US Pat. No. 10,457,699

ORGANIC ELECTROLUMINESCENT MATERIALS AND DEVICES

Universal Display Corpora...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,698

CHIRAL REAGENTS FOR PREPARATION OF SUBSTITUTED PHOSPHORODIAMIDATE MORPHOLINO OLIGOMERS

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

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

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

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

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

wherein:
Base is selected from the group consisting of:

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

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

wherein:
Base is selected from the group consisting of:

Base? is independently selected from the group consisting of:

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

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,694

COMPOUND AND ORGANIC PHOTOELECTRONIC DEVICE AND IMAGE SENSOR

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,686

[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. 10,457,665

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

Universite De Nantes, (F...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,663

PYRAZOL-PYRIDINE DERIVATIVES

Hoffmann-La Roche Inc., ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,659

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR INCREASING PROLIFERATION OF ADULT SALIVARY STEM CELLS

The Board of Trustees of ...

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

or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,457,658

COMPOUNDS FOR OPTICALLY ACTIVE DEVICES

Merck Patent GmbH, Darms...

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,655

COMPOUNDS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR INHIBITION OF FASN

FORMA THERAPEUTICS, INC.,...

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

L is

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,653

ADENYLYL CYCLASE INHIBITORS FOR CHRONIC PAIN AND OPIOID DEPENDENCE

Purdue Research Foundatio...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,643

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

YALE UNIVERSITY, New Hav...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,639

FLUORESCENT REGULATORS OF RASSF1A EXPRESSION AND HUMAN CANCER CELL PROLIFERATION

GEORGETOWN UNIVERSITY, W...

1. A compound that has the structure:

US Pat. No. 10,457,635

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

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,630

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

Arkema France, Colombes ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,623

PROCESS FOR THE PREPARATION OF LUBIPROSTONE AND INTERMEDIATES THEREOF

CHIROGATE INTERNATIONAL I...

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

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

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

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,620

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

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,614

PORTABLE COMPOST RETENTION UNIT WITH REMOVABLE PARTITION

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,597

ADHESION PROMOTERS AND GEL-MODIFIERS FOR OLEFIN METATHESIS COMPOSITIONS

Materia, Inc., Pasadena,...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,595

LASER WELDED GLASS PACKAGES

Corning Incorporated, Co...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,589

LITHIUM SILICATE DIOPSIDE GLASS CERAMICS

Ivoclar Vivadent AG, Sch...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,586

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

PGBC INTELLECTUAL HOLDING...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,562

ANTI-CORROSION SOL-GEL MATERIAL

Trent University, Peterb...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,561

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

MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORP...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,555

METHOD FOR MAKING CARBON NANOTUBE ARRAY

Tsinghua University, Bei...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,554

CARBON NANOTUBES AND METHODS OF MAKING CARBON NANOTUBES

KING ABDULLAH UNIVERSITY ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,551

HEAT AND HYDROGEN GENERATION DEVICE WITH ECU CONTROLLING AIR FEED DEVICE

Toyota Jidosha Kabushiki ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,547

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

DunAn Microstaq, Inc., A...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,546

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

UNITED MICROELECTRONICS C...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,545

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

STMICROELECTRONICS S.R.L....

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,544

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

Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft z...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,543

ELECTROSTATIC ACTUATOR AND SWITCH

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,542

SAFETY STIRRUP FOR HORSEBACK RIDING

TENUTA MONTEMAGNO HORSES ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,540

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,524

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. 10,457,510

RECORDING APPARATUS

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,508

SHEET MATERIALS SEPARATION-AIDING APPARATUS

OYABE SEIKI CO., LTD, To...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,500

AGRICULTURAL VEHICLE PNEUMATIC DISTRIBUTION SYSTEM

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,494

HEATED BELT SCRAPER BAR APPARATUS

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,477

SLICED ASSEMBLY TYPE CONTAINER AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Shanghai CIMC YangShan Lo...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,469

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,464

CUSHION STRUCTURE AND PACKAGING ASSEMBLY

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,461

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. 10,457,431

COFFEE POD POINT OF SALE FABRICATION DEVICE

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,430

APPARATUS FOR COUPLING PLASTIC CAN CARRIERS TO CANS

American Canning Machines...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,425

SPACECRAFT WITH ANTI NADIR BATTERY RADIATOR

The Boeing Company, Chic...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,423

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AIRCRAFT FAILURE PREDICTION

The Boeing Company, Chic...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,419

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,394

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. 10,457,335

VEHICULAR MUD GUARD STRUCTURE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,329

VEHICLE FRONT PORTION STRUCTURE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,327

METHOD AND SYSTEM OF ASSISTING A DRIVER OF A VEHICLE

Nissan North America, Inc...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,319

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

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA,...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,316

COMPACT STEERING

Yoav Netzer, Moers (DE)

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,307

WIRELESS CROSSING ACTIVATION SYSTEM AND METHOD

Westinghouse Air Brake Te...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,299

TRAIN STOP TIMER

Westinghouse Air Brake Te...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,295

TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM AND VEHICLE FOR SUPERSONIC TRANSPORT

Supersonic Tubevehicle LL...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,278

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. 10,457,260

VEHICLE BRAKE CONTROL DEVICE

ADVICS CO., LTD., Kariya...

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

US Pat. No. 10,457,259

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

Robert Bosch Gmbh, Stutt...

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

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. 10,457,236

CAPACITIVE SEAT OCCUPANCY DETECTION AND CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM

1. A capacitive seat occupancy detection and classification system, includingan impedance measurement circuit, comprising:
a signal voltage source that is configured for providing periodic electrical measurement signals at an output port, wherein a capacitive sensor is electrically connectable to the output port for receiving the electrical measurement signals, and wherein the signal voltage source is configured to generate periodic measurement signals of N different fundamental frequencies, wherein N is a natural number of at least 3,
a sense current measurement circuit that is configured to determine complex sense currents that are being generated in the capacitive sensor by the provided periodic measurement signals of the at least N different fundamental frequencies,
a signal processing unit that is configured to:
determine a complex impedance from each of the determined sense currents with reference to a complex reference potential, and to
provide output signals that are representative of the complex impedances determined at the at least N different fundamental frequencies,
and
a control and evaluation unit that is configured to:
receive the output signals provided by the signal processing unit,
compare each of the complex impedances determined at the at least N different fundamental frequencies to predetermined threshold values,
based on the result of the comparing, determine a seat occupancy class for each one of the complex impedances determined at the at least N different fundamental frequencies, and to
determine a final seat occupancy class derived at least in part by a majority among the seat occupancy classes determined for each one of the complex impedances determined at one of the at least N different fundamental frequencies,
wherein N equals [(2×n)+1], with n being a natural number larger than 1 representing the number of potential resonances or electromagnetic (EM) narrowband interferences.

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. 10,457,163

OCCUPANT DETECTION AND CLASSIFICATION SYSTEM

JOYSON SAFETY SYSTEMS ACQ...

1. A system for classifying an occupant of a vehicle seat comprising:a sensing electrode located in in the seat;
a sensing circuit configured to provide a current to the sensing electrode;
wherein the sensing circuit is configured to measure a quadrature component of the current provided to the sensing electrode;
a controller that is configured to detect and classify the occupant by comparing a measure of the quadrature component of the current provided to the sensing electrode to a threshold; and
wherein the measure of the quadrature component of the current provided to the sensing electrode is adjusted by an offset value that varies based on a value of a non-volatile counter, and wherein the value of the non-volatile counter is based on the number of times that an occupant is detected to be sitting in the vehicle seat.

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.

US Pat. No. 10,457,133

VEHICLE AND DRIVE CIRCUIT UNIT

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

1. A vehicle comprising:a motor;
a power source; and
a drive circuit unit configured to convert electric power from the power source and supply the converted electric power to the motor;
the drive circuit unit including:
a drive circuit configured to perform power conversion;
a first terminal electrically connected to the drive circuit, and which is configured to input or output electric power with respect to an exterior of the drive circuit unit via a first cable; and
a front protruding portion formed by extending a portion of a front side surface of the drive circuit unit in a forward direction in a longitudinal direction of the vehicle;
wherein the first terminal is disposed on the front protruding portion in an upwardly facing manner, at a more rearward position than a front end of the front protruding portion.

US Pat. No. 10,457,128

SYSTEM AND METHODS FOR A TRUCK BOX COVER

1. A truck box cover system comprising:a frame comprising a first cover member, a second cover member, and a third cover member;
a truck box comprising a first body panel, a second body panel, and a box end panel;
a plurality of assemblies operatively connected between the frame and the first and second body panels and configured to move the frame relative to the truck box between a first position and a second position;
a top supported by the frame; and
a continuous compliant member supported by and extending from the frame to the first body panel, the second body panel, and the box end panel;
whereby in the first position the frame, the first body panel, the second body panel, and the box end panel are juxtaposed and the compliant member is disposed within the first body panel and the second body panel; and
whereby in the second position the frame and is spaced from the first body panel, the second body panel, and the box end panel and the compliant member defines three walls.

US Pat. No. 10,457,114

ACTIVE ENGINE HOOD VENTING SYSTEMS AND CONTROL LOGIC FOR OPERATING ACTIVE HOOD VENTS

GM Global Technology Oper...

1. A method for regulating operation of an active venting device fluidly coupled to a vent in an engine hood covering an engine compartment of a motor vehicle, the motor vehicle including an engine assembly located within the engine compartment, the active venting device being switchable between closed and open states to respectively obstruct and unobstruct the vent, the method comprising:determining, via a vehicle controller, if a calibrated vehicle venting condition exists, the calibrated vehicle venting condition including a current speed of the motor vehicle exceeding a calibrated highway cruise speed concurrent with an engine operating temperature of the engine assembly exceeding a calibrated nominal engine temperature;
determining, via the vehicle controller, if a calibrated vehicle speed condition exists, the calibrated vehicle speed condition including the current speed of the motor vehicle exceeding the calibrated highway cruise speed concurrent with the engine operating temperature of the engine assembly not exceeding the calibrated nominal engine temperature;
responsive to a determination that the calibrated vehicle venting condition exists, transmitting a first command signal to the active venting device to transition to the open state and thereby allow venting fluid flow through the vent; and
responsive to a determination that the calibrated vehicle speed condition exists, transmitting a second command signal to the active venting device to transition to the closed state and thereby restrict the venting fluid flow through the vent.

US Pat. No. 10,457,109

VEHICLE HEIGHT ADJUSTMENT DEVICE

Showa Corporation, Gyoda...

1. A vehicle height adjustment device comprising:an actuator driven when supplied with a current and configured to change a relative position of a body of a vehicle relative to an axle of a wheel of the vehicle;
a detector configured to detect the relative position; and
a controller configured to control the current supplied to the actuator to make the relative position equal to a target value so as to adjust a vehicle height of the body, wherein
the controller is configured to alternately supply an increase current and a maintenance current to the actuator when a detection value of the detector is smaller than a predetermined threshold, the increase current increasing the relative position to increase the vehicle height, the maintenance current maintaining the relative position to maintain the vehicle height, and
the controller is configured to set the maintenance current to be less than a predetermined first reference current, the controller is configured to set the increase current to be equal to or higher than the first reference current and equal to or lower than a predetermined second reference current, which is determined in advance to be higher than the first reference current, and the controller is configured to set a decrease current to be higher than the second reference current, the decrease current decreasing the relative position to decrease the vehicle height.

US Pat. No. 10,457,097

HIGH TRACK DRIVE SYSTEM FOR TRACK WORK VEHICLE

1. A track work vehicle comprising:an axle input shaft defining a first axis of rotation;
a differential gear case having at least one planetary gear set;
a track drive system contained, at least in part, in the differential gear case and including:
a first gear coupled to the axle input shaft;
a second gear coupled to the first gear;
a bevel gear assembly coupled to the second gear;
a bevel gear set coupled to the at least one planetary gear set;
at least one drive axle shaft coupled to the at least one planetary gear set; and
a drive wheel for driving a continuous ground-engaging track,
wherein the at least one drive axle shaft has a second axis of rotation that is vertically offset from the first axis of rotation and substantially coaxial with a centerline of the drive wheel and intersects a third axis of rotation associated with the bevel gear assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,457,095

HUB-BEARING ASSEMBLY FOR A VEHICLE WHEEL

1. A hub-bearing assembly having an axis of rotation and comprising:an outer bearing ring radially bordered by a cylindrical outer surface coaxial to the axis of rotation and axially delimited by an annular surface transverse to the axis of rotation and adjacent to the cylindrical outer surface;
an inner bearing ring defining with the outer ring an interspace, and provided with a flange that is transverse to the axis of rotation; and
a sealing device, which is interposed between the outer ring and the inner ring to prevent the entry in the hub-bearing assembly of any impurities through the interspace, and provides:
a first sealing shield joined to the outer ring and supporting a static sealing lip extending axially beyond the annular surface towards the flange;
a second sealing shield is joined with the inner ring the second sealing shield has an annular wall arranged against the flange and positioned such that the static sealing lip located on the first sealing shield faces the annular wall of the second sealing shield so that the static sealing lip extends toward the annular wall, wherein a portion of the second sealing shield extends axially to form a cylindrical portion that is located radially farther from the axis of rotation than the cylindrical outer surface of the outer bearing ring to form an aperture therebetween;
the sealing device provides a dynamic lip joined to the annular wall of the second sealing shield and directed towards the annular surface of the outer ring and is configured such that the dynamic lip drives impurities toward the annular surface, a seal material which forms the dynamic lip also extends from the dynamic lip over the cylindrical portion such that the seal material is located between the cylindrical portion and the cylindrical outer surface.

US Pat. No. 10,457,092

WHEEL WEIGHT ASSEMBLY

1. A wheel weight assembly for a vehicle having a wheel hub, the wheel weight assembly comprising:a wheel weight comprising a mounting aperture, the mounting aperture defining a fixed axis; and
a mounting assembly that is positioned in the mounting aperture so as to pivot relative thereto, the mounting assembly comprising:
a hook that is positioned laterally inboard of the wheel hub; and
a rotator that is positioned laterally outboard of the wheel weight and coupled to the hook, the rotator being configured to rotate the hook, about the fixed axis, from a first position, in which the hook is not engaged with the wheel hub, to a second position in which the hook is engaged with the wheel hub.

US Pat. No. 10,457,091

PAINTBRUSH HOLDING SYSTEM

1. A system for holding paintbrushes, said system comprising:a container having an interior and a bottom; and
a holder configured to be disposed in said interior, said holder including a circumferentially disposed cylindrical wall and a pair of intersecting cross walls that are each connected to an interior of said cylindrical wall, a plurality of legs, wherein each of said legs is connected to said cylindrical wall with each leg being spaced circumferentially between each connection of said pair of cross walls with said cylindrical wall, and a plurality of hangers fixedly secured to said holder with each hanger configured to removably receive a paintbrush thereon;
wherein each of said cross walls include at least one of said hangers, and wherein at least one of said hangers is disposed at the connection of each leg with said cylindrical wall, and wherein said holder is positioned above said bottom of said container when said holder is disposed in said container with said container configured to retain liquid into which the bristles of the paintbrush are submerged when retained on said hanger.

US Pat. No. 10,457,085

ASSEMBLY FOR DISPENSING FULL ADHESIVE NOTES

3M Innovative Properties ...

1. An assembly for dispensing adhesive notes comprising:a pad comprising a plurality of adhesive notes, wherein each adhesive note in the plurality includes a sheet having a front face and a back face and an adhesive on the back face of the sheet and wherein the adhesive covers at least 75% of the surface area of the back face of the sheet; and
a dispenser including a retention feature adapted to receive and secure the pad, the retention feature comprising a pillar having a mounting face and a recessed portion surrounding the pillar;
wherein the adhesive note directly adjacent to the pillar is adhered to the mounting face of the pillar and wherein a surface area of the adhesive is greater than a surface area of the mounting face, and wherein a geometric center of the adhesive is aligned over the mounting face.

US Pat. No. 10,457,070

SYSTEM FOR TREATING THE SURFACES OF THREE-DIMENSIONAL (3D) OBJECTS PRIOR TO PRINTING THE SURFACES

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. An object surface treatment system comprising:an applicator;
a supply of a chemical operatively connected to the applicator;
a pump pneumatically connected between the supply of the chemical and the applicator;
a chamber having walls to form an interior volume, the chamber having a support within the interior volume of the chamber for supporting an object placed within the interior volume of the chamber and a lid configured to close the chamber;
a flexible member mounted to the lid of the chamber;
a vacuum source operatively connected to the interior volume of the chamber;
a plurality of actuators, one of the actuators being operatively connected to the applicator and another of the actuators being operatively connected to the lid; and
a controller operatively connected to the pump, the plurality of actuators, and the vacuum source, the controller being configured to operate the one actuator to move the applicator to a surface of the flexible member, to operate the pump to supply the chemical from the supply to the applicator for application to the surface of the flexible member, to operate the other actuator to move the lid to close the chamber, to operate the vacuum source to produce a vacuum within the interior volume of the chamber and move a portion of the surface of the flexible member into engagement with a surface of the object on the support within the interior volume of the chamber, to cease operation of the vacuum source to enable the flexible member to return to a position adjacent the lid, and to operate the other actuator to remove the lid from the chamber to enable removal of the object from the chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,457,063

INK JET HEAD AND INK JET RECORDING APPARATUS

KONICA MINOLTA, INC., To...

1. An ink jet head comprising:a head chip including:
a plurality of nozzles that eject ink;
a plurality of pressure chambers that communicate with the respective nozzles, and store ink;
a plurality of pressure generating means that correspond to the respective pressure chambers, and apply pressure to the ink in the corresponding pressure chambers;
a plurality of discrete circulation flow paths that branch from ink flow paths extending from inlets of the pressure chambers to outlets of the nozzles, and are capable of discharging the ink in the pressure chambers; and
a common circulation flow path with which at least two of the discrete circulation flow paths communicate; and
a common supply liquid chamber that is provided on an upper surface of the head chip, and stores ink to be commonly supplied to the respective pressure chambers through a plurality of ink supply holes formed in the upper surface of the head chip;
wherein the plurality of pressure chambers are located vertically between the plurality of nozzles and the common supply liquid chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,457,057

METHOD FOR DRY SHIPMENT OF PRINTHEADS

Memjet Technology Limited...

1. A method of preparing a printhead for dry shipment comprising the steps of:treating an ink pathway in the printhead with an aqueous treatment fluid comprising at least one ink-soluble solvent having a boiling point of at least 150 degrees; and
drying the printhead so as to leave a film of liquid solvent on a surface of the ink pathway, the film of liquid solvent solubilizing organic materials leached or volatilized from the printhead during dry storage or shipment.

US Pat. No. 10,457,055

REPLACEABLE CARTRIDGE WITH LID MANIFOLD

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. A replaceable cartridge for user-installation in a printer system, comprising:a cartridge body;
a cartridge lid covering the cartridge body, wherein the cartridge lid comprises a lid aperture to supply printing fluid into the cartridge body; and
a lid manifold mounted to an upper surface of the cartridge lid without covering an entirety of the upper surface of the cartridge lid, wherein the lid manifold is a separate structure from the cartridge lid, wherein the lid manifold comprises a lid manifold input port protruding substantially perpendicular from an upper surface of the lid manifold, and wherein the lid manifold input port is to be fluidly connected to and disconnected from a carriage manifold port of the printer system, a lid manifold output opening fluidly connected to the lid aperture, and a channel fluidly connecting the lid manifold input port and the lid manifold output opening.

US Pat. No. 10,457,041

LIQUID DISCHARGE APPARATUS, CIRCUIT SUBSTRATE, AND INTEGRATED CIRCUIT DEVICE

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A liquid discharge apparatus comprising:a discharge device including a piezoelectric element, the discharge device being configured to discharge a liquid by applying a first driving signal to the piezoelectric element; and
a first driving circuit which outputs the first driving signal,
wherein the first driving circuit includes;
a first output node configured to output the first driving signal;
a first transistor pair which includes a first transistor and a second transistor which are connected to each other in series between a first power source voltage supply line for supplying a first power source voltage and a second power source voltage supply line for supplying a second power source voltage that is higher than the first power source voltage;
a second transistor pair which includes a third transistor and a fourth transistor which are connected to each other in series between the second power source voltage supply line and a third power source voltage supply line for supplying a third power source voltage that is higher than the second power source voltage;
a first gate driver to which the first power source voltage and the second power source voltage are supplied and which generates a first control signal that controls a switching operation of the first transistor pair;
a second gate driver to which the second power source voltage and the third power source voltage are supplied and which generates a second control signal that controls a switching operation of the second transistor pair; and
a first control circuit which controls the first gate driver and the second gate driver based on a first input signal,
wherein an output end of the first transistor pair and an output end of the second transistor pair are connected to the first output node,
wherein at least a part of the first gate driver, at least a part of the second gate driver, and at least a part of the first control circuit are integrated in an integrated circuit device,
wherein the integrated circuit device includes a first power source terminal to which the first power source voltage is supplied, a second power source terminal to which the second power source voltage is supplied, a third power source terminal to which the third power source voltage is supplied, and a first input terminal to which the first input signal is input,
wherein the first power source terminal is spaced away from the first input terminal by a first linear distance, the second power source terminal is spaced away from the first input terminal by a second linear distance, and the third power source terminal is spaced away from the first input terminal by a third linear distance, and
the first linear distance is shorter than the second linear distance, and the second linear distance is shorter than the third linear distance.

US Pat. No. 10,457,035

APPARATUSES AND SYSTEMS FOR NET SHAPE MANUFACTURING

General Electric Company,...

15. A system comprising:an excitation energy source defining an optical axis;
a powdered material source;
a shielding gas source; and
a nozzle assembly coupled to said excitation energy source and in communication with said powdered material source and said shielding gas source, said nozzle assembly comprising:
a body component;
an energy beam channel defined through said body component and substantially collinear with the optical axis, said energy beam channel comprising an outlet portion oriented to pass an energy beam emitted by said excitation energy source therethrough;
at least one side-feeding powder tube extending through said body component for discharging a powdered material received from said powdered material source into a focus point of the energy beam, said at least one side-feeding powder tube oriented at an angle with respect to the optical axis, wherein said angle is selected to generate a powder concentration spot diameter that is about twice a beam focus point diameter of the energy beam focus point; and
a gas-covering shroud coupled to said body component, said gas-covering shroud comprising a porous end wall coupled to a lower end portion of said gas-covering shroud and adjacent to said energy beam channel outlet portion, said porous end wall configured to pass a shielding gas received from said shielding gas source therethrough and to generate a substantially homogeneous flow of shielding gas surrounding the energy beam.

US Pat. No. 10,457,033

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURING COMPOSITE PARTS

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A system for additively manufacturing a composite part, the system comprising:a feedstock source comprising a plurality of pre-consolidated tows, wherein each pre-consolidated tow comprises a fiber tow within a non-liquid binding matrix;
a tow combiner positioned to receive at least a subset of the plurality of pre-consolidated tows from the feedstock source, and wherein the tow combiner is configured to combine the subset of the plurality of pre-consolidated tows to define a macro tow, wherein the tow combiner is configured to selectively and actively alter a shape of a cross-sectional profile of the macro tow along a length of the macro tow as the subset of the plurality of pre-consolidated tows is being combined to create the macro tow; and
a feed mechanism configured to selectively start and stop movement of a selection of the plurality of pre-consolidated tows from the feedstock source and into the tow combiner to actively alter the shape of the cross-sectional profile of the macro tow along the length of the macro tow as the macro tow is being created, and wherein the feed mechanism is further configured to move the macro tow from the tow combiner.

US Pat. No. 10,457,031

SYSTEM, METHOD, AND APPARATUS FOR MAGNETIC SURFACE COVERINGS

Golconda Holdings, LLC, ...

1. A method for manufacturing an underlay comprising:blending a binding compound, the binding compound comprising a plasticizer and a magnetizable metallic compound;
heating the binding compound to a semi-solid state;
unrolling and stretching a scrim layer;
continuously extruding the binding compound over the stretched scrim layer;
spreading the extruded binding compound evenly over the stretched scrim layer;
heating the binding compound and scrim layer as the binding compound and scrim layer pass through a heating element to set the binding compound into a solid state and form a combined binding compound and scrim layer;
and pressing a vapor barrier layer onto the combined binding compound and scrim layer to combine the vapor barrier layer with the combined binding compound and scrim layer to form the underlay.

US Pat. No. 10,457,025

SHEET

Dai Nippon Printing Co., ...

3. A sheet, wherein a surface of the sheet has an arithmetic average roughness Ra (JIS B0633: 2001) of 0.7 ?m or less, and the reflectance at a detection angle equal to a regular reflection angle ±5°, measured by a variable angle photometer when the surface is irradiated with incident light at an incident angle of 75°, is 50% or less of the reflectance at the regular reflection angle, wherein the sheet is a decorative sheet.

US Pat. No. 10,457,020

CERAMIC MATRIX COMPOSITE TURBINE BLADE SQUEALER TIP WITH FLARE

General Electric Company,...

1. A method of forming a ceramic matrix composite (CMC) turbine blade having a squealer tip comprising:forming a plurality of two dimensional ply shapes formed of pre-preg tape;
laying out a first amount of the plurality of two dimensional ply shapes with a cavity of a tool to form the turbine blade;
inserting a mandrel in the tool to form a squealer tip cavity and a tip flare on at least one of a pressure side or a suction side of the blade;
laying out a second amount of the plurality of two dimensional ply shapes formed of pre-preg tape;
closing the tool; and,
inserting the tool in an autoclave to form the turbine blade.

US Pat. No. 10,457,018

DECORATIVE AND/OR SECURE ELEMENT FOR HOMOGENEOUS CARD CONSTRUCTION

Illinois Tool Works Inc.,...

1. A laminate sheet, comprising:a base film formed from one or more of a recyclable, biodegradable, degradable, and compostable material, the base film having a first side facing in a first direction;
a metal or reflective film layer disposed over the first side of the base film;
a heat resistant layer disposed over the metal or reflective film in the first direction;
an emboss coat disposed directly over the base film and between the base film and the metal or reflective film layer, the emboss coat embossed to produce metallic or holographic images; and
a substrate disposed over the heat resistant layer in the first direction,
wherein the base film and substrate are positioned as respective outermost layers on opposite sides of the laminate.

US Pat. No. 10,457,009

HONEYCOMB STRUCTURE

NGK Insulators, Ltd., Na...

1. A honeycomb structure comprising:partition walls defining a plurality of hexagonal cells which possess a hexagonal shape, extend from one end face to an other end face and become through channels for fluid,
wherein the partition walls are constituted by combining:
standard partition walls having a partition wall thickness in a range smaller than ±10% to an average partition wall thickness of the partition walls,
wide partition walls having a partition wall thickness of +10% or more to the average partition wall thickness, and
narrow partition walls having a partition wall thickness of ?10% or less to the average partition wall thickness, and
a non-standard partition wall ratio is in a range of 10% to 30% which is a ratio occupied by a subtotal number of non-standard partition walls obtained by adding the wide partition walls and the narrow partition walls to a total number of the partition walls which is obtained by adding the numbers of the standard partition walls, the wide partition walls and the narrow partition walls.

US Pat. No. 10,457,006

TURN-UP DEVICE FOR TYRE SIDE WALLS

HARBURG-FREUDENBERGER MAS...

1. An apparatus for turning up tire side walls on a shaping drum for shaping a tire carcass, comprising: two core clamping devices; two turn-over devices; and a spindle arrangement for synchronous movement of the core clamping devices axially in opposite directions and for synchronous movement of the turn-over devices axially in opposite directions independently of the core clamping devices, wherein the spindle arrangement has a central spindle and two synchronously running side spindles between which the central spindle extends, wherein the core clamping devices are in transmission connection with the central spindle and the turn-over devices are in transmission connection with the side spindles, or the turn-over devices are in transmission connection with the central spindle and the core clamping devices are in transmission connection with the side spindles, wherein two first spindle nuts are guided on the central spindle, each of the first spindle nuts has at least two first drivers that respectively transmit a driving, force from the spindle nut to one of the devices associated with the central spindle, wherein the drivers are distributed uniformly in a circumferential direction of the drum, wherein the central spindle has two opposing threaded sections, one of the first spindle nuts being arranged on each of the threaded sections, wherein each of the side spindles has two opposing threaded sections, wherein a second spindle nut having a second driver is respectively arranged on each of the threaded sections of the side spindles.

US Pat. No. 10,457,005

RUBBERIZED RFID TAGGED TIRE BLADDERS

1. A curing bladder comprising:an elastomeric body made of an elastomeric material; and
a radio frequency identification device (RFID) tag chemically bonded to the elastomeric body.

US Pat. No. 10,456,997

LAMINATE APPARATUS WITH BONDED LINER

GLOYER-TAYLOR LABORATORIE...

1. A method for manufacturing a laminate apparatus for engaging a fluid, the method comprising:installing a structural medium in a structural mold, wherein the structural medium comprises resin infusible plies, the structural medium further having a first surface and a second surface opposing the first surface, wherein the second surface engages the structural mold;
extending a liner membrane about the first surface of the structural medium and sealing the liner membrane to the structural mold to form, in conjunction with the structural mold, a vacuum enclosure about the structural medium, wherein the liner membrane is the outermost layer of the vacuum enclosure;
evacuating the vacuum enclosure;
infusing the vacuum enclosure with resin;
permanently bonding the liner membrane to the first surface of the structural medium to form the laminate apparatus; and
removing the laminate apparatus from the structural mold.

US Pat. No. 10,456,989

FIBER COMPOSITE COMPONENT ASSEMBLY HAVING AT LEAST TWO PLATE-SHAPED COMPOSITE STRUCTURES AND PROCESSES FOR PREPARING SAME

Airbus Operations GmbH, ...

1. A method for producing a fiber composite component assembly having at least first and second plate-shaped composite structures made from synthetic resin embedded fibers, the at least first and second fiber composite components having a plurality of partial regions not containing synthetic resin in an initial state, the plurality of partial regions extending from a top surface to a bottom surface of the respective first and second fiber composite components, the method comprising:positioning the at least first and second fiber composite components, the partial regions having been brought to flush conformity with each other,
bonding the at least first and second positioned fiber composite components by an adhesive layer arranged in between,
placing mechanical reinforcement means through the partial regions,
infusing the plurality of partial regions not containing synthetic resin in the initial state with synthetic resin, and
curing the synthetic resin placed in the plurality of partial regions not containing synthetic resin in the initial state.

US Pat. No. 10,456,984

ADAPTIVE MATERIAL DEPOSITION FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

Massachusetts Institute o...

1. A method for additive fabrication of an object represented by three-dimensional model data, the method comprising:computing, using first scan data obtained from a scanner after fabricating a first part of the object forming a first surface of the object, first surface data characterizing the first surface of the object;
determining second fabrication data characterizing a second set of layers for additive fabrication on the first surface of the object according to the first surface data and the three-dimensional model data for the object, wherein at least one layer of the second set of layers represents a non-planar surface determined from the first surface data; and
providing the second fabrication data to control a printer for fabricating the second set of layers.

US Pat. No. 10,456,982

DEFEATURING TOOL FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING OF OBJECTS

Materialise N.V., Leuven...

1. A system for modifying a design file of an object for additive manufacturing, comprising:a computer control system comprising one or more computers having a memory and a processor, the computer control system configured to:
determine if one or more portions of the object of the design file meets a size constraint;
calculate a projection of a first portion of the one or more portions of the object of the design file that does not meet the size constraint onto a surface of the object;
remove the first portion from the design file; and
add a texture corresponding to the projection to the design file on the surface of the object.

US Pat. No. 10,456,981

THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING DATA GENERATION DEVICE, AND THREE-DIMENSIONAL PRINTING SYSTEM INCLUDING THE SAME

ROLAND DG CORPORATION, S...

1. A three-dimensional printing system comprising:a three-dimensional printing data generation device; and
a three-dimensional printing device, wherein
the three-dimensional printing device includes:
a printing processor that accommodates a powder material including particles having a particle diameter;
a powder material supply that supplies the powder material to the printing processor;
a binder supply head that atomizes a binder toward the powder material accommodated on the printing processor; and
a controller;
the three-dimension printing data generation device includes:
a memory that stores data of a three-dimensional target object model representing the three-dimensional object;
a support model generation processor configured to generate, based on the data stored in the memory, data of a three-dimensional support model; and
an output processor configured to output the data of the three-dimensional target object model and the data of the support model as three-dimensional printing data to the controller;
the data of the three-dimensional support model includes:
a substrate portion located below the three-dimensional target object model at a first discrete position spaced from the target object model such that the substrate portion is out of contact with the target object model and including at least one through-hole larger than the particle diameter of the particles of the powder material; and
and a handle portion extending upward from the substrate portion, located at a second discrete position spaced from the target object model such that the handle portion is out of contact with the target object model, and including a top end that is located at a level higher than a level of a top end of the three-dimensional target object model;
the controller is configured to control the printing processor, the powder material supply, and the binder supply head based on the received three-dimensional printing data;
the three-dimensional printing device is configured to print a three-dimensional object based on the three-dimensional target object model and a support based on the three-dimensional support model, the support includes the substrate portion and the handle portion;
the handle portion and the substrate portion of the support are configured to facilitate lifting and removal of the three-dimensional object from the printing processor; and
at least portion of unsolidified particles of the powder material are configured to pass through the least one through-hole of the substrate portion when the three-dimensional object is lifted from the printing processor via the handle portion.

US Pat. No. 10,456,980

SYSTEM AND PROCESS FOR EVALUATING AND MANUFACTURING ADDITIVELY MANUFACTURED COMPONENTS

United Technologies Corpo...

1. An additive manufacturing machine comprising:an additive manufacturing chamber; and
a controller operable to control said additive manufacturing chamber, wherein the controller includes a processor and a non-transitory memory, the non-transitory memory including instructions operable to iteratively convert a set of desired output component parameters into a set of manufacturing parameters without constructing a physical component, the manufacturing parameters being adjusted to compensate for at least two second order variations, wherein the instructions are operable to cause the controller to iteratively perform a method including:
a) determining a nominal parameter of at least one surface of a component, wherein the nominal parameter is a parameter of a nominal component;
b) determining the at least two second order variations in said nominal parameter;
c) predicting an actual resultant dimension based at least in part on the nominal parameter and the at least two second order variations, the at least two second order variations includes at least one of powder perturbations, powder particle size variations, power source variations, beam profile, and orientation of a sintered surface relative to prior and subsequent sintered surfaces; and
d) adjusting at least one additive manufacturing process parameter in response to said predicted actual parameter.

US Pat. No. 10,456,975

MULTI-COMPARTMENT CAPSULE

Multiply Labs Inc., San ...

1. A method of making a capsule for encapsulating one or more materials, comprising a plurality of compartments, the method comprising:A) initiating extrusion of a filament melt through a filament extruder, wherein the filament is free of the one or more materials;
B) laying the filament melt with the filament extruder to form a base of the capsule;
C) forming a first compartment in the plurality of compartments by laying of the filament melt with the filament extruder, wherein the forming C) creates a first barrier wall, wherein the first barrier wall:
i) has a first predetermined release time, and
ii) separates the first compartment in the plurality of compartments from one or more different compartments in the plurality of compartments;
D) filling the first compartment with a first material of the one or more materials;
E) sealing the first compartment by laying of the filament melt with the filament extruder;
F) forming a second compartment in the plurality of compartments by laying of the filament melt with the filament extruder on a portion of the first barrier wall, wherein the forming F) creates a second barrier wall, wherein the second barrier wall:
i) has a second predetermined release time, and
ii) separates the second compartment in the plurality of compartments from one or more different compartments in the plurality of compartments;
G) filling the second compartment with a second material of the one or more materials; and
H) sealing the second compartment thereby forming the capsule with a first sealed compartment and a second sealed compartment, wherein:
the initiating A), laying B), forming C), sealing E), forming F), and sealing H) are performed without human intervention by an extrusion device that is programmed with the first predetermined release time and the second predetermined release time.

US Pat. No. 10,456,971

MOLD FOR FORMING A HOLLOW BODY AND INFLATABLE BODY

Zamqua Holding B.V., Lis...

1. A mould with a mould body for forming therearound a body with a body cavity which is defined by the mould body and accessible via an opening,wherein the mould body is assembled from a set of mutually cohesive body parts, wherein the body parts are mutually releasable,
wherein the body parts are removable via the opening,
wherein the body parts comprise an engaging member which extends from the mould wall into the mould cavity and is accessible through the mould opening,
wherein the body parts comprise a primary type of body part with a first coupling member and a secondary type of body part with a second coupling member complementary to the first coupling member, which first and second coupling members are coupled in mutually releasable manner,
wherein the primary type of body part comprises a first type of engaging member,
wherein the secondary type of body part comprises a second type of engaging member differing visually from the first type of engaging member,
wherein the body parts form a mould wall closed all around which bounds a mould cavity in the mould body, which mould cavity is accessible via a mould opening in the mould wall, and
wherein the first coupling member comprises a coupling part extending laterally from another part of the primary type of body part and the second coupling member complementary thereto comprises in the secondary type of body part a recess into which the coupling part fits closely in order to mutually couple the body parts.

US Pat. No. 10,456,970

BLOW MOLDED VEHICLE PARTS WITH FOAM LAYER AND HOLLOW CORE

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. An armrest for a captain's seat for a vehicle, comprising:a mounting hole for mounting the armrest to the captain's seat;
an outer layer;
an intermediate foam layer, wherein said intermediate foam layer is a mixture of a plastic and a foaming agent; and
an inner layer defining a hollow core, wherein the hollow core is partitioned via the mounting hole.

US Pat. No. 10,456,963

ELECTRICAL COMPONENT CARRIER AS A STRESSED MEMBER OF AN ELECTRICAL VEHICLE

SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES...

1. A component carrier for carrying electrical components, including a battery, for an electrical vehicle, comprising:an injection-molded load-bearing frame to couple with and span from a right damper-tower of the electrical vehicle, transverse across the vehicle, to a coupling with a left damper-tower, the injection-molded load-bearing frame sized to translate dynamic loading from the body-in-white from the right damper-tower to the left damper-tower;
wherein the injection-molded load-bearing frame comprises a thermoplastic material,
wherein the component carrier is configured to be a stressed member and a load-bearing portion of the body-in-white that translates load from one portion of the body-in-white to another portion of the body-in-white, and
wherein the component carrier is integrated as one part.

US Pat. No. 10,456,961

BONDING APPARATUS AND BONDING METHOD

MITSUBISHI HEAVY INDUSTRI...

1. A bonding apparatus configured to bond a patch formed of a reinforced fiber composite material, to an object member formed of a reinforced fiber composite material, comprising:a pushing member disposed to push the patch which has been arranged on a bonded section of a corner section of the object member to the bonded section of the corner section of the object member in response to an application force;
a biasing section disposed to give the application force to the pushing member;
a heating unit disposed to heat the patch; and
a bag member disposed to cover a surface portion containing the bonded section of the object member, the patch, the heating unit and pushing member,
wherein an inside of the bag member is decompressed, and the biasing section is arranged outside a closed space formed from the bag member and the object member to bias the pushing member for the patch,
wherein the biasing section comprises:
a giving member configured to give the application force to the corner section and a part of the object member extending from the corner section;
an inclination block; and
a sliding block,
wherein the inclination block has a sliding slope along which the sliding block and the giving member are configured to slide, and
wherein the sliding block is configured to slide along the sliding slope to convert a clamp force in a direction different from a direction of the corner section to the application force in the direction of the corner section to transfer to the giving member.

US Pat. No. 10,456,954

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SHAPING PLASTICS MATERIAL PRE-FORMS INTO PLASTICS MATERIAL CONTAINERS

KRONES AG, Neutraubling ...

1. A method of shaping plastics material pre-forms into plastics material containers, in which the plastics material pre-forms are expanded inside a blow mould with the aid of an expansion agent and a stretch rod to form the plastics material containers, the method comprising: sterilizing the blow mould and the stretch rod at least in part with a sterilization agent, wherein to sterilize an exterior face of the stretch rod, the stretch rod is displaced at least partially in the blow mould, and the sterilization agent is brought from a discharge element separated from the stretch rod and a blow moulding assembly, wherein the discharge element emits the sterilization agent on at least part of the exterior face of the stretch rod and an inner wall of the blow mould, while the stretch rod is positioned at least partially inside the blow mould and out of the plastic material pre-forms.

US Pat. No. 10,456,951

INJECTION MOULD FOR MANUFACTURING A ROTARY PART MADE OF A COMPOSITE MATERIAL HAVING EXTERNAL FLANGES, IN PARTICULAR OF A GAS TURBINE CASING

SAFRAN, Paris (FR)

1. An injection mold for manufacturing a rotary part made of a composite material having outer flanges, comprising:an axisymmetric mandrel on which a fiber reinforcement formed by superimposed layers of a fiber texture is configured to be supported, the mandrel including a central annular wall, the profile of which matches that of the part to be manufactured, and two side plates, the profiles of which match those of the outer flanges of the part to be manufactured;
molding wedges for bearing against a non-covered surface of the fiber reinforcement; and
two axisymmetric outer bells for covering the molding wedges and the plates of the mandrel with sealing O-rings being inserted between the bells and the plates of the mandrel, the bells each being provided with an attachment flange for bearing against one another with at least one sealing O-ring inserted therebetween, the attachment flanges of the bells being clamped against one another in a direction substantially parallel to an axis of symmetry of the mandrel, wherein each bell is integrally formed with its respective attachment flange.

US Pat. No. 10,456,946

CUTTING MEMBER OF A SAW CHAIN, SAW CHAIN HAVING A CUTTING MEMBER AND FILES FOR FILING A CUTTING TOOTH OF A SAW CHAIN

1. A cutting member of a saw chain, the cutting member comprising:a cutting tooth;
the cutting member defining a running direction and having a forward bearing point disposed at a forward position with respect to the running direction and a rearward bearing point disposed at a rearward position with respect to the running direction;
a sharpened cutting surface at which at least one cutting edge is formed;
a planar contact surface adjoining said cutting surface;
said cutting tooth having a roof section at which one of said at least one cutting edges is formed;
said roof section, when viewed in a side view of the cutting member with a viewing direction in a sharpening direction which runs parallel to said cutting surface and parallel to said contact surface, having a greatest thickness (i) measured perpendicular to the running direction;
said roof section having an upper edge;
the cutting member defining a first connecting line in said side view connecting a first point of intersection between said upper edge of said roof section and said cutting surface to a point of intersection between an imaginary line, which extends parallel to and at a distance (k) from said upper edge of said roof section, and said cutting surface;
said cutting tooth having a tooth tip;
the cutting member defining a second connecting line in said side view connecting a second point of intersection between said upper edge of said roof section and an imaginary displacement of said cutting surface parallel to said contact surface at a position in which said tooth tip lies perpendicular to the running direction above a longitudinal center axis of the rear bearing point, to a third point of intersection between said imaginary line and said imaginary displacement of said cutting surface; and,
said contact surface being aligned such that said first connecting line and said second connecting line run parallel to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,456,942

CUTTING METHOD

1. A cutting method comprising:a pipe of a cutting tool driving a pressing foot of a pressing foot assembly of the cutting tool to press against an object in a direction;
the pressing foot of the pressing foot assembly driving an adapter ring of the pressing foot assembly to slide along the direction by cooperation of a sliding block of the pressing foot assembly and a sliding slot on the pipe;
the adapter ring of the pressing foot assembly compressing a spring of the cutting tool;
the compressed spring generating a resilient force for driving the pressing foot assembly to collapse a plurality of wave-shaped core layers of the object; and
after the plurality of wave-shaped core layers of the object is collapsed by the pressing foot of the pressing foot assembly, a blade assembly of the cutting tool protruding from the pressing foot assembly via an opening formed on the pressing foot and being driven to cut the collapsed object along another direction perpendicular to the direction without oscillation as the cutting tool moves along the another direction.

US Pat. No. 10,456,933

ELECTRIC SHAVER WITH IMAGING CAPABILITY

May Patents Ltd., Hod-Ha...

1. A display device for use with a cable concurrently carrying a (Direct Current) DC power signal and a video data, the display device comprising:a LAN connector for connecting to the cable;
a video display component for displaying the video data;
a receiver coupled between the LAN connector and the video display component for receiving the video data from the cable via the LAN connector;
a processor for executing software, the processor is coupled between the receiver and the display component for processing the video data; and
a single enclosure housing the LAN connector, the display component, the processor, and the receiver,
wherein the video display component, the processor, and the receiver are coupled to the LAN connector for being powered only from the DC power signal.

US Pat. No. 10,456,926

ROBOTICALLY ASSISTED POWER LINE AERIAL DIVERTER MOUNTING TOOL

1. A robotically assisted power line aerial diverter mounting tool comprising:a mounting plate;
a robot-attachment assembly;
an intermediary connection mechanism;
a mounting receptacle;
an extension member;
a diverter-manipulation assembly;
the robot-attachment assembly being mounted onto the mounting plate;
the intermediary connection mechanism being mounted onto the mounting plate, opposite to the robot-attachment assembly;
the mounting receptacle traversing into the intermediary connection mechanism, normal to the mounting plate;
a first end of the extension member engaging into the mounting receptacle;
the diverter-manipulation assembly being mounted onto a second end of the extension member, opposite to the mounting receptacle; and
the diverter-manipulation assembly being a hook.

US Pat. No. 10,456,913

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING A ROBOT MOVEMENT OF A ROBOT ON THE BASIS OF A SECOND TRAJECTORY

SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAF...

1. A method for controlling a robot movement of a robot on a basis of a second trajectory, the method comprising:a) calculating a viscosity volume model for modeling a first working environment of the robot, wherein the viscosity volume model comprises first spatial regions with first different viscosities, the first spatial regions are determined on a basis of first characteristics of the robot and of the first working environment;
b) defining a first trajectory for the robot;
c) exciting a simulated liquid in the viscosity volume model to move along the first trajectory, wherein the excited liquid has a flow;
d) detecting a liquid element in the excited simulated liquid at a start of the first trajectory;
e) detecting a covered path of the liquid element in the excited simulated liquid in the viscosity volume model, wherein a flow direction of the excited simulated liquid through the first spatial regions is determined;
f) storing the covered path as the second trajectory; and
g) controlling the robot movement on the basis of the second trajectory.

US Pat. No. 10,456,912

DYNAMIC MULTI-OBJECTIVE TASK ALLOCATION

King Fahd University of P...

1. A dynamic multi-objective task allocation system within a robotic network to assign one or more tasks in real-time as the tasks are detected, the dynamic multi-objective task allocation system comprising:a sensing device including circuitry configured to
detect a trigger event, the trigger event being associated with a task to be performed, and
transmit a broadcast signal to a designated robotic network, the robotic network including one or more robots, the broadcast signal including information associated with the task to be performed, the information including the trigger event, the type of task to be performed, and a location where the task is to be performed;
a distribution robot within the robotic network, the distribution robot including circuitry configured to
receive the broadcast signal from the sensing device,
perform a self-assessment associated with performing the task and assign itself a self-assessment score,
transmit, to one or more receiving robots within the robotic network, a request for submission of an assessment score of each one of the one or more robots, the assessment score being a self-generated score generated at each receiving robot and reflecting a score of each receiving robot's ability to perform the task, the assessment score based on a quality metric, a distance metric, and a workload metric,
receive one or more submissions from the one or more receiving robots, the one or more submissions including the assessment score,
compare the received one or more assessment scores with the self-assessment score, and
select a robot to perform the task based on the lowest received assessment score from among the self-score and the one or more assessment scores.

US Pat. No. 10,456,908

MULTI-AXIAL INDUSTRIAL ROBOT

Comau S.p.A., Grugliasco...

1. A multi-axial industrial SCARA robot comprising:a base structure;
a first arm pivotally connected to the base structure about a first axis of rotation;
a second arm pivotally connected to said first arm about a second axis of rotation parallel to said first axis; and
a head carried by a shaft distal end which is mounted on said second arm;
a drive connected to the shaft, the drive selectively operable to move the shaft and head in at least one of a first movement of translation along a third axis or in a second movement of rotation about said third axis, said third axis being parallel to said first and second axes;
wherein said first arm is constituted by at least one first element and one second element, which can be removably fixed together; and
wherein said first element is pre-arranged for being mounted on said base structure and said second element is pre-arranged for receiving said second arm,
said robot being characterized in that:
said base structure further comprises:
a main body having a first wall and a second wall positioned transverse to said first wall, the main body defining an internal cavity operable to house a motor for actuating said first arm and a plurality of connectors operable to connect equipment of said robot to external supply sources, the first wall and the second wall defining a first opening and a second opening, respectively, in communication with the internal cavity, the main body first or second wall operable to selectively and alternatively be mounted to an external supporting structure;
a plate having one or more plate connectors operable to be connected to said main body connectors, said plate configured for selective and alternate orientation to one or the other of the first or the second wall that is not connected to the external support structure to close said internal cavity with respect to the outside environment while allowing access for connection of the external supply sources to the one or more plate connectors; and
at least one of said first and second elements is pre-arranged for being mounted in two different orientations with respect to said base structure and/or to said second arm, where one orientation is upside down with respect to the other operable to maintain the second arm in a normal condition wherein the head is oriented to face in a downward direction regardless of whether the first or the second elements are in the upside down orientation.

US Pat. No. 10,456,905

MODULAR ROBOTICS SYSTEM BASED ON IOT

CUBROID, INC., Bucheon-s...

1. An Internet of Things based modular robotics system, the system comprising: a master block for receiving input of a program edited by a user and a predetermined program, and for executing the program edited by the user and the predetermined program, and which is provided with a function button for changing from a program mode that is a mode for executing the program edited by the user to an automatic mode that is a mode for executing the predetermined program; a slave block that is electrically connected to the master block to receive information from the master block to execute operation of the slave block, or to transmit information to the master block; and a connecting block that mutually connects the master block and the slave block, or mutually connects a plurality of slave blocks,wherein the slave block has, on an exterior surface of the slave block, an execution button for executing communication connection of the master block and the slave block, and the execution button executes operation of the slave block when pressed by external force in a case where the master block is being executed in the automatic mode.

US Pat. No. 10,456,903

MULTI-POINT CUSTOM POSITION GRIP MODIFICATION SYSTEM

1. A grip enhancement system for a tool grip having a circumference, the grip enhancement system comprising a plurality of meniscus-shaped inserts of at least two different sizes, a first of the plurality of meniscus-shaped inserts positioned on the circumference of the tool grip and a second of the plurality of meniscus shaped inserts positioned on the first meniscus-shaped insert, the first meniscus-shaped insert defining an axis at its thickest point and the second meniscus shaped insert creating a second, different, axis at a thickest point of the first and second meniscus-shaped inserts combined.

US Pat. No. 10,456,883

SYSTEMS, METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR GUIDED TOOLS

SHAPER TOOLS, INC., San ...

1. A system to position a working member of a tool, comprising:a base coupled to the tool;
a computing device comprising one or more processors;
a sensor communicatively coupled to the computing device;
a motor controlled by the computing device;
the computing device configured to:
identify, via the sensor, a first value of a parameter indicative of an amount of force exerted by a portion of the base towards a working surface;
instruct the motor to extend the working member towards the working surface;
identify, via the sensor with the working member in contact with the working surface, a second value of the parameter;
compare the first value of the parameter with the second value of the parameter to identify a difference between the first value and the second value; and
determine a z-axis position of the working member relative to the working surface based on the difference between the first value and the second value being greater than a threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,456,877

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CUTTING A PREFORM INTENDED FOR THE PRODUCTION OF A TURBOMACHINE PART

SAFRAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES, ...

1. A cutting system of a preform comprising visually identifiable weaving threads, the preform being usable to produce a turbomachine part, the system comprising:a cutting machine of the preform;
a memory, in which a reference preform image having a reference weaving thread layout and a pre-calculated cutting contour of the preform are recorded;
an imaging device of the preform; and
a processing unit, configured to control the cutting machine and the imaging device for execution of the following steps:
taking an image of the preform;
detecting intersections of the visually identifiable weaving threads in the taken image;
superimposing the taken image and the reference preform image and calculating a deviation between the detected intersections and intersections of the reference weaving threads present in the reference preform image;
correcting the cutting contour as a function of the deviation, and saving the corrected cutting contour in the memory; and
cutting the preform according to the corrected cutting contour.

US Pat. No. 10,456,875

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR OPERATING LASER PROCESSING SYSTEMS

UNIVERSAL LASER SYSTEMS, ...

1. A system for dispensing laser energy by one or more laser energy sources, the system comprising:a laser energy credit transferring component configured to—
communicate with a laser energy source, wherein the laser energy source is configured for producing and dispensing laser energy;
receive a request from the laser energy source for laser energy; and
transfer laser energy credits to the laser energy source, wherein the laser energy credits enable—
the laser energy source to dispense a corresponding amount of laser energy to provide a laser beam for processing materials via a material processor, and
a user of the material processor to directly control a rate at which the laser energy source dispenses the laser energy to provide the laser beam.

US Pat. No. 10,456,868

PROCESSING SYSTEM FOR MULTIPLE DIFFERING WORKPIECES

Trodat GmbH, Wels (AT)

1. A processing system, comprising at least one processing area, one control area), and one input area, wherein via an input and/or display element a user enters a text and/or graphics in an operating software installed therein, which text and/or graphics are passed to a control software running in the control area, wherein into the input area and/or the control area a database is integrated, in which data of the blanks or workpieces to be processed are stored, wherein the control area and/or the input area are designed for the automatic identification of the workpiece stored in the database by detection of the workpiece.

US Pat. No. 10,456,864

LASER PROCESSING SYSTEM HAVING FUNCTION OF CLEANING LASER OPTICAL PATH

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. A laser processing system comprising:a laser oscillator configured to oscillate a laser beam;
a laser optical path comprising at least one of a pipe or bellows connecting the laser oscillator to a laser processing head, the at least one of the pipe or the bellows of the laser optical path guides the laser beam from the laser oscillator through a laser gas medium contained in the at least one of the pipe or the bellows of the optical path to the laser processing head for emission-towards an object to be processed;
an impure gas absorbent integrated into the at least one of the pipe or the bellows of the laser optical path, the impure gas absorbent including material for absorbing an impure gas present in the at least one of the pipe or the bellows of the laser optical path, the impure gas influences propagation of the laser beam in the at least one of the pipe or the bellows of the laser optical path; and
a shutter that is configured to expose the impure gas absorbent in the at least one of the pipe or the bellows of the laser optical path to absorb the impure gas in the at least one of the pipe or the bellows of the laser optical path
a numerical value calculator configured to control the shutter to open and close.

US Pat. No. 10,456,862

PLATE PROCESSING SYSTEM AND PLATE PROCESSING METHOD

MURATA MACHINERY, LTD., ...

1. A plate processing system comprising:a first processing device including a laser head that moves relatively with respect to a plate-shaped workpiece in a first processing region to cut the workpiece;
a support device including a plurality of arms that support the workpiece in the first processing region;
a transfer device including a carriage and workpiece holders that hold and transfer the workpiece supported by the support device;
a second processing device including a processing tool that moves in a direction intersecting a transfer direction of the workpiece in a second processing region and processes the workpiece, the second processing region being located in a portion of a transfer path of the workpiece transferred by the transfer device; and
a palette disposed in the first processing region and including a plurality of upper ends that support a lower surface of the workpiece; wherein
the support device separates the workpiece from the plurality of upper ends of the palette;
the transfer device holds the workpiece with the workpiece holders when the laser head cuts the workpiece;
the transfer device transfers the workpiece, which has been separated from the plurality of upper ends of the palette by the support device, to the second processing device after the laser head cuts the workpiece; and
the second processing device includes a frame including an opening through which the workpiece, the support device, and a portion of the transfer device pass.

US Pat. No. 10,456,861

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MULTI-BEAM DIRECT ENGRAVING OF ELASTOMERIC PRINTING PLATES AND SLEEVES

Esko-Graphics Imaging Gmb...

1. A method of laser engraving a printing plate or a printing sleeve, the method comprising:emitting from a laser source an incident laser beam with sufficient power output to directly engrave an elastomeric printing plate or sleeve positioned on an imaging drum of a drum imager or on a flat bed of a flatbed imager, the drum or sleeve of the drum imager being rotatable around a longitudinal axis, and having a longitudinal direction defined by the axis of rotation and a transverse direction defined along the circumference of the drum, the flatbed imager having a longitudinal direction and a transverse direction perpendicular to the longitudinal direction, the plate or sleeve having an outer surface and an elastomeric body;
splitting the laser beam by one or more beam splitters to create a plurality of split beams;
simultaneously modulating the plurality of split beams using a plurality of optical-beam modulators to create one or more modulated beams from each split beam, each respective optical-beam modulator controlled according to a respective portion of imaging data; and
simultaneously focusing the one or more modulated beams to create one or more focused modulated beams, the focused modulated beams focused at a plurality of depths from the outer surface of the printing plate or sleeve, each focused modulated beam having an intensity;
wherein each focused modulated beam has a focal spot with a focal size, and at least two respective focal spots of two respective focused modulated beams are at different locations on the outer surface of the printing plate or sleeve, have a different intensity, and are focused at different respective depth levels in the body of the printing plate or sleeve, such that the outer surface of the printing plate or sleeve is simultaneously engraved by the plurality of modulated beams of different respective focal spot sizes on the outer surface; and
wherein the focused modulated beams build a row along the longitudinal direction of the printing plate or sleeve.

US Pat. No. 10,456,858

WELDING HEAD FOR FRICTION STIR WELDING

ESAB AB, Gothenburg (SE)...

1. A friction stir welding head, comprising:a head housing that extends from a top end to an open bottom end and defines a bore extending between the top end and the open bottom end;
an axle that is coaxial with and rotatable within the bore, the axle being laterally secured within the head housing and axially movable with respect to the head housing, the axle including an engagement end that extends beyond the open bottom end of the head housing and supports a friction stir welding tool that is configured to rotate with the axle to effectuate friction stir welding operations; and
a load cell that is disposed beneath the open bottom end of the head housing and configured to generate load signals in response to axial movement of the axle, the load cell including an inner ring and an outer ring, the inner ring being fixedly coupled to the axle and movably coupled to the outer ring via a flexible portion, wherein relative movement of the inner ring with respect to the outer ring causes the load cell to generate the load signals.

US Pat. No. 10,456,856

WELDING ELECTRODE CUTTING TOOL AND METHOD OF USING THE SAME

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A cutting tool capable of dressing a weld face of a first welding electrode so that the weld face of the first welding electrode has a first weld face geometry, and dressing a weld face of a second welding electrode so that the weld face of the second welding electrode has a second weld face geometry, the first weld face geometry and the second weld face geometry being asymmetric, and wherein the first weld face geometry consists of a domed base weld face surface and the second weld face geometry consists of a domed base weld face surface and a series of upstanding circular ridges that project outwardly from the domed base weld face surface of the second weld face geometry, the cutting tool comprising:a body having a first end and a second end that are spaced apart along a central axis of the body, the first end of the body having a first opening and the second end of the body having a second opening; and
a cutting member within the body, the cutting member having one or more cutting flutes, each of the one or more cutting flutes extending inwardly from an interior surface of the body and comprising a cutting blade that has first and second shearing surfaces that are axially spaced apart along the central axis of the body, the one or more cutting flutes establishing a first cutting socket and a second cutting socket, the first cutting socket being defined by the first shearing surfaces(s) of the cutting blade(s) and being accessible through the first opening of the body, and the second cutting socket being defined by the second shearing surface(s) of the cutting blade(s) and being accessible through the second opening of the body, the first cutting socket being constructed to cut the first weld face geometry into the weld face of the first welding electrode and the second cutting socket being constructed to cut the second weld face geometry into the weld face of the second welding electrode when the weld face of the first welding electrode is received in the first cutting socket and the weld face of the second welding electrode is received in the second cutting socket, and the cutting tool is rotated.

US Pat. No. 10,456,854

GRANULAR WELDING FLUX DELIVERY DEVICES AND STRIP CLADDING SYSTEMS WITH GRANULAR WELDING FLUX DELIVERY DEVICES

Illinois Tool Works Inc.,...

1. A granular welding flux delivery device, comprising:a hopper having an intake opening to receive granular welding flux, a chute, and an output opening to output the granular welding flux to an electroslag strip cladding process, a submerged arc welding process, or a submerged arc strip cladding process;
a chute divider positioned within the chute to reduce an intake rate of granular material through the intake opening by reducing a cross-section of the chute based on a dimension of the chute divider; and
an adjustable output cover attached to the chute proximate to the output opening to extend or retract a length of the chute by adjusting a location of the output opening along the chute.

US Pat. No. 10,456,853

ARC WELDING CONTROL METHOD

DAIHEN CORPORATION, Osak...

1. An arc welding control method comprising:alternating feeding of a welding wire between forward feeding and reverse feeding periodically according to a feeding rate pattern, the feeding rate pattern including a forward feeding amplitude, a reverse feeding amplitude, a forward feeding period and a reverse feeding period, the feeding rate pattern being stored in association with an average feeding rate setting value;
generating short-circuiting periods and arc periods to perform welding;
automatically correcting the feeding rate pattern; and
overwriting the feeding rate pattern, stored in association with the average feeding rate setting value, with the automatically-corrected feeding rate pattern upon completion of the welding,
wherein the automatically correcting the feeding rate pattern comprises:
detecting, by an encoder in a feeding motor that feeds the welding wire, a feeding rate of the welding wire;
calculating an average feeding rate of the welding wire based on the detected feeding rate of the welding wire;
calculating a difference between the calculated average feeding rate and the average feeding rate setting value; and
changing at least one of the forward feeding amplitude, the reverse feeding amplitude, the forward feeding period or the reverse feeding period based on the calculated difference, so that the calculated average feeding rate equals the average feeding rate setting value.

US Pat. No. 10,456,852

ARC WELDING CONTROL METHOD

DAIHEN CORPORATION, Osak...

1. An arc welding control method comprising:cyclically alternating, in feeding of a welding wire, forward feeding and reverse feeding as to a feeding rate, to generate short-circuiting periods and arc periods,
during the arc period, flowing a second welding current smaller than a first welding current after flowing the first welding current,
detecting a phase of the feeding rate upon shifting to the short-circuiting period from the arc period, and
changing at least one of an amount of the first welding current or a length of a conduction period of the first welding current according to the detected phase of the feeding rate, without changing a cycle length of the forward feeding and reverse feeding as to the feeding rate, based on the change in the at least one of the amount of the first welding current or the length of the conduction period of the first welding current.

US Pat. No. 10,456,850

JOINING OF DISSIMILAR MATERIALS

MAGNA INTERNATIONAL INC.,...

1. A method for joining dissimilar materials, comprising:providing a first part formed of an aluminum material and including a notch;
disposing a second part formed of a steel material along the first part; and
joining the first part to the second part by applying a filler material along an interface between the first part and the second part, wherein the step of applying the filler material begins by disposing the filler material in the notch and ends by disposing filler material in the notch.

US Pat. No. 10,456,848

RECIPROCATING SAW BLADE ASSEMBLY

1. A reciprocating saw blade assembly, comprising:a drive blade comprising a tang on a first end of the drive blade configured to removably couple to a powered reciprocating saw tool, a second end opposite the first end, and a cutting edge comprising a plurality of teeth and extending at least partially between the first end and the second end; and
a plurality of side blades positionally coupled to the drive blade and each comprising a first end proximate and offset from the first end of the drive blade such that the tang of the drive blade is exposed and protrudes longitudinally away from the plurality of side blades, a second end opposite the first end, and a cutting edge comprising a plurality of teeth and extending at least partially between the first end of the respective plurality of side blades and the second end of the respective plurality of side blades, wherein at least one of the plurality of side blades is positionally coupled to a first side of the drive blade and at least one of the plurality of side blades is positionally coupled to a second side of the drive blade opposite the first side of the drive blade, and wherein the drive blade is coupled to the plurality of side blades with at least two rivets, each of the at least two rivets extending through the drive blade and the plurality of side blades; and
a plurality of spacers positioned between each pair of adjacent blades of the drive blade and the plurality of side blades, wherein each of the plurality of spacers are coupled to one of the at least two rivets.

US Pat. No. 10,456,843

VIBRATING CUTTER TOOL CIRCULAR CUTTING JIG

1. An apparatus for cutting an approximately circular large hole in a sheet of material, comprising; a cutting tool which employs a flat cutting blade, a pivot post which is attached in the center of a portion of the sheet of material which is going to be cut out, an adjustable sliding arm connected at one end to the pivot post, the adjustable sliding arm being connected at the other end to a blade holder, the blade holder having an elongated slot passing through the body of the blade holder, the long direction of the slot being approximately perpendicular to the direction in which the adjustable sliding arm can be adjusted, the blade holder having provision to fasten the cutting blade into the slot such that the flat of the cutting blade is approximately parallel to the long direction of the slot, and the pivot post allowing the blade holder with cutting blade to rotate in approximately a circle at the end of the adjustable sliding arm, thereby defining the circular portion of the sheet of material which is cut out.

US Pat. No. 10,456,842

SURFACE-COATED CUTTING TOOL IN WHICH HARD COATING LAYER EXHIBITS EXCELLENT CHIPPING RESISTANCE

MITSUBISHI MATERIALS CORP...

1. A surface-coated cutting tool comprises:a tool body that is made of any of tungsten carbide-based cemented carbide, titanium carbonitride-based cermet, and a cubic boron nitride-based ultrahigh-pressure sintered body; and
a hard coating layer that is provided on a surface of the tool body, wherein
(a) the hard coating layer includes at least a layer of a complex nitride or complex carbonitride of Ti and Al, the layer being formed to an average layer thickness of 1 ?m to 20 ?m in a chemical vapor deposition method, and in a case where the layer is expressed by the composition formula: (Ti1?xAlx)(CyN1?y), where x is an amount (atomic ratio) of Al in a total amount of Ti and Al, y is an amount (atomic ratio) of C in a total amount of C and N, and Xavg is an average of x which satisfies 0.60?Xavg?0.95 and Yavg is an average of y which satisfies 0?Yavg?0.005,
(b) the layer of a complex nitride or complex carbonitride includes at least a phase of a complex nitride or complex carbonitride having an NaCl type face-centered cubic structure,
(c) regarding the layer of a complex nitride or complex carbonitride, in a case where crystal orientations of individual crystal grains having an NaCl type face-centered cubic structure in the layer of a complex nitride or complex carbonitride in a longitudinal sectional direction of the layer of a complex nitride or complex carbonitride are analyzed using an electron backscatter diffraction apparatus, when an inclined angle frequency distribution is obtained by measuring inclined angles of normal lines of {111} planes which are crystal planes of the crystal grains with respect to a normal direction of the surface of the tool body, dividing inclined angles in a range of 0 degrees to 45 degrees with respect to the normal direction among the measured inclined angles into intervals of 0.25 degrees, and aggregating frequencies in the respective divisions, a highest peak is present in an inclined angle division in a range of 0 degrees to 10 degrees, and a sum of frequencies that are present in the range of 0 degrees to 10 degrees has a proportion of 45% or higher of a total of the frequencies in the inclined angle frequency distribution,
(d) regarding the layer of a complex nitride or complex carbonitride, in a case where the layer is observed in the longitudinal sectional direction, a columnar structure in which an average grain width W of the individual crystal grains having an NaCl type face-centered cubic structure in the layer of a complex nitride or complex carbonitride is 0.1 ?m to 2.0 ?m and an average aspect ratio A thereof is 2 to 10 is included, and
(e) in the individual crystal grains having an NaCl type face-centered cubic structure in the layer of a complex nitride or complex carbonitride, a periodic compositional variation of x in Ti and Al in the (Ti1?xAlx)(CyN1?y) is present along one orientation among equivalent crystal orientations expressed by <001> of the crystal grains, x varies periodically and a difference ?x between an average of maximum values of x and an average of minimum values of x is 0.03 to 0.25.

US Pat. No. 10,456,839

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ROTATIONAL POSITION TRACKING OF BRAKE LATHE ADJUSTMENT ASSEMBLY

Hunter Engineering Compan...

1. A method of resurfacing a brake disc of a vehicle brake rotor assembly, the method comprising:providing an on-vehicle brake lathe system having a lathe body with a driving motor, at least one cutting head operably attached to the lathe body, an adapter, a rotatable drive shaft driven by the motor for rotation about a lathe axis of rotation, and an alignment mechanism coupling the adapter to the drive shaft;
attaching the adapter of the on-vehicle brake lathe system to the vehicle brake assembly coaxial with a brake rotor assembly axis of rotation;
generating a runout measurement signal indicative of an orientation of said lathe axis of rotation with respect to said brake rotor assembly axis of rotation;
generating at least one orientation measurement signal indicative of a current rotational position about said lathe axis of rotation for a first rotationally adjustable disc having non-parallel faces, one of the faces being non-orthogonal to said lathe axis of rotation to define a slant surface contained within said alignment mechanism;
identifying, from said runout measurement signal and said orientation signal, an amount of change in a phase and/or an inclination required to align said lathe axis of rotation to said brake rotor assembly axis of rotation to within an acceptable runout tolerance;
generating electronically at least one control signal in response to said identified amount of change in said phase and/or inclination of the lathe axis of rotation using a microprocessor operatively coupled to the alignment mechanism;
altering the rotational position of said slant surface about said lathe axis of rotation within said alignment mechanism in response to said at least one control signal to achieve said required change in said phase and/or inclination of said lathe axis of rotation; and
rotationally driving said drive shaft, said alignment mechanism, and said adapter to rotate the vehicle brake assembly with respect to the at least one cutting head to resurface the brake disc of the vehicle brake rotor assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,456,837

METHOD FOR PRODUCING MONODISPERSE SPHERICAL GRANULES

1. A method for producing monodisperse spherical granules, comprising the steps of:heating dispersible chemically active material that contains at least one rare-earth metal;
melting the material in a pot to form a melt;
covering an outer surface of a die made of a high-melting metal selected from the group consisting of molybdenum, tungsten and tantalum with a film of a material that contains an oxide of said at least one rare-earth metal;
bubbling helium through the melt to remove insoluble particles from the melt;
flowing the melt through the die to form a laminar jet;
disintegrating the jet under an action of perturbations applied with a set frequency to form a flow of monodisperse drops;
collecting monodisperse granules formed via coalescence of said monodisperse drops;
wherein an amplitude of the perturbations applied to the jet is selected according to the equation:
Ui=U[1?c(1?ni/N)],
where U is a maximum value of the jet perturbation amplitude;
c is a non-dimensional factor with a value within the range of 0.3 ni—0, 1 . . . N is an ordinal number of a drop; and N is a quantity of coalesced drops; and is selected such that the mean square deviation of granule diameters of said monodisperse granules from a set value does not exceed 2%.

US Pat. No. 10,456,835

METHOD OF ATTACHING A PROJECTION TO A THIN WALLED COMPONENT

ROLLS-ROYCE plc, London ...

1. A method of attaching a projection to a thin walled component, the thin walled component having a first surface and an opposite second surface, the method comprising the steps of:(i) providing a thin walled component;
(ii) identifying a first position on the first surface of the thin walled component;
(iii) identifying a second position on the second surface, wherein the first position and the second position are coincident with one another on the first surface and the second surface of the thin walled component;
(iv) building a hollow thin walled lattice structure on the second surface at the second position using a liquid metal deposition process, the lattice structure being centered on the second position; and
(v) building a projection on the first surface at the first position using a liquid metal deposition process,
wherein steps (i)-(v) are sequentially performed.

US Pat. No. 10,456,832

TUNDISH OUTLET MODIFIER

VESUVIUS USA CORPORATION,...

1. A block for controlling flow from a refractory vessel, comprising:a) a base disposed around a casting channel having a primary axis, the base having a base upper surface and a base lower surface, the base upper surface having a base upper surface circumference;
b) a wall extending from the circumference of the upper surface of the base, the wall having a wall upper surface;
wherein, from:
a) a first design feature, wherein the wall comprises a circumferential external surface having a top and a bottom, and wherein the block further comprises a wall circumferential lip extending radially outwardly from the circumferential external surface of the wall;
b) a second design feature, wherein the wall comprises a circumferential internal surface having a top and a bottom, and wherein the block further comprises an internal fin extending inwardly from the circumferential inner surface of the wall;
c) a third design feature, wherein the wall comprises a circumferential internal surface having a top and a bottom, wherein the wall circumferential internal surface comprises a plurality of steps, and wherein the wall circumferential internal surface has a radius with respect to the casting channel primary axis that decreases towards the bottom of the wall circumferential internal surface;
d) a fourth design feature, wherein the wall comprises a circumferential external surface having a top and a bottom, wherein the wall comprises a circumferential internal surface having a top and a bottom, wherein the wall comprises at least one entrance flow opening extending from the wall circumferential external surface to the wall circumferential internal surface;
e) a fifth design feature, wherein the wall comprises a plurality of barriers extending upwardly from the circumference of the base upper surface, and wherein each barrier is circumferentially adjacent on each side to another barrier to form a pair;
the block comprises a design feature selected from the group consisting of:
the third design feature, wherein the plurality of steps is located at a level above the level of the upper surface of the base;
the fourth design feature, wherein the at least one entrance flow opening extends upwardly to the wall upper surface, wherein the at least one entrance flow opening comprises a major axis in a horizontal plane, and wherein the block further comprises at least one deflector extending upwardly from the base upper surface and disposed between the at least one entrance flow opening and the primary axis of the casting channel; and
the fifth design feature, wherein each pair of circumferentially adjacent barriers defines an entrance flow opening, and wherein each entrance flow opening comprises a central vertical plane, wherein the block comprises at least one deflector extending upwardly from the base upper surface and disposed between an entrance flow opening and the primary casting axis of the casting channel, and wherein the at least one deflector comprises an angled facet in a facet plane facing the central plane of the entrance flow opening, wherein the central vertical plane of the entrance flow opening intersects the facet plane of the deflector, and wherein the intersection of the central vertical plane of the entrance flow opening with the facet plane has an angle from and including 91 degrees to and including 179 degrees.

US Pat. No. 10,456,830

MULTI-SHOT CASTING

United Technologies Corpo...

15. A casting mold and casting apparatus combination comprising:a casting mold (280; 398) comprising:
a part-forming cavity (292, 294, 296) having a lower end and an upper end; and
at least one overflow passageway (302, 304, 310; 302-2; 304-2; 310-2) having an apex (314; 314-2) at a level between the upper end and the lower end; and
a casting apparatus, the casting apparatus having:
a first ingot feeder (804);
a first induction melter (808) positioned to receive an ingot from the first ingot feeder;
a first actuator (809) for rotating the first induction melter from a charging orientation to a pouring orientation for pouring into the part-forming cavity;
a second ingot feeder (804);
a second induction melter (808) positioned to receive an ingot from the second ingot feeder; and
a second actuator (809) for rotating the second induction melter from a charging orientation to a pouring orientation for pouring into the part-forming cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,456,812

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR WASHING MEAT AND/OR PRODUCE

1. An apparatus for washing meat or produce, the apparatus comprising:a container having an interior volume defined by a wall and a base, said container having an opening at an upper end thereof;
a pipe having an outlet opening to said interior volume of said container, said pipe having an inlet exterior of said container, said outlet of said pipe opening adjacent to said base such that a flow of fluid through said pipe is directed toward or adjacent to said base; and
a handle affixed to or formed with said container on the wall of said container, said handle being hollow and having one end adjacent to the opening of said container and communicating with the interior volume of said container and having an opposite end positioned above said pipe and communicating with the interior volume of said container, the flow of fluid directed by said pipe flowing into the opposite end of said handle, through said handle and outwardly of the one end of said handle.

US Pat. No. 10,456,805

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DISPENSING A LIQUID

Fishman Corporation, Hop...

1. A handheld apparatus, comprising:a housing, wherein the housing includes a motor, and wherein the motor is configured to be operatively connected to a power supply;
wherein the motor is further configured to be operatively connected to a drive rod, wherein the drive rod is configured to engage a piston of a fluid cartridge; and
wherein the housing of the handheld apparatus further includes a controller having an on-board microprocessor configured to be operatively connected to the power supply, the controller configured to wirelessly receive a control signal upon activation of a power source, wherein the controller is configured to generate a drive signal to the motor to generate a positive and a negative pressure within the fluid cartridge based upon the control signal, wherein the drive signal is based upon receiving a cartridge volume value and a drive rod forward velocity value from the control signal, wherein the control signal, when received, is configured to:
generate, without requiring user action, the positive pressure within the fluid cartridge by adjusting, via the motor, the drive rod and piston in a first direction relative to the fluid cartridge to dispense fluid in the fluid cartridge via a nozzle, and
generate, without requiring user action, the negative pressure within the fluid cartridge by adjusting, via the motor, the drive rod and piston in a second direction relative to the fluid cartridge to draw fluid into the fluid cartridge via the nozzle.

US Pat. No. 10,456,804

APPLICATION DEVICE

SIKA TECHNOLOGY AG, Baar...

1. An application device for multicomponent materials, including multicomponent adhesives or multicomponent sealants, comprising:at least two cartridge receiving devices for receiving exchangeable cartridges containing material components to be mixed;
an expulsion device for expelling the material components from the cartridges; and
a mixing device for mixing the material components, wherein the mixing device includes a rotary mixer which is configured to be driven via a drive shaft said drive shaft having at least one flexible portion having a first end and a second end, wherein
the drive shaft is, at least in some sections, twisted and/or is twistable, and
a (maximum) torsion angle measures at least 1°.

US Pat. No. 10,456,798

SPRAYER DEVICE WITH AEROSOL FUNCTIONALITY (“FLAIROSOL”)

Dispensing Technologies B...

1. A method of dispensing a liquid from a device, comprising:providing a liquid within an inner container that is surrounded by an outer container, with a space between the outer surface of the inner container and the inner surface of the outer container;
providing a pressure chamber within the inner container, the pressure chamber separated from an outlet nozzle by an outlet valve, the outlet valve normally locked in a closed position by a locking mechanism;
drawing liquid from the inner container into a piston chamber and pumping it under pressure into the pressure chamber until the liquid is at a pressure greater than or equal to a minimum pressure sufficient to open the outlet valve, the piston chamber having a larger volume than the pressure chamber; and
releasing the valve locking mechanism so that the liquid can open the outlet valve and exit via the outlet nozzle;
wherein the space is open to the atmosphere, and as the liquid exits from the outlet channel, air enters into the space and causes the inner container to shrink.

US Pat. No. 10,456,797

PORTABLE SPRAY APPARATUS HAVING A CARRIER FRAME

1. A portable spray apparatus comprising:a carrier frame defining an upward direction;
a blower;
a supply vessel for holding a medium to be applied by the spray apparatus;
an upper unit including said supply vessel and being configured to be held on said carrier frame;
a lower unit having said blower and being configured to be held on said carrier frame;
said upper and lower units being disposed in said upward direction at a distance (z) from each other;
said distance (z) being selected so as to form a movement gap between said upper unit and said lower unit;
a damping stop fixed on said upper unit and configured to delimit said movement gap and dampen an elastic deflection of said upper unit by a contact engaging of said damping stop on said lower unit;
said damping stop having a free end and being so mounted on said upper unit so as to cause said free end to come into contact with said lower unit after overcoming a spacing (b);
said damping stop being arranged such that:
in a first state, wherein said upper unit is not deflected out relative to said lower unit, said damping stop is only in contact with said upper unit; and,
in a second state, wherein said upper unit is deflected out relative to said lower unit and said spacing (b) has been overcome, said damping stop is in contact with said lower unit and said damping stop acts to dampen via elastic deformation.

US Pat. No. 10,456,796

SPRAY NOZZLE FOR ATTEMPERATORS AND ATTEMPERATOR INCLUDING THE SAME

Doosan Heavy Industries C...

1. A spray nozzle operable to spray cooling water into a steam transfer pipe and installed in an attemperator including the steam transfer pipe, the spray nozzle comprising:a fixed pipe coupled at a first end to an outer surface of the steam transfer pipe and open at a second end; and
a first support protruding from an outer circumferential surface of the spray nozzle toward an inner circumferential surface of the fixed pipe, to space the spray nozzle and the fixed pipe apart from each other, wherein
the spray nozzle is disposed in the fixed pipe so as to be coupled to the second end of the fixed pipe and projected through the first end in order to spray the cooling water into the steam transfer pipe by way of the fixed pipe, and
the first support has an annular shape including first and second surfaces each of which is parallel to the other and communicates with the outer circumferential surface of the spray nozzle, the first surface being disposed outward radially with respect to a center axis of the steam transfer pipe and residing radially inside the outer surface of the steam transfer pipe, the second surface being disposed inward radially with respect to the first surface and residing radially inside an inner surface of the steam transfer pipe.

US Pat. No. 10,456,794

SHOWER

KOHLER CO., Kohler, WI (...

1. A shower assembly comprising:an inlet port for receiving water from a water source at a source flow rate;
a reservoir for receiving the water from the water source through the inlet port;
a plurality of first outlets configured to continuously pass water from the reservoir; and
a plurality of second outlets configured to selectively pass water from the reservoir simultaneously with water being passed from the plurality of first outlets;
wherein a portion of the reservoir associated with the second plurality of outlets is configured to accumulate water such that when water is simultaneously released from the plurality of first outlets and the plurality of second outlets, the total collective flow rate of all water exiting the reservoir exceeds the source flow rate.

US Pat. No. 10,456,788

APPARATUS FOR DISRUPTION OF CELL AND TISSUE SAMPLES IN MULTI-WELL PLATES

1. An apparatus for disrupting substances contained in multi-well plates, said apparatus comprising:a housing;
one or more guide rod attached to said housing;
one or more box holder attached to one or more guide rod slider, wherein each of said one or more guide rod slider are movably attached to the one or more guide rod;
one or more compression spring each located on one of said one or more guide rod, wherein each of said one or more compression spring on the guide rod is located in-between said housing and said box holder;
an electric motor;
a ring having one or more circumferential tooth, wherein said ring is configured to be spun by said electric motor; and
at least one wedge located on each of said one or more box holder, wherein said wedge and said one or more box holders configured to being continuously spring biased by said one or more compression springs into engagement with the one or more circumferential tooth.

US Pat. No. 10,456,778

METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS FOR VERIFYING DISPENSING OF A FLUID FROM A PIPETTE

bioMerieux, Inc., Durham...

1. A computer system, comprising:a processor; and
a memory coupled to the processor, the memory comprising computer readable program code embodied therein that, when executed by the processor, causes the processor to perform operations comprising:
aspirating a gas into a pipette tip attached to a pipette in electronic communication with the processor and subsequently aspirating a liquid into the pipette tip;
collecting pressure data while dispensing fluid from the pipette tip attached to the pipette in electronic communication with the processor, wherein the pressure data includes a plurality of pressure values measured at an internal portion of the pipette and taken over a given time interval, wherein the plurality of pressure values includes a maximum pressure value and a minimum pressure value, and wherein the gas and liquid are aspirated into the pipette tip prior to collecting the pressure data while dispensing the fluid from the pipette tip;
estimating a pressure range value between the maximum pressure value and the minimum pressure value;
responsive to the pressure range value being greater than or equal to a first threshold, determining that the fluid included a liquid, or
responsive to the pressure range value being less than the first threshold, determining that the fluid did not include a liquid; and
responsive to a pressure area ratio being greater than a second threshold, determining that the fluid included a sufficient amount of the liquid, or
responsive to the pressure area ratio being less than or equal the second threshold, determining that the fluid did not include a sufficient amount of the liquid,
wherein the pressure area ratio corresponds to a pressure data curve.

US Pat. No. 10,456,777

PRESSURE TRANSMISSION LIQUID FOR CELLULAR ANALYZER, CELLULAR ANALYZER AND METHOD FOR ANALYZING A LIQUID CELLULAR SAMPLE

ROCHE DIAGNOSTICS OPERATI...

1. A system for transferring a liquid cellular sample for analysis by a cellular analyzer comprising:a pipetting module having a pipetting tip, the pipetting module comprising a fluid sample conduit configured for receiving fluid samples aspirated through the pipetting tip;
an automated positioning device configured for positioning the pipetting module;
a vessel for receiving a liquid cellular sample to be analyzed;
a capacitive liquid level sensor configured for detecting the liquid level of a liquid cellular sample received within the vessel;
a reservoir comprising a pressure transmission liquid comprising an aqueous solution of at least one substance, wherein the aqueous solution has an osmolarity of 150 mOsm/l to 600 mOsm/l, and has an electrical conductivity of not more than 2 mS/cm;
a pressure transmission liquid conduit fluidically connecting the fluid sample conduit of the pipetting tip with the pressure transmission liquid reservoir; and
a pump coupled with the pressure transmission liquid conduit and configured to generate a pressure transmission liquid flow directed to the reservoir to aspirate a liquid cellular sample into the fluid sample conduit, and to generate a pressure transmission liquid flow direct to the pipetting tip to dispense liquid cellular sample from the pipetting tip.

US Pat. No. 10,456,774

BIOTEMPLATED PEROVSKITE NANOMATERIALS

Massachusetts Institute o...

1. A method of making a perovskite nanomaterial comprising:combining an aqueous solution of a biotemplate having affinity for a metal ion and an inorganic precursor of a perovskite material to form an aqueous mixture, and
reacting the inorganic precursor and the biotemplate to form the perovskite nanomaterial,
wherein the perovskite comprises strontium titanate, or bismuth ferrite.

US Pat. No. 10,456,773

NANOSTRUCTURED TITANIA CATALYST WITH STABILIZED ACIDITY AND PROCESS THEREOF

INSTITUTO MEXICANO DEL PE...

1. A nanostructured titania catalyst with stabilized acidity comprising titanium dioxide nanocrystals having crystalline/amorphous phase containing hydrogen titanate and a hydrogen titanate/anatase combination,wherein said catalyst is obtained by a process including a sol-gel method step to obtain hydrogen titanate nanocrystals, a hydrotreatment step of the hydrogen titanate nanocrystals to obtain titanium dioxide nanotubes, and thermal activation step to convert at least a portion of the resulting titanium dioxide nanotubes to titanium dioxide nanocrystals,
wherein said thermal activation step is at a temperature of 100-350° C. and said catalyst comprises titanium dioxide nanocrystals having crystalline/amorphous phase containing 95-100 wt % of hydrogen titanate and further containing combination of 96 wt % of hydrogen titanate and 4 wt % of anatase; or
wherein said thermal activation step is at a temperature of 350-600° C. and said catalyst comprises titanium dioxide nanocrystals having crystalline/amorphous phase containing 20-33 wt % of hydrogen titanate and further containing combination of 22 wt % of hydrogen titanate and 78 wt % of anatase.

US Pat. No. 10,456,771

OIL ABSORBENT PAD

Darryl Bossaer, Calgary ...

1. An oil absorbent pad for cleaning oil on a surface comprising:an oil absorbent body having a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface, the body being formed from fibres recovered from recycled tires and substantially separated from rubber of the recycled tires, the fibres being formed into the body by carding in a mill and internally bonded within the body sufficiently to retain the fibres and form a nonwoven fabric having a wicking structure, such that the body is structurally sound independent of any sheathing or additional layers; and
wherein at least one of the first surface and the second surface is an outermost surface of the oil absorbent pad, the fibres that form the outermost surface being unencumbered by any overlying layer; and
the fibres that are spaced from the outermost surface are in fluid communication with the outermost surface of the oil absorbent pad.

US Pat. No. 10,456,767

CYTOMETRIC MECHANISM, CELL CULTURE DEVICE COMPRISING SAME, AND CYTOMETRIC METHOD

Hitachi High-Technologies...

1. A cell culture device comprising:an expansion culture mechanism including an expansion culture container to receive cells to be cultured from a cell supply and a cell culture solution from a cell culture solution supply to culture and proliferate the cells, and to receive cell separation solution from a cell separation solution supply to separate the proliferated cells, the expansion culture mechanism further including a sample introduction unit to collect the separated cells; and
a cytometric mechanism including
a circulation flow path coupled with the expansion culture mechanism and through which a cell suspension including the cells separated by the expansion culture mechanism is made to flow from the sample introduction unit to the circulation flow path, the circulation flow path forming a closed circulation loop;
a pump coupled with the circulation flow path to drive the cell suspension which is in the circulation flow path around the closed circulation loop;
a measurement unit disposed in the circulation flow path, the measurement unit including
a flow cell through which the cell suspension is made to flow;
a light source that is disposed so as to be orthogonal to the flow direction of the cell suspension flowing through the flow cell;
a transmittance detector that is disposed so as to face the light source with the flow cell therebetween and is disposed on the optical axis of the irradiation light from the light source;
a forward scattered light detector that is disposed on the transmittance detector side and is disposed at a predetermined angle with respect to the optical axis of the irradiation light according to a particle diameter of the viable cells; and
a side scattered light detector that is disposed so as to be orthogonal to the flow direction of the cell suspension and the optical axis of the irradiation light; and
a control unit having a memory and a control processor programmed to
control the light source to irradiate, with irradiation light from the light source, the cell suspension flowing through the circulation flow path, and to calculate at least a cell survival rate in the cell suspension based on forward scattered light intensity and transmittance and side scattered light intensity which are obtained by the irradiation,
store a calibration curve database that stores, in advance, a first calibration curve indicating the relationship between a viable cell concentration of viable cells and the forward scattered light intensity, a second calibration curve indicating the relationship between a dead cell concentration and the transmittance, and a third calibration curve indicating the relationship between a cell survival rate and the side scattered light intensity;
compute the viable cell concentration in the cell suspension based on the forward scattered light intensity measured by the forward scattered light detector and the first calibration curve,
compute the dead cell concentration based on the transmittance measured by the transmittance detector and the second calibration curve,
correct the third calibration curve based on the computed viable cell concentration and the computed dead cell concentration, and
compute the cell survival rate in the cell suspension based on the corrected third calibration curve and the side scattered light intensity measured by the side scattered light detector.

US Pat. No. 10,456,763

CARBONATED WATER PRODUCING APPARATUS, REFRIGERATOR HAVING THE SAME, AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A carbonated water producing apparatus comprising:a carbonated water producing unit including a cylinder configured to store carbon dioxide and configured to supply the carbon dioxide to a container;
a microphone configured to obtain sound generated in the carbonated water producing unit;
a user interface unit configured to display information related to carbonated water production; and
a controller configured to obtain the sound generated when carbon dioxide is supplied from the cylinder to the container by driving the microphone when the carbonated water producing unit operates, and configured to display a message which requests that the cylinder that stores the carbon dioxide be replaced on the user interface unit when an intensity of a signal passing through a filter is less than a predetermined reference value;
wherein the carbonated water producing unit includes an interrupter configured to interrupt a supply of the carbon dioxide, and
wherein the controller operates the microphone when the interrupter operates.

US Pat. No. 10,456,758

MIXING SHAFT

1. A mixing shaft comprising a tool holder and a mixing blade (3),wherein the tool holder has a recess in which a portion of the mixing blade (3) is fixed, wherein there is provided a clamping part (11) fitted into the recess for fixing the mixing blade portion in the recess,
wherein the clamping part (11), the recess and the mixing blade portion are of such a configuration that a force-locking connection of the mixing blade (3) in the recess is implemented by means of the clamping part,
wherein the recess has a first and a second recess portion,
wherein the mixing blade portion is arranged in the first recess portion and the clamping part (11) is arranged at least partially in the second recess portion,
wherein the tool holder has an axis of rotation and the mixing shaft (1) is adapted to be rotated about the axis of rotation,
wherein the second recess portion is arranged in the axial direction beside the first recess portion,
characterised in that
the clamping part (11) is supported both at the mixing blade portion and also at a wall of the second recess portion,
wherein both the clamping part (11) and also either the mixing blade portion or the wall of the second recess portion have mutually corresponding wedge surfaces (13), or the clamping part (11) is of a two-part structure and the two parts of the clamping part (25, 26) have mutually corresponding wedge surfaces (27).

US Pat. No. 10,456,756

SOLID CHEMISTRY ENCLOSURE WITH SAFETY LOCK FOR DISPENSING APPLICATIONS

Ecolab USA Inc., Saint P...

11. A method for obtaining a product chemistry from a hazardous solid product, comprising:providing a sealed capsule containing the hazardous solid product;
installing the sealed capsule into a cavity in a turbulent flow dispenser;
rotating a portion of the capsule to open perforations in the capsule;
introducing fluid through the capsule perforations to erode the solid product and produce a solution from the solid product and the fluid; and
locking the rotatable portion of the capsule against accidental rotation.