US Pat. No. 10,458,374

FUEL VAPORIZING SYSTEM

1. A fuel heater and vaporizing system comprising:a source of fuel;
a thermal source; and
a heat exchanger configured to thermally couple to the thermal source, said heat exchanger having a saddle shape and being configured to fit over said thermal source;wherein said heat exchanger has an inlet for receiving fuel from said fuel source, an outlet for discharging fuel, and a hollow passageway extending between the inlet and the outlet; wherein said heat exchanger has an open bottom to allow said heat exchanger to be placed over said thermal source.

US Pat. No. 10,458,367

EVAPORATED FUEL TREATING DEVICE

Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki ...

1. An evaporated fuel treating device comprising:a fuel tank that stores fuel, in a liquid state, to be supplied to an internal combustion engine;
a canister containing a fuel adsorbent, the fuel adsorbent being configured to capture evaporated fuel that is generated due to vaporization of the fuel stored in the fuel tank;
a vent pipe in which the evaporated fuel in the fuel tank flows into the canister;
a purge pipe in which the fuel captured in the canister flows into an intake passage of the internal combustion engine;
a purge valve interposed in the purge pipe and the purge valve being configured to open when the captured fuel is introduced into the intake passage; and
a reforming catalyst disposed in a space in which the reforming catalyst comes into contact with the evaporated fuel that is generated in the fuel tank and that has not reached the canister, the reforming catalyst being configured to promote a chemical change from unsaturated hydrocarbon contained in the evaporated fuel to alcohol.

US Pat. No. 10,458,357

METHOD FOR DIAGNOSING AND CONTROLLING TWO-STEP EXHAUST VARIABLE VALVE LIFT SYSTEM AND VEHICLE PROVIDED WITH THE SAME METHOD

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

5. A vehicle provided with a two-step exhaust variable valve lift (VVL) system, the vehicle including:an accelerator pedal sensor measuring an operation angle of an accelerator pedal and outputting a corresponding signal;
a vehicle speed sensor measuring speed of the vehicle and outputting a corresponding signal; and
an air mass sensor measuring an air mass entering an engine,
wherein the two-step exhaust VVL system includes:
a controller receiving vehicle state signals including the corresponding signal of the accelerator pedal sensor and the vehicle speed sensor to determine whether or not the two-step exhaust VVL system enters a diagnosis mode and outputting a mode conversion signal of the two-step exhaust VVL system;
a timer measuring a conversion delay time between an output time of the mode conversion signal and an operation completion time of the two-step exhaust VVL system;
a memory storing the conversion delay time; and
an engine management system operated over the stored conversion delay time by a control of the controller.

US Pat. No. 10,458,354

KNOCK DETECTING DEVICE

HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEM...

1. A knock detecting device, comprising:a processor configured to:
calculate frequency components by subjecting signals output from a knock sensor, which detects vibrations of an internal combustion engine, to frequency analysis; and
calculate a background level expressing an average of the frequency components; and
a memory storing the number of fuel injections expressing the number of times of injecting fuel in a predetermined period in one combustion cycle and a learning value expressing a correction amount of the frequency components while associating both the number of fuel injections and the learning value;
wherein the processor detects that a knock occurs in the internal combustion engine responsive to a knock index being greater than a predetermined threshold, wherein the knock index indicates a ratio of a difference between each frequency component and the learning value for the number of fuel injections to the background level expressing the average of the frequency components.

US Pat. No. 10,458,351

ENGINE TORQUE RESERVE TECHNIQUES FOR OPTIMIZING DRAG RACING TRANSIENT RESPONSE

FCA US LLC, Auburn Hills...

1. A control system for controlling launch of a vehicle, the control system comprising:an input device configured to receive a request to enable a launch control feature of a traction control system of the vehicle, the launch control feature being configured to improve torque transfer from an engine of the vehicle to a driveline of the vehicle; and
a controller configured to:
in response to receiving the enable request for the launch control feature, generate a torque reserve at the engine by:
(i) increasing airflow into the engine to a level greater than a level for achieving a torque request for the engine, and
(ii) deactivating a predetermined set of cylinders of the engine by disabling their respective fuel injectors;
detect an intent of the driver to launch the vehicle; and
in response to detecting the intent of the driver to launch the vehicle, release the torque reserve to increase a torque output of the engine based on the engine torque request.

US Pat. No. 10,458,349

METHOD OF START/STOP ENGINE CONTROL BASED ON LOCATION INFORMATION

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A method of start/stop engine control based on vehicle location and driving situation comprising:identifying the location of a host vehicle relative to an object in a path of the host vehicle using an on-board camera;
identifying the driving situation of the host vehicle using a traffic flow determination module configured to access traffic information from a V2V or V2I communication system;
classifying the location and the driving situation of the host vehicle; and
modifying the start/stop engine control based on the location classification and the driving situation classification by initiating an auto-start event when the distance between the host vehicle and the object in the path of the host vehicle increases;
wherein the modifying includes at least one of extending a period before engine shutdown, temporarily disabling engine shutdown, or avoiding engine restart.

US Pat. No. 10,458,345

APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING GASOLINE-DIESEL COMPLEX COMBUSTION ENGINE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING GASOLINE-DIESEL COMPLEX COMBUSTION ENGINE

HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, S...

1. An apparatus for controlling a gasoline-diesel complex combustion engine, comprising:an engine generating driving torque by burning gasoline fuel and diesel fuel;
a driving information detector for detecting driving information of the engine; and
a controller for controlling a diesel injector such that diesel fuel is selectively injected as a single injection and a split injection based on a driving region and a knock intensity included within the driving information after gasoline fuel is injected,
wherein the split injection includes a first main injection and a second main injection,
wherein the first main injection is injected at a predetermined first Before Top Dead Center Crank Angle (BTDC CA), and the second main injection is injected at a predetermined second BTDC CA, and
wherein the first BTDC CA increases as the driving region of the engine moves from a low-load region to a middle-load region.

US Pat. No. 10,458,329

SYSTEM AND PROCESS FOR RECOVERING POWER AND STEAM FROM REGENERATOR FLUE GAS

UOP LLC, Arlington Heigh...

1. A power generation process for use in a processing unit, the process comprising:using a regenerator to produce a flue gas stream, wherein the flue gas
stream exits from an upper portion of the regenerator; routing the flue gas stream to a filtering unit;
removing catalyst particles from the flue gas stream;
routing the flue gas stream to a combustor/expander unit after performing the step of removing catalyst particles, wherein the combustor/expander unit comprises a combustion chamber and a power recovery turbine housed within a single casing, the flue gas stream is routed between the regenerator and the combustor/expander unit without passing through a compressor, and the combustion chamber of the combustor/expander unit heats the flue gas stream to between approximately 1600° F. and approximately 2500° F.; and
using rotation of the turbine of the combustor/expander unit as a source of rotary power.

US Pat. No. 10,458,321

CHARGER DEVICE WITH VARIABLE TURBINE GEOMETRY

1. A charger device comprising:a variable turbine geometry having guide vanes mounted rotatably in a vane bearing ring, each guide vane having a top side that runs continuously in convex fashion from a profile nose to a profile end,
wherein a concave recess is arranged on a bottom side of each guide vane, and
wherein for each guide vane, a radius of curvature of the recess is between ¼ and ? of a length of the guide vane.

US Pat. No. 10,458,317

BOOSTED ENGINE SYSTEM OF A MOTOR VEHICLE

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A method, comprising:responsive to a demanded torque being above a threshold while providing boosted air at a first pressure to an engine via a turbocharger compressor, operating an electric compressor via an electronic controller, wherein the electric compressor is arranged in parallel with the turbocharger compressor and wherein the electric compressor is fluidly disconnected from the engine, to increase a second pressure in a recirculation circuit around the electric compressor;
wherein the recirculation circuit comprises an electrically controlled first valve arranged to connect at a position between a shut-off valve and an outlet of the electric compressor; and
responsive to the second pressure reaching the first pressure, fluidly connecting the electric compressor to the engine.

US Pat. No. 10,458,312

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING ENRICHED PRECHAMBER STOICHIOMETRY

Caterpillar Inc., Peoria...

1. An ignition control system for an internal combustion engine comprising:a sensor structured to measure at least one of CO2 or O2 in a combustion prechamber of a prechamber ignition device; and
an electronic control unit structured to:
receive data indicative of a residual amount of the at least one of CO2 or O2 produced by combustion of fuel and air in the combustion prechamber;
determine an air-fuel ratio in the combustion prechamber associated with production of the amount of the at least one of CO2 or O2; and
output a fuel delivery signal to adjust air-fuel ratio in the combustion prechamber towards a target air-fuel ratio.

US Pat. No. 10,458,310

CONTROL DEVICE FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A control device for an internal combustion engine, comprising:wall temperature parameter acquisition unit for acquiring a cylinder wall temperature of an internal combustion engine or a parameter corresponding to the cylinder wall temperature as a wall temperature parameter;
cylinder wall temperature varying unit that is capable of changing the cylinder wall temperature;
pre-ignition temperature region storage unit in which a pre-ignition suppression temperature region in which a pre-ignition occurrence frequency decreases more than in a peripheral temperature region is previously stored, the pre-ignition suppression temperature region being a temperature region that is set based on a relation between a pre-ignition occurrence frequency and the cylinder wall temperature; and
cylinder wall temperature control unit for, in response to an actual operating region that is a region in which the internal combustion engine is actually operating being within a predetermined pre-ignition susceptibility operating region, performing control using the cylinder wall temperature varying unit so that the wall temperature parameter falls within the pre-ignition suppression temperature region;
wherein the cylinder wall temperature control unit is configured to raise the wall temperature parameter in response to the wall temperature parameter being lower than the pre-ignition suppression temperature region, and configured to decrease the wall temperature parameter in response to the wall temperature parameter being higher than the pre-ignition suppression temperature region.

US Pat. No. 10,458,309

WORK VEHICLE

Komatsu Ltd., Tokyo (JP)...

1. A work vehicle, comprising:a vehicle body that includes a heat exchange room in which an opening portion facing a rear side is formed;
a cooling unit that is provided in the heat exchange room and includes a rear surface facing the rear side; and
a blower unit that includes:
a structure member rotatably supported to the vehicle body at one end of the vehicle body in a width direction of the vehicle body around a rotation axis extending in a vertical direction,
a fan supported to the structure member and rotationally driven around an axis, and
a movable shroud covering the fan from an outer peripheral side,
wherein the blower unit is rotatable between a closed position and an open position, the closed position being a position at which the blower unit faces the rear surface of the cooling unit and the axis is positioned in a forward-backward direction of the vehicle body, the open position being the position at which the blower unit exposes the rear surface of the cooling unit,
wherein the movable shroud includes
a shroud body that is supported so as to face the structure member and surrounds the fan,
a ring shroud that is formed in an annular shape and is provided between the shroud body and an outer peripheral end of the fan, and
a fixing portion that fixes the ring shroud to the shroud body from a side opposite to a side on which the shroud body is supported to the structure member.

US Pat. No. 10,458,307

TWO-CYCLE DIESEL ENGINE CONFIGURED FOR OPERATION WITH HIGH TEMPERATURE COMBUSTION CHAMBER SURFACES

DeltaHawk Engines, Inc., ...

1. A two-cycle diesel engine for operating with high combustion chamber surface temperatures, the engine comprising:an aluminum engine block including at least one cylinder including a first intake port and a first exhaust port, the engine block including a first fluid flow channel for cooling the engine block and a second fluid flow channel located at the exhaust port to cool the portion of the cylinder proximate the exhaust port;
a cylinder sleeve having a top end and a bottom end, and fabricated from a metal composite to include a second intake port and a second exhaust port proximate the bottom end, the sleeve being fastened to the interior of the cylinder with the intake ports being in fluid communication and the exhaust ports being in fluid communication;
a head assembly engaged with the engine block, the head assembly including a third cooling fluid flow channel;
a fuel injector assembly including an injector tip, the assembly supported by the head assembly, the injector assembly including a fuel flow channel between a fuel source and the injector tip, a return fuel channel between the injector tip and the fuel source and a cooling fuel channel between the injector tip and the fuel source ;
a stainless steel fire plate resiliently supported between the top end of the cylinder sleeve and the head assembly to cooperate with the fuel injector assembly to close the top end of the cylinder sleeve;
a crank shaft coupled to a connecting rod;
an aluminum piston having a titanium alloy crown, the piston being located within the sleeve and connected to the connecting rod to move the crown between the top of the cylinder sleeve, and below the second intake and exhaust ports;
a turbocharger including a turbine coupled to the exhaust ports and a compressor including an input coupled to an air filter and an output; and
a supercharger including a compressor coupled to the compressor output and the intake ports.

US Pat. No. 10,458,305

METAL SUBSTRATE FOR CATALYTIC CONVERTER AND CATALYST CARRIER

1. A metal substrate for catalytic converter for purifying exhaust gas, the metal substrate comprising a honeycomb core including a flat metal foil and a corrugated metal foil, the flat metal foil and the corrugated metal foil being layered, whereinthe corrugated foil has an offset part having different wave phases between front and rear in an axial direction of the honeycomb core,
the offset part has an oxide film formed on an exposed end surface that is exposed toward at least a gas inlet side,
the oxide film contains 30% by mass or more and 99.9% by mass or less of a first alumina with the balance comprising at least one of a second alumina, a Fe oxide, and a Cr oxide,
the first alumina comprises ?-alumina, and
the second alumina comprises at least one or more of ?, ?, ?, ?, ?, and ? aluminas.

US Pat. No. 10,458,300

ENGINE EXHAUST CATALYST HEATING SYSTEM

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. An engine system comprising:an engine including a plurality of combustion chambers generating a driving torque by combustion of a fuel;
an intake line for supplying air to the combustion chambers;
a cylinder deactivation (CDA) device mounted at a portion of combustion chambers among the plurality of combustion chambers and selectively deactivating the portion of combustion chambers;
a first exhaust manifold connected to a first plurality of combustion chambers mounted with the CDA device;
a second exhaust manifold connected to a second plurality of combustion chambers without the CDA device;
a first exhaust line flowing an exhaust gas exhausted from the first exhaust manifold;
a second exhaust line flowing an exhaust gas exhausted from the second exhaust manifold;
a third exhaust line connected with the first exhaust line and the second exhaust line through an exhaust gas processing device;
a turbocharger including a turbine mounted at the first exhaust line and rotated by the exhaust gas and a compressor rotated in connection with the turbine for compressing external air;
an electric supercharger including a motor mounted at the intake line to supply supercharged air to the combustion chambers and an electric compressor operated by the motor; and
an air injection device supplying the air to both the second exhaust manifold and the second exhaust line in a catalyst heating mode of the exhaust gas processing device,
wherein the exhaust gas having been discharged from the first exhaust manifold is directly discharged to the turbine and the exhaust gas having been discharged from the second exhaust manifold is directly discharged to the exhaust gas processing device.

US Pat. No. 10,458,297

VALVE ASSEMBLY FOR MACHINE FLUID OPERATIONS

RPM INDUSTRIES, LLC, Was...

1. A valve assembly, comprising:a housing;
an inlet/outlet port defined by the housing;
a machine fluid reservoir port defined by the housing;
a filter port defined by the housing; and
an actuating mechanism comprising a ball and a spring positioned within the housing, wherein the actuating mechanism is structured to establish:
a first fluid communication path from the machine fluid reservoir port to the inlet/outlet port upon application of negative pressure at the inlet/outlet port by a fluid component during a fluid evacuation operation; and
a second fluid communication path from the inlet/outlet port to the filter port upon application of positive pressure at the inlet/outlet port by a fluid component during a fluid refill operation.

US Pat. No. 10,458,282

GAS TURBINE ENGINE MODULE ADAPTER TO A CARRIER

1. A method of assembling a gas turbine engine having a plurality of engine modules to be assembled to one another, the method comprising: rotatably mounting a first one of the engine modules to a carrier of an overhead assembly line, horizontally assembling at least one additional engine module to said first one of the engine modules by mounting said at least one additional engine module in a cantilevered fashion to said first one of the engine modules such that the assembled modules are positioned along a horizontal axis, selectively rotating the assembled modules about the horizontal axis, and displacing the assembled modules along the overhead assembly line with the carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,458,278

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING FLUID TO A BEARING DAMPER

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPO...

1. A lubricant supply system for a plurality of bearing dampers in a plurality of engine bearing compartments of a gas turbine engine, comprising:a lubricant supply conduit;
a first lubricant delivery conduit fluidly coupled to the supply conduit;
the first delivery conduit including one or more lubricant delivery flow paths, and delivering lubrication to engine components;
a second lubricant delivery conduit fluidly coupled to the supply conduit;
the second delivery conduit delivering lubricant to one or more of the plurality of bearing dampers;
an active oil flow management valve, wherein actuation of the active oil flow management valve restricts lubricant flow in the first delivery conduit and increases pressure in the second delivery conduit;
wherein actuation of the active oil flow management valve is dependent upon a rotational speed of an engine spool, and
wherein the active flow management valve is a solenoid valve that is normally open and, when closed, restricts lubricant flow in the first delivery conduit.

US Pat. No. 10,458,273

BLADE VIBRATION MONITOR WITH SELF ADJUSTING SENSOR GAP MECHANISM

SIEMENS ENERGY, INC., Or...

1. A blade vibration monitor including a self-adjusting sensor gap mechanism, comprising:a probe configured to be disposed in a mounting hole within a turbine casing of a steam turbine;
a proximity sensor disposed within a tip of the probe producing a signal in response to a turbine blade passing the sensor;
a positioning means to position a depth of the probe with respect to the mounting hole; and
a processor for processing the signal to determine a gap distance between the probe and the turbine blade, and
wherein based on the determined gap distance the processor controls the positioning means to adjust the probe depth relative to the mounting hole in order to set the gap distance in real time to a minimal gap distance.

US Pat. No. 10,458,261

INTERMEDIATE CASING GUIDE VANE WHEEL

SAFRAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES, ...

1. An outlet guide vane wheel comprising guide vanes made of polymer matrix composite material reinforced by fibers, each having an airfoil, a vane root, and a vane tip, said vane roots being fastened to a hub of said wheel by first connection means and said vane tips being fastened to an outer shroud of said wheel by second connection means, wherein said first connection means include a bearing plane secured to said hub and a first backing plate for securing to said hub, said vane roots being sandwiched between said bearing plane and said first backing plate without a bolt extending through said vane roots, and said second connection means include a second backing plate for securing to said shroud, said vane tips being sandwiched between said shroud and said second backing plate without a bolt extending through said vane tips.

US Pat. No. 10,458,260

NOZZLE AIRFOIL DECOUPLED FROM AND ATTACHED OUTSIDE OF FLOW PATH BOUNDARY

General Electric Company,...

1. A flow path assembly for a gas turbine engine, the flow path assembly defining a flow path through the gas turbine engine, the flow path assembly defining an axial direction and a radial direction that are orthogonal to one another, the flow path assembly further defining a circumferential direction extending about the axial direction, the flow path assembly comprising:a nozzle airfoil having a first end opposite a second end;
a wall defining a flow path boundary, the wall having an opening therein through which the second end of the nozzle airfoil protrudes such that the second end of the nozzle airfoil extends outside of the flow path;
a cap extending over the second end of the nozzle airfoil; and
an attachment member extending through the second end of the nozzle airfoil and the cap to attach the second end of the nozzle airfoil to the cap.

US Pat. No. 10,458,258

DOUBLE SNAPPED COVER PLATE FOR ROTOR DISK

United Technologies Corpo...

1. A gas turbine engine comprising:a compressor section;
a combustor in fluid communication with the compressor section;
a turbine section in fluid communication with the combustor section;
a plurality of rotor disks in at least one of said compressor section and said turbine sections;
at least one cover plate corresponding to at least one rotor disk of said plurality of rotor disks, wherein each of said at least one cover plates comprises:
at least two snaps connected via a webbing portion, each snap of said at least two snaps comprises a contacting surface contacting said at least one rotor disk, and each of said contacting surfaces includes at least one scalloping, the at least one scalloping on the contacting surface of a first snap of said at least two snaps has a first arc length and a first radial depth and the at least one scalloping on the contacting surface of a second snap of said at least two snaps has a second arc length, larger than the first arc length, and a second radial depth, larger than the first radial depth; and
a bore region radially inward of said at least two snaps and connected to at least one of said at least two snaps via said webbing portion.

US Pat. No. 10,458,251

AIRFOIL COOLING USING NON-LINE OF SIGHT HOLES

General Electric Company,...

1. An airfoil for a gas turbine engine, the airfoil comprising:a first portion defining an inner surface of the airfoil, the first portion formed from a first plurality of plies of a ceramic matrix composite material; and
a second portion defining an outer surface of the airfoil, the second portion formed from a second plurality of plies of a ceramic matrix composite material,
wherein the first portion and the second portion define a non-line of sight cooling aperture extending from the inner surface to the outer surface of the airfoil,
wherein the first portion defines a first aperture and the second portion defines a second aperture, the first aperture and the second aperture forming the cooling aperture, and
wherein the first aperture has a first minimum cross-sectional area and the second aperture has a second minimum cross-sectional area, the first minimum cross-sectional area being smaller than the second minimum cross-sectional area.

US Pat. No. 10,458,248

BLADE CHANNEL, BLADE CASCADE AND TURBOMACHINE

MTU Aero Engines AG, Mun...

1. A blade channel of a turbomachine comprising:in a circumferential direction of the turbomachine, a pressure side of an airfoil and an opposite suction side of an adjacent airfoil,
two opposing side walls,
the blade channel having an extent in the axial direction of the turbomachine delimited by leading edges and by trailing edges of the airfoil and the adjacent airfoil,
at least one of the side walls being provided with localized contours, at least two of the localized contours being formed as elevations and at least two further of the localized contours as depressions;
a saddle surface being formed between the localized contours so that, in one revolution, the saddle surface alternately merges into one of the elevations and one of the depressions; wherein the elevations are configured relative to each other in the circumferential direction, and the depressions are configured relative to each other in the axial direction and wherein a leading depression of the depressions is configured close to the suction side, and a trailing depression of the depressions is configured on the pressure side, the saddle surface being in an intersecting region of the localized contours.

US Pat. No. 10,458,245

OPTIMIZED AERODYNAMIC PROFILE FOR A TURBINE BLADE, IN PARTICULAR FOR A ROTARY WHEEL OF THE THIRD STAGE OF A TURBINE

SAFRAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES, ...

1. An aerodynamic profile for a turbine blade mounted to a hub in a casing of a turbine, the aerodynamic profile defining the turbine blade when cold and in a non-coated state, the aerodynamic profile being substantially identical to a nominal profile determined by Cartesian coordinates X,Y,Zadim given in Table 1, in which the coordinate Zadim is a quotient D/H, where D is a distance of a point under consideration from a first reference X,Y plane situated at a base of a nominal profile, and H is a height of said nominal profile measured from said first reference plane that is an intersection of a stacking axis of the turbine blade and an axisymmetric surface of the hub, out to a second reference plane that is an intersection of said stacking axis with an axisymmetric surface of the casing, the measurements D and H being taken radially relative to an axial direction of the turbine, while the coordinate X is measured in the axial direction of the turbine.

US Pat. No. 10,458,242

ROTOR DISC WITH PASSAGES

1. A rotor disc for a gas turbine engine, the rotor disc comprising an annular disc body configured to support a circumferential array of blades, the disc body having a plurality of passages defined therethrough forming coils within the disc body, the passages coiled around a central axis of the disc body.

US Pat. No. 10,458,233

SENSORS FOR IN-SITU FORMATION FLUID ANALYSIS

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A downhole tool, comprising:a tube comprising an inner bore that receives a gas phase of a sample of fluid from a subterranean formation;
a vibration source at least partially coupled to the tube;
a vibration receiver at least partially coupled to the tube;
a controller coupled to the vibration source and the vibration receiver;
a second tube comprising an inner bore that receives a liquid phase of the sample of fluid from the subterranean formation; and
a liquid-gas separator in fluid communication with the inner bore of the tube and the inner bore of the second tube.

US Pat. No. 10,458,231

ESTIMATING IN SITU STRESS FROM ACOUSTIC EMISSION SOURCE PARAMETERS

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A method of determining at least one in situ stress parameter for an earth formation, the method comprising:receiving acoustic emission data for acoustic emissions originating in the formation;
performing a moment tensor analysis of the data, thereby yielding acoustic emission source parameters;
determining at least one acoustic emission source parameter angle having a highest number of associated acoustic emission events; and
calculating the in situ stress parameter, based on the acoustic emission source parameter angle.

US Pat. No. 10,458,230

FORMATION RESISTIVITY MEASUREMENT APPARATUS, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A method for operating a downhole device, comprising:measuring, by an array resistivity tool disposed downhole, resistivity in a geological formation to generate radial resistivity data;
correcting the radial resistivity data for borehole effects to provide borehole-corrected apparent resistivity data for a non-invaded formation;
inverting the radial resistivity data or the borehole-corrected apparent resistivity data to provide non-invaded true resistivity values for the non-invaded formation;
inverting the radial resistivity data to provide invaded true resistivity values for an invaded formation; and
determining true resistivity values for the geological formation associated with the radial resistivity data as a weighted combination of the non-invaded true resistivity values and the invaded true resistivity values.

US Pat. No. 10,458,227

WELL COMPLETION WITH SINGLE WIRE GUIDANCE SYSTEM

APPLIED TECHNOLOGIES ASSO...

1. A system comprising:a current source;
a ground terminal, the ground terminal electrically connected to the current source, the ground terminal grounded at the surface of the Earth;
a reference wellbore comprising an intermediate casing, the intermediate casing extending from the surface of the Earth to a horizontal section of the reference wellbore, the intermediate casing further including an intermediate casing electrical discontinuity, the intermediate casing being electrically conductive between the intermediate casing electrical discontinuity and a bottom hole end of the intermediate casing;
a reference conductor, the reference conductor electrically connected to the current source, the reference conductor inserted into the reference wellbore;
a tubular, the tubular including a tubular string electrical discontinuity, the tubular inserted into the reference wellbore through the intermediate casing, the tubular having a tubular bottom hole end, and the tubular being electrically conductive between the tubular string electrical discontinuity and the tubular bottom hole end;
a first electrical connection between the tubular and the reference conductor between the tubular string electrical discontinuity and the tubular bottom hole end;
a second electrical connection between the tubular and the reference wellbore between the tubular string electrical discontinuity and the tubular bottom hole end, whereby current flowing through the reference conductor, the tubular, and the reference wellbore produces a reference magnetic field; and
magnetic sensors positioned to sense the reference magnetic field; and
at least one guided wellbore that is steered in response to the sensed reference magnetic field.

US Pat. No. 10,458,225

MITIGATING FLUID POUND EFFECTS UNDER INCOMPLETE PUMP FILLAGE CONDITIONS

General Electric Company,...

1. A method, comprising:receiving position data characterizing a position of a plunger over time, the plunger forming part of a rod lift pump system, the position measured by a first sensor, the plunger being configured to travel between a first position and a second position within a barrel within a well, and a distance between the first position and the second position defining a stroke length;
receiving load data characterizing a load on a rod over time, the load measured by a second sensor, the rod coupled to the plunger;
receiving velocity data characterizing a velocity of the plunger while the rod lift pump system is operating under a condition of complete pump fillage, wherein a portion of the barrel between the first position and the second position is filled with liquid prior to a downstroke of the plunger;
correlating, using at least the received load data and position data, the load on the rod and the position of the plunger; and
displaying, on a graphical interface display space, a visualization of the velocity data simultaneously with a visualization of the correlated load and position.

US Pat. No. 10,458,220

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

ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ...

1. A method to facilitate extraction of subterranean hydrocarbons from a geologic structure, the method comprising:injecting a first fluid composition comprising a base metal and proppant particles into a first wellbore that extends into the geologic structure, the base metal particles having a first density and the proppant particles having a second density, wherein a ratio of the second density to the first density is equal to or less than 5;
wherein corrosion of the base metal in the wellbore results in electrochemical oxidation of the base metal and electrochemical reduction of a reducible species that generates a gaseous product in sufficient quantities to increase the subterranean pressure in at least a portion of the wellbore and thereby induce fractures within the geologic structure; and
at least some of the induced fractures are kept open by the proppant particles thereby facilitating egress of hydrocarbons from the geologic structure.

US Pat. No. 10,458,214

OIL PUMPING APPARATUS WITHOUT A SPEED REDUCER

1. An oil pumping apparatus comprising:a connector connected to a device;
a top platform supported on a frame for operation and maintenance of the oil pumping apparatus;
a roller disposed on the top platform and having a first axle, the roller being rotatable about the first axle and being connected to a first wheel coaxially, wherein the first wheel has a first diameter;
a motor disposed on the top platform and having a second axle, the motor being rotatable about the second axle and having a second wheel, wherein the second wheel has a second diameter, and the first diameter of the first wheel is at least five times of the second diameter of the second wheel;
a driven belt covering the first wheel and the second wheel and being a heavy-duty timing belt to enable synchronous drives to operate the roller, wherein the roller is driven by the motor through the driven belt and the first wheel;
a load belt moveable over the roller, one end of the load belt having one end connected to the connector, and the other end of the load belting being connected to a balance box to balance the weight of the device; and
a control system for the apparatus,
wherein when the motor rotates in a clockwise direction, the motor drives the roller rotate in the clockwise direction through the driven belt and the device moves down vertically; and
wherein when the motor rotates in an anticlockwise direction, the motor drives the roller rotate in the anticlockwise direction and the device moves up vertically.

US Pat. No. 10,458,209

METHOD TO GRAVEL PACK USING A FLUID THAT CONVERTS TO IN-SITU PROPPANT

SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY C...

1. A method for completing a wellbore extending through a subterranean formation, comprising:installing a sandface completion assembly comprising a mechanism through which fluid flows in the wellbore, the mechanism having a shearing device selected from a choke, nozzle, or a static mixer;
pumping a solids-free fluid comprising chemical precursors into an annulus formed between the subterranean formation and the sandface completion assembly;
flowing the solids-free fluid through the mechanism;
initiating, with the shearing device of the mechanism, a chemical reaction between the chemical precursors to form a plurality of solid particles in the annulus;
controlling particle size of the plurality of formed solid particles with the shearing device of the mechanism; and
forming a pack in the annulus with the plurality of formed solid particles that filters sand and allows formation fluid to flow therethrough.

US Pat. No. 10,458,205

REMOVABLE HAND GUARD FOR DRILLING RIG HAND TONGS

KATCH KAN HOLDINGS LTD., ...

1. A hand guard for attaching to a drilling rig hand tong handle, the tong handle comprising top and bottom supports each having front and rear portions and a tong grip therebetween, the hand guard comprising:a) a body capable of attaching to the tong handle, the body having a connecting portion configured to connect to the tong handle and a protecting portion configured to provide a barrier to guard against objects impacting the tong grip;
b) the body comprising an L-shaped portion connected at one end to the protecting portion and having top and bottom tabs extending from the L-shaped portion and spaced from the protecting portion, the L-shaped portion capable of being inserted between the top support and the bottom support to position the protecting portion on the front side of the top and bottom supports and the top and bottom tabs on the rear side of the top and bottom support;
c) the top tab extending from the L-shaped portion of the body in a first direction towards the top support and the bottom tab extending from the L-shaped portion of the body in a second direction towards the bottom support; and
d) means for securing the body to the tong handle, thereby guarding the tong handle.

US Pat. No. 10,458,203

PRESSURE CYCLE ACTUATED INJECTION VALVE

1. An injection valve for use in completing an oil and or gas well comprising;a) a housing,
b) an axially movable piston located in a chamber provided in the housing,
c) an upper indexing sleeve having a plurality of groove segments on an outer surface of the indexing sleeve,
d) an upper flow tube axially movable within the housing,
e) a power spring compressed by downhole movement of the upper flow tube,
f) a lower indexing sleeve having a plurality of groove segments on an outer surface of the lower indexing sleeve,
g) a first valve including a flapper element and a valve seat at a downhole portion of the housing, and
h) a variable orifice insert positioned within the housing and including a second valve having a second valve body and second valve seat, the second valve being biased to a closed position.

US Pat. No. 10,458,191

CARBON FIBER BASED TUBING ENCAPSULATED CABLE

Trican Well Service, Ltd....

1. A fiber encapsulated cable for pipeline use comprising:a pipeline having a central passageway,
an optical conductor,
a carbon fiber sheath wrapped around the optical conductor;
wherein, the carbon fiber sheath is resin impregnated;
further wherein the carbon fiber sheath and the optical conductor are installed in the pipeline central passageway; and
a remote monitor.

US Pat. No. 10,458,184

GROUND PROCESSING TOOL AND A METHOD FOR CREATING A BOREHOLE IN THE GROUND

BAUER Maschinen GmbH, Sc...

1. A ground processing tool having a central shaft including a conducting channel built therein, the ground processing tool having at least one mixing blade attached to the central shaft and extending radially outward,wherein
the at least one mixing blade comprises an inner cavity,
the inner cavity communicates with the conducting channel in the central shaft,
an outside of the mixing blade comprises at least one opening to the inner cavity,
a removal apparatus is arranged on a lower side of the ground processing tool and is configured for removing ground material,
a ring shaped circumferential wall is mounted on the central shaft and encircles a mixing area in which the at least one mixing blade is arranged, and
a conveyor configured to convey the removed ground material is arranged between the removal apparatus and the at least one mixing blade.

US Pat. No. 10,458,177

METAL DOOR

OUTDOOR SPACES, INC., Om...

1. A metal door, comprising:a vertically disposed hinge stile having an upper end, a lower end, an inner side, an outer end, a front side and a rear side;
a vertically disposed lock stile having an upper end, a lower end, an inner end, an outer end, a front side and a rear side;
a top rail extending between said upper ends of said hinge stile and said lock stile with said top rail having a first end, a second end, an upper end, a lower end, a front side and a rear side;
a bottom rail extending between said lower ends of said hinge stile and said lock stile with said bottom rail having a first end, a second end, an upper end, a lower end, a front side and a rear side;
each of said hinge and lock stiles comprising:
(a) a vertically disposed first aluminum extrusion having:
(1) a front wall with first and second ends;
(2) a first end wall, having first and second ends, extending transversely rearwardly from said first end of said front wall;
(3) a second end wall, having first and second ends, extending transversely rearwardly from said second end of said front wall;
(4) a rear wall, having first and second ends, extending between said second end of said first end wall and said second end of said second end wall;
(5) said front wall, said first end wall, said second end wall and said rear wall defining a generally triangular-shaped second cavity;
(6) said first cavity having foam insulation therein;
(7) an elongated first channel at said second end of said first end wall;
(8) an elongated second channel adjacent said second end of said rear wall;
(b) a vertically disposed second aluminum extrusion having:
(1) a rear wall with first and second ends;
(2) a first end wall, having first and second ends, extending transversely forwardly from said first end of said rear wall thereof;
(3) a second end wall, having first and second ends, extending transversely forwardly from said second end of said rear wall;
(4) a front wall, having first and second ends, extending between said second end of said first end wall and said second end of said second end wall thereof;
(5) said rear wall, said first end wall, said second end wall and said front wall defining a generally triangular-shaped second cavity;
(6) said first cavity having foam insulation therein;
(7) an elongated first channel at said second end of said first end wall;
(8) an elongated second channel adjacent said second end of said front wall;
said second aluminum extrusion being positioned with respect to said first aluminum extrusion so as to be spaced rearwardly therefrom with said second channel of said second aluminum extrusion being aligned with said first channel of said first aluminum extrusion and so that said first channel of said second aluminum extrusion is aligned with said second channel of said first aluminum extrusion and so that said front wall of said second aluminum extrusion is spaced from said rear wall of said first aluminum extrusion and is parallel thereto;
an elongated first connector having first and second ends;
said first end of said first connector being received in said first channel of said first aluminum extrusion with said second end of said first connector being received in said second channel of said second aluminum extrusion;
an elongated second connector having first and second ends;
said first end of said second connector being received in said second channel of said first aluminum extrusion with said second end of said second connector being received in said first channel of said second aluminum extrusion;
said first and second connectors being comprised of a non-metallic and non-thermally conductive material whereby a thermal break is provided between said first and second aluminum extrusions;
an elongated first steel skin secured to said first aluminum extrusion so as to embrace said first end wall, said front wall and said second end wall thereof;
an elongated second steel skin secured to said second aluminum extrusion so as to embrace said first end wall, said rear wall and said second end wall thereof;
said first and second steel skins being spaced apart so as to create a thermal break therebetween;
said bottom rail being of identical construction to said hinge stile and said lock stile except for the length thereof which is less than the length of said hinge stile and said lock stile; and
said top rail having a thermal break created therein between said front side and said rear side thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,458,175

DEVICE FOR CLOSING AN OPENING IN A BUILDING

1. A device for closing a building opening, comprising:a frame which can be fastened to an inner surface of the building opening, the frame having a construction profile which has a U-shaped cross-section so as to define a profile cavity in its longitudinal direction that has an open hinge side limited by two inner side surfaces of the construction profile, wherein the frame includes a profile wall that projects into the profile cavity from each of the two inner side surfaces;
(i) a fitting part via which a flat closure element for closing the building opening is pivotally fastened to the frame, and (ii) a clamping part are fastened to the profile walls by sandwiching the profile walls between the fitting part and the clamping part, and
the fitting part and the clamping part are detachably fastened so as to be movable in the longitudinal direction along the profile cavity after detaching,
characterized in that,
the clamping part fits, at each of the profile walls, into a groove, the groove extending in the longitudinal direction of the construction profile and an opening of the groove extending parallel to an opening of the open hinge side, wherein, at a contact region between the clamping part and the groove, a width of the groove decreases from the opening of the groove toward a groove base thereof,
each of the profile walls defines a corner portion in which the fitting part is held so as to bear against the respective profile wall in each of the corner portions and be prevented from being displaced in a lateral direction, and
the clamping part fits into the groove at each of the profile walls so as to bear against two flanks of the respective groove such that, when sandwiching the profile walls between the fitting part and the clamping part, a relative movement of the profile walls with respect to one another in both an approaching and opposite direction is blocked by a play-free form lock.

US Pat. No. 10,458,173

REAR DOOR OPEN/CLOSE SWITCH

TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD., ...

1. A rear door open/close switch for being installed in a rear door of a vehicle to open or close the rear door, comprising:an arm that comprises an operating portion to be pressed when opening or closing the door and rotationally moves about a rotational axis from an initial position to a switching position when the operating portion is pressed;
a switching portion that outputs a signal to open or lock the rear door when the arm is rotationally moved to the switching position;
a spring member for pressing the arm in a rotational movement direction from the switching position toward the initial position; and
a housing that houses the arm, the switching portion and the spring member and comprises an operating-portion cover allowing the operating portion to be pressed from the outside,
wherein the arm is arranged such that the rotational axis thereof is located nearer to a vehicle front side than the operating portion,
wherein the spring member comprises a rod-shaped or plate-shaped elastic member and is arranged such that one end portion thereof is locked to the housing, and
wherein when the arm is rotationally moved from the initial position to the switching position, another end portion of the spring member receives a force from a portion of the arm located nearer to the vehicle front side than the rotational axis and the spring member is elastically deformed by the force and thereby presses the arm.

US Pat. No. 10,458,172

TELESCOPING DOOR OPENER

1. A door opener operable to move a door between an open and closed position, said door opener comprising:a. two or more cables configured to be connected to the door;
b. an opener unit comprising:
i. a receptacle having fluid therein;
ii. a telescoping section comprising two or more telescoping portions positioned at least partially within the receptacle;
iii. a fluid pump having an inlet/outlet port being connected to the telescoping section via a connection port; and
iv. a plurality of unit pulleys attached to either side of an uppermost telescoping portion of the telescoping section and to either side of the receptacle having the cables each wrapped around and between said unit pulleys on opposite sides; and
c. a positioning system whereby the cables are configured to be positioned along a path between the door and the opener; and
whereby the door is moved towards an open position when the fluid pump pumps the fluid from the receptacle to the telescoping section and the telescoping portions extend; and
whereby the door is moved towards a closed position when the fluid pump is not in operation and fluid flows from the telescoping section to the receptacle and the telescoping portions collapse.

US Pat. No. 10,458,170

ANTI-FALL SAFETY SYSTEM FOR WINGS, DOORS, MAIN DOORS, UP-AND-OVER DOORS, WINDOWS, VASISTAS WINDOWS

SERRAMETAL S.R.L., Morte...

1. An anti-fall safety system comprising:a first component of an opening and closing system;
a second component of the opening and closing system, the anti-fall safety system adapted to prevent detachment of said first component with respect to said second component, said first component being joined to said second component by a reciprocal retainer such that said first component is movable with respect to said second component, said first component being movable between a first position in which said first component closes an access or space and a second position in which said first component at least partially opens the access or space;
at least one partially flexible elongated member having at least one engagement element positioned at one end of said at least one partially flexible elongated member, said at least one engagement element engageable at at least one engagement point with one of said first component or said second component, wherein the engagement of said at least one engagement element of said at least one partially flexible elongated member prevents a displacement or detachment beyond a predetermined maximum limit of said first component with respect to said second component in an event of a failure, a breaking or a detachment of said reciprocal retainer, said at least one engagement element having an elastic member that is adapted to dampen energy resulting from a detachment between said first component and said second component;
a first fixing element engaging said at least one engagement element, said first fixing element adapted to be applied to the at least one engagement point, said elastic member being housed within a housing of said first fixing element, said at least one partially flexible elongated member being a cable that extends into said housing through a first hole, said cable crossing said housing and passing through said elastic member and exits said housing through a second hole, said second hole formed on a closing element of said housing, said at least one engagement element engaging said closing element so as to prevent extraction of said cable with respect to said housing, said at least one engagement element adapted to engage said closing element of said housing, said closing element being slidable within said housing, said closing element being slidable in a first direction so as to cause a compression of said elastic member and in a second direction opposite to the first direction so as to release compression of said elastic element.

US Pat. No. 10,458,166

PLUG DOOR DEVICE

NABTESCO CORPORATION, To...

1. A plug door device, comprising:a drive source;
a plug operation portion configured to move, based on a drive force of the drive source, a door installed at a doorway of a vehicle in a width direction of the vehicle;
a front-back operation portion configured to move, based on the drive force of the drive source, the door in a front-back direction of the vehicle;
a movement suppressing portion configured to suppress movement of the door in the front-back direction, wherein the movement suppressing portion includes:
a guide rail mounted to the vehicle; and
a shaft member mounted to the door and configured to move along the guide rail, wherein the guide rail includes a first portion extending in the width direction and configured to suppress movement of the shaft member in the front-back direction;
a planetary gear mechanism configured to:
distribute the drive force of the drive source to the plug operation portion in a case where movement of the door in the front-back direction is suppressed by the movement suppressing portion, and
distribute the drive force of the drive source to the front-back operation portion in a case where movement of the door in the front-back direction is not suppressed by the movement suppressing portion;
a fixed base fixed to the vehicle and including the guide rail; and
a slide base movable in the width direction with respect to the fixed base by the plug operation portion, the slide base having the drive source, the front-back operation portion, and the planetary gear mechanism mounted thereto.

US Pat. No. 10,458,159

VEHICLE BODY FRONT STRUCTURE

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

1. A vehicle body front structure comprising:a bumper beam provided in a front portion of a vehicle body;
a hood lock member provided on a rear side and an upper side of the bumper beam; and
a hood lock provided on an upper side of the hood lock member and configured to engage with a hood so that the hood can be opened/closed;
wherein the hood lock member is made of a resin,
a hood lock bracket made of a metal is attached to the hood lock member,
the hood lock is attached to the hood lock bracket, and
the hood lock bracket and the bumper beam are connected by a connecting member,
wherein the hood lock bracket comprises a lock attachment portion to which the hood lock is attached, a joint portion located on a front side of the lock attachment portion, and a front extending portion extending frontward from the lock attachment portion and connected to the joint portion, and
the connecting member is connected to the joint portion.

US Pat. No. 10,458,153

PADLOCK

RYNAN TECHNOLOGIES PTE. L...

1. A padlock comprising:a shackle comprising a heel end pivotally attached to a padlock body for rotation about a first axis perpendicular to a plane and a toe end opposite said heel end and moveable in said plane between a first position wherein said toe end is away from said body, and a second position wherein said toe end is received within a detent in said body;
a detent mechanism comprising a stop defining a hollow for receiving said toe end and an actuator for moving said hollow in a direction parallel to said axis between a locked position wherein said toe end is received within said hollow securing said toe end within said detent and an unlocked position wherein said toe end is no longer received within said hollow;
an electronic circuit comprising at least one user input for controlling said actuator such that said hollow is moved between said locked position and said unlocked position; and
a battery for powering said electronic circuit and said actuator.

US Pat. No. 10,458,152

GATE ASSEMBLY EMPLOYING A DUAL ACTUATOR LATCHING MECHANISM

PROOFED, INC., Lafayette...

1. A safety gate assembly, comprising:a pivoting gate element including a secured end and an open end, pivoting at the secured end between an open and a closed position;
a pivoting lever disposed at the open end of the gate including a first end and second end;
two or more pawls disposed adjacent the pivoting lever, the pawls include a pivot end and a free end and pivot away from and toward each other capturing the pivoting lever between the pawls at the free end to latch the pivoting gate in the closed position;
a piston driven locking block disposed adjacent the pawls at the pivot end;
a driving mechanism in mechanical communication with the block driving the block back and forth and into a locking position when the block is driven between the pawls at the pivot end;
a remote actuator in wireless communication with the driving mechanism, signaling the driving mechanism to shift the block away from the pivot ends of the pawls allowing the pawls to pivot away from each other at the pawl free ends releasing the pivoting lever from between the pawls to unlatch the gate to the open position;
a manual actuator leg disposed adjacent the second end of the lever; and
a manual release handle coupled to the actuator leg, an upward force of the handle elevates the second end of the lever releasing the first end of the lever from between the pawls to unlatch the gate to the open position.

US Pat. No. 10,458,147

SNAP LOCKING COUPLING SYSTEM FOR PIECES OR COUPLING MEMBERS

1. A snap coupling system between a tubular male coupling member and a tubular female coupling member, the tubular male coupling member and the tubular female coupling member each having a quadrangular shaped cross-section, comprising:the tubular male coupling member having:
a first end, a second end, an inferior wall, a superior wall and opposed lateral walls;
a quadrangular opening cut in a middle portion of the inferior wall;
a first groove and a second groove parallel to each other cut in each lateral wall respectively along two opposite sides of the quadrangular opening, each of the first groove and the second groove extending from an edge of the inferior wall toward the superior wall; and
a retention tab transversely cut in each lateral wall locating between the first groove and the second groove and extending from the superior wall toward the inferior wall, wherein each retention tab is outwardly lifted in an angle with respect to a surface of a lateral wall and has a retention edge;
the tubular female coupling member having:
a first end, a second end, an inferior wall, a superior wall and opposed lateral walls;
a quadrangular opening cut in a middle portion of the superior wall; and
a first groove and a second groove parallel to each other transversely cut in each lateral wall along two opposite sides of the quadrangular opening of the tubular female coupling member respectively, each of the first groove and the second groove extending from an edge of the superior wall toward the inferior wall;
wherein the quadrangular opening of the tubular female coupling member corresponds to the quadrangular opening of the tubular male coupling member so that each lateral wall at the quadrangular opening of the tubular male coupling member enters the quadrangular opening of the tubular female coupling member; and
wherein the first groove and the second groove of the tubular female coupling member corresponds to the first groove and the second groove of the tubular male coupling member respectively, allowing each retention tab of the tubular male coupling member to momentarily flex inwardly with respect to a surface of the surrounding wall of the male coupling member in order to tightly pass through the quadrangular opening of the tubular female coupling member such that when the retention tab recovers its position inside the cross-section of the tubular female coupling member, its retention edge is locked at an inner surface of the superior wall of the tubular female coupling member thus coupling the tubular male coupling member and the tubular female coupling member in a cross-shaped fashion.

US Pat. No. 10,458,143

POST SLEEVE ASSEMBLY

1. A post sleeve assembly, comprising:a body having a central longitudinal axis, a first end portion at a first end of the body along the longitudinal axis, a second end portion at a second end of the body opposite the first end along the longitudinal axis, a first aperture at the first end portion, and a second aperture at the second end portion;
a cavity extending through the body along the longitudinal axis from the first aperture to the second aperture such that the cavity is exposed to an external environment of the body through the first aperture and through the second aperture, the cavity bounded by an interior wall of the body, the interior wall including a plurality of standoff elements, each standoff element having a respective innermost surface; and
a plurality of stops, each of the stops adjacent to a respective one of the standoff elements, each of the stops extending from the interior wall toward the longitudinal axis without extending toward the longitudinal axis beyond the innermost surface of the respective adjacent standoff element, each of the stops having a bearing surface that is substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal axis.

US Pat. No. 10,458,125

MECHANICAL LOCKING SYSTEM FOR FLOOR PANELS

VALINGE INNOVATION AB, V...

1. A method for making a mechanical locking system between an edge of a first panel and an edge of a second panel, the first panel and the second panel each containing a wood based core, the locking system being formed at least partly in the wood based core and comprising protrusions formed in the wood based core, the wood based core of the first panel including a strip extending outwardly from the edge of the first panel, and a locking element extending from the strip in a vertical direction, wherein a vertically uppermost surface of the locking element is located vertically higher than a vertically uppermost surface of the strip, the method comprising:forming the protrusions at least partly by embossing within the vertically uppermost surface of the strip of the first panel, wherein the embossing comprises pressing a tool directly against the vertically uppermost surface of the strip.

US Pat. No. 10,458,123

SIDING PANEL AND ASSEMBLY

Progressive Foam Technolo...

1. A composite siding panel, comprising:a backing member having a front face, a rear face opposite the front face thereof, and longitudinally extending first and second side edges;
a siding member having a front face, a rear face opposite the front face thereof, and longitudinally-extending first and second side edges, and a cutout on the second side edge proximate a top end of the siding member; and
an adhesive coating that joins the rear face of the siding member to the front face of the backing member, wherein the adhesive coating runs substantially from the first side edge of the backing member to the second side edge of the backing member; and
wherein the first side edge of the siding member extends outwardly beyond the first side edge of the backing member to create an overhang, and the second side edge of the siding member is aligned with the second side edge of the backing member.

US Pat. No. 10,458,116

BUILDING ELEMENT MADE OF A FIBROUS MATERIAL AND BUILDING CONSTRUCTION UTILIZING SAME

1. A building element comprising:a block made of a fibrous material; and
forming elements disposed on the surfaces of the block including:
a pair of frames interconnected by at least one transverse brace to form a single structure,
a forming mesh disposed between the fibrous material block and the frames on top of the at least one transverse brace,
outer and inner walls which are fastened from an outer side of the frames, and
membranes disposed between the walls and the frames;
wherein an outer contour of the frames comprises curvilinear interlockable elements.

US Pat. No. 10,458,115

DISPLAY SYSTEM

Atomic Design, Inc., Lit...

1. A display system, comprising:a display support structure supported and extending upward from a floor;
a plurality of modular display panels positioned adjacent to each other and extending from the display support structure, each modular panel having:
a panel body with a front surface displayed outward from the display support structure; and
a plurality of fastener receiving passageways extending through the panel body; and
a plurality of modular display panel connectors unsupported by and not in contact with the display support structure and connecting the plurality of modular display panels from a rear planar surface side of the plurality of modular display panels, each modular panel connector having:
a connector plate with a front planar surface positioned along the rear planar surface side of the plurality of modular display panels; and
a plurality of fastener receiving through holes extending through the connector plate and corresponding to the plurality of fastener receiving passageways of the adjacently positioned modular display panels.

US Pat. No. 10,458,112

BACKWATER VALVE WITH CONTROL LINKAGE

1. A backwater valve, comprising:a hollow valve body having an inlet and an outlet that define a flow path;
a valve member pivotally movable about a pivot axis between an open position in which the valve member is away from the inlet and a closed position in which the valve member directly engages and covers the inlet to prevent fluid flow through the inlet, the pivot axis being disposed above the inlet;
a movable pressure member positioned in the hollow valve body that moves along a track adjacent to the valve member, the track extending below the pivot axis and in a linear, vertical direction that is perpendicular to the flow path, the movable pressure member moving linearly along the track between a release position above the valve member to permit pivotal movement of the valve member, and a locking position in which the pressure member intersects the flow path of the hollow valve body and is immediately adjacent to the valve member to secure the valve member in the closed position; and
a manual external locking activator accessible from outside of the hollow valve body that moves the pressure member between the release position and the locking position.

US Pat. No. 10,458,108

DUAL-BOWL TOILET

7. A method of conserving water use in a toilet, comprising:joining a second bowl rotatable and operable by a user-operable mechanism, to a first bowl having an upper rim, and a connected passage exiting the first bowl, allowing water to stand in the first bowl to the height of the entry of the sewer line, the first bowl connected via one or more internal passages to a water tank having a user-operable valve enabled to provide, when opened, water in the tank into the first bowl, flushing contents in the first bowl into the passage, and one or more remotely-operable spray openings on and through an inner surface of the first bowl, directed generally upward;
operating the user-operable mechanism, rotating the second bowl from a resting, upright position, to an inverted position facing downward into the first bowl, causing contents in the second bowl to drop into the first bowl;
operating the spray openings with the second bowl inverted, cleaning the second bowl;
returning the second bowl to the resting, upright position by operating the user-operable mechanism.

US Pat. No. 10,458,104

HIGH FLOW DRAIN CONTROL

1. A lockable plug device for sanitary ware, the lockable plug device comprises:a closure member operable to sealingly engage with an outlet or drain of a sanitary ware product; and
a closure mechanism, wherein the closure mechanism is linked to the closure member and is operable to displace the closure member relative to the outlet to open and close the outlet; and wherein the closure mechanism comprises a lock feature, which is operable to lock the closure member in an open position;
wherein the closure mechanism comprises a primary lever and a secondary lever, each comprising an upper end and a lower end;
wherein the upper end of the primary lever engages with the upper end of the secondary lever to control movement of the closure member via the lower end of the secondary lever,
wherein the lower end of the primary lever provides a load point, which is operable to rotate the primary lever about a pivot point thereby creating displacement of the upper end of the primary lever and consequential displacement of the upper end of the secondary lever wherein the primary and secondary levers are operable to move to a locked open position, wherein the upper ends of the primary and secondary levers are configured to resist rotational displacement caused by a closing force generated by water flowing through the outlet or the drain
wherein the upper end of the secondary lever comprises a slot and the upper end of the primary lever comprises a pin, wherein the pin engages with the slot such that upon rotation of the primary lever relative to the secondary lever the pin is displaced translationally along the slot to an extremity of the slot, wherein rotation of the secondary lever relative to the primary lever displaces the closure member to a locked open position when the pin reaches an extremity of the slot; and
the upper end of the secondary lever comprise a recess adjacent to the slot, wherein the recess is shallower than the slot, such that a step is defined to one side of the slot, wherein the step acts as a guide for the upper end of the primary lever to adopt a position associated with the closure member being fully open and an edge of the recess acts as a guide for the upper end of the primary lever in the event that a load, which is greater than the load generated by water flowing through the outlet or the drain, is applied to the closure member whilst in the locked open position.

US Pat. No. 10,458,096

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ALIGNING A FRONT LOADER IMPLEMENT

1. A system comprising:a carrier vehicle including two front loader arms;
an implement mount coupled to the carrier vehicle comprising a first mark, wherein the first mark is positioned on the implement mount between the two front loader arms; and
an implement detachably coupled to the implement mount comprising a second mark,
wherein the first mark and the second mark are both visually recognizable from the carrier vehicle between the two front loader arms when the implement is coupled to the implement mount,
wherein the second mark is positioned on the implement at a location that aligns with the first mark in a forward direction relative to the carrier vehicle when the implement is in position for coupling with the implement mount, and
wherein the first mark is positioned on the implement mount at a location that is aimed at the second mark from the perspective of the carrier vehicle when the carrier vehicle is aligned with the implement in the forward direction while the carrier vehicle moves towards the implement in the forward direction.

US Pat. No. 10,458,088

SOIL ADAPTIVE SMART CAISSON

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

US Pat. No. 10,458,079

BRIDGING SYSTEM

Bright Structures Limited...

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

US Pat. No. 10,458,074

ACCESS MAT COMPRISING SINGLE UNITARY PULTRUDED BODY

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

US Pat. No. 10,458,069

FIBROUS STRUCTURES

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

US Pat. No. 10,458,065

SYSTEM OF ENTANGLEMENT AVOIDANCE

Thomas Collins Tallagnon,...

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

US Pat. No. 10,458,060

ROTATABLE IRONING BOARD ASSEMBLY

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

US Pat. No. 10,458,059

BASEMENT ASSEMBLY FOR REDUCING NOISE LEVELS OF A HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCE

Whirlpool Corporation, B...

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

US Pat. No. 10,458,054

COMBINATION WASHING AND DRYING APPARATUS

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

US Pat. No. 10,458,052

KNIT TEXTILES AND UPPERS, AND PROCESSES FOR MAKING THE SAME

Nike, Inc., Beaverton, O...

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

US Pat. No. 10,458,036

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

EBARA CORPORATION, Tokyo...

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

US Pat. No. 10,458,033

SEPARATION OF ALPHA EMITTING SPECIES FROM PLATING BATHS

International Business Ma...

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

US Pat. No. 10,458,030

ION EXCHANGE MEMBRANE ELECTROLYTIC CELL

BLUESTAR (BEIJING) CHEMIC...

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

US Pat. No. 10,458,024

ELECTROCHEMICAL REACTION DEVICE

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA,...

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

US Pat. No. 10,458,018

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

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,458,013

FERRITIC STAINLESS STEEL AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCING SAME

JFE STEEL CORPORATION, C...

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

US Pat. No. 10,458,011

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

Mesocoat, Inc., Euclid, ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,458,010

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

Tokyo Electron Limited, ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,458,001

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

MTU AERO ENGINES AG, Mun...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,999

METHOD FOR PLATINUM GROUP METALS RECOVERY FROM SPENT CATALYSTS

YEDA RESEARCH AND DEVELOP...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,979

TRANSLOCATION CONTROL FOR SENSING BY A NANOPORE

STRATOS GENOMICS, INC., ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,971

METHOD OF MAKING AN ELECTROCHEMICAL SENSOR STRIP

ASCENSIA DIABETES CARE HO...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,934

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

Dovetail Genomics, LLC, ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,931

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

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,906

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

Staterra LLC, Woodinvill...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,895

WASHING OR CLEANING AGENT FOR REDUCING MALODORS

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,876

SELECTIVE NAPHTHA REFORMING PROCESSES

Phillips 66 Company, Hou...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,870

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

SHIJIAZHUANG CHENGZHI YON...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,869

LIQUID CRYSTAL COMPOSITION AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY DEVICE

Jiangsu Hecheng Display T...

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

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

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

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

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,863

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,861

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

CARBO CERAMICS, INC., Ho...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,853

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

ARIZONA BOARD OF REGENTS ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,847

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

SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,841

ALLYL ACRYLATE CROSSLINKERS FOR PSAS

3M Innovative Properties ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,828

LAMINATE AND GAS BARRIER FILM

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,821

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

ROLAND DG CORPORATION, S...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,792

POLARIZING PLATE PROTECTIVE FILM, POLARIZING PLATE, AND DISPLAY DEVICE

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,784

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

SIEMENS INDUSTRY, INC., ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,779

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

SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., L...

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,765

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

Bridgestone Corporation, ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,762

DIACRYLATE COMPOUND, COMPOSITION THEREOF, AND CURED PRODUCT THEREOF

MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL C...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,757

HIGH PRESSURE FREE-RADICAL POLYMERIZATIONS

Dow Global Technologies L...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,753

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

Chevron Phillips Chemical...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,699

ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENT MATERIALS AND DEVICES

Universal Display Corpora...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,698

CHIRAL REAGENTS FOR PREPARATION OF SUBSTITUTED PHOSPHORODIAMIDATE MORPHOLINO OLIGOMERS

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

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

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

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

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

wherein:
Base is selected from the group consisting of:

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

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

wherein:
Base is selected from the group consisting of:

Base? is independently selected from the group consisting of:

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

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,686

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

Hoffmann-La Roche Inc., ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,682

SMALL MOLECULES THAT BIND MR1

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,663

PYRAZOL-PYRIDINE DERIVATIVES

Hoffmann-La Roche Inc., ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,658

COMPOUNDS FOR OPTICALLY ACTIVE DEVICES

Merck Patent GmbH, Darms...

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,655

COMPOUNDS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR INHIBITION OF FASN

FORMA THERAPEUTICS, INC.,...

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

L is

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,653

ADENYLYL CYCLASE INHIBITORS FOR CHRONIC PAIN AND OPIOID DEPENDENCE

Purdue Research Foundatio...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,643

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

YALE UNIVERSITY, New Hav...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,639

FLUORESCENT REGULATORS OF RASSF1A EXPRESSION AND HUMAN CANCER CELL PROLIFERATION

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY, W...

1. A compound that has the structure:

US Pat. No. 10,457,635

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

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,630

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

Arkema France, Colombes ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,614

PORTABLE COMPOST RETENTION UNIT WITH REMOVABLE PARTITION

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,597

ADHESION PROMOTERS AND GEL-MODIFIERS FOR OLEFIN METATHESIS COMPOSITIONS

Materia, Inc., Pasadena,...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,595

LASER WELDED GLASS PACKAGES

Corning Incorporated, Co...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,586

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

PGBC INTELLECTUAL HOLDING...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,562

ANTI-CORROSION SOL-GEL MATERIAL

Trent University, Peterb...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,561

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

MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORP...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,555

METHOD FOR MAKING CARBON NANOTUBE ARRAY

Tsinghua University, Bei...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,554

CARBON NANOTUBES AND METHODS OF MAKING CARBON NANOTUBES

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,551

HEAT AND HYDROGEN GENERATION DEVICE WITH ECU CONTROLLING AIR FEED DEVICE

Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,546

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

UNITED MICROELECTRONICS C...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,545

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

STMICROELECTRONICS S.R.L....

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,544

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

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft z...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,542

SAFETY STIRRUP FOR HORSEBACK RIDING

TENUTA MONTEMAGNO HORSES ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,540

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,524

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

KONE CORPORATION, Helsin...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,508

SHEET MATERIALS SEPARATION-AIDING APPARATUS

OYABE SEIKI CO., LTD, To...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,500

AGRICULTURAL VEHICLE PNEUMATIC DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,494

HEATED BELT SCRAPER BAR APPARATUS

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,477

SLICED ASSEMBLY TYPE CONTAINER AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Shanghai CIMC YangShan Lo...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,469

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,464

CUSHION STRUCTURE AND PACKAGING ASSEMBLY

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,461

CONTAINER WITH INNER PACKAGE

Philip Morris Products S....

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,460

PACKAGING BAG

YUSHIN CO., LTD., Niigat...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,456

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

TOPPAN PRINTING CO., LTD....

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,430

APPARATUS FOR COUPLING PLASTIC CAN CARRIERS TO CANS

American Canning Machines...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,425

SPACECRAFT WITH ANTI NADIR BATTERY RADIATOR

The Boeing Company, Chic...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,423

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AIRCRAFT FAILURE PREDICTION

The Boeing Company, Chic...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,419

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,394

AIRSHIP LAUNCH FROM A CARGO AIRSHIP

STRATOSPHERIC AIRSHIPS, L...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,379

BACKUP SYSTEM

The Boeing Company, Chic...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,369

FOOT PEDAL-POWERED IMPELLER SYSTEM

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,364

MASK-TYPE GOGGLES USED FOR SWIMMING AND DIVING

DONGGUAN LONGWELL SPORTS ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,359

SYSTEM AND METHOD TO PREVENT THE BIOFOULING OF AN OUTDRIVE

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,355

MOTILE BUOYANCY DEVICE INCLUDING NON-NEWTONIAN MATERIAL

Renoun, LLC, Shelburne, ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,354

VESSEL HAVING AN IMPROVED HULL SHAPE

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,351

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

Robert Bosch GMBH, Stutt...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,348

BICYCLE REAR SUSPENSION

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,346

VEHICLE

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,345

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING AN AUTOMOTIVE MIRROR

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,342

TRAVELING APPARATUS

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,341

UNDERBODY CHANNEL VORTEX GENERATORS

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,340

ADJUSTABLE BODY SKIRTING ASSEMBLY AND A VEHICLE

GM Global Technology Oper...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,338

AERODYNAMIC REAR DRAG REDUCTION SYSTEM FOR A TRAILER

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,336

FLOORING APPARATUS AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURE

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,329

VEHICLE FRONT PORTION STRUCTURE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,319

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

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA,...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,316

COMPACT STEERING

Yoav Netzer, Moers (DE)

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,295

TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM AND VEHICLE FOR SUPERSONIC TRANSPORT

Supersonic Tubevehicle LL...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,278

LANE CHANGING SUPPORT APPARATUS

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,263

BRAKE ADJUSTMENT DETECTION USING WSS BASED THERMAL MEASUREMENT

Bendix Commercial Vehicle...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,259

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

Robert Bosch Gmbh, Stutt...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,257

DRIVING SUPPORT APPARATUS AND DRIVING SUPPORT METHOD

MANDO CORPORATION, Pyeon...

1. A driving support apparatus comprising:a detection circuit, including a camera, configured to detect a driving lane on which a user's vehicle and a front vehicle located in front of the user's vehicle are driving based on image data output from a camera which detects the front;
a first calculation circuit configured to calculate a second front vehicle width for the front vehicle based on a first front vehicle width for the front vehicle measured on the image data, a first driving lane width for the driving lane measured on the image data, and a second driving lane width corresponding to an actual lane width of the driving lane predetermined according to a characteristic of the driving lane; and
a second calculation circuit configured to calculate a distance from the front vehicle based on a focal length of the camera, the first front vehicle width, and the second front vehicle width;
wherein the characteristic of the driving lane for determining the second driving lane width includes one or more of a region where the driving lane exists, a road type of the driving lane, and a limited speed of the driving lane, and
wherein the second front vehicle width is determined as a value generated by dividing a value, which is generated by multiplying the first driving lane width and the second driving lane width, by the first front vehicle width.

US Pat. No. 10,457,253

DEVICE FOR CLEANING A SENSOR FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE

1. A device for cleaning a sensor of a motor vehicle, comprising:means for simultaneous or sequential distribution via a distribution orifice in a distribution nozzle of a first fluid and/or a second fluid separately routed to said distribution nozzle via a first admission channel and/or via a second admission channel, respectively; and
means for moving said distribution nozzle in a linear sliding motion between a rest position and a deployed position, wherein said means for moving the distribution nozzle include common means shared with the means for simultaneous or sequential distribution,
wherein said common means include at least one piston rendered mobile by the pressure exerted by the first fluid and the associated piston rod of which has an end connected to the distribution nozzle, and
wherein the first admission channel and the second admission channel are parallel to each other and wherein the distribution nozzle is in line with the first and second admission channels.

US Pat. No. 10,457,245

GAS GENERATOR

DAICEL CORPORATION, Osak...

1. A gas generator comprising, in a cylindrical housing, a combustion chamber which is filled with gas generating agents as a gas source, and a gas discharge port for discharging a gas generated by combustion of the gas generating agents,the combustion chamber including,
an ignition device which includes an igniter and closes a first end opening of the cylindrical housing, a partition wall which closes a second end opening of the cylindrical housing on the side axially opposite to the first end opening, and a perforated cylindrical body which is disposed in an inner space of the cylindrical housing,
the igniter having an igniter main body, which includes an ignition portion, and an igniter collar which surrounds and holds the igniter main body;
the perforated cylindrical body being disposed such that a first end thereof surrounds the ignition portion of the igniter, and a second end of the perforated cylindrical body being disposed on the axially opposite side located on the side of the partition wall;
an inside space of the perforated cylindrical body being a first chamber which is filled with part of the gas generating agents, and an outside space of the perforated cylindrical body being a second chamber which is filled with the remaining gas generating agents; and
the gas discharge port being a through hole which is formed in a portion of the partition wall facing the second chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,457,235

OCCUPANT DETECTING SYSTEM

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

1. An occupant detection system comprising:a load detector detecting a load of an object placed on a seat;
a temperature detector disposed adjacent to the load detector and detecting a temperature;
a correction controller configured to correct the load detected by the load detector when (i) and (ii) are met:
(i) a time change amount of the temperature detected by the temperature detector is larger than a predetermined threshold value of the time change amount of the temperature, and
(ii) the time change amount of the load detected by the load detector is smaller than a predetermined threshold value of the time change amount of the load, wherein the correction controller corrects the load detected by the load detector by subtracting the time change amount of the load from the load detected by the load detector; and
a determination controller configured to determine a sitting condition of the object on the seat by using the load corrected by the correction controller.

US Pat. No. 10,457,234

VEHICLE FRONT PASSENGER SEAT AIRBAG DEVICE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A vehicle front passenger seat airbag device comprising:a plurality of inflators each comprising a squib;
an airbag including:
a front passenger seat airbag that is inflated and deployed on receipt of gas supplied from the plurality of the inflators, and that is inflated and deployed at a vehicle front side of an occupant seated in a front passenger seat, and
a center airbag that is inflated and deployed at a vehicle width direction center side of the front passenger seat airbag, and that includes a vehicle-rear-side end that projects out further toward a vehicle rear side when inflated and deployed than a rear end of the front passenger seat airbag when inflated and deployed; and
a controller that controls timings for igniting each squib included in the plurality of inflators such that a peak internal pressure of the airbag inflated and deployed when an oblique collision or small overlap collision has occurred is delayed, compared to a peak internal pressure of the airbag inflated and deployed when a head-on collision has occurred, wherein
the controller causes a timing for igniting at least one of the squibs ignited second or later out of the squibs included in the plurality of inflators to be delayed in cases in which an oblique collision or small overlap collision has occurred, compared to a timing for igniting the corresponding squib in cases in which a head-on collision has occurred;
the plurality of inflators include a first squib, a second squib, and a third squib; and
the controller causes:
the second squib and the third squib to ignite, after igniting the first squib and at substantially a same time as each other in cases in which a head-on collision has occurred, and
the third squib to ignite, after sequentially igniting the first squib and then the second squib and before inflation and deployment of the airbag is completed in cases in which an oblique collision or small overlap collision has occurred.

US Pat. No. 10,457,222

ELECTRONICS SYSTEMS CLUSTER WITH INTERLOCKING BRACKETS

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. An electronics systems cluster, comprising:a plurality of brackets;
a plurality of electronic devices held in said plurality of brackets; and
an interlocking feature securing said plurality of brackets directly together wherein said interlocking feature includes a plurality of cooperating dovetail connectors.

US Pat. No. 10,457,196

VEHICLE LIGHT ASSEMBLY

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A vehicle light assembly comprising:a housing disposed within a bumper;
first and second light sources disposed within the housing; and
a first optic optically coupled with the first light source, wherein the first light source and first optic illuminate a first illumination zone and the second light source illuminates a second illumination zone, the second illumination zone larger than the first illumination zone.

US Pat. No. 10,457,172

LOWER GUIDE FRAME OF A VERTICAL SUSPENSION SYSTEM, SLIDING SEAT GUIDE OF A VEHICLE SEAT, VERTICAL SUSPENSION SYSTEM FOR A VEHICLE SEAT, AND VEHICLE SEAT

1. A lower guide frame for a vertical suspension system of a vehicle seat, the lower guide frame being attached to a slidable seat guide assembly which in turn is configured for mounting to a floor of a vehicle, the lower guide frame comprising:a first lateral frame member and, spaced apart and parallel thereto, a second lateral frame member, which are connected to each other via a lower crosspiece having a first end and an opposing second end, the first end including a lower surface with a first recess; and
a first one-piece reinforcing profile including a horizontal portion, an oblique portion and a vertical portion, the horizontal portion being positioned over an upper surface of the first lateral frame member and the lower cross piece; the oblique portion being straight and extending between and continuously adjoining the horizontal portion to the vertical portion, and oriented obliquely downwards and outwards with respect to the upper surface of the first lateral frame member, wherein the oblique portion transitions to the vertical portion directly lateral to the first recess; and the vertical portion extending downward from the oblique portion and, in an assembled state of the lower guide frame, a lower end of the downward extending vertical portion extends lateral to the slidable seat guide assembly and just above the vehicle floor.

US Pat. No. 10,457,169

VEHICLE SEAT

TOYOTA BOSHOKU KABUSHIKI ...

1. A vehicle seat with a foldable ottoman, the vehicle seat comprising:a base mounted to a floor of a vehicle;
a seat cushion that is placed on the base and configured to be tippable upward towards a storage position with a rotating shaft as a fulcrum;
an ottoman that is provided on a front side of the seat cushion and extractable between a normal position and an extracted position;
a seat back that is provided in a rear end of the seat cushion; and
a storage locking mechanism that is capable of relatively moving the ottoman with respect to the seat cushion in a storing direction which is a direction opposite to an extracting direction,
wherein the storage locking mechanism is released so that the ottoman is movable in the storing direction when one of the following states is satisfied:
i) a state where the storage locking mechanism is operated;
ii) a state where the seat cushion is tipped upward to a tippable state;
iii) a state where the seat back is tilted forward to a forward-tiltable state; and
iv) a state where the seat cushion is tipped upward to the tippable state and where the seat back is tilted forward to the forward-tiltable state.

US Pat. No. 10,457,153

CHARGING STATION SYSTEM FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLES WITH INTERCONNECTIONS BETWEEN POWER AND COOLING MAIN COMPONENTS

Dr. Ing. h.c. F. Porsche ...

1. A charging station system comprising:at least one housing;
a plurality of main components located inside the at least one housing and including:
a first main component having a first power supply module to output a first direct current line branch and a second power supply module to output a second direct current line branch, wherein the first main component and the second main component are configured to be connected to a transformation station to receive an alternating current input;
a second main component having:
a first cooling module that includes a first coolant line with a first cooling power, and
a second cooling module that includes a second coolant line with a second cooling power that is same or different from the first cooling power;
a first charging pole connected to the first cooling module of the second main component by the first coolant line; and
a second charging pole connected to the second cooling module of the second main component by the second coolant line;
wherein:
each one of the first cooling module and the second cooling module is configured to cool a maximum of three power supply modules together with three charging poles,
the first charging pole is connected to the first power supply module of the first main component by the first direct current line branch, and
the second charging pole is connected to the second power supply module of the second main component by the second direct current line branch.

US Pat. No. 10,457,148

SOLAR CAR

EPIC BATTERY INC., Fremo...

1. A solar car comprising:a structural frame;
an electric motor;
a battery to power the electric motor; and
a solar car panel coupled to the structural frame, the solar car panel forming an exterior surface of the solar car, and the solar car panel including:
a solar cell to charge the battery, wherein the solar cell has a three-dimensional shape that corresponds to the exterior surface of the solar car;
a first encapsulant layer that at least partially encapsulates the solar cell, wherein the first encapsulant layer includes polychlorotrifluoroethylene (PCTFE);
a second encapsulant layer on the first encapsulant layer, wherein the second encapsulant layer at least partially encapsulates the solar cell, and wherein the second encapsulant layer includes silicone; and
a third encapsulant layer on the second encapsulant layer, wherein the third encapsulant layer at least partially encapsulates the solar cell, and wherein the third encapsulant layer includes glass.

US Pat. No. 10,457,142

VARIABLE SPEED ONBOARD AUXILIARY POWER SYSTEM FOR AN AGRICULTURAL IMPLEMENT

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. An auxiliary power system for an agricultural implement, comprising:a variable speed hydraulic drive motor configured for receiving hydraulic oil from a tow vehicle;
an electric alternator coupled with and driven by the hydraulic drive motor;
at least one auxiliary electrical component, onboard the implement, which is coupled with and adapted to receive electrical power from the alternator;
at least one load indicator for indicating a dynamic cumulative electrical load of the at least one auxiliary electrical component; and
an electrical processing circuit coupled with the at least one load indicator and the hydraulic drive motor, the electrical processing circuit being configured to vary the speed of the hydraulic drive motor, dependent on the indicated dynamic cumulative electrical load,
wherein the electrical processing circuit
compares the indicated dynamic cumulative electrical load with an instantaneous output level from the alternator; and
if the dynamic cumulative electrical load is greater than the instantaneous output level from the alternator, then increases the operating speed of the hydraulic drive motor to thereby increase the output level from the alternator; or
if the dynamic cumulative electrical load is less than the instantaneous output level from the alternator, then decreases the operating speed of the hydraulic drive motor to thereby decrease the output level from the alternator.