US Pat. No. 10,429,068

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR STARTING AN INTERMITTENT FLAME-POWERED PILOT COMBUSTION SYSTEM

Ademco Inc., Golden Vall...

1. A method of igniting a pilot flame of a gas-powered appliance having a flame powered intermittent pilot ignition system, the method comprising:using power from a first power source to ignite the pilot flame of the gas-powered appliance in a first ignition following installation of the gas-powered appliance; and
using power from a second power source and not the first power source to ignite the pilot flame of the gas-powered appliance after the first ignition.

US Pat. No. 10,429,067

DYNAMIC MULTI-LEGS EJECTOR FOR USE IN EMERGENCY FLARE GAS RECOVERY SYSTEM

SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY...

1. A method of handling a flow of flare gas comprising:a. obtaining a flowrate of the flow of flare gas;
b. directing the flow of the flare gas to a piping circuit comprising a plurality of ejector legs piped in parallel;
c. comparing the flowrate of the flow of flare gas with flow capacities of the ejector legs;
d. identifying a particular one or ones of the ejector legs having a cumulative capacity to adequately handle the flow of the flare gas;
e. directing a flow of a motive gas to the piping circuit to motive gas inlets of ejectors in the particular one or ones of the ejector legs and maintaining a pressure of the motive gas at the motive gas inlet at a substantially constant value; and
f. directing the flow of flare gas to suction inlets of the ejectors in the particular one or ones of the ejector legs).

US Pat. No. 10,429,066

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR THERMAL EXHAUST GAS PURIFICATION

1. An apparatus for thermal exhaust gas purification, comprising:a thermal reactor connected to a raw gas supply line for supplying a raw gas to the thermal reactor and comprising a combustion chamber for thermally purifying the supplied raw gas; and
an energy recovery means connected to said combustion chamber of said thermal reactor via an outlet line for supplying a purified gas resulting from the thermal purification process in said combustion chamber to said energy recovery means,
wherein said energy recovery means comprises:
a first heat exchanger for cooling down the purified gas to a first temperature level and transmitting an enthalpy released thereby to a heat exchange medium; and
at least one condensation heat exchanger arranged downstream of said first heat exchanger for further cooling down the purified gas to a second temperature level lower than the first temperature level such that condensable substances contained in the purified gas condense and enthalpies released thereby are transmitted to a heat exchange medium and/or the raw gas upstream of said thermal reactor.

US Pat. No. 10,429,064

SYSTEM, METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING THE FLOW DIRECTION, FLOW RATE AND TEMPERATURE OF SOLIDS

GENERAL ELECTRIC TECHNOLO...

1. An apparatus for controlling flow of a material, comprising:a first control subassembly having a first inlet to receive a respective first flow of solids from a first source;
and a second control subassembly having a second inlet to receive a second flow of solids from a second source;
and
a first seal mechanism fluidly coupled to the first inlet, the first seal mechanism having a first fluidizing bed configured to receive the the first flow of solids from the first inlet;
a second seal mechanism fluidly coupled to the second inlet, the second seal mechanism having a second fluidizing bed configured to receive the second flow of solids from the second inlet;
a first discharge passageway and a second discharge passageway fluidly coupled to the first fluidizing bed; and a bypass pathway fluidly coupled to the first discharge passageway; and a heat exchange pathway fluidly coupled to the second discharge passageway, the heat exchange pathway having at least one heat exchanger associated therewith for controlling a temperature of the material;
a third discharge passageway and a fourth discharge passageway fluidly coupled to the second fluidizing bed;
wherein the first, second, third, and fourth passageways are fluidly coupled with a common outlet;
wherein the first fluidizing bed includes a first transport zone associated with the first discharge passageway and a second transport zone associated with the second discharge passageway, the first and second transport zones being configured to receive a first transport gas from a transport gas source;
wherein the second fluidizing bed includes a third transport zone associated with the third discharge passageway and a fourth transport zone associated with the fourth discharge passageway, the third and fourth transport zones being configured to receive a second transport gas from a transport gas source; and
wherein the first transport gas is controllable to selectively divert a flow of the material into the first discharge passageway and the second discharge passageway.

US Pat. No. 10,429,062

HIGH TEMPERATURE SUB-CRITICAL BOILER WITH STEAM COOLED UPPER FURNACE

1. A boiler, comprising:a lower furnace having water-cooled membrane walls;
an upper furnace having steam-cooled membrane walls and located above the lower furnace, wherein flue gas passes from the lower furnace to the upper furnace, and wherein the steam-cooled membrane walls of the upper furnace include a front wall, a rear wall, and side walls;
a convection pass downstream of the upper furnace, the convection pass having steam-cooled convection pass membrane walls and extending downwards, wherein the steam-cooled convection pass membrane walls of the upper furnace include a front wall, a rear wall, and side walls;
wherein the upper furnace and the convection pass share a common steam-cooled membrane wall, the common steam-cooled membrane wall being both the rear wall of the upper furnace and the front wall of the convection pass;
a baffle wall that divides the convection pass into a front convection pass and a rear convection pass;
a primary superheater in the rear convection pass;
a secondary superheater disposed inside the upper furnace;
a steam separator having a fluid inlet and a dry steam outlet;
a water-cooled circuit connected to the fluid inlet of the steam separator to deliver wet steam to the steam separator, the water-cooled circuit including the water-cooled membrane walls of the lower furnace; and
a steam-cooled circuit connected to the dry steam outlet of the steam separator to receive dry steam from the dry steam outlet, the steam-cooled circuit running sequentially from the dry steam outlet through the rear wall of the convection pass, the side walls of the convection pass, the baffle wall, through the primary superheater, through the upper furnace front wall and the common steam-cooled membrane wall, then through the upper furnace side walls, and through the secondary superheater.

US Pat. No. 10,429,060

CEILING FAN MOTOR

Sunonwealth Electric Mach...

1. A ceiling fan motor comprising:a stator comprising an iron core and a shaft, wherein the iron core forms an assembly opening at a central portion thereof;
a rotor rotatably coupled with an outer periphery of the shaft, wherein the rotor has an inner periphery delimiting a hollow volume, wherein the shaft is mounted at a center of the hollow volume, and wherein the iron core is received in the hollow volume and is located radially between the inner periphery of the rotor and the shaft; and
a light-emitting module at least partially arranged in the hollow volume and between the iron core and the shaft along a radial direction perpendicular to the shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,429,057

LIGHT-UP BEARD

Elegant Headwear Co., Inc...

1. A light-up facial covering which simulates the appearance of a beard, comprising:a facial covering member that is configured and dimensioned to overlie at least a portion of a lower half of a face of a wearer, said facial covering member comprising an outer layer having an interior side and an exterior side, said exterior side having faux hairs attached thereto dimensioned to simulate the appearance of a beard, and a plurality of spaced-apart openings extending from said interior side to said exterior side;
means for securing said facial covering member to a wearer's head comprising a pair of lateral flaps connected to said facial covering member,
a plurality of electrically powered lights, each of said electrically powered lights being affixed to said facial covering member extending from said interior side through one of said openings to said exterior side so that it is visible, when lit, through said faux hairs on said outer layer of said facial covering member; and
means for electrically powering said plurality of lights affixed to said facial covering member.

US Pat. No. 10,429,056

VENTILATION AND HUMIDITY-CONDITIONING UNIT AND APPARATUS

NITTO DENKO CORPORATION, ...

1. A ventilation and humidity-conditioning unit comprising:a structure mounted on a housing including a space inside the housing that is separated from an outside thereof, the structure including a ventilation hole providing ventilation between an inside of the housing and the outside of the housing;
a humidity-conditioning member provided midway in the ventilation hole of the structure, the humidity-conditioning member absorbing water vapor; and
a ventilation member provided to the structure, the ventilation member being closer to the outside of the housing than the humidity-conditioning member is, the ventilation member being permeable to a gas, the ventilation member preventing a liquid and a solid from entering the inside of the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,429,055

LIGHTING MODULE AND LIGHTING APPARATUS INCLUDING SAME

LG INNOTEK CO., LTD., Se...

1. A lighting module comprising:a heat dissipating plate including a plurality of heat dissipating fins disposed thereunder;
a light emitting module including a printed circuit board disposed on the heat dissipating plate and a plurality of light emitting devices disposed on the printed circuit board;
a lens cover having lens parts on the light emitting devices and provided on the printed circuit board; and
a waterproof frame disposed between the heat dissipating plate and the lens cover,
wherein the waterproof frame includes a first waterproof projection projecting toward a lower surface of the lens cover and a second waterproof projection projecting toward an upper surface of the heat dissipating plate,
wherein the waterproof frame has an open region,
wherein the heat dissipating plate includes a first groove on an upper portion thereof,
wherein the first groove has a cable hole, into which a cable is inserted, and includes a waterproof cap disposed in the first groove,
wherein the waterproof cap includes a vertical opening and a guide groove in an uppermost surface of the waterproof cap, the guide groove extending parallel to the uppermost surface, the guide groove extending radially outward from a center of the waterproof cap and in a transverse direction to the vertical opening, and
wherein the cable is bent to extend along the guide groove.

US Pat. No. 10,429,054

LIGHT BULB, A LIGHT BULB HOLDER, AND A COMBINATION OF A LIGHT BULB AND A LIGHT BULB HOLDER

1. A light bulb holder comprising:a coupling element defining a longitudinally extending central axis and being releasably engageable with a complementary coupling element of a light bulb for coupling the light bulb to the light bulb holder, the coupling element of the light bulb holder being configured to engage the coupling element of the light bulb for transferring heat from the light bulb to the light bulb holder through the coupling element of the light bulb holder,
a heat sink in heat conducting engagement with the coupling element of the light bulb holder for sinking and dissipating heat transferred from the light bulb, and at least one electrically conductive contact element adjacent the coupling element of the light bulb holder,
the at least one contact element being configured to electrically contact a corresponding electrically conductive contact element of the light bulb,
wherein
the heat sink comprises a heat exchanger comprising:
an elongated body member, and
a plurality of heat exchange fins extending outwardly from the body member,
the coupling element is formed in the body member, and
the heat exchange fins extend in a generally longitudinal direction along the body member substantially parallel to the central axis and radially therefrom spaced apart circumferentially around the body member.

US Pat. No. 10,429,053

LED LIGHT SOURCE

EPISTAR CORPORATION, Hsi...

1. A light source, comprising:a socket connection capable of connecting to a source of electricity;
a base connected to the socket connection;
a plurality of LED units;
a mount having a first top surface and a side surface;
a mounting structure disposed on the first top surface, comprising a width smaller than that of the mount, a second top surface, and a plurality of mounting surfaces connected to the second top surface, wherein the plurality of LED units is disposed on the plurality of mounting surfaces; and
a solid heat conductive material directly contacting the plurality of LED units, the mounting structure, and the side surface of the mount, and being substantially translucent or transparent such that light emitted from the plurality of LED units is able to pass through the solid heat conductive material,
wherein at least one of the plurality of mounting surfaces is not parallel to the first top surface,
wherein the second top surface is substantially parallel to the first top surface, the second top surface is devoid of the plurality of LED units,
wherein the mounting structure has a virtual central axis, the plurality of LED units surrounds the virtual central axis in a 360 degree orientation.

US Pat. No. 10,429,051

LIFI COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

1. A communication system, comprising:a light source to generate light and a light connector fitting a fluorescent tube or a light connector fitting an incandescent bulb, wherein the connector provides data communication and operation of the light source, the connector coupled to a wired circuit for communicating with a database for parameters and environmental conditions for predetermined positions or zones of a structure for individual periods of time and dates, wherein the light source is in thermal contact with a cooling surface;
a broadband light receiver control electronics to demodulate a received light signal from the broadband optical data transmission network; and
a wired network transceiver coupled to the light transmitter/receiver to receive and transmit data between the optical data transmission network and a wired circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,429,048

LED SOCKET FOR RECEIVING A COB-LED AND BASE FOR SUCH LED SOCKET

TE Connectivity Nederland...

1. An LED socket, comprising:an LED package having an LED mounted on an LED printed circuit board;
a contact having a receiving section adapted to be connected to a terminal end of an electrical cable and a contact lug having a T-shaped contact section; and
a base defining a receptacle for receiving the LED printed circuit board, the receptacle is open to an opening in the base adapted to expose the LED at a front face of the base, the base holds the contact and the T-shaped contact section is exposed in the receptacle and electrically contacts a pad of the LED printed circuit board, the contact is adapted to be inserted into a radial slot of the base in a radial direction and is moved in a second direction extending perpendicular to the radial direction within the radial slot.

US Pat. No. 10,429,045

LED TRACK LIGHTING

1. A lighting-emitting module comprising:a printed circuit board;
a light-emitting diode coupled to the printed circuit board;
a bottom side cover plate fitted over the light-emitting diode;
a connection side cover plate coupled to the bottom side cover plate, the connection side cover plate having two apertures;
two electrical connectors extending at least partially through the two apertures and movable with respect to the connection side cover plate and the printed circuit board; and
two springs, each spring disposed between one of the electrical connectors and the printed circuit board and operable to bias the electrical connectors away from the printed circuit hoard, each spring electrically connected to the light-emitting diode.

US Pat. No. 10,429,039

MOUNTING SYSTEM FOR MAGNETIC INSTALLATION OF VARYING FINISHING SECTIONS

Eaton Intelligent Power L...

1. A mounting system comprising:an upper collar;
a first lower collar that is configured to magnetically couple a rimmed finishing section to a recessed luminaire; and
a second lower collar that is configured to magnetically couple a rimless finishing section to the recessed luminaire,
wherein the first lower collar is removably coupled to the upper collar when the rimmed finishing section is to be coupled to the recessed luminaire, and
wherein the second lower collar is removably coupled to the upper collar when the rimless finishing section is to be coupled to the recessed luminaire.

US Pat. No. 10,429,037

OPTICAL DEVICE INCLUDING SWITCHABLE DIFFUSER

3M Innovative Properties ...

1. An optical device, comprising:an electrically switchable diffuser capable of having at least a first state and a second state;
at least one light deflecting element disposed proximate the electrically switchable diffuser, the light deflecting element including a central portion, and the central portion including air; and
a light source disposed proximate to the electrically switchable diffuser and opposite the light deflecting element;
wherein the light source, in a powered state, is configured to produce an input light cone having a central optical axis and having an angular width of not more than 40 degrees;
wherein at least a portion of the light from the light source is incident on the light deflecting element when the electrically switchable diffuser is in the second state but not the first state.

US Pat. No. 10,429,034

LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE WITH LIGHT GUIDE FOR TWO WAY ILLUMINATION

Quarkstar LLC, Las Vegas...

1. A light-emitting device, comprising:a base substrate having a base surface;
one or more light-emitting elements (LEEs) configured to emit light, the LEEs being disposed on the base surface;
a scattering element having a first surface spaced apart from the LEEs and positioned to receive light from the LEEs, the scattering element comprising scattering centers arranged to scatter light from the LEEs;
an extractor element having an exit surface, the extractor element being transparent and in contact with the scattering element, there being an optical interface between the scattering element and the extractor element at the place of contact, the optical interface being opposite the first surface of the scattering element, the extractor element being arranged to receive light from the scattering element through the optical interface, wherein
a medium adjacent to the first surface of the scattering element has a refractive index n0, and
the scattering element has a first refractive index n1, where n0 a reflector element adjacent the extractor element, the reflector element having first and second surfaces extending away from the exit surface, the reflector element being arranged to reflect a first portion of light from the extractor element.

US Pat. No. 10,429,032

REFRIGERATOR INCLUDING LIGHTING DEVICE WITH COVER

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A refrigerator comprising:a cabinet comprising an outer case that defines an outer appearance of the refrigerator and an inner case that defines a storage space of the refrigerator, the inner case defining a case opening;
a lighting device located at the inner case and configured to illuminate light through the case opening, the lighting device comprising:
a lighting case that is located at the inner case, the lighting case defining a cavity recessed outward of the case opening and located at a position corresponding to the case opening,
a light-emitting unit that is located in the cavity, that faces an inner surface of the cavity, and that is configured to emit light toward the inner surface of the cavity,
a cover that is configured to couple to the lighting case, that is configured to cover at least a portion of the case opening, and that is configured to allow transmission of light reflected from the inner surface of the cavity toward the storage space through the cover, and
a reflection portion that is located at the cover and that is configured to, based on reception of light emitted toward the case opening, direct light toward the inner surface of the cavity,
wherein at least a portion of the inner case extends toward the case opening and is configured to cover the light-emitting unit from the storage space of the refrigerator.

US Pat. No. 10,429,030

HYBRID LENS SYSTEM INCORPORATING TOTAL INTERNAL REFLECTION LENS AND DIFFUSER

LedEngin, Inc., San Jose...

1. A lens system, comprising:an optical body member, having an upper end, a lower end opposite the upper end, and an outer surface, the optical body member being substantially symmetric with respect to an optical axis, the lower end of the optical body member including a cavity for accommodating a light source, the outer surface being shaped to provide total internal reflection (TIR) for light from the light source; and
a diffuser, having a curved shell and a circular rim, the diffuser being configured for being disposed over the light source and configured to fit inside the cavity at the lower end of the optical body member;
wherein light from the light source is mixed by the diffuser and collimated by the optical body member to form a spot light.

US Pat. No. 10,429,029

ORGANIC LIGHT EMITTING DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD FOR FABRICATING THE SAME

LG DISPLAY CO., LTD., Se...

1. An organic light emitting display device comprising:a board assembly including organic light emission elements arranged on a substrate, and a sealing member on the substrate to seal the organic light emission elements;
a plastic cover including an ultra violet light blocker on the board assembly; and
an adhesive layer between the board assembly and the plastic cover, disposed on the sealing member, and attaching the plastic cover to an upper surface of the sealing member, and formed from an adhesive composition which includes 50˜95 parts by weight of an acryl-based copolymer resin, 4.7˜44 parts by weight of an acryl monomer, 0.1˜2 parts by weight of a cross linking monomer, 0.1˜2 parts by weight of a visible light initiator, and 0.1˜2 parts by weight of an additive; and a dam formed from the same material as the adhesive layer, wherein the dam is directly adjacent to and is along edges of the adhesive layer.

US Pat. No. 10,429,026

LAMP ASSEMBLY WITH ANISOTROPIC HEAT SPREADER AND VEHICLE HAVING THE SAME

GM Global Technology Oper...

1. A lamp assembly comprising:an outer lens constructed of a transparent or translucent material;
a lamp housing defining a lamp cavity in conjunction with the outer lens;
a projector assembly having a transparent projector lens positioned aft of the outer lens;
a lighting source positioned adjacent to and partially within the projector assembly, and having a printed circuit board (PCB) connected to one or more light-emitting diodes (LEDs), each of the LEDs being configured to emit light through the projector lens; and
an anisotropic heat spreader connected to the PCB, and extending beyond a surface area of the PCB and into the lamp cavity to a location between the outer lens and the transparent projector lens to thereby direct heat away from an LED junction of the PCB and into a predetermined lower temperature zone of the lamp cavity, wherein
the predetermined lower temperature zone is disposed between the outer lens and the transparent projector lens, below the transparent projector lens, and adjacent a bottom of the outer lens, and
the heat carried by the anisotropic heat spreader circulates air out of the predetermined lower temperature zone and upward across an entire exposed inner surface of the outer lens.

US Pat. No. 10,429,023

ILLUMINATION DEVICE FOR VEHICLE

Hyundai Mobis Co., Ltd., ...

1. An illumination device for a vehicle, comprising:a light source part;
a heat dissipation part mounted on the light source part, and configured to dissipate heat generated from the light source part;
a reflector covering the top of the light source part, and configured to reflect the light irradiated from the light source part;
a first additional reflector protruding forward from an upper end of the reflector, and configured to reflect the light irradiated from the light source part;
a second additional reflector mounted on the heat dissipation part, and configured to reflect the light reflected by the first additional reflector;
a shield part configured to pass or block the light reflected by the second additional reflector; and
a lens part through which the light reflected by the reflector and the second additional reflector passes,
wherein the reflector comprises:
a reflection coupling part mounted in a case,
a reflection extension part extended from the reflection coupling part so as to be disposed above the light source part, and
a reflection support part formed at an end of the reflection extension part, and having the first additional reflector coupled thereto.

US Pat. No. 10,429,022

HEADLIGHT FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A headlight for a motor vehicle, comprising:a light source mounted on a horizontal carrier;
a reflector adjacent to the carrier and the light source emits in a direction of a surface normal of the carrier upwards against the reflector;
a projection lens that receives light deflected by the reflector;
a corrective optical element that corrects a chromatic aberration of the projection lens; and
a screen arranged between the light source and the projection lens,
wherein the corrective optical element is mounted on a first side of the screen that faces away from the reflector and at a distance from the projection lens.

US Pat. No. 10,429,021

VEHICLE LAMP FITTING

ICHIKOH INDUSTRIES, LTD.,...

1. A vehicle lamp fitting, comprising a lens and a semiconductor light source, wherein:the lens comprises an incident surface, and an exit surface that comprises an upper exit surface, a middle exit surface, and a lower exit surface, which are divided from each other by a horizontal step surface which does not intersect a reference optical axis of the semiconductor light source and is provided between the upper exit surface and middle exit surface and between the middle exit surface and the lower exit surface, and
the upper exit surface is comprised of one surface and the lower exit surface is comprised of one surface different from the upper exit surface, and the upper exit surface and the lower exit surface have a focal point located at the center or substantially the center of a light emission surface of the semiconductor light source,
the middle exit surface is, in a front view, divided by at least two vertical step surfaces substantially equal distance to the left and right from the center of the semiconductor light source without intersecting the reference optical axis of the semiconductor light source, wherein each of divided exit surfaces of the middle exit surface is arranged to take, as focal line, a different line segment which is located on the light emission surface, and the focal lines of the divided exit surfaces, located respectively on both end sides in a horizontal direction among the divided exit surfaces of the middle exit surface, each include the focal point of the upper exit surface and the lower exit surface.

US Pat. No. 10,429,020

WIRELESS PORTABLE LIGHT SOURCE SYSTEM WITH MULTIPLE MOUNTING AND CONTROL MODES

Promier Products, Inc., ...

1. A portable light bulb system, comprising:a bulb including:
a housing,
a manually-operated switch,
a main body having a base and an elongated neck disposed between the housing and the base, the base having a plurality of rings that extend outwardly from an outer surface of the base and not forming a continuous thread, wherein the base in combination with the rings are sized and configured to prevent the base from being inadvertently inserted into a conventional 110 volt electrical light bulb socket,
a multi-positional securement member that is operably connected to the base, the multi-positional securement member configured to be positioned in at least a deployed position or a retracted position,
wherein in the deployed position, the multi-positional securement member extends beyond the recess, and
wherein in the retracted position, the multi-positional securement member resides within the recess, and
a light source disposed within the bulb to provide illumination through the housing and configured to be operably connected to a power source;
a mounting bracket having a projection extending from a bracket flange, the projection defining a receiver that receives an extent of the base to releasably couple the bulb to the mounting bracket, wherein said mounting bracket lacks components that would allow the mounting bracket to be operably connected to an AC power source;
wherein the portable light bulb system is configurable in a first use position where (i) the mounting bracket is affixed to a support surface and (ii) operation of the bulb provides illumination to a region proximate the mounting bracket; and
wherein the portable light bulb system is configurable in a second use position where (i) the bulb is disconnected from the mounting bracket and brought by a user to a second region distant from the mounting bracket and (ii) operation of the bulb provides illumination to the second region.

US Pat. No. 10,429,019

LIGHT FIXTURE WITH SHIELDED OPTIC

Hubbell Incorporated, Sh...

1. A light fixture comprising:at least one elongated strut, each strut including a first end, a second end, and an arcuate portion extending between the first end and the second end, an axis extending between the first end and the second end, the arcuate portion extending at least partially around the axis, wherein the arcuate portion of each strut extends in a helical manner between the first end and the second end;
at least one first socket, the first socket formed on one of the at least one strut and spaced apart from the second end of the strut by a first distance, the first socket supporting a first light-emitting element; and
at least one second socket, the second socket formed on one of the at least one strut and spaced apart from the second end of the strut by a second distance greater than the first distance, the second socket supporting a second light-emitting element, the second light-emitting element emitting light from a position that is offset in a direction parallel to the axis from the light emitted by the first light-emitting element, light emitted by the first and second light-emitting elements is generally directed toward the first end.

US Pat. No. 10,429,014

LIGHTING SYSTEM WITH GLARE REDUCING LIGHT ARRAY

1. A lighting system for surface inspection, comprising:an elongated substrate;
a plurality of lights mounted to the elongated substrate in a linear array, wherein a beam spot of each light overlaps a beam spot of at least one adjacent light mounted to the substrate to form an elongated beam spot;
a circuit board attached to the plurality of lights, the circuit board including a control for controlling the amount of light output from the plurality of lights;
a handle attached to the elongated substrate for hand-held use during inspection of a surface;
an articulated bracket, wherein a first end of the articulated bracket is coupled to the elongated substrate;
a drop-in pin, wherein a second end of the articulated bracket is coupled to the drop-in pin; and
a swing arm, wherein the drop-in pin is freely removable from an opening in the swing arm and, wherein the articulated bracket is configured to, when coupled to the swing arm, to provide an adjustable angle and provide simultaneous articulated movement of the plurality of lights for hands-free use during inspection of the surface.

US Pat. No. 10,429,012

METHOD OF FABRICATING A LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE WITH OPTICAL ELEMENT

Sensor Electronic Technol...

1. A method of packaging an optoelectronic device, the method comprising:mounting an optical element over an opening in a casing, wherein the casing encloses the optoelectronic device mounted on a submount, and wherein the optical element includes a lip extension with a set of ferromagnetic regions;
sensing an emitted light pattern emitted from the optoelectronic device through the optical element;
comparing the emitted light pattern to a target light pattern to determine a difference between the emitted light pattern and the target light pattern;
adjusting, in response to the difference being greater than an acceptable range of error, a position of the optical element over the opening; and
securing, in response to the difference being less than or equal to the acceptable range of error, the optical element to the casing.

US Pat. No. 10,429,010

DISPLAY DEVICE AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

1. A display device, comprising:an organic fluorescent body unit; and
a display panel on the organic fluorescent body unit, wherein the organic fluorescent body unit includes:
a light source unit including a light source substrate and a plurality of light sources on the light source substrate,
fluorescent body patterns, each of the red organic fluorescent body patterns including a red organic fluorescent body,
a green organic fluorescent body layer provided on the red organic fluorescent body layer and including a green organic fluorescent body, and
a base member interposed between the green organic fluorescent body layer and the red organic fluorescent body patterns, the base member including:
a top surface contacting the green organic fluorescent body layer, the top surface being flat and continuous over an entirety of the light source substrate, and
a bottom surface opposite the top surface and contacting the light source substrate, the bottom surface including fluorescent body grooves extending from the bottom surface only partially toward the top surface, and each of the red organic fluorescent body patterns being respectively accommodated in one of the fluorescent body grooves,
wherein:
the red organic fluorescent body patterns respectively contact top and side surfaces of each of the light sources, and
the base member is in contact with each of the red organic fluorescent body patterns and separated from each of the light sources by the red organic fluorescent body patterns.

US Pat. No. 10,429,009

HIGH PRESSURE GAS CONTAINER AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING HIGH PRESSURE GAS CONTAINER

NISSAN MOTOR CO., LTD., ...

1. A high pressure gas container with a container body having a plurality of layers, and a fusible plug valve and a boss portion arranged at a position different from the fusible plug valve, wherein:each of the fusible plug valve and the boss portion has a higher heat transfer rate than an outermost layer of the plurality of layers of the container body; and
the fusible plug valve and the boss portion are connected by a heat conductor, the heat conductor having a higher heat transfer rate than the outermost layer of the plurality of layers of the container body and being accommodated in the container body such that the heat conductor forms a heat transfer passage through a space inside of the container body,
wherein the container body has, inside the container body, a gas filling space structured to be filled with high pressure gas,
wherein the container body is structured to house the heat conductor within the gas filling space, and receive, in the gas filling space, gas that flows into the gas filling space in an axial direction of the container through the boss portion,
wherein the heat conductor includes a displacement absorber configured to absorb relative displacement that occurs between the fusible plug valve and the boss portion, and
wherein the displacement absorber is formed by a plurality of wires in a state slackened between the fusible plug valve and the boss portion.

US Pat. No. 10,429,008

PRISMATIC PRESSURE TANK HAVING LATTICE STRUCTURE

KOREA ADVANCED INSTITUTE ...

1. A pressure tank having a lattice structure, comprising:a tank body that has a high-pressure fluid accommodated therein and has a prismatic shape; and
cell structures that are disposed in the tank body, have a lattice form, arrive from a first side wall of the tank body to a second side wall thereof facing the first side wall, and are orthogonally arranged,
wherein the cell structures include beam surface structures having flat cell walls that arrive from the first side wall of the tank body to the second side wall thereof facing the first side wall and are orthogonally arranged to intersect with each other and cell beams that are positioned at a point at which the cell walls intersect each other,
wherein the cell beams are branching type cell beams,
wherein the branching type cell beams include beams that extend in a three-dimensional orthogonal coordinate system (X, Y, and Z) structure, and
wherein the cell beams are circular cell beams each having circular sections, or diamond-shaped cell beams each having diamond-shaped sections and corners of the diamond-shaped cell beams contact the cell walls.

US Pat. No. 10,429,006

CELLULAR STRUCTURES WITH TWELVE-CORNERED CELLS

FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES,...

1. A cellular structure comprising:a plurality of cells, each cell of the plurality of cells having a twelve-cornered cross section consisting essentially of twelve sides, the twelve sides including:
two sides each having a first cross-sectional length; and
ten sides each having a second cross-sectional length that differs from the first cross-sectional length.

US Pat. No. 10,429,005

MOUNT FOR LUBRICANT DISPENSER

1. In combination:a generally cylindrical lubricant dispenser centered on an upright axis and having on the axis a downwardly open outlet fitting;
a bracket formed unitarily wholly from sheet metal with
an upright wall plate provided with formations for attachment to a support and having an upper edge and a lower edge,
an upper leg projecting horizontally from the upper edge and formed with a hole through which extends the dispenser with the outlet fitting projecting downward, and
a lower leg projecting horizontally from the lower edge and forming a protective part having an area equal to at least 80% of the hole, the upper and lower legs both having rounded outer corners remote from the plate extending arcuately toward the plate over at least a third of a horizontal projection of the respective leg from the plate, the lower leg and the upright wall plate being formed with a throughgoing aperture at the lower edge of the upright wall plate between the plate and the lower leg;
a feedthrough fitting in the lower leg engaged with the outlet fitting and supporting the dispenser by upward engagement with the outlet fitting; and
a protective casing forming a cavity adapted to hold the dispenser and having a lower end sitting on the lower generally horizontal leg of the bracket and inwardly oriented projections in the cavity for gripping the lubricant dispenser.

US Pat. No. 10,429,001

STABLE MOBILE SCANNER

Altec Industries, Inc., ...

1. A mobile scanner comprising:a base; and
an articulating boom assembly, including—
a proximal vertical boom section pivotably secured to the base;
a distal vertical boom section;
an intermediate horizontal boom section disposed between the proximal vertical boom section and the proximal vertical boom section,
wherein the proximal vertical boom section, the distal vertical boom section, and the intermediate horizontal boom section form a general inverted U-shape when in a deployed position,
wherein the general inverted U-shape presents an opening therethrough for the passing of an object to be scanned;
a scanning assembly disposed at least in part on the distal vertical boom section for scanning the object in the opening; and
a boom-power system configured to place the articulating boom assembly into the deployed position,
wherein the proximal vertical boom section is configured with a protrusion,
wherein a top edge of the protrusion is configured to support the intermediate horizontal boom section such that the articulating boom assembly remains in the deployed position without the boom-power system keeping the articulating boom assembly in the deployed position,
wherein an actuator side of the intermediate horizontal boom section rests against the top edge of the protrusion.

US Pat. No. 10,428,998

GIMBAL STRUCTURE AND GEAR ADJUSTING MECHANISM THEREOF

SZ DJI OSMO TECHNOLOGY CO...

1. A gimbal structure, comprising:a support frame comprising:
a roll-axis support;
a yaw-axis vertical bar connected to the roll-axis support; and
a yaw-axis horizontal bar carried on the yaw-axis vertical bar, the yaw-axis horizontal bar including a rack; and
a gear adjusting mechanism comprising a gear, wherein the gear is configured to engage with the rack and to drive the yaw-axis horizontal bar to move relative to the yaw-axis vertical bar through the engagement with the rack to change a center of gravity of the gimbal structure.

US Pat. No. 10,428,997

MOUNTING MEMBER

1. A mounting member for mounting a mobile device and a mobile device accessory of being fixed to one face of the mobile device and having a ring on an object, the mounting member comprising:a body;
a slot portion being formed in a part of the body and having a receiving groove for receiving the ring;
a pressing portion disposed in close contact with a side wall of the receiving groove and configured to elastically press the ring to be located in the receiving groove and;
a release preventing part being disposed to penetrate through a sidewall of the body in a horizontal direction to fix the ring received in the receiving groove to prevent the ring from being released from the receiving groove
wherein the pressing portion is made of an elastic material so that slippage of the ring located in the receiving groove is suppressed and wear of the pressing portion is suppressed,
wherein the slot portion and the pressing portion are formed parallel to each other
wherein the release preventing part comprises:
a push portion being provided inside the body to surround the slot portion, and having a button movable in the horizontal direction by a force externally pressed at one end;
a hook formed at the other end of the push portion and adapted to fix the ring in the receiving groove as the ring is received in the receiving groove; and
an elastic member being adjacent to the hook and being resiliently connected to the push portion to fix the hook in the receiving groove.

US Pat. No. 10,428,995

HEAT-INSULATED PIPE ARRANGEMENT

NITTA CORPORATION, Osaka...

1. A heat-insulated pipe assembly comprising:a pipe allowing a fluid to flow therethrough;
a heat insulating member covering at least a part of the pipe; and
a protective member being a tape-shaped member having elasticity and adhesion, the protective member being helically and closely wrapped around on the heat insulating member, wherein
the pipe is used in an exhaust gas purification system using an SCR catalyst, and
the heat insulating member is an insulation tube having a hollow cylindrical shape, the insulation tube has a slit extending in a longitudinal direction and cutting across from an inner face to an outer face of the insulation tube, the insulation tube is configured to allow the pipe to insert in a hollow portion through the slit, and the heat insulating member has a closed-cell structure and is configured to suppress an increase in a temperature of the fluid due to heat exchange with air.

US Pat. No. 10,428,994

AUTO-FILL TWO-LAYER TWO-HALF WEAR RESISTANT ELBOW OF CONCRETE PUMP TRUCK AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

1. An auto-fill two-layer two-half wear resistant elbow of a concrete pump truck, comprising:an outer-layer protection elbow;
an inner-layer heterogeneous wear resistant combined elbow; and
a first wear resistant connecting flange,
wherein said inner-layer heterogeneous wear resistant combined elbow comprises:
an inner layer wear resistant large curve part and an inner layer wear resistant small curve part, each having a first longitudinal edge and a second longitudinal edge, which are made of different materials, wherein the inner layer wear resistant large curve part is made of a wear resistant material with a wear resistance performance better than a wear resistance performance of the inner layer wear resistant small curve part,
a first longitudinal seam formed by the first longitudinal edge of the inner layer wear resistant large curve part and the first longitudinal edge of the inner layer wear resistant small curve part and a second longitudinal seam formed by the second longitudinal edge of the inner layer wear resistant large curve part and the second longitudinal edge of the inner layer wear resistant small curve part,
the inner layer wear resistant large curve part and the inner layer wear resistant small curve part joined by the first wear resistant connecting flange thereby creating a filling channel at the first longitudinal seam and at the second longitudinal seam; and
a reserved filling reinforcement bay is provided between the outer-layer protection elbow and the inner-layer heterogeneous wear resistant combined elbow,
wherein the inner layer wear resistant large curve part is a first half of an elbow and the inner layer wear resistant small curve part is a second half of an elbow, and
wherein the first longitudinal seam and the second longitudinal seam enable concrete to automatically fill the reserved filling reinforcement bay upon pumping of concrete.

US Pat. No. 10,428,991

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MAKING CUSTOM LENGTH PIPE NIPPLE

1. A method for making a custom length soldered copper pipe nipple, the method comprising:screwing a plumbing pipe thread on a first end of an elongate member into a threaded connection of a plumbing fixture, the elongate member having the first end and a second end;
using first length measurement markings on the elongate member, determining a first length that corresponds to a length between the threaded connection of the plumbing fixture and a mounting surface of the plumbing fixture, the first length measurement markings increasing from the first end toward the second end, a zero point on the first length markings spaced a first distance from the first end, the first distance the same as a distance between a threaded end of a threaded copper fitting and a shoulder in the threaded copper fitting;
screwing the plumbing pipe thread on the first end of the elongate member into a threaded plumbing connection located in a wall;
using the first length measurement markings on the elongate member, determining a second length that corresponds to a length between the threaded plumbing connection located in the wall and a mounting surface of the wall; and
adding the first length and the second length to determine a cut length.

US Pat. No. 10,428,987

QUICK CONNECT ASSEMBLY

COOPER-STANDARD AUTOMOTIV...

1. A fluid quick connector assembly comprising:an endform having an annular bead;
a housing having a passage configured to receive the endform and slots that extend downwardly to lower surfaces; and
a retainer carried by the housing and translatable between a shipping position and an engaged position, the retainer including a bridge, a beam extending from the bridge, two retainer arms extending from the bridge to retain the endform in the passage of the housing when the retainer is in an engaged position, and two guiding legs extending from the bridge that guide the retainer during movement to the engaged position, the two guiding legs each comprising an upper detent near the bridge,
wherein the two guiding legs are elastically movable so as to permit passage of the bead of the endform and overlie the bead of the endform in the shipping position to provide a degree of protection against withdrawal of the endform in the shipping position,
wherein the slots receive the upper detents as the retainer is translated from the shipping position to the engaged position, and
wherein the beam contacts the bead of the endform when the retainer is moved from the shipping position to the engaged position and thereby provide a redundant latch to further prevent removal of the endform from the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,428,986

GIMBAL EXPANSION JOINT

ROLLS-ROYCE plc, London ...

1. A gimbal expansion joint for use in joining ducting, the gimbal expansion joint having:a first clevis adapted to be secured to one end of a first piece of ducting, a second clevis adapted to be secured to an end of a second piece of ducting, and a gimbal arrangement to which the first and second clevises are pivotably connected to form a universal joint between the ends of the pieces of ducting; and
a flexible duct extending between the first and second clevises to form a passage for fluid communication between the ends of the first and second pieces of ducting;
wherein the flexible duct has a respective flange at each end, each flange providing an axially-directed face across which a clamping load is applied to affix the flange to a corresponding axially-directed face of the respective clevis, and
the axially-directed face of each of the first and second clevises is an inward-facing surface that faces, in an axial direction, toward the gimbal arrangement, and the clamping load presses the respective flange against the respective inward-facing surface.

US Pat. No. 10,428,984

METHOD FOR FORMING FASTENING COLLAR

1. A method for forming a fastening collar that is perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of a tubular piece to an end of the tubular piece, the method comprising:forming the fastening collar to the end of the tubular piece by shaping the end of the tubular piece in a first step by a first rotatable shaping head and a counter-surface to a first angle, and in a second step by a second rotatable shaping head and a counter-surface to a second angle, wherein an outermost end of a flange part of the tubular piece shaped in the first step is shaped in the second step in such a manner that only a section of the flange part formed in the first step is shaped into a support surface, which is perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the tubular piece, and a surface of a tightening flange used in forming a joint between the tubular piece and a second corresponding tubular piece, is used as a stop face in the first and second shaping steps.

US Pat. No. 10,428,983

EXHAUST COLLAR AND METHOD FOR FLEXIBLY ATTACHING AN EXHAUST FUNNEL FOR AN EXHAUST HOOD TO A VENT PIPE AND EXHAUST FUNNEL DEVICE

1. An exhaust funnel device comprising:an exhaust collar;
a clamping element; and
an exhaust funnel for an exhaust hood, the exhaust funnel being flexibly attached by the clamping element to the exhaust collar and to a vent pipe,
wherein the exhaust collar includes a tubular fixing unit configured to fix the exhaust collar to the vent pipe as well as an annular holding unit, the annular holding unit and the clamping element being configured to clamp at least a portion of an exhaust funnel wall of the exhaust funnel between the holding unit and the clamping element.

US Pat. No. 10,428,980

SANITARY LINE ATTACHMENT

NEOPERL GMBH, Mullheim (...

1. A sanitary line attachment (1), comprising a sleeve-shaped front end region (6), said sleeve-shaped front end region (6) including a sleeve interior that bears an internal thread (7) for attachment to an adjacent line portion, a sealing ring (9) produced from at least one of a dimensionally stable or inelastic material for sealing clamping between the line attachment and the adjacent line portion located in the sleeve-shaped front end region, the sealing ring (9) being a fiber seal or produced from a fiber material, a ring outer circumference of said sealing ring (9) including at least one protruding holding projection (10), said holding projection (10) engages in the internal thread (7) in the sleeve interior of the sleeve-shaped front end region (6), the sealing ring (9) further including at least two indentations (11) which form tool engagement surfaces arranged at a distance from one another on a ring inner circumference.

US Pat. No. 10,428,979

METHOD OF PRODUCING A COMPOSITE PIPE AND SUCH A COMPOSITE PIPE

VICTREX MANUFACTURING LIM...

1. A composite reinforced pipe comprising:an extruded pipe P1 comprising a first polymeric material, said first polymeric material having a Tg ranging from 120° C. to less than 260° C., and said first polymeric material comprising the repeat units of the formula (XX):

wherein t1 and w1 independently represent 0 or 1 and v1 represents 0, 1 or 2;
a reinforcing means overlaying said pipe P1, said reinforcing means comprising:
a fibrous material; and
a second polymeric material comprising the repeat units of the formula (XX):

wherein t1 and w1 independently represent 0 or 1 and v1 represents 0, 1 or 2;
said pipe P1 further comprising an annular wall, said annular wall comprising an inside surface of the pipe P1, and an outer surface of the pipe P1;
wherein said reinforcing means is applied to the outer surface of the pipe P1 to form a composite reinforced pipe;
wherein the first polymeric material comprises a crystallinity ranging of at least 25% in an outer region of the pipe P1; and
wherein the second polymeric material of the reinforcing means bonds with the surface first polymeric material at the outer region of the pipe P1 to form the composite reinforced pipe.

US Pat. No. 10,428,976

CABLE FIXATION DEVICE

HELLERMANNTYTON GMBH, (D...

1. A fixation device configured to secure a bundle of cables to a structure, the fixation device comprising:a head member arranged on a leg member, the leg member extending from a fixation foot for fixing the fixation device on the structure to the head member for positioning and fixing the bundle of cables;
a positioning feature enabling a plurality of relative positioning of the head member and the leg member, wherein the leg member and the head member are distinct members, wherein the positioning feature further enables complementary engagement of the distinct members; and
a key configured to prevent disengagement of the head member and the leg member, wherein the key comprises a first arm inserted in a key hole of the head member and engaged in a hollow arranged on the leg member, wherein the hollow is an annular groove surrounding the leg member, the key hole is tangent to the groove so the first arm registers in both the key hole and the groove prevents disengagement of the head member from the leg member.

US Pat. No. 10,428,974

SYSTEM FOR ROUTING AND SECURING ELONGATE ROUTED COMPONENTS OF A VEHICLE

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A system for routing and securing elongate routed components of a vehicle, the system comprising:a first base block disposed in a first plane, the first base block including an outer edge having a plurality of sides projecting in the first plane, wherein the outer edge defines first and second concave receptacles, wherein the first and second concave receptacles are configured to receive first and second elongate routed components, respectively, passing through the first plane and into a second plane adjacent to the first plane;
a first retainer disposed in the second plane, the first retainer having a retainer base providing an arm, wherein the first retainer is disposed in the second plane so that at least one of the retainer base and the arm is configured to secure the first elongate routed component to the first concave receptacle and at least one of the retainer base and the arm is configured to secure the second elongate routed component to the second concave receptacle;
a second base block disposed in a third plane, the second base block including an outer edge having a plurality of sides projecting in the third plane, wherein the outer edge defines first and second concave receptacles, wherein the first and second concave receptacles of the second base block are configured to receive the first and second elongate routed components, respectively, passing through the third plane and into a fourth plane adjacent to the third plane;
a second retainer disposed in the fourth plane, the second retainer having a retainer base providing an arm, wherein the second retainer is disposed in the fourth plane so that at least one of the retainer base and the arm of the second retainer is configured to secure the first elongate routed component to the first concave receptacle of the second base block and at least one of the retainer base and the arm of the second retainer is configured to secure the second elongate routed component to the second concave receptacle of the second base block; and
a mounting bracket interconnecting the first and second base blocks;wherein the mounting bracket is joined to the first base block by a fastener.

US Pat. No. 10,428,971

INLINE AIR VALVE NOSE CAP FOR REDUCED CONTAMINATION

Hamilton Sundstrand Corpo...

1. A valve assembly comprising:a flow duct with an inlet and an outlet downstream from the inlet;
a piston housing inside the flow duct, wherein the piston housing is axially aligned with a center axis of the flow duct;
a piston inside the piston housing and configured to extend downstream of the piston housing in a closed position;
a spring at least partially inside the piston, wherein the spring contacts the piston and biases the piston to the open position;
a control chamber between the piston and an upstream end of the piston housing;
a control opening extending through the upstream end of the piston housing, wherein the control opening fluidically communicates with the flow duct and the control chamber; and
a cap extending through the control opening, wherein the cap comprises:
a cap passage extending through the cap, wherein the cap passage comprises an inlet outside of the piston housing and an outlet inside the piston housing, and wherein the cap passage has two ninety-degree turns between the inlet and the outlet of the cap passage.

US Pat. No. 10,428,970

METHOD OF OPERATING A DIGITAL INLET VALVE

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A method of operating a digital inlet valve having a shutter moveable between a closed and an open position and actuated by a linear electromagnetic actuator including a movable needle located inside a coil winding connected to a power source by a first electronic switch, the method comprising:a) supplying an electric current to the coil winding by driving the switching of the first electronic switch using a peak and valley current control signal, wherein the first electronic switch is switched from a closed position to an open position when the electric current value flowing through a control circuit is equal to a predetermined high electric current value IH and is switched from the open position to the closed position when the electric current value flowing through the control circuit is equal to a predetermined low electric current value IL;
b) monitoring a parameter indicative of a movement of the needle; and
c) adjusting the electric current supply when the monitored parameter exceeds a predetermined value to regulate a translation speed of the actuator needle and the valve shuttle for slowing the translation speed near an end stop of the digital inlet valve.

US Pat. No. 10,428,966

HYDRANT STEM COUPLING WITH RIBS

Mueller International, LL...

1. A hydrant comprising:a hydrant body defining an internal cavity;
an upper stem positioned within the internal cavity;
a lower stem positioned within the internal cavity; and
a monolithic stem coupling securing the upper stem to the lower stem, the stem coupling comprising:
a coupling body defining a main bore that is circular in radial cross-section and sized to receive the upper stem and the lower stem, the coupling body further defining an internal shoulder extending radially inward from the main bore, the internal shoulder defining a shoulder bore, the shoulder bore defining an internal diameter that is less than an outer diameter of an end of the upper stem proximate to the stem coupling and an outer diameter of the lower stem proximate to the stem coupling;
a plurality of ribs, each rib extending radially outward from the coupling body; and
a break-away feature, the internal shoulder defined at an edge of the break-away feature, each rib of the plurality of ribs adjacent to the break-away feature in a direction towards the lower stem.

US Pat. No. 10,428,964

SPHERICAL AUTOMATIC FLOW EMERGENCY RESTRICTOR (S.A.F.E.R.) VALVE

1. A ball check valve, comprising:a sphere, the sphere having a flow passage therethrough;
a ball check contained within the flow passage;
a stem mated to the sphere and oriented to rotate about an axis perpendicular t the flow passage, a flat on a first end of said stem; and
a handle with a flat cavity that mates in proper orientation with the flat on said stem, said handle rotating both of said stem and said sphere in common about said axis such that each one of a plurality of different orientations of said handle corresponds to a different respective orientation of said sphere, the ball check valve having a respectively different mode of operation for at least three of said plurality of different orientations,
said stem has a tab which mates with a slot on the top of said sphere, said tab and said slot being offset from the common axis of said stem and sphere, said offset insures that said sphere, stem and handle can only be installed into said valve in one, correct, orientation,
wherein the valve further comprises a locking plate, the locking plate defining at least three different positions for the valve, wherein the locking plate can only be installed on the valve in one, correct, orientation.

US Pat. No. 10,428,962

VALVE DEVICE

JTEKT CORPORATION, Osaka...

1. A valve device for a gas tank, comprising:a body that is provided in the gas tank in which high-pressure gas is stored, and in which a gas flow channel communicating between an inside and an outside of the gas tank is provided; and
a check valve provided in an injection passage in the gas flow channel, the injection passage being provided to inject gas into the gas tank, wherein
the check valve includes a valve seat fixed in the injection passage, a case in a bottomed cylindrical shape fixed in the injection passage while a space is provided between an inner peripheral surface of the injection passage and the case to enable gas to flow through the space, and a valve element accommodated in the case to be brought into contact with and to be away from the valve seat,
the case includes a cylindrical portion into which the valve element is fitted to be axially movable, and a bottom of the cylindrical portion, provided at an axial end of the cylindrical portion, opposite to the valve seat, defines a range where the valve element is axially movable,
the valve element includes a head portion that can block a valve hole of the valve seat, and a sliding portion that is formed so as to have a zone of contact with the cylindrical portion, the zone being uniform throughout the range where the sliding portion is axially movable,
an outer peripheral surface of the valve element tapers from a first end of the sliding portion toward the head portion, the sliding portion having an axial length extending from the first end to a second opposite end,
the axial length of the sliding portion is within the cylindrical portion throughout the range where the sliding portion is axially movable, and
the case includes a lateral hole forming portion that forms a plurality of lateral holes.

US Pat. No. 10,428,961

SANITARY DIVERTER VALVE, DRYING SYSTEM INCLUDING AN IMPROVED VALVE ASSEMBLY COMPRISING SUCH A VALVE, AND METHOD OF CLEANING THE SYSTEM

1. A drying system comprising at least one powder recovery unit, at least one conveying line for powdery material such as fines from the at least one powder recovery unit, at least one purge line connected to a purge arrangement, and a valve assembly comprising at least one sanitary diverter valve, the at least one sanitary diverter valve comprising:a valve housing having a number of openings configured to be connected to respective lines of the drying system, wherein the valve housing is substantially cylindrical and includes a first opening, a second opening, and a third opening; and
a rotatable diversion member provided with a flow channel having a first end and a second end, an open space being defined between the valve housing and the rotatable diversion member, wherein the rotatable diversion member is configured to be rotated between a first position in which the first end of the flow channel is located opposite the first opening of the valve housing and the second end of the flow channel is located opposite the third opening of the valve housing, and a second position in which the first end of the flow channel is located opposite the second opening of the valve housing and the second end of the flow channel is located opposite the first opening of the valve housing, such that fluid communication is selectively provided between the first opening and the third opening and between the first opening and the second opening of the valve housing; and that fluid communication is provided between the open space and the second opening of the valve housing in the first position and between the open space and the third opening of the valve housing in the second position,
wherein the valve assembly comprises a second valve connected to the at least one sanitary diverter valve via a fourth opening included in the number of openings of the valve housing, the fourth opening being in fluid connection with the open space of the at least one sanitary diverter valve, and wherein the second valve is configured to be brought in fluid connection with the at least one conveying line and with the at least one purge line, and wherein the second valve is a plug valve having a plug end adapted to close off the fourth opening of the valve housing,
and wherein the at least one sanitary diverter valve is connected to the at least one conveying line and the at least one purge line, such that the at least one sanitary diverter valve is configured to be operated as a two-way sanitary diverter valve selectively for liquid, air/gas, and/or powder.

US Pat. No. 10,428,958

VALVE WITH AN ALTERNATING SEAT SYSTEM

KSB Aktiengesellschaft, ...

1. A valve, comprising:a housing having a flow inlet and a flow outlet;
a seat located in the housing;
a shut-off body configured to be displaced relative to the seat to adjust a flow from the flow inlet to the flow outlet passing through the seat;
a shut-off body displacing element configured to control displacement of the shut-off body relative to the seat; and
a guide sleeve arranged in the housing to surround at least in part the shut-off body displacing element
wherein
the guide sleeve is configured to be connected to the seat in a manner which permits the seat to be removed from the housing with the guide sleeve when the guide sleeve is removed from the housing;
the seat includes a recess configured to receive a sealing element configured to seal axially between the housing and an outer surface of the seat when the seat is in an installed position in the housing,
the recess includes an undercut configured to receive the sealing element in a releasable connection which resists sealing element self-release, and
the housing and the seat are configured such that when the seat is installed into the housing the sealing element is axially compressed between mutually opposing axially-facing surfaces of the housing and the seat and conforms to a shape of the recess between the housing and the seat.

US Pat. No. 10,428,957

DYNAMIC VALVE SEAL HAVING RETAINING FEATURES

Delavan Inc., West des M...

1. A dynamic seal assembly for a valve having an upstream pressure side and a downstream pressure side, the dynamic seal assembly comprising:a) an annular seal member seated in a valve head of a piston member having a generally C-shaped cross-section and including opposed upstream and downstream legs defining an internal cavity with an opening, wherein the opening of the internal cavity faces inward from an inner periphery of the seal member, wherein the upstream leg has a radial length that is greater than a radial length of the downstream leg and includes a retaining foot that extends angularly away from the upstream leg in an upstream direction at an angle of between about 0° and 90°; and
b) a metallic spring disposed within the internal cavity of the seal member for providing a constant sealing force to the seal member.

US Pat. No. 10,428,955

CONTAMINATION RESISTANT BUTTERFLY VALVE

HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPO...

1. A butterfly valve assembly for use in a fluid flow containing particles of debris comprising:a valve body;
a valve element disposed in the valve body and configured to be rotatable in the valve body via a shaft, the valve element including a seal groove that extends about a periphery and defines an upstream side and a downstream side of the valve element, the seal groove including:
an upstream face;
a downstream face opposite the upstream face and parallel thereto, the upstream face and the downstream face defining a first seal groove width; and
a base face defining a seal groove depth;
a seal disposed within the seal groove such that a clearance exists between the seal and the upstream face and/or the downstream face, the seal having a rectangular cross-section, and shape and size substantially equal to the seal groove, the seal extending from the seal groove to an inner radial surface of the valve body and contacting the inner radial surface;
a first relief formed in the seal groove at an intersection of the upstream face and the base face, the upstream face parallel to the downstream face from the outer periphery to the first relief; and
a second relief formed in the seal groove at an intersection of the downstream face and the base face, the first relief and second relief being positioned such that a second seal groove width at the base face is greater than the first seal groove width at any other seal groove location such that the particles of debris accumulate in the first relief and/or the second relief and not the clearance.

US Pat. No. 10,428,954

FLUID-CUSHION SEALING DEVICE

1. A fluid-cushion sealing device for a piston, wherein:said sealing device is configured to move in longitudinal translation in a cylinder, along an axis of the cylinder, said piston and said cylinder defining, with at least one cylinder head, a chamber to be sealed, wherein the sealing device includes:
at least one continuous perforated ring which comprises an internal cylindrical ring surface, an external cylindrical ring surface, and two axial ring surfaces, said ring being configured to be accommodated in at least one ring groove provided in the piston or in the cylinder, while said ring is capable of moving radially in the ring groove without being able to leave the ring groove, wherein a diameter of the continuous perforated ring is variable and said diameter increases or decreases relative to said groove under pressure of a ring fluid;
a ring seal that produces a seal between each axial ring surface and the ring groove, so that the ring groove defines, with the continuous perforated ring, a pressure distribution chamber connected by a transfer circuit to a pressurized fluid source;
at least one calibrated opening which passes right through the continuous perforated ring in its radial thickness;
at least one fluid-cushion carrying surface which the continuous perforated ring comprises, said carrying surface being arranged on the opposite side from the pressure distribution chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,428,953

C-SEAL BACKED BRUSH SEAL WITH A COMPRESSIBLE CORE

United Technologies Corpo...

1. An assembly, comprising:a first compressible core;
at least one wire wound around the first compressible core;
a backing plate that is substantially ‘c’ shaped or ‘u’ shaped that at least partially encases the at least one wire;
a second compressible core; and
a spacer that abuts the first compressible core and the second compressible core and separates the first compressible core from the second compressible core,
wherein the assembly is configured to be installed in a dove-tail slot, and
wherein the spacer is configured to be removed from the assembly prior to the assembly being installed in the dove-tail slot, and the spacer comprises a single thinner center section at a middle portion thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,428,951

DUST PREVENTING SEAL AND CONSTRUCTION MACHINE HAVING THE SAME

DOOSAN INFRACORE CO., LTD...

1. A dust preventing seal comprising:an annular body installed at a locking portion between an arm and a bucket of a construction machine; and
first and second dust lips protruded from an outer surface of the annular body to an outside,
wherein the locking portion between the arm and the bucket has a V-shaped chamfer formed on outer surfaces of the arm and the bucker, and the annular body is received in the V-shaped chamfer,
wherein a distance between an end of the first dust lip and an end of the second dust lip measured along a radial direction of the annular body is less than a width of the V-shaped chamfer, and
wherein the annular body has a semi-circular cross section, a semi-circular inner surface configured to make contact with the arm and the bucket in the V-shaped chamfer, and a linear outer surface exposed to the outside.

US Pat. No. 10,428,950

VALVE PACKING ASSEMBLY HAVING SHAPE-MEMORY MEMBER

8. The packing assembly of claim 1, further comprising a guide sleeve for retaining the segments and the shape-memory member.

US Pat. No. 10,428,947

SEALING DEVICE

NOK Corporation, (JP)

1. A sealing device for sealing a machine interior from a machine exterior, comprising:a first metal ring hermetically fixed to a housing;
a second metal ring directly mated to the first metal ring;
a main lip bonded to the first metal ring and in close contact with, in a slidable manner, an outer peripheral surface of a rotating shaft inserted through an inner circumference of the housing, the main lip being located proximate the machine interior;
an annular elastic body bonded to the second metal ring on an outer side of the main lip, the annular elastic body extending axially away from the second metal ring and the main lip and being stretchable in an axial direction, and including a portion that extends radially inwardly toward the rotating shaft and is configured for receipt of a biasing means; and
a sliding ring provided at an end portion of the annular elastic body on a side opposite the second metal ring away from the machine interior and proximate the machine exterior, and in close contact with, in a slidable manner, a seal flange that is fixed directly to the outer peripheral surface of the rotating shaft,
wherein the sliding ring is C-shaped in cross-section and configured for receipt of the portion of the annular elastic body that extends radially inwardly therein, and
wherein the biasing means is configured to elastically press the sliding ring against the seal flange.

US Pat. No. 10,428,945

INLAID RING WITH PLATED LATERAL SIDE

Mahle International GmbH,...

1. A method of forming a piston ring, comprising:providing a base portion formed of a metallic material, the base portion having a first surface and a second surface that is opposite the first surface, the base portion having an outer surface extending from the first surface to the second surface;
finish grinding the first surface to form a reference surface such that the second surface is rougher than the first surface;
positioning the reference surface on a base surface;
while the reference surface is positioned on the base surface, forming a bevel surface from the second surface while leaving an unbeveled portion of the second surface extending from the outer surface to a start of the unbeveled portion;
applying a chromium layer to the bevel surface and to the unbeveled portion, and not to the first surface; and
grinding the chromium layer to reduce a surface roughness of the chromium layer.

US Pat. No. 10,428,941

DRIVE MEMBER SELECTION

QINETIQ LIMITED, Hampshi...

1. A drive member selection mechanism, comprising:at least one drive member and at least two selector members arranged about a common axis in such a manner that the position of each of the at least two selector members along the common axis may be changed; wherein:
the at least one drive member includes a first and a second face, and further includes, on each face, at least one projection, and the at least two selector members include, on at least one face thereof, at least one complementary projection arranged to be selectively engaged with said at least one projection of the drive member;
the arrangement is such that, for the at least one respective drive member, the at least one projection on the first face thereof may be drivingly engaged with the at least one projection of one of the at least two selector members in a first torque connection after moving the one selector member along the common axis into engagement with the at least one drive member in use and the at least one projection on the second face thereof may be drivingly engaged with the at least one projection of another of the at least two selector members in a second torque connection opposed to the first torque connection after moving the other selector member along the common axis into engagement with the drive member in use;
a shift mechanism arranged to control the position of the at least two selector members along the common axis, the shift mechanism having at least two rotatable drums each provided with a circumferential track, where each of the at least two rotatable drums is substantially identical and mounted with a rotational displacement relative to another of the at least two rotatable drums, and where each of the at least two selector members is mounted in association with a separate said track, such that rotation of the corresponding rotatable drum determines the position of the associated selector member along the common axis; and
each track is symmetrical around each rotatable drum, the pattern of each track being repeated on both sides of each rotatable drum, and each of the rotatable drums further includes at least two shift arms, each of the respective two shift arms arranged in association with one side of each rotatable drum to engage with the track formed thereon.

US Pat. No. 10,428,940

HYDRAULIC PRESSURE SUPPLY SYSTEM OF DUAL CLUTCH TRANSMISSION FOR VEHICLE

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A hydraulic pressure supply system of a dual clutch transmission for a vehicle, the hydraulic pressure supply system comprising:a low pressure supply route comprising a low pressure hydraulic pump that generates a low hydraulic pressure using a fluid that is stored at a low pressure oil pan and that supplies a generated low hydraulic pressure directly to a gear lubrication device and a clutch cooling/lubrication device, and a cooler that cools a portion of the low hydraulic pressure that is supplied from the low pressure hydraulic pump and that supplies the portion of the low hydraulic pressure to the gear lubrication device or the clutch cooling/lubrication device; and
a high pressure supply route comprising a high pressure hydraulic pump that generates a high hydraulic pressure using a fluid that is stored at a high pressure oil pan and that supplies a generated high hydraulic pressure, a clutch control device including first and second clutch pressure control solenoid valves that supply a portion of the high hydraulic pressure to first and second clutches, and a gear control device including a gear actuator pressure control solenoid valve that is configured to control other portion of the high hydraulic pressure and that supplies a controlled hydraulic pressure to a gear actuator,
wherein the low pressure supply route and the high pressure supply route each are formed with an independent closed circuit,
wherein the low hydraulic pressure is a hydraulic pressure lower than a predetermined hydraulic pressure and the high hydraulic pressure is a hydraulic pressure equal to or higher than the predetermined hydraulic pressure,
wherein the low pressure supply route further comprises a switching valve regulating a flow rate supplied from the low pressure hydraulic pump and supplying a regulated flow rate selectively to the gear lubrication device and the clutch cooling/lubrication device, and
wherein the low pressure supply route further comprises an ejection flow channel that is formed between the low pressure hydraulic pump and the switching valve, a first distribution flow channel that detours the switching valve and connects the low pressure hydraulic pump with the gear lubrication device a second distribution flow channel that detours the switching valve and connects the low pressure hydraulic pump with the clutch cooling/lubrication device, a first bypass flow channel that is formed between the switching valve and the gear lubrication device, and a second bypass flow channel that is formed between the switching valve and the clutch cooling/lubrication device.

US Pat. No. 10,428,939

CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSMISSION

Fallbrook Intellectual Pr...

1. A variable speed transmission configurable for use as a continuously variable planetary gearset, the variable speed transmission comprising:a plurality of balls distributed radially about a main shaft defining a longitudinal axis, each ball having an axle defining a tiltable axis about which the ball rotates;
an input disc positioned on a first side of the plurality of balls;
an output disc positioned on a second side of the plurality of balls opposite the input disc;
an idler positioned radially inward of and in contact with the plurality of balls; and
a cage that is rotatable about the longitudinal axis, wherein a first end and a second end of each axle is coupled to the cage, wherein radial translation of one or more of the first end and the second end of each axle tilts the plurality of balls to change a speed ratio of the variable speed transmission,
wherein a first line of contact is formed between the input disc and the plurality of balls based on the tilt angle, forming a first variable rolling diameter for functioning as a first planet gear,
wherein a second line of contact is formed between the idler and the plurality of balls based on the tilt angle, forming a second variable rolling diameter for functioning as a second planet gear, and
wherein a third line of contact is formed between the output disc and the plurality of balls based on the tilt angle, forming a third variable rolling diameter for functioning as a third planet gear.

US Pat. No. 10,428,938

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING A VEHICLE PROPULSION SYSTEM

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A vehicle propulsion system, the system comprising:a prime mover having an output shaft;
a torque converter including a compressor coupled to the output shaft of the prime mover, a turbine fluidly coupled to the compressor, and a torque converter clutch for selectively mechanically coupling the compressor to the turbine;
a continuously variable transmission (CVT) coupled to the turbine of the torque converter; and
a controller programmed to:
receive signals indicating operating conditions of the vehicle propulsion system;
determine whether the received signals indicate a reduction in ratio in the CVT is impending;
determine whether to open the torque converter clutch based upon a determination that a reduction in ratio is impending; and
open the torque converter clutch in response to a determination to open the torque converter clutch,
wherein the received signals comprise a prime mover capacity signal that indicates the capacity of the prime mover to provide torque and wherein the determining whether to open the torque converter clutch is further based upon the prime mover capacity signal, wherein the controller is further programmed to determine whether the capacity of the prime mover to provide torque is below a predetermined threshold and wherein the determination whether to open the torque converter clutch is further based upon whether the capacity of the prime mover to provide torque is below the predetermined threshold and, wherein the received signals comprise a signal indicative of an altitude of the vehicle propulsion system and wherein the controller determines whether the capacity of the prime mover is below a predetermined threshold based upon a determination whether the altitude is above a predetermined altitude.

US Pat. No. 10,428,936

HYDRAULIC CONTROL DEVICE FOR AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

AISIN AW CO., LTD., Anjo...

1. A hydraulic control device for an automatic transmission, the automatic transmission including an input shaft drivingly coupled to a driving source of a vehicle, a drive shaft drivingly coupled to a wheel, a stepless speed change mechanism that can continuously change a speed ratio, a first engagement element inserted in a first power transmission path coupling the input shaft and the drive shaft via a gear train, and a second engagement element inserted in a second power transmission path coupling the input shaft and the drive shaft via the stepless speed change mechanism, the automatic transmission being capable of switching between a first mode in which the first engagement element is engaged and the second engagement element is disengaged so that the input shaft and the drive shaft are connected by the first power transmission path to transmit rotation therethrough and a second mode in which the first engagement element is disengaged and the second engagement element is engaged so that the input shaft and the drive shaft are connected by the second power transmission path to transmit rotation therethrough, and the hydraulic control device being capable of permitting and cutting off supply of an engagement pressure to the first engagement element and the second engagement element, the hydraulic control device comprising:a source pressure generating valve that generates a source pressure;
a solenoid valve that can supply the engagement pressure based on the source pressure; and
a supply pressure switching valve that can be switched between a first state where the supply pressure switching valve can supply the engagement pressure to the second engagement element and a second state where the supply pressure switching valve can supply the source pressure to the second engagement element, the supply pressure switching valve being in the first state when the solenoid valve is operating normally, and being switched to the second state in case of abnormality in the solenoid valve.

US Pat. No. 10,428,935

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR CONTROLLING AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

Mazda Motor Corporation, ...

1. A method of controlling an automatic transmission, the automatic transmission including:a piston having a first surface and a second surface opposite from each other in axial directions of the piston, and movable in the axial directions;
a plurality of friction plates disposed on a first surface side of the piston;
an engaging hydraulic pressure chamber for supplying hydraulic pressure to the second surface of the piston and directing the piston to an engaging position to push the friction plates to be engaged with each other in an engaged state;
a disengaging hydraulic pressure chamber for supplying hydraulic pressure to the first surface of the piston and directing the piston to a disengaging position to cause the friction plates to be in a disengaged state;
a hydraulic pressure control valve having an output port of hydraulic pressure, and for supplying and discharging hydraulic pressure to and from the engaging hydraulic pressure chamber and the disengaging hydraulic pressure chamber;
a first oil path communicating the output port of the hydraulic pressure control valve with the engaging hydraulic pressure chamber; and
a second oil path communicating the output port with the disengaging hydraulic pressure chamber, the second surface having a larger area for receiving hydraulic pressure than an area of the first surface for receiving hydraulic pressure,
the method comprising controlling the friction plates to change from the disengaged state to the engaged state in response to a gear shift command, and
the controlling the friction plates including:
controlling the hydraulic pressure control valve to adjust the hydraulic pressure to a first instruction pressure in a first period in response to the gear shift command; and
controlling the hydraulic pressure control valve to adjust the hydraulic pressure to a second instruction pressure in a second period directly following the first period, a change of the second instruction pressure being larger than a change of the first instruction pressure.

US Pat. No. 10,428,934

HYDRAULIC CONTROLLER FOR AN ACTUATOR IN A VEHICLE GEARBOX

Bayerische Motoren Werke ...

1. A hydraulic control system for a vehicle gearbox, comprising:a hydraulic actuator actuatable by a hydraulic medium;
an oil supply port;
a high-pressure hydraulic pump for supplying to a high-pressure line;
a low-pressure hydraulic pump for supplying to a low-pressure line;
a hydraulic tank for receiving the hydraulic medium from a return line; and
a hydraulic control valve with at least three control positions and at least four valve ports, wherein
in a first control position, the high-pressure line is connected to the oil supply port in a fluid-conducting fashion,
in a second control position, the low-pressure line is connected to the oil supply port in a fluid-conducting fashion, and
in a third control position, the hydraulic actuator is connected to the return line in a fluid-conducting fashion.

US Pat. No. 10,428,930

BALL SCREW WITH A COOLING PASSAGE

Hiwin Technologies Corp.,...

1. A ball screw with a cooling passage, comprising:a screw including an axis, an annular surface surrounding the axis, and an outer helical groove surrounding the axis and defined in the annular surface;
a nut sleeved along the axis onto the screw, and including: an inner helical groove surrounding the axis and formed in an inner surface of the nut, a first axial end surface, a second axial end surface opposite to the first axial end surface, at least one flat surface, an input cooling hole and an output cooling hole defined in the first axial end surface and extending toward the second axial end surface, at least one guide groove defined in the flat surface, a first hole in communication with the at least one guide groove and the input cooling hole, a second hole in communication with the at least one guide groove and the output cooling hole, wherein the inner helical groove cooperates with the outer helical groove to form a load path for receiving a plurality of balls; and
a sealing unit mounted on the flat surface of the nut and including a flat sealing surface for sealing the at least one guide groove, so that the input and output cooling holes cooperate with the first hole, the at least one guide groove, and the second hole to form the cooling passage.

US Pat. No. 10,428,919

PLANETARY GEAR TRAIN OF AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION FOR VEHICLE

HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, S...

1. A planetary gear train of an automatic transmission for a vehicle, the planetary gear train comprising:a first planetary gear set having first, second, and third rotational elements;
a second planetary gear set having fourth, fifth, and sixth rotational elements;
a third planetary gear set having seventh, eighth, and ninth rotational elements;
a fourth planetary gear set having tenth, eleventh, and twelfth rotational elements;
an input shaft mounted with the first, second, and third planetary gear sets on an external circumference of the input shaft;
an output shaft disposed in parallel with the input shaft and mounted with the fourth planetary gear set on external circumference of the output shaft;
a first shaft fixedly connected with the first rotational element and the fourth rotational element;
a second shaft fixedly connected with the second rotational element and fixedly connected with the input shaft;
a third shaft fixedly connected with the third rotational element;
a fourth shaft fixedly connected with the fifth rotational element and the eighth rotational element;
a fifth shaft fixedly connected with the sixth rotational element;
a sixth shaft fixedly connected with the seventh rotational element;
a seventh shaft fixedly connected with the ninth rotational element;
an eighth shaft fixedly connected with the tenth rotational element and externally gear-meshed with the sixth shaft;
a ninth shaft fixedly connected with the eleventh rotational element and connected with the output shaft;
a tenth shaft fixedly connected with the twelfth rotational element and externally gear-meshed with the fourth shaft; and
first and second transfer gears configured to form external gear-engagement with the corresponding shafts selected from the first to tenth shafts.

US Pat. No. 10,428,904

AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION AND CONTROL METHOD OF AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

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

1. An automatic transmission comprising:a first transmission mechanism to which a driving force of a driving source is input through a first clutch and which is configured to switch driving force transmission paths to an output member to establish a first set of gear ratios;
a second transmission mechanism to which the driving force of the driving source is input through a second clutch and which is configured to switch driving force transmission paths to the output member to establish a second set of gear ratios; and
a control unit,
wherein a one-way clutch is provided in a driving force transmission path that establishes a first certain gear ratio in the first set,
the first transmission mechanism comprises:
an input shaft to which the driving force of the driving source is input through the first clutch;
a first transmission gear provided on the input shaft and configured to establish the first certain gear ratio;
a plurality of second transmission gears provided on the input shaft and configured to establish remaining gear ratios in the first set; and
a switching mechanism configured to perform engagement and disengagement between the input shaft and the plurality of second transmission gears,
a driving transmission direction of the one-way clutch is set such that a rotation inputted from a wheel side to the output member in a predetermined rotational direction is transmitted to the input shaft, the predetermined rotational direction corresponding to a backward movement of a vehicle, and
when disengagement by the switching mechanism is impossible, the control unit can execute recovery control to enable the disengagement by inputting a driving force of the driving source to the input shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,428,848

ROTATABLE CONNECTION

1. A rotatable connection, comprising:a first component, having a plate-shape, and composed of a fibre reinforced plastic material;
a second component, having a plate-shape, and composed of a fibre-reinforced plastic material, the second component being disposed parallel to the first component;
a bearing sleeve, mounted within and interwoven into the first component such that a compaction of fibres of the fibre reinforced plastic material is produced in a region around the bearing sleeve, the bearing sleeve having shaped portions distributed over a periphery thereof in which the fibres are compacted to thereby form a positive material connection to increase resistance to twisting under load between the bearing sleeve and the first component;
a first cylindrical pin-shaped connecting piece composed of metal, coaxially and rotatably extending through the bearing sleeve and the first component to define a first rotational axis;
a second cylindrical pin-shaped connecting piece composed of metal, coaxially and rotatably extending through the second component to define a second rotational axis that is coaxial to the first rotational axis;
a weld connection connecting the first cylindrical pin-shape connecting piece and the second cylindrical pin-shaped connecting piece at a welding zone disposed between opposing distal ends of the first and second connecting pieces via a reactive film, and thereby forming a unitary bearing pin about which the first component and the second component are to rotate relative to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,428,832

STATOR ANTI-ROTATION LUG

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPO...

1. A compressor assembly of a gas turbine engine comprising:a case including at least one opening and axially spaced apart channels;
a stator assembly supported within the case, the stator assembly including a plurality of stator vanes received within the channels of the case and movable circumferentially within the channels; and
a lug assembly separate from the plurality of stator vanes for holding a position of the plurality of stator vanes relative to the case, the lug assembly including a lug disposed within the channels and abutting at least one of the plurality of stator vanes, the lug assembly further including a boss extending from the lug through the opening in the case, the boss including a threaded hole receiving a threaded member holding the lug assembly to the case.

US Pat. No. 10,428,816

VARIABLE SPEED MULTI-STAGE PUMP

HAMILTON SUNDSTRAND CORPO...

1. A multi-stage gear pump, comprising:a first pump stage;
a second pump stage; and
a variable speed gearbox including an input and an output,
wherein:
the input is rotationally coupled to the first pump stage and the input rotates at a first rotational speed,
the output is rotationally coupled to the second pump stage and rotates at a second rotational speed,
a variable gear ratio determines the second rotational speed relative to the first rotational speed, and
the multi-stage gear pump further comprises a boost stage rotationally coupled to the first pump stage.

US Pat. No. 10,428,814

PISTON FUEL PUMP FOR AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A piston fuel pump for a fuel injection system, comprising:a pump piston which has an end section facing a drive;
a first guide section situated in a pump cylinder; and
a second guide section situated in an area of the end section of the pump piston facing the drive;
wherein the pump piston is guided radially with the first guide section and the second guide section, and wherein the first guide section and the second guide section are spaced axially apart from each other,
wherein the second guide section is situated radially outwardly in an area of the end section of the pump piston facing the drive, so that the pump piston is guided at guidance and support points, of the first guide section and the second guide section, which are spaced substantially apart from one another, via the first guide section and via the second guide section,
wherein the guidance and support points lie in end sections of the pump piston near force application points of the drive at which transverse forces arise, so as to reduce loads on the guidance and support points,
wherein the second guide section is situated directly adjacent to a piston seal,
wherein the pump piston has an upper end section on one end facing a delivery chamber,
wherein the pump piston has a supporting-and-sealing unit for the pump piston on the first guide section, the supporting-and-sealing unit including (i) a guidance area for the radial guidance of the pump piston in the pump cylinder and (ii) a sealing area having sealing lips,
wherein the supporting-and-sealing unit is formed by a plastic element,
wherein the supporting-and-sealing unit is fixedly connected to the pump piston, and wherein the pump piston has a ring shaped shoulder, adjacent the upper end section of the pump piston, to which the supporting-and-sealing unit is at least one of clip-fitted and glued,
wherein the sealing lips includes at least six sealing lips, and wherein the piston seal contacts a seal carrier and the guide sections and has six of the sealing lips on a radially inner section, which are circumferential and directed radially inwardly and arranged axially opposite each other in groups of three, and two radially circumferential toroidal sealing sections are situated on a radially outward section of the piston seal, so that the sealing lips seal dynamically against a radially outward surface of the pump piston which is axially movable, and the toroidal sealing sections seal statically against a receiving section of the seal carrier, and
wherein a spring collar is pressed against a lower end section of the pump piston, which is subjected to an axial force by a coil spring, and wherein the pump piston and a pump housing delimit a delivery chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,428,765

ASYMMETRIC MULTI DEGREE OF FREEDOM FLUTTER DAMPER

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPO...

1. A flutter damper, comprising:an acoustic liner in fluid communication with a fluid flow the acoustic liner being configured for peak acoustical energy absorption at a frequency range that is greater than a frequency range associated with fan flutter; and
a plurality of modular chambers configured for peak acoustical energy absorption at a frequency range that is associated with one or more fan flutter modes;
the plurality of modular chambers being disposed radially outside of the acoustic liner, the plurality of modular chambers including a circumferential gap between proximate circumferential ends of at least one adjacent pair of modular chambers, and
the plurality of modular chambers each including a plurality of circumferentially aligned and connected acoustic chamber segments; and
wherein each of the plurality of modular chambers has a same volume and at least one of the modular chambers in the plurality of modular chambers has a mutually unique shape; and
circumferential ends of the modular chambers are beveled.

US Pat. No. 10,428,751

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CHARACTERIZING A PORT FUEL INJECTOR

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A method for operating an engine, comprising:increasing pressure of a fuel rail to a threshold pressure and deactivating a cylinder of the engine in response to entering deceleration fuel shut-off;
deactivating a fuel pump in response to pressure in the fuel rail being at the threshold pressure;
injecting fuel to the deactivated cylinder;
correlating pressure drop in the fuel rail to injector operation; and
operating a fuel injector responsive to the correlation.

US Pat. No. 10,428,698

VALVE DRIVE FOR AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

Mahle International GmbH,...

1. A valve drive for an internal combustion engine, the valve drive comprising:a camshaft and at least one cam follower;
the camshaft including at least one cam group non-rotatably fixed on the camshaft, the at least one cam group including a first cam and a second cam disposed axially adjacent to the first cam;
the at least one cam follower being drive-connected to the first cam of the at least one cam group in a first position and to the second cam of the at least one cam group in a second position;
at least one adjusting device including a first adjustable engagement element and a second adjustable engagement element;
the first engagement element comprising a pin interacting with a first slotted guide arranged on the camshaft and the second engagement element comprising a pin interacting with a second slotted guide arranged on the camshaft;
wherein the first engagement element and the second engagement element are alternately adjustable between a basic position and a switching position;
wherein, when in the basic position, the first engagement element and the second engagement element do not contact the first slotted guide and the second slotted guide, respectively, and, when in the switching position, the first engagement element and the second engagement element interact with the first slotted guide and the second slotted guide, respectively;
at least one control shaft including at least one control element group, the at least one control element group including a first control element arranged on the at least one control shaft and a second control element arranged on the at least one control shaft, the first control element and the second control element each having a radially outwardly projecting stop region, wherein the first control element and the second control element are adjustable, relative to the at least one control shaft, to a switching element position and to a basic element position; and
wherein in the switching element position the first engagement element and the second engagement element are adjusted from the basic position to the switching position via the stop region of a respective one of the first control element and the second control element, and wherein in the basic element position the respective one of the first control element and the second control element does not contact the first engagement element and the second engagement element, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,428,697

FLUID DIVERTER

1. A fluid diverter comprising:a cylindrical body defining a first fluid passage extending from a first axial end of the cylindrical body and a second fluid passage circumferentially offset from the first fluid passage and extending from a second axial end of the cylindrical body, and a seepage orifice defined in the cylindrical body providing a fluid communication path between the first axial end and the second axial end; and
an extension arm extending axially from the cylindrical body and including a locating receptacle dimensioned to receive a fixing element to rotationally and axially fix the fluid diverter.

US Pat. No. 10,428,684

TURBINE AIRFOIL WITH ADDITIVE MANUFACTURED REINFORCEMENT OF THERMOPLASTIC BODY

United Technologies Corpo...

1. A component for a gas turbine engine comprising:an airfoil body formed of a plastic;
a reinforcement portion, said reinforcement portion having webs formed of a metallic material and extending into said airfoil body; and
wherein said airfoil body having a passage and a shaft on said reinforcement portion extending through said passage.

US Pat. No. 10,428,683

ABRASIVE GEL DETERGENT FOR CLEANING GAS TURBINE ENGINE COMPONENTS

General Electric Company,...

1. A method for in-situ cleaning one or more components of a gas turbine engine, the method comprising:securing a supply of gel detergent to a surface of one or more of the components of the gas turbine engine such that an inlet of the supply aligns with an inlet of one or more cooling passageways of the one or more components;
injecting the gel detergent from the inlet of the supply into the aligned inlet of the one or more cooling passageways of the one or more of the components of the gas turbine engine at a predetermined pressure, the gel detergent comprising a plurality of abrasive particles suspended in a gel composition, the plurality of abrasive particles comprising organic material, the gel composition comprising a liquid carrier comprising a mixture of detergent particles diluted in water and dissolved in a gel reactant; and
allowing the gel detergent to flow across or within one or more of the components of the gas turbine engine so as to clean one or more of the components.

US Pat. No. 10,428,608

LATCH MECHANISM AND SYSTEM FOR DOWNHOLE APPLICATIONS

1. A system for conveying a tool from surface to a target sub comprising:a string comprising a plurality of subs including the target sub, each sub having a latch deflector and a latch stopper, the latch deflector and the latch stopper together defining a deflection radius for each sub; and
a lock mounted on the tool having a knob and a latch, the latch and the knob together defining a latch radius that is greater than the deflection radius of the target sub,
wherein the latch is configured to traverse the latch stopper of at least one sub of the plurality of subs as a result of the deflection radius of the at least one sub being greater than the latch radius of the lock;
wherein the latch is configured to deflect towards the latch stopper and engage the latch stopper of the target sub as a result of an interaction between the knob of the lock and the latch deflector of the target sub.

US Pat. No. 10,428,607

REVERSE CIRCULATION WELL TOOL

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A well flow crossover sub comprising:a substantially tubular housing configured to be part of a drill string and disposed in a wellbore, the substantially tubular housing comprising a first flow chamber and a second, separate flow chamber;
a sealing structure circumscribing a portion of the substantially tubular housing and comprising a sealing element, the sealing element configured to seal against a wellbore wall of the wellbore; and
a sleeve valve disposed within the substantially tubular housing and selectively movable between a first, closed position and a second, open position in response to a fluid pressure in the first flow chamber or second flow chamber;
wherein the first flow chamber fluidly connects an annulus of the wellbore uphole of the sealing structure to a central bore of the drill string downhole of the well flow crossover sub, the first flow chamber extending between a first radial port opening at the annulus of the wellbore uphole of the sealing structure proximate a first longitudinal end of the substantially tubular housing and a downhole central bore in the substantially tubular housing at a second, opposite longitudinal end of the substantially tubular housing; and
wherein the second flow chamber fluidly connects a central bore of the drill string uphole of the sealing structure to the annulus of the wellbore downhole of the sealing structure, the second flow chamber extending between an uphole central bore in the substantially tubular housing at the first longitudinal end and a second radial port opening at the annulus of the wellbore downhole of the sealing structure proximate the second longitudinal end of the substantially tubular housing; and
the sleeve valve configured to close the second radial port opening in response to the sleeve valve being in the first, closed position and to open the second radial port opening in response to the sleeve valve being in the second, open position.

US Pat. No. 10,428,606

COLLECTING DRILLING MICROCHIPS

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A wire screen comprising:a plurality of wires running parallel, each of the plurality of wires is spaced apart from each adjacent wire at a distance less than a width of an encased microchip, and each of the plurality of wires includes a plurality of straight segments in a plane and each of a plurality of bent segments connects two of the plurality of straight segments, at least one of the plurality of bent segments of each wire being positioned between two straight segments of the same wire; and
for each of the plurality of the wires, each bent segments in the plurality of segments includes a first end, a second end, and a curved portion curved away from the plane, the first end connected to at least one of the plurality of straight segments and separated from the second end a distance greater than the width of the encased microchip, and the curved portion includes a diameter greater than the width of the encased microchip.

US Pat. No. 10,428,602

TOP DRIVE TORQUE MEASUREMENT DEVICE

WEATHERFORD TECHNOLOGY HO...

14. A top drive system for use with a tool for handling tubulars on a drilling rig, comprising:a motor unit;
a drive gear rotatably coupled to the motor unit, wherein the drive gear includes a bore for receiving the tool, and the drive gear is configured to transfer a torque load from the motor unit to the tool;
a sensing member disposed on the drive gear and configured to measure a magnetostrictive effect on the tool;
an evaluation unit connected to the sensing member and configured to calculate a magnitude of transferred torque based on the magnetostrictive effect; and
a positioning device coupled to the sensing member to move the sensing member between a retracted position and an extended position.

US Pat. No. 10,428,601

PROXIMITY DETECTION BETWEEN TUBULARS FOR BLIND STABBING

SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY C...

1. A method for connecting tubulars, comprising:determining an elevation of a drilling device above a rig floor;
lowering a first tubular connected to the drilling device toward a second tubular by lowering the drilling device;
determining that the first tubular is in proximity to the second tubular based at least in part on an elevation of the drilling device;
determining that the first tubular is in proximity to the second tubular based at least in part on a magnetic flux or an electrical current applied to the first tubular, the second tubular, or both;
connecting the first and second tubulars together; and
supporting the second tubular below the rig floor, wherein lowering the first tubular comprises lowering the first tubular at least partially through the rig floor, wherein the second tubular comprises a drill string, and wherein supporting the second tubular below the rig floor comprises supporting the drill string within a blowout preventer, the method further comprising:
determining that a rotating control device positioned around the first tubular has coupled to the blowout preventer while lowering the first tubular, based at least partially on the elevation of the drilling device; and
opening a seal of the blowout preventer after determining that the rotating control device has coupled to the blowout preventer.

US Pat. No. 10,428,598

WELLHEAD MIXING DEVICE

1. A wellhead comprising:a body;
a central bore therethrough;
a plurality of peripheral bores intersecting with the central bore, wherein the plurality of peripheral bores each comprise an injection port and a rifled internal surface; and
a mixing chamber located within the central bore below the intersections between the plurality of peripheral bores and the central bore,
wherein the rifled internal surfaces of the plurality of peripheral bores act to guide fluids injected into the wellhead into a helical flow pattern prior to entering the central bore.

US Pat. No. 10,428,591

STRUCTURES FOR DRILLING A SUBTERRANEAN FORMATION

Baker Hughes Incorporated...

1. A structure for drilling a subterranean formation, comprising:at least one cutting element, comprising:
a substrate; and
a diamond table positioned on the substrate, the diamond table comprising:
a cutting face;
a first chamfer surface at a radial periphery of the diamond table;
a second chamfer surface located adjacent a radially innermost edge of the first chamfer surface, wherein a radial width of the second chamfer surface measured in a plane transverse to a longitudinal axis of the at least one cutting element is at least about twice a radial width of the first chamfer surface, the second chamfer surface being inclined at an angle less than an angle at which the first chamfer surface is inclined from a plane transverse to the longitudinal axis of the at least one cutting element;
a generally planar, flat surface of the cutting face located adjacent a radially innermost edge of the second chamfer surface;
a recessed surface of the cutting face located adjacent a radially innermost edge of the generally planar, flat surface of the cutting face, the recessed surface of the cutting face declining inward from the generally planar, flat surface of the cutting face;
an inclined surface of the cutting face located adjacent a radially innermost edge of the recessed surface of the cutting face, at least a portion of the inclined surface of the cutting face being recessed into the diamond table in relation to the generally planar, flat surface of the cutting face; and
a central protrusion located adjacent a radially innermost edge of the inclined surface of the cutting face, the central protrusion extending upward from the recessed surface of the cutting face.

US Pat. No. 10,428,590

CUTTING ELEMENTS FOR EARTH-BORING TOOLS AND EARTH-BORING TOOLS INCLUDING SUCH CUTTING ELEMENTS

Baker Hughes, a GE compan...

18. A cutting element for an earth-boring tool, comprising:a superabrasive table positioned on a substrate, the superabrasive table defining a cutting face of the cutting element, the superabrasive table comprising:
at least a portion of a lateral side surface of the cutting element;
a substantially planar surface of the cutting face; and
a plurality of concave recessed surfaces concentrically aligned in the cutting face of the superabrasive table and extending annularly about and encircling a central longitudinal axis of the cutting element.

US Pat. No. 10,428,589

POLYCRYSTALLINE DIAMOND COMPACT, AND RELATED METHODS AND APPLICATIONS

US SYNTHETIC CORPORATION,...

1. A rotary drill bit, comprising:a bit body configured to engage a subterranean formation; and
a plurality of polycrystalline diamond cutting elements affixed to the bit body, at least one of the polycrystalline diamond cutting elements including:
a substrate; and
a polycrystalline diamond table including an upper surface spaced from an interfacial surface that is bonded to the substrate, the polycrystalline diamond table including a plurality of diamond grains defining a plurality of interstitial regions, the polycrystalline diamond table further including an alloy comprising at least one Group VIII metal and at least one alloying element, the alloy including one or more solid solution phases and one or more intermediate compounds, wherein the one or more solid solution phases include the at least one Group VIII metal and the at least one alloying element, wherein the one or more intermediate compounds include the at least one Group VIII metal and the at least one alloying element, the alloy being disposed in at least a portion of the plurality of interstitial regions, the at least one alloying element exhibiting a concentration gradient between the upper surface and the interfacial surface that generally decreases with distance from the upper surface, wherein the plurality of diamond grains and the alloy of at least a portion of the polycrystalline diamond table collectively exhibit a coercivity of about 115 Oersteds or more.

US Pat. No. 10,428,588

METHODS AND DRILL BIT DESIGNS FOR PREVENTING THE SUBSTRATE OF A CUTTING ELEMENT FROM CONTACTING A FORMATION

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A method of designing a drill bit, comprising:determining a location on a drill bit for each of a plurality of cutting elements at a plurality of radial coordinates of the drill bit;
determining a substrate-based critical depth of cut, at each of the plurality of radial coordinates, for a substrate of each of the plurality of cutting elements;
generating a substrate-based critical depth of cut control curve based on the substrate-based critical depth of cut at each of the plurality of radial coordinates;
comparing the substrate-based critical depth of cut control curve to a threshold critical depth of cut control curve; and
adjusting a drill bit design parameter in response to the substrate-based critical depth of cut control curve being less than or equal to the threshold critical depth of cut control curve at a radial coordinate.

US Pat. No. 10,428,587

MULTILEVEL FORCE BALANCED DOWNHOLE DRILLING TOOLS INCLUDING CUTTING ELEMENTS IN A STEP PROFILE CONFIGURATION

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A downhole drilling tool designed to form a wellbore, comprising:a bit body;
a first plurality of blades on exterior portions of the bit body;
a first group of cutting elements located on exterior portions of the first plurality of blades;
a second plurality of blades on exterior portions of the bit body;
a second group of cutting elements located on exterior portions of the second plurality of blades and under-exposed with respect to the first group of cutting elements such that the first and second groups of cutting elements form grooves in a downhole end of a wellbore in order to stabilize the downhole drilling tool during drilling, each of the cutting elements in the second group having a unique radial position from a rotational axis of the bit body with respect to each of the cutting elements in the first group, the first and second plurality of blades and the first and second groups of cutting elements cooperating with each other to form a composite bit face profile including a plurality of respective groups of at least three neighbor cutting elements; and
each respective group of at least three neighbor cutting elements is force balanced with respect to each other and includes at least one cutting element from the first group of cutting elements and at least one cutting element from the second group of cutting elements.

US Pat. No. 10,428,585

METHODS OF FABRICATING CUTTING ELEMENTS FOR EARTH-BORING TOOLS AND METHODS OF SELECTIVELY REMOVING A PORTION OF A CUTTING ELEMENT OF AN EARTH-BORING TOOL

Baker Hughes, a GE compan...

1. A method of selectively removing a portion of a cutting element of an earth-boring tool, the method comprising:engaging a formation with a cutting surface of a first section of a cutting table of a cutting element;
detaching the first section of the cutting table as a substantial whole responsive to a mechanism other than wear at a discontinuity formed in the cutting table to at least partially expose a cutting surface of a second section of the cutting table adjacent to the first section; and
engaging the formation with the cutting surface of the second section of the cutting table.

US Pat. No. 10,428,584

BIT FOR DRILLING WITH CASING OR LINER STRING AND MANUFACTURE THEREOF

VAREL INTERNATIONAL IND.,...

14. A method of drilling a wellbore, comprising:assembling a bit as part of a casing or liner string, the bit comprising:
a tubular stem made from a high strength metal or alloy;
a head:
having a cutting face with an inner cone, an outer shoulder, and an intermediate nose between the cone and the shoulder;
attached to an end of the stem; and
made from a nonferrous metal or alloy;
a plurality of blades formed integrally with the head, made from the nonferrous metal or alloy, and each extending from a center of the cutting face to the shoulder;
a plurality of superhard cutters mounted along each blade;
a plurality of gauge pads formed integrally with the stem; and
a flush joint formed between each blade and a respective gauge pad,
wherein:
a yield strength of the high strength metal or alloy is at least twice a yield strength of the nonferrous metal or alloy,
the end is a lower end of the stem,
the bit further comprises a threaded coupling formed at an upper end of the stem for connection to the casing or liner string,
the bit further comprises a lock joint and a lap joint attaching the head to the stem, and
an outer portion of the head includes an essential portion of the lock joint;
drilling the casing or liner string into the wellbore to extend the wellbore through a problem formation;
cementing the casing or liner string into the wellbore; and
drilling out an inner portion of the head with a polycrystalline diamond compact or roller cone second drill bit,
wherein the outer portion of the head remains after drill-out.

US Pat. No. 10,428,581

WELL-DRILLING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF USE

4. A method for drilling a well comprising:providing a powered well-drilling apparatus, comprising:
a mast;
doors affixed to the mast, for deflecting well debris when secured in a closed position;
stabilizers affixed to a bottom portion of the mast, for keeping the mast in the upright position;
a power drive comprising a drill stem connection;
a drill stem comprising a tubular elongated body, the tubular elongated body comprising:
a plurality of tubular portion;
a fastener, the fastener removably affixing two of the plurality of tubular portions together;
a plurality of discharge ports spaced along the length of the plurality of tubular portions;
a plurality of removable plugs, wherein each of the plurality of removable plugs is configured to engage and close off a corresponding one of the plurality of discharge ports;
plates with semicircular cutouts forming a hole, the diameter of the hole sufficiently large to allow passage of the plurality of tubular portions but sufficiently small to not allow passage of the fastener, the plates removably affixed to the stabilizers;
a ramp, the ramp removably affixed to the stabilizers;
a bit affixed to the lower end of one of the plurality of tubular portion, the bit comprising:
a plurality of prongs; and
an inlet port; and
an air hose retainer affixed adjacent to the bit, the air hose retainer configured to retain a portion of an air hose, the air hose affixed between an inlet of the well-drilling apparatus and an air pressure device;
constructing a starter hole in earth, the starter hole comprising an interior surface area;
lining the constructed starter hole with a covering, the covering affixed to the interior surface area of the starter hole;
placing a powered well-drilling apparatus above the lined starter hole;
providing drilling water to the lined starter hole;
affixing an air hose to an inlet of the well-drilling apparatus, the air hose affixed to an air pressure device;
positioning the power drive on the mast;
inserting a first tubular portion of the plurality of tubular portions through the drill stem connection;
affixing the fastener to a lower end of the first tubular portion inserted through the drill stem connection;
affixing the fastener to an upper end of a second tubular portion of the plurality of tubular portions;
then, positioning the power drive at a height such that the second tubular portion is inserted through the semicircular cutout sections into the lined starter hole previously provided with drilling water;
then, opening a first discharge port of the well-drilling apparatus, the first discharge port being positioned above the drilling water;
then, removing the covering from the lined starter hole and positioning the doors in the closed position;
then, actuating the air pressure device to provide air to the air hose;
then, actuating the power drive to drive the first and second tubular portions in a rotatable motion, the actuating agitating debris found within the starter hole and carrying a mixture of the debris, the drilling water, and the air through the well-drilling apparatus to a surface of the well;
as each of the plurality of discharge ports approaches the surface of the drilling water, closing each of the plurality of discharge ports and opening the next highest each of the plurality of discharge ports; and
as the fastener affixing two tubular portions reaches the semicircular cutout sections,
de-actuating and raising the power drive;
opening the plates to allow the fastener to be positioned beneath the plates, and re-closing the plates;
then, inserting a third tubular portion of the plurality of tubular portions through the drill stem connection;
using a second fastener, affixing a lower end of the third tubular portion inserted through the drill stem connection to an upper end of the first tubular portion of the plurality of tubular portions;
positioning the power drive at a height such that the first tubular portion is inserted through the semicircular cutout sections; and
then, re-actuating the power drive to drive the second and third tubular portions in a rotatable motion.

US Pat. No. 10,428,579

DEVICE FOR STOPPING, RELEASING AND RESTORING THE POSITION OF ROLLER-TYPE WINDOW NETS

1. Device (1) for stopping, releasing and restoring a position of roller window nets (48), the device (1) comprising:a fixing shaft (13) having a coupling groove (15) formed in a front of an external circumferential surface thereof and an insertion groove (16) formed in a rear surface thereof;
a ball rotor (18) inserted onto the fixing shaft (13) and coupled to the external circumferential surface of the fixing shaft (13), the ball rotor (18) including a front portion coupled by means of a spring (30) and having a conveying groove (20) formed in a surface thereof for conveying a ball (40) and a guide jaw (38) formed in a central part thereof, wherein the ball (40) is inserted into the conveying groove (20), in which the spring (30) comprises a first lateral end releasably fixed in the external circumferential surface of a front side of the fixing shaft (13), and a second lateral end fixed in a front side of the ball rotor (18) by means of a screw (31); and
an outer rotor (42) coupled to the conveying groove (20) via the ball (40) and having a rotation groove (44) formed in an internal circumferential surface thereof, wherein the ball (40) is coupled to the rotation groove (44) to rotate;
wherein the first lateral end of the spring (30) is releasably fixed to the external circumferential surface of the front side of the fixing shaft (30); and
wherein the second lateral end of the spring (30) is fixed to the front portion of the ball rotor (18) by means of the screw (31) secured to a threaded opening in the front portion of the ball rotor (18) to wind the spring (30) through the front portion of the ball rotor (18).

US Pat. No. 10,428,576

STORAGE FACILITY FOR OBJECT OF PAYING OF RESPECTS

Daifuku Co., Ltd., Osaka...

1. A storage facility for objects of paying of respects comprising:a plurality of storage sections each configured to store an object of paying of respects;
a respects-paying area which includes an area for a person, visiting to pay respects, to pay respects; and
a transport device configured to transport an object of paying of respects between any of the plurality of storage sections and a support position provided in the respects-paying area;
a partition wall located in the respects-paying area to partition off the support position from a respects-paying position for a person visiting to pay respects;
a variable-light-transmittance member whose light transmittance is adjustable;
an illuminating device for which an amount of light emitted thereby is adjustable; and
a controller configured to control the light transmittance of the variable-light-transmittance member and the amount of light emitted by the illuminating device;
wherein a window for allowing the person visiting to pay respects to view an object of paying of respects is formed in an area, of the partition wall, toward which the object of paying of respects faces when supported in the support position,
wherein the variable-light-transmittance member is located in the window,
wherein the illuminating device is so positioned that light therefrom reaches the object of paying of respects supported in the support position,
wherein the illuminating device includes a light source which is located in an area around an opening of the window at a position on a side of the support position, and
wherein the controller is configured to increase at least one of the light transmittance of the variable-light-transmittance member and the amount of light emitted by the illuminating device as an object of paying of respects arrives at the support position through a transport operation of the transport device.

US Pat. No. 10,428,575

VENTED HINGE ASSEMBLY

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A hinge assembly for pivotably attaching a door to a monument, the hinge assembly comprising:a first monument piece including a first knuckle and a monument leaf attached to the first knuckle of the first monument piece and configured for coupling to the monument;
a second monument piece including a first knuckle and a monument leaf attached to the first knuckle of the second monument piece and configured for coupling to the monument, wherein the second monument piece is spaced apart from the first monument piece by a first distance;
a door piece including an intermediate door knuckle extending across the first distance, and a door leaf coupled to the intermediate door knuckle and configured for attachment to the door; and
a pin extending through the first knuckle of the first monument piece, the first knuckle of the second monument piece, and the intermediate door knuckle;
wherein, when the hinge assembly is mounted to the door and monument, a space is formed between the intermediate door knuckle and the monument to define a vent gap through the hinge assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,428,574

DOOR OPENABLE IN CASE OF STRUCTURAL FAILURE

1. A door openable in case of structural failure, having a front face (2) and a rear face (3), a vertical hinge side (4) and a latch side (5) from which a latch (6) protrudes for latching said door, characterized in that:said door comprises a major door portion (8) bearing said latch (6) and at least one end door portion (9,30) where said at least one end door portion (9,30) is partially enclosed by a first portion of said front face (2) and said rear face (3);
where said major door portion (8) is enclosed by:
(a) a second portion of said front face (2) and said rear face (3);
(b) by said vertical hinge side (4); and
(c) by said latch side (5) of said door;
wherein said door has a surface (10) inclined downwardly from said front face (2) to said rear face (3) that encloses said major door portion (8), said surface (10) being between said major door portion (8) and said at least one end door portion (9,30), wherein a plurality of energy absorbers are arranged so that said energy absorbers lie along said inclined surface (10), wherein said plurality of energy absorbers are torsion coil springs (11) working in compression, which are housed in respective semi-cylindrical elongated seats (12, 13) formed correspondingly in said major door portion (8) and in said at least one end door portion (9,30), said torsion spring coils (11) being arranged on said inclined surface (10) where an abutment element (14, 15) is provided for each torsion coil spring (11), said abutment element (14,15) being integral with said major door portion (8) and said at least one end door portion (9,30) being positioned at opposite ends of said semi-cylindrical elongated seats (12, 13).

US Pat. No. 10,428,543

ENDLESS POOL ASSEMBLY

1. A pool assembly, comprising:a pool body having a floor and a first side wall and a second side wall, each extending upwardly from said floor and an inlet wall and an exit wall, each extending between said first side wall and said second side wall, and each extending upwardly from said floor to define a pool cavity for containing water;
said pool body including an injection manifold disposed in said inlet wall for providing a flow of water into said pool cavity and an ejection manifold disposed in said exit wall for removing the flow of water from said pool cavity; and
a stairway and seat subassembly disposed in said pool cavity and being porous and defining a plurality of openings uniformly distributed thereabout for allowing the flow of water to pass through said stairway and seat subassembly.

US Pat. No. 10,428,522

CONSTRUCTION METALLIC TRAPEZOIDAL SYSTEMS

1. A construction system definable in terms of an X, Y, and Z coordinate axes structure, the system comprising:(a) a first part having a hollow four-walled web elongate in the Z axis, having a securement flange on the upper XZ base of the elongate Z axis member;
(b) a second part having at least one open end for complemental engagement of the first part wherein the second part may fit over distal ends of said first part in which a cross-section of the second part is generally that of the first part, but wide and tall enough to allow the first part to slip within the second part, and said second part having an opposite end of said opening, wherein said second part securing the first part to a structural support;
(c) said first part having a hollow four-walled web having a lower XZ base and an upper XZ base along an elongate Z axis connected by two opposing webs on the YZ planes;
(d) a channel in said Z axis in the center of said upper XZ base;
(e) a flange extending upwardly in a positive Y direction from said upper XZ base;
(f) said flange formed from one YZ surface pressed against an opposing YZ surface, and said flange having a series of YZ cut-outs;
(g) said cut-outs having a lower edge and an upper mouth; and
(h) a Y height of said cut out selected from the range of about part of the way down from the upper mouth to the lower edge to all of the way down from the upper mouth to the lower edge.

US Pat. No. 10,428,484

INSULATED SLAB-ON-GRADE FOUNDATION SYSTEM

1. An insulated slab-on-grade foundation system for supporting a foundation, the insulated slab-on-grade foundation system being supported by a gravel layer defining a substantially horizontal profile and a substantially slanted profile adjacent the substantially horizontal profile, the slab-on-grade foundation system comprising:a plurality of adjacent modular slabs supported by the gravel layer in the substantially horizontal profile and adjacent the substantially slanted profile, the plurality of adjacent modular slabs together forming a modular slab perimeter, each one of the plurality of adjacent modular slabs defining an outer surface and an inner surface and comprising:
a base portion supported by the gravel layer in the substantially horizontal profile, the base portion defining an outer end and an inner end;
a wall portion upwardly and substantially perpendicularly extending from the base portion at the outer end, the wall portion defining a lower end and an upper end; and
a longitudinal groove formed within the outer end of the base portion and at the outer surface of the modular slab;
an isolating slab layer supported by and covering the substantially horizontal profile found inside the modular slab perimeter;
an edge portion mounted along the upper ends of the wall portions connecting at least two adjacent modular slabs of the plurality of modular slabs together; and
a peripheral skirt portion supported by the gravel layer in the substantially slanted profile, the peripheral skirt portion defining a connection end inserted within the longitudinal groove;
the plurality of adjacent modular slabs and the isolating slab layer together forming a receptacle for receiving poured concrete therein.

US Pat. No. 10,428,428

MICROWAVE PLASMA AND ULTRAVIOLET ASSISTED DEPOSITION APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MATERIAL DEPOSITION USING THE SAME

International Business Ma...

1. A method for depositing a material on a substrate, the method comprising:feeding a precursor gas into a processing space in which the substrate is arranged;
feeding a reactive gas into the processing space;
operating an ultraviolet radiation assembly comprising an ultra violet source unit, an optical window and a movable protective shutter configured to generate and emit ultraviolet radiation into the processing space in combination with operating a microwave radiation assembly comprising a microwave power source and a microwave applicator that comprises an annular waveguide configured to generate and emit microwave radiation into the processing space, wherein the emitted ultraviolet radiation and the emitted microwave radiation that enter into the processing space containing the substrate collectively excite at least the reactive gas that is fed into the processing space containing the substrate, wherein the annular waveguide comprises an outer cylindrical wall and an inner cylindrical wall comprising a plurality of slots, wherein each of the plurality of slots of the inner cylindrical wall comprises a dielectric window within each slot; and
depositing the material on the substrate in the processing space from a reaction of the excited reactive gas and the precursor gas.

US Pat. No. 10,428,426

METHOD AND APPARATUS TO PREVENT DEPOSITION RATE/THICKNESS DRIFT, REDUCE PARTICLE DEFECTS AND INCREASE REMOTE PLASMA SYSTEM LIFETIME

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC., ...

1. A twin-chamber deposition system, comprising: a pair of processing chambers; a first remote plasma system in selective fluid communication with a showerhead disposed within each of the processing chambers, the first remote plasma system comprising two remote plasma chambers that are each configured exclusively for a respective one of the pair of processing chambers; and a second remote plasma system in selective fluid communication with each of the pair of processing chambers, wherein the first remote plasma system is configured for deposition precursors and the second remote plasma system is configured for cleaning precursors.

US Pat. No. 10,428,295

FABRIC WRINKLE REDUCTION COMPOSITION

Colgate-Palmolive Company...

1. A fabric conditioner composition comprising:a cationic fabric softener, which is an esterquat having the formula:

wherein:
R4 is an aliphatic hydrocarbon group having from 8 to 22 carbon atoms,
R2 and R3 represent (CH2)S—R5,
R5 is an alkoxy carbonyl group containing from 8 to 22 carbon atoms, benzyl, phenyl, C1-C4 alkyl substituted phenyl, OH, or H,
R6 is benzyl, phenyl, C1-C4 alkyl substituted phenyl, OH, or H,
q, s, and t, are each independently an integer from 1 to 3, and
X? is a softener compatible anion; and
0.02 to 0.04% by weight of an amino-functional, epoxide group containing silicone polymer having a weight average molecular weight of 400,000 to 900,000 that exhibits a capability of reducing the number of fabric wrinkles same as a composition that has 5% by weight of the same silicone polymer.

US Pat. No. 10,428,289

METHODS FOR MAKING AND DISTRIBUTING BATCHES OF BUTANE-ENRICHED GASOLINE

1. An automated method of generating key performance indicators of a butane blending operation comprising:a) providing a central information processing unit that maintains hourly time;
b) providing a petroleum conduit and a flow of petroleum through said conduit;
c) providing a butane supply and a butane blending system on said petroleum conduit;
d) detecting points in time when said butane blending system stops and resumes operation;
e) associating said points in time with said hourly time, and generating data corresponding to segments of hourly time when said butane blending system stopped and resumed operation during a given time frame (“inoperative time segments”).

US Pat. No. 10,428,286

ASSOCIATIVE POLYMERS FOR USE IN A FLOW AND RELATED COMPOSITIONS, METHODS AND SYSTEMS

CALIFORNIA INSTITUTE OF T...

1. A framing associative polymer comprising:a linear, branched, or hyperbranched polymer backbone having at least two ends and a functional group presented at two or more ends of the at least two ends of the linear, branched, or hyperbranched polymer backbone;wherein the linear, branched, or hyperbranched polymer backbone is substantially soluble in a host non-polar composition,wherein a number of the functional groups presented at the two or more ends is formed by associative functional groups each capable of undergoing an associative interaction with another associative functional group in the non-polar composition with an association constant (k), wherein
in which Rg is the radius of gyration of the framing associative polymer in the non-polar composition in nanometers, Na is Avogadro's constant; and nF is the average number of the associative functional groups in the framing associative polymer,wherein a longest span of the framing associative polymer has a contour length Lf, such that ½ Lbf?Lf
in which Fbf is the rupture force of the framing associative polymer in nanonewtons, Re is the Reynolds number, d is the characteristic length of the flow in meters, p is the viscosity of the host non-polar composition ?h or the viscosity of the associative non polar composition ?a in Pa·s, and ? is the density of the host non-polar composition ?h or the viscosity of the associative non polar composition ?a in kg/m3,
wherein when c?2 c*, ? is the viscosity of the host non-polar composition ?h, ? is the density of the host non-polar composition ?h, and when c>2 c*, ? is the viscosity of the associative non-polar composition ?a, and ? is the density of the associative non-polar composition ?a,
and wherein

in which Mw is the weight-average molecular weight, Rg is the radius of gyration, and Na is Avogadro's constant.

US Pat. No. 10,428,285

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING OF CARBON-CONTAINING FEED STOCK INTO GASIFICATION GAS

1. A downdraft gasification method comprising the steps ofproviding a loading mechanism trunk,
providing a drying zone
providing a plasticization zone
providing a pyrolysis zone
providing a combustion zone
providing a reforming zone
providing a slag discharge zone
supplying feedstock,
forcing said feedstock through said loading mechanism trunk as well as through each of said drying zone, pyrolysis zone, combustion zone, reforming zone and slag discharge zone with a loading mechanism that comprises an elongated loading mechanism trunk and a feedstock feeder,
causing said feedstock being forced through said loading mechanism trunk to form a plug that substantially hermetically separates said drying zone, said plasticization zone, said pyrolysis zone, said combustion zone, said reforming zone and said slag discharge zone from the atmosphere;
causing formation and separation of steam from said feedstock in said drying zone,
causing pyrolysis gases to form in said pyrolysis zone,
separating substantially all of said pyrolysis gases from said feedstock in said pyrolysis zone, thereby causing separation of carbon char residue;
and forming gasification gases.

US Pat. No. 10,428,284

GROUP III BASE STOCKS AND LUBRICANT COMPOSITIONS

EXXONMOBIL RESEARCH AND E...

1. A method for producing a diesel fuel and a base stock, comprising:providing a feed stock comprising a vacuum gas oil feed;
hydrotreating the feed stock under first effective hydrotreating conditions to produce a first hydrotreated effluent;
hydrotreating the first hydrotreated effluent under second effective hydrotreating conditions to produce a second hydrotreated effluent;
fractionating the second hydrotreated effluent to produce at least a first diesel product fraction and a bottoms fraction;
hydrocracking the bottoms fraction under effective hydrocracking conditions to produce a hydrocracked effluent;
dewaxing the hydrocracked effluent under effective catalytic dewaxing conditions to produce a dewaxed effluent, the dewaxing catalyst including at least one non-dealuminated, unidimensional, 10-member ring pore zeolite, and at least one Group VI metal, Group VIII metal or combination thereof;
hydrotreating the dewaxed effluent under third effective hydrotreating conditions to produce a third hydrotreated effluent; and
fractionating the third hydrotreated effluent to form at least a second diesel product fraction and a base stock product fraction, wherein the Group III lubricant base stock product fraction includes greater than or equal to 95 wt. % saturated hydrocarbons, a kinematic viscosity at 100° C. between 5 cSt and 12 cSt and has a ratio of multi-ring naphthenes to single ring naphthenes (2R+N/1RN) of less than about 0.59, and a ratio of branched carbons to straight chain (BC/SC) carbons less than or equal to 0.26.

US Pat. No. 10,428,282

METHOD FOR SIMULTANEOUSLY ELIMINATING ISOBUTANAL AND ETHANOL FROM OLEFINIC FEEDSTOCKS BY ADSORPTION ON A POROUS REFRACTORY OXIDE-BASED MATERIAL

IFP Energies nouvelles, ...

1. A method for purifying an olefinic feedstock that comprises olefins with 4 carbon atoms and impurities including isobutanal, ethanol, and acetone, wherein said method comprises:a) pretreatment that comprises at least one acetone elimination; and
b) simultaneously eliminating isobutanal and ethanol by running the pretreated feedstock obtained from a) over at least one fixed bed with at least one adsorbent that comprises at least one porous refractory oxide-based material,
wherein b) operates at a temperature of between 0 and 200° C., at a pressure of 0.1 to 10 MPa, and with an hourly volumetric flow rate (VVH) of the pretreated feedstock obtained from a) over the fixed bed of between 0.1 and 10 h?1.

US Pat. No. 10,428,276

FEED MIXTURE FOR PRODUCING HYDROCARBONS

1. A process for producing hydrocarbons comprising:combining one or more carbonaceous feedstocks with water and an additional component of a texturing agent to obtain a feed mixture;
pressurizing said feed mixture to a pressure substantially in a range of 150 to 375 bar; and
heating the pressurized feed mixture to a temperature substantially in a range of 300 to 430° C.,
wherein the texturing agent is adapted to stabilize the feed mixture to prevent separation and further to maintain the feed mixture as a homogenous mixture during the pressurizing step,
wherein the texturing agent is adapted to be converted or degraded during the hydrocarbon production process, and
wherein the texturing agent comprises a derivative of a cellulosic material and is selected from microcrystalline cellulose (MCC), nanocrystalline cellulose (NCC), polyanionic cellulose (PAC), a derivative of methylcellulose, and a combination thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,428,274

LIQUID CRYSTAL ALIGNMENT AGENT FOR PHOTO-ALIGNMENT, ALIGNING MEMBER, AND RETARDATION MEMBER

NISSAN CHEMICAL INDUSTRIE...

1. A liquid crystal alignment agent for photo-alignment, the liquid crystal alignment agent containing (A) a resin having a side chain including a structure of Formula (1) below, and (B) a compound of Formula (2) below,
in Formula (1), X1 is a benzene ring which may be substituted with a substituent, wherein the substituent is one or more of an alkyl group, a haloalkyl group, an alkoxy group, a halogen atom, a cyano group and a nitro group, and R is a substituent selected from OH and NH2;

in Formula (2), any 3-5 of R1, R2, R3, R4 and R5 are each independently a substituent selected from a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, C1-6 alkyl, C1-6 haloalkyl, C3-8 cycloalkyl, C3-8 halocycloalkyl, C2-6 alkenyl, C2-6 haloalkenyl, C3-8 cycloalkenyl, C3-8 halocycloalkenyl, C2-6 alkynyl, C2-6 haloalkynyl, C1-6 alkoxy, C1-6 haloalkoxy, (C1-6 alkyl)carbonyl, (C1-6 haloalkyl)carbonyl, (C1-6 alkoxy)carbonyl, (C1-6 haloalkoxy)carbonyl, (C1-6 alkyl)aminocarbonyl, (C1-6 haloalkyl)aminocarbonyl, di(C1-6 alkyl)aminocarbonyl, cyano and nitro, and when any 3 or 4 of R1, R2, R3, R4 and R5 are as defined above, the remaining one or two of R1, R2, R3, R4 and R5 is/are a group of Formula (3) below,

in Formula (3), the dashed line is a bond, R6 is C1-30 alkylene, phenylene, or a divalent carbocyclic ring or heterocyclic ring, one or a plurality of hydrogen atoms of the alkylene, phenylene, or divalent carbocyclic ring or heterocyclic ring is optionally substituted with a fluorine atom, and when R6 is C1-3 alkylene, —CH2CH2— of R6 is optionally replaced by —CH?CH—, —CH2— of R6 is optionally replaced by phenylene or a divalent carbocyclic ring or heterocyclic ring, and is optionally replaced by —O—, —NHCO—, —CONH—, —COO—, —OCO—, —NH—, —NHCONH—, or —CO—, provided these groups are not adjacent to each other, and R7 is a hydrogen atom or a methyl group, and n is an integer of 0 or 1.

US Pat. No. 10,428,269

INDENOTRIPHENYLENE DERIVATIVE AND ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENCE DEVICE USING THE SAME

5. An organic electroluminescence device, comprising a pair of electrodes composed of a cathode and an anode, and a light emitting layer and one or more organic thin film layers between the pair of electrodes, wherein at least one of the light emitting layer and the organic thin film layer comprises the indenotriphenylene derivative of claim 1.

US Pat. No. 10,428,268

ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENCE ELEMENT

UDC Ireland Limited, Dub...

1. A light emitting organic thin film comprising at least one compound represented by Formula (PQ-1) and at least one compound represented by Formula (BN-1):
wherein, in Formula (PQ-1), each of Ra, Rb and Rc independently represents a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group, any one of Ra, Rb and Rc represents a hydrogen atom and the remaining two represent an alkyl group, each of R1 to R5 independently represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, a phenyl group, a fluorine atom or a cyano group, and each of Rx and Ry represents a methyl group;
in Formula (BN-1), Ar1 represents an arylene group that may have a substituent Z, Ar2 represents a tetracenyl group that may have a substituent Z, each of R101 to R113 represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, a cycloalkyl group, or a phenyl group that may have a substituent Z;
the substituent Z represents an alkyl group, an alkenyl group, an aryl group, an aromatic heterocyclic group, an alkoxy group, an aryloxy group, a fluorine atom, a silyl group, an amino group, a cyano group or a combination thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,428,267

METHODS FOR PRODUCING SOLID CERAMIC PARTICLES USING A MICROWAVE FIRING PROCESS

CARBO CERAMICS, INC., Ho...

1. A method for forming sintered substantially round and spherical pellets, comprising:forming substantially round and spherical green pellets from raw materials comprising water and kaolin clay; and
sintering the green pellets in a microwave furnace at a temperature of from about 1350° C. to about 1620° C. for a time at peak temperature of from about 20 to about 200 minutes, to form a proppant having a bulk density of from about 1.3 to about 1.6 g/cm3 and a crush percent at 7500 psi of from about 1.5 to about 3.5.

US Pat. No. 10,428,266

FORMING PROPPANT-FREE CHANNELS IN PROPPED VERTICALLY ORIENTED FRACTURES

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A method of treating a subterranean formation having a vertically oriented fracture disposed at true vertical or deviated up to 30° from true vertical comprising:providing a treatment fluid comprising an aqueous base fluid, a gelling agent, proppant particulates, and swellable particulates having an unswelled form and a swelled form,
wherein the density of the treatment fluid comprising the aqueous base fluid, the gelling agent, and the proppant particulates is about 0.75 g/cm3 to about 1.25 g/cm3,
wherein the density of the swellable particulates is about 95% to about 105% of the density of the transmit fluid, and
wherein the treatment fluid is a homogenous mixture upon introduction into the vertically oriented fracture;
placing the treatment fluid into the vertically oriented fracture;
swelling the swellable particulates at a first location against walls of the vertically oriented fracture, thereby forming a first swelled particulates plug;
swelling the swellable particulates at a second location above or below the first location against the walls of the vertically oriented fracture, thereby forming a second swelled particulates plug; and
settling the proppant particulates atop the first swelled particulates plug and the second swelled particulates plug,
wherein if the second swelled particulates plug is formed above the first swelled particulates plug, a proppant-free channel is formed below the second swelled particulates plug and above the settled proppant particulates atop the first swelled particulates plug, and
wherein if the second swelled particulates plug is formed below the first swelled particulates plug, a proppant-free channel is formed below the first swelled particulates plug and above the settled proppant particulates atop the second swelled particulates plug.

US Pat. No. 10,428,265

SELECTIVE ACIDIZING OF A SUBTERRANEAN FORMATION

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A method of acidizing a subterranean formation, comprising:pumping an acid-resisting treatment composition comprising a surface modification agent comprising at least one of a tackifying agent or resin, a hydroxy-reactive organosilicon compound, or a phosphonate compound into the subterranean formation, wherein the acid-resisting treatment composition further comprises about 0.001 wt % to about 10 wt % of a viscosifier; then
producing an at least partially acid-resistant coating comprising the surface modification agent or a reaction product thereof on at least a part of the subterranean formation; and then
pumping an acidizing composition into the subterranean formation, wherein the acidizing composition at least one of etches and dissolves another part of the subterranean formation substantially free of the acid-resistant coating.

US Pat. No. 10,428,264

BREAKER COATED PARTICULATES FOR USE IN SUBTERRANEAN FORMATION OPERATIONS

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A method comprising:preparing a viscosified treatment fluid comprising a base fluid, a gelling agent, and breaker coated particulates (BCPs),
wherein the BCPs comprise particulates at least partially coated with a first layer of a stabilization agent followed by a second layer of a breaker, wherein the second layer of the breaker forms a chemical bond with the first layer of the stabilization agent, and
wherein the stabilization agent is present in the range of about 0.1% to about 5% v/w % of the particulates;
introducing the viscosified treatment fluid into a subterranean formation;
activating the breaker to reduce a viscosity of the viscosified treatment fluid; and
forming a particulate pack in the subterranean formation with the BCPs.

US Pat. No. 10,428,263

LOW TEMPERATURE WATERLESS STIMULATION FLUID

LINDE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT,...

1. A method of treating a subsurface formation, comprising:increasing a pressure of an unfractionated hydrocarbon liquid mixture;
cooling the pressurized unfractionated hydrocarbon liquid mixture to a temperature at or below 0 degrees Fahrenheit;
mixing the cooled and pressurized unfractionated hydrocarbon liquid mixture with a foaming agent and a gas to form a waterless stimulation fluid comprising foam, wherein the unfractionated hydrocarbon liquid mixture comprises ethane, propane, butane, isobutane, pentane, and less than 1 percent methane, and wherein the unfractionated hydrocarbon liquid mixture is a byproduct of a de-methanized hydrocarbon stream; and
injecting the waterless stimulation fluid into the subsurface formation at the temperature at or below 0 degrees Fahrenheit to thermally fracture the subsurface formation.

US Pat. No. 10,428,260

CURABLE COMPOSITION AND RESIN FOR TREATMENT OF A SUBTERRANEAN FORMATION

HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVIC...

1. A method of treating a subterranean formation, comprising:placing a curable composition into the subterranean formation as an alternative to cement, the curable composition comprising:
40 to 80 wt. %, based on the total weight of the curable composition, of an epoxy silane monomer;
5 to 50 wt. %, based on the total weight of the curable composition, of a hardener; and
1 to 40 wt. %, based on the total weight of the curable composition, of a carrier fluid; and
curing the curable composition in the subterranean formation to form an epoxy silane resin, wherein the epoxy silane resin adheres to a casing disposed in the subterranean formation, thereby cementing or plugging the subterranean formation.

US Pat. No. 10,428,259

DOWNHOLE FLUIDS AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A downhole fluid comprising:a smectite clay;
a hydroxylated polymer;
a cation;
the smectite clay, the hydroxylated polymer and the cation together in an amount sufficient to render the downhole fluid thermally thixotropic at a temperature of 400° F.; and
at least one additional downhole fluid component that is an aqueous component with a pH of at least 9, a density control additive, or a viscosity control material.

US Pat. No. 10,428,258

BARRIER PILLS

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A method comprising:introducing a first fluid into a wellbore;
introducing a clay-based barrier pill into the wellbore, wherein the barrier pill comprises:
a strong base selected from the group consisting of a hydroxide base, quick lime, and any combination thereof,
a naturally occurring hectorite clay, and
a naturally occurring secondary clay comprising at least one clay selected from the group consisting of an attapulgite clay, a sepiolite clay, a palygorskite clay, and any combination thereof, wherein the barrier pill has a clay concentration between about 8 and about 20 pounds per barrel, and wherein a gel strength of the barrier pill is substantially maintained or increased, or decreases less than a gel strength of the barrier pill without the secondary clay, when the barrier pill is exposed to one or more salts; and
introducing a second fluid into the wellbore.

US Pat. No. 10,428,257

THERMAL INTERFACE MATERIAL WITH ION SCAVENGER

Honeywell International I...

1. An electronic component comprising:a heat sink having a copper surface;
an electronic chip;
a thermal interface material positioned between the heat sink and electronic chip and including a first surface in direct contact with the copper surface of the heat sink, the thermal interface material including:
at least one elastomeric polymer;
at least one thermally conductive filler present in a total amount between 75 wt. % and 95 wt. %, based on a total weight of the thermal interface material; and
at least one ion scavenger.

US Pat. No. 10,428,256

RELEASABLE THERMAL GEL

Honeywell International I...

1. A thermal gel comprising:a first component including:
a primary silicone oil;
an inhibitor;
a catalyst; and
at least one thermal conductive filler;
a second component including:
a primary silicone oil;
a crosslinking silicone oil; and
at least one thermal conductive filler;
wherein the primary silicone oil of the first component is a vinyl silicone oil, the primary silicone oil of the second component is a vinyl silicone oil, and the crosslinking silicone oil of the second component is a hydrosilicone oil;
wherein the thermal gel is releasable from a substrate upon which the thermal gel is applied;
wherein the total content of the thermally conductive fillers in the thermal gel is between 75 wt. % and 95 wt. %; and
wherein the weight ratio between the first component and the second component is between 0.5:1 and 2:1.

US Pat. No. 10,428,255

SHAPED ABRASIVE PARTICLE AND METHOD OF FORMING SAME

1. A particulate material comprising:a shaped abrasive particle having a body comprising a first major surface, a second major surface, and a side surface extending between the first major surface and second major surface, wherein the side surface comprises a fractured region located on a portion of the side surface, wherein the fractured region is spaced apart from an edge defining the first major surface and abutting an edge defining the second major surface, and wherein the fractured region has a height (hfr) that is less than a height of the body (hc) on the side surface.

US Pat. No. 10,428,253

PHOTOSENSITIVE RESIN COMPOSITION, FILM ADHESIVE, ADHESIVE SHEET, ADHESIVE PATTERN, SEMICONDUCTOR WAFER WITH ADHESIVE LAYER, AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Hitachi Chemical Company,...

1. A photosensitive resin composition comprising:an alkali-soluble resin having a phenolic hydroxyl group as an end group and a phenolic hydroxyl group as a side chain group (A);
a radiation-polymerizable compound (B); and
a photoinitiator (C);
wherein a glass transition temperature of the alkali-soluble resin is 40° C. to 120° C.

US Pat. No. 10,428,249

ADHESIVE COMPOSITION AND FILM ROLL

DEXERIALS CORPORATION, T...

1. A film roll comprising:an adhesive film comprising a phenoxy resin, an epoxy resin, a latent curing agent, an acrylic rubber having a carboxyl group or a glycidyl group, and a butadiene rubber, in which the acrylic rubber phase-separates from the epoxy resin at a normal temperature of 20° C.±15° C. and is compatible with the epoxy resin at a predetermined temperature of 40 to 80° C.; and
a reel in which the adhesive film is wound around a roll core,
wherein the epoxy resin is a bisphenol-type epoxy resin,
wherein the latent curing agent is an imidazole-type latent curing agent,
wherein the acrylic rubber content is 40 pts. mass or more and 60 pts. mass or less with respect to 100 pts. mass of epoxy resin,
wherein the latent curing agent is a microcapsule type, and
wherein the latent curing agent content is 80 pts. mass or more and 120 pts. mass or less with respect to 100 pts. mass of epoxy resin.

US Pat. No. 10,428,244

CABLE WINDING TAPE, IN PARTICULAR FOR AN ENGINE COMPARTMENT OF AN AUTOMOTIVE VEHICLE

1. A cable wrapping tape comprising a strip carrier (1) consisting of fabric, the carrier on at least one side having a self-adhering adhesive layer (2) consisting of a pressure-sensitive adhesive, wherein the fabric of the carrier (1) consists of a yarn (3a, 3b) consisting of a polyamide material and having a yarn linear density of at least 280 dtex, the yarn (3a, 3b) forming warps and wefts in the fabric of the carrier, wherein the yarn (3a, 3b) is formed from 24 to 80 filaments (4) twisted with one another about a central longitudinal axis (X-X) of the yarn (3a, 3b) in an S-twist or in a Z-twist wherein the filaments (4) of the twisted yarn (3a, 3b) have a number of twists based on a meter length (T/m) in the range of 140 to 260 and whereby the filaments (4) of the twisted yarn (3a, 3b) of the warps have a greater number of twists based on a meter length (T/m) than the filaments (4) of the twisted yarn (3a, 3b) of the wefts, and wherein the cable wrapping tape meets abrasion class F, according to LV 312 both on a mandrel having a 5 mm diameter and on a mandrel having a 10 mm diameter.

US Pat. No. 10,428,243

METHOD OF UTILIZING THIN FILM PRESSURE SENSITIVE STRIPS TO MEASURE PRESSURE APPLIED TO A SEAL

FORD MOTOR COMPANY, Dear...

1. A method of assembling a vehicle comprising:identifying critical fit areas between a closure member and a closure member frame;
adhering plural pressure indicator tapes to a peripheral seal in the critical fit areas;
closing the closure member against the seal to produce a marking on the pressure indicator tapes; and
comparing visually the marking to a reference pressure intensity scale to establish an observed pressure intensity level.

US Pat. No. 10,428,242

SLURRY COMPOSITION FOR CHEMICAL MECHANICAL POLISHING

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A slurry composition for chemical mechanical polishing, the slurry composition comprising:ceramic polishing particles;
a dispersion agent;
a pH control agent and
an additive having affinity with silicon nitride, the additive having affinity with silicon nitride including a group that forms a covalent bond with an amine group of silicon nitride or an electrostatic interaction bond with an amine group of silicon nitride, the group not forming a hydrogen bond with a hydroxyl group in the dispersion agent.

US Pat. No. 10,428,239

RESIN COMPOSITION, RESIN FILM, METHOD FOR PRODUCING RESIN FILM, METHOD FOR PRODUCING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., L...

1. A method for producing a resin film comprising:coating two or more a delamination films with a resin composition to produce two or more resin-formed films each having a resin composition layer on each of the delamination films, and
superimposing the resin composition layers of the two or more resin-formed films with each other; wherein the resin composition comprises:
(A) a silicone resin containing a constitutional unit shown by the following composition formula (1) and having a weight average molecular weight of 3,000 to 500,000,
wherein R1 to R4 each independently represent a monovalent hydrocarbon group having 1 to 8 carbon atoms, with the proviso that the both of R3 and R4 are not methyl groups at the same time; “m” and “n” are each independently an integer of 0 to 300; the both of “a” and “b” are positive numbers satisfying a+b=1; each of “X” independently represents a divalent linking group shown by the following general formula (2) or a divalent linking group shown by the following general formula (3), with the proviso that part of or all of the “X” in the formula are divalent linking group(s) shown by the following general formula (2), and when the molar number of a unit shown by the following general formula (2) is defined as “c”, and the molar number of a unit shown by the following general formula (3) is defined as “d”, a ratio between the “c” and the “d” is in a range of 0?d?1 when the “c” is assumed to be 1;wherein R5 represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group, and “p” is an integer of 0 to 7;wherein R6 represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group, R7 and R8 each independently represent a monovalent hydrocarbon group having 1 to 8 carbon atoms, with the proviso that the both of R7 and R8 are not methyl groups at the same time, “q” and “r” are each independently an integer of 0 to 300, and “k” is an integer of 0 to 7;(B) an epoxy resin-curing agent; and
(C) a filler;wherein the mass fraction of the component (C) is 50 to 95% by mass based on the total mass.

US Pat. No. 10,428,235

PROCESS FOR PREPARING TRANSPARENT/SEMI-TRANSPARENT COLOR DISPERSIONS AND THE COLOR DISPERSIONS MADE THEREOF

Dow Global Technologies L...

1. A process for making a transparent/semi-transparent color dispersion comprisinga first step of contacting water, a first colorant, and a polysaccharide selected from methylcellulose, hydroxypropylmethylcellulose, and a mixture thereof to form a first colorant dispersion;
wherein the first colorant dispersion comprises based on total weight of the first colorant dispersion, from 0.05 wt. % to 10 wt. % of the first colorant, and from 0.05 wt. % to 10 wt. % of the polysaccharide; and
a second step of contacting the first colorant dispersion with a protective composition comprising an aqueous dispersion of polymer particles, clay, and a peptizing agent to form a dispersion of protected first colorant particles;
wherein the composition comprises based on total weight of the protective composition, from 10 wt. % to 70 wt. % of the polymer particles, from 0.05 wt. % to 10 wt. % of the clay, and from 0.05 wt. % to 2 wt. % of the peptizing agent;
wherein the weight to weight ratio of the first colorant dispersion to the protective composition is from 1:30 to 5:1; and
wherein the transparent/semi-transparent aqueous color dispersion contains substantially no organic solvent.

US Pat. No. 10,428,234

LIQUID METAL INK

United States of America ...

1. A method for forming a conductive trace on a substrate, the method comprising the steps of:combining a metallic liquid comprising gallium with a solvent to produce a metallic liquid mixture,
stimulating the metallic liquid mixture to produce a colloidal suspension of discrete metallic liquid particles surrounded by the solvent,
aerosolizing colloidal suspension with a carrier gas, and
passing the aerosolized colloidal suspension through a nozzle to deposit the discrete metallic liquid particles onto the substrate, and
annealing the deposited discrete metallic liquid particles,
thereby producing the conductive trace, where the conductive trace has a contiguous core of the metallic liquid within a solid skin having an electrical conductivity of less than 1 S/cm that bounds the liquid core.

US Pat. No. 10,428,232

INK SET, IMAGE FORMING METHOD, AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

Ricoh Company, Ltd., Tok...

1. An ink set comprising:an ink A, comprising water, an organic solvent A, a self-dispersible pigment, an anionic resin particle, and an amine compound having a boiling point of 120-200 degrees C.; and
an ink B, comprising water, an organic solvent B, and a resin-coated pigment,
wherein, a mass content ratio of the anionic resin particle to the amine compound in the ink A is from 10:1 to 100:1, and
a mass content ratio of the resin-coated pigment to the amine compound in the ink A is from 10:1 to 150:1.

US Pat. No. 10,428,229

AQUEOUS COATING MATERIAL AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

INDUSTRIAL TECHNOLOGY RES...

1. An aqueous coating material, comprising:an aqueous resin; and
a surfactant, having a hydrophilic segment of poly(alkylene glycol), a hydrophobic segment of siloxane, and a terminal hydrophilic group,
wherein the surfactant is formed by reacting (a) hydrolyzed siloxane compound with (b1 amino crosslinker, and the terminal hydrophilic group is amino group,
wherein the siloxane compound has a chemical formula:

wherein each of R1 is independently of C1-6alkyl group,
R2 is C2-10 alkylene group,
R3 is C2-4 alkylene group,
R4 is H or C1-4 alkyl group,
m=0-10,
n=1-10, and
=2-50;
wherein (b1) amino crosslinker has a chemical formula:

wherein each of R5 is independently of C1-6 alkyl group,
R6 is C1-10 alkylene group,
R7 is C2-4 alkylene group, and
q=0 or 1.

US Pat. No. 10,428,221

LIQUID POLYMERIZABLE COMPOSITION COMPRISING AN ANHYDRIDE DERIVATIVE MONOMER AND MINERAL NANOPARTICLES DISPERSED THEREIN, AND ITS USE TO MANUFACTURE AN OPTICAL ARTICLE

ESSILOR INTERNATIONAL, C...

1. A liquid polymerizable composition comprising:a liquid monomer composition containing a monomer of formula (I):

wherein:
R and R?, identical or different, represent a hydrogen atom or a methyl group,
X is —O—, —S—, —NR1- or —CR2R3-,
R1 is selected from the group consisting of aryl, heteroaryl, aryl C1-C6 alkyl and heteroaryl C1-C6 alkyl, R2 and R3, identical or different, are selected from the group consisting of aryl, heteroaryl, aryl C1-C6 alkyl, heteroaryl C1-C6 alkyl, aryloxy, arylthio, aryl C1-C10 alkyloxy, heteroaryl C1-C10 alkyloxy, aryl C1-C10 alkylthio, and heteroaryl C1-C10 alkylthio, and
mineral nanoparticles homogeneously dispersed in said monomer composition, wherein said mineral nanoparticles consist of a material selected from the group consisting of ZnS, ZrO2, TiO2 and BaTiO3.

US Pat. No. 10,428,220

PARTICLES FOR ELECTROPHORETIC DISPLAYS

Merck Patent GmbH, Darms...

1. An electrophoretic fluid comprising coloured polymer particle consisting of monomer units of 0.5 -5% by weight based on the total weight of the polymerizable composition except solvent, of at least one polymerisable light stabiliser, monomer units of at least one monomer, monomer units of at least one polymerisable dye, optionally at least one core particle, optionally monomer units of at least one charged co-monomer, and optionally, monomer units of at least one crosslinking co-monomer, and optionally of at least one optionally polymerizable steric stabilizer, and wherein the coloured polymer particle has a colorfastness of ?6 according to the Blue Wool Scale.

US Pat. No. 10,428,209

FLAME RETARDANT COMPOUND INCLUDING HOST-GUEST COMPLEX

Corning Optical Communica...

18. A flame retardant cable comprising:at least one communication element;
a polymeric jacket that surrounds the at least one communication element;
wherein the polymeric jacket is formed from a flame retardant compound comprising:
a polymer base resin;
a cyclodextrin host compound; and
a guest compound including at least one atom of a transition metal, wherein the cyclodextrin host compound and the guest compound form a host-guest complex, wherein the host-guest complex acts to inhibit at least one of smoke release and smoke formation when exposed to heat, and wherein the host-guest complex is distributed within the polymer base resin.

US Pat. No. 10,428,203

PNEUMATIC TIRE

SUMITOMO RUBBER INDUSTRIE...

1. A pneumatic tire, formed from a rubber composition, the rubber composition comprising:a hydrogenated styrene-butadiene copolymer which is a random copolymer of a styrene and a 1,3-butadiene, wherein the styrene-butadiene hydrogenated copolymer has a degree of hydrogenation of the butadiene units of 90 mol % to 99 mol %, and a styrene content of 30% by mass or more;
silica; andat least one ofa first silane coupling agent represented by the following Formula (2-1):
whereinR101 represents a monovalent group selected from —Cl, —Br, —OR106, —O(O?)CR106, —ON?CR106R107, —ON?CR106R107, —NR106R107 or —(OSiR106R107 )h(OSiR106R108),where R106, R107, and R108 may be the same or different, and each represent a hydrogen atom or a C1-C18 monovalent hydrocarbon group, and h has a value, on average, of 1 to 4;
R102 represents R101, a hydrogen atom, or a C1-C18 monovalent hydrocarbon group;
R103 reprersents R101, R102, a hydrogen atom, or the group: —[O(R109O)j]0.5—, where R109 represents a C1-C18 alkylene group, and j represents an integer of 1 to 4;
R104 represents a C1-C18 divalent hydrocarbon group;
R105 represents a C1-C18 monovalent hydrocarbon group; and
x, y, and z are numbers satisfying the following relations: x+y+2z=3, 0?x?3, 0?y?2, and 0 ?z?1,ora second silane coupling agent comprising a linking unit A represented by Formula (2-2) below and a linking unit B represented by Formula (2-3) below:
whereinx represents an integer of 0 or more;
y represents an integer of 1 or more;
R201 represents a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, a branched or unbranched C1-C30 alkyl group, a branched or unbranched C2-C30 alkenyl group, a branched or unbranched C2-C30 alkynyl group, or the alkyl group in which a terminal hydrogen atom is replaced with a hydroxy group or a carboxyl group; and
R202 represents a branched or unbranched C1-C30 alkylene group, a branched or unbranched C2-C30 alkenylene group, or a branched or unbranched C2-C30 alkynylene group; and R201 and R202 may together form a cyclic structure,
the rubber composition comprising, per 100% by mass of a rubber component, 90% to 100% by mass or more of the hydrogenated copolymer,
the silica being present in amounts of 45 to 100 parts by mass relative to 100 parts by mass of the rubber component, and
the first silane coupling agent and/or the second silane coupling agent being present in a combined amount of 1 to 10 parts by mass relative to 100 parts by mass of the silica.

US Pat. No. 10,428,194

MODIFIED ACRYLIC RESIN CURED PRODUCT, AND LAMINATE THEREOF, AND PRODUCTION METHODS THEREFOR

MITSUI CHEMICALS, INC., ...

1. A modified acrylic resin cured product (C) obtained by treating the surface of a cured product (X) composed of an acrylic resinwith a compound (A) comprising, in the molecule,
one or more of anionic hydrophilic groups forming an ion pair with an onium ion of an amino silicone, and
one or more of groups selected from the group consisting of groups containing a polymerizable carbon-carbon double bond, amino groups, mercapto groups, and hydroxyl groups,
wherein the amino silicone has a molecular weight of 100 to 1,000,000 and is one or more selected from compounds represented by the following general formulae (a1) to (a3):
General Formula (a1):

wherein in the formula (a1), R1 to R8 are independently a hydrogen atom, a C1-6 alkyl group, or a C1-6 alkoxy group; n010 is an integer of 0 to 10; n0100 is an integer of 0 to 100; n02 is an integer of 0 to 2; n13 is an integer of 1 to 3; n02+n13=3; #1 and #2 represent bonding hands; and #1 and #2 are bonded together;
General Formula (a2):

wherein in the formula (a2), R1 to R11 are independently a hydrogen atom, a C1-6 alkyl group, or a C1-6 alkoxy group; n01000 is an integer of 0 to 1000; n110 is an integer of 1 to 10; n010 is an integer of 0 to 10; n12 is an integer of 1 to 2; n01 is an integer of 0 to 1; n01+n12=2; #1 and #2 represent bonding hands; #1 and #2 are bonded together; and the compounds represented by the formula (a2) do not include the compounds represented by the formula (a1);
General Formula (a3):

wherein in the formula (a3), R1 to R5 are independently a hydrogen atom, a C1-6 alkyl group, or a C1-6 alkoxy group); n01000 is an integer of 0 to 1000; n010 is an integer of 0 to 10; n01 is an integer of 0 to 2; n12 is an integer of 1 to 3; n01+n12=3; n01s and n12s each may be the same as or different from one another; #1 and #2 represent bonding hands; and #1 and #2 are bonded together.

US Pat. No. 10,428,183

ROOM TEMPERATURE-CURABLE RESIN COMPOSITION CONTAINING AN ALUMINUM CHELATE COMPOUND

SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., L...

1. A room temperature-curable resin composition comprising:(A) 100 parts by mass of an alkoxysilyl-ethylene group terminated polymer having in one molecule at least one structure represented by the following general formula:
wherein each of R1 and R2 represents a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent hydrocarbon group having 1 to 12 carbon atoms, R1 and R2 being either identical to or different from each other; and a represents 2 or 3; and(D) 0.001 to 15 parts by mass of an aluminum chelate compound having a ?-ketoester and a ?-diketone.

US Pat. No. 10,428,182

SULFIDE-BASED POLYMER, FILM COMPRISING SAME AND METHOD FOR PREPARING SAME

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

1. A polymer comprising:a first unit represented by the following Chemical Formula 1; and
a second unit represented by the following Chemical Formula 2:

wherein, in Chemical Formulae 1 and 2, R1 to R9 are the same as or different from each other, and each independently hydrogen;
deuterium; a halogen group; a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group; a substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkyl group; a substituted or unsubstituted aryl group; or a substituted or unsubstituted heterocyclic group, or adjacent substituents bond to each other to form a substituted or unsubstituted aromatic cyclic group;
a to h are each an integer of 0 to 4, i is an integer of 0 to 8;
when a to i are 2 or greater, substituents in the parentheses are the same as or different from each other; and
m and n are each an integer of 1 to 1000.

US Pat. No. 10,428,179

POLYMERIC MATERIALS

VICTREX MANUFACTURING LIM...

1. A process for the production of a polymeric material having a repeat unit of formula—O-Ph-O-Ph-CO-Ph-  Iand a repeat unit of formula—O-Ph-Ph-O-Ph-CO-Ph-  II
wherein Ph represents a phenylene moiety, said process comprising polycondensing a mixture of at least one dihydroxybenzene compound and at least one dihydroxybiphenyl compound in the molar proportions 65:35 to 95:5 with at least one dihalobenzophenone in the presence of sodium carbonate and potassium carbonate wherein:
(i) the mole % of said potassium carbonate is 4% and is defined as

US Pat. No. 10,428,176

THERMOSETTING ALKOXYSILYL COMPOUND HAVING TWO OR MORE ALKOXYSILYL GROUPS, COMPOSITION AND CURED PRODUCT COMPRISING SAME, USE THEREOF, AND METHOD FOR PREPARING ALKOXYSILYL COMPOUND

KOREA INSTITUTE OF INDUST...

1. A composition of an alkoxysilyl compound having two or more alkoxysilyl groups selected from the group consisting of the following Formulae AI to II:
in Formulae AI to DI, substituents a and b are each independently selected from the group consisting of the following Formulae S1 and S2, hydrogen, and a C1-10 alkenyl group, substituents c to f are each independently selected from the group consisting of the following Formula S1, hydrogen, a C1-10 alkyl group, a C1-10 alkenyl group, and a C6-30 aryl group, and at least two substituents among a to f are selected from the group consisting of the following Formulae S1 and S2;
in Formula AI, Y is —CH2—, —C(CH3)2—, —C(CF3)2—, —S— or —SO2—;
in Formulae EI and II, at least two substituents of g to i are selected from the group consisting of the following Formulae S1 and S2, and the remainder thereof is hydrogen, a C1-10 alkyl group, a C1-10 alkenyl group, or a C6-30 aryl group;
in Formulae FI to HI, at least two substituents of g to j are selected from the group consisting of the following Formulae S1 and S2, and the remainder thereof are hydrogen, a C1-10 alkyl group, a C1-10 alkenyl group, or a C6-30 aryl group;
in Formula HI, M is —CH2—, —C(CH3)2—, —C(CF3)2—, —S— or —SO2—; and
a meta position of oxygen in the above Formula II is substituted with a linear or branched C1-10 alkyl group,
—(CH2)z—SiR1R2R3  [Formula S1]
—CONH(CH2)z—SiR1R2R3  [Formula S2]
in Formulae S1 and S2, at least one of R1 to R3 is a linear or branched C1-10 alkoxy group, the other thereof is a linear or branched C1-10 alkyl group, and z is an integer of 3 to 10;
at least one filler selected from the group consisting of inorganic particles and fibers; and
an epoxy resin;
wherein a molar ratio of an alkoxy group of the alkoxysilyl compound to an epoxy group of the epoxy compound is 0.90-10:1.

US Pat. No. 10,428,171

CYCLIC DYNAMIC POLYUREAS FOR POLYMERIC UREA PROCESSING

THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF ...

1. A cyclic oligomer or polymer corresponding to formula (Ia) or (Ib)
wherein L and M are independently selected from aryl, (C1-C20)alkyl, (C4-C10)cyclolalkyl, (C1-C20)alkyl(C4-C10)cycloalkyl, (C1-C20)alkyl(C4-C10)cycloalkyl(C1-C20)alkyl, (C6-C10)aryl, (C1-C20)alkyl(C6-C10)aryl, (C1-C20)alkyl(C6-C10)aryl(C1-C20)alkyl, (C2-C20)alkyl-PEG-(C2-C20)alkyl, —(C1-C20)alkylO(C1-C20)alkyl-, —(C1-C20)alkylS(C1-C20)alkyl-, —NR4—, ?N—, —C(R5)2—, —NC(?O)(C1-C20)alkyl-, —C(?O)(C1-C20)alkyl-, —C(?O)—(NR4)—, —S(?O)2O—, —S(?O)2—(C1-C20)alkyl-, —OS(?O)2O(C1-C20)alkyl-, —S(?O)2NR4—, —S(?O)(C1-C20)alkyl-, —P(?O)(OR4)O—, —C(S)—(C1-C20)alkyl-, —C(O)O(C1-C20)alkyl-, —C(?O)O—, —C(?S)O(C1-C20)alkyl-, —C(?O)S(C1-C20)alkyl-, —C(?S)S(C1-C20)alkyl-, —C(O)NR4—(C1-C20)alkyl-, and —C(?NR4)NR4—;
each R1, R2, R3 and R4 are independently selected from the group consisting of aryl, (C1-C20)alkyl, (C4-C10)cyclolalkyl, (C1-C20)alkyl(C4-C10)cycloalkyl, (C1-C20)alkyl(C4-C10)cycloalkyl(C1-C20)alkyl, (C2-C20)alkyl-PEG-(C2-C20)alkyl, and H;
each R5 is independently selected from F, Cl, Br, and I;
and x is an integer from about 2 to about 500.

US Pat. No. 10,428,169

POLYMER, COMPOSITION, OPTICAL FILM, AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A branched polymer, comprising:(i) a mesogenic group-containing monomeric first component selected from the group consisting of a compound represented by General Formula (X) and a compound represented by General Formula (I),
Qx1-Lx1-Cyx1-Lx2?Cyx2-Lx3?nxCyx3-Lx4-Qx2   General Formula (X)
in the formula, QX1 and QX2 each independently represent a polymerizable group, LX1 and LX4 each independently represent a divalent linking group, LX2 and LX3 each independently represent a single bond or a divalent linking group, CyX1, CyX2, and CyX3 represent a divalent cyclic group, and nx represents an integer of 0 to 3,

in General Formula (I), Y11, Y12 and Y13 each independently represent a methine which may be substituted or a nitrogen atom, L1, L2, and L3 each independently represent a single bond or a divalent linking group, H1, H2, and H3 each independently represent General Formula (I-A) described below or General Formula (I-B) described below, and R1, R2, and R3 each independently represent General Formula (I-R) described below,

in General Formula (I-A), YA1 and YA2 each independently represent methine which may have a substituent or a nitrogen atom, XA represents an oxygen atom, a sulfur atom, methylene, or imino, * represents a bonding position with respect to an L1 side to an L3 side in General Formula (I) described above, and ** represents a bonding position with respect to an R1 side to a R3 side in General Formula (I) described above,

in General Formula (I-B), YB1 and YB2 each independently represent methine which may have a substituent or a nitrogen atom, XB represents an oxygen atom, a sulfur atom, methylene, or imino, * represents a bonding position with respect to an L1 side to an L3 side in General Formula (I) described above, and ** represents a bonding position with respect to an R1 side to a R3 side in General Formula (I) described above, and
*?Lr1-Q2?n1Lr2-Lr3-Q1   General Formula (I-R)
in General Formula (I-R), * represents a bonding position with respect to an H1 side to an H3 side in General Formula (I), Lr1 represents a single bond or a divalent linking group, Q2 represents a divalent group having at least one type of cyclic structure, n1 represents an integer of 0 to 4, Lr2 and Lr3 each independently represent a divalent linking group, Q1 represents a polymerizable group or a hydrogen atom, and here, at least two of a plurality of Q1's represent a polymerizable group; and
(ii) a fluorine-containing monomeric second component represented by General Formula (a) described below,

in General Formula (a), Ra1 represents a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, and Ra2 represents an alkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms or an alkenyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms in which at least one carbon atom has a fluorine atom as a substituent.

US Pat. No. 10,428,168

COMPOSITION FOR POLYMERIZATION, METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME, COMPOSITION FOR A COATING CONTAINING COMPOSITION FOR POLYMERIZATION, METHOD FOR PRODUCING COMPOSITION FOR A COATING USING COMPOSITION FOR POLYMERIZATION, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING COATING

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A composition for polymerization, comprising:a monomer represented by the following Formula (I); and
water,
wherein a moisture content is equal to or higher than 3% by mass and less than 10% by mass,

wherein R represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group.

US Pat. No. 10,428,165

SYSTEMS AND PROCESSES FOR POLYACRYLIC ACID PRODUCTION

Novomer, Inc., Boston, M...

1. An integrated system for producing polyacrylic acid (PAA) and superabsorbent polymer (SAP) from ethylene, comprising:an oxidative reactor, comprising:
an inlet configured to receive ethylene,
an oxidative reaction zone configured to convert ethylene to ethylene oxide (EO), and
an outlet configured to provide an EO stream comprising the EO;
a central reactor, comprising:
an inlet configured to receive EO from the EO stream of the oxidative reactor, and carbon monoxide (CO) from a CO source,
a central reaction zone configured to convert EO to beta propiolactone (BPL) or polypropiolactone (PPL), or a combination thereof, and
an outlet configured to provide a carbonylation stream comprising the BPL, or a carbonylation stream comprising the PPL, or a combination thereof;
one or more of (i), (ii) and (iii):
(i) a first reactor, comprising:
an inlet configured to receive BPL from the carbonylation stream of the central reactor,
a first reaction zone configured to convert BPL to acrylic acid (AA), and
an outlet configured to provide an AA stream comprising the AA,
(ii) a second (a) reactor, comprising:
an inlet configured to receive BPL from the carbonylation stream of the central reactor,
a second (a) reaction zone configured to convert BPL to PPL, and
an outlet configured to provide a PPL stream comprising the PPL, and
a second (b) reactor, comprising:
an inlet configured to receive the PPL stream of the second (a) reactor,
a second (b) reaction zone configured to convert at least some of the PPL to AA, and
an outlet configured to provide an AA stream comprising the AA, and
(iii) a third reactor, comprising:
an inlet configured to receive PPL from the carbonylation stream of the central reactor,
a third reaction zone configured to convert PPL to AA, and
an outlet configured to provide an AA stream comprising the AA;
a fourth reactor, comprising:
an inlet configured to receive the AA stream of one or more of the first, second (b) and third reactor,
a fourth reaction zone configured to convert AA to polyacrylic acid (PAA), or a salt thereof, and
an outlet configured to provide a PAA stream comprising the PAA, or a salt thereof;
a fifth reactor, comprising:
an inlet configured to receive PAA, or a salt thereof, from the PAA stream of the fourth reactor,
a fifth reaction zone configured to directly convert the PAA, or a salt thereof, to superabsorbent polymer (SAP), and
an outlet configured to provide a SAP stream comprising the SAP; and
a controller to independently modulate production of the EO, BPL, PPL, AA, PAA and SAP.

US Pat. No. 10,428,100

SUBSTITUTED LEAD HALIDE PEROVSKITE INTERMEDIATE BAND ABSORBERS

UChicago Argonne, LLC, C...

1. A substituted perovskite comprising:a material having the formula:
APb1-xBxBr3-yCly,
where A is a cation, B is Fe or Co, X is greater than 0 and less than 1 and y is 0-3).

US Pat. No. 10,428,094

AMIDE COMPOUNDS FOR TREATMENT OF COMPLEMENT MEDIATED DISORDERS

Achillion Pharmaceuticals...

1. A pharmaceutical composition comprising an effective amount of a compound of Formula I or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof in a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier:wherein:Q1 is C(R1R1?);
Q2 is C(R2R2?);
Q3 is C(R3R3?);
X1 is N and X2 is CH;
R1, R1?, R2, R2?, R3, and R3? are independently chosen from hydrogen, halogen, hydroxyl, nitro, cyano, amino, C1-C6alkyl, C2-C6alkenyl, C2-C6alkynyl, C1-C6alkoxy, C2-C6alkynyl, C2-C6alkanoyl, C1-C6thioalkyl, hydroxyC1-C6alkyl, aminoC1-C6alkyl, —C0-C4alkylNR9R10, —C(O)OR9, —OC(O)R9, —NR9C(O)R10, —C(O)NR9R10, —OC(O)NR9R10, —NR9C(O)OR10, C1-C2haloalkyl, and C1-C2haloalkoxy, where R9 and R10 are independently chosen at each occurrence from hydrogen, C1-C6alkyl, (C3-C7cycloalkyl)C0-C4alkyl, —C0-C4alkyl(C3-C7cycloalkyl), and —O—C0-C4alkyl(C3-C7cycloalkyl);
or R1 and R2 are linked to form a 3- to 6-membered carbocyclic or aryl ring;
or R2 and R3 are linked to form a 3- to 6-membered carbocyclic ring;
or R1 and R1?, or R2 and R2?, or R3 and R3? are linked to form a 3- to 6-membered carbocyclic spiro ring;
or R2 and R2? or R3 and R3? are linked to form a 3- to 6-membered heterocyclic spiro ring;
each of which ring is unsubstituted or substituted with 1 or more substituents independently chosen from halogen, hydroxyl, cyano, —COOH, C1-C4alkyl, C2-C4alkenyl, C2-C4alkynyl, C1-C4alkoxy, C2-C4alkanoyl, hydroxyC1-C4alkyl, (mono- and di-C1-C4alkylamino)C0-C4alkyl, —C0-C4alkyl(C3-C7cycloalkyl), —O—C0-C4alkyl(C3-C7cycloalkyl), C1-C2haloalkyl, and C1-C2haloalkoxy;
or R1 and R1? or R2 and R2? are linked to form a carbonyl group;
A is a group selected from:

R5 and R6 are independently selected from —CHO, —C(O)NH2, —C(O)NH(CH3), C2-C6alkanoyl, hydrogen, hydroxyl, halogen, cyano, nitro, —COOH, —SO2NH2, vinyl, C1-C6alkyl, C2-C6alkenyl, C1-C6alkoxy, —C0-C4alkyl(C3-C7cycloalkyl), —C(O)C0-C4alkyl(C3-C7cycloalkyl), —P(O)(OR9)2, —OC(O)R9, —C(O)OR9, —C(O)N(CH2CH2R9)(R10), —NR9C(O)R10, phenyl, and 5- to 6-membered heteroaryl;
R8 and R8? are independently chosen from hydrogen, halogen, hydroxyl, C1-C6alkyl, —C0-C4alkyl(C3-C7cycloalkyl), C1-C6alkoxy, and (C1-C4alkylamino)C0-C2alkyl; or R8 and R8? are linked to form an oxo group; or R8 and R8? taken together with the carbon that they are bonded to form a 3-membered carbocyclic ring;
X11 is N or CR11;
X12 is CR12;
X13 is CR13;
X14 is N or CR14;
one of R12 and R13 is chosen from R31 and the other of R12 and R13 is chosen from R32:
R31 is chosen from hydrogen, halogen, hydroxyl, nitro, cyano, amino, —COOH, C1-C2haloalkyl, C1-C2haloalkoxy, C1-C6alkyl, —C0-C4alkyl(C3-C7cycloalkyl), C2-C6alkenyl, C2-C6alkanoyl, C1-C6alkoxy, C2-C6alkenyloxy, —C(O)OR9, C1-C6thioalkyl, —C0-C4alkylNR9R10, —C(O)NR9R10, —SO2R9, —SO2NR9R10, —OC(O)R9, and —C(NR9)NR9R10, each of which R31 other than hydrogen, halogen, hydroxyl, nitro, cyano, C1-C2haloalkyl, and C1-C2haloalkoxy is unsubstituted or substituted with one or more substituents independently selected from halogen, hydroxyl, nitro, cyano, amino, —COOH, —CONH2 C1-C2haloalkyl, and C1-C2haloalkoxy, and each of which R31 is also optionally substituted with one substituent chosen from phenyl and 4- to 7-membered heterocycle containing 1, 2, or 3 heteroatoms independently chosen from N, O, and S; which phenyl or 4- to 7-membered heterocycle is unsubstituted or substituted with one or more substituents independently chosen from halogen, hydroxyl, nitro, cyano, C1-C6alkyl, C2-C6alkenyl, C2-C6alkanoyl, C1-C6alkoxy, (mono- and di-C1-C6alkylamino)C0-C4alkyl, C1-C6alkylester, —C0-C4alkyl)(C3-C7cycloalkyl), C1-C2haloalkyl, and C1-C2haloalkoxy;
R32 is —C(O)NR21SO2R22, —NR9C(O)OR10, —NR9C(O)OR23, —NR9C(O)R21, —NR9C(O)NR9R10, —NR9C(O)NR10R23, or —NR9C(O)NR24R25;
R11 and R14, are independently chosen at each occurrence from hydrogen, halogen, hydroxyl, nitro, cyano, —O(PO)(OR9)2, —(PO)(OR9)2, C1-C6alkyl, C2-C6alkenyl, C2-C6alkynyl, C2-C6alkanoyl, C1-C6alkoxy, C1-C6thioalkyl, —C0-C4alkyl(mono- and di-C1-C6alkylamino), —C0-C4alkyl(C3-C7cycloalkyl), —C0-C4alkoxy(C3-C7cycloalkyl), C1-C2haloalkyl, and C1-C2haloalkoxy;
R21 and R22 are independently chosen at each occurrence from hydrogen, hydroxyl, cyano, amino, C1-C6alkyl, C1-C6haloalkyl, C1-C6alkoxy, (C3-C7cycloalkyl)C0-C4alkyl, (phenyl)C0-C4alkyl, —C1-C4alkylOC(O)OC1-C6alkyl, —C1-C4alkylOC(O)C1-C6alkyl, —C1-C4alkylC(O)OC1-C6alkyl, (4- to 7-membered heterocycloalkyl)C0-C4alkyl having 1, 2, or 3 heteroatoms independently chosen from N, O, and S, and (5- or 6- membered unsaturated or aromatic heterocycle)C0-C4alkyl having 1, 2, or 3 heteroatoms independently chosen from N, O, and S;
R23 is independently chosen at each occurrence from C1-C6alkyl, C1-C6haloalkyl, (aryl)C0-C4alkyl, (C3-C7cycloalkyl)C0-C4alkyl, (phenyl)C0-C4alkyl, (4- to 7-membered heterocycloalkyl)C0-C4alkyl having 1, 2, or 3 heteroatoms independently chosen from N, O, and S, and (5- or 6- membered unsaturated or aromatic heterocycle)C0-C4alkyl having 1, 2, or 3 heteroatoms independently chosen from N, O, and S;
R24 and R25 are taken together with the nitrogen to which they are attached to form a 4- to 7-membered monocyclic heterocycloalkyl group, or a 6- to 10- membered bicyclic heterocyclic group having fused, spiro, or bridged rings;
L is

R17 is hydrogen, C1-C6alkyl, or —C0-C4alkyl(C3-C7cycloalkyl);
R18 and R18? are independently chosen from hydrogen, halogen, hydroxymethyl, and methyl;
m is 0, 1, 2, or 3;
B is monocyclic or bicyclic carbocyclic; a monocyclic or bicyclic carbocyclic-oxy group; a monocyclic, bicyclic, or tricyclic heterocyclic group having 1, 2, 3, or 4 heteroatoms independently selected from N, O, and S and from 4 to 7 ring atoms per ring; C2-C6alkenyl; C2-C6alkynyl; —(C0-C4alkyl)(aryl); —(C0-C4alkyl)(heteroaryl); or —(C0-C4alkyl)(biphenyl) each of which B is unsubstituted or substituted with one or more substituents independently chosen from R33 and R34, and 0 or 1 substituents chosen from R35 and R36;
R33 is independently chosen from halogen, hydroxyl, —COOH, cyano, C1-C6alkyl, C2-C6alkanoyl, C1-C6alkoxy, —C0-C4alkylNR9R10, —SO2R9, —C1-C2 haloalkyl, and C1-C2 haloalkoxy;
R34 is independently chosen from nitro, C2-C6alkenyl, C2-C6alkynyl, C1-C6thioalkyl, -JC3-C7cycloalkyl, —B(OH)2, -JC(O)NR9R23, -JOSO2OR21, —C(O)(CH2)1-4S(O)R21, —O(CH2)1-4S(O)NR21R22, -JOP(O)(OR21)(OR22), -JP(O)(OR21)(OR22), -JOP(O)(OR21)R22, -JP(O)(OR21)R22, -JOP(O)R21R22, -JP(O)R21R22, -JSP(O)(OR21)(OR22), -JSP(O)(OR21)(R22), -JSP(O)(R21)(R22), -JNR9P(O)(NHR21)(NHR22), -JNR9P(O)(OR21)(NHR22), -JNR9P(O)(OR21)(OR22), -JC(S)R21, -JNR21SO2R22, -JNR9S(O)NR10R22, -JNR9SO2NR10R22, -JSO2NR9COR22, -JSO2NR9CONR21R22, -JNR21SO2R22, -JC(O)NR21SO2R22, -JC(NH2)NR22, -JC(NH2)NR9S(O)2R22, -JOC(O)NR21R22, -JNR21C(O)OR22, -JNR21OC(O)R22, —(CH2)1-4C(O)NR21R22, -JNR9C(O)R21, -JC(O)R21, -JNR9C(O)NR10R22, —CCR21, —(CH2)1-4OC(O)R21, and -JC(O)OR23; each of which R34 is unsubstituted or substituted with one or more substituents independently chosen from halogen, hydroxyl, nitro, cyano, amino, oxo, —B(OH)2, —Si(CH3)3, —COOH, —CONH2, —P(O)(OH)2, C1-C6alkyl, —C0-C4alkyl(C3-C7cycloalkyl), C1-C6alkoxy, —C0-C2alkyl(mono- and di-C1-C4alkylamino), C1-C6alkylester, C1-C4alkylamino, C1-C4hydroxylalkyl, C1-C2haloalkyl, and C1-C2haloalkoxy;
R35 is independently chosen from naphthyl, naphthyloxy, indanyl, (4- to 7-membered heterocycloalkyl)C0-C4alkyl containing 1 or 2 heteroatoms chosen from N, O, and S, and bicyclic heterocycle containing 1, 2, or 3 heteroatoms independently chosen from N, O, and S, and containing 4- to 7- ring atoms in each ring; each of which R35 is unsubstituted or substituted with one or more substituents independently chosen from halogen, hydroxyl, nitro, cyano, C1-C6alkyl, C2-C6alkenyl, C2-C6alkanoyl, C1-C6alkoxy, (mono- and di-C1-C6alkylamino)C0-C4alkyl, C1-C6alkylester, —C0-C4alkyl(C3-C7cycloalkyl), —SO2R9, C1-C2haloalkyl, and C1-C2haloalkoxy; and
R36 is independently chosen from tetrazolyl, (phenyl)C0-C2alkyl, (phenyl)C1-C2alkoxy, phenoxy, and 5- or 6-membered heteroaryl containing 1, 2, or 3 heteroatoms independently chosen from N, O, B, and S, each of which R36 is unsubstituted or substituted with one or more substituents independently chosen from halogen, hydroxyl, nitro, cyano, C1-C6alkyl, C2-C6alkenyl, C2-C6alkanoyl, C1-C6alkoxy, (mono- and di-C1-C6alkylamino)C0-C4alkyl, C1-C6alkylester, —C0-C4alkyl(C3-C7cycloalkyl), —SO2R9, —OSi(CH3)2C(CH3)3, —Si(CH3)2C(CH3)3, C1-C2haloalkyl, and C1-C2haloalkoxy; and
J is independently selected at each occurrence from a covalent bond, C1-C4alkylene, —OC1-C4alkylene, C2-C4alkenylene, and C2-C4alkynylene.

US Pat. No. 10,428,091

CATALYST SYSTEMS CONTAINING LOW VALENT TITANIUM-ALUMINUM COMPLEXES AND POLYMERS PRODUCED THEREFROM

Chevron Phillips Chemical...

1. A method of making a titanium-aluminum complex having the formula:the method comprising:contacting a half-metallocene titanium compound having the formula:
with an alkylaluminum compound having the formula Al(RX)(RY)(RZ) to form a mixture comprising the titanium-aluminum complex having formula (A); wherein:X1 and X2 independently are a halide;
R1, R2, and R3 independently are H or a halide, C1 to C36 hydrocarbyl group, C1 to C36 halogenated hydrocarbyl group, C1 to C36 hydrocarboxy group, or C1 to C36 hydrocarbylsilyl group;
Cp is a substituted or unsubstituted cyclopentadienyl, indenyl, or fluorenyl group; and
RX, RY, and RZ independently are a C1 to C10 alkyl group.

US Pat. No. 10,428,090

CONDENSED-CYCLIC COMPOUND AND ORGANIC LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE COMPRISING THE SAME

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A condensed-cyclic compound represented by Formula 1:
wherein, in Formula 1,
ring A, ring B, and ring C are each independently selected from a C5-C30 carbocyclic group and a C1-C30 heterocyclic group,
each of L1 to L9 is independently selected from a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 cycloalkylene group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C10 heterocycloalkylene group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 cycloalkenylene group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C10 heterocycloalkenylene group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 arylene group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C60 heteroarylene group, a substituted or unsubstituted divalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, and a substituted or unsubstituted divalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group,
each of a1 to a9 is independently an integer from 0 to 5,
each of Ar1 to Ar6, R11, and R12 is independently selected from a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C60 alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2-C60 alkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2-C60 alkynyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C60 alkoxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 aryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C60 heteroaryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, and a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group,
each of b1 to b6 is independently an integer from 1 to 5,
each of n1 to n3 is independently selected from 0, 1, 2, and 3, provided that the sum of n1, n2, and n3 is 2 or greater,
each of R1 to R3 is independently selected from hydrogen, deuterium, —F, —Cl, —Br, —I, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amidino group, a hydrazino group, a hydrazono group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C60 alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2-C60 alkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C2-C60 alkynyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C60 alkoxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C3-10 cycloalkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 aryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 aryloxy group, a substituted or unsubstituted C6-C60 arylthio group, a substituted or unsubstituted C1-C60 heteroaryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, a substituted or unsubstituted monovalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group, Si(Q1)(Q2)(Q3), —N(Q1)(Q2), —B(Q1)(Q2), —C(?O)(Q1), —S(?O)2(Q1), and —P(?O)(Q1)(Q2),
each of c1 to c3 is independently an integer from 0 to 8, and
at least one substituent of the substituted C3-10 cycloalkylene group, substituted C1-C10 heterocycloalkylene group, substituted C3-C10 cycloalkenylene group, substituted C1-C10 heterocycloalkenylene group, substituted C6-C60 arylene group, substituted C1-C60 heteroarylene group, a substituted divalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, a substituted divalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group, substituted C1-C60 alkyl group, substituted C2-C60 alkenyl group, substituted C2-C60 alkynyl group, substituted C1-C60 alkoxy group, substituted C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, substituted C1-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, substituted C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, substituted C1-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, substituted C6-C60 aryl group, substituted C6-C60 aryloxy group, substituted C6-C60 arylthio group, substituted C1-C60 heteroaryl group, substituted monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, and substituted monovalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group is selected from:
deuterium, —F, —Cl, —Br, —I, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amidino group, a hydrazino group, a hydrazono group, a C1-C60 alkyl group, a C2-C60 alkenyl group, a C2-C60 alkynyl group, and a C1-C60 alkoxy group;
a C1-C60 alkyl group, a C2-C60 alkenyl group, a C2-C60 alkynyl group, and a C1-C60 alkoxy group, each substituted with at least one selected from deuterium, —F, —Cl, —Br, —I, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amidino group, a hydrazino group, a hydrazono group, a C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, a C1-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, a C1-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a C6-C60 aryl group, a C6-C60 aryloxy group, a C6-C60 arylthio group, a C1-C60 heteroaryl group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group, —Si(Q11)(Q12)(Q13), —N(Q11)(Q12), —B(Q11)(Q12), —C(?O)(Q11), —S(?O)2(Q11), and —P(?O)(Q11)(Q12);
a C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, a C1-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a C3-10 cycloalkenyl group, a C1-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a C6-C60 aryl group, a C6-C60 aryloxy group, a C6-C60 arylthio group, a C1-C60 heteroaryl group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group, a biphenyl group, and a terphenyl group;
a C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, a C1-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, a C1-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a C6-C60 aryl group, a C6-C60 aryloxy group, a C6-C60 arylthio group, a C1-C60 heteroaryl group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, and a monovalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group, each substituted with at least one selected from deuterium, —F, —Cl, —Br, —I, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amidino group, a hydrazino group, a hydrazono group, a C1-C60 alkyl group, a C2-C60 alkenyl group, a C2-C60 alkynyl group, a C1-C60 alkoxy group, a C3-10 cycloalkyl group, a C1-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, a C1-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a C6-C60 aryl group, a C6-C60 aryloxy group, a C6-C60 arylthio group, a C1-C60 heteroaryl group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group, —Si(Q21)(Q22)(Q23), —N(Q21)(Q22), —B(Q21)(Q22), —C(?O)(Q21), —S(?O)2(Q21), and —P(?O)(Q21)(Q22); and
—Si(Q31)(Q32)(Q33), —N(Q31)(Q32), —B(Q31)(Q32), —C(?O)(Q31), —S(?O)2(Q31), and —P(?O)(Q31)(Q32),
wherein each of Q1 to Q3, Q11 to Q13, Q21 to Q23, and Q31 to Q33 is independently selected from hydrogen, deuterium, —F, —Cl, —Br, —I, a hydroxyl group, a cyano group, a nitro group, an amidino group, a hydrazino group, a hydrazono group, a C1-C60 alkyl group, a C2-C60 alkenyl group, a C2-C60 alkynyl group, a C1-C60 alkoxy group, a C3-C10 cycloalkyl group, a C1-C10 heterocycloalkyl group, a C3-C10 cycloalkenyl group, a C1-C10 heterocycloalkenyl group, a C6-C60 aryl group, a C1-C60 heteroaryl group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed polycyclic group, a monovalent non-aromatic condensed heteropolycyclic group, a phenyl group, a biphenyl group, and a terphenyl group.

US Pat. No. 10,428,088

MUSCARINIC RECEPTOR AGONISTS

Heptares Therapeutics Lim...

1. A compound of the formula (1a):
or a salt thereof, wherein:
m is 1;
p is 0;
q is 0;
W is C;
Z is CH2;
Y is O;
X1 and X2 are saturated hydrocarbon groups which together contain a total of five to nine carbon atoms and which link together such that the moiety:

is selected from ring systems BA to BH below:

R1 can be H, optionally substituted C1-6 alkyl or CH2-aryl;
R2 is H;
R3 is H, OH, or an optionally substituted C1-6 non-aromatic hydrocarbon group;
R4 can be H, optionally substituted C1-5 alkyl or optionally substituted C2-5 alkynyl.

US Pat. No. 10,428,085

ASYMMETRIC BENZOTRICHALCOGENOPHENE COMPOUND AND POLYMER

NATIONAL CHIAO TUNG UNIVE...

1. An asymmetric benzotrichalcogenophene compound, having a structure of chemical formula (1):
wherein
R1 is hydrogen, —CpH2p+1, —COCqH2q+1 or —COOCrH2r+1, p is an integer of 1-20, q is an integer of 1-12, r is an integer of 1-12,
X is selected from the group consisting of sulfur, selenium, tellurium, and a combination thereof,
Y is selected from the group consisting of oxygen, sulfur, selenium, tellurium, and a combination thereof, and when X is sulfur, Y is not sulfur.

US Pat. No. 10,428,084

COMPOUND FOR ORGANIC ELECTRIC ELEMENT, ORGANIC ELECTRIC ELEMENT COMPRISING THE SAME AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE THEREOF

DUK SAN NEOLUX CO., LTD.,...

1. A compound of Formula 1 below:
wherein
X and Y are each independently O or S,
a and b are each an integer of 0 or 1, and at least one of a and b is 1,
Ar1 to Ar3 are each independently selected from the group consisting of a C6-C60 aryl group, a fluorenyl group, a C2-C60 heterocyclic group containing at least one heteroatom selected from the group consisting of O, N, S, Si, and P, C1-C60 alkyl group, a fused ring group of a C6-C60 aromatic ring and a C3-C60 aliphatic ring, and -L-N(R?)(R?),
R1 to R3 are each independently selected from the group consisting of deuterium, tritium, halogen, a C6-C60 aryl group, a fluorenyl group, a C2-C60 heterocyclic group containing at least one heteroatom selected from the group consisting of O, N, S, Si, and P, a fused ring group of a C6-C60 aromatic ring and a C3-C60 aliphatic ring, a C1-C50 alkyl group, a C2-C20 alkenyl group, a C2-C20 alkynyl group, a C1-C30 alkoxyl group, a C6-C30 aryloxyl group, and -L?-N(R?)(R?), and neighboring groups of R1, neighboring groups of R2 or neighboring groups of R3 may be optionally linked each other to form a ring when a plurality of neighboring R1 to R3 exist, l and n are each an integer of 0-4, and m is an integer of 0 or 1,
L1, L2 and L? are each independently selected from the group consisting of a single bond, a C6-C60 arylene group, a fluorenylene group, a C2-C60 heterocyclic group containing at least one heteroatom selected from O, N, S, Si, and P, a fused ring group of a C6-C60 aromatic ring and a C3-C60 aliphatic ring, and a aliphatic hydrocarbon group,
R? and R? are each independently selected from the group consisting of a C6-C60 aryl group, a fluorenyl group, a C2-C60 heterocyclic group containing at least one heteroatom selected from the group consisting of O, N, S, Si, and P, a fused ring group of a C6-C60 aromatic ring and a C3-C60 aliphatic ring, and
when Ar1 to Ar3, R1 to R3, R? and R? are each the aryl group, fluorenyl group, heterocyclic group, or fused ring group, when Ar1 to Ar3 are each the alkyl group, when R1 to R3 are each the alkyl group, alkenyl group, alkynyl group, alkoxyl group or aryloxy group, or when L1, L2 and L? are each the arylene group, fluorenylene group, heterocyclic group, or fused ring group, each of them may be optionally further substituted with one or more substituents selected from the group consisting of deuterium, halogen, a silane group substituted or unsubstituted with a C1-C20 alkyl group or a C6-C20 aryl group, a siloxane group, a boron group, a germanium group, a cyano group, a nitro group, a C1-C20 alkylthio group, a C1-C20 alkoxyl group, a C1-C20 alkyl group, a C2-C20 alkenyl group, a C2-C20 alkynyl group, a C6-C20 aryl group, a C6-C20 aryl group substituted with deuterium, a fluorenyl group, a C2-C20 heterocyclic group containing at least one heteroatom selected from the group consisting of O, N, S, Si, and P, a C3-C20 cycloalkyl group, a C7-C20 arylalkyl group, and a C8-C20 arylalkenyl group.

US Pat. No. 10,428,080

TBK/IKK INHIBITOR COMPOUNDS AND USES THEREOF

Merck Patent GmbH, Darms...

1. A compound of formula I,
or pharmaceutically acceptable derivatives, solvates, salts, hydrates, or stereoisomers thereof, wherein:
R1 is hydrogen, optionally substituted C1-6 aliphatic, optionally substituted 3-8 membered saturated or partially unsaturated carbocyclic ring, —OR, or halogen;
ring Z is pyridine, or pyrimidine;
each R2 is independently —R, halogen, —OR, —SR, —SO2R, —SOR, —C(O)R, —CO2R, —C(O)N(R)2, —NRC(O)R, —NRC(O)N(R)2, —NRSO2R, or —N(R)2;
each R3 is independently —R, halogen, —OR, —SR, —SO2R, —SOR, —C(O)R, —CO2R, —C(O)N(R)2, —NRC(O)R, —NRC(O)N(R)2, —NRSO2R, or —N(R)2;
ring A is phenyl or a 5-6-membered heteroaryl having 1, 2, or 3 nitrogens;
R4 is halogen, —SR, —SO2R, —SOR, —C(O)R, —CO2R, —C(O)N(R)2, —NRC(O)R, —NRC(O)N(R)2 or —NRSO2R;
each R5 is independently —R, halogen, —OR, —SR, —SO2R, —SOR, —C(O)R, —CO2R, —C(O)N(R)2, —NRC(O)R, —NRC(O)N(R)2, —NRSO2R, or —N(R)2;
each R is independently hydrogen, C1-6 aliphatic, C3-10 aryl, a 3-8 membered saturated or partially unsaturated carbocyclic ring, a 3-7 membered heterocylic ring having 1-4 heteroatoms independently selected from nitrogen, oxygen, or sulfur, a 5-6 membered monocyclic heteroaryl ring having 1-4 heteroatoms independently selected from nitrogen, oxygen, or sulfur; or a 6-12 membered spiro, fused, or bridged bicyclic carbocyclic or heterocyclic ring having 1-4 heteroatoms independently selected from nitrogen, oxygen, or sulfur; each of which is optionally substituted; or
two R groups on the same atom are taken together with the atom to which they are attached to form a C3-10 aryl, a 3-8 membered saturated or partially unsaturated carbocyclic ring, a 3-7 membered heterocylic ring having 1-4 heteroatoms independently selected from nitrogen, oxygen, or sulfur, or a 5-6 membered monocyclic heteroaryl ring having 1-4 heteroatoms independently selected from nitrogen, oxygen, or sulfur; each of which is optionally substituted;
n is 1 or 2;
p is 0, 1, or 2; and
q is 0, 1, or 2;
wherein the following compounds are excluded:
4-{7-[3-cyano-4-(tetrahydro-pyran-4-yloxy)-phenyl]-furo[3,2-b]pyridin-2-yl}-3-fluoro-N-(2-hydroxy-ethyl)-N-methyl-benzamide;
5-{2-[2-fluoro-4-(piperazine-1-carbonyl)-phenyl]-furo[3,2-b]pyridin-7-yl}-2-(tetrahydro-pyran-4-yloxy)-benzonitrile;
5-{2-[2-fluoro-4-(5-oxo-[1,4]diazepane-1-carbonyl)-phenyl]-furo[3,2-b]pyridin-7-yl}-2-(tetrahydro-pyran-4-yloxy)-benzonitrile;
5-{2-[2-fluoro-4-(4-hydroxy-piperidine-1-carbonyl)-phenyl]-furo[3,2-b]pyridin-7-yl}-2-(tetrahydro-pyran-4-yloxy)-benzonitrile;
5-{2-[2-fluoro-4-(morpholine-4-carbonyl)-phenyl]-furo[3,2-b]pyridin-7-yl}-2-(tetrahydro-pyran-4-yloxy)-benzonitrile;
4-{7-[3-cyano-4-(tetrahydro-pyran-4-yloxy)-phenyl]-furo[3,2-b]pyridin-2-yl}-N-(2-hydroxy-ethyl)-3-methoxy-N-methyl-benzamide;
5-{2-[4-(4-hydroxy-piperidine-1-carbonyl)-2-methoxy-phenyl]-furo[3,2-b]pyridin-7-yl}-2-(tetrahydro-pyran-4-yloxy)-benzonitrile;
4-{7-[3-cyano-4-(tetrahydro-pyran-4-yloxy)-phenyl]-furo[3,2-b]pyridin-2-yl}-3-methoxy-N,N-dimethyl-benzamide;
4-{7-[3-cyano-4-(tetrahydro-pyran-4-yloxy)-phenyl]-furo[3,2-b]pyridin-2-yl}-3-methoxy-N—(S)-piperidin-3-yl-benzamide; and
4-{7-[3-cyano-4-(tetrahydro-pyran-4-yloxy)-phenyl]-furo[3,2-b]pyridin-2-yl}-3-methoxy-N—(R)-piperidin-3-yl-benzamide.

US Pat. No. 10,428,078

COMPOUNDS

GlaxoSmithKline Intellect...

1. A compound of Formula (I-3) or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof:whereinR1 is selected from the group consisting of H, C1-3alkyl and —C(O)—C1-3alkyl; and
R2 and R3 together with the carbon to which they are attached form a 4, 5 or 6 membered saturated ring, which ring
optionally contains one heteroatom ring member selected from N or O, and
is optionally substituted with one substituent of -L-K, wherein
L is selected from the group consisting of C(O), CH2, and S(O)2, and
K is selected from the group consisting of C1-3alkyl, phenyl, and C3-6cycloalkyl;
or R1 and R2 together with the nitrogen and carbon to which they are attached form a 5-membered saturated heterocyclic ring, which ring
optionally contains one or two additional heteroatom ring member independently selected from the group consisting of N, O, C(O), S, S(O), and S(O)2, and
is optionally substituted with one or more substituents independently selected from the group consisting of OH, halo, NR1aR1b, COOH, and —Y—Rc, wherein
Y is absent or is selected from the group consisting of C(O), S(O)2, —C(O)—C(O)—, and CH2, and
Rc is selected from the group consisting of
C1-5alkyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents independently selected from the group consisting of NR2aR2b, C3-6 cycloalkyl, and —COOH,
C1-3haloalkyl,
C1-3alkoxyl,
NR3aR3b,
—(CH2)p—C(O)—O—C1-3alkyl, wherein p is 1, 2, or 3 and the —(CH2)p— is optionally substituted by one or more methyl,
—(CH2)q—C3-6 cycloalkyl wherein q is 1, 2, or 3, the cycloalkyl is optionally substituted with NR4aR4b, and the —(CH2)q— is optionally substituted by one or more methyl, and
heterocyclyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halo and NR5aR5b,
wherein R1a, R1b, R2a, R2b, R3a, R3b, R4a, R4b, R5a, and R5b are independently H or C1-3alkyl; and
R3 is H;
each occurrence of R4 is independently H or D;
X is absent or is selected from the group consisting of
—O—,
—NH—, and
—N (C1-3 alkyl)-,
n is 1 or 2; or
X is —O—CH2— bicyclo[1.1.1]pentanyl-CH2—O— and n is 0;
A is

wherein
R5 and R9 are independently H or halo,
Z? is N or CR6,
Z is N or CR8,
wherein R6 and R8 are independently selected from the group consisting of H, CN, halo, C1-3alkyl, C1-3haloalkyl, —S(O)2—C1-3alkyl and —S(O)—C1-3alkyl, and
V is CR7, wherein R7 is -Q-(CH2)m—W, wherein
Q is O, N, or CH2,
m is 0 or 1, and
W is 6 membered heteroaryl, wherein the 6 membered heteroaryl is selected from the group consisting of pyridazinyl, pyrimidinyl, pyrazinyl, and triaziny, and
wherein said heteroaryl is optionally substituted with one or more substituents independently selected from the group consisting of C1-3haloalkyl, CN, halo and C1-5alkyl.

US Pat. No. 10,428,077

IMIDAZOTHIADIAZOLE AND IMIDAZOPYRAZINE DERIVATIVES AS PROTEASE ACTIVATED RECEPTOR4 (PAR4) INHIBITORS FOR TREATING PLATELET AGGREGATION

Bristol-Myers Squibb Comp...

1. A compound of Formula I:
or a stereoisomer, tautomer, pharmaceutically acceptable salt, solvate or prodrug thereof, wherein:

W is O or S;
R1 is —CH3;
R8 and R9 are H;
R2 is H;
X1 is CH;
X2 and X4 are each CH;
X3 is CR3;
R3 is OCH3;
R4 and R5 are independently selected from H and C1-C6 alkyl, or R4 and R5 can be taken together with the carbon to which they are attached to form a C3-C7 cycloalkyl ring;

R6 is selected from the group consisting of:
a) phenyl substituted by 0 to 3 groups independently selected from the group consisting of chloro, —CF3, cyano, —OCH3, —OCF3, —SO2CH3 and (C?O)N(CH3)2;
b) pyridinyl or pyrimidinyl substituted by 0 to 3 groups independently selected from the group consisting of fluoro, chloro, —CH3 and —OCH3; and
c) piperidinyl, morpholinyl or thiomorpholinyl substituted by 0 to 3 groups independently selected from the group consisting of fluoro, OH, —CH3 and —NH2; and
R7 is selected from the group consisting of H, and —CH3.

US Pat. No. 10,428,076

SOLUBLE GUANYLATE CYCLASE STIMULATORS

1. A method for treating a condition selected from cardiovascular disease, endothelial dysfunction, diastolic dysfunction, atherosclerosis, hypertension, heart failure, pulmonary hypertension, angina pectoris, thrombosis, restenosis, myocardial infarction, stroke, cardiac insufficiency, fibrosis, pulmonary hypertonia, erectile dysfunction, asthma, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), chronic kidney disease, cystic fibrosis, sickle cell anemia, scleroderma, Raynaud's Syndrome, diabetes, diabetic retinopathy, cirrhosis of the liver, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), acute lung injury, pulmonary fibrosis, or interstitial lung disease, comprising administering a therapeutically effective amount of a compound of the Formula (I)
wherein:
X is C(H) or N;
each R1 is independently halo, hydroxy, C1-C3 alkyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl or —O—C1-C3 alkyl;
R2 is:
(a.) C1-C6 alkyl, wherein said C1-C6 alkyl of R2 is unsubstituted or substituted by 1 to 6 moieties independently selected from fluoro or —O—C1-C3 alkyl;
(b.) ring C2, wherein ring C2 is:
(i.) C3-C12 cycloalkyl;
(ii.) phenyl;
(iii.) a 5- or 6-membered monocyclic heteroaryl containing 1 to 2 heteroatoms selected from N, O, or S; or
(iv.) a 5- or 6-membered monocyclic heterocyclyl containing 1 to 2 heteroatoms selected from N, O, or S:
wherein ring C2 is unsubstituted or substituted by 1 to 3 moieties independently selected from halo, cyano, C1-C3 alkyl, —O—C1-C3 alkyl, or oxo;
R4 is C1-C6 alkyl, CF3, or C3-C6 cycloalkyl;
ring C3 is:
(a.) phenyl;
(b.) a 5- or 6-membered monocyclic heteroaryl or a 9- to 10-membered bicyclic heteroaryl containing 1 to 3 heteroatoms selected from N, O, or S;
(c.) a 5- or 6-membered monocyclic heterocyclyl containing 1 to 3 heteroatoms selected from N, O, or S; or
(d.) C3-C6 cycloalkyl;
each Ra is independently selected from halo, cyano, C1-C3 alkyl, —O—C1-C3 alkyl, oxo, or hydroxy;
Y is:
(a.) a bond;
(b.) a group of the formula

wherein RY1 and RY2 are independently H, C1-C3 alkyl, hydroxy, fluoro, C1-C3 hydroxyalkyl, or amino; or alternatively RY1 and RY2, together with the carbon atom to which they are attached form a C3-C6 cycloalkyl;
RY3 and RY4 are independently H, C1-C3 alkyl, hydroxy, fluoro, or C1-C3 hydroxyalkyl; or alternatively RY3 and RY4, together with the carbon atom to which they are attached form a C3-C6 cycloalkyl;
(c.) a group of the formula

(d.) ring AH, wherein ring AH is C3-C6 cycloalkyl or phenyl, wherein ring AH is unsubstituted or substituted by 1 to 3 moieties independently selected from halo or C1-C3alkyl;
(e.) a group —CH?CH—; or
(f.) a group

Z is:
(a.) —CO2H; (b.) —C(O)N(H)OH;

 (f.) —SO3H; (g.) —P(?O)(OH)2; or (h.) —C(O)N(H)S(O)2CH3;
the subscript m is 0, 1, or 2;
the subscript p is 0, 1, 2, or 3;
the subscript q is 0 or 1;
the subscript r1 is 0, 1, 2, 3, or 4; and
the subscript r2 is 0 or 1,or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, to a patient in need thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,428,075

COELENTERAZINE ANALOGUES

PROMEGA CORPORATION, Mad...

1. A method for in vivo bioluminescent imaging, the method comprising:contacting a live cell with a compound of Formula I or Formula II:

wherein R5 and R5a are hydrogen;
R6 and R6a are aryl optionally substituted with 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, hydroxy, cyano, nitro, amino, alkylamino, dialkylamino, acyl amino, aminoalkyl, alkyl, fluoroalkyl, alkoxyfluoroalkyl, fluoroalkoxy, alkenyl, alkynyl, haloalkyl, haloalkoxy, heteroalkyl, alkoxy, sulfonylamino, sulfonyl, alkylsulfonyl, amide, carbamate, silyl, substituted silyl, acyl, or aminosulfonyl;
R8 and R8a are optionally substituted aryl, heteroaryl, alkyl substituted with aryl, or alkyl substituted with heteroaryl;
Rx is halogen, hydroxy, cyano, nitro, amino, alkylamino, dialkylamino, alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, alkoxy, or heteroalkyl; and
p is 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5;
provided that the following compounds are excluded from formula (I): 8-benzyl-2-(furan-2-ylmethyl)-6-phenylimidazo[1,2-a]pyrazin-3(7H)-one; and
8-benzyl-2-(furan-2-ylmethyl)-6-(4-hydroxyphenyl)imidazo[1,2-a]pyrazin-3(7H)-one; and
Rx is not 4-hydroxy when p is 1, R5a is not hydrogen, or R8a is not benzyl, or any combination thereof;
and
detecting luminescence; wherein the live cell expresses a coelenterazine-utilizing luciferase.

US Pat. No. 10,428,074

PYRROLE HETEROARYL RING DERIVATIVE AND METHOD OF USE THEREOF

Jiangsu Hengrui Medicine ...

4. A process for preparing (3aR,5S,6aS)-N-(3-methoxyl- 1,2,4-thiadiazol-5-yl)-5-(methyl(7H-pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidin-4-yl)amino)hexahydrocyclopenta[c]pyrrole-2(1H)-carboxamide:or a tautomer, mesomer, racemate, enantiomer, diastereomer, or mixture thereof, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof according to claim 1, the process comprising reacting a compound of formula (I), or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, with compound 34c to obtain (3aR,5S,6aS)-N-(3-methoxyl-1,2,4-thiadiazol-5-yl)-5-(methyl(7H-pyrrolo[2,3-d]pyrimidin-4-yl)amino)hexahydrocyclopenta[c]pyrrole-2(1H)-carboxamide:or the tautomer, mesomer, racemate, enantiomer, diastereomer, or mixture thereof, or the pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof,wherein:
R2 is methyl;
A is nitrogen;
L is a bond;
each of R, R1, R3, R4, R5, R6, R7, R8, R9, R10, R11, R12, R13, R14 is hydrogen; and
each of p, q, s, and t is 1.

US Pat. No. 10,428,072

INHIBITING THE TRANSIENT RECEPTOR POTENTIAL A1 ION CHANNEL

Eli Lilly and Company, I...

1. A compound of the Formula (I) or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof:
wherein:
R1 is H, C1-C6 alkyl, C2-C6 alkenyl, or C2-C6 alkynyl;
R2 is H, C1-C6 alkyl, C2-C6 alkenyl, or C2-C6 alkynyl, optionally substituted with one or more R5 groups;
R3 is H, C1-C6 alkyl, C2-C6 alkenyl, or C2-C6 alkynyl;
R4 is halo, hydroxy, alkoxy, thiol, alkylthio, amino, alkylamino, dialkylamino, cyano, nitro, amido, alkylamido, dialkylamido, thioyl, sulfonyl, cyclyl, heterocyclyl, aryl, or heteroaryl, optionally substituted at one or more positions with 1-4 R6 groups;
R5 is independently H, halogen, alkyl, aralkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, hydroxy, amino, amido, phosphonate, carboxyl, ether, alkylthio, haloalkyl, and cyano; and
R6 is independently H, halogen, alkyl, aralkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, cycloalkyl, hydroxy, amino, nitro, sulfhydryl, imino, amido, phosphate, phosphonate, phosphinate, carbonyl, carboxyl, silyl, ether, alkylthio, sulfonyl, ketone, aldehyde, ester, heterocycle, an aromatic or heteroaromatic ring, haloalkyl, and cyano.

US Pat. No. 10,428,069

6-FUSED HETEROARYLDIHYDROPYRIMIDINES FOR THE TREATMENT AND PROPHYLAXIS OF HEPATITIS B VIRUS INFECTION

Hoffmann-La Roche Inc., ...

1. A compound of formula (I)whereinR1 is hydrogen, halogen or C1-6alkyl;
R2 is hydrogen or halogen;
R3 is hydrogen or halogen;
R4 is C1-6alkyl;
R5 is hydrogen or carboxy;
R6 is hydrogen, C1-6alkoxycarbonyl or carboxy-CmH2m—;
X is carbonyl or sulfonyl;
Y is —CH2—, —O— or —N(R7)—, wherein R7 is hydrogen, C1-6alkyl, C3-7cycloalkyl, C1-6alkoxycarbonyl-CmH2m—, —CmH2m—COOH, —(C1-6alkoxy)C1-6alkyl-COOH, —C1-6alkyl-O—C1-6alkyl-COOH, —C3-7cycloalkyl-CmH2m—COOH, —CmH2m—C3-7cycloalkyl-COOH, hydroxy-CmH2m—, carboxyspiro[3.3]heptyl or carboxyphenyl-CmH2m—;
W is —CH2—, —C(C1-6alkyl)2-, —O— or carbonyl;
n is 0 or 1; and
m is 0-7;
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salts or enantiomer thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,428,068

FUSED AMINO PYRIDINE AS HSP90 INHIBITORS

Curis, Inc., Lexington, ...

1. A method of treating an inflammatory disease or immune system disorder in a subject in need thereof, the method comprising administering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount of a compound represented by formula I:or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, prodrug or solvate thereof, wherein;U is CH;
W is hydrogen, halogen, amino, hydroxy, thiol, alkyl, substituted alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted alkoxy, substituted or unsubstituted alkylamino, substituted or unsubstituted dialkylamino, substituted or unsubstituted alkylthio, substituted or unsubstituted alkylsulfonyl, CF3, NO2, CN, N3, sulfonyl, acyl, aryl, substituted aryl, heteroaryl, substituted heteroaryl, heterocyclic, substituted heterocyclic, cycloalkyl, or substituted cycloalkyl;
X is absent, O, S, S(O), S(O)2, N(R8), C(O), CF2, C(R8) or C2-C6 alkyl, C2-C6 alkenyl, C2-C6 alkynyl in which one or more methylene can be interrupted or terminated by O, S, SO, SO2, N(R8), C(O), where R8is hydrogen, acyl, aliphatic or substituted aliphatic;
Y is independently hydrogen, halogen, NO2, CN, or lower alkyl;
Z is amino, substituted or unsubstituted alkylamino, substituted or unsubstituted dialkylamino, substituted or unsubstituted alkylcarbonylamino;
Q is aryl, substituted aryl, heteroaryl, substituted heteroaryl, cycloalkyl, or heterocycloalkyl;V is hydrogen, straight- or branched-, substituted or unsubstituted alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted alkenyl, substituted or unsubstituted alkynyl, which one or more methylenes can be interrupted or terminated by O, S, S(O), SO2, N(R8), C(O), substituted or unsubstituted aryl, substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryl, substituted or unsubstituted heterocyclic; substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkyl; where R8is hydrogen, acyl, aliphatic or substituted aliphatic, wherein said inflammatory disease or immune system disorder is selected from rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, juvenile chronic arthritis, graft versus host disease, psoriasis, asthma, spondyloarthropathy, Crohn's Disease, inflammatory bowel disease, colitis ulcerosa, alcoholic hepatitis, Sjoeqrens's syndrome, multiple sclerosis, ankylosing spondylitis, membranous qlomerulopathy, discogenic pain and systemic lupus erythematosus.

US Pat. No. 10,428,064

FUSED-TRICYCLIC INHIBITORS OF KRAS AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

Araxes Pharma LLC, San D...

1. A compound having the following structure (I?a):or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, stereoisomer or prodrug thereof, wherein:A is a carbocyclic, heterocyclic or heteroaryl ring;
G1 and G2 are each independently N or CH;
L1 is a bond or NR5;
L2 is a bond or alkylene;
R1 is aryl or heteroaryl;
R2a, R2b and R2c are each independently H, amino, halo, hydroxyl, cyano, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 alkylaminyl, C1-C6 haloalkyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, C1-C6 haloalkoxy; C3-C8 cycloalkyl, heterocyclylalkyl, C2-C6 alkynyl, C2-C6 alkenyl, aminylalkyl, alkylaminylalkyl, cyanoalkyl, carboxyalkyl, aminylcarbonylalkyl, aminylcarbonyl, heteroaryl or aryl;
R3a and R3b are, at each occurrence, independently H, —OH, —NH2, —CO2H, halo, cyano, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 haloalkyl, C1-C6 haloalkoxy, C3-C8 cycloalkyl, heterocyclylalkyl, C2-C6 alkynyl, hydroxylalkyl, alkoxyalkyl, aminylalkyl, alkylaminylalkyl, cyanoalkyl, carboxyalkyl, aminylcarbonylalkyl or aminylcarbonyl; or R3a and R3b join to form a carbocyclic or heterocyclic ring; or R3a is H, —OH, —NH2, —CO2H, halo, cyano, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 haloalkyl, C1-C6 haloalkoxy, C3-C8 cycloalkyl, heterocyclylalkyl, C2-C6 alkynyl, hydroxylalkyl, alkoxyalkyl, aminylalkyl, alkylaminylalkyl, cyanoalkyl, carboxyalkyl, aminylcarbonylalkyl or aminylcarbonyl, and R3b joins with R4b to form a carbocyclic or heterocyclic ring;
R4a and R4b are, at each occurrence, independently H, —OH, —NH2, —CO2H, halo, cyano, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 haloalkyl, C1-C6 haloalkoxy, C3-C8 cycloalkyl, heterocyclylalkyl, C2-C6 alkynyl, hydroxylalkyl, alkoxyalkyl, aminylalkyl, alkylaminylalkyl, cyanoalkyl, carboxyalkyl, aminylcarbonylalkyl or aminylcarbonyl; or R4a and R4b join to form a carbocyclic or heterocyclic ring; or R4a is H, —OH, —NH2, —CO2H, halo, cyano, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 haloalkyl, C1-C6 haloalkoxy, C3-C8 cycloalkyl, heterocyclylalkyl, C2-C6 alkynyl, hydroxylalkyl, alkoxyalkyl, aminylalkyl, alkylaminylalkyl, cyanoalkyl, carboxyalkyl, aminylcarbonylalkyl or aminylcarbonyl, and R4b joins with R3b to form a carbocyclic or heterocyclic ring;
R5 is, at each occurrence, independently H, C1-C6 alkyl, C3-C8 cycloalkyl or heterocycloalkyl;
m1 and m2 are each independently 1, 2 or 3;
represents a double or triple bond;
Q is —C(?O)—, —C(?NR8?)—, NR8C(?O)—, —S(?O)2— or NR8S(?O)2;
R8 is H, C1-C6 alkyl, hydroxylalkyl aminoalkyl, alkoxyalkyl, aminylalkyl, alkylaminylalkyl, cyanoalkyl, carboxyalkyl, aminylcarbonylalkyl, C3-C8 cycloalkyl or heterocycloalkyl;
R8? is H, —OH, —CN or C1-C6 alkyl;
when is a double bond then R9 and R10 are each independently H, halo, cyano, carboxyl, C1-C6 alkyl, alkoxycarbonyl, aminylalkyl, alkylaminylalkyl, aryl, heterocyclyl, heterocyclylalkyl, heteroaryl or hydroxylalkyl, or R9 and R10 join to form a carbocyclic, heterocyclic or heteroaryl ring; and
when is a triple bond then R9 is absent and R10 is H, C1-C6, alkyl, aminylalkyl, alkylaminylalkyl or hydroxylalkyl.

US Pat. No. 10,428,063

4H-PYRROLO[3,2-C]PYRIDIN-4-ONE DERIVATIVES

Bayer Pharma Aktiengesell...

1. A compound of formula (I)
wherein:
R1 is hydrogen, C1-C6-alkyl or C1-C6-haloalkyl;
R2 is hydrogen, C1-C6-alkyl or C1-C6-haloalkyl;
or
R1 and R2 are taken together with the carbon atom to which they are attached to form a 3- to 6-membered cycloalkyl ring;
R3 is hydrogen, C1-C4-alkyl, C1-C4-haloalkyl, R11—C(O)—, R11O—C(O)— or phenyl-C1-C3-alkyl-,
wherein said phenyl group is optionally independently substituted, one or more times, with R5;
R4 is hydrogen, C1-C4-alkyl or C1-C4-alkoxy-C2-C4-alkyl-;
RA is hydrogen, hydroxy or C1-C4-alkyl;
RB is hydrogen;
or
RB and R2 are taken together to form an additional bond;
A is a group selected from the group consisting of:

wherein * indicates the point of attachment of said group with the rest of the molecule, and said group is optionally independently substituted, one or more times, with R5;
R5 is hydroxy, halogen, cyano, C1-C4-alkyl, C1-C4-alkoxy, C1-C4-haloalkyl or C1-C4-haloalkoxy;
E is a group selected from the group consisting of:

wherein * indicates the point of attachment of said group with the rest of the molecule;
R6 and R7 are independently hydrogen, halogen, hydroxy, cyano, C1-C4-alkyl, C1-C6-alkoxy, C3-C6-cycloalkyl, or C3-C6-halocycloalkyl,
wherein said C1-C6-alkoxy is optionally independently substituted one, two or three times, with halogen or is optionally substituted one time with hydroxy, C1-C4-alkoxy, R9R10N—, C3-C6-cycloalkyl, 5- to 6-membered heterocycloalkyl or phenyl, which is optionally independently substituted, one or more times, with R5;
each R8 is independently halogen, hydroxy, nitro, cyano, C1-C4-alkyl, C1-C4-haloalkyl, C1-C6-alkoxy, C3-C6-cycloalkyl, or C3-C6-halocycloalkyl,
wherein said C1-C6-alkoxy is optionally independently substituted one, two or three times, with halogen and is optionally substituted one time with hydroxy, C1-C4-alkoxy, R9R10N—, C3-C6-cycloalkyl, 4- to 7-membered heterocycloalkyl or phenyl, which is optionally independently substituted one or more times, with R5;
each R9 and R10is independently hydrogen, C1-C4-alkyl, C3-C6-cycloalkyl, C1-C4-haloalkyl, C3-C6-halocycloalkyl or phenyl,
wherein said phenyl group is optionally independently substituted, one or more times, with R5;
or
R9 and R10are taken together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached to form a 3- to 6-membered nitrogen containing heterocyclic ring, optionally containing one additional heteroatom or heteroatom containing group selected from the group consisting of O, NH, and S, and which is optionally independently substituted, one or more times, with R5;
each R11 is independently C1-C4-alkyl, C3-C6-cycloalkyl, C1-C4-haloalkyl or C3-C6-halocycloalkyl;
m is 0, 1, 2, or 3; and
n is 0, 1, or 2,
or an N-oxide, a salt, a tautomer or a stereoisomer of said compound, or a salt of said N-oxide, tautomer or stereoisomer.

US Pat. No. 10,428,061

AUTOTAXIN INHIBITORS

Cancer Research Technolog...

1. A method of treating a cancer selected from lung, colon, breast, ovarian, prostate, liver, pancreas, brain, bladder, kidney, bone, nerve and skin cancer in a patient in need of such treatment, said method comprising administering to said patient a therapeutically effective amount of a compound, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, having the structural formula (I) shown below:
wherein:
R1 and R2 are independently selected from H, (1-8C)alkyl, (4-7C)cycloalkyl, 4-7 membered heterocyclyl, 5-6 membered heteroaryl, —S(O)yRa or C(O)Ra, wherein Ra is selected from H, (1-4C)alkyl or (1-4C)alkoxy, y is 0, 1 or 2, and wherein any (1-8C)alkyl, (4-7C)cycloalkyl, 4-7 membered heterocyclyl or 5-6 membered heteroaryl is optionally substituted by one or more substituents selected from oxo, (1-4C)alkyl, halo, cyano, nitro, hydroxyl, amino, (1-4C)haloalkyl, (1-4C)alkoxy, (1-4C)haloalkoxy, carboxyl, carbamoyl, sulphamoyl, NRbRc, ORb, C(O)Rb, C(O)ORb, OC(O)Rb, C(O)N(Rb)Rc, N(Rb)C(O)Rc, S(O)yRb (where y is 0, 1 or 2), SO2N(Rb)Rc, N(Rb)SO2Rc or (CH2)zNRbRc (where z is 1, 2 or 3), (4-6C)heterocycyl, 6 membered aryl or 5 or 6 membered heteroaryl, wherein Rb and Rc are each independently selected from H or (1-4C)alkyl; or
R1 and R2 are linked such that, together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached, they form a 4 to 10 membered mono or bicyclic heterocyclic ring which is optionally substituted by one or more substituents selected from oxo, (1-4C)alkyl, halo, cyano, nitro, hydroxyl, amino, (1-4C)haloalkyl, (1-4C)alkoxy, (1-4C)haloalkoxy, carboxyl, carbamoyl, sulphamoyl, NRdRe, ORd, C(O)Rd, C(O)ORd, OC(O)Rd, C(O)N(Re)Rd, N(Re)C(O)Rd, S(O)yRd (where y is 0, 1 or 2), SO2N(Re)Rd, N(Re)SO2Rd or (CH2)zNRdRe (where z is 1, 2 or 3), (4-6C)heterocycyl, 6 membered aryl or 5 or 6 membered heteroaryl, wherein Rd and Re are each independently selected from H or (1-4C)alkyl;
L is a (1-3C)alkylene optionally substituted by fluoro, (1-2C)alkyl or oxo;
R4a, R4b, R4c and R4d are each independently selected from H, halo, (1-2C)alkyl, cyano, nitro, hydroxyl, amino, (1-2C)haloalkyl, (1-2C)alkoxy, or (1-2C)haloalkoxy;
A is C(?X) or CRfRg;
wherein X is O, NH or S; and
Rf and Rg are independently selected from H or (1-2C)alkyl;
Q is selected from —NH—S(O)y—, —S(O)y—NH—, —C(O)NRh—, —NRhC(O)—, —NRh—S(O)(NH)—, —S(O)(NH)—NRh—, —C(O)O—, —OC(O)—, —CH2CH2—, —CH2NRh— or —NRhCH2—, wherein y is 0, 1 or 2 and Rh is selected from H or (1-2C)alkyl;
HET is a 5 or 6 membered nitrogen containing heteroaryl optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from H, (1-4C)alkyl, halo, cyano, nitro, hydroxyl, amino, (1-4C)haloalkyl, (1-4C)alkoxy, (1-4C)haloalkoxy, carboxyl, carbamoyl, amido or sulphamoyl;
W is either a group of the formula:
-Q1-Ri—
wherein:
Q1 is attached to HET and is —C(O)— or —CH2—; and
Ri is attached to R3 and is selected from —CHRj—, —NRj—, or —O—, wherein Rj is selected from H or (1-2C)alkyl;
or W is a group of the formula:
—Rk-Q2-
wherein:
Q2 is attached to R3 and is selected from —C(O)— or —CH2—; and
Rk is attached to HET and is selected from CHR1, NR1, O or S(O)y, wherein y is 0, 1 or 2 and R1 is H or (1-4C)alkyl;
R3 is selected from (1-6C)alkyl, phenyl, (4-8C)carbocyclyl, heteroaryl or heterocyclyl, each of which is optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from (1-4C)alkyl, halo, (1-4C)haloalkyl, (1-4C)alkoxy, (1-4C)haloalkoxy, (3-6C)cycloalkyl, (3-6C)cycloalkyl(1-2C)alkyl, (2-4C)alkenyl or (2-4C)alkynyl.

US Pat. No. 10,428,060

PI-KINASE INHIBITORS WITH ANTI-INFECTIVE ACTIVITY

The Board of Trustees of ...

1. A compound of the formula (XXI)
wherein:
R2 is alkoxy or substituted alkoxy;
R3 is hydrogen, lower alkyl or substituted lower alkyl;
Y3 is CH;
Z2 is absent;
R1 is aryl, substituted aryl, alkyl, substituted alkyl, cycloalkyl, substituted cycloalkyl, heterocycle or substituted heterocycle; and
R4 is selected from alkyl, substituted alkyl, cycloalkyl, substituted cycloalkyl, alkyl-cycloalkyl, substituted alkyl-cycloalkyl, alkyl-aryl, substituted alkyl-aryl, aryl, substituted aryl, heterocycle, substituted heterocycle, alkyl-heterocycle and substituted alkyl-heterocycle, wherein the substituted alkyl, the substituted cycloalkyl, and the substituted alkyl-cycloalkyl are not substituted with an oxo or a thioketo;
or a prodrug thereof, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,428,059

COMPOUNDS AND METHODS OF TREATING OR AMELIORATING AN IL-1R-MEDIATED DISEASE OR DISORDER USING SAME

Drexel University, Phila...

1. A method of relieving or improving an IL-1R-mediated disease or disorder in a mammal, wherein the IL-1R-mediated disease or disorder is scleroderma or systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus), the method comprising administering to the mammal a therapeutically effective amount of at least one compound, or a salt, tautomer or solvate thereof, wherein the at least one compound is a compound of formula (XI):
wherein in (XI):
each occurrence of R1 is independently selected from the group consisting of H and methyl;
R2 is O or —NH; and
R3 is optionally substituted phenyl or naphthyl.

US Pat. No. 10,428,055

SUBSTITUTED PIPERIDINES HAVING GPR119 AGONISTIC ACTIVITY

DONG-A ST CO., LTD., (KR...

9. A pharmaceutical composition comprising as an effective component the compound of claim 1, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or stereoisomer thereof, and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier or excipient.

US Pat. No. 10,428,054

KYNURENINE-3-MONOOXYGENASE INHIBITORS, PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS, AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

CHDI Foundation, Inc., N...

1. A method of treating a condition or disorder mediated by Kynurenine 3-mono-oxygenase activity in a subject in need of such a treatment, wherein the method comprises administering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount of at least one compound of formula:or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, whereinR1 is 1,3-benzothiazol-2-yl, 2-methyl-1,3-benzothiazol-6-yl, 8-chloroquinoxalin-6-yl, 8-chloroquinolin-6-yl, 7-chloro-2-methyl-1-benzofuran-5-yl, 7-chloro-1-benzofuran-5-yl, 8-chloroisoquinolin-6-yl, 5-chloroquinazolin-7-yl, 8-chloroquinazolin-6-yl, 8-chlorocinnolin-6-yl, 4-chlorobenzo[d]oxazol-6-yl, 4-chloro-2-methylbenzo[d]oxazol-6-yl, 4-chloro-1H-benzo[d]imidazol-6-yl, 7-chlorobenzo[d]oxazol-5-yl, 7-chloro-2-methylbenzo[d]oxazol-5-yl, 7-chlorobenzo[d]thiazol-5-yl, 7-chloro-2-methylbenzo[d]thiazol-5-yl, 7-chloro-1H-indol-5-yl, 7-chloro-1H-indazol-5-yl, 7-chloro-1-methyl-1H-indazol-5-yl, 7-chlorobenzo[d]isoxazol-5-yl, 7-chloro-1-methyl-1H-indol-5-yl, or 7-chlorobenzofuran-5-yl;
X is —CR2R3—;
R2 and R3 are independently chosen from hydrogen, optionally substituted amino, hydroxyl, lower alkoxy, and optionally substituted lower alkyl;
L is —C(O)O—;
R5 is hydrogen; and
R6 and R7 are independently chosen from hydrogen, halo, optionally substituted amino, hydroxyl, lower alkoxy, and optionally substituted lower alkyl; and
wherein the condition or disorder is Huntington's Disease, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, dystonia, multiple sclerosis, stroke, cerebral ischemia, AIDS-dementia complex, or AIDS-induced encephalopathy.

US Pat. No. 10,428,052

PROCESS FOR PREPARING LIFITEGRAST AND INTERMEDIATES THEREOF

ScinoPharm Taiwan, Ltd., ...

1. A process for preparing the compound of Formula I:
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof; the process comprising:
a) contacting the compound of Formula II

with a first activating reagent in a first activating solvent to provide an activated intermediate of Formula IIa
andcontacting the activated intermediate of Formula IIa with a compound of Formula III or III?

in a first coupling solvent to provide a compound of Formula IV
andb) contacting the compound of Formula IV with a second activating reagent in a second activating solvent to provide an activated intermediate of Formula IVa
andcontacting the activated intermediate of Formula IVa with a compound of Formula V or V?

in a second coupling solvent to provide a compound of Formula I;wherein AG1 and AG2 are each independently Cl or an activated hydroxyl moiety and X? is Cl? Br?, I? or CF3C(O)O?.

US Pat. No. 10,428,051

SUBSTITUTED AMIDE DERIVATIVES HAVING MULTIMODAL ACTIVITY AGAINST PAIN

ESTEVE PHARMACEUTICALS, S...

1. A compound of general Formula (I):
wherein
m is 1 or 2;
n is 0, 1 or 2;
p is 0, 1 or 2;
W is nitrogen or carbon;
X is a bond, —C(RxRx?)—, C?O, —C(O)O— or —O—;
wherein Rx is selected from the group consisting of halogen, —OR15, substituted or unsubstituted C1-6 alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted C2-6 alkenyl and substituted or unsubstituted C2-6 alkynyl;
Rx?is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, halogen, substituted or unsubstituted C1-6 alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted C2-6 alkenyl and substituted or unsubstituted C2-6 alkynyl;
R15 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, substituted or unsubstituted C1-6 alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted C2-6 alkenyl and substituted or unsubstituted C2-6 alkynyl;
R1 is selected from the group consisting of substituted or unsubstituted C1-6 alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted C2-6 alkenyl, substituted or unsubstituted C2-6 alkynyl, substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted aryl and substituted or unsubstituted heterocyclyl;
wherein the cycloalkyl, aryl or heterocyclyl in R1 if substituted, is substituted with one or more substituent/s selected from the group consisting of halogen, —R11, —OR11, —NO2, —NR11R11??, NR11C(O)R11?, —NR11S(O)2R11?, —S(O)2NR11R11?, —NR11C(O)NR11?R11?, —SR11, —S(O)R11, S(O)2R11, —CN, haloalkyl, haloalkoxy, —C(O)OR11, —C(O)NR11R11?, —NR11S(O)2NR11?R11? and C(CH3)2OR11;
and wherein the cycloalkyl or non-aromatic heterocyclyl in R1, if substituted, may also be substituted with

 or ?O;
wherein the alkyl, alkenyl or alkynyl in R1, if substituted, is substituted with one or more substituent/s selected from the group consisting of —OR11, halogen, —CN, haloalkyl, haloalkoxy, —SR11, —S(O)R11, and —S(O)2R11;
wherein R11, R11? and R11? are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, unsubstituted C1-6 alkyl, unsubstituted C2-6 alkenyl and unsubstituted C2-6 alkynyl;
and wherein R11?? is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, unsubstituted C1-6 alkyl, unsubstituted C2-6 alkenyl, unsubstituted C2-6 alkynyl and -Boc;
R2 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, substituted or unsubstituted C1-6 alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted C2-6 alkenyl, substituted or unsubstituted C2-6 alkynyl, substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted aryl and substituted or unsubstituted heterocyclyl;
wherein the cycloalkyl, aryl or heterocyclyl in R2, if substituted, is substituted with one or more substituent/s selected from the group consisting of halogen, —R12, —OR12, —NO2, —NR12R12??, NR12C(O)R12?, —NR12S(O)2R12?, —S(O)2NR12R12?, —NR12C(O)NR12?R12?, —SR12, —S(O)R12, S(O)2R12, —CN, haloalkyl, haloalkoxy, —C(O)OR12, —C(O)NR12R12?, —NR12S(O)2NR12?R12? and C(CH3)2OR12;
and wherein the cycloalkyl or non-aromatic heterocyclyl in R2, if substituted, may also be substituted with

 or ?O;
wherein the alkyl, alkenyl or alkynyl in R2, if substituted, is substituted with one or more substituent/s selected from the group consisting of —OR12, halogen, —CN, haloalkyl, haloalkoxy, —SR12, —S(O)R12, and —S(O)2R12;
wherein R12, R12? and R12? are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, unsubstituted C1-6 alkyl, unsubstituted C2-6 alkenyl and unsubstituted C2-6 alkynyl;
and wherein R12?? is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, unsubstituted C1-6 alkyl, unsubstituted C2-6 alkenyl, unsubstituted C2-6 alkynyl and -Boc;
R3 is selected from the group consisting of substituted or unsubstituted C1-6 alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted C2-6 alkenyl, substituted or unsubstituted C2-6 alkynyl, substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted aryl, substituted or unsubstituted heterocyclyl, —NR9R9? and —CH2OR9;
wherein R9 and R9? are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, substituted or unsubstituted C1-6 alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted C2-6 alkenyl, substituted or unsubstituted C2-6 alkynyl, substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted aryl and substituted or unsubstituted heterocyclyl;
R4 and R4? are independently selected from the group consisting of substituted or unsubstituted C1-6 alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted C2-6 alkenyl and substituted or unsubstituted C2-6 alkynyl,
or R4 and R4? together with the carbon atom to which they are attached, form a cycle of Formula (A) (with “?” marking the carbon atom to which R4 and R4? are attached):

wherein
q is 0 or 1;
r is 0, 1 or 2;
Y is —CH2—, —N(Ry)—, —S— or —O—;
R8 and R8? are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, substituted or unsubstituted C1-6 alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted C2-6 alkenyl and substituted or unsubstituted C2-6 alkynyl;
or R8 and R8? together with the carbon atom to which they are attached, form a C3-6 cycloalkyl;
Ry is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, substituted or unsubstituted C1-6 alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted C2-6 alkenyl and substituted or unsubstituted C2-6 alkynyl;
R5 and R5? are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, substituted or unsubstituted C1-6 alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted C2-6 alkenyl, substituted or unsubstituted C2-6 alkynyl, —CH2OR10 and —C(O)OR10;
wherein R10 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, substituted or unsubstituted C1-6 alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted C2-6 alkenyl and substituted or unsubstituted C2-6 alkynyl;
R6 and R6? are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, substituted or unsubstituted C1-6 alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted C2-6 alkenyl and substituted or unsubstituted C2-6 alkynyl;
R7 and R7? are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, substituted or unsubstituted C1-6 alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted C2-6 alkenyl and substituted or unsubstituted C2-6 alkynyl;
and wherein

 is selected from

wherein
the alkyl, alkenyl or alkynyl, other than those defined in R1 or R2, if substituted, is substituted with one or more substituent/s selected from the group consisting of —OR13, halogen, —CN, haloalkyl, haloalkoxy, —SR13, —S(O)R13, and —S(O)2R13;
wherein R13 is selected from hydrogen, unsubstituted C1-6 alkyl, unsubstituted C2-6 alkenyl, and unsubstituted C2-6 alkynyl;
the aryl, heterocyclyl or cycloalkyl other than those defined in R1 or R2, if substituted, is substituted with one or more substituent/s selected from the group consisting of halogen, —R14, —OR14, —NO2, —NR14R14??, NR14C(O)R14?, —NR14S(O)2R14?, —S(O)2NR14R14?, —NR14C(O)NR14?R14?, —SR14, —S(O)R14, S(O)2R14, —CN, haloalkyl, haloalkoxy, —C(O)OR14, —C(O)NR14R14?, —NR14S(O)2NR14?R14? and C(CH3)2OR14;
and wherein the cycloalkyl or non-aromatic heterocyclyl, other than those defined in R1 or R2, if substituted, may also be substituted with

 or ?O;
wherein R14, R14? and R14? are independently selected from hydrogen, unsubstituted C1-6 alkyl, unsubstituted C2-6 alkenyl, unsubstituted C2-6 alkynyl, unsubstituted aryl, unsubstituted cycloalkyl and unsubstituted heterocyclyl;
and wherein R14?? is selected from hydrogen, unsubstituted C1-6 alkyl, unsubstituted C2-6 alkenyl, unsubstituted C2-6 alkynyl and -Boc;
optionally as a stereoisomer, a racemate or a mixture of at least two stereoisomers, in any mixing ratio, or a corresponding salt thereof, or a corresponding solvate thereof;
with the provisos that:
—[CR5R5?]m—X—(CR6R6?)n—R2 is not unsubstituted methyl;
or
R1 is neither an unsubstituted nor an N-alkyl-substituted compound of the following formula:

US Pat. No. 10,428,044

3-AMINO-1,5,6,7-TETRAHYDRO-4H-INDOL-4-ONES

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1. A compound of formula (I)
wherein:
R1 is hydrogen, C1-C4-alkyl, C1-C4-haloalkyl, C3-C6-cycloalkyl, or phenyl,
wherein said phenyl is optionally independently substituted, one or more times, with R3, and
wherein said C3-C6-cycloalkyl is optionally independently substituted, one or more times, with halogen;
R2 is hydrogen, C1-C4-alkyl or C1-C4-haloalkyl;
or
R1 and R2 are taken together with the carbon atom to which they are attached to form a 3- to 7-membered cycloalkyl ring;
ring A is a group selected from the group consisting of:

wherein * indicates the point of attachment of said group with the rest of the molecule and said group is optionally independently substituted, one or more times, with R3;
G1 is O, S, or NR21;
G2 and G3 are independently CR21 or N;
R3 is hydrogen, halogen, hydroxy, amino, nitro, cyano, C3-C6-cycloalkyl, C2-C4-alkenyl, C2-C4-alkynyl, C1-C4-alkoxy, C1-C4-alkoxy-C1-C4-alkyl-, C1-C4-haloalkyl, C1-C4-haloalkoxy, C1-C4-alkyl-C(O)—, R18—O—C(O)—, R7R8N—C(O)—, C1-C4-alkyl-C(O)—NH—, R7R8N—, R7R8N—SO2—,
or a group selected from the group consisting of

wherein * indicates the point of attachment of said group with the rest of the molecule, and
wherein said C1-C4-alkyl, C1-C4-alkoxy, C1-C4-haloalkyl or C1-C4-haloalkoxy groups are optionally substituted with one or two hydroxy groups;
G4 is O, S, or NR21;
G5 and G6 are independently CR21 or N;
each R6 is independently halogen, hydroxy, amino, nitro, cyano, C1-C4-alkoxy, C1-C4-haloalkyl or C1-C4-haloalkoxy;
ring B is a group selected from the group consisting of:

wherein * indicates the point of attachment of said group with the rest of the molecule;
X is CR4 or N;
Y is CR4 or N,
wherein when one of X and Y is N, the other is CR4;
each R4 is independently hydrogen, halogen, hydroxy, cyano, C1-C4-alkyl, C3-C4-cycloalkyl, C1-C4-alkoxy, C1-C4-alkyl-S—, C1-C4-alkyl-SO—, C1-C4-alkyl-SO2—, R9R10N—, R11—C(O)—(NR7)—, (R11—C(O)—)(R12—C(O)—)N—, R9R10N—C(O)—(NR7)—, R9R10N—C(S)-(NR7)—, R18—O—C(O)—(NR7)—, R9R10N—SO2— or C1-C4-alkyl-SO2—NH—,
wherein said C1-C4-alkyl is optionally independently substituted, one or more times, with a substituent selected from hydroxy and halogen,
wherein said C1-C4-alkoxy is optionally independently substituted, one or more times, with a substituent selected from hydroxy, halogen, C1-C4-alkoxy, C3-C6-cycloalkyl and phenyl,
wherein said phenyl is optionally independently substituted, one or more times, with R3, and
wherein said C3-C4-cycloalkyl is optionally independently substituted, one or more times, with halogen;
each R5 is independently halogen, hydroxy, amino, nitro, cyano, C1-C4-alkyl, C3-C6-cycloalkyl, C1-C4-alkoxy, C1-C4-haloalkyl, C1-C4-haloalkoxy or phenyl-C1-C4-alkyl,
wherein said phenyl group is optionally independently substituted, one or more times, with a substituent selected from halogen, hydroxy, C1-C3-alkyl, C1-C3-haloalkyl and C1-C3-alkoxy, and
wherein said C3-C6-cycloalkyl group is optionally independently substituted, one or more times, with halogen;
J is hydrogen or hydroxy;
E is hydrogen, C1-C4-alkyl, C1-C4-alkoxy-C2-C4-alkyl, R17aR17bR17cSi—O—C2-C4-alkyl, C1-C4-alkyl-SO2—C1-C4-alkyl, R18—O—C(O)—C1-C4-alkyl, R7R8N—C2-C4-alkyl, R7R8N—C(O)—C1-C4-alkyl or phenyl-C1-C4-alkyl,
wherein said C1-C4-alkyl is optionally independently substituted, one or more times, with a substituent selected from hydroxy and halogen, and
wherein said phenyl group is optionally independently substituted, one or more times, with R5;
Q is O or N—OR16;
R7 and R8 are independently hydrogen, C1-C1-alkyl or tert-butyl-O—C(O)—;
R9 and R10 are independently hydrogen, C1-C1-alkyl, C3-C6-cyclo-alkyl-, C1-C4-haloalkyl-, phenyl or heteroaryl,
wherein said phenyl or heteroaryl group is optionally independently substituted, one or more times, with R5, and
wherein said C1-C4-alkyl is optionally independently substituted, one or more times, with a substituent selected from the group consisting of hydroxy, C1-C4-alkoxy, C1-C4-alkyl-S—, C3-C6-cycloalkyl, 4- to 6-membered heterocycloalkyl, phenyl, heteroaryl and R18—O—C(O)—,
wherein said C3-C6-cycloalkyl or 4- to 6-membered heterocycloalkyl is optionally independently substituted, one or more times, with a substituent selected from the group consisting of halogen, C1-C4-alkyl and tert-butyl-O—C(O)—, and
wherein said phenyl or heteroaryl group is optionally independently substituted, one or more times, with R5;
or
R9 and R10 are taken together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached to form a 3- to 7-membered nitrogen containing heterocyclic ring, optionally containing one additional heteroatom selected from the group consisting of O, NH and S, and which is optionally independently substituted, one or more times, with R5;
R11 and R12 are independently C1-C4-alkyl, C2-C4-alkenyl, C2-C4-alkynyl, C3-C6-cycloalkyl, 4- to 6-membered heterocycloalkyl, phenyl, heteroaryl, or R13—(C1-C4-alkyl)-O—CH2—,
wherein said C1-C4-alkyl is optionally independently substituted, one or more times, with a substituent selected from the group consisting of halogen, hydroxy, cyano, C1-C4-alkoxy, R7R8N—, R14, R15, —O—, and phenyl optionally independently substituted, one or more times, with R5,
wherein said C3-C6-cycloalkyl is optionally independently substituted, one or more times, with a substituent selected from the group consisting of halogen, cyano, C1-C4-alkyl, C1-C4-haloalkyl and phenyl optionally independently substituted, one or more times, with R5,
wherein said 4- to 6-membered heterocycloalkyl is optionally independently substituted, one or more times, with a substituent selected from the group consisting of hydroxy, C1-C4-alkyl, C1-C4-alkoxy, R7R8N— and R18—O—C(O)—, and
wherein said phenyl or heteroaryl is optionally independently substituted, one or more times, with R5;
R13 is branched C3-C4-alkyl, C1-C4-haloalkyl, C2-C4-alkenyl, C2-C4-alkynyl, C3-C6-cycloalkyl, 4- to 6-membered heterocycloalkyl, phenyl or heteroaryl,
wherein said phenyl or heteroaryl is optionally independently substituted, one or more times, with R5;
R14 is C1-C4-alkyl-S—, C1-C4-alkyl-SO2—, C3-C6-cycloalkyl, 4- to 6-membered heterocycloalkyl, phenyl or heteroaryl,
wherein said phenyl or heteroaryl is optionally independently substituted, one or more times, with R5;
R15 is phenyl or heteroaryl,
wherein said phenyl or heteroaryl is optionally independently substituted, one or more times, with R5;
R16 is hydrogen, C1-C6-alkyl, phenyl or C1-C4-alkyl-C(O)—,
wherein said phenyl group is optionally independently substituted, one or more times, with R5;
R17a, R17b, and R17c are independently C1-C4-alkyl;
R18 is hydrogen or C1-C6-alkyl;
R21 is hydrogen, C1-C4-alkyl, C1-C4-haloalkyl, or C1-C6-cycloalkyl optionally independently substituted, one or more times, with halogen;
R22 is hydrogen, halogen, C1-C4-alkyl, C1-C4-haloalkyl, or C1-C6-cycloalkyl optionally independently substituted, one or more times, with halogen;
m is 0, 1 or 2; and
n is 0, 1, 2 or 3,
or an N-oxide, a salt, a tautomer or a stereoisomer thereof, or a salt of said N-oxide, tautomer or stereoisomer.