US Pat. No. 10,337,345

BUCKET MOUNTED MULTI-STAGE TURBINE INTERSTAGE SEAL AND METHOD OF ASSEMBLY

GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY,...

1. A sealing system for a multi-stage turbine, the sealing system comprising:an interstage seal disposed circumferentially about a turbine rotor wheel assembly of the multi-stage turbine and extending axially between a forward turbine stage and an aft turbine stage of the multi-stage turbine, wherein the interstage seal comprises:
a plurality of near flow path seal segments, wherein each of the plurality of near flow path seal segments comprises:
outer seal surfaces and inner support faces extending from at least one downstream region of the forward turbine stage to at least one upstream region of the aft turbine stage such that substantially all the centrifugal load from the interstage seal is transferred to a plurality of forward stage buckets and a plurality of aft stage buckets; and
at least two support webs coupling the outer seal surfaces and the inner support faces,
wherein each of the plurality of near flow path seal segments extends from an angel wing region of the plurality of forward stage buckets to an angel wing region of the plurality of aft stage buckets, the inner support faces extend from the angel wing region of the plurality of forward stage buckets to the angel wing region of the plurality of aft stage buckets, an aft portion of the interstage seal and the plurality of aft stage buckets comprise a plurality of cooperatively engaged retention features enabling at least one of radial and circumferential constraining of the interstage seal, the plurality of cooperatively engaged retention features comprise a plurality of recessed roundcuts that allow locking with a plurality of protruding tabs located on an aft portion of the interstage seal; and
a forward stage turbine rotor wheel of the forward turbine stage and an aft stage turbine rotor wheel of the aft turbine stage, wherein the forward stage turbine rotor wheel comprises a plurality of dovetail slots configured for operatively coupling the plurality of forward stage buckets and the aft stage turbine rotor wheel comprises a plurality of dovetail slots configured for operatively coupling the plurality of aft stage buckets.

US Pat. No. 10,337,344

TURBOMACHINE WITH AN INGESTION SHIELD AND USE OF THE TURBOMACHINE

Siemens Aktiengesellschaf...

1. A turbomachine comprising:a stator comprising at least one stator component, with a guide vane component as a first one of the stator component and a stator ring as a second one of the stator component;
a rotor comprising at least one rotor component;
at least one working fluid channel for channeling a working fluid for driving the rotor, wherein the working fluid channel is bordered by the guide vane component and the rotor component,
a cavity located downstream of the guide vane component and upstream of the rotor component in respect of the flow of the working fluid in the working fluid channel,
at least one heat shield located in the cavity separating the cavity into a first cavity and a second cavity for reducing the working fluid ingress into the second cavity for protecting the stator ring and/or the rotor component from an erosive attack of the working fluid,
wherein the heat shield comprises an annular ring section that is mechanically fixed to the stator and that is disposed in an annular channel located between the stator ring and the guide vane component, and
wherein the heat shield comprises a consumable material of a lower grade than a material of the stator or of the rotor.

US Pat. No. 10,337,343

TURBINE COMPONENT SURFACE COOLING SYSTEM WITH PASSIVE FLOW MODULATION

General Electric Company,...

1. A system comprising:a cooling network within a turbine component, the cooling network including at least one passageway fluidly connected with a surface of the turbine component;
a cooling fluid source for providing a cooling fluid to the cooling network; and
a temperature-actuated flow modulating device mounted to the surface of the turbine component and fluidly connected with the cooling fluid source and the cooling network, the temperature-actuated flow modulating device configured to:
detect a temperature of an ambient air temperature proximate the turbine component; and
control a flow of the cooling fluid to the cooling network based upon the detected ambient air temperature,
wherein the temperature-actuated flow modulating device includes a valve sized to permit a fixed amount of flow of the cooling fluid based upon a baseline temperature condition, wherein the temperature-actuated flow modulating device is configured to permit a modified amount of flow of the cooling fluid to the cooling network in response to detecting the temperature of the ambient air exceeds the baseline temperature condition, and
wherein the temperature-actuated flow modulating device includes a ballast fluid configured to control a position of the valve, and responds to the ambient air temperature exceeding the baseline temperature condition by expanding the ballast fluid and modifying a position of the valve to permit the modified amount of flow of the cooling fluid to the cooling network.

US Pat. No. 10,337,341

ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURED AUGMENTOR VANE OF A GAS TURBINE ENGINE WITH ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURED FUEL LINE EXTENDING THERETHROUGH

United Technologies Corpo...

1. An augmentor vane assembly of a gas turbine engine, comprising:an additively manufactured augmentor vane that includes a vertical wall extending perpendicular with and radially between a radially inboard endwall and a radially outboard endwall to define therein an internal volume containing cooling air within the augmentor vane; and
an additively manufactured fuel line extending through the radially inboard endwall and through the internal volume, the additively manufactured fuel line comprising a main line extending parallel to the vertical wall within the internal volume and multiple branch lines within the internal volume that each branch off from the main line extending radially outward and toward the vertical wall at an oblique angle to the main line,
each respective one of the multiple branch lines having a radially outboard end and terminating inside the vertical wall at the radially outboard end, each radially outboard end including an outlet adjacent a respective exit aperture formed through the vertical wall.

US Pat. No. 10,337,338

WHEEL DISK ASSEMBLY HAVING SEALING PLATES

Siemens Aktiengesellschaf...

1. A wheel disk assembly, comprising:a wheel disk,
a plurality of blade devices which are fastened along an outer circumference of the wheel disk,
a plurality of sealing plates which are received between the wheel disk and the plurality of blade devices such that they are displaceable in a circumferential direction, and
securing devices which secure the plurality of sealing plates against displacement in the circumferential direction, wherein bolts are provided as securing devices, wherein in an installed state the bolts are releasably held in bores arranged on the wheel disk and engage in cutouts which are formed in faces of the plurality of sealing plates oriented toward the wheel disk,
wherein in the installed state a resilience of at least one bolt of the bolts acts on a surface of an associated bore to create a push force that urges the at least one bolt out of the associated bore, and wherein in the installed state the at least one bolt transfers the push force to an associated sealing plate of the plurality of sealing plates, thereby urging the associated sealing plate away from the wheel disk,
wherein in the installed state the resilience permits the at least one bolt to be pressed farther into the associated bore upon application of an external force in order to release an engagement between the at least one bolt and an associated cutout, and
wherein the at least one bolt comprises, at an end region oriented away from the wheel disk, at least one radially outwardly protruding projection as a bearing surface that is effective to transfer the push force to the associated sealing plate.

US Pat. No. 10,337,336

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR BLADE WITH PROTECTIVE LAYER

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPO...

1. A method comprising:grinding a root of a blade to decrease a size of the root;
applying a bond coat to the root of the blade;
coupling a protective metallic layer to the root of the blade, comprising:
coupling a first protective metallic layer to the root of the blade;
coupling a second protective metallic layer to the first protective metallic layer; and
removing a portion of the second protective metallic layer to form a planar pressure surface on the root,
wherein the second protective metallic layer is outward of the first protective metallic layer, the first protective metallic layer being more compliant than the second protective metallic layer, wherein the size of the root with the bond coat, the first protective metallic layer, and the second protective metallic layer is substantially the same size as prior to grinding the root, and wherein the protective metallic layer comprises a thickness between 0.08 inches and 0.1 inches.

US Pat. No. 10,337,333

TURBINE BLADE COMPRISING A CENTRAL COOLING DUCT AND TWO SIDE CAVITIES CONNECTED DOWNSTREAM FROM THE CENTRAL DUCT

SAFRAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES, ...

1. A turbine blade of a turbomachine, the blade comprising:a root;
a vane carried by the root, the vane extending in a spanwise direction from the root and until a tip, the vane comprising a leading edge and a trailing edge located downstream from the leading edge, the vane comprising a pressure-side wall and a suction-side wall which is spaced apart from the pressure-side wall, wherein the pressure-side wall and the suction-side wall each connect the leading edge to the trailing edge;
a first inner side cavity running along the pressure-side wall and a second inner side cavity running along the suction-side wall, wherein the inner side cavities are configured to be supplied with cooling air through at least one channel opening into the root;
at least one inner central duct extending between the inner side cavities, wherein the inner central duct is separate from the inner side cavities by a wall, wherein the inner central duct and the inner side cavities are configured to be separately supplied with cooling air from the root;
wherein the inner side cavities communicate with each other, by merging in a junction region located downstream from the inner central duct, and wherein the junction region extends over a majority of a height of the inner central duct in the spanwise direction.

US Pat. No. 10,337,331

MANUFACTURE OF COMPONENT WITH CAVITY

ROLLS-ROYCE plc, London ...

1. A method for manufacturing a component having an internal cavity, the method comprising;defining an external geometry of the component;
defining a core geometry of the component; and
using an additive layer manufacturing (ALM) method, building the component from a plurality of layers laid on a first plane,
wherein:
the core geometry includes a main core passage having an elongated axis, and a channel extending from a first end of the main core passage to an external surface of the component,
the channel has an axis which is inclined at an obtuse angle relative to an axis of the main core passage such that an apex is provided between walls of the channel and the main core passage,
the channel is smaller in cross-sectional area than the main core passage at the apex,
the main core passage is configured to define sloping shoulders extending from the channel where the channel meets the main core passage at the apex,
the channel axis is further inclined relative to the first plane, and
the additive layer manufacturing method includes removing excess material from the main core passage via the channel.

US Pat. No. 10,337,329

METHOD AND SYSTEM TO REPAIR OUTER PERIPHERY OF A BODY

General Electric Company,...

1. A method to repair a peripheral portion of a body comprising:removing a damaged portion from a peripheral region of the body, wherein the body has a peripheral surface formed by the removal of the damage portion;
mounting a replacement ring to the body after removal of the damaged portion, wherein the replacement ring includes an inner surface facing the peripheral surface of the body;
forming a hollow center section between the inner surface of the replacement ring and the peripheral surface of the body by the mounting of the replacement ring, wherein the hollow center section is between ridges on at least one of the replacement ring and the body and the ridges extend between the peripheral surface of the body and the inner surface of the replacement ring;
welding the replacement ring to the body, wherein weld material is applied only within end grooves, wherein the end grooves are each bordered by one of the ridges, an outer side surface of the replacement ring, the inner surface of the replacement ring and the peripheral surface of the body, and
leaving a void in the hollow center section after the welding of the replacement ring to the body.

US Pat. No. 10,337,326

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FORMING TUNNELS FOR TRANSPORT ROUTES

1. A method of forming a tunnel structure which once formed includes a new transport route for use instead of, or in addition to, an existing transport route, said method comprising the steps of forming at least two parallel spaced apart access tunnels along a length which the tunnel structure is to be formed, forming at least one guide surface along each of the access tunnels, introducing a plurality of units from at least one end of the said length and successively sliding the said units along the said at least one guide surface of said access tunnels, said units successively introduced and moved along a linear path as the material in which the tunnel structure is to be formed is excavated in advance of the leading one of the said units with respect to the direction of movement of the units, until the required length of tunnel structure is formed and the path along which the tunnel structure is formed is located under said existing transport route and the said path is substantially parallel with the said existing transport route with a first access ramp formed at a first end of the said tunnel structure and a second access ramp formed at a second end of the said tunnel structure to link the respective ends of the said new transport route formed in the said tunnel structure to the existing transport route and allow the passage of trains or vehicles from the existing transport route along the said new transport route through the tunnel structure once formed and said tunnel structure lies at a depth under the said surface on which the existing transport route is formed in the range of 2-10 meters.

US Pat. No. 10,337,325

PROCESS AND SYSTEM FOR IMPROVED RECLAMATION OF MINED LANDS

1. A method for improving the reclamation of a disturbed land, the method comprising:forming a sand clay slurry including a sand tailing and a clay slurry;
flocculating the sand clay slurry using a flocculant polymer;
dewatering the flocculated sand clay slurry; and
forming an engineered reclamation material having a paste consistency for backfilling the disturbed land by adding overburden to the dewatered flocculated sand clay slurry, and:
wherein the engineered reclamation material formed has a ratio of about 1 part clay, 0.5-2.5 parts sand tailings, and less than 5 parts overburden; and
wherein the ratio of the engineered reclamation material is achieved by balancing the solid content (Cw) and water content (1?Cw) materials of the clay slurry, sand tailings and overburden to obtain a desired paste consistency.

US Pat. No. 10,337,324

VARIOUS BIT HOLDERS AND UNITARY BIT/HOLDERS FOR USE WITH SHORTENED DEPTH BIT HOLDER BLOCKS

The Sollami Company, Her...

1. A bit holder comprising:a body and a generally cylindrical shank depending axially from a bottom of said body,
said shank having a central bore extending axially inwardly from a distal end thereof and an axially extending slot through a sidewall of said shank extending upwardly from said distal end thereof,
an axial height of said body being greater than an axial length of said shank,
an annular interference portion adjacent a top of said shank,
a reduced dimeter central portion subjacent said annular interference portion including an upper termination of said slot, and
a lower interference portion adjacent said distal end thereof, said lower interference portion including a reverse taper sidewall.

US Pat. No. 10,337,321

SYSTEM AND METHOD TO AUTOMATE DATA ACQUISITION IN A WIRELESS TELEMETRY SYSTEM

SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY C...

1. A method of acquiring data in a wireless telemetry network that includes a plurality of wireless communication nodes in communication with a data acquisition system, the method comprising:defining a target data set to acquire from a produced data set stored in a wireless communication node of the telemetry network, the produced data set corresponding to measurements of the parameter of interest;
providing a system operating envelope defining communication characteristics associated with the telemetry network; and
initiating a data acquisition cycle to acquire an actual data set from the produced data set, wherein the data acquisition cycle includes execution parameters that are automatically optimized so that the actual data set is an optimal match of the target data set given the system operating envelope.

US Pat. No. 10,337,316

DISTRIBUTED ACOUSTIC SENSING SYSTEM WITH VARIABLE SPATIAL RESOLUTION

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A distributed acoustic sensing system based on coherent Rayleigh scattering, comprising:a pulse generator, which generates an optical pulse;
an interferometer, further comprising:
a first arm, wherein a first portion of the optical pulse travels through the first arm;
a second arm, wherein a second portion of the optical pulse travels through the second arm;
a first optical switch coupled to the second arm and to a first plurality of fiber coils; and
a second optical switch coupled to the first plurality of fiber coils;
wherein the first optical switch and the second optical switch each comprise a plurality of ports;
a photodetector assembly coupled to the interferometer, wherein the photodetector assembly detects backscattered interfered light; and
an information handling system, which activates one port on the first optical switch and one port on the second optical switch so as to delay the optical path length of the second portion of the optical pulse, thereby changing the spatial resolution of the system.

US Pat. No. 10,337,314

SHALLOW GROUND WATER CHARACTERIZATION SYSTEM USING FLEXIBLE BOREHOLE LINERS

15. A method for lining a subsurface borehole, comprising:providing a flexible tubiform liner having an outside surface, an inside surface, and an axial length;
disposing at least one tubing sleeve upon the liner's inside surface and along at least a major segment of the length;
providing at least one spacer on the liner's outside surface;
defining at least one liner port through the liner, wherein each of the at least one liner port is adjacent to, and in fluid communication with, one of the at least one spacer;
situating a sample slender tube in fluid communication with each of the at least one liner port, and along and within the at least one tubing sleeve and ascending toward a top of a borehole;
collapsing the liner;
drawing the liner into an interior of a protective hose, with the liner's outside surface in confronting relation with an inside surface of the protective hose;
lowering down the borehole the protective hose with the liner therein;
anchoring a bottom end of the liner in the borehole; and
placing the liner's outside surface against a borehole wall.

US Pat. No. 10,337,311

METHODS OF FORMING VARIABLE STRENGTH PROPPANT PACKS

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A method comprising:continuously introducing a fluid composition into a subterranean formation having a fracture network therein, wherein during the introducing the fluid composition changes between (i), (ii) and (iii), as follows:
(i) a first proppant-laden fluid comprising first proppant particles that have a coating,
(ii) a second proppant-laden fluid comprising second proppant particles having a crush strength greater than a crush strength of the first proppant particles, and
(iii) a proppant-free fluid comprising degradable particles; and
forming a proppant pack in at least a portion of the fracture network, the proppant pack having a first proppant portion comprising the first proppant particles, a second proppant portion comprising the second proppant particles, and a proppant-free portion disposed between the first proppant portion and the second proppant portion, wherein the fluid composition changes includes multiple instances of: changing to the proppant-free fluid from the first proppant-laden fluid and also changing to the proppant-free fluid from the second proppant-laden fluid.

US Pat. No. 10,337,306

IN-SITU STEAM QUALITY ENHANCEMENT USING MICROWAVE WITH ENABLER CERAMICS FOR DOWNHOLE APPLICATIONS

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

14. A method for injecting steam into a subterranean formation with a steam injector assembly, the method comprising:locating a steam separation system of the steam injector assembly within a subterranean steam injection well, the steam separation system directing an initial high quality steam to the subterranean formation and directing a low quality fluid mix to a heating system of the steam injector assembly, the heating system having a ceramic-containing member located in a travel path of the low quality fluid mix;
heating the ceramic-containing member with electromagnetic waves of an electromagnetic antenna of the heating system, to generate an improved high quality steam from the low quality fluid mix;
providing a relief valve of the steam injector assembly that is movable to an open position when the improved high quality steam within a heating chamber of the heating system reaches an injection pressure, wherein in the open position, the relief valve provides a fluid flow path out of the heating chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,337,299

PERFORATING APPARATUS AND METHOD HAVING INTERNAL LOAD PATH

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A perforating apparatus for attaching to a gun string, the apparatus for perforating a subterranean formation having a wellbore extending therethrough, the apparatus for use under an axial load through the apparatus in the gun string, the apparatus comprising:an exterior tubular;
a charge-carrier positioned substantially within an interior space defined by the exterior tubular and comprising a plurality of integral radial support members extending from the charge-carrier and contacting the exterior tubular for transferring a radial load from the exterior tubular to the charge-carrier, the charge-carrier for bearing the axial load and the radial load through the apparatus during use in the gun string; and
a plurality of shaped-charges supported by the charge-carrier and positioned within the exterior tubular such that, upon detonation, the shaped-charges perforate the exterior tubular.

US Pat. No. 10,337,293

SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND APPARATUSES FOR DOWNHOLE LATERAL DETECTION USING ELECTROMAGNETIC SENSORS

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A system for detecting lateral wellbores, the system comprising:a subsurface unit configured to be disposed in a motherbore of a well, the subsurface unit comprising:
a control and communication system disposed at an uphole end of the subsurface unit, the control and communication system comprising a wideband signal generator configured to generate electromagnetic signals of frequencies within a wideband frequency range; and
a tool head disposed in a downhole end of the subsurface unit, the tool head being detachably coupled to the control and communication system, the tool head comprising a wideband antenna configured to generate electromagnetic pulses having frequencies within the wideband frequency range, the wideband antenna configured to:
receive, an electromagnetic signal generated by the control and communication system, the electromagnetic signal being of a given frequency;
radiate, into the environment surrounding the subsurface unit, an electromagnetic pulse corresponding to the electromagnetic signal, the electromagnetic pulse being of the given frequency; and
detect one or more reflections resulting from the radiation of the electromagnetic pulse into the environment surrounding the subsurface unit; and
provide one or more reflection signals corresponding to the one or more reflections; and
a processing module configured to determine, based on the one or more reflection signals provided, whether a lateral is present in the environment surrounding the subsurface unit.

US Pat. No. 10,337,287

TUBULAR ASSEMBLY INCLUDING A SLIDING SLEEVE HAVING A DEGRADABLE LOCKING ELEMENT

BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPAN...

1. A method of operating a downhole slidable sleeve comprising:running a tubular assembly including at least one tubular having one or more openings into a wellbore;
shifting a slidable sleeve carried by the at least one tubular from a first configuration to a second configuration;
locking the slidable sleeve in the second configuration with a degradable locking member after the slidable sleeve is shifted from the first configuration; and
exposing the degradable locking member to a downhole fluid causing the degradable locking member to degrade.

US Pat. No. 10,337,284

REVOLVED SEAT LINE FOR A CURVED FLAPPER

SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY C...

1. A device, comprising:a hard seat having an axial bore extending along a central axis;
a flapper pivotally connected with the hard seat at a hinge axis and pivotal between an open position to allow flow through the bore and a closed position to block flow through the bore, the flapper having a flapper sealing surface that slopes inward toward the central axis along a full circumference of the flapper sealing surface; and
the hard seat having a hard sealing surface that slopes inward toward the central axis conforming to the flapper sealing surface and on which the flapper sealing surface bears when in the closed position, the hard sealing surface comprising at least one valley and at least one crest,
wherein the flapper sealing surface and the hard sealing surface slope inward at the at least one valley and the at least one crest.

US Pat. No. 10,337,282

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR REDUCING WATER PRODUCTION IN FRACTURES OR VOIDS IN SUBTERRANEAN FORMATIONS

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A method comprising:providing a subterranean formation wherein a first well bore and an injection well offset from the first well bore penetrate portions of the subterranean formation;
detecting a portion of the subterranean formation penetrated by the injection well that is in pressure communication with the first well bore based at least in part on a decrease in a difference in pressure between a bottom hole pressure of the injection well and a bottom hole pressure of the first well bore;
introducing a particulate material into the injection well;
introducing a treatment fluid comprising a relative permeability modifier into the injection well at a pressure insufficient to enhance or create fractures or voids in the subterranean formation, wherein the relative permeability modifier comprises at least one hydrophilic polymer;
depositing at least a portion of the particulate material and the relative permeability modifier in the portion of the subterranean formation penetrated by the injection well that is in pressure communication with the first well bore, wherein the relative permeability modifier at least partially adsorbs onto at least a portion of the particulate material such that the permeability of the particulate material to water is reduced and the flow of water from the injection well into or toward the first well bore through the portion of the subterranean formation is reduced.

US Pat. No. 10,337,281

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR CLOSING FLOW PATHS IN WELLBORES

BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPAN...

1. A method of closing a fluid flow path in a wellbore, the method comprising:supplying a flexible structure having a selected shape sufficient to seat on an opening of the fluid flow path, the flexible structure including pores of selected dimensions; and
supplying a slurry including a sealant including solid particles and an additive into the wellbore, wherein the sealant closes the pores of the flexible structure seated on the opening of the fluid flow path to close the fluid flow path and the additive causes the solid particles to adhere to the pores in the flexible structure.

US Pat. No. 10,337,280

RESISTING COLLAPSE OF DOWNHOLE TOOLS

Halliburton Energy Servic...

18. A method, comprising:running a downhole tool connected with a conveyance into a wellbore, the downhole tool comprising:
a housing coupled with the conveyance;
a first tubular member coupled with the housing, the first tubular member comprising a first compound cylinder; and
a second tubular member coupled with the housing and concentrically positioned radially adjacent the first tubular member, the second tubular member comprising a second compound cylinder, the first and second tubular members defining a fixedly sealed pressure chamber between an inner surface of the first tubular member and an outer surface of the second tubular member;
setting the downhole tool at a determined depth in the wellbore; and
exposing at least one of the first or second tubular members to an annulus pressure in the wellbore that is greater than a fluid pressure in the pressure chamber, where the at least one of the first or second tubular members resists deformation based on the difference in the annulus pressure and the fluid pressure in the pressure chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,337,277

CLOSED-LOOP SOLENOID SYSTEM

Cameron International Cor...

1. A system for controlling hydraulically actuatable components disposed on a subsea blowout preventer assembly, the system comprising:a solenoid valve configured to control a flow of hydraulic fluid to adjust at least one of the hydraulically actuatable components;
a dedicated accumulator configured to supply the hydraulic fluid exclusively for use with the solenoid valve; and
a reservoir transfer vessel comprising a first chamber configured to receive and store a portion of the hydraulic fluid and a second chamber configured to receive a second fluid to cause the portion of the hydraulic fluid in the first chamber to flow to the accumulator to re-pressurize the accumulator in the event of a pressure loss;
wherein a flow path of the hydraulic fluid flowing between the solenoid valve, the reservoir transfer vessel and the accumulator forms a closed loop.

US Pat. No. 10,337,275

O-RING SEALING FOR CASING INSTALLATION SYSTEM

1. An annular sealing structure associated with at least one annular support for sealing off against a well casing, said sealing structure comprising:a first O-ring and at least two spaced annular sealing surfaces against which the O-ring seals in addition to sealing off against the well casing; and
a holder connected to said sealing structure, said holder having a third annular surface spaced from said two spaced annular sealing surfaces, wherein said third annular surface extends at an angle in a plane containing the O-ring and is configured to compress the O-ring against the well casing and also against said sealing surfaces.

US Pat. No. 10,337,274

PLUG RECEPTION ASSEMBLY AND METHOD OF REDUCING RESTRICTION IN A BOREHOLE

BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPAN...

2. A plug reception assembly having one longitudinal end and another longitudinal end, the plug reception assembly comprising:a mandrel providing a flowpath, the mandrel configured to receive a plug to block flow through the flowpath in a downhole direction;
an elastic member forming a portion of a radially exterior surface of the plug reception assembly, the elastic member having one longitudinal end and another longitudinal end;
only a single set of slips arranged to maintain the plug reception assembly in anchored relation to a borehole, the single set of slips disposed between the one longitudinal end of the plug reception assembly and the one longitudinal end of the elastic member, and the plug reception assembly being free of slips between the other longitudinal end of the plug reception assembly and the other longitudinal end of the elastic member; and
at least one component of the plug reception assembly being disintegratable or dissolvable by at least one of a wave, a target fluid and a target temperature, the at least one component being one that upon disintegration or dissolution facilitates removal of the plug reception assembly as a restriction in the borehole;
wherein the plug to block flow through the flowpath in a downhole direction is a first plug having a first size, and the flowpath extends from a first end to a second end of the plug reception assembly, the flowpath configured to enable passage of a second plug from a location uphole of the plug reception assembly to a location downhole of the plug reception assembly, the second plug having a second size smaller than the first size.

US Pat. No. 10,337,272

HYBRID ROLLER CONE AND JUNK MILL BIT

VAREL INTERNATIONAL IND.,...

1. A hybrid bit for use in a wellbore, comprising:a body having a shank for connection to a drilling motor or drill pipe and a plurality of legs attached to the shank; and
a plurality of cutting structures, comprising:
a roller cone mounted to a first one of the plurality of legs; and
a fixed mill mounted to a second one of the plurality of legs and comprising a pad dressed with a cermet material, wherein:
the plurality of cutting structures define a cutting face of the hybrid bit,
an inner portion of the pad is located at a center of the cutting face,
the cermet material is a plurality of cutter blocks brazed to the pad,
the pad has a leading edge, a trailing edge, and a surface extending between the leading and trailing edges,
each edge extends to the center of the cutting face, and
at least the entire trailing edge and the entire surface are dressed with the plurality of cutter blocks.

US Pat. No. 10,337,271

DOWNHOLE POSITIONING AND ANCHORING DEVICE

Robertson Intellectual Pr...

1. An anchor tool for positioning downhole, comprising:a body configured to be disposed within a conduit in a wellbore;
one or more blades configured to move radially relative to the body, wherein at least one of the one or more blades comprises a key having a fixed protrusion configured to match a corresponding groove of an anchor sub receptacle within the conduit, and wherein the at least one or more blade comprises a shear pin receptacle; and
a locking mechanism comprising a shear pin, a first state and a second state, wherein the first state permits radial movement of the one or more blades in a direction away from the body of the anchor tool and the second state inhibits radial movement of the one or more blades in a direction toward the body of the anchor tool, and wherein the locking mechanism is configured to switch to the second state from the first state as soon as the fixed protrusion extends into the corresponding groove of the anchor sub receptacle, wherein the shear pin is configured to align with and extend into the shear pin receptacle when the locking mechanism is in the second state.

US Pat. No. 10,337,270

SELECT FIRE SYSTEM AND METHOD OF USING SAME

NEO Products, LLC, Harah...

16. A bailer bottom for performing bailer operations at a wellsite, the wellsite positioned about a wellbore penetrating a subterranean formation, the bailer bottom deployable into the wellbore, the bailer bottom comprising:a plurality of downhole components, the plurality of downhole components comprising a cement unit, the cement unit comprising a cement chamber and a valve, the cement chamber having a port therethrough in selective communication with the wellbore via the valve; and
a select fire unit comprising a downhole switch electrically coupled to the plurality of downhole components, the downhole switch having a trigger signal for each of the plurality of downhole components, the downhole switch triggerable to selectively move between the trigger signal for each of the plurality of downhole components and selectively pass an activation signal to one of the plurality of downhole components whereby the plurality of downhole components are selectively activated;
wherein the cement unit further comprises a piston slidably positionable in the cement chamber between an extended position and a retracted position, a volume of the cement chamber reduced as the piston moves from the retracted to the extended position; and
wherein the piston is electrically coupled between a surface trigger and the valve.

US Pat. No. 10,337,269

SYSTEM AND METHOD TO INSTALL VELOCITY STRING

BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPAN...

8. A method for installing a velocity string system in a production string comprising:running a lock mandrel having a seal bore assembly attached thereto into a production string;
landing the lock mandrel on a no-go shoulder of a seating nipple in the production string;
actuating a locking dog of the lock mandrel into a locking groove of the seating nipple;
lifting the locking mandrel off the no-go shoulder with the locking dog; and then
running a velocity string into the locking mandrel; and
seating the velocity string in the seal bore assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,337,264

MOVABLE TONG ASSEMBLY

1. A tong assembly comprising:a power tong;
a backup tong; and
a carriage assembly operatively connecting the power tong and the backup tong, the carriage assembly including a movable trolley assembly coupled to a bracket assembly, the movable trolley assembly axially located between the power tong and the backup tong, the movable trolley assembly being connected to the backup tong and configured to axially move the backup tong relative to the power tong and the bracket assembly,
wherein the bracket assembly is pivotally connected to the power tong, and
wherein the movable trolley assembly is slidably connected to the bracket assembly to operatively connect the power tong and the backup tong.

US Pat. No. 10,337,262

REMOTE FLUID GRIP TONG

1. A tubular gripping assembly, comprising:a power tong housing configured to actuate between an open position and a closed position;
one or more valves coupled to the power tong housing;
an inflatable bladder apparatus coupled to an inner surface of the power tong housing and configured to grip a tubular member when the power tong housing is in the closed position and the inflatable bladder apparatus is inflated;
a latch mechanism configured to secure the power tong housing in the closed position and configured to allow the power tong housing to actuate to the open position; and
a remote-controller device in wireless communication with the one or more valves, wherein the remote-controller device is configured to control the power tong housing, the inflatable bladder apparatus, and the latch mechanism.

US Pat. No. 10,337,253

DRILL HEAD FOR A DRILLING DEVICE FOR CREATING DRILL HOLES IN INSUFFICIENTLY STABLE FOUNDATION

1. A drill head for a drilling device for making drill holes in insufficiently stable foundation by displacement of soil material, said drill head being placeable on a drill pipe of the drilling device and adapted to form with the drill pipe a releasable connection secured against rotation, the drill head comprising a base plate with which an end of the drill pipe is closable, on which base plate at least one drill head plate oriented substantially perpendicular thereto is placeable, said at least one drill head plate comprising a first drill head plate and a second drill head plate, aligned substantially perpendicular to the first drill head plate, a first curved plate and a second curved plate that each extend beyond a flank of the first drill head plate and an adjacent flank of the second drill head plate, said curved plates comprising first holding means adapted to be held in second holding means provided on lateral flanks of the at least one drill head plate, said curved plates being insertable in the flanks of the at least one drill head plate such that surfaces of said at least one curved plate are effective as screw faces during drilling.

US Pat. No. 10,337,249

DRILLING WELLS WITH AIR

1. A method of drilling oil, gas and disposal wells includingselecting a location for a hole in an area of earth's surface free of a bore hole having casing therein;
providing a drill string having an outer dimension and at least two flow paths, integral to each other and being inside the outer dimension, the flow paths extending from earth's surface to a drilling assembly on a lower end of the drill string, the drilling assembly being configured to drill a hole of a predetermined diameter,
drilling the hole in the area free of a cased bore hole with a diameter of at least 20 inches from earth's surface through an interval including at least one fresh water aquifer with the drill string and drilling assembly by delivering air down one of the flow paths and up another of the flow paths;
the amount of air delivered downwardly being sufficient to produce an upward velocity in the another flow path greater than necessary to keep water moving in the another flow path, then
cementing pipe in the hole; and
drilling a well bore into an earth formation below the pipe string.

US Pat. No. 10,337,246

LADDER/DOLLY/CART SYSTEM

1. A ladder/dolly/cart system comprising:first and second forward legs with pivot ends and free ends;
first and second rearward legs with pivot ends and free end;
four pivot brackets, two of the four pivot brackets extending rearwardly from each forward leg whereby the angle between the forward and rearward legs may be varied;
a top step and a middle step and a bottom step, each step being horizontal when in a ladder orientation;
an imperforate tongue pivotably secured between the rearward legs adjacent to the free ends for positioning perpendicular to the rearward legs when in a dolly orientation;
four wheels secured to and extending forwardly from the forward legs for use when in a cart orientation; and
an outrigger assembly, the outrigger assembly including a supplemental axle, the supplemental axle extending through the forward legs adjacent to the free ends, the supplemental axle having axle ends exterior of the forward legs, two rigid blocks, each block being in a generally rectilinear configuration and pivotally secured to the supplemental axle adjacent to one of the axle ends, each rigid block being rotatable about the supplemental axle, the rigid blocks adapted to contact a support surface to provide stability to the outrigger assembly and the system.

US Pat. No. 10,337,244

RETRACT GATE

YEAGLE DEVELOPMENT CO., L...

1. A retract gate comprising:an upper roller assembly comprising:
a housing;
a rolling mechanism accommodated in the housing and comprising:
a sleeve having:
upper teeth formed on an upper end of the sleeve; and
surrounding teeth annually formed on an outer surface of the sleeve;
a differential crown gear having teeth;
a first crown gear having teeth, a number of the teeth of the first crown gear being less than that of the differential crown gear; and
at least one gear engaging the upper teeth of the sleeve, the first crown gear, and the differential crown gear;
wherein the sleeve, the differential crown gear, and the first crown gear rotate coaxially; and
a controlling mechanism accommodated in the housing and comprising:
a switch capable of moving relatively to the housing and engaging with the first crown gear, part of the switch extending out of the housing; and
an engaging component selectively and slidably abutting the switch; the engaging component selectively sticking the differential crown gear;
a lower roller assembly;
an axial tube, one end of the axial tube connected with the sleeve, another end of the axial tube connected with the lower roller assembly; the axial tube rotated with the sleeve but rotated relatively to the lower roller assembly;
a holding pole; and
a screen body, one end of the screen body securely fixed on the holding pole, another end of the screen body securely fixed on the axial tube; the screen body selectively rolled on an outer side of the axial tube;
wherein when the upper roller assembly is turned on by the switch, the switch releases the first crown gear and the engaging component releases the sleeve; and
wherein when the upper roller assembly is turned off by the switch, the switch engages the first crown gear; meanwhile:
at a time when the engaging component sticks the differential crown gear, the engaging component engages the sleeve; and
at a time when the engaging component releases the differential crown gear, the engaging component also releases the sleeve.

US Pat. No. 10,337,242

DAYLIGHTING DEVICE AND DAYLIGHTING SYSTEM

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A daylighting device comprising:a flexible base material having light-transmitting properties; and
at least three daylighting sections on one face of the flexible base material, each of the at least three daylighting sections having light-transmitting properties and comprising at least two protrusion portions adjacent to each other,
wherein each of the at least two protrusion portions extend in a lengthwise direction, and
the at least two protrusion portions are polygonal in a cross-sectional view taken perpendicular to the lengthwise direction, the polygonal being not triangular or quadrilateral.

US Pat. No. 10,337,241

WINDOW COVERING MOTORIZED LIFT AND CONTROL SYSTEM MOTOR AND OPERATION

SPRINGS WINDOW FASHIONS, ...

1. A motorized lift assembly for a window covering having movable window covering material and cords for moving the window covering material, the motorized lift assembly comprising:a motor assembly including a motor;
a speed reducing gear train driven by the motor for adjusting positions of the cords; and
the motor being a low voltage, high speed motor operating at greater than 12,000 rpm.

US Pat. No. 10,337,238

EXTERIOR VENTILATOR DOOR FOR RECEIVING OUTDOOR AIR

1. A ventilator door for bringing fresh outside air into a structure comprising in combination:a frame;
an outside panel secured to the frame;
at least a single opening in the outside panel through which fresh outside air flows;
an outside movable panel disposed against the outside panel;
at least a single opening in the outside movable panel;
an outside actuator secured to the outside movable panel for moving the outside movable panel to align and to misalign the openings in the outside panel and the outside movable panel to control the airflow through the outside panel;
an inside panel secured to the frame generally parallel to the outside panel;
at least a single opening in the inside panel through which inside air may flow;
an inside movable panel disposed against the inside panel;
at least a single opening in the inside movable panel;
an inside actuator secured to the inside movable panel for moving the inside movable panel to align and to misalign the openings in the inside panel and the inside movable panel to control the airflow through the inside panel;
a duct in the door for receiving air flow through the openings in the outside and outside panels and for delivering the air flow to the structure;
a heat sink in the duct;
a fan in the duct for providing a flow of air passed the heat sink;
a microprocessor for controlling the outside movable panel and the inside movable panel to selectively provide a flow of air through the openings in the outside panel and the inside panel passed the heat sink to condition the flow air in the duct, and
power transfer elements for providing electrical power to the electrical elements of the door.

US Pat. No. 10,337,228

SWINGING POCKET DOOR

1. A dual function door comprising:a first door panel having a first top and an opposing a first bottom, a first side and an opposing second side, a first surface and an opposing second surface, the first door panel adapted to be hingedly attached to a wall surface of an enclosure along the first side of the first door panel;
a first header rail having a first end and a second end, the first header rail attached to the first surface of the first door panel, along the first top thereof,
a second header rail having a third end and a fourth end, the second header rail adapted to be attached to a surface of the enclosure such that the first header rail and the second header rail are disposed at the same height;
a second door panel having a second top, the second door panel having a roller assembly extending upwardly from the second top, the roller assembly having a roller; and
wherein the first door panel is rotatable between a first position wherein the second end of the first header rail faces the third end of the second header rail and the first header rail and the second header rail longitudinally align, and a second position wherein the first header rail and the second header rail do not align, and such that when the first door panel is in the first position, the second door panel is able to slide between the first header rail and the second header rail via the roller that rolls within the first header rail and the second header rail.

US Pat. No. 10,337,221

SLAM LATCH FOR TOOL BOX

1. A locking mechanism assembly, comprising:a lock comprising a lock housing, a lock cylinder, an axle, a handle and a spring loading mechanism, wherein the handle is rotatably engaged to the spring loading mechanism;
a striker comprising a locking surface and a contact surface, wherein the contact surface is generally planar, wherein the locking surface is generally planar, wherein an end of the locking surface joins an end of the contact surface at a point of intersection;
a rod in a rotational engagement with the spring loading mechanism via the axle, wherein the rod has an offset that interacts with the striker in a locking relationship, and wherein the offset has a circular outer diameter;
the axle operatively connected to the handle, and the axle configured to transfer movement of the handle to the rod, the spring loading mechanism being positioned around the axle;
the rod and the offset rotate; and,
the circular outer diameter of the offset contacts the contact surface of the striker and the circular outer diameter of the offset rotates as it slides against the contact surface of the striker and compresses the spring loading mechanism until the circular outer diameter of the offset reaches the point of intersection and the offset rotates past the point of intersection and under the striker by the action of the spring loading mechanism, to a resting position on the locking surface of the striker.

US Pat. No. 10,337,219

LOCKING BOLT WITH SURFACE-MOUNTED TRANSMISSION

TRUTH HARDWARE, Owatonna...

1. An apparatus comprising:a faceplate;
an actuator housing coupled to the faceplate and comprising a transmission side, wherein the transmission side defines a pair of transmission slots, and wherein the pair of transmission slots comprise a first transmission slot disposed proximate the faceplate and an opposite second transmission slot disposed away from the faceplate;
a slider assembly at least partially disposed in the actuator housing, wherein the slider assembly comprises a first slider and a second slider, wherein the first slider comprises a first end and a second end, wherein the second end defines a pair of post receivers, wherein the slider assembly is movable between a first position and a second position,
and wherein the pair of post receivers is aligned with the pair of transmission slots when the slider assembly is in the first position and the second position;
wherein the first slider and the second slider are operatively connected to each other at their respective first end;
a lever pivotably connected to the actuator housing and disposed on the second slider to move the slider assembly between the first position and the second position;
a transmission comprising:
an elongated element comprising a first end and a second end, wherein the elongated element is disposed outside the actuator housing and substantially parallel to and proximate the transmission side; and
a post coupled to the first end of the elongate element and received in one of the pair of post receivers of the first slider via a corresponding transmission slot of the pair of transmission slots, the post spacing the elongated element from the housing; and
a latching element coupled to the second end of the elongate element, the latching element moving between a latching position and an unlatching position with respect to the movement of the slider assembly between the first position and the second position.

US Pat. No. 10,337,209

MOTOR WITH MOUNTED PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD FOR ELECTRONIC LOCK

1. A lock system comprising a motor for an electronic lock, wherein said motor is for driving said electronic lock between a locked and unlocked position, said lock system comprising:A. a printed circuit board mounted onto said motor,
B. a motor battery electrically connected to said printed circuit board and for providing power to said motor, and
C. a lock memory device mounted on said PCB and for recording a record of said electronic lock usage,
D. a return spring for returning said electronic lock to a locked position, and
E. an electronic key, comprising:
i. a key battery for providing power to said electronic key and said electronic lock, and
ii. a key memory device for recording a record of said electronic lock usage,wherein said key battery provides power to said electronic lock by having physical contact with said electronic lock in the event of said motor battery failure, and wherein said key memory device records a backup recording of said electronic lock usage in the event of said motor battery failure.

US Pat. No. 10,337,207

HIGH SECURITY LOCK WITH MULTIPLE OPERATIONAL MODES

1. A lock system comprisinga lock assembly including a locking element movable between a locking position and an unlocking position;
a first lock actuating assembly configured to be mechanically operated to actuate the locking element of the lock assembly to move between the locking and unlocking positions;
a second lock actuating assembly configured to be electrically operated to actuate the locking element of the lock assembly to move between the locking and unlocking positions;
wherein the lock assembly and the first and second lock actuating assemblies have a plurality of user-selectable operating modes, the plurality of modes comprising:
a first mode of operation in which, when selected by the user, only the first lock actuating assembly is capable of actuating the lock assembly;
a second mode of operation in which, when selected by the user, only the second lock actuating assembly is capable of actuating the locking element of the lock assembly; and
a third mode of operation in which, when selected by the user, the lock assembly is actuated only by operation of the first lock actuating assembly in combination and substantially simultaneously with operation of the second lock actuating assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,337,203

OUTDOOR UMBRELLA MOUNT

1. An umbrella mount, comprising:a hollow tubular portion having an open top and an open bottom;
a plurality of access holes disposed within the tubular portion;
a plurality of mounting holes disposed within the tubular portion;
a plurality of threaded screws, wherein each threaded screw from the plurality of threaded screws is configured to align with and disposed to traverse both a mounting hole and an access hole; and
a base screw configured and disposed to traverse at least one base hole,
wherein the at least one base hole is located below the plurality of mounting holes and access holes and near the open bottom of the hollow tubular portion;
wherein the plurality of access holes are aligned with the plurality of mounting holes.

US Pat. No. 10,337,201

FAST FILL AND SHUT OFF SYSTEM

1. An apparatus comprisinga horizontal member movably secured to a base, a vertical member movably secured to an end of the horizontal member, a fluid level sensor secured to the vertical member, a plurality of fill valves secured to the base, and a piggyback plug electrically connected to the fluid level sensor, where the plurality of fill valves are electrically connected to the piggyback plug.

US Pat. No. 10,337,196

LOAD-CARRYING CONCRETE FLOOR STRUCTURE AND METHOD FOR BUILDING THE LOAD-CARRYING CONCRETE FLOOR STRUCTURE

1. A method for enhancing or repairing a pre-cast load-carrying concrete floor structure, wherein the load-carrying concrete floor structure includes a flange, two supporting members that support the flange, and a carbon fiber grid disposed within the flange between the two supporting members, the method comprising:forming a trench at a top surface of the flange between the two supporting members that support the flange of the load-carrying concrete floor structure;
arranging a reinforcement material into the trench to be above at least a portion of the carbon fiber grid disposed within the flange;
applying a concrete bonding agent to an internal side surface of the trench; and
filling the trench with concrete.

US Pat. No. 10,337,181

TOILET USAGE SENSING SYSTEM

Delta Faucet Company, In...

25. A method of controlling a toilet, the method comprising the steps of:providing a toilet including a toilet tank containing water for delivery to a toilet bowl, a toilet seat supported by the toilet bowl, and a flush valve configured to control the flow of water from the toilet tank to the toilet bowl;
positioning a capacitive sensor within the toilet tank, the capacitive sensor including an electrode in fluid communication with the water within the toilet tank, the electrode in combination with the water within the toilet tank configured to sense a person seated on the toilet seat within a detection zone;
providing a controller in electrical communication with the capacitive sensor;
detecting via the controller a signal provided by the capacitive sensor in response to combined sensing by the electrode and the water;
comparing via a controller, a measure of the signal with a threshold to determine if the person is sitting on the toilet seat supported by the toilet bowl.

US Pat. No. 10,337,175

WATER GENERATION SYSTEM FOR DESERTS

1. A water generation system for deserts, which is formed of an artificial surface pavement, wherein a laid layer is used in combination with a water pervious layer through laying from bottom to top, the laid layer comprising a sand layer, whereinthe sand layer, which is covered with a moisture locking cloth for preventing water evaporation and escape;
a water resisting cloth, which is laid above the moisture locking cloth and located under the water pervious layer;
the water pervious layer, which comprises a plurality of hollow water penetration tubes arranged above the sand layer, the water penetration tubes having bottoms directly extending through the water resisting cloth and set in a manner of being vertically inserted into and buried in the sand layer, cement grout being provided around circumferences of the plurality of hollow water penetration tubes to form a water pervious layer exhibiting an effect of water drainage;
wherein rainwater is allowed to penetrate to bottom layer and air is directly conducted into a laid layer under the water resisting cloth to allow for condensation of water on an undersurface of the water resisting cloth through condensation to form condensed water and thus achieving an effect of automatic water generation;
wherein a heat conduction pipe is provided between under the water resisting cloth and above the moisture locking cloth, the heat conduction pipe having extension legs extending through the moisture locking cloth and penetrating into soil at an underside to achieve an effect of guiding, in a natural way, underground temperature to the top.

US Pat. No. 10,337,160

BARRIER PANEL CONNECTING CLIP AND METHOD

7. A method of forming a subterranean barrier comprising:placing a first side panel against a first side of a first barrier member located within a soil formation;
placing a second side panel against a second side of a second barrier member located within a soil formation, the second side of the second barrier member being adjacent to the first side of the first barrier member;
placing a locating a bottom gap of a bridging clip on a top edge of that first panel, and
placing a bridging plate between the first and second side panel members so as to bridge a gap therebetween, wherein the gap has a width corresponding to a width of the first and second barrier members
wherein the bridging plate includes at least one platform extending therefrom positioned to receive the first and second connectors thereon.

US Pat. No. 10,337,158

SNOW ROLLER ACCESSORY FOR USE ON SNOW BLOWER DEVICES

1. A snow removal device comprising:a mechanical vehicle;
a snow blower connected to the mechanical vehicle via a three point hitch, and
a snow roller accessory connected to the snow blower via an interface member;
wherein the snow roller accessory comprises a support frame and a cylinder,
a first bracket coupled to a first end of the support frame and a second bracket coupled to a second end of the support frame;
a first ball bearing member attached to the first bracket and a second ball bearing member attached to the second bracket;
wherein the cylinder is rotationally connected to the first and second ball bearing members;
wherein the cylinder includes a surface material cover consisting of rubber,
at least one hydraulic piston is provided to adjust the snow roller accessory height in relation to ground level;
the at least one hydraulic piston is operatively connected to a hydraulic system of the mechanical vehicle;
a hydraulic piston support bracket is connected to the interface member via mechanical fastening;
the at least one hydraulic piston includes a first hydraulic piston having a first end and a second end;
wherein the first end of the first hydraulic piston is connected to the hydraulic piston support bracket and the second end of the first hydraulic piston is connected to the support frame by way of a connector extension extending from a hinge bracket,
wherein the hinge bracket extends upwardly from the support frame;
wherein the hinge bracket is rotationally attached relative to the three point hitch such that extension or retraction of the at least one hydraulic piston lifts or lowers the cylinder relative to the interface member.

US Pat. No. 10,337,156

AUTONOMOUSLY CONTROLLED ANIMAL WASTE DISPOSAL SYSTEM AND METHOD OF USE

1. A method to dispose of animal feces, comprising:providing an autonomous aerial vehicle having:
a body with a plurality of rotor assemblies;
an articulated claw secured to a bottom surface of the body; and
a sensor secured to the body;
detecting the presences of the animal feces with the sensor;
activating the plurality of rotor assemblies;
flying to the location of the animal feces;
capturing the animal feces with the claw;
flying to a disposal dropoff location; and
disposing of the animal feces at the dropoff location.

US Pat. No. 10,337,142

TEXTILE PRINTING METHOD

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A textile printing method comprising:a first heating process that includes heating a cloth before applying an ink composition to the cloth, a temperature of the first heating process being in a range between 35° C. to 65° C.;
an applying process that includes applying the ink composition onto the heated cloth by ejecting the ink composition from an ink jet head; and
a second heating process that includes heating the cloth after applying the ink composition, a temperature of the second heating process being in a range between 150° C. to 200° C.,
wherein the ink composition contains resin fine particles and has a viscosity of 4.5 mPa·s or less at 40° C. and a surface tension of 28 mN/m or less at 40° C.

US Pat. No. 10,337,138

APPARATUS OF MANUFACTURING AEROGEL SHEET

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

1. An apparatus of manufacturing an aerogel sheet, the apparatus comprising:a tray device in which a fiber sheet is accommodated;
a rotation device comprising a rotation rod to which the tray device is fixed and a driving member rotating the rotation rod so that the tray device is rotated between an upper position and a lower position of the rotation rod in which the tray device is turned upside down in the lower position;
a silica precursor injection device injecting a silica precursor into the tray device disposed in the upper position of the rotation rod to impregnate the silica precursor into the fiber sheet; and
a surface modification device injecting a coating solution into the tray device disposed in the lower position of the rotation rod to modify a surface of the fiber sheet in which the silica precursor is impregnated.

US Pat. No. 10,337,134

LAUNDRY DEVICE

1. A laundry device comprising an outer tub, and an inner tub rotatably arranged in the outer tub, the laundry device further comprising:an inner magnetic ring and an outer magnetic ring, wherein the outer magnetic ring is indirectly fixed to a bottom wall of the inner tub and located on an outer side of the bottom wall of the inner tub, and the inner magnetic ring is directly or indirectly fixed to a bottom wall of the outer tub and located on an inner side of the bottom wall of the outer tub; and
an upper end face and a lower end face of the inner magnetic ring respectively have the same polarity as an upper end face and a lower end face of the outer magnetic ring, so as to suppress the vibration of the inner tub and/or the outer tub in a radial direction which is perpendicular to a vertical direction by means of the radial repulsion between the inner magnetic ring and the outer magnetic ring;
an upper magnetic ring, which is indirectly fixed to the bottom wall of the inner tub and located on the outer side of the bottom wall of the inner tub;
a flange plate fixed to the bottom wall of the inner tub on the outer side of the bottom wall of the inner tub; and
a magnetic floating sleeve fixed to the flange plate on a lower side, facing the bottom wall of the outer tub, of the flange plate,
wherein the outer magnetic ring and the upper magnetic ring are both arranged in the magnetic floating sleeve so as to be indirectly fixed to the bottom wall of the inner tub via the magnetic floating sleeve and the flange plate.

US Pat. No. 10,337,127

MULTIPOINT TEXTILE MACHINE

1. A textile machine comprising:a plurality of substantially identical workstations (1, 36, 53) wherein each of workstations (1) for independently winding an individual yarn onto a yarn package;
a display; and
a central control device (26, 38, 67) dedicated to the textile machine,
wherein the display is connected to the central control device (26, 38, 67) and separately to local workstation-specific control devices (24, 39) respectively associated with each work station,
wherein the display comprises an LED light bar (15, 32, 52, 69, 84) comprising a plurality of sections, each section of the LED light bar (15, 32, 52, 69, 84) being assigned respectively to a workstation specific control device (24, 39), and each section of the LED light bar (15, 32, 52, 69, 84) displays the respectively produced yarn batch and operating state of the respective workstation (1, 36, 53); and
wherein the local workstation-specific control device (24) is configured to monitor the thread (4) and cause the respective section of the LED light bar (15, 32) to indicate the yarn batch and the operating state of the respective workstation (1, 36).

US Pat. No. 10,337,124

TEXTILE GRAPHENE COMPONENT THERMAL FIBER

1. A textile graphene component thermal fiber comprising:a thermal conducting fiber;
the thermal conducting fiber comprising a quantity of pigment, a quantity of polymer, a first quantity of graphene, a second quantity of graphene and a quantity of thermally conductive substances;
the quantity of pigment, the quantity of polymer and the first quantity of graphene being homogeneously mixed into a polymeric sheath;
the quantity of thermally conductive substances and the second quantity of graphene being homogeneously mixed into a thermal-conducting core;
the polymeric sheath encasing the thermal-conducting core;
the thermal-conducting core having a thermal conductivity ranging from 1000to 5000 watts per meter Kelvin (W/mK);
the thermal-conducting core being between 0.25 wt % and 1.25 wt % of the thermal conducting fiber;
the quantity of thermally conductive substances being a combination of a quantity of silver, a quantity of aluminum, and a quantity of titanium;
the quantity of silver being approximately 30 wt % of the thermally conductive substances;
the quantity of aluminum being approximately 20 wt % of the thermally conductive substances; and
the quantity of titanium being approximately 10 wt % of the thermally conductive substances.

US Pat. No. 10,337,112

METHOD FOR PRODUCING PHOTOCATALYST ELECTRODE FOR WATER DECOMPOSITION

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A method for producing a photocatalyst electrode for water decomposition, the method comprising:a metal layer forming step of forming a metal layer on one surface of a first substrate by a vapor phase film-forming method or a liquid phase film-forming method;
a photocatalyst layer forming step of forming a photocatalyst layer by subjecting the metal layer to at least one treatment selected from an oxidation treatment, a nitriding treatment, a sulfurization treatment, or a selenization treatment;
a current collecting layer forming step of forming a current collecting layer on a surface of the photocatalyst layer, the surface being on the opposite side of the first substrate; and
a detachment step of detaching the first substrate from the photocatalyst layer.

US Pat. No. 10,337,102

PROCESS FOR PRODUCING A GRAPHENE FILM

1. Fabrication method of a graphene film comprising the following successive steps:placing a substrate and a solid carbon source in a reaction chamber, provided with a gas inlet,
heating the solid carbon source, by flow of a current in said solid carbon source, under a gas flow, the gas being devoid of carbonaceous organic molecules, so as to convert at least a part of the solid carbon source into the graphene film on a surface of the substrate, the solid carbon source emitting an irradiation wavelength heating the surface of the substrate,
wherein a shutter made from a material transparent to the irradiation wavelength is disposed between the substrate and the solid carbon source so that heat emitted by the solid carbon source is transmitted to the surface of the substrate by irradiation through the shutter, the shutter being configured to control a quantity of carbonaceous species reaching the substrate from the solid carbon source and to control a graphene growth rate.

US Pat. No. 10,337,097

MASK FRAME ASSEMBLY, EVAPORATION METHOD, AND ARRAY SUBSTRATE

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A mask frame assembly, comprising:a frame;
a covering mask;
at least two evaporation masks sequentially arranged on the frame with a gap between two adjacent evaporation masks;
a first groove in the frame at a location corresponding to the gap;
wherein at least one portion of the covering mask is in the first groove;
wherein the first groove comprises a first groove welding portion and a first groove weldless portion; each of the two adjacent evaporation masks comprises a first evaporation sub-mask corresponding to the first groove welding portion and a second evaporation sub-mask corresponding to the first groove weldless portion; and, for each of the two adjacent evaporation masks, an edge of the first evaporation sub-mask and an edge of the first groove welding portion coincide.

US Pat. No. 10,337,096

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING DEPOSITION MASK AND DEPOSITION MASK

V TECHNOLOGY CO., LTD., ...

1. A method for manufacturing a deposition mask, comprising a step of irradiating, on a resin film, laser light that is shaped using a first beam-shaping mask having a first light transmissive window that allows the laser light to pass therethrough with light transmittance gradually reducing with distance from an edge of the first light transmissive window on at least one of opposing sides of the first light transmissive window within an area outside the first light transmissive window to thereby form an opening pattern having a polygonal shape in a plan view having at least one pair of opposing side walls that are inclined to open wide toward a surface to be irradiated with the laser light,wherein the opening pattern is formed by performing a step of irradiating first laser light shaped by the first beam-shaping mask to form a recess at a predetermined depth in an area assigned to the opening pattern on the resin film and a step of irradiating, on a resin film inside the recess, second laser light shaped by a second shaping mask having a second light transmissive window of a shape similar to the opening pattern and a light shielding portion formed outside the second light transmissive window to thereby form a through hole penetrating the resin film.

US Pat. No. 10,337,088

IRON-BASED AMORPHOUS ALLOYS AND METHODS OF SYNTHESIZING IRON-BASED AMORPHOUS ALLOYS

Lawrence Livermore Nation...

1. A method, comprising:combining an amorphous iron-based alloy and at least one element to form a mixture;
wherein the at least one element is selected from the group consisting of molybdenum, chromium, tungsten, boron, gadolinium, nickel, phosphorus, and yttrium; and
wherein the at least one element is present in the mixture in an amount ranging from about 5 atomic percent (at %) to about 55 at %; and
ball milling the mixture at least until an amorphous alloy of the amorphous iron-based alloy and the at least one element is formed; and
wherein the amorphous iron-based alloy comprises:
between about 10 atomic percent (at %) and about 50 at % iron;
between about 0 at % and about 25 at % of a material selected from a group consisting of manganese, carbon, silicon, zirconium, and titanium;
between about 15 at % and about 30 at % of the at least one element; and
at least one of the following constituents:
between about 20 at % and about 55 at % chromium; and
between about 20 at % and about 55 at % boron.

US Pat. No. 10,337,084

METHOD AND CARRIER FOR TRANSPORTING REDUCTANT SUCH AS COKE INTO A METALLURGICAL FURNACE AND PRODUCTION METHOD OF THE CARRIER

OUTOTEC (FINLAND) OY, Es...

1. A method for transporting a reductant into a metallurgical furnace containing a bottom layer containing molten metal and a top layer on top of the bottom layer,wherein the method comprises:
providing a reductant,
providing a metal,
forming carriers containing the reductant and the metal, and
feeding the carriers containing the reductant and the metal into the metallurgical furnace,
wherein the carriers have a density of 110 to 190% of the density of the top layer in the metallurgical furnace and a density that is lower than the density of the bottom layer containing molten metal in the metallurgical furnace, and wherein the carriers contain in mass percentage between 10 and 70% copper, the rest being reductant and optionally binder and impurities originating from the reductant and/or originating from the copper.

US Pat. No. 10,337,083

PROCESSES FOR PREPARING VARIOUS METALS AND DERIVATIVES THEREOF FROM COPPER- AND SULFUR-CONTAINING MATERIAL

1. A process for preparing various metals and derivatives thereof, said process comprising:feeding a furnace with a copper-containing material so as to volatilize at least partially at least one of arsenic and indium contained therein, thereby obtaining a material at least partially depleted in at least one of arsenic and indium; and
feeding a melting device with said at least partially depleted material and a source of carbon in order to obtain a multi-layer product and an off gas;wherein said obtained multi-layer product comprises:a first layer disposed at the top of said multi-layer product, said first layer comprising slag;
a second layer, disposed below said first layer, and that comprises matte;
a speiss layer disposed below said second layer; and
optionally a bottom layer disposed below said second layer or said speiss layer and comprising an alloy of at least two metals,wherein said process comprises at least one ofmodifying a composition of said copper-containing material before volatilizing so as to obtain a ratio 2*% S/(% Cu) of about 0.5 to about 2.0; and
modifying a composition of said at least partially depleted material before melting so as to obtain a ratio 2*% S/(% Cu) of about 0.5 to about 2.0,
and wherein said process comprises feeding said melting device with an iron source so as to obtain said speiss layer that comprises Fe, As and Ge, wherein said speiss layer comprises about 55% to about 90% by weight of iron.

US Pat. No. 10,337,077

METHOD FOR MAKING STEEL IN AN ELECTRIC ARC FURNACE AND ELECTRIC ARC FURNACE

1. A steel-melting method in an electric arc furnace (EAF), comprising:loading a charge in a furnace's workspace, consisting of scrap metal and Oxycarbon materials (OCM),
supplying electric energy, fuel, a carburizer, a flux and gaseous oxygen in addition to the charge,
heating and melting the charge using electric arcs with decarburization of a metal bath, and releasing a resulting metal and slag from the furnace,
WHEREIN prior to melting, a portion of the OCM, restricted to no more than D=(dp+3.5 dEL), where D is the size of the the diameter of the central zone of the furnace, dp is a diameter of disintegration of electrodes, and dEL is a diameter of electrodes, is loaded into the central zone of the furnace, adjacent to a burning zone of the electric arcs, simultaneously with a first portion of the OCM in an amount of 10-90 percent of its total mass consumption per melt while a remaining OCM amount is added to the melted charge as melting proceeds with a specific loading speed of 0.5-10 kg/min at 1 MVA of nominal power of EAF, while OCM size is in the range of 5-80 mm.

US Pat. No. 10,337,075

PROCESS AND APPARATUS FOR TREATMENT OF BIOMASS

1. A process for making soluble pentose compounds from biomass comprising pentose polymers in a reactor assembly, the process comprising:a) forming a biomass slurry in a biomass mixing zone of the reactor assembly at an atmospheric pressure by mixing biomass with an aqueous liquid, wherein the temperature of the aqueous liquid in the slurry is maintained at or below the boiling point thereof at atmospheric pressure;
b) transferring the slurry downward from the mixing zone to a hydrostatically pressurized hydrolysis zone by a gravity flow through an addition tube, the addition tube providing a continuous liquid contact between the mixing zone and a hydrolysis zone at the bottom of the addition tube, wherein the transfer of the slurry is provided by the hydrostatic pressure due to the height of the slurry in the addition zone that exceeds the hydrostatic pressure provided by the remainder of the slurry contained in the reactor assembly;
c) heating the slurry to achieve and maintain an operational temperature of about 120° C. to 180° C. in the hydrostatically pressurized hydrolysis zone, wherein a pH of the aqueous liquid in the hydrolysis zone is about 2 to 4.8, as measured at 25° C.;
d) maintaining a slurry level in the addition zone to provide a hydrostatic pressure in the hydrolysis zone in excess of the vapor pressure of the aqueous liquid at the operational temperature of the hydrolysis zone,
e) withdrawing slurry though a discharge valve connected to the hydrolysis zone, or from above the hydrolysis zone via a discharge tube connected to the hydrolysis zone, wherein entry of slurry to the discharge valve or discharge tube takes place at a positive hydrostatic pressure of the slurry or at atmospheric pressure,
thereby providing a hydrolyzed biomass slurry comprising biomass solids and a liquid hydrolysate, the hydrolyzed biomass slurry having reduced content of pentosanes and the liquid hydrolysate having increased content of soluble pentose compounds, as compared to the composition of biomass and aqueous liquid in the slurry formed in the mixing zone.

US Pat. No. 10,337,074

METHOD OF OPERATION OF FERMENTATION OF CARBON MONOXIDE AND HYDROGEN CONTAINING GASEOUS SUBSTRATE

1. A method of producing one or more alcohols from a gaseous substrate, the method comprising:adding gaseous substrate comprising carbon monoxide (CO) and hydrogen (H2) into an aqueous medium in a bioreactor, wherein the aqueous medium includes one or more anaerobic acetogenic microorganisms;
agitating the aqueous medium at an agitator speed of 10 to 1000 rpm;
measuring conversion of CO;
measuring conversion of H2; and
increasing a flow rate of gaseous substrate into the bioreactor by a flow factor (proposed quantity of gaseous feed divided by current quantity of gaseous feed) of 1.05 to 2.0 when CO conversion in the bioreactor is 25 to 95%, H2 conversion in the bioreactor is 25 to 95% and a difference between CO conversion and H2 conversion in the bioreactor is 0% to 25%, wherein the agitator speed is increased when a second CO conversion is 0 to 25% and H2 conversion is 0 to 25%
wherein if a concentration of acetic acid in the aqueous medium is less than about 2.5 grams per liter after reaching a cell density of at least 50% more than an initial cell density, then about 0.34 ml of a vitamin solution is added per liter of aqueous medium,
wherein the vitamin solution includes about 0.08 to about 1 ?M biotin, about 0.12 to about 1.5 ?M thiamin HCL, and about 0.15 to about 2 ?M calcium d-pantothenate.

US Pat. No. 10,337,030

MICROBIALLY-MEDIATED METHOD FOR SYNTHESIS OF METAL CHALCOGENIDE NANOPARTICLES

UT-Battelle, LLC, Oak Ri...

1. A method for producing metal chalcogenide nanoparticles, the method comprising:(i) producing hydrogen chalcogenide-containing vapor from a microbial source, wherein said microbial source comprises: (a) chalcogen-reducing microbes capable of producing hydrogen chalcogenide vapor from a chalcogen-containing source; (b) a culture medium suitable for sustaining said chalcogen-reducing microbes; (c) at least one reducible chalcogen-containing compound that can be converted to hydrogen chalcogenide vapor by said chalcogen-reducing microbes; and (d) at least one nutritive compound that provides donatable electrons to said chalcogen-reducing microbes during consumption of the nutritive compound by said chalcogen-reducing microbes; and
(ii) directing said hydrogen chalcogenide-containing vapor into a metal-containing solution comprising a metal salt dissolved in a solvent to produce metal chalcogenide nanoparticles in said solution;wherein said chalcogen is sulfur or selenium, and said chalcogenide is sulfide or selenide, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,337,016

PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITION FOR TREATMENT OF CANCER COMPRISING RNA OLIGONUCLEOTIDE

KOREA ADVANCED INSTITUTE ...

1. A method for treating cancer comprising:administering to a subject in need thereof an effective amount of a pharmaceutical composition comprising an RNA oligonucleotide,
wherein the RNA oligonucleotide comprises the base sequence represented by SEQ ID NO:1 (5?-N1GUAGAN2N3-3?) and the base sequence represented by SEQ ID NO:2 (5?-N4N5UUUGCN6-3?),
wherein the base sequences are bound to each other by a complementary binding to form double strands having a helical bend structure,
wherein the 3?-end of the base sequence represented by SEQ ID NO:1 and the 5?-end of the base sequence represented by SEQ ID NO:2 are connected into a loop to form a hairpin structure, and
wherein the base sequence represented by SEQ ID NO:1 has a hydroxy (OH) group at the 5?-end thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,336,979

SPECIMEN PROCESSING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING SPECIMEN

KABUSHIKI KAISHA YASKAWA ...

1. A specimen processing system, comprising:a culture vessel comprising a culture surface in a circular shape;
a spatula comprising a blade configured to remove cells cultured in the culture vessel off the culture surface of the culture vessel;
a robot comprising a hand structure configured to hold at least one of the culture vessel and the spatula; and
a robot controller comprising circuitry configured to move the spatula relative to the culture vessel with a first end of the blade on a circumference of the culture surface such that the spatula removes first cells nearer the circumference of the culture surface from the cells on the culture surface, and to move the spatula relative to the culture vessel such that the spatula removes second cells on an inner side with respect to the first cells from the cells on the culture surface.

US Pat. No. 10,336,976

PHOTOSENSITIVE RESIN COMPOSITION FOR FORMING CELL CULTURE SUBSTRATE

TOKYO OHKA KOGYO CO., LTD...

1. A cell culture substrate comprising a cured product of a photosensitive resin composition for forming a cell culture substrate, wherein the photosensitive resin composition for forming a cell culture substrate comprises a photopolymerizable monomer (A) and a photopolymerization initiator (B), wherein the photopolymerizable monomer (A) includes 10% by mass or more of a polyfunctional monomer (A1) having tri- or more-functionality in relation to a mass of the photopolymerizable monomer (A) and a bifunctional monomer (A2), a content of the photopolymerization initiator (B) is 0.5 to 5.0% by mass in relation to a mass of the photosensitive resin composition, and the bifunctional monomer (A2) is a compound having the following formula 1:
wherein Ra each independently represents a hydrogen atom, or an alkyl group having 1 to 5 carbon atoms; X represents a divalent group expressed in the following formula 2:
—(C2H4O)k—(C3H6O)l—(Y)j—(C2H4O)m—(C3H6O)n—  (2)
wherein Y is a group selected from divalent groups expressed in the following formulae Y1 to Y3:

wherein k, l, m, and n each independently represents an integer of 0 or more; a sum of k, 1, m, and n is an integer of 2 to 6; and j represents 1.

US Pat. No. 10,336,957

ACID-FREE QUATERNIZED NITROGEN COMPOUNDS AND USE THEREOF AS ADDITIVES IN FUELS AND LUBRICANTS

BASF SE, Ludwigshafen (D...

1. A process for preparing a quaternized nitrogen compound, comprising:a) reacting a compound comprising at least one oxygen- or nitrogen-containing group reactive with an anhydride and at least one quaternizable amino group with a polycarboxylic anhydride compound to obtain an amide compound having at least one quaternizable amino group, and
b) quaternizing the at least one quaternizable amino group of the amide compound by reaction with a hydrocarbyl epoxide of formula (II) to obtain the quaternized nitrogen compound:

wherein the Ra radicals are each independently H or a hydrocarbyl radical having 1 to 10 carbon atoms;
wherein the plycarboxylic anhydride compound is a di-, tri- or tetracarboxylic anhydride comprising a hydrophobic hydrocarbyl radical having a number-average molecular weight (Mn) of 85 to 20,000,
and
wherein at least the quaternizing is performed in the absence of a protic solvent and a protic acid.

US Pat. No. 10,336,953

OPTIMIZATION OF A DEASPHALTING PROCESS WITH THE AIM OF PRODUCING A FEED FOR A CARBON BLACK UNIT

IFP Energies nouvelles, ...

1. A process for the production of a composition suitable for use as a feed for the production of carbon black, comprising vacuum distilling an atmospheric residue in order to produce at least one vacuum distillate fraction and at least one vacuum residue fraction, subjecting said vacuum distillate fraction to at least the following two steps in succession:1) fluid catalytic cracking, producing a FCC residue,
2) filtration of fine solid particles contained in said FCC residue obtained from cracking 1), resulting in a filtrate containing less than 300 ppm of particles below 10 microns;
deasphalting said vacuum residue fraction without hydrotreatment, resulting in a deasphalted vacuum residue fraction, at least a portion thereof being mixed with at least a portion of said filtrate obtained in the filtration 2) in order to form said composition.

US Pat. No. 10,336,945

PROCESS AND APPARATUS FOR DECOKING A HYDROCARBON STEAM CRACKING FURNACE

ExxonMobil Chemical Paten...

1. A decoking process for removing coke formed during steam cracking of a liquid hydrocarbon feed in a furnace having a firebox, radiant coils, a transfer line exchanger, and an oil quench connection wherein liquid quench oil is injected to directly cool the steam-cracked hydrocarbon, the process comprising the steps of:(a) stopping the flow of hydrocarbon feed comprising liquids to the furnace;
(b) stopping the flow of quench oil to the oil quench connection;
(c) supplying a decoking feed comprising steam and air to the furnace under conditions sufficient to at least partially combust coke accumulated on the interior of the radiant coils, the transfer line exchanger, and the oil quench connection; and
(d) supplying a first portion of quench steam via the oil quench connection into the decoking process effluent, and supplying a second portion of quench steam to the decoking process effluent via a steam quench connection at a point downstream from the oil quench connection at sufficient flow to cool the decoking process effluent to a temperature less than 450° C.

US Pat. No. 10,336,942

COKE OVEN CORBEL STRUCTURES AND METHODS OF FORMING THE SAME

FOSBEL, INC., Brook Park...

1. A corbel structure for a coke oven comprising:an assembly of multiple stacked tiers of refractory blocks defining a plurality of substantially vertically oriented central flues and a plurality of diagonally oriented flues positioned laterally of the central flues, wherein
at least one tier of refractory blocks in the assembly includes a plurality of tongue-and-groove interconnected refractory blocks, and wherein
the plurality of interconnected refractory blocks of the at least one tier comprise mutually substantially orthogonal faces defining an edge and respectively including an elongate tongue protruding outwardly therefrom and an elongate groove recessed therein, and wherein
the elongate tongue and groove include respective adjacent ends which co-terminate with one another at the edge defined by the mutually orthogonal faces of the refractory blocks, wherein
the at least one tier includes a plurality of transverse spanner flue blocks, wherein each transverse spanner flue block defines a respective vertical flue section of a vertically oriented central flue and a diagonal flue section of a respective diagonally oriented flue located laterally of the respective vertical flue section, and wherein the transverse spanner flue blocks of the at least one tier are comprised of:
(i) a base section; and
(ii) a central platform section upwardly extending from the base section so as to define (a) opposed L-shaped lateral step regions, the central platform section defining the respective vertically oriented flue, and (b) upper and lower portions of each respective diagonally oriented flue, wherein
(iii) the central platform section includes opposed laterally directed U-shaped ends defining the upper portion of each respective diagonally oriented flue; and wherein
the at least one tier further comprises lateral spacer blocks positioned laterally of the at least one tier, wherein at least some of the lateral spacer blocks are positioned on the L-shaped lateral step regions in abutment with the U-shaped ends of the central platform.

US Pat. No. 10,336,940

DEVICE FOR REGULATING THE ENTRY OF LIGHT

MERCK PATENT GMBH, Darms...

1. A window containing a device for regulating the transmission of light into a room, comprising a switchable layer S comprising a liquid-crystalline medium which comprises at least two different dichroic compounds,where the following applies to the thickness d of layer S and the optical anisotropy ?n of the liquid-crystalline medium of layer S:
d<2 ?m/?n
wherein the molecules of the liquid-crystalline medium of switchable layer S are in a twisted nematic state in a switching state of the device and the switchable layer S is switchable between two different transmission levels, wherein the transmission level is determined by whether an electrical voltage is being applied or not being applied,
wherein the liquid crystalline medium has a clearing point in the temperature range from 70° C. to 170° C., and
wherein the device is colourless when looked through in all its switching states.

US Pat. No. 10,336,935

LOW TEMPERATURE STABILIZED FOAM-FORMING COMPOSITION FOR ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY

Dow Global Technologies L...

1. A method of recovering hydrocarbons from a reservoir during gas injection into the reservoir for enhanced oil recovery, the method comprising:(a) at least periodically injecting a gas and a foam-forming composition into a reservoir, the foam-forming composition including an aqueous anionic surfactant foaming solution comprising:
(i) one or more alpha-olefin sulfonate (AOS),
(ii) a solvent having the chemical formula C8H18O3, C8H16O3, or mixtures thereof, the solvent being present in an amount from 30 weight percent to 60 weight percent, based on a total weight of the aqueous anionic surfactant foaming solution, and
(iii) water; and
(b) contacting hydrocarbons in the reservoir with the gas and foam formed using the foam-forming composition to assist in recovering the hydrocarbons from the reservoir.

US Pat. No. 10,336,930

DATE TREE WASTE-BASED BINARY FIBROUS MIX FOR MODERATE TO SEVERE LOSS CONTROL

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A method to control lost circulation in a lost circulation zone in a wellbore, comprising:introducing an altered drilling fluid into the wellbore such that the altered drilling fluid contacts the lost circulation zone and reduces a rate of lost circulation into the lost circulation zone, where the altered drilling fluid comprises a drilling fluid and a lost circulation material (LCM), wherein the LCM consists of:
a first plurality of fibers produced from date tree trunks, wherein each of the first plurality of fibers has a diameter in the range of 0.4 millimeters (mm) to about 0.8 mm; and
a second plurality of fibers produced from at least one of date tree leaves and date tree leaf stems, wherein each of the second plurality of fibers has a diameter in the range of 0.5 millimeters (mm) to about 1 mm;
wherein the first plurality of fibers comprise 30% by weight of the LCM and the second plurality of fibers comprise 70% by weight of the LCM.

US Pat. No. 10,336,919

ADHESIVE COMPOSITION

LG Chem, Ltd., Seoul (KR...

1. An adhesive composition for encapsulating an organic electronic element, comprising:an olefin-based resin having a water vapor transmission rate (WVTR) of 50 g/m2·day or less;
a heat-curable resin; and
a photocurable compound,
wherein the olefin-based resin has a weight average molecular weight of less than 100,000,
wherein the olefin-based resin, the heat-curable resin and the photocurable compound are comprises at 40 to 90 parts by weight, 5 to 50 parts by weight and 1 to 40 parts by weight, respectively, and
wherein the adhesive composition is a solventless liquid at 25° C.

US Pat. No. 10,336,917

PRESSURE-SENSITIVE ADHESIVE FILM AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING ORGANIC ELECTRONIC DEVICE USING THE SAME

LG Chem, Ltd., Seoul (KR...

1. A pressure-sensitive adhesive film satisfying Equation 1, comprising:a pressure-sensitive adhesive having a water vapor transmission rate of 50 g/m2·day or less in a thickness direction, wherein the water vapor transmission rate is measured according to a specification of ASTM F1249:
?X?0.3 mm  [Equation 1]
wherein ?X is a change in a creeping distance of a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer between 50 to 200 seconds when a base film, in which the pressure-sensitive adhesive layer comprising a crosslinked product of the pressure-sensitive adhesive is formed to have a thickness of 50 ?m on one surface thereof, is adhered to a glass plate having an adhesive area of 1 cm2, and aged for 24 hours, and then an 1 kg load is applied thereto at 80° C. for 1000 seconds, and
wherein the pressure-sensitive adhesive comprises a pressure-sensitive adhesive composition comprising: an encapsulating resin which is a polyolefin-based resin or elastomer; and a multifunctional active energy ray-polymerizable compound,
wherein the pressure-sensitive adhesive film has a loss factor (tan ?) of 0.05 to 0.25 at 80° C. and a frequency of 1 Hz, and
wherein the active energy ray-polymerizable compound satisfies Formula 1:

wherein R1 is hydrogen or an alkyl group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms, n is an integer of 2 or more, and X is a residue derived from a cyclic alkyl group having 3 to 30 carbon atoms.

US Pat. No. 10,336,916

THERMALLY CONDUCTIVE FLEXIBLE ADHESIVE FOR AEROSPACE APPLICATIONS

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A method of preparing a thermally conductive flexible adhesive material, the method comprising:pretreating boron nitride particles in a water-vapor containing environment, thereby attaching hydroxyl groups to surfaces of the boron nitride particles;
exposing the boron nitride particles comprising the hydroxyl groups to the surfaces of the boron nitride particles to a silane-containing solution, thereby converting the hydroxyl groups to silane-containing organofunctional groups, covalently bound to the surfaces of the boron nitride particles;
combining a urethane modified epoxy with the boron nitride particles, comprising the silane-containing organofunctional groups, covalently bound to the surfaces of the boron nitride particles, thereby forming a combined material,
mixing the combined material to form the thermally conductive flexible adhesive material.

US Pat. No. 10,336,914

HEXAHYDROTRIAZINE HYBRID COATINGS FOR SULFUR CAPTURE

International Business Ma...

1. An electronic article, comprising:a substrate comprising electronic components; and
a coating disposed over and upon the substrate, wherein the coating contains polyhexahydrotriazine bonded to silicon containing groups or hexahydrotriazine bonded to silicon containing groups, wherein the silicon containing groups are selected from the group consisting of organosilicon groups, silane groups, alkoxy silane groups, and polysiloxane groups.

US Pat. No. 10,336,910

SACRIFICIAL COATING FOR INTERMEDIATE TRANSFER MEMBER OF AN INDIRECT PRINTING APPARATUS

XEROX CORPORATION, Norwa...

1. An indirect printing process comprising:providing an ink composition to an inkjet printing apparatus comprising an intermediate transfer member;
forming a sacrificial coating onto the intermediate transfer member, the sacrificial coating made from ingredients comprising:
a latex comprising polymer particles dispersed in a continuous liquid phase;
at least one hygroscopic material;
at least one oil-in-water emulsion; and
at least one surfactant;
ejecting droplets of ink in an imagewise pattern onto the sacrificial coating;
at least partially drying the ink to form a substantially dry ink pattern on the intermediate transfer member; and
transferring both the substantially dry ink pattern and the sacrificial coating from the intermediate transfer member to a final substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,336,893

PROCESS FOR PREPARING A MODIFIED ETHYLENE-BASED POLYMER USING A HYDROCARBON INITIATOR

Dow Global Technologies L...

1. A process to form a second composition comprising a modified ethylene-based polymer the process comprising reacting at a temperature lower than 280° C. a first composition comprising a first ethylene-based polymer with at least the following:(A) at least one carbon-carbon (C—C) free radical initiator of Structure I:

wherein R1, R2, R3, R4, R5 and R6 are each, independently, hydrogen or a hydrocarbyl group; and
wherein, optionally, two or more R groups (R1, R2, R3, R4, R5 and R6) form a ring structure; and
with the provisos that (i) at least one of R2 and R5 is a hydrocarbyl group of at least two carbon atoms, and (ii) at least one of R3 and R6 is a hydrocarbyl group of at least two carbon atoms; and
(B) at least one free radical initiator other than the carbon-carbon (C—C) free radical initiator of Structure I (a non-C—C free radical initiator); and
(C) less than 10 ppm of a hindered phenol antioxidant, based on the weight of the first composition.

US Pat. No. 10,336,887

PRESSURE-SENSITIVE ADHESIVES INCLUDING EXPANDABLE GRAPHITE

Firestone Building Produc...

1. A method of preparing a composite, the method comprising the steps of:i. providing a polymeric sheet;
ii. applying a pressure-sensitive adhesive having a first and second planar surfaces to the polymeric sheet; and
iii. applying expandable graphite to the second planar surface of the pressure-sensitive adhesive to form a concentrated region of expandable graphite.

US Pat. No. 10,336,877

MOLDED POLYURETHANE BODIES WITH EXCELLENT FLEXIBILITY AT LOW TEMPERATURE

BASF SE, Ludwigshafen am...

1. A process for producing polyurethane moldings, whereina) organic polyisocyanates are mixed with
b) one or more compounds having at least two hydrogen atoms which are reactive toward isocyanate, comprising polyester polyol,
c) blowing agent,
d) catalyst, and
e) propylene carbonate and at least one compound selected from the group consisting of compounds of the general formula (I),

where R is a hydrocarbon radical which has from 3 to 9 carbon atoms and is bound to the oxygen via a secondary or tertiary carbon atom,
and a compound of the formula (II),

to give a reaction mixture, introduced into a mold and allowed to react to give a polyurethane molding.

US Pat. No. 10,336,874

CO-EXTRUDED ULTRA THIN FILMS

National Research Council...

1. An ion exchange resin membrane or an ion exchange precursor resin membrane having a thickness of 25 microns or less and having an orientation ratio of 1.5 or less.

US Pat. No. 10,336,872

RESIN COMPOSITION AND FILM

KURARAY CO., LTD., Kuras...

1. A resin composition, comprising a modified polyvinyl alcohol comprising a monomer unit represented by formula (I), and an amine compound represented by formula (II):
wherein in the formula (I):
R1 represents a hydrogen atom, or a linear or branched alkyl group having 1 to 8 carbon atoms,
R2 represents —R3—SO3?X+, —R3—N+(R4)3Cl?, or a hydrogen atom,
R3 representing a linear or branched alkanediyl group having 1 to 10 carbon atoms,
X+ representing a hydrogen atom, a metal atom, or an ammonium group, and
R4 representing a linear or branched alkyl group having 1 to 5 carbon atoms, wherein a plurality of R4s are identical or different; and
H2N—R5  (II),
wherein in the formula (II):
R5 represents —R3?—SO3?X+?, —R3?—N+(R4?)3Cl?, or a hydrogen atom,
R3? representing a linear or branched alkanediyl group having 1 to 10 carbon atoms,
X+? representing a hydrogen atom, a metal atom, or an ammonium group, and
R4? representing a linear or branched alkyl group having 1 to 5 carbon atoms, wherein a plurality of R4?s are identical or different,
wherein the content of the amine compound with respect to 100 parts by mass of the modified polyvinyl alcohol is from 0.01 parts by mass to 1 part by mass.

US Pat. No. 10,336,865

LIQUID CRYSTAL ALIGNING AGENT, LIQUID CRYSTAL ALIGNMENT FILM AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE

Nissan Chemical Industrie...

1. A liquid crystal aligning agent comprising at least one polymer selected from the group consisting of a polyimide precursor having both of structural units represented by the following formula (1) and structural units represented by the following formula (2) and an imidized polymer thereof:
wherein each of X1 and X2 is a tetravalent organic group represented by the formula (XA-1), Y1 is a bivalent organic group represented by the following formula (Y1-1), Y2 is a bivalent organic group represented by the following formula (Y2-1) or (Y2-2), and each of R1 and R2 which are independent of each other, is a hydrogen atom or a C1-5 alkyl group:

wherein each of R3, R4, R5 and R6 which are independent of one another, is a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, a C1-6 alkyl group, a C2-6 alkenyl group, a C2-6 alkynyl group or a phenyl group;

wherein each of A1 and A5 which are independent of each other, is a single bond or a C1-5 alkylene group, each of A2 and A4 which are independent of each other, is a C1-5 alkylene group, A3 is a C1-6 alkylene group or a cycloalkylene group, each of B1 and B2 which are independent of each other, is a single bond, —O—, —NH—, —NMe-, —C(?O)—, —C(?O)O—, —C(?O)NH—, —C(?O)NMe-, —OC(?O)—, —NHC(?O)— or —N(Me)C(?O)—, D1 is a group to be replaced with a hydrogen atom by heat, and a is 0 or 1;

US Pat. No. 10,336,846

PROCESS TO FORM ETHYLENE/?-OLEFIN INTERPOLYMERS

Dow Global Technologies L...

1. A process to form an ethylene/?-olefin interpolymer, said process comprising at least the following steps A) through C):A) polymerizing, in at least one reactor, at least one reaction mixture comprising ethylene and the ?-olefin, in a solution polymerization, and, in the presence of at least the following components I), II) and III), to form a final polymer solution;
I) at least one compound of Structure 1 below:

wherein for Structure 1:
M is titanium, zirconium, or hafnium, each independently being in a formal oxidation state of +2, +3, or +4; n is an integer of from 0 to 3, wherein when n is 0, X is absent;
each X independently is a monodentate ligand that is neutral, monoanionic, or dianionic; or two X are taken together to form a bidentate ligand that is neutral, monoanionic, or dianionic; and wherein X and n are chosen in such a way that the metal-ligand complex of Structure 1 is, overall, neutral;
each Z independently is O or S;
L is hydrocarbylene or heterohydrocarbylene, wherein the hydrocarbylene has a portion that comprises a 1-carbon atom to 6-carbon atom linker backbone, linking the Z atoms in Structure 1, and the heterohydrocarbylene has a portion that comprises a 1-atom to 6-atom linker backbone, linking the Z atoms in Structure 1, wherein each atom of the 1-atom to 6-atom linker backbone of the heterohydrocarbylene independently is a carbon atom or a moiety comprising a heteroatom, wherein each moiety comprising a heteroatom independently is O, S, S(O), S(O)2, Si(Rc)2, Ge(Rc)2, P(RP), or N(RN), wherein independently each Rc is unsubstituted (C1-C18)hydrocarbyl or the two Rc are taken together to form a (C2-C19)alkylene, each RP is unsubstituted (C1-C18)hydrocarbyl; and each RN is unsubstituted (C1-C18)hydrocarbyl, a hydrogen atom or absent;
R1a, R2a, R3a, R4a, R1b, R2b, R3b, R4b, R5c, R6c, R7c, R8e, R9e, R10e, R11e, R12e, R13e, R14e, R15e, R5d, R6d, R7d, R8f, R9f, R10f, R11f, R12f, R13f, R14f and R15f are each, independently, a hydrogen atom, an unsubstituted hydrocarbyl, a substituted hydrocarbyl an unsubstituted heterohydrocarbyl, a substituted heterohydrocabyl, or a halogen atom; and
wherein two or more of R1a, R2a, R3a, R4a, R1b, R2b, R3b, R4b, R5c, R6c, R7c, R8e, R9e, R10e, R11e, R12e, R13e, R14e, R15e, R5d, R6d, R7d, R8f, R9f, R10f, R11f, R12f, R13f, R14f and R15f may, optionally, form one or more ring structures;
II) at least one co-catalyst selected from the following:
i) a borane compound,
ii) a borate compound,
iii) an alkyl aluminum compound,
iv) a combination of two or more from i) through iii);
III) at least one compound of Structure 2 below:

wherein, for Structure 2, R1, R2 and R3 are each, independently, hydrogen, an unsubstituted hydrocarbon, a substituted hydrocarbon, and/or two or more of R1, R2 and R3 may, optionally, form one or more ring structures; and wherein if R1 is hydrogen, then R2 and R3 are each not hydrogen; and if R2 is hydrogen, then R1 and R3 are each not hydrogen; and if R3 is hydrogen, then R1 and R2 are each not hydrogen; and
wherein R4, R5 and R6 are each, independently, hydrogen, an unsubstituted hydrocarbon, or a substituted hydrocarbon;
B) separating the final polymer solution into at least a polymer-rich solution and a polymer-free solution; and wherein, optionally, at least a portion of the polymer-free solution is recycled back to the reactor;
C) maintaining the level of the at least one compound of Structure 2 in the at least one reactor, from 100 ppm to 10,000 ppm, based on the total content weight of the reactor; and
wherein for step C), the level of the at least one compound of Structure 2 is maintained using one or more of the following features:
a) adding water to the final polymer solution, after this solution exits the at least one reactor, at a level from 0.1 to 1000 ppm, based on the total content weight of the reactor, and wherein, after the addition of the water, at least a portion of the polymer-free solution is recycled back to the reactor;
b) increasing or decreasing the level of the at least one co-catalyst of component II), and wherein, after the final polymer solution exits the at least one reactor, and at least a portion of the polymer-free solution is recycled back to the reactor;
c) adding at least one base compound to the final polymer solution, after this solution exits the at least one reactor, and wherein, after the addition of the base compound, at least a portion of the polymer-free solution is recycled back to the reactor;
d) adding at least one oil to the final polymer solution, and after this solution exits the at least one reactor, and wherein, after the addition of the oil, at least a portion of the polymer-free solution is recycled back to the reactor;
e) continuously adding the compound of Structure 2 to the reactor, to maintain the level of this compound, in the reactor, from 100 ppm to 10,000 ppm, based on the total content weight of the reactor;
f) any combination of two or more from a) through e).

US Pat. No. 10,336,782

SUBSTITUTED CYCLOPENTADIENYL COBALT COMPLEX AND METHOD FOR PRODUCTION THEREOF, AND COBALT-CONTAINING THIN FILM AND METHOD FOR PRODUCTION THEREOF

SAGAMI CHEMICAL RESEARCH ...

5. A method for producing a cobalt-containing thin film using, as a raw material in a vapor phase deposition method based on a chemical reaction, a cobalt complex represented by Formula (1)
[where R1 is a silyloxy group represented by Formula (2)

where R6, R7 and R8 each independently represent an alkyl group having from 1 to 6 carbon atoms; R2 is a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group having from 1 to 6 carbon atoms, or a silyloxy group represented by Formula (2); R3, R4 and R5 each independently represent a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group having from 1 to 6 carbon atoms; and L is a diene having from 4 to 10 carbon atoms].

US Pat. No. 10,336,774

N-AZASPIROCYCLOALKANE SUBSTITUTED N-HETEROARYL COMPOUNDS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR INHIBITING THE ACTIVITY OF SHP2

Novartis AG, Basel (CH)

1. A method of treatment of lung cancer comprising administering a compound of formula I, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, to a person in need of such treatment in an effective amount for the therapeutic treatment of lung cancer:
in which:
p is selected from 0 and 1;
q is selected from 0 and 1;
Y1 is N;
Y2 is CR6;
R1 is ?XR1a; wherein R1a is selected from C6-10aryl, C3-8cycloalkyl, C3-8cycloalkenyl and a 5-9 member heteroaryl group containing from 1 to 4 heteroatoms or groups independently selected from N, C(O), O and S; wherein said aryl or heteroaryl of R1a is substituted with 1 to 5 R9 groups independently selected from halo, amino, hydroxy, N3, C1-4alkyl, C1-4alkoxy, dimethyl-amino, hydroxy-substituted-C1-4alkyl, halo-substituted-C1-4alkyl, amino-substituted-C1-4alkyl, —C(O)OR10, —C(O)NH2 and —NHC(O)R10, wherein R10 is selected from hydrogen, phenyl and naphthyl; wherein said phenyl of R10 is unsubstituted or substituted with methoxy; and X is selected from a bond, S(O)m, O, C(O), CR10aR10b, NR11; wherein m is selected from 0, 1 and 2; each R10a and R10b is independently selected from halo and C1-4alkyl; and R11 is selected from hydrogen and C1-4alkyl;
R2a and R2b are independently selected from hydrogen, C1-4alkyl, C1-4alkoxy, amino, hydroxy, C3-8cycloalkyl and C1-4alkyl-amino;
R3a and R3b are independently selected from hydrogen, halo, C1-4alkyl, C1-4alkoxy, amino, hydroxy, C3-8cycloalkyl and C1-4alkyl-amino;
R4a and R4b are independently selected from hydrogen, halo, C1-4alkyl, C1-4alkoxy, amino, hydroxy, C3-8cycloalkyl and C1-4alkyl-amino;
R5a and R5b are independently selected from hydrogen, C1-4alkyl, C1-4alkoxy, amino, hydroxy, C3-8cycloalkyl and C1-4alkyl-amino;
R6 is selected from hydrogen, halo, cyano, C1-4alkyl, C1-4alkoxy, amino-carbonyl, halo-substituted C1-4alkyl, halo-substituted C1-4alkoxy, hydroxy-substituted C1-4alkyl, amino-substituted C1-4alkyl, —S(O)1-2R6a, —C(S)R6a, —C(O)NR6aR6b, —C(NH)NR6aR6b and —NR6aC(O)R6b; wherein R6a and R6b are independently selected from hydrogen and C1-4alkyl;
R7 and R8 together with the carbon atom to which they are both attached form a 3 to 7 member saturated or partially unsaturated ring that can optionally contain 1 to 3 heteroatoms or groups independently selected from N, C(O), O and S(O)m; wherein m is selected from 0, 1 and 2; wherein said saturated ring formed by R7 and R8 can be unsubstituted or substituted with 1 to 3 groups independently selected from amino, hydroxy, methoxy, halo, methyl, amino-methyl, methyl-amino and
isobutyryloxy.

US Pat. No. 10,336,769

GONADOTROPIN-RELEASING HORMONE RECEPTOR ANTAGONISTS AND METHODS RELATING THERETO

Neurocrine Biosciences, I...

1. A compound chosen fromor a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,336,762

PYRROLO[1,2-B]PYRIDAZINE DERIVATIVES

Gilead Sciences, Inc., F...

1. A compound of Formula (I)
wherein:
R1 and R2 are each independently selected from:
a) C1-10 alkyl optionally substituted with Z1;
b) C3-10 cycloalkyl optionally substituted with Z1;
c) 5-10 membered heteroaryl optionally substituted with Z1;
d) C6-10 aryl optionally substituted with Z1;
e) 4-7 membered monocyclic heterocyclyl optionally substituted with Z1;
f) 6-12 membered bicyclic heterocyclyl optionally substituted with Z1; or
g) —N(R12)(R12), —S(O)2R12, —S(O)2N(R12)(R12), or —H;
R3 and R4 are each independently selected from:
a) H, halo, —NO2, —CN, —O—R12, —C(O)—R12, —C(O)—N(R12)(R12), —N(R12)(R12), —N(R12)C(O)—R12, —N(R12)C(O)O—R12, —N(R12)S(O)2(R12), —N(R12)C(O)—N(R12)(R12), —S(O)2R12 or —S(O)2N(R12)(R12);
b) C1-9 alkyl optionally substituted with Z1;
c) C2-9 alkynyl optionally substituted with Z1;
d) C2-9 alkenyl optionally substituted with Z1;
e) 5-10 membered heteroaryl optionally substituted with Z1;
f) C6-10 aryl optionally substituted with Z1;
g) 4-12 membered heterocyclyl optionally substituted with Z1; or
h) C3-10 cycloalkyl optionally substituted with Z1;
R5, R6 and R7 are each independently selected from:
a) H, halo, —NO2, —CN, —O—R12, —C(O)—R12, —C(O)—N(R12)(R12), —N(R12)(R12), —N(R12)C(O)—R12, —N(R12)C(O)O—R12, or —N(R12)S(O)2(R12;
b) C1-5 alkyl optionally substituted with Z1; or
c) Cyclopropyl, oxetanyl or azetidinyl optionally substituted with Z1;
Z1 is independently oxo, halo, —NO2, —N3, —CN, C1-9 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, C3-15 cycloalkyl, C1-8 haloalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, heterocyclyl, —O—R12, —C(O)—R12, —C(O)O—R12, —C(O)—N(R12)(R12), —N(R12)(R12), —N(R12)2(R12)+, —N(R12)C(O)—R12, —N(R12)C(O)O—R12, —N(R12)C(O)N(R12)(R12), —N(R12)S(O)2(R12), —NR12S(O)2N(R12)(R12), —NR12S(O)2O(R12), —OC(O)R12, —OC(O)OR12, —OC(O)—N(R12)(R12), —Si(R12)3, —S—R12, —S(O)R12, —S(O)(NH)R12, —S(O)2R12 or —S(O)2N(R12)(R12);
wherein any alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, cycloalkyl, haloalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl or heterocyclyl is optionally substituted with Z1a;
each Z1a is independently oxo, halo, —NO2, —CN, —N3, C1-9 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, C3-15 cycloalkyl, C1-8 haloalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, heterocyclyl, —O—R12, —C(O)R12, —C(O)O—R12, —C(O)N(R12)(R12), —N(R12)(R12), —N(R12)2(R12)+, —N(R12)—C(O)R12, —N(R12)C(O)O(R12), —N(R12)C(O)N(R12)(R12), —N(R12)S(O)2(R12), —N(R12)S(O)2—N(R12)(R12), —N(R12)S(O)2O(R12), —OC(O)R12, —OC(O)OR12, —OC(O)—N(R12)(R12), —Si(R12)3, —S—R12, —S(O)R12, —S(O)(NH)R12, —S(O)2R12 or —S(O)2N(R12)(R12);
wherein any alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, cycloalkyl, haloalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl or heterocyclyl is optionally substituted with Z1b;
each R12 is independently H, C1-9 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, C3-15 cycloalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl or heterocyclyl;
wherein any alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, cycloalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl or heterocyclyl is optionally substituted with Z1a;
each Z1b is independently oxo, hydroxy, halo, —NO2, —N3, —CN, C1-9 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, C3-15 cycloalkyl, C1-8 haloalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, heterocyclyl, —O(C1-9 alkyl), —O(C2-6 alkenyl), —O(C2-6 alkynyl), —O(C3-15 cycloalkyl), —O(C1-8 haloalkyl), —O(aryl), —O(heteroaryl), —O(heterocyclyl), —NH2, —NH(C1-9 alkyl), —NH(C2-6 alkenyl), —NH(C2-6 alkynyl), —NH(C3-15 cycloalkyl), —NH(C1-8 haloalkyl), —NH(aryl), —NH(heteroaryl), —NH(heterocyclyl), —N(C1-9 alkyl)2, —N(C3-15 cycloalkyl)2, —N(C2-6 alkenyl)2, —N(C2-6 alkynyl)2, —N(C3-15 cycloalkyl)2, —N(C1-8 haloalkyl)2, —N(aryl)2, —N(heteroaryl)2, —N(heterocyclyl)2, —N(C1-9 alkyl)(C3-15 cycloalkyl), —N(C1-9 alkyl)(C2-6 alkenyl), —N(C1-9 alkyl)(C2-6 alkynyl), —N(C1-9 alkyl)(C3-15 cycloalkyl), —N(C1-9 alkyl)(C1-8 haloalkyl), —N(C1-9 alkyl)(aryl), —N(C1-9 alkyl)(heteroaryl), —N(C1-9 alkyl)(heterocyclyl), —C(O)(C1-9 alkyl), —C(O)(C2-6 alkenyl), —C(O)(C2-6 alkynyl), —C(O)(C3-15 cycloalkyl), —C(O)(C1-8 haloalkyl), —C(O)(aryl), —C(O)(heteroaryl), —C(O)(heterocyclyl), —C(O)O(C1-9 alkyl), —C(O)O(C2-6 alkenyl), —C(O)O(C2-6 alkynyl), —C(O)O(C3-15 cycloalkyl), —C(O)O(C1-8 haloalkyl), —C(O)O(aryl), —C(O)O(heteroaryl), —C(O)O(heterocyclyl), —C(O)NH2, —C(O)NH(C1-9 alkyl), —C(O)NH(C2-6 alkenyl), —C(O)NH(C2-6 alkynyl), —C(O)NH(C3-15 cycloalkyl), —C(O)NH(C1-8 haloalkyl), —C(O)NH(aryl), —C(O)NH(heteroaryl), —C(O)NH(heterocyclyl), —C(O)N(C1-9 alkyl)2, —C(O)N(C3-15 cycloalkyl)2, —C(O)N(C2-6 alkenyl)2, —C(O)N(C2-6 alkynyl)2, —C(O)N(C3-15 cycloalkyl)2, —C(O)N(C1-8 haloalkyl)2, —C(O)N(aryl)2, —C(O)N(heteroaryl)2, —C(O)N(heterocyclyl)2, —NHC(O)(C1-9 alkyl), —NHC(O)(C2-6 alkenyl), —NHC(O)(C2-6 alkynyl), —NHC(O)(C3-15 cycloalkyl), —NHC(O)(C1-8 haloalkyl), —NHC(O)(aryl), —NHC(O)(heteroaryl), —NHC(O)(heterocyclyl), —NHC(O)O(C1-9 alkyl), —NHC(O)O(C2-6 alkenyl), —NHC(O)O(C2-6 alkynyl), —NHC(O)O(C3-15 cycloalkyl), —NHC(O)O(C1-8 haloalkyl), —NHC(O)O(aryl), —NHC(O)O(heteroaryl), —NHC(O)O(heterocyclyl), —NHC(O)NH(C1-9 alkyl), —NHC(O)NH(C2-6 alkenyl), —NHC(O)NH(C2-6 alkynyl), —NHC(O)NH(C3-15 cycloalkyl), —NHC(O)NH(C1-8 haloalkyl), —NHC(O)NH(aryl), —NHC(O)NH(heteroaryl), —NHC(O)NH(heterocyclyl), —SH, —S(C1-9 alkyl), —S(C2-6 alkenyl), —S(C2-6 alkynyl), —S(C3-15 cycloalkyl), —S(C1-8 haloalkyl), —S(aryl), —S(heteroaryl), —S(heterocyclyl), —NHS(O)(C1-9 alkyl), —N(C1-9 alkyl)(S(O)(C1-9 alkyl), —S(O)N(C1-9 alkyl)2, —S(O)(C1-9 alkyl), —S(O)(NH)(C1-9 alkyl), —S(O)(C2-6 alkenyl), —S(O)(C2-6 alkynyl), —S(O)(C3-15 cycloalkyl), —S(O)(C1-8 haloalkyl), —S(O)(aryl), —S(O)(heteroaryl), —S(O)(heterocyclyl), —S(O)2(C1-9 alkyl), —S(O)2(C2-6 alkenyl), —S(O)2(C2-6 alkynyl), —S(O)2(C3-15 cycloalkyl), —S(O)2(C1-8 haloalkyl), —S(O)2(aryl), —S(O)2(heteroaryl), —S(O)2(heterocyclyl), —S(O)2NH(C1-9 alkyl), or —S(O)2N(C1-9 alkyl)2;
wherein any alkyl, cycloalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, or heterocyclyl is optionally substituted with one or more halo, C1-9 alkyl, C1-8 haloalkyl, —OH, —NH2, —NH(C1-9 alkyl), —NH(C3-15 cycloalkyl), —NH(C1-8 haloalkyl), —NH(aryl), —NH(heteroaryl), —NH(heterocyclyl), —N(C1-9 alkyl)2, —N(C3-15 cycloalkyl)2, —NHC(O)(C3-15 cycloalkyl), —NHC(O)(C1-8 haloalkyl), —NHC(O)(aryl), —NHC(O)(heteroaryl), —NHC(O)(heterocyclyl), —NHC(O)O(C1-9 alkyl), —NHC(O)O(C2-6 alkynyl), —NHC(O)O(C3-15 cycloalkyl), —NHC(O)O(C1-8 haloalkyl), —NHC(O)O(aryl), —NHC(O)O(heteroaryl), —NHC(O)O(heterocyclyl), —NHC(O)NH(C1-9 alkyl), —S(O)(NH)(C1-9 alkyl), S(O)2(C1-9 alkyl), —S(O)2(C3-15 cycloalkyl), —S(O)2(C1-8 haloalkyl), —S(O)2(aryl), —S(O)2(heteroaryl), —S(O)2(heterocyclyl), —S(O)2NH(C1-9 alkyl), —S(O)2N(C1-9 alkyl)2, —O(C3-15 cycloalkyl), —O(C1-8 haloalkyl), —O(aryl), —O(heteroaryl), —O(heterocyclyl), or —O(C1-9 alkyl); and
with the proviso that when R1 is C3 alkyl, R2 is C5 alkyl substituted with F and hydroxyl, R3, R5, R6, R7 are H, and R4 is CN, then R1 is substituted with oxo, halo, —NO2, —N3, —CN, C2-9 alkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, C3-15 cycloalkyl, C1-8 haloalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, heterocyclyl, —O—R12, —C(O)—R12, —C(O)O—R12, —C(O)—N(R12)(R12), —N(R12)(R12), —N(R12)2(R12)+, —N(R12)C(O)—R12, —N(R12)C(O)O—R12, —N(R12)C(O)N(R12)(R12), —N(R12)S(O)2(R12), —NR12S(O)2N(R12)(R12), —NR12S(O)2O(R12), —OC(O)R12, —OC(O)OR12, —OC(O)—N(R12)(R12), —Si(R12)3, —S—R12, —S(O)R12, —S(O)(NH)R12, —S(O)2R12 or —S(O)2N(R12)(R12);
wherein any alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, cycloalkyl, haloalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl or heterocyclyl is optionally substituted with Z1a;
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, stereoisomer, mixture of stereoisomers, or deuterated analog thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,336,754

PYRIMIDINONES AS FACTOR XIA INHIBITORS

Bristol-Myers Squibb Comp...

1. A method for the treatment or prophylaxis of a venous cardiovascular thromboembolic disorder comprising administering to a patient in need thereof a therapeutically effective amount of a compound of Formula (VII):
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein:
ring A is independently selected from

ring B is independently selected from

R1 is independently selected from H and C1-4 alkyl;
R10 is independently selected from H, F, Cl, CF3, CHF2, and COOH;
R3c is independently selected from H, CHF2, CD3, CH3, and

R8b is independently selected from H and F; and
R8c is independently selected from H, F, Cl, CH3, and OCH3.

US Pat. No. 10,336,751

TRICYCLIC 4-PYRIDONE-3-CARBOXYLIC ACID DERIVATIVES FOR THE TREATMENT AND PROPHYLAXIS OF HEPATITIS B VIRUS INFECTION

Hoffmann-La Roche Inc., ...

1. A compound of formula (I),
wherein:
R1, R2, R3 and R4 are independently selected from C1-6alkyl, haloC1-6alkyl, hydrogen, halogen, amino, cyano, pyrrolidinyl and OR8;
R5, R6, R7 are independently selected from hydrogen, C1-6alkyl or haloC1-6alkyl;
R8 is hydrogen; C1-6alkyl; haloC1-6alkyl; C3-7cycloalkylC1-6alkyl; phenylC1-6alkyl; hydroxyC1-6alkyl; C1-6alkoxyC1-6alkyl; C1-6alkylsulfanylC1-6alkyl; C1-6alkylsulfonylC1-6alkyl; cyanoC1-6alkyl; aminoC1-6alkyl; C1-6alkylaminoC1-6alkyl; diC1-6alkylaminoC1-6alkyl; C1-6alkylcarbonylaminoC1-6alkyl; C1-6alkylsulfonylaminoC1-6alkyl; C1-6alkoxycarbonylaminoC1-6alkyl; pyrazolylC1-6alkyl or triazolylC1-6alkyl;
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, or an enantiomer, or diastereomer thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,336,748

METHYOXY-SUBSTITUTED PYRROLOPYRIDINE MODULATORS OF RORC2 AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

Pfizer Inc., New York, N...

1. A compound of Formula I:or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein,X is phenyl optionally substituted with one, two, three, four or five substituents independently selected from the group consisting of —CH3, —CH2CH3, —CH2OH, —OH, —OCH3, —SCH3, —OCH2CH3, —OCH2CH2OH, —OCH2CH2OCH3, —F, —Cl, —Br and —CN;
R1 is —CH3 or —CH2CH3;
W is

 optionally substituted with one, two, three, four or five —CH3; and
R2 is (C1-C6)alkyl, (C3-C10)cycloalkyl, phenyl, tetrahydrothiophenyl, thietanyl or indanyl, optionally substituted with one, two, three, four or five substituents independently selected for each occurrence from the group consisting of —F, —Cl, —Br, —OH, (C1-C3)alkyl, (C1-C3)haloalkyl and (C3-C10)cycloalkyl.

US Pat. No. 10,336,745

PIPERAZINE-CONTAINING TWO-PHOTON ABSORBING COMPOUNDS

The United States of Amer...

1. A two-photo active compound having a formula:
where Rl and R2 are independently selected from the group consisting of linear or branched alkyl chains having a general formula CnH2n+1, n ranges from about 6 to about 20, and ethoxylated alkyls having a general formula R3(OCH2CH2)mOCH2CH2—, where R3 is a C1 to C4 alkyl group and m ranges from 0 to about 5; and
Y is selected from the group consisting of H, OH, and alkoxyl groups.

US Pat. No. 10,336,739

4-HYDROXY-3-(HETEROARYL)PYRIDINE-2-ONE APJ AGONISTS

Bristol-Myers Squibb Comp...

1. A compound having the structure:
or a stereoisomer, a tautomer, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,336,737

METAL CATALYZED DEAROMATIVE 1,2-CARBOAMINATION

The Board of Trustees of ...

1. An urazole compound of Formula I:or the enantiomer thereof;wherein
R1 is alkyl, alkenyl, aryl, or heteroaryl;
R2, R3 and R6 are each independently H, D, halo, alkyl, cycloalkyl, ORA, N(RA)2, aryl, heteroaryl, or R2 and R3 taken together form a ring wherein the ring is unsaturated or aromatic;
R4 is H, alkyl, or cycloalkyl;
R5 is H, alkyl, cycloalkyl, or aryl;
each RA is independently H, alkyl, cycloalkyl, C(?O)RB, aryl, or heteroaryl; and
each RB is independently H, OH, halo, alkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, or N(RA)2, wherein N(RA)2 is not recursive with C(?O)RB;
wherein each alkyl, cycloalkyl, alkenyl, aryl, and heteroaryl is optionally substituted with one or more substituents.

US Pat. No. 10,336,736

MODULATORS OF CHEMOKINE RECEPTORS

ChemoCentryx, Inc., Moun...

1. A method of treating a CXCR2- and/or CCR6-mediated disease or condition in a subject in need thereof, said method comprising administering an effective amount of a compound of formula (A1) to said subject,
wherein
R1a is selected from CH3 and Cl;
R1b is H or is CH3;
R3 is H or D;
R4 is H, C1-8 alkyl, OH, —NRaRb, —C1-4 alkoxy, and Y; wherein the C1-8 alkyl is optionally substituted with halogen, —CN, —CO2Ra, —CONRaRb, —C(O)Ra, OC(O)NRaRb, —NRaC(O)Rb, —NRaC(O)2Rc, —NRaC(O)NRaRb, —NRaRb, —ORa, —S(O)2NRaRb, —NRaS(O)2Rb and Y, wherein Y is a 4 to 8 membered cycloheteroalkyl group or a 3 to 8 membered cycloalkyl group or a 5- or 6-membered aryl or heteroaryl group any of which is optionally substituted with from 1 to four substituents selected from halogen, oxo, —CN, —C1-6 alkyl, —C1-6 alkoxy, —C1-6 hydroxyalkyl, —C1-6 haloalkyl, O— C1-6 haloalkyl, —C1-4alkyl-O—C1-4 alkyl, —C1-6 alkyl-NRaRb, —C1-6 alkyl-CO2H, —C1-6 alkyl-CO2Ra, —C1-6 alkyl-CONRaRb, —C1-6 alkyl-C(O)Ra, —C1-6 alkyl-OC(O)NRaRb, —C1-6 alkyl-NRaC(O)Rb, —C1-6 alkyl-NRaC(O)2Rc, —C1-6 alkyl-NRaC(O)NRaRb, —C1-6 alkyl-ORa, —C1-6 alkyl-S(O)2NRaRb, —C1-6 alkyl-NRaS(O)2Rb, —CO2Ra, —CONRaRb, —C(O)Ra, —OC(O)NRaRb, —NRaC(O)Rb, —NRaC(O)2Rc, —NRaC(O)NRaRb, —NRaRb, —ORa, —S(O)2NRaRb, —NRaS(O)2Rb, —CH2CO2Ra; each Ra and Rb is independently selected from hydrogen, C1-4 alkyl, C1-4 hydroxyalkyl and C1-4 haloalkyl, and Rc is selected from C1-4 alkyl, C1-4 hydroxyalkyl and C1-4 haloalkyl; and wherein the 4 to 8 membered cycloheteroalkyl group and the 3 to 8 membered cycloalkyl group may additionally be optionally substituted with oxo;
R5a and R5b are each independently selected from H, F, Cl, Br and CH3;
R6a and R6b are each members independently selected from the group consisting of H, C1-4 alkyl, C1-4 hydroxyalkyl and C1-4 haloalkyl; or optionally R6a and R6b are taken together to form oxo (?O) or a 4 to 6 membered cycloheteroalkyl group or a 3 to 6 membered cycloalkyl group; and
R7 is methyl or ethyl; or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, solvate or hydrate thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,336,730

SUBSTITUTED GLYCINE DERIVED FXIA INHIBITORS

Bristol-Myers Squibb Comp...

8. A pharmaceutical composition comprising one or more compounds according to claim 1 and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier or diluent.

US Pat. No. 10,336,728

SALTS OF A PIM KINASE INHIBITOR

Incyte Corporation, Wilm...

1. A solid form of a compound having the formula:wherein the solid form is crystalline having Form I.

US Pat. No. 10,336,713

TRIAZOLE-BASED READER MOLECULES AND METHODS FOR SYNTHESIZING AND USE THEREOF

Arizona Board of Regents,...

1. A universal reader molecule for functionalization onto electrodes of a recognition tunneling molecule identification system comprising a triazole carboxamide compound of 5-(2-mercaptoethyl)-4H-1,2,4-triazole-3-carboxamide and its tautomers.

US Pat. No. 10,336,709

LP-PLA2 INHIBITORS

ABIDE THERAPEUTICS, INC, ...

1. A compound having the structure of Formula (I), or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or solvate thereof:wherein:R1 is selected from the group consisting of —N(R10)R11, —OH, C1-C6alkyl, and C1-C6alkoxy;
R2 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, halogen, —N(R12)R13, —CF3, C1-C6alkyl, and C1-C6alkoxy;
R3 is hydrogen or C1-C3alkyl;
R4 and R5 are each independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1-C6alkyl optionally substituted by one, two, or three groups independently selected from halogen, cyano, and hydroxyl, and —(C1-C6alkylene)-(phenyl) optionally substituted by one, two, or three groups independently selected from halogen, cyano, —CF3, —OH, C1-C6alkyl, and C1-C6alkoxy;
each R6 is independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, —N(R12)R13, —CF3, C1-C6alkyl, and C1-C6alkoxy;
R10 and R11 are each independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, and C1-C3alkyl; or R10 and R11 together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached, form a 4-6 membered heterocyclic ring optionally substituted by C1-C6alkyl or —CO2H;
each R12 and R13 are each independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, and C1-C3alkyl;
n is 1 or 2; and
p is 0, 1, or 2.

US Pat. No. 10,336,708

IMIDAZOLE COMPOUND, METAL SURFACE TREATMENT LIQUID, METAL SURFACE TREATMENT METHOD, AND LAMINATE PRODUCTION METHOD

TOKYO OHKA KOGYO CO., LTD...

1. An imidazole compound represented by the following formula (1-1-1):wherein R1 represents a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group, R4 represents a halogen atom, a hydroxyl group, a mercapto group, a sulfide group, a silyl group, a silanol group, a nitro group, a nitroso group, a sulfonate group, a phosphino group, a phosphinyl group, a phosphonato group, or an organic group,at least one of R11, R12, R13, R14, and R15 is a group represented by —O—R10 wherein R10 is an alkyl group, and each remaining member of R11, R12, R13, R14, and R15 is a hydrogen atom, and
n represents an integer of 0 to 3.

US Pat. No. 10,336,705

ELECTRICALLY CONDUCTING OLIGO(PYRAZOLES)

The United States of Amer...

1. An electrically conducting organic oligomer comprising 4-nitro-1H-pyrazole-3-yl-amine, 4-trifluoromethyl-1H-pyrazol-3-yl-amine, 4-trichloromethyl-1H-pyrazol-3-yl-amine, 4-tribromomethyl-1H-pyrazol-3-yl-amine, 4-ammonium-1H-pyrazol-3-yl-amine, 4-trimethylammonium-1H-pyrazol-3-yl-amine, 4-triethylammonium-1H-pyrazol-3-yl-amine, or 4-tripropylammonium-1H-pyrazol-3-yl-amine.

US Pat. No. 10,336,701

PYRIDIN-2-ONE DERIVATIVES OF FORMULA (II) USEFUL AS EP3 RECEPTOR ANTAGONISTS

Janssen Pharmaceutica NV,...

1. A compound of formula (II)
wherein
is selected from the group consisting of naphth-2-yl, indol-5-yl, indazol-5-yl, indazol-6-yl, benzimidazol-5-yl, benzimidazol-6-yl, benzothiazol-5-yl, benzothiazol-6-yl, benzoisothiazol-6-yl, chroman-7-yl, chromen-7-yl, benzo[d][1,3]dioxol-5-yl, 3,4-dihydro-2H-benzo[b][1,4]oxazin-6-yl, 3,4-dihydro-2H-benzo[b][1,4]oxazin-7-yl and 2,3-dihydro-benzo[b][1,4]dioxin-6-yl;wherein the naphth-2-yl, indol-5-yl, indazol-5-yl, indazol-6-yl, benzimidazol-5-yl, benzimidazol-6-yl, benzothiazol-5-yl, benzothiazol-6-yl, benzoisothiazol-6-yl, chroman-7-yl, chromen-7-yl, benzo[d][1,3]dioxol-5-yl, 3,4-dihydro-2H-benzo[b][1,4]oxazin-6-yl, 3,4-dihydro-2H-benzo[b][1,4]oxazin-7-yl or 2,3-dihydro-benzo[b][1,4]dioxin-6-yl; is optionally substituted on the phenyl portion of the
bicycle with one to two substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, oxo, cyano, C1-3alkyl, fluorinated C1-2alkyl, C1-3alkoxy, fluorinated C1-2alkoxy and C3-6cycloalkyl;and wherein the naphth-2-yl, indol-5-yl, indazol-5-yl, indazol-6-yl, benzimidazol-5-yl, benzimidazol-6-yl, benzothiazol-5-yl, benzothiazol-6-yl, benzoisothiazol-6-yl, chroman-7-yl, chromen-7-yl, benzo[d][1,3]dioxol-5-yl, 3,4-dihydro-2H-benzo[b][1,4]oxazin-6-yl, 3,4-dihydro-2H-benzo[b][1,4]oxazin-7-yl or 2,3-dihydro-benzo[b][1,4]dioxin-6-yl; is further optionally substituted on the
portion of thebicycle with one to two substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, oxo, cyano, C1-3alkyl, fluorinated C1-2alkyl, C1-3alkoxy, fluorinated C1-2alkoxy and C3-6cycloalkyl;R3 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, halogen and C1-4alkyl;
R4 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, halogen and C1-4alkyl;
R5 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, fluoro, hydroxy, C1-4alkyl, C3-6cycloalkyl and —C(O)NRURV; wherein RU and RV are each independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen and C1-2alkyl;
is a ring structure selected from the group consisting of cyclopentyl, cyclohexyl, azetidin-3-yl, pyrrolidin-3-yl, piperidin-3-yl, piperidin-4-yl, morpholin-2-yl, thiomorpholin-4-yl, tetrahydropyran-4-yl, 4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-2H-indazol-5-yl, 1,5-dihydro-imidazol-5-yl, 3,5-dihydro-imidazol-5-yl, 4,5-dihydro-imidazol-4-yl, 4,5-dihydro-imidazol-5-yl, imidazolidin-4-yl, imidazolidin-5-yl, 4,5-dihydro-pyrrol-3-yl, 4,5-dihydro-pyrazol-5-yl, 1,2,5-thiadiazolidin-3-yl, 4,5,6,7-tetrahydro-benzo[d]isoxazol-5-yl, imidazo[1,2-a]imdazol-3-yl, imidazo[2,1-c][1,2,4]triazol-5-yl, 6,7-dihydro-5H-imidazo[2,1-c][1,2,4]triazol-6-yl, tetrahydro-1H,3H-pyrrolo[1,2-c]oxazol-6-yl, 6-oxabicyclo[3.2.1]octan-5-yl, 8-azabicyclo[3.2.1]octan-3-yl, 6-azabicyclo[3.2.1]octan-4-yl, 1-oxa-3-azaspiro[4.5]decan-7-yl, 2-azaspiro[4.5]decan-8-yl, 1?2,3-diazaspiro[4.5]decan-7-yl, 2-azaspiro[5.5]undecan-9-yl, 3-azaspiro[5.5]undecan-9-yl, 1,3-diazaspiro[4.5]decan-8-yl and octahydro-cyclopenta[c]pyrrol-5-yl;wherein the
ring structure is optionally substituted with one or more substituents independently selected from the group consisting of C1-4alkyl, hydroxy, oxo, thioxo, cyano, —NRFRG, —NH(CN), ?NH, ?N(CN), ?N(OH), ?N(O—C1-2alkyl), —CH2—NRFRG—C(O)—NRFRG, —C(O)—NRFRG, —C(O)—CH2OH, —SO2—(C1-4alkyl), —NRF—SO2—(C1-4alkyl) and —C(NRFRG)(?N—CN);wherein RF and RG are each independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen and C1-4alkyl;
provided that when R3 is hydrogen, R4 is hydrogen, R5 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1-4alkyl and C3-6cycloalkyl, and
is selected from the group consisting of pyrrolidin-3-yl-2-one and piperidin-3-yl-2-one, thenis other than indol-5-yl, indazol-5-yl, indazol-6-yl, benzimidazol-5-yl or benzimidazol-6-yl; wherein the indol-5-yl, indazol-5-yl, indazol-6-yl, benzimidazol-5-yl or benzimidazol-6-yl is optionally substituted with one or more substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, C1-3alkyl and C3-6cycloalkyl;provided further that when
is selected from the group consisting of indol-5-yl, indazol-6-yl and benzimidazol-6-yl; wherein the indol-5-yl, indazol-6-yl or benzimidazol-6-yl is optionally substituted with one to two substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halogen and C1-3alkyl, R3 is hydrogen, R4 is hydrogen and R5 is methyl, thenis other than pyrrolidin-3-yl-2-one or piperidin-3-yl-2-one;provided further than when
is selected from the group consisting of naphth-2-yl and 8-fluoro-naphth-2-yl, R3 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, halogen and C1-3alkyl, R4 is hydrogen and R5 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1-4alkyl and C3-6cycloalkyl, thenis other than imidazolidin-4-yl-2-one;or a tautomer or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,336,700

COMPOUNDS FOR MODULATING MITOCHONDRIAL FUNCTION

Mayo Foundation for Medic...

1. A compound of Formula (I):
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof,
wherein:
X is absent or selected from the group consisting of CH2 and C(O);
R1 is selected from the group consisting of H, OH, CN, NO2, halo, C1-3 alkyl, C1-3 haloalkyl, C1-3 alkoxy, C1-3 haloalkoxy, C3-7 cycloalkyl, amino, C1-3 alkylamino, and di(C1-3 alkyl)amino;
R2 is selected from the group consisting of H and C1-6 alkyl;
R3 is selected from the group consisting of H, C1-6 alkyl, —C(O)(C1-3 alkyl), and —C(O)O(C1-3 alkyl);
R4 is selected from the group consisting of C3-10 cycloalkyl, C6-10 aryl, 5-10 membered heteroaryl, and 5-10 membered heterocycloalkyl, each optionally substituted by 1, 2, 3, or 4 independently selected R5 groups; and
R5 is selected from the group consisting of OH, CN, NO2, halo, C1-3 alkyl, C1-3 haloalkyl, C1-3 alkoxy, C1-3 haloalkoxy, C3-7 cycloalkyl, amino, C1-3 alkylamino, and di(C1-3 alkyl)amino.

US Pat. No. 10,336,698

PROCESS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF 2-[4-(CYCLOPROPANECARBONYL)PHENYL]-2-METHYL-PROPANENITRILE

SANOFI-AVENTIS DEUTSCHLAN...

1. A process for preparing a compound of formula I
comprising reacting a compound of formula XX

wherein R1 is fluoro or chloro,
with isobutyronitrile of formula XXI

in the presence of a base, wherein the base is potassium hexamethyldisilazane (KHMDS), sodium hexamethyldisilazane (NaHMDS) or sodium amide.

US Pat. No. 10,336,696

BICARBAZOLE COMPOUND, PHOTO-CURABLE COMPOSITION, CURED PRODUCT THEREOF, CURABLE COMPOSITION FOR PLASTIC LENS, AND PLASTIC LENS

DIC Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. A bicarbazole compound represented by structural formula (1):
(wherein X1 and X2 are each independently a photopolyrnerizable functional group, a structural site having a photopolymerizable functional group, or a hydrogen atom, at least one of X1 and X2 is a photopolymerizable functional group or a structural site having a photopolymerizable functional group, R1 and R2 are each independently a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms, an alkoxy group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms, a bromine atom, or a chlorine atom, and at least one of R1 and R2 is a hydrogen atom).

US Pat. No. 10,336,692

METHOD OF FORMING PARACYCLOPHANE CONTAINING FUNCTIONAL GROUP WITH DISULFIDE BOND

MAY-HWA ENTERPRISE CORPOR...

1. A method of forming a paracyclophane containing a disulfide functional group, comprising:adding 3,3?-dithiodipropionic acid and N-ethyl-N?-(3-(dimethylamino)propyl)carbodiimide into 4-aminomethyl [2,2] paracyclophane, thereby obtaining the paracyclophane comprising the disulfide functional group.

US Pat. No. 10,336,689

GOSSYPOL EFLORNITHINE SCHIFF BASE COMPOUND WITH ANTITUMOR ACTIVITIES AND A METHOD OF PREPARING THE SAME

1. A gossypol eflornithine Schiff base compound having the following Formula I:

US Pat. No. 10,336,687

SELECTED AMIDE OF Y-HYDROXYBUTYRIC ACID AND USES THEREOF IN THE TREATMENT OF ALCOHOL MISUSE

LABORATORIO FARMACEUTICO ...

1. A compound of Formula (I):
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,336,676

ORGANOLEPTIC (ALKOXYMETHYLENE)OCTAHYDRO-1H-4,7-METHANOINDENE COMPOUNDS

1. A compound of formula:
wherein an alkoxymethylene group, ?CHOR, is present at position 1, 2 or 3; and
wherein R represents a C1-3 alkyl group.

US Pat. No. 10,336,675

BIAROMATIC VITAMIN D ANALOGS

DSM IP ASSETS B.V., Heer...

1. A compound according to formula (I):
wherein
X and Y, are either both —CH2—, or one of X and Y is —CH2— and the other is —O—;
R1 is a methyl group or an ethyl group;
A is either a carbon atom, CH group, CH2 group or an oxygen atom;
one of Z1 and Z2 represents a hydroxyl group and the other one is a hydrogen atom;
R2 and R3, independently of each other, represent a hydrogen atom, a methyl group, an ethyl group, or a CF3 group or R2 and R3, together with the carbon they are bound to, form a cyclopropyl group;
the dotted/solid lines () represent either a single carbon-carbon bond or a double carbon-carbon bond, with the proviso that, if two of said bonds are double bonds, the double bonds are conjugated;
one of R6 and R7 represents a hydrogen atom and the other one represents a radical R8, wherein
wherein R4 represents a hydrogen atom, a methyl group, an ethyl group, a propyl group, a (CH2)nOR9 group where n is 1, 2, 3 or 4; and R5 represents a hydrogen atom, a methyl group, an ethyl group, a propyl group, or a (CH2)nOR10 group where n is 1, 2 or 3, and whereinR9 and R10, independently of each other, represent a hydrogen atom, a methyl group, or an ethyl group.

US Pat. No. 10,336,668

METHOD FOR PRODUCING CIS- AND TRANS-ENRICHED MDACH

BASF SE, Ludwigshafen (D...

1. A process for preparing trans-enriched MDACH, the process comprising:distilling an MDACH starting mixture in the presence of an auxiliary, wherein trans-enriched MDACH is distilled off,
and wherein
the auxiliary is an organic compound having
a molar mass of 62 to 500 g/mol,
a boiling point at least 5° C. above the boiling point of cis,cis-2,6-diamino-1-methylcyclohexane, where the boiling points are each based on a pressure of 50 mbar, and
2 to 4 functional groups selected independently from the group consisting of an alcohol group, a primary amino group, a secondary amino group and a tertiary amino group,
wherein the MDACH starting mixture comprises a total amount of MDACH, wherein the total amount of MDACH in the MDACH starting mixture comprises 0% to 100% by weight of 2,4-diamino-1-methylcyclohexane (2,4-MDACH) and 0% to 100% by weight of 2,6-diamino-1-methylcyclohexane (2,6-MDACH), and wherein the MDACH starting mixture comprises both trans and cis isomers, and
wherein trans-enriched MDACH is a mixture comprising a total amount of MDACH, wherein the total amount of MDACH in the mixture of trans-enriched MDACH comprises 0% to 100% by weight of 2,4-MDACH and 0% to 100% by weight of 2,6-MDACH, where the proportion of trans isomers in the total amount of MDACH in the mixture of trans-enriched MDACH is higher than the proportion of trans isomers in the total amount of MDACH in the MDACH starting mixture.

US Pat. No. 10,336,666

PROCESSES FOR PRODUCING OLEFINS FROM PARAFFINS

UOP LLC, des plaines, IL...

1. A process for dehydrogenation of a hydrocarbon-containing feed stream comprising:a) passing a first portion of the hydrocarbon-containing feedstream through at a first catalytic dehydrogenation reactor to provide a first effluent stream, the hydrocarbon-containing feedstream comprising propane, butane, or a combination thereof;
b) measuring a first internal differential pressure across a first screen or a second screen in the first catalytic dehydrogenation reactor and bypassing a second portion of the hydrocarbon-containing feed stream around the first catalytic dehydrogenation reactor when the first internal differential pressure is above a first predetermined limit;
c) passing a first portion of first effluent stream and at least a portion of the bypassed second portion of the hydrocarbon-containing feed stream to a second catalytic dehydrogenation reactor to provide a second effluent stream;
d) measuring a second internal differential pressure across a first screen or a second screen in the second catalytic dehydrogenation reactor and bypassing a second portion of the first effluent stream around the second catalytic dehydrogenation reactor when the second internal differential pressure is above a second predetermined limit;
e) passing a first portion of the second effluent stream and at least one of, at least a portion of the bypassed section portion of the hydrocarbon-containing feed stream and at least a portion of the bypassed second portion of the first effluent stream, to a third catalytic dehydrogenation reactor to provide a third effluent stream;
f) measuring a third internal differential pressure across a first screen or a second screen in the third catalytic dehydrogenation reactor and bypassing a second portion of the second effluent stream around the third catalytic dehydrogenation reactor when the third internal differential pressure is above a third predetermined limit;
g) passing a first portion of the third effluent stream and at least one of, at least a portion of the bypassed section portion of the hydrocarbon-containing feed stream, at least a portion of the bypassed second portion of the first effluent stream and at least a portion of the bypassed second portion of the second effluent stream, to a fourth catalytic dehydrogenation reactor to provide a fourth effluent stream; and
h) measuring a fourth internal differential pressure across a first screen or a second screen in the fourth catalytic dehydrogenation reactor and bypassing a second portion of the third effluent stream around the fourth catalytic dehydrogenation reactor when the fourth internal differential pressure is above a fourth pre-determined limit
wherein the first, second, third, and fourth catalytic dehydrogenation reactors are moving bed reactors and are arranged in series.

US Pat. No. 10,336,656

CERAMIC ARTICLE WITH REDUCED SURFACE DEFECT DENSITY

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC., ...

1. A heat-treated ceramic article prepared by a process comprising:heating a machined ceramic article to a temperature range between about 1000° C. and about 1800° C., wherein the machined ceramic article comprises an uncoated bulk sintered ceramic comprising a rare earth oxide, the machined ceramic article has a surface with an initial surface defect density and an initial surface roughness, the initial surface defect density is based on a plurality of surface defects, the plurality of surface defects comprises a plurality of broken bonds having surface particles bound thereto, and the surface particles comprise the rare earth oxide and are formed by breaking of bonds of the machined ceramic article to form the plurality of broken bonds;
heat treating the machined ceramic article at one or more temperatures within the temperature range for a duration of up to about 24 hours, the heat treating comprising:
melting a layer of the machined ceramic article at the surface, wherein at least a fraction of the surface particles are melted to produce melted surface particles;
diffusing the melted surface particles comprising the rare earth oxide into the plurality of surface defects at the melted layer to form unbroken bonds with the layer at the plurality of surface defects; and
re-growing the melted surface particles comprising the rare earth oxide on grains of the machined ceramic article; and
cooling the machined ceramic article, wherein the heating and cooling are each performed at a ramping rate of less than about 5° C. per minute to avoid cracking of the machined ceramic article, and wherein the heat-treated ceramic article has a reduced surface defect density that is lower than the initial surface defect density, a reduced amount of surface particles comprising the rare earth oxide that are trapped by broken bonds, and a reduced surface roughness, caused by the heat treating that comprises an average roughness of about 26.26 ?-inch or less and a maximum peak to valley height of about 198.65 ?-inch or less, wherein the reduced surface roughness is lower than the initial surface roughness.

US Pat. No. 10,336,654

CEMENTED CARBIDE WITH COBALT-MOLYBDENUM ALLOY BINDER

KENNAMETAL INC., Latrobe...

1. A sintered cemented carbide composition comprising:a hard particle phase including tungsten carbide; and
a cobalt-based metallic binder comprising a cubic cobalt-molybdenum solid solution phase.

US Pat. No. 10,336,645

RARE EARTH METAL-DOPED QUARTZ GLASS AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME

1. Method for producing rare earth metal-doped quartz glass, the method comprising the steps of:(a) providing a blank of the rare earth metal-doped quartz glass; and
(b) homogenizing the blank by softening the blank zone by zone in a heating zone and by twisting the softened zone along a rotation axis,
wherein during homogenization according to method step (b), the blank is softened under the action of an oxidizingly acting or neutral plasma.

US Pat. No. 10,336,644

METHODS OF FERRULE RESHAPING FOR CORRECTING CORE-TO-FERRULE CONCENTRICITY ERRORS, AND OPTICAL FIBER CABLE ASSEMBLIES RELATED TO SUCH METHODS

Corning Optical Communica...

1. A method for reducing a core-to-ferrule concentricity error for a ferrule having an axial bore sized to operably support an optical fiber having a core, the method comprising:measuring a distance ? from a true center of the ferrule to the core, wherein the true center is based on an outer surface of the ferrule; and
reshaping at least a portion of the ferrule to redefine the true center of the ferrule and reduce the distance ?, wherein the reshaping includes enlarging a portion of the ferrule.

US Pat. No. 10,336,643

GLASS SHAPING APPARATUS AND METHODS

CORNING INCORPORATED, Co...

1. A glass shaping apparatus comprising:a plurality of rib members, one or more rib members comprising at least one void and at least one shaping edge;
at least one guide member connected to at least one rib member, said at least one guide member comprising at least one shaping edge substantially matching a shape or a curvature of the shaping edge of the at least one rib member;
at least one support member connecting at least two members of the plurality of rib members and at least one guide member; and
a shaping member proximate one or more of the shaping edges of the rib members, the shaping member having at least one first curvature that substantially matches at least one first curvature of the shaping edges,
wherein at least one shaping edge of at least one rib member and at least one shaping edge of at least one guide member are configured to define a shaping groove, and
wherein the shaping member is disposed in or otherwise affixed to the shaping groove.

US Pat. No. 10,336,640

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MELTING SOLID RAW BATCH MATERIAL USING SUBMERGED COMBUSTION BURNERS

1. A process of providing a molten material comprising introducing solid batch material into a melter, and melting the solid batch material in the melter by submerged combustion to afford a melt, and subjecting the melt to a flow pattern which when simulated by means of Computational Fluid Dynamics analysis shows a substantially toroidal melt flow pattern generated in the melt in the melter, comprising major centrally inwardly convergent flow vectors at the melt surface followed by downward oriented flow in proximity of the central axis of revolution of the toroidal melt flow pattern, with the central axis of revolution of the toroidal melt flow pattern being substantially vertical.

US Pat. No. 10,336,636

METHODS FOR REDUCING EVAPORATIVE LOSS FROM SWIMMING POOLS

BiOWiSH Technologies, Inc...

1. A method of reducing water evaporation in a swimming pool, the method comprising contacting water in the swimming pool with a composition comprising a mixture of bacteria that includes Bacillus subtilis, Bacillus amyloliquefaciens, Bacillus licheniformis, Bacillus pumilus, Bacillus Mojavensis, and Bacillus subtilis 34KLB, wherein the mixture of bacteria breaks down fats, oils, and grease (FOG) in the water, thereby creating a film on the surface of the swimming pool to reduce water evaporation.

US Pat. No. 10,336,634

FINE BUBBLE DIFFUSER ASSEMBLY

1. A diffuser assembly comprising:a flexible diffuser membrane defining a circumferential bead; and
a diffuser body defining a circular plate underlying the flexible diffuser membrane and defining an edge ring covering a covered portion of the circumferential bead such that the circumferential bead cannot be lifted away from the diffuser body with the flexible diffuser membrane and the diffuser body intact;
wherein:
the edge ring is integral to the diffuser body with the edge ring and the remainder of the diffuser body formed from a continuous piece of the same plastic material.

US Pat. No. 10,336,623

METHOD FOR REVAMPING AN AMMONIA CONVERTER

Casale SA, Lugano (CH)

1. A method for revamping a multi-bed ammonia converter, wherein said converter comprises:a plurality of adiabatic catalytic beds including a first catalytic bed and one or more further catalytic bed(s) , said catalytic beds being arranged in series so that the effluent of a bed is further reacted in the subsequent bed;
at least a first inter-bed heat exchanger arranged between said first catalytic bed and a second catalytic bed to cool the effluent of said first bed before admission into said second bed, and optionally further inter-bed heat exchanger(s) arranged between consecutive beds;
wherein said first catalytic bed is converted into an isothermal catalytic bed.

US Pat. No. 10,336,610

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A MICROMECHANICAL COMPONENT

ROBERT BOSCH GMBH, Stutt...

1. A method for producing a micromechanical component, the micromechanical component including a substrate device and a cap device, the method comprising:in a preparatory step, pattering at least one of the substrate device and the cap device;
in a first sub-step, adjusting at least one of a first pressure and a first chemical composition, and connecting the substrate device and the cap device to each other in such a way that a first cavity is formed, which is sealed from an environment of the micromechanical component, at least one of the first pressure prevailing in the first cavity and the first chemical composition being enclosed;
in a second sub-step, adjusting at least one of a second pressure and a second chemical composition, connecting the substrate device and the cap device to each other in such a way that a second cavity is formed, which is sealed from the environment of the micromechanical component and from the first cavity, at least one of the second pressure prevailing in the second cavity and the second chemical composition being enclosed,
wherein the substrate device includes a first substrate frame and a second substrate frame, the first substrate frame and the second substrate frame are developed in such a way that prior to the first sub-step, an extension of the first substrate frame perpendicular to a substrate main-extension plane of the substrate device is greater than an extension of the second substrate frame perpendicular to the substrate main-extension plane.

US Pat. No. 10,336,609

MICROSTRUCTURE PROCESSING METHOD AND MICROSTRUCTURE PROCESSING APPARATUS

Hitachi, Ltd., Tokyo (JP...

1. A microstructure processing method comprising the steps of:(a) applying an ion beam to a workpiece to form a hole having a tapered shape in the workpiece without supplying an etching gas to the workpiece;
(b) stopping the application of the ion beam to the workpiece;
(c) while the ion beam is not applied to the workpiece and without supplying the etching gas to the workpiece, supplying a non-etching gas to the workpiece at an oblique angle to an upper surface of the workpiece to cause the gas molecules of the non-etching gas to be adsorbed onto the upper surface of the workpiece and a sidewall of the hole;
(d) stopping the supply of the non-etching gas to the workpiece; and
(e) while the non-etching gas is not supplied to the workpiece, applying the ion beam to the workpiece to perform film formation using the adsorbed gas molecules and to perform etching on the hole to increase an inclination of the sidewall,
wherein a processing shape of the workpiece is controlled by controlling a supply time of the non-etching gas.

US Pat. No. 10,336,607

MEMBRANE COMPONENTS AND METHOD FOR FORMING A MEMBRANE COMPONENT

INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG,...

1. A membrane component, comprising:a membrane structure comprising an electrically conductive membrane layer, wherein the electrically conductive membrane layer has a suspension region and a membrane region, wherein the suspension region of the electrically conductive membrane layer is arranged on an insulation layer, and wherein the insulation layer is arranged on a carrier substrate; and
a counterelectrode structure, wherein a cavity is arranged vertically between the counterelectrode structure and the membrane region of the electrically conductive membrane layer,
wherein an edge of the electrically conductive membrane layer projects laterally beyond an edge of the insulation layer by more than half of a vertical distance between the electrically conductive membrane layer and the counterelectrode structure, and wherein the electrically conductive membrane layer takes up more than 90% of forces which are exerted on the membrane structure when a deflection of the membrane region of the electrically conductive membrane layer deflects.

US Pat. No. 10,336,603

AEROSOL REFILL CARTRIDGE WITH RFID CHIP

1. A refill bottle for dispensing consumer products refilled at a refill station, comprising:an external refill bottle housing;
a reusable internal aerosol cartridge within the external refill bottle housing, the reusable aerosol cartridge including a compressed gas chamber and a product chamber;
a toggle valve coupled to the reusable internal aerosol cartridge and having an exterior end extending outside the refill bottle housing;
a nozzle connected to the exterior end of the toggle valve and including a first connector, a second connector, and a mixing chamber therebetween having at least one flow path;
a removable housing base; and
a read/write RFID tag disposed within the external refill bottle housing and associated with the reusable internal aerosol cartridge, the read/write RFID tag having a transmission frequency associated therewith, and the RFID tag recording information about a refill operation;
wherein the read/write RFID tag records data that enables the reusable internal cartridge to be identified and traced in the event of a recall.

US Pat. No. 10,336,602

FUEL DELIVERY MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Franklin Fueling Systems,...

1. A fuel delivery management system, the system including:a console having:
a processor;
a touch-sensitive display;
a plurality of ports configured to facilitate communications with a plurality of lines, tanks, and pumps; and
a memory that contains instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to:
generate a home screen on the touch-sensitive display, the home screen having a navigation menu icon that, when activated by a user, causes the processor to generate a navigation window that overlays a portion of the home screen,
wherein the navigation window includes a plurality of user-interface elements including a first user-interface element that, when activated by a user,
causes the processor to enable user configuration of a second user-interface element,
wherein, when activated by a user subsequent to the user configuration, the second user-interface element causes the processor to present, on the touch-sensitive display, a screen that corresponds to the second user-interface element,
wherein, in addition to the first user-interface element, the plurality of user-interface elements in the navigation window further includes at least one user-interface navigation element that, when activated by a user, causes the processor to present, on the touch-sensitive display, a screen that corresponds to the activated user-interface navigation element, wherein:
the at least one user-interface navigation element includes a first user-interface navigation element and a second user-interface navigation element,
the first user-interface navigation element, when activated by a user, causes the processor to present, on the touch-sensitive display, a screen that corresponds to the first user-interface navigation element; and
the second user-interface navigation element, when activated by a user, causes the processor to present, on the touch-sensitive display, a screen that corresponds to the second user-interface navigation element, wherein the navigation menu icon is displayed:
 in a first location on the home screen,
 in the first location on the screen that corresponds to the first user-interface navigation element, and
 in the first location on the screen that corresponds to the second user-interface navigation element.

US Pat. No. 10,336,601

REMOTE FUELING STATION WITH FUEL PUMP ENCLOSURE

1. A remote fueling station in combination with a fuel storage tank supported above ground and having an outlet fitting, the remote fueling station comprising:a fuel pump having an inlet arranged to receive fuel from the fuel storage tank and an outlet arranged to dispense a pressurize flow of fuel therefrom;
a supply pipe assembly in connection from the outlet fitting of the fuel storage tank to the inlet of the fuel pump;
a dispenser nozzle in connection with the outlet of the fuel pump for dispensing the pressurize flow of fuel therefrom; and
an enclosure comprising a plurality of boundary panels supported about and surrounding the fuel pump so as to be arranged to restrict activation of the fuel pump by unauthorized persons;
the enclosure being supported on the fuel storage tank in fixed relation thereto so as to restrict removal of the enclosure from the fuel storage tank by unauthorized persons;
the supply pipe assembly comprising:
a rigid pipe in connection to the outlet fitting of the fuel storage tank;
a threaded pipe fitting in threaded connection to the rigid pipe at an intermediate location along the supply pipe assembly between the fuel pump and the outlet fitting of the fuel storage tank;
the threaded pipe fitting being mounted in fixed relationship on one of the boundary panels of the enclosure such that the supply pipe assembly extends through said one of the boundary panels; and
the fuel pump inlet being in connection with the threaded pipe fitting at an interior of the enclosure.

US Pat. No. 10,336,599

COVER FOR A WATER COOLER RESERVOIR BOTTLE

1. A cover for a water cooler reservoir bottle comprising:a body that defines an interior body surface, wherein the interior body surface of the body defines a cavity sized and shaped to receive a water cooler reservoir bottle and wherein the body does not completely cover an external surface of the water cooler reservoir bottle, wherein an exterior of the body is a three dimensional simulation of one of a human headgear, a human head and an animal head including visual representation of elements of one of a human headgear, a human head and an animal head, and wherein the body further comprises a body opening and the body opening exposes facial features defined on a water cooler reservoir bottle upon which the cover is placed, and wherein the exterior of the body simulates human headgear including visual representations of one of sports headgear, wig, motorcycle helmet, military helmet, fireman helmet, police helmet, postal headgear, fisherman headgear, sombrero, cowboy hat, coonskin cap, safari headgear, beach headgear, visor, construction hat, chef hat, Uncle Sam hat, Santa Clause hat, marching band hat, bridal veil, and knight headgear, wherein the exterior of the body is a three dimensional representation of sports headgear, and a cap member for a user's head and configured to be coupled to the body to allow the body to be worn by the user, and wherein a plurality of straps couple the cap to the body.

US Pat. No. 10,336,591

PORTABLE WHEEL LIFTING SYSTEM

1. A portable wheel lifting system, comprising:an outer housing forming a cavity therein, the outer housing having:
at least two side walls inclined vertically towards a top of the outer housing;
an emergency light secured to the housing; and
an electrical switch secured to the housing;
a power supply connector configured to receive power from a vehicle and power the emergency light and the switch;
a lifting linkage system carried within the cavity of the outer housing and configured to extend in a direction upward outside the cavity, the linkage system having:
a first lower link;
a second lower link;
a first upper link;
a second upper link;
a first block pivotally attached to the first lower link and the first upper link; and
a second block pivotally attached to the second lower link and the second upper link;
a roller plate secured to the first upper link and the second upper link;
a first roller secured to the roller plate;
a second roller secured to the roller plate;
a threaded shaft engaged with the first block and the second block;
a motor rotatably attached to the threaded shaft, the motor is configured to rotate the threaded shaft, which in turn raises the roller plate outside the cavity of the outer housing; and
a plurality of wheels secured to the outer housing;
wherein the lifting linkage system receives power from the housing via activation of the electric switch to raise and lower the lifting linkage system; and
wherein rotation of the threaded shaft via the motor pushes the first block and the second block together, thereby causing the first lower link and the first upper link to pivot apart, as well as the second lower link and the second upper link to pivot apart, thereby raising the roller plate outside the cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,336,588

MOBILE CRANE

TADANO LTD., Kagawa (JP)...

1. A mobile crane comprising:a base vehicle;
a slewing base slewably supported by the base vehicle;
a boom derrickably supported by the slewing base;
a derrick cylinder raising and lowering the boom;
a jib support removably attached to a tip of the boom;
a luffing jib derrickably supported by the jib support;
a first mast rotatably supported by the jib support or the luffing jib;
a second mast rotatably supported by the jib support;
a first tension link connecting the luffing jib and the first mast to each other;
a second tension link connecting the first mast and the second mast to each other;
a winch hoisting down a rope connected to the second mast to rotate the second mast to a side of the luffing jib and hoisting up the rope to rotate the second mast to a side opposite to the luffing jib;
an operating unit outputting a signal according to a user operation of derrick of the boom; and
a control unit controlling an operation of the derrick cylinder and the winch, wherein
the control unit causes the derrick cylinder to raise the boom in response to a signal output from the operating unit and stops the derrick cylinder in response to a derrick angle of the boom reaching a maximum angle corresponding to a hoisted-down length of the rope.

US Pat. No. 10,336,584

LIFTING AND TRANSPORTING SYSTEM

12. A coupling element for attachment to an object to be lifted and transported by jack units, each of the jack units having,a skate,
a tongue extending along a tongue axis and vertically movable relative to the skate, the tongue having tongue bearing surfaces that extend parallel to the tongue axis, and
a selectively releasable tongue latching structure, andthe coupling element comprising:a first coupling slot extending along a first slot axis and configured to slidably accept the tongue of one of the jack units, said first coupling slot having first slot bearing surfaces configured to slidably and supportably engage the tongue bearing surfaces so as to limit motion therebetween to translation along the first slot axis, said first coupling slot having a depth extending along the first slot axis that is greater than both a height extending orthogonally with respect to the first slot axis and a width extending orthogonally with respect to the first slot axis;
a first slot latching structure configured to be releasably engaged by the tongue latching structure when the tongue bearing surfaces are engaged with said first slot bearing surfaces, such engagement of the tongue latching structure with said first slot latching structure acting to block slidable motion between the tongue bearing surfaces and said first slot bearing surfaces;
a second coupling slot extending along a second slot axis that is orthogonal to the first slot axis and configured to slidably accept the tongue, said second coupling slot having second slot bearing surfaces configured to slidably and supportably engage the tongue bearing surfaces so as to limit motion therebetween to translation along the second slot axis, said second coupling slot having a depth extending along the second slot axis that is greater than both a height extending orthogonally with respect to the second slot axis and a width extending orthogonally with respect to the second slot axis; and
a second slot latching structure configured to be releasably engaged by the tongue latching structure when the tongue bearing surfaces are engaged with said second slot bearing surfaces, such engagement of the tongue latching structure with said second slot latching structure acting to block slidable motion between the tongue bearing surfaces and said second slot bearing surfaces.

US Pat. No. 10,336,582

PASSENGER TRANSPORT SYSTEM WITH MONITORING AND MARKING DEVICE FOR CHARACTERIZING DEFECTIVE STEP UNITS

Inventio AG, Hergiswil (...

1. A passenger transport system, comprising:multiple step units configured to be moved one behind the other continuously along a predefined movement path during normal operation;
a comb plate arranged at a fixed position relative to the predefined movement path; and
a monitoring device configured to monitor an actual position of a currently monitored step unit relative to the predefined movement path and to detect a deviation of the actual position from the predefined movement path by more than an allowable tolerance value and activate a marking device in response thereto;
wherein the marking device;
upon being activated, is configured to provide the currently monitored step unit and/or a step unit spatially correlating to the currently monitored step unit in a defined manner with a marking.

US Pat. No. 10,336,581

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR REDUCING BELT NOISE

OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY, F...

1. An elevator system, comprising:an elevator car;
a counterweight;
at least one belt connecting the car and counterweight; and
at least one sheave having at least one surface for engagement with the at least one belt;
wherein said at least one belt is flat and at least part of the at least one surface has a plurality of features thereon configured to interact with the belt for reducing unwanted noise from interaction between the surface and the at least one belt;
wherein the plurality of features comprises at least one of indentations or projections.

US Pat. No. 10,336,580

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CHECKING THE INTEGRITY OF LOAD BEARING MEMBERS OF AN ELEVATOR SYSTEM

Kone Corporation, Helsin...

1. A method of testing at least one load bearing member of an elevator system, the at least one load bearing member including tensile elements of electrically conductive material encapsulated in a case, the method comprising:transmitting a first source pulse through a first one of the tensile elements and a second source pulse through a second one of the tensile elements, and
determining a condition of the tensile elements based on a first feedback signal received via the first one of the tensile elements and a second feedback signal received via the second one of the tensile elements.

US Pat. No. 10,336,579

METAL COATING OF LOAD BEARING MEMBER FOR ELEVATOR SYSTEM

OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY, F...

1. A method for forming a belt for an elevator system comprising:forming one or more tension elements;
at least partially enclosing the one or more tension elements in a jacket material, the jacket material defining:
a traction surface;
a back surface opposite the traction surface together with the traction surface defining a belt thickness; and
two end surfaces extending between the traction surface and the back surface defining the belt width; and
applying a metallic coating layer via application of solid metal particles to at least one end surface of the two end surfaces after at least partially enclosing the one or more tension elements in the jacket material to improve fire retardation properties of the belt;
wherein applying the metallic coating layer further comprises:
urging a carrier gas flow through a nozzle;
injecting a metallic powder material into the carrier gas flow;
impacting the metallic powder on the at least one end surface; and
adhering the metallic powder to the at least one end surface.

US Pat. No. 10,336,577

BRAKING SYSTEM FOR AN ELEVATOR SYSTEM

OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY, F...

1. An elevator system comprising:a hoistway; and
an elevator car disposed in the hoistway, the elevator car comprising:
a first braking device configured to engage a first braking surface in a first direction in the event of a guidance occurrence; and
a second braking device configured to engage a second braking surface in a second direction in the event of the guidance occurrence;
wherein in the event of the guidance occurrence, the first braking surface and the second braking surface configured to limit rotation of the elevator car.

US Pat. No. 10,336,576

METHOD AND ELEVATOR

KONE CORPORATION, Helsin...

1. A method for testing operation of an elevator, the elevator comprising an elevator car, the method comprising the steps of:starting movement of the elevator car; and thereafter
starting a stopping sequence for stopping movement of the elevator car; and
monitoring movement of the elevator car; and
detecting a predefined response in movement of the elevator car; and
determining a time (?t1) elapsed between said step of starting a stopping sequence and the detected predefined response in movement of the elevator car, for thereby determining a reaction time of the elevator; and
comparing said time elapsed (?t1) with at least one reference,
wherein said step of starting a stopping sequence is an activation of one or more brakes, and the predefined response is cease of acceleration or start of decrease of the speed.

US Pat. No. 10,336,575

GROUP CALL MANAGEMENT

KONE CORPORATION, Helsin...

1. A method for controlling groups calls in an elevator system, the method comprising the steps of:receiving a first identification of a user from an elevator calling panel, then;
receiving a call from the elevator calling panel from the user, the call indicating that a group of people will be entering an elevator and a number of passengers will be in the group, then;
after the user and the group enters a called elevator car, requesting a second identification of the user via the elevator system, and performing a second identification of the user via an RFID-based keycard or near field communication implemented on a mobile phone of the user;
determining the number of passengers in the group entering into the elevator using a weighing device or machine vision;
if the determined number of passengers matches the indicated number of passengers, then starting an elevator ride of the called elevator car; and
if the determined number of passengers does not match the indicated number of passengers, preventing the starting of the elevator ride of the called elevator car.

US Pat. No. 10,336,574

ELEVATOR OPERATION PANEL

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. An elevator operation panel, comprising a casing having a rear part and a front part that is joined to the rear part,wherein the front part includes a frame body and a front surface plate disposed on an opposite side of the frame body to the rear part,
the frame body includes a first vertical frame disposed on one width direction side and a second vertical frame disposed on another width direction side,
a fixing member is laid across the first vertical frame and the second vertical frame,
a holding member for holding the front surface plate on the frame body is fixed to the fixing member, and
the holding member includes a holding portion that overlaps a vertical direction end portion of a front surface of the front surface plate, and a fastening portion that projects rearward from the holding portion and is screwed to the fixing member.

US Pat. No. 10,336,570

CORD ORGANIZER

1. A cable organizer comprising:a housing further comprising a housing inner circular track, an opening, and an attachment hole therein, and a side wall for the housing that is an exterior surface of the cable organizer that is opposite an exterior side wall of a rotational component once assembled, a circumferential edge wall that is a narrow edge that extends orthogonally from the side wall for the housing additionally comprising a lip that is a narrow flange that extends inward orthogonally from the circumferential edge wall, and a curved arcuate slice in the housing that removes a portion of the side wall, circumferential edge, and lip to create an edge opening;
the rotational component further comprising at least one hole on a surface of the rotational component, further comprising a rotational inner circular track wherein the rotational inner circular track operably connects with the housing inner circular track, thereby providing friction, and an insertion hole receiver; and
a plug, wherein the plug is inserted through the attachment hole on the housing and continues to the insertion hole receiver whereby the plug operably holds the cable organizer together.

US Pat. No. 10,336,565

DRIVERS

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. A driver comprising:an elongate shaft having a polygon shaped cross-section including at least two parallel sides;
at least one drive assembly comprising:
a housing, the housing having an orifice for receiving the elongate shaft;
a drive wheel located at least partially within the housing, the drive wheel having a bore with a cross-section shaped so that the internal surface of the bore contacts the circumference of the elongate shaft, the bore having at least two fulcrum surfaces so that the drive wheel is pivotable about the elongate shaft; wherein
the housing is slideable relative to the elongate shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,336,563

SHEET FEEDING APPARATUS INCLUDING SHEET STORAGE UNIT WHICH CAN BE PUSHED INTO OR PULLED OUT OF APPARATUS BODY, AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

KYOCERA Document Solution...

1. A sheet feeding apparatus comprising:an apparatus body;
a sheet storage unit which is opened to an upper side and has a storage space for storing a stack of sheets, the sheet storage unit being able to be pushed into and pulled out of the apparatus body;
a lift plate which is disposed parallel to a bottom wall of the storage space and can be raised and lowered;
a lift unit which raises and lowers the lift plate;
a first cursor provided upright on the bottom wall at a back side with reference to a push-in direction in which the sheet storage unit is pushed into the apparatus body such that the first cursor extends along a sheet feeding direction, the first cursor restricting an end, in the back side, of the stack of sheets; and
an urging member disposed between rear wall and the first cursor to urge the first cursor, the rear wall defining an end in the back side of the storage space, the urging member being elastically deformable in a push-in/pull-out directions,
wherein the first cursor comes in contact with a first side face, which is a side face of the stack of sheets, and is movable between a restriction position where the first cursor restricts the stack of sheets from moving in the push-in direction and a retracted position to which the first cursor retracts in the back side from the restriction position,
the lift plate includes a fixed plate connected to the lift unit and a movable plate on which the stack of sheets is placed, the movable plate being movable on the fixed plate in the push-in/pull-out direction, and
by inertia force of the stack of sheets, which generates when the sheet storage unit is pushed into the apparatus body and stops at a predetermined position, the stack of sheets moves together with the movable plate to the back side of the storage space to push the first cursor, the first cursor moves, by the inertia against an urging force of the urging member, toward the retracted position and then moves, pushing back the stack of sheets, by resilience of the urging member to the restriction position.

US Pat. No. 10,336,558

TRANSFER APPARATUS, TRANSFER SYSTEM, AND TRANSFER METHOD

HIRATA CORPORATION, Shin...

1. A transfer apparatus for loading/unloading a work into/from a processing apparatus, comprising:a running main body configured to move in a horizontal direction;
a robot main body mounted on the running main body;
at least one transfer arm provided with the robot main body, the transfer arm including an arm portion pivotally provided with respect to the robot main body and a hand portion which is pivotally provided with respect to the arm portion and is configured to grip the work; and
a control unit configured to horizontally swing the arm portion and move the main body in order for the hand portion to linearly move the work, when the hand portion facing the processing apparatus loads/unloads the work into/from the processing apparatus,
wherein the running main body includes a lifting mechanism configured to move the robot main body up and down,
wherein the transfer apparatus further compromises a cover member placed below the robot main body and above an oil pan disposed on the processing apparatus,
wherein the lifting mechanism is configured to move the cover member up and down with the robot main body,
wherein the cover member has a surface inclining toward the oil pan,
wherein the hand portion has:
a hand main body connected to the arm portion; and
two chuck portions provided to the hand main body,
wherein each chuck portion has:
a gripping mechanism configured to grip the work; and
a pivoting mechanism configured to pivot the gripping mechanism about a horizontal axis perpendicular to an open-close direction of the gripping mechanism, and
wherein control unit controls the up and down movement of the lifting mechanism, a pivoting of the hand portion, the gripping mechanism and the pivoting mechanism.

US Pat. No. 10,336,556

CONVEYING DEVICE TO BRING TOGETHER INDIVIDUAL PACKAGES FROM SEVERAL TRANSFER CONVEYORS

1. The conveying device to bring together individual packages from at least one transfer conveyor onto a discharge conveyor, comprising an aligning conveyor having a receiving end, which a feeding end or feeding ends arranged next to each other of the transfer conveyor or transfer conveyors join, and a feeding end arranged parallel to the receiving end, which the receiving end of the discharge conveyor joins, wherein a guide element having a guide surface, arranged vertically to and directly over a conveying surface of the aligning conveyor, is located between a first external side edge of the transfer conveyor or a first transfer conveyor and an opposite first side edge of the discharge conveyor, a conveying direction of the aligning conveyor having a longitudinal component, which is directed from the transfer conveyor or first transfer conveyor to the discharge conveyor and with the conveying direction forms an angle (?), and having a transverse component directed perpendicularly against the guide element; andwherein the aligning conveyor has a parallelogram-shaped conveying surface, wherein the angle (?) amounts to less than 90° and the feeding end is parallel and transversely offset to the receiving end.

US Pat. No. 10,336,554

DEVICE FOR SEPARATING AND ALIGNING PIN-SHAPED PIECE GOODS

1. A device for separating and aligning pin-shaped piece goods exhibiting a head and a shank, the device comprising:a generally funnel-shaped receptacle for receiving the piece goods, the generally funnel-shaped receptacle having:
a central transverse place,
two wall sections which delimit the receptacle in a front area, and
a rear wall,
wherein the wall sections and the rear wall are arranged opposite one another and are inclined outwards at an angle to the central transversal plane of the receptacle;
an endlessly circulating conveying means which is arranged underneath a recess, wherein the recess spaces apart the two wall sections and is arranged at the same angle as the wall sections inclined relative to the central transversal plane, the endlessly circulating conveying means conveying the piece goods from a receiving plane to a higher discharge plane;
wherein the endlessly circulating conveying means has a conveying plane provided with drivers;
wherein the recess is delimited by parallel front edges of the wall sections which are arranged in a V-shape tapering towards the conveying means and terminate in at least one of: above the conveying means and in a plane with the conveying means;
wherein the drivers are in the form of cylindrical pins which are arranged at a distance from one another in the direction of circulation of the conveying means and extend generally perpendicular to the conveying plane of the conveying means.

US Pat. No. 10,336,551

OVER-TRAVEL LIMITING SYSTEM AND METHOD OF USE THEREOF

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

11. An assembly line for manufacturing vehicles, comprising:a manufacturing device;
a conveyor for moving the vehicles while being manufactured by a manufacturing device;
a controller configured to control an operation of the conveyor; and
an over-travel limiting system configured to detect an unintended movement of the manufacturing device, the over-travel system including:
a coupling assembly configured to couple to a fixed component of the assembly line;
a track assembly including a track, wherein the track assembly is disposed at an angle with respect to the coupling assembly;
an arm assembly having an arm and a track guide mateably engageable with the track of the track assembly, the arm assembly being configured to move along the track between a first position and a second position relative to the track assembly; and
one or more proximity sensors coupled to at least one of the track assembly and the arm assembly and configured to detect movement of the arm assembly with respect to the track assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,336,549

QUICK DISCONNECT ASSEMBLIES

1. A quick release apparatus, comprising:a first roller segment and a second roller segment configured to be joined along an opposing mating surface to form a body configured to rotate about an axis;
a plurality of aligned apertures extending through the opposed mating surface of each of the first roller segment and the second roller segment, the plurality of aligned apertures comprising a first aligned aperture of the aligned apertures defined in the second roller segment; and
a threaded insert that is configured to be received in the first aligned aperture, wherein the threaded insert is threaded to receive a fastener through an aperture of the first roller segment, thereby securing the first and second roller segments together and fixing the insert within the second roller segment.

US Pat. No. 10,336,547

SAMPLE CONTAINER HANDLING DEVICE

Roche Diagnostics Operati...

1. A sample container handling device, the sample container device comprising:a linear transport unit adapted to transport sample containers in horizontal orientation to a release position; and
a release unit comprising a release blade segment adapted to abut a respective sample container in the release position along a side line and to push the sample container away from the transport unit, wherein the release unit is configured to rotate the release blade segment around an axis such that a plurality of sample containers are sequentially pushed away from the linear transport unit while the release blade segment is rotating in a constant rotational direction and wherein the linear transport unit is configured to sequentially transport sample containers to the release position synchronized with the rotation of the release blade segment, wherein the release unit comprises a first sensor for sensing a rotational position of the release blade segment.

US Pat. No. 10,336,545

TRANSPORT CHUTE HAVING DRIVE MEANS

Siemens Aktiengesellschaf...

1. A transport chute suitable for use as a storage facility for goods which can be disposed one above another, the transport chute comprising:a slide section having an inclined sliding surface with a direction of fall along said inclined sliding surface, said inclined slide section being interrupted by at least one interruption such that said inclined sliding surface is divided into at least one upper sliding surface and one lower sliding surface, said interruption configured to facilitate a formation of at least two layers, disposed one above the other, of the goods beneath said interruption;
at least said lower sliding surface having at least one drivable and controllable driver for transporting the goods contrary to the direction of fall on which the goods of a bottom layer can rest at least partially for their transportation; and
said at least one upper sliding surface and said lower sliding surface both having a direction of inclination coinciding with the direction of fall.

US Pat. No. 10,336,539

AUTOMATED CRYOGENIC STORAGE SYSTEM

Brooks Automation, Inc., ...

1. A cryogenic storage system comprising:a freezer configured to store a plurality of sample racks in a cryogenic environment, the freezer including a door enabling access to the cryogenic environment through a port at the top portion of the freezer;
a rack carrier configured to suspend each of the plurality of sample racks by a respective rack top portion, the rack carrier including a rack mount having a plurality of openings, the rack mount suspending each of the plurality of sample racks at a respective one of the plurality of openings; and
a retrieval system including:
a drive system mounted to the top portion of the freezer, the drive system being configured to rotate the sample racks to align a selected one of the sample racks with the port;
an insulating sleeve configured to house the selected one of the sample racks above the port, the insulating sleeve including a sleeve port for enabling a user to access a selected sample box from the selected one of the sample racks; and
a rack puller, the rack puller being configured to engage the selected one of the sample racks and elevate the selected one of the sample racks through the port and into the insulating sleeve.

US Pat. No. 10,336,538

PORTABLE HYDRAULIC SIDE-LOADER SYSTEM

1. A side-loader for loading debris into an open container having a base and a plurality of walls extending upwardly from the base, one of said walls being a side wall, an upper lip along said wall and a bottom surface along the base of said wall thereof comprises:a pair of spaced vertical arms having hooks at the upper ends thereof to engage the upper lip of the container side wall and retractable feet at the lower ends of the arms having a shelf to engage the bottom surface of the container base and having caster wheels at the end thereof;
a pivotal bucket to receive debris having a base and upwardly extending walls and having a pair of caster wheels mounted on the outer wall thereof to permit movement along the ground;
a pair of spaced arms mounted to the side walls of the bucket; and
means to activate the arms to move the bucket upwardly and pivot the bucket over the container to drop debris from the bucket in the container.

US Pat. No. 10,336,533

COLLAPSIBLE PARTICULATE MATTER CONTAINER

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A bulk storage container, comprising:a collapsible frame defined by a rigid upper support structure, a rigid lower support structure, a first support member, and a second support member;
a pair of tracks formed along opposite sides of the lower support structure, wherein a first end of the first support member is coupled to a first end of the upper support structure and a second end of the first support member is coupled to a first track of the pair of tracks, wherein a first end of the second support member is coupled to a second end of the upper support structure and a second end of the second support member is coupled to a second track of the pair of tracks, wherein the first support member and the second support member transition between an expanded position and a collapsed position by sliding the second end of the first support member and the second end of the second support member horizontally along the pair of tracks, and wherein the first support member and the second support member extend to a fully vertical position in the expanded position;
an actuator coupled to the first support member at one end;
a storage sack having an upper portion coupled to the upper support structure and a lower portion coupled to the lower support structure, the lower portion being a conical taper-shaped, wherein the upper portion of the storage sack is formed of a plurality of connected panels, wherein the plurality of panels are at least one of one or more rigid panels and one or more semi-rigid panels.

US Pat. No. 10,336,526

CHAMPAGNE SPRAYER

1. A sparkling wine sprayer, configured to spray a sparkling wine for recreational activities comprising:a bottle top sealing system, configured to provide an airtight seal to a sparkling wine bottle;
a quick release lever, pivotally and operatively coupled to the bottle top sealing system;
a tube for the sparkling wine to flow through, configured to have a nozzle section with a nozzle at one end, a lever section connected to the bottle top sealing system and a middle section between the nozzle section and the lever section;
a valve, positioned in the lever section of the tube to regulate flow of the sparkling wine through the tube; and
a trigger, mechanically connected to a sprayer body and operatively coupled to the middle section of the tube,
wherein the sprayer body is operated by actuating a mechanical control by a user.

US Pat. No. 10,336,525

PLANOGRAM DISPLAY FOR VERTICALLY ORIENTED PRODUCT CONTAINING DISPLAY CARDS

1. A nesting arrangement of a plurality of display cards comprising:each display card of the plurality of display cards in the nesting arrangement having a different height consisting of tall, medium and short heights;
each card having a protruding transparent package box containing a product for display and a top portion with means to engage a hook; and
each protruding transparent package box on each respective display card in the nesting arrangement having a differing location on its respective display card;
said arrangement of cards being nested and mounted on said hook, with the tallest display card in a rear position and progressively shorter display cards in front of said tallest display card, all of said cards are flush with each other, with the protruding transparent package boxes appearing stacked and visible together to a potential purchaser, whereby different products can be displayed side by side on a single hook, and an increased number of such display cards can be mounted on the same hook due to nesting of said display cards.

US Pat. No. 10,336,518

LOCKING DRINK CONTAINER

1. An apparatus comprising:a container;
a locking tray attached to the container and comprising:
an externally threaded cylinder defining a plurality of outward-facing notches about its base; and
an outer circumferential ring defining a plurality of inward-facing teeth about its circumference;
a cap assembly comprising:
an internally threaded cylinder;
a lock tab operative to slide radially towards and away from the internally threaded cylinder between an inward position and an outward position;
a spring-biased lock button translationally coupled to the lock tab and urging the lock tab towards its outward position when the spring-biased lock button is unpressed and positioning the lock tab in its inward position when the spring-biased lock button is pressed;
a stop tab operative to slide radially towards and away from the internally threaded cylinder between an inward position and an outward position; and
a spring-biased stop button translationally coupled to the stop tab and urging the stop tab towards its outward position when the spring-biased stop button is unpressed and positioning the stop tab in its inward position when the spring-biased stop button is pressed; wherein:
the lock tab is operative to engage one or more of the plurality of inward-facing teeth as the internally threaded cylinder is threadably engaged with the externally threaded cylinder with the spring-biased lock button unpressed; and
the stop tab is operative to engage one of the plurality of outward-facing notches with the internally threaded cylinder threadably engaged with the externally threaded cylinder and the spring-biased stop button pressed.

US Pat. No. 10,336,513

LID HAVING A PRE-VENTING LID LEVER AND A SEAL ARM ASSEMBLY

IGNITE USA, LLC, Chicago...

1. A lid for a liquid container, the lid comprising:a base that is configured for removable attachment to a container, the base including one or more vent holes and a drink hole;
a lid lever pivotably attached to the base, the lid lever including one or more vent plugs that selectively open and close the one or more vent holes; and
a seal arm assembly pivotably attached to the base and pivotably movable about a pivot point, the seal arm assembly including a drink plug that selectively opens and closes the drink hole,
wherein the seal arm assembly includes a ball plunger located in a recess that is formed in, or is connected to, a ball element, and
wherein, beginning in a closed position, the lid lever is pivotably movable independently of the seal arm assembly to open the at least one vent hole before the lid lever contacts the seal arm assembly to open the drink hole.

US Pat. No. 10,336,508

RESEALABLE COVER FOR CONTAINERS

1. A cover for use in sealing a container that has a side wall with an upper rim; said cover comprising:a base having an upper end, a lower end, and an inner side surface that extends between the upper end and the lower end, wherein the inner side surface bounds and defines an opening; wherein the opening is adapted to provide access to a top end of a container with which the cover is selectively engaged;
a first channel defined in the lower end of the base; wherein the first channel is adapted to be complementary to an upper rim of the container and receives the upper rim of the container therein;
a first sealing member provided on the upper surface of the upper end of the base; wherein the first sealing member is vertically aligned with the first channel;
a lid having a top wall and a side wall circumscribing the top wall; wherein the lid is movable between an open position and a closed position; and when the lid is in the closed position, access to the opening in the base is prevented; and when the lid is in the open position, access to the opening in the base is permitted; and
a second sealing member provided on a bottom surface of the lid; wherein the first sealing member and the second sealing member are vertically aligned with each other and with the first channel; and the first sealing member and second sealing member are engageable with each other when the lid is moved to the closed position; and
wherein the first sealing member is a second channel and the second sealing member is a protrusion; and the protrusion is complementary to the second channel; and when the lid is moved to the closed position, the protrusion is received in the second channel.

US Pat. No. 10,336,507

PLASTIC CLOSURE WITH ENHANCED PERFORMANCE

Closure Systems Internati...

1. A plastic closure, comprising:a closure cap having a top wall portion, and an annular skirt portion depending from said top wall portion and extending around an axis,
said skirt portion of said closure cap having an internal thread formation for threaded engagement with an external thread formation of an associated container,
wherein said internal thread formation is configured to exhibit a variation in retention force which decreases in a direction away from said top wall portion of said closure cap when engaged with an external thread formation of an associated container, said internal thread formation being configured to define a plurality of thread profiles, including a thread profile having a relatively large cross-sectional area viewed in a plane containing the axis positioned closer to said top wall portion than another one of said thread profiles having a relatively small cross-sectional area,
wherein at least a portion of said thread formation has a continuously varying thread profile cross section, including a continuously varying depth in said thread profile extending at least 180° about a circumference of said closure cap over which the depth in said thread profile decreases in a direction away from said top wall portion.

US Pat. No. 10,336,504

STORAGE DEVICE WITH INFINITELY ADJUSTABLE STORAGE DIVIDER SYSTEM

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A storage device, comprising:a sidewall defining a storage compartment, said sidewall including a guide track wherein said guide track extends continuously along said sidewall and includes radiused corners;
a hub held in said storage compartment, said hub including a plurality of hinge keys; and
a plurality of telescoping panels extending between said hub and said sidewall and dividing said storage compartment into individual chambers, wherein each panel of said plurality of panels includes a guide roller that is captured in and follows said guide track.

US Pat. No. 10,336,500

TRAY FOR HOLDING A FOOD PRODUCT

Graphic Packaging Interna...

1. A tray for holding a food product, the tray comprising:a plurality of panels that extend at least partially around an interior of the tray, the plurality of panels comprises a bottom panel, a side panel foldably connected to the bottom panel, and an end panel foldably connected to the bottom panel;
a reinforcing structure comprising a first reinforcement panel foldably connected to at least one panel of the plurality of panels, and a second reinforcement panel foldably connected to the first reinforcement panel, the reinforcing structure forms a hollow rim defining an empty space between the first reinforcement panel and the at least one panel; and
a gusset panel foldably connected to the side panel, the gusset panel and the end panel at least partially overlapping on another,
the tray comprising paperboard.

US Pat. No. 10,336,499

DRINKING CUP

1. A cup comprising a frusto-conical shaped wall that is narrower on top of the cup, the top of the cup having an opening for passage of liquid, the cup having a circular bottom made from plastic and a wall made from paper, the wall of the cup having at least two fold lines; wherein the cup has a stowed configuration where the cup is collapsed along the fold lines and the cup has a deployed configuration so that the cup can hold a liquid, wherein a portion of the bottom of the cup in the stowed position can be inside of the wall.

US Pat. No. 10,336,496

BEVERAGE GLASS AND BEVERAGE GLASS ASSEMBLY

STACKED WINES LLC, Newpo...

1. An assembly comprising:a first beverage container comprising:
a first vessel body comprising:
a first base having a first perimeter;
a first side wall connected to said first base; and
a first rim defined on said first side wall distal to said first base,
a first lid having a first seal region, said first seal region removably attached to an upper surface of said first rim, wherein said first seal region contacts and releasably engages an adhesive located between said first lid and said upper surface of said first rim; and
a second beverage container comprising:
a second vessel body comprising:
a second base having a second perimeter;
a second side wall connected to said second base; and
a second rim defined on said second side wall distal to said second base, wherein said first beverage container is releasably engaged by said second base of said second beverage container such that said first lid of said first container is interposed between said first rim of said first container and said second base of said second container; and
a second lid having a second seal region, said second seal region removably attached to said second rim; and
a cover that encloses said first beverage container and said second beverage container, said cover comprising an opening device that when manually operated provides access to at least one of said first beverage container and said second beverage container.

US Pat. No. 10,336,494

COMPOSITE CONTAINER

1. A composite container combining a synthetic resin container body and a paper tube, wherein:the container body having a bottle shape including a tube-shaped base part having a bottom end edge rising up from an outer circumferential edge of a bottom part to a top end edge of the base part and connected to a mouth part via a shoulder part constricting in radius upwards;
the paper tube being provided over an outer circumferential surface of the container body extending between the top end edge to the bottom end edge;
at least a top end edge inner circumferential surface and a bottom end edge inner circumferential surface of the paper tube being adhered without adhesives to the outer circumferential surface of the base part of the container body, adherence of the paper tube to the container body being effectuated by disposing the paper tube in a mold and biaxial stretch blow shaping a preform into the container within the mold with a liquid as a pressurized medium; and
wherein the paper tube is a curled up rectangular piece of paper having at least one protrusion formed on one end edge of the piece of paper in the circumferential direction and inserted into at least one slit formed on the other end edge of the piece of paper in the circumferential direction.

US Pat. No. 10,336,488

VACUUM SEAL APPARATUS AND METHOD

15. A method of sealing an item in a bag having a sealable opening and an exit valve that allows air to exit the bag when sealed and prevents air from thereafter entering the bag, the method comprising:placing the item in the bag through a sealable opening of the bag;
placing an exit tube having an exit valve in the bag such that a shoulder at a bottom of the exit tube is inside the bag and the exit tube extend through an exit port of the bag;
sealing the sealable opening of the bag with the item inside the bag to provide a sealed bag;
placing the sealed bag including the item in a pressure sealing container such that the exit tube further extends through an exit port of the pressure sealing container;
placing a nut over the exit tube outside the pressure sealing container to compress the pressure sealing container and the bag around their respective exit ports between the nut and the shoulder at a bottom of the exit tube inside the bag; and
pressurizing an interior of the pressure sealing container, thereby causing air to be expelled from the bag through the exit valve, external to the pressure sealing container and producing a vacuum effect inside the bag.

US Pat. No. 10,336,483

APPARATUS AND METHOD TO FORM A CUSHIONED PACKAGE HAVING AN INNER BAG WITHIN AN OUTER BAG

Amazon Technologies, Inc....

1. A packaging device for creating a package for a product, the package including an inner bag surrounded by an outer bag that operates as an air cushion for protecting the product in the inner bag, the packaging device comprising:a hopper for storing the product and for selectively releasing predetermined amounts of the product from the hopper;
a filling tube having a body, a first end coupled to the hopper and a second end opposite the first end for dispensing the product into the inner bag after releasing of the product from the hopper;
a first guide for positioning a first multi-layer material about the body of the filling tube, and in response to being processed by the packaging device, the first multi-layer material forming the inner bag for containing the product;
a second guide for positioning a second multi-layer material about the filling tube, and in response to being processed by the packaging device, the second multi-layer material forming the outer bag;
an edge sealer for creating a first seam for joining opposing sides of at least one of the first multi-layer material or the second multi-layer material for forming at least one tube of material with the first seam;
an air dispenser for injecting air and for creating air pressure within the outer bag without pressurizing the inner bag;
sealing jaws located proximate to the second end of the filling tube, the sealing jaws for sealing the inner bag and the outer bag together with a second seam for maintaining the air pressure within the outer bag and for securing the product within the inner bag; and
a cutting blade for separating the package from the first and second multi-layer materials.

US Pat. No. 10,336,479

METHOD FOR PACKAGING A PLURALITY OF CONTAINERS FOR SUBSTANCES FOR MEDICAL, PHARMACEUTICAL OR COSMETIC APPLICATIONS, AND PACKAGING STRUCTURE

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A package, comprising:a packaging structure; and
a plurality of containers for substances for medical, pharmaceutical or cosmetic applications, wherein the plurality of containers are in the packaging structure, and wherein the containers have a cylindrical side wall and a bottom or a lower edge extending perpendicularly to the side wall,
the packing structure comprising:
a box-shaped upper part; and
a flat or lower part comprising a flat bottom,
side walls between the upper part and the lower part,
wherein the plurality of containers are directly on the flat bottom of the lower part and are perpendicular to the flat bottom,
wherein the upper part is at the upper ends of the plurality of containers or on a box-shaped intermediate part, which is placed at the upper ends of the plurality of containers, wherein
the positions of the plurality of containers on the flat bottom of the lower part are fixed by the side walls that protrude perpendicularly from at least one of the bottom of the lower part and the upper part, and
wherein the lower part comprises a plastic sheet and two clamping webs extending along two opposite longitudinal sides of the flat bottom, and wherein each clamping web is formed by folding a respective longitudinal edge of the plastic sheet so that the plurality of containers together with the upper part placed on the upper ends of the plurality of containers or on the intermediate part can be displaced from a flat surface onto the bottom of the lower part,
wherein the package further comprises:
a sleeve or resealable bag made of a plastic material, wherein the packaging structure and the plurality of containers are in the sleeve or resealable bag; and
a latch, wherein the lower part and the upper part are detachably connected to each other with the latch.

US Pat. No. 10,336,478

VISCOUS-MATERIAL FILLING METHOD

KAGA WORKS CO., LTD., Na...

1. A method for transferring a viscous material from a container into a dispensing syringe to fill the dispensing syringe, the dispensing syringe having a main body portion, a first open end and a second open end, the first open end comprising a discharge port smaller in inner diameter than the main body portion,the syringe further including a plug configured to permit gas flow in only one direction, the plug being inserted into the syringe such that the plug divides a chamber within the syringe into a first sub-chamber in communication with the discharge port and a second sub-chamber in communication with the second open end of the syringe;
the method comprising:
inserting a rod into the syringe from the second open end of the syringe such that the rod engages the plug;
applying a force to the plug via the rod in a direction of the first open end; and
with the force being applied to the plug, extruding the viscous material from the container and through the discharge port into the first sub-chamber of the syringe.

US Pat. No. 10,336,477

SYRINGE PACKAGING SYSTEM FOR HOSPITAL PHARMACIES

1. A system for semi-automated filling of syringes with medicines from containers, said syringes being of various sizes and types all having a barrel, an annular flange encircling said barrel, a plunger slideably engaged in said barrel, and a flange at distal end of said plunger, and said plurality of containers of medicines being of various sizes and types, the system comprising:a programmable controller including software for controlling said system;
a container of medicine having an annular body and an aperture into said body for accepting a syringe nozzle;
a filling station, comprising:
a syringe loading station for loading of a syringe,
a container loading station for manual loading said container, said container loading station including a gripper for gripping said container; and
a plurality of arms for manipulating said syringe when in said filling position, said plurality of arms including at least a first arm and second arm both terminating in a forked end for engaging the syringe, each arm being independently servo-controlled and articulating along an axis, said first arm and said second arm being adapted to withdraw the plunger of said syringe to fill said syringe with medicine;
wherein said second arm terminates in one or more right-angle plates each having a transverse curvilinear notch defining said forked-end terminus.