US Pat. No. 10,168,199

METHOD FOR ASCERTAINING AND MONITORING FILL LEVEL OF A MEDIUM IN A CONTAINER USING A TRAVEL TIME MEASURING METHOD

1. A method for ascertaining and monitoring fill level (F) of a medium in a container by means of a field device using a travel time measuring method, comprising the steps of:transmitting transmission signals (S) toward the medium and receiving reflection signals (R);
registering the received reflection signals (R) as echo signals in an echo function, or envelope curve, dependent on travel time (t) or travel distance (x);
filtering by means of at least one filter with filter parameters (FP) the echo function, or the envelope curve;
wherein:
at least three filter ranges (FR1, FR2, FR3) are formed in the echo function, or the envelope curve, and at least a first filter range (FR1) with a first width (w1) is predetermined at the position (x1) of the wanted echo signal in the echo function or the envelope curve ascertained in a preceding measuring cycle;
the echo function, or the echo curve is filtered by the filter with different filter parameters (FP) in the first filter range (FP1), in the second filter range (FP2) and/or in the third filter range (FP3); and
the second filter range and the third filter range adjoin in front or behind the first filter range;
ascertaining by means of an echo search algorithm at least one wanted echo signal in the echo function, or the envelope curve; and
ascertaining the fill level (F) in the basis of position (x1) of the wanted echo signal.

US Pat. No. 10,168,193

SENSOR WITH SWITCHING MATRIX SWITCH

Infineon Technologies AG,...

1. A sensor system comprising:a sensor comprising a plurality of sensor cells arranged in a sensor matrix of sensor cell columns and rows and configured to generate data related to a physical parameter;
a matrix switching component comprising a set of switching columns and switching rows coupled to the plurality of sensor cells and configured to generate a plurality of communication routes; and
a controller configured to selectively activate a communication route of the plurality of communication routes by activating a plurality of switching elements through the matrix switching component between an input/output port and a first set of sensor cells, and further configured to dynamically reassign the communication route comprising the plurality of activated switching elements to a second set of sensor cells having different sensors cells than the first set of sensor cells based on one or more criteria.

US Pat. No. 10,168,184

ANGLE SENSING IN AN OFF-AXIS CONFIGURATION

Infineon Technologies AG,...

1. A system, comprising:a magnet fixed to a rotatable object,
the rotatable object being positioned to concentrically rotate about an axis; and
a magnetic angle sensor configured to determine a rotation angle of the rotatable object based on a rotating magnetic field produced by the magnet and sensed by the magnetic angle sensor,
the rotating magnetic field having a radial component and a tangential component,
the magnetic angle sensor being positioned at a sensor position having a radial distance from the axis of a least half a magnet radius of the magnet, where,
the magnetic angle sensor being positioned at the sensor position based on an amplitude of the radial component being no more than 10% different than an amplitude of the tangential component at the sensor position having the radial distance from the axis of a least half the magnet radius of the magnet, or
the magnetic angle sensor being positioned at the sensor position based on a gradient magnitude of the radial component being no more than 10% different than a gradient magnitude of the tangential component at the sensor position having the radial distance from the axis of a least half the magnet radius of the magnet.

US Pat. No. 10,168,174

AUGMENTED REALITY FOR VEHICLE LANE GUIDANCE

1. A method comprising:responsive to determining that environment data fails to indicate that a driver of a vehicle can identify lane lines on a road in front of the vehicle, generating line data by:
retrieving global positioning system (GPS) data that describes a location of the vehicle;
determining a portion of a lane map that corresponds to the GPS data for the location, wherein the lane map describes the lane lines for a geographic area; and
generating the line data based on the portion of the lane map;
generating graphical data based on the line data, wherein the graphical data causes a viewing device to display the lane lines;
providing the graphical data to the viewing device; and
determining based on head position data generated by the viewing device to instruct the viewing device to display a graphical overlay depicting the lane lines, wherein the head position data describes an orientation of the driver and the graphical data is modified based on the head position data so that the lane lines included in the graphical overlay displayed by the viewing device includes only lines that would actually be visible by the driver.

US Pat. No. 10,168,159

MAGNETOMETER ARRAYS FOR INERTIAL NAVIGATION, MAPPING, AND DRIFT COMPENSATION

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A system, comprising:a magnetometer array of at least three magnetometers arranged in a fixed configuration in which the magnetometers are spaced apart from one another; and
one or more circuits being programmed or configured to:
receive magnetic field vector values from each of the magnetometers in the magnetometer array; and
compute Jacobian matrix values from the received magnetic field vector values.

US Pat. No. 10,168,151

GEARBOX ORIENTATION SYSTEM

1. A gearbox orientation system comprising:at least one sensor for measuring sensed data of a gearbox;
at least one microcontroller in communication with the at least one sensor for determining indicator data using the sensed data;
at least one indicator in communication with the at least one microcontroller for providing indications using the indicator data; and
at least one housing including an indicator and an internal port for pairing a wireless transmitter and a wireless receiver,
wherein the wireless transmitter is in communication with the at least one microcontroller for transmitting the indicator data, and
wherein the wireless receiver is in communication with the at least one indicator for receiving the indicator data.

US Pat. No. 10,168,148

DISPLAY SUBSTRATE, DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD FOR RECOGNIZING POSITION MARK

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A display substrate, comprising:a substrate, and a first pattern and a second pattern formed on a first side of the substrate;
wherein the second pattern is disposed between the first pattern and the substrate, and the first pattern comprises at least one first through hole directly facing the second pattern; and
wherein the first pattern and the second pattern are formed of materials having different reflectances, and the first through hole serves as a positioning mark on a first side of the substrate for positioning the first side of the substrate;
the second pattern comprises a second through hole directly facing the first pattern;
a forward projection of the second through-hole on the first side of the substrate is shifted from a forward projection of the first through-hole on the first side of the substrate;
the second through hole serves as a positioning mark on a second side of the substrate for positioning the second side of the substrate; and
the second side is a side opposite to the first side on the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,168,146

MEASURING SHAPE OF SPECULAR OBJECTS BY LOCAL PROJECTION OF CODED PATTERNS

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A method for determining multiple binary patterns for use in measuring shape of a specular object positioned within a bounding volume by illuminating the object with an illumination field generated by two or more spaced apart liquid crystal layers with largely overlapping fields of view, wherein each liquid crystal layer is controlled to display the multiple binary patterns, the method comprising:choosing multiple starting binary patterns for the liquid crystal layers for which patterns have not yet been determined;
deriving a multidimensional binary code vector in a multidimensional binary code vector space for each polarized light ray passing through the two or more liquid crystal layers and reaching the bounding volume using a logical XOR combination of values;
finding a multidimensional binary code vector for projection in the multidimensional binary code vector space;
determining a projection transformation along the multidimensional binary code vector for projection; and
applying the projection transformation to the multiple starting binary patterns to obtain multiple relatively more optimized binary patterns for the liquid crystal layers.

US Pat. No. 10,168,124

TRAJECTORY PREDICTION SYSTEM

ASIA OPTICAL INTERNATIONA...

1. A trajectory prediction system for predicting a point of impact of an object shot from a ballistic device, the trajectory prediction system comprising:an objective lens;
an eyepiece lens;
an image sensor, optically coupled with the objective lens;
a processor; and
a display, electrically connected to the processor and the image sensor, wherein the image sensor, the processor and the display are disposed between the objective lens and the eyepiece lens, wherein when an external light reaches the image sensor through the objective lens, the image sensor transmits a first signal to the display, the display shows an image according to the first signal, wherein the processor calculates the trajectory of the object and transmits a second signal to the display, and the display simultaneously displays the image and displays a dot representing at least one predictive point of impact according to the first and second signals.

US Pat. No. 10,167,899

SINTERED BEARING, FLUID DYNAMIC BEARING DEVICE PROVIDED WITH SAME, AND SINTERED BEARING MANUFACTURING METHOD

NTN CORPORATION, Osaka (...

5. A sintered bearing manufacturing method, comprising:a compression molding step of subjecting metal powder to compression molding to form a compact integrally comprising: a cylindrical inner layer containing 30 wt % or more of copper and 30 wt % or more of iron; and an outer layer containing 50 wt % or more of iron, the outer layer having a compressive yield strength higher than a compressive yield strength of the cylindrical inner layer;
a sintering step of sintering the compact to form a sintered body; and
a sizing step of die-forming a radial dynamic pressure generating portion in an inner peripheral surface of the sintered body,
the sizing step comprising:
inserting a core rod, which has a forming pattern formed in an outer peripheral surface thereof, along an inner periphery of the sintered body;
die-forming the radial dynamic pressure generating portion by press-fitting the sintered body to an inner periphery of a die under a state in which the core rod remains inserted along the inner periphery of the sintered body, compressing the sintered body from an outer periphery thereof to press the inner peripheral surface of the sintered body onto the forming pattern of the core rod, and plastically deforming the inner peripheral surface of the sintered body;
separating the inner peripheral surface of the sintered body from the forming pattern of the core rod by taking out the sintered body from the inner periphery of the die under a state in which the core rod remains inserted along the inner periphery of the sintered body to increase the inner peripheral surface of the sintered body in diameter; and
separating the sintered body and the core rod from each other.

US Pat. No. 10,167,897

TAPERED ROLLER BEARING

JTEKT CORPORATION, Osaka...

1. A tapered roller bearing comprising:an inner ring having, on an outer peripheral side, a conical inner raceway surface with a diameter increasing from an axially first side toward an axially second side;
an outer ring having, on an inner peripheral side, a conical outer raceway surface with a diameter increasing from the axially first side toward the axially second side;
a plurality of tapered rollers provided in an annular space formed between the inner ring and the outer ring and rolling on the inner raceway surface and the outer raceway surface; and
an annular cage that holds the tapered rollers, wherein
the cage has a small annular portion positioned on the axially first side with respect to the tapered rollers, a large annular portion positioned on the axially second side with respect to the tapered rollers, and a plurality of cage bars that couples the small annular portion and the large annular portion together, and the cage is enabled to come into contact with an inner peripheral surface of the outer ring at least on the axially first side so that the contact allows the cage to be positioned in a radial direction,
each of the cage bars has pocket surfaces each of which faces an outer peripheral surface of the corresponding tapered roller, and each pocket surface has a flat surface shape that is straight in a direction from the inner ring toward the outer ring, that is enabled to come into line contact with the corresponding tapered roller, wherein the pocket surface, in a section that is orthogonal to a tapered roller center line, is parallel to a first virtual plane including the bearing center line and the tapered roller center line and that passes through the tapered roller center line, and
the pocket surface is enabled to come into line contact with the corresponding tapered roller at a position on a second virtual plane that is orthogonal to the first virtual plane radially outward of a pitch circle of the tapered rollers, the second virtual plane including the roller center line.

US Pat. No. 10,167,884

HOOK AND LOOP STRAP WITH A HIGH POWERED MAGNET

Magstrapz, Inc., Mokena,...

1. A magnetic strap for removeably attaching an object to a metal surface, comprising:a loop portion with a looped top surface and a first smooth bottom surface;
a hook portion with a hooked top surface and a second smooth bottom surface;
a connector;
at least one magnet;
a top rubber portion;
a bottom rubber portion, wherein the at least one magnet is located between the top rubber portion and the bottom rubber portion; and
an additional surface covering the at least one magnet, wherein the top rubber portion is attached to the additional surface, and wherein the bottom rubber portion is attached to the second smooth bottom surface of the hook portion, and wherein the additional surface comprises a looped bottom surface for engaging the hooked top surface.

US Pat. No. 10,167,883

APPARATUS FOR CREATING A SWIRLING FLOW OF FLUID

Luxnara Yaovaphankul, (T...

1. An apparatus for creating a swirling flow of fluid comprising:a transmission base with an internal cavity the transmission base including:
a side penetrable hole,
a hole side edge with a convex curve which is part of an inner surface of the transmission base to deflect a flow with Coanda Effect to create a laminar swirling flow in the internal cavity,
wherein a diameter of an upper open end of the transmission base is longer than a diameter of a lower open end of the transmission base to form a longitudinal surface of the transmission base which includes the convex curve and another surface of the longitudinal inner surface of the transmission base to be in a shape of a slope of a continuous line, with a continuous shortening of an inner circumference along the slope of a continuous line to speed up an acceleration of swirling flow along the internal cavity in a manner of a laminar swirling flow.

US Pat. No. 10,167,875

TURBOCHARGER COMPRESSOR AND METHOD

Caterpillar Inc., Deerfi...

1. A turbocharger for use with an internal combustion engine, comprising:a turbine housing surrounding a rotatable turbine wheel that is connected to a shaft;
a center housing that includes a bearing arrangement that rotatably supports the shaft, the shaft extending through the center housing;
a compressor housing surrounding an end of the shaft; and
a compressor wheel connected to the end of the shaft and being rotatably disposed within the compressor housing, the compressor wheel comprising:
a central hub having a centerline, a root portion and an end portion, the root portion being adjacent a connection between the compressor wheel and the end of the shaft;
a first plurality of blades formed around the central hub, each of the first plurality of blades extending from the root portion to a first area adjacent the end portion along the centerline;
a second plurality of blades formed around the central hub, each of the second plurality of blades disposed between adjacent blades from the first plurality of blades and extending from the root portion of the hub to a second area along the centerline that is shorter than the first area with respect to the centerline; and
a third plurality of blades formed around the central hub, each of the third plurality of blades disposed along the central hub between adjacent blades from the first plurality of blades and from the second plurality of blades, each of the third plurality of blades extending from the root portion of the hub to a third area along the centerline that is shorter than the second area with respect to the centerline;
wherein the compressor wheel includes a plurality of sets of blades, each set of blades including a blade from each of the first, second and third pluralities of blades arranged in order such that, at any radial location around the compressor wheel during operation, each blade from the first plurality of blades is immediately followed by a blade from the third plurality of blades, each blade from the third plurality of blades is immediately followed by a blade from the second plurality of blades, and each blade from the second plurality of blades is immediately followed by a blade from the first plurality of blades.

US Pat. No. 10,167,872

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A COMPRESSOR

General Electric Company,...

1. A compressor comprising:a first plurality of single-panel stator vanes arranged in a first stage and connected to a first rotating member, wherein the first plurality of stator vanes comprises inlet guide vanes located upstream of a first stage of rotating blades, and wherein each of the first plurality of stator vanes has a first position and a first length;
a first movement-inducing device engaged with the first rotating member for adjusting the first position of each of the first plurality of stator vanes;
a second plurality of stator vanes arranged in two or more successive stages downstream of the first stage, each respective stage of the second plurality of stator vanes being connected to a respective rotating member and having a respective position, one of the two or more successive stages in the second plurality of stator vanes being adjacent the first plurality of stator vanes, the stator vanes in the one of the two or more successive stages having a second length less than the first length;
a bar connecting the respective rotating members of the two or more successive stages of stator vanes downstream of the first stage;
a second movement-inducing device engaged with the bar for adjusting, in unison, the relative positions of the second plurality of stator vanes in the two or more successive downstream stages;
a control system configured to receive a first input representing a speed of the compressor and a second input representing an operating mode of the compressor; to use the first input and the second input to separately generate a first position command for the second plurality of stator vanes and a second position command for the first plurality of stator vanes; to use the first position command to provide a first control signal to the second actuator to adjust, in unison, the relative positions of the second plurality of stator vanes; and to use the second position command in combination with the first control signal to provide a second control signal to the first actuator for adjusting the first position of the first plurality of stator vanes;
wherein the adjusting of the relative positions of the second plurality of stator vanes, as directed by the first control signal, is separate from and independent of the adjusting of the first position of the first plurality of stator vanes, as directed by the second control signal.

US Pat. No. 10,167,865

HYDRAULIC PUMPING SYSTEM WITH ENHANCED PISTON ROD SEALING

Weatherford Technology Ho...

11. A method of pumping well fluid from a subterranean well, the method comprising:preventing leakage of the well fluid from the well by disposing a seal assembly about a piston rod of a hydraulic actuator, the seal assembly including multiple seal cartridges, each of the seal cartridges including a dynamic seal that slidingly and sealingly engages the piston rod, and each of the seal cartridges further including a static seal that sealingly engages a housing of the seal assembly;
enabling fluid communication through a sidewall of the housing to an interior of the housing between an adjacent pair of the static seals; and
reciprocably displacing the piston rod in response to pressure variations in the hydraulic actuator.

US Pat. No. 10,167,851

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MONITORING AND CONTROLLING WIND TURBINES WITHIN A WIND FARM

General Electric Company,...

1. A system for monitoring and controlling the operation of wind turbines located within a wind farm, the system comprising:a first wind turbine located within the wind farm, the first wind turbine including a first turbine controller configured to monitor one or more operating parameters associated with the first wind turbine and provide a first control interface for controlling the operation of the first wind turbine, the first turbine controller including a processor and associated memory, the memory storing instructions that, when implemented by the processor, configure the first turbine controller to execute a first local supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) module; and
a second wind turbine located within the wind farm, the second wind turbine including a second turbine controller configured to monitor one or more operating parameters associated with the second wind turbine and provide a second control interface for controlling the operation of the second wind turbine, the second turbine controller including a processor and associated memory, the memory storing instructions that, when implemented by the processor, configure the second turbine controller to execute a second local SCADA module;
wherein:
the first turbine controller is configured to execute the first local SCADA module to access the second control interface and generate control commands for controlling the operation of the second wind turbine; and
the second turbine controller is configured to independently execute the second local SCADA module to access the first control interface and generate control commands for controlling the operation of the first wind turbine.

US Pat. No. 10,167,846

EDUCTION INDUSTRIAL POWER SYSTEM

US Wind Technology LLC, ...

1. A power plant, comprisinga power plant house defined by an upper bearing house, an eductor house below the upper bearing house and a lower bearing house below the eductor house;
a multi-floor eductor integrated with said power plant house, and extending from and beyond said power plant house, the multi-floor eductor including a wide wind intake distal from said power plant house, said wide wind intake being at least two times the width of said power plant house, and a narrower wind outlet disposed through a face of said power plant house distal from said wide wind intake, a constricted neck portion contained in said eductor house, each space between two adjacent floors of said multi-floor eductor and between two vertical side walls fixed to each floor for the length of the floor defining a wind channel, said floors outside said power plant house being parallel to one another;
a plurality of rotor-blade assemblies supported in said constricted neck portion of said multi-floor eductor between said wind intake and said wind outlet on the same, single, vertical-axis main rotor shaft, with each rotor-blade assembly of said plurality separated vertically from at least one other rotor-blade assembly by a floor of said multi-floor eductor; and
a generator vertically aligned with and directly connected to the vertical-axis main rotor shaft for generating power when said single main rotor shaft rotates.

US Pat. No. 10,167,844

LINEAR PELTON TURBINE

Natel Energy, Inc., Alam...

1. A linear turbine, comprising:a first shaft extending along a first axis;
a second shaft extending along a second axis, the second axis being separated from and substantially parallel to the first axis;
a first plurality of buckets to travel a first continuous path around the first shaft and the second shaft along a first plane, the first path including a first substantially linear path segment between the first axis and the second axis;
a nozzle inward from the first plane towards a centerline of the turbine, the nozzle configured to direct a first fluid jet outwards from the centerline of the turbine to contact the first plurality of buckets in the first linear path segment;
a second plurality of buckets to travel a second continuous path around the first shaft and the second shaft along a second plane, the second plane being substantially parallel to the first plane, the second path including a second substantially linear path segment between the first axis and the second axis,
wherein the nozzle is configured to direct a second fluid jet to contact the second plurality of buckets in the second linear path segment.

US Pat. No. 10,167,841

INTERNAL-COMBUSTION-ENGINE COMBUSTION STATE DETECTING APPARATUS

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. An internal-combustion-engine combustion state detecting apparatus comprising:a circulation unit;
a circulation current control unit;
an ignition winding including a primary winding and a secondary winding magnetically coupled with the primary winding;
a power source apparatus that supplies the primary winding with an electric current;
a switch that is disposed between the primary winding and the power source apparatus and controls energization and de-energization of the electric current; and
an ion current detection apparatus that detects an ion current in a combustion chamber of an internal combustion engine, the ion current being generated by igniting, by a spark discharge produced by an ignition plug provided in the internal combustion engine, an inflammable fuel-air mixture provided in the combustion chamber;
wherein the ignition winding is configured so that when the switch is in a conduction state, the power source apparatus supplies the primary winding with an electric current that is accumulated in the primary winding as energy for producing the spark discharge, and so that when the switch is turned off while the power source apparatus is supplying the primary winding with the electric current, the electric current flowing in the primary winding is interrupted, generating a voltage in the secondary winding that causes the spark discharge in the ignition plug,
wherein based on the ion current detected by the ion current detection apparatus, a combustion state of the inflammable fuel-air mixture is detected, and
wherein the circulation unit is configured so that while the spark discharge is produced in the ignition plug, the primary winding is short-circuited and a circulation path including the primary winding is formed and the circulation current control unit is configured to control a circulation current flowing in the circulation path by adjusting the resistance component of the circulation path.

US Pat. No. 10,167,840

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING IGNITION TIMING OF ENGINE

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. An apparatus for controlling an ignition timing of an engine, the apparatus comprising:a storage configured for storing a map table in which correction torques are recorded;
a receiver configured for receiving first atmospheric information corresponding to a current position of a vehicle;
a detector configured for measuring second atmospheric information corresponding to the current position of the vehicle; and
a controller configured for detecting a corresponding correction torque from the map table on a basis of the first atmospheric information and the second atmospheric information, correcting a required torque using the detected correction torque, and controlling the ignition timing of the engine on a basis of the corrected required torque.

US Pat. No. 10,167,839

IGNITION CONTROL DEVICE AND IGNITION CONTROL METHOD FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. An ignition control device for an internal combustion engine comprising:a spark plug that includes a first electrode and a second electrode disposed so as to oppose each other via a gap, and generates a spark discharge in the gap in order to ignite a combustible air-fuel mixture existing in a combustion chamber of the internal combustion engine;
an ignition coil that includes a plurality of sets of a primary coil and a secondary coil, generates a high voltage in the secondary coil by energizing or interrupting a primary current supplied to the primary coil, and applies the generated high voltage to the first electrode; and
a control unit that, in a case where a plurality of the primary coils are driven during a single ignition process, temporarily stops energization of a primary current supplied to a second primary coil when a primary current supplied to a first primary coil is interrupted, and re-energizes the primary current supplied to the second primary coil following the elapse of an energization stoppage period.

US Pat. No. 10,167,833

ROLLER LIFTER AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

OTICS CORPORATION, Nishi...

1. A method of manufacturing a roller lifter that comprises:a lifter body having a cylindrical peripheral wall, the peripheral wall having an outer periphery formed with a sliding surface configured to be slid on an inner wall of a cylinder, and
a roller rotatably mounted on the lifter body via a shaft member and configured to be brought into contact with a cam,
wherein the lifter body has a rotation stopper formed in a part of the peripheral wall so as to protrude outward, together with a through hole, and an opening formed in another part of the peripheral wall, said another part is radially opposed to the rotation stopper, the opening being open so that the rotation stopper oppositely faces the opening; and
wherein an upper end of the through hole and an upper end of the opening are arranged radially coaxially with each other at a same level;
wherein a receiving mold having a window is inserted inside the peripheral wall and set so as to abut against an inner periphery of the peripheral wall, and subsequently, an opening forming punch member which is radially movable is moved through the peripheral wall to be inserted into the window of the receiving mold, whereby the opening is formed, and
wherein in forming the rotation stopper and the through hole, a rotation stopper forming punch member which is radially movable is moved inside the peripheral wall through the opening thereby to press a part of the peripheral wall outward.

US Pat. No. 10,167,831

ACCUMULATOR CENTERING MECHANISM

Caterpillar Inc., Deerfi...

1. An accumulator body for an accumulator assembly in an engine assembly of a machine, where the engine assembly further includes a fuel injector having a high pressure fluid inlet port, and a cylinder head having a fuel injector bore surface defining a fuel injector bore in which the fuel injector is disposed, and an accumulator bore surface defining an accumulator bore having an accumulator bore inner diameter and an accumulator bore longitudinal axis and intersecting the fuel injector bore at a bore intersection area at which the high pressure fluid inlet port is aligned, the accumulator body comprising:an injector interface end dimensioned to be received by the high pressure fluid inlet port of the fuel injector;
an accumulator body outer surface having a shape that is complimentary to the accumulator bore surface, an accumulator body longitudinal axis and an accumulator body outer diameter that is less than the accumulator bore inner diameter so that the accumulator bore surface and the accumulator body outer surface define an annular gap there between when the accumulator body is disposed within the accumulator bore and the accumulator body longitudinal axis is aligned coincident with the accumulator bore longitudinal axis;
an alignment groove surface defining an alignment groove in the accumulator body outer surface having an alignment groove depth that is radially inward from the accumulator body outer surface and an alignment groove longitudinal width; and
a first fluid flow channel surface defining a first fluid flow channel in the accumulator body that is disposed at the alignment groove, the first fluid flow channel having a fluid flow channel depth that is radially inward from the accumulator body outer surface and is greater than the alignment groove depth, and a fluid flow channel longitudinal length that is at least equal to the alignment groove longitudinal width, wherein, when an annular seal member is disposed on the accumulator body and within the alignment groove and the accumulator body is disposed within the accumulator bore, a seal outer edge surface engages the accumulator bore surface to align the accumulator body within the accumulator bore, a seal inner edge surface engages the alignment groove surface at locations other than the at the first fluid flow channel to prevent fluid flow between the seal inner edge surface and the alignment groove surface, and the seal inner edge surface does not engage the first fluid flow channel surface to allow fluid in the annular gap to flow past the seal member between the seal inner edge surface and the first fluid flow channel surface.

US Pat. No. 10,167,829

FUEL HEATING DEVICE FOR VEHICLE AND METHOD THEREOF

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A fuel heating device for a vehicle, comprising:a start sensor detecting a starting of the vehicle;
a controller area network (CAN) communication device performing communication of various signals with an engine control device;
a resistance sensor measuring a resistance of a heater provided inside an injector; and
a controller controlling the resistance sensor to measure the resistance of the heater when the starting of the vehicle is detected when a failure of the communication occurs in the CAN communication device, converting the measured resistance of the heater into a temperature of a fuel, and operating the heater to heat the fuel to a reference temperature when the converted temperature is lower than or equal to a threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,167,828

INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

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

1. An internal combustion engine for a vehicle, comprising:an engine main body having an intake side disposed on a front side of the vehicle;
an intake manifold including a plurality of branch pipes extending from first ends attached to the intake side of the engine main body to second ends in a forward and upward direction along an arcuate path, an intake chamber member connected to the second ends of the branch pipes and elongated in a lateral direction of the vehicle and a trunk pipe extending from the intake chamber member in the lateral direction;
a fuel delivery pipe disposed between the intake side of the engine main body and the branch pipes and extending in the lateral direction;
a first support member connected to one end portion of the intake chamber member with respect to the lateral direction and the engine main body; and
a second support member connected to another end portion of the intake chamber member remote from the one end portion with respect to the lateral direction and the engine main body.

US Pat. No. 10,167,827

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR USING A SINGLE INTAKE MANIFOLD ON DIFFERENT SIZES OF V-STYLE MOTORCYCLE ENGINE CYLINDERS

MIDWEST MOTORCYCLE SUPPLY...

1. A method comprising:manufacturing a first cylinder of a first length, the first cylinder having a cylinder bore centerline;
manufacturing a first cylinder head that is adapted and configured to mount to the first cylinder, the first cylinder head having a intake manifold port, the intake manifold port being manufactured and designed to be a first offset distance from the cylinder bore centerline of the first cylinder when the first cylinder head is mounted thereto;
manufacturing a second cylinder of a second length, the second length being designed to be larger than the first length, the second cylinder having a cylinder bore centerline;
manufacturing a second cylinder head that is adapted and configured to mount to the second cylinder, the second cylinder head having a intake manifold port, the intake manifold port of the second cylinder head being manufactured and designed to be a second offset distance from the cylinder bore centerline of the second cylinder when the second cylinder head is mounted thereto, the second offset distance being designed to be greater than the first offset distance and yet such that a common size intake manifold can be used with either of the first or second cylinders.

US Pat. No. 10,167,823

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR INDICATING CANISTER PURGE VALVE DEGRADATION

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A method comprising:monitoring a fuel vapor loading state of an adsorbent material positioned in an engine air intake while fuel is being added to a fuel tank that supplies fuel to a vehicle engine; and
responsive to an indication that an increase in the fuel vapor loading state is greater than a first predetermined threshold but less than a second predetermined threshold:
indicating a canister purge valve configured to seal the fuel tank from an intake manifold is degraded, and not actively purging the adsorbent material; and
responsive to an indication that an increase in the fuel vapor loading state is greater than the first predetermined threshold and greater than the second predetermined threshold:
indicating the canister purge valve configured to seal the fuel tank from the intake manifold is degraded, and actively purging the adsorbent material.

US Pat. No. 10,167,822

DUAL FUEL REFUELING

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A system for supplying a liquid fuel and a gaseous fuel to an internal combustion engine, the system comprising:one or more cylinders each associated with one or more fuel injectors;
a fuel tank storing both the liquid fuel and the gaseous fuel, the fuel tank fluidly coupled to the one or more fuel injectors; and
a controller including instructions executable to:
allow the liquid fuel to be supplied to the fuel tank only if a pressure in the fuel tank is less than a threshold pressure; and
disallow the liquid fuel to be supplied to the fuel tank if the pressure in the fuel tank is greater than the threshold pressure.

US Pat. No. 10,167,821

ENGINE SYSTEM HAVING EXHAUST GAS RECIRCULATION APPARATUS AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE ENGINE SYSTEM HAVING EXHAUST GAS RECIRCULATION APPARATUS

HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, S...

1. An engine system having an exhaust gas recirculation apparatus, the engine system comprising:an engine including a plurality of combustion chambers that generates a driving power by combusting fuel;
an intake line into which intake gas to be supplied into the combustion chamber flows;
an exhaust line through which exhaust gas discharged from the combustion chamber flows;
a turbocharger including a turbine provided in the exhaust line and rotated by exhaust gas discharged from the combustion chamber, and a compressor provided in the intake line and rotated in conjunction with the rotation of the turbine and compressing outside air;
an EGR apparatus including an EGR line that branches off from the exhaust line at a rear end of the turbocharger and merges into the intake line, and an EGR cooler disposed in the EGR line for cooling exhaust gas flowing through the EGR line;
a waste gate valve installed in an exhaust bypass line, which branches off from a front end of the turbine and merges into a rear end of the turbine, and adjusts an amount of exhaust gas flowing into the turbine;
a recirculation valve installed in an intake bypass line, which branches off the intake line at a front end of the engine and merges into the intake line at a front end of the compressor, and supplies a part of the intake gas, which is compressed by the turbocharger, into the intake line at the front end of the compressor, and
a controller which controls operations of the turbocharger, the waste gate valve, the EGR valve and the recirculation valve,
wherein the controller adjusts an opening degree of the waste gate valve, the recirculation valve and the EGR valve based on an operation region in which the turbocharger operates,
wherein in the operation region in which the turbocharger does not operate, the controller does not fully open the waste gate valve but opens the waste gate valve to the extent that no boost pressure is generated by the turbocharger such that an opening degree of the waste gate valve is equal to or higher than a preset value, and the controller adjusts an EGR ratio of intake gas, which is supplied into the combustion chamber through the intake line, by adjusting opening degrees of the EGR valve and the recirculation valve, and
wherein in the operation region in which the turbocharger operates, the controller controls an opening degree of the waste gate valve based on a desired boost pressure, controls the recirculation valve to be closed and adjusts an EGR ratio by adjusting an opening degree of the EGR valve.

US Pat. No. 10,167,820

FUEL TANK SYSTEM

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A fuel tank system, comprising:a fuel tank that internally stores fuel;
a canister in which vaporized fuel generated in the fuel tank is adsorbed and desorbed by an adsorbent, and that is open to the atmosphere by an atmosphere communication pipe;
a purging pipe that places an engine in communication with the canister;
a vent pipe that places the fuel tank in communication with the canister;
a negative pressure pump that is provided at the atmosphere communication pipe, and that causes negative pressure to act on the fuel tank from the canister;
a negative pressure open/close valve that is provided at the vent pipe, that maintains an open state at a pressure difference between a negative pump pressure acting from the negative pressure pump and a tank internal pressure acting from the fuel tank, and that closes at a pressure difference between a negative purging pressure acting from the engine and the tank internal pressure acting from the fuel tank, the negative pressure open/close valve switching between the open state and the closed state by virtue of a valve body of the negative pressure open/close valve being acted on by a pressure difference between pressure acting on a canister side of the vent pipe and pressure acting on a fuel tank side of the vent pipe;
a tank internal pressure sensor that detects the tank internal pressure of the fuel tank; and
a control device that controls driving of the negative pressure pump, and that uses changes in the tank internal pressure detected by the tank internal pressure sensor to detect perforations in a section spanning from the negative pressure pump, through the canister and the vent pipe, up to the fuel tank,
wherein the negative pressure open/close valve comprises:
the valve body, the valve body moving between a closed position preventing movement of gas in the vent pipe and an open position enabling movement of gas in the vent pipe; and
a valve body biasing spring causing a biasing force in a direction of movement of the valve body toward the open position to act on the valve body,
wherein the biasing force of the valve body biasing spring is set so as to maintain the valve body in the open position at the pressure difference between the negative purging pressure acting on the valve body from the negative pressure pump and the tank internal pressure acting on the valve body from the fuel tank, and to move the valve body to the closed position at the pressure difference between the negative purging pressure acting on the valve body from the engine and the tank internal pressure acting on the valve body from the fuel tank.

US Pat. No. 10,167,813

GAS TURBINE ENGINE WITH FAN VARIABLE AREA NOZZLE TO REDUCE FAN INSTABILITY

United Technologies Corpo...

1. A nacelle assembly for a high-bypass gas turbine engine comprising:a core nacelle defined about an engine centerline axis;
a fan nacelle mounted at least partially around said core nacelle to define a fan bypass flow path for a fan bypass airflow;
a fan variable area nozzle movable relative said fan nacelle to vary a fan nozzle exit area, wherein the fan variable area nozzle includes a first section and a second section movable axially relative to the first section and an auxiliary port between the first section and the second section for changing the effective area of the fan nozzle, wherein the auxiliary port provides an opening through the fan nacelle forward of the fan nozzle exit area; and
a controller operable to control said fan variable area nozzle to vary the fan nozzle exit area and adjust a fan pressure ratio of the fan bypass airflow to reduce a fan instability during engine operation.

US Pat. No. 10,167,812

RADIATION THERMAL ABSORBER BASED ON CHARACTERISTIC ABSORPTION SPECTRUM, AND STIRLING ENGINE AND OPERATION METHOD THEREOF

Zhejiang University, Han...

1. A radiation thermal absorber based on characteristic absorption spectrum, comprising:a heater base,
a radiation energy conversion device positioned on an upper end of the heater base and of an expansion chamber of a Stirling engine,
heating tubes,
a combustion chamber located around the heating tubes and providing heat needed by the heating tubes, and
valves connected to the heating tubes and to the heater base, wherein the heater base has a first pore structure, a second pore structure, and a third pore structure, the second pore structure is positioned on a connection place between the heater base and the expansion chamber, the first pore structure is positioned on a connection place between the heater base and a regenerator, and the third pore structure is positioned on a connection place between the expansion chamber and the regenerator and is close to an upper surface of the heater base,
wherein the radiation energy conversion device is made from semiconductor or metal, and includes a radiation receiver, an intermediate layer and a radiation emitter, the radiation receiver absorbs concentrated solar radiation and converts the concentrated solar radiation into thermal energy, the intermediate layer transports the thermal energy to the radiation emitter, and the radiation emitter emits radiant energy distributed in a vicinity of a characteristic absorption peak of a working gas to heat the working gas in the expansion chamber directly; and wherein the radiant energy distributed in the vicinity of the characteristic absorption peak of the working gas has a same center wavelength of radiation spectrum with the characteristic absorption peak of the working gas, and has a narrower spectral line width than that of the characteristic absorption peak of the working gas.

US Pat. No. 10,167,810

ENGINE ASSEMBLY

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A cylinder head, comprising:a portion of a first combustion chamber; and
a lower coolant jacket portion adjacent to the portion of the first combustion chamber, the lower coolant jacket portion including a first coolant passage, a second coolant passage and a recess between the first coolant passage and the second coolant passage;
wherein the first coolant passage, the second coolant passage, and the recess lay along a lateral axis, at least a portion of the first coolant passage separated from the second coolant passage via first and second walls; and
wherein the recess is between the first coolant passage and the second coolant passage along the lateral axis and is formed by the first and second walls.

US Pat. No. 10,167,808

CORRECTION OF AN INJECTED QUANTITY OF FUEL

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A method for controlling an internal combustion engine of a motor vehicle having an induction system, an exhaust system, and an exhaust gas recirculation system, wherein, via the exhaust gas recirculation system, a part of an exhaust gas mass flow that is produced by the internal combustion engine is branched off from the exhaust system, is recirculated into an induction plenum chamber of the induction system, and is introduced from there into the internal combustion engine, the method comprising:providing a target ratio between a component of a combusted mass of gas in the induction system (fman) and a concentration of oxides of nitrogen molecules (CNOx);
calculating a target value of a CNOx working point based on a fman actual value and a corresponding quantity of fuel injected;
providing an actual value of CNOx;
performing a comparison between the provided actual value and the target value of CNOx; and
correcting an existing deviation of the actual value of CNOx by adjusting to the corresponding target value by increasing or reducing the quantity of fuel injected.

US Pat. No. 10,167,805

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR TRANSMITTING A SENSOR SIGNAL

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A method of transmitting a sensor signal, comprising:sensing, using a sensor element, a combustion-chamber pressure in at least one cylinder of an internal combustion engine;
generating, by the sensor element, an analog electrical sensor signal, the sensor signal corresponding to the sensed pressure and being transmitted to a control unit for controlling the internal combustion engine;
converting the analog electrical sensor signal into a converted signal with a system for signal conversion;
transmitting the converted signal to the control unit; and
controlling the internal combustion engine using the converted signal;
wherein the converted signal is generated based on the sensor signal, which is temporally shifted in such a way that in at least one time range, allocated to a low-pressure loop, the signal is replaced with a signal that is allocated to a time range of a preceding high-pressure loop.

US Pat. No. 10,167,800

HARDWARE NODE HAVING A MATRIX VECTOR UNIT WITH BLOCK-FLOATING POINT PROCESSING

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A system comprising:an input message processor configured to process incoming messages, wherein the input message processor is further configured to split the incoming messages into a first set of messages and a second set of messages;
a scalar processor configured to process the first set of messages; and
a neural function unit configured to process instructions placed in a plurality of queues by the scalar processor on input data received at least via the second set of messages, the neural function unit comprising:
a pipeline configured to process instructions, the pipeline including a matrix vector unit, a first multifunction unit, wherein the first multifunction unit is connected to receive an input from the matrix vector unit, a second multifunction unit, wherein the second multifunction unit is connected to receive an output from the first multifunction unit, and a third multifunction unit, wherein the third multifunction unit is connected to receive an output from the second multifunction unit, and wherein the matrix vector unit is further configured to:
receive training vector data corresponding to at least one layer of a neural network model for processing using the matrix vector unit, wherein each of the training vector data has a value represented in a format comprising at least one exponent, and
first process a first subset of the training vector data to determine a first shared exponent for representing values in the first subset of the training vector data in a block-floating point format and second process a second subset of the training vector data to determine a second shared exponent for representing values in the second subset of the training vector data in a block-floating point format, wherein the processor is further configured to determine the first shared exponent and the second shared exponent in a manner that no vector data from the second subset of the training vector data influences a determination of the first shared exponent and no vector data from the first subset of the training vector data influences a determination of the second shared exponent.

US Pat. No. 10,167,794

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE AND/OR AN EXHAUST AFTER TREATMENT DEVICE OF A VEHICLE, VEHICLE WITH SUCH A SYSTEM, AS WELL AS COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT FOR CARRYING OUT SUCH A METHOD AND CONTROL UNIT WITH SUCH A COMPUTER PRO

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A method for controlling at least one of an internal combustion engine and an exhaust gas aftertreatment device of a vehicle comprising:assigning at least one countermeasure to each of a plurality of exhaust gas components emitted by the internal combustion engine, each countermeasure controlling at least one of the internal combustion engine and the exhaust gas aftertreatment device;
determining a driving state of the vehicle using at least one driving state detector;
generating driving state signals based on the determined driving state;
determining an emission value of each of a plurality of exhaust gas components emitted by the internal combustion engine based on the driving state signals and a computer model stored in a control unit;
comparing each of the determined emission values to a predefined emission limit for the corresponding one of the plurality of exhaust gas components with the control unit; and
activating, by the control unit, at least one countermeasure assigned to a respective exhaust gas component when the determined emission values exceed the predefined emission limits for the respective exhaust gas component such that the determined emission values are reduced until they lie below the predefined emission limits, wherein when more than one of the plurality of exhaust gas components exceed their respective predefined emission limits, the control unit is further configured to stagger the countermeasures by starting a next countermeasure when a previous countermeasure is fully exhausted.

US Pat. No. 10,167,793

EXHAUST-GAS-TURBOCHARGED INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE WITH PARTIAL DEACTIVATION AND METHOD FOR OPERATING AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

Ford Global Technologies,...

16. A cylinder deactivation method for an engine having a first cylinder group and a second cylinder group, comprising:receiving input from one or more sensors to a controller;
deactivating one or more cylinders of the second cylinder group via the controller while operating the engine in a first speed-load region, and adjusting exhaust valve timing of one or more valves at outlets of one or more cylinders of the first cylinder group responsive to the one or more cylinders of the second cylinder group being deactivated; and
adjusting the valve timing of the one or more valves at the outlets of the one or more cylinders of the first cylinder group via the controller while operating the engine in a second speed-load region, and deactivating the one or more cylinders of the second cylinder group responsive to the valve timing of the one or more valves at the outlets of the one or more cylinders of the first cylinder group being adjusted.

US Pat. No. 10,167,792

ENGINE SYSTEM AND CONTROL METHOD OF USING THE ENGINE SYSTEM

HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, S...

1. An engine system, comprising:an intake line through which fresh air to be supplied into a combustion chamber of an engine flows;
an exhaust line through which exhaust gas discharged from the combustion chamber flows;
an exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system which recirculates a part of exhaust gas discharged from the combustion chamber to the combustion chamber;
a turbocharger including a turbine provided in the exhaust line and rotated by exhaust gas discharged from the combustion chamber, and a compressor provided in the intake line and rotated in conjunction with the rotation of the turbine, wherein the compressor compresses outside air;
an intake bypass line which branches off from the intake line at a rear end of the compressor and merges into the intake line at a front end of the compressor;
a recirculation valve installed at a point at which the intake bypass line and the intake line merge together; and
a controller which controls operations of opening and closing the recirculation valve so that a portion of the intake gas compressed by the compressor is supplied into the intake line at the front end of the compressor through the intake bypass line, or the intake gas is supplied into the combustion chamber through the intake bypass line,
wherein the controller controls and opens the recirculation valve at a time of tip-out, such that the portion of the intake gas compressed by the compressor is supplied into the intake line at the front end of the compressor, and
wherein when the engine is turned back on after turning off the engine during supply of the recirculation gas into the combustion chamber through the EGR system, the controller controls and opens the recirculation valve to supply the intake gas into the combustion chamber through a first intake path, which comprises an air filter, the compressor, the intercooler, and a throttle valve, through the intake line, and a second intake path, which comprises the air filter, the recirculation valve, the intercooler, and the throttle valve, through the intake line and the intake bypass line.

US Pat. No. 10,167,791

CONTROL APPARATUS FOR NATURALLY ASPIRATED GASOLINE ENGINE

Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki ...

1. A control apparatus for a naturally aspirated gasoline engine comprising:a three-way catalyst that is arranged in an exhaust passage of said gasoline engine;
a first throttle valve that is arranged in an intake passage of said gasoline engine;
a second throttle valve that is arranged in said intake passage at the downstream side of said first throttle valve;
an EGR device including an EGR passage that recirculates an EGR gas, which is a part of an exhaust gas discharged from said gasoline engine, to said intake passage between said first throttle valve and said second throttle valve, and an EGR valve that is arranged in said EGR passage; and
a controller comprising at least one processor configured to carry out fuel cut processing, which is processing to stop ignition by a spark plug and fuel injection by a fuel injection valve during operation of said gasoline engine,
wherein in cases where said controller carries out said fuel cut processing and where a temperature of said three-way catalyst is equal to or higher than a predetermined temperature, said controller introduces said EGR gas into a cylinder of said gasoline engine as intake air by fully closing said first throttle valve and by opening said EGR valve, and further controls an amount of said EGR gas by adjusting a degree of opening of said second throttle valve.

US Pat. No. 10,167,787

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PREVENTING SPARK PLUG FOULING IN A VARIABLE DISPLACEMENT ENGINE

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A method, comprising:reducing fouling of a spark plug in a cylinder of an engine configured to propel a vehicle by providing a spark to the cylinder after the cylinder has been deactivated, where the spark is provided when a piston coupled to the cylinder is within a threshold of bottom dead center.

US Pat. No. 10,167,783

LOW PRESSURE COMPRESSOR VARIABLE VANE CONTROL FOR TWO-SPOOL TURBOFAN OR TURBOPROP ENGINE

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPO...

1. A system for controlling a low pressure compressor of a gas turbine engine having at least two spools, comprising:at least one stator vane rotatably coupled to a stationary case and directed inwardly along a radius of the stationary case;
an actuator coupled to the at least one stator vane for imparting rotation to the at least one stator vane about said radius, the actuator linked to a controller;
the controller including a memory stored with a plurality of low pressure compressor corrected airflow values, a plurality of low pressure compressor pressure ratio values, and a plurality of engine operability limit values, each engine operability limit value being associated with a combination of a particular low pressure compressor corrected airflow value and a particular low pressure compressor pressure ratio value, the controller configured to:
receive data concerning a current low pressure compressor air flow and a current low pressure compressor pressure ratio and calculate the low pressure compressor's current operating state;
determine an optimum performance target for the low pressure compressor;
determine whether the low pressure compressor's current operating state is within a tolerance of the optimum performance target and send a signal to the actuator to rotate the at least one stator vane until the current operating state is within the tolerance of the optimum performance target; and
determine whether the low pressure compressor's current operating state is at or below one of the plurality of engine operability limit values stored in memory and send a signal to the actuator the act least one stator vane until the current operating state is at or below the one of the plurality of engine operability limit values stored in memory, while the current operating state is within the tolerance of the optimum performance target.

US Pat. No. 10,167,782

COOLING AIR LINE FOR REMOVING COOLING AIR FROM A MANHOLE OF A GAS TURBINE

Siemens Aktiengesellschaf...

1. A gas turbine comprising:a compressor,
a turbine unit,
at least one combustion chamber, and a cooling air system, which cooling air system comprises at least one cooling air line comprising a compressor-side inlet for drawing cooling air from the compressor and a turbine-side outlet for conveying the cooling air into the turbine unit,
wherein the at least one cooling air line is fluidically connected, at the compressor-side inlet, to a casing opening of the gas turbine which adjoins a cavity of the gas turbine which, in operation, conveys compressor air,
wherein the casing opening is designed as a manhole that permits manhole-type access,
wherein the at least one cooling air line further comprises a pipe and an adapter part, the adapter part comprising a first opening secured to the casing opening, a second opening opposite the first opening, and a removable manhole cover over the second opening, wherein the adapter part acts as a manhole extension over the casing opening, and wherein the adapter part further comprises a first lateral opening between the first opening and the second opening to which the pipe is connected, and
wherein the adapter part is configured to permit the manhole-type access to the compressor via the second opening when the removable manhole cover is removed with the pipe still connected to the first lateral opening.

US Pat. No. 10,167,780

TUNABLE RESONATOR

1. A tunable resonator for damping at least one selected frequency of pressure fluctuations or acoustic waves within a fluid system of a gas turbine engine, the tunable resonator comprising:an outer casing enclosing a chamber defining a total inner volume, the outer casino having an inlet therein configured to provide fluid flow communication between the chamber and the fluid system, the outer casing defining an axial direction and a radial direction; and
at least two inflatable sub-members disposed within the outer casing adjacent at least one inner wall of the outer casing, the at least two inflatable sub-members each respectively having a skin defining a respective sub-chamber within the chamber, each skin configured to prevent fluid flow between the respective sub-chamber and the chamber, each skin being deformable between a deflated position and one or more inflated positions to change a respective volume of the respective sub-chamber, the at least two inflatable sub-members each covering a respective portion of the at least one inner wall of the outer casing, each inflatable sub-member being configured to extend, in the one or more inflated positions, radially relative to the radial direction of the outer casing and axially relative to the axial direction of the outer casing, the at least two inflatable sub-members each being configured to change the respective volume of the respective sub-chamber by expansion or retraction in the radial direction and the axial direction;
wherein the at least two inflatable sub-members are positioned with respect to each other to define a hollow cylinder within the outer casing, wherein a resonating volume is defined along a central axis of the hollow cylinder between the at least two inflatable sub-members, and
wherein the resonating volume of the tunable resonator corresponds to a difference between the total inner volume of the chamber and a combined volume of the respective sub-chambers.

US Pat. No. 10,167,779

MID-TURBINE FRAME HEAT SHIELD

United Technologies Corpo...

1. A turbine engine comprising:a compressor section;
a combustor in fluid communication with the compressor section;
a turbine section in fluid communication with the combustor;
a frame connecting a first portion of said turbine engine a second portion of the turbine engine, wherein said frame includes a heat shield, and wherein said heat shield is a single unit comprising:
a conical body;
at least one axial retention feature operable to prevent said heat shield from shifting axially within the turbine engine;
at least one circumferential retention feature operable to prevent the heat shield from rotating about an axis defined by the turbine engine; and
at least one radial retention feature operable to dampen vibrational movement of the heat shield by positioning the heat shield radially.

US Pat. No. 10,167,778

BLEED VALVE MODULE WITH POSITION FEEDBACK AND COOLING SHROUD

Hamilton Sundstrand Corpo...

1. A method for enhancing the reliability of a bleed valve control system, the method comprising:attaching a bleed valve module comprising a plurality of pneumatically actuated bleed valves to a support structure adjacent to a fan air plenum;
connecting a pneumatic valve controller comprising a plurality of valve position sensors to the bleed valves by pneumatic control lines;
cooling the pneumatic valve controller with fan air; and
stabilizing control of each of the bleed valves to reduce control oscillation, stabilizing comprising the steps of:
sensing the position of each of the bleed valves with the connected valve position sensor; and
directing the actuation of each of the bleed valves with the connected pneumatic valve controller in response to the bleed valve's position.

US Pat. No. 10,167,777

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING HYDROGEN

Chiyoda Corporation, Kan...

1. A system for producing hydrogen, comprising:a dehydrogenation reaction unit for producing hydrogen from an organic hydride by a dehydrogenation reaction in presence of a dehydrogenation catalyst;
a first power generation unit for generating electric power from energy of combustion gas produced by combustion of fuel;
a waste heat recovery unit for receiving heat from exhaust gas expelled from the first power generation unit;
a heat exchanger provided in the waste heat recovery unit for exchanging heat between the exhaust gas and a heat medium; and
a circulation line for introducing the heat medium heated in the heat exchanger to the dehydrogenation reaction unit in liquid form, and returning the heat medium expelled from the dehydrogenation reaction unit to the heat exchanger;
wherein the heat medium is introduced into the dehydrogenation reaction unit at an introduction temperature ranging between 352° C. and 392° C.,
the heat medium is expelled from the dehydrogenation reaction unit at an expulsion temperature ranging between 337° C. and 367° C., and
a difference between the introduction temperature and the expulsion temperature ranges between 10° C. and 50° C.

US Pat. No. 10,167,768

HEAT EXCHANGER WITH REPLACEMENT PIN

DENSO International Ameri...

5. A heat exchanger that is fixed to a frame of a vehicle through a bracket, the heat exchanger comprising:a tank that has a bottom wall and defines a pocket having an opening in a second direction;
a root extending from the bottom wall on a side of the bottom wall opposite to the pocket, the root having an edge at an end of the root opposite to the bottom wall;
a through hole defined by the root and the bottom wall, the through hole extending along a longitudinal axis of the root, through the bottom wall, and to the pocket in a first direction that is perpendicular to the second direction;
a bolt extending through the through hole defined by the root and the bottom wall along the longitudinal axis of the through hole and into the pocket; and
a nut seated inside the pocket through the opening and fastened to the bolt, the bolt is screwed into the nut from an insertion opening of the through hole that is exposed at the edge of the root.

US Pat. No. 10,167,762

MODEL PREDICTIVE CONTROL FOR MULTI-CAN SELECTIVE CATALYTIC REDUCTION SYSTEM

GM Global Technology Oper...

13. A model predictive control (MPC) system for regulating a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) system, the SCR system including a first SCR catalyst of a first size, a second SCR catalyst of a second size, less than the first size, a storage tank storing a reductant, a conduit fluidly connecting the storage tank to the first and second SCR catalysts, and a dosing injector operable to inject the reductant into the conduit, the MPC system comprising:a conduit NOx sensor configured to fluidly connect to the conduit and detect a current nitrogen oxide (NOx) input received by the conduit;
an SCR NOx sensor configured to fluidly connect to the SCR system and detect first and second current NOx outputs of the first and second SCR catalysts, respectively;
an SCR ammonia (NH3) sensor configured to fluidly connect to the SCR system and detect first and second current NH3 slip volumes of the first and second SCR catalysts, respectively; and
an electronic control unit communicatively connected to the conduit NOx sensor, the SCR NOx sensor, and SCR NH3 sensor, the electronic control unit being configured to:
determine a first maximum NH3 storage capacity of the first SCR catalyst and a second maximum NH3 storage capacity, less than the first maximum NH3 storage capacity, of the second SCR catalyst;
determine a first desired can conversion efficiency for the first SCR catalyst and a second desired can conversion efficiency, distinct from the first desired can conversion efficiency, for the second SCR catalyst;
calculate, based on the first and second desired can conversion efficiencies, a first desired can NOx output for the first SCR catalyst and a second desired can NOx output, less than the first desired can NOx output, for the second SCR catalyst;
calculate, based on the current NOx input, the first and second current NOx outputs, the first and second desired can NOx outputs, the first and second current NH3 slip volumes, and the first and second maximum NH3 storage capacities, a first current can conversion efficiency for the first SCR catalyst and a second current can conversion efficiency, distinct from the first current can conversion efficiency, for the second SCR catalyst;
calculate a modified reductant injection parameter based on the first and second current can conversion efficiencies; and
transmit a command signal to the dosing injector to inject the reductant into the conduit based on the modified reductant injection parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,167,760

CONTROL SYSTEM OF INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A control system of an internal combustion engine, the internal combustion engine comprising an exhaust purification catalyst which is arranged in an exhaust passage of the internal combustion engine and which can store oxygen, and the internal combustion engine including a temperature sensor for detecting a temperature of the exhaust purification catalyst, the control system comprising:an electronic control unit (ECU) including a processor for executing programs stored in memory, and an at least one input/output port in communication with the temperature sensor, the ECU configured to:
perform feedback control so that an air-fuel ratio of exhaust gas flowing into said exhaust purification catalyst becomes a target air-fuel ratio, and
perform target air-fuel ratio setting control which alternately sets said target air-fuel ratio to a rich set air-fuel ratio richer than a stoichiometric air-fuel ratio and a lean set air-fuel ratio leaner than the stoichiometric air-fuel ratio,
wherein when the temperature of said exhaust purification catalyst which has been detected by said temperature sensor is less than or equal to a predetermined upper limit temperature, the values of the rich set air-fuel ratio and the lean set air-fuel ratio are changed so that a variation difference is increased as compared to when the temperature of said exhaust purification catalyst is higher than said upper limit temperature, said variation difference having a value equal to a rich degree, which is a difference of said rich set air-fuel ratio and stoichiometric air-fuel ratio, subtracted from a lean degree, which is a difference of said lean set air-fuel ratio and stoichiometric air-fuel ratio.

US Pat. No. 10,167,752

ENGINE OIL PUMP WITH ELECTRONIC OIL PRESSURE CONTROL

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A variable displacement oil pump comprising:a rotor supported in a housing for rotation about an axis of rotation;
a slide ring movably supported in the housing, the slide ring being formed with a guide member slidingly received within a complimentary guide slot formed in the housing;
a plurality of vanes extending between the rotor and the slide ring to define a plurality of variable displacement pumping chambers;
an electronic drive mechanism configured to position the slide ring with respect to the axis of rotation; and
a controller configured to drive the electronic drive mechanism for selectively positioning the slide ring to adjust an eccentricity of the slide ring relative to the axis of rotation such that a displacement of the pumping chambers is varied;
wherein engagement of the guide member within the complimentary guide slot provides for linear displacement of the slide ring from a first position relative to the axis of rotation corresponding to a first oil pump output to a second position, different that the first position, relative to the axis of rotation corresponding to a second oil pump output.

US Pat. No. 10,167,751

INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE HAVING AN ENGINE BACKPRESSURE BRAKE AND A COMPRESSION RELEASE ENGINE BRAKE

1. An internal combustion engine comprising:at least one outlet valve in communication with a cylinder, the outlet valve actuated via a camshaft and a transmission device;
a hydraulic valve clearance compensation element arranged in the transmission device between the camshaft and the outlet valve;
an engine braking device, including an engine backpressure brake for building up an exhaust gas backpressure and a compression release engine brake, by way of which at least one outlet valve can be held open at least in an engine braking phase, wherein the compression release engine brake is formed by the hydraulic valve clearance compensation element;
an engine speed limiting device configured to deactivate an injection of fuel above a predetermined cut-off engine speed (n1), wherein the transmission device, the engine backpressure brake and the hydraulic valve clearance compensation element are designed in such a way that an engine speed limit (n2), above which a gap occurs between the outlet valve and an associated valve seat ring in a cam base circle phase in the engine braking mode, lies above the cut-off engine speed (n1) by a distance value (?n).

US Pat. No. 10,167,737

STRUCTURAL GUIDE VANE CIRCUMFERENTIAL LOAD BEARING SHEAR PIN

United Technologies Corpo...

1. A turbofan engine comprising:a fan case circumscribing a plurality of fan blades disposed about an axis;
a core engine including a low pressure compressor case having a bulkhead disposed about the axis and a forward case structure;
at least one structural guide vane attached on an outer end to the fan case and at an inner end to the bulkhead, wherein the inner end of the structural guide vane includes a forward portion attached to the forward case structure and an aft portion attached to the bulkhead and wherein the aft portion of the inner end includes diverging surfaces and the bulkhead includes mating converging surfaces;
a plurality of forward fasteners extend transverse to the axis through corresponding openings in the forward portion of the inner end into the forward case structure;
a plurality of aft fasteners extend through a corresponding plurality of openings in the bulkhead substantially parallel to the axis for securing the inner end to the bulkhead, wherein the diverging surfaces of the inner end and the mating converging surfaces of the bulkhead are disposed at a constant angle relative to a bolt axis for at least one of the plurality of aft fasteners; and
a plurality of shear pins disposed circumferentially between at least two of the plurality of aft fasteners and extending between the inner end of the structural guide vane and the bulkhead for bearing a load in a circumferential direction.

US Pat. No. 10,167,736

JOINT ASSEMBLY

ROLLS-ROYCE plc, London ...

1. A joint assembly comprising:an end portion of a first component, comprising a first location feature on an outermost surface thereof;
an end portion of a second component, comprising a second location feature on an innermost surface thereof, the second location feature comprising a proximal portion and a distal portion;
an elongate, resilient, helical connection member; and
a clamping ring,
wherein
the clamping ring is accommodated on an inner side of the distal portion of the second location feature, the end portion of the first component is accommodated on an inner side of the end portion of the second component such that the first location feature and the proximal portion of the second location feature are aligned to form an annular cavity,
the connection member is receivable within the annular cavity to thereby interlock the first component and the second component to one another, and
the clamping ring is adapted to exert a radially inwardly directed clamping force on the connection member.

US Pat. No. 10,167,734

BUFFER AIRFLOW TO BEARING COMPARTMENT

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPO...

1. A seal support and duct assembly of a gas turbine engine comprising:a seal support housing that is disposed about a central longitudinal axis of the gas turbine engine and surrounds a bearing compartment that contains a bearing;
a duct housing attached to the seal support housing;
an outer annular cavity;
at least one inlet, each of the at least one inlet comprising an opening in the outer annular cavity that supplies the outer annular cavity with cooling buffer air;
an inner annular cavity disposed radially inward of the outer annular cavity;
a first plurality of outlets that provide the cooling buffer air from the outer annular cavity to the inner annular cavity; and
a second plurality of outlets that provide the cooling buffer air from the inner annular cavity to the bearing compartment;
wherein the inner annular cavity and the second plurality of outlets are each defined by the duct housing and the seal support housing.

US Pat. No. 10,167,732

PASSIVE OVERSPEED CONTROLLED TURBO PUMP ASSEMBLY

HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPO...

1. A turbine pump assembly, comprising:a turbine having a peak efficiency at a first speed;
a centrifugal pump;
a passive electrical speed control system; and
the first speed is lower than a second speed at which the centrifugal pump is operating at a peak power requirement.

US Pat. No. 10,167,725

ENGINE COMPONENT FOR A TURBINE ENGINE

General Electric Company,...

1. An engine component for a turbine engine, the turbine engine generating a fluid stream, comprising:a particle separator having an inlet receiving the fluid stream, a scavenge outlet emitting a particle-laden stream, and a separator outlet emitting a reduced-particle stream;
a particle collector in fluid communication with the scavenge outlet and comprising a substrate configured to retain at least some of the particles from the particle-laden stream; and
a bypass passage fluidly coupled to the particle-laden stream and defining a fluid bypass around the substrate downstream of the scavenge outlet;
wherein at least a portion of the particle-laden stream contacts the substrate which retains at least some of the particles, and as the substrate fills with particles, the particle-laden stream can bypass the substrate via the bypass passage.

US Pat. No. 10,167,722

DISK OUTER RIM SEAL

United Technologies Corpo...

1. A turbine section for a gas turbine engine, the turbine section comprising:a rotor comprising:
a rim defining an outer diameter surface;
a slot through the rim across the outer diameter surface;
a blade comprising:
an airfoil;
a platform surrounding a base of the airfoil;
a shank extending from the platform opposite the airfoil;
a root extending from the shank for connecting to the slot;
a nub extending from the shank beneath the platform; and
a rim seal disposed between the outer diameter surface and the nub, the rim seal comprising:
an elongate body extending axially across a majority of the outer diameter surface, the elongate body comprising:
a leading edge;
a trailing edge;
a pressure side; and
a suction side.

US Pat. No. 10,167,720

MILLING TOOL HOLDER

Caterpillar Paving Produc...

1. A milling drum comprising:a head having a cylindrical outer surface;
a plurality of tool mounting blocks arranged into spiraling rows on the cylindrical outer surface of the head;
a plurality of tool holders, each of the plurality of tool holders including:
a cylindrical body defining a first end received within a mounting block bore of one of the plurality of tool mounting blocks, and the cylindrical body defining, a second end, the second end configured to receive a cutting bit;
a flange located between the first end and the second end with respect to an axial direction;
a first bore with a first opening defined by the second end, the first bore extending along the axial direction towards the first end;
a frustoconical portion located between the flange and the first end with respect to the axial direction; and
a polygonal portion with a cross section that is a finitely-sided polygon located between the flange and the first end with respect to the axial direction;
wherein the frustoconical portion is configured to form a taper fit with the mounting block bore of the one of the plurality of mounting blocks; and
wherein the polygonal portion is configured to form a press fit with the mounting block bore of the one of the plurality of mounting blocks.

US Pat. No. 10,167,718

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ANALYZING DOWNHOLE DRILLING PARAMETERS USING AN OPTO-ANALYTICAL DEVICE

HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVIC...

1. A downhole drilling system comprising:a downhole drilling tool configured to engage a formation to form a wellbore, the downhole drilling tool including:
one or more channels formed in a bit body, the one or more channels configured to direct electromagnetic radiation; and
an opto-analytical device integrated with the downhole drilling tool, the opto-analytical device configured to:
receive electromagnetic radiation directed to the opto-analytical device through the one or more channels; and
detect a drilling characteristic based on an intensity of the received electromagnetic radiation,
wherein the one or more channels are configured to direct the electromagnetic radiation through a surface of the bit body facing the formation and are formed in at least one of:
a blade disposed outwardly from exterior portions of the bit body; and
one ore more cutting elements disposed outwardly from exterior portions of the bit body.

US Pat. No. 10,167,717

TELEMETRY FOR WIRELESS ELECTRO-ACOUSTICAL TRANSMISSION OF DATA ALONG A WELLBORE

Exxonmobil Upstream Resea...

1. A method of transmitting data in a wellbore, comprising:running a tubular body into the wellbore, the wellbore penetrating into a subsurface formation and the tubular body being comprised of pipe joints;
placing at least one sensor along the wellbore at a depth of the subsurface formation;
attaching a sensor communications node to a wall of the tubular body proximate the depth of the subsurface formation, the sensor communications node being in communication with the at least one sensor and configured to receive signals from the at least one sensor, the signals representing a subsurface condition;
providing a topside communications node proximate a surface of the wellbore; and
attaching a plurality of intermediate communications nodes to a wall of the tubular body in spaced-apart relation, the intermediate communications nodes configured to transmit acoustic waves from the sensor communications node to the topside communications node in node-to-node arrangement;
wherein each of the intermediate communications nodes comprises:
a sealed housing;
an independent power source residing within the housing; an electro-acoustic transducer and associated transceiver also residing within the housing designed to:
generate a first set of tones from a first electro-acoustic transceiver, each tone being associated with a defined frequency, and each tone being associated with a logical alphabet value;
review the first set of tones to determine if two consecutive tones have the same logical alphabet value;
if two consecutive tones do have the same logical alphabet value, modifying the first set of tones to provide that no two same tones are sent consecutively, thereby generating a modified first set of tones;
transmit the modified first set of tones from the first electro-acoustic transceiver;receive the modified first set of tones from the first electro-acoustic transceiver at a second electro-acoustic transceiver as a message packet; reviewing the modified first set of tones; and deconstructing the modified first set of tones back to its original first set of tones; andat least one clamp for radially attaching the communications node onto an outer surface of the tubular body.

US Pat. No. 10,167,716

METHODS OF ACOUSTICALLY COMMUNICATING AND WELLS THAT UTILIZE THE METHODS

ExxonMobil Upstream Resea...

1. A method of communicating in an acoustic wireless network that is spectrum-constrained and includes a plurality of nodes spaced-apart along a length of a tone transmission medium, the method comprising:encoding an encoded character with an encoding node of the plurality of nodes, wherein the encoding includes:
(i) selecting, based upon the encoded character and from a first predetermined lookup table, a first frequency for a first transmitted acoustic tone;
(ii) transmitting the first transmitted acoustic tone, at the first frequency, via the tone transmission medium;
(iii) selecting, based upon the encoded character and from a second predetermined lookup table, a second frequency for a second transmitted acoustic tone, wherein the second frequency is different from the first frequency; and
(iv) transmitting the second transmitted acoustic tone, at the second frequency, via the tone transmission medium; and
decoding a decoded character with a decoding node of the plurality of nodes, wherein the decoding includes:
(i) responsive to the transmitting the first transmitted acoustic tone, receiving a first received acoustic tone from the tone transmission medium;
(ii) calculating a first frequency distribution for the first received acoustic tone;
(iii) determining, from the first frequency distribution and the first predetermined lookup table, a first decoded character distribution for the decoded character;
(iv) responsive to the transmitting the second transmitted acoustic tone, receiving a second received acoustic tone from the tone transmission medium;
(v) calculating a second frequency distribution for the second received acoustic tone;
(vi) determining, from the second frequency distribution and the second predetermined lookup table, a second decoded character distribution for the decoded character; and
(vii) identifying the decoded character based, at least in part, on the first decoded character distribution and the second decoded character distribution.

US Pat. No. 10,167,714

PIEZORESISTIVE CEMENT NANOCOMPOSITES

SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY C...

1. A method comprising:pumping a cement composition comprising one or more conductive fillers into an annular region of a wellbore created between a casing and a surface of the wellbore wherein the one or more conductive fillers is functionalized carbon nanotubes;
allowing the cement composition to cure;
emplacing a tool for measuring at least one electromagnetic property into the wellbore; and
measuring at least one of the cemented casing and the formation.

US Pat. No. 10,167,709

SUBSURFACE MULTIPLE ANTENNA RADIATION TECHNOLOGY (SMART)

TurboShale, Inc., Midval...

1. A method comprising:configuring an antenna system comprising a radio frequency heating antenna attached to a coaxial cable and a first radar antenna array attached to the coaxial cable at a distal end of the radio frequency heating antenna, wherein the radio frequency heating antenna is electrically coupled to a radio frequency generator via the coaxial cable:
inserting the antenna system comprising the radio frequency heating antenna and the first radar antenna array into a subterranean borehole;
guiding the antenna system to a desired location in the subterranean borehole using the first radar antenna array; and
heating, by the radio frequency heating antenna, an area around the desired location in the subterranean borehole using the radio frequency heating antenna to form a heated organic material;
imaging a thermal effect of heating on the heated organic material; and
adjusting at least one of a heating pattern, a heating temperature, and a heating rate of the radio frequency heating antenna by changing at least one of an output power and a frequency of the radio frequency generator.

US Pat. No. 10,167,707

ROD STRING ROTATION DURING WELL PUMPING OPERATIONS

Weatherford Technology Ho...

1. A well pumping system, comprising:an actuator that reciprocates a rod string; and
a rod rotator including at least one helical profile and at least a first engagement device,
wherein the rod string rotates in response to longitudinal displacement of the rod string while the first engagement device is engaged with the helical profile.

US Pat. No. 10,167,706

OIL/GAS PRODUCTION APPARATUS

CALTEC PRODUCTION SOLUTIO...

1. An oil and gas production apparatus for boosting pressure of flowing fluids produced from oil and gas wells, the apparatus comprising:a low pressure (LP) inlet line for receiving a LP fluid,
a plurality of jet pumps, each jet pump including a LP inlet port connected to the LP inlet line to receive the LP fluid, a high pressure (HP) inlet port for receiving a HP liquid and a medium pressure (MP) outlet port for MP multiphase fluid,
a fluid separator device for separating the MP multiphase fluid into a gas phase and a liquid phase, the fluid separator device comprising an inlet connected to receive the MP multiphase fluid from the MP outlet ports of the jet pumps, a gas outlet for the separated gas phase and a liquid outlet for the separated liquid phase, a liquid return line connected to the liquid outlet and to the HP inlet ports of the jet pumps for returning at least some of the separated liquid phase to the HP inlet ports of the jet pumps,
a mechanical pump connected into the liquid return line for boosting the pressure of the separated liquid phase to a high pressure and delivering the resulting HP liquid to the HP inlet ports of the jet pumps,
a flow control system for controlling flow of fluids through the respective jet pumps, and
a by-pass line connected to the MP outlet ports of the jet pumps and to a fluid outlet for delivering MP fluid from the MP outlet ports of the jet pumps to the fluid outlet without passing through the fluid separator device.

US Pat. No. 10,167,705

METHOD OF GAS LIFT IN WELLS EXPERIENCING HYDROSTATIC LOADING

1773915 Alberta Ltd., Co...

1. A method of gas lift, comprising:securing a valve seat in a fixed position relative to a tubing string in a gas well experiencing hydrostatic loading, the valve seat having a gas flow channel that connects a hydrocarbon producing formation and a production path of the tubing string;
providing a valve closure that is movable between a closed position engaged with the valve seat to close the gas flow channel and an open position spaced from the valve seat permitting a flow of gas through the gas flow channel, the closure being biased by magnetic attraction to a normally closed position magnetically engaged with the valve seat, such that gas is only able to flow through the gas flow channel when a gas pressure differential between the hydrocarbon producing formation and the production path of the tubing string is sufficient to move the closure to the open position by overcoming the magnetic attraction that maintains the closure in the closed position, the valve seat remaining in the fixed position relative to the tubing string when the valve closure is in both the closed position and the open position;
preventing flow from the hydrocarbon producing formation to the production path of the tubing string when the valve closure is in the closed position; and
permitting flow from the hydrocarbon producing formation to the production path of the tubing string when the valve closure is in the open position.

US Pat. No. 10,167,704

RESERVOIR PRESSURE PREDICTION AND METHODS OF EXECUTION

Board of Regents, The Uni...

1. A method of predicting reservoir pore pressure and adjusting a drilling operation based on the predicted reservoir pore pressure, comprising:a) determining mudstone pressure in mudstone bounding the reservoir;
b) determining the mudstone permeability;
c) establishing a structural model for reservoir structure;
d) using the parameters of step a), b), and c) to determine a depth where reservoir pressure equals mudstone pressure;
e) extrapolating results of step d) in order to predict reservoir pore pressure; and
f) adjusting the drilling operation based on the reservoir pore pressure by at least adjusting a drilling fluid density, adjusting a drilling trajectory, or optimizing a number of casing strings in a borehole.

US Pat. No. 10,167,703

OPTIMAL WELL PLACEMENT UNDER CONSTRAINTS

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:receiving information associated with a plurality of constraints for well placement in a reservoir field;
for each of the plurality of constraints, converting information associated with the constraint into a binary matrix;
determining an overall constraint matrix by multiplying corresponding elements from the binary matrices associated with the plurality of constraints, wherein the overall constraint matrix includes only zeros and ones;
determining feasible regions for well placement based on the overall constraint matrix;
determining optimal well locations within the feasible regions; and
outputting the optimal well locations.

US Pat. No. 10,167,701

STANDING INJECTION VALVE WITH HYDRAULICALLY DAMPENED VALVE CLOSURE

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. An injection valve assembly for use in a well, comprising:a standing tube casing having an injection valve chamber and a compression spring chamber;
a valve seat and a valve head located in the injection valve chamber, the valve seat being for mechanically coupling with the valve head, and the valve head being moveable perpendicular relative to the valve seat to reversibly decouple from the valve seat, wherein the valve head includes a valve head nose and a valve head aperture region that has a plurality of elongate valve head apertures having a first width proximate to the valve head nose and a second width distal from the valve head nose, wherein the second width is narrower than the first width and wherein the width of the aperture has a linear taper from the first width to the second width;
an intermediary valve mandrel located in part within the compression spring chamber and mechanically coupled to the valve head, and housing a dampening system assembly and a flow restrictor assembly;
a valve stem mechanically coupled to the intermediary valve mandrel, the valve stem being located in and extending through the compression spring chamber; and
a compression spring coiled around the valve stem for applying a force to push the valve head to couple with the valve seat.

US Pat. No. 10,167,696

TEST PACKER AND METHOD FOR USE

Weatherford Technology Ho...

1. A method for displacing fluid within a tubular, the method comprising:running a downhole tool into the tubular, the downhole tool including an axial throughbore, a first fluid bypass, a second fluid bypass and a sealing element;
displacing a first fluid in an annulus defined between the downhole tool and an inner wall of the tubular through the first fluid bypass while the sealing element is not in sealing engagement with the inner wall of the tubular;
engaging the inner wall of the tubular with the sealing element, thereby sealing the annulus between the downhole tool and the inner wall of the tubular; and
displacing the first fluid in the annulus between the downhole tool and the inner wall of the tubular around the sealing element through the second fluid bypass while the sealing element is in sealing engagement with the inner wall of the tubular, wherein the first fluid is permitted to flow through the second fluid bypass in a first direction, but the first fluid is prevented from flowing through the second fluid bypass in a second direction opposite the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,167,690

CUTTER ASSEMBLY FOR CUTTING A TUBULAR

Weatherford Technology Ho...

1. A rotatable blade for cutting a tubular, comprising:a blade body extendable from a retracted position;
a cutting portion on the blade body having:
a trailing cutting structure configured to engage the tubular,
an intermediate cutting structure configured to engage the tubular while the trailing cutting structure engages the tubular,
a leading cutting structure configured to engage an exposed wall thickness of the tubular; and
a wearable coating configured to cushion an impact between the blade and the tubular; and
an integral stabilizer disposed on at least a portion of an outer surface of the blade body.

US Pat. No. 10,167,670

MOVABLE LADDER PLATFORM SYSTEM AND METHOD

1. A movable ladder platform device, comprising:first and second arm members capable of being coupled to respective first and second longitudinal leg members of a ladder, with the first and second leg members together defining an A-shaped side configuration for the ladder;
at least one platform having a tray spanning between, and extending out transverse from the A-shaped side configuration of, the first and second leg members of the ladder; and
an adjustment mechanism operably connected to the first and second arm members and the at least one platform, whereby the at least one platform is selectively movable along a length of the first and second arm members via the adjustment mechanism.

US Pat. No. 10,167,669

LADDER SHELF SYSTEM

1. A carrying instrument comprising:a paint can retainer having:
a work surface;
a first surface;
a second surface; wherein the first surface and second surface integrate with the work surface such that they are on opposite sides of the work surface;
a bottom surface integral with the work surface along a bottom edge of the work surface; wherein the bottom surface is integral with a first edge of the first surface and the bottom surface is integral with a second edge of the second surface;
such that a paint can space is formed between the first surface, the second surface, the work surface and the bottom surface; and wherein the work surface, bottom surface, first surface and the second surface partially enclose the paint can space;
a ladder holder attached thereto.

US Pat. No. 10,167,668

WORK LADDER USED AS WORKING PLATFORM

Ningbo Xingfu Tools Co., ...

1. A working ladder capable of serving as a working platform, comprising:a ladder frame body which can be expanded and folded, having a front portion and a top; and
a step assembly which is disposed on the ladder frame body and able to be folded;
wherein,
the step assembly comprises at least two steps, each step having a front end and a rear end, arranged one above another at intervals, and a rear shaft for the rear end of each step to rest on;
a bottommost step is a bottom step, and a step located above the bottom step is an upper step;
the rear shaft comprises a bottom rear shaft for the rear end of the bottom step, an upper rear shaft for the rear end of the upper step;
two movable auxiliary support rods capable of swinging up and down are disposed in the front portion of the ladder frame body, the front end of the bottom step is rotatably disposed between the two auxiliary support rods, and an auxiliary shaft for the rear end of the bottom step to rest on is horizontally disposed on the top of the ladder frame body;
when the auxiliary support rods are in a downward position, the rear end of the bottom step rests on the lowermost bottom rear shaft;
when the auxiliary support rods are in a upwardly position, the bottom step moves upwardly to the top of the ladder frame body, and meanwhile the rear end of the bottom step rests on the auxiliary shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,167,666

FENESTRATION MEMBER SEALING SYSTEM

WESTHAMPTON ARCHITECTURAL...

1. A system for automatically sealing a fenestration member to an adjacent surface, the fenestration member having a moveable latch configured to engage a frame surrounding the fenestration member, the system comprising:a gear rotatably mounted to the fenestration member;
a latch control member connected to the gear by a mechanical linkage, the mechanical linkage being pivotably connected to the gear, the latch control member and mechanical linkage being disposed proximate to a first edge of the fenestration member, wherein the latch control member is configured to rotate from a first position to disengage the movable latch from the frame to a second position to engage the movable latch with the frame, wherein rotation of the latch control member causes the mechanical linkage to transmit force to cause rotation of the gear;
a rack engaged with the gear and mounted to a first bar, the first bar being configured to translate in a first direction parallel to a second edge of the fenestration member in response to rotation of the gear, the second edge being perpendicular to the first edge;
a first triangular member mounted on the first bar to translate with the first bar in the first direction;
a second bar extending parallel to the second edge of the fenestration member and moveable in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction;
a second triangular member mounted on the second bar in a position engageable with the first triangular member, wherein in response to movement of the first bar in the first direction, engagement of the first triangular member with the second triangular member causes movement of the second bar in the second direction; and
a gasket mounted to move with the second bar, wherein the gasket is configured to seal the second edge of the fenestration member to the adjacent surface when the latch control member is in the second position.

US Pat. No. 10,167,665

SPACER FOR INSULATING GLAZING UNITS, COMPRISING EXTRUDED PROFILED SEAL

SAINT-GOBAIN GLASS FRANCE...

1. An insulating glazing unit, comprising:a first pane;
a second pane;
a spacer, the spacer being a circumferential spacer surrounding the first pane and the second pane, the spacer comprising
i) a polymeric main body that comprises a first pane contact surface and a second pane contact surface;
ii) a glazing interior surface;
iii) an outer surface; and
iv) an extruded profiled seal on the outer surface,
wherein the extruded profiled seal and the polymeric main body are coextruded,
wherein the extruded profiled seal protrudes laterally beyond the pane contact surfaces of the polymeric main body and makes contact with first pane and second pane, and
wherein the extruded profiled seal has a penetration index between 20 and 40;
a glazing interior adjacent the glazing interior surface of the spacer; and
an external interpane space adjacent the outer surface of the spacer,
wherein:
the first pane contacts the first pane contact surface of the spacer,
the second pane contacts the second pane contact surface of the spacer,
a sealant is fixed between at least one of the first pane contact surface and the first pane and the second pane contact surface and the second pane, and
the sealant has a penetration index between 45 to 100.

US Pat. No. 10,167,663

WINDOWS ACCESSING MORE SKY

1. A structure installed in an outer wall of a building and configured to provide a weight-bearing enclosure beyond the outer wall of the building comprising:a window frame secured and positioned in a wall opening;
a first member movable about a connection,
wherein the first member defines a left side panel, a top side panel, and a right side panel, wherein a lower portion of the left side panel and the right side panel are movably connected to said window frame by a mechanism; and
a sash member permanently secured to the left side panel, the top side panel, and the right side panel of the first member,
wherein the left side panel, the top side panel, and the right side panel of the first member form a weatherproof seal with the sash member and the frame,
the mechanism allowing movement of the structure between a retracted position and an extended position, wherein the movable first member is configured to at least partially support a user in an instance in which the structure is in an extended position, characterized in that the structure has one or more openable panes on at least one surface exposed to the exterior.

US Pat. No. 10,167,662

FRAME ASSEMBLY FOR A DOORWAY

Wombat Timbers Pty Ltd, ...

1. A kit of disassembled door frame parts that assemble to form a slidably adjustable frame assembly for sizing to fit different sized doorway openings, comprising:a header jamb consisting of, as a single piece, a top surface that is flat and continuous, a bottom surface that is longitudinally continuous, and one or two header jamb rebates extending a length of the header jamb, the top surface of the header jamb being adapted for fixedly mounting to the substantially horizontal side of the doorway, the one or two header jamb rebates located on the bottom surface across the length of the header jamb, the bottom surface defining a header soffit extending the length of the header jamb; and
two upright jambs each consisting of, as a single piece, an outer surface and a top end, the outer surface of each of the upright jambs being adapted for fixedly mounting to one of the two substantially vertical sides of the doorway, the header jamb and the upright jambs being substantially the same in profile and construction and constructed of continuous lengths, wherein each of the upright jambs has an inner surface, a bottom end, and one or two upright rebates in the inner surface extending from the top end to the bottom end, the one or two upright rebates corresponding to the one or two header jamb rebates and having generally the same cross section,
wherein the header jamb and the two upright jambs are adapted to be provided as a single jamb with the one or two rebates as required, the top end of each of the upright jambs having a slot for slidably receiving spaced apart portions of the header soffit such that in an assembled condition the header soffit engages in the slots and the upright rebates and the header jamb rebate form a continuous door recess engageable with a door when in a closed position, and wherein in an assembled condition the upright jambs are movable relative to each other over the header soffit to adjust the width of the doorway.

US Pat. No. 10,167,659

STRUCTURE CONFIGURED TO RAISE AND LOWER VEHICLE GLASS DOOR

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A structure configured to raise and lower vehicle glass door, the structure comprising:a door glass that is provided at a vehicle side door and that closes or opens a window opening of the vehicle side door as a result of being raised or lowered;
a raising-and-lowering guide tab that is provided at the vehicle side door, that is disposed at a vehicle width direction inner side of a glass end section at one vehicle front-rear direction side of the door glass, and that extends along a vehicle up-down direction;
a slider that includes a slide groove section open at the one vehicle front-rear direction side and into which the raising-and-lowering guide tab is inserted, that is fixed to an inner surface at the vehicle width direction inner side of the glass end section, and that is raised and lowered along the raising-and-lowering guide tab; and
restricting sections that are respectively provided at an upper end portion and a lower end portion in a vehicle up-down direction of the slider, that project out from an inner side groove wall face at a vehicle width direction inner side of the slide groove section toward a vehicle width direction outer side, and that face the raising-and-lowering guide tab in a vehicle width direction further toward a vehicle width direction outer side than the inner side groove wall face at an intermediate portion in the vehicle up-down direction of the slider.

US Pat. No. 10,167,654

DOORKNOB INDICATING SYSTEM

1. A doorknob indicating system for visually indicating a status of a room, the doorknob indicating system comprising:an interior doorknob disposed on an interior side of a door;
an exterior doorknob disposed on an exterior side of the door;
an LED on an escutcheon of said exterior doorknob;
a user interface on an escutcheon of said interior doorknob;
an electrically operated lock;
a first source of electrical power;
a first wireless transceiver;
a first controller, said LED, said user interface, said electrically operated lock, said source of electrical power, and said first wireless transceiver operatively connected to said first controller;
an exhaust fan having a motor;
a second source of electrical power;
a second wireless transceiver;
a second controller, said motor, said second source of electrical power, and said second wireless transceiver operatively connected to said second controller;
said first controller programmed to illuminate said LED for a determined time intervals based upon an input received by said user interface; and
said first controller operating to send a wireless signal via said first wireless transceiver to said second controller via said second wireless transceiver to turn said motor on at the start of said time interval and then again to turn the fan motor off when the time interval expires,
said first controller further operating to in response to the input received by said user interface place said electrically operated lock in a locked state during said time interval and in an unlocked state when said time interval expires.

US Pat. No. 10,167,652

VERTICAL SEISMIC ISOLATION APPARATUS

THK CO., LTD., Tokyo (JP...

1. A vertical seismic isolation device, comprising:a fixed frame;
a movable frame, which allows a device subjected to seismic isolation to be placed thereon, and is arranged on the fixed frame;
a support guide mechanism which allows only vertical movement of the movable frame with respect to the fixed frame; and
a restoration member which is configured to urge the movable frame so as to maintain a constant distance between the movable frame and the fixed frame,
the support guide mechanism including:
a track rail which is provided on the fixed frame;
a moving block, which is assembled to the track rail through intermediation of a large number of rolling elements, and is configured to bear a load which acts in a direction other than a longitudinal direction of the track rail;
a support leg, which has one end rotatably coupled to the moving block and another end rotatably coupled to the movable frame, and is configured to convert the vertical movement of the movable frame into a motion of the moving block along a longitudinal direction of the track rail; and
an auxiliary leg, which has a length set to one-half of a length of the support leg, and has one end rotatably coupled to the support leg at an intermediate position in a longitudinal direction of the support leg and another end rotatably coupled to the fixed frame.

US Pat. No. 10,167,651

POOL WATER FILTRATION SYSTEM

1. A portable water filtration system for a pool, comprising:a portable pump configured to pull a volume of water from the pool;
a hose in communication with the pump and configured to receive and transport the volume of water being moved; and
a rigid portable container in communication with the hose and configured to receive the water being moved, the water being discharged from the pump through the hose and into the portable container, the portable container having an inlet for coupling of the hose, the water passing through the inlet and exiting through an outlet opposite the inlet, the container including:
an internal filter configured to capture algae from the volume of water, the internal filter located adjacent the inlet, the internal filter is compressed within the portable container and contains a plurality of layers with different density; and
a plurality of holes defining the outlet and passing through the container such that the volume of water moving through the hose passes through the filter and out through the plurality of holes;
wherein the volume of water is comprised wholly of water from the pool and is recycled through the pump and the container.

US Pat. No. 10,167,649

AUTOMATIC RELIEF VALVE SYSTEM WITH WATER LEVEL SENSING FOR A FIBERGLASS SWIMMING POOL BODY

Thursday Pools, Fortvill...

1. A swimming pool assembly, comprising:a swimming pool body defining a top edge and an oppositely disposed bottom portion connected by at least one wall;
a fluidic access port positioned through the bottom portion;
a first conduit portion fluidically connected to the fluidic access port and extending away from the swimming pool body;
a first fluidic valve connected in fluidic communication with the first conduit portion for passing water through the first conduit portion and through the fluidic access port;
a second conduit portion connected in fluidic communication with the first conduit portion and extending toward the top edge, wherein the second conduit portion is permeable to ground water;
an actuator positioned in the second conduit portion and operationally connected to the first fluidic valve;
a first water level sensor positioned to measure a ground water level;
a second water level sensor positioned to measure a pool water level;
a microprocessor operationally connected to the first and second water level sensors and to the actuator;
wherein when the ground water level exceeds the pool water level by a first predetermined amount, the microprocessor sends a signal to the actuator to open the valve.

US Pat. No. 10,167,648

POOL SKIMMER

1. An automated pool skimmer apparatus for removing surface debris from a pool filled with water, comprising:a generally rectangular housing having an open top end, a bottom wall, opposed first and second end walls, and opposed first and second longitudinal side walls extending upwardly from said bottom wall, a narrow horizontal four sided support flange forming a narrow inward facing support lip on the interior of said housing and defining an upper portion and a lower portion of said housing;
a water inlet channel at an upper end of said first end wall of said housing having a bottom end wall and laterally opposed side walls extending outwardly from said first end wall;
a debris-collection net having a four sided peripheral flange at a top end and a bag portion depending therefrom formed of mesh netting material removably supported on said inward facing support lip;
at least one 12 volt DC submersible pump mounted in said housing at a bottom end thereof beneath said debris-collection net adapted to receive operating power from a 120 volt AC to 12 volt DC power converter;
a discharge nozzle assembly connected in fluid communication with a discharge port of said submersible pump, said discharge nozzle assembly having a tubular portion with an elbow fitting extending outwardly and downward along an exterior of said second longitudinal side wall of said housing, and a second elbow fitting slidably and rotatably connected with a lower end of said first elbow fitting and extending downwardly and outwardly therefrom;
manual nozzle adjustment means connected with said second elbow fitting operable to rotate to selectively adjust the angular direction of water discharged by said pump to create a circulating current pattern within the pool water that will effectively circulate floating debris therein toward said water inlet channel;
float members formed of buoyant material mounted on the exterior of said first end wall and each of said first and second longitudinal side walls, respectively, adjacent to upper ends thereof; and
a generally rectangular weir plate hingedly mounted in said water inlet channel at an outer end of said channel bottom wall to extend between said laterally opposed side walls of said inlet channel, a rectangular slot therethrough, and a float member extending across the upper portion thereof above said slot such that said weir plate assumes a generally upright position due to said float member when said at least one pump is not operating; and
in operation, when said at least one pump is operating, water is drawn into said water inlet channel and said weir plate assumes an angularly inward position toward the interior of said housing due to the flow of water entering the interior of the housing, and in said angular position, a major portion of incoming water will pass through said slot and cause a shallower flow of the incoming water to pass over the top of the weir with increased speed and increase tension on the water surface to draw in floating debris faster.

US Pat. No. 10,167,647

MODULAR STRUCTURE FOR EXTENSION OVER A POOL

1. A structure for extending over a pool, the structure comprising:a first section secured to a second section at at least two locations,
wherein each of the first section and the second section includes two longitudinal members joined by a set of transversally-disposed lateral members,
wherein each of the first section and the second section further includes a set of transparent members disposed in a longitudinal direction overtop the set of transversally-disposed lateral members, and
wherein the set of transparent members form a continuous platform secured by a set of stops disposed at each end of the two longitudinal members.

US Pat. No. 10,167,645

BUILDING, IN PARTICULAR A HOSPITAL

1. A building, comprising a skeletal structure with a plurality of floors, wherein individual modules including one or more rooms are inserted into said skeletal structure, wherein each of the modules is inserted on a guide rail that is attached to the skeleton structure, wherein each of the modules has a bottom with a groove for engaging the guide rail, the groove having a triangular cross-sectional shape, wherein at least one height adjustment element is arranged at the bottom of each of the modules, which bears upon the skeletal structure in the inserted state of the module, wherein each of the modules comprises connections for water, electricity and wastewater, and wherein each of the modules has its own air inlet.

US Pat. No. 10,167,644

MODULAR PORTABLE SOUND ISOLATION ENCLOSURE

1. A mobile modular sound isolation enclosure having a swing opening door, wherein the sound isolation enclosure is collapsible into a carry bag and shippable by a regular postal carrier, the sound isolation enclosure comprising:a modular frame structure comprising structural members that are assemblable in different configurations so as to form frames of different shapes and/or sizes;
a door frame module, including a swing opening door frame;
a plurality of modular soundproofing panels comprising flexible composite layered sound blocking material and sound absorbent sheet material,
wherein at least one of the plurality of modular soundproofing panels includes the swing opening door,
wherein each of the plurality of modular sound proofing panels comprise attachers operable to connect adjacent sound proofing panels consecutively to one another to form a continuous wall of the sound isolation enclosure, and
wherein at least some of the plurality of modular soundproofing panels comprise hook brackets attached thereto, which are structured and arranged to engage with the modular frame structure so that the modular soundproofing panels hang from the modular frame structure.

US Pat. No. 10,167,642

DUAL PLATFORM FOR A COMPOSITE POWER POLE

1. A dual platform for a composite power pole comprising:a central pole;
said central pole having a fixed secured lower step and a fixed secured upper step that are secured to said central pole at a fixed distance between said fixed secured lower step and said fixed secured upper step;
a stud extending horizontally through said central pole located midway and between said fixed secured lower step and said fixed secured upper step;
said stud having vertical holes on each end, said stud extending through said central pole whereby said holes are accessible from each side of said central pole;
a securing strap that extends to said holes on each side of said stud wherein said strap is configured to extend around said composite power pole to secure said dual platform thereon;
said central pole extends above said fixed secured upper step and includes at least one upper hole;
said fixed secured upper step and said fixed secured lower step slope downward from said central pole to an outer edge of said upper step and said fixed secured lower step whereby said steps are higher near said central pole and said fixed secured upper step and said fixed secured lower step are fixed at an angle from being perpendicular to said central pole;
at least one of said fixed secured upper step or said fixed secured lower step has a supporting rib extending from said central pole and around said at least one step, and
said supporting rib extends from one vertical side of said central pole to an opposing vertical side of said central pole.

US Pat. No. 10,167,640

CHANGEOVER COVER WITH PLUG CONNECTION

Weitzer Holding GmbH, We...

1. A substrate installation unit for installing with other substrate installation units, for covering a substrate, wherein the substrate installation unit comprises:a substrate-side attachment structure, which is designed for attaching to the substrate; and
a plug connection structure facing away from the substrate, for releasably plug connecting with a formation of a snap-in plug connection, with a correspondingly designed plug connection structure of a surface installation unit;
wherein the plug connection structure comprises a number of plug connection elements which protrude in a raised manner relative to the substrate-side attachment structure;
wherein the substrate installation unit comprises at least one of the following features:
the plug connection elements comprise positioning nubs, which are configured for engaging, enabling a compensating movement, in corresponding guide ring structures of the plug connection structure of the corresponding surface installation unit; or
the plug connection structure is designed as a two-dimensional periodically repeating grid of plug connection unit cells and the grid is formed by a two-dimensional, alternating sequence of the plug connection unit cells, which extend alternately in a first direction of orientation, and in a second direction of orientation that is orthogonal to the first direction of orientation; and
wherein the plug connection elements comprise a snap-in body for forming a snap-in plug connection with corresponding leaf spring structures of the plug connection structure of the corresponding surface installation unit.

US Pat. No. 10,167,636

METHOD OF DESIGNING A CORRUGATED SHEET AND CORREGATED SHEET OBTAINED

ONDULINE, Levallois-Perr...

1. A method of designing a bitumen-impregnated natural-fiber corrugated roofing (1) sheet, where said sheet has a uniform pattern of mutually parallel alternating corrugations borne by a mid-plane (4), and said alternating corrugations are defined, in the vertical and cross section of the sheet, as rounded crests (2) each separated from the next one by a rounded trough (3), the crests and troughs being connected by alternately inclined portions (5, 5?), the crests (2) being above the mid-plane (4) and the troughs (3) below the mid-plane (4), the inclined portions (5, 5?) cutting the mid-plane (4) at the middle thereof by having a part above the mid-plane and a part below the mid-plane, the transverse spacing between two successive crests (2) being equal to the transverse spacing between two successive troughs (3) and defining the pitch P of the corrugations, the sheet (1) having a thickness E of material substantially constant over its extent, the sheet having a height H defined as being twice a first distance between the mid-pane (4) and the external surface of a crest (2) or twice a second distance between the mid-plane (4) and the external surface of a trough (3), said first and second distances being identical,said method comprising the steps of:
determining the height H, thickness E and pitch P values by solving an inequation:
Fi

where Fi=25 mm and Fs=35 mm, Fi and Fs being limits of the inequation; and
calculating at least one parameter selected from inertia per sheet width unit and volume per sheet width unit,
said calculation of the parameter of inertia per sheet width unit being a function of the height H, the thickness E, the pitch P and the radii R1 and R2 of the crests and troughs of the corrugations,
said calculation of the parameter of volume per sheet width unit being a function of the height H, the thickness E, the pitch P and the radii R1 and R2 of the crests and troughs of the corrugations, and
the height H, thickness E and pitch P values being determined by solving the inequation for a determined value of the parameter of inertia per sheet width unit and/or a determined value of the parameter of volume per sheet width unit,
said determined value being either a constant of respectively inertia per width unit or volume per sheet width unit defined a priori, or at least one value respectively higher than a threshold of inertia per width unit or lower than a threshold of volume per sheet width unit determined a priori.

US Pat. No. 10,167,635

NONWOVEN CEMENTITIOUS COMPOSITE FOR IN-SITU HYDRATION

CORTEX COMPOSITES, INC., ...

1. A cementitious composite material for in-situ hydration, the cementitious composite material comprising:a mesh layer having a first side and a second side and including a plurality of fibers arranged in a nonwoven configuration, the plurality of fibers cooperatively defining a plurality of spaces permitting migration of particles throughout and into the mesh layer;
a cementitious material disposed within the mesh layer, wherein the cementitious material includes a plurality of cementitious particles migrating throughout and into the plurality of spaces of the mesh layer;
a water-impermeable sealing layer disposed along the first side of the mesh layer and coupled to the plurality of fibers; and
a containment layer disposed along the second side of the mesh layer and preventing the plurality of cementitious particles from migrating out of the mesh layer.

US Pat. No. 10,167,631

THERMAL INSULATION PANEL

Interbran Systems AG, Eg...

1. A composite thermal insulation system, comprising a thermal insulation panel and an insulation plaster system, wherein on a surface to be insulated the thermal insulation panel is first arranged and then the insulation plaster system is subsequently arranged,wherein the composite thermal insulation system has a thickness from 4 to 12 cm, and a thermal conductivity in a range of from 0.017 to 0.040 W/(mK),
wherein the thermal insulation panel contains at least one aerogel and is open to diffusion along its main insulation direction, the aerogel is arranged as loose bulk material in the thermal insulation panel and the thermal insulation panel has a thickness from 1 to 8 cm, and
wherein the insulation plaster system has a thickness from 1 to 5 cm, the insulation plaster system has an insulation plaster layer containing aerogel and at least one further insulation plaster layer which contains no aerogel, the insulation plaster layer containing an aerogel has a layer thickness in the range from 1.5 to 3 cm, the further insulation plaster layer containing no aerogel has a layer thickness in the range from 0.2 to 1.5 cm, and the aerogel insulation plaster layer containing an aerogel has a lime-based binding agent and a cement-based binding agent.

US Pat. No. 10,167,629

INSULATED REINFORCED FOAM SHEATHING, REINFORCED ELASTOMERIC VAPOR PERMEABLE AIR BARRIER FOAM PANEL AND METHOD OF MAKING AND USING SAME

1. A product comprising:a first foam panel having an edge, a first primary surface and an opposite second primary surface;
a first layer of reinforcing material substantially covering and adhered to the first primary surface of the first foam panel;
a second foam panel having an edge, a first primary surface and an opposite second primary surface, wherein the first and second foam panels are disposed such that their edges are adjacent each other and define a joint therebetween;
a second layer of reinforcing material substantially covering and adhered to the first primary surface of the second foam panel;
a first elongate metal strip having a body member and a projection extending outwardly from the body portion, the metal strip being disposed such that at least a portion of the projection is disposed in the joint between the first and second foam panels and at least a portion of the body member covers a portion of the first layer of reinforcing material on the first foam panel and a portion of the second layer of reinforcing material on the second foam panel; and
wherein the first and second, layers of reinforcing material are attached to the first foam insulating panel with a vapor permeable air barrier material having a vapor transmission rate of at least 1 perm and an air permeance of less than 0.004 cfm/sq. ft. under a pressure differential of 0.3 inches of water.

US Pat. No. 10,167,628

SURFACE COATING INCORPORATING PHASE CHANGE MATERIAL

Eastman Chemical Company,...

1. A modified surface coating or paint comprising:a. from about 10 to about 99 weight % of a base coating; and
b. from about 1 to about 90 weight % of a stable emulsion comprising:
i. water;
ii. a phase change material (PCM) comprising octadecane; and
iii. a modified cyclodextrin having at least one functional moiety capable of forming a stable emulsion with the PCM in said fluid medium and said base coating formulation; wherein the at least one functional moiety is an ester group;
wherein the amount of component (i) is from about 0.10 to about 0.8, the amount of component (ii) is from about 0.1 to about 0.8, and the amount of component (iii) is from about 0.03 to about 0.50, wherein the amounts are weight ratios based on the total weight of the emulsion.

US Pat. No. 10,167,626

MASONRY SUPPORT APPARATUS

THERMO BAR LTD., Langley...

1. A masonry support apparatus comprising:(a) an elongated longitudinally extending support member having a horizontal section for supporting masonry material, and a vertical section extending generally perpendicularly from the horizontal section;
(b) at least two insulation bracket assemblies, wherein each insulation bracket assembly comprises a pair of longitudinally spaced lateral members extending rearwardly from the vertical section of the elongated support member, and at least one longitudinal member extending longitudinally from at least one of the lateral members, such that the insulation bracket assembly defines a receptacle for matingly receiving an insulation block, and wherein a pair of adjacent insulation bracket assemblies are longitudinally spaced apart by a distance corresponding to the insulation block; and
(c) at least one concrete anchor extending rearwardly from the at least one longitudinal member of the at least one insulation bracket assembly;
wherein the support member, insulation bracket assembly and concrete anchor are permanently joined together to form a unitary structure.

US Pat. No. 10,167,621

THRESHOLD TRENCH DRAIN

Jay R. Smith Mfg. Co., M...

1. A threshold drain for connecting to a drain system and collecting an incoming flow of water from a predetermined direction across a threshold at an installation site, the threshold drain comprising:a catch pan having pan sidewalls, pan end walls, a pan bottom wall and a pan open top, the catch pan having a width defined between the pan sidewalls, a length defined between the pan end walls and a depth defined between the pan bottom wall and the pan open top of not more than two inches, the pan bottom wall including portions defining a pan outlet;
a flange pipe coupled to the pan outlet and extending away from the catch pan, the flange pipe defining a central axis and being configured to couple the threshold drain to the drain system; and
a grate received within the catch pan and including transverse webs and longitudinal webs, the transverse webs extending parallel to one another along the width of the catch pan and being spaced above the pan bottom wall, the longitudinal webs extending parallel to one another along the length of the catch pan and being supported by the transverse webs above the pan bottom wall in a fixed orientation, the longitudinal webs being planar and having an upper terminal end disposed toward the pan open top and a lower terminal end disposed toward the pan bottom wall, the fixed orientation of the longitudinal webs being an inclined orientation with the upper terminal ends of the longitudinal webs located toward one of the pan side walls and the lower terminal ends of the longitudinal webs located toward the other of the pan side walls, whereby the inclined orientation orients the upper terminal ends is in a direction toward the incoming flow of water from the predetermined direction.

US Pat. No. 10,167,617

MODULAR TOILET SYSTEM AND COMPONENTS

1. A modular toilet system comprising:a toilet shell, the toilet shell comprising a toilet shell opening and a first sealing surface;
a hydraulic core, the hydraulic core comprising a hydraulic core bowl and a siphon system,
wherein the hydraulic core bowl comprises a hydraulic core bowl opening and a second sealing surface;
wherein the second sealing surface is configured to mate with the first sealing surface to form a water tight seal between the hydraulic core bowl and the toilet shell; and wherein the second sealing surface extends around a circumference of the hydraulic core bowl opening.

US Pat. No. 10,167,607

DRAINAGE SYSTEM WITH CONTIGUOUS VOID

1. A drainage system for engaging and removing accumulating drainage water, the drainage system comprising:a sump pump liner with a main body with an inner volume defined at least in part by at least one sidewall and a bottom;
a sump pump disposed within the inner volume of the main body of the sump pump liner;
at least one contiguous void with an inner volume in fluidic communication with the inner volume of the sump pump liner wherein the at least one contiguous void comprises a contiguous void compartment disposed distal to the bottom of the main body of the sump pump liner whereby, when the sump pump liner is disposed in an upright orientation with the at least one sidewall disposed generally vertically in a volume of surrounding matter, the contiguous void compartment will be disposed below the inner volume of the main body of the sump pump liner and deeper into the volume of surrounding matter, wherein the bottom of the main body of the sump pump liner comprises a boundary between the inner volume of the main body of the sump pump liner and the contiguous void compartment, wherein the contiguous void compartment is bounded distally by a void bottom partition, and wherein the void bottom partition is retained in spaced relation from the bottom of the main body of the sump pump liner by a plurality of legs; and
a plurality of liner-void apertures disposed in the bottom of the main body of the sump pump liner.

US Pat. No. 10,167,605

SECURING DEVICE

Gripple Limited, (GB)

1. A securing device for securing an article, the securing device comprising:a main shaft portion having proximal and distal opposite ends;
a securing portion on the main shaft portion at the distal end of thereof;
an engaging portion at the proximal end of the main shaft portion, the engaging portion comprising a substantially circular member for engaging the article; and
a mounting member for mounting the securing device on a driving arrangement to drive the securing device, the mounting member extending inwardly of the substantially circular member and being in the form of a connecting member connecting the engaging portion to the main shaft portion;
wherein the securing portion is a substantially helical elongate portion defining an unoccupied a central space;
and wherein the engaging portion is substantially planar, and the main shaft portion extends transverse to the plane of the engaging portion.

US Pat. No. 10,167,604

ROPE-SUSPENDED LEADER MAST

1. A rope-suspended leader mast comprising:(a) a lower part for accommodating a material to be pile-driven;
(b) an upper part for accommodating a diesel pile driver having a fuel feed, the upper part comprising a lattice framework;
(c) at least one securing rope; and
(d) a fuel feed interrupter for interrupting the fuel feed, the fuel feed interrupter being configured such that tensioning of the at least one securing rope causes the fuel feed interrupter to interrupt the fuel feed;
wherein the fuel feed interrupter comprises a movable lever that interacts with an interrupter module introduceable into the fuel feed of the diesel pile driver and that is connected with the at least one securing rope in such a manner that a position of the lever is changeable by tensioning the at least one securing rope, thereby bringing about activation of the interrupter module to interrupt the fuel feed of the diesel pile driver;
wherein the fuel feed interrupter is connected to the upper part and is disposed above the upper part; and
wherein the at least one securing rope is above the upper part and is connected to the fuel feed interrupter above the upper part.

US Pat. No. 10,167,603

SKIMMING AND SEPARATION DEVICE

Surfcleaner AB, Vaxholm ...

1. A skimming and separation device comprisingan outer casing defining a closed container,
a floater configured to create the skimming function of the device, the floater is attached at a lower side to an essentially vertically arranged bellow allowing the floater to control flow into a substantially circum volume that is allowing flow in a downward direction into inflow tubes having inlets opening to the substantially circum volume and extending into the container, the inflow tubes allowing debris and floating pollutions to enter below the, in the container, accumulated debris and floating pollutions,
a discharge tube adapted to be connected to a storage equipment,
a power device having a propeller controlled by a control unit, wherein said power device is configured to be controlled such that various kinds of flows and pressures may be generated to control an in-flow and an out-flow of the device,
wherein the skimming and separation device further comprises one of a valve or a discharge pump arranged in communication with the discharge tube, the valve or discharge pump is adapted to create a one way valve function such that the valve or the discharge pump prevents reverse flow through the discharge tube into the container and allows flow out from the container through the discharge tube, and such that active pressure gradients generated either by the power device or by suction in a discharge zone upstream of the discharge tube are acting onto the collected floating pollutions;
wherein each of the inflow tubes includes an angled tube part at a lower end of the inflow tubes within the container, the angled tube parts configured to direct the liquid flow of the inflow tubes into the container in an essentially outward horizontal direction inside the container, such that the direction of the liquid flow is in an oblique or tangential direction in relation to a vertical wall of the container, the angled tube parts configured such that a combined flow from each of the inflow tubes together generates a rotational movement of water and pollutants inside the skimming and separation device; and
wherein said device further comprises an insert configured to be arranged at a central portion of the container, the insert having an essentially cylindrical shape having a circular cross-section and having an upper part having a larger external periphery than a lower part of the insert, enabling the pollutants to diverge and restricting formation of water canals through the accumulated pollutants.

US Pat. No. 10,167,601

GENERATOR FOR CONVERTING TIDAL FLUCTUATION TO ELECTRICAL ENERGY

GLOBAL TIDAL ENERGY SYSTE...

1. A generator for converting tidal fluctuation to electrical energy comprising:at least one first weight floatable in water;
a first energy transfer mechanism comprising at least one driver gear;
a first coupling rod connecting the at least one first weight to the at least one driver gear of the first energy transfer mechanism;
a slotted gear rotatable by the at least one driver gear;
a pulley gear comprising a pulley, wherein the pulley gear is interlocked with the slotted gear;
a cable wrapped around the pulley of the pulley gear;
a second weight attached to the cable; and
a rotor coupled to the pulley gear, wherein
the first coupling rod rotates the at least one driver gear when the first weight rises or lowers while floating on a body of water,
the at least one driver gear rotates the slotted gear,
the slotted gear rotates the pulley gear so that the cable raises the second weight,
the slotted gear disengages from the pulley gear when the second weight reaches a maximum height, and
the second weight falls, whereby the pulley rotates the rotor to generate electrical energy.

US Pat. No. 10,167,598

SNOW PLOW BLADE

1. A replaceable blade adapted to be mounted to a lower edge of a moldboard, the blade comprising:an elongate, substantially rigid bar possessing a substantially rectangular cross-section taken in a plane perpendicular to the direction of elongation, said bar possessing a top surface, a bottom surface, a back surface, a front surface, a first end surface, and a second end surface, wherein the back surface and the front surface of said bar are each substantially planar and co-parallel, each of said surfaces combining to define an outer peripheral surface;
an elastomeric material substantially completely encasing said bar, said elastomeric material possessing an interior peripheral surface in intimate contact with substantially the complete outer peripheral surface of said bar, and said elastomeric material possessing an outer peripheral surface substantially completely surrounding said bar;
an elongate, substantially rigid cover plate possessing a substantially rectangular cross-section taken in a plane perpendicular to the direction of elongation, said plate possessing a top surface, a bottom surface, a back surface, a front surface, a first end surface, and a second end surface, wherein the back surface and the front surface of said plate are each substantially planar and co-parallel, wherein the back surface of said plate is substantially co-parallel with the front surface of said bar, wherein the top surface, the bottom surface, the first end surface, and the second end surface of said plate together create a first plate peripheral profile, wherein the back surface of said plate is disposed against the outer peripheral surface of said elastomeric material surrounding said bar in the region of the front surface of said bar, wherein the outer peripheral surface of said elastomeric material possesses a recessed area possessing a configuration matching the first plate peripheral profile, and wherein said plate is conformingly and intimately received within the recessed area of said elastomeric material;
a plurality of aperture means each extending coextensively through said bar, said elastomeric material, and said plate for permitting an associated connector to extend therethrough by which said blade may be selectively mounted to the lower edge of a moldboard.

US Pat. No. 10,167,597

SNOW TILLER FOR PREPARING SKI SLOPES

PRINOTH S.P.A, Vipiteno ...

1. A snow tiller configured to be drawn in a travelling direction along a ski slope to prepare the ski slope, the snow tiller comprising:a plurality of supporting structures, wherein two of the supporting structures are coupled to each other by at least one articulated coupling configured to enable relative movement between the two supporting structures;
a plurality of shafts, wherein two of the shafts are respectively housed in and supported by the two supporting structures, the two shafts configured to be rotated about respective rotation axes crosswise to the travelling direction, wherein each shaft includes a flange extending partly between the two supporting structures;
a plurality of tools fitted to the two shafts; and
a blade fixed directly along a face of one of the two flanges of one of the two shafts, said blade defining two further tools fixed to and extending in opposite directions from one of the two flanges of one of the two shafts, said two further tools each being located between the two supporting structures.

US Pat. No. 10,167,585

METHOD FOR SELECTIVE DISPLAY OF YARN IN A TUFTED FABRIC WITH DOUBLE END YARN DRIVES

Tuftco Corporation, Chat...

1. A method of operating a tufting machine of the type having front and rear rows of gauge spaced needles disposed transversely across the width of the machine wherein a narrower composite gauge is defined when the front row of needles is laterally offset to the rear row of needles, a pattern yarn feed control for supplying yarns to the needles, a needle bar shifter for shifting for the transverse rows of needles, composite gauge spaced loopers operable to seize yarns from the front needles, a control system for providing pattern information to the pattern yarn feed control mechanism and the needle bar shifter comprising the steps of:threading the front and rear transverse rows of needles with a plurality of different yarns forming a repeat;
feeding a backing fabric with a first face surface and an opposite back surface through the tufting machine and reciprocating the front and rear transverse rows of needles to cause the plurality of yarns to penetrate the face surface of the backing fabric;
seizing yarns penetrating the face surface of the backing fabric with composite gauge spaced loopers;
laterally shifting the front and rear transverse rows of needles;
controlling the feeding of yarns to the transverse rows of needles in accordance with the pattern information and in accordance with a pattern offset to form relatively high tufts of yarns to be displayed and relatively low tufts of yarns to be hidden.

US Pat. No. 10,167,583

HONEYCOMB STRUCTURE MADE OF A NON-WOVEN MADE OF RECYCLED CARBON FIBERS

AIRBUS OPERATIONS GMBH, ...

9. A sandwich structure comprising a honeycomb structure comprising carbon-fiber non-woven and unidirectional fibers wherein a ratio by mass of carbon-fiber non-woven to unidirectional fibers is greater than 10:1.

US Pat. No. 10,167,582

BRAIDED FILAMENT WITH PARTICULARIZED STRAND COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURING AND USING SAME

Stryker Corporation, Kal...

1. A braided suture, comprising at least two strands braided with one another to form the suture, at least one of the strands including a plurality of fibers twisted together to form the at least one strand, wherein more than one of the plurality of fibers of the at least one strand are ultrahigh molecular weight polyethylene (UHMWPE) and at least one fiber of the plurality of fibers of the at least one strand is polyester, and wherein the at least one strand has a greater number of UHMWPE fibers than polyester fibers.

US Pat. No. 10,167,575

NANOFIBER MANUFACTURING METHOD AND NANOFIBER MANUFACTURING DEVICE

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A nanofiber manufacturing method comprising:supplying a solution in which a polymer is dissolved in a solvent from a distal end of a nozzle;
applying a voltage between the solution and a collector; and
spraying fibers from the solution to the collector,
wherein a blocking member is disposed so as to be movable between an insertion position, where the blocking member is inserted between the nozzle and the collector such that the fibers are received, and a retreat position, where the blocking member retreats from the insertion position such that the fibers are sprayed from the nozzle to the collector, and
a voltage is applied between the nozzle and the blocking member in a state where the blocking member is positioned at the insertion position.

US Pat. No. 10,167,573

METHOD OF PRODUCING SIC SINGLE CRYSTAL

SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., L...

1. A method of producing a SiC single crystal, comprising:disposing a SiC seed crystal at a bottom part inside a graphite crucible;
causing a solution containing Si, C and R to be present in the graphite crucible, the R being at least one selected from the group consisting of La, Ce, Pr, Nd, Pm, Sm, Eu, Gd, Tb, Dy, Ho, Er, Tm, Yb, Lu, Sc and Y;
cooling the solution so as to form a temperature gradient zone where temperature continuously falls from a top to a bottom of the solution downwardly and cause the SiC single crystal to grow on the seed crystal; and
adding powdery or granular Si or Si and SiC raw material which corresponds to variations in a composition of the solution to the solution from above the graphite crucible so as to keep the solution within a certain range of the composition while keeping the growth of the SiC single crystal,
wherein the powdery or granular Si or Si and SiC raw material is added at the top of the solution having a higher temperature than the bottom of the solution, and
an amount of the powdery or granular Si or Si and SiC raw material added to the solution is so controlled that a weight ratio [WR/(WSi+WR)] of the R to a sum of the weight WSi of Si and the weight WR of the R in the solution during growth of the SiC single crystal is within a range of 0.55 to 0.75.

US Pat. No. 10,167,568

SEPARATION OF ALPHA EMITTING SPECIES FROM PLATING BATHS

International Business Ma...

1. A plating method comprising:creating a circuit between an unpurified plating anode and a plating cathode immersed within a plating bath, wherein the unpurified plating anode comprises a metal and an alpha emitting material, and wherein the plating cathode comprises a semiconductor wafer;
dissolving the metal and the of alpha emitting material into the plating bath; and
selectively plating the metal upon the semiconductor wafer to reduce an alpha particle emissivity of the metal to less than 2?/cm2/1000 hours.

US Pat. No. 10,167,564

APPARATUS AND METHODS OF MAINTAINING TRIVALENT CHROMIUM BATH PLATING EFFICIENCY

Coventya, Inc., Brooklyn...

1. A method for maintaining trivalent chromium plating bath efficiency, the method comprising:providing an aqueous electroplating bath that includes trivalent chromium ions and a sulfur compound;
electroplating a cathode workpiece provided in the electroplating bath to produce a darkened or black trivalent chromium electroplate on the cathode workpiece; and
continuously treating the electroplating bath during electroplating the cathode workpiece with ultraviolet (UV) radiation effective to inhibit a reduction in plating efficiency of the bath over time, wherein the treating step does not include administration of a chemical oxidant to the electroplating bath and does not oxidize the trivalent chromium to hexavalent chromium.

US Pat. No. 10,167,561

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PRODUCING HYDROGEN HAVING REVERSIBLE ELECTRODES

John Christopher Burtch, ...

1. An apparatus for producing hydrogen from salt water by electrolysis, the apparatus comprising:at least one pair of electrodes, wherein the pair of electrodes comprises a first zinc plated electrode and a second zinc plated electrode spaced apart from the first zinc plated electrode;
a controller for supplying direct electrical current across the first and second electrodes such that the first and second electrodes are oppositely charged; and
a tank containing an electrolytic solution including salt water and a mild acid;
wherein the first and second electrodes are immersed in the electrolytic solution.

US Pat. No. 10,167,559

NEGATIVE PATTERNING APPROACH FOR ULTRA-NARROW GAP DEVICES

International Business Ma...

1. A method for manufacturing a gap device, comprising:forming a template structure on a substrate;
depositing an active material layer on the substrate and on the template structure, wherein the active material layer covers at least top and side surfaces of the template structure;
planarizing the active material layer;
depositing a cover layer on the active material layer and the template structure after the planarization;
forming one or more openings through the cover layer which provide access to the template structure; and
selectively removing the template structure with respect to the active material layer and the substrate to create a gap in the active material layer corresponding to the width of the template structure;
wherein the selective removal of the template structure is performed through the one or more openings;
wherein the gap is embedded within the active material layer, and at least a portion of the gap is overlapped by the cover layer; and
wherein the cover layer closes off at least part of an open top region of the gap while the gap remains unfilled.

US Pat. No. 10,167,557

GAS DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM, REACTOR INCLUDING THE SYSTEM, AND METHODS OF USING THE SAME

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

1. A gas distribution system comprising:a flange;
an opening within the flange to receive a substrate;
a plurality of first gas expansion ports formed within the flange;
a plurality of second gas expansion ports formed within the flange;
a plurality of first gas channels formed within the flange, wherein each of the plurality of first gas channels terminates at one of the first gas expansion ports;
a plurality of second gas channels formed within the flange, wherein each of the plurality of second gas channels terminates at one of the second gas expansion ports;
a plurality of first gas lines coupled to the one or more first gas channels and to a first gas source comprising a first gas;
a plurality of first gas valves coupled to the plurality of first gas lines and the and the one or more first gas channels;
a plurality of second gas lines coupled to the one or more second gas channels and to a second gas source comprising a second gas;
a plurality of second gas valves coupled to the plurality of second gas lines and the and the one or more second gas channels;
a plurality of first conduits; and
a plurality of second conduits,
wherein each first conduit is in fluid communication between one of the first gas expansion ports and a reaction chamber,
wherein each second conduit is in fluid communication between one of the second gas expansion ports and the reaction chamber,
wherein a flowrate of the first gas to each of the first gas expansion ports is independently adjusted using one of the plurality of first gas valves prior to the first gas entering the flange,
wherein a flowrate of the second gas to each of the second gas expansion ports is independently adjusted using one of the plurality of second gas valves prior to the second gas entering the flange,
wherein a plurality of first gas lines and a plurality of second gas lines are coupled to a top surface of the flange,
wherein the first gas and the second gas are not the same gas, and
wherein the first gas and second gas mix within the reaction chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,167,556

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DEPOSITING A COATING ON A SUBSTRATE AT ATMOSPHERIC PRESSURE

THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF ...

1. A method of depositing a coating on a substrate at atmospheric pressure, the method comprising:generating microwaves by a microwave source;
flowing a gas over an antenna coupled to the microwave source and disposed within a chamber having an open end to generate a microwave plasma jet at atmospheric pressure, wherein a discharge tube surrounds the antenna and defines a pathway for gas flow over the antenna;
immersing a target material within the microwave plasma jet, the immersing comprising providing a continuous feed of the target material through a hollow core of the antenna;
removing atoms from the target material, the atoms being transported from the target material to a substrate by the microwave plasma jet, the substrate being positioned outside the open end of the chamber; and
forming a coating on the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,167,555

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FABRICATING FIBERS AND MICROSTRUCTURES FROM DISPARATE MOLAR MASS PRECURSORS

Dynetics, Inc., Huntsvil...

22. A method of fabricating fibers, comprising:a. introducing a low molar mass precursor species into a reaction vessel,
b. introducing a high molar mass precursor species into said reaction vessel, said high molar mass precursor species having a molar mass at least 1.5 times greater than the low molar mass precursor species,
c. creating (i) a reaction zone within the reaction vessel and (ii) a thermal diffusion region at or near the reaction zone, wherein at least one of the thermal diffusion region and reaction zone is at least partially created by a primary heating means, and the thermal diffusion region at least partially separates the low molar mass precursor species from the high molar mass precursor species and concentrates the low molar mass precursor at the reaction zone,
d. decomposing the low molar mass precursor species concentrated at the reaction zone in the reaction zone, to deposit as a solid fiber in the reaction zone, said solid fiber having a first end at said reaction zone and a second end, wherein either the second end is drawn away from the reaction zone or the reaction zone is moved away from the second end, and
e. modulating the reaction zone or flow of low molecular mass precursor to the reaction zone to alter the fiber characteristics of the solid fiber being grown in the reaction zone.

US Pat. No. 10,167,547

GADOLINIUM SPUTTERING TARGET AND PRODUCTION METHOD OF SAID TARGET

1. An assembly comprising a gadolinium target plate and a titanium backing plate bonded to the gadolinium target plate, the gadolinium target plate being defined by an exposed sputtering face and an opposing non-sputtering face and having a diameter of at least 450 mm, and the titanium backing plate being defined by a face which is in contact with and bonded to the non-sputtering face of the gadolinium target plate and an opposed face which forms an exposed rear face of said assembly, wherein the gadolinium target plate has a purity of 99.9% or higher and the titanium backing plate has a purity of 99.99% or higher, the non-sputtering face of the gadolinium target plate and the face of the titanium backing plate in contact with the non-sputtering face of the gadolinium target plate are bonded to each other by solid-phase diffusion bonding to provide a bonding interface.

US Pat. No. 10,167,543

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING OPTICAL FIBER PREFORM

FUJIKURA LTD., Tokyo (JP...

1. A method for manufacturing an optical fiber preform, the method comprising the steps of:(a) premixing a source-material-containing gas with an oxygen gas in a premixing chamber so as to obtain a premixed source material gas, the source-material-containing gas containing organosilicon which is in a gaseous or atomized state; and
(b) producing SiO2 soot by (i) supplying, to a burner, the premixed source material gas and a combustion gas and (ii) reacting the organosilicon in a flame,
in the step (a), the oxygen gas being supplied to the premixing chamber via a first tube that is different from a second tube via which the combustion gas is supplied and the oxygen gas being heated in the first tube to a temperature greater than or equal to a liquefaction temperature of the organosilicon, which liquefaction temperature is dependent on an amount of the organosilicon contained in the premixed source material gas,
wherein the method further comprises (c) heating the oxygen gas to a first temperature in the first tube independently from the source-material-containing gas, the first temperature being different from a temperature of the source-material-containing gas, and varying the first temperature in accordance with the amount of the organosilicon contained in the premixed source material gas.

US Pat. No. 10,167,539

HOT-ROLLED STEEL SHEET AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

1. A hot-rolled steel sheet comprising, as a chemical composition, by mass %,C: 0.01% to 0.4%,
Si: 0.001% to 2.5%,
Mn: 0.001% to 4.0%,
Al: 0.001% to 2.0%,
P: limited to 0.15% or less,
S: limited to 0.03% or less,
N: limited to 0.01% or less,
O: limited to 0.01% or less, and
a balance comprising Fe and unavoidable impurities, wherein:
an average pole density of an orientation group of {100}<011>to {223}<110>, which is a pole density represented by an arithmetic average of pole densities of each crystal orientation {100}<011>, {116}<110>, {114}<110>, {112}<110>, and {223}<110>, is 1.0 to 5.0, and a pole density of a crystal orientation {332}<113>is 1.0 to 4.0 in a thickness central portion, which is a thickness range of ? to ? based on a surface of the steel sheet;
the steel sheet includes, as a metallographic structure, plural grains, and includes, by area %, 30% to 99% in total of a ferrite and a bainite, and 1% to 70% of a martensite; and
an area fraction of the martensite is defined as fM in unit of area %, an average size of the martensite is defined as dia in unit of ?m, an average distance between the martensite is defined as dis in unit of ?m, and a tensile strength of the steel sheet is defined as TS in unit of MPa, and a following Expression 1 and a following Expression 2 are satisfied:
dia?13 ?m  (Expression 1)
TS/fM×dis/dia?500  (Expression 2).

US Pat. No. 10,167,537

ELECTRONIC APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. An electronic apparatus comprising:a first electronic component including a first electrode;
solder on the first electrode, the solder includes
an InSn-containing phase, and
an Ag-In intermetallic compound dispersed in the InSn-containing phase,
wherein the Ag-In intermetallic compound has a structure in which Cu is dissolved in AqIn2.

US Pat. No. 10,167,534

FRESH WATER DEGRADABLE DOWNHOLE TOOLS COMPRISING MAGNESIUM AND ALUMINUM ALLOYS

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A downhole tool comprising:at least one component of the downhole tool made of a doped alloy that at least partially degrades by micro-galvanic corrosion in the presence of fresh water, the fresh water having a salinity of less than about 1000 ppm,
wherein the doped alloy is selected from the group consisting of:
a doped magnesium alloy comprising a dopant selected from the group consisting of a nickel dopant in the range of about 2% to about 6%, a copper dopant in the range of about 6% to about 12%, an iron dopant in the range of about 2% to about 6%, and any combination thereof;
a doped magnesium alloy selected from the group consisting of a doped WE magnesium alloy, a doped AZ magnesium alloy, a doped ZK magnesium alloy, a doped AM magnesium alloy, and any combination thereof; and
a doped aluminum alloy comprising greater than about 50% by weight of aluminum and a dopant selected from the group consisting of a copper dopant in the range of about 8% to about 15%, a gallium dopant in the range of about 0.2% to about 4%, a nickel dopant in the range of about 1% to about 7%, an iron dopant in the range of about 2% to about 7%, and any combination thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,167,529

HARDFACING PROCESS AND PARTS PRODUCED THEREBY

Caterpillar Inc., Deerfi...

1. A hardfaced component that is subject to wear, comprising:a boron steel body that includes SAE 51B27 steel; and
a clad layer, greater than about 1 mm thick (0.04 in), metallurgically bonded on a surface of the steel body using an arc welding process, wherein a lowest hardness of the steel body in an interfacial region that is about six times the thickness of the clad layer is within about 15% of a hardness of the body below the interfacial region.

US Pat. No. 10,167,515

MOLECULAR ANALYSIS USING A MAGNETIC SIFTER AND NANOWELL SYSTEM

The Board of Trustees of ...

1. A method for identification of circulating tumor cells (CTCs), the method comprising:magnetically labeling the CTCs in a blood sample with cancer cell markers conjugated to magnetic nanoparticles;
separating the magnetically labeled CTCs by passing the blood sample through a magnetic sifter during application of an external magnetic field;
collecting the separated magnetically labeled CTCs to produce enriched CTCs;
loading the enriched CTCs into a microfluidic single-cell molecular assay comprising an array of 25,600 or more nanowells, where each of the nanowells is adapted to contain at most a single one of the CTCs;
performing multiple simultaneous multiple-color multiplexed gene expression analysis of the CTCs using the microfluidic single-cell molecular assay and multiple fluorescent gene markers;
imaging the array of nanowells using fluorescence signal acquisition from individual nanowells, producing images of the array of nanowells;
analyzing the images using a signal processor to identify CTCs based on the concurrent expression of two or more genes.

US Pat. No. 10,167,505

INTEGRATED SEQUENCING APPARATUSES AND METHODS OF USE

ILLUMINA, INC., San Dieg...

1. A method of sequencing a nucleic acid molecule, the method comprising the steps of:(a) providing a droplet manipulation apparatus for performing droplet operations, the droplet manipulation apparatus comprising a substrate surface comprising an array of dynamic pads, wherein a droplet dispensed onto the substrate surface moves along a desired path defined by the dynamic pads, and wherein at least one of the pads comprises a hydrophilic patch;
(b) transporting a droplet comprising one or more nucleic acid molecules to be sequenced to the hydrophilic patch;
(c) immobilizing the one or more nucleic acid molecules;
(d) sequencing the one or more nucleic acid molecules.

US Pat. No. 10,167,499

LUMINOPHORE-LABELED MOLECULES COUPLED WITH PARTICLES FOR MICROARRAY-BASED ASSAYS

CAPITALBIO TECHNOLOOGY CO...

1. A method of labeling a plurality of target molecules with a luminophore for detecting the target molecules using a microarray, the method comprising:a) coupling each target molecule of a plurality of target molecules to a particle to form a target-particle complex, wherein each target molecule comprises a modification moiety and the particle comprises a plurality of functional moieties, wherein each target molecule is coupled to the particle via interaction between the modification moiety and the functional moiety, and wherein each target molecule comprises a target portion and a portion capable of specific binding to a probe molecule immobilized on the microarray, wherein the microarray comprises a plurality of immobilized probe molecules; and
b) providing a luminophore on the target-particle complex, thereby directly or indirectly labeling the plurality of target molecules with the luminophore,
wherein the providing step comprises:
introducing the luminophore into or onto the particle to label the particle, and incubating the luminophore-labeled particle with the plurality of target molecules, whereby the plurality of target molecules are coupled to the particle,
wherein the target molecule comprises a first polynucleotide, and the probe molecule comprises a second polynucleotide that is complementary to the first polynucleotide.

US Pat. No. 10,167,498

GRADIENT ELUTION MOVING BOUNDARY ELECTROPHORESIS FOR USE WITH COMPLEX SAMPLES AND DETECTION OF TOXINS

1. A method of indirectly detecting the presence of toxins in a complex sample using electrophoretic separations, the method comprising:introducing a run buffer into a separation channel having an inlet end;
introducing the complex sample into a sample reservoir in fluid contact with the separation channel, wherein the complex sample was subject to no sample preparation or was subject to sample preparation selected from the group consisting of dilution, suspension, filtration, and combinations thereof;
reacting the complex sample with a signaling enzyme in a reaction medium containing a substrate for the signaling enzyme, wherein the signaling enzyme converts the substrate to a product;
separating the substrate and the product by:
applying an electric potential across the separation channel to achieve electrophoretic migration of the substrate and the product, and
varying with respect to time the bulk flow of the run buffer through the separation channel to achieve selective introduction of the substrate and the product into the inlet end of the separation channel and differential migration of the substrate and the product therethrough such that the substrate and the product are sequentially detected and quantified; and
determining a rate of conversion of the substrate to the product, wherein a change in the rate of conversion is indicative of the presence of toxins.

US Pat. No. 10,167,497

STABLE NAD/NADH DERIVATIVES

Roche Diabetes Care, Inc....

1. A method for detecting an analyte in a fluid sample comprising the steps of(a) providing a test element, the test element carrying an enzyme and a compound of the general formula (I?);

in which
A=adenine or an analogue thereof,
T=in each case independently denotes O, S,
U=in each case independently denotes OH, SH, BH3?, BCNH2?,
V=in each case independently denotes OH or a phosphate group,
W=COOR, CON(R)2, COR, CSN(R)2 in which R in each case independently denotes H or C1-C2-alkyl,
X1, X2=in each case independently denote O, or NH,
Y=NH, S, O, CH2
Z=a saturated or unsaturated carbocyclic or heterocyclic five-membered ring of the general formula (II)

in which a single or double bond can be present between R5? and R5?,
R4=in each case independently denotes H, F, Cl, and CH3,
R5=CR42,
if a single bond is present between R5? and R5?, then
R5?=O, S, NH, NC1-C2-alkyl, CR42, CHOH, CHOCH3,
R5?=CR42, CHOH, CHOCH3
if a double bond is present between R5? and R5?,
then R5?=R5?=CR4,
R6, R6?=in each case independently denote CH, CCH3
provided that if R5=CH2, T=O, U=in each case OH, V=OH, W=CONH2, X1, X2?O and
Y=O, then R5? and R5? are not simultaneously CHOH,or a salt or optionally a reduced from thereof; and(b) analyzing an enzymatic reaction involving the analyte and correlating a change in the compound or the enzyme to a quantity of the analyte.

US Pat. No. 10,167,481

PLANT REGULATORY ELEMENTS AND USES THEREOF

Monsanto Technology LLC, ...

6. A transgenic plant cell comprising a heterologous DNA molecule comprising a sequence selected from the group consisting of:a) a sequence with at least 98 percent sequence identity to SEQ ID NO: 1, wherein the sequence has promoter activity;
b) a sequence comprising SEQ ID NO: 1; and
c) a fragment of SEQ ID NO: 1 comprising SEQ ID NO: 2, wherein the fragment has promoter activity;
wherein said sequence is operably linked to a heterologous transcribable polynucleotide molecule.

US Pat. No. 10,167,476

5?-TRIPHOSPHATE OLIGORIBONUCLEOTIDES

1. A synthetic oligoribonucleotide at least 41 nucleotides in length that can form a hairpin structure comprising at least 17 base pairs, the synthetic oligonucleotide further comprising a triphosphate group at a 5? end of the oligoribonucleotide wherein the synthetic oligoribonucleotide comprises SEQ ID NO: 10.

US Pat. No. 10,167,445

CELL CULTURE MONITORING SYSTEM WITH LOW POWER CONSUMPTION

1. A method for reducing power consumption and wirelessly monitoring biological cell culture medium in a dynamic environment of a biological culture incubator/shaker, comprising:utilizing a container to hold a liquid biological culture medium in which biological cells are incubated, and at least a part of the container's wall is optically transparent;
positioning a light emission source relative to the transparent wall of said container and irradiating light through the wall of said container and interacting with said biological culture medium;
positioning and aiming at least one photodetector to detect light from the interacting section of the incident light with the biological culture medium;
positioning at least one temperature sensor close to said light emission source and said photodetector;
providing temperature compensation means for improving measurement accuracy without a temperature control of said light emission source and said photodetector, said temperature compensation means includes steps for controlling the driving current of the light emission source, and then pre-measuring, pre-calculating and pre-storing superimposed temperature coefficients of the controlled light emission source and the photodetector, and then correcting the measurable property values of the biological cell culture medium based on measured temperature of the light emission source and the photodetector and measured turbidity of the cell culture medium;
providing processing means for amplifying electrical signal from the photodetector, and for processing the signal and presenting properties of the biological cell culture medium.

US Pat. No. 10,167,441

LAUNDRY SCENT ADDITIVE

1. A composition comprising a plurality of pastilles, wherein said pastilles comprise:polyethylene glycol; and
free perfume;
wherein each of said pastilles has a mass from about 0.95 mg to about 2 g; and
wherein said pastilles have a shape selected from the group consisting of hemispherical and compressed hemispherical.

US Pat. No. 10,167,437

SYSTEMS AND APPARATUS FOR PRODUCTION OF HIGH-CARBON BIOGENIC REAGENTS

Carbon Technology Holding...

1. A high-carbon biogenic reagent production system, the system comprising:(a) a material feed system configured to introduce a carbon-containing feedstock;
(b) an optional dryer, disposed in operable communication with the material feed system, configured to remove moisture contained within a carbon-containing feedstock;
(c) a multiple-zone reactor, disposed in operable communication with the material feed system or the option dryer, wherein the multiple-zone reactor comprises at least one pyrolysis zone disposed in operable communication with a spatially separated cooling zone, and wherein the multiple-zone reactor comprises an outlet to remove condensable vapors and non-condensable gases from solids;
(d) a cooler, disposed in operable communication with the multiple-zone reactor; and
(e) a carbon recovery unit, disposed in operable communication with the cooler.

US Pat. No. 10,167,429

CONVERSION OF SOLID BIOMASS INTO A LIQUID HYDROCARBON MATERIALS

SHELL OIL COMPANY, Houst...

1. A process for producing liquid hydrocarbon products from a solid biomass feedstock comprising:a) providing, in a hydropyrolysis reactor vessel, a hydropyrolysis catalyst composition that comprises one or more active metals selected from cobalt, molybdenum, nickel, tungsten, ruthenium, platinum, palladium, iridium and iron on an oxide support, wherein the one or more active metals are present in an oxidic state, and wherein the term ‘oxidic state’ means that 95% or more of the one or more active metals are present in an oxidation state greater than zero as oxides;
b) contacting the solid biomass feedstock with the hydropyrolysis catalyst composition and molecular hydrogen in the hydropyrolysis reactor vessel at a temperature in the range of from 350 to 600° C. and a pressure in the range of from 0.50 to 7.50 MPa, to produce a product stream comprising partially deoxygenated hydropyrolysis product, H2O, H2, CO2, CO, C1-C3 gases, char and catalyst fines;
c) removing the char and catalyst fines from the product stream;
d) hydroconverting the partially deoxygenated hydropyrolysis product in a hydroconversion reactor vessel in the presence of one or more hydroconversion catalyst and of the H2O, CO2, CO, H2, and C1-C3 gas generated in step a), to produce a vapour phase product comprising substantially fully deoxygenated hydrocarbon product, H2O, CO, CO2, hydrogen and C1-C3 gases.

US Pat. No. 10,167,428

METHODS FOR BIOMASS TORREFACTION WITH CARBON DIOXIDE CAPTURE

CENTRAL MICHIGAN UNIVERSI...

1. A torrefaction process for biomass, the process comprising:preheating raw biomass in a dryer, thereby generating preheated raw biomass;
torrefying the preheated raw biomass in a torrefaction reactor, wherein the torrefaction reactor is configured to receive a heated carbon dioxide (CO2) stream;
providing volatiles from the torrefaction reactor to a combustor;
providing torrefied biomass from the torrefaction reactor to a first heat exchanger, the first heat exchanger configured to receive recycled carbon dioxide (CO2);
cooling the torrefied biomass in the first heat exchanger, including contacting the torrefied biomass with the recycled carbon dioxide (CO2), thereby heating the recycled carbon dioxide (CO2);
combusting the volatiles in the combustor, thereby generating a combustion outlet steam including carbon dioxide (CO2) and water (H2O);
providing the combustion outlet stream to a second heat exchanger;
providing the recycled carbon dioxide (CO2) from the first heat exchanger to the second heat exchanger;
in the second heat exchanger, heating the recycled carbon dioxide (CO2) with the combustion outlet stream, thereby generating the heated carbon dioxide (CO2) stream and a reduced temperature combustion outlet stream;
providing the reduced temperature combustion outlet stream to the dryer;
providing a dryer gas outlet stream to a condenser, the dryer gas outlet stream including carbon dioxide (CO2) and water vapor;
cooling the dryer gas outlet stream in the condenser, thereby generating a condensed water stream and a cooled CO2 stream; and
providing a portion of the cooled CO2 stream as the recycled carbon dioxide (CO2) to the first heat exchanger.

US Pat. No. 10,167,427

FLAME-RETARDANT VANILLIN-DERIVED CROSS-LINKERS

International Business Ma...

1. A flame-retardant vanillin-derived cross-linker with a formula of:
wherein M is a flame-retardant substituent;
wherein FR is a phosphorus-based moiety; and
wherein R is a substituent selected from a group consisting of an allyl substituent, an epoxide substituent, a propylene carbonate substituent, and a thioether substituent.

US Pat. No. 10,167,420

LOSS CIRCULATION COMPOSITIONS (LCM) HAVING PORTLAND CEMENT CLINKER

SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY...

1. A method to control lost circulation in a lost circulation zone in a wellbore, comprising:introducing a lost circulation material (LCM) into the wellbore such that the LCM contacts the lost circulation zone and reduces a rate of lost circulation into the lost circulation zone as compared to a period before introducing the LCM, wherein the LCM comprises:
Portland cement clinker, wherein the Portland cement clinker consists of non-hydraulic, non-cementiceous unground Portland cement clinker particles; and
a polyuronide, the polyuronide selected to crosslink in the presence of calcium dissolved from the clinker.

US Pat. No. 10,167,419

BENEFICIATING WEIGHTING AGENTS

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A method comprising:centrifuging a wellbore fluid to produce a slurry, wherein the wellbore fluid comprises an oleaginous fluid, a particulate additive, and a drill solid;
removing the oleaginous fluid from the slurry to produce a dried particulate composition comprising the particulate additive and the drill solid;
introducing the dried particulate composition into a dry solids separation system that comprises an air classifier and an electrostatic separator in series; and
separating a quantity of the drill solid from the dried particulate composition thereby producing a beneficiated particulate additive, wherein a first portion of drill solid is separated via the air classifier and a second portion of drill solid is separated via the electrostatic separator; and
wherein the separating with the dry solids separation system that comprises the air classifier and the electrostatic separator in series results in the beneficiated particulate additive:
i) comprising less than 40% of drill solids by weight of the beneficiated particulate additive, and
ii) having a specific gravity greater than the specific gravity of the dried particulate composition.

US Pat. No. 10,167,414

ALKYL SILICONES AS PIGMENT COATINGS

1. A reactive silicone polymer having the following structure:
wherein:
c is an integer ranging from 10 to 25;
R? is a mixture of:
a) an alkyl having the following structure:
—(CH2)xCH3
wherein:
x is an integer ranging from 7 to 21;
and
b) a silane having a structure selected from the group consisting of
i. —CH2CH2Si(OCH3)3
ii. —CH2CH2Si(OCH2CH3)3.

US Pat. No. 10,167,409

METHOD AND APPRATUS FOR MANUFACTURE OF 3D OBJECTS

MASSIVIT 3D PRINTING TECH...

1. A pseudoplastic material configured for printing of cantilevered three-dimensional objects in an uncured form comprising an uncured composition formulated from:30-70 weight-% of at least one curable oligomer;
30-70 weight-% of at least one reactive diluent;
0.2-7 weight-% of at least one curing agent;
1-10 weight-% of at least one rheology modifier; and
0-30 weight-% of at least one performance additive/filler, wherein the pseudoplastic material is formulated to form the cantilevered three-dimensional objects by extruding in image wise manner a first portion of the pseudoplastic material and successively extruding in image wise manner a second portion upon previously extruded portion, such that the second portion due to gravitational force slides over the first portion to form a large contact surface between the first extruded portion and the second extruded portion and wherein a large contact surface contributes to strength of a bond between the first and second portions.

US Pat. No. 10,167,401

IMAGE FORMING METHOD

KONICA MINOLTA, INC., To...

1. An image forming method, comprising:preparing an actinic radiation-curable inkjet ink containing a radical polymerizable compound, a photopolymerization initiator, a gelling agent, and a nucleating agent;
discharging, from a nozzle of an inkjet head, a droplet of the actinic radiation-curable inkjet ink to cause the droplet to land on a surface of a recording medium; and
curing the droplet by irradiating the droplet having been caused to land on the recording medium with actinic radiation, wherein the gelling agent contains, in a molecular structure thereof, a polar group, and a C15-26 alkyl group,
the nucleating agent is a (poly)glycerin fatty acid ester, and
an oxygen concentration in an atmosphere where irradiation with the actinic radiation is conducted is less than 20 vol %.

US Pat. No. 10,167,396

LOW SMOKE FIRE-RESISTANT OPTICAL RIBBON

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. An optical fiber ribbon cable, comprising:a cable jacket having an interior surface defining a central bore;
at least one buffer tube located in the central bore of the cable jacket;
at least one optical fiber ribbon disposed within the at least one buffer tube, the at least one optical fiber ribbon comprising:
a plurality of optical fibers;
a polymer matrix surrounding the plurality of optical fibers; and
a low-smoke, flame retardant (LSFR) coating surrounding the polymer matrix;
wherein the LSFR coating includes from 25 to 65% by weight of an inorganic, halogen-free flame retardant filler dispersed in a curable acrylate medium; and
wherein the inorganic, halogen-free flame retardant filler is comprised of particles that have, on average, a maximum outer dimension of 5 microns.

US Pat. No. 10,167,394

CORROSION-INHIBITING SOL-GEL COATING SYSTEMS AND METHODS

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A corrosion-inhibiting coating material bonded to a metal substrate, the coating material comprising:a corrosion-inhibiting compound that is insoluble in water and is a polymer of 2,5-dimercapto-1,3,4-thiadiazole, wherein the polymer of 2,5-dimercapto-1,3,4-thiadiazole includes at least one disulfide group; and
a zirconium-based sol-gel bonded to the metal substrate, wherein the zirconium-based sol-gel is formed from an aqueous sol solution containing an emulsion of the corrosion-inhibiting compound;
wherein the corrosion-inhibiting compound is contained within the zirconium-based sol-gel.

US Pat. No. 10,167,392

COMPOSITIONS OF COATED DIAMOND NANOPARTICLES, METHODS OF FORMING COATED DIAMOND NANOPARTICLES, AND METHODS OF FORMING COATINGS

Baker Hughes Incorporated...

1. A composition, comprising:a plurality of coated diamond nanoparticles dispersed in water, each diamond nanoparticle having at least one silane functional group covalently bonded directly to a surface thereof, the at least one silane functional group selected from the group consisting of halogen-substituted silanes and alkoxysilanes.

US Pat. No. 10,167,374

METHOD FOR RECOVERING ORGANIC FIBERS FROM A COMPOSITE MATERIAL

UNIVERSITY DE BORDEAUX, ...

1. A method for recovering organic fibers from a composite material comprising a polymer matrix and organic fibers, the method comprising the following steps:providing a solution comprising a mixture of water and alcohol;
disposing the composite material inside a reactor;
placing the mixture in contact with said composite material in order to carry out a solvolysis reaction of said polymer matrix of said composite material;
recovering said organic fibers;
wherein said organic fibers are selected from aramid fibers, plant fibers and any mixture thereof;
wherein the pressure and temperature in said reactor are adjusted so as to fall within the homogeneous subcritical region of the phase diagram, within the supercritical region, or within 50° C. of the critical temperature and within 50 bar of the critical pressure;
wherein said temperature is below the degradation temperature of the organic fibers and is set to at most 300° C.; and
wherein said mixture of water and alcohol has a water/alcohol volume ratio of between 50:50 and 75:25.

US Pat. No. 10,167,358

PROCESS FOR MODIFYING ISOCYANATES WITH USE OF CYCLIC AMMONIUM SALTS AS CATALYST

COVESTRO DEUTSCHLAND AG, ...

1. A process for modifying isocyanates, in which at least one organic isocyanate having an NCO functionality of >1 is oligomerized in the presence of at least one catalyst, characterized in that the catalyst comprises at least one cyclic ammonium salt having a cation of the formula I as catalysts for the isocyanate modification,wherein the N-substituents R1 and R2 are mutually independently identical or different aliphatic, cycloaliphatic, aromatic or araliphatic C1-C20 radicals, which are saturated or unsaturated, linear or branched, optionally substituted and/or interrupted by heteroatoms from the group of oxygen, sulfur and nitrogen and Y is a substituted or unsubstituted, linear or branched C2-C20 segment optionally interrupted by heteroatoms from the group of oxygen, sulfur, nitrogen and also by aromatic rings, and optionally comprising further rings.

US Pat. No. 10,167,355

CATALYST SYSTEM FOR PRODUCING POLYETHYLENE COPOLYMERS IN A HIGH TEMPERATURE SOLUTION POLYMERIZATION PROCESS

BOREALIS AG, Vienna (AT)...

1. A catalyst system comprising:(i) a metallocene complex of formula (I)
whereinM is Zr;
each X is independently chlorine or a methyl radical;
L is a bridge of the formula —SiR82—, wherein both R8 are the same C1-C10-hydrocarbyl or C6-C10 aryl group;
n is 1 or 2;
R1 and R1? are the same or are different and are a linear or branched C1-C6-alkyl group;
R2 and R2? are the same or are different and are a CH2-R9 group, with R9 being H or linear or branched C1-C6-alkyl group;
R5 is H or a linear or branched C1-C6-alkyl group or an OR group, wherein R is a C1-C6-alkyl group;
R5? is a linear or branched C1-C6-alkyl group or an OR group, wherein R is a C1-C6-alkyl group;
R6 and R6? are the same or are different and are H or a C(R10)3 group, with R10 being the same or different and R10 is H or a linear or branched C1-C6-alkyl group;
or R5 and R6 and/or R5? and R6? taken together form an unsubstituted 4-7 membered ring condensed to the benzene ring of the indenyl moiety;
with the proviso that at least one of R5 and R6 or R5? and R6? together form an unsubstituted 4-7 membered ring condensed to a benzene ring of the indenyl moiety;
with the proviso that when R5 and R6 as well as R5? and R6? taken together form an unsubstituted 5 membered ring condensed to the benzene ring of the indenyl moiety then R2 and R2? are not a C1-alkyl group; and
R7 and R7? are the same or are different and are H or a linear or branched C1-C6-alkyl group;
(ii) an aluminoxane cocatalyst, wherein the aluminoxane cocatalyst is methyl aluminoxane; and
(iii) a boron containing cocatalyst comprising an anion of formula:
(Z)4B?  (III)
where Z is an optionally substituted phenyl derivative, said substituent being a halo-C1-6-alkyl or halo group.

US Pat. No. 10,167,319

CAGED CELL PENETRATING PEPTIDE-POLYMER CONJUGATES FOR DIAGNOSTIC AND THERAPEUTIC APPLICATIONS

1. A caged cell penetrating peptide (cCPP)-macromolecular carrier conjugate of formula 1:
wherein
x, y, u, and z are independently percentages of the respective element composition of the conjugate, wherein x is present from 0.05%-50%, y is present from 0-50%, u is present from 0-50% and z is present from 0-50%;
P is a caged cell penetrating peptide, wherein the amino acid sequence of the cell penetrating peptide comprises the amino acid sequence KRRMKWKK;
M is a macromolecular carrier molecule consisting of underivatized monomers selected from the group consisting of N (2-hydroxypropyl)methacrylamide (HPMA), N-methylacrylamide, N,N-dialkylacrylamides, acrylic acid, polyethylene glycol, methacrylic acid, polyamino acids, polysaccharides, polyvinyl pyrrolidone-maleic anhydride polymers, polylactic-co-glycolic acid, and combinations thereof;
D is a detectable agent or a therapeutic agent, or a combination thereof, wherein said detectable agent is fluorescent, radioactive, luminescent or electron dense, and wherein said therapeutic agent is a toxin, a chemotherapeutic agent, D(KLAKLAK)2, KLAK, a radioisotope, an antimetabolite, a microtubule inhibitor, or a combination thereof; and
J and K are spacer molecules.

US Pat. No. 10,167,314

METHODS OF TREATING DEPRESSION AND OTHER RELATED DISEASES

Northwestern University, ...

1. A method for treating a patient suffering from postpartum depression comprising administering to said patient an effective amount of a GLYX-13 peptide represented by formula:or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,167,310

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING INTERLEUKIN RECEPTOR ANTAGONIST (IRA)

ESTAR TECHNOLOGIES LTD, ...

1. A system for preparing autologous IL-1RA cytokine comprising:a. a blood collection tube;
b. a tube cover adapted to be received over an open end of the blood collection tube for maintaining said tube closed;
c. a portion of separation gel in the blood collection tube;
d. an anticoagulant portion in the blood collection tube;
e. a plasma collection syringe comprising a sharp needle configured to be inserted into the blood collection tube;
f. a buffy coat collection syringe configured to be inserted into the blood collection tube; and
g. an incubation tube separate from said blood collection tube with a cover, said incubation tube comprising washed and pretreated borosilicate glass beads in a size range of about 0.5-5 mm and adapted to receive contents of the buffy coat collection syringe removed from the blood collection tube;
wherein said blood collection tube is a vacuum tube; said separation gel and said anticoagulant are in said vacuum tube; said separation gel is adapted as a barrier and as a separating element between separation tractions;
further wherein said blood collection tube is adapted such that, when containing whole blood, after centrifugation yields separation fractions comprising, a first fraction of red blood cells sediment, a second fraction of said separation gel, a third fraction comprising white blood cells and platelets, and a fourth fraction of plasma solution.

US Pat. No. 10,167,300

METALLOENZYME INHIBITOR COMPOUNDS AS FUNGICIDES

Dow AgroSciences LLC, In...

1. A compound of Formula I, or salt thereof, wherein:
Z is optionally substituted 5-pyrimidinyl, optionally substituted 4-pyrimidinyl, optionally substituted oxazolyl, optionally substituted 3-pyridinyl, optionally substituted 4-pyridinyl, or tetrazolyl;
n is 0 or 1;
R1 is alkyl, alkynyl, haloalkyl, aryl, or heteroaryl, each optionally substituted with 0, 1, 2 or 3 independent R4;
R2 is aryl, heteroaryl aryloxy, heteroaryloxy, arylalkynyl, heteroarylalkynyl, arylalkyl, heteroarylalkyl, arylalkoxy, heteroarylalkoxy, aryloxyalkyl, or heteroaryloxyalkyl wherein each aryl or heteroaryl is optionally substituted with 0, 1, 2 or 3 independent R4;
R3 is independently H, alkyl, aryl, substituted aryl, heteroaryl, arylalkyl, or heteroarylalkyl, —C(O)alkyl, —C(O)aryl, —Si(alkyl)3, each optionally substituted with 0, 1, 2 or 3 independent R4;
R4 is independently aryl, heteroaryl, alkyl, thioalkyl, cyano, haloalkyl, cyanoalkyl, hydroxy, alkoxy, halo, haloalkoxy, —C(O)alkyl, —C(O)OH, —C(O)Oalkyl, —SCF3, —SF5, —SCN, or SO2(alkyl), —Si(alkyl)3, or oxime; and
R5-R7 are independently selected from the group consisting of H, alkyl, alkoxy, halo, and haloalkyl.

US Pat. No. 10,167,297

SUBSTITUTED PYRIDINE COMPOUNDS HAVING HERBICIDAL ACTIVITY

BASF SE, Ludwigshafen (D...

1. A compound of the formula I
wherein
R is hydroxyl or O—RA where RA is C1-C-8-alkyl, C2-C8-alkenyl, C2-C8-alkynyl, C1-C8-alkylcarbonyl-, C3-C6-cycloalkylcarbonyl-, C1-C8-alkoxycarbonyl-, C1-C8-alkylthiocarbonyl-, C1-C8-alkoxycarbonyloxy-C1-C3-alkyl-, C1-C8-alkylcarbonyloxy-C1-C3-alkyl-, tri(C1-C4-alkyl)silyl-, C1-C8-alkyl-S(O)n—, aryl-S(O)n—, aryl-C1-C4-alkyl- or arylcarbonyl-, where the aryl moiety is unsubstituted or substituted by one to five Ra and each Ra is independently halogen, nitro, cyano, C1-C8-alkyl, C1-C6-haloalkyl, C1-C8-alkoxy, C1-C8-haloalkoxy, or C1-C4-alkyl-S(O)n—;
R1 and R2 independently of one another are halogen, cyano, nitro, C1-C6-alkyl, C3-C6-cycloalkyl, C1-C6-haloalkyl, C1-C6-alkoxy, C1-C6-haloalkoxy, C1-C6-alkoxy-C1-C4-alkyl-, C1-C6-haloalkoxy-C1-C4-alkyl-, C3-C6-cycloalkyl-C1-C3-alkyl-, C3-C6-cycloakyl-C1-C3-alkoxy-, C1-C6-alkoxy-C2-C6-alkoxy-, C1-C6-alkoxy-C2-C6-alkoxy-C1-C3-alkyl-, C1-C6-alkylthio-, C1-C6-haloalkylthio-, C1-C6-alkylsulfonyl-, C1-C6-haloalkylsulfonyl-, C1-C3-alkylaminosulfonyl-, C1-C3-dialkylaminosulfonyl-, C1-C3-alkylamino-sulfonyl-C1-C3-alkyl-, C1-C3-dialkylamino-sulfonyl-C1-C3-alkyl-, C1-C3-alkylcarbonylamino-, N—C1-C3-alkyl-N—C1-C3-alkylcarbonylamino-, C1-C3-alkylsulfonylamino-, N—C1-C3-alkyl-N—C1-C3-alkylsulfonylamino-, C1-C3-alkylsulfonylamino-C1-C3-alkyl-, C1-C3-alkylaminocarbonyl-C1-C3-alkyl-, C1-C3-dialkylaminocarbonyl-C1-C3-alkyl-, N—C1-C3-alkylcarbonyl-N—C1-C3-alkylamino-C1-C3-alkyl-, N—C1-C3-alkylsulfonyl-N—C1-C3-alkylamino-C1-C3-alkyl-, C1-C3-alkylcarbonylamino-C1-C3-alkyl-, Z-heterocyclyl or Z-heterocyclyloxy wherein said heterocyclyls are 5- or 6-membered heterocyclyls containing 1, 2 or 3 heteroatoms selected from the group consisting of O, N and S, and are unsubstituted or partially or fully substituted by substituents selected from the group consisting of halogen, C1-C3-alkyl, C3-C6-cycloalkyl, C1-C3-haloalkyl, C1-C3-alkoxy, C1-C3-haloalkoxy, C1-C6-alkyl-S(O)n—, cyano, nitro and phenyl;
R3 is hydrogen;
R4 is hydrogen or halogen;
R5, R6, and R7 independently of one another are hydrogen, halogen or C1-C4-alkyl;
Rx, Ry independently of one another are hydrogen, C1-C5-alkyl, C2-C5-alkenyl, C2-C5-alkynyl, C1-C5-haloalkyl, C1-C2-alkoxy-C1-C2-alkyl- or halogen; or
Rx and Ry are together a C2-C5-alkylene or C2-C5-alkenylene chain and form a 3-, 4-, 5- or 6-membered saturated, partially unsaturated or fully unsaturated monocyclic ring together with the carbon atom they are bonded to, wherein 1 or 2 of any of the CH2 or CH groups in the C2-C5-alkylene or C2-C5-alkenylene chain may be replaced by 1 or 2 heteroatoms independently selected from O or S;
R8 is H, C1-C4-alkyl, C1-C4-haloalkyl, C1-C4-alkoxy-C1-C4-alkyl, C3-C6-cycloalkyl or C2-C6-alkenyl;
R9 is C1-C4-alkyl, C1-C4-haloalkyl, C1-C6-alkoxy-, hydroxy-C1-C4-alkyl, C1-C6-haloalkoxy, C1-C6-alkoxy-C1-C4-alkyl-, C1-C6-alkoxy-C2-C6-alkoxy-, C1-C6-alkoxy-C2-C6-alkoxy-C1-C3-alkyl-, C3-C6-cycloalkyl, C1-C3-alkyl-C3-C6-cycloalkyl-, C3-C6-cycloalkyl-C1-C3-alkyl-, C3-C6-cycloalkyloxy-, C3-C6-cycloakyl-C1-C3-alkoxy-, C2-C6-alkenyl, C2-C6-alkenyloxy-, amino, C1-C4-alkylamino-, C2-C6-alkenylamino, C1-C4-dialkylamino-, C3-C6-cycloalkylamino-, or aryl being unsubstituted or substituted by one to five Ra and each Ra being independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, nitro, cyano, C1-C8-alkyl, C1-C6-haloalkyl, C1-C8-alkoxy, C1-C8-haloalkoxy and C1-C4-alkyl-S(O)n—; or R9 is a nitrogen-containing ring selected from the group consisting of aziridine, azetidine, pyrrolidine and piperidine, wherein each of said nitrogen-containing rings is bonded via its nitrogen atom to the carbon atom of the N—C?O group;
or R8 and R9 form together with the N—C?O group to which they are attached a heterocyclic ring of the formula (A1) or (A2)

wherein
each # denotes the bonding site to the remainder of the formula I;
X1, X3, X4, X5 and X7 are independently from one another O or CR10R11 with the proviso that only one of X1 and X3 in the formula (A1) and only one of X4, X5 and X7 in the formula (A2) is O;
X2 and X6 are CR10R11, and wherein R10 and R11 in each of the aforementioned groups CR10R11 are independently of one another hydrogen or C1-C4-alkyl;
Z is independently a covalent bond or C1-C4-alkylene;
n is independently 0, 1 or 2;
or an agriculturally suitable salt or N-oxide thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,167,296

SULFOXIMINE SUBSTITUTED QUINAZOLINES FOR PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS

EVOTEC INTERNATIONAL GMBH...

1. A compound of formula (I)
wherein
Ar is selected from the group consisting of:

wherein X is CH or N;
R5 is H, halogen or CN; and
R4 is selected from the group consisting of C1-6-alkyl, C3-7-cycloalkyl, heterocyclyl, —(CH2)1-3—C(?O)—NH—(C1-5-alkyl) and —(CH2)1-3—C(?O)—N(CH3)—(C1-5-alkyl);
wherein each alkyl or cycloalkyl group of R4 is optionally substituted with one or more F or one CN, OH or CF3;
wherein each heterocyclyl is optionally substituted with one or more F and/or one OH or —O—(C1-3-alkyl); or
R4 is selected from the group consisting of:

R1 is halogen, C1-3-alkyl or —O—(C1-3-alkyl);
R2 is selected from the group consisting of OH, —O—(C1-6-alkyl), —O—(CH2)1-3—(C3-7-cycloalkyl), —O—(CH2)1-3—O—(C1-3-alkyl), —O-heterocyclyl and —O—(CH2)2-4-heterocyclyl,
wherein in the definition of R2, each heterocyclyl is optionally substituted with one C1-3-alkyl group, and wherein one CH2 group of said heterocyclyl of R2 may be replaced with a carbonyl group;
R3 is selected from the group consisting of:

wherein R6 is C1-2-alkyl;
R7 is C1-5-alkyl, C3-7-cycloalkyl or heterocyclyl,
wherein the alkyl group of R7 is optionally substituted with one or more F or with one OH or —O—(C1-3-alkyl), and
wherein the heterocyclyl group of R7 is tetrahydropyranyl; and
or wherein R6 and R7 together with the sulfur atom to which they are attached form a 4- to 7-membered saturated or partly unsaturated heterocycle that may be substituted in any position not adjacent to the sulfur atom by one or two F, OH or —O—(C1-3-alkyl) or by one or two C1-3-alkyl and that further to the sulfur atom may contain one additional heteroatom selected from the group consisting of O, S and NRN,
wherein RN is H or C1-3-alkyl,
wherein, if not otherwise specified, each alkyl group in the above definitions is linear or branched and may be substituted with one to three F;or a salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,167,295

ANALGESIC COMPOUNDS AND METHODS OF USE

The Regents of the Univer...

1. A method of producing sexually dimorphic analgesia in a male subject in need thereof, the method comprising administering to the male subject a therapeutically effective amount of a compound having the formula:
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof; wherein R4 is hydrogen or methyl; R5 is —C(O)-L1-R3; L1 is a bond, —CH2—, —CH2CH2—, or —CH2CH2CH2—; and R3 is (i) an unsubstituted 5-membered heterocyloalkyl; (ii) an unsubstituted 6-membered heterocycloalkyl; (iii) a 5-membered heterocyloalkyl substituted with one or two substituents selected from the group consisting of ?O, halogen, —OH, —NH2, —SH, —C(O)OH, —C(O)NH2, —CF3, —CCl3, —CN, —N3, an unsubstituted C1-C8 alkyl, and benzyl; or (iv) a 6-membered heterocycloalkyl.

US Pat. No. 10,167,292

BENZODIAZEPINES AS BROMODOMAIN INHIBITORS

Catalyst Therapeutics Pty...

1. A compound of Formula I or a pharmaceutically acceptable derivative, polymorph, salt or prodrug thereof
wherein:
R1 is selected from the group consisting of H, C1-4alkyl, CF3, CF2H, C1-4alkylXH, C1-4alkylOCOR5; wherein X?O, S;
R2 is 0-3 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of C1-4alkyl, CN, Cl, Br, I, C3-10heterocyclyl, OC1-4alkyl, C5-10heteroaryl, C1-4alkylC6-10aryl, C1-4alkylC5-10heteroaryl, hydroxyl, nitro, COR6, CO2R6, CONR5R6, CONHSO2R5, SO2NHCOR5, CONR5OR6, C1-4alkylNR5R6, C1-4alkylOR6, NR5R6, NR5COR6, NR7CONR5R6 and NR5CO2R6;
R3 is selected from the group consisting of C1-4alkyl, C3-10cycloalkyl, C3-10heterocyclyl, C6-10aryl, C1-4alkylC6-10 aryl;
R4 is 1 to 2 groups on the same or adjacent carbons selected from oxo, C1-4alkyl, C1-4alkylOH, C1-4alkylOCOR5, C1-4alkylCONR5R6, C1-4alkylC6-10aryl, C1-4alkylC5-10heteroaryl;
R5 and R6 are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1-4alkyl, C3-10cycloalkyl, C3-10heterocyclyl, C6-10aryl, C5-10heteroaryl, C1-4alkylC6-10aryl and C1-4alkylC5-10heteroaryl;
alternatively R5 and R6 are bound to the same atom and form an optionally substituted ring that is 4 to 10 carbon atoms in size wherein optionally one or more carbon atoms are replaced with O, S, S(O), SO2, or NR7; and
R7 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen and C1-4alkyl
and further wherein, unless otherwise stated, each alkyl, cycloalkyl, heterocycyl, heteroaryl, and aryl is optionally substituted.

US Pat. No. 10,167,271

FLUOROQUINOLONE CARBOXYLIC ACID COMPOUNDS AND USE THEREOF FOR THE PREPARATION OF BESIFLOXACIN HYDROCHLORIDE

MANKIND PHARMA LTD, (IN)...

1. Fluoroquinolone carboxylic acid compounds of Formula-I, and salts thereof:
wherein, R is hydrogen or a halogen.

US Pat. No. 10,167,260

2-AMINOPYRIDINE-BASED SELECTIVE NEURONAL NITRIC OXIDE SYNTHASE INHIBITORS

Northwestern University, ...

1. A compound selected from compounds of a formulawherein X is selected from N and CH; L is selected from (OCH2)n and CH2NH(CH2)n moieties, and n is an integer selected from 1-3; and R1 is selected from amino, pyridin-2-yl, pyridin-4-yl, piperidin-4-yl, phenyl, fluorophenyl and chlorophenyl moieties, and salts thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,167,256

PSYCHOTROPHIC AGENTS AND USES THEREOF

LB PHARMACEUTICALS INC., ...

1. A compound of Formula I:
including pharmaceutically acceptable salts and stereoisomers thereof, wherein:
R1 is

 and
X and Z are the same or different and independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, cycloalkyl, cycloalkylalkyl, heterocyclyl, heterocyclylalkyl, aryl, arylalkyl, heteroarylalkyl, and heteroaryl, optionally the alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, cycloalkyl, cycloalkylalkyl, heterocyclyl, heterocyclylalkyl, aryl, arylalkyl, heteroarylalkyl, and heteroaryl groups are further substituted with one or more substitution groups selected from the group consisting of halogens, chlorine, bromine, fluorine, amines, hydroxy groups, carboxylic acids, nitro groups, carbonyl and other alkyl and aryl groups as defined herein; with the proviso that at least one of X and Z is not hydrogen.

US Pat. No. 10,167,254

IDO INHIBITORS

Bristol-Myers Squibb Comp...

1. A method for treating a cancer that is melanoma, lung cancer, head cancer, neck cancer, renal cell carcinoma, or bladder cancer in a human in need of such treatment comprising administering to said human a therapeutically effective amount of a compound according to formula (I)
wherein:
Y is N, CH or CF;
V is N, CH or CF;
R1 is —COOH, —COOC1-C6 alkyl, —CONH2, —CN, optionally substituted 5 or 6 membered heterocyclyl having 1-4 ring vertices independently selected from O, N, S, 5 or 6 membered optionally substituted heteroaryl having 1-4 ring vertices independently selected from O, N, S, —NHCONHR13, —CONHSO2R14, —CONHCOR13, —SO2NHCOR13, —CONR13, —CONHSO2NR13R14, —SO2NHR13, —NHCONHSO2R13, —CHCF3OH, —COCF3, —CR2R3OH, or —NHSO2R13;
R13 is H, optionally substituted C1-C10 alkyl, optionally substituted C3-C8 cycloalkyl, optionally substituted C2-C10 alkenyl, optionally substituted C2-C10 alkynyl, optionally substituted 5-6 membered heterocyclyl having 1-4 ring vertices independently selected from O, N, S, optionally substituted phenyl, or optionally substituted 5-6 membered heteroaryl having 1-4 ring vertices independently selected from O, N, S;
R14 is H, optionally substituted C1-C10 alkyl, phenyl, or C3-8 cycloalkyl;
R2 and R3 are independently -hydrogen, optionally substituted C1-C10 alkyl, optionally substituted C3-8 cycloalkyl, or optionally substituted phenyl; or
R2 and R3 are taken together with the carbon to which they are attached to form an optionally substituted 3- to 6-membered carbocyclic or heterocyclic ring;
R4 and R5 are independently H, optionally substituted C1-C10 alkyl, optionally substituted C1-C10-alkoxy-C1-C10-alkyl, optionally substituted C1-C10 alkoxy, optionally substituted aryl, optionally substituted aryl-C1-C10-alkyl, optionally substituted 5- to 8-membered heteroaryl containing 0-3 heteroatoms selected form N, S and O, optionally substituted C3-C8 cycloalkyl or optionally substituted heterocyclyl containing 0-3 heteroatoms selected form N, S and O; or
R4 and R5 are taken together with the nitrogen to which they are attached to form a 4- to 8-membered optionally substituted heterocyclic ring containing 0-3 additional heteroatoms selected from —N—, —S— and —O—; or
R4 and R5 are taken together with the nitrogen to which they are attached to form a 6- to 10-membered optionally substituted heterobicyclic ring containing 0-3 additional heteroatoms selected from —N—, —S—, and —O—;
R6 is optionally substituted 5 or 6 membered aryl, optionally substituted 5 or 6 membered heteroaryl having 1 to 4 ring vertices independently selected from O, N, S, optionally substituted C3-C8 cycloalkyl optionally substituted 9 to 10 membered fused bicyclic heterocyclyl having 1 to 4 ring vertices independently selected from O, N, S, 9 to 10 membered fused bicyclic heteroaryl having 1 to 4 ring vertices independently selected from O, N, S or —COR7;
R7 is optionally substituted —CR2R3-5 or 6 membered aryl, optionally substituted —CR2R3-5 or 6 membered heteroaryl, —CR2R3-3 to 6 membered heterocyclyl, optionally substituted 5 or 6 membered aryl, optionally substituted 5 or 6 membered heteroaryl, optionally substituted C3-C8 cycloalkyl, or optionally substituted 3 to 6 membered heterocyclyl; and
Rx and Ry are each independently H, optionally substituted C1-C10 alkyl, optionally substituted C1-C10 alkoxy, or optionally substituted C3-C8 cycloalkyl; or
Rx and Ry are taken together with the carbon to which they are attached to form a 3- to 7-membered heterocyclic ring containing 0-3 additional heteroatoms selected from —N—, —S— and —O—;
and/or a stereoisomer, a tautomer or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,167,246

PREPARATIVE METHOD FOR CARBOXYLIC ACIDS

ZHEJIANG ZHUJI UNITED CHE...

1. A preparative method for carboxylic acids, wherein compounds (II) are reacted in the presence of hydrogen peroxide and base to produce target products (I), the reaction scheme is shown as below:
wherein R1 is an aryl, a pyridyl, a pyrimidyl, a pyridazinyl, a pyrazinyl, a benzothienyl, a benzofuranyl, a quinolinyl, an isoquinolinyl, a thiadiazolyl, a C1-6 alkyl, a C3-6 cycloalkyl, a C2-6 alkenyl, or C2-6 alkynyl; R2 is an alkoxycarbonyl, an alkylaminocarbonyl, an aminocarbonyl, an alkylthiolcarbonyl, a cyano, a sulfonyl, a sulfinyl, an aldehyde, or a nitro, R3 is an alkoxycarbonyl, an alkyl amido carbonyl, an aminocarbonyl, a cyano, a sulfonyl, a sulfinyl, or a nitro.

US Pat. No. 10,167,244

METHOD FOR HYDROFORMYLATING CYCLOOCTADIENE USING 2-(ANTHRACEN-9-YLOXY)-4,4,5,5-TETRAMETHYL-1,3,2-DIOXAPHOSPHOLANE

EVONIK DEGUSSA GMBH, Ess...

1. A method for hydroformylating cyclooctadiene, comprising the method steps of:a) initially charging cyclooctadiene;
b) adding a complex comprising:
a metal atom selected from: Rh, Ru, Co, Ir, and
a ligand having the structure (1):

or
adding a precursor complex comprising a metal atom selected from: Rh, Ru, Co, Ir, and a compound having the structure (1):

c) feeding in H2 and CO,
d) heating the reaction mixture, wherein the cyclooctadiene is converted to an aldehyde.

US Pat. No. 10,167,175

CLAMPING APPARATUS

1. A beam clamping and supporting apparatus, comprising:a first yoke defining a first wedge slot transversely extending across an upper portion of the first yoke, the first yoke comprising a first inwardly extending support arm defining a first beam support surface;
a second yoke defining a second wedge slot transversely extending across an upper portion of the second yoke, the second yoke pivotally coupled to the first yoke with a pivot member extending through the first and second yokes above the first and second wedge slots and having a second support arm inwardly extending toward and laterally spaced from the first support arm, the first and second support arms defining a space for receiving a portion of an elongate beam therein between with the second support arm defining a second support surface, the first and second support surfaces extending under and supporting the portion of the elongate beam when coupled thereto when the first and second wedge slots are substantially aligned; and
a wedge extending through the first and second wedge slots when the first and second wedge slots are substantially aligned, the wedge transversely extending relative to the first and second yokes and substantially parallel to the pivot member so as to be in alignment with a long axis of the beam thereby holding the beam between a bottom surface of the wedge and the first and second support surfaces of the first and second support arms, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,167,135

SINGLE-PORTION PACKAGE, SYSTEM AND PROCESS FOR PREPARING LIQUID PRODUCTS BASED UPON SAID SINGLE-PORTION PACKAGES

MITACA S.r.l., Robecchet...

1. A single-portion package for preparing a liquid product, comprising:a top wall, a side wall and a base wall together defining an internal volume within which there is disposed a flow distribution element in the form of a disc-like circumferential element with a plurality of spaced flow passageways so as to divide said internal volume into a first free space next to said top wall for receiving a fluid to be distributed by means of said flow distribution element, and a second compartment space for storing at least one substance to be extracted by means of said fluid flowing through and being distributed by said flow distribution element,
wherein an outer peripheral portion of said flow distribution element is, depending on a defined liquid pressure acting in said first space upon said flow distribution element, movably retained in different positions with reference to and along said sidewall;
wherein said peripheral portion of said flow distribution element is adapted so as to be movably retained at least in a region of said sidewall including a first distance relative to the base wall, and also including a smaller distance relative to the base wall by means of a pressure-fit interaction, at least liquid tight, between at least part of said peripheral portion and the side wall, said flow distribution element being initially disposed at a first position at said first distance thereby confining without compressing said substance in said second space;
wherein said distribution element (4) is provided in a material of regular thickness in the central portion thereof; and
wherein said peripheral portion is provided with a side engagement portion configured to form a shoulder-like projection extending along at least part of the outer extension of the flow distribution element and with an increased thickness along at least part of its extension relative to the rest of said peripheral portion, for interacting in a movable pressure-fit manner with said sidewall at least in the region including said distances relative to the base wall.

US Pat. No. 10,167,132

ELEVATING LIFT DISPENSER AND CONTAINER

1. A container comprising:a canister defining a canister interior cavity, the canister having at least one interior sidewall and a canister top opening defined by a canister upper lip and a canister opening diameter, and wherein the canister includes at least one engagement feature that comprises a groove formed in the canister interior sidewall that is either a substantially helical groove or a substantially longitudinal groove;
a lift having one or more lift projections extending therefrom, the lift structured to hold contents and be movable vertically with the container; and
an operator comprising an operator main body portion which defines an operator interior cavity and an operator main body portion outside diameter, the operator having a gripping ring disposed at a first end of the operator and further structured to be gripped to rotate the operator within the canister to move the lift vertically, wherein the operator includes at least one operator engagement feature that comprises a slot formed though the operator main body portion, wherein the at least one operator feature comprises a substantially helical slot when the at least one canister engagement feature comprises a substantially longitudinal groove and wherein the at least one operator feature comprises a substantially longitudinal slot when the at least one canister engagement feature comprises a substantially helical groove;
wherein the lift is received in the operator interior cavity and the operator main body portion is received within the canister interior cavity such that each of the one or more lift projections extend through a respective operator engagement feature into a respective canister engagement feature to allow the lift to move vertically within the container;
wherein the canister inside diameter and the operator main body portion outside diameter are selected such that the operator main body portion when received within the canister interior cavity is close enough to the interior sidewall of the canister to enable each of the one or more lift projections to extend through the respective operator engagement feature into the respective canister engagement feature; and
wherein rotation of the operator relative to the operator relative to the canister causes the one or more lift projections to travel along the respective canister engagement features and the respective operator engagement features to thereby move the lift in a vertical direction within the operator main body portion.

US Pat. No. 10,167,071

DUAL DIFFERENTIAL RUDDER SYSTEM

Townsend Marine Design, I...

1. A dual differential rudder system for steering a marine vehicle, the rudder system comprising:a port side differential rudder system comprising:
a port side upper linkage assembly bar;
a port side lower linkage assembly bar;
a port side outside rudder; and
a port side inside rudder;
a starboard side differential rudder system comprising:
a starboard side upper linkage assembly bar;
a starboard side lower linkage assembly bar;
a starboard side outside rudder; and
a starboard side inside rudder,
wherein the port side differential rudder system is configured to turn the port side outside rudder at a different angle than the port side inside rudder angle, and the starboard side differential rudder system is configured to turn the starboard side outside rudder at a different angle than the starboard side inside rudder angle.

US Pat. No. 10,167,070

MARINE ELECTRIC POWER STEERING SYSTEM WITH CABLE ASSEMBLY

STEERING SOLUTIONS IP HOL...

1. A marine electric power steering system comprising:an actuator assembly having an actuator assembly input, an actuator assembly output, and an electric motor arranged to actuator the actuator assembly output, the actuator assembly input being operatively connected to a steering shaft that extends along a steering column axis;
a step down gear assembly, comprising:
a first gear driven by a second gear, and
a crank arm extending from the first gear, the crank arm is disposed transverse to the steering column axis; and
a cable assembly extending from an end of the crank arm to a steering device, in response to rotation of the steering shaft about the steering column axis, the actuator assembly output rotates the second gear, and the second gear rotates the first gear, such that the crank arm moves the cable assembly to move the steering device.

US Pat. No. 10,167,069

MOUNTING AND ACTUATION DEVICE

SIDESHIFT INC., Carleton...

1. A mounting and actuation device comprising:a mounting body adapted to mount the device to an external surface, the mounting body having a first end and a second end, at least one mounting surface, and a first side wall element and a second side wall element, the at least one mounting surface having an upper surface configured to abut the external surface, the at least one mounting surface further having a lower surface, the first side wall element downwardly projecting from the lower surface of the at least one mounting surface, the second side wall element downwardly projecting from the lower surface of the at least one mounting surface, the first side wall element having an inner surface and an outer surface, the second side wall element having an inner surface and an outer surface; and
an actuation arm operable for movement from a first stowed position to a second actuated position, the actuation arm operably connected to the mounting body at a first proximal end, the actuation arm having a second distal end, the second distal end having a mounting surface adapted to receive an accessory;
wherein the actuation arm is configured to be generally parallel to the external surface in the first stowed position.

US Pat. No. 10,167,068

APPARATUS FOR ROWING IN THE DIRECTION THE ROWER IS FACING

1. An apparatus for rowing in the direction the rower is facing, the apparatus comprising:a counteracting four-bar linkage system comprising:
a base frame, the base frame comprising first bearings and second bearings,
a grip lever, the grip lever having a grip lever axis and being a crank of the counteracting four-bar linkage system,
an oar lever, the oar lever having an oar lever axis and being a driven arm of the counteracting four-bar linkage system, and
a linkage,
a first bearing body mounted in the base frame via the first bearings and comprising a first main axle, the linkage being connected to the first bearing body, the oar lever being mounted in the first bearing body so as to be rotatable about the oar lever axis,
a second bearing body mounted in the base frame via the second bearings and comprising a second main axle, the grip lever being mounted in the second bearing body so as to be rotatable about the grip lever axis, the linkage being connected to the second bearing body,
a rotary drive at the first bearing body, the rotary drive comprising a first actuator rod, the first actuator rod being coaxial with the first main axle of the first bearing body, the oar lever being connected to the rotary drive,
a second actuator rod, the second actuator rod being actuated by the grip lever and being coaxial with the second main axle, and
a seesaw mounted on the base frame and having a first side and a second side, the second actuator rod engaging with the first side of the seesaw, the first actuator rod engaging with the second side of the seesaw,
wherein an actuation of the second actuator rod causes the seesaw to shift the first actuator rod.

US Pat. No. 10,167,065

AUXILIARY WAKE BALLAST SYSTEM

1. A system comprising:a primary ballast tank;
an auxiliary ballast tank; and
a Venturi valve having a fluid input channel, a first fluid output channel, and a second fluid output channel that outputs fluid at a pressure that is higher than that of the first fluid output channel,
wherein the first fluid output channel of the Venturi valve is coupled to the primary ballast tank for filling the primary ballast tank with fluid, and the second fluid output channel of the Venturi valve is coupled to the auxiliary ballast tank for filling the auxiliary ballast tank with fluid.

US Pat. No. 10,167,060

BUOYANT STRUCTURE WITH FRAME AND KEEL SECTION

1. A buoyant structure comprising:a. a hull having a main deck, the hull further comprising:
(i) a lower inwardly-tapering frustoconical side section that extends from the main deck;
(ii) a lower generally rounded section extending from the lower inwardly-tapering frustoconical side section;
(iii) a generally rounded keel;
b. a fin-shaped appendage secured to a lower and an outer portion of the exterior of the hull proximate the generally rounded keel;
c. a first frame extending from the generally rounded keel; and
d. a first keel extension connected to the first frame;
e. a plurality of support structures connected to a plurality of cross members, with a plurality of concentric supports connected to the plurality of cross members.

US Pat. No. 10,167,057

JET BOAT

YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIK...

11. A jet boat comprising:a hull;
a first jet propulsion unit provided to the hull, the first jet propulsion unit having a first steering deflector with a first propulsion axis, the first steering deflector being movable with respect to the hull;
a second jet propulsion unit provided to the hull, the second jet propulsion unit having a second steering deflector with a second propulsion axis, the second steering deflector being movable with respect to the hull; and
a user control switch operatively coupled to at least one of the first and second jet propulsion units to adjust a tilt of at least one of the first and second propulsion axes with respect to a vertical direction.

US Pat. No. 10,167,056

BICYCLE TRANSMISSION CONTROL APPARATUS

Shimano Inc., Osaka (JP)...

1. A bicycle transmission control apparatus comprising:a controller configured to operate a transmission to be operated according to a parameter representing a running state of a bicycle and a predetermined shifting condition,
the controller being further configured to set the predetermined shifting condition based on the parameter representing the running state of the bicycle and a tilt angle of the bicycle, the predetermined shifting condition including a threshold value related to the parameter representing the running state of the bicycle, and
the controller being further configured to set the predetermined shifting condition by changing the threshold value, the controller changing the threshold value based on changes of the bicycle running state when the tilt angle changes from a predetermined angle.

US Pat. No. 10,167,055

VARIABLY EXPANDING CHAIN TRANSMISSION

1. A transmission for a bicycle, comprising:(a) a rigid base plate for rotating about a central axis of rotation;
(b) a plurality of adjustment glide tracks attached between an outer portion of the rigid base plate and a central portion of the rigid base plate, each of the plurality of adjustment glide tracks comprising at least two locking notches;
(c) a plurality of gear segments, each one of the plurality of gear segments having a plurality of teeth for engaging a drive chain, each of the plurality of gear segments being attached to said rigid base plate to allow said plurality of gear segments to slide radially inward and outward along one of the plurality of adjustment glide tracks, and each one of the plurality of gear segments comprising a sliding pin for engaging the one of the plurality of adjustment glide tracks via one of the locking notches;
(d) a non-rotating control guide for engaging a sliding pin of each of the plurality of gear segments with one of the plurality of adjustment glide tracks, the non-rotating control guide comprising an inner plate and an outer plate, the inner plate and outer plate non-pivotably connected to the non-rotating control guide and adapted so that the inner plate urges the sliding pin of each of the plurality of gear segments toward the outer portion of the base plate and the outer plate urges the sliding pin of each of the plurality of gear segments toward the central portion of the base plate; and
(e) a control cable for movement of the non-rotating control guide by an operator of the bicycle,
wherein operation of the control cable moves the non-rotating control guide backward or forward for engaging a sliding pin of each of the plurality gear segments, moving each of the plurality of gear segments in a direction toward the outer portion of the rigid base plate or toward the central portion of the base plate and changing an effective radius of a curved path formed by the plurality of gear segments.

US Pat. No. 10,167,053

BICYCLE DRIVE UNIT

Shimano Inc., Osaka (JP)...

1. A bicycle drive unit comprising:a transmission having a plurality of gear shift stages; and
a motor configured to transmit torque to the transmission,
the transmission comprises
a first input side rotating body and a second input side rotating body rotatably disposed around a first rotational axis;
a first output side rotating body rotatably disposed around a second rotational axis that is parallel to the first rotational axis, and coupled to the first input side rotating body;
a second output side rotating body rotatably disposed around the second rotational axis and coupled to the second input side rotating body;
an output unit configured to receive rotation of the first output side rotating body and the second output side rotating body; and
a switching mechanism configured to switch between a first state in which the rotation of the first input side rotating body is transmitted to the output unit, and a second state in which the rotation of the second input side rotating body is transmitted to the output unit;
the output unit being configured to receive only torque from the motor via the first input side rotating body and the second input side rotating body, and
the output unit being configured such that torque outputted from the output unit merges with a manual drive force in a drive force transmission path from the output unit to a wheel.