US Pat. No. 10,392,849

ASSEMBLY AND METHOD TO SLOW DOWN AND GENTLY CLOSE DOOR

FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES,...

17. A motor vehicle door assembly comprising:a door; and
a selective power assist device having a manual mode and a power mode, the selective power assist device comprising:
a motor selectively operatively coupled to the door when in the power mode;
a clutch interposed between the motor and the door;
a brake assembly; and
a controller for controlling the motor, the clutch, and the brake assembly;
wherein the controller actuates the brake assembly upon an occurrence of a predetermined door angular velocity or a predetermined door angular position to thereby alternate the selective power assist device between the manual mode, wherein the clutch is actuated to an disengaged position and the motor is operatively decoupled from the door, and the power mode, wherein the clutch is actuated to an engaged position and the motor is coupled from the door.

US Pat. No. 10,392,848

DAMPING OR RETURN DEVICE FOR SLIDING DOOR LEAVES

BORTOLUZZI SISTEMI S.P.A....

1. A damping or return device for sliding door leaves of furniture, the device comprising:a steel pin which is associated with a door leaf of furniture and slideably and axially interacts within a magnet constituted by a diametrically differently-polarized collar comprising mutually coupled first and second portions having opposing polarities.

US Pat. No. 10,392,847

DOOR HINGE CLOSING MECHANISM

1. In a door assembly having a door and a door frame and a door hinge mechanism the improvement comprising:a hinge bracket that is coupled to a portion of the door frame;
a torsion bar about which the door rotates between an open and a closed position, the torsion bar having a first end and a second end, the first end of the torsion bar being coupled to the door so as to rotate with the door,
a structure having a central bore that extends therethrough, which structure is located within the door,
a force adjustment mechanism which releases built-up potential energy in the torsion bar in a controlled manner so as to close the door in a controlled manner,
the force adjustment mechanism being located within the central bore and coupled between the second end of the torsion bar and the hinge bracket,
wherein the torsion bar extends outward from the central bore.

US Pat. No. 10,392,846

SHOWER DOOR SYSTEM WITH GRAVITY HINGE

C.R. LAURENCE CO., INC., ...

1. A shower door and hinge assembly comprising:a shower door having a weight and an upper horizontal edge and a lower horizontal edge;
an upper horizontal rail attached to the upper horizontal edge of the shower door;
a lower horizontal rail attached to the lower horizontal edge of the shower door;
an upper hinge, the upper hinge comprising an upper portion and a lower portion, wherein the upper portion of the upper hinge and lower portion of the upper hinge are pivotally connected;
a lower hinge; the lower hinge having a fixed portion and a rotating portion, wherein the fixed portion of the lower hinge and the rotating portion of the lower hinge are pivotally connected;
wherein, the fixed portion of the lower hinge includes raised surfaces disposed about a circular hole and located at 0° and 180° with respect to a longitudinal axis of the fixed portion of the lower hinge and includes grooves disposed about the circular hole and located at 45° and 270° with respect to the longitudinal axis of the fixed portion of the lower hinge, wherein ramps interconnect the raised surfaces with the grooves;
wherein, the rotating portion of the lower hinge includes raised surfaces disposed about a circular hole and located at 90° and 27° with respect to a longitudinal axis of the rotating portion of the lower hinge;
wherein, the fixed portion of the lower hinge and the rotating portion of the lower hinge are engageable;
wherein, engagement of the raised surfaces of the rotating portion of the lower hinge with the grooves of the fixed portion of the lower hinge biases the glass door to a closed position, wherein outward movement of the glass door causes the raised surfaces of the rotating portion of the lower hinge to disengage from the grooves of the fixed portion of the lower hinge and travel upwardly along the ramps of the fixed portion of the lower hinge until the raised surfaces of the rotating portion of the upper hinge contact and travel along the raised surfaces of the fixed portion of the lower hinge, whereby the door is in an open position; and
wherein, inward movement of the door from the open position causes the raised portions of the rotating portion of the lower hinge to engage the ramps of fixed portion of the lower hinge wherein upon engagement, the weight of the glass door causes the raised surfaces of rotating portion of lower hinge to travel down the ramps of the fixed portion of the lower hinge and engage the grooves in the fixed portion of the lower hinge, whereby the door is biased in a closed position;
wherein the fixed portion of the lower hinge is attached to a sill; and
wherein the sill has a top surface angled inwardly towards an interior of a shower enclosure wherein the angled top surface of the sill assists in preventing water release exterior of the shower enclosure.

US Pat. No. 10,392,845

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A CATCH FOR A WINDOW LIFTING DEVICE

1. A method for producing a carrier element for a window lifting device in which adjustment of a glass is performed via a traction means, the carrier element being displaceable along a guide rail of the window lifting device and being connected to the traction means, wherein the completed carrier element has at least two interconnected bodies which are produced from dissimilar materials having dissimilar melting points, and the carrier element having the at least two interconnected bodies is produced by a multicomponent injection-molding method, wherein in the production of the carrier element by the multicomponent injection-molding method a body from a material melting at a lower temperature is molded before a body made from a material melting at a higher temperature, and the body made from the material melting at a higher temperature is molded to the body made from the material melting at a lower temperature,wherein the carrier element has at least:
a main body made from a first material, said main body for transmitting a driving force being coupleable to the traction means;
a sliding body made from a second material, said sliding body being engageable with the guide rail; and
a damper body made from a third material, said damper body configuring a stop on the carrier element,
and wherein the first, second, and third materials have dissimilar melting points.

US Pat. No. 10,392,844

ROLLER CARRIAGE FOR THE RECEPTION OF A SLIDING DOOR HAVING AT LEAST TWO MOUNTING DEVICES

DORMAKABA DEUTSCHLAND GMB...

1. A roller carriage for the reception of a sliding door, including a roller module for displaceable affixing at a roller running path and a basic body for attachment to the sliding door, wherein at least two mounting devices are provided for configuring one mounting function of the roller carriage, wherein each mounting device includes at least one mounting means with a manipulation interface for applying a mounting force for performing a mounting movement of the at least one mounting means, wherein each manipulation interfaces of the mounting means of the at least two mounting devices is disposed on a first side of the roller carriage, and a bearing device of the roller module for the displaceable affixing at the roller running path is disposed on a second side of the roller carriage, which is located opposite the first side, wherein each manipulation interface includes at least one form closure portion, which forms an at least partial form closure with an interface portion of a uniform manipulation tool, wherein at least one of the following mounting devices is provided:a height adjusting device for a height adjustment of the basic body in relation to the roller module in a direction of gravity,
an attachment device for an attachment of the sliding door to the basic body,
a lift-off protection device for protection against a lifting of the roller carriage out of the roller running path,
a securing device for a secured affixing of the displaceable bearing of the basic body at the roller module, and
an accessory device for attachment of an accessory module to the basic body or to the roller module.

US Pat. No. 10,392,843

HINGE MODULE AND ASSEMBLING METHOD

Wistron Corporation, New...

1. A hinge module, comprising:a first motion component, a second motion component, and a third motion component, the second motion component having a push portion;
a linking assembly, comprising a linking component; and
an axle set, comprising a first axle, a second axle and a transmission assembly, wherein the second axle is pivotally inserted into the first axle, such that the first axle and the second axle are coaxial and respectively connected to the linking component and the third motion component, the first axle and the second axle are rotatably connected to each other, the transmission assembly is inserted pivotally to the first axle and the second axle, and the first motion component and the second motion component are inserted and pivotally mounted to the axle set, and
wherein when the second motion component rotates relative to the first motion component with a first angular velocity from a first operation state toward a second operation state so as to increase an included angle between the first motion component and the second motion component, the second motion component props against the linking component by the push portion, such that the linking component drives the third motion component, through the transmission assembly, to concurrently rotate relative to the first motion component with a second angular velocity by the axle set,
wherein when the second motion component is in the first operation state, the included angle between the first motion component and the second motion component is a first angle, when the second motion component is in the second operation state, the included angle between the first motion component and the second motion component is a second angle, and the second angle is larger than the first angle.

US Pat. No. 10,392,842

CLAMPING ASSEMBLY FOR GLASS DOOR

SUN-Q DOOR CONTROLS LIMIT...

1. A clamping assembly for a glass door, comprising:an outer clamping body, wherein an upper jaw for clamping said glass door is recessedly provided on the top of said outer clamping body, a first side wall and a second side wall are recessedly formed spaced apart from each other at the bottom of said outer clamping body, a first lower jaw is formed between said first side wall and said second side wall, and a first bump is provided transversely extending on an inner side of said first side wall;
an inner clamping body disposed in said first lower jaw of said outer clamping body, wherein a third side wall and a fourth side wall are recessedly formed spaced apart from each other at the bottom of said inner clamping body, an outer side of said third side wall and an outer side of said fourth side wall abut against said inner side of said first side wall and an inner side of said second side wall, a second lower jaw is recessedly formed between said third side wall and said fourth side wall, a first recess is provided transversely extending on said outer side of said third side wall corresponding to said first bump, a second bump is provided transversely extending on said inner side of said third side wall, and said first recess corresponds to said second bump;
an automatic homing mechanism detachably disposed in said second lower jaw of said inner clamping body, wherein a second recess is provided transversely extending on one side of said automatic homing mechanism corresponding to said second bump; and
a positioning unit transversely penetrating said first side wall and said first bump to abut against said first recess on said third side wall.

US Pat. No. 10,392,841

DOOR SECURITY DEVICE

LOCKDOWN INTERNATIONAL, L...

1. A door security device, comprising:a base defining a first anchor point and at least one second anchor point, wherein the at least one second anchor point includes a tab protruding from the base and having a V-shaped slot formed therein, the slot facing outwards relative to the base;
a storage element carried by the base; and
a flexible connector carried by the storage element and having a proximal end and a free distal end, wherein the proximal end is connected to the first anchor point, the flexible connector being moveable between a first stored position within the storage element, and a second extended position in which the free distal end is positioned outside the base; and
wherein in the second position, the flexible connector is capable of being wrapped around the around the base so as to engage the slot of the at least one second anchor point.

US Pat. No. 10,392,840

ANTI-REMANENT DEVICE FOR AN ELECTROMAGNETIC DOOR LOCK

CDVI DIGIT, Pantin (FR)

1. Device forming an electromagnetic lock comprising an electromagnetic suction pad (3) comprising an electromagnet (4), a counter plate (1) and an electric circuit comprising a source (2) of current designed to supply at least one coil (L), having terminals, of the electromagnet of the electromagnetic suction pad with an electric magnetisation current to create an electromagnetic field and an associated electromagnetic force pinning the counter plate and the electromagnetic suction pad against one another to close the lock; switching means (10) designed to disconnect the current supply; and anti-remanent means designed to deal with any remanent electromagnetic force which remains when the switching means (10) have disconnected the source (2) of the current supply to the at least one coil characterised in that the electric circuit is set up such that the source (2) of the current supply is mounted directly at the terminals of the at least one coil (L) such that when the switching means (10) disconnects the supply of current, a disconnection voltage (?Vm) in the form of a negative pulse appears at the terminals of the at least one coil and the electric circuit comprises means (22; 22?) designed to delay a switchover to zero on return of the pulse, for a duration of more than 150 milliseconds (ms).

US Pat. No. 10,392,839

LOCKING BOLT WITH SURFACE-MOUNTED TRANSMISSION

TRUTH HARDWARE, Owatonna...

1. An apparatus comprising:an actuator housing comprising a transmission side, wherein the transmission side defines at least one transmission slot;
a slider assembly disposed in the actuator housing, wherein the slider assembly comprises a first slider and a second slider, wherein the first slider comprises a first end and a second end, wherein the second end defines at least one post receiver, wherein the slider assembly is movable between a first position and a second position, wherein the at least one post receiver is aligned with the at least one transmission slot when the slider assembly is in the first position and the second position, and wherein the first slider and the second slider are operatively connected to each other at their respective first end;
a lever pivotably connected to the actuator housing and disposed on the second slider to move the slider assembly between the first position and the second position;
a transmission comprising:
an elongated element comprising a first end and a second bent end, wherein the elongated element is disposed outside the actuator housing and substantially parallel to and proximate the transmission side; and
a post coupled to the first end of the elongated element and received in the at least one post receiver of the first slider via a corresponding transmission slot of the at least one transmission slot, the post spacing the elongated element from the housing; and
a latching element comprising:
a base comprising at least one transmission receiver that couples the base with the second bent end of the elongated element and a plurality of tip receivers, and
a tip selectively engageable with the base at one of the plurality of tip receivers, the latching element moving between a latching position and an unlatching position with respect to the movement of the slider assembly between the first position and the second position.

US Pat. No. 10,392,838

KEY CYLINDER RELEASE MECHANISM FOR VEHICLE CLOSURE LATCHES, LATCH ASSEMBLY THEREWITH AND METHOD OF MECHANICALLY RELEASING A VEHICLE CLOSURE LATCH

MAGNA CLOSURES INC., New...

1. A latch assembly for a motor vehicle, comprising:a ratchet moveable between a striker release position and a striker capture position;
a ratchet biasing member biasing said ratchet toward said striker release position;
a pawl moveable between a ratchet checking position to hold said ratchet in said striker capture position and a ratchet release position to permit movement of said ratchet to said striker release position;
a pawl biasing member biasing said pawl toward said ratchet checking position;
a latch release mechanism operable in a latch lock mode to locate said pawl in said ratchet checking position and operable in a latch release mode to locate said pawl in said ratchet release position;
a power-operated actuation mechanism operable to shift said latch release mechanism from said latch lock mode into said latch release mode; and
a mechanical key cylinder release mechanism operable in a lock mode to maintain said latch release mechanism in said latch lock mode and in an unlock mode to shift said latch release mechanism into its latch release mode, said key cylinder release mechanism having a key cylinder requiring at least two distinct actuation inputs via a key to move a release link from a lock position out of operable contact with said latch release mechanism to an unlock position to operably shift said latch release mechanism into said latch release mode.

US Pat. No. 10,392,837

ONBOARD DEVICE

AUTONETWORKS TECHNOLOGIES...

1. An onboard device which controls locking of a vehicle door, the onboard device comprising:an occupant detector configured to detect an occupant inside a vehicle;
a shut door determiner configured to determine whether the vehicle door is closed;
an open door determiner configured to determine whether the vehicle door is open;
a clocking portion configured to measure time after the open door determiner determines that the vehicle door is open and until the shut door determiner determines that the vehicle door is closed; and
a locking controller configured, when the shut door determiner determines that the vehicle door is closed and the occupant detector detects the occupant, to lock the vehicle door when the time measured by the clocking portion is less than a predetermined time and to not lock the vehicle door when the time measured by the clocking portion is at least the predetermined time, wherein
the locking controller is configured to lock the door in response to the occupant detector detecting the occupant inside the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,392,835

COMBINATION LOCK

Schlage Lock Company LLC,...

1. A combination lock, comprising:a flexible member comprising a locking link and a fixed link;
a housing configured to lockingly receive the locking link, wherein the fixed link is fixedly coupled to the housing;
a plurality of outer dials;
a plurality of inner dials, each of the inner dials selectively coupled to a corresponding outer dial;
a spindle positioned radially internal to the inner dials;
a pull knob connected to the spindle;
a multiplier link pivotably connected to the housing and engaged with the spindle; and
a locking bolt having a slot configured to receive a portion of the multiplier link.

US Pat. No. 10,392,834

SAFETY TRAPPED KEY INTERLOCK SYSTEM

ENEX GROUP LTD.

1. A trapped key interlock system comprising:a lock comprising:
a first hollow casing;
a second hollow casing disposed within a hollow portion of the first hollow casing; and
a lock portion mounted within the second hollow casing; and
a key for moving said lock between a locking condition and an unlocking condition, said key comprising a cylindrical member comprising an outer surface and having a plurality of biasing elements disposed on the outer surface and a shaped member attached to said cylindrical member;
wherein the lock portion comprises a plurality of annular elements arranged side by side, each said annular element comprising an engaging member extending radially outwards from a periphery of the annular element,
wherein the first hollow casing comprises a plurality of first elongate notches extending substantially along a length of the first hollow casing, each first elongate notch disposed at a predetermined position on a periphery of the first hollow casing,
wherein the second hollow casing comprises a plurality of second elongate notches extending substantially along a length of the second hollow casing, each second elongate notch disposed at a predetermined position on a periphery of the second hollow casing such that, when said lock is in said locking condition, each of the first elongate notches substantially overlaps with a corresponding second elongate notch,
wherein each said engaging member is biased towards a position whereby said engaging member is disposed within one of said first elongate notches and its corresponding overlapping second elongate notch, defining said locking condition in which rotational movement of said second hollow casing within said first hollow casing is prevented,
wherein said lock is movable between said locking condition and said unlocking condition in which at least one said engaging member is disposed within a second elongate notch, but is not engaged with its corresponding overlapping first elongate notch, to allow for rotational movement of said second hollow casing within said first hollow casing,
wherein said second hollow casing has a closed end comprising a first slot such that, when the key has been disposed inside the second hollow casing, a portion of the shaped member engages with the first slow of the closed end, so that, when the key is rotated, the second hollow casing also rotates; and
a key trapping element comprising a disk disposed adjacent the closed end of the second hollow casing, said disk comprising a second slot which, when said lock is in said locking condition, overlaps with said first slot; and
wherein when the second hollow casing is rotated by the key, said disk does not rotate such that when the lock moves from the locking condition to the unlocking condition, the key cannot removed from the lock until the key is rotated back to the locking condition.

US Pat. No. 10,392,833

HYBRID PHYSICAL AND LOGICAL LOCKING DEVICE AND MECHANISM

International Busniess Ma...

1. A locking device comprising:a lock cylinder;
a first solenoid valve and a second solenoid valve, wherein:
the first solenoid valve, when engaged, prevents the lock cylinder from rotating around a central axis of the lock cylinder, and
the second solenoid valve, when engaged, prevents the lock cylinder from moving horizontally along the central axis of the locking device;
a barcode scanner adjacent to the lock cylinder;
a spring-loaded interface adjacent to the lock cylinder, wherein upon insertion of a key, the spring-loaded interface physically contacts a portion of the key; and
a logical circuit comprising a first disc and a second disc, wherein the first disc is adjacent to the lock cylinder on a first side and the second disc is adjacent to the lock cylinder on a second side.

US Pat. No. 10,392,832

DEVICE WITH A SENSOR AND AN ACTUATOR AND METHOD FOR TESTING THE DEVICE

ELESTA GMBH, OSTFILDERN (...

1. A device for use as a door contact switch, comprising:a sensor and an actuator, wherein the sensor has a receiving circuit with a sensor element and a detector element; and
a computer unit connected to the detector element;
wherein the sensor element is configured to co-operate with the actuator to generate a first receiving circuit signal during a normal operation when a switching distance between the sensor and the actuator is undershot;
wherein the detector element is configured to generate a first output signal as a function of the first receiving circuit signal, and to transmit this output signal to the computer unit;
wherein the receiving circuit has a signal emulator and a switch-over element;
wherein the signal emulator is configured to generate a second receiving circuit signal during a test operation;
wherein the detector element is configured to generate a second output signal as a function of the second receiving circuit signal, and to transmit the second output signal to the computer unit; and
wherein the device is configured or programmed to switch over from the normal operation into the test operation and in each case to switch back into normal operation by the switch-over element in a repeated manner either periodically or aperiodically.

US Pat. No. 10,392,831

DEAD-LATCHING SLAM BOLT LOCK

AMERICAN SECURITY PRODUCT...

1. A dead-locking slam bolt lock, comprising:a body adapted to be mounted to an inside face of a door panel and carrying a bolt rotatable therein, the bolt having an advanced position extending from the body, which interferes with a door jamb to hold the door panel closed, and a retracted position within the body, the body further includes a toggle arranged to rotate with the bolt and having an extended position that contacts the door jamb and rotates the bolt when the door panel closes, the body further having a blocking member that prevents rotation of the bolt from the advanced position to the retracted position, and a detent plunger rotatably mounted within the body about a first end fixed with respect to the body and rotatably mounted to the bolt on a second end opposite the first end, the detent plunger being configured to apply opposite rotational spring-biases to the bolt depending on whether the bolt is in the advanced position or the retracted position.

US Pat. No. 10,392,830

CLEVIS SENSING LOCK

Hartwell Corporation, Pl...

1. A latch mechanism comprising,a hook-handle assembly including a hook member, a handle, and a linkage arrangement coupled between the hook member and handle, the handle adapted to control motion of the hook member when unlocking and locking the latch mechanism;
a clevis having a hook-end receiver and a coupler portion spaced apart from the hook-end receiver to at least partially define an opening therebetween, the hook-end receiver configured to engage with a hook end of the hook member as the handle moves from an open position toward a closed position;
a clevis-sensing lock carried on the handle, the clevis-sensing lock including a block coupled to the handle, a lock member received in the block, a tumbler arrangement coupled between the lock member and the block and configured to control movement of the lock member relative to the block, and an interference member coupled to the lock member, the interference member configured to pass through the opening of the clevis in an unlocked position and engage an underside of the clevis to block movement of the handle relative to the clevis in a locked position, the lock member configured to control movement of the interference member; and
a device having a head, a shaft coupled to the head, and a protrusion extending outward from the shaft, the shaft configured to be received in the lock member to engage with the tumbler arrangement to allow movement of the lock member, the protrusion configured to engage with the handle to trap the shaft within the lock member when the lock member is in the unlocked position, and the head configured to extend away from the handle to provide an indication of an unlocked state of the clevis-sensing lock;
wherein the clevis is configured to receive at least the interference member carried on the clevis-sensing lock and to allow movement of the lock member to the locked position when the interference member is received through the clevis.

US Pat. No. 10,392,829

SMART FENCE

Peter Lakmanaswamy-Baktha...

6. An electronic fence system comprising:a processor and a memory, wherein the memory comprises non-transitory computer-readable-medium having computer-executable instructions stored therein that, when executed by the processor, causes the processor to capture data with one or more sensors installed on an electronic fence;
a fence structure extending between a plurality of vertical posts;
a solar panel hood secured at a top of at least one of the plurality of vertical posts;
at least one humidifying device secured at a position above at least a portion of the fence structure wherein the one or more humidifying device is configured to provide a chilling area using a cooling spray to provide cooling to the position, the at least one humidifying device is in electronic communication with the processor and memory and is powered by the solar panel hood
wherein the processor and memory are configured to wirelessly transmit notification messages to a remote device, the notification messages being based on the captured data from the one or more sensors;
wherein the processor and memory are configured to receive one or more control instructions from the remote device, the control instructions being based on the captured data from the one or more sensors; and
wherein the processor and memory are configured to control at least one or more devices installed on the fence based on the received one or more control instructions.

US Pat. No. 10,392,828

RAPIDLY DEPLOYABLE MODULAR SHELTER SYSTEM

WEATHERHAVEN GLOBAL RESOU...

1. A folding tent frame component comprising:a) first and second frame elements pivotally attached for relative rotation about a first axis of rotation located in said first element, between an open position capable of forming part of an erected tent frame and a closed folded position, said second frame element comprising a first end engaging said first axis of rotation;
b) a sliding locking frame slideably movable in said second frame element, said locking frame comprising a locking pin secured thereto and a lock-out bar pivotally mounted thereon and extending therefrom,
c) first biasing means for biasing said sliding locking frame towards said first end of said second frame element and second biasing means for biasing said lock-out bar away from said sliding locking frame to an upward position;
wherein said first frame element comprises a pin-receiving slot with a closed end in the direction towards said axis of rotation and open in the opposite direction away from said axis of rotation for reversibly receiving said locking pin when said first and second frame elements are in said open position, and an opening for reversibly receiving a portion of said lockout bar when said sliding locking frame is moved away from said axis of rotation to withdraw said locking pin from said pin-receiving slot;
whereby when said locking pin is received in said pin-receiving slot said first and second frame elements are locked in said open position in the absence of other forces on said sliding locking frame, and when said sliding locking frame is moved away from said axis of rotation to withdraw said locking pin from said pin-receiving slot, said portion of said lock-out bar moves into said opening for reversibly receiving a portion of said lockout bar to thereby prevent said sliding locking frame from moving back towards said axis of rotation to again lock said first and second frame elements in said open position, and when said portion of said lock-out bar is received in said opening for reversibly receiving a portion of said lockout bar said first and second frame elements can be rotated to said second closed folded position;
and whereby when said first and second frame elements are rotated back to said open position said locking pin is moved back into said pin-receiving slot by said first biasing means to thereby again lock said first and second frame elements in said open position.

US Pat. No. 10,392,827

WIND TOWER ERECTION SYSTEM

Parsons Corporation, Pas...

1. A combination comprising:a) a tilting frame suitable for erecting a wind tower on a ground surface, the tilting frame comprising a major gin pole having a longitudinal axis and a minor gin pole having a longitudinal axis, the tilting frame being tiltable so that the major gin pole can tilt from a position substantially parallel to the ground surface to a substantially vertical position, the tilting frame having a first support cable connecting the major and minor gin poles and a second support cable securing the minor gin pole to an anchor, wherein the minor gin pole can pivot relative to the major gin pole and is at an angle of from about 45 to about 120 degrees relative to the longitudinal axis of the major gin pole; and
b) a wind tower comprising an elongated support structure, a turbine, and at least one blade on a ground surface, the support structure being attached to a foundation having a pivot base, the wind tower being tiltable from a substantially horizontal position to a vertical position,
wherein the tilting frame is tiltable so that the major gin pole can tilt from a position substantially parallel to the ground surface to a substantially vertical position, and wherein the tilting frame is proximate along its length to the wind tower when the tilting frame is in the position substantially parallel to the ground;
and wherein the major gin pole has a length that is from about 15% to about 25% of the length of the support structure.

US Pat. No. 10,392,826

TOOL FOR USE IN MODIFYING POLES

SWIVELPOLE PATENT PTY LTD...

1. A method of preparing a pole for installation of a joint, the pole having a longitudinal axis extending along a center of the pole and an initial volume delimited by an outer surface of the pole, the method including the steps of:attaching a supporting structure to the pole, the supporting structure attaching to the pole at two longitudinally separated locations;
cutting the pole at a joint location between the longitudinally separated locations, thereby creating a fixed portion of the pole and a free portion of the pole, the free portion of the pole being held into position relative to the fixed portion of the pole by the supporting structure; and
rotating the free portion of the pole relative to the fixed portion of the pole about a hinge of the supporting structure, said hinge entirely located outside a region between cross-sectional areas of the fixed and free portions of the pole such that the hinge is entirely external to the initial volume delimited by the pole, and the hinge having an axis of rotation located within one half of a characteristic thickness of the pole from the longitudinal axis, wherein the characteristic thickness is defined by the cross-sectional thickness of the pole as measured at the joint location.

US Pat. No. 10,392,825

CONCEPT FOR TRANSFERRING A VEHICLE FROM A START POSITION TO A TARGET POSITION

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A method for transferring a vehicle from a start position to a target position, the method comprising:using an elevator system of the parking facility during the transfer from the start position to the target position, to move the vehicle to a story of the target position from another story of the start position, the transfer including at least one of: (i) a remote control of the vehicle, and (ii) at least semi-autonomous travel of the vehicle;
wherein the start position and the target position are at a multistory parking facility, and wherein the start position and the target position are located in different stories of the parking facility relative to one another, and
wherein the vehicle controls the elevator system to be transported from the another story of the start position to the story of the target position with the elevator system.

US Pat. No. 10,392,823

SYNTHETIC CLIENT

Hewlett Packard Enterpris...

1. A network management device including a hardware processor that executes machine-readable instructions that cause the device to:extract a plurality of source media access control (MAC) addresses from a message received over a wired medium from a source device that generated the message;
generate a first wireless frame including a first source MAC address in the plurality of source MAC addresses, wherein the first source MAC address is different from the MAC address of the network management device and emulates the MAC address of a first client device;
generate a second wireless frame including a second source MAC address in the plurality of source MAC addresses, wherein the second source MAC address is different from the first source MAC address and the MAC address of the network management device and emulates the MAC address of a second client device;
transmit the first wireless frame and the second wireless frame over a wireless medium;
process the message by correlating the first wireless frame with the second wireless frame to derive timing information for a performance of a path associated with one of the first source MAC address and the second source MAC address; and
determine a next frame of the message based on the timing information.

US Pat. No. 10,392,822

BIRTHING POOL

Better Products, Inc., E...

1. An inflatable birthing pool, comprising:(a) an inflatable substantially hollow floor section comprising a bottom layer and a top layer spaced a distance above the bottom layer when the floor section is inflated, said floor section further comprising a plurality of floor beams extending edgewise between the top and bottom layers to divide the floor section into a plurality of floor chambers when the floor section is inflated, the plurality of floor beams having a width corresponding to the distance that the top layer is spaced above the bottom layer:
(b) an inflatable substantially hollow perimeter wall extending upwardly from the perimeter of the floor section to define a top, the perimeter wall comprising an outer layer and an inner layer spaced inwardly from the outer layer when the perimeter wall is inflated, said perimeter wall further comprising a plurality of upright wall beams extending between the outer layer and the inner layer of the perimeter wall to divide the perimeter wall into a series of upright chambers, each of the wall beams defining:
an upper end and a lower end defining a length between the upper end and lower end;
and a first side edge and a second side edge;
the first side edge attached to the outer layer along the length including at the upper end and lower end,
the second side edge attached to the inner layer along the length including at the upper end and lower end; and
wherein a cross section of the beam taken along the length direction is serpentine in profile.

US Pat. No. 10,392,821

FOUR-DEVICE-IN-ONE SPLASH-AND-DRIP-ELIMINATING GAZEBO, COMPRISING SELF-VENTILATING ANTI-MOSQUITO TOP-ROOF SYSTEM, SPLASH-DRIP-ELIMINATING BOTTOM-ROOF SYSTEM, LEAF-FILTERING GUTTER-SPOUT POST SYSTEM, MULTI-PURPOSE MULTI-CONFIGURATION PANEL SYSTEM, AND HEIG

1. A four-device-in-one splash-and-drip-eliminating gazebo comprising:a top roof;
a plurality of top-roof columns
respectively screwed to said top roof
for strengthening and supporting said top roof;
a plurality of top-roof mosquito-mesh panels
respectively screwed to said top-roof columns
for allowing ventilation and wind-flow and
for keeping mosquitoes out of said four-device-in-one splash-and-drip-eliminating gazebo;
a bottom roof,
said bottom roof having a bottom-roof end,
said bottom roof respectively screwed to said top-roof columns
for protectively shedding water away from said four-device-in-one splash-and-drip-eliminating gazebo;
a plurality of rain-water gutters,
said rain-water gutters having a gutter inside,
said rain-water gutters
for collecting rain water
to be used for irrigation, and
for directing water away from occupants
to keep them dry and safe;
a plurality of splash-drip-eliminating eaves
respectively formed at said bottom-roof end of said bottom roof
for extending downward into said gutter inside of said rain-water gutters
to direct water downward into said gutter inside of rain-water gutters
to eliminate water splash and water drip,
for collecting rain water
to be used for irrigation, and
for keeping occupants dry and safe;
a plurality of top rails
molded to said rain-water gutters as one unit
for functioning as gutters and top rails at the same time,
said bottom roof screwed to said rain-water gutters and said top rails;
a plurality of corner posts,
said corner posts having a corner-post inside and a corner-post outside,
said corner posts respectively attached to said rain-water gutters and said top rails;
a plurality of double-U-shaped-end covers
respectively slidably coupled with said corner posts
for allowing access to said corner-post inside,
for allowing the installation of electrical components on said corner-post inside,
for allowing the supply of electricity to said four-device-in-one splash-and-drip-eliminating gazebo from said corner-post inside, and
for removably covering and protecting electrical components on said corner-post inside;
a plurality of post-locking top-rail slots
respectively molded into said top rails
for lockably fastening said corner posts to said top rails
to keep said four-device-in-one splash-and-drip-eliminating gazebo from coming apart,
for automatically guiding said corner posts into said post-locking top-rail slots
to make assembly easier, and
for keeping said corner posts plumb
to prevent said four-device-in-one splash-and-drip-eliminating gazebo from twisting;
a plurality of top-rail-locking post slots
respectively molded into said corner posts,
said post-locking top-rail slots respectively inserted into said top-rail-locking post slots,
said top-rail-locking post slots
for providing openings for said top rails to enter and secure therein
to prevent said four-device-in-one splash-and-drip-eliminating gazebo from collapsing,
for automatically guiding said top rails into said top-rail-locking post slots
to make assembly easier, and
for keeping said corner posts plumb
to prevent said four-device-in-one splash-and-drip-eliminating gazebo from twisting;
a plurality of bottom rails;
a plurality of bottom-rail brackets
respectively screwed into said corner posts,
said bottom rails respectively screwed into said bottom-rail brackets
for securably connecting said bottom rails to said corner posts;
a plurality of multi-purpose door frames
slidably placed between said top rails and said bottom rails;
a plurality of first panels
respectively secured to said multi-purpose door frames
for allowing wind to flow therethrough, and
for providing light to shine therethrough;
a plurality of second panels
respectively secured to said multi-purpose door frames
for allowing wind to flow therethrough, and
for providing light to shine therethrough;
a plurality of H-shaped panel strips
respectively secured between said first panels and said second panels
for stabilizing said first panels and said second panels;
a plurality of slide-lock catches
respectively attached to said multi-purpose door frames
for latching and unlatching said multi-purpose door frames to and from one another;
an inner post
insertably screwed to said corner posts;
a base
welded to said inner post
for providing stability for said four-device-in-one splash-and-drip-eliminating gazebo;
a plurality of base holes
respectively molded into said base;
a plurality of height-adjustable tube-screws
respectively and securably screwed into said base holes
for adjusting the height of said corner posts
to compensate for uneven terrain,
for adjusting the height of said corner posts
to compensate for uneven concrete surface,
for adjusting the height of said corner posts
to compensate for uneven deck surface, and
for leveling said four-device-in-one splash-and-drip-eliminating gazebo
to keep water drainage working properly;
a plurality of anchoring-screw holes
respectively molded into said height-adjustable tube-screws; and
a plurality of anchoring screws
respectively screwed into said anchoring-screw holes in said height-adjustable tube-screws
for securing and strengthening said triangular base and said four-device-in-one splash-and-drip-eliminating gazebo to the ground.

US Pat. No. 10,392,820

POWER BRACE SPANNER

Power Brace, LLC, Des Mo...

1. A joist spanner system, said system comprising:a spanner assembly comprising:
an outer bracket having a top, a bottom, a side, and a rear surface;
an inner bracket slidably interconnected to the outer bracket, said inner bracket having a top, a bottom, a side, and a rear surface;
said outer bracket having an outer slot in the rear surface of the outer bracket, a top lip extending from a top edge of the top surface of the outer bracket, and a bottom lip extending from a bottom edge of the bottom surface of the outer bracket;
said inner bracket having an inner slot in the rear surface of the inner bracket slidably aligned with the outer slot of the outer bracket;
wherein the top lip and the bottom lip slidably secure the inner bracket within an interior cavity defined by the top, bottom, side, and rear surface of the outer bracket;
a slot nut having a base, a protrusion, and an aperture extending through the protrusion and the base;
said protrusion having outer edges that (1) are narrower than a width of the outer slot, (2) slidably engage an interior edge of the outer slot, and (3) are sized to prevent rotation of the slot nut; and
a channel bracket configured to slidably engage a front flange of an elongated vertical member comprising:
a body;
opposing side members extending from one or more sides of the body; and
lips extending from opposing side members configured to engage the elongated vertical member;
wherein the joist spanner system supports a partially subterranean wall.

US Pat. No. 10,392,819

GROUTING APPARATUS

1. A grouting apparatus which injects a reinforcing material into an object in which an injection hole into which the reinforcing material is injected is formed, the grouting apparatus comprising:a pumping unit which pumps the reinforcing material to be injected into the object;
an injection pipe which has one side connected to the pumping unit, and the other side inserted into the injection hole, and injects the reinforcing material conveyed by the pumping unit into the object;
a vibration generating unit which generates vibration; and
a vibration wire which has one end coupled to the vibration generating unit, and the other end extending along the injection pipe and coupled to a tip of the injection pipe, and transmits the vibration generated by the vibration generating unit to the injection pipe,
wherein the vibration wire is spirally wound around the injection pipe so as to be tightly attached to an outer portion of the injection pipe in a longitudinal direction of the injection pipe.

US Pat. No. 10,392,818

CLIMBING FORMWORK FOR ERECTING A CONCRETE STRUCTURE

DOKA GMBH, Amstetten (AT...

1. A climbing formwork for erecting a concrete structure with a plurality of casting segments having floor slabs with through-holes formed therein, comprising:a support column with a jack for transferring the support column between a retracted position and an extended position;
a frame connected to the support column for suspending a formwork; and
a first support bracket attached to the support column,
wherein the first support bracket is transferable between a first support position for being supported on one of the floor slabs and a first transport position for being passed through one of the through-holes in the floor slabs,
wherein a second support bracket is attached to the support column, the second support bracket being transferable between a second support position for being supported on one of the floor slabs and a second transport position for being passed through one of the through-holes in the floor slabs, the second transport position of the second support bracket being located above the first transport position of the first support bracket and the second support position of the second support bracket being located above the first support position of the first support bracket.

US Pat. No. 10,392,817

PANEL INSTALLATION APPARTUS

RUWKA INC., London (CA)

1. A hand-held tool for supporting a panel while installing the panel on a ceiling or a wall, the tool comprising:a plurality of spaced-apart elongated panel supports oriented longitudinally in a first plane;
a handle, the handle comprising a gripping region oriented longitudinally in a second plane and a plurality of spaced-apart struts oriented longitudinally in a third plane connecting the gripping region to the panel supports; and,
a holder configured to releasably retain fasteners for installing the panel on the ceiling or the wall, the holder mounted on the handle or the panel supports,wherein the first plane is parallel to but spaced-apart from the second plane and the third plane oriented in a non-zero angle with respect to the first and second planes.

US Pat. No. 10,392,816

LEVELING DEVICE FOR PLANAR OBJECTS

1. A leveling device for planar objects, the planar objects being fixed to a flat surface, and the leveling device comprising:a first part having a circular end hole defined in a top thereof, a chamber defined through the top and a bottom of the first part, the chamber communicating with the end hole and having a flange extending inward from an inner periphery thereof, two hooks extending from a bottom face of the first part;
a second part having a circular receiving hole defined in a top thereof, a lower portion of the first part received in the receiving hole, a first shoulder extending from an inner periphery of the receiving hole, the bottom face of the first part rested on the first shoulder, two recesses defined in the inner periphery of the receiving hole and the two hooks being hooked with the recesses so that the first and second parts are connected to each other, the second part having a slot defined radially therein, and an axial hole defined axially therein, the slot communicating with the chamber and the recesses, a mark formed on an outside of the second part, the axial hole communicating with the end hole, the slot located between the receiving hole and the axial hole, a second shoulder formed between the slot and the axial hole;
a movable member having a push potion on an upper portion thereof and a lower section on a lower portion thereof, a middle section extending from the movable member and located between the push portion and the lower section, the push portion movably extending through the chamber and protruding beyond the top of the first part via the end hole, a shape of the middle section being shaped to be movable in the chamber of the first part, a room defined in a lower end of the lower section;
an engaging member securely inserted into the room and having a lower portion extending beyond the lower end of the movable member, the lower portion located in the second part, two blades extending perpendicularly from the lower portion of the engaging member, the two blades exposed beyond the lower portion of the engaging member and extending along a direction identical to a direction that the mark extends, the engaging member having an upper portion which is fixed in the room, and
a resilient member mounted to the lower section and biased between the middle section of the movable member and the second shoulder of the second part, the middle portion contacting an underside of the flange by the resilient member.

US Pat. No. 10,392,815

WALL PAD SLEEVE

Litania Sports Group, Inc...

1. A wall pad sleeve comprising four corner pieces and four side rails connectable together to form a rectangular assembly for covering a perimeter of a rectangular hole in a wall pad, with each of the four side rails extending between two of the four corner pieces and with each of the four corner pieces connecting two of the four side rails,each of the four corner pieces comprising: (i) a first rectangular base section having a front, a rear, an outer side, and an inner side; (ii) a second rectangular base section having a front, a rear, an outer side, and an inner side, the first base and the second base connected together along the first base inner side and the second base inner side and forming a right angle to each other; (iii) a front flange with an interior face extending from the front of the first base and the front of the second base and being perpendicular to the front base and the second base, and (iv) a rear flange with an interior face extending from the rear of the first base and the rear of the second base and being perpendicular to the front base and the second base, the interior face of the front flange and the interior face of the rear flange defining an interior depth,
each of the four side rails comprising: (i) a rectangular base section having a front, a rear, and two sides; (ii) a front flange with an interior face and an exterior face extending from the front that is perpendicular to the base; and (iii) a rear flange with an interior face and an exterior face extending from the rear that is perpendicular to the base, the interior face of the front flange and the interior face of the rear flange defining an interior depth, and the exterior face of the front flange and the exterior face of the rear flange defining an exterior depth,
wherein the interior depth of each of the four corner pieces is greater than the exterior depth of each of the four side rails so that each of the four side rails is insertable within each of the four corner pieces with an area of contact, and
wherein the rear flange of each of the four corner pieces has a height, wherein the rear flange of each of the four side rails has a height equal to the height of the rear flange of each of the four corner pieces, wherein each rear flange of each of the four corner pieces has a thickness, and wherein the rear flange of each of the four side rails has an upper edge with a connected lip that runs downwardly parallel to the rear flange of the side rail and spaced apart a distance equal to the thickness of the rear flange of each of the four corner pieces for providing an additional area of contact between each of the four corner pieces and each connected side rail.

US Pat. No. 10,392,814

VENEER UNDERLAYMENT

Schluter Systems L. P., ...

1. A tile installation, comprising:an underlayment disposed between a veneer material and a foundation surface, the underlayment comprising:
a base layer;
a series of individual supports extending upwardly from the base layer, each of the individual supports including:
at least one outer wall extending upwardly from the base layer and terminating at an upper lip;
a protrusion extending from one of the upper lip or the outer wall to form an overhang beneath which a heating element can be fitted;
an internal wall extending downwardly and inwardly from the upper lip toward a center of each of the individual supports to at least partially define a cavity within each of the individual supports; and
a space defined between the internal wall and the external wall; and
a layer of bonding material, the layer of bonding material adhering to an undersurface of the veneer material and to a surface of the internal wall of each of the individual supports.

US Pat. No. 10,392,813

PANEL AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING PANELS

Berry Alloc NV, Menen (B...

1. Panel for wall or floor covering comprising two or more thermoplastic layers including at least one thermoplastic substrate layer and at least one top layer comprising at least one decor layer with print layer and a transparent wear layer, and wherein each of said thermoplastic substrate layer and said top layer is provided with a reinforcement layer comprising glass fibres, wherein said transparent wear layer is provided with a relief having a depth of at least 0.2 mm, wherein said decor layer with print layer comprises a printed plastic film with a thickness ranging between 0.1 mm and 1.0 mm, wherein said plastic film is made of PVC film, wherein a plasticizer content in said PVC film is lower than 15% by weight, wherein said PVC film has a K-value comprised between 60 and 75, measured according to EN ISO 1628-2, wherein said transparent wear layer comprises PVC with a K-value comprised between 70 and 85, measured according to EN ISO 1628-2, and wherein said substrate layer comprises a closed cell PVC foam having a density of between 800 kg/m3 and 1600 kg/m3.

US Pat. No. 10,392,812

SINGLE LAYER SCATTERING OF POWDER SURFACES

CERALOC INNOVATION AB, V...

12. A method of forming a layer on a substrate, the method comprising:applying a first material onto a moveable transportation device to form a first layer of the first material on the moveable transportation device, the moveable transportation device being a roller which rotates along a circular conveying path,
conveying the first layer with the moveable transportation device along a portion of the circular conveying path,
applying a second material onto the first layer to form a second layer on top of the first layer on the moveable transportation device,
mixing the first and second layers while the first and second layers are being conveyed by the moveable transportation device along the circular conveying path, the mixing creating a mix comprising the first and the second material, the first material and the second material being more evenly distributed in the mix after the mixing than before the mixing,
removing the mix from the moveable transportation device, and
applying the mix through a mesh on the substrate to form the layer.

US Pat. No. 10,392,811

BUILDING ELEMENT IN PLATE SHAPE, IN PARTICULAR FLOOR COVERING PANEL, AS WELL AS FLOOR COVERING FORMED BY USING SAID BUILDING ELEMENTS, AND METHOD FOR THEIR ARRANGEMENT

1. A floor covering comprising a plurality of building elements having a plate shape, the building elements consisting essentially of:a carrier plate, and
at least one upper side wear layer,wherein:the building element comprises at least four sides,
the at least four sides includes at least one pair of parallel opposite edges,
each of the pair of parallel opposite edges comprises a non-locking profile,
the non-locking profile comprises a recess of an upper edge of the building element with respect to a lower edge of the building element and a horizontal groove chamber extending in an inward body direction,
the recess is a recess of the vertical plane of the upper side wear layer and the carrier plate,
the horizontal groove chamber comprises an undercut, and an upper groove lip and a lower groove lip, wherein the lower groove lip protrudes beyond the upper groove lip,
the lower groove lips of two adjacent building elements contact each other,
an exposed joint having a width of 0.5 mm and 6 mm is formed between the two adjacent building elements, wherein the exposed joint includes the horizontal groove chamber which is spatially connected to the exposed joint, and the horizontal groove chamber including the undercut is completely filled up with a hardened joint-filling material,
the carrier plate consists of at least 80% of a mineral material, and
each of the building elements is a floor covering pane.

US Pat. No. 10,392,810

UNIVERSAL LIGHTWEIGHT AND PORTABLE DEICING MAT

1. A device configured to remove snow and/or ice from a surface, the device comprising:a deicing mat having,
at least one heat-conveying polymer sheet having at least one element wire sealed within the at least one heat-conveying polymer sheet, the at least one element wire being distributed within the heat-conveying polymer sheet and configured for electrical connection with a power supply or with another at least one element wire sealed within another heat-conveying polymer sheet of at least one or more different deicing mats; and
a fastener edge configured within the at least one heat-conveying polymer sheet, the fastener edge comprising embedded magnets and a plurality of orifices configured to receive mounting hardware to provide temporary or permanent attachment to the surface;
wherein the fastener edge occupies the perimeter boundaries of the heat-conveying polymer sheet and comprises the embedded magnets intermingled with the plurality of orifices, the plurality of orifices comprising a plurality of extended slots and a plurality of circular openings, the slots and circular openings being evenly spaced and distributed with the embedded magnets;
wherein the at least one element wire is asymmetrically distributed within the heat-conveying polymer sheet leaving a region without the at least one element wire;
wherein the heat-conveying polymer sheet includes a severing region that occupies the region without the presence of the at least one element wire, the severing region having incision markings serving as a guide to excise or cleave off the severing region from the remainder of the heat-conveying polymer sheet having the at least one element wire uniformly or symmetrically distributed within it; and
wherein the severing region includes a fastener pathway running internal to and parallel with the incision markings spanning across the severing region and contacting the fastener edge, the fastener pathway having at least one of embedded magnets, elongated slots, and circular openings.

US Pat. No. 10,392,809

INTERCHANGEABLE GUTTER CLEANING APPLIANCE

1. An interchangeable gutter cleaning appliance, comprising:an extension assembly having a first fitting at a distal end;
a holder having a second fitting at its proximal end and a gutter tool interface at its distal end, wherein the second fitting is coupled to the first fitting of the extension assembly; and
an interchangeable gutter tool including an operational member configured to move debris in a gutter;
wherein the interchangeable gutter tool is installed on the gutter tool interface by inserting the gutter tool interface into a mounting assembly disposed within the interchangeable gutter tool, and wherein the interchangeable gutter tool is removed from the gutter tool interface by removing the mounting assembly from the gutter tool interface;
wherein the interchangeable gutter tool is free to rotate around the gutter tool interface when installed thereon;
wherein the interchangeable gutter tool includes a plurality of interchangeable gutter tools, each including a different operational member, wherein no more than one of the plurality of interchangeable gutter tools is installed on the gutter tool interface at any one time, and wherein the plurality of interchangeable gutter tools include
at least a hoe and a rake, a hoe and a brush, or a rake and a brush.

US Pat. No. 10,392,808

THERMOPLASTIC FLASHING LAMINATE

Firestone Building Produc...

1. A roofing assembly comprising:(i) a roof surface;
(ii) a thermoplastic roofing membrane, where said thermoplastic roofing membrane is disposed over at least a portion of said roof surface;
(iii) an edge metal flashing positioned over a portion of said thermoplastic roofing membrane; and
(iv) a flashing laminate including a thermoplastic sheet having a planar bottom surface extending from a first longitudinal edge to a second longitudinal edge, and an adhesive tape layer on a portion of said planar bottom surface adjacent said second longitudinal edge, wherein said flashing laminate is heat welded to of said thermoplastic roofing membrane along said first longitudinal edge of said thermoplastic sheet and adhered to said edge metal flashing by said adhesive tape layer adjacent said second longitudinal edge.

US Pat. No. 10,392,807

NON-BLACK EPDM ROOF MEMBRANES WITH IMPROVED WEATHERING

Firestone Building Produc...

1. A method for the production of a bilaminate roofing membrane, the method comprising:(i) preparing a first vulcanizable composition by mixing an EPDM rubber, silica, a curative, and a UV stabilizer selected from the group consisting of NOR-HALS of the formula

wherein R* is C1-C20alkyl, OH-substituted C1-C20alkyl, optionally C1-C4 alkyl-substituted C5-C12cycloalkyl, C7-C9phenylalkyl or O- or S-interrupted C2-C20alkyl, wherein the vulcanizable composition contains from about 0.01 to about 10 wt. % of the UV light stabilizer;
(ii) preparing a second vulcanizable composition that is substantially devoid of the NOR-HALS compound by mixing an EPDM rubber, carbon black, and a cure package;
(iii) calendering the first vulcanizable composition into a first layer;
(iv) calendaring the second vulcanizable composition into a second layer; and
(v) curing the first layer and the second layer together to form a bilaminate roofing membrane such that the EPDM rubber in the first layer has improved resistance to UV light as compared to an EPDM membrane made comparably, but without the same UV stabilizer.

US Pat. No. 10,392,806

ROOFING GRANULES WITH HIGH SOLAR REFLECTANCE, ROOFING PRODUCTS WITH HIGH SOLAR REFLECTANCE,AND PROCESSES FOR PREPARING SAME

CertainTeed Corporation, ...

1. Solar heat-reflective roofing granules comprising:a) a base particle having a flake-like geometry, an average particle size from #5 US mesh to #50 US mesh, and UV opacity greater than 70 percent
b) a uniform coating layer on the base particle, the coating layer having a thickness of at least one mil, the coating layer comprising a coating binder and at least one solar heat reflective pigment;
wherein the thickness of the coating layer does not vary by more than about 25 percent from the average coating thickness, at the 95 percent confidence interval,
wherein the roofing granules have an aspect ratio of at least 5 and a solar heat reflectance of at least 70 percent.

US Pat. No. 10,392,805

MULTI-ROLL GRANULE APPLICATION

Building Materials Invest...

1. A multi-roll granule application system for applying roofing granules in spaced apart generally rectangular patches on a moving asphalt coated sheet of material in the production of roofing shingles with the granules of each patch having a final granule density, the system comprising:a conveyor assembly adapted to move the asphalt coated sheet of material in a downstream direction at a predetermined rate;
a first fluted roll granule applicator disposed over the sheet of material with the fluted roll of the first granule applicator extending transverse to the downstream direction and being controllable to drop a first predetermined amount of granules at intermittently timed intervals such that the granules fall onto the moving asphalt coated sheet of material below to form on the asphalt coated sheet spaced apart generally rectangular granule patches each having a granule density less than the final granule density;
the rate at which the granules of the first predetermined amount of granules fall upon being dropped by the first fluted roll granule applicator being dictated by gravity;
a second fluted roll granule applicator disposed over the asphalt coated sheet of material downstream from the first fluted roll granule applicator with the fluted roll of the second granule applicator extending transverse to the downstream direction and parallel to the fluted roll of the first granule applicator, the second granule applicator being controllable to drop a second predetermined amount of granules at intermittently timed intervals such that the granules fall onto the moving asphalt coated sheet of material below on top of the granule patches dropped by the first fluted roll granule applicator to form on the asphalt coated sheet spaced apart generally rectangular granule patches each having the final granule density;
the rate at which the granules of the second predetermined amount of granules fall upon being dropped by the second fluted roll granule applicator being dictated by gravity;
the spaced apart generally rectangular patches having the final granule density being more distinctly shaped on the asphalted coated sheet of material than granule patches having the final density dropped by a single granule applicator.

US Pat. No. 10,392,804

DELAY ANCHOR

1. A delay anchor for anchoring terminal ends of a discontinuous tendon ata concrete construction joint, comprising:
an anchor having a receptacle;
an encapsulation insert inserted into the receptacle of said anchorage assembly;
a coupling sleeve open at one end and constricted at another end to a through hole for passing one tendon encl. said coupling sleeve having a conical interior recess tapering from said open end toward said through-hole, and a plurality of internal locking channels at said open end;
a first set of tendon wedges seated in the conical interior recess of said coupling sleeve;
a stressing barrel inserted through said encapsulation insert and into the receptacle of said anchorage assembly, said stressing barrel being open at one end and constricted at another end to a through hole for passing another tendon end, said stressing barrel having a conical interior recess tapering from said open end toward said through-hole, and said stressing barrel being formed with a plurality of external radial lugs each of which slide into one of the plurality of internal channels of said coupling sleeve to provide a twist-lock engagement; and
a second set of tendon wedges seated in the conical interior recess of said stressing barrel.

US Pat. No. 10,392,803

COMPOSITE I-TRUSS

1. A composite I-truss comprising:a first longitudinally-extending flange comprising at least two longitudinally-juxtaposed longitudinal beams;
a second longitudinally-extending flange spaced apart from, and extending in a same truss plane as the first longitudinally-extending flange and defining therebetween a web portion, the second longitudinally-extending flange comprising at least two longitudinally-juxtaposed longitudinal beams;
a web extending between and connecting the first longitudinally-extending flange and the second longitudinally-extending flange together, the web comprising a plurality of connecting elements, a first flange connector, a second flange connector, and a plurality of flange fastening assemblies,
the first flange connector being secured to the first longitudinally-extending flange through a first set of the flange fastening assemblies extending through the first longitudinally-extending flange and the first flange connector,
the second flange connector being secured to the second longitudinally-extending flange through a second set of the flange fastening assemblies extending through the second longitudinally-extending flange and the second flange connector,
each one of the first and second flange connectors having a section protruding outwardly from a respective one of the first and second flanges in the web portion,
the connecting elements being positioned longitudinally at a plurality of longitudinal positions along a length of the composite I-truss and having a first end secured to the first flange connector and a second end secured to the second flange connector, wherein the first and second longitudinally-extending flanges are made from a different material than a material of the first and second flange connectors and a material of the connecting elements of the web.

US Pat. No. 10,392,802

POLYURETHANE FOAM BACKED PANEL

1. A polyurethane foam backed panel having increased impact resistance comprised of:a. a foam backed panel with two or more layers of material(s) bonded together in a composite panel with a backside layer consisting of at least one half inch thick polyurethane foam, and
b. said foam backed panel having impact damage rendered by an impact test with a first applied impact made at a specific panel location over a given span, and
c. a fabricated control panel consisting of an identical foam backed panel, less said backside layer of said polyurethane foam, and
d. said control panel having said impact damage rendered by said impact test with a second applied impact made at said specific panel location over said given span, and
e. said first applied impact is at least 25% greater than said second applied impact, and
f. said impact damage of said foam backed panel is less than said impact damage of said control panel as determined by a visual comparison,
g. whereby said polyurethane foam backed panel has increased impact resistance.

US Pat. No. 10,392,801

MODULAR STORAGE STRUCTURE

JUSTRITE MANUFACTURING CO...

1. A structure comprising:a wall system, the wall system including a plurality of wall panels connected serially together, each wall panel having a lower end, an upper end, a central wall portion, and a pair of wall interlock members, the central wall portion having an outer face surface, an inner face surface, and a pair of side edges extending between the upper end and the lower end, and the wall interlock members respectively disposed at the side edges of the central wall portion, each interlock member including a wall rib portion and a wall stud portion, the wall rib portions of the wall interlock members respectively extending, and being planar, from the side edges of the central wall portion to a distal edge thereof, and the wall stud portions of the wall interlock member being planar and respectively extending from the distal edge of the respective wall rib portion toward the wall stud portion of the other wall interlock member, wherein the wall panels are connected together such that the wall rib portion of one of the wall interlock members of one wall panel is in abutting relationship with the wall rib portion of one of the wall interlock members of an adjacent wall panel such that the wall stud portions of the abutting wall rib portions extend away from each other to define a wall stud assembly, wherein the wall system defines an explosion relief panel opening;
a roof, the roof connected to the wall system at the upper ends of the wall panels, the roof and the wall system cooperating together to define an interior enclosure; and
an explosion relief panel, the explosion relief panel movably mounted to the wall system, the explosion relief panel being movable between a closed position in which the explosion relief panel occludes the explosion relief panel opening, and an open position in which the explosion relief panel is at least partially offset from the explosion relief panel opening, the explosion relief panel being constructed to move from the closed position outward to the open position when the interior enclosure has a pressure exceeding a predetermined amount, the explosion relief panel having a flange engaging the outer face surface of one of the central wall portions adjacent the explosion relief panel opening;
wherein the wall panels and the explosion relief panel are made from metal.

US Pat. No. 10,392,800

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR BUILDING STRUCTURES USING MULTILAYERED PANEL FRAMES

Shin Civil Engineering Co...

1. A system to build structures using planar panel framing pieces, comprising:planar polygon shaped panel frames having two parallel portions, link separators, and fasteners for construction of the structure, wherein: the planar polygon shaped panel frames are pre-fabricated and include an entirely open portion between the two parallel portions, wherein the entirely open portion between the two parallel portions extends throughout a total area of the planar polygon shaped panel frames; the planar polygon shaped panel frames are connected together utilizing the link separator positioned in the entirely open portion between the two parallel portions with the fasteners to provide utility space for electrical and plumbing installations.

US Pat. No. 10,392,799

WALL SHEATHING WITH PASSIVE ENERGY DISSIPATION

1. A method for forming a structural shear panel comprising:obtaining a corrugated sheet metal panel extending in a horizontal direction and in a vertical direction along a vertical plane, the corrugated sheet metal panel having a plurality of upper flute portions, a plurality of lower flute portions, and a plurality of web portions interconnecting the upper and lower flute portions, the pluralities of upper flute portions, lower flute portions, and web portions all being elongated along the horizontal direction; and
forming, on the corrugated sheet metal panel, a plurality of openings that linearly extend along the vertical direction through the plurality of upper flute portions and through the plurality of web portions, but not through the lower flute portions,
wherein the plurality of openings divide the corrugated sheet metal panel into a number of subpanels; and wherein prior to forming the plurality of openings, the method further comprises:
determining a desired drift ratio for the corrugated sheet metal panel;
determining, based on the desired drift ratio and a vertical height of the corrugated sheet metal panel, a desired displacement capacity; and
determining, based on the desired displacement capacity, the number of subpanels.

US Pat. No. 10,392,797

SINGLE LEAF SEPARATING WALL

GLENALMOND TIMBER COMPANY...

1. An acoustic attenuated building assembly for use as a separating wall, the assembly comprising a first plurality of timber studs arranged as a first timber frame for a first leaf to provide a perimeter to the assembly, a second plurality of timber studs arranged as a second timber frame for a second leaf matching the perimeter in the assembly, the first and second timber frames being spaced apart with a plurality of acoustic connectors located between the frames, the plurality of acoustic connectors being arranged on an inner edge of the timber studs within the perimeter of the assembly, wherein at least two of the acoustic connectors are arranged on a first side of the assembly, said assembly further comprising an acoustic wall cap disposed across and covering said space between the first and second timber frames on at least one side thereof, the acoustic wall cap being split at the positions of the at least two acoustic connectors to allow lifting straps looped around the at least two acoustic connectors to protrude through the wall cap to lift the assembly into a building construction to abut a further assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,392,796

THREE DIMENSIONAL STRUCTURAL FRAMES AND ENCLOSURES

Power Solutions Internati...

1. An enclosure, comprising:(a) a plurality of three dimensional structural frames, wherein at least one three dimensional structural frame of the plurality of three dimensional structural frames comprises:
two three dimensional structural frame members connected at their first ends,
wherein each three dimensional structural frame member of the two three dimensional structural frame members comprises:
a frame member comprising a variable cross section three dimensional structure comprising the first end, a second end, a first flange comprising an inner
edge and an outer edge, a web, and a second flange comprising an inner edge and an outer edge, wherein the web extends from the first end to the second end, and
wherein the web extends from the inner edge of the first flange to the inner edge of the second flange so as to define a channel,
a mounting flange at the second end of the variable cross section three dimensional structure that at least partially encloses the second end, wherein the mounting flange comprises through holes for mounting the frame member, and a transverse stiffener positioned within the variable cross section three dimensional structure comprising a rigid support structure rigidly fixed to the first flange, the web, and the second flange of the variable cross section three dimensional structure; and
(b) opposing wall portions interconnected by the plurality of three dimensional structural frames, wherein the wall portions comprise a plurality of uniform wall sections, wherein the wall sections each comprise a wall panel portion formed from a single sheet, a top wall portion that extends substantially perpendicularly from the wall panel portion, and sidewall portions that extend substantially perpendicularly from the wall panel portion, wherein the sidewall portions of the plurality of wall sections are joined to form the wall portions, and
wherein the plurality of three dimensional structural frames are attached to the top wall portions of the wall sections, and wherein the at least one three dimensional structural frame of the plurality of three dimensional structural frames is directly attached to the top wall portion of one of the wall sections.

US Pat. No. 10,392,795

MODULAR CONTAINER BUILDING

1. A modular container building, comprising:a building body, with a plurality of floors, each floor having at least one accommodating space with at least one external opening, wherein each external opening has a wall with a notch therein through which a container house may be inserted into the accommodating space and a pull wall disposed on an inner side of each notch for covering the notch after the container house has been inserted through the notch;
at least one external access area, disposed within the building body, each accommodating space being in communication with the at least one external access area; and
at least one container house of substantially cuboid shape, each container house further comprising:
a horizontal roof;
a bottom board parallel to the roof;
a first side board;
a second side board, wherein the second side board is parallel to the first side board while both the first side board and the second side board are in a closed vertical configuration;
a vertical front board; and
a rear board parallel to the front board, wherein each of the first side board and the second side board has a width greater than that of the front board and the rear board respectively, and both the first side board and the second side board are configured to be transitioned between a closed vertical configuration and a spread open configuration, wherein each first side board is disposed on the same side of the bottom board of the container house as each respective entrance/exit door, wherein each of the at least one container house is movably disposed within each accommodating space, respectively, such that a spacing is disposed between each container house and each respective external opening, wherein at least one side board of each container house is configured to be transitioned between a closed vertical configuration and a spread open configuration, wherein in the spread open configuration the at least one side board is spread open and placed horizontally on a ground of each accommodating space, such that the interior of each container house is in communication with each respective accommodating space, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,392,794

STRUCTURE AND METHOD OF MAKING THE SAME

Skyrise Global, LLC, Coc...

1. An entertainment structure comprising:an offset core, wherein the offset core is positioned proximate a periphery of the entertainment structure, wherein the offset core forms a back wall of the entertainment structure;
a moment stabilizing structure, wherein the offset core is cast into the moment stabilizing structure such that the back wall wraps over a top of the periphery of the entertainment structure and cascades to form the moment stabilizing structure, wherein the offset core and the moment stabilizing structure are coupled to form a continuous connection between the offset core and the moment stabilizing structure; and
a plurality of floor plate assemblies that each include:
a first edge, and
a second edge, wherein the first edge of each of the plurality of floor plate assemblies is configured to be coupled to the offset core and the second edge of each of the plurality of floor plate assemblies is configured to be coupled to the moment stabilizing structure.

US Pat. No. 10,392,793

METHOD FOR SETTING UP A WASTEWATER PUMPING STATION IN A WASTEWATER SHAFT, AND ASSOCIATED WASTEWATER PUMPING STATION

KSB Aktiengesellschaft, ...

1. A method for setting up a wastewater pumping station in a wastewater shaft, comprising the acts of:producing as separate assemblies at least one solids collecting tank configured to receive wastewater containing solids, a liquid collecting tank configured to receive wastewater from the at least one solids collecting tanks from which the solids have separated, and a pump configured to transfer the wastewater received by the liquid collecting tank through the at least one solids collecting tank;
prefabricating at least the pump and the at least one solids collecting tank as a construction unit;
combining the liquid collecting tank and the construction unit at a site of the pumping station.

US Pat. No. 10,392,792

METHOD OF PRIMING A DRAINAGE APPARATUS FOR SIPHONING LIQUID AND DRAINAGE APPARATUS

1. A method of priming a drainage apparatus for siphoning liquid between first and second reservoirs having respective reservoir floors, the apparatus including a conduit arrangement having a first opening disposed in the first reservoir, a second opening disposed in the second reservoir and a liquid injection inlet arranged between the first and second openings, and at least one valve for controlling flow of the liquid along the conduit arrangement, wherein the conduit arrangement further includes a first arm positioned along the first reservoir's floor and in direct fluid communication with the first opening, a second arm positioned along the second reservoir's floor and in direct fluid communication with the second opening, the first and second arms being positioned at a same liquid level, the method comprising:directing liquid into the conduit arrangement via the liquid injection inlet to fill up most of the conduit arrangement as controlled by the at least one valve;
directing liquid into the first reservoir via the first opening to enable more liquid to enter into the conduit arrangement until a continuous liquid flow path is formed which extends from the first opening, the first arm, the second arm and up to at least the second opening and the first opening is kept below the liquid's surface level in the first reservoir and the liquid levels in the first arm and the second arm are at the same level, the continuous liquid flow path creating a siphon and a state of equilibrium of the siphon between the first and second openings is achieved to prime the conduit arrangement;
whereby after the priming and in use, the siphon is triggered automatically when more liquid is added into the first reservoir which causes the added liquid to be siphoned to the second reservoir via the primed conduit arrangement.

US Pat. No. 10,392,791

WEIR GRATE

1. A weir grate system, comprising a base tray and an infill tray,the base tray comprising a plate, the plate comprising an upstanding wall arranged to form a periphery of the plate, the base tray further comprising a lip that projects laterally from and around an in-use upper end of the peripheral wall;
the infill tray comprising a plate; and
a plurality of posts arranged between the plate of the base tray and the plate of the infill tray, the posts being configured to space the plate of the infill tray such that it is aligned with the laterally projecting lip of the base tray, and so as to define a waterway that surrounds the infill tray and that is located between the infill tray and the base tray.

US Pat. No. 10,392,790

FLUSH TOILET

LIXIL Corporation, Tokyo...

1. A flush toilet comprising:a bowl;
a toilet drainage water pathway which communicates with the bowl and a drainage water socket and into which a cleaning water flows from the bowl; and
a valve portion which includes a rotating axis and a flapper, and which is configured to open and close the toilet drainage water pathway, the rotating axis being provided in the toilet drainage water pathway, the flapper being connected to the rotating axis and being provided so as to be capable of rotating about the rotating axis, wherein the rotating axis and a connection part between the rotating axis and the flapper are in a top part or a downstream side of the top part.

US Pat. No. 10,392,788

MULTI-LAYER WATER SEALING DEVICE AND MULTI-LAYER WATER SEALING METHOD

Kangzhiwei Zhejiang Techn...

1. A multi-layer water sealing device, comprising at least two layers of water seal sequentially arranged from top to bottom, wherein an upper-layer water seal has a floating bell-shaped cover structure, and the floating bell-shaped cover structure comprises a water sealing box and a floating bell-shaped cover arranged in the water sealing box; and a lower-layer water seal is arranged in a drain pipe below the floating bell-shaped cover, and wherein, the drain pipe is offset from a center of the water sealing box and is arranged adjacent to a first side of the water sealing box, and the floating bell-shaped cover is arranged corresponding to the drain pipe and adjacent to the first side of the water sealing box; andwherein, a floating component connected to the floating bell-shaped cover is further provided in the water sealing box and floatable in the water sealing box, and the floating component is away from the drain pipe and adjacent to a second end, opposite to the first end, of the water sealing box.

US Pat. No. 10,392,787

AUTOMATIC FAUCET AND KITCHEN

LIXIL CORPORATION, Tokyo...

1. An automatic faucet comprising:a water discharger having a water discharge port;
a retainer that detachably retains the water discharger;
a first detector that detects detachment and reattachment of the water discharger from and into the retainer;
a second detector that detects presence of an object; and
a water supply controller, wherein
in the event of the first detector detecting the water discharger being fitted into the retainer, the water supply controller is configured to cause the faucet to discharge water triggered by the detection of the object by the second detector, and
in the event of the first detector detecting the water discharger being detached from the retainer, the water supply controller is configured to suppress the water discharge from the faucet if the second detector detects the object,
if reattachment of the water discharger into the retainer is detected by the first detector after detachment of the water discharger from the retainer is detected, the water supply controller is configured to suppress the water discharge triggered by the detection of the object by the second detector until an object non-detection state, in which no object is detected by the second detector, continues for a predetermined time period from reattachment of the water discharger into the retainer.

US Pat. No. 10,392,786

ELECTRONIC PLUMBING FIXTURE FITTING WITH ELECTRONIC VALVE INCLUDING PISTON AND SEAT

Moen Incorporated, North...

1. An electronic plumbing fixture fitting, comprising:a discharge outlet, the discharge outlet being operable to deliver water; and
an electronic valve, the electronic valve being operable to permit flow of water through the discharge outlet when the electronic valve is activated and to not permit flow of water through the discharge outlet when the electronic valve is deactivated, the electronic valve including a piston and a seat;
the piston including a body and a nose;
the seat including a body, the body including a central opening extending therethrough;
the electronic valve having a sealing zone, the sealing zone being a region where a sealing member on one of the piston and the seat is in sealing contact with the other of the piston and the seat, the sealing zone being static;
the electronic valve having a flow control zone, at any given position of the piston relative to the seat, the flow control zone being a region where: (1) a portion of the piston interfaces with a portion of the seat, and (2) a distance between the portion of the piston and the portion of the seat is less than a distance between any other portion of the piston and any other portion of the seat, the flow control zone being dynamic;
wherein, the portion of the piston in the flow control zone is static, and the portion of the seat in the flow control zone is dynamic;
wherein, when the electronic valve is in a completely closed position, the sealing zone is pressurized, but the flow control zone is not pressurized; and
wherein, as the electronic valve moves from: (1) a position where: (a) the sealing member on one of the piston and the seat has lost sealing contact with the other of the piston and the seat, and (b) a distance between the sealing member on one of the piston and the seat and the other of the piston and the seat is greater than the distance between the portion of the piston and the portion of the seat in the flow control zone through: (2) a completely open position, the sealing zone is separate from the flow control zone.

US Pat. No. 10,392,784

SMALL-SIZED CONSTRUCTION MACHINE

Hitachi Construction Mach...

1. A small-sized construction machine comprising:a self-propelled lower traveling structure,
an upper revolving structure rotatably mounted on said lower traveling structure, and
a working mechanism provided on a front part side of said upper revolving structure, wherein
said upper revolving structure including:
a revolving frame forming a support structural body,
a prime mover mounted on said revolving frame,
a fuel tank having a fuel filling port on an outer surface of the fuel tank, said fuel filling port supplying a fuel and the fuel tank storing the fuel to be supplied to said prime mover,
an operator's seat platform provided on said revolving frame by covering an upper side of said fuel tank and on which an operator's seat is mounted, and
a cab made of a box body covering a periphery of said operator's seat mounted on said operator's seat platform, characterized in that:
said fuel tank is disposed between said revolving frame and said operator's seat platform;
a level gauge which is formed by a transparent tubular body having flexibility and which displays a liquid level in said fuel tank is provided on the outer surface of said fuel tank;
said level gauge is extended in an up-and-down direction while being bent having an L-shape toward a lower end part from a top end part;
a fuel filling opening surrounding said fuel filling port of said fuel tank is provided on the outer surface of said cab and a level gauge opening for visually checking said level gauge from outside of said cab is provided;
a level gauge holder for holding said level gauge at a position corresponding to said level gauge opening is provided on said operator's seat platform;
said level gauge holder has an upper holder and a lower holder disposed on upper and lower parts at an interval; and
a middle portion of said level gauge is held in a state extended linearly in the up-and-down direction between the upper holder and the lower holder.

US Pat. No. 10,392,783

CYLINDER DEVICE

Hitachi Construction Mach...

1. A construction machine comprising:an automotive lower traveling structure;
an upper revolving structure rotatably mounted on said lower traveling structure;
a working mechanism, mounted on a front part side of said upper revolving structure, capable of moving upward/downward, wherein said working mechanism includes a boom provided on said upper revolving structure, capable of moving upward/downward, an arm provided rotatably on a distal end side of said boom, and a bucket provided rotatably on a distal end side of said arm, a bucket cylinder for rotating said bucket is provided between said arm and said bucket, and said bucket cylinder includes a tube having a lengthy cylindrical shape in which one side in a length direction of said tube is closed as a bottom part, while the other side in the length direction of said tube is a rod guide;
a rod having one side mounted to a piston in said tube and the other side protruding capable of extension/contraction from said rod guide side and having a cylindrical boss part mounted to a protruding end side;
a lengthy plate-shaped protective cover having one side in a length direction of said protective cover supported by a cover guide provided to said tube in order to protect said rod, while the other side in the length direction of said protective cover is mounted to said boss part, wherein said protective cover is constituted by a plate part protecting said rod between said cover guide and said boss part and a winding part formed having an arc-shaped body so as to be wound around an outer periphery of said boss part from a distal end side of said plate part and formed by a material having elasticity;
a protective protrusion protruding outward in a radial direction of said boss part provided on an outer periphery of said boss part, a protective protrusion engaging hole into which said protective protrusion is engaged being provided in said winding part at a position corresponding to said protective protrusion;
a retaining member protruding toward an outer side in a radial direction of said boss part at a position different from said protective protrusion and retaining said winding part provided on said boss part; and
a retaining member engaging hole into which said retaining member is engaged provided in said winding part at a position corresponding to said retaining member, wherein when said tube and said rod of said bucket cylinder are brought closer to a ground surface by bringing said bucket of said working mechanism closer to the ground surface, said protective protrusion is arranged to penetrate through said protective protrusion engaging hole of said protective cover and protrude outward from said protective cover, so as to bring said protective protrusion into contact with the ground surface.

US Pat. No. 10,392,782

CONTROL VALVE FOR CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT

Volvo Construction Equipm...

1. A control valve for construction equipment comprising;a valve body having a primp passage to which hydraulic fluid is supplied from a hydraulic pump, a supply passage that is configured to communicate with the pump passage, and actuator ports that is connected to an actuator;
a spool that is installed within the valve body and shifted to enable the hydraulic fluid of the hydraulic pump to be supplied to the actuator through one of the actuator ports, and to return the hydraulic fluid discharged from the actuator to the tank passage through the other of the actuator ports;
a holding valve that is provided with a holding poppet which is formed on one of the actuator ports and an auxiliary spool which is connected to a back pressure chamber of the holding poppet and shifted by a pilot pressure so as to release a holding load of the actuator; and
a pilot pressure control valve that is shiftably installed within the holding valve and configured to apply or block the pilot pressure to the control valve through flow paths, wherein the pilot pressure control valve is to be shifted by a pressure of hydraulic fluid drained from the back pressure chamber of the holding poppet when the auxiliary spool is shifted.

US Pat. No. 10,392,781

WHEEL LOADER

KCM Corporation, Hyogo (...

1. A wheel loader comprising:a vehicle body frame;
wheels;
a working device which is attached to the vehicle body frame and which has a lift arm capable of being rotated in an up/down direction;
an engine which is attached to the vehicle body frame;
a working machine pump which is driven by the engine to discharge pressure oil for operating the working device;
a variable displacement type HST pump driven by the engine;
an HST motor which is closed-connected to the HST pump for driving the wheels; and
a controller which is adapted to control an input torque of the HST pump by controlling tilting of the HST pump based on either a power mode or an eco mode; wherein
the controller is further adapted to
control the input torque of the HST pump in accordance with a preset eco mode characteristic in case that the eco mode is selected,
control the input torque of the HST pump in accordance with a preset power mode characteristic in case that the power mode is selected, and
control an input torque characteristic of the HST pump in accordance with a lifting operation characteristic in place of the eco mode characteristic in case that a lifting operation of the lift arm is detected and the eco mode is selected.

US Pat. No. 10,392,780

WORK MACHINE HYDRAULIC DRIVE DEVICE

Kobe Steel, Ltd., Hyogo ...

1. A hydraulic drive device for a work machine, the hydraulic device being provided in a work device, comprising:a first actuator group including at least one hydraulic actuator;
a second actuator group including at least one hydraulic actuator that is different from the hydraulic actuator included in the first actuator group;
at least one closed circuit connected to each of the at least one hydraulic actuator included in the first actuator group and configured to form an oil passage through which hydraulic oil for driving the hydraulic actuator circulates;
a pump section including at least one hydraulic pump for circulating the hydraulic oil in the closed circuit, the at least one hydraulic pump including a closed circuit pump, which is a variable displacement hydraulic pump provided in the closed circuit;
at least one open circuit that connects at least a part of the at least one hydraulic pump included in the pump section to a plurality of hydraulic actuators included in the first and second actuator groups, the at least one open circuit including a plurality of variable throttle valves provided in the respective hydraulic actuators so as to change a flow rate of the hydraulic oil supplied from the hydraulic pump included in the pump section to each of the hydraulic actuators; and
a circuit switching portion, wherein the circuit switching portion has a first state in which the closed circuit is opened and the open circuit is blocked, and a second state in which the closed circuit is blocked and the open circuit is opened, the first state allowing the hydraulic actuator included in the first actuator group to be driven by the hydraulic oil circulating through the closed circuit, and the second state allowing the hydraulic oil to be supplied from the hydraulic pump connected with the open circuit, to each of the hydraulic actuators through each of the variable throttle valves.

US Pat. No. 10,392,779

METHOD OF CONTROLLING A MAIN CONTROL VALVE OF AN EXCAVATOR AND APPARATUS FOR PERFORMING THE SAME

DOOSAN INFRACORE CO., LTD...

1. A method of controlling a main control valve of an excavator when speeds of a boom cylinder and an arm cylinder are increased by handling a boom joystick and an arm joystick, the method comprising:closing a second arm control spool between a first hydraulic pump and the arm cylinder;
opening a first boom control spool between the first hydraulic pump and the boom cylinder to supply a first flux generated from the first hydraulic pump to the boom cylinder;
closing a second boom control spool between a second hydraulic pump and the boom cylinder;
opening a first arm control spool between the second hydraulic pump and the arm cylinder to supply a second flux generated from the second hydraulic pump to the arm cylinder; and
partially opening the second arm control spool to supply a part of the first flux to the arm cylinder in response to the boom joystick being handled in a decreasing direction of the speed of the boom cylinder, wherein a displacement of the boom joystick is less than a displacement of the arm joystick.

US Pat. No. 10,392,778

STABILIZING SYSTEM FOR EXCAVATORS

MIME, LLC, Brighton, CO ...

1. A stabilizing system for an excavator, comprising:an extended center frame having a frame component for mounting between opposing tracks of the excavator and a base portion of the excavator, the frame component extending beyond the base portion of the excavator on both sides to move the opposing tracks apart from one another;
a trench support: and
a mat attached to the trench support by at least one pin and a channel, the at least one pin sliding in the channel so that the mat pivots.

US Pat. No. 10,392,777

WORK VEHICLE

KOMATSU LTD., Tokyo (JP)...

1. A work vehicle comprising:a climbing device;
an operator's compartment located above the climbing device and having a door;
a sensing unit for sensing an operator; and
an actuator for automatically opening and closing the door in response to the sensing unit sensing the operator,
wherein the actuator has one end portion attached to the operator's compartment rotatably about a first rotation shaft and the other end portion attached to a door panel rotatably about a second rotation shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,392,776

JAW ASSEMBLY FOR A DEMOLITION TOOL

Caterpillar Work Tools B....

1. A jaw assembly for a demolition tool, the jaw assembly comprising:a first jaw having a back end disposed opposite a front end, a longitudinal direction of the first jaw extending from the back end toward the front end;
a second jaw operatively coupled to the first jaw via a pivot connection located at the back end of the first jaw;
at least one first coupling portion disposed on the first jaw, the at least one first coupling portion comprising:
an intermediate contact member; and
a pair of side contact members laterally extending from opposite sides of the intermediate contact member, one side contact member of the pair of side contact members protruding away from another side contact member of the pair of side contact members along a transverse direction, the transverse direction being transverse to the longitudinal direction,
each side contact member having a first protrusion spaced apart from a second protrusion, the first protrusion and the second protrusion extending away from a respective side contact member of the pair of side contact members along a normal direction and protruding away from the intermediate contact member along the transverse direction, the normal direction being perpendicular to both the longitudinal direction and the transverse direction, the normal direction facing the second jaw;
a wear plate removably coupled to the at least one first coupling portion, the wear plate comprising:
a body element saddling the intermediate contact member;
a pair of spaced apart first engagement elements extending from a first end of the body and being engaged with the first protrusions; and
a pair of spaced apart second engagement elements extending from a second end of the body and being engaged with the second protrusions, the first end of the body being opposite the second end of the body;
at least one second coupling portion adjacent to the at least one first coupling portion; and
an active module removably coupled to the at least one second coupling portion, the active module comprising:
a body member mounted to the at the least one second coupling portion; and
a pair of braces disposed on opposite sides of the body member, wherein a brace of the pair of braces extends over the second engagement elements, such that the wear plate is captured between the active module and the at least one first coupling portion.

US Pat. No. 10,392,775

LIQUID PUMP WITH A PASSIVE FILTRATION SYSTEM FOR DREDGING AND WATER FILTRATION

Fort Lewis College, Dura...

1. A liquid pump comprising:an outer tube defining an outer tube volume;
an inner tube within the outer tube volume;
a filter coupled to a distal end of the inner tube wherein the filter is within the outer tube volume;
a plurality of inner tube holes, for emitting a gas, on a distal portion of an inner surface of the inner tube; and
a plurality of annular space holes for emitting the gas to an annular space between the inner tube and the outer tube.

US Pat. No. 10,392,774

POSITION CONTROL SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AN IMPLEMENT OF A WORK VEHICLE

1. A blade adjusting system for a blade of a work vehicle having a frame and an operator control device generating a valve command to adjust a position of the blade with respect to the frame, the system comprising:a hydraulic actuator operatively connected to the blade and to the operator control device, wherein the hydraulic actuator is configured to adjust the position of the blade with respect to the frame in response to the valve command of the operator control device;
an actuator valve operatively connected to the hydraulic actuator configured to adjust a position of the hydraulic actuator in response to the valve command, wherein the actuator valve includes a fully closed position and a fully open position; and
a proportional quick drop valve operatively connected to the hydraulic actuator, wherein the proportional quick drop valve is configured to direct a flow of fluid to the hydraulic actuator in response to the valve command of the operator control when the actuator valve is between the fully closed position and the fully open position.

US Pat. No. 10,392,773

LINKAGE ASSEMBLY FOR MACHINE

Caterpillar SARL, Geneva...

1. A four-bar assembly for a linkage assembly, the four-bar assembly comprising:an arm pivot pin pivotally coupling a front arm with a rear arm of the linkage assembly, wherein the arm pivot pin is adapted to form a first vertex of the four-bar assembly, and wherein a distal end of the front arm is adapted to form a second vertex of the four-bar assembly; and
a tilt cylinder including a first end and a second end, the first end pivotally coupled to a bracket at a first end pin, the bracket angularly extending from the rear arm, wherein the first end pin is adapted to form a third vertex and the second end is adapted to form a fourth vertex of the four-bar assembly respectively,
wherein an angle formed at the arm pivot pin and defined between the rear arm and the bracket is maintained between 0 and 90 degrees when a work tool attached to the second end of the tilt cylinder via a quick coupler moves along a straight vertical path from a first position to a second position.

US Pat. No. 10,392,772

CONSTRUCTION METHOD FOR BAND TYPE FIBER REINFORCING MATERIAL FOR REINFORCED-SOIL RETAINING-WALL

HANFORCE CO., LTD., Gyeo...

1. A method of constructing a band fiber reinforcement material for a reinforced soil retaining wall, the method comprising:a first step of inserting a band fiber reinforcement material into reinforcement material insertion members provided in facing members standing at a front of a reinforced soil mass (G) such that the facing members are adjacent to each other in leftward and rightward directions;
a second step of spreading the band fiber reinforcement material on the reinforced soil mass and laying and hardening a backfill material on the band fiber reinforcement material and the reinforced soil mass; and
a third step of repeatedly carrying out the first step and the second step until a predetermined height is reached, wherein
each of the reinforcement material insertion members comprises two entrances, which are open to a rear surface of a corresponding one of the facing members and spaced apart from each other in the leftward and rightward directions, and a through channel formed inside the rear surface of the corresponding one of the facing members between the two entrances which are spaced apart from each other in the leftward and rightward directions, the through channel having a predetermined radius of curvature defined by an inner surface of the through channel, wherein
the first step of inserting comprises inserting the band fiber reinforcement material through one of the entrances and withdrawing the band fiber reinforcement material through the other entrance in a state of being spread so as to have a full width, whereby the band fiber reinforcement material is connected to each of the reinforcement material insertion members, and further comprising the steps of
folding in a longitudinal direction a front end of the band fiber reinforcement material, which is withdrawn outside the entrance of each of the reinforcement material insertion members, and
inserting the front end of the band fiber reinforcement material, which is folded in the longitudinal direction, into each of the reinforcement material insertion members, such that the front end of the band fiber reinforcement material is folded.

US Pat. No. 10,392,771

FOUNDATION/SIDEWALL CONSTRUCTION METHOD AND KIT

Lancia Homes, Inc., Fort...

1. An architectural foundation assembly, comprising:a horizontal slab including a top surface, a bottom surface, and an outside surface;
a vertical slab in contact with the horizontal slab, the vertical slab including a top surface, an outside surface, and an inside surface, the top surface of the vertical slab and at least part of the outside surface of the horizontal slab forming a shelf with a horizontal surface and a vertical surface, respectively; and
at least one structural element having a bottom surface, an inside surface and an outside surface, the bottom surface attached to and in contact with the horizontal surface of the shelf, the at least one structural element including a top surface which is flush with the top surface of the horizontal slab, and the inside surface of the at least one structural element and the outside surface of the horizontal slab forming a thermal air gap therebetween, and the thermal air gap extending continuously and uninterrupted along the outside surface of the horizontal slab.

US Pat. No. 10,392,770

EXCAVATION SUPPORT SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR INSTALLING SAME

NATIONAL TRENCH SAFETY, L...

1. An excavation support system, comprising:a plurality of linear slide-rail posts, each linear slide-rail post having at least one recessed groove formed in a longitudinal axis thereof;
a plurality of corner slide-rail posts, each corner slide-rail post having two substantially parallel recessed grooves formed in a longitudinal axis thereof, wherein the two substantially parallel recessed grooves define an angle therebetween;
at least one slide-rail panel having opposing first and second ends, wherein the first end is disposed within the recessed groove of the linear slide-rail post and the second end is disposed within one of the recessed grooves of the corner slide-rail posts;
at least one linear roller cart, having at least one roller attached thereto, adapted to slide onto the linear slide-rail post and secure thereto, the linear roller cart comprising a generally horizontal plate for supporting at least one hydraulic brace leg, wherein the linear roller cart is movable in an upward and downward direction relative to the vertical axis of the linear slide-rail post without interference from the slide-rail panel; and
at least one corner roller cart having at least one roller attached thereto, adapted to slide onto the corner slide-rail post and secure thereto, the corner roller cart comprising a generally horizontal plate for supporting at least one hydraulic brace leg, wherein each corner roller cart is movable in an upward and downward direction relative to the vertical axis of the corner slide-rail post.

US Pat. No. 10,392,769

REMOVING SUBMERGED PILES OF OFFSHORE PRODUCTION PLATFORMS

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A method comprising:removing a top deck of a fixed offshore platform installed on a mudline of a body of water;
removing an upper structure of the fixed offshore platform, the upper structure being below the top deck, a lower structure secured to the mudline by one or more structural piles remaining;
positioning a chaser pile to have a first end of the chaser pile be abut and in-line with an end of a structural pile, the chaser pile having a diameter sufficient to abut the structural pile;
positioning a hammer driver at a second end of the chaser pile opposite the first end;
hammering the chaser pile with the hammer driver to drive the structural pile, housed within one or more members of the lower structure, below a mudline of a body of water;
removing the lower structure of the fixed offshore platform; and
leaving the one or more structural piles below the mudline.

US Pat. No. 10,392,768

PILE WITH SOIL DISPLACEMENT ASSEMBLY

Hubbell Incorporated, Sh...

1. A soil displacement assembly for penetrating and forming a cavity in soil, the soil displacement assembly comprising:an upper plate having a central opening configured to receive a shaft of a pile lead or extension;
a lower plate having a central opening configured to receive the shaft of a pile lead or extension;
a reamer between the upper and lower plate and secured to each plate, wherein the upper plate, the lower plate and the reamer form a unitary structure that can slide along the shaft when penetrating the soil; and
at least one soil displacement arm extending from the lower plate and having a soil contacting surface capable of displacing soil radially outwardly.

US Pat. No. 10,392,767

MINERAL PRECIPITATION METHODS

Arizona Board of Regents ...

1. A mineral precipitation method, comprising:combining a porous starting material with:
(i) urease;
(ii) urea; and
(iii) a source of divalent cations;
wherein (i), (ii), and (iii) are provided in an aqueous solution;
wherein the aqueous solution further comprises a clay slurry; and
wherein (i), (ii), and (iii) are provided in amounts effective to, and the combining is carried out under conditions suitable to, cause carbonate precipitation of the starting material.

US Pat. No. 10,392,765

FLAP GATE DRAINAGE SYSTEMS

1. A flap gate comprising:a first door coupled with a first hinge and a second door coupled with a second hinge, wherein the first door and the second door together form a continuous concave surface; and
a structural element having a through-hole, wherein the first hinge and the second hinge couple with the structural element,
wherein the first door and the second door rest against a first side of the structural element to cover the through-hole, and wherein a second side of the structural element opposite has a concave shape having a radius of curvature that is substantially similar to a radius of curvature of an interior wall of a cylindrical structure, the second side of the structural element configured for mating with the interior wall of the cylindrical structure.

US Pat. No. 10,392,764

REVETMENT MAT

PREMIER CONCRETE PRODUCTS...

1. A revetment mat comprising multiple-sized blocks linked to one another to form non-linear water passageways between the linked blocks; the blocks arranged to form a generally rectangular shaped revetment mat having a receiving side of the revetment mat to receive and direct a water flow having an initial water flow rate into one of the non-linear water passageways and having an opposite discharging side of the revetment mat positioned to discharge the water from the one of the non-linear water passageways at a reduced water flow rate wherein:a. at least one of the blocks is a smaller block and wherein at least another of the blocks is a larger block and
b. the small block is about one unit wide by about one unit long and the larger block is about one unit wide by about one and one-half units long and wherein the blocks are each separated from each other by about one-eighth to about one-quarter units distance to form water passageways that are about one-eighth to about one-quarter units wide.

US Pat. No. 10,392,763

MULTIPURPOSE BLOWER ASSEMBLY

DC Lien, Blaine, MN (US)...

1. A multipurpose blower assembly for attachment to a supportive structure located adjacent to a water body, said multipurpose blower assembly comprising, in combination:an upper assembly being configured to reside above the water body's surface and having a top plate and an electrical gear motor mounted atop thereof, said electrical gear motor having an output shaft;
a lower assembly being configured to reside below the water body's surface and having a blower motor;
angular tilt means for angularly positioning said blower motor;
a rotating shaft having a first end coupled to said output shaft of the electrical gear motor and a second end coupled to said lower assembly;
a mount post having an upper end attached to said top plate and a lower end attached to a mid-support plate, said mid-support plate having an aperture extending therethrough for passing a select portion of the rotating shaft;
a system controller having a microcontroller configured with a central processing unit, a program memory module for receiving and storing a programmable instruction set capable of controlling operation of said electrical gear motor, a non-volatile memory module for storing user operator inputs, and a volatile memory module for storing temporary data generated and processed by the central processing unit;
a motor controller communicatively coupled to said microcontroller for controlling operation of said electrical gear motor; and
input-setting means communicatively coupled to said microcontroller for setting a clockwise endpoint position and a counterclockwise endpoint position of said output shaft for storage into said non-volatile memory module.

US Pat. No. 10,392,762

SNOW-CLEARING STRIP FOR THE SNOW-CLEARING BLADE OF A SNOWPLOW

1. A snow-clearing strip for the snow-clearing blade of a snowplow, havingan attachment neck and
an elongated rubber body vulcanized onto the attachment neck,
wherein the elongated rubber body has a wear section that projects downward and is freely flexible,
wherein hard-material wear bodies are embedded in the elongated rubber body above the wear height,
wherein a reinforcement is attached to the attachment neck and extends over at least the upper third of the wear height and is connected with the rubber body with material bonding, and
wherein the reinforcement has at least one ply of reinforcement threads.

US Pat. No. 10,392,761

AUTOMATICALLY ADJUSTABLE SNOWTHROWER CHUTE

1. A snowthrower comprising:a body;
a chute rotatable relative to the body among a plurality of chute positions, wherein the chute is configured to discharge snow from the snowthrower;
a motor for rotating the chute;
a drive wheel and a drive wheel control interface for engaging the drive wheel to move the snow thrower in a forward direction of travel;
a user input device; and
an electronic control unit configured to control the motor to provide directional output control of the chute without continuous actuation of the user input device by a user by automatically rotating the chute upon actuation of the user input device by the user, wherein the automatic rotation of the chute is from a first chute position on a first side of a zero degree chute position aligned with the forward direction of travel of the snowthrower to a second chute position on a second side of the zero degree chute position.

US Pat. No. 10,392,760

PET REFUSE COLLECTING DEVICE WITH SCOOPING PLATE

1. A pet refuse collecting device with a scooping mechanism, where the scooping mechanism can have the scoop facing down, at a 180-degree angle, to a main support tube, or rotated to a 90-degree angle, to the main support tube comprising:a singular cable running from a “U” shape device on a handle, through a hole in the top of a main flat bar contained within the main support tube, through a scooping mechanism housing, connecting to a flat bar attached to a vertical support plate;
the hole on the top of the main flat bar preventing the singular cable from slipping through the hole with a tight friction fit;
the main flat bar with two holes;
a pull-out locking knob, that allows a flat tube to be raised or lowered, into a position where one of the two holes in the main flat bar align with the pull-out locking knob, with one hole positioned with the locking knob for holding the pet refuse collecting device's scooping housing at a 180-degree position, and the other hole positioned with the locking knob for holding the pet refuse collecting device's scooping housing at a 90-degree position;
a flat bar attached to the vertical support plate whose end is attached to the singular cable;
a joint in a connection tube from a connection point on the main support tube to a connecting point of the top support plate of the scooping mechanism housing;
whereby, when the “U” shaped device on the handle is rotated down 90-degrees, with the pull-out locking knob in the pulled out position, the singular cable is pulled upward which moves the main flat bar upward, causing the singular cable connected to the end of the flat bar attached to vertical support plate in the scooping mechanism housing, to rotate the scooping mechanism housing 90-degrees, at which time the pull-out locking knob is released into the 90-degree hole in the main flat bar securing the scooping mechanism into the 90-degree position.

US Pat. No. 10,392,759

DYNAMIC ROAD MARKER

VALERANN LTD., Tel Aviv ...

1. A road marker device comprising:a road marker housing having a top surface, comprising an opening, said housing being configured for positioning within a hole in a road;
a light-source housing comprising at least one aperture and at least one light source disposed internally thereof, said light-source housing being configured to be moveably received through said opening such that a portion of said light-source housing comprising said at least one aperture is normally protruding above said top surface and can be lowered into the road marker housing upon the application of a downward pressure,
a resilient seal having a central cavity, a bottom annular portion and a top hollow tapering portion, and wherein:
(i) said central cavity being configured to receive said light-source housing;
(ii) said bottom annular portion being configured to seal a coupling between the top surface of the road marker housing and the descending light source housing; and
(iii) the top hollow tapering portion comprising elastic folds configured to pull said light-source housing upwards to said normally protruding position, when said downward pressure is removed.

US Pat. No. 10,392,758

BRIDGE TIE FASTENER SYSTEM

1. A tie fastener apparatus for attaching railroad ties to a superstructure, the tie fastener apparatus comprising:a threaded hook bolt, including a hook on one end of the threaded hook bolt, the hook including a hook end configured to engage the underside of a flange of a beam of the superstructure;
a cross strap that includes a cross strap hook end and a cross strap slot end, the cross strap hook end including a hook configured to engage a top flange of a beam of the superstructure, the cross strap slot end including one or more L-shaped slots for engaging the threaded hook bolt;
a metal member for engaging two or more ties, the metal member including a tie fastener hole at one or more locations; and
a nut configured to be fastened to a threaded end of the threaded hook bolt for installation when the threaded hook bolt is passed through the bolt hole and optionally through a washer;
wherein, when the threaded hook bolt is installed, including passing the threaded end of the threaded hook bolt through the bolt hole and fastening with the nut:
a neck of the hook engages the slot of the cross strap; and
the hook engages the superstructure and an L-shaped slot in the cross strap, tightening the cross strap to the underside of the flange of the beam; and
wherein the tie fastener apparatus is configured to be installed from above the superstructure without drilling holes in the ties or the superstructure and without requiring manned installation from below the superstructure.

US Pat. No. 10,392,757

ELECTRIC LINE STRIPER

Graco Minnesota Inc., Mi...

1. A line striper for ground marking with a sprayable fluid, the line striper comprising:a horizontal frame;
a front wheel mounted to the horizontal frame;
a left rear wheel and a right rear wheel mounted to the horizontal frame;
a rear axle extending from one or both of the left rear wheel and the right rear wheel;
a mounting arm assembly connected to the horizontal frame;
a spray gun mounted on the mounting arm assembly and positioned for spraying the ground;
a pump mounted on the horizontal frame, the pump configured to pump the sprayable fluid to the spray gun; and
a fluid reservoir support stage removably positioned over the horizontal frame, wherein the stage is positioned on the horizontal frame above the rear axle and extends rearward of the rear axle.

US Pat. No. 10,392,756

ROADWAY MARKER CONTROL SYSTEM

LimnTech LLC, Souderton,...

1. A global positioning system (GPS)-based control system for positioning a material dispensing nozzle over a predetermined roadway mark path located on a roadway surface comprising:a vehicle having an attached paint carriage which is laterally movable which respect to the vehicle;
a material dispensing nozzle attached to the paint carriage;
a first GPS antenna mounted on the vehicle;
a second GPS antenna mounted on the vehicle;
a third GPS antenna mounted on the vehicle;
a first GPS receiver responsive to the first GPS antenna;
a second GPS receiver responsive to the second GPS antenna;
a third GPS receiver responsive to the third GPS antenna;
a first signal processor responsive to the first GPS receiver for determining a geographical location of the first GPS antenna;
a second signal processor responsive to the second GPS receiver for determining the geographical location of the second GPS antenna;
a third signal processor responsive to the third GPS receiver for determining the geographical location of the third GPS antenna,
a linear motion and position sensor for determining a relative lateral linear displacement of the paint carriage with respect to the vehicle;
a GPS location processor responsive to the first signal processor and to the linear motion and position sensor for determining an absolute GPS location of the material dispensing nozzle, wherein the GPS location processor is further responsive to the second signal processor and the third signal processor for determining the absolute GPS location of the material dispensing nozzle;
a coordinate transform processor for transforming the absolute GPS location of the material dispensing nozzle into a location in a coordinate system other than GPS;
a comparator device for comparing the location of the material dispensing nozzle in the coordinate system other than GPS to a desired roadway mark path according to the coordinate system other than GPS; and
a control system, including a computer, responsive to the comparator device for controllably positioning the material dispensing nozzle over the predetermined roadway mark path by laterally moving the paint carriage.

US Pat. No. 10,392,755

MACHINE FOR REALIZING PAVEMENTS

Consulting Casters BVBA, ...

1. A device for realizing surfacing, the device comprising: a skeleton formed by two parallel support beams and crossbars perpendicular to the parallel support beams, wherein:the crossbars are retractable and expandable within frame elements and middle frame elements, and the middle frame elements are retractable and expandable within the frame elements in order to be able to change to the device's working width,
wherein:
the frame elements each comprise a stepped configuration with a bottom step and a top step,
each of the bottom step and the top step comprise a sleeve as a guide for expansion and contraction of the crossbars within the frame elements, and
the bottom step of each frame element is located at the inside of the skeleton such that a recessed ledge is formed on an external surface of the bottom step; and
the ends of the parallel support beams have been fitted with rollers that facilitate movement of the device.

US Pat. No. 10,392,754

RECESSED CONCRETE RAIL SEAT ASSEMBLY

Progress Rail Services Co...

1. A rail seat comprising:a rail tie;
a rail anti-abrasion plate;
an elastic rail clip; and
a rail clip support shoulder;
wherein the rail tie has a recessed rail seat with additional recesses to accommodate ribs on a surface of said anti-abrasion plate, said ribs being configured to seat in the additional recesses and provide a wider lateral support for the rail and retard longitudinal movement, wherein a first one of said ribs extends in a first direction towards a first one of said additional recesses, the first direction being normal to a face of the recessed rail seat.

US Pat. No. 10,392,751

PROCESS OF FORMING A SECOND PAPERMAKING PRODUCT BASED ON CHARACTERISTICS OF A FIRST PAPERMAKING PRODUCT

GPCP IP Holdings LLC, At...

1. A process of forming a paper product, the process comprising:determining a value of a characteristic of a first papermaking fabric, the characteristic being related to one of (i) knuckles in the first papermaking fabric, (ii) pockets in the first papermaking fabric, and (iii) both knuckles and pockets formed in the first papermaking fabric;
forming a first paper product using the first papermaking fabric, the first paper product having domes;
determining a property of the domes in the first paper product;
correlating the property of the domes in the first paper product to the determined value of the characteristic of the first papermaking fabric;
forming a second papermaking fabric, the second papermaking fabric being configured such that a value of the characteristic in the second papermaking fabric is altered from the determined value of the characteristic in the first papermaking fabric; and
forming a second paper product using the second papermaking fabric, the second paper product having domes, wherein the property of the domes in the second paper product is different than the determined property of the domes in the first paper product made with the first papermaking fabric.

US Pat. No. 10,392,749

YANKEE DRYER CYLINDER WITH CONTROLLED THERMAL EXPANSION

A. CELLI PAPER S.P.A., C...

1. Yankee dryer cylinder (1) comprising:a cylindrical shell made of steel (10) having a first end (11) and a second end (12) opposite to said first end (11), said cylindrical shell (10) having a longitudinal axis (101) and being, furthermore, provided with a plurality of circumferential grooves (15);
a first head (20), or first end wall, fixed to said first end (11) of said cylindrical shell made of steel (10), said first head (20) being made of cast iron;
a second head (30), or second end wall, fixed to said second end (12) of said cylindrical shell made of steel (10), also said second head (20) being made of cast iron;
a hollow shaft (40) mounted inside said cylindrical shell (10) and connected to said first and to said second head (20,30) at a first and a second end (41,42), respectively;
a first bearing journal (50) fixed to said hollow shaft (40) at said first end (41);
a second bearing journal (60) fixed to said hollow shaft (40) at said second end (42);
wherein said cast iron in which said first and said second head (20,30) are made has the following composition by weight %:
C: between 3.0 and 3.5%;
Si: between 1.5 and 2.7%;
Mn: between 0.3 and 0.7%;
P: between 0.05 and 0.10%;
V: between 0.20 and 0.50%;
S: between 0.05 and 0.10%;
Mg: between 0.06 and 0.20%;
Cu: between 0.10 and 0.80%;
Cr: between 0.05 and 0.10%.

US Pat. No. 10,392,748

SYSTEM AND PROCESS FOR PULPING WOOD

Veolia Water Technologies...

13. A wood pulping system comprising:(a) a pulping unit for pulping wood or wood chips and which produces a liquor;
(b) a pre-concentration unit for receiving the liquor from the pulping unit and concentrating the same, the pre-concentration unit comprising at least two evaporators for receiving the liquor and producing:
(i) a concentrated liquor;
(ii) a contaminated condensate;
(iii) a non-contaminated condensate;
(c) one or more flash tanks forming a part of the wood pulping system;
(d) a line operatively connected between the pre-concentration unit and the one or more flash tanks for directing the concentrated liquor from the pre-concentration unit into the one or more flash tanks;
(e) wherein the one or more flash tanks are configured to further concentrate the concentrated liquor by flashing the concentrated liquor to form flashed concentrated liquor and generating steam therefrom;
(f) a multi-effect train including a series of forced circulation solids concentrators for receiving the flashed concentrated liquor and further concentrating the flashed concentrated liquor to form a highly concentrated liquor;
(g) each forced circulation solids concentrator including:
(i) a heat exchanger;
(ii) a recirculation pump;
(iii) a vapor outlet;
(iv) and wherein the recirculation pump is operative to circulate the flashed concentrated liquor through the forced circulation solids concentrator and the heat exchanger thereof;
(h) a steam conveying line operatively connected between the one or more flash tanks and the multiple effect train for conveying steam from the one or more flash tanks to the multiple effect train;
(i) a steam stripping unit having an inlet for receiving the contaminated condensate produced by said evaporators and having a steam inlet for receiving steam from a steam source;
(j) the steam stripping unit being operative to strip contaminants from the contaminated condensate and produce a contaminated vapor stream;
(k) a first conduit operatively interconnected between the steam stripping unit and at least one effect of the multi-effect train for directing the contaminated vapor stream from the steam stripping unit to the one effect and heating the flashed concentrated liquor passing through the one effect and producing a secondary vapor stream, resulting in the flashed concentrated liquor being further concentrated in the one effect;
(l) one or more additional vapor conduits operatively connected between one or more of the multiple effects for directing the secondary vapor stream or other vapor streams produced directly or indirectly thereby, from one effect to another effect; and
(m) an incinerator or boiler for receiving at least a portion of the highly concentrated liquor and burning the same.

US Pat. No. 10,392,747

SYSTEM AND A METHOD FOR OPTIMIZATION OF CONTINUOUS DIGESTION PROCESS

ABB Schweiz AG, Baden (C...

1. A method for on-line optimization of a continuous pulp digester using a control system, wherein the control system comprises a plurality of controllers for a plurality of sections of the continuous pulp digester, an optimization solver for generating set points for digester parameters controlled through the plurality of controllers, and a trigger module to trigger the optimization solver, the method comprising, by the control system:a) providing a model of the continuous pulp digester by a process model component, wherein the model of the continuous pulp digester is developed by connecting sub-models developed for the plurality of sections of the continuous pulp digester;
b) obtaining estimates of one or more digester parameters for the plurality of sections of the continuous pulp digester using a parameter estimation component;
c) obtaining measured data using at least one of on-line measurements, data from laboratory analysis, and any combination thereof;
d) obtaining a difference between the estimates of the one or more digester parameters and the measured data obtained using at least one of on-line measurements, data from laboratory analysis, and any combination thereof;
e) evaluating the difference between the estimates of the one or more digester parameters and the measured data based on allowed tolerances of on-line performance and accuracy of the continuous pulp digester;
f) providing a trigger to a plant optimization component to solve a plurality of multi-objective functions for optimization of the continuous pulp digester and to update the model of the continuous pulp digester based on the allowed tolerances;
g) obtaining multiple solutions by solving the plurality of multi-objective functions for optimizing various digester parameters, and obtaining consequence information using the updated model of the continuous pulp digester;
h) selecting a plant objective function from the plurality of multi-objective functions based on the obtained consequence information for each of the multiple solutions obtained using the updated model;
i) obtaining an optimal set-point profile for digester parameters along the plurality of sections of the digester, the optimal set-point profile being determined by solving the plant objective function; and
j) regulating the digester parameters by the plurality of controllers of the control system at the plurality of sections of the continuous pulp digester using the optimal set-point profile for optimized control of the continuous pulp digester.

US Pat. No. 10,392,745

PROCESS FOR MANUFACTURING CARBON FIBER FABRICS AND FABRIC MANUFACTURED WITH THIS PROCESS

1. A cured, carbon fiber fabric comprising:carbon fibers impregnated with a first coating of silicone, polyurethane or acrylic emulsion which is then dried together with the fabric, and impregnated with a second coating of an aliphatic solution comprising polyacrylates or glycols and thereafter dried,
wherein at least one protective layer comprising a film, a woven fabric or a nonwoven fabric is applied onto one side of the fabric,
wherein the cured, carbon fiber fabric is foldable, and
wherein the surface of the protective layer contacting the fabric partially penetrates the fabric, so as to create an intermediate layer in which the outer filaments of the fabric are integral with the protective layer.

US Pat. No. 10,392,744

ELASTIC FLOOR COVERING IN THE FORM OF A WEB PRODUCT THAT CAN BE ROLLED UP

WPT GMBH, Detmold (DE)

1. An elastic floor covering in the form of sheets, which can be rolled up, comprising:a soft core of polyurethane,
a layered compound structure disposed on the core, and
a fiber mat formed on a back of the floor covering, including fibers and interstices between the fibers, the fibers of the fiber mat being formed by a material selected from the group consisting of glass, PET, PP, polyester and renewable raw materials, and
a barrier layer which seals the fiber mat on a side thereof facing the core and prevents liquids penetrating from the core into the fiber mat during the manufacturing process of the floor panel in which a layer of liquid polyurethane is applied on the fiber mat, wherein the barrier layer prevents the interstices between the fibers of the fiber mat to be filled by the liquid polyurethane of the core, the fiber mat being an outermost layer, and the interstices being retained for taking up an adhesive for gluing the floor covering to a screed.

US Pat. No. 10,392,743

FLEXIBLE HEAT SHIELD WITH SILICONE ELASTOMER AND A TOPCOAT FOR INFLATABLE SAFETY DEVICES

Dow Silicones Corporation...

1. A thermally resistant layered composite sheet for an inflatable vehicle safety device, the composite sheet comprising:a first fabric layer having a top side and a bottom side; and
a thermal barrier layer comprising;
at least one silicone elastomer layer, and
one or more silicone topcoats different from the silicone elastomer layer;
the thermal barrier layer being located adjacent to one of the sides such that the silicone topcoat is spaced from the first fabric layer and the silicone elastomer layer is sandwiched between the first fabric layer and the silicone topcoat;
wherein the silicone elastomer layer is formed from a liquid silicone rubber (LSR) composition and exhibits a weight that is between about 100 g/m2 to about 600 g/m2;
wherein the silicone topcoat is formed from a different LSR composition and exhibits a weight that is between about 3 g/m2 to about 50 g/m2;
wherein the composite sheet has a thermal resistance value of six seconds or more at 725° C. with the thermal resistance imparted by the silicone topcoat being greater than the thermal resistance imparted by an equal amount by weight of the silicone elastomer layer; and
wherein the Young's modulus of elasticity of the silicone topcoat of the thermal barrier layer is greater than that of the silicone elastomer layer of the thermal barrier layer.

US Pat. No. 10,392,741

CLOTHES DRYER HAVING SPEED SENSOR

1. A rotating drum clothes dryer, comprising:a drum assembly, the drum assembly including a drum, the drum being rotatable,
a motor, the motor being constructed and arranged to rotate the drum;
a heater;
a control circuit; and
a speed sensor constructed and arranged to:
1) sense whether a portion of the drum assembly is moving at a speed of movement that is selected from the group consisting of 1) a first speed at or above a first predetermined speed threshold; and 2) a second speed below the first predetermined speed threshold; wherein the portion of the drum assembly is selected from the group consisting of the drum, a belt, an idler, a drum support roller, a drum bearing, a drum shaft, a belt tensioning roller and a sensor tag; and
2) create an output signal to the control circuit that indicates whether the selected portion of the drum assembly is moving at a speed selected from the group consisting of the first speed and the second speed; wherein the control circuit is constructed and arranged to control the operation an element of the clothes dryer selected from the group consisting of the motor, the heater, a door lock, a visual indicator, an audible indicator, a timer and a fault detection indicator.

US Pat. No. 10,392,740

INTELLIGENT DISPENSING IN A LAUNDRY APPLIANCE

Whirlpool Corporation, B...

1. A dryer, comprising:a rotatable drum at least partially defining a chamber for drying fabric articles;
an airflow system, having a blower fan and a blower motor, configured to selectively provide air to the rotatable drum;
a dispensing system, comprising:
multiple reservoirs configured to store a corresponding number of fabric-conditioning substances; and
a nozzle, fluidly coupled to the rotatable drum, and configured to dispense at least one of the fabric-conditioning substances into the rotatable drum; and
a controller operably coupled to the dispensing system and configured to control dispensing of the at least one of the fabric-conditioning substances based on a type of the at least one of the fabric-conditioning substances.

US Pat. No. 10,392,739

DISPENSER CUP

Whirlpool Corporation, B...

1. A laundry treating appliance comprising:a cabinet defining an interior and having an access opening providing access to the interior;
a treating chamber located within the interior for receiving laundry for treatment according to a cycle of operation; and
a dispenser assembly having multiple conduits supplying different destinations and a movable selector compartment having a treating chemistry reservoir with an outlet selectably coupled with the multiple conduits;
wherein the selector compartment is movable to fluidly couple with a selected one of the multiple conduits to fluidly couple the treating chemistry reservoir to the destination corresponding to the selected conduit.

US Pat. No. 10,392,738

CLOTHES TREATING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method for controlling a clothes treating apparatus comprising a manipulation knob, a main course selection interface having data identify a plurality of courses displayed on a circumference of the manipulation knob, a memory to store information identifying numbers of times each of the plurality of courses is selected through the main course selection interface, and a controller to drive the clothes treating apparatus in accordance with an input received through the manipulation knob, the method comprising the steps of:activating the clothes treating apparatus;
determining whether one or more of the courses were previously selected through the main course selection interface a prescribed number of times or more during a prescribed period;
displaying the one or more of the courses which were previously selected through the main course selection interface the prescribed number of times or more during the prescribed period;
receiving a selection of one of the one or more displayed courses through rotation of the manipulation knob, wherein the controller drives the clothes treating apparatus based on the selection;
after displaying the one or more courses selected the prescribed number of times or more on the main course selection interface, determining when the manipulation knob is rotated by a prescribed angle or more; and
modifying, when the manipulation knob is rotated by a prescribed angle or more, the main course selection interface such that all of the plurality of courses are concurrently displayed on the main course selection interface.

US Pat. No. 10,392,737

LAUNDRY TREATING APPARATUS

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A laundry treating apparatus, comprising:a cabinet having a laundry opening formed therein,
a door mounted to a front of the cabinet to open and close the laundry opening;
a control panel arranged on the cabinet above the door, wherein the control panel includes a front plate;
a control panel body that projects forward from the front plate, wherein a front side of the control panel body is sloped to face in an upward direction of the laundry treatment device and is provided in front of a front side of the cabinet, where in the control panel body includes:
a front body that projects forward from the front plate;
a window arranged on the front body and covering an entirety of a front side of the front body, a front side of the window being sloped to face in an upward direction; and
and a deco that surrounds an upper side, a lower side, and at least one of two opposite sides of the front body and surrounds an upper side, a lower side, and at least one of two opposite sides of the window,
wherein the door includes an outer frame that forms an exterior appearance of the door, wherein the outer frame is positioned such that at least a portion of the outer frame projects outside of the cabinet when the door is closed, and wherein a portion of the outer frame faces a lower side of the control panel body in a vertical direction of the laundry treatment apparatus, and
wherein the front body forms a space therein, wherein the control panel further includes a printed circuit board (PCB) assembly, and wherein at least a portion of the PCB assembly is inserted into the space.

US Pat. No. 10,392,736

SEWING MACHINE, STITCHING PATTERN DISPLAY METHOD, AND RECORDING MEDIUM FOR STORING PROGRAM

Janome Sewing Machine Co....

1. A sewing machine comprising:a first image acquisition unit that performs image acquisition from a front face side of a cloth, so as to acquire a first stitching pattern video image including an image of a stitching pattern appearing on the front face of the cloth, the image of the stitching pattern being at a center position of the first stitching pattern video image;
a second image acquisition unit that performs image acquisition from a back face side of the cloth, so as to acquire a second stitching pattern video image including a part of the back face side corresponding to the stitching pattern appearing on the front face of the cloth, the part being at a center position of the second stitching pattern video image; and
a display unit that displays, on a single screen, the first stitching pattern video image thus acquired by the first image acquisition unit and the second stitching pattern video image thus acquired by the second image acquisition unit.

US Pat. No. 10,392,734

YARN TENSION CONTROL DEVICE

1. A yarn tension control device for use on a knitting machine, comprising:a main support installed over the knitting machine and being inserted with a main shaft;
a yarn disc wound with yarns and disposed on the main shaft;
a rotary disc arranged at the main shaft;
a rotatable clamping roller disposed on the main support and used for pressing against the yarns of the yarn disc; and
a friction damper arranged at one side of the rotary disc and used to control and adjust rotational speed of the rotary disc;
wherein a plurality of the yarn tension control devices is disposed on the knitting machine while in use; the yarn disc and the rotary disc are disposed on the main shaft and are rotated at the same speed along with the yarns being drawn by an external force;
wherein the main support is a base installed over the knitting machine; a connecting rod is passed through and disposed on the main support; a fixing base is disposed on one end of the main shaft; the yarn disc is fit on the fixing base; the rotary disc is arranged at another end of the main shaft and located on one side of the main support; the friction damper includes a clamp support and a rubber set; the clamp support is disposed on one end of the connecting rod and the rotary disc being passed through an opening of the clamp support and an adjustment switch is arranged at a rear end of the opening of the clamp support; the rubber set is fixed in the opening of the clamp support and located on a left side and a right side of the rotary disc; friction of the rubber set with respect to the rotary disc is adjusted by the adjustment switch; the rotatable clamping roller is disposed on another end of the connecting rod.

US Pat. No. 10,392,733

JACQUARD WARP TENSION DEVICE FOR WARP KNITTING MACHINE

JIANGNAN UNIVERSITY, Wux...

1. A jacquard warp tensioning device for a warp knitting machine, comprising:a pair of parallel side panels disposed on two sides of a machine casing a warp beam, a plurality of warp guide rods and a flat spring warp dividing device—all disposed between the pair of side panels, the warp beam being positioned at upper portions of the side panels, the plurality of warp guide rods and the flat spring warp dividing device being disposed successively at positions lower than that of the warp beam,
wherein an upper tension balancing device and a lower tension balancing device are disposed between the warp beam and the plurality of warp guide rods, the upper tension balancing device comprising an upper rotating shaft with two ends thereof disposed on the side panels, an upper servo motor disposed at one end of the upper rotating shaft and an upper tensioning rod fixedly disposed on the upper rotating shaft by a plurality of upper connecting rods, the upper tensioning rod corresponding to upwardly conveyed yarns of the warp yarns; the lower tension balancing device comprising a lower rotating shaft with two ends thereof disposed on the side panels, a lower servo motor disposed at one end of the lower rotating shaft and a lower tensioning rod fixedly disposed on the lower rotating shaft by of a plurality of lower connecting rods, the lower tensioning rod corresponding to downwardly conveyed yarns of the warp yarns; the upper servo motor and the lower servo motor being connected with an industrial computer through a servo driver, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,392,732

CIRCULAR MACHINE FOR KNITTING, HOSIERY OR THE LIKE, WITH SINKER ACTUATION DEVICE

LONATI S.P.A., Brescia (...

1. A circular machine for knitting hosiery, with sinker actuation device, comprising:a needle cylinder, arranged so that an axis thereof is substantially vertical and actuatable with a rotary motion about said axis in both directions of rotation; said needle cylinder having, on its lateral surface, a plurality of axial grooves, each of which accommodates a needle that can move on command along the corresponding axial groove in order to pick up at least one yarn dispensed at at least one feed or drop and form knitting;
needle actuation cams, which face a lateral surface of the needle cylinder and define paths that are extended around the axis of the needle cylinder and can be engaged by at least one heel of the needles, which protrudes from the lateral surface of the needle cylinder, in order to actuate the movement of the needles along the corresponding axial groove with respect to the needle cylinder as a consequence of the rotation of the needle cylinder about its own axis with respect to said needle actuation cams and said at least one feed;
a sinker ring, which is integral with said needle cylinder in rotation about its own axis and is arranged coaxially to the needle cylinder at its upper end, said sinker ring supporting a plurality of sinkers that can move radially with respect to the needle cylinder and to the sinker ring;
a sinker cap, which is arranged above and coaxially with respect to said sinker ring and supports sinker actuation cams that define at least one path that is extended around the axis of the needle cylinder and can be engaged by a heel of the sinkers, which protrudes upwardly from said sinker ring, in order to actuate the movement of the sinkers along a radial direction with respect to the needle cylinder and to said sinker ring as a consequence of the rotation of the needle cylinder about its own axis with respect to said sinker cap, to said at least one feed and to said sinker actuation cams;
said needle actuation cams comprising two needle lifting cams, respectively a first cam for lifting the needles to the tuck or dropped position and a second cam for lifting the needles to the tuck or dropped position, which are arranged on mutually opposite sides with respect to an imaginary plane that passes through the axis of the needle cylinder and through said at least one feed or drop of the machine;
said sinker actuation cams comprising two pusher cams, respectively a first pusher cam and a second pusher cam, arranged on mutually opposite sides with respect to an imaginary plane that passes through the axis of the needle cylinder and through said at least one feed or drop of the machine; said pusher cams being able to engage said heel of the sinkers to cause the movement of said sinkers toward the axis of the needle cylinder;
wherein said first pusher cam and said second pusher cam are arranged respectively at said first cam for lifting the needles to the tuck or dropped position and at said second cam for lifting the needles to the tuck or dropped position and can move with respect to the sinker cap toward or away from the axis of the needle cylinder, actuation means being provided which act on said first pusher cam and on said second pusher cam in order to move alternatively said first pusher cam or said second pusher cam toward the axis of the needle cylinder or away from the axis of the needle cylinder.

US Pat. No. 10,392,731

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CREATING THREE-DIMENSIONAL WOVEN TEXTILE PRODUCTS

UNSPUN, INC., Palo Alto,...

1. An apparatus for creating a three-dimensional woven textile product, comprising:a base;
a baseplate mounted on a top surface of the base:
the baseplate having a two-dimensional configuration of holes along a top surface of the baseplate, wherein each of the holes has a strand of warp yarn that extends from the hole in a direction away from the top surface of the baseplate, and
the baseplate having an axis around which the baseplate is configured to rotate in a circular motion;
an actuator configured to move a strand of weft yarn forwards and backwards in a direction parallel to the top surface of the baseplate so as to cause the strand of weft yarn to alternately weave in and out of the strands of warp yarn;
a weaving arm, having mounted thereon the actuator, and mounted on the top surface of the base, the weaving arm configured to move the actuator in a direction away from the top surface of the baseplate so as to cause the strand of weft yarn to alternately weave in and out of the strands of warp yarn at a different height to create a three-dimensional woven textile product; and
a controller configured to control operation of the baseplate, the actuator, and the weaving arm.

US Pat. No. 10,392,730

CLAMPING OF THE POSITION OF THE LATITUDINAL PARTS OF A FABRIC GUIDING DEVICE

1. Fabric guiding device for a weaving machine, comprising an upper bridge and/or a lower bridge, wherein the device comprises first automatic clampers which are provided in order to release and secure the upper bridge and/or the lower bridge.

US Pat. No. 10,392,729

BINDING STRUCTURE OF INDUSTRIAL FABRIC

NIPPON FILCON CO., LTD., ...

1. A binding structure of an industrial fabric for binding both ends of a fabric with ends to form it into an endless type, the industrial fabric including a plurality of warps and a plurality of wefts, the binding structure comprising:binding loops, each of the binding loops formed by bending an end of one of the warps and folding it back;
receiving loops opposed to the binding loops, each of the receiving loops associated with and configured to receive a respective one of the binding loops therethrough; and
a core member extending through each binding loop and locking the binding loop against the associated receiving loop without passing through any of the receiving loops.

US Pat. No. 10,392,728

FABRIC FOR ELECTROMAGNETIC SHIELDING

TRESSE INDUSTRIE, Ambert...

1. A fabric for electromagnetic shielding presenting a weave of interwoven weft threads and warp threads, wherein the weft threads are non-conductive and wherein the warp threads are conductive and comprise multifilament or monofilament textile conductive threads having metal strands and in that, at least one conductive warp thread is weft inserted within the non-conductive weft threads to create an equipotential connection perpendicular to the direction of the warp threads.

US Pat. No. 10,392,727

NANOFIBER MANUFACTURING-APPARATUS NOZZLE HEAD AND NANOFIBER MANUFACTURING APPARATUS WITH THE SAME

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba,...

1. A nanofiber manufacturing-apparatus nozzle head, comprising a plurality of holes, a solution being ejected from the holes, the holes being arranged on a straight line passing through a center of a face of the nozzle head,wherein the holes include:
a first hole,
a second hole,
a third hole being located between the first hole and the second hole and being adjacent to the first hole, and
a fourth hole being located between the second hole and the third hole and being adjacent to the second hole and the third hole, a first interval between the first hole and the third hole is larger than a second interval between the third hole and the fourth hole, the second interval is larger than a third interval between the second hole and the fourth hole.

US Pat. No. 10,392,726

HIGH-THROUGHPUT IMMUNE SEQUENCING

President and Fellows of ...

1. A method comprising:(a) linking a polynucleotide sequence encoding a heavy chain variable region (VH) and a polynucleotide sequencing encoding a light changing variable region (VL) from a single cell to form paired sequences;
(b) sequencing a polynucleotide amplified from the paired sequences, thereby forming paired sequence reads;
(c) selecting a therapeutic antibody candidate comprising a VH and a VL encoded by at least one sequence pair linked in (a); and
(d) screening the therapeutic antibody candidate for a property, wherein the property is selected from the group consisting of functional specificity, affinity and neutralization ability;
wherein (a) is performed for a plurality of polynucleotide sequences encoding heavy chain variable regions (VH) and a plurality of polynucleotide sequences encoding light chain variable regions (VL) each from a single cell to form a plurality of paired sequences, each representing a sequence pair from an individual cell, and wherein selecting is based on a frequency of each of two or more paired VH and VL sequences from among the plurality of paired sequences and a variance from a reference library for at least one of the two or more paired VH and VL sequences.

US Pat. No. 10,392,724

PROCESS OF FORMING EPITAXIAL WAFER

SUMITOMO ELECTRIC INDUSTR...

1. A process of forming an epitaxial wafer, comprising steps of:growing an aluminum nitride (AlN) layer at a first temperature and a first flow rate of ammonia (NH3); and
growing a gallium nitride (GaN) layer directly on and continuous with the AlN layer, wherein
the step of growing the GaN layer includes a first period and a second period,
in the first period, temperature from the first temperature to a second temperature that is lower than the first temperature, and flow rate of NH3 from the first flow rate to a second flow rate different from the first flow rate are varied,
in the second period, the GaN layer is grown at the second temperature and the second flow rate of NH3, and
in the first period and the second period, gallium (Ga) from a gallium source is supplied.

US Pat. No. 10,392,723

REACTION CHAMBER FOR EPITAXIAL GROWTH WITH A LOADING/UNLOADING DEVICE AND REACTOR

LPE S.P.A., Baranzate (M...

1. A reaction chamber of a reactor for epitaxial growth having a reaction and deposition zone and comprising:a wall with a recess,
a susceptor comprising a body and a relief, wherein said body is placed in said recess so that said body rotates with respect to said wall,
a discoid supporting element adapted to be laid stably on said relief such that the discoid supporting element rotates with the susceptor, the discoid supporting element having a shape with a size such to protrude radially from said relief and adapted to support one or more substrates to be subjected to epitaxial growth, and
a flat covering located inside said reaction and deposition zone over said wall and fixed with respect to the reaction chamber, said flat covering having an upper surface aligned with an upper surface of said discoid supporting element and having a hole at said discoid supporting element;
wherein the shape of said hole corresponds to the shape of said discoid supporting element;
wherein said flat covering has a first hollow guide and a second hollow guide for the passage of a device for loading/unloading said discoid supporting element, wherein said first hollow guide and said second hollow guide extend starting from an edge of said flat covering to said hole;
wherein said hole is circle-shaped, and wherein said first and second hollow guides extend to two peripheral zones of the circle opposite with respect to its center.

US Pat. No. 10,392,722

DEFECT REDUCTION IN SEEDED ALUMINUM NITRIDE CRYSTAL GROWTH

CRYSTAL IS, INC., Green ...

1. A bulk single crystal of AlN having a thickness greater than 0.1 mm and an areal planar defect density ?100 cm?2.

US Pat. No. 10,392,721

LASER-HEATED CRYSTAL FIBER GROWTH SYSTEM

1. An enhanced laser heated pedestal growth system comprising:two lasers having output beams that are combined with a beam combiner to produce a single beam, wherein a power fluctuation of the single beam is less than that of the output beams of the two lasers individually;
a growth chamber including a final focusing mirror for receiving and focusing the single beam of the lasers onto a tip of a feed material to create a molten zone in a focal region, wherein the final focusing mirror of the growth chamber has a surface accuracy of approximately 1 micrometer RMS;
a feed transport mechanism adapted for transporting a feed material through the growth chamber and into a focal region;
an opposing seed transport mechanism adapted for withdrawing a seed material out of the growth chamber;
an imaging system adapted for capturing an image of the molten zone within the growth chamber; and
a controller in communication with the feed transport mechanism, the seed transport mechanism, and the imaging system, the controller adapted to control and stabilize a fiber growth process by controlling the feed transport mechanism and the seed transport mechanism.

US Pat. No. 10,392,719

ELECTROLYTIC TREATMENT APPARATUS AND ELECTROLYTIC TREATMENT METHOD

Tokyo Electron Limited, ...

1. An electrolytic treatment apparatus for performing a predetermined treatment by using treatment target ions contained in a treatment liquid, the apparatus comprising:a common electrode and a counter electrode that are disposed such that the treatment liquid is interposed therebetween,
wherein a first wiring and a second wiring are both directly connected to the common electrode, and a capacitor, positioned outside the treatment liquid, is provided along the first wiring and is constantly connected to the common electrode,
when charging of the capacitor is performed in a state where the first wiring and the second wiring are not connected to each other, the common electrode forms an electric field in the treatment liquid so that the treatment target ions in the treatment liquid are moved to the counter electrode side, and
when discharging of the capacitor is performed in a state where the first wiring and the second wiring are connected to each other, a voltage is applied between the common electrode and the counter electrode so that the treatment target ions moved to the counter electrode side are oxidized or reduced.

US Pat. No. 10,392,718

ANODIZATION AND POLISH SURFACE TREATMENT

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A part for a portable electronic device, the part comprising:an unpolished metal substrate formed of a metal capable of being anodized and having a transition surface characterized as having peaks separated from each other by valleys by at least a minimum depth; and
an anodic layer formed from the unpolished metal substrate, the anodic layer having a planar surface and overlaying the transition surface, wherein during the formation of the anodic layer, the metal associated with the peaks is preferentially anodized with respect to the valleys such that (i) the minimum depth of separation between the peaks and the valleys is maintained, and (ii) apexes of the peaks are disproportionately rounded relative to troughs of the valleys so that an average roughness of the unpolished metal substrate is reduced, thereby increasing an amount of glossiness of the unpolished metal substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,392,717

PROTECTIVE COATING FOR TITANIUM LAST STAGE BUCKETS

General Electric Company,...

1. A bucket for use in the last stage of a steam turbine engine, said bucket comprising:a titanium-based alloy having between 3% and 6.25% by weight aluminum, up to 3.5% vanadium, up to 2.25% tin, up to 2.25% zirconium, between 1.75% and 5.0% molybdenum, up to 2.25% chromium, up to 0.7% silicon and up to 2.3% iron, with the balance being titanium;
a leading edge formed by applying a high voltage to an edge of said bucket in an electrolyte to form the leading edge, wherein an electrical field at the edge is controlled by an insulator positioned in the electrolyte wherein said leading edge comprises titania having a plurality of pores and wherein the titania has a thickness of from 20 microns to 150 microns, said titania directly adhered to the titanium-based alloy, and
a top sealing layer for sealing the titania having the plurality of pores with a material selected from a group consisting of: chromium, cobalt and nickel.

US Pat. No. 10,392,716

ELECTROCHEMICAL CELL THAT GENERATES HYDROGEN

VARTA Microbattery GmbH, ...

1. An electrochemical cell that generates hydrogen comprising:an anode comprising an electrochemically oxidizable substance;
an electrode designed for hydrogen generation as a cathode;
an aqueous alkaline electrolyte, wherein the anode and the cathode are designed such that the hydrogen generation begins at the cathode as soon as the anode and the cathode are electrically connected to one another; a housing that encloses an interior in which the anode and the cathode, separated from one another by a separator, are arranged, wherein the housing has at least one aperture through which hydrogen generated at the electrode designed for hydrogen generation can escape from the interior; and
at least one resistance foil adhesively bonded to at least one outer side of the housing which, when connected as a load resistance between the anode and the cathode, reduces current flow between the anode and the cathode and therefore the gas generation rate.

US Pat. No. 10,392,715

ELECTROCHEMICAL REDUCTIVE AMINATION OF FURFURAL-BASED MOLECULES

Wisconsin Alumni Research...

1. A method for the electrochemical reductive amination of furfural-based molecules to aminated furfural-based molecules in an electrochemical cell comprising an aqueous electrolyte solution, a cathode that is catalytically active for the reductive amination of aldimine intermediate molecules, and an anode in electrical communication with the cathode, wherein the electrochemical cell is either an undivided cell in which the anode and cathode are both in the aqueous electrolyte solution or a divided cell in which the cathode is in the aqueous electrolyte solution, the anode is in an anode electrolyte solution and the aqueous electrolyte solution is separated from the anode electrolyte solution by a divider, the method comprising:combining the furfural-based molecules with a primary amine or ammonia in the aqueous electrolyte solution,
adjusting the pH of the aqueous electrolyte solution, such that the amount of the unprotonated form of the primary amine or ammonia is greater than the amount of furfural-based molecules and the furfural-based molecules react with the unprotonated form of the primary amine or ammonia to form the aldimine intermediate molecules; and
creating a potential difference between the anode and the cathode to provide a flow of electrons from the anode to the cathode, wherein the electrons at the cathode and H+ from water in the aqueous electrolyte solution undergo reductive amination reactions with the aldimine intermediate molecules to form the aminated furfural-based molecules.

US Pat. No. 10,392,714

ARTIFICIAL-PHOTOSYNTHESIS MODULE

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. An artificial-photosynthesis module that decomposes an aqueous electrolyte solution into hydrogen and oxygen by means of light, the artificial-photosynthesis module comprising:a plurality of photoelectric conversion units that receive light to generate electrical energy;
a plurality of hydrogen gas generating parts that decompose the aqueous electrolyte solution, using the electrical energy of the plurality of photoelectric conversion units, and generate hydrogen gas; and
a plurality of oxygen gas generating parts that decompose the aqueous electrolyte solution, using the electrical energy of the plurality of photoelectric conversion units, and generate oxygen gas,
wherein the plurality of photoelectric conversion units, the plurality of hydrogen gas generating parts, and the plurality of oxygen gas generating parts are electrically connected in series, and one of the plurality of the hydrogen gas generating parts and one of the plurality of the oxygen gas generating parts are arranged within a same one of a plurality of electrolytic chambers to which the aqueous electrolyte solution is supplied,
wherein one of the plurality of hydrogen gas generating parts arranged within the same one of the plurality of the electrolytic chambers is electrically connected to one of the plurality of photoelectric conversion units, and one of the plurality of oxygen gas generating parts arranged within the same one of the plurality of the electrolytic chambers is electrically connected to another of the plurality of photoelectric conversion units,
wherein each of the plurality of the hydrogen gas generating parts has an inorganic semiconductor film having a pn junction, and
wherein in the same one of the plurality of electrolytic chambers, one of the plurality of the photoelectric conversion units, one of the plurality of the hydrogen gas generating parts, and one of the plurality of the oxygen gas generating parts are provided on a same plane.

US Pat. No. 10,392,713

CORROSION INHIBITING COMPOSITIONS AND COATINGS INCLUDING THE SAME

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

1. A corrosion inhibiting composition comprising:a first plurality of carriers having a first average outer diameter, each comprising a first carrier body and a film forming compound, the first carrier body encapsulating the film forming compound, wherein the first carrier body is formed of a first degradable material; and
a second plurality of carriers having a second average outer diameter, each comprising a second carrier body and first corrosion inhibitor, the second carrier body encapsulating the first corrosion inhibitor, wherein the second carrier body is formed of a second degradable material that is different from the first degradable material, and wherein the first average outer diameter is different from the second average outer diameter.

US Pat. No. 10,392,711

METHOD FOR INHIBITING CORROSION OF STEEL WITH LEAF EXTRACTS

Imam Abdulrahman Bin Fais...

1. A method of inhibiting corrosion of steel, comprising:contacting a surface of the steel with a solution comprising 20-300 ppm of a citrus leaf extract and 20-450 ppm of a second leaf extract to form a treated steel.

US Pat. No. 10,392,709

COATED STEEL SHEET, METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME, AND RESIN-COATED STEEL SHEET OBTAINED USING THE SAME

JFE Steel Corporation, T...

1. A method for producing a coated steel sheet comprising:depositing a corrosion-resistant coating composed of at least one layer selected from the group consisting of a Ni layer, a Sn layer, an Fe—Ni alloy layer, an Fe—Sn alloy layer, and an Fe—Ni—Sn alloy layer on at least one surface of a steel sheet; and
disposing an adhesive coating by performing cathodic electrolysis with an electric charge density of 1 to 20 C/dm2 in an aqueous solution which includes Zr in an amount of 0.008 to 0.07 mol/l and further includes at least one metal element selected from the group consisting of Co, Fe, Ni, Cu, Mn, and Zn, in total, at a molar ratio of 0.01 to 10 with respect to Zr.

US Pat. No. 10,392,705

METHOD FOR PREPARING SHAPED METAL BODIES FOR COLD WORKING

Chemetall GmbH, Frankfur...

1. A method for treatment of shaped bodies comprising:contacting at least one shaped body with an aqueous acidic composition to form a conversion layer on a surface of the at least one shaped body, wherein the surface comprises iron or steel and a carbon content in a range of 0 to 2.06 wt. % and a chrome content in a range of 0 to <10 wt. % and wherein the surface is optionally galvanized or alloy galvanized and wherein the aqueous acidic composition consists essentially of:
water;
from 2 to 500 g/L oxalic acid calculated as anhydrous oxalic acid;
from 0.01 to 20 g/L of at least one catalyst based on guanidine calculated as nitroguanidine, nitrate calculated as sodium nitrate or combinations thereof;
optionally at least one thickening agent based on at least one compound of polyacrylamide, polyallylamine, polyethylene glycol, polysaccharide, polysiloxane, polyvinylamide, polyvinylamine or combinations thereof;
optionally a pigment for the flowability of the oxalic acid;
optionally at least one surfactant;
optionally drying the conversion layer to form a dried conversion layer comprising a layer weight in a range of 1.5 to 15 g/m2 measured by gravimetric determination according to DIN EN ISO 3892;
optionally contacting the conversion layer with a lubricant composition to form a lubricant layer; and
optionally drying the lubricant layer to form a dried lubricant layer;
wherein a pickling removal of the aqueous acidic composition is in a range of 1 to 6 g/m2 measured by gravimetric determination according to DIN EN ISO 3892, a ratio of pickling removal to layer weight PR:LW of the dried conversion layer is in a range of 0.30:1 to 0.75:1, and the dried conversion layer forms a firmly adherent coating on the surface, and
wherein the aqueous acidic composition is substantially free of halogen compounds, phosphorus compounds, sulfur compounds, and heavy metals other than iron and zinc.

US Pat. No. 10,392,704

COATING ELECTRONIC COMPONENT

TDK CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A manufacturing method of a coating provided on a conductor, the coating including a first layer and a second layer deposited on the first layer such that the first layer is between the conductor and the second layer, the first layer having an inside layer and an outside layer from the conductor side, the manufacturing method comprising:a first palladium plating step of forming the inside layer on the conductor;
a second palladium plating step of forming the outside layer on the inside layer; and
a gold plating step of forming the second layer on the outside layer,
the first layer containing palladium, the first layer being deposited on and in direct contact with the conductor without an intervening layer, the conductor being made of copper, silver, or alloy thereof; and the second layer containing gold,
wherein the outside layer has a phosphorus concentration and the inside layer has a phosphorus concentration, and the phosphorus concentration in the inside layer is not more than 0.01% by mass and the phosphorus concentration in the outside layer is not less than 1% by mass, and not more than 5% by mass, the phosphorus concentration of the outside layer decreasing with decreasing distance to the conductor, by gradually adding a phosphorus-containing component in a plating solution during the second palladium plating step.

US Pat. No. 10,392,703

PLASMA CVD APPARATUS

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A plasma CVD apparatus, comprising:a chamber forming a plasma space; and
a power introduction terminal arranged in a terminal insertion hole that extends through a wall of the chamber, wherein:
the power introduction terminal includes an insulating member having a through hole and an electrical conductor inserted in the through hole;
a first end of the electrical conductor is arranged in the chamber and the other end of the electrical conductor is electrically connected to a power source that supplies power into the chamber;
the through includes a large-diameter through hole and a small-diameter through hole;
a gap between an inner peripheral surface of the large-diameter through hole of the insulating member and the electrical conductor is less than 2 mm;
the electrical conductor includes a projected part that is provided so as to be projected from a surface of the electrical conductor, the projected part being in contact with the inner peripheral surface of the large-diameter through hole of the insulating member;
the inner peripheral surface of the large-diameter through hole of the insulating member is provided with a recessed part that is formed by recessing part of the inner peripheral surface of the large-diameter through hole; and
in a portion at which the projected part and the inner peripheral surface of the large-diameter through hole of the insulating member are in contact with each other, a contact point between the projected part formed inside the chamber and the insulating member is located in the recessed part such that the contact point is not in line-of-sight with a top surface of the insulating member, a distance from one end of the insulating member, said one end of the insulating member being arranged in the plasma space inside the chamber, to the contact point being greater than 10 mm.

US Pat. No. 10,392,702

SUBSTRATE PROCESSING APPARATUS

EUGENE TECHNOLOGY CO., LT...

1. A substrate processing apparatus comprising:a substrate boat including a plurality of partition plates forming a plurality of loading spaces where a plurality of substrates are loaded and a plurality of connection rods connecting the partition plates, the respective substrates being loaded into the respective loading spaces;
an internal reaction tube in which a reception space receiving the substrate boat is formed and a process for the substrates loaded in the substrate boat is performed;
a gas supply unit supplying a process gas containing a raw material gas and an etching gas to the substrates through a plurality of spray nozzles, which are provided in the respective loading spaces; and
an exhaust unit for exhausting process residuals inside the internal reaction tube through suction ports provided corresponding to the spray nozzles,
wherein the substrates are loaded to be separated from the partition plates during performing the process for the substrates,
wherein the gas supply unit further comprises a plurality of auxiliary nozzles individually supplying an auxiliary gas to the respective loading spaces,
wherein each of the plurality of auxiliary nozzles provided for the respective loading spaces is supplied with the auxiliary gas through respective gas supply lines, which are different from each other and
wherein the auxiliary gas is at least one selected from a dopant gas, a carrier gas, and the etching gas.

US Pat. No. 10,392,701

SUPERHYDROPHOBIC COATING MATERIAL AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Industry-Academic Coopera...

1. A method for manufacturing a superhydrophobic coating material by an atomic layer deposition, the method comprising:preparing a substrate provided with a three-dimensional nano structure; and
forming a coating layer comprising a rare earth metal oxide on the three-dimensional nano structure by supplying a precursor including a rare earth metal and an oxidant one by one onto the substrate,
wherein the forming of the coating layer comprises:
(a) supplying the precursor including the rare earth metal onto the substrate;
(b) purging impurities of remaining precursor after the combination of the rare earth metal onto the substrate;
(c) supplying the oxidant onto the substrate; and
(d) purging remaining impurities after forming the coating layer including the rare earth metal oxide on the substrate,
wherein a coating layer with superhydrophobic property is formed by repeating the steps of (a) to (d),
wherein the forming of the coating layer is conducted by controlling the temperature of the substrate so that an atomic ratio of a carbon element in the coating layer is less than 1% to form a coating layer with superhydrophobic property,
wherein the rare earth metal comprises yttrium, and
the forming of the coating layer is conducted by controlling the temperature of the substrate to 160 to 170° C. so that an atomic ratio of a carbon element in the coating layer is less than 1% to form a coating layer with superhydrophobic property, and
wherein a contact angle of the coating layer with water is greater than 150°, and superhydrophobic property is maintained after heat treatment at a temperature of 500° C. for 2 hours.

US Pat. No. 10,392,700

SOLID VAPORIZER

ENTEGRIS, INC., Billeric...

1. A vaporizer, comprising:a vessel defining an interior volume and containing in the interior volume an assembly of trays configured to support vaporizable solid source material and in spaced-apart relationship to one another;
an inlet introducing carrier gas to an upper portion of the interior volume of the vessel, above the assembly of trays, for flow of the carrier gas downwardly in contact with the vaporizable solid source material supported by the trays, to form carrier gas/solid source vapor mixture in a lower portion of the interior volume; and
a gas flow passage member flowing carrier gas/solid source vapor mixture from the lower portion of the interior volume of the vessel to an outlet of the vessel for discharge therefrom,
wherein the assembly of trays comprises trays with flow passages for downward flow of the carrier gas therethrough, wherein the flow passages comprise arched slits in the trays.

US Pat. No. 10,392,699

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING STRUCTURE HAVING RECESSED PATTERN, RESIN COMPOSITION, METHOD FOR FORMING ELECTROCONDUCTIVE FILM, ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

JSR CORPORATION, Minato-...

1. A method of producing a structure having a recessed pattern, the method comprising (i) and (ii):(i) forming a coating film on a non-flat surface of a structure using a resin composition which comprises an acid-dissociable group-containing polymer and an acid generator; and
(ii) forming a recess by subjecting a prescribed part of a portion of said coating film to irradiation with radiation,
wherein:
the obtained recessed pattern has a film thickness that is thinner by 5% to less than 90% with respect to a thickness of the coating film obtained in (i); and
the acid-dissociable group comprises a fluorine atom.

US Pat. No. 10,392,698

FILM FORMING METHOD, FILM FORMING SYSTEM AND SURFACE PROCESSING METHOD

TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED, ...

1. A film forming method of forming a metal-containing film on a base film of a processing target object having a silicon or SiO2 film as the base film by ALD or CVD, the film forming method comprising:performing a surface processing of accelerating formation of a group containing OH on a surface of the base film of the processing target object by bringing a fluid containing O and H into contact with the surface of the base film; and
performing a film forming processing of forming the metal-containing film on the base film, on which the surface processing is performed, by the ALD or the CVD with a film forming source material which reacts with the group containing OH.

US Pat. No. 10,392,696

CHEMICAL VAPOUR INFILTRATION APPARATUS HAVING A HIGH LOADING CAPACITY

SAFRAN CERAMICS, Le Hail...

1. An installation for chemical vapor infiltration of porous preforms of three-dimensional shape, the installation comprising:a reaction chamber of parallelepiped shape, the side walls of the reaction chamber including a heater; and
a plurality of stacks of loader devices arranged in the reaction chamber, each loader device being in the form of an enclosure of parallelepiped shape provided with support elements for receiving porous preforms for infiltrating,
said enclosure comprising keying protrusions arranged on a top portion of the enclosure and keying orifices arranged in a bottom portion of the enclosure, said keying orifices being placed in positions on the bottom portion of the enclosure that do not correspond to the positions of the keying protrusions on the top portion of the enclosure, such that the keying protrusions do not share a common axis with the keying orifices, and
such that each loader device must be stacked in a position rotated by 180° relative to an underlying loader device, the keying orifices being for co-operating with the keying protrusions of another loader device when the devices are stacked.

US Pat. No. 10,392,695

SPUTTERING APPARATUS

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A sputtering apparatus comprising: a vacuum chamber in which a substrate and a plurality of rotatable target materials facing to the substrate are provided,wherein a distance between any adjacent two of the target materials is in a range from 160 mm to 220 mm;
the sputtering apparatus further comprises a plurality of gas aperture groups for injecting the process gas into inside of the vacuum chamber are provided in vertical columns between any adjacent two of the target materials, in which each of the plurality of gas aperture groups includes a plurality of gas apertures; and, the gas aperture groups, at initiating ends respectively, of two adjacent columns of gas apertures groups are spaced from a tip of the target material by different distances,
wherein tips of the plurality of rotatable target materials are disposed at a same level;
wherein the plurality of gas aperture groups comprise: a first gas aperture group that includes four gas apertures arranged in a diamond shape and respectively located in upper, lower, left and right corners of the diamond shape; or, a second gas aperture group that includes two gas apertures arranged in a diamond shape and respectively located in left and right corner of the diamond shape; a plurality of regions are included between two, adjacent to each other, of the target materials and an area where no gas aperture is provided is included between two of the gas aperture groups, such that the gas aperture groups are separated from one another along a direction in which the target materials extend.

US Pat. No. 10,392,694

HIGH-POWER PULSE COATING METHOD

1. Method for coating a substrate comprising the steps of:determining a reactive gas consumption depending on at least one coating parameter;
selecting said at least one coating parameter for a coating process such that a coating takes place in a transition mode;
coating the substrate by applying a mixed crystal layer, using at least two targets made of different materials, by means of a reactive plasma-assisted sputter process with a pulse power density between 1000 W/cm2 and 2000 W/cm2 and a pulse duration between 200 ?s and 200 ?s by using a reactive gas partial pressure as a first coating parameter;
setting the reactive gas partial pressure in a range starting from a point at which the reactive gas consumption falls from a maximum reactive gas consumption and ending at a point at which the reactive gas consumption is 70% of the maximum reactive gas consumption; and
regulating the reactive gas consumption in such a way that the reactive gas consumption is at least at 70% of a maximum reactive gas consumption by adjusting the reactive gas partial pressure.

US Pat. No. 10,392,693

LAMINATE STRUCTURE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

1. A laminate structure consisting of a cylindrical indium target and a backing tube, wherein the cylindrical indium target consists of indium and wherein the cylindrical indium target is cast directly onto the backing tube, and the cylindrical indium target and the backing tube are adjacent and form an indium-backing tube interface and wherein a defect area ratio at the indium-backing tube interface is between 0.05% and 5.0% and the indium-backing tube interface has internal defects having a diameter of 1 mm or more with a number less than 0.10 pieces/cm3.

US Pat. No. 10,392,692

CRUCIBLE FOR OLED EVAPORATION SOURCE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A crucible for OLED evaporation source, comprising a body and an inner plate provided on the body, wherein a bottom of the body is gradually enlarged from down to up in a cross section perpendicular to a length direction of the body,wherein the inner plate is designed to have a shape matched with the shape of the bottom of the body in the cross section,
wherein holes arranged in a predefined arrangement are provided in the inner plate so that material to be evaporated in the crucible is evaporated and deposited onto a substrate of OLED device disposed on or above the crucible, through the holes,
wherein in a coordinate system which is established by setting a length direction of the body as X-axis, a width direction of the body as Y-axis and a height direction of the body as Z-axis, the projections of the holes in the inner plate onto XY plane are evenly distributed, and
wherein among the projections onto the XY plane, there are multiple rows of holes which are spaced apart from each other by a first interval in the Y-axis direction, a plurality of holes in each of the rows extend in the X-axis direction and two adjacent holes of the plurality of holes in each of the rows are spaced apart from each other by a second interval, the first interval being equal to the second interval.

US Pat. No. 10,392,691

SEMICONDUCTOR SILICON-GERMANIUM THIN FILM PREPARATION METHOD

NINGBO CRRC TIMES TRANSDU...

1. A method for preparing a semiconductor silicon-germanium thin film, comprising the following steps:(1) cleaning a mono-crystalline silicon substrate by ultrasound in acetone for 5 min to 10 min; cleaning the substrate by ultrasound in methanol for 5 min to 10 min; cleaning the substrate by ultrasound in isopropanol for 5 min to 10 min; washing the mono-crystalline silicon substrate repeatedly with deionized water; drying and placing the mono-crystalline silicon substrate on a platform;
(2) vacuumizing a vacuum chamber of a deposition system to between 8×10?8 Torr and 9×10?8 Torr; maintaining the chamber temperature between 20° C. and 30° C.; maintaining the pressure of the vacuum chamber between 8×10?8 Torr and 9×10?8 Torr; and
(3) performing co-sputtering to deposit a silicon-germanium alloy thin film on a mono-crystalline silicon substrate under conditions: sputtering pressure from 4×10?4 Torr to 5×10?4 Torr, bias voltage on a target from 600V to 700V, argon as the sputtering gas, gas flow rate from 30 sccm to 50 sccm, sputtering duration from 30 min to 50 min; and obtaining silicon-germanium alloy thin film.

US Pat. No. 10,392,689

HEAT TREATABLE COATED ARTICLE HAVING ZIRCONIUM NITRIDE AND ITO BASED IR REFLECTING LAYERS

GUARDIAN GLASS, LLC, Aub...

1. A coated article including a coating supported by a glass substrate, the coating comprising:a first dielectric layer comprising silicon nitride on the glass substrate;
a first infrared (IR) reflecting layer comprising ITO on the glass substrate, wherein the first dielectric layer comprising silicon nitride is located between at least the glass substrate and the first IR reflecting layer comprising ITO;
a second dielectric layer comprising silicon nitride on the glass substrate over at least the first IR reflecting layer comprising ITO;
a second layer IR reflecting layer comprising a nitride of zirconium on the glass substrate over at least the first and second dielectric layers comprising silicon nitride, so that the second dielectric layer comprising silicon nitride is located between at least the first IR reflecting layer comprising ITO and the second IR reflecting layer comprising the nitride of zirconium;
a third dielectric layer comprising silicon nitride on the glass substrate over at least the second IR reflecting layer comprising the nitride of zirconium;
wherein the first IR reflecting layer comprising ITO is from 300-800 A thick, and the second IR reflecting layer comprising the nitride of zirconium is from 130-300 A thick;
wherein the coating contains no IR reflecting layer based on silver, and contains only two IR reflecting layers;
wherein the coating has a normal emittance (En) value of no greater than 0.30; and
wherein the coated article has: a visible transmission from about 15-80%, a film side visible reflectance no greater than 15%, an SHGC value of no greater than 0.45, a glass side reflective a* value of from ?14.0 to +1.6, and a light-to-solar gain ratio (LSG) of at least 1.10.

US Pat. No. 10,392,688

FILM FORMING APPARATUS

Tokyo Electron Limited, ...

1. A film forming apparatus, comprising:a chamber main body defining a chamber;
a slit plate configured to partition the chamber into a first space and a second space below the first space, the slit plate having a slit penetrating therethrough;
a holder configured to hold a target in the first space;
a stage configured to support a substrate to be processed by the film forming apparatus, wherein the stage is movable along a path in a first horizontal direction which is perpendicular to a longitudinal direction of the slit and the path is disposed in a moving area including an area directly below the slit;
a moving mechanism configured to move the stage along the path,
wherein the stage comprises one or more protruding portions configured to suppress scattering of particles from the target to another area other than the moving area in the second space through the slit, the one or more protruding portions comprise a first protruding portion which linearly extends to the first horizontal direction so as to provide at least one of a upwardly bent portion and a downwardly bent portion along at least a portion of the path provided between said moving area and said another area in the second space; and
a wall member coupled to the slit plate to define said moving area and provided between said moving area and said another area in the second space,
wherein the wall member has a portion providing a first recess into which the first protruding portion is inserted.

US Pat. No. 10,392,687

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A METAL ASSEMBLY HAVING A SHEET OF THERMALLY TREATED ALUMINUM TO OBTAIN ALPHA ALUMINA AND ANOTHER SHEET HAVING SURFACE IRREGULARITIES THAT BECOME EMBEDDED IN SAID SURFACE DURING ROLL BONDING

Centre National de la Rec...

1. Method of manufacturing a metal assembly comprising an aluminium sheet and at least one metal sheet, comprising the following steps:heat treating the aluminium sheet by raising it to a temperature between 80% and 100% of the melting point of the material constituting it in order to create and stabilize an alpha alumina layer by allotropic transformation of the oxide layer present on the surface of said aluminium sheet, and then cooling said aluminium sheet, the alpha alumina layer having a thickness of 3 ?m to 7 ?m;
providing the at least one metal sheet having a ductility less than or equal to a ductility of the aluminium sheet after cooling, said at least one metal sheet having surface irregularities with a depth greater than or equal to the thickness of the layer of alpha alumina;
placing the at least one metal sheet onto the aluminium sheet comprising the layer of alpha alumina; and
assembling the at least one metal sheet and the aluminium sheet by roll bonding the aluminium sheet comprising the layer of alpha alumina and the at least one metal sheet in a rolling mill so as to form the metal assembly, the roll bonding being carried out cold at a temperature between approximately 0° C. and 60° C.,
wherein the rolling mill comprises at least one cylinder, the external rolling surface of which is provided with reliefs, and
wherein the heat treatment is performed for a duration of approximately forty five minutes or less.

US Pat. No. 10,392,686

MG-CONTAINING ZN ALLOY COATED STEEL

NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION,...

1. An Mg-containing Zn alloy coated steel, comprising:a steel; and
a metallic coating layer placed on a surface of the steel, wherein:
the metallic coating layer is a layered structure of plural flat-form metal particles having a particle diameter of from 5 to 100 ?m, and a thickness of from 0.5 to 30 ?m,
a composition of the metallic coating layer satisfies, in terms of % by mass: Zn being from 11 to 80%, Al being from 3 to 80%, Mg being from 8 to 45%, Ca being from 1 to 5%, and Zn+Al>Mg, and
the structure of the metallic coating layer comprises a quasicrystalline phase, an MgZn2 phase, and optionally a balance structure, wherein a total area fraction of the quasicrystalline phase and the MgZn2 phase is 45% or more, an area fraction of the balance structure is from 0 to 55%, an area fraction of the quasicrystalline phase is 20% or more, and an area fraction of the MgZn2 phase is 3% or more,
wherein an area fraction of the structure of the metallic coating layer is determined from a cross-section cut in a thickness direction of a coating layer.

US Pat. No. 10,392,685

COMPOSITE METAL ALLOY MATERIAL

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVER...

1. An alloy composite material comprising:an aluminum alloy layer; and
a thermal spray alloy layer of 30 to 40% Mn, 1 to 6% Al, 47 to 76% Fe and 3-5% Cr by weight selected to not exceed 100% by weight, being absent of a ferritic phase, and in overlaying contact with the aluminum alloy layer.

US Pat. No. 10,392,681

HIGH-ELASTICITY ALUMINUM ALLOY AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A aluminum alloy, comprising: titanium (Ti) and boron (B), silicon (Si) and carbon (C),wherein the aluminum alloy consists essentially of: titanium (Ti) in an amount of about 4 to 6 wt %; boron (B) in an amount of about 0.5 to 1.5 wt %; silicon (Si) in an amount of about 10 to 12 w %; carbon (C) in an amount of about 0.3 to about 0.5 wt %; a balance of aluminum; and inevitable impurities, wherein the aluminum alloy includes carbide in an internal tissue thereof,
wherein the aluminum alloy includes Al3Ti less than the carbide on a basis of weight %.

US Pat. No. 10,392,678

ENERGY EFFICIENT INTEGRATED PROCESS FOR PRODUCTION OF METALS OR ALLOYS

ELKEM ASA, Oslo (NO)

1. Method for the energy efficient production of metals and alloys by carbothermic reduction of minerals and ores in electric reduction reactors said method comprising at least the following steps:conveying a wood containing material to a pyrolysis reactor to at least one pyrolysis step for producing charcoal and off-gas;
conveying said produced charcoal, possibly other carbon-containing reduction materials, and metal containing raw materials to at least one electric reduction reactor for producing metal or alloy and off-gas;
conveying said produced off-gas from said at least one pyrolysis step to a second gas processing reactor and conveying said produced off-gas from said at least one electric reduction reactor for producing metal or alloy to a first gas processing reactor to process the respective off-gasses;
conveying the respectively processed off-gasses from the previous step to a common energy recovery plant to conduct at least one energy recovery step, wherein the energy recovery plant comprises at least a combustion chamber, a heat exchanger, a steam turbine and an electric generator, wherein electric energy produced in the energy recovery step is used to supply at least a part of the electric energy for the electric reduction reactor,
wherein the pyrolysis reactor is in direct connection with the at least one electric reduction reactor for producing metal or alloy,
wherein solid particles are extracted from said off-gas from said at least one electric reduction reactor conveyed to the first gas processing reactor for the off-gas processing step, and
wherein said metal and alloy comprises at least silicon or ferrosilicon.

US Pat. No. 10,392,676

HEAT TREATMENT DEVICE AND COOLING DEVICE

IHI CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A heat treatment device, comprising:a heating device that heats a treatment object;
a cooling device including a cooling room that accommodates the treatment object heated by the heating device and into which a vaporizable cooling liquid used for cooling the treatment object is supplied, the cooling room being configured to maintain a vacuum state therein;
a pressurized gas supplier that supplies pressurized gas into the cooling room;
a pressure relief valve that communicates internal and external areas of the cooling room with each other to make the cooling room open to the atmosphere when the pressure relief valve is opened;
a pressure sensor that measures a pressure inside the cooling room; and
a controller that controls the pressure relief valve such that the pressure relief valve is opened when a measurement result of the pressure sensor is higher than or equal to a threshold value set to a value lower than that of atmospheric pressure;
wherein the cooling device is configured such that at least one stop period of supply of the cooling liquid into the cooling room is provided during cooling for the treatment object.

US Pat. No. 10,392,675

SEAMLESS STEEL PIPE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME

NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION,...

1. A seamless steel pipe consisting of: in mass %,C: 0.03 to 0.08%,
S: not more than 0.25%,
Mn: 0.3 to 2.0%,
P: not more than 0.05%,
S: not more than 0.005%,
Al: 0.001 to 0.10%,
Cr: 0.02 to 1.0%,
Ni: 0.02 to 1.0%,
Mo: 0.02 to 0.8%,
N: 0.002 to 0.008%,
Ca: 0.0005 to 0.005%,
Nb: 0.03 to 0.1%, and
optionally one or more selected from the group consisting of Ti: not more than 0.010%, Cu: not more than 1.0%, and V: not more than 0.1%, and
the balance being Fe and impurities, and
having a wall thickness not less than 50 mm,
wherein in a cross section perpendicular to an axial direction of the seamless steel pipe, an average crystal grain size of prior austenite grains in a near surface portion is less than 80 ?m, the near surface portion being a 500 ?m×500 ?m area centered at a position of a depth of 2 mm from a surface, and
wherein a difference between the average crystal grain size of the prior austenite grains in the near surface portion and an average crystal grain size of prior austenite grains in a central portion of a wall thickness in the cross section is less than 50 ?m, the central portion being a 500 ?m×500 ?m area centered at a center position of the wall thickness of the seamless steel pipe; and,
the seamless steel pipe has a yield strength of not less than 551 MPa.

US Pat. No. 10,392,674

EVOLUTION OF SITE-SPECIFIC RECOMBINASES

President and Fellows of ...

1. An evolved recombinase comprising an amino acid sequence that is at least 95% identical to a protein of SEQ ID NO: 1, wherein the amino acid sequence of the evolved recombinase comprises at least one mutation selected from the group consisting of M44V, A53E, G198S, R241G, A249V, R259C, E262A, I306L, and I320M.

US Pat. No. 10,392,666

NON-INVASIVE DETERMINATION OF METHYLOME OF TUMOR FROM PLASMA

The Chinese University of...

1. A method of analyzing a biological sample of an organism, the biological sample including DNA molecules originating from normal cells and potentially from cells associated with cancer, wherein at least some of the DNA molecules are cell-free in the biological sample, the method comprising:performing a methylation-aware assay on each of a plurality of the cell-free DNA molecules from the biological sample, wherein the methylation-aware assay comprises massively parallel sequencing;
analyzing the plurality of cell-free DNA molecules from the biological sample, wherein analyzing each of the plurality of cell-free DNA molecules includes:
determining a location of the cell-free DNA molecule in a genome of the organism using the methylation-aware assay; and
determining whether the cell-free DNA molecule is methylated at one or more sites on the cell-free DNA molecule using the methylation-aware assay, the one or more sites of each of the plurality of cell-free DNA molecules providing a plurality of sites;
for each of the plurality of sites:
individually counting, by a computer system, a respective number of the plurality of cell-free DNA molecules that are methylated at the site;
calculating, by the computer system, a first methylation level using the respective number of cell-free DNA molecules methylated at each of the plurality of sites;
comparing the first methylation level to a first cutoff value; and
determining a first classification of a level of cancer based on the comparison.

US Pat. No. 10,392,659

CYANINE DYES

Pacific Biosciences of Ca...

1. A cyanine compound or conjugate having the structure of Formula (I) or (II):
wherein
n is an integer selected from 1, 2, and 3;
a, e, and j are independently selected from the integers 1, 2, 3, and 4, such that when a is 2 or greater, each Ra is independently selected, when e is 2 or greater, each Re is independently selected, and when j is 2 or greater, each Rj is independently selected;
b and e? are independently selected from the integers 0, 1, and 2, such that when b is 2, each Rb is independently selected, and when e? is 2, each Re? is independently selected;
Ra, Rb, Re, Re?, and Rj, are independently selected from C(O)R9, OR12, NR12R13, CR12C(O)R13, NR12C(O)2R13, SO3H, and C(O)NR12R13, substituted or unsubstituted alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted heteroalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted aryl, substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryl, substituted or unsubstituted heterocycloalkyl, and a bond to M;
Rf, Rg, Rh, and Ri are members independently selected from halogen, substituted or unsubstituted alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted aryl, substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryl and substituted or unsubstituted heteroalkyl, and a bond to M;
Rc, and Rd are independently selected from a bond to M, and alkyl substituted with a member selected from sulfonic acid, carboxylic acid, phosphonic acid, and phosphoric acid, and heteroalkyl substituted with a member selected from sulfonic acid, carboxylic acid, phosphonic acid, and phosphoric acid;
wherein
R9 is a member selected from OR10, and a bond to M;
R10 is a member selected from H and substituted or unsubstituted alkyl; and
R12 and R13 are members independently selected from H, substituted or unsubstituted alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted heteroalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted aryl, substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryl, substituted or unsubstituted heterocycloalkyl, and a bond to M,
wherein
M comprises a linker bound to a carrier molecule.

US Pat. No. 10,392,658

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE MOVEMENT OF A POLYNUCLEOTIDE THROUGH A TRANSMEMBRANE PORE

Oxford Nanopore Technolog...

1. A method for controlling the movement of a polynucleotide through a transmembrane pore, comprising:(a) providing, on a cis side of the pore, the polynucleotide with one or more helicases and one or more molecular brakes;
(b) contacting the polynucleotide provided in (a) with the pore, wherein the one or more helicases and one or more molecular brakes are separately attached to the polynucleotide prior to contacting the pore; and
(c) applying a potential across the pore such that the one or more helicases and the one or more molecular brakes are brought together and both control the movement of the polynucleotide through the pore.

US Pat. No. 10,392,654

SITE-SPECIFIC ENDONUCLEASE GUIDED ROLLING CIRCLE AMPLIFICATION

Simply Diagnostics Inc., ...

1. A method of nucleic acid amplification, comprising:a) providing a sample comprising a nucleic acid molecule consisting of a single stranded DNA initiation strand, wherein the single stranded DNA initiation strand is a naturally occurring DNA molecule or fragment thereof, or a cDNA produced by reverse transcription of a natural occurring nucleic acid molecule or fragment thereof;
b) generating a double stranded DNA substrate by hybridizing a guidance primer to the initiation strand, wherein the guidance primer is a single stranded DNA molecule comprising a sequence complementary to at least a portion of the initiation strand and wherein the double stranded DNA substrate comprises a recognition site recognized by a site-specific endonuclease;
c) cleaving both strands of the double stranded DNA substrate at the recognition site with the endonuclease wherein the cleaved guidance primer and cleaved initiation strand dissociate to form cleaved single stranded DNA molecules;
d) contacting the cleaved single stranded DNA molecules with a circular DNA probe under conditions that allow for hybridization between complementary sequences of a 3? region of the cleaved guidance primer and the circular DNA probe wherein the 3? region comprises a free 3?-hydroxyl end generated upon cleavage of the substrate by the endonuclease; and
e) generating an amplified nucleic acid product by rolling circle amplification (RCA) wherein steps c), d) and e) occur in a single reaction vessel.

US Pat. No. 10,392,653

DEVICES AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING REVERSIBLE CHEMICAL REACTIONS AT SOLID-LIQUID INTERFACES BY RAPID PRECONCENTRATION AND PHASE REPLACEMENT

The Board of Trustees of ...

1. A device for performing isotachophoresis (ITP) in combination with microarray analysis, the device comprising:a) a microarray comprising a plurality of nucleic acid probes immobilized on a solid support;
b) a fluidic channel containing the microarray, wherein the fluidic channel comprises an input end and an output end and a constriction located between the input end and the microarray, wherein the solid support of the microarray is reversibly bonded to the fluidic channel and the microarray is positioned relative to the constriction such that an ITP zone first passes through the constriction before reaching the microarray;
c) a first reservoir comprising a trailing electrolyte (TE), wherein the first reservoir is connected to the input end of the fluidic channel; and
d) a second reservoir comprising a leading electrolyte (LE), wherein the second reservoir is connected to the output end of the fluidic channel.

US Pat. No. 10,392,652

MICRO RNA DETECTION METHOD USING TWO PRIMERS TO PRODUCE AN AMPLIFIED DOUBLE STRANDED DNA FRAGMENT HAVING A SINGLE STRANDED REGION AT ONE END

KANEKA CORPORATION, Osak...

1. A micro RNA detection method, comprising the following steps (a) to (d):(a) adding a poly(A) sequence of three or more bases to a target micro RNA;
(b) carrying out a reverse transcription reaction using the target micro RNA as a template and a reverse transcription primer having, on its 5?-end side, a sequence non-complementary to the target micro RNA to produce a reverse transcription product longer than the target micro RNA;
(c) carrying out a nucleic acid amplification reaction using the reverse transcription product as a template and two primers, wherein at least one of the primers contains a polymerase reaction inhibitory region, to produce an amplified double-stranded DNA fragment having a single-stranded region at least at one end; and
(d) hybridizing the single-stranded region of the amplified double-stranded DNA fragment to an oligonucleotide probe immobilized on a solid phase,
wherein one of the two primers used in step (c) comprises
a region comprising a nucleotide sequence that is complementary to the nucleotide sequence of the 3?-end of the reverse transcription product, and
a tag region comprising a nucleotide sequence that is complementary to the oligonucleotide probe immobilized on the solid phase.

US Pat. No. 10,392,648

AIRBORNE MICROBIAL MEASUREMENT APPARATUS AND MEASUREMENT METHOD

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. An airborne microbial measurement apparatus comprising:a particle separation device comprising a main body having a flow space in which airborne microorganism flows and a collection unit separably coupled to the main body to collect the airborne microorganism;
a reagent container including a container body having an opened upper portion, the container body being configured to store a lysis reagent reacting with the airborne microorganism collected in the collection unit and a luminous material are stored; and
a luminescence measurement device for measuring intensity of light emitted after the airborne microorganism reacts with the lysis reagent and the luminous material, wherein:
the collection unit includes a collection body having an inflow hole into which air containing the airborne microorganism is introduced, an electric charge part disposed at a side of the inflow hole to electrically charge the airborne microorganism and a collection rod disposed in the flow space and extended longitudinally to collect the charged airborne microorganism by the electric charge part, and
the lysis reagent is disposed at an upper side of the luminous material in the container body, and
when the collection rod is disposed inside the container body through the opened upper portion, the airborne microorganism of the collection rod first reacts with the lysis reagent to lyse the cells and to allow ATP to be extracted, and then the extracted ATP reacts with the luminous material to emit the light.

US Pat. No. 10,392,645

PROTEIN HYDROLYSATE AND METHOD FOR MAKING A PROTEIN HYDROLYSATE

GLANBIA NUTRITIONALS(IREL...

1. A method for producing a hydrolyzed whey protein product, the method comprising:a) admixing at least one proteolytic enzyme with at least one whey protein to produce a protein/enzyme admixture, and
b) holding the protein/enzyme admixture for a period of time from about 1 to about 72 hours under agitation to produce a protein hydrolysate/enzyme admixture, wherein the method does not comprise the step of adjusting the pH to optimize the activity of, or to deactivate, the at least one proteolytic enzyme.

US Pat. No. 10,392,641

ENZYMATICALLY PRODUCED CELLULOSE

E I DU PONT DE NEMOURS AN...

1. An isolated composition comprising:(i) insoluble cellulose having a weight-average degree of polymerization (DPw) of at least 15, and
(ii) a cellodextrin phosphorylase enzyme comprising an amino acid sequence that is at least 90% identical to SEQ ID NO:2 or SEQ ID NO:6.

US Pat. No. 10,392,636

METHOD FOR ENRICHING THE BIOMASS OF THRAUSTOCHYTRIUM GENUS MICROALGAE WITH DHA

Roquette Freres, Lestrem...

1. A method for producing a biomass of microalgae of the genera Thraustochytrium and Schizochytrium enriched in docosahexanoic acid (DHA), comprising the steps of:(A) culturing microalgae of the genera Thraustochytrium and Schizochytrium under heterotrophic conditions,
(B) determining the supply of oxygen according to the following equation:

in which
qO2Target is the amount of oxygen in grams per gram of biomass apart from fatty acids and per hour;
qm is the coefficient of maintenance expressed in g of glucose per g of biomass apart from fatty acids and per hour;
qbase lipids is the rate of accumulation of base lipids expressed in g of base lipids per g of biomass apart from fatty acids and per hour;
yO2/lipids is the coefficient of oxygen consumption relative to lipid formation expressed in g of oxygen per g of lipids;
? is the rate of growth expressed in g of biomass formed apart from fatty acids per g of biomass apart from fatty acids and per hours, or (h?1);
yO2/x is the coefficient of oxygen consumption relative to biomass formation apart from fatty acids expressed in g of oxygen per g of biomass apart from fatty acids, and
(C) controlling the supply of oxygen so as to satisfy only the oxygen requirements 1) for energy production necessary for cell maintenance, 2) for base lipid production, and 3) for growth of the biomass apart from fatty acids.

US Pat. No. 10,392,635

PRODUCTION OF TETRAHYDROCANNABINOLIC ACID IN YEAST

Librede Inc., Sherman Oa...

1. A method for making tetrahydrocannabinolic acid, the method comprising:transforming S. cerevisiae with a first nucleotide sequence comprising the nucleotide SEQ. ID. NO. 9 or 2 expressing an acyl-activating enzyme and expressing a mutant prenyltransferase;
transforming the S. cerevisiae with a second nucleotide sequence comprising the nucleotide SEQ. ID. NO. 5 or 10 expressing olivetolic synthase and expressing olivetolic acid cyclase; and
transforming the S. cerevisiae with a third nucleotide sequence comprising the nucleotide sequence SEQ. ID. NO. 3 expressing aromatic prenyltransferase and expressing tetrahydrocannabinolic acid synthase.

US Pat. No. 10,392,634

METHOD FOR HIGH-EFFICIENCY PRODUCTION OF PINORESINOL USING AN H2O2 AUTO-SCAVENGING CASCADE

Jiangnan University, Wux...

1. A method for production of pinoresinol using an H2O2 auto-scavenging enzymatic cascade, wherein eugenol is used as a substrate and a whole-cell recombinant Escherichia coli is used as a catalyst to convert eugenol to pinoresinol, wherein the recombinant Escherichia coli over-expresses a vanillyl alcohol oxidase comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:1 and a peroxidase comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:3 or a fusion protein of the vanillyl alcohol oxidase and the peroxidase.

US Pat. No. 10,392,622

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR SELF-REGULATED INDUCIBLE GENE EXPRESSION

The Trustees of the Unive...

1. A self-regulating inducible gene expression construct comprising in operative association,(a) a single promoter controlling expression of a tetracycline bacterial repressor sequence (tetR) and a transgene;
(b) one or more operator sequences responsive to the expressed repressor protein;
(c) the tetR bacterial repressor gene sequence, said repressor sequence capable of interacting with a first inducer molecule and thereby initiating transcription by the promoter;
(d) a 2A sequence;
(e) a selected the transgene sequence, which is separated from the repressor sequence by the 2A sequence;
(f) a ribozyme in association with an aptamer sequence, said aptamer sequence capable of interacting with a second inducer molecule to terminate mRNA degradation by the ribozyme, said ribozyme located upstream of a polyadenylation sequence;
(g) the polyadenylation sequence; and
(h) a 5? AAV ITR and a 3? AAV ITR flanking components (a) through (g);
wherein when operative in a cell, in the absence of the first and second inducer molecules the combined operation of the repressor and ribozyme reduces transcription of the transgene and degrades any mRNA produced by basal levels of transcription, and in the presence of the first inducer and second inducer molecules, transcription of the transgene is increased.

US Pat. No. 10,392,612

METHOD OF PARTICULATE TRANSPORT VIA SMALL-SCALE MORPHOLOGY MATERIALS

1. A method of transporting and releasing particles or virus to a system comprising the steps of:attaching at least one virus to a small-scale morphology material wherein a portion of the small-scale morphology material is comprised of polymer electrospun fibers further comprising coaxial fiber with a microfluidic core, wherein at least a portion of the coaxial fibers measures less than about 100 micrometers in diameter;
contacting the small-scale morphology material to a living system; and
releasing the at least one virus from the small-scale morphology material.

US Pat. No. 10,392,599

METHOD FOR NON-FREEZE LOW-TEMPERATURE PRESERVATION OF MAMMALIAN EMBRYO OR FERTILIZED EGG

NATIONAL FEDERATION OF AG...

1. A method for preserving a mammalian embryo(s) or fertilized egg(s), said method comprising:immersing a mammalian embryo(s) or fertilized egg(s) in a medium containing 30 to 80% (v/v) serum and 12.5 to 100 mM HEPES, and
storing the embryo(s) or fertilized egg(s) at a non-freezing low temperature between ?1 to 15° C.,
wherein said embryo(s) or fertilized egg(s) is/are not frozen during the entirety of said method and have not ever undergone freezing.

US Pat. No. 10,392,598

METHODS OF MEASURING CELL PURITY FOR MAKING QUALITY CONTROL DETERMINATIONS AND RELATED COMPOSITIONS

Emory University, Atlant...

1. A method of detecting human pluripotent stem cells in a sample comprising:mixing a sample comprising cells suspected of containing human pluripotent stem cells with nanoparticles, wherein the nanoparticles comprise:
a) a gold or silver core;
b) a Raman reporter molecule next to the surface of the gold or silver core;
c) a layer of thiol polyethylene glycol encapsulating the Raman reporter molecule; and
d) a specific binding agent capable of selectively binding with a target cell surface marker of human pluripotent stem cells;
wherein the mixing is done under conditions such that the specific binding agent binds target cell surface marker providing nanoparticles bound to human pluripotent stem cells;
manipulating the sample under conditions such that nanoparticles not bound to human pluripotent stem cells are separated from the sample providing a purified sample;
exposing the purified sample to electromagnetic radiation providing scattering associated with the Raman reporter molecule;
detecting an intensity of scattering associated with the Raman reporter molecule being exposed to the electromagnetic radiation indicating that the human pluripotent stem cells are in the sample;
quantifying the number of human pluripotent stem cells in the sample based on the intensity of scattering;
and wherein the number of human pluripotent stem cells in the sample is quantified to be less than 0.01 percent of the total cells in the sample.

US Pat. No. 10,392,596

HIGH THROUGHPUT PHOTOBIOREACTOR

KOREA RESEARCH INSTITUTE ...

1. A high throughput photobioreactor, comprising:a chamber;
a plate installed in the chamber and mounted with a plurality of wells;
a plurality of light sources installed in the chamber and irradiating light toward the plate;
a light quantity controller positioned on an upper part of the plate to make quantities of light irradiated to the plurality of wells different; and
a temperature controller controlling a temperature of the plate;
a well holder formed in a frame form having a hollow portion into which the plate is fitted;
a plurality of vibrators coupled to the well holder to be spaced apart from each other and vibrating the plate to perform an agitation operation in the wells; and
wherein the temperature controller includes a plate-like temperature gradient block installed so that an upper surface thereof comes into surface contact with a lower surface of the plate and having a temperature gradient formed by heating or cooling both ends thereof at different temperatures;
the well holder makes the plate pressed to the temperature gradient block by the well holder's own weight; and
wherein the plate includes a mounting groove formed concavely in the lower surface thereof, and the temperature gradient block includes a mounting protrusion protruded corresponding to the mounting groove and inserted into the mounting groove.

US Pat. No. 10,392,594

NANOCOMPOSITE SCAFFOLD FOR THE IN VITRO ISOLATION OF CELLS

Renssealer Polytechnic In...

1. A cell culture apparatus for cell-type specific separation of a mixed population of cells, comprising:a substrate comprising a surface of aligned fibers;
one or more areas of the substrate comprising a protein layer in contact with the aligned fibers, wherein a first area includes a first protein layer including a first protein that encourages cancer cell migration, and wherein a second area includes a second protein layer including a second protein that encourages fibroblast migration; and
one or more chemoattractants disposed on at least one of the one or more areas of the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,392,593

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GROWING AND HARVESTING CELLS

PLURISTEM LTD., Haifa (I...

1. A system for growing and harvesting cells, comprising:a. a bioreactor comprising a vessel, said vessel comprising a first compartment, said vessel further comprising a second compartment positionable below said first compartment, said second compartment defined between a first perforated structure and a second perforated structure disposed above the first perforated structure, said second perforated structure moveably coupled to the vessel;
b. a plurality of carriers;
c. a rod coupled to the second perforated structure, the rod extending upward from the second perforated structure and through a port in an upper plate of the vessel; and
d. a locking element that engages said upper plate and said rod and locks said second perforated structure in position in said vessel,
wherein:
said bioreactor is configured to seed cells in said first compartment, while said plurality of carriers are disposed in said second compartment;
each of said carriers comprises a body, said body comprising one or more two-dimensional (2D) surfaces extending inwardly from a periphery of the body towards an interior of the body; and
said bioreactor is configured to incubate said cells together with said carriers in said bioreactor under conditions compatible with growth and survival of said cells.

US Pat. No. 10,392,592

MICROFLUIDIC SCREENING SYSTEM

University of Macau, Mac...

1. A microfluidic device, comprising:an incubation layer, the incubation layer including:
at least one dock, each of the at least one dock defines a stepped tank comprising an upper tank and a lower tank, an inflow channel in fluid communication with the stepped tank for supplying a fluid to the stepped tank, and an outflow channel in fluid communication with the stepped tank for draining the fluid from the stepped tank,
wherein the geometry of the upper tank is configured to allow culturing of a fish larva therein, and
wherein the geometry of the lower tank is configured to reversibly receive the fish larva from the upper tank and to dock the fish larva at a controlled orientation for imaging or observation.

US Pat. No. 10,392,591

NUCLEIC ACID DETECTION PLATE AND DETECTION SYSTEM COMBINED WITH PIEZOELECTRIC SENSING AND LOOP-MEDIATED ISOTHERMAL AMPLIFICATION

SUZHOU CORE SENSE NSC MED...

1. A nucleic acid detection system comprising a nucleic acid detection plate, liquid test nucleic acids and a signal processor, whereinthe nucleic acid detection plate comprises
a piezoelectric sensor and at least a tube with a sidewall that goes through the surface of the piezoelectric sensor, the liquid test nucleic acids flowing through the inside of the tube;
two valves, a first valve and a second valve, are installed in the inside of the tube, the test nucleic acids being capable of being detained in the tube between the two valves before flowing through the piezoelectric sensor for loop-mediated isothermal amplification in order to be sensed by the piezoelectric sensor; and
the signal processor connects to the piezoelectric sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,392,587

REDUCED MISTING ALKALINE AND NEUTRAL CLEANING, SANITIZING, AND DISINFECTING COMPOSITIONS VIA THE USE OF HIGH MOLECULAR WEIGHT WATER-IN-OIL EMULSION POLYMERS

Ecolab USA Inc., Saint P...

1. A sprayable alkaline or neutral cleaning composition with reduced misting comprising:(a) an effective cleaning amount of an alkalinity source and/or oxidizing source;
(b) from about 0.0001 wt-% to about 1 wt-% of a high molecular weight inverse emulsion polymer;
(c) at least one surfactant; and
(d) water;
wherein the alkaline or neutral composition reduces the formation of airborne aerosol particles having a micron size of less than about 10 when sprayed, and a use solution of the composition has a shear viscosity from about 1 to about 1000 cPs, and wherein the high molecular weight inverse emulsion polymer does not increase the shear viscosity of the composition more than about 10%.

US Pat. No. 10,392,582

PARTICULATE LAUNDRY SOFTENING WASH ADDITIVE

1. A composition comprising a plurality of particles, said particles comprising:about 25% to about 94% by weight a water soluble carrier, wherein said water soluble carrier further comprises a material selected from the group consisting of sodium acetate, sodium bicarbonate, sodium chloride, sodium silicate, polypropylene glycol polyoxoalkylene, polyethylene glycol fatty acid ester, polyethylene glycol ether, sodium sulfate, starch, and mixtures thereof;
about 10% to about 40% by weight a quaternary ammonium compound, wherein said quaternary ammonium compound is an ester quaternary ammonium compound; and
about 1% to about 5% by weight a cationic polymer, wherein said cationic polymer is a cationic polysaccharide;
wherein each of said particles has a mass from about 1 mg to about 1 g;
wherein a melt of said composition has a viscosity from about 1 Pa-s to about 10 Pa-s at 65° C.; and
wherein said particles further comprise from about 1% to about 40% by weight fatty acid.

US Pat. No. 10,392,581

CARBON MATERIAL WICK FOR CANDLE AND CANDLE INCLUDING THE SAME

Samyoung Machinery Co., L...

1. A wick for a candle comprising a carbon material vaporized into carbon dioxide gas at a time of combustion,wherein the carbon material is any one or a mixture or a composite of two or more selected from carbon fiber, activated carbon, carbon nanotube, graphite, carbon black, graphene, graphene oxide, and a carbon composite material, and the carbon material is dispersed in a matrix forming the wick.

US Pat. No. 10,392,580

SEED OIL BASED REACTIVE DILUENT

Rust-Oleum Corporation, ...

1. A seed-oil based reactive diluent prepared by a method comprising the steps of:(a) reacting an unsaturated seed oil with a mono-hydroxy functional amine in an aminolysis reaction for a period of time and at a temperature sufficient to form an intermediate reaction mixture of mono-hydroxy functional seed oil derivatives; and
(b) reacting a core molecule bearing multiple hydroxyl-reactive groups and a polyol with the intermediate reaction mixture to form a reactive diluent,
wherein the reactive diluent is reaction product of the mono-hydroxy functional seed oil derivatives, the core molecule, and the polyol, the reactive diluent having a star-branched shape.

US Pat. No. 10,392,579

PHOTOLABILE PRO-FRAGRANCES

1. A compound corresponding to formula (III):
wherein
R1 is a linear or branched, substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group having from 6 to 16 C atoms; and
R11 represents a hydrocarbon group having at least 5 C atoms, and having in particular a cyclic hydrocarbon group.