US Pat. No. 10,213,874

DOUBLE SIDED WELDING METHOD

AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAI...

1. A double side welding method for joining a first member and a second member being abutted against each other and connected by a weld part, the method including the steps of:producing a first test member and a second test member respectively identical to the first member and the second member,
performing a first welding process from one side with respect to a weld part connecting the first and second test members and performing a second welding process, after the first welding process, on another side of said weld part connecting the first and second test members,
modeling a target distortion amount for the first test member and the second test member based on a result of actual welding distortions of the first and second welding processes performed on the weld part connecting the first and second test members,
adjusting a heat input amount to be applied to the weld part connecting the first and second members to generate a welding distortion corresponding to the modeled target distortion amount,
performing the first welding process from one side with respect to the weld part connecting the first and second members,
performing the second welding process from another side with respect to the weld part connecting the first and second members after the first welding process including the heat amount used to adjust a heat input amount with respect to the weld part connecting the first and second members so that welding distortion corresponding to the target distortion amount is generated.

US Pat. No. 10,213,873

SCRAP REMOVAL DEVICE FOR A LASER PROCESSING DEVICE

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RES...

1. A scrap removal device for a laser processing device, comprising:(a) a gas deflector that has an optical channel defined axially therethrough that permits transmission of a laser beam and that comprises:
a main body that is disposed with an axial through cavity that includes the optical channel;
at least one gas inlet disposed within the main body in communication with the axial through cavity for supplying gas to the main body;
an inner shell that is assembled to the main body and sealed with respect to the main body by a first sealing member, that has defined therethrough a central channel in communication with the axial through cavity and disposed with a light transmitting member, that has defined therethrough an annular gas channel that is disposed proximate to a perimeter portion of the inner shell and that communicates with the axial through cavity of the main body;
a deflecting member assembled to the inner shell in communication with the annular gas channel;
an outer shell that is disposed with a central channel in communication with the axial through cavity, that has a funnel shape, that surrounds the inner shell and the deflecting member and that together with the inner shell and the deflecting member define a looped gas channel that is an annular gas channel that surrounds the optical channel but is separate from the optical channel; and
a looped gas outlet that is an annular gas outlet, that terminates the looped gas channel, and that has a section that is disposed near the looped gas outlet that is inclined; and
(b) a gas source that furnishes a flow of gas to the axial through cavity of the main body of the gas deflector via the at least one gas inlet between a space between the first sealing member and a second sealing member which is axially disposed in an upper portion of the main body to direct the flow of gas to sides of the main body and into the looped gas channel, which flow of gas exits the looped gas channel via the looped gas outlet and is joined with the laser beam transmission along a looped processing path when flowing out of the gas deflector through the looped gas channel and the looped gas outlet to provide a blowing region for scrap removal during laser processing.

US Pat. No. 10,213,872

MACHINING HEAD AND MACHINING DEVICE

OERLIKON METCO AG, WOHLEN...

1. A processing head for laser beam surface processing, comprising:a body having a longitudinal axis;
a sleeve positionable on the body;
a laser beam through passage located in the body;
at least one powder feed channel located in the body; and
a cooling passage defining a meandering cooling path around at least part of the through passage for cooling the processing head,
wherein the body is structured to at least partly form a first side wall of the cooling passage and the sleeve is structured to at least partly form a second sidewall of the cooling passage.

US Pat. No. 10,213,871

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MARKING AN ARTICLE

Electro Scientific Indust...

1. A method of marking an article, comprising:providing an article having a preliminary visual appearance; and
generating a plurality of groups of laser pulses, wherein at least one of the plurality of groups is generated by:
modulating a beam of laser pulses to form a plurality of beamlets, each of the plurality of beamlets including at least one laser pulse;
sequentially directing the plurality of groups of laser pulses onto the article such that laser pulses within the at least one of the plurality of groups impinge upon the article at spot areas that do not overlap one another, the sequentially directing comprising:
directing a first group of laser pulses onto the article, wherein laser pulses within the first group impinge upon the article at a first set of spot areas;
after directing the first group of laser pulses, directing a second group of laser pulses onto the article, wherein laser pulses within the second group impinge upon the article at a second set of spot areas offset from the first set of spot areas along a first direction; and
after directing the second group of laser pulses, directing a third group of laser pulses onto the article, wherein laser pulses within the third group impinge upon the article at a third set of spot areas is offset from the first set of spot areas along a second direction different from the first direction,
wherein at least one spot area within the third set of spot areas is located between at least two spot areas of the first set of spot areas,
wherein laser pulses within the plurality of groups are configured to produce a visible mark on the article, the mark having a modified visual appearance different from the preliminary visual appearance.

US Pat. No. 10,213,870

OPTICAL LENSES FOR LASER MARKING

1. An optical lens for laser marking, comprising:a first lens, a second lens, and a third lens, which are successively coaxially arranged along a transmission direction of incident light, wherein the first lens is a plano-convex lens and the second lens is a meniscus lens, and the third lens is a biconvex lens;
wherein the first lens has a first surface and a second surface, the second lens has a third surface and a fourth surface, the third lens has a fifth surface and a sixth surface; the first surface to the sixth surface are successively arranged along the transmission direction of the incident light;
wherein radii of curvature of the first surface to the sixth surface are ?47±5% mm, ?, ?218±5% mm, ?81±5% mm, 778±5% mm, and ?142±5% mm, respectively;
wherein central thicknesses of the first lens, the second lens, and the third lens are 4±5% mm, 15±5% mm, and 18±5% mm, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,213,869

LASER MACHINING APPARATUS WITH ADAPTIVE MIRROR

LT-ULTRA PRECISION TECHNO...

1. A laser machining apparatus, comprising:a laser radiation source configured to generate laser radiation,
a machining head,
a beam-feeding device arranged in an optical path between the laser radiation source and the machining head, and
a pressure source,
the beam-feeding device including a first adaptive mirror and a second adaptive mirror, the first and the second adaptive mirror each comprising
a pressure chamber connected to the pressure source and
a mirror substrate bounding the pressure chamber and having a surface that is configured to reflect the laser radiation,
wherein the pressure source is configured to change an internal pressure in the pressure chamber of each adaptive mirror in such a way that the mirror substrate of the respective adaptive mirror deforms depending on the internal pressure in the pressure chamber, and
wherein the mirror substrate of the first adaptive mirror has a thickness that varies at least within a region of the mirror substrate, and wherein the mirror substrate of the second adaptive mirror has a thickness that is constant over the entire region in which the mirror substrate is deformable.

US Pat. No. 10,213,868

MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR CONSTANT VELOCITY UNIVERSAL JOINT OUTER JOINT MEMBER AND OUTER JOINT MEMBER

NTN CORPORATION, Osaka (...

1. A method of manufacturing an outer joint member of a constant velocity universal joint, which is constructed by forming, through use of separate members, a cup section having track grooves formed at an inner periphery of the cup section and engageable with torque transmitting elements, and a shaft section formed at a bottom portion of the cup section, and by welding a cup member forming the cup section and a shaft member forming the shaft section, the method comprising:forming the cup member and the shaft member of medium carbon steel, the cup member being manufactured by preparing a cup member having a cylindrical portion and a bottom portion being integrally formed, and a fitting hole formed in a thick portion of the bottom portion in a machining step, the shaft member being manufactured by preparing a shaft member having a fitting outer surface formed at an end portion of the shaft member to be joined to the bottom portion of the cup member, which is formed in a machining step;
fitting the fitting hole of the cup member to the fitting outer surface of the shaft member; and
welding the cup member and the shaft member by radiating a beam from an inner side of the cup member to a fitted portion between the cup member and the shaft member,
wherein the fitting hole of the cup member and the fitting outer surface of the shaft member are formed of a joining portion having a gap and a press-fitting portion having an interference, and an axial dimension of the joining portion is set to be larger than an axial dimension of the press-fitting portion, the joining portion serving as a press-fitting guide.

US Pat. No. 10,213,867

TIP DRESSER BLADE

Semtorq, Inc., Twinsburg...

1. A tip dresser: blade blank comprisinga casting of M2 steel hardened to a Rockwell C hardness in the range of 63 to 66, inclusive, by double tempering;
the casting being ground to provide
a first geometry having
an 111 web width in the range of 0.25 mm to 3.00 mm, inclusive;
an 112 blade depth in the range of 1.00 mm to 3.00 mm, inclusive;
an 113 blade depth in the range of 2.30 mm to 6.30 mm, inclusive;
an 114 Profile Angle in the range of 2 degrees to 35 degrees, inclusive;
an 115 Cutting Edge in the range of 0.010 mm to 0.035 mm, inclusive;
an 116 Cutting Edge in the range of 0.010 mm to 0.035 mm, inclusive;
an 117 Slot Height in the range of 8.70 mm to 12.70 mm, inclusive;
an 118 Blade Height in the range of 16.50 mm to 26.50 mm, inclusive;
an 119 Blade Width in the range of 20.50 mm to 35.50 mm, inclusive;
an 120 Notch Height in the range of 5.70 mm to 15.70 mm, inclusive;
an 121 Notch Height in the range of 8.50 mm to 18.50 mm, inclusive;
an 122 Blade Depth in the range of 4.30 mm to 8.30 mm, inclusive;
an 123 Profile Angle in the range of 2 degrees to 115 degrees, inclusive; and
an 124 Relief Angle in the range of 2 degrees to 50 degrees, inclusive; OR
a second geometry having
an 131 web width in the range of 0.25 mm to 3.00 mm, inclusive;
an 132 blade depth in the range of 1.00 mm to 3.00 mm, inclusive;
an 133 blade depth in the range of 2.30 mm to 6.30 mm, inclusive;
an 134 Profile Angle in the range of 2 degree to 35 degrees, inclusive;
an 135 Cutting Edge in the range of 0.010 mm to 0.035 mm, inclusive;
an 136 Cutting Edge in the range of 0.010 mm to 0.035 mm, inclusive;
an 137 Slot Height in the range of 8.70 mm to 12.70 mm, inclusive;
an 138 Blade Height in the range of 16.50 mm to 26.50 mm, inclusive;
an 139 Blade Width in the range of 20.50 mm to 20.5 mm, inclusive;
an 140 Notch Height in the range of 2.90 mm to 12.90 mm, inclusive;
an 141 Notch Height in the range of 5.70 mm to 15.70 mm, inclusive;
an 142 Blade Depth in the range of 4.30 mm to 8.30 mm, inclusive;
an 143 Profile Angle in the range of 2 degrees to 115 degrees, inclusive; and
an 144 Relief Angle in the range of 2 degrees to 50 degrees, inclusive.

US Pat. No. 10,213,866

DUAL-SPECTRUM DIGITAL IMAGING WELDING HELMET

Lincoln Global, Inc., Ci...

1. A welding system comprising:a welding headgear configured to be worn on a head of a user; at least one digital camera mounted on the welding headgear and configured to collect visible-spectrum digital video and infrared-spectrum digital video;
a vision engine operatively interfacing with the at least one digital camera configured to combine the visible-spectrum digital video and infrared-spectrum digital video to produce a dual-spectrum digital video;
a user interface for manual selection of any one of the visible-spectrum digital video, the infrared-spectrum digital video, and the dual-spectrum digital video wherein the user interface is mounted on the welding headgear;
an optical display of the welding headgear configured to present a corresponding selected one of the visible-spectrum digital video, the infrared-spectrum digital video, and the dual-spectrum digital video to the user, based on said manual selection from the user interface, a removable lens cover that is removable from the welding headgear, wherein the removable lens cover comprises a visible spectrum lens and an infrared-spectrum lens, and wherein the at least one digital camera is located on digital camera and the infrared-spectrum digital camera are exposed when the removable lens cover is removed from the welding headgear.

US Pat. No. 10,213,864

WIRELESS SYSTEM CONTROL AND INVENTORY MONITORING FOR WELDING-TYPE DEVICES

ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.,...

1. A system comprising:a power source for producing welding-type power;
a controller configured to set a plurality of operating parameters of the power source;
a welding-type consumable container holding a welding-type consumable, the welding-type consumable container having a first wireless transmitter supported thereon, the first wireless transmitter having a dedicated power supply and being configured to transmit consumable data, wherein the consumable data is data indicative of the welding-type consumable;
a second wireless transmitter supported by a welding workpiece, wherein the second wireless transmitter is configured to transmit welding workpiece data; and
a wireless monitoring device coupled to the controller and configured to receive the consumable data and the welding workpiece data.

US Pat. No. 10,213,863

MULTIPLE INPUT WELDING VISION SYSTEM

Illinois Tool Works Inc.,...

1. A system comprising:welding headwear comprising one or more image sensors, processing circuitry, and a display, wherein:
said one or more image sensors are operable to capture an image of a weld torch as said torch passes along a joint of a workpiece to be welded, said image captured as pixel data;
said processing circuitry is operable to:
detect, by processing said pixel data of said image, distinguishing features of said joint and said workpiece;
retrieve, based on said distinguishing features, characteristics of said joint and said workpiece from a database;
determine, at least in part through processing of said pixel data, one or more welding parameters as said torch passes along said joint to be welded;
generate, based on said one or more welding parameters and said characteristics of said joint and said workpiece, a simulated weld bead; and
superimpose on said image, in real time as said torch passes along said joint, said simulated weld bead on said joint; and
said display is operable to present, in real time as said torch passes along said joint, said image with said simulated weld bead.

US Pat. No. 10,213,862

WELDING SYSTEM FOR DETERMINING A QUALITY OF A WELDING OPERATION

Illinois Tool Works Inc.,...

1. A welding system comprising:a repositionable temperature sensor configured to detect a plurality of temperatures corresponding to a workpiece and to provide a plurality of temperature signals corresponding to the detected temperatures during a welding operation for the workpiece; and
a power supply that, when in operation,
receives the plurality of temperature signals from the temperature sensor,
compares the plurality of temperature signals to a plurality of threshold temperatures,
determines a duration of time the welding operation occurred within a desired range of threshold temperatures, and
modifies control of an output of the power supply for the welding operation on the workpiece based at least in part on the detected temperatures and the duration.

US Pat. No. 10,213,861

AUTOMATED SYSTEM FOR MACHINE SET-UP OF WELDING POWER SOURCES AND WELDING SYSTEMS

ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.,...

1. A welding power source comprising:a power supply for generating welding power;
a first memory, the first memory storing weld system configuration data and welding process application code for controlling the power supply;
a communications port;
a communications device configured for communications with an external computerized device, the external computerized device being in communication with a second memory, the second memory storing a plurality of welding process application codes for controlling the power supply; and
a controller operatively coupled to the power supply, the communications device and the first memory, the controller programmed to retrieve a selected welding process application code of the plurality of welding process application codes from the external computerized device, and to store the selected welding process application code in the first memory, wherein the selected welding process application code adds additional functionality to the power supply, and wherein the controller accesses the selected welding process application code to control the power supply.

US Pat. No. 10,213,860

SCARFING HEAD

Gefam GmbH, (DE)

1. A scarfing head for scarfing a surface of a workpiece produced by casting, comprising:a burner plate having a gas outlet side, wherein a flame for scarfing can form at the gas outlet side;
a plurality of cutting nozzles that are individually removably coupled to the burner plate, wherein each nozzle of the plurality of cutting nozzles comprises multiple outlet openings;
wherein the burner plate comprises a central gas conduit;
wherein the plurality of cutting nozzles are arranged around the central gas conduit;
wherein the scarfing head is so configured that heating gas and/or heating oxygen can exit through the plurality of cutting nozzles; and
wherein the scarfing head is further so configured that scarfing oxygen can exit through the central gas conduit.

US Pat. No. 10,213,859

RACKS FOR HIGH-TEMPERATURE METAL PROCESSING

H.C. STARCK INC., Newton...

17. A method of high-temperature brazing at a process temperature greater than approximately 1000° C., the method comprising:disposing within a furnace chamber an apparatus comprising:
a first shelf (i) comprising a first refractory metal having a melting point greater than the process temperature and (ii) defining therethrough a plurality of apertures,
disposed over the first shelf, a second shelf (i) comprising a second refractory metal having a melting point greater than the process temperature, (ii) defining therethrough a plurality of apertures, and (iii) comprising one or more first lift hooks extending therefrom,
a plurality of first support posts, each first support post (i) comprising a third refractory metal having a melting point greater than the process temperature, (ii) having a tapered lower end for engagement with an aperture of the first shelf, (iii) having a threaded upper end opposite the tapered lower end, and (iv) defining a support collar proximate the upper end, a lateral dimension of the first support post above the support collar being smaller than a lateral dimension of the first support post below the support collar, whereby, when an upper end of each the plurality of first support posts is received in an aperture of the second shelf, a portion of the second shelf proximate the aperture rests upon the support collar of each the plurality of first support posts received in the aperture, and
a plurality of first nuts, each first nut (i) comprising a fourth refractory metal having a melting point greater than the process temperature, (ii) defining therein a lower aperture, at least a portion of the lower aperture being threaded for engagement with an upper end of each the plurality of first support posts, and (iii) defining therein an upper aperture, at least a portion of the upper aperture being tapered,
wherein the second shelf, the plurality of first support posts, and the first nuts are collectively separable, as a modular unit, from the first shelf via a lifting force applied via the one or more first lift hooks;
disposing on the first shelf or the second shelf of the apparatus (i) a first component, (ii) a second component, and (iii) a brazing material disposed between the first and second components;
introducing within the furnace chamber a processing ambient; and
applying the process temperature within the furnace chamber, thereby melting the brazing material and joining the first and second components at a brazed joint therebetween.

US Pat. No. 10,213,858

MULTI-LAYER PLATE DEVICE

Component Re-Engineering ...

1. A multi-layer ceramic plate assembly for use in semiconductor processing, said multi-layer ceramic plate assembly comprising:an upper plate layer, said upper plate layer comprising a first densified ceramic, said upper plate layer comprising a joint interface surface of said first densified ceramic;
a lower plate layer, said lower plate layer comprising a second densified ceramic, said lower plate layer comprising a joint interface surface of said second densified ceramic;
said upper plate layer and said lower plate layer joined together to form an interior space between said upper plate layer and said lower plate layer within an annulus of an annular joining layer, and
an annular joining layer disposed between said joint interface surface of a first densified ceramic of said upper plate layer and said joining surface of said second densified ceramic of said lower plate layer, wherein said annular joining layer joins an outer periphery of a bottom surface of said upper plate layer to a top surface of an outer periphery of said lower plate layer, wherein said joining layer comprises metallic aluminum of greater than 99% by weight, and wherein said joining layer hermetically seals said interior space between said upper plate layer and said lower plate layer from the exterior of said ceramic plate assemble through said joining layer, wherein said joining layer hermetically seals with a joint with a vacuum leak rate of less than 1×10E-9 sccm He/sec.

US Pat. No. 10,213,857

WIRE CUTTING ELECTRODE AND WIRE CUTTING DEVICE USING THE SAME

Beijing FUNATE Innovation...

1. A wire cutting electrode comprising:a carbon nanotube composite wire, the carbon nanotube composite wire comprising:
a carbon nanotube wire comprising a plurality of carbon nanotubes spirally arranged along an axial direction of the carbon nanotube wire; and
a metal layer, coated on an outer surface of the carbon nanotube wire,
wherein a carbon nanotube composite wire tensile strain rate is less than or equal to 3%; a carbon nanotube wire twist ranges from 10 r/cm to 300 r/cm, and a carbon nanotube wire diameter ranges from 1 micrometer to 30 micrometers and a metal layer thickness ranges from 1 micrometer to 5 micrometers, and a conductivity of the carbon nanotube composite wire reaches at least 50 percent or more of a conductivity of the metal layer.

US Pat. No. 10,213,856

PREPARATION OF MICRO-ELECTRODES

Biosense Webster (Israel)...

1. A method, comprising:providing a first metal wire having a wire diameter, a first end and a second end;
attaching a second metal wire to the second end to make an electrical contact;
positioning a conductor at a distance from the first end of the first wire;
creating an electrical discharge between the conductor and the first end, while setting the distance and an electrical potential of the discharge, so as to create a bead of a predefined size on the first end;
sliding then shrinking shrink sleeving over the created bead, the first metal wire, the electrical contact, and the second metal wire; and
assembling the first wire with the created bead and the second wire into an invasive probe, so that the bead is positioned at an outer surface of the probe.

US Pat. No. 10,213,855

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR FORMING ALIGNED HOLES

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

1. A method for forming a plurality of aligned holes, the method comprising:aligning a first surface defining a first hole with a second surface defining a second hole, wherein the first hole at least partially aligns with the second hole to form a gap;
measuring a virtual hole diameter, wherein the virtual hole diameter is a diameter of a virtual hole through the gap and the virtual hole diameter is a smallest bisector of the gap;
responsive to the virtual hole diameter having a first virtual hole diameter:
forming a first cleanup hole having a first cleanup hole diameter through the gap, wherein the first cleanup hole is concentrically aligned with the virtual hole;
inserting a first fastener having a first size into the first cleanup hole; and
attaching the first surface to the second surface using the first fastener.

US Pat. No. 10,213,854

BAND SAW BLADE

IRWIN INDUSTRIAL TOOL COM...

1. A band saw blade comprising:a blade body comprising a back edge;
a cutting edge disposed on an opposite side of the blade body from the back edge, the cutting edge being defined by a plurality of teeth spaced relative to each other and extending along the blade body, each of the plurality of teeth comprising:
a tip;
a substantially linear rake face located on a first side of the tip;
a relief surface located on a second side of the tip opposite the first side;
a gullet located adjacent to the rake face and having a gullet depth, wherein D is the gullet depth; and
a notch located on the first side of the tip and defined by a junction of the rake face and the gullet, wherein the notch is located along the first side of the tip at a notch depth in the range of substantially 0.45D to substantially 0.49D down vertically from the tip of the respective one of the plurality of teeth.

US Pat. No. 10,213,853

POWER TOOL DROP ARM WITH OFFSET RIBBING

Robert Bosch Tool Corpora...

1. A power tool assembly comprising:a drop arm assembly movable along a drop path between a first drop arm assembly position whereat a portion of a shaping device supported by the drop arm assembly extends above a workpiece support surface and a second drop arm assembly position whereat the portion of the shaping device does not extend above the workpiece support surface, the drop arm assembly including a drop arm frame with
an opening configured to rotatably support an arbor shaft,
a lower surface spaced apart from the opening, and
a plurality of ribs extending between the lower surface and the opening,
wherein the plurality of ribs define a respective one of a plurality of axes, the plurality of axes intersect at a locus, and the locus is adjacent to, but spaced apart from, a center of gravity of the drop arm assembly, such that when the drop arm frame, the locus, and the center of gravity are projected onto a drop plane defined by the drop path, the projected locus and the projected center of gravity are spaced apart by less than a diameter of the opening;
an actuating device configured to transfer a force to the drop arm assembly when the drop arm assembly is at the first drop arm assembly position; and
a control system configured to control the actuating device to transfer the force to the drop arm assembly when an unsafe condition is sensed.

US Pat. No. 10,213,852

OSCILLATING POWER TOOL

Positec Power Tools (Suzh...

29. An oscillating power tool, comprising:a housing;
a motor contained in the housing;
a drive shaft driven by the motor to output a rotary movement;
an output shaft driven by the drive shaft to oscillate about its own axis; and
an eccentric transmission mechanism for converting the rotary movement of the drive shaft to an oscillating movement of the output shaft, the eccentric transmission mechanism comprising an eccentric device mounted on the drive shaft and a fork assembly connecting the eccentric device with the output shaft;
the eccentric device comprises at least two drive members, the fork assembly comprises a first fork member and a second fork member, the first fork member has a first mating portion being configured to mate with the drive member and a second mating portion being configured to mate with the second fork member, the second fork member is configured to couple with the output shaft, and the first fork is movably connected with the second fork, so that the first mating portion abuts against different drive members, thus the output shaft is adjusted to output different oscillating angles.

US Pat. No. 10,213,851

CUTTING TOOL AND TOOL BODY

Sumitomo Electric Hardmet...

1. A cutting tool comprising: a tool body provided with an insert support seat including a major seat surface that supports a bearing surface of a cutting insert, a plurality of seat side surfaces that support side surfaces of the cutting insert at different positions, and a thinned portion continuous with the major seat surface and the seat side surfaces; and a cutting insert attached to the insert support seat,wherein the thinned portion includes a first thinned portion, a second thinned portion, a third thinned portion and a fourth thinned portion, and the second thinned portion intersects with the first thinned portion, the third thinned portion and the fourth thinned portion,
wherein a ridge at a position where the major seat surface and the first thinned portion intersect, a ridge at a position where the seat side surface and the second thinned portion intersect, and a ridge at a position where the second thinned portion and the first, third and fourth thinned portions intersect are each formed of a convex arc curved surface.

US Pat. No. 10,213,850

CUTTING INSERT, A CUTTING INSERT HOLDER, A SYSTEM INCLUDING THE CUTTING INSERT AND CUTTING INSERT HOLDER, AND A METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THEREOF

KENNAMETAL INC., Latrobe...

1. A cutting insert, comprising:a body having a head disposed at an end of the body and a stem disposed at an opposite end of the body, wherein the stem extends along a longitudinal axis;
a cutting edge at the head of the body; and
a locking recess on the stem of the body,
wherein a bottom face of the head has a hemispherical shape, and
wherein top faces of the head and stem are substantially planar.

US Pat. No. 10,213,849

CUTTING INSERT, CUTTING TOOL, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A MACHINED PRODUCT

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A cutting insert, comprising:an upper surface comprising a side part, and a first corner part and a second corner part each being adjacent to the side part;
a lower surface located on an opposite side of the upper surface;
a side surface located between the lower surface and the upper surface;
a first corner edge located on the first corner part;
a second corner edge located on the second corner part;
a first side edge located on the side part;
a second side edge located between the second corner edge and the first side edge on the side part; and
a third side edge located between the first side edge and the second side edge,
wherein the first side edge and the second side edge have a straight line shape, and the third side edge has an outwardly protruding curvilinear shape in a top view,
wherein the second side edge comprises an upwardly protruding curvilinear portion, and a first straight line portion extending from the curvilinear portion toward the third side edge in a side view, and
wherein the first side edge, the third side edge, and the first straight line portion are located on a straight line in the side view.

US Pat. No. 10,213,848

CHIP CONTROL TOOL

DECATUR DIAMOND, LLC, De...

1. A rotary tool configured to rotate about a central rotational axis thereof during a machining operation on a workpiece, the rotary tool comprising:a cylindrical sleeve including an outer wall defining a hollow interior therein and a first opening formed in the wall and providing fluid communication between the hollow interior of the sleeve and an environment surrounding the sleeve, wherein an end of the wall at an open end of the sleeve that is open to the hollow interior has an angled surface that is circumferentially disposed around the sleeve and is arranged transverse to the central rotational axis of the rotary tool, the sleeve further including a first flow passage extending along a length of the sleeve through the wall and terminating as a first fluid outlet in the angled surface, wherein the first fluid outlet faces at least partially towards the central rotational axis of the rotary tool; and
a cutting element disposed adjacent the open end of the sleeve, wherein the first fluid outlet is configured to deliver a flow of a fluid toward the workpiece to cause chips formed during the machining operation to be directed away from the workpiece and out of the hollow interior of the sleeve through the first opening.

US Pat. No. 10,213,847

CHAMFERING TOOL, TOOL SUPPORT SET AND CHAMFERING SYSTEM

KREUZ CO., LTD., Kariya ...

1. A chamfering tool which chamfers an opening edge of a target hole formed in a work, the chamfering tool comprising:a support shaft;
a base shaft having the support shaft on a tip end side thereof and being eccentric with respect to the support shaft; and
a blade portion having a rake face which is a step surface of a step protrusion portion protruded laterally from the support shaft or which is an end surface of the support shaft,
wherein the blade portion includes an edge line in a shape of a curve and being bulged to a side away from a center axis of the support shaft, and
wherein the edge line is inclined with respect to an axial direction of the support shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,213,846

METHOD OF MACHINING WORKPIECE AND BORING DRILL

KYORAKU CO., LTD., Kyoto...

1. A method of machining a workpiece, the workpiece being a delaminatable container including an outer shell and an inner bag, the inner bag delaminating from the outer shell to be shrunk along with a decrease in the contents,the method comprising:
machining to form a fresh air inlet in the outer shell using a boring drill having a tubular end portion and a body portion and a hollow, the hollow extends from the body portion to the end portion, the end portion provided with a flat surface and a notch, and having a blade on a side of the notch, by pressing the flat surface against the outer shell round cut piece while rotating the drill to contact the blade with the outer shell, so that the outer shell is hollowed to form a round cut piece and the round cut piece is moved to an inner surface side of the end portion,
after separating the boring drill from the outer shell, emitting the round cut piece, kept on the inner surface of the end portion, from the edge of the drill by blowing air into the hollow of the drill.

US Pat. No. 10,213,845

ROTARY TOOL, IN PARTICULAR A DRILL, AND A CUTTING HEAD FOR SAID ROTARY TOOL

KENNAMETAL INC., Latrobe...

1. A rotary tool which extends in an axial direction along an axis of rotation, the rotary tool comprising:two coupling parts, comprising a carrier and a cutting head;
the cutting head comprising a coupling pin and being exchangeably attached to the carrier;
the carrier comprising:
an end surface and fastening webs disposed at the end surface, wherein the fastening webs comprise inner shell surfaces; and
a pin receiver delimited by the fastening webs;
the coupling pin comprising outer shell surfaces;
wherein the coupling pin is clamped into the pin receiver via turning the cutting head relative to the carrier;
each of the inner shell surfaces and outer shell surfaces comprising torque sections and clamping sections formed thereon;
the torque sections of the inner shell surfaces and the torque sections of the outer shell surfaces abutting against one another pairwise, for transmitting a torque;
the clamping sections of the inner shell surfaces and the clamping sections of the outer shell surfaces abutting against one another pairwise, for transmitting a radial clamping force;
wherein the clamping sections and the torque sections of the inner shell surfaces and of the outer shell surfaces are oriented at the same angle with respect to the axis of rotation; and
the pin receiver and the coupling pin each comprising stop surfaces for preventing axial pull-out of the cutting head, wherein the stop surfaces are configured and disposed to act in a generally axial direction with respect to one another.

US Pat. No. 10,213,844

DRILL

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. A drill, comprising:a drill body comprising a rotation center axis;
two cutting edges provided on a tip side of the drill body;
a chip evacuation flute provided to a rear of the two cutting edges and in a drill rotational direction from each of the two cutting edges; and
two heels provided in a drill counter rotation direction from the two cutting edges;
in a cross-section orthogonal to the rotation center axis at a position axially rearward of the cutting edge where the chip evacuation flute is present, a radius of curvature of the chip evacuation flute continuously becoming smaller from a first outer peripheral end of a cutting edge side wall surface at a position on a cutting edge side to a second outer peripheral end of a heel side wall surface at a position on a heel side.

US Pat. No. 10,213,843

STOP FOR A DRILLING, MILLING OR COUNTERSINKING TOOL

Guehring KG, Albstadt (D...

1. A stop for a rotary drilling, milling or countersinking tool, the stop comprising:a stop sleeve;
a shank sleeve;
at least a first bearing; and
at least first and second bearing bushings,
the stop sleeve freely rotatable relative to the shank sleeve,
the first bearing bushing carrying the stop sleeve,
the second bearing bushing fixed on the shank sleeve,
the second bearing bushing non-rotational relative to the shank sleeve,
the shank sleeve comprising a counter-bearing ring and at least a first bearing ring, the first bearing axially between the counter-bearing ring and the first bearing ring,
the stop configured such that the shank sleeve can be pushed and fastened on an unthreaded shank of a rotary drilling, milling or countersinking tool.

US Pat. No. 10,213,842

METHOD FOR ACHIEVING LENGTH ACCURACY OF DIAMOND TURNED PARTS

Spy Eye, LLC, Palo Alto,...

1. A method for diamond turning a workpiece on a diamond turning machine comprising a chuck and a diamond tip installed on the diamond turning machine, the method comprising:mounting a temporary part onto the chuck of the diamond turning machine;
using the diamond turning machine to control the diamond tip to diamond turn a reference surface on the temporary part;
while the temporary part remains mounted on the chuck and the diamond tip remains installed on the diamond turning machine:
mounting a workpiece onto the temporary part; and
using the diamond turning machine to control the diamond tip relative to the reference surface to diamond turn a surface profile on the workpiece.

US Pat. No. 10,213,841

HOLDING APPARATUS FOR A DENTAL WORKPIECE

1. A holding apparatus for holding a workpiece, comprising:a holding element; and
a fixing device, said holding element and said fixing device being configured to hold the workpiece due to a movement of said fixing device relative to said holding element;
wherein one of said fixing device or said holding element comprises a split sleeve having a slit extending an entire axial length of said one of said fixing device or said holding element; and
wherein said holding element and said fixing device have corresponding wedge surfaces, at least one of said corresponding wedge surfaces being inclined relative to a longitudinal axis of said split sleeve, said corresponding wedge surfaces being formed such that, upon the movement of said fixing device relative to said holding element along the longitudinal axis of said split sleeve, said corresponding wedge surfaces bear against each other to fix said fixing device against said holding element by wedging; and
wherein an inside surface of said split sleeve forms a clamping surface for holding the workpiece such that, upon the movement of said fixing device relative to said holding element along the longitudinal axis of said split sleeve, the workpiece is held by said clamping surface.

US Pat. No. 10,213,840

BLADE FASTENING DEVICE HAVING A WATERPROOF ARRANGEMENT

1. A blade fastening device comprising:a hollow clamping member including an axial channel for disposing a portion of a blade therein, and at least one slit formed on a peripheral surface thereof so that the hollow clamping member is configured to be flexibly compressible;
a cylindrical extension protruding from a first end of the hollow clamping member; and
a blade seat, a front portion of the blade seat accommodating the cylindrical extension, and a groove being formed on an inner surface of the front portion of the blade seat,
wherein a first sealing ring is disposed inside the groove and is against an outer surface of the cylindrical extension, and a second sealing ring is disposed against an inner surface of the cylindrical extension, such that the cylindrical extension is sandwiched between the first sealing ring and the second sealing ring, and the first sealing ring is not in direct contact with the second sealing ring;
wherein a sleeve covers the cylindrical extension and only a part of the blade seat, and the sleeve extends toward the blade seat and beyond the groove of the blade seat;
wherein the sleeve and the front portion of the blade seat are not engaged by means of screwing; and
wherein a cross section of the first sealing ring is larger than that of the second sealing ring, and the cross sections of the first sealing ring and the second sealing ring are both in oval shape.

US Pat. No. 10,213,839

CUTTING INSERT, CUTTING TOOL, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING MACHINED PRODUCT

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. A cutting insert, comprising:an upper surface comprising a corner part and a side part adjacent to the corner part;
a lower surface located on a side opposite to the upper surface;
a side surface located between the upper surface and the lower surface; and
a cutting edge located along an intersection part of the upper surface and the side surface,
wherein the cutting edge comprises a corner cutting edge located at the corner part, a major cutting edge located at the side part, and a flat cutting edge located between the corner cutting edge and the major cutting edge,
wherein the upper surface comprises
a land surface located along the cutting edge, and
a rake surface located more inward than the land surface and having an inclination angle larger than the land surface,
wherein a width of the land surface is a length between the cutting edge and the rake surface in a top view,
wherein the land surface comprises a first land surface located along the corner cutting edge, a second land surface located along the major cutting edge, and a third land surface located along the flat cutting edge, and
wherein a maximum value of the width of the third land surface is smaller than a maximum value of the width of each of the first land surface and the second land surface.

US Pat. No. 10,213,838

SILVER NANOWIRE PRODUCTION METHOD

THE UNIVERSITY OF SHIGA P...

1. A method for producing silver nanowires, comprising reduction depositing a silver linear structure as silver nanowires in an alcohol solvent, the alcohol solvent including a silver compound, a halogen compound, and an organic protective agent dissolved therein, wherein a reductive deposition reaction of silver in the reduction deposition step is performed in a state where aluminum nitrate in an amount of 0.01 to 0.50 in terms of an A13+/Ag+molar ratio with respect to the total amount of the silver compound, is further dissolved in the alcohol solvent.

US Pat. No. 10,213,836

GAS PHASE SYNTHESIS OF STABLE SOFT MAGNETIC ALLOY NANOPARTICLES

OKINAWA INSTITUTE OF SCIE...

1. A method for forming soft magnetic nanoparticles each comprising an iron aluminide nanoalloy of the DO3 phase as a core encapsulated in an inert shell made of alumina, the method comprising:producing a supersaturated vapor of metal atoms of Al and Fe in an aggregate zone by co-sputtering Fe atoms and Al atoms in an Ar atmosphere;
producing nanoparticles from the supersaturated vapor;
causing the nanoparticles to pass through an aperture with a pressure differential before and after the aperture so as to create a nanocluster beam of the nanoparticles emerging from the aperture; and
directing the nanocluster beam to a substrate to deposit the nanoparticles onto the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,213,835

POLYCRYSTALLINE DIAMOND COMPACTS HAVING PARTING COMPOUND AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME

DIAMOND INNOVATIONS, INC....

1. A method of making a polycrystalline diamond compact, comprising:subjecting a polycrystalline diamond body to a leaching operation in which catalytic material positioned in the interstitial volumes between diamond grains sintered in diamond-to-diamond bonds is removed;
applying a parting compound to external surfaces of the polycrystalline diamond body and allowing the parting compound to enter the interstitial volumes between the diamond grains, wherein the parting compound is removed from the external surfaces of the polycrystalline diamond body in an abrasive blasting operation; and
removing the parting compound from the external surfaces of the polycrystalline diamond body.

US Pat. No. 10,213,834

METHOD OF FABRICATING AN ARTICLE FOR MAGNETIC HEAT EXCHANGER

1. A method of fabricating an article for magnetic heat exchange, comprising:plastically deforming a composite body comprising a binder having a glass transition temperature TG and a powder comprising a magnetocalorically active phase or elements in amounts suitable to produce a magnetocalorically active phase such that at least one dimension of the composite body changes in length by at least 10%, wherein the binder comprises a polypropylene carbonate, and the magnetocalorically active phase comprises La1-aRa(Fe1-x-yTyMx)13HzCb wherein M is Si and, optionally, Al, T is one or more of the elements from the group consisting of Mn, Co, Ni, Ti, V and Cr and R is one or more of the elements from the group consisting of Ce, Nd, Y and Pr, wherein 0?a?0.5, 0.05?x?0.2, 0.003?y?0.2, 0?z?3 and 0?b?1.5.

US Pat. No. 10,213,833

METHOD FOR FORMING TOOLING AND FABRICATING PARTS THEREFROM

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A method of forming tooling for fabricating a part made from a metal powder, comprising:providing a first sheet having a constant thickness;
forming a first protrusion in the first sheet, the first protrusion defining a first cavity and the first sheet comprising a first flange extending about an entire periphery of the first protrusion;
providing a second sheet having a thickness similar to that of the first sheet;
forming a second protrusion in the second sheet, the second protrusion defining a second cavity and the second sheet comprising a second flange extending about an entire periphery of the second protrusion;
arranging the first sheet and the second sheet adjacently to each other to abut together the first flange of the first sheet and the second flange of the second sheet and to define an enclosure comprising a void defined by the first cavity of the first sheet and the second cavity of the second sheet, the void having a shape of the part; and
welding together the first flange of the first sheet and the second flange of the second sheet along a portion of the first flange spaced away from the first protrusion.

US Pat. No. 10,213,832

SINTERED MEMBER, PINION GEAR FOR STARTERS, AND PRODUCTION METHOD THEREFOR

HITACHI CHEMICAL COMPANY,...

1. A sintered member comprising:a hardness distribution in which hardness continuously varies from a surface to an inner portion;
a Vickers hardness value of 730 or less at the surface;
the maximum hardness of which portion exists in a region of 150 to 300 ?m from the surface;
wherein the maximum hardness is Vickers hardness value of 600 or more,
a carburized and hardened layer is formed in a surface layer, and a decarburized layer that has a lower carbon concentration than that of the carburized and hardened layer is formed outside the carburized and hardened layer, and the decarburized layer forms the surface.

US Pat. No. 10,213,831

CONSTRUCTION OF A 3D PRINTING DEVICE FOR PRODUCING COMPONENTS

VOXELJET AG, Friedberg (...

1. A device for producing three-dimensional models, comprising:a coater having an ejection opening for layer-wise depositing a particulate material on a build surface having an incline; and
at least one print head;
wherein the print head is mounted on an inclined print axis,
wherein the coater deposits the particulate material only while the coater moves in a coating direction up an incline in advance of the print head,
the ejection opening of the coater being disposed toward the top in the coating direction, and
the print head prints on the deposited layer of the particulate material only after reaching a top region of the incline until reaching a bottom region of the incline, while moving in advance of the coater.

US Pat. No. 10,213,830

PRODUCTION METHOD OF SINTERED ALLOY, SINTERED-ALLOY COMPACT, AND SINTERED ALLOY

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

6. A compact for sintering comprising:first hard particles containing 20 to 70 mass % of Mo, 5 to 40 mass % of Ni, 5 to 40 mass % of Co, 1 to 20 mass % of Mn, 0.5 to 4.0 mass % of Si, 0.5 to 3.0 mass % of C, and a remainder including Fe and unavoidable impurities, when the first hard particles have 100 mass %;
second hard particles containing 60 to 70 mass % of Mo, 2.0 mass % or less of Si, and a remainder including Fe and unavoidable impurities, when the second hard particles have 100 mass %;
graphite particles; and
iron particles, wherein
when total mass of the first hard particles, the second hard particles, the graphite particles, and the iron particles is set as 100 mass %, 5 to 50 mass % of the first hard particles, 1 to 8 mass % of the second hard particles, and 0.5 to 1.5 mass % of the graphite particles are included.

US Pat. No. 10,213,829

CYLINDER LINER AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

MORESCO CORPORATION, Kob...

1. A method for producing a cylinder liner comprising a plurality of protrusions on an external surface thereof, each of the plurality of protrusions comprising a constriction at a root portion thereof:preparing a mold having a plurality of slides and a core for delimitating a cavity, each of the plurality of slides having a surface facing the cavity and having recessions formed on the surface, wherein each slide is movable along a direction in which the recessions on the slides extend;
adhering a particulate mold release agent to edge portions of the recessions such that a large amount of the mold release agent adheres to the edge portions in order to form the constriction at each protrusion;
casting a cylinder liner-intermediate by flowing a silicon-aluminum alloy into the cavity and the recessions;
taking the cylinder liner-intermediate out from the mold; and
removing the mold release agent from the cylinder liner-intermediate.

US Pat. No. 10,213,828

METHOD FOR PRODUCING CASTINGS, CASTING APPARATUS, AND GAS-BLOWING NOZZLE USED IN CASTING APPARATUS

HITACHI METALS, LTD., To...

4. A casting apparatus comprisinga gas-permeable casting mold having a cavity comprising at least a sprue into which a metal melt is poured, a runner constituting a flow path of said melt poured through said sprue, and a product-forming cavity to be filled with the melt supplied through said runner;
a gas-blowing nozzle for supplying a gas into a cavity of said gas-permeable casting mold through said sprue, such that a metal melt poured into said gas-permeable casting mold by gravity fills only a desired cavity portion including said product-forming cavity; and
a means for supplying said gas to said gas-blowing nozzle;said gas-blowing nozzle having a portion fit into said sprue for supplying said gas to said cavity through said sprue;wherein:
the sprue has a cup portion having a tapered wall surface and an introducing hole portion extending downward from the cup portion and having a fitting portion having a tapered wall surface, and the gas-blowing nozzle has a side surface tapered at an angle which is substantially the same as that of the tapered wall surface of the fitting portion, wherein the gas-blowing nozzle is brought into contact with the tapered wall surface of the fitting portion for fitting, and wherein the gas-blowing nozzle has a gas-ejecting bore having an increasing diameter in a gas-supplying direction, wherein the gas-ejecting bore of the gas-blowing nozzle has a diameter continuously increasing from D3 to D2 in a gas-supplying direction in a range from a point upstream of a gas outlet end surface of the gas-blowing nozzle by distance L2 to the gas outlet end surface, and with the sprue having a diameter D1 after the fitting portion in a gas flow direction,
0.9×D1?D2?1.0×D1,
0.5×D2?D3?0.8×D2, and
1.1×D1?L2?1.2×D1.

US Pat. No. 10,213,827

SLAG THICKNESS DETECTION AND SLAG ADDING PREDICTION METHOD AND SYSTEM

9. A system for a slag thickness detection and a slag-adding prediction, comprising:an acquisition module, configured to acquire real-time measurement data and real-time auxiliary data of a slag point on a surface of a protective slag layer of a casting mold;
a calculation module, configured to calculate a real-time slag thickness value corresponding to the slag point on the surface of the protective slag layer by using the real-time measurement data and the real-time auxiliary data of the slag point; and
a prediction module, configured to predict a location on the surface of the protective slag layer where a slag-adding is to be performed and a slag-adding time when the slag-adding is to be performed based on a change in the real-time slag thickness value corresponding to the slag point on the surface of the protective slag layer by taking a preset slag thickness value as a reference.

US Pat. No. 10,213,826

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING PROSTHETIC COMPONENTS

1. A cutting guide block comprising:a first portion configured to contact an anterior portion of a distal end of a femur;
a second portion configured to contact a posterior resected surface of a posterior condyle at the distal end of the femur; and
a first guide slot that is defined in the second portion, the first guide slot extending along a first axis that intersects a longitudinal axis of a distal portion of the femur at an acute angle, inside the distal portion of the femur when the second portion contacts the posterior resected surface of the posterior condyle, wherein the first guide slot is configured to guide a cutting tool in a proximal-anterior direction into a proximal portion of the posterior condyle of the femur when the cutting guide block is seated at the distal end of the femur such that the first portion contacts the anterior portion of the femur's distal end and the second portion contacts the posterior resected surface of the posterior condyle.

US Pat. No. 10,213,825

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING CYLINDRICAL RING MEMBER, BEARING, CLUTCH, VEHICLE, AND MACHINE

NSK LTD., Tokyo (JP)

1. A method of manufacturing a cylindrical ring member comprising:a step of forming a metal intermediate material having a cylindrical portion; and
a chamfering step by cold forging in which a normal chamfer portion is formed on an axial end peripheral edge of the cylindrical portion by pressing a radial end portion of an axial end surface of the cylindrical portion against an annular chamfering surface provided in a mold configuring a mold device,
wherein the chamfering step is performed by cold forging in a state where a preliminary chamfer portion, of which a width dimension in a radial direction is larger than a width dimension of the normal chamfer portion in the radial direction, is formed on the axial end peripheral edge of the cylindrical portion,
wherein the mold device further includes a second mold having a ring-shaped holding surface arranged coaxially with the chamfering surface of the mold and adjacent to the chamfering surface of the mold in the radial direction,
wherein the chamfering step by cold forging is performed by pressing the radial end portion of the axial end surface of the cylindrical portion in an axial direction against the chamfering surface, and pressing a portion, which is adjacent to the radial end portion in the radial direction, of the axial end surface of the cylindrical portion in the axial direction against the holding surface, and
wherein when performing the chamfering step by cold forging, the holding surface is initially brought into contact with a radial intermediate portion of the axial end surface of the cylindrical portion.

US Pat. No. 10,213,824

FASTENER REMOVAL TOOL AND METHOD OF USE

1. A tool for removing swaged fasteners from a piece of equipment equipment tubing, said swaged fastener removal tool comprising: (a) a slide hammer component; and (b) a central base extending from one end of the slide hammer component, said central base including a multiple segment fastener that can be manually rotated between respective stations, said multiple segment fastener including:(i) a large hollow collar station for hammer-sliding back an innermost locking nut of the swaged fastener on the piece of equipment tubing;
(ii) a large rounded-slit station for reverse-hammer sliding off an outermost ferrule of the swaged fastener on the piece of equipment tubing;
(iii) an elongated tube station sized to fit over a front end of the piece of equipment tubing and abut a fastener for hammer-sliding to push back an innermost ferrule on the piece of equipment tubing; and
(iv) a small, rounded-slit station for positioning behind the pushed back innermost ferrule and reverse hammer-sliding the innermost ferrule forward and off the front end of the piece of equipment tubing.

US Pat. No. 10,213,823

AUTONOMOUS FLEXIBLE MANUFACTURING SYSTEM FOR BUILDING A FUSELAGE

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A method for building a fuselage assembly for an aircraft, the method comprising:driving a tower across a floor into a selected tower position relative to a utility fixture selected from a plurality of utility fixtures in an assembly area, wherein the tower comprises a top platform that is configured to provide access to a top floor of an interior of the fuselage assembly by a human operator or an internal mobile platform moving across the top platform onto the top floor of the interior of the fuselage assembly and a bottom platform that is configured to provide access to a bottom floor of the interior of the fuselage assembly by the human operator or the internal mobile platform moving across the bottom platform onto the bottom floor of the interior of the fuselage assembly;
physically coupling the tower to the utility fixture by a first physical interface such that a number of utilities flow from the utility fixture to the tower through the first physical interface, wherein the number of utilities comprise at least one of electricity, air, hydraulic fluid, and water;
driving a cradle fixture across the floor into a selected cradle position relative to the tower in the assembly area to form an assembly fixture;
physically coupling the cradle fixture to the tower by a second physical interface to such that the number of utilities flow downstream from the tower to the cradle fixture through the second physical interface; and building the fuselage assembly on the assembly fixture;
driving a number of the internal mobile platforms autonomously from the tower into the interior of the fuselage assembly; and
building the fuselage assembly on the assembly fixture.

US Pat. No. 10,213,822

FEEDSTOCK BARRELS COATED WITH INSULATING FILMS FOR RAPID DISCHARGE FORMING OF METALLIC GLASSES

Glassimetal Technology, I...

1. A rapid capacitor discharge forming (RCDF) apparatus for shaping metallic glasses, the apparatus comprising:a feedstock barrel that comprises a feedstock barrel substrate and an insulating film disposed on the interior of the feedstock barrel substrate, wherein the feedstock barrel is configured to contain a metallic glass feedstock sample on the interior of the insulating film, wherein the feedstock barrel substrate comprises a metal;
a source of electrical energy configured to heat the metallic glass feedstock sample, said source electrically connected to at least one of a pair electrodes disposed at opposite ends of the feedstock barrel, said electrodes configured to discharge electrical energy sufficient to heat the metallic glass feedstock sample uniformly when the metallic glass feedstock sample is loaded into the feedstock barrel; and
a shaping tool disposed in forming relation to the metallic glass feedstock sample, the shaping tool configured to apply a deformation force sufficient to shape the metallic glass feedstock sample when heated to an article.

US Pat. No. 10,213,821

PEX CRIMPING TOOL

MILWAUKEE ELECTRIC TOOL C...

1. A power tool comprising:a motor including a motor output shaft;
an extensible member driven by the motor;
a working assembly movable in response to contact with a distal end of the extensible member;
a first sensor configured to detect a home position of the extensible member;
a second sensor configured to detect rotation of the motor output shaft; and
a controller in electrical communication with the first and second sensors,
wherein the controller is configured to drive the motor output shaft in a first rotational direction a predetermined number of revolutions counted by the second sensor, thereby displacing the extensible member from the home position, and
wherein the controller is configured to drive the motor output shaft in an opposite, second rotational direction to thereby return the extensible member until the home position is detected by the first sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,213,820

PRESS MOLDING METHOD

SHIROKI CORPORATION, Fuj...

1. A press molding method for obtaining a disk-shaped member of a reclining mechanism by press-molding a base material formed of a metal plate, the method comprising:a first step of supporting a lower surface of a workpiece by a lower securing member and a lower mold, the workpiece being the base material;
a second step of moving down a slidable sandwiching member disposed immediately above the lower securing member so as to have an axis identical to the lower securing member, so that an outer shape cutting molding die is moved down to pressure-weld an end surface of the outer shape cutting molding die to an upper surface of the workpiece while holding the workpiece between the slidable sandwiching member and the lower securing member, and cutting out the workpiece into a disk shape and moving the disk shape downward within a cavity within the lower securing member by moving down the lower mold within the cavity; and
a third step of moving down a drilling molding die to pressure-weld an end surface of the drilling molding die to the upper surface of the workpiece cut out into a disk shape while holding the workpiece with the outer shape cutting molding die within the lower securing member, and cutting out a hole in the workpiece by moving down the drilling molding die.

US Pat. No. 10,213,819

PRESS FORMING METHOD

SANGO CO., LTD., Miyoshi...

1. A press forming method for producing a final product having a saddle shape from an ultrahigh tensile strength steel plate to form an elongated member of a hat-shaped cross section having an elongated top plate portion, and side wall portions and flange portions at both sides of the top plate portion, with a bend in a predetermined area of the hat-shaped cross section configuring an elongated part of the elongated member in a direction opposite to an opening of the hat-shaped cross section, the press forming method comprising:a first process of producing an intermediate product having a processing adjustment section, by cold press working against the ultrahigh tensile strength steel plate, in which inclined angles of the side wall portions produced in the intermediate product are varied in the predetermined area at the both sides relative to the top plate portion such that the side wall portions and flange portions at the both sides in the predetermined area of the elongated member are deformed, while the hat-shaped cross section of the top plate portion is maintained in a predetermined shape, and
a second process of pressing at least the processing adjustment section, by cold press working against the intermediate product, with the hat-shaped cross section of the top plate portion being maintained in the predetermined shape,
wherein, in at least one of the first process and second process, the predetermined area is bent in the direction opposite to the opening of the hat-shaped cross section, to produce the saddle shape.

US Pat. No. 10,213,817

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR ANAEROBIC PYROLYSIS TREATMENT OF DEAD-OF-DISEASE LIVESTOCK AND MUNICIPAL ORGANIC REFUSE

Mississippi International...

1. A device for anaerobic pyrolysis treatment of dead-of-disease livestock and municipal organic refuse, comprising:an anaerobic pyrolysis device, wherein an isolation room and an equipment room are sequentially disposed at one end of the anaerobic pyrolysis device, a dust collection room is disposed between the isolation room and the equipment room, an air outlet is disposed on the top of the dust collection room, and the air outlet is connected with a dedusting device; a power room is disposed at the other end of the anaerobic pyrolysis device, and a combustion chamber of the anaerobic pyrolysis device is disposed between the power room and the equipment room;
an anaerobic pyrolysis chamber is disposed inside the combustion chamber, a conveying pipeline is disposed at one end and a driving cylinder is disposed at the other end of the anaerobic pyrolysis chamber, wherein the outer end of the conveying pipeline extends into the isolation room, and the driving cylinder is in the power room;
a gas discharge pipe is disposed in the isolation room, the lower part of the gas discharge pipe is connected with a gas discharge port at the bottom of the isolation room, the gas discharge port is connected with a spray column, a gas outlet of the spray column is connected with an air inlet of a coal gas discharge and feed fan, and an air outlet of the coal gas discharge and feed fan is connected with a combustor; and an inspection port is disposed on the top of the isolation room which is vertically opposite to the gas discharge pipe;
two water spray pipes are mounted in the inspection port on the top of the isolation room, one of the water spray pipes extends into the gas discharge pipe, the other one of the water spray pipes extends to an inner floor of the isolation room, and a bio-oil discharge port is disposed at the inner floor of the isolation room;
a conveying sleeve is mounted along the axis in the conveying pipeline, one end of the conveying sleeve protrudes from the conveying pipeline, and the other end of the conveying sleeve extends into the anaerobic pyrolysis chamber and is fixed to a discharge plate by welding; a spiral plate is disposed in the conveying pipeline, the vertical intersection angle between the spiral plate and the conveying pipeline is 5°-15° sinistrally, and the height of the spiral plate is 20-30% of the diameter of the conveying pipeline; and a screw conveyor is disposed on the outer face of the isolation room, the screw conveyor passing through the isolation room and extending into the conveying sleeve;
an activated steam conveying pipe is mounted along the axis in the driving cylinder, an inner end plate of the activated steam conveying pipe is in close contact with a baffle ring of the driving cylinder, and a fixing plate of the activated steam conveying pipe is in connection with the outer end of the driving cylinder;
a wireless temperature transmitter is mounted on the fixing plate, a sensing element of the wireless temperature sensor is horizontally mounted along the activated steam conveying pipe and extends into the anaerobic pyrolysis chamber; and
the outer end of the activated steam conveying pipe is connected with an external steam pipe.

US Pat. No. 10,213,816

PIPELINE PIG WITH HYDRAULICALLY BALANCED COLLAPSIBLE SEALING ELEMENTS

TDW Delaware, Inc., Wilm...

1. A pipeline pig comprising:a central mandrel;
a hollow elastomeric seal element arranged about said central mandrel of the pipeline pig and having a centerline extending laterally outward relative to the central mandrel, said hollow elastomeric seal element defining an internal cavity surrounded by said hollow elastomeric seal element, the hollow elastomeric seal element arranged to move between a first diameter corresponding to a first diameter pipeline to be traversed and a second different diameter corresponding to a second different diameter pipeline to be traversed, said hollow elastomeric seal element containing only a volume of fluid, said volume of fluid housed in said internal cavity of the hollow elastomeric seal element being greater when in the first diameter than in the second different diameter; and
an accumulator in communication with the hollow elastomeric seal element and forming a closed fluid containment system with the internal cavity of the hollow elastomeric seal element, the accumulator arranged to self-balance a sliding seal pressure of the volume of fluid housed by the internal cavity of the hollow elastomeric seal element with a differential driving pressure of the pipeline pig when in the first diameter and the second different diameter;
wherein the first diameter is a maximum diameter of the pipeline pig when traversing the first diameter pipeline under differential pressure and the second different diameter is a maximum diameter of the pipeline pig when traversing the second diameter pipeline under differential pressure; and
wherein the centerline of the hollow elastomeric seal element is at a different angle relative to the central mandrel when the hollow elastomeric seal element is in the first diameter than when in the second different diameter.

US Pat. No. 10,213,815

METHOD OF CLEANING THE INLET TO A THRUSTER WHILE IN OPERATION

1. A method for cleaning the inlet for one or more thrusters increasing the velocity of flowing waters in a channel in a first direction comprisingusing said one or more thrusters to draw a portion of said waters into one or more inlets of said one or more thrusters and increasing the velocity of said portion of said waters in a first direction within said one or more thrusters and sending said portion of said waters with said increased velocity out of one or more outlets,
said one or more thrusters having a housing with a centerline,
mixing said portion of said waters with said increased velocity back into the remainder of said waters to increase the average velocity of said waters in said first direction,
and cleaning one or more of said one or more inlets of debris without slowing said flowing water in said channel by reversing the flow in said one or more thrusters in said first direction by drawing said portion of said waters into said one or more thrusters at proximately ninety degrees to said first direction and discharging said portion of said waters through said inlets at proximately ninety degrees from said first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,213,814

ADHESIVE ROLL

ITW LIMITED, Windsor, Be...

1. An adhesive roll comprising at least one sheet of adhesive material, the sheet of adhesive material comprising an adhesive layer and a substrate layer, and at least one of the adhesive layer or the substrate layer being doped with at least one optically detectable dopant.

US Pat. No. 10,213,813

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CLEANING INTERIORS OF CONTAINERS AND SYSTEMS

1. A method for removing deposits in interiors of receptacles and installations, with a cleaning device by way of explosion technology, wherein the cleaning device comprises a cleaning apparatus with a receiving space, and at least one pressure container that is connected to the cleaning apparatus via at least one metering fitting, comprising the steps of:providing at least one gaseous component in the pressure container at overpressure;
introducing the at least one gaseous component from the pressure container into the cleaning apparatus via the metering fitting;
providing an explosive, gaseous mixture in the receiving space, comprising or consisting of the at least one introduced gaseous component;
igniting the explosive, gaseous mixture;
wherein, for optimizing the introduction of the at least one gaseous component out of the pressure container into the cleaning apparatus:
the control of the introduction of the at least one gaseous component into the cleaning apparatus is effected based upon a differential pressure between a maximal pressure at the beginning of the introduction and a nominal residual pressure after completion of the introduction, wherein the nominal residual pressure is at the overpressure, or
the storage space in the at least one pressure container is reduced in size during introduction of the at least one gaseous component into the cleaning apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,213,812

METHOD AND DEVICE TO REMOVE A CONTAMINANT FROM A MATERIAL

Transition Solutions Limi...

1. A method to remove a contaminant from a material, the method comprising:using a drive mechanism to provide a plurality of portions of material to a nozzle in order to generate a jet of the portions of material from the nozzle, wherein at least some of the portions of material are at least partially coated in a contaminant; and
directing the jet of the portions of material at a surface of a volume of liquid, wherein an interaction between the jet of the portions of material and the surface of the volume of liquid causes at least some of the contaminant to detach from at least some of the portions of material.

US Pat. No. 10,213,811

TRANSPORT SCHEDULING FOR LOW MICROBIAL BULK PRODUCTS

Ardent Mills, LLC, Denve...

1. A process comprising:receiving a transportation request for a shipment of a low microbial (LM) bulk product;
determining a vehicle transport period based on the transportation request;
identifying an available vehicle for the vehicle transport period;
obtaining a low microbial wash (LMW) timing threshold for the available vehicle for vehicle transportation of the LM bulk product, the LMW timing threshold being a maximum amount of time between LM washes for a bulk product vessel of the available vehicle, the maximum amount of time being based on a microbial growth rate as a function of time;
comparing the low microbial wash (LMW) timing threshold for the available vehicle to an LMW record for the available vehicle to determine whether the LMW timing threshold for the available vehicle is surpassed at any time during the vehicle transport period; and
causing an LMW process to be performed after determining the LMW record for the available vehicle would be surpassed at any time during the vehicle transport period, wherein the LMW process includes:
removing vessel accessibility components from the available vehicle,
subjecting the vessel accessibility components to a sanitary solution bath,
actuating spinners, for a sanitization time threshold, by forcing sanitary solution through the spinners to cause dispersion of the sanitary solution within the interior of the available vehicle, and
qualifying the available vehicle for the shipment of the LM bulk product.

US Pat. No. 10,213,810

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SCANNING INFORMATION FROM STORAGE AREA CONTENTS

IKAN HOLDINGS LLC, New Y...

1. A voice processing system comprising:a networks interface;
a computer;
non-transitory memory that stores instructions that when executed by the computer cause the computer to perform operations comprising:
associate a unique identifier with a remote system configured to receive user spoken words, the remote system comprising:
a microphone, a wireless network interface, a voice output system, and a digitizer coupled to the microphone, wherein the digitizer is configured to convert spoken words into a digital representation;
download configuration data to the remote system;
receive, using the network interface, a digitized order of a user from the remote system;
translate at least a portion of the digitized order to text;
use the text, translated from the digitized order, to identify an item corresponding to the text description;
include the identified item in a set of one or more items associated with the user;
enable the set of items, including the identified item, to be displayed to the user via a user device different than the remote system; and
enable the set of items, including the identified item, to be provided to an item provider.

US Pat. No. 10,213,809

SORTING SCREEN FOR SORTING MATERIAL AND ROTOR BODY FOR SUCH A SORTING SCREEN

BOLLEGRAAF PATENTS AND BR...

1. A rotor body for a sorting screen for sorting material, the screen comprising a row of rotatable, driven shafts mutually spaced in a conveying direction and each extending transversally to said conveying direction, said shafts each carrying a row of radially extending ones of the rotor body for intermittently urging material on the screen upward and in the conveying direction, the rotor bodies of each of said rows being mutually spaced in a longitudinal direction of the respective shaft by tubular spacers retained between side faces of adjacent rotor bodies;the rotor body having an outer circumference having a number of radial projections and intermediate recessed portions and a central passage for receiving a shaft and means for causing the rotor body to be entrained with rotation of the shaft;
wherein each rotor body side face is provided with at least a plurality of recesses or a plurality of a number of projections each for retaining a respective end face of a respective one of the tubular spacers; and
wherein at least one of said recesses or of said numbers of projections is arranged for retaining an end face of a tubular spacer of a first diameter and at least another one of said recesses or of said numbers of projections is arranged for retaining an end face of a tubular spacer of a second diameter different from said first diameter.

US Pat. No. 10,213,808

SHAKING UNIT AND METHOD FOR THE PNEUMATIC EXCITATION OF A SHAKING UNIT

Voith Patent GmbH, Heide...

1. A shaking unit for the generation of one-dimensional oscillating movements of a machine part mass, comprising:a coupling part for mechanical coupling to said machine part mass;
a counter mass having a pair of sides which is coupled resiliently to said coupling part and to said machine part mass; and
a drive system which acts in a sprung manner between said coupling part and said counter mass, said coupling part surrounding said counter mass as a frame, and said counter mass is arranged therein so as to oscillate back and forth, wherein said drive system includes a pair of gas springs arranged on both sides of said counter mass so that said counter mass is pneumatically excited and a pneumatic excitation acts directly on said gas springs.

US Pat. No. 10,213,807

COATING AND CURING DRYING SYSTEM

Atmosphere Control Soluti...

1. A drying and curing system for drying and curing a water-based coating applied to an article of manufacture comprising:(a) an enclosable and sealable booth having an interior for housing the article of manufacture;
(b) an external air source for blowing air into the booth;
(c) means for raising the temperature of the air before entry into the booth;
(d) means for lowering the temperature of the air before entry into the booth;
(e) means for raising the humidity of the air before entry into the booth;
(f) means for lowering the humidity of the air before entry into the booth;
(g) means for raising the temperature of the air within the booth;
(h) means for lowering the temperature of the air within the booth;
(i) means for lowering the temperature of the air to lower the temperature of the article;
(j) means for raising the temperature of the air and lowering the humidity in the booth until the coating is dry; and
(k) means for raising the humidity within the booth until the coating is cured.

US Pat. No. 10,213,806

MELTER FOR SUPPLYING LIQUID ADHESIVE

Nordson Corporation, Wes...

1. A melter for melting substantially solid adhesive particulate and supplying liquid adhesive, the melter comprising:a tank having an inlet opening for receiving the substantially solid adhesive particulate;
a heating device coupled to said tank, the heating device configured to heat the substantially solid adhesive particulate, said heating device having at least one passageway for the liquid adhesive;
at least one pump for conveying the liquid adhesive; and
a filling device for filling the tank with the substantially solid adhesive particulate, said filling device being arranged to feed the substantially solid adhesive particulate through the inlet opening of said tank,
wherein the filling device has a filling passageway and a filling valve with a movable valve body which is arranged in the filling passageway and which is adjustable from a closed position in which a free cross-section of the filling passageway is substantially closed by the valve body and an open position in which the free cross-section of the filling passageway is substantially open.

US Pat. No. 10,213,805

WIDE PATTERN NOZZLE

ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.,...

1. A device for applying a plurality of threads of a fluid to a moving web-like substrate, having a plurality of outlet openings for the threads of fluid, wherein each outlet opening is disposed between a pair of flow openings, through which a flow fluid flows in order to achieve thread oscillation, characterized in that the outlet openings and the flow openings are disposed along a common curve,wherein each outlet opening and each flow opening are bound by a plurality of fingers, each finger having a free end,
wherein the free end of each finger is disposed on the common curve, and
wherein a cross section of the flow openings increases toward the edge.

US Pat. No. 10,213,804

FLUID APPLICATION DEVICE HAVING A MODULAR CONTACT NOZZLE WITH A FLUIDIC OSCILLATOR

ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.,...

1. A fluid application device for applying a fluid to a strand of material in a contact-type application in a non-linear manner, the device comprising:an applicator head; and
a nozzle assembly fluidically coupled to the applicator head, the nozzle assembly comprising:
a first conduit configured to receive a first fluid from the applicator head;
an application conduit including a first branch and a second branch fluidically connected with the first conduit and configured to receive the first fluid from the first conduit;
an orifice downstream from and fluidically connected to the application conduit, the orifice configured to receive the first fluid from the first branch and the second branch and discharge the first fluid for application onto a strand of material; and
a guide slot extending from the orifice, the guide slot configured to receive the strand of material,
wherein the first branch and the second branch extend in converging directions relative to one another in a direction toward the orifice such that discharge of the first fluid from the first branch and the second branch causes the first fluid to fluctuate during application onto the strand of material.

US Pat. No. 10,213,803

DESTRATIFICATION AEROSOL GENERATOR

1. A destratification aerosol generator for use in an enclosure, comprising:at least one ultrasonic transducer;
at least one transducer chamber;
at least one outlet tube, said at least one ultrasonic transducer is disposed in said at least one transducer chamber, said at least one outlet tube is disposed adjacent said at least one transducer chamber, said at least one outlet tube communicates with said at least one transducer chamber, wherein said at least one ultrasonic transducer generating an aerosol; and
at least one air blowing device forcing air through said at least one outlet tube directly into the enclosure, air from said at least one air blowing device moving the aerosol out of said at least one transducer chamber and outward through said at least one outlet tube; and
at least one second air blowing device blowing air downward directly toward a floor of the enclosure, wherein air from said at least one second air blowing device is forced upward by contact with the floor of the enclosure, the aerosol in the enclosure is carried with upward moving air, said at least one second air blowing device is operated during a period of time when said at least one air blowing device is operated.

US Pat. No. 10,213,802

PRESSURE REGULATOR IN A ROTATIONALLY DRIVEN SPRINKLER NOZZLE HOUSING ASSEMBLY

1. A sprinkler assembly comprising:a riser in fluid communication with a water supply including a flow path for water provided to the sprinkler assembly from the water supply;
a nozzle assembly rotatably mounted on the riser and in fluid communication with the riser, the nozzle assembly including:
a center flow passage in fluid communication with the flow path of the riser;
a nozzle mounted in the nozzle assembly and in fluid communication with the center flow passage, the nozzle configured to direct water out of the nozzle assembly; and
a pressure regulator provided in the nozzle assembly and configured to maintain a desired pressure at an inlet area of the nozzle; and
a throttling valve provided in the nozzle assembly and operably connected to the pressure regulator to selectively reduce flow to the nozzle when pressure at an inlet of the nozzle exceeds a reference pressure.

US Pat. No. 10,213,801

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SPRAY PAINTING EXTERNAL WALLS OF BUILDING

Elid Technology Internati...

1. A spray painting system for spray painting external walls of building, the system comprising:a gondola for hanging on a motor driven pulley system, wherein the motor driven pulley system comprises a pair of rails and a set of motors located at roof-top end of the pulley system; wherein the pair of rails are disposed in a horizontal plane on the roof-top, and the hanging gondola is disposed in a vertical plane in parallel to an external wall; thereby, when the set of motors drives the pulley system along the pair of rails in the horizontal plane, the gondola operationally traverses in the vertical plane along the pair of rails along a linear distance of the rails for a painting process to be carried out; wherein the gondola comprises a controlling motor of the pulley system that hoists and lowers the gondola in parallel to the external wall of the building to be painted, wherein the controlling motor is located within the gondola;
a six-axis robotic arm, coupled with a 3D camera, and a spray nozzle on its end effector, the six-axis robotic arm is seated on the gondola for carrying out spray painting on the external walls;
wherein the 3D camera mounted on the robotic arm operationally scans a wall area to be painted; and
a software program adapted for receiving the scanned results from the 3D camera and calculating the trajectory path of the spray painting's motion for the robotic arm.

US Pat. No. 10,213,800

SPRAY HEAD

SHIN TAI SPURT WATER OF T...

1. A spray head comprising:a main body, a central shaft, a securing ring, a spout and a knob, wherein:
the main body has a handle and a chamber, the chamber provided with a connecting opening allowing the central shaft to be inserted thereof, an inner sidewall of the connecting opening provided with a first threaded portion and a stepped edge;
the central shaft has an assembly portion, a connecting section and a sleeve all as a single piece, the assembly portion protruding from a side of the connecting section opposite the sleeve and having a threaded aperture at a center position, the sleeve further including a center aperture extending towards the assembly portion without connecting to the threaded aperture, and an end of the center aperture having more than one outlet through the assembly portion;
a disk body is disposed between the connecting section and the sleeve, the central shaft entering into the main body through the connecting opening, and the sleeve inserted into the chamber and engaging with the stepped edge such that the connecting section extends out of the chamber, an outer edge of the connecting section extending out of the chamber provided with a second threaded portion for engaging with the spout;
an outer portion of the securing ring is provided with a third thread portion engaging with the first threaded portion when the central shaft is inserted into the main body, such that the disk body is sandwiched between the securing ring and the stepped edge to secure the central shaft in the main body; an inner portion of the securing ring supports the central shaft and allows the connecting section and the assembly portion to protrude thereof;
the spout is provided with an outer shell and an inner tube, and the inner tube has a fourth thread portion, wherein by engaging the fourth thread portion and the second threaded portion, the spout is able to engage with the connecting section of the central shaft, a front end of the inner tube having an enlarged stepped section connected to a cone; and
the knob has a stopper, and an end of the stopper has a screw, the screw of the knob inserted from the cone of the spout and engaging with the threaded aperture of the inner tube of the central shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,213,799

MULTI-USE PORTABLE HAND-HELD SPRAYER

1. A multi-use portable hand-held sprayer comprising:(a) a housing having an upper portion and a lower portion with side walls, including an interior portion having rail slots configured to accept rails running along said side walls, an open bottom portion with an open slot located in said bottom portion and a nozzle extension tube receiver opening including a nozzle tube connection ratchet in said upper portion, and further including a nozzle release switch;
(b) a frame including frame rails integral to said frame configured to slide into said rail slots located on said interior portion of said housing, having a motor assembly mounted thereon, including a pump assembly mounted on said frame wherein said pump includes a fluid source tube attached thereto, a battery compartment housing a battery, fluid flow tubes extending from said pump to a fluid flow control valve and to said nozzle extension tube, and an on/off switch; and
(c) an external removeable replaceable nozzle extension tube having an upper portion having a threaded nozzle accepting section and a lower portion having an extension tube insertion section which engages with said nozzle extension tube receiver opening located on said housing, further including an extension tube insertion slot, wherein an external removeable replaceable nozzle is attached to said extension tube upper portion;
wherein said frame is inserted into the open bottom of housing and said external removeable replaceable extension tube lower portion insertion section is attached to said external removeable replaceable nozzle extension tube receiver opening, whereby when fluid is available from said fluid source tube, the on/off switch is turned on to activate the motor powered by the battery which actuates the pump causing fluid to flow through said fluid flow tubes and said fluid flow control valve, through said nozzle extension tube, out through said nozzle and further wherein said external removeable replaceable nozzle extension tube and said external removeable replaceable nozzle is configured to be readily removed and replaced.

US Pat. No. 10,213,798

PARTLY DISPOSABLE PLUG AND SPRAY SYSTEM FOR A TWO COMPONENT ADHESIVE

STRONGBOND B.V., Dinxper...

1. A system for a two component adhesive comprising:a first disposable container, and
a second disposable container, each container capable of withstanding a pressure of 10 kPa-1000 kPa, and
each container (100) comprising an outer wall (52), and wherein
the first disposable container comprises a first adhesive component,
the second disposable container comprises a second adhesive component, and each container comprises a disposable inner flexible vessel comprising the adhesive component for shielding the adhesive component from air and for pressurizing the adhesive component, a tube providing the first adhesive component to a spray gun, a tube providing the second adhesive component to the spray gun, a pressure regulator for each container, a pressure monitor for each container, and a valve for each container.

US Pat. No. 10,213,797

ELECTROSTATIC POWDER FEEDER

Powder Motion Labs, LLC, ...

1. A powder feeder, the feeder comprising:a body including a cavity, the cavity shaped and sized to hold a supply of powder particles;
a powder landing surface disposed within the body but below the cavity such that gravity acting upon the powder particles within the cavity causes the powder particles to fall upon the powder landing surface and create a pile of powder particles on the powder landing surface;
a voltage supply in electrical communication with an electrode and the powder landing surface, the electrode and powder landing surface having a space between them;
an insulator disposed between the electrode and the powder landing surface;
the voltage supply producing an alternating current electric potential between the electrode and the powder landing surface that creates an alternating electric field within the space;
an aperture located in or proximate to the powder landing surface; and
the electric field created within the space causing the powder particles falling onto the powder landing surface to develop an electrical surface charge and be subject to an electrostatic force that causes the powder particles to initially oscillate between pile and insulator and then after that initial oscillation exit through the aperture.

US Pat. No. 10,213,796

FLUID DISCHARGING SYSTEM

1. A fluid discharging system comprising a pump and a discharge spray head comprising at least one nozzle, through which the fluid to be discharged emerges, the pump comprising a stator and a rotor that is mounted in a chamber of the stator and is rotatable with respect to the stator around a rotation axis and is axially displaceable along the axis, wherein the axial displacement of the rotor in a first axial direction is configured so that it brings about a pump filling function in which a fluid is drawn through an inlet into the stator chamber, and in an opposite, a second axial direction is configured so that it brings about a discharge function in which the fluid in the chamber is expelled from an outlet of the pump, wherein the outlet of the pump is arranged in the rotor and the discharge spray head is connected fluidically to the outlet of the pump and is arranged at or adjacently to an axial outlet end of the rotor, wherein the discharge spray head is configured so that it discharges the fluid at least in part in a radial direction surrounding the rotation axis, wherein the fluid comprises at least one surfactant, wherein the rotor comprises a first and a second axial extension of different diameters that are mounted in corresponding first and second chamber segments of the stator chamber, and first and second seals that are mounted in the stator housing and sealingly surround the first and the second axial rotor extension, wherein the rotor extensions comprise fluid delivery conduits that, in combination with the respective sealing rings, serve as valves that open and close a connection respectively between the inlet of the pump and the chamber segments, and between the chamber segments and the outlet of the pump, as a function of the angular displacement of the pump rotor.

US Pat. No. 10,213,795

FLUID DISPENSING APPARATUS AND METHODS UTILIZING A RESILIENT NOZZLE

Nordson Corporation, Wes...

1. A nozzle for a fluid dispensing apparatus configured to dispense fluid, the fluid dispensing apparatus including a valve stem having a valve tip and being moveable in upstream and downstream directions, the nozzle comprising:a nozzle body including a fluid chamber terminating in a discharge outlet configured to discharge fluid from the fluid chamber when the valve stem moves in the downstream direction;
an annular valve seat located at the nozzle body upstream from the discharge outlet and configured to contact the valve tip when the valve stem moves in the downstream direction; and
a resilient annular portion that extends from the nozzle body in the upstream direction so as to define a portion of the fluid chamber, the resilient annular portion being adjacent to the annular valve seat,
the resilient annular portion being positioned to deflect radially outwards and form a sealing engagement with the valve tip before the valve tip contacts the valve seat, as the valve stem moves in the downstream direction,
wherein the fluid is discharged from the fluid chamber by separating from the discharge outlet when the valve stem contacts the annular valve seat.

US Pat. No. 10,213,794

CYCLONE SEPARATOR WITH FLOW ALTERING BAFFLES

Van Tongeren America LLC,...

1. A cyclone separator, comprising:a cyclone separator wall having a bottom edge, said cyclone separator wall defining a cyclone central vertical axis;
a hopper wall having a top edge defining a horizontal radius, said top edge being connected to said bottom edge of said cyclone separator wall and having a bottom edge connected to a dip leg, said hopper wall defining a vertical axis and an interior space, and said dip leg providing a path through which particles may fall in order to exit said interior space;
a baffle arrangement inside said interior space, said baffle arrangement comprising a first plurality of baffles defining spaces between the baffles through which particles may flow through the interior space to the dip leg, each of said baffles having a wall thickness and a vertical height, wherein the vertical height is at least five times the wall thickness, and wherein each of said baffles extends for at least half of the horizontal distance between said hopper wall and said vertical axis.

US Pat. No. 10,213,793

CYCLONIC SEPARATION APPARATUS

Dyson Technology Limited,...

1. A cyclonic separation apparatus comprising:an outer wall;
an inner wall; and
a cyclonic chamber defined between the outer wall and inner wall,
wherein the outer wall and the inner wall each comprise a curved section and a flat section, and the inner wall and the outer wall are concentrically arranged such that during use a fluid moving around the cyclonic chamber flows between a curved passage and a flat passage of the cyclonic chamber, and
wherein the cyclonic separation apparatus comprises a fluid inlet, the fluid inlet being positioned on the flat section of the inner wall such that fluid admitted into the cyclonic chamber flows through the curved passage before flowing through the flat passage.

US Pat. No. 10,213,792

MODULAR FLOORSTANDING CENTRIFUGE

Thermo Electron LED GmbH,...

1. A modular floorstanding centrifuge, comprising:a floor plate;
a wall module mounted on said floor plate and comprising two side wall elements attached to opposing edge regions of said floor plate and further comprising a ceiling element joined directly to said side wall elements; and
a guard ring module mounted on and above said wall module and comprising a guard ring attached to at least one of a ceiling element and/or at least one side wall element of said guard ring module, wherein said ceiling element and said at least one side wall element of said guard ring module are joined together and are distinct from said ceiling element and said two side wall elements of said wall module, said at least one side wall element of said guard ring module being mounted on said ceiling element of said wall module such that said at least one side wall element of said guard ring module is attached to an edge region of said ceiling element of said underlying wall module.

US Pat. No. 10,213,791

SCREW CENTRIFUGE WITH AUXILIARY OUTER SCREW FLIGHT FOR WET MECHANICAL SEPARATION OF SOLIDS

Andritz Technology and As...

1. A screw centrifuge for wet mechanical separation of solids according to density comprising:a drum (11) with a cylindrical portion (11a), two tapered end portions (11b, 11c) and respective discharge openings (14,15) for separated material as settleable solids (16), floating solids (17) and separating liquid (18), and at least one nozzle (19) defining another discharge opening for discharging the separating liquid (18);
a rotating shaft (12) in the drum with at least one infeed opening (22) for infeed of the solids to be separated, and two screw flights working in opposite directions (13,13?,13?,23,23?);
a baffle disc (20) arranged on the shaft and axially positioned between the at least one infeed opening (22) for the substances to be separated and the discharge opening (14) for the settleable solids (16) defining a heavy fraction side of the baffle disc (20) in the drum (11);
wherein the at least one nozzle (19) for discharging the separating liquid (18) is on the heavy fraction side of the baffle disc (20), and
wherein an outer flight (13?,13?) of the screw for the settleable solids (16) surrounds an inner flight (23,23?) of the screw for the floating solids (17), the inner and outer flights (13,13?,13?,23,23?) work in opposite directions, and the screw for the floating solids (17) is a multi-channel screw.

US Pat. No. 10,213,790

METHOD FOR PROCESSING ASH FROM WASTE INCINERATION PLANTS BY MEANS OF WET CLASSIFICATION

1. A method for processing ash from waste incineration plants by wet classification comprising:mixing ash with liquid in a mixing hopper;
screening a coarse fraction from the ash;
feeding the ash as a feed flow to a first classifying stage which comprises an upflow classifier and an upstream hydrocyclone installation;
separating the feed flow in the first classifying stage into a good fraction free of harmful substances and a residual fraction contaminated with harmful substances;
drawing off the residual fraction as a suspension on an upper side of a fluidized bed contained in the upflow classifier;
drawing off the good fraction on an underside of the fluidized bed;
dewatering the good fraction by means of a screening device;
feeding a pass-through fraction of the dewatered good fraction in the screening device back into the upstream hydrocyclone installation;
separating, in the upstream hydrocyclone installation, at least one material flow containing substantially only particles which are smaller than a separation particle size of the screening process as a cyclone overflow; and
separating the cyclone overflow in a second classifying stage into a fine particle mineral fraction with a grain spectrum between 20 ?m and 250 ?m and a fine particle residue contaminated with harmful substances, wherein the fine particle residue has a grain size upper limit between 20 ?m and 50 ?m.

US Pat. No. 10,213,789

CRUSHING/BLASTING DEVICE, MILLING METHOD, CEREAL FLOUR, FOOD PRODUCT, AND ADHESIVE

Kato Biomass Technology C...

1. A milling device, comprising:a rotatable screw in an outer periphery of which spiral grooves are formed wherein the grooves of the screw comprise a bottom surface, two lateral surfaces rising at given angles from the bottom surface, and a lateral surface rising at a given angle from at least one of the two lateral surfaces;
a barrel surrounding the portion of the screw where the spiral grooves are formed and in an inner periphery of which a spiral groove is formed;
a loader for loading cereal grains into a space between the screw and the barrel;
a compressor attached to a distal end of the barrel and accumulating and pressurizing in a nearly airtight state the cereal grains ground in the space and fed therein as the screw rotates; and
a discharge port provided in a front face of the compressor and blasting the cereal grains fed in and pressurized by way of rotation of the screw.

US Pat. No. 10,213,788

METHOD FOR PROCESSING WHOLE HEMP STALKS TO FORM DRY HEMP PRODUCT COMPRISING CANNABINOID OIL

1. A method for processing hemp to form a dry hemp product including cannabinoid oil, comprising:cutting hemp plants, which are growing in a field, between about 85 days and about 120 days after seeding of the hemp plants, such that the hemp plants include at least one of leaves and flower buds but are free of seed;
drying the hemp plants to a prescribed moisture content of about 5% to about 15%, by leaving the hemp plants in the field to air dry;
and, in a processing facility, to which the hemp plants are transported after drying:
shaking the hemp plants to shear said at least one of the leaves and the flower buds from stalks of the hemp plants so as to form separated stalks and said at least one of the leaves and the flower buds which are not deformed;
and screening the separated stalks and said at least one of the leaves and the flower buds so as to be separated from one another.

US Pat. No. 10,213,787

DUAL WEDGE CLAMP ANGLES BLADE CUTTER SYSTEM

Graco Minnesota Inc., Mi...

1. A cutter head assembly for a fiber roving chopper, the cutter head assembly comprising:a cylindrical blade cartridge extending axially between a cartridge first end and a cartridge second end, the cylindrical blade cartridge comprising:
a first body having a base at the cartridge first end and a finger extending from the base toward the cartridge second end, the finger having a first surface angled with respect to a central axis of the cylindrical blade cartridge; and
a second body having a second surface that is angled with respect to the central axis, wherein the second body is configured to receive and mate with the finger of the first body such that the second surface opposes the first surface and is parallel to the first surface; and
a blade extending between the cartridge first end and the cartridge second end and disposed between the first surface of the first body and the second surface of the second body.

US Pat. No. 10,213,786

PAPER SHREDDER CUTTING ASSEMBLY

Aurora Office Equipment C...

1. A shredder cutting assembly, comprising:an arbor;
a plurality of spaced-apart cutting blades disposed on the arbor;
a rigid frame set apart from and parallel to the arbor; and
a plurality of braces coupling the arbor to the frame, each of the braces being disposed as a spacer adjacent to a respective pair of the plurality of spaced-apart cutting blades,
wherein the plurality of braces support the arbor,
wherein each of the plurality of braces has a positioning device that is disposed parallel to the arbor and that restricts translational motion in the arbor when in contact with an adjacent brace, and
wherein the rigid frame and the plurality of braces cooperate to strengthen the arbor, while allowing rotation of the arbor.

US Pat. No. 10,213,784

INERTION FUNNEL

1. An inertion funnel comprising:a hollow ring having an outer wall and an inner wall, the inner wall having a top end and a bottom end, the top end having a larger diameter than the bottom end and the wall sloping from the top end to the bottom end to create an inner opening, the bottom end forming a downward opening structured to allow a flow of gas around a circumference of the hollow ring and through the downward opening;
a connection point having a cylindrical wall with a first end and a second end, the first end of the cylindrical wall having an opening on the outer wall and the second end of the cylindrical wall having an opening structured to receive a hose input, the connection point structured to allow introduction of gas through the hose input into a cavity formed between the inner wall and the outer wall; and
a plurality of output apertures to the cavity formed between the inner wall and the outer wall and distributed around the inner wall of the hollow ring, the output apertures structured to direct the flow of gas from the inner wall of the hollow ring to a vessel below the downward opening of the inertion funnel.

US Pat. No. 10,213,783

NUCLEIC ACID EXTRACTING DEVICE

Delta Electronics, Inc., ...

1. A nucleic acid extracting device, comprising:a lower module, having a sample reservoir, an elution reservoir, and a nucleic acid capturing chamber, wherein a sample is received in the sample reservoir, and an elution is received in the elution reservoir;
a material for capturing nucleic acid, disposed in the nucleic acid capturing chamber; and
an upper module, having a sample channel that communicates with the sample reservoir, and an elution channel that communicates with the elution reservoir, wherein the nucleic acid capturing chamber communicates with the sample channel and the elution channel;
a flexible buffer member disposed between the upper module and the lower module to form an annular rib;
wherein the sample enters the nucleic acid capturing chamber via the sample channel, a nucleic acid in the sample is absorbed by the material, and the elution enters the nucleic acid capturing chamber via the elution channel to wash the nucleic acid out of the nucleic acid capturing chamber;
wherein the upper module further has a bottom surface facing toward the lower module, and an annular guide portion protruding from the bottom surface and facing toward the nucleic acid capturing chamber, wherein the elution channel communicates the elution reservoir with the guide portion, the annular rib surrounds the guide portion with a gap formed therebetween, and the height of the guide portion relative to the bottom surface exceeds the height of the rib relative to the bottom surface;
wherein the sample channel communicates the sample reservoir with the guide portion, and an inner surface of the guide portion forms a plurality of recesses corresponding to the sample channel and the elution channel respectively, wherein each of the recesses forms a bottom and two sidewalls on opposite sides of the bottom to fluidly isolate the recesses from each other, and the width of the bottom exceeds the widths of the sidewalls.

US Pat. No. 10,213,782

MICROFLUIDIC DEVICES

The Board of Trustees of ...

7. A method for manipulating droplets in a microfluidics system, the method comprising:delivering a plurality of aqueous droplets and a first fluid along a main fluid flow path of a main microchannel, wherein one or more of the aqueous droplets has a first volume;
delivering a second fluid along a side flow path defined by intersecting first and second microchannels, the first and second microchannels forming an angle therebetween and intersecting with one another at an opening in the main microchannel; and
altering the first volume of the one or more aqueous droplets as respective aqueous droplets move along the main fluid flow path and pass the opening in the main microchannel, wherein after passing the opening, the one or more aqueous droplets continue along the main fluid flow path in the first fluid and have a second volume that is less than or greater than the first volume.

US Pat. No. 10,213,781

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR ORIENTING INDIVIDUAL ELEMENTS, IN PARTICULAR FILTER ELEMENTS, DURING THE TRANSFER THEREOF FURTHER PROCESSING

HEKUMA GMBH, Eching (DE)...

1. Device for aligning single elements (4) especially filter elements, arranged in receiving pockets (3) of a transfer element (2), comprisinga position recognition apparatus which determines the alignment of the single elements (4) in the receiving pockets (3),
an ejecting device (5) for ejecting the single elements (4) recognized as incorrect from the associated receiving pockets (3),
a turning element (6) for turning the ejected single elements (4),
a blowing and sucking element (5, 8) for re-inserting the turned single elements (4) into the receiving pockets (3), and a control element for controlling the working steps following one another, wherein
the turning element has at least one turning member (6) rotatable by 180°, which has bores and recesses (6.1) for receiving a single element (4) to be turned,
wherein the at least one turning member is formed as a turning cylinder (6) having diametrically extending receiving bores and recesses (6.1), and
wherein the turning cylinder (6) is rotatable in a bearing bore of a stationary sleeve (7) or of a block (70).

US Pat. No. 10,213,780

MULTIVALENCE SEMICONDUCTOR PHOTOCATALYTIC MATERIALS

Nitto Denko Corporation, ...

1. A heterogeneous material comprising:a p-type semiconductor comprising a first metal oxide compound and a second metal oxide compound, wherein the first metal oxide compound and the second metal oxide compound have different oxidation states of the same metal, and wherein the p-type semiconductor has a p-type valence band;
a first n-type semiconductor having an n-type valence band which is deeper than the p-type valence band, wherein the first n-type semiconductor is in ionic charge communication with the p-type semiconductor, and wherein the n-type semiconductor comprises 90 to 99.999 wt % of the heterogeneous material.

US Pat. No. 10,213,779

PHOTOCATALYTIC FILTER, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME, AND METHOD FOR REACTIVATING THE SAME

SEOUL VIOSYS CO., LTD., ...

1. A method of manufacturing a photocatalytic filter, the method including:dispersing a photocatalytic material;
coating a support with the dispersed photocatalytic material;
drying the coated support; and
sintering the dried support to provide a catalyst portion of the photocatalytic filter;
wherein the catalyst portion has a height between 8 to 10 mm,
wherein the photocatalytic filter includes cells formed in the catalyst portion and provides an air flow path in a direction facing UV LED for photocatalytic activation,
wherein a frame between the cells has a thickness of 0.3 to 1.2 mm, and each of the cells has a width of 2 to 4 mm.

US Pat. No. 10,213,778

CATALYTIC CONVERTER AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING EXHAUST EMISSION

HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, S...

1. An improved catalytic converter comprising:a housing; and
two catalyst substrates disposed inside the housing;
wherein the catalyst substrates are separated inside the housing,
wherein the catalyst substrates have a different radius and a different volume,
wherein the two catalyst substrates comprise a first catalyst substrate adjacent to an inlet side of the housing and a second catalyst substrate adjacent to an outlet side of the housing,
wherein one of the two catalyst substrates has two zones having different amounts of catalyst,
wherein the first catalyst substrate comprises a first zone located on a first side of the first catalyst substrate and a second zone located on a second side of the first catalyst substrate,
wherein the first zone and the second zones are comprised of catalysts having different noble metal contents, and
wherein the first zone has a higher noble metal content than the second zone, and the second zone has a higher noble metal content than the second catalyst substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,213,777

METAL COMPLEX AND SUPPORTED METAL COMPLEX HAVING DISILOXANE AS LIGAND, METHOD FOR PRODUCTION THEREFOR, AND SUPPORTED METAL CATALYST PREPARED BY USING THE SAME

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADV...

1. A metal complex represented by the following Formula (1):wherein M represents palladium or platinum; L represents a ligand selected from an olefin compound and a phosphine compound; n represents an integer of 1 to 2 showing the number of the ligand; and each of R1 to R4 independently represents an alkoxy group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms.

US Pat. No. 10,213,776

STA-20, A NOVEL MOLECULAR SIEVE FRAMEWORK TYPE, METHODS OF PREPARATION AND USE

Johnson Matthey Public Li...


US Pat. No. 10,213,775

PASSIVE NOX ADSORBER

Johnson Matthey Public Li...

1. An exhaust system for a lean burn engine comprising a NOx absorber catalyst for treating an exhaust gas from a lean burn engine and an emissions control device, the NOx absorber catalyst comprising:a first region comprising an oxygen storage material effective for protecting the molecular sieve catalyst by preventing the molecular sieve catalyst from becoming deactivated to NOx storage when exposed to rich exhaust gas conditions, and wherein the first region does not comprise platinum; and
a second region comprising a molecular sieve catalyst comprising a noble metal and a molecular sieve, wherein the molecular sieve contains the noble metal, and wherein the noble metal comprises palladium; and
a substrate having an inlet end and an outlet end;
wherein the second region is disposed at the outlet end of the substrate and the first region is disposed upstream of the second region at the inlet end of the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,213,771

SCM-11 MOLECULAR SIEVE, PROCESS FOR PRODUCING SAME AND USE THEREOF

SHANGHAI RESEARCH INSTITU...

17. A process for producing an SCM-11 molecular sieve, comprising:a step of contacting, under multiple step crystallization conditions, a first oxide source,
a second oxide source, an organic template, a fluorine source, and water, to obtain a molecular sieve, and optionally,
a step of calcining the obtained molecular sieve,
wherein the first oxide source is a silicon source, the second oxide source is a combination of the germanium source and the aluminum source,
wherein the multiple step crystallization conditions comprise crystallizating at 80-110 degrees Celsius for 8 hours to 2 days, and then at 120-160 degrees Celsius for 1-10 days, and
wherein the organic template is selected from a compound represented by the following formula (A), a quaternary ammonium salt thereof, and a quaternary ammonium hydroxide thereof,

wherein R1 and R2 are identical to or different from each other, each independently representing a C1-2 alkyl, and
a molar ratio of the first oxide source (as the first oxide), the second oxide source (as the second oxide), the organic template, the fluorine source (as F), and water is 1:(0.001-?):(0.1-1.0):(0.1-1.0):(4-40).

US Pat. No. 10,213,770

PROMOTED IRON CATALYSTS SUPPORTED ON CARBON NANOTUBES FOR FISCHER-TROPSCH SYNTHESIS

University of Saskatchewa...

1. A catalyst for use in the Fischer-Tropsch (FT) reaction comprising the formula (I):Cu—K—Mo—Fe  (I)
wherein
Cu is present in an amount of about 0.1 wt % to about 0.75 wt %;
K is present in an amount of about 0.1 wt % to about 1.5 wt %;
Mo is present in an amount of about 0.1 wt % to about 3 wt %; and
Fe is present in an amount of about 10 wt % to about 40 wt %; and
the remainder consisting essentially of a catalyst support, wherein the catalyst support is multi-walled carbon nanotubes (MWCNTs) having a surface area of at least about 220 m2/g; and
the Cu, K, Mo and Fe are deposited on the support by impregnation using an incipient wetness impregnation method wherein the order of deposition is (1) Fe and Cu, (2) K, and (3) Mo, with a drying step in between each deposition, and at least about 80% of the iron particles are located inside the carbon nanotubes
wherein the catalyst provides an activity of about 2.0 to about 5.6 mg hydrocarbons (HC/gFe/h, a CO conversion of greater than about 94% and a C5+ selectivity in the range of about 61 to about 76% in a Fischer-Tropsch reaction performed at a temperature in the range of about 270-285° C., a pressure in the range of about 2.2 to about 2.7 MPa, a H2/CO ratio of about 1 to about 2 and a gas hourly space velocity (GHSV) of about 3900 to about 7800 h?1.

US Pat. No. 10,213,769

METHOD FOR PRODUCING HYDROCARBON DEHYDROGENATION CATALYST USING SPONGE-TYPE SUPPORT

HEESUNG CATALYSTS CORPORA...

1. A method of preparing a catalyst for dehydrogenating paraffin having 9 to 13 carbon atoms, comprising:providing a sponge-type alpha alumina support having meso/macro pores that are connected to each other;
thermally treating the support at 800 to 1200° C. for 2 to 10 hr in an air atmosphere;
diluting platinum, tin and lithium with a volume of deionized water that corresponds to a total pore volume of the support to create a diluted solution;
adding a volume of alumina sol equal to 2% of the volume of deionized water to the diluted solution;
impregnating the platinum, the tin and the lithium of the diluted solution onto the support through incipient wetness impregnation, such that the platinum, tin and lithium are dispersed in the support so as to form a loaded support; and
firing the loaded support at 500 to 900° C. for 2 to 10 hr in an air atmosphere to form the catalyst.

US Pat. No. 10,213,767

CATALYST FOR PURIFYING THE EXHAUST GASES OF DIESEL ENGINES

1. Catalyst that comprises a carrier body with a length L, which extends between a first end face ‘a’ and a second end face ‘b’, anddifferently composed, catalytically-active material zones A, B, and C arranged on the carrier body, wherein
material zone A contains platinum or platinum and palladium with a weight ratio Pt:Pd of ?1 and, starting from end face ‘a’ or starting from end face ‘b’, extends along 70 to 100% of the length L, and
material zone B contains palladium or platinum and palladium and, starting from end face ‘b’, extends along a portion of the length L, and
material zone C contains SCR-active material and, starting from end face ‘a’, extends along a portion of the length L,
wherein material zone C is arranged above material zone A.

US Pat. No. 10,213,766

METHODS OF PREPARING A CATALYST

Chevron Phillips Chemical...

1. A method comprising:a) drying a support material comprising silica at temperature in the range of from about 150° C. to about 220° C. to form a dried support;
b) contacting the dried support with methanol to form a slurried support, wherein the methanol is dry methanol;
c) subsequent to b), cooling the slurried support to a temperature of less than about 60° C. to form a cooled slurried support;
d) subsequent to c), contacting the cooled slurried support with a titanium alkoxide to form a titanated support;
e) subsequent to d), adding water to the titanated support, in an amount ranging from about 0.1 to about 10 moles of water per mole of titanium, to produce hydrated titanated support; and
f) thermally treating the hydrated titanated support by heating to a temperature of equal to or greater than about 150° C. for a time period of from about 5 hours to about 30 hours to remove the methanol and water and yield a dried titanated support.

US Pat. No. 10,213,764

NANOSTRUCTURED SAND, PROCESS FOR PRODUCING NANOSTRUCTURED SAND, PROCESS FOR SEPARATING A POLLUTANT-WATER MIXTURE WITH THE NANOSTRUCTURED SAND AND FURTHER USES

UTE MARGITTA SCHNEIDER, ...

1. A nanostructured sand comprising one or more sand grains, wherein at least part of the sand grains has a diameter in the range of 0.1 mm to 10 mm and at least part of the sand grains exhibits a surface that is at least partially structured with one or more silicon-based nanoparticles, and the silicon-based nanoparticle(s) is/are composed of inorganic silicon-based nanoparticles which do not comprise any salts and have a particle diameter of 1 to 900 nm, with the proviso that the nanostructured sand is free of silicone and free of phosphate and free of organic compounds.

US Pat. No. 10,213,762

SILANE MIXTURES

AFFYMETRIX, INC., Carlsb...

1. A method of preparing an array of monomers or polymers comprising:providing a substrate including a silica surface or other silicon oxide-containing surface thereon;
contacting the silica or the other silicon oxide-containing surface of the substrate with a silanation composition comprising a mixture of a first compound and a second compound such that the first and the second compounds are covalently attached to the surface to form a silanation coating;
the first compound comprising a trialkoxy silyl group and a functional group, wherein said functional group is capable of supporting polymer synthesis and is selected from the group consisting of hydroxyl, amino and carboxyl; the first compound being selected from the group consisting of N-(3-(triethoxysilyl)-propyl)-4-hydroxybutyrarnide; N,N-bis(2-hydroxyethyl)-3-aminopropyltriethoxysilane; 3-((2 hydroxyethyl)methylamino)propyl-trimethoxysilane; N-(2-hydroxy-ethyl)-N,N-bis(trimethoxy-silylpropyl)-amine; 1,2-bis((2-hydroxyethyl)-(3 trimethoxysilylpropyl)aminoethane; 3-acetoxy-propyltrimethoxysilane; (trimethoxysilyloxy)-(C3-C12-alkyl)-(triethoxysilane); and 3-glycidoxypropyltriethoxysilane; and
the second compound comprising a trialkoxy silyl group and wherein the second compound in the mixture does not include the functional group of the first compound; the second compound being selected from the group consisting of 1,2-bis(trimethoxysilyl)-ethane; 1,3-bis(trimethoxysilyl)propane; 1,6-bis(trimethoxysilyl)hexane; 3-(N,N-dimethyl-amino)-propyl-trimethoxysilane; and N,N-bis(3-trimethoxysilylpropyl)-methylamine;
wherein the molar ratio of the first compound to the second compound in the mixture ranges from about 1:50 to 1:500;
and wherein the mixture of the first and second compounds in the silanation coating imparts increased hydrolytic stability to the coating;
protecting the functional group capable of supporting polymer synthesis of the first compound with a protecting group or reacting the functional group capable of supporting polymer synthesis of the first compound with a compound having a reactive group protected by a protecting group to provide the first compound of the silanation coating protected with the protecting group;
removing the protecting group of the first compound in selected regions of the silanation coating to provide an exposed functional or reactive group;
reacting said exposed functional or reactive group with the monomer or the polymer whereby the monomer or the polymer is coupled to the exposed group; and
repeating the steps of removing and reacting to produce the array of monomers or polymers.

US Pat. No. 10,213,760

CATALYTIC REACTORS COMPRISING DISTRIBUTED TEMPERATURE SENSORS

CompactGTL Limited, Lond...

1. A catalytic reactor comprisinga plurality of first flow channels including a catalyst for a first reaction;
a plurality of second flow channels arranged alternately with the first flow channels;
adjacent first and second flow channels being separated by a divider plate; and
a fibre optic cable distributed temperature sensor provided within the one or more first flow channels.

US Pat. No. 10,213,759

AUXILIARY REACTOR FOR BIOLOGICAL OR CHEMICAL TRANSFORMATION

SPINCHEM AB, Umea (SE)

12. A method for performing, by means of at least one solid reaction member(s), a biological or chemical transformation, or physical or chemical trapping from, or release of agents to, a fluidic media, comprising the steps of:a) providing the reactor arrangement according to claim 8;
b) adding at least one solid reaction member to a confinement of said flow distributor;
c) adding the fluidic media to the main reactor and the auxiliary reactor of the reactor arrangement; and
d) activating the means for rotating and/or oscillating the device;
whereby the biological or chemical transformation, or physical or chemical trapping from, or release of agents to, the fluidic media is initiated.

US Pat. No. 10,213,758

POLYMER AND DISPERSION

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RES...

1. A polymer consisting of a structure of Formula 1 or Formula 2:
wherein R1 is a C2-18 alkylene group or a C6-18 arylene group,
R2 is a C1-18 alkyl group, and
R3 is a functional group of Formula 3:

each of X1, X2, X3, X4, X5, and X6, being the same or different, is H or methyl;
each of p, q, and r, being the same or different, is an integer of 1 to 60;
R4 is —C2H4—, —C3H6—,
each of m and n, being the same or different, is an integer of 0 to 50, andm+n?0.

US Pat. No. 10,213,756

MAGNETIC DISC COUPLER

Whirlpool Corporation, B...

1. A blending appliance, comprising:a housing having a support base with a jar receiving area disposed above the support base;
a blender jar having a base portion and a receptacle portion;
an upper magnetic coupler disposed in the base portion of the blender jar;
a lower magnetic coupler disposed in the support base of the housing, wherein the upper and lower magnetic couplers are coupled to one another by a magnetic coupling when the blender jar is received in the jar receiving area, and further wherein rotation of the lower magnetic coupler rotates the upper magnetic coupler as magnetically coupled thereto; and
a mechanical brake mechanism configured to stop rotation of the upper magnetic coupler when the blender jar is removed from the jar receiving area by imparting frictional contact on the upper magnetic coupler.

US Pat. No. 10,213,755

WELLSITE MIXER SENSING ASSEMBLY AND METHOD OF USING SAME

SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY C...

1. A method of mixing a wellsite fluid, the method comprising:selectively passing components of the wellsite fluid into a tank at a wellsite;
disposing a mixer in the mixing tank, the mixer comprising a shaft, a paddle, and a mixer sensing assembly, the mixer sensing assembly having a fluid interface and a mixing sensor;
forming a mixture by moving the components about the tank with the mixer such that the fluid interface of the mixer sensing assembly is in the path of the fluid and the mixer is movable thereby;
determining fluid parameters of the wellsite fluid by measuring a strain on the mixer with the mixer sensor; and
adjusting an amount of at least one of the components based on the measured strain.

US Pat. No. 10,213,754

MIXING APPARATUS

Challenging Innovation Li...

1. Apparatus for mixing contents of a receptacle, the apparatus comprising:a rotary shaft equipped at a proximal end with a connection for removable attachment to a means of providing rotation, the rotary shaft having a mixing element fixedly connected at a distal end of said shaft opposite to said proximal end,
the mixing element comprising at least two arms at the distal most end of said shaft, a corkscrew neck on said shaft and a collar on said shaft positioned in between said at least two arms and said corkscrew neck,
wherein said at least two arms are configured in a first partially-open resting position and are moveable to a second fully-open operative position and
said mixing element further comprises a blade positioned across said shaft more proximally than said corkscrew neck.

US Pat. No. 10,213,753

HIGH-CAPACITY POLYMER SYSTEM AND METHOD OF PREPARING POLYMERIC MIXTURES

UGSI Chemical Feed, Inc.,...

1. A system for preparing a polymeric mixture comprising:a containment device configured to distribute dry polymeric materials;
a receiving chamber in fluid communication with the containment device;
a wetting bowl connected to the receiving chamber;
a dispersing channel in fluid communication with the wetting bowl; and
a mixing chamber connected to the dispersing channel, the mixing chamber comprising: (i) a first end comprising an opening; (ii) a second end located opposite the first end; (iii) a mechanical mixing device positioned between the first end and the second end; (iv) at least one water inlet port formed through a body of the mixing chamber between the first end and the mechanical mixing device; (v) at least one discharge port formed through a body of the mixing chamber between the second end and the water inlet port; and (vi) a funnel-shaped distribution apparatus extending from the first end of the mixing chamber to the mechanical mixing device, wherein a portion of an outside diameter of the funnel-shaped distribution apparatus decreases from the first end of the mixing chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,213,752

SYSTEM, METHOD AND CAPSULES FOR PRODUCING SPARKLING DRINKS

SO SPARK LTD., Herzeliya...

1. A method for producing sparkling drinks, the method comprising:providing pressure chamber and a pressure-sealable bottle-feeding pipe connectable to a bottle;
attaching a bottle filled with liquid to the pressure sealable bottle-feeding pipe in a pressure sealed manner;
placing a substance that includes sodium bicarbonate in the chamber;
pressure sealing the chamber; and
providing heat to the substance to heat the substance to a temperature in the range of 150-400 degrees Celsius to thermally decompose the sodium bicarbonate to release carbon dioxide.

US Pat. No. 10,213,751

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PREPARING A LIQUID MIXTURE

FormulaNow, LLC, Fargo, ...

1. A mixing apparatus comprising:a first recess configured to accept a cartridge comprising an internal puncture unit;
a puncturing system comprising:
a nozzle configured to puncture a lid of the cartridge when positioned in the first recess and further configured to provide liquid to the internal puncture unit of the cartridge; and
a mechanism configured to move the nozzle between a plurality of positions with respect to the cartridge including a first position in which the nozzle punctures the lid and a second position in which the nozzle and the internal puncture unit are moved toward a second membrane such that the internal puncture unit punctures the second membrane, wherein the mechanism includes an upper closure piece and a lower closure piece operatively coupled to one another to deform the cartridge when the cartridge is positioned within the first recess and the upper closure piece is closed on the lower closure piece to further aid the internal puncture in puncturing the second membrane;
a second recess configured to receive a receptacle to receive a mixture including the liquid from beneath the cartridges;
an interface module comprising a removable memory device that stores information about mixtures dispensed by the mixing apparatus; and
a processor operatively coupled to the interface module and configured to write the information about the mixtures dispensed by the mixing apparatus to the removable memory device, and wherein the removable memory device is configured to be communicatively coupled to another computer for downloading the information about the mixtures dispensed by the mixing apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,213,750

HYDROPHILICALLY MODIFIED FLUORINATED MEMBRANE (I)

Pall Corporation, Port W...

1. A composite hydrophilic porous membrane comprising a porous fluoropolymer support and a coating comprising a polymer having one or more perfluoroalkylthio pendant groups attached to the backbone of the polymer whose repeat unit is of the formula:
wherein * indicates the point of attachment of the perfluoroalkylthio pendant group.

US Pat. No. 10,213,749

SEPARATION MEMBRANE STRUCTURE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

NGK Insulators, Ltd., Na...

1. A separation membrane structure comprising;a porous support including through-holes which connect a first end surface and a second end surface,
a first glass seal configured to cover the first end surface, and
a separation membrane formed on an inner surface of the through-holes,
the first glass seal having a first seal body part and a first extension part, the first seal body part disposed on the first end surface, the first extension part connected to the first seal body part and disposed on the inner surface of the through-holes,
the separation membrane having a first connection part, at least a part of the first connection part disposed on the first extension part of the first glass seal, and
a first thickness of the first connection part being less than or equal to 10 microns, greater than a center thickness at a longitudinal center of the separation membrane, and less than or equal to 3.2 times the center thickness at the longitudinal center of the separation membrane.

US Pat. No. 10,213,747

MEMBRANES FOR GAS SEPARATION

Ohio State Innovation Fou...

1. A membrane comprising:a support layer; and
a selective polymer layer disposed on the support layer, the selective polymer layer comprising an oxidatively stable carrier dispersed within a hydrophilic polymer matrix,
wherein the oxidatively stable carrier is selected from the group consisting of a quaternary ammonium hydroxide-containing polymer, a quaternary ammonium fluoride-containing polymer, and combinations thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,213,746

SELECTIVE INTERFACIAL MITIGATION OF GRAPHENE DEFECTS

Lockheed Martin Corporati...

1. A method comprising:disposing a first reactant on a first side of a two-dimensional material including defects;
disposing a second reactant on a second side of the two-dimensional material such that the first reactant and second reactant undergo a polymerization reaction and form polymer regions filling the defects; and
after the polymerization reaction forms the polymer regions, adhering the polymer regions to a support structure.

US Pat. No. 10,213,745

HOLLOW FIBER CARTRIDGES AND COMPONENTS AND METHODS OF THEIR CONSTRUCTION

Refine Technology, LLC, ...

1. A hollow fiber filter cartridge comprising:1) multiple hollow fibers prearranged in a unit cluster, in a geometric arrangement selected from a the group consisting of a hexagon, a square, a rectangle, a triangle, a polygon, a circle and an oval, wherein unit clusters are combined and symmetrically expanded by bonding of adjacent unit clusters to each other in the form of the unit cluster pattern, thereby forming bundles that are made of specifically arranged unit clusters, and wherein the cartridge comprises end cap openings into which the bundles are fitted, such that the fibers of the unit clusters, the bundles, and the end cap openings are in the same geometric arrangement, the geometric arrangement being selected from the group consisting of a hexagon, a square, a rectangle, a triangle, a polygon, a circle and an oval; wherein the hollow fibers are parallel to each other, wherein there is spacing between adjacent fibers in a unit cluster or bundle, each bundle comprising a first bundle end and a second bundle end, said fibers in each unit cluster within the bundle optionally pretwisted by rotation along the long axis of the, fibers,
2) a housing shell, said shell comprising a first end and a second end, each end comprising an opening,
3) a first shell end cap, said cap covering the opening in the first end of the housing shell, said cap comprising a plurality of openings, and
4) a second shell end cap, said cap covering the opening in the second end of the housing shell, said cap comprising a plurality of openings,
wherein the bundles are aligned in parallel within the housing shell,
wherein a segment of each bundle is fitted into an opening in the first shell end cap and is sealed against said opening by means of a potting agent, and
wherein a second segment of each bundle is fitted into an opening in the second shell end cap and is sealed against said opening by means of a potting agent (or fixative).

US Pat. No. 10,213,744

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR WATER TREATMENT

Evoqua Water Technologies...

1. A water treatment system for producing water for irrigation, the system comprising:an electrodialysis apparatus including one or more monovalent ion selective membranes and having an inlet fluidly connectable to a source of water to be treated having a concentration of dissolved salts of between 500 mg/L and 5,000 mg/L, a diluate outlet, and a concentrate outlet;
a nanofiltration apparatus positioned downstream of the electrodialysis apparatus and having an inlet fluidly connectable to the diluate outlet of the electrodialysis apparatus, a permeate outlet, and a retentate outlet;
an irrigation distribution system fluidly connectable to the retentate outlet of the nanofiltration apparatus and with the diluate outlet of the electrodialysis apparatus;
a diverting system including a valve configured to vary an amount of diluate from the electrodialysis apparatus directed to the irrigation distribution system and an amount of diluate from the electrodialysis apparatus directed to the nanofiltration apparatus; and
a second diverting system including a second valve and configured to vary an amount of permeate from the nanofiltration apparatus directed to the electrodialysis apparatus as concentrate makeup through a conduit providing direct fluidic communication between the second valve and an inlet of a concentrating compartment of the electrodialysis apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,213,743

PROCESS FOR PREPARING MEMBRANES

Fujifilm Manufacturing Eu...

1. A process for preparing an ion-exchange membrane having a textured surface profile comprising the steps (i) and (ii):(i) applying a radiation-curable composition to a membrane in a patternwise manner; and
(ii) irradiating and thereby curing the radiation-curable composition present on the membrane;
wherein the radiation-curable composition comprises:
a) 10 to 65 wt % of curable ionic compound(s) comprising one ethylenically unsaturated group;
b) 3 to 60 wt % of crosslinking agent(s) comprising at least two ethylenically unsaturated groups and having a number average molecular weight below 800;
c) 0 to 70 wt % of inert solvent(s);
d) 0 to 10 wt % of free-radical initiator(s); and
e) 0.5 to 25 wt % of thickening agent(s) comprising an inorganic filler in a form which has a BET surface area greater than 50 m2/g.

US Pat. No. 10,213,742

MICRO FLOW FILTRATION SYSTEM AND FLOW FILTRATION METHOD

Hoffmann-La Roche, Inc., ...

1. A micro flow filtration system, wherein the system (100) comprises a fluid circuitry (3) and first reservoir (1) outside of the circuitry (3) suitable for containing a fluid, the fluid circuitry (3) comprising:a tangential flow filtration module (10) (TFF-module) having a feed inlet (18), a retentate outlet (19), a permeate outlet (20) and a semipermeable membrane (21) capable of separating the fluid sample into a retentate stream and a permeate stream upon passage of the fluid sample into the tangential flow filtration module (10) through the feed inlet,
a second reservoir (2) integrated into the fluid circuitry (3) having a reservoir inlet (11) and reservoir outlet (12) both in connection to the circuitry (3),
a pump (5) for creating and driving a fluid flow of the fluid sample through the fluid circuitry (3) and the tangential flow filtration module (10),
a plurality of conduits (14) forming the fluid circuitry, through which a fluid stream of the fluid sample is conducted, together with the second reservoir (2), the TFF-module (10) and the pump (5);whereinthe volume of the outside first reservoir (1) is significantly larger than the volume of the second reservoir (2);
the first reservoir (1) outside of the circuitry (3) is connected to the circuitry (3) via connection conduit (31) wherein the connection conduit (31) only allows that the fluid flows unidirectionally out of the first reservoir (1) into the circuitry (3), wherein the connection conduit (31) comprises a back-pressure valve so that fluid is prevented from flowing back from the circuitry (3) into the first reservoir (1);
the concentration of the fluid in the first reservoir (1) is constant; and
the micro flow filtration system has a concentration factor of at least 100.

US Pat. No. 10,213,741

EXHAUST GAS PURIFICATION CATALYST FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

MITSUBISHI JIDOSHA KOGYO ...

1. An exhaust gas purification catalyst for an internal combustion engine, the exhaust gas purification catalyst being disposed in an exhaust gas passage of the engine and comprising:a substrate;
a catalyst layer formed on a surface of the substrate; and
a catalyst component supported on the catalyst layer,
wherein the catalyst layer comprises:
a first catalyst layer exposed to an exhaust gas flow; and
a second catalyst layer formed between the first catalyst layer and the substrate,
wherein a second catalyst upstream layer formed on an upstream side of the second catalyst layer with respect to the exhaust gas flow includes at least one precious metal of palladium and platinum, as well as an oxygen storage material as the catalyst component,
wherein a first catalyst downstream layer formed on a downstream side of the first catalyst layer with respect to the exhaust gas flow includes the at least one precious metal of the palladium and the platinum, as well as the oxygen storage material as the catalyst component,
wherein an amount of the oxygen storage material in the first catalyst downstream layer is larger than an amount of the oxygen storage material in the second catalyst upstream layer,
wherein a density of the at least one precious metal of the palladium and the platinum supported on the second catalyst upstream layer is higher than a density of the at least one precious metal of the palladium and the platinum supported on the first catalyst downstream layer, and
wherein the exhaust gas purification catalyst further comprising a connecting portion that connects a second catalyst downstream layer formed on a downstream side of the second catalyst layer and a first catalyst upstream layer formed on an upstream side of the first catalyst layer.

US Pat. No. 10,213,740

DEVICE, PROCESS, AND CATALYST INTENDED FOR DESULFURIZATION AND DEMERCAPTANIZATION OF GASEOUS HYDROCARBONS

START-CATALYST LLC, Mosc...

1. A device for desulfurization and demercaptanization of a gaseous hydrocarbon medium, comprising:a catalytic reactor containing an organic solvent of a catalyst for H2S oxidation and RSH oxidation into sulfur and disulfides respectively,
a sulfur-separating unit,
a means for withdrawing a sulfur solution from the reactor into the sulfur-separating unit,
at least one means for supplying into the reactor a gas to be purified and an oxygen-containing gas,
a means for outputting a purified gas from the reactor,
wherein the sulfur-separating unit comprises a means for sulfur extraction,
wherein a reactor design and a catalyst composition provide for at least a 99.99% conversion of hydrogen sulfide and mercaptans into sulfur and disulfides, and
wherein the catalyst comprises mixed-ligand complexes of transition metals, the mixed-ligand complexes comprising cupric chloride and an amide,
wherein the catalyst comprises a metal to amine ratio of at most 40 percent metal by weight and at least 60 percent amine by weight.

US Pat. No. 10,213,739

DUST REMOVAL AND DESULFURIZATION OF FCC EXHAUST GAS

Jiangnan Environmental Pr...

1. An apparatus for using ammonia to treat fluid catalytic cracking tail-gas, the apparatus comprising:a flow-through heat-exchanger in thermal communication with a flow that includes the tail-gas, the heat exchanger including a liquid coolant that is materially isolated from the flow;
downstream, along the flow, from the heat-exchanger, a dust-removal vessel that includes a washing-liquid spray layer configured to spray washing liquid against the flow to remove dust from the flow;
downstream from the dust-removal vessel, a sulfur dioxide absorption vessel that supports a liquid circuit configured to:
provide an ammonia-bearing liquid to a sprayer that is directed against the flow; and
recirculate the liquid, after passing through the sprayer, to the sprayer; and
a denitrification system configured to remove nitrogen oxides from the flow, the denitrification system disposed upstream along the flow, from the heat exchanger, and upstream from the dust-removal vessel;
the dust-removal vessel further comprising, transverse to the flow:
a demister,
first sprayers in a first washing-liquid spray layer; and,
below the first layer, second sprayers in a second washing-liquid spray layer;
wherein the sprayers are configured to direct washing-liquid against the flow.

US Pat. No. 10,213,738

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR INCREASING THE SERVICE LIFE AND/OR CATALYTIC ACTIVITY OF AN SCR CATALYST AND CONTROL OF MULTIPLE EMISSIONS

1. A method for controlling the selenium speciation in a flue gas generated from the combustion of at least one biomass-based fuel and/or in a gas phase of at least one piece of emission control equipment where a flue gas stream in the at least one piece of emission control equipment is generated from the combustion of at least one biomass-based fuel, the method comprising the steps of:(a) providing at least one biomass-based fuel to a furnace, or boiler;
(b) subjecting the at least one biomass-based fuel to a staged combustion process, wherein the staged combustion process produces gaseous selenium and/or gaseous selenium compounds;
(c) providing at least one metal-bearing compound to a combustion zone or flue gas stream of the furnace, or boiler, prior to entry of the flue gas into an SCR at a point that is both prior to entry of the flue gas into an SCR as well as after a point that where the majority of one or more selenium and/or selenium compounds are converted and/or oxidized into selenium (VI) ions; and
(d) permitting the at least one metal-bearing compound to react with any selenium and/or selenium compounds present in the combustion zone, flue gas, and/or the gas phase of at least one piece of emission control equipment,
wherein the at least one metal-bearing compound is provided in an amount that permits the control of the selenium speciation in one or more of the combustion zone, flue gas, and/or one or more gas phases present in the at least one piece of emission control equipment thereby resulting in a reduction in the amount, or concentration, of selenium (VI) ions emitted from, or contained in the combustion zone, the flue gas and/or from any one or more gas phases present in the at least one piece of emission control equipment.

US Pat. No. 10,213,737

RAIL MOUNTING DESICCANT UNIT

Mohan Instrumentation Ser...

1. Apparatus for absorbing humidity inside an electrical enclosure and indicating absorption of said humidity, comprising:a housing for a desiccant,
said housing being configured for attachment to a rail inside said electrical enclosure; and
said housing comprising:
a transparent window;
a channel configured for receiving a bolt; and
a clamp mechanism at a base of said channel for securing said housing onto said rail.

US Pat. No. 10,213,736

METHOD FOR SEPARATING CARBON DIOXIDE AND APPARATUS FOR SEPARATING CARBON DIOXIDE

SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY...

1. A carbon dioxide separation method comprising the steps of:feeding a mixed gas that contains at least carbon dioxide and water vapor to a carbon dioxide separation membrane that contains a hydrophilic resin and a carbon dioxide carrier;
separating, from the mixed gas, a permeation gas that contains the carbon dioxide by use of the carbon dioxide separation membrane;
adjusting temperature of gas which contacts the carbon dioxide separation membrane so that a temperature difference between the mixed gas fed to the carbon dioxide separation membrane and the permeation gas which has permeated the carbon dioxide separation membrane is not lower than 0° C. and not higher than 20° C.; and
adjusting pressure of the permeation gas which has permeated the carbon dioxide separation membrane,
the pressure of the permeation gas which has permeated the carbon dioxide separation membrane and water vapor partial pressure in the mixed gas fed to the carbon dioxide separation membrane satisfying the following formula (1):
2.5 kPaA<(pressure of permeation gas)<(water vapor partial pressure in mixed gas)   (1).

US Pat. No. 10,213,735

CATALYTIC LAYER AND USE THEREOF IN OXYGEN-PERMEABLE MEMBRANES

Consejo Superior de Inves...

1. A catalytic activation layer in an oxygen-permeable membrane, wherein the catalytic activation layer comprises at least one porous structure formed by particles of ceramic oxides, said particles linked to each other, conducting oxygen ions and electronic carriers, coated with nanoparticles made of a catalyst which has a composition with the following formula:A1-x-yBxCyOR whereinA is selected from Ti, Zr, Hf, lanthanide metals and combinations thereof;
B and C are metals selected from Al, Ga, Y, Sc, B, Nb, Ta, V, Mo, W, Re, Mn, Sn, Pr, Sm, Tb, Yb, Lu and combinations thereof;
A must always be different from B,
0.01?x?0.5;
0?y?0.3; and
wherein R represents the molar content of oxygen, which is determined by the molar composition of the remaining metal elements of the composition;and wherein said catalytic activation layer has a thickness comprised between 5 and 100 ?m, a porosity comprised between 10 and 60% and pores with an average size comprised between 0.1 and 5 ?m and a content of supported catalyst on the porous structure between 0.5 and 10% by weight of the porous structure.

US Pat. No. 10,213,733

GAS DENITRATION PROCESS AND APPARATUS

BEIJING BOYUAN HENGSHENG ...

1. A process for removing NO from a mixed gas, comprising:a. oxidizing NO in the mixed gas using an oxidizing agent to produce NO2;
b. removing NO2 in the mixed gas by absorption using a denitration agent to obtain a NO2-enriched denitration agent and a NO2-removed mixed gas; and
c. treating the NO2-enriched denitration agent to obtain a NO2-lean denitration agent and using the NO2-lean denitration agent as the dentritration agent in step b, and
wherein said denitration agent is a hydroxide or carbonate solution containing Li, Na, K, Mg, Ca, or mixtures thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,213,732

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TREATMENT OF A FLUE GAS

GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY,...

1. A method for treatment of a flue gas, the method comprising:feeding the flue gas and a lean solvent to an absorber;
reacting the flue gas with the lean solvent within the absorber to generate a clean flue gas and a rich solvent;
feeding the clean flue gas from the absorber and water from a source, to a wash tower to separate a stripped portion of the lean solvent from the clean flue gas to generate a washed clean flue gas and a mixture of the water and the stripped portion of the lean solvent; and
treating at least a portion of the mixture of the water and the stripped portion of the lean solvent by:
separating a water phase portion from a solvent phase portion of at least the portion of the mixture of the water and the stripped portion of the lean solvent via a decanter within a separation system; and
feeding the water phase portion from the decanter to a distillation device within the separation system via a bypass path; and separating at least a portion of the water from the water phase portion via the distillation device to generate a solvent portion.

US Pat. No. 10,213,730

PROCESS FOR ACID GAS TREATMENT AND POWER GENERATION

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A system, comprising:an acid gas treatment unit operable to treat an acid gas stream comprising hydrogen sulfide, the acid gas treatment unit comprising:
a fuel reactor operable to receive the acid gas stream and calcium oxide, the fuel reactor further operable to react the hydrogen sulfide with the calcium oxide to produce calcium sulfide and a first gas stream comprising water vapor and carbon dioxide;
an oxidizer reactor operable to receive the calcium sulfide and a first air stream, the oxidizer reactor further operable to produce calcium sulfate and an oxygen-lean second air stream, the oxygen-lean air stream comprising no more than 15% by weight oxygen: and
a calciner reactor operable to receive the oxygen-lean second air stream and calcium carbonate, the calciner reactor further operable to produce the calcium oxide and a second gas stream, the second gas stream comprising carbon dioxide.

US Pat. No. 10,213,729

HYDROCARBON GAS DECARBONATION METHOD

IFP ENERGIES NOUVELLES, ...

1. A method of decarbonating a hydrocarbon gas by washing with an absorbent solution, wherein the following stages are carried out:a) contacting the gas with the absorbent solution so as to obtain a CO2-depleted gas and a CO2-laden absorbent solution,
b?) expanding the CO2-laden absorbent solution to obtain a gas containing a major part of light hydrocarbons co-absorbed by the absorbent solution,
b) heating and expanding the expanded CO2-laden absorbent solution from step b?) at a predetermined pressure and temperature so as to release a hydrocarbon-containing gaseous fraction and to obtain a hydrocarbon-depleted absorbent solution, the temperature and the pressure providing the gaseous fraction comprising at least 50% of the hydrocarbons contained in the CO2-laden absorbent solution and at most 35% of the CO2 contained in the CO2-laden absorbent solution,
c) thermally regenerating the hydrocarbon-depleted absorbent solution by stripping or distillation so as to release a CO2-rich gaseous effluent and to obtain a regenerated absorbent solution.

US Pat. No. 10,213,728

METHOD FOR SEPARATING CARBON DIOXIDE FROM A GAS FLOW, IN PARTICULAR FROM A FLUE GAS FLOW, AND SEPARATING DEVICE FOR SEPARATING CARBON DIOXIDE FROM A GAS FLOW, IN PARTICULAR FROM A FLUE GAS FLOW

Siemens Aktiengesellschaf...

9. A separating device for separating off carbon dioxide from a gas stream, comprisingan absorber for separating off carbon dioxide from the gas stream by a scrubbing medium, and
a desorber that is flow-coupled to the absorber for liberating carbon dioxide that is absorbed in the scrubbing medium,
a cooling device flow-connected to the desorber to form a condensate,
a purification device, comprising a reverse osmosis plant, wherein the purification device is flow-connected to the cooling device,
wherein the purification device is equipped and constructed to remove degradation products from the condensate formed in the cooling device by reverse osmosis, and
a recirculation line and a feed line, wherein the reverse osmosis purification device for recirculating purified condensate is flow-coupled via the recirculation line to the feed line of the desorber.

US Pat. No. 10,213,727

CO2 RECOVERY DEVICE AND CO2 RECOVERY METHOD

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A CO2 recovery method comprising:a CO2 absorption process of bringing a gas to be treated into contact with a CO2 absorption liquid, thereby causing CO2 contained in the gas to be treated to be absorbed by the CO2 absorption liquid; and
a CO2 absorption liquid regeneration process of heating the CO2 absorption liquid, which has absorbed CO2, in a CO2 absorption liquid regeneration tower, to release CO2 from the CO2 absorption liquid to regenerate the CO2 absorption liquid,
wherein the CO2 absorption liquid regeneration process includes measuring a liquid surface level of the CO2 absorption liquid in a second storage part which is to be supplied from the CO2 absorption liquid regeneration tower to the CO2 absorption tower, and controlling the liquid surface level of the CO2 absorption liquid between a first storage part and the second storage part on the basis of the measured liquid surface level.

US Pat. No. 10,213,726

CO2 RECOVERY UNIT AND CO2 RECOVERY METHOD

Mitsubishi Heavy Industri...

1. A CO2 recovery unit comprising:a CO2 absorber in which a gas containing CO2 contacts a CO2-absorbing solution that absorbs the CO2 in the gas;
a CO2-absorbing solution regenerator that heats the CO2-absorbing solution that has absorbed the CO2, releases the CO2 from the CO2-absorbing solution, and regenerates the CO2-absorbing solution; and
at least one of:
a CO2 recovery rate controller that controls a difference between an actual measured value and a target value of a recovery rate of the CO2 to be within a predetermined range by changing, based on the actual measured value and the target value of the CO2 recovery rate, a circulation amount of the CO2-absorbing solution to be supplied to the CO2 absorber and a supply amount of saturated steam to be supplied to a regeneration heater of the CO2-absorbing solution regenerator; and
a CO2 recovery amount controller that controls a difference between an actual measured value and a target value of a recovery amount of CO2 to be within a predetermined range by changing, based on the actual measured value and the target value of the CO2 recovery amount, the circulation amount of the CO2-absorbing solution to be supplied to the CO2 absorber and the supply amount of the saturated steam to be supplied to the regeneration heater of the CO2-absorbing solution regenerator;
wherein the CO2 recovery rate controller controls the CO2 recovery rate through a proportional calculation and an integration calculation based on the difference between the actual measured value and the target value of the CO2 recovery rate.

US Pat. No. 10,213,725

DIAGNOSTIC BREATHER DRYER

Des-Case Corporation, Go...

1. A breather for a reservoir, said breather comprising:a housing;
a first opening in the housing configured to be in fluid communication with air outside of the reservoir;
a second opening in the housing configured to be in fluid communication with air inside of the reservoir;
desiccant positioned within the housing such that air passing through the breather from the outside to the inside of the reservoir must pass through the desiccant;
a first humidity sensor positioned within the housing, wherein the first humidity sensor is operable to provide a first humidity signal indicative of a first humidity level adjacent the first humidity sensor and the first humidity sensor is substantially surrounded by the desiccant;
a second humidity sensor positioned within the housing, wherein the second humidity sensor is operable to provide a second humidity signal indicative of a second humidity level adjacent the second humidity sensor and the second humidity sensor is positioned within the housing such that air passing through the breather from the inside of the reservoir to the desiccant must pass by the second humidity sensor; and
a controller electrically connected to the first humidity sensor and the second humidity sensor, wherein the controller is operable to determine an end of life condition of the breather as a function of the first humidity signal received from the first humidity sensor and the second humidity signal received from the second humidity sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,213,724

FLUID FILTER APPARATUS HAVING FILTER MEDIA WOUND ABOUT A WINDING FRAME

Baldwin Filters, Inc., K...

1. A filter element defining a longitudinal axis and first and second axial ends of the filter element, the filter element comprising:a winding frame defining a frame axis, extending substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis of the filter element, and first and second oppositely facing axial ends of the winding frame disposed at opposite ends of the winding frame along the frame axis;
the winding frame having a length, width and thickness thereof, with the length extending substantially along the frame axis between the first and second axial ends of the winding frame, the width extending substantially orthogonally to the frame axis, and the thickness extending substantially orthogonally to both the frame axis and the width of the winding frame;
a length of fluted filter media wound about the winding frame with the flutes of the fluted filter media oriented substantially longitudinally to the frame axis, to thereby provide for filtration of a flow of fluid passing substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis through the filter element;
wherein the winding frame has a substantially smooth, non-corrugated outer peripheral surface and is a rigid structure formed of elongated segments, joined so as to surround non-circular empty spaces.

US Pat. No. 10,213,723

FILTER ELEMENT HAVING A FILTER BELLOWS

1. A filter element for fluids, comprising:a filter bellows made of a sheet of filter medium, the filter medium sheet folded in into zig-zag pleats, each pleat having:
a first pleat fold edge arranged on a prefiltration surface of the filter bellows; and
an opposite second pleat fold edge arranged on an opposite post filtration surface of the filter bellows;
each pleat having:
a first pleat end edge extending from the first pleat fold edge on the prefiltration surface, to the opposite second pleat fold edge arranged on the post filtration surface;
a second pleat end edge extending from the first pleat fold edge on the prefiltration surface, to the opposite second pleat fold edge arranged on the post filtration surface, the first and second pleat end edges arranged at opposites ends of the pleat fold edges of the pleat;
wherein the first pleat end edges of the pleats form a first end surface extending from the prefiltration surface to the opposite post filtration surface of the filter bellows on the first pleat end edges;
wherein the second pleat end edges of the pleats form an opposing second end surface of the filter bellows, extending from the prefiltration surface to the opposite post filtration surface of the filter bellows on the second pleat end edges;
wherein a first group of side-by-side pleats have the first pleat end edges extending obliquely to the first fold edge or to the second fold edge such that, the first group of side-by-side pleats have the first pleat end edge on the first end surface of the filter bellows that has a different length relative to a length of the second pleat end edge on the second end surface of the filter bellows;
wherein the pleat end edges of adjacent pleats are directly sealed onto each other by at least one trace of a sealant in the form of a support glue bead between the pleat end edges of adjacent pleats;
wherein the first group of side-by-side pleats at the first end surface of the filter bellows has first pleat end edges running oblique to the second pleat end edges of the first group of side-by-side pleats such that the first end surface twists or deflects along it length from end to end, such that the prefiltation surface at the second portion of pleats has a different pleat fold edge length than a pleat fold edge length of same respective pleats at the post filtration surface of the filter bellows.

US Pat. No. 10,213,722

HEAT SEALED RECYCLABLE FILTER

Columbus Industries, Inc....

1. A gas filter comprising:(a) a filtration media element including at least a first gas-permeable layer disposed in an overlapping orientation with a second gas-permeable layer, the first and second layers defining a void between a major surface of the first layer and a facing major surface of the second layer, the first layer attached to the second layer at least at a first line of attachment formed near a first edge of the first and second layers, at a second line of attachment formed near a second, opposing edge of the first and second layers and at an attachment termination point that is substantially centrally located on the filtration media element, the filtration media element having a first media end and an opposite, second media end; and
(b) a rigid support disposed in the void, the support having a first support portion that extends from the first media end toward the attachment termination point, the support also having second and third support portions that extend from the first support portion toward the second media end with a gap between the second and third support portions in which the attachment termination point is disposed.

US Pat. No. 10,213,721

AIR FILTER ARRANGEMENT

1. An air filter arrangement comprising:an open rectangular frame comprised of four frame sides joined together and defining a frame opening;
an air filter element comprised of a pleated sheet of porous material said pleats together making up said air filter element able to be expanded by pulling said pleats apart to respective end of said frame to fill said frame opening;
a magnetic element attached to each pleat at an end of said air filter element magnetically attracted to a respective one of said pair of opposite frame sides to hold said air filter element in an expanded state drawn across said frame opening;
a filter element lattice restraint held within said frame opening on one side of said expanded air filter element and secured therein;
a slot defined on one side of each of said frame four sides receiving perimeter edges of said lattice restraint with said air filter element spaced outside said slot to minimize contact therebetween.

US Pat. No. 10,213,720

LIQUID SEPARATOR

ATLAS COPCO AIRPOWER, NAA...

1. A liquid separator comprising:a vessel with an inlet for a liquid/gas mixture, said vessel defining a space which is sealed at the top by means of a lid, and in said lid is situated an outlet to discharge treated gas, wherein, in said space;
a shield is provided extending around said outlet and said lid, and;
a filter element is provided within said shield, such that an outlet zone is defined between the shield and the filter element;
wherein said outlet zone is in connection with said outlet,
wherein said shield comprises a bottom wall with at least one inlet opening and connection means for attaching said filter element onto said bottom wall, said connection means being configured such that said filter element, in a mounted condition, extends around said inlet opening from the bottom wall within a chamber defined by said shield, said lid, and said bottom wall,
wherein said connection means includes a snap-in connection,
wherein said connection means comprise a male part and a female part configured to co-operate, one of said male part and female part being provided on said bottom wall and the other of said male part and female part being provided on a connector body of said filter element, and
wherein the male part of each connection means extends in a direction generally perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the filter element, wherein the male part comprises an elliptical portion and a circular portion, wherein the elliptical portion and the circular portion overlap such that the fish-shaped portion is realised and that the female part comprises at least one flexible lips that is arranged so as to form a semicircle, wherein the female part comprises two flexible lips that are arranged to form half of a split circle, wherein a split is present between the lips, and wherein one of the at least one flexible lips is provided with an extended side portion that forms a guidance part of the male part.

US Pat. No. 10,213,719

CAM LOCK SYSTEM FOR RECIPROCATING AIR COMPRESSOR INLET FILTER

Westinghouse Air Brake Te...

6. A method of retaining an air filter element within an air intake filter housing, the method comprising:providing an annular filter housing for enclosing the air filter element;
providing a filter end cap sized to close an open end of the filter housing, the filter end cap comprising an opening therein so as to allow a mechanical element disposed within an interior of the filter housing to extend therethrough;
inserting the air filter element into the filter housing;
enclosing the open end of the filter housing with the filter end cap;
connecting a cam lock device to the mechanical element, wherein the cam lock device comprises:
a clevis rod having a first end and a second end, the clevis rod connected on the second end thereof to the mechanical element bolt disposed within the interior of the filter housing;
a cam lever; and
a filter clamp coupled to the cam lever and having a cam surface thereon, the filter clamp pivotally connected to the first end of the clevis rod such that rotation of the cam lever and filter clamp in a first direction provides a clamping force to secure the filter end cap upon the open end of the filter housing;
wherein the filter clamp comprises two flat surfaces, a first flat surface of the two flat surfaces corresponding to an open condition of the cam lock device when the cam lever and filter clamp are rotated in the first direction, and a second flat surface of the two flat surfaces corresponding to a closed condition of the cam lock device when the cam lever and filter clamp are rotated in a second direction;
a spring carrier disposed at the second end of the clevis rod;
a spring disposed on the clevis rod and restrained between the spring carrier and a washer disposed on the clevis rod; and
wherein the cam surface engages the washer and pivotal movement of the cam handle and filter clamp causes compression of the spring via the washer to apply clamping force to the filter end cap to removably secure the filter end cap on the open end of the filter housing and to secure the air filter element within the enclosed filter housing.

US Pat. No. 10,213,718

AIR INTAKE WATER SEPARATOR

CUMMINS FILTRATION IP, IN...

1. An air intake duct comprising:a plurality of louvers forming an air inlet to a housing, each louver including:
an inlet section, and
an angled section, the angled section inclined with respect to the inlet section;
the housing positioned downstream of the plurality of louvers in an air flow direction, the housing including a drain configured to permit separated water from an intake air passing through the plurality of louvers and into the housing to be drained from the housing;
a ramp configured to guide separated water out of the plurality of louvers; and
an inner inlet duct that provides the intake air to a component, the inner inlet duct extending into an internal volume defined by the housing and positioned downstream of the plurality of louvers in the air flow direction, the inlet duct extending above the drain by a distance thereby forming a well in the housing between a top of the inner inlet duct and the drain.

US Pat. No. 10,213,717

DEVICE FOR INTRODUCING A FLUID MEDIUM INTO A CONTAINER

Linde Aktiengesellschaft,...

1. A device for introducing a fluid medium into a container, comprising:a container for receiving the medium,
a pipeline for introducing the medium into an interior of the container, the pipeline having a pipeline portion, which is arranged in the interior of the container, and having a hollow-cylindrical casing, which extends along a cylinder axis of the pipeline portion,
the casing having on a downwardly facing underside an opening for introducing the fluid medium into the interior of the container,
the opening having two first edge portions that extend along the cylinder axis and two arcuate second edge portions that lie opposite one another, the arcuate second edge portions connecting the two first edge portions to one another,
a plate-shaped baffle element that is fixed to the casing being arranged underneath the opening, so that fluid medium emerging from the opening strikes the baffle element,characterizedin that at least one plate-shaped first directing element for guiding the fluid medium is provided, the at least one first directing element extending perpendicularly to the cylinder axis and proceeding from an upper side of the baffle element that is facing the opening and projecting through that opening into the interior of the pipeline portion.

US Pat. No. 10,213,715

FLUID FILTER WITH LOCALIZED FLOW ATTACHMENT

Cummins Filtration IP, In...

1. An outer cap for an exterior of a fluid filter housing, the outer cap comprising:a stem configured to communicate a fluid to be filtered to the fluid filter housing, configured to communicate the fluid out of the fluid filter housing, and configured to localize fluid flow both into and out of the outer cap;
a flow separator configured to maintain separate flow channels for the fluid flowing into and out of the outer cap, the stem and flow separator formed within the outer cap such that the combination of the stem, flow separator, and outer cap are formed as a single component;
a seal structure disposed about an outer surface of the stem, the seal structure configured to substantially prevent or confine leakage from the stem; and
an endplate sealingly engaged with an outer annular surface of the flow separator, the endplate configured to engage a filter cartridge within the fluid filter housing,
wherein the outer cap is configured to attach to the fluid filter housing, the fluid filter housing is configured to contain the filter cartridge, and at least a portion of the fluid filter housing is configured to contact the fluid.

US Pat. No. 10,213,714

FILTER HEATER ARRANGEMENT

GE HEALTHCARE BIO-SCIENCE...

1. A filter heater arranged to enclose a filter, the filter heater comprising:two similar body part halves, each body part half comprising:
a resistive heater disposed on an inside thereof and configured to heat the filter, and
a protruding handle on one side thereof,
wherein the protruding handles are kept together by a spring mechanism such that pinching the protruding handles towards each other will force the sides of the two body part halves opposite the protruding handles open away from each other, and wherein the filter is to be disposed therein between the two body part halves and when releasing the protruding handles, the two body part halves close together, thereby encompassing the filter therein.

US Pat. No. 10,213,713

FILTER CARTRIDGE PROVIDED WITH MEANS FOR DRAINING WATER AND A RELATIVE FILTER GROUP

UFI FILTERS S.P.A., Port...

1. A filter cartridge (30) for filtering fuel comprising: a filter wall (31) having a tubular conformation, a first support plate (32) fixed to an end of the filter wall (31) and a second support plate (33) fixed to the opposite end of the filter wall, a support core (40, 61, 81) coaxially inserted internally of the filter wall (31) and provided with radial openings (44, 66, 88) for passage of the fuel, the support core (40, 61, 81) comprising, at an end thereof, a housing seating (100, 101, 102) of a hydrophobic wall (50, 70, 90) having a tubular shape which is positioned coaxially internally of the core, the hydrophobic wall (50, 70, 90) comprising a support shank (51, 71, 91), configured to be housed in the housing seating (100, 101, 102) and provided with at least a portion (55,75, 95) of a bypass conduit which enables placing an internal volume of the filter wall (31) in fluid communication with an outlet hole (320) arranged in the first support plate (32), wherein the housing seating (100, 101, 102) comprises at least an annular abutment (46, 64, 84) which defines an internal hole (460, 640, 840) for housing a vertical portion (512, 713, 913) of the support shank (51, 71, 91).

US Pat. No. 10,213,712

LIQUID FILTER ASSEMBLY

Haier US Appliance Soluti...

1. A liquid filter assembly defining an axial direction, a radial direction, and a circumferential direction about the axial direction, the liquid filter assembly comprising:a filter medium extending along the axial direction between a first end and a second end, the filter medium defining an interior passage to receive liquid passed through the filter medium;
a housing disposed about the filter medium from a closed end to an inlet end, the closed end being positioned proximate the first end of the filter medium, the inlet end being positioned proximate the second end of the filter medium, the housing defining a liquid inlet at the inlet end;
a manifold including a first protrusion extending toward the filter medium along the axial direction, the first protrusion defining a liquid outlet in fluid communication with the interior passage;
a first end cap disposed radially inward from the housing at the first end, the first end cap being in engagement with the filter medium and the filter housing;
a second end cap disposed radially inward from the housing at the second end, the second end cap being in sealed engagement with the filter medium and the manifold, the second end cap defining a passage extending along the axial direction from the interior passage to the liquid outlet; and
a first interlocking ring fixed to the housing to engage a second interlocking ring fixed to the manifold, each of the first interlocking ring and the second interlocking ring including a locking finger, each locking finger including a base extending along the axial direction and a platform extending from the base along the circumferential direction.

US Pat. No. 10,213,711

FILTER ASSEMBLY FOR REMOVING HIGH MOLECULAR WEIGHT HYDROCARBONS FROM LIQUIFIED PROPANE GAS

Donaldson Company, Inc., ...

1. A filter assembly for removing high molecular weight hydrocarbons having greater than 16 carbon atoms from liquefied propane gas, the filter assembly comprising:a first filter housing having an inlet and an outlet, the first filter housing containing a quantity of activated carbon having a first total functional adsorption capacity for removing high molecular weight hydrocarbons from the liquefied propane gas, the activated carbon having a surface area of at least about 500 m2/g and an average pore size of at least 20 Angstroms; and
a second filter housing having an inlet and an outlet, the second filter housing containing a quantity of a nonwoven web having a second total functional capacity for removing the high molecular weight hydrocarbons from the liquefied propane gas, wherein the non-woven web is formed of nanofibers and has a pore size of less than about 25 microns, and wherein the nanofibers are formed from polymers selected from the group consisting of nylon, polyvinylidene chloride, polyvinylidene fluoride, polyvinyalchohol, and polysulfone/poly(N-vinyl lactam) alloy;
at least one conduit for connecting the outlet of the first filter housing to the inlet of the second filter housing;
wherein said second total functional adsorption capacity of said quantity of a nonwoven web is no more than 10 percent of said first total functional adsorption capacity of said quantity of activated carbon, and wherein the quantity of a nonwoven web demonstrates at least a 25 percent increase in resistance to a flow of the liquefied propane gas upon or before reaching said second total functional adsorption capacity.

US Pat. No. 10,213,710

FILTER ASSEMBLY

NTF Holding B.V., Maassl...

1. Filter assembly for a liquid medium comprising a filter housing made-up from a first and a second housing part, each of the housing parts having a first and second end wall respectively, and each of the housing parts having a circumferential wall, which surrounding the first and second end wall, respectively, the filter housing having an internal space defined by the end walls and extending to the circumferential walls;wherein the first and second housing parts in combination surround a first, a second and a third layer of filter material located in the internal space;
wherein one of the first and second housing parts of the filter assembly further has an outlet, while the other of the first and second housing parts further has an inlet for the medium;
wherein within this the internal space is located a spacer element with an open structure and upstanding ribs between which chambers are defined, interconnected via cut-outs in the ribs;
in which respective end edges of the ribs define a first and a second end plane, which first end plane defines a first abutment plane for the first layer of filter material and which second end plane defines a second abutment plane for the second layer of filter material;
a fluid passage being provided through the spacer element and the first and second layers of filter material, crossing respective main planes thereof;
wherein the first layer of filter material is lying between the first abutment plane and the first end wall;
wherein the second layer of filter material is lying between the second abutment plane and the second end wall;
wherein the third layer of filter material is lying between the second layer of filter material and the second end wall;
wherein a space between the third layer of filter material and the second end wall, and the chambers in the spacer element, are in connection with the outlet of the filter assembly;
wherein a space between the first layer of filter material and the first end wall is connected to the inlet of the filter assembly;
wherein the spacer element extends across the entire internal space of the filter housing;
wherein the respective second and third layers of filter material each constitute a discrete, independent layer of which the respective end edges are sealingly interconnected; and
wherein the second and third layers extend, together with the spacer element, across the entire internal space of the filter housing.

US Pat. No. 10,213,709

FILTER ELEMENT AND HYDRAULIC CIRCUIT WITH SUCH A FILTER ELEMENT

RT-FILTERTECHNIK GMBH, F...

1. A filter element, comprising:a tubular and pleated filter medium having a central longitudinal axis;
first filter pleats having a first pleat height;
second filter pleats having a second pleat height 85 to 95 percent of said first pleat height, said first and second pleats being arranged in an alternating sequence providing a greater effective filtering surface than if said pleated filter medium had filter pleats having a uniform pleat height of said first pleat height, providing a corresponding flow-through of a fluid to be filtered resulting in an overall lower surface load to said filter medium and providing a lower flow-through velocity of fluid during filtration, thereby resulting in a reduced static charge of said filter medium during filter element operation; and
planar sections of said filter pleats each extending in a plane containing an entire length of said central longitudinal axis.

US Pat. No. 10,213,708

FORMULATIONS OF HOMOPOLYMERS BASED ON ALKYL ACRYLATES USED AS ANTIFOAMING AGENTS IN HEAVY AND SUPER-HEAVY CRUDE OILS

INSTITUTO MEXICANO DEL PE...

1. A process for inhibiting or reducing foam formation comprising the step of feeding crude oil containing natural gas or volatile compounds and having a density of 10 to 40° API to a gas-liquid separation apparatus at a temperature of 50 to 120° , and adding an antifoaming agent formulation in an amount of 100 to 1500 ppm to reduce foam formation by at least 20% by volume relative to the crude oil without the antifoaming agent, said antifoaming agent formulation consisting of an alkyl acrylate homopolymer of formula (1) having a molecular weight of 1,000 to 180,000 Daltons dispersed in an organic solvent and substantially in the absence of water
where:
R1 and R2 are independent radicals where
R1 is selected from the group consisting of H (hydrogen) and CH3 (methyl);
R2 is selected from the group consisting of CH3 (methyl), C2H5 (ethyl), C4H9 (n-butyl, isobutyl),
C6H13 (n-hexyl, iso-hexyl), C8H17 (2-ethyl-hexyl) C8H17 (n-octyl), C10H21 (n-decyl, iso-decyl),
C12H25 (n-dodecyl), C18H37 (n-octadecyl), C8H9O (2-phenoxyethyl), C3H7O (2-methoxyethyl), and C5H11O2 (2-(2-methoxyethoxy)-ethyl); and
x is an integer number from 2 to 900.

US Pat. No. 10,213,707

CONTINUOUS PROCESS FOR PURIFICATION OF STEVIOL GLYCOSIDES FROM STEVIA LEAVES USING SIMULATED MOVING BED CHROMATOGRAPHY

Orochem Technologies, Inc...

1. A continuous process for the purification of steviol glycosides in a crude steviol glycoside extract comprising Rebaudioside A, Rebaudioside C, stevioside, other steviol glycosides, water, tri-terpenes, sterols, flavonoids, volatile oils, pigments, gums, proteins, carotenoids, chlorophyll, vitamins, phospholipids, saccharides, solid insolubles and salts, said process comprising:a) passing the crude steviol glycoside extract to a first filtration zone comprising a microfiltration filter having a pore size of less than about 0.2 ?m to remove at least a portion of the solid insolubles to provide a filtered steviol glycoside extract;
b) passing the filtered steviol glycoside extract and a first mobile phase desorbent stream consisting of water to a first swing bed simulated moving bed zone comprising a plurality of first swing adsorbent beds containing a hydrophobic resin selective adsorbent to adsorb Rebaudioside A, Rebaudioside C, stevioside, and other steviol glycosides to provide a first swing bed extract stream comprising Rebaudioside A, Rebaudioside C, stevioside, water, and other steviol glycosides and a first group of impurities including proteins, vitamins, phospholipids, saccharides, and salts, and to provide a primary first swing bed raffinate stream comprising Rebaudioside A, Rebaudioside C, stevioside, water, and other steviol glycosides and a secondary first swing bed raffinate comprising water, tri-terpenes, sterols, flavonoids, carotenoids chlorophyll, volatile oils, pigments, and gums and combining at least a portion of the primary first swing bed raffinate with the first swing bed extract stream wherein the hydrophobic resin selective adsorbent comprises an aromatic non-polar copolymer of styrene-divinyl benzene resin;
c) passing the first swing bed extract stream to a first nanofiltration zone to remove at least a portion of water from the first swing bed extract stream to provide a first nano retentate stream and a first nano permeate stream comprising water;
d) passing the first nano retentate stream and a second mobile phase desorbent comprising water to a second swing bed simulated moving bed zone comprising a plurality of second swing adsorbent beds which are disposed in pairs wherein a first second swing adsorbent bed in each pair contains a strongly acidic cation exchange resin and a second second swing adsorbent bed in each pair contains a weakly basic anion exchange resin, said plurality of second swing adsorbent beds in the second swing bed simulated moving bed zone being divided into an adsorption/desorption zone wherein each pair of second swing adsorbent beds is disposed in serial fluid communication and a regeneration zone wherein a first pair of second swing adsorbent beds is in serial communication and a second pair of second swing adsorbent beds comprise a regeneration zone cation bed and a regeneration zone anion bed, wherein the first nano retentate stream and a second mobile phase desorbent are intermittently passed to the adsorption/desorption zone to adsorb salts, pigment and proteins from the first nano retentate stream to provide a second swing bed elute stream comprising steviol glycosides, water, phospholipids, and saccharides, and on desorption with the second mobile phase desorbent provide a second swing bed raffinate stream comprising water, proteins, pigments and salts, and the regeneration zone comprises simultaneously passing a second swing bed water wash stream to the first pair of second swing adsorbent beds in the regeneration zone and simultaneously and sequentially passing a basic wash stream, the second swing bed water wash stream, an acid wash stream, and the second swing bed water wash stream to condition the regeneration zone cation bed, and simultaneously and sequentially passing the basic wash stream and the second swing bed water wash stream to condition the regeneration zone anion bed to regenerate the regeneration zone and provide a second swing bed waste water stream which is admixed with the second swing bed raffinate stream;
e) passing the second swing bed elute stream and a third mobile phase desorbent stream comprising water to a polishing bed simulated moving bed zone, said polishing bed simulated moving bed zone comprising a plurality of polishing bed adsorbent beds containing a hydrophobic interaction resin selective for first eluting a polishing zone total raffinate stream comprising saccharides and phospholipids, and to provide a polishing bed extract stream comprising steviol glycosides, said polishing bed extract stream comprising water and an enhanced amount of steviol glycosides relative to the amount of steviol glycosides in the crude steviol glycosides;
f) passing the polishing bed extract stream to a second nanofiltration zone to remove at least a portion of water from the polishing bed extract stream to provide a second nano retentate stream and a second nano permeate stream comprising water; and,
g) passing the second nano retentate stream to a drying zone to remove the water and provide a solid steviol glycoside product comprising Rebaudioside A, Rebaudioside C and Stevioside and having a sweet steviol glycoside concentration greater than about 95% (w/w) on an anhydrous basis.

US Pat. No. 10,213,706

PROCESS AND APPARATUS FOR PURIFICATION OF ACRYLIC ACID

Sulzer Chemtech AG, Wint...

1. An apparatus (10) for the purification of a crude acrylic acid composition containing maleic anhydride as an impurity being configured for carrying out a melt crystallization process comprising the steps of:(a) carrying out at least one dynamic melt crystallization stage (14, 14a, 14b, 14c, 14d) with the crude acrylic acid composition to prepare a first purified acrylic acid composition and a first residue containing at least 3.5% by weight maleic anhydride,
(b) adding a solvent (26) which is capable of dissolving maleic anhydride to the first residue in an amount that the weight ratio of the solvent to the maleic anhydride is 0.3 or more to prepare a ratio-adjusted residue, and
(c) carrying out at least one further dynamic melt crystallization stage and/or at least one static melt crystallization stage (18, 18a, 18b) with the ratio-adjusted residue to prepare a second purified acrylic acid composition and a second residue,
wherein the apparatus (10) comprises:
a first melt crystallization section (12) for (a) carrying out at least one dynamic melt crystallization stage (14, 14a, 14b, 14c, 14d) with the crude acrylic acid composition to prepare a first purified acrylic acid composition and a first residue, wherein the first melt crystallization section (12) has an inlet for the crude acrylic acid composition, an outlet for the first purified acrylic acid composition and an outlet for the first residue, wherein the outlet for the first purified acrylic acid composition and the outlet for the first residue may be the same,
means (26) for (b) adding a solvent to the first residue and for adjusting a predetermined weight ratio of the solvent to the first residue to prepare a ratio-adjusted residue and
a second melt crystallization section (16) for (c) carrying out at least one further dynamic melt crystallization stage or at least one static melt crystallization stage (18, 18a, 18b) with the first residue to prepare a second purified acrylic acid composition and a second residue, wherein the second melt crystallization section (16) has an inlet being arranged downstream of the means (26) for introducing the solvent to the first residue and the inlet being in fluid communication with the outlet for the first purified acrylic acid composition.

US Pat. No. 10,213,705

PROCESS FOR RECOVERING PROCESSING LIQUIDS FROM STREAMS CONTAINING ALKALINE EARTH METAL SALTS

CCR Technologies, Ltd., ...

1. A process for recovering a processing liquid from a feed stream comprising said processing liquid, water, at least one component less volatile than said processing liquid, and at least one alkaline earth metal cation, said process comprising:introducing said feed stream into a first heating zone to volatilize said water to produce a vapor stream and a residuum stream, said vapor stream comprising water and any vaporized portion of said processing liquid, said residuum stream containing processing liquid, at least some of said less volatile component, and any solids originally present in said feed stream or formed in said first heating zone;
recovering and treating said vapor stream to produce purified processing liquid;
passing at least a portion of said residuum stream through a second heating zone to produce a heated recycle stream;
introducing said heated recycle stream into said first heating zone;
introducing at least one precipitant into said first heating zone, said precipitant comprising an anion which reacts with said cation to form a substantially water-insoluble precipitate of said alkaline earth metal cation; and
removing at least some of said solids including at least some of said precipitate from said first heating zone.

US Pat. No. 10,213,703

VIEWING INSTRUMENT FOR A TOY GUN

1. A viewing instrument for a toy, comprising:an optical module having a first light pathway for conveying visible light reflected from an object to an eye of a user viewing the object;
a thermal radiation detecting module having a thermal radiation detector adapted to detect thermal radiation emitted from the object being viewed to thereby generate one or more signals;
an aiming module having at least one visible light-emitting member electrically connected with the thermal radiation detecting module for receiving the one or more generated signals;
wherein the at least one visible light-emitting member of the aiming module is adapted to emit light of at least a first color in response to a first generated signal of the one or more generated signals, and to emit light of at least a second color in response to a second generated signal of the one or more generated signals, the emitted light of at least the first or the second color is arranged to pass through a mark-carrying filter provided in front of the at least one visible light-emitting member, such that a visible mark having a shape corresponds to the mark carried by the filter and comprising the respective color is projected along the first light pathway to the eye of the user to indicate information based on the detected thermal radiation of the object being viewed.

US Pat. No. 10,213,702

TOY RACETRACK WITH MOVEABLE LOOP PORTION

Mattel, Inc., El Segundo...

1. A toy racetrack comprising:a toy vehicle launch section;
a support tower positioned a distance away from said toy vehicle launch section;
a loop track section pivotably mounted to said support tower for movement between a first position in which the loop track section does not engage the toy vehicle launch section and a second position in which the loop track section forms a continuous track portion at an exit end of said toy vehicle launch section; and
a target flag pivotably mounted to said support tower, said target flag having a first position in which said target flag is in alignment with the exit end of said toy vehicle launch section when said loop track section is in said first loop track section position,
wherein said target flag is mechanically linked to said loop track section, wherein movement of said target flag away from said first target flag position causes movement of said loop track section towards said second loop track section position.

US Pat. No. 10,213,701

PASSENGER RESTRAINT FOR UPRIGHT, STRADDLE-TYPE SEATING IN AN AMUSEMENT PARK RIDE VEHICLE

DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC.,...

1. A vehicle for use in an amusement park ride with upright, straddle-type passenger seating, comprising:a vehicle body with a base and a center pedestal portion extending upward from an upper surface of the base;
a seat assembly including a seat pan mounted on the center pedestal portion between a front end and a rear end of the vehicle body, wherein a passenger seated on the seat pan straddles the center pedestal portion with a left leg on a left side of the center pedestal portion and a right leg on a right side of the center pedestal portion; and
a passenger restraint system comprising a lap bar assembly and a lap bar pivotal mount element pivotally supporting the lap bar assembly within the vehicle body to pivot about a rotation axis passing through the vehicle body between the seat pan and the front end of the vehicle body,
wherein the lap bar assembly comprises a lap bar, a left side leg shield coupled to the lap bar pivotal mount element at a first end and to the lap bar at a second end, and a right side leg shield coupled to the lap bar pivotal mount element at a first end and to the lap bar at a second end, and
wherein the lap bar, the left side leg shield, and the right side leg shield rotate about the rotation axis as a unitary member.

US Pat. No. 10,213,700

EMERGENCY-EGRESS, ZIP-LINE SYSTEM AND METHOD

1. A method of operating a zip line, the method comprising:providing a track line suspended between an upper location and a lower location corresponding thereto;
providing a support separate from yet proximate the track line, proximate the upper tower;
providing a first trolley having weight and comprising a roller operably connected to run along the track line;
providing a second trolley similarly configured and connected between the first trolley and the upper tower;
unloading the weight of the first and second trolleys from the track line, while remaining operably connected thereto, by the support vertically supporting the first and second trolleys;
suspending a first rider from the first trolley and a second rider from the second trolley;
releasing sequentially the first trolley and the second trolley from the support to engage (load) separately, and then descend simultaneously along, the track line toward the lower tower.

US Pat. No. 10,213,699

ZIP TRACK AND SYSTEM

Ropes Courses, Inc., All...

1. A zip track system comprising:a fixed beam zip track connected at one end to a structure, and at another end, to another structure;
the fixed beam zip track having a puck support and a wheel support;
a member that is movably disposed within and displaced along the fixed beam zip track;
the member also movably disposed within a challenge course integrally connected to the fixed beam zip track;
the member having a puck that may slide above the puck support;
the member having a rotating member that may roll above the wheel support;
the rotating member being disposed on the member downwardly from the puck;
wherein a vertical distance between the puck support and the wheel support may increase such that the puck is in frictional contact with the puck support and the rotating member is not contacting the wheel support.

US Pat. No. 10,213,698

DECISION MAKING SYSTEM FOR A USER TO MANAGE A SPORTS TEAM PLAYING A VIRTUAL GAME OVER A MEDIA FEED TO EVALUATE THEIR DECISION MAKING PERFORMANCE

SPORTS MAXIMIZATION INC.,...

1. A decision making system for a user to manage a sports team playing a virtual game, wherein the virtual game represents a real sports game received from a media feed, the decision making system comprising:a user database for storing information about users;
a sports database for storing information related to each sport, including each game move for each sport, rules and regulations associated with each sport, and updated real-time statistics of each team and each player playing the sport;
a decision model module coupled with the sports database, which determines possible game moves from the current on-field state of the real game, further the decision model module calculates a score based on the probability of winning the sports game after each possible game move using statistical information of teams and players, and rules and regulations; and
a processing unit coupled with the user database, the sports database, and the decision model module, wherein the processing unit automatically processes a data stream of the real sports game received from the media feed to automatically extract and automatically display both the game moves and the current on-field situation of the real sports game, said processing unit comprising:
a game data module to display the current state of the virtual game automatically extracted from the real sports game received from the media feed, wherein the current state indicates the current on-field situation of the real sports game;
a game move module to display at least two game moves allowing the user to select at least one of the game moves to manage the sports team in the current state of the virtual game, wherein the game moves are extracted from the decision model module on processing of the media feed by the processing unit;
a score module to display the score associated with the user's selected game move in the game move module, wherein the score provides the user with feedback on their decision making ability to manage the virtual game concurrent to the real sports game, wherein the score is based on the probability of winning the sports game after each possible game move.

US Pat. No. 10,213,697

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MULTI-SOURCE ARRAY PROCESSING

FUNKITRON, INC., Boxford...

1. A system for multi-source array processing, comprising:a memory device, configured according to a logical table, said logical table including:
a first plurality of logical cells, arranged in a plurality m of logical rows and a plurality l of logical columns;
a second plurality of logical cells, arranged in a plurality of n logical rows and a plurality l? of logical columns equal in number to the plurality l of logical columns, each cell of the second plurality of logical cells corresponding to at least one cell of the first plurality of logical cells, and the second plurality of logical cells associated with a first direction;
a third plurality of logical cells, arranged in a plurality of o logical rows and a plurality l? of logical columns equal in number to the plurality l of logical columns, each cell of the third plurality of logical cells corresponding to at least one cell of the first plurality of logical cells, and the third plurality of logical cells associated with a second direction different from the first direction; and
a processor configured to replace the contents of a cell of the first plurality of logical cells with the contents of a cell of either (i) the second plurality of logical cells, or (ii) the third plurality of logical cells, and iteratively shift the contents of at least one other cell of the first plurality of logical cells in respectively (i) the first direction, or (ii) the second direction.

US Pat. No. 10,213,696

ADAPTATION OF GAMING APPLICATIONS TO PARTICIPANTS

1. A method comprising:receiving, by a first device comprising a processor and a memory, a selection associated with a gaming application, the selection requesting interaction, via a voice channel, between the first device and a second device, the first device associated with a first participant of the gaming application, and the second device associated with a second participant of the gaming application;
retrieving, by the first device, a profile associated with the first participant, wherein the profile comprises information of the first participant determined by a background check associated with the first participant of the gaming application;
determining, by the first device, from the profile, that the first participant is associated with criminal activity; and
in response to determining that the first participant is associated with criminal activity, disabling, by the first device, an ability of the first device to establish the voice channel between the first device and the second device.

US Pat. No. 10,213,695

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PROCESSING GAMING DATA

Koplar Interactive System...

1. A method comprising:receiving, using a receiver of a mobile electronic device, a content signal from a signal source device;
detecting, using a processor of the mobile electronic device, a trigger in the content signal that is received;
continuing play of a gaming application on a display of the mobile electronic device responsive to detection of the trigger using gaming data stored in the mobile electronic device; and
receiving user input on the mobile electronic device during presentation of the gaming application to allow a user of the mobile electronic device to play the gaming application that is enhanced by the gaming data.

US Pat. No. 10,213,694

NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE MEDIUM, INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, AND METHOD

GREE, INC., Tokyo (JP)

1. A non-transitory computer-readable medium including computer program instructions, which when executed by an information processing system comprising one or more physical processors, cause the information processing system to:store a plurality of game media in association with information corresponding to each of the plurality of game media, the information including at least a first parameter having a first value when the game media is in a first state and a second value when the game media is in a second state;
receive a user instruction to combine at least a first game medium with a second game medium;
change the first value of the second game medium of the first state by a first amount after combining the first game medium and second game medium and change the second value of the second game medium of the second state by a second amount, which is different from the first amount, after combining the first game medium and the second game medium; and
execute a game according to the first value when the second game medium is used in the game in the first state and according to the second value when the second game medium is used in the game in the second state.

US Pat. No. 10,213,692

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TOY RECOGNITION

1. A system for recognizing real-world toy objects from one or more images, the system comprising a model creation system and a recognition system:wherein the model creation system comprises one or more processors and a training database and wherein the training database is configured to store annotated digital images, each annotated digital image depicting a real-world toy object and being annotated with an object identifier identifying the depicted real-world toy object;
wherein the model creation system is configured to:
train a convolutional classification model based on at least a subset of the annotated digital images to predict a matching object identifier when the convolutional classification model is presented with a digital image of a real-world toy object, wherein the recognition system comprises an image capturing device and one or more processors and wherein the recognition system is configured to:
capture at least one image of a real-world toy object;
use the trained convolutional classification model to predict a matching object identifier from the captured image;
obtain, based on the predicted object identifier, stored information including connectivity information indicative of how the real-world toy object can be detachably connected to toy construction elements of a toy construction system; and
insert a virtual toy object corresponding to the recognized physical toy object into a virtual world as a virtual construction element attached to a virtual construction model.

US Pat. No. 10,213,691

SCHEMES FOR USING AUDIO UPDATES TO LINK REAL-LIFE EVENTS TO GAME EVENTS AFTER RELEASE OF THE GAME

Sony Interactive Entertai...

1. A system for retrieving and presenting event responses, the system comprising:a dynamic event response storage, comprising a computer memory device, adapted to store event responses;
an event response update module adapted to update the event responses in the dynamic event response storage; and
an event processing module implemented on a processor and adapted to:
receive an event generated in a computer simulated game on a computer system in response to changes in a game state during play of the computer simulated game;
select at least one event response from the dynamic event response storage based on the event; and
present, in the computer simulated game on the computer system, an audio track of the at least one event response to a user, wherein the audio track comprises spoken commentary of the event generated in the computer simulated game and the spoken commentary references a real world event occurring after a software program for implementing the computer simulated game has been released; and
wherein the at least one event response is updated in the dynamic event response storage after the real world event and before the event generated in the computer simulated game.

US Pat. No. 10,213,690

DETERMINING REAL-WORLD EFFECTS FROM GAMES

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A method, comprising:performing, by one or more computing devices:
receiving, from a user device, user input to modify a game object;
modifying the game object in response to the user input according to an object model that specifies characteristics of a physical object;
generating performance data corresponding to the modified game object responsive to game play using the modified game object; and
providing the performance data to at least the user device.

US Pat. No. 10,213,689

METHOD AND SYSTEM MODELING SOCIAL IDENTITY IN DIGITAL MEDIA WITH DYNAMIC GROUP MEMBERSHIP

Massachusetts Institute o...

1. A digital media system modeling social categories of a virtual identity, comprising: an engine comprising a processor and a memory configured to execute the non-transitory steps of: defining a plurality of modeling categories according to identity characteristics of the virtual identity; modeling a degree of a membership in a category for a member of the category, wherein each category comprises a plurality of features shared in varying degrees by one or more members of the category that impact interactions with other virtual identities; and simulating changes to the membership; and determining a naturalization trajectory comprising a change of the degree of membership in a category over time of the virtual identity, wherein the degree of membership comprises a gradient value in a category feature; an application interface comprising an interactive graphical interface representing a visual representation of user interaction and category membership that dynamically changes as category membership changes; and an epistemology configured to store and retrieve the features of the category.

US Pat. No. 10,213,688

SOCIAL AND PROCEDURAL EFFECTS FOR COMPUTER-GENERATED ENVIRONMENTS

WARNER BROS. ENTERTAINMEN...

1. A method comprising:providing, by a processor, a data signal configured for an output device, wherein the data signal encodes a first game for play in a simulated three-dimensional (3D) environment by a first user;
controlling a characteristic parameter of a 3D object or character included in the simulated 3D environment based on an event in a second game played by a second user not in synchrony with the first game, wherein the second game is independent of the first game prior to the event, and the event includes an interaction between an avatar of the second user and at least one of a non-player character or avatar operated in the second game.

US Pat. No. 10,213,687

INFORMATION PROCESSING SYSTEM, INFORMATION PROCESSING METHOD, INFORMATION PROCESSING PROGRAM, AND COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM ON WHICH INFORMATION PROCESSING PROGRAM IS STORED

SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAI...

1. A non-transitory computer readable medium having stored thereon a program for causing a terminal having a processor to execute steps comprising:transmitting, using the processor, terminal information representing a type of the terminal to a server,
acquiring program identification information from a user for identifying a program selected by a user utilizing a touch screen of the terminal;
transmitting, using the processor, the program identification information to the server,
receiving, from the server, image information,
wherein the received image information comprises a superimposed image formed by superimposing a plurality of operating images at fixed positions over a program image according to received arrangement information, and
wherein the received image information is determined based upon the transmitted terminal information and transmitted program identification information; and
displaying the image information on a display screen of the terminal, and
providing input to the program using the plurality of operating images,
wherein each operating image is a graphic symbol, and touch operations performed on the graphic symbols are converted into input signals from a game controller originally used to control the program.

US Pat. No. 10,213,686

MODELING COMPLEX ENVIRONMENTS USING AN INTERCONNECTED SYSTEM OF SIMULATION LAYERS

Daybreak Game Company LLC...

1. A method of communicating data relating to a computer implemented virtual environment between an online game server system having a game engine and a rule engine and a game client system, the virtual environment having a layer of cells of data corresponding to a variable, the method comprising:altering, with the online game server system, a datum in a first cell of a layer according to data in cells adjacent to the first cell;
sending the altered datum from the online game server system to the game client system;
resolving, with the game client system, the altered datum into at least two cells corresponding to the first cell; and
displaying, with the game client system, the at least two cells.

US Pat. No. 10,213,685

SEPARABLE URL GAMING SYSTEM

Bally Gaming, Inc., Las ...

1. A system for enabling an original network to leverage resources of a supplementary network while substantially maintaining an architecture of the original network, comprising:an initial network having an original architecture, wherein the initial network has original functionality resources, the initial network comprising an initial network server and one or more initial network processors; and
an auxiliary network connecting to the original architecture of the initial network and in operative association with the initial network, and wherein the auxiliary network comprises (i) an auxiliary network server including enhanced functionality resources and (ii) a locator server for assigning directions to each of the enhanced functionality resources;
wherein the initial network leverages the enhanced functionality resources of the auxiliary network.

US Pat. No. 10,213,684

DEVICE AND SYSTEM FOR GENERATING AND AUTOMATICALLY CONTROLLING A FORCE FOR MOVING A MOVEABLE ELEMENT LOCATED IN REAL TIME

STARBREEZE PARIS, Paris ...

1. A device for generating and automatically controlling a displacement force of a mobile entity of which the position and the orientation are determined in real time, the device comprising:displacement means for generating (535) at least one displacement force, said displacement means being controllable to generate a force in several different directions;
reception means (505, 520) for receiving a radio-frequency signal;
emission means (515) for emitting an electromagnetic signal, said electromagnetic signal being emitted in response to an activation signal, said emitted electromagnetic signal enabling a determination of a real-time location of a mobile entity comprising said device; and
control means (510) connected to said reception means and to said emission means, said control means being configured to
control said displacement means to generate in response to control information from a received radio-frequency signal from a remote entity via said reception means, and
generate the activation signal in response to synchronization information from a received radio-frequency signal from the remote entity via said reception means.

US Pat. No. 10,213,683

GAME CONTROLLER CALIBRATION AND GAME SYSTEM USING GAME CONTROLLER

NINTENDO CO., LTD., Kyot...

1. A game system comprising:a main body apparatus; and
a game controller,
the game controller including:
an analog stick,
a memory configured to store correction parameter information including a first manufacturing process correction parameter value determined in a manufacturing process in connection with the analog stick, a first user correction parameter value determined in accordance with an operation by a user onto the analog stick in connection with the analog stick, and a first model adjustment value corresponding to a model of the game controller in connection with the analog stick, and
a first control circuit configured to transmit the correction parameter information stored in the memory to the main body apparatus,
the main body apparatus including a second control circuit, wherein
the second control circuit is configured to:
select any of the first manufacturing process correction parameter value and the first user correction parameter value included in the transmitted correction parameter information as a first correction parameter value, and
perform game processing based on the first correction parameter value, the first model adjustment value, and input data from the analog stick.

US Pat. No. 10,213,682

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR UNIQUELY IDENTIFYING PHYSICAL TRADING CARDS AND INCORPORATING TRADING CARD GAME ITEMS IN A VIDEO GAME

ACTIVISION PUBLISHING, IN...

1. A method of facilitating a printing of trading cards for use with a video game, the method being implemented in a computer system having one or more physical processors programmed with computer program instructions which, when executed by the one or more physical processors, cause the computer system to perform the method, the method comprising:obtaining, by the computer system, information related to a first portion of a first trading card that is unique to the first trading card and information related to a second portion of the first trading card that is common to a set of trading cards;
obtaining, by the computer system, information related to a first portion of a second trading card that is unique to the second trading card, wherein the second trading card further comprises a second portion that is common to the set of trading cards, and corresponds to the second portion of the first trading card;
providing, by the computer system, the information related to the first portion of the first trading card to a printing system;
providing, by the computer system, the information related to the second portion of the first trading card to the printing system;
providing, by the computer system, an indication to the printing system that the information related to the second portion of the first trading card is to be used to print a corresponding second portion of the second trading card;
providing, by the computer system, the information related to the first portion of the second trading card to the printing system;
wherein the first trading card is printed based on the information related to the first portion of the first trading card and the information related to the second portion of the first trading card; and
wherein the second trading card is printed based on the information related to the first portion of the second trading card, the information related to the second portion of the first trading card, and the indication that the information related to the second portion of the first trading card is to be used to print a corresponding second portion of the second trading card.