid epoxy resin containing a curative dispersed therein, said curative having a particle size such that at least 90% of the particles have a size below 25 ?m at ambient temperature of 21° C., as determined in accordance with ASTM D1214, wherein the composition further comprises a diluent; said diluent comprising a particulate filler selected from micro balloons, glass, carbon, metal and/or combinations of the aforesaid fillers;and wherein, said composition further comprises a fibrous material, comprising a fleece.
US Pat. No. 10,246,566

POLYETHYLENE POLYMER POWDER AND METHOD OF PRODUCING SAME

ASAHI KASEI KABUSHIKI KAI...

1. A polyethylene polymer powder comprising an ethylene homopolymer or a copolymer of ethylene and an ?-olefin having a carbon number of at least 3 and not more than 8, whereinthe polyethylene polymer powder has an intrinsic viscosity IV of at least 12 dL/g and not more than 35 dL/g as measured at 135° C. in decalin solvent,
the polyethylene polymer powder has a melting peak full width at half maximum of at least 2° C. and not more than 7° C. as measured by differential scanning calorimetry at a heating rate of 10° C./min,
the polyethylene polymer powder has a span of at least 0.9 and not more than 2 as determined by laser particle size distribution measurement in methanol, and
the polyethylene polymer powder has an ?-olefin content of 0 mol % to not more than 1.50 mol % as measured by 13C-NMR.