US Pat. No. 10,480,877

DETACHABLE BOX MAGAZINE WITH FOLLOWER RETRACTION MEMBER

1. A detachable box magazine comprising:a housing having a base;
a follower;
a biasing element biasing said follower away from said base;
a spool member;
a retraction member operatively connected to said follower and to said spool member;
a winding member selectively engaged with said spool member, and, when engaged with said spool member, manipulated to rotate said spool member in a winding direction to wind said retraction member about said spool member and pull the follower toward said base against said biasing element.

US Pat. No. 10,480,876

ADJUSTABLE GAS BLOCK FOR AN INDIRECT GAS OPERATED FIREARM

LWRC International LLC, ...

1. An adjustable gas block for an indirect gas operated firearm, wherein the adjustable gas block comprises:a nozzle comprising a forward end, middle portion and back end, and wherein said nozzle comprises a plurality of ports spaced about a middle portion of the nozzle, and wherein each of said plurality of ports can be selectively placed into communication with a barrel gas port of said firearm;
a gas block housing having a barrel receiving channel, and a cylindrical bore with a port, wherein said cylindrical bore receives said gas nozzle, and wherein said gas block housing comprises a groove formed therein to receive a rotatable knob, said groove running transverse to an axis of a barrel of said firearm and between a forward end of said cylindrical bore and a generally planar, rearwardly facing portion of said gas block housing; and
a rotatable knob that receives and rotates the nozzle within said cylindrical bore, and said knob is removably retained by a spring loaded detent and ball, and said spring and detent work in conjunction with a series of notches present on said knob to prevent unintentional rotation of said knob, and said spring provides a force to said ball which interacts with said notches.

US Pat. No. 10,480,875

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CLEANING HEATING, VENTILATION AND AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEMS

BLUE BOX AIR, LLC, Garde...

1. A method for cleaning a heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system of a building, comprising:applying a cleaning foam at low pressure into a plurality of spaces between or within one or more heat-transfer coils of a heat exchange system of the HVAC system, the heat exchange system having a front side for air intake during operation of the HVAC system and a back side through which air exits during the operation of the HVAC system, wherein the cleaning foam is applied to the front side of the heat exchange system, wherein the cleaning foam comprises water, air, surfactant, enzymes, and least one of chlorine dioxide, halide salt, hypochlorite salt, organic solvent, quaternary ammonium compound, acid, base, or chelating agent;
causing or allowing the cleaning foam to pass through the plurality of spaces;
the cleaning foam breaking down and removing dirt or debris from surfaces adjacent to the plurality of spaces, including killing and/or removing at least one of bacteria, viruses, fungi, or biofilm from the surfaces, the enzymes assisting in breaking down biofilm if present; and
the cleaning foam carrying away the removed dirt or debris from the plurality of spaces and exiting the back side of the heat exchange system with the removed debris.

US Pat. No. 10,480,853

METHOD FOR THE CRYOGENIC SEPARATION OF AIR AND AIR SEPARATION PLANT

LINDE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT,...

18. A method for cryogenic separation of air in an air separation plant having a main air compressor, a main heat exchanger, and a distillation column system, said distillation column having a low-pressure column and a high-pressure column, said method comprising:operating said low-pressure column at a first pressure level and operating said high-pressure column at a second pressure level,
compressing a feed air stream, which comprises all of the feed air that is to be fed to the air separation plant, in the main air compressor to a third pressure level which is at least 2 bar above the second pressure level, to form a compressed feed air stream,
cooling a first fraction of the compressed feed air stream in the main heat exchanger, expanding the cooled first fraction from the third pressure level in a first expansion turbine, and cooling the expanded first fraction in the main heat exchanger before introducing at least in part the first fraction into the distillation column system,
cooling a second fraction of the compressed feed air stream in the main heat exchanger, expanding the second fraction from the third pressure level in a second expansion turbine, and introducing at least in part the expanded second fraction into the distillation column system,
further compressing a third fraction of the compressed feed air stream to a fourth pressure level, cooling the further compressed third fraction in the main heat exchanger, expanding the cooled third fraction from the fourth pressure level, and introducing at least in part expanded third fraction into the distillation column system,
wherein
the further compressing of the third fraction to the fourth pressure level is performed by successive compression in a further compressor, a first turbine booster, and a second turbine booster, and
the expanding of the third fraction is performed in a dense fluid expander wherein the third fraction is fed into the dense fluid expander in the liquid state and at the fourth pressure level, and
the third fraction is fed to the first turbine booster at a temperature level of 0 to 50° C.

US Pat. No. 10,480,828

FLOATING MODULE FOR MODULAR SOLAR PANEL PLATFORMS

SOLARISFLOAT, LDA, Matos...

1. A floating module for modular solar panel platforms comprising a rigid component and at least one flexible component with encapsulated air or gas, wherein the at least one flexible component is confined inside the rigid component in a space defined by a top surface surrounded by a lateral cover, said lateral cover having structural reinforcements formed by a horizontal base rib and lateral vertical ribs,wherein the top surface comprises:
an interior surface formed by a matrix of ribs, designed to withstand the loads and weights applied to the top surface;
an exterior surface comprising a mounting area for assembly of a solar panel structure and a mounting area for assembly said solar panel structure by means of a through-support;
a central passage hole to increase the structural resistance of the rigid component and to correct position of the at least one flexible component inside of the rigid component;
at least one valve access cavity to allow the access to the interior of the respective flexible component, and
wherein the at least one flexible component and the rigid component is assembled via a valve mounted in the flexible component and the valve access cavity installed in the rigid component; said valve being housed in the valve access cavity and the position of the flexible component inside the rigid component being achieved with the application of a valve brake.

US Pat. No. 10,480,811

SAFETY GAS VALVE RELAY DRIVING CIRCUITS

EMERSON ELECTRIC CO., St...

1. A safety gas valve relay driving circuit for an HVAC system, the circuit comprising:a gas valve relay including an output for selectively enabling and disabling a gas valve in an HVAC system according to an energization state of the gas valve relay;
a charge pump circuit coupled with the gas valve relay to control energization of the gas valve relay, the charge pump circuit including a charge pump capacitor;
a first input for receiving a first driving signal from at least one controller;
a second input for receiving a second driving signal from the at least one controller;
a low-pass filter coupled between the first input and the charge pump circuit to filter the received first driving signal; and
a high-pass filter watchdog circuit coupled between the second input and the charge pump circuit to filter the received second driving signal;
wherein the low-pass filter comprises an RC filter including a resistor coupled between the first input and a capacitor; and
wherein the low-pass filter is adapted to inhibit frequencies greater than or equal to twenty kilohertz.

US Pat. No. 10,480,810

HVAC CONTROLLER WITH STREAMLINED SETUP

Ademco Inc., Golden Vall...

1. An HVAC controller configured to control at least part of an HVAC system of a building, the HVAC controller comprising:a controller configured to operate an algorithm that at least partially controls the HVAC system of the building, the algorithm referencing a plurality of equipment setup parameters that setup the algorithm for controlling the particular HVAC equipment that is used in the HVAC system of the building;
a user interface operably coupled to the controller;
the controller configured to receive from a user via the user interface an indication of a geographic location of the HVAC system;
the controller configured to identify and display a list of two or more possible parameter values for one of the plurality of equipment setup parameters, wherein the controller is configured to determine an ordering of the two or more possible parameter values within the list based at least in part on the received indication of the geographic location of the HVAC system;
the controller configured to receive a selection of a desired parameter value for the one of the plurality of equipment setup parameters; and
the controller is configured to operate the algorithm referencing the desired parameter value to at least partially control the HVAC system of the building.

US Pat. No. 10,480,803

VAPOR MITIGATION SYSTEM, VAPOR MITIGATION CONTROLLER AND METHODS OF CONTROLLING, MONITORING AND MITIGATING VAPORS

Vapor Dynamics LLC, Blai...

1. A vapor management system, comprising:a monitoring service system configured to: i) communicate with at least one vapor mitigation system, ii) monitor a contaminant concentration in a region beneath a building, and iii) monitor and adjust one or more system parameters of an operational state of the at least one vapor mitigation system during a continuous operational state of the vapor mitigation system, the one or more system parameters comprising one or more of: airflow set point, vacuum set point, or blower current set point,
wherein the monitoring service system is further configured to generate a user interface, the user interface configured to display and permit adjustment of the one or more system parameters during the continuous operational state of the vapor mitigation system in a close-loop configuration to maintain i) a pressure differential between an interior area of the building and the region beneath the building and ii) a volumetric flow of soil gases from the region beneath the building so that an exhaust contaminant concentration does not exceed a predetermined exhaust contaminant concentration, by monitoring directional air flow in the at least one vapor mitigation system and dynamically limiting the directional flow of air between outside the building and the region beneath the building.

US Pat. No. 10,480,802

HUMIDIFIER WITH WATER VALVE CONTROL

Ademco Inc., Golden Vall...

1. A humidifier for adding humidity to an air stream in response to a call for humidity, the humidifier comprising:an air intake configured to fluidically interface with an HVAC duct;
a humidifier pad in fluid communication with the air intake;
a water valve for selectively delivering water from a water source to the humidifier pad; and
a controller for controlling the water valve, wherein the controller is configured to cause the water valve to deliver water to the humidifier pad in a water delivery pattern having a period and a duty cycle, wherein the period/duty cycle combination is configured to achieve a humidity transfer rate from the humidifier pad to the air stream that is substantially the same as a humidity transfer rate resulting from an always-on delivery of water to the humidifier pad during the call for humidity.

US Pat. No. 10,480,797

DAMPER SUITABLE FOR LIQUID AEROSOL-LADEN FLOW STREAMS

OY HALTON GROUP LTD., He...

1. An exhaust system comprising:an exhaust hood having a recess constructed to capture fumes from a fume source;
a duct section coupled to the exhaust hood so as to receive captured fumes therefrom, the duct section having a cross-section and a flow direction perpendicular to said cross-section;
a flow control device having a plurality of damper blocking elements disposed in the duct section, each of the damper blocking elements having a major plane;
a fume load sensor configured to detect a fume load in the duct section;
a motor drive which positions the damper blocking elements;
a first bearing and a second bearing supporting a rotation axle of at least one of the plurality of damper blocking elements, the first bearing disposed outside the duct section and the second bearing disposed inside the duct section;
a seal surrounding at least a portion of the rotation axle that penetrates through a wall of the duct section; and
a controller coupled to the motor drive and configured to control the motor drive responsively to the fume load detected by the fume load sensor, wherein
each damper blocking element is movable in a respective range from a first position, where the duct section is substantially closed in the flow direction by the damper blocking elements, to a second position, where the duct section is substantially open in the flow direction,
the controller further being configured to detect, responsively to said fume load sensor, when the fume source is off and when the fume source is on and to substantially close the plurality of damper blocking elements when the fume source is off to prevent air from flowing through said flow control device when the fume source is off, the controller controlling the flow control devices such that it never fully closes when the fume source is on, and
each of the damper blocking elements has a rigid construction that maintains its shape.

US Pat. No. 10,480,790

FLANGE BENDING SUPPORT

Delavan Inc., West Des M...

1. An injector comprising:a mounting flange;
a feed arm extending from an inner surface of the mounting flange; and
a spray nozzle extending from an end of the feed arm opposite the mounting flange, wherein the mounting flange includes at least one inlet fitting in fluid communication with one or more respective fluid passages through the feed arm, wherein the spray nozzle is in fluid communication with the one or more respective fluid passages for issuing a spray of fluid supplied from the at least one inlet fitting, and wherein the mounting flange includes:
a first mounting lug with a fastener bore therethrough that passes through the mounting flange;
a first support beam extending along an outer surface of the mounting flange from the first mounting lug to a hub of the mounting flange, wherein the first support beam includes an outer surface spaced apart from the outer surface of the mounting flange and two opposed lateral surfaces each extending from the outer surface of the first support beam toward the outer surface of the mounting flange, wherein the outer surface of the first support beam includes a contour with a blended radius that extends along a majority of the length from the first mounting lug to the hub for mitigating mechanical stresses at the first mounting lug;
a second mounting lug with a fastener bore therethrough that passes through the mounting flange;
a second support beam extending along the outer surface of the mounting flange from the second mounting lug to the hub of the mounting flange, wherein the second support beam includes an outer surface spaced apart from the outer surface of the mounting flange and two opposed lateral surfaces each extending from the outer surface of the second support beam toward the outer surface of the mounting flange, wherein the outer surface of the second support beam includes a contour with a blended radius for mitigating mechanical stresses at the second mounting lug;
an engine case mounted to the mounting flange by two fasteners fastened through the fastener bores of the first and second mounting lugs, wherein there is a pocket defined between the engine case and the inner surface of the mounting flange;
a gasket seated in the pocket sealing between the inner surface of the mounting flange and the engine case; and
an injector shroud extending through the engine case around the feed arm and captured in the pocket.

US Pat. No. 10,480,789

HEAT-TRANSFER DEVICE AND GAS TURBINE COMBUSTOR WITH SAME

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power ...

1. A heat-transfer device for facilitating heat exchange between a heat transfer object and a heat transfer medium flowing along a surface of the heat transfer object, the heat-transfer device comprising:at least one longitudinal vortex generating device protruding from a surface side of the heat transfer object toward a flow passage of the heat transfer medium, the at least one longitudinal vortex generating device being configured to generate a longitudinal vortex with a central axis in a flow direction of the heat transfer medium to stir the heat transfer medium flowing in the flow passage; and
at least one radiator fin provided on the surface of the heat transfer object only in a region A out of two regions A and B which differ in flow direction on a swirling plane of the longitudinal vortex by the at least one longitudinal vortex generating device, no radiator fins being placed in the region B, the region A being a region where a flow of the longitudinal vortex, on the swirling plane is directed away from a heat transfer object side, the region B being a region where a flow of the longitudinal vortex on the swirling plane is directed toward the heat transfer object side, an entirety of the at least one radiator fin being disposed only in an area downstream from the at least one longitudinal vortex generating device in the flow direction of the heat transfer medium, the at least one radiator fin being configured to exchange heat with the heat transfer medium stirred by the at least one longitudinal vortex generating device.

US Pat. No. 10,480,783

POSITIVE PRESSURE AMPLIFIED GAS-AIR VALVE FOR A LOW NOX PREMIX COMBUSTION SYSTEM

Lennox Industries Inc., ...

1. A premix combustion system for a furnace in an HVAC system, comprising: a chamber operable to receive gas and air and deliver a gas-air mix to a combustion chamber, the chamber comprising an air inlet operable to receive an air supply; a gas valve, the gas valve comprising a gas line extending from the gas valve to the chamber at a location downstream from the air inlet, the gas valve further comprising a gas supply inlet operable to receive gas from a gas source; an amplifier comprising; an air interface pneumatically coupled to the air supply; a secondary interface proximate the air interface and pneumatically coupled to a secondary location in the HVAC system; and a regulator coupled to the amplifier and coupled to the gas valve; wherein the amplifier is configured to detect a pressure differential between the air supply and the secondary location, and to cause the regulator coupled to the gas valve to apply an amplified pressure to gas in the gas line.

US Pat. No. 10,480,747

REAR LAMP APPARATUS OF VEHICLE

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A rear lamp apparatus of a vehicle, comprising:a light source configured to irradiate beams;
a hologram lens configured to generate a specific image when the beams irradiated from the light source are incident thereto;
a reflector disposed to position the beams of the light source incident thereto and configured to reflect the beams irradiated from the light source to transmit the beams to the hologram lens; and
a shield disposed between the light source and the hologram lens to block the beams irradiated from the light source to prevent the beams from being be incident to the hologram lens,
wherein the light source, the shield, and the hologram lens are disposed sequentially in a linear arrangement, and the reflector is disposed above or below the linear arrangement and is formed to transmit the beams to the hologram lens when the beams irradiated from the light source are reflected, and
wherein the reflector is formed to transmit the beams at the same angle as a specific image recording angle of the hologram lens when the beams irradiated from the light source are reflected.

US Pat. No. 10,480,740

LIGHT DEVICE, ESPECIALLY A PROJECTOR SYSTEM OF A HEADLIGHT FOR MOTOR VEHICLES

VARROC LIGHTING SYSTEMS, ...

1. A light device, especially the projector system of a headlight for motor vehicles comprising a laser light source, a primary optical system with at least one diffractive optical element or with at least one reflective optical element to convert the monochromatic coherent light produced by the laser light source to a collimated beam of coherent light, a MOEMS comprising one or more micro-mirrors to route coherent light to a converter to convert the coherent light to white light, and a secondary optical system comprising at least one diffractive optical element or at least one reflective optical element to direct the white light further out of the light device and to create a light pattern on the display surface or in specific zones in front of the driver on a roadway, wherein the light device comprises a modulator situated between the laser light source and the secondary optical system along the route of a beam of light rays produced by the laser light source and advancing from this source to the secondary optical system, to influence the light characteristic of at least part of the beam, the light source further comprising an electromagnetic control system connected to the MOEMS and to the laser light source to control, through transmission of electric or electromagnetic signals, changes of the rotation angle, changes of the oscillation angle and changes of the oscillation rate and frequency of the free end of at least one of the micro-mirrors, and to control the activity of the laser light source, for controlled changing of the shape and/or position of the light pattern depending on current conditions where the vehicle finds itself during the vehicle's operation.

US Pat. No. 10,480,730

SUSTAINABLE LIGHT ENERGY GENERATION SYSTEM APPARATUS

1. A multi-layered photovoltaic panel system comprising:a primary interconnected-cluster photovoltaic matrix array panel comprising two primary chamber areas;
a first air or liquid cooling chamber layer disposed on the primary interconnected-cluster photovoltaic array panel;
a first flexible film overlaid on the primary interconnected-cluster photovoltaic matrix array panel and disposed between the primary interconnected-cluster photovoltaic matrix array panel;
a second flexible film overlaid on the first air or liquid cooling chamber;
a secondary interconnected-cluster photovoltaic matrix array panel comprising two secondary chamber areas disposed on the second flexible film;
a third flexible film overlaid on the second interconnected-cluster photovoltaic matrix array panel;
a second air or liquid cooling chamber disposed on the third flexible film;
a fourth flexible film overlaid on the second air or liquid cooling chamber;
a third interconnected-cluster photovoltaic matrix array panel disposed on the fourth flexible film;
a fifth flexible film overlaid the third interconnected-cluster photovoltaic matrix array panel;
wherein an external face of the primary interconnected-cluster photovoltaic matrix array panel defines a first outer surface of the system;
wherein an external face of the fifth flexible film defines a second outer surface of the system; and
wherein each of the first and second outer surface of the system is coated with a cooling agent.

US Pat. No. 10,480,714

LOW TEMPERATURE LIQUID TANK

IHI CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A low temperature liquid tank comprising:a storage tank having a bottom portion obtained by joining a plurality of bottom plates; and
a support portion supporting the bottom portion,
wherein the support portion includes:
an outer support portion supporting a margin of the storage tank including a sidewall of the storage tank; and
an inner support portion disposed inside the outer support portion and having a heat insulation in which creep occurs when a load is applied to the heat insulation,
an initial height of an upper surface of the inner support portion is set so that, during a service life of the low temperature liquid tank, maximum bending stress applied to the bottom plates due to a difference between a height of the upper surface of the inner support portion and a height of an upper surface of the outer support portion remains equal to or smaller than an allowable bending stress of the bottom plates,
wherein the initial height of the upper surface of the inner support portion is set to be higher than that of the upper surface of the outer support portion, and
wherein due to the creep when a load is applied, the upper surface of the inner support portion is lowered during the service life of the low temperature liquid tank, and wherein the initial height of the upper surface of the inner support portion is set so that the maximum bending stress applied to the bottom plates remains equal to or smaller than the allowable bending stress over the service life as the upper surface of the inner support portion is lowered.

US Pat. No. 10,480,696

LOCKING COLLAR QUICK UNION CONNECTION

FORUM US, INC., Houston,...

1. A locking collar quick union connection, comprising:a split ring; and
a locking collar sub assembly including a collar, a locking ring, and a locking screw,
wherein the locking ring includes outer threads that engage inner threads formed on a larger inner diameter portion of the collar, wherein the split ring includes outer threads that engage inner threads formed on a smaller inner diameter portion of the collar, wherein the locking screw is threaded into a threaded bore of the locking ring and rotationally locks the locking ring to the collar, wherein rotation of the locking screw in one direction forces the locking ring radially inward, and wherein rotation of the locking screw in an opposite direction forces the locking ring radially outward.

US Pat. No. 10,480,670

VALVE ELEMENT AND FLUID CONTROL VALVE

HORIBA STEC, Co., Ltd., ...

1. A fluid control valve comprising:a valve seat member formed with a valve seat surface; and
a valve body member formed with a seating surface seated on the valve seat surface, and configured to control a flow of a fluid by separating or contacting the valve seat surface and the seating surface from or with each other, wherein
at least one of the valve seat member and the valve body member comprises:
a base body made of a metal material; and
a single resin layer that covers a bottom surface of a concave portion of the base body,
a front surface of the resin layer forms a part or a whole of the valve seat surface or the seating surface, and
a rear surface of the resin layer is directly bonded to and forms a covalent bond with the metal material of the base body, and
the resin layer is formed of a crosslinked modified fluorine-based resin.

US Pat. No. 10,480,667

STORAGE TANK VALVE

Ron J. Gaubert, Lafayett...

1. A valve for use in a tank vessel, comprising:a valve housing configured to fit into the tank vessel;
a sleeve weldment coupled to the valve housing, wherein the sleeve weldment comprises a first end configured to protrude into an interior volume of the tank vessel;
a valve plunger configured to be installed within the sleeve weldment, wherein the valve plunger comprises a valve bottom at the first end of the sleeve weldment and configured to seal, at a first position of the valve bottom, an opening at the first end between the valve bottom and an interior opening of the sleeve weldment;
a cam configured to force the valve plunger into the interior of the tank vessel to break the seal between the valve bottom and the interior opening of the sleeve weldment at a second position of the valve bottom; and
a pipe plug attachable to the valve housing at a position adjacent the cam,
wherein a majority of the valve bottom is located within the sleeve weldment at the first position of valve bottom.

US Pat. No. 10,480,621

PLANETARY GEAR TRAIN OF AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FOR VEHICLE

HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, S...

1. A planetary gear train of an automatic transmission for a vehicle, the planetary gear train comprising:an input shaft configured to receive a torque from an engine;
an output shaft configured to output a torque;
a first planetary gear set including first, second, and third rotation elements;
a second planetary gear set including fourth, fifth, and sixth rotation elements;
a third planetary gear set including seventh, eighth, and ninth rotation elements;
a fourth planetary gear set including tenth, eleventh, and twelfth rotation elements;
a fifth planetary gear set including thirteenth, fourteenth, and fifteenth rotational elements;
a first shaft connected with the third rotation element and the input shaft;
a second shaft connected with the fourteenth rotation element and the output shaft;
a third shaft connected with the fourth rotation element and the thirteenth rotation element;
a fourth shaft connected with the ninth rotation element and the fifteenth rotation element;
a fifth shaft connected with the second rotation element, the fifth rotation element, and the eighth rotation element;
a sixth shaft connected with the seventh rotation element and the twelfth rotation element;
a seventh shaft connected with the first rotation element;
an eighth shaft connected with the sixth rotation element and the eleventh rotation element; and
a ninth shaft connected with the tenth rotation element.

US Pat. No. 10,480,610

NOISE VIBRATION ENERGY DAMPING STRUCTURE IN VEHICLE

MAZDA MOTOR CORPORATION, ...

1. A noise vibration energy damping structure in a vehicle, the noise vibration energy damping structure damping noise vibration energy that is generated at a power unit of the vehicle comprised of an engine and a transmission and that is to be transmitted to a cabin of the vehicle, the noise vibration energy damping structure comprising:a vibration energy path member, to which a supporting device supporting the power unit is attached, constituting a transmission path which vibrates by receiving the noise vibration energy transmitted through the supporting device, and which transmits the noise vibration energy to the cabin; and
a vibration energy damping member provided on the transmission path of the vibration energy path member, and absorbing, from the vibration energy path member, at least part of the noise vibration energy to be transmitted from the vibration energy path member to the cabin, wherein
the vibration energy damping member is disposed substantially along a transmission direction in which vibration of the vibration energy path member caused by the noise vibration energy is transmitted,
a length of the vibration energy damping member is equal to or more than a half of a wavelength of the vibration of the vibration energy path member, and
the vibration energy path member is provided with at least one attachment part attaching the vibration energy damping member to the vibration energy path member, and the at least one attachment part is disposed in a position corresponding to a position of at least one antinode of the vibration of the vibration energy path member.

US Pat. No. 10,480,607

VIBRATION-DAMPING DEVICE

BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION, ...

1. A liquid-tight vibration-damping device which includes:a tubular first attachment member joined to one of a vibration generating section and a vibration receiving section;
a second attachment member joined to the other of the vibration generating section and the vibration receiving section;
an elastic body configured to elastically join the first attachment member and the second attachment member;
a partition member configured to partition a liquid chamber in the first attachment member in which a liquid is sealed into a first liquid chamber and a second liquid chamber; and
a limiting passage formed in the partition member and configured to communicate the first liquid chamber and the second liquid chamber,
wherein, the limiting passage includes:
a main body passage, an entirety of the main body passage extending inside the partition member in a circumferential direction around an axial center of the vibration-damping device and defined by a first wall of the partition member which faces the first liquid chamber and a second wall thereof which faces the second liquid chamber;
a first communication section configured to communicate the main body passage and the first liquid chamber; and
a second communication section configured to communicate the main body passage and the second liquid chamber,
at least one of the first communication section and the second communication section passes through the first wall or the second wall and has openings disposed in the circumferential direction, and
the openings include a first set of openings positioned at a first position in a radial direction of the partition member, and the openings further include a second set of openings positioned at a second position in the radial direction of the partition member, and
the second position, that includes the second set of openings, being located further away in the radial direction from a center of the partition member than the first position that includes the first set of openings.

US Pat. No. 10,480,603

SHOCK ABSORBER BASED ON THE CUTTING, INWARD-FOLDING AND CRUSHING OF COMPOSITE TUBE

SHANGHAI JIAOTONG UNIVERS...

1. A shock absorber having operation based on cutting, inward-folding and crushing of a composite tube, comprising:an energy absorbing device that comprises a destructing cap, a flat-pressing cap, a cutter and a positioning tube;
wherein the cutter is positioned in the destructing cap and has a lower end connected to an inner flange of the destructing cap and an upper end connected to the positioning tube;
the positioning tube is positioned in the destructing cap, connected to the inner wall of the destructing cap, and has a lower surface in contact with the cutter, where the composite tube is fixed above the positioning tube; and
the destructing cap, the positioning tube and the composite tube are respectively provided with aligned pin holes, and bound together with a pin.

US Pat. No. 10,480,597

CLUTCH APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE CLUTCH APPARATUS

JTEKT CORPORATION, Osaka...

1. A clutch apparatus comprising:a first rotating member and a second rotating member that share an axis of rotation and that are rotatable relative to each other about the axis;
a multi-plate clutch having a first clutch plate that rotates together with the first rotating member, the multi-plate clutch further having a second clutch plate that is aligned with the first clutch plate in an axial direction and that rotates together with the second rotating member;
a pressing member that presses the multi-plate clutch;
an electric motor that is supplied with electric current and that generates torque in accordance with the electric current;
a moving mechanism that moves the pressing member in the axial direction in accordance with an amount of rotation of the electric motor; and
a control unit that controls the electric motor, wherein
the clutch apparatus allows adjustment of a rotational force that is transmitted between the first rotating member and the second rotating member through the multi-plate clutch, and
when increasing the rotational force transmitted between the first rotating member and the second rotating member by increasing the electric current supplied to the electric motor, the control unit moves the pressing member in the axial direction by temporarily supplying the electric motor with the electric current having a first current value that is greater than a second current value corresponding to a target rotational force that needs to be transmitted between the first rotating member and the second rotating member.

US Pat. No. 10,480,596

VEHICLE TRANSMISSION DEVICE

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

1. A vehicle transmission device comprising a transmission including a main shaft to which rotational power from an engine is inputted via a clutch, and a countershaft to which rotational power of the main shaft is transmitted via a constant-mesh gear, a clutch operation member that is driven by an actuator and performs disengaging and engaging operations of the clutch, a clutch operation amount detecting sensor that detects an operation amount of the clutch operation member, a control device that operates the actuator, and a driving wheel to which rotational power of the countershaft is transmitted via a driving force transmitting device,wherein at least one of a main shaft rotation sensor that detects a rotational frequency of the main shaft, or a countershaft rotation sensor that detects a rotational frequency of the countershaft is provided,
a damper member elastically deformed by a driving force is provided in at least any one of the countershaft, the driving force transmitting device and the driving wheel, or among the countershaft, the driving force transmitting device and the driving wheel, and
the control device learns a clutch disengagement operation amount of the clutch operation member when the control device detects deceleration of a predetermined value or more of the rotational frequency of the main shaft or the rotational frequency of the countershaft during clutch disengagement operation.

US Pat. No. 10,480,589

FLUID DRAINING THROUGH CLUTCH PLATES HAVING SEPARATOR FEATURES

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

15. A clutch plate configuration for use in an automotive transmission, the clutch plate configuration comprising:a plurality of reaction plates, each reaction plate of the plurality of reaction plates having a plurality of teeth disposed along an outer diameter, a radial section extending radially inwardly from the outer diameter, and an inner section extending radially inwardly from the radial section, each reaction plate defining a plurality of passages within the radial section of the reaction plate;
a plurality of separator features interleaved with the plurality of reaction plates, each separator feature overlapping with at least one passage of the plurality of passages so that fluid may flow past the plurality of separator features through the plurality of passages, each separator feature being configured to bias the reaction plates apart; and
a plurality of friction plates interleaved with the plurality of reaction plates, each friction plate being disposed radially inwardly of the radial section of each reaction plate and radially inwardly of the plurality of separator features, the plurality of friction plates being spaced apart from the plurality of separator features, each friction plate having a plurality of teeth extending from an inner diameter of the friction plate.

US Pat. No. 10,480,579

BEARING CAGE, RADIAL BEARING ASSEMBLY WITH SUCH A CAGE, IN PARTICULAR FOR A BALANCING SHAFT

Aktiebolaget SKF, Gothen...

1. A bearing cage for rolling element bearings, that is annular and centered on a central axis, the bearing cage comprising:a plurality of circumferentially adjacent pockets dedicated to each receive a rolling element, the bearing cage being split in the circumferential direction along a line of separation so as to define a first side and a second side that are circumferentially separated from each other, the first side and the second side having fixing means to fix the first side and second side to each other, wherein
the fixing means comprises: at least one of the first and second sides comprising at least one projection extending in the circumferential direction towards the other side, the other side comprising a recess configured to receive the projection in the circumferential direction so as to fix the first side and second side to each other in at least a first direction,
a concave portion extends in one direction from a first mounting surface defined on one of the at least one projection and recess, and at least two convex portions are provided on a second mounting surface defined on the other of the at least one projection and recess, the convex portions being circumferentially offset one to each other, the first and second mounting surfaces being mutually-opposable surfaces, and
each of the convex portions is configured to receive the concave portion so as to fix the first side and second side to each other in at least the circumferential direction, the bearing cage having a different diameter when the concave portion of the convex portions is engaged with a different convex portion.

US Pat. No. 10,480,578

METHOD OF IMPARTING COMPRESSIVE RESIDUAL STRESS TO BALLS

AKTIEBOLAGET SKF, Gothen...

1. A method of producing compressive residual stress in at least a surface portion of a first plurality of balls, the balls having an initial surface hardness, the method comprising:a) placing the first plurality of balls between a first body having a first surface and a second body having a second surface, the first surface including a smooth contact portion, the smooth contact portion being substantially flat or convex and having a surface hardness greater than or equal to the initial surface hardness of the balls,
b) applying a compressive force along a first diameter of the first plurality of balls by pressing the first body toward the second body or the second body toward the first body or the first and second bodies toward one another, and
c) causing relative movement between the first surface and the second surface while maintaining the compressive force at or above a minimum level to apply the compressive force along other diameters of the first plurality of balls different than the first diameter and produce the compressive residual stress in at least the surface portion of the first plurality of balls.

US Pat. No. 10,480,575

BEARING STRUCTURE AND TURBOCHARGER

IHI Corporation, Koto-ku...

1. A bearing structure, comprising:a housing;
a bearing hole formed in the housing and provided with a bearing for pivotally supporting a shaft;
a clearance groove formed on an inner circumferential surface of the bearing hole, having an opposing wall portion radially opposed to the shaft;
an oil drainage passage provided below a shaft center of the shaft;
a communicating opening formed in the housing, communicating the clearance groove with the oil drainage passage;
a scattering space formed in the housing, positioned between an impeller provided at one end of the shaft and the clearance groove, and communicating with the oil drainage passage;
an annular protrusion formed in the housing, positioned between the clearance groove and the scattering space, and annularly surrounding the large diameter portion of the shaft; and
a wide portion in the opposing wall portion of the clearance groove with a theoretical boundary right above the shaft center of the shaft, provided in a front side in a rotation direction of the shaft, having a wider gap from the shaft than that in a rear side in the rotation direction of the shaft, wherein a curvature radius of the wider gap increases in the rotational direction toward the communicating opening.

US Pat. No. 10,480,561

SCREW CHIP REMOVAL STRUCTURE

1. A chip removal structure of a screw, the screw comprising a screw head, a shank extending downward from the screw head, the shank having an outer circumferential surface on which a thread is formed in a surrounding form, the shank having a lower end that is formed with a tapering tail section, the thread being extended to the tapering tail section, wherein the tapering tail section is formed, through cutting or pressing, with two or more chip removal grooves, wherein the plurality of chip removal grooves have an inclination angle of 1°-89° or 91°-179°, wherein the plurality of chip removal grooves are not extended to a bottom of the tapering tail section and are formed on one, same side or two sides of the tapering tail section, and the plurality of chip removal grooves exceed a screw center line of the screw to each form an over-center-line chip removal groove, the chip removal grooves on the left side being 0.5 to 4.5 times in width of a rightmost chip removal groove.

US Pat. No. 10,480,558

CONNECTING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR FIXING A CONNECTING ELEMENT TO OR IN A COMPONENT

Lamello AG, Bubendorf (C...

1. A connecting device for fixing and/or connecting components or objects, or for fixing and/or connecting furniture or machine parts, wherein at least one connecting element of the connecting device is fixable in or to a component, the connecting element comprising:a main body having one or more holes; and
one or more securing elements,
wherein the one or the plurality of securing elements are formed in one piece with the main body in an initial position of the connecting device,
wherein the one or the plurality of securing elements are detachable from the main body by destroying a predetermined break-away region between the main body and the one or the plurality of securing elements,
wherein the one or the plurality of securing elements are moveable in relation to the one or more holes from the initial position into a securing position for the purposes of fixing the main body in or to the component,
wherein the one or the plurality of securing elements are cylindrically shaped,
wherein the one or the plurality of securing elements having a top end diameter and a bottom end diameter,
wherein the one or more holes are cylindrically shaped,
wherein the one or more holes having an entrance diameter, an exit diameter, and a center diameter, and
wherein the top end diameter and the bottom end diameter of the one or the plurality of securing elements are less than or equal to the entrance diameter, the exit diameter, and the center diameter of the one or more holes.

US Pat. No. 10,480,549

CYLINDER OPERATING CONDITION MONITORING DEVICE

SMC CORPORATION, Chiyoda...

1. An operating condition monitoring device for a cylinder, in which a first cylinder chamber is formed between a piston and one end in an interior of a cylinder main body, a second cylinder chamber is formed between the piston and another end in the interior of the cylinder main body, and fluid is supplied from a fluid supply source to the first cylinder chamber, or fluid is supplied from the fluid supply source to the second cylinder chamber, whereby the piston which is connected to a piston rod undergoes reciprocating motion between the one end and the other end inside the cylinder main body, comprising:a first pressure detection unit adapted to detect a pressure value of the first cylinder chamber;
a second pressure detection unit adapted to detect a pressure value of the second cylinder chamber;
a differential pressure calculating unit adapted to calculate a differential pressure between the pressure value detected by the first pressure detection unit and the pressure value detected by the second pressure detection unit;
a determination unit adapted to determine, based on the differential pressure calculated by the differential pressure calculating unit, whether or not the reciprocating motion operation of the piston is in an intermediate state between a normal state and an abnormal state; and
a storage unit adapted to store the calculated differential pressure, in an event that, during reciprocating motion of the piston, the first pressure detection unit has detected the pressure value of the first cylinder chamber, the second pressure detection unit has detected the pressure value of the second cylinder chamber, and the differential pressure calculating unit has calculated the differential pressure of the respective pressure values;
wherein, at completion of the reciprocating motion operation, the determination unit determines whether or not the reciprocating motion operation is in the intermediate state based on the differential pressure that is stored in the storage unit.

US Pat. No. 10,480,544

BLADDER ASSEMBLY AND ASSOCIATED BORE ALIGNMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A method for aligning a plurality of bores in a first member with a plurality of bores in a second member, said method comprising:positioning a first inflatable bladder to extend through both a first bore in said first member and a second bore in said second member, wherein said first inflatable bladder is positioned inside said first bore and is positioned inside said second bore;
positioning a second inflatable bladder to extend through both a third bore in said first member and a fourth bore in said second member, wherein said second inflatable bladder is positioned inside said third bore and is positioned inside said fourth bore; and
moving said first member relative to said second member by pressurizing said first and second inflatable bladders with a fluid to cause said first and second inflatable bladders to expand into engagement with said first member and said second member.

US Pat. No. 10,480,543

VALVE ASSEMBLY

1. A valve assembly having a basic module and a plurality of valve modules which are mounted on the basic module side by side along a line-up direction, the basic module comprising a first and a second leg which extend at an angle with respect to each other such that the two legs delimit a receiving space for the valve modules on two sides, a fluid area being provided on the first leg which has a fluid connection face formed on an inside of the first leg which is turned towards the second leg and on which fluid connections are provided which communicate with fluid connections of the valve modules, all fluid connections of the valve modules communicating with fluid connections of the fluid connection face, and an electrical area being provided on the second leg, in which electrical connections are provided that communicate with electrical connections of the valve modules.

US Pat. No. 10,480,538

PLUNGER PRESSURE ACCUMULATOR

AALTO UNIVERSITY FOUNDATI...

1. A plunger pressure accumulator, comprising:a shell;
a plunger which is adapted to move relative to the shell into an interior space of the shell, the space being divided into at least two subspaces, the first subspace of which is suppliable with hydraulic fluid of an external system and the second subspace is provided with a pressurized gas, wherein between the plunger and the shell is arranged a slide element upon which the plunger is supported to move to a distance apart from an internal surface of the first subspace and from an internal surface of the second subspace, and that the plunger pressure accumulator is provided with at least one regenerator which is stationary relative to the shell or the plunger.

US Pat. No. 10,480,537

LOW-COST EVACUATOR FOR AN ENGINE HAVING TUNED VENTURI GAPS

Dayco IP Holdings, LLC, ...

1. A method of tuning a multi-Venturi gap Venturi device that generates vacuum, the method comprising:providing a test Venturi device having a first suction piece that defines a first suction port and having a body that defines a passageway comprising a first tapering portion having an inlet end and an outlet end and a second tapering portion having an inlet end and an outlet end, wherein the outlet end of the first tapering portion and the inlet end of the second tapering portion are spaced apart a lineal distance to define a first Venturi gap, wherein a plurality of additional Venturi gaps segment the second tapering portion and each of the additional Venturi gaps define a lineal distance between a first opening and second opening thereof, and wherein the first tapering portion converges toward the first Venturi gap and the second tapering portion diverges away from the first Venturi gap;
operating the Venturi device as an aspirator and determining at which of the first Venturi gap and plurality of additional Venturi gaps is a location of minimum pressure for a first pre-selected operating condition;
operating the Venturi device as an ejector and determining at which of the first Venturi gap and plurality of additional Venturi gaps is a location of minimum pressure for a second pre-selected operating condition;
tuning whichever Venturi gap is at the location of minimum pressure as an aspirator to have higher vacuum suction by forming a first tuned Venturi gap having a smaller lineal distance than the same Venturi gap of the test Venturi device; and
tuning whichever Venturi gap is at the location of minimum pressure as an ejector to have a higher suction flow rate by forming a second tuned Venturi gap having a larger lineal distance than the same Venturi gap of the test Venturi device;
wherein the first tuned Venturi gap is not the same as the second tuned Venturi gap.

US Pat. No. 10,480,535

FAN ROTOR WITH FLOW INDUCED RESONANCE CONTROL

1. A fan for a gas turbine, the fan comprising fan blades circumferentially distributed around and extending a full span length from a central hub, the fan blades including alternating first fan blades and second fan blades, the first fan blades having a baseline profile and the second fan blades having a modified profile being the same as the baseline profile but for a leading edge cutback, the leading edge cutback extending from a first span position to a second span position, wherein the first span position is located at a distance away from the hub not exceeding 50% of the total span length and the second span position is located at a distance away from the hub exceeding 20% of the total span length, the first span position and the second span position are respectively located radially outwardly of and radially inwardly of a span location corresponding to a maximum deflection point for a selected natural vibration mode of the first fan blades, the selected natural vibration mode is a natural vibration mode higher than a 1st natural vibration mode.

US Pat. No. 10,480,534

SUPERCHARGER OUTLET RESONATOR

Eaton Intelligent Power L...

1. A supercharger outlet resonator comprising:a housing;
a first surface comprising a first opening and a housing axis bisecting the first opening;
a second surface comprising a second opening, the second surface located parallel to the first surface;
a channel perpendicular to the housing axis and connecting the first opening to the second opening, the channel comprising at least one sidewall;
an envelope fluidly separated from the channel by the at least one sidewall, the envelope at least partially surrounding the channel, the envelope extending from the first surface to the second surface, the envelope connected to a backflow port of the supercharger, the envelope comprising:
a third opening; and
at least one second sidewall; and
a noise-reducing material located on the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,480,525

FAN BLADE WITH IMPROVED STRUCTURE

Asia Vital Components Co....

1. A fan blade with improved structure, comprising:a hub including a lateral side having two ends, one of which being formed a top side and the other end being extended to form an extended section, and plurality of connecting slots being located on the periphery of the extended section, the extended section is upwardly extended to form a connecting portion on a periphery of the hub and extending upwardly toward the top of the hub and containing the connecting slots giving the connecting portion a U-shape from a side view; and
a plurality of blades, each of which having a first and an opposite second end; and the first end correspondingly being engaged in respective connecting slot and forming a weld part by laser welding at the junction between the blades and the hub, wherein the first end of each blade and the hub have a height smaller than the second end of each blade.

US Pat. No. 10,480,510

OIL-FREE SCREW COMPRESSOR AND DESIGN METHOD THEREFOR

Kobe Steel, Ltd., Hyogo ...

6. A method of designing an oil-free screw compressor comprising:a pair of female and male screw rotors which meshes with each other in a non-contact manner;
a casing having a rotor chamber in which the screw rotors are housed;
a bearing which supports rotary shafts of the screw rotors;
a shaft seal device which includes an oil seal portion disposed on a bearing side and an air seal portion disposed on a rotor chamber side and shaft-seals the rotary shaft;
a ventilation gap which is positioned between the oil seal portion and the air seal portion and is formed between an outer peripheral surface of the rotary shaft and an inner peripheral surface of the shaft seal device; and
an atmosphere open passage which makes an atmosphere side of the casing and the ventilation gap communicate with each other,
wherein a most narrowed portion of the atmosphere open passage, the air seal portion and the oil seal portion are set such that a following relationship is established
(La/Sa2.5)/(Lh/Sh2.5)>|P2|/?Pb
wherein an effective open cross-sectional area as Sh and an effective narrowed length as Lh in the most narrowed portion where the atmosphere open passage is most narrowed;
a shaft seal cross-sectional area in a direction orthogonal to a rotary shaft as Sa and an effective shaft seal length as La in a fine gap in the air seal portioned;
an absolute value of a negative pressure in the rotor chamber during an unloading operation as |P2|;
a minimum differential pressure in the oil seal portion during the unloading operation as ?Pb;
wherein
the atmosphere open passage has an atmosphere open hole formed in the casing, and at least one communication hole formed in the shaft seal device, and
an annular space which surrounds the shaft seal device in a circumferential direction is formed by both of or either one of an inner peripheral side of the casing and an outer peripheral side of the shaft seal device, and the atmosphere open hole and at least one of the communication holes communicate with each other through the annular space, and
the most narrowed portion of the atmosphere open passage is smaller one between an open cross-sectional area of the atmosphere open hole and a total open cross-sectional area of the at least one communication hole.

US Pat. No. 10,480,496

THREE-STAGE VARIABLE COLOR PASTE PUMP AND OPERATION METHOD THEREOF

1. A three-stage variable color paste pump, comprising a differential pump, the differential pump comprising a rodless cavity, a rod containing cavity and a piston rod, wherein a control valve is provided, the control valve comprises a valve body and a valve core, the valve body is provided with a rod containing cavity opening for communicating with the rod containing cavity, is provided with a rodless cavity opening for communicating with the rodless cavity, is provided with a color paste bucket opening for communicating with a color paste bucket, and is provided with an ejection opening, a channel is arranged on the valve core, and the valve core is moved to different positions to form the following communication structures: at a position 1, the rodless cavity communicates with the ejection opening, and the rodless cavity communicates with the rod containing cavity; at a position 2, the rod containing cavity opening communicates with the ejection opening, and the rodless cavity communicates with the color paste bucket; and at a position 3, the rodless cavity communicates with the ejection opening, and the rod containing cavity communicates with the color paste bucket.

US Pat. No. 10,480,489

MOBILE RENEWABLE ENERGY STRUCTURES PROVIDING WIRELESS NETWORKING AND ASSOCIATED SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Prime Wind, Inc., San Di...

1. A structure for providing and using off-grid electrical power, the structure comprising:a plurality of pole segments forming a support pole, wherein a first pole segment of the plurality of pole segments is configured to fit inside a second pole segment of the plurality of pole segments;
a base positioned to support the support pole;
one or more benches attached to the base, wherein the one or more benches comprises three benches extending radially outwardly relative to the support pole;
a wind turbine assembly for converting wind to electrical power, the wind turbine assembly supported by the support pole;
one or more support elements carried by the support pole and extending outwardly from the support pole, the one or more support elements being positioned beneath the wind turbine assembly;
one or more solar panel structures for converting light to electrical power, at least one of the one or more solar panel structures being supported by a support element of the one or more support elements;
one or more cameras carried by at least one of the one or more support elements;
one or more wireless communication devices configured to provide access to a wireless communication network;
a battery connected to the wind turbine assembly, the one or more solar panel structures, the one or more cameras, and the one or more wireless communication devices; and
at least one controller configured to manage power input to the battery from the one or more solar panel structures or the wind turbine assembly, the at least one controller further being configured to manage power output from the battery to the one or more cameras and the one or more wireless communication devices.

US Pat. No. 10,480,486

IMPROVEMENTS RELATING TO THE DETERMINATION OF ROTOR IMBALANCES IN A WIND TURBINE

1. A wind turbine comprising a tower, a rotor including a plurality of blades, an electrical generator operatively coupled to the rotor, and a control system including an active damping module configured to monitor oscillatory motion of the wind turbine and to output a damping demand signal to damp the oscillatory motion,wherein the control system is configured to perform a rotor imbalance determination process including:
controlling a rotating frequency of the rotor so that it substantially coincides with a natural frequency of the tower,
determining, while the rotating frequency of the rotor substantially coincides with the natural frequency of the tower, rotor imbalance data based on the damping demand signal and evaluating said rotor imbalance data to determine a presence of a rotor imbalance condition, and
correcting the rotor imbalance condition by applying one or more pitch control inputs to one or more of the plurality of blades so as to reduce the rotor imbalance condition.

US Pat. No. 10,480,476

STARTER SYSTEM AND METHOD OF CONTROL

GM Global Technology Oper...

1. A starter system for use with a powertrain having an internal combustion engine with a ring gear operatively connected to a crankshaft of the internal combustion engine, the starter system comprising:a brushless electric starter motor selectively operatively connectable to the internal combustion engine;
a battery power pack;
a power inverter operable to convert direct current provided from the battery power pack to multi-phase alternating current to drive the brushless electric starter motor;
a pinion gear configured to be rotatably driven by the brushless electric starter motor and movable between a disengaged position in which the pinion gear is disengaged from the ring gear, and an engaged position in which the pinion gear is meshingly engaged with the ring gear to transfer torque provided from the brushless electric starter motor to the crankshaft;
a solenoid operatively connected to the pinion gear;
an electronic control system operable to control the brushless electric starter motor to crank the internal combustion engine using power provided from the battery power pack through the power inverter, and to separately command the solenoid to a disabled state and alternately to an enabled state, wherein the pinion gear moves to the disengaged position when the solenoid is in the disabled state, and moves to the engaged position when the solenoid is in the enabled state;
wherein the electronic control system includes a timer, and the electronic control system is operable to set the timer for a predetermined period of time after commanding the solenoid to the enabled state; and
wherein controlling the brushless electric starter motor to crank the internal combustion engine is upon expiration of the predetermined period of time.

US Pat. No. 10,480,471

MOTORCYCLE FUEL SYSTEM WITH TWO INJECTORS POSITIONED IN THE INTAKE AIR PASSAGE

KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIK...

1. A vehicle which supplies a fuel stored in a fuel tank to an air-intake passage through which intake-air flows, the intake-air being supplied to an engine which generates driving power for allowing the vehicle to travel, the vehicle comprising:a first injector which injects the fuel into the air-intake passage;
a second injector which is disposed to be apart from the first injector along a flow direction of the intake-air flowing through the air-intake passage and injects the fuel into the air-intake passage;
a fuel pump which discharges the fuel from the fuel tank;
a first fuel tube, a first end of which is connected to the fuel pump;
a second fuel tube, a first end of which is connected to the second injector; and
a connector which is connected to a second end of the first fuel tube, a second end of the second fuel tube, and the first injector, and distributes the fuel which has flowed through the first fuel tube, to the second fuel tube and the first injector,
wherein the connector is firmly coupled to the first injector,
wherein at least one of the first fuel tube and the second fuel tube is connected to the connector in such a manner that at least one of the first and second fuel tubes is relatively rotatable in a circumferential direction of the first fuel tube, with respect to the connector,
wherein the first fuel tube and the second fuel tube are arranged in series, the first and second fuel tubes being spaced apart in a forward and rearward direction and longitudinally extending in the forward and rearward direction, and
wherein the first end of the first fuel tube is located forward of the connector, and the first end of the second fuel tube is located rearward of the connector.

US Pat. No. 10,480,454

BLEED FLOW DUCT FOR A TURBOMACHINE COMPRISING A PASSIVELY ACTUATED VARIABLE CROSS SECTION VBV GRATING

SAFRAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES, ...

1. An intermediate casing hub for a bypass turbine engine, said hub comprising:an inner shroud configured to delimit a primary flow space of the primary gas flow of the turbine engine,
an outer shroud configured to delimit a secondary flow space of the secondary gas flow of said turbine engine,
a discharge stream duct extending between the inner shroud and the outer shroud, said discharge stream duct leading on the one hand into the primary flow space through an inlet opening formed in the inner shroud, and on the other hand into the secondary flow space through an outlet opening formed in the outer shroud,
a door that is movable between a closed position, in which the door closes a passage cross-section of the inlet opening, and an open position, in which the door opens a passage cross-section of the inlet opening, and
discharge fins comprising a leading edge and a trailing edge opposite the leading edge,
said discharge fins being rotatably mounted around a pivot in the discharge stream duct at the outlet opening between an open configuration, in which an air flow from the inlet opening is able to pass between the discharge fins, and a closed configuration, in which the discharge fins block a passage cross-section of the outlet opening,
the intermediate casing hub wherein the pivot of each discharge fin is closer to its leading edge than to its trailing edge and in that the discharge fins comprise a downstream portion extending between the pivot and the trailing edge and an upstream portion extending between the pivot and the leading edge, the downstream portion and the upstream portion of the discharge fins having a different density.

US Pat. No. 10,480,441

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING EXHAUST GAS TEMPERATURE

Cummins Inc., Columbus, ...

1. A method comprising:detecting an air density value upstream of an internal combustion engine of an engine system;
modifying a relationship between an engine speed and an outputted engine power as a function of the detected air density value; and
adjusting, using the modified relationship between an engine speed and an outputted engine power of the internal combustion engine, at least one of the engine speed and the outputted engine power to attain a target exhaust gas temperature along at least a portion of an after-treatment system of the engine system.

US Pat. No. 10,480,435

EGR AND REFORMATE FRACTION ESTIMATION IN A DEDICATED EGR ENGINE

GM Global Technology Oper...

1. A method of operating a dedicated-EGR engine, comprising the steps of:providing a rich air-fuel mixture to a dedicated cylinder;
combusting the rich air-fuel mixture in the dedicated cylinder;
modeling the combustion of the rich air-fuel mixture in the dedicated cylinder;
estimating a composition of combustion products in the dedicated cylinder based on interpolation of chemical reaction models of stoichiometric and rich combustion;
mixing the combustion products from the dedicated cylinder with air to produce an intake mixture;
estimating a mass fraction of reformate in the intake mixture;
estimating a mass fraction of burned gas in the intake mixture;
providing the intake mixture to intake ports of all of the cylinders of the dedicated-EGR engine;
combusting an air-fuel mixture in a non-dedicated cylinder of the engine;
controlling an engine control parameter effective to influence combustion in the non-dedicated cylinder, wherein a value to which the engine control parameter is controlled is determined based on the estimated mass fraction of reformate and the estimated mass fraction of burned gas in the intake mixture.

US Pat. No. 10,480,410

COMPRESSED AIR ENERGY STORAGE AND POWER GENERATION METHOD AND COMPRESSED AIR ENERGY STORAGE AND POWER GENERATION DEVICE

Kobe Steel, Ltd., Hyogo ...

1. A compressed air energy storage and power generation method, comprising:driving an electric motor by fluctuating input power;
compressing air by a compressor mechanically connected to the electric motor;
storing the compressed air, which is supplied from the compressor, in an accumulator tank;
driving an expander by the compressed air supplied from the accumulator tank;
generating power by a generator mechanically connected to the expander;
defining, as a reference storage value, a storage value indicating that a storage amount of the air in the accumulator tank is in a predetermined intermediate state;
when a storage value indicating a current storage amount in the accumulator tank is at the reference storage value, controlling at least one of the electric motor and the generator to rotate at a rated rotation speed;
when the storage value indicating the current storage amount in the accumulator tank is larger than the reference storage value, controlling the generator to rotate at less than the rated rotation speed so as to maintain a rated output, and
when the storage value indicating the current storage amount in the accumulator tank is smaller than the reference storage value, controlling the generator to rotate at more than the rated rotation speed and equal to or less than a maximum permissible rotation speed so as to maintain the rated output.

US Pat. No. 10,480,406

GAS TURBINE CYCLE EQUIPMENT, EQUIPMENT FOR RECOVERING CO2 FROM FLUE GAS, AND METHOD FOR RECOVERING EXHAUST HEAT FROM COMBUSTION FLUE GAS

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

2. A system comprising:a gas turbine having a combustor configured to combust fuel with compressed air and a power turbine configured to be driven by combustion flue gas from the combustor; and
an exhaust heat recovery device configured to receive the combustion flue gas from the power turbine and recover heat energy from the combustion flue gas,
wherein the gas turbine comprises a primary air compressor and a secondary air compressor, the primary air compressor configured to compress air to produce primary compressed air, the secondary air compressor configured to compress the primary compressed air to produce secondary compressed air, wherein the compressed air includes the primary compressed air and the secondary compressed air,
wherein the exhaust heat recovery device includes:
a heat exchanger configured to perform indirect heat exchange between the combustion flue gas and the secondary compressed air, and
a saturator provided downstream, with respect to a flow of the combustion flue gas through the exhaust heat recovery device, from the heat exchanger and configured to perform indirect heat exchange between the combustion flue gas and the primary compressed air and supply water, the saturator being configured to permit steam to be entrained in the primary compressed air,
wherein the saturator includes:
a supply water header configured to introduce the supply water into the saturator,
a plurality of heat exchange tubes configured to communicate with the supply water header at a first end of the saturator, the plurality of heat exchange tubes being arranged within the saturator,
a storage header configured to communicate with the plurality of heat exchange tubes at a second end of the saturator, the storage header having an introducing part configured to introduce the primary compressed air into a space in the storage header for storing the supply water, and
a supply water circulation line via which the supply water is circulated through the saturator,
wherein the saturator is configured to pass the primary compressed air through spaces within the plurality of the heat exchange tubes through which the supply water circulates in the shape of a wet wall along inner wall surfaces of the plurality of heat exchange tubes, is configured to perform heat exchange with the combustion flue gas flowing against outer peripheries of the plurality of heat exchange tubes to generate steam from the supply water, and is configured to permit the generated steam to be entrained in the primary compressed air flowing through the saturator; and
wherein the system is configured to first introduce the primary compressed air to the saturator in which the steam is entrained by the primary compressed air and compress the primary compressed air to produce the secondary compressed air in the secondary air compressor, then heat the secondary compressed air in the heat exchanger, and then introduce the heated secondary compressed air into the combustor.

US Pat. No. 10,480,399

STRUCTURE AND METHOD FOR JOINING NOZZLE VANE AND LEVER, AND VARIABLE GEOMETRY TURBOCHARGER

1. A joint structure of a nozzle vane and a lever, comprising:a nozzle vane to be disposed in an exhaust passage for guiding exhaust gas to a turbine wheel of a variable geometry turbocharger, the nozzle vane including a shaft portion; and
a lever including a fitting surface to be fitted with a peripheral surface on one end side of the shaft portion, for transmitting torque to the shaft portion to adjust a vane angle of the nozzle vane,
wherein the lever and the one end side of the shaft portion are joined to each other by welding, and
wherein weld metal at a welded part between the lever and the one end side of the shaft portion is formed so that a center position of the weld metal is disposed inside a position of the fitting surface with respect to a radial direction of the shaft portion, and
wherein the lever includes
a first contact surface formed to extend inward in the radial direction of the shaft portion from a first end of the fitting surface with respect to the axial direction of the shaft portion, and to contact the shaft portion from the axial direction of the shaft portion, and
a second contact surface formed to extend outward in the radial direction of the shaft portion from a second end of the fitting surface with respect to the axial direction of the shaft portion, and to contact the shaft portion from the axial direction of the shaft portion.

US Pat. No. 10,480,391

COOLANT CONTROL SYSTEMS AND METHODS TO PREVENT COOLANT BOILING

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A coolant control system for a vehicle, comprising:a first target flowrate module that determines a first target flowrate of coolant through an engine;
a flowrate adjustment module that:
when a change in heat input to the engine from combustion within the engine is greater than a predetermined value:
determines a flowrate adjustment based on the change in the heat input to the engine;
determines a flow period for increasing coolant flow through the engine based on the change in the heat input to the engine, the determination of the flow period including:
setting the flow period to a first period if the change in the heat input to the engine is in a first range; and
setting the flow period to a second period that is greater than the first period if the change in the heat input to the engine is in a second range that is greater than the first range; and
maintains the flowrate adjustment for the duration of the flow period; and
when the change in the heat input to the engine is less than the predetermined value and the flow period has passed, sets the flowrate adjustment to a predetermined flowrate;
a heat input module that determines the heat input to the engine from combustion within the engine based on an engine torque and an engine speed;
a second target flowrate module that determines a second target flowrate as a function of the first target flowrate and the flowrate adjustment;
a coolant valve control module that controls a position of a coolant valve, the coolant valve having:
a first chamber configured to output coolant received by the first chamber to a transmission fluid heat exchanger and an oil heat exchanger; and
a second chamber configured to output coolant received by the second chamber to an engine coolant pump,
the coolant valve being configured to:
when the position of the coolant valve is between a first end position and a first position, block coolant flow into the first chamber and block coolant flow into the second chamber;
when the position of the coolant valve is between the first position and a second position, block coolant flow into the first chamber, allow coolant flow from an engine into the second chamber, and block coolant flow from a radiator into the second chamber;
when the position of the coolant valve is between the second position and a third position, allow coolant flow into the first chamber from an integrated exhaust manifold, allow coolant flow from the engine into the second chamber, and block coolant flow from the radiator into the second chamber;
when the position of the coolant valve is between the third position and a fourth position, allow coolant flow from the integrated exhaust manifold into the first chamber, allow coolant flow from the engine into the second chamber, and allow coolant output by the radiator into the second chamber;
when the position of the coolant valve is between the fourth position and a fifth position, allow coolant flow into the first chamber from the engine coolant pump, block coolant flow into the second chamber from the engine, and allow coolant flow from the radiator into the second chamber;
when the position of the coolant valve is between the fifth position and a sixth position, allow coolant flow into the first chamber from the engine coolant pump, allow coolant flow into the second chamber from the engine, and allow coolant flow from the radiator into the second chamber;
when the position of the coolant valve is between the sixth position and a seventh position, allow coolant flow into the first chamber from the engine coolant pump, allow coolant flow into the second chamber from the engine, and block coolant flow from the radiator into the second chamber; and
when the position of the coolant valve is between the seventh position and a second end position, block coolant flow into the first chamber and block coolant flow into the second chamber;
a target speed module that determines a target speed of the engine coolant pump based on the second target flowrate and the position of the coolant valve; and
a speed control module that controls a speed of the engine coolant pump based on the target speed.

US Pat. No. 10,480,390

WORK VEHICLE, AND POSITION ADJUSTMENT METHOD OF MOVABLE PORTION OF WORK VEHICLE

Komatsu Ltd., Tokyo (JP)...

1. A work vehicle, comprising:a vehicle body that includes an opening portion communicating between inside and outside;
a movable portion that is rotatably supported to the vehicle body between a closed position at which the opening portion is closed and an open position at which the opening portion is open; and
a position adjustment portion that adjusts a vertical position of the movable portion when the movable portion is at the closed position, wherein the position adjustment portion includes
a first plate that is provided on the vehicle body and includes a first through portion which vertically penetrates the first plate,
a second plate that is provided on the movable portion, and includes a second through portion which vertically penetrates the second plate and communicates with the first through portion from below when the movable portion is at the closed position, and
an adjustment bolt that includes a shaft portion inserted into the first through portion and the second through portion; and
wherein the vehicle body includes a heat exchange room, wherein the opening portion is formed on a rear side of the heat exchange room, wherein a cooling unit that is provided inside the heat exchange room and has a rear surface facing the rear side is further provided, wherein the movable portion is a blower unit that includes a fan rotationally driven and a shroud covering the fan from an outer peripheral side, wherein the closed position is a position at which the blower unit faces the rear surface of the cooling unit, and wherein the open position is a position at which the blower unit exposes the rear surface of the cooling unit.

US Pat. No. 10,480,386

EXHAUST MANIFOLD FOR COMBINING SYSTEM EXHAUST PLUME

BELL HELICOPTER TEXTRON I...

1. An exhaust manifold for an aircraft comprising:a plurality of exhaust ducts in gaseous communication with one or more exhaust systems, wherein the exhaust ducts receive exhaust from the one or more exhaust systems; and
a platform comprising the plurality of exhaust ducts, wherein the platform is located upstream of an equipment inlet, and wherein the plurality of exhaust ducts are configured to direct exhaust at a rotor linkage for the exhaust to dissipate away from one or more rotors attached to the rotor linkage.

US Pat. No. 10,480,385

APPARATUS FOR MEASURING COMBUSTIBLE-GAS CONCENTRATION, SYSTEM FOR MEASURING COMBUSTIBLE-GAS CONCENTRATION, SYSTEM FOR TREATING EXHAUST GAS, METHOD FOR MEASURING COMBUSTIBLE-GAS CONCENTRATION, AND METHOD FOR DERIVING CONSTANT

NGK INSULATORS, LTD., Na...

9. A method for measuring combustible-gas concentration serving as a carbon-equivalent concentration of a combustible gas in a target gas with a sensor element including a mixed potential cell that includes a solid electrolyte body, a detection electrode arranged on the solid electrolyte body, and a reference electrode arranged on the solid electrolyte body, the method comprising:an electromotive force acquisition step of acquiring information about an electromotive force of the mixed potential cell while the detection electrode is exposed to the target gas;
an oxygen concentration acquisition step of acquiring information about oxygen concentration in the target gas; and
a combustible gas concentration derivation step of determining the combustible-gas concentration in the target gas based on the acquired information about the electromotive force, the acquired information about the oxygen concentration, and a relationship represented by formula (1):
EMF=? loga(pTHC)?? logb(pO2)+B  (1)(whereEMF: the electromotive force of the mixed potential cell,
?, ?, B: constants,
a and b: any base (provided that a?1, a>0, b?1, and b>0),
pTHC: the combustible-gas concentration in the target gas, and
pO2: the oxygen concentration in the target gas).

US Pat. No. 10,480,383

ABNORMALITY DIAGNOSIS APPARATUS FOR EXHAUST GAS PURIFICATION APPARATUS

Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki ...

1. An abnormality diagnosis apparatus for an exhaust gas purification apparatus of an internal combustion engine that operates in a lean burn mode, said exhaust gas purification apparatus including an NOx storage reduction catalyst provided in an exhaust passage of said internal combustion engine and a fuel addition valve provided in the exhaust passage upstream of said NOx storage reduction catalyst to add fuel to exhaust gas, comprising a controller comprising at least one processor configured to:determine an outflowing NOx quantity defined as the quantity of NOx flowing out of said NOx storage reduction catalyst;
determine an NOx storage amount defined as the amount of NOx stored in said NOx storage reduction catalyst on the basis of said outflowing NOx quantity;
perform a specific fuel addition process of adding fuel by said fuel addition valve repeatedly at a specific cycle to raise the temperature of said NOx storage reduction catalyst, the quantity of fuel added by each fuel addition in said specific fuel addition process and said specific cycle being set in such a way that NOx stored in said NOx storage reduction catalyst is desorbed and the average air-fuel ratio of the exhaust gas flowing into said NOx storage reduction catalyst is kept at a lean air-fuel ratio higher than the stoichiometric air-fuel ratio during the time in which said specific fuel addition process is being performed; and
make a diagnosis as to whether said NOx storage reduction catalyst is normal or abnormal,
wherein said controller is further configured to start said specific fuel addition process when said NOx storage reduction catalyst is in a specific start condition in which said NOx storage amount determined by the controller falls within a specific range and the temperature of said NOx storage reduction catalyst is equal to or lower than a specific temperature that is lower than a thermal desorption temperature defined as a temperature above which NOx can flow out of said NOx storage reduction catalyst when said specific fuel addition process is performed even if said NOx storage reduction catalyst is normal, and equal to or higher than the activation temperature of said NOx storage reduction catalyst, and
diagnose said NOx storage reduction catalyst on the basis of said outflowing NOx quantity over a specific period in a period from when said specific fuel addition process is started to when the temperature of said NOx storage reduction catalyst reaches said thermal desorption temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,480,371

METERING MODULE FOR METERING A REDUCING AGENT

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A dosing device for the introduction of a substance into a flow pipe of an internal combustion engine, the dosing device comprising an injection valve and a receiving device, the receiving device having a cooling body element that includes at least one thin-walled component that at least Partially defines a chamber to be charged with a cooling medium, wherein the injection valve and the receiving device are combined to form a structural unit, wherein the injection valve is, at a lower end in a region of a spray hole disk, directly connected cohesively and sealingly to the at least one thin-walled component of the cooling body element by a first weld seam, wherein a second weld seam cohesively and sealingly connects the injection valve, at an upper end, to a cover element of the receiving device.

US Pat. No. 10,480,369

EXHAUST AFTER-TREATMENT SYSTEM FOR DIESEL INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINES

FEV NORTH AMERICA INC., ...

1. An exhaust after-treatment system fluidically coupled to an exhaust pipe of a diesel internal combustion engine (ICE) for treating an exhaust gas, the exhaust after-treatment system comprising:a diesel oxidation catalyst (DOC) disposed in a downstream path of the exhaust gas produced by the diesel internal combustion engine;
a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) disposed downstream of said diesel oxidation catalyst;
an electrically heated catalyst (EHC) coupled to said diesel oxidation catalyst and configured to electrically heat said diesel oxidation catalyst for reducing an amount of time to reach a DOC light-off temperature;
a controller operably coupled with said diesel oxidation catalyst and said electrically heated catalyst and configured to supply electrical power to said electrically heated catalyst in response to a mid bed temperature of said diesel oxidation catalyst being less than a predetermined DOC temperature value and discontinue the supply of electrical power to said electrically heated catalyst in response to detected the mid bed temperature of said diesel oxidation catalyst being greater than the predetermined DOC temperature value;
an SCR coated diesel particulate filter (SDPF) disposed downstream of said diesel oxidation catalyst and upstream of said selective catalytic reduction (SCR);
a fuel dosing system disposed upstream of said diesel oxidation catalyst and configured to dose the path of exhaust gas; and
said controller operably coupled to said fuel dosing system and said SDPF and configured to operate said fuel dosing system in response to detecting a mid bed temperature of said SDPF being lower than a predetermined SDPF temperature value and said discontinued supply of electrical power to said electrically heated catalyst.

US Pat. No. 10,480,367

HYDRAULIC CIRCUIT SYSTEM FOR FORCED REGENERATION OF DIESEL PARTICULATE FILTER

DOOSAN INFRACORE CO., LTD...

1. A hydraulic circuit system for forced regeneration of a diesel particulate filter, the hydraulic circuit system comprising:an engine configured to generate power;
a diesel particulate filter provided in a path through which exhaust gas is discharged from the engine, and configured to purify the exhaust gas from the engine;
a hydraulic pump connected to the engine, and configured to discharge hydraulic oil using the power of the engine;
a main control valve including a spool, the main control valve is directly connected to the hydraulic pump via a hydraulic oil conduit and provided between the hydraulic pump and an actuator of a working machine, wherein the main control valve is configured to provide the hydraulic oil to the actuator of the working machine;
a regulator connected to the hydraulic pump, and configured to adjust an angle of a swash plate of the hydraulic pump based on an intensity of discharge pressure of the hydraulic oil from the hydraulic pump in order to control a discharge flow rate of the hydraulic oil from the hydraulic pump;
a hydraulic line directly connected to the hydraulic oil conduit and configured to provide the discharge pressure of the hydraulic oil from the hydraulic pump to the regulator; and
a forced regeneration valve provided in the hydraulic line, and configured to block, in a forced regeneration mode, the discharge pressure of the hydraulic oil provided to the regulator so that the discharge flow rate of the hydraulic oil from the hydraulic pump becomes the maximum.

US Pat. No. 10,480,363

CAM-SWITCHING DEVICE AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING CAM-SWITCHING DEVICE

ISUZU MOTORS LIMITED, To...

1. A cam-switching device that selectively switches between a first cam and a second cam to make valve characteristics of intake and exhaust valves of an engine variable,the first cam and the second cam being provided corresponding to each of the intake and exhaust valves and having different cam profiles,
each of the cam profiles being determined such that a first cam angle range where a valve lift amount of the first cam is greater than a valve lift amount of the second cam and a second cam angle range where a valve lift amount of the second cam is greater than a valve lift amount of the first cam are formed, and
the cam-switching device comprising:
a cam shaft configured to rotate in conjunction with a crank shaft of the engine and provided such that the first cam and the second cam rotate together;
a cam shaft moving unit comprising an intake-side slide groove and an intake-side electromagnetic solenoid, and an exhaust-side slide groove and an exhaust-side electromagnetic solenoid, configured to slide the cam shaft in an axial direction to selectively switch between the first cam and the second cam;
a cylinder resting unit comprising a rocker arm, a bracket, a hydraulic tappet, a needle, and a third electromagnetic solenoid, configured to stop opening and closing operations of the intake and exhaust valves to deactivate a cylinder; and
an electronic control unit (ECU) configured to control the cylinder resting unit to stop the opening and closing operations of the intake and exhaust valves in a same combustion cycle and control the cam shaft moving unit to start sliding the cam shaft in the first cam angle range in a case of switching from the first cam to the second cam, and to control the cylinder resting unit to stop the opening and closing operations of the intake and exhaust valves in the same combustion cycle and control the cam shaft moving unit to start sliding the cam shaft in the second cam angle range in a case of switching from the second cam to the first cam.

US Pat. No. 10,480,355

NATURAL GAS LIQUID FRACTIONATION PLANT WASTE HEAT CONVERSION TO SIMULTANEOUS POWER, COOLING AND POTABLE WATER USING MODIFIED GOSWAMI CYCLE AND NEW MODIFIED MULTI-EFFECT-DISTILLATION SYSTEM

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A system comprising:a waste heat recovery heat exchanger network comprising heat exchangers coupled to a a Natural Gas Liquid (NGL) fractionation plant, the NGL fractionation plant comprising a propane dehydration section comprising a propane dehydrator column and a de-propanizer section comprising a de-propanizer distillation column, wherein the heat exchangers comprise:
a first heat exchanger thermally coupled to the propane dehydration section to heat a first buffer stream using heat carried by a propane de-hydration outlet stream from the propane de-hydration section; and
a second heat exchanger thermally coupled to the de-propanizer section to heat a second buffer stream using heat carried by a de-propanizer overhead outlet stream, wherein the first buffer stream is a first type of buffer fluid, and wherein the second buffer stream is a second type of buffer fluid different than the first type; and
a first sub-system comprising a power turbine and heat exchangers, the first sub-system coupled to the waste heat recovery heat exchanger network and configured to generate power and sub-ambient cooling capacity using heat provided by the first buffer stream.

US Pat. No. 10,480,348

LUBRICATION SCAVENGE SYSTEM FOR A TURBINE ENGINE WITH COUNTER-ROTATING SHAFTS

ROLLS-ROYCE CORPORATION, ...

1. A gas turbine comprising:a high pressure shaft having a terminal portion;
a low pressure shaft, having an exposed portion extending axially beyond the terminal portion, the low pressure shaft concentric with the high pressure shaft;
an interface region proximate the terminal and exposed portions,
a sump housing radially surrounding the high pressure shaft and the low pressure shaft proximate the interface region, the sump housing comprising:
a radially inner surface;
a first pedestal mount for the terminal portion of the high pressure shaft and a second pedestal mount for the exposed portion of the low pressure shaft, each pedestal mount comprising an annular mount ring and plurality of stand-off pedestals, each pedestal mount extending radially inward from the radially inner surface of the sump housing,
an orifice located in the interface region and axially between first pedestal mount and second pedestal mount,
a first axial channel formed through first pedestal mount and a second axial channel formed through the second pedestal mount, wherein both the first axial channel and the second axial channel lead to the orifice, and a pair of turning passages formed in the sump housing that extend circumferentially around the sump and turn axially towards the orifice, wherein the turning passages are formed in part by at least a portion of the first axial channel and the second axial channel respectively, wherein the radial distance from the axis increases in each of the pair of turning passages as a function of axial proximity to the orifice.

US Pat. No. 10,480,344

VALVE MODULE, AND STEAM TURBINE AND POWER GENERATION SYSTEM INCLUDING THE SAME

Doosan Heavy Industries C...

1. A valve module comprising a case enclosing a flow space into which fluid is introduced; a control valve disposed in the flow space and configured to control an amount of the fluid flowing through the flow space; and a stop valve disposed in the flow space below the control valve, the stop valve including:a stem configured to reciprocate rectilinearly between a first position and a second position,
a stop valve disc mounted to an upper portion of the stem and configured to pass fluid when the stem is in the first position and to block fluid flow when the stem is in the second position, the stop valve disc including a bottom side having an inner circumference and an inward lip extending from the inner circumference at an inclination angle and terminating at a distal end, and
a sealing member surrounding the stem and configured to prevent exposure of the stem when the stop valve disc is located at the first position, the sealing member including a protruding portion extending upward and flaring outward at the inclination angle of the inward lip, the protruding portion terminating at a distal end that meets the distal end of the inward lip when the stop valve disc is located in the first position.

US Pat. No. 10,480,330

BLADE RUB MATERIAL

United Technologies Corpo...

1. A rub material (124) comprising:a polymeric matrix (128);
polymeric micro-balloons (130) in the matrix; and
polymeric fiber (140) at 5-33% by volume in the matrix.

US Pat. No. 10,480,329

AIRFOIL TURN CAPS IN GAS TURBINE ENGINES

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPO...

1. A vane of a gas turbine engine comprising:a hollow body having a pressure side and a suction side and the hollow body having a first up-pass cavity and a first down-pass cavity, the hollow body having an inner diameter end and an outer diameter end, the first up-pass cavity including a first pressure side airfoil passage arranged along the pressure side of the hollow body and a first suction side airfoil passage arranged along the suction side of the hollow body, the first up-pass cavity having a flow direction from the inner diameter end toward the outer diameter end and the first down-pass cavity having a flow direction from the outer diameter end toward the inner diameter end, the first down-pass cavity defined between external walls of the pressure side and the suction side of the hollow body;
a first airfoil platform arranged at the outer diameter end of the hollow body, the first airfoil platform having a gas path surface and a non-gas path surface, wherein the hollow body extends from the gas path surface of the first airfoil platform;
a first up-pass cavity opening formed in the non-gas path surface of the first airfoil platform fluidly connected to the first up-pass cavity;
a first down-pass cavity opening formed in the non-gas path surface of the first airfoil platform fluidly connected to the first down-pass cavity; and
a first turn cap fixedly attached to the first airfoil platform on the non-gas path surface covering the first up-pass cavity opening and the first down-pass cavity opening of the first airfoil platform, the first turn cap having:
exterior side walls, the exterior side walls extending between a forward-end of the turn cap and an aft-end of the turn cap;
an exterior top wall extending between the exterior side walls and between the forward-end and the aft-end of the turn cap; and
a first divider located within the first turn cap extending from the exterior top wall and positioned between the exterior side walls and defining a first suction-side turn passage between the exterior side wall and the first divider and a first pressure-side turn passage between the exterior side wall and the first divider, wherein the first divider fluidly separates the first pressure-side turn passage from the first suction-side turn passage within the first turn cap, wherein the first divider extends from the forward-end of the turn cap toward the aft-end of the turn cap and separates the first pressure-side turn passage and the first suction-side turn passage,
wherein a merging chamber is formed in the turn cap proximate the aft-end of the turn cap,
wherein, in operation, a fluid flow passes radially through the first pressure side airfoil passage of the first up-pass cavity into the first pressure-side turn passage proximate the forward-end of the turn cap and fluid flows radially through the first suction side airfoil passage of the first up-pass cavity into the first suction-side turn passage proximate the forward-end of the turn cap,
wherein, in operation, the fluid flow flows axially once entering the respective first pressure-side turn passage and first suction-side turn passage toward the aft-end of the turn cap,
wherein, in operation, the fluid flow passing-flows axially through the first suction side turn passage and the first pressure side turn passage and are merged at the merging chamber in an axial direction proximate the aft-end of the turn cap, and
wherein, in operation, the fluid flow is turned from an axial flow to a radial flow within the merging chamber and directed radially into the first down-pass cavity of the hollow body.

US Pat. No. 10,480,327

COMPONENTS HAVING CHANNELS FOR IMPINGEMENT COOLING

General Electric Company,...

1. A component configured for impingement cooling, said component comprising:an inner wall defining a plurality of apertures, each aperture of said plurality of apertures configured to emit a cooling fluid therethrough;
an outer wall spaced from said inner wall and extending from a root end to a tip end of said component, wherein said outer wall and said inner wall extend along a longitudinal axis extending from said root end to said tip end of said component, and wherein said inner wall further defines a first surface and said outer wall defines a second surface opposite the first surface; and
a plurality of angled walls extending between said first surface and said second surface, said plurality of angled walls defining a plurality of angled channels in fluid communication with said plurality of apertures, wherein each angled wall of said plurality of angled walls extends at an acute angle relative to the longitudinal axis.

US Pat. No. 10,480,326

VANE FOR VARIABLE AREA TURBINE

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPO...

1. A vane stage for a variable area turbine, comprising:a plurality of vane platforms comprising a first vane platform and a second vane platform, one of the plurality of vane platforms being a radial inner vane platform and another of the plurality of vane platforms being a radial outer vane platform, and a space therebetween defining an air flowpath;
a primary vane body secured at opposing radial ends to the first vane platform and the second vane platform, the primary vane body having a primary leading edge, a primary trailing edge, a primary pressure side and a primary suction side,
a secondary vane body movably secured at the first vane platform, the secondary vane body having secondary leading edge, a secondary trailing edge, a secondary pressure side and a secondary suction side, and
the secondary vane body being movable between a stowed position, wherein the secondary vane body is outside of the air flow path and a first radial end surface of the secondary vane body is flush with the first vane platform, and a deployed position, wherein the secondary vane body is extended between the plurality of vane platforms to form a vane trailing edge extension, and
the secondary vane body includes a plurality of radially spaced tabs that support the secondary pressure side and secondary suction side of the secondary body, the plurality of tabs defining the leading edge of the secondary vane body and the tabs forming a first boss for positioning the secondary vane body at the trailing edge of the primary vane body.

US Pat. No. 10,480,325

BALANCED MIXED FLOW TURBINE WHEEL

BorgWarner Inc., Auburn ...

1. A mixed flow turbine wheel for a turbocharger comprising:a hub extending in an axial direction between a nose and a partial back wall, said partial back wall including a peripheral edge at its circumference, wherein said hub defines an axis of rotation extending in said axial direction;
a plurality of turbine blades, which extend beyond said peripheral edge of said partial back wall are coupled to said hub and disposed in a circumferential direction generally at equal intervals around said axis of rotation, wherein the mixed flow turbine wheel is constructed and arranged to allow for a fluid flow in an axial and a radial direction through the mixed flow turbine wheel; wherein each turbine blade of the plurality of turbine blade includes a tip that extends beyond the peripheral edge of the partial back wall, and
at least one scallop cut formed in said peripheral edge of said partial back wall for balancing said turbine wheel, wherein said at least one scallop cut is asymmetrically positioned along said peripheral edge and wherein at least a portion of the scallop cut extends all the way through the partial back wall, and wherein the at least one scallop cut is not balanced by a similar at least one scallop cut on the opposite side of the wheel.

US Pat. No. 10,480,324

OPTIMIZED AERODYNAMIC PROFILE FOR A TURBINE VANE, IN PARTICULAR FOR A NOZZLE OF THE THIRD STAGE OF A TURBINE

SAFRAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES, ...

1. A turbine vane configured to be mounted to a turbine and presenting an aerodynamic profile, comprising: the aerodynamic profile, defining the turbine vane when cold and in a non-coated state, the aerodynamic profile being identical to a nominal profile determined by Cartesian coordinates X,Y,Zadim given in Table 1, in which coordinate Zadim is a quotient D/H, where D is a distance of a point under consideration from a reference X,Y plane situated at a base of the nominal profile, and H is a height of said nominal profile measured from said reference X,Y plane out to an end of the vane, the measurements D and H being taken radially relative to an axial direction of the turbine vane, while the coordinate X is measured in the axial direction of the turbine vane.

US Pat. No. 10,480,322

TURBINE ENGINE WITH ANNULAR CAVITY

General Electric Company,...

1. A turbine engine comprising:an outer casing having a first surface facing an interior of the outer casing and defining an axial centerline;
an engine core provided within the interior of the outer casing and having a first set of blades and a second set of blades axially spaced from the first set of blades, both sets circumferentially arranged about the axial centerline, and through which gasses flow in a forward to aft direction;
an outer drum located within the outer casing and having a second surface spaced from the first surface to define an annular cavity between the first and second surfaces;
a set of seals extending between the first surface and the second surface to define at least one cooled cavity within the annular cavity; and
a set of flow passages provided in the outer drum and fluidly coupling the at least one cooled cavity to the interior.

US Pat. No. 10,480,320

OVAL BAR

MINOVA INTERNATIONAL LIMI...

1. A manually bendable rebar bolt for use in ground reinforcement, said rebar cable bolt comprising:a steel rod having a length and a width and a cross-sectional area taken along said width generally perpendicular to said length, said cross-sectional area having an oval or elliptical shape including a long axis and a short axis;
whereby said oval or elliptical shape of said cross-sectional area allows a user to manually bend said steel rod in a direction generally perpendicular to said long axis;
wherein a ratio of said short axis to said long axis is at least about 0.6 and less than 0.8;
wherein a length of said long axis is less than or equal to 0.9 inches and a length of said short axis is greater than or equal to 0.6 inches.

US Pat. No. 10,480,316

DOWNHOLE FLUID ANALYSIS METHODS FOR DETERMINING VISCOSITY

SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY C...

1. A downhole tool comprising:a pressure sensor to measure pressures of formation fluid within a flowline during a pumping phase, a sample chamber filling phase, a pressure build-up phase, and a probe retraction phase of a sampling operation;
a viscosity sensor to measure viscosities of the formation fluid within the flowline during the pumping phase, the sample chamber filling phase, the pressure build-up phase, and the probe retraction phase;
a controller configured to execute instructions stored within the downhole tool to determine a pressure-viscosity profile based on the measured pressures and viscosities; and
a display communicatively coupled to the controller and configured to display a graphical representation of the pressure-viscosity profile.

US Pat. No. 10,480,313

MULTICOLOR FLUORESCENT SILICA NANOPARTICLES AS TRACERS FOR PRODUCTION AND WELL MONITORING

BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPAN...

1. A method of determining a property within a subterranean formation, the method comprising:introducing silica nanoparticles into a well;
obtaining a sample of a fluid produced from the well; and
analyzing the sample for presence of the silica nanoparticles,
wherein the silica nanoparticles comprise a silica core, a donor chromophore, an acceptor chromophore, and an outer silica shell;
the donor chromophore and the acceptor chromophore being selected such that an emission spectrum of the donor chromophore overlaps with an absorption spectrum of the acceptor chromophore.

US Pat. No. 10,480,312

ELECTRICAL SUBMERSIBLE PUMP FLOW METER

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. An apparatus for monitoring a flow of fluid in a subterranean well comprising: a first pipe section selectively disposed in the flow of fluid; a first pressure sensing system on the first pipe section that measures a first pressure loss of the flow of fluid along at least a portion of the first pipe section, the first pressure loss comprising first gravitational losses and first frictional losses; a second pipe section spaced axially away from the first pipe section and that is selectively disposed in the flow of fluid; a second pressure sensing system on the second pipe section that measures a second pressure loss of the flow of fluid along at least a portion of the second pipe section and that comprises second gravitational losses and second frictional losses, the second pipe section having an outer diameter that is less than an outer diameter of the first pipe section so that the second frictional losses are negligible with respect to the second gravitational losses; a controller in communication with the first and second pressure sensing systems and that calculates a pressure gradient along a portion of the second pipe section based on the equation PG=(g)(?m)/((gc)(144)); and a communication media in communication with the controller and with the first and second pressure sensing systems, so that signals representing the first and second pressure losses are communicated to the controller.

US Pat. No. 10,480,308

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MONITORING FLUID FLOW IN A WELLBORE USING ACOUSTIC SIGNALS

ExxonMobil Upstream Resea...

1. An electro-acoustic telemetry system for monitoring fluid flow in a wellbore, comprising:a tubular body disposed in a wellbore;
a topside communications node placed proximate a surface of the wellbore;
one or more sensors along the wellbore for at least one of sensing, monitoring, and measuring a parameter indicative of fluid flow within the wellbore and generating a sensor signal representative of fluid flow data;
one or more sensor communications nodes associated with and in communication with at least one of the one or more sensors, each of the one or more sensor communications nodes configured to (i) receive a sensor signal from an associated sensor and (ii) transmit an acoustic signal indicative of the sensor signal to at least one of a plurality of subsurface communications nodes;
the plurality of subsurface communications nodes spaced along the wellbore and attached to a wall of the tubular body, each of the plurality of subsurface communications nodes configured to receive and transmit acoustic communications signals indicative of the sensor signal from node-to-node up the wellbore within the tubular body and to the topside communications node; and
a receiver at the surface configured to receive signals from the topside communications node;
wherein each of the plurality of subsurface communications nodes comprises:
an electro-acoustic transducer and associated transceiver in acoustic communication with the wall of the tubular body, with the transceiver being designed to relay the acoustic communications signals from node-to-node up the wellbore using the tubular body as an acoustic transmission medium, with each of the acoustic communications signals representing a packet of information that comprises an identifier for the sensor communications node that originally transmitted the signal, and the fluid flow data; and
an independent power source providing electrical power to the transceiver;
wherein adjacent nodes selected from the plurality of subsurface communications nodes represent pairs of nodes;
wherein a receiving node in the pair of nodes is configured to detect amplitude and/or reverberation time for each tone received in a packet from a transmitting node in the pair of nodes, and then return the packet to the transmitting node; and
wherein the transmitting node is configured to
adjust its transmitting energy or its frequency band so that a weakest tone in the packet as returned by the receiving node will be received at a weakest signal amplitude for which communication remains robust,
reduce a waiting time between tones to a smallest time required for the reverberation to substantially subside, and
instruct the receiving node that it has made any changes in the transmitting energy, the waiting time, or the frequency band.

US Pat. No. 10,480,304

ANALYSIS OF DRILLSTRING DYNAMICS USING AN ANGULAR RATE SENSOR

WEATHERFORD TECHNOLOGY HO...

1. A downhole drilling vibration analysis method, comprising:drilling a borehole with a drilling assembly having at least one angular rate sensor;
determining angular positions of the drilling assembly about a circumference of the borehole while drilling downhole;
measuring instantaneous angular rates of the drilling assembly with the at least one angular rate sensor while drilling downhole;
analyzing changes of the measured instantaneous angular rates occurring at least at a plurality of the determined angular positions of the drilling assembly about the circumference of the borehole by determining, at which of the angular positions of the drilling assembly about the circumference of the borehole, decrease in the instantaneous angular rates occurs, the decrease being indicative of a sticking of the drilling assembly at the determined angular position; and
determining that torsional vibration is occurring during drilling based on the analysis.

US Pat. No. 10,480,298

BIDIRECTIONAL PISTON SEALS WITH PRESSURE COMPENSATION

1. An electric submersible pumping system for use in pumping fluids from a wellbore, the electric submersible pumping system comprising:a motor;
a pump driven by the motor; and
a fluid expansion module connected to the motor, wherein the fluid expansion module comprises:
a piston seal housing; and
a first piston assembly contained within the piston seal housing, wherein the first piston assembly comprises:
a piston body having an exterior surface;
a plurality of seals connected to the exterior surface of the piston body, wherein a space between the plurality of seals creates an annular space; and
a pressure equalization system, wherein the pressure equalization system reduces a pressure differential between fluid in the annular space and fluid surrounding the first piston assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,480,292

CONTINUOUS CIRCULATING CONCENTRIC CASING MANAGED EQUIVALENT CIRCULATING DENSITY (ECD) DRILLING FOR METHANE GAS RECOVERY FROM COAL SEAMS

1. A method of drilling one or more production wells in a coal bed formation within a caisson during a drilling phase, wherein said one or more production wells are for recovering methane gas from the coal bed formation during a production phase, comprising the following steps:(a) drilling at least a first production well within the caisson;
(b) the first production well having at least one substantially horizontal well that is drilled substantially parallel to a face cleat in the coal bed formation, and at least one lateral well from the at least one horizontal well, wherein the at least one lateral well is drilled substantially perpendicular to one or more face cleats in the coal bed;
(c) circulating drilling fluid during the drilling phase through the first production well, said drilling fluid being substantially clear water, and said drilling fluid having a hydrostatic pressure and a weight; and
(d) increasing the hydrostatic pressure of the drilling fluid so as to effectively increase the weight of the drilling fluid to an effective weight that prevents collapse during the drilling phase.

US Pat. No. 10,480,289

FRACTURABILITY INDEX MAPS FOR FRACTURE PLACEMENT AND DESIGN OF SHALE RESERVOIRS

Texas Tech University Sys...

1. A method of fracturing a reservoir by generating a fracturability index for use in identifying fracture locations and propagation in a subterranean formation in said reservoir for said fracturing of said reservoir, said method comprising:dividing a path into a plurality of segments;
identifying an order of fracture locations along the path including said plurality of segments, said order of fracture locations based on a fracture stage of a fracturing operation followed by subsequent fracture stages in said fracturing operation;
repeating said dividing and identifying steps with respect to additional paths so as to generate said fracturability index comprising data for use in determining prioritized segments among said plurality of segments and identifying said fracture locations and propagation in said subterranean formation and wherein said fracturability index is used to identify at least one sweet spot in said subterranean formation, said fracturability index including ellipsoids of fracture domains, staggered features, minimum fracture spacing, minimum well spacing and overlapping features; and
fracturing said reservoir based on said data contained in said fracturability index, said prioritized segments, said fracture locations and said propagation in said subterranean formation with respect to said reservoir, wherein said fracturing operation includes said fracturing and said fracturing is performed based on a formulation that includes the following parameters: a number of fractures contained in said data in said fracturability index, fracture dimensions contained in said in said fracturability index, said fracture locations, and fracture scheduling associated with said fracturing operation.

US Pat. No. 10,480,286

MULTI-ZONE FRACTURING WITH FULL WELLBORE ACCESS

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A system comprising a sleeve assembly for use in a wellbore, the sleeve assembly comprising:a shifting sleeve comprising an engagement mechanism for coupling the shifting sleeve to a mechanical shifting component lowered through the sleeve assembly;
a collapsible baffle moveable from a radially open position to a radially collapsed position in response to movement of the shifting sleeve, wherein the radially collapsed position is sized for receiving an isolation component lowered through the sleeve assembly, the mechanical shifting component being attached to the isolation component via coiled tubing; and
a sliding sleeve disposed adjacent the collapsible baffle and moveable to expose ports for providing access to a formation from inside the wellbore, in response to force from the isolation component engaged with the collapsible baffle.

US Pat. No. 10,480,282

CHOKE VALVE FOR HIGH PRESSURE DROP

Cameron International Cor...

1. An orifice valve for reducing the pressure of a fluid flowing from an oil well, the valve comprising:a valve body including a body centerline and a through-bore having a fluid inlet section;
a flow restrictor disposed within the through-bore adjacent the fluid inlet section, the flow restrictor including a non-rotating body, an outer surface, and a plurality of elongate, fluidly parallel ports extending through the body, wherein the ports are configured with fixed dimensions; and
a wear sleeve disposed within the through-bore adjacent the flow restrictor and including an annular body, a flow channel extending through the body and including a straight section and an expanding section, wherein the flow channel is in fluid communication with the fluidly parallel ports;
wherein a flow path extends from the fluid inlet section, is divided by the fixed-dimension ports, and recombines in the flow channel; and
wherein the fixed-dimension ports extend from the fluid inlet section to the flow channel.

US Pat. No. 10,480,261

ENHANCED RADIAL SUPPORT FOR WIRELINE AND SLICKLINE

Halliburton Energy Servic...

16. A method, comprising:deploying a cable system into a wellbore, wherein the cable system comprises a core support structure extending longitudinally along an axis, the core support structure comprising polymer reinforced with fibers oriented substantially parallel to the axis, a metallic mesh layer disposed around and bonded to the core support structure, and a polymeric coating disposed around and bonded to the metallic mesh layer, wherein the mesh layer is bonded directly to at least one of the polymer of the core support structure and fibers of the core support structure, wherein the mesh layer comprises an alloy resistant to corrosion and hydrogen sulfide (H2S); and
moving well servicing equipment through the wellbore, the well servicing equipment being coupled to the cable system.

US Pat. No. 10,480,258

SEALED PIPE JOINT

SINGLE BUOY MOORINGS, INC...

1. A pipe string (102), comprising:a pipe joint (100) that connects first and second threaded ends (104, 106) of a pair of pipe sections (110, 112),
said pipe joint having first and second joint ends (114, 116), said joint ends including a first joint end (116) having facewise adjacent, directly abutting first axial sealing surfaces (50, 52) that are perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the pipe joint,
wherein a second joint end (114) of said joint ends has a ring-shaped cutout (121) lying adjacent to a second axial sealing surface (130), so said second joint end has a short second end (125) that is spaced from said second axial sealing surface (130) that is perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the pipe joint,
the second joint end also having a ring-shaped spacer (120), formed of a substantially incompressible material, located between and directly axially abutting said short second end (125), at a sealing or abutting axial face (132) that is also perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the pipe joint, and said second axial sealing surface (130), and
wherein said ring-shaped spacer (120) is sized and configured such that the first axial sealing surfaces (50, 52), the spacer (120), the short second end (125) at the abutting face (132), and the second axial sealing surface (130) are each loaded in the axial direction of the pipe (102) when the pipe joint (100) is fully assembled.

US Pat. No. 10,480,256

RISER SYSTEM FOR COUPLING SELECTABLE MODULES TO THE RISER

Enhanced Drilling, Inc., ...

1. A drilling riser system comprising:at least a first interchangeable dockable module having sealable hydraulic connections and configured to connect to a module docking structure disposed in at least one specific segment of a drilling riser and to seal the hydraulic connections;
wherein the at least a first interchangeable dockable module comprises, one of the sealable hydraulic connections to each of a first fluid conduit in fluid communication with the drilling riser above a rotating control device and at least one auxiliary line associated with the drilling riser, the first interchangeable dockable module comprising a fluid pump, and a plurality of valves enabling the at least a first interchangeable dockable module to be configurable to perform any of pressurized mud cap drilling, mud lift drilling with open riser, mud lift drilling with closed riser and drilling with unlifted mud return; and
wherein the at least a first dockable module comprises additional valves and a second fluid conduit coupled between a discharge of the fluid pump and the riser and in fluid communication with the riser below the rotating control device in the riser.

US Pat. No. 10,480,250

BORE TUBE FOR A PRESSURE COMPENSATION SYSTEM IN A ROLLER CONE DRILL BIT

Halliburton Energy Servic...

6. A method for lubricant pressure relief comprising relieving a pressure differential between a lubricant in a lubricant chamber and a wellbore environment whenever a pressure of the lubricant and a pressure of the wellbore environment is substantially unequal, wherein the pressure compensation mechanism is in a roller cone drill bit including:a bit body having at least one support arm extending therefrom;
the lubricant chamber in each support arm;
a bore in each support arm extending from to the lubricant chamber to an exterior surface of each support arm;
a tube in the bore of each support arm, the tube having an inner perimeter with a smooth surface texture;
a seal located between a wall of the bore and an outer perimeter of the tube to prevent a lubricant occupying a space between the wall of the bore and the outer perimeter of the tube from exiting the space; and
a floating bead in the tube and operable to move axially within the tube.

US Pat. No. 10,480,248

WHIPSTOCK VALVE WITH NOZZLE BYPASS FEATURE

BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPAN...

1. A valve for subterranean use, comprising:a housing having a passage therethrough and a lateral port;
a sleeve selectively moveable to align a sleeve port in said sleeve to said lateral port in a circulation configuration and to align said sleeve port to the lower end of said passage in a flow through configuration;
said sleeve comprising a restriction orifice responsive to flow therethrough to shift said sleeve between said circulation and flow through configurations whereupon a flow bypass around said restriction orifice is open in said flow through configuration;
said sleeve is releasably secured in said circulation configuration until a predetermined pressure is achieved at said orifice; and
said sleeve is biased toward said flow through configuration when released from being releasably secured.

US Pat. No. 10,480,239

VEHICLE FRONT END STRUCTURE

FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES,...

1. A method of operating a hood-grille assembly of a vehicle comprising:actuating geared motors to release the hood-grille assembly, releasing a bolster from vehicle structure, if a transmission is in Park when an open-close request is received and the hood-grille assembly is closed; and
actuating power struts to pivot the hood-grille assembly to a secondary position if the transmission is in Park when an open-close request is received and the hood-grille assembly is opened.

US Pat. No. 10,480,232

SLIDING DOOR STRUCTURE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A sliding door structure comprising:a door body;
a vehicle body rail that is provided to a vehicle body so as to extend along a door opening-and-closing direction in a straight line shape;
a vehicle body rail support member that is configured to include a vehicle body-side end portion coupled to the vehicle body rail and capable of moving along the vehicle body rail, and a door-side end portion coupled to the door body, the vehicle body rail support member being capable of rotating with respect to the vehicle body about the vehicle body-side end portion, and the vehicle body rail support member being capable of rotating with respect to the door body about the door-side end portion;
a door rail that is provided to the door body so as to extend along the door opening-and-closing direction in a straight line shape; and
a door rail support member that is configured to include a door-side end portion coupled to the door rail and capable of moving along the door rail, and a vehicle body-side end portion coupled to the vehicle body, the door rail support member being capable of rotating with respect to the door body about the door-side end portion, and the door rail support member being capable of rotating with respect to the vehicle body about the vehicle body-side end portion, wherein
the sliding door structure further comprises a column that is provided to a door-closing direction side end portion of the vehicle body rail, and an opening that is provided to the vehicle body-side end portion of the vehicle body rail support member,
in a fully closed state, the column intrudes into the opening such that the column is positioned at a rotation center of the vehicle body rail support member with respect to the vehicle body, and an opening direction of the opening faces in a direction angled toward a vehicle inner side with respect to a door-closing direction,
when a sliding door comprising the door body opens from the fully closed state, the vehicle body rail support member rotates about the column with respect to the vehicle body while the column remains in a state intruding into the opening,
when the sliding door opens from the fully closed state, until the opening direction comes into alignment with the door-closing direction, movement of the vehicle body-side end portion of the vehicle body rail support member along the vehicle body rail in a door-opening direction is restricted due to receiving a reaction force toward the door-closing direction from the column intruding into the opening, and
when the opening direction aligns with the door-closing direction, the restriction of movement of the vehicle body-side end portion of the vehicle body rail support member along the vehicle body rail in the door-opening direction is released due to no longer receiving the reaction force toward the door-closing direction from the column intruding into the opening.

US Pat. No. 10,480,228

HINGE SUPPORTING APPARATUS FOR DOOR OF REFRIGERATOR

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A hinge supporting apparatus comprising:a connection member configured to hinge-connect a door to a main body;
a cam member configured to vary an installation position of the connection member in order to control a gap between the main body and the door; and
a fixing member configured to fix the connection member to the main body,
wherein the connection member has an insertion hole which is formed thereon and into which the cam member is inserted,
wherein the insertion hole includes a first end portion that corresponds to one flat side surface of the cam member and a second end portion which corresponds to another flat side surface of the cam member that forms a pair with the one flat side surface of the cam member, and
wherein the first and second end portions are spaced apart from each other in a direction in which the door moves away from or approaches the main body, and form a gap that is equal to a gap between the one flat side surface and the other flat side surface of the cam member, so that the one flat side surface and the other flat side surface of the cam member are in contact with the first and second end portions, respectively, when the cam member is inserted into the insertion hole.

US Pat. No. 10,480,222

DOOR LATCHING DEVICE AND MOVING BODY MOUNTED WITH SAME

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A door latching device comprising:a latch motor connection switch;
a converter line including a converter power supply having a charging circuit, a discharging circuit and an electricity storage element, and connected to an input side of the latch motor connection switch;
a latch motor connected to an output side of the latch motor connection switch, and driven when the latch motor connection switch is closed;
a latch caused to perform an opening operation when the latch motor is driven;
a power supply line connected to the input side of the latch motor connection switch and connected in parallel to the converter line; and
a controller configured to detect a voltage value of the power supply line and configured to control the converter power supply,
wherein, when the controller detects the voltage value of the power supply line is greater than or equal to a threshold, the controller is supplied with power from the power supply line and the charging circuit and the discharging circuit are operational, wherein the charging circuit charges the electricity storage element,
when the controller detects the voltage value of the power supply line is less than the threshold and the controller determines that the power supply line is in an emergency state, the controller is supplied with power from the electricity storage element and the controller stops the operation of the charging circuit and the operation of the discharging circuit, and
thereafter, when the controller receives an instruction for causing the latch to perform the opening operation, the converter power supply steps up the power charged in the electricity storage element and supplies the stepped up power to the latch motor, by the controller closing the latch motor connection switch and activating the discharging circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,480,212

WINDOW/DOOR SECURING DEVICE

1. A window/door securing device (11) for securing a leaf (27) of a window (31) or door in a closed position in which the leaf (27) contacts a frame (29) of the window (31) or door, wherein the window/door securing device (11) comprises a base body (39) and a counter-piece (47) that is selectively latchable to the base body (39) so that on a fastening of the base body (39) to the frame (29) and of the counter-piece (47) to the leaf (27), the leaf (27) can be secured in the closed position by latching the counter-piece (47) to the base body (39);wherein the base body (39) has two installation surfaces (19, 19?), wherein only one of the installation surfaces (19, 19?) of the base body (39) is selectively placed on and fastened to the frame (29) at a time, the other of the installation surfaces cooperating with the counter-piece;
and wherein the two installation surfaces (19, 19?) are aligned perpendicular to one another.

US Pat. No. 10,480,208

REMOVABLE MOTORCYCLE COVER

1. A removable motorcycle cover system comprising:a motorcycle having a pair of front lights including a front right light and a front left light, the motorcycle having a pair of rear lights including a rear right light and a rear left light;
a foldable waterproof rectangular cover having a front edge, a back edge, a right edge, a left edge, an upper right corner, an upper left corner, a lower right corner, and a lower left corner;
a plurality of loops comprising an upper right loop, an upper left loop, a lower right loop, and a lower left loop, wherein each of the upper right loop, the upper left loop, the lower right loop, and the lower left loop is attached to each of the upper right corner, the upper left corner, the lower right corner, and the lower left corner, respectively; and
a pair of flexible rods comprising a right rod and a left rod, wherein each of the right rod and the left rod is continuously disposed within the right edge and the left edge, respectively, of the foldable waterproof rectangular cover;
wherein a length of the foldable waterproof rectangular cover substantially conforms to a length of a motorcycle;
wherein each of the upper right loop and the upper left loop is removably engageable around each of the front right light and the front left light of the pair of front lights of the motorcycle;
wherein each of the lower right loop and the lower left loop is removably engageable around each of the rear right light and the rear left light of the pair of rear lights of the motorcycle;
wherein the foldable waterproof rectangular cover is removably disposed atop the motorcycle.

US Pat. No. 10,480,189

AEROGEL CONTAINING CONSTRUCTION BOARD

Johns Manville, Denver, ...

1. A glass fiber based construction product, the construction product comprising:a glass fiber core comprising:
a plurality of entangled coarse glass fibers having average fiber diameters of between 8 and 20 ?m;
a plurality of entangled glass microfibers homogenously dispersed within the entangled coarse glass fibers, the glass microfibers having average fiber diameters of between 0.5 and 6 ?m;
a binder that bonds the plurality of coarse glass fibers and the plurality of glass microfibers together, the glass fiber core including between 5 and 20 weight percentage of the binder;
a mixture of Aerogel and carbon black homogenously disposed within the glass fiber core, the mixture comprising:
between 85 and 95 weight percent of the Aerogel; and
between 5 and 15 weight percent of the carbon black;
wherein the construction product has an R-value of at least 6.5 per inch and the construction product has a flame spread index no greater than 5 and a smoke development index no greater than 20 as measured according to ASTM E84.

US Pat. No. 10,480,183

METHOD FOR MAKING FIRE-RESISTANT FOAM INSULATION PANELS

Dow Global Technologies L...

1. An insulation panel comprising the following layers: a bottom metallic facing sheet 2 that includes a metal layer having a thickness of 0.2 to 1.0 mm; a polymeric foam layer 21 reinforced through at least a portion of its thickness with a fiber mat 10, said polymeric foam layer 21 being adhered directly or indirectly to the bottom metallic sheet 2; a layer of a flexible barrier material 5 adhered to the fiber-reinforced polymeric foam layer 21; an adhesive layer 4 adhered to the flexible barrier material 5 and a top metallic facing sheet 1 having a thickness of 0.2 to 1.0 mm adhered to the layer of flexible barrier material 5 by the adhesive layer 4, where the flexible barrier material 5 is a layer of mineral wool bonded on one or both sides to a non-porous paper layer.

US Pat. No. 10,480,158

WORKING MACHINE

SUMITOMO (S.H.I.) CONSTRU...

1. A working machine comprising:an arm;
a boom that supports the arm;
an upper revolving body that supports the boom;
a lower traveling body that mounts the upper revolving body in a rotatable state;
a first hydraulic actuator that is driven while a relief valve relieves a hydraulic oil;
a first pump that supplies the hydraulic oil to the first hydraulic actuator;
a second hydraulic actuator that is driven by the first pump;
a control valve that switches a flow of the hydraulic oil in order to supply the hydraulic oil discharged by the first pump to the first hydraulic actuator;
a pump state detector that detects load of the first pump;
a hydraulic actuator state detector that detects load of the first hydraulic actuator; and
a controller that reduces a flow rate of the hydraulic oil from the first pump to the first hydraulic actuator in a case where the hydraulic actuator state detector determines that a detection value of the hydraulic actuator state detector exceeds a predetermined pressure,
wherein the hydraulic oil is supplied at the reduced flow rate to the second hydraulic actuator, when a combined operation of the first hydraulic actuator and the second hydraulic actuator is performed.

US Pat. No. 10,480,137

FLEXIBLE CABLE CONNECTING STRUCTURE AND BRIDGE STRUCTURE

1. A flexible cable connecting structure, comprising: a flexible cable; a first connecting portion connected to a top end of the flexible cable; and a second connecting portion connected to a bottom end of the flexible cable, wherein:the cable is rotatably connected to the first connecting portion and the second connecting portion, and is connected to at least one of the first connecting portion and the second connecting portion by using a spherical bearing pair;
the first connecting portion comprises a hinge assembly rotating along one direction or a spherical hinge assembly rotating along multiple directions, and the second connecting portion comprises a spherical hinge assembly rotating along multiple directions; and
the spherical hinge assembly comprises a spherical hinge cushion block and an anchoring beam, the anchoring beam is provided with a through hole, one end of the through hole comprises a taper hole, the other end of the through hole comprises a groove, the spherical hinge cushion block is provided with an arc-shaped protrusion matching a curvature diameter of the groove, an end part of the cable is inserted from the taper hole and is connected to the spherical hinge cushion block after passing through the through hole, and the protrusion is embedded into the groove to form the spherical bearing pair.

US Pat. No. 10,480,132

FIXED SCREED POWER TAKE-OFF FOR IMPROVED PERFORMANCE

Caterpillar Paving Produc...

1. A paving machine, comprising:a screed assembly including a fixed screed and an extendable section disposed proximate an end of the fixed screed, wherein:
the fixed screed comprises:
a first drive shaft that extends through one or more portions of the fixed screed, and
a second drive shaft that extends through the one or more portions of the fixed screed,
the one or more portions of the fixed screed comprise one or more of a base screed or a fixed section,
the extendable section comprises a driven shaft,
a power transmitting component is coupled to the first drive shaft, and
the power transmitting component is configured to generate power in response to rotation of the first drive shaft, for actuating the driven shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,480,128

COMPOSITE PAVEMENT STRUCTURES

BASF SE, Ludwigshafen am...

1. A composite pavement structure comprising:a base course layer being a composite material and comprising aggregate and an elastomeric composition,
wherein the aggregate comprises silylated glass,
wherein the elastomeric composition comprises the reaction product of:
an isocyanate component comprising
a polymeric isocyanate having an NCO content from about 30 to about 33 wt. %, and
an isocyanate-prepolymer having an NCO content from about 20 to about 25 wt. %, wherein said isocyanate-prepolymer is present in an amount of from about 55 to about 65 parts by weight based on 100 parts by weight of said isocyanate component; and
an isocyanate-reactive component comprising
castor oil, and
an alkylene glycol having a molecular weight of from about 62 to about 220 as a chain extender,
wherein said castor oil is present in said isocyanate-reactive component in an amount of from about 85 to about 95 parts by weight based on 100 parts of said isocyanate-reactive component,
wherein said chain extender is present in said isocyanate-reactive component in an amount of from about 5 to about 10 parts by weight based on 100 parts by weight of said isocyanate-reactive component, and
wherein said elastomeric composition is present in said base course layer in an amount of from about 2.5 to 5 parts by weight based on 100 parts by weight of said base course layer;
and a wearing course layer disposed above said base course layer.

US Pat. No. 10,480,124

MACHINING UNIT FOR A MACHINE TOOL AND SUCH A MACHINE TOOL

DECKEL MAHO PFRONTEN GMBH...

1. A machining unit for use on a machining tool, the machining unit comprising:a head carrier that is attachable to the machine tool, the head carrier having a head carrier housing;
a swivel head that is provided to swivel relative to the head carrier about a swivel head rotation axis, the swivel head having a swivel head housing;
a spindle head that is attached to the swivel head, the spindle head having a working spindle; and
a cable run that extends inside the head carrier housing to the swivel head, the cable run including a structure having a plurality of structural members that are arranged in a chain succession, adjacent structural members of the plurality of structural members being movably connected together so as to rotate and swivel relative to one another,
wherein each structural member of the plurality of structural members has a central piece and a sheathing spaced apart from the central piece, the central piece being connected to the sheathing via one or more rib connection elements, which extend from the central piece to the sheathing.

US Pat. No. 10,480,102

MAINTENANCE DEVICE FOR THE MAINTENANCE OF WORK STATIONS OF A TEXTILE MACHINE AND A TEXTILE MACHINE

MASCHINENFABRIK RIETER AG...

1. A maintenance device for servicing adjacent work stations of a textile machine, the maintenance device movable along driving rails disposed along the work stations, the maintenance device comprising:an operating unit that further comprises at least one operating component configured to perform a service operation on one or more working components of the work stations;
a mechanical guide unit configured to mechanically fix and move the maintenance device on the driving rails in a direction of travel alongside the work stations;
the maintenance device configurable from a maintenance position in which one of the work stations is serviceable by the maintenance device into an inspection position in which the maintenance device can be inspected; and
wherein to bring the maintenance device from the maintenance position into the inspection position, the operating unit is pivotal relative to the guide unit and/or the operating component is movable relative to the operating unit.

US Pat. No. 10,480,090

ELECTROLYTIC COPPER FOIL, CURRENT COLLECTOR COMPRISING THE SAME, ELECTRODE COMPRISING THE SAME, SECONDARY BATTERY COMPRISING THE SAME, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

KCF TECHNOLOGIES CO., LTD...

1. An electrolytic copper foil for a secondary battery, the electrolytic copper foil comprising:a first surface; and
a second surface opposite to the first surface,
wherein each of the first and second surfaces has a peak count roughness Rpc of 10 to 100,
wherein the peak count roughness Rpc of each of the first and second surfaces is an average of peak count roughness Rpc values measured at randomly-selected three points,
the peak count roughness Rpc of each point is the number of effective peaks which rise above an upper criteria line of 0.5 ?m per unit sampling length of 4 mm in a surface roughness profile obtained according to steel-iron test schedule (SEP 1940), and
there is at least one valley deeper than a lower criteria line of ?0.5 ?m between adjacent ones of the effective peaks.

US Pat. No. 10,480,087

MEMBRANE ELECTRODE ASSEMBLY AND ELECTROCHEMICAL HYDROGEN PUMP

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A membrane electrode assembly comprising:an electrolyte membrane that includes a pair of main surfaces;
a cathode catalyst layer that is provided to one main surface of the electrolyte membrane;
an anode catalyst layer that is provided to the other main surface of the electrolyte membrane;
a cathode gas diffusion layer that is provided to the cathode catalyst layer; and
an anode gas diffusion layer that is provided to the anode catalyst layer,
 an anode gas diffusion device including:
an anode main body that includes an anode gas diffusion layer that is provided to the anode catalyst layer; and
 an anode gas flow path plate, wherein
the anode main body is provided between the anode gas flow path plate and the anode catalyst layer, wherein
the anode gas diffusion layer includes a metal steel plate that includes a main surface and a plurality of vent holes through which gas passes, the main surface of the metal steel plate neighboring the anode catalyst layer,
unevenness is provided to the main surface of the metal steel plate that neighbors the anode catalyst layer, and
a difference in a height of the unevenness in a thickness direction of the metal steel plate is less than a thickness of the electrolyte membrane.

US Pat. No. 10,480,077

PEALD APPARATUS TO ENABLE RAPID CYCLING

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC., ...

1. A semiconductor processing chamber, comprising:a substrate support;
an electrode opposite the substrate support, the electrode having a gas inlet in a peripheral region thereof;
an edge ring disposed around a peripheral region of the substrate support, the edge ring having an outer first barrier extending at least partly around the edge ring, which is an unbroken barrier, and an inner second barrier extending at least partly around the edge ring, which is an intermittent barrier, wherein each of the first barrier and the second barrier mates with and enters into a respective recess in the electrode, and wherein the first barrier and the second barrier define an inlet channel; and
a seal member disposed in each of the recesses.

US Pat. No. 10,480,076

PLASMA ENHANCED CHEMICAL VAPOR DEPOSITION APPARATUS THAT INCLUDES CONDUCTIVE MASK SUPPORTS

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A plasma enhanced chemical vapor deposition (PECVD) apparatus, comprising:a chamber;
an upper electrode in the chamber;
a spray unit in the upper electrode to spray a gas introduced from outside the chamber toward a substrate inside the chamber;
a susceptor on which the substrate is mountable;
a plurality of mask supports in a mask frame at an edge of the susceptor; and
a power supply unit to supply power to the upper electrode,
wherein each mask support includes:
a body insertedly installed in the mask frame;
a conductive member insertedly installed in the body, the conductive member contacting and supporting the mask;
an elastic member supporting the conductive member, the elastic member having elasticity; and
a fixing member under the elastic member to support the conductive member, the fixing member being fixed to the body to prevent the conductive member and the elastic member from being separated from the body.

US Pat. No. 10,480,059

COATING UNIT

safematic GmbH, Bad Raga...

1. A coating unit for coating a sample with a material provided in a form of a thread, comprising a thread conveyor, the thread conveyor comprising:a first clamp and a second clamp for holding the thread therebetween,
a rotatable support for the first and the second clamp,
deflection means for individually transforming the first and the second clamp from a closed position into an open position and back to the closed position in response to rotation of the support,
a drive for rotating the support evoking an unwinding of the thread from a spool, wherein the thread is clamped by the first clamp and a rotation of the support makes the thread become unwound from the spool and evokes an automated clamping of an unwound portion of the thread in the second clamp;
wherein each of the first and the second clamp comprises a corresponding element stationary with respect to the support and an element movable with respect to the stationary element for clamping the thread between,
wherein each movable element is deflectable from the corresponding stationary element against a biasing force;
wherein each movable element comprises a push rod on which the deflection means acts, and wherein each push rod reaches through a corresponding hole in the support.

US Pat. No. 10,480,057

APPARATUS AND A METHOD FOR PLATING AN ND—FE—B MAGNET

YANTAI SHOUGANG MAGNETIC ...

1. An apparatus for plating an Nd—Fe—B magnet using a target source material, said apparatus comprising:a furnace defining a vacuum chamber;
an anode being elongated disposed in said vacuum chamber of said furnace;
a cathode being elongated and disposed in said vacuum chamber of said furnace spaced from said anode and configured with the Nd—Fe—B magnet;
at least one target source holder being elongated and disposed in said vacuum chamber and supporting said anode and said cathode, said anode and said cathode and said at least one target source being disposed in a parallel and spaced relationship with one another, the cathode configured for receiving the target source material to coat the Nd—Fe—B magnet, wherein said target source material contains metal and is selected from at least one of Dysprosium, Terbium, Holmium, Praseodymium, Neodymium, Niobium, Molybdenum, Copper, Titanium, Aluminum, and Cobalt;
a thermal insulator disposed in said vacuum chamber surrounding said cathode and said at least one target source wherein said anode is located outside of said thermal insulator;
a pulse bias power supply electrically connected to said cathode and said anode for cleaning and vaporizing the target source material to plate the target source material onto the Nd—Fe—B magnet;
a DC bias power supply electrically connected to said at least one target source holder and said anode with said anode being grounded;
said furnace defining an outlet aperture in fluid communication with said vacuum chamber for withdrawing air from said vacuum chamber to reduce pressure in said vacuum pressure and an inlet aperture in fluid communication with said vacuum chamber for feeding an inert gas to said vacuum chamber;
said furnace defining an observation window for allowing a user to look into the vacuum chamber; and
an optical pyrometer disposed adjacent to said observation window and facing toward said observation window and said vacuum chamber for monitoring a temperature in said vacuum chamber;
said cathode and said at least one target source holder defining a predetermined distance between 5 mm and 200 mm between said cathode and said target source holder to increase efficiency of depositing the target source material on the Nd—Fe—B magnet and provide a uniform coating on the Nd—Fe—B magnet.

US Pat. No. 10,480,053

AUSTENITIC LIGHT-WEIGHT HIGH-STRENGTH STEEL WITH EXCELLENT PROPERTIES OF WELDS, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

KOREA INSTITUTE OF MACHIN...

1. A method of manufacturing an austenitic steel, the method comprising:hot-rolling a steel including 20 wt % to 30 wt % of manganese (Mn), 6 wt % to 12 wt % of aluminum (Al), 0.6 wt % to 1.5 wt % of carbon (C), 0.3 wt % to 0.95 wt % of vanadium (V), and a remaining amount of iron (Fe) and other unavoidable impurities;
homogenizing the hot-rolled steel; and
aging the homogenized steel,
wherein hot-rolling the steel comprises:
hot-rolling the steel under a finish rolling temperature ranging from 900° C. to 1000° C.; and
cooling the steel to 600° C. or less, wherein cooling the steel comprises cooling the steel at an average cooling rate ranging from 10° C./sec to 50° C./sec, and
wherein aging the homogenized steel comprises:
aging the homogenized steel at a temperature ranging from 540° C. to 560° C. for 10 minutes or more; and
cooling the steel to a temperature of 200° C. or less, at an average cooling rate of 10° C./sec or less.

US Pat. No. 10,480,044

RESISTANCE ANNEALING FURNACE TO ANNEAL A METAL WIRE, STRAND, STRING, WIRE ROD OR STRAP

SAMP S.P.A. CON UNICO SOC...

1. A resistance annealing furnace for annealing a metal wire, strand, string, wire rod or strap, the annealing furnace (1) comprising at least two electric axes (5-7), which are provided with respective pulleys (8-10) to convey said metal wire (2), strand, string, wire rod or strap, and a DC voltage generator (14) suppliable with an AC voltage (Uac) in order to generate an annealing voltage (Uann) applied between the at least two electric axes (5-7), so as to produce an electric current in a section of the metal wire (2), strand, string, wire rod or strap between the at least two electric axes (5-7) that provokes the annealing due to Joule effect; said DC voltage generator (14) comprising an active power supply (19), which is supplied with said AC voltage (Uac) so as to generate an intermediate DC voltage (Udc), a pulse width modulator (PWM) (20) to transform the intermediate voltage (Udc) into a first PWM voltage (Um1) with the same amplitude, a voltage transformer (21) to transform the first PWM voltage (Um1) into a corresponding second PWM voltage (Um2) with a smaller amplitude, and a voltage rectifier (22) to transform the second PWM voltage (Um2) into the annealing voltage (Uann).

US Pat. No. 10,480,042

EDGE FORMABILITY IN METALLIC ALLOYS

The NanoSteel Company, In...

1. A method for improving one or more mechanical properties in a metallic alloy that has undergone a mechanical property loss as a consequence of the formation of one or more sheared edges comprising:a. supplying a metal alloy comprising at least 50 atomic % iron and at least four elements selected from Si, Mn, B, Cr, Ni, Cu or C and melting said alloy and cooling at a rate of ?250 K/s or solidifying to a thickness of ?2.0 mm up to 500 mm and forming an alloy having a Tm and matrix grains of 2 ?m to 10,000 ?m;
b. heating said alloy to a temperature in a range of 700° C. to below said Tm and at a strain rate of 10?6 to 104 and reducing said thickness of said alloy and providing a first resulting alloy having a tensile strength of 921 MPa to 1413 MPa and an elongation of 12.0% to 77.7%;
c. stressing said first resulting alloy and providing a second resulting alloy having a tensile strength of 1356 MPa to 1831 MPa and an elongation of 1.6% to 32.8%;
d. heating said second resulting alloy to a temperature below said Tm and forming a third resulting alloy having matrix grains of 0.5 ?m to 50 ?m and having an elongation (E1);
e. shearing said third resulting alloy and forming one or more sheared edges wherein said third resulting alloy's elongation is reduced to a value of E2, wherein E2=(0.57 to 0.05) (E1);
f. reheating said third resulting alloy with said one or more sheared edges wherein said third resulting alloy's reduced elongation observed in step (e) is restored to a level having an elongation E3=(0.48 to 1.21)(E1).

US Pat. No. 10,480,030

POLYNUCLEOTIDE PRIMERS AND PROBES

SWIFT BIOSCIENCES, INC., ...

1. A polynucleotide primer combination comprising a first polynucleotide and a second polynucleotide,the first polynucleotide (P) comprising (i) a first domain (Pa) at the 3? end having a sequence that (a) does not comprise a blocking group, (b) is fully complementary to a sequence (T1) in a first target polynucleotide region, (c) is not fully complementary to a sequence (T1*) in a first non-target polynucleotide region, and (d) is about 5 to about 20 nucleotides in length, and (ii) a second domain (Pc) comprising a unique polynucleotide sequence, and
the second polynucleotide (F) comprising (i) a first domain (Fb) having a sequence that is longer than Pa and that is complementary to a second target polynucleotide region (T2) and (ii) a second domain (Fd) comprising a polynucleotide sequence sufficiently complementary to Pc such that Pc and Fd will hybridize when Pa is hybridized to T1 and Fb is hybridized to T2, wherein F further comprises a blocking group attached at its 3? end which blocks extension from a DNA polymerase,
wherein the sequence in the first region (T1) in the target polynucleotide differs at a base from the sequence in the first region (T1*) in the non-target polynucleotide.

US Pat. No. 10,480,027

NANOPORE SEQUENCING METHODS

Pacific Biosciences of Ca...

1. A method for sequencing a nucleic acid and determining the presence and position of a modified base in a template nucleic acid using a nanopore comprising:providing a substrate having an upper solution above the substrate and a lower solution below the substrate, the substrate comprising a nanopore connecting the upper solution and lower solution, the nanopore sized to pass a single stranded nucleic acid;
providing a voltage across the nanopore to produce a measurable current flow through the nanopore;
providing, in the upper solution, a polymerase-nucleic acid complex comprising a strand displacing polymerase and a circular nucleic acid template which may have modified bases and providing the components required for nucleic acid synthesis, whereby the polymerase produces a nascent strand that passes through the nanopore as the nascent strand is produced;
measuring the current through the nanopore over time as the nascent strand is translated through the nanopore;
determining a sequence of the nascent strand as it translates through the nanopore using the measured current over time, and determining the presence of a modified base in the circular nucleic acid template using a measured change in kinetics of the polymerase, whereby the polymerase proceeds around the circular template, then continues to produce nascent strand such that a sequence in the nascent strand and the presence of a modified base in the circular template is determined more than once, and
determining the position of the modified base using a determined value for the number of bases between the active site and the bases within the nanopore.

US Pat. No. 10,479,979

METHOD FOR MAKING AND USING COLD ATMOSPHERIC PLASMA STIMULATED MEDIA FOR CANCER TREATMENT

US Patent Innovations, LL...

1. A method for preparing stable cold atmospheric plasma stimulated cell culture media with a cold atmospheric plasma system having a delivery port out of which inert gas flows, the method comprising the steps of:placing a cell culture media in a first well, said first well having a bottom and having a diameter greater than 20 mm; wherein said cell culture media placed in said first well has a volume of 4 ml or less, said cell culture media comprising an amino acid solution not having cysteine or tryptophan;
treating said cell culture media in said first well with cold atmospheric plasma, wherein said treating is performed with a gap between said delivery port and said bottom of said first well is between 2.5 cm and 3.5 cm; and
applying a portion of said treated media to cancer cells.

US Pat. No. 10,479,971

CELL CULTURE DEVICE AND CELL CULTURE METHOD

FUJIFILM CORPORATION, To...

1. A cell culture device comprising:a culture container which has a first inflow port and a first outflow port and is used for culturing cells;
a first flow path which connects the first outflow port to the first inflow port;
a first storage container which is a storage container, which is provided within the first flow path and used for storing cells cultured in the culture container, the first storage container having a second inflow port which is connected to the first outflow port and a second outflow port which is connected to the first inflow port;
a second flow path connecting a first region within the first flow path which is positioned between the second outflow port and the first inflow port, and a second region within the first flow path which is positioned between the second inflow port and the first outflow port;
a division processing portion which is provided within the second flow path, performs a division process of dividing a cell aggregation, which is an aggregation of cells cultured in the culture container and flows in from the first flow path via the first region, and allows the cells subjected to the division process to flow out into the first flow path via the second region; and
a medium supply portion which supplies a medium to the inside of the first flow path.

US Pat. No. 10,479,965

WATER-SOLUBLE UNIT DOSE ARTICLES MADE FROM A COMBINATION OF DIFFERENT FILMS AND CONTAINING HOUSEHOLD CARE COMPOSITIONS

1. A water-soluble unit dose article comprising at least one sealed compartment comprising at least one household care composition, the water-soluble unit dose article comprisinga first water soluble film comprising a first water soluble resin;
and a second water soluble film comprising a second water soluble resin;
wherein the first film is sealed to the second film to form the at least one sealed compartment;
wherein the first water soluble resin comprises a blend of polyvinyl alcohol homopolymer and polyvinyl alcohol copolymer comprising an anionic monomer unit, the blend having a 4% solution viscosity in demineralized water at 25° C. in a range of about 8 cP to about 40 cP;
wherein the second water soluble resin comprises a blend of polyvinyl alcohol homopolymer and polyvinyl alcohol copolymer comprising an anionic monomer unit, the blend having a 4% solution viscosity in demineralized water at 25° C. in a range of about 4 cP to about 35 cP; and
wherein the 4% solution viscosity in demineralized water at 25° C. of the blend of the first water soluble resin is greater than the 4% solution viscosity in demineralized water at 25° C. of the blend of the second water soluble resin and the difference between the 4% solution viscosities is about 2 cP about 20 cP.

US Pat. No. 10,479,961

LEUCO POLYMERS AS BLUING AGENTS IN LAUNDRY CARE COMPOSITIONS

1. A laundry care composition comprising: (a) at least one laundry care ingredient and (b) at least one leuco polymer comprising a polymeric carbohydrate and a leuco moiety, wherein the polymeric carbohydrate and the leuco moiety are covalently bound, wherein the leuco composition is a compound according to formula (I)
wherein the ratio of Formula I to its oxidized form is at least 1:3; wherein each individual Ro, Rm and Rp group on each of rings A, B and C is independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, deuterium and R5; wherein each R5 is independently selected from the group consisting of halogens, nitro, alkyl, substituted alkyl, aryl, substituted aryl, alkaryl, substituted alkaryl, —C(O)R1, —C(O)OR1, —C(O)O—, —C(O)NR1R2, —OC(O)R1, —OC(O)OR1, —OC(O)NR1R2, —S(O)2R1, —S(O)2OR1, —S(O)2O—, —S(O)2NR1R2, —NR1C(O)R2, —NR1C(O)OR2, —NR1C(O)SR2, —NR1C(O)NR2R3, —OR1, —NR1R2, —P(O)2R1, —P(O)(OR1)2, —P(O)(OR1)O?, and —P(O)(O?)2;
wherein all of the Ro and Rm groups on all three rings A, B or C are hydrogen;
wherein G is hydrogen;
wherein R1, R2 and R3 are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, alkyl, substituted alkyl, aryl, substituted aryl, alkaryl, substituted alkaryl, and R4; R4 is a organic group composed of one or more organic monomers with said monomer molecular weights ranging from 28 to 500;
wherein any charge present in any of the compounds is balanced with a suitable independently selected internal or external counterion.

US Pat. No. 10,479,956

NON-NEWTONIAN ENGINE OIL WITH SUPERIOR ENGINE WEAR PROTECTION AND FUEL ECONOMY

ExxonMobil Research and E...

1. A non-Newtonian engine oil lubricant composition comprising about 78.48 to 78.72 wt. % of a 3 cSt at 100° C. Group II base stock, about 1.08 wt. % of a 4 cSt at 100° C. Group IV base stock and about 5.4 wt. % of 4 cSt at 100° C. Group V base stock, about 0.12 wt. % of a styrene isoprene block type viscosity modifier, about 0.15 to 0.85 wt. % of a friction modifier selected from the group consisting of molyalkylthiocarbamide, ethoxylated fatty ester, and combinations thereof and about 13.83 to 14.09 wt. % of other engine oil additives, based on the total weight of the lubricant composition, wherein the non-Newtonian engine oil lubricant composition has a kinematic viscosity at 100 deg. C. of less than or equal to 4.66 cSt, an average High Frequency Reciprocating Rig (HFRR) wear scar of less than or equal to 165 um and an HTHS (ASTM D4683) of less than or equal to 1.8 cP at 150° C.

US Pat. No. 10,479,949

PROCESS FOR PRODUCING NAPHTHENIC BRIGHT STOCKS

ERGON, INC., Flowood, MS...

1. A process for producing a naphthenic bright stock comprising the steps of:a) dewaxing a hydrotreated deasphalted naphthenic oil having a sulfur content of about 0.01 up to about 0.5% by weight (as measured by ASTM D4294) and a nitrogen content of about 0.01 up to about 0.1% by weight (as measured by ASTM D5762) in the presence of a dewaxing cracking catalyst and under catalytic dewaxing conditions to produce a dewaxed effluent;
b) hydrofinishing the dewaxed effluent to produce a dewaxed hydrofinished effluent having reduced levels of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon compounds and reduced levels of unstable olefinic compounds; and
c) fractionating the dewaxed hydrofinished effluent to separate the dewaxed hydrofinished effluent into one or more gaseous fractions and one or more liquid fractions to provide a naphthenic bright stock having a pour point (as measured by ASTM D5949) reduced by 10° C. compared to that of the deasphalted naphthenic oil, at a yield greater than 85% of total naphthenic bright stock over total deasphalted naphthenic oil.

US Pat. No. 10,479,947

HYDROCRACKING PROCESS INTEGRATED WITH SOLVENT DEASPHALTING TO REDUCE HEAVY POLYCYCLIC AROMATIC BUILDUP IN HEAVY OIL HYDROCRACKER RECYCLE STREAM

SHELL OIL COMPANY, Houst...

1. A hydrocracking process providing for a reduction of the buildup of heavy poly-aromatic hydrocarbons in a heavy oil recycle stream of said hydrocracking process, wherein the process comprises:(a) hydrocracking in a hydrocracker reactor a heavy feedstock, which at least 90 weight percent boils at a temperature above 380° C., to yield a hydrocracked product;
(b) separating said hydrocracked product into at least two product streams including said heavy oil recycle stream, comprising a concentration of said heavy poly-aromatic hydrocarbons and uncoverted hydrocarbons having a boiling temperature of above 380° C.;
(b) passing a first portion of said heavy oil recycle stream as a recycle feed to said hydrocracker reactor;
(c) passing a second portion of said heavy oil recycle stream to a solvent deasphalting unit for separating said heavy poly-aromatic hydrocarbons from said second portion of said heavy oil recycle stream to yield a deasphalted paraffinic oil and a heavy polycyclic aromatics fraction, comprising said heavy poly-aromatic hydrocarbons;
(d) passing said deasphalted paraffinic oil as a feed to said hydrocracker reactor;
wherein the weight ratio of said second portion of said heavy oil recycle stream to said first potion of said heavy oil recycle stream is less than 0.5; and
wherein the concentration of heavy poly-aromatic hydrocarbons in the heavy oil recycle stream is less than 1,000 ppmw.

US Pat. No. 10,479,944

CATALYST FOR PREPARING BIOLOGICAL AVIATION KEROSENE WITH CASTOR OIL, PREPARATION METHOD AND APPLICATION THEREOF

1. A method for preparing a catalyst, the catalyst for preparing biological aviation kerosene with castor oil, comprising porous large-specific surface nano-alumina as a carrier, NixMoW, NixCoW or NixCoMo as an active component, and Mn as an assistant, wherein mass of the active component accounts for 10-30% of total mass of the catalyst; x is an atomic ratio and ranges from 2 to 20; mass of the component Mn accounts for 1-5% of the total mass of the catalyst; and a specific surface area of the porous large-specific surface nano-alumina carrier is 500-800 m2/g;the method comprising the following steps:
1) adding aluminum isopropoxide into 0.05 mol/L of nitric acid, refluxing and stirring at 80° C. for 3-5 hours, adding cetyl trimethyl ammonium bromide, and continuously stirring for 2-3 hours to obtain a mixed solution;
2) adding sodium silicate into the mixed solution, refluxing and stirring at 80° C. for 3-5 hours, and aging at a room temperature for 2 hours to obtain a mixed solution;
3) adding ethyl orthosilicate into the mixed solution, refluxing and stirring at 80° C. for 3-5 hours, and aging at the room temperature for 2 hours;
4) adding 1-5% of sodium hydroxide into the mixed solution obtained in the step 3), refluxing and stirring at 80° C. for 3-5 hours, performing centrifugal separation, drying the obtained solid precipitate at 100° C., and calcining in a nitrogen atmosphere at 500-600° C. for 4-6 hours, thereby obtaining the large-specific surface nano-alumina carrier;
5) adding an assistant manganese chloride into an aqueous solution in an amount of three times that of mass of the carrier according to a ratio for stirring for 3 hours under room-temperature stirring conditions, adding the large-specific surface nano-alumina carrier for stirring 3-5 hours to obtain a mixed solution, performing suction filtration on the mixed solution, drying a solid product at 100° C. for 8 hours, and calcining in the nitrogen atmosphere at 500-600° C. for 4-6 hours to obtain solid powder; and
6) sequentially adding an active component soluble salt into the aqueous solution of an amount of three times of mass of the carrier according to a ratio for stirring for 3 hours under the room-temperature stirring conditions, adding the solid powder in the step 5) for stirring 3-5 hours to obtain a mixed solution, standing for 10 hours, drying the standing mixed solution at 100° C. for 8 hours, calcining in the nitrogen atmosphere at 500-600° C. for 4-6 hours, and reducing the obtained solid powder at 550-600° C. at hydrogen flow velocity of 200-300 mL/min for at least 3 hours, thereby obtaining the hydrodeoxygenation catalyst for preparing the biological aviation kerosene with castor oil.

US Pat. No. 10,479,935

FLUORESCENT MATERIAL, METHOD OF PRODUCING THE SAME, AND LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE USING THE SAME

NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR MA...

1. A fluorescent material comprising a composition represented by formula (I): SiuEuvAlwOxNy, wherein when the sum of a parameter u and a parameter w is taken as 13, parameters u, v, w, x, and y in the formula (I) satisfy the following formulae (1) to (5):2.77?u?2.88  (1),
0.04?v?0.08  (2),
10.12?w?10.23  (3),
0.42?x?0.95  (4), and
12.89?y?13.65  (5).

US Pat. No. 10,479,927

TREATMENT OF KEROGEN IN SUBTERRANEAN FORMATIONS

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A method of fracturing a subterranean formation penetrated by a wellbore, comprising:specifying a concentration of a bromate in a composition correlative with an amount of kerogen to be treated in the subterranean formation and correlative with an amount of iron sulfide in the subterranean formation;
treating the kerogen in the subterranean formation with the composition comprising a first oxidizer comprising a persulfate and a second oxidizer comprising the bromate, wherein the persulfate has a concentration of about 0.00005 M to about 1.0 M in the composition and the bromate has a concentration of about 0.00005 M to about 0.20 M in the composition; and
fracturing the subterranean formation.

US Pat. No. 10,479,921

CEMENT HAVING CROSS-LINKED POLYMERS

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A method of forming a cement composition for use in a wellbore comprising:forming a cross linked polyamide by reacting a trifunctional carboxylic acid with a diamine;
combining an amount of cement, water, and the cross linked polyamide to form a mixture; and
curing the mixture to from a cement composition.

US Pat. No. 10,479,920

DATE TREE TRUNK AND RACHIS-BASED SUPERFINE FIBROUS MATERIALS FOR SEEPAGE LOSS CONTROL

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 wellbore 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), wherein the drilling fluid comprises a low solid non-dispersed mud, wherein the LCM comprises:
a plurality of date tree trunk fibers produced from date tree trunks and a plurality of date tree rachis fibers produced from date tree rachises, each of the plurality of date tree trunk fibers and the plurality of date tree rachis fibers having a length in the range of about 20 microns (?m) to about 300 ?m.

US Pat. No. 10,479,893

PREPARATION OF IRON (III) OXIDE PIGMENT

LANXESS Deutschland GmbH,...

1. A process for producing haematite pigments, the process comprising: contacting iron, an aqueous haematite nucleus suspension containing haematite nuclei which have a particle size of 100 nm or less and a specific BET surface area of 40 m2/g to 150 m2/g (measured in accordance with DIN 66131), and an iron(II) nitrate solution, in the presence of at least one oxygen-containing gas at temperatures of 70 to 99° C. to produce a suspension comprising haematite pigment,wherein the aqueous solution of the iron, the haematite nucleus suspension, and the iron(II) nitrate solution is mixed by means of hydraulic mixing;
wherein the hydraulic mixing is carried out by means of at least one pump which takes a liquid phase from a reactor at an outlet and feeds it back into the reactor at another place by an inlet, and
wherein the at least one oxygen-containing gas is introduced into the aqueous solution with a gas introduction volume of 6 m3 of gas volume/m3 of batch volume/hour or less.

US Pat. No. 10,479,880

RUBBER COMPOSITION FOR TIRES AND PNEUMATIC TIRE

SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIE...

1. A pneumatic tire, formed from a rubber composition for tires,the rubber composition comprising an organosilicon compound represented by average compositional formula (I) below having a ratio of the number of sulfur atoms to the number of silicon atoms of 1.1 to 1.2,

wherein x represents the average number of sulfur atoms; m represents an integer of 6 to 12; and R1 to R6 are the same or different and each represent a C1-C6 alkyl or alkoxy group, at least one of R1 to R3 and at least one of R4 to R6 are the alkoxy groups, and two or more of the alkyl or alkoxy groups for R1 to R6 may be joined to form a ring.

US Pat. No. 10,479,871

FIBER STRUCTURE FOR FIBER REINFORCED COMPOSITE MATERIAL, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING FIBER STRUCTURE FOR FIBER REINFORCED COMPOSITE MATERIAL, AND FIBER REINFORCED COMPOSITE MATERIAL

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOYOTA J...

1. A fiber structure for a fiber-reinforced composite material, which includes a fiber structure of discontinuous fibers and matrix resin impregnated into the fiber structure, the fiber structure comprising a section in which a width varies continuously along a central axis in a plan view,wherein, in a section in which the width increases continuously along the central axis, discontinuous fibers are aligned radially along the central axis, and both a thickness of the fiber structure and a density of the discontinuous fibers are uniform.

US Pat. No. 10,479,866

BLOCK COPOLYMERS INCLUDING POLY(PHENYLENE) AND METHODS THEREOF

1. A composition comprising a structure having the formula (Ia):or a salt thereof, wherein:each R1 and R3 is, independently, H, halo, optionally substituted C1-12 alkyl, optionally substituted C1-12 haloalkyl, optionally substituted C1-12 perfluoroalkyl, optionally substituted C1-12 heteroalkyl, RS, RP, RC, or RF, wherein RS is an acidic moiety comprising a sulfonyl group, RP is an acidic moiety comprising a phosphoryl group, RC is an acidic moiety comprising a carbonyl group, and RF is an electron-withdrawing moiety;
each RT is, independently, H, halo, optionally substituted C1-12 alkyl, optionally substituted C1-12 alkoxy, RS, RP, RC, or RF;
each L1a and L2a is, independently, a covalent bond, carbonyl, oxy, thio, azo, phosphonoyl, phosphoryl, sulfonyl, sulfinyl, sulfonamide, imino, imine, phosphine, nitrilo, optionally substituted C1-12 alkylene, optionally substituted C1-12 alkyleneoxy, optionally substituted C1-12 heteroalkylene, optionally substituted C1-12 heteroalkyleneoxy, optionally substituted C4-18 arylene, or optionally substituted C4-18 aryleneoxy;
each ArL and ArM is, independently, a bivalent linker comprising optionally substituted arylene;
each ArP comprises an optionally substituted arylene or is a covalent bond;
each q is, independently, an integer of from 1 to 5;
each t is, independently, an integer of from 1 to 4;
each of m1 and m2 is, independently, an integer of from 3 to 10 from 1 to 10; and
m is an integer of from about 1 to 1000,
wherein at least one of L1a and/or L2a is not a covalent bond.

US Pat. No. 10,479,861

CATALYTIC CARBONYLATION CATALYSTS AND METHODS

Novomer, Inc., Boston, M...

1. A catalyst comprising:i) a metal complex of formula (III-a), (III-b), (III-c), (IV-a), (IV-b), (IV-c), (V-a), (V-b), (VI-a), (VI-b), or (VI-c):
wherein:Rc, Rd and Re at each occurrence is independently:
(Z+)b, wherein:
is a bond or a linker;
Z+ is a cationic functional group; and
b is an integer from 1 to 4 inclusive; or
hydrogen, halogen, —OR4, —NRy2, —SRy, —CN, —NO2, —SO2Ry, —SORy, —SO2NRy2; —CNO, —NRySO2Ry, —NCO, —N3; or an optionally substituted group selected from the group consisting of C1-20 aliphatic; C1-20 heteroaliphatic having 1-4 heteroatoms independently selected from the group consisting of nitrogen, oxygen, and sulfur; 6- to 10-membered aryl; 5- to 10-membered heteroaryl having 1-4 heteroatoms independently selected from nitrogen, oxygen, or sulfur; and 4- to 7-membered heterocyclic having 1-2 heteroatoms independently selected from the group consisting of nitrogen, oxygen, and sulfur,
wherein two or more Rc groups, or two or more Rd groups may be taken together to form one or more optionally substituted rings,
wherein each Ry is independently hydrogen, or an optionally substituted group selected the group consisting of acyl; carbamoyl; arylalkyl; 6- to 10-membered aryl; C1-12 aliphatic; C1-12 heteroaliphatic having 1-2 heteroatoms independently selected from the group consisting of nitrogen, oxygen, and sulfur; 5- to 10-membered heteroaryl having 1-4 heteroatoms independently selected from the group consisting of nitrogen, oxygen, and sulfur; 4- to 7-membered heterocyclic having 1-2 heteroatoms independently selected from the group consisting of nitrogen, oxygen, and sulfur; an oxygen protecting group; and a nitrogen protecting group;
or wherein two Ry on the same nitrogen atom are taken with the nitrogen atom to form an optionally substituted 4- to 7-membered heterocyclic ring having 0-2 additional heteroatoms independently selected from the group consisting of nitrogen, oxygen, and sulfur;
R4 is a hydroxyl protecting group or Ry;
R12 is selected from the group consisting of: a (Z+)b group; or an optionally substituted radical selected from the group consisting of C1-20 aliphatic; C1-20 heteroaliphatic; and phenyl; and
M1 and M2 comprise metal atoms, and may be the same or different; and
ii) at least one anionic metal carbonyl species associated with at least one of Z+.

US Pat. No. 10,479,859

AROMATIC POLYESTER POLYETHER POLYOLS, POLYURETHANES MADE THEREFROM AND BUILDING MATERIALS COMPRISING SAME

Talaco Holdings, LLC, La...

1. An aromatic polyester polyether polyol having a structure that is either:a) based on a glycerol backbone, the structure represented by a formula:

wherein each of R1, R2, and R3 is independently selected from hydroxyl and a structure represented by a formula:

provided that at least one of R1, R2, and R3 is not hydroxyl;
wherein m has a value such that the aromatic polyester polyether polyol has a Brookfield Cone and Plate Viscosity of less than about 5 Poise carried out using Spindle #4, at 100 rpm and 60° C.;
and wherein each of n1, n2, and n3 is an integer independently selected from 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9, provided that a sum of the values for n1, n2, and n3 is 1 to 9;
or
b) based on a trimethylolpropane backbone, the structure represented by a formula:

wherein each of R1, R2, and R3 is independently selected from hydroxyl and a structure represented by a formula:

provided that at least one of R1, R2, and R3 is not hydroxyl;
wherein m has a value such that the aromatic polyester polyether polyol has a Brookfield Cone and Plate Viscosity of less than about 5 Poise carried out using Spindle #4 at 100 rpm and 60° C.;
and wherein each of n1, n2, and n3 is an integer independently selected from 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9, provided that a sum of the values for n1, n2, and n3 is 1 to 9.

US Pat. No. 10,479,855

(METH)ACRYLIC COPOLYMER, ADHESIVE COMPOSITION AND ADHESIVE SHEET CONTAINING SAME, AND COATING MATERIAL AND COATED PRODUCT USING SAME

Mitsubishi Chemical Corpo...

1. A (meth)acrylic copolymer (A) having a weight average molecular weight of 1,000 to 1,000,000,wherein the (meth)acrylic copolymer (A) satisfies 0.12 wherein the (meth)acrylic copolymer (A) comprises a constituent unit derived from a macromonomer (a) having a number average molecular weight of 500 to 100,000 and a constituent unit derived from a vinyl monomer (b),
wherein the macromonomer (a) is represented by Formula (1):

wherein in Formula (1):
R is a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, a cycloalkyl group, an aryl group, or a heterocyclic group, the alkyl group, cycloalkyl group, aryl group, or heterocyclic group may have a substituent;
Z is an end group; and
the symbol “ . . . ” represents a main chain moiety comprising two or more constituent units represented by Formula (a?):

wherein in formula (a?):
P represents a hydrogen atom, a methyl group, or CH2OH:
Q is selected from the group consisting of OR, O2CR, halogen, CO2H, COR, CO2R CN, CONH2, CONHR, CONR2, and R?;
R is selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen atom, substituted and unsubstituted alkyl, substituted and unsubstituted aryl, substituted and unsubstituted heteroaryl, substituted and unsubstituted aralkyl, substituted and unsubstituted alkaryl, and substituted and unsubstituted organosilyl; the substituents are the same as or different from each other, and are selected from the group consisting of carboxylic acid, carboxylic acid ester, epoxy, hydroxyl, alkoxy, primary amino, secondary amino, tertiary amino, isocyanato, sulfonic acid, and halogen;
R? is selected from the aromatic group consisting of substituted and unsubstituted aryl, substituted and unsubstituted heteroaryl; and the substituents are the same as or different from each other, and are selected from the group consisting of carboxylic acid, carboxylic acid ester, epoxy, hydroxyl, alkoxy, primary amino, secondary amino, tertiary amino, isocyanate, sulfonic acid, substituted and unsubstituted alkyl, substituted and unsubstituted aryl, substituted and unsubstituted olefins, and halogen.

US Pat. No. 10,479,853

SURFACE-TREATED CARBON NANOTUBE AND RESIN COMPOSITION

ASAHI KASEI CHEMICALS COR...

1. A surface-treated carbon nanotube containing a compound represented by any one of formula (1) to formula (4):
further containing a compound represented by formula (5) or formula (6):
where n1 is an integer of 2 to 400,where n2 is an integer of 2 to 650, andwherein a total content of a compound represented by formula (5) or formula (6) in the surface-treated carbon nanotube is 2.0 to 40 mass %;
wherein
a thermal reduction amount at 600° C. in a nitrogen atmosphere is 0.2 to 40%;
a surface oxygen concentration measured by X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) is 10 to 40 atm %; and
a surface sulfur concentration is less than 0.1 atm %.

US Pat. No. 10,479,852

HYDROCHROMIC POLYDIACETYLENE COMPOSITE COMPOSITION, HYDROCHROMIC THIN FILM USING SAME, AND USE THEREOF

IUCF-HYU (INDUSTRY-UNIVER...

1. A method of sensing moisture, comprising: providing a polydiacetylene composite composition including a polydiacetylene polymerized from diacetylene monomers that are complexed with an alkali metal ionic compound to give a diacetylene composite, anddetecting color or fluorescent transition of the polydiacetylene composite composition after exposing the polydiacetylene composite composition to the moisture,
wherein each of the diacetylene monomers is a compound represented by the following Chemical Formula (2), or an mBzA compound in which a benzamide group is incorporated into a diacetylene molecule,
CH3(CH2)m-C?C—C?C—(CH2)n-COOH  [Chemical Formula 2]
wherein m+n is an integer of 2 to 50.

US Pat. No. 10,479,835

AGENT, USES AND METHODS FOR TREATMENT

1. An antibody, or an antigen-binding fragment thereof, comprising:a) a light chain variable domain L-CDR1 comprising SEQ ID NO: 17;
b) a light chain variable domain L-CDR 2 comprising SEQ ID NO: 18:
c) a light chain variable domain L-CDR 3 comprising SEQ ID NO: 19:
d) a heavy chain variable domain H-CDR 1 comprising SEQ ID NO: 20:
e) a heavy chain variable domain H-CDR 2 comprising SEQ ID NO: 21: and
f) a heavy chain variable domain H-CDR 3 comprising SEQ ID NO: 22.

US Pat. No. 10,479,803

BICYCLIC HETEROARYLAMINOALKYL PHENYL DERIVATIVES AS PI3K INHIBITORS

Incyte Corporation, Wilm...

1. A method of inhibiting an activity of a PI3K? kinase, comprising contacting the kinase with a compound of Formula (I):or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein:Ar is:

R1 is methyl;
R2 is C1-6 alkoxy, C1-6 haloalkoxy, or phenyl; wherein said phenyl is optionally substituted by 1, 2, or 3 substituents independently selected from halo, OH, CN, C1-4 alkyl, C1-4 alkoxy, and C1-4 haloalkoxy;
R3 is Cy or C(?O)NRcRd;
provided that either (i) R2 is phenyl, wherein said phenyl is optionally substituted by 1, 2, or 3 substituents independently selected from halo, OH, CN, C1-4 alkyl, C1-4 alkoxy, and C1-4 haloalkoxy; or (ii) R3 is Cy;
R4 is halo, C1-4 alkyl, or C1-4 haloalkyl;
R5 is halo, CN, C1-4 alkyl, or C1-4 haloalkyl;
R6 is H;
each Cy is independently selected from 4-6 membered heterocycloalkyl or 5-6 membered heteroaryl, each of which is optionally substituted with 1 or 2 independently selected R3b groups;
each Rc and Rd is independently selected from H and C1-6 alkyl and each R3b is independently selected from halo, CN, C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 haloalkyl, hydroxy, C1-6 alkoxy, C1-6 haloalkoxy, amino, C1-6 alkylamino, di(C1-6 alkyl)amino, C1-6 alkylsulfonyl, carbamyl, C1-6 alkylcarbamyl, and di(Cl6 alkyl)carbamyl.

US Pat. No. 10,479,802

PROBES FOR IMAGING HUNTINGTIN PROTEIN

CHDI Foundation, Inc., N...

1. A compound of Formula (I), or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof,
wherein
X is NR4, O, or S;
Y is CR4 or N;
Z1, Z2, Z3, and Z4 are independently chosen from CH and N, provided that at least two of Z1, Z2, Z3, and Z4 are CH;
R1 is heteroaryl, heterocycloalkenyl, or heterocycloalkyl, each of which is optionally substituted with one or two groups independently chosen from cyano, halo, lower alkyl optionally substituted with amino, alkylamino, or di(alkyl)amino, lower alkoxy optionally substituted with lower alkoxy, optionally substituted amino, haloalkyl, di(alkyl)aminocarbonyl, alkylaminocarbonyl, and aminocarbonyl, or
R1 is phenyl optionally substituted with one or two groups independently chosen from cyano, heteroaryl, halo, phenoxy, benzyloxy, heteroaryl, lower alkyl optionally substituted with amino, (alkyl)amino, or di(alkyl)amino, lower alkoxy, optionally substituted amino, di(alkyl)aminocarbonyl, alkylaminocarbonyl, and aminocarbonyl;
L1 is —O—;
L2 is —(CR7R8)m—;
L3 is —CH?CH— or is absent;
R2 is phenyl, pyridin-2-yl, pyridin-3-yl, pyrazin-2-yl, pyrimidin-5-yl, 1H-imidazol-4-yl, 1H-imidazol-2-yl, or 1H-pyrazol-4-yl, each of which is optionally substituted with one or two groups independently chosen from halo; haloalkyl; hydroxyl; lower alkoxy; lower alkoxy substituted with lower alkoxy, amino, (alkyl)amino, (dialkyl)amino, heterocycloalkyl, heteroaryl, or halo; lower alkyl; and lower alkyl substituted with hydroxyl, lower alkoxy, amino, (alkyl)amino, or (dialkyl)amino;
R4 is chosen from hydrogen, halo, cyano, and lower alkyl;
R5 is chosen from lower alkyl, lower alkoxy, and halo;
R7 is chosen from hydrogen, hydroxyl, trifluoromethyl, and lower alkyl;
R8 is chosen from hydrogen and lower alkyl;
n is 0 or 1; and
m is 0, 1, or 2;
wherein the compound of Formula (I), or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, is labeled with one or more positron-emitting radionuclides.

US Pat. No. 10,479,800

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR REGULATING GLUCOSE HOMEOSTASIS AND INSULIN ACTION

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA PA...

1. A method of increasing oxygen consumption, reducing cellular reactive oxygen species, depolarizing a mitochondrial inner membrane, and increasing oxygen consumption rate without donating electrons to the electron transport chain using a mitochondrial uncoupler, said method comprising contacting a cell or mitochondria with a composition comprising at least one compound having a structure of formula I or formula II:
or active analogs or derivatives thereof,
wherein R1-R10 are all independently optional, and when present are each independently selected from the group consisting of H, halogen, hydroxy, acyl, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, cycloalkyl, heterocyclo, aryl, heteroaryl, alkoxy, amino, amide, thiol, sulfone, sulfoxide, oxo, oxy, nitro, carbonyl, carboxy, amino acid sidechain, and amino acid, wherein each group can be optionally substituted; or

or active analogs and derivatives thereof,
wherein R1-R2 are independently optional, and are each independently selected from the group consisting of H, halogen, hydroxy, acyl, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, cycloalkyl, heterocyclo, aryl, heteroaryl, alkoxy, amino, amide, thiol, sulfone, sulfoxide, oxo, oxy, nitro, carbonyl, carboxy, amino acid sidechain, and amino acid, wherein each group can be optionally substituted.

US Pat. No. 10,479,792

COMPOUNDS

GiaxoSmithKline Intellect...

1. A compound of Formula (I), or a salt thereof,
wherein
A1 is CH;
A2 is selected from CR13 and N;
R1 is selected from C1-C6alkyl, C3-C7cycloalkyl, C4-C7heterocycloalkyl, phenyl, C5-C6heteroaryl, C1-C6alkoxy, —OC3-C7cycloalkyl and NR10aR10b; wherein C3-C7cycloalkyl, C4-C7heterocycloalkyl, phenyl, C5-C6heteroaryl and —OC3-C7cycloalkyl are optionally substituted with one to three groups independently selected from hydroxy, methoxy, C1-C3alkyl and halo;
L1 is a linker group selected from —C(O)— and —S(O)n—, wherein n represents 1 to 2;
R3 is selected from hydrogen, halo, methyl, methoxy and cyano;
R4 is selected from hydrogen, halo, methyl, methoxy and cyano;
R2 is selected from hydrogen, halo, Ar, Cy, X, NR5aR5b and —C(O)—R15;
Ar is selected from phenyl and C5-C6heteroaryl, each of which is optionally substituted with one to three groups independently selected from halo and -L2-R7;
L2 is a linker group selected from a bond, —(CH2)m—, —O(CH2)m—, —C2-C4alkenyl-, —OC2-C4alkenyl-, —(CH2)p—NH—(CH2)q—, and —(CH2)pC(O)—(CH2)q—; wherein m represents 1 to 4 and p and q independently represent 0 to 4;
R7 is selected from hydrogen; hydroxy; NR8aR8b; C4-C7heterocycloalkyl optionally substituted with one or two C1-C3alkyl groups; C3-C7cycloalkyl; C1-C6alkoxy optionally substituted with one NR14aR14b group; and phenyl optionally substituted with one to three groups independently selected from halo, methoxy and methyl;
Cy is selected from C3-C7cycloalkyl, C4-C7heterocycloalkyl, C5-C7cycloalkenyl and C5-C7heterocycloalkenyl, each of which is optionally substituted with one to three groups independently selected from C1-C3alkyl, C1-C3alkoxy, C4-C7heterocycloalkyl, NR11aR11b, ?O, —C(O)—R15 and —C(O)O—R15;
X is selected from C1-C6alkyl, C2-C6alkenyl and C1-C6alkoxy, each of which is optionally substituted with one to three groups independently selected from hydroxy, methoxy, halo, NR13aR13b and C4-C7heterocycloalkyl, wherein C4-C7heterocycloalkyl is optionally substituted with one to three C1-C3alkyl groups;
R5a is selected from hydrogen; C1-C6alkyl optionally substituted with one group selected from Ar and Cy; —C(O)—R9; —C(O)—OR9; and —SO2—R9;
R5b is selected from hydrogen and C1-C3alkyl;
R8a and R8b are independently selected from hydrogen and C1-C3alkyl;
R9 is selected from C1-C6alkyl, C3-C7cycloalkyl, C4-C7heterocycloalkyl, phenyl and C5-C6heteroaryl;
R10a and R10b are independently selected from hydrogen and C1-C3alkyl;
R11a and R11b are independently selected from hydrogen and C1-C3alkyl;
R12 is selected from hydrogen, halo and methyl;
R13 is selected from hydrogen, C1-C3alkyl, —C(O)—C4-C7heterocycloalkyl, —C(O)—C1-C3alkyl and —C(O)—C3-C7cycloalkyl;
R13a and R13b are independently selected from hydrogen and C1-C3alkyl;
R14a and R14b are independently selected from hydrogen and C1-C3alkyl; and
R15 is selected from C1-C6alkyl, Ar, C3-C7cycloalkyl and C4-C7heterocycloalkyl.

US Pat. No. 10,479,790

COMT INHIBITING METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS

LIEBER INSTITUTE FOR BRAI...

1. A method of treating a neurological or psychiatric disorder for which inhibiting COMT provides a therapeutic effect, or treating symptoms associated with the neurological or psychiatric disorder, comprising administering to a subject in need thereof an effective amount of a COMT-inhibiting compound in accordance with formula I, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof,
wherein:
X is selected from hydrogen, halogen, C?N, CF3, and C1-C4 alkyl;
Z is selected from SO2R1 and SO2NR2R3;
R1 is selected from C1-C10 alkyl, C3-C10 cycloalkyl, aryl, aralkyl, heterocyclyl, heteroaryl and heteroarylalkyl, any of which may be substituted with one or more groups selected from halogen, C?N, CF3, OH, C1-C4 alkyl or C2-C4 alkenyl, alkoxy, nitro, amino, C1-C4 alkylamino, oxo, C3-C10 cycloalkyl, acyl, aryl, aralkyl, heterocyclyl, heteroaryl, CON(R)2, SO2R, and SO2N(R)2, where each R is independently C1-C4 alkyl or (R)2 forms a carbocyclic ring;
R2 and R3 are independently selected from hydrogen and any of the groups as defined for R1, with the proviso that at least one of R2 and R3 is different from hydrogen; or R2 and R3 may together form a 3-10 membered monocyclic, bicyclic or spirocyclic nitrogen-containing ring system that contains 0-3 additional heteroatoms selected from oxygen (O), nitrogen (N), and sulfur (S), and which may be further substituted with one or more groups selected from halogen, C?N, CF3, OH, C1-C4 alkyl or C2-C4 alkenyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, alkoxy, nitro, amino, C1-C4 alkoxycarbonyl, acyl, C1-C4 alkylamino, oxo, SO2CH3, aryl, aralkyl, heterocyclyl, heteroaryl and heteroarylalkyl;
with the proviso that when X is hydrogen and Z is SO2R1, R1 is not C4 alkyl, C8 alkyl, tetrahydropyran or propylcyclopropane;
or when X is H and Z is SO2NR2R3, R2 and R3 do not together form a 1-piperidinyl ring substituted with a ?-methyl group;
or when X is C1 and Z is SO2R1, R1 is not C3 alkyl, C4 alkyl or C5-C6 cycloalkyl;
or when X is C1 and Z is SO2NR2R3, R2 and R3 do not together form an unsubstituted, 1-pyrrolidinyl ring.

US Pat. No. 10,479,787

PROCESS FOR PREPARATION OF TETRABENAZINE AND DEUTETRABENAZINE

Lupin Limited, Maharasht...

1. A process for preparation of deutetrabenazine (II) comprising:
i) obtaining dihydroxy benzoquinoline compound (III)

by reacting dihydroxy isoquinoline compound (IV) or a salt thereof

with (2-acetyl-4-methyl-pentyl)-trimethyl-ammonium iodide (V) or 3-methylene-5-methyl-2-hexanone (VI), and

ii) treating dihydroxy benzoquinoline compound (III) with a source of deuteriated methyl, wherein the source of deuteriated methyl is deuteriated methanol.

US Pat. No. 10,479,786

PROTEIN KINASE INHIBITORS

Princeton Drug Discovery,...

1. A compound of formula I:and/or a salt, an enantiomer or an enantiomeric mixture thereof;wherein
W1, W2, and W3 are independently hydrogen or deuterium;
Y is C—H or nitrogen;
R1 is
-Q-A
wherein
Q is a single bond directly attaching A to a ring carbon atom, or a methylene or ethylene group connecting A to a ring carbon atom; and
A is

wherein
Y1 is C—H or nitrogen and Y2 is carbon and wherein A is a five or six membered ring;
Z1 and Z2 are independently hydrogen, —(CH2)n—OR5, or [—NR7R6], where n is an integer number from 0 to 4, and R5 R6 are independently hydrogen, lower alkyl, or lower alkenyl;
T1 and T2 are independently an integer number from 0 to 4 with the provisos that when T1 or T2 is 0, —(CH2)T1 or —(CH2)T2 is a single bond;
R2 and R3 are independently hydrogen; halogen; alkoxyl; lower alkyl or lower alkenyl, wherein the lower alkyl or lower alkenyl is optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from —OH and alkoxyl, wherein alkoxyl is methoxy, ethoxy, propyloxy, or tert-butoxy; or optionally substituted heterocyclo, wherein optionally substituted includes [—NR7R6], wherein R6 and R7 are independently hydrogen, lower alkyl, or lower alkenyl;and wherein the positions of R1, R2 and R3 are exchangeable.

US Pat. No. 10,479,785

N-(PYRIDIN-2-YL)-4-(THIAZOL-5-YL)PYRIMIDIN-2-AMINE DERIVATIVES AS THERAPEUTIC COMPOUNDS

AUCENTRA THERAPEUTICS PTY...

1. A compound of formula I shown below:
wherein:
z represents an optional bond such that the bond between N and the adjacent carbon atom can be a single or double bond;
R1, R4, R6 and R7 are each independently selected from the group consisting of H, alkyl, alkyl- R10, aryl, aryl-R10, aralkyl, aralkyl-R11, halogen, NO2, CN, CF3, OH, O-alkyl, COR10, COOR10, O-aryl, O—R10, NH2, NH-alkyl, NH-aryl, N-(alkyl)2, N-(aryl)2, N-(alkyl)(aryl), NH—R10, N—(R10)(R11), N-(alkyl)(R10), N-(aryl)(R10), SH-alkyl, SH-aryl, S-(alkyl)2, S-(aryl)2, S-(alkyl)(aryl), SH—R10,S—(R10)(R11), S-(alkyl)(R10), S-(aryl)(R10), COOH, CONH2, CONH-alkyl, CONH-aryl, CON-(alkyl)(R10), CON(aryl)(R10), CONH—R10, CON—(R10)(R11), SO3H, SO2-alkyl, SO2-alkyl-R10, SO2-aryl, SO2-aryl-R10, SO2NH2, SO2NH—R10, SO2N—(R10)(R11), CF3, CO-alkyl, CO-alkyl-R10, CO-aryl, CO-aryl-R10 and R12,
wherein said alkyl, aryl and aralkyl groups may be optionally substituted with one or more groups selected from halogen, CN, OH, O-methyl, NH2, COOH, CONH2 and CF3, and wherein when bond z is absent, R1 is taken together with R8 and is ?O or ?S;
R2 is alkyl;
R3 is H, C1-6 alkyl, CN or halogen;
R5 is selected from alkyl, alkyl-R10, aryl, aryl-R10, aralkyl, aralkyl-R11, halogen, NO2, CN, CF3, OH, O-alkyl, COR10, COOR10, O-aryl, O—R10, NH2, NH-alkyl, NH-aryl, N-(alkyl)2, N-(aryl)2, N-(alkyl)(aryl), NH—R10, N—(R10)(R11), N-(alkyl)(R10), N-(aryl)(R10), SH-alkyl, SH-aryl, S-(alkyl)2, S-(aryl)2, S-(alkyl)(aryl), SH—R10, S—(R10)(R11), S-(alkyl)(R10), S-(aryl)(R10), COOH, CONH2, CONH-alkyl, CONH-aryl, CON-(alkyl)(R10), CON(aryl)(R10), CONH—R10, CON—(R10)(R11), SO3H, SO2-alkyl, SO2-alkyl-R10, SO2-aryl, SO2-aryl-R10, SO2NH2, SO2NH—R10, SO2N—(R10)(R11), CF3, CO-alkyl, CO-alkyl-R10, CO-aryl, CO-aryl-R10 and R12, wherein said alkyl, aryl and aralkyl groups may be optionally substituted with one or more groups selected from halogen, CN, OH, O-methyl, NH2, COOH, CONH2 and CF3;
R8 is together with R1?O or ?S when bond z is absent, or is not present when bond z is present; R9 is H, alkyl, aryl or heterocyclic group when bond z is absent, or is not present when bond z is present; and
R10, R11 and R12 are independently selected from water solubilising groups;
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or solvate thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,479,779

SUBSTITUTED PYRROLES ACTIVE AS KINASES INHIBITORS

NERVIANO MEDICAL SCIENCES...

1. A method for treating a disease selected from the group consisting of acute megakaryoblastic leukemia; transplant rejection, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, atopic dermatitis, solid tumors, myelofibrosis, myeloproliferative disorders, Polycythemia Vera (PV), Essential Thrombocythemia (ET), acute myeloid leukemia (AML), chronic myelogenous leukemia (CML), and acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), the method comprising administering to a mammal in need thereof an effective amount of a compound of formula (I):
wherein:
Ring W is a pyrrole;
R1 is a substituted aryl;
R2 is CONR6R7 wherein R6 and R7 are independently hydrogen or an optionally substituted group selected from straight or branched C1-C6 alkyl, straight or branched C2-C6 alkenyl, straight or branched C2-C6 alkynyl, C3-C7 cycloalkyl, cycloalkyl-alkyl, aryl, aryl-alkyl, heteroaryl, heteroaryl-alkyl, heterocyclyl and heterocyclyl-alkyl, or R6 and R7, taken together with the nitrogen atom to which they are bonded, may form an optionally substituted 5 to 7 membered heterocyclyl group optionally containing one additional heteroatom selected from N, O and S;
R3 is hydrogen, halo or an optionally substituted group selected from straight or branched C1-C6 alkyl, C3-C7 cycloalkyl, cycloalkyl-alkyl, heterocyclyl and heterocyclyl-alkyl;
R4 is an optionally substituted group

wherein:
R8 is hydrogen or an optionally substituted group selected from straight or branched C1-C6 alkyl, straight or branched C2-C6 alkenyl, straight or branched C2-C6 alkynyl, C3-C7 cycloalkyl, cycloalkyl-alkyl, aryl, aryl-alkyl, heteroaryl, heteroaryl-alkyl, heterocyclyl and heterocyclyl-alkyl, COR9, CONR10R11 and SO2R12,
wherein:
R9 is a group optionally substituted selected from straight or branched C1-C6 alkyl, straight or branched C2-C6 alkenyl, straight or branched C2-C6 alkynyl, C3-C7 cycloalkyl, cycloalkyl-alkyl, aryl, aryl-alkyl, heteroaryl, heteroaryl-alkyl, heterocyclyl and heterocyclyl-alkyl;
R10 and R11 are independently hydrogen or an optionally substituted group selected from straight or branched C1-C6 alkyl, straight or branched C2-C6 alkenyl, straight or branched C2-C6 alkynyl, C3-C7 cycloalkyl, cycloalkyl-alkyl, aryl, aryl-alkyl, heteroaryl, heteroaryl-alkyl, heterocyclyl and heterocyclyl-alkyl, or R10 and R11, taken together with the nitrogen atom to which they are bonded, may form an optionally substituted 5 to 7 membered heterocyclyl group optionally containing one additional heteroatom selected from N, O and S;
R12 is a group optionally substituted selected from straight or branched C1-C6 alkyl, straight or branched C2-C6 alkenyl, straight or branched C2-C6 alkynyl, C3-C7 cycloalkyl, cycloalkyl-alkyl, aryl, aryl-alkyl, heteroaryl, heteroaryl-alkyl, heterocyclyl and heterocyclyl-alkyl;
R5 is hydrogen, halo or an optionally substituted group selected from straight or branched C1-C6 alkyl, C3-C7 cycloalkyl, cycloalkyl-alkyl, heterocyclyl and heterocyclyl-alkyl;
or the pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,479,763

CHIRAL RESOLUTION METHOD OF N-[4-(1-AMINOETHYL)-PHENYL]-SULFONAMIDE DERIVATIVES

AMOREPACIFIC CORPORATION,...

1. A method for chiral resolution of a mixture of stereoisomers of a compound of formula (I),
wherein each of R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6 and R7 is independently any one selected from a group consisting of H, —NH2, a C1-6 alkyl group, a C2-6 alkenyl group, a C2-6 alkynyl group and a halogen, and R1 and R2 are different from each other,
comprising mixing said mixture of stereoisomers of the compound of formula (I) with
(i) a chiral auxiliary; and
(ii) an auxiliary salt-forming compound
in the presence of a solvent, thereby precipitating a diastereomeric salt of said chiral auxiliary (i) with the compound of formula (I) in enantiomeric excess,
wherein the chiral auxiliary is one or more selected from a group consisting of 2,3-dibenzoyltartaric acid, O,O?-di-p-toluoyltartaric acid, a stereoisomer thereof, and a combination thereof, and the auxiliary sal-forming compound is one or more selected from a group consisting of mandelic acid, camphorsulfonic acid, a stereoisomer thereof, and a combination thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,479,752

DEUTERATED TETRAMETHYL DIOIC ACIDS, COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING THEM AND USES THEREOF

SYNDROMEX LTD., Jerusale...

1. A deuterium enriched composition of a compound of general formula (I), including any salts, esters or anhydrides thereof:
wherein
L is a straight or branched C8-C16 alkylene; optionally interrupted by at least one moiety selected from O, S, NH, C5-C10cycloalkylene, C5-C10cycloheteroalkylene, C6-C18 arylene, C6-C18 heteroarylene;
each of R1-R8 is independently selected from H, D, CH3 and CD3; wherein at least one of R1-R8 is D or CD3; and
the abundance of deuterium at any D- or CD3-occupied position in the compound of the composition is substantially greater than the 0.015% natural abundance of deuterium.

US Pat. No. 10,479,731

METHOD FOR PYROLYZING PRECERAMIC POLYMER MATERIAL USING ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION

United Technologies Corpo...

1. A method for fabricating a ceramic material from a preceramic polymer material, the method comprising:providing a preceramic polymer material that includes a preceramic polymer and an electromagnetic radiation-responsive component, the electromagnetic radiation-responsive component includes a metal selected from the group consisting of cobalt, zirconium, hafnium, tantalum, rhenium, and combinations thereof, wherein the preceramic polymer includes, by volume, 0.1-10% of the electromagnetic radiation-responsive component; and
applying electromagnetic radiation to the preceramic polymer material, the electromagnetic radiation interacting with the electromagnetic radiation-responsive component to generate heat that converts the preceramic polymer to a ceramic phase.

US Pat. No. 10,479,725

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A COMPOSITE PANE HAVING A CORROSION-PROTECTED FUNCTIONAL COATING

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. A method for producing a composite pane having a functional coating, the method comprising:a) applying a functional coating to part of a surface of a base pane;
b) cutting out a first pane from the base pane via a cutting tool with a cutting wheel and a cooling fluid while introducing at least one coating-free region into the functional coating via a decoating tool with a laser beam, the decoating tool moving simultaneously with the cutting tool,
wherein
the at least one coating-free region completely surrounds an inner region of the functional coating and separates the inner region from an outer region that partially or completely surrounds the inner region,
the cutting wheel is guided directly on a coated surface of the first pane, and
the laser beam is directed onto the first pane through a surface of the first pane facing away from the coated surface of the first pane and is guided through the first pane onto the functional coating in a region covered by the cooling fluid; and
c) bonding, via a thermoplastic intermediate layer, a surface of the first pane having the functional coating to a surface of a second pane.

US Pat. No. 10,479,717

GLASS FOAM

Owens-Brockway Glass Cont...

1. A method of producing a glass foam, the method comprising:obtaining a dried glass precursor gel comprising nanometer-sized pores and a bulk amorphous oxide-based matrix having an inorganic network of primary constituent oxides, the primary constituent oxides comprising 30 mol % to 90 mol % silica (SiO2) and one or more of the following: (A) 0.1 mol % to 25 mol % of one or more alkali oxides in sum total, (B) 0.1 mol % to 30 mol % of one or more alkaline earth oxides in sum total, (C) 1 mol % to 25 mol % boric oxide, (D) 5 mol % to 80 mol % lead oxide, or (E) 0.1 mol % to 15 mol % aluminum oxide;
heating the dried glass precursor gel to a temperature below the melting point of the gel; and
maintaining the temperature for a time sufficient to expand the dried glass precursor gel; and
expanding the dried glass precursor gel to form a glass foam.

US Pat. No. 10,479,707

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ION SEPARATION IN AN AQUEOUS SOLUTION

1. An ion gun comprising:a first electromagnet; and
an electret disposed external to and at an end of the first electromagnet,
wherein the first electromagnet defines a first inner compartment, and wherein the first electromagnet is configured to move ions through the first inner compartment and through the electret as the ion gun functions.

US Pat. No. 10,479,704

PROPPANTS FOR REMOVAL OF CONTAMINANTS FROM FLUID STREAMS AND METHODS OF USING SAME

THE FRAZER AND CRUICKSHAN...

1. A sorption composition, comprising: a substrate material and an active compound for contaminant removal incorporated into or onto the substrate material, wherein the substrate material is a particulate material selected from the group consisting of ceramic, admixtures containing ceramics, and ceramic beads and wherein the active compound is a sulfur compound selected from the group consisting of ferrous sulfide, elemental sulfur, ferric ammonium sulfate, sodium hydrosulfide, dimethyl disulfide, dithiocarbamates, aluminum sulfide, copper sulfate, copper sulfide, and copper sulfate ammoniated, wherein the sulfur content, as % S, is from 0.1 to 25 wt %.

US Pat. No. 10,479,696

METHOD FOR PREPARING MOLYBDENUM OXIDE NANOPARTICLES

University-Industry Coope...

1. A method for preparing molybdenum oxide nanoparticles, comprising:(a) preparing a precursor solution by dissolving a molybdenum salt in a first polar solvent;
(b) generating an aerosol by applying ultrasonic waves to the precursor solution, and spraying the aerosol to a pre-heated reactor using a carrier gas;
(c) obtaining molybdenum oxide micron-sized particles by pyrolyzing the aerosol; and
(d) obtaining molybdenum oxide nanoparticles by dispersing the molybdenum oxide micron-sized particles in a second polar solvent and performing a solvothermal reduction reaction,
wherein the molybdenum oxide micron-sized particles are polycrystalline,
wherein a BET specific surface area of the molybdenum oxide nanoparticles is at least 100 m2/g.

US Pat. No. 10,479,692

ZEOLITE PRODUCTION METHOD

1. A method of producing a zeolite comprising:reacting a gel and zeolite seed crystals to produce a zeolite having the same kind of skeletal structure as the zeolite seed crystals;
wherein:the gel comprises a silica source, an alumina source, an alkali source and water;the gel is capable of synthesizing a zeolite without the use of the zeolite seed crystals, wherein the zeolite synthesized without the use of the zeolite seed crystals comprises one or more building units of zeolite;the zeolite seed crystals comprise one or more composite building units of zeolite;the zeolite seed crystals and the zeolite synthesized without the use of zeolite seed crystals comprise at least one equivalent composite building unit of zeolite;wherein the reacting step occurs without the use of an organic structure-directing agent;
wherein the zeolite produced is beta zeolite;
wherein the gel has a composition of:
SiO2/Al2O3=12 to 20,
Na2O/SiO2=0.1 to 0.25,
H2O/SiO2=10 to 25,
and wherein an amount of the zeolite seed crystals is 1 weight % to 20 weight % with respect to the silica component included in the gel.

US Pat. No. 10,479,678

ORTHO-H2 REFUELING FOR EXTENDED CRYOGENIC PRESSURE VESSEL DORMANCY

Lawrence Livermore Nation...

1. An apparatus for hydrogen fueling, comprising:a vehicle;
a cryogenic hydrogen storage unit in said vehicle;
a connectivity device in said vehicle adapted to establish a hydrogen connection with said cryogenic hydrogen storage unit in said vehicle;
a bulk hydrogen source containing initial hydrogen wherein said initial hydrogen has an initial para/ortho hydrogen ratio and wherein said initial hydrogen is ninety nine and eight tenths percent para-hydrogen;
a hydrogen fuel dispenser that includes a hose with a connector wherein said hose with a connector of said hydrogen fuel dispenser is adapted to be connected to said connectivity device in said vehicle to establish a hydrogen connection with said cryogenic hydrogen storage unit in said vehicle;
a hydrogen storage pump connected to said bulk hydrogen source for pumping said initial hydrogen that has an initial para/ortho hydrogen ratio and that is ninety nine and eight tenths percent para-hydrogen;
a catalyst unit connected between said hydrogen storage pump and said hydrogen fuel dispenser that-receives said initial hydrogen having an initial para/ortho hydrogen ratio and that is ninety nine and eight tenths percent para-hydrogen, wherein said initial hydrogen flows to said catalyst unit and said catalyst unit adjusts said initial para/ortho hydrogen ratio to produce final hydrogen having a final para/ortho hydrogen ratio with a five to twenty percent greater amount of ortho hydrogen; and
a copper metal block that comprises said catalyst unit;
wherein said hydrogen fuels dispenser fuel said cryogenic hydrogen storage unit in said vehicle with said final hydrogen having a final para/ortho hydrogen ratio with a five to twenty percent greater amount of ortho hydrogen.

US Pat. No. 10,479,671

PLASTIC LIQUID CONTAINER AND DISPENSING SYSTEM

1. A plastic liquid container and dispensing system, comprising:a plastic bottle with a bottle top, a bottle base, an internal bottle volume, an opening at the bottle base and a bottle base cap that is hingedly or swivellably connected to the bottle base to be flippable or swivellable away from the bottle base to provide access to the bottle base opening and bottle internal volume, wherein the bottle base cap also is flippable or swivellable to a position at the bottle base to cover the opening in the bottle base to prevent access to the bottle internal volume;
a bladder or insert for holding liquid that includes a bladder top, a bladder base, a lock-nut at the bladder base and a circular opening formed in the bladder base that operates as a flow path for liquid into and/or out of the bladder; and
a spout having a spout body with a connecting end, an internal liquid flow path extending from the connecting end to a liquid outflow port and a release button for enabling liquid flow through the internal liquid flow path and out the liquid outflow port;
wherein the spout connecting end is passed through the circular opening formed in the bladder base and removably attached to the bladder lock-nut during intended use to dispense the liquid held in the bladder.

US Pat. No. 10,479,670

LIQUID DISPENSING DEVICE

1. A beer dispensing device comprising a plurality of more than 100 tubes each tube having a diameter less than 0.75 mm, wherein each tube has a length in the range 40 to 7000 mm and wherein the tubes have a length:diameter ratio configured to establish laminar flow of the beer dispensed therethrough, in use; wherein the bores of the plurality of tubes are parallel with one another and the plurality of tubes are encased within an inner housing by friction-fit or by bonding.

US Pat. No. 10,479,654

CRANE GIRDER FOR A CRANE

1. A crane girder for a crane, the crane girder comprising a hollow profile, having an external wall that encloses a cavity, and extends longitudinally, and the external wall, when viewed in a cross section through the crane girder, has at least in regions an outwardly bulging shape for reducing aerodynamic drag, the external wall, when viewed in the cross section through the crane girder, has two mutually opposite portions, having an outwardly bulging shape, which are interconnected by two mutually opposite straight wall portions of the external wall, and at least one running surface adapted to support at least one running wheel of a trolley of a lifting gear of the crane, the mutually opposite portions, having an outwardly bulging shape, in an operating position of the crane girder point upward and downward, and the straight wall portions in the operating position laterally delimit the crane girder, the straight wall portions extend vertically, the running surface is at least one of disposed or supported on one of the straight wall portions of the external wall, and a thickness extent of the external wall in a vertical direction, when viewed in the cross section through the crane girder, is between 50% and 80% of a width extent of the external wall in a horizontal direction.

US Pat. No. 10,479,646

SOLUTION FOR COMPENSATING AN EFFECT OF TEMPERATURE CHANGE IN A PROXIMITY SENSOR IN A MACHINERY BRAKE OF AN ELEVATOR

KONE CORPORATION, Helsin...

1. A machinery brake of an elevator, the machinery brake comprises:a frame part comprising an electromagnet;
an armature part;
an inductive proximity sensor indirectly mounted to one of the following: the frame part, the armature part; and
a target mounted to another of the following: the frame part, and the armature part;
wherein the machinery brake further comprises, for establishing the indirect mounting:
a temperature change compensation device mounted between the inductive proximity sensor and the one of the following: the frame part, and the armature part.

US Pat. No. 10,479,637

BINDING TEETH, SHEET PROCESSING DEVICE, IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS, IMAGE FORMING SYSTEM, AND SHEET BINDING METHOD

Ricoh Company, Ltd., Tok...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a binding unit configured to apply pressure to a sheet bundle to crimp-bind the sheet bundle, the binding unit comprising:
a first planar member comprising a first plurality of binding teeth organized in a first continuous row; and
a second planar member comprising a second plurality of binding teeth organized in a second continuous row that are configured to engage with the first plurality of binding teeth to apply the pressure to the sheet bundle,
wherein the first plurality of binding teeth and the second plurality of binding teeth each have a first height within a first binding area of the first continuous row and the second continuous row,
wherein the first plurality of binding teeth and the second plurality of binding teeth each have a second height within a second binding area of the first continuous row and the second continuous row,
wherein the first height in the first binding area is different than the second height in the second binding area,
wherein the first planar member and the second planar member move toward each other and contact the sheet bundle to crimp-bind the sheet bundle,
wherein the first binding area and the second binding area are arranged side-by-side in a length direction of the binding unit in which the first continuous row of the first plurality of binding teeth and the second continuous row of the second plurality of binding teeth are arranged,
wherein the first plurality of binding teeth and the second plurality of binding teeth, collectively forming the first binding area and the second binding area, engage with each other such that the first binding area and the second binding area independently operate to crimp-bind the sheet bundle.

US Pat. No. 10,479,634

MACHINE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING BOBBINS OF STRETCH FILM

AMUT S.P.A., Novara (IT)...

1. A winding machine (10) to wind bobbins (5) of stretch film (6) comprising:a supporting frame (11),
at least one reel holder (12), mounted on said supporting frame (11) and rotatable around its own axis (13),
a plurality of reels (1-4) mounted on said at least one holder (12) and integrally rotatable therewith so that at least one first reel (1) is in at least one operative winding position of a bobbin (5),
at least one contact roll (15a) adapted to cooperate with said at least one first reel (1) in said operative winding position of a bobbin (5), wherein said contact roll (15a) is movable between at least one proximal contacting position in which it contacts the bobbin (5) being wound, in order to facilitate the peripheral winding of the stretch film (6) on said bobbin (5), and at least one distal position from said bobbin (5),
at least one accompanying roll (15b) movable between at least one distal position from the bobbin (5) being wound and at least one proximal contacting position in which it contacts the winding bobbin (5) in order to facilitate the peripheral winding of the stretch film (6) on said bobbin (5) during rotation of said at least one reel holder (12) so that said reel (1) can switch from said operative winding position of the bobbin (5) to an operative unloading position of the bobbin (5),
further comprising means (24) for determining the position of said rolls (15a, 15b) with respect to said bobbin (5) being wound
said contact roll (15a) and said accompanying roll (15b) being respectively coupled with at least one first operating arm (16a) and at least one second operating arm (16b) which are rotatable around respective rotation axes (17a, 17b) parallel to the rotation axis of the bobbin, and further comprising electric actuators (18a, 18b) for rotating said operating arms (16a, 16b).

US Pat. No. 10,479,632

STRETCH FILM DISPENSER WITH LIFTING DEVICE

1. A stretch film dispenser with a lifting device, the stretch film dispenser comprising a first seat and a second seat, the lifting device being disposed between the first seat and the second seat, characterized by:a first operating unit, connected to the first seat, the first operating unit having a first through hole, the first through hole being provided with a first fixing member, the first operating unit further having a first opening, the first opening being in communication with the first through hole, the first opening of the first operating unit being provided with a first control member, the first control member having a first perforation, the first control member having a first limiting hole corresponding in position to the first fixing member;
an accommodating unit, having a first end connected to the first operating unit and a second end connected to the second seat, the accommodating unit having a receiving hole therein for accommodating a telescopic rod, an outer peripheral wall of the telescopic rod being formed with a plurality of spaced first positioning holes corresponding to the first fixing member, the first fixing member passing through the first limiting hole and being engaged in one of the plurality of first positioning holes for positioning the telescopic rod.

US Pat. No. 10,479,626

SHEET FEEDING APPARATUS AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A sheet feeding apparatus comprising:a sheet stacking plate on which sheets are to be stacked;
a cassette main body configured to support the sheet stacking plate;
a regulating device disposed at the cassette main body to be movable in a first direction and movable in a second direction opposite to the first direction, and configured to regulate an end position of the sheets;
a plurality of first engaged portions disposed at the cassette main body in a moving direction in which the regulating device is configured to move; and
a plurality of second engaged portions disposed at the cassette main body in the moving direction of the regulating device, wherein the plurality of second engaged portions are arranged at positions separated from the plurality of first engaged portions with respect to a direction intersecting the moving direction of the regulating device;
wherein the regulating device includes:
a holding member,
a lever disposed rotatably at the holding member and configured to be operated,
an elastic member,
a first engaging portion configured to be urged by the elastic member to engage with the plurality of first engaged portions,
a second engaging portion movable in a vertical direction and configured to engage with the plurality of second engaged portions, and
an urging portion provided at the lever and configured to urge the second engaging portion,
wherein, as seen from an axial direction intersecting the moving direction of the regulating device in a state in which the second engaging portion engages with a second engaged portion, the urging portion is disposed between a first surface of the lever and a second surface of the lever opposite to first surface with respect to the moving direction, and the urging portion is disposed completely above the elastic member, and
wherein a rotational movement of the lever moves the second engaging portion upward by the urging portion in a state in which the first engaging portion engages with the first engaged portion by the elastic member.

US Pat. No. 10,479,619

SEPARATOR SUCTION DEVICE WITH ROTARY ACTUATOR

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A separator suction device capable of suctioning and conveying a separator stored in a state where a plurality of the separators are stacked, the separator suction device comprising:a first arm that includes a first suction portion capable of suctioning the separator by a negative pressure;
a second arm disposed to form a pair with the first arm, rotating around a shared rotational axis, the second arm including a second suction portion capable of suctioning the separator by a negative pressure; and
a transporting unit that moves the first arm and the second arm to selectively arrange the first arm and the second arm at any one of a follow-up position to follow a warped shape of the separator or a correction position to correct the warpage of the separator
wherein the transporting unit includes a drive unit that moves the first arm and the second arm;
wherein the drive unit includes a rotary actuator that rotates the first arm and the second arm around the shared rotational axis.

US Pat. No. 10,479,612

CARTON INDUCTION OPTIMIZATION IN ORDER FULFILLMENT PICKING SYSTEM

Staples, Inc., Framingha...

20. A computer-implemented method comprising:receiving data reflecting a set of cartons associated with a conveying system;
identifying a pick-zone visit for each carton in the set of cartons, an identified pick-zone visit for a carton indicating a pick zone among one or more pick zones in the conveying system at which a given item may be placed in the carton;
identifying a high-load pick zone and one or more low-load pick zones based on the identified pick-zone visits for the set of cartons, the high-load pick zone having a load of picks above a first threshold, and the one or more low-load pick zones having a load of picks below a second threshold;
determining that a first carton of the set of cartons includes a pick-zone visit to the high-load pick zone;
holding the first carton of the set of cartons to a later induction release;
ranking the one or more low-load pick zones based on a quantity of cartons having a pick-zone visit to each of the one or more low-load pick zones; and
identifying a second carton with a first pick-zone visit to a particular low-load pick zone of the one or more low-load pick zones based on the ranking of the one or more low-load pick zones; and
inducting the second carton into the conveying system.

US Pat. No. 10,479,606

STORAGE SYSTEM

1. A storage system for storing an elongated object in a substantially vertical orientation relative to a ground surface, the storage system comprising:a rack, the rack including a plurality of vertical support columns configured to rest upon the ground surface, a planar first horizontal member supported by the support columns above the ground surface and a planar second horizontal member supported by the support columns above the ground surface higher than the first horizontal member;
a bracket comprising a first plate portion and a second plate portion that is perpendicular to the first plate portion, wherein the first plate portion is removably fastened to the first horizontal member and the second plate portion is configured to be directly fastened to the elongated object to mount the elongated object to the first horizontal member; and
a chain secured to and extending between the bracket and the second horizontal member to attach the bracket to the second horizontal member;
wherein the chain includes a tension adjuster for adjusting a tension of the chain when the bracket is secured to the first horizontal member, wherein when the tension of the chain is increased the storage system is more stabile so that the storage system can withstand wind pressure, small earthquakes, and shocks.

US Pat. No. 10,479,601

SORTING SYSTEM AND SORTING METHOD

MURATA MACHINERY, LTD., ...

1. A sorting system for sorting and shipping commodities, the sorting system comprising:a pallet transportation vehicle that travels along a travelling route and is able to diverge and merge along the travelling route;
a case transportation vehicle that is structurally different from the pallet transportation vehicle, travels along the travelling route, and is able to diverge and merge along the travelling route;
racks provided along the travelling route and having a height corresponding to multiple floors;
an arrival area, a shipment area, and a sorting area provided along an outer periphery of the travelling route; and
a controller configured or programmed to control each of the pallet transportation vehicle and the case transportation vehicle to transport the commodities from the arrival area to the sorting area via the racks and transport the commodities from the sorting area to the shipment area; wherein
the travelling route includes rails along which both the pallet transportation vehicle and the case transportation vehicle travel;
the rails are provided in a ceiling space of a building accommodating the sorting system; and
each of the pallet transportation vehicle and the case transportation vehicle includes a carriage that travels along the rails, a mast suspended from the carriage, and an elevation platform that includes a transfer device and is able to be raised and lowered along the mast.

US Pat. No. 10,479,600

PRE-LOADED WASTE BAG SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Dear Future Me, LLC, Chi...

1. A pre-loaded waste bag system including:a set of pre-loaded waste bags including
a first waste bag having first waste bag first drawstrings and first waste bag second drawstrings;
a second waste bag having second waste bag first drawstrings and second waste bag second drawstrings,
wherein said second waste bag is positioned inside said first waste bag; and
a waste bin including:
a first drawstring securing member including a first drawstring engagement structure;
a second drawstring securing member including a second drawstring engagement structure,
wherein said first waste bag first drawstrings and said second waste bag first drawstrings engage with said first drawstring engagement structure,
wherein said first waste bag second drawstrings and said second waste bag second drawstrings engage with said second drawstring engagement structure,
wherein at least one of said first drawstring securing member and said second drawstring securing member includes a plurality of hook-shaped structures,
wherein drawstrings that are engaged with said plurality of hook-shaped structures form a grasping region between said hook-shaped structures.

US Pat. No. 10,479,597

TAMPER-PROOF CASE SYSTEMS AND METHODS

CITADEL CASING LTD, Road...

1. A tamper-proof wine crate comprising:four side panels;
a bottom panel;
a top panel; and
a unibody frame having a plurality of living hinges, the living hinges configured such that the unibody frame can be folded from a first configuration into a second configuration, the first configuration being a substantially horizontal configuration, and the second configuration being a rectangular prism configuration, the rectangular prism comprising:
four substantially vertical side faces, each of the vertical side faces having a top edge and a bottom edge, and each of the vertical side faces adapted to receive a respective one of the four side panels to form respective crate sidewalls;
a substantially horizontal bottom face in mechanical communication with each bottom edge of the vertical side faces, the bottom face having a plurality of bottle heel receiving cups disposed toward an interior volume of the crate, and the bottom face adapted to receive the bottom panel; and
a substantially horizontal top face having a first edge in mechanical communication with a first vertical side face's top edge and having a second edge in mechanical communication with a second vertical side face's top edge, the first vertical side face disposed opposite from, and generally parallel to, the second vertical side face, the top face having a plurality of bottle top receiving cups disposed toward the interior volume of the crate, and the top face adapted to receive the top panel.

US Pat. No. 10,479,595

CONTAINER WITH IMPROVED CLOSING MECHANISM

Philip Morris Products S....

1. A container for consumer goods, the container being at least partially formed from one or more fiber-based laminar blanks, the container comprising:a housing having an opening for accessing the consumer goods; and
a lid connected to the housing and movable relative to the housing between a closed position in which the lid covers the opening and an open position in which the opening is uncovered,
wherein a first surface of the lid is disposed adjacent to a first surface of the housing when the lid is in the closed position, and wherein a microsuction structure is provided on only one of the first surface of the lid or the first surface of the housing, for retaining the lid in the closed position relative to the housing, and wherein the other of the first surface of the lid or the first surface of the housing has a surface smoothness of 1.2 micrometers or less as measured in accordance with ISO 8791-4.

US Pat. No. 10,479,585

CONTAINER WITH MAGNETIC CAP AND CONTAINER HOLDER

YETI Coolers, LLC, Austi...

1. A container and holder system, comprising:a canister comprising:
an insulated double wall structure comprising:
a first end, configured to support the canister on a surface;
a second end; and
a sidewall, the sidewall having an outer diameter;
an opening in the second end extending through the insulated double wall structure; and
a neck structure encircling the opening and extending in an axial direction;
a lid adapted to seal the opening, the lid comprising:
a threaded sidewall configured to be received into the neck structure;
a carry handle, the carry handle rotatably-coupled to a cylindrical side wall of the lid;
a holder comprising:
a holder sidewall having a top end and a bottom end, the holder sidewall having an inner diameter, wherein the holder sidewall is formed from a plastic or elastomeric material and comprises a plurality of sidewall mounting apertures, and wherein each of the plurality of sidewall mounting apertures contains a compression limiter, wherein the compression limiter is formed from a metallic material;
a holder base extending from the bottom end of the holder sidewall;
a locking tab extending from the holder sidewall, the locking tab containing a locking aperture;
wherein the inner diameter of the holder sidewall is greater than the outer diameter of the sidewall of the insulated double wall structure; and
wherein when the carry handle of the lid is in a downward position, the carry handle forms a vertical opening configured to allow a lock to pass through the vertical opening and the locking aperture to lock the lid to the holder.

US Pat. No. 10,479,582

HEATED UTILITY BAG

Milwaukee Electric Tool C...

1. A utility bag comprising:a plurality of panels defining an interior and an exterior, the interior including a cavity configured to receive an item;
a heater element disposed in the cavity;
a battery pack configured for electrical communication with the heater element for powering the heater element; and
a controller removably coupled in selective electrical communication to the battery pack and removably coupled in selective electrical communication with the heater element, wherein the controller includes a housing shaped and sized to mechanically mate with the battery pack for electrical communication therewith, and wherein the housing includes a jack receptacle therein, the utility bag further comprising a jack electrically coupled to the heater element and configured to be received in the jack receptacle in the housing to define the selective electrical communication between the controller and the heater element.

US Pat. No. 10,479,577

PRINTED MULTILAYER POLYMERIC FILMS AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURE AND USE THEREOF

Printpack Illinois, Inc.,...

1. A printed multilayer polymeric film, comprising:a flexible polymeric film layer, wherein the flexible polymeric film layer is the outermost layer of the printed multilayer polymeric film;
one or more non-photochromic layers each comprising a non-aqueous, solvent-based ink composition having one or more non-photochromic inks that are at least partially transparent to ultraviolet radiation;
one or more photochromic layers each comprising a water-based ink composition having one or more photochromic inks that undergo a color change upon exposure to ultraviolet radiation;
a resin layer; and
a base substrate,
wherein the resin layer is located between the base substrate and at least one of the one or more photochromic layers and the one or more photochromic layers are between the flexible polymeric film layer and the base substrate, and
wherein at least a portion of the one or more non-photochromic layers are located between the flexible polymeric film layer and at least a portion of the one or more photochromic layers.

US Pat. No. 10,479,576

RECLOSEABLE PACKAGE, RECLOSEABLE PACKAGING METHOD, AND METHOD OF USING RECLOSEABLE PACKAGE

Inteplast Group Corporati...

1. A package for storing perishable goods comprising first and second film sheets having respective interior and exterior surfaces and perimeter edge margins, the first and second sheets being sealed together along the perimeter edge margins such that a portion of the interior surface of the first sheet and a portion of the interior surface of the second sheet define an interior of the package for receiving the perishable goods, the package being selectively openable by forming an opening in at least one of the first and second sheets and at least the first sheet having an inner layer defining the interior surface of the first sheet and comprising a polyethylene and a tack agent, at least some of the tack agent having migrated through the polyethylene to the interior surface of the first sheet along substantially an entirety of the portion of the interior surface of the first sheet defining the interior of the package to provide tackiness to the portion of the interior surface of the first sheet configured to temporarily adhere to the first sheet to the second sheet to reseal the package when the portion of the interior surface of the first sheet is pressed against the portion of interior surface of the second sheet after the package has been opened and the tackiness being configured to limit adhesion between the interior surface of the first sheet and said perishable goods such that the perishable goods in direct contact with the interior surface of the first sheet can be non-destructively separated therefrom and withdrawn from the package when the package is open.

US Pat. No. 10,479,555

DEVICE FOR ADJUSTING THE CAPACITY OF A BEVERAGE CUP

Jae-su Lee, Seoul (KR)

1. A device for adjusting the capacity of a beverage cup, comprising:an insertion unit having at least a volume smaller than an interior volume of a cup and a shape in which a lower end portion of the insertion unit comes in contact with a bottom portion of the cup when inserted into the cup, the insertion unit comprising a first magnet sealed in a bottom portion of the insertion unit; and
an outer fixed unit configured to be placed under the cup, the outer fixed unit comprising a second magnet sealed in the upper portion of the outer fixed unit for interacting with the first magnet of the insertion unit and securing the insertion unit to the cup by a magnetic force between the magnets.

US Pat. No. 10,479,551

END CLOSURE WITH DOUBLE ANTI-MISSILE SCORE

BALL CORPORATION, Broomf...

1. A method of forming a metallic end closure with an anti-missile feature, comprising:providing a blank metallic material;
forming an end closure comprising a peripheral curl, a central panel, and a countersink positioned therebetween;
forming a first score line on said central panel, wherein said first score line substantially defines a tear panel;
providing a tool with at least one shaped feature disposed on a distal end of said tool;
pressing said tool into at least one of said central panel and said tear panel such that said at least one shaped feature contacts said at least one of said central panel and said tear panel at a location proximate said first score line to form a first anti-missile feature positioned proximate a second anti-missile feature in said end closure, wherein said first and second anti-missile features have a shallower depth than said first score line, and wherein said first anti-missile feature and said second anti-missile feature are disposed on said tear panel and oriented substantially parallel to each other; and
interconnecting a pull tab to said central panel of said end closure, wherein a nose of said pull tab is positioned over said tear panel to facilitate opening of said end closure when a downward force is applied to said tear panel with said nose of said pull tab.

US Pat. No. 10,479,548

PAPER INNER CONTAINER FOR HOLDING LIQUID REFILL CONTENTS

NIPPON PAPER INDUSTRIES C...

1. A paper inner container for storage of a refilling liquid content, which has a suction port that is formed in an upper surface thereof and allows insertion of a suction tube of a pump configured to pump up a liquid content and to dispense the liquid content to an outside of the paper inner container,the paper inner container being made of a paper material having a thermoplastic resin laminated on both of its surfaces, and comprising:
four body panels, which form a body having a square tubular shape by coupling an edge of one of the four body panels to a vertical direction sealing panel; and
a pair of upper-surface forming panels and a pair of side panels, which are continuously provided on upper edges of the four body panels to form the upper surface of the paper inner container,
wherein the pair of upper-surface forming panels face each other and overlap in a vertical direction of the paper inner container,
wherein the pair of side panels are positioned between the pair of upper-surface forming panels to face each other and are folded up outwardly from the pair of upper-surface forming panels while also overlapping the pair of upper-surface forming panels,
wherein the pair of upper-surface forming panels have holes, which are formed at centers of the pair of upper-surface forming panels to serve as the suction port,
wherein one of the holes, which is formed in at least a lower upper-surface forming panel of the pair of upper-surface forming panels, is sealed by a tearable film, and
wherein a periphery of the lower upper-surface forming panel of the pair of upper-surface forming panels, an upper upper-surface forming panel of the pair of upper-surface forming panels, and the pair of side panels are bonded to each other to seal the paper inner container.