US Pat. No. 10,458,433

CO-MOLDED METALLIC FAN CASE CONTAINMENT RING

United Technologies Corpo...

1. A method of fabricating a fan case for a gas turbine engine, the method comprising:providing a metallic ring including an outer surface and an inner surface;
wrapping a first composite material about the outer surface of the metallic ring;
inserting the metallic ring wrapped in the first composite material at an axial position within a cylinder formed from a second composite material that is different than the first composite material;
forming a first subassembly by curing the first composite material and the second material about the metallic ring within a tool, wherein the tool applies heat and pressure to the first composite material, the second composite material and the metallic ring; and
removing the first subassembly from the tool.

US Pat. No. 10,458,420

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING MOTOR-DRIVEN COMPRESSOR CONFIGURED TO BE INSTALLED IN VEHICLE

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA J...

2. A motor-driven compressor configured to be installed in a vehicle, comprising:an electric motor driven with supply of electric power from a battery; and
a control section that controls drive of the electric motor, wherein
the control section has an upper limit value of an increase rate of a number of revolutions per unit time of the electric motor and an upper limit value of a decrease rate of the number of revolutions per unit time of the electric motor,
the control section sets a target number of revolutions and controls the electric motor to be driven such that the number of revolutions of the electric motor becomes equal to the target number of revolutions,
if the control section sets the target number of revolutions to a number of revolutions of the electric motor requested by another control section, the control section changes the number of revolutions of the electric motor at an increase rate lower than or equal to the upper limit value of the increase rate or a decrease rate lower than or equal to the upper limit value of the decrease rate, and
if the control section sets the target number of revolutions to a number-of-revolution limit value determined based on a voltage of the battery, the control section is able to decrease the number of revolutions of the electric motor at a decrease rate that exceeds the upper limit value of the decrease rate.

US Pat. No. 10,458,407

SCROLL COMPRESSOR WITH DIFFERENT CHAMFERED CORNERS

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A scroll compressor, comprising:a fixed scroll including a first base plate portion and a first spiral blade provided to stand on one surface of the first base plate portion;
an orbiting scroll including a second base plate portion and a second spiral blade provided to stand on a surface of the second base plate portion opposite to the fixed scroll, and is configured to perform an orbiting motion with respect to the fixed scroll, the first spiral blade and the second spiral blade being in mesh with each other to form a compression chamber;
a first chamfered portion formed at each of both corner portions of a distal end portion of the first spiral blade;
a second chamfered portion formed at each of both corner portions of a distal end portion of the second spiral blade;
a third chamfered portion formed on each of both sides of a bottom portion of the first spiral blade, the third chamfered portion having a same shape as a shape of the second chamfered portion; and
a fourth chamfered portion formed on each of both sides of a bottom portion of the second spiral blade, the fourth chamfered portion having a same shape as a shape of the first chamfered portion,
a chamfer dimension of the first chamfered portion and a chamfer dimension of the second chamfered portion being different from each other.

US Pat. No. 10,458,404

COMPRESSOR SENSOR MODULE

Emerson Climate Technolog...

1. A sensor module for a compressor having an electric motor connected to a power supply, the sensor module comprising:a first input connected to a first voltage sensor that generates a voltage signal corresponding to a voltage of said power supply;
a second input connected to a first current sensor that generates a current signal corresponding to a current of said power supply; and
a processor connected to said first and second inputs that monitors said first and second inputs and that, based on voltage measurements from said first input and current measurements from said second input, detects an unexpected variation of electric power from said power supply;
wherein said processor is disposed within an electrical enclosure of said compressor, said electrical enclosure being configured to house electrical terminals for connecting said power supply to said electric motor,
wherein said power supply includes first, second, and third phases, wherein said voltage signal generated by said first voltage sensor corresponds to said first phase, and wherein said current signal generated by said first current sensor corresponds to said first phase, said sensor module further comprising:
a third input connected to a second voltage sensor that generates a voltage signal corresponding to a voltage of said second phase; and
a fourth input connected to a third voltage sensor that generates a voltage signal corresponding to a voltage of said third phase;
wherein said processor is connected to said third and fourth inputs and detects said unexpected variation of electric power from said power supply based on voltage measurements received from said third and fourth inputs,
wherein said unexpected variation of electric power includes a phase-loss condition, and
wherein said processor compares voltage measurements received from said first, third, and fourth inputs and determines that said phase-loss condition exists when voltage measurements from said first input are less than a predetermined percentage of an average of voltage measurements from said third and fourth inputs.

US Pat. No. 10,458,400

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF AUTOMATIC PUMP OPERATION

ROM Acquisition Corporati...

1. A system for automatically setting up a truck-mounted pump driven by an engine for pumping operation, comprising:a transmission control having a visual indicator and coupled to a transmission of the truck;
a pump control having a visual indicator and coupled to the pump;
a plurality of visual indicators each associated with a particular vehicular control lever configured to set at least one of the pump, transmission, and brakes;
a master system control switch operable to receive operator input; and
a main controller in data communication with the transmission control, the pump control, and the master system control switch, the main controller receiving an input from the master system control switch to initiate a pump setup operation, and automatically transmitting alert signals to the visual indicators of the transmission control, and pump control, to provide visual guidance to an operator in the proper sequence of steps to prepare the vehicle for proper pumping operation by turning on/off the visual indicators in a proper sequence of pump setup operations, the main controller is operable to determine a set of vehicular conditions including the truck is stopped, its transmission is in neutral, and the emergency brake is on, prior to initiating pump setup operation.

US Pat. No. 10,458,397

LOOP LINKED SMART MORPHING ACTUATOR

1. A loop linked smart morphing actuator comprising:a first area morphed in a first pattern according to an external signal; and
a second area morphed in a second pattern according to the external signal,
wherein
the first area comprises a first unit cell morphed in a first direction,
the first unit cell is configured in a loop type knit structure including a first wire and a second wire, the second area comprises a second unit cell morphed in a second direction, and the second unit cell is configured in a loop type knit structure including a third wire and a fourth wire, and
the second direction is opposite to the first direction, and the second pattern is a pattern which has a symmetrical relationship with the first pattern and is provided opposite to the first pattern.

US Pat. No. 10,458,395

WIND TURBINE COUPLING TO MITIGATE TORQUE REVERSALS

PT TECH, LLC, Wadsworth,...

1. A method of providing torsional damping in a wind turbine drive system for a generator to reduce the magnitude and rapidity of torque reversals, and mitigate the resulting damaging impact loads on wind turbine drive system components, comprising:detecting a wind turbine drive system torque reversal exceeding a first preset threshold;
dissipating torsional wind-up energy in the wind turbine drive system while maintaining said reverse torque at said first preset threshold;
detecting a positive torque exceeding a second preset threshold;
returning the wind turbine drive system to forward operation; wherein detecting a wind turbine drive system torque reversal and dissipating torsional wind-up energy are achieved automatically by frictional slipping and
wherein an angle of torsional displacement of said wind turbine drive system is sufficient to cause said frictional slipping to effectively reduce the magnitude of reverse torque and slow a rate of torque reversal magnitude increase, and wherein said generator operates at speeds greater than 1000 rpm and said angle of torsional displacement exceeds 10 degrees.

US Pat. No. 10,458,390

METHOD FOR CONTINUOUSLY MAKING A HELICAL TYPE CURVED SHAPED TURBINE BLADE

1. A method for continuously making a curved shaped turbine blade from a sheet metal blank having an inner vertical edge, an outer edge generally parallel to said inner edge, and a top edge perpendicular to and joining said inner and outer edges, said inner vertical edge including a plurality of apertures in spatial relation positioned adjacent thereto, the method comprising the steps of:calculating an amount of stretch needed per unit length thereof for forming a curved outer edge on said sheet metal blank;
mounting said sheet metal blank on a metal forming press with said apertures in indexing position thereon;
digitally feeding the sheet metal blank over a first metal form to produce detents and indents starting a predetermined perpendicular distance from said inner edge on said sheet metal blank in said first metal form for providing the needed stretch from said starting distance to said outer edge of said sheet metal blank;
bending said stretched sheet metal blank over a second metal form to flatten the stretched indents and detents; and
cutting said stretched sheet metal blank to a predetermined length to form a bottom edge thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,458,385

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TIDAL ENERGY CONVERSION AND ELECTRICAL POWER GENERATION USING A ROTATABLE DRAG PANEL

Big Moon Power, Inc., Sa...

1. A tidal energy conversion assembly comprising:a displacement vessel for lateral travel in the direction of tidal flow;
a drag panel mounted to the displacement vessel for capturing drag forces caused by tidal action occurring in a generally lateral direction, wherein the drag panel is pivotable about a horizontal axis from an active configuration for maximizing the capture of drag forces acting on the drag panel, to a retracted configuration for minimizing the capture of drag forces acting on the drag panel;
a control mechanism operatively coupled to the drag panel to pivot the drag panel;
a directional converter coupled to a generator, wherein said directional converter and said generator are positioned at a stationary location; and
an anchor cable having a first end, a second end, and a length in between the first end and the second end, wherein the first end of the anchor cable is connected to the directional converter and the second end of the anchor cable is connected to the displacement vessel;
wherein, as a result of its connection to said anchor cable, said directional converter activates said generator to generate electricity when the displacement vessel travels laterally relative to said stationary location as a result of drag forces captured by said drag panel from the tidal flow.

US Pat. No. 10,458,381

FUEL INJECTOR TESTER/CLEANER KIT AND METHOD OF USE

1. A pneumatic and hydraulic fuel injector cleaning apparatus, comprising:an ultrasonic cleaner, a fuel injector cleaning and test stand, and a fuel injector controller,
said ultrasonic cleaner including a container for holding cleaning fluid and a fuel injector, an ultrasonic transducer capable of vibrating said container and said cleaning fluid at a selected ultrasonic frequency and amplitude, and a controller for controlling said transducer;
said fuel injector cleaning and test stand including a horizontal base plate forming a base with an upward extending first longitudinal member forming a post, said base plate supporting a removable waste container for catching cleaning fluid emitted from a fuel injector during testing, said post having a second longitudinal member forming an arm extending horizontally out from a top end thereof over said base plate, said arm having a vertical aperture formed therein and passing through at a free end thereof, said vertical aperture having threads in a top half and having a smooth inner bore in the bottom half said smooth inner bore forming a receiver for an input end of a fuel injector, with a first hand valve threaded into said threaded top half of said vertical aperture, a bottom of said vertical aperture capable of receiving an input end of a fuel injector to be cleaned along with a sealing O-ring, said arm having a retaining plate rotatably connected to a bottom surface thereof such that when said input end of said fuel injector is inserted into said receiver, said retaining plate is rotated in under an output end of said fuel injector to hold said fuel injector tightly in place, said retaining plate having an non-threaded aperture just below where said output end of said fuel injector rests, said fuel injector capable of spraying fuel out of said output end through an orifice and on through said non-threaded aperture without impeding a spray pattern of said spraying fuel, said first hand valve fluidly connected to a cleaning fluid reservoir, a top of said reservoir having a first T connection with a second hand valve and a pressure relief valve extending horizontally therefrom, said first T connection having a second T connection attached at a top input thereof, said second T connection having a pressure gauge extending horizontally therefrom and a third hand valve extending upward therefrom, said third hand valve having a third T connection extending upward therefrom, said third T connection having a quick disconnect fitting extending horizontally therefrom and having a removable pipe plug extending upward therefrom;
said cleaning fluid containing various distillates and solvents; and
said fuel injector controller capable of being connected to a power source and to electrical contacts of a fuel injector, and supplying twelve volt pulses at a selected frequency and pulse width to energize a coil of said fuel injector to be tested and cleaned, thus causing said fuel injector to spray said cleaning fluid out of said orifice at said output end.

US Pat. No. 10,458,380

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR A FUEL INJECTOR

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A system, comprising:a fuel injector comprising an egg-shaped nozzle, wherein an opening is shaped to admit combustion chamber gases into a hollow interior of the egg-shaped nozzle forming an annular venturi passage between it and an outlet surface of the fuel injector.

US Pat. No. 10,458,372

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR DYNAMIC MONITORING OF AN AIR CHARGING SYSTEM OF AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A device for dynamically monitoring an air charging system of an internal combustion engine, subsystems of the air charging system having a low-pass characteristic as a function of geometry, measurement design, aging, or contamination, comprising:a diagnostic unit including a computer configured to perform a dynamic diagnostic, given a change in a characteristic state quantity that is to be measured, based on a comparison of a modeled signal and a measured signal, and the measured signal being an actual value of the characteristic state quantity capable of being measured directly or calculable from measurement values of other quantities, and the modeled signal being a model value of the characteristic state quantity; and
a high-pass or bandpass filter configured to extract higher-frequency signal portions;
wherein through high-pass filtering or bandpass filtering using the high-pass or bandpass filter, a frequency portion is extracted from the measured signal and from the modeled signal, each of the frequency portions having a high frequency such that it is sufficiently attenuated by an emissions-relevant attenuation,
wherein the energy of the filtered signals is determined over a specified time interval by processing the signals, and
wherein energy values of the measured signal and of the modeled signal are compared, and if the quotient measured signal/modeled signal is below a threshold value, a dynamic error or a slow response error is diagnosed.

US Pat. No. 10,458,365

DIRECT-INJECTION SUPERCHARGED INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE HAVING WATER INJECTION, AND METHOD FOR OPERATING AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE OF THIS TYPE

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A direct-injection supercharged internal combustion engine having water injection, comprising:at least one cylinder head comprising at least one cylinder, in which each cylinder is assigned an injection nozzle which:
is at least connectable to a fuel reservoir which serves for storing fuel;
is secured in a nozzle holder serving as a receptacle; and
is fitted with a nozzle needle which is displaceable in a direction of a longitudinal axis in a nozzle needle guide and opens up at least one nozzle hole at a nozzle tip in order to introduce fuel, the nozzle needle actuated via a solenoid in electronic communication with a controller of the engine, wherein a control piston is provided that surrounds an entire circumference of the nozzle needle relative to the longitudinal axis, which:
is mounted movably on the injection nozzle;
is displaceable in a translatory manner along the longitudinal axis of the injection nozzle between an inoperative position and a working position by actuation via pressure and spring forces acting on the control piston; and
closes at least one fluid connection in the inoperative position and opens up the at least one fluid connection in the working position in order to introduce water into an associated cylinder via an outlet of the at least one fluid connection arranged at the nozzle tip, outside of the nozzle hole relative to the longitudinal axis, wherein the control piston connects the at least one fluid connection in the working position to a chamber which, as part of a water supply system, is at least connectable via a supply line to a water reservoir which serves for storing water, where water for introduction into the associated cylinder via the outlet of the at least one fluid connection is separated within the injection nozzle from fuel for introduction into the associated cylinder via the nozzle hole.

US Pat. No. 10,458,364

PROPULSION SYSTEM USING SUPERCRITICAL CO2 POWER TRANSFER

Rolls-Royce Corporation, ...

1. A power and propulsion system, comprising:an air compressor;
a combustor having an internal heat exchanger and positioned to receive compressed air from the air compressor as a core stream;
a closed-loop system having carbon dioxide as a working fluid that receives heat from the combustor and rejects heat to a cooling stream, the closed-loop system configured to:
pass the carbon dioxide through the internal heat exchanger of the combustor to a closed loop turbine, wherein the closed loop turbine provides power to a fan that provides the cooling stream; and
pass the carbon dioxide through the internal heat exchanger of the combustor to at least two propulsor turbines that are associated with distributed propulsors, to provide thrust to an aircraft;
a first shaft having the closed loop turbine as a first turbine that receives power in the closed loop system, the first shaft including the fan;
a second shaft having a second turbine that receives power in the closed loop system, the second shaft including the air compressor; and
a third shaft having a third turbine that receives power in the closed loop system from the combustor via the carbon dioxide, the third shaft including a carbon dioxide compressor that receives the carbon dioxide from a heat rejection heat exchanger that rejects the heat to the cooling stream.

US Pat. No. 10,458,360

SLIDING MEMBER AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A sliding member comprising:a metal substrate;
an undercoat primer layer that is provided on a sliding surface of the metal substrate; and
a resin layer that is provided on the undercoat primer layer, the resin layer being obtained by curing a composition layer containing a bifunctional alicyclic epoxy in an amount of 80% by weight or more and a polymerization initiator,
wherein the metal substrate is a part of a portion of an internal combustion engine.

US Pat. No. 10,458,356

VEHICLE CONTROL APPARATUS

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A vehicle control apparatus comprising:an actuator configured to control a drive of a vehicle;
a main calculator programmed to calculate an instructed drive power based on a requested drive power of the vehicle and programmed to instruct the actuator to operate according to the instructed drive power; and
a monitor section programmed to monitor at least one of (i) the instructed drive power and (ii) an actual drive power that is output from the actuator according to the instructed drive power, wherein
based on a drive power difference amount calculated by deducting the requested drive power from either the actual drive power or the instructed drive power,
the vehicle control apparatus is programmed to perform a difference determination control that executes a fail-safe action regarding a drive of the vehicle by (i) monitoring a drive power difference indicator started at a time when the drive power difference amount differs from a predetermined value, and (ii) determining that the drive power difference amount is too large when the drive power difference indicator differs from a preset value of an indicator threshold for longer than a predetermined period of time, wherein the drive power difference indicator is an absolute value of the drive power difference amount,
the vehicle control apparatus is programmed to, when performing the difference determination control, lower the indicator threshold when a vehicle-dynamic safety parameter that reflects a travel safety related vehicle behavior fulfills a prescribed condition,
the vehicle control apparatus is programmed to determine whether the vehicle-dynamic safety parameter fulfills the prescribed condition after the determination that the drive power difference amount is too large, and
the vehicle control apparatus is programmed to lower the indicator threshold after the determination that the drive power difference amount is too large.

US Pat. No. 10,458,348

CONTROL APPARATUS FOR AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A control apparatus for an internal combustion engine, the internal combustion engine includes a turbocharger having a turbine arranged in an exhaust passage of the internal combustion engine and a compressor arranged in an intake passage of the internal combustion engine; an exhaust gas purification catalyst arranged in the exhaust passage at a location downstream of the turbine of the turbocharger; a bypass passage for flowing exhaust gas from a first portion of the exhaust passage upstream of the turbine of the turbocharger to a second portion of the exhaust passage downstream of the turbine and upstream of the exhaust gas purification catalyst; and a waste gate valve having a valve body for opening and closing an outlet of the bypass passage by its rotary motion on a predetermined pivot axis, and an actuator for rotating the valve body, whereinthe exhaust gas purification catalyst, the bypass passage and the waste gate valve are arranged in such a manner that when a degree of opening of the waste gate valve, which is an angle of rotation of the valve body of the waste gate valve from its fully closed state, is equal to or more than a predetermined degree of opening, an extension line of a closure surface of the valve body of the waste gate valve, which is a surface of the valve body acting to close the outlet of the bypass passage, intersects an upstream side end face of the exhaust gas purification catalyst, whereas when the degree of opening of the waste gate valve is less than the predetermined degree of opening of the waste gate valve, the extension line of the closure surface of the valve body of the waste gate valve does not intersect the upstream side end face of the exhaust gas purification catalyst, but intersects a wall surface of the exhaust passage located at the upstream side of the upstream side end face of the exhaust gas purification catalyst,
the control apparatus comprising a controller configure to:
obtain a temperature of the exhaust gas purification catalyst; and
control the degree of opening of the valve body of the waste gate valve, wherein,
the controller is programmed to, at a time of execution of fuel cut off processing, which is processing to stop supply of fuel to the internal combustion engine in a course of operation of the internal combustion engine, obtain the temperature of the exhaust gas purification catalyst; and control the waste gate valve in such a manner that when the temperature of the exhaust gas purification catalyst is less than a predetermined temperature, the valve body of the waste gate valve is made to be fully closed, whereas when the temperature of the exhaust gas purification catalyst is equal to or more than the predetermined temperature, the degree of opening of the valve body of the waste gate valve is made to be a deterioration suppression opening degree which is larger than when the valve body is fully closed and smaller than the predetermined degree of opening of the waste gate valve to suppress the deterioration of the exhaust gas purification catalyst.

US Pat. No. 10,458,347

POWER TRAIN SYSTEM

HITACHI, LTD., Chiyoda-K...

1. A power train system comprising:a spark ignition type internal combustion engine;
a gas component separation device which extracts a plurality of gas components having different specific heat ratios from an exhaust gas of the internal combustion engine;
a recirculation device which recirculates the plurality of gas components to a combustion chamber of the internal combustion engine; and
a gas components ratio adjustment device which adjusts a ratio of the plurality of gas components recirculated to the combustion chamber in response to an operation state or a fuel property state of the internal combustion engine,
wherein the gas components having different specific heat ratios are a gas component having a relatively large specific heat ratio and a gas component having a relatively small specific heat ratio, and
wherein the gas components ratio adjustment device increases a ratio of the gas component having a relatively large specific heat ratio when an engine torque of the internal combustion engine is lower than a predetermined value and increases a ratio of the gas component having a relatively small specific heat ratio when the engine torque is higher than the predetermined value.

US Pat. No. 10,458,337

DUAL INLINE VALVE WITH MANUAL OVERRIDE

HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPO...

1. A starter air valve comprising:a housing comprising an inlet at a first end, an outlet at a second end opposite the first end, and a center portion between the first end and the second end, the outlet being fluidly connected to the inlet through a fluid passage;
a first piston located within the housing between the first end and the center portion, the first piston configured to block airflow through the fluid passage when in a closed position and allow airflow through the fluid passage when in an open position;
a second piston located within the housing between the second end and the center portion, the second piston configured to block airflow through the fluid passage when in a closed position and allow airflow through the fluid passage when in an open position; and
a manual override system configured to move from the closed position to the open position at least one of the first piston and the second piston, the manual override system including a dual manual override, the dual manual override comprising:
a first manual override having a first input point operably connected to the first piston through a first control arm, the first input point configured to rotate the first control arm when the first input point is rotated, wherein the first piston moves from the closed position to the open position when the first control arm is rotated, and
wherein the first manual override further comprises:
a first ball detent system operable to lock the first manual override in a first open position, wherein the first ball detent system further comprises:
a first plate having a first open hole at the first open position;
a first ball located opposite the first plate; and
a first biasing mechanism configured to press first ball against the first plate and secure the first ball in the first open hole when first ball detent system is in the first open position.

US Pat. No. 10,458,336

APPARATUS INCLUDING HEAT EXCHANGER AND SOUND ATTENUATOR FOR GAS TURBINE ENGINE

General Electric Company,...

1. An apparatus for attenuating sound waves in a gas turbine engine, said apparatus comprising:a surface at least partially defining a pathway for airflow; and
a plurality of fins extending from said surface, said plurality of fins configured to dissipate heat into the airflow, each fin of said plurality of fins including a first angled wall and a second angled wall, said first angled wall and said second angled wall of each fin of said plurality of fins forming a wedge shape, at least one of said first angled wall and said second angled wall of each fin of said plurality of fins comprising a fin surface, wherein each fin surface is configured to direct the sound waves between said plurality of fins such that said plurality of fins attenuate the sound waves, said plurality of fins arranged such that spacing between adjacent fins of said plurality of fins facilitates sound attenuation.

US Pat. No. 10,458,333

REDUCED STRESS BOSS GEOMETRY FOR A GAS TURBINE ENGINE

United Technologies Corpo...

1. A case for a gas turbine engine, comprising:a machined case wall;
a first perimeter step that extends from the machined case wall via a radius machined around a periphery of the first perimeter step; and
a second perimeter step that extends from the first perimeter step via a radius machined around a periphery of the second perimeter step, the first perimeter step and the second perimeter step form a boss with a boss thickness greater than the machined case wall thickness.

US Pat. No. 10,458,331

FUEL INJECTOR WITH HEAT PIPE COOLING

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPO...

1. A fuel injector for a gas turbine engine comprising:a nozzle configured to dispense fuel into a combustor of the gas turbine engine;
a fuel conduit fluidly connecting a fuel source to the nozzle to supply fuel therethrough; and
a heat pipe having a vaporization section and a condensation section, wherein the vaporization section is in thermal communication with the nozzle and the condensation section is in thermal communication with the fuel source, wherein the condensation section extends into the fuel source.

US Pat. No. 10,458,325

ROTARY INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE WITH PILOT SUBCHAMBER AND IGNITION ELEMENT

1. A rotary engine comprising:an outer body having walls defining an internal cavity;
a rotor rotatable within the internal cavity in sealing engagement with the walls of the outer body;
an insert having a pilot subchamber defined therein, the pilot subchamber communicating with the internal cavity;
a pilot fuel injector having a tip in communication with the pilot subchamber; and
an ignition element extending into an element cavity defined through the insert adjacent the pilot subchamber, the element cavity in communication with the pilot subchamber through a communication opening defined in the insert between the element cavity and the pilot subchamber, the communication opening being smaller than a portion of the ignition element adjacent the communication opening such as to prevent the portion of the ignition element from completely passing through the communication opening upon breaking off of the portion of the ignition element from a remainder of the ignition element.

US Pat. No. 10,458,319

WASTEGATE ASSEMBLY, A TURBOCHARGER THAT UTILIZES THE WASTEGATE ASSEMBLY AND A METHOD

GM Global Technology Oper...

1. A wastegate assembly comprising:an arm defining a hole;
a shaft including a first end disposed inside the hole of the arm;
wherein the shaft includes an outer surface defining a groove disposed inside the hole of the arm; and
wherein the arm and the first end of the shaft are welded together to form a joint having a joint root region disposed adjacent to the groove.

US Pat. No. 10,458,316

DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING THE AMOUNT OF AIR FED INTO THE INTAKE OF A SUPERCHARGED INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE AND METHOD USING SUCH A DEVICE

IFP Energies nouvelles, ...

1. A device for controlling an amount of compressed air provided to an intake of a supercharged internal combustion engine having cylinders connected to the intake and each cylinder having at least one gas outlet coupled to an exhaust manifold comprising:a turbo-compressor including a turbine which rotates an outside air compressor which provides compressed air to intakes of the turbine which respectfully receive exhaust gas from different cylinders, a partial transfer duct housed within a body of a casing of the turbo-compressor which comprises two branches which are respectively coupled to different intakes of the turbine to provide compressed air flowing from the outside air compressor through the branches into the intakes of the turbine, the intakes of the turbine also respectfully receiving exhaust gas flowing from the exhaust manifold, each branch including a shut-off valve which controls the circulation of the compressed air in the branch to one of the intakes of the turbine and wherein a length of the partial transfer duct within the casing minimizes a length along which compressed air flows between an outlet of the outside air compressor and the intakes of the turbine which lessens engine response time.

US Pat. No. 10,458,311

INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

MAHLE Powertrain LLC, Fa...

1. An internal combustion engine comprising at least one cylinder and a piston supported for repeated reciprocal movement in the cylinder so as to define a combustion chamber of an engine bore diameter (A-A), the internal combustion engine further comprising an ignition device arranged in the cylinder having an igniter portion and a fuel injector which are both arranged in a pre-chamber, wherein the pre-chamber comprises a plurality of orifices for providing fluid communication between the pre-chamber and the combustion chamber, and wherein the plurality of orifices are of an overall orifice area so that a ratio between the overall orifice area and the engine bore diameter (A-A) ranges from 0.01 mm to 0.2 mm.

US Pat. No. 10,458,308

APPARATUS FOR MODIFYING AN ENGINE OIL COOLING SYSTEM

Neal Technologies, Inc., ...

1. A kit of parts for modifying an original equipment oil cooling system for a vehicle having a diesel engine (5), the diesel engine (5) having an engine block (B) with a water cooling system (4) and a lubricating system (7) containing oil, the engine (5) having an original equipment liquid-to-liquid heat exchanger (8) in which heat from the oil is transferred to the water cooling system (4), the original equipment liquid-to-liquid heat exchanger (8) being imbedded within the engine (5) and having a predetermined mounting configuration, the original equipment liquid-to-liquid heat exchanger (8) further comprising an oil inlet (8A), an oil outlet (8B), a water inlet (8C), and a water outlet (8D) each in a predetermined location, the kit comprising:(a) an adaptor (11) configured to be installed in the engine in place of the original equipment liquid-to-liquid heat exchanger (5), the adaptor (11) having an oil inlet port (25) and an oil outlet port (12), the adaptor (11) being arranged such that when the adaptor (11) is mounted to the engine (5), the oil inlet port (25) of the adaptor (11) is positioned at the former location of the oil inlet (8A) of the original equipment liquid-to-liquid heat exchanger (8) and the oil outlet port (12) of the adaptor (11) is positioned at the former location of the oil outlet (8B) of the original equipment liquid-to-liquid heat exchanger, the adaptor (11), in an installed position, providing a flow of oil to an external oil cooling heat exchanger (15) mounted in a location different from the location of the original equipment liquid-to-liquid heat exchanger (8), the adaptor (11) further comprising a bypass water passage having a single water inlet port (55) and a single water outlet port (56), the adaptor (11) being arranged such that when the adaptor (11) is in the installed position the water inlet port (55) of the adaptor (11) is positioned at the former location of the water inlet (8C) of the original equipment liquid-to-liquid heat exchanger (8) to receive a flow of water coolant, and the water outlet port (56) of the adaptor (11) discharges the flow of water coolant to the water cooling system; and
(b) the external oil cooling heat exchanger (15) configured to be mounted in a location different from the location of the original equipment liquid-to-liquid heat exchanger (8), the oil cooling heat exchanger (15) having an inlet (27) to receive the flow of oil from the adaptor (11) and an outlet (29) to return the flow of oil to the engine (5).

US Pat. No. 10,458,306

ABNORMALITY DIAGNOSIS APPARATUS FOR EXHAUST GAS PURIFICATION SYSTEM

Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki ...

1. An abnormality diagnosis apparatus for an exhaust gas purification system including a filter provided in an exhaust passage of an internal combustion engine to trap particulate matter in exhaust gas and a PM sensor provided in the exhaust passage downstream of said filter, said PM sensor having a pair of electrodes as a sensor element and outputting a signal representing the amount of PM deposited between said electrodes when electrical continuity between said electrodes is established due to deposition of PM between the electrodes, comprising a controller comprising at least one processor configured to:control application of voltage to said electrodes of said PM sensor;
perform an abnormality diagnosis process which is a series of processes of abnormality diagnosis including a sensor regeneration process of removing PM deposited between said electrodes of said PM sensor, a sensor diagnosis process of diagnosing abnormality of said PM sensor, and a filter diagnosis process of diagnosing abnormality of said filter, said sensor regeneration process being the process of removing PM deposited between said electrodes by oxidizing it by heating said electrodes of said PM sensor for a predetermined regeneration period, said sensor diagnosis process being the process of determining whether or not said PM sensor is abnormal based on whether or not a signal resulting from electrical continuity between said electrodes is output from said PM sensor after the application of voltage to said electrodes of said PM sensor is started by the controller at a predetermined voltage application start time after the completion of said sensor regeneration process, said filter diagnosis process being the process of determining whether or not said filter is abnormal based on whether or not the output value of said PM sensor reaches a predetermined abnormality criterion value by a predetermined diagnosis completion time at which the amount of PM deposited between said electrodes of said PM sensor that is estimated on the assumption that said filter is in a predetermined standard failure condition will reach a predetermined criterion PM deposition amount after the completion of said sensor diagnosis process, said filter diagnosis process being performed when said PM sensor is not diagnosed as abnormal by said sensor diagnosis process; and
output a diagnosis result of said sensor diagnosis process or a diagnosis result of said filter diagnosis process when said abnormality diagnosis process is performed by the controller, wherein if said PM sensor is diagnosed as abnormal by said sensor diagnosis process when said abnormality diagnosis process is performed, the controller outputs the diagnosis result that said PM sensor is abnormal, and if said filter is diagnosed as abnormal in said filter diagnosis process multiple times consecutively when said abnormality diagnosis process is performed multiple times, the controller outputs the diagnosis result that said filter is abnormal,
wherein while said abnormality diagnosis process is performed by said controller, and the output value of said PM sensor reaches said predetermined abnormality criterion value before said predetermined diagnosis completion time after the completion of said sensor diagnosis process, said controller diagnoses said filter as abnormal in said filter diagnosis process and stops the application of voltage to said electrodes of said PM sensor at the time when the output value of said PM sensor reaches said predetermined abnormality criterion value.

US Pat. No. 10,458,301

REACTANT RELEASE ARRANGEMENT

1. A reactant release arrangement for releasing reactant into the exhaust gas stream of an internal combustion engine, the reactant release arrangement comprising:an exhaust gas guide element providing an exhaust gas flow duct and having a direction of longitudinal extension corresponding to a main exhaust gas flow direction of exhaust gas flowing in the exhaust gas flow duct;
a reactant release body carried extending into the exhaust gas flow duct along a longitudinal axis of the reactant release body at the exhaust guide element, the reactant release body comprising a body wall, wherein a reactant-receiving volume is surrounded by a wall inner surface of the body wall and is provided in the reactant release body and exhaust gas flowing in the exhaust gas flow duct flows around the reactant release body at a wall outer surface of the body wall and the reactant-receiving volume is open to the exhaust gas flow duct via at least one passage opening;
a reactant release unit for releasing reactant into the reactant-releasing volume; and
a heating device for heating the reactant release body, the heating device being associated with the body wall at least in an area of the wall inner surface of the body wall, wherein the body wall comprises an inner wall at least partly providing the wall inner surface and an outer wall at least partly providing the wall outer surface, and the heating device is arranged between the inner wall and the outer wall.

US Pat. No. 10,458,298

EXHAUST GAS SYSTEM FOR AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

AUDI AG, Ingolstadt (DE)...

1. An exhaust gas system for an internal combustion engine comprising:a first exhaust gas line leading into a first muffler;
a second exhaust gas line arranged fluidly parallel to the first exhaust gas line and leading into a second muffler, said first and second exhaust gas lines respectively being connected upstream of the first and second muffler at a branch to a common exhaust gas feed line;
a control valve arranged in the first exhaust gas line upstream of the first muffler;
a damping device fluidly arranged between the branch and the control valve and adapted for damping exhaust gas resonance vibrations, said damping device including a housing having an entry end and an exit end for the exhaust gas in a flow direction, and at least one nozzle arranged within the housing in the flow direction of the exhaust gas at a downstream location of the housing in proximity of the exit end; and
a cross section adjustment element provided in a flow connection between the first exhaust gas line and the second exhaust gas line.

US Pat. No. 10,458,294

VARIABLE VALVE DEVICE FOR ENGINE

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A variable valve device for an engine, the variable valve device comprising:a camshaft;
a movable cam device including a movable camshaft fitted over the camshaft to be slidable in an axial direction of the camshaft, wherein cams with at least two different cam profiles and a guide protruding portion are disposed on the movable camshaft along the axial direction of the camshaft;
at least one shaft groove linearly processed on the camshaft to have a predetermined cross-sectional shape in an external circumferential surface of the camshaft along the axial direction of the camshaft;
at least one cam groove provided in an internal circumferential surface of the movable cam device to communicate with the at least one shaft groove; and
an insertion member inserted into a communication space defined between the at least one shaft groove and the at least one cam groove, wherein a rotational displacement of the camshaft is transmitted to the movable cam device by the insertion member,
wherein each of the at least one shaft groove and the at least one cam groove has a semicircular cross section, and the communication space has a circular cross section, and
wherein the insertion member includes a rod with a circular cross section and being inserted into the communication space.

US Pat. No. 10,458,292

GAS EXCHANGE VALVE ACTUATOR FOR AXIAL DISPLACEMENT OF A GAS EXCHANGE VALVE OF A COMBUSTION ENGINE

FREEVALVE AB, Angelholm ...

1. A gas exchange valve actuator for axial displacement of a gas exchange valve of a combustion engine, the actuator being configured to be connected to a pressure fluid source and a pressure fluid sink, respectively, and being configured to be driven by a gaseous pressure fluid, the actuator comprising:an actuator piston comprising an actuator piston disc and an actuator piston rod projecting from the actuator piston disc in an axial direction;
a cylinder volume, the actuator piston disc separating said cylinder volume in a first part and a second part and being displaceable back and forth in the axial direction in said cylinder volume between an inactive position and an active position, the first part of the cylinder volume being configured for controllable fluid communication with said pressure fluid source and said pressure fluid sink, respectively, the actuator piston being biased in a direction from the second part of the cylinder volume towards the first part of the cylinder volume; and
a hydraulic circuit comprising a chamber, a free end of the actuator piston rod being disposed in said chamber,
wherein the actuator piston rod is displaceable back and forth in the axial direction in a channel in connection with axial displacement of the actuator piston disc in the cylinder volume, said channel extending between the first part of the cylinder volume and the chamber of the hydraulic circuit, and
wherein said channel comprises at least one circumferential ventilation groove that is configured to be constantly connected to said pressure fluid sink.

US Pat. No. 10,458,291

COVER PLATE FOR A COMPONENT OF A GAS TURBINE ENGINE

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPO...

16. A gas turbine engine, comprising:a compressor section;
a combustor section in fluid communication with said compressor section;
a turbine section in fluid communication with said combustor section;
wherein one of said compressor section and said turbine section includes at least one component, said at least one component including a platform and an airfoil extending from said platform, wherein said platform includes a non-gas path side and a gas path side and a cover plate positioned at said non-gas path side, said platform having a leading edge rail and a trailing edge rail extending outwardly from said non-gas path side, wherein said cover plate includes a first plurality of openings that communicate a first portion of a cooling air to a first cooling cavity of said platform and a second plurality of openings that communicate a second portion of said cooling air to a second cooling cavity of said platform that is separate from said first cooling cavity, and each of said first cooling cavity and said second cooling cavity include a plurality of augmentation features, said cover plate configured as a single cover plate configured to cover both said first cooling cavity and said second cooling cavity;
said first plurality of openings are impingement holes configured to direct said first portion of said cooling air for impingement cooling said first cooling cavity;
said second plurality of openings are core feed holes configured to direct said second portion of said cooling air for providing metered cooling within said second cooling cavity; and
wherein said second cooling cavity radially extends between said trailing edge rail and said gas path side of said at least one component.

US Pat. No. 10,458,289

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR A PHASE CONTROL APPARATUS OF A CAM TIMING SYSTEM

Ford Global Technologies,...

5. A phase control apparatus for a camshaft, comprising:a drive wheel;
a cover plate covering a first side of the drive wheel and including a recess disposed therein;
a housing fixed to the drive wheel and positioned between the cover plate and an inner plate of the apparatus;
a vane rotor including at least one vane and positioned within the housing, where the at least one vane is positioned in a hydraulic chamber of the housing; and
a locking pin positioned within a bore of the at least one vane and movable into a locked position where the locking pin engages the recess and an unlocked position where the locking pin is not positioned within the recess, wherein, in the locked position, a first gap between a first surface of the housing and a first surface of the at least one vane is equal to a second gap between a first side of the locking pin and a first side of the recess, wherein a second side of the recess, arranged opposite the first side of the recess, is arranged farther away from the first surface of the housing than the first side of the recess.

US Pat. No. 10,458,283

VARYING COMPRESSION RATIOS IN ENERGY STORAGE AND RETRIEVAL SYSTEMS

Malta Inc., Cambridge, M...

1. A method comprising:operating a pumped thermal system in a charging cycle at a first compression ratio, wherein the pumped thermal system comprises a working fluid circulating through, in sequence, a compressor system, a hot side heat exchanger, a turbine system, and a cold side heat exchanger, wherein the working fluid is in thermal contact with a hot thermal storage (“HTS”) medium in the hot side heat exchanger and the working fluid is in thermal contact with a cold thermal storage (“CTS”) medium in the cold side heat exchanger; and
operating the pumped thermal system in a discharging cycle at a second compression ratio different than the first compression ratio,
wherein the pumped thermal system is configured to circulate the working fluid through, in sequence and in the same direction, the compressor system, the hot side heat exchanger, the turbine system, and the cold side heat exchanger when the pumped thermal system operates in the charging cycle and when the pumped thermal system operates in the discharging cycle.

US Pat. No. 10,458,280

GAS TURBINE ENGINE HYDRAULICALLY OPERATED NACELLE LATCH

United Technologies Corpo...

1. A gas turbine engine, comprising:a nacelle;
a fan duct including an inner structure surrounding an engine core, wherein a bypass flow path is defined between the fan duct inner structure and the nacelle;
a fan case surrounding a fan; and
at least one latch, configured to secure a first portion of the fan duct inner structure to either a core engine frame or a second portion of the fan duct inner structure, or configured to secure the second portion of the fan duct inner structure to either the core engine frame or the first portion of the fan duct inner structure,
whereby the at least one latch is configured to be actuated by a pressurized fluid;
whereby actuating the at least one latch provides for releasing the first portion of the fan duct inner structure from said core engine frame or from said second portion of said fan duct inner structure, or for releasing said second portion of said fan duct inner structure from said core engine frame or from said first portion of said fan duct inner structure.

US Pat. No. 10,458,277

AXIALLY SPACED RESTRICTED DAMPER

United Technologies Corpo...

1. A bearing assembly, comprising:a bearing housing comprising a first bearing housing surface and a second bearing housing surface where the first and second bearing housing surfaces are substantially axially parallel with respect to a rotor centerline;
a damped outer race, comprising
a first outer race surface radially adjacent to and opposing the first bearing housing surface which is located radially interior to the first outer race surface;
a first piston ring groove in the first outer race surface, where the first piston ring groove comprises a first piston ring that seals between the first bearing housing surface and the first outer race surface;
a second outer race surface radially adjacent to and opposing the second bearing housing surface which is located radially exterior to the second outer race surface; and
a second piston ring groove in the second outer race surface, where the second piston ring groove comprises a second piston ring that seals between the second bearing housing surface and the second outer race surface;where the bearing housing comprises an oil passage that is configured to provide oil from an outlet to a first space of axial length L1 radially between the first outer race surface and the first bearing housing surface, and configured to provide oil to a second space of axially length L2 radially between the second outer race surface and the second bearing housing surface.

US Pat. No. 10,458,276

JET ENGINE WITH MULTIPLE CHAMBERS AND A BEARING CHAMBER SUPPORT

1. A jet engine, comprising:a bearing chamber,
a sealing chamber,
a de-aeration chamber, and
a bearing chamber support that delimits the bearing chamber and includes at least one bearing appliance in certain areas,
wherein the bearing chamber is separated from the sealing chamber via a sealing appliance,
a further sealing appliance separating the sealing chamber from the de-aeration chamber that is arranged at a side of the sealing chamber that is facing away from the bearing chamber, and
wherein the sealing chamber is connected to a sealing air conduit by which the bearing chamber is supplied with a sealing air volume flow, and
wherein the de-aeration chamber is connected to a de-airing appliance via which a volume flow can be discharged from the de-aeration chamber into a core flow channel of the jet engine,
wherein the de-airing appliance includes an air extraction duct with a tubular flow cross-section;
wherein the air extraction duct includes an area with a defined cross-sectional expansion.

US Pat. No. 10,458,275

NACELLE INNER LIP SKIN WITH HEAT TRANSFER AUGMENTATION FEATURES

Rohr, Inc., Chula Vista,...

1. A nacelle inlet structure for an aircraft propulsion system, comprising:an inlet lip comprising an inner lip skin and an outer lip skin;
a bulkhead configured with the inlet lip to form a cavity axially between a forward end of the inlet lip and the bulkhead and radially between the inner lip skin and the outer lip skin, wherein the cavity extends along a longitudinal centerline within the inlet lip;
a nozzle configured to inject fluid approximately longitudinally into the cavity; and
a plurality of heat transfer augmentation features configured with the inner lip skin and operable to interact with the fluid within the cavity in order to promote heat transfer between the inner lip skin and the fluid within the cavity;
wherein the cavity is formed radially between an outer side of the inner lip skin and an inner side of the outer lip skin, and the heat transfer augmentation features provide at least a portion of the outer side of the inner lip skin with a textured surface; and
wherein substantially all of the inner side of the outer lip skin that forms the cavity is configured with a substantially smooth surface.

US Pat. No. 10,458,270

ROLLER BEARINGS FOR HIGH RATIO GEARED TURBOFAN ENGINE

United Technologies Corpo...

1. A gear system for a geared turbofan engine, the gear system comprising:a sun gear driven by a low spool shaft, the sun gear defining a sun gear diameter;
a rotating carrier that drives a fan, the carrier defining an outer carrier diameter and an inner carrier diameter;
a non-rotating ring gear, the ring gear defining a ring gear diameter, the ring gear diameter is smaller than the outer carrier diameter; and
a set of planet gears mounted on corresponding rolling element bearing assemblies, each rolling element bearing assembly is supported within the rotating carrier within a space defined between the carrier outer diameter and the carrier inner diameter such that at least a portion of each rolling element bearing assembly is disposed radially outward of a pitch diameter of the non-rotating ring gear, wherein each of the sun gear, ring gear and planet gears are substantially centered along a gearbox centerline transverse to an engine longitudinal axis and the gear system provides a speed reduction ratio between an input to the sun gear and an output from the carrier between 3:1 and 5:1.

US Pat. No. 10,458,259

ENGINE COMPONENT WALL WITH A COOLING CIRCUIT

General Electric Company,...

1. An airfoil for a turbine engine, the airfoil comprising:an outer wall having an outer surface and an inner surface bounding an interior, the outer wall defining a pressure side and a suction side extending axially between a leading edge and a trailing edge and extending radially between a root and a tip;
at least one opening formed in the outer wall;
a framework provided within the at least one opening defining interstitial spaces within the framework; and
a porous structure provided in at least some of the interstitial spaces.

US Pat. No. 10,458,255

REMOVABLE FILM FOR AIRFOIL SURFACES

United Technologies Corpo...

10. A gas turbine engine comprising:a fan section for delivering air into a bypass duct with a nacelle and for delivering air into a compressor;
said fan section having a rotor and a plurality of fan blades, and there being static vanes inward of said nacelle;
a surface of said fan section being provided with a removable film material;
wherein said removable film material includes a plurality of layers of removable material, such that an outer layer may be peeled away from an underlying layer; and
wherein said underlying layer may be peeled away from a subsequent layer underling said underlying layer.

US Pat. No. 10,458,252

COOLING PASSAGES FOR A GAS PATH COMPONENT OF A GAS TURBINE ENGINE

United Technologies Corpo...

1. A gas path component for a gas turbine engine comprising:an element configured to be exposed to a gas path, the element including a plurality of internal cooling passages, each of said internal cooling passages being separated from at least one adjacent cooling passage in the plurality of cooling passages via a rib, the rib having a smallest cross section normal to an expected flow of coolant through the internal cooling passages at a center point in the cross section normal to the expected flow of coolant; and
at least one of said internal cooling passages includes a cross section having a plurality of asymmetrical filleted corners.

US Pat. No. 10,458,247

STATOR OF AN AIRCRAFT TURBINE ENGINE

SAFRAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES, ...

1. A stator of an aircraft turbine engine, comprising an annular row of fixed vanes having leading edges and trailing edges and an annular row of arms having leading edges and trailing edges, the stator having an axis of revolution, wherein:the trailing edges of the fixed vanes are positioned substantially in a first plane that is transverse to said axis of revolution and is positioned downstream of a second plane that is transverse to said axis of revolution and passes substantially through the leading edges of the arms, and
the leading edges of the fixed vanes are positioned substantially in a third plane that is transverse to said axis of revolution and is positioned upstream of the second plane,
and wherein the stator further comprises an annular row of variable-pitch vanes that is positioned directly downstream of the annular row of arms, the annular row of variable-pitch vanes comprising first variable-pitch vanes that are positioned substantially along an extension of a chord of the arms, and second variable-pitch vanes that are each positioned between a corresponding two of the first variable-pitch vanes, the first variable-pitch vanes having different aerodynamic profiles than the second variable-pitch vanes.

US Pat. No. 10,458,244

TUNED RETENTION RING FOR ROTOR DISK

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPO...

1. A rotor disk assembly comprising:a rotor disk; and
a retention ring coupled to the rotor disk, wherein dimensions of the retention ring vary circumferentially such that the retention ring is tuned to adjust a predicted modal frequency response of the rotor disk.

US Pat. No. 10,458,243

ROTOR DISK BOSS

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPO...

1. A method for designing a rotor disk assembly, the method comprising:determining a probable point of contact on a first rotor disk in response to an inter-disk device failure, wherein:
the first rotor disk comprises a web that is disposed between a rim and a bore;
the bore abuts the web at a web foot that is a radially inwardmost portion of the web;
the rotor disk assembly further comprises a second rotor disk operatively coupled to the first rotor disk;
the inter-disk device is disposed on the second rotor disk and extends axially toward the first rotor disk; and
the inter-disk device comprises a spacer arm that is a portion of the inter-disk device that extends farthest axially from the second rotor disk; and
redesigning the first rotor disk to include a boss at the probable point of contact.

US Pat. No. 10,458,241

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR POSITIONING MASKING PLUGS ON A COMPONENT

General Electric Company,...

1. A tool for positioning a removable masking plug within a surface feature on a component, said tool comprising:a body extending from a first end to an opposite second end and defining a longitudinal axis between said first end and said second end, said second end configured to couple to an attachment tool, wherein at least a portion of said body is coated with an electrically-conducted coating, and wherein said second end comprising electrodes configured to selectively apply an electrical current to said body, via the electrically-conductive coating; and
a channel defined in said first end, said channel sized to receive at least a portion of the removable masking plug therein such that rotational motion of said tool about the longitudinal axis is transferred to the masking plug,
wherein said tool is operable to releasably secure the masking plug to said first end during positioning and removal of the masking plug; and
wherein a selective application of electrical current to said body by said electrodes is operable to weld the removable masking plug within the surface feature of the component.

US Pat. No. 10,458,226

SHOCK AND VIBRATION DAMPER SYSTEM AND METHODOLOGY

SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY C...

14. A method, comprising:positioning a vibration sensitive component in a mechanical chassis;
mounting the mechanical chassis in a housing via a damper system;
providing the damper system with a vibration damper, a transverse shock damper, and an axial shock damper;
coupling the vibration damper to axial ends of the mechanical chassis to provide instantaneous transverse and axial shock damping with low-pass filter functionality while also providing attitude control with respect to the mechanical chassis;
using the transverse shock damper at a position radially between the mechanical chassis and the housing to suppress ringing effects;
independently using the axial shock damper to provide additional axial shock damping; and
coupling the housing into a drill string.

US Pat. No. 10,458,224

MONITORING OF EQUIPMENT ASSOCIATED WITH A BOREHOLE/CONDUIT

SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY C...

27. A method of monitoring one or more items of equipment associated with a borehole or other conduit, the method comprising:outputting sensor information indicative of vibrations at one or more sensor locations, the one or more sensor locations being associated with the one or more items of equipment and/or fluid flow within the borehole or other conduit; and
processing the sensor information to:
generating a frequency spectrum by summing the sensor information indicative vibrations at the one or more sensor locations over a monitoring time period;
determine a characteristic of the operation of the one or more items of equipment and/or the fluid flow within the borehole or other conduit,
identify one or more changes in the characteristic indicative of a status or imminent event based on comparing the frequency spectrum with noe or more historic frequency spectra summed over a time period and thereby determining the status or the imminent event in relation to the one or more items of equipment, and
output control information to control the operation of the one or more items of equipment responsive to the identified one or more changes.

US Pat. No. 10,458,217

REAL-TIME ENGINEERING ANALYSIS BASED SYSTEM CONTROL

ACCENTURE GLOBAL SOLUTION...

1. A system control apparatus comprising:a processor; and
a memory storing machine readable instructions that when executed by the processor cause the processor to:
access a plurality of procedures to control an operation of a system to prevent at least one of an occurrence of a fault in the system or a reduction of an output of the system, wherein the plurality of procedures are determined based on an application of hypothetical parameter values to at least one engineering analysis model associated with the system;
learn, based on an application of the plurality of procedures to the system, a highest ranked procedure from the plurality of procedures to control the operation of the system to prevent the at least one of the occurrence of the fault in the system or the reduction of the output of the system;
access real-time data associated with the system;
determine, based on the real-time data associated with the system, parameter values associated with an operation of the system by:
determining whether a parameter value of the parameter values is available from the real-time data at a specified time value;
in response to a determination that the parameter value is not available at the specified time value, determining, based on an analysis of the real-time date for a specified time duration, whether the parameter value of the parameter values becomes available;
in response to a determination within the specified time duration that the parameter value of the parameter values becomes available, retrieving the parameter value of the parameter values from the real-time data; and
in response to a determination within the specified time duration that the parameter value of the parameter values does not become available, assigning a previous parameter value from the real-time data to the parameter value of the parameter values; and
control, based on an analysis of the real-time data associated with the system and an analysis of the parameter values, the operation of the system by applying the highest ranked procedure to prevent the at least one of the occurrence of the fault in the system or the reduction of the output of the system.

US Pat. No. 10,458,204

DOWNHOLE TOOL

Churchill Drilling Tools ...

23. A method of cleaning or treating downhole tubing, the method comprising the steps of:supplying a fluid to a downhole tool from a surface location; and
directing a jet of the fluid from the tool at a wall of the downhole tubing;
wherein the jet of fluid is radially directed and circumferentially continuous, further including the step of producing the jet of fluid using a tool run into the tubing on a tubular support member.

US Pat. No. 10,458,201

DOWNHOLE ASSEMBLY FOR SELECTIVELY SEALING OFF A WELLBORE

Magnum Oil Tools Internat...

1. A downhole tool for temporarily isolating zones in a well, comprising:a first subassembly and a second subassembly engaged with each other, a lower end of the second subassembly being located within the first subassembly, the engaged first subassembly and second subassembly having inner walls that define a bore through the tool;
a sealing member located within the bore of the engaged first subassembly and the second subassembly, the sealing member comprising a disc and a base:
the disc having an outer face and an inner face, the outer face having a convex configuration and the inner face having a concave configuration and being separated from each other by at least one distance, the sealing member comprised to resist greater downward pressure against the outer face of the disc before the downward pressure breaks the disc than the sealing member resists upward pressure against the inner face of the disc before the upward pressure breaks the disc, the outer face having a lower circular edge where the outer face's convex configuration ends, the circular edge being the disc's lower end, and having a diameter between opposing sides of the outer face's circular edge, and the disc being frangible; and
the base depending downward from the disc, the base being a cylinder having a cylindrical outer surface and a cylindrical inner surface, the inner surface and the outer surface having a distance therebetween, an upper end proximal the disc and a lower end distal from the disc, the diameter of the outer surface of the base being the same as the diameter between opposing sides of the outer face's circular edge, so the outer surface of the base is a perpendicular projection of the outer face's circular edge from the outer surface's upper end to the outer surface's lower end, the inner surface defining a bore through the base;
wherein the upper and lower ends of the outer surface of the base have equal diameters, the lower end of the base not having an expanded footing;
wherein the distance between the inner surface and the outer surface of the base is less than the height of the inner face of the disc from the apex of the disc's inner face to the lower end of the disc;
wherein the disc and the base are composed of the same material and are an integral unit;
the first subassembly has an inner shoulder and the lower end of the base is supported by the first subassembly's inner shoulder;
a first seal located about the base, distal from the disc, the first seal being a circular seal sized and configured to be compressed against the base to form a fluid-tight barrier with the base when the sealing member is mounted in the downhole tool;
a second seal located around the sealing member, the second seal being a circular seal sized and configured to be positioned between the sealing member and the second subassembly and compressed to form a fluid tight barrier with the second subassembly when the sealing member is mounted in the downhole tool;
a third seal located between the first subassembly and the second subassembly and compressed between the first subassembly and the second subassembly to form a fluid tight barrier between the first subassembly and the second subassembly;
the sealing member sized and configured to form a fluid-tight barrier in the bore of the tool, and
the sealing member configured and comprised so breaking the frangible disc opens the bore of the tool to fluid flow.

US Pat. No. 10,458,190

PDC CUTTER WITH DEPRESSED FEATURE

SMITH INTERNATIONAL, INC....

11. A cutting element, comprising:a substrate;
a table coupled to the substrate at an interface, a table thickness being measured between the interface and a working surface opposite the interface and defined by a perimeter; and
at least one torque transmittable depression formed in the working surface of the table and extending a depth into the table,
wherein the at least one torque transmittable depression has a cross-sectional profile that is constant along its depth.

US Pat. No. 10,458,167

APPLIANCE HINGE COUNTERBALANCE ASSEMBLY WITH SNUBBER

Mansfield Engineered Comp...

1. A counterbalance assembly for an appliance hinge, said counterbalance assembly comprising:a base including first and second spaced-apart side walls and a transverse face wall, said base including: (i) a channel located between the first and second side walls; (ii) first and second elongated slots located respectively in the first and second side walls and aligned with each other;
a rotating cam supported on the base, said cam including: (i) a camshaft that extends between the side walls and that is adapted for rotation about an axis of rotation, said camshaft comprising a first end supported by said first side wall and a second end supported by said second side wall; and (ii) a lobe that projects from the camshaft, said lobe located in the channel between the first and second side walls of the base;
a biasing coil spring comprising an inner end engaged with the transverse face wall of the base and an outer end spaced outwardly away from the base, said outer end of said spring located outside said channel;
a spring rod that extends through an opening in said transverse face wall such that an inner end of the spring rod is located in the channel and an outer end of the spring rod is spaced from the transverse face wall, said spring rod extending coaxially through the biasing coil spring, and said outer end of said spring rod operatively coupled to an outer end of the spring and said inner end of said spring rod operatively coupled to the lobe of the cam by a lever such that said spring biases said spring rod to an extended position where said outer end is spaced a maximum distance from the transverse face wall;
a damper assembly comprising: (i) a damper base connected to said channel; (ii) said lever that operatively couples said inner end of said spring rod to the lobe of the cam, said lever comprising a first portion pivotally connected to said inner end of said spring rod by a pivot fastener, said lever including a tab that extends therefrom outside said channel and said lever further including a second portion pivotally connected to said lobe of said cam; and, (iii) a piston assembly connected to said damper base and comprising a piston which is moved between a first position and a second position by said tab of said lever contacting said piston, said piston assembly comprising a piston spring that biases said piston toward its first position;
said pivot fastener that pivotally connects said lever to said spring rod comprising opposite first and second ends that are respectively slidably engaged with the first and second slots so that the pivot fastener and lever are slidably engaged with the base and adapted for reciprocal linear sliding movement relative to the base;
wherein rotational movement of the cam in a first angular direction relative to said base causes rotational movement of the lobe in said first angular direction and causes inward linear sliding movement of the lever and pivot fastener in a first direction such that said tab of said lever engages said piston and urges said piston inwardly from its first position toward its second position whereby said piston assembly damps movement of said cam in said first angular direction; and rotational movement of the cam in a second angular direction opposite the first angular direction causes rotational movement of the lobe in said second angular direction and causes outward linear sliding movement of the lever and pivot fastener in a second direction away from said piston to allow outward sliding movement of said piston in response to said piston spring biasing said piston toward its first position.

US Pat. No. 10,458,151

METHOD FOR SIMULTANEOUSLY CONTROLLING A PLURALITY OF DOOR LOCKS UNDER EMERGENCY

1. A method for simultaneously controlling a plurality of door locks under emergency, comprising:connecting the plurality of door locks with a control device, with the control device obtaining control authority of each of the plurality of door locks;
physically and removably connecting an unlocking device with the control device, with the control device identifying the unlocking device, wherein the control device actuates and sets all of the plurality of door locks to a locking state when the unlocking device is identified as being incorrect, and wherein each of all of the plurality of door locks obtains unlocking authority when the unlocking device is identified as being correct;
simultaneously setting all of the plurality of door locks connected to the control device into the locking state when the unlocking device is physically removed from the control device, and the control device enters a first priority emergency state, wherein all of the plurality of door locks lose the unlocking authority and are incapable of being unlocked independently;
sending a first-class report to a police system after all of the plurality of door locks have lost the unlocking authority;
physically reconnecting the unlocking device with the control device, with the control device re-identifying the unlocking device, wherein all of the plurality of door locks remain in the locking state and lose the unlocking authority when the unlocking device is re-identified by the control device as being incorrect;
logging in a backstage with a computer or a smart mobile device with a preset account and a password to connect with the control device when the unlocking device is re-identified by the control device as being correct;
selectively lifting or not lifting the first priority emergency state after logging in the backstage, wherein all of the plurality of door locks set in the locking state remain in losing the unlocking authority when the first priority emergency state is not lifted, and wherein all of the plurality of door locks set in the locking state restore the unlocking authority and a locking authority and are capable of being operated independently when the first priority emergency state is lifted while the unlocking device is re-identified by the control device as being correct;
selectively setting or not setting a second priority emergency state after logging in the backstage while the unlocking device is physically connected to the control device, wherein all of the plurality of door locks retain respective unlocking authority when the second priority emergency state is not set, and wherein all of the plurality of door locks are set to the locking state and lose the unlocking authority when the second priority emergency state is set;
sending a second-level report to the police system when the second priority emergency state is set and all of the plurality of the door locks are set to the locking state;
selectively lifting or not lifting the second priority emergency state after logging in the backstage while the unlocking device is connected to the control device, wherein all of the plurality of door locks restore the unlocking authority when the second priority emergency state is lifted, and wherein all of the plurality of door locks lose the unlocking authority when the second priority emergency state is not lifted.

US Pat. No. 10,458,148

METHOD TO PREVENT DRY ROT DAMAGE TO A WOOD FENCE

1. A method for preventing dry rot damage to a fence, the fence comprising a plurality of posts disposed vertically into a ground surface, a horizontal support plank coupled to each pair of adjacent posts in the plurality of posts, a plurality of pickets disposed on the horizontal support plank and a pair of horizontal rails disposed on the horizontal support plank and configured to support the plurality pickets in an upright position, the method comprising:providing a first spacer apparatus, the spacer apparatus comprising:
a plate comprising a top surface, a bottom surface opposite the top surface, a front edge, a rear edge opposite the front edge, and a pair of side edges connecting the front and rear edges; and
a pair of end tabs coupled to the plate, each end tab in the pair of end tabs coupled to one of the pair of side edges of the plate and oriented generally perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the plate, each end tab comprising a first width that is less than a second width of the plate along each side edge;
disposing the first spacer apparatus on the horizontal support plank so that the plate and pair of end tabs conform to contours of the horizontal support plank;
disposing the plurality of pickets and pair of horizontal rails on the first spacer apparatus to create a gap between both the horizontal rails and plurality of pickets and the horizontal support plank; and
removing the pair of end tabs from the first spacer apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,458,146

WIRE BARRIER

Mid-American Gunite, Inc....

1. A barrier comprising:a support panel comprising a first face, a second face, a first brace, and a second brace;
wherein the support panel is a single continuous panel such that:
the first and second faces are integral to the continuous panel,
the first and second braces are integral to the continuous panel; and
the first brace is intermediate the second face and the second brace;
the second brace terminates in a second panel end;
wherein the support panel is deployable to a freestanding condition defining:
a first bend intermediate the first face and the second face,
a second bend intermediate the second face and the first brace, and
a third bend intermediate the first brace and the second brace;
wherein in the freestanding condition the second panel end is operatively connected to the second face intermediate the first and second bends;
wherein in a packed condition the first and second braces are folded between the first and second faces;
wherein in the packed condition, the second panel end is disconnected from the second face; and
wherein the support panel is deployable to the freestanding condition from the packed condition.

US Pat. No. 10,458,142

ANTI-LOOSENING ENDCAP FOR UTILITY CROSSARM

Wedax Corporation, Suzho...

1. An anti-loosening endcap for a utility crossarm comprising:an endcap body inserted into the crossarm;wherein a channel perpendicular to an inner wall of the crossarm is disposed inside the endcap body, one end of the channel is open, a pointed head pin is slidably disposed in the channel, the pointed head pin, operable to pierce the inner wall of the crossarm, faces the inner wall of the crossarm, the endcap is further provided with an axial through passage, the passage and the channel intersect at a tail portion of the pointed head pin, and a corresponding pin is provided for the passage.

US Pat. No. 10,458,139

POOL CLEANING ROBOT HAVING A FILTERING UNIT AND A SENSOR

MAYTRONICS LTD., Kibbutz...

1. A pool cleaning robot, comprising:a filtering unit for filtering fluid that passes through the filtering unit;
a calorimetric sensor for sensing a cleanliness related parameter of the filtering unit while the pool cleaning robot is submerged in the fluid; and
a controller that is configured to at least assist in determining, based on the cleanliness related parameter of the filtering unit, a cleanliness of the filtering unit;
wherein at least one of the following is true:
(i) the pool cleaning robot comprises a turbulence generator that is arranged to introduce turbulences that contacts the calorimetric sensor;
(ii) the pool cleaning robot comprises flow limiters that are arranged to limit a flow of side flows over the calorimetric sensor;
(iii) the calorimetric sensor consists essentially of a single thermal resistor.

US Pat. No. 10,458,138

UNDERWATER PLATFORM INSTALLATION IN AN EXISTING SWIMMING POOL

SHAREQUIP, INC., Marco I...

1. An underwater platform installation in an existing swimming pool, comprising:two existing anchor sockets in a deck or a patio surrounding the existing swimming pool, wherein the two existing anchor sockets are configured to secure two tubular existing ladder rails of an existing pool ladder, having two or more ladder treads, the two tubular existing ladder rails separated by a first distance to accommodate a width of the two or more ladder treads;
two tubular platform rails which fit into and are securable by the two existing anchor sockets, wherein each of the two platform rails comprises an upper socket end, which conjugately engages one of the two anchor sockets, a lower terminal end, and a vertical support section between the upper socket end and the lower terminal end; and
a platform structure, supporting a flat underwater platform, wherein the platform structure is horizontally secured between the two platform rails at a submerged platform position, wherein the two platform rails are positionable between a first position defined by the first distance and a second position to accommodate a platform width, the platform width greater than the width of the two or more ladder treads, wherein the two platform rails are rotated outward from the first position to the second position.

US Pat. No. 10,458,137

POOL SKIMMER OPENING CLOSURE DEVICE AND METHOD

1. A device that selectively closes an inlet opening in a face frame of a throat in a pool skimmer, the throat having an outlet opening in a wall of the pool skimmer, the throat being in a water flow communication with a chamber, the chamber accessible through a removable lid, said device comprising:a body positioned to close the inlet opening during use of said device;
a support member sized and shaped to be positioned, during use of said device, in a contact with an interior surface of the chamber and adjacent the outlet opening of the throat; and
an elastic member being in a first connection with said support member and in a second connection with said body, said elastic member further being stretched during said use of said device to bias said body into a sealing contact with the face frame and to bias said support member into said contact with the interior surface of the chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,458,134

STRUCTURAL REPAIR AND REMOTE MONITORING SYSTEM AND METHOD

EMECOLE METRO, LLC, Rome...

1. A system for being affixed to a portion of a construction structure that has sustained a fracture comprising:a repair strap having opposing first and second ends, the repair strap being securable to the structure to span at least a portion of the fracture with the first end of the repair strap being securable to a first portion of the structure adjacent one side of the fracture and the second end of the repair strap being securable to a second portion of the structure adjacent a second side of the fracture opposite the first side;
a sensor carried on the repair strap, the sensor configured to detect physical deformation in at least one of the repair strap or the structure, the deformation being occasioned by at least one of tension across the repair strap, strain across the repair strap, enlargement of the fracture, separation of the first and second sides of the fracture, strain of a conductor of the sensor brought on by vibration of the repair strap or vibration of the structure, stretching of the repair strap in a direction between the opposing first and second ends and displacement of the repair strap relative the structure, an electrical signal being generated in response to said detection;
a plurality of deformable leads coupled to the sensor, the plurality of leads including a first lead extendable along the first end of the repair strap adjacent the first portion of the structure and a second lead extendable along the second portion of the repair strap adjacent the second portion of the structure, the plurality of leads being deformable by physical deformation of at least one of the repair strap or the structure, the electrical signal being generated in response to deformation of one of the plurality of leads;
a communication interface electrically coupled to the sensor, the electrical signal generated by the sensor being receivable by the communication interface, the communication interface configured to transmit signals to a remote electronic device via a public or private communication network.

US Pat. No. 10,458,132

STRING GROOVE MASONRY CLAMP

1. A string groove masonry clamp apparatus for clamping a string, comprising:a clamp body;
the clamp body including a first clamp side;
the clamp body including a second clamp side pivotally connected to the first clamp side;
a string positioning guide connected to the first clamp side;
the string positioning guide including a guide body including an inner end contact face and an inner side contact face, the inner side contact face including a front edge face positioned distally beyond the second clamp side, and the inner end contact face defining a block top string groove.

US Pat. No. 10,458,131

APPARATUSES AND METHODS FOR PROVIDING HIGH ELECTRICAL RESISTANCE FOR AERIAL WORK PLATFORM COMPONENTS

TIME MANUFACTURING COMPAN...

1. A method for providing high electrical resistance for an upper control assembly of an aerial lift, the upper control assembly comprising control handles coupled to a control panel that comprises a valve assembly and fluid lines directing hydraulic fluid into and out of a plurality of control valves incorporated within the valve assembly, the method comprising:interposing an isolation member between, i) the fluid lines and ii) a set of fluid conduits that extend from the upper control assembly towards a fluid tank disposed on a lower portion of the hydraulic aerial lift that is electrically connected to ground; and
coupling the isolation member to the upper control assembly, wherein the isolation member comprises a manifold, a first set of fittings and a second set of fittings;
wherein the manifold is constructed of material that: i) conducts no more than 400 microamperes at 40 kV AC and no more than 56 microamperes at 56 kV DC, and ii) has a plurality of through-holes configured to allow and withstand hydraulic fluid or pneumatic gas to flow through the isolation member into and out of the fluid lines and conduits at: a) a rate of 6 gpm, b) pressure between 3000 psi and 6000 psi, and c) a temperature between ?40 F and 200 F;
wherein the manifold includes a first face and a second face such that each of the plurality of through-holes extends from the first face to the second face so as to allow the hydraulic fluid or pneumatic gas to flow through the isolation member;
wherein the first set of fittings is coupled to the first face of the manifold and to the fluid lines in the upper control assembly, wherein each one of the first set of fittings is configured to direct flow of the hydraulic fluid from one of the fluid lines into the isolation member or to direct flow of the hydraulic fluid from the isolation member into one other of the fluid lines;
wherein the second set of fittings is coupled to the second face of the manifold and to the fluid conduits, wherein each one of the second set of fittings is configured to direct flow of the hydraulic fluid from one of the fluid conduits into the isolation member or to direct flow of the hydraulic fluid from the isolation member into one other of the fluid conduits
wherein the first and second sets of fittings, the fluid lines, the valve assembly, and the fluid conduits are substantially electrically conductive, and the isolation member substantially isolates the first set of fittings, the fluid lines, and the upper control assembly from the second set of fittings, the fluid conduits, and the lower portion of the hydraulic aerial lift, wherein the upper control assembly is electrically isolated from all electrically connected sources disposed at the lower portion of the hydraulic aerial lift that are electrically connected to the ground; and
wherein the material is selected from the group consisting of a plastic, ceramic and glass material.

US Pat. No. 10,458,128

LOOSEFILL INSULATION BLOWING MACHINE WITH A DISTRIBUTION AIRSTREAM HAVING A VARIABLE FLOW RATE

Owens Corning Intellecuta...

1. A machine for distributing loosefill insulation material from a package of compressed loosefill insulation material, the machine comprising:a chute having an inlet end and an outlet end, the inlet end configured to receive compressed loosefill insulation material;
a lower unit having:
a shredding chamber configured to receive the compressed loosefill insulation material from the outlet end of the chute, the shredding chamber including a plurality of shredders and at least one agitator configured to shred, pick apart and condition the loosefill insulation material thereby forming conditioned loosefill insulation material, the at least one agitator having an actual rotational speed;
a discharge mechanism mounted to receive the conditioned loosefill insulation material exiting the shredding chamber, the discharge mechanism configured to distribute the conditioned loosefill insulation material into a distribution airstream;
a blower configured to provide the distribution airstream flowing through the discharge mechanism, the blower driven by a blower motor;
an airflow sensor positioned upstream from the blower motor and configured to measure an actual airflow into the blower motor;
a control panel configured to direct operating characteristics of the machine and further configured to compare an actual insulation mass flow rate using the measured actual airflow and the actual rotational speed of the agitator to a theoretical insulation mass flow rate for a selected mode;
wherein a flow rate of the distribution airstream is varied by control of the rotational speed of the blower motor as directed by the control panel thereby varying the density, coverage and thermal insulative value of the distributed loosefill insulation material until such point that the theoretical insulation mass flow rate and the actual insulation mass flow rate agree.

US Pat. No. 10,458,126

FLOOR COVERING

TOLI CORPORATION, Itami-...

1. A floor covering comprising:a floor covering main body and a surface layer provided on the floor covering main body,
wherein the surface layer comprises a thermoplastic resin and a plasticizer component in an amount of from 20 to 50 parts by mass based on 100 parts by mass of the thermoplastic resin,
wherein the plasticizer component comprises a mixture of diethylene glycol dibenzoate and dipropylene glycol dibenzoate in an amount of from 30 to 40% by mass, di-2-ethylhexyl phthalate in an amount of from 50 to 60% by mass, and dioctyl adipate in an amount of 10 to 20% by mass, and each of said recited amounts is relative to the total mass of the plasticizer component.

US Pat. No. 10,458,121

GUTTER GUARD BARRIER

GutterGlove, Inc., Rosev...

1. A gutter debris preclusion system for attachment to a gutter and roof, comprising:a gutter debris preclusion device wider than a width of a prospective gutter, having a roof side and gutter side, the roof side extending beyond a roof side edge of the prospective gutter and being configured for attachment to a prospective roof, the gutter side having a contact portion running along a length of the device comprising;
a solid, non-porous lip whose bottom surface is substantially flax; and
a drip leg joined to the lip, the drip leg extending downward into the prospective gutter,
wherein the lip and drip leg and are proximal to a lip of the prospective gutter,
wherein the device spans an open face of the protective gutter and extends at least one of onto or over the prospective gutter lip, wherein the lip is parallel to a top surface of the prospective gutter lip and covers an entirety of the prospective gutter lip when placed thereupon; and
a double-sided adhesive tape pre-attached to an entire length of the contact portion and, upon application of the device, a bottom surface of the adhesive tape is attached to the prospective gutter lip,
wherein the adhesive tape secures the contact portion of the gutter debris preclusion device to the prospective gutter lip and forms a seal therebetween, and prevents galvanic corrosion between the gutter preclusion device and the prospective gutter.

US Pat. No. 10,458,120

METAL ROOFING SYSTEM WITH HOOK-ENDED ROOFING SHEETS AND MATING HOLD-DOWNS

Xiuming Zhang, Winnipeg ...

1. A roofing system comprising:a plurality of roofing sheets each having an outer perimeter composed of four perimeter edges, including a fastening edge and a hooking edge that lie opposite one another, and two side edges that lie opposite one another and span between to the hooking and fastening edges, wherein the sheet is bent under itself at the hooking edge to form a hooking portion reaching back toward the fastening edge; and
a plurality of hold-downs defined separately of the roofing sheets and configured for later securement thereto only during fastening of said hold-downs onto a roof, each hold-down having a fastening end, an opposing hooking end, a hold-down dimension measured therebetween, and a plurality fastening apertures penetrating through the hold-down at locations distributed along an outer edge of the hold-down that denotes the fastening end thereof, said plurality of fastening apertures including some fastening apertures situated nearer to said outer edge of the hold down than others of said fastening apertures, said hold-down dimension being lesser than a sheet dimension measured between the fastening and hooking edges of each roofing sheet;
wherein:
with a sole exception of the hooking edge at which the sheet is bent under itself, each roofing sheet is of entirely flat planar form, thus being flat and planar at both of the two side edges and at the fastening edge; and
each hold-down is of entirely flat and planar form.

US Pat. No. 10,458,113

BUILDING ASSEMBLY STRUCTURE

LEOPLE, Inc., Nonsan-si,...

1. A building assembly structure comprising:a coupling block fixed on the ground or to a frame so as to fix and extend the frame, wherein the coupling block comprises:
a body having a first through-hole passing through upper and lower portions thereof;
a connection member coupled to a lower portion of the first through-hole, and having a second through-hole formed therein, wherein the connection member has a cut portion formed on an outer peripheral surface thereof;
a fixing plate coupled to the connection member so as to be located on the lower portion of the body, and having a fixing protrusion protruding from a side thereof;
a vibration-proof pad coupled to the upper portion of the body in order to absorb load and shocks applied from above;
a bracket installed so as to be vertically movable along the outer peripheral surface of the connection member, and protruding to an upper portion of the vibration-proof pad;
a shock absorption plate coupled to an upper end of the bracket, and located on the upper portion of the vibration-proof pad; and
a buffer member inserted into the cut portion so as to absorb shocks when the bracket moves vertically.

US Pat. No. 10,458,105

MAGNETIC SINK INSERT

1. A magnetic sink insert, comprising:a first ring including an upper portion and a lower portion, the first ring including an outer wall and an interior wall defining an opening;
wherein the interior wall is a continuously smooth surface;
wherein the interior wall defines an uninterrupted open space through which material is able to flow;
wherein an inner diameter of the upper portion is equal to an inner diameter of the lower portion;
wherein an outer diameter of the upper portion is greater than an outer diameter of the lower portion;
wherein the first ring includes a magnetic material;
wherein the lower portion is configured to removably engage a sink drain.

US Pat. No. 10,458,103

FAUCET ASSEMBLY

Guangzhou Seagull Kitchen...

1. A faucet assembly, comprising:a water supply pipeline, which comprises a water outlet pipeline section and a water inlet pipeline section connected to each other, wherein the water inlet pipeline section contains a throat section with a cross sectional diameter smaller than that of the rest of the water inlet pipeline section;
a shell, which is made of hard materials and wrapped around the throat section, so as to define a space that contains air around the throat section, while the throat section has an opening to the space;
a flexible membrane wrapping layer, which is made of elastic materials and is hermetically sealed on an inner side of the shell, so that the space that contains air has an elastic, retractable and sealed boundary;
a heater, which is connected in series to the water inlet pipeline section and is positioned upstream of the shell along the water outlet direction, to heat the water that is about to flow into the throat section;
another water inlet pipeline section, which is also connected to the water outlet pipeline section, such that water coming from the water inlet pipeline section and water coming from the another water inlet pipeline section both flow into the water outlet pipeline section, wherein the another water inlet pipeline section also contains an another throat section with a cross sectional diameter smaller than that of the rest of the another water inlet pipeline section;
another shell, which is made of hard materials and wrapped around the another throat section, so as to define an another space that contains air around the another throat section, while the another throat section has an opening to the another space; and
another flexible membrane wrapping layer, which is made of elastic materials and is hermetically sealed on the inner side of the another shell, so that the another space that contains air has an elastic, retractable and sealed boundary,
wherein the another water inlet pipeline section does not have a heater.

US Pat. No. 10,458,101

EDGE WEAR PROTECTOR SYSTEM

Makuri Technology Pte. Lt...

1. An edge wear protector system adapted to be attached to a bucket of earth moving equipment, the bucket comprising a base plate and a side plate connected to the base plate, the edge wear protector system comprising:a first member attachable to the base plate, the first member comprising an attaching side adapted to connect to the base plate when the first member is attached to the base plate, a proximal side and a distal side opposite the proximal side, wherein the first member comprises a plug channel adapted to receive a plug weld therein and the plug channel of the first member extends linearly across the attaching side of the first member and spaced parallelly from the proximal side of the first member, wherein the first member comprises an opening adapted to provide access to the plug channel of the first member for welding of the plug weld of the first member;
a second member attachable to the side plate, the second member comprising an attaching side adapted to connect to the side plate when the second member is attached to the side plate, and a connecting side at an end of the second member, wherein the connecting side is adapted to be connected to the attaching side of the first member, wherein the second member comprises a plug channel adapted to receive a plug weld therein and the plug channel of the second member extends linearly along the intersection of the attaching side of the second member and the connecting side of the second member; and
wherein the first member is connectable to the second member and the plug channel of the first member is connected to the plug channel of the second member, wherein, the plug weld, when welded to the plug channel of the second member is adapted to secure the second member to the first member and both the first member and the second member to the bucket.

US Pat. No. 10,458,100

ADAPTER SYSTEM FOR ATTACHING COMPONENTS TO DIFFERENTLY SIZED BASE EDGES

Caterpillar Inc., Peoria...

1. A shim for use with a wear member, the shim comprising:a flat body that defines:
a first aperture that includes a closed end and an open end, wherein the first aperture is defined by at least three surfaces including two side surfaces and at least one surface that defines the closed end and that further defines a surface normal that points toward the open end;
a second aperture that includes a closed end and an open end, wherein the second aperture is defined by at least three surfaces including two side surfaces and at least one surface that defines the closed end and that further defines a surface normal that points toward the open end;
wherein the surface normal of the first aperture forms an angle with the surface normal of the second aperture that is greater than zero degrees;
wherein the body includes a spine portion that is disposed between the apertures and wherein the spine defines a sweep axis for the body of the shim and wherein the spine changes direction along the sweep axis that also changes direction; and
wherein the body defines a third aperture that is similarly configured as the first aperture and a fourth aperture that is similarly configured as the second aperture wherein the first aperture is disposed on the same side of the spine as the third aperture and the second aperture is disposed on the same side of the spine as the fourth aperture.

US Pat. No. 10,458,090

SOIL DISPLACEMENT PILES

HUBBELL POWER SYSTEMS, IN...

1. A soil displacement assembly forming a portion of a pile that is intended to be driven into soil and remain in the soil to support a structural load, the soil displacement assembly comprising:an upper helical plate having a central opening defining an inner edge portion, and an outer edge portion;
a lower helical plate having a central opening defining an inner edge portion, and an outer edge portion, the lower helical plate being independent of the upper helical plate and spaced a predefined distance from the upper helical plate along a longitudinal axis of the soil displacement assembly such that the upper and lower helical plates do not overlap; and
at least one curved soil displacement plate having a first edge portion attached to the upper helical plate and a second edge portion attached to the lower helical plate such that a convex surface of the at least one curved soil displacement plate forming a soil contacting surface extends from the inner edge portions of the upper helical plate and the lower helical plate to the outer edge portions of the upper helical plate and the lower helical plate, and is oriented to contact soil when the soil displacement assembly is driven into the soil to displace the soil from the inner edge portions of the upper helical plate and the lower helical plate toward the outer edge portions of the upper helical plate and the lower helical plate so as to create a cavity in the soil.

US Pat. No. 10,458,089

HELICAL PILE WITH CUTTING TIP

HUBBELL INCORPORATED, Sh...

1. A lead for a helical pile, the lead comprising:a shaft having an end portion and a head portion, wherein the head portion is configured to connect to a helical pile extension or a pile drive system, and wherein the end portion includes a short end on a first side of the shaft and a long end on a second side of the shaft that is opposite the first side such that a bottom surface of the shaft is sloped from the short end to the long end;
at least one load bearing helical plate attached at the end portion of the shaft; and
a cutting tip including:
a mounting portion secured to an exterior of the long end of the end portion of the shaft; anda body portion extending from the mounting portion and below the bottom surface of the shaft, the body portion having a cutting bit and a cutting body area adjacent the cutting bit, the cutting body area having a front portion adjacent the cutting bit and a rear portion spaced from the front portion by a pair of side walls, wherein the pair of side walls are tapered from the front portion to the rear portion such that a cross-sectional thickness between the sidewalls at the front portion is greater than a cross-sectional thickness between the sidewalls at the rear portion, the cutting bit having a front surface and a bottom surface, the bottom surface of the cutting bit extending below the front portion of the cutting body area and being tapered from the front surface of the cutting bit to the front portion of the cutting body area.

US Pat. No. 10,458,081

WORK ATTACHMENT FOR MOTOR GRADER

Caterpillar Inc., Peoria...

1. A work attachment for a motor grader comprising:a moldboard defining a plurality of first apertures; and
a trip edge assembly removably coupled to the moldboard, the trip edge assembly comprising:
a trip edge structure including:
a first plate having a first end portion and a second end portion opposite the first end portion,
a second plate that extends from a first side of the first plate at the second end portion of the first plate, and
a third plate that extends from a fourth end of the second plate opposite a third end of the second plate from which the second plate extends from the first side of the first plate;
a pivoting mechanism configured to pivot the third plate of the trip edge assembly in a first direction with respect to the moldboard and the second plate when the trip edge assembly encounters an object in a drive path of the motor grader; and
a mounting structure welded to the first plate, the mounting structure defining a plurality of second apertures,
wherein the plurality of second apertures are aligned with the plurality of first apertures to receive mechanical fasteners to removably couple the trip edge assembly with the moldboard.

US Pat. No. 10,458,080

GANGWAY HAVING POSITION LOCKING ASSEMBLY

Safe Rack LLC, Andrews, ...

1. A gangway comprising:a fixed platform;
a support structure connected to the fixed platform in a manner that allows the support structure to rotate with respect to the fixed platform; and
a releasable position locking assembly that inhibits rotation of said support structure in a raising direction, said releasable locking assembly including a closed-loop fluid arrangement.

US Pat. No. 10,458,072

METHOD FOR RENEWAL OF A TRACK

1. A method for renewal of a track, the method comprising the following steps:a) pivotably mounting a crane jib on a gantry crane having a first end supported on a track by vertically adjustable supporting devices, picking up a plurality of old track panels by using the crane jib projecting over the track from a train end of an on-track work train, and placing the old track panels on the work train, to create a renewal gap delimited by a gap beginning and a gap end and to expose ballast;
b) after the renewal gap has reached a desired maximum length, using the crane jib to introduce new ballast pre-deposited on the work train into the gap end of the renewal gap and grading the ballast;
c) placing a new track panel pre-deposited on the work train upon the graded ballast at the gap end by using the crane jib; and
d) moving the work train on the new track panel in a direction towards the renewal gap, and then repeating the introduction of ballast and the subsequent placement of a new track panel according to steps b) and c) until reaching the gap beginning.

US Pat. No. 10,458,064

STRANDED CONDUCTOR AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING STRANDED CONDUCTOR

FURUKAWA ELECTRIC CO., LT...

1. A stranded conductor, comprising:an inner layer portion; and
an outermost layer disposed outside of and concentrically with the inner layer portion,
wherein the inner layer portion and outermost layer comprise a plurality of filaments stranded together such that the plurality of filaments comprises a plurality of softened filaments made of an aluminum material and identical to one another and includes a filament disposed along a center of the stranded conductor and a predetermined number of filaments disposed around and concentrically with the center, the inner layer portion includes six filaments of the filaments disposed around and concentrically with the center, and twelve filaments of the filaments disposed around and concentrically with the center and the six filaments, and a lay length is from 8.6 times to 22.0 times a conductor diameter of the stranded conductor, the outermost layer is formed of eighteen filaments of the filaments, an outer layer lay length with which the outermost layer is stranded is from 6.8 times to 22.7 times the conductor diameter, and an inner layer lay length of the inner layer portion in a state in which the outermost layer is formed is a value determined by Equation (1),
where P1 represents an inner layer lay length prior to formation of the outermost layer, P2 represents the outer layer lay length, and P3 represents the inner layer lay length in the state in which the outermost layer is formed.

US Pat. No. 10,458,058

90 DEGREE ADJUSTABLE CLOSE ELBOW

Lambro Industries, Inc., ...

1. A rotatable 90 degree fixed elbow connector for a dryer exhaust assembly, comprising:a first body half having a concave inner surface and a convex outer surface and a second body half having a concave inner surface and a convex outer surface and generally being a mirror image of said first body half, said first and second body halves being connected together to collectively form a hollow, tubular 90 degree fixed elbow body defining a channel therebetween and wherein said elbow body has a first open end and an opposite second open end disposed 90 degrees to said first open end;
a generally ring-shaped first collar having an inner end that is rotatably connected to said first end of said elbow body to permit said first collar to rotate 360 degrees relative to said elbow body and said first collar having an opposite outer end which is configured and dimensioned to connect to a dryer exhaust vent; and
a generally ring-shaped second collar having an inner end that is rotatably connected to said second end of said elbow body to permit said second collar to rotate 360 degrees relative to said elbow body and said second collar having an opposite outer end which is configured and dimensioned to connect to a dryer exhaust duct.

US Pat. No. 10,458,057

CLOTHES DRYER WITH A FOAM SEAL

Whirlpool Corporation, B...

1. A clothes dryer comprising:a cabinet defining an interior and having a first bulkhead at least partially defining an access opening to the interior;
a rotating drum having a first edge defining a first drum opening; and
a composite seal located between the first bulkhead and the first edge, the composite seal receiving the first edge and having a foam layer comprising memory foam and confronting the first bulkhead and a low-friction layer having a coefficient of kinetic friction less than 0.3, with the low-friction layer confronting and receiving the first edge.

US Pat. No. 10,458,049

CONTINUOUS BORON NITRIDE NANOTUBE YARNS AND METHODS OF PRODUCTION

University of New Hampshi...

1. A continuous boron nitride nanotube yarn comprising:a plurality of boron-nitride nanotubes made using a continuous process, the plurality of boron-nitride nanotubes including a first boron-nitride nanotube and a second boron-nitride nanotube, the first and second boron-nitride nanotubes each have an aspect ratio of greater than 100,000:1 and each forming a helix around a common axis wherein the first and second boron-nitride nanotubes each have a pitch angle between 5° and 50°, thereby forming a continuous boron nitride nanotube yarn having a length greater than 1 m.

US Pat. No. 10,458,045

BRUSH WITH MAGNETIC FILAMENTS

HCT ASIA LTD., Hong Kong...

1. A cosmetic brush for simultaneously applying a skincare product and magnetic therapy comprising:an elongate handle having first and second ends and a longitudinal axis extending therebetween;
a cosmetic applicator coupled to the first end of the handle and extending substantially parallel to the longitudinal axis, the cosmetic applicator comprising a plurality of supple natural fibers infused with a permanently magnetic material; and
a magnet disposed in the handle;
wherein the cosmetic applicator has a magnetic character comprising first and second magnetic fields, wherein the second magnetic field supplements the first magnetic field.

US Pat. No. 10,458,042

CALCIUM FLUORIDE MEMBER, METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME, AND METHOD FOR PRESSURE-BONDING CALCIUM FLUORIDE CRYSTAL

NIKON CORPORATION, Tokyo...

1. A method of producing a calcium fluoride member, the method comprising:pressure-bonding together a first member made from monocrystalline calcium fluoride and a second member made from monocrystalline or polycrystalline calcium fluoride.

US Pat. No. 10,458,037

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PRODUCING ANTI-WETTING STRUCTURES ON METALLIC SURFACES

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. A method comprising:introducing a metallic object to an electrochemical solution, wherein the metallic object has a surface;
introducing a cathode to the electrochemical solution;
attaching an anode to the metallic object;
generating microscale roughness on the metallic object by applying a first electric potential between the cathode and anode, such that selective electrochemical etching of the surface of the metallic object occurs, wherein the selective etching etches grain boundaries at the surface of the metallic object, the grain boundaries defining grain faces; and
subsequent to generating the microscale roughness on the metallic object, generating nanoscale roughness on the grain faces by applying a second electrical potential between the cathode and anode, the second electrical potential being less than or equal to approximately 2.4 volts and the first electrical potential being less than the second electrical potential.

US Pat. No. 10,458,035

ANODIZATION OF BONDED ASSEMBLY

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPO...

1. A method of anodizing a bonded assembly, comprising:attaching a first electrode to a first component of the bonded assembly, the bonded assembly comprising:
the first component,
a second component bonded to the first component, and
an adhesive bonding the second component to the first component, wherein the adhesive comprises an electrically insulating material, and wherein the second component is electrically isolated from the first component;
attaching a second electrode to the second component of the bonded assembly, wherein attaching the second electrode to the second component comprises contacting the second component with a first arm of the second electrode, and disposing an insulator between a second arm of the second electrode and the first component, and wherein the second electrode clamps against the bonded assembly such that the first arm of the second electrode applies pressure against the second component in a first direction and the second arm of the second electrode applies pressure against the first component in a second direction opposite the first direction; and
forming a first oxide layer on the first component and a second oxide layer on the second component.

US Pat. No. 10,458,034

ANODIZING TREATMENT METHOD AND STRUCTURE OF INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

Suzuki Motor Corporation,...

1. A structure of an internal combustion engine, comprising at least:a first anodic oxide coating on a surface of an aluminum-based material constituting a combustion chamber in an internal combustion engine; and
a second anodic oxide coating on a surface of the first anodic oxide coating,
wherein the first anodic oxide coating has more pores therein than the second anodic oxide coating, and a film thickness of the first anodic oxide coating is greater than a film thickness of the second anodic oxide coating,
wherein the film thickness of the second anodic oxide coating is 10 ?m to 100 ?m, and a total film thickness of the first anodic oxide coating and the second anodic oxide coating is greater than or equal to 50 ?m, and
wherein the second anodic oxide coating has a random orientation by AC-DC superimposition electrolysis.

US Pat. No. 10,458,028

METHOD FOR ELECTROCHEMICAL AMMONIA SYNTHESIS USING SINGLE-CRYSTALLINE METAL CATALYST

Korea Institute of Scienc...

1. An electrochemical reactor for ammonia synthesis which comprises a cathode, an anode and an electrolyte,wherein the cathode comprises a single-crystalline metal thin film on the surface thereof,
wherein the metal is Cu, Ag or an alloy thereof,
wherein the single-crystalline metal thin film has a root-mean square roughness of 0.1-1 nm, as analyzed by atomic force microscopy (AFM),
wherein the single-crystalline metal thin film has a thickness of 50-300 nm, and
wherein most of the surface of the single-crystalline metal thin film comprises (111) crystal surface and other (100) and (220) crystal surfaces are not substantially exposed on the surface.

US Pat. No. 10,458,023

LANTHANUM MOLYBDATE ABRADABLE COATINGS, THEIR METHODS OF FORMATION AND USE

General Electric Company,...

1. A coated turbine shroud comprising, a turbine shroud defining a surface and an abradable coating on the surface of the turbine shroud having the formula: La2-xAxMo2-y-y?WyBy?O9-?, forming a crystalline structure, wherein:A comprises Li, Na, K, Rb, Cs, Sc, Y, Ce, Pr, Nd, Pm, Sm, Eu, Gd, Tb, Dy, Ho, Er, Tm, Yb, Lu, Th, Be, Mg, Ca, Sr, Ba, Cu, Bi, Cd, Zn, Ag, Au, Pt, Ir, Rh, Ru, Pd, or combinations thereof;
0 0 B comprises Ta, Nb, V, Fe, Cr, Mn, Co, Ni, Sn, Ga, Al, Re, In, S, or combinations thereof;
0?y??about 0.2, wherein the sum of y and y? is about 0.01 to about 1.6; and
0???about 0.2.

US Pat. No. 10,458,019

FILM DEPOSITION APPARATUS HAVING A PERIPHERAL SPIRAL GAS CURTAIN

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RES...

1. A film deposition apparatus having a peripheral gas curtain that prolongs reaction gas residence time, comprising:a process chamber defining a processing space and having two sides in which are defined respective side openings;
a first gas showerhead unit arranged proximate to a top portion of the process chamber, having a reaction gas supply chamber that receives reaction gas provided through a top portion of the first gas showerhead unit, and having a gas distribution plate, in which are defined a plurality of gas through holes provided in a bottom portion of the first gas showerhead unit in line with center portions of the respective side openings of the process chamber through which the reaction gas is injected from the reaction gas supply chamber into the processing space of the process chamber as a vertically downward flow to form a reaction gas region;
a substrate platform disposed within the processing space below the respective side openings of the process chamber, configured to be movable up and down, and arranged to receive a substrate on which a film is to be deposited and to expose the substrate to the reaction gas within the reaction gas region;
a vacuum pump connected to said respective side openings of the process chamber to cause a vacuum negative pressure to build inside the processing space of the process chamber;
a second gas showerhead unit arranged proximate to the top portion of the process chamber, circumferentially surrounding a periphery of the first gas showerhead unit, having a buffer gas chamber that receives buffer gas provided in a top portion of the buffer gas chamber, and having a gas curtain distribution plate, in which is defined a plurality of buffer gas through holes, provided in a bottom portion of the buffer gas chamber in line with center portions of the respective side openings of the process chamber through which the buffer gas is injected into the processing space of the process chamber as said peripheral gas curtain which surrounds the periphery of the reaction gas region in a manner effective to maintain the vertically downward flow of the reaction gas and reduce removal of the reaction gas due to the vacuum negative pressure caused by the vacuum pump so as to prolong reaction gas residence time; and
a circulation cooling unit, disposed at a position between the first gas showerhead unit and the second gas showerhead unit and surrounding the periphery of the first gas showerhead unit;
wherein the plurality of buffer gas through holes defined in the gas curtain distribution plate is a plurality of oblique through holes, each oblique through hole of the plurality of oblique through holes being inwardly inclined toward the processing space of the process chamber, and the peripheral gas curtain being a spiral gas curtain, and
wherein each oblique through hole of the plurality of oblique through holes has a cross section that is a circle or a slit.

US Pat. No. 10,457,997

PROCESSING OF HOT STAMPED PARTS

MAGNA INTERNATIONAL INC.,...

1. A method of forming a part, comprising the steps of:providing a blank delimited by at least one peripheral edge and formed of a steel material;
heating the blank to a predetermined temperature;
forming the heated blank to a predetermined geometry;
the forming step including quenching the blank to form martensite in the blank;
the quenching step including limiting the amount of martensite formed in at least one select area completely spaced from the at least one peripheral edge of the blank by other areas of the blank having more martensite than the at least one select area; and
forming at least one hole in the at least one select area of the blank.

US Pat. No. 10,457,996

NANOCRYSTALLINE BAINITIC STEELS, SHAFTS, GAS TURBINE ENGINES, AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURING NANOCRYSTALLINE BAINITIC STEELS

ROLLS-ROYCE plc, London ...

1. A nanocrystalline bainitic steel consisting of, by weight percentage:0.3% to 0.6% carbon;
9.0% to 20.0% nickel;
up to 10% cobalt;
1.0% to 4.5% aluminium;
up to 0.5% molybdenum;
up to 0.5% manganese;
up to 0.5% tungsten;
up to 3.0% chromium,
a plurality of nickel aluminide intermetallic particles formed from said nickel and aluminium; and
the balance being iron and impurities.

US Pat. No. 10,457,984

MASSIVE PARALLEL METHOD FOR DECODING DNA AND RNA

THE TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA ...

1. A cytosine deoxyribonucleotide analogue having the structure:
wherein R (a) represents a small, chemically cleavable, chemical group capping the oxygen at the 3? position of the deoxyribose of the deoxyribonucleotide analogue, (b) does not interfere with recognition of the analogue as a substrate by a DNA polymerase, (c) is stable during a DNA polymerase reaction, (d) does not contain a ketone group, and (e) is not a —CH2CH?CH2 group;
wherein OR is not a methoxy group or an ester group;
wherein the covalent bond between the 3?-oxygen and R is stable during a DNA polymerase reaction;
wherein tag represents a detectable fluorescent moiety;
wherein Y represents a chemically cleavable, chemical linker which (a) does not interfere with recognition of the analogue as a substrate by a DNA polymerase and (b) is stable during a DNA polymerase reaction; and
wherein the cytosine deoxyribonucleotide analogue:
i) is recognized as a substrate by a DNA polymerase,
ii) is incorporated at the end of a growing strand of DNA during a DNA polymerase reaction,
iii) produces a 3?-OH group on the deoxyribose upon cleavage of R,
iv) no longer includes a tag on the base upon cleavage of Y, and
v) is capable of forming hydrogen bonds with guanine or a guanine nucleotide analogue.

US Pat. No. 10,457,971

METHOD OF MAKING AN ELECTROCHEMICAL SENSOR STRIP

ASCENSIA DIABETES CARE HO...

1. A method of making an electrochemical sensor strip, the method comprising:depositing a first electrode on a base;
depositing a second electrode on the base;
applying a first reagent layer onto the first electrode, the first reagent layer comprising an electroactive organic molecule and an oxidoreductase configured to facilitate a redox reaction of an analyte; and
applying a second reagent layer onto the second electrode, the second reagent layer consisting essentially of a redox pair comprising a first soluble redox species and a second soluble redox species, the redox pair being selected from a group consisting of an organotransition metal complex, a transition metal coordination complex, and mixtures thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,457,904

MINIATURIZED CONTINUOUS-FLOW FERMENTING APPARATUS

Iowa State University Res...

1. A miniaturized, continuous flow beverage fermenting apparatus, comprising:a housing comprising a first plate and a second plate, said first plate including a recessed channel, said recessed channel having a floor and opposing sidewalls defining the recessed channel;
a hydrophilic membrane generally adjacent the first plate;
a second membrane generally adjacent the second plate, wherein the second membrane comprises a hydrophobic membrane or a solid, non-porous membrane; and
a polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) layer around the outer perimeters of the first and second plates and positioned generally between the plates;
wherein the hydrophilic and second membranes are separated to allow yeast to be positioned therebetween;
wherein said second plate comprising a plurality of exhaust apertures therethrough; and
wherein the recessed channel of the first plate is serpentine-shaped.

US Pat. No. 10,457,885

COATING FILM, MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR SAME, AND PVD DEVICE

NIPPON ITF, INC., Kyoto ...

1. A coating film, coated on a substrate surface, whereinthe coating film has a hard carbon that presents relatively black and white when observed in a cross-sectional bright-field TEM image,
a mesh-shaped hard carbon layer is formed using a PVD method, wherein the mesh-shaped hard carbon layer is that white-colored hard carbon in a mesh shape extending in the thickness direction and black-colored hard carbon dispersed into the cavities in the mesh,
the ID/IG ratio is 1-6 when the mesh-shaped hard carbon layer is measured using Raman spectroscopy, said ratio being the ratio of the Raman spectrum D band peak area intensity and G band peak area intensity, wherein
the white-colored hard carbon in a mesh shape extending in the thickness direction displays an amorphous scattering pattern in electron beam diffraction,
the mesh-shaped hard carbon layer further has a lower non-mesh-shaped hard carbon layer,
the lower hard carbon layer displays a color darker than the white-colored hard carbon in a mesh shape extending in the thickness direction in the bright-field TEM image,
the mesh-shaped hard carbon layer grows to be fan-shaped from the lower hard carbon layer, and
the fan-shaped growing starts with the white-colored hard carbon.

US Pat. No. 10,457,879

BLOCKAGE-FREE WATER OVERFLOW FROM THE WATER JACKET OF A QUENCHER INTO THE QUENCHING CHAMBER

Siemens Aktiengesellschaf...

1. A device for cooling hot raw gas and slag from the entrained-flow gasification of liquid and solid fuels at temperatures of the raw gas of from 1200 to 1800° C. and pressures of up to 10 MPa, comprising:a quenching chamber arranged below a gasification reactor,
an inner jacket which delimits the quenching chamber arranged in a pressure-bearing container wall in such a way that an annular gap is formed between the container wall and the inner jacket,
a feed of cooling water provided via a connection piece at a lower end of the annular gap in such a way that said cooling water rises upward in the annular gap, and
at least one quenching lance which has a quenching nozzle, which is encased by a sleeve, for injecting cooling water into the quenching chamber and which is arranged in such a way that it penetrates through the container wall and the inner jacket,
wherein the sleeve has an opening for discharge of the cooling water from the annular gap into the quenching chamber at a point where it extends in the annular gap.

US Pat. No. 10,457,878

PROCESS FOR RECOVERING HYDROCRACKED EFFLUENT

UOP LLC, Des Plaines, IL...

1. A hydroprocessing process comprising:hydrocracking a diesel feed stream in a hydrocracking reactor with a hydrogen stream over hydrocracking catalyst to provide a hydrocracked stream;
separating said hydroprocessed effluent stream in a separator to provide a vaporous hydrocracked stream and a liquid hydrocracked stream;
fractionating the liquid hydrocracked stream in a first fractionation column to provide a first overhead stream comprising LPG and light naphtha and a first bottoms stream comprising heavy naphtha and kerosene;
fractionating the first overhead stream in a second fractionation column to provide a second overhead stream comprising LPG and a second bottoms stream comprising light naphtha;
fractionating the first bottoms stream in a third fractionation column to provide a third overhead stream comprising heavy naphtha and the second bottoms stream comprising distillate; and
heat exchanging the third overhead stream with a boilup stream taken from the second bottoms stream to reboil the boilup stream and return it to the second fractionation column.

US Pat. No. 10,457,873

PROCESS FOR PRODUCING HIGH QUALITY BIO-OIL IN HIGH YIELD

Inaeris Technologies, LLC...

1. A process for converting a solid biomass material comprising minerals to a high quality bio-oil in high yield, said process comprising:(a) contacting said solid biomass with a solvent so as to dissolve at least part of the minerals present in said solid biomass, wherein said solvent comprises a phosphoric acid;
(b) at least partially removing said solvent from said solid biomass via a liquid/solid separation method to form a demineralized biomass;
(c) subjecting said demineralized biomass to a pretreatment step, wherein said pretreatment step comprises improving the accessibility of said demineralized biomass by opening the texture of the particles of said demineralized biomass, wherein said improving comprises heating said demineralized biomass to a temperature in the range of from 90 to 300° C. in an oxygen-free atmosphere to form a pretreated solid biomass; and
(d) subjecting at least a portion of said pretreated solid biomass to a pyrolysis step in a pyrolysis reactor and in the presence of a regenerated catalyst to produce a bio-oil having a Total Acid Number (TAN) of less than 30 and a used catalyst, wherein said bio-oil has a TAN of y and a yield of x, such that the ratio x/y is greater than 1.5; and
(e) regenerating said used catalyst in a regenerator to produce a flue gas and said regenerated catalyst.

US Pat. No. 10,457,871

COMPOUNDS AND LIQUID-CRYSTALLINE MEDIUM

MERCK PATENT GMBH, Darms...

1. A medium comprising one or more compounds of formula I in a concentration in the range from 1 ppm to 5,000 ppm,
in which
X1 is —O—, —(CO)—O—, —O—(CO)—, —O—(CO)—O—, —NH—, or —NH—(CO)—,
X2 is —O—, —(CO)—O—, —O—(CO)—, —O—(CO)—O—, or —NH—(CO)—,
Sp denotes straight-chain alkyl having 1 to 20 C atoms, also cycloalkyl, cycloalkylalkyl or alkylcycloalkyl, where one or more —CH2— groups in all these groups may each be replaced by —O— in such a way that no two O atoms in the molecule are connected directly to one another, and
R denotes straight-chain or branched alkyl having 1 to 10 C atoms, also cycloalkyl, cycloalkylalkyl or alkylcycloalkyl, where one or more —CH2— groups in all these groups may each be replaced by —O— in such a way that no two O atoms in the molecule are connected directly to one another.

US Pat. No. 10,457,867

BARK AND WOOD FIBER GROWING MEDIUM

Profile Products, L.L.C.,...

21. A growing medium comprising:about 100 weight % fibrous pine wood components,
wherein the growing medium has a dry bulk density of 12.01 to 20.02 kg/m3 and wet bulk density of about 120 kg/m3 or lower.

US Pat. No. 10,457,851

POLYMER FLOODING PROCESSES FOR VISCOUS OIL RECOVERY IN CARBONATE RESERVOIRS

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A method of recovering an oil from a carbonate reservoir formation, the method comprising the steps of:injecting a smart water/polymer slug into the carbonate reservoir formation,
wherein the smart water/polymer slug comprises a smart water and a polymer, wherein the smart water comprises a total dissolved solids of between 5,000 ppm and 7,000 ppm, wherein the total dissolved solids comprises salts, where the salts comprise a combination of sulfate, calcium, and magnesium ions, wherein the smart water comprises 300 ppm or less of divalent cations, wherein the smart water comprises 400 ppm or greater sulfates;
allowing the smart water/polymer slug to alter the wettability of the carbonate reservoir formation; and
injecting a seawater chase, wherein the seawater chase is operable to recover the oil from the carbonate reservoir formation.

US Pat. No. 10,457,849

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING SCALE FORMATION

STATOIL PETROLEUM AS, St...

1. A method of controlling scale formation in a hydrocarbon producing system, comprising:(i) injecting nanoparticles via a production well into said system to function as nuclei for scale growth, wherein said nanoparticles are nanoparticles comprising carbon functionalized with a polar group;
(ii) growing scale on said nanoparticles by attracting scaling ions to the polar group on the nanoparticle surface to produce nanoparticles comprising scale;
(iii) recovering production fluids comprising nanoparticles comprising scale;
(iv) washing said nanoparticles comprising scale with a scale dissolver to remove said scale; and
(v) reinjecting the descaled nanoparticles via said production well into said hydrocarbon producing system.

US Pat. No. 10,457,846

DATE PALM SEED-BASED LOST CIRCULATION MATERIAL (LCM)

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A method to control lost circulation in a lost circulation zone in a wellbore, comprising:introducing an altered drilling fluid into the well bore such that the altered drilling fluid contacts the lost circulation zone and reduces a rate of lost circulation into the lost circulation zone, where the altered drilling fluid comprises a drilling fluid and a lost circulation material (LCM), and where the LCM consists of a plurality of untreated particles consisting essentially of ground date palm seeds.

US Pat. No. 10,457,845

THERMALLY CONDUCTIVE RESIN MOLDED ARTICLE

Bando Chemical Industries...

1. A thermally conductive resin molded article comprising:a resin;
a thermally conductive filler oriented in a thickness direction of the thermally conductive resin molded article; and
an oil component in an amount of 8.0 to 25.8% by volume,
wherein the volumetric filling factor of the thermally conductive filler in the thermally conductive resin molded article is 20 to 80% by volume,
wherein the thermally conductive resin molded article is formed from a resin sheet precursor including the resin and the thermally conductive filler oriented in a surface direction of the resin sheet precursor, the resin sheet precursor being fused while being folded in a direction perpendicular to the surface direction, such that weld lines are formed which are oriented in the thickness direction of the thermally conductive resin molded article.

US Pat. No. 10,457,837

COATING COMPOSITION AND METHOD OF PREPARING THE SAME

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RES...

1. A coating composition, comprising: a polysilsesquioxane polymer modified organic resin represented by Formula (1):
wherein R1 is C3-12 epoxy group, C3-12 acrylate group, C3-12 alkylacryloxy group, C3-12 aminoalkyl group, C3-12 isocyanate-alkyl group, C3-12 alkylcarboxylic acid group, C3-12 alkyl halide group, C3-12 mercaptoalkyl group, C3-12 alkyl group, or C3-12 alkenyl group; R2 is half oxygen(O1/2), hydroxyl group, C1-8 alkyl group, or C1-8 alkoxy group; R3 is halide group, C1-8 alkyl halide group, C1-8 alkoxy group, C1-12 alkyl group, or C5-20 aromatic ring; R4 is hydrogen or C1-8 alkyl group; R5 is a modified or unmodified carbonyl compound moiety; n is a positive integer from 1 to 200; m is a positive integer from 10 to 500, and s is an integer from 0 to 250.

US Pat. No. 10,457,793

TIRE COMPRISING A COMPOSITION COMPRISING A POLYFUNCTIONAL ACRYLATE DERIVATIVE AND A PEROXIDE

COMPAGNIE GENERALE DES ET...

1. A tire comprising a rubber composition based on at least one diene elastomer, a reinforcing filler, a peroxide, and a polyfunctional acrylate derivative of formula (Ia) or (Ib):
in which R1, R2 and R3 independently represent a hydrogen atom or a C1-C7 hydrocarbon group selected from the group consisting of linear, branched or cyclic alkyls, aralkyl groups, alkylaryl groups and aryl groups and optionally interrupted by one or more heteroatoms, it being possible for R2 and R3 to together form a nonaromatic ring, n represents an integer having the value 1, 2 or 3 and, in the case of a polyfunctional acrylate derivative of formula (Ia), R4 represents a radical selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen atom, a methyl group, an ethyl group, a propyl group or an isopropyl group,
wherein the contents of polyfunctional acrylate derivative and of peroxide are such that the ratio of the content of polyfunctional acrylate derivative to the content of peroxide is greater than or equal to 6.

US Pat. No. 10,457,781

POLYMERIZED IN-SITU HYBRID SOLID ION-CONDUCTIVE COMPOSITIONS

Blue Current, Inc., Hayw...

1. A composition comprising:a solid organic phase comprising a solid cross-linked polymer matrix, wherein the solid organic phase has substantially no added salts and is not ionically conductive; and
ionically conductive inorganic particles in the organic phase,
wherein the ionically conductive inorganic particles are lithium-containing inorganic particles or sodium-containing inorganic particles, wherein the composition has an ionic conductivity of at least 10?4 S/cm at room temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,457,770

SURFACTANTS FOR POLYURETHANE FOAMS

Dow Global Technologies, ...

1. A surfactant having the formula:
where a is an integer from 1 to 10, b is an integer from 0 to 10, R1 is —CH3 or —H, n is an integer from 1 to 20, and R2 is a moiety selected from the group consisting of:
where m is an integer from 0 to 4.

US Pat. No. 10,457,693

ORGANOBORON COMPOUNDS AND METHODS OF MAKING ORGANOBORON COMPOUNDS

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVER...

1. A composition, comprising: a compound having a structure selected from the group consisting of:
wherein [B] is BX2(1 or 2), where X2 for BX2 is independently selected from: catecholate, pinacolate, ethylene glycolate, 1,3-propanediolate, N-methyliminodiacetate, 2,2?-azanediyldiethanolate, fluoride, chloride, bromide, hydrogen, hydroxide, acetate, 9-Borabicyclo[3.3.1]nonane (9-BBN), diisopinocampheyl (Ipc), or 1,8-diaminonaphthalene, each of which are substituted or unsubstituted;
wherein each of R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, and R7 is independently selected from: H, a carbonyl functional group (substituted or unsubstituted), a carbocycle group (substituted or unsubstituted), a heterocycle (substituted or unsubstituted), a halide, an alkyl group (cyclic or acyclic; substituted or unsubstituted), an alkenyl group (cyclic or acyclic; substituted or unsubstituted), CF3, CN, NO2, an aryl group (substituted or unsubstituted), a heteroaryl group (substituted or unsubstituted), a sulfonyl group, a boryl group, an ether group, a thioether group, a silyl group, an ester group, an amide group, an alkoxy group, a thiol group, an alcohol group, or an amine group; and
wherein n is 1 to 10;
wherein q is 1 to 3;
wherein a “curved line” between R groups represents a carbon chain or a hetero carbon chain;
wherein X1 is selected from the group consisting of: O, NR, S, or CR1R2, where each of R, R1, R2 for X1 is independently selected from: H, a carbonyl functional group, a carboxy group, a carbocycle group, a heterocycle, a halide, or an alkyl group, each of which is optionally substituted or unsubstituted; and
wherein X2 and X3 are independently selected from the group consisting of: O, S, or —C(O)O.

US Pat. No. 10,457,692

PYRIMIDO-DIAZEPINONE COMPOUNDS AND METHODS OF TREATING DISORDERS

DANA-FARBER CANCER INSTIT...

1. A compound of formula I:
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein,
A is a single bond or double bond;R? is H or alkyl;L is absent, S, SO, SO2, or CO;X is hydrogen;R1 is alkyl or alkenyl, each of which may be interrupted by 1 N atom, wherein R1 may be optionally substituted; or R1 is aryl, arylalkyl, heteroaryl, or carbocyclic, wherein R1 may be optionally substituted;R2 is hydrogen, optionally substituted alkyl, or optionally substituted cycloalkyl; andR6 is hydrogen or optionally substituted alkyl.

US Pat. No. 10,457,691

MACROCYCLIC KINASE INHIBITORS AND USES THEREOF

Dana-Farber Cancer Instit...

18. A pharmaceutical composition comprising a compound of claim 1, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, and optionally a pharmaceutically acceptable excipient.

US Pat. No. 10,457,690

PROCESS FOR PREPARING SUBSTITUTED TETRACYCLIC HETEROCYCLE COMPOUNDS

1. A process for preparing a compound of Formula I:or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof,wherein said process comprises:(A) contacting a compound of Formula II:
or a salt thereof, with bis(pinacoloato)diboron in the presence of a base, a transition metal catalyst, and an optional phosphorus ligand source, in an organic solvent A, for a time and at a temperature sufficient to provide an intermediate compound of Formula III:and (B) contacting the intermediate compound of formula III with a compound of formula IV:in the presence of a base, a transition metal catalyst, an optional organic acid, and an optional phosphorus ligand source, in an organic solvent B, for a time and at a temperature sufficient to provide the compound of formula (I), wherein organic solvent A and organic solvent B are each independently selected from dimethylacetamide, toluene, acetonitrile, N,N-dimethylformamide, tetrahydrofuran, 2-methyl tetrahydrofuran, CPME, isopropanol, ethanol, ethyl acetate, water, isopropyl acetate and dimethoxyethane, and mixtures thereof,and wherein:XA is selected from Br, Cl, I and —OTf;
XB is selected from Br, Cl, I and —OTf;
XC is selected from Br, Cl, I and —OTf;
each occurrence of R1 is independently selected from C1-C6 alkyl, C3-C7 cycloalkyl and C6-C10 aryl;
each occurrence of R2 is independently selected from C1-C6 alkyl, C3-C7 cycloalkyl, 3 to 7-membered monocyclic heterocycloalkyl and C6-C10 aryl;
R3 is selected from C1-C6 alkyl, C3-C7 cycloalkyl, C6-C10 aryl, 5 or 6-membered monocyclic heteroaryl and 9 or 10-membered bicyclic heteroaryl, wherein said C3-C7 cycloalkyl group, said C6-C10 aryl group, said 5 or 6-membered monocyclic heteroaryl group or said 9 or 10-membered bicyclic heteroaryl group can be optionally substituted with up to three groups, each independently selected from C1-C6 alkyl and C3-C7 cycloalkyl; and
R4 represents up to 3 optional phenyl group substituents, which can be the same or different and are each independently selected from C1-C6 alkyl, —O—C1-C6 alkyl, halo, C1-C6 haloalkyl or —CN.

US Pat. No. 10,457,689

AMMONIUM DERIVATIVES, A PROCESS FOR THEIR PREPARATION AND PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING THEM

LES LABORATOIRES SERVIER,...

1. A compound of formula (I):
wherein:
Y represents a —NH— group or an oxygen atom;
R1 represents a linear or branched (C1-C6)alkyl group, a linear or branched (C2-C6)alkenyl group, a linear or branched (C2-C6)alkynyl group, a linear or branched (C1-C6)alkoxy group, a —S—(C1-C6)alkyl group, a linear or branched (C1-C6)polyhaloalkyl group, a hydroxy group, a hydroxy(C1-C6)alkyl group, a cyano group, —NR9R9?, —Cy1 or a halogen atom;
R2, R3 and R4 independently of one another represent a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, a linear or branched (C1-C6)alkyl group, a linear or branched (C2-C6)alkenyl group, a linear or branched (C2-C6)alkynyl group, a linear or branched (C1-C6)polyhaloalkyl, a hydroxy group, a hydroxy(C1-C6)alkyl group, a linear or branched (C1-C6)alkoxy group, a —S—(C1-C6)alkyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, -alkyl(C0-C6)—NR9R9?, —O-alkyl(C1-C6)—NR9R9?, —C(O)—OR9, —O—C(O)—R9, —C(O)—NR9R9?, —NR9—C(O)—R9?, —NR9—C(O)—OR9?, -alkyl(C1-C6)—NR9—C(O)—R9?, —SO2—NR9R9?, or —SO2-alkyl(C1-C6);
R5 represents a hydrogen atom;
R6 represents the group

R7 represents a hydrogen atom or a linear or branched (C1-C6)alkyl group;
R8 represents a —O—P(O)(O?)(O?) group, a —O—P(O)(O?)(OR10) group, a —O—P(O)(OR10)(OR10?) group, a —O—SO2—O? group, a —O—SO2—OR10 group, —Cy2, a —O—C(O)—R9 group, a —O—C(O)—OR, group or a —O—C(O)—NR9R9? group;
R9 and R9? independently of one another represent a hydrogen atom, a linear or branched (C1-C6)alkyl group or a linear or branched amino(C1-C6)alkyl group;
R10 and R10? independently of one another represent a hydrogen atom, a linear or branched (C1-C6)alkyl group or an arylalkyl(C1-C6) group;
Cy1 and Cy2 independently of one another, represent a cycloalkyl group, a heterocycloalkyl group, an aryl group or a heteroaryl group;
wherein the ammonium so defined may exist as a zwitterionic form or may have a monovalent anionic counterion,
and wherein:
“aryl” means a phenyl or naphthyl group,
“heteroaryl” means any mono- or bi-cyclic group composed of from 5 to 10 ring members, having at least one aromatic moiety and having from 1 to 3 heteroatoms selected from oxygen, sulphur and nitrogen,
“cycloalkyl” means any mono- or bi-cyclic non-aromatic carbocyclic group having from 3 to 10 ring members,
“heterocycloalkyl” means any mono- or bi-cyclic non-aromatic carbocyclic group having from 3 to 10 ring members, and having from 1 to 3 heteroatoms selected from oxygen, sulphur and nitrogen, which may have fused, bridged or spiro ring systems,
wherein the aryl, heteroaryl, cycloalkyl and heterocycloalkyl groups so defined and the alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, alkoxy groups, to be substituted by from 1 to 4 groups selected from linear or branched (C1-C6)alkyl, linear or branched (C2-C6)alkenyl group, linear or branched (C2-C6)alkynyl group, linear or branched (C1-C6)alkoxy, (C1-C6)alkyl-S—, hydroxy, oxo (or N-oxide where appropriate), nitro, cyano, —C(O)—OR?, —O—C(O)—R?, —C(O)—NR?R?, —NR?R?, —(C?NR?)—OR?, linear or branched (C1-C6)polyhaloalkyl, trifluoromethoxy or halogen, wherein R? and R? independently of one another represent a hydrogen atom or a linear or branched (C1-C6)alkyl group, and wherein one or more of the carbon atoms of the preceding possible substituents, may be deuterated,
its enantiomers, diastereoisomers and atropisomers, and addition salts thereof with a pharmaceutically acceptable acid or base.

US Pat. No. 10,457,687

AMINOACID DERIVATIVES, A PROCESS FOR THEIR PREPARATION AND PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING THEM

LES LABORATOIRES SERVIER,...

1. A compound of formula (I):
wherein:
A represents the group

wherein 1 is linked to the —NH— group and 2 is linked to the aromatic ring,
E represents a cycloalkyl group, a heterocycloalkyl group, an aryl group or a heteroaryl group;
X represents a nitrogen atom or a C—R4 group,
Y represents a nitrogen atom or a C—R3 group,
R1 represents a halogen atom, a linear or branched (C1-C6)alkyl group, a linear or branched (C2-C6)alkenyl group, a linear or branched (C2-C6)alkynyl group, a linear or branched (C1-C6)polyhaloalkyl group, a hydroxy group, a hydroxy(C1-C6)alkyl group, a linear or branched (C1-C6)alkoxy group, —S—(C1-C6)alkyl, a cyano group, a nitro group, -alkyl(C0-C6)—NR9R9?, —O-alkyl(C1-C6)—NR9R9?, —O-alkyl(C1-C6)—R10, —C(O)—OR9, —O—C(O)—R9, —C(O)—NR9R9?, —NR9—C(O)—R9?, —NR9—C(O)—OR9?, -alkyl(C1-C6)—NR9—C(O)—R9?, —SO2—NR9R9?, or —SO2-alkyl(C1-C6),
R2, R3, R4 and R5, independently of one another, represent a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, a linear or branched (C1-C6)alkyl group, a linear or branched (C2-C6)alkenyl group, a linear or branched (C2-C6)alkynyl group, a linear or branched (C1-C6)polyhaloalkyl group, a hydroxy group, a hydroxy(C1-C6)alkyl group, a linear or branched (C1-C6)alkoxy group, —S—(C1-C6)alkyl, a cyano group, a nitro group, -alkyl(C0-C6)—NR9R9?, —O-alkyl(C1-C6)—NR9R9?, —O-alkyl(C1-C6)—R10, —C(O)—OR9, —O—C(O)—R9, —C(O)—NR9R9?, —NR9—C(O)—R9?, —NR9—C(O)—OR9?, -alkyl(C1-C6)—NR9—C(O)—R9?, —SO2—NR9R9?, or —SO2-alkyl(C1-C6),
or the substituents of the pair (R1, R2), together with the carbon atoms carrying them, form an aromatic or non-aromatic ring having from 5 to 7 ring members, which may contain from 1 to 3 heteroatoms selected from oxygen, sulphur and nitrogen, wherein the resulting ring may be substituted by from 1 to 2 groups selected from the group consisting of halogen, linear or branched (C1-C6)alkyl, -alkyl(C0-C6)—NR9R9?, —NR11R11?, -alkyl(C0-C6)-Cy1, and oxo,
R6 represents a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, a linear or branched (C1-C6)alkyl group, a linear or branched (C2-C6)alkenyl group, a linear or branched (C2-C6)alkynyl group, a linear or branched (C1-C6)polyhaloalkyl group, a hydroxy group, a linear or branched (C1-C6)alkoxy group, —S—(C1-C6)alkyl, a cyano group, a nitro group, -alkyl(C0-C6)—NR9R9?, —O-Cy1, -alkyl(C0-C6)-Cy1, -alkenyl(C2-C6)-Cy1, -alkynyl(C2-C6)-Cy1, —O-alkyl(C1-C6)—R10, —C(O)—OR9, —O—C(O)—R9, —C(O)—NR9R9?, —NR9—C(O)—R9?, —NR9—C(O)—OR9?, -alkyl(C1-C6)—NR9—C(O)—R9?, —SO2—NR9R9?, or SO2-alkyl(C1-C6),
R7 represents a hydrogen atom, a linear or branched (C1-C8)alkyl group, a —CHRaRb group, an aryl group, a heteroaryl group, an arylalkyl(C1-C6) group, or a heteroarylalkyl(C1-C6) group,
R8 represents a linear or branched (C1-C6)alkyl group, a linear or branched (C2-C6)alkenyl group, a linear or branched (C2-C6)alkynyl group, -Cy2, a halogen atom, a cyano group, —C(O)—R11, or —C(O)—NR11R11?,
R9 and R9?, independently of one another, represent a hydrogen atom, a linear or branched (C1-C6)alkyl group,
or the substituents of the pair, (R9, R9?), together with the nitrogen atom carrying them, form an aromatic or non-aromatic ring having from 5 to 7 ring members, which may contain, in addition to the nitrogen atom, from 1 to 3 heteroatoms selected from oxygen, sulphur and nitrogen, wherein the nitrogen may be substituted by a hydrogen atom or a linear or branched (C1-C6)alkyl group,
R10 represents -Cy3, -Cy3-alkyl(C0-C6)-Cy4, —C(O)—NR9NR9?, —NR9R9?, —OR9, —NR9—C(O)—R9?, —O-alkyl(C1-C6)—OR9, —SO2—R9, —C(O)—OR9, or —NH—C(O)—NH—R9,
R11 and R11?, independently of another, represent a hydrogen atom or an optionally substituted linear or branched (C1-C6)alkyl group,
R12 represents a hydrogen atom, a hydroxy group, or a hydroxy(C1-C6)alkyl group,
Ra represents a hydrogen atom or a linear or branched (C1-C6)alkyl group,
Rb represents a —O—C(O)—O—Rc group, a —O—C(O)—NRcRc? group, or a —O—P(O)(ORc)2 group,
Rc and Rc?, independently of one another, represent a hydrogen atom, a linear or branched (C1-C8)alkyl group, a cycloalkyl group, a (C1-C6)alkoxy(C1-C6)alkyl group, a (C1-C6)alkoxycarbonyl(C1-C6)alkyl group,
or the substituents of the pair (Rc, Rc?), together with the nitrogen atom carrying them, form a non-aromatic ring having from 5 to 7 ring members, which may contain, in addition to the nitrogen atom, from 1 to 3 heteroatoms selected from oxygen and nitrogen, wherein the nitrogen may be substituted by a linear or branched (C1-C6)alkyl group,
Cy1, Cy2, Cy3 and Cy4, independently of one another, represent a cycloalkyl group, a heterocycloalkyl group, an aryl group or a heteroaryl group,
n is an integer equal to 0, 1 or 2,
wherein:
“aryl” means a phenyl, naphthyl, biphenyl group,
“heteroaryl” means any mono- or bi-cyclic group composed of from 5 to 10 ring members, having at least one aromatic moiety and containing from 1 to 3 heteroatoms selected from oxygen, sulphur and nitrogen,
“cycloalkyl” means any mono- or bi-cyclic non-aromatic carbocyclic group containing from 3 to 10 ring members,
“heterocycloalkyl” means any mono- or bi-cyclic non-aromatic carbocyclic group containing from 3 to 10 ring members, and containing from 1 to 3 heteroatoms selected from oxygen, sulphur and nitrogen, which may include fused, bridged or spiro ring systems,
and wherein the aryl, heteroaryl, cycloalkyl and heterocycloalkyl groups so defined and the alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, alkoxy groups may be substituted by from 1 to 4 groups selected from the group consisting of optionally substituted linear or branched (C1-C6)alkyl, optionally substituted linear or branched (C2-C6)alkenyl, optionally substituted linear or branched (C2-C6)alkynyl, optionally substituted linear or branched (C1-C6)alkoxy, optionally substituted (C1-C6)alkyl-S—, hydroxy, hydroxy(C1-C6)alkyl, oxo (or N-oxide where appropriate), nitro, cyano, —C(O)—OR?, —O—C(O)—R?, —C(O)—NR?R?, —O—C(O)—NR?R?, —NR?R?, —(C?NR?)—OR?, —O—P(O)(OR?)2, —O—P(O)(O?M+)2, linear or branched (C1-C6)polyhaloalkyl, trifluotomethoxy, halogen, and an aldohexose of formula:

in which each R? is independent;
wherein R? and R?, independently of one another, represent a hydrogen atom or an optionally substituted linear or branched (C1-C6)alkyl group and M+ represents a pharmaceutically acceptable monovalent cation,
its enantiomers, diastereoisomers and atropisomers, and addition salts thereof with a pharmaceutically acceptable acid or base.

US Pat. No. 10,457,681

TOLL-LIKE RECEPTOR 7 (TLR7) AGONISTS HAVING A TRICYCLIC MOIETY, CONJUGATES THEREOF, AND METHODS AND USES THEREFOR

Bristol_Myers Squibb Comp...

1. A compound having a structure according to formula (I), (II), or (III)whereinR1 is (C1-C5 alkyl)O, (C1-C2 alkyl)O(CH2)2-3O, (C1-C5 alkyl)C(?O)O, (C1-C5 alkyl)NH, (C1-C2 alkyl)O(CH2)2-3NH, or (C1-C5 alkyl)C(?O)NH;
R2 and R3 are, independently for each occurrence thereof, H, C1-C3 alkyl, halo, O(C1-C3 alkyl), CN, or NO2, where one R3 may be replaced by (CH2)xR4, where the subscript x is 1, 2, 3, or 4;
R4 is H, halo, OH, CN, NH2, NH(C1-C5 alkyl), N(C1-C5 alkyl)2, NH(C3-C6 cycloalkyl), NH(C4-C8 bicycloalkyl), NH(C6-C10 spirocycloalkyl), N(C3-C6 cycloalkyl)2, NH(CH2)1-3(aryl), N((CH2)1-3(aryl))2, a cyclic amine moiety having the structure

 a 6-membered aromatic or heteroaromatic moiety or a 5-membered heteroaromatic moiety;
wherein
an alkyl, cycloalkyl, bicycloalkyl, spirocycloalkyl, cyclic amine, 6-membered aromatic or heteroaromatic, or 5-membered heteroaromatic moiety is optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from OH, halo, CN, (C1-C3 alkyl), O(C1-C3 alkyl), C(?O)(Me), SO2(C1-C3 alkyl), C(?O)(Et), NH2, NH(Me), N(Me)2, NH(Et), N(Et)2, and N(C1-C3 alkyl)2; and
a cycloalkyl, bicycloalkyl, spirocycloalkyl, or cyclic amine moiety may have a CH2 group replaced by O, S, NH, N(C1-C3 alkyl), or N(Boc);
R5 is, independently for each occurrence thereof, O, S or NR6;
R6 is H or C1-C3 alkyl;
X1 is, independently for each occurrence thereof, CR2 or N;
X2 is, independently for each occurrence thereof, CR3 or N; and
X3 is O, S, NH, N(C1-C3 alkyl), C?O, or N(C?O)(C1-C3 alkyl.

US Pat. No. 10,457,674

CHEMICAL COMPOUNDS

GlaxoSmithKline Intellect...

1. A compound of formula (I):
wherein
R1 is C1-6alkoxy or —N(C1-6alkyl)2;
R2 is hydrogen or C1-6alkyl optionally substituted by —C(O)OC1-6alkyl or —OC(O)C1-6alkyl;
R3, R4, R5 and R6 are each independently selected from hydrogen and halogen;
R7 and R8 are each independently C1-6alkyl, or
R7 and R8, together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached, are linked to form a 5- or 6-membered heterocyclyl wherein the 5- or 6-membered heterocyclyl optionally contains a further nitrogen atom and is optionally substituted by C3-6cycloalkyl, 4- to 6-membered heterocyclyl containing one or two heteroatoms independently selected from oxygen and nitrogen, or C1-6alkyl wherein the C1-6alkyl is optionally substituted by hydroxy or C1-6alkoxy, or
R7 and R8, together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached, are linked to form a 5- or 6-membered heterocyclyl wherein the 5- or 6-membered heterocyclyl contains an oxygen atom and is optionally substituted by one or two substituents independently selected from C1-6alkyl; or a salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,457,669

BENZOLACTAM COMPOUNDS AS PROTEIN KINASE INHIBITORS

OTSUKA PHARMACEUTICAL CO....

1. A compound selected from:(a) a compound having the formula (2):

or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or tautomer thereof; and
(b) a compound having the formula (5):

or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or tautomer thereof;whereinn is 1 or 2;Z is selected from C—Rz and N;Rz is selected from hydrogen; halogen; methoxy; and C1-3 alkyl optionally substituted with hydroxy or methoxy;R1 is selected from:-(Alk1)t-Cyc1; wherein t is 0 or 1; and Alk1 is a C1-4 straight chain or branched alkylene group optionally substituted with 1 or 2 hydroxy groups; and
C1-6 acyclic hydrocarbon groups which are unsubstituted or substituted with 1, 2 or 3 substituents R5 selected from hydroxy; oxo; fluorine; and cyano; and wherein 1 or 2 but not all of the carbon atoms of the hydrocarbon group can be replaced by O or N;Cyc1 is a cyclic group selected from (a) 3 to 9 membered non-aromatic monocyclic and bicyclic carbocyclic and heterocyclic groups containing 0, 1, 2, or 3 heteroatom ring members selected from O, N, S, S(O) and S(O)2; (b) 5 to 6 membered monocyclic heteroaryl groups containing 1, 2 or 3 heteroatom ring members of which 1 is N and the others, when present, are selected from O, N and S; and (c) 3 to 7 membered monocyclic carbocyclic groups; wherein each cyclic group (a), (b) and (c) is unsubstituted or substituted with 1, 2 or 3 substituents R6 selected from hydroxy; oxo; fluorine; amino; NH(Hyd1); N(Hyd1)2; O-Hyd1; —C(?O)—Hyd1; —C(?O)—O—Hyd1 and Hyd1; where Hyd1 is a C1-4 non-aromatic hydrocarbon group optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from fluorine, hydroxyl and methoxy;R2 is selected from hydrogen; halogen; and C1-3 hydrocarbon groups optionally substituted with one or more fluorine atoms;R3 is hydrogen or a group L1-R7;R4 is selected from hydrogen; methoxy; and C1-3 alkyl optionally substituted with hydroxy, amino, mono- or di-C1-2 alkylamino, a cyclic amino group or methoxy; wherein the cyclic amino group is a saturated 4-7 membered heterocyclic group containing a nitrogen ring member and optionally a second heteroatom ring member selected from O, N and S, wherein the cyclic amino group is linked via a nitrogen ring member thereof to the C1-3 alkyl, and wherein the cyclic amino group is optionally substituted with one or two methyl groups;provided that no more than one R4 can be other than hydrogen or methyl;L1 is selected from a bond; Alk2, Alk2-O and Alk2-C(?O) wherein Alk2 is a C1-4 straight chain or branched alkylene group which is optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from hydroxy, methoxy, amino, methylamino, dimethylamino and fluorine;R7 is selected from:hydrogen;
CO2H;
NR8R9;
a carbocyclic or heterocyclic group having from 3 to 12 ring members, of which 0, 1, 2 or 3 are heteroatom ring members selected from O, N and S and oxidised forms of S, the carbocyclic or heterocyclic group being optionally substituted with one or more substituents R10; and
an acyclic C1-8 hydrocarbon group optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from hydroxy; oxo; halogen; cyano; carboxy; amino; mono- or di-C1-4 alkylamino; and carbocyclic and heterocyclic groups having from 3 to 12 ring members, of which 0, 1, 2 or 3 are heteroatom ring members selected from O, N and S and oxidised forms of S, the carbocyclic or heterocyclic group being optionally substituted with one or more substituents R10; wherein one or two but not all of the carbon atoms of the acyclic C1-8 hydrocarbon group may optionally be replaced by O, S, SO, SO2 or NR11;R8 is selected from hydrogen and a C1-4 hydrocarbon group, the C1-4 hydrocarbon group being optionally substituted with 1-2 substituents selected from hydroxy, amino, mono-C1-4 alkylamino, di-C1-4 alkylamino, and 4-7 membered saturated heterocyclic rings containing 1-2 heteroatom ring members selected from O and N, wherein the mono-C1-4 alkylamino, di-C1-4 alkylamino, and 4-7 membered saturated heterocyclic rings are each optionally substituted with 1-2 hydroxy or C1-3 alkyl substituents;R9 is selected from:hydrogen;
a carbocyclic or heterocyclic group having from 3 to 12 ring members, of which 0, 1, 2 or 3 are heteroatom ring members selected from O, N and S and oxidised forms of S, the carbocyclic or heterocyclic group being optionally substituted with one or more substituents R10; and
an acyclic C1-8 hydrocarbon group optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from hydroxy; oxo; halogen; cyano; carboxy; amino; mono- or di-C1-4 alkylamino; and carbocyclic and heterocyclic groups having from 3 to 12 ring members, of which 0, 1, 2 or 3 are heteroatom ring members selected from O, N and S and oxidised forms of S, the carbocyclic or heterocyclic group being optionally substituted with one or more substituents R10; wherein one or two but not all of the carbon atoms of the acyclic C1-8 hydrocarbon group may optionally be replaced by O, S, SO, SO2 or NR11;or NR8R9 forms a heterocyclic group having from 4 to 12 ring members wherein, in addition to the nitrogen atom of NR8R9, the heterocyclic group optionally contains 1 or 2 further heteroatom ring members selected from O, N and S and oxidised forms of S; and wherein the heterocyclic group is optionally substituted with one or more substituents R10;R10 is selected from:halogen; hydroxy; oxo; cyano;
OR12 wherein R12 is C1-6 alkyl or C3-6 cycloalkyl, each being optionally substituted with halogen;
an acyclic C1-8 hydrocarbon group optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from hydroxy; oxo; halogen; cyano; carboxy; amino; mono- or di-C1-4 alkylamino; and carbocyclic and heterocyclic groups having 3 to 7 ring members of which 0, 1, 2, 3 or 4 are heteroatom ring members selected from N, O and S, wherein the carbocyclic and heterocyclic groups are optionally substituted with one or more substituents R13 selected from hydroxy; halogen; cyano; amino; —NH(Hyd1); —N(Hyd1)2; and —(O)v-Hyd1 where v is 0 or 1; wherein one or two but not all of the carbon atoms of the acyclic C1-8 hydrocarbon group may optionally be replaced by O, S, SO, SO2 or NR11; and
carbocyclic and heterocyclic groups having 3 to 7 ring members of which 0, 1, 2, 3 or 4 are heteroatom ring members selected from N, O and S, wherein the carbocyclic and heterocyclic groups are optionally substituted with one or more substituents R13; andR11 is selected from hydrogen and a C1-4 hydrocarbon group.

US Pat. No. 10,457,667

INDOLIN-2-ONE DERIVATIVES

Hoffmann-La Roche Inc., ...

1. A compound of formula
wherein
A is phenyl or a six membered heteroaryl group, containing one or two N atoms, selected from

or the oxygen atom may form together with two neighboring carbon atoms from the group A an additional fused ring, selected from

R1 is hydrogen, lower alkyl, lower alkyl substituted by halogen or oxetanyl;
R2 is hydrogen, lower alkyl lower alkoxy, halogen or cycloalkyl; and
--- the dotted line is nothing or may be —CH2—;
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,457,664

QUINAZOLINE DERIVATIVES AS VEGF INHIBITORS

Genzyme Corporation, Cam...

1. A process for the preparation of a quinazoline derivative of formula I
or a salt thereof,
wherein:
m is an integer from 1 to 3;
R1 is halogeno;
x1 is —O—;
R2 is C1-5alkylR3; and
R3 is piperidin-4-yl where the nitrogen atom of the piperidine ring may bear a C1-4alkyl substituent,
which comprises:
(a) reaction of a compound of the formula III:

wherein R2 and X1 are as defined herein and L1 is chloro, with a compound of the formula IV:

wherein R1 and m are as defined herein;
(b)reaction of a compound of the formula V:

wherein m, X1 and R1 are as defined herein with a compound of formula VI:
R2-L1  (VI)wherein R2 is as defined herein, R3 is piperidin-4-yl where the nitrogen atom of the piperidine ring may bear a C1-4alkyl or an alkoxycarbonyl substituent and L1 is as defined herein; or(c) deprotection of a conpound of a compound of the formula IX:

wherein R1, m and X1 are as defined herein, and R4 represents a protected R2 group
wherein R3is piperidin-4-yl where the nitrogen atom of the piperidine ring bears an alkoxycarbonyl substituent; and
optional reaction of the quinazoline derivative of formula I with an acid or base to obtain a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,457,659

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR INCREASING PROLIFERATION OF ADULT SALIVARY STEM CELLS

The Board of Trustees of ...

1. A method of increasing proliferation of adult salivary stem cells in an individual having a head and neck cancer and suffering from, or being at risk of suffering from, radiotherapy-related xerostomia, the method comprising:selectively increasing an enzymatic activity of ALDH-3 in adult salivary stem cells in vivo, by administering a therapeutically effective amount of a selective ALDH-3 agonist continuously from 1 week preceding radiation treatment and at least 3 weeks after radiation treatment, wherein said method increases the number of adult salivary stem cells in the individual having the head and neck cancer and suffering from, or being at risk of suffering from, radiotherapy-related xerostomia by at least 25%, and the ALDH3 agonist is a compound having a structure:

or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,457,652

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

FORMA Therapeutics, Inc.,...

1. A compound of Formula I:
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein:
X1 is NR3;
X2 is C?O, and X4 is CR1R2;
X3 is CR1?R2;
Y1 and Y4 are not bound to —C(O)NHOH and are each CR1;
Y2 and Y3 are 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 —C(O)—, —C(O)(CR1R2)m—, and —C(O)(CR1R2)mO—, wherein L is bound to the ring nitrogen through the carbonyl 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 spirocyclyl, heterocyclyl, spiroheterocyclyl, aryl, and heteroaryl containing 1-5 heteroatoms selected from the group consisting of N, S, P, and O, wherein each alkyl, alkenyl, cycloalkenyl, alkynyl, cycloalkyl, spirocyclyl, 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, heterocyclyl, aryl, and heteroaryl containing 1-5 heteroatoms selected from the group consisting of N, S, P, and O, with the proviso that R is not bound to L via a nitrogen atom;
R1 and R2 are independently, at each occurrence, selected from the group consisting of —H, —R3, —R4, —C1-C6 alkyl, —C2-C6 alkenyl, —C3-C8 cycloalkenyl, —C2-C6 alkynyl, —C3-C8 cycloalkyl, heterocyclyl, aryl, heteroaryl containing 1-5 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, heterocyclyl, aryl, and heteroaryl containing 1-5 heteroatoms selected from the group consisting of N, S, P, and O;
R1? and R2? are independently, at each occurrence, selected from the group consisting of —H, —C1-C6 alkyl, —C2-C6 alkenyl, —C3-C8 cycloalkenyl, —C2-C6 alkynyl, —C3-C8 cycloalkyl, heterocyclyl, —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)NR3R4, wherein each alkyl, alkenyl, cycloalkenyl, alkynyl, cycloalkyl, or heterocyclyl 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, heterocyclyl, aryl, and heteroaryl containing 1-5 heteroatoms selected from the group consisting of N, S, P, and O;
R3 and R4 are independently, at each occurrence, selected from the group consisting of —H, —C1-C6 alkyl, —C2-C6 alkenyl, —C3-C8 cycloalkenyl, —C2-C6 alkynyl, —C3-C8 cycloalkyl, heterocyclyl, aryl, heteroaryl containing 1-5 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, and 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, heterocyclyl, aryl, and heteroaryl containing 1-5 heteroatoms selected from the group consisting of N, S, P, and O;
R5 is independently, at each occurrence, selected from the group consisting of —H, —C1-C6 alkyl, —C2-C6 alkenyl, —C3-C8 cycloalkenyl, —C2-C6 alkynyl, —C3-C8 cycloalkyl, heterocyclyl, aryl, heteroaryl containing 1-5 heteroatoms selected from the group consisting of N, S, P, and O, —OH, halogen, —NO2, —CN, —NH(C1-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;
each n is independently and at each occurrence an integer from 0 to 6; and
each m is independently and at each occurrence an integer from 1 to 6.

US Pat. No. 10,457,641

CERTAIN CHEMICAL ENTITIES, COMPOSITIONS, AND METHODS

NEUPHARMA, INC., Foster ...

1. A method of treating a cancer in a subject in need thereof, comprising administering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount of a compound of Formula I:
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein
Z1 is optionally substituted heteroaryl;
R1, R2, and R3 are independently hydrogen, cyano, halo, hydroxy, azido, nitro, carboxy, sulfinyl, sulfanyl, sulfonyl, optionally substituted alkoxy, optionally substituted aryloxy, optionally substituted heteroaryloxy, optionally substituted heterocycloalkyloxy, optionally substituted alkyl, optionally substituted alkenyl, optionally substituted alkynyl, optionally substituted aryl, optionally substituted heteroaryl, optionally substituted heterocycloalkyl, optionally substituted amino, optionally substituted acyl, optionally substituted alkoxycarbonyl, optionally substituted aminocarbonyl, optionally substituted aminosulfonyl, or optionally substituted carbamimidoyl;
R4 is hydrogen, optionally substituted alkyl, optionally substituted cycloalkyl, optionally substituted heterocycloalkyl, optionally substituted aryl, or optionally substituted heteroaryl;
R5 is hydroxy, formyl, optionally substituted alkoxy, optionally substituted alkyl, optionally substituted cycloalkyl, optionally substituted heterocycloalkyl, optionally substituted aryl, optionally substituted heteroaryl, —COR7, —CO2R7, —CONR7R8, —C(NR9)NR7R8, or —C(NCN)NR7R8, where R7 is optionally substituted alkyl, optionally substituted cycloalkyl, optionally substituted heterocycloalkyl, optionally substituted aryl, or optionally substituted heteroaryl; and R8 and R9 are independently hydrogen, optionally substituted alkyl, optionally substituted cycloalkyl, optionally substituted heterocycloalkyl, optionally substituted aryl, or optionally substituted heteroaryl; or R7 and R8 may be joined together with any intervening atoms to form an optionally substituted heterocycloalkyl ring;
or R4 and R5 may be joined together with any intervening atoms to form an optionally substituted heterocycloalkyl ring;
for each occurrence, R6 is independently hydrogen, cyano, halo, hydroxy, carboxy, azido, nitro, sulfonyl, sulfinyl, sulfanyl, optionally substituted alkoxy, optionally substituted aryloxy, optionally substituted heteroaryloxy, optionally substituted heterocycloalkyloxy, optionally substituted alkoxycarbonyl, optionally substituted alkyl, optionally substituted cycloalkyl, optionally substituted alkenyl, optionally substituted alkynyl, optionally substituted aryl, optionally substituted heteroaryl, optionally substituted heterocycloalkyl, optionally substituted amino, optionally substituted acyl, optionally substituted aminocarbonyl, optionally substituted aminosulfonyl, or optionally substituted carbaminodoyl; and
m is 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6;
provided that Z1 is not quinoxalin-6-yl,wherein the cancer is skin cancer, lung cancer or colon cancer.

US Pat. No. 10,457,631

BIODEGRADABLE AMINO-ESTER NANOMATERIALS FOR NUCLEIC ACID DELIVERY

Ohio State Innovation Fou...

1. A compound of Formula I:
and salts thereof; wherein
each R1 is independently substituted or unsubstituted alkyl; or substituted or unsubstituted alkenyl;
each m is independently 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, or 10.

US Pat. No. 10,457,623

PROCESS FOR THE PREPARATION OF LUBIPROSTONE AND INTERMEDIATES THEREOF

CHIROGATE INTERNATIONAL I...

1. A process for preparing Lubiprostone, comprising the steps of:(1) coupling a cyclopentenone of Formula 1:

wherein R1 is C1-7-alkyl, aryl or aralkyl, each of which is unsubstituted or substituted by C1-4-alkyl, nitro, halogen or alkoxy; and P1 is a protective group for hydroxyl group, with a cuprate derived from a compound of Formula 2a:

wherein P2 is a protective group for hydroxyl group; and X is Cl, Br or I, to form a compound of Formula 3:

wherein R1, P1 and P2 are as defined above;
(2) removing the P2 group and oxidizing the hydroxyl group in ?-side chain to form a compound of Formula 5:

wherein R1 and P1 are as defined above; and
(3) removing the P1 and R1 groups.

US Pat. No. 10,457,620

SYSTEM FOR PRODUCING PHENOL AND BISPHENOL A INCLUDING REMOVAL UNIT FOR REMOVING METHANOL AND ACETONE

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

1. A system for producing phenol and bisphenol A comprising:a first production unit for producing phenol comprising a decomposition reaction unit and a purification unit;
a second production unit for producing bisphenol A comprising a reaction unit and a concentration unit; and
a removal unit for removing methanol and acetone during the production of phenol and bisphenol A the removal unit comprising:
a removal column comprising an overhead purge part, a bottom recirculation part and a supply part;
wherein the supply part comprises a purification unit discharge part to supply methanol, acetone, and water discharged from the purification unit to the removal column and a concentration unit discharge part to supply phenol, acetone, and water discharged from the concentration unit to the removal column,wherein the supply part is provided to the midsection of the removal column;wherein the overhead purge part removes methanol and acetone from the removal column; and
wherein the bottom recirculation part recirculates phenol, water, and trace amounts of methanol and acetone to the purification unit.

US Pat. No. 10,457,607

BINDER RESIN COMPOSITION

SUMITOMO SEIKA CHEMICALS ...

1. A binder resin composition comprising an aliphatic polycarbonate resin represented by the formula (1):
wherein each of R1, R2, R3, and R4, which may be identical or different, is a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group having from 1 to 10 carbon atoms, or an aryl group having from 6 to 20 carbon atoms; and m is an integer of from 40 to 23,000, and
an end-capped aliphatic polycarbonate resin represented by the formula (2):

wherein each of R5, R6, R7 and R8, which may be identical or different, is a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group having from 1 to 10 carbon atoms, or an aryl group having from 6 to 20 carbon atoms; each of X and Y, which may be identical or different, is a group having at least one functional group selected from a carboxy group, an ester group, a carbamate group, a silicate group, an isocyanate group, an ether group, an acetal group, and a halogen atom at its end; and n is an integer of from 40 to 23,000.

US Pat. No. 10,457,598

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING HYDRATED LIME

Mississippi Lime Company,...

1. A method of producing hydrated lime, the method comprising:providing a lime feed comprising calcium oxide and impurities;
milling said lime feed to produce a fine ground lime, wherein said fine ground lime has a particle-size distribution of less than 80% minus 200 mesh;
feeding said fine ground lime into an air classification system;
removing a refined fine lime from said air classification system wherein said refined fine lime is finer than said fine ground lime and has a particle size distribution of greater than 70% minus 200 mesh;
adding water including an additive to said refined fine lime to form damp hydrated lime; and
flash-drying said damp hydrated lime to form dried hydrated lime including said additive.

US Pat. No. 10,457,584

ALTERNATIVE ADDITIVES TO ENHANCE SLURRY DEWATERING

Ecolab USA Inc., St. Pau...

1. A method of separating alumina trihydrate crystals from an alumina trihydrate bearing slurry, the method comprising: combining an alkenyl succinic anhydride and water; adding the combination to the slurry; and separating alumina trihydrate crystals from the slurry.

US Pat. No. 10,457,575

HYDROGEN WATER GENERATOR

FUJI KEIKI CO., LTD., Ku...

1. A hydrogen water generator comprising:a beverage container for storing water;
an electrode portion including five electrodes having anode and cathode electrodes and being arranged in parallel approximately vertically in the beverage container, wherein one of the electrodes is arranged at a center of four of the electrodes arranged to form a square shape as viewed in a horizontal plane while the electrodes having polarization different from the electrode at the center are arranged at two ends of one diagonal line passing through the electrode at the center, and the electrodes having polarization same as the electrode at the center are arranged at two ends of another diagonal line passing through the electrode at the center;
a supporting portion that supports the electrode portion;
a battery that is stored in the supporting portion; and
a controller that controls voltage to be applied to the electrode portion for a predetermined time, the voltage being obtained by boosting battery voltage supplied from the battery,
wherein the controller mutually switches the polarization of the electrodes at the two ends of the one diagonal line, to be different from the polarization at the center and at two ends of the another diagonal line.

US Pat. No. 10,457,572

OIL WATER SEPARATOR

Exactration, LLC, Shephe...

1. A method of separating oil from an oil and water composite fluid with an oil and water separator, comprising the steps of:supporting a tank with a frame, said tank having opposing sidewalls connecting to a first end wall and a second end wall which join a pair of inclined bottom panels converging in the center forming an obtuse angle and said tank including a selected level with a fluid comprising a major amount of water and a minor amount of oil defining a water reservoir;
transporting an oil water composite fluid with a pump from a source to an oil water composite fluid inlet;
evacuating a coalescing chamber in fluid communication with said oil water composite fluid inlet, said coalescing chamber including a drain and an opening;
filling said coalescing chamber to a selected level whereby an overflow of said oil water composite fluid spills over said edge and said top surface of said inclined cover defining a liquid conveyor;
separating a major amount of an oil and a minor amount of said oil water composite fluid from said oil water composite fluid in said coalescing chamber including an inclined cover extending from a top edge of said second end wall inwardly over a selected portion of said coalescing chamber at a selected obtuse angle of up to about 50 degrees, said inclined cover including a top surface and a bottom surface and an edge therebetween extending between said opposing sidewalls and defining a weir;
accumulating said major amount of oil and said minor amount of oil water composite fluid from said liquid conveyor whereby a mechanical oil separation chamber in fluid communication with said coalescing chamber is disposed between said opposing end walls and said coalescing chamber second end wall and a baffle end wall of a concentrate product chamber at a selected depth within said reservoir;
rotating a drum of a in fluid communication with said mechanical oil separation chamber at a selected speed by a motor whereby a concentrate product comprising a lighter density liquid oil removably adheres, absorbs, or adsorbs to a surface of said rotating drum supported by a frame, said drum having a bottom portion in fluid communication with said major amount of oil and said minor amount of oil water composite fluid;
engaging said surface of said rotating drum at a selected angle with a wiper assembly comprising a blade extending across at least a portion of said rotating drum cooperatively removing at least a portion of said concentrate product therefrom;
removing said concentrate product with said wiper assembly in fluid communication with said concentrate product chamber disposed between said opposing side walls and a reservoir end wall and said rotating drum at a selected depth, said baffle end wall extending upward adjacent said rotating drum at a height above the level of the concentrate product and above the level of the major amount of oil and minor amount of oil water composite fluid, said concentrate product chamber including a discharge port for removal of said concentrate product;
purging said concentrate product with a purge oil chamber comprising an inner purge oil chamber baffle extending from said bottom panel of said coalescing chamber between said opposing side walls from a first end wall of said coalescing chamber inwardly and upward a selected distance above the level of the oil water composite fluid and an outer purge oil chamber baffle extending upward from said bottom panel of said tank and between said opposing side walls and spaced apart from said first end wall of said coalescing chamber and said first end wall of said tank a selected distance below the level of the oil water composite fluid;
forming a clean solution chamber disposed at a selected distance above said tank floor panel and said oil purge chamber baffle extending vertically from a bottom of said clean solution chamber; and
providing a clean solution chamber in fluid communication with said oil purge chamber disposed between said opposing side walls above said tank floor adjacent said first tank wall and in fluid communication with an adjustable outlet pipe in fluid communication with a clean water discharge port.

US Pat. No. 10,457,565

PRODUCTION METHOD FOR HEMATITE FOR IRON PRODUCTION

Sumitomo Metal Mining Co....

1. A method of producing hematite for ironmaking comprising:mixing sulfuric acid and nickel oxide ore to form a slurry;
heating the slurry in a pressure vessel at a temperature of 240° C. to 250° C. wherein nickel is leached from the ore, thereby forming a nickel containing leachate slurry;
adding a neutralizer to the leachate slurry thereby neutralizing any sulfuric acid and forming a neutralized leachate slurry, wherein a reaction of the neutralizer and the sulfuric acid yields a calcium sulfate; and then
separating the neutralized leachate slurry into a leach residue and a leachate, where the leach residue includes iron oxide and calcium sulfate, and where the leachate includes nickel; and then
heating the leach residue that includes iron oxide and calcium sulfate to 600° C. or more and thereby providing hematite having a sulfur grade of less than 1%.

US Pat. No. 10,457,543

ELECTROSTATIC ACTUATOR AND SWITCH

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An electrostatic actuator comprising:a base;
a movable electrode including a semiconductor and supported to the base to be displaceable in a first direction;
a fixed electrode including the semiconductor and fixed to the base, the fixed electrode facing the movable electrode in a state of being separated therefrom in the first direction; and
a high-resistance region formed in at least a portion of each of respective facing surfaces of the movable electrode and the fixed electrode, and lower in impurity concentration than a surrounding region thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,457,536

VEHICLE LIFT SYSTEM WITH ADAPTIVE WIRELESS COMMUNICATION

Gray Manufacturing Compan...

1. A wireless portable vehicle lift system comprising:a plurality of substantially identical individual lifts;
a detachable remote control physically connected in wired communication with one of said individual lifts; and
an adaptive communication system for providing wireless communication between said individual lifts, wherein said adaptive communication system is configured to automatically scan a plurality of communication channels and determine a clearest communication channel for wireless communication between said individual lifts,
wherein each of said individual lifts comprises—
a base for supporting said individual lift on a floor or the ground,
a post coupled to said base and extending upwardly from said base,
a carriage configured to engage a wheel of a vehicle,
a lifting actuator configured to vertically shift said carriage relative to said post,
a height sensor configured to measure a height of said carriage and/or vehicle,
a rechargeable battery,
a battery charger,
an e-stop button,
a transceiver configured to operate on said clearest communication channel, and
a user interface comprising a display screen,
wherein said user interface is configured to display height information, weight information, and battery status information,
wherein said user interface is configured to display a pass code screen that prompts the lift operator to enter a pass code,
wherein each of said individual lifts is configured to track and/or store lift data relevant to safety, maintenance, and/or proper operation of said lift system,
wherein each of said individual lifts is configured to provide a notification of maintenance needs based on said lift data,
wherein said lift system is configured to be selectively operated in a paired mode where two of said individual lifts are paired with one another and operate independently of the other of said individual lifts that are not paired.

US Pat. No. 10,457,529

CRANE WITH ROTARY LOCKING MECHANISM

Manitowoc Crane Companies...

1. A telescoping boom, comprising:a base section having a base end and a telescoping end;
a first telescoping section disposed within the base section, the first telescoping section having a recess configured to receive a cylinder-to-section pin;
an inverted hydraulic actuator disposed within the base section, the inverted hydraulic actuator having a rod and a cylinder configured to extend and retract longitudinally relative to the base section;
a rotating element coupled to the cylinder, the rotating element having an axis of rotation parallel to a longitudinal axis of the base section and the cylinder-to-section pin perpendicular to the axis of rotation, the rotating element having a first configuration in which the cylinder-to-section pin engages the first telescoping section and a second configuration angularly offset from the first configuration in which the cylinder-to-section pin does not engage the first telescoping section; and
a motor coupled to the base section and the rotating element, the motor configured to rotate the rotating element and the cylinder-to-section pin relative to the base section.

US Pat. No. 10,457,526

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETECTING OVERLOAD DISTORTION

Tiger Lifting UK Limited,...

1. A method for detecting overload distortion in lifting gear comprising:(i) providing a hook which is susceptible to overload distortion;
(ii) providing said hook with three reference points at locations thereon defining, in an undistorted state of said hook, an isosceles or equilateral triangle; and
(iii) comparing the dimensions of two sides of said isosceles or equilateral triangle, one of which includes the dimension of said hook which is the more liable to dimensional increase in the case of overload distortion, after subjecting said hook to possible overloading.

US Pat. No. 10,457,514

SELF-CONTAINED TENSION CONTROL SYSTEM

The Montalvo Corporation,...

1. A self-contained tension control system comprising:a brake system configured to provide tension friction to a web;
a tension transducer idler roll to provide tension information indicative of tension of the web;
a controller configured to receive the tension information, to compare the tension information to set point information, and to provide a command signal to the brake system; and
an enclosure configured to enclose the brake system, the tension transducer idler roll, and the controller, the enclosure including a first web opening and a second web opening configured to allow the web to enter the enclosure and to pass through the enclosure to equipment downstream of the self-contained tension control system.

US Pat. No. 10,457,510

RECORDING APPARATUS

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A recording apparatus comprising:a medium support unit that supports a medium to be fed;
a cylindrical feed roller that feeds the medium supported by the medium support unit;
a motive power transmitting unit that transmits a driving force from a driving source of the feed roller to the feed roller;
a separation roller that separates the medium by nipping the medium between the separation roller and the feed roller;
a return member that is switchable between a first orientation and a second orientation, the first orientation being an orientation in which a portion of the return member overlaps the feed roller in a side view of a medium feeding path, the second orientation being an orientation in which the return member is turned toward a downstream side in a medium feeding direction and does not overlap the feed roller in the side view, the return member changing an orientation thereof from the second orientation to the first orientation and thereby returning a leading end of the medium to an upstream side of a nip position between the feed roller and the separation roller;
a transport roller that is disposed on the downstream side of the feed roller in the medium feeding direction, the transport roller being rotatable in a normal direction and in a reverse direction; and
a control unit that controls the transport roller,
wherein the motive power transmitting unit is capable of entering a rotation allowing state by cutting torque transmission from the driving source to the feed roller, the rotation allowing state being a state in which free rotation of the feed roller is allowed,
wherein the return member is switchable to a third orientation, the third orientation being an orientation in which the return member is raised toward the upstream side further than in the first orientation, and
wherein the control unit drives the transport roller in reverse when the return member is in the third orientation during positioning control that is a control in which the transport roller is driven in reverse to return the medium to the upstream side and position the medium at a recording start position.

US Pat. No. 10,457,507

SUPPLY UNIT AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A supply unit that is to be installed into an image forming apparatus, comprising:a supply member that supplies a sheet;
a unit body that includes an engaged portion to be engaged and supports the supply member; and
a cover member that includes a cover portion that covers the supply member and an engaging portion that is to engage with the engaged portion, the cover member being detachable from the supply unit both in a state in which the supply unit has been installed into the image forming apparatus and in a state in which the supply unit has not been installed into the image forming apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,457,504

TRANSPORTABLE RECEIVING AND STORAGE SYSTEM

Quickthree Technology, LL...

30. A system comprising:an elevating conveyor assembly comprising an elevating conveyor configured to discharge granular material, at an upper end of the elevating conveyor assembly, selectively to a top input opening of a surge bin or to an input of a distribution conveyor assembly,
wherein the distribution conveyor assembly comprises a distribution conveyor that extends outwardly from the upper end of the elevating conveyor assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,457,503

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR INTERMODAL DISTRIBUTION OF FREIGHT

1. A method of redistributing freight between freight containers, the method comprising:receiving a loading/unloading opening of a first freight container at a first of at least three openings in a moveable cross-dock having a plurality of surface road wheels, a body defining an interior storage area, and at least three openings in the body through which freight may be moved into and out of the interior storage area;
receiving a loading/unloading opening of a second freight container at a second of the at least three openings in the body of the moveable cross-dock;
receiving a loading/unloading opening of a third freight container at a third of the at least three openings in the moveable cross-dock while the loading/unloading openings of the first and second freight containers are proximate the first and second openings in the body of the moveable cross-dock; and
redistributing freight between the first freight container, the second freight container, and the third freight container via the at least three openings in the body of the moveable cross-dock.

US Pat. No. 10,457,497

ELECTROMAGNETIC CONVEYOR SYSTEM

Laitram, L.L.C., Harahan...

1. A conveyor system comprising:a first conveyor conveying electrically conductive articles in a first direction to an exit end;
a second conveyor conveying the electrically conductive articles from an entrance end in a second direction different from the first direction;
a diverter forming a junction between the exit end of the first conveyor and the entrance end of the second conveyor;
wherein the diverter includes:
a top surface;
an entrance adjacent to the exit end of the first conveyor receiving the electrically conductive articles on the top surface from the exit end of the first conveyor;
an exit adjacent to the entrance end of the second conveyor;
a plurality of coils arranged in a matrix of contiguous first and second zones below the top surface, wherein the coils in each of the first zones produce an electromagnetic flux wave that travels in the first direction and forces the electrically conductive articles on the top surface above the zone to move in the first direction and the coils in each of the second zones produce an electromagnetic flux wave that travels in the second direction and forces the electrically conductive articles on the top surface above the zone to move in the second direction, wherein at least some of the zones along the entrance are first zones and at least some of the zones along the exit are second zones;
wherein some of the coils in the diverter are in the first zones and the rest of the coils are in the second zones;
wherein the electrically conductive articles are directed from the entrance to the exit by the coils in the first and second zones and onto the second conveyor.

US Pat. No. 10,457,496

UNLOADING DEVICE

ROTZINGER AG, Kaiseraugs...

1. An unloading device for unloading products located on product carrier trays, which in turn are disposed in product carrier shuttles of a chain store, onto outfeed conveyor belts, comprising:a main conveyor belt having a transfer edge and an outlet side, the transfer edge being adjacent to the product carrier shuttles and the outlet side being opposite to the transfer edge, and the main conveyor belt is hinged at the outlet side to enable vertical pivoting of the transfer edge; and
at least one additional belt located above the main conveyor belt and being mechanically connected in a stationary manner to the main conveyor belt for common vertical pivoting together with the main conveyor belt,
wherein the at least one additional belt is shorter than the main conveyor belt.

US Pat. No. 10,457,486

DOUBLE PORTABLE DRIVE-OVER HOPPER

Sudenga Industries, Inc.,...

1. An apparatus comprising:a transverse conveyor configured to move material in a first direction;
a first pair of foldable parallel ramps extending from a first side of the transverse conveyor, the ramps of the first pair being spaced apart for reception of vehicle wheels thereon;
a first foldable longitudinal conveyor extending from the first side and positioned between the ramps of the first pair and configured to move material toward the transverse conveyor in a second direction that is substantially orthogonal to the first direction, wherein the transverse conveyor comprises an inlet, and wherein the first foldable longitudinal conveyor extends from the first side of the transverse conveyor proximate the inlet;
a second pair of foldable parallel ramps extending from a second side of the transverse conveyor, the ramps of the second pair being in alignment with the ramps of the first pair;
a second foldable longitudinal conveyor extending from the second side and positioned between the ramps of the second pair and configured to move material toward the transverse conveyor in a third direction that is substantially opposite the second direction; and
a plate disposed over the inlet, wherein:
the plate has a top surface and a bottom surface;
the plate has a first position configured so that at least some material moving in the second direction impinges the bottom surface; and
the plate has a second position in which the plate extends upwardly and outwardly from the inlet.

US Pat. No. 10,457,485

PHARMACEUTICAL DISPENSING SYSTEM AND ASSOCIATED METHOD

REMEDI TECHNOLOGY HOLDING...

1. An automation apparatus for dispensing groups of individually packaged products, the apparatus comprising:a storage arrangement adapted to store a plurality of products each contained in an individual package, wherein the storage arrangement comprises a first module and a second module, wherein the first module is adapted to store products having a first frequency demand threshold and the second module is adapted to store products having a second frequency demand threshold that is lower than the first frequency demand threshold;
a plurality of fixed first discharge assemblies adapted to move selected ones of the individual packages from the first module of the storage arrangement;
a second discharge assembly comprising a moveable pick device, the second discharge assembly adapted to move selected ones of the individual packages out of the second module of the storage arrangement;
a transfer station adapted to receive and hold the individual packages selected from the second discharge assembly; and
a conveyor having assigned spaces, each assigned space adapted to receive the selected individual packages first from the first discharge assemblies and then from the transfer station.

US Pat. No. 10,457,476

VIBRATORY FLOOR WITH CONTROLLED ATMOSPHERE, FOR COHESIVE PRODUCTS

VIBRAFLOOR SAS, Givry (F...

1. A vibratory floor installed in a container (11) including a flexible-body-motion system to transport a particulate down a slope, the flexible-body-motion system comprising at least one shaker module (1), each shaker module including at least one motor-driven vibrator (8), a filler material (5) having a first planar surface and compression springs (4), the at least one motor-driven vibrator (8) is secured to a metal sheet (6) having a first planar surface, the first planar surface of the metal sheet bearing on the first planar surface of the filler material (5) when the vibratory floor bears a load, and on the compression springs (4) when the vibratory floor is not loaded, wherein an increase in an inner volume (10) defined between the first planar surface of the metal sheet and the first planar surface of the filler material of each shaker module during an emptying cycle is offset using an outer pipe (14) relative to a clean air volume (19) contribution outside the container.

US Pat. No. 10,457,471

BEVERAGE SYSTEMS AND KITS AND METHODS OF USING THE SAME

BruMate, LLC, Denver, CO...

1. A kit, comprising:a container having an internal threaded section; and
a threaded gasket configured to engage the internal threaded section of the container;
wherein the threaded gasket is further configured to contact at least a portion of a beverage can when the beverage can is positioned within the container and when the threaded gasket is engaged with the internal threaded section of the container, so that the beverage can will not fall out of the container when the container is inverted; and
wherein a user can drink the beverage from the beverage can while the threaded gasket is coupled to the container and in contact with the beverage can.

US Pat. No. 10,457,467

INSULATED STORAGE SYSTEM

1. An insulated container configured to store consumables, the container comprising: a body having an insulated wall that encompasses a cavity, the cavity configured to hold consumables; a circumferential trench configured to wrap around a circumference of the body, the trench having opposite facing walls, each wall having a groove configured to receive wheels configured to roll within the groove about the circumference of the body; a plurality of wheels positioned in the grooves on opposite facing walls and configured to roll while the container remains upright; and a removably attachable external saddle tank, shaped conformal to the body, the saddle tank being hollow to provide extra buoyancy of the container when the container is in water.

US Pat. No. 10,457,463

PROTECTIVE PACKAGING WITH MOUNTING AND REMOVAL FUNCTION

ROSE PLASTIC AG, (DE)

1. A protective packaging for securing an object used in connection with a holder, the protective packaging configured to maintain the object in a secure position therein, the protective packaging comprising:first and second shell parts each having a respective face wall, wherein the face walls of the first and second shell parts are pivotally connected to each other with a connection aligned along a pivot axis so that the first and second shell parts can be folded together, and wherein each of the first and second shell parts have respective second ends located opposite from the face walls, the second end of each of the shell parts cooperating to define a collar area at times when the first and second shell parts are folded together;
a first receiving space defined by an inside surface of at least one of the first and second shell parts, the first receiving space adjacent the connection and configured to receive a portion of the object at times when the object is received in the first receiving space;
a second receiving area defined by the at least one shell part, the second receiving area adjacent the first receiving space, wherein the second receiving area defines bearing surfaces configured to engage the object at times when the object is received in the second receiving area;
a third receiving space adjacent the second receiving area and defined by the inside surface of the at least one shell part, the third receiving space configured to receive a portion of the object at times when the object is held in the at least one shell part; and
a sealing cap positionable over the collar area and configured to cover a portion of the object at times when the object is received in the first and second shell parts,wherein the protective packaging defines a longitudinal axis and is rotatable about the longitudinal axis.

US Pat. No. 10,457,454

CONTAINER

1. An improved container comprising a body with an engagement end, a cap connected to said body, and a plurality of operating sets penetrating through said cap and movably inserted into said cap respectively,said body including a first opening enclosed by said engagement end and covered by said cap and a first accommodation area extending downwards from said first opening for accommodating a main material,
said cap including a bottom wall, a side wall extending outwards from said bottom wall for engaging with said engagement end, a second accommodation area enclosed by said bottom wall and said side wall, and a partitioning wall extending outwards from said bottom wall to divide said second accommodation area into a plurality of independent accommodation rooms serving for accommodating second materials,
each of said plurality of operating sets including a shank movably inserted through a corresponding opening formed in said bottom wall of said cap into a corresponding one of said plurality of accommodation rooms, a sealing plate connected to one end of said shank for engaging with said partition wall, and a head connected to another end of said shank and disposed outside of and separated from said cap,
each of said sealing plates engaging with said partition wall at a corresponding engagement position to seal a corresponding one of said plurality of accommodation rooms and to prevent said corresponding accommodation room from communicating with said first accommodation area, said sealing plates allowing said accommodation rooms to communicate with said first accommodation area upon separation from said partitioning wall.

US Pat. No. 10,457,445

NESTING CONTAINER CARRIER

OREGON PRECISION INDUSTRI...

1. A container carrier for securing together and carrying multiple containers comprising:an integrally molded body including a plurality of annular structures and a graspable loop;
wherein each annular structure is connected by a bridge to at least one adjacent annular structure of the plurality of annular structures;
wherein each annular structure includes a side wall formed of side wall portions separated by side wall voids formed in the side wall, and a top surface connecting the side wall portions;
wherein each side wall portion has a respective upper side wall segment that has a reduced diameter relative to a respective lower side wall segment of the side wall portion;
wherein the upper and lower side wall segments are joined at a ledge that spans a difference between respective diameters in the upper and lower side wall segments;
wherein the graspable loop extends integrally flush from an inside bottom edge of the bridge to an inside bottom edge of an opposite bridge such that a height of a portion of the graspable loop that extends beyond the top surfaces of the annular structures and bridges when the container carrier is in an unbiased configuration is less than a height of a portion of the graspable loop that remains below the top surfaces of the annular structures and bridges;
wherein a respective flange is positioned proximate a bottom end of each side wall void;
wherein the flanges of each annular structure are collectively configured to releasably engage a corresponding container of the multiple containers; and
wherein a bottom portion of the lower side wall segment is shaped to have an inner diameter that is larger than an outer diameter of the upper side wall segment and smaller than an outer diameter of the ledge, so that the bottom portion of the lower side wall segment will rest upon the ledge of a second, same-shaped container carrier when stacked.

US Pat. No. 10,457,443

ADJUSTABLE PALLET

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. An adjustable pallet comprising:a deck to support a product for shipping, the deck being selectively positionable in a raised position, as a horizontal support surface for the product, and in a lowered position, closer, at least in part, to a floor to facilitate unloading the product from the pallet; and
a movable support, the movable support including an inclined plane, the deck resting on the movable support in the raised position, and the deck being capable of traversing, at least in part, the inclined plane of the movable support when the deck is transitioned between the raised position and the lowered position.

US Pat. No. 10,457,440

INSULATED LINERS AND CONTAINERS

COLDKEEPERS, LLC, Thomas...

1. An insulated shipping and storage liner comprising:pliable first and second layers that are sealed together so as to form a liner having (i) a bottom portion, (ii) walls, (iii) an opening generally opposite the bottom portion, (iv) a first major outer liner surface, (v) a second major outer liner surface opposite said first major outer liner surface, (vi) a first major inner liner surface, (vii) a second major inner liner surface opposite said first major inner liner surface, said first major inner liner surface and said second major inner liner surface (a) being positioned between said first major outer liner surface and said second major outer liner surface, and (b) forming an article receiving portion of said liner accessible via said opening, and (viii) a liner housing volume of a first size between said pliable first and second layers;
an insulating layer positioned within the housing volume and being of a size smaller than the first size and being movable relative to the pliable first and second layers, the insulating layer comprising at least one sheet of insulating material together having (a) a first insulating material end portion positioned along said opening and extending within a first space between (i) said first major outer liner surface and (ii) said first major inner liner surface and (b) a second insulating material end portion positioned along said opening and extending within a second space between (i) said second major outer liner surface and (ii) said second major inner liner surface, each of said first insulating material end portion and said second insulating material end portion comprising rectilinear cut outs at opposite corners thereof along said opening; and
at least one liner closure capable of at least partially closing said opening of said liner;
wherein the liner is configured to be convertible into a substantially rectangular box form having (i) a bottom wall, (ii) two pair of opposing side walls and (iii) opposing top wall portions, each of which is foldable over upper edges of the two pair of opposing side walls whereby, when the liner is inserted into an open box outer shipping or storage container, the liner conforms to an interior configuration of the outer box shipping and storage container and thereby provides an insulated covering for all inner surfaces of the outer shipping or storage container, when inserted into the outer box shipping or storage container, including a box bottom wall, opposite box side walls and a top box wall of the outer box shipping or storage container when the top box wall is closed.

US Pat. No. 10,457,438

MULTI-FUNCTIONAL CONTAINER BASE

AMCOR RIGID PLASTICS USA,...

11. A container comprising:a finish defining an opening;
a shoulder portion extending from the finish;
a body extending from the shoulder portion in a direction parallel with a longitudinal axis and defining a chamber; and
a base portion extending at an end of the body opposite to the shoulder portion and being moveable from an as-blown position to an expanded position, and from the expanded position to a retracted position, and the base portion including a planar ring, a planar portion, and a pushup portion; and
a closure disposed on the finish and closing the opening, wherein the closure includes a tamper evident diaphragm that is activated in the retracted position;
wherein the base portion defines a plurality of radial grooves along the planar portion and includes a plurality of ribs extending radially in the pushup portion, the ribs are disposed offset and alternative of the radial grooves, and the planar ring is pivotable and moves the planar portion and the pushup portion as a uniform section in a first direction along the longitudinal axis as the base portion moves from the as-blown position to the expanded position and in a second direction opposite the first direction as the base portion moves from the expanded position to the retracted position;
wherein the planar portion is substantially parallel to a plane extending along an axis perpendicular to the longitudinal axis in the as-blown position, the expanded position, and the retracted position; and
wherein the base portion includes: a hinge portion that is concave to a surface of the base portion, the planar ring extends from the hinge portion, and the hinge portion flexes such that the planar ring pivots as the base portion moves from the as-blown position to the expanded position, and from the expanded position to the retracted position, and a standing ring disposed along an outside diameter of the base portion, and the standing ring does not move along the longitudinal axis as the base portion moves from the as-blown position to the expanded position, and from the expanded position to the retracted position.

US Pat. No. 10,457,436

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR WRAPPING TIES IN A FACEMASK MANUFACTURING PROCESS

1. An automated method for wrapping fastening ties around a body of a continuous stream of facemasks in a facemask production line, comprising:conveying the facemasks on a conveyor in the production line at an orientation such that each facemask has a leading pair of ties and a trailing pair of ties extending from a body in a conveying direction of the production line;
drawing the leading pair of ties below the body as the facemask continues to be conveyed in the conveying direction such that the leading pair of ties wraps under the body;
at a wrapping station in the production line, subsequently clamping the body with an automated clamping device and rotating the body relative to a rotation axis through the body to cause the leading and trailing pairs of ties to further wrap around the body.

US Pat. No. 10,457,431

COFFEE POD POINT OF SALE FABRICATION DEVICE

1. A device for expanding a compressed coffee pod, filling and dispensing the expanded coffee pods, said device comprising;a enclosure housing all components of said device;
a pod advancing means for the movement of said compressed pods within said enclosure;
a pod loading means for the storage and feed of said pods onto said pod advancing means;
a means for pod expanding adapted to increase a volume of a well of said coffee pod;
a coffee filling means for the storage, grinding and dosing of coffee beans into said coffee pod;
a sealing means for the affixation of a seal across a top face of a top flange of said coffee pod;
a pod delivery station for the transfer of a sealed, filled coffee pod from said pod advancing means to an exterior portal in said enclosure; and
an operating system for controlling the operation of said device;
wherein said pod advancing means moves said pods from said pod loading means to said pod delivery station, there between sequentially passing through said means for pod expanding, said coffee filling means, and said sealing means; and
wherein said operating system provides signals for the initiation of the mechanized operation of said device.

US Pat. No. 10,457,429

PAIR OF JAWS FOR A TWIST-TYING MACHINE

Johnson International Cor...

1. A pair of jaws for a twist tying machine; the pair of jaws comprising:a fixed jaw, further comprising a housing configured to be attached to the twist tying machine and extending to a flat distal edge;
a fixed jaw channel, formed within the fixed jaw and configured to accommodate a product tie from the twist tying machine;
a movable jaw, rotatably attached to the twist tying machine and extending to a movable jaw distal end;
a movable jaw channel, formed within the movable jaw and configured to accommodate the product tie from the fixed jaw channel;
wherein, closing the movable jaw against the fixed jaw enables the product tie to travel through the movable jaw around a product, and through the fixed jaw creating a tie around the product
a flat distal edge line, that is parallel to the flat distal edge;
an inclined portion, joined to the flat distal edge; wherein the inclined portion is parallel to an inclined portion line;
a fixed jaw transition angle is measured from the flat distal edge line to the inclined portion line;
wherein the fixed jaw transition angle is at least zero degrees but no more than ninety degrees
a fixed jaw channel opening, that is hollowed out from the inclined portion; wherein the fixed jaw channel opening is the beginning of the fixed jaw channel further comprising a modified rectangular opening having a fixed jaw channel outer wall, a fixed jaw channel upper wall, and a fixed jaw channel lower wall;
a fixed jaw upper concave portion formed into the fixed jaw channel upper wall; and
a fixed jaw lower concave portion formed into the fixed jaw channel lower wall.

US Pat. No. 10,457,427

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DISPENSING SOLID SUBSTANCES

VMI HOLLAND B.V., Epe (N...

1. An apparatus for dispensing solid substances, wherein the apparatus comprises a feeder section with a first holder for holding a plurality of feeder units in a first circular array that extends concentrically around an upright central axis, a collection section with a second holder for holding a plurality of hoppers in a second circular array that extends concentrically around the central axis below the first holder, and a dispensing section below the second holder,wherein the second holder is rotatable about the central axis for rotating the plurality of hoppers with respect to the feeder positions for receiving solid substances from one or more of the feeder units and with respect to a first packing position for dispensing the solid substances to the dispensing section,
wherein the apparatus further comprises a cleaning device for removing pollutants from the plurality of hoppers,
wherein the cleaning device comprises a hub that is rotatable about the central axis together with the second holder and a plurality of ducts for forming an air connection between each of the plurality of hoppers and the hub,
wherein the hub is arranged to be connected to a vacuum source for generating a partial vacuum in the hub,
wherein the cleaning device comprises a first blocking member that is arranged for at least partially blocking the air connection between one of the hoppers and the hub when said one hopper is positioned in the first packing position.

US Pat. No. 10,457,408

REUSABLE EVACUATION SYSTEM RESTRAINT

Goodrich Corporation, Ch...

1. An evacuation system comprising:an inflatable slide;
a releasable restraint coupled to the inflatable slide, the releasable restraint comprising:
a first mating portion including a receptacle having a first prong and a second prong, wherein the first prong and the second prong are separated by a first width, and
a second mating portion releasably coupled to the first mating portion, wherein the first mating portion is configured to decouple and recouple with the second mating portion; and
an adjustment fastener coupled to the second prong, the adjustment fastener configured to increase or decrease the first width to a second width.

US Pat. No. 10,457,407

DUAL CONFIGURATION WIND CURTAIN FOR EVACUATION ASSEMBLY

GOODRICH CORPORATION, Ch...

1. An evacuation assembly of an aircraft, the evacuation assembly comprising:an evacuation slide; and
a sheet coupled to the evacuation slide, wherein the sheet is deployable in a wind curtain configuration and a canopy configuration, wherein the sheet comprises a first portion and a second portion;
wherein in the wind curtain configuration:
the first portion of the sheet is a substantially vertical panel that extends along one lateral side of two opposing lateral sides of the evacuation slide;
the second portion of the sheet is in a furled form that extends along a top edge of the first portion of the sheet that is the substantially vertical panel at the lateral side of the evacuation slide;
wherein in the canopy configuration:
the second portion is unfurled to extend over a top side of the evacuation slide.

US Pat. No. 10,457,404

CARBON NANOTUBE ANTI-ICING AND DE-ICING MEANS FOR AIRCRAFT

1. A system for anti-icing and de-icing an aircraft, the system comprising:an electrically conductive coating or film;
an electrical circuit comprising one or more electrical leads, wherein the one or more electrical leads comprises either electrical wires or metal strips;
a carriage assembly having an upper carriage and a lower carriage, wherein the carriage assembly houses the one or more electrical leads, wherein the carriage assembly is bonded to a wing of the aircraft, wherein the one or more electrical leads is configured to be heated;
a control unit comprising a power supply and an electrical connector, wherein the electrical connector comprises a negative end and a positive end, wherein the negative end is connected to a corresponding negative end of an electrical lead of the one or more electrical leads, and wherein the positive end is connected to a corresponding positive end of said electrical lead;
a plurality of temperature sensors connected to the control unit; and
a plurality of ice detector sensors connected to said plurality of temperature sensors and said electrical connector.

US Pat. No. 10,457,399

AIRCRAFT AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM AND METHOD OF OPERATING AN AIRCRAFT AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM

AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH, ...

9. A method of operating an aircraft air conditioning system, the method comprising the steps:guiding a flow of ambient air through an ambient air supply line having a first end connected to an ambient air inlet and a second end connected to a mixer of the aircraft air conditioning system so as to supply ambient air to the mixer, the flow of ambient air being controlled by a shut off valve,
guiding a flow of ram air through a ram air channel having a first end connected to a ram air inlet and a second end connected to an aircraft environment, the ram air channel being additionally provided to the ambient air supply line,
compressing the ambient air flowing through the ambient air supply line via a first compressor arranged in the ambient air supply line,
guiding a flow of bleed air bled off from an engine or an auxiliary power unit through a bleed air supply line having a first end connected to the engine or the auxiliary power unit and a second end connected to the aircraft environment via the ram air channel, and
driving a bleed air turbine by the bleed air flowing through the bleed air supply line, the bleed air turbine being coupled to the first compressor so as to drive the first compressor, and
the bleed air supply line opening into the ram air channel so as to guide bleed air flowing through the bleed air supply line into the ram air channel and to discharge the bleed air to the aircraft environment.

US Pat. No. 10,457,392

MOBILE BASE UTILIZING AUTOMATED AERIAL VEHICLES FOR DELIVERING ITEMS

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

7. A system to deliver items, the system comprising:a mobile base configured to transport items to a delivery area, the delivery area comprising delivery locations, the mobile base comprising a roof with an opening in the roof of the mobile base that serves as an extraction point for an item in the mobile base that is to be delivered to a delivery location;
an automated aerial vehicle (AAV) configured to deliver an item from the mobile base to a delivery location; and
a computing system, comprising:
one or more processors; and
a memory coupled to the one or more processors and storing program instructions that when executed by the one or more processors cause the one or more processors to at least:
provide instructions directing the AAV to take off from the mobile base after an item in the mobile base has been received by the AAV at the extraction point of the mobile base, wherein the item is an ordered item and a user order for the item specifies a delivery location where the ordered item is to be delivered;
provide instructions directing the AAV to transport the ordered item from the mobile base to the delivery location, wherein the instructions directing the AAV to transport the ordered item include a route from the mobile base to the delivery location; and
provide instructions directing the AAV to travel from the delivery location to the mobile base and to land on the mobile base.

US Pat. No. 10,457,391

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR A SMALL UNMANNED AERIAL SYSTEM FOR DELIVERING ELECTRONIC WARFARE AND CYBER EFFECTS

SELEX GALILEO INC., Arli...

1. A small unmanned aircraft system (SUAS) comprising:an airframe having a fuselage and a Prandtl wing;
a power system having a plurality of hydrogen fuel cells positioned within the Prandtl wing; and
at least two electric ducted fans positioned on the fuselage, wherein the at least two ducted fans are powered by at least a portion of the plurality of hydrogen fuel cells;
wherein the Prandtl wing comprises two Prandtl wing structures, wherein each of the two Prandtl wing structures is formed from at least two trusses connected with a carbon fiber wing skin, wherein the carbon fiber win skin is bonded to terminating edges of the at least two trusses; and
wherein the plurality of hydrogen fuel cells have different sizes configured to fit positioned between the at least two trusses.

US Pat. No. 10,457,390

AIRCRAFT WITH THRUST VECTORING PROPULSION ASSEMBLIES

Bell Textron Inc., Fort ...

1. A propulsion assembly for an aircraft comprising:a nacelle;
an engine disposed within the nacelle;
a proprotor coupled to the engine; and
a thrust vectoring system including a pivoting plate, a rotary actuator operable to rotate the pivoting plate about a propulsion assembly centerline axis and a linear actuator operable to pivot the pivoting plate about a pivot axis that is normal to the propulsion assembly centerline axis;
wherein, the engine is mounted on the pivoting plate such that operation of the pivoting plate enables resolution of a thrust vector within a thrust vector cone.

US Pat. No. 10,457,386

HYDRAULIC SHIMMY DAMPER

GOODRICH CORPORATION, Ch...

1. A damper, comprising:a disc;
first and second housings defining first and second interiors at opposite disc sides, respectively, the first housing configured to be coupled with a first arm;
first and second bodies respectively disposed within the first and second interiors and respectively comprising collars, bellows connecting the collars to the disc to form third and fourth interiors and springs anchored between the first and second housings and the collars; and
a rod configured to be coupled with a second arm, affixed to the first and second bodies and extended through the disc and the first housing,
wherein the rod and the first housing are relatively movable with relative movement of the first and second arms and the third and fourth interiors are configured to contain fluid charged therein and to flow the fluid through the disc.

US Pat. No. 10,457,385

WHEEL DRIVE SYSTEM, IN PARTICULAR FOR AN AIRCRAFT

COMPAGNIE GENERALE DES ET...

15. An aircraft comprising:a wheel;
a landing gear strut; and
at least one wheel drive system for ground movement of the aircraft, each of the at least one wheel drive system including:
a motor system supported by an unsuspended part of the landing gear strut, the motor system including:
an electric motor, and
a reduction gearing system, and
a clutch system, which connects an output shaft of the electric motor to the wheel via the reduction gearing system, the clutch system including:
a dog-clutch including a drive part, which is secured to the motor system, and a receiving part, which is secured to a rim of the wheel, and
a translational movement system, which translationally moves the drive part along an axis of an axle crossbeam of the landing gear strut into an engaged position, in which the drive part collaborates with the receiving part, and a disengaged position, in which the drive part is separated from the receiving part,
wherein the receiving part includes an annular corolla, which is fixed on one side of the rim of the wheel, and a plurality of shock absorbers fixed to the annular corolla and spaced apart so as to leave a square-edged slot between each adjacent pair of the shock absorbers, and
wherein each of the shock absorbers fixed to the annular corolla is arranged circumferentially between radial stop portions extending radially towards each other.

US Pat. No. 10,457,382

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING DYNAMIC TACTILE FEEDBACK TO A VEHICLE OPERATOR

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

1. A system for providing dynamic tactile feedback to an operator of a vehicle, comprising:a tactile feedback generator coupled to provide a controllable tactile feedback signal to an operator of a vehicle upon receipt of an activation signal;
a tactile feedback control device coupled to the tactile feedback generator for selectively providing an activation signal and a tactile feedback characteristic signal thereto;
an accelerometer positioned within the vehicle; and
a turbulence processing unit coupled to receive accelerometer data from the accelerometer, the turbulence processing unit processing the accelerometer data to identify characteristics of a current level of turbulence-induced vibration, and, based thereon, selecting and providing updated tactile feedback characteristics to the tactile feedback control device.

US Pat. No. 10,457,378

MECHANICALLY JOINING AIRFRAME MEMBERS AT SOLID INSERT

Bell Textron Inc., Fort ...

1. An airframe assembly for an aircraft comprising:a first airframe member having a first skin, a second skin, a plurality of large cell core sections and a plurality of solid inserts, the large cell core sections and the solid inserts structurally bonded between the first and second skins and structurally bonded together, the first airframe member having a plurality of sets of openings, each set of openings extending through the first skin, one of the solid inserts and the second skin;
a second airframe member having a first skin, a second skin, a plurality of large cell core sections and a plurality of solid inserts, the large cell core sections and the solid inserts structurally bonded between the first and second skins and structurally bonded together, the second airframe member having a plurality of sets of openings, each set of openings extending through the first skin, one of the solid inserts and the second skin;
a plurality of ribs disposed between the first and second airframe members each rib having a first set of openings aligned with one of the sets of openings of the first airframe member and a second set of openings aligned with one of the sets of openings of the second airframe member; and
a plurality of fastener each extending through aligned openings of one of the ribs and one of the first and second airframe members to securably couple each of the ribs between the first and second airframe members such that each of the ribs is securably coupled to the first airframe member opposite one of the solid inserts and securably coupled to the second airframe member opposite one of the solid inserts.

US Pat. No. 10,457,374

AIRCRAFT CABIN ARRANGEMENT

Airbus Operations GmbH, ...

1. An aircraft cabin arrangement which extends in a rectilinear manner along a cabin axis that extends centrally through the aircraft cabin arrangement, comprising:a ceiling trim arrangement which delimits a cabin interior upwardly from the cabin axis,
a first and a second cabin element beneath the ceiling trim arrangement that extend upwardly from a floor of the cabin arrangement to the ceiling trim arrangement,
a gangway disposed between the first and second cabin elements,
wherein the ceiling trim arrangement has a first, a second and a third row of ceiling trim elements;
wherein the rows extend perpendicularly to the cabin axis;
wherein the rows are arranged one immediately after another in a direction of the cabin axis such that the second row is arranged between the first and the third row;
wherein each row has a central ceiling trim panel and two lateral ceiling trim panels;
wherein the central ceiling trim panels are arranged vertically above the cabin axis;
wherein the lateral ceiling trim panels of a row immediately adjoin the central ceiling trim panels of the row in a laterally adjacent manner on both sides, perpendicularly to the cabin axis;
wherein the lateral ceiling trim panels of the second row have one or more lighting sources;
wherein the first and second cabin elements extend perpendicularly to the cabin axis beneath the central and lateral ceiling trim panels;
wherein axial lengths of the central and lateral ceiling trim panels are adapted such that the second row of ceiling trim panels is arranged vertically above the gangway,
wherein the axial lengths of the central and lateral ceiling trim panels of the first and the third row are different from the axial lengths of the central and lateral ceiling trim panels of the second row,
wherein each row has outer ceiling trim elements in a laterally adjacent manner on the side of the lateral ceiling trim panels which is opposite the central ceiling trim panel, perpendicular to the cabin axis,
wherein the axial lengths of the outer ceiling trim elements of the three rows are identical to one another and are equal to the axial lengths of the central and lateral ceiling trim panels of the second row, and
wherein the lateral ceiling trim panels of each row are formed separately from one another.

US Pat. No. 10,457,371

VESSEL STEERING APPARATUS

YANMAR CO., LTD., Osaka ...

1. A ship steering system configured to perform a movement control to move a ship to a target position, the ship steering system comprising:a ship steering control device coupled to an ECU, the ship steering control device configured to:
determine, based on a distance between a present position of a ship calculated from a signal from a GPS device and a target position of the ship:
a movement control suspension zone including the target position,
a buffer zone adjacent to the movement control suspension zone, and
a movement control execution zone adjacent to the buffer zone,
suspend generation of a thrust by a propulsion apparatus of the ship based on the present position being in the movement control suspension zone,
generate the thrust by the propulsion apparatus of the ship based on the present position being in the movement control execution zone, and
generate the thrust by the propulsion apparatus of the ship based on the present position being in the buffer zone only when:
the ship moves from the movement control execution zone to the buffer zone, and
the ship is moving away from the target position.

US Pat. No. 10,457,362

COLLAPSIBLE FLOTATION DEVICE

Kelsyus, LLC, Virginia B...

1. A flotation apparatus, comprising:a panel having a first end portion and a second end portion opposite the first end portion, the panel having an interior region and an outer region disposed about the interior region, the panel having a maximum length greater than a maximum width of the panel,
the outer region having an inner perimeter portion, the outer region including a first inflatable chamber, the first inflatable chamber, when inflated, having a centerline that is curved;
the interior region including a liquid permeable material having an outer perimeter portion fixedly coupled to the inner perimeter portion of the outer region, the interior region including a second inflatable chamber having an end portion coupled to the outer region of the panel such that the second inflatable chamber is disposed between the first end portion of the panel and the second end portion of the panel, the second inflatable chamber, when inflated, having a centerline that is linear.

US Pat. No. 10,457,357

SUBSEA WELLBORE OPERATIONS VESSEL

ITREC B.V., Schiedam (NL...

1. A mono-hull vessel adapted to perform subsea wellbore related operations involving a riser string between the subsea wellbore and the vessel, said vessel comprising:a mono-hull hull having a longitudinal axis, wherein the hull of the vessel has a moonpool;
deck structure forming a main deck of the vessel;
a tower arranged at said moonpool, wherein the tower is provided with one or more vertical rails;
a hoisting device comprising a travelling hanger device that is movable up and down relative to the tower along said one or more vertical rails on the tower;
a mobile working deck, arranged above the moonpool, said working deck being provided with a riser string hanger that is adapted to support a riser string therefrom in a firing line, wherein the mobile working deck is guided so as to allow for vertical translatory motion of the mobile working deck between an elevated position and a lowered operative position in which the mobile working deck is level with an adjacent area of the main deck of the vessel,
wherein the travelling hanger device is provided with a riser string lifting tool that is adapted to connect to an end of a riser section and is embodied to support a weight of a riser string in said firing line when released by the riser string hanger; and
a riser storage hold within the hull of the vessel below said deck structure, wherein the riser storage hold comprises riser storage racks adapted to store therein, or has stored therein, in horizontal orientation and parallel to said longitudinal axis, multiple individual riser sections or multiple pre-assembled riser stands, wherein each riser stand is pre-assembled from the multiple riser sections connected end-to-end,
wherein the riser storage hold has a floor, side walls, and a roof, wherein the roof of the riser storage hold is formed by said deck structure,
wherein said deck structure is provided with an elongated transfer opening therein, parallel to said longitudinal axis, said transfer opening having a length and a width dimensioned to allow for transfer of one of the riser sections or one of the pre-assembled riser stands in horizontal orientation via said transfer opening out of and into the riser storage hold, and
wherein the riser storage hold is provided with a transfer station comprising a transfer elevator including a vertical guide and a riser support, the vertical guide being provided within the riser storage hold, and being configured to guide the riser support, the transfer elevator being provided within the hold and being adapted to raise and lower one of the riser sections or one of the pre-assembled riser stands in horizontal orientation thereof with said riser support so as to pass the one riser section or the one pre-assembled riser stand through said transfer opening.

US Pat. No. 10,457,335

VEHICULAR MUD GUARD STRUCTURE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A vehicular mud guard structure comprising:a mud guard portion provided in a rear end of a wheel house in which a wheel assembly is placed, the mud guard portion having a plate shape such that a width direction of the mud guard portion extends along a vehicle width direction, the mud guard portion having a lower end that projects toward a vehicle lower side and that extends below an underfloor on a vehicle rear side of the wheel house; and
an end flow regulating portion extending from an inner part of the mud guard portion in the vehicle width direction toward the vehicle rear side from the mud guard portion, the end flow regulating portion being curved and inclined towards the vehicle rear side as the end flow regulating portion extends towards an inner side in the vehicle width direction, wherein:
the end flow regulating portion has a plate shape; and
a rear end of the end flow regulating portion is provided with a hole portion that penetrates the end flow regulating portion in a plate-thickness direction of the end flow regulating portion.

US Pat. No. 10,457,331

VEHICLE PILLAR STRUCTURE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A vehicle pillar structure, comprising:a first pillar that configures a first part of a vehicle pillar and extends substantially along a vehicle vertical direction;
a second pillar that configures a second part of the vehicle pillar, is disposed a predetermined distance away from the first pillar substantially in a vehicle front-rear direction, and extends substantially along the vehicle vertical direction, with an upper end portion of the second pillar being coupled to an upper end portion of the first pillar and with a lower end portion of the second pillar being coupled to a lower end portion of the first pillar;
a transparent member that spans between the first pillar and the second pillar to thereby cover an opening formed by the first pillar and the second pillar, and through which an area exterior to the vehicle can be seen; and
a reinforcement member that couples a vehicle upper portion side of the first pillar to a vehicle upper portion side of the second pillar substantially in the vehicle front-rear direction.