US Pat. No. 10,712,310

PROTEIN QUANTIFICATION BY NEAR INFRARED SPECTRAL IMAGING

1. A method of quantifying protein in an electrophoresis gel, comprising the steps of:loading a sample including at least one protein into a gel via electrophoresis to generate at least one protein band;
acquiring an infrared spectral dataset from the at least one protein band using near infrared spectral imaging (NIRSI);
generating an infrared hyperspectral image from the infrared spectral dataset for each of the at least one protein band, the infrared hyperspectral image comprising a plurality of pixels;
calculating the integrated area under at least one wavenumber of the infrared spectrum for every pixel in the infrared hyperspectral image;
summing the calculated integrated area of every pixel in the infrared hyperspectral image for each of the at least one protein band; and
quantifying the amount of protein in the at least one protein band by correlating the sum of the calculated integrated areas with a protein content calibration curve.

US Pat. No. 10,712,286

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR NON-DESTRUCTIVE EVALUATION OF A STRUCTURE

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A method for non-destructive evaluation of a structure, the method comprising:identifying a portion of a surface of the structure for evaluation;
controlling, by a computing device, an armature to align a two-dimensional array of sensors with the portion of the surface, wherein the armature is coupled to an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), wherein the armature comprises a length, a fulcrum point along the length, and a counterweight, wherein the two-dimensional array of sensors has an array weight, and wherein controlling the armature to align the two-dimensional array of sensors with the portion of the surface comprises controlling the armature based on the length, the fulcrum point, the counterweight, and the array weight;
causing the two-dimensional array of sensors to engage the portion of the surface;
responsive to determining that the two-dimensional array of sensors has engaged with the portion of the surface,
(i) releasing, by the computing device, the two-dimensional array of sensors from the armature, and
(ii) scanning, by two-dimensional array of sensors, the portion of the surface to collect sensor data; and
after scanning the portion of the surface, (i) controlling, by the computing device, the armature to couple to the two-dimensional array of sensors, and (ii) causing the two-dimensional array of sensors to disengage with the portion of the surface.

US Pat. No. 10,712,274

ACTIVE-SOURCE-PIXEL, INTEGRATED DEVICE FOR RAPID ANALYSIS OF BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL SPECIMENS

Quantum-Si Incorporated, ...

18. A method of analyzing a plurality of samples in parallel, the method comprising:receiving, at a first sensor formed at a first pixel of a plurality of pixels formed on a substrate of an integrated device, a first emission from a first sample well formed at the first pixel;
producing, by the first sensor, a first signal and a second signal representative of the received first emission;
acquiring the first signal and the second signal during a charge-accumulation cycle of the first sensor for the first emission; and
transmitting the first signal and the second signal from the first sensor for analysis.

US Pat. No. 10,712,273

ACTIVE-SOURCE-PIXEL, INTEGRATED DEVICE FOR RAPID ANALYSIS OF BIOLOGICAL AND CHEMICAL SPECIMENS

Quantum-Si Incorporated, ...

48. A portable instrument comprising:at least one processor;
a dock configured to receive an integrated device having:
a plurality of pixels arranged on a substrate, wherein an individual pixel of the plurality of pixels comprises:
a sample well having an excitation region configured to retain a biological sample;
a first structure located adjacent to or within the sample well and configured to affect coupling of at least excitation energy into the excitation region; and
a sensing system including a sensor that is configured to discriminate between at least two different emissions from the sample well, wherein the at least two different emissions comprise spectral and/or temporal differences; and
circuitry arranged on the substrate to receive at least one signal from the sensor;
a cover configured to exclude a majority of external light from entering the dock; and
a first plurality of electrical contacts configured to connect to a second plurality of electrical contacts on the integrated device, wherein power may be provide to the integrated device through at least some of the first plurality of electrical contacts and the at least one signal from each sensor may be received through at least some of the first plurality of electrical contacts.

US Pat. No. 10,712,272

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ASSESSING CELLULAR METABOLIC ACTIVITY

TRUSTEES OF TUFTS COLLEGE...

1. A method for assessing cellular metabolic activity, comprising:illuminating at least one cell with optical radiation so as to cause multi-photon excitation of at least two endogenous metabolic cofactors in said at least one cell, thereby causing said at least two excited metabolic cofactors to emit fluorescent radiation;
using a detector to detect said fluorescent radiation emitted by said at least two excited metabolic cofactors;
using a computer processor to analyze said fluorescent radiation to derive the following parameters: (1) an optical redox ratio of said at least two metabolic cofactors, (2) a fluorescence lifetime of at least one of said at least two metabolic cofactors, and (3) a parameter indicative of mitochondrial clustering in said at least one cell; and
determining an increase in glycolysis level relative to oxidative phosphorylation in said at least one cell by concurrently detecting: (1) a reduction in said optical redox ratio, (2) a decrease in said fluorescence lifetime, and (3) an increase in said mitochondrial clustering parameter as compared to said optical redox ratio, said fluorescence lifetime and said mitochondrial clustering parameter when said glycolysis level and said oxidative phosphorylation in said at least one cell are balanced relative to one another.

US Pat. No. 10,712,270

DIGITAL HOLOGRAPHIC MICROSCOPE

National University Corpo...

1. A digital holographic microscope comprising a first holographic optical system configured for acquiring a phase three-dimensional image by an interference light superimposing an object light transmitting a sample for observation and a reference light not transmitting a sample, and a second holographic optical system configured for acquiring a fluorescence three-dimensional image by a fluorescence signal light of said sample for observation by using a fluorescence excitation light, and wherein said digital holographic microscope is configured for simultaneously conducting a phase measurement by a first holographic optical system and a fluorescence measurement by a second holographic optical system, wherein said digital holographic microscope is further characterized as follows:second holographic optical system has a double-focus lens with a superimposed diffraction grating;
said double-focus lens and said diffraction grating both have polarization dependence;
in operation of said digital holographic microscope, said fluorescence signal light is separated from a noise light by said polarization dependence;
said double-focus lens with superimposed diffraction grating configured to focus said fluorescence signal at a position displaced from an optical axis and auto-interfere for acquiring a fluorescence three-dimensional image.

US Pat. No. 10,712,267

CLEANING-PERFORMANCE EVALUATION SYSTEM

AIREX CO., LTD., Aichi (...

1. A cleaning-performance evaluation system used for evaluating a cleaning operation inside a work chamber, the system configured to function as an inspection system for inspecting the cleaning-performance of a mock contaminant generated inside the work chamber, the system comprising:a contamination means configured to administer the mock contaminant to the inside of the work chamber;
a waste liquid recovery means configured to perform the cleaning operation and recovering a cleaning waste-liquid that contains the mock contaminant;
a mist generation means configured to generate a mist of the cleaning waste-liquid;
a collection means configured to collect for inspection air that includes the generated mist; and
a detection means configured to detect an amount of the mock contaminant included in the inspection air collected by the collection means, wherein
the cleaning operation is evaluated by confirming that the amount of the mock contaminant detected by the detection means is at or below a prescribed value.

US Pat. No. 10,712,264

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ESTIMATING A GAS CONCENTRATION

INFINEON TECHNOLOGIES AG,...

10. A system for measuring a gas concentration comprising:an analysis circuit having a modulation output configured to be coupled to an input of an infrared light source, and bandpass filter having an input configured to be electrically coupled to an output of a microphone, wherein the analysis circuit is configured to
modulate the infrared light source via the modulation output according to a frequency-hopped sequence comprising time intervals by modulating the infrared light source at a first frequency during a first time interval and at a second frequency different from the first frequency during a subsequent time interval,
adjust a center frequency of the bandpass filter according to the frequency-hopped sequence, wherein the bandpass filter comprises a first center frequency corresponding to the first frequency during the first time interval and a second center frequency different from the first center frequency, the second center frequency corresponding to the second frequency during the subsequent time interval, and
estimate the gas concentration based on an output of the bandpass filter.

US Pat. No. 10,712,236

CONDITION DIAGNOSING SYSTEM FOR ROLLING GUIDE DEVICE

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

1. A state diagnosis system for a rolling guide device,the rolling guide device including:
a plurality of rolling elements;
a track member having a rolling surface for the rolling elements, the rolling surface extending along a longitudinal direction of the track member; and
a moving member, which is assembled to the track member through intermediation of the rolling elements, and which includes an endless circulation path for the rolling elements, the endless circulation path including a load path for the rolling elements and no-load paths for coupling both ends of the load path,
the state diagnosis system comprising:
a sensor configured to detect a physical quantity exhibited when the moving member is moving along the track member;
a signal processing unit configured to process an output signal from the sensor to output analysis data; and
a determination processing unit configured to determine whether the rolling guide device has an abnormality by comparing the analysis data with threshold value data,
wherein, when a cycle at which each of the rolling elements, which moves back and forth in the endless circulation path, enters the load path from one of the no-load paths is represented by t, a data collection time period T, for which the signal processing unit takes in the output signal from the sensor, satisfies T?t.

US Pat. No. 10,712,235

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MONITORING OPERATING CONDITION IN A HYDRAULIC TURBOCHARGER

ENERGY RECOVERY, INC., S...

1. A system, comprising: a hydraulic turbocharger configured to handle fluids and comprising a bearing assembly; and a monitoring system configured to monitor an operational parameter of the bearing assembly, wherein the operational parameter of the bearing assembly comprises a bearing condition, thrust direction, rotating assembly stability, speed of the rotating assembly, a position of a shaft of the hydraulic turbocharger, or a hydraulic operating point, wherein the monitoring system comprises one or more sensors extending into the hydraulic turbocharger to monitor the operational parameter of one or more rotating components of the bearing assembly, wherein at least one of the one or more sensors is configured to be exposed to a process fluid handled by the hydraulic turbocharger, and wherein the one or more sensors comprise a first sensor and a second sensor each extending axially and radially at an oblique angle into the hydraulic turbocharger relative to a longitudinal axis of the hydraulic turbocharger, both the first sensor and the second sensor being directed at a surface of a pump impeller of the hydraulic turbocharger, and both the first sensor and the second sensor are each configured to measure a change in the position of the shaft of the hydraulic turbocharger in an axial direction relative to the longitudinal axis.

US Pat. No. 10,712,202

COLOR MEASURING POSITION PROVISION SYSTEM AND COLOR MEASURING POSITION PROVISION METHOD

KONICA MINOLTA, INC., Ch...

1. A color measuring system comprising:a hardware processor configured to:
specify a color measurement position on an image that is displayed on a display screen;
identify a plurality of marker object candidates to facilitate locating the color measurement position specified by the color measurement position specifier, and
extract, for each of the marker object candidates, a feature for use during color measurement; and
wherein the marker object candidates enable a user to locate the specified color measurement position.

US Pat. No. 10,712,174

FILTER ACTIVATION AND DEACTIVATION BASED ON COMPARATIVE RATES

Honeywell International I...

1. A system comprising:a plurality of sensors configured to measure a common physical parameter and generate sensor data based on measurement of the common physical parameter;
a processing unit communicatively coupled to the plurality of sensors and configured to receive the sensor data based on the measurement of the common physical parameter from each of the plurality of sensors;
wherein the processing unit is further configured to compare a rate of change of sensor data for each individual sensor of the plurality of sensors with rates of change of sensor data for each of the other individual sensors of the plurality of sensors, wherein the rates of change of sensor data for each individual sensor are calculated during a common time period;
wherein the processing unit is further configured to output at least one of unfiltered sensor data and first filtered sensor data based on sensor data from at least one of the plurality of sensors when the rate of change of sensor data for each of the plurality of sensors is within a first threshold of the rate of change of sensor data for all of the other plurality of sensors indicating that changes in the sensor data are more likely actual changes in the common physical parameter;
wherein the processing unit is further configured to output second filtered sensor data based on the sensor data from the at least one of the plurality of sensors when the rate of change of the sensor data for the at least one of the plurality of sensors is not within the first threshold of the rate of change of sensor data for at least another of the plurality of sensors indicating that changes in the sensor data are more likely noise in the output of the at least one of the plurality of sensors;
wherein the unfiltered sensor data responds more quickly to actual changes in the common physical parameter than the second filtered sensor data;
wherein the first filtered sensor data is filtered less than the second filtered sensor data and responds more quickly to actual changes in the common physical parameter than the second filtered sensor data; and
wherein the second filtered sensor data includes minimized noise in the output of the at least one of the plurality of sensors compared to the at least one of the unfiltered sensor data and the first filtered sensor data.

US Pat. No. 10,712,154

LASER LEVEL

LEICA GEOSYSTEMS AG, Hee...

1. A laser level comprising:at least a first laser module including:
a laser diode, and
an optical unit including:
a collimating lens arranged along the beam path following the laser diode, and being configured for collimating a beam emitted by the laser diode;
a pair of partially transmitting mirrors, each arranged along the beam path after the collimating lens, and configured for laterally reflecting less than half of the collimated beam in terms of a beam cross-section and
in terms of a beam intensity; and
a cylindrical lens arranged along the beam path after the pair of partially transmitting mirrors, and configured for shaping:
(i) the parts of the collimated beam which transmitted through the pair of partially transmitting mirrors, and
(ii) the part of the collimated beam which bypassed the pair of partially transmitting mirrors into a fan beam;
a holder for fixing the first laser module in a fixed relative position; and
a housing, in which the holder is suspended with a gimbal or ball joint.

US Pat. No. 10,712,153

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING ULTRASONIC MOTOR AND SURVEYING INSTRUMENT FOR THE SAME

TOPCON CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A method for controlling an ultrasonic motor in a surveying instrument including a rotary shaft, an ultrasonic motor that drives the rotary shaft, a tracking unit that includes a light emitting unit and a light receiving unit and tracks a target, a clock signal oscillation unit that outputs a clock signal, and a control unit that outputs a drive signal to the ultrasonic motor and controls the timing of light emission of the tracking unit, whereinat the time of low-speed rotation of the ultrasonic motor,
the control unit performs intermittent driving, such that in the intermittent driving, an acceleration period in which the drive signal is applied and a deceleration period in which the drive signal is stopped are respectively provided once in a driving cycle of the drive signal, and
the control unit synchronizes the ultrasonic motor and the tracking unit based on the clock signal, sets a ratio of the acceleration period and the deceleration period in the drive cycle of the drive signal, and makes the light emitting unit of the tracking unit emit light and the light receiving unit receive the light only in the deceleration period after the termination of the drive signal toward the end of the drive cycle and images the target only in the deceleration period before outputting a subsequent drive signal and switching to a subsequent acceleration period in each of all of the drive cycles so as to avoid the occurrence of a blurring image.

US Pat. No. 10,712,116

FIREARM BODY MOTION DETECTION TRAINING SYSTEM

TRIGGERMASTER, LLC, West...

1. A firearm training system for use with a firearm body, the system comprising:a modular device configured for attachment to the firearm body, the modular device comprising:
a controller,
one or more sensors operable to acquire data associated with actual firing of a shot from the firearm, and
a transmitter or transceiver to transmit the data; and
an electronic display device comprising:
a corresponding receiver or transceiver to receive the data,
a display screen to display indicia representative of the data, and
a processor to process the data and generate the indicia for display on the display screen, wherein the processor processes data acquired by the one or more sensors with respect to detected movement of the firearm associated with the actual firing of multiple shots from the firearm, wherein the data comprises motion data representative of an actual path of the firearm body relative to a simulated two-dimensional target plane over a period of time which includes a shot sequence of a shot of the multiple shots, wherein the processor is configured to process the motion data and generate indicia for display on the display screen comprising a coordinate graph of the motion data including a plot of a motion path line representative of the actual path of the firearm body during the shot sequence, and wherein the motion path line depicts both recoil magnitude and recoil direction of the firearm body in the simulated two-dimensional target plane during the shot sequence, relative to time.

US Pat. No. 10,712,115

MODULAR TURRET

CMI DEFENCE S.A., Loncin...

1. A modular turret for an armored vehicle, comprising:an invariable and unique basic structural unit configured to be interchangeable, called a standard shell, equipped with interface means; and
a plurality of interchangeable and removable functional structures securable to the standard shell by fastening means which are specific and distinctive for a connection of each functional structure to the standard shell, the interface means being configured to allow an assembly of a set of different structures of a same functional type on the standard shell at an interfacing zone on the latter,
wherein the standard shell comprises an assembly of a plurality of plates with different shapes and sizes giving the standard shell a geometric shape with fixed dimensions, the plates having at least one of orifices or connectors configured to fasten the interchangeable and removable functional structures, the plurality of plates comprising:
a base metal sheet comprising a base of the standard shell over an entire surface area thereof, and a center of which is pierced to define a fastening of a ring;
two cannon support plates situated in front of the standard shell, and positioned perpendicular relative to the base metal sheet, each of the two cannot support plates comprising an orifice configured to receive at least one of a cannon module or a secondary weapon module;
side metal sheets starting from the cannon support plates, following the base metal sheet to end behind the standard shell;
an interface plate connecting the side metal sheet to a rear of the standard shell perpendicular to the base metal sheet, the interface plate comprising a fastening means for a bustle rack;
upper metal sheets cooperating with the cannon support plates, the side metal sheets, and the interface plate so as to close the standard shell, and
wherein the standard shell further comprises:
two arches providing a junction between the front and rear of the standard shell, the two arches having a fixed height and forming a rectilinear channel extending from the cannon support plates to the interface plate, so that the arches define, inside the standard shell, three invariable zones independently of an actual cannon module, a position of the arches defining fictive plans which, once extended downward with respect to the base metal sheet, make similarly appear the three invariable zones at a level of a basket mounted on the standard shell; and
a cover, over the arches, at least one of a shape or a height of which reflects a recoil created by the cannon module.

US Pat. No. 10,712,056

SOLAR COOLING SYSTEM

Solar Snow Corporation, ...

1. An air cooling system comprising:a cooling element configured to generate cooling when driven by energy, the cooling element comprising an absorption cooling system that generates cooling through an absorption cooling process driven by heat;
a solar energy gathering component operatively coupled to the cooling element and configured to absorb solar radiation to generate energy to drive the cooling element to generate cooling, the solar energy gathering component comprising a solar heating component operatively coupled to the cooling element and configured to absorb solar radiation to generate heat to drive the cooling element; and
an electrical connecting device for connecting the air cooling system to a back-up electrical energy source,
wherein the absorption cooling system comprises:
a boiler operatively coupled to the solar heating component and configured to absorb heat generated by the solar heating component to cause refrigerant to vaporize out of a solution of refrigerant and absorbent;
a condenser functionally connected to the boiler and configured to cause the vaporized refrigerant to condense into liquid refrigerant;
an evaporator functionally connected to the condenser and configured to cause the liquid refrigerant from the condenser to evaporate;
an absorber functionally connected between the evaporator and the boiler and configured to absorb the evaporated refrigerant from the evaporator back into the solution of refrigerant and absorbent; and
an electrical heating element operatively coupled to the electrical connecting device and the boiler, wherein the electrical heating element is configured to generate heat to drive the absorption cooling system to generate cooling when driven by the back-up electrical energy source without solar generated energy from the solar heating component,
wherein the cooling element and the solar energy gathering component are integrated to form a cooling unit adapted to be suspended adjacent to an interior-facing side of a window, and
wherein the solar energy gathering component is at least semi-transparent to allow at least some light that has passed through the window to pass through the cooling unit when the cooling unit is suspended in the window.

US Pat. No. 10,712,049

REFRIGERATION UNIT WITH HEAT EXCHANGING ARRANGEMENT

1. A refrigeration unit, comprising:a plurality of connecting pipes for allowing heat exchange medium to pass therethrough;
a compressor having a compressor input port and a compressor output port;
a first heat exchanger connected to said compressor through at least one of said connecting pipes, said first heat exchanger having a first connection port, a second refrigerator port, a water inlet and a water outlet; and
a second heat exchanger connected to said compressor and said first heat exchanger through at least one of said connecting pipes, said second heat exchanger having a third connection port and a fourth connection port;
a water pump having a water input port and a water output port, said water output port being connected to said water inlet of said first heat exchanger; and
a heat exchanging arrangement, which comprises:
a main casing having a receiving cavity divided into at least one water atomizing compartment and one water showering compartment, an air inlet communicating with said water atomizing compartment of said receiving cavity, and an air outlet communicating with said water showering compartment of said receiving cavity;
a fan provided in said main casing for drawing ambient air to enter said main casing through said air inlet and exit said main casing through said air outlet;
at least one water atomizing unit provided on said water atomizing compartment and connected to said water output port of said water pump through at least one of said connecting pipes;
at least one water showering head provided on said water showering compartment and connected to said water outlet of said first heat exchanger;
at least one fill material unit provided underneath said water showering head; and
a water collection basin provided underneath said water atomizing unit and said fill material,
wherein a predetermined amount of heated water in said first heat exchanger is arranged to be guided to flow to said water showering head through said water outlet and through at least one of said connecting pipes, said water in said water showering head being sprinkled on said fill material unit and collected in said water collection basin,
wherein a predetermined amount of water from said water output port of said water pump is guided to flow to said water atomizing unit through at least one of said connecting pipes, said water flowing to said water atomizing unit being sprayed and atomized in said water atomizing compartment,
said ambient air being drawn to sequentially pass through said water atomizing compartment and said water showering compartment to cool down a temperature of said water in said water showering compartment, said water collected in said water collection basin being guided to flow into said water pump through said water input port and at least one of said connecting pipes.

US Pat. No. 10,712,026

INTEGRATED CHILLED BEAM / CHILLER DIRECT OUTSIDE AIR SYSTEM UNIT

Daniel P. McCarty, Edina...

1. An air handling system comprising:a. an enclosure defining a first airflow path extending between a first air inlet and a first air outlet;
b. a first fan located between the first air inlet and outlet;
c. a first coil section located between the first air inlet and outlet, the first coil section being configured to provide cooling to air flowing through the first coil section;
d. a second coil section located between the first coil section and the first outlet, the second coil section being configured to provide heating to air flowing through the second coil section;
e. a first refrigeration system that provides cooling to the first coiling coil;
f. a second refrigeration system configured to provide cooling to terminal units associated with the air handling system and heating to the second coil section.

US Pat. No. 10,712,025

DEHUMIDIFYING APPARATUS

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A dehumidifying apparatus comprising:a first heat exchanger disposed in an air passage to serve as a condenser or an evaporator;
a second heat exchanger disposed in the air passage to serve as an evaporator or a condenser;
a third heat exchanger disposed in the air passage to serve as a condenser;
moisture adsorbing material disposed between the first heat exchanger and the second heat exchanger in the air passage to adsorb moisture from air having high relative humidity and desorb moisture to air having low relative humidity;
a fan configured to cause air to pass through the first heat exchanger, the moisture adsorbing material, the second heat exchanger, and the third heat exchanger in this order;
a compressor having a discharge side connected to the third heat exchanger; and
an expansion valve configured to reduce pressure of refrigerant condensed by the first heat exchanger or the second heat exchanger,
wherein each of the first heat exchanger, the second heat exchanger, and the third heat exchanger is a fin-and-tube heat exchanger,
wherein the third heat exchanger has a fin pitch smaller than a fin pitch of the first heat exchanger and a fin pitch of the second heat exchanger, and
wherein the third heat exchanger is smaller in size than the first heat exchanger and the second heat exchanger.

US Pat. No. 10,712,008

COMBUSTION CHAMBER AND A COMBUSTION CHAMBER FUEL INJECTOR SEAL

ROLLS-ROYCE PLC, London ...

13. A combustion chamber fuel injector seal comprising:a downstream end, the downstream end of the seal increasing in diameter in a downstream direction,
an inner surface with an inner diameter and configured to face and abut a fuel injector,
an outer surface with an outer diameter and configured to face away from the fuel injector, the outer diameter being larger than the inner diameter,
a plurality of coolant apertures extending through the seal,
each of the plurality of coolant apertures having an inlet in the inner surface and an outlet in the outer surface, the outlet being downstream of the inlet,
the plurality of coolant apertures being upstream of the downstream end of the seal,
the plurality of coolant apertures extending through the seal with axial, radial and tangential components,
the outlet being axially spaced in a downstream direction from the inlet,
the outlet being circumferentially spaced from the inlet, and
the outlet being radially spaced from the inlet.

US Pat. No. 10,712,005

CERAMIC MATRIX COMPOSITE MANUFACTURING

GOODRICH CORPORATION, Ch...

1. A method of manufacturing a ceramic matrix composite component, the method comprising:introducing a gaseous precursor into an inlet portion of a chamber such that the gaseous precursor infiltrates a porous preform housed in the inlet portion of the chamber to densify the porous preform; and
introducing a gaseous mitigation agent into an outlet portion of the chamber that is downstream of the inlet portion of the chamber such that the gaseous mitigation agent flows through a gas mixing substrate loaded within a gas mixing space defined by the outlet portion of the chamber;
wherein the porous preform is only disposed in the inlet portion of the chamber;
wherein the gas mixing substrate is only disposed in the outlet portion of the chamber; and
wherein introducing the gaseous precursor and introducing the gaseous mitigation agent are performed simultaneously, with the gaseous mitigation agent only flowing through the outlet portion of the chamber and not flowing through the inlet portion of the chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,711,975

LIGHT EMITTING ELEMENT, FLUORESCENT LIGHT SOURCE DEVICE

USHIO DENKI KABUSHIKI KAI...

1. A light emitting element comprising:a substrate;
a reflection layer formed of a material containing Ag or Al, formed on the upper layer of the substrate;
a diffusion prevention layer formed of a layer at least part of which being crystallized, the diffusion prevention layer being formed in contact with a surface of the reflection layer on a side opposite to the substrate,
an enhanced reflection layer formed in contact with a surface of the diffusion prevention layer on a side opposite to the substrate; and
a fluorescent body layer formed on the upper layer of the enhanced reflection layer.

US Pat. No. 10,711,964

FLAME SIMULATING ASSEMBLY FOR SIMULATED FIREPLACES INCLUDING AN INTEGRATED FLAME SCREEN AND EMBER BED

Living Style (B.V.I.) Lim...

1. A flame simulating assembly for providing an image of flames in fluctuating light, comprising:a light source;
an imaging wall above said light source;
a rotating flicker rod having a plurality of flicker elements disposed in the path of the light source;
a contoured one-piece enclosure surrounding at least a portion of the flicker rod,
said contoured enclosure including a simulated ember portion above the flicker rod and forward of an axis of rotation of the flicker rod and a flame screen portion above the flicker rod and rearward of the axis of rotation of the flicker rod;
the flicker rod configured and arranged to intermittently reflect light onto the simulated fuel bed, creating a glowing effect thereon, and onto the imaging screen, creating a simulated flame thereon.

US Pat. No. 10,711,963

MULTI-CHANNEL FLAME SIMULATION METHOD AND APPARATUS

Polygroup Macau Limited (...

1. A flame simulation method comprising:identifying, by a computing device, a maximum brightness level value and a primary event generation level;
determining, by the computing device and based on the primary event generation level, whether a first event occurred, the first event being generated by a random event generator;
setting, in response to determining that the first event occurred and by the computing device, a secondary event generation level;
adjusting, by the computing device, the secondary event generation level towards a baseline secondary event generation level;
adjusting, by the computing device, a current brightness value of a lighting element of a flame simulation apparatus towards the maximum brightness level value;
determining, by the computing device and based on the secondary event generation level, whether a second event occurred, the second event being generated by a random event generator;
setting, in response to determining that the second event occurred and by the computing device, the current brightness level value of the lighting element to a value less than the maximum brightness level; and
controlling, by the computing device, a brightness level of the lighting element to correspond to the current brightness level value of the lighting element.

US Pat. No. 10,711,954

TANGLE-RESISTANT DECORATIVE LIGHTING ASSEMBLY

Willis Electric Co., Ltd....

1. A rectangular, tangle-resistant decorative net light assembly, comprising:a power plug at a first corner of the decorative net light assembly and configured to provide power to the net light assembly from an external power source;
a power receptacle at a second corner of the decorative net light assembly and in electrical communication with the power plug, the second corner being opposite to the first corner along a length of the decorative net light assembly;
a first plurality of lamp assemblies electrically connected to one another in electrical series;
a first plurality of 22 AWG reinforced intermediate wires electrically connecting the first plurality of lamp assemblies, each of the first plurality of 22 AWG reinforced intermediate wires electrically connecting a pair of the first plurality of lamp assemblies, the first plurality of 22 AWG reinforced intermediate wires connected to the plurality of lamp assemblies forming a first plurality of rows of the plurality of 22 AWG reinforced intermediate wires connected to the first plurality of lamp assemblies, each row of the plurality of 22 AWG reinforced intermediate wires extending in a widthwise direction from one side of the rectangular display area to an opposite side of the rectangular display area, each of the plurality of 22 AWG reinforced intermediate wires including an internal reinforcing strand, none of the plurality of 22 AWG reinforced intermediate wires having an external reinforcing strand or other reinforcing structure, such that the 22 AWG reinforced intermediate wires are resistant to tangling;
one or more mechanical-connection cords, each of the one or more mechanical-connection cords mechanically connected to lamp assemblies of a row of the plurality of lamp assemblies.

US Pat. No. 10,711,951

LED LIGHT BULB WITH CURVED FILAMENT

ZHEJIANG SUPER LIGHTING E...

1. An LED light bulb, comprising:a bulb shell;
a bulb base connected with the bulb shell;
two conductive supports disposed in the bulb shell;
a stem extending from the bulb base to inside of the bulb shell; and
an LED filament comprising:
a plurality of LED chips arranged in an array along an elongated direction of the LED filament; and
two conductive electrodes respectively disposed at two ends of the LED filament and connected to the LED chips, wherein the two conductive electrodes are respectively connected to the two conductive supports;
wherein the LED filament is curled;
wherein a top view of the LED light bulb is presented in a two dimensional coordinate system defining four quadrants with a X-axis crossing the stem, a Y-axis crossing the stem, and an origin; while a side view of the LED light bulb is presented in another two dimensional coordinate system defining four quadrants with a Y?-axis aligned with the stem, a X?-axis crossing the Y?-axis, and an origin;
wherein a length of a portion of the LED filament in the first quadrant in the top view is substantially equal to that of a portion of the LED filament in the second quadrant in the top view, and a length of a portion of the LED filament in the first quadrant in the side view is substantially equal to that of a portion of the LED filament in the second quadrant in the side view.

US Pat. No. 10,711,949

ARRANGEMENT OF AN UNMANNED AND REMOTELY OPERATED PRODUCTION FACILITY

1. An arrangement of an unmanned and remotely operated production facility, the arrangement comprising:a wellhead platform including a wellhead assembly having a X-mas tree and a wellhead-assembly outlet point (A);
a flowline starting from the wellhead-assembly outlet point (A) from the X-mas tree and transporting hydrocarbon fluids produced from a well via the wellhead assembly to consecutive process equipment, and further on to a destination via a transport pipeline;
wherein said transport pipeline starts at a point B located at a level lower than the wellhead outlet point A;
wherein at least one of the process equipment and a pipeline section is located at a higher level than the wellhead-assembly outlet point A or the transport pipeline starting point B so that the hydrocarbon fluids drain back to the X-mas tree or drain downstream to the transport pipeline at least in part via valves and associated piping arranged with the respective process equipment along the flowline; and
wherein the associated piping is not in the flowline.

US Pat. No. 10,711,948

ROTARY INTRODUCER

Sparc Systems Limited, (...

1. A rotary introducer configured for introducing a trackable element and/or contaminant on or into a flow path of a food-transit system without adjusting a flowrate, the rotary introducer comprising:an inlet configured for receiving a trackable element and/or contaminant;
an outlet which is positioned radially inwardly of the inlet and which is communicable with a food-transit conduit to discharge the trackable element and/or contaminant thereinto;
a rotatable driving member having a first device-contact surface which is movable between a driving-member start position at or adjacent to the inlet and a driving-member stop position; and
a rotatable drivable member having a second device-contact surface which is movable between a drivable-member start position at or adjacent to the inlet and a drivable-member stop position at or adjacent to the outlet;
the driving-member start position and the drivable-member start position being angularly displaced from each other;
the driving-member stop position and drivable-member stop position being coincident;
the first and second device-contact surfaces opposing each other and defining a volume-adjustable device cavity;
wherein, in a trackable-element receiving condition, the inlet is open to receive a trackable element and/or contaminant in the device cavity due to the first and second device-contact surfaces being at the angularly displaced driving-member and drivable-member start positions respectively, and the outlet is closed by at least one of the driving and drivable members; and
in a trackable-element discharge condition, the outlet is open with the second device-contact surface being at the drivable-member stop position and the first device-contact surface being urged towards the driving-member stop position such that a trackable-element discharge force is directed radially inwardly through the outlet to discharge the trackable element and/or contaminant from the device cavity, thus enabling the first device-contact surface to continue to the driving-member stop position causing the outlet to close.

US Pat. No. 10,711,947

DEVICE FOR SUPPLYING PRESSURIZED FLUID

1. A device for supplying pressurized fluid, comprising:at least one pressurized fluid reservoir comprising an orifice connected to a first valve, the first valve housing an internal fluid circuit fitted with at least one shut-off member,
a second valve mechanically and detachably connected to the first valve, the second valve comprising an internal circuit for the transfer of pressurized fluid when the second valve is in the position to be coupled to the first valve, and
a residual-pressure valve configured to prevent the at least one pressurized fluid reservoir from emptying fully below a determined pressure threshold when the at least one shut-off member is open, wherein the residual-pressure valve is situated in the second valve,
the internal circuit of the second valve being fluidically connected to the internal circuit of the first valve,
the second valve comprising a mobile actuating member configured to open the at least one shut-off member of the first valve,
the second valve further comprising a control member that is mobile and configured to command the movement of the actuating member and command the opening or non-opening of the shut-off member of the first valve.

US Pat. No. 10,711,946

COMBUSTIBLE GAS SUPPLY UNIT AND HYDROGEN STATION

Kobe Steel, Ltd., Hyogo ...

1. A combustible gas supply unit installed on premises of a facility for supplying combustible gas as a fuel, the combustible gas supply unit comprising:a high pressure gas facility for handling the combustible gas which is compressed; and
a housing provided with a high pressure gas handling area containing the high pressure gas facility, wherein
the housing includes a plurality of side plates forming the high pressure gas handling area, and
one of the plurality of side plates is substantially composed of a partitioning wall member that resists an impact of an explosion of the combustible gas, and has a thickness larger than a thickness of the others of the plurality of side plates.

US Pat. No. 10,711,945

TRANSPORT CONTAINER

Linde Aktiengesellschaft,...

1. A transport container for helium comprising:an inner container for receiving the helium,
a coolant container for receiving a cryogenic liquid,
an outer container in which the inner container and the coolant container are accommodated, and
a thermal shield which is actively coolable with aid of the cryogenic liquid,
wherein the thermal shield has a tubular base portion in which the inner container is accommodated, and a cover portion which closes off the base portion at an end face and which is arranged between the inner container and the coolant container,
wherein an intermediate space, in which the cover portion of the thermal shield is arranged, is provided between the inner container and the coolant container,
wherein the thermal shield has at least one cooling line for actively cooling the thermal shield, in which line the cryogenic liquid is receivable, and at least a portion of the at least one cooling line has a gradient with respect to a horizontal, and
said container further comprises a phase separator for separating a gaseous phase of the cryogenic liquid from a liquid phase of the cryogenic liquid, wherein the at least one cooling line is arranged such that said at least one portion of the at least one cooling line has a positive gradient in the direction of the phase separator.

US Pat. No. 10,711,944

GREASE GUN CARTRIDGE CONSTRUCTION

1. A viscous fluid reservoir removably attachable to a pump head, the reservoir comprising:a reservoir body having an open first end and an open second end distal from the open first end;
an attachment portion formed adjacent the open first end of the reservoir body, the attachment portion shaped to engage the pump head;
a lip adjacent the open second end of the reservoir body, the lip extending at least partially over the open second end of the reservoir body;
a wiper disc located within the reservoir body, the wiper disc shaped to slidably engage an inner wall of the reservoir body such that the wiper disc separates a column of viscous fluid within the reservoir body from the open second end of the reservoir body, the wiper disc including a first face oriented towards the open second end of the reservoir body and a second face located on an opposite side thereof;
a wall extending from an edge of the wiper disc, wherein an end portion of the wall contacts the lip at the second end of the viscous fluid reservoir when the wiper disc is adjacent the second end, containing the wiper disk within the reservoir;
a resilient seal formed on the wiper disc adjacent to an inner wall of the reservoir body for preventing migration of grease through the wiper disc, the resilient seal protruding from the second face and into the reservoir body;
wherein the wiper disc creates a barrier to substantially separate a column of viscous fluid within the reservoir body from the open second end of the reservoir body; and
wherein a user may press on the wiper disc to urge a column of viscous fluid within the reservoir body towards the open first end and the pump head when the reservoir is attached to the pump head.

US Pat. No. 10,711,927

LONG FERRULE

ELEMENTAL SCIENTIFIC, INC...

1. A ferrule, comprising:a flange; and
an elongated sleeve extending from the flange, the flange and the elongated sleeve defining a bore disposed there through configured to receive a length of flexible tubing, the elongated sleeve configured to hold the length of flexible tubing within the bore via friction, wherein a ratio of a length of the elongated sleeve to an inside diameter of the elongated sleeve ranges from at least approximately ten to at least approximately twenty.

US Pat. No. 10,711,924

FIRE AND SMOKE CONTAINMENT SERVICES TRANSIT UNIT AND AN ASSOCIATED METHOD

Rakman International Pty ...

1. A fire and smoke containment services transit unit including:a casing defining a first opening at a first end, a second opening at a second end and an internal volume intermediate the first and second ends;
an intumescent material housed within the internal volume, the intumescent material being responsive to heat so as to swell within the internal volume;
the internal volume including the intumescent material, and each of the openings, being sized such that at least one service is threadable through the services transit unit without deforming the intumescent material; and
first and second pieces of graphite impregnated foam, the first piece of graphite impregnated foam being shaped so as to form a friction fit within the first opening and the second piece of graphite impregnated foam being shaped so as to form a friction fit within the second opening and wherein each piece of graphite impregnated foam is shapeable to fit around the at least one service;
wherein the casing is constructed from a material having a thermal conductivity of less than 5 watts per meter per Kelvin.

US Pat. No. 10,711,918

DEFLECTOR INTENDED TO GUIDE A LINE AND RELATED GUIDING ASSEMBLY

TECHNIP FRANCE, (FR)

1. A deflector intended to guide a line, the deflector comprising:a support;
an intermediate member pivotally mounted in the support around a first rotation axis;
at least a secondary pivoting member pivotally connected to the intermediate member around a second rotation axis parallel to the first rotation axis;
for each secondary pivoting member, at least a pair of rotating members, each rotating member being connected to the secondary pivoting member;
the deflector comprising, for each rotating member:
a guiding mechanism, for guiding each rotating member in translation with regard to the support along a translation axis non parallel to the first rotation axis; and
a first connecting member pivotally mounted with regards to the secondary pivoting member, the rotating member being rotatably mounted on the first connecting member around a rotating member rotation axis.

US Pat. No. 10,711,914

TILTING ARMATURE VALVE AND METHOD OF PRODUCING THE SAME

KNORR-BREMSE SYSTEME FUER...

1. A tilting armature valve, comprising:a coil element having at least one coil core and a coil arranged radially around the coil core;
an armature mounted on a face side of the armature by a bearing, wherein the armature is movable from a first position to a second position, and wherein the bearing is formed by a bump in a bearing portion of the armature or in the coil element;
a sealing element arranged on the side of the armature facing the coil element or facing away therefrom;
a valve seat having an outlet and an inlet for a fluid, wherein the outlet is closable in a fluid-tight manner by the sealing element in the first position of the armature, wherein the outlet is released in the second position of the armature, and wherein the valve seat is arranged on a side facing the coil element or facing away therefrom with respect to the armature;
wherein the bump is represented by a ball incorporated into the bearing portion of the armature.

US Pat. No. 10,711,902

FLOW DIVIDING VALVE

FUJIKIN INCORPORATED, Os...

1. A flow dividing valve including:a body in which a main passage, an inlet passage that is in communication with the main passage, a first outlet passage that is in communication with the main passage, and a second outlet passage that is in communication with the main passage are formed;
a first seat disposed at a portion of the main passage, the portion leading to the first outlet passage;
a second seat disposed at a portion of the main passage, the portion leading to the second outlet passage;
a first valve element that is brought into contact with and is separated from the first seat to close and open the portion that leads to the first outlet passage, respectively;
a second valve element that is brought into contact with and is separated from the second seat to close and open the portion that leads to the second outlet passage, respectively; and
a valve element movement mechanism that moves either one of the first valve element and the second valve element to an opening side and that moves the other of the first valve element and the second valve element to a closing side in an interlocked manner, wherein
the main passage has two large diameter portions and a small diameter portion located between the large diameter portions, with the inlet passage being in communication with the small diameter portion, the first outlet passage being in communication with one of the large diameter portions, and the second outlet passage being in communication with the other of the large diameter portions, and
the valve element movement mechanism comprises:
a first valve stem that has one end portion to which the first valve element configured to close and open an area between the one of the large diameter portions and the small diameter portion of the main passage is fixed, and that extends along a direction in which the first valve element is closed and opened;
a second valve stem that has one end portion to which the second valve element configured to close and open an area between the other of the large diameter portions and the small diameter portion of the main passage is fixed, and that extends along a direction in which the second valve element is closed and opened;
a first bellows having one end portion that is fixed to a first bellows flange and the other end portion that is fixed to the first valve element;
a second bellows having one end portion that is fixed to a second bellows flange and the other end portion that is fixed to the second valve element;
a frame that is disposed outside the main passage and that is connected to the first valve stem and the second valve stem; and
an actuator configured to move the frame in the directions in which the first valve element and the second valve element are closed and opened,
wherein the flow dividing valve includes a plate that has a through hole through which the first valve stem or the second valve stem is to be inserted and that causes the first bellows flange or the second bellows flange to be pressed against the body, and a seal member is provided between the plate, and the first valve stem or the second valve stem.

US Pat. No. 10,711,891

VEHICLE SPEED-CHANGE SYSTEM

SUZUKI MOTOR CORPORATION,...

1. A vehicle speed-change system comprising the following:a transmission positioned to a rear of a crank shaft of an engine;
a transmission case that retains the transmission;
a shift mechanism that has a shift cam which performs a speed-change operation of the transmission; and
a shift actuator that operates the shift cam,
wherein the transmission comprises a counter shaft positioned to the rear of the crank shaft, and a drive shaft to which rotation of the counter shaft is transmitted,
the shift cam is positioned further to the rear of the crank shaft than the counter shaft, and
the shift actuator is arranged in a rear portion of the transmission case and to a rear of the shift cam,
wherein, in a top surface view of the vehicle, the shift actuator is arranged such that at least a portion of the shift actuator overlaps a swing arm pivot, which serves as a pivot fulcrum of a swing arm that supports a wheel.

US Pat. No. 10,711,878

DRIVE UNIT FOR STRADDLED VEHICLE

YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIK...

1. A drive unit for a straddled vehicle, the drive unit including a vehicle body frame, a seat supported by the vehicle body frame, and the drive unit provided below an upper end of an upper surface of the seat in a vehicle up-down direction and supported by the vehicle body frame, the drive unit comprising:an engine main body unit including a crankshaft;
a transmission unit including an input shaft rotationally driven by the crankshaft and an output shaft rotationally driven by the input shaft; and
a shared lubrication oil supply mechanism including a first booster pump and a second booster pump,
the first booster pump being configured to pressurize shared lubrication oil by which both the engine main body unit and the transmission unit are lubricated,
the second booster pump being driven by rotational force of one of rotational shafts of the engine main body unit and the transmission unit and configured to pressurize a part of the shared lubrication oil which has been pressurized by the first booster pump and has a pressure higher than atmospheric pressure,
the shared lubrication oil supply mechanism supplying high-pressure shared lubrication oil, which is obtained by pressurizing, by the second booster pump, the part of the shared lubrication oil having been pressurized by the first booster pump and having the pressure higher than atmospheric pressure, to at least one of the engine main body unit or the transmission unit,
the shared lubrication oil supply mechanism being configured to supply part of the shared lubrication oil having been pressurized by the first booster pump and having the pressure higher than atmospheric pressure to at least one of the engine main body unit or the transmission unit, without further pressurizing the shared lubrication oil by the second booster pump.

US Pat. No. 10,711,866

TWO-SPEED TRANSMISSION FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLE

AVL Powertrain Engineerin...

1. A two-speed transmission that transfers torque from a motor to a final drive unit, comprising:an input shaft having a first end that connects with the motor and a second end opposite said first end;
an output shaft that connects with the final drive unit;
a planetary gear set selectively coupling said input shaft and said output shaft;
said planetary gear set including a sun gear connected to said input shaft;
said planetary gear set including at least one double step pinion having a first gear and a second gear rotatably fixed with said first gear;
said first gear having a first outer diameter and said second gear having a second outer diameter that is different than said first outer diameter;
said first gear of said at least one double step pinion being meshingly engaged with said sun gear and disposed radially outwardly of said sun gear;
said planetary gear set including a ring gear meshingly engaged with said second gear of said at least one double step pinion and circumscribing said second gear of said at least one double step pinion;
said planetary gear set including a carrier supporting said at least one double step pinion;
a multi-plate wet clutch assembly including a brake fixed to a ground and a clutch;
said brake being connected to said ring gear and providing a first gear ratio by resisting rotation of said ring gear with respect to said ground when said brake is engaged; and
said clutch being connected to said input shaft and providing a second gear ratio by rotatably coupling said input shaft and said carrier when said clutch is engaged,
wherein said carrier of said planetary gear set is connected to both said clutch and said output shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,711,842

ROLLER BEARING SEAL ASSEMBLY AND A COMPONENT THEREOF

Amsted Rail Company, Inc....

1. A rotor of a roller bearing seal assembly for a rail car, the rotor comprising:an annular body having a center axis;
an intermediate annular wall of the annular body;
a radially outer ring of the annular body extending from the intermediate annular wall in a first direction parallel to the center axis, the radially outer ring having a first end;
at least one snap-fit member of the annular body, the at least one snap-fit member including a radially inner ring connected to the intermediate annular wall, the radially inner ring spaced radially inward from the radially outer ring to define a channel therebetween for receiving a portion of a seal case;
the radially inner ring extending along the radially outer ring and having a second end axially even with or beyond the first end of the radially outer ring; and
the at least one snap-fit member being configured to engage a snap-fit member of a slinger of the roller bearing seal assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,711,838

MOBILE-OBJECT-HOLDING TOOL AND MOBILE OBJECT

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

1. A mobile-object-holding tool which is mounted in place of a track body on a mobile object which moves along the track body, wherein:the mobile object includes at least a pair of rolling element load rolling grooves through which a plurality of rolling elements roll,
the mobile-object-holding tool includes
a pair of holding parts which face the pair of rolling element load rolling grooves and hold the plurality of rolling elements,
a biasing linking part which links the pair of holding parts together and biases the pair of holding parts away from each other, and
a deformation regulating part which regulates a mounted contraction amount by which the biasing linking part is capable of contracting after being mounted on the mobile object to a predetermined value or less, and
the biasing linking part is formed of a resin material in which T/H which is an aspect ratio of a cross section of the biasing linking part satisfies a relationship of:
10% when thickness of the biasing linking part is assumed to be T, and a height of the biasing linking part is assumed to be H.

US Pat. No. 10,711,799

PRESSURE EQUALIZER

NUOVO PIGNONE SRL, Flore...

1. An apparatus, comprising:an electric motor comprising a can to separate a stator compartment from a rotor compartment, the stator compartment comprising a stator and cooling oil, and the rotor compartment comprising an electric motor rotor, rotor bearings, and a diverted process gas;
a compressor comprising a rotor connected to the electric motor rotor wherein a part of the compressor's process gas is the diverted process gas diverted through the can of the electric motor; and
a pressure equalizer comprising:
at least one bellow hermetically connected to a housing in order to create a first reservoir of the cooling oil and a second reservoir of the process gas inside the housing and to prevent the mixing of the process gas with the cooling oil inside the housing;
at least one compression spring inside the at least one bellow configured to provide compression on the first reservoir such that the cooling oil pressure in the first reservoir is greater than the process gas pressure in the second reservoir;
a first connection arranged from the first reservoir to the electric motor stator compartment outside of the can of the electric motor and configured to apply the cooling oil pressure against one side of the at least one bellow in the pressure equalizer; and
a second connection arranged from the second reservoir to the process gas inside of the can of the electric motor and configured to apply the process gas pressure against an opposite side of the at least one bellow in the pressure equalizer to produce a desired differential pressure between the cooling oil and the process gas,
wherein the process gas cannot come into contact with the electric motor stator.

US Pat. No. 10,711,796

MULTISTAGE CENTRIFUGAL COMPRESSOR

NUOVO PIGNONE SRL, Flore...

1. A multistage centrifugal compressor comprising:a casing;
a shaft rotatingly supported in the casing by at least a first bearing and a second bearing;
at least one in-between-bearing impeller mounted on the shaft between the first bearing and the second bearing;
an overhung impeller mounted at one end of the shaft;
a first diaphragm arrangement located in the casing, comprising a return channel assembly with a plurality of stationary return channel blades, defining a plurality of return vanes for redirecting compressed gas from an exit location of the overhung impeller to an inlet location of the in-between-bearings impeller; and
an inlet plenum in the casing;
wherein the first diaphragm arrangement houses one of the first bearing and second bearing, and
wherein at least one lubrication oil duct for the bearing housed in the first diaphragm arrangement is provided through the first diaphragm arrangement, the at least one lubrication oil duct extending through at least one of the respective stationary return channel blades.

US Pat. No. 10,711,789

MOTOR-COMPRESSOR WITH STAGE IMPELLERS INTEGRATED IN THE MOTOR-ROTORS

NUOVO PIGNONE SRL, Flore...

1. A motor-compressor comprising:a casing;
at least one compressor stage arranged in the casing, the at least one compressor stage comprising:
an impeller arranged for rotation in the casing around a rotation axis and comprising a plurality of blades arranged around the rotation axis;
an embedded electric motor comprised of a motor stator and a motor rotor, wherein the motor stator circumferentially surrounds the impeller, and the motor rotor is integral with the impeller, and
a diffuser arrangement positioned radially between the plurality of blades and the motor rotor; and
a stationary component attached to the casing, wherein the stationary component is arranged upstream and downstream of the at least one compressor stage to support axially the at least one compressor stage.

US Pat. No. 10,711,776

RECIPROCATING COMPRESSORS HAVING TIMING VALVES AND RELATED METHODS

NUOVO PIGNONE SPA, Flore...

1. A reciprocating compressor, comprising:a chamber inside which a fluid entering the chamber via a suction valve is compressed, and the compressed fluid is evacuated from the chamber via a discharge valve;
a timing valve located between the chamber and a volume of fluid having a relief pressure that is lower than a pressure inside the chamber when the timing valve is opened;
an actuator configured to actuate the timing valve; and
a controller configured to control the actuator to open the timing valve during an expansion phase of a compression cycle and close the timing valve when the relief pressure becomes equal to the pressure inside the chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,711,753

INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. An internal combustion engine comprising:two intake openings facing a combustion chamber, and opened and closed by intake valves;
exhaust openings facing the combustion chamber, and opened and closed by exhaust valves;
a fuel injector having a plurality of nozzle holes; and
mask parts having wall surfaces extending along outer edges of the intake openings toward the inside of the combustion chamber at the opposite sides to the exhaust opening sides,
wherein the fuel injector is arranged so that the nozzle holes are positioned between the two intake openings at the opposite sides to the exhaust opening sides from the intake openings,
the plurality of nozzle holes include a first nozzle hole, among the plurality of nozzle holes, injecting fuel in a direction with the smallest angle from a plane perpendicular to the axial direction of the cylinder, and
the wall surfaces are formed so that a height in a first nozzle hole ejection region positioned in a range of injection of a fuel spray from the first nozzle hole, when viewed in the axial direction of the cylinder, is lower than a height in regions other than the first nozzle hole ejection region.

US Pat. No. 10,711,720

CONTROL SYSTEM FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A control system for an internal combustion engine including a first exhaust catalyst that is a three-way catalyst disposed in an exhaust path of the internal combustion engine, a second exhaust catalyst that is a three-way catalyst disposed in the exhaust path on a downstream side of the first exhaust catalyst, and a motor configured to drive the internal combustion engine, the control system comprisingan electronic control unit configured to:
when operation of the internal combustion engine is stopped, stop fuel injection to the internal combustion engine and then, execute motoring in which the internal combustion engine is rotationally driven using drive power of the motor; and
execute the motoring in a range in which an oxygen occlusion amount of the first exhaust catalyst becomes an oxygen occlusion amount smaller than an upper limit oxygen occlusion amount of the first exhaust catalyst.

US Pat. No. 10,711,694

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DE-ICING A GAS TURBINE ENGINE

PowerPHASE LLC, Jupiter,...

1. A system for providing power augmentation and deicing to a gas turbine engine comprising:an auxiliary multi-stage compressor external to the gas turbine engine;
a fueled engine coupled to the multi-stage compressor;
a recuperator in fluid communication with the multi-stage compressor and the fueled engine;
an auxiliary control valve for regulating a flow of compressed air from the recuperator and to a series of air pipes, the series of air pipes in fluid communication with a compressor discharge region of the gas turbine engine and an inlet filter housing of the gas turbine engine;
wherein the fueled engine drives the multi-stage compressor to produce a source of compressed air which is heated in the recuperator by exhaust from the fueled engine such that heated compressed air is provided to at least one of a compressor discharge region of the gas turbine engine for power augmentation and to an inlet filter housing for deicing of an inlet region of the gas turbine engine.

US Pat. No. 10,711,677

EXHAUST AFTERTREATMENT SYSTEM HAVING MIXER ASSEMBLY

Tenneco Automotive Operat...

1. A mixer assembly for mixing an injected reductant with an exhaust gas output from a combustion engine, comprising:a tubular housing including a reductant inlet, an exhaust gas inlet and an exhaust gas outlet, the tubular housing defining a longitudinal axis along which the exhaust enters the housing;
a diversion plate positioned within the housing downstream of the exhaust gas inlet and the reductant inlet and being intersected by the longitudinal axis, the diversion plate urging a first portion of the exhaust gas in a first transverse direction and a second portion of the exhaust gas in a second and opposite transverse direction, wherein the first and second portions of the exhaust gas are urged toward the reductant inlet; and
a mixing plate positioned within the housing immediately downstream of the diversion plate, the mixing plate including a surface shaped to swirl the exhaust gas and the reductant about an axis extending parallel to the longitudinal axis.

US Pat. No. 10,711,669

INSIDE-OUT ROTATING COALESCER WITH GAS EXIT THROUGH HOLLOW SHAFT

CUMMINS FILTRATION IP, IN...

1. A rotating coalescer comprising:a housing comprising:
a first housing section having a blowby gas inlet structured to receive crankcase blowby gases from a crankcase; and
an oil outlet;
an endcap;
filter media arranged in a cylindrical shape, the filter media coupled to and positioned between the first housing section and the endcap, the filter media structured to receive unfiltered crankcase blowby gases from radially inside the filter media with respect to a central axis and filter the crankcase blowby gases passing radially through the filter media via inner and outer surfaces of the filter media by coalescing and separating oils and aerosols contained in the crankcase blowby gases;
a hollow shaft extending through the housing and positioned radially inside of the filter media, the hollow shaft forming a blowby gas outlet structured to route the crankcase blowby gases filtered after radially passing through the filter media via the inner and outer surfaces of the filter media out of the housing; and
a drive mechanism operatively coupled to the hollow shaft, the drive mechanism structured to rotate the hollow shaft and the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,711,663

VALVE DRIVE FOR AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

Mahle International GmbH,...

1. A valve drive of an internal combustion engine, the valve drive comprising:a camshaft including at least one first cam non-rotatably coupled on the camshaft and a second cam arranged axially adjacent to the at least one first cam relative to the camshaft, the second cam structured as an exhaust cam and the at least one first cam structured as a brake cam, the at least one first cam having a reduced cam lift relative to the second cam;
at least one cam follower configured to be drive-connected to the at least one first cam when in a first position and to be drive-connected to the second cam when in a second position;
wherein the at least one cam follower is connected to an exhaust valve of the internal combustion engine via a rocker;
wherein a hydraulic actuating element is disposed on one of the rocker and a valve bridge of the exhaust valve, the hydraulic actuating element including a plunger configured to be adjusted between an extended position and a retracted position;
wherein the hydraulic actuating element is operatively connected to the brake cam providing a braking stroke when the plunger is in the extended position; and
wherein the hydraulic actuating element is operatively disconnected from the brake cam providing a cylinder cutout when the plunger is in the retracted position.

US Pat. No. 10,711,662

SYSTEM COMPRISING A PUMPING ASSEMBLY OPERATIVELY CONNECTED TO A VALVE ACTUATION MOTION SOURCE OR VALVE TRAIN COMPONENT

JACOBS VEHICLE SYSTEMS, I...

1. A system for supplying hydraulic fluid in an internal combustion engine comprising at least one engine valve operatively connected to a valve actuation motion source via a valve train, the system comprising:a pumping assembly disposed within a housing, wherein the housing is a rocker arm or a valve bridge, the pumping assembly comprising a pumping piston bore formed in and integral to the housing and a pumping piston disposed in the pumping piston bore;
a hydraulic circuit disposed within the housing, in fluid communication with the pumping piston bore, and comprising a supply pressure hydraulic fluid input and an increased pressure hydraulic fluid output, wherein the increased pressure hydraulic fluid output does not directly convey valve actuation motions to the at least one engine valve;
a one-way valve disposed within the hydraulic circuit between the supply pressure hydraulic fluid input and the pumping assembly, and configured to prevent fluid flow from the hydraulic circuit toward the supply pressure hydraulic fluid input; and
a source of pumping motions operatively connected to the pumping assembly, wherein the pumping motions applied to the pumping assembly cause the pumping assembly to transmit hydraulic fluid received via the supply pressure hydraulic fluid input to the increased pressure hydraulic fluid output.

US Pat. No. 10,711,641

COMPRESSOR WITH A THERMAL SHIELD AND METHODS OF OPERATION

NUOVO PIGNONE SRL, Flore...

1. A gas compressor comprising:a casing with a gas inlet and a gas outlet;
a compressor bundle arranged in the casing;
a thermal shield arranged between the compressor bundle and the casing and configured to reduce heat transfer from a gas flow processed through the gas compressor to the casing;
a discharge duct comprising a thermal insulating arrangement configured to reduce heat transfer from the gas flow to an inner surface of the discharge duct;
a volute configured to collect and deliver a compressed gas towards the gas outlet; and
at least a first thermal shield arranged between the volute and the casing.

US Pat. No. 10,711,640

COOLED COOLING AIR TO BLADE OUTER AIR SEAL PASSING THROUGH A STATIC VANE

Raytheon Technologies Cor...

1. A gas turbine engine comprising:a compressor section, a combustor, and a turbine section;
said turbine section including a high pressure turbine first stage blade having an outer tip, and a blade outer air seal positioned radially outwardly of said outer tip;
a tap for tapping air having been compressed by said compressor, said tapped air being passed through a heat exchanger; and
there being a vane section having vanes downstream of said combustor, but upstream of said first stage blade, and said air downstream of said heat exchanger passing radially inwardly of said combustor, along an axial length of said combustor, and then radially outwardly through a hollow chamber in said vanes, and then across said blade outer air seal, to cool said blade outer air seal;
wherein said vane section includes a plurality of vanes, with some of said vanes being static and other vanes being variable pitch; and
wherein said air passing to cool said blade outer air seal passes through said static vanes, but does not pass through said variable pitch vanes.

US Pat. No. 10,711,631

TURBINE ENGINE WITH GUIDE VANES FORWARD OF ITS FAN BLADES

Raytheon Technologies Cor...

10. A turbine engine comprising:a nacelle with a bypass flowpath;
a pusher fan rotor rotatable about an axial centerline of the turbine engine, the pusher fan rotor including a plurality of fan blades within the bypass flowpath, and the pusher fan rotor configured to propel air axially aft out of the bypass flowpath along the axial centerline; and
a plurality of guide vanes within the bypass flowpath and configured to direct the air to the pusher fan rotor;
a turbine engine core including a compressor rotor, a combustor and a turbine rotor, the combustor arranged axially forward of the pusher fan rotor along the axial centerline; and
a free turbine rotor aft of the turbine engine core and connected to the pusher fan rotor through a shaft;
wherein a portion of the bypass flowpath, within which the plurality of fan blades are arranged, is configured fluidly in parallel with a core flowpath into which the compressor rotor, the turbine rotor and the free turbine rotor extend;
wherein the plurality of guide vanes are pitched in a substantially equal but opposite direction from the fan blades; and
wherein the plurality of guide vanes structurally tie the nacelle and the turbine engine core together to transfer radial, axial and/or tangential loads between the nacelle and the turbine engine core.

US Pat. No. 10,711,601

SYSTEM AND METHOD TO AUTOMATE DATA ACQUISITION IN A WIRELESS TELEMETRY SYSTEM

SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY C...

1. A method of acquiring data in a wireless telemetry network that includes a plurality of wireless communication nodes in communication with a data acquisition system and with equipment that observes a parameter of interest, the method comprising:storing, in a wireless communication node of the telemetry network, a produced data set that corresponds to observations of a parameter of interest by equipment that is in communication with the telemetry network;
defining communication characteristics associated with the telemetry network; and
based on the communication characteristics, adapting acquisition of an actual data set from the produced data, wherein the actual data set is a subset of the produced data set.

US Pat. No. 10,711,599

ELECTROACOUSTIC PUMP-DOWN SENSOR

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A method comprising:pumping a sensor device along with a pumping fluid down a pipe disposed inside a borehole, the sensor device comprising a housing comprising one or more flow baffles at least partially dissolvable being configured to measure at least one downhole parameter and transmit an acoustic signal encoding the at least one measured downhole parameter to an optical fiber disposed in an annular space around the pipe;
interrogating the optical fiber to measure an optical signal perturbed by the acoustic signal; and
analyzing the optical signal to determine therefrom the measured parameter and a location of the sensor device.

US Pat. No. 10,711,588

SYSTEMS AND APPARATUSES FOR SEPARATING WELLBORE FLUIDS AND SOLIDS DURING PRODUCTION

Heal Systems LP, Calgary...

12. Parts for assembly to produce a flow diverter configured for disposition within a wellbore, comprising:an insert-receiving part comprising:
a reservoir fluid receiver;
a gas-depleted reservoir fluid discharge communicator;
a passageway extending from the reservoir fluid receiver to the gas-depleted reservoir fluid discharge communicator;
a reservoir fluid discharge communicator disposed in fluid communication with the passageway; and
a gas-depleted reservoir fluid receiver disposed in fluid communication with the passageway; and
a flow diverter-effecting insert configured for insertion within the passageway; wherein the insert-receiving part and the flow diverter-effecting insert are co-operatively configured such that:
reservoir fluid flow, that is received by the reservoir fluid receiver, is conducted to the reservoir fluid discharge communicator for discharging, via the reservoir fluid discharge communicator, externally of the flow diverter, such that while the reservoir fluid flow is disposed externally of the flow diverter, gaseous material is separated from the discharged reservoir fluid flow within the wellbore and externally of the flow diverter in response to at least buoyancy forces, such that a gas-depleted reservoir fluid flow is obtained, received by the gas-depleted reservoir fluid receiver, and conducted to the gas-depleted reservoir fluid discharge communicator, for discharging via the gas-depleted reservoir fluid discharge communicator;
while the flow diverter-effecting insert is disposed within the passageway of the insert-receiving part.

US Pat. No. 10,711,578

UMBILICAL END TERMINATION

TECHNIP FRANCE, (FR)

1. An umbilical end termination comprising one end to fit at an end of a subsea umbilical; a functional transfer end opposite the one end; and a cavity located between the one end and the functional transfer end; a plurality of functional elements from the umbilical including at least one fluid line extending into the cavity, and the functional transfer end to transfer the functionality of the plurality of functional elements in the umbilical to a next apparatus, device or installation, wherein the umbilical end termination includes within the cavity a pressure boosting system in line with the at least one fluid line in the cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,711,537

SELF-INSTALLING CONDUCTOR GUIDE SUPPORT FRAME SYSTEM AND METHOD

TECHNIP FRANCE, Courbevo...

1. A method of deploying a self-installing offshore platform at a site, comprising:floating the offshore platform to a site, the offshore platform having a hull, a plurality of jack-up legs coupled to the hull, and a conductor guide support frame assembly slidably coupled to the hull, the assembly having a structural frame and at least one conductor guide coupled to the structural frame;
lowering the jack-up legs to be supported by a foundation that is configured to rest on a seabed;
raising the hull above a mean sea level with the jack-up legs;
lowering the conductor guide support frame assembly to a fixed elevation relative to the hull;
suspending the conductor guide support frame assembly at a predetermined height from the hull;
inserting a conductor through the conductor guide; and
extending the conductor to be coupled to the seabed at a fixed elevation relative to the conductor guide support frame.

US Pat. No. 10,711,512

GLAZED ELEMENT WITH IMPROVED TIGHTNESS

AGC GLASS EUROPE, Louvai...

1. A glazed element for a building comprising a fixed frame, at least one gasket Ga and at least one frameless inwardly openable casement,wherein
the casement comprises a multiple glazing comprising an external glass pane configured to face an exterior of the building comprising at least one thermally treated glass sheet,
the gasket Ga extends along a periphery of the casement and is located between an external face of the glass pane and the fixed frame,
the glass pane has an overall bow on a bottom edge of the glass pane of at most 3.0 mm/m, measured according to EN 1863-1:2011, and
the gasket Ga is such that the gasket Ga is in continuous contact with the bottom edge of the glass pane and a portion of the fixed frame contiguous to the bottom edge of the glass pane, when the glazed element is in a closed position.

US Pat. No. 10,711,431

CLAMP IMPLEMENT FOR EXCAVATOR

CLARK EQUIPMENT COMPANY, ...

1. A power machine comprising:a frame;
a lift arm structure coupled to the frame, the lift arm structure configured to have a first implement rotatably coupled to the lift arm structure;
a tilt actuator coupled to the lift arm structure and configured to control orientation of the first implement relative to the lift arm structure;
a second actuator coupled to the lift arm structure and configured to control orientation of a second implement relative to the lift arm structure and relative to the first implement;
a tilt position input device configured to be manipulated by an operator and to responsively provide tilt control signals indicative of an operator's intention to control the orientation of the first implement relative to the lift arm structure;
a mode control input device configured to be manipulated by an operator to provide a mode selection input to select a mode of operation for controlling the tilt actuator and the second actuator responsive to actuation of the tilt position input device;
a controller coupled to the tilt position input device and the mode control input device, wherein the controller is configured to determine a selected mode of operation based upon signals received from the mode selection input, the controller configured such that when the selected mode of operation is a first mode of operation only the tilt actuator is controlled responsive to the tilt control signals from the tilt position input device such that the first implement moves independently of the second implement, and such that when the selected mode of operation is a second mode of operation both the tilt actuator and the second actuator are controlled responsive to the tilt control signals from the tilt position input device such that the second implement follows motion of the first implement.

US Pat. No. 10,711,203

HYDROCARBON PYROLYSIS

ExxonMobil Chemical Paten...

1. A hydrocarbon pyrolysis process, the process comprising:(a) providing a feed comprising ?1 wt. % of C2+ hydrocarbon;
(b) providing an elongated flow-through reactor having (i) an internal volume which includes first and second regions, opposed first and second openings in fluidic communication with the internal volume, wherein the first and second openings are separated by a reactor length (LR), and (ii) a first channeled thermal mass located in the first region, the first channeled thermal mass having an open frontal area ?55% and comprising a refractory, wherein the first channeled thermal mass includes:
(A) a first aperture, the first aperture being proximate to the first opening and in fluidic communication with the first opening,
(B) at least one internal channel in fluidic communication with the first aperture, and
(C) a second aperture, the second aperture being in fluidic communication with the first aperture via a flowpath L1 through the channel, L1 being ?0.1*LR;
(c) heating the first channeled thermal mass;
(d) establishing a flow of the feed into the channel toward the second aperture at a flow rate ?0.01 kg/s by introducing the feed through the first opening and through the first aperture;
(e) pyrolysing the feed flow's C2+ hydrocarbon in the channel under pyrolysis conditions during a pyrolysis time interval tP of at least one second which begins at a first time t1 and ends at a second time t2 which cools the first channeled thermal mass and produces a flow of a pyrolysis product comprising molecular hydrogen and C2+ olefin, wherein the pyrolysis conditions include:
(i) a conversion ?50 wt. %,
(ii) a first gas temperature profile at t1 which increases substantially monotonically from a first temperature (T1) proximate to the first aperture to a second temperature (T2) proximate to the second aperture, with T2 being in the range of from 800° C. to 1400° C., and
(iii) a second gas temperature profile at t2 which exhibits a temperature T3 proximate to the first aperture and a temperature T4 proximate to the second aperture, wherein T3 is ?T1 and T4 is in the range of from T2 to (T2?100° C.); and
(f) during tP, conducting the flow of the pyrolysis product into the second region of the internal volume via the second aperture, and away from the reactor via the second opening.

US Pat. No. 10,711,202

PROCESS AND APPARATUS FOR PRODUCING PETROLEUM PRODUCTS

RES POLYFLOW LLC, Chagri...

1. A reactor apparatus comprising:a pyrolytic reactor vessel for producing petroleum gas products from a feedstock;
wherein the free volume of said reactor vessel is at least about 60%;
an outer shroud that substantially surrounds said reactor vessel;
a plurality of heat input sources that, independently, are capable of forming a plurality of heat exchange mediums that are located along the horizontal length of said reactor;
one or more inner walls for forming at least two fluid channels, said inner walls extending between said outer shroud and said reactor vessel and defining at least a first heated fluid channel of a first heated reactor zone and a second heated fluid channel of a second heated reactor zone, said heated reactor zones being capable of pyrolyzing at least about 82% by weight of said feedstock into said gas products;
wherein said at least one heated reactor zone has a gas product conduit so that said gas products formed in said reactor zone can be collected from said heated reactor zone of said pyrolytic reactor vessel, and
wherein said reactor vessel does not rotate.

US Pat. No. 10,711,188

PROCESS FOR PRODUCING QUANTUM DOTS HAVING BROADENED OPTICAL EMISSION

Raytheon Company, Waltha...

1. A process for producing quantum dots having a broadened optical emission, the process comprising the steps of:forming a plurality of cores comprising a first semiconductor material; and
coating each core with a shell comprising a second semiconductor material by introducing a solution containing second semiconductor material precursors in a coordinating solvent into a suspension of the cores,
wherein the mixture of the solution containing the second semiconductor material precursors in the coordinating solvent and the suspension of the cores is heated to an elevated temperature and mixed for a period of time sufficient to cause diffusion of the respective shells into the respective cores to form the quantum dots, such that the respective quantum dots have an emission peak in the range of 800 nm to 1,000 nm.

US Pat. No. 10,711,160

SLURRY COMPOSITIONS FOR POLISHING A METAL LAYER AND METHODS FOR FABRICATING SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICES USING THE SAME

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A slurry composition for polishing a metal layer, the slurry composition comprising:polishing particles including a metal oxide;
an oxidizer including hydrogen peroxide; anda first polishing regulator including at least one selected from a group consisting of phosphate, phosphite, hypophosphite, and metaphosphate, wherein a content of the first polishing regulator is 1 wt % to 6 wt % with respect to 100 wt % of the slurry composition for polishing the metal layer,wherein a content of the oxidizer is 0.01 wt % to 0.09 wt % with respect to 100 wt % of the slurry composition for polishing the metal layer.

US Pat. No. 10,711,091

LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY...

6. A method for producing an electron-transporting layer, comprisinga step of doping an electron-transporting material whose LUMO level is ?3.0 eV or more with a heterocyclic compound whose SOMO level is ?2.2 to ?1.5 eV, wherein
the LUMO level of the electron-transporting material is smaller than the SOMO level of the heterocyclic compound,
the heterocyclic compound is a compound represented by the formula (1-A), and

wherein
A1 represents an oxygen atom, a sulfur atom, —NR5— or —PR5—; two A1 are the same as or different from each other, and at least one A1 is —NR5— or —PR5—;
R3 represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, a cycloalkyl group, an aryl group, an alkoxy group, a cycloalkoxy group, an aryloxy group, an alkylsulfenyl group, a cycloalkylsulfenyl group, an arylsulfenyl group, a monovalent heterocyclic group, a halogen atom or a disubstituted amino group; —CH2— in these groups is optionally substituted by an oxygen atom, a sulfur atom, —NR5— or —C(?O)O—, and a portion or the whole of hydrogen atoms in these groups is optionally replaced with a halogen atom, provided that adjacent two —CH2— are not substituted at the same time; two R3 are the same or different and are optionally bonded to each other to form a ring, and a substituent is optionally bonded onto the ring;
R5 represents an alkyl group, a cycloalkyl group, an aryl group or a monovalent heterocyclic group; —CH2— in these groups is optionally substituted by an oxygen atom, a sulfur atom, —NR8— or —C(?O)O—, and a portion or the whole of hydrogen atoms in these groups is optionally replaced with a halogen atom, provided that adjacent two —CH2— are not substituted at the same time; when a plurality of R5 are present, the plurality of R5 are the same as or different from each other;
R8 represents an alkyl group, a cycloalkyl group, an aryl group or a monovalent heterocyclic group; a portion or the whole of hydrogen atoms in these groups is optionally replaced with a halogen atom; when a plurality of R8 are present, the plurality of R8 are the same as or different from each other; and
R11 represents an alkyl group, a cycloalkyl group, an aryl group, an alkoxy group, a cycloalkoxy group, an aryloxy group, an alkylsulfenyl group, a cycloalkylsulfenyl group, an arylsulfenyl group, a monovalent heterocyclic group or a disubstituted amino group; —CH2— in these groups is optionally substituted by an oxygen atom, a sulfur atom, —NR5— or —C(?O)O—, and a portion or the whole of hydrogen atoms in these groups is optionally replaced with a halogen atom, provided that adjacent two —CH2— are not substituted at the same time; and
wherein the electron-transporting material comprises a compound selected from the group consisting of:
(i) a polymer compound having a constitutional unit represented by the formula (ET-1):

wherein
nE1 represents an integer of 1 or larger;
ArE1 represents an aromatic hydrocarbon group or a heterocyclic group, and these groups optionally have a substituent other than RE1;
RE1 represents an alkyl group, a cycloalkyl group, an aryl group, an alkoxy group, a cycloalkoxy group, an aryloxy group, a monovalent heterocyclic group, or a group represented by the formula: —RE2(—X1)m1; when a plurality of RE1 are present, the plurality of RE1 are the same as or different from each other;
X1 represents a monovalent group containing a heteroatom; when a plurality of X1 are present, the plurality of X1 are the same as or different from each other;
RE2 represents a direct bond or an (m1+1)-valent group; and
m1 represents an integer of 1 or larger; and
(ii) a compound represented by the formula (H-1):

wherein
ArH1, ArH2 and LH1 each represent an aromatic hydrocarbon group or a heterocyclic group;
LH2 represents a group represented by —N(-LH2-RH2)—;
LH21 represents a single bond, an arylene group or a divalent heterocyclic group, and these groups optionally have a substituent;
RH21 represents a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group, a cycloalkyl group, an aryl group or a monovalent heterocyclic group, and these groups optionally have a substituent;
when a plurality of LH1 are present, the plurality of LH1 are the same as or different from each other; when a plurality of LH2 are present, the plurality of LH2 are the same as or different from each other; and
nH1, nH2 and nH3 represent an integer of 0 or larger.

US Pat. No. 10,711,037

CHEMICAL AND BIOCHEMICAL ADDUCTS AS BIOMARKERS FOR ORGANOPHOSPHATE EXPOSURE

Human Biomolecular Resear...

1. A compound having the structure of Formula I:OP-Peptide-Linker-CP  (I)
or a salt thereof, wherein
OP represents the structure of
corresponding to that of a reactive organic phosphorous compound covalently modifying a tyrosine residue hydroxyl group of the peptide of Formula I, wherein P is in the Sp or Rp configuration, or a mixture thereof;R is optionally substituted alkyl, optionally substituted cycloalkyl, optionally substituted aryl, optionally substituted heteroaryl, or optionally substituted amino;
R? is optionally substituted alkyl, optionally substituted cycloalkyl or optionally substituted aryl;
X is oxygen or sulfur;
Peptide is a partial sequence of amino acids of a serum albumin protein comprising a tyrosine residue hydroxyl group that is modified by the reactive organic phosphorous compound to have the OP structure, wherein the total number of amino acid residues in the sequence ranges from 7 to 41;
Linker is an amino acid residue or a residue from another bifunctional residue capable of covalently linking an OP-peptide to a CP of formula I; and
CP is a carrier protein wherein the carrier protein is suitable for display of haptens for generation of antibodies selective and specific for an OP-peptide.

US Pat. No. 10,711,030

PROCESS FOR THE PREPARATION OF ALLOPREGNANOLONE

FARMABIOS S.P.S., Gropel...

1. A method for the purification of allopregnanolone of formula (I)comprising crystallizing allopregnanolone from acetonitrile.

US Pat. No. 10,711,026

SPINOSYN DERIVATIVES AS INSECTICIDES

AgriMetis, LLC, Luthervi...

1. A spinosyn compound of the following formula:
or a salt thereof, wherein:
is a single bond or a double bond;
A is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, substituted or unsubstituted carbonyl, substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted heterocycloalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted aryl, and substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryl;
B is selected from the group consisting of substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted heterocycloalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted aryl, and substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryl;
C is O or NH;
R1 is C1-C6 alkyl or C1-C6 aryl; and
X1, X2, and X3 are each independently selected from O, S, N, NR, and CR, wherein each R is independently selected from hydrogen, hydroxyl, substituted or unsubstituted amino, substituted or unsubstituted thio, substituted or unsubstituted alkoxy, substituted or unsubstituted aryloxy, substituted or unsubstituted alkyl, substituted or unsubstituted alkenyl, substituted or unsubstituted alkynyl, substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkenyl, substituted or unsubstituted heterocycloalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted heterocycloalkenyl, substituted or unsubstituted aryl, and substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryl, wherein the ring including X1, X2, and X3 is aromatic;
wherein when X1 and X2 are selected from NR and CR, the R groups of X1 and X2 optionally combine to form a substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkenyl, substituted or unsubstituted heterocycloalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted heterocycloalkenyl, substituted or unsubstituted aryl, or substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryl; and
wherein when X2 and X3 are selected from NR and CR the R groups of X2 and X3 optionally combine to form a substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted cycloalkenyl, substituted or unsubstituted heterocycloalkyl, substituted or unsubstituted heterocycloalkenyl, substituted or unsubstituted aryl, or substituted or unsubstituted heteroaryl.

US Pat. No. 10,711,018

PROCESS FOR PREPARING TRIS[3-(ALKYLDIALKOXYSILYL)PROPYL]ISOCYANURATES

Evonik Operations GmbH, ...

1. A process for preparing a tris[3-(alkyldialkoxysilyl)propyl]isocyanurate of the formula:
comprising the following steps:
(A) preparing a mixture comprising at least one carboxylic acid, a platinum catalyst and 1,3,5-triallyl-1,3,5-triazine-2,4,6(1H,3H,5H)-trione of the formula:

(B) heating the mixture prepared in step (A) to a temperature in the range of 40° C.-140° C.;
(C) adding a hydrosilane of the formula:

to the mixture prepared in step (B);
(D) adding at least one alcohol to the mixture prepared in step (C); and
(E) isolating the tris[3-(alkyldialkoxysilyl)propyl]isocyanurate of the formula above.

US Pat. No. 10,710,992

SUBSTITUTED PYRIDINONES AS BROMODOMAIN INHIBITORS

Zenith Epigenetics Ltd., ...

1. A compound of Formula I:
or a stereoisomer, tautomer, or pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein:
A is selected from
each of which is optionally substituted with 1 to 3 groups independently selected from halogen, alkyl (C1-C6), alkoxy (C1-C6), —CF3, and —CN;L is —CH2— or
L may be absent in which case A is connected to X via a covalent bond;
X is —NH—;
R1 and R2 are independently selected from hydrogen and alkyl (C1-C6); and
R3 and R4 are independently selected from alkyl (C1-C6) optionally substituted with halogen and hydroxyl.

US Pat. No. 10,710,958

CARBAMOYL PHENYLALANINOL COMPOUNDS AND USES THEREOF

Jazz Pharmaceuticals Irel...

1. A method of treating excessive daytime sleepiness or fatigue, in a subject in need thereof, comprising administering to the subject a compound of Formula I:whereinR is optionally substituted lower alkyl of 1 to 8 carbon atoms, halogen, optionally substituted alkoxy containing 1 to 3 carbon atoms, nitro, hydroxy, cyano, trifluoromethyl, or optionally substituted thioalkoxy containing 1 to 3 carbon atoms;x is an integer of 0 to 3, with the proviso that R may be the same or different when x is 2 or 3;R1, R2, and R3 are independently hydrogen, optionally substituted lower alkyl of 1 to 8 carbon atoms, optionally substituted aryl, optionally substituted arylalkyl, or optionally substituted cycloalkyl of 3 to 7 carbon atoms; orR2 and R3 can he joined to form a 5 to 7-membered heterocycle optionally substituted with a member selected from the group consisting of alkyl and aryl groups, wherein the heterocycle can comprise 1 to 2 nitrogen atoms and 0 to 1 oxygen atom, wherein the nitrogen atoms are not directly connected with each other or with the oxygen atom;or a pharmaceuticallly acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,710,860

CLOSURE REMOVAL APPARATUS AND METHOD

BEHR PROCESS CORPORATION,...

21. A method of opening a package, comprising:engaging at least three pry fingers against a lid and a container of a package in at least three locations spaced circumferentially around the package; and
moving free ends of the pry fingers directly against the container and the lid, to pry the lid away from the container, by driving fixed ends of the pry fingers so as to pivot the pry fingers about pivot axes between the fixed and free ends;
wherein the method is carried out using a closure remover to open the package, wherein the closure remover includes:
a frame,
an actuator movable with respect to the frame,
a plurality of kinematic links movably carried between the frame and the actuator and including the pry fingers, which are articulatable, and
a guide coupled to and extending axially away from the frame,
wherein the actuator is translatably carried by the guide and includes a link coupling to which the drive links are pivotably coupled.

US Pat. No. 10,710,827

CONTACT STRIPPER/FEED WHEEL IMPLEMENTATION

Diebold Nixdorf, Incorpor...

1. An apparatus of an automated transaction machine (ATM) to transport a document comprising:a feed wheel adapted to be rotated in a first rotational direction by a first-rotational driver so that the feed wheel moves the document in a forward rectilinear direction;
a feed wheel shaft extending through the feed wheel and defining an axis of rotation of the feed wheel;
a stripping tire adapted to be rotated by the feed wheel to drive the document in the forward rectilinear direction when the first-rotational driver rotates the feed wheel in the first rotational direction, the stripping tire rotated by the feed wheel in a second rotational direction that is opposite to the first rotational direction;
a stripping shaft extending through the stripping tire and defining an axis of rotation of the stripping tire, the axis of rotation of the stripping tire and the axis of rotation of the feed wheel parallel to one another;
a first one-way clutch adapted to transmit rotation of the stripping shaft only when the stripping shaft is rotating in the first rotational direction;
wherein the stripping shaft is adapted to be rotated to move the document in a reverse rectilinear direction that is opposite of the forward rectilinear direction when the feed wheel is not rotated by the first-rotational driver; and
a drag clutch between the first one-way clutch and the stripping tire and adapted to urge the stripping tire to rotate in the first rotational direction to drive the document to move in the reverse rectilinear direction when the stripping shaft rotates in the first rotational direction.

US Pat. No. 10,710,780

CLOSURE FOR A CONTAINER NECK

GCL International S.A.R.L...

1. A closure for a container neck, the closure comprising a body and a cap that removably engages the body;the body comprises a retention member in an operative position for retaining the body on a container neck, wherein the retention member is a clip for engaging an underside of a shoulder of the container neck; and
the body defines a retention member disconnection line that is severable to release the retention member from the operative position, wherein the retention member disconnection line is a line of weakness;
the clip has a base adjoining a support region of the body at a junction; and
the retention member disconnection line extends along the junction between the base of the clip and the support region of the body;
the body comprises a plurality of circumferentially spaced clips, each clip of said plurality of circumferentially spaced clips having a base adjoining the support region of the body at a junction; and
the retention member disconnection line is circumferential and extends along the junction between the base of each clip of said plurality of circumferentially spaced clips and the support region of the body;
wherein said retention member disconnection line is located within a groove.

US Pat. No. 10,710,774

PACKAGING TUBE COMPRISING FLAVOR BARRIER COMPOSITION

Colgate-Palmolive Company...

1. A tube structure for packaging products, comprising:a tube body and a tube closing crimp; and
a tube shoulder and nozzle comprised of a barrier material blend,
wherein the barrier material blend comprises high density polyethylene (HDPE), ethylene vinyl alcohol copolymer (EVOH) and cyclic olefin copolymer (COC), wherein the COC is made from ethylene and norbornene.

US Pat. No. 10,710,766

CAN LID AND BEVERAGE CAN

SHOWA ALUMINUM CAN CORPOR...

1. A can lid comprising:a panel attached to a can barrel, the panel is in the shape of a disk having a center point and a circumference defined by an outer peripheral edge of the panel;
a first score line formed in a U-shape on the panel, the first score line including one end section comprising a first terminating end of the first score line and another end section comprising a second terminating end of the first score line, the first score line defining an inside region enclosed by a concave side of the first score line and a first virtual line, the first virtual line is a straight line extending between the first and second terminating ends of the first score line, and the first score line facilitating breakage of the panel;
a second score line formed on the panel at a position within the inside region, the second score line connected to and extending from the first score line, the second score line having a straight line segment extending inward from the first score line towards a protruding section and a curved segment extending around at least partially around a periphery of the protruding section, and the second score line facilitating breakage of the panel; and
a tab connected to the protruding section, the tab configured to press a portion of the panel at a position within the inside region, the tab configured to cause breakage of the panel along the second score line and the first score line,
wherein the center point of the panel is within the inside region,
wherein at the one end section of the first score line, a curvature that brings the first score line closer to the another end section side of the first score line is imparted, and at the another end section of the first score line, a curvature that brings the first score line closer to the one end section side of the first score line is imparted, and
wherein a center line, which is a straight line passing through both the center point and the protruding section, passes through the first score line at two different positions along the first score line, and also passes through the curved segment of the second score line.

US Pat. No. 10,710,760

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A PACKAGE FOR CIGARETTES

1. A method of producing packs for cigarettes (10), the packs comprising a dimensionally stable outer pack (12) and an inner pack (11) configured in the form of a sealed block and having an inner wrapper (14) made of preferably aroma-tight and moisture-tight, thermally sealable or cold sealable sheet material for wrapping a cigarette group (13) and having an inner collar (46) partially enclosing the cigarette group (13), wherein the inner wrapper (14) has on two mutually opposite narrow surfaces, namely on inner side walls (43, 44), edge closure seams (37, 38) configured as sealing seams in a fin seam configuration and running in the longitudinal orientation of the cigarettes (10), wherein the inner wrapper (14) has a continuous connecting seam (36) that runs transversely to the edge closure seams (37, 38) and that extends over the entire width of the inner wrapper (14), comprising the steps of:applying the edge closure seams (37, 38) and the continuous connecting seam (36) to the inner wrapper (14);
after the edge closure seams (37, 38) and the continuous connecting seam (36) are applied to the inner wrapper (14), venting the inner pack (11) via venting openings (78, 92) by means of pressure being transmitted to at least one surface of the inner pack (11), wherein the venting openings (78, 92) are provided in a region outside of the contents of the inner pack (11), namely outside of a region of the cigarette group (13) and the inner collar (46);
following venting the inner pack (11), closing the venting openings (78, 92) by applying additional sealing seams (96, 97) in the region between a respective one of the edge closure seams (37, 38) and the cigarette group (13), wherein each of the additional sealing seams (96, 97) is positioned offset relative to the respective one of the edge closure seams (37, 38); and
after the additional sealing seams (96, 97) have been applied, severing edge strips (98) comprising the complete regions of the closure seams (37, 38) from the inner pack (11).

US Pat. No. 10,710,750

FLIGHT LINE AIR REFUELING HOSE TOOL KIT

Cobham Mission Systems Da...

1. A refueling hose tool kit for repairing or replacing air refueling hose end fittings on a refueling hose, the tool kit comprising:a. a collapsible work stand including a stand base having first and second ends, a first collapsible vertical post pivotally coupled to the first end, a second collapsible vertical post pivotally coupled to the second end and including a clamp fixture configured to secure the hose end fitting when in a deployed extended orientation, and first and second horizontally extendable collapsible legs pivotally coupled to the second end;
b. a removal adapter ring;
c. a hydraulically powered assembly clamp fixture;
d. a hydraulically powered insert removal tool fixture;
e. a wrench; and
f. a hydraulic pump configured to selectively pressurize the hydraulically powered assembly clamp fixture and the hydraulically powered insert removal tool fixture.

US Pat. No. 10,710,745

ENGINE DRIVEN AIR COMPRESSOR SYSTEM FOR A MOBILE AVIATION SUPPORT CART

VOLTAIRE INCORPORATED, O...

1. An engine-driven compressor system for use in a ground-based aviation support cart, the compressor system comprising:an internal combustion engine;
a first air compressor and a second air compressor providing two stages of air compression along an air flow path;
a heat exchanger provided in the air flow path between the first air compressor and the second air compressor;
a generator configured to convert rotational movement into electric energy;
a transmission driven by the engine and having gears configured to increase a rotational speed output by the engine; and
a discharge port configured to connect to ducting connected to an aircraft to provide pressurized air to the aircraft during ground operations;
wherein the first air compressor, the second air compressor, and the generator are coupled to and driven by the transmission.

US Pat. No. 10,710,743

LANDING LIGHT SYSTEM FOR AIRCRAFT

HONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL I...

1. A landing light system for an aircraft, comprising:a source of airport features data;
a source of navigation data;
a source of an intended travelpath;
a source of aircraft state data;
a source of air traffic control commands;
a landing lights assembly configured to project light; and
a control module comprising a processor and a memory programmed with a landing lights program, the control module operationally coupled to the source of airport features data, the source of navigation data, the source of the flight plan, the source of aircraft state data, and the source of air traffic control commands, the control module configured to execute the landing lights program to:
determine that landing lights in the landing lights assembly are on;
identify each of the following relevant contexts: landing, taxi, and takeoff; and
when in a relevant context,
identify an actual travelpath;
determine whether the actual travelpath matches an intended travelpath;
when the actual travelpath matches the intended travelpath, generate guidance information and begin projecting the guidance information onto a landing surface; and
when the actual travelpath does not match the intended travelpath, generate a guidance alert and begin projecting the guidance alert onto the landing surface.

US Pat. No. 10,710,741

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR AIRSPEED DETERMINATION

Joby Aero, Inc., Santa C...

12. A method for determining airspeed of an aircraft, comprising:determining a rotor model relating a power coefficient of a propeller of the aircraft to an axial inflow velocity through the propeller as a function of a set of rotor operating parameters;
determining the set of rotor operating parameters by sampling an electronic control signal associated with an electric motor actuating the propeller;
computing the axial inflow velocity through the propeller based on the set of rotor operating parameters using the rotor model; and
computing the airspeed based on the axial inflow velocity to generate a first determined airspeed.

US Pat. No. 10,710,738

AUXILIARY POWER UNIT WITH INTERCOOLER

1. An auxiliary power unit for an aircraft, comprising:a compressor;
an intercooler including at least one first conduit in heat exchange relationship with at least one second conduit, the at least one first conduit having an inlet in fluid communication with an outlet of the compressor, the at least one second conduit being configured for circulation of a coolant therethrough;
an engine core including at least one internal combustion engine having at least one combustion chamber of varying volume; and
wherein an outlet of the at least one first conduit of the intercooler is in fluid communication with an inlet of the engine core and with a bleed conduit having an end configured for connection with a pneumatic system of the aircraft, the bleed conduit in fluid communication with the outlet of the at least one first conduit of the intercooler at a location between the intercooler and the inlet of the engine core, the bleed conduit having a bleed air valve selectively opening and closing the fluid communication between the outlet of the at least one first conduit of the intercooler and the end of the bleed conduit configured for connection to the pneumatic system;
wherein the auxiliary power unit is configured to flow compressed air from the intercooler simultaneously to the inlet of the engine core and through the bleed conduit in communication with the pneumatic system of the aircraft.

US Pat. No. 10,710,730

PASSIVE OBOGS TEMPERATURE SUPPLY USING CONDITIONED AVIONICS COOLING

Honeywell International I...

1. A temperature control system in an aircraft, the temperature control system comprising:a primary heat exchanger configured to provide heat exchange between a bleed air from the aircraft and a temperature controlled fluid from avionics in the aircraft to cool the bleed air using the temperature controlled fluid from the avionics,
wherein the temperature controlled fluid circulates from the avionics, to an avionics cooling supply, to the primary heat exchanger, and back to the avionics,
wherein the bleed air exits the primary heat exchanger as supply air for an onboard oxygen generating system (OBOGS),
wherein a temperature range of the temperature controlled fluid overlaps with an OBOGS operable temperature range whereby a temperature difference between a temperature of the bleed air exiting the primary heat exchanger and a temperature of the temperature controlled fluid entering the primary heat exchanger is within a predetermined temperature range, and
wherein the bleed air flows directly from the primary heat exchanger and into the OBOGS without active temperature control of the bleed air between the primary heat exchanger and the OBOGS.

US Pat. No. 10,710,729

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING THE PRESSURE IN AN AIRCRAFT CABIN

Airbus Operations GmbH, ...

1. A method for controlling pressure in an aircraft cabin, the method comprising:during flight operation of an aircraft, controlling an effective flow cross-sectional area of at least one outflow valve to adjust an air flow exiting the aircraft cabin through the outflow valve, such that the pressure within the aircraft cabin is controlled with a predetermined cabin pressure control strategy;
during flight operation of the aircraft, controlling an effective flow cross-sectional area of at least one negative relief valve to adjust an air flow entering the aircraft cabin through the negative relief valve, such that a negative differential pressure between the pressure within the aircraft cabin and an ambient pressure prevailing outside of the aircraft cabin is prevented from exceeding a predetermined threshold value; and
during ground operation of the aircraft, controlling the effective flow cross-sectional area of the at least one negative relief valve, as well as the at least one outflow valve and at least one additional auxiliary valve into a fully open state, to equalize the pressure between the aircraft cabin and the ambient pressure prevailing outside of the aircraft,
wherein the at least one outflow valve comprises an air outflow channel having an acceleration portion,
wherein the acceleration portion of the outflow channel has a longitudinal axis that is substantially parallel to an aircraft skin where air flow from the acceleration portion is discharged, such that a direction of air flow through the acceleration portion of the outflow channel is substantially parallel to a direction of an air flow along an outer surface of the aircraft skin during flight operation of the aircraft,
wherein the acceleration portion of the outflow channel is connected to an external surface of an opening in the aircraft skin, the opening being oriented in a direction that is substantially orthogonal to the direction of the air flow along the outer surface of the aircraft skin at which the opening is formed, and
wherein the air flow exiting the aircraft cabin and entering the acceleration portion of the outflow channel is controlled by a control flap disposed upstream of the acceleration portion, and
wherein the negative relief valve has an opening flap which is controlled either stepwise or continuously.

US Pat. No. 10,710,728

DEVICE FOR DETERMINING AT LEAST ONE OF A DEGREE OF OPENING OF AN AIR OPENING AND A CROSS SECTION OF AN AIR DUCT CONNECTED TO THE OPENING

Airbus Operations GmbH, ...

1. A device for controlling an opening forming an air inlet or air outlet in an outer skin of a vehicle, the device comprising:a multiple-member inlet ramp comprising at least two flexibly coupled members, the multiple-member inlet ramp being configured to vary at least one of a degree of opening of the opening and a cross section of an air duct connected to the opening;
an actuator integrated into a longitudinal plane of at least a first member of the flexibly coupled members of the multiple-member inlet ramp and configured to move the multiple-member inlet ramp into a shape related to at least one of a certain degree of opening and a certain cross section; and
a movement device, which is configured to control a movement of the multiple-member inlet ramp in a transverse direction,
wherein the actuator is configured to change the shape of the multiple-member inlet ramp by expanding and contracting to exert a force on the first member in the longitudinal plane of the first member, and
wherein extension of the actuator causes a lengthening of the multiple-member inlet ramp in a longitudinal direction of the multiple-member inlet ramp, and contraction of the actuator causes a shortening of the multiple-member inlet ramp in the longitudinal direction of the multiple-member inlet ramp.

US Pat. No. 10,710,726

ANTI-TRAUMA APPARATUS FOR THE PROTECTION OF INHABITANTS IN A VOLUME OF A CRAFT AND METHOD OF INSTALLATION THEREOF

ALEXANDRU BALAN, Granite...

1. An anti-trauma device for mounting to a volume for holding passengers, including:an outer hollow cylindrical body connected at one end to a cap and at the other end to an exhaust with a cylindrical valve and cap with a body for moving from a low position to a high position by a fraction of an inch having a series of lateral holes for releasing an expanding chemical solution from inside the hollow body, the hollow body mounted to a wall of a volume for holding passengers;
a cylindrical membrane inside the hollow body for defining a first cavity between the membrane and the exhaust for holding the expanding chemical solution, and a second cavity between the membrane and the cap for holding a pressurized gas; and
a detonator for expanding the pressurized gas found in the second cavity, wherein the expanding chemical solution is a force absorbing compound with quick release capacities.

US Pat. No. 10,710,725

AIRCRAFT RESTRAINT SYSTEMS WITH UNFIXED DEFAULT MODE

Textron Innovations Inc.,...

1. A modal restraint system for an occupant of a seat of an aircraft comprising:a strap feeder unit; and
a strap selectively retractable into and extendable from the strap feeder unit, the strap positionable adjacent to the occupant so as to at least partially dispose the occupant between the strap and the seat;
wherein, the strap feeder unit is adapted to switch between a plurality of modes including an unfixed mode and a fixed mode, the strap extendable from and retractable into the strap feeder unit in the unfixed mode, the strap substantially unextendable from the strap feeder unit in the fixed mode;
wherein, the strap feeder unit is in the unfixed mode by default;
wherein, the strap feeder unit is operable to switch to the fixed mode in response to a precautionary event, thereby reducing freedom of movement of the occupant relative to the seat of the aircraft;
wherein, the aircraft further comprises landing gear and a landing gear sensor configured to detect deployment of the landing gear; and
wherein, the precautionary event further comprises the landing gear sensor detecting deployment of the landing gear, the strap feeder unit switching from the unfixed mode to the fixed mode in response to deployment of the landing gear.

US Pat. No. 10,710,723

TRANSFERRING INFORMATION BETWEEN A VEHICLE BASED USER DEVICE AND A SERVER TO VALIDATE USER INFORMATION BEFORE GRANTING INTERNET ACCESS

Thales Avionics, Inc., I...

1. An entertainment system for an aircraft comprising: a server on the aircraft, wherein the server has an internet protocol address; a communication network that communicatively interconnects the aircraft based server with at least one user device having an onboard internet protocol address mapped to the internet protocol address of the aircraft based server; at least one processor associated with the aircraft based server that is configured to: communicate a request for internet service originating from at least one user device through the communication network to the aircraft based server, wherein the request includes travel information for a user of the least one user device and the onboard internet protocol address of the at least one user device mapped to the internet protocol address of the aircraft based server; communicate the request received from the at least one user device to a ground based server; receive an internet connection authorization decision from the ground based server, wherein the internet connection authorization decision includes the onboard internet protocol address of the at least one user device mapped to the internet protocol address of the aircraft based server; connect the at least one user device having the onboard internet protocol address mapped to the internet protocol address of the aircraft based server to the internet when the internet authorization decision authorizes the connection; and communicate an internet session message for the at least one user device having the onboard internet protocol address mapped to the internet protocol address of the aircraft based server to the ground based server from the aircraft based server.

US Pat. No. 10,710,718

PERSONAL FLIGHT VEHICLE

4525612 CANADA INC., Bro...

1. A personal flight vehicle for a free-standing pilot, comprising:(a) a frame on which the pilot stands, wherein said frame provides a surface area upon which the feet of the pilot are positionable;
(b) a plurality of rotor-based propulsion systems connected to said frame, and wherein said plurality of rotor-based propulsion systems generate a thrust towards a direction substantially perpendicular to a horizontal plane of the vehicle, with said thrust having a sufficient intensity to provide a maneuver of the pilot-embarked vehicle selected from the group consisting of: vertical take-off and landing, flight, and locomotion;
(c) attachments for securing the feet of said pilot, said attachments being configured to keep said pilot attached to said vehicle and wherein the weight of said vehicle is low enough to allow the body movements of said pilot to induce a change in the spatial orientation of said vehicle for the purpose of locomotion;
(d) at least one turbine used as a source of power; and
(e) a plurality of electric motors that are each assembled with at least one dedicated propeller.

US Pat. No. 10,710,717

MULTIROTOR AIRCRAFT AND A METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE MULTIROTOR AIRCRAFT

AUTEL ROBOTICS CO., LTD.,...

1. A multirotor aircraft, comprising:a body and a H-shaped frame, wherein, the body is mounted with a bearing, a first person view camera and a servo mechanism, a end of each arm of the H-shaped frame far away from a lateral shaft thereof is mounted with an actuator assembly, the lateral shaft of the H-shaped frame is connected with the body by the bearing, and the servo mechanism is coupled with the lateral shaft of the H-shaped frame and is configured to control the rotation of the lateral shaft of the H-shaped frame, in order to control the angle between the body and the H-shaped frame: wherein each arm of the H-shaped frame is bent outward.

US Pat. No. 10,710,715

UNMANNED SUPPLY DELIVERY AIRCRAFT

W.Morrison Consulting Gro...

1. An unmanned delivery aircraft comprising:a fuselage;
a lid capable of engaging the fuselage;
a first pivoting wing system connected to the lid;
a second pivoting wing system connected to the lid;
wherein each of the first and second pivoting wing systems fits inside the fuselage when the lid is engaged to the fuselage in a wings-down orientation; and
wherein each of the first and second pivoting wing systems are configured to rotate from a stowed position to a deployed position outside of the fuselage when the lid is engaged to the fuselage in a wings-up orientation.

US Pat. No. 10,710,701

FOLDABLE MULTI-ROTOR UAV

Haoxiang Electric Energy ...

1. A foldable multi-rotor UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle), comprising:a fuselage; and
a plurality of arms, wherein a first end of each of the arms is connected to a side face of the fuselage through a rotating mechanism; a motor and foldable blades connected to the motor are provided on a second end of each of the arms; each of the arms rotate relatively to the fuselage through the rotating mechanism;
wherein the arms comprises a front arm and a rear arm; during a folded state, the rear arm upwardly rotates towards the fuselage for folding, in such a manner that the rear arm is contained at a lower portion of the side face of the fuselage, and the foldable blades on the rear arm are placed between the rear arm and the fuselage; then the front arm upwardly rotates towards the fuselage for folding, in such a manner that the front arm is contained at an upper portion of the side face of the fuselage, and the foldable blades on the front arm are placed between the front arm and the fuselage.

US Pat. No. 10,710,690

POWER SYSTEM FOR A MARINE VEHICLE, COMPRISING A PROPULSION UNIT, A RUDDER BEARING AND FITTINGS

GE Energy Power Conversio...

1. A system for mounting on a marine vehicle, comprisinga propulsion unit,
fittings for fastening the system to a hull element of the vehicle, and
a rudder bearing mechanically connecting the propulsion unit with the fittings, wherein the fittings are designed such that, when the system is mounted on the hull element, a plane of the rudder bearing is inclined at an angle ? with respect to a plane defined by a longitudinal axis and a transverse axis of the marine vehicle, and
wherein the fittings include a spacer in the form of a cylinder trunk comprising a first plane end perpendicular to its axial direction and a second end oblique relative to its axial direction, the spacer being fixed by its second end to the rudder bearing.

US Pat. No. 10,710,688

MARINE PROPELLER

Indigo Power Systems, LLC...

1. A marine propeller comprising:a hub; and
a plurality of blades attached to said hub and configured such that an angle between a chord line at any given radius on said blades and a line that is parallel to a propeller axis of rotation and intersects said chord line, is equal to
tan?1(2?Nr/Vo)-?,where N is the rotational speed of said marine propeller at a specific pre-selected design condition, Vo is the speed of the water entering said marine propeller at said design condition, and a is an angle of attack at said radius r at said design condition, and wherein ? is a constant non-zero value across the span of said blades at said design condition, wherein the selected fixed values for N, Vo, and ? define a specific radial pitch distribution for said marine propeller.

US Pat. No. 10,710,687

UNIDIRECTIONAL TORQUE BOOSTING PROPELLER

1. A propeller device comprising:a main shaft;
a front propeller provided on the main shaft, the front propeller having a hub and a plurality of blades extending radially outwardly from the hub;
a rear propeller being co-axially to and spaced apart from the front propeller backwardly in an axial direction, the rear propeller having a hub and a plurality of blades extending radially outwardly from the hub, wherein an adaptor is coaxial with the main shaft, said adaptor comprising a second shaft for supporting the rear propeller and a plurality of pitched-formed seating surfaces having ramps, the pitched-formed seating surfaces being spaced apart from the second shaft in the axial direction, and the adaptor communicating with a rear side of the front propeller in the axial direction;
a plurality of locking elements resiliently movable in the axial direction, one of said locking elements being in contact with one of said pitched-formed seating surfaces and communicating with the rear propeller.

US Pat. No. 10,710,683

VESSEL

KILOBRAVO LIMITED, Auckl...

1. A vessel comprising:a. a plurality of demi-hulls each having a bow, each bow formed of an inboard wave piercing surface and an outboard wave piercing surface, that meet at a forward edge,
b. a ramp arrangement extending between the demi-hulls,
i. the ramp arrangement having a ramp middle surface and ramp outer surfaces that are angled with respect to the ramp middle surface;
ii. the ramp arrangement being moveable at least between a retracted position and a deployed position in which the ramp arrangement facilitates ingress and egress from the vessel, and
c. a deck extending between the inboard wave piercing surfaces of the demi-hulls, wherein in the retracted position the outer surfaces of the ramp arrangement extend from the ramp middle surface and engage with the demi-hulls so that the ramp outer surfaces form a section of the inner wave-piercing surface of each of the demi-hulls, and the ramp middle surface forms a section of the deck, the ramp arrangement presenting a pathway for ingress and egress from the vessel in the deployed position, where the width of the pathway provided by the ramp arrangement in the deployed position is wider than the deck.

US Pat. No. 10,710,671

HANDLEBAR CONTROLS

EARTH PUNCHED, LLC, Mill...

1. A handlebar control for use with a vehicle operated by a user, the vehicle comprising a handlebar operable to steer the vehicle and at least one brake configured to slow the vehicle when the at least one brake is activated, the handlebar control comprising:a housing configured to be mounted on the handlebar, a housed portion of the handlebar being positioned inside the housing;
an actuator lever comprising a distal portion pivotably mounted about at least one pivot pin inside the housing, the distal portion disposed within an interior of the housing and wrapping partway around the housed portion of the handlebar, the actuator lever being pivotable between actuation and non-actuation positions with respect to the housing; and
a brake actuator configured to activate the at least one brake when actuated, the brake actuator not being actuated when the actuation lever is in the non-actuation position, the brake actuator being positioned to be actuated by the actuator lever when the actuation lever is pivoted manually by the user into the actuation position.

US Pat. No. 10,710,645

VIBRATION DAMPENING SYSTEM FOR A WORK VEHICLE WITH CHASSIS DAMPERS

CNH Industrial America LL...

1. A vibration dampening system for a work vehicle, the system comprising:a chassis frame extending lengthwise between a front end and a rear end and defining opposed first and second sides, the chassis frame including a first sidewall extending lengthwise along the first side between the front and rear ends of the chassis frame, the chassis frame further including a second sidewall extending lengthwise along the second side between the front and rear ends of the chassis frame;
a cab frame supported relative to the chassis frame via a suspension assembly; and
a vibration damper coupled between the opposed first and second sides of the chassis frame, the vibration damper extending lengthwise between a first end coupled to the first sidewall and a second end coupled to the second sidewall, the vibration damper configured to reduce an amount of vibrations being transmitted through the chassis frame to the cab frame via the suspension assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,710,644

BODY FLOOR OF VEHICLE

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A body floor of a vehicle including seat rails having seats mounted thereto, the body floor comprising:a center floor including center side members provided on opposite sides of the center floor, a tunnel member provided between the center side members in forward/rearward directions, and a center cross-member extending so as to allow the center side members to be connected to the tunnel member and having a first seat rail and a second seat rail each mounted to the center cross-member;
a rear floor arranged on a rear of the center floor, the rear floor having a rear side member connected to the center side members and being connected to the tunnel member;
a side reinforcement member provided between the center cross-member and the rear floor so as to cover the center side members and the rear side member, the side reinforcement member extending between the center cross-member and the rear floor so as to allow the center cross-member and the first seat rail to be mounted to the side reinforcement member; and
a center reinforcement member provided between the center cross-member and the rear floor so as to cover the tunnel member, the center reinforcement member extending toward the side reinforcement member so as to allow the center cross-member and the second seat rail to be mounted to the center reinforcement member.

US Pat. No. 10,710,638

VEHICLE LOWER PORTION STRUCTURE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A vehicle lower portion structure comprising:a pair of rocker panels extending along a vehicle front-rear direction, the rocker panels being respectively arranged on both outer sides of a vehicular floor panel in a vehicle width direction; and
an electric power supply device arranged below the floor panel, wherein:
the rocker panel is configured to include an outer portion, an inner portion, and a first shock absorbing portion;
the outer portion is positioned to define an outer wall of the rocker panel in the vehicle width direction;
the inner portion is formed integrally with the outer portion, is positioned inward of the outer portion in the vehicle width direction, and forms a closed sectional portion with the outer portion;
the first shock absorbing portion extends in the vehicle width direction from the outer portion to the inner portion in the closed sectional portion and is disposed to overlap the electric power supply device in vehicle side view
the electric power supply device is a storage battery;
the storage battery is provided with a battery case accommodating a plurality of battery modules;
a first cross member extending along the vehicle width direction is disposed to overlap the first shock absorbing portion in vehicle side view in the battery case;
the first shock absorbing portion is configured to include a first lateral wall extending in the vehicle width direction; and
the first cross member is configured to include a second lateral wall overlapping the first lateral wall extending in the vehicle width direction in vehicle side view.

US Pat. No. 10,710,612

GONDOLA CAR CLEAN-OUT DOOR

JAC OPERATIONS, INC., Ch...

1. A gondola railcar cleanout door configured to be coupled to a side plate of a gondola car adjacent a floor of the gondola car wherein the side plate has an opening therein and the floor has an opening therein, wherein the gondola railcar cleanout door comprises:A frame mountable to the gondola railcar, adjacent the opening in the side plate structure;
A door assembly coupled to the frame and moveable between an open position in which the opening in the floor and the opening in the side plate may be used to clean out the interior of the gondola rail car, and a closed position substantially closing the opening in the side plate and the opening in the floor, wherein the door assembly includes a door side wall member configured to substantially close the opening in the side plate in the closed position and a door floor member configured to substantially close the opening in the floor in the closed position, and wherein the frame includes a pair of rail members configured to guide the door assembly for movement between the open and closed position.

US Pat. No. 10,710,611

VEHICLE CONTROL DEVICE MOUNTED ON VEHICLE AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE VEHICLE

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A control device for a vehicle, comprising:a communication unit configured to communicate with footwear;
a sensing unit configured to sense vehicle-related information and a position of the footwear;
at least one processor; and
a computer-readable medium coupled to the at least one processor having stored thereon instructions which, when executed by the at least one processor, causes the at least one processor to perform operations comprising:
determining, through the sensing unit, the position of the footwear;
obtaining, through the sensing unit, the vehicle-related information;
based on the vehicle-related information, determining a need to accelerate or decelerate the vehicle; and
based on the position of the footwear and the determination of the need to accelerate or decelerate the vehicle, instructing the communication unit to output an alarm through an alarm unit of the footwear,
wherein the determining the need to accelerate or decelerate the vehicle comprises:
determining a situation of the vehicle by:
determining the situation of the vehicle as a first situation based on a determination that the vehicle needs to be accelerated, or
determining the situation of the vehicle as a second situation based on a determination that the vehicle needs to be decelerated,
wherein the instructing the communication unit to output the alarm through the alarm unit of the footwear comprises:
based on the position of the footwear and the determined situation of the vehicle, instructing the communication unit to output the alarm through the alarm unit of the footwear, and
wherein the instructing the communication unit to output the alarm through the alarm unit of the footwear comprises:
determining that (i) the vehicle is in the first situation and the footwear is not positioned on an accelerator pedal of the vehicle or (ii) the vehicle is in the second situation and the footwear is not positioned on a brake pedal of the vehicle; and
based on the determination that (i) the vehicle is in the first situation and the footwear is not positioned on the accelerator pedal of the vehicle or (ii) the vehicle is in the second situation and the footwear is not positioned on the brake pedal of the vehicle, instructing the communication unit to output the alarm through the alarm unit of the footwear.

US Pat. No. 10,710,607

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR IDENTIFYING FIRST ROUTE TO DESTINATION AS INVOLVING LESS HUMAN DRIVING OF VEHICLE THAN SECOND ROUTE TO DESTINATION

Lenovo (Singapore) Pte. L...

1. A first device, comprising:at least one processor; and
storage accessible to the at least one processor and comprising instructions executable by the at least one processor to:
access data associated with at least one road;
based on the data, identify a first route to a destination as involving less manual driving by a human driver than a second route to the destination;
output directions for an autonomous vehicle to follow the first route to the destination; and
present a graphical user interface (GUI) on a display accessible to the at least one processor, the GUI comprising at least a first selector that is selectable by a user to command the first device to switch from outputting directions for the autonomous vehicle to follow the first route to the destination to outputting directions for the autonomous vehicle to follow a third route to the destination, wherein the third route comprises a detour back to at least a portion of the second route to the destination.

US Pat. No. 10,710,605

METHODS AND APPARATUS TO ALTER A VEHICLE OPERATION

1. A method comprising:determining a driving profile to implement on a vehicle;
identifying a set of alterations to current operating parameters of the vehicle based on the driving profile;
determining a subset of the set of alterations that the vehicle is capable of executing based on a set of rules defining an operation of the vehicle;
determining, based on the subset, one of the current operating parameters to change;
generating an instruction for an electronic control unit corresponding to the one of the current operating parameters to change the one of the current operating parameters; and
applying the subset of the set of alterations to the vehicle using the electronic control unit to receive the instruction and transmit control signals to a component of the vehicle to alter the component according to the instruction to change the one of the current operating parameters to implement the driving profile, wherein the component is mechanical, electrical, or both electrical and mechanical.

US Pat. No. 10,710,582

ELECTRIC POWER STEERING DEVICE

NSK LTD., Tokyo (JP)

1. An electric power steering device comprising:a steering wheel;
a steering shaft connected to the steering wheel;
an electric motor connected to the steering shaft and configured to apply a steering assist force to the steering shaft;
a torque sensor configured to detect a steering torque transmitted to the steering shaft;
a position detector configured to acquire a position of a vehicle equipped with the electric power steering device;
a database in which a past steering torque detected by the torque sensor and a past position of the vehicle at a time when the past steering torque is detected are stored in correspondence with each other; and
a controller configured to:
calculate a current command value based on the steering torque;
output a driving current for driving the electric motor based on the current command value;
acquire a current steering torque from the torque sensor;
acquire a current position of the vehicle from the position detector;
read out, from the database, the past steering torque stored in correspondence with the past position wherein the past position is the same as the current position; and
assist operating of steering the steering wheel by a driver based on the current steering torque and the past steering torque read out from the database.

US Pat. No. 10,710,575

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR EXHAUST TUNING VALVE DIAGNOSTICS

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. An engine method, comprising:during unfueled cranking of an engine while the engine is spun in reverse, varying a position of an exhaust tuning valve, and diagnosing the exhaust tuning valve based on an intake air flow at one or more positions of the exhaust tuning valve.

US Pat. No. 10,710,543

CENTRAL PASSENGER AIR BAG

TRW VEHICLE SAFETY SYSTEM...

1. A vehicle occupant safety system for helping to protect front seat occupants of a vehicle in the event of a collision that results in oblique forward occupant movement, comprising:a frontal air bag inflatable between an instrument panel and the front seat vehicle occupant; and
a central air bag inflatable adjacent and inboard of the frontal air bag;
wherein the central air bag is a pillow shaped bag having an elongated configuration with a longitudinal axis that extends obliquely relative to the longitudinal vehicle axis in a direction that is rearward and outboard of the vehicle and toward the frontal air bag so that the central air bag engages the frontal air bag and extends rearward beyond the extent of the frontal air bag;
wherein the frontal air bag is configured and positioned to receive and cushion the vehicle occupant moving in an oblique direction in the vehicle as the result of a vehicle collision, and
wherein the central air bag is configured and positioned to support an inboard portion of the frontal air bag against flattening out in response to receiving the obliquely moving occupant, and to engage the obliquely moving occupant's head and resist rotation of the vehicle occupant's head resulting from moving obliquely into engagement with the frontal air bag.

US Pat. No. 10,710,535

REAR IMPACT GUARD FOR A TANK TRAILER

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

1. A rear impact guard configured to be coupled to a rear end of a vehicle, comprising:first and second bumper support members configured to be coupled to first and second base rails of the vehicle, wherein the first and second bumper support members are spaced from one another along a width of the vehicle;
a horizontal bumper mounted to lower ends of the first and second bumper support members;
first and second angled support members coupled at first ends to the first and second bumper support members and coupled at second ends to the first and second base rails forwardly of the first and second bumper support members and forming a substantially hollow triangular member; and
first and second braces positioned within the first and second base rails and coupled thereto, wherein at least a portion of each of the first and second braces is located above the second ends of the first and second angled supports.

US Pat. No. 10,710,522

DIAGNOSTIC METHODS AND APPARATUSES IN VEHICLE NETWORK

Hyundai Motor Company, S...

1. A diagnostic method performed by a gateway in a vehicle network, wherein the gateway comprises a controller and a physical (PHY) layer which manages ports and is connected to the controller, the diagnostic method comprising:receiving, by the PHY layer, a diagnostic request message from an external diagnostic apparatus connected to a first port;
receiving, by the controller, the diagnostic request message from the PHY layer when a security authentication is required for the diagnostic request message,
receiving, by the controller, a security authentication request message and information on a service time during which a diagnostic service is performed from the external diagnostic apparatus;
verifying, by the controller, the security authentication request message;
activating, by the PHY layer, a port of the PHY layer connected to a target communication node to be diagnosed among the ports, under control of the controller in the service time, when verification of the security authentication request message is completed; and
deactivating, by the PHY layer, the port connected to the target communication node under control of the controller when the service time expires,
wherein a message exchange between the external diagnostic apparatus and the target communication node is restricted by the deactivation of the port connected to the target communication node.

US Pat. No. 10,710,513

CAMERA DEVICE AND MOTOR VEHICLE THEREWITH

1. A camera device for a motor vehicle with a vehicle body having a cavity, comprises:a camera module, comprising:
a camera module body having at least one aperture;
at least one sensor adapted to detect electromagnetic radiation of a spectral range and being arranged within the module body such that electromagnetic radiation is capable of reaching the sensor in response to passing the aperture; and
at least one optical element mounted to substantially cover, fill or close the aperture;
a deployment system adapted to move the camera module between a retracted state, in which at least the optical element is arranged within the cavity of the vehicle body with the outer surface of the camera module body being generally flush with the exterior of the vehicle body, and a deployed state, in which the camera sensor is operable and at least the optical element protrudes from the vehicle body;
a cleaning means for cleaning the optical element at least during movement of the camera module between the retracted state and the deployed state; and
a heater in thermal contact with the optical element.

US Pat. No. 10,710,507

CAM-DRIVEN TOGGLE SWITCH FOR MIRROR ASSEMBLY

GENTEX CORPORATION, Zeel...

1. A rearview mirror for a vehicle, comprising:a substrate having a reflective surface thereon; and
an actuation mechanism coupled with the substrate, including:
a mounting plate rotatably coupled with the substrate about a first axis at a first end thereof and having a first pin extending outwardly from a side of the mounting plate along a second axis extending in a direction parallel with the first axis and spaced apart therefrom; and
a toggle unit positionally fixed with respect to the substrate and rotatable between first and second positions about a third axis parallel with the first and second axes, the toggle unit including a first cam body defining a first track having a first end at a first distance from the third axis and a second end at a second distance from the third axis that is greater than the first distance, the first pin of the mounting plate being slidably engaged with the first track.

US Pat. No. 10,710,479

OCCUPANT COMFORT SYSTEM

Faurecia Automotive Seati...

1. An occupant support for use in a vehicle, the occupant support comprisinga seat base adapted to couple with the vehicle for movement with the vehicle,
a seat coupled with the seat base for movement with the seat base, the seat including a seat bottom and a seat back, the seat bottom having a first lateral side, a second lateral side spaced apart from the first lateral side, a fore end, and an aft end spaced apart from the fore end, the seat back arranged to extend upwardly and away from the aft end of the seat bottom, and the seat bottom and seat back cooperate to define a support surface adapted to support an occupant of the occupant support thereon, and
motion-sickness mitigation means for facilitating relative movement between the support surface of the seat and the seat base in response to an acceleration acting on the seat base to reduce at least one of lateral acceleration and fore-and-aft acceleration of the occupant during acceleration of the seat base so that motion sickness experienced by the occupant is minimized.

US Pat. No. 10,710,470

VEHICULAR COOLING SYSTEM

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A vehicular cooling system comprising:a battery configured to perform heat exchange with a coolant;
a transmission oil cooler configured to perform heat exchange between the coolant and transmission oil;
a radiator configured to cool the coolant;
a power control unit configured to perform heat exchange with the coolant, and the power control unit being configured to convert direct-current electric power output from the battery into alternating-current electric power;
a coolant passage through which the coolant is supplied to the radiator, the battery, the power control unit, and the transmission oil cooler, the coolant passage including a battery coolant passage, a discharge coolant passage, a first bypass passage, and a switching valve, the battery coolant passage being a passage through which the coolant is supplied from the radiator to the battery, the discharge coolant passage being a passage through which the coolant is supplied to the radiator, the first bypass passage being connected to the battery coolant passage and the discharge coolant passage, the first bypass passage being a passage through which the coolant is supplied from the discharge coolant passage to the battery coolant passage while bypassing the radiator, and the switching valve being configured to switch a pathway of the coolant, between a first pathway through which the coolant is supplied from the discharge coolant passage to the battery coolant passage via the radiator and a second pathway through which the coolant is supplied from the discharge coolant passage to the battery coolant passage via the first bypass passage; and
an electronic control unit configured to control the switching valve such that the switching valve switches the pathway of the coolant to the second pathway at a time of increasing a temperature of the battery.

US Pat. No. 10,710,467

INFORMATION PROVIDING SYSTEM AND METHOD, AND SERVER USED FOR INFORMATION PROVIDING SYSTEM AND METHOD

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A server configured to communicate witha plurality of vehicles each equipped with a power storage device and
a charging station configured to supply electric power,each of the plurality of vehicles being configured toallow charging of the power storage device using electric power from the charging station, and
perform inter-vehicle charging for charging another vehicle using electric power of the power storage device,the server being configured toobtain a congestion degree in the charging station based on information from the charging station,
obtain a destination of each of the plurality of vehicles,
when the charging station is installed as an annex at a destination of a first vehicle included in the plurality of vehicles, and when the congestion degree in the charging station exceeds a threshold value, select at least one of candidate vehicles each permitting the inter-vehicle charging from among vehicles that are included in the plurality of vehicles and that aim at a destination identical to the destination of the first vehicle, and
transmit, to the first vehicle, information about each of the candidate vehicles selected.

US Pat. No. 10,710,400

WHEEL HAVING IMAGE DISPLAY

CITIC Dicastal CO., LTD.,...

1. A wheel for displaying images, the wheel comprising a wheel body and an imaging portion, wherein the wheel body comprises a wheel disc surface, a center flange and a rim, the wheel disc surface comprises spokes, a first end of each spoke of the spokes is connected to the center flange and a second end of each spoke of the spokes is connected to the rim, the center flange comprises a center hole and bolt holes uniformly distributed around the center hole, and the rim extends in a direction perpendicular to the wheel disc surface; the imaging portion comprises a circuit board, connecting wires, a flexible circuit board (FPC), a battery, a decorative cap and decorative lights; the decorative cap comprises a circular cover plate and one or more mounting arms, the circular cover plate is configured to cover the center hole of the center flange, and the one or more mounting arms extend outward along the spokes; the decorative lights comprise light-emitting diode (LED) light bars, and the LED light bars are configured such that beads of the LED light bars are separately controlled to be turned on or off; the circuit board is configured to control the beads of the LED light bars to light or extinguish according to a predetermined time sequence; and the decorative lights, the battery and the circuit board are connected with the FPC into an electrical circuit by the connecting wires.

US Pat. No. 10,710,272

HYBRID MATERIAL AIRFLOW IMPRESSION MOLDS

United Technologies Corpo...

1. A monolithic airflow testing mold suitable for mating with a workpiece, the airflow testing mold comprising:a platform portion formed from a first material having a first Shore A hardness; and
a workpiece mating portion nested within and surrounded by the platform portion, the mating portion comprising:
a support region abutting the platform portion and formed from a second material having a second Shore A hardness; and
a sealing surface positioned above the support region and formed from a third material having a third Shore A hardness, the sealing surface being configured to mate with and extend into a hollow portion of the workpiece;
wherein the first Shore A hardness is greater than at least one of the second and third Shore A hardnesses by at least 10 Shore A points.

US Pat. No. 10,710,160

SHROUDED ROTOR AND A HYBRID ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING PROCESS FOR A SHROUDED ROTOR

Hamilton Sundstrand Corpo...

1. A hybrid additive manufacturing method for creating a shrouded rotor having a hub at a radial center, a shroud at a radial outer side, and vanes extending therebetween, the method comprising:forming a first stage of the shrouded rotor comprising:
depositing material in an axial direction through a first stage of the hub;
machining an outer surface of the first stage of the hub to smooth the outer surface;
depositing material on the first stage of the hub in a radial direction through a first stage of the vanes and the shroud; and
machining all surfaces of the first stage of the vanes and an inner surface of the first stage of the shroud to smooth the surfaces;
forming a second stage of the shrouded rotor comprising:
depositing material on the first stage of the hub in the axial direction through a second stage of the hub;
machining an outer surface of the second stage of the hub to smooth the outer surface;
depositing material on the second stage of the hub in the radial direction through a second stage of the vanes and the shroud; and
machining all surfaces of the second stage of the vanes and an inner surface of the second stage of the shroud to smooth the surfaces.

US Pat. No. 10,710,118

COMPLEX MASS TRAJECTORIES FOR IMPROVED HAPTIC EFFECT

Vibrant Composites Inc., ...

1. A haptic actuator comprising:a shaft, said shaft being supported for rotation about a longitudinal axis thereof;
a pivotal linkage coupled, at a first proximal end thereof, to said shaft and, at a second distal end thereof, to an energy storage mass, such that a rotational acceleration of said shaft about said longitudinal axis is configured to add rotational kinetic energy to said energy storage mass; and
a latch mechanism, said latch mechanism having a first operational state in which said latch mechanism retains said pivotal linkage and said energy storage mass in a first configuration, in which said first configuration said energy storage mass is disposed in relative proximity to said shaft, said latch mechanism having a second operational state in which said latch mechanism releases said pivotal linkage, whereby said pivotal linkage and said energy storage mass transitions to a second configuration, in which said second configuration said energy storage mass is disposed relatively distal to said shaft, said pivotal linkage being adapted and configured to control a motion of said energy storage mass during said transition so as to convert a portion of said rotational kinetic energy to a linear impulse, said linear impulse being oriented generally parallel to said longitudinal axis.

US Pat. No. 10,710,044

TUBULAR AND VESICULAR ARCHITECTURES FORMED FROM POLYMER-LIPID BLENDS AND METHOD FOR FORMING THE SAME

NANYANG TECHNOLOGICAL UNI...

1. A method for forming a composition comprising a vesicle having a bilayer architecture having a tubular geometry comprising a lipid and an amphiphilic block copolymer, wherein the amphiphilic block copolymer is capable of undergoing self-assembly to form an architecture of a spherical geometry, the method comprising:mixing in a pre-determined molar proportion of a solution of the amphiphilic block copolymer with the lipid in an organic solvent, wherein the pre-determined molar proportion of amphiphilic block copolymer to lipid is between 0.15:0.85 and 0.85:0.15;
evaporating the organic solvent after the mixing to obtain a lipid-polymer cake;
desiccating the lipid-polymer cake to obtain a dry thin film;
rehydrating the dry thin film in a hydrating solution to obtain an emulsion; and
allowing the composition to spontaneously self-assemble to the vesicle having the bilayer architecture, wherein the bilayer of the self-assembled vesicle encloses a volume having a tubular geometry in which the inner monolayer of the vesicle is enriched for the lipid and the outer monolayer of the vesicle is enriched for the amphiphilic block copolymer.

US Pat. No. 10,710,014

HIGH TEMPERATURE FILTER ASSEMBLY

CAMFIL AB, Stockholm (SE...

1. High efficiency air filter assembly for high temperature applications comprising:a filter core including a unitary sheet of air-permeable media folded in accordion fashion to form a plurality of side-by-side pleats with zig-zag edges on two opposite sides and flat panels on the other two sides, and a spacer member between opposing walls of successive pleats,
a box-like metal frame enclosing said filter core on four sides in air tight engagement to define an air flow opening extending between upstream and downstream sides of said assembly,
wherein the zig-zag edges of the unitary sheet of air-permeable filter media are sealingly embedded in a solid inorganic sealant composition in the frame;
a compressible heat resistant fibrous material arranged between the solid inorganic sealant composition and the frame and between the flat panel sides and the frame, providing a resilient suspension between said filter core and solid inorganic sealant composition; and
a flexible liner arranged between the solid inorganic sealant composition and the frame, said flexible liner preventing direct contact between the inorganic sealant composition and the frame and providing a resilient contact between the inorganic sealant composition and the frame such that the support frame can expand on heating without subjecting the inorganic sealant composition to mechanical stress.

US Pat. No. 10,709,981

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR THE REAL-TIME GENERATION OF IN-GAME, LOCALLY ACCESSIBLE BARRIER-AWARE HEATMAPS

Activision Publishing, In...

1. A computer-implemented method of applying a blur operation to a heatmap associated with a game map to generate a visually displayable blurred heatmap, said heatmap including a plurality of pixels, wherein at least a portion of the plurality of pixels is associated with one or more values corresponding to one or more game performance metrics of a player, said method comprising:generating a mask representative of a top down image of the game map, wherein the mask defines first areas that are accessible to the player and second areas that are not accessible to the player;
defining a data structure comprised of n×m elements, wherein each of said n×m elements has a weight associated therewith; and
executing the blurring operation on the at least the portion of the plurality of pixels to generate the visually displayable blurred heatmap by:
positioning a first element of the n×m elements on a target pixel of the heatmap;
determining whether the first element is part of the first areas or the second areas of the mask; and
using a value associated with the target pixel and whether the first element is part of the first areas or the second areas of the mask to determine a smoothed value for the first element.

US Pat. No. 10,709,970

ELECTRIC GAMING MACHINES, AND METHODS OF OPERATING ELECTRONIC GAMING MACHINES, CONFIGURED TO ENABLE DISPLAY OF GAME DISPLAY DATA AND ADDITIONAL INFORMATION VIA COMMON VIDEO OUTPUT

Ainsworth Game Technology...

1. A method for operating an electronic gaming machine, the method including:executing a game of chance within a gaming machine computing hardware unit contained in a secure processor box based on input from a user;
defining a primary video display signal within the gaming machine computing hardware unit, wherein the primary video signal is configured to enable rendering of a graphical output representative of the game of chance at a primary display screen of the electronic gaming machine;
defining a plurality of non-display frames within the gaming machine computing hardware unit, wherein the non-display frames are configured to be intercepted by a decoder device of the electronic gaming machine interposed between the gaming machine computing hardware unit and the primary display screen, thereby to enable rendering of additional information at a secondary display screen; and
providing, via a single one-way video output port of the gaming machine computing hardware unit, an output video signal defined by a continuous sequence of video frames including both the primary video display signal and the plurality of non-display frames, wherein the non-display frames are embedded in frames defining the primary video display signal in accordance with a predefined protocol;
such that the primary display screen displays the graphical output representative of the game of chance, but does not provide a visually perceptible rendering of the additional information.

US Pat. No. 10,709,944

DEVICES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS

P Tech, LLC, Effingham, ...

1. A method of training a body part, the method comprising:coupling a muscle stimulus generator to the body part, wherein the muscle stimulus generator is configured to generate a muscle activation stimulus and a muscle relaxation stimulus;
generating a muscle activation stimulus and a muscle relaxation stimulus using the generator, wherein the step of generating the muscle activation stimulus and the muscle relaxation stimulus comprises generating an alternating sequence of muscle activation stimuli and muscle relaxation stimuli; and
transmitting the generated alternating sequence of muscle activation stimuli and muscle relaxation stimuli to an agonist muscle and a corresponding antagonist muscle, respectively, of the body part to alternatingly i) activate the agonist muscle and relax the antagonist muscle and ii) relax the agonist muscle and activate the antagonist muscle.

US Pat. No. 10,709,922

EXERCISE WEIGHT SELECTION DEVICE AND METHOD

HOIST FITNESS SYSTEMS, IN...

1. An exercise machine with an apparatus for selecting an amount of weight to be lifted by a user, comprising:a frame;
a selection arm having a proximal end pivotally connected to the frame;
a support arm having a proximal end pivotally connected to the frame;
a weight connected to the support arm, wherein the support arm rotates as the weight is lifted;
a connector slidably moveable along the selection arm;
a pin arm connected at one end to the connector and at the other end to the support arm, wherein the pin arm is pivotally connected to the support arm; and
a cable member having a first end attached to the selection arm.

US Pat. No. 10,709,918

PREACTION SPRINKLER SYSTEM OPERATION BOOSTER

MARIOFF CORPORATION OY, ...

1. A system comprising:a gas exhaust line;
a valve coupling the gas exhaust line and a pipe;
a control unit configured to generate a command to open and close the valve, the control unit opening the valve to vent gas from the pipe and closing the valve; and
a detection unit coupled to the gas exhaust line and configured to determine that liquid is in the pipe;
wherein the detection unit is configured to transmit a message to the control unit responsive to determining that liquid is in the pipe, and wherein the valve is configured to receive from the control unit a command to close based on the message.

US Pat. No. 10,709,573

EXPANDABLE FUSION DEVICE AND METHOD OF INSTALLATION THEREOF

Globus Medical Inc., Aud...

1. A locking device, of an expandable implant comprising:a housing having an elongated groove;
a fastening device including a head, wherein the head includes an opening and a portion of the opening extends to an outer diameter of the head;
a first ring including a first protuberance extending from a first side, a second protuberance extending from a second side, and a spring tail disposed on an end opposing the first protuberance and the second protuberance, wherein the first ring is operatively connected to the head by positioning the first protuberance within the portion of the opening of the head that extends to the outer diameter of the head; and
a second ring comprising a plurality of recesses, wherein the second protuberance is selectively engageable with at least one of the plurality of recesses,
wherein the spring tail is configured to allow the first ring to translate inside the elongated groove of the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,709,564

KNEE ENDOPROSTHESIS FOR REPLACING AT LEAST PARTS OF THE KNEE JOINT

CeramTec GmbH, Plochinge...

1. A knee endoprosthesis comprising:a femoral component for anchoring on a distal femur, the femoral component having two condylar surfaces including a medial femoral condyle having a spherical articulation surface and a lateral femoral condyle; and
a tibial component for anchoring on a proximal tibia, the tibial component comprising:
a kidney-shaped tibial baseplate having a bone-engaging bottom surface and a stem protruding from said bottom surface, wherein the stem is sized and configured for anchoring in a medullary canal of the proximal tibia;
a medial spherical bearing shell in an upper surface of the tibial baseplate configured to face the femoral component, wherein the medial spherical bearing shell and the tibial baseplate are monolithically-formed, designed in one piece and made of a solidly sintered ceramic, wherein the spherical articulation surface of the medial femoral condyle and the medial spherical bearing shell together form a congruent ball joint; and
a lateral bearing shell provided on the tibial baseplate laterally next to the medial spherical bearing shell, which enables rotation of the femoral component, the lateral bearing shell being formed from several radii in the anterior-posterior direction and not being congruent with the lateral femoral condyle, the lateral bearing shell being an elongated and arcuate inlay that is movable relative to the tibial baseplate,
wherein the medial femoral condyle articulates with the medial spherical bearing shell, and the lateral femoral condyle articulates with the lateral bearing shell,
wherein at least the two condylar surfaces of the femoral component for articulation with the tibial component are made of a solidly sintered ceramic,
wherein the inlay is movable in a groove on the tibial baseplate.

US Pat. No. 10,709,504

CURVED LASER PROBE WITH SINGLE-USE OPTIC FIBER

KATALYST SURGICAL, LLC, ...

1. An instrument comprising:a first transitory connector having a first transitory connector distal end and a first transitory connector proximal end;
a first inner bore of the first transitory connector;
a first inner bore distal taper of the first transitory connector;
a first optic fiber housing of the first transitory connector;
a second transitory connector having a second transitory connector distal end and a second transitory connector proximal end;
a second inner bore of the second transitory connector;
a second inner bore distal taper of the second transitory connector;
a second optic fiber housing of the second transitory connector;
a jacketing having a jacketing distal end and a jacketing proximal end wherein the jacketing distal end is disposed in the first inner bore and wherein the jacketing proximal end is disposed in the second inner bore;
a curved hypodermic tube having a curved hypodermic tube distal end and a curved hypodermic tube proximal end;
an optic fiber having an optic fiber distal end and an optic fiber proximal end, the optic fiber disposed in the jacketing, the first inner bore, the first inner bore distal taper, the first optic fiber housing, the second inner bore, the second inner bore distal taper, and the second optic fiber housing wherein a first portion of the optic fiber is fixed in the first optic fiber housing and a second portion of the optic fiber is fixed in the second optic fiber housing and wherein the optic fiber distal end extends a first distance from the first transitory connector distal end and the optic fiber proximal end extends a second distance from the second transitory connector proximal end and wherein the first distance is equal to the second distance;
a handle facilitating sleeve having a handle facilitating sleeve distal end and a handle facilitating sleeve proximal end;
a transitory connector housing of the handle facilitating sleeve;
a handle facilitating sleeve inner bore of the handle facilitating sleeve; and
wherein the handle facilitating sleeve is manufactured from a material having a first hardness and the optic fiber is manufactured from a material having a second hardness wherein the second hardness is greater than the first hardness.

US Pat. No. 10,709,488

BICEPS TENODESIS DELIVERY TOOLS

1. A tendon anchoring system, comprising:an outer shaft having an inner lumen extending therethrough and a sheath alignment protrusion formed on a distal end thereof;
an inner shaft disposed within the outer shaft and having first and second prongs formed on a distal end thereof, the prongs being movable between an extended position in which the prongs extend distally beyond the distal end of the outer shaft, and a retracted position in which the prongs are retracted into the distal end of the outer shaft, the prongs extending along opposed sides of the sheath alignment protrusion on the outer shaft;
a handle assembly coupled to a proximal end of each of the first and second shafts.

US Pat. No. 10,709,351

MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING APPARATUS, MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING METHOD AND MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING SYSTEM

Canon Medical Systems Cor...

1. A magnetic resonance imaging apparatus, comprising:a display configured to display at least a locator image and a reference image;
an input interface configured to set a region of interest on the locator image displayed on the display; and
processing circuitry configured to
obtain three dimensional data of a subject,
generate the locator image from the three dimensional data and display the locator image on the display,
generate the reference image corresponding to the location of the region of interest and display the reference image on the display,
when the reference image is zoomed in or zoomed out by the input interface, adjust the size of the region of interest being set on the locator image so as to correspond to an area of the reference image, the area being displayed by the display after the reference image has been zoomed in or zoomed out, and,
when the region of interest being set on the locator image is increased or reduced by the input interface, zoom in or zoom out the reference image so as to correspond to the region of interest having been increased or reduced.

US Pat. No. 10,709,326

METHOD FOR THE OPTIMIZED PREDICTION OF THE POSTOPERATIVE ANATOMICAL POSITION OF AN INTRAOCULAR LENS IMPLANTED IN A PSEUDOPHAKIC EYE

Carl Zeiss Meditec AG, J...

1. A method for optimized prediction of actual postoperative lens position (LP post) of an intraocular lens to be implanted in a pseudophakic eye, comprising:using known measurement values including corneal thickness (HHD), anterior chamber depth (VKT), eye length (AL) as well as a distance of a capsular bag equator (KSA) or lens haptic (LH) to an anterior surface of the lens (LV) for calculation; andincluding in the calculation at least one of an anatomical, postoperative position (LP an-post) of the intraocular lens (L) to be implanted, a diameter of the capsular bag or a diameter of a capsulorhexis.

US Pat. No. 10,709,308

SUPPLY AND/OR DISPOSAL SYSTEM FOR AUTONOMOUS DEEP CLEANER

BISSELL Inc., Grand Rapi...

1. A supply and disposal system, comprising:a toilet forming a docking station for docking an autonomous floor cleaner, the docking station comprising:
a liquid supply system configured to fill a supply tank onboard the autonomous floor cleaner and comprising a supply conduit and a supply coupling configured to couple with a corresponding receiver coupling on the autonomous floor cleaner;
a disposal system configured to empty a recovery tank onboard the autonomous floor cleaner and comprising a waste receiver coupling configured to couple with a corresponding waste disposal coupling on the autonomous floor cleaner; and
a charging system configured to recharge the autonomous floor cleaner;
wherein the docking station is configured to be fluidly coupled to a plumbing infrastructure, and to fill the supply tank and to empty the recovery tank via the plumbing infrastructure.

US Pat. No. 10,709,294

DOSING DEVICE FOR A FILTER HOLDER OF AN ESPRESSO COFFEE MACHINE AND DOSING METHOD IMPLEMENTED WITH SUCH A DEVICE

Gruppo Cimbali S.p.A., B...

1. A dosing device for dispensing predetermined doses of ground coffee into a filter holder of an espresso coffee machine, comprising:a grinder of roasted coffee granules positioned on a support base,
a discharge conduit of ground coffee coming from said grinder,
a discharge opening at an end of said conduit,
a station, in said support base, for positioning the filter holder in which a dose of ground coffee is fed,
a body provided with of a plurality of compartments wherein the volume of each compartment is equal or greater than to a respective predetermined dose of ground coffee, each compartment being provided with a top, with a relative opening, and a bottom, the bottom being provided with members for opening and closing thereof, said body being displaceable between a first position in which the top of one of the compartments is open and positioned at said opening of the discharge conduit of ground coffee and a second position in which the bottom of one of the compartments is positioned above said station of the filter holder, there being provided a body actuator configured to carry out displacements of said body provided with compartments, and a bottom opening actuator configured to actuate said members for opening and closing the bottom of the compartment when the compartment is in the position above the station of the filter holder.

US Pat. No. 10,709,251

PORTABLE SEAT CUSHION WITH SELF-CONTAINED HEAT SOURCE

1. A portable seat cushion especially designed, configured and adapted to incorporate at least one self-contained heat generator wherein said cushion comprises a cushion body, at least one heat generator carrier, at least one ventilation conduit and a cushion cover wherein:the cushion body includes a top, bottom, front, rear, left side and right side surfaces, the cushion body also including at least one heat generator pocket especially designed, shaped and configured as a recessed area running from an opening formed at the top surface of the cushion towards the bottom surface of the cushion, said recess having a shape and dimensions especially configured to enable the heat generator pocket to receive and contain the at least one heat generator carrier, the cushion body also including at least one ventilation conduit aperture formed within the cushion body, the conduit aperture having a length and a diameter and running from an opening formed within the a side wall of the heat generator pocket and running thence to an opening located on one of the side surfaces of the cushion body, the diameter and length of the at least one ventilation conduit aperture enabling retentive placement therein of the at least one ventilation conduit;
the at least one heat generator carrier having a bottom section, rear side wall, front side wall, right side wall, left side wall and a top cover, the top cover being configured and adapted to open so as to expose an interior of the caddy for placement and removal therein of a heat generator and to close down into a locking position so as to firmly hold the heat generator within the interior of the caddy, each of the side walls of the caddy, as well as the top cover including therein ventilation apertures enabling gaseous exchange of air, combustion gases and heat generated by such combustion to flow in and out of the carrier during use, the at least one ventilation apertures formed within the walls of the carrier being advantageously formed so as to allow receipt and securing therein of the at least one ventilation conduits, each of said ventilation conduits including a ventilation conduit therein;
the at least one ventilation conduit being shaped as hollow tube having a central bore, an open proximal and distal end, said openings being continuous with the central bore of the ventilation conduit, the ventilation conduit demonstrating a diameter and length enabling secured placement within and engagement by the at least one ventilation aperture formed within the cushion body wherein, upon placement of the at least one ventilation conduit within the at least one ventilation aperture, a pathway enabling flow of air into, and combustion air from a heat generator contained within a heat generator carrier within the heat generator pocket is provided; and
the seat cushion cover including an opening for each of the at least one ventilation conduits as well as an opening enabling access to each of the at least one heat generator pockets and heat generator carriers placed therewithin.

US Pat. No. 10,709,237

CANTILEVER SHELVING SYSTEM

INTERMETRO INDUSTRIES COR...

1. A cantilever shelving system of the type that is freestanding on a floor surface, the cantilever shelving system comprising:a frame comprising a plurality of laterally-spaced support members extending along a vertical axis;
a plurality of base supports adapted to engage the floor surface extending generally orthogonal to the vertical axis, wherein each of the plurality of base supports is connected to a corresponding one of the plurality of support members;
at least one cantilever shelf support mounted a corresponding one of the plurality of support members, the cantilever shelf support comprising an elongated portion extending generally orthogonal to the vertical axis having a side wall and a pair of vertical slots in the side wall;
a shelf support fitting removably attached to the cantilever shelf support at the slots;
a shelf engaging the shelf support fitting; and
a wedge member disposed between the side wall of the cantilever shelf support and the shelf support fitting, the wedge member preventing the shelf support fitting from detaching from the cantilever shelf support.

US Pat. No. 10,709,222

HAIR ACCESSORY AND METHOD OF STYLING HAIR

Riot Accessories Ltd., C...

1. A hair accessory comprising:a closed-loop band comprising a single continuous uninterrupted ductile metallic member defining a closed opening for receiving a bundle of hair, the single continuous uninterrupted ductile metallic member having a consistent major dimension face corresponding to a width of the ductile metallic member, and a minor dimension face corresponding to a thickness of the ductile metallic member, the width of the major dimension face being greater than the thickness of the minor dimension face, the single continuous uninterrupted ductile metallic member enveloped by and fixedly attached within at least one backing member along a length of the single continuous uninterrupted ductile metallic member, the band defining an opening, wherein an exterior surface of the backing member completely defines the opening of the band and provides a continuous surface area for engaging with hair of a wearer,
wherein the band is adapted to be transitioned from a first configuration to a second configuration by applying pressure to opposing sides of the band with a thumb and forefinger,
in the first configuration, the band defines an opening defined by the single continuous uninterrupted ductile metallic member and the backing member for receiving a bundle of hair, and
in the second configuration, the single continuous uninterrupted ductile metallic member is crimped in a generally U-shaped form about the bundle of hair to hold the fixedly attached backing member of the band about the bundle of hair.

US Pat. No. 10,709,076

SMART CABINET FOR HOME GARDENING

TREANT PROTECTOR PTE. LTD...

1. A smart cabinet for home gardening, comprising:a top section comprising a controller circuit, a water tank, and at least one nutrient solution tanks;
a middle section comprising a plurality of plant growing drawers arranged vertically;
a bottom section comprising a plurality of water-nutrient solution mixture containers and a valve/pump network arranged so as said valve/pump network is controlled by said controller circuit to provide a specific water-nutrient solution mixture having a specific water nutrient ratio for growing a specific group of plants in each of said plurality of plant growing drawers;
a lighting system, positioned on a ceiling of each of said plurality of plant growing drawers, capable of providing different type of lights for a photosynthesis process for said specific group of plants in each of said plurality of plant growing drawers;
a plant growing tray, located in each of said plurality of plant growing drawers, having an array of circular openings, each of said array of circular openings containing a sponge pod with a hole formed at a center to store a seed of said specific group of plants;
a nutrient spraying network, positioned below said water tray in each of said plurality of plant growing drawers and in communication with said plurality of water-nutrient solution mixture containers and said valve/pump network, capable of misting said specific water nutrient solution mixture from a bottom of said plant growing tray into roots of said group of specific plants in each of said plurality of plant growing drawers;
a water tray, positioned below and configured to collect said specific water nutrient solution mixture from said water tray;
a water circulation system operable to provide water to said water tray and to collect excess of said specific water nutrient solution mixture from said water tray back to said said plurality of water-nutrient solution mixture chambers; and
an air circulation system capable of circulate different amount of air for said specific group of plants inside each of said plurality of plant growing drawers; wherein said plurality of plant growing drawers further comprises:
a first plant growing drawer configured to grow a first specific group of plants that has a nutrient ratio of 40 Part per million (PPM) and a pH level of 6.0 to 7.0;
a second plant growing drawer configured to grow a second specific group of plants that has a nutrient ratio of 540-1,000 Part per million (PPM) and a pH level of 6.0 to 7.0;
a third plant growing drawer configured to grow a third specific group of plants that has a nutrient ratio of 1,200-1,600 Part per million (PPM) and a pH level of 6.0 to 6.5; and
a fourth plant growing drawer configured to grow a fourth specific group of plants that has a nutrient ratio of 1,700-2,100 Part per million (PPM) and a pH level of 5.5 to 6.5.
US Pat. No. 10,711,215

RENEWABLE DIOXOLANE-BASED GASOLINE-RANGE FUELS AND DIESEL ADDITIVES

The Government of the Uni...

1. A method for converting crude biomass to high octane gasoline-range fuels or diesel fuel additives, consisting of:providing at least one crude biomass source; hydrolyzing said biomass source to produce a sugar solution; fermenting said sugar solution to produce vicinal diols;
dehydrating said vicinal diols with at least one heterogeneous acid catalyst and removing water with a reactive distillation process to produce dioxolanes and other dehydration products including ketones and aldehydes, wherein the dehydrating consists of the vicinal diols and the at least one heterogeneous acid catalyst;
purifying said dioxolanes by phase separating and distilling to produce pure dioxolanes; and
using said pure dioxolanes directly as fuels or blending said pure dioxolanes with petroleum-based or renewable fuels to produce high octane gasoline-range fuels or oxygenated diesel fuels.
US Pat. No. 10,711,264

METHODS AND KITS

Arcis Biotechnology Holdi...

1. A method of detection and identification of one or more microorganism/s in a biological sample comprising the following steps:(a) extracting DNA from the microorganism/s; and
(b) amplifying the extracted DNA and indicating the level of extracted DNA in a quantitative PCR;wherein the quantitative PCR is performed using the primer pair of SEQ ID NOs: 3 and 4 together with the probe of SEQ ID NO: 8.
US Pat. No. 10,709,752

COMPOSITION COMPRISING THE EXTRACT OF HERBS FOR PREVENTING OR TREATING NEURODEGENERATIVE DISORDERS

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

1. A method for treating a neurodegenerative disorder in a subject in need thereof, comprising administering to the subject an effective amount of a pharmaceutical composition comprising (i) an extract of a mixture of Discorea Rhizoma and rhizome of Dioscorea nipponica, wherein the ratio of the Discorea Rhizoma to the rhizome of Dioscorea nipponica is 3.5:1, respectively, in the mixture; and (ii) a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,716,076

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING UPLINK TRANSMIT POWER IN INTER-BASE STATION CARRIER AGGREGATION, BASE STATION, AND DEVICE

Huawei Technologies Co., ...

1. An apparatus comprising:a processor; and
a non-transitory computer-readable storage medium storing a program to be executed by the processor, the program including instructions for:
sending, to a first base station, a first maximum uplink transmit power of a terminal configured for the first base station,
wherein the first maximum uplink transmit power is based on a status of an uplink resource configured by a second base station for the terminal.

US Pat. No. 10,716,075

TRANSMIT POWER CONTROL OF ACCESS POINT WITH ACTIVE SENSOR FEEDBACK

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A system comprising:a processor; and
a memory having instructions stored thereon, wherein execution of the instructions by the processor cause the processor to:
receive an association frame from a network device configured to assess coverage of access points in a campus network having a defined geographic area;
transmit to the network device a first 802.11h TPC (transmit-power control) constraint frame, or an IE/action frame, designating a first power level at which the network device can maximumly transmit subsequent packets to access points in a network, wherein the network device is configured to transmit, following receipt of the first 802.11h TPC constraint frame, or the IE/action frame, a set of probe requests to one or more neighbor access points, wherein each of the set of probe requests is used to determine an associated signal strength with each of the one or more neighbor access points;
receive from the network device a beacon report, or determine from data in the beacon report, a coverage parameter value that is associated with a number, or a percent, of the one or more neighbor access points having exceeded a pre-defined client signal threshold for the first power level defined in the first 802.11h TPC constraint frame;
re-transmit, to the network device, one or more second 802.11h TPC constraint frames designating a set of second power levels at which the network device can maximumly transmit subsequent packets to access points in the network, wherein each of the set of second power levels has a value different from that of the first power level, wherein the one or more second 802.11h TPC constraint frames are re-transmitted until the coverage parameter value crosses a pre-defined coverage threshold or is within a range of coverage; and
transmit at least one of i) parameters in the first or one or more second 802.11h TPC constraint frames, ii) data in the received probe requests, and iii) data in the received beacon reports to at least one of the one or more neighbor access points, wherein the at least one of the i) parameters of the first or one or more second 802.11h TPC constraint frames, ii) the data in the received probe requests, and/or iii) the data in the received beacon reports is used by the one or more neighbor access points to establish a 802.11h TPC constraint frame to send to the network device.

US Pat. No. 10,716,074

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR REPORTING POWER HEADROOM

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for reporting a power headroom in a wireless communication system, the method performed by a wireless device comprising:receiving first downlink control information (DCI) for scheduling a first physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) transmission of a first serving cell;
receiving second DCI for scheduling a second PUSCH transmission of a second serving cell;
computing a power headroom for the first PUSCH transmission; and
reporting the power headroom;
wherein the second PUSCH transmission overlaps with the first PUSCH transmission, and the second DCI is received after the first DCI is received, and
wherein the power headroom for the first PUSCH transmission is computed without considering the second PUSCH transmission.

US Pat. No. 10,716,073

DETERMINATION OF DEVICE PLACEMENT USING POSE ANGLE

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method comprising:connecting, by a mobile device, a voice call for a user of the mobile device, wherein connecting the voice call causes one or more radio frequency transmitters of the mobile device to transmit radio waves at a first transmit power level;
obtaining motion data describing movement of the mobile device;
determining, based on the motion data, an orientation of the mobile device over a period of time, wherein determining the orientation of the mobile device over the period of time comprises:
determining, based on the motion data, an average angle of a vector extending perpendicular to a surface of a display screen of the mobile device with respect to a gravity vector over the period of time, and
determining, based on the motion data, a standard deviation of the angle over the period of time;
determining whether the mobile device is on the user's body or on an inanimate object based on the orientation of the mobile device over the period of time; and
adjusting the first transmit power level based on the determination whether the mobile device is on the user's body or on an inanimate object.

US Pat. No. 10,716,072

CONTROLLING RADIO FREQUENCY (RF) OUTPUT POWER OF ANTENNAS

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. A system for regulating a radio frequency (RF) output power of an antenna, the system comprising:a proximity sensor to detect a presence of a nearby object, wherein the proximity sensor is to generate a detection signal on detecting presence of the nearby object, and wherein the detection signal is indicative of at least one of a state of the proximity sensor and a condition of the proximity sensor;
a physical signal filter unit (PSFU), wherein the PSFU is to:
filter the detection signal; and
generate a control signal based on the filtering, wherein the PSFU comprises:
a first filter circuit to filter the detection signal and generate a first filter output signal;
a logical inverter gate to generate an inverted detection signal based on the detection signal;
a second filter circuit to filter the inverted detection signal and generate a second filter output signal; and
a logical AND gate, communicatively coupled to the first filter circuit and the second filter circuit, to receive the first filter output signal and the second filter output signal, and perform a logical AND operation on the first filter output signal and the second filter output signal to generate the control signal;
a Wireless Wide Area Network (WWAN) controller to control the RF output power of the antenna based on the control signal.

US Pat. No. 10,716,071

DYNAMIC POWER ADJUSTMENT FOR SMALL CELLS

ARRIS Enterprises LLC, S...

1. A radio node, comprising:an antenna; and
an interface circuit, coupled to the antenna, configured to communicate with neighboring radio nodes, wherein the radio node is configured to perform operations comprising:
transmitting, via the interface circuit, a signal using a transmit power;
adjusting the transmit power within a range of values, wherein the adjustment comprises:
reducing the transmit power when a spatial received signal strength indication (RSSI) metric of the radio node is greater than a first threshold value and a coverage criterion is met, wherein the spatial RSSI metric of the radio node corresponds to a set of temporal RSSI metrics of the radio node received from the neighboring radio nodes,
wherein the set of temporal RSSI metrics correspond to RSSI measurements of the radio node at the neighboring radio nodes,
wherein the coverage criterion is that at least a fraction of RSSI measurements of the radio node associated with electronic devices are greater than a second threshold value, and
wherein the electronic devices are communicatively attached with the radio node and the electronic devices are a different type of electronic device from that of the neighboring radio nodes; and
increasing the transmit power when the spatial RSSI metric is less than the first threshold value.

US Pat. No. 10,716,070

POWER SCALING OF UPLINK SIGNALS IN A TRANSMISSION BURST

Ofinno, LLC, Reston, VA ...

1. A method comprising:determining, by a wireless device, a total transmission power for transmission of uplink signals in a subframe of subframes of an uplink transmission burst;
scaling, based on a subframe position of the subframe in the subframes of the uplink transmission burst, a transmission power value of an uplink signal of the uplink signals in response to the total transmission power exceeding a first value so that an updated total transmission power does not exceed the first value; and
transmitting the uplink signal in the subframe and with the transmission power value.

US Pat. No. 10,716,069

POWER CONTROL METHOD AND POWER CONTROL APPARATUS FOR UPLINK CHANNELS

CHINA ACADEMY OF TELECOMM...

1. A power control method for uplink channels, comprising steps of:determining, by a User Equipment (UE), target transmission powers for uplink channels in each carrier group, the UE being configured with at least two carrier groups, Uplink Control Information (UCI) in each carrier group being fed back via Physical Uplink Control Channels (PUCCH)(s) and/or Physical Uplink Shared Channels (PUSCH)(s) on at least one uplink carrier corresponding to the carrier group;
determining, by the UE, whether or not a sum of the target transmission powers for the simultaneous transmission uplink channels exceeds an allowable maximum transmission power of the UE; and
when the sum of the target transmission powers for the simultaneous transmission uplink channels exceeds the allowable maximum transmission power of the UE, reducing, by the UE, powers for the PUCCH(s) and/or PUSCH(s) carrying the UCI of different carrier groups among the simultaneous transmission uplink channels at least in accordance with priorities of types of the UCI, so that a sum of the transmission powers for all the uplink channels in a current uplink subframe does not exceed the allowable maximum transmission power of the UE;
wherein the step of reducing the powers at least in accordance with the priorities of the types of the UCI comprises:
reducing the powers in accordance with the priorities of the types of the UCI and priorities of carrier groups;
wherein the step of reducing the powers in accordance with the priorities of the types of the UCI and the priorities of the carrier groups comprises:
determining power allocation priorities as: (a power allocation priority of PUCCH(s) with SR of the carrier group including the PCC=a power allocation priority of PUCCH(s) with ACK/NACK of the carrier group including the PCC=a power allocation priority of PUSCH(s) with ACK/NACK of the carrier group including the PCC)>(a power allocation priority of PUCCH(s) with SR of the carrier group not including the PCC=a power allocation priority of PUCCH(s) with ACK/NACK of the carrier group not including the PCC=a power allocation priority of PUSCH(s) with ACK/NACK of the carrier group not including the PCC)>(a power allocation priority of PUCCH(s) with CSI of the carrier group including the PCC=a power allocation priority of PUSCH(s) with CSI of the carrier group including the PCC)>(a power allocation priority of PUCCH(s) with CSI of the carrier group not including the PCC=a power allocation priority of PUSCH(s) with CSI of the carrier group not including the PCC)>a power allocation priority of PUSCH(s) without UCI;
wherein in the case that the UCI of various types is carried in one uplink channel, the power allocation priority of the one uplink channel is determined in accordance with the highest power allocation priority corresponding to the UCI of various types; and
reducing the powers of the PUCCH(s) and/or PUSCH(s) in an ascending order of the power allocation priorities.

US Pat. No. 10,716,068

POWER SAVING METHODS FOR COMMUNICATION IN LOCALIZATION SYSTEMS

DENSO International Ameri...

1. A system comprising:a control module configured to establish a secure wireless communication connection with a portable device; and
at least one sensor configured to receive connection information about the secure wireless communication connection, to eavesdrop on the wireless secure communication connection based on the connection information, to measure signal information of at least one communication signal sent from the portable device to the control module during the secure wireless communication connection, to compare the measured signal information with wakeup criteria information, to report the measured signal information to the control module in response to the measured signal information satisfying the wakeup criteria, and to not report the measured signal information to the control module in response to the measured signal information not satisfying the wakeup criteria;
wherein the control module is further configured to receive the measured signal information from the at least one sensor reported to the control module in response to the measured signal information satisfying the wakeup criteria and to determine a location of the portable device based on the measured signal information, the measured signal information including at least one of received signal strength indicator information, angle of arrival information, and time difference of arrival information for the at least one communication signal sent from the portable device to the control module.

US Pat. No. 10,716,067

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR TRANSMITTING A WAKE-UP RADIO SIGNAL TO LOW POWER DEVICES IN A WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Marvell International Ltd...

1. A method for transmitting a wake-up radio signal to low power devices in a wireless local area network, the method comprising:receiving, at a wireless access point, data for transmission to a wireless device;
generating a wake-up radio packet including:
a first preamble,
a second preamble, and
payload data including a wake-up user identifier assigned to the wireless device, wherein a number of bits of the wake-up identifier is based on a number of low power devices in the wireless local area network and a number of padding bits;
encoding the wake-up radio packet into an encoded wake-up radio frame including a plurality of encoded data symbols representing modulated payload data;
modulating the encoded wake-up radio frame onto a modulated waveform for transmission; and
transmitting, via a low-power wireless transmitter, a signal corresponding to the modulated waveform to the wireless device.

US Pat. No. 10,716,066

METHODS TO ALLOCATE TARGET WAKE TIME (TWT) SERVICE PERIODS IN ACCORDANCE WITH A TEMPORARY PRIMARY CHANNEL

Intel IP Corporation, Sa...

1. An apparatus of a high efficiency (HE) access point (AP) configured for HE subchannel selective transmission (SST) operation, the apparatus comprising: memory; and processing circuitry, the processing circuitry configured to:set a HE SST support field of an HE capabilities element to indicate that the HE AP supports HE SST, the HE capabilities element encoded for transmission in one or more management frames; and
negotiate a trigger-enabled target wake time (TWT) with an HE SST station (STA) (HE SST STA) to set up the HE SST operation,
wherein to negotiate the trigger-enabled TWT, the processing circuitry is configured to encode a TWT request frame to include a TWT channel field to indicate which secondary channel is requested to contain resource unit (RU) allocations and to indicate which channel to use as a temporary primary channel during TWT service periods (TWT SPs), and
wherein the TWT SPs are determined to avoid overlap in time with target beacon transmission times (TBTTs) during beacon frames that include delivery traffic indication maps (DTIMs).

US Pat. No. 10,716,065

METHOD FOR ACTIVATING A CONNECTED OBJECT

1. A secured method for activating a connected object when it is inserted in a low power wide area network (“LPWAN”) network, the method comprises, when it is used by the connected object:detecting, from a standby mode in which only a module of the connected object is activated for detecting a first signal, the first signal transmitted by an external device;
when the first signal has predefined characteristics, making the connected object to pass from the standby mode to an active mode;
receiving, in the active mode, a second signal comprising a signature from the external device;
checking that the signature is in accordance with a predefined signature, and,
when the signature is in accordance with the predefined signature, obtaining configuration parameters, configuring the connected object in accordance with the configuration parameters obtained and transmitting a message requesting connection to said LPWAN network;
at least some of the configuration parameters are received in a message transmitted by a server of said LPWAN network following the transmission of the message requesting connection to said LPWAN network by the connected object; and
following the transmission of the message requesting connection to said LPWAN network by the connected object and prior to the reception of the message comprising said parameters, the connected object receives a message enabling connection to the LPWAN network from the server comprising information indicating that the server has configuration parameters to transmit to the connected object and transmits a message acknowledging receipt for said enabling message to cause a sending by the server of the message comprising said parameters.

US Pat. No. 10,716,064

DISTRIBUTED SLEEP MANAGEMENT FOR BATTERY POWERED MULTI-HOP HETEROGENEOUS WIRELESS NETWORK

Mitsubishi Electric Resea...

1. A device to form a network of nodes including data nodes and at least one sink node, wherein the network is a multi-hop heterogeneous wireless network in which packets are exchanged between the sink node and the data nodes in a multi-hop manner such that there is at least one data node exchanging the packets with the sink node through at least one intermediate data node relaying the packets between the data node and the sink node, the data nodes include battery powered nodes (BPNs) and mains powered nodes (MPNs), wherein the device is a BPN comprising:a transceiver to transmit and to receive data packets;
a memory to buffer the data packets in a queue;
a battery to provide energy to components of the BPN; and
a processor to determine a sleep schedule of the BPN independently from the sleep schedules of other data nodes in the network and independently from commands transmitted by the sink node, wherein the processor of the BPN switches the transceiver ON and OFF according to the sleep schedule to form an active period of BPN when the transceiver is switched ON and to form a sleep period of BPN when the transceiver is switched OFF, wherein the processor partitions at least part of the active period into a receiving (RX) period and a transmission (TX) period and causes the transceiver to transmit the data packets only during the TX period, wherein the components of the BPN include at least one or combination of the transceiver, the memory, and the processor.

US Pat. No. 10,716,063

SEARCHING FOR CONTROL CHANNELS IN A WIRELESS NETWORK

WIRELESS FUTURE TECHNOLOG...

1. A method of operating a user equipment (UE), the method comprising:receiving control channel information; and
searching for a control channel in the control channel information by decoding control channels represented by nodes of a tree structure using an identifier, the tree structure having three or more levels, the nodes of the tree structure at a highest level of the tree structure comprising a single control channel element and nodes of the tree structure at lower levels of the tree structure comprising a plurality of consecutive control channel elements, wherein the searching is limited for control channels at the highest level of the tree structure and wherein a percentage of candidate control channels searched increases more the lower the level of the three or more levels of the tree structure.

US Pat. No. 10,716,062

WIRELESS SYSTEM, POWER EFFICIENCY CONTROL METHOD, SERVER, AND BASE STATION

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A wireless system comprising:a plurality of base stations including a first base station connected to a backbone network and a plurality of second base stations connected to the first base station by wireless multi-hop; and
a server disposed in the backbone network and communicating with the first base station,
wherein the server collects traffic conditions of one or more terminals accommodated in communication areas of the plurality of base stations for a predetermined period, determines a combination of the first base station and at least a part of the plurality of second base stations that satisfy the traffic conditions and a predetermined power consumption amount criterion as an active base station, and determines path information for connecting the active base station by the wireless multi-hop to notify the active base station of the path information and transmits a sleep instruction for setting a sleep state in which a power consumption amount is capable of being reduced to base stations other than the active base station.

US Pat. No. 10,716,061

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR TRIGGERING PLURALITY OF PS-POLL FRAMES IN WIRELESS LAN

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A method in wireless local area network (WLAN), the method comprising:receiving, by a station (STA) from an access point (AP), a beacon frame including transmission time offset information related to transmission of a trigger frame,
wherein the trigger frame is used for triggering uplink multi-user (UL-MU) transmission from a plurality of STA;
entering, by the STA, a doze state after receiving the beacon frame;
entering, by the STA, an awake state from the doze state based on the transmission time offset information;
during the awake state, receiving, by the STA from the AP, the trigger frame based on the transmission time offset information,
wherein the trigger frame includes association identifiers (AIDs) of the plurality of STAs and frequency resource information used for the UL-MU transmission; and
in response to the trigger frame, transmitting, by the STA, a power save (PS) poll frame to the AP based on the frequency resource information.

US Pat. No. 10,716,060

DATA TRANSFER BETWEEN COMPUTING DEVICE AND USER DEVICE AT DIFFERENT LOCATIONS AND OVER SESSION OR CONNECTION TO DISPLAY ONE OR MORE ROUTING NETWORKS TO USE

Bank of America Corporati...

1. A system comprising:a computing device comprising:
a processor; and
memory storing computer-executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the computing device to:
receive, from a user device, data indicative of an item, wherein the computing device is located at a first location, wherein the user device is located at a second location, and wherein the first location is different from the second location;
identify the item based on item recognition using the data indicative of the item;
determine, based on the identified item, a plurality of routing networks for the user device to use for the identified item;
generate, for display via the user device, a first notification indicating the plurality of routing networks for the user device to use for the identified item;
transmit, to the user device and via a secure session connection, the first notification indicating the plurality of routing networks for the user device to use for the identified item;
receive, from a first routing network, a first datum about the identified item, wherein the plurality of routing networks includes the first routing network and a second routing network;
send, to the second routing network, a message to the second routing network, wherein the message is indicative of the first datum;
receive, from the second routing network and in response to the message, a second datum about the identified item;
select a recommended routing network from one of the first routing network and the second routing network based on the first datum and the second datum; and
transmit a second notification, to the user device, the second notification indicating the recommended routing network for the identified item; and
the user device configured to:
receive, from the computing device, the notification indicating the plurality of routing networks for the user device to use for the identified item;
display the first notification indicating the plurality of routing networks; and
display the second notification indicating the recommended routing network for the identified item.

US Pat. No. 10,716,059

INTELLIGENT PLMN SELECTION FOR LINK BUDGET LIMITED WIRELESS DEVICES

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A user equipment (UE), comprising:at least one antenna;
a radio coupled to the at least one antenna for performing packet switched wireless cellular communications;
a SIM device coupled to the at least one processor, wherein the SIM device includes a profile identity associated with each carrier for which the UE has a subscription;
at least one processing element coupled to the radio and the SIM device;
wherein the UE is configured to:
select a first profile identity for connection with the first carrier, wherein the first profile identity is associated with the first carrier;
connect to a base station of a first cell in a first cellular network associated with the first carrier, wherein the UE is link budget limited, having limited reception and transmission capabilities, wherein the first cell operates according to a first packet switched radio access technology (RAT), and wherein the UE is associated with one or more subscriptions to the first carrier and at least one additional carrier;
determine that a reference signal received power (RSRP) of the first cell is below a first threshold, wherein the first threshold is based on the UE being link budget limited;
initiate, responsive to the RSRP being below the first threshold, a search for a second cell, wherein the second cell is in a second cellular network associated with the at least one additional carrier, and wherein the second cell operates according to the first RAT;
select a second profile identity for connection with the at least one additional carrier, wherein the second profile identity is associated with the second carrier; and
attempt to connect to the second cell.

US Pat. No. 10,716,058

METHOD FOR MANAGING TERMINAL BY BASE STATION WHEN PLURALITY OF NETWORKS COEXIST

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method of a base station of a first network in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:identifying whether or not the first network coexists with a second network in time division duplex (TDD) system;
in case that the first network coexists with a second network,
determining information on a downlink/uplink (DL/UL) configuration of the second network, the information on the DL/UL configuration corresponding to a ratio of a downlink and an uplink of the second network, and
generating asynchronous system time represented in asynchronous format for switching to a third network which provides a voice call service based on current time information and frame delay of the first network corresponding to the information on the DL/UL configuration of the second network, wherein the current time information is based on global positioning system (GPS) reference time, and wherein the frame delay is represented by a resolution of a predetermined number of code division multiple access (CDMA) chips in case that a value of the frame delay is less than a specific time value; and
in case that the first network does not coexists with the second network,
generating synchronous system time represented in synchronous format by the current time information being based on the GPS reference time, and
transmitting, to a user equipment, a message including one of the asynchronous system time or the synchronous system time generated according to the identification,
wherein the asynchronous system time or the synchronous system time is used as a correction time in case that the user equipment receives a signal from the third network.

US Pat. No. 10,716,057

POWER-EFFICIENT PASSIVE DISCOVERY BY NETWORK DEVICES

Itron, Inc., Liberty Lak...

1. A communication system, comprising:a plurality of network communication devices, each respective network communication device comprising:
one or more processors; and
memory coupled to the one or more processors, the memory storing instructions executable by the one or more processors to perform operations including:
transmitting passive discovery beacons (PDBs) responsive to a system-wide time reference and on a PDB transmission schedule for the respective communication device that is synchronized to PDB transmission schedules of others of the network communication devices, each PDB transmitted by the respective network communication device on a frequency determined according to a transmission frequency hopping sequence for the respective network communication device.

US Pat. No. 10,716,056

OPTIMIZATION FOR PRIORITY-BASED NETWORK IDENTIFIER SCANS

1. A system, comprising:a processor; and
a memory that stores executable instructions that, when executed by the processor, facilitate performance of operations, comprising:
storing, within an operator-issued memory card of a user equipment and associated with a network operator identity, priority data that comprises a ranked list of network identifiers of visitor networks deployed within a region;
storing, within the operator-issued memory card, scan control data that comprises a group of the network identifiers that are determined to have highest ranks within different portions of the region;
in response to determining, based on the priority data, that a serving network identifier of a cell serving the user equipment, does not satisfy a high rank criterion, comparing the serving network identifier with the scan control data; and
in response to determining that the scan control data comprises the serving network identifier, reducing a frequency of scans for detecting a target cell that has a target cell identifier that is determined to have a higher rank than the serving network identifier.

US Pat. No. 10,716,055

SCANNING METHOD IN WIRELESS LAN SYSTEM AND SUPPORTING DEVICE THEREFOR

ELECTRONICS AND TELECOMMU...

1. A scanning method performed by a STA (station) in a wireless LAN system, the method comprising:generating a probe request frame that includes a probe response option information element indicating whether SSID (service set ID) information or compressed SSID information is included in a short probe response frame,
transmitting the probe request frame to an AP (access point); and
receiving the short probe response frame from the AP in response to the probe request frame including the probe response option information element,
wherein the probe response option information element includes at least one probe response option bitmap field, and
wherein each bit of each probe response option bitmap indicates whether a request is made to include corresponding option information.

US Pat. No. 10,716,054

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR CONTROLLING NETWORK ACCESS

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method of controlling network access, comprising:transmitting, by a first access point corresponding to a first network, a first beacon over the first network to a station, the first beacon including information allowing the station to associate with the first access point;
receiving a probe request at the first access point over the first network from the station, the probe request including a request for rules for associating with a second access point corresponding to a second network different than the first network;
generating a probe response to include the rules regarding associating with the second access point corresponding to the second network, wherein the rules do not permit uncontrolled communications over the second network; and
transmitting the probe response from the first access point to the station over the first network.

US Pat. No. 10,716,053

ADAPTIVE NETWORK DISCOVERY SIGNALING

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An apparatus for wireless communication in a network, comprising:(a) a wireless communication circuit configured for wirelessly communicating with other wireless communication stations utilizing directional millimeter-wave (mmW) communications having a plurality of antenna pattern sectors each having different transmission directions;
(b) a processor coupled to said wireless communication circuit within a station configured for operating on the network;
(c) a non-transitory memory storing instructions executable by the processor; and
(d) wherein said instructions, when executed by the processor, perform steps comprising:
(i) collecting information on a newly discovered station and recording an event within a data base, containing information about the newly discovered station;
(ii) exchanging information from said data base with other entities on the network comprising either a central coordinator entity or other stations in the network;
(iii) determining a signal transmission form based on information received from a network station, wherein said signal transmission form comprises a signal Interval field specifying an interval of a series of discovery signal transmissions, and a number of beam specification field specifying a number of beam specification elements contained in the signal transmission form;
(iv) transmitting the determined signal transmission form, in a frame which contains event data and an action field indicating an action identifier which specifies a form of action a recipient of the frame is directed to take, to other stations in the network as said wireless communication circuit operates as a central coordinator and/or a regular station; and
(v) adjusting signal transmissions according to a received determined signal transmission form from other stations or a central controller, toward aiding new stations scanning for the network, and communicating signal transmission form changes to the central coordinator entity and/or to other stations in the network.

US Pat. No. 10,716,052

PROXIMITY-BASED COMMUNICATION SYSTEM APPLIED TO EARTHQUAKE DETECTION

BRUCE CORPORATION, Colle...

1. A system comprising:a central programming device (“CPD”); and
a plurality of wireless-enabled devices each capable of wireless communication with the CPD and with one or more of the other wireless-enabled devices, and wherein each of the wireless-enabled devices is configured to report its location by wireless communication, and wherein as least some of the wireless-enabled devices include a sensor to measure vibration of the device;
the CPD including a processing device and a memory device having instructions stored therein, wherein the instructions, in response to execution by the processing device, cause the CPD, utilizing wireless communications, to:
detect a plurality of wireless-enabled devices within a communication area of the central programming device;
identify and enroll the plurality of wireless-enabled devices;
acquire current locations of each of the enrolled devices;
generate a geo-proximity fence that encompasses an area defined by the current locations of at least some of the enrolled wireless-enabled devices;
assign a relational link among at least two of the enrolled wireless-enabled devices to enable communications among them;
define an operating rule and associate the rule to the assigned relational link to permit the communications only among enrolled devices while their current locations are within the geo-proximity fence;
based on the assigned relational links and defined rules, configure the enrolled devices to communicate with each other, and with the CPD when it is available, to collect vibration data from the enrolled devices;
utilizing permitted communications, acquire vibration sensor measurements from at least some of the enrolled devices;
analyze the acquired vibration sensor measurements; and
take a predetermined action based on the analysis.

US Pat. No. 10,716,051

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TRANSMITTING D2D DISCOVERY SIGNAL AND COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

FUJITSU CONNECTED TECHNOL...

1. A method for transmitting a device-to-device (D2D) discovery signal, comprising:selecting, by a user equipment (UE), in a case where the UE is covered by a base station, a part of resources from a resource pool for transmitting a D2D discovery signal, wherein the resource pool is subframe resources denoted by a bitmap to each subframe and wherein the part of resources is selected, based on auxiliary information for selecting resources received from the base station, wherein the auxiliary information includes information indicating a number of times of transmitting the D2D discovery signal permitted in a time period, to perform transmission of the D2D discovery signal of the number of times of transmitting;
selecting, in a case where the UE is not covered by the base station, resources based on predefined parameters; and
transmitting the D2D discovery signal by using the selected part of resources.

US Pat. No. 10,716,050

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR MANAGING PACKET DATA NETWORK CONNECTIONS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A mobile communication device for transmitting and receiving communication signals, the mobile communication device comprising:a first modem configured to transmit and receive radio signals on a cellular wide area radio access;
a second modem configured to transmit and receive radio signals on a short range radio access; and
a connection management circuit configured to:
monitor radio access transfers of one or more packet data network connections to generate a transfer history database;
determine from the transfer history database if excessive previous transfers of the one or more packet data network connections occur between the cellular wide area radio access and the short range radio access;
identify an available transfer of a target packet data network connection of the one or more packet data network connections between the first modem and the second modem; and
selectively block the available transfer between the first modem and the second modem based on if excessive previous transfers of the one or more packet data network connections occur between the first modem and the second modem.

US Pat. No. 10,716,049

NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM STORING COMPUTER-READABLE INSTRUCTIONS FOR COMMUNICATION DEVICE, COMMUNICATION DEVICE, AND METHOD EXECUTED BY COMMUNICATION DEVICE

Brother Kogyo Kabushiki K...

5. A communication system comprising a first communication device and a second communication device, whereinthe first communication device comprises:
a processor; and
a memory storing computer-readable instructions therein, the computer-readable instructions, when executed by the processor, causing the first communication device to:
send a predetermined signal to the second communication device in a situation where a first wireless connection and a second wireless connection are being established, the first wireless connection being established between the first communication device and a first access point, the second wireless connection being established between the first communication device and the second communication device not via an access point, the predetermined signal including establishment information indicating that the first wireless connection is being established;
the second communication device comprises:
a processor; and
a memory storing computer-readable instructions therein, the computer-readable instructions, when executed by the processor, causing the second communication device to:
receive the predetermined signal from the first communication device in the situation where the first wireless connection and the second wireless connection are being established;
determine whether a wireless communication via the first access point is executable with the first communication device in a case where the predetermined signal including the establishment information is received from the first communication device;
execute the wireless communication via the first access point with the first communication device using the first wireless connection and a third wireless connection in a case where it is determined that the wireless communication via the first access point is executable with the first communication device due to a third wireless connection being currently established, the third wireless connection being established between the second communication device and the first access point; and
execute a wireless communication not via the first access point with the first communication device using the second wireless connection in the case where it is determined that the wireless communication via the first access point is not executable with the first communication device.

US Pat. No. 10,716,048

DETECTING CRITICAL LINKS IN BLUETOOTH MESH NETWORKS

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method for identifying a critical link in a path between a source node and a destination node in a wireless mesh network, wherein said method comprises:receiving, by an intermediate node in said wireless mesh network, a forwarding path request (PREQ) message relating to a discovery of a path between said source node and said destination node;
determining, by said intermediate node, that further PREQ message relating to the discovery of said path are not received during a predetermined duration;
in response to said determining, setting a first critical flag in a discovery table entry associated with said path between said source node and said destination node; and
forwarding, by said intermediate node, said received PREQ message to one or more other nodes in said wireless mesh network.

US Pat. No. 10,716,047

TECHNIQUES FOR SELECTING A RADIO ACCESS TECHNOLOGY OVER AN UNLICENSED RADIO FREQUENCY SPECTRUM BAND FOR SERVING A CLASS OF TRAFFIC

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication at a user equipment (UE), comprising:receiving system information comprising radio access network (RAN) rules, wherein the RAN rules comprise at least one measurement threshold for selecting the cellular RAT or a wireless local area network (WLAN) RAT based on the measurements, wherein the at least one measurement threshold is included in an offload configuration information element (IE) transmitted via a cellular radio access technology (RAT) over a licensed frequency spectrum band to the cellular RAT over an unlicensed frequency spectrum band or to the WLAN RAT;
determining that both the cellular RAT and the WLAN RAT are available over an unlicensed radio frequency spectrum band, wherein the determining is based at least in part on receiving the system information;
obtaining measurements for at least the cellular RAT or the WLAN RAT;
selecting, by the UE, one of the cellular RAT or the WLAN RAT for a class of traffic, wherein the selected RAT is selected based at least in part on the measurements and a comparison of the measurements to the at least one measurement threshold; and
serving the class of traffic based at least in part on the selected RAT.

US Pat. No. 10,716,046

USER TERMINAL AND MOBILE COMMUNICATION METHOD

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A user terminal comprising:a processor and a memory communicatively coupled to the processor, wherein the processor is configured to:
transmit a random access preamble to a connection target cell in a random access procedure;
interrupt the random access procedure, in response to a random access response message received from the connection target cell, the random access response message including parameters used for selecting a selection target cell;
select a selection target cell used as a serving cell from among a plurality of cells, based on the parameters included in the random access response message;
after the random access procedure is interrupted, transmit a message to the connection target cell, the message causing the connection target cell to transmit the random access preamble received from the user terminal to the selection target cell selected by the user terminal; and
receive a Contention Resolution message in the random access procedure from the selected selection target cell.