US Pat. No. 10,767,817

LED LIGHT BULB AND LED FILAMENT THEREOF

1. An LED light bulb, comprising:a bulb shell with a lower part and an upper part opposite to the lower part;
a bulb base connected with the bulb shell;
a heat dissipating element connected with the lower part of the bulb shell and the bulb base, wherein the height of the heat dissipating element is L1 and the maximum height from the heat dissipating element to the upper part of the bulb shell is L2, the ratio of L1 to L2 is from 1/30 to 1/3;
a stem disposed in the bulb shell and coated with a thin film of graphene; and
a single flexible LED filament disposed in the bulb shell, the flexible LED filament comprising:
a plurality of LED chips electrically connected to each other, the aspect ratio of the LED chips is 2:1 to 10:1;
at least two conductive electrodes respectively disposed corresponding to the plurality of LED chips, the conductive electrodes being electrically connected with the plurality of LED chips;
a light conversion coating comprising a top layer and a base layer, the top layer of the light conversion coating is disposed on at least two sides of each of the plurality of LED chips and the conductive electrodes;
two conductive supports, disposed in the bulb shell and electrically connected with the conductive electrodes; and
a driving circuit, electrically connected with the two conductive supports and the bulb base;
wherein the flexible LED filament further comprising a plurality of conductive wires electrically and correspondingly connected among the plurality of LED chips and the conductive electrodes, at least one of the plurality of conductive wires being of M shape.

US Pat. No. 10,767,816

LIGHT BULB APPARATUS

XIAMEN ECO LIGHTING CO. L...

1. A light bulb apparatus, comprising:a light bulb shell;
a bulb head;
a heat sink cup having a first end and a second end, the first end of the heat sink cup is connected to the light bulb shell, and the second end of the heat sink cup is connected to the bulb head;
a flexible filament for emitting light, the flexible filament has a first terminal and a second terminal;
a central support for providing a first electrode and a second electrode, the first electrode of the central support is electrically connected to the first terminal of the flexible filament, and the second electrode is electrically connected to the second terminal of the flexible filament;
an expanding structure mechanically coupled to the central support, the expanding structure includes a plurality of holding portions for holding the flexible filament, and
a driver module for electrically connected to the bulb head and the central support for providing electrical power to the first electrode and the second electrode of the central support, wherein the expanding structure comprises a plurality of support boards, each of the support boards has a plurality of concave portions as the holding portions to hold the flexible filament.

US Pat. No. 10,767,814

PRESSURE VESSEL EQUIPPED WITH PERMEATED GAS DISCHARGING STRUCTURE

HYUNDAI MOTOR COMPANY, S...

1. A pressure vessel comprising:a nozzle boss into and from which a gas flows and is discharged;
a liner coupled to a flange portion of the nozzle boss and provided with a space formed therein for receiving fluid;
a discharge path forming part configured to form a gas discharging path from a side of the pressure vessel comprising the nozzle boss and along an outer surface of the liner in a central axial direction; and
a composite material provided at outer sides of the liner and the discharge path forming part,
wherein the discharge path forming part comprises
a plurality of rib members formed from the nozzle boss side along the outer surface of the liner in the central axial direction and radially disposed with respect to the central axial direction; and
a ring-shaped member to which upper ends of the rib members are secured, the ring-shaped member being provided around an outer side of the nozzle boss.

US Pat. No. 10,767,809

SUPPORT SYSTEM

1. A support arm for a display device comprising:a base element;
a housing having a first end connected to a mounting head for a display and a second end configured for pivotal movement about the base element, the housing defining an indicator window and an adjustment opening spaced from the indicator window and positioned in the second end;
a balancing mechanism disposed in the housing and providing a torque about an axis;
an adjustment mechanism to adjust the torque provided by the balancing mechanism, wherein the adjustment mechanism is accessible to a user through the adjustment opening; and
an indicator arrangement disposed in the housing, wherein the indicator arrangement is visible in the indicator window and provides a visual indication of the torque provided by the balancing mechanism,
wherein the balancing mechanism includes,
a slider moveable along a longitudinal axis of the housing;
a first link pivotally connected to a proximal portion of the slider and pivotally connected to the base element, a first proximal pivot coupling the first link to the base element and a first distal pivot coupling the first link to the slider; and
a second link pivotally connected to a distal portion of the slider and the mounting head, a second distal pivot coupling a distal portion of the slider to the mounting head and a second proximal pivot coupling the second link to the slider, wherein the slider holds the distance between the first distal pivot and the second proximal pivot constant.

US Pat. No. 10,767,808

VARIABLE CURVED SURFACE BRACKET STRUCTURE AND CURVED DISPLAY DEVICE

HUIZHOU CHINA STAR OPTOEL...

1. A variable curved surface bracket structure comprising:a base; and
a bracket arranged on the base;
wherein the bracket is in contact with a back of a display screen, and the bracket comprises a fixed sheet and a plurality of moving sheets respectively hinged on two sides of the fixed sheet;
wherein the variable curved bracket structure further comprises a moving mechanism, disposed on the base and drivingly connected to the moving sheets to make the moving sheets rotate forward or backward relative to the fixed sheet; and
wherein the moving mechanism comprises: a pushrod structure, arranged on the base, comprising a retractable pushrod and a driving device drivingly connected to the pushrod; at least a linkage strut assembly comprises at least a connecting rod and at least a strut, wherein an end of the connecting rod is rotatably connected to the pushrod and another end of the connecting rod is connected to the strut, two ends of the strut are respectively connected to the moving sheets respectively hinged on two sides of the fixed sheet.

US Pat. No. 10,767,807

APPLIANCE STAND

1. An appliance stand comprising:an arm support having an arm support slot that extends longitudinally on the arm support;
an appliance arm configured to support at least one appliance, the appliance arm having an appliance arm slot extending longitudinally on the appliance arm;
a multi-axial connector that connects the appliance arm to the arm support, the multi-axial connector having a pivot seated within the arm support slot and extending through the appliance arm slot;
a locking mechanism that selectively secures the multi-axial connector and the appliance arm, wherein the locking mechanism is configured to frictionally engage the appliance arm and the arm support to hold the appliance arm in a desired position; and
a locking plate with a plurality of apertures sized to hold a lockpin and a pivot aperture, wherein the pivot is seated within the pivot aperture and the lockpin is configured to insert into a selected aperture of the plurality of apertures to fix the appliance arm at a selected angle relative to the arm support.

US Pat. No. 10,767,803

SPLIT CAP SAFETY PLUG

OPERATIONS TECHNOLOGY DEV...

1. A safety plug for a pipe comprising:two engageable plug halves having a mateable face to seal around a cable and a plurality of steps corresponding with different pipe sizes for engagement within the pipe, wherein the mateable face of a first of the two engageable plug halves includes a pin that mates with a pin receiver on the mateable face of a second of the two engageable plug halves; and
a locking mechanism which moves a portion of the two engageable plug halves into physical engagement with threads of the pipe.

US Pat. No. 10,767,798

HOSE CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY, USE OF A HOSE CONNECTOR ASSEMBLY, AND SANITARY FITTING

1. A hose connector assembly (1) comprising: a main body (2) including at least two hose receptacles (3, 4, 5), at least two hoses (6, 7, 8) which by way of respective ends (9, 10, 11) thereof are plug-fitted in each case into a respective one of the at least two hose receptacles (3, 4, 5), each of the at least two hoses (6, 7, 8) respectively including at least one retaining edge (12, 13, 14), a retaining plate (15) having at least two receptacles (16, 17, 18) corresponding to the at least two hose receptacles (3, 4, 5), the at least two receptacles (16, 17, 18) each being configured such that a respective one of the at least two hoses (6, 7, 8) is insertable therein by an insertion movement (19) that is aligned transverse to a longitudinal direction of the respective hose (6, 7, 8), such that the associated retaining edge (12, 13, 14) engages across the retaining plate (15) in order to prevent each of the hoses (6, 7, 8) from being pulled out of the respective one of the hose receptacles (3, 4, 5), a mouth part (20) that is attached to the main body (2) on a downstream side, the mouth part including a detent (21) that that is adapted to press the main body (2) against the retaining plate (15), and an outlet mouthpiece (24) is placed on the mouth part (20) that bears on the detent (21).

US Pat. No. 10,767,797

FEMALE CONNECTOR OF A PLUG-IN CONNECTOR AND PLUG-IN CONNECTOR

CIKAUTXO, S. COOP, Berri...

1. A female connector comprising;a first end configured to be attached to a pipe or hose;
a second end configured to be connected to a male connector, the second end having housed therein a retention device configured to retain the male connector inside the female connector;
a central body located between the first and second ends; and
a cover permanently joined to the female connector at the second end covering the retention device preventing access to the retention device from an exterior of the female connector when the female connector is connected to the male connector;
the retention device comprising an elastic rod having a central segment and first and second side retention arms that each extend from the central segment, the second end of the female connector including first and second side grooves in which the respective first and second retention arms are at least partially housed, at least part of each of the first and second retention arms are configured to cooperate with the male connector to retain the male connector inside the female connector, the first and second arms having respective first and second ends that are located outside the central body of the female connector, the cover including first and second enclosures in which the first and second ends of the first and second retention arms are respectively housed, each of the first and second enclosures being demarcated by an end of the cover, the first and second ends of the first and second retention arms having a freedom of movement inside the respective first and second enclosures during an insertion of the male connector into the female connector;
the second end of the female connector including a protuberance arranged between the first and second ends of the first and second retention arms, the cover having a guiding channel in which the protuberance is housed.

US Pat. No. 10,767,793

JUMPER TUBE CONNECTOR

1. A jumper tube connector comprising:a tube; wherein:
said tube comprises a substantially rectangularly shaped interior cavity;
said interior cavity comprises a plurality of transversely oriented grooves, each extending along the entirety of the surface of the interior cavity;
said tube comprises two opposing narrow walls along a first dimension thereof;
said tube comprises two opposing wide walls along a second dimension thereof;
said narrow walls comprise a substantially uniform thickness along said first dimension;
said wide walls comprise a non-uniform thickness along said second dimension, whereby said wide walls exhibit an at least partially convex exterior geometry.

US Pat. No. 10,767,787

ELECTRICALLY-DRIVEN FLOW RATE CONTROL VALVE

Kobe Steel, Ltd., Hyogo ...

1. An electrically-driven flow rate control valve, comprising:a casing comprising a first fluid chamber, a second fluid chamber, a fluid chamber communication port which makes the first fluid chamber and the second fluid chamber communicate with each other, and a cylinder unit, wherein: a first inlet/outlet port which allows a fluid to flow in/out therethrough between an outside of the casing and the first fluid chamber, and a second inlet/outlet port which allows a fluid to flow in/out therethrough between the outside of the casing and the second fluid chamber, are formed in the casing;
an electric motor;
a main valve body comprising a main valve body tip portion capable of sealing the fluid chamber communication port, which is housed in the cylinder unit in a movable manner between a main valve body unblocking position and a main valve body sealing position, along a predetermined axial direction, and forms a back pressure chamber between the cylinder unit and itself which allows a fluid to flow therein/therefrom, wherein the main valve body tip portion allows a circulation of a fluid between the first fluid chamber and the second fluid chamber, by unblocking the fluid chamber communication port, when the main valve body is located in the main valve body unblocking position, and the main valve body tip portion blocks a circulation of a fluid between the first fluid chamber and the second fluid chamber, by sealing the fluid chamber communication port, when the main valve body is located in the main valve body sealing position;
an urging mechanism which urges the main valve body towards the main valve body sealing position;
a first communication passage capable of making the first fluid chamber and the back pressure chamber communicate with each other;
a second communication passage capable of making the second fluid chamber and the back pressure chamber communicate with each other;
a switching mechanism capable of changing state between a first communication state which allows a circulation of a fluid in the first communication passage, and blocks a circulation of a fluid in the second communication passage, when a pressure of a fluid in the first fluid chamber is higher than a pressure of a fluid in the second fluid chamber, and a second communication state which allows a circulation of a fluid in the second communication passage, and blocks a circulation of a fluid in the first communication passage, when a pressure of a fluid in the first fluid chamber is lower than a pressure of a fluid in the second fluid chamber;
a first flow rate adjusting mechanism which is located in the first communication passage and adjusts a flow rate of a fluid so as to lower the flow rate of the fluid flowing from the first fluid chamber towards the back pressure chamber;
a second flow rate adjusting mechanism which is located in the second communication passage and adjusts a flow rate of a fluid so as to lower the flow rate of the fluid flowing from the second fluid chamber towards the back pressure chamber;
a sub valve body housed in the back pressure chamber, comprising:
a sub valve body flow passage which communicates with the outside of the casing, and
a sub valve body communication port which makes the back pressure chamber and the sub valve body flow passage to communicate with each other,
which is movable relatively to the main valve body, along the axial direction, between a sub valve body unblocking position and a sub valve body sealing position by receiving a driving force generated by the electric motor, and
which unblocks the sub valve body communication port when the sub valve body is located in the sub valve body unblocking position, to allow a fluid of the back pressure chamber to be discharged to the outside of the casing through the sub valve body flow passage; and seals the sub valve body communication port when the sub valve body is located in the sub valve body sealing position, to block a circulation of a fluid between the back pressure chamber and the sub valve body flow passage, and to allow the main valve body to receive an urging force of the urging mechanism, to locate the main valve body in the main valve body sealing position.

US Pat. No. 10,767,784

GATE VALVE WITH PNEUMATIC SYSTEM FOR SHEARING APPLICATION

Cameron International Cor...

1. A system, comprising:a gate valve, comprising:
a body comprising a cavity disposed along a fluid flow path, wherein the fluid flow path is configured to receive a line extending lengthwise along the fluid flow path;
a gate configured to move across the fluid flow path into the cavity between an open position and a closed position to shear the line;
a first actuator comprising at least one spring configured to bias the gate towards the closed position with a biasing force, wherein the at least one spring is undersized such that the biasing force is insufficient to enable the gate to shear through the line;
a first piston coupled to a shaft and to the first actuator on a first side of the first piston;
a first fluid actuator comprising a second piston and a first pressurized gas configured to apply a first supplemental pneumatic force against the second piston in a common direction with the biasing force to move the gate towards the closed position, and the second piston couples to the shaft;
a second fluid actuator comprising a storage of a second pressurized gas configured to apply a second supplemental pneumatic force against the first piston in the common direction with the biasing force to move the gate towards the closed position; and
a controller configured to control release of the second pressurized gas from the storage to provide the second supplemental pneumatic force that combines with the biasing force to create a cumulative force, wherein the controller is configured to increase a pressure of the second pressurized gas until the cumulative force is sufficient to enable the gate to shear through the line and complete a movement from the open position to the closed position.

US Pat. No. 10,767,783

METHOD FOR ACTUATING A VALVE

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A method for actuating a valve with a magnetic valve drive, through which electric current is passed to open the valve, to close the valve, and to hold the valve in an open or closed position, comprising:receiving an opening signal;
varying the electric current that is passed through the valve drive as a first current signal to open the valve in response to the received opening signal;
receiving a closing signal; and
varying the electric current that is passed through the valve drive as a second current signal for closing the valve in response to the received closing signal,
wherein the second current signal has at least two variations of the electric current at separate times, a first of the at least two variations causing the valve to partly close, and a second of the at least two variations causing the valve to fully close,
wherein the at least two variations of the electric current at separate times are in the form of successive pulses at the separate times and a value of the electric current is reduced to zero between the successive pulses.

US Pat. No. 10,767,780

SOLENOID VALVE HAVING A STRUCTURE WITH LESS FLUID LEAKAGE

NIDEC TOSOK CORPORATION, ...

1. A solenoid valve comprising:a solenoid portion that includes a pin that is movable in an axial direction and that moves the pin to one side in the axial direction by an attractive force generated by excitation, and
a nozzle portion positioned on one side of the solenoid portion in the axial direction and having a valve body connected to one side of the pin in the axial direction and a nozzle body that houses the valve body;
wherein the nozzle body includes a cavity which is recessed toward on one side in the axial direction and has an opening on the other side in the axial direction,
wherein in the nozzle body,
a valve chamber is provided on the one side of the cavity in the axial direction, and the valve chamber houses the valve body on the one side of the cavity in the axial direction, and
a solenoid housing portion is provided on the other side of the cavity in the axial direction, and the solenoid housing portion houses the solenoid portion on the other side of the cavity in the axial direction,
wherein the nozzle portion includes:
a first port provided in the nozzle body and that communicates with a bottom surface of the valve chamber on one side of the valve chamber in the axial direction,
a second port that is provided in the nozzle body and that communicates with an inner surface of the valve chamber,
a valve hole that is provided on the bottom surface of the valve chamber and that communicates with the first port, and
a spring that is housed in the valve chamber and that urges the valve body toward the other side in the axial direction, and
wherein, when the solenoid portion is excited, the valve body is driven by the pin, moves to the one side in the axial direction, and closes the valve hole, and when the solenoid portion is not excited, the valve body is urged by the spring, moves to the other side in the axial direction, and opens the valve hole,
wherein the solenoid portion includes
a bobbin having a cylindrical shape, the bobbin extending along the axial direction and including a first through hole along the axial direction,
a coil wounded around a circumferential surface of the bobbin,
a yoke disposed on the other side of the bobbin in the axial direction,
a plunger disposed on the other side of the first through hole in the axial direction and fixed to the other side of the pin in the axial direction, and
a core having a cylindrical shape, the core being disposed on one side of the first through hole in the axial direction and including a second through hole in the axial direction, and
a mold that covers an outer surface of the coil in a radial direction inside the solenoid housing portion, and
a seal member provided between the mold and the solenoid housing portion
wherein the solenoid housing portion houses the pin, the bobbin, the coil, the yoke, the plunger, and the core.

US Pat. No. 10,767,778

SERVO VALVE

HAMILTON SUNSTRAND CORPOR...

1. A servo valve comprising:first and second nozzles; and
first and second piezoelectric actuators arranged to control fluid flow through the first and second nozzles respectively, wherein:
a first fluid flow path is defined between the first nozzle and the first piezoelectric actuator;
a second fluid flow path is defined between the second nozzle and the second piezoelectric actuator; and
the first and second piezoelectric actuators are arranged such that applying a voltage to the first and second piezoelectric actuators causes a change in dimension thereof, which acts to open or restrict said first and second fluid flow paths respectively; and
the servo valve further comprising:
a servo valve housing including a pair of nozzle cavities, each housing a respective nozzle and piezoelectric actuator, wherein the piezoelectric actuators are retained in the nozzle cavities by contact between a first axial end of each piezoelectric actuator opposite a second axial end facing the nozzle and a wall defined by the respective nozzle cavity, wherein the wall is a common wall shared by the first and second nozzle cavities and separating the first and second nozzle cavities.

US Pat. No. 10,767,775

LOW PROFILE BREAK-OFF CHECK VALVE FOR WET BARREL HYDRANT

McWane, Inc., Birmingham...

1. A hydrant valve assembly comprising:a valve body defining a first fluid pathway and including an exit end, a lip extending radially outward from the exit end, a valve seat and a first valve member, the first valve member being selectively movable between a first orientation whereby the first valve member is not engaged with the valve seat and a second orientation whereby the first valve member is engaged with the valve seat,
an annular retaining plate defining a second fluid pathway therethrough that is in fluid communication with the first fluid pathway, the retaining plate including a top side, a bottom side supported on the exit end of the valve body and a first rod extending downwardly from the bottom side into the first fluid pathway, the first rod being arranged to selectively maintain the first valve member in the first orientation,
a flange detachably engaged with and concentrically arranged around the lip,
a barrel supported on the top side of the retaining plate and including a third fluid pathway therethrough that is fluidly coupled to the second fluid pathway, and
a plurality of connectors extending through the barrel, the retaining plate and the flange, the plurality of connectors rigidly coupling the barrel to the retaining plate and the flange,
wherein, when the barrel is disengaged from the valve body by applying force perpendicularly to a longitudinal axis of the barrel, the retaining plate is disengaged from the valve body thereby withdrawing the first rod from first fluid pathway and allowing the first valve member to transition to the second orientation.

US Pat. No. 10,767,774

DUAL CHECK VALVE

CareFusion 303, Inc., Sa...

1. A dual check valve, comprising:an upper housing defining an inlet port of the check valve, and including a first valve seat having a first diameter;
an intermediate housing coupled to the upper housing to define a first cavity, and including a second valve seat having a second diameter, wherein the first diameter is larger than the second diameter;
a lower housing defining an outlet of the check valve, and coupled to the intermediate housing to define a second cavity;
a first disk mounted in the first cavity and configured to selectively contact the first valve seat; and
a second disk mounted in the second cavity and configured to selectively contact the second valve seat,
wherein when the dual check valve is in an open state, the first disk deflects away from the first valve seat to create a first gap between an upper surface of the first disk and the first valve seat, and the second disk deflects away from the second valve seat to create a second gap between an upper surface of the second disk and the second valve seat, the first gap being smaller than the second gap.

US Pat. No. 10,767,772

SEAL WITH INTEGRATED FLUID REGULATING DEVICE

HAMILTON SUNSTRAND CORPOR...

1. A seal housing with fluid regulating capability for use with an outlet, the seal housing comprising:a seal element comprising an angled flange that is fittable to the outlet and a seal element body from which the angled flange extends,
the seal element body defining a bore extending between opposite open ends of the body and receptive of fluid from the outlet;
a fitting configured to tightly engage with the outlet and to urge the angled flange against the outlet with increasing pressure as fitting-outlet engagement proceeds; and
a valve constrained within the bore and configured to regulate a flow of the fluid, which is received from the outlet, through the bore,
wherein:
the bore extends through a portion of the outlet and beyond an end of the outlet and has a longitudinal axis,
the seal element body comprises an exterior surface defining a recess from which the angled flange extends at an angle relative to the longitudinal axis of the bore,
the angled flange is conical, tapering along the longitudinal axis of the bore from wide to narrow with decreasing distance from the bore, and comprises a first side to register with the outlet and a second side parallel with and opposite the first side, and
the valve is disposed at an axial location defined along the bore, which is downstream relative to the flow of the fluid from a forward-most portion of the angled flange.

US Pat. No. 10,767,763

SEAL STRUCTURE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

IIDA CO., LTD., Yokohama...

1. A seal structure comprising:an annular seal member of ring shape having an outer periphery and an inner periphery;
a shaft member having a seal groove having a groove-bottom forming part at which the inner periphery of the annular seal member is disposed and an outer diameter of the groove-bottom forming part increases along an axial direction of the annular seal member; and
an inner peripheral wall member having an internal space encircled by an inner peripheral wall of the inner peripheral wall member, and arranging in the internal space the shaft member in which the annular seal member is disposed in the seal groove,
wherein the annular seal member is formed of a plurality of ring-shaped parts overlapping with each other in the axial direction of the annular seal member, which are closed or unclosed when viewed in a radial direction orthogonal to the axial direction,
wherein an entirety of the inner periphery of the annular seal member abuts the groove-bottom forming part, the outer diameter of which increases along the axial direction of the annular seal member, and an inner circumferential diameter of the inner periphery increases following an increase in the outer diameter of the groove-bottom forming part, whereby an outer circumferential diameter of the outer periphery also increases, and
wherein a first part of the outer periphery of the annular seal member having a first outer circumferential diameter does not abut the inner peripheral wall of the inner peripheral wall member, and a second part of the outer periphery of the annular seal member having a second outer circumferential diameter abuts the inner peripheral wall of the inner peripheral wall member, the first outer circumferential diameter being smaller than the second outer circumferential diameter, such that a contact state close to line contact is established between the outer periphery of the annular seal member and the inner peripheral wall of the inner peripheral wall member,
wherein the shaft member includes a first main body and a second main body,
wherein the first main body has a first joint at one end face thereof,
wherein the second main body has a second joint which joins to the first joint of the first main body, the groove bottom forming part of conical shape which connects to the second joint, and a flange part which is connected to the groove-bottom forming part and spreads out in the radial direction so as to be wider than the outer diameter of the groove-bottom forming part, and
wherein, in a state joining the first joint of the first main body and the second joint of the second main body, the seal groove is formed of the one end face of the first main body, the groove-bottom forming part of the second main body, and the flange part of the second main body.

US Pat. No. 10,767,757

SHIFTER FOR CONTROLLING THE TRANSMISSION OF A MOTOR VEHICLE, AND A METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE TRANSMISSION OF A VEHICLE WITH A SHIFTER

1. A shifter for controlling a transmission of a motor vehicle, the shifter comprising:a rotatably mounted actuation element including a plurality of angular positions;
a sensor assembly comprising:
an annular detent track mounted to the actuation element, the annular detent track including a circumferential edge having a plurality of detent positions and an axial surface;
a detent plunger that selectively extends into one of the plurality of detent positions;
a trigger device including a plurality of trigger elements that extend axially outwardly of the axial surface parallel to an axis of rotation of the detent track, the plurality of trigger elements being arranged in at least three annular trigger lines;
a plurality of binary sensors that selectively detect one or more of the plurality of detent elements; wherein the detent track and the detent plunger are arranged to interact in such a way that every angular position of the actuation element corresponds to a rest position for the detent plunger along the detent track; and
a control unit for determining an angular position of the actuation element based on an input signal from the sensor assembly, wherein the plurality of binary sensors include at least three binary sensors, wherein the at least three binary sensors arranged such that each binary sensor corresponds to one annular trigger line of the trigger device, wherein each annular trigger line comprises a plurality of trigger elements that are arranged to be individually detectable by corresponding ones of the at least three binary sensors, and
wherein the plurality of trigger elements in each annular trigger line are distributed such that at least one of the binary sensors is able to detect a presence of a trigger element in one of the annular trigger lines for each angular position of the actuation element, wherein at least one trigger element from each annular trigger line together form a trigger pattern, and the trigger pattern is repeated at least twice on the trigger device to initiate a shift command.

US Pat. No. 10,767,754

DRIVELINE COMPONENT WITH DIFFERENTIAL ASSEMBLY AND DIFFERENTIAL LUBRICATION DEVICE

1. A vehicle driveline component comprising:a differential input member that defines a cavity, the differential input member being rotatable about a differential axis;
a pin that extends into the cavity;
a pair of side gears that are received in the cavity and which are rotatable about the differential axis;
a differential pinion received in the cavity and being meshingly engaged to the side gears; and
a lubricant reservoir that is received in the cavity and mounted to the pin, the lubricant reservoir defining an internal reservoir and a plurality of reservoir outlet ports that fluidly couple the internal reservoir to the cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,767,752

TRANSFER DEVICE AND POWER TRANSMISSION DEVICE

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

1. A power transmission device comprising a transfer device, the transfer device including:a transfer input gear meshing with a final driven gear or another gear rotating integrally with the final driven gear;
a transfer input shaft pivotally supporting the transfer input gear;
a first bevel gear provided on the transfer input shaft;
a second bevel gear meshing with the first bevel gear;
a transfer output shaft pivotally supporting the second bevel gear;
a transfer case covering at least the first bevel gear and the second bevel gear; and
a guide section guiding at least part of scooped fluid that is scooped up by the final driven gear into the transfer case, wherein
the transfer input gear meshes with the final driven gear or the another gear above a rotation center of the final driven gear,
a direction of rotation of the transfer input gear or the another gear and the final driven gear is a direction in which a portion of meshing engagement with each other rotates upward,
a transmission case is included that is configured to accommodate the final driven gear or the another gear and the transfer input gear,
the scooped fluid is part of lubricating oil accumulated at a bottom of the transmission case wherein a lower end of the final driven gear is immersed in the lubricating oil,
the final driven gear meshing with a final drive gear; and
the transmission case rotatably supporting the final driven gear via a bearing, wherein
the transmission case includes a recessed section that is recessed toward the transfer device in a direction corresponding to a central axis about which the final driven gear rotates, the recessed section corresponding to a portion where the final driven gear or another gear rotating integrally with the final driven gear meshes with the transfer input gear, and
the guide section is positioned on a front side in a direction of rotation of the final driven gear or the another gear or the transfer input gear relative to a portion where the final driven gear or the another gear and the transfer input gear mesh with each other.

US Pat. No. 10,767,750

HOLLOW-SHAFT LUBRICATING DEVICE, AND TRANSMISSION COMPRISING A STATIONARY FEEDING CANNULA

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., ...

1. A hollow shaft lubricating system for lubricating a transmission through a hollow shaft disposed inside a case of the transmission, the hollow shaft lubricating system comprising:an external lubrication circuit in fluid communication with an opening in the case; and
a stationary feeding cannula which extends inside the hollow shaft toward targeted lubrication points of the transmission,
the cannula having an inlet for receiving oil from the external lubrication circuit through the opening in the case and the cannula having an outlet in sealed connection with an interior bore of a solid shaft that is concentrically disposed in the hollow shaft, the solid shaft supporting pinions,
the external lubrication circuit comprising a pump which circulates the oil contained in a lower part of the case of the transmission.

US Pat. No. 10,767,749

SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR INTERCHANGEABLE SMART GEARBOX

RAYTHEON TECHNOLOGIES COR...

1. A gearbox adaptor for a gearbox comprising:a plate comprising a first side and a second side opposite the first side;
wherein the first side is configured for coupling a first gearbox accessory to the gearbox, wherein the second side is configured for coupling a second gearbox accessory to the gearbox, wherein the gearbox adaptor is configured to be inverted such that at least one of the first side or the second side faces the gearbox,
wherein the first side comprises a first mounting pattern and the second side comprises a second mounting pattern, wherein the first mounting pattern is configured for mating with a first mounting pattern of the first gearbox accessory, and wherein the second mounting pattern is configured for mating with a second mounting pattern of the second gearbox accessory,
wherein, the gearbox adaptor is selectively configured to couple the first gearbox accessory to the gearbox or the second gearbox accessory to the gearbox in response to an inversion of the at least one of the first side or the second side facing the gearbox,
wherein the first mounting pattern comprises a first plurality of holes extending only partially into the plate from the first side and wherein the second mounting pattern comprises a second plurality of holes extending only partially into the plate from the second side.

US Pat. No. 10,767,748

MECHANICAL DEVICE, WORKING VEHICLE, AND DETERIORATION STATE ESTIMATION SYSTEM AND DETERIORATION STATE ESTIMATION METHOD OF MACHINE COMPONENT

Komatsu Ltd., Tokyo (JP)...

1. A mechanical device comprising:a housing that has an internal space in which a machine component immersed in oil is housed;
a transparent spacer member disposed in an opening of the housing;
a magnet supported in the spacer member so the magnet can attract a foreign substance to an incident surface of the transparent spacer member; and
an image capturing device that captures the internal space of the housing via the spacer member,
wherein the magnet is disposed in a visual field area of a lens system of the image capturing device and the image capturing device can capture the foreign substance attracted onto the incident surface of the transparent spacer member.

US Pat. No. 10,767,747

LOAD DISTRIBUTION DEVICE

Smart Manufacturing Techn...

1. A device for transmitting a motive force from a prime mover to first and second transfer shafts, comprising:an input shaft having a longitudinal axis;
a load transfer member, wherein the load transfer member engages the input shaft and rotates around an axis perpendicular to the longitudinal axis of the input shaft;
a first input shaft gear associated with the input shaft and a second input shaft gear associated with the input shaft;
a first transfer shaft having a first transfer gear configured to engage the first input shaft gear and a second transfer shaft having a second transfer gear configured to engage the second input shaft gear;
wherein the first and second input shaft gears engage the load transfer member at different locations thereon for transmitting the motive force from the input shaft to the first and second transfer shafts, and such that the load transfer member is able to rotate less than 360 degrees; and
wherein the first and second input shaft gears are mounted to the input shaft indirectly via the load transfer member.

US Pat. No. 10,767,745

PULLEY FOR A CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSMISSION

1. A pulley for a continuously variable transmission comprising:a fixed sheave having an axis of rotation;
a movable sheave axially movable relative to the fixed sheave;
a spider axially fixed relative to the fixed sheave and rotationally fixed relative to the movable sheave, the movable sheave being disposed axially between the spider and the fixed sheave;
a biasing member biasing the movable sheave axially away from the fixed sheave;
at least one centrifugal actuator comprising an arm pivotally connected to one of the movable sheave and the spider, the arm pivoting away from the one of the movable sheave and the spider as a speed of rotation of the pulley increases, the arm having a thrust portion, the arm having a first outer profile at the thrust portion; and
at least one roller assembly comprising a roller rotationally connected to another one of the movable sheave and the spider, the roller having a track portion having a second outer profile complementary to the first outer profile, the thrust portion of the arm of the at least one centrifugal actuator pushing against the track portion of the roller of the at least one roller assembly as the arm pivots away from the one of the movable sheave and the spider, thereby moving the movable sheave axially toward the fixed sheave, the roller receiving the thrust portion of the arm on the track portion such that the thrust portion of the arm remains in contact with the track portion of the roller, the arm and the roller thereby transferring axial and rotational forces between the spider and the movable sheave, a cross section of the first outer profile of the thrust portion of the arm, taken along a first plane parallel to a pivot axis of the arm, being convex, and a cross section of the second outer profile of the track portion of the roller, taken along a second plane containing a rotation axis of the roller, being concave.

US Pat. No. 10,767,744

GEARS AND GEAR COMBINATIONS

VICTREX MANUFACTURING LIM...

1. An anti-backlash gear comprising:a gear wheel and gear teeth,
wherein each gear tooth comprises first and second flanks, a top face and a bottom face,
wherein for each gear tooth each flank extends from the top face to the bottom face, wherein the gear teeth comprise a polymeric material which comprises a repeat unit of formula I
wherein t1, and w1 independently represent 0 or 1 and v1 represents 0, 1 or 2, and wherein for each gear tooth at least one of said flanks comprises two or more surfaces arranged to form a single protrusion extending along the at least one said flank such that a tooth thickness of each gear tooth varies between the top face and the bottom face of said gear tooth in a direction parallel to an axis of rotation of the gear wheel in operation, wherein the single protrusion, in use, is elastically deformable so as to absorb backlash.

US Pat. No. 10,767,743

DIFFERENTIAL GEARING FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE

AUDI AG, Ingolstadt (DE)...

1. A differential gearing for a motor vehicle, comprising:a ring gear, which has an external toothing system and which can be driven by a pinion of the motor vehicle, and with a differential unit which can be driven by the ring gear for rotational speed compensation between wheels of the motor vehicle that can be driven by the pinion via the differential unit, wherein the differential unit has an internal gear, which can be driven by the ring gear and has an internal toothing system, the wheels being drivable by way of said internal gear, wherein, in relation to a torque flow from the ring gear to the internal gear, a coupling device is arranged between the ring gear and the internal gear, and said coupling device can be moved between at least one coupled position, in which the internal gear is coupled to the ring gear, and at least one decoupled position, in which the internal gear is decoupled from the ring gear;
wherein the differential unit is designed as a Ravigneaux set and the internal gear comprises a first planetary gear set, meshing with the internal gear; a second planetary gear set, meshing with the first planetary gear set; a first sun gear, meshing with the first planetary gear set; and a second sun gear, meshing with the second planetary gear set; and a planetary gear carrier, on which the planetary gear sets are mounted.

US Pat. No. 10,767,740

TENSIONER

TSUBAKIMOTO CHAIN CO., O...

1. A tensioner comprising:a plunger having a plunger hole that is open on a rear side; a housing having a plunger accommodating hole that is open on a front side and accommodates the plunger; a main biaser that is accommodated inside an oil pressure chamber and that is formed between the plunger and the plunger accommodating hole so as to expand and contract, and urging the plunger toward the front side; and a pressure adjusting mechanism adjusting oil pressure in the oil pressure chamber,
the pressure adjusting mechanism including a cylinder part, a piston unit set inside the cylinder part so as to be able to approach and separate from the oil pressure chamber and partitioning a space formed between the plunger and the housing into the oil pressure chamber and an adjustment space, and a piston biaser biasing the piston unit toward the oil pressure chamber,
between the cylinder part and the piston unit a liquid tight condition being kept at any place between a position where the piston unit has moved closest to the oil pressure chamber and a position where the piston unit has moved closest to the adjustment space,
wherein the pressure adjusting mechanism includes an inner sleeve set inside the plunger accommodating hole, a piston spring as the piston biaser is set in the inner sleeve, and the inner sleeve is fitted with the piston unit, and
wherein the inner sleeve includes a sleeve through hole that extends from an inner circumferential surface to an outer circumferential surface thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,767,737

SMART SELF-ADAPTIVE PLANETARY TRANSMISSION DEVICE WITH SMALL TOOTH NUMBER DIFFERENCE

CISDI ENGINEERING CO., LT...

1. A smart self-adaptive planetary transmission device with a tooth number difference, comprising a left planetary gear, a right planetary gear, a left-end disk, a right-end disk, a housing and a connection member, wherein an end of the connection member sequentially runs through the left planetary gear and the right planetary gear in an axial direction; end parts of both ends of the connection member are fixedly connected to the left-end disk and the right-end disk respectively; the left planetary gear is engaged with both a tooth profile on the left-end disk and a tooth profile on the housing; the right planetary gear is engaged with a tooth profile on the right-end disk and the tooth profile on the housing wherein the transmission device further comprises an input shaft and an output shaft; the input shaft is supported on the right-end disk through a first end surface bearing, and the input shaft is in transmission connection with the right planetary gear through a tumbler bearing; and the output shaft is supported on the left-end disk through the first end surface bearing, and the output shaft is in transmission connection with the left planetary gear through the tumbler bearing.

US Pat. No. 10,767,731

POWER CONVERTING DEVICE FROM TIMBER DRIVE ROLLERS TO AN ATTACHED IMPLEMENT

GSE TECHNOLOGIES, LLC, H...

1. A transmission device coupled to a timber processor energy source having a plurality of processor driving rollers, the processor energy source providing energy to an attached implement through the transmission device, the transmission device comprisinga body having a front face, a back face, lateral side faces, a top, a bottom, an imaginary horizontal axis extending between the lateral side faces, an imaginary vertical axis extending between the top and the bottom, the body being detachably attachable to the processor energy source;
two pairs of driven rollers, each pair being driven by one of the processor driving rollers, the driven rollers being supported between the top and the bottom of the body so that they are rotatable about axes that are parallel to the vertical axis in response to the processor driving rollers;
two reverse gears, each of the reverse gears being in communication with each pair of driven rollers, each reverse gear transferring rotational energy from the driven rollers;
an idler roller in communication with one of the reverse gears; and
a propeller shaft and associated propeller shaft gear, the propeller shaft gear rotating in unison with the idler roller and one of the reverse gears, the propeller shaft being supported by the body and extending between the top and bottom faces, the propeller shaft having an axis of rotation that is parallel to the vertical axis of the body and delivering rotational energy to the attached implement.

US Pat. No. 10,767,729

CHAIN COMPOSED OF DIFFERENT PITCH LINKS WITH REPEATED SEQUENCE

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A product comprising a linking member having links arranged in rows, the rows connected together by pins defining multiple pitch lengths of the linking member, wherein each pitch length in the multiple pitch lengths is defined between an adjacent pair of the pins; anda driving pulley assembly and a driven pulley assembly each rotatable on a pulley axle,
wherein the linking member connects the driving pulley assembly with the driven pulley assembly,
wherein the linking member includes teeth extending from the links inwardly toward the pulley axles, the teeth disposed at consistently spaced intervals along the linking member, wherein some of the teeth may each be aligned with one of the pins along the linking member,
wherein each of the rows has at least one link, the rows arranged along the linking member in a repeating sequence of the multiple pitch lengths, wherein each of the multiple pitch lengths is a discrete length that is different from at least some others of the multiple pitch lengths;
wherein all the links in each respective row are identical,
wherein the multiple pitch lengths include at least one of:
an “a” pitch length and a “b” pitch length, with the teeth separated from one another by a first distance equal to a sum of the “a” pitch length plus the “b” pitch length; or
the teeth separated from one another by a second distance equal to half of a sum of three of the “a” pitch length plus the “b” pitch length.

US Pat. No. 10,767,725

AMPLITUDE-MODULATING VIBRATOR FOR PREDICTIVE MAINTENANCE MODELING

DENSO INTERNATIONAL AMERI...

1. A vibration device for generating various vibration signatures, the vibration device comprising:a lower plate having a lower elongated slot defined therein;
an upper plate spaced from the lower plate by a distance and having an upper elongated slot defined therein;
a fastener connecting the upper and lower plates and extending through the upper and lower elongated slots, wherein the fastener is adjustable in a vertical direction to alter the distance between the lower plate and the upper plate, and wherein the fastener is adjustable in a horizontal direction along the upper and lower slots; and
a vibrator fastened to the upper plate via the upper elongated slot.

US Pat. No. 10,767,724

ISOLATOR FOR USE WITH ENGINE THAT IS ASSISTED OR STARTED BY AN MGU OR A MOTOR THROUGH AN ENDLESS DRIVE MEMBER

Litens Automotive Partner...

1. An isolator for isolating a device driven by an engine via an endless drive member, comprising:a shaft adapter that is connectable with a shaft of the device;
a rotary drive member that is engageable with the endless drive member;
a first isolation spring arrangement that is positioned to transfer torque between the shaft adapter and the rotary drive member; and
a position-based damping structure that is positioned to transfer torque via a frictional damping force between the rotary drive member and the shaft adapter at a selected amount of relative movement therebetween, wherein the selected amount of relative movement is selected to be less than a maximum permitted amount of flexure of the first isolation spring arrangement,
wherein the frictional damping force increases with increased movement beyond the selected amount of relative movement between the shaft adapter and the rotary drive member,
wherein the damping structure includes a spreader member, a force transfer member, a friction member, a thrust member, and a biasing arrangement that applies a normal force urging the friction member against the thrust member to generate the frictional damping force therebetween,
wherein the spreader member rotates with one of the rotary drive member and the shaft adapter,
wherein the force transfer member is positioned to transfer movement of the spreader member to progressively flex the biasing arrangement,
such that relative movement between the rotary drive member and the shaft adapter beyond the selected amount of relative movement, drives the spreader member to drive the force transfer member to progressively increase flexure of the biasing arrangement, which in turn progressively increases the normal force urging the friction member against the thrust member, thereby progressively increasing the frictional damping force.

US Pat. No. 10,767,722

MOUNT FOR SUBFRAME

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

1. A mount for a subframe of a vehicle, said mount having a cylindrical shape, containing magnetorheological fluid in a fluid tight manner, and configured to be disposed on the subframe at a position where the subframe is supported by a vehicle body, the mount comprising:upper and lower fluid chambers;
a middle fluid chamber, including an axial path extending in a direction of an axis of the mount and an axis-perpendicular path extending in a direction perpendicular to the axis, the middle fluid chamber being disposed between the upper and lower fluid chambers;
and a magnetic member,
wherein:
one end of the axial path communicates with one of the upper and lower fluid chambers,
another end of the axial path communicates with one end of the axis-perpendicular path, and another end of the axis-perpendicular path communicates with the other of the upper and lower fluid chambers;
the magnetic member forms magnetic paths passing through the axial path of the middle fluid chamber in directions perpendicular to the axis, and passing through the axis perpendicular path in the direction of the axis, in a state where excitation current is applied to a coil wound about the axis;
and wherein a plurality of partition members extend radially to partition the upper and lower fluid chambers into sectors of a hollow cylinder.

US Pat. No. 10,767,720

METHOD FOR LEAF SPRINGS MADE OF FIBER-REINFORCED PLASTIC WITH INTEGRATED EYE BUSHINGS, AND LEAF SPRING MADE OF FIBER-REINFORCED PLASTIC

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A method for producing a fiber-reinforced leaf spring for use in a motor vehicle, the method comprising:forming an elongate leaf spring main body with a first eye bushing at a first end and a second eye bushing at a second end using at least a first layer and a second layer of a plastic and/or composite material;
guiding each of the layers along a centerline of the leaf spring main body to form the leaf spring main body and to form the first and second eye bushings;
wrapping the first layer around a first bushing element having a first center axis in a first circumferential direction and around a second bushing element having a second center axis in the same, first circumferential direction such that a first end region of the first layer terminates adjacent to the first bushing, a second end region of the first layer terminates adjacent to the second bushing and is spaced apart from the first end region of the first layer, and a central region of the first layer between the first and second end regions is guided along only a first side of a curved spring centerline; and
wrapping the second layer in a second circumferential direction, counter to the first circumferential direction, around the first bushing element and in the same, second circumferential direction around the second bushing element such that a first end region of the second layer terminates adjacent to the first bushing, a second end region of the second layer terminates adjacent to the second bushing and is spaced apart from the first end region of the second layer, and a central region of the second layer between the first and second end regions is guided along only a second side of the curved spring centerline, the second side of the spring centerline opposite to the first side of the spring centerline.

US Pat. No. 10,767,716

ROAD VEHICLE BRAKING SYSTEM WITH FORCED RECIRCULATION OF THE BRAKE LIQUID

FERRARI S.P.A., Modena (...

1. A braking system (12) for a road vehicle (1); the braking system (12) comprises:a first brake disc (14);
a second brake disc (14);
a first brake caliper (15), which embraces the first brake disc (14), supports a pair of first pads (16) made of friction material, and is provided with at least one first hydraulic piston (17), which can be operated so as to simultaneously press, on both sides, the first pads (16) against the first brake disc (14);
a second brake caliper (15), which embraces the second brake disc (14), supports a pair of second pads (16) made of friction material, and is provided with at least one second hydraulic piston (17), which can be operated so as to simultaneously press, on both sides, the second pads (16) against the second brake disc (14);
a hydraulic circuit (18) containing a brake liquid, which is suited to be pressurized so as to operate the at least one first hydraulic piston (17) and the at least one second hydraulic piston (17), and comprising a hydraulic control unit (19), which is provided with an electrically controlled pump (20) designed to pressurize the brake liquid;
a first delivery pipe (22), which connects the hydraulic control unit (19) to the at least one first hydraulic piston (17) of the first brake caliper (15);
a second delivery pipe (22), which connects the hydraulic control unit (19) to the at least one second hydraulic piston (17) of the second brake caliper (15);
a return pipe (23), which is separate from and independent of the first delivery pipe (22) and connects the at least one first hydraulic piston (17) of the first brake caliper (15) to the hydraulic control unit (19);
a recirculation solenoid valve (24), which is interposed along the return pipe (23) and can be controlled so as to enable or forbid the circulation of the brake liquid along the return pipe (23); and
a control unit (21), which controls the recirculation solenoid valve (24) so as to normally forbid the circulation of the brake liquid along the return pipe (23) and, when the first and second hydraulic pistons (17) are not used to press first and second pads (16) against the first and second brake discs (14), respectively, for generating a braking force, controls the recirculation solenoid valve (24) so as to enable the circulation of the brake liquid along the return pipe (23) and operates the electrically controlled pump (20) so as to create a circulation of the brake liquid through the first delivery pipe (22) and through the return pipe (23);
wherein the second brake caliper (15) is not provided with a return pipe (23); and
wherein the recirculation solenoid valve (24) is a three-way valve, intercepts the return pipe (23) and the second delivery pipe (22), and is designed to take on a first braking configuration, in which it seals the return pipe (23) and connects the second delivery pipe (22) to the hydraulic control unit (19), and a second recirculation configuration, in which it seals the second delivery pipe (22) and connects the return pipe (23) to the hydraulic control unit (19).

US Pat. No. 10,767,715

PIVOTABLE ACTUATOR MOUNTING DEVICE

Bendix Spicer Foundation ...

1. An actuator assembly for an air brake system comprising:an actuator housing having a service portion;
two apertures in the service portion of the actuator housing of the actuator assembly;
two receiving portions affixed to an interior of the service portion at each of the two apertures; and
two mounting studs, each of the two mounting studs having a threaded portion at a first end and a rounded head opposite the first end, each rounded head inserted into each receiving portion, wherein each threaded portion is exterior to the actuator housing and the two mounting studs pivot in a plane parallel to an axis of the actuator assembly during installation of the actuator assembly to an associated air disc brake caliper.

US Pat. No. 10,767,714

DISK BRAKE HAVING A PAD-RETAINING CLIP AND A SECURING DEVICE, AND BRAKE PAD SET

KNORR-BREMSE Systeme fuer...

2. A disk brake for a vehicle, comprising:a brake disk with a brake disk axis of rotation;
a brake caliper with an application section and a rear section;
at least two brake pads with in each case one pad rear plate;
a pad retaining spring for each of the at least two brake pads;
a pad retaining clip configured to be detachably located on the brake caliper and preload the at least two brake pads in a radially-inward direction; and
a securing device configured to secure the pad retaining clip on the brake caliper, the securing device forming a detachable connection between the pad retaining clip and the pad rear plate of a rear side one of the at least two the brake pads,
wherein
the securing device has at least one bracket element and at least one retainer,
when in an installed state of the pad retaining clip, at least one section of the at least one bracket element engages with at least one section of the retainer, and
the securing device is configured such that during the mounting and dismounting of the pad retaining clip, the at least one section of the at least one bracket element is movable counter to a spring force of the at least one section of the at least one bracket element or of at least one section connected to the at least one section of the at least one bracket element, and
the retainer is formed as a clamp element and is attached to the pad rear plate of the rear-side brake pad.

US Pat. No. 10,767,711

SAFETY COUPLING

Voith Patent GmbH, Heide...

1. A safety coupling, comprising:a driving coupling member, a driven coupling member, and a frictional connection engaging said driving coupling member with said driven coupling member;
a release element configured to disconnect said frictional connection between said driving coupling member and said driven coupling member;
a centrifugal device configured to activate said release element for disconnecting said frictional connection;
said centrifugal device having a centrifugal unit moveably disposed to interact with a shift gate in dependence on a rotational speed of said driving coupling member and a slip between said driving coupling member and said driven coupling member;
said centrifugal device having a stop disposed to limit a centrifugal force applied to said centrifugal unit; and
said centrifugal unit including a rotatably supported main lever having an interacting side disposed to move in a radial direction in dependence on the rotational speed and to interact with the shift gate.

US Pat. No. 10,767,708

CLUTCH ASSEMBLY AND SYSTEM

LOGAN CLUTCH CORPORATION,...

1. Apparatus comprising:a clutch, wherein the clutch is operative to selectively engage a driver device and a driven device,
wherein the clutch includes
a disc housing, wherein the disc housing is in rotational connection with one of the driver device and the driven device,
a hub, wherein the hub is in rotational connection with the other of the driver device and the driven device,
wherein the hub extends in concentric relation and radially inward of the disc housing, wherein the hub and the disc housing are relatively rotationally movable,
a disc pack, wherein the disc pack includes
at least two axially spaced clutch discs, wherein each clutch disc is in operatively engaged rotational connection with one of the disc housing or the hub, and wherein each clutch disc is relatively axially movable with respect to each of the disc housing and the hub,
at least one separator disc, wherein each separator disc is axially intermediate of an adjacent pair of clutch discs, wherein each separator disc is in operatively engaged rotational connection with the other of the disc housing or the hub, and wherein each separator disc is axially movable with respect to each of the disc housing and the hub,
an annular piston, wherein the annular piston is axially movable in a piston cavity responsive to fluid pressure in the piston cavity, wherein the annular piston is in operative connection with the disc pack,
a valve, wherein the valve is selectively operative
to engage the clutch by application of fluid pressure to the piston cavity, wherein application of fluid pressure is operative to axially move the piston and engagingly compress the disc pack such that the clutch discs and the at least one separator disc rotate in engaged relation to rotationally connect the driving device and the driven device,
to disengage the clutch by release of fluid pressure from the piston cavity such that the disc pack is no longer engagingly compressed and the clutch discs and the at least one separator disc are rotatable independently and the driving device and the driven device are not rotationally connected,
a circuit,
wherein the circuit includes a timer and a data store,
wherein the data store includes data corresponding to a synchronization level value and an engagement time value,
wherein the circuit is in operative connection with the valve, and is operative to receive
an input speed signal indicative of rotational speed of the driver device,
an output speed signal indicative of rotational speed of the driven device, and
a clutch engage signal,
wherein the circuit is operative to cause
engagement of the clutch by delivery of fluid pressure to the piston cavity from the valve responsive at least in part to the clutch engage signal,
a determination responsive at least in part to the input speed and the output speed signals, that the driving device and the driven device have not achieved coordinated rotational movement at the synchronization level value within a time period corresponding to the engagement time value after the delivery of fluid pressure,
responsive at least in part to the determination, disengagement of the clutch by reducing fluid pressure delivered to the piston cavity from the valve.

US Pat. No. 10,767,704

BEARING REPAIR UNDER HIGH LOADING CONDITION

TRENDSETTER VULCAN OFFSHO...

1. A repair axial bearing system for supplanting a damaged axial bearing placed under axial load between a support and a supported member, wherein the damaged axial bearing includes bearing surfaces, the repair axial bearing system comprising:an arcuate rail located adjacent to the bearing surfaces of the damaged axial bearing and on one of an inner side or an outer side of the bearing surfaces of the damaged axial bearing, the arcuate rail having a first bearing surface;
one or more bolts, protruding upward from a raised portion that is coupled to the supported member, located adjacent to the bearing surfaces of the damaged axial bearing and on the other of the inner side or the outer side of the bearing surfaces of the damaged axial bearing;
a lever plate, including at least one low friction bearing pad mounted therein, the at least one low friction bearing pad having a second bearing surface, the lever plate further including one or more holes corresponding to the one or more bolts, wherein the one or more bolts extend through the one or more holes, the second bearing surface being configured to slide over the first bearing surface upon the lever plate being pressed against the raised portion; and
one or more nuts coupled to the one or more bolts on the lever plate for pressing the lever plate against the raised portion,
wherein a height of the arcuate rail is sized such that the bearing surfaces of the damaged axial bearing are axially unloaded and the first bearing surface and the second bearing surface of the repair axial bearing system are axially loaded as the lever plate is pressed against the raised portion.

US Pat. No. 10,767,701

CAGE AND ROLLER ASSEMBLY

JTEKT CORPORATION, Osaka...

1. A cage and roller assembly, comprising:a plurality of rollers configured to roll along a raceway surface provided on an outer periphery of a shaft; and
an annular cage that retains the rollers; wherein
the cage includes:
a pair of annular portions; and
a plurality of cage bars that couple the pair of annular portions together and are arranged at intervals in a circumferential direction,
the rollers are housed in pockets each formed between the pair of annular portions and between the cage bars that are adjacent to each other in the circumferential direction,
the cage has an inner recessed groove, the inner recessed groove being provided on a radially inner surface of one of the cage bars and extending through the annular portions in an axial direction,
each cage bar has (i) a cage bar body and (ii) detachment preventing portions located on respective sides of the cage bar body in the axial direction,
each detachment preventing portion has a radially outer portion, the radially outer portion connecting with a respective one of the annular portions,
an outer peripheral surface of each annular portion is a guide surface,
a radially outer surface of each radially outer portion is located on a radially inner side with respect to a respective one of the guide surfaces, and
an outer recessed groove is recessed radially inward from the radially outer surface, the outer recessed groove and the annular portion being continuously provided side by side in the axial direction.

US Pat. No. 10,767,698

BEARING CAGE AND USE THEREOF

1. A one-way snap-in cage for a deep groove ball bearing, comprising:an annular backbone portion, and
a hanging out portion extending from the backbone portion towards an axial side, the hanging out portion comprising:
a pocket for accommodating a rolling element of the bearing in a circumferential direction, and
a pocket connection used to connect adjacent pockets,
a bottom portion of the pocket being formed integrally with the backbone portion, and at other positions in the circumferential direction, the backbone portion extending in an axial direction to form the pocket connection, wherein
the ratio Hc/Dw of a radial size Hc of the cage in terms of thickness to the diameter Dw of the rolling element of the bearing satisfies the relation 17.679%?Hc/Dw?37.389%, and wherein
the radial size Hc of the cage is equal in value to half of the difference between the maximum outer diameter Dc_max and the minimum inner diameter Dc_min of the cage as follows in the equation:
Hc=(Dc_max?Dc_min)/2.

US Pat. No. 10,767,697

SLIDING CONTACT SURFACE-FORMING MATERIAL, SLIDE BEARING CONTAINING SAME, AND METHOD OF USING SAME IN A MOIST ENVIRONMENT

Oiles Corporation, Tokyo...

1. A method of minimizing friction between two surfaces during relative movement therebetween in a moist environment, said method comprising the steps of:placing a slide bearing between said surfaces,
placing said surfaces in said moist environment, and
moving said surfaces relative to one another in said moist environment,
wherein the slide bearing comprises a sliding contact surface-forming material comprising a reinforcing base impregnated with a resol phenolic resin having polytetrafluoroethylene resin dispersed therein,
the reinforcing base comprising a woven fabric formed by using, respectively as each of the warp and the weft, a ply yarn which is formed by paralleling at least two strands of:
a single twist yarn spun from fluorine-containing resin fiber, and
a single twist yarn spun from polyester fiber,
and by twisting them in a direction opposite to the direction in which the single twist yarns were spun; and
wherein the reinforcing base is a flat-woven fabric having a density of 36 to 44 ends/inch for the warp (vertical yarn), and 36 to 44 picks/inch for the weft (horizontal yarn),
wherein the single twist yarn spun from fluorine-containing resin fiber is a yarn of at least 400 denier,
wherein the single twist yarn spun from polyester fiber has at least No. 30 cotton count,
wherein each single twist yarn has a twist count of 260 to 300 T/m,
wherein the ply yarn has a twist count of 255 to 295 T/m,
and wherein the sliding contact surface-forming material contains 37 to 43.5% by weight of the resol phenolic resin, 13 to 26% by weight of the polytetrafluoroethylene resin, and 37 to 43.5% by weight of the reinforcing base.

US Pat. No. 10,767,691

MAGNETIC BEARING

Carrier Corporation, Pal...

1. A magnetic bearing (20) comprising:a rotor (22) to be supported for rotation about an axis (502);
a stator (24) extending from a first end (30) to a second end (32) and comprising:
one or more first permanent magnets (110);
one or more second permanent magnets (112) of polarity substantially opposite to a polarity of the one or more first permanent magnets;
at least three radial windings (40,42,44,46);
a first axial winding (34);
a second axial winding (36);
a first end pole (120); and
a second end pole (122),wherein:the rotor comprises a metallic core (160, 28) carrying an axially laminated metallic jacket (150); and
the first end pole and second end pole extend radially inboard of an inner diameter surface of the axially laminated metallic jacket.

US Pat. No. 10,767,687

BEARING STRUCTURE AND TURBOCHARGER

IHI Corporation, Koto-ku...

1. A bearing structure comprising:a bearing body;
a radial bearing surface formed in the bearing body and rotatably supporting a shaft;
a radial groove including a front wall surface portion and extending to one end of the radial bearing surface, the front wall surface portion being formed between a rear continuous portion positioned on the radial bearing surface and a front continuous portion positioned in front of the rear continuous portion in a rotation direction of the shaft, and extending from the front continuous portion along an imaginary line or extending forward from the front continuous portion relative to the imaginary line in the rotation direction, the imaginary line intersecting a tangent of the radial bearing surface at the front continuous portion at 30 degrees and extending from the front continuous portion in a direction separated from the shaft and backward in the rotation direction, in a cross-section orthogonal to an axial direction of the shaft;
a thrust bearing surface formed at an end surface of the bearing body, the thrust bearing surface including a plurality of land portions and a tapered portion, the plurality of land portions being separately provided in the rotation direction, and the tapered portion being formed between two of the land portions adjacent to each other in the rotation direction, the tapered portion being an inclined surface presenting a projection height that increases forward in the rotation direction; and
a thrust groove formed on the tapered portion of the thrust bearing surface and continuously formed from the radial groove in the thrust bearing surface and having a maximum width in the rotation direction larger than a maximum width of the radial groove in the rotation direction.

US Pat. No. 10,767,685

HANGABLE APPARATUS AND SYSTEMS AND METHODS THEREFOR

Medline Industries, Inc.,...

1. An apparatus, comprising:an item having a hanger with an upper edge, the hanger defining oppositely facing, separated C-shaped open apertures, separated by an extension bridge; wherein, the open apertures are defined by an opening in the upper edge that extends down to the oppositely facing, separated C-shaped open apertures and the extension bridge;
the hanger to fold along a fold line disposed along the extension bridge to cause the oppositely facing, separated C-shaped open apertures to face in a common direction.

US Pat. No. 10,767,681

DRILL POINT FASTENER

THE HILLMAN GROUP, INC., ...

1. A fastener comprising:an elongated shank;
a head at a distal end of the shank, the head adapted for receiving torque to rotate the fastener;
a drill point at a terminal end of the shank, which is opposite to the distal end;
a first thread provided along the shank between the drill point and the head; and
a second thread provided along the shank between the drill point and the head, wherein the second thread is radially located 180 degrees from the first thread, a major diameter of the first thread changes from a first diameter to a second diameter, and a major diameter of the second thread is equal to the first diameter.

US Pat. No. 10,767,677

BLIND FASTENER

SKY CLIMBER TOWER SOLUTIO...

1. A blind fastener, comprising:a sleeve (100) having a sleeve proximal end (120), a sleeve distal end (130), a sleeve length (155), a sleeve outer diameter (140), a sleeve inner diameter (150), and a sleeve thickness;
an expander (400) having an expander proximal end (410), an expander distal end (420), a tensioning section (450), a locking section (430), and an expansion section (440) between the tensioning section (450) and the locking section (430), wherein the expansion section (440) has an expansion section diameter (442), an expansion section length (448), and an expansion section transition (444), and a portion of the sleeve (100) has the sleeve inner diameter (150), in an initial state, less than the maximum expansion section diameter (442), wherein the locking section (430) has a locking section diameter (432), and the tensioning section (450) has a tensioning section diameter (452) and a tensioning section length (454), wherein the expansion section diameter (442) is at least 7.5% greater than the tensioning section diameter (452), and the sleeve length (155) of at least a portion of the sleeve (100) is greater than the expansion section length (448); and
a nut (500);
wherein a portion of the expander (400) passes through the sleeve (100) to cooperate with the nut (500) so that relative rotation of the expander (400) and nut (500):
(i) draws the expander distal end (420) toward the sleeve proximal end (120);
(ii) thereby drawing a portion of the expansion section (440) of the expander (400) into the sleeve (100) and expanding at least a portion of the sleeve (100) from the initial state to an expanded state; and
(iii) thereby drawing a portion of the locking section (430) past the sleeve distal end (130) toward the sleeve proximal end (120) and deforming at least a portion of the sleeve distal end (130) to a locked state.

US Pat. No. 10,767,675

DEPLOYABLE COMPLIANT MECHANISM

FLEXSYS, INC., Ann Arbor...

1. A compliant mechanism comprising:at least one set of two primary actuation dyads, each primary actuation dyad including two deformable members arranged at an angle relative to each other and intersecting at an intersection point, wherein the primary actuation dyads are flexible to move between a first position and a second position by elastic deformation of the primary dyads, wherein the second position is axially compressed relative to the first position, and the second position is radially expanded relative to the first position;
an end effector coupled to each of the primary actuation dyads at the intersection point thereof, the end effectors being moveable radially outward in response to the primary actuation dyads from the first position to the second position.

US Pat. No. 10,767,673

OVER-PRESSURE PROTECTION SYSTEM

Mueller International, LL...

1. An over-pressure protection system comprising:a main body comprising a main body housing, the main body housing defining a main body chamber;
an incompressible fluid received in the main body chamber, the fluid defining a fluid pressure;
a pressure sensor configured to measure fluid pressure of the incompressible fluid, the pressure sensor configurable in an activated mode and a deactivated mode;
a first barrier configured to move between a first position and a second position;
wherein the over-pressure protection system is configurable in an under-pressure configuration, wherein the pressure of the incompressible fluid is below a threshold pressure, and an over-pressure configuration, wherein the pressure of the incompressible fluid is equal to or above the threshold pressure; and
a control system configured to place the pressure sensor in the deactivated mode in the over-pressure configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,767,671

SHAFT COUPLING STRUCTURE AND FLUID PRESSURE APPARATUS

SMC CORPORATION, Chiyoda...

1. A shaft coupling structure configured to couple a shaft member to a counterpart member to be used in combination with the shaft member, the shaft coupling structure comprising:a stopper member attached to the shaft member so as to be relatively rotatable, and having a plurality of engagement projections protruding outward from the stopper member, the engagement projections being arranged at intervals in a circumferential direction; and
a plurality of slot grooves provided on a circumference of circle in the counterpart member, the plurality of engagement projections being inserted into the slot grooves, respectively, wherein the plurality of slot grooves include:
a plurality of inlet grooves opened at an end surface of the counterpart member and having a depth in an axial direction; and
a plurality of inclined engagement grooves connected to the plurality of inlet grooves and extending in a direction inclined from the circumferential direction, the plurality of inclined engagement grooves being engaged with the plurality of engagement projections, and
wherein the shaft member and the counterpart member are coupled together through the stopper member so as to be relatively unmovable in the axial direction.

US Pat. No. 10,767,666

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CONTROLLING A PNEUMATIC VALVE

1. A method for controlling a pneumatic starter air valve of a gas turbine engine, the method comprising:controlling the starter air valve in a first mode of operation by actuating a first solenoid of the starter air valve with a steady-state input signal;
allowing passage of the steady-state input signal to a second solenoid of the starter air valve to actuate the second solenoid and enable pressure regulation of the starter air valve;
controlling the starter air valve in a second mode of operation by actuating the first solenoid with a pulse-width modulation input signal; and
preventing passage of the pulse-width modulation input signal to the second solenoid to disable the pressure regulation in the second mode of operation.

US Pat. No. 10,767,632

TRANSITION PIECE FOR A WIND TURBINE

1. A transition piece for connecting a wind turbine to a foundation, the transition piece comprising:a floor and sidewalls connected to the floor;
a roof connected to the sidewalls, wherein an interior space is defined by the roof, the floor, and the sidewalls;
at least three leg sections extending radially outward from a central section; and
a connection area to be connected to the foundation, the connection area located at an outer end of the at least three legs distal to the central section.

US Pat. No. 10,767,631

POWER GENERATION SAILING SHIP AND A HYDROGEN PRODUCTION AND SUPPLY SYSTEM

Ouchi Ocean Consultant, I...

1. A method for using a power generation sailing ship comprising a sail provided on a deck, a water turbine connected to a front end of a shaft passing through a bow part hull shell plate and extending forward, a power generator disposed in a front body and connected to a rear end of the shaft, a hydrogen generator for electrolyzing water by electric power generated by the power generator, a plurality of storage tanks for storing aromatic compound and hydrogenated aromatic compound, a hydrogenated aromatic compound generator for reacting aromatic compound with hydrogen, a liquid feeder for feeding aromatic compound in a storage tank to the hydrogenated aromatic compound generator and feeding hydrogenated aromatic compound from the hydrogenated aromatic compound generator to a storage tank, and an unloader for unloading the hydrogenated aromatic compound from the storage tank, comprising the steps of emptying one of the storage tanks and filling others with aromatic compound, generating electric power by utilizing marine wind power energy, electrolyzing water by the generated electric power so as to generate hydrogen, feeding the aromatic compound from one of the storage tanks filled with the aromatic compound to the hydrogenated aromatic compound generator, feeding hydrogenated aromatic compound from the hydrogenated aromatic compound generator to the empty storage tank, thereby filling the empty storage tank with hydrogenated aromatic compound and emptying the one of the storage tanks filled with the aromatic compound, and repeating feeding the aromatic compound from one of the storage tanks filled with the aromatic compound to the hydrogenated aromatic compound generator and feeding hydrogenated aromatic compound from the hydrogenated aromatic compound generator to the empty storage tank, thereby replacing a whole quantity of the aromatic compound in the storage tanks with hydrogenated aromatic compound.

US Pat. No. 10,767,625

WIND TURBINE ROTOR BLADE

Wobben Properties GmbH, ...

1. A wind turbine rotor blade, comprising:a suction side,
a pressure side,
a blunt trailing edge,
a rotor blade root region,
a rotor blade tip, and
a trailing edge enlargement unit arranged at the blunt trailing edge and has at least two stages,
wherein the trailing edge enlargement unit has a first end, a second end, a first portion and a second portion,
wherein a transition from the blunt trailing edge to the first portion at the first end of the trailing edge enlargement unit is substantially non-perpendicular and a transition between the first and second portions is non-perpendicular,
wherein the blunt trailing edge and the trailing edge enlargement unit are provided in the rotor blade root region, and
wherein the second end of the trailing edge enlargement unit is blunt.

US Pat. No. 10,767,619

INTEGRATED SYSTEM FOR OPTIMAL EXTRACTION OF HEAD-DRIVEN TIDAL ENERGY WITH MINIMAL OR NO ADVERSE ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS

University of North Flori...

1. A system for optimal extraction of head-driven tidal energy with minimal negative environmental effects, the system comprising:a closed on-shore bladder located at a local mean sea level;
a closed off-shore bladder in communication with the on-shore bladder;
a liquid at least partially disposed within one of the on-shore bladder and the off-shore bladder, the liquid adapted to flow between the on-shore bladder and the off-shore bladder depending on a pressure differential between the bladders;
a turbine housing disposed between the on-shore bladder and the off-shore bladder; and
a hydropower turbine disposed within the turbine housing, wherein the turbine captures potential energy derived from head differentials over a tidal cycle between the on-shore bladder and the off-shore bladder;
wherein head-driven tidal energy is captured when a water level above the off-shore bladder rises or falls, thereby altering the pressure differential between the bladders, and thereby altering a flow velocity of the liquid between the off-shore bladder and the on-shore bladder.

US Pat. No. 10,767,614

FILTER ASSEMBLY FOR FUEL INJECTORS

Caterpillar Inc., Peoria...

1. A filter assembly for filtering hydraulic fluid in a hydraulically actuated fuel injector, the filter assembly comprising:a plurality of first rollers parallelly disposed one after the other, and defining first axes disposed in a first plane; and
a plurality of second rollers parallelly disposed one after the other, and defining second axes disposed in a second plane parallel to the first plane, each second roller of the plurality of second rollers being disposed between a consecutively arranged pair of first rollers of the plurality of first rollers to define one or more filtration zones for filtering the hydraulic fluid.

US Pat. No. 10,767,611

FUEL INJECTOR

WESTPORT POWER INC., Van...

1. A fuel injector for an internal combustion engine, comprising:a generally tubular outer valve needle arranged to control the injection of a first fuel from the fuel injector;
an inner valve needle slidably received in the outer valve needle arranged to control the injection of a second fuel from the fuel injector; and
a nozzle body assembly comprising a tip part and a needle guide part;
wherein the tip part defines a seating region for the outer valve needle; and
wherein the needle guide part comprises a guide bore for slidably receiving the outer valve needle and a lower bore region adjacent the tip part, the lower bore region of the needle guide part having a larger bore diameter than the guide bore and defining a cavity formed around the outer valve needle for receiving a biasing means and the first fuel.

US Pat. No. 10,767,607

FILTER ASSEMBLY FOR A FRESH AIR FILTRATION SYSTEM, FRESH AIR FILTRATION SYSTEM MADE THEREWITH, AND METHOD OF FILTERING FRESH AIR

Fluid Routing Solutions, ...

1. A filter assembly comprising a filter housing and at least one filter element supported within the housing, the housing having at least one inlet for receiving a fluid to be filtered and at least one outlet for discharging filtered fluid, wherein the at least one inlet and at least one outlet are on a common side of the housing;wherein the housing includes a base portion and a connector cap portion releasably coupled to the base portion, the base portion and the connector cap portion defining a chamber;
wherein the connector cap portion has a central passageway including a cylindrically-shaped portion extending into the chamber, and a plurality of openings adjacent the central passageway, and wherein the at least one filter element is supported in the chamber such that fluid flows from the plurality of openings to the central passageway via the at least one filter element;
wherein the at least one filter element is at least partially supported on the cylindrically-shaped portion of the connector cap portion; and
whereby fluid is drawn into the chamber via the plurality of openings and passes through the at least one filter element before being discharged from the chamber via the central passageway.

US Pat. No. 10,767,604

CONTROL DEVICE FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A control device for an internal combustion engine,the internal combustion engine including an EGR device that includes:
an EGR passage configured to connect an intake air passage of the internal combustion engine with an exhaust gas passage thereof;
an EGR cooler arranged at the EGR passage;
an EGR cooler bypass passage through which, when at least a part of EGR gas flowing through the EGR passage bypasses the EGR cooler, the at least a part of EGR gas flows; and
a flow-rate-ratio control valve equipped with a valve disc and capable of controlling, by adjustment of an opening degree of the valve disc, a flow rate ratio of a flow rate of a cooler passing-through gas that is an EGR gas flowing through the EGR cooler and a flow rate of a bypass passing-through gas that is an EGR gas flowing through the EGR cooler bypass passage,
wherein the control device is configured, when an opening degree control execution condition is met, to execute a vibration reduction control for controlling the flow-rate-ratio control valve such that the opening degree of the valve disc becomes greater than or equal to a vibration reduction opening degree that is greater than a minimum opening degree within an opening degree control range of the valve disc, and
wherein the opening degree control execution condition includes a requirement that a parameter that becomes greater when exhaust pulsation acting on the valve disc is greater is equal to or greater than a first threshold value.

US Pat. No. 10,767,601

VEHICLE EXHAUST GAS RECIRCULATION SYSTEM UTILIZING A LOW TEMPERATURE CIRCUIT-HIGH TEMPERATURE CIRCUIT CROSSOVER VALVE ASSEMBLY

Volvo Car Corporation, G...

1. An exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) system for a vehicle, the EGR system comprising:a high temperature (HT) circuit adapted to circulate a relatively higher temperature fluid within the EGR system;
a low temperature (LT) circuit adapted to circulate a relatively lower temperature fluid within the EGR system; and
a crossover (X) valve assembly adapted to selectively mix all or a portion of the relatively higher temperature fluid of the HT circuit with the relatively lower temperature fluid of the LT circuit fluidly coupled to both the HT circuit and the LT circuit, wherein the X valve assembly comprises a valve housing encompassing an inner wall adapted to rotationally define, in an inactive configuration, a LT chamber fluidly coupling a LT inlet port to a LT outlet port of the valve housing and a HT chamber fluidly coupling a HT inlet port to a HT outlet port of the valve housing, and, in an active configuration, a first mixing chamber fluidly coupling the HT inlet port to the LT outlet port of the valve housing and a second mixing chamber fluidly coupling the LT inlet port to the HT outlet port of the valve housing, and wherein the X valve assembly comprises a HT bypass mechanism adapted to bypass a portion of the relatively higher temperature fluid of the HT circuit around or through the X valve assembly from the HT inlet port to the HT outlet port of the valve housing.

US Pat. No. 10,767,599

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ONBOARD CANISTER PURGE VALVE FLOW MAPPING

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A method, comprising:controlling a duty cycle of a purge valve configured to regulate a purge flow from a fuel vapor storage canister to an intake of an engine during a canister purging event based on a degradation factor obtained by comparison of durations at which a predetermined pressure is reached in an evaporative emissions system at multiple purge valve activation levels, wherein the multiple purge valve activation levels include two or more different duty cycles of the purge valve.

US Pat. No. 10,767,597

COLLAPSIBLE DRAG LINK

ROHR, INC., Chula Vista,...

1. A thrust reverser system comprising:a pressure shell;
a blocker door pivotably coupled to the pressure shell; and
a drag link comprising:
a first segment pivotably coupled to a second segment, and
a third segment pivotably coupled to the second segment and the blocker door,
wherein the second segment is configured for nesting within the first segment and the third segment is configured for nesting within the second segment when the blocker door is in a stowed position.

US Pat. No. 10,767,596

NACELLE

Raytheon Technologies Cor...

1. A nacelle encircling an engine about an axis of rotation, comprising:an inlet cowling defining an inlet of the nacelle, wherein the inlet cowling comprises an inlet cowling outer surface defining an outermost circumferential surface of the inlet cowling and an inlet cowling aft edge spanning radially inward from the inlet cowling outer surface, wherein the inlet cowling aft edge comprises an aft edge length and an aft edge outer point which is the radially outermost point of the inlet cowling aft edge; and
a boat tail cowling disposed aft of the inlet cowling, wherein the boat tail cowling comprises a boat tail cowling outer surface defining an outermost circumferential surface of the boat tail cowling, and a boat tail cowling forward edge spanning radially inward from the boat tail cowling outer surface, wherein the boat tail cowling forward edge comprises a forward edge length and a forward edge outer point which is the radially outermost point of the boat tail cowling forward edge, wherein the boat tail cowling forward edge is disposed adjacent to and abutting the inlet cowling aft edge,
wherein the aft edge outer point of the inlet cowling aft edge is more radially outward than the forward edge outer point of the boat tail cowling forward edge, forming a step, the step being defined by a portion of the inlet cowling aft edge that is radially further outward than the forward edge outer point of the boat tail cowling forward edge.

US Pat. No. 10,767,595

POWER GENERATION USING ENTHALPY DIFFERENCE GRADIENT FOR SUBATMOSPHERIC REGENERATIVE PISTON ENGINE

M-Cycle Corporation Ltd.,...

1. A subatmospheric regenerative engine comprising:an M-regenerator including:
at least one dry channel capable of operatively receiving an outside airflow and passing thereof in a first direction forming an intermediate airflow;
at least one wet channel, adjacent to the at least one dry channel, and capable of passing the intermediate airflow in a second direction opposite to the first direction, thereby forming a saturated hot airflow, further acting as a first working fluid;
at least one product channel, adjacent to the at least one wet channel;
a first heat-conducting wall separating the at least one dry channel from the at least one wet channel, thereby establishing a first heat transfer therebetween; and
a second heat-conducting wall separating the at least one wet channel from the at least one product channel, thereby establishing a second heat transfer therebetween;
a water pipeline connecting a bottom of the at least one product channel with the at least one wet channel capable of operatively drawing water condensate from the at least one product channel to the at least one wet channel and forming a water layer therein;
a pipeline A disposed outside the M-regenerator, and capable of operatively receiving the first working fluid from the at least one wet channel;
a pipeline B disposed outside the M-regenerator, and capable of operatively receiving the outside airflow;
a source of heat capable of heating up the outside airflow in the pipeline B before drawing the outside airflow into the at least one dry channel;
a pipeline C disposed outside the M-regenerator, and capable of passing the first working fluid to the at least one product channel, thereby forming a second working fluid therein;
a pipeline D disposed outside the M-regenerator, and capable of passing the second working fluid from the at least one product channel;
a double-acting piston engine including:
a cylinder;
a piston capable of operatively dividing the cylinder into a compression zone and an expansion zone, said piston is capable of reciprocal motion within the cylinder thereby producing said mechanical power, and said piston is coupled with a shaft capable of outputting the mechanical power from the piston engine;
an intake expansion valve mounted in the cylinder and capable of controllably connecting said pipeline A with said expansion zone, thereby passing the first working fluid therethrough;
an exhaust expansion valve mounted in the cylinder and capable of controllably connecting said expansion zone with said pipeline C, thereby passing the first working fluid therethrough;
an intake compression valve mounted in the cylinder and capable of controllably connecting said pipeline D with said compression zone, thereby passing the second working fluid therethrough; and
an exhaust compression valve mounted in the cylinder and capable of controllably connecting said compression zone with the atmosphere, thereby passing the second working fluid therethrough.

US Pat. No. 10,767,586

PILOT CONTROL OF AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

Vitesco Technologies GmbH...

1. A method for the pilot control of a mixture preparation for an internal combustion engine, wherein the method comprises:determining a configuration of the internal combustion engine,
wherein the configuration is realized by a combination of discrete positions of a plurality of actuators which influence at least one operating parameter of the internal combustion engine;
determining a constant adaptation component of the mixture preparation which is fed back by an exhaust gas probe of the internal combustion engine;
storing the constant adaptation component and the associated configuration; and
performing pilot control of the mixture preparation with the constant adaptation component when the internal combustion engine is operated in the same configuration, the pilot control being performed without receiving feedback from the exhaust gas probe,
wherein the pilot control performed takes into account the constant adaptation component in an additive manner, with a first load of the internal combustion engine and in a multiplicative manner, different from the additive manner, with a second load of the internal combustion engine, wherein the first load is less than the second load.

US Pat. No. 10,767,115

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR CLARIFICATION OF PYROLYSIS OILS

RJ LEE GROUP, INC., Monr...

1. A method of processing pyrolysis oil comprisingadjusting the polarity of unfractionated pyrolysis oil with a nonpolar solvent causing precipitation of insoluble components,
effecting separation of insoluble components from said pyrolysis oil,
binding said insoluble components to clay,
combining said pyrolysis oil with said nonpolar solvent, and
separating the nonpolar solvent from the pyrolysis oil employing a method selected from the group consisting of a distillation column and a wiped film evaporator.

US Pat. No. 10,767,107

HYBRID ORGANIC/INORGANIC QUANTUM DOT COMPOSITE AND METHOD FOR PREPARING THE SAME

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A hybrid organic/inorganic quantum dot composite comprising:a quantum dot;
a polymer resin; and
a ligand,
wherein:
one end of the ligand and one end of the polymer resin are bonded by —Si—O—Si— bond,
another end of the ligand forms a chemical bond with the quantum dot,
another end of the polymer resin comprises a functional group capable of forming an additional chemical bond, and
the functional group is an unsaturated functional group selected from the group consisting of acryl, methacryl, vinyl, alkenyl and epoxy.

US Pat. No. 10,767,103

METHOD OF OBTAINING MINERAL OIL USING A SILICA FLUID

Evonik Operations GmbH, ...

15. A method of obtaining mineral oil, comprising the steps of:a) providing a dispersion comprising more than 5 wt.-% of surface-modified silica particles by:
a1) dispersing a mixed aluminium-silicon oxide powder having a ratio of the proportions by weight of Al2O3/SiO2 of 0.1:99.9-5:95 and Si atoms and Al atoms each bearing hydroxyl groups on the surface of the particles in an aqueous solution to an average particle diameter d50 40-200 nm and subsequently;
a2) adding the agent for surface modification;
a3) causing the mixture to react to obtain the dispersion comprising of surface-modified silica;
a4) optionally removing the hydrolysis product; and
a5) optionally adjusting the pH;
wherein the agent for surface modification is added in such an amount as to obtain a carbon content of 3-25% by weight, taking account of the hydroxyl groups, alkoxy groups or chloride groups detached in the hydrolysis, and
wherein the agent for surface modification is a silane selected from the group consisting of:
X4-a[Si—(CH2)n—Y—R]a with a=1, 2 or 3; preferably a=1; n=1, 2 or 3;
X=OH, OCH3, OC2H5, Cl; Y=—(OCH2—CH2)o?, o=5-15,
R=—H, —CH3,—C2H5, —OH, —OCH3, —OC2H5, —C(?O)OCH3, —C(?O)OC2H5, —O—C(?O)CH3, —O—C(?O)CH3, —CH(O)CH2 or a hydrolysate of —CH(O)CH2;
b) diluting the dispersion to obtain a fluid having a content of 0.01%-5% by weight of the surface modified mixed aluminium-silicon oxide particles, and having a pH of the aqueous phase of 7?pH?8.5 or adjusting the pH to this range;
c) introducing this fluid into a mineral oil deposit via a first well in contact with this mineral oil deposit;
d) recycling a mixture comprising the fluid and mineral oil via the first well or a further well; and
e) separating the mineral oil from the mixture.

US Pat. No. 10,767,097

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

SAUDI ARABIAN OIL COMPANY...

1. An invert emulsion drilling fluid, comprising:a water in oil emulsion;
an invert emulsifier to stabilize the water in oil emulsion in an amount operable to stabilize the water in oil emulsion;
a fatty acid mixture of C16 and C18 saturated linear alpha carboxylic acids;
a 36 carbon fatty dimer diol;
a filtration control agent; and
an inorganic mineral including one or more of lime, calcium chloride, and barite;
wherein the invert emulsion drilling fluid is formulated without clay.

US Pat. No. 10,767,095

HYBRID PARTICLE MIX FOR SEAL AND PLUG QUALITY ENHANCEMENT

Saudi Arabian Oil Company...

1. A lost circulation material (LCM) composition, the composition comprising:a first plurality of particles produced from date tree seeds, wherein each of the first plurality of particles produced from date tree seeds has a diameter in the range of 1000 microns to 4000 microns; and
a second plurality of particles produced from scrap tires, wherein each of the second plurality of particles produced from scrap tires has a diameter in the range of 2000 microns to 8000 microns,
wherein the first plurality of particles comprise an amount in the range of 50% by weight to 80% by weight and the second plurality of particles comprise an amount in the range of 50% by weight to 20% by weight; and
wherein the LCM has a coefficient of resiliency of at least 0.5 and prevents the loss of whole mud in the lost circulation zone.

US Pat. No. 10,767,090

METHOD AND COMPOSITION FOR DUST CONTROL

Ecolab USA Inc., St. Pau...

1. A composition comprising:a pile having an exposed surface and comprising particulate material that forms dust particles when handled, processed, or contacted; and
a binder disposed within the pile, wherein the binder forms a gel within the pile,
wherein the binder consists of carboxymethylcellulose, solvent, and a viscosity adjustment agent
wherein the viscosity adjustment agent is selected from the group consisting of alkylating agents, monoethanolamine, diethanolamine, triethanolamine, diethanol coconut amide, 2-amino-2-methyl-1-propanol, and any combination thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,767,085

SEMICONDUCTOR-BONDING RESIN COMPOSITION, SEMICONDUCTOR-BONDING SHEET, AND SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE USING SEMICONDUCTOR-BONDING SHEET

KYOCERA CORPORATION, Kyo...

1. A semiconductor-bonding sheet being a sheet-shaped molded body made of a semiconductor-bonding resin composition, the semiconductor-bonding resin composition containing:(A) a bismaleimide resin having an aliphatic hydrocarbon group on a main chain;
(B) a curing agent;
(C) a filler containing electrically conductive particles having a specific gravity of 1.1 to 5.0; and
(D) silver microparticles having an average particle size of 10 to 300 nm.

US Pat. No. 10,767,082

POLYMER COMPOSITIONS FOR UV CURABLE PRIMERS

Dow Global Technologies L...

1. A composition comprising at least the following:A) at least one modifier selected from a) through d) below:
a) R1R2C?CR3—(CO)—Z (Formula A),
wherein R1, R2 and R3 are each, independently, selected from the following: H; alkyl; heteroalkyl; aryl; heteroaryl; —C(O)—OH; or —R—C(O)—OH, where R is alkylene;
Z is selected from the following: —OH; —O—R—OH, where R is alkylene; —NR?R?, where R? and R? are each independently H or alkyl; —N(H)—R??OH, where R?? is alkylene; silane;

 and wherein two or more atoms of Formula A may optionally form a ring structure;
b) an acrylate-containing oligomer that has an Mn?1500 g/mol, and an acid value from 50 to 500 mg KOH/g;
c) a random terpolymer comprising, in polymerized form, vinyl chloride, vinyl acetate, and at least one of the following: a hydroxyl-containing alkyl acrylate, a hydroxyl-containing alkyl methacrylate, or a combination thereof;
d) or any combination of a) through c);
B) at least one chlorinated olefin-based polymer and/or at least one functionalized chlorinated olefin-based polymer;
C) at least one styrene-based block interpolymer or derivative thereof; and
D) at least one compound selected from the group consisting of the following:

wherein, for Formula D1, R is independently selected from the group consisting of the following; substituted or unsubstituted hydrocarbylenes, and substituted or unsubstituted hetero-hydrocarbylenes, and x is an integer ?1;
wherein, for Formula D2, R is independently selected from the group consisting of the following; substituted or unsubstituted hydrocarbylenes, and substituted or unsubstituted hetero-hydrocarbylenes, and x?1.

US Pat. No. 10,767,081

CHEMICAL MECHANICAL POLISHING SLURRY COMPOSITION FOR POLISHING POLYCRYSTALLINE SILICON FILM

1. A chemical mechanical polishing slurry composition for polishing a polycrystalline silicon film, comprising:a solvent; a polishing agent; a pH adjuster; and
at least one additive selected from the group consisting of a compound represented by Chemical Formula 1 below, a compound represented by Chemical Formula 2 below, and a tautomer thereof:

in Chemical Formula 1,
R1 is hydrogen, —SH, a linear or branched C1-C6 alkyl, a linear or branched C1-C6 alkylamine, or a linear or branched C1-C6 alkylthiol, and
R2 is hydrogen, —NH2, —NHCH3, a linear or branched C1-C6 alkyl or a C5-C10 aryl,

in Chemical Formula 2, R3 is hydrogen or a linear or branched C1-C20 alkyl,
R4 is a linear or branched C2-C8 alkylene,
R5 is hydrogen or

R6 is a linear or branched C1-C8 alkylene,
R7 is hydrogen or a linear or branched C1-C20 alkyl, and
n is 0 or 1,
wherein the pH of the polishing slurry composition is 2 to 5.

US Pat. No. 10,767,071

LIQUID MATERIAL FOR FORMING THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECT AND MATERIAL SET FOR FORMING THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECT, THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECT PRODUCING METHOD AND THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECT PRODUCING APPARATUS

Ricoh Company, Ltd., Tok...

1. A liquid consisting of:a solvent;
a cross-linking agent which comprises a metal salt;
a water-soluble resin having a weight average molecular weight of greater than or equal to 50,000;
optionally, a stabilizing agent which is at least one selected from the group consisting of a compound that comprises an amino group, a compound that comprises a phosphono group, a gluconic acid, and a salt of the gluconic acid; and
optionally, at least one selected from the group consisting of a surfactant, a defoamer, a pH adjustor, an antiseptic/fungicide, a chelate agent, and an anti-rust agent,
wherein the liquid is used for forming a three-dimensional object made of a powder that comprises an organic material and a base material,
wherein the liquid is capable of dissolving the organic material, and
wherein the cross-linking agent is cross-linkable with the organic material.

US Pat. No. 10,767,064

INK JET INKS HAVING IR-ABSORBING DYE

AGFA NV, Morstel (BE)

1. An ink jet ink comprising:water;
a water-soluble organic solvent;
a resin; and
an anionic heptamethine cyanine dye including a substituted or unsubstituted five or six membered ring in a chain of the anionic heptamethine cyanine dye, the anionic heptamethine cyanine dye having a maximum absorption between 800 nm and 1200 nm and including a structural moiety according to formula I or formula II:

wherein
L1 and L2 independently represent a substituted or unsubstituted alkylene group;
R1 is selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen, a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted alkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted alkynyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted aralkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted alkaryl group, a substituted or unsubstituted aryl or heteroaryl group, a halogen, a hydroxyl, an alkoxy group, a thioether, a sulfoxide, a sulfone, a sulfonic acid or salt thereof, a carboxylic acid or salt thereof, an ester, an amide, and an amine;
M represents a hydrogen or a counterion that compensates for a negative charge of the sulfonate group MO3S;
R2 and R3 are independently selected from the group consisting of a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted alkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted alkynyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted aralkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted alkaryl group, and a substituted or unsubstituted aryl or heteroaryl group, and R2 and R3 may represent atoms necessary to form a substituted or unsubstituted five to eight membered ring; and
R4 and R5 are independently selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen, a substituted or unsubstituted alkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted alkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted alkenyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted aralkyl group, a substituted or unsubstituted alkaryl group, a substituted or aryl or heteroaryl group, a halogen, a hydroxyl, an alkoxy group, a thioether, a sulfoxide, a sulfone, a sulfonic acid or salt thereof, a carboxylic acid or salt thereof, an ester, an amide, and an amine, and R4 and R5 may represent atoms necessary to form a substituted or unsubstituted five to eight membered ring.

US Pat. No. 10,767,063

AQUEOUS INKJET INKS

AGFA-Gevaert NV, Mortsel...

1. An aqueous inkjet ink comprising:an immobilized leuco dye;
a color developing agent or a color developing agent precursor; and
an optothermal converting agent; wherein
the leuco dye is immobilized by being covalently bonded to polymeric particles or by being included in a core of capsules including a polymeric shell surrounding the core;
the immobilized leuco dye is physically separated from the color developing agent or the color developing agent precursor by the polymeric shell of the capsule; and
the aqueous inkjet ink has a viscosity less than 50 mPa·s at 25° C. and a shear rate of 90 s?1.

US Pat. No. 10,767,052

POLYCARBONATE RESIN COMPOSITION

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

1. A polycarbonate resin composition comprising:a first copolycarbonate comprising a repeating unit represented by Chemical Formula 1 below, a repeating unit represented by Chemical Formula 2 below, and a repeating unit represented by Chemical Formula 3 below; and
a second copolycarbonate comprising a repeating unit represented by Chemical Formula 1 below and a repeating unit represented by Chemical Formula 4 below:

wherein, in Chemical Formula 1,
R1 to R4 are each independently hydrogen, a C1-10 alkyl, a C1-10 alkoxy, or a halogen, and
Z1 is a C1-10 alkylene unsubstituted or substituted with a phenyl, a C3-15 cycloalkylene unsubstituted or substituted with a C1-10 alkyl, O, S, SO, SO2, or CO,

wherein, in Chemical Formula 2,
each X1 is independently a C1-10 alkylene,
each R5 is independently hydrogen; a C1-15 alkyl unsubstituted or substituted with an oxiranyl, an oxiranyl-substituted C1-10 alkoxy, or a C6-20 aryl; a halogen; a C1-10 alkoxy; an allyl; a C1-10 haloalkyl; or a C6-20 aryl, and
n is an integer of 10 to 200,

wherein, in Chemical Formula 3,
each X2 is independently a C1-10 alkylene,
each Y1 is independently hydrogen, a C1-6 alkyl, a halogen, a hydroxy, a C1-6 alkoxy, or a C6-20 aryl,
each R6 is independently hydrogen; a C1-15 alkyl unsubstituted or substituted with an oxiranyl, an oxiranyl-substituted C1-10 alkoxy, or a C6-20 aryl; a halogen; a C1-10 alkoxy; an allyl; a C1-10 haloalkyl; or a C6-20 aryl, and
m is an integer of 10 to 200,

wherein, in Chemical Formula 4,
Z2 is a C1-10 alkylene unsubstituted or substituted with a phenyl, a C3-15 cycloalkylene unsubstituted or substituted with a C1-10 alkyl, O, S, SO, SO2, or CO, and
l is an integer of 1 to 10,
wherein the second copolycarbonate has a weight average molecular weight of 50,000 to 100,000 g/mol,
wherein in the first copolycarbonate, a weight ratio of the repeating unit represented by Chemical Formula 1 to total weight of the repeating unit represented by Chemical Formula 2 and the repeating unit represented by Chemical Formula 3 is 1:0.001 to 1:0.2, and
wherein the first copolycarbonate and the second polycarbonate are contained in a weight ratio 1:1 to 1:2.

US Pat. No. 10,767,045

COMPATIBILIZED COMPOSITIONS, ARTICLES FORMED THEREFROM, AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURE

SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES...

1. A thermoplastic composition comprising:a polycarbonate terpolymer comprising first repeating units, second repeating units different from the first repeating units, and third repeating units different from the first and second repeating units; and wherein
the first repeating units are phthalimidine carbonate units of the formula

wherein
Ra and Rb are each independently a C1-12 alkyl, C2-12 alkenyl, C3-8 cycloalkyl, or C1-12 alkoxy,
each R3 is independently a C1-6 alkyl,
R4 is hydrogen, C2-6 alkyl or phenyl optionally substituted with 1 to 5 C1-6 alkyl groups,
p, q, and j are each independently 0 to 4;
the second repeating units are carbonate units of the formula
whereinRc and Rd are each independently a C1-12 alkyl, C2-12 alkenyl, C3-8 cycloalkyl, or C1-12 alkoxy,
each R6 is independently C1-3 alkyl or phenyl,
Xa is a C6-12 polycyclic aryl, C3-18 mono- or polycycloalkylene, C3-18 mono- or polycycloalkylidene, (Q1)x-G-(Q2)y- group wherein Q1 and Q2 are each independently a C1-3 alkylene, G is a C3-10 cycloalkylene, x is 0 or 1, and y is 1; and
m and n are each independently 0 to 4; and
the third repeating units are carbonate units of the formula
whereinRe and Rf are each independently C1-12 alkyl, C2-12 alkenyl, C3-8 cycloalkyl, or C1-12 alkoxy,
a and b are each independently integers of 0 to 4, and
Xb is a single bond, —O—, —S—, —S(O)—, —S(O)2—, —C(O)—, or C1-32 bridging hydrocarbon group, provided that Xb is not a phthalimidine group or Xa; and
a second polycarbonate component, wherein the second polycarbonate component comprises
a first copolycarbonate consisting of bisphenol A carbonate units and first additional carbonate units of the formula

wherein
Rc and Rd are each independently a C1-12 alkyl, C2-12 alkenyl, C3-8 cycloalkyl, or C1-12 alkoxy,
each R6 is independently C1-3 alkyl or phenyl,
Xa is a a C6-12 polycyclic aryl, C3-18 mono- or polycycloalkylene, C3-18 mono- or polycycloalkylidene, (Q1)x-G-(Q2)y- group wherein Q1 and Q2 are each independently a C1-3 alkylene, G is a C3-10 cycloalkylene, x is 0 or 1, and y is 1; and
m and n are each independently 0 to 4;
or a second copolycarbonate consisting of bisphenol A carbonate units and second additional carbonate units of the formula

wherein
Ra and Rb are each independently a C1-12 alkyl, C2-12 alkenyl, C3-8 cycloalkyl, or C1-12 alkoxy,
each R3 is independently a C1-6 alkyl,
R4 is hydrogen, C1-6 alkyl or phenyl optionally substituted with 1 to 5 C1-6 alkyl groups,
p, q, and j are each independently 0 to 4,
or a combination comprising the first copolycarbonate and the second copolycarbonate,
wherein the composition has a haze of less than 15% and a transmission greater than 75%, each measured using the color space CIE1931 with Illuminant C and a 2° observer at a 3.2 mm thickness.

US Pat. No. 10,767,043

AROMATIC POLYCARBONATE RESIN COMPOSITION AND MOLDED ARTICLE OF THE SAME

Mitsubishi Enigineering-P...

1. An aromatic polycarbonate resin composition consisting of:100 parts by mass of an aromatic polycarbonate resin (A);
0.001 to 0.1 parts by mass of a phosphite stabilizer (B-I) having a Spiro ring skeleton;
0.03 to 0.3 parts by mass of a phosphite stabilizer (B-II) represented by formula (II);
0.05 to 2 parts by mass of a polybutylene glycol compound (C) having a number average molecular weight of 200 to 800; and
0.0005 to 0.2 parts by mass of an epoxy compound (D),

where R21 to R25 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, an aryl group having 6 to 20 carbon atoms, or an alkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms,
wherein the phosphite stabilizer (B-I) having a spiro ring skeleton is bis(2,6-di-tert-butyl-4-methylphenyl)pentaerythritol diphosphate, and
wherein a mass ratio of a content of the phosphite stabilizer (B-I) and a content of the phosphite stabilizer (B-II) is phosphite stabilizer (B-I):phosphite stabilizer (B-II) within a range of 1:1 to 1:30.

US Pat. No. 10,767,029

AGGLOMERATED SUPERABSORBENT POLYMER PARTICLES COMPRISING CLAY PLATELETS WITH EDGE MODIFICATION AND/OR SURFACE MODIFICATION

1. Agglomerated superabsorbent polymer particles obtained by a method comprising the steps of:a) providing precursor superabsorbent polymer particles having a first mass average particle size 1mAvPS, and
b) mixing the precursor superabsorbent polymer particles with a solution comprising
i) homogeneously dispersed therein, clay platelets with opposing basal platelet surfaces and platelet edges;
ii) one or more clay surface modification compound(s) and/or clay edge modification compound(s); and,
iii) polymerizable monomers and/or oligomers, or
iv) crosslinkable polymers,
c) polymerizing the mixed solution if the solution comprises polymerizable monomers and/or oligomers or crosslinking the mixed solution if the solution comprises crosslinkable polymers,
wherein the clay platelets from step (b) are hydrophilic and are linked to said superabsorbent polymer particles to provide agglomerated superabsorbent polymer particles having a second mass average particle size 2mAvPS which is at least 25% greater than the first mass average particle size 1mAvPS;
wherein the agglomerated superabsorbent polymer particles have an average swelling rate to reach 20 g/g of more than 1.00 g/g/s according to the Free Swell Rate (FSR) test method, when the agglomerated superabsorbent polymer particles have a size below 850 ?m; and
have a Centrifuge Retention Capacity (CRC) value of from 18 g/g to 40 g/g as measured according to the CRC test method.

US Pat. No. 10,767,027

MAGNETICALLY-RECOVERABLE CATALYSTS FOR DEPOLYMERIZATION

The Regents of the Univer...

1. A method for depolymerizing a polymer, the method comprising:providing the polymer and a reactant in the presence of a magnetic catalyst, wherein the magnetic catalyst comprises a magnetic core and a shell comprising a metal-organic framework;
incubating the polymer and the magnetic catalyst at an elevated temperature, thereby forming a monomer within a reaction mixture; and
applying a magnetic field, thereby separating the magnetic catalyst from the monomer and the reactant, if any.

US Pat. No. 10,767,017

RESIN COMPOSITION, METHOD FOR PRODUCING RESIN COMPOSITION, FILM FORMATION METHOD, AND CURED PRODUCT

Tokyo Ohka Kogyo Co., Ltd...

1. A resin composition comprising a silicon-containing resin component and a solvent, whereinthe silicon-containing resin component comprises (II) a mixture of a resin having a polysilane structure (II-1) and a resin having a polysiloxane structure (II-2), and
the solvent comprises a terpene compound having at least one group selected from the group consisting of a hydroxy group and an acetoxy group,
wherein the polysiloxane structures (II-2) comprises a hydrolyzed and condensed structure of at least one silicon compound selected from the group consisting of silicon compounds represented by the following general formulas (A-1-1) to (A-1-4):
R1R2R3SiX1  (A-1-1)
R4R5SiX22  (A-1-2)
R6SiX33  (A-1-3)
SiX44  (A-1-4)
wherein X1 to X4 are each independently a hydrolyzable group, and wherein R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, and R6 are each independently a hydrogen atom or an organic group, and hydrogen atoms in the organic group may be substituted with a halogen atom, and
wherein the polysilane structure (II-1) comprises a structure corresponding to at least one selected from the group consisting of polysilane compounds represented by the following general formulas (A-2-1) and (A-2-2):
(R7R8R9Si)a1(R10R11Si)a2(R12Si)a3(Si)a4  (A-2-1)
wherein R7, R8, R9, R10, R11, and R12 are each independently a hydrogen atom, a hydroxyl group, or a monovalent organic group, Si atoms do not bond to each other via R7, R8, R9, R10, R11 or R12, but form an Si—Si bond, and a1, a2, a3, and a4 are each independently a molar fraction, a1+a2+a3+a4=1, 0?a1?1, 0?a2?1, 0?a3?1, and 0?a4?1,

wherein Ra1 and Ra2 each independently represents a hydrogen atom, a hydroxyl group, or an organic group, and n represents an integer of 5 to 20.

US Pat. No. 10,767,007

POLYCARBONATE RESIN, METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME, AND OPTICAL LENS

MITSUBISHI GAS CHEMICAL C...

1. A polycarbonate resin comprising a structural unit represented by general formula (1):
wherein X represents a C1-4 alkylene group; and a and b each independently represent an integer of 1 to 10.

US Pat. No. 10,767,006

HYDROGENATION OF TYROSINE DERIVED POLYARYLATES

MEDTRONIC, INC., Minneap...

1. A method for synthesizing a polyarylate having the formula:the method comprising:dissolving a second polyarylate having the formula:
with DMF in a flask to produce a first solution;starting a flow of nitrogen;
adding a catalyst to the first solution to produce a polymer solution;
starting a flow of hydrogen;
filtering the polymer solution through a filtration agent to produce a filtrate; and
adding the filtrate to water and stirring to precipitate the polyarylate,
wherein a first amount of the catalyst is added to the first solution to produce a first catalyst suspension,
wherein a second amount of the catalyst is added to the first catalyst suspension to produce a second catalyst suspension, and
wherein a third amount of the catalyst is added to the second catalyst suspension to produce a third catalyst suspension.

US Pat. No. 10,767,003

PROCESS FOR PRODUCING FUNCTIONALIZED POLYTHIOPHENES

1. A process for producing a liquid composition comprising functionalized ?-conjugated polythiophenes, the process comprising:i) providing a liquid phase comprising
a) thiophene monomers of formula (I)

wherein
X and Y are identical or different and are independently selected from O, S, and NR1, wherein R1 is hydrogen or an aliphatic or aromatic residue having 1 to 18 carbon atoms; and
A is an organic residue carrying an anionic functional group;
b) an oxidizing agent; and
c) a solvent;
ii) oxidatively polymerizing the thiophene monomers of formula (I) to obtain the liquid composition;wherein(?1) the pH of the liquid phase provided in process step i) is adjusted to a value below 7.0, wherein the pH is determined at a temperature of 20° C.; and
(?2) the chloride content of the liquid phase provided in process step i) is less than 10000 ppm, based on the total weight of the liquid phase.

US Pat. No. 10,767,000

BPA-FREE COATINGS

BATTELLE MEMORIAL INSTITU...

1. A method for preparing an acetoacetyl group (AAG) composition comprising:providing a poly-functional compound comprising two or more functional groups, each functional group independently being hydroxy, amino, or alkenyl, at least a portion of the poly-functional compound being a polyol derived from one or more of a pyrolyzed bio-oil and an alkoxylated pyrolyzed bio-oil, provided that the poly-functional compound is not a triglyceride-derived oil; and
reacting the poly-functional compound under conditions effective to form the AAG composition by one or more of:
contacting the poly-functional compound with a ketene compound, wherein the poly-functional compound comprises at least one hydroxy group;
contacting the poly-functional compound with a ?-ketoester, wherein the poly-functional compound comprises at least one hydroxy or amino group;
contacting the poly-functional compound with a peroxo reagent and one or more of: a ?-ketoimide, a ?-ketoester, and a ?-ketoacid, wherein the poly-functional compound comprises at least one alkenyl group; and contacting the poly-functional compound with a mercaptoalkanol in the presence of an initiator effective to form a mercaptoalkanol-substituted compound; the poly-functional compound comprising at least one alkenyl group; and further reacting the mercaptoalkanol-substituted compound with one or more of: the ?-ketoester and the ?-ketoacid.

US Pat. No. 10,766,995

POLYURETHANES

Strait Access Technologie...

1. A medical implant device comprising a partially crosslinked polyurethane polymer made from reacting methylene diphenyl diisocyanate (MDI) and a hydrogenated polybutadiene diol (HPBD) soft segment having a functionality of 1.9 to 2.2 and a number average molecular weight of ˜1000-3000; said polymer comprising a chain extender, which is selected from one or more of a diamine, an alkanolamine, 1,4-butane diol (BDO), ethane diol (EDO), ethylene glycol, and hexane diol (HDO); said polymer further comprising a crosslinker; and said polymer having a linear elastic region in a range from 5 to 100%.

US Pat. No. 10,766,992

RESIN AND RESIST COMPOSITION

SUMITOMO CHEMICAL COMPANY...

1. A resist composition comprisinga resin comprising structural units derived from compounds represented by the formula (i) and
an acid generator;

US Pat. No. 10,766,989

FLUOROELASTOMER COMPOSITION

SOLVAY SPECIALITY POLYMER...

1. A fluoroelastomer composition [composition (C)] comprising:at least one vinylidene-fluoride based fluoroelastomer comprising recurring units derived from vinylidene fluoride (VDF) and from at least one additional (per)fluorinated monomer different from VDF [fluoroelastomer (A)];
at least one basic compound [base (B)];
at least one pyridinium salt [salt (P)] complying with any of formulae (P-1) to (P-12):
wherein:each of J and J?, equal to or different from each other, is independently at each occurrence C—R* or N, wherein R* is H or a C1-C12 hydrocarbon group;
E is N or a group of formula C—RoH;
Z is a divalent hydrocarbon group comprising from 1 to 12 carbon atoms;
W is a bond or is a bridging group selected from the group consisting of divalent hydrocarbon groups comprising from 1 to 12 carbon atoms and divalent fluorocarbon groups comprising from 1 to 12 carbon atoms;
the group sketched with symbol:
in formula (P-11) and (P-12) designates an aromatic mono- or poly-nuclear ring condensed to the pyridinium-type aromatic ring, which may comprise one or more additional nitrogen atoms, optionally quaternized nitrogen atoms, in the ring(s);each of R1H, R2H, R3H, R4H, R5H, R6H, R7H, R8H, R9H, R10H, R11H, R12H, R13H, R14H, R15H, R16H, R17H, R18H, R19H, R20H, R21H, R22H, R23H, R24H, R25H, R26H, R27H, R28H, R29H, R30H, R31H, R32H, R33H, R34H, R35H, R36H and RoH, equal to or different from each other, is independently at each occurrence —H or a group of formula [group (alpha-H)]:
wherein Ra, and Rb, equal to or different from each other, are independently H or a hydrocarbon C1-C6 group;Y, equal to or different from each other, is independently oxygen or a C1-C12 hydrocarbon group, optionally comprising one or more than one heteroatoms selected from N, O, S and halogens;
A(m?) is an anion having valency m;with the provisio that(i) when salt (P) is of formula (P-1) at least two of R1H, R2H, and RoH are groups (alpha-H);
(ii) when salt (P) is of formula (P-2) R3H and R4H are groups (alpha-H);
(iii) when salt (P) is of formula (P-3), at least two of R5H, R6H, R7H, and R8H are groups (alpha-H);
(iv) when salt (P) is of formula (P-4), at least two of R9H, R10H, R11H, R12H, and RoH are groups (alpha-H);
(v) when salt (P) is of formula (P-5), at least two of R13H, R14H, and RoH are groups (alpha-H);
(vi) when salt (P) is of formula (P-6), at least two of R15H, R16H, R17H, and RoH are groups (alpha-H);
(vii) when salt (P) is of formula (P-7), at least two of R18H, R19H, R20H, R21H, and RoH are groups (alpha-H);
(viii) when salt (P) is of formula (P-8), at least two of R22H, R23H, R24H, and RoH are groups (alpha-H);
(ix) when salt (P) is of formula (P-9), at least two of R25H, R26H, R27H, and R28H are groups (alpha-H);
(x) when salt (P) is of formula (P-10), at least two of R29H, R30H, R31H, R32H, and R28H are groups (alpha-H);
(xi) when salt (P) is of formula (P-11), at least two of R33H, R34H, and R28H are groups (alpha-H); and
(xii) when salt (P) is of formula (P-12), at least two of R35H, R36H and RoH are groups (alpha-H).

US Pat. No. 10,766,987

CROSSLINKED POLYOLEFINS FOR BIOMEDICAL APPLICATIONS AND METHOD OF MAKING SAME

Innolene LLC, Miami, FL ...

1. A method of preparing a copolymer comprising:polymerizing at least one branched alkene monomer and at least one olefin monomer having a pendant benzocyclobutene (BCB) group to form a copolymer comprising a random distribution of a plurality of constitutional units that include constitutional units corresponding to the at least one branched alkene monomer and constitutional units corresponding to the at least one olefin monomer having a pendant BCB group;
wherein the polymerizing includes a carbocationic polymerization reaction involving i) forming a mixture that includes the at least one branched alkene monomer and at least one initiator compound to initiate a polymerization reaction of the at least one branched alkene monomer, wherein the mixture does not include the at least one olefin monomer having a pendant BCB group, and ii) adding both the at least one branched alkene monomer and the at least one olefin monomer having a pendant BCB group to the polymerization reaction of i) without terminating the carbocationic polymerization reaction.

US Pat. No. 10,766,985

OLEFIN POLYMER AND PREPARATION METHOD THEREOF

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

1. An olefin polymer,wherein the olefin polymer has SF of 65 or more which is calculated by the following Equation 1:
SF=Mw/104+5/(Mw/105)*exp(ratio of increase in elongational viscosity)  [Equation 1]
in the above equation 1, Mw means a weight average molecular weight,
the ratio of increase in elongational viscosity is a value in which the highest elongational viscosity value measured for the olefin polymer at Hencky strain rate of 1 s?1 at 170° C. using an elongational viscosity fixture attached to the ARES rheometer is divided by the elongational viscosity value of the extrapolated straight line at the time when the highest elongational viscosity value is obtained, wherein the extrapolated straight line is a straight line in which a straight line having the average slope of the section where the elongational viscosity increases steadily with time is extended to a section where the elongational viscosity increases sharply while maintaining the above average slope,
wherein a ratio of increase in elongational viscosity is 2.5 or more and 5.0 or less,
wherein a weight average molecular weight of the olefin polymer is 100,000 to 160,000 g/mol, and
wherein the olefin polymer is prepared by a method comprising: a step of polymerizing an olefin monomer in the presence of a hybrid supported catalyst comprising a carrier, a crosslinking type transition metal compound represented by the following Chemical Formula 1 that is supported on the carrier, and a non-crosslinking type transition metal compound represented by the following Chemical Formula 2 that is supported on the carrier:

wherein in the above Chemical Formulae 1 and 2, M1 and M2 are the same as or different from each other, and each independently represent Ti, Zr or Hf,
X1, X2, X3 and X4 are the same as or different from each other, and each independently represent any one of halogen, a nitro group, an amido group, an alkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, an alkoxy group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, an alkoxyalkyl group having 2 to 20 carbon atoms, a silyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, an alkenyl group having 2 to 20 carbon atoms, an aryl group having 6 to 20 carbon atoms, a sulfonate group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, and a sulfone group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms,
T is C, Si, Ge, Sn or Pb,
Q1 and Q2 are the same as or different from each other, and each independently represent any one of hydrogen, halogen, an alkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, a heterocycloalkyl group having 2 to 20 carbon atoms, an alkoxy group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, an alkoxyalkyl group having 2 to 20 carbon atoms, a carboxylate having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, an alkenyl group having 2 to 20 carbon atoms, an aryl group having 6 to 20 carbon atoms, and a heteroaryl group having 5 to 20 carbon atoms,
R1 to R6 are the same as or different from each other, and each independently represent any one of hydrogen, an alkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, an alkoxy group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, an alkoxyalkyl group having 2 to 20 carbon atoms, a silyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, a silylalkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, a silyloxyalkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, an alkenyl group having 2 to 20 carbon atoms, and an aryl group having 6 to 20 carbon atoms,
R7 to R14 are the same as or different from each other, and each independently represent any one of hydrogen, an alkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, an alkoxy group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, an alkoxyalkyl group having 2 to 20 carbon atoms, a silyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, a silylalkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, a silyloxyalkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, an alkenyl group having 2 to 20 carbon atoms, and an aryl group having 6 to 20 carbon atoms, or one or more pairs of adjacent substituents of R7 to R14 are connected with each other to form a substituted or unsubstituted aliphatic or aromatic ring, and
R15 to R24 are the same as or different from each other, and each independently represent any one of hydrogen, an alkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, an alkoxy group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, an alkoxyalkyl group having 2 to 20 carbon atoms, a silyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, a silylalkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, a silyloxyalkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms, an alkenyl group having 2 to 20 carbon atoms, and an aryl group having 6 to 20 carbon atoms, or one or more pairs of adjacent substituents of R15 to R24 are connected with each other to form a substituted or unsubstituted aliphatic or aromatic ring.

US Pat. No. 10,766,984

HIGH PRESSURE POLYETHYLENE PRODUCT COOLING

ExxonMobil Chemical Paten...

1. A process for producing an ethylene-based polymer, the process comprising:a. compressing ethylene monomer to a pressure of at least 122 MPa;
b. in a high pressure reactor, forming a product mixture comprising an ethylene-based polymer from the compressed ethylene monomer; and
c. cooling the product mixture in a product cooler located downstream of the high pressure reactor and subsequently reducing a pressure of the product mixture in a high-pressure let down valve downstream of the product cooler.

US Pat. No. 10,766,982

CATIONIC POLYMERIZATION OF OLEFINS USING GREEN ACIDS

1. A process for cationically polymerizing olefin monomers in a controlled manner in a reaction mixture, the cationic polymerization process comprising:contacting olefin monomers and a catalytically effective amount of an initiating composition containing (A) a recyclable coinitiator, (B) a solubilizing agent, (C) an initiator, and optionally, (D) a nucleophilic additive, to form a reaction medium;
wherein the recyclable coinitiator (A) is selected from aluminum, gallium, and
indium perfluorinated organosulfonates of the formula (I):wherein M is a metal selected from aluminum, gallium, and indium, and R1, R2, and R3 are the same or different, and are selected from the group consisting of perfluoroalkylsulfonate or perfluoroarylsulfonate;
wherein the solubilizing agent (B) is any compound soluble in the reaction medium that contains an n-donor atom and allows the recyclable coinitiator to induce controlled polymerization;
wherein the initiator (C) is a compound selected from the group consisting of (i) carbocation synthons having the formula (II):

wherein R4 is selected from an alkyl group, an aromatic group, and combinations thereof, wherein R5, and R6 are the same or different and are selected from an alkyl group, an aromatic group, an H, and combinations thereof, wherein n is an integer greater than or equal to 1 and is the number of initiator sites, and wherein X is selected from the group consisting of a functional group that the Lewis acid coinitiator abstracts to form an initiating carbocation, halogenium ion synthons, Brønsted acids, and silicenium ion synthons having the formula (III):

wherein R7, R8, and R9 are the same or different and are selected from an alkyl group, an aromatic group, and combinations thereof, wherein n is an integer greater than or equal to 1 and is the number of initiator sites, and wherein X is the functional group that the Lewis acid coinitiator abstracts to form an initiating silicenium ion; and
wherein the optional nucleophilic additive (D) is any compound that assists in controlling polymerization as allowed by the solubilizing agent, either by decreasing the ionicity of the system, or by stabilizing the propagating carbocation, or through increasing the anion nucleophilicity.

US Pat. No. 10,766,980

PROCESS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF ULTRA HIGH MOLECULAR WEIGHT POLYETHYLENE

SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES...

1. A process for the production of ultra high molecular weight polyethylene, the process comprising polymerizing ethylene in the presence of a catalyst system that comprises:(I) a catalyst which is a solid reaction product obtained from the reaction of:
a) a hydrocarbon solution containing
1) an organic oxygen containing magnesium compound or a halogen containing magnesium compound, and
2) an organic oxygen containing titanium compound and
b) an aluminium compound of the formula AlRaX(3-a) where R is a hydrocarbyl group containing 3-10 carbon atoms, X is an halogenide, and 0 (II) aluminium compound having the formula AlR3 in which R is a hydrocarbon radical containing 1-10 carbon atom, wherein
the molar ratio of aluminium from (b): titanium from (a) is higher than 3:1, and the average particle size of the catalyst ranges between 0.01 ?m and 1.0 ?m.

US Pat. No. 10,766,979

BIS-IMINE PYRIDINE COMPLEX OF LANTHANIDES CATALYTIC SYSTEM COMPRISING SAID BIS-IMINE PYRIDINE COMPLEX AND PROCESS FOR THE (CO)POLYMERIZATION OF CONJUGATED DIENES

VERSALIS S.P.A., (IT)

1. A process for (co)polymerization of conjugated dienes comprising:(co)polymerizing the conjugated dienes in the presence of a catalytic system comprising: (a) a bis-imine pyridine complex of lanthanides having general formula (I):

wherein:
R1 and R2, equal to or different from each other, represent a hydrogen atom; or they are selected from linear or branched C1-C20 alkyl groups, cycloalkyl groups optionally substituted, aryl groups optionally substituted;
R3 and R4, equal to or different from each other, represent a hydrogen atom; or they are selected from linear or branched C1-C20 alkyl groups, cycloalkyl groups optionally substituted, aryl groups optionally substituted;
or R2 and R4 can be optionally bound to each other so as to form, together with the other atoms to which they are bound, a saturated, unsaturated or aromatic cycle containing from 3 to 6 carbon atoms, optionally substituted with linear or branched C1-C20 alkyl groups, said cycle optionally containing other heteroatoms;
or R1 and R3 can be optionally bound to each other so as to form, together with the other atoms to which they are bound, a saturated, unsaturated or aromatic cycle containing from 3 to 6 carbon atoms, optionally substituted with linear or branched C1-C20 alkyl groups, said cycle optionally containing other heteroatoms; and
X1, X2 and X3, equal to or different from each other, represent a halogen atom; or they are selected from linear or branched C1-C20 alkyl groups, —OCOR5 or —OR5 groups wherein R5 is selected from linear or branched C1-C20 alkyl groups; and
(b) at least one co-catalyst; wherein the co-catalyst contains aluminum and the molar ratio (Al/Nd) between the aluminum (Al) present in the co-catalyst (b) and neodymium (Nd) present in the bis-imine pyridine complex of lanthanides (a) having general formula (I) ranges from 100 to 1,000;
wherein the (co)polymers of conjugated dienes have a content of 1,4-cis units 98%.

US Pat. No. 10,766,975

CATALYST COMPOSITIONS AND USE THEREOF

ExxonMobil Chemical Paten...

1. A catalyst compound represented by the formula:
wherein: a dotted line indicates a dative bond;
M is a group 4 metal;
z is 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, or 12, provided that when z is 0, then there is a direct bond between the phenyl rings in place of the (CH2)z group;
each of R1, R4, R5, R6, R7, R8, R9, R10, R11, R12, R13, R14, R15 and R16 is, independently, hydrogen, a substituted C1 to C40 hydrocarbyl group, a C1 to C40 unsubstituted hydrocarbyl group, or a heteroatom, provided that any of adjacent R groups may form a fused ring or multicenter fused ring system where the rings may be aromatic, partially saturated or saturated, and provided that R9 and R10 may not form a bridge;
each of R2 and R3, is, independently, hydrogen, a substituted C1 to C40 hydrocarbyl group, a C1 to C40 unsubstituted hydrocarbyl group, or a heteroatom, provided that R2 and R3 may not form a bridge; and
each X is, independently, a substituted C1 to C40 hydrocarbyl group, a C1 to C40 unsubstituted hydrocarbyl group, a hydride, an amide, an alkoxide, a sulfide, a phosphide, a halide, an amine, a phosphines, an ethers, a combination thereof, where two X's optionally form a part of a fused ring or a ring system.

US Pat. No. 10,766,920

CERTAIN CHEMICAL ENTITIES, COMPOSITIONS, AND METHODS

NEUPHARMA, INC., Foster ...

1. A compound of Formula I:
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein:
R1, R2, R3, R5, R6, R9, R10, R11 and R12 are independently chosen from hydrogen, hydroxy, optionally substituted alkyl, optionally substituted cycloalkyl, optionally substituted alkenyl, optionally substituted alkynyl, optionally substituted alkoxy, optionally substituted aryloxy, optionally substituted heteroaryloxy, optionally substituted heterocycloalkyloxy, optionally substituted aminocarbonyloxy, optionally substituted acyloxy, optionally substituted alkoxycarbonyloxy, and optionally substituted amino; or
R1 and R2, or R5 and R6, or R9 and R10, or R11 and R12 mutually independently, together in each case denote an oxo group (?O);
R4 is hydroxy, or R4 and R5 may optionally be joined together with any intervening atoms to form an oxirane ring;
R7 is chosen from hydrogen, hydroxy, optionally substituted alkoxy, optionally substituted aryloxy, optionally substituted heteroaryloxy, optionally substituted heterocycloalkyloxy, optionally substituted aminocarbonyloxy, optionally substituted acyloxy, optionally substituted alkoxycarbonyloxy, and optionally substituted amino;
R8 is chosen from hydrogen, optionally substituted alkyl, optionally substituted cycloalkyl, optionally substituted alkenyl, and optionally substituted alkynyl; or
R7 and R8 together denote an oxo group (=O);
R13 is chosen from hydrogen, optionally substituted alkyl, and formyl;
Z is OR14 or NR15R16;
R14 is alkyl substituted with optionally substituted heterocycloalkyl;
R15 is hydrogen;
R16 is chosen from optionally substituted alkyl, optionally substituted cycloalkyl, or optionally substituted heterocycloalkyl;
W1 is chosen from:

W2 is chosen from hydrogen, optionally substituted alkyl, optionally substituted cycloalkyl, optionally substituted alkenyl, and optionally substituted alkynyl;
n is selected from 0 and 1; and
represents a single bond or a double bond;
provided that when R4 is OH, R13 is methyl, W1 is
(2-oxo-2H-pyran-5-yl), and R1, R2, R3, R5, R6, R7, R8, R9, R10, R11, and W2 are hydrogen then R12 is not hydrogen; andwhen Z is NR15R16, R4 and R5 are joined together with any intervening atoms to form an oxirane ring.

US Pat. No. 10,766,911

COORDINATIVE ALIGNMENT OF MOLECULES IN CHIRAL METAL-ORGANIC FRAMEWORKS

The Regents of the Univer...

1. A method of coordinative alignment (CAL) to determine the structure of target molecules, comprising coordinative aligning and crystalizing the target molecules within a chiral metal organic framework (MOF), wherein:(i) the target molecules bind to the interior of the MOF through covalent and/or ionic bonds, and are oriented in pores of the MOF such that reduced vibrations and restricted orientations by the bonds enable structural determination of the oriented target molecules by diffraction methods like single crystal x-ray diffraction;
(ii) chiral symmetry of the MOF serves as a reference for determining the absolute configuration of the bound target molecules, such that the chiral environment of the pore enables enantioselective crystallization of the target molecules in the pores, which can be applied to crystallize one enantiomer from a recemic mixture;
(iii) the MOF provides sufficiently large single crystals so that the crystals diffract enough for the structure determination, and functionalities that can interact with incoming molecules, including open metal sites and organic functional groups, sufficient to make the covalent and/or ionic bonds with incoming target molecules; and
(iv) the target molecules are chiral, are of size to be bound within the pores of the MOF, and comprise organic functional groups sufficient to make the covalent and/or ionic bonds with the MOF,
wherein the functional groups of the target molecules are selected from carboxylic acid, primary alcohol, and phenol.

US Pat. No. 10,766,909

PROCESS FOR PREPARING HALOGENATED PYRIDINE DERIVATIVES

Bayer CropScience Aktieng...

1. A process for preparing a compound of formula (II)
wherein
Q and W are each independently halogen, and
Y is halogen, CO2R1 or NO2, where R1 is (C1-C6)-alkyl or (C1-C6)-haloalkyl,
wherein, in a first process step a), a compound of formula (I)

wherein W and Y each have the definitions given above,
is reacted with an organozinc base of structure (NR3R4)—Zn—R2 or (NR3R4)2—Zn wherein
R2 is halogen or O-pivaloyl and
R3 and R4 together form a —(CH2)4—, —(CH2)5— or —(CH2)2O(CH2)2— group, where each of these groups may optionally be substituted by 1, 2, 3 or 4 R5 radicals and R5 is selected from the group consisting of methyl, ethyl, n-propyl and i-propyl,
to give a compound of formula (IIIa) or formula (IIIb)

wherein W, Y and R2 each have the definitions given above,
wherein the step a) is conducted at a temperature between 30° C. and 80° C.,
and this compound of formula (IIIa) or (IIIb) is reacted in a second process step b) with a compound of the structure Q-X wherein X is halogen and Q has the abovementioned definition to give the compound of formula (II).

US Pat. No. 10,766,904

BICYCLIC HETEROARYL DERIVATIVES AS CFTR POTENTIATORS

Cystic Fibrosis Foundatio...

1. A compound of Formula IB:
wherein Hal is selected from the group consisting of chloro, bromo, and iodo;
Y is a five membered heteroaryl comprising one to four heteroatoms each of which is independently selected from the group consisting of N, O and S(O)n; wherein the heteroaryl is optionally substituted with one to three substituents each of which is independently selected from the group consisting of halo, C1-C6 alkyl and C1-C6 haloalkyl;
Z is phenyl, optionally substituted with one to three halo;
R1a and R1b are each independently selected from the group consisting of H, OH, halo, C1-C6 alkyl optionally substituted with one to three substituents each of which is independently selected from the group consisting of halo, —OH, C1-C3 alkoxy, C3-C7 cycloalkyl and a four to seven membered heterocycloalkyl comprising one to three heteroatoms each of which is independently selected from the group consisting of N, O and S(O)n, C3-C7 cycloalkyl optionally substituted with one to three substituents each of which is independently selected from the group consisting of —OH, halo and C1-C6 alkyl, and four to seven membered heterocycloalkyl comprising one to three heteroatoms each of which is independently selected from the group consisting of N, O and S(O)n; and wherein the four to seven membered heterocycloalkyl is optionally substituted with one to three substituents each of which is independently selected from the group consisting of —OH, halo and C1-C6 alkyl; or
R1a and R1b taken together with the carbon to which they are attached form a C3-C7 cycloalkyl or a four to seven membered heterocycloalkyl comprising one to three heteroatoms each of which is independently selected from the group consisting of N, O and S(O)n; and wherein the C3-C7 cycloalkyl or four to seven membered heterocycloalkyl are optionally substituted with one to three substituents each of which is independently selected from the group consisting of —OH, halo and C1-C6 alkyl; and
wherein n at each occurrence is independently 0, 1 or 2.

US Pat. No. 10,766,903

PIPERIDINE DERIVATIVES AS INHIBITORS OF UBIQUITIN SPECIFIC PROTEASE 7

ALMAC DISCOVERY LIMITED, ...

1. A compound of formula (I):
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, tautomer, stereoisomer or N-oxide derivative thereof, wherein:
R1 is H, OH or an optionally substituted alkyl group;
R2 is an optionally substituted C1-C6 alkyl, optionally substituted C2-C6 alkenyl, optionally substituted C2-C6 alkynyl, optionally substituted C3-C6 cycloalkyl, optionally substituted C4-C6 alkylcycloalkyl, optionally substituted C4-C6 aryl, optionally substituted C3-C6 heteroaryl, optionally substituted C4-C8 aryloxy, optionally substituted C7-C10 arylalkyl or optionally substituted C5-C10 heteroarylalkyl group; and
Q is selected from the group consisting of:

wherein:
R5a is H, halo, optionally substituted C1-C6 alkyl, or optionally substituted amino;
R5b is H, halo, optionally substituted C1-C6 alkyl, optionally substituted C2-C6 alkynyl, benzyl, optionally monosubstituted C3-C6 heteroaryl, optionally substituted C3-C6 heterocycloalkyl, optionally substituted C1-C6 alkoxy, NR?R?, or RaNR?R?,
wherein Ra is C1-C6 alkyl or C2-C6 alkenyl; and
wherein R? and R? are each independently selected from H, oxo-substituted C1-C6 alkyl, hydroxy-substituted C1-C6 alkyl, optionally substituted C1-C6 alkoxy, optionally substituted C3-C6 cycloalkyl, optionally substituted C1-C7 alkylamine, optionally substituted C2-C7 alkenylamine, optionally substituted C3-C10 heterocycloalkyl, optionally substituted C4-C10 aryl, optionally substituted C3-C10 heteroaryl, optionally substituted C5-C10 alkylaryl, optionally substituted C4-C10 alkylheterocycloalkyl, and C4-C6 alkylheteroaryl, or wherein R? and R? together form an optionally substituted C3-C8 heterocycloalkyl including the N to which they are attached;
R6a is H, optionally substituted C1-C6 alkyl, optionally substituted amino, optionally substituted C4-C6 aryl, optionally substituted C1-C6 sulfide, optionally substituted C1-C6 sulfonyl, or optionally substituted amino;
R6b is H, cyano, halo, optionally substituted C1-C6 alkyl, optionally substituted C2-C6 alkenyl, optionally substituted C2-C6 alkynyl, optionally substituted C3-C6 cycloalkyl, optionally substituted C4-C6 cycloalkenyl, optionally substituted C2-C6 ynol, optionally substituted C4-C6 aryl, optionally substituted C3-C6 heteroaryl, optionally substituted amino;
R7a is H;
R7b is H or optionally substituted C4-C6 aryl;
or wherein R7a and R7b together form an optionally substituted C1-C6 aryl group together with the carbons to which they are attached;
R8a is H or is optionally substituted C4-C6 aryl;
R9a is Cl, F, Br, I, or cyano; and
R9b is H, optionally substituted C1-C6 alkyl, optionally substituted C4-C6 aryl, optionally substituted C3-C8 heteroaryl, C1-C6 alkoxy.

US Pat. No. 10,766,902

WEE-1 INHIBITING PYRAZOLOPYRIMIDINONE COMPOUNDS

ALMAC DISCOVERY LIMITED, ...

1. A compound of Formula (I):
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein:
R1 is an optionally substituted alkyl group, an optionally substituted cycloalkyl group, an optionally substituted aryl group, or an optionally substituted heteroaryl group;
R2 is an optionally substituted alkyl group, an optionally substituted cycloalkyl group, an optionally substituted aryl group, or an optionally substituted heteroaryl group,
or R1, R2 and the sulphur atom to which they are both attached, as taken together, form an optionally substituted heterocyclyl group;
R4 is an optionally substituted alkyl group, an optionally substituted alkenyl group, an optionally substituted alkynyl group, or an optionally substituted aryl group;
R5 is an optionally substituted aryl group, an optionally substituted heteroaryl group, or an optionally substituted cycloalkyl group;
R6 is a hydrogen atom or an optionally substituted aryl group;
Y is a phenyl group or a five- or six-membered heteroaryl group.

US Pat. No. 10,766,893

1H-PYRAZOLO[4,3-B]PYRIDINES AS PDE1 INHIBITORS

1. A compound according to formula (I)
wherein
L is selected from the group consisting of NH, CH2, S and O;
R1 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, linear or branched C1-5 alkyl, C1-5 fluoroalkyl and saturated monocyclic C3-5 cycloalkyl;
R2 is selected from the group consisting of linear or branched C1-8 alkyl, saturated monocyclic C3-8 cycloalkyl, oxetanyl, tetrahydrofuranyl, and tetrahydropyranyl; all of which can be optionally substituted one or more times with one or more substituents selected from the group consisting of methyl, fluorine, hydroxy, cyano and methoxy;
R3 and R4 are selected from a) and b):
a) R3 is methyl substituted with a 9-membered bicyclic heteroaryl which is optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from halogen, cyano, C1-3 alkyl, C1-3 fluoroalkyl, C1-3 fluoroalkoxy and C1-3 alkoxy; or
R3 is ethyl substituted with a 9-membered bicyclic heteroaryl which is optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from halogen, cyano, C1-3 alkyl, C1-3 fluoroalkyl, C1-3 fluoroalkoxy and C1-3 alkoxy; or
when L is CH2, R3 is NH which is substituted with a 9-membered bicyclic heteroaryl which is optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from halogen, cyano, C1-3 alkyl, C1-3 fluoroalkyl, C1-3 fluoroalkoxy and C1-3 alkoxy;
R4 is phenyl, pyridinyl, pyridazinyl or pyridonyl all of which can be optionally substituted one or more times with one or more substituents selected from the group consisting of halogen, cyano, C1-4 alkyl, C1-4 fluoroalkyl, C1-4 deuterioalkyl, C1-3 fluoroalkoxy, cyclopropyloxy, C1-3 alkoxy, C1-3 deuterioalkoxy and —N—R5R6 wherein R5 and R6 are each independently selected from H, C1-3 alkyl and C1-3 deuterioalkyl; or
R4 is a 5-membered heteroaryl which is optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from halogen, cyano, C1-4 alkyl, C1-4 fluoroalkyl, C1-4 deuterioalkyl, C1-3 fluoroalkoxy, cyclopropyloxy, C1-3 alkoxy, C1-3 deuterioalkoxy and —N—R5R6 wherein R5 and R6 are each independently selected from H, C1-3 alkyl and C1-3 deuterioalkyl; or
R4 is a 4, 5 or 6 membered saturated heterocycle all of which can be optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from oxo, C1-4 alkyl and C1-4 fluoroalkyl;
b) R3 is methyl substituted with phenyl, pyridonyl, pyridinyl, pyrimidinyl or pyrazinyl all of which can be optionally substituted one or more times with one or more substituents selected from the group consisting of halogen, cyano, C1-3 alkyl, C1-3 fluoroalkyl, C1-3 fluoroalkoxy and C1-3 alkoxy; or
R3 is methyl substituted with a 5-membered heteroaryl which is optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from halogen, cyano, C1-3 alkyl, C1-3 fluoroalkyl, C1-3 fluoroalkoxy and C1-3 alkoxy; or
R3 is ethyl substituted with phenyl, pyridonyl, pyridinyl, pyrimidinyl or pyrazinyl all of which can be optionally substituted one or more times with one or more substituents selected from the group consisting of halogen, cyano, C1-3 alkyl, C1-3 fluoroalkyl, C1-3 fluoroalkoxy and C1-3 alkoxy; or
R3 is ethyl substituted with a 5-membered heteroaryl which is optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from halogen, cyano, C1-3 alkyl, C1-3 fluoroalkyl, C1-3 fluoroalkoxy and C1-3 alkoxy; or
when L is CH2, R3 is NH which is substituted with phenyl, pyridonyl, pyridinyl, pyrimidinyl or pyrazinyl all of which can be optionally substituted one or more times with one or more substituents selected from the group consisting of halogen, cyano, C1-3 alkyl, C1-3 fluoroalkyl, C1-3 fluoroalkoxy and C1-3 alkoxy; or
when L is CH2, R3 is NH which is substituted with a 5-membered heteroaryl which is optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from halogen, cyano, C1-3 alkyl, C1-3 fluoroalkyl, C1-3 fluoroalkoxy and C1-3 alkoxy;
R4 is pyridazinyl which can be optionally substituted one or more times with one or more substituents selected from the group consisting of halogen, cyano, C1-4 alkyl, C1-4 fluoroalkyl, C1-4 deuterioalkyl, C1-3 fluoroalkoxy, cyclopropyloxy, C1-3 alkoxy, C1-3 deuterioalkoxy and —N—R5R6 wherein R5 and R6 are each independently selected from H, C1-3 alkyl and C1-3 deuterioalkyl; or
R4 is 4-pyridinyl which can be optionally substituted one or more times with one or more substituents selected from the group consisting of halogen, cyano, C1-4 alkyl, C1-4 fluoroalkyl, C1-4 deuterioalkyl, C1-3 fluoroalkoxy, cyclopropyloxy, C1-3 alkoxy, C1-3 deuterioalkoxy and —N—R5R6 wherein R5 and R6 are each independently selected from H, C1-3 alkyl and C1-3 deuterioalkyl; or
R4 is a 9-membered bicyclic heteroaryl which can be optionally substituted one or more times with one or more substituents selected from the group consisting of halogen, cyano, C1-4 alkyl, C1-4 fluoroalkyl, C1-4 deuterioalkyl, C1-3 fluoroalkoxy, cyclopropyloxy, C1-3 alkoxy, C1-3 deuterioalkoxy and —N—R5R6 wherein R5 and R6 are each independently selected from H, C1-3 alkyl and C1-3 deuterioalkyl;
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,766,888

HMOX1 INDUCERS

Mitobridge Inc., Cambrid...

1. A compound represented by structural formula (III-B):
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein
R1 is —C(?O)NH(C1-C4)alkyl optionally substituted with —OH, —NH2, —(C1-C4)-alkoxy, or —(C1-C4)hydroxyalkoxy, and
R2 is H.

US Pat. No. 10,766,887

BENZOXAZINE-BASED MIXTURE AND USE THEREOF

KOLON INDUSTRIES, INC., ...

1. A benzoxazine-based mixture prepared by steps comprising:(a) continuously reacting or condensing a hydroxyalkylphenol prepared by reaction of a phenol-based compound and a glyoxal with a phenol-based compound to prepare a multi-functional phenol-based mixture;
(b) mixing the multi-functional phenol-based mixture with a mono amine-based compound and
(c) reacting the obtained mixture with an aldehyde-based compound,
wherein the mono amine-based compound is a mono-amine compound capable of reacting with the multi-functional phenol-based mixture to form benzoxazine ring,
wherein the aldehyde-based compound comprises at least one selected from the group consisting of formaldehyde, acetaldehyde, propionaldehyde and butylaldehyde,
wherein the benzoxazine-based mixture comprises at least two selected from a dibenzoxazine-based compound of formula 5, a tribenzoxazine-based compound of formula 6, a tetrabenzoxazine-based compound of formula 7 and a tetrabenzoxazine-based oligomer of formula 8 as represented below:

wherein R1 to R4 are the same or different from each other and each independently are H, halogen element, a carboxyl group, a C1 to C20 alkyl group, a C3 to C20 cycloalkyl group, a C2 to C20 alkenyl group, a C2 to C20 alkynyl group, a C2 to C20 alkoxy group, a C6 to C20 aryl group, a C7 to C20 aralkyl group, or an allyl group, wherein the aryl group comprises a fused ring,
n is an integer of 1 to 15, and
R5 to R8 are the same or different from each other and each independently are a C1 to C20 alkyl group, a C3 to C20 cycloalkyl group, an allyl group, a C3 to C20 alkenyl group, a C3 to C20 alkynyl group, a C6 to C20 aryl group, a C7 to C20 aralkyl group, wherein functional groups are substituted or unsubstituted with halogen.

US Pat. No. 10,766,886

RETINOIC ACID RECEPTOR ANTAGONISTS AS CHAPERONE-MEDIATED AUTOPHAGY MODULATORS AND USES THEREOF

ALBERT EINSTEIN COLLEGE O...

1. A compound of formula (II), wherein formula (II) is
wherein
R1, R2, R3, R4, R5, R6, R8 and R9 of formula (II) are independently H, hydroxyl, halogen, SH, NO2, CF3, COOH, COOR10, CHO, CN, NH2, NHR10, NHCONH2, NHCONHR10, NHCOR10, NHSO2R10, OCR10, COR10, CH2R10, CON(R10,R11), CH?N—OR10, CH?NR10, OR10, SR10, SOR10, SO2R10, COOR10, CH2N(R10,R11), N(R10,R11), or optionally substituted lower alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, cycloalkyl, heterocycloalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, aralkyl, or heteroaralkyl; wherein the optional substituent is one or more of F, Cl, Br, I, OH, SH, NO2, COOH, COOR10, R10, CHO, CN, NH2, NHR10, NHCONH2, NHCONHR10, NHCOR10, NHSO2R10, HOCR10, COR10, CH2R10, CON(R10, R11), CH?N—OR10, CH?NR10, OR10, SR10, SOR10, SO2R10, COOR10, CH2N(R10, R11), N(R10, R11);
R7 of formula (II) is H, hydroxyl, halogen, CF3, CN, OCF3, COOH, COOCH3, COOR10, COO(CH2)2Si(CH3)3, COOR10Si(CH3)3, NHCOCH3, C?C—CH2OH, C?C—R10-OH or optionally substituted alkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, aralkyl, heteroaroaralkyl, cyclic or heterocyclic; wherein the optional substituent is one or more of F, Cl, Br, I, OH, SH, NO2, CH3, R10, COOH, COOR10, CHO, CN, NH2, NHR10, NHCONH2, NHCONHR10, NHCOR10, NHSO2R10, HOCR10, COR10, CH2R10, CON(R10, R11), CH?N—OR10, CH?NR10, OR10, SR10, SOR10, SO2R10, COOR10, CH2N(R10, R11), N(R10, R11);
R10 and R11 are independently H or C1-C6 alkyl; and
X is N; and Y is N;
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,766,877

MELANOCORTIN SUBTYPE-2 RECEPTOR (MC2R) ANTAGONISTS AND USES THEREOF

CRINETICS PHARMACEUTICALS...

1. A compound of Formula (IX), or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, or solvate thereof:
wherein:
V is N;
Ra is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, halogen, —OR8, —CN, —N(R7)2, unsubstituted or substituted C1-C6 alkyl, unsubstituted or substituted C1-C6 fluoroalkyl, unsubstituted or substituted C1-C6 heteroalkyl, and unsubstituted or substituted C3-C6 cycloalkyl, wherein any substituted group of Ra is substituted with one or more R9 groups;
Rb and Rc are each independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, halogen, —OR8, —CN, —N(R7)2, unsubstituted or substituted C1-C6 alkyl, unsubstituted or substituted C1-C6 fluoroalkyl, and unsubstituted or substituted C1-C6 heteroalkyl, wherein any substituted group of Rb and Rc is substituted with one or more R9 groups;
RB is unsubstituted or substituted carbocycle, unsubstituted or substituted heterocycle, unsubstituted or substituted C1-C7 alkyl, unsubstituted or substituted C1-C7 fluoroalkyl, or unsubstituted or substituted C1-C6 heteroalkyl, wherein if RB is substituted then R8 is substituted with Rd, Re and Rf;
Rd is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, halogen, —OR8, —CN, —N(R7)2, unsubstituted or substituted C1-C6 alkyl, unsubstituted or substituted C1-C6 fluoroalkyl, unsubstituted or substituted C1-C6 heteroalkyl, unsubstituted or substituted C3-C6 cycloalkyl, unsubstituted or substituted C2-C7 heterocycloalkyl, unsubstituted or substituted phenyl, and or unsubstituted or substituted monocyclic heteroaryl, wherein any substituted group of Rd is substituted with one or more R9 groups;
Re and Rf are each independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, halogen, —OR8, —CN, —N(R7)2, unsubstituted or substituted C1-C6 alkyl, unsubstituted or substituted C1-C6 fluoroalkyl, and unsubstituted or substituted C1-C6 heteroalkyl, wherein any substituted group of Rd is substituted with one or more R9 groups;
X1 is CR6;
R2 and R3 are hydrogen;
or R2 and R3 are taken together with the carbon atom to which they are attached to form —C(?O)—;
R4 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, unsubstituted or substituted C1-C6 alkyl, unsubstituted or substituted monocyclic carbocycle, unsubstituted or substituted monocyclic heterocycle, unsubstituted or substituted —(C1-C6 alkyl)-carbocycle, and unsubstituted or substituted —(C1-C6 alkyl)-heterocycle, wherein any substituted group of R4 is substituted with one or more halogen, unsubstituted or substituted C1-C6 alkyl, unsubstituted or substituted monocyclic heterocycle, —N(R7)2, —CN, —CO2R8, —C(?O)N(R7)2, —SR8, —S(?O)R10, —S(?O)2R10, —NR7C(?O)R8, —NR7SO2R10, —SO2R10, or —SO2N(R7)2;
R6 is H or F;
each R7 is independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, substituted C1-C6 alkyl, unsubstituted or substituted C3-C6 cycloalkyl, unsubstituted or substituted C1-C6fluoroalkyl, unsubstituted or substituted aryl, and unsubstituted or substituted heteroaryl;
or two R7 are taken together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached to form an unsubstituted or substituted 3- to 6-membered monocyclic heterocycle;
each R8 is independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, unsubstituted or substituted C1-C6 alkyl, unsubstituted or substituted C3-C6 cycloalkyl, unsubstituted or substituted C1-C6fluoroalkyl, unsubstituted or substituted aryl, and unsubstituted or substituted heteroaryl;
each R9 is independently hydrogen, halogen, unsubstituted or substituted C1-C4alkyl, unsubstituted or substituted C1-C4alkoxy, unsubstituted or substituted C1-C4fluoroalkyl, unsubstituted or substituted C1-C4fluoroalkoxy, unsubstituted or substituted monocyclic carbocycle, unsubstituted or substituted monocyclic heterocycle, —CN, —OH, —CO2R8, —CH2CO2R8, —C(?O)N(R7)2, —C(?O)N(R7)01e, —CH2C(?O)N(R7)2, —N(R7)2, —CH2N(R7)2, —C(R8)2N(R7)2, —NR7C(?O)R8, —CH2NR7C(?O)R8, —NR7C(?O)N(R7)2, —NR7C(?O)N(R7)2, C(R8)?N(R7)—OR8, —SR8, —S(?O)R10, —SO21110, or —SO2N(R7)2; and
each R10 is independently selected from the group consisting unsubstituted or substituted C1-C6 alkyl, unsubstituted or substituted C3-C6 cycloalkyl, unsubstituted or substituted C1-C6fluoroalkyl, unsubstituted or substituted phenyl, and unsubstituted or substituted heteroaryl.

US Pat. No. 10,766,874

MANUFACTURING PROCESS FOR TRIAZINE, PYRIMIDINE AND PYRIDINE DERIVATIVES

UNIVERSITAET BASEL, Base...

1. A method of manufacturing a compound of formula (I)
or a stereomer, tautomer or a salt thereof, wherein,
U is CRU or N, wherein RU is hydrogen;
V is CRV or N, wherein RV is hydrogen;
W is CRW or N, wherein RW is hydrogen;
provided that at least one of U, V and W is N;
Z is CRZ or N, wherein RZ is hydrogen;
R1 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, halogen and —N(RT)RS, wherein RT and RS are hydrogen or C1-C7-alkyl, or wherein RT and RS together with the nitrogen to which they are attached form a C4-C6 heterocyclic ring selected from the group consisting of

R2 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, cyano, halogen, methyl and trifluoromethyl; and
R3 is hydrogen or halogen,
comprising reacting a compound of formula (II)

wherein
Y2B represents a residue of an acyclic boronic acid, an acyclic boronic ester, or a cyclic boronic ester, and R2 and R3 are defined as for the compound of formula (I);
R4 is hydrogen, C1-C7-alkyl or C5-C7-cycloalkyl;
R5 and R6 are C1-C7-alkyl, or R5 and R6 together represent C4-C6-cycloalkyl:
and the crossed double bond between N and C(R4)N indicates a cis and/or trans double bond;
with a compound of formula (III)

in which the groups U, V, W and R1 are defined as above; and
R7 is halogen;
in an aqueous organic solvent or an immiscible organic solvent-water mixture at temperatures from 0° C. to the boiling point of the solvent or solvent mixture in the presence of a Pd(0) or Pd(II) phosphine catalyst and a base;
and the resulting formamidine of formula (IV)

wherein the substituents have the meanings as defined above,
is hydrolyzed, in situ or after isolation, in aqueous acid or basic solution.

US Pat. No. 10,766,873

ZUCLOPENTHIXOL HYDROCHLORIDE DERIVATIVES AND EBSELEN DERIVATIVES AS ERBB2 INHIBITORS

Centre National de la Rec...

1. A method of inhibiting ErbB2 activation in an ErbB2 dependent cancer patient, the method comprising:selecting an ErbB2 dependent cancer patient that overexpresses ErbB2; and
administering to the ErbB2 dependent cancer patient an effective amount of a compound of formula (I), or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt and/or solvate thereof for inhibiting ErbB2 activation;
wherein compound (I) has the general formula:

wherein:
the symbol represents a bond in cis or trans configuration;
X is a sulfur atom;
R1 is hydrogen atom, halo, —CN, —NO2, —NO, —CHO, —NR7R8, —CO2R9, —SO2R10, —SO2NR11R12, —OR13, —COR14, —SR15, —CONR16R17, —SO2(O)R18 or a group selected from saturated (C1-C6)alkyl, unsaturated (C1-C6)alkyl and aryl, said group being optionally substituted with one or several groups selected from halo, —CF3, —CN and —SO2NR19R20;
R2 and R3 form together with the nitrogen atom to which they are chemically linked a piperazinyl group substituted with one or several groups selected from halo, —CO2R21 and a (C1-C6)alkyl group, the (C1-C6)alkyl group being optionally substituted with one or several groups selected from halo, —OR22, —SR23, —S(O)R24, —SO2R25, —SO2NR26R27, —OC(O)R28, —NR29COR30, —NR31CONR32R33, —NR34C(O)OR35, —CO2R36, —CONR37R38, —OCO2R39, —OCONR40R41, —COR42, —NO2, CF3, and —CN;
R4, R5 and R6 are, independently of one another, hydrogen atom, halo, —CN, —NO2, —NO, —CHO, —NR43R44, —CO2R45, —S(O)R46, —SO2R47, —SO2NR48R49, —OCOR50, —NR51COR52, —NR53CO(O)R54, —NR55CONR56R57, —CO2R58, —OR59, —COR60, —SR61, —CONR62R63, —OCONR64R65, —SO2(O)R66, or a group selected from saturated (C1-C6)alkyl, unsaturated (C1-C6)alkyl and aryl, said group being optionally substituted with one or several groups selected from halo, —CF3, —CN, and —SO2NR67R68;
R7 to R68 are, independently of one another, a hydrogen atom or a (C1-C10)alkyl, aryl or aryl(C1-C6)alkyl group, said group being optionally substituted with one or several groups selected from halo, —OH, —CF3, —CN and SO2NR69R70; with the proviso that R21 is not an hydrogen atom;
R69 and R70 are independently of one another, a hydrogen atom or a (C1-C10)alkyl, aryl or aryl(C1-C6)alkyl group; and
n is an integer selected from 1 to 6.

US Pat. No. 10,766,870

COMPOUNDS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR INHIBITION OF FASN

FORMA Therapeutics, Inc.,...

1. A compound of Formula (I-C)wherein:R1 is a C1-C3 hydroxyl-alkyl either unsubstituted or substituted with CH3 or —CHzF3-z,
5 membered cycloalkyl either unsubstituted or substituted with substituents selected from the group consisting of Rp, —ORp, NHRp, and —NRpRp1,
or 3 or 4 membered cycloalkyl or heterocycloalkyl wherein (i) the heteroatom ring member of the 3 or 4 membered heterocycloalkyl is independently selected from O, S, or N, and (ii) each of said 3 or 4 membered cycloalkyl or heterocycloalkyl is either unsubstituted or optionally substituted with substituents selected from the group consisting of —Ra, —ORa, —NHRa, and —NRaRa1;
R2 is a substituted or unsubstituted 8-10 membered fused polycyclic aryl or heteroaryl, wherein R2 is optionally substituted with 1 or more substituents which can be the same or different and are independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, alkyl and -alkoxy;
Rp and Rp1 are independently H, halo, C1-C4 alkyl, or C3-C4 cycloalkyl;
Ra and Ra1 are independently H, halo, C1-C4 alkyl, or C3-C4 cycloalkyl;
Rq is H, halo, C1-C4 alkyl, or C3-C4 cycloalkyl;
and z is 0, 1 or 2;or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,766,869

TRIAZOLES FOR THE TREATMENT OF DEMYELINATING DIEASES

VERTEX PHARMACEUTCALS INC...

1. A method of treating or reducing the severity of one or more symptoms of multiple sclerosis comprising administering to a patient in need thereof a therapeutically effective amount of a compound of formula (I?), or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof,
wherein:
X1 is CH;
X2 is CRX2;
X3 is CR3;
where R3 and RX2 are each independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, halogen, C1-4alkyl, C1-4haloalkyl, —OC1-4alkyl, and cyano;
L1 is a bond, —O—, —NR5—, —NR5—C1-4alkylene-, —O—C1-4alkylene-, —C1-4alkylene-, —C(O)—, —NR5C(O)—, —OC(O)—, —NR5C(O)NR5—, —NR5C(O)O—, —NR5—C1-4alkylene-C(O)—, —O—C1-4alkylene-C(O)—, —C1-4alkylene-C(O)—, —NR5C(O)—C1-4alkylene-, —OC(O)—C1-4alkylene-, —NR5C(O)NR5—C1-4alkylene-, —NR5C(O)O—C1-4alkylene-, or —NR5—C1-4alkylene-O—, wherein each R5 is independently hydrogen or C1-4alkyl, and the C1-4alkylene of —NR5—C1-4alkylene-, —O—C1-4alkylene-, —C1-4alkylene-, NR5—C1-4alkylene-C(O)—, —O—C1-4alkylene-C(O)—, —C1-4alkylene-C(O)—, —NR5C(O)—C1-4alkylene-, —OC(O)—C1-4alkylene-, —NR5C(O)NR5—C1-4alkylene-, —NR5C(O)O—C1-4alkylene-, or —NR5—C1-4alkylene-O— is optionally substituted with 1-6 halogens;
R1 is -G1-L2-R6, -G1-L2-R7, G2, G3, G4, G6, or -?-G5;
G1 is
i) a 4- to 8-membered monocyclic heterocycle containing 1-2 heteroatoms independently selected from oxygen, nitrogen, and sulfur, the monocyclic heterocycle optionally containing one double bond and/or a C1-3alkylene bridge between two non-adjacent ring atoms, G1 being optionally substituted with 1-4 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of C1-4alkyl, C1-4haloalkyl, halogen, hydroxyl, and oxo; or
ii) a 3- to 8-membered cycloalkyl optionally substituted with 1-4 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of C1-4alkyl, C1-4haloalkyl, halogen, hydroxyl, and oxo;
L2 is a bond, a —C1-6alkylene-, —C(O)—, —O—, or —NR5?—, wherein the —C1-6alkylene- is optionally substituted with 1-6 halogens and 1-2 C1alkylene units of the —C1-6alkylene- are optionally replaced with —C(O)—, —O—, or —NR5?—, wherein each R5? is independently hydrogen or C1-4alkyl;
R6 is
a) a 4- to 8-membered monocyclic heterocycle containing 1-2 heteroatoms independently selected from oxygen, nitrogen, and sulfur, the monocyclic heterocycle optionally containing one double bond and/or a C1-3alkylene bridge between two non-adjacent ring atoms and being optionally substituted with 1-4 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of C1-4alkyl, C1-4haloalkyl, —CH2S(O)2phenyl, halogen, hydroxyl, oxo, —OC1-4alkyl, —C1-6alkylene-OC1-4alkyl, and —C1-6alkylene-OH;
b) a 5- or 6-membered monocyclic heteroaryl containing 1-3 heteroatoms independently selected from nitrogen, oxygen, and sulfur, the monocyclic heteroaryl being optionally substituted with 1-3 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of C1-4alkyl, C1-4haloalkyl, halogen, hydroxyl, —OC1-4alkyl, —C1-6alkylene-OC1-4alkyl, and —C1-6alkylene-OH;
c) a 7- to 12-membered spiro heterocycle comprising a first ring and a second ring, the first ring being a 4- to 8-membered monocyclic heterocycle containing 1-2 heteroatoms independently selected from nitrogen and oxygen and being attached to L2, the second ring being a C3-8cycloalkyl or a 4- to 8-membered monocyclic heterocycle containing 1-2 oxygen atoms wherein two atoms of the second ring are attached to one carbon of the first ring to form a spirocycle optionally substituted with 1-4 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of C1-4alkyl, C1-4haloalkyl, halogen, hydroxyl, oxo, —OC1-4alkyl, —C1-6alkylene-OC1-4alkyl, and —C1-6alkylene-OH; or
d) a 7- to 12-membered fused bicyclic heterocycle containing 1-3 heteroatoms independently selected from oxygen, nitrogen, and sulfur and being optionally substituted with 1-4 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of C1-4alkyl, C1-4haloalkyl, halogen, hydroxyl, oxo, —OC1-4alkyl, —C1-6alkylene-OC1-4alkyl, and —C1-6alkylene-OH;
R7 is
a) a 3- to 8-membered cycloalkyl optionally substituted with 1-4 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of C1-4alkyl, C1-4haloalkyl, halogen, hydroxyl, —C(O)OC1-4alkyl, —C(O)OH, oxo, —OC1-4alkyl, —C1-6alkylene-OC1-4alkyl, and —C1-6alkylene-OH; or
b) phenyl optionally substituted with 1-4 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of C1-4alkyl, C1-4haloalkyl, halogen, hydroxyl, —C(O)OC1-4alkyl, —C(O)OH, —OC1-4alkyl, —C1-6alkylene-OC1-4alkyl, and —C1-6alkylene-OH;
G2 is a 4- to 8-membered monocyclic heterocycle containing 1-3 heteroatoms independently selected from oxygen, nitrogen, and sulfur, the monocyclic heterocycle optionally containing one double bond and/or a C1-3alkylene bridge between two non-adjacent ring atoms, G2 being optionally substituted with 1-4 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of C1-4alkyl, C1-4haloalkyl, halogen, hydroxyl, oxo, cyano, —C1-6alkylene-cyano, —C(O)C1-4alkyl, —C(O)—C1-6alkylene-OC1-4alkyl, —C(O)—C1-6alkylene-OH, —C(O)C3-6cycloalkyl, —C(O)OC1-4alkyl, —C(O)OC1-4haloalkyl, —C(O)NH2, —C(O)NH(C1-4alkyl), —C(O)N(C1-4alkyl)(C1-4alkyl), —C(O)NH(—C1-6alkylene-OC1-4alkyl), —C(O)N(C1-4alkyl)(—C1-6alkylene-OC1-4alkyl), —C(O)NH(—C1-6alkylene-OH), —C(O)N(C1-4alkyl)(—C1-6alkylene-OH), —NH(—C1-6alkylene-OC1-4alkyl), —N(C1-4alkyl)(—C1-6alkylene-OC1-4alkyl), —NH(—C1-6alkylene-OH), —N(C1-4alkyl)(—C1-6alkylene-OH), —C(O)C1-4haloalkyl, —OC1-4alkyl, —OC1-4haloalkyl, —C1-6alkylene-OC1-4alkyl, —C1-6alkylene-OH, —C1-6alkylene-NH2, —C1-6alkylene-NH(C1-4alkyl), —C1-6alkylene-N(C1-4alkyl)(C1-4alkyl), —O—C1-6alkylene-NH2, —O—C1-6alkylene-NH(C1-4alkyl), —O—C1-6alkylene-N(C1-4alkyl)(C1-4alkyl), —O—C1-6alkylene-OC1-4alkyl, —O—C1-6alkylene-OH, —C1-4alkylene-O—C1-4alkylene-OC1-4alkyl, —C1-4alkylene-O—C1-4alkylene-OH, —C1-4alkylene-C(O)OC1-4alkyl, —C1-4alkylene-C(O)OH, —NHC(O)(C1-4alkyl), —N(C1-4alkyl)C(O)(C1-4alkyl), —NH2, —NH(C1-4alkyl), —N(C1-4alkyl)(C1-4alkyl), —S(O)1-2C1-4alkyl, —C1-6alkylene-S(O)1-2C1-4alkyl, and a —C1-6alkylene substituted by 2 groups independently selected from hydroxyl, —OC(O)C1-4alkyl, —OC1-4alkyl, —NH2, —NH(C1-4alkyl), and —N(C1-4alkyl)(C1-4alkyl);
G3 is a 7- to 12-membered spiro heterocycle comprising a first ring and a second ring, the first ring being a 4- to 8-membered monocyclic heterocycle containing 1-2 heteroatoms independently selected from nitrogen and oxygen and being attached to L1, the second ring being a C3-8cycloalkyl or a 4- to 8-membered monocyclic heterocycle containing 1-2 oxygen atoms wherein two atoms of the second ring are attached to one carbon of the first ring to form a spirocycle, and wherein G3 is optionally substituted with 1-4 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of C1-4alkyl, C1-4haloalkyl, halogen, hydroxyl, and oxo;
G4 is a 7- to 12-membered fused bicyclic heterocycle containing 1-3 heteroatoms independently selected from oxygen, nitrogen, and sulfur, G4 being optionally substituted with 1-4 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of C1-4alkyl, C1-4haloalkyl, halogen, hydroxyl, and oxo;
G5 is 3- to 8-membered cycloalkyl optionally substituted with 1-4 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of C1-4alkyl, C1-4haloalkyl, halogen, hydroxyl, oxo, cyano, —C(O)C1-4alkyl, —C(O)C3-6cycloalkyl, —C(O)OC1-4alkyl, —C(O)OC1-4haloalkyl, —C(O)NH2, —C(O)NH(C1-4alkyl), —C(O)N(C1-4alkyl)(C1-4alkyl), —C(O)NH(—C1-6alkylene-OC1-4alkyl), —C(O)N(C1-4alkyl)(—C1-6alkylene-OC1-4alkyl), —C(O)NH(—C1-6alkylene-OH), —C(O)N(C1-4alkyl)(—C1-6alkylene-OH), —NH(—C1-6alkylene-OC1-4alkyl), —N(C1-4alkyl)(—C1-6alkylene-OC1-4alkyl), —NH(—C1-6alkylene-OH), —N(C1-4alkyl)(—C1-6alkylene-OH), —C(O)C1-4haloalkyl, —OC1-4alkyl, —C1-4alkylene-OC1-4alkyl, —C1-6alkylene-OH, —C1-6alkylene substituted by 2 groups independently selected from hydroxyl and —OC(O)C1-4alkyl, —C1-4alkylene-C(O)OC1-4alkyl, —C1-4alkylene-C(O)OH, —NHC(O)(C1-4alkyl), —N(C1-4alkyl)C(O)(C1-4alkyl), —NH2, —NH(C1-4alkyl), and —N(C1-4alkyl)(C1-4alkyl);
G6 is a monocyclic or bicyclic heteroaryl containing 1-4 heteroatoms independently selected from oxygen, nitrogen, and sulfur, G6 being optionally substituted with 1-4 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of C1-4alkyl, C1-4haloalkyl, halogen, hydroxyl, cyano, phenyl, —C(O)C1-4alkyl, —C(O)C3-6cycloalkyl, —C(O)OC1-4alkyl, —C(O)OC1-4haloalkyl, —C(O)NH2, —C(O)NH(C1-4alkyl), —C(O)N(C1-4alkyl)(C1-4alkyl), —C(O)NH(—C1-6alkylene-OC1-4alkyl), —C(O)N(C1-4alkyl)(—C1-6alkylene-OC1-4alkyl), —C(O)NH(—C1-6alkylene-OH), —C(O)N(C1-4alkyl)(—C1-6alkylene-OH), —NH(—C1-6alkylene-OC1-4alkyl), —N(C1-4alkyl)(—C1-6alkylene-OC1-4alkyl), —NH(—C1-6alkylene-OH), —N(C1-4alkyl)(—C1-6alkylene-OH), —C(O)C1-4haloalkyl, —OC1-4alkyl, —C1-4alkylene-OC1-4alkyl, —C1-6alkylene-OH, —C1-6alkylene substituted by 2 groups independently selected from hydroxyl and —OC(O)C1-4alkyl, —C1-4alkylene-C(O)OC1-4alkyl, —C1-4alkylene-C(O)OH, —NHC(O)(C1-4alkyl), —N(C1-4alkyl)C(O)(C1-4alkyl), —NH2, —NH(C1-4alkyl), and —N(C1-4alkyl)(C1-4alkyl);
R2 is C1-4alkyl, C1-4haloalkyl, halogen, hydroxyl, cyano, —S(O)2C1-4alkyl, —S(O)C1-4alkyl, —SC1-4alkyl, —OC1-4alkyl, —OC1-4haloalkyl, —C(O)C1-4alkyl, —C(O)OC1-4alkyl, —C(O)NH2, —C(O)NH(C1-4alkyl), —C(O)N(C1-4alkyl)(C1-4alkyl), —C1-4alkylene-OC1-4alkyl, —C1-4alkylene-OH, or G10, G10 being a C3-6cycloalkyl, C5-6cycloalkenyl, or a 4- to 8-membered monocyclic heterocycle containing 1 to 2 heteroatoms independently selected from nitrogen and oxygen and optionally containing 1 double bond, G10 being optionally substituted with 1-2 substituents independently selected from oxo, halogen, C1-4alkyl, C1-4haloalkyl, and G20, G20 being a C3-6cycloalkyl or a 4- to 8-membered monocyclic heterocycle containing 1 to 2 heteroatoms independently selected from nitrogen and oxygen, G20 being optionally substituted with 1-4 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of C1-4alkyl, C1-4haloalkyl, halogen, hydroxyl, and oxo; and
R4 is phenyl or a 6-membered heteroaryl containing 1-3 nitrogen atoms, R4 being optionally substituted with 1-3 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, hydroxyl, cyano, —S(O)2C1-4alkyl, —S(O)C1-4alkyl, —SC1-4alkyl, C1-4alkyl, C1-4haloalkyl, —OC1-4alkyl, —OC1-4haloalkyl, —C1-4alkylene-OC1-4alkyl, —C1-4alkylene-N(C1-4alkyl)(C1-4alkyl), —NH(C1-4alkylene-OC1-4alkyl), —NH(C1-4alkylene-OH), —N(C1-4alkyl)(C1-4alkylene-OC1-4alkyl), —N(C1-4alkyl)(C1-4alkylene-OH), —NH2, —NH(C1-4alkyl), —N(C1-4alkyl)(C1-4alkyl), C3-6cycloalkyl, C5-6cycloalkenyl, or a 4- to 8-membered monocyclic heterocycle containing 1-2 nitrogen atoms, the C3-6cycloalkyl, the C5-6cycloalkenyl, and the 4- to 8-membered monocyclic heterocycle being independently optionally substituted with 1-2 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, hydroxyl, —OC1-4alkyl, C1-4alkyl, C1-4haloalkyl, —C1-4alkylene-OC1-4alkyl, and —C1-4alkylene-OH.

US Pat. No. 10,766,857

COMPOUND HAVING BLT INHIBITORY ACTIVITY AND COMPOSITION, FOR PREVENTING OR TREATING INFLAMMATORY DISEASES, COMPRISING SAME AS ACTIVE INGREDIENT

DONGGUK UNIVERSITY INDUST...

1. A method for inhibiting or treating an inflammatory disease in a subject in need thereof, comprising:administering to the subject an effective amount of a pharmaceutical composition comprising a compound represented by Formula 1 or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof:

wherein,
R1 is C1 to C10 alkyl;
R2 is

wherein,
Ra is
or hydroxy;Rb is

Rc is

Rd is hydrogen or and
andRe is
andR3 is hydrogen or fluorine and;
wherein the inflammatory disease is one that is responsive to inhibition of leukotriene B4 receptor 2 (BLT2) activity.

US Pat. No. 10,766,856

CONTROLLING BIURET IN UREA PRODUCTION

STAMICARBON B.V., Sittar...

1. A method of modernizing a pre-existing plant for the production of urea, said plant comprising a urea synthesis section having a first inlet for ammonia and carbon dioxide and an outlet for a urea aqueous solution, said outlet being in fluid communication with a recovery section having a second inlet for the urea aqueous solution, an outlet for ammonia and carbon dioxide recycle, and an outlet for a purified urea aqueous stream, said outlet for ammonia and carbon dioxide recycle being in fluid communication with a third inlet of the synthesis section, said outlet for a purified urea aqueous stream being in fluid communication with a fourth inlet of a concentration section; said concentration section having an outlet for steam or steam condensate, and an outlet for a concentrated urea stream, which is in fluid communication with a finishing section for the concentrated urea stream, said finishing section comprising a gas outlet in gas flow connection with an abatement section for ammonia-containing gas emissions, the modernizing method comprising: connecting the plant to a supply member for supplying an ammonia-comprising liquid downstream of the recovery section, through a fifth inlet connected to said supply member.

US Pat. No. 10,766,854

SYNTHESIS METHOD FOR THE PREPARATION OF DIBENZOATE COMPOUNDS, SUCH AS 4-[BENZOYL(METHYL)AMINO]PENTANE-2-YL DIBENZOATE

SABIC GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES...

1. Process for synthesis of a compound according to Formula A:wherein R1 is a substituted or unsubstituted aryl having 6 to 20 carbon atoms; R2 is a straight or branched alkyl having 1 to 12 carbon atoms; and R3 is a straight or branched alkyl having 1 to 12 carbon atoms; starting from a di-keto compound according to Formula B wherein R3 is as shown above, which compound is converted into a ketoenamine compound according to Formula C wherein R2 and R3 are as shown above, which ketoenamine compound is then reduced to an amino alcohol according to Formula D, wherein R2 and R3 are as shown above, that is converted into a compound according to Formula A:characterized in that the ketoenamine is reduced into an amino alcohol using a nickel aluminium alloy in an aqueous solution of an inorganic base.

US Pat. No. 10,766,850

FRUITY ODORANT

Firmenich SA, Satigny (C...

1. A compound of formulain the form of any one of its stereoisomers or of a mixture thereof, and wherein R1 represents a C3 alkyl group, R2 represents a methyl group, R3 represents a C3-4 alkyl group, and said compound (I) has from 10 to 11 carbon atoms, wherein the compound of Formula (I) provides an odor having fruity and/or floral notes devoid of a herbaceous note.

US Pat. No. 10,766,846

METHOD FOR PRODUCING AND PURIFYING 1,3-BUTADIENE

IFP Energies Nouvelles, ...

1. A method for producing butadiene from a butanediol feedstock, said method comprising:a) An esterification step comprising:
feeding a reaction section said butanediol feedstock, a carboxylic-acid-rich stream that is obtained from step c), and at least one fraction of a carboxylic acid effluent that is obtained from a separation section of step a) said reaction section comprises an acid catalyst and is operated at a pressure of between 0.01 and 1.0 MPa, and at an MMH in the reaction section (molar flow rate of diol feeding said section with a catalyst mol number in said section) of between 0.05 and 25 h?1 to produce a reaction section effluent comprising butanediol diester;
separating in the separation section the reaction section effluent into at least one butanediol diester effluent, a water effluent, and the carboxylicacid effluent;
b) A pyrolysis step comprising feeding a pyrolysis reactor with at least said butanediol diester effluent that is obtained from the esterification step a), said pyrolysis carried out at a temperature of between 400 and 650° C. to produce a pyrolysis effluent;
c) A separating step for separation of said pyrolysis effluent that is obtained from step b), comprising at least:
cooling said pyrolysis effluent in a cooling section to a temperature that is lower than 150° C. to produce a liquid pyrolysis effluent and a vapor pyrolysis effluent;
feeding the top of a gas-liquid washing section with at least one fraction of the carboxylic acid effluent that is obtained from the separation section of step a) and at the bottom of the gas-liquid washing section with said vapor pyrolysis effluent to produce a butadiene effluent at the top and a washing effluent at the bottom;
recycling at least a portion of the liquid pyrolysis effluent to step a) as the carboxylic-acid-rich stream;
d) A purification step that is fed with the butadiene effluent that is obtained from step c) comprising at least:
introducing a stream comprising water to the top of a second gas-liquid washing section and introducing at the bottom of the second gas-liquid washing section the butadiene effluent that is obtained from step c) and producing a hydrated butadiene effluent and at the bottom an aqueous washing effluent;
eliminating water, butenes and light products comprised in the hydrated butadiene effluent in a final purification section to produce butadiene.

US Pat. No. 10,766,840

PROCESS FOR PREPARING AN UNSATURATED ALCOHOL

BASF SE, (DE)

1. A process for preparing a compound of formula (II)
comprising
(i) providing a mixture comprising formaldehyde and a compound of formula (I)

(ii) contacting the mixture, provided in (i) with a condensation catalyst comprising a zeolitic material, obtaining a mixture (ii) comprising the compound of formula (II);
wherein R1, R2 and R3 are independently of each other selected from the group consisting of H, optionally substituted C1-C10 alkyl, optionally substituted C2-C10 alkenyl and optionally substituted aryl having from 6 to 12 carbon atoms;
wherein the framework structure of the zeolitic material in (ii) comprises Si, O, optionally Al, and a tetravalent element Y other than Si, which is one or more of Sn, Ti, Zr, and Ge, wherein in the framework structure of the zeolitic material in (ii), the molar ratio Al:Si is in the range of from 0:1 to 0.001:1, and
wherein the framework structure of the zeolitic material in (ii) has framework type BEA, MFI, MWW, or a mixed structure thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,766,836

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR SEPARATING OLEFINS

1. A method for separating one or more olefins comprising:separating at least a portion of C3 and heavier hydrocarbons from a hydrocarbon comprising C1 to C20 hydrocarbons and hydroogen to provide a first hydrocarbon mixture comprising methane, ethane, ethylene, acetylene, and hydrogen;
hydrogenating at least a portion of the first hydrocarbon mixture to convert at least a portion of the acetylene to ethane and ethylene to provide a hydrogenated mixture, wherein the hydrogenation is performed using contained hydrogen in the first hydrocarbon mixture, optionally supplemented by an external stream with hydrogen concentration of at least 50 mol %;
cooling and condensing the hydrogenated mixture, at a temperature ranging from 5° C. to ?40° C.;
separating at least a portion of the methane from the condensed hydrogenated mixture to provide a second hydrocarbon mixture comprising ethane and ethylene; and
separating at least a portion of the ethylene from the second hydrocarbon mixture to provide a first product comprising at least 97 mol % ethylene and a second product comprising at least 97 mol % ethane, wherein the at least a portion of ethylene is separated from the second hydrocarbon mixture using a vapor-liquid separator at a temperature greater than boiling point of propylene, that is greater than about ?48° C. and at a pressure of about 360 kPa to about 4,000 kPa, wherein the hydrogenated mixture is cooled using refrigerated propylene.

US Pat. No. 10,766,832

NANO-ENHANCED EXPLOSIVE MATERIAL

Saint Louis University, ...

1. A nano-enhanced explosive comprising a formulation of:a.) 0.5% to 75% of a nanocomposite by total weight of the formulation, wherein the nanocomposite is air stable and includes Li3AlH6 nanoparticles, elemental Al nanoparticles, amount of Ti metal, and a nanoscale organic layer; and
b.) 25% to 99.5% of a secondary high explosive by total weight of the formulation.

US Pat. No. 10,766,831

STABILITY OF GAS ATOMIZED REACTIVE POWDERS THROUGH MULTIPLE STEP IN-SITU PASSIVATION

Iowa State University Res...

1. Atomized powder particles comprising an oxygen-reactive metallic material wherein the powder particles have a protective layer that is formed on outer particle surfaces and that comprises a reaction product of a metal of the metallic material and a first reactive species and wherein the reaction product further includes an amount of a second reactive species to increase thermal ignition temperature of the atomized particles wherein the depth of particle penetration of the first reactive species is greater than the depth of penetration of the second reactive species such that the second reactive species is present only within the protective layer and wherein a maximum concentration of the second reactive species is present at an outer region of the protective layer as a result of sequential exposure of the atomized particles first to the first reaction species and thereafter to the second reactive species.

US Pat. No. 10,766,823

CUTTING ELEMENTS AND TOOLS COMPRISING INTERBONDED GRAINS OF DIAMOND AND RELATED METHODS

Baker Hughes, a GE compan...

1. A cutting element comprising:a sintered diamond table comprising interbonded grains of diamond, the interbonded grains of diamond defining interstitial spaces within the sintered diamond table; and
lithium fluoride within the interstitial spaces of the sintered diamond table.

US Pat. No. 10,766,822

THERMAL SPRAY MATERIAL AND THERMAL SPRAY COATED ARTICLE

TOKYO ELECTRON LIMITED, ...

1. A thermal spray coated article, comprising:a substrate; and
a thermal sprayed coating provided on the surface of the substrate, wherein the thermal sprayed coating comprises:
a rare earth element, oxygen, and a halogen element as constituent elements; and
a mixed crystal of a rare earth element oxyhalide and a rare earth element halide.

US Pat. No. 10,766,820

CERAMIC SINTERED BODY

NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD.,...

1. A ceramic sintered body characterized by comprising:alumina (Al2O3); and
a compound represented by M13-XM2XM35O12, wherein
the volume percent of the compound in the ceramic sintered body is from 3% to 70% inclusive;
the ratio of the intensity of X-ray diffraction from a complex oxide of aluminum (Al) and the M2 to the intensity of X-ray diffraction from the compound in the ceramic sintered body is less than 0.05;
the average grain diameter of the alumina (Al2O3) contained in the ceramic sintered body is from 0.30 (?m) to 3.00 (?m) inclusive;
the M1 is at least one selected from scandium (Sc), yttrium (Y), and lanthanoid elements;
the M2 is at least one selected from lanthanoid elements except any lanthanoid element selected for the M1;
the M3 is at least one of aluminum (Al) and gallium (Ga); and
the X is from 0.003 to 0.500 inclusive.

US Pat. No. 10,766,814

ARTIFICIAL MARBLE COMPOSITION AND PRODUCTION METHOD FOR ARTIFICIAL MARBLE USING SAME

LG HAUSYS, LTD., Seoul (...

1. An artificial marble composition comprising:a first resin mixture; and
a second resin mixture added to the first resin mixture,
wherein a viscosity of the second resin mixture is different from a viscosity of the first resin mixture,
wherein each of the first and second resin mixtures comprises:
a base resin;
an inorganic filler;
a chip, wherein an amount of the chip ranges from 10 parts by weight to 100 parts by weight based on 100 parts by weight of the base resin; and
a catalyst, wherein the catalyst is an organic amine or an organic metal salt, and wherein an amount of the catalyst is 1 part by weight or less based on 100 parts by weight of the base resin,
wherein the first resin mixture and the second resin mixture are mixed with each other, and a weight ratio between the first resin mixture and the second resin mixture ranges from 1:1 to 10:1, and
wherein the second resin mixture further comprises a thixotropic agent, and wherein an amount of the thixotropic agent ranges from 0.5 part by weight to 3.0 parts by weight based on 100 parts by weight of the second resin mixture.

US Pat. No. 10,766,785

METHOD OF ARRANGING NANOCRYSTALS, METHOD OF PRODUCING NANOCRYSTAL STRUCTURE, NANOCRYSTAL STRUCTURE FORMATION SUBSTRATE, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING NANOCRYSTAL STRUCTURE FORMATION SUBSTRATE

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADV...

1. A method of arranging nanocrystals, comprising:a first process of putting barium titanate nanocrystals and/or strontium titanate nanocrystals, and a nonpolar solvent into a container;
a second process of collecting a supernatant liquid including the barium titanate nanocrystals and/or the strontium titanate nanocrystals from the container; and
a third process of immersing a substrate having an uneven structure into the supernatant liquid and pulling the substrate up, so as to coat a surface of a recessed portion of the uneven structure with the supernatant liquid by using a capillary phenomenon, and arrange the nanocrystals along the recessed portions of the uneven structure,
wherein the uneven structure has a line and space structure on which a straight or curved recessed portion is formed, and/or which has dot-shaped recessed portions, and
the shortest width and a depth of the recessed portions are 2.3 ?m to 1 mm.

US Pat. No. 10,766,782

PRODUCTION OF CRYSTALLINE SODIUM BICARBONATE

Solvay SA, Brussels (BE)...

1. A process for producing crystalline sodium bicarbonate, comprising:providing an aqueous sodium-bicarbonate containing liquor originating from a reactive crystallization step in which first sodium bicarbonate crystals are produced and recovered;
feeding at least a portion of said aqueous sodium-bicarbonate containing liquor to at least one cooling crystallization unit under cooling conditions to form second sodium bicarbonate crystals and to produce a crystals slurry comprising said second sodium bicarbonate crystals; and
withdrawing at least a portion of said second sodium bicarbonate crystals from said cooling crystallization unit in a crystal slurry stream for said second sodium bicarbonate crystals to be further processed, and
flowing at least a portion of the crystals slurry at a circulation rate through a cooling circulation loop in order to be cooled before being recycled to the cooling crystallization unit, said cooling circulation loop being in fluid communication with the cooling crystallization unit, with a ratio of circulation rate to feed flow rate to the cooling crystallization being from 50:1 up to 500:1.

US Pat. No. 10,766,778

POLYCRYSTALLINE MATERIAL HAVING LOW MECHANICAL STRAIN; METHOD FOR PRODUCING A POLYCRYSTALLINE MATERIAL

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A polycrystalline material having low mechanical strain, comprising:one or more layers of a first type; and
one or more layers of a second type;
wherein:
each of the one or more layers of the first type and each of the one or more layers of the second type includes at least one polycrystalline material component;
an average of crystal grain sizes of each of the one or more layers of the first type is smaller than an average of crystal grain sizes of each of the one or more layers of the second type;
the one or more layers of the first type and the one or more layers of the second type are situated, at least in part, one above the other in an alternating sequence;
in each respective layer of at least one of the one or more layers of the first type, the crystal grain sizes of the respective layer change between a first end of the respective layer and a second end of the respective layer so that an average of respective crystal grain sizes of respective crystal grains at the first end of the respective layer is different than an average of respective crystal grain sizes of respective crystal grains at the second end of the respective layer; and
in each respective layer of at least one of the one or more layers of the second type, the crystal grain sizes of the respective layer change between a first end of the respective layer and a second end of the respective layer so that an average of respective crystal grain sizes of respective crystal grains at the first end of the respective layer is different than an average of respective crystal grain sizes of respective crystal grains at the second end of the respective layer.

US Pat. No. 10,766,768

ENCAPSULATED MICROELECTROMECHANICAL STRUCTURE

SiTime Corporation, Sant...

1. An integrated circuit device comprising:a resonant microelectromechanical system (MEMS) structure supported by a first substrate, wherein the resonant MEMS structure comprises a silicon material doped with phosphorus;
a second substrate mounted to the first substrate so as to enclose the resonant MEMS structure within a chamber defined between interior surfaces respective to the first substrate and the second substrate;
an electrical contact formed in an exterior surface of one of the first substrate or the second substrate, the electrical contact to provide an output signal representing a resonance frequency of the resonant MEMS structure; and
oscillator circuitry to generate a clock signal from the output signal.

US Pat. No. 10,766,762

CONTROLLED FABRICATION OF NANOPORES IN NANOMETRIC SOLID STATE MATERIALS

President and Fellows of ...

1. A nanometric structure comprising:a self-supporting nanometric material selected from the group consisting of graphene, few-layer graphene, fluorographene, graphane, graphene oxide, said nanometric material having a hulk crystaline lattice disposed interior to lateral edges of the nanometric material, said bulk crystalline lattice including a plurality of nanopore nucleation sites, each nanopore nucleation site consisting of a defect in atomic bonds of no more than five atoms of the bulk crystalline lattice, said nanometric material having a thickness no greater than about 5 nm;
a plurality of nanopores present in the nanometric material, with a nanopore density of at least about 1000 nanopores/cm2, each nanopore in the plurality of nanopores disposed at one of said nanopore nucleation sites in said bulk crystalline lattice, with nanopores sited at no location of the hulk crystalline lattice other than said nanopore nucleation sites, each nanopore extending in the bulk crystalline lattice from said one of the nanopore nucleation sites to a diameter no greater than about 10 nm, said plurality of nanopores having a distribution in diameter of no more than about ±30%; and
wherein the bulk crystalline lattice between nanopores is an undamaged lattice, without atomic diffusion around edges of nanopores in the plurality of nanopores.

US Pat. No. 10,766,759

VOLATILE LIQUIDS TRANSFER APPARATUS WITH SAFETY LOCK

Motion Pro, Inc., Loomis...

1. A volatile liquid refueling apparatus, comprising:a probe;
a receiver including a dual locking mechanism whereby said apparatus can be locked in either an open position or a closed position, and a safety lock which disables or enables access to the dual locking mechanism when manually activated;
whereas said receiver includes a locking plunger assembly, having a plunger with a housing having a plunger slot;
whereas said safety lock unlocks and locks said locking plunger assembly;
whereas said safety lock comprises a lock ramp pin assembly which includes a lock ramp pin having a lock diameter area and a ramp area; and
said lock ramp pin has a ramp pin slot, and is configured such that when said plunger slot and said lock ramp pin slots are aligned, the safety lock is activated and depression of the plunger is prevented, and when said plunger slot and said lock ramp pin slots are not aligned, the safety lock is deactivated and depression of the plunger is allowed.

US Pat. No. 10,766,758

ELECTRONIC FUEL MANAGEMENT CONTROL AND ACCOUNTING SYSTEM AND DEVICES

1. An electronic fuel management control and accounting system, the system comprising:a network-connected dispenser control device housed in an explosion proof housing, the dispenser control device comprising a memory a processor, and programming instructions, the programming instructions when executed by the processor cause the processor to:
communicatively connect to a material providing system to dispense fuel;
communicatively connect to a portable electronic device;
receive authorization from the portable electronic device;
communicate with management logic of a server via the portable electronic device thereby allowing the management logic from the server to authorize dispensing of the fuel from the material providing system using the portable electronic device as a communication bridge to facilitate communication between the dispenser control device and the server;
connect to one or more light emitting diode indicator elements;
wherein the explosion proof housing comprises a metal tubular first housing and a clear plastic second housing, the clear plastic second housing comprising the one or more light emitting diode indicator elements to provide user feedback;
wherein the explosion proof housing is sealed from outside explosive vapors and sealed from the clear plastic second housing.

US Pat. No. 10,766,756

BEVERAGE NOZZLE WITH MIXING CORE

The Coca-Cola Company, A...

1. A beverage nozzle for mixing at least a first beverage ingredient and a second beverage ingredient into a homogeneous mixture, the beverage nozzle comprising:a housing comprising a first portion and a second portion;
a first inlet in fluid communication with the housing, wherein the first inlet is configured to provide the first beverage ingredient to the housing, wherein the first inlet is removable;
a second inlet in fluid communication with the housing, wherein the second inlet is configured to provide the second beverage ingredient to the housing, wherein the second inlet is removable;
a mixing core disposed within the housing, wherein the mixing core is configured to mix the first beverage ingredient and the second beverage ingredient into the homogeneous mixture;
an outlet disposed about the housing, wherein the homogeneous mixture exits the housing by way of the outlet; and
a top ring attached to the second inlet, wherein the top ring comprises an aperture therethrough,
wherein the first inlet comprises an opening and a lip, the lip configured to slide into a slot in the housing to position the first inlet adjacent to the top ring, and align the top ring aperture with the first inlet opening.

US Pat. No. 10,766,752

STACKED PAIL SEPARATION DEVICE

1. A pail separation device, comprising:a first half including a first wedge at the end of a first exterior brace, a first interior brace attached to said first exterior brace, and a first handle attached to said first interior brace and to said first exterior brace;
a second half including a second wedge at the end of a second exterior brace, a second interior brace attached to said second exterior brace, and a second handle attached to said second interior brace and to said second exterior brace; and
a fastener for locking said first half to said second half;
wherein said first wedge and said second wedge are dimensioned to fit between pails in a stack of pails; and
wherein force applied to said first handle and to said second handle can push said first wedge and said second wedge between pails of a stack of pails such that said first wedge and said second wedge separate pails.

US Pat. No. 10,766,751

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR A PUBLIC STANDARD INTERFACE FOR MATERIAL HANDLING VEHICLES

14. A method of communication between a material handling vehicle and a battery management system comprising:providing a communication protocol to the material handling vehicle, the material handling vehicle including an energy source;
controlling an energy source disconnect switch;
transferring energy source information between the material handling vehicle and the battery management system using a CAN bus comprising an H line, an L line, and separate WAKE and RETURN lines included in the same connector that carries power from the energy source, wherein the battery management system uses the WAKE line to detect when the energy source is plugged into the material handling vehicle, and wherein the CAN bus uses the RETURN line as a ground reference; and
determining a type of the energy source.

US Pat. No. 10,766,749

PORTABLE WINCH

WARN INDUSTRIES, INC., C...

1. A pulling tool, comprising:a drum having an output end;
an externally actuatable input shaft;
an output driven shaft;
a torque-limiting device positioned within the drum, the torque-limiting device including a torque-limiting mechanism disposed between an end of the externally actuatable input shaft and an end of the output driven shaft, wherein the torque-limiting mechanism is co-axial with both the externally actuatable input shaft and the output driven shaft, wherein the torque-limiting mechanism includes a first cam and a second cam, wherein the first cam is disposed on the end of the externally actuatable input shaft and the second cam is disposed on the end of the output driven shaft, wherein the torque-limiting device includes a plurality of jam nuts configured to set a torque limit; and
a transmission including an input and a ring gear, the input coupled to the output driven shaft and the ring gear coupled to the output end of the drum.

US Pat. No. 10,766,745

UNIVERSAL AND SOFTWARE-CONFIGURABLE ELEVATOR DOOR MONITOR

Argus Elevator LLC, Mari...

20. A method, comprising the steps of:receiving a change-of-state voltage from a source, the change-of-state voltage generated by the source upon an occurrence of an event associated with an elevator control parameter;
generating a numeric value corresponding to a magnitude of the change-of-state voltage;
comparing the numeric value to a setting value;
responsive to a determination that the numeric value reaches a threshold associated with the setting value, send a signal to an output relay control module, the signal comprising one selected from the group of a “true” signal and a “false” signal;
performing, with the output relay control module, a determination that controls operation of an output interface according to the signal received; and
sending an output signal, by the output interface, to an elevator controller pursuant to said determination to allow the elevator controller to take an action with respect to one selected from an elevator car and a landing door.

US Pat. No. 10,766,744

ELEVATOR ARRANGEMENT AND METHOD

KONE CORPORATION, Helsin...

1. An elevator arrangement, comprising:a hoistway;
an elevator car mounted in the hoistway; and
a vertically movable support structure in the hoistway for supporting the elevator car, the movable support structure being mounted above the elevator car in the hoistway, the vertically movable support structure comprising:
a first working platform, having a planar working area; and
a protective cover above the first working platform for protecting elevator components and/or people below the first working platform from falling objects, the protective cover covering most of the cross section of the hoistway,
wherein the protective cover comprises one or more displaceable cover parts forming part of the periphery of the protective cover, the displaceable cover parts being displaceable for increasing free space beside the protective cover, for creating a gap between the protective cover and an adjacent side wall of the hoistway.

US Pat. No. 10,766,743

ELEVATOR DEVICE

MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPO...

1. An elevator device comprising:an ascending/descending body;
a lower portion safety device installed in a lower portion of the ascending/descending body;
an upper portion safety device installed in an upper portion of the ascending/descending body;
a speed governor rope that extends through a hoistway and performs a circulatory motion as the ascending/descending body ascends and descends;
a lower portion pull-up lever that is disposed at the lower portion safety device and activates the lower portion safety device when pulled up by the speed governor rope, the lower portion pull-up lever having two longitudinal ends, a first longitudinal end of the two longitudinal ends of the lower portion pull-up lever being pivotally attached to the lower portion safety device, and a second longitudinal end of the two longitudinal ends of the lower portion pull-up lever being free, except for a connection which links to a lower portion elastic body;
an upper portion pull-up lever that is disposed at the upper portion safety device and activates the upper portion safety device when pulled up by the speed governor rope, the upper portion pull-up lever having two longitudinal ends, a first longitudinal end of the two longitudinal ends of the upper portion pull-up lever being pivotally attached to the upper portion safety device, and a second longitudinal end of the two longitudinal ends of the upper portion pull-up lever being free, except for a connection which links to an upper portion elastic body; and
a speed governor that monitors the ascending/descending body for travel at an excessive speed, and activates the lower portion safety device and the upper portion safety device by gripping the speed governor rope when a travel speed of the ascending/descending body reaches the excessive speed,
wherein:
a lower portion rope fixing member and an upper portion rope fixing member are fixed to the speed governor rope,
the lower portion elastic body is disposed between the lower portion rope fixing member and the lower portion pull-up lever, and
the upper portion elastic body is disposed between the upper portion rope fixing member and the upper portion pull-up lever.

US Pat. No. 10,766,738

OUT-OF-GROUP OPERATIONS FOR MULTICAR HOISTWAY SYSTEMS

OTIS ELEVATOR COMPANY, F...

1. A ropeless elevator system comprising:a plurality of elevator cars configured to travel in a hoistway having at least one lane;
a propulsion system to impart force to each elevator car of the plurality of elevator cars; and
a controller programmed to operate in:
an in-group mode where the plurality of elevator cars perform service demands;
an out-of-group mode where at least one selected elevator car of the plurality of elevator cars is prevented from performing the group service mode service demands; and
a transition mode where the at least one selected elevator car is prepared and transitioned from operation in the in-group mode to operation in the out-of-group mode;
wherein the controller is programmed to operate in the transition mode after authenticating an authorized user and satisfying preconditions of the transition mode.

US Pat. No. 10,766,732

MODULAR SECTIONS FOR TEMPORARY TURNTABLE APPLICATIONS

BBM Railway Equipment, LL...

1. A method of assembling a turntable comprising:providing a hub defining a first rotation axis;
providing a base including a plurality of rolling supports that each rotate about one of a plurality of axes of rotation perpendicular to said first rotation axis, said base including a plurality of base sections;
securing a rotating member to said hub such that a center of said rotating member aligns with the first rotation axis, said rotating member including a plurality of sections;
positioning a first one of said plurality of base sections radially around said hub, the first one of said plurality of base sections including a first set of the plurality of rolling supports;
coupling a first one of said plurality of sections to the hub that defines a center of said rotating member, said first one of said plurality of sections supported by the first set of the plurality of rolling supports and defining a first radius;
securing a second one of said plurality of base sections radially outwards of said first base section, said second one of said plurality of base sections including a second set of the plurality of rolling supports; and
securing a second section around said first section and supported at least in part by said second set of the plurality of rollers to define a second radius greater than the first radius.

US Pat. No. 10,766,728

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SPLICING SUBSTANTIALLY FLAT CONTINUOUS MATERIAL

Philip Morris Products S....

1. Apparatus for splicing substantially flat continuous material, the apparatus comprising:a transport unit for transporting a first substantially flat continuous material and a second substantially flat continuous material to a splicing location, wherein the transport unit is adapted to transport the first substantially flat continuous material and the second substantially flat continuous material parallel to each other forming an overlap portion of the first substantially flat continuous material and the second substantially flat continuous material in the splicing location;
a pressure unit arranged in the splicing location adapted to apply a mechanical impact of a duration between 100 milliseconds and 500 milliseconds and with a force in a range between 100 Newtons and 600 Newtons onto at least a part of the overlap portion of the first substantially flat continuous material and the second substantially flat continuous material, thereby at least partially merging the first substantially flat continuous material with the second substantially flat continuous material, wherein the transport unit comprises a belt conveyor, wherein the belt conveyor is guided to and through the pressure unit and transports at least the first substantially flat continuous material into, through, and past the pressure unit and further in a processing line, wherein the belt conveyor does not contact the part the pressure unit is adapted to apply a mechanical impact to, and wherein in the splicing location the belt conveyor only contacts a portion of the overlap portion such that the belt conveyor does not directly receive the mechanical impact.

US Pat. No. 10,766,727

PAPER SHEET PROCESSING DEVICE AND PAPER SHEET PROCESSING METHOD

GLORY LTD., Hyogo (JP)

1. A paper sheet handling device, comprising:a paper sheet detection device arranged on a transport path for transporting a paper sheet and configured to detect the paper sheet, and
a handling unit configured to perform handling related to the paper sheet based on the time when the paper sheet detection device detects an end of the paper sheet,
wherein
the paper sheet detection device includes a mechanical detection sensor including
at least a pair of rolling bodies which face each other and between which the paper sheet passes, and
a detection unit detecting a displacement of the rolling body when the paper sheet passes between the pair of rolling bodies facing each other in order to detect the end of the paper sheet,
the paper sheet detection device further includes
a transmissive or reflective optical detection sensor:
having a light emission unit and a light reception unit, and
arranged such that an optical axis of the light emission unit intersects the transport path,
the optical detection sensor includes
a plurality of optical detection sensors arranged:
in specific locations of the transport path, and
in a direction orthogonal to a transport direction of the paper sheet,
each of the plurality of optical detection sensors detects the paper sheet,
the mechanical detection sensor includes
a plurality of mechanical detection sensors arranged:
in locations upstream of the optical detection sensor in the transport direction in the transport path, and
in a direction orthogonal to the transport direction of the paper sheet,
each of the plurality of mechanical detection sensors detects the paper sheet, and
the paper sheet detection device corrects detection results of the plurality of optical detection sensors based on detection results of the plurality of mechanical detection sensors,
wherein in case detection results of the plurality of mechanical detection sensors are different from detection results of the plurality of optical detection sensors, the paper sheet detection device corrects a detection result of a part, which is not detected by the plurality of optical detection sensors, by changing the detection result to a state in which the part is indicated as detected by the plurality of optical detection sensors, in the detection results of the plurality of optical detection sensors.

US Pat. No. 10,766,726

SHEET CONVEYING DEVICE FOR CONVEYING SHEETS SUCH AS DOCUMENTS, RECORDING PAPER, AND THE LIKE

KYOCERA Document Solution...

1. A sheet conveying device comprising a paper-supply roller for feeding sheets one by one from a paper-supply unit to a paper-conveyance path, and a conveying-roller for conveying the sheets fed to the paper-conveyance path by the paper-supply roller; and further comprising:a sheet-detecting unit for detecting a leading edge position of a sheet;
an overlapped-feeding-detecting unit for detecting overlapped feeding of the sheets;
an overlapped-feeding-distance-calculating unit that, based on the detection results of the sheet-detecting unit and the overlapped-feeding-detecting unit, calculates an overlapped-feeding distance in which the sheets are overlapped; and
a conveyance-control unit that causes the paper-supply roller to stop at a timing when a part of the sheet reaches the paper-supply roller; wherein,
the paper-supply roller feeds the sheets in a sheet-conveyance direction from the paper-supply unit to the paper-conveyance path;
the part of the sheet is defined as a position on the sheet that is separated a set length, in the sheet-conveyance direction, from a trailing edge of the sheet; and
the conveyance-control unit, in a case where detection of overlapped feeding by the overlapped-feeding-detecting unit occurs a plurality of times, extends the set length based on the overlapped-feeding distance.

US Pat. No. 10,766,723

IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An image forming apparatus comprising:a belt unit having an intermediate transfer belt and configured to be detachably attachable to a main body of the image forming apparatus in an insertion direction of the belt unit, which intersects a width direction of the intermediate transfer belt, through an opening portion disposed at a side face of the image forming apparatus, wherein the belt unit has a first roller supporting the intermediate transfer belt, a frame rotatably supporting the first roller, and a steering unit supported to be tiltable with respect to the frame and having a second roller supporting the intermediate transfer belt, the steering unit, in a case that the intermediate transfer belt moves to one side in the width direction thereof while the intermediate transfer belt rotates, being configured to tilt the second roller so that the intermediate transfer belt moves toward the other side thereof;
a pair of first guided portions disposed at both ends of the frame with respect to the width direction of the intermediate transfer belt;
a first guide portion disposed on the main body of the image forming apparatus and configured to support the pair of first guided portions when the belt unit is attached and to guide the frame;
a pair of second guided portions disposed at both ends of the steering unit with respect to the width direction of the intermediate transfer belt;
a second guide portion disposed on the main body of the image forming apparatus and configured to support the pair of the second guided portions when the belt unit is attached and to guide the steering unit,
wherein the second guide portion releases support of the steering unit when the belt unit is positioned at an attached position.

US Pat. No. 10,766,720

SHOCK ABSORBING DOCK LEVELER LIP

PRODUITS HEVEA INC., Ric...

1. A lip hingedly connectable to a deck of a dock leveler, the lip comprising:an elongated body having opposite top and bottom surfaces, the elongated body comprising:
a hinged edge removably and pivotally connectable to the deck;
a front edge opposite the hinged edge; and
a first connecting surface positioned along the front edge;
a lip attachment having
a second connecting surface removably connectable to the first connecting surface and a lip attachment plate extending from the second connecting surface, the lip attachment plate having a distal edge; and
a cover lining adapted to enclose at least one of the elongated body and the lip attachment plate so as to mitigate impacts thereon, the cover lining being at least partially flexible and having a leading edge extending further than the distal edge of the lip attachment plate to provide a flexible outer edge to the lip attachment.

US Pat. No. 10,766,718

TOOL AND METHOD FOR GRIPPING A PALLET

1. Method for gripping empty pallets (3) using a tool (1) comprising a gripper (5) having a clamping means (6) mounted to move on a frame (4) of said tool (1), method comprising:extending the gripper (5) to bring it into an active position;
picking up a pallet (3) using said clamping means (6) forming a vise for grasping a single edge of the pallet (3) on a first surface and a second surface opposite the first surface, wherein the pallet (3) is picked up at a distance less than a midpoint of a length of the pallet, causing the pallet to be placed in a cantilevered position having the gravity center of the pallet base (3) being located beyond said clamping means (6);
moving the tool (1) so that it takes said pallet (3) with it;
releasing the pallet (3) at a destination; and
retracting the gripper (5).

US Pat. No. 10,766,716

CONTAINER-HANDLING DEVICE WITH CENTERING ELEMENTS FOR CLAMPING CONTAINERS

KHS GmbH, Dortmund (DE)

1. An apparatus comprising a container-handling device, said container-handling device comprising a first rotor, a second rotor, holders that are arranged around a periphery of said second rotor, each of said holders being a container holder that holds a container while said container is being transported by said second rotor, and a receptacle, said receptacle being one of a plurality of container receptacles that are arranged around a periphery of said first rotor such that, as said first rotor rotates, each of said receptacles passes through first, second, third, and fourth angular ranges, wherein said holders and said receptacles interact with each other by meshing while both are within said first angular range, wherein, as a result of said interaction, said container is transferred between said first and second rotors, wherein said receptacle comprises a movement mechanism, a centering element and a counter-bearing that interacts with said centering element, wherein, when a receptacle has a container, relative movement therebetween causes said centering element and said counter-bearing to cooperate in clamping said container between them at a mouth region of said container with said holder engaging said container above a region at which said counter-bearing engages said container, wherein said movement mechanism is configured to cause said relative movement between said centering element and said counter-bearing element, as a result of which said receptacle executes a first partial-stroke and a second partial-stroke, wherein said first partial-stroke occurs while said receptacle is in a first angular region and said second partial-stroke occurs after said receptacle has left said first angular region, wherein, during said first partial-stroke, said centering element is made to bear against a container's mouth with a first pressure, and wherein, during said second partial-stroke, said centering element is made to bear against said mouth a second pressure, said second pressure being in excess of said first pressure.

US Pat. No. 10,766,713

SUBSTRATE CARRIER APPARATUS AND LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY MANUFACTURING DEVICE

HKC Corporation Limited, ...

1. A substrate carrier apparatus, applied to manufacture at least one display, comprising:a carrier platform, configured to carry a substrate; and
a conductor, comprising a power receiving terminal and a ground terminal, wherein the power receiving terminal is electrically connected to the substrate, and the ground terminal is grounded;
wherein the conductor is a conducting wire or an electrostatic discharge (ESD) rope made of a slightly flexible conducting material;
wherein a diameter of the ESD rope is 1 millimeter, and a distance between the ESD rope and the substrate is less than 3 centimeters; and
wherein there is a plurality of conductors respectively electrically connected to corners of the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,766,707

WHEEL ROLLER HAVING A LOG CHAIN FORGING OR A CARRIER LINK FORGING FOR AN 88 SERIES CHAIN

1. A wheel roller, comprising:a carrier link forging having a main body and a carrier link formed as a unitary component, said carrier link having a front end and a rear end and disposed below said main body, said main body having openings formed therein and extending completely through said main body, said main body having a front end extending past said front end of said carrier link and a rear end extending past said rear end of said carrier link;
pins disposed in said openings in said main body and fixed to said main body in a non-pivotable manner; and
wheels supported by said pins.

US Pat. No. 10,766,703

CONVEYOR BELT PULLEY COVER COMBINING LOW ROLLING RESISTANCE WITH ENHANCED OZONE RESISTANCE

ContiTech USA, Inc., Fai...

1. A conveyor belt comprising an outer cover layer, an opposing inner cover layer, and a carcass layer disposed between the outer cover layer and the inner cover layer, wherein the outer cover layer comprises a sulfur cured rubber formulation comprising a blend of from 20 phr to 40 phr of an EPDM elastomer, from 1 phr to 40 phr of a polybutadiene rubber, from 30 phr to 80 phr of a natural rubber, and at least one of N330 carbon black or N220 carbon black incorporated in an amount of from 45 phr to 50 phr, and wherein after curing, the curable rubber formulation has a dynamic ozone resistance failure time of from 96 hours to 168 hours after exposure to conditions of 50 pphm ozone, 25% strain, and 104° F.

US Pat. No. 10,766,700

MODULAR AND CONFIGURABLE PICK/PUT WALL

INTELLIGRATED HEADQUARTER...

1. An order fulfillment system, comprising:a receiving apparatus comprising a front frame having a pair of vertical supports that receives one or more horizontal bars having an array of node locations located proximate to one or more openings;
a mobile apparatus, wherein the mobile apparatus having at least one receptacle is positionable behind the front frame of the receiving apparatus so as to align an opening of the receptacle for holding articles with one of the array of node locations such that the receptacle located behind the front frame is accessible for article retrieval by passing through the one or more openings of the front frame of the receiving apparatus; and
a light order fulfillment system comprising more than one article indicating module, wherein each module is mounted to a respective node location on the one or more horizontal bars of the receiving apparatus and configured to selectively illuminate the receptacles of the mobile apparatus docked behind the receiving apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,766,699

ORDER FULFILLMENT ROBOT CAPABLE OF HORIZONTAL AND VERTICAL MOTION

Alert Innovation Inc., N...

1. A storage structure for an order fulfillment facility, the storage structure comprising:a plurality of storage locations arranged in a two dimensional array extending in first and second directions;
a track system enabling a mobile robot to access the plurality of storage locations, the track system comprising:
rails configured to enable the mobile robot to access storage locations oriented in the first direction, and
a level changing tower configured to enable the mobile robot to access storage locations oriented in the second direction, the level changing tower comprising tracks having slots at regular intervals, the slots configured to receive wheels of the mobile robot to propel the mobile robot along the level changing tower.

US Pat. No. 10,766,694

ALTERNATIVE BOTTOM DROP AND STRAIGHT TEE DISCHARGE FROM BULK TANK HAVING VARIOUS EXTENSIONS FOR AUTOMATIC AND MANUAL OPERATIONS OF THE TEE VALVE

Bulk Tank, Inc., Park Hi...

1. An alternative bottom drop or straight tee discharged from a bulk tank trailer vehicle having various extensions for automatic and manual operations of the tee valve:a hopper tee, said hopper tee having a horizontal section through which pressurized air and granular material may flow, and an integral vertical section through which the bulk material flows upon discharge from the tank trailer;
said tee having a pair of seats, one formed at the bottom of the tee beneath its vertical section, and the second seat being provided approximately perpendicularly with respect to the first seat, and structured at the incoming flow portion of the horizontal section of the tee at its incoming air flow location beneath the vertical section of said tee;
a disc-like valve, said disc-like valve having a valve means for locating and seating proximate either of said seats provided within the tee, said disc-like valve having a circular disc portion, and upstanding integral supports;
a pair of bearings shafts, mounted to either side of the horizontal section of the tee, said bearing shafts mounting the upright supports of the disc-like valve for pivotal movement, provided for either a lowering of the disc-like valve to the bottom of the tee, or pivoting of the disc-like valve approximately 90° for blocking the incoming flow of pressurized air through the horizontal section of said tee; and
mechanical means for providing either the automatic or manual turning of the disc-like valve to attain either a bottom drop unloading of granular material from the tank trailer, or to provide for the horizontal flow of granular material through the tee from said tank trailer vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,766,691

BICYCLE PACKAGING

Pratt Corrugated Holdings...

1. A bicycle packaging comprising:a first packaging body comprising a primary fastener and a secondary mating fastener;
a second packaging body comprising a secondary fastener and a primary mating fastener, the first packaging body and second packaging body defining a void, the primary fastener engaging the primary mating fastener, and the secondary fastener engaging the secondary mating fastener, wherein the first packaging body comprises a first top panel, a first bottom panel, a first side panel, and a first end panel assembly, and wherein the second packaging body comprises a second top panel, a second bottom panel, a second side panel, and a second end panel assembly; and
a wheel insert, the wheel insert comprising a first insert panel and a second insert panel, the first insert panel abutting one of the first side panel and second side panel, the second insert panel spaced from the one of the first side panel and second side panel to define a second void therebetween.

US Pat. No. 10,766,690

SHIPPING AND DISPENSING BOX FOR SLIT SHEET MATERIAL

1. A combined shipping and expansion device for shipping a roll of unexpanded slit sheet material and for expanding the slit sheet material, comprising:a) a container having:
a first pair of side wall members;
a second pair of side wall members;
b) a roll of slit sheet material wound around a core member and positioned within said container;
c) said roll of slit sheet material having a slit pattern that forms open cells upon expansion;
d) said core member having a length greater than a width of said roll of slit sheet wound around the core member and having protrusions that extend beyond each side of said roll of slit sheet material;
e) a plurality of yoke members within said container, including at least one yoke member that rotatably receives a first of said protrusions and at least one yoke member that rotatably receives a second of said protrusions; and
f) a friction member arranged to apply frictional pressure against at least one of said protrusions for regulating force required to rotate said roll with respect to said yoke members during unwinding of said roll of slit sheet material from said core member.

US Pat. No. 10,766,688

PACK FOR CIGARETTES AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PRODUCING SAID PACK

1. A pack for cigarettes (10) or other smoking articles comprising:an outer pack (25) in the form of a hinge-lid pack with a box part (26) and a lid (27); and
an inner pack in the form of a foil block (11), the foil block (11) being formed from a blank (12) of foil which surrounds a cigarette group, wherein the foil block (11) comprises an opening aid (18) in an end-face region of an inner front wall (13) of the foil block (11) and at least in a part region of an inner end wall (17), wherein the opening aid (18) comprises a closure means in the form of a closure tab (20) which is arranged on an outside surface of the foil block (11) and is fastened on the foil block (11) by means of releasable adhesion, and for opening the foil block (11) the closure tab (20) is pulled at least in part away from the foil block (11) and, as a result, exposes a removal opening (19) at least in part,
wherein:
a) the removal opening (19) is a free opening which is produced during a production process of the foil block (11), wherein to create the removal opening (19) the foil blank (12), or a foil web (36) for producing the foil blank (12), is provided with the removal opening (19), which is formed as a result of a punching process, wherein an opening lug (35), which also is formed where applicable by the punching process, is completely removed;
b) the closure tab (20) covers the removal opening (19) completely and on all sides in a closed position with an overlapping edge or overlapping strip (21, 22, 23) which extends all around the removal opening (19);
c) the closure tab (20) is free of adhesives in a region of the removal opening (19), wherein the adhesive-free region of the closure tab (20) is slightly greater in size than the region or a surface of the removal opening (19) and runs all around and surrounds the removal opening (19); and
d) the closure tab (20) comprises a glue-free actuating tab (24) in a region of the inner front wall (13).

US Pat. No. 10,766,684

LIQUID CRYSTAL PANEL PACKAGING BOX WITH TEMPERATURE REGULATING FUNCTION

HUIZHOU CHINA STAR OPTOEL...

1. A liquid crystal panel packaging box with a temperature regulating function, comprising:a box body; and
a plurality of temperature regulators;
wherein the box body comprises a frame, and a plurality of accommodating parts are spaced on an inner wall of the frame, the temperature regulators are arranged in the accommodating parts so as to release or absorb heat as an outside temperature changes to keep an internal temperature of the box body balanced;
wherein each of the temperature regulators comprises a shell with a hollow interior and a phase change material filled in the shell, the shell comprises a main body and a protrusion disposed on a surface of the main body, the main body and the protrusion both have a hollow interior, a shape of the accommodating parts is matched with that of the shell, the shell is inserted into the accommodating parts, and the main body and the protrusion both abut an inner wall of the accommodating parts.

US Pat. No. 10,766,682

PACKAGING CONTAINER WITH PREFORMED SEALING RING

Sonoco Development, Inc.,...

1. A method of manufacturing a filled container, the method comprising the steps of:(a) forming a rigid tray comprising a base and a flange, the base having a rim and defining a cavity configured to receive contents therein, the flange extending radially outward from the rim, the flange having an upper surface, the upper surface having a shape;
(b) providing a filament made of a heat sealable material;
(c) preforming a sealing ring by feeding the filament from a spool, grasping the filament with an orbiter that orbits about an applicator tool until the filament overlaps itself, cutting the filament to create two ends, and welding the two ends together;
(d) positioning the sealing ring onto the upper surface of the flange;
(e) adhering the sealing ring to the flange;
(f) filling at least part of the cavity with the contents;
(g) applying a flexible film onto the sealing ring to cover and enclose the cavity; and
(h) adhering the flexible film to the sealing ring by heat welding.

US Pat. No. 10,766,678

CABLE TIE

Tyco Electronics UK Ltd.,...

1. A cable tie, comprising:a belt;
a head connected to the belt and having a passageway for receiving the belt; and
a lock disposed in the head and displaceable parallel to a plane of the passageway along a stroke, the lock having a protrusion configured to lock the belt, the lock has an extension along a locking direction and the extension is adapted to be pulled below an inner top face of the head so that the protrusion engages a plurality of teeth of the belt.

US Pat. No. 10,766,677

TAMPER-EVIDENT ATTACHMENT FOR CABLE TIE

1. A tamper-evident attachment for a cable tie of the type including a ratchet head defining a head opening and having a deflectable pawl in the head opening, and a flexible strap extending from the ratchet head, the tamper-evident attachment comprising:a ratchet head cover configured to couple to the ratchet head of the cable tie such that the ratchet head cover covers at least a portion of the head opening to inhibit access to the pawl, the ratchet head cover defining at least one slot-shaped opening positioned to align with the head opening of the ratchet head when the ratchet head cover is coupled to the ratchet head, the at least one slot-shaped opening being sized and shaped to receive the strap of the cable tie therethrough, wherein the ratchet head cover further includes a left wall, a right wall generally opposing the left wall, a rear wall extending between and connecting the left and right walls, and an upper wall interconnecting upper ends of the left wall, right wall, and rear wall.

US Pat. No. 10,766,675

CATALYST CONTAINER

SWIMC LLC, Cleveland, OH...

1. A container assembly including:a storage container including:
a container body defining a first chamber for holding a first material; and
a lid assembly including a lid removably or nonremovably secured to the container body and a first spout secured to the lid and defining a through passage in communication with the first chamber; and
a catalyst container including:
a reservoir defining a second chamber for holding a second material, the reservoir having a spacer extending therefrom; and
a top member removably secured to the reservoir to close the second chamber, the top member having a second spout secured to the first spout and defining a through passage in communication with the through passage of the first spout,
wherein the first spout is movable between a closed position and an open position,
wherein when the first spout is in the closed position, the spacer abuts an underside of the lid or an underside of the first spout and the top member is attached to the reservoir, and
wherein when the first spout is in the open position , the top member is moved away from and separated from the reservoir causing the reservoir to release the second material into the first chamber and to mix with the first material.

US Pat. No. 10,766,673

PORTABLE BEVERAGE CONTAINER

Hydrovaze LLC, Laguna Ni...

1. A portable beverage container, comprising:an inner vessel having a neck;
an outer shell configured to surround a first portion of the inner vessel;
a cap configured to engage with the outer shell to surround a second portion of the inner vessel;
a shock-absorbing cup disposed within the outer shell and configured to receive a bottom end of the inner vessel;
a shock-absorbing ring disposed on an inner surface of the cap, wherein the inner vessel comprises a shoulder configured to bear against the shock-absorbing ring when the bottom end of the inner vessel is seated in the shock-absorbing cup and the cap is secured to the outer shell; and
an outer shell threaded structure on an inner surface of the outer shell, wherein the outer shell threaded structure is configured to engage with a first cap threaded structure on an outer surface of the cap to secure the cap to the outer shell, and wherein the shock-absorbing ring is attached to a second cap threaded structure on the inner surface of the cap.

US Pat. No. 10,766,670

SNAP CAP IN MULTI-COMPONENT INJECTION MOLDING TECHNOLOGY

1. A cover configured for clamping attachment to a wall region defining an opening, the cover comprising:a front wall deformable between a first stable, downwardly cambered state and a second stable, upwardly cambered state;
an annular edge portion having a larger outer circumference when said front wall is in said first stable state than when said front wall is in said second stable state, said annular edge portion effecting a clamping attachment of the cover to the wall region by pressing said annular edge portion against the wall region from inside the opening in said first stable state, or from outside the opening in said second stable state;
said annular edge portion having at least one expansion portion made of a second plastic material component and a remaining edge portion made of a first plastic material component, said second plastic material component being softer and/or more elastic than said first plastic material component, enabling an increase of an outer periphery of said annular edge portion in said first stable state relative to said second stable state; and
said front wall transitioning into said annular edge portion at a constant angle that remains constant in both of said first stable state and said second stable state.

US Pat. No. 10,766,669

FOUR-FLANGE CHILD-RESISTANT ZIPPER AND BAG

ILLINOIS TOOL WORKS INC.,...

1. A reclosure (10) for a reclosable package (100), including:a first profile (12) and a second profile (14);
the first profile (12) including a first web portion (16) with a first lower interlocking element (28) and a first upper interlocking element (29), wherein first profile (12) is severed through the first upper interlocking element (29) to form a lower first profile (12?) and an upper first profile (12?) thereby forming at least one tab (18) extending from an upper edge of the lower first profile (12?) and including a portion of the first upper interlocking element (29?); and
the second profile (14) including a second web portion (30) with a second lower interlocking element (44) and a second upper interlocking element (46).

US Pat. No. 10,766,667

EASY OPEN PLASTIC BAGS

Polytex Fibers Corporatio...

1. A bag comprisinga first wall and a second wall, each of the first wall and second wall having an interior surface, an exterior surface, a top edge and a bottom edge, and comprising a first layer and a second layer, wherein the first layer comprises woven strips consisting of oriented low density polyethylene, and the second layer consists of an oriented polyethylene film, wherein the first layer and second layer are laminated together, and wherein the top edge of the first wall and the top edge of the second wall are adapted to be heat sealed together to form a top end of the bag, and the bottom edge of the first wall and the bottom edge of the second wall are adapted to be heat sealed together to form a bottom end of the bag,
wherein said bag further comprises
a plurality of cuts, perforations, or a combination thereof, wherein said plurality of cuts, perforations, or a combination thereof, define a row extending a distance of at least ten percent across the first wall of the bag, wherein the row is not located on the top end or bottom end of the bag, wherein each of the plurality of cuts, perforations, or a combination thereof, extends through the first layer and through the second layer of the first wall of the bag, and
a cover having a pull tab and covering at least the plurality of cuts, perforations, or a combination thereof,
wherein said bag is adapted to hold at least ten pounds by weight of at least one filling material and wherein said bag can be opened by pulling the pull tab and removing the cover from the plurality of cuts, perforations, or a combination thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,766,665

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A CHEMICAL CONTAINER

Wuxi Huaying Microelectro...

1. A method for manufacturing a chemical container, comprising:providing a body portion;
providing a head portion comprising a top wall, a head sidewall extending from an edge of the top wall, and a plurality of bulges extending from an outer surface of the top wall outwardly with respect to a chamber, wherein the plurality of bulges comprise a boss located in a middle location of the top wall and an annular rib surrounding the boss, and wherein the top wall comprises a mouth structure configured to accommodate a pipeline to pass through the mouth structure and connect with an inside of the chamber;
processing the head portion such that at least one connecting hole is provided on each of the boss and the annular rib, wherein each of the at least one connecting hole is configured to accommodate the pipeline; and
welding the head portion and the body portion to form the chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,766,664

MODULAR POTTED PLANT SHIPPING BOX

1. A modular potted plant shipping box comprises:an outer box;
a stopper frame;
a stabilizing frame;
a receptacle;
the stabilizing frame comprise a main base plate, a first brace, a second brace, and a central slot;
the stabilizing frame, the stopper frame, and the receptacle being positioned within the outer box;
a first edge of the main base plate being positioned opposite a second edge of the main base plate, across the main base plate;
the first brace being hingedly connected to the main base plate along the first edge of the main base plate;
the second brace being hingedly connected to the main base plate along the second edge of the main base plate;
the central slot traversing through the first brace and the second brace;
the central slot oriented perpendicular with the main plate;
the receptacle being positioned within the central slot, between the first brace and the second brace;
the receptacle being positioned within and frictionally engaged with a main rim of the central slot;
a fourth rim of the outer box being positioned opposite a base of the outer box across a lateral wall of the outer box;
a main opening of the outer box being defined by the fourth rim; and,
the stopper frame being positioned in between the stabilizing frame and the fourth rim.

US Pat. No. 10,766,662

INTEGRATED CARTON RECLOSE FEATURE

KELLOGG COMPANY, Battle ...

1. A storage assembly, comprising:a container defining an interior cavity, the container comprising a first sidewall and a second sidewall;
a first flap fixedly attached to the first sidewall; and
a second flap removably attached to the second sidewall of the container, the second flap having at least one aperture formed therethrough and a passage extending from the aperture to an outer perimeter of the second flap.

US Pat. No. 10,766,659

CONTAINER, BLANK, MODULAR DISPLAY DEVICE, AND METHOD FOR FORMING A DISPLAY DEVICE FROM THE MODULAR DISPLAY DEVICE

Intercontinental Great Br...

1. A container, constructed from a blank of foldable material and adapted to be stacked together with other similar containers to form a modular display device, the container comprising a base, a pair of opposed side walls extending upwardly from the base, and opposed front and rear walls extending upwardly from the base between said opposed side walls, said base and said walls defining an enclosure for storing and displaying one or more items, a locking tab being defined in an upper edge region of each side wall and a pair of corresponding locking slots being defined in the base, the locking tabs and locking slots being configured such that, in use, the container is detachably mountable on a similar container by insertion of the locking tabs of the similar container into the corresponding locking slots of the container; wherein each locking tab comprises a neck portion and a body portion with the body portion overhanging the neck portion to define an undercut and wherein a first recess is defined in the upper edge region of each of the opposed side walls, each first recess extending from a forward edge of the respective locking tab forwardly over part of the remaining length of the side wall.

US Pat. No. 10,766,658

LABEL PEELING DEVICE

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA,...

1. A post-processing apparatus, comprising:a sheet conveyance path having an entrance and an exit and configured to permit a label sheet to be conveyed in a sheet conveyance direction along the sheet conveyance path from the entrance to the exit;
a guide along the sheet conveyance path to move in a direction perpendicular to the sheet conveyance direction; and
a control circuit configured to move the guide to align the label sheet in the direction perpendicular to the sheet conveyance direction and to move the guide toward a central portion of the label sheet while the label sheet is on the sheet conveyance path to peel a label body from the label sheet.