US Pat. No. 10,363,796

CONTROL MODULE ACTIVATION OF VEHICLES IN A KEY-OFF STATE

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A system comprising:a vehicle at a location in a key-off state including:
a battery;
a communication module; and
an infotainment unit to activate and present media responsive to the communication module receiving an activation signal; and
a remote processor to:
determine a charge level of the battery;
identify a parking duration for the location; and
send the activation signal responsive to the charge level being greater than a threshold associated with the parking duration.

US Pat. No. 10,363,795

CHILLER-ACCUMULATOR SYSTEM FOR AN ENGINE WITH A FORCED INDUCTION SYSTEM

FCA US LLC, Auburn Hills...

1. A chiller system for a vehicle engine having a forced induction arrangement, the chiller system comprising:an intercooler configured to cool compressed charge air received from a turbocharger or a supercharger;
a low temperature cooling circuit fluidly coupled to the intercooler, the low temperature cooling circuit circulating a coolant to provide cooling to the intercooler and including a low temperature radiator configured to cool the coolant, a chiller-accumulator loop having a combined chiller-accumulator, a chiller bypass line bypassing the chiller-accumulator, and a charging valve configured to selectively provide coolant to at least one of the chiller-accumulator loop and the chiller bypass line; and
an air conditioner circuit circulating a refrigerant and having a primary circuit and a bypass circuit, the primary circuit being separate from the low temperature cooling circuit and including a compressor, a condenser, and an evaporator, the bypass circuit including a conduit that bypasses the evaporator, and a chiller shut off valve configured to selectively prevent refrigerant from flowing through the bypass circuit;
wherein the chiller-accumulator is thermally coupled to the chiller-accumulator loop and the bypass circuit;
wherein the chiller shut off valve is configured to be controlled to be selectively opened to provide refrigerant to the chiller-accumulator to further cool the coolant in the chiller-accumulator loop after the coolant is cooled by the low temperature radiator, thereby providing increased cooling to the intercooler and the compressed charge air to increase engine performance.

US Pat. No. 10,363,794

AIR CONDITIONING CONTROL METHOD FOR VEHICLE

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A method for optimally controlling an air-conditioning system of a vehicle, the method comprising:determining a heater heat quantity for each operation amount of an air-conditioning blower after an engine of the vehicle is started under a maximum heating condition of the air-conditioning system and the air-conditioning system is turned on according to current vehicle state information and air-conditioning information;
determining a lost heat quantity discharged outside the vehicle during a current air-conditioning mode, the lost heat quantity being determined for each operation amount of the air-conditioning blower;
determining an effective heating energy for each operation amount of the air-conditioning blower by calculating a difference between the heater heat quantity for each operation amount of the air-conditioning blower and the lost heat quantity for each operation amount of the air-conditioning blower;
calculating the optimum operation amount of the air-conditioning blower where a maximum amount of the effective heating energy is obtained for each operation amount of the air-conditioning blower; and
controlling operation of the air-conditioning blower according to the determined optimum operation amount.

US Pat. No. 10,363,780

PNEUMATIC TIRE

SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIE...

1. A pneumatic tire comprisinga tread portion provided on each side of the tire equator with a crown circumferential groove, a shoulder circumferential groove disposed axially outside the crown circumferential groove, and shoulder lateral grooves extending between the shoulder circumferential groove and the adjacent tread edge,
the tread portion further provided with crown lateral grooves extending straight between the crown circumferential grooves,
said crown circumferential groove and said shoulder circumferential groove each being a zigzag groove made up of alternately arranged first groove segments and second groove segments,
wherein
each of the first groove segments has a crank shape made up of a shorter central part extending in a direction and two longer parts on both sides of the central part and extending in a different direction inclined with respect to the tire circumferential direction to one tire axial direction, and
each of the second groove segments has a straight shape inclined with respect to the tire circumferential direction to the other tire axial direction,whereina zigzag pitch length Ps of said shoulder circumferential groove is less than a zigzag pitch length Pc of said crown circumferential groove, wherein the zigzag pitch length is the total circumferential length of one first groove segment and one second groove segment,
both ends of each of the crown lateral grooves are respectively connected to one of the second groove segments of one of the crown circumferential grooves and one of the second groove segments of the other crown circumferential groove,
the second groove segments to which the crown lateral grooves are connected are inclined with respect to the tire axial direction to one tire circumferential direction, whereas the crown lateral grooves are inclined at an angle ?c with respect to the tire axial direction to the other tire circumferential direction,
the shoulder lateral grooves each extend at an angle ?s with respect to the tire axial direction which is less than the angle ?c of the crown lateral grooves, and
the number Ns of the shoulder lateral grooves on each side of the tire equator is more than the number Nc of the crown lateral grooves.

US Pat. No. 10,363,776

WHEEL ROTATED BY LOAD APPLIED TO AXLE REMAINING STATIONARY AT ECCENTRIC POSITION

1. A wheel rotated by a load applied to an axle mounted on a rotation body always remaining stationary at an eccentric position of the wheel spaced apart from the center of the wheel by a given distance, the wheel comprising: a plurality of pressure elastic bodies or leaf springs mounted on the inner periphery of an outer rim of the wheel to apply a given pressure to the outer periphery of the rotation body fitted to the axle to which the load is applied; a load frame connected to a fixed frame by means of a hinge shaft in such a manner as to be movable upward and downward; a power wheel mounted on the fixed frame in such a manner as to be fixedly mounted on the fixed frame to allow the wheel mounted on the axle mounted on the load frame to contactedly operate engagedly therewith; a pressure elastic body connected between the upper portion of the fixed frame and the load frame to allow the load applied to the axle rotatably mounted on the load frame to be kept applied by means of the elastic force generated therefrom; a tension elastic body connected between the lower portion of the fixed frame and the load frame to allow the load applied to the axle rotatably mounted on the load frame to be kept applied by means of the elastic force generated therefrom; and a control roller for allowing the center of the rotation body fitted to the axle to be spaced apart from the center of the wheel by the given distance, whereby the control roller controls the outer rim of the wheel to allow the center of the wheel to be spaced apart from the center of the rotation body by the given distance so that the axle always remains stationary at the eccentric position of the wheel and the drive shaft fixedly mounted on the power wheel engagedly operating with the wheel rotating by the load kept applied to axle mounted on the rotation body is driven.

US Pat. No. 10,363,773

ACCESSORY HOLDER FOR A PAINT TRAY CARRIER

1. An accessory holder in combination with a painting extension pole and a paint tray assembly in which the paint tray assembly includes (i) a paint tray having a perimeter wall arranged to be supported on a level supporting surface, a paint well supported within the perimeter wall, and a ramp supported within the perimeter wall so as to extend laterally away from the paint well at an upward slope, and (ii) a carrier releasably attached to the paint tray having a base engaged below a portion of the paint tray, a post extending upwardly from the base, and a clip secured to the post so as to clamp said portion of the paint tray between the clip and the base of the carrier, the accessory holder comprising:a first clip portion releasably clamped onto the post of the carrier;
a second clip portion releasably clamping the painting extension pole therein; and
an accessory hook extending laterally outwardly from the second clip portion having an open top end when the holder is supported on the post of the carrier;
the accessory hook comprising a base member extending horizontally outwardly from the second clip portion and a leg member extending vertically upwardly from the base member so as to define a rectangular shaped gap between the leg member and the second clip portion.

US Pat. No. 10,363,772

TURKEY FAN FAVORITE

1. A device for spreading a turkey's tail feathers in a fan-like display utilizing a four and three quarter inch wide and five and a half inches tall U shaped device used to fully hold open a turkey's tail feathers and attaching two rubber clips to the opposing outside quill at base of the feathers on opposite sides of the fan-like display, that are attached to the turkey's rear body mass and attaching a center clip to the turkey's center vertical feather quill at the base of middle feather to fully spread open and extend tail in a quality fan like position and using locking clips attached to the feather quills and remaining unseen from front of tail while utilizing a hole made into the device at the top center to hang on a wall.

US Pat. No. 10,363,770

APPARATUSES AND METHODS FOR PRINTED SECURITY FEATURES

Illinois Tool Works Inc.,...

1. A method comprising:printing an image to a target;
printing an image-wise security feature to a target with a clear material transferred from a mass transfer panel of a thermal transfer sheet, wherein the security feature is provided with a separate printing technique than the image and provides a visual effect that is distinct and distinguishable from the image; and
providing a uniform top coat above at least the image, wherein the target is disposed on a re-transferable film that comprises the top coat, and wherein the image and image-wise security features are printed to the re-transferable film.

US Pat. No. 10,363,767

METHOD FOR MARKING A FEATURE SUBSTANCE, SECURITY FEATURE, DOCUMENT OF VALUE AND METHOD FOR VERIFYING SAID DOCUMENT

1. A method for marking a feature substance, present in pulverized form, with at least one marker, with the feature substance being suitable for authentication of value documents, comprising the step of mixing the feature substance with a small quantity of the marker present in form of particles, the small quantity of the marker lying in a range of 0.1 to 10 wt. % based on a total weight of the marked feature substance, so that macroscopic detectability and identifiability of the feature substance is not influenced by the marker and the marker is detectable in a value document having a security feature containing the marked feature substance by means of a spatially resolving analytical method which is adapted to resolve down to a single-particle level;wherein the feature substance is a luminescent feature substance and the marker is a luminescent marker;
wherein an emission of the luminescent marker occurs in another spectral wavelength region compared to the emission of the marked luminescent feature substance, or
wherein the luminescent marker is excitable in another spectral wavelength region than the marked luminescent feature substance.

US Pat. No. 10,363,766

INFORMATION ITEM FORMING MACHINE WITH VISUAL INSPECTION UNIT AND METHOD FOR FORMING AND SORTING INFORMATIONAL ITEMS

1. An apparatus for forming and sorting informational items having product information printed thereon, the apparatus comprising:at least one folding unit to form a folded article from a sheet of paper having information printed thereon;
a conveyor belt to transport the folded article away from the folding unit;
a camera disposed adjacent the conveyor belt and downstream from the folding unit, the camera to capture an image of the folded article as the folded article passes by the camera on the conveyor belt;
a controller operatively coupled to the camera and to receive and process the image of the folded article to determine whether the folded article has a satisfactory configuration; and
a diverter assembly disposed adjacent to the conveyor belt and downstream from the camera, the diverter assembly operatively coupled to the controller to cause the folded article to move off of the conveyor belt in response to the controller determining that the configuration of the folded article fails to satisfy at least one predetermined criteria, wherein the diverter assembly comprises a pusher or piston disposed adjacent the conveyor belt to impact the folded article and eject the folded article from the conveyor belt.

US Pat. No. 10,363,763

COVER PIECE AND MEDIUM STORAGE CASSETTE

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A cover piece to be removably attached to a medium storage cassette including a medium storage section for storing a medium, and an operation unit provided in a recess and configured to lock and unlock the medium storage section to and from an apparatus main body, the cover piece comprising:a main portion configured to enter the recess in the medium storage cassette so as to cover the recess;
a sliding portion configured to slide so as to switch between a first state in which the sliding portion sticks out from the main portion and the main portion is locked to the recess, and a second state in which the main portion is unlocked and allowed to enter the recess and be removed from the recess; and
an opening for receiving a key member,
wherein the sliding portion switches the first state to the second state, when the key member is inserted in the opening,
wherein the key member unmovable from the opening, and the cover piece is detachable together with the key member from the recess, when the second state.

US Pat. No. 10,363,762

LIQUID EJECTING APPARATUS

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A liquid ejecting apparatus comprising:a liquid ejecting unit that ejects a liquid to a medium;
a main body in which the liquid ejecting unit is accommodated;
a liquid storage unit including at least one liquid container for storing the liquid and located on a front side of the apparatus;
an operation panel through which operations are inputted, the operation panel being located on the front side of the apparatus and configured to be retracted and pivoted upward; and
a stretchable medium output tray located on the front side of the apparatus, to receive the medium discharged,
wherein the liquid storage unit and the medium output tray are both protruding forward with respect to the operation panel, when the operation panel and the medium output tray are retracted in the main body,
wherein a front face of the liquid storage unit and a forward end portion of the medium output tray are flush with each other in a depth direction of the liquid ejecting apparatus, when the medium output tray is accommodated in the main body,
wherein the liquid container includes a liquid inlet port through which the liquid can be received from a liquid supply container, and
wherein the liquid inlet port is located between a front face of the liquid storage unit and a front face of the operation panel, in a depth direction of the apparatus, when the operation panel is retracted.

US Pat. No. 10,363,758

IMAGE RECORDING APPARATUS

Brother Kogyo Kabushiki K...

1. An image recording apparatus comprising:a roller pair configured to nip a sheet therebetween and transport the sheet in a transport direction;
a recording section provided downstream of a nip point of the roller pair in the transport direction and including nozzles that discharge ink droplets;
a support member provided below the recording section and having ribs configured to support a lower surface of the sheet, the ribs being arranged in a width direction orthogonal to the transport direction and spaced apart from each other in the width direction, each of the ribs protruding upwardly and extending in the transport direction; and
abutment portions provided downstream of the nip point in the transport direction and positioned between the ribs in the width direction, the abutment portions being elastically urged to press an upper surface of the sheet, and lower ends of the abutment portions being positioned lower than upper ends of the ribs,
wherein the support member has a center point in the width direction,
wherein the abutment portions includes a first abutment portion and a second abutment portion which is positioned further from the center point of the support member than the first abutment portion in the width direction, and
wherein an urging force urging the first abutment portion is greater than urging force urging the second abutment portion.

US Pat. No. 10,363,757

SHEET PROCESSING DEVICE AND IMAGE FORMING SYSTEM

RICOH COMPANY, LTD., Tok...

1. A sheet processing apparatus comprising:a pressing member configured to press a fold line formed in a sheet, the pressing member including:
an axis extending along a direction perpendicular to a conveying direction of the sheet,
a spiral shaped projection portion configured to contact with the fold line and to rotate about the axis, and
a contact portion comprising an impact absorbing member separate from the spiral shaped projection portion, adjacent to a portion of the spiral shaped projection portion, and configured to contact with the fold line, the contact portion extending from the spiral shaped projection portion toward an upstream side of a rotational direction of the pressing member,
wherein the spiral shaped projection portion presses the fold line at a contact position, and
wherein the contact position changes in the direction perpendicular to the conveying direction of the sheet in accordance with rotation of the spiral shaped projection portion in a single direction about the axis.

US Pat. No. 10,363,756

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DE-SKEWING SUBSTRATES AND LATERALLY REGISTERING IMAGES ON THE SUBSTRATES IN A PRINTER

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A printer comprising:a mechanical de-skewing device configured to identify only an amount of skew in an incoming substrate and to remove only the identified amount of skew from the incoming substrate to de-skew the substrate before the incoming substrate enters a print zone; and
an electronic lateral registration system configured to identify only a lateral position of the de-skewed substrate in the print zone and send image data only to inkjets that correspond to a width of the de-skewed substrate at the identified lateral position of the de-skewed substrate before the de-skewed substrate enters the print zone.

US Pat. No. 10,363,755

APPARATUS FOR AND METHOD OF PROCESSING BASE MATERIAL

SCREEN HOLDINGS CO., LTD....

1. A base material processing apparatus comprising:a transport mechanism for transporting an elongated strip-shaped base material in a longitudinal direction thereof along a transport path formed by a plurality of rollers;
a processing part for processing said base material in a processing position lying on said transport path;
a force detection part for detecting a force applied in an axial direction of a rotation shaft of a sensing roller, said sensing roller being at least one of said plurality of rollers;
a meandering prediction part for predicting meandering of said base material to output meandering prediction information, based on the force applied in the axial direction of the rotation shaft of said sensing roller; and
a meandering correction part for correcting a widthwise position of said base material relative to said processing part, based on said meandering prediction information.

US Pat. No. 10,363,754

INKJET PRINTING MACHINE

RISO KAGAKU CORPORATION, ...

1. An inkjet printing machine comprising:an inkjet head;
an ink cartridge that is disposed at a position lower than that of the inkjet head, and holds ink therein;
an ink route that connects the ink cartridge to the inkjet head;
a branch route with one end connected to a branching point on the ink route and the other end connected to a joining point on the ink route, the joining point being on an inkjet head side viewed from the branching point;
a pump that is disposed on the branch route, and used to send ink from the ink cartridge to the inkjet head;
a valve that is disposed on a direct route which is a route between the branching point and the joining point, and opens and closes a channel for a fluid within the direct route; and
a controller configured
(i) to close the valve and drive the pump in initial filling of the inkjet head with ink,
(ii) to stop the pump and open the valve on or after a time point when a tip of ink introduced into the ink route reaches a prescribed position on an inkjet head side viewed from the joining point,
(iii) to close the valve after the ink in the ink route flows backward to move the air in the direct route into the ink cartridge, and
(iv) to drive the pump to fill the inkjet head with ink.

US Pat. No. 10,363,753

LIQUID EJECTING APPARATUSES

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A liquid ejecting apparatus comprising:a liquid ejecting head that ejects liquid; and
a supply device that supplies the liquid from a liquid supply source to the liquid ejecting head, the supply device including:
a first liquid supplying flow path that supplies the liquid toward the liquid ejecting head;
a pump that is provided in the first liquid supplying flow path and feeds the liquid to a downstream side where the liquid ejecting head is located;
a second liquid supplying flow path having one end connected to an upstream connecting portion located on an upstream side relative to the pump in the first liquid supplying flow path and the other end connected to a downstream connecting portion located on a downstream side relative to the pump, the second liquid supplying flow path together with the first liquid supplying flow path forms a circulation flow path in which the liquid circulates;
a pressure control valve disposed in the second liquid supplying flow path;
a buffer in which a volume of a storage chamber that stores the liquid varies by displacement of a flexible member; and
a pressure applying section that applies pressure to the flexible member from an outside of the storage chamber, wherein
the buffer is disposed at least one of a position on a downstream side relative to the pump in the first liquid supplying flow path and a position that is closer to the downstream connecting portion than the pressure control valve is in the second liquid supplying flow path, and
the pressure control valve opens when a pressure in the buffer becomes a predetermined pressure or higher.

US Pat. No. 10,363,752

LIQUID DISCHARGE APPARATUS AND LIQUID DISCHARGE METHOD

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A liquid discharge apparatus comprising:a liquid chamber fluidly communicating with a nozzle configured to discharge liquid through the nozzle;
a capacity change member configured to change a capacity of the liquid chamber;
an inflow path connected to the liquid chamber and configured to allow the liquid to be flown into the liquid chamber;
an outflow path connected to the liquid chamber and configured to allow the liquid to be flown out from the liquid chamber;
a first flow-path resistance change member configured to change a flow-path resistance of the inflow path;
a second flow-path resistance change member configured to change a flow-path resistance of the outflow path; and
a controller configured to control the capacity change member, the first flow-path resistance change member, and the second flow-path resistance change member,
wherein the controller is configured to perform a first operation in which the flow-path resistance of the outflow path is larger than the flow-path resistance of the inflow path while the flow-path resistance of the inflow path and the flow-path resistance of the outflow path increase by controlling the first flow-path resistance change member and the second flow-path resistance change member, and the capacity of the liquid chamber increases by controlling the capacity change member so as to fill the liquid in the liquid chamber, and
after the controller performs the first operation, the controller is configured to perform a second operation in which the flow-path resistance of the outflow path remains increased and the flow-path resistance of the inflow path increases by controlling the first flow-path resistance change member and the second flow-path resistance change member, and the capacity of the liquid chamber decreases by controlling the capacity change portion so as to discharge the liquid from the nozzle.

US Pat. No. 10,363,751

INKJET RECORDING APPARATUS CAPABLE OF PERFORMING INQUIRY PROCESS TO INQUIRE WHETHER INK HAS BEEN INJECTED INTO INK CHAMBER

BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI K...

1. An inkjet recording apparatus comprising:a tank having a set of an ink chamber and an inlet;
a recording assembly including a recording head and configured to eject the ink stored in the ink chamber to record an image on a sheet;
a cover movable between a covering position covering the inlet to restrict ink from being injected into the ink chamber through the inlet and an exposing position exposing the inlet to an outside to allow ink to be injected into the ink chamber through the inlet;
a cover sensor configured to detect a position of the cover;
a memory configured to store:
a first threshold value; and
a count value updated in a direction approaching the first threshold value in accordance with ejection of the ink from the recording assembly;
a display;
an operation interface; and
a controller configured to control the recording head and the display,
the controller being configured to:
perform, in response to the detection through the cover sensor that the cover has been moved to the exposing position and then moved to the covering position, a first determination process to determine whether a quantity of the ink stored in the ink chamber at a time the cover is moved to the exposing position is less than a residual ink threshold;
perform, in response to the determination in the first determination process that the quantity of the ink stored in the ink chamber is not less than the residual ink threshold, a second determination process to determine whether an exposing time during which the cover has been in the exposing position is not less than a first time period;
perform, based on the determination in the second determination process that the exposing time is not less than the first time period, an inquiry process to display an inquiry screen on the display and to receive one of a first operation and a second operation through the operation interface, the inquiry screen inquiring whether ink has been injected into the ink chamber;
perform, based on the determination in the first determination process that the quantity of the ink stored in the ink chamber is less than the residual ink threshold, the inquiry process without performing the second determination process; and
perform, in response to the receipt of the first operation in the inquiry process, an initialization process to initialize the count value.

US Pat. No. 10,363,750

PRINTING-FLUID CARTRIDGE INCLUDING PROTRUSION AND INTERFACE

BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI K...

1. A printing fluid cartridge comprising:a storage chamber configured to store printing fluid;
a supply portion including a supply hole through which the printing fluid is configured to flow out of the storage chamber in a frontward direction crossing a gravitational direction in an upright posture;
a front surface at which the supply portion is provided;
a rear surface away from the front surface in a rearward direction opposite to the frontward direction in the upright posture, the storage chamber being positioned between the front surface and the rear surface;
an upper surface disposed upward relative to the storage chamber and facing upward opposite to the gravitational direction in the upright posture;
a locking surface disposed at the upper surface and facing rearward;
one protrusion positioned at the upper surface and having a detection surface extending in the frontward direction, the one protrusion having one specific portion;
an electrical interface disposed at the upper surface, the locking surface, the electrical interface, and the one protrusion being arranged in a recited order in the frontward direction in the upright posture, the one protrusion, the electrical interface, and the locking surface being arranged upward in a recited order in the upright posture; and
another protrusion positioned at the upper surface and disposed rearward relative to the electrical interface,
the another protrusion having another specific portion, the one protrusion and the another protrusion defining a plurality of imaginary planes each of which passes through the one protrusion and the another protrusion, each of the plurality of imaginary planes extending in a widthwise direction perpendicular to the gravitational direction and the frontward direction in the upright posture,
the plurality of imaginary planes including a specific imaginary plane defined by the one specific portion and the another specific portion, the specific imaginary plane being positioned higher than any other imaginary plane between the one protrusion and the another protrusion,
an entire part of the electrical interface being positioned downward relative to the specific imaginary plane in the gravitational direction in the upright posture such that a gap is formed between the entire part of the electrical interface and the specific imaginary plane.

US Pat. No. 10,363,743

LIQUID EJECTING HEAD HAVING NOZZLE WITH ELECTROSTATIC PROPENSITY

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A liquid ejecting head comprising:a nozzle plate that includes a nozzle forming surface to which a nozzle section through which liquid is ejected is open, the nozzle section forming a hole through the nozzle plate to allow the liquid to be ejected,
wherein an electrostatic propensity of the nozzle section due to contact with the liquid is lower than an electrostatic propensity of the nozzle forming surface due to contact with the liquid,
wherein the nozzle section includes a first region on an upstream side within the nozzle plate and a second region on a downstream side within the nozzle plate in an ejection direction of the liquid, the first region having a larger cross section than the second region,
wherein both a liquid repellent film containing fluorine and a base film extend from the nozzle forming surface into the nozzle section of the nozzle plate such that an amount of fluorine per unit area decreases in an order of the nozzle forming surface, the second region, and the first region, and
wherein the base film extends further into the nozzle section of the nozzle plate than the liquid repellent film and also extends only partially through the nozzle section.

US Pat. No. 10,363,742

LIQUID EJECTING APPARATUS

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A liquid ejecting apparatus comprising:a liquid ejecting head which ejects liquid from nozzles; and
a liquid supply path which includes a liquid flow path unit and supplies the liquid to the liquid ejecting head;
wherein the flow path unit includes a liquid chamber partly formed by a flexible member, a displacing member connected to the flexible member and displaced with the flexible member, a guide portion guiding the displacing member in a displacing direction of the flexible member, and a displacement detecting unit which detects a displacement of the flexible member,
wherein the displacing member includes a first guided portion which protrudes inside the liquid chamber along the displacing direction and a second guided portion which protrudes on a side opposite to the liquid chamber,
wherein the guide portion guides the first guided portion of the displacing member,
wherein the displacement detecting unit detects the displacement of the flexible member by detecting a displacement of the second guided portion, and
wherein the flexible member closes the liquid supply path when the flexible member is displaced in a direction in which a volume of the liquid chamber is reduced.

US Pat. No. 10,363,738

LIQUID EJECTING DEVICE, HEAD UNIT, AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING LIQUID EJECTING DEVICE

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A liquid ejecting device comprising:an ejecting section that comprises a piezoelectric element that is displaced corresponding to a change in potential of a drive signal, a pressure chamber that changes in internal volume corresponding to the displacement of the piezoelectric element, and a nozzle that communicates with the pressure chamber, and can eject a liquid contained in the pressure chamber corresponding to a change in the internal volume of the pressure chamber; and
a detection section that can detect residual vibrations produced by the ejecting section after the piezoelectric element has been displaced,
the detection section detecting the residual vibrations produced by the ejecting section in either or both of a first period and a second period and in a third period when the drive signal having a drive waveform is supplied to the piezoelectric element, the drive waveform being set to a first potential in the first period, set to a second potential in the second period that follows the first period, and set to a third potential in the third period that follows the second period,
the internal volume of the pressure chamber in the second period being smaller than the internal volume of the pressure chamber in the first period, and
the internal volume of the pressure chamber in the third period being larger than the internal volume of the pressure chamber in the second period.

US Pat. No. 10,363,737

LIQUID EJECTING HEAD WITH CONNECTION MECHANISM FOR A FLEXIBLE CIRCUIT AND CIRCUIT BOARD

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A liquid ejecting head comprising:a pair of connectors configured to connect to each other;
a flexible circuit on which one of the connectors is mounted;
a circuit board on which another one of the connectors is mounted;
a driver element that generates a driving force for ejecting liquid from a nozzle in response to an electric signal that is supplied from the flexible circuit to the circuit board via the pair of connectors; and
a locking mechanism that is configured to take (i) a first state in which connection between the flexible circuit and the circuit board is locked while the pair of connectors are connected, and (ii) a second state in which connection between the flexible circuit and the circuit board is not locked while the pair of connectors are connected.

US Pat. No. 10,363,584

METHODS FOR REMOVING BARRIER COATINGS, BONDCOAT AND OXIDE LAYERS FROM CERAMIC MATRIX COMPOSITES

General Electric Company,...

1. A method of removing a bond coat from an article, the article comprising a ceramic matrix composite substrate and a bond coat comprising elemental silicon and silica disposed on the ceramic matrix composite substrate, said method comprising: contacting the article with a solution comprising at least 5 weight percent of at least one hydroxide for a sufficient time necessary for said at least one hydroxide to react with the bond coat and remove the bond coat from said ceramic matrix composite substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,363,518

SYSTEMS AND METHODS TO DEBOTTLENECK AN INTEGRATED OIL AND GAS PROCESSING PLANT WITH SOUR GAS INJECTION

CHEVRON U.S.A. INC., San...

1. A system for increasing oil production in an integrated oil and gas production plant including hydrogen sulfide removal and sour-gas injection, comprising:a. a series of a first, second and third oil-gas separators in sequence for separating an oil-gas mixture into oil and gas phases at decreasing pressures;
b. a crude stabilizer for receiving an oil phase from the third oil-gas separator and forming a stabilized crude and an overhead gas stream;
c. a low-pressure compressor for compressing the overhead gas stream combined with the gas phase from the third oil-gas separator to form a medium pressure stream;
d. a first hydrogen sulfide-selective membrane to remove hydrogen sulfide from the medium pressure stream combined with the gas phase from the second oil-gas separator to form a first permeate stream enriched in hydrogen sulfide and a first retentate stream depleted in hydrogen sulfide and enriched in hydrocarbon gases;
e. a medium-pressure amine unit for removing hydrogen sulfide from the first retentate stream to form a medium pressure stream depleted in H2S and a low-pressure acid-gas stream enriched in H2S;
f. a medium-pressure compressor for compressing the medium pressure stream depleted in H2S to form a high-pressure stream;
g. a high-pressure amine unit for removing hydrogen sulfide from the high-pressure stream combined with the gas phase from the first oil-gas separator to form a sweet gas stream depleted in H2S and a low-pressure acid stream enriched in H2S;
h. a Claus unit for generating sulfur from the acid-gas streams enriched in H2S that are generated from the medium-pressure and high-pressure amine plants;
i. a permeate compressor for compressing the first permeate stream to form a compressed first permeate stream, and
j. piping for delivering the compressed first permeate stream to a plant comprising a sour gas injection unit for injecting the compressed first permeate stream into a subterranean formation.

US Pat. No. 10,363,453

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MONITORING ATHLETIC AND PHYSIOLOGICAL PERFORMANCE

New Balance Athletics, In...

1. A system for monitoring athletic performance and physiological characteristics of a user, the system comprising:(a) a first sensing unit adapted to monitor at least one performance characteristic of the user, the first sensing unit adapted to be attachable to a shoe of the user and comprising:
at least one motion sensor adapted to gather motion data relating to a movement of a foot of the user;
a first processor for processing the motion data to determine the at least one performance characteristic of the user, wherein the processor is adapted to:
(i) process angular velocity data from the motion sensor to determine a processed value indicative of a first performance characteristic of the user, the first performance characteristic comprising a foot strike location of the foot of the user upon striking a ground surface;
(ii) compare the processed value to a range of predetermined comparison values, the range of predetermined comparison values comprising a first range of values indicative of a heel strike, a second range of values indicative of a midfoot strike, and a third range of values indicative of a forefoot strike; and
(iii) determine, based on the comparison, the first performance characteristic;
a periodic trigger adapted to initiate and terminate processing of angular velocity data by the processor during a window of time corresponding to a portion of a foot strike event; and
a transmitter for transmitting a first data package representative of the first performance characteristic to a remote receiver, wherein the first data package comprises an indication of which of the heel strike, the midfoot strike, and the forefoot strike has occurred; and
(b) a second sensing unit adapted to monitor a plurality of physiological metrics of the user, the second sensing unit adapted to be at least one of incorporated into an item of apparel of the user and attached to a portion of the user and comprising:
a first physiological sensor adapted to gather first physiological data relating to at least one function of a heart of the user;
a second physiological sensor adapted to gather second physiological data relating to at least one of a temperature and a perspiration level of the user;
a second processor for processing the first physiological data and the second physiological data to determine at least one physiological characteristic of the user; and
a transmitter for transmitting a second data package representative of the at least one physiological characteristic to the remote receiver;
wherein the remote receiver is adapted to identify a relationship between the at least one performance characteristic and the at least one physiological characteristic.

US Pat. No. 10,363,420

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR RESTORING COGNITIVE FUNCTION

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVER...

1. A neuromodulation system for enhancing a patient's memory, comprising:a plurality of high-density sub-cortical electrode arrays implantable in at least one of a hippocampus and an entorhinal region of the patient;
a skull-mounted implantable electronics package coupled to the plurality of high-density sub-cortical electrode arrays, the electronics package including one or more processors and memory storing one or more programs for execution by the one or more processors, wherein the one or more programs comprise instructions for:
delivering stimulation to the patient in which the electronics package has been implanted, including stimulating, via at least a subset of the plurality of electrode arrays, at least one of the hippocampus and the entorhinal regions of the patient;
concurrently collecting single-neuron and local field potential (LFP) recordings, from the patient via a plurality of channels located on the plurality of high-density sub-cortical electrode arrays; and
transmitting recordings data from the single-neuron and LFP recordings to an external electronic system;
the external electronic system wearable by the patient, and configured for:
embedding a cognitive computational model for memory enhancement;
updating the cognitive computational model based on the transmitted recordings; and
providing power and data telemetry to the implantable package, including providing stimulation instructions in accordance with the cognitive computational model.

US Pat. No. 10,363,329

DISINFECTION SYSTEM

The Boeing Company, Chic...

13. A method for disinfecting an area, the method comprising:determining whether a set of criteria for activation of a disinfection system to perform a disinfection process inside the area has been met;
activating the disinfection system to perform the disinfection process inside the area in response to a determination that the set of criteria has been met;
wherein the disinfection system comprises far ultraviolet radiation;
wherein the area is located within a vehicle; and
configuring a sensor system to determine whether pathogens and impurities are present in the area.

US Pat. No. 10,363,230

6-SHOGAOL DERIVATIVES AND ACTIVITIES THEREOF

North Carolina Agricultur...

1. A compound having a structure of the formula:
wherein:
m is an integer between 0 and 4;
R1 is —H, halogen, halogen-substituted C1-C4 alkoxy, —COOH, or halogen-substituted C1-C4 alkyl;
R2 is —H, halogen, —OH, halogen-substituted C1-C4 alkoxy, —COOH, or halogen-substituted C1-C4 alkyl; and
R3 and R4 are independently selected from the group consisting of —H, —OH, amino, C1-C4 alkyl, C1-C4 alkylamino, and C1-C4 alkoxy, subject to the proviso that (a) when R1 and R2 are each H, (i) R3 is selected from hydroxyl and C1-C4 alkoxy and R4 is selected from OH and C2-C4 alkoxy or (ii) R3 is C1-C4 alkoxy and R4 is selected from —OH and C1-C4 alkoxy; and (b) when R4 is —H, R3 is —H, R2 is —CF3, and R1 is —F;
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,363,200

TABLET SPLITTING APPARATUS

TOSHO, INC., Tokyo (JP)

1. A tablet splitting apparatus comprising:a guide having a groove passage for guiding a falling tablet;
a catcher for holding a tablet moving downward through the groove passage at a mid-portion of the groove passage; and
a splitting mechanism for splitting a tablet held by the catcher;
wherein the splitting mechanism comprises a pair of blades for splitting the tablet received by the catcher, and a pair of blade shifters that allow the blades to be attached thereto at predetermined positions,
a housing is further provided in which the guide, the catcher, and the splitting mechanism are accommodated,
the housing comprises an opening allowing the guide and the blades to move therethrough, and a support detachably fixing the guide at a supporting position in the housing,
the support and the guide each comprise a sliding portion for fixing the guide, and the support and the guide are in a slidable contact with each other at the sliding portions while the guide is supported at the supporting position,
the guide disposed at the supporting position is slid along the sliding portion of the support so as to be detachable from the supporting position through the opening,
the blades and the blade shifters each comprise a sliding portion at which each of the blades is attached to a corresponding one of the blade shifters or at which each of the blade shifters allows a corresponding one of the blades to be attached thereto, and the blades and the blade shifters are in a slidable contact with each other at the sliding portions for attaching the blades while the blades are attached to the respective predetermined positions, and
the blades attached to the respective predetermined positions of the blade shifters are slid along the sliding portions of the blade shifters so as to be detachable from the blade shifters through the opening.

US Pat. No. 10,363,199

SYRINGE ADAPTER

1. A syringe adapter for connecting a dosing syringe to a container for taking up a fluid comprising:a fluid delivery channel for creating a flow connection between the inside of the container and the inside of the dosing syringe,
at least one ventilation channel for creating an air connection between the inside of the container and the container surroundings,
wherein in at least one of the channels a non-return valve is arranged which in an open position enables the passage of media and in a closed position closes the channel,
wherein a main adapter body on the one hand and the at least one non-return valve on the other hand are made at least partly from different plastic materials,
wherein the at least one non-return valve comprises an anti-drip valve which is arranged in the fluid delivery channel, which opens with the application of negative pressure to a syringe-side end of the fluid delivery channel, and which otherwise closes, and
further comprising at least one additional non-return valve which comprises a normally closed ventilation valve which is arranged in the ventilation channel, and which opens with the application of negative pressure to a container-side end of the ventilation channel
wherein the anti-drip valve comprises a duckbill valve.

US Pat. No. 10,363,196

VIBRATOR APPARATUS FOR USE IN PHYSICAL TREATMENT

1. A vibrator apparatus in a vibration device for physical treatment usage comprising:a coil which is configured to rigidly attach to a member of the vibration device, the coil being configured to receive electric signals from a signal unit, and
a permanent magnet suspended by springy elements which are configured to attach to said member and is movable relative to the member,
wherein the coil and the permanent magnet are co-axially aligned, and wherein the permanent magnet is linearly and coaxially mutually movable relative to the coil between extreme positions being farthest away from the coil and between extreme positions being closest to the coil upon application of said electric signals to the coil, and
an actual distance of movement for the permanent magnet, relative to the coil, is less than axial length of the coil,
wherein the springy elements which provide tensioning and suspension of the permanent magnet relative to said member are provided by using a pair of springs located at a distance from a respective axial end portion of the permanent magnet, wherein a central part of each spring is configured to be rigidly connected to the member,
wherein from each central part there extends a spring material face which at its radially outer edge region is rigidly linked to said respective axial end portion of the permanent magnet, and
wherein the spring material face at its outer edge region is fixedly linked to the respective axial end portion of the permanent magnet at least at three locations having a space therebetween by respective spacers.

US Pat. No. 10,363,156

GASTRIC TUBES HAVING TETHERED PLUGS AND METHODS OF USE

Covidien LP, Mansfield, ...

1. A gastric tube for use in a bariatric procedure, the gastric tube comprising:an elongate tube having a proximal end portion and a distal end portion, the elongate tube defining a lumen along a length thereof, the proximal end portion defining an opening in communication with the lumen, the elongate tube including:
a blunt tip formed on the distal end portion; and
an outer surface that extends between the proximal and distal end portions and defines a side opening in communication with the lumen, the side opening configured and dimensioned for at least one of aspiration or irrigation;
a balloon supported on the elongate tube and configured to receive an inflation medium to inflate the balloon; and
a cannulated plug coupled to the elongate tube, the cannulated plug including:
a proximal end configured for connection to a vacuum source; and
a distal end configured for removable receipt in the opening of the proximal end portion of the elongate tube to control a flow of one of aspiration or irrigation through the lumen, wherein the cannulated plug tapers between the proximal end and the distal end thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,363,154

STENT DESIGNS FOR USE WITH ONE OR MORE TRIGGER WIRES

Cook Medical Technologies...

1. A prosthesis comprising:a graft having a first end, a second end, a first edge at the first end, and a second edge at the second end, each of the first and second graft edges at the ends of the graft;
an expandable stent attached to the graft at one of the ends of the graft, and having a first end, a second end, and a plurality of apices at the second end, each apex having a surface;
a suture bore disposed through the surface of each of the plurality of apices of the second end of the stent, the suture bore disposed inwardly of an edge of the graft;
an imaging bore disposed through the surface of each of the plurality of apices of the second end of the stent, the imaging bore disposed directly axially adjacent the suture bore;
an imaging element disposed in each imaging bore;
wherein each imaging element is aligned with one of the first and second edges of the graft such that the location of the imaging element corresponds with the edge of the graft with which it is aligned and provides exact imaging of the edge of the graft.

US Pat. No. 10,363,152

HELICAL HYBRID STENT

Medinol Ltd., Tel Aviv (...

1. A stent comprising:a helical main stent component having a tubular structure extending from a first end to a second end, the helical main stent component having a first side band and a second side band, wherein the first and second side bands are coextensive and wherein each of the first side band and the second side band has an undulating pattern and forms a plurality of helical windings;
a polymer material interconnecting the plurality of the helical windings, wherein the polymer material extends in gaps between the plurality of helical windings; and
a drug included with at least one of the group consisting of the helical main stent component and the polymer material.

US Pat. No. 10,363,114

AIMING AND STATUS INDICATOR SYSTEM FOR SURGICAL LIGHTHEADS AND CAMERAS

American Sterilizer Compa...

1. A lighting system, comprising:a support assembly;
a control unit for controlling operation of the lighting system; and
an accessory device mounted to the support assembly, the accessory device having an aiming and status indicator system comprising a plurality of marker lights mounted to the accessory device, each marker light providing a respective marker indicator beam aimed onto a work area to provide a respective marker indicator pattern on the work area, wherein the marker indicator patterns simultaneously indicate: (i) a geometric center that corresponds to a boresight of the accessory device for aiming the accessory device; and (ii) an operating condition.

US Pat. No. 10,363,113

ADJUSTABLE CONTAINMENT SHIELD

1. An adjustable containment shield operable to mount on an output housing of a surgical instrument, the containment shield comprising:a substantially transparent body including:
a distal face;
a proximal face opposite the distal face;
a generally consistent thickness defined between the distal face and the proximal face such that the body is pliable and resilient;
a mounting hole defined in the body and operable to engage the output housing of the surgical instrument;
a plurality of folds configured to allow the containment shield to move from a retracted position to an expanded position;
the body further comprises an outer edge and a plurality of facets defined on the proximal face, each facet bounded by respective folds and the outer edge;
at least one facet is configured to pivot relative to the mounting hole such that the containment shield moves from the retracted position to the expanded position; and
when mounted on the output housing of the surgical instrument, the distal face is at an acute angle with respect to a longitudinal axis through the mounting hole and facing toward a patient engagement end of the surgical instrument while the proximal face is at an obtuse angle with respect to the longitudinal axis and facing toward a housing side of the surgical instrument.

US Pat. No. 10,363,105

VIBRATION ACTUATOR SUITABLE FOR USE IN MAGNETIC FIELD ENVIRONMENT AND MEDICAL SYSTEM

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A vibration actuator in which a vibration element and a driven element are in contact with each other, with relative movement being effected between the driven element and the vibration element,the vibration element comprising:
an elastic body of which a main ingredient comprises a material which is electrically insulating, dielectric, or semi-conductive, said elastic body being in contact with the driven element; and
an electromechanical energy conversion element that is joined to said elastic body, said electromechanical energy conversion element comprising:
a piezoelectric body;
a first electrode that is provided on a surface of said piezoelectric body, through which surface said piezoelectric body is joined to said elastic body, said first electrode having a first gap to form an open loop structure;
at least two second electrodes that are provided in a manner opposed to said first electrode via said piezoelectric body;
at least one third electrode that is provided in a manner opposed to said first electrode via said piezoelectric body; and
at least one conduction path that electrically connects said first electrode and said at least one third electrode,
wherein a second gap is formed between said at least two second electrodes, and
wherein when viewed in a direction along which the vibration element is pressed against the driven element, a width of the first gap is narrower than a width of the second gap.

US Pat. No. 10,363,084

INTERDIGITATION OF WAVEFORMS FOR DUAL-OUTPUT ELECTROSURGICAL GENERATORS

COVIDIEN LP, Mansfield, ...

1. An electrosurgical generator, comprising:a power supply configured to output DC energy;
a plurality of RF amplifiers coupled to the power supply, each of the plurality of RF amplifiers being configured to convert DC energy from the power supply into an RF waveform, thereby generating a plurality of RF waveforms;
a plurality of pairs of output terminals, each pair including an active terminal and a return terminal, each of the pairs of output terminals is independently connected to one of the plurality of RF amplifiers and is configured to independently connect to an electrosurgical instrument of a plurality of electrosurgical instruments; and
a controller coupled to the power supply and the plurality of RF amplifiers and configured to control the plurality of RF amplifiers to interdigitate the RF waveforms generated by the plurality of RF amplifiers.

US Pat. No. 10,363,068

INSTRUMENT FOR PERCUTANEOUSLY DELIVERING A PERCUTANEOUS REVISION IMPLANT

Warsaw Orthopedic, Inc., ...

14. A delivery instrument comprising:a monolithic outer sleeve comprising an inner surface defining a passageway, the outer sleeve having a pair of hinge pins extending outwardly from an outer surface of the outer sleeve;
an inner shaft disposed in the passageway such that an outer surface of the inner shaft is engageable with the inner surface, a distal end of the inner shaft comprising a threaded portion; and
a translator comprising a cylindrical wall defining a cavity, the outer sleeve being disposed in the cavity, the translator comprising first and second extension pieces extending from the cylindrical wall, the cylindrical wall having a pair of apertures, the hinge pins each being disposed in one of the apertures such that the translator is pivotable relative to the outer sleeve about the hinge pins.

US Pat. No. 10,363,033

ROBOTICALLY-CONTROLLED SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS

Ethicon LLC, Guaynabo, P...

1. A surgical instrument for use with a robotic surgical system including a drive assembly, said surgical instrument comprising:a mounting portion configured to be attached to the robotic surgical system;
a shaft extending from said mounting portion;
an end effector extending from said shaft;
a first transmission comprising a first drive element configured to be driven by the drive assembly to apply a first control motion to said end effector; and
a second transmission, comprising:
a second drive element configured to be driven by the drive assembly to apply a second control motion to said end effector when said second drive element is in a first position and to apply a third control motion to said end effector when said second drive element is in a second position; and
a shifting element configured to operably interface with said second drive element, wherein said shifting element is configured to selectively switch said second drive element between said first position and said second position, and wherein said first transmission and said second transmission are operable independent of each other.

US Pat. No. 10,363,005

METHOD AND X-RAY APPARATUS FOR INTERFEROMETRIC 2D X-RAY IMAGING

Siemens Healthcare GmbH, ...

1. A method for interferometric 2D x-ray imaging with a Talbot-Lau interferometer, which comprises the steps of:using the Talbot-Lau interferometer having at least one phase grating and an analysis grating for producing 2D images of an object to be examined using a phase stepping method;
producing an interference pattern with a period at intervals by the phase grating in accordance with a Lau condition, the interference pattern being read in temporal succession as readout data with an aid of the analysis grating and a pixelated detector disposed downstream in a beam direction at at least three phase positions within at least one period of the interference pattern;
producing a readout data record from the readout data for each readout time and phase position and a readout interval data record is produced within a time interval;
carrying out a stepwise readout of the pixelated detector continuously at a multiplicity of the phase positions of the interference pattern;
extracting time sequences of readout interval data records which overlap in time from readout data records; and
calculating at least one result image data record from at least one of an absorption image, a phase-contrast image or a dark-field image from each of the readout interval data records.

US Pat. No. 10,362,959

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ASSESSING THE PROXIMITY OF AN ELECTRODE TO TISSUE IN A BODY

St. Jude Medical, Atrial ...

1. A system for assessing the proximity of an electrode to a tissue in a body, comprising:a tissue sensing circuit configured to resolve a detected impedance into first and second components of a complex impedance between said electrode and said tissue, said tissue sensing circuit including a tissue sensing signal source configured to generate an excitation signal to be applied to said tissue and a complex impedance sensor coupled to said tissue sensing signal source and configured to measure a response signal and output said first and second components of said complex impedance; and
an electronic control unit (ECU) configured to execute a computer program for assessing said proximity that is configured to:
(i) acquire a plurality of values for said first and second components of said complex impedance from said tissue sensing circuit between said electrode and said tissue as said electrode moves in the body and to calculate a respective electrical coupling index (ECI) for each of said plurality of values of said first and second components of said complex impedance;
(ii) process plural values of said electrical coupling index to determine a respective proximity of said electrode to said tissue as said electrode moves in the body, wherein said ECU, based on said ECI, is configured to determine whether said electrode is deemed not to be in contact with said tissue with said electrode being no more than a predetermined distance from said tissue wherein said predetermined distance is a positive, non-zero distance, said ECU, based on said ECI, being further configured to determine whether said electrode is deemed not to be in contact with said tissue with said electrode being beyond said predetermined distance from said tissue
said ECU being further configured to generate a signal representative of an indicator of proximity between said electrode and said tissue and to transmit said generated signal to at least one of (i) an application and (ii) a device other than said tissue sensing circuit and said proximity assessing program, for control of said at least one of said application and said device.

US Pat. No. 10,362,928

IMAGE PROCESSING APPARATUS AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD

FUJIFILM Corporation, Mi...

1. An image processing apparatus, comprising:an image signal acquisition unit that acquires an image signal obtained by imaging an observation target in a living body;
an original image generation unit that generates an original image in which the observation target is drawn in color based on the image signal;
a reduced original image generation unit that generates a reduced original image by performing processing for reducing at least one of a color or a contrast on the original image;
a structure region image generation unit that generates a structure region image in which one or more structure regions are extracted from the acquired image signal;
a feature amount calculation unit that calculates a shape feature amount of the structure region based on the structure region image;
a color assignment unit that assigns a color corresponding to the feature amount to the structure region; and
an image combining unit that generates a composite image by superimposing the reduced original image and the structure region image subjected to the color assignment,
wherein the structure region image generation unit generates a first structure region image showing a first structure region and a second structure region image showing a second structure region,
wherein the reduced original image generation unit generates a first reduced original image and a second reduced original image, and
wherein the image combining unit generates, as the composite image, a first composite image obtained by combining the first structure region image and the first reduced original image and a second composite image obtained by combining the second structure region image and the second reduced original image.

US Pat. No. 10,362,911

SURFACE CLEANING APPARATUS

Omachron Intellectual Pro...

1. A surface cleaning apparatus comprising:(a) a hand vacuum cleaner comprising a suction motor and fan assembly and at least one energy storage member, the suction motor and fan assembly having a suction motor axis of rotation;
(b) a surface cleaning head having a front end, a rear end, a dirt air inlet and a cleaning head air outlet; and,
(c) a rigid air flow conduit extending between the cleaning head air outlet and a hand vacuum cleaner air inlet, the rigid air flow conduit having a longitudinally extending conduit axis, the rigid air flow conduit is moveable between a storage position and an in-use floor cleaning position in which the rigid air flow conduit extends at an angle to the vertical,
wherein at least one supplemental energy storage member is provided with the surface cleaning head or the rigid air flow conduit,
and wherein the hand vacuum cleaner is removably mounted to an upstream end of the rigid air flow conduit.

US Pat. No. 10,362,832

DECOUPLED FOOT STABILIZER SYSTEM

NIKE, Inc., Beaverton, O...

1. An article of footwear, comprising:an upper defining an interior and including a lower periphery;
a base portion including an outer periphery, wherein the lower periphery of upper is attached to the outer periphery of the base portion;
a sole structure engaged with the base portion;
a bootie disposed within the interior of the upper;
a plurality of strap members extending between the upper and the bootie and extending from the base portion toward a top of the upper; and
an attachment structure engaging the bootie and the plurality of strap members with the base portion, wherein the attachment structure includes an attachment area located inside the outer periphery of the base portion, and wherein the bootie and the plurality of strap members are decoupled from the outer periphery of the base portion at least along a lateral side and a medial side of a midfoot region of the article of footwear.

US Pat. No. 10,362,826

HAT AND HAT BRIM LENGTH ADJUSTING METHOD

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A hat, comprising a hat body and a hat brim, wherein the hat brim is retractable in length; the hat further comprises an adjustment unit and a detection unit; wherein the detection unit is configured to detect relations between a position of the sun and a position of a wearer's face in real time, so as to provide information for adjusting the length of the hat brim to the adjustment unit; andthe adjustment unit is configured to adjust the length of the hat brim according to the information provided by the detection unit,
the detection unit comprises a sun angle detector and a sun direction detector;
the sun direction detector is configured to detect directions of the sun relative to the wearer's face, including three cases in which the sun is in front of the wearer's face, right-above the wearer's face or in back of the wearer's face; and
when the sun is detected in front of the wearer's face, the sun angle detector is configured to detect an angle ? between a direction of a line connecting the position of the sun with a lower jaw of the wearer and a direction of an extension line of the hat brim,
the detection unit further comprises a calculation module and one or both of a ranging module and an information input module;
the ranging module is configured to measure a vertical length A of the wearer's face;
the information input module is configured to be used to input the vertical length A of the wearer's face; and
the calculation module is configured to calculate a length L of the hat brim at that time according to the angle ? and the vertical length A of the wearer's face as either measured by the ranging module or (ii) inputted by the information input module, wherein L=A×cot ?.

US Pat. No. 10,362,816

EXPANDABLE HEADBAND

1. An expandable headband comprising:an elongated, pleated, expandible cover having two opposing ends, a front edge and a rear edge;
means for securing the cover whereby the cover is adapted to rest atop a wearer's crown to form a headband;
an extendable support rod integral with the front edge of the cover that allows a wearer to grasp the front edge and expand the cover to form a visor;
an elongated channel on the front edge of said cover, said channel receiving said support rod;
a pair of buttons attached to said cover, each of said buttons having a central passageway aligned with said channel, a portion of said rod slidably received within each of said passageways to allow the rod to deploy and retract concomitant with expansion of the cover.

US Pat. No. 10,362,792

APPARATUS FOR STUFFING CONFECTIONS

1. An apparatus for stuffing a confection with a stuffing material, said apparatus comprising:a base member,
an enclosure connected to said base member having a hollow interior and disposed and dimensioned to receive a confection in the hollow interior,
a cap assembly disposed in a communicating relation with the hollow interior of said enclosure,
said cap assembly structured to retain the stuffing material therein, and
an injection member comprising an injection piston movable relative to said cap assembly in a driving relation to the stuffing material,
wherein the confection is positioned in the hollow interior, and the injection piston is moved towards the confection, through the cap assembly, forcing the stuffing material into the confection.

US Pat. No. 10,362,791

AIR DRYING PLANT AND METHOD FOR AIR DRYING CUT-UP FOOD

1. An air-drying plant for air drying cut-up food, includinga conveyor (10) for cut-up food (1) defining a conveying surface (11) and a conveyance direction
a plurality of blowing conduits (20) including blowing openings (21) channeling a treated airflow with a temperature comprised between 4° C. and 60° C. and a controlled humidity;
characterized in that:
the conveyor includes air treatment segments (12) the conveying surfaces (11) of which are facing and adjacent to said blowing openings (21) of at least one of said plurality of blowing conduits (20), said treated airflow being directed against said conveying surface (11) of the air treatment segments (12) at a speed of treatment, directly affecting the cut-up food (1) in a downward direction or in a upward direction through the conveyor, the conveyor being perforated;
the conveyor (10) also includes idle segments (13) intercalated between said air treatment segments (12), the conveying surface (11) of which is not facing the blowing openings (21), nor is it subjected to an airflow directed against said conveying surface (11), and
said drying plant comprising a plurality of said idle segments (13) intercalated between a plurality of air treatment segments (12) along the conveyance direction.

US Pat. No. 10,362,790

TRANSFER APPARATUS FOR DOUGH PIECES

1. A transfer apparatus for transferring a dough piece from a first processing station to a second processing station, comprising:a rotating dropping roller that is configured to release the dough piece from the first processing station, and
a scraper that is associated with the dropping roller and that is configured to support the dough piece released from the dropping roller, and
an oiling device that is associated with the dropping roller and that is configured to apply oil onto an outside surface of the dropping roller;
wherein the oiling device comprises at least one oiling pipe which extends at a distance parallel to the rotational axis of the dropping roller and which has oil outlet openings distributed across an axial length thereof; and
wherein the oiling pipe is arranged above the dropping roller with oil being delivered unpressurized via the oil outlet openings and dripping by gravity onto the dropping roller.

US Pat. No. 10,362,779

FOWL DECOY MOVEMENT SIMULATOR

1. A decoy support for supporting a wild fowl decoy, the decoy support comprising:a ground support comprising a ground engaging portion and an upstanding linear post extending along an axis thereof from the ground engaging portion;
a decoy support member movably guided by the upstanding linear post between a raised position and a lowered position;
a compression spring coaxial with the upstanding linear post, the compression spring resiliently biasing the decoy support member towards the raised position;
a powered actuator coupled to the decoy support member to selectively compress the compression spring to lower the decoy support member vertically along the axis of the upstanding linear post while simultaneously rotating the decoy support member around the axis of the upstanding linear post; and
a communications system having a receiver coupled to the powered actuator and a remote transmitter in communication with the receiver in a wired or wireless fashion, wherein signals transmitted from the remote transmitter to the receiver cause the powered actuator to selectively compress the compression spring.

US Pat. No. 10,362,778

SYSTEM AND DEVICE TO PREVENT WILDFIRE DAMAGE

1. A wildlife damage prevention system comprising:an inflatable device;
a base unit coupled to and disposed below the inflatable device, the base unit including a light disposed and configured to selectively internally illuminate the inflatable device; and
one or more sensor devices associated with the base unit and configured to detect a presence of wildlife and transmit a signal to the base unit indicating the presence of wildlife, the one or more sensor devices are separate from the base unit, base unit being configured to inflate the inflatable device and to turn on the light to internally illuminate the inflatable device to scare off wildlife upon receiving the signal indicating the presence of wildlife,
wherein the one or more sensor devices are spatially distributed within a geographic vicinity of the inflatable device and the base unit.

US Pat. No. 10,362,776

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR A SPRAY SYSTEM

1. A spray system, comprising:a first frame adaptable to a service vehicle;
a second frame connected to the first frame;
a spray head frame connected with the second frame;
a motion inducer mounted to the spray head frame;
a registration plate coupled with the motion inducer;
first and second nozzles coupled with the registration plate;
a first flow control unit mounted on the second frame, the first flow control unit fluidly coupled to a fluid source and to the first and second nozzles to deliver a fluid from the fluid source to the first and second nozzles when the first flow control unit is in an on position and cease the delivery of the fluid when the first flow control unit is in an off position; and
the motion inducer induces a motion to the registration plate during the delivery of fluid to the first and second nozzles by the first flow control unit to create droplet separation as the fluid exits the first and second nozzles, wherein the first flow control unit is isolated from the motion produced by the motion inducer due to its mounting on the second frame.

US Pat. No. 10,362,775

FLEXIBLE GRIP ROD HOLDER

1. A flexible rod holder comprising:a mountable base member;
a clamping assembly configured to secure the fishing rod within a curved holder member, wherein the curved holder member is configured to receive an end of a rod, wherein the curved holder member is positioned behind a flexible cam, wherein the clamping assembly comprises:
the flexible cam including a flexible strap member, a first cam and a second cam; and
a plurality of pins, the plurality of pins being configured to secure the flexible cam to a rod holder body.

US Pat. No. 10,362,774

FISHING LEADER WITH MULTI-LAYERED CRIMP SLEEVE

1. A crimp sleeve configured to secure a loop on a fishing leader, the leader being made of a fish-bite resistant material;said leader comprises a proximal end and a distal end, wherein said distal end terminates in said loop; said crimp sleeve comprises a compressible and permanently deformable outer layer made of a first material that is hard, and a compressible inner layer made of a second material that is softer than the first material, wherein the inner diameter of said outside layer is substantially equal to the outer diameter of said inner layer; said crimp sleeve further forming an inner lumen into which said loop is introduced for the purpose of fixation.

US Pat. No. 10,362,772

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR BREEDING INSECTS, USING A PLURALITY OF INDIVIDUAL CRATES

1. A system for breeding insects, wherein the system includes:a plurality of crates;
a climate area having an aeration system arranged for accommodating the plurality of crates in the climate area;
a conveyor system for retrieving crates of the plurality of crates from the climate area;
an observation system for obtaining observations along the conveyor system;
a feedstock supply station along the conveyor system, downstream of the observation system;
at least one aeration wall in the climate area, wherein the at least one aeration wall includes one of a hollow wall and a plurality of tubular manifolds, each being arranged for blowing conditioned air over the substrate in each crate; and
wherein the observation system includes a camera for obtaining an image of the substrate and insects in each retrieved individual crate, and wherein the obtained image is interpreted to determine one of a requirement for adding an amount of supplementary feed stock, and a reason to withdraw the insects from further breeding for harvesting or discarding from further breeding.

US Pat. No. 10,362,767

RETRACTABLE SAFETY LEASH

1. A safety leash comprising:a wrist mount body;
a cord supported by the wrist mount body,
a biased engaged brake for braking the cord;
a brake release, the brake release including a helve and a counter grip, and the brake release being actuated by moving the helve toward the counter grip, wherein one or more arms extend from the helve to the brake; and
a spool mount supporting a spool, the spool mount defining a vertical axis that substantially orthogonally intersects a dorsum of a hand of a user when the safety leash is worn by the user;
wherein, when in use, the spool is mounted on a dorsum of a hand and the helve is held in one of a medial palmer, palmer, and proximal digital region of the hand, and the arms extend between the brake and the helve.

US Pat. No. 10,362,766

ANIMAL TRAINING COLLAR

1. A modular device for wireless communication between a transmitter and a receiver, the latter being mounted on a fastener to be worn by an animal/a human being or to be in contact therewith, the device comprising an electronic receiver (200, 300) having an electronic circuit and a plurality of electrical contact points extending at a distance from the electronic circuit, the contact points being used to deliver an electrical output in a number of distinct levels into the animal's or human being's body in response to a command signal communicated wirelessly by the transmitter, the electronic receiver (200, 300) comprising a PCB (213, 313) for receiving and handling the command signal, a battery (214, 314) for feeding the receiver (200, 300), one or more contact points with the animal/human being's body (220, 320) connected by insulated wires to the PCB (213, 313) in such a manner to have a positive polarity, respectively a negative polarity, wherein the modular device is structurally made of a string of individual and distinct separate elements or modules (210, 310), containing each a functional part selected from the group consisting of a PCB (213, 313), a battery (214, 314) and a part containing one or more contact points (220, 320) of the same polarity respectively, at least part of said individual and distinct separate elements (210, 310) being attached to one another only thanks to at least two substantially parallel flexible tubes (31, 32; 331, 332) of a given length and containing said insulated wires, so that the specific location of the modules (210, 310) containing the contact points (220, 320) and the order or sequence thereof in the string define an extension length for the contact points.

US Pat. No. 10,362,762

PET WASTE COLLECTION AND DISPOSAL APPARATUS

1. A pet waste collection and disposal apparatus comprising:a body comprising an interior portion;
a basin disposed within said interior portion of said body, said basin comprising an at least partially open top leading to an inner collection area for at least temporarily receiving pet waste;
a door movably interconnected to said body in an at least partially vertically pivotal manner;
said door comprising a main collection surface; and
said door being pivotal between a substantially upward closed position and a substantially outward open position; and
a nozzle assembly disposed within said interior portion of said body, said nozzle assembly comprising a plurality of spray nozzles for directing fluid toward said door when said door is disposed in said substantially upward closed position; and
said nozzle assembly comprises a spray tube spanning at least partially within a portion of said interior portion of said body, and a plurality of spray nozzles disposed along a length of said spray tube; and
said spray tube and said plurality of spray nozzles are linearly movable within said interior portion of said body via a nozzle positioning assembly; and
said nozzle positioning assembly comprises at least two rails disposed on opposite sides of said spray tube, interconnected to said spray tube by corresponding brackets slidably engaged with said rails; and
at least one motor for driving said slidably engaged brackets and said spray tube, along said rails; wherein
the nozzle assembly is in a movable relation to the body.

US Pat. No. 10,362,761

ANIMAL ENCLOSURE

1. An animal enclosure, comprising:a planar floor having a first side;
a plurality of walls attached to the first side of the planar floor in proximity to edges of the planar floor, the plurality of walls extending downwardly relative to the planar floor for resting on a ground surface;
a plurality of joists attached to the planar floor and situated between the plurality of walls supporting the planar floor, wherein the plurality of joists are attached to opposing walls of the plurality of walls;
a perimeter joint between the planar floor and the plurality of walls;
a corner flange having a first flange portion covering a portion of the planar floor and second flange portion covering a portion of each of the plurality of walls, wherein the corner flange covers the perimeter joint and extends around a perimeter of the planar floor;
a layer of elastomeric material disposed over the planar floor, the corner flange, and the plurality of walls; and
a plurality of fence segments each having a frame, wherein the fence segments are attached to the planar floor or the plurality of walls to retain the fence segments and enclose an animal.

US Pat. No. 10,362,738

WORK VEHICLE

KOMATSU LTD., Tokyo (JP)...

1. A work vehicle comprising:a vehicle body;
a work implement movably coupled to the vehicle body, the work implement including a boom having a first end and a second end, and the first end of the boom being pivotally attached to the vehicle body about a first pivot axis;
at least one hydraulic component arranged on an upper side of the boom;
a first cover fixed to the boom, the first cover extending longitudinally away from the first end toward the second end of the boom, the first cover including an access opening through which the at least one hydraulic component is accessible; and
a second cover pivotally attached to the vehicle body to pivot about a second pivot axis relative to the vehicle body, with the second cover at least partially overlappingly disposed on the first cover so as to cover the access opening from above while the second cover is in a working position, the second cover being pivotally movable about the second pivot axis away from the first cover to an access position to allow access to the access opening.

US Pat. No. 10,362,737

ROLLER ASSEMBLY

1. A roller assembly, the roller assembly including:a frame;
a first undercarriage connected to the frame, the first undercarriage comprising:
a first body;
a rear roller connected to the first body; and
a first overlapping roller that is elongate and connected to the first body; and
a second undercarriage connected to the frame, the second undercarriage comprising:
a second body;
a front roller connected to the second body; and
a second overlapping roller that is elongate and connected to the second body,
wherein the first undercarriage is positioned adjacent to the second undercarriage such that the first overlapping roller overlaps the second overlapping roller,
wherein the first undercarriage and the second undercarriage are pivotally connected to the frame,
wherein, when the first and second undercarriages pivot in a first direction, the first and second overlapping rollers move towards each other,
wherein, when the first and second undercarriages pivot in a second direction, the first and second overlapping rollers move away from each other, and
wherein the first overlapping roller overlaps the second overlapping roller when the first and second undercarriages pivot in the first and second directions.

US Pat. No. 10,362,736

ASSEMBLY OF A PLANT POT HAVING A WICK AND A CONTAINER

1. A plant pot assembly, comprising:(a) a container, having a container bottom and an overflow;
(b) a plant pot nested in said container, said plant pot having a plant pot bottom and at least one side wall extending from said plant pot bottom up to a top rim, said plant pot bottom and said at least one side wall defining an interior of said plant pot;
(c) at least one hole in said plant pot located in or proximate to said plant pot bottom;
(d) a substrate filling said interior of said plant pot up to a top level in said plant pot;
(e) at least one wick extending from below said plant pot bottom, through said hole, and into said interior of said plant pot;
(f) said at least one wick having a first end and a second end;
(g) said at least one wick being doubled back on itself in said plant pot to define a first leg, a second leg, and a loop between said first and second legs;
(h) said loop lying above said top level of said substrate;
(i) said first end and said second end of said wick lying outside said plant pot but inside said container;
(j) an anchor attached to said loop, said anchor being separate from said plant pot, said anchor rest on top of said substrate and engage said substrate, said anchor forming stretching element extending along an interior surface of said loop, said anchor exerts a spreading force to stretch open said loop in order to prevent said loop sinking below said top level of said substrate;
(k) said container having the overflow lying below said plant pot bottom; and
(l) said first end and said second end of said wick extending below said overflow.

US Pat. No. 10,362,731

GARDENING TOOL, PARTICULARLY A GRASS TRIMMER

CHERVON (HK) LIMITED, Wa...

1. A grass trimmer, comprising:a trimmer head;
a front housing;
a motor received in the front housing for driving the trimmer head;
a trigger switch for activating the motor;
a trigger operable to control the trigger switch;
a battery pack for providing electric energy to the motor;
a circuit board for electrically connecting the motor to the battery pack;
a rear housing formed to have a connection portion having a first air inlet, a handle portion, a support surface to support to an arm of a user when the user uses an ipsilateral hand to grip the handle portion, and a first accommodating portion, having a second air inlet, in which the circuit board is accommodated;
a connecting tube assembly for connecting the front housing and the rear housing;
a connecting terminal for electrically connecting with the battery pack; and
a connecting wire disposed inside the handle portion,
wherein the rear housing forms a clip structure for clipping the connecting wire at the inside of the handle portion and an inserting part of the connecting tube assembly in the rear housing forms a wire slot for allowing the connecting wire and the clip structure to pass therethrough,
wherein the battery pack is detachably connected with the connecting portion, the handle portion is disposed between the motor and the circuit board, the connecting tube assembly comprises a connecting tube extending along a first direction, the battery pack is coupled with the connecting portion along the first direction, and a direction in which the support surface substantially extends and a length direction of the handle portion intersect at an obtuse angle ?, and the obtuse angle ? may range from 100° to 170° .

US Pat. No. 10,362,728

FLOW DIVERTER FOR A FERTILIZATION SYSTEM

1. A fertilizer system, comprising:a tank, comprising:
a fertilizer fill opening configured to be selectively covered and uncovered using a cap,
a tank water inlet configured to flow water into the tank and
a tank fertilizer outlet configured to flow fertilizer out of the tank;
a flow diverter, comprising:
a base comprising:
a water outlet threaded bore and
a fertilizer inlet threaded bore,
a stem comprising:
a scoop spoon configured to channel water into the base and an outlet configured to release fertilizer into a pipe in an irrigation system,
a vertical water inlet bore configured to fluidly couple the scoop spoon with the water outlet threaded bore,
a vertical stem fertilizer bore configured to fluidly couple the fertilizer inlet threaded bore with the outlet,
a wider cross-sectional area at a rear portion of the stem configured to create a high pressure region in the pipe,
a narrower cross-section area at a front portion of the stem that is narrower than the wider cross-sectional area at the rear portion of the stem configured to create a low pressure region in the pipe and
wherein the high pressure region operates to push water upward along the scoop spoon and the low pressure region operates to pull fertilizer through the vertical stem fertilizer bore;
a water conduit configured to fluidly couple the water outlet threaded bore of the base of the flow diverter with the tank water inlet;
a fertilizer conduit configured to fluidly couple the fertilizer inlet threaded bore of the base of the flow divert with the tank fertilizer outlet; and
a mounting collar configured to mechanically and fluidly couple the flow diverter with the pipe in the irrigation system.

US Pat. No. 10,362,727

FLOW CONTROL INSERT FOR AN AGRICULTURAL METERING SYSTEM

CNH Industrial Canada, Lt...

1. A flow control insert for an agricultural metering system, comprising:a body configured to couple the flow control insert to a housing of the agricultural metering system; and
a shoulder extending from the body, wherein the shoulder is configured to engage a channel in a meter roller having flutes disposed within the channel, and a radial position of the shoulder is configured to establish a radial gap between the shoulder and the flutes sufficiently small to control flow of particulate material within the channel along a rotational direction of the meter roller.

US Pat. No. 10,362,725

CONDUIT SYSTEM FOR A PNEUMATIC DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM OF AN AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENT

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A pneumatic distribution system for an agricultural implement comprising:an inductor box including a plurality of outlet ports, wherein the inductor box is configured to receive an agricultural product and an airflow, to combine the agricultural product with the airflow, and to direct the agricultural product and the airflow through the plurality of outlet ports;
a plurality of row units each configured to receive the agricultural product and the airflow, and to deposit the agricultural product into soil; and
a conduit system extending between the plurality of outlet ports of the inductor box and the plurality of row units, wherein the conduit system is configured to direct the agricultural product and the airflow from each outlet port of the plurality of outlet ports to at least two row units of the plurality of row units;
wherein the conduit system comprises a first hose extending between a first outlet port of the plurality of outlet ports and a first row unit of the plurality of row units, and a second hose extending between the first row unit and a second row unit of the plurality of row units, and wherein a first inner diameter of the first hose is larger than a second inner diameter of the second hose.

US Pat. No. 10,362,724

SOWING MACHINE WITH MULTIFUNCTIONAL ROLLER

1. An arrangement of a fertilizer coulter structure and a plurality of swivel-mounted double disc seed coulters (7, 8), wherein each of the plurality of swivel-mounted double disc seed coulters is mounted on at least one of a plurality of coulter arms (40), wherein the plurality of coulter arms are fixed on a frame (6) of a pneumatic seed drill, wherein the arrangement further comprises:a working device (14) which is designed as a roller (15) or a compactor situated between the fertilizer coulter structure and the swivel-mounted double disk seed coulters (7, 8), wherein the working device (14) is configured to: close a slit of the fertilizer coulter structure, to re-compact soil thrown up by the fertilizer coulter structure, pre-compact soil in front of the swivel-mounted double disc seed coulters (7, 8) and to act as a depth guidance device for the pneumatic seed drill.
US Pat. No. 10,364,158

AMORPHOUS MESOPOROUS ALUMINA WITH HIGH CONNECTIVITY AND PRODUCTION METHOD THEREOF

IFP Energies Nouvelles, ...

1. A process for preparing amorphous mesoporous alumina, said process consisting of:a) a first alumina precipitation step, in an aqueous reaction medium, of at least one basic precursor selected from sodium aluminate, potassium aluminate, ammonia, sodium hydroxide and potassium hydroxide, and at least one acidic precursor selected from aluminum sulphate, aluminum chloride, aluminum nitrate, sulphuric acid, hydrochloric acid, and nitric acid, in which at least one of the basic or acidic precursor comprises aluminum, the relative flow rate of the acidic and basic precursors is chosen so as to obtain a pH of the reaction medium between 8.5 and 10.5, and the flow rate of the acidic and basic precursor or precursors containing aluminum is regulated so as to obtain a rate of progress between 40 and less than 100%, the rate of progress being defined as the proportion of alumina formed as Al2O3 equivalent during the first precipitation step with respect to the total amount of alumina formed at the end of a second precipitation step a?), the first precipitation step a) being carried out at a temperature between 10 and 40° C. and for a period between 2 minutes and 30 minutes, wherein the first precipitation step a) produces a suspension,
wherein the second precipitation step a?) is performed after the first precipitation step, and, between the first and second precipitation steps a) and a?) the suspension obtained at the end of first precipitation step a) is heated in an intermediate heating step carried out at a temperature between 20 and 90° C. and for a period of between 7 and 45 minutes, and
said second precipitation step a?) is performed on the suspension obtained at the end of the intermediate heating step by adding to the said suspension obtained at the end of the intermediate heating step at least one basic precursor selected from sodium aluminate, potassium aluminate, ammonia, sodium hydroxide and potassium hydroxide and at least one acidic precursor selected from aluminum sulphate, aluminum chloride, aluminum nitrate, sulphuric acid, hydrochloric acid, and nitric acid, in which at least one of the basic or acidic precursors contains aluminum, the relative flow rate of the acidic and basic precursors is chosen so as to obtain a pH of the reaction medium between 8.5 and 10.5 and the flow rate of the acidic and basic precursor or precursors containing aluminum is regulated so as to obtain a rate of progress of second precipitation step a?) between 0 and 60%, the rate of progress of second precipitation step a?) being defined as the proportion of alumina formed as Al2O3 equivalent during the second precipitation step a?) with respect to the total amount of alumina formed at the end of second precipitation step a?), second precipitation step a?) being carried out at a temperature between 40 and 90° C., and for a period of between 2 minutes and 50 minutes,
b) a heat treatment step wherein the suspension obtained at the end of second precipitation step a?) is heated at a temperature between 50 and 200° C. for a period between 30 minutes and 5 hours,
c) a filtration step wherein the suspension obtained at the end of the heat treatment step b) is filtered and an alumina gel is obtained, followed by at least one washing step of the obtained gel,
d) a drying step wherein the alumina gel obtained at the end of the step c) is dried to obtain a powder,
e) a molding step wherein the powder obtained at the end of the step d) is molded to obtain crude material, and
f) a heat treatment step wherein the crude material obtained at the end of the step e) is heated at a temperature between 500 and 1000° C., in the presence or otherwise of a stream of air containing up to 60% by volume of water.
US Pat. No. 10,364,462

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR POLYNUCLEOTIDE SEQUENCING

Illumina, Inc., San Dieg...

1. A system for characterizing a target polynucleotide, comprising:a polypeptide pore inserted into a membrane having a cis and a trans surface;
a Hel308 helicase contacting the pore on the cis surface of the membrane;
a solution comprising a target polynucleotide and less than 1 mM ATP or analogue thereof contacting the cis surface of the membrane;
an amplifier adapted to provide a potential difference across the membrane;
a processor with instructions to characterize signals from fractional step translocations of the polynucleotide through the polypeptide pore; and
a detector adapted to measure an ionic current flowing through the pore.
US Pat. No. 10,363,234

ANTIHYPERTENSIVE AGENT

WAKUNAGA PHARMACEUTICAL C...

1. A method for antihypertension comprising administering S-1-propenylcysteine or a salt thereof to a subject in need thereof, wherein when a total of a trans-isomer and a cis-isomer of S-1-propenylcysteine or a salt thereof is 100%, the proportion of the trans-isomer in the S-1-propenylcysteine or a salt thereof is from 75 to 100%.
US Pat. No. 10,365,561

PHOTORESIST AND METHOD

Taiwan Semiconductor Manu...

1. A method of manufacturing a semiconductor device, the method comprising:applying a photoresist to a layer to be patterned, wherein the photoresist comprises a singular polymer, the singular polymer comprising:
a hydrocarbon backbone;
a first acid labile group, wherein the first acid labile group has less than 9 carbon atoms, wherein the first acid labile group comprises a cycloalkyl group and further comprises a C4-C5 alkyl group, an acetyl group, or an acetyl alkyl group; and
a second acid labile group, wherein the second acid labile group comprises greater than 9 carbon atoms;
exposing the photoresist to a patterned light source; and
developing the photoresist after the exposing the photoresist.
US Pat. No. 10,362,748

WHEAT CULTIVAR 01071526

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

1. A plant of wheat cultivar 01071526, wherein a sample of seed of said cultivar has been deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-125546.
US Pat. No. 10,364,284

HIGH AFFINITY ANTIBODIES THAT NEUTRALIZE STAPHYLOCOCCUS ENTEROTOXIN B

Eisai, Inc., Woodcliff L...

1. A recombinant antibody, said antibody comprising a heavy chain CDR1 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 68, a heavy chain CDR2 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 69, and a heavy chain CDR3 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 70, a light chain CDR1 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 56, a light chain CDR2 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 57, and a light chain CDR3 comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 58, or an antigen-binding fragment thereof, that binds to Staphylococcus enterotoxin B with a dissociation constant (KD) of less than 3×10?8M.
US Pat. No. 10,363,264

THERAPY REGIMEN AND METHODS TO SENSITIZE CANCER CELLS TREATED WITH EPIGENETIC THERAPY TO PARP INHIBITORS IN MULTIPLE CANCERS

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND, B...

1. A method for treating a cancer, the method comprising administering to a subject in need of treatment thereof an effective amount of a low dose of a DNA demethylating agent and an effective amount of a poly ADP ribose polymerase (PARP) inhibitor, wherein the cancer is selected from the group consisting of leukemia, myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS), breast, and ovarian, and wherein the DNA demethylating agent is a DNA methyltransferase inhibitor (DNMTi).
US Pat. No. 10,363,276

COMPOSITIONS, METHODS, AND DEVICES FOR TREATING DISEASE

The General Hospital Corp...

1. A method of preparing a composition for the treatment of liver disease, the method comprising:(i) obtaining a population of undifferentiated multipotent stromal cells (MSCs);
(ii) culturing the MSCs in a medium;
(iii) obtaining the medium resulting from the culturing of (ii);
(iv) fractionating the medium obtained in (iii);
(v) selecting a fraction of the medium that is capable of one or both of promoting hepatocyte proliferation or inhibiting hepatocyte death; and
(vi) formulating the selected fraction to form a composition for administration to a mammal.

US Pat. No. 10,368,294

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING A NETWORK SEARCH PARAMETER IN A MOBILE COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

British Telecommunication...

1. A method of operating a mobile communications network, the method comprising:a) in response to a mobile terminal losing a first connection with a first femtocell associated with a home mobile network and then making a second connection with a macrocell associated with a visited mobile network, wherein the macrocell contains the home mobile network femtocell to which the terminal was previously connected and one or more further home mobile network femtocells, determining a network search parameter value for the mobile terminal, the network search parameter value being used to determine when the mobile terminal searches for a home mobile network femtocell;
b) transmitting the network search parameter value to the mobile terminal;
c) periodically re-determining the network search parameter value if the mobile terminal is still connected with the macrocell associated with the visited mobile network; and
d) transmitting the network search parameter value determined in c) to the mobile terminal,
wherein an area covered by the macrocell comprises the first femtocell and at least one additional femtocell.

US Pat. No. 10,367,432

PIEZOELECTRIC DRIVE DEVICE, DRIVE METHOD OF PIEZOELECTRIC DRIVE DEVICE, ROBOT, ELECTRONIC COMPONENT TRANSPORT APPARATUS, PRINTER, AND PROJECTOR

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A piezoelectric drive device comprising:a plurality of piezoelectric vibration modules each of which including a vibration portion and a transmission portion which abuts on a driven portion and transmits longitudinal vibration in an alignment direction in which the vibration portion is aligned with the driven portion and bending vibration which is a composite vibration of the longitudinal vibration and lateral vibration of the vibration portion in a direction intersecting the alignment direction to the driven portion; and
a control unit that controls the plurality of piezoelectric vibration modules,
wherein the control unit controls the plurality of piezoelectric vibration modules in a drive mode which includes
a first drive mode in which the transmission portions of all the plurality of piezoelectric vibration modules are driven so as to perform the bending vibration in a first direction, and
a second drive mode in which the transmission portions of some of the plurality of piezoelectric vibration modules are driven so as to perform the bending vibration in the first direction and the transmission portions of others of the plurality of the piezoelectric vibration modules are driven so as to perform the longitudinal vibration or the bending vibration in a second direction opposite to the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,367,430

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR A VARIABLE FLOW TRANSDUCER

INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG,...

1. A microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) transducer comprising:a deflectable membrane attached to a support structure;
an acoustic valve structure configured to cause the deflectable membrane to be acoustically transparent in a first mode and acoustically visible in a second mode; and
an actuating mechanism coupled to the deflectable membrane; and
a controller configured to cause the deflectable membrane to vibrate at a first frequency, and to cause the acoustic valve structure to alternate between the first mode and the second mode to produce an acoustic signal having a second frequency lower than the first frequency at the same time the deflectable membrane vibrates at the first frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,367,407

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING A VOLTAGE-CONTROLLED POWER SEMICONDUCTOR SWITCH THAT CAN BE SWITCHED OFF AGAIN

GE ENERGY POWER CONVERSIO...

1. A method for controlling a voltage-controlled power semiconductor switch that can be controlled to a switched-on state and a switched-off state, the power semiconductor switch comprising a first and a second connection and a control connection, wherein the power semiconductor switch is conductive in the switched-on state between the first and the second connection, the method comprising:applying a first control voltage comprising a first value to the control connection to switch on the power semiconductor switch;
detecting conditions, which indicate the progress of the switch-on procedure of the power semiconductor switch; and
applying a second control voltage comprising a second value higher than said first value to said control connection to operate the power semiconductor switch in the conductive state when conditions are detected, which are indicative that the switch-on procedure is deemed to be complete.

US Pat. No. 10,367,397

CONTROLLER-INTEGRATED ROTARY ELECTRIC MACHINE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A controller-integrated rotary electric machine comprising:a first housing that houses a controller or a rotary electric machine main unit driven according to a command from the controller and that includes a thin-walled portion at an edge on an outer periphery side; and
a second housing that is coaxially aligned with the first housing and has a groove in which an abutting face having a linearly inclined cross-sectional shape is formed from the outer periphery side toward a radial direction;
a first axial positioning portion provided on the first housing and having a face perpendicular to the axial direction; and
a second axial positioning portion provided on the second housing on an edge side with respect to the groove and having a face perpendicular to the axial direction,
wherein the first housing is joined to the second housing by folding the thin-walled portion of the first housing along the abutting face of the second housing and performing swaging,
wherein the first housing is joined to the second housing by causing the first axial positioning portion to abut against the second axial positioning portion and performing swaging,
wherein a gap exists between the thin-walled portion of the first housing and the groove of the second housing,
wherein an end of the thin-walled portion contacts the abutting face of the second housing, and
wherein the gap exists between the end of the thin-walled portion and a bottom portion of the groove of the second housing.

US Pat. No. 10,367,392

ROTARY MAGNETIC TRANSMISSION STRUCTURE

1. A rotary magnetic transmission structure, comprising a shaft A and a shaft B parallel to each other, wherein two magnetic members with radial magnetic fields are fixedly arranged on each shaft, wherein an included angle formed by the radial magnetic fields of the two magnetic members on one shaft is different from that on the other shaft, and an included angle formed by the radial magnetic fields of the two magnetic members on one shaft is between 60 degrees and 75 degrees, while an included angle formed by the radial magnetic fields of the two magnetic members on the other shaft is between 75 degrees and 90 degrees, and a spreading direction of the included angle which is spreading from a radial magnetic field direction of a second magnetic member to a radial magnetic field direction of coaxial first magnetic member of one shaft is opposite to that of the other shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,367,391

GENERATOR STATOR BAR HAVING PROFILE STRIP AND PROCESS FOR MANUFACTURING GENERATOR STATOR BAR

SIEMENS ENERGY, INC., Or...

1. A generator stator bar comprising:a stator bar strand assembly comprising a plurality of stator bar strands assembled together; and
a profile strip placed on a top side surface and a bottom side surface of the stator bar strand assembly,
wherein the profile strip comprises an uncured strip comprising uncured material,
wherein the profile strip further comprises a pre-cured strip comprising pre-cured material,
wherein the pre-cured strip is enclosed by the uncured strip,
wherein the pre-cured strip comprises cavities perforated through a thickness of the pre-cured strip,
wherein the uncured material of the uncured strip melts and flows through the cavities of the pre-cured strip under pressure and heat during a consolidation of the stator bar strand assembly to bond the profile strip on the top side surface and the bottom side surface of the stator bar strand assembly, and
wherein the pre-cured material of the pre-cured strip maintains rigidity under the pressure and heat during the consolidation of the stator bar strand assembly to keep orientations of the stator bar strands parallel to the profile strip.

US Pat. No. 10,367,390

INSULATOR FOR INSULATING COILS OF A STATOR OF ELECTRIC MOTOR

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. A stator of an electric motor, the stator comprising:a stator core formed with a plurality of slots, each slot being defined by an inner wall surface and a pair of side wall surfaces extending radially inward from the inner wall surface so as to be opposite to each other;
a first coil wound around the stator core, and configured to transmit a signal of a first phase, the first coil including a first coil side received in a first slot of the plurality of slots and a first coil end arranged outside of the first slot, only the first coil being received in the first slot;
a second coil wound around the stator core and configured to transmit a signal of a second phase different from the first phase, the second coil including a second coil side received in a second slot of the plurality of slots and a second coil end arranged outside of the second slot, only the second coil being received in the second slot; and
at least one first insulator arranged in the first slot, the first insulator including:
a first coil side-insulation part having a bottom arranged between the inner wall surface of the first slot and the first coil side so as to contact the inner wall surface of the first slot, the bottom of the first coil side-insulation part electrically insulating the first coil side from the inner wall surface of the first slot; and
a first coil end-insulation part integrally coupled with the bottom of the first coil side-insulation part, and arranged outside of the first slot, the first coil end-insulation part being arranged between the first coil end and the second coil end, the first coil end-insulation part electrically insulating the first coil end from the second coil end.

US Pat. No. 10,367,386

POWER GENERATOR

1. A generator, comprising:a rotary shaft which rotates by an external driving force;
a stator which is:
configured in a cylindrical hollow shape,
disposed at an outer side of the rotary shaft,
wound with coils, and
configured to induce a magnetic field from a coil wound around the stator;
a wire which is connected to a coil wound at an inner side of the stator and passes through a side plate “b” of the stator and passes through a space formed between the side plate “b” of an inner casing and a rotary shaft rest and extends outside through a wire through hole of a side surface of an inner casing engaging support member and a ventilation hole of an outer casing;
a cylindrical magnetic inner casing which is engaged to the rotary shaft and the rotary shaft rest; and
the rotary shaft rest which includes a bearing inside of the rotary shaft rest so as to support the rotary shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,367,382

LAMINATED CORE OF A STATOR OR A ROTOR AND ELECTRICAL MACHINE

1. A laminated core (14) of a stator (15) or a rotor (11), the laminated core comprising:first sheet metal parts (10) which each have a first connecting part (18) and a plurality of first teeth (19), wherein each first tooth (19) extends from the first connecting part (18) to a free end (20), and wherein the free ends (20) of the first teeth (19) individually define a first distance (R1) from a reference axis (BA) or a reference plane (BE) of the laminated core (14),
second sheet metal parts (13) which each have a second connecting part (25) and a plurality of second teeth (26), wherein each second tooth (26) extends from the second connecting part (25) to a free end (27), and wherein the free ends (27) of the second teeth (26) individually define a second distance (R2) from the reference axis (BA) or the reference plane (BE),
at least one first sheet metal part assembly (35) comprising at least one of the first sheet metal parts (10),
at least one second sheet metal part assembly (36) comprising at least one of the second sheet metal parts (13), and
wherein the at least one first sheet metal part assembly (35) and the at least one second sheet metal part assembly (36) are arranged alternately in a stacking direction (A)
wherein at least some of the first sheet metal parts (10a) have a first thickness (d1), and the second sheet metal parts (13) have a second thickness (d2);
wherein the first sheet metal part assembly (35) comprises a plurality of the first sheet metal parts (10), wherein two of the first sheet metal parts (10) form outer sheet metal parts (10a) and at least one further of the first sheet metal parts (10) forms an inner sheet metal part (10i) arranged between the two outer sheet metal parts (10a),
the at least one inner sheet metal part (10i) has a first thickness (d1), and
at least one of the two outer sheet metal parts (10a) has a third thickness (d3), which is greater than the first thickness (d1).

US Pat. No. 10,367,380

SMART RF LENSING: EFFICIENT, DYNAMIC AND MOBILE WIRELESS POWER TRANSFER

CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF T...

1. An RF lens comprising:a first plurality of radiators adapted to radiate electromagnetic waves to power a device positioned away from the RF lens, wherein the plurality of radiators operate at a first frequency; and
a plurality of locked loop circuits adapted to control phases of the electromagnetic waves radiated by the first plurality of radiators such that the phase of the electromagnetic wave radiated by each of the plurality of radiators is set in accordance with a distance between the radiator and the device, wherein said plurality of locked loop circuits are further adapted to lock a phase or a frequency of the electromagnetic wave radiated by each of the first plurality of radiators to a phase or frequency of a reference signal, wherein said reference signal is not generated by a target receiving the electromagnetic waves radiated by the plurality of radiators.

US Pat. No. 10,367,375

POWER SUPPLY APPARATUS

Funai Electric Co., LTD.,...

1. A power supply apparatus comprising:a power supply unit that supplies power from a power source to at least one of a plurality of power receiving apparatuses via wireless power transmission;
a controller;
a power acquisition unit that acquires a power value of the power supplied from the power source to at least one of the plurality of power receiving apparatuses;
a communication unit; and
a storage that stores a plurality of first ID's that identify each of the plurality of power receiving apparatuses,
wherein the controller:
causes a first power receiving apparatus to stop receiving power from the power supply unit upon detecting a second power receiving apparatus that is not receiving power from the power supply unit,
causes the power supply unit to supply power from the power source to the second power receiving apparatus,
causes the power acquisition unit that to acquire a power value of the power supplied from the power source to the second power receiving apparatus, and
determines whether to continue supplying the power from the power source to the second power receiving apparatus based on the acquired power value,
wherein the controller causes each of the plurality of power receiving apparatuses to operate by a maximum load,
wherein the communication unit sends a maximum load command signal, generated by the controller, to each of the plurality of power receiving apparatuses, and
wherein the maximum load command signal causes the respective power receiving apparatus to operate by the maximum load,
wherein the communication unit receives, from the second power receiving apparatus, a second ID that identifies the second power receiving apparatus, and
wherein when one of the plurality of first ID's is identical to the second ID,
the communication unit does not send the maximum load command signal to the second power receiving apparatus, and
the controller determines whether to continue supplying the power from the power source to the second power receiving apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,367,373

MOBILE CART AND POWER SYSTEM THEREFOR

Scott-Clark, L.P., Burne...

1. A power system for mobile cart, comprising:a battery assembly comprising a plurality of rechargeable batteries, a battery support for supporting each respective one of said batteries wherein said battery support is mountable on a mobile cart and said respective battery is removeably engageable with and disengagable from said battery support from an exterior of said battery support, said battery assembly including a battery connector for each said battery which is engageable with said battery when said battery is installed on said respective battery support, each said battery being individually removable from said battery support independently of any other said battery supported by said battery support to supply power through said battery connector;
a battery control system for controlling discharge of said batteries, which has a control unit comprising a controller connected to said battery connector for controlling battery discharge, a power outlet receiving power under the control of said controller and supplying said power to electrical equipment on a mobile cart, wherein discharging of said battery supplies battery power to said power outlet; and
said controller having a switch that selectively controls which said battery is being discharged to supply said battery power to said power outlet, and said controller communicating with and monitoring a battery charge of each said battery, said controller switching from a first said battery to a second said battery when said battery charge is at a minimum charge or said first battery is removed from said battery support, wherein when external power is not present or has been removed, said controller determines which said battery to use, wherein said controller monitors if said battery charge of each said battery is below a minimum charge which establishes that a battery is discharged, said controller first using said battery which is above said minimum charge and has the lowest battery charge relative to each other said battery to supply said battery power to said power outlet.

US Pat. No. 10,367,372

TRACKING DEVICE AND POWER MODULE

Passive Eye Limited, Lon...

1. A power module for a mobile device, the power module comprising:a power bus;
first and second electrical power storage cells of different types, each of the first and second electrical power storage cells being arranged to provide stored electrical power to the power bus;
an energy harvester for generating electrical power to charge the electrical power storage cells;
a switch for routing the generated electrical power to one of the first and second electrical power storage cells; and
processing means arranged to monitor the electrical power stored in one or both of the electrical power storage cells and control the switch.

US Pat. No. 10,367,369

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CHARGING OR POWERING DEVICES, INCLUDING MOBILE DEVICES, MACHINES OR EQUIPMENT

Mojo Mobility, Inc., San...

1. A system for charging of one or more devices, including robots, vehicles, or batteries, the system comprising: a wireless charger that comprises a charger coil, an optional receiver that includes a receiver coil, and an optional wired charger, for charging one or more devices, including robots, vehicles, or batteries, the wireless charger and the optional wired charger using respectively wireless and wired means of communication with the devices to initial and control a charging process,wherein the wireless and the wired charger and/or the device can communicate with a local area, wide area, cellular, satellite, fiber, DSL or other wireless or wired network, to exchange information remotely regarding the charging of the one or more devices.

US Pat. No. 10,367,367

ELECTRONIC WATCH RECHARGING DEVICE

1. An electronic watch charging device comprising:a body;
a charging assembly configured to engage and inductively charge an electronic watch;
an adapter mechanically coupled to said body and electrically coupled to said charging assembly, said adapter being configured to be coupled to a power supply;
a restraining strap connected to said body, said restraining strap being configured to secure said electronic watch into engagement with said charging assembly receptacle.

US Pat. No. 10,367,366

WIRELESS CHARGING DEVICE

Lenovo (Beijing) Limited,...

1. A wireless charging device, comprising:a first charging unit configured to charge a first electronic device using a first wireless charging protocol, the first charging unit located on a first plane within the charging device;
a second charging unit configured to charge a second electronic device using a second wireless charging protocol, the second charging unit located on a second plane parallel to the first plane;
a shield arranged between the first and second charging units, the shield located on a third plane parallel to the first and second planes, wherein the first charging unit is located on an opposite side of the shield from the second charging unit, wherein the shield absorbs a magnetic field generated by at least one of the first charging unit and the second charging unit; and
a controller that disables power supply to the first charging unit in response to the second charging unit being positioned above the first charging unit and disables power supply to the second charging unit in response to the first charging unit being positioned above the second charging unit.

US Pat. No. 10,367,365

METHOD FOR READING, WRITING, OR UPDATING INFORMATION FOR BATTERY CELL VIA CONNECTING INTERFACE BETWEEN PORTABLE DEVICE AND BATTERY PACK INCLUDING BATTERY CELL SO AS TO OBTAIN PRECISE INFORMATION

MEDIATEK INC., Hsin-Chu ...

1. A portable device connected to a battery pack via a connecting interface, the battery pack comprising at least one battery cell, and the portable device comprises:a transmitting circuit, for transmitting signals from the connecting interface to a control circuit or from the control circuit to the connecting interface; and
the control circuit, coupled to the transmitting circuit, for performing at least one control operation that is associated with the battery cell according to information for the battery cell;
wherein there is an analog communication from the battery cell of the battery pack to the portable device to provide a voltage level actually from the battery cell.

US Pat. No. 10,367,363

DEVICE FOR CHARGING AN ENERGY STORE

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft z...

1. A device for charging an energy store, comprising:a first terminal for connecting to a direct current source;
a second terminal for connecting to the energy store;
a third terminal for connecting to an alternating current source; and
a parallel connection between the first and second terminals, the parallel connection comprising an intermediate connection circuit, a first transducer circuit for converting an input voltage and an input current to an output direct voltage and an output direct current, and a second transducer circuit;
wherein the first transducer circuit comprises an AC/DC transducer comprising a switch connected between a main choke and a grid choke of the AC/DC transducer;
wherein the switch is configured to separate the grid choke from the main choke and to connect the main choke to the second terminal in a direct current charge mode; and
wherein the AC/DC transducer comprises a series connection of the grid choke, the switch and the main choke, and wherein the grid choke is connected to the third terminal;
wherein the second transducer circuit comprises a DC/DC transducer.

US Pat. No. 10,367,362

DISPOSABLE PACKAGE ASSEMBLY FOR BATTERIES WITH ADDED CHARGING FUNCTION

RLW Virtual Solutions, LL...

1. A commercial package assembly that is usable with at least one battery for charging an electronic device, the commercial package assembly comprising:a first package member that is configured to form at least a portion of a battery chamber for receiving and retaining the at least one battery;
a control assembly that is coupled to the first package member, the control assembly being configured to selectively transmit energy from the at least one battery to the electronic device to charge the electronic device, the control assembly including a controller and a connector assembly, the connector assembly electrically connecting the controller to the electronic device; and
an access inhibitor that is selectively positionable adjacent to the connector assembly to selectively inhibit access to the connector assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,367,360

MOBILE DEVICES CHARGING SYSTEM AND METHOD

NIPE TECHNOLOGY LTD., Sh...

1. A device for incorporating and controlling the transfer of energy from a first mobile device to a second mobile device comprising:a. energy transfer means adapted to allow the physical transfer of energy from one said mobile device to the other said mobile device;
b. at least one accelerometer;
c. a micro-controller having predefined instructions, adapted to control charging parameters including direction of energy flow, total amount of transferred energy, and charging duration between said mobile devices through said energy transfer means; and
d. a DC-DC converter adapted to take an input DC voltage and convert it to an output DC voltage sufficient for charging;
wherein, said accelerometer readings are processed and fed into said microcontroller for controlling said charging parameters using said predefined instructions;
wherein, control over said charge parameters is achieved by changing the position of at least one of the mobile devices, and
wherein said instructions include the following steps:
checking Input data if the mobile devices are connected;
calculating the orientation angle between the higher positioned mobile device, the lower mobile device and the earth surface;
setting the parameter: ‘amount of transferred charge’ to X % of the charged mobile device capacity per every Y degrees angle between the higher positioned mobile device, the lower positioned mobile device and the earth surface.

US Pat. No. 10,367,359

POWER CONTROL APPARATUS AND POWER CONTROL SYSTEM

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba,...

1. A power control apparatus comprising:acquisition circuitry configured to acquire information relating to a voltage and an electric current of a secondary battery during charging;
estimation circuitry configured to estimate a voltage of the secondary battery at a zero current based on the information acquired by the acquisition circuitry; and
current determining circuitry configured to determine a maximum current of the secondary battery during charging using the voltage of the secondary battery at the zero current estimated by the estimation circuitry and a first predetermined voltage, wherein
the acquisition circuitry is configured to acquire information relating to voltages and electric currents of a plurality of secondary batteries during charging; and
the current determining circuitry is configured to:
determine a maximum current of each secondary battery during charging so that the voltage of the secondary battery does not exceed the first predetermined voltage based on the information acquired by the acquisition circuitry, and
determine a maximum current that flows into the plurality of secondary batteries during charging of the plurality of secondary batteries based on the smallest value among the determined maximum currents.

US Pat. No. 10,367,358

ACTIVE EQUALIZING CHARGING DEVICE

1. An active equalizing charging device, used to charge a secondary battery, the secondary battery comprises a storage battery unit, and the storage battery unit comprises a plurality of battery modules connected in series;the active equalizing charging device comprises a control unit, a charging unit, a voltage detection unit, and a temperature detection unit, wherein the control unit is constructed from an electronic circuit, the control unit is coupled to the charging unit, and the control unit is used to control the charging unit, the voltage detection unit and the control unit are coupled to each of the battery modules, the voltage detection unit is a voltage detection circuit, and the voltage detection unit is used to detect the voltage of each of the battery modules, the temperature detection unit is coupled to the control unit, the temperature detection unit is a temperature detection circuit, and the temperature detection unit is used to detect the temperature of the storage battery unit;
the charging unit comprises one first battery charger, one first switch, a plurality of second battery chargers, and a plurality of second switches, wherein the first battery charger and the storage battery unit are coupled to an external power source, and first battery charger is used to charge each of the battery modules, the first switch and the first battery charger are coupled to the storage battery unit, and the first switch is used to close or open the circuit between the first battery charger and the storage battery unit, the control unit controls the first switch, the number of the second battery chargers and the second switches matches the number of the battery modules, each of the second battery chargers is respectively coupled to one of the battery modules and the power source, and each of the battery modules is respectively coupled to one of the second battery chargers, each of the second switches is respectively coupled to one of the second battery chargers and one of the battery modules, and the second switches are used to close or open the circuit between each of the second battery chargers and the battery modules, the control unit controls each of the second switches; if the charging voltage output of the first battery charger is V1, the charging voltage output of the second battery chargers is V2, and the number of the second battery chargers is n, then V1>n×V2.

US Pat. No. 10,367,352

USE OF INTERRUPTED DIRECT CURRENT POWER BY APPLIANCES

1. An electric power distribution circuit that supplies interrupted direct current power to electric appliances, comprising: a. a source of the direct current power, b. a connection for an electric appliance, and c. an interrupter electrically interposed between the source of the direct current power and the connection to the electric appliance, wherein the interrupter interrupts the direct current power from the source by a randomly varying frequency of interrupt over at least a two fold range of interrupt frequencies of at least 250 hertz with an off time interrupt interval of less than 1% of the period.

US Pat. No. 10,367,351

ENERGY MANAGEMENT METHOD ALLOWING A DISTRIBUTION OF THE ENERGY BETWEEN AN ELECTRICAL NETWORK AND A PROCESSING SYSTEM INTENDED IN PARTICULAR TO STORE ENERGY

14. An energy management device comprising:a storage tank connected to an electrical network supplied in electrical energy from an energy source and conveying electrical energy to consumers of electricity, the storage tank being configured to store electrical energy from the energy source and deliver stored electrical energy to the electrical network, and
a computer configured to perform:
harvesting an electrical energy from the energy source,
distributing the harvested electrical energy to the electrical network and to the storage tank, the distributing being configured so as to exhibit:
a first configuration in which at least a part of the harvested electrical energy is injected into the electrical network,
a second configuration in which at least a part of the harvested electrical energy is injected into a processing system intended to store it in the storage tank, and
controlling the distribution of the electrical energy comprising:
determining energy distribution constraints on the electrical network to receive an injection of electricity,
determining a state of storage of the storage tank and determining a time to delivery of at least a predetermined quantity of the content of the storage tank, wherein the time to delivery is an obligation to deliver the predetermined quantity of the content of the storage tank into the electrical network, and
dosing the distribution of the injecting of electrical energy into the electrical network and into the processing system from the determined values of the state of storage and the time to delivery, so that at the end of the time to delivery, the storage tank contains and is caused to deliver at least the predetermined quantity into the electrical network.

US Pat. No. 10,367,350

CENTRAL COMBINED ACTIVE ESD CLAMP

Infineon Technologies AG,...

1. A circuit comprising:a trigger circuit comprising a first input, a second input, an anode, a switched output, and a transistor,
wherein the anode is configured to be coupled to a reference voltage,
wherein the first input is configured to monitor a first highest voltage level provided at a first group of terminals, the first group of terminals configured to operate within a first voltage class,
wherein the second input is configured to monitor a second highest voltage level provided at a second group of terminals, the second group of terminals configured to operate within a second voltage class that is different from the first voltage class,
wherein a second maximum operating voltage for the second group of terminals is different than a first maximum operating voltage for the first group of terminals and wherein at least one of the first group of terminals or the second group of terminal comprises a plurality of terminals, and
wherein the transistor is configured to provide an output signal at the switched output when the first highest voltage level exceeds a first trigger threshold voltage and when the second highest voltage level exceeds a second trigger threshold voltage;
a single electronic switching device comprising a first node coupled to the switched output, a second node directly coupled to the second input, and a third node directly coupled to the anode, the electronic switching device configured to receive the output signal, and to switch on and to clamp a voltage level occurring at the first group of terminals and at the second group of terminals relative to the reference voltage; and
a forward-biased diode having an anode coupled to the first input of the trigger circuit and a cathode coupled to the second input of the trigger circuit, the forward-biased diode configured to conduct current through the forward-biased diode from the first input to the second input and through the single electronic switching device when the single electronic switching device is switched on.

US Pat. No. 10,367,349

ELECTROSTATIC DISCHARGE (ESD) PROTECTION DEVICE AND METHOD FOR OPERATING AN ESD PROTECTION DEVICE

NXP B.V., Eindhoven (NL)...

1. An electrostatic discharge (ESD) protection device, the ESD protection device comprising:an NMOS transistor configured to shunt current in response to an ESD pulse, wherein the NMOS transistor comprises:
a source terminal;
a gate terminal; and
a body, wherein the gate terminal and the body of the NMOS transistor are connected to the source terminal via a resistor; and
a bigFET connected in parallel with the NMOS transistor, wherein the ESD pulse comprises a first current peak and a subsequent second current peak that is lower than the first current peak, wherein the NMOS transistor is configured to shunt the current during the first peak of the ESD pulse, and wherein the bigFET is configured to conduct ESD current during the second peak of the ESD pulse.

US Pat. No. 10,367,341

CONFIGURABLE ELECTRICAL OUTLET COVER ENCLOSURE

1. A cover for an electrical outlet, comprising:a base configured to couple to an electrical outlet;
a lid hingedly coupled to the base along a first side of the lid and pivotable between an open position and a closed position, the lid comprising:
a frame comprising a central aperture surrounded by the frame;
an enclosure coupled to the frame and extending through the central aperture of the frame, the enclosure comprising a continuous enclosure wall surrounding the enclosure and an enclosure front wall contiguous with the enclosure wall and enclosing a front side of the enclosure, wherein the enclosure is linearly movable relative to the frame between a collapsed, not-in-use position and an extended, in-use position, wherein the enclosure wall is in contact with the frame throughout its movement, the enclosure comprising a ledge extending outward from the enclosure wall adjacent a back edge of the enclosure wall;
a base locking aperture extending through the base at an edge of the base and a lid locking aperture extending through the frame at an edge of the frame, wherein the lid locking aperture is aligned with the base locking aperture when the lid is in its closed position; and
an aperture extending through and surrounded by the base, the aperture sized large enough to receive a portion of an electrical device therethrough.

US Pat. No. 10,367,340

ASSEMBLY CABLE TRAY USING RETARDANT PLASTICS AND JOINT DEVICE THEREOF

POLISYS CO., LTD., Gyeon...

1. A knockdown cable tray made of a fire-retardant plastic, comprising:a plurality of side panels installed to be opposite each other;
a plurality of rung members detachably coupled inside the side panels to firmly support the side panels; and
a plurality of coupling devices configured to connect the side panels in a lengthwise direction, each of the coupling devices comprising,
(a) a main body formed to fit into a lengthwise end of each of the side panels, and
(b) a connecting body configured to firmly fix the main body to the side panels, wherein each of side panels includes:
(a) a frame comprising a plurality of coupling holes formed in a lengthwise direction, and
(b) a coupler protruding from the frame and configured to couple to the rung members; and the main body of the coupling devices includes a plurality of connecting holes configured to correspond to the coupling holes of the frame,
wherein the main body of the coupling devices includes:
a plurality of first fitting slots formed at opposite sides of the main body and configured to facilitate coupling the main body to the frame; and
a guide slot formed in a lengthwise direction perpendicular to the first fitting slots, and
wherein the frame includes a guide protrusion extending from the frame in a lengthwise direction and configured to correspond to the guide slot of the main body of the coupling devices.

US Pat. No. 10,367,336

FRAME FOR A SWITCHGEAR CABINET COMPRISING PIVOTABLE HOLDERS FOR DISTRIBUTION BUSBARS, AND PRODUCTION METHOD FOR A SWITCHGEAR CABINET

EATON INTELLIGENT POWER L...

1. A frame for a switch cabinet, the frame comprising:a plurality of interconnected frame profiled elements, which define a substantially cuboid outer contour; and
a first retainer and a second retainer,
wherein the retainers are arranged within the substantially cuboid outer contour,
wherein the retainers are vertically spaced apart,
wherein recesses are arranged in the retainers, forming part of an outer contour of an imaginary, generally cylindrical body, an axis of the generally cylindrical body being oriented vertically when the retainers are in an operating position,
wherein the retainers are configured to be moved into an assembly position in which the axis extends obliquely to vertical,
wherein the retainers are connected by rotatably mounted profiled elements, and
wherein longitudinal axes of the rotatably mounted profiled elements are oriented vertically in the operating position and obliquely to the vertical in the assembly position.

US Pat. No. 10,367,305

ELECTRICAL CONNECTOR HAVING A HIGH SPEED SIGNAL TRANSMISSION WITH A HIGH-DENSITY STRUCTURE

FUJITSU COMPONENT LIMITED...

1. A connector comprising:a plurality of aligned contact sets, each of the contact sets including
a signal contact for signal transmission, including
signal terminals one provided at each of ends of the signal contact; and
a signal cylinder portion extending between the signal terminals; and
a plurality of ground contacts, each including
ground terminals one provided at each of ends of said each of the ground contacts;
a ground cylinder portion extending the ground terminals; and
a shield portion protruding from the ground cylinder portion, the ground contacts being provided around the signal contact in such a manner as to surround the signal contact by the respective shield portions.

US Pat. No. 10,367,219

POLYMER ELECTROLYTE MEMBRANE, MEMBRANE ELECTRODE ASSEMBLY COMPRISING SAME, AND FUEL CELL COMPRISING MEMBRANE ELECTRODE ASSEMBLY

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

1. A polymer electrolyte membrane comprising:a first polymer layer including first ceramic particles; and
a second polymer layer provided on the first polymer layer and including second ceramic particles,
wherein the first ceramic particles and the second ceramic particles have different surface properties.

US Pat. No. 10,367,205

SECONDARY BATTERY

Samsung SDI Co., Ltd., Y...

1. A secondary battery comprising:a base material;
an intermediate layer on the base material, the intermediate layer consisting of a carbon material and a binder; and
an active material layer on the intermediate layer,
wherein
the binder is mixed with the carbon material,
the binder comprises at least one material selected from the group consisting of polyimide (PI), polyamideimide (PAI), chitosan, and styrene-butadiene rubber (SBR),
the carbon material is graphene nano-sheets having a thickness of 5 to 50 nm,
an adhesive force between the base material and the active material layer is 0.5 to 5.0 gf/mm, and
each of the graphene nano-sheets contains: an amorphous region and a crystalline region, the amorphous region being mixed with the crystalline region in a crystallographic basal plane,
wherein the base material comprises a positive current collector, and
the active material layer comprises a lithium complex metal compound selected from LiCoO2, LiMn2O4, LiNiO2, LiNi1-xCoxO2(01), and LiMnO2.

US Pat. No. 10,367,194

SECONDARY BATTERY AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF THE SAME

Semiconductor Energy Labo...

1. A secondary battery comprising:a negative electrode;
a positive electrode;
an electrolyte solution; and
a separator,
wherein the negative electrode includes a negative electrode current collector and a negative electrode active material layer,
wherein the negative electrode current collector includes a first surface and a second surface opposite to the first surface,
wherein the negative electrode active material layer is positioned on a first surface side,
wherein the negative electrode active material layer comprises SiOy (2>y>0), and wherein the SiOy comprises an amorphous silicon,
wherein the negative electrode active material layer includes a first depression and a second depression,
wherein the negative electrode current collector includes a third depression and a fourth depression on the first surface,
wherein the negative electrode current collector includes a first projection and a second projection on the second surface,
wherein the first depression, the third depression and the first projection overlap each other,
wherein the second depression, the fourth depression and the second projection overlap each other,andwherein, in a top view of the negative electrode, each of the first depression, the second depression, the third depression, and the fourth depression has a linear shape.

US Pat. No. 10,367,161

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MATCHING ELECTRODE RESISTANCES IN OLED LIGHT PANELS

Universal Display Corpora...

1. An organic light emitting device comprising:a first electrode;
a second electrode; and
an organic emissive layer disposed between the first electrode and the second electrode;
wherein the first electrode has a gradient resistance in a current flow direction within the first electrode, and the second electrode has a gradient resistance in a current flow direction within the second electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,367,152

CONDENSED CYCLIC COMPOUND AND ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE INCLUDING THE SAME

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A condensed cyclic compound represented by Formula 1:
wherein, in Formula 1,
X1 is selected from O, S, N-[(L11)a11-(R11)b11], C(R13)(R14), and Si(R13)(R14),
X2 is selected from O, S, N-[(L12)a12-(R12)b12], C(R15)(R16), and Si(R15)(R16),
L1 to L3, L11, and L12 are each independently selected from a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 cycloalkylene group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C10 heterocycloalkylene group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 cycloalkenylene group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C10 heterocycloalkenylene group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 arylene group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C60 heteroarylene group, a substituted or unsubstituted divalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, and a substituted or unsubstituted divalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group,
a1 to a3, a11, and a12 are each independently selected from 0, 1, 2, and 3, and when a1 is two or more, two or more L1(s) are identical to or different from each other, when a2 is two or more, two or more L2(s) are identical to or different from each other, when a3 is two or more, two or more L3(s) are identical to or different from each other, when a11 is two or more, two or more L11(s) are identical to or different from each other, and when a12 is two or more, two or more L12(s) are identical to or different from each other,
R1 to R3 and R11 to R16 are each independently selected from hydrogen, deuterium, —F, —Cl, —Br, —I, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amidino group, a hydrazino group, a hydrazono group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C60 alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2-C60 alkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2-C60 alkynyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C60 alkoxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 aryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 aryloxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 arylthio group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C60 heteroaryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group), —Si(Q1)(Q2)(Q3), —N(Q1)(Q2), —B(Q1)(Q2), —C(?O)(Q1), —S(?O)2(Q1), and —P(?O)(Q1)(Q2),
b1 to b3, b11, and b12 are each independently selected from 0, 1, 2, and 3, and when b1 is two or more, two or more R1(s) are identical to or different from each other, when b2 is two or more, two or more R2(s) are identical to or different from each other, when b3 is two or more, two or more R3(s) are identical to or different from each other, when b11 is two or more, two or more R11(s) are identical to or different from each other, and when b12 is two or more, two or more R12(s) are identical to or different from each other,
c1 to c3 are each independently an integer selected from 0 to 4, and when c1 is two or more, two or more *-(L1)a1-(R1)b1(s) are identical to or different from each other, when c2 is two or more, two or more *-(L2)a2-(R2)b2(s) are identical to or different from each other, and when c3 is two or more, two or more *-(L3)a3-(R3)b3(s) are identical to or different from each other, and
at least one substituent of the substituted C3-C10 cycloalkylene group, the substituted C1-C10 heterocycloalkylene group, the substituted C3-C10 cycloalkenylene group, the substituted C1-C10 heterocycloalkenylene group, the substituted C6-C60 arylene group, the substituted C1-C60 heteroarylene group, the substituted divalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, the substituted divalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group, the substituted C1-C60 alkyl group, the substituted C2-C60 alkenyl group, the substituted C2-C60 alkynyl group, the substituted C1-C60 alkoxy group, the substituted C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, the substituted C1-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, the substituted C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, the substituted C1-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, the substituted C6-C60 aryl group, the substituted C6-C60 aryloxy group, the substituted C6-C60 arylthio group, the substituted C1-C60 heteroaryl group, the substituted monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, and the substituted monovalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group is selected from the group consisting of:
deuterium, —F, —Cl, —Br, —I, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amidino group, a hydrazino group, a hydrazono group, a C1-C60 alkyl group, a C2-C60 alkenyl group, a C2-C60 alkynyl group, and a C1-C60 alkoxy group;
a C1-C60 alkyl group, a C2-C60 alkenyl group, a C2-C60 alkynyl group, and a C1-C60 alkoxy group, each substituted with at least one selected from deuterium, —F, —Cl, —Br, —I, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amidino group, a hydrazino group, a hydrazono group, a C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, a C1-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, a C1-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a C6-C60 aryl group, a C6-C60 aryloxy group, a C6-C60 arylthio group, a C1-C60 heteroaryl group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group, —Si(Q11)(Q12)(Q13), —N(Q11)(Q12), —B(Q11)(Q12), —C(?O)(Q11), —S(?O)2(Q11), and —P(?O)(Q11)(Q12);
a C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, a C1-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, a C1-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a C6-C60 aryl group, a C6-C60 aryloxy group, a C6-C60 arylthio group, a C1-C60 heteroaryl group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, and a monovalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group;
a C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, a C1-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, a C1-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a C6-C60 aryl group, a C6-C60 aryloxy group, a C6-C60 arylthio group, a C1-C60 heteroaryl group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, and a monovalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group, each substituted with at least one selected from deuterium, —F, —Cl, —Br, —I, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amidino group, a hydrazino group, a hydrazono group, a C1-C60 alkyl group, a C2-C60 alkenyl group, a C2-C60 alkynyl group, a C1-C60 alkoxy group, a C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, a C1-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, a C1-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a C6-C60 aryl group, a C6-C60 aryloxy group, a C6-C60 arylthio group, a C1-C60 heteroaryl group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group, —Si(Q21)(Q22)(Q23), —N(Q21)(Q22), —B(Q21)(Q22), —C(?O)(Q21), —S(?O)2(Q21), and —P(?O)(Q21)(Q22); and
—Si(Q31)(Q32)(Q33), —N(Q31)(Q32), —B(Q31)(Q32), —C(?O)(Q31), —S(?O)2(Q31), and —P(?O)(Q31)(Q32),
wherein Q1 to Q3, Q11 to Q13, Q21 to Q23, and Q31 to Q33 are each independently selected from hydrogen, deuterium, —F, —Cl, —Br, —I, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amidino group, a hydrazino group, a hydrazono group, a C1-C60 alkyl group, a C2-C60 alkenyl group, a C2-C60 alkynyl group, a C1-C60 alkoxy group, a C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, a C1-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, a C1-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a C6-C60 aryl group, a C1-C60 heteroaryl group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group, a biphenyl group, and a terphenyl group.

US Pat. No. 10,365,837

AUTOMATIC RAID PROVISIONING

Western Digital Technolog...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:automatically determining, using one or more processors, that a first partition associated with a first storage device and a second partition associated with a second storage device are associated with a common mount point; and
automatically adding, using the one or more processors, the first partition and the second partition to a redundant array of independent disks (RAID).

US Pat. No. 10,365,834

MEMORY SYSTEM CONTROLLING INTERLEAVING WRITE TO MEMORY CHIPS

TOSHIBA MEMORY CORPORATIO...

1. A memory system comprising:a plurality of non-volatile memory chips including a first memory chip, a second memory chip, and a third memory chip, the first memory chip belonging to a first group, the second memory chip belonging to a second group, the third memory chip belonging to a third group, each memory chip including at least one memory block, each memory block including a plurality of pages of a first type and a plurality of pages of a second type, the second type being different from the first type; and
a controller circuit configured to repeatedly execute a first process, the first process including a second process, a third process, a fourth process, and a fifth process,
the second process being a process in which first data is written to a page of the first type of a memory block of the first memory chip, and then second data is written to a page of the first type of a memory block of the second memory chip,
the third process being a process that is executed after the second process, the third process being a process in which third data is written to a page of the second type of the memory block of the first memory chip, and then fourth data is written to a page of the second type of the memory block of the second memory chip,
the fourth process being a process that is executed after the third process, the fourth process being a process in which fifth data is written to a page of the first type of a memory block of the third memory chip,
the fifth process being a process that is executed after the fourth process, the fifth process being a process in which sixth data is written to a page of the second type of the memory block of the third memory chip.

US Pat. No. 10,365,832

TWO-LEVEL SYSTEM MAIN MEMORY

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. A system comprising:system main memory, the system main memory including a first memory level of volatile memory and a second memory level comprising a non-volatile memory, the first memory level being a near memory comprising one or more Dynamic Random Access Memory (DRAM) devices, the first memory level to include a cached subset of the second memory level, the second memory level being larger and slower in comparison with the first memory level, wherein the system main memory is to be communicatively coupled to a processor that is separate from the system main memory, and wherein a size of the system main memory to be presented to an operating system (OS) comprises an available size of the second memory level; and
a two-level memory (2LM) controller to transfer data between the second memory level and the first memory level of the system main memory and the processor based on one or more OS requests, the 2LM controller to direct requests whose targeted data segments are stored within the first memory level to the first memory level, the 2LM controller to direct requests whose targeted data segments are not stored in the first memory level to a far memory controller that controls the second memory level, the 2LM controller comprising a tag table to identify which stored data segments are stored in the first memory level.

US Pat. No. 10,365,816

MEDIA CONTENT INCLUDING A PERCEPTUAL PROPERTY AND/OR A CONTEXTUAL PROPERTY

Intel Corporation, Santa...

1. An apparatus to create and deploy media content comprising:one or more processors;
a display to render content that is to be created by a media creator, wherein the content is to include a media object positioned in a blank portion of a template for an e-book by the media creator via the display, wherein the media object includes one or more of a text media object including a text format or an image media object including an image format;
a component module, implemented by the one or more processors, to add a property component to the media object directly responsive to a first operation via the display by the media creator involving the media object in the template that is to be independent of a direct access by the media creator to computer source code to impart one or more of a perceptual property or a contextual property to the media object, wherein the property component is to account for a state of a pre-defined content recipient and a content utilization context by the pre-defined content recipient;
a binding module, implemented by the one or more processors, to map an event that is to be defined by the media creator corresponding to the property component directly responsive to a second operation via the display by the media creator involving the media object in the template that is to be independent of a direct access by the media creator to computer source code with an action that is to be defined by the media creator for the media object directly responsive to a third operation via the display by the media creator involving the media object in the template that is to be independent of a direct access by the media creator to computer source code, wherein the first operation, the second operation, and the third operation includes one or more of a drag-and-drop operation, a click operation, a menu-based operation, a speech-activated operation, or a touch screen operation; and
a communication module, implemented by the one or more processors, to provide the event and the action to a processor configured to:
dynamically modify the media object from a general default state to a temporary state specific to the pre-defined content recipient based on identification of the pre-defined content recipient and identification of the event, via implementation of the action, in response to utilization of the content by the pre-defined content recipient, and
dynamically modify the media object from the temporary state back to the general default state based on absence of the event, via absence of the action, to render the media object in the general default state to every content recipient that utilizes the content.

US Pat. No. 10,365,806

KEYWORD-BASED USER INTERFACE IN ELECTRONIC DEVICE

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A computer program product for providing a user interface (UI) in an electronic device having a background, the computer program product comprising a computer readable storage medium having program instructions embodied therewith, the program instructions executable by a processor to cause the processor to perform a method comprising:detecting an event by the electronic device, wherein the event is a manipulation of an orientation of the electronic device by a user;
in response to detecting the event, modifying a background display of the electronic device to include a first animated keyword, wherein selection of the first animated keyword by the user instructs the electronic device to execute a first function, wherein the background display is a wallpaper displayed on the electronic device.

US Pat. No. 10,365,790

DETERMINING APPROPRIATE BROWSING APPLICATIONS FOR SELECTED NETWORK RESOURCES

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

16. A mobile computer device comprising:at least one memory device; and
at least one computer processor,
wherein the at least one computer processor is configured to at least:
receive a request for a network resource from at least one user, wherein the request is received by at least one interaction with at least a portion of the mobile computer device, and wherein the request comprises information regarding a Uniform Resource Locator comprising a top-level domain;
determine a preferred browser for rendering the network resource on the mobile computer device based at least in part on the top-level domain and at least one of error data, latency data or user ratings for rendering the network resource on the mobile computer device by the preferred browser;
transmit, over a network, information regarding the request for the network resource to at least one server hosting the network resource;
receive, over the network, electronic content associated with the network resource from the at least one server; and
render the network resource on the mobile computer device by the preferred browser.

US Pat. No. 10,365,754

DISPLAY PANEL, DISPLAY DEVICE AND DRIVING METHOD

Xiamen Tianma Micro-elect...

1. A display panel, comprising:a touch control driving electrode array, disposed on an array substrate, including a plurality of touch control driving electrodes extending in a first direction and arranged in a second direction;
a touch control sensing electrode array, disposed on a color film substrate arranged opposite to the array substrate, including a plurality of touch control sensing electrodes extending in the second direction and arranged in the first direction, wherein an orthogonal projection of a touch control sensing electrode of the plurality of touch control sensing electrodes onto the touch control driving electrode array is at least partially overlapped with a touch control driving electrode of the plurality of touch control driving electrodes;
a force sensing electrode array disposed in a same layer as the touch control sensing electrode array, wherein the force sensing electrode array includes a plurality of force sensing electrodes electrically insulated from the touch control sensing electrodes;
at least one force sensing reference electrode disposed on a color plate, wherein an orthogonal projection of the at least one force sensing reference electrode onto the force sensing electrode array is at least partially overlapped with one force sensing electrodes of the plurality of force sensing electrodes;
a first flexible printed circuit; and
an optically clear adhesive attaching the cover plate to the color film substrate, wherein:
the optically clear adhesive is in contact with the at least one force sensing reference electrode and the first flexible printed circuit, respectively,
the at least one force sensing reference electrode is electrically connected to the first flexible printed circuit through a plurality of conductive gold spacers formed in the optically clear adhesive,
the color film substrate arranged opposite to the array substrate includes the touch control sensing electrode array and the force sensing electrodes array, both disposed on a side of the color film substrate far away from the array substrate, and
the cover plate is disposed on the color film substrate, wherein the force sensing reference electrode is formed on a surface of the cover plate facing the color film substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,365,753

HANDS-FREE POWER LIFTGATE OPENER

VAIS TECHNOLOGY LTD., En...

1. A hands-free closure control device configured, in use, for installation on a vehicle with a conductive license plate mounted at matching fastener locations between said vehicle and said license plate, the vehicle presenting a vehicle ground plane with respect to said hands-free closure control device, the vehicle having a back license plate reception area with outside and inside faces and located at a preselected location on the back of the vehicle, said back license plate reception area defining said matching fastener locations of the vehicle, said license plate defining said matching fastener locations of the conductive license plate, the vehicle having an automated closure and having a vehicle network operating said automated closure to open the closure in response to receiving an opening signal, said hands-free closure control device comprising:a capacitive proximity sensor having opposite front and rear faces, in use mounted to the vehicle behind the license plate with front face outward and rear face toward the vehicle, and generating an electrical field;
an electrically driven shield positioned at said rear face of said capacitive proximity sensor, at a predetermined spacing from the rear face of the capacitive proximity sensor, in use when mounted on the vehicle between the vehicle and the capacitive proximity sensor, to electrically shield the rear face of the capacitive proximity sensor from the vehicle, to attenuate said electrical field at the rear face of the capacitive proximity sensor and to shape the electrical field to achieve directional detection at said front face of the capacitive proximity sensor and beyond the vehicle license plate by causing the electrical field to extend outward from the front face of the capacitive proximity sensor and beyond the vehicle license plate;
an electronic controller, in use communicating with the capacitive proximity sensor to monitor said electrical field for a suitable change, such as would occur by entry of a human triggering object into the monitored electrical field within a detectable range, and in response to detecting a suitable change, sending said opening signal to said vehicle network to cause said automated closure to open;
a dielectric carrier having front face and rear face, carrying the capacitive proximity sensor and said electrically driven shield;
a proximate ground plane for preventing false triggering of the automated closure due to excess space between the electrically driven shield and said vehicle ground plane, in use mounted between the vehicle and the electrically driven shield at a predetermined spacing to the electrically driven shield, sufficient to prevent false triggering due to excess spacing between the electrically, driven shield and the vehicle ground plane, and with electrical coupling to the vehicle sufficient to establish a common ground with the vehicle, whereby said proximate ground plane presents the vehicle ground potential to the rear side of the electrically driven shield at said preselected spacing between the vehicle and the electrically driven shield; and
front fastening elements at said front face of said dielectric carrier, arranged in a matching pattern to the matching fastener locations of the license plate, in use mounting the license plate to the front face of the dielectric carrier with maintained dielectric isolation of the license plate from the vehicle ground plane.

US Pat. No. 10,365,752

TOUCH-CONTROL DISPLAY PANEL AND TOUCH-CONTROL DISPLAY DEVICE

Shanghai Tianma Micro-ele...

1. A touch control display panel, comprising:a first substrate having a first extending direction and a second extending direction intersecting the first extending direction;
a second substrate opposing the first substrate; and
at least one force sensing bridge including a first sensing resistor, a second sensing resistor, a third sensing resistor, and a fourth sensing resistor,
wherein:
a first end of the first sensing resistor and a first end of the fourth sensing resistor are electrically connected to an input terminal of a first power supply, respectively,
a second end of the first sensing resistor and a first end of the second sensing resistor are electrically connected to a first sensing signal measurement terminal, respectively,
a second end of the fourth sensing resistor and a first end of the third sensing resistor are electrically connected to a second sensing signal measurement terminal, respectively,
a second end of the second sensing resistor and a second end of the third sensing resistor are electrically connected to an input terminal of a second power supply, respectively,
from the first end of the first sensing resistor to the second end of the first sensing resistor, the first sensing resistor has a longer extending length in the first extending direction than in the second extending direction,
from the first end of the second sensing resistor to the second end of the second sensing resistor, the second sensing resistor has a longer extending length in the second extending direction than in the first extending direction,
from the first end of the third sensing resistor to the second end of the third sensing resistor, the third sensing resistor has a longer extending length in the first extending direction than in the second extending direction,
from the first end of the fourth sensing resistor to the second end of the fourth sensing resistor, the fourth sensing resistor has a longer extending length in the second extending direction than in the first extending direction,
the first sensing resistor and the third sensing resistor are disposed in a first layer,
the second sensing resistor and the fourth sensing resistor are disposed in a second layer different from the first layer,
an orthogonal projection of the first sensing resistor onto the first substrate is overlapped with an orthogonal projection of the second sensing resistor onto the first substrate,
an orthogonal projection of the third sensing resistor onto the first substrate is overlapped with an orthogonal projection of the fourth sensing resistor onto the first substrate, and
the first substrate includes a plurality of data lines and a plurality of scanning lines intersecting the plurality of data lines,
the at least one force sensing bridge is disposed in a light-shielding area corresponding to an intersection between one of the plurality of data lines and one of the plurality of scanning lines, and
an orthogonal projection of the at least one force sensing bridge onto the first substrate is within an orthogonal projection of the light-shielding area onto the first substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,365,751

DISPLAY DEVICE WITH THREE-DIMENSION INPUT MODULE

TPK Touch Solutions (Xiam...

1. A display device with a three-dimensional input module, comprising:a pressure sensor comprising a plurality of pressure sensing units used for detecting pressing force values of multiple points in Z direction;
a touch sensor having a plurality of touch units arranged in an array used for detecting press positions of multiple points in X direction and Y direction;
a plurality of pixel units arranged in an array used for displaying; and
a common controller generating pixel-scanning pulses for the plurality of pixel units, generating touch-scanning pulses for the touch sensor, and generating pressure-scanning pulses for the pressure sensor so as to obtain the press positions and the pressing force values corresponding to the multiple points;
wherein an arranged density of the plurality of pixel units is greater than or equal to an arranged density of the plurality of touch units, and wherein the arranged density of the plurality of touch units is greater than or equal to an arranged density of the plurality of pressure sensing units.

US Pat. No. 10,365,750

TRANSPARENT CONDUCTIVE FILM AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME, INFORMATION INPUT DEVICE, AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

Dexerials Corporation, S...

1. A transparent conductive film comprising one or more metal nanowires, whereinthe number of metal nanowire bundle structures present in the transparent conductive film is 3 or fewer per each rectangular area region of 30 ?m in height and 40 ?m in width of the transparent conductive film,
the metal nanowires include metal nanowire bodies and a colored compound adsorbed onto the metal nanowire bodies, and
the colored compound is a dye.

US Pat. No. 10,365,749

CAPACITIVE SENSING DEVICE WITH SINGLE REFERENCE CHANNEL

SYNAPTICS INCORPORATED, ...

1. A processing system for a capacitive sensing device, comprising:a reference transmitter coupled to a reference channel front end through a reference capacitance, wherein the reference channel front end comprises;
a charge accumulation circuit comprising a single integrator having an input coupled to the reference transmitter through the reference capacitance, wherein the integrator is configured to generate an integrated signal;
a demodulator circuit having an input coupled to an output of the integrator and configured to demodulate the integrated signal to generate at least one of a first demodulated signal and a second demodulated signal;
a sampling circuit comprising:
a first sample-and-hold circuit comprising an input coupled to an output of the demodulator circuit and configured to sample the first demodulated signal; and
a second sample-and-hold circuit comprising an input coupled to the output of the demodulator circuit and configured to sample the first demodulated signal or the second demodulated signal;
a first reference buffer coupled to an output of the first sample-and-hold circuit, the first reference buffer configured to output a first voltage reference for the capacitive sensing device; and
a second reference buffer coupled to an output of the second sample-and-hold circuit, the second reference buffer configured to output a second voltage reference for the capacitive sensing device, wherein the first voltage reference differs from the second voltage reference.

US Pat. No. 10,365,747

TOUCH-SENSING PANEL AND FORCE DETECTION

1. A mobile electronic device comprising:a housing;
a capacitive touch sensing panel comprising:
a substrate having a first surface;
a plurality of drive electrodes or sense electrodes of a touch sensor disposed on the first surface;
a plurality of drive electrodes or sense electrodes of the touch sensor disposed on a second surface,
wherein if a plurality of drive electrodes is disposed on the first surface, a plurality of sense electrodes is disposed on the second surface,
wherein if a plurality of sense electrodes is disposed on the first surface, a plurality of drive electrodes is disposed on the second surface, and
wherein the plurality of drive electrodes is comprised of a clear conductive material;
a display;
a cover sheet, wherein the first surface of the substrate is configured to face towards the cover sheet; and
an optically clear adhesive layer (OCA) disposed between the first surface of the substrate and the cover sheet;
one or more processors comprising a voltage driver and an integrator circuit, the voltage driver configured to provide an alternating voltage;
a first variable resistance electrode coupled to an output of the voltage driver and an input of the integrator circuit,
wherein the integrator circuit is configured to measure a parameter of the first variable resistance electrode,
wherein the first variable resistance electrode is configured to be driven by the alternating voltage provided by the voltage driver, and
wherein the first variable resistance electrode is disposed between the capacitive touch sensing panel and the housing;
the one or more processors configured to determine, based on the measured parameter, an amount of force applied to a sensing area of the capacitive touch sensing panel; and
the one or more processors further configured to determine whether the amount of force exceeds a first threshold value, and if the amount of force exceeds the first threshold value, cause the mobile electronic device to trigger a first event.

US Pat. No. 10,365,680

VOLTAGE SUPPLY SYSTEM WITH BOOST CONVERTER AND CHARGE PUMP

Skyworks Solutions, Inc.,...

1. A method for operating a voltage supply system, the method comprising:generating a first output voltage with a charge pump of the voltage supply system based on an input voltage when in a first mode;
delivering the input voltage as a second output voltage when in a second mode; and
generating a third output voltage with a boost converter of the voltage supply system based on the input voltage when in a third mode, the boost converter including an input node, an inductor, and one or more switches, but no switch coupled between the inductor and the input node.

US Pat. No. 10,365,679

REGENERATIVE CURRENT DETECTION CIRCUIT, CHARGE CURRENT DETECTION CIRCUIT, AND MOTOR CURRENT DETECTION SYSTEM

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA,...

1. A regenerative current detection circuit comprising:a first power MOS transistor that is configured as a current mirror to a second power MOS transistor connected to drive a motor winding;
a first feedback amplifier that compares a first regenerative current that flows in the first power MOS transistor with a second regenerative current that flows in the second power MOS transistor and outputs a comparison result, the second regenerative current being obtained by multiplying the first regenerative current by a current mirror ratio; and
a current detection circuit that outputs a detection current based on the comparison result.

US Pat. No. 10,365,618

METHOD FOR OPERATING A REDUNDANT AUTOMATION SYSTEM

Siemens Aktiengesellschaf...

1. A method for operating a redundant automation system provided with a first subsystem and a second subsystem which each include a processor for executing transmission and reception tasks to provide disruption free redundant operation of the automation system, comprising:operating one of the first and second subsystems as a master and operating another of the first and second subsystems as a slave;
providing the first and second subsystems with transmission and reception tasks to transmit and receive messages;
forwarding a first message to the master using a message handler of the master such that the first message is transmitted both from a first transmission task of the master to a first reception task of the master and from a first transmission task of the slave to a first reception task of the slave, the message handler of the master being utilized to transmit a message reference to a message handler of the slave for entry in a queue of the slave, and the queue indicating a transmission sequence of messages transmitted utilizing the master;
forwarding the first message to the first reception task of the slave using the message handler of the slave after the message reference has been read from the queue of the slave utilizing the message handler of the slave to ensure processing of the messages in the master and the slave of the redundant automation system in a temporally asynchronous manner and with program path synchronization to provide disruption free operation of the redundant automation system;
wherein one of:
(i) a second message is transmitted both to the first reception task of the master and to the first reception task of the slave utilizing a second transmission task of the master by supplying the second message to the reception task of the master using the message handler of the master and a copy of the second message being transmitted to the message handler of the slave, the message copy being forwarded to the reception task of the slave utilizing the message handler of the slave when the queue does not store any message references or messages, and the copy of the second message otherwise initially being entered in the queue for forwarding to the reception task of the slave; and
(ii) the second message is transmitted both to the first reception task of the slave and to the first reception task of the master utilizing a second transmission task of the slave by one of:
(a) storing the second message using the message handler of the slave and transmitting a copy of the second message to the message handler of the master for forwarding to the reception task of the master, the message handler of the master transmitting a further message reference to the message handler of the slave, the stored message being transmitted to the reception task of the slave utilizing the message handler of the slave when the queue does not store any message references or messages, and otherwise the further message reference initially being stored in the queue, the copy of the second message being transmitted to the reception task of the slave after the further message reference has been read from the queue; and
(b) transmitting the second message to the message handler of the master utilizing the message handler of the slave for forwarding to the reception task of the master, the message handler of the master transmitting the second message to the message handler of the slave, the second message being transmitted to the reception task of the slave using the message handler of the slave when the queue does not store any message references or messages, and otherwise the second message being entered in the queue for forwarding to the reception task of the slave; and
wherein a third transmission task of one of the first and second subsystems is used to transmit a third message to a third reception task of one of the first and second subsystems by using a message handler of one of the first and second subsystems to transmit the third message to the third reception task of one of the first and second subsystems.

US Pat. No. 10,365,575

CHARGING MEMBER, PROCESS CARTRIDGE, AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

FUJI XEROX CO., LTD., Mi...

1. A charging member comprising:a cylindrical, hollow or solid, electroconductive base member; and
an elastic layer device disposed on the electroconductive base member,
wherein when a surface profile of the charging member is subjected to a periodicity analysis in a circumferential direction, the surface profile has a maximum amplitude, in a period region of smaller than 5 mm, within a range of higher than or equal to 0.20 ?m and smaller than or equal to 0.90 ?m,
wherein when the surface profile of the charging member is subjected to the periodicity analysis in the circumferential direction, the surface profile has a maximum amplitude, in a period region of higher than or equal to 5 mm and smaller than or equal to L mm, within a range of higher than or equal to 1.0 ?m and smaller than or equal to 5.0 ?m, where an outer perimeter of the charging member is denoted with L mm, and
wherein said surface profile is of an outermost layer of the charging member.

US Pat. No. 10,365,559

PHOTOSENSITIVE RESIN COMPOSITION, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING CURED RESIN FILM, AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

TORAY INDUSTRIES, INC., ...

1. A photosensitive resin composition comprising:one or more kinds of alkali-soluble resins selected from a polyimide, a polybenzoxazole, a polyimide precursor, a polybenzoxazole precursor, and a copolymer of two or more kinds of polymers selected therefrom; and
a photosensitizer;
wherein the photosensitive resin composition further comprises a compound represented by the following general formula (1):

wherein, in the general formula (1), R1 and R2 each independently represent a C1-C20 monovalent organic group; and
X represents a sulfur atom.

US Pat. No. 10,365,551

WAVELENGTH CONVERSION MEMBER INCLUDING PHOSPHOR

PANASONIC CORPORATION, O...

1. A wavelength conversion member comprising:a substrate; and
a wavelength conversion layer that has a first surface in direct contact with the substrate, and a second surface opposite to the first surface,
wherein the wavelength conversion layer contains a first phosphor that emits first light having longer wavelengths than excitation light, and a second phosphor that emits second light having longer wavelengths than the excitation light,
the second phosphor has a higher thermal conductivity than the first phosphor,
in the wavelength conversion layer, a volume of the second phosphor is larger than a volume of the first phosphor,
the wavelength conversion layer includes a first portion having the first surface and a second portion having the second surface,
the first portion is located closer to the substrate than the second portion, and is in direct contact with the second portion,
thicknesses of the first portion and the second portion are equal to each other, and
a volume V11 of the first phosphor in the first portion, a volume V12 of the second phosphor in the first portion, a volume V21 of the first phosphor in the second portion, and a volume V22 of the second phosphor in the second portion satisfy V11/V12 wherein the second surface of the wavelength conversion layer is a surface on which excitation light from a semiconductor light-emitting element is incident.

US Pat. No. 10,364,951

UNIVERSAL DOWN LIGHT BEZEL MOUNTING SYSTEM

1. A light-mounting system comprising:an outer bezel configured for being secured to a ceiling;
a light-emitting device configured for being received in a recess in the ceiling above the outer bezel; and
an inner bezel configured for being secured to the light-emitting device below and through at least a portion of the outer bezel such that the outer bezel is retained between the light emitting device and the inner bezel.

US Pat. No. 10,364,890

DOUBLE CUP-SHAPED PISTON FOR A DISC BRAKE

1. A double cup-shaped piston, for a disk brake comprising an electromechanical parking brake apparatus, the double cup-shaped piston comprising:a piston wall which is provided to be seated with a free edge firstly on a rear plate of a friction lining, and
an integral dome starting from a piston crown, which dome forms an open receptacle for an actuating apparatus of the electromechanical parking brake apparatus diametrically with respect to the edge of the piston,
wherein at least one section of a wall of the dome is of conical configuration in order to feed in compressive force via the electromechanical actuating apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,364,821

GRINDER PUMP AND CUTTING ASSEMBLY THEREOF

Liberty Pumps, Inc., Ber...

1. A cutting assembly for size reduction of solids in a liquid to be pumped, the cutting assembly comprising:a) a drive shaft rotatable in a first direction around an axis of rotation;
b) a rotary cutter rotatably engaged with the drive shaft and comprised of at least a first cutting blade and a second cutting blade, each of the first and the second cutting blades including a curvilinear leading blade cutting edge defining a cutting plane and advanceable in the direction of rotation; and
c) a cutter plate comprised of a cutter wall including an inner discharge surface, an outer cutter surface perpendicular to the axis of rotation of the drive shaft and coplanar with the cutting plane and contiguous with the curvilinear leading blade cutting edges of the first and second cutting blades, a central opening defined by a side wall surrounding an outer end portion of the drive shaft, and a plurality of cutting ports, each cutting port of the plurality of cutting ports comprising a plate cutting edge and a first orifice extending from the outer cutter surface to the inner discharge surface, the plurality of cutting ports distributed around the central opening over a range of radial distances from the side wall of the central opening, wherein a radially innermost cutting port of the plurality of cutter ports is located at a radially innermost location of the outer cutter surface of the cutter wall, radially intermediate cutting ports of the plurality of cutting ports are located at intermediate locations of the outer cutter surface of the cutter wall, and a radially outermost cutting port of the plurality of cutter ports is located at a radially outermost location of the outer cutter surface of the cutter wall;
wherein when the rotary cutter is rotated in the first direction of rotation, the cutting blades are rotationally advanced along the outer cutter surface of the cutter wall with the leading blade cutting edges in a shearing action along the cutting plane against the plate cutting edge of the radially innermost cutting port of the plurality of cutting ports at a radially innermost cutting region of the cutting blades, against the plate cutting edges of the radially intermediate cutting ports of the plurality of cutting ports at a radially intermediate cutting region of the cutting blades, and against the plate cutting edge of the outermost cutting port of the plurality of cutting ports at a radially outermost cutting region of the cutting blades.

US Pat. No. 10,364,819

COMPRESSOR USABLE WITHIN A GAS TURBINE ENGINE

1. A compressor for a gas turbine engine, comprising:a stator assembly formed from a plurality of stator vanes, wherein at least one stator vane is formed from a generally elongated airfoil having a leading edge, a trailing edge, a pressure side, a suction side, an endwall coupled to a first end and a tip extending radially inwardly and terminating proximate to a rotor assembly;
wherein the rotor assembly is formed from a rotor drum having a radially outer surface and a plurality of compressor blades wherein at least one compressor blade is formed from a generally elongated airfoil having a leading edge, a trailing edge, a pressure side, a suction side, a platform at a first end and a tip extending radially outwardly and terminating proximate to the stator assembly;
a pumping system positioned on the rotor outer surface of the rotor drum and aligned radially with at least one stator vane, wherein the pumping system includes at least one pumping component configured to pump air in an axially downstream direction to counteract reverse leakage flow at a gap formed between the stator vane tip and the radially outer surface of the rotor drum,
wherein the at least one pumping component comprises at least one cutout, wherein the cutout is positioned so that a downstream end of the cutout terminates in axially lateral alignment with the trailing edge of the stator vane and an upstream end of the cutout terminates in axially lateral alignment with the leading edge of the stator vane,
wherein at least a portion of the at least one cutout overlaps an axially extending axis from an end of an adjacent cutout, and
wherein the at least one cutout comprises a plurality of circumferentially spaced cutouts aligned into a row on the radially outer surface of the rotor drum and aligned relative to the at least one stator vane.

US Pat. No. 10,364,493

EXHAUST APPARATUS AND SUBSTRATE PROCESSING APPARATUS HAVING AN EXHAUST LINE WITH A FIRST RING HAVING AT LEAST ONE HOLE ON A LATERAL SIDE THEREOF PLACED IN THE EXHAUST LINE

ASM IP Holding B.V., Alm...

1. An exhaust apparatus comprising:a first exhaust line;
a second exhaust line connected to the first exhaust line;
a third exhaust line connected to the first exhaust line;
a first ring placed in the second exhaust line, the first ring having at least one hole on a lateral side thereof; and
a first gas line connected to the second exhaust line through the first ring,
wherein when gas is supplied to the first gas line, the first exhaust line does not communicate with the second exhaust line but communicates with the third exhaust line.

US Pat. No. 10,364,310

PROCESS FOR PRODUCING POLYETHYLENE

BOREALIS AG, Vienna (AT)...

1. A multistage process comprising at least one slurry phase polymerization stage and at least one gas phase polymerization stage for producing ethylene copolymers comprising the steps of(a1) introducing ethylene, optionally hydrogen and optionally alpha-olefin comonomer having from 4 to 10 carbon atoms into an optional polymerization stage A1 in the presence of a solid catalyst Ziegler-Natta component, a cocatalyst and optionally an external additive,
(b1) maintaining said polymerization stage A1 in such conditions as to produce an ethylene homo- or copolymer product P-A1
(a2-i) feeding ethylene, the polymerization product P-A1, optionally alpha-olefin comonomer having from 4 to 10 carbon atoms and optionally an external additive to a polymerization stage A2, or
(a2-ii) feeding ethylene, a solid catalyst Ziegler-Natta component, a cocatalyst, optionally alpha-olefin comonomer having from 4 to 10 carbon atoms and optionally an external additive to a polymerization stage A2
(b2) maintaining said polymerization stage A2 in such conditions as to produce a lower molecular weight (co)polymer P-A2 or a (co)polymer mixture P-M1 comprising the optional ethylene (co)polymer P-A1 and the lower molecular weight ethylene (co)polymer P-A2,
(c) feeding the polymerization product P-A2 or the (co)polymer mixture P-M1, additional ethylene and an alpha-olefin comonomer having from 4 to 10 carbon atoms, an external additive, which can be the same or different as the optional external additive in step (a1) or (a2), optionally hydrogen and optionally additional cocatalyst to the polymerization stage B
(d) maintaining said polymerization stage B in such conditions as to produce a higher molecular weight polymerization product P-B,
(e) recovering the polymerization product P-B from the polymerization stage B,
wherein the external additive has formula (I)
R1nSi(OR2)4-n,  (I)
where
n is an integer from 0 to 3,
each R1 are equal or different and are selected from H, halogen, alkyl groups of 1 to 6 carbon atoms optionally substituted with one or more halogen atoms, alkenyl groups of 2 to 6 carbon atoms optionally substituted with one or more halogen atoms, and aryl groups of 6 to 12 carbon atoms optionally substituted with one or more halogen atoms, or the R1 groups can form with the Si atom they are linked to a ring of 3 to 8 ring atoms, provided that all R1 are not hydrogen,
each R2 are equal or different and are selected from alkyl groups of 1 to 6 carbon atoms optionally substituted with one or more halogen atoms, alkenyl groups of 2 to 6 carbon atoms optionally substituted with one or more halogen atoms, and aryl groups of 6 to 12 carbon atoms optionally substituted with one or more halogen atoms, or the OR2 groups can form with the Si atom they are linked to a ring of 3 to 8 ring atoms,
halogen is Br, Cl or F, and
wherein the polymerization stage B is a gas phase polymerization stage.

US Pat. No. 10,364,307

PROCESS FOR PRODUCING PROPYLENE COPOLYMERS IN GAS PHASE

Borealis AG, Vienna (AT)...

1. A process for the preparation of a heterophasic copolymer of propylene and ethylene comprising:(I) in a first stage polymerising propylene and optionally ethylene in the presence of a solid particulate catalyst free from an external carrier, said catalyst comprising:
(i) a symmetrical complex of formula (I):

wherein
M is zirconium or hafnium;
each X is a sigma ligand;
L is a divalent bridge selected from —R?2C—, —R?2C—CR?2—, —R?2Si—, —R?2Si—SiR?2—, —R?2Ge—, wherein each R? is independently a hydrogen atom, C1-C20-alkyl, tri(C1-C20-alkyl)silyl, C6-C20-aryl, C7-C20-arylalkyl or C7-C20-alkylaryl;
R2 is a C1-C20 hydrocarbyl radical;
R5 is a C1-C20 hydrocarbyl radical;
R6 is a tertiary C4-C20 hydrocarbyl radical;
R7 is a hydrogen atom or a C1-10-hydrocarbyl radical;
n is 0 to 3;
R1 is a C1-C20 hydrocarbyl radical and optionally two adjacent R1 groups taken together can form a further mono or multicyclic ring condensed to Ph ring optionally substituted by one or two groups R4; and
R4 is a C1-C10 alkyl radical
and (ii) a cocatalyst; and
(II) in a second subsequent stage polymerising propylene and ethylene in the gas phase in the presence of the product of step (I) and in the presence of the catalyst from step (I) to produce said heterophasic copolymer of propylene and ethylene;
wherein the xylene soluble fraction (XS) of the heterophasic copolymer of propylene and ethylene has an intrinsic viscosity of at least 1.5 dl/g and an ethylene content of 10 to 70 wt %; and
wherein the xylene soluble fraction (XS) is at least 15 wt % of the heterophasic copolymer of propylene and ethylene.

US Pat. No. 10,364,301

MODIFIED ISOBUTYLENE-ISOPRENE RUBBER, PRODUCTION METHOD FOR SAME AND CURED MATERIAL OF SAME

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

1. A modified isobutylene-isoprene rubber (IIR) comprising a structural unit of the following Chemical Formula 1:
wherein in Chemical Formula 1, X is a functional group represented by the following Chemical Formula 3:

wherein in Chemical Formula 3, R3 to R8 are each independently a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group having 1 to 12 carbon atoms; or hydrogen.

US Pat. No. 10,364,298

CLOSTRIDIUM DIFFICILE LIPOTEICHOIC ACID AND USES THEREOF

National Research Council...

1. A composition comprising an LTA compound comprising the structure of Formula I
wherein R1 is selected from NH2 and NHAc; each R2 is independently selected from NH2 and NHAc; and n is an integer between about 1 and 20, wherein the compound is covalently-linked to a carrier molecule.

US Pat. No. 10,364,137

MULTI-CONTAINER REFRIGERATION, DISPENSING, AND MANAGEMENT UNIT

1. A dispensing unit for beverages comprising:a housing having an air-conditioned compartment and a utility compartment;
a refrigeration assembly disposed in the utility compartment accessible through a utility compartment door for cooling the air-conditioned compartment;
a pressurized gas container removably disposed in the utility compartment and removably connected to a manifold to delivery pressured gas to the manifold;
a gas regulator disposed between the pressurized gas container and the manifold to control the pressure of gas delivered to the manifold;
a one-way valve in fluid communications with the manifold to prevent fluid from back flowing from the manifold;
a purge assembly carried by the housing and in fluid communication with the manifold;
a removable cap removably attached to the purge assembly and removably attached to a beverage container, the removable cap having an inlet and an outlet;
a purge actuator included in the purge assembly that, when actuated, opens a purge valve disposed between the manifold and the removable cap so that a predetermined amount of pressurized gas enters the beverage container so that pressurized gas from the purge assembly can be injected into the container to displace the existing gas in the headspace of the beverage container;
a tray disposed in the air-conditioned compartment having a connection block removably connected to the removable cap and in fluid communications with the manifold so that the contents of the beverage container are pressurized;
a tap attached to the housing and in fluid communications with the fluid in the beverage container so that when the tap is actuated, fluid in the beverage container is dispensed through the tap;
a control unit carried by the housing connected to a display;
a scale carried by the tray and connected to the control unit to determine the weight of the beverage container plus the fluid in the beverage container;
a temperature sensor disposed in the air-conditioned compartment and connected to the control unit to determine the temperature in the air-conditioned compartment;
a pressure sensor in fluid communication with the manifold for determining the pressure in the pressurized gas container and in communications with the control unit;
a set of computer readable instructions included in the control unit for receiving beverage container information from an input assembly carried by the housing and connected to the control unit, receiving weight information from the scale, approximating the volume of fluid remaining in the container according to the beverage container information weight information, receiving the temperature from the temperature sensor, activating the refrigeration assembly when the temperature exceeds a pre-set temperature and deactivating the refrigeration assembly when the temperature fall below the pre-set temperature, receiving pressure information from the pressure sensor, displaying at least a portion of the beverage container information, approximate fluid remaining in the beverage container and temperature on the display, accessing an external database, retrieving additional beverage container information and displaying at least a portion of the additional beverage container information on the display, receiving purchase information from an external server and displaying purchase information on the display; and,
a transceiver included in the control unit for transmitting the approximate fluid remaining in the beverage container, temperature in the air-conditioned compartment, pressure of the pressurized gas container, purchase information, at least a portion of the beverage container information and additional beverage container information to the remote computer device and transmitting the beverage container information and approximate fluid remaining in the beverage container to an aggregation database.

US Pat. No. 10,364,022

AIRCRAFT LANDING GEAR ASSEMBLY

Safran Landing Systems UK...

1. An aircraft landing gear assembly comprising:a lock link comprising a first link pivotally coupled to a second link, the lock link being movable between a locked, generally aligned condition and an unlocked broken condition, a first one of the links including a lock link engagement formation that defines a swept volume as the lock link moves between the locked condition and the unlocked broken condition;
an electromechanical rotary unlock actuator comprising:
a motor unit arranged to rotate a shaft;
a crank arm mounted on the shaft to rotate therewith; and
an elongate pawl, which includes a pawl engagement formation, the pawl being movably coupled to the crank arm such that rotation of the shaft in a first direction moves the pawl engagement formation into the swept volume of the lock link engagement formation for engagement therewith to change the lock link from the locked condition to the unlocked condition, and rotation of the shaft in the opposite direction moves the pawl engagement formation out of the swept volume of the lock link engagement formation to permit the lock link to assume the locked condition; and
a release mechanism operable to permit the lock link to assume the locked condition in the event of a motor jam which inhibits rotation of the shaft in the second direction, wherein the release mechanism comprises an auxiliary actuator arranged to move the pawl engagement formation relative to the crank arm, the release mechanism being arranged such that the pawl and auxiliary actuator are independently movable with respect to one another.

US Pat. No. 10,363,984

BODY COVER STRUCTURE FOR SADDLE RIDING VEHICLE

Honda Motor Co., Ltd., T...

1. A body cover structure for a saddle riding vehicle, said body cover structure comprising:a body cover made of fiber-reinforced resin, for covering an outside of a vehicle body,
a protruding portion provided inside the body cover covering an outside of an engine or a first component supposed to get hot, the first component relating to the engine; and
an abutting surface provided at a distal end of the protruding portion, said abutting surface being a flat surface and abutting on an outside surface of the engine or the first component,
wherein:
a back surface of a cover body, constituting the body cover, is inclined with respect to the outside surface of the engine or the first component,
the protruding portion has a hollow structure formed by two outer peripheral walls extending from the back surface of the cover body, and an inner wall provided at the distal end of the protruding portion, and the abutting surface is formed on the inner wall,
portions of the outer peripheral walls which face toward each other are parallel to each other,
the outer peripheral walls are inclined with respect to the outside surface of the engine or the first component and the back surface of the cover body, and
the outer peripheral walls and the inner wall of the protruding portion are made of resin material with higher heat resistance than the cover body constituting the body cover.

US Pat. No. 10,363,870

PASSENGER WAKE-UP APPARATUS

SUBARU CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A passenger wake-up apparatus for use in a vehicle, the vehicle comprising a detector configured to detect a state of a passenger, and the vehicle being capable of automated driving control or driving support control based on a result of detection by the detector, the passenger wake-up apparatus comprising:a rest on which the passenger can put a foot; and
a driving unit configured to be able to move the rest,
wherein when determining that there is a decrease in a level of wakefulness of the passenger on a basis of a result of the detection by the detector, the driving unit moves the rest to push the foot of the passenger, while the automated driving control or the driving support control of the vehicle is performed.

US Pat. No. 10,363,410

PROVIDING LIFE SUPPORT

ZOLL Medical Corporation,...

1. A wearable life support device comprising:a garment configured to be worn by a patient;
sensing electrodes coupled to the garment and configured to be held in contact with the patient when the garment is worn and receive electrocardiogram (ECG) signals from the patient;
a defibrillator unit supported by the garment;
at least two therapy electrodes coupled to the defibrillator unit and configured to deliver a defibrillation shock to the patient;
a first user interface comprising a display configured to display patient information and receive at least one input comprising patient information; and
a control unit configured to:
receive and store patient information received via the first user interface,
operate the wearable life support device according to a first mode of operation in which the wearable life support device is operated as a stand-alone device to deliver a first life support protocol to the patient, the first life support protocol comprising monitoring the ECG signals from the patient, processing of the ECG signals to determine an occurrence of a cardiac event, sending a signal to the at least two therapy electrodes to deliver the defibrillation shock to the patient in response to the determination of the occurrence of the cardiac event, and storing first life support protocol information,
communicatively couple with a second life support device, the second life support device comprising a second user interface,
transmit historical information to the second life support device, the historical information including the first life support protocol information and the stored patient information,
receive operating instructions via the communicative coupling with the second life support device to stop applying the first life support protocol and to apply a second life support protocol based on at least a portion of the received historical information and operating instructions input by a medical service provider via the second user interface of the second life support device, and wherein the second life support device provides the operating instructions to the wearable life support device without physically coupling to the patient, and
operate the wearable life support device in accordance with a second mode of operation according to the received operating instructions to modify the parameters of the first life support protocol.