US Pat. No. 10,337,253

DRILL HEAD FOR A DRILLING DEVICE FOR CREATING DRILL HOLES IN INSUFFICIENTLY STABLE FOUNDATION

1. A drill head for a drilling device for making drill holes in insufficiently stable foundation by displacement of soil material, said drill head being placeable on a drill pipe of the drilling device and adapted to form with the drill pipe a releasable connection secured against rotation, the drill head comprising a base plate with which an end of the drill pipe is closable, on which base plate at least one drill head plate oriented substantially perpendicular thereto is placeable, said at least one drill head plate comprising a first drill head plate and a second drill head plate, aligned substantially perpendicular to the first drill head plate, a first curved plate and a second curved plate that each extend beyond a flank of the first drill head plate and an adjacent flank of the second drill head plate, said curved plates comprising first holding means adapted to be held in second holding means provided on lateral flanks of the at least one drill head plate, said curved plates being insertable in the flanks of the at least one drill head plate such that surfaces of said at least one curved plate are effective as screw faces during drilling.

US Pat. No. 10,337,252

APPARATUS AND METHOD OF ALLEVIATING SPIRALING IN BOREHOLES

Halliburton Energy Servic...

12. A method of alleviating down-hole spiraling of a drill string having a bottom-hole assembly defined by a main body having a reamer and drill bit during a drilling operation, comprising:gathering data which includes one or more of a tension, compression, flexural bending and torque measurement of the main body;
determining a depths-of-cut rate by the drill bit and the reamer based on the data;
extending or shortening a longitudinal length of the main body of the bottom-hole assembly under the condition where the depth-of-cut rate by the drill bit is not substantially the same as the depth-of-cut rate of the reamer;
wherein the longitudinal length of a main body is extended or shortened using a sub disposed in the main body between the drill bit and the reamer and wherein the sub includes a spring which passes through a retaining plate which is moved laterally by a grub screw such that as the plate is turned by the grub screw the length of the spring can elastically deform below the plate by compressing a part of the spring above the retaining plate, which in turn alters the length of the main body.

US Pat. No. 10,337,251

DOWNHOLE ADJUSTABLE BEND ASSEMBLIES

National Oilwell DHT, L.P...

48. A method for forming a deviated borehole, comprising:(a) providing a bend adjustment assembly of a downhole mud motor in a first position that provides a first deflection angle between a longitudinal axis of a driveshaft housing of the downhole mud motor and a longitudinal axis of a bearing mandrel of the downhole mud motor;
(b) with the downhole mud motor positioned in the borehole, actuating the bend adjustment assembly from the first position to a second position that provides a second deflection angle between the longitudinal axis of the driveshaft housing and the longitudinal axis of the bearing mandrel, the second deflection angle being different from the first deflection angle; and
(c) oscillating the bearing mandrel axially in a bearing housing of the downhole mud motor in response to pumping drilling fluid into the borehole from the surface pump.

US Pat. No. 10,337,250

SYSTEM, APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR GUIDING A DRILL BIT BASED ON FORCES APPLIED TO A DRILL BIT, AND DRILLING METHODS RELATED TO SAME

APS Technology, Inc., Wa...

1. A method for guiding a drill bit carried by a drill string the method comprising:causing the drill bit to define a borehole in an earthen formation along a planned well path;
obtaining, via at least one sensor assembly of a measurement subassembly coupled to the drill bit, measurements indicative of one or more forces applied to the drill bit that has caused the drill bit to deviate from the planned well path along a first direction;
determining the first direction the drill bit is drilling during the drilling operation;
determining, via a first controller housed by the measurement subassembly coupled to the drill bit, 1) a magnitude of the one or more forces applied to the drill bit and 2) a direction along which the one or more forces were applied to the drill bit;
transmitting to a second controller of a steering module disposed along the drill string the magnitude and the direction of the one or more forces applied to the drill bit; and
in response to the receiving the magnitude and the direction of the one or more forces applied to the drill bit, causing, via the second controller, the steering module to redirect the drill bit from drilling along a first direction that is deviated from the planned well path toward a second direction that is substantially aligned with the planned well path.

US Pat. No. 10,337,249

DRILLING WELLS WITH AIR

1. A method of drilling oil, gas and disposal wells includingselecting a location for a hole in an area of earth's surface free of a bore hole having casing therein;
providing a drill string having an outer dimension and at least two flow paths, integral to each other and being inside the outer dimension, the flow paths extending from earth's surface to a drilling assembly on a lower end of the drill string, the drilling assembly being configured to drill a hole of a predetermined diameter,
drilling the hole in the area free of a cased bore hole with a diameter of at least 20 inches from earth's surface through an interval including at least one fresh water aquifer with the drill string and drilling assembly by delivering air down one of the flow paths and up another of the flow paths;
the amount of air delivered downwardly being sufficient to produce an upward velocity in the another flow path greater than necessary to keep water moving in the another flow path, then
cementing pipe in the hole; and
drilling a well bore into an earth formation below the pipe string.

US Pat. No. 10,337,248

ADJUSTABLE LADDER EXTENSION

Philip F. Lanzafame, Pou...

1. An adjustable extension comprising:a housing having a through passage;
an extension body extending through the through passage of the housing and movable relative to the housing from a retracted position to one or more extension positions;
a retainer attached to or integrally formed with the housing or the extension body; and
a retainer catch attached to or integrally formed with the other of the housing or the extension body,
wherein the retainer is a magnet that pulls on a magnetic surface of the retainer catch to engage the retainer catch when the extension body is moved from one of the one or more extension positions to the retracted position to retain the extension body in the retracted position, and
wherein the retainer is force releasable to disengage from the retainer catch when a force is applied to the extension body to allow the extension body to move to one of the one or more extension positions.

US Pat. No. 10,337,247

LADDER STABILISER

Teletower.com Limited, E...

1. A stabiliser accessory releasably securable to a ladder having two one piece stiles and at least three rungs extending between the stiles, the stabiliser accessory comprising:an elongate tubular housing to be secured in use to a lower end of the stiles of the ladder,
two stabilising arms each having an end with a foot attached thereto, the stabilising arms retractably received within the housing and slidable laterally in opposite directions relative to the housing between a retracted position, in which the stabilising arms reside within the housing, and a deployed position, in which the feet attached to the ends of the stabilising arms contact the ground at points that are further spaced apart than the ends of the housing,
wherein the stabilising arms are spring biased in a direction to protrude from the housing and are retained within the housing, and a catch mechanism is provided on the housing to retain the stabiliser arms in the retracted position, the spring biasing of the stabilising arms serving to move the arms to the deployed position upon release of the catch mechanism, and
wherein the stabilising arms are released by the application of a downward force to the top of the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,337,246

LADDER/DOLLY/CART SYSTEM

1. A ladder/dolly/cart system comprising:first and second forward legs with pivot ends and free ends;
first and second rearward legs with pivot ends and free end;
four pivot brackets, two of the four pivot brackets extending rearwardly from each forward leg whereby the angle between the forward and rearward legs may be varied;
a top step and a middle step and a bottom step, each step being horizontal when in a ladder orientation;
an imperforate tongue pivotably secured between the rearward legs adjacent to the free ends for positioning perpendicular to the rearward legs when in a dolly orientation;
four wheels secured to and extending forwardly from the forward legs for use when in a cart orientation; and
an outrigger assembly, the outrigger assembly including a supplemental axle, the supplemental axle extending through the forward legs adjacent to the free ends, the supplemental axle having axle ends exterior of the forward legs, two rigid blocks, each block being in a generally rectilinear configuration and pivotally secured to the supplemental axle adjacent to one of the axle ends, each rigid block being rotatable about the supplemental axle, the rigid blocks adapted to contact a support surface to provide stability to the outrigger assembly and the system.

US Pat. No. 10,337,244

RETRACT GATE

YEAGLE DEVELOPMENT CO., L...

1. A retract gate comprising:an upper roller assembly comprising:
a housing;
a rolling mechanism accommodated in the housing and comprising:
a sleeve having:
upper teeth formed on an upper end of the sleeve; and
surrounding teeth annually formed on an outer surface of the sleeve;
a differential crown gear having teeth;
a first crown gear having teeth, a number of the teeth of the first crown gear being less than that of the differential crown gear; and
at least one gear engaging the upper teeth of the sleeve, the first crown gear, and the differential crown gear;
wherein the sleeve, the differential crown gear, and the first crown gear rotate coaxially; and
a controlling mechanism accommodated in the housing and comprising:
a switch capable of moving relatively to the housing and engaging with the first crown gear, part of the switch extending out of the housing; and
an engaging component selectively and slidably abutting the switch; the engaging component selectively sticking the differential crown gear;
a lower roller assembly;
an axial tube, one end of the axial tube connected with the sleeve, another end of the axial tube connected with the lower roller assembly; the axial tube rotated with the sleeve but rotated relatively to the lower roller assembly;
a holding pole; and
a screen body, one end of the screen body securely fixed on the holding pole, another end of the screen body securely fixed on the axial tube; the screen body selectively rolled on an outer side of the axial tube;
wherein when the upper roller assembly is turned on by the switch, the switch releases the first crown gear and the engaging component releases the sleeve; and
wherein when the upper roller assembly is turned off by the switch, the switch engages the first crown gear; meanwhile:
at a time when the engaging component sticks the differential crown gear, the engaging component engages the sleeve; and
at a time when the engaging component releases the differential crown gear, the engaging component also releases the sleeve.

US Pat. No. 10,337,243

GEARED BRACKET FOR A WINDOW SHADE

MECHOSHADE SYSTEMS, LLC, ...

1. A geared window shade bracket comprising:a sprocket having a ring gear on an inside circumference of the sprocket;
a chain configured to be engaged with the sprocket such that, in response to pulling on the chain, the sprocket rotates;
a sun gear that is configured to be restricted from rotation;
one or more planet gears configured to rotate around the sun gear, wherein the one or more planet gears interface with the ring gear;
a planetary carrier configured to mate with the one or more planet gears; and
the planetary carrier is also configured to rotate a shade tube,
wherein less than 2 rotations of the sprocket results in 1 rotation of the shade tube.

US Pat. No. 10,337,242

DAYLIGHTING DEVICE AND DAYLIGHTING SYSTEM

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. A daylighting device comprising:a flexible base material having light-transmitting properties; and
at least three daylighting sections on one face of the flexible base material, each of the at least three daylighting sections having light-transmitting properties and comprising at least two protrusion portions adjacent to each other,
wherein each of the at least two protrusion portions extend in a lengthwise direction, and
the at least two protrusion portions are polygonal in a cross-sectional view taken perpendicular to the lengthwise direction, the polygonal being not triangular or quadrilateral.

US Pat. No. 10,337,241

WINDOW COVERING MOTORIZED LIFT AND CONTROL SYSTEM MOTOR AND OPERATION

SPRINGS WINDOW FASHIONS, ...

1. A motorized lift assembly for a window covering having movable window covering material and cords for moving the window covering material, the motorized lift assembly comprising:a motor assembly including a motor;
a speed reducing gear train driven by the motor for adjusting positions of the cords; and
the motor being a low voltage, high speed motor operating at greater than 12,000 rpm.

US Pat. No. 10,337,239

HIGH PERFORMANCE FENESTRATION SYSTEM

1. A fenestration system, comprising:a first fenestration frame member and a second fenestration frame member longitudinally adjacent to the first fenestration frame member each including a respective interior-facing portion facing a protected environment, a respective exterior-facing portion facing an unprotected environment; a thermally insulating material fixedly joining the respective interior-facing portion and the respective exterior-facing portion to form a unified structure and the thermally insulating material defining a thermal break between therebetween;
the first fenestration frame member includes a first pair of directly projected integral portions and the second fenestration frame member includes a second pair of directly projected integral portions; and
a pressure chamber positioned entirely on one side of the thermal break and formed by overlapping the first pair of directly projected integral portions and the second pair of directly projected integral portions.

US Pat. No. 10,337,238

EXTERIOR VENTILATOR DOOR FOR RECEIVING OUTDOOR AIR

1. A ventilator door for bringing fresh outside air into a structure comprising in combination:a frame;
an outside panel secured to the frame;
at least a single opening in the outside panel through which fresh outside air flows;
an outside movable panel disposed against the outside panel;
at least a single opening in the outside movable panel;
an outside actuator secured to the outside movable panel for moving the outside movable panel to align and to misalign the openings in the outside panel and the outside movable panel to control the airflow through the outside panel;
an inside panel secured to the frame generally parallel to the outside panel;
at least a single opening in the inside panel through which inside air may flow;
an inside movable panel disposed against the inside panel;
at least a single opening in the inside movable panel;
an inside actuator secured to the inside movable panel for moving the inside movable panel to align and to misalign the openings in the inside panel and the inside movable panel to control the airflow through the inside panel;
a duct in the door for receiving air flow through the openings in the outside and outside panels and for delivering the air flow to the structure;
a heat sink in the duct;
a fan in the duct for providing a flow of air passed the heat sink;
a microprocessor for controlling the outside movable panel and the inside movable panel to selectively provide a flow of air through the openings in the outside panel and the inside panel passed the heat sink to condition the flow air in the duct, and
power transfer elements for providing electrical power to the electrical elements of the door.

US Pat. No. 10,337,237

ACOUSTICAL SEAL SYSTEM FOR DOORS

DISNEY ENTERPRISES, INC.,...

1. A door assembly adapted for sound absorption, comprising:a door pivotally supported on a wall to be positionable in an opened position and in a closed position;
a door frame including an upper member extending along an upper side of the door between the wall and the upper side of the door and further including a side member extending along an outer side of the door between the wall and the outer side of the door; and
an acoustical seal system including:
a first air passageway between the upper member of the door frame and the upper side of the door;
a second air passageway between the side member of the door frame and the outer side of the door;
a first housing in at least one of the upper member of the door frame and the upper side of the door, wherein the first housing includes a cavity in fluid communication with the first air passageway;
a second housing in at least one of the side member of the door frame and the outer side of the door, wherein the second housing includes a cavity in fluid communication with the second air passageway;
a first volume of sound absorbing material positioned in the cavity of the first housing; and
a second volume of sound absorbing material positioned in the cavity of the second housing,
wherein the cavities in the first and second housings each has a depth that is greater than 2 inches, and
wherein the second housing is provided in the door frame and the door assembly further comprises a third housing in the outer side of the door with a cavity containing sound absorbing material in fluid communication with the second air passageway.

US Pat. No. 10,337,236

AIRCRAFT WINDOW ASSEMBLY INCLUDING AN ELECTROMAGNETIC SHIELD, A CLOSING MEMBER INCLUDING AN ELECTROMAGNETIC SHIELDING PROPERTY, AND AN AIRCRAFT INCLUDING AN IMPROVED ELECTROMAGNETIC SHIELD

MITSUBISHI AIRCRAFT CORPO...

10. A closing member for closing an opening portion formed in an article, comprising:a closing member body including a closing panel, and an electromagnetic shield layer laminated on the closing panel;
a frame that is made of a conductive material, and that surrounds the closing member body;
an interposition member that is formed by using a rubber-based material combined with a conductive material that provides the interposition member with conductivity, the interposition member being at least partially held between the closing member body and the frame; and
a conductive layer that is located between the closing member body and the interposition member, and that brings the electromagnetic shield layer and the interposition member into conduction with each other, wherein the conductive layer has a surface resistivity of 0.5 ?/sq or lower,
wherein the frame includes a holding section that holds the closing member body via the interposition member from a side facing the electromagnetic shield layer,
at least a part of the conductive layer extends to a portion of the closing member body facing an extending part of the holding section,
the conductive layer extends about an entire perimeter of the closing member body,
wherein the closing member body has an inner surface, an outer surface, a side surface immediately adjacent the inner surface, and an outwardly facing surface that connects the side surface and with the outer surface,
wherein the interposition member has an inner portion that extends along the inner surface of the closing member body, a side portion that extends along the side surface of the closing member body, and an outwardly facing portion that extends along the outwardly facing surface of the closing member body,
the conductive layer extends along an interface between the outwardly facing portion of the interposition member and the outwardly facing surface of the closing member body,
the conductive layer extends along an interface between the side portion of the interposition member and the side surface of the closing member body, and
the conductive layer does not extend along an interface between inner portion of the interposition member and the inner surface of the closing member body.

US Pat. No. 10,337,215

MOTOR VEHICLE DOOR LOCK

Kiekert AG, Heiligenhaus...

1. A motor vehicle door latch comprising:a latch housing;
a switching nut that is pivotably disposed in the latch housing;
a locking lever that is moveable for locking and unlocking the motor vehicle door latch;
a transmission lever that is connected to the switching nut, the switching nut and the transmission lever being positionable for rotational movement in the latch housing;
a linear movement element connected between the transmission lever and the locking lever; and
a ball joint connection that connects the switching nut and the transmission lever by way of a ball-shaped head and a ball socket that receives the ball-shaped head, whereby rotational movement of the switching nut is transmitted to rotational movement of the transmission lever and the rotational movement of the transmission lever is transferred to linear movement of the linear movement element which engages the locking lever to pivot the locking lever,
wherein a rotational axis of the switching nut is deflectable at an angle relative to a rotational axis of the transmission lever.

US Pat. No. 10,337,214

ACTIVATION DEVICE FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE LOCK

Kiekert AG, Heiligenhaus...

1. An activation device in a motor vehicle door latch for a door or a flap of a motor vehicle, the activation device comprising:an external activation lever;
an internal activation lever for opening of a locking mechanism;
a coupling lever which is configured to couple the external activation lever and the internal activation lever for opening the locking mechanism;
a control lever which controls coupling of the coupling lever dependent on the acceleration of the external activation lever; and
a spring fastened to the external activation lever that pivots the external activation lever,
wherein during normal acceleration of the external activation lever, the spring is configured to transfer a pivoting movement of the external activation lever onto the control lever for enabling coupling of the external activation lever and the internal activation lever, and
wherein during excessive acceleration of the external activation lever, an inertia of the control lever prevents the spring from transferring the pivoting movement from the external activation lever to the control lever for preventing coupling of the external activation lever and the internal activation lever.

US Pat. No. 10,337,206

HIDDEN-LOCK DOOR PANEL AND CONTAINING DEVICE HAVING THE SAME

DELTA ELECTRONICS, INC., ...

1. A hidden-lock door panel for use in a container, the door panel comprising:a door panel body including a hidden space;
a covering lid, the covering lid being disposed corresponding to the hidden space and slidably connected to the door panel body;
a first lock, the first lock being an electronic lock and disposed in the hidden space and covered by the covering lid, the first lock stopping or releasing a sliding movement of the covering lid; and
a second lock disposed in the hidden space and covered by the covering lid for unlocking or locking the door panel body with respect to the container,
wherein when the first lock is opened, the covering lid can be laterally pushed to slide, and the second lock hidden in the hidden space is thereby exposed.

US Pat. No. 10,337,165

AUTOMATIC TILT CONTROL

Joy Global Surface Mining...

1. A method of providing tilt control for a mining machine including a bucket, the method comprising:determining, with an electronic processor, a current tooth vector of a tooth included on the bucket and a current path vector of the tooth;
determining, with the electronic processor, a current digging angle between the current tooth vector and the current path vector;
determining, with the electronic processor, a delta angle based on the current digging angle and a target angle; and
automatically adjusting a tilt of the bucket based on the delta angle.

US Pat. No. 10,337,150

GRAFTED CROSSLINKED CELLULOSE USED IN ABSORBENT ARTICLES

1. An absorbent article comprising a cellulosic material, the cellulosic material comprising a cellulose fiber and polymer chains composed of at least one monoethylenically unsaturated acid group-containing monomer; wherein the polymer chains composed of at least one monoethylenically unsaturated acid group-containing monomer are grafted to the cellulosic fiber; wherein, in one or more of the cellulose fiber, the polymer chains are intra-fiber crosslinked to the cellulose fiber; wherein the absorbent article comprises a distribution layer; wherein the distribution layer comprises at least 50% by weight of the cellulosic material; wherein, in the cellulosic material, the graft yield is from about 10% by weight to about 20% by weight; wherein, in the cellulosic material, the at least one monoethylenically unsaturated acid group-containing monomer includes acrylic acid;wherein the cellulosic material has a wet bulk at least about 6% greater than untreated cellulose fiber, the untreated cellulose fiber being the same cellulosic fiber as the cellulosic fiber used for making the cellulosic material; and
wherein the cellulosic material has a wet bulk of about 15.0-17.0 cm3/g.

US Pat. No. 10,337,121

SEPARATE VESSEL METAL SHIELDING METHOD FOR MAGNETIC FLUX IN DIRECTIONAL SOLIDIFICATION FURNACE

United Technologies Corpo...

1. A process for directional solidification of a cast part comprising:energizing a primary induction coil within a chamber having a mold containing a material;
generating an electromagnetic field with the primary induction coil within the chamber, wherein said electromagnetic field partially leaks through a susceptor coupled to said chamber between said primary induction coil and said mold;
controlling a component of a magnetic flux leakage with a shield material coupled to the mold; and
casting the material within the mold.

US Pat. No. 10,337,095

METHOD AND DEVICE OF SURFACE-TREATING A METALLIC PART

Ford Motor Company, Dear...

1. A method of carburizing and/or nitriding a metallic part, comprising:positioning a shielding device to be at least partially within a bore, the shielding device including a pin and a sleeve at least partially positioned between the pin and an interior wall defining the bore, the sleeve including on its side wall a through-aperture for expansion along a cross-sectional direction such that the sleeve is a first cross-sectional dimension and a greater second cross-sectional dimension respectively before and after the pin is at least partially received within the sleeve.

US Pat. No. 10,337,075

PROCESS AND APPARATUS FOR TREATMENT OF BIOMASS

1. A process for making soluble pentose compounds from biomass comprising pentose polymers in a reactor assembly, the process comprising:a) forming a biomass slurry in a biomass mixing zone of the reactor assembly at an atmospheric pressure by mixing biomass with an aqueous liquid, wherein the temperature of the aqueous liquid in the slurry is maintained at or below the boiling point thereof at atmospheric pressure;
b) transferring the slurry downward from the mixing zone to a hydrostatically pressurized hydrolysis zone by a gravity flow through an addition tube, the addition tube providing a continuous liquid contact between the mixing zone and a hydrolysis zone at the bottom of the addition tube, wherein the transfer of the slurry is provided by the hydrostatic pressure due to the height of the slurry in the addition zone that exceeds the hydrostatic pressure provided by the remainder of the slurry contained in the reactor assembly;
c) heating the slurry to achieve and maintain an operational temperature of about 120° C. to 180° C. in the hydrostatically pressurized hydrolysis zone, wherein a pH of the aqueous liquid in the hydrolysis zone is about 2 to 4.8, as measured at 25° C.;
d) maintaining a slurry level in the addition zone to provide a hydrostatic pressure in the hydrolysis zone in excess of the vapor pressure of the aqueous liquid at the operational temperature of the hydrolysis zone,
e) withdrawing slurry though a discharge valve connected to the hydrolysis zone, or from above the hydrolysis zone via a discharge tube connected to the hydrolysis zone, wherein entry of slurry to the discharge valve or discharge tube takes place at a positive hydrostatic pressure of the slurry or at atmospheric pressure,
thereby providing a hydrolyzed biomass slurry comprising biomass solids and a liquid hydrolysate, the hydrolyzed biomass slurry having reduced content of pentosanes and the liquid hydrolysate having increased content of soluble pentose compounds, as compared to the composition of biomass and aqueous liquid in the slurry formed in the mixing zone.

US Pat. No. 10,337,049

UNIVERSAL METHYLATION PROFILING METHODS

THE TRUSTEES OF COLUMBIA ...

1. A method of determining whether a cytosine present at a predefined position within a single strand of a double-stranded DNA of known sequence is non-methylated comprising:a) contacting the double-stranded DNA with a CpG methyltransferase and an S-adenosylmethionine analog having the structure:

wherein R (1) is a chemical group capable of (i) being transferred from the S-adenosylmethionine analog by the CpG methyltransferase to the 5 carbon of each non-methylated cytosine within the double-stranded DNA and (ii) forming a covalent bond between the chemical group and the 5 carbon of each such non-methylated cytosine within the double-stranded DNA, thereby producing a derivative of the double stranded DNA and (2) has one of the following structures:

wherein each of R1, R2 and R3 is independently H, alkyl, aryl, C(O)NH2, C(O)R?, CN, NO2, or S(O)2NHR?;
wherein X is O or NR?;
wherein R? is H, alkyl or aryl; and
wherein n is an integer from 1 to 8;
b) photoirradiating the derivative of the double-stranded DNA at a wavelength greater than 330 nm up to 700 nm so as to photocatalytically convert each cytosine to which the chemical group R is covalently bound to a uracil analog;
c) separately obtaining the single strand from the photoirradiated derivative of the double-stranded DNA;
d) determining the sequence of the single strand ee obtained in step c); and
e) comparing the sequence of the single strand determined in step d) to the sequence of the single strand of the double-stranded DNA prior to performing steps a-d,
wherein the presence of a uracil analog at the predefined position within the single strand of the photoirradiated derivative of the double-stranded DNA indicates that the cytosine at that position in the single strand of the double stranded DNA of known sequence is non-methylated.

US Pat. No. 10,336,979

SPECIMEN PROCESSING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING SPECIMEN

KABUSHIKI KAISHA YASKAWA ...

1. A specimen processing system, comprising:a culture vessel comprising a culture surface in a circular shape;
a spatula comprising a blade configured to remove cells cultured in the culture vessel off the culture surface of the culture vessel;
a robot comprising a hand structure configured to hold at least one of the culture vessel and the spatula; and
a robot controller comprising circuitry configured to move the spatula relative to the culture vessel with a first end of the blade on a circumference of the culture surface such that the spatula removes first cells nearer the circumference of the culture surface from the cells on the culture surface, and to move the spatula relative to the culture vessel such that the spatula removes second cells on an inner side with respect to the first cells from the cells on the culture surface.

US Pat. No. 10,336,916

THERMALLY CONDUCTIVE FLEXIBLE ADHESIVE FOR AEROSPACE APPLICATIONS

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A method of preparing a thermally conductive flexible adhesive material, the method comprising:pretreating boron nitride particles in a water-vapor containing environment, thereby attaching hydroxyl groups to surfaces of the boron nitride particles;
exposing the boron nitride particles comprising the hydroxyl groups to the surfaces of the boron nitride particles to a silane-containing solution, thereby converting the hydroxyl groups to silane-containing organofunctional groups, covalently bound to the surfaces of the boron nitride particles;
combining a urethane modified epoxy with the boron nitride particles, comprising the silane-containing organofunctional groups, covalently bound to the surfaces of the boron nitride particles, thereby forming a combined material,
mixing the combined material to form the thermally conductive flexible adhesive material.

US Pat. No. 10,336,887

PRESSURE-SENSITIVE ADHESIVES INCLUDING EXPANDABLE GRAPHITE

Firestone Building Produc...

1. A method of preparing a composite, the method comprising the steps of:i. providing a polymeric sheet;
ii. applying a pressure-sensitive adhesive having a first and second planar surfaces to the polymeric sheet; and
iii. applying expandable graphite to the second planar surface of the pressure-sensitive adhesive to form a concentrated region of expandable graphite.

US Pat. No. 10,336,863

CURABLE COMPOSITION HAVING A SPECIAL CATALYST/SOFTNER SYSTEM

1. A curable composition consisting ofA) at least one polymer having at least one terminal group of the general formula (I)
-An-R—SiXYZ  (I),
in which
A is a divalent bonding group containing at least one heteroatom,
R is a divalent hydrocarbon residue having 1 to 12 carbon atoms, and
X, Y, Z are substituents on the Si atom and, mutually independently, are C1 to C8 alkyl, C1 to C8 alkoxy, or C1 to C8 acyloxy groups, where at least one of the residues X, Y, Z is a C1 to C8 alkoxy or C1 to C8 acyloxy group, and
n is 0 or 1;
B) at least one cyclic compound that contains at least one structural motif of formula (II)

as a constituent of the ring structure;
C) at least one cyclohexanedicarboxylic acid dialkyl ester in which the alkyl residues of the ester groups each, mutually independently, contain 1 to 20carbon atoms;
D) optionally one or more fillers;
E) optionally one or more plasticizers selected from the group consisting of a fatty acid ester, a dicarboxylic acid ester except for cyclohexanedicarboxylic acid dialkyl esters, an ester of OH-group-carrying or epoxidized fatty acids, a fat, a glycolic acid ester, a benzoic acid ester, a sulfonic acid ester, a trimellitic acid ester, an epoxidized plasticizer, a polyether plasticizer, a polystyrene, a hydrocarbon plasticizer, a chlorinated paraffin and mixtures thereof; and
F) optionally one or more adjuvants selected from the group consisting of reactive diluent, solvent, adhesion promoter, tackifier, antioxidant, drying agent, UV stabilizer, aging protection agent, rheological adjuvant, color pigment or color paste, fungicide and flame retardant.

US Pat. No. 10,336,846

PROCESS TO FORM ETHYLENE/?-OLEFIN INTERPOLYMERS

Dow Global Technologies L...

1. A process to form an ethylene/?-olefin interpolymer, said process comprising at least the following steps A) through C):A) polymerizing, in at least one reactor, at least one reaction mixture comprising ethylene and the ?-olefin, in a solution polymerization, and, in the presence of at least the following components I), II) and III), to form a final polymer solution;
I) at least one compound of Structure 1 below:

wherein for Structure 1:
M is titanium, zirconium, or hafnium, each independently being in a formal oxidation state of +2, +3, or +4; n is an integer of from 0 to 3, wherein when n is 0, X is absent;
each X independently is a monodentate ligand that is neutral, monoanionic, or dianionic; or two X are taken together to form a bidentate ligand that is neutral, monoanionic, or dianionic; and wherein X and n are chosen in such a way that the metal-ligand complex of Structure 1 is, overall, neutral;
each Z independently is O or S;
L is hydrocarbylene or heterohydrocarbylene, wherein the hydrocarbylene has a portion that comprises a 1-carbon atom to 6-carbon atom linker backbone, linking the Z atoms in Structure 1, and the heterohydrocarbylene has a portion that comprises a 1-atom to 6-atom linker backbone, linking the Z atoms in Structure 1, wherein each atom of the 1-atom to 6-atom linker backbone of the heterohydrocarbylene independently is a carbon atom or a moiety comprising a heteroatom, wherein each moiety comprising a heteroatom independently is O, S, S(O), S(O)2, Si(Rc)2, Ge(Rc)2, P(RP), or N(RN), wherein independently each Rc is unsubstituted (C1-C18)hydrocarbyl or the two Rc are taken together to form a (C2-C19)alkylene, each RP is unsubstituted (C1-C18)hydrocarbyl; and each RN is unsubstituted (C1-C18)hydrocarbyl, a hydrogen atom or absent;
R1a, R2a, R3a, R4a, R1b, R2b, R3b, R4b, R5c, R6c, R7c, R8e, R9e, R10e, R11e, R12e, R13e, R14e, R15e, R5d, R6d, R7d, R8f, R9f, R10f, R11f, R12f, R13f, R14f and R15f are each, independently, a hydrogen atom, an unsubstituted hydrocarbyl, a substituted hydrocarbyl an unsubstituted heterohydrocarbyl, a substituted heterohydrocabyl, or a halogen atom; and
wherein two or more of R1a, R2a, R3a, R4a, R1b, R2b, R3b, R4b, R5c, R6c, R7c, R8e, R9e, R10e, R11e, R12e, R13e, R14e, R15e, R5d, R6d, R7d, R8f, R9f, R10f, R11f, R12f, R13f, R14f and R15f may, optionally, form one or more ring structures;
II) at least one co-catalyst selected from the following:
i) a borane compound,
ii) a borate compound,
iii) an alkyl aluminum compound,
iv) a combination of two or more from i) through iii);
III) at least one compound of Structure 2 below:

wherein, for Structure 2, R1, R2 and R3 are each, independently, hydrogen, an unsubstituted hydrocarbon, a substituted hydrocarbon, and/or two or more of R1, R2 and R3 may, optionally, form one or more ring structures; and wherein if R1 is hydrogen, then R2 and R3 are each not hydrogen; and if R2 is hydrogen, then R1 and R3 are each not hydrogen; and if R3 is hydrogen, then R1 and R2 are each not hydrogen; and
wherein R4, R5 and R6 are each, independently, hydrogen, an unsubstituted hydrocarbon, or a substituted hydrocarbon;
B) separating the final polymer solution into at least a polymer-rich solution and a polymer-free solution; and wherein, optionally, at least a portion of the polymer-free solution is recycled back to the reactor;
C) maintaining the level of the at least one compound of Structure 2 in the at least one reactor, from 100 ppm to 10,000 ppm, based on the total content weight of the reactor; and
wherein for step C), the level of the at least one compound of Structure 2 is maintained using one or more of the following features:
a) adding water to the final polymer solution, after this solution exits the at least one reactor, at a level from 0.1 to 1000 ppm, based on the total content weight of the reactor, and wherein, after the addition of the water, at least a portion of the polymer-free solution is recycled back to the reactor;
b) increasing or decreasing the level of the at least one co-catalyst of component II), and wherein, after the final polymer solution exits the at least one reactor, and at least a portion of the polymer-free solution is recycled back to the reactor;
c) adding at least one base compound to the final polymer solution, after this solution exits the at least one reactor, and wherein, after the addition of the base compound, at least a portion of the polymer-free solution is recycled back to the reactor;
d) adding at least one oil to the final polymer solution, and after this solution exits the at least one reactor, and wherein, after the addition of the oil, at least a portion of the polymer-free solution is recycled back to the reactor;
e) continuously adding the compound of Structure 2 to the reactor, to maintain the level of this compound, in the reactor, from 100 ppm to 10,000 ppm, based on the total content weight of the reactor;
f) any combination of two or more from a) through e).

US Pat. No. 10,336,779

GOLD(I) COMPLEXES, PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS THEREOF, AND METHODS OF TREATING CANCER

King Fahd University of P...

1. A gold(I) complex of formula (I):or a salt thereof, a tautomer thereof, a stereoisomer thereof, or a mixture thereof;wherein R1, R2, R3, and R4 are independently selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen, an optionally substituted alkyl, an optionally substituted cycloalkyl, an optionally substituted alkoxy, an optionally substituted aryl, an optionally substituted arylalkyl, an optionally substituted alkanoyl, an optionally substituted aroyl, a halogen, a cyano, and a nitro;
R5, R6, R7, R8, R9, R10, R11, and R12 are independently selected from the group consisting of a hydrogen, an optionally substituted alkyl, an optionally substituted cycloalkyl, an optionally substituted aryl, and an optionally substituted arylalkyl; and
X is an anion.

US Pat. No. 10,336,764

FULLERENE DERIVATIVE AND LUBRICANT

SHOWA DENKO K.K., Tokyo ...

1. A fullerene derivative comprising, in a molecule:a fullerene backbone; and
n pyrrolidine rings each being condensed to the fullerene backbone,
each of the pyrrolidine rings including one aryl group including m substituents each including a perfluoropolyether chain, “m” being an integer from 2 to 5 and “n” being an integer from 1 to 5.

US Pat. No. 10,336,745

PIPERAZINE-CONTAINING TWO-PHOTON ABSORBING COMPOUNDS

The United States of Amer...

1. A two-photo active compound having a formula:
where Rl and R2 are independently selected from the group consisting of linear or branched alkyl chains having a general formula CnH2n+1, n ranges from about 6 to about 20, and ethoxylated alkyls having a general formula R3(OCH2CH2)mOCH2CH2—, where R3 is a C1 to C4 alkyl group and m ranges from 0 to about 5; and
Y is selected from the group consisting of H, OH, and alkoxyl groups.

US Pat. No. 10,336,740

NITROCATECHOL DERIVATIVES AS COMT INHIBITORS

1. A process for the preparation of compounds according to formula I,whereinR1 and R2 independently from each other represent hydrogen, optionally substituted lower alkanoyl or optionally substituted lower aroyl;
R3 represents a pyridine N-oxide group according to the formula A, B or C, which is connected as indicated by the unmarked bond:

comprising steps wherein a compound of formula IIA, IIB or IIC,
wherein R4, R5, R6 and R7 independently from each other represent hydrogen, C1-C6-alkyl, C1-C6-thioalkyl, C1-C6-alkoxy, C6-C12-aryloxy, a C6-C12-thioaryl group, C1-C6-alkanoyl, a C7-C13-aroyl group, amino, C1-C6-alkylamino, C1-C6-dialkylamino, C3-C12-cycloalkylamino, C3-C12-heterocycloalkylamino, C1-C6-alkylsulphonyl, C6-C12-arylsulphonyl, halogen, C1-C6-haloalkyl, trifluoromethyl, cyano, nitro or a heteroaryl group; or where two or more of residues R4, R5, R6 and R7 taken together represent aliphatic or heteroaliphatic rings or aromatic or heteroaromatic rings,is subjected to cyclisation with a compound of formula III,
wherein R8 and R9 independently from each other represent hydrogen or suitable protective groups for aromatic hydroxyl groups, under conditions suitable to produce oxadiazole derivatives of formula IVA, IVB or IVC,optionally followed by removal of the protecting groups R8 and or R9.

US Pat. No. 10,336,700

COMPOUNDS FOR MODULATING MITOCHONDRIAL FUNCTION

Mayo Foundation for Medic...

1. A compound of Formula (I):
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof,
wherein:
X is absent or selected from the group consisting of CH2 and C(O);
R1 is selected from the group consisting of H, OH, CN, NO2, halo, C1-3 alkyl, C1-3 haloalkyl, C1-3 alkoxy, C1-3 haloalkoxy, C3-7 cycloalkyl, amino, C1-3 alkylamino, and di(C1-3 alkyl)amino;
R2 is selected from the group consisting of H and C1-6 alkyl;
R3 is selected from the group consisting of H, C1-6 alkyl, —C(O)(C1-3 alkyl), and —C(O)O(C1-3 alkyl);
R4 is selected from the group consisting of C3-10 cycloalkyl, C6-10 aryl, 5-10 membered heteroaryl, and 5-10 membered heterocycloalkyl, each optionally substituted by 1, 2, 3, or 4 independently selected R5 groups; and
R5 is selected from the group consisting of OH, CN, NO2, halo, C1-3 alkyl, C1-3 haloalkyl, C1-3 alkoxy, C1-3 haloalkoxy, C3-7 cycloalkyl, amino, C1-3 alkylamino, and di(C1-3 alkyl)amino.

US Pat. No. 10,336,699

METHOD FOR SYNTHESIZING N,N'-BIS(2,2,6,6-TETRAMETHYL-4-PIPERIDYL)-1,3-BENZENEDICARBOXAMIDE

SUNSHOW (YANTAI) SPECIALT...

1. A method for synthesizing N,N?-bis(2,2,6,6-tetramethyl-4-piperidyl)-1,3-benzenedicarboxamide as shown in the following formula (III),
comprising the following specific steps that a compound of the following formula (I) and a compound of the following formula (II) react under stirring in an organic solvent in the presence of a solid supported catalyst, and after the completion of the reaction, a compound of the formula (III) is obtained by post-treatment,

wherein R1 and R2 are each the same or differently selected from C1-6 alkyl; and
wherein, the solid supported catalyst is prepared by a method comprising the following steps:
S1: treating a KIT-1 molecular sieve with 120° C. to 130° C. water vapor for 20 to 30 minutes, then naturally cooling to room temperature and thoroughly drying in vacuum to obtain a heat-treated molecular sieve;
S2: immersing the heat-treated molecular sieve in a nitric acid aqueous solution with a molar concentration of 0.5 to 0.7 mol/L for 2 to 3 hours and then thoroughly washing with deionized water and completely drying to obtain an acid-treated molecular sieve;
S3: preparing a nickel chloride aqueous solution with a molar concentration of 1.0 mol/L and a lanthanum trifluoromethanesulfonate aqueous solution with a molar concentration of 0.4 mol/L respectively;
S4: impregnating the acid-treated molecular sieve with the nickel chloride aqueous solution, enabling the mass ratio of adsorbed nickel ions to the heat-treated molecular sieve of Step 1 to be (0.05 to 0.08) to 1, and then completely drying to obtain a nickel ion supported molecular sieve; and
S5: impregnating the nickel ion supported molecular sieve with the lanthanum trifluoromethanesulfonate aqueous solution until the molar ratio of the adsorbed lanthanum ions to the adsorbed nickel ions in step S4 is (1.5 to 2.5) to 1, and then completely drying again to obtain the solid supported catalyst.

US Pat. No. 10,336,698

PROCESS FOR THE PRODUCTION OF 2-[4-(CYCLOPROPANECARBONYL)PHENYL]-2-METHYL-PROPANENITRILE

SANOFI-AVENTIS DEUTSCHLAN...

1. A process for preparing a compound of formula I
comprising reacting a compound of formula XX

wherein R1 is fluoro or chloro,
with isobutyronitrile of formula XXI

in the presence of a base, wherein the base is potassium hexamethyldisilazane (KHMDS), sodium hexamethyldisilazane (NaHMDS) or sodium amide.

US Pat. No. 10,336,697

SPIRO[CYCLOBUTANE-1,3?-INDOLIN]-2?-ONE DERIVATIVES AS BROMODOMAIN INHIBITORS

ORION CORPORATION, (FI)

1. A compound of formula (I)
wherein
Cy is a 4-12 membered monocyclic or bicyclic ring containing 0-4 heteroatoms independently selected form N, O, or S;
L is a linker selected from —N(R3a)S(O)2—, —S(O)2N(R3b)—, —C(R3c)(OR3d)—, —NS(O)(CH3)—, —N(R3e)C(O)—, —N(R3f)C(O)N(R3g)—, —N(R3h)C(O)CH(R3i)—, —N(R3j)C(O)CH(R3k)CH(R3l)—, or —N(R3m)C(O)CHCH—;
R3a, R3b, R3c, R3d, R3e, R3f, R3g, R3h, R3i, R3j, R3k, R3l, and R3m are selected, independently, from hydrogen or C1-7 alkyl;
R2 is halogen, C1-7 alkoxy, amino, cyano, oxo, —C(O)O—C1-7 alkyl, optionally substituted aryl, or optionally substituted heterocyclyl; wherein the optional substitution at each occurrence is, independently, selected from 1, 2, or 3 substituents selected from halogen or C1-7 alkoxy;
R4 is hydrogen or halogen;
in cases wherein L is —S(O)2N(R3b)—, —C(R3c)(OR3d)—, —NS(O)(CH3)—, —N(R3e)C(O)—, —N(R3f)C(O)N(R3g)—, —N(R3h)C(O)CH(R3i)—, —N(R3j)C(O)CH(R3k)CH(R3l)—, or —N(R3i)C(O)CHCH—;
then R1 is hydrogen, C1-7 alkyl, halogen, nitro, hydroxy C1-7 alkyl, C3-10 cycloalkyl, optionally substituted aryl, optionally substituted heterocyclyl, optionally substituted heterocyclyl C1-7 alkyl, optionally substituted heterocyclyl C2-7 alkenyl, optionally substituted aryl C1-7 alkyl, optionally substituted aryl C2-7 alkenyl, —NRaRb, —C(O)NRcRd, —C(O)ORe, —C(O)Rf, —C(ORg)-aryl, —C(ORh)(Ri)-aryl, —ORj, or —OC(O)Rk;
wherein the optional substitution at each occurrence is, independently, selected from 1, 2, or 3 substituents selected from halogen, hydroxy, C1-7 alkyl, or C1-7 alkoxy; except that R1 is not hydrogen when L is —S(O)2NH— or —CH(OH)—, and R1 is not hydrogen or halogen when L is —NHC(O)CH(CH3)—;
in cases wherein L is —N(R3a)S(O)2—;
then R1 is —NRaRb, —C(O)NRcRd, —C(O)ORe, —C(O)Rf, —C(ORg)-aryl, —B(OH)2, —C(ORh)(Ri)-aryl, —ORn or —OC(O)Rk, —CH(CH3)—aryl, hydroxy C1-7 alkyl, aryl halo C1-7 alkyl, optionally substituted heterocyclyl C1-7 alkyl, optionally substituted heterocyclyl C2-7 alkenyl, optionally substituted aryl, optionally substituted aryl C2-7 alkenyl, optionally substituted 9-12 membered heterocyclic ring having 1-3 heteroatoms selected from N or O, pyridinyl having 1-2 substituents selected from halogen, hydroxy or C1-7 alkoxy, 2-oxopiperidinyl, fluorophenyl C1-7 alkyl, 1-methylpiperidinyl (when at least one of R2 is halogen), piperidinyl (when at least two of R2 is C1-7 alkoxy), or phenyl C1-7 alkyl (when at least one of R2 is halogen and at least one another of R2 is C1-7 alkoxy); wherein the optional substitution at each occurrence is, independently, selected from 1, 2, or 3 substituents selected from halogen, hydroxy, oxo, C1-7 alkyl, or C1-7 alkoxy;
Ra, Rb, Rc, and Rd are, independently, selected from hydrogen, C1-7 alkyl, C2-7 alkenyl, —C(O)—C1-7 alkyl, optionally substituted heterocyclyl, optionally substituted C3-10 cycloalkyl, optionally substituted heterocyclyl C1-7 alkyl, optionally substituted aryl, optionally substituted aryl C1-7 alkyl, optionally substituted C3-10 cycloalkyl C1-7 alkyl, or optionally substituted —C(O)heterocyclyl; wherein the optional substitution at each occurrence is, independently, selected from 1, 2, or 3 substituents selected from C1-7 alkyl,
—C(O)—C1-7 alkyl, —C(O)O—C1-7 alkyl, halogen, aryl C1-7 alkyl, C1-7 alkoxy, oxo, or hydroxy C1-7 alkyl;
Re, Rf, Rg, Rh, Ri, and Rj are, independently, selected from hydrogen, C1-7 alkyl, halo C1-7 alkyl, optionally substituted aryl, optionally substituted heterocyclyl, optionally substituted heterocyclyl C1-7 alkyl, or optionally substituted heterocyclyl C3-7 cycloalkyl;
wherein the optional substitution at each occurrence is, independently, selected from 1, 2, or 3 substituents selected from C1-7 alkyl or hydroxy C1-7 alkyl;
Rk is selected from optionally substituted aryl, optionally substituted heterocyclyl, optionally substituted heterocyclyl C1-7 alkyl; wherein the optional substitution at each occurrence is, independently, selected from 1, 2, or 3 substituents selected from C1-7 alkyl or hydroxy C1-7 alkyl;
Rn is selected from optionally substituted aryl, halo C1-7 alkyl, C3-7 cycloalkyl substituted by 1-2 substituents selected from halogen, hydroxy or oxo, optionally substituted heterocyclyl, optionally substituted heterocyclyl C1-7 alkyl, optionally substituted heterocyclyl C3-7 cycloalkyl, or —Z—NRa1Rb1; wherein the optional substitution at each occurrence is, independently, selected from 1, 2, or 3 substituents selected from hydroxy, C1-7 alkyl, C3-7 cycloalkyl, hydroxy C1-7 alkyl, methylsulfonyl, halogen, amino, acetyl, or oxo;
Ra1 and Rb1 are, independently, hydrogen, C1-7 alkyl, or C3-7 cycloalkyl;
Z is C1-7 alkyl, C3-7 cycloalkyl or C3-7 cycloalkyl C1-7 alkyl;
m is selected from 0, 1, 2, or 3;
wherein heterocyclyl, at each occurrence is, independently, a non-aromatic, saturated or partially saturated, monocyclic or polycyclic ring with 3 to 10 ring atoms of which at least one is a heteroatom selected from the group consisting of O, N, and S; or a monocyclic, bicyclic, or polycyclic aromatic rings of 6-14 ring atoms containing at least one heteroatom selected from the group consisting of N, O, and S;
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,336,696

BICARBAZOLE COMPOUND, PHOTO-CURABLE COMPOSITION, CURED PRODUCT THEREOF, CURABLE COMPOSITION FOR PLASTIC LENS, AND PLASTIC LENS

DIC Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. A bicarbazole compound represented by structural formula (1):
(wherein X1 and X2 are each independently a photopolyrnerizable functional group, a structural site having a photopolymerizable functional group, or a hydrogen atom, at least one of X1 and X2 is a photopolymerizable functional group or a structural site having a photopolymerizable functional group, R1 and R2 are each independently a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms, an alkoxy group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms, a bromine atom, or a chlorine atom, and at least one of R1 and R2 is a hydrogen atom).

US Pat. No. 10,336,692

METHOD OF FORMING PARACYCLOPHANE CONTAINING FUNCTIONAL GROUP WITH DISULFIDE BOND

MAY-HWA ENTERPRISE CORPOR...

1. A method of forming a paracyclophane containing a disulfide functional group, comprising:adding 3,3?-dithiodipropionic acid and N-ethyl-N?-(3-(dimethylamino)propyl)carbodiimide into 4-aminomethyl [2,2] paracyclophane, thereby obtaining the paracyclophane comprising the disulfide functional group.

US Pat. No. 10,336,691

PESTICIDALLY ACTIVE OXIME AND HYDRAZONE DERIVATIVES

Syngenta Participations A...

1. A compound of formula (I)
wherein
Ar1 is phenyl which is unsubstituted or substituted by one to three substituents independently selected from C1-C6alkyl, C3-C6cycloalkyl, C1-C6haloalkyl, C3-C6halocycloalkyl, C1-C3haloalkyl-C3-C6cycloalkyl, C3-C6cycloalkoxy, halogen, C1-C6alkoxy and C1-C6haloalkoxy;
Ar2 is phenyl which is unsubstituted or substituted by one to three substituents independently selected from C1-C6alkyl, C2-C6alkenyl, C2-C6alkynyl, C3-C6cycloalkyl, C1-C6haloalkyl, C3-C6halocycloalkyl, C1-C3haloalkyl-C3-C6cycloalkyl, C3-C6cycloalkoxy, halogen, cyano, C1-C6alkoxy, C1-C6haloalkoxy and —S—C1-C6alkyl;
X1 is O or NR6;
X2 is a bond, —CH2— or —CH2CH2—;
W is O or NR2;
Y is oxygen or sulfur;
R1 is hydrogen or C1-C6alkyl;
R2 is selected from hydrogen, C1-C6alkyl and C1-C6haloalkyl;
R3 is selected from hydrogen, C1-C6alkyl and C1-C6haloalkyl;
R6 is hydrogen or C1-C6alkyl;
J is a group selected from J1?, J2?, J3?, J9 and J11:

wherein n is 0, 1 or 2, and R20 is independently selected from hydrogen, C3-C6halocycloalkyl and C1-C6haloalkoxy;
RY is C1-C6alkyl; or
J and RY together with the carbon atom to which they are attached form a bicyclic ring of formula

q is 1 or 2;
R16 and R17 are independently selected from hydrogen, C3-C6halocycloalkyl and C1-C6haloalkoxy;
or an agrochemically acceptable salt, stereoisomer, tautomer, N-oxide thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,336,689

GOSSYPOL EFLORNITHINE SCHIFF BASE COMPOUND WITH ANTITUMOR ACTIVITIES AND A METHOD OF PREPARING THE SAME

1. A gossypol eflornithine Schiff base compound having the following Formula I:

US Pat. No. 10,336,688

CARBOCYCLIC COMPOUNDS AS ROR GAMMA MODULATORS

GLENMARK PHARMACEUTICALS ...

1. A process for preparing a compound of formula (Ia)or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, the process comprising:(i) reacting a compound of formula (1) with a compound of formula (2) to afford the compound of formula (Ia)
whereinR1 is selected from hydroxyl, C1-8alkyl and C1-8alkoxy;
R2 is selected from C1-8alkyl, haloC1-8alkyl, hydroxyC1-8alkyl, C3-6cycloalkyl and C3-6cycloalkylC1-8alkyl;
R3 is selected from hydrogen, C1-8alkyl, haloC1-8alkyl and hydroxyC1-8alkyl;
R4 is selected from C1-8alkyl, C1-8alkoxy, haloC1-8alkyl, hydroxyC1-8alkyl, C3-6cycloalkyl and C3-6cycloalkylC1-8alkyl;
each occurrence of R5 is independently selected from halogen, hydroxyl, cyano, C1-8alkyl, C1-8alkoxy, haloC1-8alkyl, haloC1-8alkoxy, hydroxyC1-8alkyl, C3-6cycloalkyl and optionally substituted C6-14aryl, wherein the substitution on C6-14aryl is halogen;
each occurrence of R6 is independently selected from halogen, cyano, hydroxyl, C1-8alkyl and C3-6cycloalkyl;
‘n’ is 1, 2, 3 or 4;
‘m’ is 0, 1 or 2; and
‘p’ is 0 or 1.

US Pat. No. 10,336,687

SELECTED AMIDE OF Y-HYDROXYBUTYRIC ACID AND USES THEREOF IN THE TREATMENT OF ALCOHOL MISUSE

LABORATORIO FARMACEUTICO ...

1. A compound of Formula (I):
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,336,686

FLUORINE ATOM-CONTAINING COMPOUND AND USE THEREOF

NISSAN CHEMICAL INDUSTRIE...

1. A fluorine atom-containing compound of formula (1) belowwherein Z is a group of any of formulas (2) to (7) beloweach R1 is independently a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group of 1 to 20 carbon atoms;each Ar is independently a group of any of formulas (8) to (11) below
R2 in formula (8) is a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group of 1 to 20 carbon atoms, an aryl group of 6 to 20 carbon atoms which may be substituted with a cyano group, a nitro group, a halogen atom, an alkyl group of 1 to 20 carbon atoms or a haloalkyl group of 1 to 20 carbon atoms, or a group of any of formulas (12) to (14) belowwherein D is a diarylamino group in which the aryl groups are each independently an aryl group of 6 to 20 carbon atoms; and R3 to R77 in formulas (8) to (14) are each independently a hydrogen atom, a cyano group, a nitro group, a halogen atom, an alkyl group of 1 to 20 carbon atoms or a haloalkyl group of 1 to 20 carbon atoms; andeach ArF is independently a fluoroaryl group of 6 to 20 carbon atoms which may be substituted with a cyano group, a chlorine atom, a bromine atom, an iodine atom, a nitro group, an alkyl group of 1 to 20 carbon atoms, a fluoroalkyl group of 1 to 20 carbon atoms or a fluoroalkoxy group of 1 to 20 carbon atoms; an aryl group of 6 to 20 carbon atoms which, along with being substituted with a fluoroalkyl group of 1 to 20 carbon atoms, a fluorocycloalkyl group of 3 to 20 carbon atoms, a fluorobicycloalkyl group of 4 to 20 carbon atoms, a fluoroalkenyl group of 2 to 20 carbon atoms or a fluoroalkynyl group of 2 to 20 carbon atoms, may also be substituted with a cyano group, a halogen atom or a fluoroalkoxy group of 1 to 20 carbon atoms; a phenyl group substituted with 1 to 3 trifluoromethyl groups; or a 4-ethoxy-3-(trifluoromethyl)phenyl group.

US Pat. No. 10,336,684

PHENYL-(AZA)CYCLOALKYL CARBOXYLIC ACID GPR120 MODULATORS

1. A compound of Formula (II):or a stereoisomer, a tautomer, a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, a polymorph, or a solvate thereof, wherein:L1 is independently selected from: (CH2)3-4, (CH2)2-3OCH2,


W is independently selected from: CH and N;
R2, at each occurrence, is independently selected from: halogen, C1-4 alkyl, and C1-4 alkoxy;
R3 is independently selected from: C1-4 haloalkoxy, Bn, and —(O)0-1—R5;
R4, at each occurrence, is independently selected from: halogen, and C1-4 alkyl;
R5 is independently selected from: phenyl, tetrahydropyranyl, oxadiazolyl, thiazolyl, pyridyl, and pyridazinyl; wherein each moiety is substituted with 0-2 Rc;
Rc, at each occurrence, is independently selected from: halogen, C1-4 alkyl, C1-4 alkoxy, C1-4 alkylthio, C1-4 haloalkyl, C1-4 haloalkoxy, CO2(C1-4 alkyl), and COPh; and
m is independently 0, 1, or 2.

US Pat. No. 10,336,683

PROCESS FOR THE PREPARATION OF AN ANTIBODY-RIFAMYCIN CONJUGATE

Genentech, Inc., South S...

1. A semi-continuous loop process for the preparation of F-benzoxazinorifamycin I,
comprising:
(i) reacting rifamycin S II, and 2-amino-5-fluorobenzene-1,3-diol III in a batch reactor vessel to form I

wherein RIFA SV is formed as a by-product and delivered to a flow-reactor

(ii) one or more oxidants oxidizes the RIFA SV to form II in the flow-reactor, wherein the one or more oxidants are selected from 2,2,6,6-tetramethyl-1-piperidinyloxy (TEMPO), oxygen gas comprising about 5% to about 100% of the reaction gas phase, and benzoquinone; and
(iii) the II formed in the flow-reactor is delivered to the batch reactor vessel,
wherein the one or more oxidants and 2-amino-5-fluorobenzene-1,3-diol III are kept separate.

US Pat. No. 10,336,682

HYDROXYTYROSOL SHIKIMIC ACID ESTER FOR TREATING CARDIOVASCULAR DECEASES AND A METHOD OF PREPARING THE SAME

1. A compound having the following formula I:

US Pat. No. 10,336,678

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR PREPARING ?,?-UNSATURATED ACIDS

California Institute of T...

1. A method for preparing a compound of formula (I):
or a salt thereof,
comprising
treating a compound of formula (II):

or a salt thereof,
with a masked acyl cyanide (MAC) nucleophile and an iridium catalyst under alkylation conditions, to provide a compound of formula (Ia):

and
treating the compound of Formula (Ia) with an amine, an alcohol, or an acid in the presence of water, to provide the compound of Formula (I);
wherein, as valence and stability permit,
A1 is —OH or any protecting group;
X is OH, OR4, or NRaRb;
R1 and R2 are each independently substituted or unsubstituted alkyl, haloalkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, aralkyl, cycloalkyl, aryl, heteroaralkyl, heteroaryl, (cycloalkyl)alkyl, cycloalkyl, (heterocycloalkyl)alkyl, or heterocycloalkyl;
R3 is substituted or unsubstituted alkyl;
R4 is substituted or unsubstituted alkyl, alkenyl, haloalkyl, (cycloalkyl)alkyl, or cycloalkyl; and
Ra and Rb are each independently hydrogen or substituted or unsubstituted alkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, aralkyl, cycloalkyl, aryl, heteroaralkyl, heteroaryl, (cycloalkyl)alkyl, cycloalkyl, (heterocycloalkyl)alkyl, or heterocycloalkyl; or
Ra and Rb, together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached, form a 5- or 6-membered heterocycloalkyl.

US Pat. No. 10,336,676

ORGANOLEPTIC (ALKOXYMETHYLENE)OCTAHYDRO-1H-4,7-METHANOINDENE COMPOUNDS

1. A compound of formula:
wherein an alkoxymethylene group, ?CHOR, is present at position 1, 2 or 3; and
wherein R represents a C1-3 alkyl group.

US Pat. No. 10,336,675

BIAROMATIC VITAMIN D ANALOGS

DSM IP ASSETS B.V., Heer...

1. A compound according to formula (I):
wherein
X and Y, are either both —CH2—, or one of X and Y is —CH2— and the other is —O—;
R1 is a methyl group or an ethyl group;
A is either a carbon atom, CH group, CH2 group or an oxygen atom;
one of Z1 and Z2 represents a hydroxyl group and the other one is a hydrogen atom;
R2 and R3, independently of each other, represent a hydrogen atom, a methyl group, an ethyl group, or a CF3 group or R2 and R3, together with the carbon they are bound to, form a cyclopropyl group;
the dotted/solid lines () represent either a single carbon-carbon bond or a double carbon-carbon bond, with the proviso that, if two of said bonds are double bonds, the double bonds are conjugated;
one of R6 and R7 represents a hydrogen atom and the other one represents a radical R8, wherein
wherein R4 represents a hydrogen atom, a methyl group, an ethyl group, a propyl group, a (CH2)nOR9 group where n is 1, 2, 3 or 4; and R5 represents a hydrogen atom, a methyl group, an ethyl group, a propyl group, or a (CH2)nOR10 group where n is 1, 2 or 3, and whereinR9 and R10, independently of each other, represent a hydrogen atom, a methyl group, or an ethyl group.

US Pat. No. 10,336,674

PROCESS AND SYSTEM FOR CHEMICAL SYNTHESIS

SIEMENS AKTIENGESELLSCHAF...

1. A method for chemical synthesis, the method comprising:compressing gaseous starting materials to an operating pressure of at least 200 bar;
supplying the starting materials to a synthesis reactor;
removing a product mixture from the synthesis reactor in a liquid state;
at least partially converting the product mixture into a gaseous phase;
withdrawing mechanical energy from the at least partially gaseous product mixture by reducing a pressure of the product mixture; and
using the mechanical energy to compress the gaseous starting materials.

US Pat. No. 10,336,671

PROCESS FOR RECOVERING A METALLIC COMPONENT

SHELL OIL COMPANY, Houst...

1. A process for preparing glycols from a saccharide-containing feedstock comprising steps of:(i) providing a saccharide-containing feedstock, water and hydrogen to a reactor, wherein the reactor contains at least two active catalytic components, said active catalyst components comprising, as a first active catalyst component, one or more materials selected from transition metals from groups 8, 9 or 10 or compounds thereof, with catalytic hydrogenation capabilities; and, as a second active catalyst component, one or more homogeneous catalysts selected from tungsten, molybdenum, lanthanum, tin or compounds or complexes thereof;
(ii) withdrawing a reactor product stream from the reactor;
(iii) separating the reactor product stream into at least a glycol product stream and a hydrocarbon heavies stream, wherein the hydrocarbon heavies stream is at least partially recycled back to the reactor;
(iv) bleeding a hydrocarbon product stream from the hydrocarbon heavies stream as it is recycled to the reactor;
(v) subjecting the hydrocarbon product stream to a thermal oxidation at a temperature of from 300 to 750° C., thereby providing a solid residue; and
(vi) collecting the solid residue.

US Pat. No. 10,336,668

METHOD FOR PRODUCING CIS- AND TRANS-ENRICHED MDACH

BASF SE, Ludwigshafen (D...

1. A process for preparing trans-enriched MDACH, the process comprising:distilling an MDACH starting mixture in the presence of an auxiliary, wherein trans-enriched MDACH is distilled off,
and wherein
the auxiliary is an organic compound having
a molar mass of 62 to 500 g/mol,
a boiling point at least 5° C. above the boiling point of cis,cis-2,6-diamino-1-methylcyclohexane, where the boiling points are each based on a pressure of 50 mbar, and
2 to 4 functional groups selected independently from the group consisting of an alcohol group, a primary amino group, a secondary amino group and a tertiary amino group,
wherein the MDACH starting mixture comprises a total amount of MDACH, wherein the total amount of MDACH in the MDACH starting mixture comprises 0% to 100% by weight of 2,4-diamino-1-methylcyclohexane (2,4-MDACH) and 0% to 100% by weight of 2,6-diamino-1-methylcyclohexane (2,6-MDACH), and wherein the MDACH starting mixture comprises both trans and cis isomers, and
wherein trans-enriched MDACH is a mixture comprising a total amount of MDACH, wherein the total amount of MDACH in the mixture of trans-enriched MDACH comprises 0% to 100% by weight of 2,4-MDACH and 0% to 100% by weight of 2,6-MDACH, where the proportion of trans isomers in the total amount of MDACH in the mixture of trans-enriched MDACH is higher than the proportion of trans isomers in the total amount of MDACH in the MDACH starting mixture.

US Pat. No. 10,336,667

CATALYST FOR DEHYDROGENATING HYDROCARBONS

BASF SE, (DE)

1. A dehydrogenation catalyst comprisingat least one iron compound,
at least one potassium compound and
from 15 to 20% by weight, based on the total catalyst, of at least one cerium compound, calculated as CeO2,
wherein the at least one iron compound and the at least one potassium compound are at least partly present in the form of one or more K/Fe mixed oxide phases of the general formula
KxFeyOz,
where x is from 1 to 17; y is from 1 to 22 and z is from 2 to 34, where the catalyst comprises from 65 to 85% by weight, based on the total catalyst, of the one or more K/Fe mixed oxide phases.

US Pat. No. 10,336,666

PROCESSES FOR PRODUCING OLEFINS FROM PARAFFINS

UOP LLC, des plaines, IL...

1. A process for dehydrogenation of a hydrocarbon-containing feed stream comprising:a) passing a first portion of the hydrocarbon-containing feedstream through at a first catalytic dehydrogenation reactor to provide a first effluent stream, the hydrocarbon-containing feedstream comprising propane, butane, or a combination thereof;
b) measuring a first internal differential pressure across a first screen or a second screen in the first catalytic dehydrogenation reactor and bypassing a second portion of the hydrocarbon-containing feed stream around the first catalytic dehydrogenation reactor when the first internal differential pressure is above a first predetermined limit;
c) passing a first portion of first effluent stream and at least a portion of the bypassed second portion of the hydrocarbon-containing feed stream to a second catalytic dehydrogenation reactor to provide a second effluent stream;
d) measuring a second internal differential pressure across a first screen or a second screen in the second catalytic dehydrogenation reactor and bypassing a second portion of the first effluent stream around the second catalytic dehydrogenation reactor when the second internal differential pressure is above a second predetermined limit;
e) passing a first portion of the second effluent stream and at least one of, at least a portion of the bypassed section portion of the hydrocarbon-containing feed stream and at least a portion of the bypassed second portion of the first effluent stream, to a third catalytic dehydrogenation reactor to provide a third effluent stream;
f) measuring a third internal differential pressure across a first screen or a second screen in the third catalytic dehydrogenation reactor and bypassing a second portion of the second effluent stream around the third catalytic dehydrogenation reactor when the third internal differential pressure is above a third predetermined limit;
g) passing a first portion of the third effluent stream and at least one of, at least a portion of the bypassed section portion of the hydrocarbon-containing feed stream, at least a portion of the bypassed second portion of the first effluent stream and at least a portion of the bypassed second portion of the second effluent stream, to a fourth catalytic dehydrogenation reactor to provide a fourth effluent stream; and
h) measuring a fourth internal differential pressure across a first screen or a second screen in the fourth catalytic dehydrogenation reactor and bypassing a second portion of the third effluent stream around the fourth catalytic dehydrogenation reactor when the fourth internal differential pressure is above a fourth pre-determined limit
wherein the first, second, third, and fourth catalytic dehydrogenation reactors are moving bed reactors and are arranged in series.

US Pat. No. 10,336,664

METHOD OF MAKING VANADIUM CATALYST

King Fahd University of P...

1. A method for producing a cerium-modified vanadium catalyst, comprisinga support material comprising alumina modified by cerium, and
a catalytic material comprising one or more selected from the group consisting of V2O5, VO2, and V2O3 disposed on the support material,
wherein the catalyst comprises 1-15% of the one or more V2O5, VO2, and V2O3 and 0.05-1.0% of cerium by weight relative to the total weight of the catalyst,
wherein the method comprises:
mixing an aluminum salt or hydrate with a cerium salt or hydrate in a solvent to form an alumina precursor solution;
adding a base to and hydrolyzing the alumina precursor solution to form the support material comprising alumina modified by cerium;
mixing the support material with a solution comprising a vanadyl coordination complex or salt in toluene to form loaded catalyst precursors;
reducing the loaded catalyst precursors with H2 gas to form reduced catalyst precursors; and
oxidizing the reduced catalyst precursors with oxygen to form the catalyst.

US Pat. No. 10,336,662

AMMONIUM NITRATE PRILL HAVING A NON-HYGROSCOPIC SHELL

The United States of Amer...

1. An in-situ process for converting a prilled ammonium nitrate to a quantity of sealed prills, where the quantity of sealed prills are non-hygroscopic, comprising:drying the prilled ammonium nitrate under a vacuum and at an elevated temperature, over an extended time period, therein producing a quantity of dried prills;
selecting a desired shell weight percent, where the desired shell weight percent is a weight percentage of the quantity of dried prills;
preparing a first solution having a total first volume comprising a first reactant having a moiety with an affinity for ammonium nitrate and at least two epoxy groups, and a first dilution solvent having a partial first volume accounting for most of the total first volume, wherein the first dilution solvent is miscible with a nonpolar reaction diluent;
preparing a second solution having a total second volume comprising a second reactant having at least two nucleophilic groups, wherein each of said at least two nucleophilic group reacts with at least one epoxy group, and a second dilution solvent having a partial second volume that accounts for most of the total second volume, and wherein the second dilution solvent is miscible with the nonpolar reaction diluent;
adding to a reaction vessel a desired weight of the quantity of dried prills, a volume of the reaction diluent sufficient for covering the dried prills, and an inflow of a purge gas, which is a dry inert gas;
clearing the reaction vessel of any residual air, which contains moisture, by several repetitions of purging the vessel and vacuuming out the purge gas;
heating and gently moving the dried prills and the reaction diluent in the reaction vessel;
adding dropwise the first solution to the reaction vessel, wherein the first solution contains a weight quantity of the first reactant that is about a first half of a needed equivalents to form shells on the dried prills added to the reaction vessel, and wherein when added the first reactant migrates through the nonpolar reaction diluent to the dried prills;
adding dropwise the second solution to the reaction vessel, wherein the second solution contains a weight quantity of the second reactant that is about a second half of a needed equivalents to form shells on the dried prills added to the reaction vessel, wherein when added the second reactant reacts with the first reactant that has collected on the dried prills, therein beginning an in-situ formation of shells having a shape that is specific to an individual prill;
heating and gently mixing the reaction vessel at about 80° C. for multiple hours, maintaining a positive inert gas pressure, therein reacting in-situ the first reagent with the second reagent forming a plurality of highly crosslinked polymeric shells for individually encapsulating and sealing all of the dried prills, wherein the formed plurality of highly crosslinked polymeric shells have a cumulative weight based on the desired shell weight percent; and
using vacuum filtration for isolating the quantity of sealed dried prills, wherein the AN is not hygroscopic.

US Pat. No. 10,336,661

HIERARCHICAL SELF-ASSEMBLED ENERGETIC MATERIALS AND FORMATION METHODS

The Curators of the Unive...

1. An energetic nanocomposite comprising Al fuel nanoparticles and oxidizer nanoparticles covalently bonded to functionalized graphene sheets.

US Pat. No. 10,336,660

STABILIZED DCD AND/OR ALKYL THIOPHOSPHORIC TRIAMIDE SOLVENT SYSTEMS AND USE IN AGRICULTURAL APPLICATIONS

RHODIA OPERATIONS, Paris...

16. A stable liquid agricultural composition consisting ofbetween 45 and 55 wt. % N-(n-butyl)-thiophosphoric triamide (NBPT) as a urease inhibitor;
dimethyl sulfoxide, wherein at least 38 wt. % of the composition is dimethyl sulfoxide;
an amine stabilizer selected from the group consisting of 2-amino-2-methyl-1-propanol, 2-amino-1-butanol and mixtures thereof, wherein the amine stabilizer is present in an amount of from 4 wt % to 10 wt %, by weight of composition;
optionally, at least one nitrification inhibitor;
optionally, at least one co-solvent selected from the group consisting of:
(a) at least one dioxolane compound of formula (II.b):

wherein R6 and R7 individually comprises a hydrogen, an alkyl group, an alkenyl group, or a phenyl group, wherein n is an integer of from 1 to 10;
b) at least one compound of formula (III):
R3OOC-A-CONR4R5  (III),
wherein R3 comprises a C1-C36 alkyl group; wherein R4 and R5 individually comprise a C1-C36 alkyl group, wherein R4 and R5 can optionally together form a ring; and wherein A is a linear or a branched divalent C2-C12 alkyl group; and
c) a glycol, or glycol derivative, or combinations thereof; and
optionally, at least one dye;
optionally, an odor masking agent comprising at least one member selected from the group consisting of terpineol, 4-allylanisole, limonene4-(2,6,6-Trimethyl-2-cyclohexenyl)-3-buten-2-one, isoamyl butyrate, benzaldehyde, diethyl malonate, cyclohexyl acetate, anisole, mint, oil Japanese cherry, and ?-Ionone.

US Pat. No. 10,336,656

CERAMIC ARTICLE WITH REDUCED SURFACE DEFECT DENSITY

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC., ...

1. A heat-treated ceramic article prepared by a process comprising:heating a machined ceramic article to a temperature range between about 1000° C. and about 1800° C., wherein the machined ceramic article comprises an uncoated bulk sintered ceramic comprising a rare earth oxide, the machined ceramic article has a surface with an initial surface defect density and an initial surface roughness, the initial surface defect density is based on a plurality of surface defects, the plurality of surface defects comprises a plurality of broken bonds having surface particles bound thereto, and the surface particles comprise the rare earth oxide and are formed by breaking of bonds of the machined ceramic article to form the plurality of broken bonds;
heat treating the machined ceramic article at one or more temperatures within the temperature range for a duration of up to about 24 hours, the heat treating comprising:
melting a layer of the machined ceramic article at the surface, wherein at least a fraction of the surface particles are melted to produce melted surface particles;
diffusing the melted surface particles comprising the rare earth oxide into the plurality of surface defects at the melted layer to form unbroken bonds with the layer at the plurality of surface defects; and
re-growing the melted surface particles comprising the rare earth oxide on grains of the machined ceramic article; and
cooling the machined ceramic article, wherein the heating and cooling are each performed at a ramping rate of less than about 5° C. per minute to avoid cracking of the machined ceramic article, and wherein the heat-treated ceramic article has a reduced surface defect density that is lower than the initial surface defect density, a reduced amount of surface particles comprising the rare earth oxide that are trapped by broken bonds, and a reduced surface roughness, caused by the heat treating that comprises an average roughness of about 26.26 ?-inch or less and a maximum peak to valley height of about 198.65 ?-inch or less, wherein the reduced surface roughness is lower than the initial surface roughness.

US Pat. No. 10,336,654

CEMENTED CARBIDE WITH COBALT-MOLYBDENUM ALLOY BINDER

KENNAMETAL INC., Latrobe...

1. A sintered cemented carbide composition comprising:a hard particle phase including tungsten carbide; and
a cobalt-based metallic binder comprising a cubic cobalt-molybdenum solid solution phase.

US Pat. No. 10,336,653

CHROMIUM OXIDE REFRACTORY OBJECT AND METHODS OF FORMING THEREOF

1. A refractory object comprising:a Cr2O3 content of at least about 80 wt. % of a total weight of the refractory object;
an Al2O3 content of at least about 0.7 wt. % and not greater than about 10.0 wt. % of the total weight of the refractory object;
a SiO2 content of at least about 0.3 wt. % and not greater than about 5.0 wt. % of the total weight of the refractory object;
a TiO2 content of at least about 1.8 wt. % and not greater than about 5.6 wt. % TiO2 of the total weight of the refractory object;
a ZrO2 content of not greater than about 7.5 wt. % of the total weight of the refractory object;
a ratio ROCAl2O3/ROCSiO2 of at least 1 and not greater than 6.5, wherein ROCAl2O3 represents a content of Al2O3 in wt. % of the total weight of the refractory object and ROCSiO2 represents a content of SiO2 in wt. % of the total weight of the refractory object; and
an MOR of at least about 47 MPa as measured at 1200° C.

US Pat. No. 10,336,651

COATED ARTICLE WITH IR REFLECTING LAYER(S) AND SILICON ZIRCONIUM OXYNITRIDE LAYER(S) AND METHOD OF MAKING SAME

GUARDIAN GLASS, LLC, Aub...

1. A coated article including a coating supported by a glass substrate, the coating comprising moving away from the glass substrate:a dielectric layer comprising zirconium silicon oxynitride;
a first layer comprising zinc stannate;
a first layer comprising zinc oxide located over and directly contacting the layer comprising zinc stannate;
a first infrared (IR) reflecting layer comprising silver located on the substrate over and directly contacting the first layer comprising zinc oxide; and
a contact layer comprising metal oxide located over and directly contacting the first IR reflecting layer comprising silver;
a second layer comprising zinc stannate on the glass substrate over at least the first IR reflecting layer and the contact layer;
a second layer comprising zinc oxide located over at least the second layer comprising zinc stannate;
a second IR reflecting layer comprising silver located over at least the first IR reflecting layer, the first and second layers comprising zinc stannate, and the first and second layers comprising zinc oxide;
another dielectric layer over at least the second IR reflecting layer comprising silver;
wherein the coating contains two silver based IR reflecting layers;
wherein the second IR reflecting layer comprising silver is at least 10 angstroms (?) thicker than the first IR reflecting layer comprising silver;
wherein the dielectric layer comprising zirconium silicon oxynitride is at least 10 angstroms (?) thicker than the first layer comprising zinc stannate; and
wherein the second layer comprising zinc stannate is at least 20 angstroms (?) thicker than the dielectric layer comprising zirconium silicon oxynitride.

US Pat. No. 10,336,650

ANTI-SOILING COMPOSITIONS FOR DRY AND WET SOIL

3M Innovative Properties ...

1. A coated article comprising a dried coating comprising:a first set of silica nanoparticles having an average diameter of less than 20 nm;
a second set of silica nanoparticles having an average diameter of 20 nm to 120 nm; and
a silane comprising at least one organic group bound to the silicon atom of the silane via a carbon atom,
wherein the organic group is substituted with both at least one (a) anionic group or the conjugate acid thereof, and at least one (b) cationic group or the conjugate base thereof,
wherein the dried coating has essentially no binders,
wherein the dried coating is hydrophilic, and
wherein the average surface roughness of the dried coating is from 5 nm to 100 nm over a 5 micron by 5 micron area.

US Pat. No. 10,336,645

RARE EARTH METAL-DOPED QUARTZ GLASS AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME

1. Method for producing rare earth metal-doped quartz glass, the method comprising the steps of:(a) providing a blank of the rare earth metal-doped quartz glass; and
(b) homogenizing the blank by softening the blank zone by zone in a heating zone and by twisting the softened zone along a rotation axis,
wherein during homogenization according to method step (b), the blank is softened under the action of an oxidizingly acting or neutral plasma.

US Pat. No. 10,336,644

METHODS OF FERRULE RESHAPING FOR CORRECTING CORE-TO-FERRULE CONCENTRICITY ERRORS, AND OPTICAL FIBER CABLE ASSEMBLIES RELATED TO SUCH METHODS

Corning Optical Communica...

1. A method for reducing a core-to-ferrule concentricity error for a ferrule having an axial bore sized to operably support an optical fiber having a core, the method comprising:measuring a distance ? from a true center of the ferrule to the core, wherein the true center is based on an outer surface of the ferrule; and
reshaping at least a portion of the ferrule to redefine the true center of the ferrule and reduce the distance ?, wherein the reshaping includes enlarging a portion of the ferrule.

US Pat. No. 10,336,636

METHODS FOR REDUCING EVAPORATIVE LOSS FROM SWIMMING POOLS

BiOWiSH Technologies, Inc...

1. A method of reducing water evaporation in a swimming pool, the method comprising contacting water in the swimming pool with a composition comprising a mixture of bacteria that includes Bacillus subtilis, Bacillus amyloliquefaciens, Bacillus licheniformis, Bacillus pumilus, Bacillus Mojavensis, and Bacillus subtilis 34KLB, wherein the mixture of bacteria breaks down fats, oils, and grease (FOG) in the water, thereby creating a film on the surface of the swimming pool to reduce water evaporation.

US Pat. No. 10,336,576

METHOD AND ELEVATOR

KONE CORPORATION, Helsin...

1. A method for testing operation of an elevator, the elevator comprising an elevator car, the method comprising the steps of:starting movement of the elevator car; and thereafter
starting a stopping sequence for stopping movement of the elevator car; and
monitoring movement of the elevator car; and
detecting a predefined response in movement of the elevator car; and
determining a time (?t1) elapsed between said step of starting a stopping sequence and the detected predefined response in movement of the elevator car, for thereby determining a reaction time of the elevator; and
comparing said time elapsed (?t1) with at least one reference,
wherein said step of starting a stopping sequence is an activation of one or more brakes, and the predefined response is cease of acceleration or start of decrease of the speed.

US Pat. No. 10,336,559

CONVEYING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONSTRUCTING CONVEYING EQUIPMENT

KABUSHIKI KAISHA YASKAWA ...

1. A conveying system comprising:at least one guide unit constituting a conveying path; and
a carrier configured to move along the conveying path,
wherein the guide unit includes:
a traveling surface;
at least one guide rail arranged along the conveying path; and
a magnetic member containing a soft magnetic material and including a plurality of salient poles aligned along the conveying path,
the carrier includes:
at least one roller coming in contact with the guide rail from a side direction;
at least one wheel coming in contact with the traveling surface; and
a plurality of coils provided so as to overlap with the magnetic member in plan view and configured to generate thrust along the conveying path and attraction toward the magnetic member by generating a moving magnetic field acting on the magnetic member in accordance with supply of power.

US Pat. No. 10,336,551

OVER-TRAVEL LIMITING SYSTEM AND METHOD OF USE THEREOF

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

11. An assembly line for manufacturing vehicles, comprising:a manufacturing device;
a conveyor for moving the vehicles while being manufactured by a manufacturing device;
a controller configured to control an operation of the conveyor; and
an over-travel limiting system configured to detect an unintended movement of the manufacturing device, the over-travel system including:
a coupling assembly configured to couple to a fixed component of the assembly line;
a track assembly including a track, wherein the track assembly is disposed at an angle with respect to the coupling assembly;
an arm assembly having an arm and a track guide mateably engageable with the track of the track assembly, the arm assembly being configured to move along the track between a first position and a second position relative to the track assembly; and
one or more proximity sensors coupled to at least one of the track assembly and the arm assembly and configured to detect movement of the arm assembly with respect to the track assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,336,527

SHOWER ENCLOSURE SYSTEM FOR ALIGNING LOWER AND UPPER ENCLOSURE MEMBERS

1. A shower wall system mounted to a wall frame, the wall frame having a plurality of studs extending vertically, the shower wall system comprising:a plurality of attachment pieces, each attachment piece attached to a stud in the wall frame, each attachment piece having a front planar portion, each attachment piece being vertically oriented to have a vertical length and attached to one stud, wherein the front planar portion of at least one attachment sleeve is a non-zero distance in front of a front side of its corresponding stud at a minimum of at least one point along the vertical length of the attachment sleeve and its corresponding stud such that the front planar portions of one or more of the attachment sleeves on the same wall frame are essentially co-planar and plumb;
a lower piece;
an upper piece, wherein at least one of the lower or upper pieces is attached to a plurality of attachment pieces on the wall frame and wherein the lower piece is aligned to the upper piece by a wall alignment assembly, wherein the wall alignment assembly comprises a first alignment member proximate the top portion of the lower piece that mates with a second alignment member near the bottom portion of the one upper piece, and wherein the first and second alignment members are configured to mate together in at least a partially interlocking manner, and wherein the plurality of attachment pieces are positioned relative to the wall frame so that the upper piece is aligned with the lower piece regardless of whether the wall frame studs are co-planar and plumb.

US Pat. No. 10,336,499

DRINKING CUP

1. A cup comprising a frusto-conical shaped wall that is narrower on top of the cup, the top of the cup having an opening for passage of liquid, the cup having a circular bottom made from plastic and a wall made from paper, the wall of the cup having at least two fold lines; wherein the cup has a stowed configuration where the cup is collapsed along the fold lines and the cup has a deployed configuration so that the cup can hold a liquid, wherein a portion of the bottom of the cup in the stowed position can be inside of the wall.

US Pat. No. 10,336,488

VACUUM SEAL APPARATUS AND METHOD

15. A method of sealing an item in a bag having a sealable opening and an exit valve that allows air to exit the bag when sealed and prevents air from thereafter entering the bag, the method comprising:placing the item in the bag through a sealable opening of the bag;
placing an exit tube having an exit valve in the bag such that a shoulder at a bottom of the exit tube is inside the bag and the exit tube extend through an exit port of the bag;
sealing the sealable opening of the bag with the item inside the bag to provide a sealed bag;
placing the sealed bag including the item in a pressure sealing container such that the exit tube further extends through an exit port of the pressure sealing container;
placing a nut over the exit tube outside the pressure sealing container to compress the pressure sealing container and the bag around their respective exit ports between the nut and the shoulder at a bottom of the exit tube inside the bag; and
pressurizing an interior of the pressure sealing container, thereby causing air to be expelled from the bag through the exit valve, external to the pressure sealing container and producing a vacuum effect inside the bag.

US Pat. No. 10,336,479

METHOD FOR PACKAGING A PLURALITY OF CONTAINERS FOR SUBSTANCES FOR MEDICAL, PHARMACEUTICAL OR COSMETIC APPLICATIONS, AND PACKAGING STRUCTURE

SCHOTT AG, Mainz (DE)

1. A package, comprising:a packaging structure; and
a plurality of containers for substances for medical, pharmaceutical or cosmetic applications, wherein the plurality of containers are in the packaging structure, and wherein the containers have a cylindrical side wall and a bottom or a lower edge extending perpendicularly to the side wall,
the packing structure comprising:
a box-shaped upper part; and
a flat or lower part comprising a flat bottom,
side walls between the upper part and the lower part,
wherein the plurality of containers are directly on the flat bottom of the lower part and are perpendicular to the flat bottom,
wherein the upper part is at the upper ends of the plurality of containers or on a box-shaped intermediate part, which is placed at the upper ends of the plurality of containers, wherein
the positions of the plurality of containers on the flat bottom of the lower part are fixed by the side walls that protrude perpendicularly from at least one of the bottom of the lower part and the upper part, and
wherein the lower part comprises a plastic sheet and two clamping webs extending along two opposite longitudinal sides of the flat bottom, and wherein each clamping web is formed by folding a respective longitudinal edge of the plastic sheet so that the plurality of containers together with the upper part placed on the upper ends of the plurality of containers or on the intermediate part can be displaced from a flat surface onto the bottom of the lower part,
wherein the package further comprises:
a sleeve or resealable bag made of a plastic material, wherein the packaging structure and the plurality of containers are in the sleeve or resealable bag; and
a latch, wherein the lower part and the upper part are detachably connected to each other with the latch.

US Pat. No. 10,336,469

UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLE MOVEMENT VIA ENVIRONMENTAL INTERACTIONS

SONY INTERACTIVE ENTERTAI...

1. A system for movement control, the system comprising:a porous surface comprising a plurality of pores;
an air propulsion device that generates an airflow that is output through the plurality of pores in the porous surface, wherein the airflow provides lift to an unmanned vehicle, wherein at least a vector component of the lift is perpendicular to the porous surface and pushes the unmanned vehicle away from the porous surface; and
an airflow regulation mechanism that is actuated to move between a first position and a second position, wherein the airflow regulation mechanism allows the airflow to pass through a first pore of the plurality of pores in an initial direction when the airflow regulation mechanism is in the first position, and wherein the airflow regulation mechanism redirects the airflow in a different direction through the first pore of the plurality of pores when the actuated airflow regulation mechanism is in the second position.

US Pat. No. 10,336,462

VEHICLE NAVIGATION METHODS, SYSTEMS AND COMPUTER PROGRAM PRODUCTS

Vu Systems, LLC, Morrisv...

1. A method for creating a video image, comprising:receiving a video image from each of a plurality of video image sensors, wherein at least one of the plurality of video image sensors is mounted to a vehicle;
combining the plurality of video images according to an algorithm to produce an output video image; and
adjusting the algorithm based on at least one of:
a height of the vehicle above ground or water;
a depth of the vehicle below water;
a geographic location of the vehicle;
an absolute or relative quality or characteristic of at least one of the plurality of video sensors;
an absolute or relative quality or characteristic or at least one of the video images; and
a speed, heading, or attitude of the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,336,461

AIRCRAFT ENGINE AND ASSOCIATED METHOD FOR DRIVING THE FAN WITH THE LOW PRESSURE SHAFT DURING TAXI OPERATIONS

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

1. An aircraft engine of an aircraft comprising:a core gas turbine engine including a compressor, a combustor and a high pressure turbine connected to the compressor by a high pressure shaft, wherein the core gas turbine engine is responsive to one or more thrust levers during flight;
a fan assembly coupled to the core gas turbine engine; and
an electric taxi system coupled to the fan assembly, the electric taxi system comprising an energy storage device and a motor responsive to energy provided by the energy storage device, wherein the motor is coupled to the fan assembly and is configured to drive the fan assembly during a taxi operation, wherein the motor is also configured to operate as a generator during the taxi operation such that rotation of the fan assembly while the aircraft is taxiing recharges the energy storage device,
wherein the electric taxi system is responsive to a control actuated by a pilot to place the aircraft into a taxi mode of operation, wherein the electric taxi system further comprises a controller configured to cause the motor to drive the fan assembly and wherein the controller is responsive to the one or more thrust levers that are utilized both: (i) to drive the aircraft engine during flight and (ii) to operate the electric taxi system during the taxi operation without causing the high pressure shaft to be driven, and
wherein the controller is configured to interpret input from the one or more thrust levers differently depending upon whether the aircraft is in flight or in the taxi mode of operation.

US Pat. No. 10,336,459

CLAMPED SPLINES FOR AIRCRAFT ENGINE MOUNT ASSEMBLIES

Bell Helicopter Textron I...

1. An engine mount assembly for coupling an engine to an airframe, the engine mount assembly comprising:a torsion bar coupled between the engine and the airframe, the torsion bar including an external spline; and
a bell crank including a clamp forming an internal spline;
wherein the internal spline of the bell crank is adapted to mate with the external spline of the torsion bar to secure the bell crank to the torsion bar such that the bell crank rotates with the torsion bar responsive to movements of the engine.

US Pat. No. 10,336,458

AIRCRAFT ASSEMBLY COMPRISING A MOUNTING STRUT BUILT INTO THE NACELLE AND ARRANGED AT THE REAR SECTION OF THE FUSELAGE

AIRBUS OPERATIONS (S.A.S....

1. An assembly for an aircraft having a fuselage, the assembly comprising:a rear section of the aircraft;
an engine;
a nacelle;
a mounting strut for mounting the engine on the rear section; and
a mounting for mounting the engine on a rigid structure of the mounting strut,
wherein the mounting comprises two engine mounts to react axial thrust forces generated by the engine,
wherein the rigid structure comprises a first portion, partially enveloping the engine, and an external skin, which forms part of an external aerodynamic surface of the nacelle,
wherein the two engine mounts that react the axial thrust forces are arranged diametrically opposite each other and are attached to the first portion.

US Pat. No. 10,336,457

SEAT RAIL COVER FOR COVERING A SEAT RAIL IN A VEHICLE FLOOR AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A SEAT RAIL COVER

Airbus Operations GmbH, ...

1. A seat rail cover for covering a seat rail in a floor of a vehicle, wherein the seat rail cover comprises:a retaining section, which is configured to be introduced at least partially into a part of the seat rail; and
a cover section, which is configured, when the retaining section is introduced into the seat rail, to cover the seat rail,
wherein at least the cover section of the seat rail cover is formed in one piece by a 3D printing method, and
wherein at least one of a geometry of at least a visible part of the cover section in the installed state of the seat rail cover, a surface texture of at least the visible part of the cover section in the installed state of the seat rail cover, a color composition of at least the visible part of the cover section in the installed state of the seat rail cover, and a color pattern of at least the visible part of the cover section in the installed state of the seat rail cover is matched to at least one of a surface and a floor covering of a floor element next to the seat rail to which the seat rail cover is connectable, and,
wherein the cover section and retaining section are made from different materials.

US Pat. No. 10,336,456

FOLDABLE SEAT BENCH

Airbus Operations GmbH, ...

1. An aircraft foldable seat bench comprising:a seat comprising a seat area and a backrest;
a carrier arrangement comprising:
a carrier element carrying the seat;
a front leg formed in one piece and pivotably connected to the carrier element at a first end and is pivotably mounted on an aircraft floor at an opposite end; and
a foldable rear leg comprising a first leg portion that is pivotably connected to the carrier element at a first end of the first leg portion, and a second leg portion that is pivotably connected at a first end of the second leg portion to a second end of the first leg portion,
wherein the rear leg is pivotably mounted on the aircraft floor by a second end of the second leg portion;
a first locking mechanism which, in a locking state, is adapted to lock the backrest of the seat in both a deployed position and a stowed position of the backrest; and
a second locking mechanism which, in a locking state, is adapted to lock the rear leg of the carrier arrangement in both an unfolded position and a folded position,
wherein the backrest is movable relative to the carrier element between the deployed position in which the backrest extends at an angle of approximately 70° to 110° relative to the seat area and the stowed position in which the backrest extends at an angle of approximately 0° to 20° relative to the seat area,
wherein the rear leg is moved from the unfolded position to the folded position by pivoting the second leg portion and the front leg in opposite directions, and
wherein the carrier element is at a first distance from the aircraft floor in the unfolded position, and the carrier element is at a second distance from the aircraft floor in the folded position, the second distance from the aircraft floor being smaller than the first distance from the aircraft floor.

US Pat. No. 10,336,426

OUTBOARD MOTOR

YAMAHA HATSUDOKI KABUSHIK...

1. An outboard motor comprising:an outboard motor body including an engine;
a power source;
a trim-tilt device including a first electric motor electrically connected to the power source, the trim-tilt device tilting the outboard motor body in an up-and-down direction;
a steering device including a second electric motor electrically connected to the power source, the steering device turning the outboard motor body in a right-and-left direction;
a fuel pump electrically connected to the power source, the fuel pump supplying a fuel to the engine; and
a controller configured or programmed to limit an inrush current into the first electric motor using a pulse width modulation control for a predetermined period of time from a starting time point of an input current into the first electric motor; wherein
the controller is configured or programmed to perform the pulse width modulation control such that a peak of the input current becomes less than a predetermined value when the trim-tilt device and the steering device are simultaneously driven.

US Pat. No. 10,336,417

REMOTELY OPERATED VEHICLE CONTROL COMMUNICATION SYSTEM AND METHOD OF USE

Oceaneering International...

1. A remotely operated vehicle control communication system, comprising:a. a signal transmission pathway configured for use subsea at a first data transmission speed and at a second data transmission speed, either separately or concurrently;
b. a system controller;
c. a first data communication module, comprising:
i. a first housing;
ii. a first data connector configured to operatively couple with the signal transmission pathway, the first data connector comprising a first set of connections operative at the first data transmission speed and a second set of connections operative at the second data transmission speed;
iii. a first signal protocol transceiver disposed at least partially within the first housing and operatively in communication with the first data connector and the system controller, the first signal protocol transceiver configured to use a first data protocol at the first data transmission speed over the signal transmission pathway;
iv. a second signal protocol transceiver disposed at least partially within the first housing and operatively in communication with the first data connector and the system controller, the second signal protocol transceiver configured to use a second data protocol at the second data transmission speed faster than the first data transmission speed over the signal transmission pathway; and
d. a remotely operated vehicle module, comprising:
i. a second housing configured to be disposed at least partially within a remotely operated vehicle, the second housing further configured for use subsea;
ii. a second data connector configured to operatively couple with the signal transmission pathway, the second data connector comprising a third set of connections operative at the first data transmission speed and a fourth set of connections operative at the second data transmission speed;
iii. a third signal protocol transceiver disposed at least partially within the second housing and operatively in communication with the second data connector, the signal transmission pathway, and the first signal protocol transceiver, the third signal protocol transceiver configured to use the first data protocol at the first data transmission speed over the signal transmission pathway, the third signal protocol transceiver further configured to operatively interface with a first device subsea; and
iv. a fourth signal protocol transceiver disposed at least partially within the second housing operatively in communication with the second data connector, the signal transmission pathway, and the second signal protocol transceiver, the fourth signal protocol transceiver configured to use the second data protocol at the second data transmission speed over the signal transmission pathway, the fourth signal protocol transceiver further configured to operatively interface with a second device subsea.

US Pat. No. 10,336,308

BRAKE DEVICE FOR VEHICLE

HYUNDAI MOBIS CO., LTD., ...

1. A brake device comprising:a master cylinder containing hydraulic fluid;
a master piston connected to a brake pedal and movable in the master cylinder along an axis, wherein the master piston comprises a piston head and a rod that connects the piston head and the brake pedal, wherein the piston head is configured to move from a first position and a second position along the axis for generating a hydraulic power for braking;
an annular ring arranged in the master cylinder and between the first position and the second position, the annular ring comprising a through-hole and an inner wall surrounding the through-hole, the annular ring being elastically deformable;
wherein, in response to an input on the brake pedal, the piston head is configured to move from the first position to the second position across the annular ring,
wherein the piston head is sized to contact the inner wall when passing through the annular ring such that the annular ring deforms elastically and provides a reaction force against movement of the piston head whereas the piston head does not contact the annular ring at the first and second positions.

US Pat. No. 10,336,281

AIRBAG APPARATUS

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

1. An airbag apparatus to be arranged along an angled portion of a side wall of a vehicle body panel, the angled portion including a lower surface extending in a substantially horizontal direction and facing downward and a side surface extending upward from the lower surface, the side surface having a locking portion capable of a temporary hanging of the airbag apparatus therefrom, the airbag apparatus comprising:an airbag that can be inflated and unfolded;
at least one fixing member that is directly fixed to an edge of the airbag and has a temporary fixing claw having a projecting portion which protrudes downward such that the projecting portion of the temporary fixing claw is capable of engagement with the locking portion of the side surface, thereby hanging the airbag apparatus therefrom; and
a protector that holds the airbag and has a contact portion, an upper edge portion of the contact portion extending in the substantially horizontal direction and being in direct contact with the lower surface of the angled portion of the vehicle body panel along the substantially horizontal direction when the airbag apparatus is hung on the angled portion, wherein
the contact portion includes
a base plate that is provided to extend from a main body of the protector generally in a vehicle width direction, and
a plurality of ribs that extend upward from the base plate, each of the plurality of ribs each having the upper edge portion which is in direct contact with the lower surface of the angled portion of the vehicle body panel when the airbag apparatus is hung on the angled surface.

US Pat. No. 10,336,279

BULKHEAD MOUNTED AIRBAG FOR FRONT SEATS

FORD GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES,...

1. A vehicle comprising:a bulkhead;
an airbag inflatable to an inflated position;
the airbag including a forward-facing panel mounted to the bulkhead and a rearward-facing panel opposite the forward-facing panel;
the airbag in the inflated position having a left extension and a right extension extending from the rearward-facing panel, and an intermediate extension between and abutting the left and right extensions and extending from the rearward-facing panel farther than the left and right extensions.

US Pat. No. 10,336,270

VEHICLE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A vehicle, in which positive static charges accumulate on a vehicle body insulated from a road surface during propulsion of the vehicle, comprising:a self-discharge device that is adapted to decrease a positive potential of at least one of specific portions of the vehicle body determined in advance at which positively charged airflow flowing along a vehicle surface of the specific portions of the vehicle body deviates therefrom and control stability of the vehicle can be improved by preventing separation of the positively charged airflow, during propulsion of the vehicle, by discharging static electricity to produce negative ions according to the positive potential of the specific portions of the vehicle body, wherein
the specific portions include a part of a member made of resin material
the self-discharge device includes a potential decreasing member adapted to cause a self-discharge according to energy of positive static electricity on the specific portions and in the vicinity thereof,
the potential decreasing member is attached to the specific portions of the vehicle body at which the positively charged airflow flowing along the vehicle surface deviates therefrom,
the potential decreasing member includes a conductive metal sheet having a sharp edge or a protrusion to cause the self-discharge, and
the potential decreasing member is attached to a backside of an outer surface of the vehicle body to be exposed to the airflow flowing thereon.

US Pat. No. 10,336,265

FASTENER CLIP OVER A CARRIER SECURED WITH HOOKS

TERMAX LLC, Lake Zurich,...

1. A fastener clip system comprising:a carrier, wherein the carrier is secured to a housing; and
a fastener clip fitted over and attached to the carrier, wherein the fastener clip comprises:
at least one wing extending down from a top portion of the fastener clip, wherein the at least one wing is configured to engage a slot in a surface;
at least one leg extending down from the top portion of the fastener clip; and
at least one hook extending from a bottom portion of the at least one leg,
wherein the at least one hook secures the fastener clip to the carrier,
wherein an engaging surface of the at least one hook has a substantially upward slope,
wherein the engaging surface of the at least one hook engages a corresponding engaging surface of a corresponding retaining ledge undercut on the carrier,
wherein the corresponding engaging surface of the corresponding retaining ledge has a substantially upward slope matching the engaging surface of the at least one hook,
and wherein the retaining ledge undercut is manufactured on the carrier prior to the fastener clip being fitted and attached to the carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,336,201

CONTACTLESS POWER TRANSMISSION SYSTEM

DAIHEN Corporation, Osak...

1. A contactless power transmission system comprising:a power reception apparatus; and
a power transmission apparatus that transmits power contactlessly to the power reception apparatus,
wherein the power transmission apparatus includes: a high-frequency power source device that outputs a constant amplitude high-frequency current; and a plurality of power transmission units that are connected to each other in series and each include a power transmission coil and a resonance capacitor connected in series to the power transmission coil,
the power reception apparatus includes a plurality of power reception units respectively associated with the plurality of power transmission units, wherein outputs of the plurality of power reception units are connected in parallel and are output to a single load, and the plurality of power reception units each include: a power reception coil magnetically coupled to the power transmission coil of a corresponding power transmission unit; and a resonance capacitor connected to the power reception coil, and
the resonance capacitors of the power transmission units are connected to each other in series, and one of the resonance capacitors of the power transmission units is electrically disposed between two of the transmission coils of the power transmission units,
wherein the power transmission apparatus includes:
switches that are respectively connected in parallel with the power transmission units between input terminals; and
a control unit configured to switch the switches between an open state and a conduction state.

US Pat. No. 10,336,181

GRILLE SHUTTER DEVICE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A grille shutter device comprising a fin unit including slat members inside an opening provided at a part of a decorative side of a vehicle front, the fin unit being configured to selectively assume a closed state and an open state, the closed state being a state where the slat members are each disposed so as to close the opening in a vehicle front view, the open state being a state where the slat members have been moved from respective positions in the closed state to a vehicle rear side of the opening and arrayed in a row substantially along a vehicle front-rear direction.

US Pat. No. 10,336,126

METHODS FOR PLACING AN EMV CHIP ONTO A METAL CARD

1. A method of removing an EMV chip from a plastic credit card or debit card and placing the removed EMV chip onto a metal card, comprising:heating the plastic credit or debit card containing the EMV chip to loosen the EMV chip, the EM V chip being substantially square and planar, the EMV chip having an upward top face, a downward bottom face, and four sides;
removing the loosened EMV chip from the plastic credit or debit card;
bending the four sides of the EMV chip towards the downward bottom face of the EMV chip;
applying an adhesive coating to the bottom face and the bended four sides of the EMV chip; and
placing the adhesive coated bottom face and bended four sides of the EMV chip into a holding cavity of the metal card.

US Pat. No. 10,336,125

COMPOSITE LAMINATE ASSEMBLY USED TO FORM PLURAL INDIVIDUAL CARDS AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Illinois Tool Works Inc.,...

1. A laminated core stock sheet for use in a composite laminate assembly for being separated into plural individual cards, the laminated core stock sheet comprising:a core substrate layer; and
an intermediate filmic layer coupled to the core substrate layer, the intermediate filmic layer including plural conductive bodies arranged in a repeating pattern and that provide at least one of a security feature, a decorative feature, or other functional feature of the individual cards, wherein the plural conductive bodies are spaced apart from each other within the intermediate filmic layer such that the plural conductive bodies prevent conduction of electrostatic discharge through the intermediate filmic layer and outside of the individual cards.

US Pat. No. 10,336,123

MULTILAYER SECURITY ELEMENT

1. A multi-layer security element comprising:an opaque functional layer arranged between a first build-up layer and a second build-up layer, the first build-up layer and the second build-up layer being formed of a transmissive material,
wherein the opaque functional layer, the first build-up layer, and the second build-up layer are connected by lamination to form an areal body with planar surfaces,
wherein the opaque functional layer has at least one cutout and the at least one cutout is filled with the transmissive material of the first build-up layer and/or the second build-up layer,
wherein on one of the first build-up layer or the second build-up layer there is further arranged a feature carrier layer, the feature carrier layer including an opaque material, and
wherein, in the feature carrier layer and/or between the feature carrier layer and the opaque functional layer, one or more security features are formed which extend at least partially into the area of the at least one cutout.

US Pat. No. 10,336,122

SYSTEM AND PROCESS FOR MANUFACTURING ANIMATED PAPERS USING DIGITAL PRINTING

1. A method for displaying graphics (600), comprises:providing a permanent base (610), a first inner sliding member (620), and a second inner sliding member (630);
wherein said first inner sliding member (620) is designed as a rectangular panel with a plurality of vertical cuts (622) in its center; wherein said first inner sliding member (620) includes an upper flange (621) with a horizontal cut (6210); wherein said first inner sliding member (620) includes graphics;
wherein said second inner sliding member (630) is designed as a rectangular panel with an upper side protrusion (631); wherein said second inner sliding member (630) includes graphics;
wherein said permanent base (610) includes a plurality of vertical flanges (611), back side (612) and a front window frame (613); wherein the number of said vertical flanges (611) corresponds with the number of said vertical cutes (622); wherein said vertical flanges (611) include graphics;
the method for displaying graphics comprising assembling said permanent base (610), said first inner sliding member (620), and said second inner sliding member (630) together according to the following steps:
(a) folding said upper flange (621) along a folding line (623) of said first inner sliding member (620) and inserting into said horizontal cut (6210) said upper side protrusion (631) of said second inner sliding member (630);
whereby said second inner sliding member (630) is attached and parallel to said first inner sliding member (620) and can move relatively to it;
(b) whereby when said second inner sliding member (630) is in a closed position said upper side protrusion (631) is stopped at a left edge of said horizontal cut (6210) and when said second inner sliding member (630) is in an opened position said upper side protrusion (631) is stopped at the right edge of said horizontal cut (6210);
(c) folding said vertical flanges (611) along a folding line (614) of said permanent base (610);
(d) combining said first inner sliding members (620) and said second sliding member (630) in said permanent base (610) by positioning said first inner sliding member (620) between said vertical flanges (611) and between said back side (612), and positioning said second inner sliding member (630) on said vertical flanges (611); wherein inserting said vertical flanges (611) in order inside said vertical cutes (622);
(e) folding said front window frame (613) along a folding line 615 (615) in a way that it is attached and parallel to said vertical flanges (611) and to said first inner sliding member (620) and covers them; whereby said graphics on said first inner sliding member (620), on said second inner sliding member (630) and on said vertical flanges (611) can be are visible through a window (6131) on said front window frame (613) (6513);
(f) folding a closing flange (617) along a folding line (616) in a way that it is attached onto the rear side of said back side (612).

US Pat. No. 10,336,121

LENTICULAR PRINTED MATERIAL

FUJIFILM CORPORATION, To...

1. A lenticular printed material comprising:a lenticular lens in which a plurality of convex lenses each respectively having a semicylindrical surface are arranged in parallel;
a lenticular image which is disposed on a side opposite to the semicylindrical surface of the convex lens and includes character information to be displayed in a plurality of languages independently from each other; and
a white ink layer which is disposed on the lenticular image,
wherein the languages for displaying the character information are switched between one another according to an observation angle in a case where the lenticular image is observed through the lenticular lens.

US Pat. No. 10,336,120

RIGID PROTECTION COVER AND CLOSURE

1. A protective cover, comprising:an edge frame comprising a pull bar and a plurality of connector arms; and
a spine insert;
wherein each of said plurality of connector arms comprise a connector end;
wherein each connector end defines an extended aperture;
wherein each connector end comprises a pivot tab, a slide peg, a spring housing, and a spring band;
wherein said pivot tab is attached to said slide peg;
wherein said slide peg is inserted within said extended aperture;
wherein said spring housing is attached to one of said connector ends;
wherein said pivot tab is fastened to said spine insert.

US Pat. No. 10,336,119

APPARATUS FOR BINDING STACKS OF FLAT PARTS

1. An apparatus for binding stacks of flat parts comprisinga plurality of flat parts, each flat part having opposing faces and a plurality of edges,
a fixing unit for fixing a stack, the fixed stack comprising the plurality of flat parts arranged in face to face orientation with edges aligned to provide the stack with opposing faces and a plurality of stack edges extending between the faces, one of the stack edges being an unbound spine edge,
a binder application device for heating a hot melt adhesive to a liquid state and applying the liquid hot melt adhesive along the unbound spine edge, the adhesive comprising photoinitiators which are activatable by exposure to radiation in a wavelength range of 320 nm to 410 nm to cure the adhesive along the unbound spine edge,
an irradiating unit for curing the adhesive by irradiating the adhesive on the unbound spine edge, the irradiating unit comprising a plurality of semiconductor light-emitting diode units, wherein
the light-emitting diode units exclusively emit radiation with a wavelength in a wavelength range of 320 nm to 410 nm.

US Pat. No. 10,336,118

INKJET PRINTERS

8. A method of printing, comprising:inkjet printing an image on a print medium;
reducing or removing moisture from the image;
dispensing post-printing treatment fluid on the print medium after reducing or removing the moisture, the post-printing treatment fluid comprising water and a flatness control agent which includes an organic solvent with three or more hydroxyl groups, and a vapor pressure less than 2×10?4 mmHg; and
calendering the print medium while the print medium is still moistened with the post-printing treatment fluid.

US Pat. No. 10,336,117

IMAGE ERASING APPARATUS AND IMAGE ERASING METHOD

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOSHIBA,...

1. An image erasing apparatus, comprising:a sheet supply portion configured to supply a sheet;
an ejector from which the sheet is ejected;
a first conveying path from the sheet supply portion toward the ejector;
a reader arranged on the first conveying path and configured to read an image on the sheet;
a second conveying path that branches from the first conveying path at a downstream side of the reader and merges with the first conveying path at an upstream side of the reader;
an erasing unit arranged on the second conveying path and configured to erase the image on the sheet;
a switching portion arranged at the downstream side of the reader and configured to switch a conveyance path of the sheet toward the ejector or toward the erasing unit; and
a controller configured to control the switching portion to switch the conveying paths of the sheet and determine whether or not the sheet read by the reader is reusable.

US Pat. No. 10,336,116

FUSER FOR ELECTROPHOTOGRAPHIC PRINTING HAVING RESISTIVE TRACE WITH GAP

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A heater element useable in a fuser roll, the fuser roll configured to form a nip between the fuser roll and a pressure roll through which a sheet is conveyed to permanently fuse an image onto the sheet, the heater element comprising a resistive trace, a common trace tapped to a first side of the resistive trace continuous across the resistive trace, and first and second conductive traces tapped to ends of the resistive trace at a second side of the resistive trace opposite the first side, the first and second conductive traces conductively segmented by a conductive gap between the conductive traces, the resistive trace including a separation gap extending through the resistive trace from the second side of the resistive trace at the conductive gap towards the first side of the resistive trace to prevent current flow between the segmented conductive traces.

US Pat. No. 10,336,115

TRANSFER SHEET

Dai Nippon Printing Co., ...

1. A transfer sheet comprising a substrate, and a releasing layer and a hot melt colored layer in this order on the substrate:the hot melt colored layer comprising, as a binder resin, a (meth)acrylic resin having a glass transition temperature of not less than 75° C., and a colorant,
wherein the releasing layer comprises a vinyl chloride-vinyl acetate resin, and
wherein the content of the vinyl chloride-vinyl acetate resin in the releasing layer is not less than 80% by mass.

US Pat. No. 10,336,114

METHOD OF FLEXOGRAPHIC PRINTING OVER A TEXTURED SURFACE

STEELSCAPE, LLC, Kalama,...

1. A method for flexographically printing over a textured surface, the method comprising:feeding a substrate into a coating line with at least one coating system, the coating system further comprising at least one each of i) a coating pan, ii) a pick-up roll, iii) a metering roll, iv) an applicator roll, v) a print sleeve circumscribing the applicator roll, and vi) a backup drum, wherein the substrate traverses between the print sleeve and the backup drum;
degreasing the substrate at a degreasing station;
rinsing the substrate at a rinsing station;
applying a pretreatment coat to the substrate with the at least one coating system;
heating the pretreatment coated substrate;
applying to the substrate a primer coat, having a viscosity as determined by an efflux time of about 22 seconds while utilizing a number 4 Zahn cup, with the at least one coating system;
heating the primed substrate to a temperature in the range of from about 430° to 440° F.;
quenching the primed substrate;
applying to the primed substrate a finish coat, having a viscosity as determined by an efflux time of about 22 seconds while utilizing a number 4 Zahn cup, with the at least one coating system;
heating the primed and finish coated substrate to a temperature in the range of from about 445° to 455° F.;
quenching the primed and finish coated substrate;
returning the primed and finish coated substrate to a coil form on a coil car;
refeeding the primed and finish coated substrate into the coating line from the coil car;
applying a second primer coat to the primed and finish coated substrate;
heating the twice primed and finish coated substrate to a temperature in the range of from about 445° to 455° F.;
quenching the twice primed and finish coated substrate;
applying a second finish coat to the twice primed and once finish coated substrate;
heating the twice primed and twice finish coated substrate to a temperature in the range of from about 445° to 455° F.;
quenching the twice primed and twice finish coated substrate; and
returning the twice primed and twice finish coated substrate to a coil form on a coil car.

US Pat. No. 10,336,113

THERMAL PRINTER, AND THERMAL PRINTER CONTROL METHOD

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A thermal printer, comprising:a communication section configured to receive print data;
a thermal line head configured to include a plurality of resistors and print an image based on the received print data on thermosensitive paper, the plurality of resistors being divided into at least a first unit and a second unit, each being able to be energized concurrently; and
an inspection section configured to perform inspection, with the plurality of resistors divided into the first and second units, to acquire a resistance value of each resistor belonging to the same unit on a unit-by-unit basis,
wherein, when the image is not being printed by the thermal line head, the inspection section inspects the resistors in the respective one of the first and second units,
wherein the inspection of the resistors is suspended on a basis of when the print data is received after the first unit has been inspected and before the second unit has not yet been inspected; and
wherein, after completion of the printing of the image by the thermal line head, the suspended inspection is resumed on the unit-by-unit basis from where suspended.

US Pat. No. 10,336,112

SEGMENTED ENCLOSURE

1. A printer, comprising:a housing having a fixed structure and a movable cover, the movable cover configured to be movable with respect to the fixed structure, and the fixed structure comprising a front portion of the housing, a back portion of the housing, and a left-side portion of the housing; and
a printing mechanism disposed inside the housing, the printing mechanism configured to print an image on a medium;
wherein the movable cover is movably attached to the fixed structure via a first pivoting mechanism that defines a first pivoting axis, the movable cover configured to be pivoted about the first pivoting axis of the first pivoting mechanism;
wherein the movable cover comprises a plurality of linked slats, each pair of adjacent linked slats being linked together by a second pivoting mechanism; and
wherein the movable cover is configured to stay in a fully opened position or fully closed position by magnets deployed on the plurality of linked slats, the front portion, the back portion, and the left-side portion.

US Pat. No. 10,336,111

OPENING/CLOSING STRUCTURE OF OPENING/CLOSING COVER

Brother Kogyo Kabushiki K...

1. An opening/closing structure of a cover, comprising:a casing having an opening; and
a cover configured to be rotatable with respect to the casing to open/close the opening,
wherein one of the casing and the cover is provided with a shaft part having a shaft, and the other of the casing and the cover is provided with a receiving part having an insertion opening in which the shaft is inserted,
wherein one of the shaft part and the receiving part is provided with a protrusion on a part of an end surface in an axial direction, and the other of the shaft part and the receiving part is provided with a contact portion on a part of a facing surface which faces the end surface,
wherein the protrusion circumvents contacting the contact portion when the cover is in a closed state in which the cover closes the opening,
wherein, when the cover is in an open state in which the cover is opened, from the closed state, by a particular angle, the protrusion contacts the contact portion so as to be applied with a resistant force against rotation of the cover, and
wherein the protrusion protrudes in the axial direction and extends along a rotation direction of the cover.

US Pat. No. 10,336,110

LIQUID EJECTION APPARATUS AND CARTRIDGE

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A liquid ejection apparatus, assuming that three orthogonal directions thereof are an X direction, a Y direction, and a Z direction, and a positive Y direction and a negative Y direction respectively are a +Y direction and a ?Y direction, and a positive Z direction and a negative Z direction respectively are a +Z direction a ?Z direction, the apparatus comprising:a liquid ejection head having a nozzle group for ejecting liquid onto a medium;
a carriage that has a bottom formed parallel to the X direction and the Y direction and moves in the X direction;
a supply roller that is provided at a position closer to a side of the carriage in the ?Y direction than to a side thereof in the +Y direction, and conveys the medium in the +Y direction; and
a discharge roller that is provided at a position closer to the side of the carriage in the +Y direction than to the side thereof in the ?Y direction, and conveys the medium in the +Y direction,
wherein a plurality of cartridge slots configured to receive a corresponding number of cartridges, including at least three or more cartridges each having different ink types, are provided in the bottom of the carriage on a side in the +Z direction,
each of the plurality of cartridge slots are arranged relative to each other in the Y direction, and
the liquid ejection head is provided in the bottom of the carriage on a side in the ?Z direction, at a position between the supply roller and the discharge roller, the position being closer to the supply roller than to the discharge roller.

US Pat. No. 10,336,109

MEASURING SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CALIBRATING PRINTING STATIONS

KHS GmbH, Dortmund (DE)

1. An apparatus comprising a measurement system for making measurements at a printing station that includes a print head that is adjustably held at a position at said printing station, said measurement system comprising a measurement device, a calculation unit, and an interface, wherein said measurement device is configured to detect measurement information relating to a position-modifiable component of said printing station during movement thereof, wherein said calculation unit is configured to receive said measurement information from said measurement device, wherein said calculation unit is further configured to determine actual-position data of said position-modifiable component from said measurement information received and to compare said actual-position data with predetermined reference-position data, and to determine calibration information based on said actual-position data and said reference-position data, and wherein said interface permits transfer of said calibration information.

US Pat. No. 10,336,108

CREDENTIAL PRODUCTION DEVICE HAVING A MOVABLE PROCESSING ASSEMBLY

ASSA ABLOY AB, Stockholm...

1. A credential production device comprising:processing path;
a transport mechanism configured to feed individual substrates along the processing path;
a processing assembly comprising:
a supply spool support;
a take-up spool support;
a plurality of ribbon supports that define a ribbon path; and
one of a print head and a transfer roller; and
at least one assembly guide configured to guide linear movement of the processing assembly substantially perpendicularly to the processing path between an operating position and a loading position relative to the processing path.

US Pat. No. 10,336,107

IMAGE FORMATION APPARATUS

KONICA MINOLTA, INC., To...

1. An electrophotographic image formation apparatus capable of forming an image on a recording medium, comprising:a secondary transfer roller which transfers a toner image to the recording medium;
a first bent portion disposed upstream of the secondary transfer roller, as observed in a direction in which the recording medium is transported, and changing the direction in which the recording medium is transported;
a first swinging roller and a first deviation sensor disposed between the secondary transfer roller and the first bent portion;
a second bent portion disposed upstream of the first bent portion, as observed in the direction in which the recording medium is transported, and changing the direction in which the recording medium is transported;
a second swinging roller and a second deviation sensor disposed between the first bent portion and the second bent portion; and
a control unit which controls an amount of movement of the first swinging roller based on a first detected positional value of the recording medium sensed by the first deviation sensor and controls an amount of movement of the second swinging roller based on a second detected positional value of the recording medium sensed by the second deviation sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,336,106

PRINTING APPARATUS AND PRINTING METHOD

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A printing apparatus comprising:a transporting unit that transports a medium and that includes a medium support surface supporting the medium;
a printing unit that prints onto the medium;
a sensor that images the medium; and
a control unit that detects a displacement amount of the medium, which is an amount the medium is lifted from the medium support surface in an intersecting direction which extends along a thickness direction of the medium, based on a transport velocity which is acquired based on a plurality of images obtained by imaging the medium by the sensor at different times and that controls at least one of the transporting unit and the printing unit according to the displacement amount.

US Pat. No. 10,336,105

PRINTING APPARATUS

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A printing apparatus comprising:a printing unit that prints on a medium
a medium support unit that is disposed on a downstream side in a transport direction of the medium with respect to the printing unit, and includes an opening portion which is communicated with a suction mechanism and a cutter guide portion upstream of the opening portion, the cutter guide portion defining a cutting position for the medium;
a winding portion that is disposed on a downstream side with respect to the medium support unit, and that is configured to wind up the medium;
and a controller configured to drive the suction mechanism,
wherein in a case of cutting the medium at the cutter guide portion, the suction mechanism is driven so that the cut medium is sucked and supported by the medium support unit via the opening portion,
wherein, when the cut medium is wound up around the winding portion, the suction mechanism is driven so that the medium is sucked and supported by the medium support unit via the opening portion, and
wherein the opening portion penetrates the medium support unit, and is a groove that extends in a direction intersecting the transport direction.

US Pat. No. 10,336,104

TAPE PRINTING APPARATUS

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A tape printing apparatus comprising:a cartridge mounting portion in which a tape cartridge is mounted, the tape cartridge including a first case that has a peripheral wall portion in which a hook projects from a tip end surface, and for which, on an outer peripheral surface of the peripheral wall portion, depths of recessed parts of a base-end-side part, which is a site that is further on a base end side than a base end portion of the hook, are different for a plurality of types of tape cartridge, and a second case that has a hook receiving portion with which the hook engages; and
a detection portion, an output of which changes depending on the depths of the recessed parts at the base-end-side part in a state in which a tape cartridge is mounted in the cartridge mounting portion.

US Pat. No. 10,336,103

TAPE PRINTING APPARATUS

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A tape printing apparatus comprising:a cartridge mounting portion configured to receive a plurality of types of tape cartridges, each of which comprises a first case comprising a first hook, and a second case comprising a first hook receiving portion with which the first hook engages, a length of the first hook being different among the plurality of types of tape cartridges; and
a first detection portion configured to detect a length of the first hook of a tape cartridge that is mounted in the cartridge mounting portion, and to provide an output that changes depending on the length of the first hook of the tape cartridge that is mounted in the cartridge mounting portion.

US Pat. No. 10,336,102

METHOD OF INKJET PRINTING ONTO ALIGNERS

Align Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method of printing ink to a low surface energy material, the method comprising:heating a low surface energy material to an elevated temperature that is greater than or equal to an onset temperature associated with a glass transition temperature of said low surface energy material;
applying a printable ink to an exposed surface of said heated low surface energy material;
soaking said applied printable ink and said heated low surface energy material for a soak time to facilitate penetration of said applied printable ink into the heated low surface energy material; and
curing said printable ink applied to said exposed surface after said soak time to durably adhere said cured printable ink to said low surface energy material when said cured printable ink applied to said exposed surface is immersed in a liquid at a liquid temperature substantially near human body temperature for at least approximately twenty-four (24) hours.

US Pat. No. 10,336,101

DROPLET DISCHARGE APPARATUS

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A droplet discharge apparatus comprising:a head having nozzles capable of discharging droplets onto a medium;
a heater configured to heat the medium onto which the droplets are discharged from the head;
a blower fan configured to blow outside air from the outside to the inside of a casing that accommodates the head and the heater;
a temperature sensor configured to detect a temperature of outside air blown by the blower fan, and
a controller configured to cause the blower to reduce the volume of outside air blown into the casing if the temperature of outside air detected by the temperature sensor is less than a predetermined set temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,336,100

METHOD FOR FORMING AN IMAGE ON CORRUGATED CARDBOARD COMPRISING APPLYING A TREATMENT LIQUID, FIRST INK COMPOSITION, AND SECOND INK COMPOSITION

FUJIFILM CORPORATION, To...

1. An image forming method comprising:applying a treatment liquid containing at least one kind of acidic compound and having a pH of equal to or lower than 2 onto a corrugated cardboard substrate of 10?L*?90 on a CIELab color scale;
applying a first ink composition, which contains a coloring material and water and in which a total content of resin particles and wax particles is equal to or less than 2% by mass with respect to a total mass of the first ink composition, to a treatment liquid-applied surface of the corrugated cardboard substrate onto which the treatment liquid is applied by an ink jet method under a condition of an amount of a liquid droplet of equal to or greater than 10 picoliters; and
applying a second ink composition, which contains a resin, a wax, and water and in which a content of a coloring material is equal to or smaller than 0.5% by mass with respect to a total mass of the second ink composition, onto the first ink composition applied to the corrugated cardboard substrate; wherein
wax refers to a polymer compound having a melting point that is equal to or lower than 170° C., and resin refers to a polymer compound that does not have a melting point or has a melting point that is higher than 170° C.

US Pat. No. 10,336,099

FABRIC HOLDER, HEATER, AND IMAGE APPLIER

Ricoh Company, Ltd., Tok...

1. A fabric holder comprising:a platen to hold a portion of a fabric to be printed;
a peripheral cover including a frame to sandwich the fabric between the platen and the frame,
the fabric holder being detachably attachable to a printer to perform printing on the fabric held by the fabric holder and a heating device that heats the fabric held by the fabric holder after the printer has performed printing on the fabric held by the fabric holder, and
the peripheral cover including a heat insulator having a thermal conductivity lower than a thermal conductivity of the peripheral cover.

US Pat. No. 10,336,098

COMPUTER-READABLE STORAGE MEDIUM, INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND METHOD FOR IMAGE PROCESSING

Brother Kogyo Kabushiki K...

1. A non-transitory computer readable storage medium storing computer readable instructions that are executable by a computer in an information processing apparatus comprising a display and an input interface, the computer being configured to run a printing program and an image processing program, the computer running the printing program being configured to generate print data to be used in a printing apparatus to print an image indicated by image data included in print-image information received from the image processing program and transmit the generated print data to the printing apparatus, the computer readable instructions, when executed by the computer running the image processing program, causing the computer to:generate the image to be printed on a particular type of printing medium in the printing apparatus;
control the display to display the generated image;
set a printing mode in the image processing program to one of a regular printing mode and a trial printing mode based on a setting operation input through the input interface;
generate the print-image information including the image data, the image data indicating the generated image, the computer generating, in a case where the printing mode is set to the regular printing mode, the print-image information to be used in the printing apparatus to print the image on the particular type of printing medium, and the computer generating, in a case where the printing mode is set to the trial printing mode, the print-image information to be used in the printing apparatus to print the image on another type of printing medium different from the particular type;
transmit the generated print-image information to the printing program;
in the case where the printing mode is set to the trial printing mode and after transmitting the print-image information from the image processing program to the printing program, control the display to display an inquiry screen to inquire whether the printing mode is to be shifted from the trial printing mode to the regular printing mode;
receive a response to the inquiry through the input interface;
in a case where a response indicating a request to shift the printing mode from the trial printing mode to the regular printing mode is received through the input interface, shift the printing mode from the trial printing mode to the regular printing mode; and
in response to shifting the printing mode from the trial printing mode to the regular printing mode, generate the print-image information and transmit the generated print-image information to the printing program.

US Pat. No. 10,336,097

PRINTING APPARATUS AND PRINTING METHOD

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A printing apparatus comprising:a printing unit which includes a first printing head on which a discharge port array consisting of a plurality of discharge ports for discharging ink arranged in a predetermined direction is arranged and a second printing head on which a discharge port array consisting of a plurality of discharge ports for discharging ink arranged in the predetermined direction is arranged, a holding unit for holding the first printing head and the second printing head wherein the held first printing head and the held second printing head being arranged so as to be separated a predetermined distance from each other in an intersection direction intersecting with the predetermined direction;
a scanning unit configured to scan a print medium by alternately moving the printing unit forward and backward in the intersection direction; and
a control unit configured to control discharge of ink while causing the scanning unit execute scanning in such a manner that printing on a first area of the print medium is executed by using the first printing head without using the second printing head and printing on a second area different from the first area in the intersection direction of the print medium is executed by using the second printing head without using the first printing head,
wherein a first plurality of discharge port arrays for discharging inks whose color types are different from one another is arranged on the first printing head in the intersection direction, and a second plurality of discharge port arrays for discharging inks whose color types are different from one another is arranged on the second printing head, wherein a combination of the color types of the inks discharged by the first plurality of discharge port arrays is identical to a combination of the color types of the inks discharged by the second plurality of discharge port arrays,
wherein the first and the second printing heads are mounted on the holding unit in such a manner that said arrangement orders of the first and second plurality of discharge port arrays in the intersection direction are opposite from each other, and
wherein the control unit controls the discharge of ink to a unit area included in the first area and the second area, respectively, in such a manner that an image is printed on the unit area while performing multiple scans of the first printing head and the second printing head, respectively, by discharging ink from the first plurality of discharge port arrays and the second plurality of discharge port arrays, respectively, through the multiple scans executed by the scanning unit.

US Pat. No. 10,336,096

PRINTING APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD OF PRINTING APPARATUS, AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM

CASIO COMPUTER CO., LTD.,...

1. A printing apparatus comprising:a thermal head that performs printing on a printing medium;
a head drive circuit that drives the thermal head; and
a processor configured to generate a control signal and print data and to supply the control signal and the print data to the head drive circuit,
wherein:
the thermal head has a plurality of heat generation elements whose temperatures are controlled by applying a voltage,
the head drive circuit controls application of a voltage to each of the plurality of heat generation elements according to drive data periodically supplied, the drive data including the control signal and the print data,
one period of the control signal includes a first voltage application control period and a second voltage application control period which are separated from each other,
the first voltage application control period is a period in which the printing is performed by controlling the application of a voltage,
the second voltage application control period is a period in which the printing is not performed and a temperature of the thermal head is adjusted by controlling the application of a voltage,
the head drive circuit drives the thermal head so that the printing is sequentially performed line by line on the printing medium by the thermal head based on the print data,
the first voltage application control period and the second voltage application control period are set within a period of one line cycle for the thermal head to print the one line on the printing medium,
the second voltage application control period is set to be a time which is shorter than the first voltage application control period, which is not zero time, and in which the printing is not performed
the processor generates the print data so that, in a period of the one line cycle corresponding to a first line scheduled to be printed by the thermal head and a period of the one line cycle corresponding to a second line scheduled to be printed immediately after the first line, in the case where a state of the application of a voltage to at least one specific heat generation element among the plurality of heat generation elements in the first voltage application control period satisfies a specific condition, the application of a voltage to the specific heat generation element is performed during the second voltage application control period in the period of the one line cycle corresponding to the first line,
the first voltage application control period includes a first period and a second period after the first period, and
the specific condition is that the application of a voltage to the specific heat generation element is performed in the first period during the first voltage application control period in the period of the one line cycle corresponding to the first line, the application of a voltage to the specific heat generation element is not performed in the second period, and the application of a voltage to the specific heat generation element is not performed during the first voltage application control period in the period of the one line cycle corresponding to the second line.

US Pat. No. 10,336,095

PRINTING APPARATUS AND CONTROL METHOD OF PRINTING APPARATUS

SEIKO EPSON CORPORATION, ...

1. A printing apparatus comprising:a transport mechanism configured to transport a print medium in a transport direction;
a print head configured to print on the print medium;
a camera configured to capture an image of the print medium;
a light source configured to irradiate a capturing area of the camera with light at a predetermined angle with respect to a print surface of the print medium;
a carriage configured to mount the print head, the camera, and the light source; and
a processor configured to
acquire reflectance characteristic data representing a reflectance characteristic of irradiation light from the light source based on a captured image obtained by capturing an image of a test pattern by the camera, the test pattern being printed on the print medium by the print head,
determine a specific range of positions on the captured image, in a direction corresponding to the transport direction, in which a reflectance of the irradiation light is within a predetermined reflectance range based on the acquired reflectance characteristic data, and
acquire captured image data representing the captured image corresponding to the specific range of positions.

US Pat. No. 10,336,093

IMAGE FORMATION DEVICE

BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI K...

1. An image formation device comprising:a plurality of nozzles arranged at an interval D [in] in a sub scan direction, and configured to eject ink;
a processor; and
a memory storing computer-readable instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to:
perform an ejection control configured to control ejection of the ink and a relative movement of the nozzles, the ejection control including
forming an image of a resolution R [dpi], by relatively moving the nozzles in a main scan direction with respect to a print medium and causing the ink to be ejected, and relatively moving the nozzles in the sub scan direction with respect to the print medium, on the basis of print data,
relatively moving the nozzles in the sub scan direction a plurality of times from a print start position at which a first pixel array is formed in the main scan direction, on the basis of a reference LF (line feed) value (N×Pu/Ph) (where N is a number of the nozzles), which is an average value of a relative movement values of the nozzles in the sub scan direction, when performing printing with respect to each of pixels of adjacent pixels, which are an (R×D) number of pixels adjacent to each other in the sub scan direction, at a high density Ph [%] that is higher than a unit density Pu [%], which is a total density of maximum densities of the ink able to be ejected from each of the nozzles at one time (where (j?1)×Pu relatively moving the nozzles in the main scan direction less than a (j×R×D) number of times, and
ejecting the ink such that a density of the ink of each of the pixels of the adjacent pixels is at least 100% and a total of the densities of the ink of each of the pixels of the adjacent pixels is caused to be the high density Ph [%].

US Pat. No. 10,336,092

IMAGE FORMATION DEVICE

BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI K...

1. An image formation device comprising:a plurality of first nozzles arranged at an interval D [in] in a sub scan direction, and configured to eject a first ink;
a plurality of second nozzles arranged at the interval D [in] in the sub scan direction, and configured to eject a second ink;
a processor; and
a memory storing computer-readable instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the processor to:
form an image of a resolution R [dpi], by relatively moving the first nozzles and the second nozzles in a main scan direction with respect to a print medium and causing the first ink and/or the second ink to be ejected, and relatively moving the first nozzles and the second nozzles in the sub scan direction with respect to the print medium, on the basis of print data, and
perform an ejection control, when printing of adjacent D×R pixels, which are a number D×R of pixels adjacent to each other in the sub scan direction, is performed by the first ink at a high density Ph [%] that is higher than a unit density Pu [%], which is a maximum density of the first ink able to be ejected at one time from the first nozzles that eject the first ink, with respect to a pixel array formed in the main scan direction corresponding to pixels that are scanned a plurality of times in the main scan direction within the adjacent D×R pixels, such that total densities of the second ink ejected onto each of the pixels in the pixel array by the plurality of times of scanning are, respectively, substantially the same as a maximum density of the second ink able to be ejected at one time from the second nozzles.

US Pat. No. 10,336,091

LIQUID DISCHARGE HEAD AND LIQUID DISCHARGE METHOD

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A liquid discharge head comprising:a substrate including at least one recording element disposed within the substrate, the at least one recording element configured to generate thermal energy used to discharge liquid;
a discharge orifice forming member including at least one discharge orifice configured to face the at least one recording element and to discharge the liquid;
a pressure chamber formed between the substrate and the discharge orifice member;
a first liquid channel formed between the substrate and the discharge orifice member configured to supply liquid to the pressure chamber;
a second liquid channel formed between the substrate and the discharge orifice member configured to recover liquid from the pressure chamber;
a liquid supply channel formed between the substrate and the discharge orifice member connected to the first liquid channel to supply liquid to the first liquid channel;
a liquid recovery channel formed between the substrate and the discharge orifice member connected to the second liquid channel to recover liquid from the second liquid channel; and
a control system configured to maintain (1) a pressure an inlet portion of the liquid supply channel, (2) a pressure at an outlet portion of the liquid recovery channel, and (3) a flow velocity of liquid within the pressure chamber,
wherein pressure at the inlet portion of the liquid supply channel is maintained higher than pressure at the outlet portion of the liquid recovery channel, and the flow velocity of the liquid within the pressure chamber is maintained between 3 to 140 mm/s.

US Pat. No. 10,336,090

CIRCULATION IN A FLUID EJECTION DEVICE

HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPME...

1. A fluid ejection device comprising:a discharge port;
an energy generating element to discharge liquid through the discharge port;
a first liquid supply on a first side of the discharge port;
a second liquid supply on a second side of the discharge port opposite the first side;
a first liquid flow path extending from the first liquid supply to the discharge port;
a second liquid flow path extending from the second liquid supply to the discharge port;
a fluid displacement actuator in the first liquid flow path; and
a second fluid displacement actuator in the first liquid flow path between the first liquid supply and the discharge port.

US Pat. No. 10,336,089

PRINTHEADS WITH SENSOR PLATE IMPEDANCE MEASUREMENT

HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPME...

1. A fluid ejection device comprising:a sensor plate located within a fluidic channel;
a source component to induce impedance across the sensor plate; and,
an output sample and hold element to measure an analog response in the sensor plate associated with a fluid movement event within the fluidic channel, the analog response indicating an impedance value across the sensor plate.

US Pat. No. 10,336,088

LIQUID EJECTION APPARATUS AND LIQUID EJECTION HEAD

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A liquid ejection apparatus comprising: a liquid storage configured to store a liquid; a liquid ejection head having an inlet port configured to feed the liquid fed from the liquid storage, an ejection port through which the liquid is ejected, and an intra-head flow path configured to feed the liquid from the inlet port to the ejection port; and a liquid delivery unit configured to feed the liquid from the liquid storage to the liquid ejection head, wherein a relation between an angular frequency ? of the liquid delivered from the liquid delivery unit, a coefficient of kinematic viscosity ? of the liquid, and an equivalent diameter (a) of at least a part of the intra-head flow path satisfies ?(?/2?)×a>1.

US Pat. No. 10,336,087

LIQUID CONTAINER

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A liquid container enabled to contain a liquid therein;wherein an outer wall of the liquid container has a first surface, a second surface, a third surface, and a fourth surface,
the second surface and the third surface are adjacent to the first surface, the second surface and the third surface face each other, and the fourth surface is adjacent to the first surface, the second surface, and the third surface,
the first surface has a space in which a storage element storing information on the liquid container is contained,
the first surface and the second surface have a first recessed portion that crosses the boundary between the first surface and the second surface, and the first surface and the third surface have a second recessed portion that crosses the boundary between the first surface and the third surface, and
the first recessed portion and the second recessed portion face each other across the space,
wherein the first recessed portion is a portion which is sandwiched between walls facing each other which are formed in the second surface side, and the second recessed portion is a portion which is sandwiched between walls opposite to each other which are formed in the third surface side,
wherein the first surface and the fourth surface have a third recessed portion crossing a boundary between the first surface and the fourth surface, and
wherein the third recessed portion has a protrusion extending from the bottom of the third recessed portion and parallel to the second surface.

US Pat. No. 10,336,086

SERVER DEVICE FOR ORDERING CARTRIDGE AND PROGRAM THEREOF

Brother Kogyo Kabushiki K...

1. A server device comprising:a communication interface configured to communicate at least with an external device;
a memory; and
a processor configured to perform:
transmitting a first order instruction to the external device via the communication interface, the first order instruction being for ordering delivery of a first cartridge connectable to an image forming apparatus;
after the first order instruction is transmitted, receiving, via the communication interface, delivered cartridge identification information for identifying the first cartridge that is delivered based on the first order instruction;
storing the delivered cartridge identification information into the memory;
receiving, via the communication interface, residual amount information and connected cartridge identification information from the image forming apparatus, the residual amount information about a residual amount of recording material remaining in a cartridge currently connected to the image forming apparatus, the connected cartridge identification information being for identifying the cartridge currently connected to the image forming apparatus;
determining, based on the residual amount information, whether or not the residual amount of the recording material is equal to or less than a first threshold;
determining, using the stored delivered cartridge identification information and the currently-received connected cartridge identification information, whether or not the stored delivered cartridge identification information corresponds to the currently-received connected cartridge identification information; and
in response to determining that the residual amount of the recording material is equal to or less than the first threshold and the stored delivered cartridge identification information corresponds to the currently-received connected cartridge identification information, transmitting a second order instruction to the external device via the communication interface, the second order instruction being for ordering to deliver a second cartridge connectable to the image forming apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,336,085

INKJET PRINTING APPARATUS

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An inkjet printing apparatus comprising:a tank in which ink is contained;
a print head including a pressure chamber filled with ink supplied from the tank and an ejection opening which is communicated with the pressure chamber and which ejects ink filled in the pressure chamber;
a supply flow path for supplying ink from the tank to the print head;
a collection flow path for collecting ink from the print head to the tank;
a circulation unit configured to circulate ink so as to flow through the supply flow path, an inside of the pressure chamber, and the collection flow path; and
a buffer chamber which is disposed inside the print head or in the collection flow path and whose volume is variable, wherein
the tank is disposed higher than the print head in a vertical direction, and
a one-way valve is provided between the buffer chamber and the tank in the collection flow path.

US Pat. No. 10,336,084

LIQUID CARTRIDGE AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS USING THE SAME

BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI K...

1. A liquid cartridge comprising:a front wall;
a rear wall spaced away from the front wall in a rear direction perpendicular to a gravitational direction in an upright posture, the rear wall spaced away from the front wall in an upward direction opposite to the gravitational direction in a rotated posture;
a bottom wall extending in a direction crossing the gravitational direction in the upright posture;
a first storage chamber configured to store liquid and having a bottom portion defined by the bottom wall in the upright posture;
a second storage chamber positioned downward relative to the first storage chamber in the upright posture, the second storage chamber having capacity less than capacity of the first storage chamber;
a liquid flow path positioned frontward relative to the rear wall in the upright posture and configured to provide communication therethrough between the second storage chamber and an outside of the liquid cartridge; and
a communication opening provided at the bottom wall and configured to provide communication therethrough between the first storage chamber and the second storage chamber, the communication opening having a first end portion and a second end portion positioned downward relative to the first end portion in the rotated posture, the communication opening defining an imaginary horizontal plane extending perpendicular to the gravitational direction in the rotated posture, the imaginary horizontal plane including the second end portion of the communication opening, the first storage chamber in the rotated posture defining a first capacity above the imaginary horizontal plane and a second capacity below the imaginary horizontal plane, the first capacity being less than the second capacity, the liquid flow path being positioned downward relative to the imaginary horizontal plane in the rotated posture,
wherein the rear wall has a first inner surface defining a rear portion of the first storage chamber in the upright posture,
wherein the bottom wall has an end surface, the end surface and the first inner surface defining the communication opening,
wherein the bottom wall has a first portion and a second portion continuously connected to the first portion in a widthwise direction perpendicular to the gravitational direction and the rear direction in the upright posture, the first portion having the end surface positioned at a rearmost part of the first portion in the upright posture, the end surface being separated away from the first inner surface and defining the communication opening, the second portion having a rear end portion and a side end surface in the upright posture, the rear end portion being connected to the first inner surface, the side end surface defining the communication opening in the upright posture, and
wherein the second portion of the bottom wall further has a surface facing the first storage chamber, the surface of the second portion of the bottom wall facing the first storage chamber being inclined downward toward the communication opening in the widthwise direction in the upright posture.

US Pat. No. 10,336,083

INK CARTRIDGE CHIP, INK CARTRIDGE AND OPERATION METHOD FOR GIVING RESPONSE TO PRINTING WORK

HANGZHOU CHIPJET TECHNOLO...

1. An ink cartridge chip, comprising a storage module; wherein the storage module is at least provided with a first ink quantity data block and a second ink quantity data block, the first ink quantity data block and the second ink quantity data block share data with a printer and make the printer have one printing mode, the first ink quantity data block is a fixed ink quantity data block in the printing mode, and the second ink quantity data block is a variable ink quantity data block in the printing mode.

US Pat. No. 10,336,082

PRINTING APPARATUS AND PRINTING METHOD INCLUDING PENETRATION LIQUID

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A printing apparatus configured to perform printing on a sheet-like recording medium into which liquid can penetrate, the printing apparatus comprising:a discharge unit configured to discharge, onto one side of the recording medium, ink and penetration liquid, the penetration liquid promoting penetration of the ink through the recording medium to the other side of the recording medium;
a movement unit configured to move the discharge unit and the recording medium relative to each other when the printing is performed;
an adjustment unit configured to adjust a discharge amount of the penetration liquid discharged from the discharge unit onto the recording medium on the basis of at least a relative movement speed of the discharge unit to the recording medium; and
a storage unit configured to store:
a first calibration curve representing a relationship between a transport speed and a difference in density between one side and the other side of the recording medium on which the printing has been performed and
a second calibration curve representing a relationship of a mixing ratio of the ink and the penetration liquid when the printing was performed and the difference in density,
wherein the adjustment unit adjusts the discharge amount of the penetration liquid by using the first calibration curve and the second calibration curve.

US Pat. No. 10,336,081

METHOD OF MAINTAINING A FLUIDIC DISPENSING DEVICE

FUNAI ELECTRIC CO., LTD.,...

1. A method for maintaining a fluidic dispensing device, comprising:providing a fluidic dispensing device having a fluid reservoir containing fluid, the fluid reservoir being defined in part by a base wall, and having a stir bar located in the fluid reservoir, the stir bar being positioned adjacent to the base wall, and having a fluid ejection chip having a fluid ejection direction;
positioning the fluidic dispensing device at a predetermined orientation, wherein the fluid ejection direction is oriented in a range of upward vertical, plus or minus 90 degrees;
rotating the stir bar in a first rotational direction starting with a first rotational speed and increasing rotational velocity from the first rotational speed to a second rotational speed; and
after rotating the stir bar in the first rotational direction for a first period of time, then rotating the stir bar in a second rotational direction opposite to the first rotational direction,
wherein the stir bar is stopped, and then restarted, in accordance with a mixing frequency schedule, wherein the mixing frequency schedule provides for a rotation of the stir bar for a duration of two to ten seconds at a frequency of every two to four hours.

US Pat. No. 10,336,080

LIQUID SUPPLY APPARATUS AND PRINTING APPARATUS

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A printing apparatus comprising:a movable liquid ejection unit;
a liquid supply apparatus for supplying a liquid to a liquid ejection unit; and
a medium discharging unit,
wherein the liquid supply apparatus includes
a liquid tank that contains the liquid,
a connection channel member connected to the liquid tank, and
a buffer tank configured separately from the liquid tank, the buffer tank being connected to the liquid tank via the connection channel member, and being communicated with atmospheric air,
the liquid tank has a liquid storage chamber provided inside the liquid tank and a liquid inlet portion for injecting the liquid into the liquid storage chamber, the liquid inlet portion being closed using a cap when the liquid ejection unit executes liquid jet printing,
the buffer tank has a buffer chamber, with a bottom face of the buffer chamber being positioned at a position higher than a maximum liquid level of the liquid tank,
the liquid tank includes a plurality of the liquid storage chambers that are arranged in a first direction, the plurality of the liquid storage chambers containing a plurality of different types of liquid,
the buffer tank includes a plurality of the buffer chambers arranged in a second direction intersecting the first direction,
the medium discharging unit discharges, in the second direction, a printing medium printed onto by ejecting the liquid from the liquid ejection unit,
at least a portion of the liquid tank is positioned on the same side as the medium discharging unit relative to a movement region of the liquid ejection unit that moves in the first direction, and
at least a portion of the buffer tank is positioned on an opposite side to the medium discharging unit relative to the movement region.

US Pat. No. 10,336,079

LIQUID EJECTING APPARATUS AND TUBE PUMP

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A liquid ejecting apparatus comprising:a liquid ejecting unit that ejects, to a target, a liquid which is supplied from a liquid supply source via a liquid supply channel;
a carriage on which the liquid ejecting unit is mounted and which moves with respect to the target;
a gas containing flow path mounted on the carriage, the gas containing flow path comprising a depressurization chamber and a pressurization chamber;
a pump that is disposed outside the carriage of the liquid ejecting apparatus and communicates with the depressurization chamber and the pressurization chamber through a gas channel, the gas channel extending from the pump and bifurcating into a pressurization channel communicating with the pressurization chamber and a depressurization channel communicating with the depressurization chamber; and
a one-way valve disposed in the depressurization channel, the one-way valve allowing gas to flow in a direction such that the depressurization chamber is depressurized and restricting the gas from flowing in a direction such that the depressurization chamber is pressurized, and
the pump is configured to switch between delivering gas to the gas channel and suctioning gas from the gas channel.

US Pat. No. 10,336,078

RECORDING HEAD AND INKJET RECORDING APPARATUS INCLUDING SAME

KYOCERA Document Solution...

1. A recording head comprising an ink ejection surface where a plurality of ink ejection ports for ejecting ink onto a recording medium are disposed,wherein
a plurality of cleaning liquid supply ports for supplying a cleaning liquid are disposed on an upstream side with respect to the ink ejection ports in a wiping direction which is a direction in which a wiper wipes the ink ejection surface, and
the cleaning liquid supply ports each have a chamfer portion formed at a portion thereof that intersects a surface to be wiped by the wiper, the chamfer portion being R-shaped in section.

US Pat. No. 10,336,077

PRINT HEAD OR INK JET PRINTER WITH REDUCED SOLVENT CONSUMPTION

1. Print head of a binary continuous jet printer comprising:a cavity delimited by a first wall, a second wall facing the first wall, and side walls extending between the first wall and second wall,
a plurality of nozzles for producing a plurality of ink jets in said cavity,
at least one electrode for separating drops or sections of one or more of said ink jets intended for printing from drops or sections that do not serve for printing, the drops or sections starting separation at a point of separation along the one or more of said ink jets,
a slot, which passes through the second wall, open on the outside of the cavity and enabling the exit of drops or sections of ink intended for printing,
a gutter for recovering drops or sections not intended for printing,
at least a conduit for injecting gas into the cavity, and for making the gas circulate in a first direction toward the first wall and the nozzles, and then in a second direction toward the gutter,
wherein the drops or sections intended for printing follow a path that begins at the point of separation and extends downstream from the point of separation,
wherein the cavity comprises a planar sectional area parallel to the first wall, the gas circulating in the first direction and then the second direction through the planar sectional area without any dividing structure in the planar sectional area that is between each direction of the circulating gas; and
the path extends through the planar sectional area of the cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,336,076

LIQUID EJECTING APPARATUS

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A liquid ejecting apparatus comprising:a liquid ejecting unit that is configured to eject a first liquid and a second liquid onto a medium that is supported by a support member;
a first reception member configured to receive the first liquid ejected from the liquid ejecting unit;
a first sliding contact member configured to be in sliding contact with the first reception member;
a first collection unit that collects the first liquid that is collected from the first reception member by the first sliding contact member;
a second reception member configured to receive the second liquid ejected from the liquid ejecting unit;
a second sliding contact member configured to be in sliding contact with the second reception member; and
a second collection unit that collects the second liquid that is collected from the second reception member by the second sliding contact member wherein the support member is different from the first and second reception members.

US Pat. No. 10,336,075

INKJET HEAD ARRANGEMENT AND CONTROL OF LIQUID JETTING APPARATUS

Brother Kogyo Kabushiki K...

1. A liquid jetting apparatus configured to jet liquid onto a recording medium conveyed in a first direction, the liquid jetting apparatus comprising:a first head unit and a second head unit which are adjacent to each other in a second direction orthogonal to the first direction and which are arranged to partially overlap with each other in the first direction; and
a controller configured to control the first head unit and the second head unit,
wherein each of the first head unit and the second head unit includes a plurality of nozzle chips, each of the nozzle chips having a nozzle arrangement area in which nozzles are aligned in a third direction crossing both of the first and second directions,
the nozzle arrangement area of the first head unit and the nozzle arrangement area of the second head unit partially overlap with each other in the first direction in an overlapping area in the second direction,
in the overlapping area, the controller is configured to control the first head unit and the second head unit to jet the liquid from both of the nozzles included in the first head unit and the nozzles included in the second head unit, and
in the overlapping area, the controller is configured to control the first head unit and the second head unit to cause an amount of the liquid to be jetted per unit area of the recording medium to be smaller than that in a non-overlapping area in which the nozzle arrangement area of the first head unit and the nozzle arrangement area of the second head unit do not overlap with each other in the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,336,074

INKJET PRINTHEAD WITH HIERARCHICALLY ALIGNED PRINTHEAD UNITS

RF PRINTING TECHNOLOGIES,...

1. A hierarchically aligned inkjet printhead comprising:a plurality of printhead units, each printhead unit including:
a plurality of drop ejector array devices, each drop ejector array device including:
a substrate having a substrate surface;
at least one drop ejector array formed on the substrate surface;
a first butting edge having a first mechanical alignment feature; and
a second butting edge having a second mechanical alignment feature;
an ink manifold that is fluidically connected to each of the plurality of drop ejector array devices in the printhead unit;
a mounting member to which each of the plurality of drop ejector array devices in the printhead unit are affixed; and
a pair of opposing alignment edges that are substantially parallel to the first butting edges and the second butting edges of the plurality of drop ejector array devices, wherein a first of the opposing alignment edges includes an outwardly-extending projection, and wherein a second of the opposing alignment edges includes a niche that is substantially complementary to the projection, and wherein a second closeness of fit between the projection and the niche is looser than a first closeness of fit between the first mechanical alignment feature and the second mechanical alignment feature; and
a base having a support surface that holds the plurality of printhead units.

US Pat. No. 10,336,073

LIQUID EJECTION HEAD AND LIQUID EJECTION APPARATUS

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A liquid ejection head comprising:first and second print element substrates each including ejection openings configured to eject a liquid and print elements configured to generate energy to be used to eject the liquid from the ejection openings; and
a support member on which the first and second print element substrates are arranged in a substrate arrangement direction, which is a longitudinal direction of the support member,
wherein the first and second print element substrates include supply openings configured to supply the liquid from the support member to the first and second print element substrates and collection openings configured to collect the liquid from the first and second print element substrates to the support member on respective faces on a support member side, and
among the supply openings and the collection openings each provided on the first and second print element substrates, the supply openings are disposed at both end sides in the substrate arrangement direction.

US Pat. No. 10,336,072

LIQUID EJECTION HEAD EJECTING LIQUID, LIQUID EJECTION APPARATUS, AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING LIQUID EJECTION HEAD

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A liquid ejection head comprising:a recording element board including a first element and a second element that are used to perform recording, a first supply port that supplies liquid to the first element, and a second supply port that supplies liquid to the second element;
a supply member including a supply path through which liquid is supplied to the recording element board; and
a support member that supports the recording element board, and includes a first surface having a plurality of first openings that communicate with the first supply port and the second supply port, a second surface contacting the supply member and having a second opening that communicates with the supply path, and a flow path through which the plurality of first openings and the second opening communicate with each other, wherein
the support member includes a first beam that is provided between the plurality of first openings and extends from the first surface to middle of the flow path, and
in an arrangement direction of the plurality of first openings, a length of the second opening is shorter than a sum of lengths of the plurality of first openings and a length of the first beam on the first surface.

US Pat. No. 10,336,071

MULTI-NOZZLE PRINT HEAD

ETH ZURICH, Zurich (CH)

1. A print head for depositing a liquid on a substrate, the print head comprising a layer structure including, in this sequence along a direction of ejection, the following layers:a stop layer made of a dielectric material;
a device layer deposited on the stop layer;
a first insulator layer being made of a dielectric material and being deposited on the device layer;
wherein at least one first nozzle is formed in the layer structure, the first nozzle having a nozzle opening for ejecting the liquid, said nozzle opening extending through the layer structure,
wherein a ring trench is formed in the device layer, said ring trench radially surrounding the first nozzle,
wherein the nozzle opening and the ring trench are radially separated by an annular nozzle wall, said annular nozzle wall having a distal end surface,
wherein an ejection channel is formed in the first insulator layer, said ejection channel being centered around the first nozzle and extending from the first insulator layer all the way to the distal end surface of the nozzle, and
wherein a first extraction electrode is arranged on the first insulator layer and surrounds the first nozzle, the first extraction electrode being arranged after the first insulator layer with respect to the direction of ejection.

US Pat. No. 10,336,070

FLUID EJECTION DEVICE WITH A FLUID RECIRCULATION CHANNEL

HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPME...

1. A fluid ejection device, comprising:a fluid feed slot;
a plurality of fluid ejection chambers in fluid communication with the fluid feed slot;
a plurality of drop ejecting elements, wherein a drop ejecting element of the plurality of drop ejecting elements is positioned within each of the plurality of fluid ejection chambers;
a fluid circulation channel in fluid communication at a first end of the fluid circulation channel with the fluid feed slot and in fluid communication at multiple second ends of the fluid circulation channel with the plurality of fluid ejection chambers;
a fluid circulating element within the fluid circulation channel; and
a bubble dissipating structure positioned within the fluid circulation channel outside of the plurality of fluid ejection chambers.

US Pat. No. 10,336,069

ELECTRICALLY-FUNCTIONAL OPTICAL TARGET

HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPME...

1. A printhead having an electrically-functional optical target, comprising:a substrate;
an optical target having an optically-distinguishable shape and formed from at least one polysilicon strip deposited on the substrate, wherein the at least one polysilicon strip has a serpentine pattern forming concentric polygons; and
an electrical connection to the at least one polysilicon strip to connect the at least one polysilicon strip into a circuit deposited on the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,336,068

LIQUID JETTING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF COPING WITH FLOATING OF MEDIUM

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A liquid jetting apparatus comprising:a medium feed unit that feeds a medium;
a medium transport unit that includes a medium support surface on which the medium fed by the medium feed unit is supported and transports the medium, which is fed by the medium feed unit, in a medium transport direction;
a liquid jet head that jets liquid to the medium transported by the medium transport unit;
a head moving unit that moves the liquid jet head between a liquid jet position where liquid is jetted to the medium and a retreat position which is more distant from the medium transport unit than the liquid jet position;
a liquid-drying processing section that performs drying processing on the medium to which the liquid jetted from the liquid jet head adheres and is disposed at a position on a downstream side of the liquid jet head in the medium transport direction;
a medium floating detection unit that is disposed at a position on an upstream side of the liquid jet head in the medium transport direction, and detects a floating of the medium indicating whether or not at least a part of the medium transported by the medium transport unit is away from the medium support surface by a distance equal to or longer than a predetermined distance;
a medium feed control unit that allows the medium feed unit to continue to feed the medium in a case in which the floating of the medium transported by the medium transport unit is detected by the medium floating detection unit;
a head movement control unit that allows the head moving unit to move the liquid jet head to the retreat position from the liquid jet position in a case in which the floating of the medium transported by the medium transport unit is detected by the medium floating detection unit; and
a liquid-drying processing control unit that switches the liquid-drying processing section to a liquid-drying processing-suppression state in which an intensity of drying processing is suppressed in comparison with that in a liquid-drying processing-performing state in which drying processing is performed on the medium, in a case in which the floating of the medium transported by the medium transport unit is detected by the medium floating detection unit.

US Pat. No. 10,336,067

LIQUID JET HEAD, LIQUID JET RECORDING DEVICE, AND LIQUID JET HEAD DRIVE METHOD

SII Printek Inc., Chiba-...

1. A liquid jet head comprising:a plurality of nozzles adapted to jet a liquid;
a piezoelectric actuator having a plurality of pressure chambers corresponding respectively to the nozzles and filled with the liquid, and adapted to vary a capacity of each of the pressure chambers; and
a control section adapted to apply a pulse signal to the piezoelectric actuator to thereby expand and contract the capacity of the pressure chamber so as to jet the liquid with which the pressure chamber is filled,
wherein the control section generates a drive waveform including a plurality of the pulse signals adapted to expand the capacity of the pressure chamber, and sets a single crest value of either of the pulse signals other than the pulse signal applied last to a different value from crest values of the other pulse signals in the drive waveform, the crest values of the other pulse signals being identical.

US Pat. No. 10,336,066

PRINTER AND CONTROL METHOD OF A PRINTER

Seiko Epson Corporation, ...

1. A printer comprising:a first printhead and a second printhead configured to eject ink to a print medium;
a conveyance mechanism configured to convey the print medium;
a camera configured to image the print medium;
a carriage configured to carry and move the first printhead, the second printhead, and the camera; and
a processor configured to
cause the first printhead to print a third mark,
cause the camera to image the third mark by the camera,
adjust deviation of at least driving the conveyance mechanism and the carriage based on a result of imaging the third mark,
cause the first printhead and the second printhead to print a first mark and a second mark, respectively,
cause the camera to image the first mark and the second mark, and
based on a result of imaging the first and second marks, adjust the ink ejection timing of the second printhead,
wherein the first printhead, the second printhead, and the camera are mounted on the carriage.

US Pat. No. 10,336,065

INKJET RECORDING APPARATUS CAPABLE OF CONFIRMING WITH USER WHETHER INK CHAMBERS HAVE BEEN REFILLED WITH INK

BROTHER KOGYO KABUSHIKI K...

1. An inkjet recording apparatus comprising:a tank having:
a plurality of ink chambers each configured to store ink therein; and
a plurality of inlets provided in one-to-one correspondence with the plurality of ink chambers, ink being injected into each of the plurality of ink chambers through corresponding one of the plurality of inlets;
a recording head configured to eject the ink stored in each of the plurality of ink chambers to record an image on a sheet;
a display configured to display a screen;
an operation interface configured to receive a plurality of operations inputted by a user, the plurality of operations including a first operation, a second operation and a third operation, the operation interface being further configured to output operation signals in response to receptions of the plurality of operations;
a memory configured to store:
threshold values, each of the threshold values being set for each of the plurality of ink chambers;
count values, each of the count values being set for each of the plurality of ink chambers and updated in a direction approaching corresponding one of the threshold values in accordance with ejection of the ink stored in corresponding one of the plurality of ink chambers from the recording head; and
the operation signals outputted from the operation interface,
a controller configured to control the recording head and the display, the controller being configured to:
perform an inquiry process in which a displaying and receiving process is repeatedly performed for each of the plurality of ink chambers, wherein, in the displaying and receiving process, an inquiry screen targeting each of the plurality of ink chambers and including an inquiry to the user as to whether ink has been injected into a target ink chamber is displayed on the display, and an operation is received, through the operation interface, in response to the inquiry, the operation received in the displaying and receiving process being one of the first operation and the second operation;
perform an operation determination process to determine whether all of the operations received in the inquiry process are the first operations;
perform, in response to the determination in the operation determination process that all of the operations received in the inquiry process are the first operations, a confirmation process to display a confirmation screen on the display and to receive one of the first operation and the third operation through the operation interface, the confirmation screen prompting the user to input the third operation to confirm that ink has been injected into all of the plurality of ink chambers; and
initialize, in response to the receipt of the third operation in the confirmation process, the count values for all of the plurality of ink chambers.

US Pat. No. 10,336,064

DETECT CIRCUITS FOR PRINT HEADS

HEWLETT-PACKARD DEVELOPME...

1. A print head comprising:a plurality of nozzles comprising respective heaters on the print head, each heater of the heaters to be driven by a respective firing pulse to form a bubble in a corresponding nozzle;
a first time repository on the print head to store a first time instant, and a second time repository on the print head to store a second time instant; and
a plurality of detect circuits provided onto the print head and coupled to corresponding nozzles of the plurality of nozzles,
wherein each respective detect circuit of the plurality of detect circuits is to detect a change in respective impedances for a respective nozzle at the first time instant and the second time instant, wherein the respective detect circuit comprises:
a first memory element to register a first test result obtained based on the impedance measured for the respective nozzle corresponding to the first time instant obtained from the first time repository; and
a second memory element to register a second test result obtained based on the impedance measured for the respective nozzle corresponding to the second time instant obtained from the second time repository, and
wherein the respective detect circuit is to indicate the respective nozzle to be functioning properly when the first test result has a first value and the second test result has a second value different from the first value.

US Pat. No. 10,336,063

LIQUID DISCHARGE APPARATUS, LIQUID DISCHARGE SYSTEM, AND LIQUID DISCHARGE METHOD

RICOH COMPANY, LTD., Tok...

1. A liquid discharge apparatus comprising:a plurality of heads disposed in a conveyance direction of a conveyed object to discharge liquids respectively onto the conveyed object;
at least one light source to irradiate the conveyed object with light having a high relative intensity in a range of wavelength in which a relative reflectance of the liquids is high, the light set to a frequency corresponding to a color spectrum off each of the liquids respectively discharged from the plurality of heads; and
a detector including at least one optical sensor configured to perform imaging of the conveyed object being irradiated by the at least one light source, to generate data,
the detector configured to generate a detection result based on the data, the detection result including at least one of a conveyance amount of the conveyed object and a conveyance speed of the conveyed object.

US Pat. No. 10,336,062

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PRECISION INKJET PRINTING

Board of Regents, The Uni...

1. A method for precision inkjet printing, comprising:determining an initial pressure waveform and an associated initial actuation parameter value;
based on the initial pressure waveform, actuating a print head to eject a lead droplet from a nozzle;
acquiring an image of the lead droplet;
processing the acquired image to estimate a volume of the lead droplet;
based on the estimated volume of the lead droplet and a target volume, determining an optimized pressure waveform that actuates the election of a subsequent droplet with the target volume; and
adjusting the initial actuation parameter value to an optimized actuation parameter value associated with the optimized pressure waveform by applying an automated tuning algorithm.

US Pat. No. 10,336,061

PRINTING APPARATUS, LIQUID ABSORBING APPARATUS, AND PRINTING METHOD

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A printing apparatus comprising:a transfer member configured to cyclically pass through a formation area of an ink image and a transfer area of the ink image;
a print unit configured to form the ink image on the transfer member by discharging ink to the transfer member in the formation area;
a transfer unit configured to transfer the ink image from the transfer member to a print medium;
a liquid absorption unit configured to absorb a liquid component from the ink image on the transfer member before the transfer by the transfer unit; and
a control unit,
wherein the liquid absorption unit includes:
a liquid absorbing member configured to absorb the liquid component;
a support unit configured to support the liquid absorbing member to be movable cyclically;
an applying unit arranged in a moving path of the liquid absorbing member and configured to apply a moisturizing liquid while contacting the liquid absorbing member; and
a supply unit configured to supply the moisturizing liquid to the applying unit, and
wherein the control unit controls a supply amount of the moisturizing liquid supplied to the applying unit by the supply unit.

US Pat. No. 10,336,060

COATING FOR AQUEOUS INKJET TRANSFER

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. An aqueous ink transfer process comprising:coating the surface of an image transfer member (ITM) with a coating composition to a first thickness, the coating composition including a hydrophilic composition and a surfactant;
partially drying the coating composition to a reduced second thickness;
applying aqueous ink onto the coating composition;
swelling the coating composition by absorbing water from the ink;
partially drying the ink; and
transferring the ink onto a substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,336,059

PRINTING METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR COATING SELECTED REGIONS OF A SUBSTRATE WITH A FILM

LANDA LABS (2012) LTD., ...

1. A method of printing a film onto selected regions of a surface of a substrate, which method comprises the steps of:a) providing a cyclically moveable transfer member having an imaging surface;
b) coating the imaging surface of the transfer member with individual particles formed of, or coated with, a thermoplastic polymer;
c) removing particles that are not in direct contact with the imaging surface, so as to leave a uniform monolayer particle coating on the imaging surface;
d) exposing selected regions of the coated imaging surface to radiation of sufficient power to render the particles tacky within the selected regions;
e) pressing at least a portion of the coated imaging surface and at least a corresponding portion of the substrate surface against one another, either during or after irradiation, to cause transfer to the surface of the substrate of only the particles that have been rendered tacky; and,
f) replenishing the monolayer of particles or portions thereof to produce uniform monolayer of particles on the imaging surface.

US Pat. No. 10,336,057

VARIABLE DATA MARKING DIRECT TO PRINT MEDIA

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. An apparatus for printing directly onto a smooth non-absorbent print substrate in a variable data lithography system, comprising:an imaging member having a rigid inflexible reimageable imaging member surface configured to receive a patterned latent image of dampening fluid thereon;
a latent image transfer subsystem including the imaging member and a backer, the latent image transfer subsystem configured to split a thinned layer of the patterned latent image of dampening fluid from the patterned latent image of dampening fluid and transfer the thinned layer of the patterned latent image of dampening fluid from the rigid inflexible reimageable imaging member surface to the smooth non-absorbent print substrate at a first nip in a print substrate media direction within the latent image transfer subsystem, the imaging member having an imaging roll with the rigid inflexible reimageable imaging member surface, the imaging roll configured to rotate along a longitudinal axis thereof in a first direction to transfer the thinned layer of the patterned latent image from the rigid inflexible reimageable imaging member surface directly onto the smooth non-absorbent print substrate;
an inker subsystem downstream of the imaging member in the media direction, the inker subsystem configured to apply ink from the inker subsystem directly to the smooth non-absorbent print substrate having the thinned layer of the patterned latent image of dampening fluid disposed thereon, the inker subsystem having an inker roll clear of contact with the imaging member, the inker roll configured to rotate along a longitudinal axis thereof in the first direction to transfer the ink directly to the smooth non-absorbent print substrate, the ink adhering to portions of the smooth non-absorbent print substrate absent the dampening fluid solution resulting in an inked image on the smooth non-absorbent print substrate; and
a vapor removal apparatus including a first vapor collection manifold adjacent the imaging roll at a first side of the first nip upstream the first nip in the first direction, the vapor removal device configured to remove dampening fluid vapor adjacent the imaging member prior to the first nip, the vapor removal apparatus further including a second vapor collection manifold adjacent the imaging roll downstream the first nip in the first direction, the second vapor collection manifold configured to reclaim dampening fluid vapor evaporated from the imaging member after transfer of the thinned layer of the patterned latent image of dampening fluid from the rigid inflexible reimageable imaging member surface to the smooth non-absorbent print substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,336,055

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FABRICATING THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECTS

Georgia Tech Research Cor...

1. A method of additive manufacturing comprising:slicing a digital model of a three-dimensional object into a slice having a slice cross section and a slice thickness;
generating a build cross section from a copy of the slice cross section, the build cross section having an associated build thickness corresponding to the slice thickness;
adding to the build cross section a conformal lattice around the copy of the slice cross section;
adding to the build cross section a break line in the conformal lattice from an edge of the copy of the slice cross section to an edge of the build cross section; and
curing a portion of a photosensitive medium corresponding to the build cross section to produce a layer of a three-dimensional object, the cured portion having a thickness corresponding to the build thickness, the cured portion comprising a physical representation of at least one copy of the slice cross section and a portion of the conformal lattice.

US Pat. No. 10,336,053

CONTROL APPARATUS FOR THREE DIMENSIONAL OBJECT FABRICATION APPARATUS, CONTROL METHOD FOR THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECT FABRICATION APPARATUS, AND THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECT FABRICATION SYSTEM

RICOH COMPANY, LTD., Tok...

1. A control method for controlling a three-dimensional object fabrication apparatus, the object fabrication apparatus including a storing unit configured to store powder; a supplying unit configured to supply the powder to the storing unit, in layer; and a discharge unit configured to discharge, onto the powder, a fabrication liquid for solidifying the powder, the control method comprising:controlling a total amount of the powder to be supplied from the supplying unit to the storing unit, to compensate for an amount of reduction in thickness of the layer after discharge of the fabrication liquid, based on fabrication data, indicating a shape of a three-dimensional object, and powder information, indicating a change in dimension of a layer of the powder due to permeation of the fabrication liquid, the controlling of the total amount of the powder to compensate for an amount of reduction in thickness of the layer after discharge of the fabrication liquid, including
calculating, based on the powder information, an actual thickness of the three-dimensional object, after reduction due to permeation of the fabrication liquid, and
adding a difference, between the thickness in design of the three-dimensional object and the actual thickness of the three-dimensional object, to the thickness in design of the three-dimensional object.

US Pat. No. 10,336,052

PHOTOCURABLE RESIN COMPOSITION FOR FORMING SUPPORT REGIONS

ISQUARED GmbH, Lengwil-O...

1. A photocurable resin composition for use in forming support regions when producing a photochemically fabricated 3D object by an inkjet method using a photocurable resin composition, wherein the photocurable resin composition, for forming said support regions, comprising, in proportions based on a total mass of the photocurable resin composition for forming said support regions each one of:(A) from 2 to 20 mass % of an N-hydroxyalkyl (meth)acrylamide (I) represented by the following general formula (I):

(where R1 represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group and R2 represents a C2-4 straight-chain or branched alkylene group);
(B) from 2 to 20 mass % of (meth)acryloyl morpholine (II) represented by the following formula (II):

(where R3 represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group);
(C) from 3 to 30 mass % of a (meth)acrylate compound containing at least one (meth)acryloyloxy group;
(D) from 40 to 90 mass % of a polyhydroxy compound having two or more hydroxyl groups; and
(E) from 0.1 to 5 mass % of a photo-radical polymerization initiator.

US Pat. No. 10,336,050

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR FABRICATING COMPONENTS

Thermwood Corporation, D...

1. An additive manufacturing method for fabricating a component having a surface substantially free of imperfections, the method comprising:providing a mold having a configuration corresponding to the component;
depositing a flowable material on at least one surface of the mold via a nozzle ahead of a roller to fabricate the component having the surface substantially free of imperfections; and
compressing the flowable material via the roller;
wherein the at least one surface includes a plurality of curves, and wherein the nozzle is configured for movement relative to the at least one surface such that a centerline of the nozzle remains perpendicular to a tangent plane for each curve of the plurality of curves, and wherein the roller rotates about the nozzle.

US Pat. No. 10,336,049

METHOD FOR FORMING A HEAT-REFLECTIVE BLANK AND CONTAINER

WestRock Shared Services,...

1. A method for forming a heat-reflective blank including a blank of sheet material and a thermal film patch coupled to the blank, said method comprising:transferring the blank from a hopper to a transport system, the transport system including a plurality of lugs spaced apart along a first conveyor;
spacing the blank from at least one adjacent blank in a non-overlying relationship along the first conveyor by contacting a trailing edge of the blank with one or more of the plurality of lugs, wherein the spacing exposes an interior surface of the blank including an interior surface of a panel configured to receive the thermal film patch;
transporting the blank using the transport system while the blank is subject to an applied force that maintains the blank in a planar configuration and in the non-overlying relationship;
applying glue to at least one of the blank and the thermal film patch;
positioning the thermal film patch to a predetermined location on the interior surface of the panel configured to receive the thermal film patch; and
applying the thermal film patch to the blank in the predetermined location on the interior surface of the panel to form the heat-reflective blank, the thermal film patch being adhered to the blank by the applied glue.

US Pat. No. 10,336,046

SELF-ADHERING TAPE COMPRISING MULTILAYERS OF POLYOLEFIN POLYMER MATERIALS AND METHOD

3M Innovative Properties ...

1. A self-adhering tape comprising:a polyolefin substrate layer having a first major surface and opposing major surface;
an adhesive layer disposed on the first major surface of the polyolefin substrate, an outer layer disposed on the opposing major surface of the polyolefin substrate, the outer layer and adhesive layer independently comprising a polymer comprising at least 50 wt-% of C2-C3 alkylene and at least 20 wt-% C4-C20 ?-olefin having a density less than 0.88 g/cc or 0.87 g/cc, wherein the adhesive layer and outer layer self-adheres such that the peel force to separate the adhesive layer from the outer layer ranges from 2 psi to 100 psi.

US Pat. No. 10,336,043

TRANSFER FILM, TRANSPARENT LAMINATE, METHOD FOR PRODUCING TRANSPARENT LAMINATE, CAPACITIVE INPUT DEVICE, AND IMAGE DISPLAY DEVICE

FUJIFILM Corporation, Mi...

1. A transfer film comprising:a temporary support;
a first curable transparent resin layer; and
a second curable transparent resin layer disposed adjacent to the first curable transparent resin layer in this order,
wherein the thickness of the first curable transparent resin layer is equal to or greater than 1 ?m,
the second curable transparent resin layer includes 5% by mass to 95% by mass of a metal oxide particle with respect to the solid content of the second curable transparent resin layer, and
the first curable transparent resin layer does not include the metal oxide particle, or includes less amount of the metal oxide particle than the second curable transparent resin layer.

US Pat. No. 10,336,042

COMPOSITION, SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR RIGIDITY TUNING WITH CONDUCTIVE THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMER

CARNEGIE MELLON UNIVERSIT...

1. A composite comprising:a conductive elastomer comprising an elastomer and a conductive filler,
wherein the conductive filler is disposed within the elastomer to provide electrical conductivity,
wherein the conductive elastomer exhibits a non-activated state at a first temperature and exhibits an activated state at a second temperature; and
an isolating elastomer sealing all surfaces of the conductive elastomer,
wherein the isolating elastomer is non-conductive.

US Pat. No. 10,336,037

GALVANIZED STEEL SHEET AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME

1. A galvanized steel sheet, comprising:a steel sheet; and
a galvanizing layer which is formed on a surface of the steel sheet,
wherein the steel sheet includes as a chemical component, by mass %,
C: more than 0.100% to 0.500%,
Si: 0.0001% to less than 0.20%,
Mn: more than 0.20% to 0.5%,
Al: 3.0% to 10.0%,
N: 0.0030% to 0.0100%,
Ti: more than 0.100% to 1.000%,
P: 0.00001% to 0.0200%,
S: 0.00001% to 0.0100%, and
a remainder including Fe and impurities,
wherein a sum of a C content and a Ti content satisfies 0.200 a product of an Al content and an Si content satisfies Al×Si?0.8,
the galvanizing layer is a hot-dip galvannealing layer and includes as a chemical component, by mass %,
Fe: 7% to 15%,
Ni: 0.05% to 1.0%,
Al: 0.15% to 2.0%, and
a remainder including Zn and impurities, and
the galvanized steel sheet has a specific gravity of 5.5 to less than 7.5,
a CTS of the galvanized steel sheet evaluated in accordance with JIS Z 3137 with a spot welding under welding conditions, which are adjusted such that a nugget diameter is 5×?t mm at a sheet thickness of t mm, is 5 kN or higher, and
TS×? is 30000 MPa ·% or more, in which TS is defined as a tensile strength of the galvanized steel sheet and ? is defined as a hole expansion ratio of the galvanized steel sheet.

US Pat. No. 10,336,034

CARRIER-ATTACHED METAL FOIL

FREESIA MACROSS CORPORATI...

1. A carrier-attached metal foil comprising:an entirely flat plate-shaped carrier;
an entirely flat metal foil laminated on at least one of surfaces of the carrier; and
a pressure-sensitive adhesive provided at least between the carrier and the metal foil and at a periphery of the carrier surrounding a central region of the carrier and a periphery of the metal foil surrounding a central region of the metal foil, the pressure-sensitive adhesive fixing the periphery of the carrier and the periphery of the metal foil to each other with the pressure-sensitive adhesive in direct contact with both the carrier and the metal foil,
wherein the pressure-sensitive adhesive is not provided in the central region of the carrier such that the central region of the carrier and the central region of the metal foil remain in non-adhesive contact to each other, and
wherein the carrier and the metal foil are to be cut off at portions within the central region of the carrier and the central region of the metal foil, and
wherein the periphery of the carrier and the periphery of the metal foil are: cut off from the central region of the carrier and the central region of the metal foil; removed; and not used as a product.

US Pat. No. 10,336,032

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A PRINTING MATERIAL AND A DIRECTLY PRINTED DECORATIVE PANEL

1. Method for producing a printing substrate for direct printing onto a decorative panel, comprising the steps of:a) providing a plate-shaped carrier;
b) applying a resin layer onto the plate-shaped carrier;
c) applying a paper or non-woven fabric layer onto the plate-shaped carrier to form a layered structure; and
d) calendering the resulting layered structure at a temperature between ?40° C. and ?250° C.;
e) after said calendering, applying to the layered structure a resin which comprises between ?0.5 wt.-% and ?85 wt.-% of a solid material having a mean grain diameter d50 between ?0.1 ?m and ?120 ?m; and
f) performing a drying step on the resin applied in step (e) in which a surface temperature of ?75° C. and ?125° C. is generated.

US Pat. No. 10,336,031

IN-PROCESS POLYURETHANE EDGE COATING OF LASER CUT POLYURETHANE LAMINATED FABRIC

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method of forming a cosmetic edge on a laminated fabric, the laminated fabric including a polymer layer and an attached fabric layer, the fabric layer including fibers, the method comprising:cutting an edge of the laminated fabric by directing a laser beam at the polymer layer and the attached fabric layer, wherein during the cutting:
the laser beam melts a portion of the polymer layer forming a pool of melted polymer material, wherein the pool of melted polymer material coats the fibers along the edge so as to prevent exposure of the fibers along the edge.

US Pat. No. 10,336,030

EMBOSSED AND HOT-MELT LAMINATED MULTILAYER COMPOSITE FILM

Profol Kunststoffe GmbH, ...

1. A multi-layered composite film, comprising at least the following immediately consecutive and mutually bonded layers A-B-C:A: on a visible side, a polymer layer comprising 1 to 100% by weight of extrudable thermoplastic polyurethane-containing polymer and/or ionomer;
B: a tie layer comprising one or more modified plastics for the tie;
C: on a substrate side, a decorative layer;
characterised in that the layered composite of the layers A and B is coextruded and hot-melt laminated with the decorative layer at a temperature above the fusion temperature of the layered composite, while simultaneously one or more patterns is/are plastically embossed on the visible side of the multi-layered composite film in the same step; and
characterised in that an embossing depth index IP is at least 6.0 once the multi-layered composite film has cooled to room temperature, and the embossing depth index IP is dimensionless and defined as follows (all values being in micrometers):
IP=RZ(visible side)×1000/(RZ(substrate side)×thickness(A-B-C)).

US Pat. No. 10,336,029

METHOD OF FASTENING AN OBJECT TO A CONSTRUCTION ELEMENT

WOODWELDING AG, Stanssta...

1. A method of fastening an object to a lightweight building element, the method comprising the steps of:providing the lightweight building element element, being a planar structure with a first cover layer, a second cover layer, and a middle layer between the first and second cover layers, wherein a material density in the first and second cover layers is larger than in the middle layer, the first and second cover layers defining a first and second cover layer plane;
providing the object, the object comprising a first contact surface with a thermoplastic material, a second contact surface with thermoplastic material, and a coupling-in surface for coupling energy into the object;
positioning the object relative to the lightweight building element to bring the first contact surface in contact with the first cover layer and the second contact surface with the second cover layer,
coupling mechanical energy into the object and pressing the object against the lightweight building element to move the object substantially parallel to the first and second cover layer planes and to cause thermoplastic material of the object to become liquefied and to be pressed into the first and second cover layers, until the first contact surface lies against an inside of the first cover layer and the second contact surface lies against an inside of the second cover layer; and
allowing the liquefied thermoplastic material to re-solidify, whereby the liquefied and re-solidified thermoplastic material pressed into the first and second cover layers anchors the object with respect to the lightweight building element.

US Pat. No. 10,336,028

WATERPROOF SHAPE-SHIFTING SURFACE

University of South Flori...

1. A fluid-blocking, shape-shifting surface, comprising:at least one unit cell including a plurality of layered, adjacent, overlapping compliant links;
said compliant links each including a shield component and a compliant flexure,
said shield component being a substantially flat plate including a first node therein,
said each compliant flexure including a plurality of links, a plurality of joints, and a second node, wherein said second node has a first position and a second position,
said first position and said second position of said second node being substantially within a line of action, such that said second node travels substantially linearly between said first and second positions,
said compliant links being joined together at said first and second nodes and being pivotal about said first and second nodes,
said shield components of said compliant links forming a contiguous line of sight barrier in said first position and in said second position;
a flexible fluid-blocking membrane disposed between at least two layers of said compliant links within said at least one unit cell, said flexible membrane structured to have similar kinematics as said at least one unit cell during manipulation of said at least one unit cell, said flexible membrane being a barrier to fluid flow normal to a surface of said flexible membrane; and
said flexible membrane including edge segments that are disposed at the edges of said at least one unit cell, corner segments that are disposed at the corners of said at least one unit cell, and a center segment that is disposed between said edge segments and said corner segments,
said edge segments permitting compression and expansion of said at least one unit cell, said corner segments permitting shearing of said at least one unit cell, and said center segment providing a contiguous surface, said corner segments further permitting acute and obtuse angles at each corner of said at least one unit cell.

US Pat. No. 10,336,027

HYDRAULIC FEEDER SYSTEM HAVING COMPRESSION STAGE WITH MULTI-CYLINDER HYDRAULIC CIRCUIT

ThermoChem Recovery Inter...

1. A hydraulic circuit (214) comprising:a controller (500);
a primary hydraulic fluid source (2000);
a platen (212) configured to selectively move along a forward compression direction (310) and a rearward non-compression direction (312);
first and second ancillary piston cylinder assemblies (140, 164), having respective first and second pistons (154, 178) operatively connected to the platen (212);
a third main piston cylinder assembly (189) having a third piston (202) operatively connected to the platen (212); and
a surge tank (1000) selectively placed in fluid communication with the third main piston cylinder assembly;
wherein:
in a first mode of operation,
hydraulic fluid is introduced under pressure from the primary hydraulic fluid source (2000) into the first and second ancillary piston cylinder assemblies (140, 164), thereby causing the first and second pistons (154, 178) to urge the platen (212) in the forward compression direction,
the surge tank (100) is in fluid communication with the third main piston cylinder assembly (189), and
hydraulic fluid is displaced from one space (192) of the third main piston cylinder assembly (189) and flows towards the surge tank (1000) while hydraulic fluid is displaced from the surge tank (1000) and flows toward a second space (194) of the third main piston cylinder assembly (189), such that the third piston (202) passively travels in the forward compression direction (310);
in a second mode of operation, hydraulic fluid is introduced under pressure from the primary hydraulic fluid source (2000) into the first and second ancillary piston cylinder assemblies (140, 164) and also into the third main piston cylinder assembly (189), thereby causing the first, second and third pistons (154, 178, 202) to collectively urge the platen (212) in the forward compression direction (310); and
in a third mode of operation, hydraulic fluid is introduced under pressure from the primary hydraulic fluid source (2000) into at least the first and second ancillary piston cylinder assemblies (140, 164), thereby causing at least the first and second pistons (154, 178) to urge the platen (212) in the rearward non-compression direction (312).

US Pat. No. 10,336,024

POLYVINYL ALCOHOL BASED POLARIZING FILM CONTAINING IODINE AND BORIC ACID

NITTO DENKO CORPORATION, ...

1. A polarizing film, comprising a polyvinyl alcohol-based resin film having a thickness of 7 ?m or less,wherein:
the polyvinyl alcohol-based resin film has an iodine concentration of 4.0 wt % to 6.0 wt %;
the polyvinyl alcohol-based resin film has a boric acid concentration of 17 wt % to 30 wt %; and
the polarizing film has a cross-linking index defined by the below-indicated equation of from 100 to 180:
(Cross-linking index) [(wt %)2]=(Iodine concentration in film) [wt %]×(Boric acid concentration in film) [wt %].