US Pat. No. 10,112,934

(CYANO-DIMETHYL-METHYL)-ISOXAZOLES AND -[1,3,4]THIADIAZOLES

Centrexion Therapeutics C...

1. A method of treating pain selected from the group consisting of acute pain, visceral pain, and neuropathic pain, comprising administering to a human being an effective amount of a compound selected from the group consisting ofand a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, to treat the pain.

US Pat. No. 10,112,930

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING NEMATODES

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,112,929

LACTAMS AS INHIBITORS OF ROCK

Bristol-Myers Squibb Comp...

1. A compound according to Formula (I):
or an enantiomer, a diastereomer, a stereoisomer, a tautomer, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein
Ring A is independently selected from

J1, J2, J3, and J4 are independently selected from N, CR3 and CR4; provided no more than two of J1, J2, J3, and J4 are N;
K is independently selected from the group consisting of N, CR1 and CR2;
L is NR6(CR7R7)m;
R1 is independently selected from the group consisting of H, F, Cl, Br, OH, CN, NRaRa, —OC1-4 alkyl substituted with 0-3 Re, and C1-4 alkyl substituted with 0-3 Re;
R2 is independently selected from the group consisting of H, F, Cl, Br, —(CH2)rORb, (CH2)rS(O)pRc, —(CH2)rC(?O)Rb, —(CH2)rNRaRa, —(CH2)rCN, —(CH2)rC(?O)NRaRa, —(CH2)rNRaC(?O)Rb, —(CH2)rNRaC(?O)NRaRa, —(CH2)NRaC(?O)ORb, —(CH2)rOC(?O)NRaRa, —(CH2)rC(?O)ORb, —(CH2)rS(O)pNRaRa, —(CH2)rNRaS(O)pNRaRa, —(CH2)rNRaS(O)pRc, (CH2)r—C3-6 carbocyclyl substituted with 0-3 Re, and —(CH2)r-heterocyclyl substituted with 0-3 Re;
R3 is independently selected from the group consisting of H, F, Cl, Br, CN, C1-4 alkyl substituted with 0-3 Re, —(CH2)rORb, (CH2)rS(O)pRc, —(CH2)rC(?O)Rb, —(CH2)rNRaRa, —(CH2)rC(?O)NRaRa, —(CH2)rC(?O)(CH2)rNRaRa, —(CH2)rCN, —(CH2)rNRaC(?O)Rb, —(CH2)rNRaC(?O)ORb, —(CH2)rOC(?O)NRaRa, —(CH2)rNRaC(?O)NRaRa, —(CH2)k(?O)ORb, —(CH2)rS(O)pNRaRa, —(CH2)rNRaS(O)pNRaRa, —(CH2)rNRaS(O)pRc, (CH2)r—C3-6 carbocyclyl substituted with 0-3 Re, and —(CH2)r-heterocyclyl substituted with 0-3 Re;
R4 is independently selected from the group consisting of H, F, Cl, Br, OH, CN, OC1-4 alkyl substituted with 0-3 Re, NRaRa, and C1-4 alkyl substituted with 0-3 Re;
R5 is independently selected from the group consisting of H, ?O, C1-4alkyl substituted with 0-4 Re, —(CH2)rORb, (CH2)rS(O)pRc, —(CH2)rC(?O)Rb, —(CH2)rNRaRa, —(CH2)rCN, —(CH2)rC(?O)NRaRa, —(CH2)rNRaC(?O)Rb, —(CH2)rNRaC(?O)NRaRa, —(CH2)rNRaC(?O)ORb, —(CH2)rOC(?O)NRaRa, —(CH2)rC(?O)ORb, —(CH2)rS(O)pNRaRa, —(CH2)rNRaS(O)pNRaRa, —(CH2)rNRaS(O)pRc, (CH2)r—C3-6 carbocyclyl substituted with 0-3 Re, and —(CH2)r-heterocyclyl substituted with 0-3 Re;
R6 is independently selected from the group consisting of H and C1-4alkyl substituted with 0-4 Re;
R7 is independently selected from H, C1-4alkyl substituted with 0-4 Re, —(CH2)rORb, —(CH2)rS(O)pRc, —(CH2)rC(?O)Rb, —(CH2)rNRaRa, —(CH2)rC(?O)NRaRa, —(CH2)rC(?O)(CH2)rNRaRa, —(CH2)rNRaC(?O)Rb, —(CH2)rNRaC(?O)ORb, —(CH2)rOC(?O)NRaRa, —(CH2)rNRaC(?O)NRaRa, —(CH2)k(?O)ORb, —(CH2)rS(O)pNRaRa, —(CH2)rNRaS(O)pNRaRa, —(CH2)rNRaS(O)pRc, (CH2)r—C3-6 carbocyclyl substituted with 0-3 Re, and —(CH2)r-heterocyclyl substituted with 0-3 Re; alternatively, R7 and R7 form ?O;
R8 is independently selected from the group consisting of C3-6 cycloalkyl, heterocyclyl, aryl and heteroaryl, each substituted with 0-5 R9;
alternatively, when m is zero, R8 and R6 together with the nitrogen atom to which they are both attached form a heterocyclic ring substituted with 0-5 R9;
R9 is independently selected from the group consisting of H, ?O, F, Cl, Br, C1-4alkyl, C2-4alkenyl, C2-4alkynyl, nitro, —(CRdRd)rS(O)pRc, —(CRdRd)rS(O)pNRaRa, —(CRdRd)rNRaS(O)pRc, —(CRdRd)rORb, —(CRdRd)rCN, —(CRdRd)rNRaRa, —(CRdRd)rNRaC(?O)Rb, —(CRdRd)rNRaC(?O)NRaRa, —(CRdRd)rNRaC(?O)ORb, —(CRdRd)rC(?O)ORb, —(CRdRd)rC(?O)NRaRa, —(CRdRd)rC(?O)Rb, —(CRdRd)rOC(?O)Rb, —(CRdRd)rOC(?O)NRaRa, —(CRdRd)r-cycloalkyl, —(CRdRd)r-heterocyclyl, —(CRdRd)r-aryl, and —(CRdRd)r-heteroaryl, wherein said alkyl, cycloalkyl, heterocyclyl, aryl, or heteroaryl is substituted with 0-4 Re;
Ra, at each occurrence, is independently selected from the group consisting of H, C1-6 alkyl substituted with 0-5 Re, C2-6 alkenyl substituted with 0-5 Re, C2-6 alkynyl substituted with 0-5 Re, —(CH2)r—C3-10carbocyclyl substituted with 0-5 Re, and —(CH2)r-heterocyclyl substituted with 0-5 Re; or Ra and Ra together with the nitrogen atom to which they are both attached form a heterocyclic ring substituted with 0-5 Re;
Rb, at each occurrence, is independently selected from the group consisting of H, C1-6 alkyl substituted with 0-5 Re, C2-6 alkenyl substituted with 0-5 Re, C2-6 alkynyl substituted with 0-5 Re, —(CH2)r—C3-10carbocyclyl substituted with 0-5 Re, and —(CH2)r-heterocyclyl substituted with 0-5 Re;
Rc, at each occurrence, is independently selected from the group consisting of C1-6 alkyl substituted with 0-5 Re, C2-6alkenyl substituted with 0-5 Re, C2-6alkynyl substituted with 0-5 Re, C3-6carbocyclyl, and heterocyclyl;
Rd, at each occurrence, is independently selected from the group consisting of H and C1-4alkyl substituted with 0-5 Re;
Re, at each occurrence, is independently selected from the group consisting of C1-6 alkyl substituted with 0-5 Rf, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, —(CH2)r—C3-6 cycloalkyl, —(CH2)r—C4-6 heterocyclyl, —(CH2)r-aryl, —(CH2)r-heteroaryl, F, Cl, Br, CN, NO2, ?O, CO2H, —(CH2)rORf, S(O)pRf, C(?O)NRfRf, NRfC(?O)Rd, S(O)pNRfRf, NRfS(O)pRd, NRfC(?O)ORd, OC(?O)NRfRf and —(CH2)rNRfRf;
Rf, at each occurrence, is independently selected from the group consisting of H, F, Cl, Br, CN, OH, C1-5alkyl, C3-6 cycloalkyl, and phenyl; or Rf and Rf together with the nitrogen atom to which they are both attached form a heterocyclic ring optionally substituted with C1-4alkyl;
m is independently selected from zero, 1, and 2;
p, at each occurrence, is independently selected from zero, 1, and 2; and
r, at each occurrence, is independently selected from zero, 1, 2, 3, and 4.

US Pat. No. 10,112,928

INHIBITORS OF SYK

HOFFMANN-LA ROCHE INC., ...

1. A compound of Formula I
wherein:
R1 is —OR1? or (CH2)nR1?;
R1? is phenyl, pyridyl, cycloalkyl, amino cycloalkyl C1-6 alkyl or C1-6 alkyl, optionally substituted with one or more R1?;
each R1? is independently cyano, amino, amino C1-6 alkyl, halo, C1-6 alkyl, cycloalkyl, or amino cycloalkyl C1-6 alkyl;
R2 is C1-6 alkyl, cycloalkyl, cyano C1-6 alkyl, hydroxy C1-6 alkyl, halo C1-6 alkyl, dialkyl amino, or C1-6 alkoxy;
R3 is absent;
R4 is H or C1-6 alkyl;
X1 is CH or N;
X2 is CH, CR2 or N;
X3 is CH or N;
Y1 is N; and
Y2 is N;
Y3 is CH; and
n is 0 or 1;
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,112,927

INHIBITORS OF CYCLIN-DEPENDENT KINASE 7 (CDK7)

Dana-Farber Cancer Instit...

1. A compound of Formula (I):or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof;wherein:Ring A is

each instance of RA1 is independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen and alkyl;
each instance of RA2 is independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, halogen, alkyl, aryl, and heteroaryl;
Ring B is of the formula:

RB1 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen and alkyl,
WB is CRB2, wherein RB2 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, cyano, halogen, optionally substituted alkyl, carbocyclyl, and ORB2a,
wherein RB2a is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen and alkyl;
or RB1 and RB2 are joined to form a carbocyclyl or aryl ring;
X is NRX—, wherein RX is hydrogen or C1-6 alkyl;
L2 is —NRL2aC(?O)— or —NRL2aS(?O)2—, wherein RL2a is hydrogen or C1-6 alkyl;
each instance of RC is independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, halogen, and alkyl;
n is 0, 1, 2, 3, or 4;
each instance of RD is independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, halogen, alkyl, and —N(RD1)2,
wherein each occurrence of RD1 is independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen and alkyl;
p is 0, 1, 2, 3, or 4;
RE is

RE and L2 are para or meta to each other;
L3 is —NRL3a— or an optionally substituted C1-4 hydrocarbon chain, wherein RL3a is hydrogen;
RE1 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen and alkyl;
RE2 is hydrogen or alkyl;
RE3 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, alkyl, —CH2ORE3a, and —CH2N(RE3a)2,
wherein each occurrence of RE3a is independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, alkyl,

 and alkynyl; and
Y is O;
wherein “substituted” within each of RB2 and L3, refers independently to halogen, cyano, —NO2, —OH, —ORaa, —N(Rbb)2, —SH, —SRaa,—C(?O)Raa, —CO2H, —CHO, —CO2Raa, —OC(?O)Raa, —OCO2Raa, —C(?O)N(Rbb)2, —OC(?O)N(Rbb)2, —NRbbC(?O)Raa, —NRbbCO2Raa, —NRbbC(?O)N(Rbb)2, —C(?NRbb)Raa,—C(?NRbb)N(Rbb)2,—NRbbC(?NRbb)N(Rbb)2;
each of Raa is independently alkyl; and
each of Rbb is independently hydrogen or alkyl.

US Pat. No. 10,112,917

THERAPEUTIC COMPOUNDS

ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ...

1. A compound of formula (I), or a salt thereof:wherein:R1 is H or (C1-C6)alkyl;
the bond represented by ---- is a single bond or a double bond;
ring A is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from halo, hydroxy, nitro, cyano, —NRaRb, (C1-C6)alkyl, (C2-C6)alkenyl, (C2-C6)alkynyl, (C3-C6)cycloalkyl, (C1-C6)alkoxy, (C1-C6)alkoxycarbonyl, and (C1-C6)alkanoyloxy, wherein each (C1-C6)alkyl, (C2-C6)alkenyl, (C2-C6)alkynyl, (C3-C6)cycloalkyl, (C1-C6)alkoxy, (C1-C6)alkoxycarbonyl, and (C1-C6)alkanoyloxy, is optionally substituted with one or more groups independently selected from halo, hydroxy, nitro, cyano, (C1-C6)alkoxy, —NRaRb, and oxo (?O); and
Ra and Rb are each independently H or (C1-C6)alkyl; or Ra and Rb taken together with the nitrogen to which they are attached form a ring selected from aziridine, azetidino, pyrrolidino, and morpholino.

US Pat. No. 10,112,915

3-ARYL BICYCLIC [4,5,0] HYDROXAMIC ACIDS AS HDAC INHIBITORS

Forma Therapeutics, Inc.,...

1. A compound of Formula I:
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, hydrate, tautomer or isomer thereof,wherein:X1 is O;
X2 and X4 are each CR1R2;
X3 is CR1?R2?;
Y1 and Y4 are not bonded to —C(O)NHOH and are each CR1;
Y2 and Y3 are each CR1 when not bonded to —C(O)NHOH and Y2 and Y3 are C when bonded to —C(O)NHOH;
L is selected from the group consisting of a bond, —(CR1R2)n—, —C(O)O—, —C(O)NR3—, —S(O)2—, —S(O)2NR3—, —S(O)—, and —S(O)NR3—, wherein L is bound to the ring nitrogen through the carbonyl or sulfonyl group;
R is independently selected from the group consisting of —H, —C1-C6 alkyl, —C2-C6 alkenyl, —C4-C8 cycloalkenyl, —C2-C6 alkynyl, —C3-C8 cycloalkyl, —C5-C12 spirocycle, heterocyclyl, spiroheterocyclyl, aryl, and heteroaryl containing 1 to 5 heteroatoms selected from the group consisting of N, S, P, and O, wherein each alkyl, alkenyl, cycloalkenyl, alkynyl, cycloalkyl, spirocycle, heterocyclyl, spiroheterocyclyl, aryl, or heteroaryl is optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from the group consisting of —OH, halogen, oxo, —NO2, —CN, —R1, —R2, —OR3, —NHR3, —NR3R4, —S(O)2NR3R4, —S(O)2R1, —C(O)R1, —CO2R1, —NR3S(O)2R1, —S(O)R1, —S(O)NR3R4, —NR3S(O)R1, heterocycle, aryl, and heteroaryl containing 1 to 5 heteroatoms selected from the group consisting of N, S, P, and O;
each R1 and R2 are independently, and at each occurrence, selected from the group consisting of —H, —R3, —R4, —C1-C6 alkyl, —C2-C6 alkenyl, —C4-C8 cycloalkenyl, —C2-C6 alkynyl, —C3-C8 cycloalkyl, heterocyclyl, aryl, heteroaryl containing 1 to 5 heteroatoms selected from the group consisting of N, S, P, and O, —OH, halogen, —NO2, —CN, —NHC1-C6 alkyl, —N(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —S(O)2N(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —N(C1-C6 alkyl)S(O)2R5, —S(O)2(C1-C6 alkyl), —(C1-C6 alkyl)S(O)2R5, —C(O)C1-C6 alkyl, —CO2C1-C6 alkyl, —N(C1-C6 alkyl)S(O)2C1-C6 alkyl, and —(CHR5)nNR3R4, wherein each alkyl, alkenyl, cycloalkenyl, alkynyl, cycloalkyl, heterocyclyl, aryl, or heteroaryl is optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from the group consisting of —OH, halogen, —NO2, oxo, —CN, —R5, —OR3, —NHR3, NR3R4, —S(O)2N(R3)2, —S(O)2R5, —C(O)R5, —CO2R5, —NR3S(O)2R5, —S(O)R5, —S(O)NR3R4, —NR3S(O)R5, heterocycle, aryl, and heteroaryl containing 1 to 5 heteroatoms selected from the group consisting of N, S, P, and O;
R1? and R2? are independently, and at each occurrence, selected from the group consisting of H, aryl, and heteroaryl containing 1 to 5 heteroatoms selected from the group consisting of N, S, P, and O, wherein each aryl or heteroaryl is optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from the group consisting of —OH, halogen, —NO2, oxo, —CN, —R3, —R5, —OR3, —NHR3, —NR3R4, —S(O)2N(R3)2, —S(O)2R5, —C(O)R5, —CO2R5, —NR3S(O)2R5, —S(O)R5, —S(O)NR3R4, —NR3S(O)R5, heterocycle, aryl, and heteroaryl containing 1 to 5 heteroatoms selected from the group consisting of N, S, P, and O, wherein at least one of R1? or R2? is not H;
R3 and R4 are independently, and at each occurrence, selected from the group consisting of —H, —C1-C6 alkyl, —C2-C6 alkenyl, —C4-C8 cycloalkenyl, —C2-C6 alkynyl, —C3-C8 cycloalkyl, heterocyclyl, aryl, heteroaryl containing 1 to 5 heteroatoms selected from the group consisting of N, S, P, and O, —S(O)2N(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —S(O)2(C1-C6 alkyl), —(C1-C6 alkyl)S(O)2R5, —C(O)C1-C6 alkyl, —CO2C1-C6 alkyl, and —(CHR5)nN(C1-C6 alkyl)2, wherein each alkyl, alkenyl, cycloalkenyl, alkynyl, cycloalkyl, heterocyclyl, aryl, or heteroaryl is optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from the group consisting of —OH, halogen, —NO2, oxo, —CN, —R5, —O(C1-C6) alkyl, —NH(C1-C6) alkyl, —N(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —S(O)2N(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —S(O)2NHC1-C6 alkyl, —C(O)C1-C6 alkyl, —CO2C1-C6 alkyl, —N(C1-C6 alkyl)S(O)2C1-C6 alkyl, —S(O)R5, —S(O)N(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —N(C1-C6 alkyl)S(O)R5, heterocycle, aryl, and heteroaryl containing 1 to 5 heteroatoms selected from the group consisting of N, S, P, and O;
or R3 and R can combine with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached to form a heterocycle or heteroaryl containing 1 to 5 heteroatoms selected from the group consisting of N, S, P, and O, wherein each heterocycle or heteroaryl is optionally substituted with —R4, —OR4, or —NR4R5;
R5 is independently, and at each occurrence, selected from the group consisting of —H, —C1-C6 alkyl, —C2-C6 alkenyl, —C4-C8 cycloalkenyl, —C2-C6 alkynyl, —C3-C8 cycloalkyl, heterocyclyl, aryl, heteroaryl containing 1 to 5 heteroatoms selected from the group consisting of N, S, P, and O, —OH, halogen, —NO2, —CN, —NHC1-C6 alkyl, —N(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —S(O)2NH(C1-C6 alkyl), —S(O)2N(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —S(O)2C1-C6 alkyl, —C(O)C1-C6 alkyl, —CO2C1-C6 alkyl, —N(C1-C6 alkyl)SO2C1-C6 alkyl, —S(O)(C1-C6 alkyl), —S(O)N(C1-C6 alkyl)2, —N(C1-C6 alkyl)S(O)(C1-C6 alkyl), and —(CH2)nN(C1-C6 alkyl)2; and
each n is independently and at each occurrence an integer from 0 to 6.

US Pat. No. 10,112,913

SUBSTITUTED [1,2,4]TRIAZOLE AND IMIDAZOLE COMPOUNDS AS FUNGICIDES

BASF SE, Ludwigshafen (D...

1. A compound of the formula I
wherein
A is CH or N;
R1 is C1-C6-alkyl, C2-C6-alkenyl, C2-C6-alkynyl or C3-C6-cycloalkyl;
wherein the aliphatic moieties of R1 are not further substituted or carry one, two, three or up to the maximum possible number of identical or different groups R1a which independently of one another are selected from:
R1a halogen, OH, CN, C1-C4-alkoxy, C3-C6-cycloalkyl, C3-C6-halogencycloalkyl and C1-C4-halogenalkoxy;
wherein the cycloalkyl moieties of R1 are not further substituted or carry one, two, three, four, five or up to the maximum number of identical or different groups R1b which independently of one another are selected from:
R1b halogen, OH, CN, C1-C4-alkoxy, C1-C4-halogenalkyl, C3-C6-cycloalkyl, C3-C6-halogencycloalkyl and C1-C4-halogenalkoxy;
R2 is hydrogen, C1-C4-alkyl, C2-C4-alkenyl or C2-C4-alkynyl;
wherein the aliphatic moieties of R2 are not further substituted or carry one, two, three or up to the maximum possible number of identical or different groups R2a which independently of one another are selected from:
R2a halogen, OH, CN, C1-C4-alkoxy, C3-C6-cycloalkyl, C3-C6-halogencycloalkyl and C1-C4-halogenalkoxy;
R3 is selected from halogen, CN, C1-C4-alkyl, C1-C4-alkoxy, C2-C4-alkenyl, C2-C4-alkynyl, C3-C6-cycloalkyl and S(O)p(C1-C4-alkyl), wherein each of R3 is unsubstituted or further substituted by one, two, three or four R1a; wherein
R3a is independently selected from halogen, CN, OH, C1-C4-alkyl, C1-C4-halogenalkyl, C3-C6-cycloalkyl, C3-C6-halogencycloalkyl, C1-C4-alkoxy and C1-C4-halogenalkoxy;
p is 0, 1 or 2;
Z is CN, Si(C1-C4-alkyl)3, C1-C6-alkoxy or C(?O)—O—(C1-C6-alkyl);
wherein the aliphatic moieties of Z are not further substituted or carry one, two, three or four identical or different groups RZ, which independently of one another are selected from
RZ halogen, CN, OH, C1-C4-alkyl, C1-C4-halogenalkyl, C3-C6-cycloalkyl, C3-C6-halogencycloalkyl, O—C6H5, C1-C4-alkoxy and C1-C4-halogenalkoxy;
and the N-oxides and the agriculturally acceptable salts thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,112,911

SUBSTITUTED CYANOGUANIDINES AS ORAL ANTI-VIRALS

ABBVIE INC., North Chica...

3. A pharmaceutical composition comprising the compound of claim 1, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, and one or more excipients, and optionally one or more additional therapeutic agents.

US Pat. No. 10,112,908

METHODS FOR PRODUCING OPTICALLY ACTIVE VALERIC ACID DERIVATIVES

DAICHI SANKYO COMPANY, LI...

1. A method of producing a compound of formula (4):
comprising allowing a compound of formula (1):
to react with hydrogen gas, in an inert solvent, in the presence of a chiral ligand of formula (2) or (3):orand a ruthenium catalyst, or in the presence of an asymmetric transition metal complex catalyst previously generated from the chiral ligand and the ruthenium catalyst,wherein R is a protective group for the carboxy group or a hydrogen atom,
R1 and R2 are each independently a hydrogen atom or a protective group for the amino group,
Ar is a phenyl group, a 3,5-dimethylphenyl group or a 4-methylphenyl group, and
Ar? is a phenyl group, a 3,5-dimethylphenyl group or a 3,5-di-tert-butyl-4-methoxyphenyl group.

US Pat. No. 10,112,895

ANTIVIRALS AGAINST MOLLUSCUM CONTAGIOSUM VIRUS

The Trustees of the Unive...

1. A compound of formula (X) or (XII):wherein:Y is heteroaryl; which is substituted with at least one group selected from the group consisting of phenyl and heteroaryl;
R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7, R8, and R9 are independently selected from the group consisting of H, C1-C6 alkyl, halo, cyano, nitro, SO2NH2, C1-C6 haloalkyl, ORa, SRa, NRmRn, NRaCORb, SORb, SO2Rb, CORb, COORa, aryl, heteroaryl, C3-C7 cycloalkyl, 3-7 membered heterocycloalkyl, cycloalkylalkyl, heterocycloalkylalkyl, arylalkyl, and heteroarylalkyl; or two adjacent ORa or NRmRn groups, together with the atoms to which they are attached, form a 5-7 membered heterocycloalkyl group;
R14 is H, C1-C3 alkyl, C(O)ORa, C(O)Rb, C(O)NRmRn, SORb, or SO2Rb;
Ra and Rb are each independently selected from the group consisting of H, C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 haloalkyl, C2-C6 alkenyl, C2-C6 alkynyl, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, cycloalkylalkyl, heterocycloalkylalkyl, arylalkyl, and heteroarylalkyl;
Rm and Rn are independently selected from the group consisting of H, C1-C6 alkyl, cycloalkyl, cycloalkylalkyl, heterocycloalkylalkyl, arylalkyl, and heteroarylalkyl; or Rm and Rn, together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached, form a 3-7 membered heterocycloalkyl group;
each occurrence of aryl is independently selected from the group consisting of phenyl and naphthyl; and
each occurrence of heteroaryl is independently selected from the group consisting of pyridine, pyrimidine, pyrazine, indole, indolizine, benzimidazole, 1,3-dihydrobenzimidazol-2-one, and indazole.

US Pat. No. 10,112,894

CYCLIC PROCESS FOR PRODUCING TAURINE

VITAWORKS IP, LLC, North...

1. A process for producing taurine from aziridine, comprising:(a) adding gaseous aziridine or a solution of aziridine to a solution of ammonium bisulfite, or ammonium sulfite, or a mixture of ammonium bisulfite and ammonium sulfite to undergo a ring-opening reaction of aziridine to form ammonium taurinate;
(b) decomposing ammonium taurinate to taurine and ammonia by heating and removing ammonia to obtain a crystalline suspension of taurine; and
(c) separating taurine by means of solid-liquid separation to provide a mother liquor.

US Pat. No. 10,112,887

CATALYSTS BASED ON AMINO-SULFIDE LIGANDS FOR HYDROGENATION AND DEHYDROGENATION PROCESSES

1. A metal complex of Formula II and IIIM(SN)pZa  II
M(SNS)Za  IIIwherein:each Z is simultaneously or independently a hydrogen or halogen atom, a C1-C6 alkyl, a carbene group, a hydroxyl group, or a C1-C7 alkoxy radical, a nitrosyl (NO) group, CO, CNR (R=Alkyl, Aryl), nitrile, phosphite, phosphinite, or phosphine;
M is a group 7, group 8, or group 9 transition metal;
p is equal to 1 or 2, whereas a is equal to 1, 2, or 3;
SN is a bidentate coordinated ligand of Formula IA, wherein the coordinating groups of the SN ligand consist of one thio group and one nitrogen group;
SNS is a tridentate coordinated ligand of Formula IB, wherein the coordinating groups of the SNS ligand consist of two thio groups and one nitrogen group:
wherethe dotted lines simultaneously or independently indicate single or double bonds;
R1, R2, R5, and R6 are each independently H, a substituted or unsubstituted linear or branched C1-C20 alkyl, a substituted or unsubstituted cyclic C3-C8 alkyl, or a substituted or unsubstituted C2-C20 alkenyl, a substituted or unsubstituted C5-C20 aryl, OR or NR2; or when taken together, R1 and R2 groups or R5 and R6 groups can form a saturated or partially saturated C5-C20 cycle;
R3 and R4 are each independently H, a substituted or unsubstituted linear, branched or cyclic C1-C8 alkyl or alkenyl, a substituted or unsubstituted C5-C8 aromatic group, ester group; or, when taken together, R3 and R4 can form an optionally substituted saturated or partially saturated C5-C20 hetero-aromatic ring;
R5 when taken together with R4 can form an optionally substituted saturated or partially saturated C5-C20 aromatic ring;
R7 is H, a substituted or unsubstituted linear or branched C1-C8 alkyl, a substituted or unsubstituted cyclic C3-C8 alkyl, a substituted or unsubstituted C2-C20 alkenyl, or a substituted or unsubstituted C5-C20 aryl; and
n, m, and q are simultaneously or independently 0, 1, or 2.

US Pat. No. 10,112,886

METHOD FOR PURIFICATION OF BENZOIC ACID

Sulzer Chemtech AG, Wint...

1. A method for purifying a crude benzoic acid stream containing 5 to 20% by weight of byproducts and 80 to 95% by weight of benzoic acid, by means of distillation, the method comprising delivering the crude benzoic acid stream to a plant comprising a first distillation system, wherein the first distillation system comprises a divided wall column, thereby providing a purified benzoic acid stream.

US Pat. No. 10,112,884

ASYMMETRICAL HYDROGENATION REACTION OF KETONIC ACID COMPOUND

1. A preparation method of the structure of formula B,
Wherein R1 is a phenyl, a substituted phenyl, a naphthyl, a substituted naphthyl, a C1-C6 alkyl or aralkyl, the substitute is a C1-C6alkyl, a C1-C6 alkoxy, a halogen, the number of the substituents is 1-3
Wherein M is the following structure chiral spiro-pyridylamidophosphine ligand iridium complex:

Wherein R is hydrogen, 3-methyl, 4-tBu or 6-methyl,
The said base is selected from sodium hydroxide, potassium hydroxide, sodium tert-butyl oxide or potassium test-butyl oxide,
The molar dosage ratio of the said base to the substrate A compound is (1.0˜3):1.

US Pat. No. 10,112,876

PROCESS FOR OLIGOMERIZATION OF ETHYLENE

SAUDI BASIC INDUSTRIES CO...

1. A process for oligomerizing ethylene, comprising:a) oligomerizing ethylene in a reactor in the presence of a solvent and a catalyst;
b) transferring a reactor overhead effluent from the reactor to an externally located cooling device to condense a portion of the reactor overhead effluent and recycling the condensed portion of the reactor overhead effluent into the reactor;
c) recovering a reactor bottom effluent from the reactor, wherein the reactor bottom effluent comprises C4 hydrocarbons, C6 hydrocarbons, C8 hydrocarbons, C10 hydrocarbons, residual C12+ hydrocarbons, residual spent catalyst, and residual polymer material;
d) transferring the reactor bottom effluent to a quenching unit, wherein quench media is added to the reactor bottom effluent, to produce a quenched reactor bottom effluent;
e) transferring the quenched reactor bottom effluent to a series of fractionation columns and, in the following order,
i) optionally separating a fraction comprising the C4 hydrocarbons from the quenched reactor bottom effluent;
ii) separating a fraction comprising the C6 hydrocarbons from the quenched reactor bottom effluent;
iii) separating a fraction comprising both the C8 hydrocarbons and C10 hydrocarbons from the quenched reactor bottom effluent and recycling said fraction comprising both the C8 hydrocarbons and C10 hydrocarbons into the reactor, and
iv) separating the residual C12+ hydrocarbons, the residual spent catalyst, the residual polymer material, and residual quench media from the quenched reactor bottom effluent,
wherein the solvent is separated from the quenched reactor bottom effluent in any of steps i)-iv) and/or in an additional step.

US Pat. No. 10,112,863

FLOAT GLASS AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

1. A float glass comprising:a core layer;
an upper ion exchange layer disposed on the core layer; and
a lower ion exchange layer disposed below the core layer,
wherein a density of the upper ion exchange layer is about 0.001 kilogram per cubic meter to about 0.01 kilogram per cubic meter greater than a density of the lower ion exchange layer, and
wherein a difference between a depth of layer of the upper ion exchange layer and a depth of layer of the lower ion exchange layer ranges from about 0.01 micrometer to about 1.0 micrometer.

US Pat. No. 10,112,862

APPARATUS AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING COMPOSITE GLASS ARTICLES

CORNING INCORPORATED, Co...

1. A method comprising:supplying a conjoined molten glass stream to an overflow distributor, a cross-section of the conjoined molten glass stream comprising a first cross-sectional portion and a second cross-sectional portion, the first cross-sectional portion comprising a first glass composition, the second cross-sectional portion comprising a second glass composition different than the first glass composition;
flowing the first glass composition over a first transverse segment of a weir of the overflow distributor; and
flowing the second glass composition over a second transverse segment of the weir of the overflow distributor,
wherein at least one of the first transverse segment of the weir or the second transverse segment of the weir comprises less than an entire effective width of the weir.

US Pat. No. 10,112,857

METHOD AND EQUIPMENT FOR THE BIOLOGICAL DENITRIFICATION OF WASTE WATER

DEGREMONT, Paris la Defe...

1. A method for the biological denitrification of wastewater that comprises a nitrification step followed by a denitrification step, for a first fraction of the water, by a post-denitrification step during which an electron donor is injected into this first fraction, whereas a second fraction of the water passes through a bypass, and then is mixed with the first fraction downstream of the post-denitrification step, wherein:the first fraction of the wastewater is submitted, during post-denitrification, to almost complete denitrification in order to exit the step with a concentration of nitrates [N—NO3] below 4 mg/L, to minimize the production of nitrous oxide N2O,
and the bypass rate is determined from:
measurement of the concentration of nitrates [N—NO3] in the water upstream of post-denitrification,
the desired concentration of nitrates [N—NO3] for the mixture of the two fractions downstream of the post-denitrification treatment,
and the concentration of nitrates [N—NO3] in the first fraction at outlet from post-denitrification, before mixing the two fractions.

US Pat. No. 10,112,852

RDPREHEATING WATER JACKETS

RDP Technologies, Inc., ...

1. An apparatus for producing slaked lime slurry comprising:a programmable control system;
a slaking vessel having at least one support location that is provided with at least one load cell, wherein the load cell provides a load cell signal indicative of a total weight of the slaking vessel and its contents, said load cell communicating with said programmable control system such that said load cell signal can be received by said programmable control system;
slaking vessel temperature sensing means for sensing the temperature of the contents of said slaking vessel, wherein said slaking vessel temperature sensing means provides a slaking vessel temperature signal indicative of the temperature of the contents of said slaking vessel, said slaking vessel temperature sensing means communicating with said programmable control system such that said slaking vessel temperature signal can be received by said programmable control system;
means for charging water into the slaking vessel, said programmable control system communicating with said means for charging water into the slaking vessel, said programmable control system stopping the charging of water into said slaking vessel when said load cell signal indicates that a predetermined weight of water has been charged into said slaking vessel, wherein the water charged into said slaking vessel has a temperature;
means for mixing the content of said slaking vessel;
water temperature control means for controlling the temperature of the water charged into said slaking vessel, said water temperature control means communicating with said programmable control system, said programmable control system controlling said water temperature control means such that the temperature of the water charged into said slaking vessel is within a predetermined water temperature range;
means for charging lime feed stock into the slaking vessel, said programmable control system communicating with said means for charging lime feed stock into the slaking vessel, said programmable control system stopping the charging of lime feed stock into said slaking vessel when said load cell signal indicates that a predetermined weight of lime feed stock has been charged into said slaking vessel, thereby allowing a slaking reaction to take place; and
means for discharging the contents of said slaking vessel; said programmable control system communicating with said means for discharging the contents of said slaking vessel, said programmable control system monitoring the temperature of the contents of said slaking vessel using said slaking vessel temperature signal, said programmable control system operating said means for discharging the contents of said slaking vessel to discharge the contents of said slaking vessel when the temperature of the contents of said slaking vessel remains within a predetermined temperature range for a predetermined period of time.

US Pat. No. 10,112,850

SYSTEM TO REDUCE INTERFACE EMULSION LAYER FORMATION IN AN ELECTROSTATIC DEHYDRATOR OR DESALTER VESSEL THROUGH USE OF A LOW VOLTAGE ELECTROSTATIC INTERFACE EMULSION TREATMENT SYSTEM INSIDE THE VESSEL

Cameron Solutions, Inc., ...

1. A system for reducing interface emulsion layer formation when separating the components of an incoming oil-water mixture, the system comprising:a separator vessel including
an oil/water interface location including a water/emulsion boundary location;
a first set of vertically oriented electrodes located in an upper half of the vessel and connected to a high voltage power source greater than 5 kV;
a second set of vertically oriented electrodes located entirely below the first set and above the water/emulsion boundary and connected to a low voltage power source in a range of 1 kV to 5 kV, a portion of the second set being within the oil/water interface location.

US Pat. No. 10,112,849

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TREATING CONTAMINATED WASTEWATER

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A system for treating contaminated wastewater from a buffer tank (1), comprising a feed line (3) that leads into a separator (5) and a discharge line (10) that leaves the separator (5), wherein the discharge line (10) leads into a working tank (11), wherein an access line (16) extends from the working tank (11) into a filtration system (18) which has a permeate outlet line (19) and a concentrate outlet line (17), wherein the buffer tank (1) is connected to the feed line (3) via an inlet check valve (2), wherein the permeate outlet line (19) is connected to the feed line (3) in a controllable manner in order to feed permeate back to the feed line (3), wherein the working tank (11) is connected to the feed line (3) via a return line (13), wherein a return check valve (12) is arranged in the return line (13), wherein the concentrate outlet line (17) extends from the filtration system (18) and into the working tank (11), wherein the permeate outlet line (19) is connected to the working tank (11) via a return flow line (26), wherein the system includes a heavy metal analyzer (22) in communication with the permeate outlet line (19), and wherein a precipitant line (14) opens into the feed line (3) downstream of the return line (13).

US Pat. No. 10,112,847

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TREATING LIQUID CONTAINING IMPURITIES

PARKSON CORPORATION, For...

1. An apparatus for treating a liquid containing impurities, comprising:a filtering chamber for receiving liquid containing impurities, the filtering chamber including a lower portion containing granular media and configured to permit the granular media to interact with the liquid containing impurities, thereby removing impurities from the liquid to produce filtrate;
a filtrate section in fluid communication with the filtering chamber for receiving the filtrate, the filtrate section being in fluid communication with a first outlet for outflow of the filtrate;
a gas supplying system for delivering gas to the granular media in the filtering chamber for transport of a portion of the granular media to a granular media washer;
a reject section in fluid communication with the granular media washer for receiving a reject mixture comprising liquid and impurities from the granular media washer, the reject section being in fluid communication with a second outlet for outflow of a portion of the reject mixture; and
a control unit that is configured to determine a condition of transport of the portion of the granular media by determining whether a level of reject mixture in the reject section exceeds a predetermined threshold,
wherein, upon determining that the level of reject mixture in the reject section exceeds the predetermined threshold, the control unit is configured to send a command signal to the gas supplying system to control delivery of gas to the portion of the granular media.

US Pat. No. 10,112,844

CALCIUM CARBONATE MICROPARTICLES AND PROCESSES FOR PREPARING THEM

NIPPON PAPER INDUSTRIES C...

1. A process for preparing calcium carbonate particles having an average primary particle size of less than 1 ?m, comprising synthesizing calcium carbonate while injecting under pressure a liquid into a reaction solution in a reaction vessel, wherein the pressure in the vessel is from 0.05 MPa to 0.9 MPa.

US Pat. No. 10,112,836

CONTINUOUS NANOSYNTHESIS APPARATUS AND PROCESS

The Regents of The Univer...

11. A nanosynthesis apparatus, comprising:an outer tube having an internal surface and a longitudinal axis;
a substrate support surface at least partially disposed within the outer tube and opposing the internal surface of the outer tube across a gap having opposite ends and circumscribing the substrate support surface;
a deposition fluid source in fluid communication with the gap and operable to provide a deposition fluid to the gap such that the deposition fluid flows along the gap in a direction from one of the opposite ends toward the other of the opposite ends, wherein the deposition fluid comprises a constituent to be deposited on a growth substrate in the gap;
a heater arranged to heat at least a portion of the gap;
a feed system arranged to provide the growth substrate in the gap and onto the substrate support surface at an angle with respect to the longitudinal axis of the outer tube such that a length of the growth substrate wraps around and is in physical contact with the substrate support surface and extends between the ends of the gap, whereby the growth substrate is exposed to the deposition fluid flowing along the gap;
an inner tube that includes the substrate support surface, the deposition fluid source being in fluid communication with the inside of the inner tube; and
an aperture extending through the inner tube at a location between the ends of the gap, wherein the deposition fluid source is in fluid communication with the gap via the inner tube and the aperture such that the deposition fluid flows along only a portion of the gap.

US Pat. No. 10,112,830

SHAPED CATALYST FOR SOUR GAS SHIFT REACTIONS AND METHODS FOR USING THEM

Clariant Corporation, Lo...

1. A catalyst material in the shape of an annular solid, the annular solid having a cross-sectional shape havinga lateral outer surface;
a single hole in the annular solid, the hole defining a lateral inner surface of the annular solid, the lateral outer surface and the lateral inner surface defining an annular wall, wherein the annular wall has a minimum wall thickness in the range of 1.5 mm to 3 mm;
an average width in the range of about 3.3 mm to about 10 mm as measured through the geometrical center of the cross-sectional shape of the solid; and
a length measured in a direction parallel to the hole, the length being in the range of about 2 mm to about 30 mm;
wherein the minimum ratio of wall thickness to width measured along the line of the wall thickness is at least about 0.3 to about 0.45,
wherein the catalyst material comprises one or more catalytically-active metal species, the catalytically-active metal species including cobalt and molybdenum species,
wherein the catalyst material comprises a carrier material that is aluminum oxide or aluminum oxide in combination with magnesium oxide, wherein the carrier material is at least about 75% aluminum oxide, and
wherein the catalyst material has a BET surface area of about 50 to about 400 m2/q.

US Pat. No. 10,112,826

METHOD FOR FORMING MICRO-ELECTRO-MECHANICAL SYSTEM (MEMS) DEVICE STRUCTURE

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A method for forming a micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) device structure, comprising: forming a recess in a first substrate; depositing a dielectric layer on the first substrate and filling the recess, wherein an entirety of the dielectric layer has a substantially planar top surface; bonding a second substrate on the dielectric layer, wherein an entire bottom surface of the second substrate is in direct contact with the substantially planar top surface of the dielectric layer; etching a portion of the second substrate to form a MEMS structure, wherein the MEMS structure has a plurality of openings; and etching a portion of the dielectric layer to form a cavity below the openings.

US Pat. No. 10,112,825

SEMICONDUCTOR STRUCTURE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR THE SAME

UNITED MICROELECTRONICS C...

1. A semiconductor structure, comprising a micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) region comprising:a sensing membrane;
a metal ring defining a cavity under the sensing membrane; and
a dielectric structure comprising an upper dielectric portion on the metal ring, wherein the cavity comprises an upper cavity portion defined by the upper dielectric portion, the upper cavity portion widens gradually along a direction away from the metal ring.

US Pat. No. 10,112,823

SEMICONDUCTOR STRUCTURES AND FABRICATION METHOD THEREOF

SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURI...

1. A method for fabricating a MEMS device, comprising:providing a first wafer having a trench on a top surface of the first wafer and a fixed electrode on the bottom of the trench;
providing a second wafer with a polishing stop layer, a sacrificial layer, and a movable electrode on a top surface of the second wafer;
bonding the first wafer and the second wafer with the top surface of the first wafer facing the top surface of the second wafer and the movable electrode on the second wafer located above the trench on the first wafer;
removing the second wafer by polishing the second wafer from a backside of the second wafer until reaching the polishing stop layer; and
releasing the movable electrode by removing a portion of the polishing stop layer and the sacrificial layer to form the MEMS device.

US Pat. No. 10,112,822

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

TAIWAN SEMICONDUCTOR MANU...

1. A method, comprising:bonding a first substrate to a second substrate, wherein a microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) structure is in a space between the first substrate and the second substrate;
etching the second substrate to form at least one through hole;
forming a first metal layer over the second substrate;
forming an anti-stiction layer on a surface of the MEMS structure and the first metal layer;
removing the anti-stiction layer from the first metal layer by performing a thermal treatment to the first metal layer; and
sealing the at least one through hole of the second substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,112,821

LIQUID DISPENSING APPLIANCE PROVIDED WITH AN ANTI-DRIP VALVE SYSTEM

Anheuser-Busch InBev S.A....

1. A pressure driven dispensing assembly comprising a container containing a beverage to be dispensed, a dispensing tube bringing in fluid communication with ambient the volume inside the container containing the beverage, and a source of pressurized gas in fluid communication with the interior of the container for pressurizing the interior of the container and driving the dispensing of the beverage out of the container through the dispensing tube, said dispensing tube having a flexible, resilient portion ending in an outlet of inner diameter, D, is at least 3 mm, and being engaged in a pinch valve system comprising a squeezing member suitable for squeezing and obturating a single section of the flexible portion located at a distance, h, from the outlet comprised between 1 and 12 mm, wherein the ratio, h/D, of the distance, h, to the outlet inner diameter, D, is not more than 1.5, so as to reduce the dripping of the beverage out of the dispensing tube when obturating the section.

US Pat. No. 10,112,819

EXTRACTOR TUBE

1. The extractor tube assembly for a beverage container, comprising:an extraction tube; and
a first extractor tube element and a second extractor tube element;
the first extractor tube element having a first contact surface extending radially outwards from an exterior surface of the extraction tube, the first contact surface being positioned and arranged so as to abut a second surface of the second extractor tube element, wherein the first contact surface has at least one protrusion, the at least one protrusion tapering into a contact point for reducing a contact area between the first extractor tube element and the second extractor tube element and for creating space between the abutting first and second extractor tube elements to facilitate cleaning.

US Pat. No. 10,112,815

HIGH REACH LIFTING BIG BALE FORK ATTACHMENT

1. A high reach lifting big bale fork attachment for a wheel loader or other bale handling equipment comprising: a rear coupler and slide assembly, slidably attached to a sliding mast assembly, said mast assembly slidably attached to a front bale rack assembly; a plurality of actuators operatively connected to and between said slide assembly and said mast assembly, a plurality of actuators operatively connected to and between said mast assembly and said front bale rack assembly, and a loader attachment adapter attached to said rear coupler and slide assembly wherein said rear coupler and slide assembly further comprising a straight C-channel; said sliding mast assembly further comprising a mast I-beam having a straight rear rail and a convex arced front rail, said rear rail and said front rail joined together by an I-web bridging member; said front bale rack assembly further comprising a front concave arced C-channel; and said straight C-channel slidingly receives and retains said straight rear rail, and said front concave arced C-channel slidingly receives and retains said arced front rail.

US Pat. No. 10,112,813

SAFETY BRAKE FOR A LIFTING DEVICE

Siemens Aktiengesellschaf...

1. A safety brake for a lifting device, comprising:a brake blocking gear element connected to at least one drive of the lifting device;
a pawl for engaging in a latch void of the brake blocking gear element in cases of an impermissible lowering speed of the lifting device, the brake blocking gear element being blocked;
an actuator for activating the pawl, the pawl and the actuator being configured and arranged such that, in a non-energized state of the actuator, the pawl bears on the brake blocking gear element or moves into the latch void of the brake blocking gear element, and in an energized state of the actuator, the pawl moves away from the brake blocking gear element or moves out of the latch void and releases the brake blocking gear element;
an electronic or numeric controller for controlling the at least one drive and for activating the actuator, the controller monitoring the lowering speed of the lifting device, a transfer of the actuator to the non-energized state occurring when the permissible lowering speed is exceeded; and
at least two sensors which are linked to the controller for determining an operating state of the pawl, a differentiation with respect to the operating state being determinable at least between the moved-away state, the bearing state, and the completely moved-into the latch void state via the at least two sensors.

US Pat. No. 10,112,810

LIFTING HOIST WITH HYSTERESIS CLUTCH

R. Stahl Schaltgerate Gmb...

1. A hoist for moving loads (L) no greater than a nominal load (Fnom) comprising:a drive train including a motor and a gearing connected to a pulling element on an output side of the gearing for taking up the load (L), the motor being controlled by an inverter and operating at variable speeds in a forward direction and in a reverse direction;
a slip clutch arrangement arranged in the drive train, the slip clutch arrangement disposed directly between the motor and an input shaft of the gearing, the slip clutch arrangement operating in the forward and reverse directions;
a brake connected to the drive train and operable for holding the load (L) when the brake is in an engaged state;
said slip clutch arrangement including a hysteresis clutch comprising permanent magnets that provides an unbranched torque transmitting drive path in said drive train in both the forward and reverse directions; and
said slip clutch arrangement having a torque limit (Mgrenz) at which said slip clutch arrangement begins to slip which corresponds to a torque limit (Fgrenz) that is greater than the nominal load (Fnom).

US Pat. No. 10,112,806

PORTABLE HOIST ARM ASSEMBLY

1. A portable hoist arm assembly comprising:a pair of bars, each said bar having a first terminus, said bars being pivotally coupled proximate to said first termini;
a pair of first couplers configured for coupling to a vertical support;
a pair of contractors, each said contractor being coupled to and extending between a respective said first coupler and an associated said bar proximate to said first terminus;
a connector coupled to a respective said bar proximate to said first terminus, said connector being configured for coupling to a hoist line, wherein said connector is positioned on said respective said bar such that said connector is configured for coupling to the hoist line; and
wherein said bars are configured for positioning such that second termini of said bars are positioned for abutting the vertical support with a first said bar extending substantially perpendicularly from the vertical support and a second said bar extending angularly and downwardly from said first said bar to the vertical support, wherein said contractors are positioned on said bars such that said contractors are positioned for contracting for coupling said bars to the vertical support positioning said connector for coupling to the hoist line.

US Pat. No. 10,112,805

PALLET-PULLING DEVICE

1. A pallet-pulling device comprising:a skid puller, a bridle chain, and a clevis grab hook;
wherein the pallet-pulling device is used to pull a pallet out of an elevated shipping container;
wherein the skid puller comprises a plurality of ribs, a backing plate, a pull plate, a bolt, and a nut;
wherein the skid puller is coupled to the pallet by hooking a leading edge of the pull plate behind an upper board on the pallet;
wherein the skid puller is decoupled from the pallet by lifting the bridle chain and allowing the pull plate to drop from behind the upper board.

US Pat. No. 10,112,801

ELEVATOR INSPECTION APPARATUS WITH SEPARATE COMPUTING DEVICE AND SENSORS

1. An elevator inspection apparatus, comprising:a commercially available off-the-shelf computing device comprising a computing processor for running computer programs, an electronic memory used by said computing processor while running a computer program, an electronic storage for indefinitely storing data files and computer programs, an electronic display for displaying graphics to a user, a power source, and an interface for communicating with and providing power to a physically separate sensor package;
a sensor package, physically separate from said computing device, comprising a sensor for measuring the acceleration of the elevator car, a door sensor for determining the position of the elevator door, an altimeter for measuring the altitude of the elevator car, and an interface for communicating with and receiving power from said computing device;
a communication mechanism between said computing device and said sensor package whereby said communication mechanism provides two-way communications between said computing device and said sensor package, and said communication mechanism provides power from said computing device to said sensor package;
a computer program stored in said electronic storage and running in said computing processor that repetitively requests acceleration measurements, door positions, and altitude measurements from said sensor package and analyzes said acceleration measurements, door positions, and altitude measurements, and manages the functions of said elevator inspection apparatus;
whereby said computer program computes the beginnings and ends of every trip of the elevator car so that the user need not indicate the beginnings and ends of any trip to said elevator inspection apparatus; and said computer program computes the accelerations, velocities, jerks, door positions, landings, trip start times, trip end times, trip directions, and trip durations of the elevator car for every trip, displays the results of the computations on said electronic display, and stores the results and times of the computations for every trip in said electronic storage so that the number of results that are stored is limited only by the size of said electronic storage.

US Pat. No. 10,112,800

BRAKE, AND ELEVATOR SYSTEM

KONE CORPORATION, Helsin...

1. A brake, comprising:a frame part of the brake;
an armature part movably supported on the frame part, the armature part being configured to be movable between a braking position and a releasing position;
a limit switch attached to the frame part, a switching state of the limit switch changing at an operating point of the limit switch; and
a measuring pin movably supported on the frame part of the brake, the measuring pin being separate from the armature part and being connected to the limit switch, and being configured to engage by movement of the armature part in an operating direction of the limit switch, in an operating range between the braking position and the releasing position,
wherein, in the operating range, the operating point of the limit switch is configured to divide into sections of the operating range, the switching state of the limit switch in a first section indicating the braking position and the switching state of the limit switch in a second section indicating the releasing position,
wherein both the measuring pin and the limit switch are disposed in a space formed in the frame part of the brake, and
wherein a length of the measuring pin is less than a length of the space.

US Pat. No. 10,112,799

ELEVATOR INSTALLATION MODERNIZATION USING AN EXISTING INTERFACE

Inventio AG, Hergiswil N...

1. An elevator installation modernization method comprising:placing a destination call control at an elevator installation, the destination call control being configured to generate start floor signals and destination floor signals based at least in part on at least one of a destination call signal or an identification code; and
connecting the destination call control with an existing elevator control using an existing serial maintenance interface of the existing elevator control, such that the destination call control is configured to provide the start floor signals and the destination floor signals to the existing elevator control through the existing serial maintenance interface by implementing a communications protocol compatible with the existing serial maintenance interface to provide the start floor signals and the destination floor signals to the existing elevator control.

US Pat. No. 10,112,795

DEVICE FOR CLOSING THE TAIL END OF A ROLL OF WEB MATERIAL, AND METHOD

MTORRES TISSUE S.R.L., (...

1. A device for closing a tail end of a roll of web material comprising:a feeding path of the roll to be closed;
a closing station along the feeding path of the roll for closing the tail end of the roll;
in the closing station of the tail end of the roll, two rollers forming a cradle for receiving the roll and a closing member for closing the tail end;
an assembly rotating around a rotating axis transverse with respect to the feeding path, and comprising groups of arms arranged with respect to one another angularly displaced around said rotation axis, each arm comprising a front part configured to eject the roll from the cradle and a back part, configured to hold subsequent rolls along the feeding path, thus preventing them from entering in the closing station until the roll has been ejected from said cradle, a one-step rotation of said rotating assembly causing ejection of the closed roll from the cradle and allowing one subsequent roll to be closed to enter said cradle.

US Pat. No. 10,112,789

CONTACT INTERFACE

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. A contact interface, comprising:a first contact member including a first contact surface with a first material subsurface and a second material subsurface, the first contact member including longitudinally spaced proximal and distal first surface ends,
the second material subsurface protruding transversely above the first material subsurface at a portion of the first contact surface spaced longitudinally apart from the proximal and distal first surface ends; and
a second contact member including a second contact surface to slide in contact with the first contact surface;
wherein the first material subsurface comprises a first material, the second material subsurface comprises a second material, and the second material has a lower hardness than the first material, and further wherein the second contact member comprises a tip of a pivotally mounted swing arm, the swing arm rotating to slide the second contact surface along the first contact surface.

US Pat. No. 10,112,788

SWEEP AUGER APPARATUS

Mid-Columbia Producers, ...

1. A sweep auger apparatus, comprising:an attachment plate having a first side and a second side, the first side having attachment features to removably attach the attachment plate to mobile equipment;
a first rotatable shaft secured to the second side of the attachment plate, a central axis of the first rotatable shaft extending in a first direction;
a first motor connected to the first rotatable shaft to cause the first rotatable shaft to rotate;
an auger support member connected to the first rotatable shaft so as to rotate with a rotation of the first rotatable shaft;
a second rotatable shaft secured to the auger support member, a central axis of the second rotatable shaft extending in a second direction that is transverse to the first direction; and
a second motor connected to the second rotatable shaft to cause the second rotatable shaft to rotate, thereby rotating an auger.

US Pat. No. 10,112,785

TRANSFER MECHANISM FOR USE WITH A FOOD PROCESSING SYSTEM

Lyco Manufacturing Inc., ...

1. A transfer mechanism for transferring food product from a compartment of a food processing system, the transfer mechanism comprising:a conduit including a first end portion configured to be in communication with the compartment and a second end portion, wherein food product in the compartment enters the first end portion;
a liquid discharge positioned substantially within the conduit between the first end portion and the second end portion; and
a pressurized fluid source in communication with the liquid discharge, the pressurized fluid source operable to propel a liquid through the liquid discharge into the conduit and toward the second end of the conduit without propelling food product through the pressurized fluid source, wherein the liquid propelled toward the second end of the conduit moves the food product from the first end portion of the conduit toward the second end portion.

US Pat. No. 10,112,784

APPARATUS FOR VARYING THE PITCH BETWEEN MOVING ARTICLES

FAMECCANICA.DATA S.P.A., ...

1. An apparatus for varying the pitch between moving articles, comprising:a stationary structure having a suction volume;
a plurality of rotors rotatable independently from each other about a common axis, each rotor having at least one transport element and each transport element having respective gripping surfaces provided with suction holes;
a rotary distributor rotatable about said axis independently of said rotors, and having a plurality of intake ducts comprising first openings selectively connected to said suction volume and second openings located on an interface surface of said rotary distributor; and
a plurality of rigid connection elements that establish a pneumatic connection between respective transport elements and said rotary distributor, wherein said rigid connection elements are fixed with respect to respective transport elements and have respective sliding surfaces in sliding contact with said interface surface, wherein said rigid connection elements have respective suction chambers elongated in the circumferential direction and open on said sliding surfaces, wherein said suction chambers are pneumatically connected to said suction holes of the respective transport elements and are connected pneumatically to said respective second openings of said rotary distributor.

US Pat. No. 10,112,783

TRANSFER DEVICE FOR PRODUCT CARRIERS WITH HOLDING MEANS

FERAG AG, Hinwil (CH)

1. A transfer device (1) for the separated transfer of product carriers (2a-2e; 2c?, 2d?) with holders (21, 21a-21e; 21c?, 21d?) to an overhead conveyor, the transfer device (1) comprising:a helical conveyor (11, 11?) forming a conveying section (F) for the holders (21, 21a-21e; 21a?-21f?) with a conveying portion (FF) and a transfer portion (FU), wherein the conveying section (F) in the conveying portion (FF) following a linear path and in the transfer portion (FU) following a transversely curved path superimposed on the linear path, wherein the helical conveyor (11, 11?) ends in the transfer portion (FU) in an eccentrically arranged guide tongue (111), which has a tapering cross-section as compared to the cross-section of the helical conveyor (11, 11?) in the conveying portion.

US Pat. No. 10,112,782

MOTOR DRIVEN ROLLER SUPPORT

Dematic Corp., Grand Rap...

20. A motor driven roller support assembly comprising:a motorized roller, said motorized roller having a cylindrical outer surface with said motorized roller including an internal motor configured to provide driving rotation whereby said outer surface rotates;
a support frame, said motorized roller being mounted to said support frame; and
a roller support, said roller support including a support wheel;
wherein said support wheel engages said outer surface of said motorized roller.

US Pat. No. 10,112,781

CONTAINER AUTOROTATION DEVICE AND CONTAINER AUTOROTATION METHOD

LEADWAY (HK) LIMITED, Ho...

1. A container autorotation device, comprising a conveying rack, at least one container base and a driving component, wherein the conveying rack is used for conveying a plurality of containers; the container base is connected with the conveying rack; the driving component is used for driving the container base to autorotate; the container base comprises a container clamping end and a driving end, and whereinthe driving component comprises a motor and a clamping part driven by the motor; a slot matched with the driving end is formed in the clamping part; when the driving end moves into the slot and stays, the driving end is driven by the clamping part to rotate.

US Pat. No. 10,112,777

TRANSPORT SYSTEM POWERED BY SHORT BLOCK LINEAR SYNCHRONOUS MOTORS

MagneMotion, Inc., Deven...

1. A transport system, comprisingA. a guideway including a plurality of coreless propulsion coils disposed along a region in which one or more vehicles are to be propelled,
B. one or more vehicles disposed on the guideway, each containing a magnetic flux source,
C. electronic power and control circuitry that excites the propulsion coils independently so as to propel the one or more vehicles along the guideway.

US Pat. No. 10,112,776

DEVICE FOR DISTRIBUTING PRODUCTS IN ROLL

TISSUE MACHINERY COMPANY ...

1. A device for distributing products to feed lines, comprising at least:a plurality of outfeed channels each configured for feeding a succession of products along a first feed direction; the plurality of outfeed channels being located at a first level;
a plurality of infeed channels, configured to receive single or lines of products and feed the products, along a second feed direction; the plurality of infeed channels being positioned at a second level,
a plurality of pairs of carriages defining respective housing pockets;
a track configured in the form of a closed, ring-shaped path to define a lower operating section and an upper operating section and on which move the plurality of pairs of carriages along a direction transverse to the first and second feed directions; the track being interposed between the plurality of outfeed channels and the plurality of infeed channels in such a way as to position at least along a lower operating section, and in predetermined sequences, a first number of pairs of carriages which can be faced towards corresponding outfeed channels for picking up at least one corresponding product and, at least along an upper operating section, a second number of pairs of carriages which can be faced towards the plurality of infeed channels for releasing at least one corresponding product.

US Pat. No. 10,112,775

CONVEYOR SYSTEM, OPERATING SYSTEM USING CONVEYOR SYSTEM, AND METHOD

Baker Hughes, a GE Compan...

1. An operating system comprising:a material receiving member including a blender;
a high pressure fracturing pump configured to receive hydraulic fracturing fluid from the blender; and
a conveyor system including:
a head portion;
a tail portion;
a looped belt having a conveying portion and a retreating portion movable through the conveyor system, each of the conveying portion and the retreating portion having an interior surface and an exterior surface, the exterior surface of the conveying portion configured to convey materials;
a conveying portion cover extending from the tail portion to the head portion of the conveyor system, the conveying portion of the belt disposed within the conveying portion cover, the retreating portion of the belt disposed exteriorly of the conveying portion cover from the head portion to the tail portion, the conveying portion cover having a convex sliding surface from the tail portion to the head portion and a tubular shape from the tail portion to the head portion; and
a discharge portion;
wherein the interior surface of the conveying portion of the belt is slidable along the sliding surface of the conveying portion cover from the tail portion to the head portion of the conveyor system, at least a substantial portion of the interior surface of the conveying portion of the belt contacting the sliding surface of the conveying portion cover, the conveying portion of the belt being nested within the conveying portion cover, and the conveyor system is telescopic; and material carried by the conveying portion of the belt is deposited into the material receiving member.

US Pat. No. 10,112,773

SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR ARCHIVING AND RETRIEVING SPECIMENS

University of Kansas, La...

1. A system for archiving and retrieving specimens, comprising:an archival structure including an input location and an output location, wherein the input location is the same as the output location;
at least one storage module, the at least one storage module including a plurality of receptacles configured for receiving and storing specimens, the receptacles including at least one support element;
at least one specimen movement mechanism, wherein the specimen movement mechanism is configured to move a specimen from the input location to a storage location on one receptacle of the plurality of receptacles, wherein the specimen movement mechanism is a robotic arm;
a receptacle positioning component configured to position the one receptacle of the plurality of receptacles to a location accessible by the specimen movement mechanism; and
a software program, wherein the software program is configured to receive information regarding the storage location of the specimen and store the information on a computer readable storage medium of a computer system.

US Pat. No. 10,112,770

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SUPPORTING A FLOATING ROOF DISPOSED IN A STORAGE TANK

Delta P Technology Intern...

1. A cribbing system, comprising:a first vertical riser;
a second vertical riser;
a first horizontal base span;
a first horizontal cap span;
a first base member having a first vertical base receptacle and a first horizontal base receptacle, wherein the first vertical base receptacle is configured to selectively receive the first vertical riser and the first horizontal base receptacle is configured to selectively receive the first horizontal base span;
a second base member having a second vertical base receptacle and a second horizontal base receptacle, wherein the second vertical base receptacle is configured to selectively receive the second vertical riser and the second horizontal base receptacle is configured to selectively receive the first horizontal base span;
a first cap member having a first vertical cap receptacle and a first horizontal cap receptacle, wherein the first vertical cap receptacle is configured to selectively receive the first vertical riser and the first horizontal cap receptacle is configured to selectively receive the first horizontal cap span;
a second cap member having a second vertical cap receptacle and a second horizontal cap receptacle, wherein the second vertical cap receptacle is configured to selectively receive the second vertical riser and the second horizontal cap receptacle is configured to selectively receive the first horizontal cap span; and
a grounding strap having a first end and a second end, wherein the first end of the grounding strap is coupled to one or more of the first vertical riser, second vertical riser, first horizontal base span, first horizontal cap span, first base member, second base member, first cap member, and second cap member, and wherein the first vertical riser, second vertical riser, first horizontal base span, first horizontal cap span, first base member, second base member, first cap member, and second cap member are electrically conductive.

US Pat. No. 10,112,766

INTELLIGENT INSULATION CUP

1. An intelligent insulation cup, comprising: an intelligent cup cover, an insulation cup body and a wireless charging base (1); wherein the intelligent cup cover is buckled on the insulation cup body and is in wireless transmission connection with the wireless charging base (1);the intelligent cup cover is formed by fixedly connecting a skull headdress (2), a battery accommodating cavity (3) and a display cup cover (4) which are arranged from top to bottom successively, wherein a storage battery is disposed in the battery accommodating cavity (3);
the display cup cover (4) is a bowl-shaped cavity structure, and a time-temperature display dial plate (5) is disposed on an outer wall of a side surface; the time-temperature display dial plate (5) is successively provided with a hour circle (6), a minute circle (7) and a second circle (8) from top to bottom; 1-24 numerical display windows are evenly distributed on the hour circle (6); 1-60 numerical display windows are evenly distributed on the minute circle (7); 60 circular display windows are evenly distributed on the second circle (8); an annular lamp bead circuit board (9) corresponding to the time-temperature display dial plate (5) is disposed on an inner wall of the side surface of the display cup cover (4); the annular lamp bead circuit board (9) is electrically connected with three-color LED lamp beads (10) with luminous colors used to represent liquid temperature; and the three-color LED lamp beads (10) are disposed correspondingly to the display windows;
a bowl-shaped sealing barrier chip (11) and a bottom mouth plug (12) are disposed in the cavity of the display cup cover (4); a plug (13) is disposed on the top end of the bottle mouth plug (12), and a temperature sensor is disposed on the bottom; the bowl-shaped sealing barrier chip (11) is provided with a through hole corresponding to the plug (13); a jack corresponding to the plug (13) is disposed on the top end in the cavity of the display cup cover (4); the plug (13) penetrates through the through hole and is matched with the jack; the bottle mouth plug (12) is fixedly connected with the time-temperature display dial plate (5); the display cup cover (4) is buckled with the insulation cup body through the bottle mouth plug (12); the bottle mouth plug (12) is connected with the insulation cup body through a thread; and the bowl-shaped sealing barrier chip (11) is fixed to the cavity of the display cup cover (4), and the inner cavity of the display cup cover (4) and the bowl-shaped sealing barrier chip (11) form a sealing cavity for sealing the annular lamp bead circuit board (9);
a control mainboard (17) is disposed in the sealing cavity; a wireless receiving unit, a timing unit, a temperature measurement unit, a contact sensing unit and an analysis processing unit are disposed on the control mainboard (17); and the control mainboard (17) is electrically connected with the storage battery, the lamp bead circuit board (9) and the temperature sensor respectively;
the insulation cup body comprises a bottle body (18) and a bottle bottom (19); the bottle bottom (19) is fixedly connected to the bottom end of the bottle body (18); the bottle body (18) is composed of a touch-sensitive outer layer, an insulation layer and a liner successively from outside to inside; a snakelike anti-skid substance (20) is inlaid to the touch-sensitive outer layer; the touch-sensitive outer layer is electrically connected with the control mainboard (17); and a stereographic pentagram mark (21) is inlaid to the center of the cup bottom (19);
the wireless charging base (1) comprises a wireless transmission apparatus and a time adjustment apparatus (22); and the wireless transmission apparatus and the time adjustment apparatus (22) are electrically connected.

US Pat. No. 10,112,765

CASE HAVING A SHOCK ABSORBING STRUCTURE FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICES

SPIGEN KOREA CO., LTD., ...

1. A case having a shock absorbing structure for an electronic device, comprising:a bottom wall to cover a bottom portion of the electronic device;
four side walls extending perpendicularly from the bottom wall to cover four side portions of the electronic device wherein two adjacent walls form a rounded corner; and
a shock absorbing recess formed longitudinally within an inner curved portion of the rounded corner in a direction substantially perpendicular to the bottom wall, wherein the shock absorbing recess does not make two outer-facing surfaces of the adjacent side walls being outwardly bulged,wherein the shock absorbing recess comprises a recess opening which is substantially symmetrical with respect to a middle vertical line of the rounded corner,wherein the case is made of a soft material.

US Pat. No. 10,112,764

POUCH WITH INCORPORATED LOSS OF INTEGRITY INDICATOR, METHOD FOR MAKING SUCH A BAG, AND METHOD FOR USING SAME

SARTORIUS STEDIM FMT SAS,...

1. A method for producing a pouch with an incorporated and active loss of integrity indicator, the pouch including:a first flexible, closed, inner casing made of at least one non-porous plastic material with a high-capacity gas barrier, delimiting a first space, forming a first space pouch configured to accommodate a fluid biopharmaceutical product or device, the inner casing including
first introduction means for introducing the biopharmaceutical product or device into the first space pouch, and
first evacuation means for subsequently evacuating the biopharmaceutical product or device from the first space pouch, the first introduction means and the first evacuation means being in an inactive closed state;
a second, closed, outer casing made of at least one non-porous plastic material with a high-capacity gas barrier, delimiting a second space in which the first space pouch is located for detection of a loss of integrity of the first space pouch including
second introduction means for preliminarily introducing the first space pouch into the second space, and
second evacuation means for evacuating the first space pouch from the second space, the second introduction means and the second evacuation means being in the inactive closed state;
a spacer means interposed between the first space pouch and the second casing, an inner surface of the second casing being configured to not conceal a zone of loss of integrity of an outer surface of the first space pouch, the spacer means being or including porous material;
at least one tracer gas that is located respectively in one of the first space or in the second space, the second space being outside of the first space pouch, having a higher partial pressure than a pressure in the other of the first space and the second space; and
an incorporated loss of integrity indicator including at least one colorimetric detector that detects the at least one tracer gas, the at least one colorimetric detector being responsive to a concentration of the tracer gas in an environment in which the detector is located, by switching from a first color to a second color that is different from the first color, the at least one colorimetric detector being located in one or more of the second space outside of the first space pouch and in the first space,
the colorimetric detector being configured to visually indicate one of the first color, signifying that the first space pouch has kept its integrity, and the second color, signifying that the first space pouch has lost its integrity, after the pouch with the incorporated loss of integrity indicator is manufactured and at least before the time when the first space pouch is evacuated, extracted, or removed from the second casing and the biopharmaceutical product or device is introduced into the first space pouch, and
the colorimetric detector being configured to detect the at least one tracer gas when the first space pouch is devoid of the biopharmaceutical product or device and when the second, closed, outer casing is maintained in a closed state, the method comprising:
providing the first flexible casing made of the at least one non-porous plastic material with the high-capacity gas barrier, delimiting the first space, forming the first space pouch that can accommodate the biopharmaceutical product or device, the first flexible casing including the first introduction means and the first evacuation means;
providing the second casing made of the at least one non-porous plastic material with the high-capacity gas barrier, the second casing including the second introduction means and the second evacuation means,
providing the spacer means;
providing the at least one selected tracer gas;
providing the at least one colorimetric detector of the at least one tracer gas that is responsive to the concentration of the at least one tracer gas in the environment in which the colorimetric detector is located, by switching from the first color to the second color that is different from the first color;
introducing the first space pouch into the second casing;
interposing the spacer means between the first space pouch and the second casing in such a way that the inner surface of the second casing does not conceal the zone of possible loss of integrity of the outer surface of the inner space pouch; and
introducing the at least one selected tracer gas into the one of the first space and the second space outside of the inner space pouch, with the higher partial pressure than a pressure in the other of the first space and the second space outside of the inner space pouch, the at least one colorimetric detector of the at least one tracer gas being placed in one of the first space and the second space outside of the inner space pouch; and
closing the inner space pouch and the second casing.

US Pat. No. 10,112,762

FLAT SEAL CONTAINER

Philip Morris Products S....

1. A container of smoking articles comprising:a bundle of smoking articles having a plurality of faces wrapped in a wrapper of flexible sheet material, free edge margins of the generally inside surface of the wrapper being adhered together over a first face of the bundle to form a fin seal that is joined to the rest of the wrapper along a fold line; and
an outer housing around the wrapped bundle,
in which the fin seal is folded around an edge of the bundle that is parallel to the fold line, and the fin seal is adhered to the wrapper over a second face of the bundle.

US Pat. No. 10,112,761

PACKAGE HAVING INTEGRAL TAB WITH FINGER HOLE OPENING FEATURE

Hollister Incorporated, ...

1. A package, comprising a sheet material having first and second side panels and upper and lower panels, the sheet material being wrapped into a three-dimensional configuration wherein the first and second side panels are placed in confronting relation to define a fin having a longitudinal free edge and opposed end free edges, at least a portion of the side panels parallel to the longitudinal free edge of the fin being adhered to one another to define a fin seal extending between the longitudinal free edge and a terminal line parallel to the longitudinal free edge, portions of the upper and lower panels being placed in confronting relation and said portions of the upper and lower panels being adhered to one another to define first and second end seals, and a starter line formed in the fin at a location intermediate the end free edges extending from the longitudinal free edge of the fin toward the upper panels wherein the starter line directs tearing of the package parallel to the longitudinal free edge.

US Pat. No. 10,112,759

SINGLE DOSE MATERIAL AND APPLICATOR PACKAGE

Centrix, Inc., Shelton, ...

3. A single dose material and applicator package for dispensing a dental material comprising:a plastic tray;
an applicator well having a longitudinal length with a first end and a second end and a bottom formed in said plastic tray, said applicator well having a first lateral dimension over a majority of the longitudinal length;
a material well formed in said plastic tray adjacent the first end;
a ramp formed in said material well;
a finger depression formed in the bottom of said applicator well adjacent said material well and extending into said applicator well;
a front applicator channel formed in said finger depression;
an applicator support depression formed in the bottom of said applicator well adjacent the second end of said applicator well and extending into said applicator well;
a rear applicator channel formed in said applicator support depression;
a wider portion of said applicator well formed adjacent an end of said applicator well, said wider portion having a second lateral dimension greater than the first lateral dimension of the majority of the longitudinal length of said applicator well, whereby a finger of a user is capable of passing through said wider portion;
an applicator having an applicator handle and an applicator brush placed within the applicator well and positioned on top of said finger depression and said applicator support depression and held in a central position by said front applicator channel and said rear applicator channel;
a dental material placed within said material well;
a flange formed in a top surface of said tray forming a plane; and
a cover removably affixed to said flange,
whereby said cover seals the applicator and the material within the tray and upon removing said cover said applicator is capable of being pivoted on said applicator support depression upward by a user by placing a finger through said wider portion of said applicator well and pushing downward on a distal end of the applicator handle forcing the applicator brush away from said applicator well.

US Pat. No. 10,112,758

PRODUCT PACKAGING CONTAINING A SOLID PRODUCT BLOCK

Ecolab USA Inc., Saint P...

1. A product packaging containing a solid product block for a dispenser system, comprising:a solid product block having a top, sides, and a bottom;
a handling means attached to the top of the solid product block and including a protective plate having an outside shape corresponding to the shape of the top of the solid product block; and
a wrapping means enclosing the solid product block and arranged between the top of the solid product block and the protective plate.

US Pat. No. 10,112,757

INSULATION PACKAGING SYSTEM

Johns Manville, Denver, ...

1. An insulation packaging system, comprising:a plurality of insulation packages comprising first ends and second ends, wherein the plurality of packages define an axis;
a first film configured to wrap around the axis to compress and couple the plurality of insulation packages together; and
a second film configured to wrap around the first and second ends of the plurality of insulation packages, wherein the second film comprises a stretch film, the stretch film including a longitudinal length and a lateral width that is perpendicular to the longitudinal length, wherein the second film is configured to wrap around the first and second ends of the plurality of insulation packages along the longitudinal length, and wherein the lateral width is sufficient such that wrapping the second film around the first and second ends of the plurality of insulation packages a single time entirely covers the first and second ends of the plurality of insulation packages;
wherein the first and second films are different films.

US Pat. No. 10,112,756

INSULATED CONTAINER

Menzel Diversified Enterp...

1. An insulated container comprising:an insulation layer, formed from a post-industrial, pre-consumer cotton waste, comprising a pair of insulation pads wherein each one of the pads has a top surface, a bottom surface, and four edge surfaces, wherein the top surface and the bottom surface comprise contact surfaces;
a rigid container surrounding the insulation layer; and
a natural fiber lamination layer, comprising only a single layer, applied to the contact surfaces of the top surface and/or the bottom surface of the insulation pads but not to any of the edge surfaces of the insulation pads;
wherein the cotton waste includes cotton waste generated from one or more of cotton processing, cotton manufacturing, and/or cotton converting; and
wherein the insulation layer is biodegradable in an anaerobic environment.

US Pat. No. 10,112,754

BOTTLE INCLUDING A SAFETY CORKING

Pernod Ricard, Paris (FR...

1. A bottle containing a beverage, such as an alcoholic beverage, said bottle comprising:a body having a neck on an upper end, the neck of the bottle ending with a mouth for receiving a plug; and
a safety corking comprising:
a security label having a first part adhered to the plug and a second part adhered on the neck of the bottle; and
a cover covering at least partially the plug and at least one part of the neck of the bottle, said cover further covering at least one part of the security label;
wherein the security label further includes:
a lower portion projecting from a lower edge of the cover and bearing a first readable code representing a unique identifier of the bottle; and
an upper portion covered by the cover, the upper portion being adhered to the plug and bearing a second readable code representing a unique identifier of the plug.

US Pat. No. 10,112,749

CLOSURE ASSEMBLY FOR A CONTAINER

Conopco, Inc., Englewood...

1. A closure assembly for a container to be mounted on a container body comprising(a) a container head;
(b) a disc shaped cap; and
(c) a closure strip juxtaposed between said container head and said disc shaped cap;
the container head having upwardly extending walls and a top surface comprising a curved depressed portion comprising an outlet port in fluid communication with said container body; said top surface provided with a pair of parallel tracks and a pair of parallel recesses;
the disc shaped cap provided at its bottom surface with two pairs of parallel railings and a centrally aligned monorail; the first pair of parallel railings slidably engagable with said pair of parallel tracks; the second pair of parallel railings provided with rectangular cutouts; and the centrally aligned monorail is configured to have an arcuate profile;
the closure strip comprising on its upper surface with a longitudinal recess slidably engagable with said arcuate monorail; the closure strip comprising on its lower surface a distal section with a pair of legs slidably engagable with said pair of parallel recesses and at the proximal section with a plug capable of closing the outlet port; the closure strip provided on its side edges with a pair of ears capable of sliding from one end of said rectangular cutouts to the other;
such that when the disc shaped cap is slid over the top surface of the container head from an open position, the arcuate profile of the monorail causes the closure strip to horizontally slide as well as vertically pivot downward to position the plug to close the outlet port and is capable of reversing its path in the opposite direction.

US Pat. No. 10,112,748

ONE-HANDED OPERATION BOTTLE DEVICE

1. A bottle device, comprising:a housing to contain a liquid therein;
an opening in the housing;
a cover rotating between an open position and a closed position over the opening to selectively release the liquid from the housing;
a switch connected to the cover via a switch arm, a connecting arm, and a primary link arm to move the switch arm between a first position and a second position corresponding to the open position and the closed position of the cover; and
a lock mechanism to secure the switch with the cover in the closed position, wherein the lock mechanism further comprises a lock block to apply pressure against the switch;
wherein the connecting arm is pivotally connected on one end to the switch arm, and the connecting arm is pivotally connected on a second end to the primary link arm.

US Pat. No. 10,112,740

TAMPER-EVIDENT MESH MATERIAL AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURE THEREFOR

JX NIPPON ANCI, INC., Ke...

1. A tamper-evident mesh material comprising:a nonwoven mesh fabric, said mesh fabric comprising a plurality of strands, said plurality of strands comprising overlying strands and underlying strands, wherein said overlying strands and said underlying strands comprise a pigmentation, and wherein said overlying strands are bonded to said underlying strands at a plurality of crossover points; and,
a contrast layer, wherein said contrast layer is visually distinct from said pigmentation of said overlying strands and said underlying strands, and wherein said contrast layer is disposed over at least a portion of each said overlying strand and each said underlying strand, and over said plurality of crossover points,
wherein breakage of a bond between at least one of said overlying strands and at least one of said underlying strands at a crossover point of said plurality of crossover points exposes at least one pigmented section of said at least one underlying strand at said crossover point to indicate breakage of said bond.

US Pat. No. 10,112,738

POURER DEVICE

1. A pourer device for a bottle having a neck which defines a bottle opening, the pourer device comprising:a mount portion for detachable attachment to an external surface of a bottle, and
a guide chute mounted to the mount portion and disposed in use to receive liquid flow from the bottle opening, the guide chute shaping liquid flow from the bottle opening into a narrower flow,
wherein the guide chute comprises a pivot mount at a lower surface, said pivot mount being attached to the mount portion.

US Pat. No. 10,112,735

PACKAGE UNBUNDLING SYSTEM

SIEMENS INDUSTRY, INC., ...

1. An automatic unbundling system, comprising:an input unit configured to receive polywrapped bundles each including a plurality of items;
a conveyor system configured to transport the polywrapped bundles;
an automatic unwrapping machine configured to receive each of the bundles from the conveyor system and unwrap each of the bundles, including centering and clamping each bundle, wherein the conveyor system then transports the unwrapped plurality of items away from the automatic unwrapping machine; and
a loose stack accumulator configured to receive, combine, and stack the unwrapped plurality of items from successive bundles.

US Pat. No. 10,112,730

SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR REMOTE MONITORING DRONES AND AERIAL VEHICLES FOR SECURITY AND HEALTH MONITORING PURPOSES

1. A method for remote identifying an aerial vehicle, the method comprising the steps of:receiving a signal of an instantaneous location of the vehicle, with respect to a reference point in three spatial coordinates x, y, z, from a radio frequency radar system, a laser radar system, or a camera based surveillance system;
receiving a signal of an instantaneous rotating speed of one or more propellers of the vehicle from an optical tachometer device directed to the vehicle, a vibration based speed-recognition system, or a camera based speed-recognition system;
receiving a signal that includes one or more propeller characteristics of the vehicle from a camera based recognition system or from a vibration based recognition system;
wherein the one or more propeller characteristics include one or more of a number of propellers for the vehicle, a number of blades for each propeller, a propeller's diameter, a propeller's material, a propeller's pitch, a propellers shape, a propeller's design factor, the vehicle's size, the vehicle's type, a surface area of control surfaces of the vehicle, and a propeller's efficiency;
recording, via a processor, successive samples of a pre-determined duration of the instantaneous location and the instantaneous rotating speed and at least one of the one or more propeller characteristics in a digital memory;
solving, via the processor, a dynamic equation of motion model of the vehicle using the recorded successive samples of the following measurements: the instantaneous location of the vehicle, the instantaneous rotating speed of propellers of the vehicle, and at least one of the one or more propeller characteristics of the vehicle;
wherein the dynamic equation of motion model is solved, via the processor, by a least squares or Bayesian method in order to estimate dynamic model parameters;
wherein the dynamic model parameters include a vehicle mass and a speed-thrust characteristic curve of at least one propeller;
matching, via the processor, the vehicle mass and the speed-thrust characteristic curve of at least one propeller to a pre-stored database of different vehicle manufacturers models to identify a vehicle model; and
matching, via the processor, the vehicle model and the speed-thrust characteristic curve of at least one propeller, to a pre-stored database of deteriorated levels of the vehicle to identify a degradation level of the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,112,728

DRONE CHARGING STATIONS

1. A charging system, comprising;a drone having electrically-powered motors;
a passenger pod carried beneath the drone and detachable from the drone, the passenger pod having a rechargeable battery enabled to power the electrically-powered motors of the drone;
a base structure connected to a power grid;
a row of substantially planar wireless charging pads supported by the base structure; and
a computerized controller enabled to communicate with the drone and to initiate, control and stop charging power;
wherein, as the drone carrying the passenger pod approaches the row of substantially planar charging pads, the computerized controller directs the moving drone into a path bringing a charging receiver pad of the passenger pod carried by the drone, and connected to the battery of the passenger pod, into proximity with the row of substantially planar charging pads, and directs the drone to move the carried passenger pod along the row of charging pads, keeping the charging receiver pad of the passenger pod in proximity to the row of charging pads, managing speed and direction of the moving drone along the path, as charging of the battery of the passenger pod is accomplished.

US Pat. No. 10,112,727

ACTUATOR MONITORING SYSTEM USING INERTIAL SENSORS

Kitty Hawk Corporation, ...

1. A system, comprising:an interface configured to receive sensor data from an inertial measurement unit on a vehicle, wherein the vehicle includes a first rotor and a second rotor, both of which rotate about a vertical axis of rotation; and
a processor configured to:
determine an observed attitude and an observed rate of change in attitude of the vehicle based on the sensor data;
obtain a set of models of vehicle failure modes, wherein the set of models include: (1) a first model associated with a failure of the first rotor and (2) a second model associated with a failure of the second rotor;
determine a first expected attitude and a first expected rate of change in attitude of the vehicle based at least in part on the first model associated with a failure of the first rotor;
determine a second expected attitude and a second expected rate of change in attitude of the vehicle based at least in part on the second model associated with a failure of the second rotor;
identify a set of one or more malfunctioning rotors based on the observed attitude, the observed rate of change in attitude, the first expected attitude, the first expected rate of change in attitude, the second expected attitude, and the second expected rate of change in attitude; and
perform a responsive action based on the set of one or more malfunctioning rotors.

US Pat. No. 10,112,720

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR A HOMOGENEOUS THERMOPLASTIC LEG SUPPORT

Reliant Worldwide Plastic...

1. A leg support comprising:a thermoplastic composite leg support element;
at least one reinforcing element disposed on the thermoplastic composite leg support element, the at least one reinforcing element being chemically compatible with the thermoplastic composite leg support element; and wherein a homogeneous chemical bond is formed between the thermoplastic composite leg support element and the at least one reinforcing element, wherein the thermoplastic composite leg support element comprises an integral thermoplastic positioning system;
a plurality of apertures formed through the thermoplastic composite leg support element, wherein at least one of said at least one reinforcing elements penetrate the plurality of apertures; and
wherein said thermoplastic composite leg support element comprises a thermoplastic, and wherein said at least one reinforcing element comprise a thermoplastic, and wherein the thermoplastic for the thermoplastic composite leg support is the same as the thermoplastic for said at least one reinforcing element.

US Pat. No. 10,112,718

ENERGY UNIT, CABIN MOVEMENT AND VEHICLE, AS WELL AS A METHOD FOR SUPPLYING THE CABIN OF A VEHICLE WITH A PROCESS MATERIAL

DIEHL AEROSPACE GMBH, Ub...

1. An energy unit for producing an operating material on board a vehicle, comprising a fuel cell unit with at least one fuel cell and a mobile storage unit, which is formed separately from the fuel cell unit, with a store for storing at least one energy source necessary for operation of the fuel cell unit, wherein the mobile storage unit and the fuel cell unit can be coupled with one another, and wherein, in the state coupled to one another, at least a first terminal of the mobile storage unit is connected to a corresponding second terminal of the fuel cell unit in such a way that at least the at least one energy source can be supplied from the store to the fuel cell, at least one further terminal of the mobile storage unit and of the fuel cell unit are interconnected in such a way that electrical energy, thermal energy, electronic data and/or fuel cell waste gases can be exchanged between the mobile storage unit and fuel cell unit, the fuel cell unit further comprising a dolly, in which at least one fuel cell is received, wherein the second terminal and, where applicable, the further terminal is/are mounted on the dolly.

US Pat. No. 10,112,716

METHOD, SYSTEM, AND EXECUTABLE PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR CONTROLLING LIGHTING

BOMBARDIER INC., Dorval ...

1. A lighting control system, the system comprising:a passenger sensor adapted to sense a presence of a passenger in a seat and generate a first signal representative of the presence of the passenger in the seat;
a hand sensor adapted to sense at least one of a position of at least one hand of the passenger in the seat, a configuration of the at least one hand of the passenger in the seat and a direction of movement of the at least one hand of the passenger in the seat and generate a second signal representative of the at least one of the position of the at least one hand of the passenger in the seat, the configuration of the at least one hand of the passenger in the seat and the direction of movement of the at least one hand of the passenger in the seat;
a first light source located in a forward location with respect to the seat, the first light source generating a first light column;
a second light source located in rearward location with respect to the seat, the second light source being disposed rearward of and spaced from the first light source, the second light source generating a second light column; and
a controller operatively connected to the passenger sensor and the hand sensor to receive the first signal and the second signal therefrom and generate a control signal, based on the first signal and the second signal, to be received by the first light source and the second light source, where the control signal controls at least one parameter associated with an intensity, a color, a projected pattern, projected pattern location, or a width formed by a combination of the first and second light columns.

US Pat. No. 10,112,711

AIRCRAFT DEPLOYMENT AND RETRIEVAL OF UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. An Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV) deployment and retrieval system comprising:an aircraft having
a grappling device, and
a carousel adapted to receive and store a plurality of UAVs and positionable for deployment of a selected UAV,
each UAV in said plurality of UAVs having
a hooking device adapted for engagement by the grappling device;
a mission controller receiving a mission requirement and selecting a respective one of said plurality of UAVs;
a carousel controller responsive to the mission controller for aligning the respective one UAV for deployment; and,
a grappling device controller responsive to the mission controller for retrieving a UAV with the grappling device.

US Pat. No. 10,112,708

WEIGHT EFFICIENT SERVO ATTACHMENT SCHEME FOR RIGID COAXIAL ROTOR CONTROL SYSTEM

SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORA...

1. A rotary wing aircraft comprising:an airframe;
a main rotor system configured to rotate about a first axis of rotation;
a first stationary swashplate operably coupled to at least one first blade of the main rotor system; and
a mounting assembly for connecting the main rotor system to the airframe and holding a first servo which moves the first stationary swashplate, the mounting assembly comprising:
a leg having a first end attachable to the main rotor system and a second end attachable to the airframe, the leg being generally bent such that the first end of the leg is arranged at an angle to the second end of the leg so as to transmit forces between the main rotor system and the airframe; and
a bracket connected to a central portion of the leg, a portion of the bracket extending within an opening formed between the leg and the airframe, the bracket including a notch configured to receive the first servo, wherein when the first servo is positioned within the notch, a free end of the first servo is operably coupled to the first stationary swashplate and the leg reacts forces generated by the first servo into the main rotor system and the airframe; and
wherein operation of the first servo adjusts a pitch of the at least one first blade via the first stationary swashplate.

US Pat. No. 10,112,707

REMOTELY CONTROLLED CO-AXIAL ROTORCRAFT FOR HEAVY-LIFT AERIAL-CRANE OPERATIONS

1. A helicopter comprising:a lift module having a propulsion system comprising two coaxial, counter-rotating rotors and at least one engine, each rotor having a plurality of blades, each blade being of the same length, the rotors being driven in rotation about a mast axis by the engine, the rotors generating a total thrust along a thrust vector;
a support module for supporting the helicopter when landed, the support module having at least three support members assembled in a radial array about the mast axis, in that the longitudinal axis of each support member intersects the mast axis;
a payload support system adapted to couple an external payload directly to the lift module;
wherein loads on the support module and associated component weights are significantly reduced, such that a ratio of the total thrust of the rotor to an empty weight of the helicopter is greater than about 3.5 to 1.

US Pat. No. 10,112,705

OFF-BOARD GYROCOPTER TAKE-OFF SYSTEMS AND ASSOCIATED METHODS

1. A method for operating a gyrocopter, comprising:restraining the gyrocopter from vertical and lateral movement via at least one restraint;
releasably coupling a transmission device between the gyrocopter and an off-board power source;
pre-rotating a fixed-pitch lift rotor of the gyrocopter via the power source and the transmission while the transmission, power source and restraint are fixed to a portable base;
releasing the transmission from the gyrocopter; and
releasing the gyrocopter for vertical movement to allow the gyrocopter to lift under a force provided by the lift rotor.

US Pat. No. 10,112,704

ELECTRIC BRAKING SYSTEM WITH POWER CONSERVATION AND METHOD OF OPERATING THE SAME

BOMBARDIER INC., Dorval ...

1. A method of operating electric brakes on an aircraft in a low power mode of operation, comprising:determining if the aircraft is in a first configuration in which the aircraft is in flight, wherein the first configuration is defined at least by an airspeed above a first threshold;
if the aircraft is in the first configuration, keeping a brake controller of the electric brakes powered and disengaging power to the electric brakes from all of a plurality of power supplies;
determining if the aircraft is in a second configuration;
if the aircraft is in the second configuration, engaging power to the electric brakes from only one of the power supplies;
determining if the aircraft is in a third configuration; and
if the aircraft is in the third configuration, engaging power to the electric brakes from at least two of the power supplies.

US Pat. No. 10,112,703

DRIVE SYSTEM FOR LANDING GEAR AND DRIVE SYSTEM CONTROL METHOD

AIRBUS OPERATIONS LIMITED...

1. A drive system for an aircraft landing gear comprising:first and second gears for engagement to transfer a drive input to the system between the first and second gears;
an actuator for adjusting a distance between rotational axes of the first and second gears;
a sensor configured to detect at least one parameter indicative of a transmission error through the first and second gears; and
a controller configured to control the actuator to adjust a distance between respective rotational axes of the gears, in response to the detected parameter, when the first and second gears are engaged to minimise the transmission error.

US Pat. No. 10,112,702

HARD-LANDING DETECTION SYSTEM

GOODRICH CORPORATION, Ch...

12. A hard-landing detection system of a landing gear assembly of an aircraft, the hard-landing detection system comprising:a wheel assembly;
a shock strut mechanically coupled to the wheel assembly and to landing gear structure of the landing gear assembly;
a stroke position sensor coupled to the shock strut;
a gas pressure sensor coupled to the shock strut;
a controller having a processor; and
a tangible, non-transitory memory configured to communicate with the processor, the tangible, non-transitory memory having instructions stored thereon that, in response to execution by the processor, cause the hard-landing detection system to perform operations comprising:
measuring, by the processor and via the stroke position sensor, a stroke profile of the shock strut;
measuring, by the processor and via the gas pressure sensor, a gas pressure in a gas chamber of the shock strut;
calculating, by the processor, multiple time dependent functions based on the stroke profile of the shock strut and based on the gas pressure, wherein the stroke profile and the gas pressure are the only time dependent measurements used in this calculating; and
comparing the multiple time dependent functions to respective predetermined thresholds to determine whether the landing event is hard.

US Pat. No. 10,112,701

AIRCRAFT LANDING GEAR DOOR ACTUATION MECHANISM WITH INTEGRATED EMERGENCY ACTUATION ASSEMBLY

1. A retractable aircraft landing gear door actuation mechanism comprising:a landing gear door;
a door support bracket attached to the landing gear door, the support bracket being attached to aircraft structure for pivotal movement about a pivot axis between a closed condition whereby the landing gear door covers an aircraft landing gear when retracted relative to the aircraft structure, and an opened condition whereby the landing gear door is moved laterally and upwardly relative to the aircraft landing gear when extended relative to the aircraft structure; and
a gear door actuation assembly operatively connected to the door support bracket for moving the door support bracket and the gear door supported thereby between the closed and opened conditions thereof, wherein
the gear door actuation assembly includes an over-the-center spring assembly which assists in pivotal movement of the door support bracket and the gear door supported thereby from the closed condition into the opened condition thereof, wherein
the over-the center spring assembly comprises:
(i) first and second linkage arms, wherein the first linkage arm is pivotally connected at a proximal end thereof to the aircraft structure at a first pivot axis and being pivotally connected at a distal end thereof to a proximal end of the second linkage arm at a second pivot axis, and wherein the second linkage arm is pivotally connected at a distal end thereof to the gear door support structure at a third pivot axis;
(ii) an actuator assembly having a proximal end pivotally connected to the aircraft structure at a fourth pivot axis and having a distal end pivotally connected to the first linkage arm at a fifth pivot axis between the first and second pivot axes thereof; and
(iii) a tension spring assembly having a proximal end pivotally connected to the aircraft structure at a sixth pivot axis and a distal end pivotally connected to the first linkage arm at a seventh pivot axis positioned inboard of the fifth pivot axis, wherein
(iv) the tension spring assembly is loaded with a tension force when the gear door support bracket and the gear door supported thereby is in the closed condition thereof, and wherein
(v) actuation of the actuator assembly pivotally drives the first linkage arm about the first pivot axis to cause the second linkage arm to drive the door support bracket and the gear door supported thereby to pivot laterally and outwardly relative to the relative to the aircraft landing gear and into the opened condition thereof; and wherein
(vi) movement of the door support bracket and the gear door supported thereby responsively moves the seventh pivot axis over center of the fifth pivot axis to thereby cause the force of the tension spring assembly to unload and assist in movement of the door support bracket and the gear door supported thereby into the opened condition thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,112,697

AIRCRAFT WITH THRUST VECTORING TAIL

SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORPORA...

1. An aircraft, comprising:an airframe having an upper section and a tail section;
a main rotor assembly operably disposed at the upper section and including a main rotor that is rotatable about a rotational axis defined through the airframe;
one or more tail rotor assemblies operably disposed on the tail section and respectively including one or more articulated propellers with thrust vectoring capability that are each independently rotatable about a respective variable rotational axis; and
not more than one controllable wing extending outwardly from a side of the aircraft.

US Pat. No. 10,112,696

STABILIZER SACRIFICIAL SURFACES

United Technologies Corpo...

1. An aircraft comprising;a fuselage;
a propulsion system mounted within an aft end of the fuselage, the propulsion system comprises a first gas turbine engine having a first core engine disposed along a first core engine axis and a second gas turbine engine including a second core engine disposed along a second core engine axis, the first core engine axis is angled relative to the second core engine axis, wherein a first fan section is driven by the first core engine and a second fan section is driven by the second core engine and both the first fan section and the second fan section are disposed aircraft forward of corresponding one of the first core engine and the second core engine; and
a tail extending from the fuselage, the tail including a horizontal stabilizer supported on a vertical stabilizer, the horizontal stabilizer including at least one sacrificial control surface and primary control surfaces, wherein a burst zone is defined about the propulsion system that encompasses the sacrificial control surface, the sacrificial control surface including a defined frangible connection configured to break the sacrificial control surface away from the tail responsive to a strike from debris, wherein the primary control surfaces maintain aircraft controllability upon the sacrificial control surface breaking away from the tail.

US Pat. No. 10,112,692

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING TRIM POSITION OF PROPULSION DEVICE ON A MARINE VESSEL

Brunswick Corporation, M...

1. A method of controlling trim position of a propulsion device on a marine vessel, the method comprising:receiving a running trim position for the propulsion device;
receiving at least one of a steering input value or a roll angle of the marine vessel;
determining a magnitude of the steering input value or a magnitude of the roll angle of the marine vessel;
determining an adjusted trim position based on the magnitude of the steering input value or the magnitude of the roll angle of the marine vessel; and
operating a trim actuator based on the adjusted trim position to decrease the trim angle of the propulsion device below the running trim position while the marine vessel is turning.

US Pat. No. 10,112,687

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONVERSION OF FLOATING DRILLING PLATFORM TO FLOATING PRODUCTION PLATFORM

TECHNIP FRANCE, Courbevo...

1. A system of conversion of an offshore floating platform for hydrocarbon production, comprising:a drilling offshore floating platform comprising:
a topsides having a drilling moonpool formed therethrough and configured for drilling a well;
at least three columns coupled to the topsides, the columns extending above a water level and below the water level during operations; and
at least two pontoons coupled to the columns, the pontoons having buoyancy and extending at least partially below the water level; and
a riser support module suspended below the drilling moonpool of the topsides and fixedly coupled to the topsides, the module being a non-water tight truss and configured to support at least one riser that extends through the drilling moonpool and the riser support module to convert the drilling offshore floating platform without the riser support module to a production offshore floating platform having the riser support module using the same drilling moonpool,
wherein a structural column of the truss forms a riser pull tube, the riser pull tube configured to allow the at least one riser to pass therethrough.

US Pat. No. 10,112,675

MOBILE BODY

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

1. A mobile body including a vehicle body having a seat section for an operator and freely tiltable in a roll direction with respect to a road surface, front and rear wheels disposed spaced apart from each other in a longitudinal direction of the vehicle body, an actuator capable of causing a moment in the roll direction to act on the vehicle body, and a control device configured to control the actuator, the control device comprising:a center-of-gravity displacement degree index value determining section which determines a center-of-gravity displacement degree index value based on an observed value of a motional state of the mobile body, the center-of-gravity displacement degree index value representing an estimate of a degree of displacement of a center of gravity of the operator seated on the seat section in a lateral direction of the vehicle body from a prescribed reference position with respect to the vehicle body, said displacement of the center of gravity of the operator seated on the seat section in the lateral direction of the vehicle body from the prescribed reference position with respect to the vehicle body corresponding to one of a lean-in state of the operator on the vehicle body and a lean-out state of the operator on the vehicle body; and
a control input determining section which determines a control input for controlling the actuator in accordance with the determined center-of-gravity displacement degree index value to reduce the degree of displacement of the center of gravity of the operator indicated by the determined center-of-gravity displacement degree index value,
wherein
the control device being configured to control the actuator in accordance with the determined control input,
the observed value of the motional state used in the center-of-gravity displacement degree index value determining section includes an observed value of an inclination state quantity representing a state of inclination of the vehicle body,
the center-of-gravity displacement degree index value determining section is configured to determine the center-of-gravity displacement degree index value successively,
the center-of-gravity displacement degree index value determining section includes a function of calculating an estimate of the inclination state quantity through a computation using the determined center-of-gravity displacement degree index value, and
the center-of-gravity displacement degree index value determining section is further configured to update the center-of-gravity displacement degree index value based on a deviation between the calculated value of the inclination state quantity and the observed value of the inclination state quantity,
the computation carried out by the center-of-gravity displacement degree index value determining section is a computation based on a dynamic model which expresses dynamics of the mobile body by dynamics of a mass system which has an inverted pendulum mass point and a contact ground surface mass point, the inverted pendulum mass point moving in a horizontal direction above a contact ground surface with which the mobile body comes into contact, in accordance with a change of an inclination angle in the roll direction of the vehicle body and a change of a steering angle of a steered wheel among the front and rear wheels, the contact ground surface mass point moving horizontally on the contact ground surface with which the mobile body comes into contact, in accordance with the change of the steering angle of the steered wheel and independently of the change of the inclination angle in the roll direction of the vehicle body, and
the computation carried out by the center-of-gravity displacement degree index value determining section is a computation based on a dynamic model which expresses dynamics of the mobile body by dynamics of a system formed of a mass point located at an overall center of gravity of the mobile body and inertia in a direction about an axis in the longitudinal direction of the mobile body.

US Pat. No. 10,112,671

SADDLEBAG SPEAKER ASSEMBLY AND METHOD OF FORMING A SADDLEBAG SPEAKER ASSEMBLY

1. A saddlebag speaker assembly for housing a speaker within a saddlebag, the assembly comprising:a saddlebag lid configured to cooperate with a saddlebag base to form a saddlebag interior space, the saddlebag lid including a saddlebag lid upper portion and a saddlebag lid opening through the saddlebag lid upper portion;
a saddlebag lid opening cover covering the saddlebag lid opening;
a speaker adapter including a speaker adapter first end aligned with a first plane, the speaker adapter first end configured to be coupled to the saddlebag lid at the saddlebag lid opening and having a first opening area, the speaker adapter further including a speaker adapter second end aligned with a second plane and having a second opening area, wherein the second opening area is greater than the first opening area and the second plane forms a speaker angle with the first plane; and
a speaker coupled to the speaker adapter second end and having a speaker face comprising a speaker face area greater than the saddlebag lid opening.

US Pat. No. 10,112,669

VERSATILE BICYCLE LIGHT MOUNTING SYSTEM

1. In combination with a bicycle seat, a rear bicycle light mounting system, comprising:a light assembly including a light housing with a fixture secured at rear of the housing, the fixture comprising a generally horizontal ball arm with a ball formed at each end, the ball arm and the two balls being fixed in position relative to the light housing,
a pair of clamp mounts, each with an adjustable two-legged clamp at one end configured to grip one of said balls, one such clamp secured onto each ball of the fixture so that when tightened the clamp will prevent rotation of the clamp mount about each ball, thus enabling positioning of the clamp mounts and the light housing at desired orientations, each clamp mount having threaded tightening means for tightening the clamp to fix the clamp mount at the desired orientation,
each clamp mount having an opposite end with a second clamp, and the tightening means comprising a machine screw engaged in a threaded bore or nut at a position between the opposed clamps for drawing the two leas toward one another so that both clamps on the clamp mount are tightened with a single operation, and
wherein the light housing holds a rear bicycle light, with said second clamps at said opposite ends of the clamp mounts being clamped onto a pair of spaced apart seat rails at rear underside of the bicycle seat.

US Pat. No. 10,112,664

CLIMBING ROBOT VEHICLE

ZHEJIANG UNIVERSITY, Han...

1. A climbing robot vehicle capable of climbing a wall, comprising:a vehicle; and
a sucking mechanism in connection with the vehicle, the sucking mechanism further comprising a hollow cylinder body and a cover plate connected to the hollow cylinder body via a plurality of first blocks,
wherein the inner wall of the hollow cylinder is provided with tangential nozzles,
wherein a first exhaust duct is formed by a space between the plurality of first blocks,
wherein a second exhaust duct is formed between the hollow cylinder body and the wall, and
wherein each of the first exhaust duct and the second exhaust duct connects the interior of the hollow cylinder body with the outer peripheral environment respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,112,660

VEHICLE SPARE TIRE LIFT ASSEMBLY

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A tire lift assembly comprising:an upper plate;
an intermediate plate;
a bottom plate;
a rod extending through the plates and being removably attached to the bottom plate; and
a pair of handles each including a tab disposed at a lower handle portion and each mounted to the upper plate and intermediate plate for rotation between first and second positions,
wherein the upper plate and bottom plate are spaced from one another to receive a spare tire therebetween and each of the tabs extends from the respective handle to engage the spare tire when the handles are in the second position.

US Pat. No. 10,112,659

UTILITY VEHICLE WITH CARGO BED

KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIK...

1. A utility vehicle comprising:a chassis; and
a cargo bed disposed behind a riding space,
the cargo bed being located above the chassis and having a bottom wall portion on which a cargo is placed, and
an entirety of the bottom wall portion extending so as to be inclined downward toward a rear side in a normal position of the cargo bed where the cargo bed is located on the chassis and the utility vehicle is supported on a horizontal surface.

US Pat. No. 10,112,658

SPOILER APPARATUS FOR RV VEHICLE

HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, S...

1. A spoiler apparatus for an RV vehicle, comprising:a base housing having an opening at the rear thereof and installed at a rear of a vehicle;
a guide fitting installed in the base housing and coupled to a drive unit for transfer of power; and
a spoiler in slidable contact with the guide fitting;
wherein operation of the drive unit causes the spoiler to slidably extend rearward from the base housing along the guide fitting, and wherein continued operation of the drive unit causes the spoiler to tilt.

US Pat. No. 10,112,655

STRUCTURAL REINFORCEMENT FOR VEHICLE UPPER REAR CORNER PANEL

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A vehicle body reinforcement assembly comprising:a pillar member between a rear quarter window opening and liftgate opening;
a roof cross member extending along a liftgate opening upper portion; and
an upper corner member disposed between the pillar member and the cross member and including a bead formation defining an arc portion substantially congruent to a curved liftgate opening corner and having ends each spaced from one of the pillar member and the cross member.

US Pat. No. 10,112,643

ELECTRIC POWER STEERING DEVICE

KYB Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. An electric power steering device for driving an electric motor using an assist command value calculated on the basis of a detection result of a torque sensor for detecting a steering torque input from a steering wheel, comprising:a phase advance correction unit configured to advance a phase of a steering torque signal detected by the torque sensor;
a specific frequency extraction unit configured to extract a component in a specific frequency band out of the steering torque signal detected by the torque sensor;
a gain multiplication unit configured to correct a steering torque signal computed on the basis of an output signal of the phase advance correction unit and an output signal of the specific frequency extraction unit such that the steering torque signal reaches a limit value set by a limiter by multiplying the steering torque signal by a gain; and
an addition unit configured to add an assist correction command value calculated on the basis of an output signal output from the gain multiplication unit to the assist command value.

US Pat. No. 10,112,642

STEERING CONTROL APPARATUS AND STEERING CONTROL METHOD

MANDO CORPORATION, Pyeon...

1. A steering control apparatus comprising: a processor configured to detect an angle of a pinion gear that is positioned in a front wheel, a column torque, and a motor current; the processor configured to estimate a road surface frequency that is generated by a road on which a vehicle travels based on at least one of the angle of the pinion gear, the column torque, or the motor current; the processor configured to estimate a rack force based on at least one of the angle of the pinion gear, the column torque, or the motor current; and a control unit configured to extract road surface information that is contained in the rack force based on the road surface frequency, and configured to control a steering apparatus based on the road surface information and the rack force, wherein the frequency estimating unit estimates the road surface frequency that is transferred to the column torque by using change information of the column torque depending on time.

US Pat. No. 10,112,639

VEHICLE STEERING ARRANGEMENT AND METHOD OF MAKING SAME

STEERING SOLUTIONS IP HOL...

1. A steering arrangement for a vehicle, comprising:a steering wheel; and
at least one human machine interface configured to allow a human to steer the vehicle, the human machine interface being a component separate from the steering wheel, the at least one human machine interface in operable communication with a steer-by-wire system of the vehicle, the steering wheel in operable communication with the steer-by-wire system of the vehicle, the steering wheel and the at least one human machine interface independently rotatable relative to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,112,636

SHOPPING AID

Cart Mama LLC, Warwick, ...

1. A shopping aid adapted to be conveniently attached to and removed from the side of a shopping cart, comprising:a rear panel, fabricated from a sheet of durable and washable fabric, said rear panel having an upper edge comprising a stiffening member fabricated of a length of woven webbing;
an outer panel, fabricated from a sheet of durable and washable fabric;
said outer panel being joined to said rear panel at forward, rearward, and lower peripheral edges, and along one or more lines spaced between said forward and rearward peripheral edges, defining a plurality of pockets between said rear and outer panels; and
forward and rearward straps fixed to forward and rearward upper corners of at least said rear panel, said straps being adapted to be secured to the side of a shopping cart to support said shopping aid thereon.

US Pat. No. 10,112,635

FREIGHT CART

1. A freight cart comprising a carriage (1) as well as a bucket (2) and a handle (3) which are respectively located on front and rear sides of the carriage (1), characterized in that the bucket (2) is pivotally connected to the carriage (1), a double connecting rod assembly (5) for driving the bucket (2) to rotate relative to the carriage (1) is also provided on the carriage (1), the double connecting rod assembly (5) is pivotally connected to the bucket (2) and the carriage (1) respectively and forms a linkage mechanism together with the bucket (2) and the carriage (1), the handle (3) is transmissively connected to the double connecting rod assembly (5), and the handle (3) is operated to make the linkage mechanism drivable to rotate the bucket (2) relative to the carriage (1) and switch the bucket (2) between a storage position and a discharge position,wherein the freight cart further comprises a locking mechanism, the locking mechanism includes a first locking member (61) and a second locking member (62), and
wherein the first locking member (61) is pivotally connected to the carriage (1), and the second locking member (62) is fixed relative to the handle (3).

US Pat. No. 10,112,634

COLLAPSIBLE SHOPPING CART

Angela Davydov, Fresh Me...

1. A collapsible shopping cart comprising:a chassis comprising:
a front axle having a pair of front wheels distally disposed thereon;
a rear axle disposed parallel to the front axle, the rear axle having a pair of rear wheels distally disposed thereon;
a telescopic right side front beam extending rearwardly from the front axle;
a telescopic left side front beam extending rearwardly from the front axle, wherein each of the right side front beam and the left side front beam has an outer end;
a handle disposed on the outer end of each of the right side front beam and the left side front beam;
a telescopic right side rear beam extending forwardly from the rear axle;
a telescopic left side rear beam extending forwardly from the rear axle;
a cargo basket mounted on the chassis and being configured to store one or more items therein, the cargo basket having a substantially rectangular floor panel having a right side and a left side, the floor panel surrounded by a pair of substantially rectangular longitudinal side wall panels, a transverse rear panel, and a transverse front wall panel, the rear panel being hingedly attached to the floor panel at a bottom edge of the rear panel, wherein the hinged attachment of the rear panel to the floor panel is configured to permit the rear panel to swing downwardly into a position at least coplanar with the floor panel, each of the longitudinal side wall panels having an extension portion extending from the floor panel rearwardly beyond the rear panel, the extension portion having a rear end, wherein each of the right side rear beam and the left side rear beam extends from the rear axle to one of a pair of first pivot pins on each of the right side and the left side of the floor panel proximal the front wall panel;
a pair of front support beams, each of the pair of front support beams having a lower end pivotably disposed on the right side front beam and the left side front beam in a position proximal the front axle, and an upper end pivotably disposed on the right side and left side of the floor panel in a position proximal the front wall panel;
a crossbeam connecting the right side rear beam and the left side rear beam together in a position proximal the respective one of the pair of first pivot pins;
a pair of extension members of the floor panel disposed on a lower side of the extension portion of each of the longitudinal side wall panels, each of the pair of extension members having an outward bend extending rearwardly therefrom and a distal end, wherein each of the right side front beam and the left side front beam extends from the front axle to a position proximal the rear end of the extension portion of the respective one of the longitudinal side wall panels;
a pair of maneuvering wheels, one of the pair of maneuvering wheels disposed on the distal end of a respective one of the pair of extension members.

US Pat. No. 10,112,633

RAIL VEHICLE UNIT

Siemens Aktiengesellschaf...

1. A rail vehicle combination, comprising:a plurality of motor train units including a first motor train unit and at least one second motor train unit;
each of said motor train units having a drive mechanism and a brake mechanism;
each said brake mechanism of said motor train units having a plurality of brake units;
a braking effect management system formed in a coupled state of said plurality of motor train units, said management system being connected to said brake mechanisms and being of a higher order than said brake mechanisms, and said braking effect management system being configured for distributing a braking effect to said brake units of said plurality of motor train units;
said braking effect management system including a data interface connected to said brake mechanisms of said motor train units and configured to receive braking parameters from several said brake units of said first and second motor train units, and said braking effect management system being equipped with a distribution algorithm configured for allocating a partial braking effect to each of the several said brake units on a basis of the braking parameters;
wherein said brake units are equipped with an anti-skid device, and the braking parameters of each of said brake units includes an operating state of said anti-skid device;
wherein the distribution algorithm is configured to take a first limit of adhesion between a rail and a wheel into consideration when calculating partial braking effects to be allocated if said anti-skid devices in said motor train units are inactive and, if at least one anti-skid device is active, taking a second limit of adhesion between the rail and the wheel into consideration when calculating the partial braking effects to be allocated, wherein the second limit of adhesion is less than the first limit of adhesion.

US Pat. No. 10,112,631

RAIL VEHICLE

Siemens Aktiengesellschaf...

1. A rail vehicle, comprising:at least one bogie with a bogie frame supported resiliently on sets of wheels;
a superstructure resiliently supported on said at least one bogie and mounted rotatably about a vertical axis, said superstructure having an under frame;
a removal device for removing snow and/or ice, said removal device being arranged between said under frame and said bogie frame;
said removal device having an inclined sliding surface disposed to at least partially cover said bogie frame;
said removal device having an upwardly oriented breaker edge rigidly connected to said bogie frame and facing toward said under frame, said breaker edge causing an accumulation of snow and/or ice on said under frame to be broken up upon being penetrated by said breaker edge when said bogie frame together with said breaker edge move relative to said under frame.

US Pat. No. 10,112,624

CABLE CAR SYSTEM

Innova Patent GmbH, Wolf...

6. A cable car system, comprising:a hauling cable extending between stations of the system and being guided over supporting pulleys and reversing pulleys in the stations;
vehicles to be coupled to said hauling cable along a route between the stations and decoupled from said hauling cable upon entering the stations, whereupon said vehicles are guided through the stations along guide rails to enable passengers to embark and disembark, and said vehicles are once more coupled to said hauling cable on exiting the stations;
a supporting frame disposed on at least one supporting structure in a respective station;
a plurality of control tires mounted on said supporting frame in the stations, said control tires including decelerating tires disposed to decelerate said vehicles upon entering a respective station, conveying tires disposed to move said vehicles through the station, and accelerating tires for accelerating said vehicles towards a speed of said hauling cable before being coupled to said hauling cable;
a pivotally mounted rocker carrying at least one of said supporting pulleys and a drive belt connected between said at least one supporting pulley and at least one of said control tires for driving said control tires by way of said at least one supporting pulley in the respective station, wherein a drive of said control tires is diverted from said hauling cable by way of said at least one supporting pulley and said drive belt;
said pivotally mounted rocker carrying said at least one supporting pulley being mounted on said supporting structure for said supporting frame; and
said at least one supporting structure for said supporting frame consisting of a support column and a cross beam disposed thereon, said cross beam having two ends and said at least one rocker being mounted at one of said two ends of said cross beam.

US Pat. No. 10,112,623

SENSORY STIMULATION SYSTEM FOR AN AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE

Uber Technologies, Inc., ...

1. A sensory stimulation system for an autonomous vehicle (AV), the sensory stimulation system comprising:at least one display unit within an interior of the AV;
one or more processors; and
one or more memory resources storing instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, causes the sensory stimulation system to:
determine a set of maneuvers to be executed by the AV;
based on each respective maneuver of the set, determine a set of visual stimulation outputs to provide a passenger of the AV with visual indications of the respective maneuver; and
prior to the AV executing the respective maneuver, preemptively display the set of visual stimulation outputs on the at least one display unit.

US Pat. No. 10,112,622

METHOD OF OPERATING A VEHICLE ACCORDING TO A REQUEST BY A VEHICLE OCCUPANT

Bayerische Motoren Werke ...

1. A method for operating a vehicle equipped with:at least one main sensor unit whose measurement signal is characteristic of a main driver's request of a vehicle occupant with respect to influencing of a driving behavior of the vehicle, represented by a movement of a hand or a foot of the vehicle occupant,
at least one secondary sensor unit whose measurement signal is characteristic of a secondary driver's request of the vehicle occupant with respect to influencing of the driving behavior of the vehicle, represented other than by the movement of the hand or the foot of the vehicle occupant, and
at least one actuator which influences the driving behavior of the vehicle as a function of an actuation signal,
wherein the method comprises the acts of:
as a function of the main driver's request represented by he measurement signal of the main sensor and as a function of the secondary driver's request represented by the measurement signal of the secondary sensor, determining a resulting driver's request with respect to the influencing of the driving behavior of the vehicle;
in a case of a neutral value of the main driver's request, assigning the secondary driver's request to the resulting driver's request and, otherwise, assigning the main driver's request to the resulting driver's request; and
generating the actuation signal as a function of the resulting driver's request.

US Pat. No. 10,112,621

WEARABLE DEVICE, VEHICLE FOR COMMUNICATING WITH THE WEARABLE DEVICE

HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, S...

1. A wearable device comprising:a communicator configured to perform a communication with a vehicle;
a detector configured to detect a user's biological information; and
a controller configured to perform a power save mode when vehicle speed information is received via the communicator, convert the power save mode into a normal mode when first determination information of drowsy driving is received via the communicator during the power save mode, secondly determine whether current driving is a drowsy driving based on the detected biological information during the normal mode, and when the drowsy driving is determined, allow second determination information of drowsy driving to be transmitted to the vehicle so that the second determining information is output from the vehicle,
wherein the first determination information of drowsy driving is information transmitted from the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,112,614

DRIVE PLANNING DEVICE, TRAVEL ASSISTANCE APPARATUS, AND DRIVE PLANNING METHOD

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., ...

1. A drive planning device comprising:a drive planning processor configured to plan a driving operation plan for a subject vehicle traveling on a route, the drive planning processor configured to:
set one or more candidate stop positions for the subject vehicle to make a stop, using determination results for relationships between the subject vehicle and a plurality of events which the subject vehicle encounters in a time-series manner when traveling on a first route, the one or more candidate stop positions being set for respective events; and
plan a driving operation plan for a scene which the subject vehicle encounters using determination results for relationships between the subject vehicle and the plurality of events which the subject vehicle encounters at the one or more candidate stop positions,
wherein, when another vehicle merges into the first route at a position of the one or more candidate stop positions from a second route having a point of intersection with the first route and a speed of the other vehicle is a specified speed or less, the drive planning processor determines stopping at another candidate stop position that is located at an upstream side adjacent to the position.

US Pat. No. 10,112,606

SCALABLE SENSOR FUSION AND AUTONOMOUS X-BY-WIRE CONTROL

International Business Ma...

1. An autonomous system comprising:a plurality of processing nodes distributed and coupled to one another;
a plurality of sensors coupled to the processing nodes; and
a plurality of actuators including at least one power control actuator, at least one brake actuator, and at least one steering actuator, the plurality of actuators configured to directly control the autonomous system driven by and coupled to the plurality of processing nodes for throttle-by-wire, brake-by-wire and steer-by-wire control;
wherein each processing node of the plurality of processing nodes is configured to:
partition and map processing tasks between the plurality of processing nodes;
merge and reduce results of individual processing tasks into an actionable table that specifies objectives comprising control values resulting from sensor fusion processing, the objectives are used to directly control the plurality of actuators for the autonomous system; and
transfer a workload from one or more processing nodes determined to have a fault to one or more active processing nodes, wherein a reconfiguration of processing nodes is achieved within a bounded time.

US Pat. No. 10,112,605

METHOD FOR ENFORCED DISCHARGE OF A HYBRID VEHICLE

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A method for enforced discharge of a hybrid vehicle, the method comprising:determining whether enforced discharge is requested;
speed-controlling a motor connected to an engine so as to transmit power to the engine to reduce speed of the motor to zero revolutions per minute (rpm);
stopping the engine connected to the speed-controlled motor when the enforced discharge is requested; and
performing enforced discharge control for enforced-discharging a voltage of a high-voltage system when the engine is stopped.

US Pat. No. 10,112,602

DRIVING SYSTEM FOR VEHICLE

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

1. A driving system for a vehicle, comprising:a drive source;
a driven portion, which is driven by the drive source to propel the vehicle;
a wet multiple disc connection/disconnection unit, which is provided on a power transmission path between the drive source and the driven portion, and which is configured to put the power transmission path in a disconnected state or in a connected state by being released or applied; and
a connection/disconnection unit controller, which is configured to control a release and an application of the connection/disconnection unit, wherein
the driving system further comprises a time counter, which is configured to obtain a continuous applied time that is an elapsed time from a start of a latest application of the connection/disconnection unit,
the connection/disconnection unit controller releases the connection/disconnection unit when the continuous applied time obtained by the time counter is equal to or greater than a predetermined time,
the driving system further comprises a unidirectional power transmitting unit, which is provided in parallel to the connection/disconnection unit on the power transmission path between the drive source and the driven portion, and which is configured so that the unidirectional power transmitting unit is engaged when a rotational power of a drive source side in one direction is inputted into a driven portion side, is disengaged when a rotational power of the drive source side in the other direction is inputted into the driven portion side, is disengaged when a rotational power of the driven portion side in the one direction is inputted into the drive source side, and is engaged when a rotational power of the driven portion side in the other direction is inputted into the drive source side, and
when the continuous applied time obtained by the time counter is equal to or greater than the predetermined time in a case of the drive source generating the rotational power in the one direction, the connection/disconnection unit controller waits to release the connection/disconnection unit until the rotational power in the one direction becomes substantially zero.

US Pat. No. 10,112,596

HYBRID VEHICLE OPERATING STRATEGY DURING LOSS OF MOTOR CONTROLLABILITY

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A vehicle comprising:an engine and an electric machine coupled to a gearbox; and
a controller programmed to, for a period of time defined by a state of charge of a traction battery being less than a threshold and responsive to a loss of speed feedback of the electric machine, operate the engine and gearbox to cause current to flow from the electric machine to the traction battery through passive operation of a power inverter.

US Pat. No. 10,112,593

POWER ASSIST SYSTEM WITH BALL NUT, BRAKE BOOST ACTUATOR, AND METHOD

STEERING SOLUTIONS IP HOL...

1. A power assist system comprising:a motor having a rotor shaft;
a drive pulley attached to the rotor shaft;
a driven pulley;
a flexible belt configured to connect the drive pulley to the driven pulley; and,
a ball screw assembly including:
a rotatable ball screw rotatable with the driven pulley;
a linearly translated ball nut surrounding the ball screw;
a plunger attached to or integral with the ball nut, the plunger extending along a longitudinal axis of the ball screw and configured for attachment to a driven shaft to axially move the driven shaft; and,
an anti-rotation device arranged to prevent rotation of the ball nut.

US Pat. No. 10,112,591

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OPERATING A VEHICLE

ROBERT BOSCH GMBH, Stutt...

1. An apparatus for operating a vehicle, comprising:a coupling device designed to decouple a speed sensor from a primary energy supply of a primary control of a primary brake-control system, and to couple the speed sensor to a secondary energy supply; and
a control device designed to control the coupling device as a function of an error signal of the primary control so that in response to an error of the primary control, the speed sensor is able to be decoupled from the primary energy supply and coupled to the secondary energy supply.

US Pat. No. 10,112,587

ELECTRONIC BRAKING SYSTEM

HYSTER-YALE GROUP, INC., ...

1. A vehicle braking system, comprising:a service brake pedal;
a sensing device configured to monitor a position of the service brake pedal;
a processing device configured to control an amount of braking force provided by the vehicle braking system as a function of the position of the service brake pedal;
a return spring operatively coupled to the service brake pedal and configured to provide a substantially linear pedal effort feedback during an initial range of motion of the service brake pedal;
a damping device that operates in compression as the service brake pedal is depressed, wherein the damping device is configured to provide a substantially non-linear pedal effort feedback during a subsequent range of motion of the service brake pedal; and
a sensor arm operatively coupled to the service brake pedal and configured to be displaced during both the initial range of motion of the service brake pedal and the subsequent range of motion of the service brake pedal, and wherein the sensing device is configured to monitor the position of the service brake pedal based on the displacement of the sensor arm.

US Pat. No. 10,112,586

BRAKE PEDAL INTERFACING WITH HYDROSTATIC DRIVE

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A system for stopping an agricultural vehicle, comprising;a first user interface operable to provide a first command signal corresponding to a desired travelling speed of the agricultural vehicle;
a second user interface operable to generate a second command signal corresponding to a desired braking of the agricultural vehicle; and
a controller configured to receive each of the first and the second command signals and to generate a third command signal to a hydrostatic drive unit for the agricultural vehicle as a function of the first and second command signals;wherein:the controller generates an interlock disabling the hydrostatic rive unit when the first command signal indicates the first user interface is not a neutral position and the second command signal exceeds a predefined threshold; and
the controller releases the interlock when the first command signal indicates the first user interface is at the neutral position.

US Pat. No. 10,112,585

VEHICLE CLEANLINESS DETECTION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES,...

1. A method comprising:positioning a vehicle proximate an image capture station;
receiving a plurality of images from the image capture station, wherein the plurality of images include different views of the vehicle's exterior surfaces;
analyzing, by a vehicle cleanliness detection system, the plurality of images to determine a cleanliness of the vehicle's exterior surfaces; and
determining, based on analyzing the cleanliness of the vehicle's exterior surfaces, whether the vehicle exterior needs to be cleaned.

US Pat. No. 10,112,584

WIPING DEVICE, IN PARTICULAR WIPING DEVICE FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE PANE

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A wiping device, with a spoiler unit (22a-22p) produced in a co-extrusion process, wherein the spoiler unit (22a-22p) has two separate harder spoiler part elements (34a-34p) separated from one another by an open gap along a wiping direction (88a) and a softer spoiler part element (32a-32p) coupled to each of the two harder spoiler part elements (34a-34p), and wherein each of the harder spoiler part elements (34a-34p) conceals a respective portion of the softer spoiler part element (32a-32p) along the wiping direction (88a-88p), so that the harder spoiler part elements (34a-34p) protect the softer spoiler part element from damage on opposite sides of the softer spoiler part element along the wiping direction (88a-88p), and further comprising a separate holding element (12a-12p) coupled to the spoiler unit (22d-22p), wherein the holding element (12a-12p) includes a longitudinal guide channel (14a) sized to receive a spring element (16a-16p) along a longitudinal direction, wherein the longitudinal guide channel (14a) is spatially offset from the open gap, such that the entire spoiler unit (22a-22p) is spaced above the longitudinal guide channel (14a) along a vertical direction (102a) that is perpendicular to both the longitudinal direction and the wiping direction (88a), wherein the holding element (12a-12p) includes side walls (52a, 54a) and channel walls (36a, 38a) that extend perpendicular to the side walls (52a, 54a), wherein the side walls (52a, 54a) and the channel walls (36a, 38a) define boundaries of the longitudinal guide channel (14a) and are configured to guide the spring element (16a-16p) in the longitudinal guide channel (14a), wherein the holding element (12a-12p) includes two L-shaped fixing elements (18a, 20a) that extend from the channel walls (36a, 38a), wherein the fixing elements include upper portions that extend along the wiping direction, wherein the upper portions include free ends (24a, 26a) that are received in the spoiler unit (22a-22p), wherein the free ends face away from one another, and wherein a distance between the free ends along the wiping direction defines a width of the holding element that is greater than a width of any other portion of the holding element along the wiping direction.

US Pat. No. 10,112,582

WINDSHIELD CLEANING SYSTEM AND METHOD

FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES,...

10. A vehicle assembly comprising:a windshield;
a fluid applicator configured to spray fluid on the windshield;
an image device configured to capture an infrared image of the windshield;
a computer in communication with the fluid applicator and the image device, the computer including a processor and a memory, the memory storing instructions executable by the computer to:
acquire a first infrared image of the windshield;
actuate the fluid applicator to spray the fluid onto the windshield;
acquire a second infrared image of the windshield after actuating the fluid applicator and before causing wipers to wipe the windshield;
generate a third image by subtracting the first infrared image from the second infrared image, the third image indicating a change in temperature of the windshield;
identify a windshield cleaning condition based at least in part on the third image;
and
actuate an output device based on the identified windshield cleaning condition.

US Pat. No. 10,112,581

REMOTE CONTROL SYSTEM FOR A VEHICLE

1. A remote control system for a vehicle, the remote control system comprising:a transponder configured to communicate with a mobile device; and
a controller comprising a processing unit configured to:
detect a condition from the vehicle;
generate a notification in response to the detected condition;
transmit the notification to the mobile device;
receive an authentication signal from the mobile device in response to the notification, the authentication signal being generated by the transponder; and
perform a vehicle function based on the authentication signal.

US Pat. No. 10,112,577

AUTOMATIC SEAT BELT RETRACTOR

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. An automatic seat belt retractor comprising:a belt reel configured to wind a seat belt;
a sensor configured to permanently record a rotational speed of the belt reel, wherein the sensor cooperates with an element speed-coupled to the belt reel for recording the rotational speed;
a brake unit configured to selectively decelerate the seat belt from being unwound in a first direction from the belt reel with a restraining force on the seat belt in a second direction opposite to the first direction; and
a control module configured to control the brake unit such that the restraining force on the seat belt is a function of the rotational speed.

US Pat. No. 10,112,573

ROTATABLY SUPPORTED AIRBAG

FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES,...

1. An assembly comprising:a base having a pinion;
an airbag supported by the base;
a rack configured to engage the pinion; and
a pyrotechnic device configured to move the rack relative to the base and cause the rack to engage the pinion and rotate the base upon actuation of the pyrotechnic device.

US Pat. No. 10,112,572

AIR-BAGS

AUTOLIV DEVELOPMENT AB, ...

1. An air-bag for a motor vehicle comprising:first and second layers of fabric, the first and second layers being superimposed, each of the first and second layers being woven from a plurality of yarns, the first and second layers of fabric being connected to each other at least partially through interweaving of the yarns of the first and second layers with each other;
at least one inflatable region, in which the first and second layers of fabric are substantially not connected to each other, so that gas can be introduced into a space between the first and second layers to inflate the inflatable region; and
at least one non-inflatable region, the non-inflatable region including an area over which, for one of the first and second layers of fabric, there is a first number of crossing points of yarns that form the one of the first and second layers of fabric, and there is a second number of connections between the first and second layers, wherein at each connection a yarn of the one layer of fabric extends across to the other layer and passes over a far side of the a yarn of the other layer, and wherein the second number is no more than 0.0033 times the first number.

US Pat. No. 10,112,565

OCCUPANT PROTECTING DEVICE FOR VEHICLE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. An occupant protecting device for a vehicle, comprising:a pretensioner applying tension to a webbing that is configured to restrain an upper body of a vehicle occupant seated in a vehicle seat;
a motor configured to vibrate a contact portion to which the vehicle occupant contacts;
a single operating section operating the motor in a case in which an instruction to operate the motor is received, and operating the pretensioner in a case in which an instruction to operate the pretensioner is received; and
a control section, in a case in which the contact portion is to be vibrated, outputting an instruction to operate the motor to the operating section, and, in a case in which the pretensioner is to be operated, outputting an instruction to operate the pretensioner to the operating section, wherein:
in a case in which the control section predicts the collision of the own vehicle, and the motor is operating, the control section outputs an instruction to stop the motor to the operating section, and thereafter, the control section outputs the instruction to operate the pretensioner to the operating section, and
the operating section stops the motor in a case in which the instruction to stop the motor is received.

US Pat. No. 10,112,563

TAPERED CRUSH CAN

1. A crush can for a vehicle underbody comprising:a first end and a second end;
one or more flanges extending from the second end, the one or more flanges each having a turn and a flat portion, the flat portion being orthogonal to the first side wall and the second side wall;
a top wall and a bottom wall, the top wall and the bottom wall tapering from the second end towards the first end; and
a first side wall and a second side wall, the top wall, the bottom wall, the first side wall and the second side wall each having a flat surface.

US Pat. No. 10,112,562

DEFORMATION ELEMENT ARRANGEMENT AND MOTOR VEHICLE HAVING A DEFORMATION ELEMENT ARRANGEMENT

Bayerische Motoren Werke ...

1. A deformation element arrangement for a motor vehicle, comprising:a deformation element, and
a vibration-generating device coupled with the deformation element, wherein
the vibration-generating device is arranged and constructed such that, when required, the deformation element is set in vibration so that a deformation behavior and/or a flow behavior of the deformation element is varied in accordance with a requirement condition,
the deformation element comprises an elastic shell filled with a thixotropic material or a rheopectic material.

US Pat. No. 10,112,557

THERMALLY COMPLIANT GROMMET ASSEMBLY

United Technologies Corpo...

1. A grommet assembly, comprising:a first shell;
a second shell spaced from the first shell and including a hole having a centerline;
a kingpin for securing the first shell to the second shell;
a grommet including a tubular portion projecting into the hole and defining a bore along a centerline through the first and second shells; and
a thermal displacement path caused by a temperature difference between the first shell and the second shell, the thermal displacement path extending in a linear direction between the kingpin and the grommet bore centerline,
wherein at least one of the first and second shells are configured for relative movement along the thermal displacement path such that the centerlines of the hole of the second shell and the bore of the grommet move relative to one another along the thermal displacement path,
wherein the grommet includes a truncated flange portion disposed between the first and second shells and projecting outward from the tubular portion, and
wherein the flange portion has truncated first and second segments that are substantially opposite to one-another and extend outward substantially normal to the thermal displacement path, and third and fourth segments that are substantially opposite to one-another, extend along the thermal displacement path, and generally project further outward from the tubular portion than the first and second segments.

US Pat. No. 10,112,556

PROXIMITY SWITCH HAVING WRONG TOUCH ADAPTIVE LEARNING AND METHOD

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A method of activating a capacitive proximity switch assembly comprising: detecting repeated attempts to activate a proximity switch that does not result in activation; adjusting one or more settings based on the detected repeated attempts to provide adaptive learning; detecting an allowed activation of the proximity switch based on the adjusted one or more settings; and performing an action in response to the detected allowed activation.

US Pat. No. 10,112,554

VEHICLE TRIM PANEL RETAINER

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A vehicle trim panel retainer, comprising:a vehicle door inner including a bracket; and
a trim panel including a house having a plurality of sidewalls forming a passage, the bracket extending into the passage and spaced from the sidewalls to provide the trim panel with compliance relative to the door inner during a side impact while assisting in preventing the trim panel from releasing from the door inner during the side impact.

US Pat. No. 10,112,552

VEHICLE VISION SYSTEM WITH CAMERA VIEWING THROUGH WINDSHIELD

MAGNA ELECTRONICS INC., ...

1. A vision system of a vehicle, said vision system comprising:a camera disposed at a windshield of a vehicle viewing through the windshield and exterior of the vehicle;
a light-absorbing hiding layer established at part of the windshield at an area at which said camera is disposed;
wherein said light-absorbing hiding layer has a light-transmitting portion established therethrough and wherein said light-transmitting portion is aligned with a lens and imager of said camera such that said camera views through the windshield via said light-transmitting portion;
wherein said light-transmitting portion comprises a wider central region, a narrower upper region above said wider central region, and a narrower lower region below said wider central region, and wherein said narrower upper region has a width that is narrower than a width of said wider central region, and wherein said narrower lower region has a width that is narrower than the width of said wider central region, and wherein said wider central region of said light-transmitting portion provides a wide angle field of view through the windshield for said camera at a region ahead of the vehicle, and wherein said narrower lower region of said light-transmitting portion reduces the field of view through the windshield for said camera at regions near to and sidewards from the front of the vehicle; and
an image processor operable to process image data captured by said camera for at least one of (i) an object detection function, (ii) a lane marker detection function, (iii) an emergency braking function and (iv) a warning function.

US Pat. No. 10,112,551

QUICK RELEASE STEERING WHEEL KNOB WITH BLUETOOTH AUDIO TRANSDUCER

1. An audio steering wheel knob, comprising:a mounting block configured to attach to a steering wheel hoop;
a housing attachable to the mounting block positioning a housing centerline (CL) of the housing generally perpendicular to the steering wheel hoop, the housing including:
a housing base of the housing residing proximal the mounting block;
at least one audio transducer residing in the housing facing away from the housing base and along the centerline;
a housing top opposite to the housing base, the housing top including openings providing acoustic communication between the audio transducer and a driver through the housing top;
a wireless circuit for receiving wireless signals and providing electrical signals to the at least one audio transducer; and
a battery providing power to the at least one audio transducer and the wireless circuit; and
the housing attachable to and detachable from the mounting block,
wherein the housing rotates about the centerline (CL) freely with respect to the mounting block.

US Pat. No. 10,112,550

HOLDING FIXTURE

1. Holding device for fitting in a motor vehicle including:a base plate configured to be positioned in an area of a vehicle seat, with a front edge in a vehicle axial direction and a rear edge in the vehicle axial direction,
wherein the base plate has two latching devices on the rear edge in the vehicle axial direction, the two latching devices for connecting with a fastening point of a motor vehicle, and
the base plate has, on the front and rear edge in the vehicle axial direction, a corresponding front and rear locating device which is hinged to the base plate and designed so that the base plate may be fixed immovably in the area of the vehicle seat,
wherein the two latching devices are connected to a coupling element in a hinged and lockable manner, and the coupling element is connected in a hinged and lockable manner to the rear edge of the base plate in the vehicle axial direction.

US Pat. No. 10,112,547

ADJUSTABLE ANCHOR ON A LOAD CARRIER FOR A BICYCLE THROUGH-AXLE

Thule Sweden AB, Hillers...

1. An anchor configured to releasably secure an axle that is installed in a wheelless front fork of a bicycle to a load carrier, the anchor comprising:an anchor body comprising an axle receiving space configured to receive the axle therein;
a wedge transitionable between a receiving configuration in which the axle receiving space is expanded for insertably receiving the axle therein and a securing configuration in which the wedge is configured to abuttingly engage with the axle received within the axle receiving space;
a rotatable actuator coupled to the wedge that transitions the wedge between the receiving and securing configurations, and
a rod extending from the rotatable actuator in a direction towards the wedge and configured to move the wedge into engagement with the axle,
wherein the rod linearly translates in a direction substantially parallel to a longitudinal axis of the load carrier, and
wherein the rotatable actuator comprises an adjuster located substantially within the anchor body and coupled to the rod and configured to adjust the position of the wedge.

US Pat. No. 10,112,546

GENERATOR STORAGE SYSTEM

1. A generator storage system comprising:a vehicle having a back side;
a mount being coupled to said back side of said vehicle;
a cage being coupled to said mount, said cage having a front side, an opening and a bottom wall, said bottom wall having a front edge;
a lid being hingedly coupled to said cage such that said lid selectively closes said cage, said lid having a first panel being coupled to a second panel, said first panel forming an angle with respect to said second panel, said second panel having a distal edge with respect to said first panel, said distal edge of said lid being hingedly coupled to said front edge of said bottom wall, said second panel covering said front side of said cage and said first panel covering said opening in said cage when said lid is closed, each of said front side of said cage and said opening in said cage being exposed when said lid is opened; and
a generator being positioned in said cage for transporting said generator.

US Pat. No. 10,112,545

VEHICLE-MOUNTED APPARATUS

1. A method for mounting a vehicle-mounting apparatus on a vehicle comprising:removing a spare tire and associated spare tire mounting apparatus on the rear of the vehicle;
aligning a plurality of mounting holes on a mounting surface of a vehicle-mounting apparatus to spare tire mounting holes on the vehicle;
securing a plurality of connectors through the aligned holes to the rear side of the vehicle such that the vehicle-mounting apparatus is secured to the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,112,544

VEHICLE ARMREST ASSEMBLY

Shanghai Yanfeng Jinqlao ...

1. A component for a vehicle interior comprising:(a) a base comprising (1) a first divider configured to form a main compartment and a first side compartment and (2) a second divider configured to form the main compartment and a second side compartment;
(b) a cover configured to enclose the main compartment;
(c) a first door configured to enclose the first side compartment; and
(d) a second door configured to enclose the second side compartment;
wherein the cover is configured to extend between the first divider and the second divider and move along the first divider and the second divider to uncover the main compartment.

US Pat. No. 10,112,540

FULL DISPLAY REARVIEW DEVICE

GENTEX CORPORATION, Zeel...

1. A display mirror assembly comprising:a mount operably coupled to a vehicle interior, the mount including one of a ball and a socket extending forwardly therefrom;
an engagement plate pivotally coupled with the mount via the other of a ball and a socket extending rearwardly from the engagement plate, the engagement plate including a first support member and a second support member pivotally coupled to the first support member;
a carrier plate operably coupled with the engagement plate, the carrier plate supporting a rear housing on a rear portion thereof;
a glass element operably coupled with the carrier plate;
a display module being configured to be turned to an on state and an off state;
a glare sensor disposed between an optic tray and the carrier plate, the glare sensor being in optical communication with a light pipe that extends outside the rear housing; and
an actuator device disposed on a bottom surface of the rear housing and operably coupled with the glass element, wherein the actuator device is adjustable to tilt the glass element in one direction, thereby moving the glass element to an off-axis position which approximately simultaneously changes the on/off state of the display module, and wherein the actuator device is also adjustable to tilt the glass element in another direction, thereby moving the glass element to an on-axis position which approximately simultaneously changes the on/off state of the display module.

US Pat. No. 10,112,539

IMAGE DISPLAY CONTROL APPARATUS, IMAGE DISPLAY SYSTEM AND DISPLAY UNIT FOR DISPLAYING REAR-VIEW IMAGE BASED ON EYE POINT OF A DRIVER OR ANGLE OF A DISPLAY DEVICE

AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAI...

1. An image display control apparatus comprising:an image generation portion that generates an output image including a first region and a second region, based on at least one of a detection result of an eye point position acquisition portion detecting a position of an eye point of a driver and a detection result of an angle acquisition portion detecting an angle of a display device, the first region including only a vehicle outside image showing a scene outside a vehicle, the second region including a vehicle inside image and the vehicle outside image aligned in position and superimposed with a preset transparency, the vehicle inside image showing a scene inside the vehicle;
a display control portion that controls the display device to display the output image generated by the image generation portion, the display device having a display screen covered by a half mirror; and
a luminance change portion that locally increases a luminance of the first region on the display device or a luminance value of the first region of the output image in a range such that the first region on the half mirror is locally placed in a fully transmissive state, in accordance with an increase in a brightness of a vehicle interior detected by a brightness detection portion, such that the first region locally maintains the fully transmissive state,
wherein the first region corresponds to a region inside a window frame in the vehicle inside image and the second region corresponds to a region other than the first region outside the window frame, and
wherein the second region is placed in a half-transmissive state or a total reflection state.

US Pat. No. 10,112,536

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ASSOCIATING CAMERA SENSORS ON A VEHICLE

1. A camera system on an articulated vehicle, the camera system comprising:an electronic control unit;
a base camera, including a base sensor, on a first portion of the articulated vehicle, the base sensor communicating with the electronic control unit; and
a remote camera, including a remote sensor, on a second portion of the articulated vehicle, the remote sensor communicating with the electronic control unit, the base sensor being initially uncoupled from the remote sensor, the first portion of the articulated vehicle being initially unassociated from the second portion of the articulated vehicle, and the electronic control unit coupling the remote sensor with the base sensor and configured to associate the first portion of the articulated vehicle with the second portion of the articulated vehicle based on comparisons of signals received from the base sensor and the remote sensor representing respective measurements of dynamic longitudinal accelerations of the first portion of the articulated vehicle and the second portion of the articulated vehicle over a time period, the comparisons representing sums of absolute values of differences of the respective dynamic longitudinal accelerations of the first portion and the second portion at predetermined time intervals over the period of time.

US Pat. No. 10,112,534

ENGINE SOUND MANAGEMENT

Bose Corporation, Framin...

1. A method comprising:in a vehicle equipped with a continuously variable transmission (CVT) and a vehicle sound system, determining if sound correction is necessary,
if sound correction is not necessary, then generating a set of harmonic signals based on an actual, measured RPM, the harmonic signals being sine-wave signals proportional to harmonics of the actual RPM, and
if sound correction is necessary, then determining a virtual fixed gear ratio based on a current gear ratio of the continuously variable transmission which varies continuously in time as a function of an actual, measured RPM and vehicle speed;
determining a virtual RPM based on the virtual fixed gear ratio generating a set of harmonic signals based on the virtual RPM, the harmonic signals being sine-wave signals proportional to harmonics of the virtual RPM;
processing the harmonic signals to produce a set of processed harmonic signals; and
in the vehicle sound system, transducing the processed harmonic signals to acoustic energy thereby to produce an engine sound within a passenger cabin of the vehicle, wherein the virtual RPM changes with the vehicle speed even when the actual RPM remains constant.

US Pat. No. 10,112,533

VEHICLE DECORATIVE COMPONENT AND VEHICLE DECORATIVE COMPONENT INSTALLING METHOD

TS Tech Co., Ltd., Saita...

1. A vehicle decorative component installed on an indoor side of a vehicle, the vehicle decorative component comprising:a light emitting region that emits light, wherein the light emitting region comprises:
an irradiation body that irradiates the light toward a front side of the light emitting region;
a transmissive body through which the light emitted from the irradiation body is transmitted at a front position of the irradiation body; and
a decorative layer provided at a front position of the transmissive body in a state where a surface is exposed; andwherein:a decoration style of the exposed surface of the decorative layer is a same style as a decoration style of a surface of a non-light emitting region adjacent to the light emitting region;
the decorative layer is a decorative film attached to the transmissive body;
the decorative film has a transmissive portion through which the light transmitted through the transmissive body is transmitted, a blocking portion by which the light transmitted through the transmissive body is blocked, and a pattern layer which is translucent;
the transmissive portion and the blocking portion are provided in a part of the decorative film that faces the transmissive body; and
the pattern layer is a part exposed on the indoor side of the decorate film and is overlapped on both the transmissive portion and the blocking portion to cover both the transmissive portion and the blocking portion;
the irradiation body has a light source, and a light guiding body including a light emission surface that emits the light from the light source;
the light source and the light guiding body are integrated as a light source unit;
the non-light emitting region is adjacent to the light emitting region;
the transmissive body, the decorative layer, and the non-light emitting region are integrated as a decorative unit;
the light source unit is arranged at a position sandwiched between a base member to which the vehicle decorative component is attached and the decorative unit;
the decorative unit comprises a rib that extends from an opposing surface of the decorative unit to the base member and that has an annular shape;
an inner side of the rib surrounds the light source unit along an outer peripheral edge of the light source unit when the light source unit is assembled to the decorative unit; and
the light guiding body and the transmissive body are disposed separated from each other at a predetermined distance by the rib between the light guiding body and the transmissive body.

US Pat. No. 10,112,532

TELL-TALE LIGHTING DESIGN OPTIMIZATION FOR INSTRUMENT PANEL CLUSTERS

N.S. International, LTD.,...

1. An improved instrument cluster with reduced light leakage, comprising:an outer panel, said outer panel having at least one aperture to accommodate at least one gauge;
an appliqué configured to have an instrument display, said instrument display further including at least one telltale; said telltale providing an indication of a vehicle status condition;
said appliqué overlying an inner panel, said inner panel configured with at least one projection extending substantially perpendicular to said applique;
said projections forming a light chimney between a circuit board and said appliqué, said circuit board equipped with at least one illumination source in a light chimney, said circuit board spaced apart from said inner panel projections, a light blocker positioned in said light chimney and proximal said illumination source, said light blocker projecting normal from each said inner panel projections; said light blocker further reducing light leakage from an adjacent light chimney.

US Pat. No. 10,112,530

SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR DETECTING VEHICLE BRAKING EVENTS USING DATA FROM FUSED SENSORS IN MOBILE DEVICES

Allstate Insurance Compan...

1. A system comprising:one or more processors; and
memory storing computer-readable instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the system to:
collect, by a sensor data collection device of the system, sensor data from sensors associated with a computing device within a vehicle during a first window of time and using a polling frequency, wherein the sensor data comprises information relating to at least a location, a speed, and an acceleration of the vehicle;
process, by a sensor data processing device of the system, the sensor data, wherein processing comprises removing one or more duplicate data points from the sensor data and generating processed sensor data;
determine, by a braking event classification device of the system and based on the sensor data and the processed sensor data, to classify a second window of time as a braking event; and
generate and transmit, by a braking event notification device of the system, a notification relating to the braking event of the vehicle to at least one of: a second computing device within a first predetermined distance of the vehicle or a second vehicle within a second predetermined distance of the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,112,524

SYSTEM FOR SECURING A CAMPER TO A TRUCK BED

1. A camper mounting assembly for mounting a slide-in camper on a truck bed, the camper mounting assembly comprising:at least two mounting rails adapted to be fastened to the truck bed;
at least two C-channels adapted to be secured to the at least two mounting rails, wherein each of the at least two C-channels comprises an open slot formed therein on a top side opposite the truck bed; and
at least one bracket adapted to be secured to a bottom of the slide-in camper, wherein each of the at least one bracket is adapted to be slidingly received within the open slot of one of the at least two C-channels.

US Pat. No. 10,112,523

WEIGHT DISTRIBUTING TRAILER HITCH INSTALLATION AND STORAGE DOLLY

1. An adjustable, portable hitch assembly holder for handling a hitch assembly unit comprising:a wheeled base having a front and a rear;
a vertically adjustable support leg extending upwardly from the front of the base, the vertically adjustable support leg having a bottom and a top;
a hitch ball receiver extending horizontally from the top of the vertically adjustable support leg for receiving the hitch assembly unit;
an adjustable handle extending upwardly from the base and diagonally toward the rear of the base;
and a spring tension adjusting tool for use on the hitch assembly unit, wherein the adjustable handle has a handle bar that also serves as a sheath for holding and storing the spring tension adjusting tool.

US Pat. No. 10,112,518

WORK VEHICLE WITH FOLD-OUT TIPPING EDGE

Wacker Neuson Linz GmbH, ...

9. A skip apparatus for a working vehicle, the skip apparatus comprising:a skip that is pivotable upward about a carrying axle and that has a pouring edge via which pourable material is able to be poured out of the skip; and
an emptying device which is pivotable relative to the skip about a pivot axle during a pivoting movement, the pivot axle being provided on the skip;
wherein
the emptying device has an inlet side and an outlet side;
the inlet side is arranged in a region of the pouring edge such that the pourable material, which is poured out of the skip via the pouring edge, passes into the emptying device via the inlet side; and wherein
the pivoting movement of the emptying device is guided in a defined manner by a guiding device, wherein a carrying device supports the carrying axle and the skip, and wherein the guiding device is coupled to the emptying device and to the carrying device via respective axles or joints.

US Pat. No. 10,112,516

DUAL FUNCTION STOWABLE ARMREST

Ford Global Technologies ...

1. An armrest assembly for a vehicle, comprising:a displaceable armrest element; and
a linkage assembly adapted to releasably retain the displaceable armrest element in a deployed configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,112,514

PIPING FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE COVER

1. A motor vehicle seat cover comprising:a first part;
a second part; and
a piping having a circular cross-sectional portion, wherein a first section of the piping is assembled to the first and second parts, wherein the circular cross-sectional portion of at least a second section of the piping is below the first and second parts, and wherein the first and second parts are directly assembled above the circular cross-sectional portion of the second section of piping.

US Pat. No. 10,112,511

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING AN ACTUATOR FOR A LOADING SURFACE THAT IS ADJUSTABLY MOUNTED ON A MOTOR VEHICLE BODY

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A method for controlling an actuator via a controller in communication with a sensor and the actuator for imposing forces onto a loading surface in an adjusting direction from a first vehicle position to a second vehicle position, wherein the loading surface is adjustably-mounted in a vehicle body of a motor vehicle for movement in the adjusting direction, the method comprising:detecting a collision-based event associated with the vehicle body; and
activating the actuator to generate an actuator-driven movement of the loading surface relative to the body in the adjusting direction to decelerate a collision-based movement of the loading surface relative to the body opposing the actuator-drive movement, wherein; the actuator-driven movement follows a preset profile to at least partially offset a movement of the loading surface arising from a rebound effect of the motor vehicle post the collision-based event.

US Pat. No. 10,112,505

OCCUPANT PROFILING SYSTEM

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A system for profiling a vehicle occupant, the system comprising:a vehicle control system, comprising:
a sensor fusion circuit coupled to a plurality of sensors installed a vehicle seat, the sensor fusion circuit to:
determine that a human occupant is seated in the vehicle seat;
sample a backrest sensor arrangement and a base cushion sensor arrangement of the vehicle seat to obtain backrest sensor data and base cushion sensor data, when the human occupant is determined to be seated in the vehicle seat;
sample, when the human occupant is determined to be seated in the vehicle seat, a height sensor to obtain height sensor data; and
statistically determine from the backrest sensor data, the base cushion sensor data, and the height sensor data, whether the human occupant matches a reference profile, the reference profile used as a baseline to identify the human occupant.

US Pat. No. 10,112,503

SEAT LOCKING SYSTEM AND METHOD OF USE

1. A vehicle seat system, comprising:a seat having:
a base; and
an elongated shaft extending from the base; and
a seat mount secured to a vehicle and configured to removably secured the seat to the vehicle, the seat mount having:
a body forming an inner cavity;
a slide bar configured to slide within the cavity of the body;
a spring disposed with the cavity and secured to the slide bar, the spring is configured to push the slide bar in a direction outside the cavity;
a plurality of channels formed on a top surface of the body, the plurality of channels is configured to receive the elongated shaft;
a plurality of arms pivotally attached to the slide bar, the plurality of arms is configured to pivots upon sliding motion of the slide bar and is configured to close an opening of the plurality of channels;
a quick-release device configured to engage with the slide bar, the quick-release device is configured to hold the slide bar in a fixed position; and
a pull device connected to the quick-release device, the pull device is configured to release the slide bar from the fixed position;
wherein the plurality of channels and the plurality of arms are configured to releasably secure the elongated shaft to the vehicle; and
wherein pulling the pull device releases the engagement of the slide bar from the quick-release device, which in turn pivots the plurality of arms as the slide bar slides within the body, which in turn opens the plurality of plurality of channels.

US Pat. No. 10,112,501

POWER STORAGE DEVICE, POWER STORAGE SYSTEM, AND ELECTRIC VEHICLE

SONY CORPORATION, Minato...

1. A power storage device including:a power storage unit configured to include one or a plurality of cells;
a first controller configured to perform control relating to the power storage unit;
a first power line configured to supply a first power to be output from the power storage unit to a load of an external device;
a second power line configured to supply a second power smaller than the first power to a second controller included in the external device; and
a communication line configured to be used by the first and second controllers to communicate with each other,
wherein the first controller stops supplying the first power to the load when a voltage of the power storage unit falls below a first threshold and wherein the first controller stops supplying the second power to the second controller when the voltage of the power storage unit falls below a second threshold smaller than the first threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,112,496

VEHICULAR WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER SYSTEM WITH PERFORMANCE MONITORING

DENSO International Ameri...

1. A wireless power transfer system for a vehicle, the system comprising:a primary side network including a transmitting coil and a plurality of primary magnetic cores, wherein the transmitting coil is coupled to the plurality of primary magnetic cores, and the transmitting coil is configured to receive power from a power supply;
a secondary side network including a receiving coil and a plurality of secondary magnetic cores, wherein the receiving coil is coupled to the plurality of secondary magnetic cores, and the secondary side network is configured to receive power from the primary side network by way of inductively coupling between the transmitting coil and the receiving coil;
a plurality of detection coils coupled to at least one of the primary magnetic cores or the secondary magnetic cores, wherein the plurality of detection coils output at least one voltage signal based on the inductively coupling between the transmitting coil and the receiving coil; and
a charge monitor controller determining a system diagnosis status based on the at least one voltage signal from the detection coils;
wherein the charge monitor controller stores a predetermined performance data and determines whether the transmitting coil and the receiving coil are misaligned relative to one another as the system diagnosis status based on the voltage signals from the detection coils and the performance data; and
wherein the plurality of detection coils are staggered along lengths of at least one of the primary magnetic cores and the secondary magnetic cores.

US Pat. No. 10,112,494

EV CONNECTOR HAVING VISUAL INDICATOR

CHARGE-AMPS AB, Stockhol...

1. An electric vehicle connector configured for charging an electric vehicle via an electric vehicle plug receptacle, said electric vehicle connector comprising:a body having
a first plug end configured to be coupled to the electric vehicle plug receptacle on the electric vehicle for charging; and
a second power cable end configured to be coupled to a power cable,
wherein the first end includes a terminal interface having one or more terminal receptacles for receiving one or more terminals positioned within the electric vehicle charging receptacle,
wherein the first plug end also includes a transparent visual indicator part having one or more light sources, and
wherein the transparent visual indication part encircles the one or more terminal receptacles to allow for viewing of the one or more light sources regardless of position of a viewer relative to the transparent visual indicator part.

US Pat. No. 10,112,491

FLYWHEEL/BATTERY HYBRID ENERGY STORAGE AND POWER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVER...

1. An apparatus for inertial storage and recovery on a vehicle, comprising:a flywheel energy storage system coupled to at least one drive motor and to a regenerative braking system in a hybrid or fully-electric vehicle;
a chemical energy storage device coupled to the regenerative braking system and to the flywheel energy storage system;
at least one current sensor for determining currents to and from the at least one drive motor, the flywheel energy storage system, and the chemical energy storage device;
a brake pedal position sensor for generating a brake pedal position value;
at least one wheel speed sensor for determining wheel speed;
a power flow controller configured for controlling the operation of said flywheel energy storage system;
wherein the flywheel energy storage system absorbs energy from the regenerative braking system during deceleration of the vehicle;
wherein the absorbed energy is temporarily stored by the flywheel energy storage system;
wherein said power flow controller is configured to estimate an amount of current to be generated from regenerative braking at determined wheel speeds based on receiving values from the brake pedal position sensor and the at least one wheel speed sensor, and sending a throttle signal to the flywheel energy storage system before a peak current value is reached from regenerative braking thus giving said flywheel energy storage system sufficient time to react and absorb peak current;
wherein the power flow controller is configured to transfer the stored energy to the drive motor for accelerating the vehicle, or to the chemical energy storage device, during deceleration and stopping, to extend charge duration based on levels of current determined from the at least one current sensor to increase charge efficiency and extend life of the chemical energy storage device.

US Pat. No. 10,112,488

ELECTRICALLY POWERED VEHICLE

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

1. An electrically powered vehicle comprising:a regenerative braking force generator that generates regenerative braking force in a vehicle to decelerate the vehicle;
a battery that stores electrical power regenerated with the regenerative braking force;
a frictional braking force generator that generates frictional braking force to decelerate the vehicle; and
a controller that controls the generation of the regenerative braking force and the generation of the frictional braking force, thereby controlling a total breaking force applied to the vehicle according to a deceleration force demand from a driver, wherein
the controller is configured,
to restrict the generation of the frictional braking force, and
to restrict the generation of the regenerative braking force according to a state of the battery, and
the controller is further configured,
to set a first regeneration limit threshold value to control the regenerative braking force to be the first regeneration limit threshold value or less when the controller restricts the generation of the regenerative braking force, and
to set a second regeneration limit threshold value to control the regenerative braking force to be the second regeneration limit threshold value or less when the controller does not restrict the generation of the regenerative braking force, the second regeneration limit threshold value being greater than the first regeneration limit threshold value, and
in a state in which the controller controls the regenerative braking force to be the first regeneration limit threshold value or less, but it does not restrict the generation of the frictional braking force, the controller causes the frictional braking force to be generated based on a difference between the first regeneration limit threshold value and the deceleration/acceleration force demand from the driver such that the total breaking force generated meets the deceleration/acceleration force demand, and
in cases in which the controller controls the regenerative braking force to be the first regeneration limit threshold value or less and restricts the generation of the frictional braking force, the regenerative braking force generator generates the regenerative braking force which is the first regeneration limit threshold value or less such that the regenerative braking force is restricted to be the first regeneration limit threshold value or less, but still generated when the frictional braking force is being restricted.

US Pat. No. 10,112,486

APPARATUS FOR DETECTING GAS LEAKAGE OF A VEHICLE EQUIPPED WITH A FUEL CELL SYSTEM

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A device for detecting leakage of gas of a fuel cell vehicle, the device comprising:a gas sensor configured to determine whether gas leaks based on a change in a temperature by a catalyst reaction; and
a vehicle control unit including a comparator configured to read a variation in temperature from the gas sensor, and configured to control a fuel cell vehicle,
wherein in a power off state of the fuel cell vehicle, a power application state is maintained in the comparator, power of the gas sensor is switched at regular periodic intervals, the comparator determines the variation in temperature measured by the gas sensor, and, when the variation in temperature exceeds a predetermined value, the power of the gas sensor is switched to normal power.

US Pat. No. 10,112,485

CHASSIS MONITORING SYSTEM HAVING OVERLOAD DETECTION

1. A monitoring system for a rolling chassis, comprising:a tire sensor configured to generate a first signal indicative of a current tire condition of the rolling chassis;
a first load sensor associated with a first air spring of the rolling chassis configured to generate a second signal indicative of an actual load placed on the rolling chassis;
at least a second load sensor associated with a second air spring of the rolling chassis that is configured to generate a third signal indicative of the actual load on the rolling chassis; and
a controller in communication with the tire sensor and the load sensor, the controller being configured to:
determine based on the first signal a theoretical load that the rolling chassis is capable of supporting given the current tire condition;
make a first comparison of the actual load with the theoretical load; and
selectively generate a first alert based on the first comparison;
determine imbalanced loading of the rolling chassis based on the first and third signals; and
selectively generate a second alert based on the second comparison.

US Pat. No. 10,112,478

METHOD AND SYSTEM TO DETERMINE A RANGE FOR A VEHICLE

1. A method for estimating a range of a distance that a vehicle may travel without refueling, wherein said vehicle comprises a combustion engine and a fuel supply system associated with said combustion engine, wherein the vehicle also comprises a first main tank for receiving fuel, and a first fuel pump for transfer of fuel from said first main tank to said fuel supply system, wherein the method comprises:based on data relating to the road ahead of the vehicle and a first measure of a residual fuel in said first main tank, estimating a range for said vehicle;
based on said data relating to the road ahead of the vehicle, controlling a required fuel reserve.

US Pat. No. 10,112,473

TRANSMISSION, HYBRID DRIVETRAIN AND DRIVETRAIN FOR AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE

ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG, F...

1. A transmission, comprising:a transmission input shaft;
a transmission output shaft;
a main gear set, at least one power path formed between the transmission input shaft and the main gear set, the main gear set comprising a first planetary gear set, a second planetary gear set and four shafts;
at least one shift element, the at least one power path connectable through the at least one shift element to at least one of the four shafts of the main gear set, a third shaft of the main gear set connected to the transmission output shaft,
an auxiliary gear set, the auxiliary gear set comprising a planetary gear set and three shafts; and
an electric motor having a rotor and a stator, a first shaft of the auxiliary gear set connected to the rotor,
wherein a second shaft of the auxiliary gear set is constantly connected to a second shaft the main gear set or to the third shaft of the main gear set,
wherein, when the second shaft of the main gear set is constantly connected to the second shaft of the auxiliary gear set, the third shaft of the main gear set or a fourth shaft of the main gear set is constantly connected to a third shaft of the auxiliary gear set, and
wherein, when the third shaft of the main gear set is constantly connected to the second shaft of the auxiliary gear set, the fourth shaft of the main gear set is constantly connected to the third shaft of the auxiliary gear set.

US Pat. No. 10,112,470

STRUCTURAL ENHANCEMENTS OF AN ELECTRIC VEHICLE

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. An electric vehicle comprising:a chassis frame including a first cross member, a second cross member spaced forward of the first cross member, and a third cross member spaced forward from the second cross member; and
a battery pack engaged to and disposed beneath the chassis frame, the battery pack including a support structure having a first tubular cross component co-extending with and engaged to the first cross member, a second tubular cross component spaced forward of the first tubular cross component and co-extending with and engaged to the second cross member, and a third tubular cross component spaced forward from the second tubular cross component and co-extending with and engaged to the third cross member.

US Pat. No. 10,112,469

ELECTRIC WORK VEHICLE

Kubota Corporation, Osak...

1. An electric work vehicle comprising:a left frame and a right frame spaced apart from each other in a vehicle lateral direction and extending in a vehicle fore/aft direction;
a battery assembly mounted between the left frame and the right frame;
a rear wheel unit including a left rear wheel mounted outward of the left frame in the vehicle lateral direction, and a right rear wheel mounted outward of the right frame in the vehicle lateral direction;
a left motor mounted outward of the left frame in the vehicle lateral direction and forward of an axis of the left rear wheel, the left motor being charged and powered by the battery assembly to transmit rotary driving power to the left rear wheel;
a right motor mounted outward of the right frame in the vehicle lateral direction and forward of an axis of the right rear wheel, the right motor being charged and powered by the battery assembly to transmit rotary driving power to the right rear wheel;
a left transmission case mounted outward of the left frame in the vehicle lateral direction, the left transmission case accommodating a left transmission for reducing and transmitting rotary power from an output shaft of the left motor to a left rear axle; and
a right transmission case mounted outward of the right frame in the vehicle lateral direction, the right transmission case accommodating a right transmission for reducing and transmitting rotary power from an output shaft of the right motor to a right rear axle.

US Pat. No. 10,112,467

SEALING ARRANGEMENT FOR A VEHICLE WINDOW

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A sealing arrangement for a vehicle window pane, comprising:a retaining rail configured with a guide rail and a spring leg,
wherein the guide rail and the spring leg form a latching channel, and
wherein the retaining rail is fastened to a window pane; and
a cover configured with a latching rail,
wherein the guide rail, together with the spring leg, surrounds the latching rail in the latching channel,
wherein the spring leg and the latching rail are oriented so as to latch parallel to each other,
wherein the cover makes contact, by means of a cover edge, with a glass edge of the window pane,
wherein the guide rail is configured with a spring element, the spring element being arranged and tensioned against a contact surface on the bottom of the cover, and
wherein the guide rail rests against the latching rail via a centering cam and, together with the cover edge, fixes and centers the cover in the latching channel, and
wherein the spring leg has a latching hook with a rounded surface.

US Pat. No. 10,112,464

ROLL-UP TONNEAU COVER SYSTEM WITH GROOVED SIDE RAILS

Retrax Holdings, LLC, Gr...

1. A tonneau cover system for a truck cargo box including a forward end and a rear end, and first and second side walls therebetween, the tonneau cover system comprising:first and second side rails attachable along the first and second side walls, respectively, of the cargo box, each side rail having a forward end comprising a rail track having a support surface and a plurality of linear grooves extending longitudinally along the side rail, the support surface and grooves having corresponding triangular cross-sectional shapes, the support surface providing a plurality of contact surfaces, and a one-piece metal component forming the rail track, including the grooves, the support surfaces, and the contact surfaces;
a storage track attachable adjacent the forward end of the cargo box with the storage track in alignment with the rail track;
a roll-up tonneau cover comprising a plurality of slats pivotally connected together, each slat having first and second end caps including a bearing surface that engages directly against the contact surfaces of the support surface of the first and second side rails, respectively, and a one-piece polymer component forming each end cap, including the bearing surface, and the bearing surface of the end caps being slidable against and along the contact surfaces of the support surfaces between a storage arrangement in which the slats are supported by the storage tracks to provide access to the cargo box, and a deployed arrangement in which the slats are supported by the support surfaces to cover the cargo box.

US Pat. No. 10,112,463

VEHICLE DOOR BEAM ASSEMBLY

FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES,...

1. A vehicle door comprising:a door inner including a bottom end;
a beam having a first end and a second end spaced from each other along a longitudinal axis;
a bracket fixed to the door inner at the bottom end and the beam with the bracket between the door inner and the first end of the beam; and
wherein the beam has a cutout extending along the longitudinal axis at the first end; and
wherein the bracket includes a base, a platform fixed to the beam, and a ramp extending from the base to the platform.

US Pat. No. 10,112,462

VEHICLE VISOR EXTENSION SYSTEM

1. A vehicle visor accessory device for selectively extending shading capabilities of a visor having an inboard end and an outboard end, the visor having a perimeter with an upper edge section and a lower edge section, the accessory device comprising:a sleeve structure configured to removably mount on at least a portion of the visor, the sleeve structure being elongated with an upper end for positioning toward the upper edge section of the visor and a lower end for positioning toward the lower edge section of the visor, the sleeve structure having a first opening located at a first side edge of the sleeve structure through which a portion of the visor is slidable, the sleeve structure having an upper end edge and a lower end boundary, a notch being formed in the sleeve structure, the notch being located at the upper end and extending into the upper end edge and the first side edge, a portion of the sleeve structure adjacent to the notch forming an outer tab; and
an extension structure integrated with and extending from the lower end boundary of the sleeve structure to a lower edge of the extension structure;
wherein the sleeve structure has a substantially hollow interior between the first and second faces of the device to slidably receive at least a portion of the visor and the extension structure has a solid interior between the first and second faces of the device to extend light blocking coverage of the visor;
wherein the extension structure extends from the first side edge to the second side edge of the sleeve structure such that the accessory device has a substantially uniform width between the notch of the sleeve structure and the lower edge of the extension structure.

US Pat. No. 10,112,458

VEHICLE AIR-CONDITIONING DEVICE

Sanden Holdings Corporati...

5. A vehicle air-conditioning device comprising:a compressor which compresses a refrigerant;
an air flow passage through which air to be supplied into a vehicle interior flows;
a radiator disposed in the air flow passage to let the refrigerant radiate heat;
a heat absorber disposed in the air flow passage to let the refrigerant absorb heat;
an outdoor heat exchanger disposed outside the vehicle interior to let the refrigerant radiate or absorb heat; and
control means,
at least the control means being configured to execute a heating mode in which the refrigerant discharged from the compressor radiates heat in the radiator and the refrigerant by which heat has been radiated is decompressed and then absorbs heat in the outdoor heat exchanger,
the vehicle air-conditioning device comprising:
an injection circuit which distributes a part of the refrigerant flowing out from the radiator to return the refrigerant to the middle of compression by the compressor; and
a water circulation circuit in which water heated by heating means is circulated by circulating means,
wherein the injection circuit has pressure reducing means, and a water-refrigerant heat exchanger which performs heat exchange between the refrigerant decompressed by the pressure reducing means and the water flowing in the water circulation circuit,
wherein the control means compares a demand heating qualification Qtgt which is a demanded radiator heating qualification with a heating qualification Qhp generated by the radiator, and allows the refrigerant to flow through the injection circuit by the pressure reducing means when the heating qualification Qhp is lower than the demand heating qualification Qtgt,
wherein the control means controls an amount of the refrigerant to be returned from the injection circuit to the compressor by the pressure reducing means, on the basis of one of a difference between the demand heating qualification Qtgt which is the demanded radiator heating qualification and the heating qualification Qhp generated by the radiator, a difference between the target radiator temperature and a temperature of the radiator, a difference between a target radiator pressure and a pressure of the radiator, and a target outlet temperature to the vehicle interior, or any combination thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,112,453

SHOCK ABSORBER

SHOWA CORPORATION, Gyoda...

1. A shock absorber comprising:a cylinder that houses a liquid;
a partitioning portion that is provided in the cylinder so as to be movable in an axial direction and partitions a space in the cylinder into a first liquid chamber and a second liquid chamber;
a channel forming portion that forms a channel for a liquid flowing across the first liquid chamber and the second liquid chamber in conjunction with movement of the partitioning portion;
a valve that opens and closes a channel port of the channel in the channel forming portion to control a flow of the liquid through the channel;
a pressure chamber that houses the liquid and that enables a pressure of the liquid that has been housed to be changed; and
a pressing portion that uses a pressure in the pressure chamber to press the valve in a direction in which the valve closes the channel port, wherein the pressing portion comprises a contact member that contacts the valve and a pressure chamber forming member that forms the pressure chamber along with the contact member;
an advancing and retracting member that advances and retracts with respect to the pressure chamber to change the pressure of the liquid in the pressure chamber, wherein the advancing and retracting member comprises a shaft and the pressure of the liquid in the pressure chamber is configured to be changed by changing a volume of a portion of the shaft that is placed in the pressure chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,112,451

ANTI-THEFT TRAILER HAVING A REMOVABLE TONGUE

1. A trailer attachment device including a tongue corresponding to a matching coupler comprising:a tongue for connection to a trailer, said tongue including a tongue connection surface for selectively connecting to a coupler, wherein a first set of multiple protrusions and indentations, including at least one protrusion and one indentation, is present on said tongue connection surface, wherein at least two of said protrusions and indentations on said tongue connection surface are of varying widths;
a coupler for selective connection to a vehicle, said coupler including a coupler connection surface for selectively connecting to said tongue connection surface, wherein a second set of multiple protrusions and indentations is present on said coupler connection surface; and,
wherein said first set of protrusions and indentations inversely correspond with said second set of protrusions and indentations to allow said coupler connection to be secured to said tongue connection when said tongue connection surface and coupler connection surface are aligned.

US Pat. No. 10,112,450

TOW-HOOK ASSEMBLY

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A retractable tow-hook assembly, comprising:a vehicle frame and a bumper arranged thereon;
a cable wound around a disk within the bumper and attached to the frame;
a tow-hook arranged at an end of the cable and stored within the bumper during non-use and removed from the bumper and extendable via the cable during use; and
a clip fixed to an interior surface of the bumper and configured to selectively receive and secure the tow-hook.

US Pat. No. 10,112,446

RUN-FLAT TIRE

BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION, ...

1. A run-flat tire comprising:a pair of bead cores;
a carcass that straddles between the pair of bead cores and that has end portion sides anchored to the bead cores;
a bead filler that extends along an outer face of the carcass from the bead core toward a tire radial direction outer side; and
run-flat side reinforcing rubber that is provided at a tire side portion, that extends in the tire radial direction along an inner face of the carcass, that decreases in thickness on progression toward a bead core side and toward a tread portion side, that has an end portion at the bead core side that overlaps with the bead filler with the carcass sandwiched between the end portion and the bead filler, and that has an elongation at break of 130% or above, wherein
a thickness of the run-flat side reinforcing rubber at a midpoint between an end portion at the tire radial direction outer side of the bead filler running along the carcass, and the end portion at the bead core side of the run-flat side reinforcing rubber, is 40% to 80% of a maximum thickness of the run-flat side reinforcing rubber, wherein
the run-flat tire has an aspect ratio of 55% or above, and wherein
the radially outer end portion of the bead filler is further to the tire radial direction outer side than the widest position of the tire.

US Pat. No. 10,112,445

PNEUMATIC TIRE

SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIE...

1. A pneumatic tire comprising:a carcass comprising a carcass ply extending between bead cores of bead portions through a tread portion and a pair of sidewall portions;
the carcass ply comprising a carcass cord having a heat shrinkage ratio of not less than 2.0%, where the heat shrinkage ratio is defined as a ratio y/x (%) of an amount of shrinkage “y” of the carcass cord under a no-load condition when left 5 minutes at 180 degrees Celsius to an original length “x” of the carcass cord;
each of the bead cores comprising an inner core disposed adjacently in contact with and axially inward of the carcass ply and an outer core disposed adjacently in contact with and axially outward of the carcass ply, wherein the carcass ply is interposed between the inner core and the outer core;
each of the outer core and the inner core consisting of a bead cord being wound a plurality of times in a circumferential direction of the tire in a spiral manner so as to overlie in a tire radial direction; and
the bead cord comprising an outermost layer having a plurality of filaments twisted together,
wherein, in one of the bead portions, when viewed in the tire axial direction from the one of the bead portions toward the other one of the bead portions, a winding direction of the bead cord from a radially inner end to a radially outer end thereof of each of the inner core and the outer core in the tire circumferential direction is counterclockwise,
the twisting direction of the outermost layer of the bead cord of the inner core is S-twist, and
the twisting direction of the outermost layer of the bead cord of the outer core is Z-twist.

US Pat. No. 10,112,440

TIRE

BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION, ...

1. A tire comprising:at least a circular tire frame body that is formed from a resin material and has a layered structure, wherein the tire frame body includes at least one gas retaining layer, the gas retaining layer includes an ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer and an elastomer, and the gas retaining layer is configured with the ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer as a sea phase, and the elastomer as an island phase, with ethylene-vinyl alcohol copolymer dispersed in scattered dot shapes within the island phase of the elastomer.

US Pat. No. 10,112,439

VEHICLE WHEEL AXLE ASSEMBLY

1. A vehicle wheel axle assembly, comprising:an axle assembly including: (i) an axle sleeve that is rotationally stationary about an axial axis, including an axially extending opening therethrough and (ii) a control shaft extending within said axially extending opening that may be axially manipulated relative to said axle sleeve;
a frame element, including a first frame member that is rotationally stationary about said axial axis and a second frame member axially spaced from said first frame member by an axial gap;
wherein said control shaft includes an engagement end, and a control end axially distal from said engagement end that includes an enlarged head portion adjacent thereto with an axially inwardly facing grip face, and a shank portion extending between said engagement end and said grip face;
wherein said control shaft includes a first engagement surface axially proximal to said engagement end and a second engagement surface axially proximal to said control end, with an axial distance between said first engagement surface and said second engagement surface;
wherein said first frame member includes a first retaining surface;
wherein said second frame member includes an open slot, with an open entrance portion to radially receive said control shaft, and a second retaining surface;
wherein said axle sleeve is positioned within said axial gap;
wherein said control shaft is axially displaceable relative to said axle sleeve between:
(i) a retracted position, wherein said engagement end is in an axially inward orientation and said control shaft is radially disengaged from both said first frame member and said second frame member, and said hub assembly may be radially displaced relative to both said first frame member and said second frame member;
(ii) a pre-engaged position, wherein said engagement end is axially outward relative to said retracted position, and wherein said first engagement surface is axially overlapping said first retaining surface by a first overlap distance such that said first engagement surface is radially overlying said first retaining surface in a first radial engagement to radially retain said hub assembly with said first frame member, and said second engagement surface is axially overlapping said second retaining surface by a second overlap distance such that said second engagement surface is radially overlying said second retaining surface in a second radial engagement to radially retain said hub assembly with said second frame member; and
(iii) an engaged position wherein said axle assembly is secured to said first frame member by means of a multi-lead threadable engagement therebetween;
wherein said multi-lead threadable engagement may be manipulated between a threadably engaged arrangement serving to provide a securing means to secure said axle assembly to said frame element and a threadably released arrangement serving to remove said securing means; and
wherein said control shaft may be axially shuttled relative to said axle sleeve in an engaging direction corresponding to the axially outwardly direction of said engagement end and a retracting direction corresponding to the axially inwardly direction of said engagement end, and wherein, at least one of: (i) when said control shaft is axially shuttled in the engaging direction between said retracted position and said pre-engaged position, said first radial engagement and said second radial engagement are initiated generally simultaneously; and (ii) when said control shaft is axially shuttled in the retracting direction between said pre-engaged position and said retracted position, said first radial engagement and said second radial engagement are released generally simultaneously.

US Pat. No. 10,112,435

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING FOLDERS HAVING UNDER-DIMENSIONS, A MACHINE FOR SUCH A MANUFACTURE, AND A CASSETTE FOR SUCH A MACHINE AND SUCH A MANUFACTURING METHOD

Bindomatic AB, Stockholm...

1. A method of manufacturing a first folder having a first width dimension using a folder manufacturing machine configured to manufacture a second folder having a second width dimension that is greater than the first width dimension, the first folder comprising a cover having two cover sides, a back between the cover sides, an adhesive on the inside of the back, and a bundle of sheets inserted between the two cover sides of the cover and one side edges of which are brought into abutment against the inside of the back and the adhesive, the method comprising:activating the adhesive by an activation device of the folder manufacturing machine for a predetermined time for the adhesion of the bundle of sheets of said first folder to the inside of the back; and
while the adhesive is activated for the adhesion of the bundle of sheets to the inside of the back, continuously or intermittently feeding the first folder through the folder manufacturing machine by a conveyer adapted to the second folder having the second width dimension, wherein said first folder is placed in a cassette having an inner dimension corresponding to said first width dimension and having an outer dimension corresponding to said second width dimension, and the cassette is moved through the folder manufacturing machine by said conveyer.

US Pat. No. 10,112,433

OPTICALLY VARIABLE TACTILE SECURITY FEATURE

ENTRUST DATACARD CORPORAT...

1. A security document, comprising:a substrate including a laser reactive material;
a first laser marked area of the substrate that is visible to the naked eye and appears generally black to the naked eye;
a second marked area of the substrate that is visible to the naked eye and appears generally black to the naked eye;
an overlapping area in which a region of the first laser marked area and a region of the second laser marked area overlap, wherein the overlapping area is tactile;
a non-overlapping area in which a region of the first laser marked area and a region of the second laser marked area do not overlap, wherein the non-overlapping area is non-tactile,
wherein when viewed at a first viewing angle, the non-overlapping area reflects light and visually appears to be a first shade of color, and at a second viewing angle different from the first viewing angle, the non-overlapping area reflects light and visually appears to be a second shade of color that is different from the first shade of color.