US Pat. No. 10,458,093

ON-SITE MANHOLE CASTING SYSTEM

1. An on-site manhole casting system comprising a top component, a main barrel component, and a base component, each component consisting of:a. a ribbed plastic outer barrel;
b. a ribbed plastic inner barrel;
c. a plurality of plastic tie strips used to connect the said outer and inner barrels;
d. a coupling mechanism consisting of a plastic outer coupling ring and a plastic inner coupling ring, both said coupling rings welded to the coupling ends of the top component, main barrel component and base component which connects the top, main barrel and base components; and
e. a concrete mixture that is poured into the space between the coupled outer and inner barrels, where the poured concrete is allowed to set, and the filled manhole casting system is then completely buried.

US Pat. No. 10,458,092

MODULAR RETAINING WALL SYSTEM AND FAçADE

Horacio Correia, Terrebo...

1. A retaining wall system comprising:at least one rear supporting block comprising top and bottom surfaces and a peripheral surface therebetween defining receiving slots on at least a portion thereof, each receiving slot being defined by a backing wall and interfacing side walls, the side walls defining an inner slot section that is wider than an outer slot section defining inner shoulders between the inner and outer slot sections;
at least one façade block comprising front and rear surfaces, top and bottom ends, and lateral sides, the top and bottom ends;
at least one connector comprising:a rear portion for being fitted into the receiving slot of the rear supporting block;a front portion for being connected to the top or bottom end of the façade block; anda longitudinal body interposed between the front and rear portions,wherein the front portion defines a tab element including apertures for receiving a pin member for being pinned to the façade block thereby connecting the connector to the façade block, the rear portion comprising a first section interposed between a second section thereof and the front portion, the second section being wider than the first section, the first and second sections comprising respective vertical flaps, the second section providing for being fitted within the inner slot section with the flaps thereof engaging the side walls and the shoulders, the first section providing for being fitted within the outer wall slot section with the flaps thereof engaging the side walls,
wherein the connector provides for connecting the façade block to the rear supporting block.

US Pat. No. 10,458,088

SOIL ADAPTIVE SMART CAISSON

1. A foundation piling with self-expanding footing that counteracts soil erosion, comprising:a vertical foundation member partially or fully embedded in earth, having an upper end, a lower end and a vertical surface, and capable of supporting a portion of building structure;
a first foundation member through-hole having a first through-hole upper opening and a first through-hole lower opening, said first foundation member through-hole extending vertically through the vertical foundation member upper end, through the vertical foundation member, and through the vertical foundation member lower end;
a first puncture-resistant foundation footing balloon member having a first balloon exterior surface, a first balloon interior and a first balloon upper surface adjacent the vertical foundation member lower end,
said first balloon exterior surface being encased in an expansible foundation mesh body having a foundation mesh body volume,
said first balloon exterior surface being adjacent earthen material capable of recession,
said first puncture-resistant foundation footing balloon member having a foundation footing balloon member maximum volume,
said foundation footing balloon member having a first neck opening in said balloon upper surface,
said first neck opening being operatively mated to said first foundation member through-hole lower opening so as to provide an open path via said first foundation member through-hole and via said first neck opening into said first balloon interior,
said first puncture-resistant foundation footing balloon member being partially or fully deflated after installation of the vertical foundation in earth is completed.

US Pat. No. 10,458,087

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DEWATERING SEDIMENT PONDS

AECOM Technical Services,...

1. A method for dewatering sediment in a sediment pond comprising:installing a plurality of co-planar drains within the sediment in an existing sediment pond, wherein each of the co-planar drains is installed after all sediment has been added to the sediment pond;
applying vacuum pressure to the plurality of co-planar drains, thereby drawing water from the sediment through the plurality of co-planar drains.

US Pat. No. 10,458,079

BRIDGING SYSTEM

Bright Structures Limited...

1. A bridging system comprising a bridge and a trolley, the bridge comprising a bridge deck having at least two pre-formed bridge sections in the form of ladders, each ladder having structural rigidity provided by at least two box section stringers connected together by at least one rung, and a connector for releasably connecting the at least two ladders together, the trolley including a set of wheels with a track width configured such that in use with the trolley located on the bridge deck, at least one wheel contacts one stringer and at least one other wheel contacts another stringer, the system further including guides for maintaining the at least one wheel in contact with the one stringer and for maintaining the at least one other wheel in contact with one of the other at least two stringers such that the trolley and bridge deck remain in contact while moving relative to, or with, one another for the launching of the bridge deck over a space to be bridged, the trolley being configured to carry goods and/or personnel over, and along, the bridge deck after the bridge has been positioned over the space to be bridged.

US Pat. No. 10,458,078

ROAD MILLING MACHINE AND METHOD FOR MEASURING THE MILLING DEPTH

Wirtgen GmbH, (DE)

1. A method for measuring the milling depth of a road milling machine, the machine being operative to mill a ground surface with a milling roller lowered to a milling depth to create a milling track, the machine including at least one side plate located to at least one side of the milling roller to engage an untreated ground surface, and the machine including a stripping plate operative to be lowered onto the milling track generated by the milling roller, the method comprising:measuring the milling depth of the milling track, the measuring including detecting a measurement value of a ground engaging sensor engaging the milling track; and
correcting the measured milling depth in dependence on an offset distance between the ground engaging sensor engaging the milling track and a rotational axis of the milling roller, when the machine frame does not extend parallel to the untreated ground surface.

US Pat. No. 10,458,077

VIBRATORY PLATE COMPACTOR WITH GRADING MEANS

1. A compactor for compacting soil, and having a vibratory plate and an upper mass connected to the vibratory plate and configured to provide vibrational movement of the vibratory plate relative to the upper mass, and having an operator handle for use in the directional control of the compactor, the improvement comprising:a grading blade mounted to the compactor; and
an adjustment means for upward and downward adjustment of the grading blade;
wherein the grading blade is mounted to the upper mass via a mounting assembly comprising:
two double-spar assemblies, one double-spar assembly on one side of the upper mass and the other double-spar assembly on an opposed side of the upper mass, each double-spar assembly comprising:
an upper spar pivotally connected to the upper mass at an upper spar mass pivot and pivotally connected to the grading blade at an upper spar blade pivot; and
a lower spar pivotally connected to the upper mass at a lower spar mass pivot and pivotally connected to the grading blade at an upper spar blade pivot,
wherein each upper spar mass pivot, upper spar blade pivot, lower spar mass pivot and upper spar blade pivot, has a pivot axis and the pivot axes of one double-spar assembly are aligned with the pivot axes of the other double-spar assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,458,074

ACCESS MAT COMPRISING SINGLE UNITARY PULTRUDED BODY

1. An access mat comprising:a single unitary body having a generally planar upper wall, a bottom wall and two side walls joining side edges of the upper wall and the bottom wall;
the upper wall forming an upper horizontal surface arranged to receive materials to be supported and the bottom wall arranged to rest on the ground;
the single unitary body including the upper wall, bottom wall and side walls being formed by pultrusion from composite material comprising longitudinally continuous fibers and a set resin so as to define an elongated tubular body of constant cross section enclosing a hollow interior of the single unitary body;
the single unitary body being free of filler material such that the hollow interior thereof is empty of filler material;
the single unitary body including a plurality of parallel reinforcing ribs extending along a length of the single unitary body and bridging the hollow interior in a direction across the thickness of the single unitary body so as to resist compression of the single unitary body in the direction of the thickness of the single unitary body, said ribs being integrally formed with the single unitary body by pultrusion from composite material comprising longitudinally continuous fibers and a set resin;
the bottom wall having a plurality of recessed channels therein where the recessed channels have a depth from the bottom surface greater than the thickness of the bottom wall, the recessed channels being arranged longitudinally of the single unitary body at spaced positions across the width of the single unitary body spaced from the side walls;
and a plurality of elongate connector members each shaped to fit into a respective one of the recessed channels with a bottom surface of the connector member coplanar with the bottom surface and a top surface of the connector member in engagement with a raised surface of the respective recessed channel;
the elongate connector members being arranged for connection of an end of the single unitary body to an adjacent end of another single unitary body by bridging from said single unitary body to the adjacent single unitary body;
the elongate connector members being formed by pultrusion from composite material comprising longitudinally continuous fibers and a set resin so as to define an elongated tubular body of constant cross section enclosing a hollow interior of the respective connector member.

US Pat. No. 10,458,072

METHOD FOR RENEWAL OF A TRACK

1. A method for renewal of a track, the method comprising the following steps:a) pivotably mounting a crane jib on a gantry crane having a first end supported on a track by vertically adjustable supporting devices, picking up a plurality of old track panels by using the crane jib projecting over the track from a train end of an on-track work train, and placing the old track panels on the work train, to create a renewal gap delimited by a gap beginning and a gap end and to expose ballast;
b) after the renewal gap has reached a desired maximum length, using the crane jib to introduce new ballast pre-deposited on the work train into the gap end of the renewal gap and grading the ballast;
c) placing a new track panel pre-deposited on the work train upon the graded ballast at the gap end by using the crane jib; and
d) moving the work train on the new track panel in a direction towards the renewal gap, and then repeating the introduction of ballast and the subsequent placement of a new track panel according to steps b) and c) until reaching the gap beginning.

US Pat. No. 10,458,071

METHOD OF INSTALLING INTERFACE PAD ON CONCRETE TIES

voestalpine Nortrak Inc.,...

1. A method of manufacturing a concrete tie having an embedded interface pad, comprising the steps of:providing at least one interface pad comprising a tubular body having opposed first and second ends separated by a sidewall and a contact pad on said second end;
providing a template comprising at least one opening;
placing said interface pad into said opening such that said second end abuts said template and said contact pad fits within said opening;
placing said template and said interface pad in a concrete tie form;
casting said concrete tie around said template and said interface pad such that said contact pad protrudes from said tie; and
removing said template from said tie once said concrete has hardened.

US Pat. No. 10,458,069

FIBROUS STRUCTURES

1. A fibrous structure, comprising:a plurality of discrete wet-formed knuckles arranged in a pattern of repeat units in an X-Y coordinate plane, and characterized by:
each of the discrete wet-formed knuckles within the repeat unit have substantially the same shape,
at least two of the plurality of discrete wet-formed knuckles within the repeat unit have varying size; and
wherein at least some of the discrete wet-formed knuckles are arranged in a plurality of rows of adjacent wet-formed knuckles, the rows separated in a Y-direction by a distance of between 0.020 inch and 0.200 inch, and including at least a first row and a second row, with an X-direction distance between at least two adjacent discrete wet-formed knuckles in the first row being different than the X-direction distance between at least two adjacent discrete wet-formed knuckles in the second row, the X-direction distance being between 0.010 inch and 0.100 inch.

US Pat. No. 10,458,065

SYSTEM OF ENTANGLEMENT AVOIDANCE

Thomas Collins Tallagnon,...

1. A method for preventing entanglements between a dead end and a live end of a wire rope, said method comprising the steps of:a.) providing a body, wherein the body comprises a first guide component that is configured at an offset from a second sheath portion of the body by a curved portion of the body;
b.) placing the first guide component of the body on the live end of the wire rope,
c.) threading the wire rope through a terminator wedge socket so that the dead end is aligned adjacent to the live end; and
d.) inserting the dead end of the wire rope into the second sheath portion of the body so that the second sheath portion of the body covers an end of the dead end and secures the dead end adjacent to the live end by the offset.

US Pat. No. 10,458,060

ROTATABLE IRONING BOARD ASSEMBLY

1. An ironing board assembly comprising:a post having an upper end and a lower end;
a rolling unit being attached to said lower end of said post to facilitate movement of said post;
a base being pivotally coupled to said upper end of said post, said base being positioned in a stored position being vertically orientated and pivotable into a deployed position being horizontally orientated;
a plate being rotatably coupled to said base;
an ironing board being attached to said plate; and
a catch being attached to and extending laterally outward from said post, said catch releasably engaging said ironing board when said ironing board is in a vertical orientation, said catch including a leg portion attached to a foot portion, said leg portion being attached to and extending away from said post adjacent to said rolling unit, said ironing board being positionable between said foot portion and said post to retain said ironing board in said vertical orientation.

US Pat. No. 10,458,059

BASEMENT ASSEMBLY FOR REDUCING NOISE LEVELS OF A HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCE

Whirlpool Corporation, B...

1. A basement assembly of a household appliance, comprising:a basement having a bottom compartment and a top compartment, the bottom compartment separated from the top compartment and comprising a plurality of voids;
a divider positioned within the basement and at least partially separating the bottom compartment from the top compartment, wherein the plurality of voids are defined within the divider;
a plurality of acoustic pads configured to reduce noise levels produced by the household appliance, each acoustic pad of the plurality of acoustic pads disposed within one void of the plurality of voids, respectively, wherein a portion of the plurality of acoustic pads extends through the divider; and
a cover member coupled to the basement and configured to confine the acoustic pads inside the bottom compartment and the voids.

US Pat. No. 10,458,058

90 DEGREE ADJUSTABLE CLOSE ELBOW

Lambro Industries, Inc., ...

1. A rotatable 90 degree fixed elbow connector for a dryer exhaust assembly, comprising:a first body half having a concave inner surface and a convex outer surface and a second body half having a concave inner surface and a convex outer surface and generally being a mirror image of said first body half, said first and second body halves being connected together to collectively form a hollow, tubular 90 degree fixed elbow body defining a channel therebetween and wherein said elbow body has a first open end and an opposite second open end disposed 90 degrees to said first open end;
a generally ring-shaped first collar having an inner end that is rotatably connected to said first end of said elbow body to permit said first collar to rotate 360 degrees relative to said elbow body and said first collar having an opposite outer end which is configured and dimensioned to connect to a dryer exhaust vent; and
a generally ring-shaped second collar having an inner end that is rotatably connected to said second end of said elbow body to permit said second collar to rotate 360 degrees relative to said elbow body and said second collar having an opposite outer end which is configured and dimensioned to connect to a dryer exhaust duct.

US Pat. No. 10,458,055

GARMENT PROCESSING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING GARMENT PROCESSING APPARATUS

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A laundry treating apparatus comprising:a drum in which laundry is stored, the drum having a drum inlet provided at a first end of the drum;
a tub for rotatably supporting the drum, the tub having a tub inlet communicating with the drum inlet;
a driving unit for rotating the drum;
a magnetic force generator that includes at least one permanent magnet provided in any one of the drum and the tub to generate a magnetic force;
a signal generator provided in the other one of the drum and the tub to generate different signals based on the magnetic force varied depending on a position of the magnetic force generator;
a first balancer having a ring shape and fixed to one of the first end or the second end of the drum and including a plurality of storage chambers arranged to form the ring shape;
a second balancer having a ring shape and fixed to the other of the first and second end of the drum and including a plurality of storage chambers arranged to form the ring shape; and
a controller for controlling an operation of the driving unit and a supply and a discharge of water to the first balancer and the second balancer independently in accordance with a signal provided by the signal generator while the drum is being rotated,
wherein the storage chambers of the first balancer and the second balancer are configured to receive and store water, and the water held in the plurality of storage chambers corrects an unbalanced state of the drum, and
wherein the first balancer and the second balancer are spaced apart by a constant vertical distance regardless of a rotation of the drum, and wherein each of the first and second balancers further include:
an inlet for allowing the water to enter each of the storage chambers;
an outlet for discharging the water inside each of the storage chambers to the drum; and
a housing water supply unit for supplying the water to the inlet.

US Pat. No. 10,458,054

COMBINATION WASHING AND DRYING APPARATUS

1. A combination washing and drying apparatus for washing and then drying a load of clothing after a single actuation, comprising:a housing having a bottom wall, a top wall substantially parallel to and upwardly displaced from said bottom wall, and a plurality of upstanding walls extending between said bottom wall and said top wall, said housing having a unitary and singular construction defining an interior area;
a washing assembly positioned in said interior area of said housing and that includes a washer drum having a first washer sleeve that has a cylindrical configuration defining an interior space for receiving the clothing into said interior area and defining a bottom opening and having a second washer sleeve that has a cylindrical configuration defining a washer aperture, said second washer sleeve being movable between a closed configuration at which said bottom opening and said washer aperture are offset such that said bottom opening is blocked by said second washer sleeve and an open configuration in which said bottom opening and said washer aperture are aligned for releasing the clothing from said interior space of said first washer sleeve;
a drying assembly positioned in said interior area of said housing and that includes a dryer drum having a first dryer sleeve that has a cylindrical configuration defining an interior space for receiving the clothing and defining a side opening and having a second dryer sleeve that has a cylindrical configuration defining a dryer side aperture, said second dryer sleeve being movable between a closed configuration at which said side opening and said dryer side aperture are offset such that said side opening is blocked by said second dryer sleeve and an open configuration in which said side opening and said dryer side aperture are aligned for receiving the clothing into said dryer drum; and
a conveyor assembly mounted in said interior are and that includes a continuous belt having a first end adjacent said bottom opening of said first sleeve of said washer drum and a second end adjacent said side opening of said first sleeve of said dryer drum, said continuous belt being operably movable when energized;
wherein:
said conveyor assembly is positioned inside said interior area of said housing and includes a motor associated with said continuous belt for continuously moving said continuous belt when energized;
said continuous belt includes a plurality of fins spaced apart along an upper surface of said continuous belt operable to move the clothing between said washer drum and said dryer drum;
wherein said continuous belt is energized automatically when said second washer sleeve is moved to said open configuration, wherein said washer aperture is aligned with said bottom opening;
wherein said second dryer sleeve is operable to move automatically to said open configuration when said continuous belt is energized, wherein said side opening and said dryer side aperture are aligned;
an activation button mounted on said top wall of said housing
a controller in electrical communication with said washer assembly, said drying assembly, said conveyor assembly, and said activation button;
wherein said controller is operable to:
energize said washer assembly to perform a wash cycle when said activation button is activated;
when said wash cycle is complete, actuate said second washer sleeve to move to said open configuration wherein said washer aperture is aligned with said bottom opening;
when said wash cycle is complete, energize said continuous belt of said conveyor assembly;
when said wash cycle is complete, actuate said second dryer sleeve to move to said open configuration wherein said dryer side aperture is aligned with said side opening.

US Pat. No. 10,458,052

KNIT TEXTILES AND UPPERS, AND PROCESSES FOR MAKING THE SAME

Nike, Inc., Beaverton, O...

1. A combination upper and outsole for an article of footwear, comprising:a textile including a first textile zone and a second textile zone, wherein the textile forms at least a medial midfoot area, a lateral midfoot area, and a ground-facing outsole area of the combination upper and outsole,
wherein the first textile zone is rigid or semi-rigid and forms at least a portion of the ground-facing outsole area of the combination upper and outsole, and forms at least a portion of the ground-facing outsole area of an article of footwear when the combination upper and outsole is present in an article of footwear;
wherein the first textile zone includes a first re-flowed material, wherein the first re-flowed material is a melted and re-solidified product of a first yarn, and wherein the first re-flowed material comprises a low processing temperature polymeric composition, the low processing temperature polymeric composition comprising one or more first thermoplastic polymers; and wherein the low processing temperature polymeric composition exhibits a melting temperature Tm that is 135° C. or less;
wherein the second textile zone is flexible and/or pliable and forms at least a portion of the upper of the combination upper and outsole, and forms at least a portion of the upper of the article of footwear when the combination upper and outsole is present in an article of footwear; and
wherein the second textile zone includes a second yarn, the second yarn comprising a high processing temperature polymeric composition, the high processing temperature polymeric composition comprising one or more second thermoplastic polymers, wherein the high processing temperature polymeric composition exhibits at least one of: 1) a creep relaxation temperature Tcr; 2) a heat deflection temperature Thd; or 3) a Vicat softening temperature Tvs that is greater than the melting temperature Tm of the low processing temperature polymeric composition,
wherein the combination upper and outsole includes at least a portion of the second yarn in at least a first course of loops and a second course of loops, and at least a portion of the first re-flowed material connects at least a portion of the first course of loops with at least a portion of the second course of loops.

US Pat. No. 10,458,047

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR RECYCLING FIBERS FROM TEXTILES WASTE

Novetex Textiles Limited,...

1. A system for recycling fibers from textiles waste, comprising:a first sanitization device;
a pre-processing device;
a fabric sorting device;
a storage device;
a fiber processing device; and
a second sanitization device mounted in the fiber processing device;
wherein the first sanitization device, the pre-processing device, the fabric sorting device, the storage device and the fiber processing device are arranged along a transmission path of the textiles waste.

US Pat. No. 10,458,039

ASYMMETRIC MONOMETALLIC NANOROD NANOPARTICLE DIMER AND RELATED COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A method comprising:reacting metallic nanorods in the presence of at least one solvent, at least one metal precursor, at least one organic ligand, and at least one reducing agent in effective amounts and reaction conditions,
wherein the effective amounts and reaction conditions result in an asymmetric monometallic nanorod-nanoparticle dimer reaction product, with the nanorod and the nanoparticle of the dimer reaction product intergrown through metallic bonding.

US Pat. No. 10,458,038

CONDUCTIVITY BASED ON SELECTIVE ETCH FOR GAN DEVICES AND APPLICATIONS THEREOF

Yale University, New Hav...

1. An integrated optoelectronic device comprising:a first layer comprising gallium nitride located on a substrate;
a second layer comprising porous gallium nitride having an n-type conductivity located on a side of the first layer opposite the substrate and forming one layer of a distributed Bragg reflector; and
an active region formed on a side of the second layer opposite the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,458,036

LEAK CHECKING METHOD, LEAK CHECKING APPARATUS, ELECTROPLATING METHOD, AND ELECTROPLATING APPARATUS

EBARA CORPORATION, Tokyo...

1. An electroplating method comprising:setting a substrate, to be plated, on a substrate holder in a substrate attachment and detachment section;
performing a leak checking method comprising:
holding the substrate with the substrate holder, the substrate holder including a first holding member and a second holding member, the second holding member having an opening through which a surface of the substrate is exposed;
pressing a sealing projection of the second holding member against the surface of the substrate when holding the substrate with the substrate holder;
covering the surface of the substrate, exposed through the opening, the sealing projection with a sealing cap;
forming a hermetic space between the sealing cap and the substrate holder;
introducing a pressurized gas into the hermetic space;
detecting a pressure of the pressurized gas in the hermetic space;
determining whether there is a gas leakage within the hermetic space; and immersing the substrate, held by the substrate holder, in a plating solution; and plating the substrate if no gas leakage is found.

US Pat. No. 10,458,034

ANODIZING TREATMENT METHOD AND STRUCTURE OF INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

Suzuki Motor Corporation,...

1. A structure of an internal combustion engine, comprising at least:a first anodic oxide coating on a surface of an aluminum-based material constituting a combustion chamber in an internal combustion engine; and
a second anodic oxide coating on a surface of the first anodic oxide coating,
wherein the first anodic oxide coating has more pores therein than the second anodic oxide coating, and a film thickness of the first anodic oxide coating is greater than a film thickness of the second anodic oxide coating,
wherein the film thickness of the second anodic oxide coating is 10 ?m to 100 ?m, and a total film thickness of the first anodic oxide coating and the second anodic oxide coating is greater than or equal to 50 ?m, and
wherein the second anodic oxide coating has a random orientation by AC-DC superimposition electrolysis.

US Pat. No. 10,458,033

SEPARATION OF ALPHA EMITTING SPECIES FROM PLATING BATHS

International Business Ma...

1. A plating tool comprising:a reservoir comprising a plating solution comprising a trace amount of Polonium (Po), and;
a filter comprising a Polonium (Po) filter element that filters Po such that the trace amount of Po is absorbed by the filter.

US Pat. No. 10,458,030

ION EXCHANGE MEMBRANE ELECTROLYTIC CELL

BLUESTAR (BEIJING) CHEMIC...

1. An ion exchange membrane electrolytic cell, comprising an anode chamber and a cathode chamber, wherein:a gas-liquid separation chamber is disposed in the anode chamber and/or the cathode chamber, said gas-liquid separation chamber is partially located inside said anode chamber and/or said cathode chamber; wherein a first portion of said gas-liquid separation chamber, which is configured to accommodate liquid, is disposed inside said anode chamber and/or said cathode chamber, and a second portion of said gas-liquid separation chamber, which is configured to accommodate gas, is disposed outside of said anode chamber and/or said cathode chamber; said gas-liquid separation chamber includes a top wall, a bottom wall, a side wall and a flat plate;
a gas-liquid channel is formed between said flat plate and said side wall;
said top wall is disposed outside of said anode chamber and/or said cathode chamber, and said top wall is connected to a base plate of said anode chamber and/or said cathode chamber; and
said bottom wall is disposed inside said anode chamber and/or said cathode chamber; and
said bottom wall is connected to a bottom end of said side wall;
a gas-liquid inlet of said gas-liquid separation chamber is disposed outside of said anode chamber and/or said cathode chamber;
a top end of said side wall is higher than a bottom end of said flat plate.

US Pat. No. 10,458,026

METHOD OF PRODUCING GRAPHENE

Cambridge Enterprise Limi...

1. A method of producing graphene sheets comprising the steps of,(a) forming a carbonaceous powder by electrochemical erosion of a graphite electrode in a molten salt comprising hydrogen ions,
(b) recovering the resulting carbonaceous powder from the molten salt liquid, and
(c) thermally treating the carbonaceous powder by heating the carbonaceous powder in a non-oxidising atmosphere to produce a thermally treated powder comprising graphene sheets,
in which the molten salt is in contact with a moist gas during the electrochemical erosion of the graphite electrode, water from the moist gas either dissolving in the molten salt or reacting with the molten salt to introduce hydrogen ions into the molten salt.

US Pat. No. 10,458,024

ELECTROCHEMICAL REACTION DEVICE

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA,...

1. An electrochemical reaction device comprising:a reaction vessel comprising a first accommodating part configured to accommodate a first electrolytic solution containing carbon dioxide, a second accommodating part configured to accommodate a second electrolytic solution containing water, a first inflow port for introducing the first electrolytic solution containing the carbon dioxide to the first accommodating part, a first outflow port for discharging the first electrolytic solution containing a first gas component from the first accommodating part, a second inflow port for introducing the second electrolytic solution to the second accommodating part, and a second outflow port for discharging the second electrolytic solution containing a second gas component from the second accommodating part;
a reduction electrode disposed in the first accommodating part;
an oxidation electrode disposed in the second accommodating part;
a power supply connected to the reduction electrode and the oxidation electrode;
a first gas/liquid separating unit configured to separate the first electrolytic solution and the first gas component containing a gas reduction product and the carbon dioxide, and comprising a third inflow port for introducing the first electrolytic solution containing the first gas component discharged from the first outflow port, a third outflow port for discharging the first gas component separated from the first electrolytic solution, and a fourth outflow port for discharging the first electrolytic solution from which the first gas component is separated;
a first gas/liquid mixing unit configured to mix the first gas component with the first electrolytic solution, and comprising a fourth inflow port for introducing the first electrolytic solution discharged from the fourth outflow port, a fifth inflow port for introducing the first gas component discharged from the third outflow port, a fifth outflow port for discharging the first electrolytic solution in which the carbon dioxide is dissolved, and a sixth outflow port for taking out the gas reduction product not dissolving in the first electrolytic solution; and
a second gas/liquid mixing unit configured to dissolve carbon dioxide in the first electrolytic solution, and comprising a sixth inflow port for introducing the first electrolytic solution discharged from the fifth outflow port, a seventh inflow port for introducing the first electrolytic solution from a first electrolytic solution tank, an eighth inflow port for injecting carbon dioxide from a carbon dioxide tank into the first electrolytic solution introduced from the sixth inflow port and the seventh inflow port, and a seventh outflow port for sending the first electrolytic solution in which the carbon dioxide dissolves to the first inflow port.

US Pat. No. 10,458,019

FILM DEPOSITION APPARATUS HAVING A PERIPHERAL SPIRAL GAS CURTAIN

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RES...

1. A film deposition apparatus having a peripheral gas curtain that prolongs reaction gas residence time, comprising:a process chamber defining a processing space and having two sides in which are defined respective side openings;
a first gas showerhead unit arranged proximate to a top portion of the process chamber, having a reaction gas supply chamber that receives reaction gas provided through a top portion of the first gas showerhead unit, and having a gas distribution plate, in which are defined a plurality of gas through holes provided in a bottom portion of the first gas showerhead unit in line with center portions of the respective side openings of the process chamber through which the reaction gas is injected from the reaction gas supply chamber into the processing space of the process chamber as a vertically downward flow to form a reaction gas region;
a substrate platform disposed within the processing space below the respective side openings of the process chamber, configured to be movable up and down, and arranged to receive a substrate on which a film is to be deposited and to expose the substrate to the reaction gas within the reaction gas region;
a vacuum pump connected to said respective side openings of the process chamber to cause a vacuum negative pressure to build inside the processing space of the process chamber;
a second gas showerhead unit arranged proximate to the top portion of the process chamber, circumferentially surrounding a periphery of the first gas showerhead unit, having a buffer gas chamber that receives buffer gas provided in a top portion of the buffer gas chamber, and having a gas curtain distribution plate, in which is defined a plurality of buffer gas through holes, provided in a bottom portion of the buffer gas chamber in line with center portions of the respective side openings of the process chamber through which the buffer gas is injected into the processing space of the process chamber as said peripheral gas curtain which surrounds the periphery of the reaction gas region in a manner effective to maintain the vertically downward flow of the reaction gas and reduce removal of the reaction gas due to the vacuum negative pressure caused by the vacuum pump so as to prolong reaction gas residence time; and
a circulation cooling unit, disposed at a position between the first gas showerhead unit and the second gas showerhead unit and surrounding the periphery of the first gas showerhead unit;
wherein the plurality of buffer gas through holes defined in the gas curtain distribution plate is a plurality of oblique through holes, each oblique through hole of the plurality of oblique through holes being inwardly inclined toward the processing space of the process chamber, and the peripheral gas curtain being a spiral gas curtain, and
wherein each oblique through hole of the plurality of oblique through holes has a cross section that is a circle or a slit.

US Pat. No. 10,458,018

STRUCTURES INCLUDING METAL CARBIDE MATERIAL, DEVICES INCLUDING THE STRUCTURES, AND METHODS OF FORMING SAME

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

1. A method of forming a thin-film structure, the method comprising the steps of:providing a substrate;
depositing a first metal carbide layer, having a first resistivity, using a first precursor and a second precursor;
depositing a second metal carbide layer, having a second resistivity, using a third precursor and a fourth precursor;
performing one or more of introducing nitrogen to a reaction chamber during the step of depositing the first metal carbide layer and introducing nitrogen to a reaction chamber during the step of depositing the second metal carbide layer to incorporate nitrogen into one or more of the first metal carbide layer and the second metal carbide layer;
wherein the first precursor is purged prior to introduction of the second precursor,
wherein the second precursor is purged prior to introduction of the third precursor,
wherein the third precursor is purged prior to introduction of the fourth precursor,
wherein at least one of the third precursor and the fourth precursor differs from both the first precursor and the second precursor,
wherein at least one of the second precursor and the fourth precursor comprises an alkyl or alkenyl aluminum compound with one or more C3-C7 ligands, and
wherein the first resistivity differs from the second resistivity.

US Pat. No. 10,458,017

FILM-FORMING APPARATUS TO FORM A FILM ON A SUBSTRATE

TOSHIBA MITSUBISHI-ELECTR...

1. A film forming apparatus for forming a film on a substrate, comprising:a spray nozzle from which a solution in droplet form is to be sprayed;
a first chamber to house said solution in droplet form that is to be sprayed from said spray nozzle;
a first gas supply port from which gas is to be injected and caused to collide with said solution housed in said first chamber, said solution in droplet form being transformed into a mist by colliding with said gas injected from said first gas supply port in said first chamber;
a second chamber provided adjacent to said first chamber;
a through hole that is formed in a wall surface between said first chamber and said second chamber and through which said solution in mist form is led from said first chamber into said second chamber;
a mist outlet that is formed in said second chamber to face said substrate provided outside said second chamber and from which said solution in mist form is misted onto said substrate; and
a second gas supply port formed in said second chamber, from which gas is to be injected to lead said solution in mist form that is housed in said second chamber to said mist outlet,
wherein a cross-sectional area of the second chamber along planes parallel to the substrate is substantially constant from the second gas supply port to the mist outlet.

US Pat. No. 10,458,016

METHOD FOR FORMING A PROTECTIVE FILM

Tokyo Electron Limited, ...

1. A method for forming a film, comprising steps of:supplying a source gas containing an organic metal gas containing an amino group to a substrate having a plurality of recessed shapes and a flat area between the plurality of recessed shapes so as to cause the source gas to adsorb on the flat area between the plurality of recessed shapes;
supplying H2O2 gas to the substrate to oxidize the source gas adsorbed on the surface of the substrate by thermal oxidation, thereby depositing an oxidation film of an organic metal contained in the organic metal gas on the flat area between the plurality of recessed shapes,
wherein the steps of supplying the source gas to the substrate and supplying the oxidation gas to the substrate are repeated at a rate in a range of 90 to 300 cycles per minute such that the source gas adsorbs only on the flat area between the plurality of recessed shapes.

US Pat. No. 10,458,013

FERRITIC STAINLESS STEEL AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCING SAME

JFE STEEL CORPORATION, C...

2. A ferritic stainless steel comprisinga chemical composition consisting of, in mass %:
0.003% to 0.025% of C;
0.05% to 1.00% of Si;
0.05% to 1.00% of Mn;
0.04% or less of P;
0.01% or less of S;
16.0% to 23.0% of Cr;
0.20% to 0.80% of Cu;
0.05% to 0.60% of Ni;
0.20% to 0.70% of Nb;
0.005% to 0.020% of N; and
one or more of:
0.05% to 0.20% of Mo;
0.01% to 0.15% of Al;
0.01% to 0.15% of Ti;
0.01% to 0.20% of V;
0.0003% to 0.0030% of Ca; and
0.0003% to 0.0030% of B,
the balance being Fe and incidental impurities, wherein
a nitrogen-enriched layer is present that has a nitrogen concentration peak value of 0.03 mass % to 0.30 mass % at a depth of within 0.05 ?m of a surface of the steel.

US Pat. No. 10,458,011

TERNARY CERAMIC THERMAL SPRAYING POWDER AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THERMAL SPRAYED COATING USING SAID POWDER

Mesocoat, Inc., Euclid, ...

1. A method of forming a thermal sprayed coating on a substrate, the steps comprising:providing a thermal spray powder comprising:
one or more ternary boride ceramics of Metal-Mo—B, Metal-Mo2—B2, or Metal2-Mo2—B2 from about 20-70% by weight, where Metal is Ni;
one or more binary molybdenum borides from 0-60% by weight; and,
one or more metal binary borides from 0-50% by weight, where the one or more metal binary borides are selected from Cr, Fe, or Ni; and,
thermally spraying the thermal spray powder onto the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,458,010

SUBSTRATE LIQUID PROCESSING APPARATUS, SUBSTRATE LIQUID PROCESSING METHOD, AND STORAGE MEDIUM

Tokyo Electron Limited, ...

1. A substrate liquid processing apparatus comprising:a processing bath in which a mixture of sulfuric acid and hydrogen peroxide is stored, and a substrate is immersed in the stored mixture such that a processing is performed on the substrate;
an outer bath configured to receive the mixture flowing out from the processing bath;
a circulation line including a pump and a filter connected to the pump, and configured to return the mixture in the outer bath to the processing bath;
a sulfuric acid supply unit including a sulfuric acid supply line and configured to directly supply the sulfuric acid to the mixture in the outer bath through a tip end of the sulfuric acid supply line;
a first hydrogen peroxide supply unit including a first branch supply line and a hydrogen peroxide pump connected to the first branch supply line, the hydrogen peroxide pump being configured to directly supply the hydrogen peroxide to the mixture in the outer bath through a tip end of the first branch supply line;
a second hydrogen peroxide supply unit including a second branch supply line and configured to supply the hydrogen peroxide to the mixture flowing through a downstream side of the pump and the filter in the circulation line; and
a sampling line branched from the circulation line to be connected to the outer bath and including a concentration sensor configured to monitor concentrations of the hydrogen peroxide and the sulfuric acid contained in the mixture, respectively, such that the concentrations of the hydrogen peroxide and the sulfuric acid are maintained in a predetermined range, respectively,
a controller programmed to control operations of the sulfuric acid supply unit, the first hydrogen peroxide supply unit, the second hydrogen peroxide supply unit and the concentration sensor,
wherein the controller is further programmed to perform a replenishment of the hydrogen peroxide during the predetermined time period such that:
a supply amount of the hydrogen peroxide supplied from the second hydrogen peroxide supply unit is set to be greater than a supply amount of the hydrogen peroxide supplied from the first hydrogen peroxide supply unit in a first period after the substrate is introduced into the processing bath, and
the supply amount of the hydrogen peroxide supplied from the first hydrogen peroxide supply unit is set to be greater than the supply amount of the hydrogen peroxide supplied from the second hydrogen peroxide supply unit while the substrate is in the processing bath in a second period after the first period.

US Pat. No. 10,458,001

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A COMPONENT FROM A COMPOSITE MATERIAL COMPRISING A METAL MATRIX AND INCORPORATED INTERMETALLIC PHASES

MTU AERO ENGINES AG, Mun...

1. A method for producing a component of a composite material comprising a metal matrix and incorporated intermetallic phases, wherein the method comprises:providing powders of at least one member from the group which comprises pure chemical elements, alloys, chemical compounds and material composites, the powders corresponding overall to a chemical composition of the composite material of the component, each individual powder having a chemical composition which is different from the chemical composition of the composite material of the component,
compacting the powders,
bonding the powders to one another to form a unit and thermoplastically shaping the unit, the composition of the composite material of the component being as follows:
from 40 at % to 55 at % molybdenum,
from 5 at % to 20 at % silicon,
from 5 at % to 15 at % boron,
from 20 at % to 40 at % titanium,
from 1 at % to 5 at % iron,
from 0 at % to 5 at % yttrium,
from 0 at % to 5 at % hafnium,
from 0 at % to 5 at % zirconium,
from 0 at % to 5 at % niobium,
from 0 at % to 2 at % tungsten,
and unavoidable impurities.

US Pat. No. 10,457,999

METHOD FOR PLATINUM GROUP METALS RECOVERY FROM SPENT CATALYSTS

YEDA RESEARCH AND DEVELOP...

1. A method for recovery of platinum group metals from a spent catalyst, the method comprising:crushing said spent catalyst to obtain a catalyst particulate material including particles having a predetermined grain size;
impregnating the catalyst particulate material with a chloride aqueous solution; wherein said chloride aqueous solution comprises dissolving at least one chloride salt and at least one hypochlorite salt in water;
providing a chlorine containing gas and supplying thereof to a reaction zone;
subjecting the catalyst particulate material to a chlorinating treatment in the reaction zone at a predetermined temperature for a predetermined time period by putting the catalyst particulate material in contact with the chlorine containing gas to yield a volatile platinum group metal-containing chloride product;
optionally applying an electromagnetic field to the chlorine-containing gas in the reaction zone to provide ionization of chlorine; thereby to cause a chemical reaction between platinum group metals; and
cooling said volatile platinum group metal-containing chloride product to convert said volatile platinum group metal-containing chloride product into solid phase platinum group metal-containing materials.

US Pat. No. 10,457,996

NANOCRYSTALLINE BAINITIC STEELS, SHAFTS, GAS TURBINE ENGINES, AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURING NANOCRYSTALLINE BAINITIC STEELS

ROLLS-ROYCE plc, London ...

1. A nanocrystalline bainitic steel consisting of, by weight percentage:0.3% to 0.6% carbon;
9.0% to 20.0% nickel;
up to 10% cobalt;
1.0% to 4.5% aluminium;
up to 0.5% molybdenum;
up to 0.5% manganese;
up to 0.5% tungsten;
up to 3.0% chromium,
a plurality of nickel aluminide intermetallic particles formed from said nickel and aluminium; and
the balance being iron and impurities.

US Pat. No. 10,457,987

KITS AND METHODS FOR MULTIPLEX ANALYSIS OF 13 MR Y-STRS

University of Central Lan...

7. A kit comprising a set of primers for the co-amplification of a group of rapidly mutating Y chromosome short tandem repeats (RM Y-STRs), wherein the set of primers comprises each of SEQ ID NOS: 1 to 26, and wherein at least one of the primers comprises a detectable label.

US Pat. No. 10,457,983

ANALYTIC DEVICE

B IOMEME, INC.

1. A portable analytic device for processing a biological sample, comprising:a housing;
at least one heating block within said housing, wherein said at least one heating block comprises at least one recess that is configured to receive an assay tube;
at least one heating unit in thermal communication with said at least one heating block, which at least one heating unit provides thermal energy to said assay tube through said at least one heating block;
an excitation source positioned to expose said assay tube to an excitation energy; and
a processing unit comprising a circuit within said housing, wherein said processing unit is operatively coupled to said at least one heating unit and said excitation source, wherein said processing unit is configured to communicate with a mobile electronic device external to said housing, and wherein said processing unit is configured to:
(a) receive instructions from said mobile electronic device external to said housing for processing said biological sample in said assay tube,
(b) in response to said instructions, (i) direct said at least one heating unit to provide thermal energy to said at least one heating block to provide heat to said assay tube, and (ii) direct said excitation source to expose said assay tube to excitation energy.

US Pat. No. 10,457,979

TRANSLOCATION CONTROL FOR SENSING BY A NANOPORE

STRATOS GENOMICS, INC., ...

1. A method for controlling the translocation of a target molecule for sensing by a nanopore, comprising passing the target molecule through the nanopore subjected to a base line voltage and a pulsed voltage, wherein the target molecule comprises two or more duplex features which provide translocation control by hybridization, and wherein the periodicity of the pulsed voltage ranges from between greater than 100 Hz to 4,000 Hz.

US Pat. No. 10,457,977

PARTICLE-ASSISTED NUCLEIC ACID SEQUENCING

President and Fellows of ...

1. A method of at least partially determining the sequence of a target nucleic acid, the method comprising:passing a microfluidic droplet containing a target nucleic acid through a microfluidic channel;
injecting a plurality of particles into the microfluidic droplet containing the target nucleic acid, at least some of the particles have nucleic acid probes fastened thereto that can hybridize with said target nucleic acid, and wherein the particles comprise a gel;
hybridizing said nucleic acid probes to the target nucleic acid; and
at least partially determining the sequence of the target nucleic acid.

US Pat. No. 10,457,971

METHOD OF MAKING AN ELECTROCHEMICAL SENSOR STRIP

ASCENSIA DIABETES CARE HO...

1. A method of making an electrochemical sensor strip, the method comprising:depositing a first electrode on a base;
depositing a second electrode on the base;
applying a first reagent layer onto the first electrode, the first reagent layer comprising an electroactive organic molecule and an oxidoreductase configured to facilitate a redox reaction of an analyte; and
applying a second reagent layer onto the second electrode, the second reagent layer consisting essentially of a redox pair comprising a first soluble redox species and a second soluble redox species, the redox pair being selected from a group consisting of an organotransition metal complex, a transition metal coordination complex, and mixtures thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,457,962

METHODS OF ANAEROBIC DIGESTION OF BIOMASS TO PRODUCE BIOGAS

Virerco AD, LLC, Ridgefi...

1. A mobile system for digesting organic matter and producing biogas, the system comprising:a shipping container or trailer adapted for carriage on a truck or train; the shipping container or trailer containing:
a digester comprising:
a pump for pumping an aqueous liquid containing organic material into
a hydrolysis tank containing hydrolytic microorganisms; the hydrolysis tank directly hydraulically connected to
a solids separator to separate undigested solids, the solids separator directly hydraulically connected to
a methanogenesis tank comprising fixed film methanogens and an outlet for liquid effluent;
a heater adapted for heating liquid in the container or liquid fed into the hydrolysis tank or methanogenesis tank;
a plurality of instruments having detectors in contact with liquid or gas in the hydrolysis tank and methanogenesis tank;
the instruments linked to a computer for receiving data; and
the computer linked to a modem for transmitting data from the shipping container or trailer to a remote computer;
wherein the solids separator is adapted and positioned for accepting hydrolysis effluent from the hydrolysis tank, separating solids from the hydrolysis effluent to produce a solids fraction and a screened hydrolysis effluent, and transferring the screened hydrolysis effluent to the methanogenesis tank.

US Pat. No. 10,457,934

METHODS FOR GENOME ASSEMBLY, HAPLOTYPE PHASING, AND TARGET INDEPENDENT NUCLEIC ACID DETECTION

Dovetail Genomics, LLC, ...

1. A method of assaying for nucleic acid species diversity in a heterogeneous sample comprising at least two species, comprisinga) obtaining a stabilized nucleic acid sample comprising a diverse plurality of nucleic acids from at least two species stabilized such that, for at least a first member of the plurality, a first nucleic acid segment and a second nucleic acid segment are held together independent of their common phosphodiester backbone, wherein said phosphodiester backbone is cleaved between said first nucleic acid segment and said second nucleic acid segment, and for at least a second member of the plurality, a third nucleic acid segment and a fourth nucleic acid segment are held together independent of their common phosphodiester backbone, wherein said phosphodiester backbone is cleaved between said third nucleic acid segment and said fourth nucleic acid segment;
b) tagging said first nucleic acid segment with a first tag and said second nucleic acid segment with a second tag, such that said first nucleic acid segment and said second nucleic acid segment are identifiable as arising from a common nucleic acid of the diverse plurality of nucleic acids, and tagging said third nucleic acid segment with a third tag and said fourth nucleic acid segment with a fourth tag, such that said third nucleic acid segment and said fourth nucleic acid segment are identifiable as arising from a common nucleic acid of the diverse plurality of nucleic acids;
c) sequencing at least an identifiable portion of said first nucleic acid segment and said first tag, of said second nucleic acid segment and said second tag, of said third nucleic acid segment and said third tag, and of said fourth nucleic acid segment and said fourth tag;
d) constructing at least a first sequence scaffold comprising said first nucleic acid segment and said second nucleic acid segment and a second sequence scaffold comprising said third nucleic acid segment and said fourth nucleic acid segment; such that a plurality of segments of said diverse plurality of nucleic acids are assigned to at least one of the first or second sequence scaffold; and
e) counting a plurality of sequence scaffolds constructed,
wherein nucleic acid segments tagged such that they are identifiable as arising from a common nucleic acid of the diverse plurality of nucleic acids are assigned to a common scaffold; and
wherein the number of scaffolds generated indicates the species diversity in the heterogeneous sample.

US Pat. No. 10,457,931

PURIFICATION OF NUCLEIC ACID FROM A SAMPLE CONTAINING NUCLEIC ACID AND ENDOTOXIN

1. A process for purifying nucleic acids from a biologic sample containing nucleic acid, comprising the following steps:a) preparing a fluid sample containing nucleic acid and endotoxin each in dissolved form;
b) precipitating at least the nucleic acid and endotoxin from the fluid sample onto the surface of a solid carrier material selected from the group consisting of mineral carrier materials, quartz fibers, silica, glass, aluminum oxide, zeolite, titanium dioxide, zirconium dioxide, and combinations thereof;
c) washing the precipitated constituents of the liquid sample from step b) to at least partially remove the endotoxin with a washing solution which contains
(i) an amine compound of formula (I),

wherein R1, R2 and R3 independently of each other stand for a hydrogen atom, a (C1 to C6)-alkyl group, a (C1 to C6)-monohydroxyalkyl group, a (C2 to C6)-dihydroxyalkyl group, a (C3 to C6)-trihydroxyalkyl group, and at least one of the residues R1, R2 and R3 differs from a hydrogen atom and with a molar mass of ?500 g/mol and;
(ii) a C1-C6-monoalcohol, isopropanol, or a combination thereof, and
having a pH-value (20° C.) in the range from pH 3.0 to pH 8.5; and
d) dissolving the remaining nucleic acid derived from the washed, precipitated constituents from step c) by means of a dissolving buffer and capturing the dissolved nucleic acids,
wherein
the washing solution of step c) comprises the amine compound in a concentration of 200 mmol/L to 1,000 mmol/L.

US Pat. No. 10,457,912

STROMAL VASCULAR FRACTION PROCESSING DEVICES AND METHODS

FLEX PARTNERS

1. A tissue processing system comprising:a processing device including an outer housing that contains an inner compartment; and
a containment device that includes an outer body that releasably couples to the inner compartment of the processing device, the containment device comprising
a transfer line that includes a hollow passageway that extends a distance along a center axis of the outer body;
at least one chamber in fluid communication with the transfer line and positioned within the outer body;
a collection chamber releasably coupled to a collection port contained within the outer body, the collection chamber being in fluid communication with the transfer line; and
a shuttle valve including a transfer pathway that extends through the shuttle valve, the shuttle valve being moveable along the transfer line for creating, depending upon a position of the shuttle valve along the transfer pathway, a fluid pathway between two chambers of the at least one chamber or between a chamber of the at least one chamber and the collection chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,457,906

METHOD FOR THE EFFECTIVE DELIVERY OF PHOTONIC ENERGY TO CULTURES IN A FLUID MEDIUM

Staterra LLC, Woodinvill...

1. A device, comprising:a culture medium;
a container configured to house the culture medium; and
an assembly including a photonic device, the assembly is configured to generate a liquid energy transfer medium and deliver the liquid energy transfer medium between the culture medium and the photonic device to separate the photonic device from the culture medium, the assembly including one or more apertures sized and shaped to form one or more liquid replenishing lenses in response to the liquid energy transfer medium passing through the one or more apertures, the assembly including a fluid-light unit in the container configured to house the photonic device and to provide the liquid energy transfer medium, the fluid-light unit having the one or more apertures that are sized and shaped to form the one or more liquid replenishing lenses in response to the liquid energy transfer medium passing through the one or more apertures, wherein the photonic device is at least one from among a photoreceptor, a photoemitter, or a combination of the photoreceptor and the photoemitter, wherein the assembly further includes a pump coupled to the fluid-light unit and configured to continuously expose the photonic device to the liquid energy transfer medium, and wherein the assembly is configured to convey the photonic energy between the photonic device and the culture medium through the liquid energy transfer medium.

US Pat. No. 10,457,904

MINIATURIZED CONTINUOUS-FLOW FERMENTING APPARATUS

Iowa State University Res...

1. A miniaturized, continuous flow beverage fermenting apparatus, comprising:a housing comprising a first plate and a second plate, said first plate including a recessed channel, said recessed channel having a floor and opposing sidewalls defining the recessed channel;
a hydrophilic membrane generally adjacent the first plate;
a second membrane generally adjacent the second plate, wherein the second membrane comprises a hydrophobic membrane or a solid, non-porous membrane; and
a polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) layer around the outer perimeters of the first and second plates and positioned generally between the plates;
wherein the hydrophilic and second membranes are separated to allow yeast to be positioned therebetween;
wherein said second plate comprising a plurality of exhaust apertures therethrough; and
wherein the recessed channel of the first plate is serpentine-shaped.

US Pat. No. 10,457,895

WASHING OR CLEANING AGENT FOR REDUCING MALODORS

1. A washing or cleaning agent, wherein said washing or cleaning agent contains a metal organic framework (MOF) comprising organic ligands having the general formula (IV),wherein R1 to R4 in general formula (IV) represent, independently of each other, —H, —COOH, —COO?, —OH, or —NH2;wherein the washing or cleaning agent further comprises:a) 5 to 40 wt % anionic surfactants selected from the group consisting of alkylbenzene sulfonates, alkyl sulfates and mixtures thereof,
b) 0.5 to 25 wt % nonionic surfactants selected from the group consisting of fatty alcohol polyglycol ethers, alkyl polyglucosides, fatty acid glucamides and mixtures thereof;and wherein the metal organic framework is free of copper.

US Pat. No. 10,457,883

METHOD OF SEPARATING AND DE-WATERING FINE PARTICLES

Virginia Tech Intellectua...

1. A process of upgrading a low-rank coal comprising the steps ofa. heating said low-rank coal in a hydrothermal reactor in the presence of CO2,
b. displacing water released during the hydrothermal process with liquid CO2, and
c. transporting the dewatered coal under a CO2 atmosphere, thereby minimizing the possibility of spontaneous combustion.

US Pat. No. 10,457,878

PROCESS FOR RECOVERING HYDROCRACKED EFFLUENT

UOP LLC, Des Plaines, IL...

1. A hydroprocessing process comprising:hydrocracking a diesel feed stream in a hydrocracking reactor with a hydrogen stream over hydrocracking catalyst to provide a hydrocracked stream;
separating said hydroprocessed effluent stream in a separator to provide a vaporous hydrocracked stream and a liquid hydrocracked stream;
fractionating the liquid hydrocracked stream in a first fractionation column to provide a first overhead stream comprising LPG and light naphtha and a first bottoms stream comprising heavy naphtha and kerosene;
fractionating the first overhead stream in a second fractionation column to provide a second overhead stream comprising LPG and a second bottoms stream comprising light naphtha;
fractionating the first bottoms stream in a third fractionation column to provide a third overhead stream comprising heavy naphtha and the second bottoms stream comprising distillate; and
heat exchanging the third overhead stream with a boilup stream taken from the second bottoms stream to reboil the boilup stream and return it to the second fractionation column.

US Pat. No. 10,457,876

SELECTIVE NAPHTHA REFORMING PROCESSES

Phillips 66 Company, Hou...

1. A process for reforming a hydrocarbon feedstock, comprising:a) providing a hydrocarbon feedstock comprising paraffins and naphthenes, each of which comprises from four to twelve carbon atoms, wherein the boiling point range of the hydrocarbon feedstock ranges from 12° C. to 230° C.;
b) contacting the hydrocarbon feedstock with a first reforming catalyst at a temperature, a pressure and a hydrogen to hydrocarbon ratio that facilitates the catalytic aromatization of naphthenes in the hydrocarbon feedstock, thereby converting the hydrocarbon feedstock to a first reformer effluent characterized by an increased research octane number and increased wt. % of aromatics, wherein the contacting catalytically converts less than 50% of paraffins in the hydrocarbon feedstock;
c) separating the first reformer effluent into a first fraction and a second fraction, wherein the first fraction is enriched in aromatics relative to the first reformer effluent and is suitable for use as a blend component of a liquid transportation fuel, and the second fraction is enriched in paraffins relative to the first reformer effluent;
d) combining the second fraction with a second reforming catalyst at a temperature, a pressure and a hydrogen to hydrocarbon ratio that facilitates catalytic dehydrogenation of at least 50% of the paraffins in the second fraction by the second reforming catalyst, thereby producing a second reformer effluent that predominantly comprises olefins comprising four or five carbon atoms and unreacted paraffins and is characterized by an increased research octane number relative to the first reformer effluent.

US Pat. No. 10,457,871

COMPOUNDS AND LIQUID-CRYSTALLINE MEDIUM

MERCK PATENT GMBH, Darms...

1. A medium comprising one or more compounds of formula I in a concentration in the range from 1 ppm to 5,000 ppm,
in which
X1 is —O—, —(CO)—O—, —O—(CO)—, —O—(CO)—O—, —NH—, or —NH—(CO)—,
X2 is —O—, —(CO)—O—, —O—(CO)—, —O—(CO)—O—, or —NH—(CO)—,
Sp denotes straight-chain alkyl having 1 to 20 C atoms, also cycloalkyl, cycloalkylalkyl or alkylcycloalkyl, where one or more —CH2— groups in all these groups may each be replaced by —O— in such a way that no two O atoms in the molecule are connected directly to one another, and
R denotes straight-chain or branched alkyl having 1 to 10 C atoms, also cycloalkyl, cycloalkylalkyl or alkylcycloalkyl, where one or more —CH2— groups in all these groups may each be replaced by —O— in such a way that no two O atoms in the molecule are connected directly to one another.

US Pat. No. 10,457,870

CHIRAL COMPOUND, LIQUID CRYSTAL COMPOSITION CONTAINING THE SAME, OPTICALLY ANISOTROPIC BODY, AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE

SHIJIAZHUANG CHENGZHI YON...

1. A chiral compound, characterized in that the structural formula of said chiral compound is as represented by the following formula I:
in said formula I, A and B are each independently selected from any one of cyclohexyl, phenyl, phenyl with at least one —CH— substituted with N, and cyclohexyl with at least one —CH2— substituted with S or O;
X1, X2, Y1 and Y2 are each independently selected from at least one of H, F, CN, an alkyl group having 1-12 carbon atoms, an alkoxy group having 1-12 carbon atoms, and a polymerizable group;
n1, n2, n3 and n4 are all 0 or 1;
C1 and C2 are each independently selected from any one of —CH2— and —CF2—;
Z1 is selected from any one of a single bond, methylene and difluoromethylene;
W1 is selected from any one of cyclopropyl, cyclobutyl or cyclopentyl;
and R1 is selected from any one of H, an alkyl group having 1-7 carbon atoms, a F or Cl-substituted alkyl group having 1-7 carbon atoms, an alkoxy group having 1-7 carbon atoms, and a F or Cl-substituted alkoxy group having 1-7 carbon atoms.

US Pat. No. 10,457,869

LIQUID CRYSTAL COMPOSITION AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE

Jiangsu Hecheng Display T...

1. A liquid crystal composition, comprising:5-30% by weight of the total amount of the liquid crystal composition of a first component, said first component being one or more compounds of general formula I

5-25% by weight of the total amount of the liquid crystal composition of a second component, said second component being one or more compounds of general formula II-1 and/or general formula II-2

1-15% by weight of the total amount of the liquid crystal composition of a third component, said third component being one or more compounds of general formula III

5-50% by weight of the total amount of the liquid crystal composition of a fourth component, said fourth component being one or more compounds of general formula IV

5-45% by weight of the total amount of the liquid crystal composition of a fifth component, said fifth component being one or more compounds of general formula V
and1-50% by weight of the total amount of the liquid crystal composition of a sixth component, said sixth component being one or more compounds of general formula VI

in which:
R1, R2, R3, R4, R6, R7 and R8 are same or different, and each independently represents C1-C7 alkyl substituted by fluorine or unsubstituted by fluorine, C1-C7 alkoxy substituted by fluorine or unsubstituted by fluorine, or C2-C7 alkenyl substituted by fluorine or unsubstituted by fluorine;
R5 represents —H, C1-C7 alkyl substituted by fluorine or unsubstituted by fluorine, C1-C7 alkoxy substituted by fluorine or unsubstituted by fluorine, or C2-C7 alkenyl substituted by fluorine or unsubstituted by fluorine;
representsone or more H on thecan be substituted by F;Ring
ringringringand ringare same or different, and each independently represents
Ring
ringringand ringare same or different, and each independently represents
L1 and L2 are same or different, and each independently represents —H or —F;
Z1 and Z2 are same or different, and each independently represents single bond, —COO—, —CH2CH2— or —CH2O—;
Z3 and Z4 are same or different, and each independently represents single bond, —COO— or —CH2O—;
a represents 0, 1 or 2, and when a is 2, rings
can be same or different;b, d and e are same or different, and each independently represents 0 or 1;
in which, when d=e=0, d=1 and e=0 or d=0 and e=1, ring
and ringare not simultaneously

US Pat. No. 10,457,867

BARK AND WOOD FIBER GROWING MEDIUM

Profile Products, L.L.C.,...

21. A growing medium comprising:about 100 weight % fibrous pine wood components,
wherein the growing medium has a dry bulk density of 12.01 to 20.02 kg/m3 and wet bulk density of about 120 kg/m3 or lower.

US Pat. No. 10,457,863

COMPOSITION OF AN ORGANIC FOAMING ADDITIVE FOR HIGH TEMPERATURE AND HIGH SALINITY

1. A formulation with foaming properties that control the channeling of gas in naturally fractured carbonated reservoirs, the formulation comprising:a mixture of 20% by weight of supramolecular complexes derived from the interaction alpha-olefinsulfonate sodium (C14-C16), with 1-dodecene sodium sulfonate and 1-hydroxy-1-dodecansulfonate sodium, and
triethanolamine as a stabilizing additive.

US Pat. No. 10,457,861

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR USE OF PROPPANT SURFACE CHEMISTRY AND INTERNAL POROSITY TO CONSOLIDATE PROPPANT PARTICULATES

CARBO CERAMICS, INC., Ho...

1. A method of hydraulically fracturing a subterranean formation, the method comprising:mixing an activator, a thickener, and a plurality of resin-coated proppant particulates to provide an activated slurry, wherein the activator comprises an epoxy and the resin-coated proppant particulates each comprise a phenol-formaldehyde resin coating containing a plurality of active amine sites;
contacting the activator with the phenol-formaldehyde resin coating to initiate a reaction of the activator with the phenol-formaldehyde resin coating in the activated slurry;
adding a crosslinker to the activated slurry to provide a fracturing fluid;
introducing the fracturing fluid into an induced fracture located in the subterranean formation; and
consolidating at least a portion of the plurality of resin-coated proppant particulates to provide a consolidated proppant pack, wherein the consolidated proppant pack has a UCS of at about 60 psi to about 500 psi when formed under a pressure of about 0.01 psi to about 50 psi and a temperature of about 160° F. to about 250° F.

US Pat. No. 10,457,853

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR FACILITATING SUBTERRANEAN HYDROCARBON EXTRACTION UTILIZING ELECTROCHEMICAL REACTIONS WITH METALS

ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ...

1. A method to facilitate extraction of subterranean hydrocarbons from a geologic structure, the method comprising:injecting a first fluid composition comprising a base metal into a first wellbore that extends into the geologic structure;
injecting a second fluid composition comprising an activating additive into the wellbore;
injecting a third fluid composition comprising a deactivating additive into a wellbore;
wherein corrosion of the base metal in the wellbore results in electrochemical oxidation of the base metal and electrochemical reduction of a reducible species that generates a gaseous product in sufficient quantities to increase the subterranean pressure in at least a portion of the wellbore and thereby fracture the geologic formation; and
wherein the activating additive activates a corrosion process resulting in electrochemical oxidation of the base metal and electrochemical reduction of a reducible species; and
wherein the deactivating additive deactivates the corrosion process such that the rate of electrochemical oxidation of the base metal and electrochemical reduction of a reducible species is decreased.

US Pat. No. 10,457,847

INVERT EMULSION DRILLING FLUIDS WITH FATTY ACID AND FATTY AMINE RHEOLOGY MODIFIERS

SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY...

1. A method of drilling a wellbore with an invert emulsion fluid, comprising:drilling in a formation using an invert emulsion fluid, wherein the fluid includes a water in oil emulsion;
an invert emulsifier to stabilize the water in oil emulsion in an amount operable to stabilize the water in oil emulsion;
a fatty acid mixture of C16 and C18 saturated linear alpha carboxylic acids;
a 36 carbon fatty dimer diamine;
a filtration control agent; and
an inorganic mineral including one or more of lime, calcium chloride, and barite.

US Pat. No. 10,457,845

THERMALLY CONDUCTIVE RESIN MOLDED ARTICLE

Bando Chemical Industries...

1. A thermally conductive resin molded article comprising:a resin;
a thermally conductive filler oriented in a thickness direction of the thermally conductive resin molded article; and
an oil component in an amount of 8.0 to 25.8% by volume,
wherein the volumetric filling factor of the thermally conductive filler in the thermally conductive resin molded article is 20 to 80% by volume,
wherein the thermally conductive resin molded article is formed from a resin sheet precursor including the resin and the thermally conductive filler oriented in a surface direction of the resin sheet precursor, the resin sheet precursor being fused while being folded in a direction perpendicular to the surface direction, such that weld lines are formed which are oriented in the thickness direction of the thermally conductive resin molded article.

US Pat. No. 10,457,841

ALLYL ACRYLATE CROSSLINKERS FOR PSAS

3M Innovative Properties ...

1. A crosslinkable composition comprising an allyl-functional (meth)acrylate copolymer and a crosslinking monomer of the formula:whereinR1 is H or CH3,
X1 is —O— or —NR1—,
R* is an arylene group Raryl, and
X2 is a covalent bond, an ether group, an ester group, a urea group or a urethane group.

US Pat. No. 10,457,836

POLYSILOXANE FILMS AND METHODS OF MAKING POLYSILOXANE FILMS

MOTOROLA MOBILITY LLC, C...

1. A method of forming a polysiloxane film in a reaction chamber, comprising:polymerizing monomers comprising at least one siloxane monomer having the formula (X1)nSi(R1)4-n, wherein n is 1, 2 or 3; (X1)Si(R1)2OSi(R1)2(X1); (X1)(Si(R1)2O)2Si(R1)2(X1); and [OSi(R1)2]m, wherein m is 3 or 4;
catalyzing the polymerization by a 30-60 W radio frequency plasma; and
swelling the polysiloxane film with a non-volatile diluent selected from the group consisting of alkyl and aryl hydrocarbons having 4-9 carbon atoms,
wherein the pressure in the reaction chamber during the polymerization is 100-400 mTorr, X1 is Cl or OR2, R2 is alkyl, each R1 is independently selected from the group consisting of amino, hydroxyl, mercapto, alkoxy, alkyl, cycloalkyl, aryl and heteroaryl, the polysiloxane film contains Si—O bonds and forms contoured regions on a surface coated with the polysiloxane film that have a width from 0.1 to 3.0 microns and a length that is at least five times greater than the width, and the polysiloxane film has a thickness of 0.3 to 1.5 microns.

US Pat. No. 10,457,828

LAMINATE AND GAS BARRIER FILM

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A laminate comprising:a base with an undercoat layer;
an atomic layer deposition film that covers at least a portion of the undercoat layer and has a film thickness of about 3 nm to about 500 nm; and
an overcoat layer that covers the atomic layer deposition film,
wherein the base comprises polyethylene terephthalate (PET) having a thickness of about 100 ?m;
the undercoat layer comprises polymethacrylate ester having a thickness of about 0.34 ?m;
wherein a relationship of 2.5 ta?toc?50 ta is met, where to denotes the thickness of the atomic layer deposition film and toc denotes a thickness of the overcoat layer,
wherein the thickness of the overcoat layer is less than a thickness of the undercoat layer, and
wherein the atomic layer deposition film comprises Al2O3, wherein the overcoat layer is formed from an aqueous solution containing water soluble macromolecules and an alkoxide metal using a wet-coating technique.

US Pat. No. 10,457,821

AQUEOUS INKJET INK, INKJET RECORDING METHOD, AND INKJET RECORDING DEVICE

ROLAND DG CORPORATION, S...

1. An aqueous inkjet ink comprising:water;
a coloring material;
a water-soluble organic solvent component;
a surfactant; and
resin microparticles; wherein
the water-soluble organic solvent component includes a first monool solvent represented by R1O(CH2CH2O)mH in which R1 represents a straight or branched alkyl group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms, and m represents an integer of 2 or 3; a second monool solvent represented by R2O(C3H6O)nH in which R2 represents a straight or branched alkyl group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms, and n represents an integer of 2 or 3; and a third monool solvent selected from the group consisting of 3-methoxy-1-butanol and 3-methoxy-3-methyl-1-butanol;
the content of the third monool solvent in the ink is about 8% by mass or greater and about 27% by mass or less;
the content of the first monool solvent in the ink is about 0.5% by mass or greater and about 9% by mass or less;
the content of the second monool solvent in the ink is about 0.5% by mass or greater and about 9% by mass or less; and
the content of the water-soluble organic solvent component in the ink is about 15% by mass or greater and about 42% by mass or less.

US Pat. No. 10,457,817

2-MERCAPTOBENZIMIDAZOLE DERIVATIVES AS CORROSION INHIBITORS

Ecolab USA Inc., St. Pau...

1. A method for preventing metal corrosion, the method comprising contacting an effective amount of an anticorrosion composition with a hydrocarbon-containing liquid, the hydrocarbon-containing liquid being in contact with a metal, the anticorrosion composition comprising a solvent and a compound of Formulae I or II:
wherein
R1 and R2 are independently substituted alkyl or unsubstituted alkyl;
R3 is hydrogen, substituted alkyl, or unsubstituted alkyl;
R4 is substituted alkyl, unsubstituted alkyl, substituted aryl, or unsubstituted aryl;
R5 is hydrogen, substituted alkyl, or unsubstituted alkyl; and
R6 is hydrogen, substituted alkyl, unsubstituted alkyl, or —S-heterocyclo.

US Pat. No. 10,457,793

TIRE COMPRISING A COMPOSITION COMPRISING A POLYFUNCTIONAL ACRYLATE DERIVATIVE AND A PEROXIDE

COMPAGNIE GENERALE DES ET...

1. A tire comprising a rubber composition based on at least one diene elastomer, a reinforcing filler, a peroxide, and a polyfunctional acrylate derivative of formula (Ia) or (Ib):
in which R1, R2 and R3 independently represent a hydrogen atom or a C1-C7 hydrocarbon group selected from the group consisting of linear, branched or cyclic alkyls, aralkyl groups, alkylaryl groups and aryl groups and optionally interrupted by one or more heteroatoms, it being possible for R2 and R3 to together form a nonaromatic ring, n represents an integer having the value 1, 2 or 3 and, in the case of a polyfunctional acrylate derivative of formula (Ia), R4 represents a radical selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen atom, a methyl group, an ethyl group, a propyl group or an isopropyl group,
wherein the contents of polyfunctional acrylate derivative and of peroxide are such that the ratio of the content of polyfunctional acrylate derivative to the content of peroxide is greater than or equal to 6.

US Pat. No. 10,457,792

POLARIZING PLATE PROTECTIVE FILM, POLARIZING PLATE, AND DISPLAY DEVICE

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A polarizing plate protective film comprising: a compound represented by the following General Formula (I),(X-L?nZ  General Formula (I)
in General Formula (I), X represents a formyl group, and a group represented by the following General Formula (I-B) or a group represented by the following General Formula (I-C), L represents a single bond or divalent linking group, and n represents an integer equal to or greater than 2; when n is 2, Z represents a single bond or a divalent group, and when n is equal to or greater than 3, Z represents an n-valent group where a plurality of -L-X's may be the same as each other or different from each other; however, among a plurality of X's, the number of the group represented by General Formula (I-B) and the group represented by the General Formula (I-C) is respectively 0 or 1, and when n is 2, both of L and Z may not be a single bond,

in General Formulae (I-B) and (I-C), RA and RB each independently represent an alkyl group, a cycloalkyl group, an aryl group, or an acyl group where, RA and RB may be bonded to each other to form a ring; and * represents a bond to be bonded to L.

US Pat. No. 10,457,784

REINFORCING MECHANICAL, THERMICAL AND ELECTRICAL PROPERTIES OF THERMOPLASTIC POLYMER WITH NANO PARTICLES

SIEMENS INDUSTRY, INC., ...

1. A method of reinforcing a material with another material, the method comprising:mixing homogenously a thermoplastic polymer material with a nano particles material in a hot process to reinforce the thermoplastic polymer material with the nano particles material; and
forming a nanocomposite material by insertion of nano particles of the nano particles material into thermoplastic polymer of the thermoplastic polymer material,
wherein the nano particles material having a mechanical wear property, a dielectric property and a thermal property of fire retardant.

US Pat. No. 10,457,779

TETRACARBOXYLIC ACID DIESTER COMPOUND, POLYIMIDE PRECURSOR POLYMER AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME, NEGATIVE PHOTOSENSITIVE RESIN COMPOSITION, POSITIVE PHOTOSENSITIVE RESIN COMPOSITION, PATTERNING PROCESS, AND METHOD FOR FORMING CURED FILM

SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., L...

4. The polyimide precursor polymer according to claim 3, further comprising a structural unit shown by the following general formula (7),
wherein X2 has the same meaning as above; X3 represents a tetravalent organic group that is the same as or different from X1; and R2 and R3 independently represent a hydrogen atom, a linear, branched, or cyclic alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms, or an organic group shown by the following general formula (8), provided that at least one of R2 and R3 is an organic group shown by the general formula (8),

wherein the dotted line represents a bond; R4 represents a hydrogen atom or an organic group having 1 to 3 carbon atoms; R5 and R6 independently represent a hydrogen atom or an organic group having 1 to 3 carbon atoms; and “m” represents an integer of 2 to 10.

US Pat. No. 10,457,765

METALLIC COMPLEX CATALYST, POLYMERIZATION METHODS EMPLOYING SAME AND POLYMER PRODUCTS THEREOF

Bridgestone Corporation, ...

1. A catalyst composition useful for polymerizing mixtures of polyene and ?-olefin mer, said composition comprising a complex defined by the general formula
where
M represents a Group 3 metal atom;
L represents a neutral Lewis base;
z is an integer of from 0 to 3 inclusive;
m is 1 or 2 with the proviso that, when m is 2, the silyl groups are at the 1 and 3 positions of the indenyl ligand;
n is 1 or 2;
each R1 independently is a C1-C20 alkyl group or a —(CH2)R3 group with R3 being a phenyl group optionally substituted with an alkyl group, with the proviso that at least one R1 is —(CH2)R3; and
R2 is an X-type, monoanionic ligand,
wherein, when z is not zero, one L group and one R2 group can join so as to provide, together with the M atom to which each is bonded, a cyclic moiety.

US Pat. No. 10,457,762

DIACRYLATE COMPOUND, COMPOSITION THEREOF, AND CURED PRODUCT THEREOF

MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL C...

1. A di(meth)acrylate compound of formula (1):
wherein
R denotes a hydrogen atom or a methyl group; and
R1, R2, R3, and R4 each independently denote a C1-6 linear or branched alkyl group, with the proviso that R1, R2, R3, and R4 are not all methyl groups, and
wherein a combination of an alkyl group denoted as R1 and an alkyl group denoted as R2 is different from a combination of an alkyl group denoted as R3 and an alkyl group denoted as R4.

US Pat. No. 10,457,757

HIGH PRESSURE FREE-RADICAL POLYMERIZATIONS

Dow Global Technologies L...

1. A process to form an ethylene-based polymer comprising, in polymerized form, ethylene and at least one acid comonomer,said process comprising polymerizing a reaction mixture comprising the ethylene and the acid comonomer, in a reactor configuration comprising at least one Secondary compressor, at least one pressurization device, and at least one reactor selected from the following: at least one autoclave reactor, at least one tubular reactor, or a combination thereof; and
wherein the reaction mixture is polymerized in the presence of at least one free-radical initiator, and at a pressure of at least 1000 Bar;
wherein at least a portion of a comonomer composition comprising at least a portion of the acid comonomer used in the polymerization, is compressed, to form a compressed comonomer composition, in the pressurization device, to a discharge pressure ranging from 1000 Bar to 4000 Bar, and at a discharge temperature (DT) from 10° C. to 100° C.; andwherein the compressed comonomer composition bypasses the Secondary compressor, and is fed, downstream from the Secondary compressor, into the reactor, and/or into one or more feed streams to the reactor;wherein the at least one reactor comprises at least two reaction zones, zone 1 and zone i (i?2); and wherein greater than, or equal to, 20 wt % of the compressed comonomer composition is fed to reaction zone 1 and/or greater than 20 wt % of the compressed comonomer composition is fed to reaction zone 2 (i=2).

US Pat. No. 10,457,753

ELIMINATION OF POLYMER FOULING IN FLUIDIZED BED GAS-PHASE FINES RECOVERY EDUCTORS

Chevron Phillips Chemical...

1. An eductor comprising:a first tubular body having a hollow interior and comprising
a first inlet and a first outlet spaced apart from the first inlet along a central axis, and
a sidewall circumscribing the central axis and defining a mixing chamber; and
a second tubular body having a hollow interior and comprising a second inlet and a spaced apart second outlet wherein the second tubular body extends into the mixing chamber through the sidewall of the first tubular body between the first inlet and the first outlet,
wherein the second inlet is oriented substantially perpendicular to the axis of the first tubular body,
wherein the second tubular body comprises a first bend of less than 90° from perpendicular toward the first outlet before extending into the mixing chamber, and
wherein the second tubular body comprises a second bend of less than 90° toward the first outlet after extending into the mixing chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,457,703

BILE ACID DERIVATIVES AS FXR/TGR5 AGONISTS AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

Enanta Pharmaceuticals, I...

1. A compound represented by Formula I or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof:
wherein:
Ra is hydrogen or methyl;
Rb is selected from the group consisting of:
1) C(O)NR10R11;
2) C(O)NHSO2R1;
3) —SO2R1; and
4) —C(O)R1;
R1 is selected from the group consisting of:
1) Halogen;
2) Hydroxyl;
3) Substituted or unsubstituted —C1-C8 alkyl;
4) Substituted or unsubstituted —C2-C8 alkenyl;
5) Substituted or unsubstituted —C2-C8 alkynyl;
6) Substituted or unsubstituted —C3-C8 cycloalkyl;
7) Substituted or unsubstituted aryl;
8) Substituted or unsubstituted arylalkyl;
9) Substituted or unsubstituted heterocycloalkyl;
10) Substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryl;
11) Substituted or unsubstituted heteroarylalkyl; and
12) —NR10R11;
R2 is hydrogen;
Rc is hydrogen;
m is selected from 0, 1, 2 and 3;
R3 is hydrogen or hydroxyl;
R4 is hydrogen or hydroxyl;
R5 and R6 are independently selected from hydrogen and hydroxyl protecting group;
R7 is selected from the group consisting of:
Hydrogen and substituted or unsubstituted —C1-C8 alkyl;
and
R10 and R11 are each independently selected from hydrogen, substituted or unsubstituted —C1-C8 alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted —C2-C8 alkenyl, substituted or unsubstituted —C2-C8 alkynyl, substituted or unsubstituted —C3-C8 cycloalkyl, or R10 and R11 are taken together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached to form a heterocyclic ring.

US Pat. No. 10,457,699

ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENT MATERIALS AND DEVICES

Universal Display Corpora...

1. A compound having a formula M(LA)n(LB)3-n selected from the group consisting of:
wherein n is 1 or 2;
wherein X2, X3, X4 are independently CH or N;
wherein X5, X6, X7, and X8 are C or N;
wherein RF, RI, and RJ each independently represent mono, di, tri, or tetra-substitution, or no substitution;
wherein R is selected from the group consisting of alkyl, partially or fully deuterated alkyl, cycloalkyl, partially or fully deuterated cycloalkyl, and combinations thereof;
wherein R5, R6, R7, and R8 are independently selected from group consisting of alkyl, cycloalkyl, aryl, and heteroaryl;
wherein at least one of R5, R6, R7, and R8 has at least two C atoms;
wherein each of RA, RF, RI, RJ, R1, R2, and R3 is independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, deuterium, halide, alkyl, cycloalkyl, heteroalkyl, arylalkyl, alkoxy, aryloxy, amino, silyl, alkenyl, cycloalkenyl, heteroalkenyl, alkynyl, aryl, heteroaryl, acyl, carbonyl, carboxylic acids, ester, nitrile, isonitrile, sulfanyl, sulfinyl, sulfonyl, phosphino, and combinations thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,457,698

CHIRAL REAGENTS FOR PREPARATION OF SUBSTITUTED PHOSPHORODIAMIDATE MORPHOLINO OLIGOMERS

1. A method for preparing an oligomer represented by the formula:
wherein:
Base is selected from the group consisting of:

each Base? is independently selected from the group consisting of:

each R is independently selected from H, C(O)R7 or C(O)OR7;
each R1 is independently selected from H, C1-C3 alkyl, phenyl or naphthyl, where the C1-C3 alkyl, phenyl and naphthyl are each optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from the group consisting of halogen, nitro, cyano, methyl and ethyl;
each R2 is independently selected from H, C1-C3 alkyl, phenyl or naphthyl, where the C1-C3 alkyl, phenyl and naphthyl are each optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from the group consisting of halogen, nitro, cyano, methyl and ethyl;
each R4 is independently selected from H, C(O)R7 or C(O)OR7;
each R5 is independently selected from H, C(O)R7 or C(O)OR7;
each R6 is independently selected from H, C(O)R7 or C(O)OR7;
each R7 is independently selected from C1-C6 alkyl or aryl, where the aryl is optionally substituted with a substituent selected from the group consisting of halogen, nitro and methoxy;
each R9 is independently selected from alkyl, acyl, sulfonyl, carbonate, carbamate, benzyl or silyl, wherein the alkyl is optionally substituted with cyano, and further wherein the benzyl is optionally substituted with pivaloyloxy;
each * is independently (R) or (S); and
n is 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 or 15;
comprising the following steps:
1) reacting a tert-butyldiphenylsilyl-protected morpholino monomer selected from the group consisting of:

wherein:
R is selected from H, C(O)R7 or C(O)OR7;
R7 is selected from C1-C6 alkyl or aryl, where the aryl is optionally substituted with a substituent selected from the group consisting of halogen, nitro and methoxy; and
TBDPS is tert-butyldiphenylsilyl;
with a phosphoramidochloridate morpholino monomer selected from the group consisting of Formula 20, Formula 21, Formula 22, Formula 23, Formula 24, Formula 25, Formula 26, Formula 27, Formula 28, Formula 29, Formula 30 and Formula 31:

wherein:
R1 is selected from H, C1-C3 alkyl, phenyl or naphthyl, where the C1-C3 alkyl, phenyl and naphthyl are each optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from the group consisting of halogen, nitro, cyano, methyl and ethyl;
R2 is selected from H, C1-C3 alkyl, phenyl or naphthyl, where the C1-C3 alkyl, phenyl and naphthyl are each optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from the group consisting of halogen, nitro, cyano, methyl and ethyl;
R3 is selected from diphenylmethyl, triphenylmethyl or benzyl, where the phenyl portion of triphenylmethyl and benzyl is optionally substituted with one or more methoxy substituents;
R4 is selected from H, C(O)R7 or C(O)OR7;
R5 is selected from H, C(O)R7 or C(O)OR7;
R6 is selected from H, C(O)R7 or C(O)OR7;
R7 is selected from C1-C6 alkyl or aryl, where the aryl is optionally substituted with a substituent selected from the group consisting of halogen, nitro and methoxy; and
R9 is selected from alkyl, acyl, sulfonyl, carbonate, carbamate, benzyl or silyl, wherein the alkyl is optionally substituted with cyano, and further wherein the benzyl is optionally substituted with pivaloyloxy;
in the presence of N-ethyldiisopropylamine, to provide an oligomer of formula (Ia):

wherein:
Base is selected from the group consisting of:

each Base? is independently selected from the group consisting of:

R is selected from H, C(O)R7 or C(O)OR7;
R1 is selected from H, C1-C3 alkyl, phenyl or naphthyl, where the C1-C3 alkyl, phenyl and naphthyl are each optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from the group consisting of halogen, nitro, cyano, methyl and ethyl;
R2 is selected from H, C1-C3 alkyl, phenyl or naphthyl, where the C1-C3 alkyl, phenyl and naphthyl are each optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from the group consisting of halogen, nitro, cyano, methyl and ethyl;
R3 is selected from diphenylmethyl, triphenylmethyl or benzyl, where the phenyl portion of triphenylmethyl and benzyl is optionally substituted with one or more methoxy substituents;
R4 is selected from H, C(O)R7 or C(O)OR7;
R5 is selected from H, C(O)R7 or C(O)OR7;
R6 is selected from H, C(O)R7 or C(O)OR7;
R7 is selected from C1-C6 alkyl or aryl, where the aryl is optionally substituted with a substituent selected from the group consisting of halogen, nitro and methoxy;
* is (R) or (S); and
TBDPS is tert-butyldiphenylsilyl;
2) deprotecting the oligomer of formula (Ia) above with acetic acid, to provide an oligomer of formula (Ib):

wherein:
Base is selected from the group consisting of:

Base? is independently selected from the group consisting of:

R is selected from H, C(O)R7 or C(O)OR7;
R1 is selected from H, C1-C3 alkyl, phenyl or naphthyl, where the C1-C3 alkyl, phenyl and naphthyl are each optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from the group consisting of halogen, nitro, cyano, methyl and ethyl;
R2 is selected from H, C1-C3 alkyl, phenyl or naphthyl, where the C1-C3 alkyl, phenyl and naphthyl are each optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from the group consisting of halogen, nitro, cyano, methyl and ethyl;
R4 is selected from H, C(O)R7 or C(O)OR7;
R5 is selected from H, C(O)R7 or C(O)OR7;
R6 is selected from H, C(O)R7 or C(O)OR7;
R7 is selected from C1-C6 alkyl or aryl, where the aryl is optionally substituted with a substituent selected from the group consisting of halogen, nitro and methoxy;
* is (R) or (S); and
TBDPS is tert-butyldiphenylsilyl;
3) repeating step (a) and step (b) below 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 or 14 times:
(a) reacting the resulting oligomer with a phosphoramidochloridate morpholino monomer independently selected each time from the group consisting of Formula 20, Formula 21, Formula 22, Formula 23, Formula 24, Formula 25, Formula 26, Formula 27, Formula 28, Formula 29, Formula 30 and Formula 31 in the presence of N-ethyldiisopropylamine, to provide a N-protected 3-mer, 4-mer, 5-mer, 6-mer, 7-mer, 8-mer, 9-mer, 10-mer, 11-mer, 12-mer, 13-mer, 14-mer, 15-mer or 16-mer represented by the formula:

wherein:
 each * is independently (R) or (S); and
 n is 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14 or 15; and
(b) deprotecting the oligomer of step (a) above with acetic acid, to provide an oligomer represented by the formula:

wherein:
 * is independently (R) or (S); and
 n is 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13 or 14; and
4) deprotecting the oligomer of step 3) above with sodium hydroxide, to provide the oligomer represented by the formula:

US Pat. No. 10,457,694

COMPOUND AND ORGANIC PHOTOELECTRONIC DEVICE AND IMAGE SENSOR

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. An organic photoelectronic device, comprisinga first electrode and a second electrode facing each other, and
an active layer between the first electrode and the second electrode, the active layer including a compound represented by the following Chemical Formula 1:

wherein, in the above Chemical Formula 1,
R1 is one of a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C30 alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3 to C30 cycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2 to C30 heterocycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6 to C30 aryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3 to C30 heteroaryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C30 acyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6 to C30 arylamine group, an amine group, a halogen, a hydroxy group, a cyano group, a cyanovinyl group, a dicyanovinyl group, and a combination thereof,
each of R2 to R7 are independently present or two adjacent groups of R2 to R7 are linked to each other to form a fused ring, and are one of hydrogen, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C30 alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C30 alkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3 to C30 cycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3 to C30 cycloalkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2 to C30 heterocycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3 to C30 heterocycloalkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6 to C30 aryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3 to C30 heteroaryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C30 acyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1 to C30 carbonyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6 to C30 arylamine group, an amine group, a halogen, a hydroxy group, a cyano group, a cyanovinyl group, a dicyanovinyl group, and a combination thereof, and
each of X1 and X2 are independently one of a halogen, a halogen-containing group, and a combination thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,457,687

AMINOACID DERIVATIVES, A PROCESS FOR THEIR PREPARATION AND PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS CONTAINING THEM

LES LABORATOIRES SERVIER,...

1. A compound of formula (I):
wherein:
A represents the group

wherein 1 is linked to the —NH— group and 2 is linked to the aromatic ring,
E represents a cycloalkyl group, a heterocycloalkyl group, an aryl group or a heteroaryl group;
X represents a nitrogen atom or a C—R4 group,
Y represents a nitrogen atom or a C—R3 group,
R1 represents a halogen atom, a linear or branched (C1-C6)alkyl group, a linear or branched (C2-C6)alkenyl group, a linear or branched (C2-C6)alkynyl group, a linear or branched (C1-C6)polyhaloalkyl group, a hydroxy group, a hydroxy(C1-C6)alkyl group, a linear or branched (C1-C6)alkoxy group, —S—(C1-C6)alkyl, a cyano group, a nitro group, -alkyl(C0-C6)—NR9R9?, —O-alkyl(C1-C6)—NR9R9?, —O-alkyl(C1-C6)—R10, —C(O)—OR9, —O—C(O)—R9, —C(O)—NR9R9?, —NR9—C(O)—R9?, —NR9—C(O)—OR9?, -alkyl(C1-C6)—NR9—C(O)—R9?, —SO2—NR9R9?, or —SO2-alkyl(C1-C6),
R2, R3, R4 and R5, independently of one another, represent a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, a linear or branched (C1-C6)alkyl group, a linear or branched (C2-C6)alkenyl group, a linear or branched (C2-C6)alkynyl group, a linear or branched (C1-C6)polyhaloalkyl group, a hydroxy group, a hydroxy(C1-C6)alkyl group, a linear or branched (C1-C6)alkoxy group, —S—(C1-C6)alkyl, a cyano group, a nitro group, -alkyl(C0-C6)—NR9R9?, —O-alkyl(C1-C6)—NR9R9?, —O-alkyl(C1-C6)—R10, —C(O)—OR9, —O—C(O)—R9, —C(O)—NR9R9?, —NR9—C(O)—R9?, —NR9—C(O)—OR9?, -alkyl(C1-C6)—NR9—C(O)—R9?, —SO2—NR9R9?, or —SO2-alkyl(C1-C6),
or the substituents of the pair (R1, R2), together with the carbon atoms carrying them, form an aromatic or non-aromatic ring having from 5 to 7 ring members, which may contain from 1 to 3 heteroatoms selected from oxygen, sulphur and nitrogen, wherein the resulting ring may be substituted by from 1 to 2 groups selected from the group consisting of halogen, linear or branched (C1-C6)alkyl, -alkyl(C0-C6)—NR9R9?, —NR11R11?, -alkyl(C0-C6)-Cy1, and oxo,
R6 represents a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, a linear or branched (C1-C6)alkyl group, a linear or branched (C2-C6)alkenyl group, a linear or branched (C2-C6)alkynyl group, a linear or branched (C1-C6)polyhaloalkyl group, a hydroxy group, a linear or branched (C1-C6)alkoxy group, —S—(C1-C6)alkyl, a cyano group, a nitro group, -alkyl(C0-C6)—NR9R9?, —O-Cy1, -alkyl(C0-C6)-Cy1, -alkenyl(C2-C6)-Cy1, -alkynyl(C2-C6)-Cy1, —O-alkyl(C1-C6)—R10, —C(O)—OR9, —O—C(O)—R9, —C(O)—NR9R9?, —NR9—C(O)—R9?, —NR9—C(O)—OR9?, -alkyl(C1-C6)—NR9—C(O)—R9?, —SO2—NR9R9?, or SO2-alkyl(C1-C6),
R7 represents a hydrogen atom, a linear or branched (C1-C8)alkyl group, a —CHRaRb group, an aryl group, a heteroaryl group, an arylalkyl(C1-C6) group, or a heteroarylalkyl(C1-C6) group,
R8 represents a linear or branched (C1-C6)alkyl group, a linear or branched (C2-C6)alkenyl group, a linear or branched (C2-C6)alkynyl group, -Cy2, a halogen atom, a cyano group, —C(O)—R11, or —C(O)—NR11R11?,
R9 and R9?, independently of one another, represent a hydrogen atom, a linear or branched (C1-C6)alkyl group,
or the substituents of the pair, (R9, R9?), together with the nitrogen atom carrying them, form an aromatic or non-aromatic ring having from 5 to 7 ring members, which may contain, in addition to the nitrogen atom, from 1 to 3 heteroatoms selected from oxygen, sulphur and nitrogen, wherein the nitrogen may be substituted by a hydrogen atom or a linear or branched (C1-C6)alkyl group,
R10 represents -Cy3, -Cy3-alkyl(C0-C6)-Cy4, —C(O)—NR9NR9?, —NR9R9?, —OR9, —NR9—C(O)—R9?, —O-alkyl(C1-C6)—OR9, —SO2—R9, —C(O)—OR9, or —NH—C(O)—NH—R9,
R11 and R11?, independently of another, represent a hydrogen atom or an optionally substituted linear or branched (C1-C6)alkyl group,
R12 represents a hydrogen atom, a hydroxy group, or a hydroxy(C1-C6)alkyl group,
Ra represents a hydrogen atom or a linear or branched (C1-C6)alkyl group,
Rb represents a —O—C(O)—O—Rc group, a —O—C(O)—NRcRc? group, or a —O—P(O)(ORc)2 group,
Rc and Rc?, independently of one another, represent a hydrogen atom, a linear or branched (C1-C8)alkyl group, a cycloalkyl group, a (C1-C6)alkoxy(C1-C6)alkyl group, a (C1-C6)alkoxycarbonyl(C1-C6)alkyl group,
or the substituents of the pair (Rc, Rc?), together with the nitrogen atom carrying them, form a non-aromatic ring having from 5 to 7 ring members, which may contain, in addition to the nitrogen atom, from 1 to 3 heteroatoms selected from oxygen and nitrogen, wherein the nitrogen may be substituted by a linear or branched (C1-C6)alkyl group,
Cy1, Cy2, Cy3 and Cy4, independently of one another, represent a cycloalkyl group, a heterocycloalkyl group, an aryl group or a heteroaryl group,
n is an integer equal to 0, 1 or 2,
wherein:
“aryl” means a phenyl, naphthyl, biphenyl group,
“heteroaryl” means any mono- or bi-cyclic group composed of from 5 to 10 ring members, having at least one aromatic moiety and containing from 1 to 3 heteroatoms selected from oxygen, sulphur and nitrogen,
“cycloalkyl” means any mono- or bi-cyclic non-aromatic carbocyclic group containing from 3 to 10 ring members,
“heterocycloalkyl” means any mono- or bi-cyclic non-aromatic carbocyclic group containing from 3 to 10 ring members, and containing from 1 to 3 heteroatoms selected from oxygen, sulphur and nitrogen, which may include fused, bridged or spiro ring systems,
and wherein the aryl, heteroaryl, cycloalkyl and heterocycloalkyl groups so defined and the alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, alkoxy groups may be substituted by from 1 to 4 groups selected from the group consisting of optionally substituted linear or branched (C1-C6)alkyl, optionally substituted linear or branched (C2-C6)alkenyl, optionally substituted linear or branched (C2-C6)alkynyl, optionally substituted linear or branched (C1-C6)alkoxy, optionally substituted (C1-C6)alkyl-S—, hydroxy, hydroxy(C1-C6)alkyl, oxo (or N-oxide where appropriate), nitro, cyano, —C(O)—OR?, —O—C(O)—R?, —C(O)—NR?R?, —O—C(O)—NR?R?, —NR?R?, —(C?NR?)—OR?, —O—P(O)(OR?)2, —O—P(O)(O?M+)2, linear or branched (C1-C6)polyhaloalkyl, trifluotomethoxy, halogen, and an aldohexose of formula:

in which each R? is independent;
wherein R? and R?, independently of one another, represent a hydrogen atom or an optionally substituted linear or branched (C1-C6)alkyl group and M+ represents a pharmaceutically acceptable monovalent cation,
its enantiomers, diastereoisomers and atropisomers, and addition salts thereof with a pharmaceutically acceptable acid or base.

US Pat. No. 10,457,686

[1,2,3]TRIAZOLO[4,5-D]PYRIMIDINE DERIVATIVES

Hoffmann-La Roche Inc., ...

1. A compound of formula (I)
wherein
R1 is a ring selected from phenyl, [1,2,5]oxadiazolyl, pyridinyl and pyrimidinyl, wherein said ring is substituted with one substituent selected from haloalkyldiazirenyl and alkynyldiazirenylalkylaminocarbonyl and optionally further substituted with halogen or cyano;
R2 and R3 are independently selected from hydrogen, halogen and hydroxyl; and
R4 is alkyl or phenylhaloalkyl;
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or ester thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,457,682

SMALL MOLECULES THAT BIND MR1

1. A method of treating a respiratory infection of Mycobacterium tuberculosis or Streptococcus pyogenes in a human subject, the method comprising administering to the human subject in need thereof a pharmaceutically effective amount of a compound selected from Formula 1b, Formula 2b, and Formula 3b, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof:
wherein, in each appearance:
R1 is independently selected from H, OH, C1-C3 alkyl, and —CH?O;
R2 is independently selected from H, a 5-10-membered carbocycle, a 5-10-membered heterocycle, and
C1-C3 alkyl, wherein the C1-C3 alkyl can be substituted by 1 or 2 substituents selected from OH and CO2H;
R3 is selected from OH and —O(C?O)—C1-C3 alkyl;
R4 is independently selected from H, OH, C1-C3 alkyl, and —CH?O;
R5 is independently selected from H, a 5-10-membered carbocycle, a 5-10-membered heterocycle, and
C1-C3 alkyl, wherein the C1-C3 alkyl can be substituted by 1 or 2 substituents selected from OH and CO2H;
R6 is selected from OH and —O(C?O)-C1-C3 alkyl; and
R7 is H or OH.

US Pat. No. 10,457,680

PROCESS FOR PREPARING A PARP INHIBITOR, CRYSTALLINE FORMS, AND USES THEREOF

BEIGENE, LTD., Grand Cay...

1. A compound of Formula I,wherein n is a number from 0.0 to 2.0; m is a number from 0.0 to 20.0; and wherein the solvent is formed by solvation of solvent selected from isopropanol, ethanol, methanol, acetone, THF, 1,4-dioxane, acetic acid, acetonitrile, water, or a combination thereof;wherein the compound has:a) a Crystalline Form D, which has a powder X-ray diffraction pattern comprising three or more diffraction peaks having 2? angle values independently selected from the group consisting of: 5.7±0.2, 6.4±0.2, 6.8±0.2, 9.3±0.2, 9.8±0.2, 10.3±0.2, 11.5±0.2, 12.4±0.2, 12.9±0.2, 13.4±0.2, 13.9±0.2, 17.8±0.2, 18.3±0.2, 18.8±0.2, 18.9±0.2, 23.7±0.2, 25.0±0.2, 25.7±0.2, 25.9±0.2, and 26.7±0.2 degrees; or
b) a Crystalline Form E, which has a powder X-ray diffraction pattern comprising three or more diffraction peaks having 2? angle values independently selected from the group consisting of: 6.2±0.2, 8.6±0.2, 9.5±0.2, 11.0±0.2, 11.5±0.2, 12.0±0.2, 12.5±0.2, 13.4±0.2, 13.8±0.2, 14.4±0.2, 14.7±0.2, 15.1±0.2, 15.3±0.2, 16.2±0.2, 16.9±0.2, 17.9±0.2, 18.3±0.2, 19.0±0.2, 19.5±0.2, 20.1±0.2, 21.3±0.2, 22.2±0.2, 22.9±0.2, 23.3±0.2, 24.2±0.2, 24.6±0.2, 25.1±0.2, 25.7±0.2, 26.3±0.2, 27.0±0.2, 27.4±0.2, and 30.9±0.2 degrees; or
c) a Crystalline Form F, which has a powder X-ray diffraction pattern comprising three or more diffraction peaks having 2? angle values independently selected from the group consisting of: 5.2±0.2, 6.3±0.2, 7.7±0.2, 9.7±0.2, 10.4±0.2, 11.8±0.2, 13.7±0.2, 15.6±0.2,17.5±0.2, 18.0±0.2, 19.5±0.2, 20.2±0.2, 21.7±0.2, 23.1±0.2, 24.7±0.2, 25.3±0.2, and 27.3±0.2 degrees; or
d) a Crystalline Form H, which has a powder X-ray diffraction pattern comprising four or more diffraction peaks having 2? angle values independently selected from the group consisting of: 9.5±0.2, 12.0±0.2, 13.5±0.2, 15.4±0.2, 17.0±0.2, 19.0±0.2, 23.0±0.2, 24.2±0.2, 27.0±0.2, 27.4±0.2, 31.0±0.2, 34.7±0.2, and 34.8±0.2 degrees; or
e) a Crystalline Form K, which has a powder X-ray diffraction pattern comprising three or more diffraction peaks having 2? angle values independently selected from the group consisting of: 6.4±0.2, 10.8±0.2, 12.6±0.2, 12.8±0.2, 19.2±0.2, 25.2±0.2, 25.8±0.2, 32.4±0.2, and 34.1±0.2 degrees; or
f) a Crystalline Form I, which has a powder X-ray diffraction pattern comprising four or more diffraction peaks having 2? angle values independently selected from the group consisting of: 9.8±0.2, 10.0±0.2, 11.1±0.2, 11.7±0.2, 12.9±0.2, 13.3±0.2, 13.9±0.2, 14.4±0.2, 17.1±0.2, 17.4±0.2, 17.6±0.2, 17.9±0.2, 18.4±0.2, 18.5±0.2, 19.4±0.2, 20.8±0.2, 21.9±0.2, 23.7±0.2, 26.4±0.2, 26.9±0.2, and 29.4±0.2 degrees; or
g) a Crystalline Form J, which has a powder X-ray diffraction pattern comprising four or more diffraction peaks having 2? angle values independently selected from the group consisting of: 6.4±0.2, 8.7±0.2, 9.9±0.2, 10.3±0.2, 11.7±0.2, 12.8±0.2, 13.9±0.2, 18.1±0.2, 19.3±0.2, 23.0±0.2, 23.8±0.2, and 25.8±0.2 degrees.

US Pat. No. 10,457,674

CHEMICAL COMPOUNDS

GlaxoSmithKline Intellect...

1. A compound of formula (I):
wherein
R1 is C1-6alkoxy or —N(C1-6alkyl)2;
R2 is hydrogen or C1-6alkyl optionally substituted by —C(O)OC1-6alkyl or —OC(O)C1-6alkyl;
R3, R4, R5 and R6 are each independently selected from hydrogen and halogen;
R7 and R8 are each independently C1-6alkyl, or
R7 and R8, together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached, are linked to form a 5- or 6-membered heterocyclyl wherein the 5- or 6-membered heterocyclyl optionally contains a further nitrogen atom and is optionally substituted by C3-6cycloalkyl, 4- to 6-membered heterocyclyl containing one or two heteroatoms independently selected from oxygen and nitrogen, or C1-6alkyl wherein the C1-6alkyl is optionally substituted by hydroxy or C1-6alkoxy, or
R7 and R8, together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached, are linked to form a 5- or 6-membered heterocyclyl wherein the 5- or 6-membered heterocyclyl contains an oxygen atom and is optionally substituted by one or two substituents independently selected from C1-6alkyl; or a salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,457,665

1,4-DI-(4-METHYLTHIOPHENYL)-3-PHTALOYLAZETIDINE-2-ONE AND THE DERIVATIVES THEREOF

Universite De Nantes, (F...

7. A method comprising the in vitro use of at least one compound of formula (I) as defined in claim 1, as inverse agonist of the peripheral endocannabinoid CB1 receptors, said method comprising the step of contacting in vitro said peripheral endocannabinoid CB1 receptor with at least one compound of formula (I).

US Pat. No. 10,457,663

PYRAZOL-PYRIDINE DERIVATIVES

Hoffmann-La Roche Inc., ...

1. A compound of formula I:whereinR1? is CH3;
R1 is CH3, ethyl, CF3, CH2OH, cyclopropyl or cyano, or
R1? and R1 may form together a 1,1-dioxo-tetrahydro-thiophen-3-yl ring;
R2 is hydrogen, CH3, ethyl, isopropyl, tert-butyl, cyclopropyl, cyclopropyl-methyl or hydroxy-methyl;
R3 is hydrogen, Cl, F, CF3, CH3, isopropyl, methoxy, cyano or cyclopropyl;
R4 is hydrogen, CH3, F or Cl;
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or acid addition salt, a racemic mixture, or its corresponding enantiomer and/or optical isomer and/or stereoisomer thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,457,659

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR INCREASING PROLIFERATION OF ADULT SALIVARY STEM CELLS

The Board of Trustees of ...

1. A method of increasing proliferation of adult salivary stem cells in an individual having a head and neck cancer and suffering from, or being at risk of suffering from, radiotherapy-related xerostomia, the method comprising:selectively increasing an enzymatic activity of ALDH-3 in adult salivary stem cells in vivo, by administering a therapeutically effective amount of a selective ALDH-3 agonist continuously from 1 week preceding radiation treatment and at least 3 weeks after radiation treatment, wherein said method increases the number of adult salivary stem cells in the individual having the head and neck cancer and suffering from, or being at risk of suffering from, radiotherapy-related xerostomia by at least 25%, and the ALDH3 agonist is a compound having a structure:

or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,457,658

COMPOUNDS FOR OPTICALLY ACTIVE DEVICES

Merck Patent GmbH, Darms...

1. An optically active intraocular lens article, which comprises a compound of formula (I)
wherein
a is 0 or 1;
a? is 0 or 1;
R1, R2 and R3 are at each occurrence independently selected from the group consisting of H, F, Cl, Br, I, alkyl having from 1 to 20 carbon atoms, partially or completely halogenated alkyl having from 1 to 20 carbon atoms, aryl and heteroaryl;
one of R4 and R5 is a group of formula (II)

and the other of R4 and R5 is selected from the group consisting of H, F, Cl, Br, I, alkyl having from 1 to 20 carbon atoms, partially or completely halogenated alkyl having from 1 to 20 carbon atoms, aryl, heteroaryl, and R6-Sp-[X1]a*;
* each indicate the location of the linkage of the group containing the * to the rest of the compound,
R6 is a carbyl group for a?=1 and for a?=0 is selected from the group consisting of H, F, Cl, Br, I, alkyl having from 1 to 20 carbon atoms, partially or completely halogenated alkyl having from 1 to 20 carbon atoms, aryl and heteroaryl;
Sp is selected from the group consisting of alkanediyl, alkenediyl and alkyndiyl having at least 10 carbon atoms and at most 20 carbon atoms;
X1 and X2 are independently of each other selected from the group consisting of O, S and N—R17;
X3 is O or S;
R10, R11, R12, R13 and R14 are at each occurrence independently of each other selected from the group consisting of H, F, Cl, Br, I, R6-Sp-[X1]a*, alkyl having from 1 to 20 carbon atoms, partially or completely halogenated alkyl having from 1 to 20 carbon atoms, aryl and heteroaryl, provided that at least one of R10, R11, R12, R13 and R14 is R15;
R15 is at each occurrence independently selected from the group consisting of alkyl having from 1 to 20 carbon atoms, partially or completely halogenated alkyl having from 1 to 20 carbon atoms, alkoxy having from 1 to 20 carbon atoms, partially or completely halogenated alkoxy having from 1 to 20 carbon atoms, thioalkyl having from 1 to 20 carbon atoms, and partially or completely halogenated thioalkyl having from 1 to 20 carbon atoms; and
R17 is at each occurrence independently selected from the group consisting of H, F, Cl, Br, I, alkyl having from 1 to 20 carbon atoms, partially or completely halogenated alkyl having from 1 to 20 carbon atoms, aryl and heteroaryl,
provided that the compound of formula (I) comprises one group R6-Sp-[X1]a-*.

US Pat. No. 10,457,655

COMPOUNDS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR INHIBITION OF FASN

FORMA THERAPEUTICS, INC.,...

1. A compound of formula (I):
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof,
wherein:
R1 is selected from the group consisting of:

L is

m is 1, 2, or 3;
n is 0, 1, 2, or 3;
A and B are independently O or S;
Ar1 is
or a 6-10 membered monocyclic or bicyclic aryl, heteroaryl or heterocycloalkyl, wherein (i) said 6-10 membered monocyclic or bicyclic heteroaryl or heterocycloalkyl have 1, 2, 3, or 4 heteroatoms which are independently selected from N, S or O, and (ii) each of saidor 6-10 membered monocyclic or bicyclic aryl, heteroaryl, or heterocycloalkyl is either unsubstituted or optionally independently substituted with 1 or more substituents which can be the same or different and are independently selected from the group consisting of halo, alkyl, —CHzF3-z, cyano, hydroxyl, hydroxylalkyl, amino, aminoalkyl-, (amino)alkoxy-, —CONH2, —C(O)NH(alkyl), —C(O)N(alkyl)2, —C(O)NH(aryl), —C(O)N(aryl)2, —OCHzF3-z, -alkyl, -alkenyl, -alkynyl, -alkoxy or (alkoxyalkyl)amino-, —N(Rc)—C(O)-alkyl, —N(Rc)—C(O)-aryl, -cycloalkyl, -heterocycloalkyl, -aryl, and -heteroaryl;R2 is a 4-15 membered monocyclic, bicyclic, or tricyclic aryl, heteroaryl, cycloalkyl, or heterocycloalkyl, (i) the 4-15 membered monocyclic, bicyclic, or tricyclic heteroaryl or heterocycloalkyl has 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, or 8 heteroatoms that are independently selected from N, S or O, and (ii) wherein each of said aryl, heteroaryl, cycloalkyl, and heterocycloalkyl is either unsubstituted or optionally substituted with 1 or more substituents which can be the same or different and are independently selected from the group consisting of halo, cyano, hydroxyl, hydroxyl-alkyl-, hydroxylcycloalkyl-, hydroxyl-heterocycloalkyl-, hydroxyl-aryl-, hydroxyl-heteroaryl-, amino, aminoalkyl, (amino)alkoxy-, —CONH2, —C(O)NH(alkyl), —C(O)N(alkyl)2, —C(O)NH(aryl), —C(O)N(aryl)2, —CHzF3-z, —OCHzF3-z, -alkyl, alkoxy-, -alkenyl, -alkynyl, aryloxy-, (alkoxyalkyl)amino-, -cycloalkyl, -heterocycloalkyl, (heterocycloalkyl)alkyl-, -aryl, -heteroaryl, —O(alkyl), —O(cycloalkyl), —O(heterocycloalkyl), —O(aryl), —O(heteroaryl), ONH2, —C(O)NH(alkyl), —C(O)N(aryl)2, —C(O)NH(cycloalkyl), —NH(CO)cycloalkyl, —NH(SO2), —NH(SO2)alkyl, —NH(SO2)aryl, —NH(SO2)heteroaryl, —N(SO2)cycloalkyl, —C(O)N(alkyl)2, (aryl)alkyl-, -heteroaryl, (heteroaryl)alkyl-, —S(O)2-alkyl, —S(O)2-aryl, —S(O)2-cycloalkyl, —C(O)N(alkyl)2, —C(O)alkyl, —NH—C(O)-alkyl, —NH—C(O)-cycloalkyl, NH—C(O)-heterocycloalkyl, NH—C(O)-heterocycloalkyl-Rd, —NH—C(O)—Rd—(O)alkyl, —NH—C(O)-aryl, —NH—C(O)—NH-alkyl, NH—C(O)—NH-cycloalkyl, NH2(CO)cycloalkyl-, NH—C(O)—NH-aryl, —NH—C(O)—O-alkyl, NH—C(O)—NH-cycloalkyl, —NH—C(O)—O-cycloalkyl, —NH(Rd)—C(O)-alkyl, —NH(Rd)—C(O)-aryl, —NH(Rd)—S(O2)cycloalkyl, —S(O2)NH2, —S(O2)NH(alkyl), —S(O2)N(Rd)cycloalkyl, —S(O2)N(alkyl)2, —C(O)N(H)(alkyl), —C(O)N(Rd)(cycloalkyl), methylenedioxy, —CHzF3-z, —OCHzF3-z, and -alkoxy;
Rb is H;
each Rc is independently H, halo, C1-C4 alkyl, or C3-C4 cycloalkyl;
each Rd is independently H, halo, C1-C4 alkyl, or C3-C4 cycloalkyl;
and z is 0, 1 or 2;
further wherein:
(i) when R2 is a substituted or unsubstituted form of
Ar1 is not a substituted or unsubstituted form of
(ii) when R1 is
A and B are each independently O, m is 2, n is 1, Ar1 isand R2 issubstituted with alkyl, then the compound of Formula (I) is not the compound

US Pat. No. 10,457,653

ADENYLYL CYCLASE INHIBITORS FOR CHRONIC PAIN AND OPIOID DEPENDENCE

Purdue Research Foundatio...

1. A compound having a formula
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein
R1 is an alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, heteroalkyl, heteroalkenyl, heteroalkynyl, cycloalkyl, heterocyclyl, or an optionally substituted aryl, arylalkyl, or arylalkenyl;
R2 represents five substituents independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, halo, hydroxy, amino, nitro, cyano, thio, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, heteroalkyl, heteroalkenyl, heteroalkynyl, cycloalkyl, heterocyclyl, alkoxyl, alkylamino, alkylthio, haloalkyl, alkylsulfide, sulphonyl, sulfonamide, alkylsulfonamide, or an optionally substituted aryl, arylalkyl, or arylalkenyl; or any two adjacent substituents that are taken together with the attached carbons to form an optionally substituted cycle or heterocycle and each of other substituents is defined as above; and
wherein said compound is selected from the group consisting of

US Pat. No. 10,457,643

(?)-HUPERZINE A PROCESSES AND RELATED COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF TREATMENT

YALE UNIVERSITY, New Hav...

1. A compound according to the chemical structure:
wherein:
R1 is a methyl group;
R2 and R5 are each independently selected from the group consisting of H and methyl;
R3 at each occurrence is H or methyl;
R4 is selected from the group consisting of H, OH, and Si(CH3)2Ph;
R6 is selected from the group consisting of —C(O)NH2 or CN; and
R7 is methyl; or
a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, enantiomer or diastereomer thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,457,639

FLUORESCENT REGULATORS OF RASSF1A EXPRESSION AND HUMAN CANCER CELL PROLIFERATION

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY, W...

1. A compound that has the structure:

US Pat. No. 10,457,635

PROCESS FOR THE PREPARATION OF A SULFATED DERIVATIVE OF 3,5-DIIODO-O-[3-IODOPHENYL]-L-TYROSINE

BRACCO IMAGING S.p.A., M...

1. A process for the preparation of a sulfated form of a thyroid hormone having formula II (T3S) according to the following reaction:
wherein M is an alkaline metal, comprising the steps of:
a) sulfation of a compound of formula I with chlorosulfonic acid (CSA) in the presence of dimethylacetamide (DMAC), wherein the molar ratio of CSA to the compound of formula I is from 4 to 10, and wherein more than 90% of the compound of formula I is converted to the sulfated derivative;
b) salification of the sulfated derivative to give a compound of formula II, in an aqueous solution of an alkaline metal inorganic salt; and
c) purification of the formula II compound by chromatography on macroreticular aromatic polymeric matrix and elution with a decreasing polarity solution;
wherein the amount of by-products in step a) is lower than 10%.

US Pat. No. 10,457,630

RECLAMATION OF NOBLE PRODUCTS IN A METHOD FOR PRODUCING (METH)ACRYLIC ESTER

Arkema France, Colombes ...

1. A process for recovering unreacted reagents and (meth)acrylic ester products from a heavy (meth)acrylic fraction generated during production of a (meth)acrylic ester by a continuous transesterification reaction of a light C1-C4 alkyl (meth)acrylate with a heavy alcohol in the presence of a catalyst, the heavy fraction comprising at least unreacted reagents and (meth)acrylic ester products and Michael adducts resulting from addition reactions on the (meth)acrylic double bonds and also the catalyst, said process comprising heat treating said heavy fraction at a temperature sufficient to crack the Michael adducts into their constituent components, recovering unreacted reagents and (meth)acrylic ester products in the form of a distillate, and eliminating fluid final residue by means of a pump, wherein the heat treatment is carried out in the presence of at least one antifoulant and viscosity reducing agent which is a dialkyl phthalate, the alkyl chain of which corresponds to that of the light alkyl (meth)acrylate.

US Pat. No. 10,457,623

PROCESS FOR THE PREPARATION OF LUBIPROSTONE AND INTERMEDIATES THEREOF

CHIROGATE INTERNATIONAL I...

1. A process for preparing Lubiprostone, comprising the steps of:(1) coupling a cyclopentenone of Formula 1:

wherein R1 is C1-7-alkyl, aryl or aralkyl, each of which is unsubstituted or substituted by C1-4-alkyl, nitro, halogen or alkoxy; and P1 is a protective group for hydroxyl group, with a cuprate derived from a compound of Formula 2a:

wherein P2 is a protective group for hydroxyl group; and X is Cl, Br or I, to form a compound of Formula 3:

wherein R1, P1 and P2 are as defined above;
(2) removing the P2 group and oxidizing the hydroxyl group in ?-side chain to form a compound of Formula 5:

wherein R1 and P1 are as defined above; and
(3) removing the P1 and R1 groups.

US Pat. No. 10,457,620

SYSTEM FOR PRODUCING PHENOL AND BISPHENOL A INCLUDING REMOVAL UNIT FOR REMOVING METHANOL AND ACETONE

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

1. A system for producing phenol and bisphenol A comprising:a first production unit for producing phenol comprising a decomposition reaction unit and a purification unit;
a second production unit for producing bisphenol A comprising a reaction unit and a concentration unit; and
a removal unit for removing methanol and acetone during the production of phenol and bisphenol A the removal unit comprising:
a removal column comprising an overhead purge part, a bottom recirculation part and a supply part;
wherein the supply part comprises a purification unit discharge part to supply methanol, acetone, and water discharged from the purification unit to the removal column and a concentration unit discharge part to supply phenol, acetone, and water discharged from the concentration unit to the removal column,wherein the supply part is provided to the midsection of the removal column;wherein the overhead purge part removes methanol and acetone from the removal column; and
wherein the bottom recirculation part recirculates phenol, water, and trace amounts of methanol and acetone to the purification unit.

US Pat. No. 10,457,614

PORTABLE COMPOST RETENTION UNIT WITH REMOVABLE PARTITION

1. A compost retention unit for easy assembly to retain compost or other retained materials when the unit is fully assembled upon a generally flat surface, the compost retention unit comprising:a plurality of interconnected frame structures, the plurality of interconnected frame structures including first and second outer frame structures, a removable partition and a center frame structure; wherein the center frame structure includes a frame and a retention apparatus for retaining the removable partition; wherein the retention apparatus includes a retention member for receiving and retaining the removable partition such that the removable partition can be surrounded on all sides by the frame when it is retained within the frame; wherein the retention member has an opening at a top of the retention member that narrows as it extends away from the top so that the removable partition can tilt for placement into or removal from the center frame structure when engaged within the retention member.

US Pat. No. 10,457,608

MULTILAYER CERAMIC SUBSTRATE AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

MURATA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A multilayer ceramic substrate comprising:a surface layer portion including a first layer;
an internal layer portion including a second layer and positioned inward of the surface layer portion and such that the first layer of the surface layer portion is next to the second layer of the internal layer portion; and
a surface layer electrode on a surface of the surface layer portion,
wherein a first thermal expansion coefficient of the first layer is lower than a second thermal expansion coefficient of the second layer,
the first layer and the second layer each contain:
a glass containing 40 weight % to 65 weight % of MO relative to a total weight of the glass, wherein MO is at least one selected from CaO, MgO, SrO, and/or BaO,
35 weight % to 60 weight % of alumina relative to a total weight of the glass and the alumina,
1 weight % to 10 weight % of at least one metal oxide selected from CuO and/or Ag2O relative to a total weight of the glass and the alumina, and
a first amount of the metal oxide in the first layer is more than a second amount of the metal oxide in the second layer.

US Pat. No. 10,457,598

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING HYDRATED LIME

Mississippi Lime Company,...

1. A method of producing hydrated lime, the method comprising:providing a lime feed comprising calcium oxide and impurities;
milling said lime feed to produce a fine ground lime, wherein said fine ground lime has a particle-size distribution of less than 80% minus 200 mesh;
feeding said fine ground lime into an air classification system;
removing a refined fine lime from said air classification system wherein said refined fine lime is finer than said fine ground lime and has a particle size distribution of greater than 70% minus 200 mesh;
adding water including an additive to said refined fine lime to form damp hydrated lime; and
flash-drying said damp hydrated lime to form dried hydrated lime including said additive.

US Pat. No. 10,457,597

ADHESION PROMOTERS AND GEL-MODIFIERS FOR OLEFIN METATHESIS COMPOSITIONS

Materia, Inc., Pasadena,...

1. A composition, comprising:at least one cyclic olefin;
at least one cyclic olefin metathesis catalyst;
at least one adhesion promoter containing at least one compound containing at least two isocyanate groups and a compound containing a heteroatom-containing functional group and a metathesis-active olefin; and
at least one glass substrate;
wherein the at least one compound containing at least two isocyanate groups is selected from methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) including any mixture of its three isomers: 2,2?-MDI, 2,4?-MDI and 4,4?-MDI; liquid MDI; solid MDI; polymeric MDI; MDI prepolymer; and liquid carbodiimide modified 4,4?-MDI;
wherein the compound containing a heteroatom-containing functional group and a metathesis-active olefin is selected from 2-hydroxyethyl bicyclo[2.2.1]hept-2-ene-5-carboxylate (HENB), and allyl alcohol; and
wherein the concentration of the adhesion promotor is 0.5 to 4.0 phr, which refers to the weight of adhesion promoter per hundred grams of base resin.

US Pat. No. 10,457,595

LASER WELDED GLASS PACKAGES

Corning Incorporated, Co...

1. An apparatus comprising:a first substrate having a first surface;
an inorganic film formed over the first surface of the first substrate;
a second substrate adjacent the first substrate, wherein the inorganic film is between the first substrate and the second substrate; and
a weld formed by the inorganic film at an interface between the first substrate and the adjacent second substrate bonding the first substrate and the second substrate,
wherein the weld is characterized by
and ?tensile laser weld>1 MPawherein ?tensile stress location is the stress present in the first substrate and ?tensile laser weld is the stress present at the interface,
wherein each of the inorganic film, the first substrate and the second substrate are transmissive at approximately 420 nm to approximately 750 nm.

US Pat. No. 10,457,589

LITHIUM SILICATE DIOPSIDE GLASS CERAMICS

Ivoclar Vivadent AG, Sch...

1. Lithium silicate-diopside glass ceramic which comprises 2.0 to 8.0 wt.-% P2O5 and comprises lithium silicate as main crystal phase and diopside as further crystal phase.

US Pat. No. 10,457,586

CHEMICALLY-STRENGTHENED THIN GLASS SUBSTRATES WITH MODIFIED CURVATURE AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURE

PGBC INTELLECTUAL HOLDING...

1. A chemically-strengthened thin glass article, which comprises:a chemically-strengthened thin float glass substrate having a varied glass chemical structure which comprises metallic tin ions, host sodium alkali metal ions, invasive potassium alkali al ions originating from a chemical-strengthening ion-exchange, and reversing sodium alkali metal ions originating from a strength-relaxing reverse ion-exchange; wherein,
the glass substrate has opposing major surface regions each having a chemical structure within the varied glass chemical structure and comprising a concentration of larger invasive potassium alkali metal ions from ion-exchange which extend from the surface to a depth of diffusion, a concentration of metallic tin ions from the float process, and wherein in said surface regions the diffusion of invasive potassium alkali metal ions is asymmetrical, such that one major surface region of said surface regions is a treatment-disadvantaged major surface region containing a greater concentration of metallic tin ions in its chemical structure and as compared to an opposing surface region of said surface regions which is treatment-advantaged; and
wherein in at least one non-perimeter area of the thin glass substrate of the chemically-strengthened thin glass article, at least the treatment-advantaged surface region has been subject to strength relaxing reverse ion-exchange: having a net quantity of smaller sodium alkali metal ions from a reverse ion-exchange medium substituted in place of larger potassium alkali metal ions; and
wherein in a depth extending from the surface to 5 ?m, the average ionic radius of the alkali metal ions located in the treatment-disadvantaged surface region is greater than the average ionic radius of the alkali ions located in the directly opposing treatment-advantaged surface region, and
wherein in a depth extending from 5 ?m to the depth of diffusion, the average ionic radius of the alkali metal ions located in the treatment-advantaged surface region is greater than the average ionic radius of the alkali ions located in the directly opposing treatment-disadvantaged surface region; and
wherein in the chemically-strengthened thin glass article, the level of surface compressive stress of a non-perimeter area upon which reverse ion-exchange has been conducted is at least 100 MPa and the depth of compressive stress is at least 10 ?m, and
wherein a net curvature induced by the sum of the volumes of the asymmetric chemical structure pivoting about a central tension region of the strengthened substrate is about zero and characterized as having a depth of bend less than 50 microns over a 50 mm span on a portion of a surface thereof subjected to reverse-ion exchange.

US Pat. No. 10,457,562

ANTI-CORROSION SOL-GEL MATERIAL

Trent University, Peterb...

1. A sol-gel material, comprising:a) a first colloidal sol-gel formed from:
i) tetrasilanol, and
ii) a trisilanol compound having an epoxy group;
b) a second colloidal sol-gel formed from:
iii) tetrasilanol, and
iv) a trisilanol compound having a thiol group,wherein the first colloidal sol-gel is cross-linked to the second colloidal sol-gel.

US Pat. No. 10,457,561

LIQUID COMPOSITION FOR FORMING SILICA POROUS FILM AND SILICA POROUS FILM FORMED FROM SUCH LIQUID COMPOSITION

MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORP...

1. A liquid composition for forming a silica porous film, comprisinga hydrolyzate of tetramethoxysilane or tetraethoxysilane as a silicon alkoxide, and
a silica sol in which fumed silica particles having primary particles having a mean particle diameter of 40 nm or less and secondary particles having a mean particle diameter of 20 nm to 400 nm, that is greater than the mean particle diameter of the primary particles, are dispersed in a liquid medium,
wherein a mass ratio (A/B) between a SiO2 content (A) in the hydrolyzate and a SiO2 content (B) of the silica sol is in a range of 1/99 to 60/40,
the hydrolyzate of tetramethoxysilane or tetraethoxysilane is obtained by a hydrolysis reaction of tetramethoxysilane or tetraethoxysilane in the presence of an acidic catalyst,
a SiO2 concentration of the hydrolyzate is 1% by mass to 20% by mass, and
a SiO2 concentration of the silica sol is 5% by mass to 40% by mass.

US Pat. No. 10,457,555

METHOD FOR MAKING CARBON NANOTUBE ARRAY

Tsinghua University, Bei...

1. A method for making a carbon nanotube array, the method comprising:depositing a catalyst layer on a substrate surface of a growth substrate, to form a composite structure;
placing the composite structure in a chamber;
growing a carbon nanotube array on the substrate surface by supplying a carbon source gas and a protective gas into the chamber and heating the inside of the chamber, containing the composite structure, to a first temperature; and
stopping the supply of the carbon source gas to the chamber and supplying an oxygen containing gas to the chamber and oxidizing the carbon nanotube array at a second temperature, in a range from about 500 degrees Celsius to about 800 degrees Celsius for five to about 20 minutes, wherein a flow rate of the oxygen containing gas ranges from about 300 sccm to 500 sccm.

US Pat. No. 10,457,554

CARBON NANOTUBES AND METHODS OF MAKING CARBON NANOTUBES

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

1. A method for hydrocarbon catalytic decomposition, comprising:heating a catalyst to about 400 to 1000° C. under an inert gas;
flowing a hydrocarbon across the catalyst;
decomposing the hydrocarbon to produce carbon nanotubes (CNTs) having an inner diameter of about 5 to 55 nm; and adjusting a reaction pressure to select the inner diameter of the CNTs;
wherein the reaction pressure is adjusted within a range of about 5 to about 50 bar.

US Pat. No. 10,457,551

HEAT AND HYDROGEN GENERATION DEVICE WITH ECU CONTROLLING AIR FEED DEVICE

Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki ...

1. A heat and hydrogen generation device comprising:a burner combustion chamber;
a burner arranged in the burner combustion chamber for performing burner combustion;
a fuel feed device able to control an amount of feed of fuel fed from the burner into the burner combustion chamber;
an air feed device able to control a temperature and amount of feed of air fed from the burner into the burner combustion chamber;
an ignition device for causing the fuel to ignite, a reformer catalyst to which burner combustion gas is fed; and
an electronic control unit,
wherein said air feed device is provided with a heat exchange part for heating the air fed from the burner into the burner combustion chamber by the burner combustion gas, heat and hydrogen being generated by performing the burner combustion, wherein an allowable catalyst temperature enabling heat degradation of said reformer catalyst to be avoided is set in advance,
said electronic control unit is programmed to control said air feed device to lower the temperature of the air fed from said burner into the burner combustion chamber for maintaining the temperature of the reformer catalyst at below the allowable catalyst temperature when the burner combustion is being performed and when the temperature of said reformer catalyst exceeds said allowable catalyst temperature or it is predicted that the temperature of said reformer catalyst will exceed said allowable catalyst temperature, and
when the heat and hydrogen generation device starts to be operated, said electronic control unit is programmed to perform a primary warm-up operation in which the temperature of the reformer catalyst is made to rise by performing burner combustion by a lean air-fuel ratio, and then perform a secondary warm-up operation in which the temperature of the reformer catalyst is made to rise and hydrogen is generated at the reformer catalyst by performing burner combustion by a rich air-fuel ratio.

US Pat. No. 10,457,547

MULTI-LAYER, STRESS-ISOLATION PLATFORM FOR A MEMS DIE

DunAn Microstaq, Inc., A...

11. A method of attaching a MEMS pressure sensor die to a base, the method comprising:positioning a first attachment material preform on a base, wherein the first attachment material preform has a single, centrally formed opening therethrough and the base has a single bore defining a pressure port formed therein;
positioning a first platform on the first attachment material preform, the first platform formed from a solid material and having a single, centrally formed bore therethrough;
positioning a second attachment material preform on the first platform, wherein the second attachment material preform has a single, centrally formed opening therethrough;
positioning a MEMS pressure sensor die on the second attachment material preform, the MEMS pressure sensor die having a fluid port formed therein; and
heating the first and second attachment material preform in a re-flow process to attach the MEMS pressure sensor die to the first platform and to attach the first platform to the base;
wherein the first platform, the first attachment material preform, and the second attachment material preform cooperate to define an attachment platform, configured as a multi-layer, stress-isolation platform; and
wherein the centrally formed opening of the first attachment material preform, the centrally formed bore of the first platform, and the centrally formed opening of the second attachment material preform are aligned to define a pressurized fluid flow path between the pressure port formed in the base and the fluid port formed in the MEMS pressure sensor die.

US Pat. No. 10,457,546

MICRO-ELECTRO-MECHANICAL SYSTEM STRUCTURE AND METHOD FOR FORMING THE SAME

UNITED MICROELECTRONICS C...

1. A method for forming a MEMS structure, comprising:forming a sacrificial layer comprising a plurality of pin holes;
forming a lower dielectric film filling in the plurality of the pin holes of the sacrificial layer and on an upper surface of the sacrificial layer;
forming an upper dielectric film on the lower dielectric film;
forming a plurality of through holes passing through the lower dielectric film and the upper dielectric film; and
forming a protective film covering side walls of the upper dielectric film and the lower dielectric film and a film interface between the lower dielectric film and the upper dielectric film, wherein a silicon content of a silicon nitride in the protective film is larger than a silicon content of a silicon nitride in the lower dielectric film and a silicon content of a silicon nitride in the upper dielectric film.

US Pat. No. 10,457,545

MAGNETIC INERTIAL SENSOR ENERGY HARVESTING AND SCAVENGING METHODS, CIRCUITS AND SYSTEMS

STMICROELECTRONICS S.R.L....

1. A magnetic energy harvesting and scavenging circuit, comprising:a first substrate having a first surface and a second surface;
at least one energy harvesting and scavenging coil formed adjacent the first surface;
an electromechanical systems device including a moveable mass extending over the first surface of the first substrate and configured to be displaced relative to the first substrate in three dimensions responsive to an external force applied to the moveable mass, and the movable mass including a magnet support layer and a plurality of permanent magnet segments attached to the magnet support layer, the plurality of permanent magnet segments being magnetically coupled to the at least one energy harvesting and scavenging coil; and
energy harvesting and scavenging circuitry electrically coupled to the at least one energy harvesting and scavenging coil, the energy harvesting and scavenging circuitry configured to generate electrical energy due to magnetic flux variation through the at least one energy harvesting and scavenging coil responsive to movement of the moveable mass.

US Pat. No. 10,457,544

MEMS TRANSDUCER FOR INTERACTING WITH A VOLUME FLOW OF A FLUID AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft z...

74. A MEMS transducer for interacting with a volume flow of a fluid, comprising:a substrate comprising a cavity;
an electromechanical transducer connected to the substrate in the cavity and comprising an element deformable along a lateral movement direction, wherein a deformation of the deformable element along the lateral movement direction and the volume flow of the fluid are causally related;
wherein the lateral movement direction extends in-plane with respect to the substrate;
a first and a second electromechanical transducer connected to the substrate and each comprising an element deformable along the lateral movement direction, configured to be deformed along the lateral movement direction, wherein the first electromechanical transducer and the second electromechanical transducer are configured to move towards each other during a first time interval and to move away from each other during a second time interval, wherein a volume of a subcavity between the first electromechanical transducer and the second electromechanical transducer is variable during the first and second time intervals;
wherein a first deformable element of the first electromechanical transducer and a second deformable element of the second electromechanical transducer comprise a bar structure configured to be curved along an axial direction of the bar structure;
wherein the first deformable element is formed to be active and is configured to interact with the volume flow, or a plate element connected to the first deformable element is configured to be rigid is configured to interact with the volume flow.

US Pat. No. 10,457,543

ELECTROSTATIC ACTUATOR AND SWITCH

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An electrostatic actuator comprising:a base;
a movable electrode including a semiconductor and supported to the base to be displaceable in a first direction;
a fixed electrode including the semiconductor and fixed to the base, the fixed electrode facing the movable electrode in a state of being separated therefrom in the first direction; and
a high-resistance region formed in at least a portion of each of respective facing surfaces of the movable electrode and the fixed electrode, and lower in impurity concentration than a surrounding region thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,457,542

SAFETY STIRRUP FOR HORSEBACK RIDING

TENUTA MONTEMAGNO HORSES ...

1. A safety stirrup for horseback riding comprising:a first semi-arch element having a first end integrally connected to a first portion of a base element of the stirrup and a second end comprising a through hole for mounting a stirrup leather;
a second semi-arch element having an end elastically connected to a second portion of the base element opposed to the first portion, said second semi-arch element being configured to delimit, by said first semi-arch element and said base element, a portion for inserting a rider's foot in the stirrup;
the safety stirrup further comprises a first elastic interposed between the end of the second semi-arch element and the second portion of the base element, said first elastic having an extension direction parallel to a main axis (X) of the base element to allow the bending of the second semi-arch element along said main axis (X) away from the first semi-arch element as a result of the application of a force on the second semi-arch element in such a moving away direction and to elastically return said second semi-arch element to a rest position when said force ends.

US Pat. No. 10,457,540

KIT OF PARTS FOR ASSEMBLING A HOSE CONNECTION, A FUEL DISPENSING UNIT HAVING SUCH A HOSE CONNECTION, AND A METHOD FOR ASSEMBLING SUCH A HOSE CONNECTION

1. A fuel dispensing unit, comprising:first and second fuel dispensing nozzles;
a first hose connection part comprising a single fuel outlet and a single fuel inlet, the single fuel outlet being in fluid communication with the first dispensing nozzle and the single fuel inlet being in fluid communication with the single fuel outlet, the single fuel inlet and the single fuel outlet facing a first direction; and
a second hose connection part comprising a single fuel outlet and a plurality of fuel inlets, the single fuel outlet being in fluid communication with the second dispensing nozzle and the plurality of fuel inlets being in communication with the single fuel outlet, the plurality of fuel inlets and the single fuel outlet facing the first direction;
wherein the single fuel outlet of the first hose connection part is not in fluid communication with the single fuel outlet of the second hose connection part,
wherein at least one of the first and second hose connection parts further comprises first and second vapor recovery ports.

US Pat. No. 10,457,535

ROTARY DUMPSTER

ROURA MATERIAL HANDLING, ...

1. A rotary dumpster for maneuvering a receptacle via a rotary fork lift assembly that includes a pair of forks, the rotary dumpster comprising:a base constructed and arranged to support the receptacle when in an upright position;
a first sidewall projecting upward from the base when in the upright position; and
first and second fork tubes located on the first sidewall and constructed and arranged to respectively receive the pair of forks for generally moving the rotary dumpster between the upright position and a dumping position, wherein the second fork tube is spaced above the first fork tube when in the upright position, and each of the first and second fork tubes extend longitudinally along the first sidewall.

US Pat. No. 10,457,532

PNEUMATIC WHEEL LIFT SYNCHRONIZATION

Gray Manufacturing Compan...

1. A self-synchronizing wheel lift system configured to lift a vehicle using compressed air, said lift system comprising:a plurality of pneumatic wheel lifts; and
a lift control system programmed to automatically synchronize the heights of said wheel lifts during vehicle lifting without causing any of said wheel lifts to completely stop during vehicle lifting,
wherein each wheel lift includes a pneumatic three-way valve for controlling actuation of said wheel lift,
wherein said lift control system comprises an electrical control system programmed to generate a pneumatic three-way valve control signal for each of said wheel lifts in said lift system,
wherein each valve control signal comprises a pulse-width modulated signal that includes a period T, wherein for each period T said pulse-width modulated signal includes one on portion and one off portion.

US Pat. No. 10,457,526

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETECTING OVERLOAD DISTORTION

Tiger Lifting UK Limited,...

1. A method for detecting overload distortion in lifting gear comprising:(i) providing a hook which is susceptible to overload distortion;
(ii) providing said hook with three reference points at locations thereon defining, in an undistorted state of said hook, an isosceles or equilateral triangle; and
(iii) comparing the dimensions of two sides of said isosceles or equilateral triangle, one of which includes the dimension of said hook which is the more liable to dimensional increase in the case of overload distortion, after subjecting said hook to possible overloading.

US Pat. No. 10,457,524

TENSION DEVICE FOR DRIVE CHAIN, METHOD AND ESCALATOR SYSTEM USING SAME

KONE CORPORATION, Helsin...

1. An escalator system, comprisinga handrail band; and
a handrail band drive system, comprising a drive chain mounted and rotated around a driving wheel and a driven wheel, a tension device for the drive chain and a handrail band driving wheel coaxially connected to the driven wheel,
wherein the handrail band is pressed against the handrail band driving wheel and driven to circulate by a friction of the handrail band driving wheel, and
wherein the tension device comprises a pair of pressing blocks, each of which is provided on one of outer sides of portions of the drive chain between the driving wheel and the driven wheel respectively, and the pressing blocks apply pressures to the portions so as to move them close to each other, and
wherein the tension device further comprises a support assembly, secured on each of inner sides of the drive chain respectively on a bracket of the escalator so as to support the drive chain.

US Pat. No. 10,457,521

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ALTERNATIVELY INTERACTING WITH ELEVATORS

Inventio AG, Hergiswil (...

1. A method of operating an elevator installation, comprising:receiving an image signal at a computer from a video camera;
determining facial characteristics from a person's face data comprised in the image signal using the computer;
categorizing the facial characteristics into at least one of predefined emotion categories using the computer;
generating a control signal by the computer corresponding to the at least one of predefined emotion categories; and
operating the elevator installation an elevator controller in accordance with one of several operational modes, wherein the one of several operational modes is selected as a function of the control signal.

US Pat. No. 10,457,510

RECORDING APPARATUS

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A recording apparatus comprising:a medium support unit that supports a medium to be fed;
a cylindrical feed roller that feeds the medium supported by the medium support unit;
a motive power transmitting unit that transmits a driving force from a driving source of the feed roller to the feed roller;
a separation roller that separates the medium by nipping the medium between the separation roller and the feed roller;
a return member that is switchable between a first orientation and a second orientation, the first orientation being an orientation in which a portion of the return member overlaps the feed roller in a side view of a medium feeding path, the second orientation being an orientation in which the return member is turned toward a downstream side in a medium feeding direction and does not overlap the feed roller in the side view, the return member changing an orientation thereof from the second orientation to the first orientation and thereby returning a leading end of the medium to an upstream side of a nip position between the feed roller and the separation roller;
a transport roller that is disposed on the downstream side of the feed roller in the medium feeding direction, the transport roller being rotatable in a normal direction and in a reverse direction; and
a control unit that controls the transport roller,
wherein the motive power transmitting unit is capable of entering a rotation allowing state by cutting torque transmission from the driving source to the feed roller, the rotation allowing state being a state in which free rotation of the feed roller is allowed,
wherein the return member is switchable to a third orientation, the third orientation being an orientation in which the return member is raised toward the upstream side further than in the first orientation, and
wherein the control unit drives the transport roller in reverse when the return member is in the third orientation during positioning control that is a control in which the transport roller is driven in reverse to return the medium to the upstream side and position the medium at a recording start position.

US Pat. No. 10,457,508

SHEET MATERIALS SEPARATION-AIDING APPARATUS

OYABE SEIKI CO., LTD, To...

1. A sheet material separation-aiding apparatus used in combination with a sheet material separator for separating a specific sheet material from a stack of sheet materials, characterized by comprising;a rotating means including an abutment portion that is capable of coming in abutment on an end of said specific sheet material,
a supporting means that supports said rotating means in a rotatable manner and is capable of moving in a vertical direction,
a biasing means that biases said supporting means in a downward direction, and
a lifting means that lifts up an end of said rotating means in opposition to said abutment portion,
wherein said sheet material separation-aiding apparatus comprises, in order from said stack of sheet materials, said abutment portion, a center of rotation of said rotating means and the end of said rotating means in opposition to the abutment portion,
when the end of said rotating means in opposition to the abutment portion is lifted up, said rotating means rotates with said abutment portion coming in abutment on the end of said specific sheet material, and
when the end of said rotating means in opposition to the abutment portion is further lifted up, said supporting means and said rotating means keep on going up while said rotating means is kept from rotation by a counterforce that said abutment portion receives from said specific sheet material, whereby there is a gap between said specific sheet material in said stack of sheet materials and a sheet material below it.

US Pat. No. 10,457,500

AGRICULTURAL VEHICLE PNEUMATIC DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM

1. An agricultural implement comprising:a product source;
a metering system configured to meter agricultural from the product source; and
an agricultural pneumatic distribution system configured to pneumatically distribute the metered agricultural product to a plurality of end point components on the agricultural implement, the pneumatic distribution system comprising:
a fan assembly having an outlet; and
a plurality of conduits, each configured to receive an air stream for conveying the agricultural product to at least one of the end point components, wherein
a first one of conduits corresponds to a first distribution line and is positioned such that the first conduit receives a first air stream from a high pressure area of the outlet, and
a second one of the conduits corresponds to a second distribution line and is positioned such that the second conduit receives a second air stream from a low pressure area along the outlet,
the first distribution line having a higher pressure drop than the second distribution line.

US Pat. No. 10,457,494

HEATED BELT SCRAPER BAR APPARATUS

1. A heated scraper bar assembly for a conveyor belt system, the scraper bar assembly comprising:a reservoir, the reservoir configured to retain a liquid;
a heating-element, the heating-element configured to heat the liquid in the reservoir; and
a scraping-system, the scraping system affixed to the reservoir and in thermal communication with the liquid; and
wherein the scraper bar assembly is configured to remove frozen debris from an active conveyor belt system.

US Pat. No. 10,457,477

SLICED ASSEMBLY TYPE CONTAINER AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Shanghai CIMC YangShan Lo...

1. A sliced assembly type container, comprising: a bottom finished module, two lateral finished modules, two door finished modules respectively hinged to door ends of lateral bodies of the two lateral finished modules, a top finished module, and a front finished module, wherein:the bottom finished module comprises:
a bottom body, comprising two door end bottom corner fittings, two bottom longitudinal beams and two front end bottom corner fittings, respectively disposed on both lateral sides of the bottom body;
two bottom lateral connecting parts, respectively disposed on both sides of the bottom body to fixedly connect the two lateral finished modules, wherein each of the bottom lateral connecting parts comprises: a lateral connecting element, a first corner connecting element at the door end of the lateral connecting element, and a second corner connecting element at a front end of the lateral connecting element; and
a bottom front connecting part, disposed at a front end of the bottom body, to connect the front finished module;
each of the two lateral finished modules comprises:
a lateral body, comprising a lateral wall, a front end corner pillar connected to a front end of the lateral wall, and a door end corner pillar connected to a door end of the lateral wall;
lateral bottom connecting parts, disposed on a bottom side of the lateral body, to fixedly connect the bottom finished module, wherein each of the lateral bottom connecting parts comprises: a lateral connecting element, a first corner connecting element at a door end of the lateral connecting element, and a second corner connecting element at a front end of the lateral connecting element;
lateral top connecting parts, disposed on a top side of the lateral body, to fixedly connect the top finished module, wherein each of the lateral top connecting parts comprises: a lateral connecting element, a first corner connecting element at a door end of the lateral connecting element, and a second corner connecting element at a front end of the lateral connecting element; and
a lateral front connecting part, disposed at a front end corner pillar of the lateral body, to connect the front finished module;
the top finished module comprises:
a top body, comprising two door end top corner fittings, two top longitudinal beams, and two front end top corner fittings positioned on both lateral sides of the top body;
two top lateral connecting parts, respectively disposed on both lateral sides of the top body, to fixedly connect the two lateral finished modules, wherein each of the top lateral connecting parts comprises: a lateral connecting element, a first corner connecting element at a door end of the lateral connecting element, and a second corner connecting element at a front end of the lateral connecting element; and
a top front connecting part, disposed at the front end of the top body, to connect the front finished module;
the front finished module comprises:
a front body;
a front bottom connecting part, disposed on a bottom side of the front body, to connect the bottom finished module;
two front lateral connecting parts, respectively disposed on both sides of the front body, to connect the two lateral finished modules; and
a front top connecting part, disposed on a top side of the front body, to connect the top finished module; and
wherein the bottom finished module and the two lateral finished modules are fixedly connected through two pairs of the lateral connecting elements, and the two lateral finished modules and the top finished module are fixedly connected through another two pairs of the lateral connecting elements, each of the four pairs of the lateral connecting elements being able to be fixedly connected together via a connecting piece and/or a structural adhesive, wherein the connecting piece has a locking effect capable of producing force in a vertical direction and in a horizontal direction, and
wherein the front lateral connecting part and the lateral front connecting part are fixedly connected together via a connecting piece, wherein the front lateral connecting part comprises a first abutting wall extending vertically, and the lateral front connecting part of each of the two lateral finished module comprises a second abutting wall extending vertically, wherein the connecting piece for fixing the two corresponding side connections has a shape of H and comprises a first clasp slot for clamping the first abutting wall and a second clasp slot for clamping the second abutting wall.

US Pat. No. 10,457,469

INSULATED SHIPPING CONTAINER HAVING AT LEAST ONE SPACER FOR IMPROVING AIRFLOW WITHIN THE CONTAINER

1. A system comprising:a payload container having at least a first face, and a second face on an opposite side of the payload container from said first face, said payload container being configured in size and shape such that said payload container may be positioned within and spaced from inside sidewalls of an insulated shipping container, such that air is free to flow between outside sidewalls of the payload container and the inside sidewalls of the insulated shipping container;
a first horizontal spacing element in direct contact with the first face of the payload container and between and directly contacting and separating the payload container and at least one first heat transfer element such that said payload container and said first heat transfer element do not directly contact one another, said first horizontal spacing element being configured above the payload container to space the first face of the payload container from the at least one first heat transfer element, such that air flows freely between the first surface of the payload container and all surfaces of the first heat transfer element and a convection current is created across exposed surfaces of the at least one first heat transfer element; and
a second horizontal spacing element positioned adjacent to the second face of the payload container, on an opposite side of the payload container from the first horizontal spacing element.

US Pat. No. 10,457,464

CUSHION STRUCTURE AND PACKAGING ASSEMBLY

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A cushion structure for use with a packaging case for an object, the cushion structure comprising a first member and a second member, wherein:the first member is configured to snuggly receive the object;
the second member is configured to be mounted onto a case body of the packaging case;
the first member and the second member are detachably coupled with at least one docking slot arranged at the first member, and at least one docking portion arranged at the second member;
the at least one docking portion is configured to be detachably mounted into the at least one docking slot;
the first member further comprises a hollow structure;
the at least one docking slot is arranged on a side plate of the hollow structure;
the at least one docking portion of the second member is configured to be embedded in the hollow structure through the at least one docking slot;
the first member comprises a cuboid structure;
the second member has an “I”-shaped, “L”-shaped, or “Z”-shaped cross section;
the second member has a “Z”-shaped cross section, and comprises:
a first plate;
a second plate; and
an intermediate plate; and
the first plate and the second plate are arranged to be parallel, the intermediate plate is arranged to be perpendicular to, and is configured to couple, the third parallel plate and the second plate, and the third parallel plate is the at least one docking portion.

US Pat. No. 10,457,463

PROTECTIVE PACKAGING WITH MOUNTING AND REMOVAL FUNCTION

ROSE PLASTIC AG, (DE)

1. A protective packaging for securing an object used in connection with a holder, the protective packaging configured to maintain the object in a secure position therein, the protective packaging comprising:first and second shell parts each having a respective face wall, wherein the face walls of the first and second shell parts are pivotally connected to each other with a connection aligned along a pivot axis so that the first and second shell parts can be folded together, and wherein each of the first and second shell parts have respective second ends located opposite from the face walls, the second end of each of the shell parts cooperating to define a collar area at times when the first and second shell parts are folded together;
a first receiving space defined by an inside surface of at least one of the first and second shell parts, the first receiving space adjacent the connection and configured to receive a portion of the object at times when the object is received in the first receiving space;
a second receiving area defined by the at least one shell part, the second receiving area adjacent the first receiving space, wherein the second receiving area defines bearing surfaces configured to engage the object at times when the object is received in the second receiving area;
a third receiving space adjacent the second receiving area and defined by the inside surface of the at least one shell part, the third receiving space configured to receive a portion of the object at times when the object is held in the at least one shell part; and
a sealing cap positionable over the collar area and configured to cover a portion of the object at times when the object is received in the first and second shell parts,wherein the protective packaging defines a longitudinal axis and is rotatable about the longitudinal axis.

US Pat. No. 10,457,461

CONTAINER WITH INNER PACKAGE

Philip Morris Products S....

1. A container for consumer goods, comprising:a housing comprising a box and a lid hingedly attached to the box along a lid hinge line, wherein the box comprises a front wall and a rear wall, and further wherein the lid is adapted to be manipulated between an open position and a closed position;
an inner package disposed within the housing and at least partially defining an interior volume for housing consumer goods, the inner package comprising a wrapper comprising a line of weakness that defines a flap in the wrapper;
wherein the flap is attached to an inner surface of the lid such that upon opening the lid the flap is separated from the wrapper along the line of weakness and hinged to the remainder of the wrapper along a flap hinge line to form an access opening through which the consumer goods can be removed; and
wherein the flap hinge line is spaced from the lid hinge line, and wherein the entire inner surface of the flap is provided by the inner surface of the wrapper.

US Pat. No. 10,457,460

PACKAGING BAG

YUSHIN CO., LTD., Niigat...

1. A packaging bag comprising:a main bag body defined by at least one main bag body laminate film and having an upper edge part, a lower edge part and a pair of side edge parts sandwiched therebetween such that a filling space for a packed material is defined within the main body bag; and
a pouring nozzle attached to an upper portion of the main bag body and defined by at least one pouring nozzle laminate film that is thinner than the at least one main bag body laminate film, the at least one pouring nozzle laminate film being fusion-joined at three peripheral portions thereof other than an end portion defined as a base part configured to form a pouring path that communicates with the filling space of the main bag body and to develop a self-sealing function when the packed material in the filling space is poured through the pouring path, the pouring nozzle protruding from the upper portion of the main bag body such that the pouring nozzle is prevented from extending beyond one side edge part of the pair of side edge parts and the upper edge part of the main bag body when the packed material is poured, wherein
the main bag body is provided with, at an upper corner thereof between a portion of the upper edge part and a portion of the one side edge, a removable protective cover configured to house the pouring nozzle,
the main bag body is provided with a cutout edge portion that extends along the upper corner of the main bag body from the portion of the upper edge part to the portion of the one side edge part, the pouring nozzle being fixed and held by the cutout edge part of the main bag body such that the pouring nozzle is fit into the protective cover at a position between the upper edge part and the one side edge part of the main bag body,
the protective cover has an outer edge extending from the upper edge part and the one side edge part of the main bag body and is directly connected to and separable from the cutout edge part, and
an outer face of the base part is fusion-joined to the inner face of the cutout edge part in the main bag body such that the pouring nozzle is connected to the main bag body and inner faces of the pouring path are unfused to permit the packed material to be poured.

US Pat. No. 10,457,459

PACKAGE

XPO Logistics Supply Chai...

1. A package comprising:a first tray having at least one compartment defined by a first plurality of wall structures, wherein the first plurality of wall structures define a first opening;
a second tray having at least one compartment defined by a second plurality of wall structures, wherein the second plurality of wall structures define a second opening;
a hinge connecting the first tray and the second tray, the hinge configured to enable the first tray and the second tray to pivot relative to each other to an open position and a closed position; and
a display device comprising at least one perforated region configured to be removed to form at least one structure, wherein the at least one structure is configured to position an article
wherein when the package is in the closed position, the first opening of the at least one compartment of the first tray is oriented to face the second tray and the second opening of the at least one compartment of the second tray is oriented to face the first tray, and
wherein when the package is in the closed position, the display device is positioned between the first tray and the second tray in an interior portion of the package.

US Pat. No. 10,457,456

SHEET MATERIAL AND BARRIER PACKAGING CONTAINER USING THE SAME, AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SHEET MATERIAL

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

1. A sheet material, comprising:a substrate, a fine fiber layer on at least one surface of the substrate, and a moisture-retaining layer also on the at least one surface of the substrate, the fine fiber layer comprising a plasticizer and cellulose nanofibers having an average fiber length of about 1.0 ?m, wherein the moisture retaining layer is formed by coating an aqueous solution of glycerine that does not contain nanofibers.

US Pat. No. 10,457,431

COFFEE POD POINT OF SALE FABRICATION DEVICE

1. A device for expanding a compressed coffee pod, filling and dispensing the expanded coffee pods, said device comprising;a enclosure housing all components of said device;
a pod advancing means for the movement of said compressed pods within said enclosure;
a pod loading means for the storage and feed of said pods onto said pod advancing means;
a means for pod expanding adapted to increase a volume of a well of said coffee pod;
a coffee filling means for the storage, grinding and dosing of coffee beans into said coffee pod;
a sealing means for the affixation of a seal across a top face of a top flange of said coffee pod;
a pod delivery station for the transfer of a sealed, filled coffee pod from said pod advancing means to an exterior portal in said enclosure; and
an operating system for controlling the operation of said device;
wherein said pod advancing means moves said pods from said pod loading means to said pod delivery station, there between sequentially passing through said means for pod expanding, said coffee filling means, and said sealing means; and
wherein said operating system provides signals for the initiation of the mechanized operation of said device.

US Pat. No. 10,457,430

APPARATUS FOR COUPLING PLASTIC CAN CARRIERS TO CANS

American Canning Machines...

1. An apparatus for coupling one or more can carriers to a plurality of cans, comprising:rails for guiding cans as the cans move through the apparatus;
two or more stop members, wherein at least two stop members are moved horizontally towards one another in between the rails to stop the cans at a selected position along the rails;
one or more push bodies that move along a length of the rails;
one or more push members coupled to the push bodies, wherein the push members can be inserted in between the rails to contact the cans and move the cans along a path between the rails;
a hopper configured to position at least one can carrier on top of the cans; and
at least one roller positioned to provide a downward force on the at least one can carrier and attach the at least one can carrier to the cans as the cans are moved past the at least one roller by the push members.

US Pat. No. 10,457,425

SPACECRAFT WITH ANTI NADIR BATTERY RADIATOR

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A battery system for a satellite, the system comprising:an anti-nadir panel for the satellite having a nadir-facing first side and an anti-nadir facing second side,
wherein the nadir-facing first side of the anti-nadir panel is mounted to an anti-nadir side of a main body of the satellite such that the nadir-facing first side of the anti-nadir panel is always facing the anti-nadir side of the main body of the satellite;
at least one battery pack mounted to the anti-nadir facing second side of the anti-nadir panel, wherein the at least one battery pack comprises at least one battery cell; and
at least one radiator, wherein the at least one radiator is mounted to the at least one battery pack,
wherein the at least one radiator comprises a top side, a bottom side, and four edge sides, wherein each of the top side and the bottom side has a larger surface area than each of the four edge sides, and
wherein the at least one radiator is disposed on a side of the at least one battery pack that is opposite the anti-nadir panel such that the top side of the at least one radiator is anti-nadir facing when the satellite is in a deployed position and the bottom side of the at least one radiator always faces the anti-nadir side of the main body of the satellite.

US Pat. No. 10,457,423

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AIRCRAFT FAILURE PREDICTION

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. An aircraft component failure prediction apparatus comprising:a database coupled to at least one aircraft system, the database being configured to receive from the at least one aircraft system and store
at least one multidimensional operation data matrix corresponding to operation of an aircraft component obtained from a plurality of aircraft, and
at least one multidimensional maintenance message matrix corresponding to the operation of the aircraft component from the plurality of aircraft; and
an aircraft maintenance controller coupled to the database, the aircraft maintenance controller being configured to
classify operational data, in a first classification, of the at least one multidimensional operation data matrix as corresponding with at least one maintenance message to form at least one classified multidimensional operation data matrix including classified data;
classify the classified data of the at least one classified multidimensional operation data matrix with a machine learning model, in a second classification, to predict an occurrence of a future maintenance message for the aircraft component within a predetermined analysis time period, where the aircraft maintenance controller preprocesses the at least one classified multidimensional operation data matrix to remove classification obscuring data from the at least one classified multidimensional operation data matrix, and
generate an output of at least one partial dependency function on a user interface coupled to the aircraft maintenance controller, the output of the at least one partial dependency function being generated from the at least one classified multidimensional operation data matrix where the output of the at least one partial dependency function explains prediction of the occurrence of the future maintenance message by identifying at least which of the operational data is most frequently identified by the at least one maintenance message and operational ranges of the operational data most frequently identified by the at least one maintenance message.

US Pat. No. 10,457,419

PIN ARRAY CHAMBER SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR RELEASING AND CAPTURING A MOVING OBJECT—SPACE

1. A pin array release and capture chamber system comprising:two substantially parallel plates of pin arrays,
each pin array having a plurality of pins that extend and retract through the respective plate substantially perpendicular to the respective plate, the two pin arrays arranged vertically opposite each other with a space between the two pin arrays,
wherein the pins of a first pin array of the two pin arrays and the pins of a second pin array of the two pin arrays extend toward each other in an extended state and retract away from each other in a retracted state, and
wherein the space is enclosed by two vertical sides and two horizontal sides; and
wherein the two pin arrays are sized such that in the extended state more than one of the pins of each pin array comes into contact with the body of a vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,457,407

DUAL CONFIGURATION WIND CURTAIN FOR EVACUATION ASSEMBLY

GOODRICH CORPORATION, Ch...

1. An evacuation assembly of an aircraft, the evacuation assembly comprising:an evacuation slide; and
a sheet coupled to the evacuation slide, wherein the sheet is deployable in a wind curtain configuration and a canopy configuration, wherein the sheet comprises a first portion and a second portion;
wherein in the wind curtain configuration:
the first portion of the sheet is a substantially vertical panel that extends along one lateral side of two opposing lateral sides of the evacuation slide;
the second portion of the sheet is in a furled form that extends along a top edge of the first portion of the sheet that is the substantially vertical panel at the lateral side of the evacuation slide;
wherein in the canopy configuration:
the second portion is unfurled to extend over a top side of the evacuation slide.

US Pat. No. 10,457,394

AIRSHIP LAUNCH FROM A CARGO AIRSHIP

STRATOSPHERIC AIRSHIPS, L...

1. A method for launch of an unmanned second airship mechanically coupled to a cargo airship comprising:connecting a cargo airship to a second airship, the second airship not being positively buoyant at the launch site, the cargo airship comprising propulsive and maneuvering capabilities, the cargo airship comprising a releasable mass comprising a detachable unmanned air vehicle containing a pump to transfer lifting gas from the lifting gas reservoir to the second airship;
launching the cargo airship, the cargo airship carrying the second airship aloft and traveling to a predetermined location and deployment altitude using the propulsive and maneuvering capabilities of the cargo airship;
while aloft, transferring lifting gas from a first lifting volume of the cargo airship to a second lifting volume of the second airship;
after launch and while aloft in drifting flight, performing a hull integrity check on the second airship; andwhen the hull integrity check is satisfactory, releasing the second airship from the cargo airship;wherein:the second airship is an unmanned high-altitude airship and connecting the cargo airship to the second airship comprises stowing the second airship and a payload in a payload bay of the cargo airship, said payload connected to but not within the second airship;
transferring lifting gas comprises opening the commandable valve to allow lifting gas to flow through an inflation tube into the second airship such that the second airship inflates and progressively lifts the second airship out of the payload bay while the payload remains in the payload bay; and
releasing the second airship comprises releasing the payload connected to the second airship from the payload bay of the cargo airship, the second airship lifting the payload from the payload bay.

US Pat. No. 10,457,385

WHEEL DRIVE SYSTEM, IN PARTICULAR FOR AN AIRCRAFT

COMPAGNIE GENERALE DES ET...

15. An aircraft comprising:a wheel;
a landing gear strut; and
at least one wheel drive system for ground movement of the aircraft, each of the at least one wheel drive system including:
a motor system supported by an unsuspended part of the landing gear strut, the motor system including:
an electric motor, and
a reduction gearing system, and
a clutch system, which connects an output shaft of the electric motor to the wheel via the reduction gearing system, the clutch system including:
a dog-clutch including a drive part, which is secured to the motor system, and a receiving part, which is secured to a rim of the wheel, and
a translational movement system, which translationally moves the drive part along an axis of an axle crossbeam of the landing gear strut into an engaged position, in which the drive part collaborates with the receiving part, and a disengaged position, in which the drive part is separated from the receiving part,
wherein the receiving part includes an annular corolla, which is fixed on one side of the rim of the wheel, and a plurality of shock absorbers fixed to the annular corolla and spaced apart so as to leave a square-edged slot between each adjacent pair of the shock absorbers, and
wherein each of the shock absorbers fixed to the annular corolla is arranged circumferentially between radial stop portions extending radially towards each other.

US Pat. No. 10,457,384

EMISSION-CAPTURING APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CAPTURING EMISSIONS FROM AN EJECTION PORT

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp...

1. An emission-capturing apparatus for use in conjunction with a vehicle having a surface, the surface including an ejection port, the emission-capturing apparatus comprising:a tank having an inlet and an outlet, the outlet being disposed above a bottom of the tank, an internal ambient pressure of the tank being at least equal to an external ambient pressure at all times;
a muffler fluidly coupled with the outlet, the muffler configured to intercept all fluid exiting the outlet, to permit passage of gas through the muffler, and to inhibit passage of liquid through the muffler;
a hose having a tank end and a coupler end, the tank end fluidly coupled to the inlet of the tank; and
a coupler fluidly coupled to the coupler end of the hose, the coupler having a drain hole extending through the coupler, the coupler configured to be fluidly coupled to the surface, to completely cover the ejection port, and to support the coupler end of the hose in a position to receive an emission from the ejection port when the coupler is coupled to the surface and when the drain hole is aligned with the ejection port.

US Pat. No. 10,457,383

AIRCRAFT LANDING GEAR ASSEMBLY

Safran Landing Systems UK...

1. An aircraft landing gear assembly comprising:a first part and a second part, the first and second parts being movably mounted with respect to one another;
a structural member pivotally coupled to the first part via a first joint, the structural member having a load reacting condition in which it inhibits relative movement between the first and second parts by reacting to a compressive load applied to it by the parts,
the first joint including a first bearing surface associated with the first part and a second bearing surface associated with the structural member, the first joint being arranged such that the first bearing surface mechanically couples with the second bearing surface during said compressive loading so as to define a load path between the first and second bearing surfaces by each bearing surface engaging a respective bearing counter-face; and
one or more springs,
wherein the first and second bearing surfaces each define male and/or female engagement formations arranged to engage with the respective first and second counter-faces to inhibit pivotal movement of the structural member relative to the first part when the first and second bearing surfaces are engaged in an interlocking condition with the respective first and second counter-faces, the one or more springs being arranged to urge the first and second bearing surfaces to assume a spaced condition in which they are relatively spaced from the respective first and second counter-faces so as to permit said pivotal movement of the structural member relative to the first part.

US Pat. No. 10,457,379

BACKUP SYSTEM

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A method comprising:sending commands, wherein the commands include a command to a movement system to move a folding wing tip to a first position and a command to at least one of a latch system or a lock system to secure the folding wing tip in the first position; and
in response to at least one of the movement system, the latch system, or the lock system not responding to the commands, sending a command to utilize at least one of a backup valve, a backup actuator, or a backup power source connected to the at least one of the movement system, the latch system, or the lock system in one of moving the folding wing tip to the first position or securing the folding wing tip in the first position.

US Pat. No. 10,457,369

FOOT PEDAL-POWERED IMPELLER SYSTEM

1. A foot pedal-powered impeller system comprising:a foot crank, a drive shaft, and an impeller drive;
wherein the foot pedal-powered impeller system is a boat propulsion system;
wherein the foot pedal-powered impeller system is adapted to be powered by the feet of a user;
wherein the foot crank comprises a first pedal, a first crank arm, a second pedal, a second crank arm, and a right angle gearbox;
wherein the foot crank is adapted to rotate the drive shaft using energy provided by the user;
wherein the first pedal is a rectangular platform that is used as a foot-operated lever;
wherein the first pedal is rotationally coupled to the first crank arm such that the axis of rotation of the first pedal is oriented horizontally;
wherein the first pedal is coupled to the outside surface of the distal end of the first crank arm such that the first pedal clears the right angle gearbox as it completes each rotation;
wherein the first crank arm is an arm that couples the first pedal to a spindle of the right angle gearbox;
wherein the proximal end of the first crank arm is coupled to a first end of the spindle at a right angle.

US Pat. No. 10,457,364

MASK-TYPE GOGGLES USED FOR SWIMMING AND DIVING

DONGGUAN LONGWELL SPORTS ...

1. Mask-type goggles used for swimming and diving, comprising a soft rubber mask, a lens, a transparent frame, a decorative strip, and a lens fixing frame, the soft rubber mask having a fitting cavity at an inner side thereof for attaching to a user's face, a front of the soft rubber mask having a lens hole communicating with the fitting cavity, an inner edge at lens hole being circumferentially formed with a lens groove for fitting the lens, the lens being mounted to the lens groove, the transparent frame being configured to cover an outer edge of the lens hole, the transparent frame comprising a rim, an inner side of the rim being formed with a decorative groove, the decorative strip being embedded in the decorative groove, the lens fixing frame being mounted in the frame to block an outer edge of the lens, wherein the transparent frame comprises two rims and a ridge portion between the two rims, upper edges of inner sides of the two rims are formed with a first decorative groove, an inner edge of the ridge portion is formed with a second decorative groove, the decorative strip includes a first decorative strip and a second decorative strip, the first decorative strip is embedded in the first decorative groove, the second decorative strip is embedded in the second decorative groove, the first decorative groove and the first decorative strip are shaped like a chevron, and the second decorative groove and the second decorative strip are shaped like a reverse V.

US Pat. No. 10,457,362

COLLAPSIBLE FLOTATION DEVICE

Kelsyus, LLC, Virginia B...

1. A flotation apparatus, comprising:a panel having a first end portion and a second end portion opposite the first end portion, the panel having an interior region and an outer region disposed about the interior region, the panel having a maximum length greater than a maximum width of the panel,
the outer region having an inner perimeter portion, the outer region including a first inflatable chamber, the first inflatable chamber, when inflated, having a centerline that is curved;
the interior region including a liquid permeable material having an outer perimeter portion fixedly coupled to the inner perimeter portion of the outer region, the interior region including a second inflatable chamber having an end portion coupled to the outer region of the panel such that the second inflatable chamber is disposed between the first end portion of the panel and the second end portion of the panel, the second inflatable chamber, when inflated, having a centerline that is linear.

US Pat. No. 10,457,359

SYSTEM AND METHOD TO PREVENT THE BIOFOULING OF AN OUTDRIVE

1. An outdrive engine enclosure, comprising:a top sidewall, a bottom sidewall, and two side sidewalls coupled to each other and forming a closed end and an open mouth opposite the closed end, the open mouth sized to simultaneously receive a skeg and a cavitation plate of an outdrive engine;
a transom ligature constrictably coupled circumferentially about the sidewalls proximate the open mouth;
two neck ligatures constrictably coupled circumferentially about the sidewalls between the open mouth and the closed end;
a transom section comprising the open mouth, the transom ligature, and a first portion of the sidewalls, the transom section coupled to a neck section along a first junction, the neck section comprising the two neck ligatures and a second portion of the sidewalls; and
a prop section coupled to the neck section along a second junction and comprising the closed end and a third portion of the sidewalls;
wherein the enclosure at the first junction narrows along at least a first path and the enclosure at the second junction expands along at least a second path;
wherein the outdrive engine enclosure further comprises a deployed configuration, the deployed configuration comprising the sidewalls proximate the open mouth constricted by the transom ligature around one of a transom mounting rim and a gimbal housing of the outdrive engine to form a transom seal that is substantially watertight, and further comprising the sidewalls, between the open mouth and closed end, constricted by each of the two neck ligatures against the outdrive engine proximate a neck of the outdrive engine, thereby reducing the volume contained inside the enclosure in the deployed configuration;
wherein the neck of the outdrive engine is defined by a smallest circumference around the outdrive engine that passes between the cavitation plate and a cowling above the cavitation plate;
wherein fluid communication between outside of the enclosure and inside of the enclosure while the enclosure is in the deployed configuration is inhibited sufficient that a veliger extinction capacity within the enclosure outpaces a rate of veliger introduction to the outdrive engine while the enclosure is in the deployed configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,457,356

METHOD FOR HANDLING A FAIRED CABLE TOWED BY A VESSEL

THALES, Courbevoie (FR)

1. A method for handling a cable that is faired by means of a fairing, said cable being towed by a ship on board which is there is carried a winch allowing the faired cable to be wound in and paid out through a faired-cable guide device, the method comprising:a first step of monitoring the cable, making it possible to detect whether the fairing is experiencing a double twist around the cable comprising an immersed full twist and an airborne full twist,
and, when a double twist is detected, a first step of hauling in the faired cable, during which step the faired cable is hauled in, the first hauling step being carried out in such a way that the immersed full twist at least partially leaves the water and does not enter the guide device.

US Pat. No. 10,457,355

MOTILE BUOYANCY DEVICE INCLUDING NON-NEWTONIAN MATERIAL

Renoun, LLC, Shelburne, ...

1. A motile buoyancy apparatus for use in a fluid, the motile buoyancy apparatus comprising:an outer layer, the outer layer comprising a performance surface; and
at least a portion including a first material, wherein:
the first material is a non-Newtonian material; and
the at least a portion causes the performance surface to exhibit a shear rate-variable shear response.

US Pat. No. 10,457,354

VESSEL HAVING AN IMPROVED HULL SHAPE

1. A displacement vessel comprising a stern configured to reduce wave impact loads on the displacement vessel, the stern comprising a section of the displacement vessel rearward from a midship mark of the displacement vessel, wherein the displacement vessel comprises a bow, the bow comprising a section of the ship in front of the midship mark, wherein the displacement vessel comprises a hull being transversely symmetrical about a centerline of the displacement vessel, wherein the stern of the displacement vessel extends below a design waterline, wherein opposite side surfaces of the stern, when seen in a direction opposite of the bow, form an acute angle under and above the design waterline configured to decrease displacement of the displacement vessel in the stern, the opposite side surfaces being adjoined along and symmetrical about a stern centerline, at least a portion of the stern centerline extending above the design waterline, wherein the portion of the stern centerline of the displacement vessel positioned above the design waterline slopes forwards in the direction of the bow of the displacement vessel from an inferior end of the portion of the stern centerline of the displacement vessel positioned above the design waterline to a superior end of the stern centerline of the displacement vessel positioned above the design waterline, wherein the stern is non-concave along the portion of the stern centerline of the displacement vessel positioned above the design waterline, and wherein one or more frame lines of the stern include at least a first portion that extends laterally and superiorly from the design waterline and at least a second portion that extends medially and superiorly from the first portion of the one or more frame lines thereby providing a convex section of the side surfaces of the stern.

US Pat. No. 10,457,351

DRIVE SYSTEM FOR A PEDAL-OPERABLE VEHICLE AND METHOD FOR SENSING THE STATE OF A PEDAL DRIVE

Robert Bosch GMBH, Stutt...

1. A drive system for a pedal-operable vehicle, comprising:a drive motor with which a drive force for the vehicle is generatable;
pedals on pedal arms;
a bottom bracket spindle on which the pedal arms are mounted;
a drive mechanism for transferring drive energy from the bottom bracket spindle to a wheel of the vehicle, a clearance existing in a transfer path of drive energy between a pedal arm and a chainring, rotating with the bottom bracket spindle, of the drive mechanism; and
a return device with which clearance-affected parts are transferable, at or below an idle pedal force within their clearance with respect to one another, into an idle position in which the clearance-affected parts assume at least approximately a predefined relative position with respect to one another, the clearance-affected parts being removable, within the clearance, from the idle position by way of pedal force above the idle pedal force against the action of the return device, and information as to whether the clearance-affected parts are in an idle position being furnishable in a form of at least one electrical signal, wherein the clearance-affected parts are the bottom bracket spindle and the chainring, and wherein drive system is configured such that the drive motor delivers no drive energy for the vehicle and is switched off when in response to the clearance-affected parts being in the idle position.

US Pat. No. 10,457,348

BICYCLE REAR SUSPENSION

1. A suspension for a vehicle for traveling over a ground on a ground-engaging member, the vehicle having a frame member to be suspended relative to the ground, the suspension comprising:an arm having a first end and a second end, the arm extending between the frame member generally at the first end and the ground-engaging member generally at the second end; and
a slide link coupled to the frame member and to the arm, the slide link, oriented in an anti-squat configuration, comprising a part of a four-bar suspension between the arm and the frame member.

US Pat. No. 10,457,346

VEHICLE

HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., T...

1. A vehicle including a vehicle body, a front wheel that is disposed anterior to the vehicle body and that is steerable about a steering axis, and a front fork that supports the front wheel, the vehicle body including a vehicle body frame and a steering rotation unit that is supported on the vehicle body frame and that rotates about the steering axis, the vehicle comprising:a variable trail length mechanism that varies a trail length of the front wheel, the variable trail length mechanism including an oscillation shaft that extends in a vehicle width direction to thereby connect the front fork oscillatably with the steering rotation unit,
wherein the oscillation shaft is disposed at a position overlapping an axis of the front fork in a vehicle side elevational view,
wherein the steering rotation unit includes a steering shaft journaled by a head pipe of the vehicle body frame, a top bridge fixed to an upper end portion of the steering shaft, and a bottom member fixed to a lower end portion of the steering shaft, and
wherein the oscillation shaft is disposed at, in a side elevational view, a position overlapping the axis of the front fork and closer to the bottom member than to the top bridge.

US Pat. No. 10,457,345

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING AN AUTOMOTIVE MIRROR

1. A method for manufacturing an automotive mirror, comprising the following steps: forming a printed circuit board as a flexible printed circuit board comprising n+1 branches, n c N; providing n modules each comprising at least one electronic element housed within a plastic casting and connected to conducting paths on at least one of the surfaces of the plastic casting; and at least one of a standard gripping point, guiding structure, snap connection element and sealing member provided by the plastic casting; connecting up to n of said branches to one module each and connecting one branch to cables or a cable harness to be connected to at least one of a power supply and a control unit outside the mirror; providing mirror parts free of electronic elements; assembling the mirror parts and the modules; providing a gripping device with at least one gripping unit; the at least one gripping unit gripping at least one of the mirror part, the modules and the flexible printed circuit board at the standard gripping point; and assembling the at least one of the mirror part, the modules and the flexible printed circuit board by controlling the gripping device.

US Pat. No. 10,457,342

TRAVELING APPARATUS

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A traveling apparatus including at least, with respect to a traveling direction, a front wheel and a rear wheel and on which a user rides when travelling, the traveling apparatus comprising:a front wheel supporting member configured to rotatably support the front wheel;
a rear wheel supporting member configured to rotatably support the rear wheel;
an adjusting mechanism configured to adjust a wheel base length between the front wheel and the rear wheel by changing a relative position of the front wheel supporting member and the rear wheel supporting member;
a driving unit configured to drive at least one of the front wheel and rear wheel, wherein the wheel base length adjusted by the adjusting mechanism is associated with a speed of the traveling apparatus achieved by driving the driving unit in such a way that the longer the wheel base length, the greater the speed becomes, and when one of values of the wheel base length and the speed is changed by an operation of the user, the other one of the values is controlled to be a value associated with the changed one of the values; and
a control unit configured to, when the wheel base length is adjusted by the user operating the adjusting mechanism, drive the driving unit at the speed associated with the adjusted wheel base length, the speed being a target speed.

US Pat. No. 10,457,341

UNDERBODY CHANNEL VORTEX GENERATORS

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A vehicle comprising:a vehicle body having a first end and an opposing second end, wherein the first end is configured to face oncoming airflow when the vehicle is in motion relative to a road surface;
an underbody extending between the first and second ends of the vehicle body and defining a space between the vehicle body and the road surface, the underbody including a first lateral edge, an opposing second lateral edge and a central region defined therebetween; and
at least one aerodynamic surface disposed on the underbody wherein the at least one aerodynamic surface includes at least one curved triangular channel having an apex, the at least one curved triangular channel configured to cause airflow to separate over a trip edge of the at least one curved triangular channel to create a low pressure vortex region within the curved triangular channel,
wherein the apex of the at least one curved triangular channel extends toward the underbody and the trip edge extends away from the underbody.

US Pat. No. 10,457,340

ADJUSTABLE BODY SKIRTING ASSEMBLY AND A VEHICLE

GM Global Technology Oper...

1. An adjustable body skirting assembly comprising:a support structure including a side surface and a bottom surface;
a skirt member supported by the support structure and being elongated relative to a longitudinal direction;
wherein the skirt member is movable between a deployed position in which the skirt member is disposed transverse to the bottom surface of the support structure such that the skirt member and the side surface cooperate with each other to define a wall that is configured to redirect an airflow away from the bottom surface, and a retracted position in which the skirt member retracts relative to the side surface such that the wall is removed which allows the airflow to interact with the bottom surface;
an actuator coupled to the skirt member and configured to move the skirt member to the deployed position and the retracted position; and
wherein the support structure defines a pocket, with the skirt member movable into the pocket when in the retracted position.

US Pat. No. 10,457,338

AERODYNAMIC REAR DRAG REDUCTION SYSTEM FOR A TRAILER

Wabash National, L.P., L...

1. An aerodynamic rear drag reduction system configured to be coupled to a rear frame assembly of a trailer including a rear frame and a rear swing door, the drag reduction system comprising:a side panel configured to be coupled to the rear swing door to extend generally vertically at least partially along a height of the trailer;
a top panel configured to be coupled to the rear swing door to extend generally horizontally at least partially along a width of the trailer; and
a cable system configured to connect the side panel and the top panel to prevent upward movement of the top panel beyond its generally horizontal position, the cable system including a first cable with a first end coupled to an inner surface of the side panel, and a second cable and a third cable each with a first end coupled to a bottom surface of the top panel, and a second end of each of the first cable, the second cable, and the third cable coupled together at a juncture.

US Pat. No. 10,457,336

FLOORING APPARATUS AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURE

1. A method comprising:providing an elongated member having a top surface;
depositing a first adhesive generally about a perimeter of the top surface of the elongated member;
depositing a second adhesive at least partially within the perimeter of the top surface of the elongated member, the second adhesive having a lower viscosity than the first adhesive and being retained within the perimeter by the first adhesive;
heating a friction-increasing member to a pre-heat temperature;
disposing the friction-increasing member on the first and second adhesive to form a flooring apparatus; and
curing the flooring apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,457,335

VEHICULAR MUD GUARD STRUCTURE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A vehicular mud guard structure comprising:a mud guard portion provided in a rear end of a wheel house in which a wheel assembly is placed, the mud guard portion having a plate shape such that a width direction of the mud guard portion extends along a vehicle width direction, the mud guard portion having a lower end that projects toward a vehicle lower side and that extends below an underfloor on a vehicle rear side of the wheel house; and
an end flow regulating portion extending from an inner part of the mud guard portion in the vehicle width direction toward the vehicle rear side from the mud guard portion, the end flow regulating portion being curved and inclined towards the vehicle rear side as the end flow regulating portion extends towards an inner side in the vehicle width direction, wherein:
the end flow regulating portion has a plate shape; and
a rear end of the end flow regulating portion is provided with a hole portion that penetrates the end flow regulating portion in a plate-thickness direction of the end flow regulating portion.

US Pat. No. 10,457,331

VEHICLE PILLAR STRUCTURE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A vehicle pillar structure, comprising:a first pillar that configures a first part of a vehicle pillar and extends substantially along a vehicle vertical direction;
a second pillar that configures a second part of the vehicle pillar, is disposed a predetermined distance away from the first pillar substantially in a vehicle front-rear direction, and extends substantially along the vehicle vertical direction, with an upper end portion of the second pillar being coupled to an upper end portion of the first pillar and with a lower end portion of the second pillar being coupled to a lower end portion of the first pillar;
a transparent member that spans between the first pillar and the second pillar to thereby cover an opening formed by the first pillar and the second pillar, and through which an area exterior to the vehicle can be seen; and
a reinforcement member that couples a vehicle upper portion side of the first pillar to a vehicle upper portion side of the second pillar substantially in the vehicle front-rear direction.

US Pat. No. 10,457,329

VEHICLE FRONT PORTION STRUCTURE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A vehicle front portion structure comprising:a front side member rear extending in a front-rear direction of a vehicle, a part of a front side of the front side member rear being an inclined portion inclined such that a position of the inclined portion rises toward a front side of the vehicle:
a tubular front side member fixed to the inclined portion of the front side member rear and extending from the inclined portion to the front side of the vehicle; and
a reinforcing member being fixed to an inner peripheral surface of the front side member, the reinforcing member having a plate shape, wherein
the reinforcing member is provided with an extending portion extending to a rear side of the vehicle behind a rear end of the front side member; and
the extending portion is fixed to the front side member rear.

US Pat. No. 10,457,327

METHOD AND SYSTEM OF ASSISTING A DRIVER OF A VEHICLE

Nissan North America, Inc...

1. A method of assisting a driver of a vehicle, the method comprising the steps of:obtaining a feature of a road to be travelled by a vehicle,
selecting a trajectory to be driven along the road as a first parameter, the trajectory being selected by the driver;
selecting a feedback as a second parameter, the feedback being selected by the driver, program instructions for the first and second parameters being selected on the identity of the driver or program instructions for the first and second parameters being selected on the condition of a selection made by the driver;
determining whether a current trajectory of the vehicle while travelling the road is deviating from the selected trajectory of the vehicle along the road; and
providing a feedback operation to assist a driver in guiding the vehicle nearer to the selected trajectory, the feedback operation being based on the second parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,457,323

HANDS-ON/-OFF DETECTION IN A STEER-BY-WIRE SYSTEM

THYSSENKRUPP PRESTA AG, ...

5. A method for determining a contact state between a driver of a motor vehicle with a steer-by-wire steering system and a steering wheel of the steer-by-wire steering system, wherein the steer-by-wire steering system comprises a steering adjuster that is electronically controlled based on a driver's steering demands, a feedback actuator that transmits feedback effects of a road to the steering wheel, and a control unit that actuates the feedback actuator and the steering adjuster, the method comprising:determining a frequency spectrum of movement signals detected by sensors of the feedback actuator;
analyzing the frequency spectrum by determining damping of amplitudes of predetermined frequency ranges; and
estimating a driver's steering torque with a monitor of the feedback actuator, a model of the feedback actuator, and the movement signals.

US Pat. No. 10,457,319

CONTROL CIRCUIT THAT PERFORMS A FEEDBACK CONTROL OPERATION TO CONTROL AN OBJECT

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA,...

1. A control circuit, comprising:a difference calculator configured to calculate, upon receipt of an operating value output from an object to be controlled, a difference between the operating value and a target value, and output the difference;
a proportional control unit configured to calculate, upon receipt of the difference from the difference calculator, a proportional value of the difference as a first output value;
an integration unit including a suppressing section, the integration unit configured to:
calculate, upon receipt of the difference from the difference calculator, an integrated value of the operating value by adding the difference and a modified previously-calculated integrated value, which is a previously-calculated integrated value modified by the suppressing section to be in a predetermined range if the previously-calculated integrated value is outside the predetermined range, and
calculate a second output value based on the integrated value; and
an output unit configured to:
calculate, upon receipt of the first and second output values, a new operating value with the first and second output values, and
output, to the object, a control signal having the new operating value.

US Pat. No. 10,457,316

COMPACT STEERING

Yoav Netzer, Moers (DE)

1. A vehicle steering input device comprising:a first knob configured to be rotatable around a first axis of rotation and operatively coupled to a steering column so that rotating the first knob results in rotation of the steering column; and
a second knob configured to be rotatable around a second axis of rotation and operatively coupled to rotate the steering column so that rotating the second knob results in rotating the steering column,wherein:the first and second rotatable knobs are operatively coupled so that rotating one knob in a clockwise (CW) or counter clockwise (CCW) direction results in rotating the other knob in a same direction; and
the first axis of rotation and the second axis of rotation define an angle.

US Pat. No. 10,457,307

WIRELESS CROSSING ACTIVATION SYSTEM AND METHOD

Westinghouse Air Brake Te...

1. A wireless target activation system for a train comprising at least one locomotive or control car, the system comprising at least one computer programmed or configured to:receive at least one first target location associated with a forward route of the train;
receive at least one second target location associated with the forward route of the train, wherein the at least one first target location is located before the at least one second target location on the forward route of the train;
determine a gap time between when the leading edge of the train leaves the at least one first target location and is estimated to arrive at the at least one second target location based at least partially on a distance between the at least one first target location and the at least one second target location and a design speed; and
based at least partially on the gap time, an allowable acceleration of the train, and a required warning time, generate an activation message configured to activate or cause the activation of at least one function associated with the at least one second target location, wherein if the distance between the at least one first target location and the at least one second target location is too short to reach the design speed based on the allowable acceleration, the at least one computer is programmed or configured to set the design speed of the train to be the following:
?2*a*gd
wherein a is the allowable acceleration and gd is the distance between the at least one first target location and the at least one second target location.

US Pat. No. 10,457,299

TRAIN STOP TIMER

Westinghouse Air Brake Te...

1. A train control system for a train including at least one locomotive or control car and, optionally, at least one railroad car, in a track network having a plurality of tracks, the system comprising:an operator interface on-board the at least one locomotive or control car configured to provide information to an operator of the train;
a wheel tachometer configured to provide an indication that the train is stopped; and
at least one computer programmed or configured to:
receive the indication that the train is stopped from the wheel tachometer;
continuously increment a counter in response to receiving the indication that the train is stopped; and
control the operator interface to output a current count of the counter to the operator of the train.

US Pat. No. 10,457,295

TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM AND VEHICLE FOR SUPERSONIC TRANSPORT

Supersonic Tubevehicle LL...

1. A transportation system comprising:a substantially enclosed conduit provided between a first geographic location and a second geographic location, the enclosed conduit having a cross-section of a fluted tube and being provided with an atmosphere that allows a vehicle traveling within the enclosed conduit to achieve aerodynamic tunneling, the cross-section having a curve outlining one or more lobes and one or more waists, the cross-section being defined by a polar-coordinate equation r=a+b cos2 ct, wherein r is a distance of a point on the curve from a pole, t is an angle in a polar coordinate system, c is an integral multiple of ½, and a and b are real parameters, wherein none of a, b and c is zero, and wherein the atmosphere inside the enclosed conduit has a density such that a speed of sound is greater than a speed of sound of atmospheric air outside of the enclosed conduit.

US Pat. No. 10,457,292

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OPERATING AN AUTOMATED MOTOR VEHICLE

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A method for operating an automated motor vehicle, the method comprising:acquiring, by the controller, environmental data and navigation data of the motor vehicle, wherein the data includes a collision free region or corridor that marks a region in which the motor vehicle can move and in which a risk of collision with longitudinally adjacent vehicles is minimized, wherein the collision free region or corridor represents a prescribed region within which the target trajectory must be constituted;
ascertaining, by a controller, a target trajectory along which the motor vehicle is guided to a target speed or a target position;
ascertaining, by the controller, a tolerance region of the target trajectory based on the acquired data, wherein the tolerance region is around the target speed or the target position of the target trajectory, within which region the motor vehicle is permitted to deviate from the target speed or the target position, and wherein the tolerance region is located within the collision free region; and
guiding, by the controller, the motor vehicle in the tolerance region of the target trajectory;
wherein the guiding is performed according to prioritized criteria that includes: (a) at least one of a minimization of a change in acceleration of the motor vehicle and an energetic optimization of a propulsion at a first priority level, and (b) accurate guidance of the motor vehicle along the target trajectory at a second priority level that is lower than the first priority level.

US Pat. No. 10,457,282

VEHICLE TRAVELING CONTROL DEVICE

Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki ...

1. A vehicle traveling control device comprising:at least one electronic control unit configured to
specify a tracked preceding vehicle, the tracked preceding vehicle travelling in front of a host vehicle, the tracked preceding vehicle being another vehicle that the host vehicle is to set to track,
calculate, as a tracking target acceleration, a target acceleration of the host vehicle required for maintaining an inter-vehicle distance between the host vehicle and the tracked preceding vehicle at a predetermined first target inter-vehicle distance,
select the tracking target acceleration as a final target acceleration in a case where a blinker operation is not executed, the blinker operation setting a blinker of the host vehicle in a state indicating a lane change to a passing lane,
in a case where the blinker operation is executed, select, as the final target acceleration, a first acceleration equal to or higher than the tracking target acceleration at a blinker operation time at which the blinker operation is executed, and
in a case where a specific condition is established, the specific condition being that there is a passing lane preceding vehicle travelling in front of the host vehicle on the passing lane at the blinker operation time, and it is determined that a vehicle speed of the passing lane preceding vehicle at the blinker operation time is equal to or lower than a vehicle speed of the host vehicle at the blinker operation time, select a second acceleration lower than the first acceleration as the final target acceleration; and
at least one actuator configured to
control drive power of the host vehicle such that an actual acceleration of the host vehicle approaches the final target acceleration,
wherein the at least one electronic control unit is configured to
select, as the first acceleration, a target acceleration of the host vehicle required for maintaining the inter-vehicle distance between the host vehicle and the tracked preceding vehicle at a second target inter-vehicle distance less than the first target inter-vehicle distance, in a case where the actual acceleration of the host vehicle at the blinker operation time is equal to or less than zero,
select the tracking target acceleration as the second acceleration, in a case where the actual acceleration of the host vehicle at the blinker operation time is equal to or less than zero, and
set the second acceleration to zero, in a case where the actual acceleration of the host vehicle at the blinker operation time is greater than zero.

US Pat. No. 10,457,278

LANE CHANGING SUPPORT APPARATUS

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A lane changing support apparatus comprising:a plurality of radar sensors, each of which transmits radar wave to surroundings of an own vehicle to detect a reflection point of a three-dimensional object of said radar wave as a sensor target object, and detects position-and-speed information to specify a position and a speed of said detected sensor target object with respect to said own vehicle;
target object specifying means for specifying, every time a predetermined time elapses, a determinative target object indicative of a three-dimensional object present around said own vehicle using said position-and-speed information;
control execution means for performing a lane changing support control to control a steering angle of said own vehicle so as to support a traveling of said own vehicle when said vehicle changes lanes from an own lane in which said own vehicle is traveling to a target adjacent lane adjacent to said own lane; and
control prohibiting means:
for, in a case where said sensor target object corresponding to a previous determinative target object which is said determinative target object specified said predetermined time before is not detected, determining that it is highly likely that an attention determinative target object has entered a blind spot area in which any of said radar sensors cannot detect any of said sensor target objects to prohibit said control execution means from performing said lane changing support control, when a blind spot area entering determination condition is satisfied, said blind spot area entering determination condition including a first condition and a second condition, said first condition being a condition satisfied when a magnitude of a speed relative to said own vehicle of said attention determinative target object being said previous determinative target object to which said target object which is not detected corresponds is smaller than a threshold relative speed, and said second condition being a condition satisfied when a position of said attention determinative target object with respect to said own vehicle is within a blind spot area entering determination area which includes a whole of said blind spot area.

US Pat. No. 10,457,277

DRIVER ASSISTANCE SYSTEM

OPEL AUTOMOBILE GMBH, Ru...

1. A method for assistance to a driver of an ego-vehicle to avoid a vehicle collision, the ego-vehicle comprising an environmental sensor adapted to monitor the traffic environment around the ego-vehicle, a processor which receives data from the environmental sensor, and a control instrument configured to intervene in the directional or speed control of the ego-vehicle, the processor controlling the control instrument in response to information received from the environmental sensor; the method comprising:(1) monitoring the traffic environment around the ego-vehicle with the environmental sensor;
(2) determining if the ego-vehicle is in danger of colliding with an object in front of the ego-vehicle by calculating a time to collision (TC) of the ego-vehicle with the object;
(3) determining if the ego-vehicle is in a manual driving mode or an automated driving mode;
(a) if the vehicle is in an automated driving mode, then planning a control intervention of a control instrument of the ego-vehicle based on the predicted time to collision (TC), said control intervention comprising:
(i) determining if application of brakes of the vehicle at a first level of braking is sufficient to avoid collision with the object; and if so, controlling brakes to apply the brakes at the first level of braking to slow the ego-vehicle; and
(ii) if braking at said first level of braking is not sufficient to avoid collision with the object, then determining if it is feasible to steer the ego-vehicle to swerve around the object; whereby, if it is feasible to steer around the object, the processor controls the control instrument to swerve around the object, and, if it is not feasible to steer around the object, the processor controls the brakes at a second level of braking greater than the first level of braking; and
(b) if the vehicle is in a manual driving mode, then determining if the driver's hands are on the steering wheel or are likely on the steering wheel such that the driver is likely to execute a driver intervention; and if it is determined that the driver is not likely to execute a driver intervention, then planning a control intervention of a control instrument of the ego-vehicle based on predicted time to collision (TC), said control intervention comprising:
(i) determining if application of brakes of the vehicle at a first level of braking is sufficient to avoid collision with the object; and if so, controlling brakes to slow the ego-vehicle and
(ii) if braking at said first level of braking is not sufficient to avoid collision with the object, then determining if it is feasible to steer the ego-vehicle to swerve around the object; whereby, if it is feasible to steer around the object, the processor controls the control instrument to swerve around the object, and, if it is not feasible to steer around the object, the processor controls the brakes at a second level of braking greater than the first level of braking.

US Pat. No. 10,457,263

BRAKE ADJUSTMENT DETECTION USING WSS BASED THERMAL MEASUREMENT

Bendix Commercial Vehicle...

1. A system that facilitates identifying and compensating for a maladjusted brake component in a commercial vehicle, comprising:a plurality of wheel speed sensor inputs for receiving wheel speed sensor signals from a plurality of associated wheel speed sensors installed at associated wheel ends each comprising a brake component; and
a processor with control logic, the control logic being configured to:
receive a resistance value of an individual wheel speed sensor;
determine a temperature of the individual wheel speed sensor as a function of the resistance value and ambient temperature;
compare the determined temperature to a predefined expected temperature range for the received resistance value;
if the determined temperature is not in the predefined expected temperature range, compare the determined temperature to at least one other determined wheel speed sensor temperature;
determine that the determined temperature is not within a predefined percentage of the at least one other determined wheel speed sensor temperature;
and
generate and transmit an adjustment signal to the maladjusted brake component to compensate for the maladjustment.

US Pat. No. 10,457,260

VEHICLE BRAKE CONTROL DEVICE

ADVICS CO., LTD., Kariya...

1. A vehicle brake control device, comprising:a vacuum booster which assists operation force inputted to a brake operating member in accordance with differential pressure between a negative pressure chamber and a variable pressure chamber when the brake operating member is operated;
a master cylinder in which hydraulic pressure corresponding to the operation force assisted by the vacuum booster is generated;
a wheel cylinder provided for a wheel in which inner hydraulic pressure increases as the hydraulic pressure in the master cylinder increases; and
a brake adjusting mechanism configured to adjust the hydraulic pressure in the wheel cylinder even when the brake operating member is not operated,
wherein
the vehicle brake control device is applied to a vehicle in which brake force applied to the vehicle is increased by an increase in hydraulic pressure in the wheel cylinder,
the vehicle brake control device further comprising:
an assistance control unit which performs brake assistance processing of increasing the hydraulic pressure in the wheel cylinder by a target increase amount based on assistance limit pressure by allowing the brake adjusting mechanism to operate when the vacuum booster reaches assistance limit in a situation in which the brake operating member is operated; and
a target increase amount setting unit which, when determining that emergency braking is requested from an operation mode of the brake operating member, makes the hydraulic pressure in the master cylinder at that point in time the assistance limit pressure and sets the target increase amount based on the assistance limit pressure,
the assistance control unit performs the brake assistance processing when it is determined that the emergency braking is requested,
wherein
the vehicle brake control device is configured such that, in a case where the hydraulic pressure in the master cylinder at a point in time when the vacuum booster reaches the assistance limit predicted from the negative pressure in the negative pressure chamber is made negative pressure conversion hydraulic pressure, the negative pressure conversion hydraulic pressure increases as the negative pressure in the negative pressure chamber is higher,
the vehicle brake control device comprising:
a target hydraulic pressure setting unit which increases target hydraulic pressure as a difference obtained by subtracting the assistance limit pressure from the negative pressure conversion hydraulic pressure at a point in time when it is determined that the emergency braking is requested is larger,
wherein
the target increase amount setting unit makes a difference obtained by subtracting the hydraulic pressure in the master cylinder from target hydraulic pressure set by the target increase amount setting unit the target increase amount, and
the target hydraulic pressure setting unit corrects to decrease the target hydraulic pressure when the negative pressure in the negative pressure chamber increases in a situation in which the brake assistance processing is performed.

US Pat. No. 10,457,259

CONTROL DEVICE FOR AT LEAST ONE MOTORIZED PLUNGER DEVICE AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A HYDRAULIC BRAKING SYSTEM OF A VEHICLE

Robert Bosch Gmbh, Stutt...

1. A control device for at least one motorized plunger device of a hydraulic braking system of a vehicle, comprising:an electronics device which is configured for activating a motor of the motorized plunger device, wherein, with the aid of the electronics device:
a braking pressure increase in at least one wheel brake cylinder of the hydraulic braking system is effectuatable by moving a plunger of the motorized plunger device, with the aid of the motor activated by the electronics device, in a pressure build-up direction, so that brake fluid is transferrable from the motorized plunger device into the at least one wheel brake cylinder; and
a volume supplementation in the motorized plunger device is effectuatable by moving the plunger of the motorized plunger device with the aid of the motor activated by the electronics device at a maximum movement speed by a maximum movement travel in a pressure reduction direction which is directed opposite to the pressure build-up direction, so that brake fluid is drawable out of a storage volume of the hydraulic braking system into the motorized plunger device;
wherein the electronics device is configured to, before a volume supplementation:
establish at least one setpoint variable regarding at least one of: the maximum movement speed and the maximum movement travel, of the plunger during the volume supplementation while taking into consideration at least one provided variable regarding at least one of: (i) current driving situation information, and (ii) current surroundings information; and
activate the motor of the motorized plunger device during the volume supplementation with consideration of the at least one established setpoint variable in such a way that, during the volume supplementation, the at least one of the maximum movement speed and the maximum movement travel corresponds to the at least one established setpoint variable.