US Pat. No. 10,215,547

METHOD FOR OPERATING A COORDINATE MEASURING MACHINE

Mitutoyo Corporation, Ka...

1. A method for operating a coordinate measuring machine (CMM) including a CMM control system, a surface scanning probe that measures a workpiece surface by outputting probe workpiece measurements, and a probe measurement timing subsystem, the method comprising:operating the CMM control system to output measurement synchronization trigger signals at predictable times;
operating the probe measurement timing subsystem to determine the predictable times;
operating the CMM to define a first probe workpiece measurement sample period that has a first sampling duration that is relatively shorter than a second sampling duration, and that provides a faster type of probe workpiece measurement that has a first level of accuracy;
operating the CMM to define a second probe workpiece measurement sample period that has a second sampling duration that is relatively longer than the first sampling duration, and that provides a slower type of probe workpiece measurement that has a second level of accuracy that is better than the first level of accuracy; and
operating the CMM to perform of set of measurement operations including the first and second probe workpiece measurement sample periods, the set of measurement operations comprising:
a) initiating a current instance of the first probe workpiece measurement sample period at a first measurement lead time before a first measurement synchronization trigger signal and within a low-latency time window close to the first measurement synchronization trigger signal, wherein the first measurement synchronization trigger signal occurs at the next predictable time of the measurement synchronization trigger signals;
b) operating the CMM control system to output the first measurement synchronization trigger signal at the next predictable time and latch a first set of CMM position coordinate values associated with the first measurement synchronization trigger signal;
c) operating the surface scanning probe to output a current instance of the faster type of probe workpiece measurement associated with the current instance of a first probe workpiece measurement sample period, at a first output time that is associated with the first measurement synchronization trigger signal and that ends within the low-latency time window close to the first measurement synchronization trigger signal;
d) initiating a current instance of the second probe workpiece measurement sample period at a second measurement time that is defined relative to its corresponding operative measurement synchronization trigger signal, wherein the corresponding operative measurement synchronization trigger signal is one of the first measurement synchronization trigger signal or a second measurement synchronization trigger signal that occurs subsequent to the first measurement synchronization trigger signal,
e) operating the surface scanning probe to output a current instance of the slower type of probe workpiece measurement associated with the current instance of the second probe workpiece measurement sample period, at a second output time that is associated with the corresponding operative measurement synchronization trigger signal; and
f) operating the CMM control system to associate the current instance of the slower type of probe workpiece measurement with a properly combinable set of CMM position coordinate values that are determined based at least partially on a set of CMM position coordinate values associated with the corresponding operative measurement synchronization trigger signal.

US Pat. No. 10,215,546

ROTOR PROFILE COMPARATOR

Roper Pump Company, Comm...

1. A comparator tool for evaluating a profile of a multi-lobe helical rotor, the comparator tool comprising:a housing comprising a first end and a second end, the housing including an internal bore extending from the first end to the second end,
the internal bore including:
a first diameter having nominal clearance for a factory-specified major diameter of the rotor,
a second diameter having nominal clearance for a factory-specified minor diameter of the rotor, and
multiple helical grooves corresponding to a number of lobes in the multi-lobe helical rotor, wherein each of the multiple helical grooves have nominal clearance for a factory-specified tip diameter of the rotor,
wherein the comparator tool provides visibility of an interface between a circumference of the rotor and the first end at any place along a length of the rotor.

US Pat. No. 10,215,545

ELECTROMECHANICAL PRIMER CAP

RUAG AMMOTEC GMBH, Furth...

1. An electromechanical primer cap, which may be selectively initiated electrically or mechanically, comprising:an outer metal cup having a cylindrical sidewall extending in an axial direction and a base having upper and lower major surfaces extending at an angle from the axial direction, the base being provided with a hole therethrough extending in the axial direction through the base from the upper major surface of the base to the lower major surface of the base,
an electrically conductive pole piece having a portion projecting into the hole in the base of the outer metal cup,
an explosive mixture provided within the outer metal cup,
a firing bridge support body made of an electrically insulating material having a ring shape having upper and lower major surfaces extending in a radial direction perpendicular to the axial direction and having a through-bore extending in the axial direction through the firing bridge support body from the upper major surface to the lower major surface, and comprising a firing bridge arranged on the upper major surface of the firing bridge support body, the firing bridge having first and second poles, wherein the pole piece is electrically connected to the second pole of the firing bridge, and the first pole of the firing bridge is electrically connected to the metal cup, and
a counter surface placed onto the explosive mixture, wherein the counter surface protrudes downwardly in the axial direction such that a lower surface of the counter surface is level with the upper major surface of the firing bridge support body, or into the through-bore of the firing bridge support body or through the through-bore of the firing bridge support body, and continues towards an upper contact surface of the electrically conductive pole piece to provide a spacing between the lower surface of the counter surface and the upper contact surface of the electrically conductive pole piece in which a portion of the explosive mixture is provided contacting the lower surface of the counter surface and the upper contact surface of the electrically conductive pole piece, the spacing being configured to allow mechanical initiation of the explosive mixture.

US Pat. No. 10,215,544

TIME-DELAYED MULTI-CHARGED DIVERSIONARY DEVICE

AMTEC Less Lethal Systems...

1. A diversionary device for setting off multiple cartridges housed within a common container in a timed sequence, comprising:(a) a plurality of firing chambers, with each firing chamber being configured to receive one of said cartridges;
(b) a plurality of strikers, with each striker being configured to detonate one of said cartridges when said striker is released from a cocked position;
(c) a plurality of retainers, with each retainer being configured to retain one of said strikers in said cocked position;
(d) a timing drum, movable between a first position and a second position, said timing drum being urged toward said second position by a timing spring;
(e) a piston connected to said timing drum, said piston moving within a delay chamber filled with a delay fluid;
(f) said timing drum including a firing slot for each of said retainers; and
(g) said firing slots being configured such that said retainers are held against said strikers and thereby retain said strikers in said cocked position when said drum is in said first position, but said firing slots sequentially receive said retainers as said timing drum moves toward said second position thereby sequentially releasing said strikers and creating a desired firing sequence.

US Pat. No. 10,215,543

LINEAR EXPLOSIVE DISRUPTOR

1. A linear explosive disruption tool, comprising: an exterior housing; a cover cap; a first interior chamber fully contained within the exterior housing; a barrel, wherein the barrel provides linear support to explosive gases allowing the gases to travel rearward along a single axis and exit the linear explosive disruption tool; a second interior chamber being concentrically connected and completely internal to a cavity formed by the barrel and the cover cap; a projectile housing comprising a projectile and explosive cavity lid concentrically connected to the projectile housing at one end; a blasting cap or explosive, wherein upon detonation explosively propels the projectile through the barrel to exit the entire linear explosive disruption tool for precision targeting; a third interior chamber fully contained within the projectile housing and within the second interior chamber; at least one high strength foam metal absorber placed within the first interior chamber of the exterior housing and having the ability to collapse due to absorption of fragmentation and absorption of energy generated from the barrel during an explosion of a blasting cap or explosive in the barrel; and at least one clapper member disposed within the first interior chamber of the housing, wherein the clapper member is surrounded by the high strength foam metal absorber and mechanically transfers fragmentation, gases and energy generated from the barrel during the explosion of the blasting cap or explosive in the barrel.

US Pat. No. 10,215,542

SYSTEM FOR ANALYZING PERFORMANCE OF AN ACTIVITY INVOLVING USING AN IMPLEMENT TO STRIKE A MOVING TARGET OBJECT EFFECTIVELY

VIRTUAL CLAYS, LLC, Irvi...

1. A system for analyzing performance of an activity involving using a movable and user-aimable implement operable to project a payload to strike a moving target object launched by a launcher effectively, the system comprising:a first sensor attached to the implement;
a second sensor;
wherein the first sensor generates a signal associated with motion of the implement;
wherein a second sensor generates a signal associated with motion of at least one of the group consisting of the launcher and the moving target being launched;
a processor operably coupled to the first and second sensors to receive the signals generated by the first and second sensors;
wherein the processor analyzes the received signals to measure performance of the activity; and
wherein the performance measured by the processor is selected from the group consisting of the speed, angle and flight of the launched target, and the origin, speed and path of the implement and the path's relation to the flight of the target.

US Pat. No. 10,215,541

CLAY TARGET SHOOTING SYSTEM

1. A target, comprising:a plurality of clay targets each having an outer largest dimension; and
a clay target connector having a width and a plurality of clamping ends, the width of the clay target connector smaller than the outer dimension of a clay target of the plurality of clay targets, each clamping end of the plurality of clamping ends is releasably connected to a clay target of the plurality of clay targets.

US Pat. No. 10,215,540

OPEN WATER MARINE BARRIER SYSTEMS

HALO MARITIME DEFENSE SYS...

1. A marine barrier comprising:two substantially parallel elongate buoyant members spaced apart from each other;
an elongate net support member spaced from the buoyant members, disposed between the two buoyant members and above the buoyant members when the buoyant members are floating in a body of water;
a plurality of substantially rigid first stanchions extending between the two buoyant members to maintain the spacing between the buoyant members;
a plurality of substantially rigid second stanchions, each extending between one of the buoyant members and the net support member to maintain the spacing between the buoyant members and the net support member; and
an impact net attached to the net support member and a first one of the buoyant members, or to the net support member and the plurality of first stanchions, such that when the buoyant members are floating in the body of water and a moving vessel impacts the impact net, the impact net deflects to transfer a force of the impact to one or more of the net support member, the first stanchions, the second stanchions, and the buoyant members, and the buoyant members in turn engage the water to transfer the force of the impact to the water and arrest the motion of the vessel;
wherein one of the plurality of first stanchions, one of the plurality of second stanchions extending between the first one of the buoyant members and the net support member, and another one of the plurality of second stanchions extending between a second one of the buoyant members and the net support member are attached to each other to form a truss, the truss having fittings joining adjacent stanchions of the truss to each other, the truss configured to connect the first and second buoyant members and the net support member.

US Pat. No. 10,215,539

BARRIER

Defenshield, Inc., St. A...

10. The ballistic barrier of claim 1, wherein the frame includes a top plate and a bottom plate that each extend from the first side of the protective panel.

US Pat. No. 10,215,538

BALLISTIC RESISTANT SHEETS, ARTICLES COMPRISING SUCH SHEETS AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME

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

1. A ballistic resistant sheet in the form of a three-layer hybrid structure, comprising a core layer and face layers joined to respective opposing surfaces of the core layer, wherein the core layer comprises at least one first monolayer comprised of first unidirectionally (UD) oriented fibers and an elastomeric matrix material, and wherein each of the face layers comprise at least one second monolayer comprised of second UD oriented fibers and a non-elastomeric matrix material.

US Pat. No. 10,215,537

MODULAR CERAMIC COMPOSITE ANTIBALLISTIC ARMOR

1. A lightweight, composite antiballistic plate assembly comprising interlocking ceramic elements are backed by a ductile backing material that is completely encapsulated in a ductile prepreg material selected from aramid, e-glass, s-glass, and carbon fiber prepregs.

US Pat. No. 10,215,536

HARD POINT NET

Foster-Miller, Inc., Wal...

1. A hard point net comprising:a fabric net having hexagonal net line cells with six nodes;hard points attached to the net lines, three per hexagonal cell at every other node thereof such that in each cell there is a node without a hard point between two nodes with hard points and interior cells sharing hard points with all the cells surrounding it; anda frame for the net spacing the net and the hard points from a target.

US Pat. No. 10,215,535

SYSTEM, METHOD, AND ASSEMBLY FOR ADAPTIVELY SHIELDING A STRUCTURE

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A system for adaptively shielding a structure, the system comprising:an armor assembly comprising one or more armor modules, wherein each of the one or more armor modules comprises one or more electromagnets coupled to a housing that retains a plurality of shielding particles, wherein the one or more electromagnets are configured to be activated in response to an impending threat of a projectile impact, wherein the plurality of shielding particles are attracted to the one or more electromagnets to form a shielding barrier in response to activation of the one or more electromagnets, wherein the shielding barrier is configured to absorb at least a portion of a force of the projectile impact.

US Pat. No. 10,215,534

DIGITAL LIGHT PROCESSING GUIDANCE SYSTEM

BAE Systems Information a...

1. A guidance system comprising:a laser source configured to generate a plurality of pulsed signals comprising pulse repetition interval information, wherein the plurality of pulsed signals are transmitted in a pattern;
an air-borne device comprising a retroreflector and a laser range finder, the laser range finder comprising a first PIN detector and a second PIN detector, where the first PIN detector is polarized and the second PIN detector is non-polarized, wherein the air-borne device receives the plurality of pulsed signals and the retroreflector generates a plurality of reflected pulsed signals;
a control receiver comprising:
a digital light processing mirror array configured to detect the plurality of reflected pulsed signals returned by the retroreflector; and
an air-borne controller configured to guide the air-borne device using the plurality of pulsed signals comprising the pulse repetition interval information.

US Pat. No. 10,215,533

SYSTEM FOR GUIDING MISSILES FOR VEHICLES AND MOVING TARGETS

CMI DEFENCE S.A., Loncin...

1. An armored vehicle comprising:a turret including a cannon;
a sight system installed in the turret, the sight system including a day channel, a night or thermal channel, and a laser telemeter, the sight system further including a sight line gyrostabilizer configured to provide a line of sight which is gyrostabilized relative to an inertial frame of reference;
a power control system configured to command movement of the turret in azimuth and movement of the cannon in elevation;
a laser missile guidance device configured to generate a laser guidance line, the laser missile guidance device including a laser line gyrostabilizer configured to gyrostabilize the laser guidance line with respect to the gyrostabilized line of sight provided by the sight line gyrostabilizer such that the laser guidance line is continuously parallel to the gyrostabilized line of sight, the laser line gyrostabilizer comprising a servo-controlled motorized platform rotatable about at least two axes, in elevation and in azimuth; and
a turret network controller configured to determine a missile guidance mode,
wherein the laser missile guidance device is mechanically independent from the sight system.

US Pat. No. 10,215,532

VISUAL DEVICE FOR DESIGNATING OBJECTIVES AND OBJECTIVE-DESIGNATION METHOD USING SAID DEVICE

SOFRESUD, La Seyne sur M...

1. A device for the designation of objectives, comprising a direct sighting member, associated with a gyroscopic unit providing a gyrometric trihedron with three axes not parallel to each other and coupled firstly tomeans for analysing the signals issuing from the sighting member, said means being able to determine the direction between the sighting member and said objectives and to transmit it to a distant control station provided with action means, and
secondly to means for recalibrating the gyroscopic unit,
wherein it further comprises image-acquisition means providing photography of the objectives, said acquisition means being associated with the direct-sighting member and coupled to software means for processing the images and to means for displaying said images,
wherein said gyroscopic unit comprises micro-electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) sensors combining said gyrometric trihedron and accelerometers.

US Pat. No. 10,215,531

TESTING SYSTEM FOR OPTICAL AIMING SYSTEMS WITH LIGHT EMITTER SYSTEMS INCLUDING TESTING SYSTEM FOR THERMAL DRIFT AND RELATED METHODS

The United States of Amer...

1. A system for testing for thermal drift in an optical sight system comprising:a support structure;
a low thermal expansion material rail with mounting structures coupled with the support structure, said mounting structures configured to receive and retain an optical sight system configured to generate a light signal along an optical path;
a thermal chamber with a controls system and a heating and cooling system configured to attain and maintain a predetermined temperature in the thermal chamber, wherein the thermal chamber is configured with an aperture configured to receive and pass through a portion of the low thermal expansion material rail into the thermal chamber, said thermal chamber further comprises a transparent section adapted to permit the light signal to pass through the transparent section along the optical path;
a dry air expansion chamber coupled or disposed in relationship to said thermal chamber and surrounding a portion of said optical path exiting said transparent section to permit said light signal to pass through said dry air expansion chamber, wherein the transparent section is configured to maintain a temperature to prevent fogging or condensation on said transparent section;
an open air reflective collimator positioned in said optical path exiting said dry air expansion chamber and redirecting said light signal to a second optical path;
a camera imager system configured to receive said light signal along said second optical path and convert said light signal into a plurality of electronic or digital signals; and
a test control and processing system coupled with the camera imager system adapted to receive a plurality of electronic signals or digital signals, record said electronic signals or digital signals, and then perform image processing comprising noise reduction, locating a centroid of each image capture of said light signal, determining a thermal drift of the light signal in the image captures, and generating an output report on an output system comprising a graphic or data showing a comparison of the recorded electronic or digital signals in at least some selected image captures of said light signal.

US Pat. No. 10,215,530

LASER FIREARM SIGHT APPARATUS

1. A firearm sight apparatus comprising:a. a housing comprising a body and a coupling member, with
i. a proximal end of the housing defining an internally threaded bore configured for rotatably engaging onto a muzzle of a firearm barrel having external threads;
ii. the body of the housing having a distal end with a bottom, and the body further defining a plurality of slots, defining an opening at the bottom of the housing body, and defining a hollow interior chamber, with the chamber having a distal opening and an opposing opening with the chamber openings each being aligned with the housing bore, with the chamber having a diameter larger than a diameter of the firearm barrel to create an air gap adapted as an insulator against heat from the firearm muzzle, and with the bottom of the housing body having the plurality of slots and the chamber distal opening each extending therethrough; and
iii. the coupling member defining a hole corresponding to the bottom opening of the housing body for the chamber distal opening to receive a projectile therethrough, with the coupling member hole being affixed to the bottom of the housing body, and with the distal end of the housing body and the coupling member each being removably and slidably insertable over the threaded muzzle of the firearm barrel;
b. a light source having a plurality of illuminating members, one of each of the plurality of illuminating members being positioned within one of each of the plurality of slots, with each of the plurality of slots configured and arranged around the housing in a concentric ring, wherein each of the plurality of illuminating members emit a beam of light; and
c. an activating mechanism having a switching member and a power source, with the switching member being in operative communication with the plurality of illuminating members to actuate each of the illuminating members, and with the power source being in communication with the plurality of illuminating members to power each of the illuminating members;
d. wherein, upon activation of the plurality of illuminating members, the firearm is aimed at a target of interest, with the target of interest being aligned within the concentric ring of the emitted beams from the illuminating members, wherein the beams from the illuminating members encapsulate the path of the projectile toward the target of interest at a distance X until the projectile begins to fall away from both the plane of the firearm barrel and the beams of the illuminating members as the projectile reaches a distance Y from the firearm; and
e. wherein the housing is capable of being installed onto different muzzles of different firearms without further adjusting the housing for use as a sight apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,215,522

ADJUSTABLE TRIGGER PULL FOR A CROSSBOW

ARCHERY INNOVATORS, LLC, ...

1. An adjustable trigger for a crossbow comprising:a linkage arm having a first end and a second end;
a string latch is capable of holding a string;
a sear lever is in contact with said string latch for preventing a release of the string from said string latch, said sear lever is not in contact with said string latch to allow a release of the string from said string latch;
a trigger lever includes a pivot point and at least two moment arm holes, said trigger lever is pivotally engaged with said crossbow at said pivot point, said first end of said linkage arm is pivotally engaged with one of said at least two moment arm holes, said second end of said linkage arm is pivotally engaged with said sear lever, a center point of said at least two moment arm holes are located on an end of an arc, said arc has an origin of a pivot point of said linkage arm and said sear lever, wherein a distance between said pivot point and a first moment arm hole is a distance TD?, a distance between said pivot point and a second moment arm hole is a distance TD?.

US Pat. No. 10,215,257

SHORT RUBBER REINFORCEMENT FIBER, RUBBER COMPOSITION CONTAINING SAID SHORT FIBER, AND POWER TRANSMISSION BELT

ASAHI KASEI KABUSHIKI KAI...

1. Staple fibers, which are the product of cutting an adhesive-treated synthetic multifilament yarn, and are used by dispersing in a rubber composition; wherein, the ratio of the number of non-adhesive-treated single filaments is 0% to 50%, and oblateness of a cross-section of the synthetic multifilament yarn is 2.0 to 4.0.

US Pat. No. 10,215,010

ANTI-WHIRL SYSTEMS AND METHODS

NABORS DRILLING TECHNOLOG...

1. A system, comprising:a controller configured to:
collect downhole lateral vibration, weight on bit (WOB), and differential pressure (DP) or annular pressure data,
determine a natural frequency of a drill string in a lateral motion;
determine a correlative relationship between:
(1) lateral stiffness (k) and WOB, and
(2) lateral viscous damping (?) and DP or annular pressure,
model a forward whirl region using the determined relationships for (1) and (2),
generate a control algorithm for top drive RPM and WOB that avoids the forward whirl region,
determine a top drive RPM supervisory set point for a particular WOB using the control algorithm, and
provide one or more operational control signals that limit the top drive RPM to the top drive RPM supervisory set point for the particular WOB; and
a drive system configured to:
receive the one or more operational control signals from the controller, and
limit the top drive RPM so that the top drive RPM does not exceed the top drive supervisory set point for the particular WOB.

US Pat. No. 10,215,009

SYSTEM AND CONSOLE FOR MONITORING DATA STREAM QUALITY IN DRILLING AND PRODUCTION OPERATIONS AT A WELL SITE

1. A system for monitoring data stream quality at a well-site, comprising:a plurality of sensors to sample or detect parameters related to drilling or production operations in a well, wherein said one or more of said parameters may be time-indexed, said plurality of sensors comprising surface sensors or downhole sensors or a combination thereof;
one or more computing devices adapted to receive parameter information in real time from said plurality of sensors, said one or more computing devices each further comprising a processor or microprocessor, said processor or microprocessor adapted to process the received parameter information to calculate derived parameters, and to perform one or more data quality checks on the received parameter information or the derived parameters; and
a visual display, coupled to said one or more computing devices, for displaying some or all of the received parameter information and said derived parameters, and for displaying one or more indicators of data quality states based on the one or more data quality checks;
wherein the data quality checks comprise the following:
a data flow presence test to indicate whether data for a particular parameter has been received, and for time-indexed parameters, whether data for a particular time-indexed parameter has been received within a specified amount of time;
a data flow gap test to indicate whether a gap between two consecutive data points for a particular parameter exceed a defined gap threshold value, where the gap threshold value is a distance for a distance-based parameter and a time period for a time-based parameter;
a data flow sampling frequency test to indicate whether a sampling frequency for a particular parameter exceeds a defined sampling frequency threshold value, where the sampling frequency threshold value is a distance for a distance-based parameter and a time period for a time-based parameter;
a data flow timeliness test to indicate whether a time the one or more computing devices last received a data point for a particular parameter exceeds a defined timeliness threshold value, where the timeliness threshold value is a distance determined by the length of a bottom-hole assembly and the sampling interval for a distance-based parameter and a time period for a time-based parameter; and
a data flow depth consistency test to indicate whether a sensor depth index for a particular parameter exceeds the reported hole depth.

US Pat. No. 10,215,008

POLYMERIC METAL CROSSLINKER FOR SHEAR TOLERANT FRACTURING FLUID APPLICATION

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A method of treating a subterranean formation, comprising:providing a fluid comprising:
an aqueous fluid;
a gelling agent; and
a copolymer crosslinker comprising an organometallic monomer and a monomer comprising a vinyl group, wherein the organometallic monomer comprises a metal selected from the group consisting of aluminum, antimony, zirconium, magnesium, titanium, chromium, and combinations thereof;
crosslinking the gelling agent with the copolymer crosslinker to form a treatment fluid; and
introducing the treatment fluid into a subterranean formation;
wherein the copolymer crosslinker has one of Structure 1 or Structure 2:

wherein in Structure 1, M is the selected metal and R is CnH(n+2), where n is an integer; and
wherein in Structure 2, M is the selected metal and R1 and R2 are each selected from Cl, Br or OCH3.

US Pat. No. 10,215,007

CONSOLIDATION OF PROPPANT IN HYDRAULIC FRACTURES

1. A method for consolidating a proppant in a formation, the method comprising:injecting a composition into the formation, the composition comprising an enzyme, a substrate, and at least one precipitating compound, the enzyme being present in the composition at a concentration of 10-30 g/L and including Jack bean meal, the substrate including urea, the at least one precipitating compound including one or more metal salts;
reacting the enzyme with the substrate to produce an aqueous carbonate; and
reacting the aqueous carbonate with the at least one precipitating compound to cause precipitation of a carbonate material to consolidate the proppant in the formation.

US Pat. No. 10,215,006

PROCESSING OF OIL BY STEAM ADDITION

Phillips 66 Company, Hou...

1. A process for removing salt from crude oil wherein the salt is in the form of particles of crystalline salt suspended in the crude oil or as droplets of brine water suspended in the crude oil, or both, wherein the process comprises the steps of:a) injecting steam into the crude oil in the form of steam bubbles that are larger relative to any salt particles or relative to the any droplets of brine water so as to contact the steam bubbles with the crude oil along with any nearby suspended salt particles and brine droplets, such that each single steam bubble is adapted to contact numerous salt particles and brine droplets;
b) condensing the steam bubbles into droplets of liquid water while at the same time dissolving available salt particles forming new brine droplets and also delivering liquid or vaporous water from the steam bubbles into any available small brine droplets resulting in enlarged brine droplets having a size bigger than before the contact with the steam to be more amenable for separation from the crude oil; and
c) separating liquid water from the crude oil including water with salt dissolved therein, wherein the process is more particularly characterized in that it does not include imposing high shear mixing of uncondensed steam bubbles in the crude oil, and wherein the step of injecting the steam occurs in a steam-crude mixing zone having a top and bottom, where crude oil flows through the steam-crude mixing zone in a defined direction of flow and the steam is injected near the bottom of the mixing zone within the direction of flow.

US Pat. No. 10,215,005

MULTI-FLOW PIPE AND PIPE COUPLINGS THEREFOR FOR USE IN FRACTURE FLOW HYDROCARBON RECOVERY PROCESSES

IOR Canada Ltd., (CA)

1. A duel-flow pipe assembly, having a plurality of outer and inner pipe members coupled together in end-to-end relation for delivery downhole of a first fluid to a hydrocarbon-containing formation and collection from the formation of a separate second fluid, said dual-flow pipe assembly maintaining separate therewithin said first fluid from said second fluid, each dual-flow pipe member of said dual flow pipe assembly comprising:an outer cylindrical hollow pipe member, having a threaded portion at opposite ends thereof for threaded coupling to another outer pipe member;
an inner cylindrical pipe member having a hollow bore, said inner pipe member situated within said outer pipe member so as to form an annular region between an exterior of said inner pipe member and an interior surface of said outer hollow pipe member, said inner cylindrical pipe member having at mutually opposite ends thereof connecting means to sealingly engage and/or connect to another inner pipe member;
a plurality of apertures in a periphery said outer pipe member, situated in spaced-apart relation along at least a portion of a length of said outer pipe member, providing fluid communication between an exterior of said outer pipe member and said annular region;
a packer element encircling said outer pipe member about said periphery of said outer pipe member and positioned on said periphery between a pair of said plurality of apertures; and
at least one tubular member, situated within at least one of said spaced-apart apertures, affixed at one end thereof to said periphery of said outer pipe member and affixed at another mutually opposite end to said inner pipe member and spanning in a radial direction said annular region and providing fluid communication between said exterior of said outer pipe member and said bore of said inner pipe member.

US Pat. No. 10,215,004

MODULAR PLUNGER FOR A HYDROCARBON WELLBORE

DIVERGENT TECHNOLOGIES, L...

1. A plunger with replaceable components for a hydrocarbon wellbore, comprising:a chassis having an uphole end and a downhole end, wherein a head cone having an outer diameter is disposed at said uphole end of said chassis and a nose cone having an outer diameter is selectively interconnected to said downhole end of said chassis;
a plurality of sleeves, wherein each sleeve has an aperture, and wherein said plurality of sleeves is disposed about said chassis between said head cone and said nose cone such that said chassis extends through said apertures of said sleeves;
at least one rib disposed on an outer surface of each sleeve, said ribs having an outer diameter, wherein said outer diameter of at least one rib is greater than both said outer diameter of said head cone and said outer diameter of said nose cone;
an interior volume defined by an interior surface of said chassis; and
a chassis aperture in an outer surface of said chassis, wherein said chassis aperture provides fluid communication between said interior volume of said chassis and an external environment, and a sleeve of said plurality of sleeves is configured to at least partially cover said chassis aperture.

US Pat. No. 10,215,003

APPARATUS FOR CARRYING CHEMICAL TRACERS ON DOWNHOLE TUBULARS, WELLSCREENS, AND THE LIKE

Weatherford Technology Ho...

1. A downhole assembly positioning in a borehole for dispensing tracer material, the assembly comprising:a basepipe having first and second ends and defining a first through-bore, the basepipe comprising first and second internal threads defined in the first through-bore;
an internal shroud having third and fourth ends and defining a second through-bore, the internal shroud disposed inside the first through-bore of the basepipe and defining an annular space therewith, the internal shroud holding the tracer material in the annular space and permitting fluid communication between the annular space and at least one of the first and second through-bores; and
fixtures disposed on the third and fourth ends of the internal shroud and holding the internal shroud in the first through-bore, the fixtures comprising retainer rings engaged on the third and fourth ends of the internal shroud and each having external thread threaded with a respective one of the first and second internal threads.

US Pat. No. 10,215,002

DETERMINING WELLBORE LEAK CROSSFLOW RATE BETWEEN FORMATIONS IN AN INJECTION WELL

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:during normal operation of an injection well formed in a subterranean zone, determining a plurality of bottomhole pressures at a bottom of the injection well based on a respective plurality of surface injection pressures at a surface of the injection well, each surface injection pressure being a pressure in the injection well resulting from a respective injection flow rate at which injection fluid is flowed through the injection well from the surface toward the bottom;
determining an Inflow Performance Relationship (IPR) for the injection well based on the plurality of bottomhole pressures and a plurality of injection flow rates, wherein each injection flow rate is caused by each surface injection pressure of the plurality of surface injection pressures, wherein determining the IPR for the injection well based on the plurality of bottomhole pressures and the plurality of injection flow rates comprises determining a PQ curve for the IPR, wherein P represents a bottomhole pressure and Q represents an injection flow rate of the injection fluid into the injection well at the surface of the injection well;
after an injection well shut-in responsive to a subsurface leak in the injection well, wherein the leak causes a crossflow from a high pressure region in the subterranean zone to a comparatively low pressure region in another subterranean zone through the injection well:
modeling the shut-in injection well as a producing well having the IPR determined during normal operation of the injection well; and
determining a crossflow rate in the injection well at a location of the subsurface leak in the injection well based on the IPR of the modeled producing well, wherein P in the PQ curve is determined using the following equation:
where PWHinj is the surface injection pressure measured for the injection flow rate, ?w is the density of the injection fluid, ø is a deviation angle of the injection well relative to a vertical axis, f is a dimensionless friction factor, gc is acceleration due to gravity, and d is an inside diameter of the injection well.

US Pat. No. 10,215,001

HIGH PRESSURE HIGH TEMPERATURE DRILLING SIMULATOR

Hongfeng Bi, Houston, TX...

1. A drilling device comprising:a) a pressure vessel partially filled with a liquid sample,
b) a pressurization media is applied as pressurization means to pressurize said liquid sample,
c) a solid sample is in contact with said liquid sample,
d) a vertically stationary drill bit that is in contact with said solid sample, wherein said drill bit rotates around a longitudinal axis and abrades on said solid sample,
e) a loading device means that pushes said solid sample against said drill bit in said longitudinal axial direction, whereby said loading device loading force is recorded,
f)
g) a motor means to measure the torque to sustain said drill bit, to rotationally abrades on said solid sample.

US Pat. No. 10,215,000

SERIAL PARALLEL POWER CONTROLLER

SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY C...

1. A power controller, comprisingat least a first power supply having a positive and a negative output terminal;
at least a second power supply having a positive and a negative output terminal;
at least a first voltage measuring and control circuit coupled to the positive and negative output terminals of at least one of the at least a first or the at least a second power supply;
at least a first main switching element coupled between the negative output terminal of the at least a first power supply and the positive output terminal of the at least a second power supply; and
wherein the positive output terminal of the at least a first power supply and the negative output terminal of the at least a second power supply are connected to an electrical load, and wherein at least a first pair of diodes is serially connected across the electrical load, the first voltage measuring and control circuit configured to close the first main switching element when a measured voltage exceeds a selected threshold such that the at least a first power supply and the at least a second power supply are connected to the electrical load in parallel when the at least a first main switching element is closed.

US Pat. No. 10,214,999

REMOTELY OPERATED ISOLATION VALVE

WEATHERFORD TECHNOLOGY HO...

1. A shifting tool for use in a wellbore, comprising:a tubular housing having a bore formed therethrough;
a tubular mandrel disposed in the tubular housing and longitudinally movable relative thereto;
a driver radially movable relative to the housing between an extended position and a retracted position; and
an engagement member moveable relative to the tubular housing between an extended position, a released position, and a retracted position, wherein:
the engagement member is movable from the retracted position to the extended position in response to movement of the mandrel relative to the tubular housing, and
the engagement member is further movable from the extended position to the released position in response to further movement of the mandrel relative to the tubular housing.

US Pat. No. 10,214,998

SHEAR MECHANISM WITH PREFERENTIAL SHEAR ORIENTATION

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A shear fastener for coupling a mill to a downhole tool, comprising:a head; and
a main body extending from the head along a central axis and having a shear region, transverse to the central axis, defined by one or more grooves extending radially inwardly from an outer surface of the main body, such that a radial depth of the shear region varies circumferentially about the shear region, wherein the shear region defines a preferential shear plane,
wherein the main body has a first width within the preferential shear plane that is greater than a second width of the main body within the preferential shear plane, the first width is measured in a first direction orthogonal relative to the central axis of the main body, and the second width is measured in a second direction transverse relative to the central axis of the main body, and
wherein the first width in the first direction is orthogonal to a central axis of the mill, and the central axis of the main body is orthogonal to the central axis of the mill when the mill is coupled to the downhole tool via the shear fastener.

US Pat. No. 10,214,997

DOWNHOLE CLEANING TOOL AND CLEANING METHOD

1. A downhole cleaning tool for removing residues or precipitation solids on an inner face of a casing or liner, comprising:a tool body having a bore and a wall, the bore defining a longitudinal axis,
at least one inlet in the wall of the tool body, said inlet being fluidly connected with the bore,
a solid removing element connected with the tool body for releasing solids on the inner face of the casing or liner, and
a fluid cleaner section comprising:
a chamber,
a filter within the chamber for separation of the solids from fluid containing the solids, and
a pump fluidly connected with the bore for sucking fluid with released solids in through the inlet into the chamber,
wherein the solid removing element comprises at least one projecting part projecting radially away from a circumferential outer face of the tool body and a spring arranged between the tool body and the projecting part, and wherein the at least one inlet is arranged adjacent the projecting part for suction of released solids in a radial direction transverse to the longitudinal axis.

US Pat. No. 10,214,996

METHOD AND APPARATUS TO UTILIZE A METAL TO METAL SEAL

BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPAN...

10. A method to selectively isolate a first pressure and a second pressure in a wellbore, the method comprising:receiving the first pressure via a first pressure face of a first piston;
receiving the second pressure via a second pressure face of the first piston;
receiving the second pressure via a third pressure face of a second piston;
receiving the first pressure via a fourth pressure face of the second piston, wherein the fourth pressure face is larger than the first pressure face;
selectively coupling the first piston and the second piston based on the first pressure being greater than the second pressure; and
selectively isolating the first pressure and the second pressure via a first sealing face of the first piston based on a force on the fourth pressure face being greater than a force on the first pressure face, thereby urging the first sealing face into a position for isolating the first pressure from the second pressure.

US Pat. No. 10,214,995

MANIPULATING A DOWNHOLE ROTATIONAL DEVICE

Halliburton Energy Servic...

11. A system, comprising:a shifter for selectively changing a state of a valve of a downhole tool, the shifter comprising a substantially cylindrical body and at least two lugs projecting radially outward from the body in fixed relation to each other and to the body, wherein the lugs are disposed at an axial distance from each other along a length of the body and at a rotational distance from each other along a circumference of the body;
wherein the lugs are receivable into corresponding features of an orienting sleeve and a rotation sleeve of the valve to rotate the rotation sleeve relative to a valve housing of the valve as the shifter travels through the valve.

US Pat. No. 10,214,994

DOWNHOLE ARRANGEMENT

Weatherford Technology Ho...

1. A downhole arrangement comprising:first and second members;
a lock profile fixed relative to one of the first and second members;
a lock member for engaging the lock profile; and
a release member comprising a profile having a locking section and a release section, the release section being moveable between a locking position in which the locking section of the release member supports the lock member to lock the lock member in engagement with the lock profile so as to restrict relative movement between the first and second members, and a release position in which the release section of the lock member de-supports the lock member such that the lock member is moveable relative to the lock profile so as to permit disengagement of the lock member from the lock profile and thereby permit relative movement between the first and second members, the release member comprising a driving feature for engaging the second member when the release member is in the release position to permit the release, member to drive the second member relative to the first member.

US Pat. No. 10,214,993

STRADDLE FRAC TOOL WITH PUMP THROUGH FEATURE APPARATUS AND METHOD

BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPAN...

15. A borehole treatment method, comprising: operating a housing in a borehole comprising components with an inlet, a selectively operated treating outlet, and an alternative lateral outlet;locating said treating outlet and said alternative lateral outlet between spaced exterior seals on said housing;
isolating a portion of the borehole with said spaced exterior seals;
moving said components relatively to urge said treating outlet to open as said alternative lateral outlet moves toward closed and vice versa when the relative movement direction is reversed;
performing a treatment through said treating outlet.

US Pat. No. 10,214,991

INFLOW CONTROL DEVICE FOR WELLBORE OPERATIONS

1. A wellbore apparatus comprising:a tubular having a tubular wall with a tubular inlet port extending through the tubular wall to an inner bore of the tubular and at least partially defining a first pocket about the tubular inlet port and a second pocket;
a modular inflow control device (ICD) adapted to be inserted into and extracted from the first pocket, comprising an electromagnet, an inlet, an outlet fluidly connected to the tubular inlet port, a set of flow path walls defining a flow path between the inlet and the outlet, the flow path configured to control at least one of a pressure drop or a flow rate of fluid flowing from the inlet to the outlet, and
a power source disposed in the second pocket for powering the electromagnet.

US Pat. No. 10,214,990

SAFETY DEVICE FOR A FLUID PRODUCTION WELL, ASSOCIATED INSTALLATION AND METHOD

GEOSERVICES EQUIPEMENTS, ...

1. A safety device for a fluid production well, comprising:a valve housing intended to be fixed tightly inside a fluid flow conduit, the housing delimiting a fluid flow passage and comprising:
a valve used to seal the passage, and which can move between an open position of the passage and a closed position of the passage;
a biasing spring for permanently biasing the valve towards the closed position thereof; and
connecting means capable of connecting the housing to a coupling member of a working wire line;
holding means for holding the valve in its open position against the biasing spring, said holding means comprising at least one movement element for the valve, which can move in the valve housing between a rest position and an active valve biasing position, and an element for returning the movement element to its rest position, the device being configured so that the valve is in the open position when the movement element is in the active valve biasing position and the valve is in the closed position when the movement element is in the rest position; and
actuating means which can be controlled by a control signal to actuate the movement element upon receipt of a valve open control signal by the actuating means, wherein the valve open control signal generates a displacement of the movement element in the active valve biasing position, and to deactivate the movement element in the absence of said control signal, wherein the holding means are configured so that, upon deactivation, the movement element returns to the rest position;
wherein the actuating means are configured to actuate the movement element, on reception of a maintenance signal, to generate:
a first displacement of the movement element from the active valve biasing position to an intermediate valve biasing position, in which the valve remains in its open position; and
a subsequent second return displacement of the movement element from the intermediate valve biasing position to the active valve biasing position.

US Pat. No. 10,214,989

MIXING AND INJECTING FIBER-BASED STIMULATION FLUIDS

Schlumberger Technology C...

1. A method, comprising:moving an emulsion through a tubing;
mixing fibers with the emulsion while the emulsion is moving through the tubing, wherein the fibers are encapsulated in a degradable material;
injecting the fiber/emulsion mixture into a pressurized tank; and
injecting the pressurized fiber/emulsion mixture into a desired location in a wellbore.

US Pat. No. 10,214,922

MULTI-STAGE SHOCK ABSORBING MODULAR FLOOR TILE APPARATUS

SnapSports Company, Salt...

1. A modular floor tile, comprising:a layer having a top surface and a bottom surface;
a plurality of rigid support members, the plurality of rigid support members extending downward from the bottom surface;
a resilient support member having a base portion, an inner portion, and a hollow interior, the resilient member being mounted to the layer, the inner portion extending farther downward relative to the top surface than the base portion when the resilient support member is in an undeformed condition;
wherein when a force is applied to the top surface, the inner portion deforms into the hollow interior while the base portion remains undeformed, and further application of the force causes the base portions to deform without further deforming the inner portion.

US Pat. No. 10,214,840

METHOD OF PRODUCING A SANDWICH PANEL CORE OF MINERAL WOOL FIBRES

1. A method of producing a sandwich panel core of mineral wool fibres from a cured mineral fibre product, said method comprising the steps of:providing a cured mineral fibre product with a dual density comprising a top layer comprising mineral fibres with a first density and a base layer comprising mineral fibres with a second density, said second density being at least two times lower than said first density, and said top layer and said base layer having different fibre orientations;
cutting said mineral fibre product into a plurality of lamellae;
rotating each of said lamellae 90 degrees; and
re-joining said lamellae so that said top layers with said first density are vertically oriented.

US Pat. No. 10,214,496

AZASTEROIDAL MIMICS

THE FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL...

1. An azasteroid mimic or intermediate for the preparation of an azasteroid and azasteroid mimic, consisting of an oxocycloalkenyl isoxazolium anhydrobase, or any salt thereof, where the oxocycloalkenyl isoxazolium anhydrobaseis a modified dimer of

 having the structure:

 where independently,
X?O,

 wherein at least one X is not O; or a ring-expanded dimer of the structure:

 wherein X is O or

US Pat. No. 10,214,495

ANTI-MALARIAL AGENTS

University of Cape Town, ...

1. An aminopyrazine according to Formula (I),
wherein X is CH or N; as well as pharmaceutically acceptable salts, complexes, polymorphs, tautomers, geometrical isomers, and optically active forms thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,214,494

BACKFUNCTIONALIZED IMIDAZOLINIUM SALTS AND NHC CARBENE-METAL COMPLEXES

The United States of Amer...

1. An N-heterocyclic carbene-metal complex comprising:a metal; and
a first ligand coordinated to the metal and comprising a free N-heterocyclic carbene synthesized from a backfunctionalized imidazolinium salt comprising the formula:

R1 being selected from the group consisting of an ester group, an amide group, and an aromatic group;
R2 being selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, an ester group, an amide group, and an aromatic group;
each of R3 and R4 being separately selected from the group consisting of a C1-C20 alkyl group, C1-C20 partially fluorinated alkyl group, an aryl group, an aryl group with para CF3 functionality, an aryl group having C1-C20 partially fluorinated alkyl groups or partially fluorinated alkoxy groups, and a C1-C20 partially fluorinated aliphatic group, and a C1-C20 aryl group; and
X is an anion.

US Pat. No. 10,214,493

INDAZOLE DERIVATIVES USEFUL AS GLUCAGON RECEPTOR ANTAGONISTS

JANSSEN PHARMACEUTICA NV,...

1. A compound of formula (II)
wherein
R1 is selected from the group consisting of phenyl, —(C1-2alkyl)-phenyl, naphthyl, thienyl, benzofuranyl, benzothienyl, indazolyl, quinolinyl, pyrazolyl and pyridyl;
wherein the phenyl, naphthyl, thienyl, benzofuranyl, benzothienyl, indazolyl, quinolinyl, pyrazolyl or pyridyl whether alone or as part of a substituent group is optionally substituted with one to more substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, C1-6alkyl, fluorinated C1-4alkyl, C1-4alkoxy and fluorinated C1-4alkoxy;
a is in integer from 0 to 2;
each R2 is independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, C1-4alkyl, fluorinated C1-4alkyl, C1-4alkoxy and fluorinated C1-4alkoxy;
R4 is selected from the group consisting of C1-6alkyl, fluorinated C1-4alkyl, —(C1-2alkyl)-O—(C1-4alkyl), C3-6cycloalkyl, —(C1-2alkyl)-C3-6cycloalkyl, phenyl and —(C1-2alkyl)-phenyl;
wherein the phenyl, whether alone or as part of a substituent group is optionally substituted with one or more substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, C1-6alkyl, fluorinated C1-4alkyl, C1-4alkoxy and fluorinated C1-4alkoxy;
Z is selected from the group consisting of CH and N;
or a stereoisomer or pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,214,491

ACTIVATORS AND THERAPEUTIC APPLICATIONS THEREOF

THE JOHNS HOPKINS UNIVERS...

1. A method of treating cancer, comprising administering to a patient in need thereof a therapeutically effective amount of a compound having the formula:
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,214,490

PICOLINAMIDES AS FUNGICIDES

Dow AgroSciences LLC, In...

1. A composition for the control of a fungal pathogen including mixtures of at least one of the compounds of Formula I
wherein
X is hydrogen or C(O)R5;
Y is hydrogen, C(O)R5, or Q;
Q is
wherein W?O or SR1 and R11 are independently hydrogen or alkyl, optionally substituted with 0, 1 or multiple R8; alternatively, R1 and R11 may be taken together to form a 3-6 membered saturated or partially saturated carbocycle or heterocycle, optionally substituted with 0, 1 or multiple R8;
R2 and R12 are independently hydrogen or methyl;
R3 is aryl or heteroaryl, each optionally substituted with 0, 1 or multiple R8;
Z is S(O)n, wherein n=0, 1, or 2;
R4 is alkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, or acyl, each optionally substituted with 0, 1 or multiple R8;
R5 is alkoxy or benzyloxy, each optionally substituted with 0, 1, or multiple R8;
R6 is hydrogen, alkoxy, or halo, each optionally substituted with 0, 1, or multiple R8;
R7 is hydrogen, —C(O)R9, or —CH2OC(O)R9;
R8 is hydrogen, alkyl, aryl, acyl, halo, alkenyl, alkoxy, or heterocyclyl, each optionally substituted with 0, 1, or multiple R10;
R9 is alkyl, alkoxy, or aryl, each optionally substituted with 0, 1, or multiple R8; and
R10 is hydrogen, alkyl, aryl, acyl, halo, alkenyl, alkoxy, or heterocyclyl.

US Pat. No. 10,214,489

SPIRO ORGANIC COMPOUNDS

NANJING TOPTO MATERIALS C...

1. An organic compound represented by General Formula (1):
wherein
CYCLO is a ring having 4 or 5 carbon atoms, provided that when the CYCLO is a ring having 4 carbon atoms, two phenyl groups forming the CYCLO are taken together to form a naphthyl group; and
R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7, and R8 are each independently (i) hydrogen, deuterium, F, Cl, Br, I, CN, Si(CH3)3, B(OH)2, (ii) a linear or branched alkyl having 1 to 40 carbon atoms, (iii) an alkoxy having 1 to 40 carbon atoms, (iv) a thioalkyl having 1 to 40 carbon atoms, (v) a cycloalkyl having 3 to 40 carbon atoms,
(vi) an aromatic hydrocarbyl having 6 to 60 carbon atoms, which is unsubstituted or substituted with one or more selected from the group consisting of F, Cl, Br, I, CN, Si(CH3)3, B(OH)2, a linear or branched alkyl having 1 to 40 carbon atoms, an alkoxy having 1 to 40 carbon atoms, a thioalkyl having 1 to 40 carbon atoms, a cycloalkyl having 3 to 40 carbon atoms, phenyl, biphenyl, naphthyl, anthryl, anthryl substituted with phenyl, phenanthryl, pyrenyl, 9,9-dimethylfluorenyl, carbazolyl, dibenzofuranyl, pyrrolyl, triazolyl, pyridinyl, pyrazinyl, pyrimidinyl, and quinolinyl,
(vii) a heteroaromatic hydrocarbyl having 5 to 60 carbon atoms and one or more elements selected from the group consisting of S, O, N, and Si, which is unsubstituted or substituted with one or more selected from the group consisting of F, Cl, Br, I, CN, Si(CH3)3, B(OH)2, a linear or branched alkyl having 1 to 40 carbon atoms, an alkoxy having 1 to 40 carbon atoms, a thioalkyl having 1 to 40 carbon atoms, a cycloalkyl having 3 to 40 carbon atoms, phenyl, biphenyl, naphthyl, anthryl, anthryl substituted with phenyl, phenanthryl, pyrenyl, 9,9-dimethylfluorenyl, carbazolyl, dibenzofuranyl, pyrrolyl, triazolyl, pyridinyl, pyrazinyl, pyrimidinyl, and quinolinyl,
or (viii) an amino group substituted with one or more selected from the group consisting of phenyl, biphenyl, naphthyl, anthryl, anthryl substituted with phenyl, phenanthryl, pyrenyl, 9,9-dimethylfluorenyl, carbazolyl, quinolinyl, dibenzofuranyl, pyrrolyl, triazolyl, pyridinyl, pyrazinyl, pyrimidinyl, where the phenyl, biphenyl, naphthyl, anthryl, and the phenyl substituent attached to the anthryl group are unsubstituted or substituted with one or more selected from the group consisting of F, Cl, Br, I, CN, Si(CH3)3, B(OH)2, a linear or branched alkyl having 1 to 40 carbon atoms, an alkoxy having 1 to 40 carbon atoms, a thioalkyl having 1 to 40 carbon atoms, and a cycloalkyl having 3 to 40 carbon atoms.

US Pat. No. 10,214,488

METHODS OF MANUFACTURING CERTAIN SUBSTITUTED SULFILIMINES

Dow AgroSciences LLC, In...

1. A method of preparing a sulfilimine of Formula (I),
wherein X represents halogen, C1-C4 alkyl or C1-C4 haloalkyl; comprising,
(a) mixing a solution cyanamide, a solution of hypochlorite, and a solvent in a first continuous loop reactor;
(b) transferring the mixture of Step (a) into a second continuous loop reactor;
(c) adding a sulfide of Formula (II) into the second continuous loop reactor which reacts with the mixture of Step (a) to form the sulfilimine,

wherein X is as previously defined; and
(d) decanting the aqueous phase giving an organic phase containing a sulfilimine of Formula (I).

US Pat. No. 10,214,487

INDOLE DERIVATIVES AND METHODS OF USING THE SAME

The Regents of the Univer...

1. A compound having the structure:
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein:
R1 and R2 are independently C1-6 alkyl optionally substituted with hydroxy, C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 alkenyl, C1-4 alkoxy, OR7, NR7R8, or a combination thereof,
R3 is H, or C1-6 alkyl
R4 is OR10 wherein R10 is aryl or heteroaryl optionally substituted with hydroxy, mercapto, amino, carboxylic acid, sulfonic acid, trihalomethyl, C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 alkenyl, C1-4 alkoxy, SR7, NR7R8, CO2R7, C(?O)R9, or any combination thereof;
R5 is C1-6 alkyl, C3-8 cycloalkyl, C2-4 alkenyl, C2-4 alkynyl, aryl, heteroaryl, NR7R8, CO2R7, OC(?O)R9, or
C1-6 alkyl optionally substituted with hydroxy, mercapto, amino, sulfonic acid, carboxylic acid, halide, C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 alkenyl, C1-4 alkoxy, OR7, SR7, NR7R8, CO2R7, OC(?O)R9, heteroaryl, or a combination thereof,
R6 is H or C1-6 alkyl, C3-8 cycloalkyl, C2-4 alkenyl, C2-4 alkynyl, C1-4 alkoxy, aryl, heteroaryl, OR7, SR7, NR7R8, CO2R7, OC(?O)R9, or C1-6 alkyl optionally substituted with hydroxy, mercapto, amino, sulfonic acid, carboxylic acid, halide, C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 alkenyl, C1-4 alkoxy, OR7, SR7, NR7R8, CO2R7, OC(?O)R9, heteroaryl, or a combination thereof;
R7 and R8 are independently H, C1-6 alkyl, C3-8 cycloalkyl, C2-4 alkenyl, aryl, heteroaryl, or C1-6 alkyl optionally substituted with hydroxy, mercapto, amino, sulfonic acid, carboxylic acid, halide, C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 alkenyl, C1-4 alkoxy, OR7, SR7, NR7R8, CO2R7, OC(?O)R9, heteroaryl, or a combination thereof, or R7 and R8 together form a heterocyclic ring optionally substituted with hydroxy, mercapto, halide, C1-6 alkyl; and
R9 is H, C1-6 alkyl, C3-8 cycloalkyl, C2-4 alkenyl, C2-4 alkynyl, heteroaryl, aryl or NR7R8.

US Pat. No. 10,214,485

METHOD OF REPROCESSING ALKANESULFONIC ACID

BASF SE, Ludwigshafen am...

1. A method of reprocessing alkanesulfonic acid employed in a chemical process as an agent, catalyst or solvent, the method comprising:(a) removing an alkanesulfonic acid-comprising stream from a reaction mixture generated in the chemical process,
(b) feeding the alkanesulfonic acid-comprising stream into a melt crystallization as a starting melt to form crystals of the alkanesulfonic acid, of hydrates of the alkanesulfonic acid or of a mixture of both suspended in a mother liquor,
(c) performing a solid-liquid separation to remove the crystals from the mother liquor,
(d) optionally washing the crystals to remove the mother liquor adhering to the crystals, and
(e) recycling the washed or unwashed crystals removed from the mother liquor into the chemical process.

US Pat. No. 10,214,484

METHOD FOR PREPARING ACROLEIN CYANOHYDRINS

Evonik Degussa GmbH, Ess...

1. A method for preparing a compound of formula (I)the method comprising:(a) reacting at least one compound of the formula (II)

with hydrocyanic acid and at least one base B, whereby a crude product CP comprising the compound of formula (I) and hydrocyanic acid is obtained; and
b) at least partially removing hydrocyanic acid from the crude product CP by subjecting the latter to stripping, whereby a pure product comprising the compound (I) is obtained, wherein the pure product has a reduced content of hydrocyanic acid compared to CP,
wherein the stripping is carried out at a pressure of <1 bar,
wherein optionally an inert stripping gas is used in countercurrent flow, and
wherein R1 and R2 are each independently hydrogen, an alkyl group, phenyl, or benzyl.

US Pat. No. 10,214,176

GAS GENERATOR

DAICEL CORPORATION, Osak...

1. A gas generator, comprising:a cylindrical housing having a first end whose opening is fixed with an ignition device, and a closed second end on an axially opposite side of the first end, the cylindrical housing including an ignition device chamber provided with the ignition device, a gas inflow chamber having a gas discharge port, and a pressurized gas chamber,
the ignition device chamber, the gas inflow chamber and the pressurized gas chamber being arranged in the cylindrical housing, in the above order from the first end;
a rupturable plate closing between the pressurized gas chamber and the gas inflow chamber and being fixed to an annular fixing portion extending radially inward from an inner circumferential wall surface of the cylindrical housing;
a breaking device for the rupturable plate being arranged between the ignition device chamber and the gas inflow chamber, the breaking device including,
a base whose outer circumferential surface abuts against the inner circumferential wall surface of the cylindrical housing, the base moving by a predetermined length (a length L) during actuation, and
a rod which extends from the base towards the rupturable plate, the rod including a rod main body portion which extends from the base, and an enlarged-diameter portion which has a diameter enlarged radially at a distal end portion of the rod main body portion;
the rupturable plate being fixed to the annular fixing portion, the rupturable plate facing a distal end surface of the enlarged diameter portion,
when the base of the breaking device moves in the axial direction by the length L during actuation, the enlarged-diameter portion of the breaking device being positioned inside the pressurized gas chamber after punching out the rupturable plate from the annular fixing portion, and the rod main body portion being positioned so as to oppose the annular fixing portion in a radial direction,
when a pressurized gas flows from the pressurized gas chamber to the gas discharge port, the pressurized gas passing through a gas passage to be discharged from the gas discharge port, the gas passage including a first annular passage in which a width between the enlarged-diameter portion and the annular fixing portion varies, and a second annular passage between the rod main body portion and the annular fixing portion,
a cross-sectional area of the second annular passage being the smallest among the cross-sectional area of the second annular passage, an area of a minimum width portion of the first annular passage and a total opening area of the gas discharge port, and Q<(A2?A1) being satisfied when Q denotes the cross-sectional area of the second annular passage, A1 denotes the area of the punched-out rupturable plate and A2 denotes an area of the minimum width portion of the first annular passage.

US Pat. No. 10,214,127

PASSENGER SEAT

Safran Seats USA LLC, Ga...

1. A passenger seat assembly comprising a plurality of passenger seats, wherein the passenger seat assembly comprises:a plurality of spreaders, each spreader comprising an upper portion and a lower portion separated by a transitional region;
a plurality of seat backs, each seat back comprising a central panel and a pair of extensions coupled to a lower end of the central panel, wherein the pair of extensions are pivotally coupled to the upper portions of two of the plurality of spreaders;
a base structure comprising a forward base frame tube and an aft base frame tube, wherein the forward base frame tube and the aft base frame tube pass through a pair of apertures in the lower portion of each spreader; and
at least two leg assemblies, each leg assembly comprising a forward leg portion, wherein the forward base frame tube and the aft base frame tube pass through a pair of apertures in the forward leg portion,
wherein an upper end of the forward leg portion of each leg assembly has a downward pitch in a forward direction between the aft base frame tube and the forward base frame tube such that the forward base frame tube is located at a lower height than the aft base frame tube.

US Pat. No. 10,214,126

SEAT BACK OF HYBRID CONSTRUCTION AND A PROCESS FOR FORMING A SEAT BACK OF HYBRID CONSTRUCTION

ADIENT LUXEMBOURG HOLDING...

6. A process, comprising:providing a plurality of separate seat back elements;
connecting said plurality of seat back elements via an overmolding material in an overmolding process to form a seat back structure, said seat back structure comprising a connecting means for connecting a support panel;
wherein said plurality of seat back elements comprise a headrest slide structure formed of a different material than the overmolding material, said headrest slide structure being integrally connected to said overmolded seat back member to form said seat back structure by said overmolding process with an integrally connected headrest slide structure, said headrest slide structure comprising a projection to define a male connection portion configured for slidably supporting a headrest.

US Pat. No. 10,214,125

AIR-CIRCULATION PROMOTION APPARATUS FOR VEHICLE

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. An air-circulation promotion apparatus for a vehicle, comprising:a seat disposed in the vehicle;
a seat outlet port provided in the seat;
an inlet port provided on a front side of the seat;
a face outlet port disposed frontward of the seat;
a swing louver disposed in the face outlet port and moved to control a direction of air blown out of the face outlet port;
a sensor that detects motion of the swing louver; and
a control unit configured to control the seat outlet port, wherein
the seat outlet port is provided in at least one of a corner portion and a side surface of the seat, the side surface extending in a front-rear direction of the vehicle,
the seat outlet port is configured to draw an air in a front area of the vehicle from the inlet port through the seat and blow the air toward a rear area of the vehicle or diagonally toward the rear area of the vehicle,
the seat outlet port includes:
a seat louver that rotates to control a direction of the air flow blown out of the seat outlet port; and
a louver drive device located on an end of the seat louver in a rotationally axial direction of the seat louver, the louver drive device controlling rotation of the seat louver, and
the control unit is configured to control the louver drive device to drive the seat louver in accordance with the motion of the swing louver based on a signal from the sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,214,124

SEAT LOCK APPARATUS

Mitsui Kinzoku Act Corpor...

1. A seat lock apparatus, comprising:a hook member configured to be rotationally biased elastically in a positive direction;
an interlocking unit configured to restrict rotation of the hook member in a negative direction; and
a cover member configured to cover an operation range of the hook member at one side of the hook member, the cover member including a striker entrance groove that a striker enters, wherein
the hook member includes:
a support shaft provided near one end of the hook member;
an inclined hook edge face provided at another end of the hook member, and configured to be rotationally biased in the negative direction by the entering striker coming into contact with the inclined hook edge face; and
an engagement groove that has a depth enabling the hook member to be in a locked position by the entering striker fitting into the depth after overriding the inclined hook edge face,
the interlocking unit is configured to be switched over:
to a restricting position of restricting the rotation of the hook member in the negative direction when the hook member is in engagement with the striker and is in the locked position; and
to an allowing position of allowing the rotation of the hook member in the negative direction when the striker enters and when an engagement releasing operation for the striker has been performed, and
the engagement groove has both end portions at a side of an opening of the engagement groove, each end portion being beyond the striker entrance groove to overlap the cover member as viewed along a shaft direction of the hook member when the hook member is at a position of being restricted from operating by the interlocking unit.

US Pat. No. 10,214,123

VEHICLE SEAT WITH CUSHION PLATE

TS Tech Co., Ltd., Saita...

1. A vehicle seat comprising:a seat back frame comprising:
side frames that form right and left side portions of the seat back frame;
an upper frame that connects the side frames at upper portions of the side frames; and
a lower frame that connects the side frames at lower portions of the side frames;
a cushion plate that is arranged inside the seat back frame; and
a coupling member that couples the cushion plate to the seat back frame, wherein:
the cushion plate includes an upper wide portion, a narrow portion that has a smaller width in a seat width direction than a width of the upper wide portion, and a lower wide portion,
the upper wide portion is larger in length in a seat up and down direction than the lower wide portion,
the upper wide portion, the narrow portion and the lower wide portion are integrally formed, and
a coupling portion of the coupling member coupled to the seat back frame is disposed on an outer side in the seat width direction relative to the narrow portion.

US Pat. No. 10,214,122

VEHICLE SEAT

TS Tech Co., Ltd., Saita...

1. A vehicle seat comprising:a bottom plate;
a seating portion;
a side portion; and
a surface material that covers the seating portion and the side portion;
wherein the vehicle seat is configured to be shifted between a seated state and a tip-up state by a rotation mechanism,
wherein a recessed portion of the bottom plate is formed for the rotation mechanism at a portion of the side portion of the vehicle seat that faces the rotation mechanism,
wherein the surface material comprises a seating portion covering portion that covers the seating portion, a side gusset portion that covers the side portion, and a cover member that covers the recessed portion,
wherein the cover member covers i) the recessed portion, and ii) a part of a side region of the bottom plate that is provided with the recessed portion, together from a front side of the vehicle seat,
wherein the recessed portion is a cut portion cut out into a circular arc shape,
wherein the side gusset portion is attached to and covers the cut portion along the cut portion, and
wherein the cover member covers an outside of the recessed portion covered with the side gusset portion.

US Pat. No. 10,214,121

METHOD OF ASSEMBLING A CHILD RESTRAINT HAVING A TILTABLE JUVENILE VEHICLE SEAT

Dorel Juvenile Group, Inc...

1. A method of assembling a child restraint comprises the steps ofmating a lock-pin mover of a slidable tilt controller on an underside of a tiltable juvenile vehicle seat for sliding movement between an extended seat-anchoring position and a retracted seat-tilting position,
coupling a mover-biasing spring to the tiltable juvenile vehicle seat and to the lock-pin mover to yieldably urge the lock-pin mover to the extended seat-anchoring position before the lock-pin mover is pivotability coupled to a seat support adapted to set on a passenger vehicle seat to position the tiltable juvenile vehicle seat on the passenger vehicle seat so that visual inspection of proper coupling of the mover-biasing spring to the tiltable juvenile vehicle seat and to the lock-pin mover by an assembly technician is possible, and
mounting the lock-pin mover on a seat support adapted to set on a passenger vehicle seat after the coupling step to support the lock-pin mover and the tiltable juvenile vehicle seat for pivotable movement as a unit relative to the seat support about a seat-pivot axis and locate the mover-biasing spring in a hidden position between the tiltable juvenile vehicle seat and the seat support that is not visible to the assembly technician so as to facilitate tilting movement of the juvenile vehicle seat relative to the seat-support between at least two different tilted positions when the lock-pin mover is moved by a caregiver against a biasing force provided by the mover-biasing spring to the retracted seat-tilting position.

US Pat. No. 10,214,120

SEAT TILT CONTROL MECHANISM

1. A seat tilt control mechanism for a vehicle comprising:a tilt drive assembly attached to a seat frame assembly;
wherein the tilt drive assembly includes a mounting plate having a large aperture, an output plate disposed on one side of the mounting plate, a drive disc disposed inside the large aperture, a drive plate disposed on an opposite side of the mounting plate, and a lever attached to the drive plate,
a tilt pivot assembly attached to a base assembly and the seat frame assembly; and
a drive link connecting the tilt drive assembly to the tilt pivot assembly,
wherein actuation of the tilt drive assembly adjusts a tilt position of the seat frame assembly with respect to the base assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,214,119

TRACK ADJUSTER

Lear Corporation, Southf...

1. A track adjuster, comprising:a cross member;
an end stop bracket;
an adjustable end stop lever; and
a connection member configured to actuate the adjustable end stop lever;
wherein the adjustable end stop lever is configured to rotate between a first position in which the adjustable end stop lever engages the end stop bracket and prevents movement of a seat from a comfort range into an easy entry range, and a second position in which the adjustable end stop lever does not prevent movement of the seat from the comfort range into the easy entry range;
wherein the cross member is configured for rotating independently of the adjustable end stop lever.

US Pat. No. 10,214,118

SYSTEMS, METHODS AND APPARATUSES ARE PROVIDED FOR AUTOMATED PASSENGER SEAT ADJUSTMENTS IN A VEHICLE

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A seat adjustment system for a vehicle, the seat adjustment system comprising:a plurality of sensors configured to produce sensor data associated with an occupancy by an internal or external user of a particular seat of the vehicle; and a processor, configured to receive the sensor data to:
determine a state of one or more settings of the seat adjustment system for the particular seat of the vehicle based on stored data or the received sensor data,
determine in a near future whether a particular seat will be occupied by the external user based on the received sensor data,
determine currently whether a particular seat is occupied by the internal user based on the received sensor data, and
determine currently whether a particular seat is not occupied by the internal user based on the received sensor data; and
adjust settings of the particular seat in accordance with determinations of the state of settings and occupancy of the particular seat, wherein the processor is coupled to a manual override switch and is further configured to:
activate or deactivate settings of the manual override switch wherein the manual override switch is responsive to an user input and is located within an arm length reach of the user in a front or rear seat of the vehicle,
reset the manual override switch to a default settings in accordance to a select set of stages of operation of the vehicle,
activate in conjunction with a locking of the vehicle or when either the front or rear seats are occupied, and
deactivate the seat belt adjustment system by an user input of a physical touch movement of the manual override switch resulting in an immediate stop of seat adjustments.

US Pat. No. 10,214,117

CONVEYANCE SEAT

TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI ...

1. A conveyance seat comprising:a seatback configured to be pivotable in a front-rear direction of the seat with respect to a seat cushion;
a first side frame portion configured to form a framework of the seatback and disposed on a first side in a seat width direction extending substantially in an up-down direction;
a second side frame portion configured to form the framework of the seatback together with the first side frame portion and disposed on a second side in the seat width direction extending substantially in the up-down direction;
a drive mechanism configured to generate driving force so as to pivot the first side frame portion and the second side frame portion in the front-rear direction of the seat, the drive mechanism being disposed on the first side frame portion facing the second side frame portion in the seat width direction;
a motor fixing portion disposed on the first side frame portion and provided with a fixing surface on which the drive mechanism is secured; and
a bracket configured to secure the drive mechanism to the fixing surface, wherein
the fixing surface is arranged in the seat width direction so as to be substantially perpendicular to a front-rear direction of the seat.

US Pat. No. 10,214,116

OPERATING DEVICE AND MOTOR VEHICLE SEAT

Faurecia Autositze GmbH, ...

1. A control device for a car seat, comprising:at least one touch-sensitive surface for generating a control signal for controlling a car seat function when touched by the hand of an operator;
at least one recess within which the at least one touch-sensitive surface is positioned, wherein the at least one recess is a groove or slot to accommodate an operator's fingers; and
a switch for switching between a variety of different switching levels, the variety of different switching levels each having different adjustment functions for the car seat.

US Pat. No. 10,214,115

MULTIPLE EVSE INSTALLATION WITH POWER SHARING SYSTEM FOR EVSE PAIRS SHARING A CIRCUIT BREAKER

Control Module, Inc., En...

1. A method for sharing power between a first EVSE and a second EVSE sharing a common power line having a pre-established current rating and a reduced current capacity comprising:connecting a first EVSE to an EV to begin a charge;
charging said first EV at a charge limited by the current capacity while the second EVSE is not connected to an EV;
connecting said second EVSE to an EV to begin a charge;
transmitting a command to the first EVSE and the second EVSE to limit the charge of each to no more than one-half the current capacity;
if either the first EVSE or the second EVSE stops charging, transmitting a restore command to charge the first EVSE or the second EVSE that does not stop charging at a charge limited by the current capacity;
at a pre-established time after charging the second EVSE, evaluating the charge current of the first EVSE and the second EVSE;
if the charging current of the first EVSE or the second EVSE is below one-half the current capacity, transmitting a reduce command to one of the first EVSE or the second EVSE and an increase command to the other of the first EVSE or the second EVSE, respectively, to reduce and increase the charge to the one and the other EVSE, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,213,731

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTINUOUS REMOVAL OF CARBON DIOXIDE VAPORS FROM GASES

Sustainable Energy Soluti...

1. A method for removing a carbon dioxide vapor from a carrier gas comprising:cooling the carrier gas by direct contact with a liquid mixture causing a portion of the carbon dioxide vapor to desublimate as a solid product into the liquid mixture, resulting in warming of the liquid mixture;
separating the solid product and the liquid mixture;
cooling the liquid mixture; and
recycling the liquid mixture to cool the carrier gas.

US Pat. No. 10,213,693

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR AWARDING TROPHIES

SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAI...

1. A computer-implemented method for assigning one or more trophies to a user, comprising:emulating a game in response to a request from a client device;
detecting a trophy trigger during emulation of the game by comparing a current program counter value to a predetermined program counter value and comparing a stored instruction in an instruction storage location to a predetermined instruction value when the current program counter value matches the predetermined program counter value;
performing one or more additional checks for validity before assigning the one or more trophies, wherein performing the one or more additional checks includes checking for recognition of a particular string within a frame image, API call, or frame image; and
assigning the one or more trophies to a user account that is associated with the user when the current program counter value matches the predetermined program counter value and the instruction in the instruction storage location matches the predetermined instruction value.
US Pat. No. 10,214,677

BREAKER FLUIDS AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

M-I L.L.C., Houston, TX ...

1. A method of breaking a filtercake in a wellbore, comprising:circulating a breaker fluid into the wellbore having a filtercake on the walls thereon, the filtercake including copolymer formed from at least one acrylamide monomer and at least one sulfonated anionic monomer, the breaker fluid comprising:
a base fluid; and
a mixture of hydrolysable esters of dicarboxylic acids comprising about 27-67 wt. % dimethyl glutarate, about 9-28 wt. % dimethyl succinate, and about 4-22 wt. % dimethyl adipate.