US Pat. No. 10,509,094

METHOD FOR DETERMINING THE DIRECTION OF A SOURCE OF WATERBORNE SOUND, A COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCT, A COMPUTER OR SONAR, AND A WATERCRAFT

ATLAS ELEKTRONIK GMBH, B...

1. A method for determining the direction of a source of waterborne sound that emits a waterborne acoustic signal by means of a hydrophone arrangement which forms a linear antenna or a virtual linear antenna, wherein the method comprises the following steps:determining the waterborne acoustic signal incoming at the hydrophone arrangement at a first measurement time t1,
performing an electronic antenna swing analysis which determines a sum signal S of the linear antenna or of the virtual signal antenna at every rotation angle ?n=?0±n??, where ?0 is the starting angle, ?? is the step-width angle, and n=0, 1, 2, 3, 4 . . . , such that a measurement series S(?) is created,
determining a maximum sum signal, Smax(?max), where ?max represents the maximum rotation angle of the measurement series S(?),
determining a fit measurement series SFit(?), which includes the maximum sum signal Smax(?max) and at least two more sum signals S(?n)m, with the sum number m=2, 3, 4 . . . ,
determining a mathematical fit function SFit(?Fit) for the fit measurement series SFit(?) by means of a mathematical equalization calculation, and
determining a fit function maximum fFit,Max(?Fit,Max) of the mathematical fit function fFit(?Fit), wherein the direction of the waterborne sound source can be determined by means of ?Fit,Max.

US Pat. No. 10,509,089

METHOD AND MAGNETIC RESONANCE APPARATUS TO ACQUIRE TRACE-WEIGHTED MAGNETIC RESONANCE DATA WITH ANISOTROPIC DIFFUSION DIRECTIONS

Siemens Healthcare GmbH, ...

1. A method for operating a magnetic resonance (MR) scanner in order to acquire diffusion-weighted MR data with anisotropic diffusion directions from an examination region of a subject, so as to produce a trace-weighted image of said examination region from said diffusion-weighted MR data, said MR scanner comprising a gradient system having a gradient coil arrangement defined by physical gradient axes that intersect each other at an origin, said method comprising:in a computer, executing an algorithm that defines a space of diffusion-gradient vectors that are achievable by said gradient system, as a cuboid having edges oriented along said physical gradient axes, with an extent of said edges corresponding to a maximum gradient amplitude that is achievable by said gradient system along said physical gradient axes;
in said computer in said algorithm, selecting a value interval for an effective gradient amplitude that defines a minimum value and a maximum value of said effective gradient amplitude;
in said computer in said algorithm, establishing a spherical shell around said origin, said spherical shell having an inner radius equal to said minimum value and an outer radius equal to said maximum value;
in said computer in said algorithm, identifying areas of said spherical shell that are within said cuboid, as end points of origin vectors that respective start at said origin;
in said computer in said algorithm, selecting, from said set of origin vectors, a set of at least six diffusion-gradient vectors that fulfil conditions for producing said trace-weighted image with low image artifacts;
in said computer, generating control signals that operate said gradient system so as to produce diffusion gradient fields defined by said at least six diffusion-gradient vectors;
from said computer, operating said MR scanner with said control signals in order to acquire said diffusion-weighted MR data; and
in said computer, reconstructing, from the acquired diffusion-weighted MR data, trace-weighted image data that represent said trace-weighted image with low image artifacts, and making said trace-weighted image data available from said computer in electronic form as a data file.

US Pat. No. 10,509,073

TIMING-AWARE TEST GENERATION AND FAULT SIMULATION

Mentor Graphics Corporati...

1. A method of generating test patterns for testing an integrated circuit, comprising:identifying a fault that is detected by a test pattern by simulating a response of an integrated circuit design to the test pattern in the presence of the fault and identifying one or more paths that are sensitized by the test pattern and that detect the fault;
computing a static path delay for a selected sensitized path through the identified fault;
determining whether a criterion based at least in part on the static path delay is met for the identified fault;
modifying a fault list by removing the identified fault if the criterion is met; and
storing the modified fault list,
wherein either:
(a) the selected sensitized path is the longest sensitized path, and the act of determining whether the criterion is met comprises determining whether:
where PDfs is the static path delay through the longest sensitized path for the fault f, TTC is the test clock period, and ? is a real number between 0 and 1; or(b) wherein the selected sensitized path is the shortest sensitized path, and the act of determining whether the criterion is met comprises determining whether:
where HPDfs is the static path delay through the shortest sensitized path for the fault f, TTC is the test clock period, and ? is a real number between 0 and 1.

US Pat. No. 10,509,070

SHORT CIRCUIT DETECTING DEVICE OF STACKED MEMORY CHIPS AND METHOD THEREOF

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A micro-bump short circuit detecting method of a semiconductor chip, the method comprising:supplying, by a micro-bump short circuit detecting circuit, a micro-bump short circuit test signal to the semiconductor chip, the semiconductor chip including a plurality of micro-bumps;
setting, by the micro-bump short circuit detecting circuit, outputs of a pull-up driver and a pull-down driver of each of a plurality of data output circuits included in the micro-bump short circuit detecting circuit to one of an off state, a weak-on state, and a strong-on state based on a micro-bump short circuit test type;
storing, by the micro-bump short circuit detecting circuit, test input in a test input data storage circuit included in the micro-bump short circuit detecting circuit;
driving, by the micro-bump short circuit detecting circuit, one or more of the plurality of data output circuits;
storing, by the micro-bump short circuit detecting circuit, an output of each of the plurality of data output circuits in a test output data storage circuit included in the micro-bump short circuit detecting circuit;
outputting, by the micro-bump short circuit detecting circuit, test output stored in the test output data storage circuit included in the micro-bump short circuit detecting circuit; and
detecting, by a testing apparatus, a micro-bump short circuit based on the test input in the test input data storage circuit and the test output in the test output data storage circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,509,060

METHODS, SYSTEMS, AND DEVICES FOR IDENTIFYING COMPUTATIONAL OPERATIONS BASED ON POWER MEASUREMENTS

The Regents of the Univer...

1. A system comprising:a phase measurement unit configured to generate a first measurement based on a power signal, the first measurement characterizing a phase angle of the power signal;
a power measurement unit configured to generate a second measurement based on the power signal, the second measurement characterizing an amplitude of one or more aspects of the power signal; and
a processing unit configured to identify a computational operation implemented by a target processing device, the identifying of the computational operation being based on a comparison of the first measurement and the second measurement with reference measurements.

US Pat. No. 10,509,054

HIGH/LOW TEMPERATURE CONTACTLESS RADIO FREQUENCY PROBES

United States of America ...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a dielectric substrate having a first longitudinal axis;
at least one waveguide having a second longitudinal axis collinear with the first longitudinal axis of the dielectric substrate, the at least one waveguide comprising an electric field polarized parallel to the dielectric substrate to increase the coupling between the dielectric substrate and the at least one waveguide, and
an air gap separating the dielectric substrate and the at least one waveguide to prevent thermal loading, thermal expansion, and material deformity, wherein the first and second longitudinal axes extend through the air gap.

US Pat. No. 10,509,050

SENSOR HOUSING FOR A WHEEL SENSOR DEVICE, WHEEL SENSOR DEVICE AND CONNECTING COMPONENT THEREOF

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A wheel-sensor device for a vehicle, comprising:a sensor housing mounted on the vehicle; and
a first rotational-speed sensor arranged in the sensor housing;
a second rotational-speed sensor arranged in the sensor housing in addition to the first rotational-speed sensor; and
a rotary transducer co-rotating with a rotating wheel of the vehicle and configured to trigger a change in at least one first physical quantity in the first rotational-speed sensor and another change in at least one second physical quantity in the second rotational-speed sensor,
wherein the sensor housing includes a plug component configured to connect to the first rotational-speed sensor and the second rotational-speed sensor, the plug component configured to be directly or indirectly connected to:
a first voltage source of the vehicle, such that a first voltage is made available at least to the first rotational-speed sensor, and
a second voltage source of the vehicle, such that a second voltage is made available at least to the second rotational-speed sensor, and
wherein the first voltage source and the second voltage source are independent from one another such that operational failure of one of the first and second voltage sources does not affect availability of the other of the first and second voltage sources.

US Pat. No. 10,509,011

ION MOBILITY SPECTROMETER WITH ION MODIFICATION

Smiths Detection-Watford ...

1. An ion mobility spectrometer comprising:a sample inlet comprising a membrane inlet arranged to allow a sample of gaseous fluid to pass from an ambient pressure region to a low pressure region of the ion mobility spectrometer to be ionised;
an ioniser disposed in the low pressure region of the ion mobility spectrometer and configured to ionise the sample;
an ion modifier configured to modify ions in the low pressure region, wherein the ions are obtained from the sample of gaseous fluid, wherein the ion modifier comprises two electrodes spaced apart in the direction of movement of the ions towards the detector;
a controller arranged to control gas pressure in the low pressure region to be lower than ambient pressure by at least 200 mb, wherein the controller is configured to control the ion modifier in a first mode to subject ions to an alternating electric field to modify the ions as they pass through the ion modifier, and to control the ion modifier in a second mode to allow ions to pass through the ion modifier; and
a detector configured to measure a time of flight associated with the ions travelling from the ioniser, wherein the detector is configured to provide a signal to the controller indicating arrival of ions.

US Pat. No. 10,508,994

IMAGE INSPECTION APPARATUS AND IMAGE INSPECTION METHOD

Keyence Corporation, Osa...

1. An image inspection apparatus for performing a visual inspection of an inspection target object, the image inspection apparatus comprising:an illuminating section for irradiating illumination light on the inspection target object;
a line camera in which a plurality of imaging elements are arrayed to be linearly arranged, the line camera receiving the light irradiated from the illuminating section and reflected on the inspection target object;
an image-for-optical-axis-adjustment generating section configured to repeatedly capture, with the line camera, images of an inspection target object for an optical axis adjustment in a standstill state to generate an image for the optical axis adjustment having periodicity in a line direction of the line camera;
a display section for displaying an optical axis adjusting section for adjusting an optical axis of the line camera in a state in which the image for the optical axis adjustment generated by the image-for-optical-axis-adjustment generating section is displayed;
a trigger setting section for specifying a trigger that specifies timing when the inspection target object is imaged by the line camera;
an aspect ratio adjusting section for adjusting longitudinal and lateral pixel resolutions of the image captured by the line camera, wherein the aspect ratio adjusting section includes an image-for-pixel-resolution-calculation generating section for, after the optical axis adjustment of the line camera is performed on the basis of the image for the optical axis adjustment displayed on the display section, repeatedly capturing images with the line camera while moving, in one direction, a pattern for pixel resolution calculation having a known dimension to generate an image for a pixel resolution calculation, a pixel resolution calculation parameter setting section configured to set, as a pixel resolution calculation parameter, a ratio of the dimension measured by the measuring section and the actual dimension input to the dimension input section, and an interval adjusting section for adjusting an imaging interval of the line camera specified by the trigger setting section according to the pixel resolution calculation parameter set by the pixel resolution calculation parameter setting section; and
an image-for-inspection generating section for repeating the imaging at the imaging interval adjusted by the interval adjusting section to generate an image for inspection.

US Pat. No. 10,508,986

CHARACTERIZING OPTICALLY REFLECTIVE FEATURES VIA HYPER-SPECTRAL SENSOR

Waymo LLC, Mountain View...

1. A method comprising:generating, using a light detection and ranging (LIDAR) device associated with an autonomous vehicle, a point cloud that indicates reflective features in an environment of the autonomous vehicle;
identifying a particular reflective feature indicated in the point cloud for analysis, the analysis using data from a sensor separate from the LIDAR device, wherein the sensor is associated with the autonomous vehicle, and wherein the sensor has a spectral range of sensitivity that includes infrared radiation;
imaging, using the sensor, at least a portion of the environment that includes the particular reflective feature indicated in the point cloud, wherein the imaging generates data indicative of infrared radiation received from the particular reflective feature;
in response to identifying the particular reflective feature indicated in the point cloud for analysis, classifying the particular reflective feature based on the data indicative of infrared radiation received from the particular reflective feature;
determining a path of the autonomous vehicle based on at least the point cloud and the classification of the particular reflective feature; and
controlling the autonomous vehicle to navigate along the path.

US Pat. No. 10,508,974

STORING ANALYTICAL MACHINE DATA BASED ON CHANGE IN SCALAR MACHINE DATA INDICATING ALERT CONDITION

Computational Systems, In...

1. A method for collecting and storing analytical vibration data in memory of a machine vibration monitoring device, the method comprising:(a) storing one or more alert threshold levels in the memory of the machine vibration monitoring device, each alert threshold level comprising a scalar value indicating a threshold between two predefined machine operational condition ranges;
(b) sensing vibration of a machine and generating analog machine vibration signals based thereon using one or more vibration sensors, and converting the analog machine vibration signals to digital machine vibration data;
(c) based on the digital machine vibration data, calculating a scalar vibration value using a processor in the machine vibration monitoring device;
(d) at predetermined time intervals, comparing the scalar vibration value to one or more of the alert threshold levels using the processor in the machine vibration monitoring device;
(e) based on the digital machine vibration data, the processor in the machine vibration monitoring device generating analytical vibration data that comprise one or both of vibration waveforms and vibration spectra, and storing the analytical vibration data in the memory of the machine vibration monitoring device;
(f) only when it is determined in step (d) that the scalar vibration value exceeds one or more of the alert threshold levels that the scalar vibration value did not exceed at a prior predetermined time interval, storing the analytical vibration data in a separate buffer in the memory of the machine vibration monitoring device, wherein the analytical vibration data stored in the separate buffer provide relevant diagnostic information about a specific machine performance event that is indicated by the scalar vibration value exceeding one or more of the alert threshold levels; and
(g) transmitting the analytical vibration data stored in the separate buffer of the memory of the machine vibration monitoring device via the wireless data network to be acquired by a host computer, the transmitting performed by a wireless transceiver in the machine vibration monitoring device.

US Pat. No. 10,508,961

SEMICONDUCTOR PACKAGE WITH AIR PRESSURE SENSOR

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. A semiconductor package, comprising:a plurality of build-up layers;
a cavity disposed in one or more of the build-up layers; and
an air pressure sensor disposed in the plurality of build-up layers and comprising the cavity, a first electrode disposed above the cavity, and a second electrode coupled to the first electrode; and
a continuous conductive via ring coupled to the second electrode, the continuous conductive via ring comprising copper that surrounds the cavity to provide a hermetic seal to the cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,508,944

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DISPENSING FLAVOURING

ISHIDA EUROPE LIMITED, B...

1. A flavouring dispenser for dispensing doses of flavouring, the flavouring dispenser comprising:a flavouring chamber for containing flavouring;
a dosing plate having an aperture therethrough; and
a dispense opening; wherein
the dosing plate is movable relative to the dispense opening between a first position and a second position, wherein in the first position the aperture communicates with the flavouring chamber for receiving a predetermined dose of flavouring, and wherein in the second position the aperture communicates with the dispense opening for dispensing the dose of flavouring, wherein the dispense opening is located within the flavouring chamber, and wherein the flavouring dispenser further comprises a separating surface located over the dispense opening and configured to separate an upper side of the aperture from the flavouring chamber at least while the dosing plate is in the second position; and
further comprising a guiding member which vertically guides and compresses the flavouring into the aperture of the dosing plate, wherein the guiding member is a wedging member having an inclined surface located over the aperture at a position between the first and second position, the inclined surface being acutely inclined to a direction of movement of the dosing plate from the first position to the second position, and wherein the wedging member further comprises the separating surface, wherein the wedging member is releasably coupled to the flavouring chamber such that, in use, the wedging member is located over an upper surface of the dosing plate and is fixedly held with respect to the flavouring chamber, and wherein the dosing plate is removable from the flavouring chamber through the flavouring chamber when the wedging member is decoupled from the flavouring chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,508,942

THERMAL FLOW METER

HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEM...

1. A thermal flow meter comprising:a sensor element portion including:
a heating element;
a temperature detecting bridge circuit that includes a plurality of resistors and is configured to detect a temperature of the heating element, wherein at least one of the plurality of resistors is a balance adjusting resistor that has a resistance value that varies according to the temperature of the heating element; and
an integrated circuit including:
a tapped adjusting resistor connected in parallel with the balance adjusting resistor of the temperature detecting bridge circuit by two wires drawn from both ends of the balance adjusting resistor to take out an end to end voltage thereof whereby the thermal flow meter operates inaccurately by not taking out the end to end voltage of the balance adjusting resistor when one of the two wires is broken;
a voltage detection circuit that detects that the magnitude of voltage produced between the two wires has become smaller than a first predetermined value; and
a fault signal output circuit that, when the magnitude of the voltage is detected to become smaller than the first predetermined value at the voltage detection circuit, outputs a signal indicating a break of at least one of the two wires.

US Pat. No. 10,508,930

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING PROXIMITY SENSOR AND MANUFACTURING SYSTEM FOR PROXIMITY SENSOR

OMRON Corporation, Kyoto...

1. A method of manufacturing a plurality of proximity sensors outputting presence or absence of a detection object or a position of the detection object as a detection result, the method comprising:disposing the plurality of proximity sensors in a temperature-changeable chamber, wherein the chamber includes an internal chamber temperature sensor that detects an internal chamber temperature, each of the proximity sensors includes a detection part that includes a detection coil and a capacitor, an oscillation circuit that excites the detection part, a temperature detection part that detects a casing temperature inside a casing of the proximity sensor, and a control calculation part that outputs a signal indicating a distance to the detection object as the detection result based on a signal change occurring in the detection part;
setting the chamber to a plurality of different temperatures respectively and for each of the proximity sensors respectively storing the casing temperature detected by the temperature detection part and the internal chamber temperature detected by the internal chamber temperature sensor in association with the detection result output by the control calculation part at each temperature;
determining a characteristic parameter unique to each of the proximity sensors, wherein each of the characteristic parameters for each of the proximity sensors are determined based on a temperature difference between the temperature inside the casing and the internal chamber temperature, and detection result; and
setting the determined characteristic parameter for each of the proximity sensors.

US Pat. No. 10,508,927

NAVIGATION SERVER, NAVIGATION CLIENT AND NAVIGATION SYSTEM

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

1. A navigation server, comprising:at least one processor; and
at least one memory including computer program code,
wherein the at least one memory and the computer program code are configured to, with the at least one processor, cause the navigation server at least to:
receive a chronological order of positions and operating states of a moving body in which a navigation client is mounted from the navigation client;
repeatedly extract a position of the moving body at a time point of switching between an operation ON state and an operation OFF state from among the chronological order of positions of the moving body as a first designated location;
extract as a designated location of the moving body, a location satisfying a requirement of being outside of a base area that is specific to the moving body from the first designated locations extracted by the navigation server, and thereafter cause the designated location to be stored in the at least one memory;
receive departure location information of the moving body;
generate a server route between the departure location and the designated location, wherein the server route comprises link identification information for a portion of the links among a series of link groups constituting the server route, and
recognize as the base area, based on the chronological order of positions of the moving body received from the navigation client, a first base area which includes a location in which a passing frequency of the moving body is equal to or greater than a first threshold value, and a second base area which includes a location in which a visiting frequency of the moving body is equal to or greater than a second threshold value,
wherein the passing frequency of the moving body is a frequency at which the moving body is present at a respective location of a plurality of locations in the first base area at a time point at which the operation ON state of the moving body is continuing.

US Pat. No. 10,508,925

PICKUP LOCATION SELECTION AND AUGMENTED REALITY NAVIGATION

Uber Technologies, Inc., ...

15. A computer system comprising:one or more computer processors for executing computer program instructions; and
a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing instructions executable by the one or more computer processors to perform steps comprising:
receiving at a network system including one or more processors, from a computing device associated with a rider, a set of service data, the set of service data including an origin location and a request for a driver to transport the rider from the origin location;
identifying, using historical service data and location characteristics associated with the origin location, a plurality of candidate pickup locations within a threshold distance of a current location of the computing device;
sending at least two of the candidate pickup locations to the computing device;
receiving, from the computing device, a selection of a candidate pickup location from the at least two candidate pickup locations;
generating navigation instructions from the current location to the selected pickup location;
instructing the computing device to display a live video feed, the video feed being captured by a camera on the computing device; and
instructing an augmented reality application on the computing device to visually augment the video feed with augmented reality elements based on the navigation instructions.

US Pat. No. 10,508,914

DEVICE FOR AUTOMATICALLY FINDING A MOBILE GEODETIC TARGET OBJECT

LEICA GEOSYSTEMS AG, Hee...

1. A surveying system for determining the position of a target point using a surveying device and a target object which defines the target point, wherein the surveying system comprises:a control and evaluation unit with evaluation, data-processing, and control functionality;
a first radiation source for generating target-finding radiation; and
a means for multi-directional emission of the target-finding radiation into free space,
wherein the surveying device comprises:
a sighting device which defines a target axis,
a means for changing the alignment of the target axis about a first axis and a second axis,
a photosensitive line sensor for detecting target-finding radiation, wherein the reception range of the line sensor is in the form of a reception fan, and the target axis has a defined spatial reference relation with respect to the plane of the reception fan,
a second radiation source for generating fine-sighting radiation,
a means for emitting the fine-sighting radiation coaxially with respect to the target axis in the form of a radiation cone with a small angle of aperture, and
a photosensitive large-area sensor for detecting fine-sighting radiation reflected by the target object,
wherein the control and evaluation unit is configured to track the target object, moving relative to the surveying device, using a target-finding process carried out continuously and automatically by the control and evaluation unit in accordance with a defined algorithm with continuous emission of target-finding radiation, the target-finding process including detecting target-finding radiation originating from the target object using the line sensor, and performing a first change in alignment of the target axis about the first axis as a function of detected target-finding radiation, such that the movement tendency of the target object is tracked according to the target axis.

US Pat. No. 10,508,913

ENVIRONMENT RECORDING SYSTEM USING VIRTUAL OR AUGMENTED REALITY

Raytheon Company, Waltha...

1. A process comprising:receiving into a computer processor and a computer memory data from a laser scanning device or a photogrammetric device, wherein the data relate to an environment in a first state;
generating a point cloud of the environment in the first state using the data;
providing the point cloud as input to a gaming engine, thereby generating as output a view of the point cloud of the environment in the first state;
providing the view of the point cloud of the environment in the first state outputted from the gaming engine to an augmented reality, a virtual reality, or a mixed reality application;
generating a view of the environment in a second state; and
generating an augmented reality, a virtual reality, or a mixed reality view of the environment by providing the view of the environment in the second state to the augmented reality, the virtual reality, or the mixed reality application and overlaying the view of the point cloud of the environment in the first state onto the view of the environment in the second state and orienting the view of the point cloud of the environment in the first state and the view of the environment in the second state using markerless tracking and real time data gathered by using a simultaneous localization and mapping (SLAM) technique;
wherein the point cloud is provided as input to the game engine and the view of the point cloud of the environment in the first state is provided to the augmented reality, the virtual reality, or the mixed reality application without generation of any three-dimensional model; and
wherein the environment comprises a structure, and wherein the view of the point cloud of the environment in the first state comprises the structure that is unfinished such that internals of the structure are exposed and visible, and wherein the view of the environment in the second state comprises the structure that is finished such that internals of the structure are unexposed and not visible.

US Pat. No. 10,508,900

THREE-DIMENSIONAL SCATTEROMETRY FOR MEASURING DIELECTRIC THICKNESS

GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC., Gr...

1. An apparatus comprising:a processor; and
memory including computer program code for a program,
the memory and the computer program code configured to, with the processor, cause the apparatus to perform at least the following:
initiate optical critical dimension (OCD) scatterometry on a three-dimensional test structure formed on a wafer, the three-dimensional test structure comprising patterned copper (Cu) trenches with a ultra-low k (ULK) dielectric film formed over the patterned Cu trenches; and
measure, by the processor, a thickness of the ULK dielectric film based on results of the OCD scatterometry.

US Pat. No. 10,508,897

MAGNET DEVICE AND POSITION SENSING SYSTEM

TE ConnectivityCorporatio...

1. A magnet device for providing the magnetic density changes/magnetic field changes in relation to a detecting position, the magnet device comprising:a magnet member mounted on a rotatable shaft and rotated therewith, the magnet member producing the magnetic density changes/magnetic field changes in relation to the detecting position when the magnet member is rotating around the rotatable shaft, the magnet member having a south pole, a north pole, and a pole direction extending from the south pole to the north pole, the magnet member has a first lateral side and a second lateral side that are located at opposite sides of the magnet member, the south pole or the north pole is attached on the rotatable shaft; and
a first magnetic flux density concentrator element mounted on the rotatable shaft with the magnet member and rotating on the rotatable shaft in unison with the magnet member such that a rotation of the first magnetic flux density concentrator is equal to a rotation of the magnet member to concentrate/condense the density of the magnetic density changes/magnetic field changes, the first magnetic flux density concentrator element is positioned adjacent to the first lateral side of the magnet member and a second magnetic flux density concentrator element is positioned adjacent to the second lateral side of the magnet member, the first and second magnetic flux density concentrator elements increase the output ratio of the magnetic density changes/magnetic field changes of the magnet member; wherein
the magnet device is used with a sensing device having a sensing element with a front side and a back side, the first magnetic flux density concentrator element being positioned adjacent to the front side of the sensing element and concentrating/condensing the density of the magnetic density changes/magnetic field changes in the pole direction of the magnet member toward the sensing element, the sensing device has the detecting position where the sensing element is located, the front side of the sensing device faces the north pole or south pole of the magnet member when the magnet member is positioned due facing to the front side of the sensing device during the rotation of the magnet member, the sensing device is separated from the magnet member by a distance.

US Pat. No. 10,508,879

DEVICE FOR DAMPENING RESIDUAL EFFECTS FROM A FIREARM SUPPRESSOR

DBDROP Inc., Fort Myers,...

1. A method of dampening residual effects of a firearm discharge from a firearm suppressor, comprising:enclosing within a shield a majority of the firearm suppressor when the firearm suppressor is attached to a portion of a firearm barrel, wherein the shield further includes:
an interior receiving space for receiving at least a portion of the firearm suppressor;
an outer surface having a fixed shape;
a tapered structure having a proximal inner diameter that is greater than a distal inner diameter, wherein the proximal inner diameter is greater than a diameter of a muzzle end of the firearm suppressor and the distal inner diameter is less than the diameter of the muzzle end of the firearm suppressor; and
a projectile aperture;
axially aligning the shield with the firearm suppressor by forcing the firearm suppressor into contact with the tapered structure;
whereby at least some of the residual effects of a firearm discharge are dispersed throughout the shield.

US Pat. No. 10,508,865

HEAT EXCHANGER

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A heat exchanger comprising:a core portion that includes a plurality of tubes in which a fluid flows; and
a pair of header tanks that are located on opposite ends in the longitudinal direction of the plurality of tubes and communicate with the plurality of tubes, wherein
one of the pair of header tanks includes a first tank chamber and a second tank chamber, which are defined by
a core plate joined to the plurality of tubes,
a tank body, and
a partition wall joined to the tank body,
a first fluid flows through the first tank chamber and a first tube group of the plurality of tubes connected to the first tank chamber, and
a second fluid different in temperature range from the first fluid flows through the second tank chamber and a second tube group of the plurality of tubes connected to the second tank chamber,
the heat exchanger further comprises:
a flow rate limiting portion provided in at least one of the first tank chamber or the second tank chamber, wherein
the flow rate limiting portion is configured to reduce a flow rate of the first fluid or the second fluid supplied to at least first one tube of the plurality of tubes from a boundary portion provided by the partition wall,
the flow rate limiting portion includes a screen that is provided on an inner wall of the tank body and is next to a side of the flow-reduced at least first one tube that faces away from the boundary portion, and
the screen has a slit that extends from an end portion of the screen in a direction from the core plate toward the inner wall of the tank body.

US Pat. No. 10,508,853

STIR STICK AND BREAKER WALLS FOR AN ICE CONTAINER

Whirlpool Corporation, B...

1. An in-door ice container for a refrigerator comprising:a base removably attached to a refrigerator door;
a base upper portion coupled to the base, the base upper portion comprising a perimeter wall having first and second walls and defining an ice storage volume and an axis of translation;
a stir stick rotatably mounted to the base having a stir stick upper portion comprising a cam portion and an ice agitation portion, and a stir stick lower portion operatively coupled to a motor, wherein the stir stick upper portion is disposed within the ice storage volume, and the stir stick lower portion is disposed below the ice storage volume;
a cam rod slidably disposed along the axis of translation within the ice storage volume and operatively coupled with the cam portion;
a first breaker wall rotatably attached near a middle of the first wall and within the ice storage volume and operatively coupled with the cam rod; and
a second breaker wall rotatably attached near a middle of the second wall and within the ice storage volume and operatively coupled with the cam rod.

US Pat. No. 10,508,849

AIR CONDITIONER WITH OUTDOOR TEMPERATURE SENSING CORRELATED TO OUTDOOR FAN CONTROL

Daikin Industries, Ltd., ...

1. An air conditioner comprising:a compressor;
an outdoor fan;
a temperature sensor configured to detect an outside temperature;
a memory configured to store the outside temperature detected by the temperature sensor; and
a controller configured to
control the air conditioner to operate in a plurality of operating modes based on the outside temperature detected by the temperature sensor, the plurality of operating modes including a first operating mode where both the compressor and the outdoor fan are being driven, a second operating mode where the compressor is being driven and the outdoor fan is stopped, and a third operating mode where the compressor is being driven and the outdoor fan is being repeatedly started and stopped;
continuously update the outside temperature stored in said memory upon detection of an outdoor temperature by said temperature sensor while the air conditioner is operating in the first operating mode, and
conduct a holding control where the outside temperature is intermittently updated, when the air conditioner is operating in the second or third operating mode.

US Pat. No. 10,508,816

INTERLOCK SWITCH STRUCTURE AND MICROWAVE OVEN

GUANGDONG MIDEA KITCHEN A...

1. An interlock switch structure, comprising:a substrate;
a sliding latch;
a tactile disk member;
a door hook;
a first elastic member; and
multiple micro-switches;
wherein, the substrate is provided with a chute structure; the sliding latch is slidably matched with a chute of the chute structure, the sliding latch is provided with a sliding surface to match with the door hook;
the tactile disk member is pivotally communicated with the substrate, the micro-switches are located on a periphery of the tactile disk member, and contact points of the micro-switches are toward the tactile disk member;
the tactile disk member is provided with a seesaw to match with the door hook, a circumferential surface of the tactile disk member is provided with a rotating surface to match with the sliding latch, and a plurality of contact surfaces that are matched with the contact points;
in a process of locking the door hook, the door hook sequentially abuts the sliding latch and the seesaw such that the sliding latch is displaced, and the tactile disk member is rotated in a forward direction, and each contact surface abuts a corresponding contact point, triggering a corresponding micro-switch; and
in a process of releasing the door hook, the sliding latch is reset by the first elastic member and abuts the sliding surface such that the tactile disk member is rotated in reverse, and each contact surface leaves the corresponding contact point, resetting the corresponding micro-switch.

US Pat. No. 10,508,813

GAS TURBINE COMBUSTOR CROSS FIRE TUBE ASSEMBLY WITH OPENING RESTRICTING MEMBER AND GUIDE PLATES

MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER ...

1. A gas turbine combustor in a configuration having a plurality of combustors;each combustor including an annular liner, a combustion chamber within the annular liner, an outer peripheral partition wall surrounding the annular liner, and an annular combustion air passage for a flow of combustion air, the annular combustion air passage defined between the outer peripheral partition wall and the annular liner;
one of the plurality of combustors being connected with another one of the plurality of combustors adjacent to the one of the plurality of combustors by a cross fire tube assembly, the another one of the plurality of combustors being ignited by the one of the plurality of combustors through the cross fire tube assembly, wherein:
the cross fire tube assembly has a dual pipe configuration including
an inner tube that connects the combustion chamber of the one of the plurality of combustors with the combustion chamber of the another one of the plurality of combustors,
an outer tube that covers therein the inner tube and is connected with the outer peripheral partition wall of the one of the plurality of combustors and the outer peripheral partition wall of the another of the plurality of combustors so as to connect the annular combustion air passage of the one of the plurality of combustors with the annular combustion air passage of the another one of the plurality of combustors, and
an annular space defined between the inner tube and the outer tube;
an opening restricting member is provided at each respective connection between the outer tube and the respective annular combustion air passages of the one of the plurality of combustors and the another of the plurality of combustors to restrict the respective flow of combustion air therefrom into the annular space between the inner tube and the outer tube, each opening restricting member positioned in the annular space between the inner tube and the outer tube so as to form an upstream opening disposed upstream of the inner tube with respect to the respective flow of combustion air flowing through the respective annular combustion air passage and a downstream opening disposed downstream of the inner tube with respect to the respective flow of combustion air flowing through the respective annular combustion air passage, wherein the upstream opening and the downstream opening are separate and discrete openings; and
guide plates are disposed upstream of the inner tube in each annular combustion air passage to guide the respective flow of combustion air from the respective annular combustion air passage into the annular space between the inner tube and the outer tube via the respective upstream opening.

US Pat. No. 10,508,797

LUMINAIRE AND CONNECTION MECHANISM FOR CONNECTING MULTIPLE LUMINAIRES

IDEAL Industries Lighting...

1. A luminaire comprising:a light emitting portion extending between a first end cap and a second end cap to define a length between the first end cap and the second end cap;
the first end cap comprising at least one receptacle extending in an insertion direction and the second end cap comprising at least one post extending in the insertion direction, the at least one receptacle of the first end cap being configured to closely receive a post on a third end cap and the at least one post of the second end cap being configured to be received in a receptacle on a fourth end cap, the insertion direction being disposed transversely to the length;
wherein the first end cap further comprises at least one first guide surface and the second end cap further comprises at least one second guide surface, the at least one first guide surface being configured to engage at least one third guide surface on the third end cap and the at least one second guide surface being configured to engage at least one fourth guide surface on the fourth end cap, the at least one first guide surface and the at least one second guide surface being rigid and disposed perpendicularly to the insertion direction such that the engagement of the at least one first guide surface with the at least one third guide surface prevents movement of the first end cap relative to the third end cap in the insertion direction, and wherein the first end cap comprises a first electrical connector separate from the at least one first guide surface configured to engage a second electrical connector on the third end cap.

US Pat. No. 10,508,796

ULTRAVIOLET GEMSTONE DISPLAY BOX

FINESSE DIAMOND, CORP, N...

1. A display for displaying fluorescence of a gemstone having naturally occurring phosphors, comprising:a top portion with a compact ultraviolet LED assembly mounted at a mounting angle, the LED assembly having:
an LED circuit;
a 3 watt 365 nm ultraviolet LED diode disposed on the LED circuit;
an optical collimator having a parabolic lens to focus the emitted LED radiation to a less than 15° spread;
a bottom portion connected to the top portion, and having a recess for containing a compact battery for powering the LED assembly; and
a central holder/deck positioned in the bottom portion over the battery for retaining the gemstone so that the gemstone is retained less than 3 inches from the LED assembly and in a direct path of the emitted collimated LED radiation of the LED assembly;
such that the gemstone seated in the central holder/deck emits a corona of strong visible fluorescence while the ultraviolet radiation is not seen.

US Pat. No. 10,508,794

LED TROFFER FIXTURE HAVING A WIDE LENS

IDEAL Industries Lighting...

1. A troffer light fixture, comprising:a housing;
a LED assembly positioned in the housing, the LED assembly comprising a first LED array comprising a first LED on a first string and a second LED on a second string and a second LED array comprising a third LED on a third string and fourth LED on a fourth string;
a lens covering the first LED array and the second LED array; and
a reflector assembly extending between the first LED array and the second LED array, the reflector assembly comprising a first reflective surface reflecting light from the first LED array and a second reflective surface reflecting light from the second LED array.

US Pat. No. 10,508,788

MULTIFUNCTION LAMP UNIT AND REAR VIEW DEVICE THEREWITH

1. A multifunction lamp unit for a vehicle, comprising:a housing;
at least one light conductor with at least one illuminant provided by an LED on a printed circuit board;
at least one light foil that comprises a light tape or a printed lighting; and
a clear lens.

US Pat. No. 10,508,769

LNG TANK AND OPERATION OF THE SAME

1. A method of operating an LNG tank ship, the method comprising:providing an LNG tank ship comprising:
a membrane-type LNG tank comprising a thermal insulation wall and a membrane;
LNG and boil-off gas of the LNG contained in the membrane-type LNG tank; and
a safety valve connected to and for the membrane-type LNG tank for releasing LNG boil-off gas therefrom when vapor pressure within the membrane-type LNG tank exceeds a cut-off pressure, wherein the cut-off pressure of the safety valve for the membrane-type LNG tank is within a range between 0.7 bar (gauge pressure) and 3 bar (gauge pressure),
loading LNG to the membrane-type LNG tank of the LNG tank ship at a loading pressure;
subsequent to loading, letting vapor pressure inside the membrane-type LNG tank increase without processing boil-off gas of the LNG for controlling the vapor pressure under a target pressure; and
subsequently, unloading the LNG to an LNG-receiving tank that is located outside the LNG tank ship and is capable of receiving the LNG at the increased pressure.

US Pat. No. 10,508,768

TRUSS ADAPTER FOR MOUNTING OBJECTS ON SPACE FRAME TRUSS

Entertainment Structural ...

1. A truss adapter for mounting one or more objects on a space frame truss having a plurality of truss chords that are interconnected by webbing, wherein each of the truss chords has an outer surface, the truss adapter comprising:(A) a body having a first body portion, a first body saddle engagable with the outer surface of a first truss chord of the space frame truss, a second body portion, a second body saddle engagable with the outer surface of a second truss chord, and a receiving portion;
(B) a pivot arm having a first end portion and a second end portion, the first end portion of the pivot arm being pivotably attached to the second body portion;
(C) a tensioning device that has a first end portion and a second end portion, the first end portion of the tensioning device being pivotably attached to the second end portion of the pivot arm and the second end portion of the tensioning device engaging the receiving portion of the body; and
(D) a bracket attached to the body for attachment of one or more objects to the truss adapter.

US Pat. No. 10,508,757

HANGER FOR MOUNTING CABLES

CommScope Technologies LL...

1. A cable hanger, comprising:a generally flat base; and
first and second opposed arms extending in a first direction from the base: wherein hooks are positioned on free ends of the arms;
wherein the arms form a gap configured to receive and grasp a cable;
wherein each of the free ends of the arms has an arcuate cross-section taken normal to a longitudinal axis of the arm; and
wherein the base includes two openings, each of the openings including an arcuate edge, each of the openings adjacent a fixed end of a respective first or second arm.

US Pat. No. 10,508,736

UPSHIFT CONTROL METHOD FOR DCT VEHICLE

HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, S...

1. An upshift control method for a dual clutch transmission (DCT) in a vehicle, the method comprising the steps of:determining, by a controller, whether or not an inertia phase begins when an accelerator pedal depression amount increases during power-on upshifting;
calculating, by the controller when the inertia phase begins, a first control amount including a first final clutch torque for an engaging clutch based on a difference between a current acceleration amount and an inertia phase acceleration amount at the beginning of the inertia phase, a difference between the current acceleration amount and a maximum inertia phase acceleration amount during the inertia phase, and a target engine torque; and
controlling, by the controller, the engaging clutch with the first final clutch torque calculated in the calculating step.

US Pat. No. 10,508,733

CONTROL SYSTEM FOR VEHICLE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A control system for a vehicle, the control system comprising:an automatic transmission;
an operation device including an operator, the operator being a momentary operator that is returned to an initial position in a state where no external force is applied, the operator being configured to be selectively operated by a driver from the initial position to any one of a plurality of traveling operation positions via a neutral operation position, the neutral operation position corresponding to a neutral range of the automatic transmission, the plurality of traveling operation positions corresponding to a plurality of traveling ranges of the automatic transmission; and
an electronic control unit configured to
(1) change a shift range of the automatic transmission based on the initial position, the neutral operation position and the traveling operation positions,
(2) when the operator is operated from the initial position to the neutral operation position and then returned to the initial position, change the shift range to the neutral range,
(3) when the operator does not pass through any one of the traveling operation positions while (i) the operator is operated from the initial position to the neutral operation position and then (ii) the operator is returned to the initial position, and when the operator is continuously held at the neutral operation position for a first predetermined time or longer, change the shift range to the neutral range, and
(4) when the operator passes through at least one of the traveling operation positions while (i) the operator is operated from the initial position to the neutral operation position and then (ii) the operator is returned to the initial position, prohibit a change of the shift range to the neutral range even when the operator is continuously held at the neutral operation position for the first predetermined time or longer.

US Pat. No. 10,508,729

STRAIN WAVE GEARING DEVICE

Harmonic Drive Systems In...

1. A strain wave gearing device comprising:a rigid internally toothed gear;
a flexible externally toothed gear including a non-circularly flexible cylindrical body part with a diaphragm extending outward or inward in a radial direction from an end of the cylindrical body part;
a wave generator which is mounted on an inner side of the cylindrical body part of the externally toothed gear, flexes the externally toothed gear in a non-circular shape to partly mesh with the internally toothed gear, and moves meshing positions of the two gears in a circumferential direction; and
a grease temperature control mechanism for controlling a temperature of a grease portion covering an outer peripheral side portion of the wave generator, of grease filled inside the externally toothed gear;
wherein the grease temperature control mechanism includes a heater facing the outer peripheral side portion of the wave generator over an entire circumference thereof from a direction of a device central axis line, and
wherein the heater is in contact with an inner peripheral surface of the cylindrical body part of the externally toothed gear over an entire circumference of the inner peripheral surface, and the heater has a flexibility capable of flexing together with the inner peripheral surface.

US Pat. No. 10,508,719

AUTO TENSIONER AND AUTO TENSIONER-INTEGRATED ENGINE AUXILIARY DEVICE

HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, S...

1. An auto tensioner which is mounted on a rotating shaft of an engine auxiliary device rotating about the rotating shaft by a power transmitted through a power transmission belt, the auto tensioner pivoting about a pivot shaft,wherein the auto tensioner includes:
a driving plate which is coupled to the rotating shaft and receives the power; and
a driven plate which rotates by receiving a rotational force of the driving plate,
wherein a plurality of vanes, which transmit the rotational force of the driving plate to the driven plate, are disposed on the driven plate.

US Pat. No. 10,508,711

TRANSMISSION BELT AND ASSOCIATED TRANSMISSION SYSTEM

Dayco Europe S.R.L, Chie...

1. A toothed transmission belt comprising:a body made of a first elastomeric material,
a plurality of teeth,
a plurality of cords buried in the body of the belt, and
wherein said belt has a working surface being a surface of the belt that meshes with a corresponding pulley and said working surface is at least partially covered by a covering, and has a back surface opposite the working surface,
wherein, in a side view, each of said plurality of teeth is oriented generally transverse to a neutral axis of said plurality of cords;
wherein said covering occupies at least 25% of a unitary longitudinal section; and
wherein said unitary longitudinal section is the area of a longitudinal cross-section that is parallel to the direction of the belt within a perimeter defined by uniting the plane that joins the neutral axis of said plurality of cords, the working surface, and the median transverse planes of two adjacent teeth;
wherein said covering is a non-elastomeric material comprising at least one of a plastic material, thermoplastic material, a thermosetting material, and a metal material;
wherein said covering partially covers the working surface as a plurality of caps, one each covering one of said plurality of teeth and part of the roots of said one of the plurality of teeth as a continuous layer of non-elastomeric material.

US Pat. No. 10,508,696

SELECTABLE ONE-WAY CLUTCH WITH DAMPER SPRINGS

GM Global Technology Oper...

1. A selectable one-way clutch, comprising:a notch plate and a pocket plate, the notch plate having a notch and the pocket plate having a pocket;
a coupling mechanism movably disposed in the pocket, the coupling mechanism effecting engagement between the notch plate and the pocket plate;
a first damper spring disposed in the pocket and exerting a first spring load to the coupling mechanism, and a second damper spring disposed in the pocket and exerting a second spring load to the coupling mechanism; and
a selector plate situated between the notch plate and the pocket plate, the selector plate including a window;
wherein, during use of the selectable one-way clutch, when the coupling mechanism is used to effect engagement between the notch plate and the pocket plate, the first and second damper springs compress and expand in response to movement of the coupling mechanism within the pocket.

US Pat. No. 10,508,695

WEDGE CLUTCH WITH CENTRIFUGAL LIFTOFF

1. A wedge clutch comprising:an inner race extending about a central axis and having an outer surface defining a groove;
an outer race extending about the axis and rotatable relative to the inner race, the outer race having an inner surface defining a plurality of pockets, each pocket having a ramped surface that faces the axis and is ramped relative to the outer surface of the inner race; and
a plurality of wedge segments disposed within the pockets, each wedge segment having a ramped outer surface contacting a respective ramped surface of one of the pockets in a sliding engagement to enable relative circumferential movement between the wedge segments and the outer race, and each wedge segment having a tapered inner surface disposed within the groove of the inner race;
wherein the pockets of the outer race each define a curved wedge-receiving surface extending from the ramped surface of the pocket, and the wedge segments each have a curved engagement surface at one circumferential end thereof configured to contact a respective one of the curved wedge-receiving surfaces.

US Pat. No. 10,508,687

PIVOT ASSEMBLY BEARING DEVICE

Minebea Mitsumi Inc., Na...

1. A pivot assembly bearing device comprising:a shaft having an outer peripheral surface; and
a rolling bearing fixed to the shaft,
wherein an annular sealing surface axially overlapping with at least a part of an end surface of the rolling bearing is provided on an axially outer side of the rolling bearing, and
wherein an oil-repellent film is annularly formed on at least one of the sealing surface and a part of the outer peripheral surface of the shaft located axially outward from the rolling bearing.

US Pat. No. 10,508,685

SLIDING BEARING AND BEARING MECHANISM HAVING THE SAME

OILES CORPORATION, Tokyo...

1. A bearing mechanism comprising:a tube;
a shaft insertingly fitted in said tube; and
a sliding bearing interposed between said tube and said shaft,
said sliding bearing comprising:
a bearing body; and
an elastic ring fitted on said bearing body,
said bearing body having one slit extending from one axial end face towards another axial end face, another slit extending from the other axial end face towards the one axial end face, an inner surface having a sliding surface, and an outer surface on which at least one groove receiving said elastic ring and first and second projections are respectively formed with the at least one groove disposed therebetween in an axial direction,
wherein said elastic ring at an outer peripheral surface thereof is fitted on an inner peripheral surface of said tube with an interference,
said bearing body is disposed in a hollow portion defined by the inner peripheral surface of said tube with a clearance between the outer surface thereof and the inner peripheral surface of said tube and is fitted on an outer peripheral surface of said shaft with the resiliency of said elastic ring, and
the first and the second projections being in contact with the inner peripheral surface of said tube.

US Pat. No. 10,508,684

ANGULAR CONTACT BALL BEARING AND TRANSMISSION ASSEMBLY

AKTIEBOLAGET SKF, Gothen...

1. An angular contact ball bearing, comprising:an outer ring having an outer diameter D and having a first rolling surface, wherein the outer ring has first and second outer ring axial ends, a portion of the outer ring forming an outer shoulder which projects radially inwardly and forms a portion of the first rolling surface, a radially inner end of the outer shoulder forming a first axially extending radial surface having a first axial width,
an inner ring having an inner diameter d and having a second rolling surface, wherein the inner ring has first and second inner ring axial ends, the inner ring forms an inner shoulder which projects radially outwardly and forms a portion of the second rolling surface, a radially outer end of the inner shoulder forming a second axially extending radial surface having a second axial width, wherein the second axial width is greater than the first axial width, wherein the first outer ring axial end and the first inner ring axial end are axially aligned, wherein the inner shoulder extends axially outwardly past the second outer ring axial end, and
no more than one row of balls disposed between the first rolling surface and the second rolling surface, each of the balls having a diameter Dw,
wherein the diameter Dw of the balls, the outer diameter D of the outer ring, and the inner diameter d of the inner ring are chosen such that they satisfy the relationship:

US Pat. No. 10,508,681

DRIVE SHAFT DAMPER

Caraustar Industrial and ...

1. An NVH-reducing drive shaft damper, comprising:a tubular structure defining an inner surface and an outer surface; and
both (i) foam and (ii) a non-foamed retaining member positioned on the outer surface of said tubular structure;
wherein said foam has (i) a density between 1.0 lb/ft3 and 3.0 lbs/ft3, (ii) a tensile strength of at least 10 psi, (iii) a tear strength of at least 1.0 psi, and (iv) a minimum elongation of at least 100 percent.

US Pat. No. 10,508,675

METHOD FOR ANCHORING AN EXPANSION ANCHOR IN A BOREHOLE

Hilti Aktiengesellschaft,...

1. A method for anchoring an expansion anchor in a borehole, wherein the expansion anchor includes:an anchor bolt with a longitudinal axis and an expansion body on a first terminal section of the anchor bolt;
an actuator disposed on a second terminal section of the anchor bolt; and
an expansion sleeve disposed around the anchor bolt;
wherein the expansion body, on a radial outside in a transfer zone, has a plurality of first points that are located at a maximum distance from the longitudinal axis and a plurality of second points that are located at a minimum distance from the longitudinal axis such that the transfer zone is corrugated or serrated, wherein the transfer zone is conical;
comprising the steps of:
hammering the expansion anchor into the borehole in an insertion direction; and
actuating the actuator to screw the expansion body outwardly in a direction that is opposite the insertion direction such that the expansion body expands the expansion sleeve radially outwardly and such that the corrugated or serrated transfer zone expands the expansion sleeve to result in the expansion sleeve being expanded to a first extent by the plurality of first points and being expanded to a second extent by the plurality of second points, wherein the first extent is greater than the second extent.

US Pat. No. 10,508,662

PROPELLER FAN

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A propeller fan comprising:a boss provided on a rotation axis; and
a blade provided at an outer circumferential portion of the boss, the blade including a leading edge and a trailing edge,
wherein the blade has
a first area,
a second area located inward of the first area, and
third areas located outward of the second area, the third areas being located inward and outward of the first area, with the first area interposed between the third areas,
wherein each of the first area, the second area and the third areas includes at least one notch formed in the trailing edge, and
wherein the relationship “P1>P2>P3” is satisfied, where P1 is a width of the at least one notch in the first area, P2 is a width of the at least one notch in the second area, and P3 is a width of the at least one notch in each of the third areas.

US Pat. No. 10,508,651

AUTOMATIC INFLATION DEVICE

Guangdong Travelmall Heal...

1. An automatic inflation device, comprising a valve body, a miniature motor and a centrifugal impeller, wherein the valve body is provided with an air inlet and an inflation inlet, a check valve that is unidirectionally opened outwards the valve body is provided at the inflation inlet, a wind chamber and a wind guide path connected with the wind chamber are configured in the valve body, the miniature motor and the centrifugal impeller are installed in the wind chamber, the centrifugal impeller is actuated by the miniature motor, the wind chamber is communicated with the inflation inlet via the wind guide path, and the air inlet is communicated with a wind inlet of the wind chamber, a wind channel is configured in the valve body and located outside the wind chamber to follow the wind chamber to move, the valve body comprises an outer valve body and an inner valve body that is rotatably received in the outer valve body, the air inlet and the inflation inlet are configured on the outer valve body, the wind chamber, the wind guide path and the wind channel are configured in the inner valve body, and the inner valve body is rotational relative to the outer valve body to make the wind guide path and the inflation inlet be aligned or staggered.

US Pat. No. 10,508,632

ENGINE RAIL PRESSURE SYSTEM

1. A method of increasing oil pressure within an oil rail of an engine comprising the steps of:a) providing an engine comprising a pump, a plurality of fuel injectors, and an oil rail, the oil rail comprising i) an oil rail front end, ii) a front plug located adjacent to the oil rail front end and having a front plug front end and a front plug rear end, iii) an oil rail rear end; iv) a rear plug adjacent to the oil rail rear end and having a rear plug front end and a rear plug rear end; v) an oil rail length extending from the oil rail front end to the oil rail rear end; vi) one or more oil rail entrance ports located between the front plug rear end and the rear plug front end; and vii) one or more oil rail exit ports located between the front plug rear end and the rear plug front end, the pump configured to pump oil through the one or more oil rail entrance ports into the oil rail;
b) providing a rod comprising a rod front end, a rod rear end, and a rod length extending from the rod front end to the rod rear end;
c) removing the front plug from the oil rail;
d) inserting the rod through the oil rail front end and into the oil rail so that the rod is located forwardly relative to the front end of the rear plug and the rod length is parallel to the oil rail length; and
e) while the rod is located in the oil rail, attaching the same or a different front plug to the oil rail so that, after step e), the rear end of the front plug is located forwardly relative to the rod, wherein, during said attaching of said same or said different front plug to said oil rail, said same or said different front plug is not attached to said rod.

US Pat. No. 10,508,631

AUTOMATED WATER DRAIN SYSTEM

Clarcor Engine Mobile Sol...

1. A system for removing accumulated water from a filter assembly, said system and filter assembly comprising:a source of pressurized fluid;
a filtration chamber enclosing filter media said filtration chamber in fluid communication with a source of fluid to be filtered and an outlet for filtered fluid;
a water accumulation chamber in fluid communication with the filtration chamber through a passage arranged to allow a volume of water separated from a flow of fluid to be filtered through said filter media to pass from the filtration chamber to the water accumulation chamber;
a water detector situated to detect the volume of water present in said water accumulation chamber and generate a signal corresponding to a level requiring water to be removed from the water accumulation chamber;
an operational valve having a valve member arranged to selectively close the passage and permit pressurized fluid to enter the water accumulation chamber while said passage is closed;
an outlet valve operable for releasing fluid from the water accumulation chamber when exposed to a pre-determined pressure in said water accumulation chamber;
a pressure line communicating said pressurized fluid to the operational valve; and
a control circuit responsive to said signal to deliver pressurized fluid to said operational valve through said pressure line;
wherein pressurized fluid delivered to said operational valve moves said valve member to close the passage, separating said filtration chamber from said water accumulation chamber, while pressurized fluid passing through said operational valve produces said pre-determined pressure in said water accumulation chamber and forces water through said outlet valve, reducing the volume of water in said water accumulation chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,508,628

AUXILIARY POWER UNIT INLET ASSEMBLY WITH PARTICLE SEPARATOR

1. A movable inlet assembly for an auxiliary power unit for an aircraft, the assembly comprising:a first inlet defined on an exterior skin of the aircraft, the first inlet fluidly communicating between an environment of the aircraft and an engine of the auxiliary power unit via a particle separator when the inlet assembly is in a first configuration;
a second inlet defined on an exterior skin of the aircraft, the second inlet fluidly communicating between the environment of the aircraft and the engine independently of the particle separator when the inlet assembly is in a second configuration;
a member selectively positionable to substantially block communication between the second inlet and the engine when the inlet assembly is in the first configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,508,616

OIL FLOW CONTROL FOR AN ENGINE BY DEFLECTION

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. An engine comprising:a cylinder block defining a portion of an oil conduit intersecting a lower surface of the block;
a ladderframe having an upper surface intersecting another portion of the oil conduit and a deflector adjacent to the another portion of the oil conduit;
a metal-to-metal seal positioned between the upper surface of the ladderframe and the lower surface of the block to circumferentially surround the oil conduit; and
a gasket seal positioned between the upper and lower surfaces to be outboard and spaced apart from the oil conduit;
wherein the deflector is positioned between the metal-to-metal seal and the gasket seal.

US Pat. No. 10,508,607

DIESEL ENGINE PARTICULATE FILTER REGENERATION SYSTEM AND METHODS

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. An engine control method, comprising:estimating an amount of fuel held in a cylinder from a first cycle of the cylinder to a second cycle of the cylinder via a controller in response to a temperature increase of an oxidation catalyst; and
adjusting an amount of fuel injected to the cylinder via the controller during the second cycle of the cylinder in response to the estimated amount of fuel.

US Pat. No. 10,508,577

LINE CONNECTOR WITH INTEGRATED SENSOR FOR MEASUREMENT OF UREA SOLUTIONS

VOSS Automotive GmbH, Wi...

1. A line connector for a fluid comprising:a connecting piece with a flow-through channel in an interior thereof and extending in a longitudinal direction of the connecting piece, the connecting piece having two ends each with a coupling section configured such that a flexible media line or a tubing or an aggregate can be connected to an aggregate connector, the flow-through channel being provided with an electrical heating unit, in a region of the flow-through channel between the coupling sections a permeable wall section that is permeable to an optical sensor signal being formed in a wall of the connecting piece surrounding the flow-through channel as an open aperture, an enclosed perimeter receiving housing formed on the connecting piece and surrounding the permeable wall section, a covering received in the receiving housing and sealing off the aperture such that one wall section of the covering bounds the flow-through channel of the connecting piece, an optical sensor unit disposed in the receiving housing and configured to measure properties of a fluid flowing in the flow-through channel, the optical sensor unit including an emitter and an optical receiver arranged such that an optical beam path is guided from the emitter through the covering and the aperture to a medium flowing in the flow-through channel and is reflected by the medium back through the aperture and covering to the receiver.

US Pat. No. 10,508,565

JOURNAL BEARING AND ROTARY MACHINE

MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER ...

1. A journal bearing, comprising:a carrier ring;
a plurality of bearing pads disposed on a radially inner side of a lower half region of the carrier ring and configured to support a rotor shaft from below, the plurality of bearing pads including an upstream pad;
an oil-supply unit disposed on an upstream side of the upstream pad;
a pair of side plates disposed on both sides of the plurality of bearing pads, with respect to an axial direction of the rotor shaft; and
a dam disposed on a radially inner side of the carrier ring, in a downstream section of an upper half region of the carrier ring, and configured to suppress a downstream flow of carried-over oil,
wherein a gap is provided between inner peripheral surfaces of the respective side plates and an outer peripheral surface of the rotor shaft, for bringing into communication an outside and a bearing interior space surrounded by the pair of side plates, and
wherein, in the downstream section of the upper half region of the carrier ring where no bearing pad is disposed, the dam is disposed upstream of the oil-supply unit.

US Pat. No. 10,508,553

COMPONENTS HAVING SEPARABLE OUTER WALL PLUGS FOR MODULATED FILM COOLING

General Electric Company,...

1. A component comprising:an outer wall comprising an exterior surface and an opposite interior surface, said outer wall formed from a component material;
at least one internal void defined adjacent said interior surface and configured to receive a cooling fluid therein;
a plurality of openings defined in and extending through said outer wall such that said outer wall defines an edge of each of said plurality of openings; and
a plurality of separable plugs formed from said component material, each plug of said plurality of separable plugs positioned in a corresponding opening of said plurality of openings, each of said separable plugs sized to fit within said corresponding opening such that a clearance gap is defined between said separable plug and said edge of said corresponding opening, each of said separable plugs coupled to said outer wall by at least one tab that extends across said clearance gap from said each separable plug to said edge of said corresponding opening, said at least one tab formed from said component material.

US Pat. No. 10,508,544

ROTARY JET, POWER GENERATION SYSTEMS AND MOTORS INCLUDING THE SAME, AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING THE SAME

1. A rotary device, comprising:a) a central axle or shaft;
b) an inlet having the central axle or shaft therein, the inlet configured to receive at least a fluid;
c) a manifold connected to the inlet, the manifold having the central axle or shaft therein and extending therefrom; and
d) a plurality of radial arms in fluid communication with the inlet, each radial arm having a nozzle at a distal end thereof and an arc between said inlet and said nozzle, said radial arms extending radially from the manifold,
wherein:
at least one of the inlet, the manifold and the plurality of radial arms are joined, fastened or secured to the central axle or shaft,
the inlet, the manifold and the plurality of radial arms are configured to rotate around the central axle or shaft when (i) said at least said fluid enters said inlet, passes through the manifold and radial arms, and is expelled out of said nozzles and/or (ii) when a rotational force is applied to said central axle or shaft, and the inlet, the manifold and said plurality of radial arms having a substantially continuous and hollow space therein from an opening of the inlet to an end of each of the nozzles.

US Pat. No. 10,508,516

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR INSPECTING AND CLEANING SUBSEA FLEX JOINTS

BP Corporation North Amer...

1. A remotely operated device for cleaning a subsea flexible pipe joint including a body, a riser extension extending from the body, and a flex element extending between the body and the riser extension, the remotely operated device comprising:a support assembly including a first inner capture cavity and a first access opening, wherein the first inner capture cavity is configured to receive the riser extension through the first access opening;
a tool positioning assembly including a rotating member configured to rotate the tool positioning assembly about a central axis relative to the support assembly, wherein the tool positioning assembly is rotatably coupled to the support assembly with a roller assembly axially positioned between the rotating member and the support assembly;
wherein the rotating member includes a second inner capture cavity and a second access opening, wherein the second inner capture cavity is configured to receive the riser extension through the second access opening;
a cleaning assembly coupled to the rotating member of the tool positioning assembly, wherein the cleaning assembly includes a cleaning device axially moveable relative to the rotating member, wherein the cleaning device is configured to extend axially into an annular recess positioned between the flex element and the riser extension to clean the flex element axially spaced from the cleaning device when the cleaning device is disposed at a given position along the riser extension; and
a clamping assembly coupled to the support assembly, wherein the clamping assembly has an open position disengaged from the riser extension and a closed position engaging the riser extension;
a first buoyancy control member coupled to the support assembly and a second buoyancy control member coupled to the support assembly, wherein the first buoyancy control member is horizontally spaced apart from the second buoyancy control member with the first inner capture cavity disposed between and radially aligned with the first buoyancy control member and the second buoyancy control member with respect to the central axis, wherein a buoyancy of the first buoyancy control member and a buoyancy of the second buoyancy control member are independently adjustable and configured to maintain the remotely operated device in a horizontal orientation.

US Pat. No. 10,508,508

QUICK RELEASE DIE BLOCK SYSTEM

Nabors Drilling Technolog...

1. A quick release die block system, comprising:a die block support;
a die block releasably coupled to the die block support; and
a lock mechanism operable with the die block support and the die block, the lock mechanism comprising one or more lock pins moveably supported, and adapted to releasably secure the die block to the die block support, the lock mechanism further comprising a lock mechanism interface that is accessible via a passage in the die block.

US Pat. No. 10,508,496

DOWNHOLE VIBRATION TOOL

DIRECTIONAL VIBRATION SYS...

1. A downhole vibration tool that permits tool retrieval therethrough, the downhole vibration tool comprising:an outer housing having an inner bore and a longitudinal axis;
a rotating impeller that rotates within the inner bore of the outer housing, the rotating impeller defining an outer flow passage and an inner flow passage nested within the outer flow passage, the rotating impeller carrying impeller vanes that are angled relative to a rotational axis and that extend into the outer flow passage such that fluid passing through the outer flow passage impinges on the impeller vanes to cause the rotating impeller to rotate;
a flow restrictor having a variable flow area positioned in the outer flow passage and adjacent to the impeller vanes, the rotation of the impeller vanes causing the flow area of the flow restrictor to periodically increase and decrease; and
a flow diverter having one or more flow restrictions in fluid communication with the inner flow passage and an outer surface in fluid communication with the outer flow passage, and the flow diverter being removably mounted to cover the inner bore of the outer housing.

US Pat. No. 10,508,491

RETAINING DEVICE FOR AN OPERATING MEMBER OF A WINDOW SHADE AND WINDOW SHADE USING THE SAME

Teh Yor Co., Ltd., New T...

18. A retaining device for an operating member of a window shade, comprising:a casing having an opening and a first hole;
a sliding part having a first and a second inner cavity and a second hole, the sliding part being slidably assembled with the casing and movable between a first and a second position, wherein the sliding part in the first position occludes the opening of the casing and has the first inner cavity exposed for insertion of an operating member of a window shade, and the sliding part in the second position has the first inner cavity retracted toward an interior of the casing while the second inner cavity overlaps with the opening of the casing for facilitating travel of an operating member of a window shade through the opening and the second inner cavity;
a spring respectively connected with the sliding part and the casing, the spring being operable to urge the sliding part to move toward the first position; and
a fastener positionable through the first and second holes to lock the sliding part in the second position, the first and second holes being nonoverlapping when the sliding part is in the first position.

US Pat. No. 10,508,455

CHANNELED PLANK SIDING

QUALITY EDGE, INC., Walk...

1. A siding panel to be attached to a building, comprising:an elongated body having an inner face and an outer face, comprising:
a securing flange portion near an upper end of the said elongated body, said securing flange portion being generally horizontal when said elongated body is attached to a surface of a building;
said securing flange portion having a plurality of fastener openings;
said securing flange portion being spaced away from said outer face of said elongated body a first distance to space said inner face of said elongated body a distance away from the building when said elongated body is attached to a surface of a building;
a receiving channel located near the bottom of said securing flange;
a tab portion near a lower end of said elongated body, said tab portion being generally horizontal when said elongated body is attached to a surface of a building;
said tab portion being spaced away from said outer face of said elongated body a second distance;
an inner channel formed by a lower inclined surface between said inner face of said elongated body and said tab portion, said inner channel including one or more weep holes;
an upper inclined edge located near the upper end of said elongated body; and
wherein said second distance is smaller than said first distance.

US Pat. No. 10,508,439

ROTARY INERTIA MASS DAMPER

THK CO., LTD., Tokyo (JP...

1. A rotary inertia mass damper, comprising:a first coupling portion, which is fixed to a first structure;
a second coupling portion, which is coupled to a second structure;
a screw shaft, which has a spiral thread groove formed in an outer peripheral surface of the screw shaft at a predetermined lead, and has one axial end connected to the first coupling portion;
a fixed barrel, which has a hollow portion for receiving the screw shaft, and is connected to the second coupling portion; and
a rotary body, which is retained so as to be freely rotatable relative to the fixed barrel, is threadedly engaged with the screw shaft, and is configured to reciprocally rotate in accordance with advancing and retreating movement of the screw shaft relative to the fixed barrel, wherein
the rotary inertia mass damper is configured to damp vibration energy applied between the first structure and the second structure by imparting a rotation angle, which is uniquely determined by a change in distance between the first coupling portion and the second coupling portion and the lead of the screw shaft, to the rotary body,
the rotary inertia mass damper further comprises a torque limiting member, which is provided between an axial end of the screw shaft and the first coupling portion, and is configured to, when a rotational torque that exceeds a predetermined value is applied to the screw shaft, allow rotation of the screw shaft relative to the first coupling portion to reduce a rotation angle of the rotary body,
wherein the torque limiting member includes:
a coupling shaft, which is connected to the first coupling portion so as to be non-rotatable;
a transmission shaft, which is retained to the coupling shaft so as to be freely rotatable, and is retained to the screw shaft so as to be non-rotatable; and
friction members, which are held in pressure-contact with the transmission shaft to stop rotation of the transmission shaft relative to the coupling shaft,
wherein a rotary bearing configured to retain the transmission shaft so as to be freely rotatable has two roller rows in which rotation axes of rollers are cross each other at an angle of 90°, the rotation axes of the rollers of the respective roller rows being inclined with respect to an axial direction of the transmission shaft at an angle of 45°.

US Pat. No. 10,508,437

UTILITY MATERIALS INCORPORATING A MICROPARTICLE MATRIX FORMED WITH A SETTING AGENT

Ashtech Industries, LLC, ...

1. A utility material comprising:a wallboard having a first facing membrane and a second facing membrane; and
a core matrix disposed between the first facing membrane and the second facing membrane, wherein the core matrix includes:
a plurality of microparticles having an outer shell and a hollow interior, and at least one binder;
wherein the at least one binder is excluded from the hollow interior;
wherein the hollow interior is filled with a gas; and
wherein the plurality of microparticles are from about 10 microns to about 1500 microns in size.

US Pat. No. 10,508,391

CONSTRUCTION MACHINE

Hamm AG, Tirschenreuth (...

1. A construction machine, comprising:a system area rotatable about an axis of rotation with respect to a machine frame,
on the rotatable system area: at least one sensor, a data transmission unit with at least one transmission antenna, and a first data transmission arrangement for transmitting data from the at least one sensor to the data transmission unit,
on the machine frame: a data receiving unit with at least one receiving antenna, a data evaluation system, and a second data transmission arrangement for transmitting data from the data receiving unit to the data evaluation system,
wherein the data transmission unit has at least two transmission antennas and/or the data receiving unit has at least two receiving antennas,
wherein a direct voltage power supply arrangement is provided for supplying the at least one sensor and the data transmission unit with electrical power,
wherein the direct voltage power supply arrangement comprises an induction power transmission arrangement for wireless power transmission into the rotatable system area, wherein the induction power transmission arrangement comprises a transmission arrangement with at least one transmission coil and a receiving arrangement comprises at least one receiver coil on the rotatable system area.

US Pat. No. 10,508,332

FILM FORMATION APPARATUS, FILM FORMATION METHOD, AND MANUFACTURING METHOD OF SOLAR BATTERY

ULVAC, INC., Chigasaki-s...

1. A film formation apparatus, comprising:a vacuum chamber in which a single vacuum atmosphere is to be formed;
a first film formation region provided in the vacuum chamber, the first film formation region including a first sputtering source for performing film formation on a front surface of a film-formation target substrate;
a second film formation region provided in the vacuum chamber, the second film formation region including a second sputtering source for performing film formation on a back surface of the film-formation target substrate;
a conveyance path formed to have a single annular shape when projected onto a vertical plane, and provided to pass through the first and second film formation regions; and
a substrate-holder conveyance mechanism configured to convey, along the conveyance path, a substrate holder holding a film-formation target substrate in a horizontal position, wherein
the substrate-holder conveyance mechanism includes: a first conveyance portion configured to convey the substrate holder in a predetermined direction so that the substrate holder passes through the first film formation region; a second conveyance portion configured to convey the substrate holder in a direction opposite to the direction of conveyance by the first conveyance portion so that the substrate holder passes through the second film formation region; and a turning conveyance portion configured to convey the substrate holder from the first conveyance portion to the second conveyance portion in such a manner as to make a turn while maintaining an up/down orientation of the substrate holder, and
the substrate holder has openings through which the front and back surfaces of the film-formation target substrate are exposed, and includes a shield portion configured to shield an edge portion of the film-formation target substrate from a film formation material supplied from at least one of the first and second sputtering sources.

US Pat. No. 10,508,324

THERMOELECTRIC CONVERSION MATERIAL AND THERMOELECTRIC CONVERSION MODULE

FURUKAWA CO., LTD., Toky...

1. A thermoelectric conversion module comprising:a thermoelectric conversion material;
an electrode; and
a joining member provided between the thermoelectric conversion material and the electrode,
wherein the thermoelectric conversion material has a structure expressed by the formula: Ga0.1Rr-0.1Tt-mMmXx-nNn (0.1 where R represents two or more elements belonging to at least two different groups selected from the groups consisting of a rare earth element group, an alkaline-earth metal element group, and a group 4 element group, and the rare earth element group consists of La, Ce, Pr, and Yb, the alkaline-earth metal element group consists of Ca and Ba, and the group 4 element group consists of Ti,
R optionally contains a group 13 element consisting of Al and In,
T represents at least one element selected from Fe and Co,
M represents at least one element selected from the group consisting of Ru, Os, Rh, Ir, Ni, Pd, Pt, Cu, Ag, and Au,
X represents Sb, and
N represents at least one element selected from Se and Te,
wherein either m or n in Ga0.1Rr-0.1Tt-mMmXx-nNn is larger than 0, and
wherein
said joining member is a joining layer including an alloy layer made of at least one alloy selected from the group consisting of a titanium alloy that contains 50 wt % or more and less than 100 wt % of Ti, and more than 0 wt % and 50 wt % or less of at least one element of Al, Ga, In and Sn; a cobalt alloy that contains 50 wt % or more and less than 100 wt % of Co, and more than 0 wt % and 50 wt % or less of Ti; and an iron alloy that contains 50 wt % or more and less than 100 wt % of Fe, and more than 0 wt % and 50 wt % or less of Ti.

US Pat. No. 10,508,231

ATTRITION RESISTANT PROPPANT COMPOSITE AND ITS COMPOSITION MATTERS

Arr-Maz Products, L.P., ...

1. A surface modified proppant comprising:a proppant; and
a chemical coating at least partially covering the proppant, where the chemical coating is low molecular weight polyethylene glycol-based or comprises a combination of low molecular weight polyethylene glycol and glycerin, low molecular weight polyethylene glycol and propylene glycol, or low molecular weight polyethylene glycol, propylene glycol, and glycerin, and where the chemical coating is not a hydrogel.

US Pat. No. 10,508,193

PRESSURE-SENSITIVE ADHESIVES INCLUDING EXPANDABLE GRAPHITE

Firestone Building Produc...

1. A method of preparing a building material, the method comprising the steps of:i. providing a polymeric sheet having first and second planar surfaces;
ii. extruding a hot-melt pressure-sensitive adhesive to provide a pressure-sensitive adhesive sheet having first and second planar surfaces;
iii. dropping expandable graphite on to the first planar surface of the pressure-sensitive adhesive sheet; and
iv. applying the first planar surface of the pressure-sensitive adhesive sheet to the second planar surface of the polymeric sheet.

US Pat. No. 10,508,125

METHOD FOR PREPARING AMINOSILANE-BASED COMPOUND

LG Chem, Ltd., (KR)

1. A method for preparing an aminosilane-based compound of the following Formula 1, the method comprising:dissolving each of a compound of the following Formula 2 and a compound containing at least one nitrogen atom in an organic solvent to prepare a solution of the compound of the following Formula 2 and a solution of the compound containing at least one nitrogen atom,
mixing the solution of the compound of the following Formula 2 and the solution of the compound containing at least one nitrogen atom, and
reacting the compound of the following Formula 2 with the compound containing at least one nitrogen atom,
wherein the compound containing at least one nitrogen atom is an aliphatic amine having 1 to 20 carbon atoms or a five-member or six-member ring compound containing 1 to 3 nitrogen atoms, and optionally at least one hydrogen atom in the compound is independently substituted with an alkyl group of 1 to 8 carbon atoms, an alkoxy group of 1 to 8 carbon atoms, an aryl group of 6 to 12 carbon atoms, a halogen group, a carboxyl group, an aldehyde group, an acyl group or a cyano group,

in Formula 1 and Formula 2,
A is an aliphatic amino group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms or a four-member or six-member ring containing 1 to 3 nitrogen atoms, and optionally at least one hydrogen atom in the aliphatic amino group or the five-member or six-member ring is independently substituted with an alkyl group of 1 to 8 carbon atoms, an alkoxy group of 1 to 8 carbon atoms, an aryl group of 6 to 12 carbon atoms, a halogen group, a carboxyl group, an aldehyde group, an acyl group or a cyano group,
X1 is a halogen group,
Y is a divalent hydrocarbon group of 1 to 20 carbon atoms, and
Z1 and Z2 are each independently a group of the following Formula 3:

in Formula 3,
“a” is an integer of 0 to 2,
R1 and R2 are each independently a monovalent hydrocarbon group of 1 to 10 carbon atoms, and
W is a divalent hydrocarbon group of 1 to 10 carbon atoms, which is unsubstituted or substituted with an alkyl group of 1 to 4 carbon atoms.

US Pat. No. 10,508,117

SOLID FORMS OF A TOLL-LIKE RECEPTOR MODULATOR

GILEAD SCIENCES, INC., F...

1. A crystalline form of Compound I having the structure:characterized by an X-ray powder diffraction (XRPD) pattern comprising three or more peaks at 5.3, 9.8, 13.1, 15.6, 17.0, 19.6, 20.0, 20.7, 21.9 or 24.9 degrees 2? (±0.2 degrees 2?), wherein the XRPD is made using CuK?1 radiation.

US Pat. No. 10,508,074

METHOD FOR PURIFYING (METH)ACRYLIC ESTERS

Arkema France, Colombes ...

1. A process for recovering a purified C1-C4 (meth)acrylic ester from a crude reaction mixture obtained by direct esterification of (meth)acrylic acid with the corresponding alcohol, carried out by a purification system comprising:a divided wall column equipped with an internal partial partition creating separation zones in the column, and combined, at the bottom, with a single boiler and, at the top, with a single condenser, said divided wall column comprising a common rectification section above the partition, a prefractionation section comprising the column feed, a withdrawal section separated from the prefractionation section by the partition, comprising the lateral withdrawal of the purified ester from the divided wall column, and a common stripping section below the partition; and
a decanter placed at the outlet of the top condenser to separate, continuously or batchwise, an aqueous phase and to reflux part of an organic phase comprising light compounds at a level of the rectification section, other parts of the organic phase being withdrawn.

US Pat. No. 10,508,049

SYSTEM FOR REGENERATING SODIUM HYDROXIDE AND SULFURIC ACID FROM WASTE WATER STREAM CONTAINING SODIUM AND SULFATE IONS

Tesla, Inc., Palo Alto, ...

1. A waste water treatment system comprising:an electrolysis treatment system having:
a first chamber having an inlet to receive waste water and an outlet to produce treated waste water;
a second chamber having an inlet to receive first recycled water and an outlet to produce dilute acid discharge;
an anode contained in the second chamber;
a third chamber having an inlet to receive second recycled water and an outlet to produce dilute caustic discharge;
a cathode contained in the third chamber;
an anion exchange membrane (AEM) separating the first chamber from the second chamber; and
a cation exchange membrane (CEM) separating the first chamber from the third chamber;
a membrane concentration system having an inlet coupled to the outlet of the first chamber, a first outlet coupled to the inlet of the first chamber to produce a concentrated aqueous sodium sulfate product, and a second outlet to produce pure water product;
a first thermal concentration system having an inlet coupled to the outlet of the second chamber, a first outlet coupled to the inlet of the second chamber and producing the first recycled water, and a second outlet to produce a concentrated acid product; and
a second thermal concentration system having an inlet coupled to the outlet of the third chamber, a first outlet coupled to the inlet of the third chamber and producing the second recycled water, and a second outlet to produce a concentrated aqueous sodium sulfate product.

US Pat. No. 10,508,000

INTERNAL WINCH FOR SELF PAYOUT AND RE-WIND OF A SMALL DIAMETER TETHER FOR UNDERWATER REMOTELY OPERATED VEHICLE

GENERAL DYNAMICS MISSION ...

1. A cable release apparatus comprising:a neutrally buoyant cable that includes an optical fiber for transmitting data between a controller on a surface vessel and a remotely operated underwater vehicle;
a spool mounted on the remotely operated underwater vehicle for storing substantially all of the cable;
a release mechanism that controls the removal of the cable from the spool into ambient water at a release rate;
a cable tension sensor for detecting tension in the optical cable; and
a controller in communication with the cable tension sensor for controlling the release mechanism;
wherein the controller controls the release mechanism for adjusting the release rate of the cable from the spool so that the tension in the cable does not exceed a nominal working tension; and
wherein a drag force imparted on the cable due to movement of the cable through the ambient water is minimized such that the cable is suspended in the ambient water in an effectively stationary state when removed from the spool.

US Pat. No. 10,507,986

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR CLEANING A CONVEYOR BELT

General Mills, Inc., Min...

1. A cleaning apparatus comprising:a roller;
a conveyor belt configured to extend around the roller and transport food material in a first direction; and
a belt cleaner configured to clean residue food material from the conveyor belt as the conveyor belt travels in a second direction, distinct from the first direction, wherein the cleaning apparatus is configured such that the conveyor belt passes around the roller as the conveyor belt changes from traveling in the first direction to traveling in the second direction, said belt cleaner including:
an enclosure through which the conveyor belt passes, wherein at least a portion of the enclosure is located directly below the roller such that the residue food material falling off the conveyor belt when the conveyor belt passes around the roller is directed into the enclosure, and the enclosure has an outlet at a bottom of the enclosure through which the residue food material passes to exit the enclosure;
an air nozzle located within the enclosure and configured to direct air onto the underside of the conveyor belt in further removing the residue food material from the belt; and
a first baffle located within the enclosure below the conveyor belt.

US Pat. No. 10,507,983

BAGGAGE CART HANDLING SYSTEM

American Airlines, Inc., ...

1. A method for unloading one or more bags, comprising:positioning a back end of a conveyor belt on a mobile bag loader adjacent to and under a first chute of a baggage cart having at least two intertwined chutes;
folding down a ramp portion of the first chute toward the back end; and
rotating the conveyor belt.

US Pat. No. 10,507,977

LOCKING ROLLER ASSEMBLIES FOR ROLLER CONVEYORS

FAST Global Solutions, In...

1. A locking roller assembly for a roller conveyor system, comprising:a roller configured for rotation about a rotation axis;
means for locking said roller to prevent said roller from rotating about said rotation axis; and
means for passively actuating said locking roller assembly to unlock said roller when an object is transferred onto said roller,wherein said means for locking said roller includes:a lock shaft defining a lock shaft axis that extends parallel to said rotation axis; and
a lock clutch coupled to and in fixed rotational relationship with said roller, said clutch being configured for selective coupling with said lock shaft, andwherein the locking roller assembly defaults to a locked configuration in absence of said object.

US Pat. No. 10,507,967

VACUUM INSULATING CONTAINER

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A vacuum insulating container comprising:an outer cylinder having a bottom; and
an inner cylinder having a bottom, the inner cylinder being disposed in the outer cylinder, and a vacuum space being formed between the outer cylinder and the inner cylinder, wherein
the inner cylinder is disposed with respect to the outer cylinder in such a manner that an aperture plane of the inner cylinder is located outside of an aperture plane of the outer cylinder,
the outer cylinder is provided with a first annular wall that extends radially inward so as to be inclined with respect to the aperture plane of the outer cylinder at an open end of the outer cylinder and has a tip end part spaced apart from an outer peripheral surface of the inner cylinder,
the inner cylinder is provided with a second annular wall that extends radially outward so as to be inclined with respect to the aperture plane of the inner cylinder at an open end of the inner cylinder and faces the first annular wall, and
the vacuum insulating container further comprises an annular sealing member formed of an elastic body having a thermal conductivity lower than that of the outer cylinder and the inner cylinder, the annular sealing member being compressed between the first annular wall and the second annular wall to seal the vacuum space.

US Pat. No. 10,507,939

NON-LEGGED REUSABLE AIR-LAUNCHED CARRIER ROCKET

1. A system for a non-legged reusable air-launched carrier rocket comprising:a carrier aircraft having a center pylon for attaching the carrier rocket, a liquid tank for holding fuel, oxidant, or elemental propellant, the liquid tank in fluid communication with a pipe, and a front undercarriage configured to be in a lowered position and a retracted position;
the carrier rocket having a rocket head with an expandable rotor, a rocket body having two elongated openings spaced opposite to each other, each opening having a cover configured to open into the rocket body to form a passage through the rocket, the passage containing a storage tank being defined by a front panel, rear panel, and a soft tank diaphragm, each cover configured to be streamliner with an outer surface of the carrier rocket when in a closed position, and the carrier rocket having a tail with a plug nozzle having a convex spherical surface; and
a platform configured to provide a cushioning effect and having a top surface with a concave spherical shape matching the convex spherical surface of the plug nozzle;
wherein the carrier rocket is configured to be attached to the center pylon such that when each cover is open the front undercarriage can extend through the passage when moving between the lowered and retracted position, wherein the pipe has an exit on the rear panel configured to fill the soft tank diaphragm with fuel, oxidant, or elemental propellant from the liquid tank, and wherein the platform can be placed at a dropping point and bear the weight of the carrier rocket.

US Pat. No. 10,507,935

ORTHOGONAL SHEAR STRUCTURE

NORTHROP GRUMMAN SYSTEMS ...

1. A support structure for reinforcing first and second skins in an aircraft component, comprising:a plurality of core members connected together to form at least one layer, each core member having a geometrically isotropic shape, each core member including a plurality of projections for connecting the core members together, each core member being hollow and defining an interior space, a passage extending through each projection into the interior space; and
a manifold fluidly connected to the interior spaces for directing heated fluid into the core members to heat a component of the aircraft engaging the core members.

US Pat. No. 10,507,933

AUTOMATED FLIGHT THROTTLE CONTROL

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

1. An aircraft comprising:a sensor to determine a flight condition associated with the aircraft;
a processor to calculate at least one of a thrust resolver angle or a range defined by the thrust resolver angle based on the flight condition to maintain the aircraft in a preferred flight condition during a vertical height change maneuver of the aircraft; and
an electromechanical override to override movement of a throttle lever beyond the at least one of the thrust resolver angle or the range defined by the thrust resolver angle.

US Pat. No. 10,507,923

AUTOMATIC EJECTION DEVICE AND SYSTEM

Rockwell Collins, Inc., ...

1. A system, comprising:a device, comprising:
a body including a back wall and a front wall, the body having a cavity at least forming a plurality of spring channels and at least one rail, the plurality of spring channels and the at least one rail extending in a longitudinal direction between the back wall and the front wall of the body, each of the at least one rail implemented between two of the plurality of spring channels, the front wall of the body having an aperture extending into the cavity;
a plurality of springs, each of the plurality of springs implemented in one of the plurality of spring channels, each of the plurality of springs configured to compress and decompress within one of the plurality of spring channels; and
a plunger comprising a plunger head and a plunger rod extending from the plunger head and through the aperture, the plunger head implemented within the cavity and configured to engage the plurality of springs, the plunger head having at least one rail guide channel, each of the at least one rail guide channel configured to accommodate one of the at least one rail,
wherein, when a compressive force is applied to an end of the plunger rod, the plunger head compresses the plurality of springs as the plunger head travels in a first direction within the cavity along the at least one rail,
wherein, when the compressive force is reduced or removed, the plunger head travels in a second direction opposite the first direction within the cavity along the at least one rail.

US Pat. No. 10,507,920

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR LIFTING BODY VIBRATION CONTROL

SIKORSKY AIRCRAFT CORP., ...

1. An external cargo system for a rotary wing aircraft, comprising:lifting gear having rotary wing aircraft and external cargo ends; and
a damping assembly which is tunable to one or more frequencies of the rotary wing aircraft and which is connected in series with the lifting gear, wherein the lifting gear and the damping assembly define a damped load path extending through the rotary wing aircraft and external cargo ends of the lifting gear to reduce vibrational force transmitted along the load path between an external load suspended from a rotary wing aircraft and the rotary wing aircraft, and wherein the lifting gear is configured to connect the damping assembly to the external load,
the damping assembly comprising:
a housing defining an aperture;
a sliding piston extending through the housing aperture and slidably disposed within an interior of the housing; and
a floating piston slidably disposed within an interior of the sliding piston, wherein the floating piston separates a variable volume first chamber and a constant volume chamber defined within an interior of the damping assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,507,913

HYPERSONIC AIRCRAFT HAVING HOMOPOLAR MOTOR WITH GRADED RESISTANCE

North Carolina State Univ...

1. A hypersonic aircraft having a disk-type homopolar motor/generator, the disk-type homopolar motor/generator comprising:an electrically conductive metal disk;
an electrically conductive shaft coupled, mechanically and electrically, to the electrically conductive metal disk;
a first electrical contact configured to be in electrical contact with an edge of the electrically conductive metal disk;
a second electrical contact configured to be in electrical contact with the electrically conductive shaft; and
a high temperature superconducting (HTS) non-insulated (NI) multi-coil magnet, comprising:
a plurality of NI coils each comprising multiple turns and
two or more thermal barriers each disposed between a different two adjacent turns of the NI coil, wherein an electrically conductive portion of one of the thermal barriers does not overlap with an electrically conductive portion of a different adjacent one of the thermal barriers,
wherein the HTS NI coil magnet is arranged so that a normal component of a magnetic field generated by the HTS NI coil magnet is substantially perpendicular to a face of the metal disk.

US Pat. No. 10,507,912

INBOARD BEARING ASSEMBLIES WITH IMPROVED ACCESSIBILITY

Bell Textron Inc., Fort ...

1. A proprotor system for a tiltrotor aircraft having a helicopter flight mode and an airplane flight mode, the proprotor system comprising:a yoke having a plurality of blade arms including a first blade arm having an inboard pocket;
a bearing assembly disposed at least partially within the inboard pocket, the bearing assembly including a centrifugal force bearing and a shear bearing;
an inboard beam disposed at least partially between the centrifugal force bearing and the shear bearing;
a proprotor blade coupled to the inboard beam; and
a latch assembly selectively coupling the bearing assembly to the yoke, the latch assembly rotatable relative to the yoke between engaged and disengaged positions;
wherein, in the engaged position, the latch assembly is engaged with the bearing assembly to couple the bearing assembly to the yoke; and
wherein, in the disengaged position, the latch assembly is disengaged from the bearing assembly enabling installation and removal of the bearing assembly relative to the inboard pocket.

US Pat. No. 10,507,905

ADAPTIVE FLIGHT CONTROL SYSTEM FOR THE YAW AND THRUST FLIGHT CONTROLS OF A HYBRID HELICOPTER

AIRBUS HELICOPTERS, Mari...

1. An adaptive flight control system for an aircraft for modifying a gain applied to a return value of a flight control, the adaptive flight control system comprising:control means supplying a flight control order by a first movement of the control means;
a piloting member for controlling a flight member of the aircraft;
piloting means comprising a control link and applying a control gain in order to transform the flight control order into a flight control setpoint and transmitting the flight control setpoint to action means via a second movement of the control link;
the action means transforming the flight control setpoint into a flight control action and applying the flight control action to the piloting member; and
information return means supplying the piloting means with a return value for the flight control, the return value being a current value of the flight control as actually applied by the flight member;
wherein the information return means varies a return gain applied to the return value of the flight control, the return gain being variable based on the return value of the flight control,
wherein the information return means comprise transfer means and a transfer link applying the return gain to the return value of the flight control, the transfer means being connected to the piloting member by a first mechanical connection possessing at least one degree of freedom, the piloting member causing a third movement of the transfer means capable of leading to a fourth movement of the transfer link.

US Pat. No. 10,507,897

VESSEL PROPULSION APPARATUS

YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIK...

1. A vessel propulsion apparatus comprising:an engine;
a motor located farther forward than a propeller;
a propeller shaft that rotates together with the propeller about a rotation axis extending in a front-rear direction of the vessel propulsion apparatus;
a first transmission that defines a first transmission path extending from the engine to the propeller shaft to transmit power of the engine to the propeller shaft along the first transmission path; and
a second transmission that defines a second transmission path, different from the first transmission path, extending from the motor to the propeller shaft to transmit power of the motor to the propeller shaft along the second transmission path; wherein
from the engine to the propeller shaft and from the motor to the propeller shaft, respectively, the first transmission path is separated from the second transmission path by a distance; and
the second transmission path extends in a vertical direction or in a direction that is parallel to the first transmission path.

US Pat. No. 10,507,875

TRAILER WALL INCLUDING LOGISTICS POST

Celltech Metals Inc., Se...

1. A cargo carrying apparatus comprising:(a) at least one sandwich panel, defining at least part of a cargo carrying area, comprising:
(i) an exterior face sheet;
(ii) an interior face sheet;
(iii) at least one core coupling the interior face sheet to the exterior face sheet; and
(iv) an elongated depression located in the interior face sheet; and
(b) an elongated post contacting against and being attached to the interior face sheet without mechanical fasteners; and
(c) an air gap being present between a central portion of the post and a bottom of the depression, the air gap being at least twice a thickness of the central portion of the post.

US Pat. No. 10,507,871

VEHICLE REAR PORTION STRUCTURE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A vehicle rear portion structure comprising:a rear pillar extending in a vehicle vertical direction, the rear pillar having an uppermost portion directly joined to a rearmost edge of a roof side reinforcement;
a framework member including:
a front end joined to an upper portion of the rear pillar, and
a rear end extending towards a vehicle lower side;
a barrier wall disposed at a vehicle inner side of the rear pillar and joined to the rear pillar and the framework member so as to be watertight, the barrier wall dividing the vehicle inner side from a vehicle outer side; and
a side panel disposed at the vehicle outer side of the rear pillar, the framework member, and the barrier wall, the side panel forming a design surface of an exterior vehicle side.

US Pat. No. 10,507,869

VEHICLE BODY STRUCTURE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A vehicle body structure, comprising:a suspension member that is attached to a left and right pair of side members that are provided extending along a vehicle front-rear direction;
a power unit that is attached to the suspension member;
a battery unit that is disposed at a position overlapping with the power unit in a vehicle front view, and that is provided spaced apart from the power unit at an inner side in the vehicle front-rear direction with respect to the power unit;
a load transmission member that is disposed at a position overlapping with the power unit in a vehicle front view, and that is provided spaced apart from the power unit at an outer side in the vehicle front-rear direction with respect to the power unit;
a first engagement portion that is provided between the load transmission member and the power unit, and that is configured to transmit collision load to the power unit when input with collision load from the load transmission member substantially toward the vehicle front-rear direction inner side; and
a second engagement portion that is provided between the suspension member and the power unit, and that is configured to transmit collision load to the suspension member when input with collision load from the power unit substantially toward the vehicle front-rear direction inner side.

US Pat. No. 10,507,867

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR GENERATING STEERING COMMANDS TO CANCEL OUT UNWANTED STEERING MOMENTS

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A method comprising:determining, by a controller of a vehicle, an amount of suspension displacement that is caused as a result of driving the vehicle on an uneven road, wherein the suspension displacement induces an unwanted steering moment;
determining a steering angle command based at least on the amount of suspension displacement by referencing a first lookup table corresponding measured suspension vertical displacements and steering angle changes; and
performing the steering angle command, wherein performing the steering angle command cancels out the unwanted steering moment.

US Pat. No. 10,507,863

DRIVE UNIT FOR VEHICLE STEERING

1. A drive unit for a vehicle steering system, the drive unit comprising:a housing, mechanically connectable to a vehicle,
a rotatory output element,
an interface for interfacing a control unit,
a motor comprising a stator and a rotor, the stator being fixedly mounted in the housing, and the rotor being rotatably mounted in the housing, and
an angular position sensor for providing angular position information depending on an actual steering angle, wherein the position sensor is placed such that it directly measures an angular position of the rotor relative to the stator or such that it directly measures an angular position of the output element relative to the stator,
wherein the interface is adapted for feeding back the measured angular position information,
wherein the output element, the stator and the rotor are coaxially arranged,
wherein the rotor of the motor is mechanically coupled to the output element by a differential.

US Pat. No. 10,507,862

STEERING DEVICE

YAMADA MANUFACTURING CO.,...

1. A steering device, comprising:a column pipe;
an outer column that includes a wrapping main body wrapping the column pipe and tightening portions expanding and contacting the wrapping main body in a diametrical direction;
a fixed bracket that includes fixed side portions for sandwiching either side of the outer column in a width direction;
a stopper bracket that is fixed to the column pipe and disposed between the tightening portions; and
a tightening tool that includes a bolt shaft, and tightens and releases the tightening portions of the outer column, the stopper bracket, and the fixed bracket, the stopper bracket separating from the tightening portions when the tightening tool tightens the outer column,
wherein the stopper bracket includes a first suspended plate-like portion and a second suspended plate-like portion at either side in the width direction, the first and second suspended plate-like portions each including a telescopic long hole and an impact absorbing long hole into which the bolt shaft is configured to be inserted from a front side toward a rear side,
wherein a first collapse portion, which includes a protruding plate piece, is provided between the telescopic long hole and the impact absorbing long hole of the first suspended plate-like portion, and is bent by colliding with the bolt shaft at a time of a secondary collision,
wherein at least one of a top side or a bottom side of each of the impact absorbing long holes of the first and second suspended plate-like portions is provided with a second collapse portion which includes an inclined side, that becomes smaller in a height direction toward an end of the impact absorbing long hole,
wherein a step portion, which includes a step-like section for connecting the telescopic long hole and the impact absorbing long hole, is provided in a vicinity of a starting point of the impact absorbing long hole only in the second suspended plate-like portion where the first collapse portion is not formed,
wherein, due to a presence of the step portion, a size of an area in the vicinity of the starting point of the impact absorbing long hole in the height direction is greater than a size of the telescopic long hole in the height direction, and
wherein, a position for the step portion is provided on the front side in relation to a position of a front-side end edge of the first collapse portion of the first suspended plate-like portion.

US Pat. No. 10,507,854

RAILROAD CROSSING INDICATION DEVICE, RAILROAD CROSSING INDICATION SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR DISPLAYING INFORMATION AT RAILROAD CROSSINGS

SIEMENS MOBILITY, INC., ...

1. Railroad crossing indication device comprising:a processing unit configured to receive and process data provided by a constant warning time device in communication with a railroad track, wherein the data relate to a train approaching the railroad crossing; and
a screen unit configured to display information of the train approaching the railroad crossing based upon the data provided by the constant warning time device, and
a memory unit storing a plurality of graphical elements including progress bars,
wherein the screen unit comprises multiple screen sections, a first section of the multiple screen sections displaying a progress bar visualizing progression of the train approaching the railroad crossing, wherein the processing unit is configured to select the progress bar from the plurality of graphical elements.

US Pat. No. 10,507,850

DEVICE FOR CONNECTING A COUPLING SHAFT TO A CAR BODY OF A TRACK-GUIDED VEHICLE

VOITH PATENT GMBH, Heide...

1. A device for connecting a coupling shaft to a car body of a track-guided vehicle, wherein the device comprises:a linkage connected to a car body-side end region of the coupling shaft; and
a bearing block connected to the car body to which the linkage is articulated by at least one pivot pin to be pivotable in a horizontal plane, wherein the at least one pivot pin is a shock protector such that upon exceeding a definable critical impact force transmitted via the coupling shaft and the linkage to the bearing block, a connection between the linkage and the bearing block formed by the at least one pivot pin is disengaged, wherein the at least one pivot pin further comprises a bearing disc having a concentrically arranged recess and a shearing element having a separating region, wherein the separating region divides the shearing element into a bearing block-side region and an oppositely disposed linkage-side region, wherein the bearing block-side region of the shearing element is at least partly accommodated in or connected to the recess of the bearing disc, and wherein the linkage-side region of the shearing element is at least partly accommodated in or connected to a pin seat of the linkage associated with the at least one pivot pin.

US Pat. No. 10,507,848

RAILWAY VEHICLE WITH A MOVABLE, VERTICAL GAP BRIDGING ENTRY THRESHOLD

Alstom Transport Technolo...

1. A railway vehicle for passenger transport comprising a vehicle body, said vehicle body comprising:a passenger entrance area; and
a vehicle boarding aid for facilitating passengers' access to the passenger entrance area, wherein the vehicle boarding aid comprises:
a movable entry threshold arranged in an access position facilitating passengers' access to the passenger entrance area; and
a vertical position adjusting device for vertically adjusting the access position of the entry threshold as a function of a potential vertical gap between a station platform and the passenger entrance area,
wherein said entry threshold is fixedly arranged in said access position in all operating states of the railway vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,507,841

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SENSOR DIAGNOSTICS

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A method of controlling a ground vehicle, comprising:providing the vehicle with a first sensor configured to detect a vehicle position, a second sensor configured to detect a driven path of the vehicle, and a controller in communication with the first sensor and the second sensor, the controller being selectively operable according to a diagnostic mode;
obtaining, via the first sensor, a plurality of vehicle position coordinates during a time interval of a drive cycle;
calculating, via the controller, a first path curvature parameter based on the plurality of vehicle position coordinates;
obtaining, via the second sensor, a second path curvature parameter based on the driven path during the time interval;
comparing, via the controller, the first path curvature parameter to the second path curvature parameter; and
in response to a difference between the second path curvature and the first path curvature exceeding a threshold, automatically operating the controller according to the diagnostic mode.

US Pat. No. 10,507,834

CYLINDER DEACTIVATION CONTROL FOR DRIVELINE BRAKING

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. An engine operating method, comprising:operating a first actual total number of cylinders not combusting air and fuel with cylinder poppet valves remaining in closed positions over an engine cycle in response to a desired engine brake torque;
operating a second actual total number of cylinders not combusting air and fuel with cylinder poppet valves that open and close over the engine cycle in response to the desired engine brake torque; and
increasing the second actual total number of cylinders not combusting air and fuel with cylinder poppet valves that open and close over the engine cycle in response to an increase in the desired engine brake torque.

US Pat. No. 10,507,829

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR HAZARD MITIGATION

AUTONOMOUS ROADWAY INTELL...

1. A system for avoiding or minimizing the harm of a collision between a subject vehicle and a second vehicle, comprising:a first processor configured to determine whether the subject vehicle will collide with the second vehicle when no evasive actions are taken;
a second processor configured to calculate future trajectories of the subject and second vehicles according to respective sequences of actions, each action comprising an acceleration or a deceleration or a steering action or a waiting time;
a third processor configured to implement one of the respective sequences of actions based on the future trajectories calculated by the second processor, the implemented sequence of actions projected to avoid the collision;
a fourth processor configured to calculate the expected harm associated with the collision according to one or more of the sequences of actions based on the future trajectories calculated by the second processor; and
a fifth processor configured to implement a particular one of the sequences of actions, calculated by the fourth processor, that is projected to minimize the harm of the collision;
wherein the first through fifth processors are implemented on a single processing element or on multiple processing elements; and
wherein the sequences of actions are determined and calculated by the second processor and the expected harm is calculated by the fourth processor before the sequences of actions are implemented by the third or fifth processor.

US Pat. No. 10,507,812

PEDAL TRAVEL SIMULATOR AND HYDRAULIC BLOCK INCLUDING A PEDAL TRAVEL SIMULATOR

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

10. A hydraulic block for a hydraulic power vehicle braking system, comprising:a pedal travel simulator for a hydraulic power vehicle braking system, including:
a cylinder,
a piston displaceable in the cylinder,
a hollow cylinder cover which closes the cylinder on a rear side of the piston,
a piston spring which is accommodated in the hollow cylinder cover and pushes against the rear side of the piston,
an orifice disk as a stroke limiter of the piston, which rests axially against an annular step in the cylinder and is held there axially by the cylinder cover and through which the piston extends and against which an annular step of the piston strikes when the piston carries out a maximum stroke,
a hydraulic connection on the cylinder for a master brake cylinder on a front side of the piston situated opposite the rear side,
a circumferential groove inside the cylinder at a height of the orifice disk which forms the stroke limiter for the piston and which on the rear side of the piston is inwardly open into the cylinder, and a return opening into the groove;
wherein the cylinder of the pedal travel simulator is designed as a hole in the hydraulic block.

US Pat. No. 10,507,809

CONTROLLING THE OPERATION OF A VEHICLE BRAKE SYSTEM

Jaguar Land Rover Limited...

1. A method of controlling the operation of a brake system of a vehicle when driving on a deformable surface, the vehicle having a front, rear and two sides, the method comprising:receiving one or more electrical signals each indicative of a value of a respective vehicle-related parameter;
detecting that the vehicle is traversing a side slope such that one side of the vehicle is uphill and the other side is downhill, based on the value(s) of one or more of the vehicle-related parameter(s); and
controlling an extent to which the forward and rearward wheels on the downhill side of the vehicle dip into the deformable surface as the vehicle decelerates to a stop by automatically modifying the amount of brake torque being applied to at least certain of the wheels of the vehicle in response to the detection of the vehicle traversing a side slope by increasing the amount of brake torque being applied to forward and rearward wheels on the uphill side of the vehicle, and decreasing the amount of brake torque being applied to forward and rearward wheels on the downhill side of the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,507,801

WINDSCREEN WIPING DEVICE

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A windshield wiping device comprising:a mounting unit (41, 60), wherein the mounting unit (41, 60) has a first engagement element (42, 61), and
a wiper blade (2) with
an elongated upper part (10), which is at least partly bendable,
an elongated lower part (12), which is at least partly bendable,
a plurality of connection elements (18) connecting the upper part (10) and the lower part (12), wherein the connection elements (18) are spaced apart from each other along a lengthwise dimension (8) of the wiper blade (2) and wherein the connection elements (18) are configured to enable a movement of the upper part (10) and the lower part relative to each other with a movement component along the lengthwise dimension (8) of the wiper blade (2), and
a wiper blade-side fastening part (43, 51) at a wiper blade side, wherein the wiper blade-side fastening part (43, 51) has a second engagement element (44, 52), and wherein the first engagement element (42, 61) and the second engagement element (44, 52) are configured to be introduced into one another such that the wiper blade (2) is fastened to the mounting unit (41, 60) by a single movement essentially perpendicular to both the lengthwise dimension (8) and to a vertical dimension, wherein the vertical dimension is perpendicular to a windshield;
wherein the first engagement element (42) includes a recess having a trapezoidal shape, and the second engagement element (44) includes a projection having a trapezoidal shape, such that the first engagement element (42) and the second engagement element (44) are interlocked with one another in a positive engagement when the projection is slid into the recess.

US Pat. No. 10,507,793

ALARM, SAFETY DEVICE AND DEVICE FOR EXPELLING ATTACKERS FOR MOTOR VEHICLES

1. An alarm, safety device and device for expelling attackers for motor vehicles, used to protect a stopped, parked, or moving motor vehicle and its occupants being in the stopped, parked or moving motor vehicle comprising: a sound alarm, a lighting alarm, a surveillance camera inside the motor vehicle, for face recognition of a non-authorized driver, a remote system for sending information to a police authority, a smoke release system, surveillance cameras and sensors installed within boxes at external locations of the motor vehicle, wherein the surveillance cameras are intended to monitor the external activity of said motor vehicle, the images as received by said surveillance cameras are analyzed in real time by an internal processing center, provided with an artificial intelligence processor, processing images by a public domain algorithm, using deep learning with an open source neural network, trained for recognizing weapons, wherein images are processed by an open source library, where they are transformed into data matrices which are submitted to the open source neural network that recognizes the weapons, wherein when the artificial intelligence processor recognizes the presence of a weapon in the hands of a person who is near said motor vehicle, and, when detecting violent behavior, the alarm safety device enters a protection mode and starts steps to protect the occupants of the motor vehicle, by issuing a sound alarm, a lighting alarm, by using a horn and lights of the motor vehicle, and activating smoke release devices, jointly installed with the surveillance cameras and the sensors, wherein a smoke curtain is released by a tube towards said person, repelling an attack/robbery and causing said person to evade, simultaneously with the recording of images received by the surveillance cameras and remote remittance of said images and a location of the motor vehicle using a global positioning system (GPS) to the police authority, informing occurrence and publishing location information on an encrypted open code data network.

US Pat. No. 10,507,792

LOCKING BOOT FOR VEHICLE WHEEL

1. A vehicle locking boot, comprising:a horizontal support arm;
a first vertical support arm extending from the horizontal support arm along a direction orthogonal to an upper surface of the horizontal support arm, wherein the first vertical support arm comprises a front engagement protrusion extending therefrom;
a receiving sleeve extending from the horizontal support arm at a base of the first vertical support arm along a direction parallel to an extending direction of the horizontal support arm;
a horizontal extension portion coupled to the horizontal support arm;
a second vertical support arm extending from the horizontal extension portion along the direction orthogonal to the upper surface of the horizontal support arm, wherein the second vertical support arm comprises a rear engagement protrusion extending therefrom, and wherein the front engagement protrusion faces the rear engagement protrusion;
a keypad disposed on the first vertical support arm, wherein the keypad is configured to lock and unlock the horizontal extension portion;
a lug nut blocking plate coupled to the first vertical support arm above the front engagement protrusion; and
a global positioning system (GPS) housing positioned at an upper portion of the first vertical support arm,
wherein a GPS unit is positioned in the GPS housing,
wherein the GPS housing includes a first side plate and a second side plate opposite the first side plate, the first and second side plates extending along the lug nut blocking plate,
wherein the GPS housing includes a rear plate between the first and second side plates, and
wherein the rear plate is removeably anchored to the lug nut blocking plate.

US Pat. No. 10,507,784

AIRBAG

TOYODA GOSEI CO., LTD., ...

1. An airbag which is configured to be accommodated and retained in a center portion of a steering wheel of a vehicle and includes an outer peripheral wall, upon completing inflation of the airbag, the outer peripheral wall including a driver side portion configured to receive a driver, and a steering-wheel side portion supported by the steering wheel and having an outer peripheral edge connected to an outer peripheral edge of the driver side portion, wherein an inflow opening is provided in a vicinity of a center of the steering-wheel side portion and configured to allow inflation gas to flow, and a mounting portion is provided on a peripheral edge of the inflow opening and configured to be fixed to the center portion of the steering wheel, the airbag comprising:an outer member configured to form the outer peripheral wall upon completing inflation; and
an inner member provided so as to expand inside the outer member,
wherein
the inner member and the outer member include the inflow opening and the mounting portion,
the inner member has a supply port for supplying inflation gas to the outer member and covers the inflow opening of the outer member so as to be arranged on an upstream side of flow of the inflation gas which is flowing from the inflow opening into the airbag such that a higher pressure can be maintained in the inner member than the outer member when the outer member receives a driver,
the inner member includes a front support inflating portion configured to support a portion of the driver side portion of the outer member at least at a front side in a front-rear direction upon completing inflation of the airbag,
the inner member further includes a rear support inflating portion configured to support a portion of the driver side portion of the outer member at a rear side in the front-rear direction upon completing inflation of the airbag,
upon completing inflation, the inner member has a shape which extends front and rear of the inflow opening,
upon completing inflation, front and rear ends of the inner member are provided in a vicinity of front and rear edges of the driver side portion of the outer member, respectively, and
in terms of a height from the inflow opening in a direction along an axis of the inflow opening, the heights of the front and rear end portions of the inner member are higher than a height of a portion of the inner member facing the inflow opening at a center portion between the front and rear ends thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,507,773

TRACTOR

YANMAR CO., LTD., Osaka ...

1. A tractor comprising:an engine body;
a first support member disposed ahead of the engine body;
a second support member fixed to the first support member;
an engine controller supported on the second support member, the engine controller being configured to control the engine body, the second support member disposed above the first support member, the engine controller disposed above the second support member;
an intake pipe configured to supply intake air to an intake unit of the engine body;
at least one engine harness configured to electrically connect the engine body and the engine controller; and
a rib is formed along a longitudinal direction of the intake pipe, the rib configured to support at least one of the engine harnesses; and
wherein the rib extends radially away from an outer surface out the intake pipe.

US Pat. No. 10,507,772

VEHICULAR DOOR TRIM

KASAI KOGYO CO., LTD., K...

1. A vehicular door trim attached to a vehicle body panel on a cabin side, the vehicular door trim comprising:a trim main body including a first trim and a second trim attached below the first trim;
an armrest lower section integrally formed with an upper part of the second trim; and
an armrest upper section located on the armrest lower section,
wherein the armrest lower section includes,
a bulging portion bulging toward the cabin side,
a shelf portion arranged continuously from the bulging portion and on which the armrest upper section is placed, and
a bracket portion extending upward from a side edge of the shelf portion to a back face side of the first trim, the bracket portion including,
a first fixing part to which the armrest upper section is fixed, and
a second fixing part to which the first trim is fixed.

US Pat. No. 10,507,750

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MAGNETIC AUTO UPHOLSTERY PANEL

1. A magnetic auto upholstery panel, comprising:a foam panel, wherein the foam panel is cut to have a predefined pattern;
an upholstery fabric layer attached to the foam panel, wherein the upholstery fabric layer is adhered to the foam panel; and
at least a magnet attached to the foam layer;
wherein the foam panel has a first side and a second side and the upholstery fabric layer covers only the first side.

US Pat. No. 10,507,717

GEAR OPERATING MECHANISM IN TRANSMISSION

Honda Motor Co., Ltd., T...

1. A gear operating mechanism in a transmission which operates fork parts configured to operate synchronous mechanisms attached to rotating shafts included in the transmission mounted in a hybrid vehicle, the gear operating mechanism in the transmission, comprising;a power source;
an operation shaft driven by the power source and movably supported in a rotational direction and an axial direction;
at least one member to be operated corresponding to the fork parts;
an operation engagement piece attached to the operation shaft and configured to move the at least one member to be operated between the reference position and an engagement position;
a release engagement piece attached to the operation shaft and configured to return the at least one member to be operated from the engagement position to the reference position; and
a control unit configured to control an operation of the operation shaft,
wherein the control unit has:
a first release mode using the release engagement piece and a second release mode using the operation engagement piece when the at least one member to be operated is returned from the engagement position to the reference position.

US Pat. No. 10,507,702

SHOCK ABSORBER ASSEMBLY OF A SUSPENSION SYSTEM OF A VEHICLE AND SUSPENSION SYSTEM

CIKAUTXO, S.COOP., Berri...

1. A shock absorber assembly of a suspension system of a vehicle, the shock absorber comprising:a top mount that includes a radially extending protuberance; and
a jounce bumper that includes a main body made of an elastic material and a fixing element made of a material that is harder than the elastic material of the main body, the fixing element including a wall that extends at least partially around an outer circumference of an upper part of the main body, the fixing element having an elastic retaining area configured to cooperate with the top mount protuberance to fix the jounce bumper to the top mount, there being a gap between the outer circumference of the upper part of the main body and the wall of the fixing element to enable the main body to expand radially outward toward the fixing element wall when the main body is compressed during use;
a bottom part of the top mount including a compartment in which the upper part of the main body of the jounce bumper resides, the compartment including a sidewall that is at least partially surrounded by the wall of the fixing element, the retaining area being arranged in a perimetral outermost area of the jounce bumper and the protuberance of the top mount being arranged on the sidewall of the compartment, the wall of the fixing element including a perimetral rim in which at least a part of the compartment sidewall is housed, the perimetral rim being U-shaped and located at a lower end of the fixing element.

US Pat. No. 10,507,683

BINDER WITH EXTERNAL STORAGE CAPACITY

ACCO Brands Corporation, ...

1. A binder device comprising:a cover including a first panel and a second panel pivotally coupled together about a pivot axis, the cover including a continuous opening having a depth dimension extending perpendicular to said pivot axis; and
a binding mechanism coupled to an inner surface of said cover and having at least two rings or coils, wherein said opening spans said at least two rings or coils when said cover is in a closed position, and wherein said depth dimension of said opening is greater than a largest depth dimension of each of said at least two rings or coils.

US Pat. No. 10,507,676

INKJET RECORDING APPARATUS INCLUDING ROTATABLE HEAD BASE AND ROTATABLE CONVEYANCE UNIT

KYOCERA Document Solution...

1. An inkjet recording apparatus, comprising:an inkjet head configured to eject ink on to a sheet;
a head base to which the inkjet head is fixed;
a conveyance unit facing the inkjet head and configured to convey the sheet, the conveyance unit including a conveyor belt with a sheet conveyance surface on which the sheet is placed; and
a rotation mechanism configured to integrally rotate the head base and the conveyance unit around an axis perpendicular to the sheet conveyance surface of the conveyance unit while maintaining a constant relative position of the head base to the conveyance unit.

US Pat. No. 10,507,672

CAN INSPECTION DEVICE

I. MER CO., LTD., Kyoto-...

1. A can inspection device comprising:an imaging device taking images of rotating cans; and
an image processor processing taken images,
which is provided in a can printing apparatus, performing inspections of print states of the cans and feeding back inspection results to the can printing apparatus,
wherein the imaging device includes a first camera facing to an entire can from a direction orthogonal to an axial direction of the can and taking an image of the entire can and a second camera facing to an opening-side end portion of the can from a direction orthogonal to the axial direction of the can and taking an image of the opening-side end portion of the can, wherein
whether printing is performed properly as compared with a master image is inspected, densities in designated positions for respective colors are measured by using the image taken by the first camera, and misalignment values with respect to set positions of printing misalignment inspection marks printed on the opening-side end portion of the can for respective colors are measured by using the image taken by the second camera,
wherein the image processor is configured to:
inspect whether the printing is performed properly as compared with the master image,
measure densities in the designated positions for respective colors by using the image taken by the first camera, and
measure the misalignment values with respect to the set positions of the printing misalignment inspection marks printed for respective colors by using the image taken by the second camera.

US Pat. No. 10,507,631

LAMINATE, PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING LAMINATE

AGC Inc., Chiyoda-ku (JP...

1. A laminate, comprisinga fluororesin layer comprising a fluororesin and
a thermoplastic resin layer comprising a thermoplastic resin, directly laminated on at least one side of the fluororesin layer,
wherein the fluororesin has at least one functional group selected from the group consisting of a carbonyl group-comprising group, a hydroxy group, an epoxy group and an isocyanate group, and has a melting point of from 280 to 315° C. and a melt flow rate of from 0.5 to 30 g/10 min at 372° C. under a load of 49N, and
the thermoplastic resin has a melting point higher by at least 5° C. than the melting point of the fluororesin, and is a thermoplastic liquid crystal polymer.

US Pat. No. 10,507,595

EXTRUSION HEAD HAVING A PERFORATED PLATE OF A GRANULATING SYSTEM

MAAG Automatik GmbH, Gro...

1. An extrusion head having a perforated plate of a granulating system, wherein the extrusion head comprises:a. a head part;
b. a perforated plate detachably fastened to the head part, wherein the perforated plate comprises:
(i) a perforated-plate wear insert;
(ii) a perforated-plate main body;
(iii) a central inflow cone;
(iv) an inflow cone part;
(v) a plurality of perforated dies;
(vi) a plurality of nozzle channels arranged in the shape of at least one ring and among the plurality of perforated dies; and
(vii) at least one corrosion-protected fastener, wherein the at least one corrosion-protected fastener is positioned in a central region of the at least one ring, and further wherein the at least one corrosion-protected fastener includes threaded screws, wherein an inner surface of the perforated-plate wear insert has at least two off-center threaded blind holes into which thread ends of the threaded screws project in a detachably securing manner, wherein screw heads of the threaded screws are covered by a base of the inflow cone part and form a press-fit of the perforated-plate main body on the inner surface of the perforated-plate wear insert, while a central threaded stud of the inflow cone part stands in detachable threaded connection with a central threaded hole of the perforated-plate main body; and
c. at least one central melt channel located on the head part into which the central inflow cone projects and distributes a melt flow among the plurality of nozzle channels.

US Pat. No. 10,507,569

PIPE-CLEANING ATTACHMENT

1. A kit of cleaning tools comprising:a plurality of cleaning kits and a drive system;
wherein the drive system powers any element contained in the plurality of cleaning kits;
wherein the kit of cleaning tools is a kit of hand-held tools;
wherein the kit of cleaning tools is configured for use with a copper pipe;
wherein the copper pipe is further defined with an interior surface and an exterior surface;
wherein the kit of cleaning tools cleans the interior surface of the copper pipe;
wherein the kit of cleaning tools cleans the exterior surface of the copper pipe;
wherein each cleaning kit contained within the plurality of cleaning kits comprises a collection of brushes;
wherein any brush selected from any cleaning kit selected from the plurality of cleaning kits will clean an area of the copper pipe selected from the group consisting of the interior surface of the copper pipe and the exterior surface of the copper pipe;
wherein any brush selected from any cleaning kit selected from the plurality of cleaning kits will attach to the drive system;
wherein the brushes are interchangeable;
wherein the drive system is an electrically driven device;
wherein the drive system rotates any brush selected from the plurality of cleaning kits;
wherein the drive system comprises a housing, a motor system, and a chuck;
wherein the motor system and the chuck are installed in the housing;
wherein the chuck is a mechanical device that attaches any brush selected from the plurality of cleaning kits to the motor system such that the motor system will rotate the selected brush;
wherein the motor system is an electrically powered drive apparatus that physically rotates any brush selected from the plurality of cleaning kits;
wherein the motor system comprises an electric motor, a master switch, a cleaning switch, a battery, a power plug, and a power port;
wherein the electric motor, the master switch, the cleaning switch, the battery, the power plug, and the power port are electrically interconnected.

US Pat. No. 10,507,567

HOPPER TRAILER OPENER

Arnco Solutions, Trenton...

1. A hopper trailer opener comprising an extension shaft assembly removably coupled with a base tool assembly, wherein the base tool assembly comprisesa motor contained within a motor housing;
a rotatable drive configured to be rotated by the motor, the rotatable drive having a drive head and a spindle attached to the rotatable drive and protruding from the drive head, and wherein the extension shaft assembly comprises:
a drive shaft having an end comprising a base tool assembly connector configured to be removably coupled to the rotatable drive of the base tool assembly and an opposing end having a trailer coupler configured to couple to an opening mechanism of a hopper trailer; and
a locking mechanism configured to temporarily prevent the extension shaft assembly from rotating, wherein the locking mechanism comprises a brace fixedly attached to the base tool assembly and a lock fixedly attached to the extension shaft assembly, the lock movable to engage the brace.

US Pat. No. 10,507,561

GRINDING APPARATUS

Tokyo Seimitsu Co., LTD, ...

1. A grinding apparatus provided with a rough grinding stage for roughly grinding a wafer, a fine grinding stage for finely grinding the wafer, and a transfer means for transferring the wafer, the grinding apparatus comprising:a thickness measuring means for measuring a thickness of the wafer having the measuring spot which is fixed at a position that does not interfere with a grinding wheel, and on a locus of transfer of a center of the wafer while the wafer is being transferred from the rough grinding stage to the fine grinding stage; and
a control means for computing a thickness of the wafer before the fine grinding on the basis of measured values of the thickness measuring means and correcting a target thickness after the fine grinding.

US Pat. No. 10,507,559

MACHINE TOOL AND BRAKE CHECKING METHOD

DMG Mori Co. Ltd., Nara ...

1. A machine tool comprising:a ball screw extended in a vertical direction;
a driving motor that rotates said ball screw;
a movable part that vertically moves along said ball screw in accordance with the rotation of said ball screw driven by said driving motor;
at least two brakes that prevent a fall of said movable part while power supply to said driving motor is stopped;
a brake controller that performs an all brake activation by activating, one by one, each of said at least two brakes while releasing all of the at least two brakes except the activated brake, while power supply to said driving motor is stopped; and
a detector that detects presence or absence of a fall of said movable part or a fall distance of said movable part after the all brake activation, thereby detecting a trouble of at least one of said at least two brakes without identifying an individual brake with said trouble,
wherein when powering off the machine tool, said brake controller stops power supply to said driving motor and releases at least one of said at least two brakes,
wherein said detector determines whether or not at least one of said at least two brakes has a trouble based on the detected presence or absence of the fall of said movable part or the fall distance of said movable part resulting from the all brake activation.

US Pat. No. 10,507,555

BEAM PROCESSING MACHINES

BYSTRONIC LASER AG, (CH)...

1. A beam processing machine for processing a workpiece, comprising:a frame;
a workpiece rest held by the frame, including a rest surface configured to hold a workpiece;
a tool configured to emit a laser beam or a fluid jet, carried by the frame and movable relative to the workpiece rest;
within the beam processing machine a vibration-transmitting connecting path between the tool and the rest surface, transmitting mechanical vibrations caused by the dynamics of the tool to the rest surface of the workpiece rest;
at least one damping element incorporated into said vibration-transmitting connecting path or a plurality of damping elements connected in parallel and arranged at a distance from one another, is incorporated;
wherein the at least one damping element or plurality of damping elements is located between the workpiece rest and the frame; and
wherein the at least one damping element or plurality of damping elements is one of a spring damper, a damper including elastomeric material, a hydraulic damper, a piezo-element damper, or a friction damping element.

US Pat. No. 10,507,554

METHODS FOR PROCESSING A WORKPIECE

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A method of processing a workpiece, the method comprising:identifying processing locations on the workpiece;
drilling a first hole at one of the processing locations using a rotary drive;
sensing a flow of a fluid associated with operating the rotary drive while drilling the first hole;
generating an operation signal responsive to the flow and not generating the operation signal responsive to an absence of the flow, wherein the operation signal, if generated, has a duration interval corresponding to an operation duration of the rotary drive;
comparing the duration interval of the operation signal to a predetermined temporal value; and
drilling a different hole at a different one of the processing locations if the duration interval of the operation signal is greater than or equal to the predetermined temporal value, and not drilling the different hole if the duration interval is less than the predetermined temporal value.

US Pat. No. 10,507,534

SYSTEMS, METHODS, AND APPARATUS FOR RELIABLY INSTALLING SURVEY TAGS

O-TAGS, Inc., Monarch Be...

1. An apparatus for boring counterbore holes in masonry to a predetermined depth, the apparatus comprising:a first drill bit of a first diameter, the first drill bit having a slot near a tip end, a pair of twisted cutting edges extending a first length along an axis from the tip end, and a chuckable shaft extending a second length along the axis from an end of the pair of twisted cutting edges, the chuckable shaft having one or more first groove segments in alignment at a first point around the chuckable shaft;
a circular cutting tool of a second diameter at a first distance from the tip end, the circular cutting tool concentric with the first drill bit along the axis, the second diameter of the circular cutting tool is greater than the first diameter of the first drill bit;
a rotatable stop collar of a third diameter having a stop surface at a second distance from the tip end, the rotatable stop collar concentric with the first drill bit and the circular cutting tool along the axis, the rotatable stop collar having a collar configured to engage a surface and allow continued rotation of the circular cutting tool and the first drill bit;
a retaining split ring to couple into the one or more first groove segments in alignment at the first point around the chuckable shaft of the first drill bit, the retaining split ring to retain the circular cutting tool on the chuckable shaft of the first drill bit;
an A-frame-shaped blade coupled into the slot of the tip end of the first drill bit, the A-frame-shaped blade having opposing cutting edges; and
wherein in response to the stop collar, the circular cutting tool forms a first portion of a hole with the second diameter to a first depth and the first drill bit forms a second portion of the hole with the first diameter to a second depth greater than the first depth.

US Pat. No. 10,507,517

FOUNDRY MEDIA FORMED FROM SLURRY DROPLETS AND METHODS OF USE

CARBO CERAMICS INC., Hou...

1. A foundry media pellet, comprising:a sintered ceramic material having:
a size from about 10 AFS GFN to about 110 AFS GFN;
a thermal expansion of less than 0.003 in/in at 1200° C.; and
a surface roughness of less than about 4 microns; and
a resin coated onto the surface of the sintered ceramic material, the resin present in an amount of 0.8% to about 1.35% based on the weight of the foundry media pellet.

US Pat. No. 10,507,453

NANOCLAY-BASED SOLID SORBENTS FOR CARBON DIOXIDE CAPTURE

West Virginia University,...

1. A regenerative nanoclay based solid sorbent consisting essentially of:a layered nanoclay with at least one surface, and
at least one amine containing compound that is immobilized to the surface of said nanoclay by coating the substantial entirety of said surface forming an immobilized amine, wherein said immobilized amine is easily removable from said surface of said nanoclay by washing or frictional mechanical means; and
at least another amine containing compound that is grafted onto the at least one surface of said nanoclay, wherein said grafted amine compound is not easily removable from said surface of said nanoclay by washing or frictional mechanical means, wherein said grafted amine compound is selected from the group consisting of an organoamine and an aminosilane, wherein said surface of said nanoclay includes at least one of an edge of a platelet of said nanoclay, an interior portion of said nanoclay, and an exterior portion of said nanoclay, and at least one edge of a platelet, an interior portion, and an exterior portion of each layer of said nanoclay, wherein said layered nanoclay adsorbs carbon dioxide at a temperature ranging from 50° C. to 85° C. and desorbs carbon dioxide in the presence of carbon dioxide at a temperature ranging from 100° C. to 155° C. for a resultant multiple cycle regenerative nanoclay based solid sorbent for producing a pure carbon dioxide stream, and wherein said layered nanoclay has a sustainable carbon dioxide capacity of at least 85 percent of an initial carbon dioxide capacity after three cycles of regeneration, wherein said nanoclay is selected from the group consisting of a montmorillonite, a bentonite, a kaolinite, a halloysite, and a synthetic nanoclay.

US Pat. No. 10,507,450

PROCESS OF CHEMICAL REACTION IN MAGNETIZED SOLVENTS

1. A solvent Magnetizing apparatus (SMA) comprising at least first and second fluid containers, at least first and second sampling valves, a linking valve located between said first and second containers connecting them together, a first flange connects said second container and said first sampling valve and a second flange connects said second sampling valve to a stainless steel pump, wherein a third flange connects said stainless steel pump to a magnetic generating device comprising an AQUA CORRECT device and a coaxial magnetic system; wherein in the combination of the two create a variable magnetic field strength of at least 3000 Gauss up to 20000 Gauss.

US Pat. No. 10,507,443

MIXING APPARATUS AND SYSTEM

SURFACE TO SURFACE INC., ...

1. A mixing apparatus configured to breakdown and mix a semi-solid material with a treatment additive to absorb and capture liquid in the semi-solid material, and thereby discharge a mixture that will become a low slump material, the mixing apparatus comprising:a housing defining a primary chamber;
an inlet provided on the housing for receiving the semi-solid material and the treatment additive into the mixing apparatus;
an outlet provided on the housing for discharging the mixture from the mixing apparatus, the outlet being disposed vertically below the inlet;
a plurality of rotating shafts arranged within the primary chamber horizontally relative to an operating position of the mixing apparatus and perpendicular to a flow path of the semi-solid material and the treatment additive through the primary chamber from the inlet to the outlet, each rotating shaft being vertically spaced from another of the rotating shafts along the flow path; and
a plurality of flailing fixtures movably attached to each of the plurality of rotating shafts, with each flailing fixture having a disrupter end that moves about freely relative to its respective rotating shaft,
wherein the housing is constructed in such a manner as to route the semi-solid material and the treatment additive along the flow path onto each of the rotating shafts that transversely cross the primary chamber to thereby be engaged by the plurality of flailing fixtures respectively thereon, and
wherein each of the plurality of flailing fixtures is configured to flail and make contact with the semi-solid material and the treatment additive due to centrifugal force and momentum provided by the respective rotating shaft to thereby enhance the breakdown and mixing action within the primary chamber of the mixing apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,507,427

FLUE OZONE DISTRIBUTOR APPLIED IN LOW-TEMPERATURE OXIDATION DENITRIFICATION TECHNOLOGY AND ARRANGEMENT MANNER THEREOF

INSTITUTE OF PROCESS ENGI...

1. A flue ozone distributor comprising:a flue; and
a distribution main pipe (2), multiple distribution branch pipes (3), multiple Venturi distributors (4) and multiple delta wings (5),
wherein the multiple distribution branch pipes (3) are led out from the distribution main pipe (2) as parallel branches, the multiple Venturi distributors (4) are arranged with an equal space with respect to each other on each of the distribution branch pipes (3) and the delta wings (5) are arranged on one diffusion segment side of the Venturi distributors (4), and
wherein the flue ozone distributor is arranged in the flue such that a horizontal distance between an end of each of the distribution branch pipes (3) and a side wall of the flue (1) is of ½ width of the flue (1), wherein an even number of groups of flue ozone distributors are symmetrically installed in dislocation on both sides of the flue (1) and the injected direction of the ozone through the flue ozone distributor is consistent with a flow direction of a flue gas.

US Pat. No. 10,507,423

SEAL ARRANGEMENT FOR FILTER ELEMENT; FILTER ELEMENT ASSEMBLY; AND, METHODS

Donaldson Company, Inc., ...

1. An air filter cartridge comprising:(a) a media pack including an inlet end and an opposite outlet end:
(i) the media pack comprising filter media defining flutes extending between the inlet end and the outlet end;
(ii) the media pack being closed to flow of unfiltered air therethrough without passage through filter media of the media pack; and
(iii) the media pack having a racetrack shaped periphery;
(b) a seal member positioned on an end of the media pack;
(i) the seal member including a portion thereof molded around the periphery of the media pack; and
(ii) the seal member including a radially directed seal surface for forming a radial seal with a seal surface of an air cleaner housing; and
(c) a preform mounted on an end of the media pack opposite the seal member;
(i) at least one finger tip receiving region located between the media pack and the preform and sized to receive finger tips to facilitate handling of the air filter cartridge during installation and removal from an air cleaner housing; and
(ii) the preform extending around the periphery of the media pack.

US Pat. No. 10,507,375

SKATEBOARD BASE PLATE AND ASSOCIATED SYSTEMS

DJLL Holdings, LLC, Land...

1. A base plate for a skateboard, comprising:a body including a proximal end and a distal end;
a first pivot cup extending from the body at or near the distal end; and
a second pivot cup spaced from the first pivot cup and extending from the body at or near the proximal end, the second pivot cup (i) defining an outer perimeter surface having an uninterrupted height, a thickness of the uninterrupted height of the second pivot cup dimensioned greater than a thickness of the first pivot cup, (ii) includes an opening extending therethrough and surrounded by the outer perimeter surface of the second pivot cup, the opening of the second pivot cup configured to at least partially receive therein a wave cam such that the wave cam is surrounded by the outer perimeter surface of the second pivot cup, and (iii) includes one or more channels extending from the opening and through at least a portion of the second pivot cup, the one or more channels extending through at least the portion of the second pivot cup without extending through the outer perimeter surface.

US Pat. No. 10,507,339

IMAGING BASED CALIBRATION SYSTEMS, DEVICES, AND METHODS

VARIAN MEDICAL SYSTEMS, I...

1. A method for automatically positioning a target at an isocenter for each gantry angle, comprising:generating images of the target at a plurality of gantry angles;
determining a target location for each gantry angle from the generated images;
for each gantry angle, determining a target location offset by comparing a generated image for a gantry angle with a corresponding reference image; and
correcting the target location offset for each gantry angle by:
moving the target to the isocenter; and
repositioning the target location by moving the target by a distance which equals a previously determined couch rotation dependent offset value.

US Pat. No. 10,507,336

LIGHT TREATMENT SYSTEM

Koninklijke Philips N.V.,...

1. A light treatment system comprising:an ultraviolet treatment light source configured to emit an ultraviolet treatment light of a treatment wavelength directed towards a part of a human or animal body for light treatment, configured to directly irradiate said part of said human or animal body,
a housing configured to cover the treatment light source from exterior view and configured to at least partially cover the illuminated part of the human or animal body from external view,
an indication window of the housing configured to allow the emission of an indication light of an indication wavelength from an inner part of the housing away from the housing in a direction different from the direction towards the part of the human or animal body of the treatment light,
wherein the indication light emitted by the indication window is sourced from the treatment light source and comprises transformed light of a different wavelength than the treatment wavelength of the treatment light emitted by the light source directed towards the part of the human or animal body for treatment thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,507,327

NERVE STIMULATION FOR TREATMENT OF DISEASES AND DISORDERS

The Feinstein Institutes ...

1. A method for treating a subject having a disease or disorder comprising electrically stimulating at least one vagus nerve of the subject with a corrective stimulus pattern derived from a disease-specific, condition-specific, endogenous mediator-specific or pharmacologic agent-specific neurogram in an amount and manner effective to treat the disease or disorder,wherein the disease or disorder is selected from the group consisting of elevated blood glucose levels, decreased blood glucose levels and inflammation, and
wherein blood glucose levels are decreased in the subject by electrically stimulating the vagus nerve with a corrective stimulus pattern derived from a hypoglycemia-specific, insulin-specific or cortisol-specific neurogram recorded from a vagus nerve in an amount and manner effective to decrease blood glucose levels in a subject, or
wherein blood glucose levels are increased in the subject by electrically stimulating the vagus nerve with a corrective stimulus pattern derived from a hyperglycemia-specific or glucose-specific neurogram recorded from a vagus nerve in an amount and manner effective to increase blood glucose levels in a subject, or
wherein inflammation is treated in the subject by electrically stimulating the vagus nerve of the subject with a corrective stimulus pattern derived from an anti-inflammatory cytokine-specific or cortisol-specific or dexamethasone-specific neurogram recorded from a vagus nerve in an amount and manner effective to reduce a sign or symptom of inflammation in a subject.

US Pat. No. 10,507,144

ABSORBENT ARTICLES WITH IMPROVED STRENGTH

1. An absorbent structure for an absorbent article, comprising a first substrate and an absorbent layer supported thereon; said absorbent layer comprising an absorbent material comprising a superabsorbent polymer material;wherein said absorbent structure comprises a fiberized net structure to at least partially immobilize said absorbent layer onto said first substrate;
whereby said fiberized net structure has a storage modulus (G?) at 21° C. of greater than about 1.2×106 Pa to 7.8×106.

US Pat. No. 10,507,138

NOISE REDUCTION EARMUFFS SYSTEM AND METHOD

1. An earmuffs system for a helmet including:a first ear muff including a first speaker and a first microphone therein;
a second earmuff electrically coupled to the first ear muff, the second ear muff including a second speaker and a second microphone therein;
noise cancellation circuitry disposed within the first ear muff, the noise cancellation circuitry receiving first sounds from the first microphone and the second microphone and processing the first sounds by in part canceling the first sounds to form a first sound output that is provided from the first speaker and the second speaker;
a third microphone placed external to the first earmuff, the third microphone supplying second sounds for the first speaker to output as a second sound output without the second sounds undergoing noise cancellation processing; and
a fourth microphone placed external to the second earmuff, the fourth microphone supplying third sounds for the second speaker to output as a third sound output without the third sounds undergoing noise cancellation processing.

US Pat. No. 10,507,055

DEPLOYMENT MECHANISM FOR SURGICAL INSTRUMENTS

COVIDIEN LP, Mansfield, ...

1. A surgical instrument, comprising:a bushing movable in a longitudinal direction between a first position and a second position for actuating a component of the surgical instrument; and
an actuation mechanism configured to move the bushing between the first position and the second position, the actuation mechanism including:
a rotatable shaft;
a cord including a first end portion engaged to the rotatable shaft and a second end portion engaged to the bushing;
a biasing member longitudinally aligned with the bushing, the biasing member including a fixed first end portion and a movable second end portion configured to abut the bushing and bias the bushing towards the second position;
a gear assembly operably coupled to the rotatable shaft and configured to rotate the rotatable shaft relative to the cord to at least partially wind-up the cord about the rotatable shaft to thereby move the bushing from the second position to the first position against the bias of the biasing member; and
a cartridge housing the biasing member therein, wherein the bushing is slidably disposed about the cartridge.

US Pat. No. 10,507,043

COLLET FOR A POLYAXIAL SCREW ASSEMBLY

SEASPINE ORTHOPEDICS CORP...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a screw, comprising a shaft and a screw head fixedly attached with the shaft, wherein the screw head further comprises a portion of a sphere;
a movable head comprising a top portion and a bottom portion, a concave interior larger than the screw head, and being movable with respect to the screw head;
a connecting rod;
a locking element, capable of engaging the movable head and creating an axial compression force thereon the connecting rod; and
a collet having a central opening with a longitudinal axis, the collet being interposed between the screw head and the concave interior of the movable head,
wherein the collet comprises a top portion capable of contacting said connecting rod and at least one flexible hinge, and wherein the at least one flexible hinge includes a concave interior intersecting the central opening and extending radially outward away from the central opening and longitudinal axis whereby the concave interior of the at least one flexible hinge faces towards the longitudinal axis,
wherein the collet limits the axial compression force transferred from the locking element to the screw head by deforming outwards at the at least one flexible hinge until contact is made with the concave interior of the moveable head.

US Pat. No. 10,507,005

SPECTRAL CALIBRATION OF SPECTRAL COMPUTED TOMOGRAPHY (CT)

GENERAL ELECTRIC COMPANY,...

1. A method comprising:(a) performing one or more calibration scans with an X-ray detector array of a CT imaging system, wherein the one or more calibration scans includes obtaining for each element of a first through Nth elements of the X-ray detector array one or more calibration measurements; and
(b) updating for the each of the first through Nth elements of the X-ray detector array of the CT imaging system a spectral response model for the purpose of material decomposition, using the one or more calibration measurements for each respective element of the first through Nth elements, the updating resulting in an updated spectral response model for each element of the first through Nth elements, wherein the CT imaging system is configured to use the updated spectral response model for each element of the first through Nth elements for performance of imaging.

US Pat. No. 10,506,999

RADIOGRAPHIC IMAGING DEVICE AND RADIOGRAPHY PROTECTION UNIT

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A radiographic imaging device comprising:an imaging platform that includes an imaging surface on which a breast of a test subject is to be rested;
a radiation irradiation section that is disposed to face the imaging surface and irradiates radiation at the imaging surface;
a main radiation protection portion that is disposed at a side of a region between the radiation irradiation section and the imaging surface at which side the test subject is disposed, and that protects the test subject from the radiation;
a first turning shaft that is provided at a side portion of the main radiation protection portion, an axial direction of the first turning shaft being a direction along an upper edge of the main radiation protection portion; and
an auxiliary radiation protection portion that is firstly turned about the first turning shaft toward an upper edge side of the main radiation protection portion such that the auxiliary radiation protection portion is located at a non-protecting position,
wherein:
in a case in which tomosynthesis imaging is performed by turning the radiation irradiation section to left and right relative to the imaging surface, the auxiliary radiation protection portion is located at a protecting position at which the auxiliary radiation protection portion is disposed at a side portion of the main radiation protection portion, and
in a case in which two-dimensional imaging is performed in which an irradiation angle of radiation with respect to the imaging surface is set substantially to a perpendicular angle, the auxiliary radiation protection portion is set to the non-protecting position, and
the non-protecting position is located at a plane that is extended along left and right directions of the test subject and along a direction from a test subject side toward a back side of the radiographic imaging device.

US Pat. No. 10,506,968

DEVICES CAPABLE OF FLUID SAMPLE CONCENTRATION FOR EXTENDED SENSING OF ANALYTES

Eccrine Systems, Inc., C...

1. A sensing device configured to receive a fluid sample, the sensing device comprising:one or more first analyte sensors for measuring a characteristic of a first analyte in the fluid sample;
a sample concentrator configured to generate a concentrated form of the fluid sample to increase a first molarity of the first analyte within the fluid sample to a second molarity, wherein the second molarity is at least two times higher than the first molarity, the sample concentrator comprising a membrane that is permeable to liquid and impervious to the first analyte, the membrane having a first surface adjacent to the fluid sample and a second surface opposite the fluid sample;
a collector for collecting the fluid sample from a body of a sensing device wearer;
a channel for transporting the fluid sample from the collector to the sample concentrator, to the one or more sensors, and away from the one or more sensors.

US Pat. No. 10,506,918

OPTICAL COUPLER FOR AN ENDOSCOPE

THE GENERAL HOSPITAL CORP...

1. An optical coupler for mounting at a distal end of an image capture device for visualizing a surface area, the coupler comprising:a body having a distal end and a proximal end, the body including a visualization section at its distal end, the visualization section including a proximal surface for engaging or covering a portion of the distal end of an image capture element of the image capture device, the visualization section including an outer surface spaced apart from the proximal surface, the visualization section comprising an elastic material capable of transmitting an optical image of the surface area, the proximal surface configured to prohibit fluid or material from contacting the image capture element of the image capture device during visualization of the surface area;
an attachment section connected to and extending away from the visualization section at the proximal end of the coupler, the attachment section being dimensioned to be mounted at the distal end of the image capture device, wherein at least a portion of the visualization section of the body is configured to optically modify the image transmitted to the image capture device; and
a heating device comprising a wire extending through the body and at least to the visualization section of the coupler, the wire being connected to an electrode on the outer surface of the visualization section, the wire and electrode both being molded within the body of the optical coupler.

US Pat. No. 10,506,859

HAIR CARE DEVICE

KONINKLIJKE PHILIPS N.V.,...

1. A hair care device for straightening, curling and/or volumizing hair, the hair care device comprising:a first jaw that extends along a first longitudinal axis and comprises a first handle part which is coupled to a first heating tip, wherein the first heating tip has a convex-shaped first heating surface;
distance elements that comprise a plurality of bristles or ribs arranged at and extending outwardly from a planar flat bottom surface of the first heating tip opposite the convex-shaped first heating surface; and
a second jaw that extends along a second longitudinal axis and comprises a second handle part which is coupled to a second heating tip,
wherein the first and the second jaw are coupled to each other, and via the handle parts moveable relative to each other between an open position and a closed position, and
wherein the first heating tip is rotatably coupled to the first handle part to permit a user to rotate the first heating tip relative to first handle part about the first longitudinal axis to switch between (i) a first position for a curling mode in which the distance elements (i)(a) face towards, (i)(b) are kept at a distance away from, and (i)(c) do not contact the second heating tip in response to the first and the second jaws being in the closed position, and (ii) a second position for a straightening and volumizing mode in which the distance elements face away from the second heating tip and keep the first and second heating tips away from a user's scalp to prevent the user from getting burned.

US Pat. No. 10,506,853

WATCH STRAP

The Swatch Group Research...

1. A watch comprising:at least one case which includes horns, the horns being positioned at the level of a first side and of a second side opposite the first side;
an adjustment device; and
a strap formed by a flexible blade with a first end fixed to the case and a second opposite end, provided to cooperate with the adjustment device for attaching and adjusting the length of the strap,
wherein the adjustment device includes a clasp formed by a cap and a lever between which the flexible blade is configured to slide, the cap includes two lateral edges extending in a longitudinal direction of the cap, the lateral edges being, disposed in a direction of a length of the flexible blade,
wherein the clasp is hinged on the case by a linking means which define an axis of rotation about which the lever can rotate,
wherein the lever includes a first portion and a second portion, each of the first portion and the second portion rotate about the axis of rotation when the lever is moved into an open position and into a closed position,
wherein the second portion of the lever is comprised of an eccentric in the vicinity of the axis of rotation, the eccentric is integral the lever and the eccentric is closer to the flexible blade than the first portion of the lever is to the flexible blade,
wherein the eccentric is configured to clamp the flexible blade against the cap so that the flexible blade is in contact with each of the eccentric and the cap so as to retain the flexible blade when the lever is in the closed position,
when the lever is in the closed position, the first portion of the lever is adjacent to and extends along a length of the flexible blade such that a gap is provided between the first portion of the lever and the flexible blade so that the first portion of the blade is out of contact with the flexible blade, and
wherein the clasp is hinged between the horns of the watch, the axis of rotation of the lever coincides with the hinging of the clasp between the horns of the watch.

US Pat. No. 10,506,846

CUSHIONING ELEMENT FOR SPORTS APPAREL

adidas AG, Herzogenaurac...

1. A shoe sole comprising at least one cushioning element for sports apparel, the at least one cushioning element further comprising:(a) a first deformation element comprising a plurality of randomly arranged particles of an expanded material;
(b) wherein there are first voids within the particles, between the particles, or both within and between the particles;
(c) wherein the first deformation element takes up a first partial region of the cushioning element and wherein the cushioning element further comprises a second deformation element comprising a plurality of randomly arranges particles of an expanded material;
(d) wherein there are second voids within the particles, between the particles, or both within and between the particles of the second deformation element, and wherein the second voids are smaller on average than the first voids of the first deformation element.

US Pat. No. 10,506,843

ORTHOPEDIC SHOE APPLIANCE

Cluffy, LLC, Polson, MT ...

1. An orthopedic shoe appliance, comprising:a pad for providing support for midfoot arches, the second metatarsal, and the third metatarsal of a foot,
wherein the pad is configured to not provide support under a heel of the foot,
wherein the pad comprises a first portion configured to provide support to the midfoot arches, and a second portion that extends distally from a region corresponding to proximal ends of the second and third metatarsals to form an elongate extension that supports the second and third metatarsals and such that the distal end of the pad is configured to not reach a middle of the first metatarsal, the fourth metatarsal, and the fifth metatarsal,
wherein the first portion comprises a medial raised contour configured to be disposed under a medial arch and a lateral raised contour configured to be disposed under a lateral portion of the foot and the cuboid, and
wherein a width of the second portion is smaller than a width of the first portion, the distal end is narrower than a proximal end of the orthopedic shoe appliance, and the second portion, moving away from the distal end, widens generally continuously to reach the lateral raised contour.

US Pat. No. 10,506,838

AUGMENTED AUDIO ENHANCED PERCEPTION SYSTEM

1. A method for enhancing the environmental perception of a vehicle operator, the method comprising the steps of:detecting information relating to at least the position and dynamics of other vehicles or obstacles in the vicinity of the vehicle operator, with at least one head-mounted sensing unit worn by the vehicle operator;
processing the detected information by a processing unit communicatively coupled with the sensing unit, to generate a spatial reconstruction of the vicinity of the vehicle operator; and
providing the vehicle operator with a spatially resolved audio signal indicating the position and dynamics of other vehicles or obstacles in the vicinity, using an audio interface unit communicatively coupled with the processing unit.

US Pat. No. 10,506,831

ATOMIZER AND ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE HAVING SAME

Shenzhen First Union Tech...

1. An atomizer for an electronic cigarette, comprising a housing, a liquid storage chamber arranged in the housing, and an atomization assembly arranged in the housing, the atomization assembly comprising a main body, a liquid absorbing element arranged in the main body, and a heating element arranged in the main body, the main body defining a liquid inlet, the liquid storage chamber defining a liquid outlet fitting the liquid inlet in an inner sidewall thereof; wherein a blocking element is further provided between the inner sidewall of the liquid storage chamber and the main body, and a through hole is defined on the blocking element; wherein one end of the housing is provided with a movable element, which is capable of rotating relative to the housing to cause rotation of the blocking element, thus allowing the liquid inlet and the liquid outlet to be in communication through the through hole or allowing a sidewall of the blocking element to cut off the communication between the liquid inlet and the liquid outlet.

US Pat. No. 10,506,814

DUMPLING AUTOMATION MACHINE

General Mills, Inc., Min...

1. A dumpling automation machine for preparing dumpling-like food product, comprising a pressing and cutting device for dough pad, a filling injection device and a forming assembly, wherein the forming assembly comprises:a mold assembly for supporting a dough pad injected with a filling and maintaining the dough pad in an upright position;
a pre-forming assembly for pre-pressing the upright dough pad to form a pre-pressed crest; and
a forming assembly for pressing the pre-pressed crest to from a crest;
wherein the mold assembly is for successively supporting the dough pad in different positions along a conveyor, and
wherein in a pre-forming position, pre-bending portions on the two ends of the crest are formed by the pre-forming assembly, and in a forming position, the pre-bending portions are bent to form bending portions by a bending assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,506,803

FOLDABLE FISHING CHAIR

ZheJiang Nasite Commodity...

1. A foldable fishing chair, comprising:a pull rod, wherein a connecting rod with wheels is arranged at the bottom of the pull rod,
wherein a seat frame with a chair surface is rotationally connected to one side of the pull rod, and a front support is rotationally connected to the seat frame,
wherein a front support connecting rod that is rotationally connected with the pull rod is rotationally connected to the front support, and the other side of the pull rod is rotationally connected with a rear support,
wherein a goods shelf is rotationally connected to the rear support, wherein a rear support connecting rod is arranged on the goods shelf and the rear support in a penetrating mode,
wherein the goods shelf is rotationally connected to a first goods shelf connecting rod and a second goods shelf connecting rod that are rotationally connected to the pull rod,
wherein the first goods shelf connecting rod and the second goods shelf connecting rod are rotationally connected, and the rear support connecting rod penetrates through the first goods shelf connecting rod,
wherein according to the above configuration, the seat frame and the goods shelf can be completely folded,
wherein the front support connecting rod and the rear support provide stability and support for the fishing chair,
wherein the goods shelf arranged at the rear portion of the fishing chair allows fishing articles to be conveniently placed,
wherein the wheels arranged at the bottom of the pull rod enable the fishing chair to move easily, and
wherein after the seat frame is folded, the fishing chair can be used as a pull-rod trolley.

US Pat. No. 10,506,802

ANTI-REVERSE DEVICE FOR FISHING SPINNING REEL AND FISHING SPINNING REEL HAVING THE SAME

GLOBERIDE, Inc., Tokyo (...

1. An anti-reverse device for a fishing spinning reel, comprising:a switching moving body movably provided on a reel body and configured to switch a drive body between a reverse-rotation inhibited state or a reverse-rotation allowed state, the drive body being driven through a handle operation; and
a switching retention section for restricting movement of the switching moving body to retain the reverse-rotation inhibited state or the reverse-rotation allowed state,
wherein the switching retention section includes:
a moving body provided in the reel body; and
an engagement retention portion provided in the switching moving body,
wherein the moving body and the engagement retention portion are arranged in a rotation axis direction of the drive body so as to be opposed to each other,
the moving body is constantly biased toward the engagement retention portion,
the moving body is disposed in a body front portion of the reel body and biased frontward, and
the engagement retention portion is attached to a bottom surface of the switching moving body and disposed to be engageably opposed to the moving body.
US Pat. No. 10,508,239

FLAME RETARDER, FLAME RETARDANT RESIN COMPOSITION AND METHOD OF PRODUCING THE FLAME RETARDER

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A resin composition containing a flame retarder which comprises:an acrylonitrile-styrene copolymer containing 1 mol% to 90 mol% of styrene units, the acrylonitrile-styrene copolymer having a weight average molecular weight ranging from 20,000 to 500,000;
sulfonate groups in all monomer units of the acrylonitrile-styrene copolymer in an amount ranging from 0.01 mol % to 8 mol % of the monomer units of the acrylonitrile-styrene copolymer; and
a monomer ratio of a mol% content of the styrene to a mol% content of the acrylonitrile of 90/10-1/99,
wherein,
the resin composition has a rating of V-0 or V-1 in accordance with Underwriter Laboratories flammability testing standard UL94.
US Pat. No. 10,507,220

CELL THERAPY: A METHOD AND A COMPOSITION FOR TREATING DIABETES

Philadelphia Medical Scie...

1. A method of obtaining a composition comprising progenic cells and beta-islet cells isolated from rabbit pancreases, wherein the method comprising:harvesting pancreases of newborn rabbits and placing the pancreases in a salt solution comprising an antibiotic at a temperature of 4-10° C.;
removing vessels and excretory ducts from the harvested pancreases;
obtaining minced pancreatic micro fragments from said pancreases;
transferring the minced pancreatic micro fragments into a receptacle container, wherein the receptacle container is adapted for a rotating device;
incubating, in a first incubation, the minced pancreatic micro fragments in a serum free medium at temperature 36° C. to 37° C. for 5 to 12 days at 0% to 5% CO2, wherein the receptacle container rotated by the rotating device at a constant speed of 2 to 6 RPM;
periodically replacing the serum free medium with fresh serum free medium and removing spontaneously destroyed unwanted cells comprising exocrine cells and blood cells and elements of connective tissue until at least 80% of remaining cells are beta-islet cells;
collecting residual tissues of micro fragments from the first incubation;
incubating, in a second incubation, the residual tissues of micro fragments in 7% rabbit serum medium at temperature 36° C. to 37.2° C. for 5 to 10 days at 0% to 5% CO2;
periodically replacing the medium with fresh medium and removing spontaneously destroyed unwanted cells comprising exocrine cells and blood cells and elements of connective tissue until at least 80% of remaining cells are progenic cells or beta-islet cells;
and collecting the progenic cells and beta-islet cells from the first and second incubation.
US Pat. No. 10,507,222

LACTIC ACID BACTERIUM AND COMPOSITION INCLUDING SAID LACTIC ACID BACTERIUM

NITTO PHARMACEUTICAL INDU...

1. A method of reducing blood uric acid level, weight of liver, or lipid content of the liver in a subject comprising administering to the subject an effective amount of Lactobacillus brevis NTM003 strain deposited with the Incorporated Administrative Agency National Institute of Technology and Evaluation (NITE) Patent Organisms Depository under Accession No. NITE BP-01634 or a freeze-dried Lactobacillus brevis NTM003 strain.
US Pat. No. 10,508,268

MODIFIED GLUCOSYLTRANSFERASES FOR PRODUCING BRANCHED ALPHA-GLUCAN POLYMERS

DUPONT INDUSTRIAL BIOSCIE...

1. A glucosyltransferase enzyme comprising an amino acid sequence that is at least 97% identical to: SEQ ID NO:85, SEQ ID NO:89, or SEQ ID NO:93, wherein said glucosyltransferase enzyme lacks the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:78 or SEQ ID NO:80, and wherein said glucosyltransferase enzyme produces a branched alpha-glucan polymer.
US Pat. No. 10,507,245

OPHTHALMIC FORMULATION AND METHOD FOR AMELIORATING PRESBYOPIA

1. An ophthalmic formulation comprising an effective amount of about 0.26% pilocarpine or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, about 0.5% phenylephrine or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, and about 0.003% naphazoline or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,507,253

NANOPARTICLE PROBES AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USE THEREOF

1. A nanoparticle probe comprising:a nanoparticle base structure coated with a biodegradable layer; and
a slip bond moiety comprising a binding motif for a glycocalyx and having a binding strength to the glycocalyx of less than about 100 pN, wherein the slip bond moiety is configured to reversibly bind to the glycocalyx of a cell;
a polymeric tether functionalized to the nanoparticle base structure and to an associative moiety comprising a cell surface binding moiety configured to bind to a one or more of a cell surface protein, receptor, and/or biomarker of the cell with a binding strength of larger than 100 pN;
wherein the associative moiety preferentially binds to the protein, receptor, and/or biomarker of the cell based on the thickness of a glycocalyx layer of the cell.
US Pat. No. 10,508,293

PROCESSING BIOMASS

Xyleco, Inc., Wakefield,...

1. A method of producing glucose, xylose, and fructose, the method comprising:saccharifying recalcitrance-reduced lignocellulosic biomass with one or more cellulases and an acid on a support in the presence of xylose isomerase at between 30° C. and 65° C. to produce a mixture comprising glucose, fructose, and xylose,
wherein the acid on the support is polystyrene sulfonic acid.
US Pat. No. 10,507,399

GLUE SLIME ACTIVATOR AND ASSOCIATED METHODS AND KITS

Sanford, L.P., Atlanta, ...

1. A slime activator composition, comprising:a borate ion containing/liberating compound, solution, or salt present in an amount of from about 0.005 percent, by weight, to about 0.25 percent, by weight; and
a buffer present in an amount effective to maintain a pH of the composition in a range of from about 8.9 to about 9.3,
wherein the slime activator is configured to crosslink with a polyvinyl acetate-based glue or a polyvinyl alcohol-based glue and thereby form a slime composition.
US Pat. No. 10,508,190

POLYESTER RESIN COMPOSITION AND MOLDED ARTICLE MANUFACTURED THEREFROM

Lotte Advanced Materials ...

1. A polyester resin composition comprising:(A) about 30 wt % to about 80 wt % of a polyester resin selected from the group consisting of a poly(cyclo-1,4-hexanedimethylene terephthalate);
(B) about 10 wt % to about 60 wt % of titanium oxide; and
(C) about 10 wt % to about 40 wt % of a reflectance retention agent comprising calcium silicate having a pH of 10.3 to about 11, each based on 100 wt % of the polyester resin composition,
wherein a molded article manufactured from the polyester resin composition has an initial reflectance R0 of 92 or more, as measured at a wavelength of 450 nm using a colorimeter,
wherein the molded article manufactured from the polyester resin composition has a ratio of reflectance (R1) of the molded article, as measured at a wavelength of 450 nm using a colorimeter after the molded article is left at 85° C. and 85% relative humidity (RH) for 100 hours, to initial reflectance (R0) of the molded article, as measured at a wavelength of 450 nm using a colorimeter, (R1/R0) of 0.98 or more;
wherein a molded article manufactured from the polyester resin composition has a ratio of reflectance (R2) of the molded article, as measured at a wavelength of 450 nm using a colorimeter after the molded article is left at 85° C. and 85% relative humidity (RH) for 300 hours, to initial reflectance (R0) of the molded article, as measured at a wavelength of 450 nm using a colorimeter, (R2/R0) of 0.95 or more, and
wherein a molded article manufactured from the polyester resin composition has a difference between an initial yellow index of the molded article measured using a colorimeter and a yellow index of the molded article measured using a colorimeter after the molded article is left at 170° C. for 150 hours (?Y) of 9 or less.
US Pat. No. 10,508,196

RUBBER FORMULATION WITH ENHANCED FLEX FATIGUED RESISTANCE

CONTITECH TECHNO-CHEMIE G...

1. A rubber composition comprising EPDM rubber, natural rubber, high cis-1,4-polybutadiene rubber, and from 5 phr to 30 phr of a butyl ionomer, wherein the EPDM rubber is present at a level within the range of 45 to 55 phr, wherein the high cis-1,4-polybutadiene rubber is present at a level in the range of 10 phr to 20 phr, and wherein the natural rubber is present at a level within the range of 30 to 40 phr.
US Pat. No. 10,508,224

EASILY PEELABLE ADHESIVE TAPE, ARTICLE, AND METHOD FOR DISASSEMBLING ARTICLE

DIC CORPORATION, Tokyo (...

1. An peelable adhesive tape comprisingan active energy ray-curable layer on at least one surface of a base material and
an adhesive layer on a surface side of the active energy ray-curable layer,
the active energy ray-curable layer having a storage modulus (G?a25) of less than 1.0×106 Pa as measured at a temperature of 25° C. and a frequency of 1.0 Hz,
the active energy ray-curable layer comprises a polyurethane having a polymerizable unsaturated double bond and a (meth)acrylate compound having two to four polymerizable unsaturated double bonds,
wherein an amount of the (meth)acrylate compound having two to four polymerizable unsaturated double bonds is 5 parts by mass to 30 parts by mass with respect to 100 parts by mass of the polyurethane.

US Pat. No. 10,512,134

ILLUMINATION SYSTEM WITH COLOR-CHANGING LIGHTS

STERNO HOME INC., Vancou...

1. An illumination system comprising:a plurality of distributed units, wherein:
each of the plurality of distributed units comprise a light source and a light-source controller;
the plurality of light sources is configured to emit a selected type of light; and
the selected type of light comprises one of a first type, a second type, and a third type of light;
a primary controller including:
power-voltage-delivering circuitry configured to deliver a LOW or HIGH power voltage to the plurality of distributed units simultaneously;
an input configured to receive a selection signal corresponding to one of the first type of selected light, the second type of selected light, or the third type of selected light; and
power-sequence-controlling circuitry configured to cause the power-voltage-delivering circuitry to automatically transition the power voltage between LOW and HIGH to encode a first message corresponding to the first type of selected light, a second message corresponding to the second type of selected light, and a third message corresponding to the third type of light, wherein each of the first message, the second message, and the third message is different; and
wherein each of the plurality of light-source controllers is configured to:
detect the power voltage provided to the corresponding distributed unit;
cause the corresponding light source to emit the first type of light upon receiving the first message;
cause the corresponding light source to emit the second type of light upon receiving the second message;
cause the corresponding light source to emit the third type of light upon receiving the third message; and
cause the corresponding light source continue emitting the first type of light, the second type of light, or the third type of light while the power voltage is HIGH and at a constant voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,512,092

MODULATED SIGNALS IN SPECTRAL SEGMENTS FOR MANAGING UTILIZATION OF WIRELESS RESOURCES

1. A method, comprising:converting, by a processing system including a processor, a modulated signal in a spectral segment to the modulated signal at a carrier frequency without modifying a signaling protocol of the modulated signal, wherein the carrier frequency is outside of the spectral segment; and
generating, by a transmitter of the processing system, a guided electromagnetic wave that propagates along a physical transmission medium without requiring an electrical return path, wherein the guided electromagnetic wave includes a reference signal in addition to the modulated signal at the carrier frequency, wherein an antenna coupled to the physical transmission medium generates, according to the guided electromagnetic wave, a wireless signal directed to a network element of a distributed antenna system, wherein the wireless signal includes the reference signal and the modulated signal at the carrier frequency, and wherein the reference signal enables the network element to reduce a distortion when reconverting the modulated signal at the carrier frequency to the modulated signal in the spectral segment for wireless distribution of the modulated signal in the spectral segment to a mobile communication device.

US Pat. No. 10,512,059

POSITIONING BASE STATION, POSITIONING SYSTEM AND POSITIONING METHOD

NOLO CO., LTD., Beijing ...

1. A positioning base station, comprising: a rotating laser plane emitting unit, a distance measuring device and a synchronization device;wherein the rotating laser plane emitting unit comprises a laser source, an emission grating and a driving device, the rotating laser plane emitting unit is configured to rotate around a rotation axle and emit two laser plane signals having a preset angle therebetween, and the two laser plane signals are configured to scan a space;
wherein the laser source is configured to emit a line laser signal;
wherein the emission grating is configured to convert the line laser signal emitted from the laser source to the two laser plane signals having the preset angle therebetween;
wherein the driving device is configured to drive the two laser plane signals emitted from the emission grating to rotate around the rotation axle so that the two laser plane signals scan the space separately;
wherein the distance measuring device is configured to emit a distance measuring signal, wherein the distance measuring signal is configured to measure a distance between the positioning base station and a device to be positioned; and
wherein the synchronization device is configured to transmit a synchronization signal, wherein the synchronization signal is configured to synchronize time of the positioning base station and the device to be positioned.

US Pat. No. 10,512,052

TIMING SYNCHRONIZATION OF SELF-POWERED POWER SENSORS AND A CENTRAL CONTROLLER COLLECTING SAMPLES THEREFROM

Panoramic Power Ltd., Kf...

1. A self-powered power sensor (SPPS) adapted for the purpose of performing value corrections to calculated electrical parameters, the SPPS comprising:a current transformer, where a primary winding of the current transformer is a powerline;
an analog-to-digital converter (ADC) connected to the secondary winding of the current transformer;
a wireless transmitter;
a processing unit connected to the ADC and configured to:
sample an electrical signal off of the secondary winding of the current transformer;
estimate a time-stamp based on the sampled electrical signal;
estimate at least a first electrical parameter;
generate a preamble of a packet;
generate a synchronization information for the synchronization field of the packet;
cause the transmitter to transmit the packet components comprising the preamble, the synchronization field and the at least a first electrical parameter to a central controller;
determine a time offset value for the packet, the time offset calculated from the time-stamp and the transmission time-stamp of the synchronization information; and
cause the transmitter to transmit the time offset value by appending it to the packet, wherein the time offset value is used for the purpose of calculating of at least second electrical parameter; and
a clock connected to an oscillator, wherein the clock is connected to the ADC, the processing unit and the transmitter.

US Pat. No. 10,512,043

METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR RECEIVING IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

TELEFONAKTIEBOLAGET LM ER...

1. A method performed by a receiving device, the method comprising:using a first receive (RX) beam to receive a first signal;
obtaining a parameter associated with a second receive (RX) beam that is different from the first receive beam prior to receiving a second signal;
adjusting a gain based on the obtained parameter associated with the second RX beam, wherein adjusting the gain based on the obtained parameter associated with the second RX beam comprises: i) specifying, based on the obtained parameter associated with the second RX beam, a certain time at which to perform a gain control operation and ii) adjusting the gain at the specified time;
switching from the first receive beam to the second receive beam;
after switching from the first receive beam to the second receive beam, using the second receive beam to receive the second signal; and
applying the adjusted gain to the second signal.

US Pat. No. 10,512,029

USER EQUIPMENT CAMPING IN WIRELESS SYSTEMS

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method in a wireless device for monitoring system information in a wireless communications network, the method comprising:selecting a first downlink signal carrying uplink access configuration information, from among two or more candidate downlink signals carrying uplink access configuration information, based at least in part on signal quality measurements performed on the first downlink signal;
selecting a second downlink signal carrying tracking area information, from among two or more candidate downlink signals carrying tracking area information, based at least in part on signal quality measurements performed on the second downlink signal, wherein the selection of the second downlink signal is independent of the selection of the first downlink signal;
camping on the selected first downlink signal to monitor for uplink access configuration information, while simultaneously camping on the selected second downlink signal to monitor for tracking area information.

US Pat. No. 10,512,028

WIRELESS SHORT RANGE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

1. A broadcast communication system comprising:a master transmitter and a plurality of receivers;
wherein the master transmitter transmits a radio frequency message to the plurality of receivers;
wherein the broadcast communication system is a short range system;
wherein by short range is meant that the broadcast communication system has a maximum communication range of less than 4000 meters and a practical communication range of less than 2000 meters;
wherein the broadcast communication system is a radio frequency system;
wherein each of the plurality of receivers receives and demodulates the radio frequency message;
wherein each of the plurality of receivers converts the demodulated radio frequency message into one or more audio files;
wherein each of the plurality of receivers forms an audio source that converts an audio file selected from the one or more audio files into an electrical signal used to control an audio device which audibly announces the radio frequency message;
wherein the master transmitter is a radio frequency transmitter;
wherein the master transmitter captures audible sounds;
wherein the master transmitter converts the captured audible sounds into an electrical signal;
wherein the master transmitter modulates the electrical signal from the audible sound into the radio frequency message;
wherein the master transmitter further comprises a headset;
wherein the headset is a rigid structure;
wherein the headset forms a housing that contains the electrical devices required to detect the audible message, modulate the audible message and transmit the audible message as a radio frequency message.

US Pat. No. 10,512,024

APPARATUSES AND METHODS THEREIN FOR RELAYING DATA IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method performed by a first wireless node for enabling relaying by a relaying wireless node of data intended for reception by a second wireless node, which first wireless node, second wireless node and relaying wireless node each operate in a wireless communications network, the method comprising:generating first payload data comprising second payload data and which first payload data further comprising an indicator that is configured to indicate to the relaying wireless node how to relay the second payload data toward the second wireless node, and wherein the indicator is further configured to comprise parameters related to radio transmission of the second payload data, the parameters including demodulation reference signal assignments that are to be used by the second wireless node to decode the second payload data; and
transmitting the first payload data to the relaying wireless node.

US Pat. No. 10,512,023

METHOD FOR TRIGGERING CONNECTION ESTABLISHMENT BETWEEN REMOTE UE AND RELAY UE IN A COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND APPARATUS THEREFOR

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for transmitting a sidelink signal by a user equipment (UE) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:receiving, from a network, a threshold value for a transmission of the sidelink signal;
transmitting, to the network, UE capability information including a UE category of the UE;
wherein, when the UE category is a specific UE category, the method further comprises:
receiving information about a specific service type allowed to transmit the sidelink signal regardless of the threshold value;
when the UE is not operating with the specific service type, measuring a quality of a serving cell of the UE; and
transmitting the sidelink signal to a target UE when the quality of the serving cell is less than the threshold value,
wherein when the UE is operating with the specific service type, transmitting the sidelink signal to the target UE without measuring the quality of the serving cell,
wherein, when the UE category is not the specific UE category, the method further comprises:
measuring the quality of the serving cell of the UE and transmitting the sidelink signal to the target UE when the quality of the serving cell is less than the threshold value without determining whether the UE is operating with the specific service type or not,
wherein when the quality of the serving cell is greater than or equal to the threshold value, the sidelink signal is not transmitted to the target UE.

US Pat. No. 10,512,018

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR EFFICIENT HANDOVER FOR LOW EARTH ORBIT (LEO) SATELLITE SYSTEMS

Hughes Network Systems, L...

1. A method for handover of forward-link data communications to a user terminal (UT) in a satellite communications network, comprising:receiving, by the UT, a handover message from a radio access network (RAN) node of the satellite communications network, wherein the handover message is configured to instruct the UT to perform a handover of the forward-link data communications from a first communications channel of the satellite communications network to a second communications channel of the satellite communications network, and wherein the handover message includes identification of a switchover data frame at which time the UT is to perform the switchover;
receiving, by the UT, data packets of the forward-link data communications via the first communications channel up to the switchover data frame;
reconfiguring a receiver of the UT for receipt of further data packets of the forward-link data communications via the second communications channel, and activating the receiver reconfiguration upon receipt of the switchover data frame;
transmitting, by the UT, a response message to the RAN node indicating that the receiver reconfiguration has been completed; and
receiving, by the UT, the further data packets of the forward-link data communications via the second communications channel after the switchover data frame.

US Pat. No. 10,512,012

TRIGGERING TERMINAL HANDOVER AFTER SESSION-REQUEST MESSAGE

T-Mobile USA, Inc., Bell...

1. A telecommunications network, comprising:a first wireless access network, comprising:
a first entry node; and
a first access node communicatively connected with the first entry node; and
a second wireless access network, comprising:
a second entry node; and
a second access node communicatively connected with the second entry node and with the first access node;
wherein:
the first access node is configured to receive, via the first entry node, a service-request message from a terminal that is registered with the first wireless access network;
the first access node is configured to request first network-capacity information from the first entry node;
the first entry node is configured to provide the first network-capacity information to the first access node, the first network-capacity information associated with the first wireless access network;
the first access node is configured to request second network-capacity information from the second access node;
the second access node is configured to provide the second network-capacity information to the first access node, the second network-capacity information associated with the second wireless access network;
the first access node is configured to select a target access network of the first access wireless network and the second wireless access network based at least in part on the service-request message, the first network-capacity information, and the second network-capacity information;
the first access node is configured to, in response to a selection of the first wireless access network, send a service-reply message to the first entry node; and
the first access node is configured to, in response to a selection of the second wireless access network, trigger a handover of the terminal to the second wireless access network.

US Pat. No. 10,512,009

METHOD FOR USER EQUIPMENT TO SWITCH BASE STATION, BASE STATION AND USER EQUIPMENT

ZTE CORPORATION, (CN)

1. A method for switching an evolved node B, eNB, by a user equipment, UE, comprising:when a master eNB of the UE in dual connectivity is switched, determining, by a target eNB, that the UE keeps a connection and configuration with a secondary eNB; and
establishing, by the target eNB, a connection with the UE while the UE keeps the connection and configuration with the secondary eNB;
wherein the target eNB determining that the UE keeps the connection and configuration with the secondary eNB comprises:
receiving, by the target eNB, a switching request and secondary eNB information of the UE sent by the master eNB, judging whether the UE keeps the connection and configuration with the secondary eNB after switching the eNB according to the secondary eNB information of the UE, and determining that the UE keeps the connection and configuration with the secondary eNB if yes;
if the target eNB determines that the UE keeps the connection and configuration with the secondary eNB after switching the eNB, then the target eNB first establishing an interface connection with the secondary eNB, and then sending a switching request acknowledgment containing an indication information for allowing the UE to retain the connection and configuration with the secondary eNB back to the master eNB; and
after receiving the indication information for allowing the UE to retain the connection and configuration with the secondary eNB sent by the target eNB, continuing to deliver, by the master eNB, originally configured data packets of a shunting bearer to the secondary eNB according to the indication information for allowing the UE to retain the connection and configuration with the secondary eNB; wherein the shunting bearer indicates that the master eNB sends part of data packets to the UE and sends the other part of data packets to the secondary eNB, the secondary eNB then sends the other part of data packets to the UE.

US Pat. No. 10,512,004

INDICATING STATUS OF FORWARDED DATA

Motorola Mobility LLC, C...

1. An apparatus comprising:a transceiver that communicates with a remote unit;
a processor that:
determines to handover the remote unit to a target base unit;
sends a conditional handover command to the remote unit, the conditional handover command including at least one condition the remote unit is to monitor for fulfillment prior to handing over to the target base unit;
receives downlink data from a core network;
forwards the downlink data for the remote unit to the target base unit in response to sending the conditional handover command;
transmits a copy of the downlink data to the remote unit in response to sending the conditional handover command;
receives uplink data from the remote unit after sending the conditional handover command;
forwards the uplink data to the target base unit;
sends an end marker to the target base unit in response to completing the forwarding of the uplink data; and
sends a status message to the target base unit, the status message indicating which of the forwarded downlink data was successfully transmitted to the remote unit.

US Pat. No. 10,512,002

LOSSLESS SPLIT DATA BEARER FOR INTER-RAT DUAL CONNECTIVITY WIRELESS DEVICE

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a processing element configured to cause a wireless device to:
establish a first wireless link with a first cell according to a first radio access technology (RAT);
establish a second wireless link with a second cell according to a second RAT;
establish a split data bearer that utilizes both the first wireless link with the first cell and the second wireless link with the second cell;
store uplink data packets of the split data bearer that are provided to a protocol stack for the second RAT in a buffer,
determine that the second wireless link is lost; and
provide the stored uplink data packets that were provided to the protocol stack for the second RAT to a protocol stack for the first RAT based at least in part on determining that the second wireless link is lost.

US Pat. No. 10,511,998

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR IDENTIFYING FALSE SHORT MESSAGE SERVICE (SMS) DELIVERY REPORTS

Syniverse Technologies, L...

1. A method of detecting false Short Messaging System (SMS) delivery reports, the method comprising:defining one or more attributes representative of a genuine SMS delivery report;
creating a statistical model for a genuine SMS delivery report based upon the one or more attributes;
receiving a subsequent SMS delivery report;
analyzing the subsequent SMS delivery report using the statistical model to detect one or more anomalies in the subsequent SMS delivery report; and
determining that the subsequent SMS delivery report is a false SMS delivery report when one or more anomalies are detected.