US Pat. No. 10,597,934

REVERSIBLE WINDOW SHUTTER

PLASTIC DEVELOPMENT GROUP...

1. A reversible window shutter comprising:a frame; and
a two-part panel insert configured to attach to the frame, the two-part panel insert having
a first panel part having a first side and a second side, the first side of the first panel part defining a plurality of projections extending outwardly therefrom, wherein the first panel part includes a perimeter edge and a first plurality of mounting protrusions extending outwardly therefrom, each of the first plurality of mounting protrusions defining an aperture extending therethrough, and
a second panel part having a first side and a second side, the first side of the second panel part defining a plurality of pockets configured to receive the projections with an interference fit, the second panel part includes a perimeter edge and a second plurality of mounting protrusions extending outwardly therefrom, each of the second plurality of mounting protrusions defining an aperture extending therethrough and aligned with a respective one of the apertures of the first panel part; and
a fastener extending through one of the apertures of the first panel part, one of the apertures of the second panel part, and into the frame.

US Pat. No. 10,597,933

GLASS PANEL UNIT AND WINDOWPANE

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A glass panel unit, comprisinga first pane of glass,
a second pane of glass that faces the first pane of glass with the first pane of glass and the second pane of glass spaced a predetermined interval apart,
a seal that is disposed between the first pane of glass and the second pane of glass and joined to the first pane of glass and the second pane of glass in an airtight manner,
an interior space that is encompassed with the first pane of glass, the second pane of glass and the seal,
a partition wall that is disposed in the interior space and divides the interior space into a first space and a second space so that the first space is a vacuum space and the second space is a non-vacuum space,
an air release vent that is formed in the first pane of glass or the second pane of glass and communicates with the second space, and
a blocking member that is provided in the air release vent,
the blocking member being composed of a filler disposed in all of the air release vent and the second space so as to fill the air release vent and the second space.

US Pat. No. 10,597,932

SWINGING TYPE FIRE DOOR

1. A swinging type fire door comprising:a frame comprising opposite top and bottom walls and opposite first and second side walls each extending from the top wall to the bottom wall;
a first tube coupled to the top wall;
a second tube coupled to the bottom wall;
an inner wall having a first end coupled directly to the first tube and a second end coupled directly to the second tube; and
a filler material positioned between the inner wall and at least one of the side walls.

US Pat. No. 10,597,931

ETCHED PLATE FOR FORMING A MOLDED CONSTRUCTION COMPONENT

Masonite Corporation, Ta...

1. An etched plate for molding a molded construction component, the etched plate comprising an etched plate body comprising a plate surface with an inverse configuration to a stainable exterior surface of the molded construction component, the stainable exterior surface comprising stiles, rails, and panels with molded grooves and molded tonal portions stainable with a stain, the molded grooves of the molded construction component configured with variable depths and lengths relative to one another and variably spaced with respect to one another to collectively simulate an appearance of a naturally appearing wood grain tick pattern, the molded tonal portions of the molded construction component comprising depressions configured to receive and retain sufficient stain to simulate an appearance of darkened naturally occurring wood grain background tone.

US Pat. No. 10,597,930

IMPACT RATED LIGHT FRAME FOR SECTIONAL DOORS

OVERHEAD DOOR CORPORATION...

1. An impact rated window frame assembly for support within an opening of a sectional door, the frame assembly comprising:an interior frame member configured to be positioned on a first side of the sectional door;
an exterior frame member configured to be positioned on a second side of the sectional door opposite the first side;
a shield member disposed between the interior and exterior frame members; and
a plurality of fasteners positioned, wherein the frame assembly is configured to be supported in the opening, to extend within the opening of the sectional door and through the interior frame member, the exterior frame member, and the shield member to secure the shield member between the interior and exterior frame members and to secure the interior and exterior frame members onto the sectional door.

US Pat. No. 10,597,929

CENTRALLY CONTROLLED SAFE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

FireKing Security Product...

1. A system for managing safes over a network, comprising:at least one safe having a currency validator for accepting cash into a currency cassette, the currency validator being operable by programmable instructions and having a memory that stores the programmable instructions;
a door providing access to the currency cassette; and
an electronic lock that controls the opening of the door, the electronic lock being operable by programmable instructions and having a memory that stores the programmable instructions;
the system further comprising at least one server connected to said at least one safe over a network, wherein the at least one server through its connection to said at least one safe updates the programmable instructions of the currency validator.

US Pat. No. 10,597,928

BARRIER OPERATOR FEATURE ENHANCEMENT

The Chamberlain Group, In...

1. An apparatus comprising:a barrier operator communication module configured to communicate with a plurality of barrier operator types that use different communication protocols by sending communication signals by wireless or wired communication protocols;
an input/output module configured to communicate with a computing device over a network;
the input/output module further configured to receive an operation status of a barrier operator indicative of whether an associated barrier is closed;
control circuitry communicatively coupled to the barrier operator communication module and the input/output module, the control circuitry configured to cause the barrier operator communication module to communicate with any of the plurality of barrier operator types, the control circuitry of the apparatus further configured to communicate with a presence detector configured to detect a presence of a vehicle;
wherein the control circuitry is further configured to effect synchronization, in response to detection of the presence of the vehicle by the presence detector and the operation status indicating that the barrier is closed, between vehicle data stored by a storage device of the vehicle and computing device data stored by the computing device;
wherein synchronization includes communication of data between the vehicle and the computing device via the input/output module and the network.

US Pat. No. 10,597,927

BACKDOOR OPENING AND CLOSING APPARATUS

AISIN SEIKI KABUSHIKI KAI...

1. A backdoor opening and closing apparatus, comprising:a lateral communication device arranged at a left lateral rear portion, a right lateral rear portion, or at both the left and right lateral rear portions of a vehicle, the lateral communication device having a lateral portion determination reception area wherein radio signals sent by the lateral communication device reach;
a rear communication device arranged at a rear end portion of the vehicle, the rear communication device having a rear portion determination reception area wherein radio signals sent by the rear communication device reach;
a portable device which sends a response radio signal in response to the radio signals sent by the lateral communication device and the rear communication device;
a sensor having a detection area and provided at the lateral rear portion of the vehicle; and
processing circuitry configured to
receive the response radio signal sent by the portable device,
determine whether an authorized passenger who carries the portable device is positioned within any of the lateral portion determination or rear portion determination areas,
determine whether the authorized passenger is positioned within a common area by determining when the authorized passenger is positioned within an area wherein the lateral portion determination area and the rear portion determination area overlap,
initiate a predetermined operation of the backdoor in response to the detection signal sent by the sensor only when it is determined that the authorized passenger is positioned within the common area, and
operate a backdoor in response to a detection signal sent by the sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,597,926

CLUTCH, MOTOR, AND POWER WINDOW DEVICE

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A clutch comprising:an annular collar having an inner circumferential surface;
a driving-side rotor configured to be driven and rotated;
a driven-side rotor having a control surface opposed to the inner circumferential surface of the collar;
a rolling element located between the control surface and the collar and having two opposite sides in a circumferential direction of the collar; and
a retainer including two circumferential holders holding the two opposite sides of the rolling element, which is located between the control surface and the collar, wherein the retainer is configured to rotate in the circumferential direction, wherein
the clutch is configured, when the driving-side rotor is in a non-driven-rotated state, to prevent rotation of the driven-side rotor by setting the rolling element in a locked state in which the rolling element is held by the control surface and the collar,
the clutch is configured so that when the driving-side rotor is driven and rotated in the locked state, the driving-side rotor pushes the rolling element via the two circumferential holders in a rotation direction to release the rolling element from the locked state, and
each of the two circumferential holders includes an extending guide portion configured to guide the rolling element toward a radially inner side of the collar when the rolling element is released from the locked state.

US Pat. No. 10,597,925

MECHANICAL MONO-FOLD DOOR

Lester Building Systems, ...

1. A door opener mechanism for opening and closing a top hinged mono-fold door having a back surface, the mono-fold door being mounted within a building opening by a door frame, the door frame defined by two spaced vertical members and a header supported in a generally horizontal orientation mounted between or above the vertical members, the mono-fold door being rotatably mounted to the header, the door opener mechanism comprising:a. a winding mechanism to be secured to the building or door frame, the winding mechanism including means for engaging a cable or strap, a winding drum on which a cable or strap can be wound and means for operatively engaging an actuator;
b. a strut having a leading end for slidably engaging the back surface of the mono-fold door and an opposite suspended trailing end of the strut;
c. at least one cable or strap having means for engaging the winding drum, a first end for engaging the strut at or near the leading end of the strut, and a second end for engaging the strut at or near the trailing end of the strut;
d. an actuator operatively engaging the winding drum, the actuator including means for rotating the winding drum, such that when the winding drum is rotated in a first direction, the cable or strap winds up on the winding drum, causing the leading end of the strut to slidably engage the back side of the mono-fold door to rotate the mono-fold door upward to an open position, and when the winding drum is rotated in an opposite second direction, the cable or strap unwinds from the winding drum, causing the leading end of the strut to drop, allowing the mono-fold door to rotate downward to a closed position.

US Pat. No. 10,597,924

SILENT SPRING HINGE

UNIND (SHENZHEN) CO., LIM...

1. A silent spring hinge for a cabinet door, comprising:a fixing base;
a hinge arm; and
a spring assembly, the hinge arm being rotatably connected to the fixing base and being engaged with a rotating wheel mounted on the fixing base, and the spring assembly being mounted on the fixing base and being eccentrically and elastically connected to a wheel surface of the rotating wheel,
wherein a damping assembly corresponding to an edge of the rotating wheel is further provided on the fixing base, the damping assembly comprising a sleeve body, a steel ball, a spring and a lock nut, an outer wall of the sleeve body being snap-fitted on the fixing base, the steel ball, the spring and the lock nut being mounted within the sleeve body in sequence, a portion of the steel ball being exposed from the sleeve body and being elastically in contact with the edge of the rotating wheel, and a deceleration groove and a self-locking groove, provided on the edge of the rotating wheel, being successively in contact with the steel ball at a final stage of the process of closing the cabinet door.

US Pat. No. 10,597,923

STOP POSITION DAMPING DEVICE AND ARRANGEMENT WITH STOP POSITION DAMPING DEVICE

HAHN-Gasfedern GmbH, Aic...

1. Stop position damping device (13) for a sliding element (11) that is slidably supported in a sliding direction (R) relative to a stationary element (12), the stop position damping device (13) comprising:a damping cylinder (35), that comprises a first end (36) and a second end (37) opposite to the first end (36), a distance between which is changeable in a length direction (L) of the damping cylinder (35), and a catch part (45) at the first end (36),
a damping cylinder supporting arrangement (23), at which the damping cylinder (35) is mounted, that is connected with a base carrier (21) via a first pivot bearing (22), wherein the damping cylinder supporting arrangement (23) is pivotably supported near the second end (36) of the damping cylinder (35) around a first pivot axis (S1) extending a transverse direction (Q) perpendicular to the length direction (L),
wherein the damping cylinder supporting arrangement (23) comprises a biasing element (25) at a free end (24) opposite to the first pivot bearing (22) in the length direction (L), wherein the biasing element (25) is configured to urge the free end (24) of the damping cylinder supporting arrangement (23) away from the base carrier (21) and in so doing to create a torque (M) of the damping cylinder supporting arrangement (23) around the first pivot axis (S1).

US Pat. No. 10,597,922

AUTOMATIC SLIDING DOOR

1. An automatic sliding door comprising:a rail having
a first end;
a second end;a reset component mounted on the first end of the rail and havinga housing having
a first side surface; and
a second side surface;
a rod rotatably mounted in the housing;
a first elastic component mounted in the housing, mounted around the rod, and having
a first end fixed to the rod; and
a second end extending out of the housing;
a pulley set slidably mounted in the rail, a bottom end of the pulley set extending out of the rail, and the pulley set having
a first end connected with the second end of the first elastic component; and
a second end, wherein the first elastic component continually pulls the pulley set toward the reset component; and
a door panel mounted on the pulley set;wherein the reset component hasa fixed pillar
a second elastic component mounted in the housing, mounted between the rod and the fixed pillar, and having
a first end fixed to the fixed pillar; and
a second end mounted on the rod.

US Pat. No. 10,597,921

ACTUATING DEVICE FOR THE SASH OF A SLIDING WINDOW OR DOOR

1. An actuating device for a sash of a sliding window or door, comprising:a carriage configured for being associated to said sash, wherein said carriage comprises:
at least one slide provided with a roller configured for sliding along a substantially horizontal sliding direction corresponding to a sliding direction of said sash,
a connector configured for mounting said slide on said sash so as to enable a secondary sliding motion of said slide relative to said sash along the sliding direction, between a stationed position and a sliding position and vice versa,
at least a connecting portion configured for being fixed to said sash, said connecting portion being operatively associated to said slide by an inclined plane, so that the secondary sliding motion of the slide towards the sliding position determines a raising of the sash and the secondary sliding motion of the slide towards the stationed position determines a lowering of the sash,
a rear command shaft configured for being arranged along a rear head surface of said sash and operatively interposed between an actuator and said carriage for generating said secondary sliding motion,
a front command shaft configured for being arranged along a front head surface of said sash and operatively interposed between said carriage and at least a retaining device of said sash for moving said retaining device between a closed position and an open position,
wherein the actuator comprises a handle configured for being mounted on said rear head surface of said sash having a rotation axis parallel to said sliding direction so that said actuator rotates in a plane that is perpendicular to the sliding direction.

US Pat. No. 10,597,920

MAGNETIC LEVITATING DOOR

1. A door assembly with a door disposable in front of a door opening and traversable between an open position and closed position, the door assembly comprising:the door being slidable to the open and closed positions, the door defining a length;
a bracket attached to the door;
a first permanent magnet attached to the bracket, the first permanent magnet defining a length and a width and having north and south poles, the width being horizontally transverse to the length of the door;
a track disposed adjacent to the door opening, the bracket being slidably mounted to the track;
a second permanent magnet attached to the track and having north and south poles, the like poles of the first and second permanent magnet facing each other to repulsively lift an entire weight of the door up, the second permanent magnet having a width horizontally transverse to the length of the door, the second permanent magnet width being different than the first permanent magnet width, the second permanent magnet having a length greater than a length of the door, the first and second permanent magnets vertically aligned to each other; and
a stabilizing prong connected to the track and bracket for maintaining vertical alignment between the track and bracket as the door is traversed between the open and closed positions.

US Pat. No. 10,597,919

DOOR HINGE

1. A hinge, including:an inner door hinge part and an outer door hinge part, wherein the inner and outer door hinge parts comprise fixing means in the form of hinge plates, for mounting to door frame and to door associated with the door frame, respectively, wherein the outer door hinge part comprises two bearing portions which are fixedly connected together by the fixing means, and wherein the inner door hinge part comprises one bearing portion which is arranged between two bearing portions of the outer door hinge part,
wherein at least one of the bearing portions of the inner door hinge part or the outer door hinge part comprises:
an end face recess in the form of a blind hole with a flat base spanning an entire cross section of the blind hole and being formed integrally with a cylindrical wall of the at least one bearing portion of the inner door hinge part or the outer door hinge part,
a first cylindrical sliding cup element lying in the blind hole with an end face outer wall superficially on the flat base of the blind hole, wherein the first cylindrical sliding cup element comprises a ball socket-shaped wall and a metal ball lying in the ball socket-shaped wall, and
a second cylindrical sliding cup element lying fully or partly in the blind hole, wherein, on an end face of the second cylindrical cup element pointing towards the ball, the second cylindrical cup element has a concave ball socket-shaped wall lying superficially on a surface of the metal ball, wherein the second cylindrical sliding cup element, on an end face pointing away from the ball, has a central recess in which a cylindrical protrusion
of an adjacent bearing portion of the inner door hinge part or the outer door hinge part is configured to engage, wherein the protrusion rests with an end face on a base wall of the central recess.

US Pat. No. 10,597,918

THROWABLE MICROPHONE WITH MAGNETIC LOCK

TRICK TECHNOLOGIES OY, E...

1. An apparatus comprising:a padded base having a cylindrical opening formed therein, and comprising a first magnetic element disposed proximate to a bottom surface of said cylindrical opening of said base; and
an insert comprising a microphone and a second magnetic element disposed proximate to a distal end of the insert, such that when the distal end of the insert is inserted into said cylindrical opening of said base and said first magnetic element of said base is aligned with the second magnetic element of said insert in a first orientation, said insert is held within said cylindrical opening of said base by attractive force between the first magnetic element and the second magnetic element, and wherein when said insert is rotated within said cylindrical opening of said base to a second orientation wherein said first magnetic element and said second magnetic element are not aligned with each other, the attractive force between the first magnetic element and the second magnetic element is diminished and said insert is not held within said cylindrical opening of said base by attractive force between the first magnetic element and the second magnetic element;
wherein at least one of said first magnetic element and said second magnetic element comprises a permanent magnet.

US Pat. No. 10,597,917

STRETCHABLE ADJUSTABLE-STIFFNESS ASSEMBLIES

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A stretchable adjustable-stiffness assembly comprising:a casing configured to be fluidly sealed, the casing defining a first axis and comprising an interior compartment containing a first fluid, the first fluid being configured to shift between a first interior pressure and a second interior pressure that is less than both the first interior pressure and an exterior pressure external to the casing;
a first friction layer at least partially disposed within the interior compartment; and
a second friction layer at least partially disposed within the interior compartment, wherein:
the stretchable adjustable-stiffness assembly is configured to shift between a relaxed configuration and a fixed configuration;
in the relaxed configuration, the first fluid has the first interior pressure, the casing is stretchable along the first axis such that a casing length varies between a first dimension and a second dimension greater than the first dimension, and the stretchable adjustable-stiffness assembly has a first stiffness;
in the fixed configuration, the first fluid has the second interior pressure, the casing length is fixed at greater than or equal to the first dimension and less than or equal to the second dimension, the first friction layer engages the second friction layer, and the stretchable adjustable-stiffness assembly has a second stiffness greater than the first stiffness;
the first friction layer and the second friction layer each comprise at least one sheet, the first friction layer is fixed to the casing at a first edge of the casing and the second friction layer is fixed to the casing at a second edge of the casing.
the casing defines a second axis substantially perpendicular to the first axis and in the relaxed configuration, the casing is configured to be stretchable along the second axis such that a casing width varies between a third dimension and a fourth dimension greater than the third dimension; and
in the fixed configuration, the casing width is fixed at greater than or equal to the third dimension and less than or equal to the fourth dimension.

US Pat. No. 10,597,916

CORNER DEFLECTION MEANS OF A FITTING FOR A WINDOW CASEMENT OR A DOOR LEAF

SAPA AS, Oslo (NO)

1. A corner deflector of a fitting for a window casement or a door leaf, being inserted into a C-shaped casement groove in a rebate of a frame profile of the window casement or door leaf, the corner deflector comprising a first corner limb and a second corner limb at right angles to the first corner limb; wherein the C-shaped casement groove comprises a limb, the limb of the C-shaped casement groove comprises an undercut and is provided on a first longitudinal side of at least one of the first corner limb and the second corner limb; wherein a region of a second longitudinal side of at least one of the first corner limb and the second corner limb located opposite the undercut of the first longitudinal side is undercut-free; and wherein the second longitudinal side comprises at least one securing element thereon, the securing element is moveable relative to the second longitudinal side between a securing position and a disengagement position.

US Pat. No. 10,597,915

LOCKING MECHANISM

HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPO...

1. A locking mechanism comprising:a base defining an open mouthed recess for receiving a member to be selectively retained in the recess;
a pair of locking elements mounted for rotational movement between a retracted position in which they permit access to the recess and an extended position in which they extend at least partially across the mouth of the recess; and
a drive for simultaneously moving the locking elements in opposite rotational directions;
wherein said base comprises at least one arm, said at least one arm comprising respective guides to guide the movement of said locking elements between said retracted and extended positions;
wherein said locking elements comprise guide elements for engagement with said guides and said guides comprise arcuate channels formed in said at least one arm; and
wherein said locking elements comprise guide pins for engagement with said channels.

US Pat. No. 10,597,914

VEHICLE DOOR LATCH DEVICE

MITSUI KINZOKU ACT CORPOR...

1. A vehicle door latch device comprising:an engagement unit comprising:
a latch that is pivotally mounted via a latch shaft for rotation between an open position, a half-latch position, and a full-latch position and engages with a striker fixed to a vehicle body,
a ratchet, that is pivotally mounted via a ratchet shaft, rotates to an engagement position in which the ratchet engages with a full-latch engagement portion and a half-latch engagement portion of the latch, respectively, to hold the latch in a held state, and rotates in a releasing direction to enable the latch to rotate from the held state, and
an opening lever rotating in a releasing direction for releasing the ratchet from the latch;
an outside lever that performs a releasing action based on an opening action of a handle on a door;
a locking lever that can rotate between an unlock position and a lock position based on operation of a motor;
a first spring that is fixed to the locking lever so as to be able to hold the locking lever with an elastic holding force at the unlock and lock positions;
an opening link that is connected to the locking lever and is provided with a rotation central portion to which the outside lever is coupled such that the opening link is pivotally coupled to the outside lever, wherein the opening link rotates with the rotation between the unlock and the lock positions of the locking lever such that the opening link turns between an unlock position where the opening lever can rotate in a releasing direction with a releasing action of the outside lever and a lock position where the opening lever cannot rotate with the releasing action of the outside lever; and
a second spring that is fixed to the opening link to apply an urging force in an unlock direction to the opening link, the urging force of the second spring being smaller than the elastic holding force of the first spring;
whereby when the locking lever is rotated in an unlocking direction in a state that the opening link is operated for releasing from the lock position by the outside lever, and therefore the opening link comes in contact with the opening lever from a direction in which the opening link cannot rotate the opening lever and the opening link is prevented from rotating to the unlock position,
the locking lever can rotate to the unlock position, and
the opening link returns to an initial position before the releasing action by the outside lever and is moved to the unlock position by the urging force of the second spring,
wherein an engagement hole, perpendicular to an axis of the opening link, is formed at the rotation central portion of the opening link, a coil of the second spring is held in a holding recess at the rotation central portion of the opening link, a first arm of the second spring is bent inward of the coil and engages with the engagement hole of the opening link, and a second arm extends centrifugally from the coil to engage on a claw of the opening link.

US Pat. No. 10,597,913

DOOR HANDLE DEVICE

TOKYO PARTS INDUSTRIAL CO...

1. A door handle device comprising: a door handle, in which a housing space is formed at an interior by a first handle member and a second handle member that is joined to the first handle member; and a control unit arranged in the housing space, wherein:the control unit includes a circuit board fastened to an inner surface of the first handle member, and a switch unit arranged on a top face of the circuit board; the switch unit has a switch component, which is fastened to the top face of the circuit board, a switch case, which is fastened on the top face of the circuit board and arranged so as to cover the switch component, a pushbutton for operating the switch component, and a cover member, which is fastened to the switch case;
the switch case has a tubular part, a bottom end face of which abuts the circuit board, and a roof, located at a top of the tubular part and provided with a through hole in a portion facing the switch component;
the pushbutton has a pushing part facing an exterior of the door handle via an opening provided in the second handle member, an annular flange extending from a bottom end of the pushing part, and an operation projection, inserted into the through hole and facing the switch component;
the annular flange is always brought into close contact with the roof, all the way therearound, by the cover member; and
a press stroke of the pushing part is regulated by the roof.

US Pat. No. 10,597,912

INNER LOCK OF CONTAINER DOOR

FOR-U ENGINEERING CO., LT...

1. An inner lock of a container door, comprising:a rotation shaft;
a plate coupled to a portion of the rotation shaft configured to extend beyond an inner side of the container door;
a lifting member rotatably coupled to the plate; and
a locking bar coupled to a lower side of the lifting member, and configured to lock or unlock the container door by being fixed to or separated from a lower frame of the door by lowering or raising of the lifting member,
wherein a portion of the rotation shaft configured to extend beyond an outer side of the container door is configured to be coupled to a handle hatch of the container door such that the locking bar is manipulable by rotating the rotation shaft from the outer side of the container door,
wherein a housing is coupled with an outer circumference of the rotation shaft,
a bearing is coupled with one side of the housing, and a bushing is coupled with another side of the housing, and
a seal space is formed between the bearing and the bushing, wherein the seal space is filled with a grease to block a moisture ingress.

US Pat. No. 10,597,910

UNIVERSAL DOOR LOCK-DRIVING ASSEMBLY

SHANGHAI MINGWEI HARDWARE...

1. A universal door lock-driving kit for creating different door lock driving assemblies, universally installed in an exterior space of a door panel furnished with either one of an embedded lock cartridge, an embedded vertical-extending lock bar assembly or an exposed vertical-extending lock bar assembly, the door panel having a through hole, the embedded lock cartridge having a locking tongue and a turning member to drive the locking tongue, the embedded vertical-extending lock bar assembly having at least a first push rod and a rod-driving member for driving the first push rod, the exposed vertical-extending lock bar assembly having at least one lock bar, the universal door lock-driving kit comprising:a base set, comprising a basic plate connected with the door panel and having a penetration slot respective to the through hole, and a mounting structure;an action unit, pivotably connected to the basic plate and movably along an action stroke;a driving member, pivotably connected to the mounting structure of the base set, located on the action stroke, moving along a lever-protruding stroke by the action unit; and
a slidable unit, connected with the mounting structure of the base set and movable along the basic plate, located on the lever-protruding stroke, the slidable unit having at least a first assembling member and a second assembling member, a slide-driven bar configured to be contacted by the driving member, a first sliding plate and a second sliding plate positioned to enclose the mounting structure and connected to each other by the least first and second assembling members, and a position-limiting pin connecting the slidable unit to the base set; wherein, if the door panel is equipped with the embedded lock cartridge, one of the different door lock driving assemblies is provided with a cartridge-ward lever fixedly secured to the first and second assembling members and configured to penetrate through the penetration slot and the through hole to operate the turning member to move the locking tongue;
wherein, if the door panel is equipped with the embedded vertical-extending lock bar assembly, another one of the different door lock driving assembles is provided with an embedded bar-ward lever fixedly secured to the first and second assembling members and configured to penetrate through the penetration slot and the through hole to operate the rod-driving member to move the first push rod;
wherein, if the door panel is equipped with the exposed vertical-extending lock bar assembly, another one of the different door lock driving assembles is provided with an exposed bar-ward coupling configured to couple to the at least one lock bar so that movement of the slidable unit operates the at least one lock bar;
wherein the driving member drives the slidable unit to move along a lock-sliding stroke;
wherein the turning member of the embedded lock cartridge, the rod-driving member of the embedded vertical-extending lock bar assembly, and the lock bar of the exposed vertical-extending lock bar assembly are located on the lock-sliding stroke.

US Pat. No. 10,597,909

VEHICLE DOOR LATCH DEVICE

GECOM CORPORATION, Green...

1. A vehicle door latch device comprising:a casing;
a standard electric part disposed in the casing;
a standard switch plate disposed in the casing and conductive to the standard electric part; and
a connector provided on the standard switch plate and having a standard connection terminal electrically connected to an external connector,
wherein the connector, in a portion not having the standard connection terminal, has a connecting through hole which penetrates in a connection direction of the external connector.

US Pat. No. 10,597,908

VEHICLE DOOR LATCH DEVICE

MITSUI KINZOKU ACT CORPOR...

1. A vehicle door latch device for a door comprising:a synthetic-resin body with an engagement mechanism that engages with a striker to hold the door closed;
a synthetic-resin casing mounted to the body and including a locking lever and an opening lever that are respectively switchable to either an unlock state and a lock state;
a cover for closing the casing, a space being provided between the cover and the casing to house the locking lever and the opening lever; and
an outside lever pivotally mounted to the casing under the body to extend in a vehicle interior/exterior direction such that a middle portion of the outside lever is supported by a support shaft;
wherein a first end of the outside lever, inside a vehicle, is connected to the opening lever through an opening formed in the casing under the body and communicating with the space housing the locking lever and the opening lever so that the first end of the outside lever is inserted into the casing, and a second end of the outside lever, outside the vehicle, is connected to an outside handle on the door; and
a projecting protection wall is vertically provided on the body, and is positioned behind the outside lever, and between a connection part between the outside lever and the opening lever and the support shaft of the outside lever, for preventing a theft component from getting into the space housing the locking lever and the opening lever, through the opening, by projecting from the body in a direction intersecting a direction in which the theft component gets into the opening and by covering the connection part from a direction outside the vehicle, thereby preventing the locking lever and the opening lever from being moved, by the theft component, to the unlock state.

US Pat. No. 10,597,907

VEHICLE DOOR OPERATING DEVICE

Mitsui Kinzoku Act Corpor...

1. A vehicle door operating device comprising:a door that can be opened and closed by driving a motor,
an inside lever, a childproof lock lever, a switch lever, and an inside handle, which are rotatably supported by a first shaft inside the door respectively;
an opening inside lever that is rotatably supported by second shaft inside the door and is released by the inside lever activated by opening the inside handle;
a fully-closed door latch device which places the door in a closed position; and
wherein the childproof lock lever is configured to be movable between a childproof unlock position and a childproof lock position;
a childproof sensor that detects operation of the switch lever by contacting the switch lever and disables driving of the door, and
a single engagement pin configured to be movable in an elongate hole provided in the childproof lock lever and in an elongate hole provided in the opening inside lever;
wherein, when the childproof lock lever is in the childproof unlock position, the switch lever is configured to enable driving of the door without being interlocked with the releasing action of the opening inside lever, the single engagement pin being configured to not contact the switch lever;
wherein, when the childproof lock lever is in the childproof lock position, the switch lever is configured to disable driving of the door by moving in a direction of contact with the childproof sensor, the single engagement pin being configured to contact the switch lever upon operation of the opening inside lever;
wherein, when the childproof lock lever is in the childproof unlock position, the release lever is configured to enable transmitting the releasing action of the opening inside lever to the fully-closed door latch device via the single engagement pin; and
wherein, when the childproof lock lever is in the childproof lock position, the release lever is configured to disable transmitting the releasing action of the opening inside lever to the fully-closed door latch device by not contacting the engagement pin.

US Pat. No. 10,597,904

APPLIANCE LOCK WITH VOLTAGE ENCODED WIRING

Illinois Tool Works Inc.,...

1. A door lock for a door of an appliance, comprising:a housing holding:
(a) a door position switch having a state indicating that the door is in a closed position;
(b) a door locking element movable between an unlock position and a lock position, the lock position engaging the door when the door is in the closed position to prevent the door from opening;
(c) a lock sensing switch having a state indicating that the door locking element is in the lock position;
(d) a door lock actuator for moving the door locking element upon receipt of an electrical lock signal;
(e) a first and second resistor having different unique values, each attached to a corresponding one of the door position switch and the lock sensing switch so that corresponding switches control current through the corresponding attached resistors; and
a harness connection to a harness having no more than three wires and adapted to communicate between the housing and an appliance controller, the harness including:
a signal wire attached to a junction of the first and second resistors at a signal wire node to provide a unique electrical signal to the appliance controller through the harness as a function of different states of the door position switch and the lock sensing switch; and
a ground wire connected to the signal wire node to provide a common ground for the door position switch, the lock sensing switch, and the door locking element.

US Pat. No. 10,597,903

SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF SECURING ITEMS AND VERIFYING THE SAME

1. A method of utilizing a first verification mechanism to verify a configuration of an artifact over a first period of time, the method comprising:associating the first verification mechanism with the artifact such that the first verification mechanism is moved to a verifying configuration and the artifact is moved to a first verifiable configuration, wherein moving the artifact away from the first verifiable configuration includes moving the first verification mechanism away from the verifying configuration,
utilizing a scanning feature of a first electronic device to perform a first scanning operation at a first point in time, thereby obtaining scan information for a first verification record,
wherein the artifact is in the first verifiable configuration at the first point in time,
wherein the first scanning operation includes obtaining information associated with the first verification mechanism,
wherein the first verification record includes a time stamp representing the first point in time, thereby providing evidence that the artifact was in the first verifiable configuration at the first point in time,
wherein the first verification mechanism includes a unique identifier distinguishing the first verification mechanism from a second verification mechanism, information associated with the unique identifier being included in the first verification record so as to enable the first verification record to be distinguishable from a second verification record associated with the second verification mechanism,
wherein the first verification mechanism is incapable of moving back to the verifying configuration after the first verification mechanism is moved away from the verifying configuration, and
wherein the first verification mechanism is configured to quickly and easily move away from the verifying configuration such that the first verification mechanism does not inhibit the artifact from moving away from the first verifiable configuration, thereby allowing the artifact to remain in a readily accessible configuration while the first verification mechanism remains in a verifying configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,597,902

LOCK CLUTCHES, LOCK ASSEMBLIES, LOCK COMPONENTS AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING THEREOF

1. A clutch assembly for a lock system, comprising,a driver assembly, comprising a driver (1) and a driver shaft (9) as a single piece, wherein the driver (1) and the driver shaft (9) are configured to rotate concentrically together;
a follower (2), wherein the driver shaft (9) does not extend through the follower (2); and
a cylinder (21), wherein the cylinder (21) is operably connected to the driver shaft (9) such that the rotation of the cylinder (21) is configured to move the driver shaft (9) linearly causing the driver shaft (9) to engage with or disengage from the follower (2), wherein, when the driver shaft (9) engages with the follower (2), the follower (2) is operably connected with the driver assembly and rotates concentrically together with the driver assembly, and when the drive shaft (9) disengages with the follower (2), the follower (2) is operably disconnected with the driver assembly,
wherein the driver shaft (9) has a first driver end (19) and a second driver end (25), wherein the driver shaft (9) is operably connected to the cylinder (21) at the first driver end (19) and is configured to engage with the follower (2) at the second driver end (25), and wherein the second driver end (25) does not extend through the follower 2, and
wherein the first driver end (19) is operably connected to the cylinder (21) through a coil spring (18), and wherein the coil spring (18) and is configured to rotate with the cylinder (21).

US Pat. No. 10,597,901

HANDLE ARRANGEMENT WITH AN INTERNAL LOCK

1. A handle arrangement (100) for arrangement to a door, said handle arrangement comprisinga body (1),
a handle (2) rotatably arranged to the body (1) and movable between a closed position and an open position,
a latch mechanism (6) for latching a door to a door frame, said latch mechanism (6) being maneuverable between a latching position and an unlatching position by rotating the handle (2) round a first rotational axis (A),
a lock arrangement (4) rotationally movable around its central axis (C) and comprising
a moveable locking element (7) configured to be moved between an unlocked position and a locked position upon rotation of the lock arrangement (4),
wherein the locking element (7) comprises a flange (8) having a bottom surface (81),
wherein the handle (2) comprises a stopping surface (9),
wherein said flange (8) in the locked position is configured for the bottom surface (81) to abut the stopping surface (9) to prevent rotation of the handle (2) around said first rotational axis (A), and
wherein the handle (2) further comprises an inclined surface (10) configured such that when the flange (8) is in an unlocked position, the bottom surface (81) is arranged facing the inclined surface (10) at an angle (?) such as to admit the handle (2) to rotate around the first rotational axis (A) in order to bring the latch mechanism (6) in an unlatching position, wherein the rotation of the handle towards the unlatching position is limited by the bottom surface (81) abutting the inclined surface (8).

US Pat. No. 10,597,900

VARIABLE SPRING RATE CHASSIS

Schlage Lock Company LLC,...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a housing including a housing opening, the housing opening defining a longitudinally-extending rotational axis;
a spindle rotatably mounted to the housing, the spindle including a drive tube including a first torque-transmitting section, wherein the spindle is rotatable about the rotational axis between a spindle home position and a spindle rotated position;
a spring collar rotatably mounted to the housing, the spring collar including a spring collar opening and a second torque-transmitting section, wherein the drive tube extends through the housing opening without rotationally coupling the drive tube to the housing, wherein the drive tube extends through the spring collar opening without rotationally coupling the drive tube to the spring collar, and wherein the spring collar is rotatable about the rotational axis between a spring collar home position and a spring collar rotated position;
a first spring engaged between the housing and the spindle, wherein the first spring is configured to generate a first rotational biasing force in response to rotation of the spindle from the spindle home position toward the spindle rotated position, the first rotational biasing force urging the spindle toward the spindle home position; and
a second spring engaged between the housing and the spring collar, wherein the second spring is configured to generate a second rotational biasing force in response to rotation of the spring collar from the spring collar home position toward the spring collar rotated position, the second rotational biasing force urging the spring collar toward the spring collar home position.

US Pat. No. 10,597,899

FENCE BRACE SYSTEM ADAPTED FOR USE WITH FENCE POSTS POSITIONED ON A SLOPE

1. A fence assembly comprising:a fence post having a rectangular cross-section;
a fence rail having a rectangular cross-section;
a fence post brace member comprising:
a pair of opposing upper and lower fence post flanges, each of the fence post flanges comprising a planar central wall and a rearward-protruding side wall extending along a vertical longitudinally-extending edge of the central wall, the sidewall of the upper fence post flange being vertically-aligned with and spaced from the sidewall of the lower fence post flange to form a notch therebetween, and a plurality of fastener holes disposed within the central wall and the rearward-protruding side wall of each fence post flange for receiving one or more fasteners to secure the fence post therewith;
a planar central portion of the fence post brace member disposed between and formed with the central walls of the upper and lower fence post flanges, the planar central portion and the central walls of the upper and lower fence post flanges being formed from a single planar piece of material; and
a vertical picket fastener slot longitudinally-extending through the central portion of the fence post brace member for receiving a fastener therethrough to affix a picket to the fence post with the fence post brace member therebetween; and
a fence rail brace member comprising:
a fence rail flange comprising a planar central wall and a pair of rearward-protruding walls extending along opposing horizontal longitudinally-extending edges of the central wall, the walls of the fence rail flange being aligned to define a channel for receiving the fence rail therein, and a plurality of fastener holes disposed within the central wall and rearward-protruding walls of the fence rail flange for receiving fasteners to secure the fence rails therewith;
a horizontal picket fastener slot longitudinally extending through the planar central wall for receiving a fastener therethrough to affix a picket to the fence rail with the fence rail brace member therebetween; and
a flap of the fence rail brace member extending along a latitudinally extending edge of the central wall, a plurality of fastener holes disposed within the flap of fence rail brace member;
wherein the flap of the fence rail brace member may be inserted into the notch of the fence post brace member, positioned behind the vertical picket fastener slot and between the fence post and the fence post brace member and secured to the fence post by receiving one or more fasteners through one or more of the flap of the fence rail brace member fastener holes.

US Pat. No. 10,597,898

FENCE BRACE SYSTEM

1. A fence assembly comprising:a fence post having a rectangular cross-section;
a fence rail having a rectangular cross-section; and
a fence brace formed from a single piece of material comprising:
a fence post brace member having a fence post brace member central wall and a fence post brace member rearward protruding sidewall bent rearward from a first vertical longitudinally-extending edge of the fence post brace member central wall, the fence post brace member rearward protruding sidewall and the fence post brace member central wall defining a fence post channel for receiving the fence post therein, and a plurality of fastener holes disposed within the fence post brace member central wall and the fence post brace member sidewall for receiving fasteners to secure the fence post therewith;
a vertical picket fastener slot longitudinally-extending through the fence post brace member central wall for receiving a fastener therethrough to affix a picket to the fence post with the fence post brace member therebetween;
a fence rail brace member having a fence rail brace member central wall and a pair of fence rail brace member rearward protruding sidewalls each bent rearward from opposing horizontal latitudinally-extending edges of the fence rail brace member central wall, the fence rail brace member central wall being coplanar with the fence post brace member central wall and extending from a mid-point of a second vertical longitudinally-extending edge thereof opposite the first vertical longitudinally-extending edge, the rearward protruding sidewalls of the fence rail brace member defining a fence rail channel for receiving the fence rail therein, edges of the rearward protruding sidewalls of the fence rail brace member extending rearward from the second vertical longitudinally-extending edge opposite the fence post brace member rearward protruding sidewall to define the fence post channel therebetween, and a plurality of fastener holes disposed within the central wall and the rearward protruding sidewalls of the fence rail brace member for receiving fasteners to secure the fence rail therewith; and
a horizontal picket fastener slot latitudinally-extending through the central wall of the fence rail brace member for receiving a fastener therethrough to affix a picket to the fence rail with the fence rail brace member therebetween, the horizontal picket fastener slot positioned perpendicular to and aligned with a mid-point of the vertical picket fastener slot.

US Pat. No. 10,597,897

COLLAPSIBLE CANOPY WITH A SELF LOCKING CENTRAL LOCK

1. A collapsible canopy, comprising:A. at least three supporting legs,
B. a plurality of outer retractable units, each outer retractable unit connected between two of said at least three supporting legs,
C. a plurality of inner retractable units comprising inner ends, each inner retractable unit connected to one of said at least three supporting legs, wherein said outer retractable units and said inner retractable units form a roof frame of said collapsible canopy, and
D. a self-locking central lock for locking said collapsible canopy in an unfolded state when said central lock is locked and for permitting said collapsible canopy to be folded into a folded state when said central lock is unlocked, wherein said inner ends of said inner retractable units are connected to said central lock, wherein self-locking central lock comprises:
i. a center top cap,
ii. a center bottom cap,
iii. a stopping device
wherein said self-locking central lock is put into a locking position when said center bottom cap is moved towards said center top cap and wherein said movement is stopped by contact with said stopping device, wherein only said contact with said stopping device is necessary to hold said self-locking central lock in said locking position and no other locking mechanism is necessary to maintain said self-locking central lock in said locking position.

US Pat. No. 10,597,896

TENT LIGHTING ASSEMBLY FOR GROWING PLANTS

Gualala Robotics, Inc., ...

1. A tent lighting assembly for growing plants, the tent lighting assembly comprising:a main tent including:
a main tent roof section;
a main grow lamp translatably suspended from the main tent roof section; and
a drive motor configured to translate the main grow lamp;
a first auxiliary tent including:
a first auxiliary tent roof section; and
a first auxiliary grow lamp translatably suspended from the first auxiliary tent roof section; and
a first elongate rigid member connecting the main grow lamp to the first auxiliary grow lamp such that the first auxiliary grow lamp translates with the main grow lamp.

US Pat. No. 10,597,895

CITY SYSTEM

1. An ecological, sustainable and high performance city system, where the system is configured to improve economic efficiency and performance comprising:(a) a cluster city as the primary organizational pattern of functional groupings of buildings
(b) a plurality of concentrically arranged micro-city buildings for concentrated human living with over 5,000 people per square kilometer and surrounding the central city core,
(c) a compact spacing to allow for increased walk-ability of distances from 2,000 feet to 5,000 feet for both concentric curvilinear transportation corridors and radial transportation corridors, the concentric, circular pattern creates greater equidistant destinations for walk-ability, while maintaining sufficient distance for proper mass transit stops,
(d) a Micro-City building larger than 1,000,000 sq. feet area that comprises residential living, as well as typical mixed-use daily travel activities internalized that had been previously completed by the car, a such as: going to work, getting food, going to school, going to church, going to see friends, going to health treatments, going shopping for clothes and furnishings, going for entertainment and going to meetings, incorporating these activities into a micro city building allows implementation by means of indoor pedestrian horizontal movement and elevator vertical movement, thus eliminating the use of cars and trucks, as well as most outdoor travel,
(e) allows a higher volume and activity of vertical people movement relative to horizontal people movement
(f) allows human powered movement within each micro-city and between micro-cities due to short distances and time durations between journeys;
(g) a plurality of specialty buildings that are themed-oriented providing a specialty experience,
(h) a plurality of conveyance means where the layered transportation corridors are configured for two-way transportation, The structure has multiple layers to provide a safe separation for various forms of human movement based on speed and vehicle weight comprising:
walkways—100 kg×10 km/hr
human powered—120 kg×20 km/hr
elevated mass transit—150,000 kg×100 km/hr
autonomous vehicle taxi's—2,200 kg×120 km/hr
pedestrian tunnels—100 kg×10 km/hr
subway mass transit—200,000 kg×100 km/hr
(i) a layered transportation corridor with the pedestrian and human powered vehicle levels protecting humans from impact with other vehicles;
(j) inclusion of two-way mass transit, both concentrically and radially allows for large high-density movement of people from one Micro-City transit station to the next within the framework of a compact, concentric city,
(k) a series of transit station to station orientated buildings insuring a simplified system with people traveling to their destinations faster with less walking; and without weather inconveniences by never leaving a protected environment,
(l) a Cluster City with a plurality of transit oriented concentric circular patterns with radial connectors eliminating the need for other surface roads, the full amount of layered transportation corridors totals less than 300 km of linear surface within a complete cluster city,
(m) a factory ring comprised of:
a modular ring-shaped building with a minimum radius of 1000? within the cluster city,
the factory ring receives raw or incompletely assembled materials and produces value-added labor, expelling goods for further completion or end-use distribution;
a factory ring receives used goods to be recycled by disassembly into component parts which may be re-assembled into different assemblies or the re-useable parts are expelled through distribution to another location,
a ring-shaped factory operates an indoor environment to sustain work during inclement outdoor conditions and polluted air,
a plurality of segmented work domains separating different types of operation,
a plurality of concentric railroad tracks in the middle of the ring-shaped building allowing two-way movement of freight cars,
a track switching control to position individual freight cars into loading spaces,
each work domain has a train unloading space to remove standard shipping containers and reorganize into smaller sub-container units,
a sub-container is a standardized, modular unit design to fit securely inside a standard shipping container with little space left over,
a sub-container is a re-usable, durable shipping enclosure that is packaged for specific destinations,
sub-containers are transferred to an underground automated freight system which conveys the smaller containers from the factory ring to the underground loading dock of each of the buildings within the cluster city, eliminating the need for freight trucks and roads,
newly loaded freight cars connect to an outside main line delivery track connected to an open-loop track entrance and exit system rail lines,
(n) a plurality of wi-fi hotspots occur within the new buildings at all floors, with a multitude of signals being issued in controlled distance that provide two way talk, information dissemination, internet access, location generation,
(o) security control of communications by limiting distances of the signals to within the building and others that will reach to all the other buildings within the cluster city
(p) the new building structures allow design and installation of automated building technologies that are created for digital response,
(q) new buildings allow full integration of food and waste conveyance systems connecting underground to the vertical farm facility to convey waste and receive food,
(r) new buildings allow for the automated freight system to connect underground from the factory ring to each cluster city building.

US Pat. No. 10,597,894

SUPPORT MEMBER FOR SUPPORTING ELECTRICAL POWER LINES

GEOTEK, LLC, Stewartvill...

1. A support system for supporting power distribution or transmission lines, comprising:a support pole having a first end and a second;
an elongate crossarm attached to the support pole, proximate the first end of the support pole, the crossarm having a first end, a second end and one or more side walls extending between the first and second ends of the crossarm, the side walls of the crossarm defining an elongated interior space; and
an internal conduit formed in the interior space of the crossarm; the internal conduit extending along an axial direction of the crossarm;
a conductive wire extending through an inner space defined by the internal conduit; and
first and second electrical components,
wherein the conductive wire includes a bonding wire that connects the first and second electrical components for equipotential bonding.

US Pat. No. 10,597,893

BRACE FOR A POST

Cindon Developments, Inc....

1. A system for bracing a post having a bottom surface, the system comprising;two opposing reciprocally mating brackets configured to encompass the post, the brackets defining a first end portion and second end portion, and a middle portion disposed between the first and second end portions;
a first set of opposing and alignable openings disposed in the middle portion of the brackets;
a second set of openings disposed near the second end portion of the bracket;
wherein upon mating the brackets the first set of openings align and oppose each other to allow a first fastener to pass therethrough, and the second set of openings align and oppose each other to allow a second fastener to pass through at least one opening of the second set of openings; and
the first fastener at the first set of openings configured to support the bottom surface of the post to be positioned thereon within the ground and defining an air column extending from and beneath the first fastener to the first end portion of the mating brackets, the first fastener and the mating brackets first end portion both being beneath grade.

US Pat. No. 10,597,892

ANCHOR DEVICE FOR A WOODEN POST

FOX HARDWOOD LUMBER COMPA...

1. A method of supporting a support post in a generally upright position, the method comprising the steps of:a) providing a bracket having a bracket length, a bracket width generally perpendicular to the bracket length and a bracket height generally perpendicular to the bracket length and bracket width, the bracket configured to support a support post in a generally upright position, the bracket comprising:
a base plate comprising a generally flat base plate bottom surface configured to rest on a support surface, a base plate top surface, a base plate height extending from the base plate top surface to the base plate bottom surface and generally parallel to the bracket height, a base plate length generally perpendicular to the base plate height, a base plate width generally perpendicular to the base plate length and base plate height, and a base plate fastener aperture configured to receive a fastener to secure the base plate to the support surface;
a horizontal plate located above the base plate and separated from the base plate by a gap, the horizontal plate comprising a horizontal plate bottom surface, a horizontal plate top surface, a horizontal plate height extending from the horizontal plate top surface to the horizontal plate bottom surface and generally parallel to the bracket height, a horizontal plate length generally perpendicular to the horizontal plate height, and a horizontal plate width generally perpendicular to the horizontal plate height and horizontal plate length;
a stanchion extending generally upward from the base plate and having a top end terminating below the horizontal plate top surface, the stanchion having a stanchion height generally parallel to the bracket height, the base plate height, and the horizontal plate height;
a first side plate extending generally upward from the base plate and having a first side plate top end located above the horizontal plate top surface, the first side plate having a first side plate fastener aperture located above the horizontal plate top surface and below the first side plate top end; and
a second side plate extending generally upward from the base plate and having a second side plate top end located above the horizontal plate top surface, the second side plate having a second side plate fastener aperture located above the horizontal plate top surface and below the second side plate top end,
wherein the second side plate is opposite the first side plate,
wherein the horizontal plate, the first side plate and the second side plate form a recess configured to support a support post in a generally upright position, the recess having a bottom defined by the horizontal plate and an open top,
wherein the first side plate fastener aperture is configured to receive a fastener to secure a support post located in the recess to the first side plate,
wherein the second side plate fastener aperture is configured to receive a fastener to secure a support post located in the recess to the second side plate,
wherein the first and second side plates are separated by a space below the horizontal plate bottom surface and the stanchion does not fill the space, and
further wherein the horizontal plate extends from the first side plate to the second side plate generally perpendicular to the bracket height;
b) placing the base plate bottom surface on a support surface;
c) providing the support post;
d) placing the support post in a generally upright position in the recess so that the support rests on the horizontal plate; and
e) securing the support post to the first and second side plates by placing fasteners in the first and second side plate fastener apertures and connecting the fasteners to the support post.

US Pat. No. 10,597,891

BLEACHER UMBRELLA CADDY

1. An umbrella holder attached to a bleacher seat, consisting of A first L-bracket, said L-bracket having a ninety degree bend at the mid-point, said L-bracket further having a first side and a second side, a second L-bracket, said L-bracket having a ninety degree bend at the mid-point, said L-bracket further having a first side and a second side; said second L-bracket in the same orientation as the first L-bracket, said first side of said second L-bracket affixed to said first side of said first L-bracket; a gap between said second side of said first L-bracket and said second side of said second L-bracket, said gap being the space between second side of said first and second L-brackets which are disposed generally parallel to each other; a first clamping mechanism affixed to the first L-bracket at the second side, oriented to clamp objects between the first and second L-brackets, said first damping mechanism consisting of a first screw mechanism and second screw mechanism, said screw mechanisms threaded through the first side of the first L-bracket, said screw mechanisms oriented such that one end of said screw mechanisms extend down from the first L-bracket toward the second L-bracket when the screw mechanism is turned, thereby impinging upon the top of a bleacher seat, said bleacher seat having been inserted into said gap, said second side of said first L-bracket and said second side of said second L-bracket oriented horizontally above and below said bleachers seat; a tube affixed to said first L-bracket and said second L-bracket at said first side of said L-brackets, said tube oriented such that one end points up when said umbrella holder is attached to said bleacher seat; a mechanism for securing an umbrella shaft, comprising a second clamping mechanism attached to said tube, said second clamping mechanism consisting of a third screw mechanism, said screw mechanism threaded through the side of said tube, oriented such that one end of said screw mechanism extends into the interior of said tube toward an umbrella shaft when the screw mechanism is turned, thereby impinging upon the side of said umbrella shaft and securing said umbrella shaft against an interior side of said tube; a first non-scuff material secured to a first surface of said second side of said first L-bracket; a second non-scuff material secured to a second surface of said second side of said second L-bracket; a third non-scuff material secured to said first screw mechanism; a fourth non-scuff material secured to said second screw mechanism; a fifth non-scuff material secured to said third first screw mechanism; and a sixth non-scuff material secured to interior of said tube.

US Pat. No. 10,597,890

LATERALLY ADJUSTABLE POST BASE ASSEMBLY

Oz-Post International, LL...

1. A post base, comprising:a base member comprising a post support wall, a first side wall, and a second side wall, the base member further comprising a first tab disposed proximate and extending inward with respect to the first side wall and a second tab disposed proximate and extending inward with respect to the second side wall;
a first stirrup plate defining a first slot configured to receive the first tab wherein the first stirrup plate is laterally movable on the first tab to position the first stirrup plate in contact with a structural member; and
a second stirrup plate defining a second slot configured to receive the second tab wherein the second stirrup plate is laterally movable on the second tab to position the second stirrup plate in contact with the structural member.

US Pat. No. 10,597,889

ROOF SECURING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING ADDITIONAL STRENGTH TO ROOFS DURING ADVERSE CLIMATIC CONDITIONS

1. A roof strapping system, comprising:(a) a dwelling having perimeter walls and a rooftop;
(b) a plurality of wall mounted fixtures positioned on each said perimeter wall, each said perimeter wall further including holes;
(c) said plurality of wall mounted fixtures each having a first flat portion, a second C-portion and a third flat portion, said first flat portion and said third flat portion having anchor holes, wherein said first flat portion and said third flat portion have a rectangular shape, wherein said second C-portion is inserted into said holes of said perimeter wall, wherein said second C-portion rests partially within said holes, wherein a rear side of said first flat portion and said second flat portion rests in a flat position against said perimeter wall, wherein anchor fasteners mount said first flat portion and said third flat portion with said perimeter wall, wherein said second C-portion is provided with openings located on sidewalls of said second C-portion that receive a tube being cylindrical in shape therein to create a slot, wherein said tube extends from a first lateral sidewall to a second lateral sidewall of said second C-portion, wherein said tube rests within an interior space of said second C-portion, wherein said slot receives a strap having a mounting member, wherein said mounting member is a hook;
(d) a plurality of the straps equal to an amount of wall mounted fixtures;
(e) said straps having a first and second distal end, said first distal end is passed through said slot on a first said wall mounted fixture and then passed transversely over the rooftop and down along a substantial portion of an opposite said perimeter wall;
(f) said second distal end is received and secured by an opposite said wall mounted fixture;
(g) said straps are clamped between said perimeter walls and said wall mounted fixture; and
(h) a mesh is placed over said straps positioned on said rooftop once all straps are secured to respective said wall mounted fixtures.

US Pat. No. 10,597,888

PRECAST AND PRESTRESSED CONCRETE TANK WITH TEMPORARY CONSTRUCTION OPENING

PRELOAD CRYOGENICS, LLC, ...

1. A precast, prestressed concrete tank, comprising:a primary tank including an inner wall; and
a secondary tank including an outer wall having a plurality of first precast outer wall panel and at least one second precast outer wall panel, each of the plurality of first precast outer wall panel and the at least one second precast outer wall panel, the primary tank disposed inside of the secondary tank, and the secondary tank having a temporary construction opening frame disposed on a foundation base slab, the temporary construction opening frame having a base section, a pair of column sections, and a header beam section,
wherein the at least one second precast outer wall panel is disposed on top of the header beam section of the temporary construction opening frame,
wherein the secondary tank has at least two phases of wire windings, the two phases of wire windings including a first phase of wire windings and a second phase of wire windings, the first phase of wire windings having a first portion and a second portion, the first portion attached to each of the pair of column sections and wound around only part of a perimeter of the secondary tank, and the second portion disposed above the pair of column sections and wound around an entirety of the perimeter of the secondary tank, and the second phase of wire windings wound around the entirety of the perimeter of the secondary tank over at least the first portion of the first phase of wire windings,
wherein the temporary construction opening frame is disposed adjacent at least one of the first precast outer wall panels, and
wherein the at least one second precast outer wall panel has a height that is less than a height of each of the first precast outer wall panels.

US Pat. No. 10,597,887

SWIMMING-POOL CLEANING APPARATUS COMPRISING MEANS FOR ADJUSTING THE PRESSURE INSIDE SAID APPARATUS

Zodiac Pool Care Europe, ...

1. Swimming pool cleaning apparatus comprising:a body,
at least one hydraulic circuit for circulating liquid between at least one liquid inlet and at least one liquid outlet, and through a filtration device of the cleaning apparatus,
a fluid circulation pump installed in the hydraulic circuit downstream of the filtration device,
means for adjusting the pressure in the hydraulic circuit upstream of the circulation pump, in response to a detected variation of this pressure, characterized in that the said means for adjusting the pressure comprise:
at least a secondary liquid inlet connected to the hydraulic circuit, upstream of the circulation pump, the said at least a secondary liquid inlet being equipped with a valve mounted rotatably about an axis of rotation, and with means for moving the valve from an opened position to a closed position, the said means for moving the valve comprising a float of which the orientation and/or the force is a function of the orientation of the cleaning apparatus relative to a horizontal plane.

US Pat. No. 10,597,886

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A HEAT PUMP FOR A SWIMMING POOL

ZODIAC POOL CARE EUROPE, ...

1. A method of controlling a circulation system for water for a swimming pool, the circulation system comprising a circulation pump, a filtration device, a heat pump, and means for controlling operation of the heat pump, the method comprising:a. causing operation of the circulation pump so as to move water of the swimming pool to the filtration device for filtering and the heat pump for heating; and
b. entering into a control means (i) a desired temperature of the water of the swimming pool and (ii) a desired operating mode in order to control an operating speed of a variable-speed motor of the heat pump only when the circulation pump is operating, the desired operating node being selected from among the following operating modes: (A) a first operating mode corresponding to a first heating strategy that minimizes energy consumed by the heat pump while heating the water of the swimming pool to the desired temperature; (B) a second operating mode corresponding to a second heating strategy that maximizes energy consumed by the heat pump while heating the water of the swimming pool to the desired temperature; and (C) a third operating mode corresponding to a third heating strategy in which the energy consumed by the heat pump while heating the water of the swimming pool to the desired temperature is between the minimum and maximum energies.

US Pat. No. 10,597,885

POOL RETURN FITTING ASSEMBLY

GSG Holdings, Inc., Chan...

12. A pool return fitting assembly, comprising:a pool return body comprising an opening therethrough; and
a pool return cover comprising an opening therethrough aligned with the pool return body opening;
the pool return fitting assembly further consisting essentially of only one fin positioned within the opening of the pool return cover, the one fin comprising a facial edge and an internal edge, the facial edge extending from a facial point on the one fin to one of the pool return body and the pool return cover, and the internal edge extending from the facial point to a tail point proximate an interior surface of the pool return body.

US Pat. No. 10,597,884

WAVE POOL AND WAVE GENERATOR FOR BI-DIRECTIONAL AND DYNAMICALLY-SHAPED SURFING WAVES

Kelly Slater Wave Company...

1. A wave pool having a length, the wave pool comprising:a channel for containing water at a mean surface level, the channel having a first side and a second side, at least a portion of the channel having a cross-section, between the first side and the second side normal to the length, that comprises:
a deep region in the channel at least partially along the length of the wave pool and proximate the first side, the deep region having a mean first depth below the mean surface level of the water contained in the channel;
a reef at least partially along a length of the deep region, the reef extending upward and away from the deep region to a mean second depth that is shallower than the mean first depth of the deep region, the reef comprising at least one reef module attached to a bottom surface of the channel proximate the deep region, the at least one reef module comprising a rigid bottom surface coupled to the bottom surface of the channel, a flexible top surface, and a wave damping mechanism, the wave damping mechanism comprising a texture member attached to a top surface of the reef module; and
a beach region that slopes up away from the reef toward the second side to expose a beach above the mean surface level of the water, the beach region having a convex parabolic shape with a slope that decreases toward the second side of the channel
a track proximate the first side, the track at least partially in the water of the channel; and
at least one foil configured to traverse the channel via the track and further configured to generate a wave in the channel, the at least one foil being substantially symmetrical around a central vertical axis and configured to generate a right breaking wave and a left breaking wave in response to traversal of the at least one foil along the track, the at least one foil further configured for bi-directional movement along the track.

US Pat. No. 10,597,882

PARTITION MOUNT SYSTEM INCLUDING HEAD COUPLER WITH ADJUSTABLE HEAD LENGTH AND HEAD POSITION

Zipwall, LLC, Arlington,...

19. A coupler comprising:a first channel extending in a first horizontal direction;
a second channel extending in a second horizontal direction, the first and second channels horizontally offset in a third horizontal direction perpendicular to the first and second horizontal directions, wherein the first and second channels are pitched at an angle relative to each other in a vertical direction,
the first channel including first head-mounting features, the first head-mounting features constructed and arranged to retain a first elongated head to the coupler while permitting movement of the first elongated head relative to the coupler in the first horizontal direction; and
the second channel including second head-mounting features, the second head-mounting features constructed and arranged to retain a second elongated head to the coupler while permitting movement of the second elongated head relative to the coupler in the second horizontal direction,
wherein the first and second head-mounting features each include at least one row of retention tabs, and
wherein the retention tabs of the first head-mounting features are below the retention tabs of the second head-mounting features in the vertical direction at a first portion of the coupler and wherein the retention tabs of the first head-mounting features are above the retention tabs of the second head-mounting features in the vertical direction at a second portion of the coupler.

US Pat. No. 10,597,881

WALL SYSTEM

1. A wall system comprising:at least two rigid channels;
at least two panel members, each secured at opposite ends thereof to opposite sides of said channels so as to be positioned in spaced, interconnecting relation with one another and define a panel assembly;
an air gap defined between said panel members;
each one of said two panel members comprising an inside face and an oppositely disposed outside face,
said inside face of said panel members secured to said channels so as to position said channels entirely within said air gap, at least two panel assemblies structured to abut and be secured to one another at said channels to conceal and contain said channels in said air gap, said outside faces of said panel members defining a uniform exterior surface,
said air gap having a thickness of less than approximately 4 inches and each of said panel members having a thickness of less than approximately 5/16 inches,
said panel members formed of a rigid, moisture resistant material structured to define an exterior wall surface, and configured to at least partially reduce deflecting and decay,
at least two removable support members, each one disposed on a corresponding outside face of one of said two panel members,
a filler disposed within said air gap and engaging only said inside face of said panel members, said filler comprising concrete and said panel members structured to contain said concrete and provide support thereto during and after hardening of said concrete,
said removable support members secured to one another and being substantially rigid in a vertical orientation and structured to prevent said panel members from separating or buckling during hardening of said concrete in said airgap; and
said panel assembly including said filler contained in said air gap structured to define an exterior sheer wall upon hardening of said filler, said uniform exterior surface defining a weather resistant exposed face of said exterior sheer wall.

US Pat. No. 10,597,877

FITTING FOR LAYING DECKING BOARDS

ALFER ALUMINIUM GESELLSCH...

1. Fitting (1) having a main body (2) and a spacer (9), wherein the main body (2) has at least two fastening devices (3, 4), wherein the spacer (9) and main body (2) are arranged predominantly at right angles to one another in the operating state, characterized in that the main body (2) and spacer (9) are connectable together in a releasable manner by means of a third fastening device (5) wherein the first fastening device (3) serves the fitting (1) such that the main body (2) is fastened to a board (13) by the first fastening device (3), wherein the first fastening device (3) is arranged such that, in use, it is in the region covered by a board (13), wherein the second fastening device (4) serves the fitting (1) such that the main body (2) is fastened to a supporting body (14), wherein the second fastening device (4) is arranged such that, in use, it is not covered by a board (13), wherein the third fastening device (5) is in the form of a through-opening in the main body (2) and in the form of a plug-in end in the spacer (9).

US Pat. No. 10,597,876

FLOOR PANEL

FLOORING INDUSTRIES LIMIT...

1. A floor panel comprising:a substrate having a top side and a bottom side; and
a top layer provided on the substrate;
wherein the top layer consists of a printed thermoplastic film, a thermoplastic transparent or translucent layer provided on the printed thermoplastic film, and a surface layer provided on the thermoplastic transparent or translucent layer;
wherein the top layer is directly adhered to the substrate by heat welding the printed thermoplastic film and the top side of the substrate, such that a glue layer is not situated between the printed thermoplastic film and the substrate;
wherein the substrate is a synthetic material board including a filler;
wherein the substrate at least at two opposite edges includes coupling means provided in the synthetic material board;
wherein the thermoplastic transparent or translucent layer is provided with a structure; and
wherein the substrate is rigid;
wherein the top layer has a higher density than the substrate;
wherein the substrate is a foam and extends from the top side to the bottom side of the substrate;
wherein the substrate has a locally higher density at the top side and/or at the bottom side as compared to the density of the substrate in a central layer.

US Pat. No. 10,597,875

INTERLOCKING SAFETY GRIP

Andrew J Hart Enterprises...

1. A support structure system comprising:a) a first support structure that extends longitudinally and has first and second longitudinally spaced apart ends, the first support member having a generally uniform cross-section from the first end to the second end;
b) a second support structure that extends transverse to the first support structure, and is secured to the first end of the first support structure;
c) a third support structure that extends transverse to the first support structure, and is secured to the second end of the first support structure;
d) a first cylindrical longitudinally extending rigid safety grip positioned on an outer surface of the first end of the first support structure, the first longitudinally extending safety grip having a longitudinally extending exterior surface and longitudinally extending engagement members on one end of the first longitudinally extending safety grip, the longitudinally extending exterior surface of the first longitudinally extending safety grip having a first opening, wherein the second support structure is positioned to extend through the first opening, whereby rotation of the first longitudinally extending safety grip relative to the outer surface of the first end of the first support structure is inhibited by the second support structure;
e) a second cylindrical longitudinally extending rigid safety grip positioned on an outer surface of the second end of the first support structure, the second longitudinally extending safety grip having a longitudinally extending exterior surface and longitudinally extending engagement members on one end of the second longitudinally extending safety grip, the longitudinally extending exterior surface of the second longitudinally extending safety grip having a second opening, wherein the third support structure is positioned to extend through the second opening, whereby, rotation of the second longitudinally extending safety grip relative to the outer surface of the second end of the first support structure is inhibited by the third support structure; and,
f) at least one third cylindrical longitudinally extending rigid safety grip positioned on an outer surface of a portion of the first support structure between the first longitudinally extending safety grip and the second longitudinally extending safety grip, the third longitudinally extending safety grip having first and second longitudinally spaced apart ends, a textured exterior surface and longitudinally extending engagement members provided on each end, the longitudinally extending engagement members of the third longitudinally extending safety grip inter-engage the engagement members of an abutting longitudinally extending safety grip, wherein rotation of the at least one third longitudinally extending safety grip relative to the outer surface of the portion of the first support structure is inhibited by the abutting longitudinally extending safety grip;
wherein the longitudinally extending engagement members of one of the first and third longitudinally extending safety grips comprises a longitudinally extending recess and the longitudinally extending engagement members of another of the first and third longitudinally extending safety grips comprises at least one longitudinally extending finger that is receivable in the longitudinally extending recess.

US Pat. No. 10,597,874

METAL ROOFING MATERIAL, AND ROOFING STRUCTURE AND ROOFING METHOD USING SAME

Nippon Steel Nisshin Co.,...

1. A metal roofing member that is arranged on a roof base, the metal roofing member having a ridge side and an eave side when the metal rooting member is placed on the roof base, and the metal roofing member comprising:a front substrate made of a metal sheet, the front substrate comprising a body portion formed in a box shape;
a back substrate arranged on a back side of the front substrate, the back substrate being configured to cover an opening of the body portion; and
a core material filled between the body portion and the back substrate;
wherein the body portion comprises: first side surfaces and second side surfaces, each of the second side surfaces being adapted so as to be located on the ridge side of one of the first side surfaces when the metal roofing member is placed on the roof base, each of the second side surfaces being arranged at a position protruding toward an outer side along a width direction of the body portion than the one of the first side surfaces;
wherein each of the first side surfaces comprises a side flange, the side flange being formed by folding back the metal sheet toward the back side of the front substrate such that the metal sheet wraps around the back substrate, the metal sheet extending from a lower end of the first side surfaces toward the outer side along the width direction;
wherein the side flange comprising a back end that is configured to contact the roof base;
wherein a distance between the back end of the side flange and a back surface of the back substrate is 1 mm or more and 4 mm or less;
wherein a protruding width of the side flange from one of the first side surfaces is equal to or less than a protruding width of one of the second side surfaces from the one of the first side surfaces; and
wherein the metal roofing member is configured to be arranged on the roof base while abutting at least one of the second side surfaces against a second side surface of another metal roofing member.

US Pat. No. 10,597,871

LIFTING AND LEVELING INSERT FOR A PRECAST CONCRETE SLAB

Meadow Burke, LLC, River...

1. An insert for lifting and leveling a precast concrete slab, comprising:a sleeve configured to be embedded in a precast concrete slab, the sleeve having a predetermined total length, said sleeve comprised of a continuous wire;
an upper thread extending along an inner surface of said sleeve by a distance that is shorter than said predetermined total length;
a lifting bolt positionable in said upper thread for hoisting and positioning said precast concrete slab, said lifting bolt having an outer diameter;
a lower thread extending along said inner surface of said sleeve by a distance that is shorter than said predetermined total length;
a leveling bolt positionable in said lower thread that is shorter than said predetermined total length of said sleeve, said leveling bolt having an outer diameter that is distinct from said outer diameter of said lifting bolt; and
a plate selectively engaged to a lower end of said sleeve, wherein said plate is configured to extend away from said lower end of said sleeve as said leveling bolt rotates in said lower thread.

US Pat. No. 10,597,870

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF INTERLOCKING WALL PANELS

SUREPODS, LLC, Orlando, ...

1. A method of forming a modular building unit, comprising:providing a plurality of pre-formed wall panels operable to be interconnected;
wherein a first pre-formed wall panel of the plurality of pre-formed wall panels comprises a first end and a second end and a planar surface extending between the first end and the second end;
the planar surface of the first pre-formed wall panel comprising a plurality of female receiving members comprising a predetermined distribution along the planar surface;
the first pre-formed wall panel comprising a plurality of metal studs on an opposing side of the first pre-formed wall panel from the planar surface and wherein at least one of the plurality of female receiving members is provided adjacent to a metal stud of the first pre-formed wall panel;
a second pre-formed wall panel of the plurality of pre-formed wall panels comprising a first end and a second end and a planar surface extending between the first end and the second end, the first end of the second pre-formed wall panel comprising a plurality of male extensions, the male extensions being sized and operable to be received within the plurality of female receiving members, and wherein the male extensions comprise substantially the same predetermined distribution as the female receiving members;
providing a plurality of support elements on the first second preformed wall panel, wherein each of the plurality of support elements comprises a metal stud provided on an opposing side of the second preformed wall panel from the planar surface of the second preformed wall panel;
wherein at least one of the plurality of male extensions comprises a rectilinear member having at least one vertical member and a pair of horizontal members, and wherein the at least one of the plurality of male extensions members is joined to or co-formed with at least one metal stud of the second pre-formed wall panel and wherein the pair of horizontal members are connected to the at least one metal stud;
inserting the plurality of male extensions of the second pre-formed wall panel into the plurality of female receiving members in the first pre-formed wall panel to secure the first pre-formed wall panel and the second pre-formed wall panel to form at least one of an interior corner and an exterior corner; and
wherein the method is devoid of taping and mudding the first pre-formed wall panel and the second pre-formed wall panel.

US Pat. No. 10,597,869

UNBONDED LOOSEFILL INSULATION

Owens Corning Intellectua...

1. A loosefill insulation material comprising:a multiplicity of tufts formed from unbonded individual fibers of insulative material, each of the unbonded individual fibers having a fiber diameter, wherein each of the unbonded individual fibers has the same fiber diameter, the tufts having a plurality of voids between the tufts, wherein when installed in an insulation cavity, the tufts have an outer surface that includes a plurality of irregularly-shaped projections, the tufts having an average major tuft dimension;
wherein when installed in an insulation cavity, the average major tuft dimension of the tufts of the unbonded loosefill insulation material has a length in a range of from about 2.5 mm to about 7.6 mm.

US Pat. No. 10,597,868

SEALING STRIP FOR SEALING JOINTS BETWEEN ELEMENTS, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING A SEALING STRIP

Hilti Aktiengesellschaft,...

1. A sealing strip for sealing a joint between two building elements, wherein the sealing strip extends in a longitudinal direction and in cross-sectional profile has two fastening portions, between which two separate adjacent sealing portions are provided that are separated from one another by a predetermined bending site running in the longitudinal direction,wherein the sealing portions each have a chamber filled with a compressible foam,
the sealing strip is formed from a film material comprising upper and lower film portions; and
said predetermined bending site is formed by welding by heat action, said upper and lower film portions.

US Pat. No. 10,597,867

SMOKE AND SOUND BARRIER FOR A BUILDING JOINT SYSTEM

3M Innovative Properties ...

1. A method of using a non-porous adhesive article and optionally a packing material to provide a smoke and sound barrier joint system, the method comprising:providing a first structural element having a first attachment area and a second structural element having a second attachment area, the first and second structural elements being moveable with respect to one another, the first and second attachment areas defining a space therebetween, the space having a fixed length and a width which varies from a minimum width to a maximum width as the structural elements move with respect to each other;
optionally packing the space with the packing material; and
fixedly attaching the non-porous adhesive article to the first attachment area and the second attachment area wherein the non-porous adhesive article comprises a substrate and a pressure sensitive adhesive disposed on at least 90% of a first major surface of the substrate and wherein the non-porous adhesive article has a 90° peel strength according to ASTM D6252/6252M-98 (2011) at a strain rate of 12 inches/minute of at least 2 lb/in on gypsum wallboard.

US Pat. No. 10,597,862

STORM DRAIN FILTER AND METHOD OF INSTALLATION

1. A storm drain filter comprising:a rectangular-shaped telescoping tubular frame having two U-shaped halves in which a first U-shaped halve slides into a second U-shaped halve to allow the width of the frame to be increased or decreased;
said frame having a front edge, a rear edge and side edges;
said frame supporting a filter bag having an inner surface, an outer surface, and an upper perimeter edge surrounding an opening into the filter bag;
said upper perimeter edge of the filter bag being attached to the frame via at least one sleeve located on the perimeter edge of the filter bag;
said at least one sleeve allowing the first halve and the second halve of the frame to slide and change the width of the telescoping frame and the width of the opening of the filter bag;
said filter bag having a rectangular-shaped main panel extending downward from the front edge of the frame and curving upward toward the rear edge of the frame;
side panels each extending from the side edges of the main panel to the side edges of the frame;
said filter bag being constructed out of a porous material capable of allowing water to drain through said porous material but catches small debris and pollutants; and
a mesh panel located on the filter bag between the main panel and the rear edge of the frame directly below the rear edge of the frame wherein said mesh panel is capable of allowing water and pollutants to drain before reaching the upper perimeter edge of the filter bag.

US Pat. No. 10,597,861

MODULAR STORMWATER RETENTION SYSTEM

J.M. Sales Associates, In...

2. A method of constructing a storm water retention system for use in a below ground level excavation defining a void space volume, the method comprising the steps of:positioning a plurality of independent modular fluid retention units having a support surface in an excavation void space volume, the retention unit support surfaces are positioned on a top portion of the respective retention units and oriented substantially horizontal;
selectively positioning the plurality of retention units in the void space volume adjacent to one another defining an interior fluid chamber volume, the positioned retention units defining interstitial volume spaces between the adjacently positioned retention units within the void space; and
positioning a plurality of modular trays to respectively engage the horizontal support surfaces of the plurality of retention units positioning the respective trays above the retention units, each modular tray engaging two adjacently positioned retention units to at least partially cover one of the interstitial volume spaces between the two adjacent positioned retention units, the plurality of trays supporting backfill material on a top surface of the trays without allowing substantial backfill material to enter the interstitial volume spaces, the engaged plurality of trays further preventing relative movement of the two engaged retention units.

US Pat. No. 10,597,860

TOILET POSITIONING TEMPLATE AND METHOD

1. A positioning template, comprising:a forward portion, wherein the forward portion is configured to be positioned adjacent to a seating portion of a toilet bowl;
a rearward portion, wherein:
the rearward portion includes a first plurality of indicia; and
the rearward portion comprises a linear edge extending away from the toilet bowl and configured to be positioned adjacent to a wall;
a medial portion, wherein the medial portion includes a second plurality of indicia;
a top surface, wherein:
the top surface includes a third plurality of indicia; and
the top surface includes a pair of guides, wherein the pair of guides correspond to a location of a pair of protrusions;
a bottom surface, wherein the bottom surface contacts the toilet bowl; and
a pair of protrusions, wherein:
the pair of protrusions extend substantially perpendicularly and vertically downwardly from the bottom surface; and
the pair of protrusions is configured to be received by a pair of seat mounting holes defined in a tank-support portion of the toilet bowl.

US Pat. No. 10,597,855

TOILET FILL VALVE WITH VALVE LOCK

Danco, Inc, Irving, TX (...

1. A lockable toilet fill valve, comprising:a toilet fill valve comprising a float/arm assembly comprising a float and an arm, the toilet fill valve configured to be closed in response to the float/arm assembly being in a first position, and the toilet fill valve configured to be open in response to the float/arm assembly being in a second position; and
a valve lock comprising a cam portion with a push/pull cam, the valve lock configured to engage in an unlock position and a lock position, the valve lock configured to restrict the float/arm assembly in the first position when in the locked position and allow movement of the float/arm assembly when in the unlocked position.

US Pat. No. 10,597,854

SENSING FAUCET FOR INTEGRATION OF SOAP SUPPLY WITH WATER EXIT

1. A sensing faucet for integration of a soap supply with a water exit, comprising a main body, a water supply module, and a soap supply module, said water supply module and said soap supply module installed on said main body,wherein said main body is an approximately L-shaped structure and comprises an extension portion and a mounting portion projecting in a direction away from said extension portion;
said water supply module comprises a water exit unit and a water supply sensing unit, said water exit unit in connection with a water supply pipe and controlled by said water supply sensing unit to supply water;
said soap supply module comprise a soap supply unit and a soap supply sensing unit, said soap supply sensing unit operable to control said soap supply unit to provide soap liquid, such that said soap supply unit supplies the soap liquid through a soap supply pipe; and
said mounting portion of said main body is configured with a first mounting zone and second mounting zone, wherein said first mounting zone is used for the installment of said water supply module and said second mounting zone is used for the installation of said soap supply module, said second mounting zone being of a structure having an inclined surface that is formed by obliquely cutting one side of said mounting portion and faces away from said extension portion, such that an obtuse angle is formed between said first mounting zone and said second mounting zone, an included angle between a front surface of said first mounting zone that faces away from said extension portion and the inclined surface of said second mounting zone that faces away from said extension portion ranges from 91° to 150° to conform to users' hand washing intuition and habit.

US Pat. No. 10,597,852

WHEEL LOADER AND METHOD FOR AUTOMICALLY ACCUMULATING TRANSPORT OPERATION INFORMATION OF WHEEL LOADER

KOMATSU LTD., Tokyo (JP)...

1. A wheel loader comprising:a boom;
a bucket attached to a tip end of the boom;
a travel device;
a forward/reverse travel switching device configured to issue an instruction to switch the wheel loader between forward travel and reverse travel of the travel device; and
a controller configured to
determine a travel distance of the wheel loader,
determine whether the bucket is in a loaded state or an unloaded state, and
automatically accumulate transport operation information about a load on the bucket when the wheel loader is switched to the reverse travel under the loaded state and travels at least a predetermined distance under the loaded state after switching to the reverse travel,
the controller being further configured not to accumulate the transport operation information when the controller determines that the bucket entered the unloaded state before the wheel loader had traveled at least the predetermined distance after switching to the reverse travel under the loaded state.

US Pat. No. 10,597,851

OPERATION DEVICE FOR CONSTRUCTION MACHINE

Hitachi Construction Mach...

1. An operation device for a construction machine comprising:a support member that is disposed on at least one of both left and right sides of an operator's seat installed in said construction machine;
an operating tool stand that is disposed to said support member and is rotatable between an operating position in which said operating tool stand extends forward from said support member and a tilt-up position in which said operating tool stand extends upward with respect to said support member; and
an operating tool that is disposed at a front end side of said operating tool stand to operate said construction machine, characterized in that:
said operating tool stand includes;
a rotating member that is rotatably mounted about a support pin as a rotational pivot, said supporting pin being mounted to said support member, and
a cam roller that is rotatably mounted to said rotating member and rotates together with said rotating member;
said support member is provided with an elastic member that has a contact surface with which said cam roller comes in elastic contact in accordance with rotation of said rotating member;
said contact surface of said elastic member has an operating position contact part with which said cam roller comes in contact in said operating position, and a tilt-up position contact part with which said cam roller comes in contact in said tilt-up position; and
a dimension (B) from a rotating center (O) of said rotating member to said operating position contact part is formed to be smaller than a dimension (C) from the rotating center (O) of said rotating member to said tilt-up position contact part.

US Pat. No. 10,597,846

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR POSITIONING A LIFT ARM ON A POWER MACHINE

Clark Equipment Compmany,...

1. A power machine comprising:a frame;
a frame orientation sensor configured to provide a frame orientation sensor output indicative of an orientation of the frame relative to a gravitational direction;
a lift arm pivotably coupled to the frame;
a lift arm actuator coupled between the frame and the lift arm to control movement of the lift arm relative to the frame;
a lift arm orientation sensor configured to provide a lift arm orientation sensor output indicative of an orientation of the lift arm relative to the gravitational direction;
a power source in communication with the lift arm actuator and configured to provide power source control signals to control the lift arm actuator;
a lift arm control input configured to be manipulated by a power machine operator to provide a lift arm control signal; and
a controller coupled to the lift arm control input to receive the lift arm control signal, to the frame orientation sensor to receive the frame orientation sensor output, and to the lift arm orientation sensor to receive the lift arm orientation sensor output, wherein the controller is configured to calculate a position of the lift arm relative to the frame based on the frame orientation sensor output and the lift arm orientation sensor output and wherein the controller is further coupled to the power source to control the power source control signals and thereby control the lift arm actuator to move the lift arm to a predetermined position.

US Pat. No. 10,597,845

IMPLEMENT VIBRATION SYSTEM AND METHOD

1. An implement vibration system for a vehicle having an implement, the implement vibration system comprising:a vibration activation device;
an operator control that enables the operator to send implement commands to control movement of the implement;
an electrohydraulic mechanism that controls the movement of the implement;
an electronic controller that monitors the vibration activation device and sends movement signals to the electrohydraulic mechanism to control movement of the implement;
wherein the movement signals sent by the electronic controller to the electrohydraulic mechanism are based on the implement commands; and
wherein when the vibration activation device is activated, the electronic controller sends vibration signals to the electrohydraulic mechanism to cause the implement to vibrate, and superimposes the vibration signals on the movement signals sent to the electrohydraulic mechanism.

US Pat. No. 10,597,842

EXCAVATION SHORING

16. A method, comprising:obtaining an excavation shoring apparatus having a polymeric pipe sized to circumferentially enclose at least one human user working in a subterranean excavation, a plurality of channel brackets attached to the pipe, each channel bracket forming an elongated cross-sectional profile defining a channel having a longitudinal axis extending along the channel bracket;
placing a leg in each of the channels, each leg forming an elongated cross-sectional profile defining a beam, each channel configured to receivingly engage the beam in a closely-mating slidable relationship, and each leg terminating at a laterally-extending pad configured to contact a floor of the excavation and distributing the pipe's weight to the floor laterally beyond the beam; and
fixing each leg to the corresponding channel bracket by inserting a respective removable fastener simultaneously through an opening in the respective channel bracket and through a selected opening in the respective leg corresponding to a desired fixed position of the leg along the longitudinal axis.

US Pat. No. 10,597,836

MANUAL SNOW SHOVEL WITH SNOW COMPRESSION MEANS FOR GRAVITATIONALLY AIDED UNLOADING

1. A manual snow shovel comprising:a support sled comprising a base for sliding movement over a ground surface from which snow is to be cleared;
a snow working unit carried atop said support sled for movement therewith over the ground surface;
a handle support structure coupled to the support sled and extending upwardly and rearwardly therefrom; and
a handle carried on the handle support structure at a location spaced upwardly and rearwardly from the support sled for manual gripping of the handle by an operator in order to displace said support sled over the ground surface;
wherein said snow working unit comprises:
an inclined load blade carried atop the support sled in a position angling upwardly and rearwardly from a lower front edge of said inclined load blade toward an opposing upper rear end thereof, said inclined load blade having a tapered shape that narrows away from said front lower edge toward the upper rear end of said inclined load blade so that opposing sides of said inclined load blade rearwardly converge with one another toward said upper rear end of said inclined load blade; and
up-turned and in-turned side walls connected to the inclined load blade at opposing sides thereof and reaching upwardly and inwardly from said opposing sides of said inclined load blade; and
wherein:
at elevated areas of the inclined load blade spaced upwardly and rearwardly from the lower front edge thereof, a topside of said inclined load blade is of concave curvature in a width direction in which said opposing sides of the inclined load blade are spaced from one another; and
the concave curvature of the topside of said inclined load blade at said elevated areas is of increasingly aggressive concavity toward the upper rear end of said inclined load blade.

US Pat. No. 10,597,835

SURROGATE FOR CONCRETE DIVIDER

The Trustees of Indiana U...

1. A concrete divider surrogate comprising:a main body, the main body configured to be substantially the same size and shape as a main body of a concrete divider, the main body including a core and a skin attached to the core, the skin covering at least a portion of the core, the skin including a plurality of layers, the plurality of layers including a first layer, a second layer, and an intermediate layer, the intermediate layer being located between the first layer and the second layer, wherein at least one of:
the first layer includes a mixture of paint and cement; and
the second layer includes a conductive material.

US Pat. No. 10,597,834

CRASH BARRIER SYSTEM WITH DIFFERENT INTERVALS

Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche ...

1. A crash barrier system comprising:support posts, box beams, upper tubes, lower tubes, barrier rails, and a lower suspension,
the support posts are arranged axially parallel to one another,
the box beams are connected to the support posts on a front facing side of the support posts, and the box beams are mounted between the support posts and the upper tubes,
the upper tubes are vertically oriented and arranged axially parallel to one another, connected to the box beams, and mounted between the barrier rails and the box beams,
the barrier rails are fastened to the upper tubes, and positioned on a front facing side of the crash barrier system, and
the lower suspension includes the lower tubes and is fastened to the front facing side of the support posts at a location beneath the box beams and the upper tubes,
wherein the lower tubes are each oriented in the same vertical orientation as the upper tubes and are positioned at an elevation beneath the upper tubes, and the lower tubes are each shorter than the upper tubes and have a greater ductility than the upper tubes for absorbing impact energy in an event of a collision with the lower suspension.

US Pat. No. 10,597,833

WIRE MESH AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING A COIL FOR A WIRE MESH

Geobrugg AG, Romanshorn ...

1. A wire netting comprisinga plurality of helices which are braided with one another, at least one helix of the plurality of helices:
being manufactured of at least one of a single wire, a wire bundle, a wire strand, a wire rope and/or another longitudinal element, each of the at least one of the single wire, the wire bundle, the wire strand, the wire rope and/or the another longitudinal element being formed from at least one wire, and
comprising at least one first leg, at least one second leg and at least one bending region connecting the first leg and the second leg to one another,
wherein, in a longitudinal view in parallel to a longitudinal direction of the at least one helix of the plurality of helices, the bending region comprises:
at least one bending zone with a bending curvature, and
at least one first transition zone which is connected to the first leg and has a first transition curvature that differs from the bending curvature,
wherein the first leg and/or the second leg are at least section-wise straight, and
wherein the at least one wire is at least partly made of a high-tensile steel with a tensile strength of at least 800 N mm?2.

US Pat. No. 10,597,831

ROLLING DEVICE, IN PARTICULAR FOR PLACING BULK MATERIALS ON THE GROUND

RKM, Ermenonville (FR)

1. A rolling device for depositing bulk materials onto the ground, the rolling device comprising:a rolling chassis, equipped with wheels by which the rolling chassis rests on the ground, and a reservoir for storing and distributing the bulk materials; and
a smoothing table, the smoothing table having a leading edge arranged along a width of the rolling device and transverse to a direction of movement of the rolling device,
the reservoir being provided with, in a lower part forming a bottom of the reservoir, a discharge opening, the discharge opening arranged between the leading edge of the smoothing table and the wheels of the rolling chassis, and configured so as to deposit a bed of the bulk materials with a controlled thickness,
wherein the rolling chassis is mounted so as to be tiltable about a rotation axis of the wheels in order for the rolling device to be configurable between a working configuration in which the smoothing table is in contact with the ground and a transport configuration in which the smoothing table is spaced from the ground,
wherein the wheels of the rolling chassis are driving wheels, and
wherein the reservoir and the smoothing table form a movable assembly, a position of the movable assembly being adjustable via adjusting means configured to allow, at least in a configuration in which the wheels rest on a horizontal flat ground and the smoothing table extends parallel to and spaced from the ground, i) an adjustment of a height of the smoothing table and the discharge opening so as to alternately raise and lower the movable assembly and thereby alternately move the movable assembly further and closer to the ground, and ii) an adjustment of an incline of the smoothing table so as to form a non-zero angle between a plane of the smoothing table and the rotation axis of the wheels.

US Pat. No. 10,597,829

HIGHWAY INTERCHANGE

1. A highway interchange comprising:a plurality of travel paths;
the plurality of travel paths comprising a first major travel path, a second major travel path, a first minor travel path and a second minor travel path;
a plurality of exits;
the first major travel path and the second major travel path being oriented parallel to and directionally opposite each other, wherein the first major travel path and the second major travel path form a major thoroughfare;
the first minor travel path and the second minor travel path being oriented parallel to and directionally opposite each other, wherein the first minor travel path and the second minor travel path form a minor thoroughfare, and wherein the plurality of travel paths are configured to intersect with each other;
the plurality of travel paths being connected to each other through the plurality of exits;
the first minor travel path traversing under the major thoroughfare;
the second minor travel path traversing over the major thoroughfare;
the plurality of exits comprising a first right turn exit, a second right turn exit, a third right turn exit and a fourth right turn exit;
the first right turn exit traversing from the first major travel path to the first minor travel path;
the second right turn exit traversing from the second major travel path to the second minor travel path;
the third right turn exit traversing from the first minor travel path to the second major travel path;
the fourth right turn exit traversing from the second minor travel path to the first major travel path;
the plurality of exits comprising a first left turn exit, a second left turn exit, a third left turn exit and a fourth left turn exit;
the first left turn exit traversing from the first major travel path to the second minor travel path;
the second left turn exit traversing from the second major travel path to the first minor travel path;
the third left turn exit traversing from the first minor travel path to the first major travel path;
the fourth left turn exit traversing from the second minor travel path to the second major travel path;
the first minor travel path and the second minor travel path each comprising a medial intersection portion;
the medial intersection portion of the first minor travel path being positioned beneath the major thoroughfare, wherein the medial intersection portion of the first minor travel path is positioned beneath the first major travel path and the second major travel path;
the medial intersection portion of the second minor travel path being positioned above the major thoroughfare, wherein the medial intersection portion of the second minor travel path is positioned above the first major travel path and the second major travel path;
the first left turn exit traversing from the first major travel path to the medial intersection portion of the second minor travel path;
the second left turn exit traversing from the second major travel path to the medial intersection portion of the first minor travel path;
the third left turn exit traversing from the medial intersection portion of the first minor travel path to the first major travel path; and
the fourth left turn exit traversing from the medial intersection portion of the second minor travel path to the second major travel path.

US Pat. No. 10,597,828

RAIL SPIKE REMOVER

Focused Technology Soluti...

1. A portable apparatus for removing a railroad spike from a rail tie, the apparatus comprising:a main column;
a drive shaft connected to the main column and a mounting flange; and
a plurality of standoffs with a first end and a second end, with the first end of the plurality of standoffs directly connected to the mounting flange and the second end of the plurality of standoffs directly connected to an extractor, wherein the plurality of standoffs are hollow tubes with a length of between 3 and 12 inches,
wherein the main column has a first end and a second end, wherein the first end has a bearing housing integrally joined to the main column, wherein the bearing housing contains a bearing, and the drive shaft extends through the bearing and an opening on the bearing housing, the bearing housing further including a cavity that is concentric with the opening on the bearing housing and the cavity is sized to contain the bearing and have a cylindrical shape that is open at one end with a surface at an opposite end to engage the bearing,
wherein the extractor has an extractor opening to secure a railroad spike, and further
wherein when the drive shaft is rotated, the extractor and the mounting flange moves inside the main column in a vertical direction to extract the railroad spike from the rail tie.

US Pat. No. 10,597,826

SLEEPER PAD

1. A sleeper pad for fastening on at least one outer surface of a railway sleeper facing a ballast bed, the sleeper pad comprising at least one damping layer having a side that is adapted to contact the ballast bed, the damping layer has an EPM index in a range from 10% to 25%, wherein the EPM index is adapted to be determined by a load test carried out on a test body formed of the damping layer with a surface area of 300 mm times 300 mm and includes the following test steps:a) establishing at least one test point on the test body at a site of the test body against which a contour plate, comprising a number of protrusions, presses in a test step c) with a maximum protrusion of one of the protrusions against the test body;
b) determining a starting thickness D0 of the test body in an unloaded state at the test point in a direction perpendicular to a surface of the test body;
c) compressing the test body, which was entirely previously unloaded, within 60 seconds between a level steel plate and the contour plate wherein the test body at the test point at the end of 60 seconds is compressed to 50% of a starting thickness D0 thereof and the contour plate presses with the maximum protrusion of the protrusion of the contour plate against the test body at the test point;
d) continuously maintaining for 12 hours a compression of the test body achieved in test step c) at the end of the 60 seconds;
e) terminating the compression and fully relaxing the test body within a relaxation interval of 5 seconds at an end of the 12 hours according to test step d);
f) measuring a momentary thickness D20 of the test body at the test point 20 minutes after the end of the relaxation interval according to test step e) in the direction perpendicular to the surface of the test body according to test step b);
g) calculating the EPM index from the starting thickness D0 and the momentary thickness D20 measured in test step f), according to the formula: 100% times (D0-D20)/D0.

US Pat. No. 10,597,824

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR IMPROVING PROPERTIES OF LIGNOCELLULOSIC MATERIALS

SOLENIS TECHNOLOGIES, L.P...

1. A size press composition for improving properties of lignocellulosic material, the size press composition comprising an aluminum salt and an anionic styrene acrylate emulsion sizing agent, wherein the aluminum salt and the anionic styrene acrylate emulsion sizing agent are homogeneously dispersed within the size press composition based on visual observation utilizing a microscope at 10× magnification.

US Pat. No. 10,597,822

METHOD AND ARRANGEMENT FOR FIBER FLOW EQUALIZATION IN A REFINER

Valmet AB, (SE)

1. A refiner segment for a refiner intended for defibrating lignocellulose-containing material, which refiner segment has a refining surface and is arrangeable to form a part of a refining surface of said refiner, said refiner segment having an inlet zone directed in the direction of the feed flow of a material to be refined and a refining zone directed in the direction of the material flow of the refined material, and the refiner segment comprisinga plurality of adjacent first bars and a plurality of adjacent second bars, each of said plurality of adjacent first bars and each of said plurality of adjacent second bars having a first end directed in the direction of the inlet zone and a second end directed in the direction of the refining zone, and
said plurality of adjacent first bars and said plurality of adjacent second bars alternating with each other such that said plurality of adjacent first bars forms at least one first groove therebetween and said plurality of adjacent second bars forms a plurality of second grooves therebetween, each of said first ends of said plurality of first bars having a width corresponding to a width of each of said plurality of second grooves and said second end of said plurality of adjacent second bars having a width corresponding to a width of said at least one first groove, said second ends of said first bars and said first ends of said second bars overlapping each other so that they are at least in alignment with each other in a direction transverse to said first and second bars
said second end of the plurality of adjacent first bars has a first guiding surface decreasing from an upper surface of said plurality of adjacent first bars in the direction of the refining zone to said second end, and
said first end of said plurality of adjacent second bars has a second guiding surface increasing from the direction of the inlet zone to an upper surface of said bar towards the second end, and
said first and second guiding surfaces are arranged to form an equalization groove across the surface of said first and second bars, wherein said equalization groove is configured to buffer and distribute a flow of material from at least one of said first grooves between said at least two first bars into one or more of said second grooves formed between said plurality of second bars.

US Pat. No. 10,597,821

SYSTEM AND PROCESS FOR STRIPPING VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS FROM FOUL CONDENSATE

Veolia Water Technologies...

1. A wood pulping process and a method for treating foul condensate produced in the wood pulping process comprising:pulping wood and producing a liquor;
concentrating the liquor in one or more evaporators to produce a concentrated liquor and at least a foul condensate;
directing the foul condensate to a stripping column and directing the foul condensate downward through the stripping column;
producing superheated steam and directing the steam to and then upwardly through the stripping column to strip volatile compounds from the foul condensate and producing a clean condensate and a volatile rich vapor stream that is vented from the stripping column;
evaporating a portion of the clean condensate by heating the clean condensate with the volatile rich vapor stream and producing a vapor;
directing the vapor to one or more mechanical vapor recompression units and compressing the vapor to form at least a portion of the steam that is directed upwardly through the stripping column;
wherein in the course of heating the clean condensate, a hot clean condensate is produced; and
utilizing a portion of the hot clean condensate to desuperheat the steam being directed to the stripping column.

US Pat. No. 10,597,818

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING DYE-ATTACHED SUBSTRATE AND PRINTING DEVICE

NIDEK CO., LTD., Gamagor...

1. A method for manufacturing a dyed resin body using a dye-attached substrate provided with a dye section that includes a sublimable dye to be deposited on a resin body, the method comprising:printing a plurality of units of the dye sections, each dye section for dyeing one resin body or one set of resin bodies constituting one unit, lined up in a longitudinal direction of a long thin substrate, by discharging ink that includes the sublimable dye on the substrate using a printing device, wherein the resin body is a lens,
creating a piece of the substrate that includes the plurality of units of the dye sections, by cutting the substrate on which the dye section is printed;
drying the ink of the plurality of units of the dye sections included in the piece of the substrate;
heating the sublimable dye, the sublimable dye subliming toward the resin body and being deposited on the resin body after the sublimable dye is heated; and
heating the resin body on which the sublimable dye has been deposited, the sublimable dye being fixed to the resin body after the resin body is heated.

US Pat. No. 10,597,815

LAUNDRY TREATMENT APPARATUS

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A laundry treatment apparatus comprising:a cabinet having an air inlet;
a dehumidifier which is provided inside the cabinet, and dehumidifies air suctioned into the cabinet through the air inlet;
a first blower which is provided at a top of the cabinet, and discharges the air dehumidified in the cabinet by the dehumidifier; and
a second blower which is provided over the cabinet with a distance therebetween, and suctions air to send the suctioned air toward laundry hung above the cabinet.

US Pat. No. 10,597,814

DRYING APPARATUS AND METHOD

Xeros Limited, Rotherham...

1. An apparatus for use in the drying of substrates using a solid particulate material, said apparatus comprising:(a) housing means having mounted therein a rotatably mounted cylindrical drum;
(b) access means; and
(c) at least one collection means,wherein said rotatably mounted cylindrical drum additionally comprises capturing and transferring means, adapted to facilitate collection of said solid particulate material and transfer of said solid particulate material to said collection means,wherein said capturing and transferring means comprises routing means adapted to direct the transference of said solid particulate material to said collection means, andeither wherein said capturing and transferring means is comprised in lifters and said routing means comprises a plurality of compartments each of which comprises a plurality of opposed offset chambers, arranged along each side of inner walls of the lifters, or wherein said routing means comprises an Archimedean screw.

US Pat. No. 10,597,813

LAUNDRY WASHING MACHINE

Electrolux Appliances Akt...

1. A laundry washing machine comprising an outer casing and, inside said outer casing, a washing tub, a rotatable drum housed in axially rotatable manner inside the washing tub and configured to house the laundry to be washed, a detergent dispenser configured to supply detergent into the washing tub, a fresh-water supply circuit which is structured for selectively channelling a flow of fresh water from water mains towards the detergent dispenser and/or the washing tub, and an internal water softening device configured to reduce a hardness degree of the fresh water directed towards the detergent dispenser or the washing tub;the detergent dispenser in turn comprising a detergent drawer which is fitted/inserted in an extractable manner into a corresponding drawer housing which is located/recessed inside the outer casing, and is movable along a displacement direction between a retracted position in which the detergent drawer is almost completely recessed into the outer casing, and an extracted position in which the detergent drawer partly juts out from the outer casing; the detergent drawer having one or more detergent compartments each structured for being manually fillable with a given amount of detergent, softener or other washing agent, and a regeneration-agent compartment configured to be manually fillable with a given amount of consumable salt or other regeneration agent;
wherein the detergent drawer of the detergent dispenser comprises:
a single drawer-like supporting structure including the one or more detergent compartments and the regeneration-agent compartment, the detergent drawer being fitted/inserted in an axially sliding manner into the drawer housing, wherein the one or more detergent compartments and the regeneration-agent compartment are arranged in a same single drawer-like supporting structure transversally to the displacement direction of the detergent drawer inside the drawer housing, so that the one or more detergent compartments and the regeneration-agent compartment come out substantially contemporaneously from the outer casing when the detergent drawer moves from the retracted position to the extracted position; and
a drawer flush circuit connected to the fresh-water supply circuit, and configured to pour, when the detergent drawer is in the retracted position, the fresh water arriving from the water mains selectively and alternatively into any one of the detergent compartments of the detergent drawer so as to selectively flush the detergent, softener or other washing agent out of a same detergent compartment, or into the regeneration-agent compartment of the detergent drawer so as to dissolve some of the salt contained in the regeneration-agent compartment and form brine,
wherein the detergent drawer is provided with an upper lid assembly which is arranged on top of the regeneration-agent compartment, and is configured to selectively close/cover an upper mouth of the regeneration-agent compartment to prevent an accidental pouring of detergent, softener or other washing agent into the regeneration-agent compartment, and
wherein the upper lid assembly is configured to receive a flow of fresh water and to channel the fresh water into the regeneration-agent compartment located beneath.

US Pat. No. 10,597,810

LAUNDRY TREATMENT APPARATUS

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A laundry treatment apparatus comprising:a cabinet that defines a cabinet opening for loading and unloading of laundry;
a drum that is installed in the cabinet, that has a cylindrical shape, that is open at a front drum surface oriented toward the cabinet opening, and that is open at a rear drum surface opposite of the front drum surface;
a first support member installed in the cabinet and configured to rotatably support the front drum surface, the first support member defining a support opening configured to allow the drum to communicate with the cabinet opening through the first support member;
a second support member installed in the cabinet and configured to rotatably support the rear drum surface;
a driving unit configured to rotate the drum;
a first mounting portion provided at one of the first and second support members and located below a horizontal line passing through a rotation center of the drum;
a second mounting portion provided at the one of the first and second support members provided with the first mounting portion and located above the horizontal line passing through the rotation center of the drum; and
a drum support unit configured to rotatably support a circumferential surface of the drum and configured to couple to either the first mounting portion or the second mounting portion, the drum support unit being interchangeable between coupling to the first mounting portion or the second mounting portion.

US Pat. No. 10,597,808

BASKET FOR A LAUNDRY TREATING APPLIANCE

Whirlpool Corporation, B...

1. A laundry treating appliance, comprising:a tub defining a tub interior; and
a basket rotatably mounted within the tub interior comprising:
an upper basket portion having a peripheral wall defining a basket interior;
a lower base portion coupled to the upper basket portion and comprising a hub, a rim, and a plurality of spaced ribs extending radially from the hub to the rim and having a first circumferential width; and
a set of spaced axial support walls having a second circumferential width different from the first circumferential width and coupling the plurality of spaced ribs to the upper basket portion, wherein at least one of: the set of spaced axial support walls and the plurality of spaced ribs define a set of spokes extending between the hub and the rim or the first circumferential width is greater than the second circumferential width.

US Pat. No. 10,597,806

SEWING MACHINE AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM

BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI K...

1. A sewing machine comprising:an embroidery frame configured to hold a sewing object;
an image capture portion having a predetermined image capture range;
a processor; and
a memory configured to store computer-readable instructions that, when executed by the processor, instruct the processor to perform processes comprising:
acquiring embroidery data representing an embroidery pattern, the embroidery pattern including a first pattern and a second pattern, the first pattern being a pattern that is sewn in a state in which a holding position of the sewing object held by the embroidery frame is a first position, and the second pattern being a pattern that is sewn subsequent to the first pattern in a state in which the holding position is a second position different from the first position;
identifying, as an image capture area, an area which includes at least a part of a first area and which is within the image capture range in the state in which the holding position is the first position, the first area being an area in which the first pattern is sewn on the basis of the acquired embroidery data;
causing the image capture portion to capture a first image representing the identified image capture area;
acquiring first image data representing the first image;
extracting a first feature point from the acquired first image data;
causing the image capture portion to capture a second image of the sewing object when the holding position is the second position after the first image data has been acquired;
acquiring second image data representing the second image;
extracting a second feature point from the acquired second image data;
setting, on the basis of the first feature point and the second feature point, a layout of the second pattern with respect to the first pattern when the holding position is the second position;
correcting the embroidery data to sew the second pattern in accordance with the set layout; and
sewing the second pattern on the sewing object on the basis of the corrected embroidery data.

US Pat. No. 10,597,804

MULTIPLE WOVEN GAUZE FABRIC

UCHINO CO., LTD., Tokyo ...

1. A manufacturing method of a multiple woven gauze fabric,wherein the multiple woven gauze fabric comprises:
at least a first gauze weave construction and a second gauze weave construction; and
a plurality of connection parts joining the first gauze weave construction and the second gauze weave construction;
wherein the first gauze weave construction comprises a non-twisted yarn;
wherein the second gauze weave construction comprises a hollow twisted yarn; and
wherein wrinkles are generated because of a difference in shrinkage rate between the hollow twisted yarn and the non-twisted yarn,
wherein the method comprises:
forming a correlation between a hollow ratio and a shrinkage rate in the hollow twisted yarn;
selecting a target height of the wrinkles and using the hollow twisted yarn having a hollow ratio according to said target height of the wrinkles;
laminating and joining the first gauze weave construction and the second gauze weave construction together; and
controlling a degree of generation of wrinkles by shrinking the hollow twisted yarn based on a difference in shrinkage rate between the hollow twisted yarn and the non-twisted yarn.

US Pat. No. 10,597,803

COOLING POLYAMIDE YARN

1. A yarn for use in knitting or weaving fabric for a wearer experiencing increased physical effort or being exposed to higher external temperature, the yarni) consisting of Nylon 66 and titanium dioxide (TiO2), wherein said Nylon 66 is polymerized from a mixture of monomers with TiO2, said TiO2 being present in the yarn in an amount of 0.3 wt % to 1.5 wt %,
ii) exhibiting low crimp characterized by a crimp modulus between 2% and 3%, and
iii) having an elliptic cross-section characterized by a ratio between a minor axis and a major axis of between 3:7 and 6:7,
wherein the combination of the crimp with the ratio and with the chemical composition affects heat conductivity and the structural properties of the fabric knitted or woven from said yarn, resulting in cooling the skin of the wearer, the effects being confirmed and quantized in laboratory tests, and being compared with a comparative fabric sample on an inanimate manikin model.

US Pat. No. 10,597,798

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR COOLING YARNS AND FABRICS, AND ARTICLES COMPRISING SAME

1. A single covered yarn comprising:(a) a core fiber comprising a composite fiber; and
(b) a first fiber comprising a cellulosic fiber;
wherein the composite fiber comprises a core component and a sheath component;
wherein the core component comprises a polyester polymer and a first cooling composition;
wherein the sheath component comprises a polyamide polymer and a second cooling composition;
wherein the first cooling composition is present in an amount of about 1 wt % to about 20 wt % based on the weight of the polyester polymer and the first cooling composition;
wherein the first cooling composition comprises Ag, Al, Ca, Cu, Fe, K, Mg, Si, Ti, or combinations thereof present in at least one ionic or covalent compound;
wherein the second cooling composition is present in an amount of about 1 wt % to about 20 wt % based on the weight of the polyamide polymer and the second cooling composition;
wherein the second cooling composition comprises Ag, Al, Ca, Cu, Fe, K, Mg, Si, Ti, or combinations thereof present in an at least one ionic or covalent compound; and
wherein the first fiber is wound around the core yarn to form a single covered yarn.

US Pat. No. 10,597,795

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A SEMICONDUCTOR WAFER WITH EPITAXIAL LAYER IN A DEPOSITION CHAMBER, APPARATUS FOR PRODUCING A SEMICONDUCTOR WAFER WITH EPITAXIAL LAYER, AND SEMICONDUCTOR WAFER WITH EPITAXIAL LAYER

SILTRONIC AG, Munich (DE...

3. An apparatus for producing an epitaxially coated semiconductor wafer, comprising:a deposition chamber;
a load lock chamber;
a susceptor having a placement area for placing a substrate semiconductor wafer in an edge region of the rear side of the substrate semiconductor wafer;
in the load lock chamber, lift elements for raising and lowering the susceptor and the substrate semiconductor wafer or the epitaxially coated semiconductor wafer lying on the susceptor, by contacting the susceptor from below, upper holding clamps for placing the substrate semiconductor wafer or the epitaxially coated semiconductor wafer, and lift pins for lifting the substrate semiconductor wafer or epitaxially coated semiconductor wafer from the susceptor, and
a transport tool, adapted to contact the susceptor, for transporting the susceptor and the substrate semiconductor wafer lying on the susceptor from the load lock chamber into the deposition chamber and for transporting the susceptor and the epitaxially coated semiconductor wafer lying on the susceptor from the deposition chamber into the load lock chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,597,793

PLATING APPARATUS AND RECORDING MEDIUM RECORDING PROGRAM THEREON

EBARA CORPORATION, Tokyo...

1. A plating apparatus for applying a plating process on a substrate by using a substrate holding member, the plating apparatus comprising:a plating tank;
a first member disposed in the plating tank at a position opposite to the substrate holding member when the substrate holding member is placed in the plating tank;
an optical sensor disposed on one of the substrate holding member and the first member; and
a plurality of detected parts disposed on the other of the substrate holding member and the first member to be detectable by the optical sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,597,792

ELECTRICALLY CONDUCTIVE MATERIAL FOR CONNECTION COMPONENT

Kobe Steel, Ltd., Kobe-s...

1. An electrically conductive material, comprising:coating layers comprising a Cu—Sn alloy coating layer and a Sn coating layer that is formed in sequence on a surface of a base material made of a copper or copper alloy sheet strip,
wherein a Cu content in the Cu—Sn alloy coating layer is from 55 to 70 atomic %,
an average thickness of the Cu—Sn alloy coating layer is from 0.1 to 3.0 ?m,
an average thickness of the Sn coating layer is from 0.2 to 5.0 ?m, and
a material surface of the electrically conductive material has an arithmetic mean roughness Ra in at least one direction of 0.15 ?m or more and an arithmetic mean roughness Ra in all directions of 3.0 ?m or less, and
wherein when a reflected electron image of the material surface is observed with a scanning electron microscope at a magnification of 100 times, a region A and a region B having a higher brightness than the region A and in which the Cu—Sn alloy coating layer is not exposed coexist on the material surface, and an area ratio of the region A on the material surface is from 2 to 65%, and
wherein when the region A is observed with the scanning electron microscope at a magnification of 10,000 times, a region C covered with the Sn coating layer and a region D not covered with the Sn coating layer coexist in the region A, and an area ratio of the region C in the region A is from 20 to 70%.

US Pat. No. 10,597,790

REFINED COPPER, METHOD OF PRODUCING REFINED COPPER, ELECTRIC WIRE AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING ELECTRIC WIRE

HITACHI METALS, LTD., To...

1. A method of producing a refined copper, the method comprising:manufacturing a copper plate of not less than 3 mm in thickness by depositing the refined copper on a cathode by an electroplating process or an electroless plating process in an alkaline plating bath comprising a solution of a copper compound consisting of a copper cyanide that does not include any of sulfur, chlorine, and oxygen elements, and produces copper ions having a valence of +1 in the solution,
wherein a sulfur concentration in an entirety of the copper plate is not more than 3.1 mass ppm, a chlorine concentration in the entirety of the copper plate is not more than 1.1 mass ppm, a sulfur concentration in the copper plate from an outermost surface to a depth of 80 nm is not less than 200 mass ppm and not more than 620 mass ppm, and chlorine concentration in the copper plate from the outermost surface to a depth of 60 nm is not less than 400 mass ppm and not more than 700 mass ppm.

US Pat. No. 10,597,787

ELECTROCHEMICAL REACTION DEVICE

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba,...

1. An electrochemical reaction device, comprising:an electrolytic solution tank;
an oxidation electrode disposed in the electrolytic solution tank;
a reduction electrode disposed in the electrolytic solution tank; and
a generator connected to the oxidation electrode and the reduction electrode,
wherein the reduction electrode has
a carbon porous layer having a porous structure with a pore distribution of 5 ?m or more and 10 ?m or less, and
a metal porous layer disposed on the carbon porous layer, the metal porous layer having a porous structure with a pore distribution of 5 nm or more and 100 nm or less and containing particles of a reduction catalyst of 100 nm or less, the reduction catalyst being at least one selected from the group consisting of Au, Ag, Cu, Pt, Ni, Zn and Pd,
wherein the generator has a photovoltaic body having a first face connected to the oxidation electrode and a second face connected to the reduction electrode, and is configured to perform charge separation by energy of light irradiated on the first face or the second face,
wherein the oxidation electrode is in contact with the first face of the photovoltaic body, and has a first through hole which is capable of passing an electrolytic solution through,
wherein the reduction electrode is in contact with the second face of the photovoltaic body, and has a second through hole which is capable of passing the electrolytic solution through, and
wherein the photovoltaic body has a third through hole which is capable of passing the electrolytic solution through and communicated with the first through hole and the second through hole.

US Pat. No. 10,597,786

RUST PARTICLE REMOVER FOR SILVERWARE/POTS/PANS AND LAUNDRY

1. A rust particle remover, comprising a core (1) and an outer sleeve (2),characterized in that
the core (1) is made up of a magnet comprising a magnetic field strength of at least 13.2 Tesla,
wherein the core (1) is introduced into the outer sleeve (2) by means of pressure pressing, and wherein
the surface of the outer sleeve (2) has a fluting, the structure of which has a depth of between 8.87 ?m and 0.5 mm.

US Pat. No. 10,597,783

LITHIUM CELL ELECTRODE USING SURFACE-MODIFIED COPPER FOIL CURRENT COLLECTOR

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A method of re-shaping at least a selected area of a flat surface of a copper foil to enhance the subsequent application of a layer of a porous resin-bonded coating of particles of electrode material for a lithium electrochemical cell; the method comprising:reacting the selected area of the flat copper surface with an aqueous solution of a hydroxide ion-containing and a copper metal oxidant-containing composition at a predetermined temperature and for a predetermined period of time to react with a portion of the copper at the flat surface of the copper foil to form a field of wires or wire-like protrusions of copper hydroxide, each copper hydroxide wire being anchored at one end to un-reacted copper at the surface of the copper foil, the copper hydroxide wires extending outwardly from the un-reacted copper surface, the field of copper hydroxide wires extending over the selected area of the copper surface of the copper foil;
heating the field of copper hydroxide wires in air to convert the copper hydroxide wires to a field of copper oxide wires; and
reacting the field of copper oxide wires with hydrogen to convert the copper oxide wires to a field of copper wires;
the surface of the copper foil being thus prepared for the subsequent application of the porous resin-bonded coating of particles of electrode material to either (i) the field of copper wires, or (ii) to the formed field of copper oxide wires.

US Pat. No. 10,597,781

METHOD FOR FORMING COATING FILM HAVING HIGH HEAT RESISTANCE, HIGH HARDNESS AND ABRASION RESISTANCE, COATING FILM HAVING HIGH HEAT RESISTANCE, HIGH HARDNESS AND ABRASION RESISTANCE, AND CUTTING TOOL COMPRISING SAME

Pusan National University...

1. A method for producing a coating film having high heat resistance, high hardness and wear resistance, the method comprising:forming a metal nitride layer on a metal base;
forming a dried carbon layer on the metal nitride layer; and
irradiating a laser into the dried carbon layer to add carbons into a portion of the metal nitride layer, thereby to form a carburized layer,
wherein the metal nitride layer includes titanium (Ti) and at least one of zirconium (Zr) and chromium (Cr), and
wherein the carburized layer includes a compound in which carbon is added in a substitutional manner, into the metal nitride to form a compound expressed as Ti1-xMx(CyN1-y) (0

US Pat. No. 10,597,773

ANTIMONY-CONTAINING MATERIALS FOR ION IMPLANTATION

Praxair Technology, Inc.,...

1. A composition suitable for ion implantation for implanting antimony-containing ions to create an n-type electronic device structure, comprising:an antimony-containing material, said antimony-containing material chemically stable at ambient temperature and maintained under storage conditions in a liquid phase under sub-atmospheric pressure and further wherein said storage conditions are characterized by the absence of trace amounts of moisture;
said antimony-containing material represented by a non-carbon containing chemical formula; andsaid antimony-containing material in the liquid phase being in substantial equilibrium with a corresponding vapor phase that is adapted to exert a sufficient vapor pressure in response to a downstream vacuum pressure condition.

US Pat. No. 10,597,772

FUNCTIONALLY GRADED MATERIAL BY IN-SITU GRADIENT ALLOY SPUTTER DEPOSITION MANAGEMENT

International Business Ma...

1. A computer implemented method for preparing an alloy film, the method comprising a computer readable storage device having program code embodied therewith, the program code executable by a processing unit to:communicate with a sputter chamber having a configurable surface in communication with a target material, the configurable surface having a moveable segment;
flexibly change a composition of the configurable surface, including selectively introduce the segment; and
introduce ingress gas to interact with the changed composition, the interaction to produce an alloy film.

US Pat. No. 10,597,769

METHOD OF FABRICATING A MAGNETIC STACK ARRANGEMENT OF A LAMINATED MAGNETIC INDUCTOR

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A method of fabricating a magnetic stack arrangement of a laminated magnetic inductor, the method comprising:forming a first magnetic stack comprising one or more magnetic layers alternating with one or more insulating layers in a first inner region of the laminated magnetic inductor;
forming a second magnetic stack comprising one or more magnetic layers alternating with one or more insulating layers opposite a surface of the first magnetic stack in an outer region of the laminated magnetic inductor; and
forming a third magnetic stack comprising one or more magnetic layers alternating with one or more insulating layers opposite a surface of the second magnetic stack in a second inner region of the laminated magnetic inductor;
wherein a thickness of an insulating layer in the second magnetic stack is greater than a thickness of an insulating layer in the first magnetic stack.

US Pat. No. 10,597,763

IN-BATH ROLL AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING IN-BATH ROLL

1. An in-bath roll used in a metal bath containing at least 50% by mass or more of Al, the in-bath roll comprising:an undercoat layer formed on a surface of the roll, the undercoat layer being formed by a cermet thermal spray coating film containing a first boride containing at least WB, WCoB, W2CoB2, a second boride composed of at least one kind of Cr, Zr, and Ti borides, and a balance composed of a cobalt-based alloy not containing nickel of 5% by mass or more;
a topcoat layer formed on a surface of the undercoat layer, the topcoat layer being formed by a ceramic thermal spray coating film containing at least ZrO2 and Y2O3; and
a friction reducing layer formed on a surface of the topcoat layer, the friction reducing layer being composed of BN and at least one kind of TiO2, ZrO2, SiO2, MgO, and CaO, wherein
with respect to 100% by mass of the cermet thermal spray coating film, the first boride is 55% by mass or more and 75% by mass or less, the second boride is 5% by mass or more and 15% by mass or less, and a content of B is 5.0% by mass or more and 7.0% by mass or less, and
BN is contained in an amount of 20% by mass or more with respect to 100% by mass of the friction reducing layer.

US Pat. No. 10,597,762

ALUMINUM ALLOYS WITH HIGH STRENGTH AND COSMETIC APPEAL

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An aluminum alloy comprising:4.5 to 6.5 wt % Zn,
0.9 to 1.5 wt % Mg,
0 to 0.04 wt % Cu,
0 to 0.04 wt % Zr,
0 to 0.25 wt % Fe,
0 to 0.10 wt % Si; and
the balance being aluminum and incidental impurities;
wherein the alloy has 3-6 vol % MgZn2,
wherein the alloy has an average grain aspect ratio of 1.0 to 1.3; wherein the alloy has a thermal conductivity greater than 130 W/mk; and wherein the alloy has a yield strength of at least 280 MPa.

US Pat. No. 10,597,761

SELF-REPAIRING METAL ALLOY MATRIX COMPOSITES, METHODS OF MANUFACTURE AND USE THEREOF AND ARTICLES COMPRISING THE SAME

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RES...

1. A composite comprising:a metal alloy matrix; where the metal alloy matrix comprises aluminum in an amount greater than 50 atomic percent to 99 atomic percent; a first metal and a second metal; where the first metal is different from the second metal; and where the metal alloy matrix comprises a low temperature melting phase and a high temperature melting phase; where the low temperature melting phase melts at a temperature that is lower than the high temperature melting phase; and
a contracting constituent, where the contracting constituent comprises a material having a negative coefficient of thermal expansion; where the contracting constituent exerts a compressive force on the metal alloy matrix at a temperature between a melting point of the low temperature melting phase and a melting point of the high temperature melting phase or below the temperature of the low temperature melting phase.

US Pat. No. 10,597,759

NON-ORIENTED ELECTRICAL STEEL SHEET HAVING HIGH MAGNETIC FLUX DENSITY AND MOTOR

JFE STEEL CORPORATION, T...

1. A non-oriented electrical steel sheet having a chemical composition comprising:C: not more than 0.010 mass %,
Si: 1.0-7.0 mass %,
Mn: 0.001-3.0 mass %,
sol. Al: 0.0001-3.5 mass %,
P: 0.01-0.2 mass %,
S: not more than 0.010 mass %,
N: not more than 0.010 mass %, and
the remainder being Fe and inevitable impurities,
wherein:
a ratio (P120/Fe700) of a peak-peak height P120 of P near to an electronic energy of 120 eV to a peak-peak height Fe700 of Fe near to an electronic energy of 700 eV in an Auger differential spectrum obtained by analyzing a broken surface of a grain boundary through Auger electron spectroscopy is not less than 0.1, and
a sheet thickness is 0.10-0.50 mm.

US Pat. No. 10,597,757

DUCTILE HIGH-TEMPERATURE MOLYBDENUM-BASED ALLOYS

QUESTEK INNOVATIONS LLC, ...

1. An alloy comprising, by weight:0.01% to 1% vanadium,
0% to 0.04% carbon,
0.01% to 6.5% niobium,
0% to 1% titanium,
about 0.024% to 0.04% boron,
0% to 1% tungsten,
0% to 1% tantalum,
0% to 1% hafnium, and
0% to 1% ruthenium,
the balance molybdenum and incidental elements and impurities.

US Pat. No. 10,597,755

POROUS MATERIAL

CHONGQING RUNZE PHARMACEU...

1. A porous material, comprising a plurality of pores in a uniform distribution, whereineach cubic centimeter of the porous material is uniform in mass, and an absolute value of a deviation of the each cubic centimeter of the porous material is equal to or less than 4% by mass, referring that when a plurality of three-dimensional blocks with a volume of equal to or less than 1 cm3 and a same size are randomly taken from the porous material, each three-dimensional block of the plurality of three-dimensional blocks is weighed up respectively to obtain an average value of masses of the plurality of three-dimensional blocks, and the absolute value of the deviation of the each three-dimensional block from the average value of the masses is equal to or less than 4% of the average value of the masses of the plurality of three-dimensional blocks; and an elastic modulus of the porous material is reduced by 10-82% compared to a value of an elastic modulus of a raw material used to make the porous material.

US Pat. No. 10,597,753

SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF EFFICIENTLY RECOVERING PRECIOUS METALS USING AN ALKALINE LEACH, ULTRASOUND, AND ELECTROLYSIS

ALL GREEN RECYCLING, INC....

1. A method for extracting a desired metal from a substance, the method comprising:contacting the substance with an alkaline leach to separate the desired metal from the substance;
providing ultrasound energy and anodic current on a work face of the substance;
etching the substance with the alkaline leach, thereby releasing the desired metal from the substance; and
collecting the released desired metal.

US Pat. No. 10,597,749

CONTINUOUS ANNEALING APPARATUS

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A continuous annealing apparatus for continuously annealing a strip, the continuous annealing apparatus comprising:a pre-treatment device to prepare a strip unwound from a coil to continuously anneal the strip;
a heating device to heat the strip prepared by the pre-treatment device;
a heat holding device to isothermally maintain the strip heated by the heating device;
a first cooling device to cool the strip heat maintained by the heat holding device;
an annealing device comprising:
a first annealing device disposed adjacent to a side of the first cooling device and annealing the strip, which is cooled by the first cooling device, for a first time; and
a second annealing device disposed adjacent to the side of the first cooling device and winding the strip, which is cooled by the first cooling device, into a coil and then unwinding the coil into the strip again after annealing for a second time which is a longer period of time than the first time;
a second cooling device to cool the strip annealed by the first annealing device or the second annealing device; and
a post-treatment device to wind the strip cooled by the second cooling device into the coil,
wherein the second annealing device comprises:
a cutting machine to cut the strip cooled by the first cooling device into a predetermined length;
a continuous coil winding machine to wind each of strips transferred through the cutting machine into a coil;
a coil feeding device to transfer the coil wound by the continuous coil winding machine;
a heat treatment device to anneal the coil for the second time;
a main coil unwinding reel to unwind the coil heat-treated by the heat treatment device into a strip again; and
a welding machine to weld preceding and trailing strips unwound from the main coil unwinding reel to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,597,742

LOW-TEMPERATURE HIGH-STRENGTH-AND-DUCTILITY HIGH MANGANESE STEEL, AND HIGH MANGANESE STEEL PLATE AND HIGH MANGANESE STEEL TUBE MANUFACTURING PROCESS

YANSHAN UNIVERSITY, Qinh...

1. A machining technology of a low-temperature high-strength-ductility high manganese steel plate, comprising process steps of smelting high manganese steel, post-treating a steel ingot, and cogging and rolling to form a plate, wherein the process steps comprise the following parameters:A. smelting the high manganese steel: calculating a feeding ratio according to the percentage by weight of components in the high manganese steel: Mn 30%-36%, C 0.02%-0.06%, S?0.01%, P?0.008% and the balance being Fe, and smelting the components into the steel ingot;
B. post-treating the steel ingot: keeping the steel ingot smelted in step A under the condition of 1150 DEG C.-1200 DEG C. and performing heat treatment for 2-4 hours, and then transferring the steel ingot into a water quenching tank at room temperature to complete solid solution treatment; and
C. cogging and rolling the steel ingot to form a plate: performing hot rolling, tempering and homogenizing after cogging the steel ingot after solid solution treatment.

US Pat. No. 10,597,735

ANTIBACTERIAL AND PLASMID ELIMINATION AGENTS

The Penn State Research F...

1. A non-natural nucleic acid construct comprising nucleotide sequence encoding a promoter at a 5? end of the nucleic acid construct, operably linked to a nucleotide sequence encoding a variant fluorescent protein sequence having no stop codon, which is operably linked to a nucleotide sequence is encoding a tmRNA peptide tag at a 3? end of the nucleic acid construct.

US Pat. No. 10,597,714

AUTOMATED PRIMING AND LIBRARY LOADING DEVICE

Clear Labs, Inc., Menlo ...

1. A nucleic acid sequencing apparatus comprising:(a) a nucleic acid library preparation compartment comprising two or more chambers configured to prepare a plurality of nucleic acids from a sample for a sequencing reaction, wherein said compartment is operatively connected to a nucleic acid sequencing chamber;
(b) a nucleic acid sequencing chamber, wherein said nucleic acid sequencing chamber comprises:
(i) one or more flow cells comprising a plurality of pores or sequencing cartridges configured for the passage of a nucleic acid strand, wherein each said one or more flow cells comprises a sample input port comprising a flow path in fluid communication with a sensing chamber outlet, wherein said sample input port is configured to be robotically opened, wherein said sample input port comprises a plug that projects a sufficient distance above the surface of the flow cell for removal by a robotic tool; and
(c) an automated platform, wherein said automated platform is programmed to robotically move a sample from said nucleic acid library preparation compartment into said sample input port in said nucleic acid sequencing chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,597,704

NUCLEIC ACID CLASSIFICATION

Bio-NEMS Corporation, Mo...

1. A method for classifying a target nucleic acid, the method comprising:exposing, in a test system, a plurality of capture probes to the target nucleic acid, the test system comprising a conditioning system, a hybridization surface, and a processor, the conditioning system being configured to apply an adjustable conditioning parameter at the plurality of capture probes, the plurality of capture probes being attached to the hybridization surface and at least two of the plurality of capture probes having different abilities to hybridize to the target nucleic acid;
establishing a first hybridization condition by adjusting the adjustable conditioning parameter in the conditioning system to a first value;
determining, by the processor, a first degree of hybridization of the plurality of capture probes with the target nucleic acid under the first hybridization condition, the first degree of hybridization comprising at least one of a first association rate and a first dissociation rate of the target nucleic acid from each capture probe under the first hybridization condition;
establishing a second hybridization condition by adjusting the adjustable conditioning parameter in the conditioning system to a second value;
determining, by the processor, a second degree of hybridization of the plurality of capture probes with the target nucleic acid under the second hybridization condition, the second degree of hybridization comprising at least one of a second association rate and a second dissociation rate of the target nucleic acid from each capture probe under the second hybridization condition; and
classifying, by the processor, the target nucleic acid by determining differences between the first degree of hybridization and the second degree of hybridization with respect to each of the plurality of capture probes and comparing the differences to a model of differences of degrees of hybridization of known nucleic acids.

US Pat. No. 10,597,699

COPY NUMBER PRESERVING RNA ANALYSIS METHOD

LEXOGEN GMBH, Vienna (AT...

1. A method for generating a nucleic acid product from a template RNA molecule, comprising after having obtained a template RNA:(a) annealing a first oligonucleotide primer at a preselected nucleic acid region of the template RNA;
(b) elongating the first oligonucleotide primer in a template specific manner thereby obtaining a first elongated strand;
(c) removing the RNA template;
(d) annealing more than one further oligonucleotide primers to the first elongated strand;
(e) elongating the more than one further oligonucleotide primers:
i) in a template specific manner without displacement of primers annealed to the first elongated strand, wherein the primers have an increased melting temperature as compared to natural oligonucleotides, and/or a polymerase without displacement activity is used for said elongating; or
ii) with a polymerase that destroys a displaced strand, thereby generating further elongation products; and
(f) isolating and/or amplifying from said further elongation products, an elongation product that comprises a nucleic acid portion complementary to the first oligonucleotide primer.

US Pat. No. 10,597,673

PLANTS HAVING INCREASED TOLERANCE TO HERBICIDES

BASF SE, Ludwigshafen (D...


wherein the amino acid at position 8 and/or 11 within said motif is substituted by any other amino acid,wherein the CESA-inhibiting herbicide comprises a compound having the Formula (I):whereinA is heteroaryl, which is substituted by 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 substituents RA selected from the group consisting of halogen, OH, CN, amino, NO2, C1-C6-alkyl, C2-C6-alkenyl, C2-C6-alkynyl, C1-C6-alkoxy, C2-C6-alkenyloxy, C2-C6-alkynyloxy, (C1-C6-alkoxy)-C1-C6-alkyl, (C1-C6-alkoxy)-C1-C6-alkoxy, (C1-C6-alkoxy)-C2-C6-alkenyl, (C1-C6-alkoxy)-C2-C6-alkynyl, C1-C6-alkylthio, (C1-C6-alkyl)sulfinyl, (C1-C6-alkyl)sulfonyl, (C1-C6-alkyl)amino, di(C1-C6-alkyl)amino, (C1-C6-alkyl)-carbonyl, (C1-C6-alkoxy)-carbonyl, (C1-C6-alkyl)-carbonyloxy, C3-C6-cycloalkyl, C3-C6-cycloalkoxy, (C3-C6-cycloalkyl)-C1-C4-alkyl, and (C3-C6-cycloalkyl)-C1-C4-alkoxy, where the aliphatic and cycloaliphatic parts of the 22 aforementioned radicals are unsubstituted, partly or completely halogenated and where the cycloaliphatic parts of the last 4 mentioned radicals may carry 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6 methyl groups;
R1 is selected from the group consisting of H, OH, S(O)2NH2, CN, C1-C6-alkyl, C2-C6-alkenyl, C2-C6-alkynyl, (C3-C6-cycloalkyl)-C1-C4-alkyl, C1-C6-alkoxy, (C1-C6-alkoxy)-C1-C6-alkyl, (C1-C6-alkyl)-carbonyl, (C1-C6-alkoxy)carbonyl, (C1-C6-alkyl)sulfonyl, (C1-C6-alkylamino)carbonyl, di(C1-C6-alkyl)aminocarbonyl, (C1-C6-alkylamino)sulfonyl, di(C1-C6-alkyl)aminosulfonyl and (C1-C6-alkoxy)sulfonyl, where the aliphatic and cycloaliphatic parts of the 14 aforementioned radicals are unsubstituted, partly or completely halogenated, or
phenyl, phenyl-C1-C6-alkyl, phenylsulfonyl, phenylaminosulfonyl, phenylcarbonyl and phenoxycarbonyl,
wherein phenyl in the last 6 mentioned radicals are unsubstituted or substituted by 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 identical or different substituents selected from the group consisting of halogen, CN, NO2, C1-C6-alkyl, C1-C6-haloalkyl, C1-C6-alkoxy and C1-C6-haloalkoxy;
R2 is H, halogen, OH, CN, C1-C6-alkyl, C2-C6-alkenyl, C3-C6-alkynyl, (C1-C6-alkoxy)-C1-C6-alkyl, C3-C6-cycloalkyl, C3-C6-cycloalkenyl, (C3-C6-cycloalkyl)-C1-C4-alkyl, C1-C6-alkoxy, C2-C6-alkenyloxy, C2-C6-alkynyloxy, C3-C6-cycloalkoxy or (C3-C6-cycloalkyl)-C1-C4-alkoxy, where the aliphatic and cycloaliphatic parts of the 9 aforementioned radicals are unsubstituted, partly or completely halogenated, or
phenyl or phenyl-C1-C6-alkyl,
wherein phenyl in the last 2 mentioned radicals are unsubstituted or substituted by 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 identical or different substituents selected from the group consisting of halogen, CN, NO2, C1-C6-alkyl, C1-C6-haloalkyl, C1-C6-alkoxy and C1-C6-haloalkoxy;
R3 is selected from the group consisting of H, halogen, CN, C1-C6-alkyl, C1-C6-haloalkyl, C1-C6-alkoxy and C1-C6-haloalkoxy;
R4 is selected from the group consisting of H, halogen, CN, C1-C6-alkyl, C2-C6-alkenyl, C3-C6-alkynyl, C3-C6-cycloalkyl, (C3-C6-cycloalkyl)-C1-C4-alkyl, C3-C6-cycloalkenyl and C1-C6-alkoxy-C1-C6-alkyl, where the aliphatic and cycloaliphatic parts of the 7 aforementioned radicals are unsubstituted, partly or completely halogenated; or
R3 and R4 together with the carbon atom to which they are attached form a moiety selected from the group consisting of carbonyl, C2-C6-alkenyl, C3-C6-cycloalkyl, C3-C6-cycloalkenyl and three- to six-membered heterocyclyl,
wherein the C3-C6-cycloalkyl, C3-C6-cycloalkenyl, or three- to six-membered heterocyclyl is unsubstituted or substituted by one to three substituents selected from halogen, CN, C1-C6-alkyl and C1-C6-alkoxy; and
R5 is selected from the group consisting of H, OH, S(O)2NH2, CN, C1-C6-alkyl, C2-C6-alkenyl, C2-C6-alkynyl, (C3-C6-cycloalkyl)-C1-C4-alkyl, C1-C6-alkoxy, (C1-C6-alkoxy)-C1-C6-alkyl, (C1-C6-alkyl)-carbonyl, (C1-C6-alkoxy)carbonyl, (C1-C6-alkyl)sulfonyl, (C1-C6-alkylamino)carbonyl, di(C1-C6-alkyl)aminocarbonyl, (C1-C6-alkylamino)sulfonyl, di(C1-C6-alkyl)aminosulfonyl and (C1-C6-alkoxy)sulfonyl, where the aliphatic and cycloaliphatic parts of the 14 aforementioned radicals are unsubstituted, partly or completely halogenated, or
phenyl, phenyl-C1-C6-alkyl, phenylsulfonyl, phenylaminosulfonyl, phenylcarbonyl and phenoxycarbonyl,
wherein phenyl in the last 6 mentioned radicals are unsubstituted or substituted by 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 identical or different substituents selected from the group consisting of halogen, CN, NO2, C1-C6-alkyl, C1-C6-haloalkyl, C1-C6-alkoxy and C1-C6-haloalkoxy.

US Pat. No. 10,597,643

POLYMERASES ENGINEERED TO REDUCE NUCLEOTIDE-INDEPENDENT DNA BINDING

OMNIOME, INC., San Diego...

1. An engineered DNA polymerase, comprising a variant of the sequence of SEQ ID NO:3, said variant being at least 80% identical to SEQ ID NO:3 and comprising an amino acid substitution mutation at one or more of positions K250, Q281, D355, Q425, and D532.

US Pat. No. 10,597,640

ELUTION MOBILE PHASE AND PROCESS FOR IMMUNOAFFINITY CHROMATOGRAPHY OF VIRUSES

Sveuciliste U Zagrebu, Z...

1. A process for virus isolation and purification via immunoaffinity chromatography wherein the process comprises:(i) binding an antibody to a chromatographic stationary phase; the antibody is specific for a surface protein of the virus which will be subjected to the purifying process; the binding is realized by covalent binding which results in formation of the column for immunoaffinity chromatography;
(ii) then the chromatographic column from the step (i) is:
(a) equilibrated by flushing it with a solution of binding buffer consisting of: 20 mM of 3-(N-morpholino) propanesulfonic acid, 0.15 M sodium chloride at pH=7.2-7.4; followed by
(b) loading of the starting suspension of contaminated viruses which is intended to be purified onto such equilibrated chromatographic column;
(iii) washing of contaminants and non-bonded viruses out of the column by flushing it with the same binding buffer from the step (ii); and
(iv) the elution of the purified virus bounded on the stationary phase of the column is realized by the use of a mobile phase for elution in the immunoaffinity chromatography of viruses that is a solution comprising:
(a) one or more amino acids;
(b) one or more ingredients: L-arginine, glycine, imidazole, or their salts with pharmaceutically acceptable acids;
(c) one or more pharmaceutically acceptable pH adjusting agents, acid or base, for correcting the pH value of the mobile phase to pH=6.0-8.0; and
(d) purified water; up to 100% w/w of the mobile phase composition;
wherein the amino acids (i) are selected from the group consisting of: L-serine <1>, L-asparagine <2>, L-glutamine <3>,
or their salts with pharmaceutically acceptable acids, yielding an eluate in the form of a suspension of purified virus in said mobile phase.

US Pat. No. 10,597,629

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR PREPARATION OF SUBSTRATE FOR USE IN ANAEROBIC DIGESTION OF ORGANIC WASTE

1. A method for preparation of a substrate for use in anaerobic digestion of organic waste, the method being implemented in a substrate pretreatment system, the method comprising:a) simultaneously loading under pressure into an airtight chamber within the substrate pretreatment system i) an organic substrate, wherein the organic substrate comprises a liquid and a solid phase of the organic waste; and ii) a heated organic fluid from a bioreactor, to form a mixture;
b) simultaneously heating and degassing the mixture, wherein the mixture is heated to and maintained at a temperature of about 37° C. to sustain growth of microorganisms;
c) subjecting the mixture of step b) to treatment of an ultrasonic hydrodynamic device in a closed loop to create vibrations in the mixture that cause: i) periodic pressure; ii) cavitation; or iii) both i) and ii) to break down cell walls within the ultrasonic hydrodynamic device comprising a radiator which is connected to the airtight chamber to form the closed loop, and wherein the mixture is circulating within the closed loop during the treatment; and
d) transferring the mixture of step c) to the bioreactor.

US Pat. No. 10,597,628

DEVICE FOR RECEIVING FLUID

Blacktrace Holdings Ltd.,...

1. A method of using a device, the device comprising a block that includes a chamber having a top, a bottom, and a chamber outlet at the bottom of the chamber, wherein a magnetic stirrer is suspended in the chamber, wherein the magnetic stirrer terminates above the bottom of the chamber, and is rotatably supported inside the chamber such that the magnetic stirrer does not come into contact with any part of a lower portion of the chamber, and wherein a microchannel is fluidly connected to the chamber via the chamber outlet and to a downstream reservoir and also to an upstream reservoir, wherein a first particle suspension is located in the chamber, and wherein an oil-based fluid is located in the upstream reservoir the method comprising:applying pressure to the chamber, and to the upstream reservoir, to force the first particle suspension and the oil-based fluid into the microchannel;
mixing the suspension and the oil-based fluid in the microchannel such that they form an emulsion which comprises a plurality of droplets, wherein at least one of the droplets encapsulates a first particle from the first particle suspension; and
storing the emulsion in the downstream reservoir.

US Pat. No. 10,597,626

INCUBATION APPARATUS

NIKON CORPORATION, Tokyo...

1. An incubation apparatus including a temperature-controlled room adjusted to be a predetermined environment condition, and incubating a sample of an incubation container inside the temperature-controlled room, said incubation apparatus comprising:an imaging unit: (1) comprising a sensor photographing a total observing image of said incubation container inside said temperature-controlled room, and (2) being configured to estimate a culture amount inside the incubation container, as an incubating environment state of the sample; and
an image analyzing unit comprising a processor being configured for: analyzing an incubating environment state of said sample based on the total observing image of said incubation container photographed by said imaging unit, determining whether it is necessary to output a signal notifying an abnormality of said incubating environment state in accordance with the analysis result, and estimating the culture amount inside the incubation container based on a luminance value inside the incubation container and a ratio of respective color components.

US Pat. No. 10,597,621

ROTATING CULTURE VESSEL AND AUTOMATIC CELL CULTURE APPARATUS USING SAME

JTEC CORPORATION, Kobe-s...

1. An automatic cell culture apparatus using a rotating culture vessel used for three-dimensional culture of a cell in a nearly gravity-free microgravity environment, the rotating culture vessel including a flat cylindrical culture container having a cylinder axis, being removably attached to an end of a horizontal rotating shaft of a rotating culture device such that the cylinder axis is coaxially arranged to the horizontal rotating shaft as a rotating center, one or more inlets/outlets for supplying a cell and a liquid culture medium at an initial stage and taking out a cultured cell at an appropriate position on the flat cylindrical culture container, and at least one pair of a supply port and a discharge port for exchanging the liquid culture medium on an outer circumferential cylindrical face of the culture container so that the discharge port faces vertically upward when the supply port faces vertically downward, the pair of the supply port and the discharge port being positioned vertically opposite to each other in a state where the discharge port is facing vertically upward when the supply port is facing vertically downward, the discharge port having a first center line vertically extending with passing through a center of the discharge port, the first center line passing through a center axis of the rotating shaft, which serves as the rotating center, and the supply port having a second center line vertically extending with passing through a center of the supply port, the second center line extending without passing through the center axis of the rotating shaft, which serves as the rotating center, the automatic cell culture apparatus comprising:a closed housing having an air conditioning function;
an incubator box of a rotating culture device in a middle chamber of the closed housing;
a cool supply box storing a supply syringe for supplying a liquid culture medium in a lower chamber of the closed housing; and
a cool discharge box storing a discharge syringe for collecting a liquid culture medium in an upper chamber of the closed housing;
each of the incubator box, the cool supply box, and the cool discharge box including a front face having an automatically operated door,
the rotating culture device having a shaft direction shifting means shifting a horizontal rotating shaft back and forth in a shaft direction, the horizontal rotating shaft being provided in the incubator box,
the rotating shaft having an end removably installed with the rotating culture vessel,
a front space of the cool supply box including an XYZ-axis shifting mechanism for supply,
the XYZ-axis shifting mechanism for supply including a movable part for supply driven by the mechanism, e movable part for supply having a fixing chuck for holding the supply syringe upward and a push up means for pushing a piston up,
a front space of the cool discharge box including an XYZ-axis shifting mechanism for discharge,
the XYZ-is shifting mechanism for discharge including a movable part for discharge driven by the mechanism, the movable part for discharge having a fixing chuck for holding the discharge syringe downward and a pull up means for pulling a piston up, and
each door being opened, the shaft direction shifting means being driven to bring the rotating culture vessel frons the incubator box to a front space, the rotating culture vessel being stopped with the supply port facing downward and the discharge port facing upward, the XYZ-axis shifting mechanism for supply and the fixing chuck being driven to take out the supply syringe from the cool supply box and to locate the supply syringe below the rotating culture vessel, the XYZ-axis shifting mechanism for discharge and the fixing chuck being driven to take out the discharge syringe from the cool discharge box and to locate the discharge syringe above the rotating culture vessel, the XYZ-axis shifting mechanism for supply being driven to airtightly connect the supply syringe to the supply port, simultaneously, the XYZ-axis shifting mechanism for discharge being driven to airtightly connect the discharge syringe to the discharge port, and then the push up means and the pull up means being synchronously driven to exchange a liquid culture medium in the rotating culture vessel.

US Pat. No. 10,597,618

METHOD FOR PRODUCING BEVERAGE HAVING BEER TASTE USING HOP BRACT

SUNTORY HOLDINGS LIMITED,...

1. A method for producing a beer-taste beverage, characterized in that the method comprises adding a hop bract-containing composition having an ?-acid content of less than 1% by weight and greater than 0% by weight of the composition in the step of producing a beer-taste beverage,wherein the hop bract-containing composition is obtained by removing lupulin from hop flowers,
wherein the hop bract-containing composition further comprises linalool in an amount of 0.12 parts by weight or more, and further comprises
a total polyphenol in an amount of 410 parts by weight or more, or
a dimeric proanthocyanidin and a trimeric proanthocyanidin in a total amount of 16 parts by weight or more,
based on 100 parts by weight of the ?-acid.

US Pat. No. 10,597,616

CLEANING LIQUID AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

TOYOTA OHKA KOGYO CO., LT...

1. A cleaning liquid comprising alkanol hydroxyamine represented by the following general formula (1), anda basic compound other than the alkanol hydroxyamine:

wherein Ra1 and Ra2 each independently represents a C1-C10 alkyl group having one to three hydroxy groups, or a hydrogen atom,
where Ra1 and Ra2 are not simultaneously a hydrogen atom.

US Pat. No. 10,597,615

LABEL REMOVAL SOLUTION FOR LOW TEMPERATURE AND LOW ALKALINE CONDITIONS

Ecolab USA Inc., Saint P...

1. A method for cleaning and/or removing labels containing adhesive material from a bottle comprising:applying a cleaning composition or a use solution of the cleaning composition to a surface of a bottle in need of cleaning and/or removal of an adhesive material;
wherein the cleaning composition comprises an aqueous or non-aqueous saturated or unsaturated amide solvent, a chelant, a surfactant, and less than about 25 wt-% of alkali metal hydroxide (caustic), and
wherein the temperature of the cleaning composition or the use solution of the cleaning composition is below about 50° C.

US Pat. No. 10,597,614

WHITENING AGENTS FOR CELLULOSIC SUBSTRATES

1. A laundry care composition comprising a laundry care ingredient and a whitening agent, wherein the whitening agent is a nonionic amphiphilic mono-azo polymeric dye, wherein the dye is completely free of cationic or anionic substituents, lacks an ionic charge at a neutral pH and partitions between deionized water and dodecane at 25° C. predominantly into the water layer, wherein said nonionic amphiphilic mono-azo polymeric dye does not comprise a 3,5-dicyano-4-methylthiophen-2-yl group, wherein said nonionic amphiphilic mono-azo polymeric dye has the structure of Formula I:
wherein each R5 is independently selected from the group consisting of alkyl, oxyalkyl, oxyaryl, sulfonamidoalkyl, sulfonamidoaryl, amidoalkyl, amidodialkyl, amidoaryl, amidodiaryl, halogen, thioalkyl and thioaryl;
wherein the index a is an integer from about 0 to about 4;
wherein D is an aromatic or heteroaromatic group;
wherein R1 and R2 are independently selected from the group consisting of:
(a) R1 and R2=[(CH2CR?HO)x(CH2CR?HO)yH]
wherein R? is selected from the group consisting of H, CH3, CH2O(CH2CH2O)zH, and mixtures thereof; wherein R? is selected from the group consisting of H, CH2O(CH2CH2O)zH, and mixtures thereof; wherein said x (CH2CR?HO) groups and said y (CH2CR?HO) groups may be arranged in any order; wherein x+y?10; wherein y?1; and wherein independently each z=0 to 5;
(b) R1=H, alkyl, aryl or aryl alkyl and R2=[(CH2CR?HO)x(CH2CR?HO)yH]
wherein R? is selected from the group consisting of H, CH3, CH2O(CH2CH2O)zH, and mixtures thereof; wherein R? is selected from the group consisting of H, CH2O(CH2CH2O)zH, and mixtures thereof; wherein said (CH2CR?HO)x groups and said (CH2CR?HO)y groups may be arranged in any order; wherein x+y?20; wherein y?1; and wherein z=0 to 5;
(c) R1=[CH2CH(OR3)CH2OR4] and R2=[CH2CH(O R3)CH2OR4]
wherein R3 is selected from the group consisting of H, (CH2CH2O)zH, and mixtures thereof; and wherein z=0 to 10;
wherein R4 is selected from the group consisting of (C1-C16)alkyl, aryl groups, and mixtures thereof;
(d) R1=H, alkyl, aryl or aryl alkyl and R2=[CH2CH(O R3)CH2O R4]
wherein R3 is selected from the group consisting of H, (CH2CH2O)zH, and mixtures thereof; and wherein z=0 to 10;
wherein R4 is selected from the group consisting of (C1-C16)alkyl, aryl groups, and mixtures thereof;
(e) R1 and R2 are independently be selected from the amino addition product of styrene oxide, glycidyl methyl ether, isobutyl glycidyl ether, isopropylglycidyl ether, t-butyl glycidyl ether, 2-ethylhexylgycidyl ether, and glycidylhexadecyl ether, followed by the addition of from 1 to 10 alkylene oxide units; and
(f) R1=H, alkyl, aryl or aryl alkyl and R2 is independently be selected from the amino addition product of styrene oxide, glycidyl methyl ether, isobutyl glycidyl ether, isopropylglycidyl ether, t-butyl glycidyl ether, 2-ethylhexylgycidyl ether, and glycidylhexadecyl ether, followed by the addition of from 1 to 10 alkylene oxide units.

US Pat. No. 10,597,608

CETYLATED FATTY ACIDS, SYSTEM FOR THE PREPARATION THEREOF AND USE THEREOF

PHARMANUTRA S.P.A., Pisa...

1. A process for preparing a mixture of cetylated fatty acids (MI) comprising the steps of:placing in contact, in a container (3) of a reactor (2), at least one fatty acid selected from the group comprising or, alternatively, consisting of myristic acid, oleic acid or mixtures thereof, with a cetyl alcohol and a metal catalyst, in the absence of a solvent, so as to yield a reaction mixture (15);
heating said reaction mixture (15) to a reaction temperature comprised from 150° C. to 200° C. and a reaction pressure of about 1 atmosphere, so as to give rise to an esterification reaction with the initial formation of esters of cetylated fatty acids and esterification water;
allowing said reaction mixture (15) to react for a reaction time comprised from 1 hour to 8 hours until completion of said esterification reaction so as to obtain the complete formation of a mixture of cetylated fatty acids (MI) and the complete removal of said esterification water, the latter being achieved by introducing a flow of inert gas into the container (3) of said reactor (2) for the whole reaction time.

US Pat. No. 10,597,605

COMPOSITION HAVING A MUGUET ODOR

FIRMENICH SA, Satigny (C...

1. A composition of matter comprising:a) at least one compound of formula
in the form of any one of its isomers or a mixture thereof;wherein R1 represents a hydrogen atom or a C1-2 alkyl group; and R represents a group of formula —CH2C(Me)2OH; said R being, relative to position 1, a meta, a para substituent of the aromatic ring or a mixture thereof; andb) at least one compound of formula
in the form of any one of its isomers or a mixture thereof;wherein R and R1 have the same meaning as in formula (I); said R being, relative to position 1, an ortho, a meta, a para substituent of the aromatic ring or a mixture thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,597,602

EXTRACTION OF PHYTOSTEROLS FROM TALL OIL SOAP USING A SOLVENT SELECTED FROM DIBROMOMETHANE, BROMOFORM, TETRABROMOMETHANE OR A COMBINATION THEREOF

Stora Enso OYJ, Helsinki...

1. A process for extracting phytosterols from tall oil soap comprising the steps of:a) obtaining tall oil soap,
b) extracting phytosterols from the tall oil soap by mixing the tall oil soap with a solvent selected from dibromomethane, bromoform, tetrabromomethane, or a combination thereof to provide a solvent extract comprising a mixture of solvent and the phytosterols, and
c) recovering the phytosterols from the solvent extract,
wherein step b) is conducted at a temperature of below 90° C.

US Pat. No. 10,597,595

PROCESSING BIOMASS

XYLECO, INC., Wakefield,...

1. An cellulosic-biomass derived gasoline, wherein the gasoline is unblended, wherein the gasoline has a research octane number of greater than about 87, as determined by ASTM D2699, and wherein the gasoline has a motor octane number of greater than about 85, as determined by ASTM D2700.

US Pat. No. 10,597,594

LOW SULFUR MARINE FUEL COMPOSITIONS

ExxonMobil Research and E...

1. A method for forming a marine fuel oil composition comprising:blending 10 wt % to 70 wt % of a first fraction comprising a T10 distillation point of 300° C. or more, a T90 distillation point of 440° C. or less, a kinematic viscosity at 40° C. of 10.5 cSt to 16 cSt, a sulfur content of 0.03 wt % to 0.6 wt %, a pour point of 15° C. or more, a BMCI of 40 or less, and a paraffin content of 22 wt % or more, with
10 wt % to 90 wt % of a second fraction comprising a kinematic viscosity at 50° C. of 14 cSt or more, an estimated cetane number of 25 or less, a pour point of 9° C. or less, a BMCI of 45 or more, and an asphaltenes content of 3.0 wt % or more,
wherein the marine fuel oil composition comprises a sulfur content of 0.1 wt % to 0.6 wt %, a kinematic viscosity at 50° C. of 10 cSt or more, and an estimated cetane number of 20 or more.

US Pat. No. 10,597,592

UPGRADING HYDROCARBON PYROLYSIS TAR

ExxonMobil Chemical Paten...

1. A hydrocarbon conversion process, comprising:(a) providing a pyrolysis feedstock comprising ?10.0 wt. % hydrocarbon based on the weight of the pyrolysis feedstock;
(b) pyrolysing the pyrolysis feedstock to produce a pyrolysis effluent comprising pyrolysis tar and ?1.0 wt. % of C2 unsaturates, based on the weight of the pyrolysis effluent;
(c) separating at least a portion of the pyrolysis tar from the pyrolysis effluent;
(d) combining at least a portion of the separated pyrolysis tar with a utility fluid, the utility fluid comprising aromatic hydrocarbons and having an ASTM D86 10% distillation point ?60° C. and a 90% distillation point ?425° C.; and,
(e) hydroprocessing the combined pyrolysis tar and utility fluid in at least one hydroprocessing zone in the presence of treatment gas comprising molecular hydrogen under catalytic hydroprocessing conditions to produce a hydroprocessed effluent comprising hydroprocessed tar, wherein the hydroprocessing conditions comprise a molecular hydrogen partial pressure >8 MPa and a weight hourly space velocity of combined pyrolysis tar and utility fluid >0.3 hr?1.

US Pat. No. 10,597,591

CONVERSION PROCESS COMPRISING PERMUTABLE HYDRODEMETALLIZATION GUARD BEDS, A FIXED-BED HYDROTREATMENT STEP AND A HYDROCRACKING STEP IN PERMUTABLE REACTORS

IFP ENERGIES NOUVELLES, ...

1. Continuous process for treating a hydrocarbon-containing feedstock containing at least one hydrocarbon-containing fraction having a sulphur content of at least 0.1% by weight, an initial boiling temperature of at least 340° C. and a final boiling temperature of at least 440° C., the process comprising the following stages:a) a hydrodemetallization stage in which at least two permutable reactors are utilized at a temperature comprised between 300° C. and 500° C., and under an absolute pressure comprised between 5 MPa and 35 MPa, in the presence of the hydrocarbon-containing feedstock and hydrogen, and of a hydrodemetallization catalyst; by “permutable reactors” is meant a set of at least two reactors, one reactor of which can be stopped, generally for regeneration or replacement of the catalyst or for maintenance, while the other (or others) is (are) operating,
b) a fixed-bed hydrotreatment stage comprising at least one reactor in which the effluent originating from stage a) when this exists, or the hydrocarbon-containing feedstock directly when stage a) does not exist, is brought into contact with at least one hydrotreatment catalyst at a temperature comprised between 300° C. et 500° C. and under an absolute pressure comprised between 5 MPa et 35 MPa,
c) a fixed-bed hydrocracking stage in which at least two permutable reactors are implemented at a temperature comprised between 340° C. and 480° C., and under an absolute pressure comprised between 5 MPa and 35 MPa, in the presence of the effluent originating from stage b), and a hydrocracking catalyst,
d) a stage of separation of the effluent originating from stage c), in order to obtain at least one gaseous fraction and at least one heavy liquid fraction,
e) a stage of precipitation of the sediments contained in the heavy liquid fraction originating from stage d) which can be carried out according to 3 variants called destabilization (e1), oxidation (e2), or oxidizing destabilization (e3), the operating conditions common to the three variants being the following:
residence time less than 60 minutes,
temperature between 80 and 250° C.,
pressure less than 1.5 MPa,
f) a stage of physical separation of the sediments of the heavy liquid fraction originating from stage e) of precipitation in order to obtain a fraction containing the sediments, and a liquid hydrocarbon-containing fraction having a reduced sediment content,
g) a stage of recovery of a liquid hydrocarbon-containing fraction having a sediment content after ageing of less than or equal to 0.1% by weight consisting of separating the liquid hydrocarbon-containing fraction having a reduced sediment content originating from stage f) from the distillate cut introduced during stage e) and which is recycled to said stage e).

US Pat. No. 10,597,590

PROCESS AND APPARATUS FOR STRIPPING SLURRY HYDROCRACKED PRODUCT

UOP LLC, Des Plaines, IL...

1. A process for slurry hydrocracking comprising:slurry hydrocracking a hydrocarbon feed stream in a slurry hydrocracking reactor to provide a hydrocracked effluent stream;
stripping a cold hydrocracked stream taken from said hydrocracked effluent stream in a cold stripper column to provide a cold stripped stream;
stripping a warm hydrocracked stream taken from said hydrocracked effluent stream in a warm stripper column to provide a warm stripped stream;
washing a hot vapor stream taken from said hydrocracked effluent stream with a heavy wash oil to provide a wash oil liquid stream; and
stripping a wash oil hydrocracked stream taken from a wash oil liquid stream in a wash oil stripper to provide a wash oil stripped stream.

US Pat. No. 10,597,589

SYSTEMS AND PROCESSES FOR SEPARATING EMULSIFIED WATER FROM A FLUID STREAM

SHELL OIL COMPANY, Houst...

1. A system comprising:a hydrocyclone vessel, wherein the hydrocyclone vessel has a single fluid inlet, a first fluid outlet, and a second fluid outlets, and wherein the hydrocyclone vessel defines a coalescence zone and wherein the single fluid inlet is tangentially connected to the hydrocyclone vessel for promoting a centrifugal force to a fluid stream introduced through the single fluid inlet into the coalescence zone; and
an electrically insulated electrode having an elongated body located within the coalescence zone of the hydrocyclone vessel, the electrically insulated electrode being configured to simultaneously apply an electric field to the fluid stream in the presence of the centrifugal force; wherein the first fluid outlet is configured to remove a first component of the fluid stream from an underside of the hydrocyclone vessel and the second fluid outlet is configured to remove a second component of the fluid stream from a top surface of the hydrocyclone vessel, after the fluid stream has had the centrifugal force and the electric field applied thereto;
wherein the hydrocyclone vessel has a longitudinal axis and is inclined with respect to the earth's surface, thereby making a first incident angle with the earth's surface in a range of from 20 degrees to 60 degrees; and
wherein the electrically insulated electrode is non-parallel with respect to the longitudinal axis, thereby making a second incident angle (?) with the earth's surface and wherein the first incident angle and the second incident ? are different.

US Pat. No. 10,597,588

PROCESS AND SYSTEM TO SEPARATE DILUENT

FCCL Partnership, Calgar...

1. A process for treating a feed diluent that includes a light hydrocarbon component and a heavy hydrocarbon component to enrich the relative amount of the heavy hydrocarbon component in a retentate product, the process comprising:applying the feed diluent to a feed side of an organic solvent nanofiltration membrane;
causing the light hydrocarbon component in the feed diluent to preferentially pass through the membrane in comparison to the heavy hydrocarbon component in the feed diluent; and
producing the retentate product that is enriched in the heavy hydrocarbon component in comparison to the heavy hydrocarbon component in the feed diluent.

US Pat. No. 10,597,584

LEVOGLUCOSAN-BASED FLAME RETARDANT COMPOUNDS

International Business Ma...

1. A levoglucosan-based flame retardant compound with a formula of:
wherein M1, M2, and M3 are phosphorus-based flame retardant groups, and wherein each of the phosphorus-based flame retardant groups has a moiety independently selected from the group consisting of a phosphoryl moiety having the formula:
and a phosphonyl moiety having the formula:wherein Ph is phenyl.

US Pat. No. 10,597,582

ACRYLATE-BASED SULFUR SCAVENGING AGENTS FOR USE IN OILFIELD OPERATIONS

Multi-Chem Group, LLC, H...

1. A method comprising:providing a treatment fluid comprising a carrier fluid and an acrylate-based additive, wherein the acrylate-based additive comprises at least one compound selected from the group consisting of compounds having the general formula:

where R1 is a functional group selected from the group consisting of an alkyl group, an alkene group, an alkyne group, an ester group, an ether group, and any combination thereof; and
R2 is a hydrocarbon chain;
introducing the treatment fluid into at least a portion of a subterranean formation where one or more sulfur species are present; and
allowing the acrylate-based additive to interact with the sulfur species to reduce the amount of or inactivate at least a portion of the sulfur species present in the subterranean formation.

US Pat. No. 10,597,569

FLEXIBLE PHASE CHANGE MATERIAL COMPOSITE FOR THERMAL MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS

ALL CELL TECHNOLOGIES, LL...

18. A thermal management composite, comprising:a matrix of carbon or graphite fibers or bundles of the fibers with a plurality of voids between the fibers or the bundles of the fibers within the matrix, the matrix having an outer surface;
a phase change material dispersed throughout the matrix within the voids;
an elastomeric binder material dispersed throughout the matrix within the voids; and
an elastomeric polymer coating on the outer surface of the composite.

US Pat. No. 10,597,559

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING A COMPOSITE PANEL CONTAINING LAUAN OR OTHER MOISTURE-CARRYING OR MOISTURE-ABSORBING MATERIAL USING ADHESION PROMOTER AND PANEL MADE USING THE METHOD

Crane Composites, Inc., ...

1. A method of manufacturing a composite panel, comprising:applying a layer of gel coat to a mold surface;
applying a wet laminate to the layer of the gel coat on the mold surface, the wet laminate comprising a resin;
placing a substrate of lauan or other moisture-carrying or moisture-absorbing material on the wet laminate;
providing a layer consisting essentially of a bonding promoter in a solvent at an interface of the substrate with the wet laminate, additional to any amount of promoter(s) present in the resin of the wet laminate; and
without previously curing or drying the layer consisting essentially of the bonding promoter in the solvent, simultaneously curing each of the wet laminate, the bonding promoter, and the gel coat to form a panel.

US Pat. No. 10,597,556

CROSSLINKABLE COMPOSITION CROSS-LINKABLE BY REAL MICHAEL ADDITION REACTION AND RESINS FOR USE IN SAID COMPOSITION

Allnex Netherlands B.V., ...

1. A polymeric or oligomeric resin A, comprising one or more reactive components A having a structure according to formula 1:wherein R is hydrogen or an alkyl, aralkyl or aryl substituent and Y and Y? are same or different alkyl, aralkyl or aryl (R*), alkoxy (—OR*) groups or a polymer backbone or wherein the —C(?O)—Y and/or —C(?O)—Y? is replaced by CN or phenyl,wherein the polymeric or oligomeric resin A is a polyester, polyether, polyepoxy, polyurethane or polycarbonate, comprising reactive component A,
wherein the resin A is produced by transesterification of a polyester, polyether, polyepoxy, polyurethane, or polycarbonate polyol with an acetoacetate or malonate reactive component A in the form of a carboxylic acid ester,
and wherein the obtained resin A has a hydroxy number of less than 60 mg KOH/g solids, has a number average molecular weight between 100-20000 g/mol, an equivalent weight per reactive component A of 100-2000 g/mol and an acid number less than 4 mg KOH/g.

US Pat. No. 10,597,554

PRIMER COATING COMPOSITION

PPG Industries Ohio, Inc....

1. A primer coating composition comprising:(a) a (meth)acrylic polymer comprising hydroxyl groups, and having a Tg of at least 30° C.;
(b) a polyester comprising hydroxyl groups, and having a weight average molecular weight of less than 3000, and a hydroxyl value of at least 100; and
(c) a crosslinking agent having at least two isocyanate groups,
wherein said polyester is present in said primer composition in an amount of greater than 0 percent by weight and less than or equal to 45 percent by weight, based on solids weight of said (meth)acrylic polymer and said polyester.

US Pat. No. 10,597,545

FOAM INK COMPOSITION AND 3D PRINTED HIERARCHICAL POROUS STRUCTURE

President and Fellows of ...

1. A method of printing a porous structure, the method comprising:extruding a foam ink composition through a nozzle, the foam ink composition comprising stabilizing particles and gas bubbles dispersed in a solvent, the stabilizing particles comprising a predetermined interfacial energy so as to exhibit a contact angle with the solvent of from about 15° to about 90°, and at least a portion of the stabilizing particles being positioned at interfacial regions between the solvent and the gas bubbles, thereby stabilizing the gas bubbles in the foam ink composition; and
depositing a continuous filament comprising the foam ink composition on a substrate,
wherein the depositing occurs in a controlled environment saturated with a vapor of the solvent.

US Pat. No. 10,597,541

ELECTROPHORETIC PARTICLE, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING ELECTROPHORETIC PARTICLE, ELECTROPHORESIS DISPERSION LIQUID, ELECTROPHORESIS SHEET, ELECTROPHORESIS DEVICE, AND ELECTRONIC APPARATUS

E Ink Corporation, Bille...

1. An electrophoretic particle, comprising:a particle including a first functional group on a surface; and
a first compound, a second compound, and a third compound bonded to the particle,
wherein the first compound is a block copolymer that includes a dispersion portion derived from a first monomer including a site that contributes to dispersibility in a dispersion medium, and a bonding portion derived from a second monomer including a second functional group having reactivity with the first functional group, and is connected to the particle by reacting the first functional group and the second functional group in the bonding portion,
the second compound has a lower molecular weight than the first compound, includes a non-polar group and a third functional group, and is connected to the particle by the third functional group reacting with the first functional group, and
the third compound has a lower molecular weight than the first compound, includes a charging group and a fourth functional group, and is connected to the particle by the fourth functional group reacting with the first functional group.

US Pat. No. 10,597,536

MODIFIED HIGH-VISCOSITY ASPHALT, ROAD ASPHALT, PATCHING TAPE AND THEIR PREPARATION METHODS AND APPLICATION METHODS

XINJIANG XINGLU TECHNOLOG...

1. A modified asphalt, comprising;raw materials by weight parts:
100 parts of a base asphalt mixture,
10 to 14 parts of an oil slurry,
12 to 15 parts of a rubber modifier,
3 to 5 parts of modified petroleum resin,
2 to 4 parts of an anti-stripping agent, and
10 to 12 parts of carbon black powder,
wherein the modified asphalt is acquired by performing the following steps:
heating said 100 parts of said base asphalt mixture to 185° C. to 190° C. so as to form a heated base asphalt mixture,
adding said 10 to 14 parts of said oil slurry to said heated base asphalt mixture, and stirring so as to obtain a primary stirring slurry;
adding said 12 to 15 parts of said rubber modifier to said primary stirring slurry and stirring for 2 hours to 4 hours under a temperature of 185° C. to 190° C. so as to obtain a secondary stirring slurry;
shearing and milling said secondary stirring slurry so as to obtain a primary shear-milling slurry,
said 3 to 5 parts of said modified petroleum resin to said primary shear-milling slurry so as to form a primary shear-milling slurry with a smooth surface,
shearing and milling said primary shear-milling slurry with said smooth surface so as to obtain a secondary shear-milling slurry,
adding said 2 to 4 parts of said anti-stripping agent and said 10 to 12 parts of said carbon black powder to said secondary shear-milling slurry and stirring so as to obtain an asphalt mixture, and
lowering temperature of said asphalt mixture to 155° C. to 160° C. so as to obtain the modified asphalt.

US Pat. No. 10,597,517

CURABLE RESIN COMPOSITION AND SEALING MATERIAL USING SAME

Nippon Shokubai Co., Ltd....

1. A curable resin composition, comprising:a cyanate ester compound;
a maleimide compound;
a dehydrating agent,
wherein the dehydrating agent is aliphatic polycarbodiimide; and
a siloxane compound represented by the following average composition formula (6):
XaYbZcSiOd  (6),
wherein each X is the same or different and represents an organic structure containing an imide bond; each Y is the same or different and represents at least one selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen atom, a hydroxy group, a halogen atom, and an OR group; each Z is the same or different and represents an organic group containing no imide bond; each R is the same or different and represents at least one selected from the group consisting of an alkyl group, an acyl group, an aryl group, and an unsaturated aliphatic residue, and may have a substituent; the coefficient a of X satisfies 0

US Pat. No. 10,597,515

POLYCYCLIC GLYOXYLATES AS PHOTOINITIATORS

IGM GROUP B.V., RM Waalw...

1. A photopolymerizable composition comprising:(A) at least one ethylenically unsaturated photopolymerizable compound and
(B) at least one photoinitiator compound of formula (1)

wherein
X is O, S or a direct bond;
Y is O, S or CR9R10;
R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7 and R8 independently of each other are hydrogen, halogen, C1-C18alkyl, C5-C10cycloalkyl, C2-C18alkenyl, phenyl, C1-C4alkoxy, C5-C7cycloalkoxy, phenoxy, C1-C4-alkylthio, C5-C7cycloalkylthio, phenylthio, di(C1-C4alkyl)amino, di(C5-C7cycloalkyl)amino, N-morpholinyl, N-piperidinyl or a group of formula (2)

provided that one or more than one of R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7 or R8 is a group of formula (2);
R9, R10 independently of each other are hydrogen, C1-C18alkyl, C2-C12alkenyl, C5-C10cycloalkyl, phenyl-C1-C4alkyl, phenyl or together with the C atom to which they are attached form a 5-membered, 6-membered or 7-membered ring; and
R11 is hydrogen, C1-C18alkyl, C5-C10cycloalkyl, C2-C12alkenyl, phenyl, or phenyl-C1-C4alkyl.

US Pat. No. 10,597,514

COMPOSITION COMPRISING POLY-LACTIDE-BASED POLYMER

1. A composition comprising:(a) at least one poly-lactide comprising polymer selected from the group consisting of poly-lactide, poly-lactide-polybutadiene block copolymer, poly-lactide-urethane-polybutadiene block copolymer, poly-lactide-urethane, and mixtures thereof;
(b) at least one compound of formula (I),

wherein,
L1 is C1-8 alkylene or C3-6 cycloalkylene
L2 is C1-6 alkylene;
L3 is C1-6 alkylene;
L4 is C1-6 alkylene;
L5 is C1-6 alkylene;
n is an integer selected from 1, 2, 3 or 4;
m is an integer selected from 1, 2, 3 or 4;
R1 is H or C1-6alkyl;
R2 is H or C1-6alkyl;
wherein the poly-lactide in said poly-lactide comprising polymer is selected from the group consisting of poly-L-lactide comprising a content of D isomer of at least 25% by weight based on the total weight of the poly-L-lactide; poly-D-lactide comprising a content of L isomer of at least 25% by weight based on the total weight of the poly-D-lactide; and mixtures thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,597,512

OPTOELECTRONIC DEVICE WITH A MIXTURE HAVING A SILICONE AND A FLUORO-ORGANIC ADDITIVE

OSRAM OPTO SEMICONDUCTORS...

1. An optoelectronic device comprising:at least one radiation-emitting or radiation-detecting semiconductor; and
a mixture comprising silicone and a fluoro-organic additive, wherein the mixture is a component of at least one of the following elements:
a package body element surrounding the at least one semiconductor at least in places,
a radiation-guiding element arranged in a beam path of a radiation emitted by the semiconductor or detected by the semiconductor,
a heat-conducting element configured to conduct heat emitted by the semiconductor or received by the semiconductor,
an adhesive element.

US Pat. No. 10,597,492

DIALKYL-POLYALKYLAMINE COMPOSITIONS, PROCESS FOR THEIR PREPARATION AND THEIR USE

NOURYON CHEMICALS INTERNA...

1. Di-fatty-alkyl(ene) polyalkylamine composition which comprises a mixture of polyalkylamines selected from products with formulae (I) and (II),
wherein each R is, independent of the other R, an alkyl or alkylene moiety with 8-22 carbon atoms, n and z are independent of each other either 0, 1, 2, or 3, and when z>0 then o and p are independent of each other either 0, 1, 2, or 3, or derivatives thereof, whereby said mixture comprises a) a total of at least 3% by weight of branched compounds of formula (I) with at least one of n and z>=1 and products of formula (II) with n>=1, and b) a total of at least 5% by weight of products of formula (I) with n and z=0, and compounds of formula (II) with n=0.

US Pat. No. 10,597,491

METAL FINE PARTICLE DISPERSANT CONTAINING BRANCHED POLYMER COMPOUND HAVING AMMONIUM GROUP

NISSAN CHEMICAL CORPORATI...

1. A complex comprising:a metal fine particle dispersant comprising a branched polymer compound having an ammonium group and having a weight average molecular weight of 500 to 5,000,000; and
a metal fine particle, wherein
the metal fine particle comprises platinum (Pt) or palladium (Pd),
the metal fine particle dispersant comprises a branched polymer compound of Formula (1):

wherein
R1 is a hydrogen atom,
R2, R3, and R4 are independently a hydrogen atom, a linear, branched, or cyclic C1-20 alkyl group, a C6-20 arylalkyl group,
wherein the alkyl group and the arylalkyl group are optionally substituted with an alkoxy group, a hydroxy group, an ammonium group, a carboxy group, or a cyano group, or —(CH2CH2O)m—R5,
wherein R5 is a hydrogen atom or a methyl group, and m is an arbitrary integer of 2 to 100, or
R2, R3, and R4 are optionally bonded to each other through a linear, branched, or cyclic alkylene group to form a ring together with a nitrogen atom to which R2, R3, and R4 are bonded,
wherein at least one of R2, R3, and R4 is an octyl group or a dodecyl group,
X? is an anion,
A1 is a structure of Formula (2):

wherein:
A2 is a linear, branched, or cyclic C1-30 alkylene group that optionally contains an ether bond or an ester bond, and
Y1, Y2, Y3, and Y4 are a hydrogen atom, and
n is the number of repeating unit structures that is an integer of 2 to 100,000, and
the complex has a higher catalyst activity compared to a same complex that does not have the branched polymer compound of Formula (1).

US Pat. No. 10,597,486

ENCAPSULANT COMPOSITION FOR USE WITH ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS IN HARD DISK DRIVES, AND RELATED ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS AND HARD DISK DRIVES

Seagate Technology LLC, ...

1. A method of coating one or more surfaces of at least a portion of an electrical structure for use in a hard disk drive, wherein the method comprises:a) applying an uncured encapsulant composition on at least a portion of a surface of the electrical structure, wherein the uncured encapsulant composition comprises:
i) uncured epoxy resin component; and
ii) an inorganic filler particle component, wherein the inorganic filler particle component is present in an amount of at least 0.05% by weight of the uncured encapsulant composition; and
b) curing the encapsulant composition, wherein the cured encapsulant composition has a Total Outgassing value of 1000 nanograms per gram or less of outgassed compounds of cured encapsulant composition according to Outgassing Test Procedure.

US Pat. No. 10,597,480

LAMINATE FILM

Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd...

1. A laminate film comprising:a substrate film; and
a cured film that is a cured curable composition disposed on one surface or both surfaces of the substrate film, wherein
the substrate film is a film comprising a cyclic olefin resin; and
the curable resin composition comprises:
(A) an acrylic resin having a polymerizable double bond;
(B) a multifunctional polymerizable compound having three or more polymerizable double bonds, and having one or more monovalent groups represented by the following formula (2-1) or (2-2) as a group containing the polymerizable double bond; and
(C) an alkylene oxide modified bisphenol A di(meth)acrylate represented by the following formula (3),

wherein R1 represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group, d represents an integer of 2 to 4, and e represents an integer of 1 to 6;

wherein R1 represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group, m is 5, and n represents an integer of 1 to 4;

wherein R1 represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group, f represents an integer of 2 to 5, g and h represent an integer of 1 or more, and g+h is 2 to 40;
a double bond equivalent of the multifunctional polymerizable compound is 130 or more and 500 or less when the double bond equivalent is defined by a formula: double bond equivalent=molecular weight/number of polymerizable double bonds in the same molecule;
the multifunctional polymerizable compound is a compound different from the acrylic resin;
the arithmetic average roughness of the surface of the cured film is 0.1 ?m or less; and
wherein the acrylic resin is present in a ratio of 8 parts by mass or more and 40 parts by mass or less; the multifunctional polymerizable compound in a ratio of 40 parts by mass or more and 80 parts by mass or less; and the alkylene oxide modified bisphenol A di(meth)acrylate in a ratio of 4 parts by mass or more and 40 parts by mass or less.

US Pat. No. 10,597,477

FINELY DIVIDED AQUEOUS EMULSION POLYMERS AND USE THEREOF FOR HYDROPHOBIC COATINGS

BASF SE, Ludwigshafen (D...

1. A polymer dispersion obtained by at least one, two-stage emulsion polymerization process comprising:1) performing a first radical polymerization of a first composition comprising:
A) at least one first monomer, and
B) at least one first anionic copolymerizable emulsifier, to obtain a polymer A;
2) admixing the polymer A with a base, to obtain a treated polymer A; and
3) in the presence of the treated polymer A, performing a second radical polymerization of a second composition comprising:
A) at least one second monomer, and
B) at least one second anionic copolymerizable emulsifier,to obtain a polymer B,wherein:
a weight-average molecular weight of the polymer A is between 5 and 25 kDa;
the at least one first monomer contained in the first composition is selected such that a glass transition temperature calculated for the polymer A ranges from 70° C. to 125° C.; and
the at least one first anionic copolymerizable emulsifier, the at least one second anionic copolymerizable emulsifier, or both, is selected from the group consisting of:
(1) a compound of formula (I):

where
R1 is H, alkyl, cycloalkyl, aralkyl, aryl, or alkoxyaryl,
R2, R2? is H, or R2 and R2? together represent ?O,
R3 is H or alkyl,
R4 is H or OH,
X is SO3?, HPO4?, PO42?, or COO?,
m is 0 or 1, and
n is an integer between 0 and 1000;
(2) a compound of formula (II):

where
X is SO3?, PO42?, or SO4?, and
R is H, alkyl, cycloalkyl, aralkyl, aryl or alkoxyaryl;
(3) a compound of formula (III):

where
R1 is H, alkyl, cycloalkyl, aralkyl, aryl or alkoxyaryl,
X is SO4?, SO3?, HPO4?, PO42?, or COO?, and
n is an integer between 0 and 1000; and
(4) a compound of the formula (IV):

where
R1 is H, alkyl, cycloalkyl, aralkyl, aryl, or alkoxyaryl,
Y is SO3?, PHO3?, or PO32?, and
n is an integer between 0 and 1000;
or mixtures of the compounds of the formulae (I) to (IV).

US Pat. No. 10,597,472

IN-LINE BLENDING PROCESS

BOREALIS AG, Vienna (AT)...

1. An in-line blending process for polymers comprising:(a) providing two or more reactor-low pressure separator units (1,7) in parallel configuration, each reactor-low pressure separator unit comprising one reactor (2,8) fluidly connected to one low pressure separator (3,9) downstream and further a recycling line (5,11) connecting the low pressure separator (3,9) back to the corresponding reactor (2,8);
(b) contacting in the two or more reactors (2,8) of each reactor-low pressure separator unit (1,7)
1) olefin monomers having two or more carbon atoms,
2) one or more catalyst systems,
3) optionally one or more comonomers,
4) optionally one or more chain transfer agents, and
5) optionally one or more diluents or solvents,
wherein the reactors (2,8) are operated under operating conditions which ensure that the reactor contents form a single homogeneous phase, the reactor contents comprising the olefin monomers, any comonomer present, any diluent or solvent present, any chain transfer agent present, and the polymer product;
whereby the catalyst system for each reactor comprises one or more catalyst precursors, one or more activators, and optionally, one or more catalyst supports;
(c) forming an unreduced reactor effluents stream including a homogeneous fluid phase polymer-monomer-solvent mixture in each of the reactors (2,8);
(d) passing the unreduced reactor effluents streams from each of the reactors (2,8) through the corresponding low pressure separators (3,9),
whereby the temperature and pressure of the low pressure separators (3,9) is adjusted such that a liquid phase and a vapour phase are obtained, thereby yielding a polymer-enriched liquid phase and a polymer-lean vapour phase;
(e) separating the polymer-lean vapour phase from the polymer-enriched liquid phase in each of the low-pressure separators (3,9) to form separated polymer-lean vapour streams and separated polymer-enriched liquid streams;
(f) combining the polymer-enriched liquid streams from step (e) in a further low-pressure separator and/or a mixer (13) to produce a combined polymer-enriched liquid stream (16);
(g) reintroducing the polymer-lean vapour streams from step (e) via recycling lines (5,11) into the corresponding reactors (2,8).

US Pat. No. 10,597,470

PROCESS FOR PRODUCING MULTIMODAL POLYETHYLENE BLENDS INCLUDING ULTRA-HIGH MOLECULAR WEIGHT COMPONENTS

BOREALIS AG, Vienna (AT)...

1. A process for producing a multimodal polyethylene composition comprising the following steps:i) blending a polyethylene fraction (A-1) having a viscosity average molecular weight My of equal to or more than 700 kg/mol to equal to or less than 10,000 kg/mol and a density of equal to or more than 920 kg/m3 to equal to or less than 960 kg/m3 and a polyethylene fraction (A-2) having a lower weight average molecular weight Mw than that of polyethylene fraction (A-1) of 50 to 500 kg/mol and a density of equal to or more than 910 kg/m3 to equal to or less than 960 kg/m3 with a weight ratio of (A-1) to (A-2) of 45:55 to 80:20 to form a first polyethylene resin (A) having a Mw of equal to or more than 200 kg/mol to equal to or less than 1500 kg/mol, a melt flow rate MFR5 (190° C., 5 kg) of 0.001 to 10 g/10 min and a density of equal to or more than 910 kg/m3 to equal to or less than 960 kg/m3,
ii) blending the first polyethylene resin (A) with a second polyethylene resin (B) having a Mw of equal to or more than 50 kg/mol to less than 700 kg/mol, and a density of equal to or more than 910 kg/m3 to equal to or less than 960 kg/m3 to form the multimodal polyethylene composition,
wherein a weight ratio of the first polyethylene resin (A) to the second polyethylene resin (B) in the multimodal polyethylene composition is 2:98 to 50:50, and
wherein the multimodal polyethylene composition has a melt flow rate MFR5 (190° C., 5 kg) of 0.01 to 10 g/10 min and a density of equal to or more than 910 kg/m3 to equal to or less than 970 kg/m3.

US Pat. No. 10,597,467

CROSS-LINKING AGENTS CONTAINING ISOCYANATE GROUPS FOR NITRILE RUBBERS

ARLANXEO DEUTSCHLAND GMBH...

1. Vulcanized molded articles produced by a process comprising cross-linking, with warming, a vulcanizable composition comprising:at least one hydroxyl group-containing (H)NBR rubber having a Mooney viscosity ML(1+4)100° C. of 15 to 160 Mooney units, and containing repeating units derived from at least one conjugated diene, at least one ?,?-unsaturated nitrile, and at least one copolymerizable hydroxyl group-containing monomer, wherein C?C double bonds in the case of the HNBR are completely or partially hydrogenated;
at least one compound of the general formula (I) as cross-linkers,

wherein
R1 is O—[M]p—R3 or NH—[M]p—R3
R2 is H
or R1 and R2 together yield a single bond or one of the following groups

R3, R4 and R5 are in each case identical or different and denote H or a radical that contains one or more of the following groups, a saturated, mono- or polyunsaturated carbo- or heterocyclyl radical, straight-chain or branched alkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, arylalkyl, heteroarylalkyl, alkoxy, aryloxy, heteroaryloxy, amino, amido, hydroxyimino, carbamoyl, alkoxycarbonyl, F, Cl, Br, I, hydroxyl, phosphonato, phosphinato, alkylthio, arylthio, thiocarboxy, sulphinyl, sulphono, sulphino, sulpheno, sulphonic acids, sulphamoyl, silyl, silyloxy, nitrile, sulphanyl, hydroperoxycarbonyl, hydroperoxy, thiocarboxy, dithiocarboxy, hydroxyimino, nitro, nitrosyl, carbonyl, carboxy, oxycarbonyl, oxysulphonyl, oxo, thioxo, borate, selenate, epoxy, cyanate, thiocyanate, isocyanate, thioisocyanate or isocyanide,
M represents repeating units of one or more mono- or polyunsaturated monomers, selected from the group consisting of conjugated or non-conjugated dienes, alkynes, vinyl compounds, and a divalent structural element, which is derived from polymers selected from the group consisting of polyethers, polyalkylene oxides, polysiloxanes, polyols, polycarbonates, polyurethanes, polyisocyanates, polysaccharides, polyesters and polyamides, and
p, q and r are identical or different and are 0 to 10,000;
the compounds of the general formula (I) in each case contain at least two isocyanate groups;
the composition contains either no solvents at all, or not more than 15% by weight solvents, based on the hydroxyl group-containing (H)NBR rubber, and the composition is not in liquid form; and
the composition comprises at least one mold-release agent.

US Pat. No. 10,597,441

HUMANIZED ANTIBODIES THAT RECOGNIZE ALPHA-SYNUCLEIN

PROTHENA BIOSCIENCES LIMI...

1. An antibody comprising a mature heavy chain variable region comprising the three Kabat CDRs of SEQ ID NO: 25, and being at least 90% identical to SEQ ID NO: 25, and a mature light chain variable region comprising the three Kabat CDRs of SEQ ID NO: 37, and being at least 90% identical to SEQ ID NO: 37.

US Pat. No. 10,597,436

ACYLATED INSULIN COMPOUND

Eli Lilly and Company, I...

1. A compound having the formula:

US Pat. No. 10,597,426

POLYPEPTIDE COMPOUND AND PREPARATION METHOD AND USE THEREOF

BEIJING COISLITONG INDUST...

1. A polypeptide compound, having a structural formula expressed as (XAXBXCXDXE-X)2KY, {(XAXBXCXDXE-X)2K}2KY or {({XAXBXCXDXE-X}2K)2K}2KY;wherein, XA is a polar amino acid molecule, XB and XE are alkaline amino acid molecules (the same or different), XC and XD are non-polar amino acid molecules (the same or different), K is lysine (Lys, K), and X and Y are null, or one or more of amino acid or chemical groups,
wherein the {(XAXBXCXDXE-X)2K}2KY structure is shown in formula 5:

US Pat. No. 10,597,423

6.ALPHA.-ALKYL-6,7-DIONE STEROIDS AS INTERMEDIATES FOR THE PRODUCTION OF STEROIDAL FXR MODULATORS

NZP UK Limited, Bristol ...

1. A process for the preparation of a compound of general formula (I):
wherein:
R1 is C1-4 alkyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from halo, OR6 or NR6R7;
where each of R6 and R7 is independently selected from H or C1-4 alkyl;
R2 is H, halo or OH or a protected OH, which is stable under basic conditions;
Y1 is a bond or an alkylene linker group having from 1 to 20 carbon atoms and optionally substituted with one or more R3 groups;
each R3 is independently halo, OR8 or NR8R9;
where each of R8 and R9 is independently selected from H or C1-4 alkyl;
and
R4 is C(O)OR10, OC(O)R10, C(O)NR10R11, OR10, OSi(R13)3), S(O)R10, SO2R10, OSO2R10, SO3R10, or OSO3R10;
where each R10 and R11 is independently:
a. hydrogen or
b. C1-20 alkyl, C2-20 alkenyl, C2-20 alkynyl, —O—C1-20 alkyl, —O—C2-20 alkenyl or —O—C2-20 alkynyl, any of which is optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from halo, NO2, CN, OR19, SR19, SO2R19, SO3R19 or N(R19)2, or a 6- to 14-membered aryl or 5 to 14-membered heteroaryl group, either of which is optionally substituted with C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 haloalkyl, halo, NO2, CN, OR19, SR19, SO2R19, SO3R19 or N(R19)2; or
c. a 6- to 14-membered aryl or 5 to 14-membered heteroaryl group optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 haloalkyl, halo, NO2, CN, OR19, SR19, SO2R19, SO3R19 or N(R19)2;
d. a polyethylene glycol residue;
each R19 is independently selected from H, C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 haloalkyl, or a 6- to 14-membered aryl or 5 to 14-membered heteroaryl group optionally substituted with halo, C1-6 alkyl or C1-6 haloalkyl;
each R13 is independently
a. C1-20 alkyl, C2-20 alkenyl or C2-20 alkynyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from halo, NO2, CN, OR19, SR19, SO2R19, SO3R19 or N(R19)2, a 6- to 14-membered aryl or 5 to 14-membered heteroaryl group, either of which is optionally substituted with C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 haloalkyl, halo, NO2, CN, OR19, SO2R19, SO3R19 or N(R19)2; or
b. a 6- to 14-membered aryl or 5 to 14-membered heteroaryl group optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 haloalkyl, halo, NO2, CN, OR19, SR19, SO2R19, SO3R19 or N(R19)2;
each R19 is independently selected from H, C1-6 alkyl or C1-6 haloalkyl;
R5b is H or OH or a protected OH;
or a salt thereof
comprising:
A. epimerization of a compound of general formula (II):

wherein Y1, R1, R2, and R4 are of general formula (I) and R5 is H or OH or a protected OH;
by treatment with a base; or
B. conversion of a compound of general formula (I) in which R4 is C(O)OR10 to another compound of general formula (I) by a process comprising:
i. for a compound of general formula (I) in which R4 is OSO3R10:
reacting a compound of general formula (I) in which R4 is C(O)OR10 with a reducing agent followed by reaction with chlorosulfuric acid in the presence of a base;
ii. for a compound of general formula (I) in which R4 is OSO2R10:
reacting a compound of general formula (I) in which R4 is C(O)OR10 with a reducing agent followed by reaction with chlorosulfurous acid;
iii. for a compound of general formula (I) in which R4 is C(O)NR10R11:
reacting a compound of general formula (I) in which R4 is C(O)OH with an amine of formula H—NR10R11.

US Pat. No. 10,597,417

PROCESSES FOR THE PREPARATION OF GALNAC ACID DERIVATIVES

Hoffmann-La Roche Inc., ...

1. A process for the preparation of a GalNAc acid derivative of the formula I:
or a salt, enantiomer or optical isomer thereof, wherein n is an integer between 0 and 10, comprising the steps:
a) reacting a triamine salt of formula II:

wherein R1 is an ester protecting group and X is an anion of an acid, with a tetrahydropyran acid of formula III:

wherein R2 is a hydroxy protecting group and n is as defined above,
in the presence of a peptide coupling agent, an amine base and an organic solvent, to form a GalNAc ester of formula IV:

wherein R1, R2 and n are as defined above;
b) removing the ester protecting group R1 and the hydroxy protecting groups R2 in the presence of a mineral base to form a GalNAc acid salt of formula V:

wherein n is as defined above and M is a metal cation;
and
c) optionally transforming the GalNAc acid salt of formula V into the GalNAc acid derivative of formula I.

US Pat. No. 10,597,415

PENTAAZA MACROCYCLIC RING COMPLEXES POSSESSING ORAL BIOAVAILABILITY

GALERA LABS, LLC, Creve ...

1. A method of lessening the severity of tissue damage resulting from a cancer treatment in a mammal afflicted with cancer, comprising orally administering a therapeutically effective dose of a pentaaza macrocyclic ring complex to the mammal,wherein the pentaaza macrocyclic ring complex comprises the following formula:

US Pat. No. 10,597,411

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR INHIBITING ARGINASE ACTIVITY

Calithera Biosciences, In...

1. A method of treating cancer, comprising administering to a patient in need thereof a therapeutically effective amount of a compound of formula (I*):or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof,wherein:
R1 is methyl; and
R4 is H or (C1-C6)alkyl.

US Pat. No. 10,597,409

WATER-SOLUBLE TRIAZAPYRIDINOPHANE-BASED COMPLEXING AGENTS AND CORRESPONDING FLUORESCENT LANTHANIDE COMPLEXES

CISBIO BIOASSAYS, Codole...

1. A complexing agent of formula (I):
wherein:
the R1 groups are identical and are either: —CO2H, or —PO(OH)R, wherein R is selected from the group consisting of: phenyl optionally substituted by an —SO3H group benzyl, methyl, ethyl, propyl, n-butyl, sec-butyl, isobutyl, and tent-butyl;
the A1, A2 groups are identical or different and are selected from the group consisting of: a group of formula -L1-E; a group of formula (II) and a group of formula (II?);
the A3 group is selected from the group consisting of: a group of formula —O-L3-G, a group of formula (II), a group of formula (II?), a group of formula (III), and a group of formula (III?);

L1, L2 and L3 are identical or different and each represent a divalent linkage group;
E is a group that renders the complexing agent water-soluble, chosen selected from the group consisting of: —SO3H, —PO(OH)2, —CO2H, —N+Alk1Alk2Alk3, a carbohydrate residue, a sulfobetaine; and a PEG group;
G is a reactive group selected from the group consisting of: an acrylamide, an amine, an ester, an aldehyde, an alkyl halide, an anhydride, an aniline, an azide, an aziridine, a carboxylic acid, a diazoalkane, a haloacetamide, a halotriazine, dichlorotriazine, a hydrazine, an imido ester, an isocyanate, an isothiocyanate, a maleimide, a sulfonyl halide, a thiol, a ketone, an acid halide, a succinimidyl ester, a hydroxysuccinimidyl ester, a hydroxysulfosuccinimidyl ester, an azidonitrophenyl, an azidophenyl, a glyoxal, a triazine, and an acetylenic group;
Alk1, Alk2, Alk3, which may be identical or different, each represent a (C1-C6)alkyl.

US Pat. No. 10,597,407

ENERGY STORAGE MOLECULAR MATERIAL, CRYSTAL DIELECTRIC LAYER AND CAPACITOR

CAPACITOR SCIENCES INCORP...

1. An energy storage molecular material having a general molecular structural formula:
wherein Cor is a predominantly planar polycyclic molecular system which forms column-dike supramolecular stacks by means of ?-?-interaction, wherein the planar polycyclic molecular system comprises planar fused polycyclic hydrocarbons selected from the group of truxene, decacyclene, antanthrene, hexabenzotriphenylene, 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8-tetra-(peri-naphthylene)-anthracene, dibenzoctacene, tetrabenzoheptacene, peropyrene, hexabenzocoronene and has a general structural formula 7-17:

P is a polarization unit, wherein the polarization unit is comprised of rylene fragments of a general structure selected from the group of structures 33-53:

I is a high-breakdown insulating substituent group,
n is 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 8,
m is 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 or 8, and
wherein the high-breakdown insulating substituent group is independently selected from the group consisting of —(CH2)n—CH3, and —CH((CH2)nCH3)2) where n is any number between 1 and 50, alkyl, aryl, substituted alkyl, substituted aryl, branched alkyl, branched aryl, and any combination thereof and wherein the alkyl group is selected from the group of methyl, ethyl, propyl, butyl, I-butyl and t-butyl groups, and the aryl group is selected from the group of phenyl, benzyl and naphthyl groups.

US Pat. No. 10,597,405

CHEMICAL COMPOUNDS

1. A compound of Formula (I):wherein:A is selected from C6-C10 aryl, monocyclic heteroaryl and bicyclic heteroaryl;
R1 is in each instance independently selected from F, Cl, Br, OH, CN, C1-C4 alkyl, C1-C4 alkoxy, C1-C3 fluoroalkyl, C1-C3 fluoroalkoxy, acetylenyl, NR9R10, C(O)NR11R12, CH2R13 and N?S(O)Me2;
b is 0, 1, 2 or 3;
W is CR14 or N;
X is CR15 or N;
Y is CH or N;
Z is O or NR16;
R2 is H, CN, F, Cl, Br, C1-C4 alkyl, C1-C4 alkoxy, C1-C3 fluoroalkyl, C1-C2 fluoroalkoxy or acetylenyl;
R3a and R3b are each independently selected from H or Me or, in the case where Z is NR16, can also together be ?O;
R4, R5, R6 and R7 are each independently selected from H or Me;
R8 is H or CH2NMe2;
R9 is H, C1-C4 alkyl, C(O)C1-C3 alkyl or CO2C1-C3 alkyl;
R10, R11 and R12 are each independently selected from H and C1-C4 alkyl; or
R9 and R10 together, or R11 and R12 together, form a 4-, 5-, 6- or 7-membered saturated heterocycle optionally incorporating O, NH or N(C1-C4 alkyl) group;
R13 is OH, CN, NR17R18, C(O)NR19R20 or SO2C1-C3alkyl;
R14 and R15 are each independently selected from H, F, Cl, MeO and Me;
R16 is H, C1-C3 fluoroalkyl or CH2R21;
R17, R18, R19 and R20 are each independently selected from H and C1-C4 alkyl or R17 and R18 together, or R19 and R20 together, form a 4-, 5-, 6- or 7-membered saturated heterocycle optionally incorporating O, NH or N(C1-C4 alkyl) group;
R21 is selected from the group consisting of:
H;
C1-C3 alkyl optionally substituted with 1 or 2 substituents selected from hydroxy, C1-C3 alkoxy, halo, NR22R23, C(O)NR24R25, SO2Me, heteroaryl, C3-7cycloalkyl or heterocyclyl, wherein said heteroaryl or C3-C7cycloalkyl is optionally further substituted with C1-C4 alkyl, hydroxy, halo, cyano, or C1-C4 alkoxy and said heterocyclyl is optionally further substituted with C1-C4 alkyl, hydroxy, halo, C(O)Me, C1-C3 alkoxy, C1-C3fluoroalkyl, C3-C7cycloalkyl, heterocyclyl or heteroaryl and wherein R22, R23, R24 and R25 are in each instance independently selected from H and C1-C4 alkyl;
C3-C7cycloalkyl optionally substituted with C1-C4 alkyl, hydroxy or halo;
heterocyclyl optionally substituted with C1-C4 alkyl, hydroxy, halo, C(O)Me, C1-C3 alkoxy, C1-C3 fluoroalkyl, C3-C7 cycloalkyl, CH2cyclopropyl, heterocyclyl or heteroaryl; and
heteroaryl optionally substituted with C1-C4 alkyl, hydroxy, halo, cyano or C1-C4 alkoxy;or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,597,403

CONDENSED CYCLIC COMPOUND, COMPOSITION INCLUDING THE CONDENSED CYCLIC COMPOUND, ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE INCLUDING THE CONDENSED CYCLIC COMPOUND, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A condensed cyclic compound represented by Formula (1):
wherein, in Formula (1),
L1 to L3 are each independently selected from a single bond, a substituted or unsubstituted C2-C60 alkylene group, 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,
L5 is selected from:
a single bond, *—C(?O)—*?, *—C(?S)—*?, and *—N(R5)—*?; and
a phenylene group, an indenylene group, a naphthylene group, an acenaphthylene group, a fluorenylene group, a spiro-bifluorenylene group, a phenanthrenylene group, an anthracenylene group, a fluoranthrenylene group, a triphenylenylene group, a pyrenylene group, a chrysenylene group, a pyrrolylene group, an imidazolylene group, a pyrazolylene group, a triazolylene group, a pyridinylene group, a pyrazinylene group, a pyrimidinylene group, a pyridazinylene group, a triazinylene group, a furanylene group, a thienylene group, an oxazolylene group, an isoxazolylene group, a thiazolylene group, an isothiazolylene group, an oxadiazolylene group, an isoxadiazolylene group, a thiadiazolylene group, an isothiadiazolylene group, a pyrenylene group, an indazolylene group, a purinylene group, a quinolinylene group, an isoquinolinylene group, a benzoquinolinylene group, a phthalazinylene group, a naphthyridinylene group, a quinoxalinylene group, a quinazolinylene group, a cinnolinylene group, a phenanthridinylene group, an acridinylene group, a phenanthrolinylene group, a phenazinylene group, a benzoxazolylene group, a benzothiazolylene group, a benzimidazolylene group, an isoindolylene group, an indolylene group, a benzofuranylene group, a benzothiophenylene group, a benzocarbazolylene group, a naphthobenzofuranylene group, a naphthobenzothiophenylene group, an imidazopyrimidinylene group, and an imidazopyridinylene group, each unsubstituted or substituted with at least one selected from deuterium, —F, -CD3, -CD2H, -CDH2, —CF3, —CF2H, —CFH2, —NCS, a cyano group, a C1-C20 alkyl group, a C1-C20 alkoxy group, a phenyl group, a pyridinyl group, a pyrimidinyl group, a triazinyl group, a biphenyl group, a phenylpyridinyl group, a phenylpyrimidinyl group, a phenyltriazinyl group, a diphenylpyridinyl group, a diphenylpyrimidinyl group, a diphenyltriazinyl group, a pyridinylphenyl group, a dipyridinylphenyl group, a pyrimidinylphenyl group, a dipyrimidinylphenyl group, a triazinylphenyl group, a ditriazinylphenyl group, a fluorenyl group, a spiro-bifluorenyl group, a dimethylfluorenyl group, a diphenylfluorenyl group, a carbazolyl group, a phenylcarbazolyl group, a biphenylcarbazolyl group, a dibenzofuranyl group, a phenyldibenzofuranyl group, a diphenyldibenzofuranyl group, a dibenzothiophenyl group, a phenyldibenzothiophenyl group, a diphenyldibenzothiophenyl group,
—Si(Q31)(Q32)(Q33), —N(Q31)(Q32), and —C(?O)(Q31), and* and *? each indicate a binding site to a neighboring atom,
a1 to a3 and a5 are each independently an integer selected from 1 to 10,
(L5)a5 is an n-valent linking group or a single bond, wherein n is a natural number greater than or equal to one,
when n is one, (L5)a5 does not exist,
when n is a natural number greater than or equal to two, at least one of *-(L1)a1-(A1), *-(L2)a2-(A2), and *-(L3)a3-(A3) is linked to (L5)a5 or is a single bond linked to (L5)a5,
i) A1 to A3 and R5 are each independently linked to (L5)a5;
ii) A1 to A3 and R5 are each independently a single bond linked to (L5)a5;
iii) A1 to A3 and R5 are each independently a group represented by one of Formulae (2) to (5); or
iv) A1 to A3 and R5 are each independently selected from a phenyl group, an indenyl group, a naphthyl group, an acenaphthyl group, a fluorenyl group, a spiro-bifluorenyl group, a phenanthrenyl group, an anthracenyl group, a fluoranthenyl group, a triphenylenyl group, a pyrenyl group, a chrysenyl group, a pyrrolyl group, a furanyl group, a thienyl group, an isoindolyl group, an indolyl group, a benzofuranyl group, a benzothiophenyl group, a benzocarbazolyl group, a naphthobenzofuranyl group, and a naphthobenzothiophenyl group, each unsubstituted or substituted with at least one selected from deuterium, -CD3, -CD2H, -CDH2, a C1-C20 alkyl group, a C1-C20 alkoxy group, a phenyl group, a biphenyl group, a fluorenyl group, a spiro-bifluorenyl group, a dimethylfluorenyl group, a diphenylfluorenyl group,

a group represented by *-(L2)a2-(A2) is linked to a third or fourth carbon of a carbazole core of Formula (1), a group represented by *-(L3)a3-(A3) is linked to a fifth or sixth carbon of the carbazole core of Formula (1), and * in the group represented by *-(L2)a2-(A2) and the group represented by *-(L3)a3-(A3) indicates a binding site to a carbon atom of the carbazole core of Formula (1), and
provided that, A2 is a group represented by one of Formulae (2) to (5) and A3 is not a group represented by one of Formulae (3) and (4):

wherein, in Formulae (2) to (5),
X1 is N, carbon linked to *-(L11)a11-(R11), or carbon linked to L13, X2 is N, carbon linked to *-(L11)a11-(R11), or carbon linked to L13, X3 is N, carbon linked to *-(L11)a11-(R11), or carbon linked to L13, X4 is N, carbon linked to *-(L11)a11-(R11), or carbon linked to L13, X5 is N, carbon linked to *-(L11)a11-(R11), or carbon linked to L13, X6 is N, carbon linked to *-(L11)a11-(R11), or carbon linked to L13, provided that X1 to X4 in Formula (4) are not carbon linked to L13,
Y1 is O, S, N(R13), or C(R14)(R15), and R14 and R15 are optionally linked to form a saturated or unsaturated ring,
CY1 is a C5-C30 carbocyclic group or a C2-C30 heterocyclic group,
at least one of X1 to X6 in Formula (2) is N,
in Formulae (3) and (4), at least one of X1 to X4 is N, or CY1 is a ? electron-depleted nitrogen-containing C2-C30 heterocyclic group,
at least one of X1 to X4 in Formula (5) is N,
L11 to L13 are each independently selected from a single bond, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C60 alkylene group, 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,
a11 to a13 are each independently an integer selected from 1 to 10,
R11 to R15 are each independently selected from hydrogen, deuterium, —F, —Cl, —Br, —I, -CD3, -CD2H, -CDH2, —CF3, —CF2H, —CFH2, —NCS, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine group, a hydrazone group, a carboxylic acid group or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid group or a salt thereof, a phosphoric acid group or a salt thereof, 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), and —C(?O)(Q1), provided that R11 in Formula (2) is selected from 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, and a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group,
b2 is an integer from 0 to 2,
b3 is an integer from 0 to 3,
b4 is an integer from 01 to 4,
indicates a binding site to a neighboring atom, and
wherein the group represented by *-(L2)a2-(A2) and the group represented by *-(L3)a3-(A3) are linked to the carbazole core, such that a linking position of the group represented by *-(L2)a2-(A2) and the carbazole core is asymmetric to a linking position of the group represented by *-(L3)a3-(A3) and the carbazole core with respect to a reverse central axis passing through a nitrogen atom of the carbazole core of Formula (1), and
at least one substituent of the substituted C2-C60 alkylene group, 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 in Formulae (1) to (5) is selected from:
deuterium, —F, —Cl, —Br, —I, -CD3, -CD2H, -CDH2, —CF3, —CF2H, —CFH2, —NCS, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine group, a hydrazone group, a carboxylic acid group or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid group or a salt thereof, a phosphoric acid group or a salt thereof, 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, -CD3, -CD2H, -CDH2, —CF3, —CF2H, —CFH2, —NCS, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine group, a hydrazone group, a carboxylic acid group or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid group or a salt thereof, a phosphoric acid group or a salt thereof, 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), and —C(?O)(Q11);
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, -CD3, -CD2H, -CDH2, —CF3, —CF2H, —CFH2, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amino group, an amidino group, a hydrazine group, a hydrazone group, a carboxylic acid group or a salt thereof, a sulfonic acid group or a salt thereof, a phosphoric acid group or a salt thereof, 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), and —C(?O)(Q21); and
—Si(Q31)(Q32)(Q33), —N(Q31)(Q32), and —C(?O)(Q31),
wherein Q1 to Q3, Q11 to Q13, Q21 to Q23, and Q31 to Q33 are each independently selected from hydrogen, deuterium, a C1-C20 alkyl group, a C1-C20 alkoxy group, a phenyl group, a pyridinyl group, a pyrimidinyl group, a triazinyl group, a biphenyl group, a phenylpyridinyl group, a phenylpyrimidinyl group, a phenyltriazinyl group, a diphenylpyridinyl group, a diphenylpyrimidinyl group, a diphenyltriazinyl group, a pyridinylphenyl group, a dipyridinylphenyl group, a pyrimidinylphenyl group, a dipyrimidinylphenyl group, a triazinylphenyl group, a ditriazinylphenyl group, a fluorenyl group, a spiro-bifluorenyl group, a dimethylfluorenyl group, a diphenylfluorenyl group, a carbazolyl group, a phenylcarbazolyl group, a biphenylcarbazolyl group, a dibenzofuranyl group, a phenyldibenzofuranyl group, a diphenyldibenzofuranyl group, a dibenzothiophenyl group, a phenyldibenzothiophenyl group, and a diphenyldibenzothiophenyl group.

US Pat. No. 10,597,401

METHODS AND INTERMEDIATES FOR THE PREPARATION OF OMACETAXINE AND CEPHALOTAXINE DERIVATIVES THEREOF

Albany Molecular Research...

1. A process for preparation of a product compound of formula XIV:whereinR1 and R2 are each independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1-C6 alkyl, C2-C6 alkenyl, C2-C6 alkynyl, C3-C7 cycloalkyl, C4-C7 cycloalkylalkyl, heterocycle, aryl, and heteroaryl, wherein each of C1-C6 alkyl, C2-C6 alkenyl, C2-C6 alkynyl, C3-C7 cycloalkyl, C4-C7 cycloalkylalkyl, heterocycle, aryl, and heteroaryl is optionally substituted from 1 to 3 times with substituents as defined below in R11; or
R1 and R2 are taken together to form a 5- to 7-membered ring having 0-2 heteroatoms independently selected from the group consisting of nitrogen, oxygen, and sulfur, optionally substituted from 1 to 3 times with R11; or
R1 and R2 are taken together with the atom to which they are attached to form a carbonyl, thiocarbonyl, sulfoxide, or sulfone;
R3 is hydrogen, C1-C6 alkyl, C2-C6 alkenyl, C2-C6 alkynyl, C3-C7 cycloalkyl, C4-C7 cycloalkylalkyl, —CO2R9, —CON(R9)2, —COSR9, —COR9, —C(OH)(R9)2, —C(OR10)(R9)2, —C(NR102)(R9)2, heterocycle, aryl, or heteroaryl, wherein each of C1-C6 alkyl, C2-C6 alkenyl, C2-C6 alkynyl, C3-C7 cycloalkyl, C4-C7 cycloalkylalkyl, heterocycle, aryl, and heteroaryl is optionally substituted from 1 to 3 times with R11;
R4 is hydrogen, —N(R10)2, —OR10, —SR10, acyl, C1-C6 alkyl, C2-C6 alkenyl, C2-C6 alkynyl, C3-C7 cycloalkyl, C4-C7 cycloalkylalkyl, —CO2R9, —CON(R9)2, —COSR9, —COR9, —C(OH)(R9)2, —C(OR10)(R9)2, —C(NR102)(R9)2, heterocycle, aryl, or heteroaryl, wherein each of C1-C6 alkyl, C2-C6 alkenyl, alkynyl, C3-C7 cycloalkyl, C4-C7 cycloalkylalkyl, heterocycle, aryl, and heteroaryl is optionally substituted from 1 to 3 times with R11; or
R3 and R4 are taken together to form a 5- to 7-membered ring having 0-2 heteroatoms independently selected from the group consisting of nitrogen, oxygen, and sulfur, optionally substituted from 1 to 3 times with R11;
R5 is hydrogen, —OR10, or ?O;
R6 is hydrogen, —OR10, —OCO2R10, —OCOR10, or —OCON(R10)2;
R7 and R8 are each independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1-C6 alkyl, C2-C6 alkenyl, C2-C6 alkynyl, C3-C7 cycloalkyl, C4-C7 cycloalkylalkyl, heterocycle, aryl, heteroaryl, —SO2R10, and —CO2R10; or
R7 and R8 are taken together to form an optionally substituted 5- to 7-membered ring having 0-2 heteroatoms independently selected from nitrogen, oxygen, and sulfur;
R9 is hydrogen, C1-C6 alkyl, C2-C6 alkenyl, C2-C6 alkynyl, C3-C7 cycloalkyl, C4-C7 cycloalkylalkyl, heterocycle, aryl, or heteroaryl, wherein each of C1-C6 alkyl, C2-C6 alkenyl, C2-C6 alkynyl, C3-C7 cycloalkyl, C4-C7 cycloalkylalkyl, heterocycle, aryl, and heteroaryl is optionally substituted from 1 to 3 times with R11;
each R10 is independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1-C6 alkyl, C2-C6 alkenyl, C2-C6 alkynyl, C3-C7 cycloalkyl, C4-C7 cycloalkylalkyl, heterocycle, aryl, and heteroaryl, wherein each of C1-C6 alkyl, C2-C6 alkenyl, C2-C6 alkynyl, C3-C7 cycloalkyl, C4-C7 cycloalkylalkyl, heterocycle, aryl, and heteroaryl is optionally substituted from 1 to 3 times with R11; or two R10 on the same nitrogen are taken with the nitrogen to which they are attached to form a 4- to 7-membered heterocyclic ring haying 1-2 heteroatoms independently selected from nitrogen, oxygen, and sulfur, optionally substituted from 1 to 3 times with R11;
R11 is independently selected at each occurrence from a substituent in the group consisting of halogen, —NO2, —OR12, —NR12R13, —NR12C(O)2R13, —NR12C(O)NR12R13, —S(O)mR13, —CN, —C(O)R13, —C(O)NR12R13, C1-C6 alkyl, C2-C6 alkenyl, C2-C6 alkynyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, and C4-C7 cycloalkylalkyl, wherein each of C1-C6 alkyl, C2-C6 alkenyl, C2-C6 alkynyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, and C4-C7 cycloalkylalkyl is optionally substituted with 1 to 3 substituents independently selected at each occurrence from the group consisting of C1-C4 alkyl, C1-C4 alkoxy, halogen, Ar, —CN, and —NR12R13;
R12 and R13 are each independently hydrogen, C1-C4 alkyl, C1-C4 haloalkyl, C1-C4 alkoxyalkyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, —C(O)R14, phenyl, or benzyl, wherein phenyl or benzyl is optionally substituted with 1 to 3 substituents independently selected at each occurrence from the group consisting of halogen, —CN, C1-C4 alkyl, C1-C4 haloalkyl, and C1-C4 alkoxy; or
R12 and R13 are taken together with the nitrogen to which they are attached to form a piperidine, pyrrolidine, piperazine, N-methylpiperazine, morpholine, or thiomorpholine ring;
R14 is C1-C4 alkyl, C1-C4 haloalkyl, or phenyl;
R20 is hydrogen, halogen, —NO2, —OR12, —OX, —NR12R13, —NR12C(O)2R13, —NR12C(O)NR12R13, —S(O)mR13, —CN, —C(O)R13, —C(O)NR12R13, C1-C6 alkyl, C2-C6 alkenyl, C2-C6 alkynyl, C3-C7 cycloalkyl, C4-C7 cycloalkylalkyl, heterocycle, aryl, or heteroaryl, wherein each of C1-C6 alkyl, C2-C6 alkenyl, C2-C6 alkynyl, C3-C7 cycloalkyl, C4-C7 cycloalkylalkyl, heterocycle, aryl, and heteroaryl is optionally substituted from 1 to 3 times with R11;
X is a protecting group;
each independently designates a single or double bond; and
n is an integer from 0 to 9;
m is an integer from 0 to 2;
p is an integer from 0 to 3,or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof,said process comprising:providing intermediate compound XVa having the structure:

 andreacting intermediate compound XVa with a reducing agent under conditions effective to produce the product compound of formula XIV, wherein the heterocycle is a stable monocyclic or multi-cyclic 3 to 18 membered ring which consists of carbon atoms and one to five heteroatoms selected from the group of nitrogen, oxygen, and sulfur and the heteroaryl is an aromatic monocyclic or multi-cyclic ring system of about 5 to about 19 ring atoms in which one or more atoms in the ring system are elements other than carbon.

US Pat. No. 10,597,399

SUBSTITUTED TRIAZOLOPIPERAZINE PARP INHIBITOR, PREPARATION METHOD THEREFOR AND USE THEREOF

Shanghai Institute of Mat...

1. A substituted triazolopiperazine compound represented by formula (I), or a tautomer, enantiomer, diastereomer, racemate, pharmaceutically acceptable salt, ester or hydrate thereof:
wherein,
Y is

A and B together with the carbon atoms to which they are attached form a substituted or unsubstituted C4-C8 aliphatic ring, a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C10 aromatic ring, a substituted or unsubstituted 4-8 membered heterocyclic ring containing 1-3 heteratoms selected from N, O and S, or a substituted or unsubstituted 5-8 membered heteroaromatic ring containing 1-3 heteratoms selected from N, O, and S; wherein the substituent in the substituted rings is selected from one or more of the group consisting of halogen, cyano, nitro, hydroxyl, and amino;
X is hydrogen, halogen, hydroxyl, or cyano;
R is halogen, COOR1, substituted or unsubstituted heterocyclic ring, substituted or unsubstituted heteroaromatic ring, substituted or unsubstituted aromatic ring, wherein the substituent in the substituted heterocyclic ring, heteroaromatic ring or aromatic ring is selected from one or more of the group consisting of substituted or unsubstituted C1-C8 alkyl, halogen, cyano, nitro, hydroxyl, amino, C1-C6 alkoxy, C2-C6 alkylcarbonyl, C2-C6 alkoxycarbonyl, C2-C6 alkenyl, C2-C6 alkynyl, and C6-C10 aryl, wherein the substituent in the substituted C1-C8 alkyl is selected from one or more of the group consisting of halogen, cyano, nitro, hydroxyl, amino;
R1 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1-C8 alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted aryl, or substituted or unsubstituted heterocyclyl, wherein the substituent in the substituted aryl or heterocyclyl is selected from one or more of the group consisting of C1-C8 alkyl, halogen, cyano, nitro, hydroxyl, amino, C1-C6 alkoxy, C2-C6 alkylcarbonyl, C2-C6 alkoxycarbonyl, C2-C6 alkenyl, C2-C6 alkynyl, and C6-C10 aryl.

US Pat. No. 10,597,398

SUPPRESSION AND REGENERATION PROMOTING EFFECT OF LOW MOLECULAR WEIGHT COMPOUND ON CANCER AND FIBROSIS

National University Corpo...

1. A compound, a salt thereof, or a solvate thereof, the compound represented by formula (1):
wherein substituents R1 and R2 are represented by the following case (a) or (b):
(a) R1 is optionally substituted phenyl, and
R2 is H, optionally substituted phenyl, or —C(O)NHR3 where the R3 is H, C1-6 alkyl, or optionally substituted benzyl; or
(b) R1 is optionally substituted naphthyl or optionally substituted phenyl, and
R2 is optionally substituted phenyl or —C(O)NHR4 where the R4 is H, C1-6 alkyl, or optionally substituted siloxybenzyl, and
wherein the term “optionally substituted” means that the respective group is unsubstituted or has a substituent selected from H, halogen, nitro, amino, cyano, OH, C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 halogenoalkyl, C1-6 hydroxyalkyl, C1-6 alkylamino, C3-6 cycloalkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 halogenoalkenyl, C2-6 hydroxyalkenyl, C2-6 alkenylamino, C3-6 cycloalkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, C2-6 halogenoalkynyl, C2-6 hydroxyalkynyl, C2-6 alkynylamino, C1-6 alkoxy, C1-6 halogenoalkoxy, C1-6 hydroxyalkoxy, C1-6 alkoxyamino, C1-6 alkoxyphenyl, trialkylsiloxy, alkyldiphenylsiloxy, aryl, heteroaryl, C1-6 alkoxy-substituted C1-6 alkoxy, C1-6 alkoxyphenyl-substituted C1-6 alkoxy, tri(C1-6 alkylsiloxy)C1_6 alkyl, C1-6 alkyldiphenylsiloxy C1-6 alkyl, triphenylsiloxy C1-6 alkyl, tri(C1-6 alkyl)siloxy, C1-6 alkyldiphenylsiloxy, and triphenylsiloxy, and
the solvate is water, ethanol, or acetic acid.

US Pat. No. 10,597,397

ADENINE CONJUGATE COMPOUNDS AND THEIR USE AS VACCINE ADJUVANTS

Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma...

1. A compound of formula (1):or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein:L1 and L2 are independently alkylene;
R1 is hydrogen atom or alkyl;
R2 is optionally substituted alkyl;
R3 is hydrogen atom, halogen atom, alkyl or alkoxy;
X1 is single bond, oxygen atom, sulfur atom, SO, SO2, NR4 or CONR4;
R4 is hydrogen atom or alkyl;
A is a monocyclic aromatic carbocycle, a 5-membered aromatic heterocycle which includes 1 to 2 heteroatoms selected from the group consisting of 1 to 2 nitrogen atoms, an oxygen atom, and a sulfur atom, or a 6-membered aromatic heterocycle which includes 1 to 3 heteroatoms selected from the group consisting of 1 to 3 nitrogen atoms, an oxygen atom, and a sulfur atom;
m is 0 or 1; and
each bond described byindependently represents a single bond or a double bond.

US Pat. No. 10,597,395

PREPARATION OF CERTAIN SUBSTITUTED 1-(4-FLUOROPHENYL)-4-(2,3,6B,9,10,10A-HEXAHYDRO-1H-PYRIDO[3?,4?:4,5]PYRROLO[1,2,3-DE]QUINOXALIN-8(7H)-YL)BUTAN-1-ONES AND PHARMACEUTICALLY ACCEPTABLE SALTS THEREOF

INTRA-CELLULAR THERAPIES,...

1. A method for preparing a compound of Formula 2J:
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof,
wherein:
k is 1;
m is 1;
n is 1;
R1 is 4-(4-fluorophenyl)-4-oxobutyl;
R5 is H;
R6a and R6b are independently H;
R7, R8 and R9 are independently H;
R10 is H or CH3; and
X is —N—;
comprising the steps of:
A) reacting a compound of Formula 2E:

wherein:
k is 1;
m is 1;
n is 1;
A is Cl, Br, F, or I;
B is benzyl, triphenylmethyl, or toluenesulfonyl; or
B is a moiety of the formula:

wherein:
P is —C(O)—, —C(O)O—, or —S(O)2—;
Z is C1-6alkyl, aryl, C1-6alkylaryl, or —OR; and
R is C1-6alkyl, aryl, arylC1-6 alkyl, or heteroarylC1-6alkyl;
R5 is H;
R7, R8 and R9 are independently H;
X is —NH(R?);
R? is H or CH3; and
Y is —C(O)—;
with:
(a) a transition metal catalyst selected from the group consisting of palladium, copper, nickel, platinum, ruthenium, and rhodium;
(b) a base; and optionally
(c) a monodentate or bidentate ligand selected from the group consisting of N, N-dimethylformamide, dimethylsulfoxide, 1-methyl-2-pyrrolidinone, an aryl alcohol, a 1,2-diamine, 2-(dimethylamino)glycine, (methylimino)diacetic acid, 8-aminoquinoline, a 1,2-aminoalcohol, an imidazolium carbene, 4-(dimethylamino)pyridine, 2-(aminomethyl)pyridine, 1,8-diazabicyclo[5.4.0]undec-7-ene, 4,7-diphenyl-1,10-phenanthroline, 4,7-dimethyl-1,10-phenanthroline, 5-methyl-1, 10-phenanthroline, 5-chloro-1,10-phenanthroline, and 5-nitro-1,10-phenanthroline;
to give a compound of Formula 2G:

wherein:
k is 1;
m is 1;
n is 1;
B is benzyl, triphenylmethyl, or toluenesulfonyl; or
B is a moiety of the formula:

wherein:
P is —C(O)—, —C(O)O—, or —S(O)2—;
Z is C1-6alkyl, aryl, C1-6alkylaryl, or —OR; and
R is C1-6alkyl, aryl, arylC1-6 alkyl, or heteroarylC1-6alkyl;
R5 is H;
R7, R8 and R9 are independently H;
R10 is H or CH3;
X is —N—; and
Y is —C(O)—;
B) reacting the compound of Formula 2G above with a reducing agent, to give a compound of Formula 2H:

wherein:
k is 1;
m is 1;
n is 1;
B is benzyl, triphenylmethyl, or toluenesulfonyl; or
B is a moiety of the formula:

wherein:
P is —C(O)—, —C(O)O—, or —S(O)2—;
Z is C1-6alkyl, aryl, C1-6alkylaryl, or —OR; and
R is C1-6alkyl, aryl, arylC1-6 alkyl, or heteroarylC1-6alkyl;
R5 is H;
R6a and R6b are independently H;
R7, R8 and R9 are independently H;
R10 is H or CH3; and
X is —N—;
C) deprotecting the compound of Formula 2H above with an acid catalyst, a base catalyst, or via catalytic hydrogenation, to give a compound of Formula 2I:

wherein:
k is 1;
m is 1;
n is 1;
R5 is H;
R6a and R6b are independently H;
R7, R8 and R9 are independently H;
R10 is H or CH3; and
X is —N—;
D) reacting the compound of Formula 2I above with (a) 4-chloro-4?-fluorobutyrophenone, and (b) a base, to give the compound of Formula 2J above; and
E) optionally reacting the compound of Formula 2J with an acid, to give a pharmaceutically acceptable salt of the compound of Formula 2J.

US Pat. No. 10,597,392

TETRAHYDROPYRIDOPYRAZINES AS MODULATORS OF GPR6

Takeda Pharmaceutical Com...

1. The compound of formula I
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein
R1 is selected from the group consisting of
C3-8 cycloalkyl optionally substituted with 1 to 3 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of C1-4 alkoxy, halo, hydroxy, and C1-4 alkyl optionally substituted with C1-4 alkoxy, halo, and hydroxy;
C3-6 heterocyclyl; optionally substituted on the ring carbons with 1 to 4 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of C1-4 alkyl, C1-4 alkoxy, halo, and hydroxy, and optionally substituted on any ring nitrogen with C1-4 alkyl;
C6-10 aryl optionally substituted with 1 to 5 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of C1-4 alkyl, C1-4 alkoxy, cyano, halo, hydroxy, amino, trifluoromethyl, and trifluoromethoxy; and
C1-10 heteroaryl optionally substituted with 1 to 3 substituents on carbon independently selected from the group consisting of amino, C1-8 alkylamino, C1-9 amide, C1-4 alkyl, C1-4 alkoxy, cyano, halo, hydroxyl, oxo, trifluoromethyl, and trifluoromethoxy, and optionally substituted on a ring nitrogen with a C1-4 alkyl;
X1 is N and X2 is CH; or
X1 is CH and X2 is N; or
X1 is N and X2 is N;
when X1 is N, Z is selected from the group consisting of C1-6 alkylene, C1-6 haloalkylene, —C(O)—, and —S(O)2—;
when X1 is CH, Z is selected from the group consisting of C1-6 alkylene, C1-6 haloalkylene, —O—, —C(O)—, —NH—, —S—, —S(O)—, and —S(O)2—;
q is 0, 1, or 2;
s is 0, 1, or 2;
R2 is —OR5 or —NR6R7;
R3, each time taken, is independently selected from the group consisting of C1-6 alkyl, C3-8 cycloalkyl, and trifluoromethyl;
p is 0, 1, or 2;
R4, each time taken, is independently selected from the group consisting of C1-6 alkyl, hydroxy, and halo;
r is 0 or 1;
R5 is selected from the group consisting of C1-6 alkyl and C3-8 cycloalkyl;
R6 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen and C1-6 alkyl;
R7 is selected from the group consisting of
optionally substituted C1-6 alkyl optionally substituted with 1 to 7 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of C1-4 alkoxy, C1-9 amide, amino, C1-8 alkylamino, C1-5 oxycarbonyl, cyano, C3-8 cycloalkyl, halo, hydroxy, and C3-6 heterocyclyl optionally substituted on any ring nitrogen by C1-4 alkyl; C1-10 heteroaryl; and phenyl optionally substituted with 1 to 5 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of C1-4 alkyl C1-4 alkoxy, C1-9 amide, amino, C1-8 alkylamino, C1-5 oxycarbonyl, cyano, halo, hydroxyl, nitro, C1-8 sulfonyl, and trifluoromethyl;
C3-8 cycloalkyl;
optionally substituted C6-10 aryl optionally substituted with 1 to 5 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of C1-4 alkyl, C1-4 alkoxy, cyano, halo, hydroxy, amino, trifluoromethyl, and trifluoromethoxy;
optionally substituted C1-10 heteroaryl optionally substituted with 1 to 3 substituents on carbon independently selected from the group consisting of amino, C1-8 alkylamino, C1-9 amide, C1-4 alkyl, C1-4 alkoxy, cyano, halo, hydroxyl, oxo, trifluoromethyl, and trifluoromethoxy, and optionally substituted on a ring nitrogen with a C1-4 alkyl; and
optionally substituted C3-6 heterocyclyl optionally substituted on the ring carbons with 1 to 4 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of C1-4alkyl, C1-4 alkoxy, halo, and hydroxy, and optionally substituted on any ring nitrogen with C1-4 alkyl;
X3 is CCH3 and X4 is N; or
X3 is N and X4 is CCH3;
excluding the compounds:
N-cyclopropyl-3-(4-(2,4-difluorobenzyl)piperazin-1-yl)-7-methylpyrido[3,4-b]pyrazin-2-amine;
3-(4-(5-chloro-2-fluorobenzyl)piperazin-1-yl)-N-cyclopropyl-7-methylpyrido[3,4-b]pyrazin-2-amine;
N-cyclopropyl-3-(4-(2,4-difluorobenzyl)piperidin-1-yl)-7-methylpyrido[3,4-b]pyrazin-2-amine;
N-cyclopropyl-2-(4-(2,4-difluorobenzyl)piperidin-1-yl)-7-methylpyrido[3,4-b]pyrazin-3-amine;
(1-(2-(cyclopropylamino)-7-methylpyrido[3,4-b]pyrazin-3-yl)piperidin-4-yl)(2,5-difluorophenyl)methanone;
N-cyclopropyl-3-(4-(2,4-difluorophenoxy)piperidin-1-yl)-7-methylpyrido[3,4-b]pyrazin-2-amine;
N-cyclopropyl-3-(4-((2,5-difluorophenyl)fluoromethyl)piperidin-1-yl)-7-methylpyrido[3,4-b]pyrazin-2-amine;
(S)—N-cyclopropyl-3-(4-((2,5-difluorophenyl)fluoromethyl)piperidin-1-yl)-7-methylpyrido[3,4-b]pyrazin-2-amine;
3-(4-(4-chloro-2-fluorophenoxy)piperidin-1-yl)-N-cyclopropyl-7-methylpyrido[3,4-b]pyrazin-2-amine;
1-((1-(2-(cyclopropylamino)-7-methylpyrido[3,4-b]pyrazin-3-yl)piperidin-4-yl)methyl)-4-fluoropyridin-2(1H)-one;
(R)—N-cyclopropyl-3-(4-((2,5-difluorophenyl)fluoromethyl)piperidin-1-yl)-7-methylpyrido[3,4-b]pyrazin-2-amine;
N-cyclopropyl-3-(4-((2,4-difluorophenyl)fluoromethyl)piperidin-1-yl)-7-methylpyrido[3,4-b]pyrazin-2-amine;
(R)—N-cyclopropyl-3-(4-((2,4-difluorophenyl)fluoromethyl)piperidin-1-yl)-7-methylpyrido[3,4-b]pyrazin-2-amine;
(S)—N-cyclopropyl-3-(4-((2,4-difluorophenyl)fluoromethyl)piperidin-1-yl)-7-methylpyrido[3,4-b]pyrazin-2-amine;
3-(4-((5-chloro-2-fluorophenyl)difluoromethyl)piperidin-1-yl)-N-cyclopropyl-7-methylpyrido[3,4-b]pyrazin-2-amine;
5-chloro-1-((1-(2-(cyclopropylamino)-7-methylpyrido[3,4-b]pyrazin-3-yl)piperidin-4-yl)methyl)pyridin-2(1H)-one;
N-cyclopropyl-3-(4-((2,5-difluorophenyl)difluoromethyl)piperidin-1-yl)-7-methylpyrido[3,4-b]pyrazin-2-amine;
N-cyclopropyl-3-(4-((4-fluorophenyl)sulfonyl)piperidin-1-yl)-7-methylpyrido[3,4-b]pyrazin-2-amine; and
N-cyclopropyl-3-(1-(2,4-difluorobenzyl)piperidin-4-yl)-7-methylpyrido[3,4-b]pyrazin-2-amine.

US Pat. No. 10,597,391

UREA-CONTAINING ISOXAZOLE DERIVATIVES AS FXR AGONISTS AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

Enanta Pharmaceuticals, I...

20. A method for treating a disease or condition selected from the group consisting of primary biliary cirrhosis, cerebrotendinous xanthomatosis, primary sclerosing cholangitis, alcoholic liver disease, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, nonalcoholic steatohepatitis, dyslipidemia, atherosclerosis, hypercholesterolemia, hypertriglyceridemia, and Type II diabetes in a subject in need thereof, comprising administering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount of a compound according to claim 1.

US Pat. No. 10,597,390

INDOLES FOR USE IN INFLUENZA VIRUS INFECTION

Janssen Sciences Ireland ...

1. A compound of formula (I)
a stereo-isomeric form, a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, solvate or polymorph thereof, wherein X is N or C wherein when X is C, then X is optionally substituted by —CN, —CF3, —C1-3 alkyl-NH—C(O)—C1-3 alkyl, —C(O)—NH2, —C(O)—NH—C1-3 alkyl, —C(O)—N-(dialkyl) or —CH2—NH—C(O)—CH3;
R1 is F or Cl;
each of R2 and R4 is independently H, halogen, CN, CF3,-O-alkyl or NH2;
R3 is F, Cl, CN, CF3, —C1-3 alkyl, —O-alkyl, carboxylic ester or carboxylic amide;
R5 is Br, CN, CH3, CH2OH, C(O)NH2, NH2 or H;
R6 is C1-8 alkyl substituted by carboxylic acid; C3-8 cycloalkyl substituted by carboxylic acid, —N—C1-3alkylsulfone, —N—C(O)—C3-6heterocycle optionally substituted by C1-6 alkyl; C3-6 heterocycle substituted by —N—C(O)—C3-6 heterocycle; or C3-6 heterocycle substituted by COOH.