US Pat. No. 10,245,900

TIRE

BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION, ...

1. A tire that includes a pair of bead cores, and a carcass that extends between the pair of bead cores, wherein the carcass includes a carcass main portion that extends between the pair of bead cores, and carcass fold-back portions that are folded back to outsides, along a tread width direction, of the pair of bead cores, respectively, and the carcass fold-back portions are wound around the bead cores, respectively, and each of the carcass fold-back portions includes a carcass outer-side end that is an outer-side distal end in a tire radial direction, the tire comprises:a hard bead filler that is arranged on an outer side of the carcass in the tread width direction; and
a soft bead filler that is softer than the hard bead filler, the hard bead filler and the soft bead filler being completely embedded in the tire, wherein:
the hard bead filler extends, along the tire radial direction, from an outer side of the bead core at least to a center of the bead core,
the soft bead filler is located between the carcass outer-side end and the hard bead filler along the tire radial direction, such that the carcass outer-side end is separated from the hard bead filler by the soft bead filler, and
a thickness of the hard bead filler along the tread width direction is not shorter than 0.5 mm on a straight line passing over the center of the bead core in the tread width direction,
wherein:
a length, along the tire radial direction, of a region where the hard bead filler and the carcass main portion contact with each other is a contact length L,
a length, along the tire radial direction, from an outer-most surface of a tread surface that contacts with a road surface in the tire radial direction to a bead toe that is an inner-most portion of a bead portion in the tire radial direction is a tire height H, and
a ratio L/H of the contact length L to the tire height H is not smaller than 0.2 and not larger than 0.5.

US Pat. No. 10,245,899

PNEUMATIC TIRE

1. A pneumatic tire having a side surface comprising:a pair of circumferential ridges which extend in a tire circumferential direction and are arranged so as to be spaced in a tire diametrical direction;
a grid-shaped ridge which is constructed by intersecting ridges having first ridges and second ridges, the first ridges and the second ridges being straight lines that are inclined relative to the tire diametrical direction, the first ridges and second ridges extending in directions that contact the pair of circumferential ridges, the first ridges intersecting the second ridges to form a grid-shaped pattern between the pair of circumferential ridges, the intersecting ridges defining smooth areas having a smooth surface between adjacent ones of the intersecting ridges in the grid-shaped pattern; and
a plurality of framing ridges framing closed areas which are dotted in a repeating pattern between the pair of circumferential ridges, each of the closed areas having a smooth surface and being wider than each of the smooth areas in the grid-shaped pattern, the plurality of framing ridges being a subset of the intersecting ridges in the grid-shaped pattern, and
wherein the grid-shaped ridge surrounds the plurality of framing ridges in such a manner as to prevent the plurality of framing ridges from coming into contact with each other, and the plurality of framing ridges are coupled to each other via the grid-shaped ridge.

US Pat. No. 10,245,893

PNEUMATIC TIRE

BRIDGESTONE CORPORATION, ...

1. A pneumatic tire comprising, on a tread surface:a pair of circumferential grooves extending on both sides of a tire equator;
a plurality of lateral grooves each extending in a tire width direction between a rib-shaped center land row and a tread edge, the rib-shaped center land row being defined by the pair of circumferential grooves; and
longitudinal grooves disposed on the outsides, in the tire width direction, of the circumferential grooves, each of the longitudinal grooves communicating between the lateral grooves that are adjacent to each other in a tire circumference direction, wherein
each of the lateral grooves includes a lateral groove first portion having a groove width larger than a groove width of the longitudinal grooves, a lateral groove second portion having a groove width larger than a groove width of the longitudinal grooves and disposed further outward, in the tire width direction, than the lateral groove first portion, and a lateral groove step portion connecting the lateral groove first portion and the lateral groove second portion,
a groove width center of the outer end, in the tire width direction, of the lateral groove first portion is disposed closer to one tire circumferential side than a groove width center of the inner end, in the tire width direction, of the lateral groove second portion,
the lateral groove step portion extends at an angle relative to the tire circumference direction so as to connect the outer end, in the tire width direction, of the lateral groove first portion and the inner end, in the tire width direction, of the lateral groove second portion,
the longitudinal grooves are bent twice and extend at an angle relative to the tire circumference direction toward the side opposite the side the lateral groove step portion extends,
the end portion on the one tire circumferential side of each of the longitudinal grooves joins an area where the lateral groove second portion and the lateral groove step portion of the lateral groove on the one tire circumferential side join together,
the end portion on the other tire circumferential side of each of the longitudinal grooves joins an area where the lateral groove first portion and the lateral groove step portion of the lateral groove on the other tire circumferential side join together,
an inclination angle of the lateral groove step portion relative to the tire circumference direction is smaller than inclination angles of the lateral groove first portion and the lateral groove second portion relative to the tire circumference direction,
the lateral groove first portion extends from the inner end of the lateral groove first portion, in the tire width direction, toward the other tire circumferential side, and
the lateral groove first portion and the lateral groove second portion of each lateral groove extend to form a curve that is convex toward the other tire circumferential side, and the inclination angles of the lateral groove first portion and the lateral groove second portion relative to the tire width direction decrease toward the tread edge.

US Pat. No. 10,245,891

EVOLVING TREAD FOR A TIRE

Compagnie Generale Des Et...

1. A tread for a heavy vehicle tire of total wearing thickness PMU corresponding to a thickness of material worn away during running, the tread having a tread surface in contact with a roadway, the tread including at least one cut opening in the initial condition onto the tread surface, the cut comprising:an external part having the form of a groove extending continuously in the main direction of the cut, the groove opening onto the tread surface when new and having, on this tread surface, a width Le such that it does not close up in the contact patch and a mean depth Pe less than 70% of the thickness PMU;
an internal part forming the bottom of the cut, this internal part having the shape of a channel of mean width Lc and mean height Hc, the channel extending continuously in the main direction of the cut for forming a new continuous groove when the part wear of the tread reaches at most 80% of the thickness PMU;
an intermediate part making a connection between the internal part and the external part, the intermediate part including an alternation—in the main direction of the groove that forms the external part, a succession of wide parts and of narrow parts, the wide parts not closing when they enter the contact patch and the narrow parts closing when they enter the contact patch, thus limiting the reduction in stiffness of the tread caused by the presence of this cut,
the tread being characterized in that the wide parts of the intermediate part form oblique channels connecting the external groove part to the internal channel part, these wide parts being disjointed from one another.

US Pat. No. 10,245,886

PERSON SUPPORT APPARATUS WITH BRAKING SYSTEM

Stryker Corporation, Kal...

1. A person support apparatus comprising:a base, the base including a plurality of caster wheel assemblies, each of the caster wheel assemblies including a caster brake actuator movable between a total braking position and a non-braking position; and
a linkage system coupled to the caster brake actuators to control the caster brake actuators and operable to move the caster brake actuators between the total braking positions and the non-braking positions, and the caster brake actuator being independently coupled to the linkage system wherein each of the caster brake actuators is decoupled from each of the other caster brake actuators.

US Pat. No. 10,245,869

THERMAL TRANSFER SHEET, METHOD FOR PRODUCING THERMAL TRANSFER SHEET, THERMAL TRANSFER IMAGE-RECEIVING SHEET, METHOD FOR PRODUCING THERMAL TRANSFER IMAGE-RECEIVING SHEET, METHOD FOR FORMING PRINTED PRODUCT, AND PRINTED PRODUCT

Dai Nippon Printing Co., ...

1. A thermal transfer image-receiving sheet comprising:a pattern layer, a masking layer, an intermediate layer, and a receiving layer provided in this order on a substrate;
wherein a portion of the surface of the pattern layer is exposed,
wherein the receiving layer is a solvent-based receiving layer containing a solvent-based resin and a silicone oil,
wherein the intermediate layer is a water-based intermediate layer containing a water-based resin, and
wherein the masking layer is a solvent-based masking layer containing a solvent-based resin and a colorant.

US Pat. No. 10,245,867

THERMAL IMAGING

1. A thermosensitive recording medium comprising:a. a base sheet;
b. a thermosensitive composition on at least one surface of the base sheet comprising a binder and a thermosensitive material comprising:
i. one or more oxidizing agents; and
ii. a dye precursor having the formula;

wherein R1 and R2 can be the same or different and are: H, alkyl of 1-4 C, NH2, OH, COOR? wherein R? is alkyl of 1-4C or H, CONH2, halogen, OR? wherein R? is alkyl of 1-4C, CH2 OH, CH2NH2, CONR?R? wherein R? and R? can be the same or different; R3 is H or alkyl of 1-4C or COR?; R4, R5 can be the same or different and are: H, alkyl of 1-4C, NH2, OH, COOH, CONH2, halogen, OR?, NO2, SO3, HNR?, or NR?R? or any pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof or mixtures thereof, and wherein R6 and R7 can be the same or different and can be hydrogen, a carboxylate group, a borate group or a silicate group.

US Pat. No. 10,245,865

RECORDING APPARATUS

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A recording apparatus comprising:a recording unit that discharges liquid on a medium to perform recording; and
a carriage having the recording unit and capable of moving in a width direction intersecting a medium transport direction, wherein
the carriage carries at least one liquid container that stores the liquid to be supplied to the recording unit and that has a filling port through which the liquid is poured from a refilling container,
the liquid container has a level checking portion that is formed of a transparent material through which the liquid level can be viewed, and
the carriage has a first viewing portion through which the level checking portion of the liquid container can be viewed and a cleaning mechanism that wipes off the liquid deposited on the level checking portion.

US Pat. No. 10,245,863

RECORDING APPARATUS

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A recording apparatus comprising:an apparatus body including a recording device therein, the recording device performing recording onto a medium to be transported;
at least three drive sources provided inside the apparatus body;
a battery provided inside the apparatus body and supplying electric power to the three drive sources;
a locking mechanism disposed inside the apparatus body; and
a battery accommodation portion provided inside the apparatus body and accommodating the battery, wherein,
of the three drive sources, a first drive source and a second drive source are disposed on one side of the apparatus body with respect to a center portion of the apparatus body in a width direction that intersects a medium transport direction, and a third drive source is disposed on the other side of the apparatus body with respect to the center portion in the width direction,
the battery has a center of gravity that is on the other side with respect to the center portion in the width direction,
the battery includes a second contact point that is electrically coupled to a first contact point provided inside the apparatus body and that is formed such that the battery can be inserted into and removed from the battery accommodation portion,
the locking mechanism fastens the battery to the apparatus body with the first contact point and the second contact point being connected to each other,
the locking mechanism includes a lock pin that assumes an advancing state in which the lock pin advances in a direction intersecting an insertion direction of the battery or a retracting state in which the lock pin is further away from the battery than in the advancing state and the locking mechanism also includes an urging device that urges the lock pin toward the advancing state,
the locking mechanism is formed such that the lock pin enters a locking state by engaging with an engagement portion provided in the battery when the lock pin is in the advancing state and enters an unlocking state when the lock pin is in the retracting state, and
an urging force of the urging device is such that the battery is not dislodged due to weight when the apparatus body is inclined such that a direction in which the battery may be dislodged is aligned with a gravity direction.

US Pat. No. 10,245,862

POWER SUPPLY APPARATUS, PRINTER, AND CONTROL METHOD

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A power supply apparatus comprising:a power source circuit configured to supply electric power to an electric load;
a capacitor connected to a power supply line extending from the power source circuit to the electric load and configured to supply electric power to the electric load;
a charge circuit configured to charge the capacitor by supplying a current that is powered by the electric power supplied from the power source circuit;
a detection circuit configured to detect a voltage value of the capacitor; and
a controller configured to, in a case where the detected voltage value of the capacitor reaches a first threshold value,
control the charge circuit to change a current value of the current of the charge circuit from a first current value to a second current value that is smaller than the first current value, wherein the first current value is supplied before the detected voltage value reaches the first threshold value, and wherein the second current value is greater than zero, and
wherein, after the detected voltage value of the capacitor reaches the first threshold value, the controller is further configured to
continually determine, while the second current value is supplied to the capacitor, whether the detected voltage value of the capacitor is smaller than a second threshold value that is smaller than the first threshold value; and
cause a discharge of the capacitor in a case where the controller determines that the detected voltage value of the capacitor is smaller than the second threshold value.

US Pat. No. 10,245,858

PRINTING APPARATUS

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A printing apparatus comprising:an apparatus main body;
a printing unit that performs printing on a medium;
a medium accommodating member that is detachably provided in the apparatus main body and is capable of accommodating the medium;
a first roller that is provided in the apparatus main body, and picks up the medium from the medium accommodating member by being brought in contact with the medium which is accommodated in the medium accommodating member mounted in the apparatus main body and being driven to rotate;
a second roller that is provided in the apparatus main body, is disposed on a downstream side of the first roller in a transporting direction of the medium, and is brought into contact with the medium picked up by the first roller on the same surface as a surface with which the first roller comes into contact and is driven to rotate;
a third roller that is provided in the apparatus main body, and is brought into contact with the medium picked up by the first roller on a surface opposite to the surface with which the first roller comes into contact and is rotated following the second roller;
a driving source of the first roller and the second roller; and
a displacing mechanism that displaces a position of the third roller with respect to the second roller depending on attaching and detaching of the medium accommodating member to and from the apparatus main body,
wherein the medium accommodating member includes a hopper which is movable between a feeding position in which the medium to be accommodated is pressed to the first roller by a pressing force of a pressing member and a standby position in which the medium is separated from the first roller against the pressing force of the pressing member,
wherein the displacing mechanism displaces the third roller to a contacting position in which the third roller is capable of coming into contact with the second roller when the medium accommodating member is mounted in the apparatus main body, and displaces the third roller to a non contacting position in which the third roller is separated from the second roller when the medium accommodating member is pulled out from the apparatus main body, and
wherein the first roller is rotatable in a reverse rotating direction opposite to a rotating direction of the driven rotation due to the frictional force with the pulled out medium in accordance with the pulling-out of the medium accommodating member under a circumstance in which the medium is pressed by the hopper present at the feeding position.

US Pat. No. 10,245,852

PHOTO-CURABLE INK JET INK SET AND INK JET RECORDING METHOD USING THE SAME

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. An ink jet recording method using a photo-curable ink jet ink set comprising a first photo-curable ink jet ink and a second photo-curable ink jet ink, the method comprising:ejecting the first photo-curable ink jet ink onto a recording medium, the first photo-curable ink jet ink comprising a white ink;
ejecting the second photo-curable ink jet ink onto the first photo-curable ink jet ink ejected onto the recording medium, wherein the second photo-curable ink jet ink comprises a non-white, color ink; and
curing the first photo-curable ink jet ink and the second photo-curable ink jet ink; the curing being conducted using a UV-LED having an emission peak at a wavelength in the range of 350 to 420 nm;
wherein the first photo-curable ink jet ink has a surface tension and contains a (meth) acrylic acid ester having a vinyl ether group expressed by general formula (I): CH2?CR1—COOR2—O—CH?CH—R3, wherein R1 represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group, R2 represents a divalent organic residue having a carbon number of 2 to 20, and R3 represents a hydrogen atom or a monovalent organic residue having a carbon number of 1 to 11; and the second photo-curable ink jet ink has a surface tension,
wherein the surface tension of the first photo-curable ink jet ink is higher than the surface tension of the second photo-curable ink jet ink.

US Pat. No. 10,245,843

THERMAL HEAD AND THERMAL PRINTER

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. A thermal head, comprising:a substrate;
a heat generating section disposed on the substrate;
an electrode disposed on the substrate, the electrode comprising
a connecting portion connected to the heat generating section; and
a first protective layer which covers the heat generating section and the connecting portion of the electrode,
a part of the first protective layer which is disposed on the connecting portion comprising
a closed first void, the closed first void extending in a thickness direction of the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,245,842

PRINTING DEVICE, PRINTING METHOD, PRINTING SYSTEM, IMAGE PROCESSING DEVICE, AND IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A printer comprising:a print unit that moves a head in both a first direction and second direction; and
a controller that generates a first direction print image based on first direction color conversion information for a first print medium, and generates a second direction print image based on second direction color conversion information for a second print medium, the second direction color conversion information for the second print medium being generated by adjusting second direction color conversion information for the first print medium; and
the controller controlling the print unit to print the first direction print image in the first direction on the second print medium, and print the second direction print image in the second direction on the second print medium.

US Pat. No. 10,245,841

INKJET HEAD AND INKJET RECORDING APPARATUS

KONICA MINOLTA, INC., To...

1. An inkjet head, comprising:a plurality of nozzles which eject ink;
a plurality of pressure chambers which are respectively communicate with the plurality of nozzles and are filled with ink;
a plurality of pressure generation means which are respectively provided in correspondence with the plurality of pressure chambers, and apply a pressure to ink inside the pressure chambers;
a circulation flow passage that is provided to be branched from an ink flow passage ranging from an inlet of the pressure chambers and an outlet of the nozzles, and is capable of discharging ink inside the plurality of pressure chambers; and
a damper that is provided to face the circulation flow passage, and is capable of changing a volume of the circulation flow passage through elastic deformation in correspondence with a pressure.

US Pat. No. 10,245,836

HEAD CLEANING MECHANISM AND INKJET RECORDING APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME

KYOCERA Document Solution...

1. A head cleaning mechanism comprising:a recording head having an ink ejection surface in which a plurality of ink ejection ports are opened to eject ink onto the recording medium; and
a wiper for wiping the ink ejection surface in a predetermined direction, wherein
the recording head includes a plurality of cleaning liquid supply ports disposed on an upstream side of the ink ejection port in a wiping direction in which the wiper wipes the ink ejection surface, so as to supply cleaning liquid, and an inclined surface connected to a supply port formation surface in which the cleaning liquid supply ports are formed, on the upstream side in the wiping direction, the inclined surface being inclined downward toward a downstream side in the wiping direction, a tip of the wiper being in pressure contact with the inclined surface in the wiping operation, and
the inclined surface has a pressure contact start position at which the wiper starts the pressure contact in the wiping operation, and a water repellent region formed at least from the pressure contact start position to a position on an upstream side of the cleaning liquid supply port in the wiping direction to have a contact angle with water of 90° or more.

US Pat. No. 10,245,832

INK JET PRINTING

HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPME...

1. A printing system, comprising a plurality of printheads wherein each printhead comprises a plurality of drop generators disposed in a first array and a second array, wherein:the first array is disposed on a first side of an ink feed slot;
the second array is disposed on a second, and opposite, side of the ink feed slot;
the drop generators in the first array are spaced one dot pitch apart perpendicular to a motion of a print medium, and alternate between a high drop weight (HDW) drop generator and a low drop weight (LDW) drop generator, wherein the HDW drop generators generate drops between 6 and 11 nanograms;
the drop generators in the second array are spaced one dot pitch apart perpendicular to the motion of the print medium and alternate between an LDW drop generator and an HDW drop generator; and
each drop generator in the first array is in a line of the motion of the print medium with a corresponding drop generator in the second array, wherein each HDW drop generator in the first array is in line with an LDW drop generator in the second array, and each LDW drop generator in the first array is in a line of the motion of the print medium with an HDW drop generator in the second array.

US Pat. No. 10,245,826

METHOD OF INK JET PRINTING

1. A method of ink jet printing, wherein liquid ink is supplied to a plurality of nozzles via a common ink supply passage, and actuators associated with the nozzles are controlled to cause ink droplets to be expelled from the nozzles in accordance with image information to be printed, said method comprising the steps of:detecting a situation where a number of the nozzles which are connected to the common ink supply passage and are presently active but stop printing within a given time interval is larger than a given maximum number; and
if that situation is detected, activating at least one actuator associated with one of the nozzles that stop printing with sub-threshold agitation pulses which cause an agitation of a meniscus in the nozzle without a droplet being expelled.

US Pat. No. 10,245,825

PRODUCT ALIGNMENT USING A PRINTED RELIEF

TRACER IMAGING LLC, Ossi...

1. A method of forming an alignment grid to register a prefabricated lenticular sheet with a rectilinear print raster of a printing device, comprising:determining a physical pitch of a lenticulated face of the lenticular sheet; and
printing a pattern of raised parallel lines upon a substrate mounted upon a surface of the printing device, wherein the pattern of raised lines has a pitch substantially equal to a physical pitch of the lenticulated face and are configured for reception within valleys formed between lenticules of the lenticulated face for deterring movement of the lenticular sheet across an axis of the lenticules.

US Pat. No. 10,245,819

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING DISPLAY UNIT

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

1. A system for manufacturing a display unit, the system comprising:a carrying unit configured to carry an optical film including a polarizing film and a release film, wherein the polarizing film includes an adhesive layer through which, a release film adheres to and is peeled from the polarizing film;
a cutting unit configured to cut the optical film up to a predetermined depth to form a polarizing film sheet piece on the optical film, without cutting the release film;
a panel supply unit configured to continuously supply a panel to an attachment position, at which the polarizing film sheet piece is attached to one surface of the panel;
an attachment unit configured to peel the polarizing film sheet piece from the release film, and attach the peeled polarizing film sheet piece to the one surface of the panel supplied by the panel supply unit; and
a winding unit configured to wind the release film peeled by the attachment unit,
wherein the attachment unit includes:
an adhering means, which has an adhering property at an external side thereof, and peels the polarizing film sheet piece from the release film by the adhering property, and moves to the attachment position and makes the polarizing film sheet piece face the one surface of the panel in parallel;
an attaching means, which presses the adhering means to attach the polarizing film sheet piece to the one surface of the panel, and
a moving means, which moves so as to enable the adhering means to pass through an adhering position, at which the adhering means adheres to the carried polarizing film sheet piece, and the attachment position, and
wherein the adhering means is positioned on at least a part of a surface of the moving means.

US Pat. No. 10,245,816

SOLAR HEAT REFLECTIVE ROOFING MEMBRANE AND PROCESS FOR MAKING THE SAME

CertainTeed Corporation, ...

1. A process for preparing a roofing membrane with solar heat-reflectance, the process comprising:laminating a tie-layer to a bituminous base sheet to form an intermediate sheet, the bituminous base sheet comprising a continuous substrate sheet of fibrous material, the continuous substrate sheet being saturated with a bituminous material and coated on at least one side with a bituminous material;
depositing a solar heat-reflective polymeric coating composition directly on the intermediate sheet;
curing the solar heat-reflective polymeric coating composition to form a solar heat-reflective coating; and
depositing an upper coating composition directly on the solar heat-reflective coating to form an upper coating layer;
wherein the tie-layer is laminated to the bituminous base sheet by heating the surface of the base sheet to above the softening temperature of the bituminous material, and adhering the tie-layer to the base sheet by contacting the base sheet with the tie-layer and permitting the bituminous material to partially saturate the tie-layer.

US Pat. No. 10,245,815

SURFACE TREATMENT METHOD FOR CASING

1. A surface treatment method for a casing, the casing having an outer surface and four sidewalls surrounding the outer surface, the surface treatment method comprising:forming a heat transferring film on the casing by a vacuum heat transfer process or a paint-drying process, the heat transferring film covering the outer surface and the four sidewalls; wherein the process of forming the heat transferring film on the casing further comprises:
a heat pressing layer and a releasing film layer attached to a surface of the heat pressing layer;
forming the heat transferring film on the casing under heat and vacuum pressure using a heat pressing machine, with the heat pressing layer being attached to the casing; and
removing the releasing film layer of the heat transferring film to expose the heat pressing layer; and
forming a surface pattern layer on a portion of the heat transferring film facing away from the outer surface by a digital inkjet curable by ultraviolet light.

US Pat. No. 10,245,814

IN-LINE LAMINATION METHOD AND APPARATUS

Berry Plastics Corporatio...

19. An in-line lamination system comprisinga film slitter aligned along a machine direction and adapted to receive a sheet of film along the machine direction and form film strips from the sheet of film, the film strips aligned along the machine direction in a series of adjacent lanes,
a non-woven material supply adapted to provide a first substantially continuous non-woven web and a second substantially continuous non-woven web along the machine direction, and
a laminator aligned with the film slitter along the machine direction and configured to receive the film strips, first non-woven web, and second non-woven web,
wherein the laminator is configured to provide means for selectively bonding the film strips in adjacent lanes alternatingly to one of the first non-woven web or second non-woven web to form a first laminate sheet and a separate second laminate sheet, each of the first laminate sheet and a second laminate sheet having alternating sections of exposed non-woven material and film material.

US Pat. No. 10,245,812

DUAL CURE STAIN RESISTANT MICROSPHERE ARTICLES

3M Innovative Properties ...

1. An article comprising at least a first surface having:(a) a binder resin layer comprising a fluorine-containing polymer, wherein the binder resin layer has a first major surface opposite a second major surface; and
(b) a plurality of microspheres partially embedded and adhered to the first major surface of the binder resin layer;
wherein the fluorine-containing polymer is a partially fluorinated polymer derived from at least one fluorine containing monomer and two or more non-fluorinated monomers having at least one active hydrogen functional group, and further wherein at least one but not all of the active hydrogen functional groups are reacted with at least one curing agent having latent functionality and wherein the partially fluorinated polymer comprises a copolymer of the structure of Formula (I):
?Rf??RX??RL??RG?  (I)
wherein Rf must be present as 30 mol % to 60 mol % of the polymer, and wherein RX must be present as 5 mol % to 20 mol % of the polymer, and further wherein the remaining mol % of the polymer are RL, and RG,(a) Rf is selected from at least one of the following or combinations thereof:—CF2CF2—,
—CFClCF2—,—CH2CF2—wherein Rf2 is fluoroalkyl having 1 to 8 carbon atoms;(b) RX is:wherein Q1 isor
—O—Z—Xwherein Z is optional, or when present, is selected from an alkylene, arylene, aralkylene or alkarylene, in which any are optionally substituted with N, O or S; and wherein X is OH, or SH, or NHR1, where R1 is H, alkyl or cycloalkyl having 1 to 22 carbon atoms;(c) RL iswherein Q2 is,or,
—O—Z-Lwherein Z is optional, or when present, is selected from an alkylene, arylene, aralkylene, or alkarylene, in which any are optionally substituted with N, O or S andL isor
—Y—Z?A)n,wherein Y is O, S, NR1, wherein R1 is H, or alkyl or cycloalkyl having 1 to 22 carbon atoms, andA is
wherein n is 1 to 5 and R2 is H or CH3; and(d) RG iswherein Q3 isor
—O—Z-Gwherein Z is optional, or when present is selected from an alkylene, arylene, aralkylene, or alkarylene in which any are optionally substituted with N, O or S and wherein G is aryl, alkyl, aralkyl or alkaryl.

US Pat. No. 10,245,810

HEAT-RESISTANT MEMBER AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

NGK Insulators, Ltd., Na...

1. A heat-resistant member comprising:a member to be protected; and
a metal oxide ceramic protective layer which is disposed on part of or all surfaces of the member and which has a porosity of 0 percent by volume or more and 5 percent by volume or less,
wherein the protective layer contains a first component as a main component made from an oxide of at least one selected from the group consisting of Fe, Cu and Ni, and a second component that contains at least one element selected from the group consisting of Li, Na, K, Ga, Si, Zr, Ti, Sn, Nb, Sb and Ta, and
wherein the heat-resistant member has an electric resistivity of 0.1 ?cm or more and 100 ?cm or less.

US Pat. No. 10,245,809

HETEROGENEOUS COMPOSITES AND PRODUCTS THEREOF

Pu Feng Enterprise Corp.,...

1. A heterogeneous composite sequentially comprising:a first layer which includes a fiber layer, a metal layer, a plastic layer or a combination thereof,
a second layer which includes a fiber layer with a plastic layer, or a fiber layer with a non-woven cloth layer, and
a base layer which is a thermoplastic layer, wherein the first layer and the second layer are respectively mounted on the base layer by a glue layer, wherein a compressive strength value between the first layer and the second layer is less than 20%, wherein:
the base layer includes polyethylene terephthalate (PET), polypropylene (PP), polyethylene (PE), Nylon, polycarbonate (PC) or polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA),
the fiber layer includes polyethylene (PE), polypropylene (PP), polyethylene terephthalate (PET), carbon fiber, Kevlar fiber, glass fiber, nylon, or natural fiber,
the plastic layer includes polypropylene (PP), Nylon, polyurethane (PU), thermoplastic urethane (TPU), polyethylene terephthalate (PET), polycarbonate (PC) or polymethylmethacrylate (PMMA),
the metal layer includes aluminum, magnuminium alloys, stainless steel, chromium-plated brass or titanium alloy, and
the glue layer includes co-polyolefin, co-polyamide, co-polyester, thermoplastic polyurethane, polyolefin, polyamide or polyester.

US Pat. No. 10,245,807

PANEL FOR ABSORBING MECHANICAL IMPACT ENERGY AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING

University of Massachuset...

1. A panel for absorbing energy from an impact load comprising:a substrate;
a multiplicity of flocked monofilament flock fibers, each having first and second ends, the fibers being attached, at their first ends to a surface of the substrate with the second ends of the multiplicity of monofilament flock fibers extending away from the substrate;
the multiplicity of monofilament flock fibers extending away substantially perpendicular to the substrate;
the multiplicity of monofilament flock fibers being closely spaced to each other sufficiently to buckle resiliently and absorb a portion of the energy imparted to the panel by an impact load;
wherein the multiplicity of monofilament flock fibers further comprises:
a first group of fibers, each fiber having a first denier and a first fiber length and a second group of fibers, each fiber of the second group of fibers having a second denier lower than the first denier and a second length shorter than the first length; and
wherein the second group of fibers are interspersed among the first group of fibers.

US Pat. No. 10,245,801

BRIQUETTING MACHINE AND BRIQUETTING METHOD FOR LOOSE METAL SCRAPS

Yaojin Yang, Wuxi, Jiang...

1. A briquetting apparatus comprising:a pre-extruding punch advancing in a first pathway along a bottom section of a hopper pushing loose metal scraps towards a first entrance leading to an adjacent re-extruding cavity, wherein the hopper further comprises a material staging area, a pre-extruding release area, and an upright arranged baffle plate for dividing the material stage area and the pre-extruding release area to accommodate overflow of the loose metal scraps into the pre-extruding release area as the pre-extruding punch advances towards the first entrance of the re-extruding cavity;
a re-extruding punch advancing in a second pathway perpendicular to the pre-extruding punch, compressing and pushing the loose metal scraps from the re-extruding cavity towards a second entrance leading to an adjacent final extruding cavity, wherein a front end of the re-extruding punch comprises at least one indented gap to direct overflow of the loose metal scraps in the re-extruding cavity into the pre-extruding release area and into a re-extruding release area around the second entrance; and
a final-extruding punch advancing in a third pathway perpendicular to both the pre- and re-extruding punches, further compressing the loose metal scraps in the final extruding cavity to form a metal cake.

US Pat. No. 10,245,799

BALER FOR RECYCLED MATERIALS

1. A baler comprising:a loading chamber adapted for receiving material;
a normal operation exit passageway adapted to discharge baled material from the baler;
a compression chamber positioned between the loading chamber and the normal operation exit passageway and having at least one compression ram adapted for compressing the material and forming a bale, the chamber further defining a discharge ram for discharging the compressed bale through the normal operation exit passageway; and
a chamber access door repositionable about the compression chamber, the access door being movable between an engaged position where the access door forms a portion of a wall of the compression chamber and a displaced position where a portion of wall displaced by the access door defines a jam exit passageway such that jammed material can be translated through the jam exit passageway by the compression ram.

US Pat. No. 10,245,793

METHOD AND AN APPARATUS FOR FORMING PROFILE ELEMENTS

Airbus Operations GmbH, ...

1. A method for forming profile elements from a multilayer stack of pre-impregnated fibers, the method comprising:moving the multilayer stack in a feed direction at a feed speed by a first set of conveyor belts and a second set of conveyor belts, wherein the first set of conveyor belts engage with an upper surface and a lower surface of a first lateral edge section of the multilayer stack, wherein the second set of conveyor belts engage with an upper surface and a lower surface of a second lateral edge section of the multilayer stack, wherein the second lateral edge section is opposite to the first lateral edge section, wherein the first and second sets of conveyor belts hold the first and second lateral edge sections in a starting plane, and wherein the first and second sets of conveyor belts are arranged so that a distance between the first and second sets of conveyor belts decreases in the feed direction; and
moving a middle portion of the multilayer stack over a ramp upwardly inclined in the feed direction with respect to the starting plane.

US Pat. No. 10,245,791

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING A REINFORCING STRUCTURE ON THE SURFACE OF A MOULDING

1. A device for producing a reinforcing structure, which comprises a fiber-reinforced strip including a thermoplastic material, on a molded body surface of a molded body, the device comprising:a contact pressure unit for pressing the strip onto the molded body surface;
the strip positionable between the contact pressure unit and the molded body surface such that a contact pressure region of the strip is bringable into contact with the contact pressure unit and the molded body surface, whereby the strip is subjectable to a force in a direction of the molded body surface by of the contact pressure unit;
the device comprises a translation and/or rotation unit coupled in terms of motion to the molded body and/or to the contact pressure unit such that a motion and/or a rotation of the molded body relative to the contact pressure unit is achievable, whereby the strip is applyable to the molded body surface, wherein during application of the strip to the molded body surface, the contact pressure unit moves in a direction of relative motion (R1) with respect to the molded body surface, and the strip is pulled in a pulling direction (R2) in relation to the contact pressure unit;
at least one laser diode array having a multiplicity of laser diodes for irradiating a heating surface of the strip ahead of the contact pressure region of the strip in the pulling direction (R2), and/or for irradiating a heating surface of the molded body after the contact pressure region of the strip in the direction of relative motion (R1);
the strip is meltable locally in the region of the heating surface thereof and/or the molded body surface is meltable locally in the region of the heating surface thereof by irradiation by the laser diode array to join the strip to the molded body by pressing the strip onto the molded body surface by the contact pressure unit:
the laser diode array directly irradiates the heating surface of the strip and/or the heating surface of the molded body or the reinforcing structure; and
the laser diodes of the laser diode array are configured as surface emitters.

US Pat. No. 10,245,780

EMBOSSED FILM, SHEET FILM, TRANSFER COPY, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING EMBOSSED FILM

DEXERIALS CORPORATION, T...

1. An embossed film comprising:a film main body having a width direction and a length direction, and being a long-length film in the length direction; and
a plurality of concavities formed on a surface of the film main body,
wherein a diameter of an opening surface of the concavity is larger than a visible light wavelength,
wherein an arrangement pattern of the concavities has periodicity along the length direction of the film main body, and
wherein a difference between a rate of loss of concavities in one end portion of the film main body in the length direction and a rate of loss of concavities in the other end portion of the film main body in the length direction is 10 ppm or less.

US Pat. No. 10,245,779

LINEAR-MOTOR-DRIVEN CONVEYING SYSTEM, IN PARTICULAR STRETCHING SYSTEM

1. Linear motor-driven conveying system for stretching and simultaneous stretching, comprising:a guide rail and/or conveying rail along which a gripper-conveying unit having a gripper part and a conveying part is displaceable lengthways by a linear motor drive, wherein
the linear motor drive comprises secondary parts which are displaceable with the conveying part, are attached fixedly thereto and are in the form of permanent magnets, and comprises fixed primary parts in a small spacing gap therefrom, for generating electromagnetic fields, the primary parts acting on a motor engagement side of the secondary parts while the secondary parts continue to move,
the gripper part comprises a clamping device for fixing an edge of a material web, thereby defining a material web plane,
the conveying system comprises one linear motor drive arranged below and one linear motor drive arranged above the conveying part, and a control system is configured to operate the upper linear motor drive at only a maximum power of 75% with respect to the maximum power of the lower linear motor drive, and
the conveyed web is fixed to the gripper part, thereby defining a conveyed web plane, the conveyed web plane being arranged at a height distance (H) with respect to the more powerful linear motor drive, the height distance (H) being less than or equal to the length (L) of the secondary parts on the conveying parts.

US Pat. No. 10,245,774

BLOW-MOLDING PLASTIC BUBBLE-GENERATING DEVICE

LIH YANN INDUSTRIAL CO., ...

1. A blow-molding plastic bubble-generating device, including: a board-like shell body, formed through blowing a hollow embryo placed in a mold, wherein the hollow embryo is blown and expanded, the hollow embryo is penetrated through by a plurality of needle posts on an inner wall of the mold to form the board-like shell body, the board-like shell body is integrally formed and hollow and has a shell wall which completely and continuously surrounds the board-like shell body, and the shell wall has a plurality of through holes; wherein the shell wall has a plurality of protrusive mouths, and each said protrusive mouth has one of the through holes.

US Pat. No. 10,245,769

DIE SLIDE ROTATIONAL HOLLOW MOLDING ASSEMBLY FOR CREATING AN ARTICLE WITH A HOLLOW INTERIOR

U.S. Farathane Corporatio...

1. A mold assembly for forming a component exhibiting a sealed interior, said mold assembly comprising:a stationary supported mold half;
a rotary platen supported mold half, each of said mold halves being movable in directions towards and away from one another in order to define each of engaged/closed and opened/separated positions;
each of said mold halves exhibiting a plurality of shell forming locations defined in opposing configured surfaces thereof for forming a first half shell of material in said stationary supported mold half and a second half shell of material in said rotary platen supported mold half and, upon mating said mold halves together in a first closed mold configuration; and
upon separating the mold halves, the rotary platen supported mold half being rotated, a pick and place mechanism separately being employed with the second mold half in order to transfer the second half shell to a further shell forming location within the stationary supported mold half in order to reposition the second half shell opposite the first half shell supported within the first mold half and so that the first and second half shells are arrayed in opposing fashion with a perimeter extending and formed edge of each half shell arranged in contact with one another;
said mold halves being subsequently reclosed prior to a second perimeter extending material being formed in contact with the contacting perimeter extending edges in order to bond the half shells together; and
said mold halves being reopened for removal of a completed component.

US Pat. No. 10,245,767

MEMBRANE FOR LIQUID-RESISTANT DEVICES AND METHODS OF MAKING A MEMBRANE

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A bracket assembly for preventing liquid ingress, the bracket assembly comprising:a bracket body comprising a through hole and a recess that surrounds the through hole;
a membrane carried by the bracket body and at least partially sealing the through hole such that a liquid is prevented from passing through the through hole, the membrane allowing air to pass through the through hole; and
a membrane support that defines a hollow ring coupled to an edge of the membrane, the membrane support further coupled to the bracket body and positioned within the recess.

US Pat. No. 10,245,755

LIGHTWEIGHT, REDUCED DENSITY FIRE RATED GYPSUM PANELS

United States Gypsum Comp...

1. A gypsum panel comprising a gypsum core disposed between cover sheets, the gypsum core formed from a mixture comprising:stucco in an amount of about 1162 to about 1565 lbs/msf (about 5.7 to about 7.6 kg/m2), and
high expansion particles in an amount of up to about 10% by weight of stucco, said particles having a volume expansion of about 300% or more of their original volume after being heated for about one hour at about 1560° F. (850° C.);
the high expansion particles in an amount and distribution in the core effective to provide a High Temperature Shrinkage (S) in the X-Y direction of about 10% or less, and the panel having a density (D) of about 37 pounds per cubic foot (590 kg/m3) or less.

US Pat. No. 10,245,745

SLICING MACHINE AND METHOD FOR SLICING ELASTIC STRANDS IN PARTICULAR MEAT STRANDS

1. A cutting machine for producing slices in a weight precise manner from meat strands, wherein the cutting machine comprises:at least one form tube that is open at a front end and at a back end, the at least one form tube extending in a longitudinal pressing direction, said longitudinal pressing direction corresponding to an axial direction of a meat strand;
a longitudinal press plunger for said at least one form tube, wherein the press plunger is insertable into the at least one form tube from the back end;
a blade for cutting off one or more slices from the meat strand, the blade disposed proximate the front end of the at least one form tube;
wherein the at least one form tube is made from a plurality of form tube elements in a circumferential direction which are movable relative to each other in both transversal directions relative to the longitudinal pressing direction and the at least one form tube has a first cross section that is adjustable in both transversal directions relative to the longitudinal pressing direction.

US Pat. No. 10,245,738

SAMPLING SCISSORS AND METHOD FOR USING THE SAME

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A pair of sampling scissors comprising a tray, a blade, a first hand grip, a second hand grip, a first guide rail, a first slider and a first position fixing device;wherein the tray is connected with the first hand grip and the blade is connected with the second hand grip, and the first hand grip is pivotably connected with the second hand grip through a central shaft;
wherein the blade comprises a first cutting edge disposed at edges of the blade, a projection of the first cutting edge onto a bottom surface of the tray is a hollow and closed pattern, the first cutting edge is perpendicular to the bottom surface of the tray for shearing off a sample, and the tray is configured to receive the sample;
wherein the first slider is disposed on the first guide rail, which is fixed to the second hand grip, and is fixed to the blade, and the blade is slidable along the length of the first guide rail through the first slider;
wherein the first position fixing device is constructed to fix the first slider to one of a plurality of positions on the first guide rail, and comprises a clip which is movable along the length of the first guide rail; and
wherein a first groove, extending along the length of the first guide rail, is disposed in the first guide rail, the first groove comprises a first opening extending along the length of the first guide rail and close to the first slider, a width of the first opening is smaller than a width of the first groove, the first slider has an integral structure that comprises a first slider main body, a travelling element and a first neck portion which is between the first slider main body and the travelling element, and a width of the travelling element is smaller than or equal to that of the first groove but larger than that of the first opening, the travelling element is in the first groove, the first slider main body is out of the first groove and the first neck portion is at the first opening, a width of the first slider main body is larger than that of the first groove, and the blade is fixed on a surface of the first slider main body facing away from the first opening.

US Pat. No. 10,245,733

ROBOT, METHOD FOR CONTROLLING ROBOT, AND RECORDING MEDIUM

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A robot comprising:a tractor that includes a connector and that pulls a user through the connector;
a walker that includes wheels for moving the tractor, the walker also including one or more brakes for the wheels, and the walker being coupled to the tractor;
an input device that receives an instruction to operate at least one of the tractor and the walker; and
a controller that, in response to reception of the instruction by the input device, determines whether or not to permit the tractor and/or the walker to perform a process based on the instruction, in accordance with a current state of the robot, the current state being one of a plurality of states of the robot,
wherein each of the plurality of states of the robot is represented by using values of a plurality of items, one of the plurality of items being an item indicating whether or not the one or more brakes are applied to the wheels.

US Pat. No. 10,245,730

AUTONOMOUS MOBILE ROBOT AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., T...

1. An autonomous mobile robot, adapted to move on a surface according to a moving datum plane, the autonomous mobile robot comprising:a first distance sensor configured to detect a first detecting distance between the first distance sensor and the surface along a first axial direction;
a second distance sensor configured to detect a second detecting distance between the second distance sensor and the surface along a second axial direction, the first distance sensor has a first projection on the moving datum plane along the first axial direction, the second distance sensor has a second projection on the moving datum plane along the second axial direction, a distance between the first projection and the autonomous mobile robot is larger than the distance between the second projection and the autonomous mobile robot; and
a control unit configured to control the autonomous mobile robot to move in a speed limited mode in response to the first detecting distance being within a first distance range that is greater than a safe distance range for which the speed of the mobile robot is not reduced, and configured to control the autonomous mobile robot to stop moving when the second detecting distance is larger than a second pre-determined distance.

US Pat. No. 10,245,726

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR TIERED PROGRAMMING OF ROBOTIC DEVICE

X Development LLC, Mount...

1. A method operable by a computing device, the method comprising:receiving a request for a given task to be performed by a robotic system, wherein the robotic system includes a modular reconfigurable workcell including two or more modular docking bays on a surface of the workcell that support removable attachment of two or more peripherals in a fixed geometric configuration;
determining two or more subtasks required to perform the given task, wherein the two or more subtasks are performed by the two or more peripherals of the robotic system, wherein a first peripheral of the two or more peripherals is configured to perform a first set of subtasks and a second peripheral of the two or more peripherals is configured to perform a second set of subtasks, wherein the first peripheral is selected based on its ability to perform the first set of subtasks, and wherein the second peripheral is selected based on its ability to perform the second set of subtasks;
determining an arrangement of the two or more subtasks to perform the given task, wherein the arrangement includes a combination of the two or more subtasks in a particular order;
based on the determined arrangement of the two or more subtasks, determining an arrangement of the two or more peripherals on the modular reconfigurable workcell to perform the given task;
receiving an indication of attachment of the two or more peripherals to the modular reconfigurable workcell based on the determined arrangement of the two or more peripherals; and
executing the two or more subtasks in the determined arrangement to cause the two or more peripherals of the robotic system to perform the given task.

US Pat. No. 10,245,725

ROBOT APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING ROBOT APPARATUS

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

10. A controlling method of a robot apparatus provided with a first link, a second link, a joint which connects the first link and the second link to each other, a wire member arranged along the first link or the second link, a driving source which drives the joint, a controlling apparatus which controls the driving source, the wire member being attached to the first link or the second link through a deformation member, to transmit a driving signal at least to the driving source, and a sensor for measuring a deformation amount of the deformation member, the controlling method comprising:measuring, executed by the controlling apparatus, to operate the sensor to measure the deformation amount of the deformation member when the deformation member is deformed by deformation of the wire member due to driving of the joint by the driving source; and
driving and controlling, executed the controlling apparatus, to operate the driving source to drive the joint, based on a value of the deformation amount measured in the measuring by the sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,245,722

ROBOT SYSTEM COMPRISING A ROBOT AND TWO DEVICES THAT CAN BE CONNECTED TO SAID ROBOT IN AN ALTERNATING MANNER, AND METHOD FOR CHANGING SAID DEVICES

KUKA Deutschland GmbH, A...

1. A method for exchanging systems connected to a robot, which communicate with a robot application, the method comprising:removing a first system from an arm of the robot and connecting a second system to the arm of the robot, the first and second systems being selectively, alternately attachable to the arm of the robot;
detecting an interruption in a communication with the first system;
removing an address entry for the first system from a communication directory;
establishing communication with the second system; and
creating an address entry for the second system in the communication directory.

US Pat. No. 10,245,716

UNIVERSAL ACCESSORIES FOR OSCILLATING POWER TOOLS

1. An accessory for coupling to an attachment mechanism of an oscillating power tool, the accessory comprising:a working end portion; and
an opposite rear end portion configured to be coupled to a plurality of different configurations of attachment mechanisms for oscillating power tools, the rear end portion including:
a central opening having a central portion configured to receive a central post of a tool clamping mechanism, and a rearward portion in communication with the central portion, extending rearward along an axis, and open to the rear end portion of the accessory;
a first plurality of elongated openings in communication with and extending radially outward from the central portion of the central opening, the first plurality of openings including a first radial slot, a second radial slot separated by approximately 90 degrees from the first radial slot, and a third radial slot separated by approximately 90 degrees from the second radial slot and approximately 180 degrees from the first radial slot;
a second plurality of openings including a first arc-shaped opening spaced radially outward from and not in communication with the central portion and extending in a circumferential direction between the first and second radial slots, and a second arc-shaped opening spaced radially outward from and not in communication with the central portion and extending in a circumferential direction between the second and third radial slots.

US Pat. No. 10,245,713

EXPLOSIVE DISCHARGE ACTUATED TOOL FOR DRIVING FASTENERS

1. An explosive discharge actuated tool for driving fasteners, comprising:a tubular housing extending in a longitudinal direction, and having an opening which extends in a first transverse direction transverse to the longitudinal direction to define a mounting surface, and a plurality of retaining recesses which are disposed on said mounting surface, and which are displaced from each other in the longitudinal direction;
a barrel mounted in and movable relative to said tubular housing in the longitudinal direction, and including
a rear segment defining an accommodation chamber for receiving an explosive cartridge, and
a barrel body extending from said rear segment forwardly and defining a barrel bore which is in fluid communication with said accommodation chamber, said barrel body having an exhaust port which is located proximate to said rear segment and downstream of said accommodation chamber for discharging a combustion gas;
a piston disposed in said barrel bore and to be driven by the combustion gas so as to exert a striking power to strike a fastener out of said barrel, said piston having a trailing end disposed forwardly of said accommodation chamber to define, in a pre-firing position, a combustion chamber in said barrel bore so as to generate the combustion gas when the explosive cartridge detonated; and
a power adjusting unit including
an adjusting pin which has a blocking region and which is disposed to be movable relative to said barrel in the longitudinal direction so as to permit said blocking region to completely or partially close said exhaust port,
a latch spindle having an actuated end and a latch end which is opposite to said actuated end in the first transverse direction, and which is disposed to be movable relative to said adjusting pin in the first transverse direction between a shiftable position where said latch spindle is movable with said adjusting pin in the longitudinal direction, and a non-shiftable position where said latch spindle is prevented from moving with said adjusting pin in the longitudinal direction, and
an engaging block sleeved on and movable with said latch spindle in the first transverse direction and having a protuberance which is configured to be movable between an engaged position where said protuberance is engaged in a selected one of said retaining recesses so as to prevent said latch spindle from moving away from the non-shiftable position, and a disengaged position where said protuberance is disengaged from the selected one of said retaining recesses to place said latch spindle in the shiftable position.

US Pat. No. 10,245,707

CONFORMABLE SANDING BLOCK

Malco Products, Inc., An...

14. An conformable sanding block with a longitudinal axis for sanding contoured-shaped objects, comprising:a.) a locking end cap;
b.) a sliding end cap;
c.) a series of indexable segments each with a central slot being arranged between the end caps;
d.) wherein the end caps and indexable segments each have at least one fulcrum point, wherein the fulcrum points comprise radiused stirrups and radiused tabs whereby the end caps and indexable segments pivot upon each other;
e.) the sanding block has a bottom whereat a sandpaper holder is releasably and slidably attached by the bottom of the sanding block and the sandpaper holder have complementary profiled ribs and profiled slots to slidably hold the block and holder together as to prevent the sandpaper from tearing, wrinkling, creasing or buckling when the block changes shape, the holder being adapted to releaseably fasten sandpaper thereto; and
f) a flexible position rod fastened to both end caps and passing through the central slots of the segments thereby capturing each of the indexable segments forming the ergonomically conformable sanding block that is settable between concave and convex shapes thereby being adaptable for sanding the contoured-shaped objects without the sandpaper wrinkling, tearing, creasing or buckling.

US Pat. No. 10,245,695

MACHINE TOOL HAVING A CONVEYING DEVICE FOR LEADING AWAY CHIPS

DECKEL MAHO PFRONTEN GMBH...

1. A machine tool for machining a workpiece, said workpiece being clamped in a working space of the machine tool, the machine tool comprising:a machine bed, which has a chip collection region having at least one conveying channel open on a working space side for collecting chips that drop during the machining of the workpiece; and
a conveying device for leading away chips that have dropped into the chip collection region in the at least one conveying channel, the conveying device including:
a stationary supporting shaft, which extends in the at least one conveying channel in a longitudinal direction of the at least one conveying channel;
a spiral element being rotatably supported on the stationary supporting shaft; and
a drive for driving a rotational motion of the spiral element about the stationary supporting shaft, such that the stationary supporting shaft remains stationary when the spiral element rotates.

US Pat. No. 10,245,694

DRY MACHINING APPARATUS

Mitsubishi Heavy Industri...

1. A dry machining apparatus, comprising:a tool that machines a workpiece;
a receiving surface arranged below the tool and the workpiece, said receiving surface comprising
a first surface that is arranged below the tool and the workpiece and which receives chips generated by the machining;
a second surface that is arranged above the first surface; and
a third surface that connects the first surface and the second surface;
said apparatus comprising an air jet nozzle that has an air jet port which jets air toward a boundary portion between the second surface and the third surface from the second surface, said air jet nozzle supplying at least a part of the air jetted from the air jet port to the first surface.

US Pat. No. 10,245,692

CHAIN-TYPE TOOL MAGAZINE

MAKINO MILLING MACHINE CO...

1. A chain-type tool magazine including a circulating chain, for removably holding a plurality of pots, to which tools are attached, or a plurality of tools, the tool magazine comprises:an endless chain in which a plurality of link members is linked to each other, the link members each comprising a base part, a pair of arm portions extending from the base part, at least one first roller rotatably mounted to an end of at least one of the arm portions, and a second roller mounted to the base part, the pair of arm portions of each of the link members defining an opening therebetween for removably holding a pot or a tool, a plane of the opening being aligned in a direction of a propagation of the endless chain;
a guide for guiding the first rollers and second rollers to allow the endless chain to circulate along a serpentine track having multiple turns; and
a driver for driving the endless chain to circulate.

US Pat. No. 10,245,689

ROD TENSIONING DEVICE AND ASSEMBLY PROCESS OF SUCH A DEVICE ON A ROD

1. A rod tensioning device comprising:a first actuator, and a tubular support sleeve dedicated to radially surround a threaded rod, the first actuator providing a cylinder, and a piston sliding in the cylinder and forming with the cylinder an annular chamber dedicated to be supplied with pressurized fluid, the annular chamber being sealed by sealing means interposed between the cylinder and piston, the piston having an annular threaded bore dedicated to be engaged with the threaded rod so as to be adapted to transmit a tensioning axial force (F) from the actuator towards the threaded rod, and
at least a second actuator having a cylinder, and a piston sliding in the cylinder and forming with the cylinder an annular chamber dedicated to be supplied with pressurized fluid, the annular chamber being sealed by sealing means interposed between the cylinder and piston, the at least second actuator being temporary axially arranged between the first actuator and the tubular support sleeve for a temporary blockwise assembly, the pistons of two axially adjacent actuators being indexed in rotation together by indexing means.

US Pat. No. 10,245,676

FRICTION STIR WELDING DEVICE

IHI CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. A friction stir welding device comprising:a workpiece holder configured to hold a first workpiece and a second workpiece whose end edge is butted and disposed in a posture making an angle intersecting a face of the first workpiece; and
a welding device main body configured to be relatively moved in directions in which corners formed by the first and second workpieces held by the workpiece holder extend,
wherein the welding device main body includes:
friction stir welding tools including stationary shoulders, which have workpiece contact faces brought into contact with both of the workpieces forming the corners, and rotatable probes and disposed at both the corners between which the second workpiece is sandwiched;
spindle units configured to rotate the probes of the friction stir welding tools;
axial movement units configured to move the spindle units in directions following rotary shafts of the probes within a plane perpendicular to a direction of relative movement of the welding device main body relative to the workpieces; and
axially perpendicular movement units configured to move the spindle units in directions perpendicular to the rotary shafts of the probes within the plane perpendicular to the direction of relative movement, and
wherein the axially perpendicular movement units include:
movable tables that are moved in the directions perpendicular to the rotary shafts of the probes within the plane perpendicular to the direction of relative movement; and
gravity compensation mechanisms that are mounted on the movable tables.

US Pat. No. 10,245,675

MULTI-STAGE RESISTANCE SPOT WELDING METHOD FOR WORKPIECE STACK-UP HAVING ADJACENT STEEL AND ALUMINUM WORKPIECES

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A method of resistance spot welding a workpiece stack-up that includes a steel workpiece and an aluminum workpiece, the method comprising:(a) providing a workpiece stack-up that has a first side and a second side, the workpiece stack-up comprising a steel workpiece disposed adjacent to and overlapping an aluminum workpiece, the steel workpiece having a faying surface that contacts a faying surface of the aluminum workpiece to establish a faying interface between the workpieces;
(b) passing an electrical current across the faying interface to cause melting of the aluminum workpiece and the formation of a molten aluminum weld pool within the aluminum workpiece that wets the faying surface of the steel workpiece;
(c) allowing the molten aluminum weld pool to solidify into a weld joint that bonds the steel and aluminum workpieces together at the faying interface, the weld joint having an interfacial weld bond area joined with the faying surface of the steel workpiece;
(d) passing an electrical current through the weld joint to remelt at least a portion of the weld joint at the interfacial weld bond area to form a remelted portion of the weld joint;
(e) allowing the remelted portion of the weld joint to resolidify to form a first refined weld joint; and
(f) repeating steps (d) and (e) at least once to produce a final refined weld joint that bonds the steel and aluminum workpieces together at the faying interface.

US Pat. No. 10,245,673

MIG/MAG WELDING OF CARBON STEEL WITH ROTATING ARC AND AR/HE/O2 GAS MIXTURE

1. A process for the electric-arc MIG/MAG welding of at least two carbon steel parts with use of a consumable filler wire, a rotating arc and gas shielding formed of a ternary gas mixture consisting of 19.5 to 20.5% of helium, of 2.7 to 3.3% of O2 and of argon for the remainder (% by volume), wherein the consumable filler wire is melted by the rotating arc so as to obtain metal transfer by rotating liquid vein and the at least two carbon steel parts overlapping or covering one another, the rotating arc welding taking place at said overlap or covering.

US Pat. No. 10,245,672

TORCH FOR ELECTRIC ARC WELDING SYSTEM

Lincoln Global Inc., Cit...

1. A welding apparatus, comprising:a welding gun having a memory device configured to store an identification code which identifies said welding gun;
a welding system coupled to said welding gun, said welding system comprising:
a waveform generator configured to generate a welding waveform corresponding only to the welding gun;
a power source coupled to said waveform generator and configured to receive said welding waveform and generate a welding output signal based on said welding waveform; and
a decoder coupled to said memory device in said welding gun and to said waveform generator, wherein said decoder is configured to detect said identification code and generate an enabling signal in response to detecting said identification code, and
wherein said waveform generator is configured to only generate said welding waveform in response to said decoder sending said enabling signal to said waveform generator.

US Pat. No. 10,245,671

WELD OVERLAY SYSTEM

KAWASAKI JUKOGYO KABUSHIK...

1. A weld overlay system which weld overlays an outer peripheral surface of a workpiece of a circular tube shape, the weld overlay system comprising:a workpiece jig which holds the workpiece in such a manner that a center axis direction of the workpiece conforms to a first direction, and rotates the workpiece in a circumferential direction thereof;
a carriage which moves in the first direction along the workpiece held by the workpiece jig;
a welding base disposed above the workpiece and supported on the carriage in such a manner that the welding base is displaceable with respect to the carriage in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction and in a third direction perpendicular to the first direction and the second direction;
at least one pair of rollers, each roller of the at least one pair of rollers having a rotary shaft that extends in parallel with the first direction, the pair of rollers being supported on the welding base in such a manner that the rotary shafts of the pair of rollers are spaced apart from each other in the second direction, and the pair of rollers are pressed against the outer peripheral surface of the workpiece by a gravitational force to maintain a distance between the welding base and the workpiece at a constant value;
a welding torch supported on the welding base in such a manner that a tip end of the welding torch is positioned between the rotary shafts of the pair of rollers in the second direction;
a horizontal movement mechanism provided between the carriage and the welding base and including a rail extending in a horizontal direction and a slider which travels on the rail, the horizontal movement mechanism being configured to cause to move the welding base to be displaceable in the horizontal direction with respect to the carriage; and
a vertical movement mechanism provided between the carriage and the welding base to move and configured to cause the welding base to be displaceable in a vertical direction with respect to the carriage,
wherein the vertical movement mechanism includes a slider shaft extending in the vertical direction, a first base to which the slider shaft is fastened, a second base which is slidable on the slider shaft, and an elastic member provided between the first base and the second base.

US Pat. No. 10,245,670

WELDING OR CUTTING TOOL

1. A welding or cutting tool for welding or cutting electrically conductive work pieces, having a nozzle disposed at a tool tip, for exit of a welding or cutting jet, and having a nozzle cap that encloses the nozzle, at least in part, and is open toward the tool tip, wherein the nozzle cap has an electrode that forms a capacitance with the respective work piece, and wherein the nozzle cap has an insulating element, wherein the electrode comprises an electrically conductive first ceramic material, and is configured in one piece with the insulating element, wherein the insulating element comprises an electrically insulating second ceramic material.

US Pat. No. 10,245,668

FLUXING SYSTEMS, BONDING MACHINES INCLUDING FLUXING SYSTEMS, AND METHODS OF OPERATING THE SAME

KULICKE AND SOFFA INDUSTR...

1. A bonding machine comprising:(a) a bond head assembly including a bonding tool for bonding a semiconductor element to a substrate, the semiconductor element including a plurality of conductive structures; and
(b) a fluxing system including (i) a flux holder defining a cavity for holding flux, and (ii) a fluid source for providing a cooling fluid to cool the flux holder, the cooling fluid being provided by the fluid source to a surface of the flux holder beneath the cavity,
wherein, prior to bonding of the semiconductor element to the substrate, the bonding tool is configured to dip the conductive structures at least partially into the cavity such that the conductive structures contact the flux,
the bonding machine being at least one of a thermocompression bonding machine or a flip chip bonding machine.

US Pat. No. 10,245,667

CHIP JOINING BY INDUCTION HEATING

GLOBALFOUNDRIES Inc., Gr...

1. An apparatus for joining a chip with a substrate, the apparatus comprising:a pick-and-place machine including a pick-up head to for releasably holding the chip and a robotic arm for moving the pick-up head in a motion path;
an induction heater including a plurality of coil turns located in the motion path directly over the substrate, the coil turns having an inner diameter defining an interior surface; and
a power supply coupled with the induction heater, the power supply configured to supply electrical power with a time-varying alternating current to the coil turns of the induction heater for heating solder bumps on the chip by electromagnetic induction while the chip is releasably held by the pick-up head, wherein the pick-up head moves the chip axially through the interior surface of the coil turns and toward the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,245,666

DRILLING TOOL FOR USE IN MACHINING A CONDUCTIVE WORK PIECE

GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY,...

1. A drilling tool for use in machining a conductive work piece, said drilling tool comprising:an electrode assembly comprising:
a forward electrode comprising an outer radial portion and an inner radial portion, said outer radial portion comprising a forward face, and said inner radial portion extending from said forward face of said outer radial portion;
a dielectric sheath that extends circumferentially about a portion of said forward electrode; and
at least one side electrode coupled to said dielectric sheath; and
a protective cap positioned at least partially over said electrode assembly, said protective cap comprising a first opening and a second opening defined therein such that said inner radial portion of said forward electrode and said at least one side electrode are at least partially exposed, wherein at least a portion of said protective cap extends beyond said forward face of said outer radial portion, wherein said protective cap comprises a forward wall and a side wall that at least partially extend over a wear region generally defined between the forward electrode and the at least one side electrode, and wherein said first opening is defined in said forward wall and said second opening is defined in said side wall.

US Pat. No. 10,245,665

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR BROKEN TAP REMOVAL

Ray F. Woods, Salem, OH ...

1. A tap removal tool comprising:A bolt with a head and distal threaded portion and a nut to engage on said threaded portion of the bolt, and said bolt having a longitudinally threaded blind bore in a flat bottom of said threaded portion therein, where said longitudinally threaded blind bore is to accept a threaded rod, and a hollow body is slid over said threaded portion of the bolt and just beneath the nut on said bolt, and said body having a distal end where a lock assembly is encompassed and said body distal end formed with an exterior wrench flats, where said lock assembly accepts an interchangeable flute tab assembly, and said interchangeable flute tab assembly is a hollow longitudinal shaft having at least one flute tab distal said lock assembly portion, and said flute tab is formed to engage in a tap flute, said flute tab retaining a rubber bushing, and said rubber bushing having an opening to accept said flute tab, and where said threaded rod protrudes beyond said distal end of the interchangeable flute tab assembly's said tabs.

US Pat. No. 10,245,662

WALL OR FLOOR SAW

HUSQVARNA AB, Huskvarna ...

1. A wall or floor chain sawing device comprising:a chain bar assembly comprising a chain bar guiding a chain at least partly around a perimeter of the chain bar, the chain bar having a longitudinal extension, and a chain bar housing attached to and partially covering the chain bar and the chain;
a motor;
a track interface arranged to co-operate with a guiding track;
a power transmission arrangement adapted to transfer a motion from said motor to the chain; and
a first pivotable support rod and a second pivotable support rod,
wherein each of the first pivotable support rod and the second pivotable support rod has a corresponding first end and second end,
wherein each first end is pivotably attached to a mounting bracket, the mounting bracket being at least indirectly attached to the motor,
wherein each second end is at least indirectly pivotably attached to the chain bar assembly, and
wherein the first pivotable support rod and the second pivotable support rod are configured to move the chain bar assembly in a complete circular movement in a cutting plane while maintaining the chain bar assembly in a direction of the longitudinal extension of the chain bar within the cutting plane.

US Pat. No. 10,245,660

SAW GUIDE PRESSURE FEED SPEED CONTROL SYSTEMS AND METHODS

1. A method for making a bandmill cut through a workpiece, said bandmill having a sawblade, the sawblade having a cutting edge, a trailing edge, and first and second side faces connecting the cutting and trailing edges, a top sawguide and a bottom sawguide, each sawguide having a FRONT face enabled to contact and pre-strain the sawguide against the first side face of the sawblade for making a cut through a workpiece, a motion controller and a motion drive mechanism for controlling workpiece feedspeed; wherein said method is characterized by:(a) providing an anti-deviation feedback loop controller to an operator of a bandmill, said anti-deviation feedback loop controller comprising:
i) a force sensor operatively coupled to a second face of said bottom sawguide, wherein said force sensor is enabled to sense a dynamic sawblade deflecting force of a side of the sawblade against the FRONT face of the bottom sawguide in real time while sawing a workpiece, said sawblade deflecting force caused by saw feed velocity through a nonuniform workpiece and preceding a lateral deflection of said sawblade toward or away from said FRONT face of said bottom sawguide during a cut, said force sensor to generate an electrical signal of a magnitude and a direction of said sawblade deflecting force;
ii) an anti-deviation control system configured to receive said electrical signal from said force sensor, and to determine a feedspeed adjustment output therefrom;
iii) a motion drive mechanism enabled to receive said feedspeed adjustment output from said anti-deviation control system and drive a workpiece feedspeed in response thereto;
(b) pre-stressing said sawguide by laterally displacing said bottom sawguide against said first side face of the sawblade;
(c) configuring said anti-deviation control system to digitally zero said electrical signal between cuts, such that a positive value of said electrical signal during a cut is associated with a lateral deflecting force of said blade in a first direction and a negative value is associated with a lateral deflecting force of said blade in an opposite direction;
(d) operating said force sensor in
i) a zero set state wherein said force sensor is elastically pre-strained in compression by statically pre-stressing said sawguide against said blade and digitally zeroing said electrical signal; and,
ii) an anti-deviation detection state wherein force sensor is elastically compressed or relaxed during a cut by any lateral deflecting force of said blade against or away from said sawguide and said electrical signal may range around zero from a positive value to a negative value, and,
(e) while cutting a workpiece, monitoring said magnitude and direction of said sawblade deflecting force and operating said motion drive mechanism under control of said anti-deviation control system so as to forestall any lateral deflection of said first side face of the sawblade perpendicular to the first side face of the sawblade from a true cut line, thereby operating an anti-deviation feedback control loop.

US Pat. No. 10,245,659

CUTTING INSERT, CUTTING TOOL, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING MACHINED PRODUCT

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. A cutting insert comprising:a top surface comprising a side portion, and a first corner portion and a second corner portion each adjacent to the side portion;
a bottom surface opposite to the top surface;
a side surface located between the top surface and the bottom surface; and
a cutting edge disposed along a ridge line at an intersection between the top surface and the side surface,
wherein
the cutting edge comprises:
a main cutting edge located on the side portion;
a first sub cutting edge located on the first corner portion; and
a second sub cutting edge located on the second corner portion, the main cutting edge comprises in a side view:
a first cutting edge is connected to the first sub cutting edge;
a second cutting edge is connected to the second sub cutting edge; and
a third cutting edge having a linear shape and located between the first cutting edge and the second cutting edge,
the main cutting edge inclines with a height thereof decreasing from a portion adjacent to the first sub cutting edge to a portion adjacent to the second sub cutting edge in a side view, and
an inclination angle of the third cutting edge is greater than inclination angles of the first cutting edge and the second cutting edge in a side view.

US Pat. No. 10,245,658

CUTTING DEVICE AND CHAMFERING MACHINE COMPRISING THE SAME

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

1. A cutting device for use in a chamfering process of a film laminate, comprisinga rotating wheel having a rotation center; and
a cutting bite comprising a main body mounted on said rotating wheel and a cutting tip provided on said main body and provided to perform chamfering of the film laminate by rotating the rotating wheel,
wherein said cutting bite is mounted on the rotating wheel such that the central axis of said cutting tip is inclined at a first angle with respect to the tangential direction of a rotation locus of the cutting bite formed by rotating said rotating wheel, and
wherein the cutting tip is provided such that a cutting line contacting with the film laminate along the rotation direction of the rotating wheel is formed as a curved line, but a central part of the curved line has a concave shape recessed inward than both side edges.

US Pat. No. 10,245,657

TWIST DRILL AND PRODUCTION METHOD

Hilti Aktiengesellschaft,...

1. A production method for a twist drill comprising the following steps:milling a plurality of depressions into a circumferential surface of a blank in order to form a network of ribs, first ribs of the ribs being parallel to each other and running along an axis of the blank, while second ribs of the ribs are parallel to each other and run at an angle of inclination slanted relative to the first ribs;
milling grooves into sections of the first ribs situated between adjacent second ribs; and
forming a drilling head on an end face of the milled blank, wherein
the grooves are milled at a depth deviating by less than 10% from a depth of the depressions.

US Pat. No. 10,245,656

STEP BIT

GREENLEE TOOLS, INC., Ro...

1. A step bit comprising:a distal end and a proximal end, and a central axis defined between the distal and proximal ends around which the step bit is configured to be rotated;
a tip provided at the distal end, the tip including one or more cutting edges;
a body extending from the tip, the body including one or more flutes having a cutting edge,
a plurality of steps provided on the body from the tip to the proximal end, each step having a first land and a second land extending proximally from the first land, each first land having a length and a surface defining an outer diameter, each second land having a length and a surface defining an outer diameter, wherein in each step the outer diameter of the first land is less than the outer diameter of the second land, the lands progressively increasing in outer diameter as the steps progress from a first step at the distal end to a terminal step at a proximal end of the body, wherein in each step the length of the first land is less than the length of the second land, wherein the length of each first land is the same, and wherein the length of each second land is the same; and
a shank extending proximally from the body.

US Pat. No. 10,245,655

COLLETED BUSHING AND METHOD OF USE

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A colleted bushing, comprising:a collet having a collet proximal end and a collet bore having a collet axis and collet threads formed along a section of the collet bore, and a collet bore taper located adjacent the collet proximal end, the collet including a plurality of collet fingers located adjacent the collet proximal end and configured to be inserted into a workpiece hole of a workpiece, the collet having a collet flange of a larger width than a collet diameter collectively defined by the collet fingers, the collet flange having an underside defining a planar annular surface configured to be placed in contact against a surface of the workpiece when the collet is installed in the workpiece hole and thereby preventing pivoting of the collet within the workpiece hole and maintaining perpendicularity of the collet axis relative to the surface of the workpiece;
a bushing having a bushing proximal end, a bushing bore, a bushing outer surface, and bushing threads formed along a section of the bushing outer surface; and
the bushing configured to be inserted into the collet bore and the bushing threads configured to engage the collet threads in a manner resulting in simultaneous rotational and axial movement of the bushing relative to the collet until the bushing proximal end contacts the collet bore taper causing the collet fingers to be urged radially outwardly and removably locking the collet within the workpiece hole, the bushing bore configured to receive and guide a tool.

US Pat. No. 10,245,654

TRUCK CLUTCH BRAKE CUTTER

1. A clutch brake method for removing the clutch brake of a vehicle, the clutch brake encircling a shaft having a rotational axis extending in an axial direction that is perpendicular to a radial direction, the clutch brake being generally an annular disk having a front face, a back face, an outer edge and an inner edge, the front face and the back face extending in the radial direction between the inner edge and the outer edge, the inner edge being adjacent to the shaft, the clutch brake method involving a use of a drill bit, a chisel, a drill bushing, and a main body having a tool-receiving hole, the clutch brake method comprising:mounting the main body at a first position relative to the clutch brake;
inserting the drill bushing in the tool-receiving hole of the main body;
inserting the drill bit into the drill bushing;
creating a first drilled hole by driving the drill bit in the radial direction while the drill bushing guides the drill bit through the clutch brake from the outer edge toward the inner edge;
positioning the drill bit and the drill bushing so as to provide clear access to the tool-receiving hole and the first drilled hole;
inserting the chisel into the tool-receiving hole of the main body;
driving the chisel in the radial direction through the first drilled hole;
the chisel cutting at least one of the front face and the back face upon driving the chisel through the first drilled hole;
moving the main body to a second position relative to the clutch brake;
creating a second drilled hole by driving the drill bit in the radial direction while the drill bushing guides the drill bit through the clutch brake from the outer edge toward the inner edge;
positioning the drill bit and the drill bushing so as to provide clear access to the tool-receiving hole;
inserting the chisel into the tool-receiving hole of the main body;
driving the chisel in the radial direction through the second drilled hole;
the chisel cutting at least one of the front face and the back face upon driving the chisel through the second drilled hole;
withdrawing the main body from the clutch brake; and
removing the clutch brake from the shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,245,653

MODULAR TUBING NOTCHER SYSTEM

1. An improved notching system for tubular workpieces, of the type comprising a circular cutting tool having a centerline and a source of rotational power, a main body supporting and guiding the circular cutting tool in a straight line toward a tubular workpiece, this tubular workpiece having its own centerline, wherein the improvement comprises:a. a substantially linear work support rail operatively connected to the main body and supporting and aligning the centerline of the tubular workpiece with the centerline of the circular cutting tool, this work support rail having:
1. a front end slidably supporting a close quarters vise with two jaws, which clamps a corresponding front section of the tubular workpiece;
2. a center section, downstream from the front end, slidably supporting a cutoff support vise with two jaws, which clamps a corresponding center section of the tubular workpiece;
3. a tail end, downstream from the center section, slidably supporting an indexable work stop, against which butts a corresponding tail section of the tubular workpiece;
4. means for vertically moving the support rail relative to the centerline of the circular cutting tool;
5. means for horizontally moving the support rail relative to the centerline of the circular cutting tool;
6. means for rotating the support rail relative to the centerline of the circular cutting tool;
b. a feed handle affixed beneath and supporting the main body; and
c. a stand mount connecting the main body to a work support.

US Pat. No. 10,245,652

ROTATING TOOL HOLDER ASSEMBLY FOR MODULATION ASSISTED MACHINING

M4 Sciences LLC, West La...

1. A modulating tool holder for holding a rotatable tool for engaging a workpiece, the tool holder being configured for mounting to a rotatable spindle of a machine apparatus, the tool holder comprising; a proximal end, a distal end, and an axis extending between the proximal end and the distal end, a body having a centrally disposed axially extending passageway, a linear actuator capable of sinusoidal axial linear movement disposed in the axially extending passageway, the linear actuator being centrally disposed in the axial passageway along the axis of the tool holder, a bearing member located in the axially extending passageway, a fluid passageway for conducting a fluid from a position proximal of the linear actuator to a position distal of the linear actuator, wherein the fluid passageway does not permit contact between the fluid and the linear actuator, a portion of the fluid passageway extending axially though the body in a direction generally parallel to the axis of the tool holder, but being disposed radially outwardly of the linear actuator and the bearing member, and wherein the fluid passageway does not permit contact between the fluid and the bearing member, and a tool engaging member for engaging a cutting tool, wherein the linear actuator is positioned for axially moving, in a cyclic linear manner, a rotating cutting tool engaged by the tool engaging member in a cyclic manner that creates an intermittent gap between the tool and the workpiece; further comprising a plurality of fluid passageways disposed radially outwardly of the linear actuator and the bearing member.

US Pat. No. 10,245,648

ALUMINUM ALLOY HUB LATHE FIXTURE

CITIC Dicastal CO., LTD, ...

1. An aluminum alloy hub lathe fixture, comprising: a main plate, a mounting seat, a hydraulic power clamping head, a pull rod, a sliding seat, a connecting pin, a fan-shaped clamping jaw, a sealing cover, a deflection block, a deflection shaft, a centrifugal force balance block, a centrifugal mechanism base and a spring, wherein the main plate and the mounting seat are connected together through a first screws, so that a housing of the entire fixture is formed; all parts and components are mounted in the fixture, the hydraulic power clamping head is fixed on the mounting seat through second screws, one end of the pull rod is mounted on the hydraulic power clamping head through third screws, and the other end of the pull rod is connected with the sliding seat through the connecting pin; the fan-shaped clamping jaw is fixed on the sliding seat through fourth screws, the hydraulic power clamping head drives the sliding seat and the fan-shaped clamping jaw to move forwards and backwards through the pull rod, and the deflection block, the deflection shaft, the centrifugal force balance block and the spring are all mounted on the centrifugal mechanism base, so that a centrifugal force balance system is formed; the sealing cover is mounted above the main plate through fifth screws, and the entire fixture is connected with a machine tool through sixth screws; andwherein the centrifugal force balance system is designed in such a way that under the action of centrifugal force, the centrifugal force balance block can slip towards the outer side and abut against a lower part of the deflection block, so that the deflection block deflects around the deflection shaft, and an upper part of the deflection block abuts against the sliding seat to have the effect of offsetting the centrifugal force of the sliding seat and the fan-shaped clamping jaw.

US Pat. No. 10,245,645

TOOL CARRIER WITH NOTCH, CUTTING INSERT AND METHOD FOR MAKING SAME

KENNAMETAL INC., Latrobe...

1. A tool carrier for a cutting insert, the tool carrier comprising:a body;
a pocket formed in the body for accommodating a cutting tip of a cutting insert, the pocket defined by a vertical back wall and a horizontal support surface; and
a notch formed at an intersection between the vertical back wall and the horizontal support surface of the pocket,
wherein the notch has a non-planar first portion proximate the vertical back wall and formed with a radius, R1, and a planar second portion extending between the first portion and the horizontal support surface and formed at an inclination angle, A, with respect to a plane parallel to the horizontal support surface of the pocket.

US Pat. No. 10,245,637

LOW MODULUS SHOT SLEEVE FOR HIGH TEMPERATURE DIE CASTING

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPO...

1. A shot sleeve for high temperature die casting formed from a single crystal, nickel-based alloy, the shot sleeve having a single-crystal structure with an axi-symmetrical orientation and a low modulus direction oriented to provide a higher thermal-mechanical fatigue resistance along an axial direction of the shot sleeve than in a radial direction.

US Pat. No. 10,245,636

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING CORE, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING TURBINE MEMBER IN WHICH CORE IS ACQUIRED BY SAID CORE MANUFACTURING METHOD

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A method for manufacturing a core comprising:a coating step of adding a binder to a large particle group composed of large particles, and only coating surfaces of the large particles with the binder;
a mixing step of mixing, after the coating step, the large particle group and a small particle group composed of small particles having a smaller particle size than the large particles and not coated with the binder; and
a laminate shaping step of forming, after the mixing step, a molding in which a mixture of the large and small particle groups is used,
wherein particle sizes of the large particles are equal to or more than 10 ?m and equal to or less than 50 ?m, and particle sizes of the small particles are equal to or more than 0.1 ?m and equal to or less than 10 ?m.

US Pat. No. 10,245,633

MACHINING PLATE-LIKE WORKPIECES

1. A method for machining a plate-shaped workpiece with a processing machine, the method comprising:forming a round receptacle in the plate-shaped workpiece for an insert part having a non-round outer shape; and
machining a marking adjacent the round receptacle based on an orientation at which the insert part is to be inserted into the round receptacle on a side of the plate-shaped workpiece from which the insert part is to be inserted into the round receptacle and on which the insert part is to bear,
wherein the marking is provided as a non-round depression that encircles the round receptacle,
wherein the marking is positioned outside of the non-round outer shape of the insert part, and
wherein the marking is adapted to the non-round outer shape of the insert part.

US Pat. No. 10,245,629

HAND TOOL FOR PAINTLESS DENT REPAIR

1. A hand tool for the paintless dent repair of a dented metal panel of a vehicle, comprising:a first curved handle bar having a first upper extremity, a first lower extremity, and a first lower portion surface on which a handgrip is located;
a u-shaped plate connected to the upper extremity of the first curved handle bar,
a u-shaped plate cover adhesively fastened to the u-shaped plate, having an outer surface;
a second curved handle bar having a second upper extremity, a second lower extremity, and a second lower portion surface on which a handgrip is located, wherein the second upper extremity is shaped in the form of a rounded smooth tip facing the outer surface of the u-shaped plate cover; and
a mechanical fastener flexibly attaching the first curved handle bar to the second curved handle bar, so as to produce a necessary pressure of the rounded smooth tip on an inside of the dented metal panel to lift up or raise a dent on said dented metal panel.

US Pat. No. 10,245,628

ULTRA-FINE WIRE FABRICATING APPARATUS AND METHOD

1. An ultra-fine wire fabricating apparatus for producing an ultra-fine wire with improved mechanical properties, the ultra-fine wire fabricating apparatus comprising:a feeder assembly for supplying a wire;
wherein the wire is 4 mm in diameter;
wherein the feeder assembly comprises a roller unit configured to supply wire to a hollow inclined channel of a stationary die;
the stationary die is placed in a rotary die holder, the hollow inclined channel configured on an inner surface of the stationary die, the hollow inclined channel configured to receive the wire from the feeder assembly; and
wherein the rotary die holder rotates about a X-axis relative to the stationary die,
is configured to receive the wire from the hollow inclined channel of the stationary die, and the rotary motion of the rotary die holder causes torsional deformation in the wire simultaneously, to produce ultra-fine wire with improved mechanical properties;
a pick-up spool assembly operably engaged to the rotary die holder for collecting the fabricated ultra-fine wire.

US Pat. No. 10,245,624

DEVICE AND SYSTEM FOR OPENING UP BRANCH POINT OF PIPE ASSEMBLY

Picote Solutions Oy Ltd.,...

1. A device for opening up a branch point in a pipe assembly, comprising:a rotation axle arranged to be rotatable and a tip part located at a most front portion of the device arranged to be rotatable and in connection of which there is at least one blade, as well as a centralizing system separate from the tip part and arranged to be substantially non-rotating when the tip part is rotated, and the centralizing system comprising a first disc and a second disc through which the rotation axle is arranged to pass, and a spring located between the first disc and the second disc that urges the first disc away from the second disc and positions the discs as planes perpendicular to the rotation axle;
each of the discs having numerous protrusions radially protruding from an outer edge of the discs, the protrusions being more elastic than the discs;
the blade being attached to the tip part and extending in a forward and longitudinal direction from the tip part; and each protrusion of the discs being movable between a first position wherein the protrusion is perpendicular relative to the rotation axle and a second bent position without bending said discs.

US Pat. No. 10,245,617

SYNTHESIS OF SURFACE-FUNCTIONALIZED POLYAMIDES

BASF SE, Ludwigshafen (D...

1. A process for producing a surface-functionalized molding (oF) having a functionalized surface (fO), comprising the steps ofi) providing a molding (F) having a surface (0) which comprises a polyamide (P), the polyamide (P) comprising diene units of the general formula (I)

in which
R1 and R2 independently of one another are selected from C1-C10 alkanediyl,
ii) contacting the surface (O) of the molding (F) provided in step i) with a dienophile-containing solution (dL) which comprises at least one dienophile, the at least one dienophile comprising at least one dienophile unit which is reactive toward the diene units (I) present in the polyamide (P), to give the surface-functionalized molding (oF) having the functionalized surface (fO).

US Pat. No. 10,245,611

SLURRY DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM AND METHOD

United States Gypsum Comp...

1. A slurry distributor for use in a continuous manufacturing process, the slurry distributor comprising:an entry segment defining an inlet opening;
a shaped duct in fluid communication with the inlet opening; and
an outlet defining an outlet opening in fluid communication with the shaped duct;
wherein the shaped duct includes a parabolic guide surface adapted to redirect a flow of slurry moving from the inlet opening through the shaped duct to the outlet opening from an inlet direction to an outlet direction, and wherein a cross-sectional flow area of the outlet opening is in a range from greater than to 400% of a cross-sectional flow area of the inlet opening.

US Pat. No. 10,245,610

ON-WALL SHOWER SYSTEM

Delta Faucet Company, In...

1. A shower mounting system comprising:a riser assembly including a riser tube extending between a lower end and an upper end, and a connector supported by the upper end of the riser tube;
a lower mount operably coupled to the lower end of the riser tube; and
an upper mount operably coupled to the connector of the riser assembly, the upper mount including a supply elbow having a rearwardly facing inlet tube configured to be fluidly coupled to a water supply pipe supported by a shower wall and defining a rotational axis, a forwardly facing outlet tube fluidly coupled to the connector of the riser assembly and defining an outlet axis, and a mounting flange including a plurality of circumferentially spaced openings configured to receive anchors, the plurality of circumferentially spaced openings including more than two elongated openings to provide for rotational adjustment of the mounting flange about the rotational axis relative to the anchors;
wherein the rotational axis is spaced apart from the outlet axis such that the outlet tube is eccentrically mounted relative to the inlet tube, thereby providing for lateral adjustment of the outlet tube as the mount flange and the supply elbow are rotated about the rotational axis.

US Pat. No. 10,245,605

STRUCTURE OF LIQUID CONTAINER

1. A liquid container, comprising:a casing, including a bottom cover, an annular sidewall located above the bottom cover, an opening located at the sidewall by opposing to the bottom cover, and a bottle-accommodating space located between the bottom cover and the sidewall;
at least two inner bottles, removably located in the bottle-accommodating space; each of the at least two inner bottles including an inner space for accommodating a liquid, and a draft tube assembly; the draft tube assembly including a dip tube extending into the inner space by being close to an in-bottle bottom of the respective inner bottle, and an output tube connecting the dip tube by extending upward away the inner bottle from the inner space to a preset position out of the opening of the casing;
at least one pumping unit, connected with the at least two inner bottles; wherein, when the at least one pumping unit is driven, a pumping force is generated to the liquid contained in one of the at least two inner bottles so as to pump out the liquid to the output tube through the dip tube of the draft tube assembly;
a turnable selecting mechanism, rotationally assembled to the casing, co-moved with the at least one pumping unit; wherein, when the selecting mechanism is rotated, an action end of the selecting mechanism is turned to one of the at least two inner bottles, and this inner bottle corresponding to the action end is the aforesaid inner bottle to be pumped by the at least one pumping unit; and
a top cover, engaged onto the sidewall of the casing, further including a liquid outlet thereon at a location respective to a tube opening of the output tube of the draft tube assembly for the inner bottle at least corresponding to the action end;
wherein a number of the at least one pumping unit is equal to that of the at least two inner bottles, and each of the at least one pumping unit is located between the dip tube and the output tube of the draft tube assembly of the inner bottle; wherein, when the pumping unit is depressed, the pumping force is provided to the liquid of the respective inner bottle;
wherein the selecting mechanism sleeves the at least one pumping unit and is co-moved with the top cover, and the top cover is rotationally assembled onto the sidewall of the casing; wherein, when the top cover is turned, the selecting mechanism is driven to rotate the action end to select one of the inner bottles;
wherein the tube openings of the individual output tubes of the respective draft tube assemblies are located at different positions at the top cover, but the tube openings are largely located at the same level, and the liquid outlet is located at the top cover by being close to the sidewall and in correspondence with one of the tube openings.

US Pat. No. 10,245,593

AIR-FILTER ARRANGEMENT

Elfi Elektrofilter Aktieb...

1. An air filter arrangement for filtration of particles in an airflow having an airflow direction, said air filter arrangement comprising;an electrostatically charged filter;
a first ionisation device; and
a second ionisation device,
wherein said first ionisation device is arranged upstream of said electrostatically charged filter and said second ionisation device is arranged downstream of said electrostatically charged filter,
wherein said electrostatically charged filter is electrically isolated from an environment external to said electrostatically charged filter,
wherein said first ionisation device comprises a first ionisation electrode and a second ionisation electrode, and
wherein said first ionisation electrode and said second ionisation electrode of said first ionization device have mutually opposite polarities.

US Pat. No. 10,245,579

EXHAUST GAS PURIFICATION CATALYST AND PRODUCTION METHOD THEREOF

NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD., ...

1. An exhaust gas purification catalyst containing an oxide 1 that is an oxide of an oxygen storage material with an oxygen release/storage function and an oxide 2 that is represented by the following formula (2):LaxM1-xM?O3-?tm (2)
where M is at least one element selected from the group consisting of Ba, Sr and Ca, M? is at least one element selected from the group consisting of Fe, Co, Ni and Mn, ? is the amount of oxygen deficiency, x satisfies 0?x?1, and ? satisfies 0???1,
wherein the exhaust gas purification catalyst has pores P1-260 with a pore size of from 1 nm to 260 nm, that can be measured by a nitrogen absorption method, and
a total sum ?PV1-260 of a pore volume PV1-260 of the pores is equal to or greater than 0.79 cm3/g.

US Pat. No. 10,245,574

MICROWAVE REACTOR VESSEL

1. A reactor vessel constructed to be irradiated by microwaves comprising:a body, said body having an exterior wall, said body having an interior volume of suitable size to receive materials therein;
a microwave sensitized layer, said microwave sensitized layer being adjacent said exterior wall, said microwave sensitized layer having at least a first layer and a second layer, said first layer being a mixture of a carbide and a second material, wherein the carbide of the first layer of the microwave sensitized layer is present within a range between 50 to 99 percent by weight and wherein the formula for the carbide of the first layer of the microwave sensitized layer is AnCm with N and M being full integers and wherein A is selected from a group of elements consisting of Si, MG, Ti, Al, Fe, W, CR or B, said second layer being a metal film selected from one of the following: titanium, tungsten, steel or metal alloy and wherein the second layer of the microwave sensitized layer has a thickness ranging between 200 nanometers and 200 microns;
an inner layer, said inner layer being adjacent said microwave sensitized layer opposite said exterior wall, said inner layer being adjacent said interior volume;
wherein second material of the first layer of the microwave sensitized layer is selected from a group consisting of one of the following: metal oxide, ferrite or nitride and wherein the second material of the first layer of the microwave sensitized layer is present within a range between 1 to 49 percent by weight and wherein the first layer of the microwave sensitized layer is granular in form and wherein the second material has a particle size that is less than that of the carbide.

US Pat. No. 10,245,570

MULTI-CHANNEL MAGNETIC CONTROL SYSTEM

NATIONAL TSING HUA UNIVER...

1. A multi-channel magnetic control system, comprising:a plurality of channels;
a plurality of magnetic field switches disposed around each of the plurality of channels, and each magnetic field switch comprises a plurality of magnetic elements having different magnetic anisotropies; and
a control module providing an external magnetic field to change a magnetization direction of the magnetic elements of the at least one magnetic field switch, so as to generate a local magnetic field gradient in the plurality of channels.

US Pat. No. 10,245,568

AUTOMATED SYSTEM TO ASSOCIATE AN AGITATOR WITH A RESPECTIVE CONTAINER FOR CONTAINING FLUID AND METHOD THEREOF

1. An automated system to associate an agitator with a respective container for containing fluid, said system comprising:a plurality of agitators;
a storage area where said plurality of agitators are arranged;
a moving device for moving said agitators at least between said storage area and said container;
a control system for controlling and coordinating operations of the system;
said agitators comprising a locking mechanism for removably fixing said agitator to said respective container;
said moving device comprises:
a bearing structure; and
a grip element, which is mobile relative to said bearing structure and for picking up, releasing and moving said agitators.

US Pat. No. 10,245,561

TANGENTIAL FILTER WITH A SUPPORTING ELEMENT INCLUDING A SET OF CHANNELS

1. A tangential filter for the filtration of a fluid, comprising a support element made from a porous inorganic material, said element having a tubular shape delimited by an outer surface and comprising in its inner portion a set of adjacent channels, having axes that are parallel to one another and separated from one another by walls of said porous inorganic material, wherein said channels are covered over their inner surface with a membrane separation layer intended to come into contact with said fluid to be filtered circulating in said channels, wherein, along a transverse plane perpendicular to a central axis of said tubular support element:a) said support element comprises in its central portion only inner channels that do not share a common wall with its outer surface, said inner channels having a substantially equivalent hydraulic diameter,
b) said support element additionally comprises peripheral channels, including at least two adjacent peripheral first and second channels, each of said first and second channels sharing a common wall with said outer surface,
c) a ratio Dh of:
a hydraulic diameter DhA of the first channel to
a hydraulic diameter DhB of the second channel,
 is greater than or equal to 1.1,
d) a number of peripheral second channels is greater than or equal to a number of peripheral first channels,
e) the second channel has a hydraulic diameter DhB substantially identical to a hydraulic diameter of the inner channels,
 wherein at least one inner channel does not share a common wall with a peripheral first channel.

US Pat. No. 10,245,546

EXHAUST GAS PURIFICATION METHOD AND SYSTEM

19. A method for reduction of particulate and contaminants from exhaust gas comprising:a) conveying unprocessed exhaust gas, at an unprocessed exhaust gas temperature, from a source (100) to a mixing tank (300), containing a system fluid, via a first gas handling system (200) having a first gas handling system flowrate, a first GHS inlet (202) in communication with the source (100), and a first GHS outlet (204) in communication with a mixing system (400), wherein the mixing system (400) mixes the unprocessed exhaust gas and the system fluid, while agitating the system fluid, wherein:
i) the mixing tank (300) has a mixing tank liquid volume of 0.1-5.0 gallons per CFM of the first gas handling system flowrate, a mixing tank gas volume of 0.013-0.667 cubic feet per CFM of the first gas handling system flowrate and at least 50% of the mixing tank liquid volume, and a mixing tank drain valve (320);
ii) the mixing system (400) includes a mixing pump (410) having a mixing pump flowrate, an inlet, and an outlet, wherein the inlet receives a mixture of both unprocessed exhaust gas from the first gas handling system (200) and system fluid of the mixing tank (300), and the outlet is in fluid communication with the mixing tank (300);
iii) the first gas handling system (200) enters the mixing tank (300) above an elevation of the system fluid and includes a submerged GHS section (220) below the elevation of the system fluid, the submerged GHS section (220) includes a submerged GHS directional change of at least 45 degrees and contains an auxiliary flow channel (240) having (a) an auxiliary flow channel inlet (242) above the elevation of the system fluid, and (b) an auxiliary flow channel outlet (244) below the elevation of the system fluid, the submerged GHS section (220) having at least one orifice (480) allowing flow of system fluid from the mixing tank (300) into the submerged GHS section (220);
iv) further including the steps of drawing unprocessed exhaust gas through at least the auxiliary flow channel (240) and drawing system fluid through the at least one orifice (480), and mixing unprocessed exhaust gas and system fluid within the mixing pump (410) via a rotating pump impeller to create a mixed system fluid and returning the mixed system fluid to the system fluid within the mixing tank (300) and thereby circulate the mixing tank liquid volume at least once every hour;
b) conveying processed exhaust gas, having at least 95% of particulate matter of sizes ranging from 0.1 ?m to 100 ?m removed from the unprocessed exhaust gas, at a processed exhaust gas temperature that is less than 75% of the unprocessed exhaust gas temperature, from the mixing tank (300) to a diffusion chamber (700) via a second gas handling system (600) having a second GHS inlet (602) in communication with the mixing tank (300), and a second GHS outlet (604) in communication with the diffusion chamber (700), the diffusion chamber (700) having a diffusion chamber volume of at least 1 cubic foot per CFM of the first gas handling system flowrate;
c) mixing the processed exhaust gas with fresh atmospheric air, having a fresh air flowrate, in the diffusion chamber (700) to create a discharge gas having a discharge gas temperature below 300 degrees Fahrenheit and less than 40% of the unprocessed exhaust gas temperature; and
d) releasing the discharge gas from the diffusion chamber (700) to the atmosphere.

US Pat. No. 10,245,540

INERTIAL PARTICLE SEPARATOR FOR ENGINE INLET

1. An aircraft engine having an inertial particle separator communicating with an engine inlet of the aircraft engine, the inertial particle separator comprising:an inlet duct defining an intake communicating with an environment of the engine;
an intermediate duct extending generally transversally from the inlet duct to the engine inlet, the intermediate duct communicating with the inlet duct adjacent a downstream end of the inlet duct; and
a bypass duct in fluid communication with and extending downstream from the inlet duct and intermediate duct, the bypass duct defining an outlet communicating with the environment of the engine;
wherein a wall of the intermediate duct intersects a wall of the inlet duct on an engine side of the wall of the inlet duct, the engine side of the wall of the inlet duct defining an engine-side inlet air flow line of the inertial particle separator, a wall of the bypass duct intersecting the wall of the intermediate duct closer to a central axis of the aircraft engine than an extension of the engine-side inlet air flow line into the bypass duct while a central axis of the inlet duct extends from the inlet duct into the bypass duct before intersecting an engine side of the wall of the bypass duct.

US Pat. No. 10,245,537

MOLDED RESPIRATOR HAVING OUTER COVER WEB JOINED TO MESH

3M Innovative Properties ...

1. A method of making a filtering face-piece respirator, which method comprises:(a) providing filtering pre-form that comprises an inner cover web and a filtration layer;
(b) providing a combined structure that has a molded plastic mesh joined to an outer cover web; and
(c) inserting the filtering pre-form into the molded plastic mesh and welding the pre-form to the combined structure at least at the perimeter.

US Pat. No. 10,245,535

FLUID FILTER APPARATUS

1. A fluid filter apparatus for helping to purify a fluid, comprising:(a) a first surrounding sidewall including a first end portion and an opposing second end portion,
(b) a second surrounding sidewall including a primary end portion and an opposing secondary end portion, wherein said second surrounding sidewall is substantially co-axially disposed within said first surrounding sidewall, with said secondary end portion of said second surrounding sidewall being adjacent to said first end portion of said first surrounding sidewall;
(c) a third surrounding sidewall including a third end portion and an opposing fourth end portion, wherein said third surrounding sidewall is co-incident to said first surrounding sidewall forming an outer annulus as between said first and third surrounding sidewalls, wherein said third end portion of said third surrounding sidewall is adjacent to said secondary end portion of said second surrounding sidewall;
(d) a fourth surrounding sidewall including a fifth end portion and an opposing sixth end portion, said second surrounding sidewall is co-incident with said fourth surrounding sidewall forming a first environmental interior as between said second and fourth surrounding sidewalls, wherein said fifth end portion of said fourth surrounding sidewall is adjacent to said third end portion of said third surrounding sidewall, wherein a fluid communication is between said outer annulus and said first environmental interior;
(e) a domed end is adjacent to said sixth end portion of said fourth surrounding sidewall, said domed end forming a fourth environmental interior, wherein said fourth environmental interior is in fluid communication with said first environmental interior;
(f) a second environmental interior is defined as being disposed within said second surrounding sidewall;
(g) a third environmental interior is defined as being disposed within said first surrounding sidewall;
(h) a ported head body that includes a pair of opposing inlet apertures, a pair of opposing outlet apertures, an inlet chamber in fluid communication with said pair of inlet apertures, an outlet chamber in fluid communication with said pair of outlet apertures, a standpipe in fluid communication with said outlet chamber, and a diversion plate that blocks fluid communication as between said inlet and outlet chambers, wherein said second end portion of said first surrounding sidewall is adjacent to said port head body and said fourth end portion of said third surrounding sidewall is adjacent to said port head body such that a fluid communication exists as between said inlet chamber and said outer annulus, and a fluid communication exists as between said outlet chamber and said third environmental interior; and
(i) a filter media disposed within said third environmental interior, wherein operationally a dirty fluid enters therethrough said inlet aperture to said inlet chamber into said outer annulus and communicates onward to said first environmental interior therethrough to said fourth environmental interior communicating onward to said second environmental interior, the fluid further communicating into said third environmental interior, and further the fluid communicates therethrough said filter media and onward to said outlet chamber to said outlet aperture.

US Pat. No. 10,245,533

SIMULTANEOUS ACCOMPLISHMENT FOR FILTRATION AND WASHING AT PORE CONTROLLABLE FIBER FILTER

Jung-A Rhim, Busan (KR) ...

1. A pore adjusting filtering apparatus comprising:a cylinder having an inlet and a plurality of holes and in which a screw is rotatably installed to transfer suspended solids in wastewater;
an endless track coupled to an outer peripheral surface of the cylinder by an endless track pin and support;
a fiber yarn bundle support rod inserted into a middle hole of the endless track to be connected to the endless track;
a fiber yarn bundle, one end of which is fitted with and supported by the fiber yarn bundle support rod,
wherein the fiber yarn bundle surrounding the cylinder is rotated by a cylinder motor which is connected to horizontal axis of the cylinder;
a fiber yarn bundle support net supporting the fiber yarn bundle while being attached to an outer peripheral surface of the fiber yarn bundle,
wherein the closed fiber yarn bundle support net and fiber yarn bundle adjusts a pore of the fiber yarn bundle so that the contaminants are filtered through the plurality of holes of the cylinder when the fiber yarn bundle is located at a lower portion of the cylinder;
a cleaning support connecting a cleaning separator and the cylinder, the cleaning separator supporting the fiber yarn bundle support net when the fiber yarn bundle support net is separated from the fiber yarn bundle;
an ejector located between the cleaning separator and the cylinder, the ejector cleaning the contaminants by ejecting water to the fiber yarn bundle when the fiber yarn bundle and the fiber yarn bundle support net are separated from each other so that the fiber yarn bundle is located at an upper portion of the cylinder; and
a vibration unit horizontally vibrating the fiber yarn bundle while the ejector ejects water to the fiber yarn bundle,
wherein the fiber yarn bundle and the fiber yarn bundle support net are separated when the fiber yarn bundle is rotated to reach the cleaning separator.

US Pat. No. 10,245,521

SPEECH REMOTE CONTROL DEVICE

1. A speech remote control device for controlling a remote control car, comprising:a speech input unit provided in the speech remote control device for receiving a speech command, converting the speech command into a speech signal, and transferring the speech signal;
a speech identification unit provided in the speech remote control device and connected to the speech input unit for receiving the speech signal, and generating and transmitting an encoded message corresponding to the speech signal, wherein the speech identification unit comprises a built-in programmable and rewritable speech identification database, the speech identification database having a plurality of encoded speech messages preset and corresponding to a plurality of speech signals, respectively, and when the speech identification unit identifies one of the plurality of encoded speech messages preset in the speech identification database, the identified encoded speech message is generated and transmitted;
a motion setting unit provided in the speech remote control device and connected to the speech identification unit for receiving the identified encoded speech message, decoding the identified encoded speech message into a combination message, and transmitting the combination message, the combination message comprising a proceeding control command and a turning control command, or the combination message comprising a series of sub-combination messages, each of the sub-combination messages comprising a proceeding control command and a turning control command, the proceeding control command and the turning control command in a previous sub-combination message being different from the proceeding control command and the turning control command in a latter sub-combination message, the combination message being transmitted through the motion setting unit, wherein if the combination message is a sub-combination message, the motion setting unit automatically and sequentially transmits the sub-combination messages, the proceeding control command comprises a motor forward turning command, a motor reverse turning command, or a motor initial command, and the turning control command comprises a right turning command, a left turning command, or a turning initial command;
a transmit unit provided in the speech remote control device and connected to the motion setting unit for receiving the combination message comprising the proceeding control command and the turning control command, and transmitting the received combination message;
a receiving unit provided in the remote control car for receiving the combination message comprising the proceeding control command and the turning control command, wherein the remote control car is provided with a motor driving mechanism and a turning mechanism, and when the combination message is received by the receiving unit, the receiving unit transmits the proceeding control command and the turning control command to the motor driving mechanism and the turning mechanism, respectively, and the motor driving mechanism and the turning mechanism, based on the proceeding control command and the turning control command, drive and control the remote control car to perform a turning-proceeding motion with changing direction during proceeding, the turning-proceeding motion comprising a forward proceeding motion with left turning, a forward proceeding motion with right turning, a backward proceeding motion with left turning, or a backward proceeding motion with right turning according to a combination of a different proceeding control command and a different turning control command, and when the series of sub-combination messages are received by the receiving unit, the receiving unit sequentially transmits the series of sub-combination messages to the motor driving mechanism and the turning mechanism, and the motor driving mechanism and the turning mechanism, based on the series of sub-combination messages, drive and control the remote control car to perform a turning-at-least-one-time-proceeding motion with changing direction at least one time during proceeding, the turning-at-least-one-time-proceeding motion comprising a fast forward or backward proceeding motion, an S-turn proceeding motion, or a drifting proceeding motion; and
a sound effects generating unit electrically connected to the motion setting unit, wherein the combination message further comprises a sound effects command, the motion setting unit transmits the sound effects command, the proceeding control command, and the turning control command to the sound effects generating unit, and the sound effects generating unit performs a sound effect corresponding to the sound effects command while executing the proceeding control command and the turning control command for the proceeding motion.

US Pat. No. 10,245,509

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF INFERRING USER INTEREST IN DIFFERENT ASPECTS OF VIDEO GAME STREAMS

ACTIVISION PUBLISHING, IN...

1. A computer-implemented method of determining interest in a portion or all of a video game stream used for playback of gameplay of a video games, the method being implemented in a computer system having one or more physical processors programmed with computer program instructions that, when executed by the one or more physical processors, cause the computer system to perform the method, the method comprising:detecting, by the computer, an occurrence of an in-game action by one or more users engaged in the gameplay of the video game, wherein the occurrence of the in-game action is indicative that an event of interest has occurred or will occur during the gameplay, wherein the video game stream used for playback of the gameplay of the video game includes a game log and a metadata track, the game log specifies at least a first event that occurred during the gameplay of the video game and information that indicates at least a first time in which the first event occurred during the gameplay, and the metadata track includes annotation content relating to the gameplay;
generating, by the computer, an inference object based on the detected occurrence, wherein the inference object comprises portions of the video game stream used in the gameplay; and
causing, by the computer, at least one of a playback of a replay clip based on the inference object, wherein the replay clip comprises at least a portion of the gameplay that has been completed, or a generation of a virtual trading card based on the inference object.

US Pat. No. 10,245,507

SPECTATOR MANAGEMENT AT VIEW LOCATIONS IN VIRTUAL REALITY ENVIRONMENTS

Sony Interactive Entertai...

1. A method, comprising:providing a first view of a virtual environment to a first head-mounted display (HMD), the first view being associated to a first virtual character having a first view direction towards a virtual object in the virtual environment, the first view being from a first-person perspective of the first virtual character as the first virtual character is positioned at the first location, the first view direction defined from the first-person perspective of the first virtual character;
simultaneous with the providing the first view, providing a second view of the virtual environment to a second HMD, the second view being associated to a second virtual character in the virtual environment, the second view being from a first-person perspective of the second virtual character as the second virtual character is positioned at the first location;
wherein providing the second view includes rendering the first virtual character in the second view, the rendering of the first virtual character in the second view being configured to present the first virtual character as having being positioned at a second location in the virtual environment, the rendering of the first virtual character in the second view being further configured to present the first virtual character as having a second view direction that is adjusted relative to the first view direction so as to be from a first-person perspective of the first virtual character as the first virtual character is positioned at the second location, and so as to be towards the virtual object as shown in the second view.

US Pat. No. 10,245,506

VIDEO GAMING SYSTEM AND METHOD OF OPERATION

Performance Designed Prod...

1. A video game system, comprising:a console configured to transmit one or more visual or aural effects of a video game to a display screen;
a camera freely positionable in a plurality of positions in front of the display screen so that it can view the display screen, the camera having one or more sensors configured to sense motion of the camera, wherein the position of the camera is calibrated relative to the display screen when the one or more sensors detect that the camera has been moved and prior to operation of the camera, the camera configured to communicate with the console; and
a light targeting peripheral disposed on the front side of the display screen, the light targeting peripheral comprising a housing, a trigger movably coupled to the housing, and a non-visible light source, the light targeting peripheral configured to direct a non-visible light onto the display screen and to communicate with one or both of the console and the camera when the trigger is actuated by a user to move the trigger relative to the housing, the camera configured to locate a position on the display screen targeted by the light targeting peripheral upon the actuation of the trigger irrespective of a size and type of the display screen and to communicate said position to the console.

US Pat. No. 10,245,505

GENERATING CUSTOM RECORDINGS OF SKELETAL ANIMATIONS

Sony Interactive Entertai...

1. A method for generating custom recordings of skeletal animations, the method comprising:storing a plurality of different animated movements for an animated game character in memory, wherein the plurality of different animated movements for the animated game character is mapped to at least a portion of a motion-captured plurality of user movements, each motion-captured plurality of user movements captured live by at least one sensor, and each stored animated movement being mapped to one or more skeletal-based game character body parts that are involved in the animated movement; and
executing instructions stored in memory, wherein execution of the instructions by a processor enables custom animation of the animated game character based on the motion-captured plurality of user movements by:
matching each of the game character body parts that is moved for each movement portion of the custom animation with a corresponding skeletal-based game character body part,
identifying that the corresponding skeletal-based game character body part matches the first set of the mapped motion-captured plurality of user movements,
determining that at least a portion of the game character body parts that are moved for the custom animation is associated with a movement of another body part of the user, wherein the other body part of the user is part of a second set of the motion-captured plurality of user movements, and
generates a custom animation based on one or more stored animated movements involving the matching skeletal-based game character body parts, wherein the generated custom animation corresponds with the first set and the second set of motion-captured plurality of user movements, the custom animation further incorporating one or more animated movements mapped to the another body part of the user.

US Pat. No. 10,245,496

PIVOTING POLE VAULT CROSS BAR PIN

1. A pole vault cross bar pin, said pin being mountable to a pole vault standard and configured to at least temporarily support a portion of a cross bar, said pin comprising:a base, said base being mountable to the pole vault standard,
a support arm, said support arm being disposable between an extended position and a collapsed position, said extended position being defined as said support arm being extended laterally outward from a facing surface of the standard when said pin is mounted to the standard, and said collapsed position being defined as said support arm being disposed in an at least partially downwardly pivoted direction when said pin is mounted to the standard,
a pivoting assembly structured to maintain said support arm in said extended position at least until a downward force is exerted upon said support arm sufficient to allow said support arm to pivot downward into said collapsed position via said pivoting assembly, and
said pivoting assembly comprising a biasing device disposed in an engaging relation with a biased device, wherein said biased device is biased at least partially into an engaging relation with a detent when said support arm is disposed in said extended position, and wherein said biased device is released from said detent when said support arm is disposed into said collapsed position.

US Pat. No. 10,245,490

HOCKEY SKILLS TRAINING SYSTEM AND METHOD OF USING THE SAME

1. A system for hockey skills training, said system comprising:a pair of separable polymer game boards, each game board defining a respective playing surface extending between opposite front and rear ends of the game board;
a pair of nested first and second goals disposed at the rear end of each game board, the first goal having a first opening entered from the playing surface, the second goal having a second opening entered from the playing surface, each goal comprising netting extending rearwardly of the respective game board; and
at least one puck receivable into a first or second goal through the respective first or second opening;
wherein each first goal comprises an arcuate first member extending between opposite ends thereof at which the first member is attachable to a game board; and
wherein each second goal comprises a second member extending between opposite ends thereof at which the second member is attachable to the respective game board, the second member and the playing surface defining the second opening.

US Pat. No. 10,245,489

AUTOMATIC BATTING TEE APPARATUS

1. An automatic batting tee apparatus comprising:a ball storage unit (300) for continuously feeding balls (B) therein for batting;
a lifting unit (100) having a tee rod (131), wherein the balls (B) discharged from the ball storage unit (300) are positioned onto an upper end of the tee rod (131) for T-batting; and
a feeding unit (200) disposed between the ball storage unit (300) and the lifting unit (100), wherein the ball storage unit (300) includes:
a hollow container (350);
a bottom plate (320) having one or more holes (322) and a guide (360) extending downward at an edge of the bottom plate, and closing a bottom of the hollow container (350);
a plurality of ribs (311 arranged at a predetermined interval around inner sides of the hollow container (350) and spaced above the bottom plate (320);
elastic members (312) disposed between the hollow container (350) and the plurality of ribs (311);
a rotary plate (330) formed in a pyramid shape with a polygonal bottom and rotatably disposed on the bottom plate (320); and
a motor (M3) for operating the rotary plate (330).

US Pat. No. 10,245,477

GOLF CLUB HEAD WITH ELEVATED INTERNAL WEIGHT

Callaway Golf Company, C...

15. A hybrid-type golf club head comprising:a body comprising a sole, a hosel, a heel side, a toe side, a rear side, a face portion, a return portion extending away from the face portion towards the rear side, and a hollow interior; and
a weight bar comprising a first end, a second end, a heel support section proximate the first end, a toe support section proximate the second end, a central section between the heel support section and the toe support section, and an overall mass;
wherein the face portion comprises an interior surface facing the hollow interior and an exterior striking surface,
wherein the weight bar is disposed within the hollow interior proximate the interior surface of the face,
wherein the first end of the weight bar is connected to the heel side with a brazing material, and wherein the second end of the weight bar is connected to the toe side with a brazing material,
wherein the central section bridges at least a central portion of the sole and extends towards the interior surface of the face without making contact with any portion of the face,
wherein the central section comprises at least 50% of the overall mass,
wherein the sole comprises at least one slot,
wherein the body is composed of a first material having a first density,
wherein the weight bar is composed of a second material having a second density, and
wherein the first density is lower than the second density.

US Pat. No. 10,245,475

GOLF CLUB HEAD AND GOLF CLUB

MIZUNO CORPORATION, Osak...

1. An iron golf club head comprising:a face having a ball striking surface and a back surface opposite to the ball striking surface,
a sole portion constituting a bottom portion of the iron golf club head,
an edge portion provided at the back surface and defining a cavity, the edge portion having an undercut portion,
the back surface of the face having a thick portion located at a generally center portion thereof in a direction from a toe of the golf club head toward a heel of the golf club head, a thin portion located around the thick portion, and a tapered portion located between the thick portion and the thin portion,
the thick portion having a first width which is a width in a direction from the heel of the golf club head toward the toe of the golf club head, and a second width which is a width in a direction from the sole of the golf club head toward a top of the golf club head and larger than the first width, the thick portion also having a first thickness,
wherein the thick portion extends from an upper surface the sole portion located in the undercut portion,
wherein the thick portion is connected to the sole portion via a fillet portion,
the thin portion having a second thickness smaller than the first thickness, wherein the second thickness of the thin portion is a constant thickness,
the tapered portion having a thickness reduced from a side of the thick portion toward a side of the thin portion, and
at least a part of the thick portion being located in the undercut portion.

US Pat. No. 10,245,473

TENNIS RACKET FRAME

DUNLOP SPORTS CO. LTD., ...

1. A tennis racket frame formed of a pipe having an outer surface, an inner surface, and a pair of middle surfaces each disposed between the outer surface and the inner surface, the tennis racket frame comprising:an inner thick part in which the middle surfaces are inclined with respect to a ball hitting surface such that a thickness of the pipe is gradually increased inward;
an outer thick part in which the middle surfaces are inclined with respect to the ball hitting surface such that the thickness of the pipe is gradually increased outward, and
a uniform thickness part in which the middle surfaces are parallel to the ball hitting surface.

US Pat. No. 10,245,471

MULTI-LAYER GOLF BALL

Acushnet Company, Fairha...

1. A golf ball consisting essentially of:an inner core layer formed from a thermoset composition and having a diameter of 1.2 inches or greater, a center hardness (Hcenter) of from 45 Shore C to 80 Shore C, and an outer surface hardness (Hcenter surface) of from 55 Shore C to 90 Shore C;
an intermediate core layer formed from a thermoplastic composition having a material hardness (Hintermediate core material) of 98 Shore C or less;
an outer core layer formed from an ionomer composition having a material hardness (Houter core material) of 35 Shore D or greater;
an inner cover layer formed from a thermoplastic composition having a material hardness (Hinner cover material) of 95 Shore C or less;
an intermediate cover layer formed from a thermoplastic composition having a material hardness (Hintermediate cover material) of 80 Shore C or greater;
and an outer cover layer formed from a composition selected from the group consisting of polyurethanes, polyureas, and copolymers and blends thereof, and having an outer surface hardness (Houter cover surface) of from 58 Shore D to 75 Shore D;
wherein Hintermediate cover material is greater than Houter core material.

US Pat. No. 10,245,468

METHOD OF DIVIDING SPHERICAL SURFACE OF GOLF BALL, AND GOLF BALL HAVING SURFACE DIVIDED BY METHOD

VOLVIK INC., Chungcheong...

1. A golf ball having dimples arranged in spherical polygons, wherein, when an arbitrary point on a surface of a sphere is set to be a pole P, the spherical polygons are formed by dividing the surface of the sphere by a small circle line segment passing through Point 1 (latitude 0°, longitude 12°), Point 13 (latitude 40.340891453°, longitude 30°), Point 20 (latitude 59.5716612°, longitude 60°), Point 21 (latitude 59.5716612°, longitude 120°), Point 15 (latitude 40.340891453°, longitude 150°), and Point 6 (latitude 0°, longitude 168°); again by a small circle line segment passing through Point 2 (latitude 0°, longitude 48°), Point 13 (latitude 40.340891453°, longitude 30°), Point 19 (latitude 59.5716612°, longitude 0°), Point 24 (latitude 59.5716612°, longitude 300°), Point 17 (latitude 40.340891453°, longitude 270°), and Point 9 (latitude 0°, longitude 252°); again by a small circle line segment passing through Point 3 (latitude 0°, longitude 72°), Point 14 (latitude 40.340891453°, longitude 90°), Point 21 (latitude 59.5716612°, longitude 120°), Point 22 (latitude 59.5716612°, longitude 180°), Point 16 (latitude 40.340891453°, longitude 210°), and Point 8 (latitude 0°, longitude 228°); again by a small circle line segment passing through Point 4 (latitude 0°, longitude 108°), Point 14 (latitude 40.340891453°, longitude 90°), Point 20 (latitude 59.5716612°, longitude 60°), Point 19 (latitude 59.5716612°, longitude 0°), Point 18 (latitude 40.340891453°, longitude 330°), and Point 11 (latitude 0°, longitude 312°); again by a small circle line segment passing through Point 5 (latitude 0°, longitude 132°), Point 15 (latitude 40.340891453°, longitude 150°), Point 22 (latitude 59.5716612°, longitude 180°), Point 23 (latitude 59.5716612°, longitude 240°), Point 17 (latitude 40.340891453°, longitude 270°), and Point 10 (latitude 0°, longitude 288°); again by a small circle line segment passing through Point 7 (latitude 0°, longitude 192°), Point 16 (latitude 40.340891453°, longitude 210°), Point 23 (latitude 59.5716612°, longitude 240°), Point 24 (latitude 59.5716612°, longitude 300°), Point 18 (latitude 40.340891453°, longitude 330°), and Point 12 (latitude 0°, longitude 348°); and again by a line segment which is used as an equator connecting Point 1 (latitude 0°, longitude 12°), Point 3 (latitude 0°, longitude 72°), Point 5 (latitude 0°, longitude 132°), Point 7 (latitude 0°, longitude 192°), Point 9 (latitude 0°, longitude) 252°, Point 11 (latitude 0°, longitude 312°), and Point 1 (latitude 0°, longitude 12°).

US Pat. No. 10,245,465

DEVICE FOR PELVIC LIMB BLOOD FLOW

1. A device for pelvic limb blood flow comprising:a vertical supporter extending vertically from a lower plate of a main body in a vertical direction;
a rotary shaft configured in a form of a bar at a predetermined height on the vertical supporter and extending horizontally from the vertical supporter in;
left and right rotary bars each having an upper end and a lower end that are configured to rotate up and downward, respectively, around the rotary shaft;
first and second weights provided at the upper ends of the left and right rotary bars, respectively; and
left and right footplates provided at the lower ends of the left and right rotary bars, respectively,
wherein when a user sequentially presses on the left and right footplates, the first and second weights sequentially rotate upward by a rotation of the left and right rotary bars around the rotary shaft, respectively, and when the user releases pressure off the left and right footplates, the first and second weights rotate downward by gravity to return the left and right footplates back to an initial position.

US Pat. No. 10,245,462

CARRIAGE SIT BOX FOR REFORMER EXERCISE APPARATUS

Balanced Body, Inc., Sac...

1. A sit box for use on a carriage of a reformer exercise apparatus, the sit box comprising:a unitary block shaped body having a rectangular flat top surface portion merging via curved wall portions into an upright front wall, an upright back wall, an upright left side wall, and an upright right side wall, wherein the upright front wall, the upright back wall, the upright left side wall and the upright right side wall terminate at a flat bottom parallel to the rectangular flat top surface portion, the rectangular flat top surface portion having a plurality of features providing a gripping surface for contact with a user's body, wherein the flat bottom has a plurality of spaced recesses including at least two spaced vertical recesses therein adjacent to the upright front wall, each of the at least two spaced vertical recesses adapted to receive therein one shoulder stop of a pair of shoulder stops projecting from the carriage of the reformer exercise apparatus, and wherein a vertical height of each of the at least two spaced vertical recesses, as measured along the respective upright left and upright right side walls and from the flat bottom upward toward the rectangular flat top surface portion, is greater than a horizontal width of each of the respective at least two spaced vertical recesses.

US Pat. No. 10,245,459

SPORTS TRAINING SYSTEM AND METHOD

1. A physical training system for use by a person, comprising:a belt adapted for fixing around the waist of the person and including a plurality of belt extension straps each having a belt connecting mechanism at a top end thereof and a connection loop at a bottom end thereof, each belt extension strap adapted for fixing with the belt at any location therearound and including a length adjustment mechanism adapted for allowing the length of the belt extension strap to be selectively adjusted;
the belt including a loop-type fastening material on both an inside surface and an outside surface thereof, and a cooperative hook-type fastening material on an inside surface thereof at opposing first and second ends, the belt including a buckle mechanism adapted to receive the first and second ends of the belt therethrough, and wherein the belt connecting mechanism at the top end of each belt extension strap includes a hook-type fastening material on an inside surface thereof adapted for fixing about the loop-type fastening material on the inside surface and on the outside surface of the belt to fix the belt extension strap at a desired location on the belt;
two shoes adapted for wearing on the person's feet, each shoe including an outer side, an inner side, a rear end, a front end, a top side, and a bottom side, the shoe including at least four attachment loops, including an inner/front attachment loop attached with the shoe proximate the front end of the shoe on the inner side, an inner/rear attachment loop attached with the shoe proximate the rear end of the shoe on the inner side, an outer/front attachment loop attached with the shoe proximate the front end of the shoe on the outer side, and an outer/rear attachment loop attached with the shoe proximate the rear end of the shoe on the outer side;
a plurality of elastomeric bands each having a first end and a second end, the first end being selectively fixable with the connection loop of any of the belt extension straps, the second end being selectively fixable with any of the attachment loops of the shoes;
whereby with the person wearing the belt and shoes, and with the plurality of elastomeric bands stretched between the connection loops of the belt extension straps and the attachment loops of the shoes, the person while walking or running experiences resistance as each leg extends into a fully extended position, and experiences a reduction or cessation of resistance as each leg retracts into a non-extended position.

US Pat. No. 10,245,450

ULTRASOUND PROBE FOR FAT AND CELLULITE REDUCTION

Guided Therapy Systems, L...

1. An ultrasound treatment probe for treatment of cellulite, the probe comprising:a piezoelectric ultrasound therapy element connected to a motion mechanism,
wherein the piezoelectric ultrasound therapy element is configured for acoustic coupling to a skin surface,
wherein the piezoelectric ultrasound therapy element is configured for delivery of ultrasound energy at a temperature sufficient to coagulate fat cells in fat lobuli that protrude into a dermis layer to create an appearance of cellulite at a depth under the skin surface,
wherein the motion mechanism is configured to operate with an encoder configured to determine movement of the piezoelectric ultrasound therapy element within the probe,
wherein the motion mechanism moves the piezoelectric ultrasound therapy element to form one or more thermal foci at the depth for coagulating fat thereby reducing an appearance of cellulite.

US Pat. No. 10,245,428

IONTOPHORETIC SYSTEM FOR TRANSDERMAL DELIVERY OF ACTIVE AGENTS FOR THERAPEUTIC AND MEDICINAL PURPOSES

INCUBE LABS, LLC, San Jo...

1. A system for transdermal delivery of active agents for therapeutic and medicinal purposes, the system comprising:a power source that generates a charged balanced alternating output current that varies between a first current value and a second current value;
a pair of electrode assemblies comprising a first electrode assembly and a second electrode assembly, each electrode assembly applied to a corresponding skin layer of a user, and wherein each electrode assembly includes an electrode that is coupled to the power source to receive the output current;
an operative interface coupled to the power source, the operative interface being configured to cause the power source to provide output current to the pair of electrode assemblies based on input detected from one or more sensors provided with the user; and
wherein at least one of the electrode assemblies in the pair includes a contact thickness configured to carry an active agent having a charge, the contact thickness being provided on the at least one electrode assembly to enable a corresponding received output current to alternatively repel the active agent into the skin layer from the at least one electrode assembly for a duration in which the output current has a polarity that is the same as a polarity of the active agent, wherein the operative interface, based on the detected input from the one or more sensors, causes the power source to provide output current to the at least one electrode assembly corresponding to (i) a delivery mode in which the output current has the polarity that is the same as the polarity of the active agent, or (ii) a non-delivery mode in which the output current has the polarity that is opposite from the polarity of the active agent.

US Pat. No. 10,245,413

DISTAL ACCESS ASPIRATION GUIDE CATHETER

COVIDIEN LP, Mansfield, ...

2. A guide catheter comprising:an elongate tubular member having a proximal end and a distal end and a passageway defining an inner lumen extending between those ends, the elongate tubular member comprising:
a) a relatively stiff proximal segment, the proximal segment comprising an inner proximal tubular liner comprising a proximal liner material in coaxial relationship with an outer proximal tubular cover comprising a proximal cover material, a metallic braid structure positioned upon the inner proximal tubular liner and covered by the outer proximal tubular cover;
b) a relatively flexible distal segment, the distal segment comprising an inner distal tubular liner comprising a distal liner material in coaxial relationship with an outer distal tubular cover comprising a distal cover material, a distal tubular member between the distal liner material and the distal cover material, the distal tubular member comprising and a metal helix defining a helical gap and a polymeric kink resistance member structure positioned within the helical gap, the elongate tubular member, in the region of the distal end, having an inner diameter to wall thickness ratio greater than or equal to 16:1 and a kink radius of about 4.42 millimeters (mm)+/?0.203 mm (about 0.174 inch+/?0.008 inch) or less; and
c) at least one intermediate segment defining a passageway between the relatively stiff proximal segment and the relatively flexible distal segment, the at least one intermediate segment providing a transition from the metallic braid structure to the distal tubular member.

US Pat. No. 10,245,412

CATHETER

ASAHI INTECC CO., LTD., ...

1. A catheter comprising:a catheter body having a distal end and a proximal end and forming a lumen,
a resin front end tip having a lumen in communication with the lumen of the catheter body, the front end tip being attached to the distal end of the catheter body,
a wound body disposed in the catheter body and in the front end tip such that the wound body extends along the lumen of the catheter body, the wound body being a coil and/or a braid, and
a resin reinforcement body disposed at least partly within the front end tip, the resin reinforcement body radially covering the wound body such that the wound body is embedded in the resin reinforcement body, and the resin reinforcement body including a plurality of protrusions extending toward an outer periphery of the front end tip.

US Pat. No. 10,245,410

RAPID EXCHANGE CATHETER

Cook Medical Technologies...

1. A rapid exchange catheter assembly comprising an outer proximal tube, an outer distal tube, an aperture located at the junction between the distal tube and the proximal tube, and a guide wire tube extending from the aperture and within the distal tube, wherein the distal tube, the proximal tube and the guide wire tube are bonded together at the junction, wherein the aperture is disposed within a distal end portion of the proximal tube, wherein the aperture is disposed proximal of and immediately adjacent to a proximal end of the distal tube, wherein the proximal end of the distal tube has an outer diameter that is greater than an outer diameter of the distal end portion of the proximal tube, wherein a central longitudinal axis of the distal tube is offset from a central longitudinal axis of the proximal tube at the junction so as to form an offset and stepped outer configuration, and wherein an outer surface of the distal tube along a side opposite the aperture is flush with an outer surface of the proximal tube at the junction, andwherein the proximal tube includes a hypotube comprising a tubular portion and a skived portion, the tubular portion having a constant diameter and extending to a proximal end of the assembly, the skived portion extending distally of the tubular portion, the skived portion of the hypotube extending across the junction between the distal tube and the proximal tube, and
wherein an outer surface of the distal end of the proximal tube opposite the aperture is flush with an outer surface of the proximal end of the distal tube at the junction, and wherein an outer surface of the distal end of the proximal tube adjacent to the aperture is disposed inwardly of an outer surface of the proximal end of the distal tube at the juncture.

US Pat. No. 10,245,400

HANDHELD PRESSURE SUPPORT SYSTEM FOR TREATING HYPERINFLATION

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A portable handheld pressure support system configured to deliver a pressurized flow of breathable gas to the airway of a subject, the pressure support system comprising:(a) a pressure generator configured to generate the pressurized flow of breathable gas;
(b) a subject interface configured to communicate the pressurized flow of breathable gas to the airway of the subject;
(c) one or more sensors configured to generate output signals conveying information related to one or more gas parameters of the pressurized flow of breathable gas;
(d) one or more processors configured to execute computer program modules, the computer program modules comprising:
(1) a control module configured to control operation of the pressure generator to generate the pressurized flow of breathable gas based on the output signals from the one or more sensors according to a positive pressure support therapy regime, the positive pressure support therapy regime dictating an inspiratory pressure level and an expiratory pressure level,
(2) a hyperinflation module configured to identify hyperinflation during exhalation based on the output signals, and
(3) an expiratory pressure module configured to control the pressure generator to adjust, responsive to identification of hyperinflation by the hyperinflation module, the expiratory pressure level to relieve hyperinflation during exhalation;
(e) a portable power system configured to power the pressure generator, the one or more sensors, and the one or more processors;
(f) a housing configured to contain the pressure generator, the subject interface, the one or more sensors, the one or more processors, and the power system; and
(g) a handle attached to and/or formed by the housing configured to be grasped by the subject to hold the housing in proximity to the mouth of the subject such that the subject interface contained by the housing is in position with respect to the mouth of the subject to be engaged by the mouth of the subject as the pressurized flow of breathable gas is delivered to the airway of the subject.

US Pat. No. 10,245,394

POWDER DISPERSION APPARATUS, METHOD OF MAKING AND USING THE APPARATUS, AND COMPONENTS THAT CAN BE USED ON THE APPARATUS AND OTHER DEVICES

1. A powder dispensing apparatus, comprising:a support for supporting a powder-containing blister, the blister having at least one wall;
an outlet for communicating a flow of powder to a user of the apparatus;
a feed tube communicating with the outlet, the feed tube structured and arranged to deliver powder from the blister to the outlet;
a deoccluding device arranged within the feed tube, the deoccluding device comprising a bent wire for puncturing the wall of the blister so as to allow an air flow from the blister and into the feed tube, and for deoccluding;
a blister impacting device comprising at least one arm that impacts the blister; and a cutting mechanism configured to create at least one air inlet opening in the wall of the blister, whereby air may be drawn into the blister to aerosolize the powder therein.

US Pat. No. 10,245,383

INJECTION DEVICE

1. An injection syringe apparatus by which a dose can be set by rotating a dose setting member and by which an injection button elevates from an end of the syringe apparatus a distance proportional to the set dose, the injection syringe apparatus comprising:a. a non-rotatable, longitudinally displaceable, guided threaded piston rod having a distal end for pressing medicine out of a cartridge;
b. a tubular element that is rotatable and axially displaceable, wherein the injection button is fixed to the tubular element at a proximal end of the tubular element so that the injection button rotates and translates with the tubular element;
c. a housing element;
d. a nut element threadedly engaging the thread on the piston rod thereby forming a first threaded arrangement, wherein the nut element screws up the piston rod away from a defined position in the housing element and can be pressed back to the defined position carrying the piston rod with it when a set dose is injected, wherein the axial distance the nut element is moved is less than the axial distance the injection button is moved; wherein the nut element comprises a connecting element comprising a tubular connection element for rotating the nut element when the dose setting member is rotated;
e. a dose setting drum that rotates during the setting of a dose, the dose setting drum being threadedly engaged with the housing element via a second threaded arrangement so that when the threaded dose setting drum is rotated it is axially displaced relative to the housing element, wherein the second threaded arrangement is different than the first threaded arrangement so that the injection button has a larger stroke than the piston rod;
f. a helical scale disposed on an exterior surface of the dose setting drum; and
g. a coupling that couples and decouples rotational motion of the dose setting drum with the tubular element and the injection button, the coupling comprised of a pair of releaseably engageable elements, wherein when a dose is set by rotating the dose setting drum, the tubular element and dose setting drum rotate together but when a user injects a dose by pressing on the injection button, the dose setting drum is rotationally decoupled from the tubular element so that the dose setting drum rotates back to a zero position while the tubular element, the nut element, the piston rod, and the injection button move axial without rotating.

US Pat. No. 10,245,382

PNEUMATIC NEEDLE-FREE INJECTION DEVICE

1. A pneumatic needle-free injection device comprising:a tube body having a hollow configuration and including a first connecting end, a second connecting end, and at least one through hole;
a linking element including a first linking end engaged with the second connecting end of the tube body, a first concave portion formed at said first linking end, a second linking end, and a second concave portion formed at said second linking end; a through hole formed between said first and second concave portions;
a rear section including a third connecting end engaged with the second linking end of the linking element, a first axial hole formed in the rear section and communicating with the second concave portion of the linking element, and a screw hole formed at an end of the rear section in opposing relationship to the third connecting end;
a solenoid disposed inside the tube body, the solenoid including a coil, a hollow tube formed inside the coil, and an electric wire connected to the coil and passing through the at least one through hole of the tube body;
a printed circuit board disposed outside the tube body and electrically connected to the electric wire to control operation of the coil;
an engaging element having two ends with one end thereof fixedly engaging a rear section of the hollow tube, and another end of the engaging element fixedly engaging the first concave portion, and the engaging element having a second axial hole communicating with the through hole of the linking element;
a movable element disposed inside the hollow tube at a front section thereof and having a third axial hole therein, said movable element being displaceable by a magnetic force from the solenoid;
a storage device including a cylinder and a cap; said cylinder defining a shrunk opening at a front end thereof, said cap covering a rear opening of the cylinder and engaged within the first connecting end of the tube body; said cap having a through hole engaged with the front section of the hollow tube;
a moving rod having a tail end connected to the movable element and a front end formed with an abutting section which has a greater diameter than the shrunk opening, and the moving rod being displaced for controlling opening and closing of the shrunk opening, said abutting section having a stick extending from a front thereof and the stick stretching into the shrunk opening, said tail end having a fourth axial hole communicating with the third axial hole, and a front of the tail end having at least one radial hole;
a first spring disposed in the second axial hole of the engaging element and the third axial hole of the movable element to provide elasticity for the movable element and the moving rod and thereby displace the abutting section forward to close the shrunk opening and define a pressure room inside the storage device, wherein pressurized air flows through the first axial hole, the second axial hole, the third axial hole, and the fourth axial hole in sequence and then to the pressure room via the at least one radial hole;
a housing having said tube body, said linking element, said rear section, said solenoid, said printed circuit board, said engaging element, said movable element, said storage device, said moving rod, and said first spring disposed therein, a front end of the shrunk opening being exposed through said housing, and said housing having at least one button on a surface thereof electrically connected to the printed circuit board; and
a pressure delivery tube engaged to the front end of the shrunk opening with a delivery hole therein connecting to the shrunk opening;
whereby the solenoid controls displacement of the movable element and the abutting section to ensure circulation of the pressurized air in the pressure room for delivery at high speed and under high pressure into the delivery hole via the shrunk opening.

US Pat. No. 10,245,378

RESERVOIR VOLUME SENSING

MEDTRONIC, INC., Minneap...

1. An implantable medical infusion device comprising:a housing;
an expandable reservoir located in the housing to contain therapeutic fluid, wherein the expandable reservoir defines a volume and is configurable between an empty state and a full state, wherein the expandable reservoir comprises a movable wall that moves in response to the expansion and contraction of the expandable reservoir between the empty state and the full state; and
a light-based volume sensor located in the housing to sense a light signal representative of a distance between the volume sensor and the movable wall of the expandable reservoir to determine the volume of the expandable reservoir, wherein the light-based volume sensor transmits and receives light to and from the movable wall through the volume of the expandable reservoir.

US Pat. No. 10,245,374

SYRINGE PUMP

DEKA Products Limited Par...

1. A syringe pump for administering an agent to a patient, the syringe pump comprising:a plunger head assembly configured to actuate a syringe;
at least one latch configured to releasably secure the syringe to the plunger head assembly;
a shaft disposed within the syringe pump;
a sliding block assembly configured for engaging with a lead screw to move along the lead screw in accordance with rotation of the lead screw, wherein the sliding block assembly comprises:
a half-nut housing having a lead screw void configured to receive the lead screw therewithin;
a half nut disposed within the half-nut housing and having half nut threads at an end adjacent to the lead screw void, the half nut is slideable between an engagement position whereby the half nut threads engage with threads of the lead screw thereby creating slack and a disengagement position whereby the half nut threads are disengaged from the threads of the lead screw, wherein the half nut includes a cam follower surface and a half nut slot; and
a barrel cam disposed within the half-nut housing and configured to engage with the cam follower surface, the barrel cam includes a pin configured to fit within the half nut slot, wherein the barrel cam is configured to rotate between a first position and a second position to actuate the half nut between the engagement position and the disengagement position, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,245,372

CLEANING INSTRUMENT FOR LARGE INTESTINE

WONJIN CO., LTD., Hwaseo...

1. A colonic irrigator comprising:a cleansing body (10) having a laid down egg shape, having a spray hole (12) formed at a lifted portion (11) provided on the upper part thereof and having a cleansing solution channel (13) formed therein to communicate with the spray hole (12); and
a connector (20) which has a screw part (21) formed at one side thereof so as to be connected to a shower hose (40), is bent at 90 degrees such that another side thereof is connected to a lower part of the cleansing body (10), and has a cleansing solution channel (23) formed therein to communicate with the cleansing solution channel (13) of the cleansing body (10),
wherein the cleansing body (10) and the connector (20) are integrated, and
wherein a water pressure regulating member is provided at a side of the cleansing body (10), wherein the water pressure regulating member comprises: a cylinder-shaped extension portion (15) extended from a longitudinal end of the cleansing body (10) and having a pressure regulating hole (16) at a side thereof; a pressure regulating channel (17) formed at the extension portion (15) and the cleansing body (10) to connect the cleansing solution channel (13) of the cleansing body (10) and the pressure regulating hole (16) formed at the extension portion (15), and a silicone band (18) connected to the extension portion (15) and regulating an opening of the pressure regulating hole (16).

US Pat. No. 10,245,370

RENAL FAILURE THERAPY MACHINES AND METHODS INCLUDING CONVECTIVE AND DIFFUSIVE CLEARANCE

Baxter International Inc....

1. A renal failure therapy machine comprising:a blood cleaning filter;
a dialysis fluid circuit including a balance chamber, the balance chamber including a fresh dialysis fluid compartment configured to send fresh dialysis fluid to the blood cleaning filter and a used dialysis fluid compartment configured to receive used dialysis fluid from the blood cleaning filter;
a fresh dialysis fluid line in fluid communication with the fresh dialysis fluid compartment of the balance chamber and the blood cleaning filter; and
a flow restrictor in fluid communication with the blood cleaning filter, the flow restrictor configured to cause fresh dialysis fluid delivered from the fresh dialysis fluid compartment, through the fresh dialysis fluid line, to the blood cleaning filter to be pressurized so that a first amount of the fresh dialysis fluid performs convective clearance and a second amount of the fresh dialysis fluid performs diffusive clearance.

US Pat. No. 10,245,361

IMPELLER SUSPENSION MECHANISM FOR HEART PUMP

TC1 LLC, Pleasanton, CA ...

1. A centrifugal blood pump, comprising:a housing that defines an inlet passage, a chamber, and an outlet passage;
an impeller rotatably positioned in the chamber to transfer blood from the inlet passage through the chamber and to the outlet passage, the impeller comprising an inner portion and an outer portion;
a plurality of impeller magnets embedded in the impeller such that the impeller and the plurality of impeller magnets rotate together within the chamber, the plurality of impeller magnets comprising an inner impeller magnet and an outer impeller magnet relative to a central axis of the impeller;
a motor to control movement of the impeller in the chamber, the motor being positioned adjacent the chamber and separated from the chamber by a partition member;
an inner annular magnetic member embedded in a wall of the housing opposite the partition member; and
an outer annular magnetic member embedded in the wall of the housing opposite the partition member, wherein a first net magnetic force between the inner annular magnetic member and the inner impeller magnet exhibits greater attraction than a second net magnetic force between the outer annular member and the outer impeller magnet.

US Pat. No. 10,245,355

MODIFICATION OF SURFACES FOR FLUID AND SOLID REPELLENCY

President and Fellows of ...

1. An article having a slippery surface, comprising:a substrate comprising an anchoring layer, the anchoring layer comprising:
anchoring molecules comprising a head group attached to the substrate and a functional tail group directly or indirectly attached to the head group; and
a crosslinking agent that crosslinks the anchoring molecules to one another;
a lubricating layer comprising a lubricating liquid having an affinity for the functional tail group and disposed over the anchoring layer, wherein the anchoring layer and the lubricating layer are held together by non-covalent attractive forces,
wherein the anchoring layer and the lubricating layer form a slippery surface configured and arranged for contact with a material that is substantially immiscible with the lubricating liquid,
wherein the slippery surface is omniphobic, and
wherein the article is substantially free of anchoring molecules not bound to the substrate, unreacted crosslinking agent, and reaction byproducts between the anchoring molecules and the crosslinking agent.

US Pat. No. 10,245,346

ION EXCHANGE ABSORBENT SYSTEMS, APPARATUSES, AND METHODS

KCI Licensing, Inc., San...

1. A fiber, comprising:an absorbent core; and
a filter layer surrounding the absorbent core and comprising an ion-exchange media adapted to reduce an ionic concentration of a fluid prior to the fluid coming into contact with the absorbent core;
wherein the ion-exchange media comprises cation-exchange media and anion-exchange media that are dispersed throughout the filter layer.

US Pat. No. 10,245,345

ATOMIZATION SEPARATING AND SILENCING APPARATUS AND METHOD

1. A system operable as a diffuser, the system comprising;a reservoir, operable to contain a liquid and defining axial, radial, and circumferential directions mutually orthogonal to one another;
a first chamber and a second chamber separated by a wall therebetween as a barrier to flow directly therebetween in the axial direction;
a nozzle operably connected to introduce into the first chamber a flow comprising droplets of the liquid, drawn from the reservoir, entrained in air; and
a separator, comprising a channel, simultaneously progressing axially and circumferentially through the wall to conduct the flow from the first chamber into the second chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,245,342

ANTIMICROBIAL DEVICES FOR USE WITH MEDICAL DEVICES AND RELATED ASSEMBLIES AND METHODS

Health Line International...

1. An antimicrobial device for use in disinfecting at least a portion of a medical device, the antimicrobial device comprising:a monolithic, nonporous flexible housing formed from a flexible material, the flexible housing having a first open end forming an access port in the antimicrobial device to a cavity formed in the flexible housing for receiving the at least portion of the medical device within the antimicrobial device, a second closed end opposing the first open end, and a longitudinal axis extending between the first open end and the second closed end, the first open end being defined by a furthest longitudinal extent of the housing at a first longitudinal end of the housing, wherein the cavity in the flexible housing and an outer surface of the flexible housing are both tapered along the longitudinal axis of the flexible housing;
an antimicrobial substance contained within the cavity in an amount sufficient to disinfect at least a portion of the medical device;
a plurality of flexible concentric protrusions, at least one flexible protrusion of the plurality of flexible protrusions positioned at and directly adjacent to the first open end and extending around and into the cavity from an inner surface of the flexible housing in a direction perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the flexible housing, wherein the at least one flexible protrusion is configured to directly engage with and secure the antimicrobial device to the at least a portion of the medical device in a manner allowing for the antimicrobial substance to make surface contact with the at least a portion of the medical device, wherein each successive concentric protrusion of the plurality of flexible concentric protrusions has a diameter that is less than a diameter of an adjacent concentric protrusion of the plurality of flexible concentric protrusions, wherein the at least one flexible protrusion and the flexible housing comprise a single unitary structure formed by injection molding; and
a nonporous sealing member adhered to the first open end, the sealing member and the nonporous flexible housing configured to entirely contain the antimicrobial substance within the cavity, while only enabling the antimicrobial substance to pass through the access port at the first open end after the nonporous sealing member has been removed from the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,245,341

ROOM AND AREA DISINFECTION UTILIZING PULSED LIGHT WITH MODULATED POWER FLUX AND LIGHT SYSTEMS WITH VISIBLE LIGHT COMPENSATION BETWEEN PULSES

Xenex Disinfection Servic...

1. A method for reducing bacterial contamination on surfaces in an enclosed space which is suitable for human occupancy, wherein the method comprises:generating pulses of light at a frequency greater than approximately 20 Hz from a germicidal light source of a disinfection apparatus that is arranged in an enclosed space which is suitable for human occupancy; and
projecting the pulses of light to surfaces in the enclosed space at least 1.0 meter from the disinfection apparatus, wherein the pulses of light generated by the germicidal light source comprise a pulse duration and an energy flux sufficient to generate a power flux between approximately 200 W/m2 and approximately 5000 W/m2 of ultraviolet light in the wavelength range between 200 nm and 320 nm at the surfaces.

US Pat. No. 10,245,332

CONTRAST AGENTS FOR APPLICATIONS INCLUDING PERFUSION IMAGING

Lantheus Medical Imaging,...

1. A method of imaging cancer in a subject, comprising:administering to a subject with cancer a contrast agent which comprises an imaging moiety and a compound bound to the imaging moiety, scanning the patient using diagnostic imaging to produce an image of at least a portion of the cancer, wherein the contrast agent has a structure as in Formula (II),
wherein:J is selected from N(R27) S, O, C(?O), C(?O)O, NHCH2CH2O, a bond, or C(?O)N(R27);
K and L, when present, are independently selected from hydrogen, alkoxyalkyl, alkyloxy, aryl, alkyl, heteroaryl, and an imaging moiety, each of which is optionally substituted;
M is selected from hydrogen, alkoxyalkyl, alkyloxy, aryl, alkyl, heteroaryl, and an imaging moiety, each of which is optionally substituted, or
L and M, together with the atom to which they are attached, form a ring, optionally substituted;
Q is halo or haloalkyl;
n is 0, 1, 2, or 3;
R21, R22, R23, R24, R25, R26, and R27 are independently selected from hydrogen, alkyl,
optionally substituted, and an imaging moiety;
R29 is alkyl, optionally substituted; and
Y is selected from a bond, carbon, and oxygen; provided that when Y is a bond, K and L are
absent and M is selected from aryl and heteroaryl, each of which is optionally substituted; and
provided that when Y is oxygen, K and L are absent and M is selected from hydrogen, alkoxyalkyl,
aryl, alkyl, and heteroaryl, each of which is optionally substituted,
wherein at least one imaging moiety is present in Formula (II) and is 18F.

US Pat. No. 10,245,330

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR IMAGING

The Regents of the Univer...

1. A method of detecting hydrogen peroxide in a cell, tissue, or organ, or extracellularly in an individual, the method comprising:a) administering to the individual a compound of the formula:

wherein Z is heteroaryl group, wherein the substituted aryl or heteroaryl group comprises one or more R1 substituent groups each independently selected from a halogen, cyano, nitro, trihalomethyl, alkoxy, aryloxy, alkyl, aryl, heterocycle, thiol, thioether, acyl and hydroxyl, wherein the compound includes one or more isotopically labeled atoms capable of being hyperpolarized by dynamic nuclear polarization at one or more positions selected from the keto carbon and any atom of the substituted aryl or heteroaryl group; and
b) detecting a signal produced by the compound upon reaction with hydrogen peroxide, wherein the compound is hyperpolarized and the detecting is by hyperpolarized magnetic resonance imaging.

US Pat. No. 10,245,328

GADOLINIUM COMPLEX COMPRISING DO3A-TRANEXAMIC ACID CONJUGATE

KYUNGPOOK NATIONAL UNIVER...

1. A DO3A-tranexamic acid compound having a structure of a following chemical formula 1, or an ester compound thereof:
where R is H, NH2 or CONN (CH2)2NH2.

US Pat. No. 10,245,271

TREATMENT OF IMPAIRED COGNITIVE FLEXIBILITY WITH TRKB RECEPTOR ANTAGONISTS

Florida State University ...

1. A method of treating impaired cognitive flexibility, the method comprising administering to a subject having impaired cognitive flexibility a therapeutically effective amount of a selective tyrosine kinase B (TrkB) receptor antagonist compound, the therapeutically effective amount being sufficient to improve cognitive flexibility in the subject;wherein the selective TrkB receptor antagonist compound does not inhibit tyrosine kinase A (TrkA) or tyrosine kinase C (TrkC) receptors;
wherein the subject is identified as having at least one of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorder, and Asperger's syndrome; and
wherein the TrkB receptor antagonist compound is at least one compound selected from (a) ANA-12, (b) an ANA-12 based compound, and (c) a pharmaceutically acceptable salt of compound (a) or (b), wherein ANA-12 comprises the formula

US Pat. No. 10,245,265

SALTS OF 2-FLUORO-N-METHYL-4-[7-(QUINOLIN-6-YL-METHYL)-IMIDAZO[1,2-B][1,2,4]TRIAZIN-2-YL]BENZAMIDE AND PROCESSES RELATED TO PREPARING THE SAME

INCYTE INCORPORATION, Wi...

1. A process of preparing a compound of Formula I:
or salt thereof;
comprising reacting a compound of Formula II:

with a compound of Formula III:

at a temperature from about 120° C. to about 150° C. to form a compound of Formula I, or salt thereof;
wherein X1 is chloro, bromo, or iodo.

US Pat. No. 10,245,260

ORGANIC COMPOUNDS

INTRA-CELLULAR THERAPIES,...

1. A method for the treatment of a central nervous system disorder, comprising administering to a patient in need thereof a compound of a Formula I:
wherein:
X is —NH—;
L is O;
Z is —O— or —C(O)—;
in free or salt form;
wherein the disorder is selected from the group consisting of obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), obsessive-compulsive personality disorder (OCPD), general anxiety disorder, social anxiety disorder, panic disorder, agoraphobia, compulsive gambling disorder, compulsive eating disorder, body dysmorphic disorder, hypochondriasis, pathological grooming disorder, kleptomania, pyromania, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), attention deficit disorder (ADD), impulse control disorder, pain disorders, cephalic pain, neuropathic pain, idiopathic pain, chronic pain, fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue, opiate dependency, cocaine dependency, amphetamine dependency, alcohol dependency, and combinations thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,245,217

ENTERAL SAFETY SYSTEM AND METHODS

1. An enteral safety system, comprising:an oral dispenser having a matching feature and a second matching feature;
an oral dispenser-enteral tubing hub for connecting the oral dispenser to enteral tubing, the oral dispenser-enteral tubing hub having the matching feature and the second matching feature;
the enteral tubing having the matching feature and the second matching feature;
an enteral tubing-feeding tube hub for connecting the enteral tubing to a feeding tube, the enteral tubing-feeding tube hub having the matching feature and the second matching feature; and
the feeding tube having the matching feature and the second matching feature
the matching feature used to facilitate connection of only the elements displaying the matching feature.

US Pat. No. 10,245,214

MEDICATION AND IDENTIFICATION INFORMATION TRANSFER APPARATUS

CRISI Medical Systems, In...

1. A system, comprising:a primary medication container containing medication;
a secondary medication container; and
an information transfer apparatus comprising an information transfer element to enable characterization of the medication, the information transfer apparatus configured to enable the primary medication container to couple to the secondary medication container to allow medication to pass from the primary medication container to the secondary medication container, wherein at least a portion of the information transfer apparatus decouples from the primary medication container when the primary medication container and the secondary medication container are decoupled, and wherein the at least a portion of the information transfer apparatus that decouples from the primary medication container when the primary medication container and the secondary medication container are decoupled is configured to be directly coupled to at least a portion of the information transfer apparatus that remains coupled to the primary medication container when the primary medication container and the secondary medication container are decoupled,
wherein the at least a portion of the information transfer apparatus that decouples from the primary medication container physically affixes to, or remains physically affixed to, the secondary medication container when the primary medication container and the secondary medication container are decoupled, the at least a portion of the information transfer apparatus that decouples from the primary medication container comprising the information transfer element including an information element including information about the medication in the primary medication container,
wherein the primary medication container comprises an information source including information about the medication in the primary medication container, and
wherein the information contained by the information source corresponds to the information contained by the information element,
wherein the information transfer apparatus further comprises an adapter, wherein the information transfer element is directly coupled on a first end to the adapter and configured to directly couple to the secondary medication container on a second end, and wherein the adapter is configured to directly couple to the primary medication container, and
wherein the information transfer element is configured to automatically transfer from the adapter coupled to the primary medication container and physically affix to, or remain physically affixed to, the secondary medication container when the primary medication container and the secondary medication container are decoupled,
wherein the information transfer element further comprises an information disk extending radially from the information transfer element, wherein the information disk is located between and spaced from the first end of the information transfer element and the second end of the information transfer element, and wherein the information element is on a planar and annular portion of an underside of the information disk facing in a direction toward the first end of the information transfer element.

US Pat. No. 10,245,211

POROUS ACUPUNCTURE NEEDLE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SAME

DAEGU GYEONGBUK INSTITUTE...

5. A method of preparing a porous acupuncture needle having an interior and a surface, the method comprising forming a porous structure on the needle surface by performing an anodizing process in an electrolyte containing the needle and a carbon electrode,the needle is used as a positive electrode and the carbon electrode is used as a negative electrode, and
the anodizing process is performed by applying a direct current voltage of 20 to 38V for 30 minutes to 2 hours,
wherein the surface and interior both comprise iron (Fe) at 45% to 46%, chromium (Cr) at 17% to 19%, carbon (C) at 30% to 34%, nickel (Ni) at 2% to 3%, and aluminum (Al) at 1.5% to 2%, when measure by an energy dispersive spectrometer (EDS), wherein no layer is formed between the surface and the interior, and wherein the surface forms 5 to 20 holes per 100 ?m2 of the surface area.

US Pat. No. 10,245,210

WHIRLPOOL SPA MOTOR PUMP OF WHIRLPOOL MASSAGE BATHTUB

1. A whirlpool spa motor pump of a whirlpool massage bathtub, comprising:a lower housing having an upper flange and a lower flange;
an impeller for rotating by a motor, which is provided to the lower housing, so as to generate suction force;
an upper housing coupled to an upper portion of the lower housing by a coupling means and having suction holes and discharge holes;
two or more slider rails vertically provided on the outside of the lower housing;
a mounting bolt provided to the upper and lower flanges so as to be positioned at one side of the slider rail;
a slider fitted with the mounting bolt; and
a slider holder inserted into the slider so as to be screw-coupled with the mounting bolt.

US Pat. No. 10,245,202

TEMPORARY MORGUE SYSTEM

1. A mobile storage system comprising:a container, the container comprising:
a first end having an internal supporting rear wall, a second end having an internal supporting rear wall, a first longitudinally extending side extending between the first end and the second end and having an internal supporting side wall, a second longitudinally extending side extending between the first end and the second end and having an internal supporting side wall, a supporting floor extending between the first end and the second end, a ceiling extending between the first end and the second end;
the first end, the second end, the first longitudinally extending side, the second longitudinally extending side, the ceiling and the supporting floor defining a rectangular prismatic cavity;
at least one of the first longitudinally extending side and the second longitudinally extending side having an access door that corresponds with an access opening, the access door and the access opening positioned between the first end and the second end of the container, and
a climate control unit for managing the climate within the container; and
at least one rack unit secured within the rectangular prismatic cavity in at least one of the first end and the second end of the container, the at least one rack unit adapted to receive and securely store at least one tray in a stowed position;
wherein the at least one rack unit further comprises:
a front vertical first side support member having a first end and a second end and an inner surface and a front vertical second side support member having a first end and a second end and an inner surface, each of the front vertical first side support member and the front vertical second side support member having at least one tray support element positioned between the respective first end and the second end on the inner surface of the front vertical first side support member and the front vertical second side support member;
a front upper lateral member having a first end and a second end and levelly extending between the front vertical first side support member and the front vertical second side support member adjacent the respective first end of each of the front vertical first side support member and the front vertical second side support member;
a front lower lateral member having a first end and a second end and levelly extending between the front vertical first side support member and the front vertical second side support member adjacent the respective second end of each of the front vertical first side support member and the front vertical second side support member;
a rear vertical first side support member having a first end and a second end and an inner surface and a rear vertical second side support member having a first end and a second end and an inner surface; each of the rear vertical first side support member and the rear vertical second side support member having at least one tray support element positioned between the respective first end and the second end on the inner surface of the rear vertical first side support member and the rear vertical second side support member;
a rear upper lateral member having a first end and a second end and levelly extending between the rear vertical first side support member and the rear vertical second side support member adjacent the respective first end of each of the rear vertical first side support member and the rear vertical second side support member;
a rear lower lateral member having a first end and a second end and levelly extending between the rear vertical first side support member and the rear vertical second side support member adjacent the respective second end of each of the rear vertical first side support member and the rear vertical second side support member;
the at least one tray having a first end, a second end, a first side and a second side, each of the at least one tray slidably supported by at least one corresponding one of the at least one tray support element in the stowed position, and
at least one vertical tray securing member having a first end and a second end, each at least one vertical tray securing member corresponding to at least one of the at least one tray;
the at least one tray securing member abutting or nearly abutting the first end of the tray in the stowed position, the first end of the at least one vertical tray securing member removably engaging the front upper lateral member and the second end of the at least one vertical tray securing member removably engaging the front lower lateral member.

US Pat. No. 10,245,192

EXTENDABLE AND RETRACTABLE GURNEY

1. An extendable and retractable gurney, mountable to a rescue vehicle and configured to receive and hold a rescue basket thereon, the retractable gurney comprising:a base comprising:
a base frame configured for mounting to a floor area of the rescue vehicle;
a longitudinal slider bracket fixedly mounted to the base frame,
a slider operatively engaged with and sliding relative to the longitudinal slider bracket, from a stowed configuration to an extended configuration; and
a rescue basket support frame mounted to the slider and above the base, the rescue basket support frame including:
a rescue basket cradle configured to support an end and sides of a rescue basket, the rescue basket cradle including a pair of parallel spaced apart longitudinal rescue basket side supports joined at a proximal end by a rescue basket end support;
a first series of rollers to facilitate rolling contact with an underside of a rescue basket placed on the extendable and retractable gurney to move the rescue basket longitudinally;
and a plurality of cross beams extending laterally between the pair of spaced apart longitudinal basket side supports such that, when in use, the rescue basket support frame slides on a second series of rollers.

US Pat. No. 10,245,189

TAMPON HAVING SPIRALLY SHAPED GROOVES

Edgewell Personal Care Br...

1. A tampon comprising:a compressed fiber core having an insertion end, a recovery end, a longitudinal axis, and a substantially cylindrical outer surface, said fiber core having a first density and a first circumference;
wherein at least one longitudinal ribs extend radially outward from said fiber core, said ribs being spaced proximal to the core forming at least one spiral liquid guide duct, and said at least one rib defined by at least one longitudinal groove on at least a portion of said outer-surface; and
wherein said tampon has sufficient column strength to permit insertion thereof into a body cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,245,186

MULTI-LAYER DRESSINGS, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS FOR APPLYING REDUCED PRESSURE AT A TISSUE SITE

KCI Licensing, Inc., San...

1. A dressing for treating a tissue site, comprising:a tissue-interface layer adapted to be positioned in contact with the tissue site, the tissue-interface layer being non-adherent on a tissue-facing side;
a manifold adapted to be positioned at the tissue site, the manifold being fluid permeable and substantially hydrophobic, the manifold further adapted to separate liquid from the tissue interface layer and to migrate the liquid radially outward toward edges of the manifold such that the liquid is uniformly distributed across the manifold, the tissue-interface layer adapted to be positioned between the tissue site and the manifold;
a first layer adapted to receive fluid communicated from the tissue site through the manifold, the manifold adapted to be disposed between the tissue site and the first layer;
a second layer positioned proximate the first layer, the first layer disposed between the manifold and the second layer, wherein the second layer is more hydrophilic than the first layer so that the second layer may pull fluid from the first layer; and
a foam distribution manifold layer adjacent the second layer.

US Pat. No. 10,245,183

STEERABLE LASER PROBE

KATALYST SURGICAL, LLC, ...

1. An ophthalmic laser probe comprising:a handle having a handle distal end and a handle proximal end;
an actuation structure of the handle having an actuation structure distal end and an actuation structure proximal end, wherein the actuation structure has a plurality of actuation arms and wherein each actuation arm of the plurality of actuation arms has an inverted actuation joint;
a housing tube having a housing tube distal end and a housing tube proximal end wherein the housing tube proximal end is disposed in an optic fiber guide of the handle;
a first housing tube portion of the housing tube having a first stiffness;
a plurality of slits of the first housing tube portion;
a second housing tube portion of the housing tube having a second stiffness wherein the second stiffness is greater than the first stiffness; and
an optic fiber having an optic fiber distal end and an optic fiber proximal end wherein the optic fiber is disposed in the handle and the housing tube and wherein a compression of the actuation structure is configured to curve the housing tube.

US Pat. No. 10,245,177

TEMPERATURE CONTROLLED BLANKET

1. A temperature controlled blanket, comprising:a first layer of material and a second layer of material, wherein the first layer of material and the second layer of material are affixed to one another along an outer perimeter of each layer creating an enclosed interior volume;
a seam, wherein the seam is disposed along a longitudinal axis of the first layer of material and the second layer of material, such that the seam defines a first portion and a second portion; wherein the first portion of the first layer of material and the first portion of the second layer of material are made of a first pair of fabrics; wherein the second portion of the first layer of material and second portion of the second layer of material are made of a second pair of fabrics; wherein the first pair of fabrics comprises at least one different fabric other than the second pair of fabrics;
wherein the first portion and the second portion each contain a panel comprising heating and cooling elements disposed within the enclosed interior volume between the first layer of material and the second layer of material;
at least one thermostat operably connected to each panel of the first portion and the second portion, wherein the at least one thermostat is configured to separately control the heating and cooling elements of each panel; and
a power source, wherein the power source is operably connected to the first panel and the second panel.

US Pat. No. 10,245,176

TRIGGERING THE AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM

1. A device for inducing the dive reflex in a person comprising:at least one stimulus component operable to stimulate a branch of the trigeminal nerve of the person; and
an apparatus for supporting the at least one stimulus component in contact with the person's face directly adjacent a branch of the trigeminal nerve.

US Pat. No. 10,245,173

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR RELIEVING AND PREVENTING EXCESSIVE BACK AND JOINT DISCOMFORT, POOR POSTURE, AND LACK OF ENERGY

1. A posture alignment system for improving the posture of a user by posture modification and spinal alignment according to a predetermined posture alignment goal, comprising:a back plate for positioning said posture alignment system along a user's back and in alignment with the spine when the user is standing, said back plate providing a rigid structural foundation configured to extend from approximately the user's head down vertically to at least to the user's hip region;
a separation plate hingedly coupled to said posture alignment system at a position configured to be adjacent the user's hip region when positioning said posture alignment system along the user's back, said separation plate having a length approximately the length of said back plate and positionable in parallel with said back plate and further for forming a first variable wedge space from said back plate upon being pivoted at a hinged coupling;
a spinal mold mechanism having a length approximately equivalent to that of and positioned in parallel with said separation plate, said spinal mold mechanism being hingedly coupled to said posture alignment system adjacent the user's hip region when positioning said posture alignment system along the user's back, said spinal mold mechanism further comprising:
a spinal mold positioned on said spinal mold plate mechanism and having a length equal to at least approximately the length of the user's spine for interfacing and providing posture modifying support and alignment force to the user's spine, said spinal mold comprising a posture alignment guide rails for guiding posture modification and spinal alignment according to a posture alignment goal; and
a spinal mold plate for providing structural support and foundation for said spinal mold and for forming a second variable wedged space from said separation plate upon being pivoted at said hinged coupling; and
a neck aligning mechanism on said posture alignment system and positioned to be above said spinal mold when positioning said posture alignment system along the user's back for aligning the position of the user's neck with the user's spine, as said posture alignment guide rails guide said posture modification and spinal alignment;
a user harnessing mechanism for harnessing said posture alignment system to the user, further comprising
a head harnessing mechanism further comprising at least one head harness for firmly harnessing the user's head and a tether harness for firmly connecting set head harness to said back plate;
a shoulder harness mechanism comprising at least one harness for each shoulder of the user for firmly harnessing the user's shoulders to said spinal mold mechanism; and
a hip harness for harnessing the user's hips to said posture alignment system; and
a pneumatic force generating mechanism for associating said back plate, said separation plate, and said spinal mold mechanism for controllably generating pneumatic force at said spinal mold plate for transmission through said user harnessing mechanism for forcibly and controllably interfacing said spinal mold mechanism and said neck aligning mechanism with the user's spine and neck, and, thereby guide posture modification and spinal alignment of the user according to said posture alignment goal.

US Pat. No. 10,245,170

FASTENER MEMBER FOR AFFIXATION TO A STRUCTURE IN AN ORTHOPEDIC DEVICE AND METHOD FOR SECURING THE SAME

OSSUR HF, Reykjavik (IS)...

1. An orthopedic device comprising a frame element, a brace component, and a fastener member for mechanical affixation of the brace component to the frame element, the fastener member including:a base having first and second sides;
a plurality of hook fastening elements extending from a first side of the base; and
an affixation element extending from the second side of the base and arranged to mechanically affix to an attachment opening of the frame element, and selectively positioned along a plurality of locations of the attachment opening;
wherein the affixation element has a head defining a length dimension extending longer than a width of the attachment opening, and a stem carrying the head which passes through the attachment opening;
wherein the attachment opening is formed as an elongate slot such that the fastener member slides relative to peripheral walls surrounding the elongate slot along a length of the elongate slot;
wherein the fastener member is secured to the frame element in a secured configuration by rotating the fastener member such that the head of the fastener member is pressed against a first surface of the frame element beyond the peripheral walls of the attachment opening, and such that the second side of the fastener member is pressed against a second surface of the frame element;
wherein the fastener member is readjustable relative to the frame element from the secured configuration by rotating the fastener member so a length dimension of the head is parallel to a length of the attachment opening and relocating the fastener member along the plurality of locations of the attachment opening; and
wherein the brace component is arranged to connect to the frame element by the fastener member and includes loop material for interengaging the plurality of hook fastening elements of the fastener member, and is selected form the group consisting of a strap and padding.

US Pat. No. 10,245,167

DELIVERY DEVICE AND METHOD OF DELIVERY

Intact Vascular, Inc., W...

1. A delivery device comprising:an inner shaft;
a distal annular band and a proximal annular band fixed to the inner shaft;
a delivery platform between the distal annular band and the proximal annular band, wherein the delivery platform is configured to receive a self-expanding intraluminal device for deployment from the delivery device into a vessel;
an outer sheath slidable over the inner shaft and the delivery platform, the outer sheath having a pre-deployment position covering the delivery platform, and at least one delivery position uncovering the delivery platform and at least one of the distal annular band and the proximal annular band; and
a post deployment dilation device comprising:
a deployment platform fixed with respect to the inner shaft;
a balloon fixed with respect to a longitudinal axis of the deployment platform, the balloon having a pre-actuated position having a pre-deployment diameter and an actuated position having a deployment diameter larger than the pre-deployment diameter;
at least one inflation fluid lumen in fluid communication with the balloon and extending along at least a portion of the inner shaft;
a filament lumen; and
a helical coil extendable from the filament lumen to trap the balloon in the pre-deployment position and retractable from the filament lumen to allow the balloon to be inflated to the actuated position;
wherein the post deployment dilation device is configured to apply a radial force to an inner surface of the self-expanding intraluminal device after deployment of the self-expanding intraluminal device to improve at least one of expansion of the self-expanding intraluminal device and seating of the self-expanding intraluminal device in the vessel.

US Pat. No. 10,245,154

INSTRUMENTS AND METHODS FOR INSERTING ARTIFICIAL INTERVERTEBRAL IMPLANTS

SpineCore, Inc., Allenda...

1. An implant dispenser for holding the top and bottom elements of an intervertebral disc implant, the dispenser comprising:a superior arm for contacting the top element of the intervertebral disc implant and having a first notch;
an inferior arm for engaging the bottom element of the intervertebral disc implant and having a second notch;
a central support connecting the superior and inferior arms, the central support allowing for the superior and inferior arms to move relative to one another; and
a clip disposed between the superior and inferior arms to prevent the superior and inferior arms from moving towards one another, wherein the clip includes a main body having an upper end and a lower end, the upper end disposed within the first notch and the lower end disposed within the second notch.

US Pat. No. 10,245,153

ARTIFICIAL DISCS

GLOBUS MEDICAL, INC., Au...

1. An artificial disc comprising:a superior endplate having a superior surface, an inferior surface, a first end, a second end, a first side and a second side, the first side extending from the first end to the second end and the second side extending from the first end to the second end;
an inferior endplate having a superior surface and an inferior surface;
wherein the inferior surface of the superior endplate includes two side regions separated by a center region;
wherein the superior surface of the inferior endplate includes two side regions and a center region;
wherein the center region of the superior endplate includes a socket having a concave spherical shape, wherein the superior surface of the inferior endplate includes a mating sphere that mates with the socket of the superior endplate, wherein the mating sphere has a radius that is smaller than a radius of the socket,
wherein the superior endplate contains a first lip separating one of the two side regions from the center region and extending from the first end to the second end of the superior endplate such that the first lip extends along an entire length of the superior endplate,
wherein the inferior endplate contains a second lip and wherein the first lip and the second lip contact when the superior endplate is rotated relative to the inferior endplate,
wherein the superior endplate comprises a keel extending from the first end to the second end, and
wherein the inferior endplate comprises a keel extending from the first end to the second end, and
wherein the keel of the superior endplate and the keel of the inferior endplate includes a lateral socket for receiving a tool,
wherein the distance between the first end and the second end is greater than the distance between the first side and the second side.

US Pat. No. 10,245,152

SURGICAL IMPLANT

Privelop-Spine AG, Stans...

1. A radiopaque intervertebral metal implant for fusion of two bridged vertebral bodies comprising:an upper plane for contacting an upper vertebral body;
a lower plane for contacting a lower vertebral body;
a tubular structure formed by a plurality of tubes for the fusion of the two bridged vertebral bodies, the plurality of tubes comprises vertical tubes and horizontal tubes, wherein the vertical tubes run from the upper plane to the lower plane and the horizontal tubes run in a substantially horizontal direction throughout one side of the intervertebral implant straight to the opposite side of the intervertebral implant thereby interconnecting the vertical tubes;
the horizontal tubes of the tubular structure are parallel to each other or are grouped into groups of parallel horizontal tubes so that X-ray spectra or radiographs are conductable through the horizontal tubes, and wherein all surfaces of the intervertebral metal implant have a roughness of 6.0 Ra to 8.5 Ra.

US Pat. No. 10,245,147

BONE VOID PLUGS AND METHODS OF USE

ARTHREX, INC., Naples, F...

1. A method, comprising:positioning a bone void plug relative to a bone void;
inserting a bone void filler into the bone void,
wherein at least a portion of the bone void filler backfills a recessed opening of the bone void plug during the inserting; and
blocking displacement of the bone void filler out of the bone void with a proximal face of the bone void plug.

US Pat. No. 10,245,146

FENESTRATED BONE GRAFT

Vivex Biomedical, Inc., ...

1. A fenestrated cortical bone graft comprises:a textured and flexible allograft bone structure, the allograft bone structure being made from a single piece of long cortical bone of 8 cm length or greater from a rib or 10 cm length or greater from a tibia, the rib treated in 1N-HCL for 1 to 3 hours whereas the tibia is treated in 1N-HCL for 4 to 6 hours to texture the cortical bone and make pliable or flexible, the cortical bone being cut along a length of the bone and laid flat in a flat sheet, the structure having an outer surface and an inner surface, the structure being fenestrated along a length of the bone structure with a plurality of cut slits sized to uniformly extend through from the outer surface to the inner surface to form a plurality of open passages when the bone structure is stretched, the fenestrated cortical bone graft being freeze-dried and packaged sterilely for clinical use, the freeze-dried fenestrated cortical bone graft being hydrated and reconstituted in saline with or without antibiotics or lactated ringers with or without antibiotics for clinical use to resume the pliable or flexible condition of the freeze-dried fenestrated cortical bone graft, the open passages being bounded by an interconnected network of bone struts defined by pairs of adjacent slits, each bone strut having a width of 0.8 to 1.2 mm that doubles at connective portions, the bone struts in combination with the slits giving the hydrated and reconstituted fenestrated cortical bone graft stretchability and flexibility wherein the allograft bone structure is formed as the flat sheet, the flat sheet of the allograft bone structure is made pliable and conformable by the treatment in 1N-HCL which also demineralizes the bone allowing the flat sheet to be formed into different shapes, wherein the bone allograft structure has a thickness of 0.2 mm to 1 mm as measured from the inner surface to the outer surface and wherein the structure when stretched has the slits opened, the slits being sized in length allows the open passages to be of an oblong shape in the range of 0.2 mm to 5 mm when the sheet is stretched and the plurality of slits are configured by cutting through the flat sheet using a bone cutter with cutting blades, cutting fenestrations in the flat sheet which open when the flat sheet is stretched, wherein each slit is of a length prior to stretching and the openness of each of the slits varies dependent on the amount of stretch on the fenestrated cortical bone graft.

US Pat. No. 10,245,144

NATIVE VALVE REPAIR DEVICES AND PROCEDURES

Edwards Lifesciences Corp...

1. A valve repair device for repairing a native valve of a patient, the valve repair device comprising:a base assembly having:
a shaft; and
a cam attached to the shaft and configured to move between a first position and a second position;
a pair of paddles attached to the base assembly, wherein the pair of paddles are configured to move between an open position and a closed position; and
a pair of gripping members attached to the base assembly, wherein the gripping members are configured to attach to the native valve of the patient;
wherein movement of the cam from first position to the second position causes the pair of paddles to move from the closed position to the open position, and wherein movement of the cam from the second position to the first position causes the pair of paddles to move from the open position to the closed position;
wherein the cam is fixed to the shaft, and wherein the cam is moved between the first position and the second position by rotating the shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,245,138

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR DELIVERING AND POSITIONING SHEET-LIKE MATERIALS IN SURGERY

Rotation Medical, Inc., ...

1. A method of attaching a sheet-like implant over a tendon treatment site comprising:attaching a marker proximate the tendon treatment site;
thereafter, advancing an implant delivery system to the tendon treatment site;
deploying a sheet-like implant from the implant delivery system at the tendon treatment site;
aligning a peripheral edge of the sheet-like implant laterally adjacent to the marker, wherein the marker does not penetrate the sheet-like implant; and
attaching the sheet-like implant to a tendon of the tendon treatment site.

US Pat. No. 10,245,135

SEGMENTED SKIRTED SURGICAL MESH

1. A segmented skirted surgical mesh for use in reconstructing a soft tissue defect, said segmented skirted surgical mesh comprising:a base layer of surgical mesh, said base layer of surgical mesh terminating in an outer edge; and
a segmented skirt of surgical mesh terminating in an outer edge and comprising an inner edge which defines a central opening, said outer edge of said segmented skirt of surgical mesh being secured to said outer edge of said base layer of surgical mesh, and said segmented skirt of surgical mesh comprising a plurality of slits formed in said segmented skirt of surgical mesh, wherein said plurality of slits extend outwardly from said central opening of said segmented skirt of surgical mesh to said outer edge of said segmented skirt of surgical mesh, whereby to form a plurality of flaps of surgical mesh in said segmented skirt of surgical mesh, such that at least one of said flaps of surgical mesh can be lifted away from said base layer of surgical mesh and secured to soft tissue without causing distortion of said base layer of surgical mesh.

US Pat. No. 10,245,132

MARKER CAPSULE FOR DRUG DELIVERY DART

Dart Markers, LLC, Alvar...

1. A marker capsule for use in conjunction with a drug delivery dart used to inject a drug into an animal upon impact therewith, the drug delivery dart having a dart body and a cannula extending therefrom with a collar disposed about the cannula that serves to retain the dart in place after it impacts the animal, the marker capsule comprising:a capsule formed of a rupturable and flexible material, and having a central aperture formed therethrough, said aperture sized for disposition about the drug delivery dart cannula, and wherein said flexible material stretches to allow the collar on the cannula to pass therethrough and further relaxes to effectively retain said capsule on the cannula between the dart body and the collar;
a marking substance contained within said capsule, and wherein
said capsule ruptures between the dart body and the animal upon impact to thereby disperse said marking substance upon the animal about the area of the impact.

US Pat. No. 10,245,131

VERTICAL DIMENSION OF OCCLUSION JIGS USED IN ALL-ON-4 DENTAL PROCEDURES

1. A vertical dimension of occlusion jig used in all-on-4 dental procedures comprising:a vertical support column having an upper end, a lower end, and a longitudinal axis that extends between the upper and lower ends;
a lateral arm support base coupled with said vertical support column, said lateral arm support base being configured to slide along and rotate about the longitudinal axis of said vertical support column;
a first lateral support arm having a proximal end pivotally coupled with said lateral arm support base, a distal end spaced from the proximal end, and a longitudinal axis extending between the proximal and distal ends thereof;
a first tooth gantry having a proximal end coupled with said first lateral support arm and a distal end spaced therefrom, wherein the proximal end of said first tooth gantry is adapted to slide along and rotate about the longitudinal axis of said first lateral support arm;
a second lateral support arm having a proximal end pivotally coupled with said lateral arm support base, a distal end spaced from the proximal end, and a longitudinal axis extending between the proximal and distal ends thereof, wherein said first and second lateral support arms are configured to pivot relative to one another at the proximal ends thereof;
a second tooth gantry having a proximal end coupled with said second lateral support arm and a distal end spaced therefrom, wherein the proximal end of said second tooth gantry is adapted to slide along and rotate about the longitudinal axis of said second lateral support arm;
a temporary anchorage device (TAD) gantry coupled with said vertical support column, said vertical support column having an opening, wherein said TAD gantry has a shaft that passes through the opening in said vertical support column and is configured to slide along a longitudinal axis that is perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of said vertical support column.

US Pat. No. 10,245,125

METHOD FOR DUPLICATING A DENTURE

Imam Abdulrahman Bin Fais...

1. A process for forming a duplicate denture, the process comprising:obtaining an intermediate denture comprising teeth and a gum portion;
removing the teeth of the intermediate denture thereby exposing a part of the gum portion;
applying an adhesive to the exposed part of the gum portion;
filling a first portion of a mold of an original denture with a first resin;
placing the gum portion of the intermediate denture into a second portion of the mold;
placing the first portion and the second portion of the mold in a contiguous matching relationship thereby contacting the exposed part of the gum portion with the first resin; and
polymerizing the first resin thereby forming a duplicate denture.

US Pat. No. 10,245,124

SIMPLIFIED PROTOCOL FOR FIXED IMPLANT RESTORATIONS USING INTRA-ORAL SCANNING AND DENTAL CAD/CAM

James R. Glidewell Dental...

1. A method of making a digital patient model for use in making an implant-supported denture device for a patient comprising dental implants, comprising the steps of:a) scanning an edentulous jaw of a patient having at least one dental implant comprising a dental abutment to acquire a first image of the edentulous jaw and a provisional denture device that is attached the edentulous jaw, wherein the edentulous jaw is a mandibular arch;
b) removing the provisional denture device from the edentulous jaw and attaching a digital impression coping to the dental abutment, and scanning of the patient's edentulous jaw to acquire a second image of the edentulous jaw and the digital impression coping;
c) scanning an opposing jaw that opposes the edentulous jaw, wherein the opposing jaw comprises an edentulous maxillary arch at least one oral landmark selected from a maxillary tuberosity, a hamular notch and an incisive papilla, to acquire a third image;
d) saving the first, second, and third images into an electronic storage medium; and
e) registering the images using at least one oral landmark selected from a retromolar pad and a mandibular torus common to the first and second images, and creating a digital patient model that comprises a digital model of the edentulous jaw.

US Pat. No. 10,245,122

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CAUSING TOOTH MOVEMENT

Advanced Orthodontics and...

1. A method of increasing movement of a tooth in a jaw by provoking an inflammatory response, the method comprising:(a) holding a handle of a device, the device having an elongate member extending from the handle and a screw tip at a distal end of the elongate member;
(b) contacting the screw tip of the device with gingival tissue at a predetermined site on the gingival tissue;
(c) screwing the screw tip of the device by applying a pressure force on the screw tip towards the gingival tissue along a first axis while simultaneously applying a rotational force on the screw tip in a first direction causing the screw tip to enter the gingival tissue at the predetermined site and to enter cortical bone tissue underneath the predetermined site on the gingival tissue;
(d) displacing cortical bone tissue radial to the first axis as a result of said screwing step;
(e) stopping the screwing of the screw tip into the gingival tissue when the screw tip has reached a desired depth in the cortical bone tissue; and
(f) removing the screw tip from the gingival tissue and the cortical bone tissue by applying a rotational force on the screw tip in a second direction opposite the first direction;
wherein said displacing step does not cause removal of cortical bone tissue.

US Pat. No. 10,245,115

FIBER OPTIC SENSING OF TOOL STRAIN OR TOOL ANGLE

Intuitive Surgical Operat...

1. A method of using a hinged tool, the method comprising:measuring fiber strain in an optical fiber fixed to at least one jaw of opposed jaws of the hinged tool; and
determining at least one of tool strain applied to the hinged tool and a degree of pivoting of the hinged tool using the fiber strain.

US Pat. No. 10,245,112

INTERLOCKING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR JOYSTICKS IN A CATHETER PROCEDURE SYSTEM

CORINDUS, INC., Waltham,...

1. An interlocking system for a joystick in a catheter procedure system, the interlocking system comprising:a joystick configured to generate a first voltage output signal based on a linear activation of the joystick and a second voltage output signal based on a rotational activation of the joystick;
a joystick cover disposed over the joystick and comprising an upper portion having an electrode plating on an inner surface of the upper portion and a lower portion having an inner surface;
a capacitive touch detection circuit coupled to the electrode plating of the upper portion of the joystick cover, the capacitive touch detection circuit mounted on the inner surface of the lower portion of the joystick cover and configured to detect a proximal change in capacitance in the electrode plating of the upper portion of the joystick cover and to generate a touch output signal to indicate whether a change in capacitance has been detected; and
a signal enable circuit coupled to the joystick and the capacitive touch detection circuit, the signal enable circuit configured to generate a linear enable voltage output signal and a rotational enable voltage output signal based on whether a change in capacitance has been detected.

US Pat. No. 10,245,107

PICOSECOND OPTICAL RADIATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF USE

CYNOSURE, INC., Westford...

1. An apparatus for delivery of pulsed treatment radiation comprising:a pump radiation source generating picosecond pulses at a first wavelength, and
a wavelength-shifting resonator having a lasing medium and resonant cavity configured to receive the picosecond pulses from the pump radiation source at the first wavelength and to emit radiation at a second wavelength in response thereto,
wherein the resonant cavity of the wavelength-shifting resonator has a round trip time shorter than duration of the picosecond pulses generated by the pump radiation source, and the wavelength-shifting resonator operates without use of a modelocker or a Q-switch.

US Pat. No. 10,245,099

VESSEL SEALING INSTRUMENT

COVIDIEN LP, Mansfield, ...

1. A method of performing an electrosurgical procedure, comprising:moving a first handle relative to a second handle of a bipolar forceps to move a pair of jaw members between an open position and a closed position;
depressing a button that extends from the first handle toward the second handle to a first threshold upon movement of the jaw members to the closed position, the first threshold corresponding to a grasping of tissue between the jaw members;
depressing the button to a second threshold upon movement of the first handle toward the second handle when the jaw members are in the closed position to actuate a switch coupled to the button to control a supply electrosurgical energy to the jaw members;
rotating a trigger to advance a knife distally through the jaw members when the jaw members are in the closed position;
rotating an anti-deployment link into engagement with the trigger to prevent rotation of the trigger when the jaw members are in the open position; and
rotating a protrusion extending from the second handle into contact with the anti-deployment link to rotate the anti-deployment link out of engagement with the trigger to permit rotation of the trigger when the jaw members are in the closed position.

US Pat. No. 10,245,097

LIVING TISSUE BONDING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OPERATING LIVING TISSUE BONDING SYSTEM

OLYMPUS CORPORATION, Tok...

1. A living tissue bonding system comprising:a sandwiching section for sandwiching living tissue;
a power source for supplying treatment energy to the living tissue for bonding the living tissue sandwiched by the sandwiching section;
a temperature measuring section for measuring a temperature of the living tissue sandwiched by the sandwiching section; and
a processor and a memory, the processor being programmed to:
calculate, from the measured temperature of the living tissue and a time period of applying the treatment energy, a time integral value of the temperature of the living tissue;
compare the calculated time integral value of the temperature of the living tissue with a predetermined setting value for obtaining a predetermined joining strength; and
give an instruction based on a result of the comparison.

US Pat. No. 10,245,087

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FUSING A SACROILIAC JOINT AND ANCHORING AN ORTHOPEDIC APPLIANCE

JCBD, LLC, Fort Collins,...

1. An implant assembly for fusing a sacroiliac joint defined between an ilium and a sacrum, the implant assembly comprising:a) an implant body comprising:
i) an insertion element comprising: a length extending along a longitudinal axis between a proximal insertion element end and a distal insertion element end, a first fin extending the length, a second fin spaced apart from the first fin and extending the length, an opening defined between the first and second fins and an insertion plate extending at least a portion of the length and extending between and coupling the first and second fins together at the proximal insertion element end, the first fin, the second fin, and the insertion plate extending distally beyond a distal facing surface of an attachment element, the first and second fins extending generally perpendicularly outward from the insertion plate, the opening extending to the distal insertion element end to define an open distal end, the first and second fins being generally planar and generally parallel to each other, the first and second fins coupled together at the proximal insertion element end, wherein each of the first and second fins comprises a pair of planar surfaces opposite each other, a pair of edges opposite each other and extending between the pair of planar surfaces, a thickness defined between the pair of planar surfaces, and a width defined between the pair of edges, wherein the width is greater than the thickness; and
ii) the attachment element extending from and mechanically attached to the proximal insertion element end, the attachment element comprising an attachment fitting configured to attach to an element of a spinal stabilization system, a first anchor fitting, and a second anchor fitting, each of the first and second anchor fittings is formed within the attachment element or mechanically attached to the attachment element; and
b) first and second anchors, wherein the first and second anchor fittings are configured to receive the first and second anchors, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,245,085

BONE PLATE WITH A TRANSFIXATION SCREW HOLE

OsteoMed LLC, Addison, T...

1. A system for securing a first discrete bone and a second discrete bone together across a joint between the first discrete bone and the second discrete bone, the system comprising:a plate comprising:
an elongate spine having a first end comprising at least one attachment point for attaching the first end to the first discrete bone on a first side of the joint, a second end comprising at least one attachment point for attaching the second end to the second discrete bone on a second side of the joint, and a bridge portion disposed between the first end and the second end, the bridge portion having a portion configured to span across the joint, the bridge portion further comprising a thickened portion having a thickness greater than at least a portion of a thickness of either the first end or the second end; and
an aperture defining a transfixation screw hole disposed along the spine at the thickened portion of the bridge portion, the transfixation screw hole comprising an inner surface configured to direct a transfixation screw through the transfixation screw hole such that the transfixation screw extends at a trajectory configured to pass through a first position on the first discrete bone and a second position on the second discrete bone once the plate is placed across the joint.

US Pat. No. 10,245,076

METHOD OF INSTALLING A SPINAL IMPLANT ASSEMBLY

FITZBIONICS LIMITED, (GB...

1. A method of installing a spinal implant assembly in a first disc space in a subject's spine, the method comprising the steps ofproviding a first spinal implant assembly, the first spinal implant assembly comprising an intervertebral device configured to be installed in a spinal disc space, the intervertebral device having a head component and a body component, the first spinal implant assembly further comprising a coupling body for coupling the head component of the intervertebral device with an elongate member, the coupling body and head component each having a longitudinal axis, wherein the head component can be received by the coupling body with the longitudinal axis of the head component at a selected angle within a predetermined range of angles relative to the longitudinal axis of the coupling body, wherein at least part of the body component of the intervertebral device is externally tapered and at least part of the body component is externally threaded;
implanting the body component of the intervertebral device into a first disc space between a pair of adjacent vertebrae or between a vertebra and the sacrum so as to cause distraction of the disc space or at the lumbo-sacral joint;
coupling the intervertebral device with the coupling body, before or after implanting the body component, such that the longitudinal axis of the intervertebral device is at a selected angle within a predetermined range of angles relative to the longitudinal axis of the coupling body;
wherein the head component has a head portion and a shank portion, the shank portion being at least partially externally threaded, the body component having a bore with a first open end, the bore being at least partially internally threaded, the internal threads of the bore corresponding with the external threads of the shank portion of the head component such that the head component is releasably attachable to the body component,
wherein the head portion of the head component is at least partially spherical, the coupling body comprising a hollow tubular body and having a proximal end and a distal end, the head portion of the head component being receivable in the hollow tubular body and wherein the coupling body has a first opening in the distal end of the coupling body and a second opening in the proximal end, the first opening being larger in diameter than that of the head portion and the second opening being smaller in diameter than that of the head portion, the first opening being large enough to receive the head portion of the head component therethrough, and the second opening being sized such that the shank portion of the head component may pass through, a portion of the inner surface of the coupling body having a concavely curved inner surface, the curved inner surface corresponding with the at least partially spherical head portion, such that the head component butts up against the curved inner surface and may be positioned polyaxially relative to the coupling body when assembled.

US Pat. No. 10,245,075

NONDESTRUCTIVE MEANS OF ECTOPIC PREGNANCY MANAGEMENT

1. A nondestructive method of ectopic pregnancy management for a baby who is not yet ready to breathe air, comprising:(a) surgically delivering the baby alive from an ectopic pregnancy site within a maternal body with a gestational sac intact;
(b) transferring the baby to an alluvial incubator with the gestational sac intact;
(c) incubating the baby in the alluvial incubator with the gestational sac intact;
(d) enclosing the baby in an absorbable transfer capsule with the gestational sac intact; and,
(e) implanting the enclosed baby in a uterine cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,245,072

EXTRAVASCULAR MEDICAL ACCESS TOOLS HAVING BORING TIP AND METHODS OF USING SUCH TOOLS

Medtronic, Inc., Minneap...

1. A tool for creating a sub-sternal tunnel in a patient, the tool comprising a handle and a tunneling assembly, the tunneling assembly comprising:a relatively rigid tubular member including a proximal portion and a distal portion, the proximal portion being attached to the handle such that the distal portion extends distally from the handle;
an elongate inner member extending within the tubular member and comprising:
a proximal portion protruding out from the proximal portion of the tubular member and being attached to the handle, the proximal portion of the inner member including an interface for receiving a force that rotates the inner member relative to the tubular member; and
a boring tip without any sharp edge, the tip protruding out from the distal portion of the tubular member and generally conforming to a dome shape but including at least one surface recessed from the dome shape, each of the at least one surface being offset from a summit of the dome shape, the summit of the dome shape coinciding with a distal-most edge of the boring tip.

US Pat. No. 10,245,062

SURGICAL GUIDE

1. A surgical device, comprising:a first member extending from a proximal end to a distal end and having a first surface opposite a second surface;
a first channel defined by a first channel wall descending into said first surface and extending in-between said distal end and proximal end of said first member;
a second channel defined by a second channel wall descending into said first surface running in-between said distal end and said proximal end, said second channel formed adjacent said first channel;
a first side edge at said proximal end communicating between said first surface and said second surface;
a first aperture communicating through said first side edge with said first channel, said aperture sized to accommodate translation of a cabled imaging component therethrough;
at least one viewing aperture communicating through said first channel wall and through said second surface for providing a view of tissue surrounding said surgical device to said cabled imaging component;
said second channel communicating through said side edge;
whereby with said surgical device upon an insertion into the body of a patient through an incision to an as-used positioning, said cabled imaging component is translatable through said first aperture into said first channel for communicating images of areas surrounding said surgical device therefrom, and a blade for cutting chosen said tissue is insertable along said second channel forming a guided translational pathway for said blade;
a second member extending from a proximal end to a distal end and having a first surface opposite a second surface;
a first channel defined by a first channel wall descending into said first surface of said second member, and extending in-between said distal end and proximal end of said second member;
a second channel defined by a second channel wall descending into said first surface of said second member and extending in-between said distal end and said proximal end of said second member, said second channel formed in said second member formed adjacent said first channel thereof;
a second side edge at said proximal end of said second member communication between said first surface and said second surface thereof;
a second aperture communicating through said second side edge to said first channel of said second member, said second aperture sized to accommodate translation of said cabled imaging component therethrough;
said second channel formed in said second member communicating through said second side edge;
a disengageable cooperating connector engaging said first member and second member to form an assembled instrument, with respective first sides of each of said first member and said second member facing each other across a gap therebetween, said gap extending through opposing distal ends of said first and second members;
said first channel of said first member in position directly across said gap from said first channel of said second member defining a first tunnel of said assembled instrument;
said second channel of said second member in position directly across said gap from said second channel of said first member defining a second tunnel of said assembled instrument;
said second tunnel communicating through said second side edge and forming an opening for translation of said blade to said second tunnel;
said second aperture and said first aperture both providing individual separate pathways for said cabled imaging component to said first tunnel; and
said gag positionable around said chosen tissue to be severed by said blade, whereby only said chosen tissue within said gap is severable and tissue surrounding said second tunnel with said surgical device in said as-used positioning is protected from such severing.

US Pat. No. 10,245,061

TREATMENT METHOD INCLUDING TISSUE OCCLUSION DEVICE

COVIDIEN LP, Mansfield, ...

1. A surgical method comprising:providing an instrument assembly including a hollow body member having a sidewall formed with a window and further including a tissue occlusion component, said occlusion component defining a pair of jaws, at least one of said jaws including an arcuate clamping surface;
inserting said hollow body member into a body lumen of a patient;
manipulating said hollow body member so that organic tissues protrude through said window into said hollow body member;
after the protruding of said tissues through said window, manipulating said occlusion component so that said jaws are located on opposite sides of the protruding tissues;
thereafter closing said jaws to clamp the protruding tissues; and
subsequently operating said occlusion component to permanently constrict a portion of said protruding tissues without transecting said protruding tissues to effect ischemic regression of said protruding tissues.

US Pat. No. 10,245,052

SYSTEMS, DEVICES, AND METHODS FOR TISSUE EXTRACTION

Boston Scientific Scimed,...

1. A method of removing tissue from a body, the method comprising:introducing an extraction tool into a urethra, the extraction tool extending between a proximal end and a distal end, wherein the distal end includes an expandable end effector that forms an at least partially conical shape with a solid circumferential wall in an expanded state, and wherein the extraction tool includes a central channel with an interior diameter greater than about 20 Fr;
grasping the tissue with the end effector to enclose the tissue within the expandable end effector in the expanded state such that the tissue is surrounded by the solid circumferential wall of the end effector; and
without morcellating the tissue, removing the extraction tool from the body with the tissue enclosed.