US Pat. No. 10,113,454

CONTROL DEVICE OF ENGINE

MITSUBISHI JIDOSHA KOGYO ...

1. A control device of an engine, the engine including: a piston which is contained in a cylinder; an intake passage which is communicated to a combustion chamber of the cylinder; an exhaust passage which is led from the combustion chamber; a fuel injection valve which is configured to inject fuel to the combustion chamber or the intake passage; and an ignition unit which is provided in the combustion chamber, the control device comprising:a low speed pre-ignition predicting unit which is configured to perform prediction of occurrence of low speed pre-ignition, based on operation condition of the engine;
a lubricating oil injection controlling unit which is configured to control a lubricating oil injecting device to inject lubricating oil to the piston or a member located around the piston, based on the prediction of the occurrence of the low speed pre-ignition performed by the low speed pre-ignition predicting unit;
a self ignition index calculating unit which is configured to calculate self ignition index which indicates possibility of occurring self ignition of the fuel at a crank angle before an ignition time during a compression stroke, based on temperature and pressure inside the combustion chamber; and
a first correction coefficient calculating unit which is configured to calculate a wall face adhered fuel correction coefficient for correcting the self ignition index, based on an amount of fuel that is adhered to a wall face inside the combustion chamber at the crank angle, wherein
the low speed pre-ignition predicting unit is configured to perform the prediction of the occurrence of the low speed pre-ignition, based on the self ignition index calculated by the self ignition index calculating unit and the wall face adhered fuel correction coefficient.

US Pat. No. 10,113,453

MULTI-FUEL COMPRESSION IGNITION ENGINE

1. A method of improving operational efficiency of an engine comprising the steps of:a. delivering an amount of input power to a shaft rotationally journaled in the engine;
b. generating three hundred and sixty degrees of rotation of the shaft during the engine's operating cycle, the operating cycle comprising:
i. a combustion period commencing at or about zero degrees of rotation of the shaft and terminating at or about 90 degrees of rotation of the shaft, wherein fuel is injected into a combustion chamber at or about zero degrees of rotation of the shaft, and wherein the fuel mixes with air within the combustion chamber, wherein combustion of the air-fuel mixture within the combustion chamber causes an accelerated expansion of high pressure gases, moving one or more pistons connected to the shaft from top dead center of one or more corresponding cylinder chambers toward bottom dead center of the one or more cylinder chambers, wherein a power stroke commences upon ignition of the air-fuel mixture at the commencement of the combustion period and continues through the termination of the combustion period, wherein a rate of the rotation of the shaft coincides with the amount of input power, wherein the input power is generated during the combustion period;
ii. an exhaust period commencing at or about 90 degrees of rotation of the shaft with an opening of one or more exhaust valves, and terminating at or about 255 degrees of rotation of the shaft with a closing of the one or more exhaust valves;
iii. a scavenging period commencing at or about 135 degrees of rotation of the shaft, concurrent with opening of one or more intake ports in a cylinder wall, and terminating with a closing of the one or more intake ports at or about 225 degrees of rotation of the shaft, wherein during the scavenging period air flows into the cylinder chamber through the intake port and out of the cylinder chamber through the exhaust port, wherein the airflow displaces burnt fuel from the combustion chamber; and
iv. a compression period commencing at or about 255 degrees of rotation of the shaft, concurrent with the closing of the exhaust valve, wherein as the one or more pistons travel upward toward top dead center of one or more corresponding cylinder chambers, the air introduced into the combustion chamber during the scavenging period is compressed, increasing the temperature of the air, wherein the heat of compression is sufficient to ignite fuel introduced into the combustion chamber to initiate a successive combustion period,
wherein the engine is a twostroke engine delivering power on every downward movement of the piston;
c. rotating one or more cams, each having a camming surface having a fixed orientation which begins lift and ends lift within the combustion period;
d. engaging one or more cam followers to the camming surface, wherein the one or more cam followers drive one or more pumps during the combustion period, wherein the one or more pumps generate a flow of one or more fluids;
e. accumulating the one or more fluids in one more fluid accumulators during the combustion period, wherein the one or more fluids are accumulated based on power generated during the combustion period, wherein the one or more fluids are stored under pressure within the one or more fluid accumulators;
f. releasing the one or more fluids from the one or more fluid accumulators, wherein the one or more fluids are released outside of the combustion period;
g. the one or more fluids transferring stored pressure as energy, wherein the release of the one or more fluids provides power outside of the combustion period, wherein the power from the released one or more fluids provides all power to operate a lubrication system, a fuel injection system, and for engine valve actuation, wherein springs that are compressed during the combustion period provide power to transfer fuel and circulate coolant outside of the combustion period.

US Pat. No. 10,113,452

EXHAUST VALVE ASSEMBLY FOR A TWO-STROKE INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE AND METHOD FOR CLEANING SAME

1. An exhaust valve assembly for a two-stroke internal combustion engine comprising:a valve actuator movable between a first actuator position, a second actuator position and a third actuator position, the second actuator position being intermediate the first and third actuator positions; and
a two-part valve having a primary valve and a secondary valve, the primary valve being operatively connected to the valve actuator,
the primary valve defining a first valve decompression passage,
the secondary valve defining a second valve decompression passage,
the primary valve being in a first primary valve position when the valve actuator is in the first actuator position,
the primary valve being in a second primary valve position when the valve actuator is in the second actuator position,
the primary valve being in a third primary valve position when the valve actuator is in the third actuator position,
the second primary valve position being intermediate the first and the third primary valve positions,
the secondary valve being in a first secondary valve position when the valve actuator is in any one of the first and second actuator positions,
the secondary valve being in a second secondary valve position when the valve actuator is in the third actuator position,
the first valve decompression passage fluidly communicating with the second valve decompression passage when the valve actuator is in the second actuator position, and
the first valve decompression passage being fluidly separate from the second valve decompression passage when the valve actuator is in any one of the first and third actuator positions.

US Pat. No. 10,113,450

VALVE OPENING AND CLOSING TIMING CONTROL APPARATUS

AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAI...

1. A valve opening and closing timing control apparatus comprising:a driving side rotor that synchronously rotates with a crankshaft of an internal combustion engine;
a driven side rotor that is disposed at a coaxial core with a rotary shaft core of the driving side rotor and integrally rotates with a camshaft for a valve opening and closing;
a connecting bolt that is disposed at the coaxial core with the rotary shaft core to connect the driven side rotor to the camshaft, and on which an advance angle port communicating with an advance angle chamber partitioned between the driving side rotor and the driven side rotor and a retard angle port communicating with a retard angle chamber partitioned between the driving side rotor and the driven side rotor are formed on an outer peripheral surface; and
a spool that is disposed in a spool chamber of the inside of the connecting bolt, and controls the feeding and discharging of working fluid to the advance angle port or the retard angle port from a pump port formed on the connecting bolt,
wherein the connecting bolt is configured to include a bolt body to be connected to the driven side rotor and a sleeve externally fitting to the bolt body,
wherein the pump port is formed as a through hole over the spool chamber and the outer peripheral surface on the bolt body, and the advance angle port and the retard angle port are formed as a through hole over the bolt body and the sleeve,
wherein an inside space of the camshaft to which the working fluid is supplied from a fluid pressure pump is formed in the camshaft, and one end portion of the sleeve of the connecting bolt to be connected to the camshaft is exposed to the inside space of the camshaft,
wherein an introduction flow passage for supplying the working fluid from the inside space of the camshaft to the pump port is formed to a region avoiding the advance angle port and the retard angle port on at least any one of an inner peripheral surface of the sleeve and the outer peripheral surface of the bolt body,
wherein a regulation mechanism is provided which regulates a posture of rotation around the rotary shaft core of the bolt body and the sleeve, while allowing movement to abut on a portion of the driven side rotor in a direction along the rotary shaft core of the sleeve to the bolt body,
wherein the regulation mechanism includes a first engagement portion formed on the bolt body, a second engagement portion formed on the sleeve, and a engagement member engaged with the first engagement portion and the second engagement portion, and
wherein a gap to allow relative movement in a direction along the rotary shaft core of the bolt body and the sleeve is formed between the first engagement portion and the engagement member or between the second engagement portion and the engagement member.

US Pat. No. 10,113,449

CAM FOLLOWER ROLLER DEVICE WITH INSERT

AKTIEBOLAGET SKF, Gothen...

1. A cam follower roller device comprising:a tappet body,
an insert mounted in the tappet body and provided with a central core and with at least two side tabs,
a pin mounted at least on the tabs of the insert,
a roller mounted on the pin, and
at least one buttress extending from the core to each tab,
wherein the at least two side tabs comprises a first side tab and a second side tab and wherein the at least one buttress comprises a first buttress and a second buttress separated from the first buttress by a first gap and wherein the first buttress and the second buttress extend from the first side tab to the core.

US Pat. No. 10,113,448

ORGANIC RANKINE CYCLE BASED CONVERSION OF GAS PROCESSING PLANT WASTE HEAT INTO POWER

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A system comprising:a waste heat recovery heat exchanger positioned in a crude oil associated gas processing plant, the waste heat recovery heat exchanger configured to heat a heating fluid stream by exchange with a heat source in the crude oil associated gas processing plant;
an Organic Rankine cycle energy conversion system including:
a pump configured to pump a working fluid to a pressure of between 11 Bar and 12 Bar, the working fluid comprising iso-butane;
an energy conversion heat exchanger configured to heat the working fluid by exchange with the heated heating fluid stream;
a turbine and a generator, wherein the turbine and generator are configured to generate power by expansion of the heated working fluid;
a cooling element configured to cool the expanded working fluid after power generation; and
an accumulation tank, wherein the heating fluid flows from the accumulation tank, through the waste heat recovery heat exchanger, through the Organic Rankine cycle energy conversion system, and back to the accumulation tank,
wherein the crude oil associated gas processing plant is configured to process at least one of a gas that is associated with crude oil from an oil well and natural gas from a gas well to produce a sales gas comprising methane.

US Pat. No. 10,113,447

FAN CASING ARRANGEMENT FOR A GAS TURBINE ENGINE

ROLLS-ROYCE plc, London ...

1. A fan casing arrangement for a gas turbine engine of a type having a propulsive fan, the fan casing arrangement being configured to circumscribe the fan, the fan casing comprising:a fan case;
a fan track liner provided around the inside of the fan case so as to adopt a radial position between the fan and the fan case, the fan track liner including a liner ring having two opposing axially extending end faces spaced apart and forming a gap there between, the two opposing axially extending end faces being angled to each make an acute angle to a radial direction such that a circumferential thickness of the gap is narrower at an external surface than an internal surface of the liner ring; and
a wedge shaped member extending axially within the gap, the wedge shaped member including a radial taper with sloped wedge surfaces corresponding to and in contact with the two opposing axially extending end faces, wherein
the liner ring is radially outwardly biased against the inside of the fan case.

US Pat. No. 10,113,445

ROTARY MACHINE AIR DEFLECTOR

Hamilton Sundstrand Corpo...

8. A method for cooling a bearing positioned around a rotating shaft, the method comprising:providing air to a cavity that surrounds the rotating shaft;
deflecting the air towards an innermost surface of the bearing that is positioned radially outward of the rotating shaft, wherein the air is deflected with an air deflector that is mounted on the rotating shaft, wherein the air deflector has a first cylindrical body portion that is connected to a second cylindrical body portion with a ramp portion, and wherein an inner surface of the first cylindrical body portion abuts an outer surface of the shaft; and
flowing the air between an outer surface of the air deflector and the innermost surface of the bearing.

US Pat. No. 10,113,444

HEATED INLET GUIDE VANE

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPO...

1. An inlet guide vane of a gas turbine engine, comprising:an inlet cavity extending between a first end and a second end, the inlet cavity being in communication with a source of heated air,
an outlet cavity extending between the first end and the second end and located between the inlet cavity and a leading edge of the inlet guide vane,
an inner wall disposed between and separating the inlet cavity from the outlet cavity, the inner wall including a plurality of impingement holes providing communication between the inlet cavity and the outlet cavity,
a plurality of bleed holes providing communication between the outlet cavity and an outer surface of the inlet guide vane;
wherein the plurality of bleed holes and the plurality of impingement holes are located such that heated air travelling from the inlet cavity to the outlet cavity through the inner wall via at least one of the plurality of impingement holes will exit from the outlet cavity through one of the plurality of bleed holes prior to it travelling along the entire length of the outlet cavity and wherein airflow into the outer cavity and out of the outer cavity is only provided by the plurality of impingement holes and the plurality of bleed holes.

US Pat. No. 10,113,443

FAILURE DETECTION DEVICE

IHI Corporation, Koto-ku...

1. A failure detection device comprising:an input module that receives values measured by a plurality of sensors that are failure detection targets;
an accumulated data storage unit that stores a plurality of sensor values that were acquired in past as accumulated data;
a unit space generating module that extracts sensor values of a unit space that are used in an MT system from the accumulated data storage unit, for extracted sensor values, uses values as they are for condition sensor values defined as sensor values that affect other sensor values and sensor values that are not affected by the condition sensor values, uses values nondimensionalized by the condition sensor values or values adjusted by the condition sensor values for the other sensor values affected by the condition sensor values, and thereby generates a unit space;
a signal space generating module that, upon inputting a plurality of sensor values that are the failure detection targets to the input module, uses values as they are for the condition sensor values and the sensor values that are not affected by the condition sensor values, uses values nondimensionalized by the condition sensor values or values adjusted by the condition sensor values for the other sensor values, and thereby generates a signal space that is an aggregate of diagnosis data that are used in the MT system; and
a determining module that compares a distance that represents a relationship between the unit space generated by the unit space generating module and the signal space generated by the signal space generating module with a predetermined threshold value, and determines presence/absence of a possibility of a failure of any of the sensors.

US Pat. No. 10,113,441

THERMALLY DRIVEN SPRING VALVE FOR TURBINE GAS PATH PARTS

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPO...

1. A thermally driven spring valve comprising:a metallic sheet comprising a base, the sheet having cutouts forming a first finger portion extending from the base and a second finger portion extending from the base, the first finger portion having a first curvature vector and the second finger portion having a second curvature vector,
wherein the first finger portion, the second finger portion, and the base are monolithic,
wherein an exterior surface extends from the base through the first finger portion and the second finger portion and an interior surface extends from the base through the first finger portion and the second finger portion,
wherein the exterior surface of the first finger portion is disposed proximate the interior surface extending from the base,
wherein the exterior surface of the second finger portion is disposed proximate the interior surface extending from the base.

US Pat. No. 10,113,438

STATOR VANE SHIPLAP SEAL ASSEMBLY

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPO...

1. A stator vane shiplap seal assembly, comprising:a first shiplap stator cluster coupled to a second shiplap stator cluster, each shiplap stator cluster comprising:
an outer shiplap stator shroud having an axially outward surface and an axially inward surface, and a female end opposite a male end,
wherein the female end comprises a female forward shiplap surface and a female outward shiplap surface, wherein the female forward shiplap surface comprises a first female forward recess located proximate the axially outward surface, a second female forward recess located proximate the axially inward surface, and a first female forward protrusion located between the first female forward recess and the second female forward recess, and wherein the female outward shiplap surface comprises a first female outward protrusion and a first female outward recess, and
wherein the male end comprises a male forward shiplap surface and a male outward shiplap surface, wherein the male forward shiplap surface comprises a first male forward protrusion located proximate the axially outward surface, a second male forward protrusion located proximate the axially inward surface, and a first male recess located between the first male forward protrusion and the second male forward protrusion, and wherein the male outward shiplap surface comprises a first male outward recess and a first male outward protrusion, and
wherein the female forward shiplap surface is complimentary to the male forward shiplap surface, forming an axial shiplap seal in response to the first shiplap stator cluster being coupled to the second shiplap stator cluster, and
wherein the female outward shiplap surface is complimentary to the male outward shiplap surface, forming a radial shiplap seal in response to the first shiplap stator cluster being coupled to the second shiplap stator cluster; and
at least one stator vane coupled to the axially inward surface of the outer shiplap stator shroud.

US Pat. No. 10,113,437

MULTI-PIECE SEAL

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPO...

1. A seal for sealing a space defined by first and second adjacent components disposed about an axial centerline, the seal comprising:a first seal section including a first leg, a second leg, and at least one convolution between the first and second legs;
a second seal section including a third leg, a fourth leg, and at least one convolution between the third and fourth legs; and
a third seal section including a fifth leg, a sixth leg, and at least one convolution between the fifth and sixth legs;
wherein an end of the third leg is located between the first leg and the second leg and the second leg is in contact with a portion of the third leg proximate to the end of the third leg and an end of the fourth leg is located between the fifth leg and the sixth leg and a portion of the fourth leg proximate to the end of the fourth leg is in contact with the fifth leg;
wherein the first seal section sealingly engages with the first component and the third seal section sealingly engages with the second component.

US Pat. No. 10,113,436

CHORDAL SEAL WITH SUDDEN EXPANSION/CONTRACTION

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPO...

1. A static component for a gas turbine engine comprises:an axially extending body comprising a forward end and an aft end disposed axially downstream from the forward end, wherein the axially extending body further comprises a plurality of platform segments;
a rib formed on the aft end of the axially extending body and extending axially from the axially extending body, wherein the rib further comprises a flat surface disposed at an aft end of the rib; and
a recess formed in the rib, wherein the recess extends axially from the flat surface toward the aft end of the axially extending body,
wherein an aft end of each of the plurality of platform segments extends circumferentially between a first side and a second side of the platform segment, wherein the rib extends on the aft end of the platform segment in a straight line from the first side to the second side, and wherein the recess extends on the rib from the first side to the second side in a straight line.

US Pat. No. 10,113,435

COATED GAS TURBINE COMPONENTS

United Technologies Corpo...

1. A method of forming a gas turbine engine component subject to extreme temperatures and pressures, the method comprising:fabricating a wall having a first surface and a second surface which define opposite sides of the wall;
creating an airflow aperture that extends through the wall in a direction substantially perpendicular to the first surface, the airflow aperture defined by an aperture wall surface which extends from a first opening in the first surface to a second opening in the second surface, and which is flared at a juncture with the first surface such that the first opening has a greater cross-sectional flow area than the second opening; and
depositing a high-pressure, high-temperature resistant coating on the first surface, adhered to a portion of the aperture wall surface adjacent the first opening, such that a minimum flow width w of the airflow aperture is reduced and defined by the high-pressure, high-temperature resistant coating, where
Wmajor is a maximum uncoated width of the airflow aperture, Wminor is a minimum uncoated width of the airflow aperture, t is a thickness of the high-pressure, high-temperature resistant coating, and ? is a surface angle between the aperture wall surface and a line normal to the first surface.

US Pat. No. 10,113,434

TURBINE BLADE DAMPER SEAL

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPO...

1. A damper seal received in a cavity of a turbine blade located between a platform and a retention shelf, the damper seal comprising:a central body portion having a first end region, an opposing second end region, and a width;
a first portion extending from the first end region of the central body portion, wherein the first portion includes first outwardly extending tabs that define a first enlarged portion that has a first width greater than the width of the central body portion, wherein the first portion includes a first another tab that extends substantially perpendicularly to the first outwardly extending tabs, and the first another tab extends away from the central body portion such that the first outwardly extending tabs are located between the central body portion and the first another tab; and
a second portion extending from the opposing second end region of the central body portion.

US Pat. No. 10,113,433

GAS TURBINE ENGINE COMPONENTS WITH LATERAL AND FORWARD SWEEP FILM COOLING HOLES

HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL I...

1. An engine component, comprising:a body having an internal surface and an external surface, the internal surface at least partially defining an internal cooling circuit; and
a plurality of cooling holes formed in the body and extending between the internal cooling circuit and the external surface of the body, the plurality of cooling holes including a first cooling hole with forward diffusion and lateral diffusion,
wherein the first cooling hole includes an inlet at the internal cooling circuit, a metering section extending from the inlet, a first exit portion extending from the metering section, a second exit portion extending from the first exit portion, and an outlet defined on the external surface and fluidly coupled to the second exit portion, wherein the metering section is an oval-shaped cylinder,
wherein the first exit portion extends at a first angle relative to the metering section and the second exit portion extends at a second angle relative to the metering section, the second angle being greater than the first angle to provide the forward diffusion,
wherein the outlet is a multi-lobe shape formed by a first oval, a second oval, and a third oval, each oval having a first end and a second end, wherein the first ends of the first oval, the second oval, and the third oval at least partially overlap, and wherein the second ends of the first oval, the second oval, and the third ovals are splayed relative to one another to provide the lateral diffusion.

US Pat. No. 10,113,431

FLUIDFOIL

ROLLS-ROYCE plc, London ...

1. A fluidfoil comprising:a leading edge; and
a leading edge zone behind the leading edge and extending spanwise over a full span of the fluidfoil,
wherein:
the leading edge zone comprises one or more deflected regions, which locally reduce an angle of attack of the fluidfoil, each of the one or more deflected regions being an upwardly-oriented ramp for fluid passing the leading edge on a suction surface of the fluidfoil, and
each of the one or more deflected regions comprises a depression in the leading edge zone and tapers in a chordwise direction to a point from a maximum spanwise width at the leading edge, through the leading edge zone, to no spanwise width at an interface of the leading edge zone with a main body of the fluidfoil.

US Pat. No. 10,113,430

GROUP OF BLADE ROWS

1. A blade row group arrangeable in a main flow path of a fluid-flow machine, comprising:a quantity (N) of adjacent member blade rows arranged relative to one another in both a meridional direction (m) and a circumferential direction (u), with the quantity (N) of the member blade rows being greater than or equal to 2 and (i) designating a running index with values between 1 and the quantity (N), the quantity (N) of adjacent member blade rows including a front member blade row with front blades (i) each having a leading edge and a trailing edge and a rear member blade row with rear blades (i+1) each having a leading edge and a trailing edge,
where the blade row group has two main flow path boundaries (HB),
a plurality of meridional flow line sections through the blade row group on m-u planes, where in each meridional flow line section, a chord (Se(i)) of one of the front blades and a chord (Se(i+1)) of one of the rear blades are defined as tangents lying on respective profiles on a pressure side of the one of the front blades and a pressure side of the one of the rear blades,
where a profile depth (I(i)) of the one of the front blades and a profile depth (I(i+1)) of the one of the rear blades are provided in a direction of the respective chord,
where values of the profile depths (I(i)) and (I(i+1)) on a mean meridional flow line are identified as (I(i)SLM) and (I(i+1)SLM),
where a standardized profile depth (In(i)) of the one of the front blades and a standardized profile depth (In(i+1)) of the one of the rear blades are defined as In(i)=I(i)/I(i)SLM and In(i+1)=I(i+1)/I(i+1)SLM,
where a profile depth ratio (PTV) of the one of the front blades and the one of the rear blades is defined as: PTV=I(i)/I(i+1),
where a value of the profile depth ratio (PTV) on the mean meridional flow line is identified as PTVSLM, and a relative profile depth ratio (PTVr) is defined as: PTVr=PTV/PTVSLM,
where an additive profile depth (Iadd) of the one of the front blades and the one of the rear blades is defined as: Iadd=I(i)+I(i+1),
where a value of the additive profile depth (Iadd) on the mean meridional flow line is identified as IaddSLM,
where a standardized additive profile depth (Iaddn) is defined as Iaddn=Iadd/IaddSLM,
where a stagger angle (lambda(i)) of the one of the front blades and a stagger angle (lambda(i+1)) of the one of the rear blades are defined as angles of inclination of the respective chords relative to the meridional direction (m),
where a mean stagger angle (lambdam) is defined as a mean value of the stagger angle (lambda(i)) of the one of the front blades and the stagger angle (lambda(i+1)) of the one of the rear blades, in accordance with: lambdam=(lambda(i)+lambda(i+1))/2,
where at each position on a trailing edge of the one of the front blades (i) an auxiliary coordinate system having a first, a second and a third coordinate direction (s, q, or) is provided, with the first coordinate direction (s) facing downstream at the mean stagger angle (lamdam) relative to the meridional direction (m), the second coordinate direction (q), perpendicular to the first coordinate direction (s), facing away from the pressure side of the one of the front blades (i), and the third coordinate direction (or) being perpendicular to the first coordinate direction (s) and to the second coordinate direction (q),
where an effective profile depth (Ieff) is measured as a distance between the leading edge of the one of the front blades (i) and the trailing edge of the one of the rear blades (i+1) parallel to the first coordinate direction (s),
where a value of the effective profile depth (Ieff) on the mean meridional flow line is identified as IeffSLM,
where a standardized effective profile depth (Ieff) of the one of the front blades and rear blades is defined in accordance with: Ieffn=Ieff/IeffSLM, and
where, in an area between the mean meridional flow line (SLM) and one of the two main flow path boundaries (HB), at least one standardized profile depth (In) chosen from a first group including the standardized profile depth (In(i)) of the one of the front blades, and the standardized profile depth (In(i+1)) of the one of the rear blades and the standardized additive profile depth (Iaddn) increases at least locally in a direction of the one of the two main flow path boundaries (HB);
wherein the standardized effective profile depth (Ieffn) in the area between the mean meridional flow line (SLM) and the one of the two main flow path boundaries (HB) is constant within a tolerance between +2% and ?2% of a value on the standardized effective profile depth on the mean meridional flow line (IeffnSLM).

US Pat. No. 10,113,429

LIQUID-CAPTURING SHAFT

ROLLS-ROYCE plc, London ...

1. A liquid-capturing shaft, the shaft being hollow, arranged for rotation about a longitudinal axis of the shaft, comprising:a wall defining an innermost surface and an outermost surface of the shaft and through which are formed a plurality of circumferentially spaced apart inlet openings; and
each inlet opening having a respective capture surface which extends from the outermost surface of the shaft and through the innermost surface of the shaft, such that the capture surface extends through the wall along a plane that extends obliquely with respect to the longitudinal axis.

US Pat. No. 10,113,428

FLOW ROTOR, IN PARTICULAR TURBINE WHEEL

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A radial flow exhaust gas turbocharger turbine wheel (1) having a turbine wheel hub (2, 3) and turbine wheel blades (7), the turbine wheel hub (2, 3) having a wheel hub axis,wherein said turbine wheel is adapted for receiving a radially directed flow of exhaust gas and converting exhaust energy into rotational energy for driving a compressor wheel,
wherein the turbine wheel hub includes a turbine wheel hub core (2) and a turbine wheel hub outer part (3) which radially surrounds the turbine wheel hub core (2)
the turbine wheel hub core (2) being coaxial with said wheel hub axis, having a bell-shaped cross-section having a base and a peak,
and
the turbine wheel outer part (3) shaped for redirecting radially directed inflow to axial outflow the turbine wheel blades (7) extending outward from the hub outer part (3) and axially located between said base and said peak,
wherein the turbine wheel hub core (2) is made of a nickel-based alloy and the turbine wheel hub outer part (3) and turbine blades (7) are made of titanium aluminide or ceramic.

US Pat. No. 10,113,427

VANE HEAT ENGINE

1. A vane motor comprising:a housing comprising a fixed outer wall having:
an entrance face;
a ledge face;
an expansion face;
a return face;
an exit face; and
an annular face;
a rotor;
an expansion chamber wall, said expansion chamber wall having an axial length wherein said expansion chamber wall is flexible along the axial length, said expansion chamber wall being fixed in position relative to said entrance face and variable in position relative to said return face.

US Pat. No. 10,113,426

STATOR FOR AN ECCENTRIC SCREW PUMP

1. A stator for an eccentric screw pump, the stator comprises:a stator body, the stator body comprising:
an accommodation hole configured for accommodating a rotor;
a tubular elastomer body reinforced at least in sections with a thread inlay and having an axial first end and an axial second end opposite the axial first end;
a first end piece; and
a second end piece,
wherein:
the tubular elastomer body forms an outer surface of the stator body;
the first axial end is secured to the first end piece; and
the second axial end is secured to the second end piece.

US Pat. No. 10,113,424

MILLING TOOL HOLDER

Caterpillar Paving Produc...

1. A tool holder configured to be coupled to a tool mounting block of a milling drum comprising:a cylindrical body defining a first end configured to be received within the tool mounting block of the milling drum and the cylindrical body defining a second end, the second end configured to receive a cutting bit;
a flange located between the first end and the second end with respect to an axial direction;
a first bore with a first opening defined by the second end, the first bore extending along the axial direction towards the first end;
a frustoconical portion located between the flange and the first end with respect to the axial direction;
an elliptical portion located between the flange and the first end with respect to the axial direction; and
a recessed region in a wall of the cylindrical body located between the frustoconical portion and the elliptical portion.

US Pat. No. 10,113,422

DETERMINING SPOTTING FLUID PROPERTIES

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A method, comprising:positioning a member of a test apparatus into a prepared mudcake sample at a specified depth of the mudcake sample, the mudcake sample associated with a drilling fluid and comprising a specified thickness;
pressurizing a spotting fluid in a feeder tank with a pressurized gas stored in a gas tank in fluid communication with the feeder tank;
circulating a pressurized flow of the spotting fluid from the feeder tank to a test cell of the test apparatus to contact the prepared mudcake sample in the test cell of the test apparatus;
soaking the prepared mudcake sample in the spotting fluid for a specified time duration;
subsequent to the specified time duration, detecting, with the test apparatus, a force exerted on the member relative to a displacement distance of the member from the specified depth in the mudcake sample during removal of the member from the mudcake sample;
recording, with the test apparatus, the detected force relative to the displacement distance; and
determining, with the test apparatus, one or more properties associated with the mudcake sample based on the recorded force relative to the displacement distance.

US Pat. No. 10,113,421

THREE-DIMENSIONAL FRACTURE ABUNDANCE EVALUATION OF SUBSURFACE FORMATIONS

Schlumberger Technology C...

1. A method of evaluating fracture abundance in a subsurface formation, the method comprising, using one or more hardware-based processors:defining a fracture network within a plurality of cells of a three-dimensional model of the subsurface formation using a plurality of geometric primitives;
determining an area of the plurality of geometric primitives within at least a subset of the plurality of cells by summing areas of individual geometric primitives within each of the subset of cells, wherein determining the area of the plurality of geometric primitives within the subset of the plurality of cells further includes:
organizing the plurality of geometric primitives within a spatially-organized data structure; and
accessing the spatially-organized data structure when summing areas of individual geometric primitives within each of the subset of cells to determine which of the plurality of geometric primitives are at least partially within each of the subset of cells; and
determining a fracture abundance parameter for the fracture network from the determined area of the plurality of geometric primitives.

US Pat. No. 10,113,419

ELECTROMAGNETIC TELEMETRY USING A TRANSCEIVER IN AN ADJACENT WELLBORE

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A system comprising:a downhole transceiver coupled to a well tool that is positionable in a wellbore for transmitting an electromagnetic signal with encoded data;
a first electrode positionable in an adjacent wellbore for receiving the electromagnetic signal and generating a first voltage in response to the electromagnetic signal;
a second electrode positionable in the adjacent wellbore or at a surface of the adjacent wellbore for receiving the electromagnetic signal and generating a second voltage in response to the electromagnetic signal;
a surface transceiver for coupled to a fiber optic cable and configured to determine a decoded version of the encoded data based on a voltage difference between the first electrode and the second electrode;
and
a material coupled to the fiber optic cable and the first electrode for changing a strain on the fiber optic cable in response to the voltage difference between the first electrode and the second electrode,
wherein the material and the first electrode form at least a portion of an electrical circuit that is positionable in the adjacent wellbore and electrically passive, and wherein the electrical circuit has an input impedance that is greater than 1 mega ohm.

US Pat. No. 10,113,418

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR SPECTRUM ESTIMATION FOR MEASURE WHILE DRILLING TELEMETRY IN A WELL SYSTEM

SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY C...

1. A method for configuring transmission signals in a measuring while drilling (MWD) wellbore tool, comprising:receiving at an earth surface, from a transmission of the MWD wellbore tool, a signal from the MWD wellbore tool in a wellbore, wherein the signal comprises a telemetry portion, comprising physical properties of the wellbore measured in the wellbore, and a noise portion;
reproducing the telemetry portion based at least partially on the signal;
subtracting the telemetry portion from the signal;
estimating, based at least partially on the subtraction, the noise portion of the signal; and
altering a transmission configuration of the downhole tool, for further transmitting the signal to the earth surface, based at least partially on the estimated noise portion of the signal.

US Pat. No. 10,113,417

APPARATUSES AND METHODS FOR EVALUATING SYSTEMS USED IN ELECTROMAGNETIC TELEMETRY TRANSMISSIONS

Evolution Engineering Inc...

1. A system for testing connectivity of an EM telemetry receiver to one or more ground conductors, the system comprising:a ground conductor in electrical contact with the ground;
a signal receiver electrically connected to the ground conductor by a link;
a test signal generator configured to generate an electrical test signal and to supply it to the ground conductor by way of the link;
a switch operable to selectively couple the link to the test signal generator or to the signal receiver; and
a meter configured to measure a current flowing from the test signal generator to the linkwherein the electrical test signal comprises a pure tone and the pure tone has a frequency of above 20 Hz.

US Pat. No. 10,113,416

MODELLING TOOL

1. A communication and data processing system for use between one or more employers and one or more system users and one or more system suppliers of the communication and data processing system, at least comprising:a) one or more downhole transmitters configured for providing LWD and/or MWD data,
b) the downhole transmitters communicating via a communication line with one or more computers upstream of the communication line through a data protocol for the transfer of MD and/or MWD data,
c) LWD and/or MWD data being stored locally at the one or more upstream computers,
d) data being transferred locally from the drilling installation to a central hub, the transfer being accomplished by wire or wirelessly via radio transceivers located on the installation and in communication with the central hub,
e) the central hub comprising a WITSML server
f) one or more mathematical models on the WITSML server for calculating an output function Hi(T), where Hi(T) denotes a function for increasing plant time efficiency and T denotes the true time spent in a project, wherein calculating Hi(T) at least includes using the following manipulated parameters:
g) TN: estimated time for completing the project,
T: actual time for completing the project,
Z: selected portion of total project value,
and at least one parameter obtained from the one or more downhole transmitters,
h) wherein, further, an application is implemented on the central hub, the application being configured for receiving parameters from the downhole transmitters comprising LWD and/or MWD data and other parameters relevant for the project, and the application being in direct communication with the mathematical model, or the application comprising the mathematical model,
i) one or more first computers having direct access to the hub and the WITSML server, operated by said one or more system suppliers,
j) one or more second presentation computers in communication with the one or more first computers, the second presentation computers at least receiving output functions Hi(T) from the one or more first computers and the output functions Hi(T) being selectively associated with individual second computers, and
k) wherein one or more system users are associated with the second computers.

US Pat. No. 10,113,414

MULTIPLE MAGNETIC SENSOR RANGING METHOD AND SYSTEM

SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY C...

1. A method for determining a geometric relationship of a second well with respect to a first well, comprising the steps of:producing a first output from a first 3-axis magnetometer positioned in the second well, the first output responsive to a magnetic field produced by a magnetic field source positioned in the first well;
producing a second output from a second 3-axis magnetometer positioned in the second well, the second output responsive to the magnetic field produced by the magnetic field source, wherein a location of the first 3-axis magnetometer and a location of the second 3-axis magnetometer relative to the magnetic field source are unknown;
calculating the location for each of the first and second magnetometers in the second well with respect to the magnetic field source in the first well; wherein the location of the first magnetometer and the location of the second magnetometer are determined from a plurality of magnetic field components measured by each said magnetometer;
transmitting the locations of the first and second 3-axis magnetometers to surface;
determining the geometric relationship of the second well with respect to the first well; and
reinitiating drilling operations based on the geometric relationship between the first and second wells.

US Pat. No. 10,113,412

AXIALLY-SUPPORTED DOWNHOLE PROBES

Evolution Engineering Inc...

1. A downhole assembly comprising:a drill string section having a bore extending longitudinally through the drill string section;
a downhole probe located in the bore of the section;
the probe supported in the bore by first and second spiders each spider comprising a rim, a hub and one or more arms extending between the hub and the rim, the hub formed to provide a bore passing through the hub, the first and second spiders spaced apart longitudinally within the bore, and the rim of at least one of the first and second spiders abutting a landing step in a wall of the bore;
wherein:
at least one of the first and second spiders is axially fixed to the drill string section and to the probe,
the first spider is coupled to an uphole end of the probe, the second spider is coupled to a downhole end of the probe, at least one of the first and second spiders is coupled non-rotationally to the probe and to the drill string section and the probe extends through the bores of the hubs of the first and second spiders such that first and second ends of the probe respectively project past the hubs of the first and second spiders.

US Pat. No. 10,113,411

BOREHOLE IMAGE GAP FILLING

SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY C...

1. A method, comprising:acquiring a borehole image corresponding to a sidewall surface of a borehole that penetrates a subterranean formation, wherein the subterranean formation comprises structural elements and a varying geophysical characteristic, wherein the borehole image is based on measurement of the geophysical characteristic around circumferential portions of the sidewall surface of the borehole, and wherein the borehole image comprises:
structure corresponding to the structural elements;
texture corresponding to the varying geophysical characteristic; and
coverage gaps in which the structure and texture are missing; wherein the coverage gaps correspond to circumferential portions of the sidewall surface of the borehole for which no measurement of the geophysical characteristic was obtained,
extracting trends from the borehole image, wherein the trends correspond to low pass information of the image and representing the structure;
reconstructing the missing structure within the gaps based on the extracted trends;
simulating the missing texture within the gaps based on the borehole image and the reconstructed structure; and
constructing a fullbore image based on the borehole image, the reconstructed structure within the gaps, and the simulated texture within the gaps.

US Pat. No. 10,113,410

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR WIRELESSLY MONITORING WELL INTEGRITY

ONESUBSEA IP UK LIMITED, ...

1. A subsea mineral extraction system, comprising:a subsea wellhead assembly configured to couple to a well;
a first electronic sensor module configured to be disposed in cement in a first annulus of the subsea wellhead assembly, wherein the first electronic sensor module comprises:
a first sensor configured to measure or detect a parameter related to an integrity of the well;
control circuitry configured to generate sensor feedback based on the parameter measured or detected by the first sensor; and
a first transmitter configured to wirelessly transmit the sensor feedback;
a first controller comprising a first receiver configured to wirelessly receive the sensor feedback from the first transmitter of the first electronic sensor module, and wherein the first controller is disposed on an outer annular surface of an outermost string of a plurality of strings of the subsea wellhead assembly; and
a second controller configured to receive the sensor feedback from the first controller and to provide one or more user-perceivable indications based on the sensor feedback, wherein the second controller comprises a processor, a memory, and a model stored on the memory and executable by the processor, wherein the processor is configured to execute the model to predict or estimate the integrity of the well based at least in part on the sensor feedback.

US Pat. No. 10,113,409

BORE MEASURING TOOL

16. A method for measuring a well bore wall comprising:providing a casing in line within a tool string;
displacing an engagement body within a central passage of said casing from a first position to a second position to compress and radially extend a plurality of longitudinally extending biasing elements connected thereto;
recording at least one measurement of the well bore wall with a sensor located on each of said radially extended biasing elements; and
wherein said central passage has a first portion proximate to a first end of said casing and a second portion at a middle thereof, wherein said second portion of said central passage is larger than said first portion.

US Pat. No. 10,113,408

INTEGRATED DRILLING CONTROL SYSTEM

Weatherford Technology Ho...

1. A method of performing controlled pressure drilling of a borehole in a formation with a drilling system according to a drilling plan, the method comprising:configuring, with a computerized control system, a setup of at least the drilling plan, the formation, and the drilling system;
performing the controlled pressure drilling of the borehole in the formation with the drilling system according to the drilling plan by: integrating the setup of the computerized control system with the drilling system, acquiring current data of at least the drilling system, and functioning the drilling system with the computerized control system using the acquired data in an operating mode for operational interaction with the drilling system;
switching, at the computerized control system, from the operating mode to a simulating mode in response to an event anticipated in the drilling operation according to the drilling plan for simulated interaction with the drilling system while continuing the controlled pressure drilling with the drilling system;
simulating the functioning of the drilling system with the computerized control system for a future time period using simulated data in the simulating mode; and
using a result from the simulated interaction in the operational interaction with the drilling system.

US Pat. No. 10,113,407

ELECTROCHEMICAL PRODUCTION OF METAL HYDROXIDE USING METAL SILICATES

Lawrence Livermore Nation...

1. An apparatus for forming metal hydroxide, comprising:a first container that has a top, said first container containing insoluble particles;
a second container that is larger than said first container wherein said first container is located inside of said second container, wherein said first container is a porous container that includes porous container walls that extend entirely around said first container except for said top and wherein said porous container walls are made of a grate having a porosity such that water molecules and ions can pass through said grate but insoluble particles can not pass through said grate and said insoluble particles will be retained within said first container;
a hydroxyl-producing cathode located inside said second container outside of said first container;
hydroxyl ions produced by said hydroxyl-producing cathode;
an acid-producing anode located inside said first container;
acid produced by said acid-producing anode;
a direct current electricity source connected to said hydroxyl-producing cathode and said acid-producing anode;
direct current electricity produced by said direct current electricity source in a direct current electricity path between said hydroxyl-producing cathode and said acid-producing anode;
a metal silicate mass located inside said first container, wherein said metal silicate mass is a metal silicate mass that has been ground, powdered, fractured, or drilled;
metal silicate contained in said metal silicate mass that is contacted by said acid produced by said acid-producing anode, or by said hydroxyl ions produced by said hydroxyl-producing cathode, or by both said acid produced by said acid-producing anode and by said hydroxyl ions produced by said hydroxyl-producing cathode, wherein said metal silicate constitutes pieces or particles composed partly or entirely of metal silicate;
a water solution located inside said first container and said second container, said water solution having an ion concentration, wherein said ion concentration is sufficient to allow said direct current electricity to pass in said direct current electricity path between said acid-producing anode and said hydroxyl-producing cathode; and
wherein said first container that is a porous container with porous container walls is located inside of said second container with said porous container walls inside of said second container, said porous container containing said water solution and containing said acid-producing anode, said metal silicate mass, and said metal silicate wherein said porous container walls are immersed in said water solution inside said first container and said second container, wherein said hydroxyl-producing cathode is located in said second container outside of said first container that is a porous container;
wherein said acid-producing anode and said hydroxyl-producing cathode are at least partially submerged in said water solution;
wherein said direct current electricity is applied across said acid-producing anode and said hydroxyl-producing cathode, said direct current electricity being of sufficient current and voltage to generate said hydroxyl ions at said hydroxyl-producing cathode and generate said acid at said acid-producing anode, said acid or said hydroxyl ions being of sufficient concentration to convert at least some of said metal silicate into metal ions and silicate ions;
wherein said silicate ions react with said acid produced by said acid-producing anode and form silica or silicic acid; and
wherein said metal ions react with said hydroxyl ions produced by said hydroxyl-producing cathode to form the metal hydroxide.

US Pat. No. 10,113,406

PULSED HYDRAULIC FRACTURING WITH NANOSILICA CARRIER FLUID

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A method of fracturing a reservoir, the method comprising:providing a pad fluid to the reservoir via a wellbore in a well to create fractures in the reservoir;
providing a fracturing fluid to the fractures via the wellbore;
providing a nanosilica carrier fluid to the fractures via the wellbore, wherein the nanosilica carrier fluid comprises nanosilica particles, and providing the nanosilica carrier fluid to the fractures comprises pulsing quantities of the nanosilica carrier fluid into a continuous flow of the fracturing fluid or alternately pulsing quantities of the nanosilica carrier fluid and the fracturing fluid, and an elapsed time between pulsing the quantities of the nanosilica carrier fluid is between 2 seconds and 10 minutes;
activating the nanosilica particles with an activator to yield a nanosilica gel; and
shutting in the wellbore at a wellbore pressure, thereby allowing the nanosilica gel to form proppant pillars in the fractures.

US Pat. No. 10,113,404

IGNITING UNDERGROUND ENERGY SOURCES

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. An underground gasification system comprising:a recovery system;
a supply line; and
a downhole ignition device operable to ignite an underground energy source, wherein the downhole ignition device is connected to the supply line and the supply line is connected to the recovery system, wherein the downhole ignition device comprises a piezoelectric igniter system, wherein the piezoelectric igniter system comprises a motor, a lance, a shaft, a cam, and a piezoelectric igniter, wherein the lance is a hollow tube, wherein the shaft is disposed within the lance.

US Pat. No. 10,113,403

HEATER AND METHOD OF OPERATING

DELPHI TECHNOLOGIES, INC....

7. A method of operating a heating system, said heating system comprising a plurality of heaters, each of said plurality of heaters comprising 1) a housing, 2) a plurality of fuel cell stack assemblies each having a plurality of fuel cells which convert chemical energy from a fuel into heat and electricity through a chemical reaction with an oxidizing agent, and 3) a conductor electrically connecting said plurality fuel cell stack assemblies to an electronic controller, said method comprises:a) using said electronic controller and said conductor of one of said plurality of heaters to monitor and control electric current produced by said plurality fuel cell stack assemblies of said one of said plurality of heaters; and
b) using said electronic controller and said conductor of another one of said plurality of heaters to monitor and control electric current produced by said plurality fuel cell stack assemblies of said another one of said plurality of heaters;
wherein step a is performed independently of step b;
wherein said plurality fuel cell stack assemblies are located within said heater housing such that each fuel cell stack assembly of the plurality of fuel cell stack assemblies is spaced axially apart from adjacent fuel cell stack assemblies within said heater housing, and said conductor electrically connects said plurality of fuel cell stack assemblies to said electronic controller, said method further comprising:
c) using said electronic controller and said conductor of said one of said plurality of heaters to monitor and control electric current produced by said plurality of fuel cell stack assemblies of said one of said plurality of heaters; and
d) using said electronic controller and said conductor of said another one of said plurality of heaters to monitor and control electric current produced by said plurality of fuel cell stack assemblies of said another one of said plurality of heaters;
wherein step c is performed independently of step d;
wherein the method further comprises the step of operating said plurality of fuel cell stack assemblies of a given one of said plurality of heaters in series.

US Pat. No. 10,113,402

FORMATION FRACTURING USING HEAT TREATMENT

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A method for treating a geologic formation, comprising:positioning, in a wellbore, a downhole heating device that is coupled to a downhole conveyance that extends from a terranean surface to a subterranean zone that comprises a geologic formation;
generating, with the downhole heating device, an amount of heat power at a specified temperature between 400° C. and 600° C. and a specified time duration between 30 minutes and an hour to transfer to a portion of the geologic formation in the wellbore;
reducing a static Young's modulus of the geologic formation by about 10 percent based on the generated amount of heat power at the specified temperature; and
generating one or more fractures in the geologic formation based on the generated amount of heat power at the specified temperature and specified duration.

US Pat. No. 10,113,401

APPARATUS AND METHOD EMPLOYING PERFORATING GUN FOR SAME LOCATION MULTIPLE RESERVOIR PENETRATIONS

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A method of sequentially performing a plurality of perforations at a predetermined downhole interval of a wellbore in a tight reservoir rock formation in order to produce successively deeper penetrations into the rock, the method comprising:a. securing a latch coupling to a stationary length of casing at a predetermined fixed position above and proximate to the interval to be perforated;
b. providing a perforating gun comprised of a plurality of sections where each section contains a plurality of shaped charges positioned in a predetermined array, where the array is the same for each section, and the arrays are axially and radially aligned with each other;
c. securing the perforating gun to the downhole end of a supporting member;
d. securing to the supporting member a plurality of latching tools that correspond in number to the plurality of sections comprising the perforating gun, the latching tools being spaced apart axially on the supporting member of a distance that corresponds to the axial distance between the shaped charge arrays in the sections comprising the perforating gun;
e. lowering the first section of the plurality of sections comprising the perforating gun into position adjacent the predetermined interval to be perforated;
f. releasably engaging with the latch coupling a first latching tool of the plurality of latching tools that is closest to the perforating gun;
g. firing a first series of charges from the first section of the gun to penetrate the reservoir rock along the predetermined interval with a first series of openings;
h. releasing the first latching tool to disengage the tool from the latch coupling and lowering the gun to engage the adjacent latching tool with the latch coupling to position a second section of the plurality of sections of the perforating gun adjacent the first series of penetrations;
i. firing a subsequent series of charges from the second section of the gun into the formation at the same locations as the first series to provide openings penetrating deeper into the formation than the first series of openings, and
j. repeating steps (h) and (i) until all of the charges in the sections comprising the perforating gun have been fired.

US Pat. No. 10,113,400

SEQUENTIAL FULLY IMPLICIT WELL MODEL WITH TRIDIAGONAL MATRIX STRUCTURE FOR RESERVOIR SIMULATION

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A computer implemented method of forming a model of determined well completion rates of component fluids of a subsurface reservoir from measured total well production by reservoir simulation of well production, at a time step during life of the subsurface reservoir, from a plurality of vertical wells in the subsurface reservoir with a coupled well reservoir simulator model, the reservoir simulator model having formation layers having unknown formation pressures and completion rates at the time step, the formation layers comprising vertical fluid flow layers having vertical fluid flow therefrom and flow barrier layers with no vertical fluid flow therefrom, the coupled well reservoir simulator model being organized into a plurality of cells including a plurality of well cells at locations of the vertical wells in formation layers of the reservoir, and a plurality of reservoir cells adjacent the well cells and the reservoir cells of the formation layers having unknown formation pressures, transmissibilities and completion rates at the time step, the method comprising the computer implemented steps of:forming a reduced system model of the plurality of vertical wells consisting of:
interval well cells between flow barrier layers of the reservoir assembled by combining vertically disposed well cells of the vertical flow formation layers having vertical fluid communication therebetween and being located between flow barrier layers in the coupled reservoir model; and
reservoir cells adjacent the interval well cells;
solving the reduced system model for bottom hole pressures of the plurality of wells;
solving by reservoir simulation the coupled well reservoir model of well cells and reservoir cells for layer completion rates of component fluids of the well cells of each of the formation layers of the coupled well reservoir model at the time step, based on a steady state volume balance relationship of the layer completion rates, formation pressures and transmissibilities, and treating the plurality of wells as having the determined bottom hole pressure;
determining a simulator total well production rate for the plurality of wells from the layer completion rates of the component fluids of the formation layers of the coupled reservoir model of the well at the time step;
comparing the simulator total well production rate for the plurality of wells with the measured total well production at the time step to determine if simulator convergence is achieved; and, if so,
forming a record of the layer completion rates of the component fluids for the layers at the well cells and of the determined total well production rate for the plurality of wells at the time step; and
if the results of the step of comparing indicate convergence is not achieved, iterating to the step of solving by reservoir simulation the coupled well reservoir model, determining a simulator total well production rate for the plurality of wells from the well completion rates of the component fluids, and comparing.

US Pat. No. 10,113,398

FUEL CELL APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DOWNHOLE POWER SYSTEMS

SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY C...

1. A method for generating electricity in a drill string disposed within a wellbore, wherein the drill string comprises a turbine, a generator, and a fuel cell system, the method comprising:(i) generating electricity using the fuel cell system, wherein the fuel cell system generates electricity by producing an electrochemical reaction between hydrogen and oxygen within a fuel cell stack, wherein the fuel cell stack comprises: a first electrode; a second electrode; a proton exchange membrane located between the first electrode and the second electrode; and at least one water storage medium located between the proton exchange membrane and the second electrode;
(ii) retaining water produced by the electrochemical reaction within the fuel cell stack;
(iii) stopping the electrochemical reaction within the fuel cell stack;
(iv) circulating drilling mud through the wellbore;
(v) generating electricity using the generator, the turbine, and the circulating drilling mud; and
(vi) generating hydrogen and oxygen within the fuel cell stack by using the electricity generated in process (v) to electrolyze the water produced in process (i) and retained in process (ii).

US Pat. No. 10,113,393

SYSTEMS AND APPARATUSES FOR SEPARATING WELLBORE FLUIDS AND SOLIDS DURING PRODUCTION

Heal Systems LP, Calgary...

1. A process for producing reservoir fluids from a reservoir disposed within a subterranean formation, comprising:producing gas-depleted reservoir fluid from the reservoir via a production string disposed within a producing wellbore, wherein the producing comprises, via a flow diverter:
receiving reservoir fluid flow from a downhole wellbore space,
conducting the received reservoir fluid flow uphole,
discharging the received reservoir fluid flow into an uphole wellbore space such that, while the discharged reservoir fluid flow is disposed within the uphole wellbore space, gaseous material is separated from the discharged reservoir fluid flow in response to at least buoyancy forces, such that a gas-depleted reservoir fluid flow is obtained,
receiving and conducting the gas-depleted reservoir fluid flow, and
discharging the conducted gas-depleted reservoir fluid flow,
wherein:
the flow diverter comprises an insert-receiving part and a flow diverter-effecting insert,
the insert-receiving part comprises a passageway, and
the flow diverter-effecting insert is disposed within the passageway and releasably coupled to the insert-receiving part via a coupler disposed within the production string;
conducting the discharged gas-depleted reservoir fluid to a pump;
pressurizing the gas-depleted reservoir fluid with the pump such that the gas-depleted reservoir fluid is conducted to the surface;
uncoupling the flow diverter-effecting insert from the coupler;
displacing the flow-diverter-effecting insert, relative to the insert-receiving part, such that the coupler becomes disposed for coupling to a plug; and
after the displacing, deploying a plug downhole, and coupling the plug to the coupler such that a flow of material uphole of the plug is prevented, or substantially prevented.

US Pat. No. 10,113,392

TUBING PRESSURE INSENSITIVE SURFACE CONTROLLED SUBSURFACE SAFETY VALVE

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A hydraulic control system for controlling operation of a downhole valve comprising:a rod piston disposed within a housing,
wherein the rod piston and the housing form a first piston chamber, a second piston chamber and a third piston chamber, wherein a first piston chamber volume of the first piston chamber and a third piston chamber volume vary inversely as the rod piston is moved from one position to another in the housing;
a high tubing pressure branch, wherein the high tubing pressure branch delivers pressure to the first piston chamber, wherein the first piston chamber is between a first seal on a first distal end of the rod piston and a wall of the housing;
a single control line directed into the second piston chamber and a first storage chamber branch, wherein the single control line delivers a surface pressure to the second piston chamber, wherein the second piston chamber is between the first seal and a second seal on a first side of a middle portion of the rod piston, wherein the first storage chamber branch fluidically couples a first compartment of a storage chamber and the second piston chamber to maintain the first compartment and the second piston chamber at a first pressure;
a second storage chamber branch, wherein the second storage chamber branch fluidically couples a second compartment of the storage chamber and the third piston chamber, wherein a second pressure of the second compartment of the storage chamber is directed to the third piston chamber through the second storage chamber branch, wherein a compressible fluid maintains the second compartment of the storage chamber and the third piston chamber at a same pressure, and wherein the first compartment and the second compartment comprise a compressible fluid or a compressible gas; and
a flow tube coupled to the rod piston and a flapper,
wherein the flow tube moves between a first position and a second position in response to movement of the rod piston, and
wherein movement of the flow tube between the first position and the second position is operable to at least one of open the flapper and close the flapper.

US Pat. No. 10,113,391

RETRIEVABLE BACK PRESSURE VALVE AND METHOD OF USING SAME

1. A retrievable back pressure valve for use with a horizontal well completion operations during drilling out plug procedures comprising:a tool with a first end, a second end and a passageway there through wherein said tool is adapted to be removably positioned in a drill string profile nipple in said horizontal well;
at least one flapper valve positioned in said tool said passageway adapted to allow fluid to flow downhole of said horizontal well through said tool said passageway and prevent said fluid from traveling up said horizontal well through said tool said passageway; and
a releasable positioning mechanism attached to said tool for positioning said tool in said drill string profile nipple and adapted to release said tool from said drill string profile nipple when a ball is dropped down said horizontal well and enters said tool.

US Pat. No. 10,113,390

VALVE FOR GRAVEL PACKING A WELLBORE

SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY C...

1. A downhole tool, comprising:a housing comprising a screen; and
a valve system positioned within the housing, the valve system comprising a first valve and a flow control device, wherein the valve system has a first position where the first valve allows a flow within the housing, a second position where the first valve directs at least a portion of the flow through the flow control device, and a third position stopping flow through the flow control device; and
wherein the valve system further comprises an intermediate tubular member positioned between the housing and a base pipe, wherein the intermediate tubular member has a first opening formed radially-therethrough.

US Pat. No. 10,113,389

CRACK-RESISTANT CEMENT COMPOSITION

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A method of cementing in a subterranean formation comprising:introducing a cement composition into the subterranean formation, wherein the cement composition comprises:
(A) cement;
(B) water; and
(C) an additive comprising zirconium dioxide, wherein at least 60% of the zirconium dioxide is in a metastable tetragonal phase during the step of introducing, and wherein some or all of the zirconium dioxide that is in the metastable tetragonal phase transforms to a stable monoclinic phase after a stress is applied to the cement composition;
allowing or causing to allow the cement composition to set;
allowing or causing to allow the stress to induce a crack in the set cement composition; wherein the stress further induces at least a portion of the zirconium dioxide that is in the metastable tetragonal phase to transform to the stable monoclinic phase; wherein this transformation reduces the size of at least one dimension of the crack.

US Pat. No. 10,113,388

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING WELLBORE ISOLATION

HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVIC...

1. An actuatable wellbore isolation assembly comprising:a housing generally defining an axial flowbore and comprising a mandrel portion, a first end portion, and a second end portion, the mandrel portion being movable relative to the second end portion so that the housing has a variable length;
a radially expandable isolating member positioned circumferentially about a portion of the housing;
a sliding sleeve circumferentially positioned about a portion of the mandrel of the housing, the sliding sleeve being configured to be movable between:
a first position in which the sliding sleeve retains the expandable isolating member in a narrower non-expanded conformation; and
a second position in which the sliding sleeve does not retain the expandable isolating member in the narrower non-expanded conformation;
an actuator assemblage configured to move the sliding sleeve from the first position to the second position; and
a locking mechanism engaged to retain the sliding sleeve in the first position and disengageable to allow movement of the sliding sleeve between the first position and the second position,
wherein movement of the mandrel portion relative to the second end portion disengages the locking mechanism to thereby allow the actuator assemblage to move the sliding sleeve from the first position to the second position.

US Pat. No. 10,113,385

PRODUCTION SYSTEM AND TENSION HANGER

Cameron International Cor...

11. A well production system for producing fluids from a well, the system comprising:a wellhead component;
a hanger system comprising:
a hanger body comprising an inner bore extending therethrough along an axis;
an inner mandrel comprising an exterior surface comprising a slot, the slot comprising an axially oriented portion that terminates and the slot continues into either an azimuthally oriented portion or a helically oriented portion extending from the axially oriented portion, the inner mandrel being passable from the hanger body inner bore; and
wherein the inner mandrel is movable into a landed position by axial and rotational movement of the inner mandrel relative to the hanger body, the axial and rotational movement being guided by the slot; and
a production tubing string attachable to the inner mandrel and extendable into the well.

US Pat. No. 10,113,384

MULTI-METAL SEAL SYSTEM

Cameron International Cor...

1. A system, comprising:a first tubular;
a second tubular, wherein the first and second tubulars are configured to be disposed one inside another about an axis;
a multi-metal seal system configured to seal an annular space between a first surface of the first tubular and a second surface of the second tubular, wherein the multimetal seal system comprises:
a first metal seal portion with a first angled surface and a second angled surface;
a second metal seal portion with a third angled surface; and
a third metal seal portion with a fourth angled surface;
wherein the first angled surface selectively engages the third angled surface at a first angled interface and the second angled surface selectively engages the fourth angled surface at a second angled interface, and wherein the first and second angled interfaces are configured to drive the first metal seal portion only in a first radial direction relative to the axis and seal radially against the first surface, drive the second metal seal portion only in a second radial direction relative to the axis and seal radially against the second surface, and drive the third metal seal portion only in the second radial direction relative to the axis and seal radially against the second surface.

US Pat. No. 10,113,382

ENHANCED HYDROCARBON WELL BLOWOUT PROTECTION

1. An apparatus to protect from accidental blow out from a hydrocarbon well, the apparatus comprising:a sealable pipe adaptor mounted directly on a hydrocarbon well head, the sealable pipe adaptor including:
a central branch used for a drilling operation, the central branch having a first valve that is normally open and controllable during the drilling operation, the first valve containing a first sensor that is a shut-off sensor that shuts the first valve when a gush of oil or gas flow above a first preset safety threshold is detected,
a first side branch, having a second valve that is controllable during the drilling operation and during a production mode, the second valve having a second sensor that opens the second valve when detecting a rogue hydrocarbon flow so that the rogue hydrocarbon flow is directed through the first side branch the first side branch being connected to storage, and
a second side branch connected to a production pipe, the second side branch having a third valve controllable from a production collection terminal, the third valve being normally closed during the drilling operation and being normally open during the production mode, the third valve containing a third sensor that is a shut-off sensor that shuts the third valve when a gush of oil or gas flow that is above a second preset safety threshold is detected.

US Pat. No. 10,113,380

PUMPING SYSTEM DEPLOYMENT USING CABLE

SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY C...

1. A method for deploying a pumping system, comprising:moving a coiled tubing injector head into position over a wellhead positioned above a wellbore of a well;
routing an electrical cable through the coiled tubing injector head and through a tree assembly positioned above the wellhead;
coupling the electrical cable to an electric submersible pumping system beneath the coiled tubing injector head; and
using the coiled tubing injector head to deploy the electrical cable and to thus lower the electric submersible pumping system downhole into the wellbore beneath the wellhead without coiled tubing; and
wherein moving comprises coupling the coiled tubing injector head to an adjustable system located adjacent the wellhead, wherein the adjustable system is configured to selectively lift or lower the coiled tubing injector head and the tree assembly relative to the wellhead.

US Pat. No. 10,113,377

DRIVE SYSTEMS FOR USE WITH LONG LATERAL COMPLETION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

12. A method for preventing rotational movement of a drive mechanism in a rig carrier during operation thereof, the method comprising the steps of:obtaining the rig carrier comprising a mast assembly and a Y-base comprising a support plate, wherein the mast assembly is pivotally mounted to the rig carrier on an upper end of a first rail of the Y-base, wherein the mast assembly comprises a first guide rail and a second guide rail, wherein the mast assembly is movable between a lowered position and a raised position, wherein the mast assembly is supported by the support plate in the raised position, wherein a plurality of crown sheaves are mounted to a top of the mast assembly, wherein the mast assembly further comprises a top drive and a pipe arm comprising a clamp, and wherein the clamp is operable to transfer at least one tubular member from the pipe arm to the top drive;
securing the drive mechanism to a top drive fixture within the mast assembly, wherein the drive mechanism comprises a drive shaft that is on a lower end of the drive mechanism and that is configured to extend toward the rig carrier, and comprises a swivel part on an opposite, upper end of the drive mechanism, wherein the top drive fixture comprises a first guide frame configured to engage the first guide rail at a first location above the drive mechanism, a second guide frame configured to engage the second guide rail at a second location above the drive mechanism, at least one extension that holds the drive mechanism below the first location and the second location, and a first flange that attaches the at least one extension to the first guide frame continuously along a length of the at least one extension from a top connection point at a base of a traveling block frame and above a top-most end of the swivel part to a bottom connection point below the swivel part;
moving the top drive fixture by using a plurality of traveling sheaves mounted within the traveling block frame and operably connected to the top drive fixture with the plurality of crown sheaves to move the top drive fixture;
engaging the at least one extension of the traveling block frame with the first guide frame;
engaging the drive mechanism secured to the top drive fixture; and
operating the drive mechanism to provide a rotational force to the tubular member, wherein contact between the drive mechanism, the first guide frame, the second guide frame, the first guide rail, the second guide rail, or combinations thereof prevents rotation of the drive mechanism.

US Pat. No. 10,113,374

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR HANDLING DRILL STRING COMPONENTS IN A DRILL RIG AND DRILL RIG

12. A method for handling drill string components in respect of a drill rig, the method comprising:gripping with a gripper, a first drill string component, to be threaded on to or off from a second drill string component being part of a drill string which is partly drilled into a rock formation,
maneuvering a handling unit which is movably connected to a support, and which includes said gripper, between a drill string position, in which a gripped first drill string component is positioned for threading on to and off from said second drill string component and a loading position, wherein the first drill string component can be brought into or taken out from said gripper,
bringing an auxiliary engagement unit included in the handling unit to engage said second drill string component in the drill string position,
guiding said gripped first drill string component through said auxiliary engagement unit and aligning the gripped first drill string component to be essentially in line with a longitudinal axis direction defined by said second drill string component, and
allowing said gripper and thereby said gripped first drill string component said alignment through allowing variation of angle of said gripped first drill string component in respect of said support in order to allow alignment of the first drill string component in the drill string position,
wherein said auxiliary engagement unit engages portions of the second drill string component, said portions being positioned at a longitudinal axial distance from each other, and
wherein play or flex or yieldingness between parts of a divided support arm being positioned between said support and said gripper.

US Pat. No. 10,113,372

CENTRALIZER

WEATHERFORD TECHNOLOGY HO...

14. A centralizer, comprising:a body having a bore therethrough;
a first collar coupled to the body;
a second collar coupled to the body; and
a plurality of bow springs coupled to the first collar and the second collar, wherein a cross-section of the bow springs includes an arcuate outer surface and a flat inner surface.

US Pat. No. 10,113,371

DOWNHOLE CONTROL LINE CONNECTOR

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A connector of a wellbore completion, the connector comprising:a housing having a conduit chamber defined therein between a body and a shroud;
a matable connector at least partially disposed within the housing and providing a mating face that faces with respect to the housing so as to angularly engage and mate with an opposing matable connector, the matable connector including one or more communication media disposed within the conduit chamber and extending to the mating face; and
one or more tubular conduits extending helically from the mating face into the conduit chamber and wrapping helically around the body.

US Pat. No. 10,113,370

FLUID FLOW CONTROL DEVICE

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A downhole fluid flow control apparatus comprising:a substantially tubular housing having an inner diameter and an outer diameter;
the inner diameter having a profile defined by one or more contour lines; and
a plurality of circular orifices defined on the tubular housing, wherein a first contour line of the one or more contour lines is operable to direct a fluid into the plurality of circular orifices and a second contour line of the one or more contour lines is operable to direct a fluid away from the plurality of circular orifices.

US Pat. No. 10,113,368

CUTTING ELEMENTS, EARTH-BORING TOOLS INCORPORATING SUCH CUTTING ELEMENTS, AND METHODS OF FORMING SUCH CUTTING ELEMENTS

Baker Hughes Incorporated...

1. A cutting element, comprising:a substrate;
a thermally stable polycrystalline table comprising interbonded grains of a superhard material and interstitial spaces among the interbonded grains of the superhard material, the thermally stable polycrystalline table being at least substantially devoid of catalyst material used to form intergranular bonds among the interbonded grains of the superhard material;
a substrate portion interposed between the thermally stable polycrystalline table and the substrate; and
a metal material attaching the substrate to the substrate portion, the metal material extending from proximate the substrate, through the substrate portion, and partially into the thermally stable polycrystalline table, the metal material exhibiting a melting temperature of less than 1320° C.

US Pat. No. 10,113,366

INTERGLAND GREASE

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A roller cone drill bit comprising:a bit body having at least one support arm extending therefrom;
a cone assembly containing bearings or retaining balls and rotatably mounted on a journal extending from each support arm;
at least two seals disposed in grooves formed in the cone assembly and each preventing debris and well fluids from entering an annular gap formed radially between the cone assembly and the journal;
a lubricant chamber disposed in each support arm and fluidly coupled to at least one seal;
a floating bead defining an exterior section and an interior section of a bore and in sealing engagement with the bore such that the exterior section and interior section of the bore are not in fluid communication; and
an intergland grease disposed at least in an annular gap between the seals, wherein the intergland grease comprises a base grease and a lubricating intergland grease additive, but comprises no extreme pressure additive, and wherein the interior section of the bore is included as part of the lubricant chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,113,358

WINDOW BLINDS WITH EXTENDABLE EDGES

Ristal, Inc., Tempe, AZ ...

1. A window shade comprising:a top rail;
a shade body extending down from the top rail and comprised of a plurality of collapsible tubular cells stacked to form a vertical shade, each of the tubular cells having at least one open distal end;
an insert comprised of a second plurality of collapsible cells and separable from the shade body, the second plurality of collapsible cells freestanding at one end and comprising connections at a distal end between adjacent cells of the second plurality of collapsible cells, each of the second plurality of collapsible cells configured to extend into a respective one of the plurality of collapsible tubular cells, wherein the insert extends a distance beyond the distal end of the shade body to increase an effective width of the window shade, and wherein the second plurality of collapsible cells is configured to be moved independently of and in unison relative to the shade body to vary the distance.

US Pat. No. 10,113,352

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A DOCKING STATION

Rite-Hite Holding Corpora...

1. A dock control system comprising:a camera for mounting on a docking station, the camera configured to obtain at least one image of a vehicle restraint system of the docking station;
a graphical user interface configured to display the at least one image of the vehicle restraint system to an operator of the docking station to verify if a vehicle has been restrained; and
a controller configured to:
automatically activate the camera once the vehicle restraint system is engaged with a vehicle;
receive the at least one image of the vehicle restraint system from the camera; and
transmit the at least one image of the vehicle restraint system to the graphical user interface.

US Pat. No. 10,113,351

INTELLIGENT VEHICLE ACCESS POINT OPENING SYSTEM

FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES,...

1. A method, comprising:detecting a presence of an object in a vicinity of a cover of an access point of a vehicle and inside the vehicle;
receiving a command to open the cover;
activating a mechanism to open the cover responsive to receiving the command;
determining whether the object is likely to fall after the cover has been at least partially opened by:
measuring a relative distance between the object and a sensor on the cover as the cover is being opened; and
determining, based on the relative distance, whether the object is stationary and whether the object is non-stationary and moving toward the cover as the cover is being opened; and
pausing opening of the cover responsive to a determination that the object is likely to fall based on determining that the object is non-stationary and the object is moving toward the cover as the cover was being opened.

US Pat. No. 10,113,350

DOOR STOPPING DEVICE WITH HANDLE

1. A the door stop device comprising:a rope with a top portion and a bottom portion;
a top rope holder;
a connector;
a lockable ring;
a wedged shaped device comprising:
a wedge shaped doorstop portion;
an attachment portion;
at least one fastening means;
wherein the attachment portion is secured to the wedge shaped portion by the fastening means on both sides of the wedge shaped doorstop portion,
wherein the top portion of the rope is secured and configured to the top rope holder in such a manner as to form a loop for hanging or attaching the loop around a door handle,
wherein the bottom portion of the rope is linked to the lockable ring by the connector, and
wherein the lockable ring links to the attachment portion of the wedge shaped device.

US Pat. No. 10,113,349

LOW-NOISE CARRIER ARRANGEMENT

1. A draw-in arrangement (10) comprising a carrier element (31) which is movable back and forth between a fixed park position and an end position, an acceleration and deceleration device (20) with an energy store (81) for drawing the carrier element (31) toward the park position and a pneumatic cylinder-piston unit (61) for decelerating the movement of the carrier element (31) and a carrier (90) which includes a holding recess (95) for accommodating the carrier element (31) and is provided with a stop (91, 92) facing toward the end position and with a carrier surface area (96), and the carrier element (31) has an engagement projection (36) which includes a push surface area (37) which faces away from the park position and which is contactable with the stop (91, 92), whereinthe carrier (90) is provided with a contact layer (97) surrounding at least the carrier surface area (96),
the engagement projection (36) is provided with a carrier element-side delimiting wall layer (51) surrounding the push surface area (37),
both, the wall layer (51) and the contact layer (97), have at least a thickness of 1.5 millimeters, and
both, the wall layer (51) and the contact layer (97), have a mean elasticity modulus at room temperature of between 700 Newton/mm2 and 1600 Newton/mm2.

US Pat. No. 10,113,348

MAGNETIC LEVITATING DOOR

1. A door assembly with a door disposable in front of a door opening and traversable between an open position and closed position, the door assembly comprising:the door being slidable to the open and closed positions, the door defining a length;
two brackets attached to the door, the two brackets being positioned equidistantly on opposed sides of a vertical plane which intersects a center of gravity of the door;
a first magnet attached to each of the first and second brackets, the first magnet having a length less than the length of the door;
a track disposed adjacent to the door opening, the track defining a length about two times the length of the door, the first and second brackets being slidably mounted to the track, the track having opposed inwardly directed fingers;
a second magnet attached to the track, the second magnet having a length greater than a length of the door, the first and second magnets vertically aligned to each other and disposed vertically above stabilizing rollers;
the stabilizing rollers attached to the first and second brackets and disposed within the track, the stabilizing rollers having upper and lower ridges which collectively form grooves that receive the inwardly directed fingers in the grooves for maintaining a vertical position of the door and a vertical gap between the first and second magnets as the door is traversed between the open and closed positions, wherein each stabilizing roller extends horizontally and an axis of rotation of each stabilizing roller extends vertically through the first magnet.

US Pat. No. 10,113,346

HINGE, IN PARTICULAR FOR A PIECE OF FURNITURE

JULIUS BLUM GMBH, Hoechs...

1. A hinge comprising:an inner hinge portion to be fixed to a furniture body or to a furniture door pivotably mounted to the furniture body,
an outer hinge portion to be fixed to an outer door, the inner hinge portion and the outer hinge portion collectively having a lower receiving member, an upper receiving member, and a central receiving member, and
a connecting device slideable in an inserting direction into the lower receiving member, the central receiving member, and the upper receiving member so as to pivotably connect the inner hinge portion to the outer hinge portion,
wherein the inner hinge portion has a main body to be fixed to the furniture body or to the furniture door pivotably mounted to the furniture body, and the lower receiving member is slidable in a sliding direction relative to the upper receiving member mounted to the main body, the sliding direction being transverse to the inserting direction of the connecting device.

US Pat. No. 10,113,340

TELL-TALE INDICATOR FOR LOCATING A SECONDARY HOOD LATCH RELEASE

GM Global Technology Oper...

1. An apparatus for aiding an operator having a finger in locating and operating a secondary hood latch release of a secondary hood latch in a gap between a vehicle body and an openable hood having an outer surface, the apparatus comprising:an indicator located directly above the secondary hood latch release and on the outer surface of the openable hood, and configured to display a location of the secondary hood latch release such that the secondary hood latch release is readily locatable and operable by the operator to open the hood:
wherein the secondary hood latch release is operable by reaching into the gap between the body and the openable hood with the finger and applying an operating force in an operating direction to the secondary hood latch release.

US Pat. No. 10,113,338

MOTOR VEHICLE DOOR LOCK STATUS SYSTEM AND RELATED METHOD

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A method of monitoring door lock status of a motor vehicle, comprising:monitoring, by controller, the door lock status of multiple doors of said motor vehicle; and
indicating, by indicator carried on a driver's door of said motor vehicle, the door lock status of said multiple doors of said motor vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,113,334

ELECTRIC STRIKE LOCK

1. An electric strike lock, comprising:a strike body engaged with a cover plate;
a latch having a latch bolt and a deadlatch, said latch engaging a spring and being rotatably disposed inside the strike body together with said spring;
a keeper having a screw hole and a stop block displaceably disposed within the keeper, the stop block being connected to a solenoid which has a movable rod passing through the keeper and engaging the stop block, the stop block being displaced by the solenoid to move between a first position aligned with the deadlatch to block rotation of the latch and a second position unaligned with the deadlatch to allow rotation of the latch; and
an adjusting section including an elliptical adjusting hole formed through the cover plate in correspondence to the screw hole of the keeper, and an elliptical adjusting piece shaped in correspondence to the elliptical adjusting hole, said elliptical adjusting piece having an eccentrically-positioned through hole and an adjusting screw passing therethrough and to threadedly engage the screw hole of the keeper, a major axis of said elliptical adjusting hole extending in correspondence with an operating axis of the solenoid;
the elliptical adjusting piece being inserted into the elliptical adjusting hole in one of two orientations to locate the eccentrically-positioned through hole in a selected one of two locations for correspondingly locating the keeper relative to the solenoid and therewith disposing the stop block initially in either the first position or the second position and thereby set the electric strike lock as being fail-safe or fail-secure.

US Pat. No. 10,113,333

BOLT TO PIN WITH INTERCHANGEABLE COMBINATION

1. A bolt lock consisting of:a housing having:
a base end;
a shaft crossing through the housing, the shaft has a pin on an edge of the shaft, the pin including sections with ridges and sections without ridges;
a top end;
a plurality of cuts located on the top end;
a plurality of dividing walls inside the housing, the main shaft crossed through the dividing walls;
an external roller placed on each one of the cuts, the external rollers are separated by the dividing walls, the external rollers including an internal face and an external face having a plurality of segments separated by slots;
an internal roller placed inside each one of the external rollers, each one of the internal rollers having an internal face, an external face having a faceted edge, a borehole including a groove, the main shaft crossing through each one of the external rollers and the internal rollers;
a support placed on an extension of the base end of the housing, the support has a pivoting movement with a locking device located outside the housing;
a strap located at each one of the slots, the straps are fixed into a strap base anchored to the housing;
wherein when the edge pin of the main shaft coincides with groove of the internal roller, the main shaft slips and unlocks the bolt lock; and
wherein when the edge pin of the main shaft does not coincide with groove of the internal roller, the bolt lock is locked.

US Pat. No. 10,113,328

CANOPY ASSEMBLY FOR PROVIDING PRIVACY

1. A canopy assembly structured to provide privacy adjacent to a vehicle, said canopy assembly comprising:a support assembly,
a screen connected to at least a portion of said support assembly,
an attachment assembly comprising at least one attachment structure connected to a portion of said support assembly, said at least one attachment structures disposed and structured to support said screen in an operative orientation,
at least two openings disposed on said screen each extending substantially along a height of said screen,
said screen and said support assembly collectively disposable into an expanded orientation and a collapsed orientation,
each of said at least two openings configured and dimensioned to allow passage therethorugh of an individual, when in said expanded orientation,
said operative orientation comprising said screen disposed in said expanded orientation and in depending relation from said support assembly, adjacent an interior of a vehicle door, concurrent to one of said at least two openings disposed in direct communication with a vehicle interior, and
said expanded orientation further comprising a privacy enclosure at least partially defined by said screen having a closed configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,113,327

SECTION OF CONCRETE

LAFARGE, Paris (FR)

1. A section of concrete adapted to form a mast of a windmill, said section of concrete defining an internal volume, said section of concrete having an outer face and an internal face opposite the outer face, said internal face arranged facing the internal volume, said section of concrete comprising:a first portion arranged to exert a bearing force on a lower adjacent part of the windmill, said first portion comprising a first flange extending in the internal volume substantially transversely from the internal face of the section of concrete,
a second portion arranged to form a bearing support for an upper adjacent part of the windmill, said second portion comprising a second flange extending in the internal volume substantially transversely from the internal face of the section of concrete,
a prestressing device arranged to apply a stress between the first portion of the section of concrete and the second portion of the section of concrete, said prestressing device comprising at least one part extending outside the section of concrete and within the internal volume, said part located between the first flange of the first portion of the section of concrete and the second flange of the second portion of the section of concrete,
a first attaching device arranged to be connected to the first flange and arranged to be used to attach the section of concrete on the lower adjacent part of the windmill, and/or
a second attaching device arranged to be connected to the second flange and arranged to be used to attach the section of concrete to the upper adjacent part of the windmill.

US Pat. No. 10,113,325

GENERATOR ENCLOSURE SYSTEM

Kohler Co., Kohler, WI (...

1. A generator enclosure system comprising:a base supporting a generator;
a first support element connected to the base and including a front and a back, wherein the front includes a locking bolt;
a second support element connected to the base;
a front panel removably connected to the first support element by a locking mechanism including a lever, wherein the locking mechanism is configured to interact with the locking bolt to lock the front panel to the first support element;
a back panel configured to attach to the first support element, the second support element, or the first support element and the second support element;
a first side panel removably connected to a connecting element of the front panel on a first side of the generator enclosure system; anda second side panel removably connected to a connecting element of the front panel on a second side of the generator enclosure system, wherein the first support element and the second support element define a first chamber, a second chamber, and a third chamber, the third chamber being for ventilation within the generator enclosure system.

US Pat. No. 10,113,319

MECHANICAL LOCKING SYSTEM FOR PANELS AND METHOD OF INSTALLING SAME

VALINGE INNOVATION AB, V...

1. A set comprising a first panel and second panel, wherein the first and second panel are mechanically connectable to each other along at least one pair of adjacent edges, said panels each being provided with a tongue and groove formed in one piece with the panels, wherein the tongue and groove are configured to cooperate for mechanically locking together said adjacent edges at right angles to the principal plane of the panels, thereby forming a mechanical connection between the panels, said panels being provided with a first locking element at one first edge formed in one piece with the panel and a locking groove at an opposite second edge, the locking groove being open towards a rear side or a front side of the panel,each panel being provided with a second locking element, formed of a separate material and connected to the locking groove,
the first and second locking elements are configured to cooperate for locking the panels to each other in a direction parallel to the principal plane and at right angles to the joint edges,
the second locking element has a groove portion located in the locking groove and a projecting portion located outside the locking groove,
the second locking element is flexible and resilient such that the panels, are configured to be mechanically joined by displacement of the panels towards each other, wherein the projecting portion is configured to pivot towards the groove portion when the panels are displaced until said adjacent edges of the panels are brought into engagement with each other at the joint plane, and the second locking element at said second edge is displaced towards its initial position against the first locking element at the first edge.

US Pat. No. 10,113,315

DEBRIS EXCLUSION DEVICE FOR RAIN GUTTERS

1. A gutter protection device that allows for removal and installation of multiple filter types, the device comprising:a. a frame, the frame including;
i. an upper filter capture channel; and
ii. a lower filter capture channel;
iii. a collection channel that separates the upper filter capture channel and the lower filter capture channel;
iv. a multiplicity of drain holes within the collection channel;
b. a stiffening rib formed within the collection channel to cause water to be emptied into the center of a gutter;
c. a plurality of drain penetrations within an upper face of the stiffening rib, the plurality of drain penetrations facing the upper filter capture channel;
d. a filter;
i. the filter retained within the device by the upper filter capture channel and the lower filter capture channel of the frame.

US Pat. No. 10,113,313

SHEATHING RETENTION CAPSULE

1. A method of coupling a tension member to an anchor to form a post-tensioning tendon comprising:a) providing a tension member comprising a strand and a sheath, the sheath positioned about the strand;
b) providing an anchor, the anchor including:
a sheathing retention capsule having a tapered inner surface defining a forcing surface; and
one or more holding wedges, at least one of the one or more holding wedges having an inner wall and a tapered outer surface, the tapered outer surface abutting the forcing surface;
c) removing a portion of the sheath from a first end of the tension member;
d) inserting the first end of the tension member into the anchor,
e) inserting the sheath into the one or more holding wedges,
f) forming a press-fit between the sheath and the inner wall of the one or more holding wedges; and
g) coupling the strand to the anchor,
wherein step f) comprises applying a tensile force to the sheath and tightening the press-fit between the generally cylindrical sheath and the one or more holding wedges.

US Pat. No. 10,113,311

WALL ASSEMBLY

2. A double sided retaining wall or freestanding wall, comprisinga trellis panel having front and back sides, lateral ends and a top end;
a support for maintaining the trellis panel in an upright orientation;
a plurality of first facing blocks stacked into a first facing wall on one of the front and back sides of the trellis panel;
a plurality of second facing blocks stacked into a second facing wall on the other of the front and back sides of the trellis panel; and
a plurality of connectors, a rear surface of each of the first and second facing blocks being connected to the trellis panel in the stacked condition by a spaced apart pair of the connectors for maintaining the first and second facing walls upright;
each connector extending either between one stacked first facing block and the one of the front and back sides of the trellis panel to connect the first facing wall only to the trellis panel, or between one stacked second facing block and the other one of the front and back sides of the trellis panel to connect the second facing wall only to the trellis panel and for allowing shifting of the stacked first and second facing blocks within the first and second facing walls; and
wherein:
the first and second facing blocks are different in at least one of size, shape and orientation, and
the first and second facing blocks have a rear surface and a retaining recess in the rear surface for engagement by one of the connectors and at least one of a location and orientation of the retaining recesses in the stacked first facing blocks of the first facing wall differs from that of the retaining recesses in the stacked second facing blocks of the second facing wall.

US Pat. No. 10,113,307

ROLLING BLOCK RESTRAINT CONNECTOR

1. A rolling block restraint connector for forming a moment resisting connection at a joint intersection between a continuous column and at least a first continuous beam that intersects the continuous column, the connector comprising:a first restraint assembly including (i) a first beam_pressure block, (ii) a first column pressure block, and (iii) a first tubular shaft that passes through tubular channels of the first beam_pressure block and the first column pressure block;
a second restraint assembly including (i) a second beam_pressure block, (ii) a second column pressure block, and (iii) a second tubular shaft that passes through tubular channels of the second beam_pressure block and the second column pressure block, wherein the second restraint assembly is configured to be located diagonally across the joint intersection from the first restraint assembly;
a first linkage that couples the first restraint assembly with the second restraint assembly, wherein the first linkage passes through a first end of the first tubular shaft and a first end of the second tubular shaft, wherein the first linkage is configured to be located on an exterior of the first continuous beam relative to the joint intersection; and
a second linkage that couples the first restraint assembly with the second restraint assembly, wherein the second linkage passes through a second end of the first tubular shaft and a second end of the second tubular shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,113,300

WORK VEHICLE AND RIPPER DEVICE

KOMATSU LTD., Tokyo (JP)...

1. A ripper device attached to a work vehicle, comprising:a first cylinder including a tube and a rod, the first cylinder being disposed to extend and retract in a forward and backward direction in a plan view of the ripper device;
a single shank disposed in alignment with the first cylinder in the forward and backward direction in the plan view such that, in the plan view, the first cylinder and the shank are disposed on a same line extending in the forward and backward direction; and
an arm supporting the shank, the arm overlapping the tube of the first cylinder in the plan view.

US Pat. No. 10,113,298

REAR ATTACHMENT

1. A rear attachment device to connect an implement attachment to a rear of a vehicle comprised of a first plate assembly, a second plate assembly and an arm assembly;a front of the vehicle is adapted to temporarily connect to the implement attachment with full functionality of the implement attachment;
the implement attachment is any commercial attachment that is adapted to be full functioning when attached to a hydraulic power at a front of the vehicle;
the first plate assembly is affixed to a predetermined first surface at a rear of a vehicle;
the second plate assembly is affixed to a predetermined second surface at the rear of a vehicle;
the arm assembly on a first lower edge articulably attaches with a hinge to a lower edge of the first plate assembly;
the arm assembly on a second lower edge articulably attaches with a hinge to a lower edge of the second plate assembly;
a first hydraulic actuator is articulably affixed at a first end to an upper edge of the first plate assembly and on a second end is articulably affixed to a first upper edge of the arm assembly;
a second hydraulic actuator is articulably affixed at a first end to an upper edge of the second plate assembly and on a second end is articulably affixed to a second upper edge of the arm assembly;
a bracket on the arm assembly is adapted to removably connect to the implement attachment by maneuvering a hook on the implement attachment over a top edge of the arm assembly bracket and lifting the implement attachment without connecting a hydraulic power to the implement attachment;
the hook held over the arm assembly bracket supports a weight of the implement attachment;
when the first hydraulic actuator and the second hydraulic actuators are selectively simultaneously retracted, the relative angle between the arm assembly and the first and second plate assemblies decreases sufficiently to use or carry the implement attachment;
the arm assembly includes a lock to selectively secure the attachment to the bracket on the arm assembly;
wherein the implement attachment is located behind the vehicle when it is affixed to the rear attachment device.

US Pat. No. 10,113,294

MODULAR DESIGN FOR A DIPPER DOOR AND IMPROVED LATCH LEVER BAR

Caterpillar Inc., Deerfi...

1. A latch lever bar for use with a latching mechanism of a dipper door that includes a latch bar that includes a yoke, the latch lever bar comprising:an interface portion that includes a straight surface that is configured to contact the yoke of a latch bar; and
a pivot connecting portion that is configured to pivotally connect the latch lever bar to the door, wherein the pivot connecting portion defines a pivot point that is collinear with the straight surface of the interface portion;
the latch lever bar comprises a body that defines an X and a Y direction, and a X-Z plane; wherein the latch lever bar comprises a top protrusion that extends from the body a distance measured in the Y direction;
the body of the latch lever bar defines a bottommost edge adjacent the yoke interface portion along the X direction and a recess with an apex that extends from the bottommost edge along the X direction, the body further comprising a bottom protrusion that extends from the body a distance measured in the negative Y direction such that the bottom surface of the bottom protrusion is flush with the bottommost edge in a plane parallel to the X-Z plane containing the bottommost edge, defining a distance between the apex of the recess and the bottommost edge measured in the Y direction;
the distance between the apex of the recess and the bottommost edge is less than the distance that the top protrusion extends from the body of the latch lever bar;
the bottom protrusion includes a plateau and the top protrusion includes a right sloping surface that is configured to be a stop surface.

US Pat. No. 10,113,291

SUMP SYSTEM WITH OVERFLOW PROTECTION

STATE FARM MUTUAL AUTOMOB...

1. A method of protecting a sump system from overflow during intense rainfall events, wherein the sump system includes a drain line having a discharge orifice leading into a sump pit and hydraulically coupled to a water drainage system to transfer water from the water drainage system into the sump pit, and a water removal system arranged to remove water from the sump pit, the method including:installing a flow restrictor along the drain line, wherein the flow restrictor is sized and arranged to restrict the total maximum flow capacity of the drain line into the sump pit to match the maximum capacity output flow rate of the water removal system, and wherein the flow restrictor does not completely shut off or prevent flow of water through the drain line and thereby does not form a dead head of water within the drain line.

US Pat. No. 10,113,290

METHOD OF INSTALLING A FOUNDATION IN THE SEA BED AND SUCH FOUNDATION

1. A sea bed foundation for an offshore facility, said sea bed foundation having a circumferential side wall substantially defining a cylinder, which cylinder is closed in one end and provided with an opening in the opposite end, thereby defining a primary chamber, said sea bed foundation is hollow, downwardly open and where said side wall defines a skirt, said primary chamber being connected to a primary pump, and wherein said sea bed foundation further comprises one or more secondary chambers, said secondary chambers being separate from the primary chamber, and being downwardly open, but otherwise closed by the sea bed foundation, where said one or more secondary chambers are connected to one or more secondary pumps wherein said primary pump is a suction pump and said secondary pump is a pressure pump, and where an over-pressure created by the one or more secondary pumps increases a resistance against penetration adjacent the one or more secondary chambers, allowing a rest of the foundation to penetrate a bottom at a normal resistance, thereby rectifying an orientation of the foundation.

US Pat. No. 10,113,287

TWO-WIRE CONTROLLING AND MONITORING SYSTEM FOR IN PARTICULAR IRRIGATION OF LOCALIZED AREAS OF SOIL

2. A two-wire controlling and monitoring system for irrigation of localized areas of soil and comprising:a water pipeline configured for providing water to said localized areas of soil;
a plurality of controllable irrigation valves, each positioned at a specific area of said localized areas of soil, each connected to said water pipeline for providing watering or non-watering of said specific area of said localized areas of soil and each having a pair of valve control inputs;
a plurality of field sensors, positioned at specific areas of said localized areas of soil, and configured for providing specific irrigation parameters, each of said field sensors having a pair of sensor outputs;
a plurality of localized irrigation control units, each comprising at least one of (a) a sensor decoder having a pair of sensor inputs connected to said pair of sensor outputs of a specific field sensor of said plurality of field sensors and configured for providing power to said plurality of field sensors and recording said specific irrigation parameters from said plurality of field sensors and (b) a line decoder having a pair of valve control outputs connected to said pair of valve control inputs of a specific controllable irrigation valve of said plurality of controllable irrigation valves for providing valve control signals to said first plurality of controllable irrigation valves, said sensor decoder and said line decoder further each having a pair of control and power supply inputs;
a controller and power supply unit having a first set of schedules of instructions according to a first communications protocol and a second set of schedules of instructions according to a second communications protocol, said controller and power supply unit having a pair of control and power outputs supplying power by applying, respectively, in accordance with each of said first communications protocol and said second communications protocol, a first alternating DC voltage signal defining a voltage maximum having a first pulse width and defining a voltage minimum having a second pulse width to one of said pair of control and power outputs, simultaneously applying a second alternating DC voltage signal similarly shaped, but of inverted polarity as compared to said first alternating DC voltage signal to another of said pair of control and power outputs and applying an alternating DC current defining a current maximum having a third pulse width and defining a current minimum having a fourth pulse width to said pair of control and power outputs, wherein the first pulse width and second pulse width of the first communications protocol are different from the first pulse width and second pulse width of the second communications protocol;
a two-wire cable interconnecting said controller and power supply unit and said plurality of localized irrigation control units and connecting said pair of control and power outputs of said controller and power supply unit to said control and power inputs of said plurality of localized irrigation control units and providing said power from said controller and power supply unit to each of said plurality of localized irrigation control units;
said controller and power supply unit being configured for transmitting a type declaration to said plurality of localized irrigation control units through said two-wire cable using said first communications protocol, said type declaration providing communication under said second communications protocol;
said controller and power supply unit being configured for transmitting said second set of schedules of instructions to said plurality of localized irrigation control units through said two-wire cable using said second communications protocol; and
said controller and power supply unit being configured for transmitting said first set of schedules of instructions to said plurality of localized irrigation control units through said two-wire cable using said first communications protocol.

US Pat. No. 10,113,283

SNOW DISCHARGE DIVERTER APPARATUS AND METHOD

1. An apparatus for snow removal diversion, comprising:a snow discharge diverter configured to change a flow of discharged snow from a snow removal vehicle connected thereto, said snow discharge diverter selectably movable between at least a snow discharging diverter position and a snow pushing diverter position, the snow discharging diverter position arranged to direct the flow of discharged snow to at least one side of a path of the snow removal vehicle, the snow pushing diverter position arranged to cause the flow of discharged snow to cumulate in a leading front side of the snow discharge diverter in a snow pushing position relative to the path of the snow removal vehicle;
a location detector antenna mounted on the snow removal vehicle at an offset distance from the snow discharge diverter;
a location detector operatively coupled to the location detector antenna to read an antenna location of the location detector antenna;
a predefined areas memory storing a list of a plurality of predefined areas for avoiding discharging snow, said list comprising a starting point location and an ending point location of each of the areas; and
a controller operatively coupled to the location detector, the predefined areas memory, and the snow discharge diverter and configured to control a position of the snow discharge diverter among the snow discharging diverter position and the snow pushing diverter position based on the antenna location and the list of the plurality of predefined areas for avoiding discharging snow, wherein the controller is constructed and arranged to:
(a) receive a first signal from the location detector, said first signal comprising updated location data of the location detector antenna;
(b) receive a second signal from the memory, said second signal comprising the location data of the plurality of predefined areas;
(c) calculate an activation distance from the location detector antenna to the start of each of the plurality of predefined areas said calculation using the antenna location and using a current snow removal vehicle speed and using the starting point location and the ending point location of the predefined areas;
(d) transmit an activation signal to the snow discharge diverter to cause the snow discharge diverter to change to the snow pushing diverter position when the antenna location is within the activation distance of any one of the predefined areas;
(e) calculate a deactivation distance from the antenna location to the ending point location of each of the plurality of predefined areas said calculation based on at least the antenna location, the current snow removal vehicle speed, and the ending point location of the predefined areas; and
(f) transmit a deactivation signal to the snow discharge diverter to cause the snow discharge diverter to change to the snow discharging diverter position when the antenna location is within the deactivation distance of the ending point location of any one of the areas;
wherein the apparatus further comprises a snow removal auger; and wherein the diverter comprises a snow discharge chute operatively coupled to the snow removal auger.

US Pat. No. 10,113,281

SNOWTHROWER IMPELLER ASSEMBLY WITH RIGID CUTTING IMPLEMENT

1. An impeller assembly for a snowthrower, comprising:a driven shaft configured to rotate about an axis;
a flexible impeller extending horizontally across substantially a complete width of the impeller assembly along the axis and configured to rotate about the axis, wherein the flexible impeller extends radially from the driven shaft to an impeller radial distance; and
a rigid cutting implement extending radially from the driven shaft to a cutting implement radial distance less than the impeller radial distance, wherein the rigid cutting implement is spaced apart from and does not contact the flexible impeller.

US Pat. No. 10,113,277

DEVICE FOR AUTOMATIC RE-STRIPING OF HORIZONTAL ROAD MARKINGS

1. A device for automatic re-striping of horizontal road markings and which can be attached to a vehicle, the device comprising:a marker unit with a linear actuator which is configured to position paint guns secured to a movable carriage over previous marking lines to be restriped, the linear actuator comprising a linear displacement transducer configured to determine coordinates of the paint guns;
an electronic control unit (14) electrically connected to the linear actuator (7), wherein the electronic control unit (14) comprises:
an electronic gyroscope (19) configured to determine an angular speed of the vehicle on curved road sections,
an electronic computation module configured to process signals received from said gyroscope and to generate signal values to be sent to a monitoring and control module,
said monitoring and control module being configured to process signals received from said linear displacement transducer, said monitoring and control module comprising drivers configured to control said linear actuator and drivers configured to control a position of solenoid valves, said solenoid valves being configured to enable and disable the paint guns, and
a near-sighting system comprising a laser scanner mounted in front of the marker unit and electrically connected to the electronic computation module, wherein the laser scanner emits a modulated beam and is configured to automatically identify coordinates of marking lines close to the paint guns, wherein the electronic computation module receives the coordinates of marking lines from the laser scanner, the electronic computation module being configured to automatically calculate a displacement between coordinates of the paint guns and coordinates of marking lines close to the paint guns, and based on said displacement, automatically send signal values to the monitoring and control module, said signal values controlling the position of said linear actuator and the position of said solenoid valves such that the paint guns automatically become positioned over corresponding marking lines,
wherein the electronic control unit is further configured to calculate and automatically offset, based on the angular speed of the vehicle, for an additional deviation of the paint guns from the coordinates of any of the marking lines when the vehicle moves on curved road sections.

US Pat. No. 10,113,273

INTERLOCKING HEATED PATIO STONES AND SYSTEM

1. A heated patio stone system comprising:a first patio stone interconnected to a second patio stone, wherein each patio stone comprises:
a load-supporting thermally-conductive upper layer;
an insulating lower layer;
an electrical heating cable positioned between the load-supporting thermally-conductive upper layer and the insulating lower layer;
an interconnection having a receptacle interconnected to the electrical heating cable positioned within said each patio stone; and
a bridging connector comprising:
an expandable and retractable articulated section containing an electrical wire connected to the electrical heating cable of each of the first patio stone and the second patio stone to electrically connect the first patio stone to the second patio stone:
a first basin on a first side of the expandable and retractable articulated section, closed by a first cap having a first electrical plug, the first electrical plug electrically connected to the electrical wire; and,
a second basin on a second side of the expandable and retractable articulated section, closed by a second cap having a second electrical plug, the second electrical plug electrically connected to the electrical wire;
wherein:
a length of the electrical wire from the first basin to the second basin is similar to a length of the bridging connector when the articulated section is in a fully expended state;
at least a portion of the electrical wire is contained in between the first basin and the second basin of the bridging connector when the expandable and retractable articulated section is in a fully retracted state; and,
the expandable and retractable articulated section of the bridging connector allows for limited movement of the first patio stone relative to the second patio stone.

US Pat. No. 10,113,272

FISHPLATE COMPRISING A PROTECTIVE STRIP

1. A lateral fishplate (21, 22) for isolating a railway rail (1), including a buried rail, wherein an upper face of said fishplate comprises a protective strip (26), formed of a wire mesh (32) and of a sheet (31) glued to one another.

US Pat. No. 10,113,264

DEVICE ADAPTED TO MAINTAIN FORM AND ASSIST IN DRYING OF A GLOVE

1. A device for substantially maintaining the full form of a glove while facilitating drying of the glove, said device comprising a hand-shaped form having:a palm portion comprising a substantially planar flange having a first side and a second side; and
a plurality of finger flanges comprising: an index finger flange, a middle finger flange, a ring finger flange, and a pinky finger flange; each of said finger flanges configured to extend from said first end of said substantially planar flange of said palm portion;
a first peripheral flange configured to extend away from and be in continuous proximity to, a periphery formed by said first side of said palm portion and said plurality of finger flanges;
a second peripheral flange configured to extend away from and be in continuous proximity to, a periphery formed by said second side of said palm portion and said plurality of finger flanges;
a first transverse flange for each of said finger flanges, each configured to extend away from a first side thereof, and to be substantially centered on the finger flange;
a second transverse flange for each of said finger flanges, each configure to extend away from a first side thereof, and to be substantially centered on the finger flange; and
a thumb portion.

US Pat. No. 10,113,263

LAUNDRY TREATING APPLIANCE WITH IMAGING CONTROL

Whirlpool Corporation, B...

1. A laundry treating appliance for treating laundry according to an automatic treating cycle of operation, comprising:a laundry treating chamber receiving laundry for treatment;
at least one component operable to implement at least part of the automatic treating cycle of operation;
an imaging device mounted to the laundry treating appliance and having a sensor operably coupled with at least a portion of the laundry treating chamber during execution of the automatic treating cycle of operation and outputting data representative of at least a portion of the laundry in the laundry treating chamber;
an indicator configured to output a signal; and
a controller receiving the data and operably coupled to the indicator, the controller comprising analysis software that is configured to determine a motion condition of the laundry based on the data and the controller configured to determine a condition of concern of the laundry based on the data and to activate the indicator to emit a signal based on the determined condition to notify a user of the determined condition of concern.

US Pat. No. 10,113,262

DRYER APPLIANCES AND METHODS FOR DIAGNOSING RESTRICTIONS IN DRYER APPLIANCES

Haier US Appliance Soluti...

1. A method for diagnosing a restriction in a dryer appliance, the method comprising:obtaining a plurality of temperature readings at a controller of the dryer appliance during each operation of the dryer appliance by intermittently measuring a temperature of inlet air to the dryer appliance from a temperature sensor mounted within a cabinet of the dryer appliance;
obtaining a heater status for a heater of the dryer appliance at the controller during each measurement of the temperature;
estimating an effective opening size equal to or smaller in relation to an actual opening size of an outlet assembly in the dryer appliance at the controller during each operation of the dryer appliance based on the temperature and heater status for each of the plurality of temperature readings, the estimating comprising
calculating a heater contribution rate for temperature and a decay rate for temperature for the plurality of temperature readings at the controller utilizing the temperature and heater status for each of the plurality of temperature readings, and
utilizing at least one of the heater contribution rate for temperature and the decay rate for temperature to estimate the effective opening size; and
transmitting a restriction signal from the controller when the effective opening size is less than a predetermined minimum size threshold,
wherein the effective opening size is correlated to the at least one of the heater contribution rate for temperature or the decay rate for temperature,
wherein the heater contribution rate for temperature includes a rate of temperature increase at an active status of the heater, and
wherein the decay rate for temperature includes a rate of temperature decrease at an inactive status of the heater.

US Pat. No. 10,113,261

FABRIC TREATING APPARATUS

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A fabric treating apparatus comprising:a casing that comprises:
a treating chamber that is configured to receive clothes; and
a machinery room that is located below the treating chamber;
a base that is located at a bottom of the machinery room;
a heat pump module that is configured to condition air supplied to the treating chamber;
at least one supporter (a) that includes a shelf (i) that is supported by legs that are fixed to the base and (ii) that supports the heat pump module and that defines a space (i) between the base and the heat pump module and (ii) below the shelf and (b) that includes a first supporter fixing tab that includes a surface that faces the base and that is located at a lower part of at least one of the legs;
a steam generating module that is located in the space and that is configured to generate steam and supply steam to the treating chamber; and
a controller that is configured to control at least one of the heat pump module or the steam generating module, the controller being located in the space and below the steam generating module,
wherein the base includes a first supporter fixing part that includes a first supporter fastening hole that is configured to receive the first supporter fixing tab.

US Pat. No. 10,113,260

LAUNDRY TREATING APPLIANCE

Whirlpool Corporation, B...

1. A laundry treating appliance configured to implement a cycle of operation to treat a load of laundry, comprising:a basket defining a treating chamber and rotatable about an axis of rotation;
a motor having a rotor and a stator;
a shifter within an interior diameter of the stator and having an energizable clutch coil at least partially enveloped in a magnetically permeable housing and a magnetically permeable slidable drive mechanism radially spaced from the housing and configured to selectively couple the basket with the rotor; and
a concentric magnetically permeable ring located on the rotor, radially spaced and axially aligned with a portion of the magnetically permeable housing, and radially aligned and axially spaced from the slidable drive mechanism.

US Pat. No. 10,113,258

LAUNDRY TREATMENT APPARATUS

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A laundry treatment apparatus comprising:a housing;
a tub that is located inside the housing and that is configured to receive water;
a drum that is configured to rotate, that is located inside the tub, and that is configured to receive laundry; and
three or more tub support units that are each configured to connect the tub and the housing and that includes:
a first support member that is located at the housing;
a second support member that is located at the tub; and
a connector that is configured to connect the first support member and the second support member,
wherein the first support member of at least one of the three or more tub support units includes a first bracket that is detachably coupled to the housing and that is located adjacent to a first side of the tub, and
wherein the first support member of one or more remaining of the three or more tub support units includes a second bracket that is integrated with the housing and that is located adjacent to a second side of the tub that is opposite the first side of the tub.

US Pat. No. 10,113,255

NON-WOVENS WITH HIGH INTERFACIAL PORE SIZE AND METHOD OF MAKING SAME

1. A container of wipes comprising:a housing; and
a plurality of wipes at least partially overlapping one another and contained at least partially within the housing;
wherein a surface of each of the plurality of wipes includes a continuous raised portion and a plurality of discrete recessed portions;
the continuous raised portion of a first wipe being configured to prevent its continuous raised portion from nesting within the plurality of recessed portions of an adjacent second wipe; andwherein an average pore-size of the interface between the first and second wipes is greater than 180 microns in radius.

US Pat. No. 10,113,254

DISPERSIBLE MOIST WIPE

KIMBERLY-CLARK WORLDWIDE,...

1. A dispersible moist wipe comprising a nonwoven tissue web having regenerated fibers in an amount of about 10 to about 30 percent by weight and natural fibers in an amount of about 70 to about 90 percent by weight, wherein the regenerated fibers and the natural fibers are hydroentangled using an energy within a range between about 0.12 kw-hr/kg and about 0.9 kw-hr/kg such that the web has a geometric mean tensile strength of at least 150 grams per inch and a slosh-box break-up time of less than 155 minutes, the nonwoven tissue web being free of a binder and having a formation value of at least 12, wherein the nonwoven tissue web has at least one ribbon-like structure extending along the nonwoven tissue web, and at least one hole in the nonwoven tissue web positioned adjacent the at least one ribbon-like structure, the at least one ribbon-like structure defining an area of higher entanglement of the regenerated fibers and the natural fibers than in other areas of the nonwoven tissue web.

US Pat. No. 10,113,253

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FABRICATING SUSCEPTOR COIL ASSEMBLIES

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. An apparatus for fabricating a susceptor coil assembly, the apparatus comprising:a tensioning section;
a feeding section configured for feeding a conductor wire toward the tensioning section, the tensioning section being configured for maintaining a desired tension of the conductor wire; and
a coiling section configured for winding a susceptor wire around an outer surface of the conductor wire so as to fabricate a susceptor coil assembly as the conductor wire moves from the feeding section toward the tensioning section, the coiling section comprising a winder head comprising:
a first wire inlet configured for receiving the conductor wire from the feeding section; and
a second wire inlet that extends radially from the first wire inlet and is configured for radially receiving the susceptor wire as the coiling section winds the susceptor wire and for receiving the conductor wire as the conductor wire moves toward the tensioning section.

US Pat. No. 10,113,252

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IMPROVING AND CONTROLLING YARN TEXTURE

COLUMBIA INSURANCE COMPAN...

1. A yarn system for controlling and improving the consistency of a texture of yarn, the yarn system comprising:a texturing apparatus configured for imparting a desired texture in the yarn, wherein the texturing apparatus comprises:
a stuffer box defining an internal chamber having an inlet end and an outlet end through which the yarn passes,
a climate chamber positioned downstream of the stuffer box, wherein the climate chamber sets the desired texture in the yarn, and
a source of compressed gas in fluid communication with the internal chamber of the stuffer box, wherein the compressed gas is configured to move the yarn from the inlet end toward the outlet end of the internal chamber of the stuffer box;
a plurality of rollers for moving the yarn through the yarn system, wherein at least one roller of the plurality of rollers is coupled to and driven by at least one roller motor, wherein the plurality of rollers comprise:
at least one delivery roller driven by a delivery motor and configured to deliver the yarn to the inlet end of the internal chamber of the stuffer box, and
at least one overfeed roller driven by an overfeed motor configured to deliver the yarn to the at least one delivery roller;
a plurality of sensors, each sensor of the plurality of sensors configured to sense an operating parameter of the yarn system, the plurality of sensors comprising:
at least one transport air pressure sensor configured to sense the pressure of the compressed gas supplied by the source of compressed gas in fluid communication with the internal chamber, wherein the at least one transport air pressure sensor is coupled to a processor,
at least one vacuum fan positioned downstream of the climate chamber and configured to cool the yarn after the yarn exits the climate chamber, and
at least one yarn temperature sensor configured to sense the temperature of the yarn after the yarn is cooled by the at least one vacuum fan, wherein the at least one yarn temperature sensor is coupled to the processor,
wherein the processor is configured to stop operation of the yarn system when the at least one transport air pressure sensor senses a pressure outside of a transport air pressure tolerance for a first amount of time; and
a plurality of additional sensors coupled to the processor and configured to sense additional operating parameters of the yarn system, wherein the processor is configured to stop operation of the yarn system when an additional sensor of the plurality of additional sensors senses an operating parameter outside of a tolerance for the additional sensor for a second amount of time,
wherein the at least one overfeed motor delivers the yarn to the at least one delivery roller, and wherein the at least one delivery roller delivers the yarn to the inlet end of the internal chamber of the stuffer box.

US Pat. No. 10,113,250

MODIFICATION OF CONTINUOUS CARBON FIBERS DURING MANUFACTURING FOR COMPOSITES HAVING ENHANCED MOLDABILITY

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A method of manufacturing a continuous carbon fiber for use in composites having enhanced moldability, the method comprising:introducing a continuous precursor fiber comprising a polymer material into a heated environment; and
directing laser energy towards a plurality of discrete target regions of the continuous precursor fiber while in the heated environment to create a continuous carbon fiber having a plurality of discrete weak regions corresponding to the plurality of discrete target regions.

US Pat. No. 10,113,248

GROUP III NITRIDE CRYSTAL SUBSTRATE, EPILAYER-CONTAINING GROUP III NITRIDE CRYSTAL SUBSTRATE, SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Sumitomo Electric Industr...

1. A wafer comprising a semiconductor device structure including a group III nitride crystal substrate and at least one semiconductor layer provided by epitaxial growth on a main surface of said crystal substrate, wherein,a plane spacing of arbitrary specific parallel crystal lattice planes of said crystal substrate being obtained from X-ray diffraction measurement performed with variation of X-ray penetration depth from a main surface of said crystal substrate while X-ray diffraction conditions of said specific parallel crystal lattice planes of said crystal substrate are satisfied,
a uniform distortion at a surface layer of said crystal substrate represented by a value of |d1?d2|/d2 is equal to or lower than 1.7×10?3 where d1 indicates a plane spacing at said X-ray penetration depth of 0.3 ?m and d2 indicates a plane spacing at said X-ray penetration depth of 5 ?m, and wherein
a plane orientation of said main surface has an inclination angle equal to or greater than ?10° and equal to or smaller than 10° in a [0001] direction with respect to any of {10-10}, {11-20} and {21-30} planes of crystal substrate,
wherein said semiconductor layer includes a light emitting layer emitting light having a peak wavelength equal to or more than 500 nm and equal to or less than 550 nm.

US Pat. No. 10,113,246

SUBSTRATE HOLDER, PLATING APPARATUS, AND PLATING METHOD

EBARA CORPORATION, Tokyo...

1. A substrate holder comprising:inner contacts to be brought into contact with a periphery of a substrate for passing an electric current to the substrate;
outer contacts each having elasticity, the outer contacts having contact surfaces, respectively, to be brought into contact with a feeding terminal coupled to a power source, the outer contacts being coupled to the inner contacts, respectively; and
a conductive block arranged in back of the contact surfaces having a first position not in contact with the outer contacts,
wherein the outer contacts are deformable until the outer contacts are brought into contact with the conductive block in a second position when the contact surfaces are pressed against the feeding terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,113,245

ELECTROPLATING CONTACT RING WITH RADIALLY OFFSET CONTACT FINGERS

Applied Materials, Inc., ...

1. An electroprocessing apparatus comprising:a head;
a rotor in the head;
an annular contact ring attachable onto the rotor;
a frame including a vessel, with the head movable to position the annular contact ring in the vessel and out of the vessel;
a plurality of first contact fingers aligned on the annular contact ring, with each of the first contact fingers having a first length;
a plurality of second contact fingers aligned on the annular contact ring, with each of the second contact fingers having a second length less than the first length;
wherein each of the plurality of first and second contact fingers are aligned on a radius of the annular contact ring and extend radially inwardly from the annular contact ring; and
wherein the plurality of first and second contact fingers are arranged in a plurality of clusters disposed substantially around an entire diameter of the annular contact ring, with each cluster including one first contact finger and one second contact finger.

US Pat. No. 10,113,243

MANUFACTURING METHOD OF CASING OF ELECTRONIC DEVICE

HTC Corporation, Taoyuan...

1. A manufacturing method of a casing of an electronic device, comprising:forming a shell by an injection molding technology, and the shell comprising a button portion; and
electroplating a sensing assembly on an inner surface of the shell, the sensing assembly comprising a first conductive line and two first contacts, wherein the first conductive line forms a strain sensing pattern on the button portion, and the two first contacts connect to two ends of the first conductive line, respectively; and
forming a protective layer on the inner surface of the shell, and the protective layer covers the first conductive line and exposes the two first contacts.

US Pat. No. 10,113,242

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PRODUCING METAL CLUSTERS; FUNCTIONALIZED SURFACES; AND DROPLETS INCLUDING SOLVATED METAL IONS

Purdue Research Foundatio...

1. A method for producing metal cluster ions, the method comprising:applying voltage and heat to a metal salt at atmospheric pressure to thereby ionize the metal salt and produce metal cluster ions; and
directing the metal cluster ions to a target.

US Pat. No. 10,113,241

CONTROL BOARD FOR CONTROLLING CHANNEL SEQUENCING OF POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE DC VOLTAGE AND CURRENT

1. A system for controlling sequencing of positive and negative DC voltage and current to release hydrogen gas from water consisting of:a power cable for delivery of power;
one or more stainless steel plate or groups of stainless steel plates consisting of a center hole, to accommodate the power cable for delivery power to the stainless steel plate, surrounded by a continuous flat surface where the flat surface has four equal straight sides forming a square;
a controller board consisting of:
a processing circuit;
a memory device coupled to the processing circuit, the memory device programmed by the processing circuit to deliver one or more sequences to the one or more stainless steel plates or groups of stainless steel plates, the one or more sequences defining the order in which power is delivered to the one or more devices or groups of devices;
a first plurality of two position terminal blocks connected to pairs of positive drive outputs of a first group of transistors for providing a power connection to the one or more devices or groups of devices;
a second plurality of two position terminal blocks connected to pairs of negative drive outputs of a second group of transistors for providing a ground connection to the one or more devices or groups of devices;
a manual run/program switch assembly, in communication with the processing circuit, operable between a run position and a program position, wherein the run position causes the controller board to follow a pre-programmed sequence and wherein the program position allows for the programming of a new sequence;
a display, connected to the processing circuit, for displaying the current sequence;
a first plurality of visual indicators connected to the negative drive outputs for identifying which negative output channels is currently activated;
a second plurality of visual indicators connected to the positive drive outputs for identifying which positive output channel is currently activated;
a first plurality of electric dip switches in communication with the processing circuit for programming which of the positive drive outputs to turn On at each step in the sequence, the number of the first plurality of electric dip switches corresponds to the total number of positive drive outputs;
a second plurality electric dip switches in communication with the processing circuit for programming which of the negative drive outputs to turn On at each step in the sequence, the number of the second plurality of electric switches corresponds to the total number of negative drive outputs;
a save button, an up button, a down button and a select button in communication with the processing circuit for programming and saving and the sequences of the positive drive outputs and the negative drive outputs as defined by the first plurality of electronic dip switches and the second plurality of electronic dip switches; and
wherein the one or more stainless steel plates or groups of stainless steel plates are submerged in the water.

US Pat. No. 10,113,237

MANUFACTURING METHOD OF ROTATING MACHINE, PLATING METHOD OF ROTATING MACHINE, AND ROTATING MACHINE

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A manufacturing method of a rotating machine comprising:a casing forming process of forming a casing of the rotating machine that has multiple openings and suctions and discharges a fluid;
a surface activating process of supplying a pretreatment liquid into the casing through the openings, then discharging the pretreatment liquid from the casing through the openings, and activating an inner surface of the casing after the casing forming process;
a preheating process of supplying a preheating liquid into the casing through the openings, then discharging the preheating liquid from the casing through the openings, and preheating the casing after the surface activating process;
a plating process of performing supply and discharge of a plating liquid into and from the casing through the openings to circulate the plating liquid and plating the inner surface of the casing after the preheating process; and
an assembling process of providing a rotating body that is rotatable relative to the casing such that the rotating body is covered from an outer circumference side by the casing plated in the plating process,
wherein, in the surface activating process, the preheating process, and the plating process, each of the pretreatment liquid, the preheating liquid, and the plating liquid corresponding to each process is supplied into the inner surface of the casing in a range above a liquid level of each of the pretreatment liquid, the preheating liquid, and the plating liquid corresponding to each process in the casing by a treatment liquid auxiliary supply device separately from each of the pretreatment liquid, the preheating liquid, and the plating liquid corresponding to each process which is supplied from the openings of the casing, and
the treatment liquid auxiliary supply device is vertically moved according to a vertical change of the liquid level of each of the pretreatment liquid, the preheating liquid, and the plating liquid corresponding to each process in the casing.

US Pat. No. 10,113,236

BATCH CURING CHAMBER WITH GAS DISTRIBUTION AND INDIVIDUAL PUMPING

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC., ...

1. A batch substrate processing chamber, comprising:multiple sub-processing regions that are each configured to receive a substrate from an atmospheric robot and to perform a curing process on the substrate received from the atmospheric robot;
a loading opening formed in a wall of the batch processing chamber;
a first door disposed over the loading opening; and
a cover plate disposed over the loading opening comprising multiple slotted openings, wherein
the first door is disposed over all of the multiple slotted openings,
the first door is configured to seal the loading opening with a sealing surface that encompasses the multiple slotted openings,
each of the slotted openings are configured to allow at least one atmospheric robot to extend an arm from a position outside of the batch processing chamber to one of the multiple sub-processing regions, and
each of the multiple slotted openings are configured to reduce the free area of the loading opening when the loading opening is open.

US Pat. No. 10,113,235

SOURCE GAS SUPPLY UNIT, FILM FORMING APPARATUS AND SOURCE GAS SUPPLY METHOD

Tokyo Electron Limited, ...

1. A source gas supply method to a film forming unit for forming a film on a substrate, comprising:generating a source gas containing vaporized raw material by supplying a carrier gas to a raw material tank accommodating a solid or liquid raw material at a plurality of carrier gas flow rate set values using a first flow path;
switching a destination of the source gas to the first flow path so that the source gas bypasses the film forming unit to discharge the source gas;
measuring flow rates of the source gas at the carrier gas flow rate set values, respectively while the source gas bypasses the film forming unit using the first flow path;
storing in a storage unit a vaporization flow rate table maintaining correspondence between the carrier gas flow rate set values and vaporization flow rates which are flow rates of the vaporized raw material contained in the source gas and obtained from the difference between the measured flow rates of the source gas and the carrier gas flow rate set values;
calculating a corresponding carrier gas flow rate set value corresponding to a specified vaporization flow rate set value required by a user for forming the film on the substrate by using the vaporization flow rate table; and
generating a corresponding source gas by supplying a corresponding carrier gas to the raw material tank at the calculated corresponding carrier gas flow rate set value while supplying the generated corresponding source gas to the film forming unit using a second flow path, wherein the first flow path and the second flow path are different, and wherein the corresponding source gas flows to the film forming unit using the second flow path when forming the film on the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,113,234

UV ASSISTED SILYLATION FOR POROUS LOW-K FILM SEALING

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC., ...

1. A method for forming a sealing layer, comprising:delivering UV energy to a substrate disposed in a process chamber, wherein a porous low-k dielectric film is disposed on the substrate;
forming an intermediate sealing layer, wherein forming the intermediate sealing layer sequentially comprises:
flowing a first precursor compound into the process chamber while delivering UV energy to the porous low-k dielectric film disposed on the substrate, wherein the first precursor compound comprises acetoxytrimethylsilane or dimethylaminotrimethylsilane;
stopping the flow of the first precursor compound;
flowing a second precursor compound into the process chamber while delivering UV energy to the porous low-k dielectric film disposed on the substrate, wherein the second precursor compound comprises diacetoxydimethylsilane or bis(dimethylamino)dimethylsilane; and
exposing the substrate to UV energy after flowing the second precursor compound to cure the intermediate sealing layer; and
repeating the forming of the intermediate sealing layer to form additional intermediate sealing layers.

US Pat. No. 10,113,233

MULTI-ZONE TEMPERATURE CONTROL FOR SEMICONDUCTOR WAFER

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. An apparatus, comprising: a controller programmed to receive a plurality of measurements of a critical dimension (CD) at respective locations in a circuit pattern etched from a film comprising a film material on a first semiconductor substrate; and a single wafer chamber for forming a second film of the film material on a second semiconductor substrate, wherein a first film material is deposited on the first semiconductor substrate by the single wafer chamber, the single wafer chamber being responsive to a control signal from the controller to adjust a thickness of the second film at one or more of the respective locations based on the plurality of measurements of the CD, wherein the single wafer chamber has a platen that supports the second semiconductor substrate, and wherein the single wafer chamber includes a plurality of heating elements, wherein each of the plurality of heating elements is moveable with respect to the platen; and a plurality of driver units, wherein a single driver unit is coupled to one respective heating element to independently actuate said one respective heating element in a plane parallel to a wafer-engaging surface of the platen, wherein each single driver unit is configured to move one respective heating element in two orthogonal directions in the plane parallel to the wafer-engaging surface of the platen, and wherein each single driver unit is configured to provide independent adjustments to positions of one respective heating element.

US Pat. No. 10,113,231

PROCESS KIT INCLUDING FLOW ISOLATOR RING

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC., ...

1. A process chamber comprising:a sidewall;
a substrate support having an outer ledge;
a gas inlet beneath the substrate support;
a first liner having an annular inner surface separated from the outer ledge of the substrate support by a first gap, the first liner further having an outer angled surface; and
a flow isolator ring having an inner bottom surface configured to be disposed on the outer ledge of the substrate support when the substrate support is in a raised position and an outer bottom surface extending outwardly relative to the inner bottom surface, the outer bottom surface overlying the first gap, wherein the flow isolator ring further comprises:
a top surface located inwardly relative to an outer edge of the outer bottom surface; and
an outer angled surface between the top surface and the outer bottom surface, the outer angled surface oriented inwardly towards the top surface, wherein
the outer bottom surface of the flow isolator ring is configured to be disposed on the first liner when the substrate support is in a lowered position, and
the outer angled surface of the flow isolator ring and the outer angled surface of the first liner are configured to be collinear when the substrate support is in the lowered position.

US Pat. No. 10,113,229

TECHNIQUES FOR CONTROLLING ION/NEUTRAL RATIO OF A PLASMA SOURCE

Varian Semiconductor Equi...

20. A method for increasing a ratio of reactive ions to a neutral species, the method comprising:providing a processing apparatus comprising:
a plasma source chamber including a first gas inlet delivering a first gas; and
a deposition chamber coupled to the plasma source chamber, the deposition chamber including a second gas inlet and a third gas inlet delivering a point of use (POU) gas to an area proximate a substrate disposed within the deposition chamber, wherein the POU gas is different than the first gas, wherein the POU gas is delivered from the second gas inlet and from the third inlet on opposite sides of the first gas, and wherein the POU gas is delivered from the second gas inlet and from the third gas inlet in a same direction orthogonal to the substrate;
increasing a pressure within the deposition chamber in an area proximate the substrate to increase an amount of reactive ions present for impacting the substrate when an ion beam is delivered to the substrate, wherein the pressure is increased by optimizing each of the following: a gas flow rate of a first inlet of the plasma source chamber, a gas flow rate of at least one gas inlet of the first and second inlets of the deposition chamber, a distance between the substrate and the plasma source chamber, a pump speed of a deposition chamber pump fluidly connected with the deposition chamber, and a pump speed of a plasma source chamber pump fluidly connected with the plasma source chamber; and
generating the ion beam for delivery to the substrate, wherein the increase in pressure in the area proximate the substrate increases a ratio of reactive ions to neutral species impacting the substrate when the ion beam is delivered to the substrate, and wherein the ion beam is delivered to the substrate at a non-perpendicular angle relative to the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,113,228

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING SEMICONDUCTOR DEPOSITION OPERATION

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANU...

1. A method for controlling a semiconductor deposition operation, comprising:identify a normalized full service target lifetime according to off-line measurements;
identifying a first target lifetime by a controller in a physical vapor deposition (PVD) system, the first target lifetime being identified at about 0.43 of the normalized full service target lifetime;
inputting the first target lifetime into a processor;
outputting, by the processor, a reactive gas flow rate according to a segment corresponding to the first target lifetime of a compensation curve, the compensation curve being predetermined and stored in a memory device of the controller; and
tuning the reactive gas flow rate in the PVD system so as to achieve an atomic ratio of target material and reactive gas of a deposited layer close to unity at the first target lifetime.

US Pat. No. 10,113,227

CRUCIBLE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A crucible, comprising a main cavity, wherein the crucible further comprises a plurality of sub-cavities which are arranged in the main cavity and are used for containing solid evaporation material, each of the sub-cavities being provided with an opening,wherein between any two adjacent sub-cavities, a conduit for mutual communication between said two adjacent sub-cavities is arranged and a through hole is formed on a side wall of each of the two adjacent sub-cavities at a position that connects the through hole with the conduit,
wherein the through hole penetrates a side of each of the two adjacent sub-cavities at a position below the respective opening,
wherein the conduit is detachably fixed to the side wall of each of the two adjacent sub-cavities by a connecting device,
wherein the conduit is made of a same material as the main cavity and the sub-cavities, and
wherein a switch shutter is provided on the side wall of each of the two adjacent sub-cavities and aligned with the through hole formed on each of the two adjacent sub-cavities.

US Pat. No. 10,113,226

SPALLATION-RESISTANT THERMAL BARRIER COATING

United Technologies Corpo...

1. A coated article comprising:a metallic substrate (22);
a bondcoat (30) comprising:
a first layer (32); and
a second layer (34), the first layer being between the second layer and the metallic substrate and having a lower Cr content than the second layer; and
a thermal barrier coating (TBC) (28),wherein by weight percent:the bondcoat second layer comprises 20-40 Cr, up to 30 Co, 5-13 Al, up to 2 Y, up to 2 Si, and up to 2 Hf, balance Ni with less than 2.0 individually and less than 5.0 aggregate other elements, if any; and
the bondcoat first layer comprises 1.0-30 Cr, up to 30 Co, 3-35 Al, 0.1-2 Y, 0.1-2 Hf, 0.1-7 Si, up to 8 Ta, up to 8 W, up to 2 Mo, and up to 2 Zr, balance Ni with less than 2.0 individually and less than 5.0 aggregate other elements, if any.

US Pat. No. 10,113,224

FRICTION ADJUSTMENT INTERFACE BETWEEN TWO PARTS MADE OF NICKEL OR NICKEL OR COBALT-CHROMIUM ALLOY THAT ARE IN RELATIVE MOTION AGAINST ONE ANOTHER AT HIGH TEMPERATURE

Airbus Operations (S.A.S....

1. An adjustment interface inserted between a first part made of nickel, a nickel alloy or a cobalt-chromium alloy that is in relative motion with a second part made of nickel, a nickel alloy or a cobalt-chromium alloy, wherein the adjustment interface comprises two adjustment layers comprising:a first adjustment layer deposited on the first part of the two parts and having a composition that makes it possible, with the friction with the second part, to create a glaze-type layer;
a second adjustment layer deposited on the second part for cooperation with the first adjustment layer by acting as a catalyst for an oxide formed by friction with the first adjustment layer.

US Pat. No. 10,113,223

HOT-DIP GALVANIZED STEEL SHEET

1. A hot-dip galvanized steel sheet comprising:a steel sheet; and
a hot-dip galvanized layer formed on at least one surface of the steel sheet,
the steel sheet includes:
a chemical composition comprising, % by mass:
C: 0.040% to 0.280%,
Si: 0.05% to 2.00%,
Mn: 0.50% to 3.50%,
P: 0.0001% to 0.1000%,
S: 0.0001% to 0.0100%,
Al: 0.001% to 1.500%,
N: 0.0001% to 0.0100%,
O: 0.0001% to 0.0100%, and
a remainder of Fe and impurities;
wherein in a range of ? thickness to ? thickness centered at a position of ¼ thickness from the surface of the steel sheet, by volume fraction, said steel sheet includes:
0 to 50% of a ferrite phase,
a total of 50% or more of a hard structure comprising one or more of a bainite structure, a bainitic ferrite phase, a fresh martensite phase and a tempered martensite phase,
a residual austenite phase is 0 to 8%, and
a total of a pearlite phase and a coarse cementite phase is 0 to 8%,
wherein in a surface layer range of 20 ?m depth in a steel sheet direction from an interface between the hot-dip galvanized layer and a base steel, said steel sheet includes:
a residual austenite is 0 to 3%,
wherein the base steel sheet includes:
a microstructure in which V1/V2 which is a ratio of a volume fraction V1 of the hard structure in the surface layer range and a volume fraction V2 of the hard structure in the range of ? thickness to ? thickness centered at the position of ¼ thickness from the surface of the base steel sheet is limited within a range of 0.10 or more and 0.90 or less,
a Fe content is 5.0% or less and an Al content is 1.0% or less in the hot-dip galvanized layer, and columnar grains formed of a ? phase are included, and further
a ratio ((A*/A)×100) of an interface (A*) between the ? phase and the base steel sheet in an entire interface (A) between the hot-dip galvanized plated layer and the base steel sheet is 20% or more, and
a refined layer is formed at the side of the interface in the base steel sheet, wherein an average thickness of the refined layer is 0.1 to 5.0 ?m, an average grain size of ferrite in the refined layer is 0.1 to 3.0 ?m, one or two or more of oxides of Si and Mn are contained, and a maximum size of the oxide is 0.01 to 0.4 ?m.

US Pat. No. 10,113,221

BEARING STEEL

AKTIEBOLAGET SKF, Gothen...

1. A method of heat treating a bearing component composed of a steel alloy composition that comprises:0.6 to 0.7 wt. % carbon,
1.3 to 1.7 wt. % silicon,
1.2 to 1.6 wt. % manganese,
0.8 to 1.2 wt. % chromium,
0.15 to 0.4 wt. % molybdenum,
0.05 to 0.25 wt. % nickel,
0.003 to 0.01 wt. % vanadium,
0.005 to 0.05 wt. % aluminium,
0.05 to 0.3 wt. % copper,
0 to 0.5 wt. % cobalt,
0 to 0.1 wt. % niobium,
0 to 0.1 wt. % tantalum,
0 to 150 ppm nitrogen, and
0 to 50 ppm calcium,
the balance being iron and 0.3 wt. % or less of unavoidable impurities,
the method comprising:
(i) heating the steel alloy composition at a temperature of 865-900° C. for 50-100 minutes to at least partially austenitise the composition;
(ii) quenching the steel alloy composition to a temperature of 190-210° C. and holding the steel alloy composition at the temperature of 190-210° C. for 12-36 hours;
(iii) isothermally heating the steel alloy composition at a temperature of 200-280° C. until the steel alloy composition has a microstructure that comprises 5 to 10 vol.% retained austenite and at least 80 vol. % bainitic-ferrite and has a Vickers hardness of at least 650 HV; and
(iv) subjecting the bearing component having 5 to 10 vol.% retained austenite and at least 80 vol. % bainitic-ferrite to a surface finishing technique.

US Pat. No. 10,113,214

ALKALI METAL AND/OR ALKALI EARTH METAL EXTRACTION METHOD

AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAI...

1. A method for extracting at least one of an alkali metal and an alkali earth metal from a solid containing at least one of the alkali metal and the alkali earth metal, the method comprisingadding the solid to a neutral amino acid-containing aqueous solution so as to elute at least one of the alkali metal and the alkali earth metal in the neutral amino acid-containing aqueous solution,
contacting an acidic gas with the eluted at least one of the alkali metal and the alkali earth metal in the neutral amino acid-containing aqueous solution to precipitate the at least one of the alkali metal and the alkali earth metal as a salt,
recovering the salt,
adding another solid containing at least one of an alkali metal and an alkali earth metal to the neutral amino acid-containing aqueous solution from which the salt was recovered to elute at least one of the alkali metal and the alkali earth metal in the neutral amino acid-containing aqueous solution, and
determining a mixing ratio of water, the neutral amino acid and the solid so that peak values of a rate of elution and an amount of the salt precipitated are matched, the rate of elution being obtained by dividing an amount of the at least one of the alkali metal and the alkali earth metal eluted in the neutral amino acid-containing aqueous solution by an amount of the at least one of the alkali metal and the alkali earth metal contained in the solid, or an integrated value of the rate of elution and the amount of the salt precipitated is maximized,
wherein the neutral amino acid-containing aqueous solution has an isoelectric point within a range of ±1.5 with respect to a first acid dissociation constant of the acidic gas, and the neutral amino acid is DL-alanine and is a chelating agent that reacts with at least one of the alkali metal and the alkali earth metal to form a chelated complex.

US Pat. No. 10,113,210

HEAT TREATMENT APPARATUS FOR CYLINDER BLOCK AND HEAT TREATMENT METHOD FOR CYLINDER BLOCK

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A heat treatment apparatus for a cylinder block, the heat treatment apparatus performing heat treatment by feeding gas, the heat treatment apparatus comprising:a first feed part configured to feed the gas toward bores of the cylinder block, from a first side or a second side of the bores in an axis direction of the bores; and
a second feed part configured to feed the gas toward a lateral surface of the cylinder block from the first side or the second side, the lateral surface of the cylinder block extending in an array direction of the bores,
wherein the first feed part includes a first feed hole that is a jet orifice for the gas,
wherein the second feed part includes a second feed hole that is a jet orifice for the gas, and
wherein at least one of the first feed hole and the second feed hole is a slit along the array direction of the bores of the cylinder block.

US Pat. No. 10,113,197

PURIFIED POLYMERASE / TEMPLATE COMPLEXES

Pacific Biosciences of Ca...

1. A method for isolating active polymerase enzyme nucleic acid complexes comprising:contacting a phi-29 DNA polymerase enzyme or a modified form thereof with a primer-hybridized template nucleic acid to produce a population of polymerase enzyme nucleic acid complexes in solution, at least some of which are active;
exposing the population of polymerase enzyme nucleic acid complexes with a resin having nucleoside polyphosphate moieties attached thereto in the presence of a stabilizing divalent cation under conditions whereby the active polymerase enzyme nucleic acid complexes bind to the nucleoside polyphosphate moieties, wherein the divalent cation is Ca++, Sr++, Ba++, Ti++, or Ni++;
washing the resin to remove components not bound to the resin; and
eluting the active polymerase enzyme nucleic acid complexes bound to the nucleoside polyphosphate moieties attached to the resin by contacting the resin with a chelating agent, thereby isolating the active polymerase enzyme nucleic acid complexes.

US Pat. No. 10,113,195

NUCLEIC ACID AMPLIFICATION

LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORA...

1. A method for amplifying a plurality of nucleic acid templates, comprising:a) providing a plurality of forward primers immobilized on a support, wherein the plurality of forward primers includes a first forward primer and a second forward primer, and wherein the plurality of forward primers have substantially identical sequences;
b) providing a nucleic acid reverse strand from the plurality of nucleic acid templates, having a forward primer-binding sequence that can hybridize to any one of the plurality of forward primers;
c) hybridizing the first forward primer to the forward primer-binding sequence on the nucleic acid reverse strand;
d) generating an extended forward strand that is substantially complementary to the nucleic acid reverse strand and is hybridized thereto, by primer extension of the first forward primer using the reverse strand as a template, wherein the first forward primer becomes incorporated into the extended forward strand;
e) denaturing at least a portion of the extended forward strand comprising the incorporated first forward primer and the forward primer-binding sequence on the nucleic acid reverse strand and hybridizing the second forward primer to the forward primer-binding sequence on the nucleic acid reverse strand;
f) generating another extended forward strand that is substantially complementary to the reverse strand and is hybridized thereto, by primer extension of the second forward primer using the reverse strand as a template, wherein the second forward primer becomes incorporated into the extended forward strand; and
g) amplifying the plurality of nucleic acid templates simultaneously in a single continuous liquid phase without first compartmentalizing, by performing one or more amplification cycles comprising steps (e)-(f) under isothermal conditions to form clonal or substantially clonal nucleic acid populations, wherein the incorporated second forward primer of step (e) of an amplification cycle acts as the incorporated first forward primer of step (e) of a subsequent amplification cycle and the second forward primer of step (e) in the subsequent amplification cycle is a new second forward primer that has not undergone primer extension; and wherein the amplifying is carried out using a recombinase and a polymerase.

US Pat. No. 10,113,152

VARIANT POLYPEPTIDES CAPABLE OF AMINATING ALIPHATIC ALPHA KETO ACIDS

AbbVie Inc., North Chica...

1. A polypeptide, comprising:(a) the amino acid sequence of any one of SEQ ID NOS:2 and 13-18, wherein X is not leucine;
(b) an amino acid sequence that is at least 95% identical to: (i) amino acids 6 to 238 of SEQ ID NO:2; (ii) amino acids 7 to 237 of SEQ ID NO:13; (iii) amino acids 4 to 236 of SEQ ID NO:14; (iv) amino acids 4 to 236 of SEQ ID NO:15; (v) amino acids 4 to 236 of SEQ ID NO:16; (vi) amino acids 4 to 236 of SEQ ID NO:17; or (vii) amino acids 4 to 236 of SEQ ID NO:18, wherein X is not leucine;
(c) an amino acid sequence that is at least 95% identical to: (i) amino acids 6 to 298 of SEQ ID NO:2; (ii) amino acids 7 to 297 of SEQ ID NO:13; (iii) amino acids 4 to 296 of SEQ ID NO:14; (iv) amino acids 4 to 296 of SEQ ID NO:15; (v) amino acids 4 to 296 of SEQ ID NO:16; (vi) amino acids 4 to 296 of SEQ ID NO:17; or (vii) amino acids 4 to 296 of SEQ ID NO:18, wherein X is not leucine; or
(d) the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 4, 5, 6, or 20;
wherein the polypeptide is isolated and wherein the polypeptide has the ability to convert 2-oxonon-8-enoic acid, in the presence of an ammonia source, to 2-aminonon-8-enoic acid; and
X is isoleucine, valine, glycine, alanine, serine, or threonine.

US Pat. No. 10,113,145

PAENIBACILLUS SP. STRAIN, CULTIVATION METHOD AND USE OF THE SAME

1. An extracellular polysaccharide of Paenibacillus, wherein the structural formula of the extracellular polysaccharide shown in Formula (1),
wherein, n=15-30;
wherein the extracellular polysaccharide is purified and free of non-carbohydrate structure including protein, sulfide and amidogen;
wherein the extracellular polysaccharide has an average molecular weight distribution of 2500 to 5000 Da; and/or has following appearance: pure white filament or powder; wherein the extracellular polysaccharide is produced by Paenibacillus bovis sp. nov. BD3526 whose deposit number is CGMCC No. 8333.

US Pat. No. 10,113,144

METHOD FOR PRODUCING CELL CONCENTRATE, AND CELL SUSPENSION TREATMENT SYSTEM

KANEKA CORPORATION, Osak...

1. A method for producing a cell concentrate using a cell suspension treatment system including:a storage container of a cell suspension, which has a solution inlet port, a circulation outlet port, and a circulation inlet port;
a cell suspension treatment device for concentrating the cell suspension by separating liquid from the cell suspension by filtration, the device including a container having a cell suspension introduction port, a cell suspension lead-out port, and a filtrate outlet, which is filled with a hollow fiber separation membrane,
a circulation circuit for concentrating the cell suspension while circulating the cell suspension between the storage container and the cell suspension treatment device, the circuit being constituted by an introduction communication tube communicating the circulation inlet port of the storage container and the cell suspension introduction port of the cell suspension treatment device and a lead-out communication tube communicating the cell suspension lead-out port of the cell suspension treatment device and the circulation outlet port of the storage container;
a collection container of a cell concentrate obtained by concentration;
a collection path for feeding the cell concentrate in the storage container, the cell suspension treatment device, and the circulation circuit to the collection container;
an injection path for injecting a solution into the solution inlet port of the storage container;
a detecting unit for detecting a volume of the cell concentrate in the storage container or the introduction communication tube of the circulation circuit, and
an air bubble sensor on a path from the storage container to an air filter, wherein the air filter is provided above the storage container so as to make a pressure of an inner portion of the storage container to an atmospheric pressure,
the method comprising:
a) a step of storing the cell suspension in the storage container by supplying the cell suspension to the storage container through the solution inlet port;
b) a step of concentrating the cell suspension by feeding the cell suspension in the storage container to the cell suspension treatment device through the introduction communication tube of the circulation circuit, and then, circulating the cell suspension into the storage container through the lead-out communication tube of the circulation circuit;
c) a step of terminating the step b) by detecting the volume of the cell concentrate in the storage container or the introduction communication tube of the circulation circuit; and
d) a step of feeding and collecting the cell concentrate in the storage container, the cell suspension treatment device, and the circulation circuit to the collection container through the collection path.

US Pat. No. 10,113,143

CELL CULTURE BAG AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING CELL CULTURE BAG

Yokogawa Electric Corpora...

1. A cell culture bag comprising:an external film;
at least one sensor chip arranged on an inner surface of the external film, the at least one sensor chip including a layer reacting to an object to be detected, the inner surface being on a culture fluid side of the external film; and
a permeable film that covers a culture fluid side of the sensor chip, the permeable film permeating the object to be detected,
wherein the permeable film covers the entire inner surface of the external film,
wherein the at least one sensor chip comprises a plurality of sensor chips arranged into a plurality of groups,
wherein a group of sensor chips having the largest size is arranged at the center of the plurality of groups, the remaining groups of sensor chips having a smaller size being arranged around the group of sensor chips having the largest size, and
wherein the group of sensor chips having the largest size is configured to generate a stronger signal than the remaining groups of sensor chips having a smaller size.

US Pat. No. 10,113,141

CLEANING LIQUID FOR SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND METHOD FOR CLEANING SUBSTRATE FOR SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

MITSUBISHI CHEMICAL CORPO...

1. A cleaning liquid for a semiconductor device, comprising the following components (1)? to (4)?:(1)? an inorganic alkali;
(2)? a carboxyl group-containing chelating agent, which is at least one amino acid selected from the group consisting of cysteine and histidine;
(3)? an anionic surfactant which is at least one of a benzenesulfonic acid substituted with an alkyl group having from 8 to 20 carbon atoms and a salt thereof; and
(4)? water,
wherein the cleaning liquid has a pH of 9 or more.

US Pat. No. 10,113,131

PHOSPHONO PARAFFINS

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

1. A phosphono paraffin represented by formula (I):
wherein:
each instance of R1 is independently —H or

each instance of R2 and R3 is independently C1-20 alkyl, cycloalkyl of C20 or less, or aryl;
n is an integer between 4 and 22;
and the number of instances where R1 is
of formula (I) is between about 2 and about 8.

US Pat. No. 10,113,130

HIGH DENSITY/HIGH CETANE RENEWABLE FUEL BLENDS

The United States of Amer...

1. A method for making a diesel fuel blend or a jet fuel blend, comprising:(i) cycloaddition of renewable alkenes, ketones, or aldehydes to prepare multicyclic alkanes or multicyclic alkenes, (ii) converting norbornadiene to multicyclic alkanes or multicyclic alkenes, (iii) converting cyclopentadiene or a functionalized cyclopentadiene to multicyclic alkanes or multicyclic alkenes, or (iv) converting cyclooctatetraene to multicyclic alkanes or multicyclic alkenes;
preparing a synthetic paraffinic kerosene and mixing said synthetic paraffinic kerosene with the multicyclic alkanes or multicyclic alkenes prepared by one of steps (i)-(iv) to produce said deisel fuel blend with a cetane number>40 or said jet fuel blend with a viscosity below 8.5 cSt at ?20° C.

US Pat. No. 10,113,127

PROCESS FOR SEPARATING NITROGEN FROM A NATURAL GAS STREAM WITH NITROGEN STRIPPING IN THE PRODUCTION OF LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS

1. A process for producing liquefied natural gas from a nitrogen-containing natural gas stream, the process comprising:a) cooling a stream of mixed refrigerant in a first heat exchanger of a single closed-loop mixed refrigerant system to provide a cooled mixed refrigerant stream;
b) expanding at least a portion of the cooled mixed refrigerant stream to produce an expanded mixed refrigerant stream;
c) cooling and at least partially condensing the natural gas stream in a first heat exchange passageway via indirect heat exchange with the expanded mixed refrigerant stream in the first heat exchanger to produce a cooled natural gas stream;
d) dividing the cooled natural gas stream withdrawn from the first heat exchange passageway into a first portion and a second portion;
e) introducing the first portion into a lower inlet of a first vapor-liquid separator;
f) subsequent to said dividing, subcooling the second portion in the first heat exchanger to provide a subcooled liquid portion, wherein said subcooling is carried out in a second heat exchange passageway via indirect heat exchange with said expanded mixed refrigerant;
g) subsequent to said subcooling, introducing the subcooled liquid portion into an upper inlet of the first vapor-liquid separator, wherein the upper inlet of the first vapor-liquid separator is located at a higher vertical elevation than the lower inlet;
h) withdrawing a methane rich liquid bottoms stream and a first nitrogen rich vapor overhead stream from the first vapor-liquid separator;
i) further cooling the methane rich liquid bottoms stream in the first heat exchanger in a third heat exchange passageway to provide a first liquid natural gas stream;
j) introducing at least a portion of the first liquid natural gas stream into an inlet of a nitrogen stripping column;
k) introducing at least a portion of the first nitrogen rich vapor overhead stream into another inlet of the nitrogen stripping column;
l) withdrawing a stream of nitrogen-depleted liquefied natural gas (LNG) from a lower portion of the nitrogen stripping column, wherein the LNG comprises less than 3 volume percent nitrogen;
m) recovering an overhead nitrogen rich vapor stream from a location near the top of the nitrogen stripping column, wherein the overhead nitrogen rich vapor stream comprises less than 3 volume percent methane;
n) introducing the overhead nitrogen rich vapor stream into the first heat exchanger; and
o) using at least a portion of the overhead nitrogen rich vapor stream as a refrigerant in the first heat exchanger to carry out at least a portion of the cooling of step (a) and/or at least a portion of the cooling of step (c), wherein the single closed-loop mixed refrigerant system is the only closed-loop refrigeration system used to cool the natural gas stream.

US Pat. No. 10,113,126

REUSABLE POLYMERIC MATERIAL FOR REMOVING SILOXANE COMPOUNDS IN BIOGAS, METHOD THEREBY AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

KOREA INSTITUTE OF SCIENC...

1. A polyacrylate-based polymer absorbent for removing siloxane compounds from biogas, comprising:particles of poly(meth)acrylate salt, cations of the salt being other than sodium;
hygroscopic inorganic particles, anions of the inorganic particles selected from the group consisting of chloride, bromide and iodide, cations of the inorganic particles including sodium; and
a porous support.

US Pat. No. 10,113,123

PROCESS AND SYSTEM FOR EXTRACTION OF A FEEDSTOCK

1. A system for recovering aromatics from a naphtha feedstock, comprising:(a) a naphtha splitter for separating a C6+ fraction from the naphtha feedstock;
(b) a hydrotreater unit to desulphurize and separate a C6 to C11 hydrocarbon fraction from the C6+ fraction;
(c) an aromatics extraction distillation unit for recovering from the C6 to C11 hydrocarbon fraction an aromatics fraction, an aromatics precursors fraction and a raffinate fraction;
(d) a dehydrogenation unit or a reformer for converting the aromatics precursors in the aromatics precursors fraction to aromatics; and
wherein the naphtha splitter, the hydrotreater unit, and the aromatic extraction distillation unit, are operatively connected such that the C6+ fraction and the C0 to C11 hydrocarbon fraction are not subjected to a reformer or a dehydrogenation unit prior to the recovery of the aromatics fraction, the aromatics precursors fraction and the raffinate fraction.

US Pat. No. 10,113,118

PROCESS AND APPARATUS FOR PRODUCING HYDROCARBON

1. Method for producing liquid hydrocarbon by converting carbonaceous material contained in one or more feedstocks, the method comprisingProviding a feed material;
Pressurizing the feed material to a predetermined process pressure of 150 to 400 bar;
Heating the pressurized feed material to a predetermined process temperature of 370 to 500° C.;
Reacting the pressurized and heated feed material for a predetermined period of time;
Cooling the reacted feed material to a temperature below 200° C.;
Mechanically separating the converted feed material at operational pressure into a higher viscosity fraction and a lower viscosity fraction, and extracting the higher viscosity fraction from the process through alternating mechanical filters between at least one online filter and at least one offline filter, the temperature of the filters being controlled to be in the range 40 to 200° C.; and
Conveying the remaining converted feed mass including the lower viscosity fraction through a pressure reduction system and further through a separation system.

US Pat. No. 10,113,117

VERTICAL ALIGNMENT LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY AND MANUFACTURE METHOD THEREOF

Shenzhen China Star Optoe...

1. A manufacture method of a vertical alignment liquid crystal display, comprising steps of:step 1, loading a first substrate and a second substrate;
wherein a first passivation layer and a second passivation layer are respectively located on inner sides of the first substrate and the second substrate, and a common electrode layer and a pixel electrode layer are respectively located on the first passivation layer and the second passivation layer;
step 2, coating a glue frame on the first substrate or the second substrate;
step 3, filling a liquid crystal layer in a district surrounded by the glue frame;
wherein the liquid crystal layer comprises liquid crystal molecules, auxiliary alignment agent and polymeric monomers; and
a weight percentage of the polymeric monomers in the liquid crystal layer is 0.5%-0.8%;
step 4, assembling the first substrate and the second substrate; and
step 5, applying a voltage to the common electrode layer and the pixel electrode layer to make the liquid crystal molecules of the liquid crystal layer twisted with a predetermined degree, and employing ultraviolet (UV) light to irradiate the liquid crystal layer;
wherein the polymeric monomers are polymerized to form a polymer network penetrating the entire liquid crystal layer; and
wherein each of the polymeric monomers has at least two polymerizable groups;
wherein the polymeric monomers comprise at least one double polymerizable group monomer having two polymerizable groups and at least one polymeric group compound having at least three polymerizable groups; and a weight percentage of the polymeric group compound in the polymerizable monomers is 10%-50%.

US Pat. No. 10,113,113

REMOVING POLYSILICON

Micron Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method, comprising:forming a first instance of oxide;
forming an instance of polysilicon over the instance of oxide;
forming a second instance of oxide over the instance of polysilicon;
forming an opening through the second instance of oxide, the instance of polysilicon and the first instance of oxide;
exposing the second instance of oxide, the instance of polysilicon and the first instance of oxide to an aqueous composition; and
using the aqueous composition, recessing the instance of polysilicon relative to the first instance of oxide and the second instance of oxide within the opening;
wherein the aqueous composition comprises nitric acid, poly-carboxylic acid and ammonium fluoride.

US Pat. No. 10,113,106

STRENGTH-ENHANCING RESIN FOR PROPPANT

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A method of fracturing a subterranean formation comprising:introducing a fracturing fluid into the subterranean formation, wherein the fracturing fluid comprises:
(A) a base fluid;
(B) proppant; and
(C) a curable resin having three or more epoxy functional group, wherein the curable resin is selected from the group consisting of trimethylolpropane trialycidyl ether, glycerol trialycidyl ether, pentaerythritol tetraalycidyl ether, glycerol polyethylene oxide trialycidyl ether, glycerol polypropylene oxide trialycidyl ether, polyalycerol-3-polyalycidyl ether, polyalycerol-3-olyethylene oxide polyalycidyl ether, polyalycerol-3-polypropylene oxide polyalycidyl ether, and combinations thereof;
wherein the curable resin is pre-coated onto the proppant prior to introduction into the subterranean formation;
creating or enhancing one or more fractures within the subterranean formation using the fracturing fluid;
then introducing a curing agent into the subterranean formation; and
allowing or causing to allow the curing agent to contact the curable resin in the subterranean formation; wherein the curable resin does not substantially cure prior to contacting the curing agent; wherein the curable resin cures when in contact with the curing agent; wherein the curable resin forms polymer molecules with the curing agent, and wherein the polymer molecules are non-linear or multi-directional polymers; wherein at least some of the three or more epoxy functional groups cross-link the polymer molecules together; wherein the curable resin and the curing agent form a multi-directional, cross-linked polymer network; and
wherein the cured resin increases the compressive strength of the proppant, wherein the compressive strength of the proppant is increased to a strength of at least 5,000 pounds force per square inch.

US Pat. No. 10,113,105

HYDROPHOBIZING AGENTS COMPRISING AN OLIGOMERIC POLYAMINE AND METHODS FOR COATING PARTICULATES THEREWITH

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A method comprising:providing a composition comprising:
a hydrophobizing agent comprising an oligomeric polyamine having a carbon atom:nitrogen atom ratio of about 4:1 or more, and a plurality of hydrophobic groups bonded to at least a portion of the nitrogen atoms in the oligomeric polyamine; and
forming coated particulates comprising a coating of the hydrophobizing agent on one or more particulates,
wherein the hydrophobizing agent is cationic and comprises at least one of: one quaternized nitrogen atom, or one protonated nitrogen atom.

US Pat. No. 10,113,104

SUPERHYDROPHIC FLOW CONTROL DEVICE

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A wellbore subassembly, comprising:a flow control device having a helical enclosed production flow path toward a production tubing, the helical enclosed production flow path being positioned circumferentially about the production tubing, wherein the helical enclosed production flow path includes a superhydrophobic coating on an inner surface of the helical enclosed production flow path for restricting production of an unwanted fluid toward the production tubing, the superhydrophobic coating having a contact angle with a water droplet in the unwanted fluid that exceeds 150°, and wherein the superhydrophobic coating is operable for increasing a velocity of fluid having a greater concentration of oil flowing along the production flow path, wherein the inner surface of the helical enclosed production flow path has a plurality of protrusions.

US Pat. No. 10,113,102

ACTIVITY ENHANCED SCALE DISPERSANT FOR TREATING INORGANIC SULFIDE SCALES

Multi-Chem Group, LLC, S...

14. A composition comprising:a base fluid;
a scale inhibitor, wherein the scale inhibitor comprises a phosphonate;
a water clarifying agent, wherein the water clarifying agent comprises at least one compound selected from the group consisting of: a polyDADMAC, a DADMAC acrylamide copolymer, and any combination thereof; and
a sulfide precipitate.

US Pat. No. 10,113,101

COMPOSITION AND METHOD FOR DISPERSING PARAFFINS IN CRUDE OILS

Ecolab USA Inc., St. Pau...

1. A method for reducing paraffin or wax deposition in a crude oil storage or transportation vessel, the method comprising adding a composition to a crude oil in an amount effective to reduce paraffin or wax deposition in the storage or transportation vessel containing the crude oil, wherein the crude oil has an API gravity of at least 33 and the composition comprisesa copolymer which is a product of a polymerization reaction comprising (i) an alpha olefin monomer and a maleic anhydride monomer, (ii) the alpha olefin monomer and an alkyl maleic anhydride monomer, (iii) the maleic anhydride monomer and styrene; or (iv) the alkyl maleic anhydride monomer and styrene, the alpha olefin monomer having the formula (I):
wherein R1 is hydrogen or C12-C30 alkyl and R2 is C12-C30 alkyl, and the alkyl maleic anhydride monomer having the formula (II):wherein R3 is C12-C30 alkyl and R4 is hydrogen or C12-C30 alkyl;an anionic surfactant; and
a solvent; and
wherein if the copolymer is the product of the polymerization reaction comprising (i) the alpha olefin monomer and the maleic anhydride monomer, R1 is hydrogen and R2 is C24-C30 alkyl.

US Pat. No. 10,113,097

PROCESS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF A THERMALLY CONDUCTIVE ARTICLE

1. A process for the production of a thermally conductive article, said process comprising:pleating at least one thermally anisotropic sheet having a first thermal conductivity in a first plane which is higher than a second thermal conductivity in a second plane that is perpendicular to the first plane to form a pleated structure, said pleated structure comprises a plurality of pleats, each said pleat having a first surface and a second surface; and
compacting the pleated structure so that said first and second surfaces which face each other due to the formation of said pleats are at least partially brought into direct contact with each other, said pleated structure having an upper surface and a lower surface,
wherein the thermally anisotropic sheet includes at least one thermally anisotropic polymer layer.

US Pat. No. 10,113,095

REINFORCED GRAPHITIC MATERIAL

MICROSOFT TECHNOLOGY LICE...

1. A method for making a reinforced graphitic material, the method comprising:sorbing a solution of an organic compound into void space between graphitic platelets of a graphitic host material;
mechanically pressing the graphitic host material while heating the graphitic host material to evaporate a solvent of the solution and deposit sorbed organic compound into the void space;
heating the graphitic host material with the sorbed organic compound to pyrolyze the sorbed organic compound and thereby deposit elemental carbon in the void space, the elemental carbon crosslinking the graphitic platelets of the graphitic host material; and
after heating the graphitic host material with the sorbed organic compound to pyrolyze the sorbed organic compound, mechanically re-pressing while heating the graphitic host material.

US Pat. No. 10,113,089

ARTICLES AND METHODS COMPRISING POLYACRYLATE PRIMER WITH NITROGEN-CONTAINING POLYMER

3M Innovative Properties ...

1. An optical film stack comprising:a first optical film bonded to a microstructured surface layer comprising microstructured prisms, of a second optical film with a cured adhesive layer comprising an interpenetrating network of the reaction product of a polyacrylate and polymerizable monomer; wherein the second optical film further comprises a primer layer disposed between the cured adhesive layer and the microstructured surface layer of the second optical film and the primer layer consists essentially of a polyacrylate and a nitrogen-containing polymer, and wherein at least a portion of the prisms comprise a post extending from an apex of the prisms that functions as a optically non-active bonding portion.

US Pat. No. 10,113,086

EXPANDABLE TAPE

1. A hanging system in a room of a building comprising:at least one of a wall and a ceiling;
a sheet; and
wherein a first side of the sheet is connected to the at least one of the wall and the ceiling by a first widthwise expandable tape and a second widthwise expandable tape, wherein the first widthwise expandable tape is spaced apart from the second widthwise expandable tape, each of the first widthwise expandable tape and second widthwise expandable tape comprising:
a first adhesive strip defining one lengthwise edge of the widthwise expandable tape;
a second adhesive strip defining the other lengthwise edge of the widthwise expandable tape;
a flexible region connecting the first adhesive strip to the second adhesive strip, the flexible region adapted to lengthen and contract to allow a movement of the second adhesive strip away from and towards the first adhesive strip in a widthwise direction of the widthwise expandable tape upon an application of a force to at least one of the first adhesive strip and the second adhesive strip;
wherein the first widthwise expandable tape comprises a first quantity of adhesive on a bottom face of the first adhesive strip, and comprises a second quantity of adhesive disposed on a bottom face of the second adhesive strip, the bottom face of the second adhesive strip facing a same direction as the bottom face of the first adhesive strip.

US Pat. No. 10,113,083

RESIST UNDERLAYER FILM-FORMING COMPOSITION CONTAINING POLYMER WHICH CONTAINS NITROGEN-CONTAINING RING COMPOUND

NISSAN CHEMICAL INDUSTRIE...

1. A resist underlayer film-forming composition for lithography comprising a linear polymer that is obtained by a reaction of a diepoxy group-containing compound (A) with a dicarboxyl group-containing compound (B), wherein the linear polymer has structures of the following formulae (1), (2), and (3) derived from the diepoxy group-containing compound (A) or the dicarboxyl group-containing compound (B):
in Formula (1), X1 is a group of Formula (4), (5), or (6):

wherein each of R1, R2, R3, and R4 is a hydrogen atom, a C1-6 alkyl group, a C3-6 alkenyl group, benzyl group, or phenyl group, the phenyl group may be substituted by a group selected from the group consisting of a C1-6 alkyl group, a halogen atom, a C1-6 alkoxy group, a nitro group, a cyano group, a hydroxyl group, and a C1-6 alkylthio group, and R1 and R2 or R3 and R4 may be bonded to each other to form a C3-6 ring; and R5 is a C1-6 alkyl group, a C3-6 alkenyl group, benzyl group, or phenyl group, and the phenyl group may be substituted by a group selected from the group consisting of a C1-6 alkyl group, a halogen atom, a C1-6 alkoxy group, a nitro group; a cyano group, a hydroxyl group, and a C1-6 alkylthio group; and
Ar in Formula (2) is an aromatic C6-20 fused ring, and the ring may be substituted by a group selected from the group consisting of a C1-6 alkyl group, a halogen atom, a C1-6 alkoxy group, a nitro group, a cyano group, a hydroxyl group, and a C1-6 alkylthio group, wherein
the linear polymer is a polymer obtained by a reaction of two diepoxy group-containing compounds (A), one having the structure of Formula (1) and the other having the structure of Formula (2), with a dicarboxyl group-containing compound (B) having a structure of Formula (3); or
the linear polymer is a polymer obtained by a reaction of a diepoxy group-containing compound (A) having a structure of Formula (1) with two dicarboxyl group-containing compounds (B), one having the structure of Formula (2), and the other having the structure of Formula (3).

US Pat. No. 10,113,078

INK DISCHARGE DEVICE AND INK DISCHARGE METHOD

Ricoh Company, Ltd., Tok...

1. An ink discharge device comprising:an ink comprising:
water;
a colorant;
an organic solvent X having a solubility parameter of from 8.9 to 12.0, the organic solvent X comprising no glycol ether compound; and
a copolymer comprising a structural unit represented by the following formula (1):

where R1 represents a hydrogen atom or methyl group and Y represents an alkylene group having 2 to 18 carbon atoms;
an ink discharge head including:
a nozzle configured to discharge the ink;
a plurality of individual liquid chambers in communication with the nozzle;
a flow-in channel configured to let the ink flow into the individual liquid chambers; and
a flow-out channel configured to let the ink flow out from the individual liquid chambers; and
a negative pressure generator configured to generate a negative pressure that lets the ink flow out from the individual liquid chambers,
wherein the ink discharge head is configured to let the ink having flowed out from the flow-out channel flow into the flow-in channel to circulate the ink.

US Pat. No. 10,113,074

THERMALLY INKJETTABLE ACRYLIC DIELECTRIC INK FORMULATION AND PROCESS

FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.,...

1. An electronic device that comprises a dielectric layer, the dielectric layer being formed by one or more layers of an aqueous composition comprising:from about 5 to about 20 percent by weight of an acrylic polymeric binder emulsion;
from about 5 to about 30 percent by weight of a humectant;
from about 0 to about 3 percent by weight of a surfactant; and
an aqueous carrier fluid,
wherein the aqueous composition has a viscosity ranging from about 2 to about 6 centipoise,
wherein the dielectric layer has a thickness ranging from about 10 microns to about 40 microns, and
wherein the one or more layers have a glass transition temperature ranging from about 40° C. to about 110° C.

US Pat. No. 10,113,070

PRETREATMENT COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF TREATING A SUBSTRATE

PPG industries Ohio, Inc....

1. A pretreatment composition for treating a metal substrate, comprising:(a) a Group IIIB metal and/or a Group IVB metal present in a total amount of 20 ppm to 1000 ppm (calculated as elemental metal) based on the total weight of the pretreatment composition;
(b) a compound containing at least six phosphorus-containing acid groups or salts thereof present in an amount of 1.82×10?4 moles per liter to 2.73×10?2 moles per liter of pretreatment composition; and
(c) an electropositive metal;
wherein the molar ratio of (a) to (b) is at least 3:1;
wherein the pretreatment composition is capable of reacting with and chemically altering the substrate surface and binding to it to form a film that affords corrosion protection.

US Pat. No. 10,113,065

TWO-PHOTON ABSORBING COMPOUNDS AND METHODS OF MAKING SAME

1. A two-photon active compound having a structural formula:wherein A is an aromatic-heterocyclic ?-electron acceptor moiety that is connected to m number of diarylaminofluorene arms (m=1-3); in each diarylaminofluorene arms, R is selected from linear or branched alkyl chains having a general formula CnH2n+1, where n is in a range from 2 to 25; wherein R1, R2, and R3 are independently selected from the group consisting of H and C1-C5 alkyls; wherein R4 is selected from the group consisting of C1-C5 alkyls; and wherein R5 through R10 are independently selected from the group consisting of H, alkoxyls, alkyls, and aryls.

US Pat. No. 10,113,053

ISOSORBIDE EPOXIDE DIESTERS, AND THE USE THEREOF AS A PLASTICIZER IN PVC COMPOSITIONS

ROQUETTE FRERES, Lestrem...

1. A compound of the following formula (I):

US Pat. No. 10,113,052

5H-FURAN-2-ONE DERIVATIVES STABILIZATION OF ORGANIC MATERIAL

BASF SE, Ludwigshafen (D...

1. A composition comprisinga) a polyolefin, a polyester polyol, or a polyurethane;
b) compound having a structure,

 and
c) an additive selected from the group consisting of a phosphite, a phosphonite, an acid scavenger, a phenolic antioxidant, and an aminic antioxidant.

US Pat. No. 10,113,040

POLYMER FILM, POLARIZING PLATE AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE

FUJIFILM CORPORATION, To...

1. A polymer film, which comprises:a carbonyl bond-containing polymer; and
a compound having ?h of equal to or higher than 11.0 and ?? of equal to or lower than 1.50, wherein the ?h is a value of hydrogen-bonding capacity calculated by Hoy method and the ?? is a value calculated by equation 1:
??=|x?13.3|   Equation 1
wherein, in equation 1, ? represents an interatomic distance in the polymer film between atoms most distant from each other among molecules in the compound, excluding a hydrogen atom, calculated by molecular dynamics calculation,
wherein said compound is represented by a compound selected from the group:
i) formula (I-1):
(Q3-(L32-L31)n3-A-(L41-L42)n4)m-Z1
wherein each of L31 and L41 independently represents an alkylene group, and the alkylene group may be substituented, each of L32 and L42 independently represents a single bond, or any one of or any combination of —O—, —NR1—, —S— and —C(?O)—, R1 represents a hydrogen atom or a substituent, each of n3 and n4 independently represents an integer of 0 to 20, either n3 or n4 is an integer equal to or higher than 1, and when L31, L32, L41 and L42 exist in plural number, they may be the same as or different from each other, Q3 represents a substituent, Z1 represents an m-valent linking group, and A represents *—O—C(?O)—NH— or *—NH—C(?O)—O—, where * represents a bonding position with L41, m represents an integer of 2 to 6, and Q3 and A existing in plural number may be the same as or different from each other, respectively, and at least one of Q3 and Z1 contains a ring structure,
wherein Z1 is

*—CH2-CH(-*)—CH2-* is formula

*—CH2-C(CH3)(CH2-*)—CH2-* is formula
or*—CH2-CH(C2H5)(CH2-*)—CH2-* is formula

ii) formula (I-3):

wherein each of L71 and L81 independently represents an alkylene group, and the alkylene group may be substituented, each of L72 and L82 independently represents a single bond or any one of or any combination of —O—, —NR1—, —S— and —C(?O), R1 represents a hydrogen atom or a substituent, each of n7 and n8 independently represents an integer of 0 to 12, either n7 or n8 is an integer equal to or higher than 1, and when L71, L72, L81 and L82 exist in plural number, they may be the same as or different from each other, Q5 represent a substituted or an unsubstituted phenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted cyclohexyl group, a methyl group, an ethyl group, a propyl group, an isopropyl group or a t-butyl group, A represents *—O—C(?O)—NH— or *—NH—C(?O)—O—, where * represents a bonding position with L81, and R2a represents an alkyl group having 1 to 3 carbon atoms, m2 represents an integer of 2 or 3, and Q5 and A existing in plural number may be the same as or different from each other, respectively, a represents an integer of 0 to 10, and, when a is an integer equal to or higher than 1, R2a existing in plural number may be the same as or different from each other;
iii) formula (I-5):

wherein each of L71 and L81 independently represents an alkylene group, and the alkylene group may be substituented, each of L72 and L82 independently represents a single bond or any one of or any combination of —O—, —NR1—, —S— and —C(?O), each of n7 and n8 independently represents an integer of 0 to 12, either n7 or n8 is an integer equal to or higher than 1, and when L71, L72, L81 and L82 exist in plural number, they may be the same as or different from each other, Q5 represent a substituted or an unsubstituted phenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted cyclohexyl group, a methyl group, an ethyl group, a propyl group, an isopropyl group or a t-butyl group, A represents *—O—C(?O)—NH— or *—NH—C(?O)—O—, where * represents a bonding position with L81, Q5 and A existing in plural number may be the same as or different from each other, respectively, m3 represents 1 or 2, and each of R3 and R4 independently represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group;
iv) formula (II):

wherein in formula (II) each of L1a and L1b independently represents a single bond, an alkylene group, or a group represented by any of the above-described formulas (2A) to (2E), or a group consisting of a combination of a group represented by any of formulas (2A) to (2E) and two or three alkylene groups, and each of Q1a and Q1b independently represents a substituent, at least one of Q1a and Q1b represents a phenyl group which may have been substituted by an alkyl group having 1 to 3 carbon atoms or an alkoxy group having 1 to 3 carbon atoms;
v) formula (III):

wherein in formula (III) each of L1a and L1b independently represents a single bond, an alkylene group, or a group represented by any of the above-described formulas (2A) to (2E), or a group consisting of a combination of a group represented by any of formulas (2A) to (2E) and two or three alkylene groups, and each of Q1a and Q1b independently represents a substituent, at least one of Q1a and Q1b represents a phenyl group which may have been substituted by an alkyl group having 1 to 3 carbon atoms or an alkoxy group having 1 to 3 carbon atoms;
vi) formula (A):
QA-La1-X—C(?O)—NH-La2-QB
wherein X represents —NR—, and R represents a hydrogen atom or a substituent, each of La1 and La2 independently represents a single bond, or any one of or any combination of an alkylene group, an arylene group, —O—, —NR1—, —S— and —C(?O)—, R1 represents a hydrogen atom or a substituent, each of QA and QB independently represents a substituent, and at least one of QA and QB represents a polar group being a residue of a compound having a C log P value equal to or lower than 0.85, or a terminal group contained in the substituent.

US Pat. No. 10,113,034

POLYMERS FROM STABILIZED IMINES

International Business Ma...

1. A method for producing a polymer, comprising:forming a reaction mixture comprising a non-polar solvent and an imine compound comprising electron withdrawing or accepting groups;
adding a multifunctional nucleophile to the mixture; and
heating the mixture at a temperature from about 50° C. to about 150° C. to produce a polymer.

US Pat. No. 10,113,031

AROMATIC DISPERSANT COMPOSITION

1. A polymer represented by Formula (1):
wherein dispersant of Formula (1) has a terminal and/or pendant imide group, wherein the side chain imide group is derived from an imide compound represented by Formula (1a):

wherein
R1 is a substituent on Q ring in any position available for bonding to a substituent group and R1 is independently represented by one or more of —H, or an electron withdrawing group selected from the group of: —NO2, —SO2NR?2, —C(O)R?, —SO3M, halo, —NH2, and —OR? or an electron releasing alkyl group, a is the total number of sites on the Q ring available for bonding a H, electron withdrawing groups, and electron releasing groups, when R1 is said electron withdrawing group or said alkyl group, then the total number of electron withdrawing and alkyl groups is 1 or 2; M is H, a metal cation, NR?4+, or mixtures thereof; R? is —H, an optionally-substituted alkyl containing 1 to 20 carbon atoms, and the substituent is hydroxyl or halo or mixtures thereof;
Q is a fused or non-fused aromatic ring containing 4n+2 ?-electrons, wherein n=1 or more, and Q is bonded to the imide group in such a way to form a 5 or 6 membered imide ring;
R2 is a C1 to C20 hydrocarbylene group or mixtures thereof; R2 optionally includes oxygen and/or nitrogen atoms wherein there is at least 2 carbon atoms per every oxygen or nitrogen of R2 these would include ether, ester, and amide type linkages in R2;
Pol is a residue of a diepoxide or polyepoxide further comprising at least one pendant side chain of one or more of:
a polyether,
a polyester,
a mixed polyether/polyester pendant side chains thereof,
a mixed polyester/polyether pendant side chains thereof,
or mixtures thereof,
the bond(s) between Pol and each W? allows for one or more terminal and/or pendant side chain imide groups (as defined by w) to be attached to Pol at one or more locations on Pol and for each imide group to be attached to Pol by one or more bond (as defined by b);
W is any group capable of reaction with an epoxide group;
W? represents amino, carboxylic acid and hydroxyl with the H missing and is a residue of the reaction of an amino, hydroxyl or carboxyl group, with a diepoxide or polyepoxide in a reaction forming a chemical bond between an amino, hydroxy, or carboxyl group with an epoxide; when b is 2 then one of the W? is derived from a secondary amine reacted with said epoxide and optionally is in the R2 linking group between the imide and the other W? group, when b is 2 each W? group is the same or different;
b is 1 or 2 and when b is 1, the imide group can either be terminal and attached to the Pol by one chemical bond when W is hydroxyl or carboxylic acid, or a pendant side chain when W is NH2 and when b is 2 the imide group is a side chain attached to Pol by two chemical bonds;
d is 1, 2, or 3; this means that there is the possibility of 1 to 3 imide groups attached to R2 at different carbon atoms of R2; and
w is 1 or more.

US Pat. No. 10,113,030

RESIST MATERIAL AND PATTERN FORMING METHOD USING SAME

Toshiba Memory Corporatio...

1. A pattern forming method comprising:providing, on a substrate, a resist material which comprises a diluent monomer having a hydroxyl group and at least one functional group selected from a vinyl ether group, an epoxy group and an oxetanyl group, a dendrimer with a globular structure having at least two reactive groups for photo-cationic polymerization, and a photo-acid generator as a polymerization initiator;
imprinting a template having concave-convex shape patterns against the resist material;
curing the resist material; and
releasing the template from the cured resist material.

US Pat. No. 10,113,028

EPOXY RESIN, CURABLE RESIN COMPOSITION, CURED PRODUCT, SEMICONDUCTOR ENCAPSULATING MATERIAL, SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, PREPREG, CIRCUIT BOARD, BUILDUP FILM, BUILDUP SUBSTRATE, FIBER-REINFORCED COMPOSITE MATERIAL AND FIBER-REINFORCED MOLDED ARTICLE

DIC Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. An epoxy resin, comprising as essential components, a cresol-naphthol co-condensed novolac epoxy resin (A), a naphthol glycidyl ether compound (B), and one or more xanthene compounds (C) selected from the group of compounds represented by the following structural formulae (1) to (3), wherein the content of the xanthene compound(s) (C) is from 0.1% to 5.5% in terms of area ratio in a GPC measurement:wherein in the structural formulae (1) to (3), R? each independently represent a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms, or an alkoxy group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms, m each independently represents an integer of 1 to 6,wherein the content of the glycidyl ether compound (B) is from 0.1% to 4.0% in terms of area ratio in a GPC measurement.

US Pat. No. 10,113,008

STARCH SETTLING RECOVERY SYSTEM

1. A process consisting essentially of:a. obtaining a waste water stream having starch content between 0.1 and 5% by weight starch and feeding the waste water stream to a classifier to concentrate the slurry by a factor of at least 5 and produce a concentrated slurry, wherein the classifier has at least one overflow exit and at least one underflow exit;
b. drawing off the overflow and underflow from the classifier;
c. feeding the concentrated slurry from the underflow exit of the classifier into a settling tank having at least one settling tank underflow exit and at least one settling tank overflow exit, to produce a settling tank underflow layer of starch with a concentration of between 40 and 60% starch, the settling tank underflow layer being proximate to the settling tank's underflow exit and an aqueous settling tank overflow layer having a starch concentration of less than 5% by weight starch proximate to the settling tank overflow exit,
d. allowing the settling tank underflow layer to exit through the settling tank underflow exit as a starch cake having moisture content between 40 and 60%; and
e. collecting the starch cake for shipping.

US Pat. No. 10,112,976

PROCESS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF D-ARGINYL-2,6-DIMETHYL-L-TYROSYL-L-LYSYL-L-PHENYLALANINAMIDE

1. A liquid-phase process for the production of H-D-Arg-(2,6-Dimethyl)Tyr-Lys-Phe-NH2 of formula (I), in the form of the trifluoroacetic acid salt,
which comprises the following steps:
coupling compound (II) H-Phe-NH2:

with compound (III) Z-Lys(Boc)-OH:

to obtain a compound of formula (IV), Z-Lys-Lys(Boc)-Phe-NH2:

reacting compound (IV) with hydrogen and methanesulfonic acid (V)
MeSO3H  (V)
in the presence of a catalyst to obtain the free amine salt (VI) MeSO3H.H-Lys(Boc)-Phe-NH2:

reacting salt (VI) with the protected amino acid Z-Dmt(Boc)-OH (VII)

to obtain the protected tripeptide Z-Dmt(Boc)-Lys(Boc)-Phe-NH2 (VIII):

treating compound (VIII) with hydrogen and methanesulfonic acid (V) to obtain the corresponding salt MeSO3.H-Dmt(Boc)-Lys(Boc)-Phe-NH2 (IX):

coupling the acid salt (IX) with Z-D-Arg-ONa (X)

to form the protected tetrapeptide Boc-D-Arg-Dmt(Boc)-Lys(Boc)-Phe-NH2 (XI):

deprotecting compound (XI) to obtain the tetrapeptide H-D-Arg-Dmt-Lys-Phe-NH2 (I) and further salifying it with trifluoroacetic acid in solvents.

US Pat. No. 10,112,973

PROCESS FOR THE PREPARATION OF RAMIPRIL

SANOFI-AVENTIS DEUTSCHLAN...

1. A process for preparing a compound of formula (VI)
wherein:
R1 is CO2R4 or CN;
R2 is (C1-C4)alkyl;
R3 is
(C1-C4)alkyl, wherein one, two or three hydrogen atoms are optionally replaced by fluorine, (C1-C4)alkoxy, or
phenyl;
R4 is (C1-C4)alkyl; and
Ar is
phenyl, optionally substituted with one, two or three substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, (C1-C4)alkoxy and (C1-C4)alkyl, or
1-naphthyl;
comprising
reacting a chiral amine of formula (IV)

wherein:
R1 is CO2R4 or CN;
R4 is (C1-C4)alkyl; and
Ar is
phenyl, optionally substituted with one, two or three substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, (C1-C4)alkoxy and (C1-C4)alkyl, or
1-naphthyl;
with a 2-acylamino-acrylic acid ester of formula (V)

wherein:
R2 is (C1-C4)alkyl; and
R3 is
(C1-C4)alkyl, wherein one, two or three hydrogen atoms are optionally replaced by fluorine, (C1-C4)alkoxy, or
phenyl,
to produce the compound of formula (VI).

US Pat. No. 10,112,969

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR SEQUENCING NUCLEIC ACIDS

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RES...

1. A compound having Formula I:
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or hydrate thereof, wherein
n is 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, or 9;
i) R1 and each R2 are O?; or
ii) R1 is

 and each R2 is O?; or
iii) R1 is O?, one R2 is

 and any remaining R2 is independently O?, S?, BH3?, or CH3;
R3 is a nucleotide moiety comprising a fluorescent dye F and at least one non-complementary nucleotide residue;
R4 is H, OH, halogen, alkyl (both substituted and unsubstituted), or alkoxy (both substituted and unsubstituted);
Y1, and Y3 are each independently chosen from O?, S?, BH3?, and CH3;
L1 is chosen from alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, aryl, heteroaryl, heterocyclyl, ester, amino, and sulfonyl;
Q is a fluorescence quenching moiety; and
B1 is chosen from adenine, cytosine, guanine, thymine, uracil, hypoxanthine, and 5-methylcytosine.

US Pat. No. 10,112,964

DITHIOLENE METAL COMPLEX COLORLESS IR ABSORBERS

BASF SE, Ludwigshafen (D...

1. A method of using colorless IR absorbers comprisinga) treating a material with a compound from the group consisting of

wherein the material is a security print, an invisible and IR readable bar code,
a laser-welded plastic, a dried print, a fixed toner on paper, a laser marked plastic, or a heated preform,
optionally a further IR absorber; and
b) using the treated material of a) for security printing, invisible and IR readable bar codes, laser-welding of plastics, drying of print, fixing of toners on paper, laser marking, and heating of plastics preforms.

US Pat. No. 10,112,960

METHODS FOR PRODUCING BORYLATED ARENES

Dow AgroSciences LLC, In...

1. A method of forming a borylated arene comprising:providing a substrate comprising a substituted arene ring comprising from 1 to 4 substituents, wherein the arene ring is unsubstituted at a first position that is electronically favored for CH-activation and unsubstituted at a second position that is sterically favored for CH-activation; and
contacting the substrate with an iridium precursor complex, an electron deficient bidentate ligand comprising at least one nitrogen heteroatom, and a borylation reagent under conditions effective to form a first borylated arene and optionally a second borylated arene;
wherein the electron deficient bidentate ligand comprises a compound defined by Formula IVa

wherein n is 0, 1, 2, or 3 and R10 is, independently for each occurrence, hydrogen, a halogen, a nitrile group, a nitro group, a C1-C6 alkyl group, or a C1-C6 perfluoroalkyl group, with the proviso that at least one of R10 is chosen from a halogen, a nitrile group, a nitro group, and a C1-C6 perfluoroalkyl group;
wherein the first borylated arene comprises a substituted arene ring comprising from 1 to 4 substituents and a boronic acid or a boronic acid derivative in the first position,
wherein the second borylated arene, when formed, comprises a substituted arene ring comprising from 1 to 4 substituents and a boronic acid or a boronic acid derivative in the second position, and
wherein the molar ratio of the first borylated arene to the second borylated arene is at least 1:1, as determined by GC-FID.

US Pat. No. 10,112,959

METAL COMPLEX AND COLOR CONVERSION FILM COMPRISING SAME

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

1. A compound of the following Chemical Formula 1:
wherein, in Chemical Formula 1,
at least one of R1 to R5 is selected from among the following structural formulae;

R6 is hydrogen; a nitrile group; a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group; a substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkyl group; a substituted or unsubstituted alkoxy group; a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group; a substituted or unsubstituted alkylaryl group; or a substituted or unsubstituted aromatic or aliphatic heterocyclic group;
X1 and X2 are the same as or different from each other, and each independently F; a nitrile group; a substituted or unsubstituted alkynyl group; a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group; a substituted or unsubstituted alkoxy group; a substituted or unsubstituted aryloxy group; a substituted or unsubstituted arylalkoxy group; a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group; or a substituted or unsubstituted aromatic or aliphatic heterocyclic group, or bond to each other to form an aromatic or aliphatic ring;
X3 is a halogen group; a nitrile group; a carbonyl group; an ester group; an amide group; a sulfonate group; a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group; a fluoroalkyl group; a substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkyl group; a substituted or unsubstituted alkoxy group; a substituted or unsubstituted alkylsulfoxy group; a substituted or unsubstituted silyl group; a substituted or unsubstituted phosphine oxide group; or a substituted or unsubstituted alkylaryl group;
Y1 is CR101 or N, Y2 is CR102 or N, Y3 is CR103 or N and Y4 is CR104 or N; and
groups of R1 to R5 that are not the above-mentioned structural formulae, R8 to R13 and R101 to R104 are the same as or different from each other, and each independently hydrogen; deuterium; a halogen group; a nitrile group; a nitro group; a carbonyl group; an ester group; an imide group; an amide group; a sulfonate group; a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group; a substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkyl group; a substituted or unsubstituted alkoxy group; a substituted or unsubstituted aryloxy group; a substituted or unsubstituted alkylthioxy group; a substituted or unsubstituted arylthioxy group; a substituted or unsubstituted alkylsulfoxy group; a substituted or unsubstituted arylsulfoxy group; a substituted or unsubstituted alkenyl group; a substituted or unsubstituted silyl group; a substituted or unsubstituted boron group; a substituted or unsubstituted arylphosphine group; a substituted or unsubstituted phosphine oxide group; a substituted or unsubstituted arylalkyl group; a substituted or unsubstituted alkylaryl group; a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group; or a substituted or unsubstituted aromatic or aliphatic heterocyclic group, and R9 and R10 bond to each other to form an aliphatic or aromatic ring, and R12 and R13 bond to each other to form an aliphatic or aromatic ring.

US Pat. No. 10,112,947

SUBSTITUTED 6-AMINOPURINES FOR TARGETING HSP90

Duke University, Durham,...

1. A compound of formula (I):wherein:A is a heat shock protein 90 binding component of formula (III):

wherein:
R is alkylenyl or heteroalkylenyl;
each Y1 is independently —CH or —N;
each Z1 is taken together with the carbon atoms to which they are attached to form a heterocyclic ring;
Z2 is —H or halo;
Z3 is —CH2—, —S—, —O—or —NH—;
Z4 is —H or halo; and
is the point of attachment in formula (I);X1 is —NH—, —O—, —S—, —C(O)—or —S(O)2—;
L is a divalent linker of the following formula:
—(CH2)m—(OCH2CH2)n—O—(CH2)p—,
wherein:
m is 2 or 3;
n is 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19 or 20; and
p is 2 or 3;
X2 is —NR—, —O—, —S—, —C(O)—or —S(O)2—;
R is —H or a detection moiety; and
B is a detection moiety, an anti-cancer agent, or a heat shock protein 90 binding component of formula (II):

wherein:
R1 is —H or —C1-8-alkyl;
R2 is —H or —C1-8-alkyl;
Y is —CR3 or —N;
R3 is —H, —F or —OCH3;
R4 is —H, —F or —OCH3;
R5 is —H, —F or —OCH3;
R6 is —C1-8-alkyl, —C2-8-alkenyl, —C2-8-alkynyl, —C3-8-cycloalkenyl, —C3-8-cycloalkenyl-C1-8-alkyl, —C3-8-cycloalkyl, —C3-8-cycloalkyl-C1-8-alkyl, aryl, aryl-C1-8-alkyl, halo-C1-8-alkyl, heteroaryl, heteroaryl-C1-8-alkyl, heterocyclyl, heterocyclyl-C1-8-alkyl, or hydroxy-C1-8-alkyl;
R7 is —H or —C1-8-alkyl;
R8 is —H or —C1-8-alkyl; or
R7 and R8, taken together with the carbon atom to which they are attached, form a —C3-8-cycloalkyl;
X is —CR9 or —N;
R9 is —H or —C1-8-alkyl; and
is the point of attachment in formula (I); orB is a detection moiety, an anti-cancer agent, or a heat shock protein 90 binding component of formula (III):

wherein:
R is alkylenyl or heteroalkylenyl;
each Y1 is independently —CH or —N;
each Z1 is taken together with the carbon atoms to which they are attached to form a heterocyclic ring;
Z2 is —H or halo;
Z3 is —CH2—, —S—, —0—or —NH—;
Z4 is —H or halo; and
is the point of attachment in formula (I);wherein each detection moiety independently comprises a fluorophore or a radioactive compound;
wherein the fluorophore is a fluorescein, a rhodamine, a coumarin, a cyanine or a boron-dipyrromethene;
wherein the radioactive compound is a radioisotope; and
wherein the anti-cancer agent is an alkylating agent, an anti-epidermal growth factor receptor antibody, an anti-Her-2 antibody, an antimetabolite, a vinca alkaloid, an anthracycline, a platinum-based agent, a topoisomerase inhibitor, a taxane, an anti-cancer antibiotic, an immune cell antibody, an interferon, an interleukin, a heat shock protein 90 inhibitor, an anti-androgen, an anti-estrogen, an antihypercalcemia agent, an apoptosis inducer, an aurora kinase inhibitor, a Bruton's tyrosine kinase inhibitor, a calcineurin inhibitor, a Ca2+-calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II inhibitor, a CD45 tyrosine phosphatase inhibitor, a cell division cycle 25 phosphatase inhibitor, a checkpoint kinase inhibitor, a cyclooxygenase inhibitor, a cRAF kinase inhibitor, a cyclin dependent kinase inhibitor, a cysteine protease inhibitor, a deoxyribonucleic acid intercalator, a deoxyribonucleic acid strand breaker, an E3 ligase inhibitor, an epidermal growth factor pathway inhibitor, a farnesyltransferase inhibitor, a fetal liver kinase-1 inhibitor, a glycogen synthase kinase-3 inhibitor, a histone deacetylase inhibitor, an I-kappa B-alpha kinase inhibitor, an imidazotetrazinone, an insulin tyrosine kinase inhibitor, a c-Jun N-terminal kinase inhibitor, a mitogen-activated protein kinase inhibitor, a mouse double minute 2 inhibitor, an MEK inhibitor, a matrix metalloproteinase inhibitor, a mammalian target of rapamycin inhibitor, a nerve growth factor receptor tyrosine kinase inhibitor, a p38 mitogen-activated protein kinase inhibitor, a p56 tyrosine kinase inhibitor, a platelet-derived growth factor pathway inhibitor, a phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase inhibitor, a phosphatase inhibitor, a protein phosphatase inhibitor, a protein kinase C inhibitor, a protein kinase C delta kinase inhibitor, a polyamine synthesis inhibitor, a protein tyrosine phosphatase 1B inhibitor, a protein tyrosine kinase inhibitor, an SRC family tyrosine kinase inhibitor, a spleen tyrosine kinase inhibitor, a Janus tyrosine kinase inhibitor, a retinoid, a ribonucleic acid polymerase II elongation inhibitor, a serine/threonine kinase inhibitor, a sterol biosynthesis inhibitor, a vascular endothelial growth factor pathway inhibitor, alitretinon, altretamine, aminopterin, aminolevulinic acid, amsacrine, asparaginase, atrasentan, bexarotene, carboquone, demecolcine, efaproxiral, elsamitrucin, etoglucid, a Gliadel implant, hydroxycarbamide, leucovorin, lonidamine, lucanthone, masoprocol, methyl aminolevulinate, mitoguazone, mitotane, oblimersen, omacetaxine, pegaspargase, porfimer sodium, prednimustine, sitimagene ceradenovec, talaporfin, temoporfin, trabectedin or verteporfin.

US Pat. No. 10,112,945

FUSED QUINOLINE COMPUNDS AS PI3K, MTOR INHIBITORS

1. A compound of formula I
wherein
Q1 and Q2 are independently selected from an aryl, a 5-6 membered heterocyclyl or a 9-11 membered bicycloheterocyclyl;
Z is N or C—R;
R and R1, when present, are independently selected from H, halogen, halogenC1-C6alkyl, —C1-C6alkyl, —OR7, —NR7R8, or are not present;
wherein when R and R1 are not present Q1 is a halogen;
R2 and R3 are independently selected from H, halogen, —OH, —C1-C6alkyl, —C1-C6alkoxyl, —C1-C6alkenyl or —C1-C6alkynyl;
R7 and R8 are independently selected from H, halogen, —C1-C6alkyl, —C1-C6alkylOH, —C1-C6alkoxyl, —C1-C6alkylNR4R5, —C(?O)C1-C6alkyl, —C(?O)C1-C6alkyl-R4R5, —C(?O)C1-C6alkylOH, —C(?O)C1-C6alkoxyl, —C(?O)C1-C6alkylNR4R5, —C(?O)OC1-C6alkyl, —C(?O)OC1-C6alkylOH, —C(?O)OC1-C6alkoxyl, —C(?O)OC1-C6alkylNR4R5, —C(?O)NR4C1-C6alkyl, —C(?O)NR4C1-C6al-kylOH, —C(?O)NR4C1-C6alkoxyl, —C(?O)NR4C1-C6alkylNR4R5;
R4 and R5 are independently selected from H, halogen, halogenC1-C6alkyl, —C1-C6alkyl, —OH, —C1-C6alkoxyl, cycloalkyl; or both R4 and R5 can be combined together to form a 3-8 membered saturated or unsaturated ring that can be aliphatic cyclyl or heterocyclyl;
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,112,944

HETEROCYCLIC COMPOUNDS USEFUL AS INHIBITORS OF TNF

Bristol-Myers Squibb Comp...

1. A compound of Formula (I)
or a salt thereof, wherein:
X is CR6 or N;
W is:
(i) —(CR3R3)1-4—; or
(ii) —(CR3R3)x—Y—(CR3R3)y—;
each Y is independently O, NR4, or S(O)p;
x is zero, 1, or 2;
y is 1, 2, or 3, provided that (x+y) is 1, 2, or 3;
R1 is C2-6 alkenyl substituted with zero to 6 R1a, C2-6 alkynyl substituted with zero to 4 R1a, —(CRgRg)r(3-14 membered carbocyclyl substituted with zero to 3 R1a), —(CRgRg)r(aryl substituted with zero to 3 R1a), —(CRgRg)r(5-7 membered heterocyclyl substituted with zero to 3 R1a), or —(CRgRg)r(mono- or bicyclic heteroaryl substituted with zero to 3 R1a);
R2 is H, halo, —CN, —CF3, —OCF3, —NO2, C1-6 alkyl substituted with zero to 6 R1a, —(CRgRg)rORe, —(CRgRg)rNRcRc, —(CRgRg)rS(O)pRb, —(CRgRg)r(3-14 membered carbocyclyl substituted with zero to 3 R1a), —(CRgRg)r(aryl substituted with zero to 3 R1a), —(CRgRg)r(5-7 membered heterocyclyl substituted with zero to 3 R1a), or —(CRgRg)r(monocyclic heteroaryl substituted with zero to 3 R1a);
each R3 is independently H, halo, —CN, —OH, —OCF3, C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 haloalkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, —(CRgRg)rC(O)Rb, —(CRgRg)rC(O)ORb, —(CRgRg)rC(O)NRcRc, —(CRgRg)rORe, —(CRgRg)rOC(O)Rb, —(CRgRg)rOC(O)NRcRc, —(CRgRg)rOC(O)ORd, —(CRgRg)rNRcRc, —(CRgRg)rNRbC(O)Rd, —(CRgRg)rNRbC(O)ORd, —(CRgRg)rNRbC(O)NRcRc, —(CRgRg)rNRbS(O)pRd, —(CRgRg)rS(O)pRb, —(CRgRg)rS(O)pNRcRc, —(CRgRg)r(3-14 membered carbocyclyl substituted with zero to 3 R1a), —(CRgRg)r(aryl substituted with zero to 3 R1a), —(CRgRg)r(5-7 membered heterocyclyl substituted with zero to 3 R1a), or —(CRgRg)r(mono- or bicyclic heteroaryl substituted with zero to 3 R1a); or two R3 along with the carbon atom to which they are attached form C?O, C?NORb, a spirocarbocyclyl group, or a spiroheterocyclyl group;
each R4 is independently H, C1-6 alkyl substituted with zero to 6 R1a, C3-7 cycloalkyl substituted with zero to 6 R1a, —C(O)Rb, —C(O)NRcRc, —C(O)ORb, —S(O)2Rb, —S(O)2NRcRc, —S(O)2ORb, —(CRgRg)r(3-14 membered carbocyclyl substituted with zero to 3 R1a), —(CRgRg)r(aryl substituted with zero to 3 R1a), —(CRgRg)r(5-7 membered heterocyclyl substituted with zero to 3 R1a), or —(CRgRg)r(monocyclic heteroaryl substituted with zero to 3 R1a);
R5 is —(CRgRg)r(3-14 membered carbocyclyl substituted with zero to 3 R1a), —(CRgRg)r(aryl substituted with zero to 3 R1a), —(CRgRg)r(5-10 membered heterocyclyl substituted with zero to 3 R1a), or —(CRgRg)r(mono- or bicyclic heteroaryl substituted with zero to 3 R1a);
R6 is H, halo, or —CN;
R7 is H, halo, —CN, C1-6 alkyl, or C1-3 alkoxy;
each R1a is independently F, Cl, —CN, C1-6 alkyl substituted with zero to 6 Ra, C3-6 cycloalkyl substituted with zero to 6 Ra, C1-3 alkoxy substituted with zero to 6 Ra, C1-3 haloalkoxy, heterocycloalkyl substituted with zero to 6 Ra, aryl substituted with zero to 6 Ra, mono- or bicyclic heteroaryl substituted with zero to 6 Ra, —C(O)Rb, —C(O)ORb, —C(O)NRcRc, —OC(O)Rb, —OC(O)NRcRc, —OC(O)ORd, —NRcRc, —NRbC(O)Rd, —NRbC(O)ORd, —NRbS(O)pRd, —NRbC(O)NRcRc, —NRbS(O)pNRcRc, —S(O)pRb, —S(O)pNRcRc, or —C(O)NRb(CH2)1-3NRcRc;
each Ra is independently halo, —CN, —OH, —NH2, C1-3 alkyl, C1-3 fluoroalkyl, C2-4 alkenyl, C2-4 alkynyl, C1-3 alkoxy, C1-3 fluoroalkoxy, —C(O)OH, —C(O)(C1-3 alkyl), —C(O)O(C1-4 alkyl), —OC(O)(C1-3 alkyl), —NH(C1-3 alkyl), —N(C1-3 alkyl)2, —C(O)NH(C1-3 alkyl), —OC(O)NH(C1-3 alkyl), —NHC(O)NH(C1-3 alkyl), —C(?NH)(NH2), C3-7 carbocyclyl, aryl, 5-7 membered heterocyclyl, mono- or bicyclic heteroaryl, —O(aryl), —O(benzyl), —O(heterocyclyl), —S(C1-3 alkyl), —S(aryl), —S(heterocyclyl), —S(O)(aryl), —S(O)(heterocyclyl), —S(O)2(aryl), —S(O)2(heterocyclyl), —NHS(O)2(aryl), —NHS(O)2(heterocyclyl), —NHS(O)2NH(aryl), —NHS(O)2NH(heterocyclyl), —NH(aryl) —NH(heterocyclyl), —NHC(O)(aryl), —NHC(O)(C1-3 alkyl), —NHC(O)(heterocyclyl), —OC(O)(aryl), —OC(O)(heterocyclyl), —NHC(O)NH(aryl), —NHC(O)NH(heterocyclyl), —OC(O)O(C1-3 alkyl), —OC(O)O(aryl), —OC(O)O(heterocyclyl), —OC(O)NH(aryl), —OC(O)NH(heterocyclyl), —NHC(O)O(aryl), —NHC(O)O(heterocyclyl), —NHC(O)O(C1-3 alkyl), —C(O)NH(aryl), —C(O)NH(heterocyclyl), —C(O)O(aryl), —C(O)O(heterocyclyl), —N(C1-3 alkyl)S(O)2(aryl), —N(C1-3 alkyl)S(O)2(heterocyclyl), —N(C1-3 alkyl)S(O)2NH(aryl), —N(C1-3 alkyl)S(O)2NH(heterocyclyl), —N(C1-3 alkyl)(aryl), —N(C1-3 alkyl)(heterocyclyl), —N(C1-3 alkyl)C(O)(aryl), —N(C1-3 alkyl)C(O)(heterocyclyl), —N(C1-3 alkyl)C(O)NH(aryl), —(CH2)0-3C(O)NH(heterocyclyl), —OC(O)N(C1-3 alkyl)(aryl), —OC(O)N(C1-3 alkyl)(heterocyclyl), —N(C1-3 alkyl)C(O)O(aryl), —N(C1-3 alkyl)C(O)O(heterocyclyl), —C(O)N(C1-3 alkyl)(aryl), —C(O)N(C1-3 alkyl)(heterocyclyl), —NHS(O)2N(C1-3 alkyl)(aryl), —NHS(O)2N(C1-3 alkyl)(heterocyclyl), —NHP(O)2N(C1-3 alkyl)(aryl), —NHC(O)N(C1-3 alkyl)(aryl), —NHC(O)N(C1-3 alkyl)(heterocyclyl), —N(C1-3 alkyl)S(O)2N(C1-3 alkyl)(aryl), —N(C1-3 alkyl)S(O)2N(C1-3 alkyl)(heterocyclyl), —N(C1-3 alkyl)C(O)N(C1-3 alkyl)(aryl), —N(C1-3 alkyl)C(O)N(C1-3 alkyl)(heterocyclyl), or —Si(C1-3 alkyl)3;
each Rb is independently H, C1-6 alkyl substituted with zero to 6 Rf, C3-7 cycloalkyl substituted with zero to 6 Rf, heterocycloalkyl substituted with zero to 6 Rf, aryl substituted with zero to 3 Rf, or mono- or bicyclic heteroaryl substituted with zero to 3 Rf;
each Rc is independently H, C1-6 alkyl substituted with zero to 6 Rf, C3-7 cycloalkyl substituted with zero to 6 Rf, heterocycloalkyl substituted with zero to 6 Rf, aryl substituted with zero to 3 Rf, or mono- or bicyclic heteroaryl substituted with zero to 3 Rf; or when attached to the same nitrogen, two Rc along with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached form 4-8 membered heterocyclic ring optionally substituted with Rg;
each Rd is independently H, C1-6 alkyl substituted with zero to 6 Rf, C3-7 cycloalkyl substituted with zero to 6 Rf, heterocycloalkyl substituted with zero to 6 Rf, aryl substituted with zero to 3 Rf, or mono- or bicyclic heteroaryl substituted with zero to 3 Rf;
each Re is independently H, C1-6 alkyl substituted with zero to 6 Rf, C1-3 haloalkyl, C3-7 cycloalkyl substituted with zero to 6 Rf, heterocycloalkyl substituted with zero to 6 Rf, aryl substituted with zero to 3 Rf, or mono- or bicyclic heteroaryl substituted with zero to 3 Rf;
each Rf is independently H, halo, —OH, —CN, C1-6 alkyl substituted with zero to 6 Ra, C1-3 alkoxy, C3-7 cycloalkyl substituted with zero to 6 Ra, heterocycloalkyl substituted with zero to 6 Ra, aryl substituted with zero to 3 Ra, or mono- or bicyclic heteroaryl substituted with zero to 3 Ra;
each Rg is independently H, F, —OH, —CN, C1-3 alkyl, —CF3, or phenyl;
each p is independently zero, 1, or 2; and
each r is independently zero, 1, 2, 3, or 4.

US Pat. No. 10,112,941

TRICYCLIC COMPOUNDS AS ANTICANCER AGENTS

Bristol-Myers Squibb Comp...

1. A method for treating cancer in a subject in need thereof, comprising administering an effective amount of a compound, of the formula
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof,
in combination with the administration of a therapeutically effective amount of one or more immuno-oncology agents.

US Pat. No. 10,112,939

TIED-BACK BENZAMIDE DERIVATIVES AS POTENT ROCK INHIBITORS

Bristol-Myers Squibb Comp...

1. A compound of formula (IV):
or an enantiomer, a diastereomer, a stereoisomer, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof,
wherein:
R3 is independently selected from CN, C1-4 alkyl substituted with 0-3 Re, and —ORb;
R8 is independently selected from F, C1-4 alkyl substituted with 0-3 Re, —(CH2)rORb, —(CH2)rC(?O)Rb, —NRaRa, —C(?O)NRaRa, and —C(?O)ORb;
R9 is independently selected from F, Cl, Br, C1-4 alkyl,
nitro, —S(O)pRc, —S(O)pNRaRa, —ORb, —NRaRa, —C(?O)ORb, —(CH2)rC(?O)Rb, —C(?O)NRaRa, —(CH2)r-c ycloalkyl, —(CH2)r-heterocyclyl, —(CH2)r-aryl, and —(CH2)r-heteroaryl, wherein said alkyl, cycloalkyl, heterocyclyl, aryl, or heteroaryl is substituted with 0-4 Re;
Ra, at each occurrence, is independently selected from H, CN, C1-6 alkyl substituted with 0-5 Re, —(CH2)r—C3-6cycloalkyl substituted with 0-5 Re, —(CH2)r-aryl substituted with 0-5 Re, and —(CH2)r-heterocyclyl substituted with 0-5 Re; or Ra and Ra together with the nitrogen atom to which they are both attached form a heterocyclic ring substituted with 0-5 Re;
Rb, at each occurrence, is independently selected from H, C1-6 alkyl substituted with 0-5 Re, C2-6 alkenyl substituted with 0-5 Re, C2-6 alkynyl substituted with 0-5 Re, —(CH2)r—C3-10carbocyclyl substituted with 0-5 Re, and —(CH2)r-heterocyclyl substituted with 0-5 Re;
Rc, at each occurrence, is independently selected from C1-6 alkyl substituted with 0-5 Re, C2-6alkenyl substituted with 0-5 Re, C2-6alkynyl substituted with 0-5 Re, C3-6carbocyclyl, and heterocyclyl;
Re, at each occurrence, is independently selected from C1-6 alkyl substituted with 0-5 Rf, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, —(CH2)r—C3-6 cycloalkyl, F, Cl, Br, CN, NO2, ?O, CO2H, —(CH2)rORf, S(O)pRf, S(O)pNRfRf, and —(CH2)rNRfRf;
Rf, at each occurrence, is independently selected from H, F, Cl, Br, CN, OH, C1-5 alkyl, C3-6 cycloalkyl, and phenyl, or Rf and Rf together with the nitrogen atom to which they are both attached form a heterocyclic ring optionally substituted with C1-4alkyl;
p, at each occurrence, is independently selected from zero, 1, and 2; and
r, at each occurrence, is independently selected from zero, 1, 2, 3, and 4;
provided that R3 is not OPh.

US Pat. No. 10,112,937

P2X7 MODULATORS AND METHODS OF USE

Janssen Pharmaceutica NV,...

36. A pharmaceutical composition, comprising:(a) a therapeutically effective amount of at least one compound selected from compounds of Formula (IIa and IIb):

R3, R4 and R6 are independently H or C1-C3 alkyl;
R8 is phenyl or pyridyl, optionally substituted with zero to three Rm substituents wherein Rm is independently selected from the group consisting of: halo, C1-C3alkyl and perhaloalkyl;
R7 is (a) phenyl, optionally substituted with zero to two groups independently selected from the group consisting of halo and C1-C3alkyl, or
(b) heteroaryl, independently selected from the group consisting of:

wherein Rk is halo or C1-C3alkyl;
Rj is H or C1-C3alkyl; wherein C1-C3alkyl is optionally substituted with one halo substituent or one alkoxy substituent; and
n is an integer from 0-3; and
pharmaceutically acceptable salts of compounds of Formula (IIa and IIb); and
(b) at least one pharmaceutically acceptable excipient.

US Pat. No. 10,112,936

FIVE-MEMBERED HETEROCYCLES USEFUL AS SERINE PROTEASE INHIBITORS

Bristol-Myers Squibb Comp...

1. A compound of Formula (V)
or its stereoisomers, tautomers, a pharmaceutically acceptable salts, or solvates thereof, wherein:
A is C3-7 cycloalkyl substituted with 0-1 R1 and 0-2 R2;

Z is —CH(R11)—;
L is —C(O)NH—;
R1 is, independently at each occurrence, —NH2, —NH(C1-3 alkyl), —N(C1-3 alkyl)2, —C(?NH)NH2, —C(O)NR8R9, —S(O)pNR8R9, —(CH2)rNR7R8, —(CH2)rNR7C(O)ORa, —CH2N H2, —CH2NH(C1-3 alkyl), —CH2N(C1-3 alkyl)2, —CH2CH2NH2, —CH2CH2NH(C1-3 alkyl), —CH2CH2N(C1-3 alkyl)2, —CH(C1-4 alkyl)NH2, —C(C1-4 alkyl)2NH2, —C(?NR8a)NR7R8, —NHC(?NR8a)NR7R8, ?NR8, —NR8CR8(?NR8a), F, Cl, Br, I, OCF3, CF3, —(CH2)rORa, —(CH2)rSRa, CN, 1-NH2-1-cyclopropyl, or C1-6 alkyl substituted with 0-1 R1a;
R1a is H, —C(?NR8a)NR7R8, —NHC(?NR8a)NR7R8, —NR8CH(?NR8a), —NR7R8, —C(O)NR8R9, F, OCF3, CF3, ORa, SRa, CN, —NR9SO2NR8R9, —NR8SO2Rc, —S(O)p—C1-4 alkyl, —S(O)p-phenyl, or —(CF2)rCF3;
R2 is, independently at each occurrence, H, ?O, F, Cl, Br, I, OCF3, CF3, CHF2, CN, NO2, ORa, SRa, —C(O)Ra, —C(O)ORa, —OC(O)Ra, —NR7R8, —C(O)NR7R8, —NR7C(O)Rb, —S(O)2NR8R9, —NR8S(O)2Rc, —S(O)2Rc, —S(O)2Rc, C1-6 alkyl substituted with 0-2 R2a, C2-6 alkenyl substituted with 0-2 R2a, C2-6 alkynyl substituted with 0-2 R2a, —(CH2)r-C3-10 carbocycle substituted with 0-3 R2b, or —(CH2)r-5- to 10-membered heterocycle comprising: carbon atoms and 1-4 heteroatoms selected from N, O, and S(O)p, wherein said heterocycle is substituted with 0-3 R2b;
R2a is, independently at each occurrence, H, F, Cl, Br, I, ?O, ?NR8, CN, OCF3, CF3, ORa, SRa, —NR7R8, —C(O)NR8R9, —NR7C(O)Rb, —S(O)pNR8R9, —NR8SO2Rc, —S(O)Rc, or —S(O)2Rc;
R2b is, independently at each occurrence, H, F, C1, Br, I, ?O, ?NR8, CN, NO2, ORa, SRa, —C(O)Ra, —C(O)ORa, —OC(O)Ra, —NR7R8, —C(O)NR7R8, —NR7C(O)Rb, —S(O)2NR8R9, —S(O)2R C, —NR8SO2NR8R9, NR8SO2Rc, —(CF2)rCF3, C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, C3-6 cycloalkyl, C1-4 haloalkyl, or C1-4 haloalkoxy;
alternately, when R1 and R2 groups are substituted on adjacent ring atoms, they can be taken together with the ring atoms to which they are attached to form a 5- to 7-membered carbocycle or heterocycle comprising: carbon atoms and 0-4 heteroatoms selected from N, O, and S(O)p, wherein said carbocycle or heterocycle is substituted with 0-2 R2b;
R3 is, independently at each occurrence, —(CH2)r-phenyl substituted with 0-3 R3a and 0-1 R3d, —(CH2)r-naphthyl substituted with 0-3 R3a and 0-1 R3d, —(CH2)r-indanyl substituted with 0-3 R3a and 0-1 R3d or —(CH2)r-5-10 membered heterocycle comprising: carbon atoms and 1-4 heteroatoms selected from N, O, and S(O)p, and substituted with 0-3 R3a and 0-1 R3d;
R3a is, independently at each occurrence, ?O, F, Cl, Br, I, OCF3, CF3, NO2, CN, —(CH2)rOR3b, —(CH2)rSR3b, —(CH2)rNR7R8, C(?NR8a)NR8R9, —NHC(?NR8a)NR7R8, —NR8CR8(?NR8a), —(CH2)rNR8C(O)R3b, ?NR8, —(CH2)rNR8C(O)R3b, —(CH2)rNR8C(O)2R3b, —(CH2)rS(O)pNR8R9, —(CH2)rNR8S(O)pR3c, —S(O)pR3c, —S(O)pR3c, —C(O)—C1-4 alkyl, —(CH2)rCO2R3 b, —(CH2)rC(O)NR8R9, —(CH2)rOC(O)NR8R9, —NHCOCF3, —NHSO2CF3, —SO2 NHR3b, —SO2NHCOR3c, —SO2NHCO2R3c, —CONHSO2R3c, —NHSO2R3c, —CONHOR3b, C1-4 haloalkyl, C1-4 haloalkoxy-, C1-6 alkyl substituted by R3d, C2-6 alkenyl substituted by R3d, C2-6 alkynyl substituted by R3d, C3-6 cycloalkyl substituted by 0-1 R3d, —(CH2)r—C3-10 carbocycle substituted with 0-3 R3d, or —(CH2)r-5- to 10-membered heterocycle comprising: carbon atoms and 1-4 heteroatoms selected from N, O, and S(O)p, wherein said heterocycle is substituted with 0-3 R3d;
alternately, when two R3a groups are located on adjacent atoms, they can be taken together with the atoms to which they are attached to form a C3-10 carbocycle substituted with 0-2 R3d or a 5- to 10-membered heterocycle comprising: carbon atoms and 1-4 heteroatoms selected from N, O, and S(O)p, wherein said heterocycle is substituted with 0-2 R3d;
R3b is, independently at each occurrence, H, C1-6 alkyl substituted with 0-2 R3d, C2-6alkenyl substituted with 0-2 R3d, C2-6 alkynyl substituted with 0-2 R3d, —(CH2)r—C3-10 carbocycle substituted with 0-3 R3d, or —(CH2)r-5- to 10-membered heterocycle comprising: carbon atoms and 1-4 heteroatoms selected from N, O, and S(O)p, wherein said heterocycle is substituted with 0-3 R3d;
R3c is, independently at each occurrence, C1-6 alkyl substituted with 0-2 R3d, C2-6 alkenyl substituted with 0-2 R3d, C2-6 alkynyl substituted with 0-2 R3d, —(CH2)r—C3-10 carbocycle substituted with 0-3 R3d, or —(CH2)r-5- to 10-membered heterocycle comprising: carbon atoms and 1-4 heteroatoms selected from N, O, and S(O)p, wherein said heterocycle is substituted with 0-3 R3d;
R3d is, independently at each occurrence, H, ?O, —(CH2)rORa, F, Cl, Br, CN, NO2, —(CH2)rNR7R8, —C(O)Ra, —C(O)ORa, —OC(O)Ra, —NR7C(O)Rb, —C(O)NR8R9, —SO2NR8R9, —NR8SO2NR8R9, —NR8SO2Rc, —S(O)pRc, —(CF2)rCF3, C1-6 alkyl substituted with 0-2 Re, C2-6 alkenyl substituted with 0-2 Re, C2-6 alkynyl substituted with 0-2 Re, —(CH2)r—C3-10 carbocycle substituted with 0-3 Rd, or —(CH2)r-5- to 10-membered heterocycle comprising carbon atoms and 1-4 heteroatoms selected from N, O, and S(O)p, wherein said heterocycle is substituted with 0-3 Rd;
R4 is H;
R7 is, independently at each occurrence, H, C1-6 alkyl, —(CH2)n-C3-10 carbocycle, —(CH2)n-(5-10 membered heteroaryl), —C(O)Rc, —CHO, —C(O)2Rc, —S(O)2Rc, —CONR8Rc, —OCONHRc, —C(O)O—(C1-4 alkyl)OC(O)—(C1-4 alkyl), or —C(O)O—(C1-4 alkyl)OC(O)—(C6-10 aryl); wherein said alkyl, carbocycle, heteroaryl, and aryl are optionally substituted with 0-2 Rf;
R8 is, independently at each occurrence, H, C1-6 alkyl, or —(CH2)r-phenyl, or —(CH2)n-5-10 membered heterocycle comprising: carbon atoms and 1-4 heteroatoms selected from N, O, and S(O)p; wherein said alkyl, phenyl and heterocycle are optionally substituted with 0-2 Rf;
alternatively, R7 and R8, when attached to the same nitrogen, combine to form a 5- to 10-membered heterocyclic ring comprising carbon atoms and 0-2 additional heteroatoms selected from N, O, and S(O)p, wherein said heterocycle is substituted with 0-2 Rd;
R8a is, independently at each occurrence, H, OH, C1-6 alkyl, C1-4 alkoxy, (C6-10 aryl)-C1-4 alkoxy, —(CH2)n-phenyl, —(CH2)n-(5-10 membered heteroaryl), —C(O)Rc, —C(O)2Rc, —C(O)O—(C1-4 alkyl)OC(O)—(C1-4 alkyl), or —C(O)O—(C1-4 alkyl)OC(O)—(C6-10 aryl); wherein said phenyl, aryl, and heteroaryl is optionally substituted with 0-2 Rf;
R9 is, independently at each occurrence, H, C1-6 alkyl, or —(CH2)n-phenyl; wherein said alkyl and phenyl are optionally substituted with 0-2 Rf;
R9a is, independently at each occurrence, H, C1-6 alkyl, or —(CH2)n-phenyl;
alternatively, R8 and R9, when attached to the same nitrogen, combine to form a 5- to 10-membered heterocyclic ring comprising carbon atoms and 0-2 additional heteroatoms selected from N, O, and S(O)p, wherein said heterocycle is substituted with 0-2 Rd;
R11 is —CH2-phenyl;
Ra is, independently at each occurrence, H, CF3, C1-6 alkyl, —(CH2)r—C3-7 cycloalkyl, —(CH2)r—C6-10 aryl, or —(CH2)r-5- to 10-membered heterocycle comprising: carbon atoms and 1-4 heteroatoms selected from N, O, and S(O)p; wherein said cycloalkyl, aryl and heteroaryl groups are optionally substituted with 0-2 Rf;
Rb is, independently at each occurrence, CF3, OH, C1-4 alkoxy, C1-6 alkyl, —(CH2)r—C3-10 carbocycle substituted with 0-3 Rd, or —(CH2)r-5-10 membered heterocycle comprising: carbon atoms and 1-4 heteroatoms selected from N, O, and S(O)p, wherein said heterocycle is substituted with 0-3 Rd;
Rc is, independently at each occurrence, CF3, C1-6 alkyl substituted with 0-2 Rf, C3-6 cycloalkyl substituted with 0-2 Rf, C6-10 aryl, 5- to 10-membered heteroaryl, (C6-10 aryl)-C1-4 alkyl, or (5- to 10-membered heteroaryl)-C1-4 alkyl, wherein said aryl and heteroaryl groups are optionally substituted with 0-3 Rf;
Rd is, independently at each occurrence, H, ?O, ?NR8, ORa, F, Cl, Br, I, CN, NO2, —NR7R8, —C(O)Ra, —C(O)ORa, —OC(O)Ra, —NR8C(O)Ra, —C(O)NR7R8, —SO2NR8SR9, —NR8SO2 NR8R9, —NR8SO2—C1-4 alkyl, —NR8SO2CF3, —NR8SO2-phenyl, —S(O)2CF3, —S(O)p—C1-4 alkyl, —S(O)p-phenyl, —(CF2)rCF3, C1-6 alkyl substituted with 0-2 Re, C2-6 alkenyl substituted with 0-2 Re, or C2-6 alkynyl substituted with 0-2 Re;
Re is, independently at each occurrence, ?O, ORa, F, Cl, Br, I, CN, NO2, —NR8R9, —C(O)Ra, —C(O)ORa, —OC(O)Ra, —NR8C(O)Ra, —C(O)NR7R8, —SO2NR8R9, NR8SO2NR8R9, —NR8SO2—C1-4 alkyl, —NR8SO2CF3, —NR8SO2-phenyl, —S(O)2CF3, —S(O)p—C1-4 alkyl, —S(O)p-phenyl, or —(CF2)rCF3;
Rf is, independently at each occurrence, H, ?O, —(CH2)r—OR, F, Cl, Br, I, CN, NO2, —NR9aR9a, —C(O)R9, —C(O)ORg, —NR9aC(O)R9, —C(O)NR9aR9a, —SO2NR9aR9a, —NR9aSO2NR9aR9a, —NR9aSO2—C1-4 alkyl, —NR9aSO2CF3, —NR9aSO2-phenyl, —S(O)2CF3, —S(O)p—C1-4 alkyl, —S(O)p-phenyl, —(CF2)rCF3, C1-6 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, or —(CH2)n-phenyl;
Rg is, independently at each occurrence, H, C1-6 alkyl, or —(CH2)n-phenyl;
n, at each occurrence, is selected from 0, 1, 2, 3, and 4;
p, at each occurrence, is selected from 0, 1, and 2; and
r, at each occurrence, is selected from 0, 1, 2, 3, and 4.

US Pat. No. 10,112,931

3-PYRIMIDIN-4-YL-OXAZOLIDIN-2-ONES AS INHIBITORS OF MUTANT IDH

NOVARTIS AG, Basel (CH)

1. A compound according to formula (V)
wherein:
R2a is methyl or C1-3 haloalkyl;
R5 and R6 are each independently hydrogen, deuterium, halo, —C(O)OCH3, C1-3 alkyl or C1-3 haloalkyl;
R7 is

wherein:
ring A is a 6 membered heteroaryl ring having one to three nitrogen atoms;
ring B is a 5 membered heteroaryl ring having one to four heteroatoms each independently selected from the group consisting of N, O and S;
each R8 is independently hydrogen, halo, C1-3 alkyl, C1-3 haloalkyl, C1-3 alkoxy or C1-3 haloalkoxy;
n is 1 or 2;
R9 is hydrogen, halo, C1-3 haloalkyl, optionally substituted C1-6 alkyl, optionally substituted C3-6 cycloalkyl, optionally substituted aryl, optionally substituted 5 or 6 membered heterocyclic, optionally substituted heteroaryl, —OR9a, —SO2R9a, C(O)NHR9a, CH2R9b or CHCH3R9b, wherein:
said C1-6 alkyl is optionally substituted with one to three substituents each independently selected from the group consisting of: OH, phenyl and phenoxy, and
said C3-6 cycloalkyl, 5 or 6 membered heterocyclic, aryl and heteroaryl are each optionally substituted with one to three substituents each independently selected from the group consisting of: halo, hydroxyl, cyano, NRR, C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 haloalkyl, C1-3 alkoxy, and C1-3 haloalkoxy;
R9a is optionally substituted C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 haloalkyl, optionally substituted C3-6 cycloalkyl, optionally substituted phenyl, or optionally substituted heterocyclic,
wherein:
said C1-6 alkyl is optionally substituted with one C3-6 cycloalkyl,
said C3-6 cycloalkyl and heterocyclic are each optionally substituted with one to three substituents each independently selected from the group consisting of: hydroxyl, CH2OH, —NRR, cyano, C1-3 alkyl, C1-3 haloalkyl, and C1-3 alkoxy, and
said phenyl is optionally substituted with one to three substituents each independently selected from the group consisting of: halo, hydroxyl, cyano, NRR, C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 haloalkyl, C1-3 alkoxy, and C1-3 haloalkoxy;
R9b is optionally substituted C3-6 cycloalkyl, optionally substituted phenyl or optionally substituted heterocyclic,
said C3-6 cycloalkyl and heterocyclic are each optionally substituted with one to four substituents each independently selected from the group consisting of: hydroxyl, CH2OH, —NRR, —NRC(O)CH3, 4 to 6 membered heterocyclic, cyano, halo, C1-3 alkyl, C1-3 haloalkyl, and C1-3 alkoxy, and said phenyl is optionally substituted with one to three substituents each independently selected from the group consisting of: halo, hydroxyl, cyano, C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 haloalkyl, C1-3 alkoxy, and C1-3 haloalkoxy; and
each R is independently selected from the group consisting of H, C1-3 alkyl and C3-6 cycloalkyl; or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,112,930

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING NEMATODES

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A method for control of plant parasitic nematodes, the method comprising administering to a plant, a seed or soil a composition comprising an effective amount of a compound of Formula III or a salt thereof,
wherein,
A is phenyl or pyrazyl, each of which can be optionally independently substituted with one or more substituents selected from the group consisting of halogen, CF3, CH3, OCF3, OCH3, CN and C(H)O; and
C is thienyl, furanyl, oxazolyl, or isoxazolyl, each of which can be optionally independently substituted with one or more substituents selected from the group consisting of fluorine, chlorine, CH3 and OCF3.