US Pat. No. 10,335,786

CARTRIDGE FOR PREPARING A SAMPLE FLUID CONTAINING CELLS FOR ANALYSIS

Pixcell Medical Technolog...

1. A cartridge configured for use in a blood analyzer, the cartridge comprising:a substantially rigid frame;
a flow path within the rigid frame;
at least one opening in the substantially rigid frame, the at least one opening defining at least one wall in the substantially rigid frame, the at least one opening being configured to align and stabilize a capillary tube through interaction between the at least one wall and at least one of the capillary tube or a sampler body holding the capillary tube; and
a two-part seal within the flow path, the two-part seal including a first portion configured to establish a seal about the capillary tube after the capillary tube is introduced into the flow path within the rigid frame, the two-part seal also including a second portion separate from the first portion, wherein the second portion is configured to temporarily obstruct flow through at least a portion of the flow path, and wherein the second portion is configured to open in response to a force exerted via the capillary tube after the capillary tube is introduced into the flow path within the rigid frame.

US Pat. No. 10,335,785

METHODS FOR THE ISOLATION, ACCUMULATION, CHARACTERIZATION AND/OR IDENTIFICATION OF MICROORGANISMS USING A FILTRATION AND SAMPLE TRANSFER DEVICE

bioMerieux, Inc., Durham...

1. An integrated filtration and sample transfer device comprising:a hollow elongated body having a first end that is capped with a filtration material, wherein said filtration material is a zeta charged membrane and is located adjacent to and extending from said first end in a convex shape, and a second end operable for providing fluid flow through the hollow elongated body; and
a cotton adsorbent filling the hollow elongated body at the first end and supporting the filtration material.

US Pat. No. 10,335,784

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DRIED FLUID SPOT ANALYSIS

DBS System SA, Gland (CH...

1. A fluid sampling device for sampling a biological sample on a dried spot sampling medium, the device comprising:a fluid channel having an inlet and an outlet, the inlet and the outlet arranged at different locations of the device, a dried fluid spot to be formed at the outlet, the fluid channel configured to induce a capillary action on a fluid moving from the inlet to the outlet; and
a cavity arranged at the location of the outlet of the device, the cavity configured to form a space between the outlet and the dried spot sampling medium when the dried spot sampling medium is placed onto the cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,335,783

MULTISTEP REACTION LATERAL FLOW CAPILLARY DEVICE

REALBIO TECHNOLOGIES, LTD...

1. A method of sequentially transferring liquids through a capillary flow matrix for analyte detection or analysis, the method comprising:a) providing a lateral flow capillary device comprising a capillary flow matrix having an upstream end and a downstream end defining a lateral flow direction, and at least two reservoirs positioned between the upstream end and the downstream end and spaced from each other in the lateral flow direction, each reservoir being in fluid communication with a respective liquid receiving zone of said capillary flow matrix and each reservoir comprising a hollow conduit terminating in a rim configured to press against the capillary flow matrix while the matrix is dry;
b) pressing the rim of the hollow conduit of each of the reservoirs against the capillary flow matrix;
c) adding a first liquid to a first reservoir of said at least two reservoirs so that said first liquid flows into said capillary flow matrix through said respective liquid receiving zone of the capillary flow matrix associated with the first reservoir; and
d) adding a second liquid to a second reservoir of said at least two reservoirs so that said second liquid flows into said capillary flow matrix through said respective liquid receiving zone associated with the second reservoir; wherein the pressing of the rim of the hollow conduit of each of the reservoirs against the capillary flow matrix is sufficient to constrain flow out of the liquid receiving zones in said lateral flow direction such that when liquid is simultaneously present in said reservoirs, a downstream reservoir of the at least two reservoirs is substantially emptied before liquid from an upstream reservoir of the at least two reservoirs passes the downstream reservoir.

US Pat. No. 10,335,781

NANOPIPETTE PROVIDED WITH MEMBRANE CONTAINING SATURATED ION-SENSITIVE MATERIAL, METHOD FOR PREPARING SAME, AND ION MEASURING APPARATUS COMPRISING SAME

KONKUK UNIVERSITY INDUSTR...

1. An ion-selective nanopipette comprising an ion selective membrane,wherein the ion selective membrane comprises a saturated ionophore, a polymer matrix, a plasticizer, and an anion repeller,
wherein the ion selective membrane is positioned in a lower conical shank (conical shank membrane collector) of the nanopipette, and
wherein the ion-selective nanopipette generates a current signal by ion exchange with an ion in a sample that is the same ion as that which saturates the ionophore, thereby enabling measurement of the selective ion.

US Pat. No. 10,335,780

METHOD FOR REGENERATING DENITRIFICATION CATALYST

THE CHUGOKU ELECTRIC POWE...

1. A method for regenerating an NOx removal catalyst, characterized in that the method comprises:mixing an abrasive with a gas in a mixing part connected to an upstream portion of an upstream fixing member, by the mediation of an upstream connecting member, wherein the upstream fixing member is connected to one end of a member to be ground which is formed of an NOx removal catalyst, the upstream fixing member includes an expanded part which has a cross-sectional area larger than that of the NOx removal catalyst and has a screen member having a predetermined sieve opening of #8 to #40 disposed in the expanded part on the NOx removal catalyst side, the upstream connecting member includes a flow path which has a cross-sectional area smaller than that of the expanded part,
transferring the abrasive which has been mixed with the gas from the mixing part, through suction by a dust-collecting part, to the upstream fixing member,
reducing the flow rate of the mixture of the gas and the abrasive in the expanded part, to thereby temporarily retain the mixture in the expanded part,
subsequently, causing the mixture to pass through through-holes of the NOx removal catalyst and a downstream fixing member, to thereby grind the inner walls of the through-holes, and
subsequently, collecting dust by the dust-collecting part via a classification part,
wherein the downstream fixing member is connected to the other end of the NOx removal catalyst, the downstream fixing member including a flow path which has a fixed cross-sectional area over a predetermined length from a fixing end of NOx removal catalyst, and
the classification part and the dust-collecting part are connected to a downstream portion of the downstream fixing member, by the mediation of a downstream connecting member connected to a connecting part which is located on the downstream portion of the downstream fixing member and has a cross-sectional area smaller than the fixed cross-sectional area of the downstream fixing member, the classification part being adapted to separate the abrasive which has passed through through-holes of the NOx removal catalyst from a ground matter generated through grinding by the abrasive, and the dust-collecting part being adapted to absorb the gas in the mixing part via the classification part, and
wherein the member to be ground comprises an NOx removal catalyst and a dummy cell having a separate body which does not belong to the NOx removal catalyst for regenerating and is disposed around the outer surface of the catalyst, and the dummy cell has through-holes where the mixture is to be passed.

US Pat. No. 10,335,775

MAGNETICALLY SEPARABLE IRON-BASED HETEROGENEOUS CATALYSTS FOR DEHYDROGENATION OF ALCOHOLS AND AMINES

1. An iron based nitrogen doped graphene catalyst comprising magnetically separable iron nanoparticles supported on a nitrogen doped graphene catalyst, wherein the iron nanoparticles have a diameter in the range of 10 to 50 nm and iron is present as Iron (III) oxide (Fe2O3), Iron (II/III) oxide (Fe3O4), Iron nitride (Fe3N) and Iron carbide (Fe3C, Fe7C3).

US Pat. No. 10,335,774

CARBONYLATION PROCESS AND CATALYST SYSTEM THEREFOR

Johnson Matthey Davy Tech...

1. A catalyst system for a liquid phase carbonylation reaction comprising:a homogeneous acid catalyst selected from sulphuric acid, triflic acid, sulfonic acids, alkyl phosphonic acids, phosphoric acid, and formic acid;
and,
a porous solid component.

US Pat. No. 10,335,770

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DIESEL OXIDATION CATALYSTS

Ford Global Technologies,...

18. A method of treating exhaust gas from an engine, the engine including a layered emissions control device (ECD), comprising:directing the exhaust gas at an inlet temperature to a first layer of the layered ECD positioned at an upstream side of the layered ECD, the first layer comprising a first oxidizing catalyst;
oxidizing a first portion of the exhaust gas by the first oxidizing catalyst within the first layer;
trapping a second portion of the exhaust gas within a second layer, the second layer including a hydrocarbon trapping material;
directing the exhaust gas from the first and second layers to a third layer, the third layer including a plurality of inner sublayers, each of the sublayers comprising base metal oxide (BMO) catalysts and having a BMO catalyst composition distinct from the other inner sublayers wherein a rate of NOx oxidation in each of the inner sublayers peaks at a different threshold temperature; and
oxidizing a third portion of the exhaust gas in the third layer, wherein the first portion comprises one or more of hydrocarbons, CO, and SO2, the second portion comprises hydrocarbons, and the third portion comprises NOx.

US Pat. No. 10,335,769

HONEYCOMB STRUCTURE

NGK Insulators, Ltd., Na...

1. A honeycomb structure comprising:a honeycomb structure body including porous partition walls defining a plurality of cells serving as fluid passages extending from an inflow end face to an outflow end face;
wherein a porosity of the porous partition walls is from 45 to 65%, an open frontal area of pores each having an equivalent circle diameter of 10 ?m or more among pores open on surfaces of the partition walls is from 20 to 50%, a pore density of pores having an equivalent circle diameter of 10 ?m or more among pores open on surfaces of the porous partition walls is from 200 to 1,000 pores/mm2, a median opening diameter of pores having an equivalent circle diameter of 10 ?m or more among pores open on surfaces of the porous partition walls is from 40 to 60 ?m, where the median opening diameter is a median value of the equivalent circle diameters, a circularity of pores having an equivalent circle diameter of 10 ?m or more among the pores open on the surfaces of the partition walls is from 1.8 to 4.0, and a wet area of the porous partition walls is 16,500 ?m2 or more.

US Pat. No. 10,335,768

SUPER ABSORBENT POLYMER

LG Chem, Ltd., (KR)

1. A super absorbent polymer comprising:a base layer comprising a first crosslinked polymer; and
a surface-crosslinked layer disposed on the base layer, the surface-crosslinked layer comprising a second crosslinked polymer,
wherein the first crosslinked polymer is prepared from a water-soluble ethylene-based unsaturated monomer having an acidic group, wherein at least a part of the acidic group is neutralized, and
wherein the second crosslinked polymer is prepared by crosslinking the first crosslinked polymer using a surface crosslinking agent,
wherein the super absorbent polymer has:
a centrifuge retention capacity (CRC) for a physiological saline solution (0.9 wt % aqueous sodium chloride solution) for 30 minutes, of 25 g/g or more,
an absorbency under pressure (AUP) for a physiological saline solution (0.9 wt % aqueous sodium chloride solution) under 0.7 psi for 1 hour, of 21 g/g or more,
a saline flow conductivity (SFC) for a physiological saline solution (0.685 wt % aqueous sodium chloride solution), of 30(·10?7cm3·s/g) or more, and
T-20 indicating the time required for absorbing 1 g of the super absorbent polymer to 20 g of 0.9 wt % sodium chloride and 0.01 wt % aqueous solution of alcohol ethoxylate having 12 to 14 carbon atoms, of 190 seconds or less, and
a free swell rate (FSR) of 0.20 g/g/s or more, when 1 g of the super absorbent polymer absorbs 20 g of a 0.9 wt % aqueous sodium chloride solution.

US Pat. No. 10,335,765

COMPLEX OF CARBON STRUCTURE AND COVALENT ORGANIC FRAMEWORK, PREPARATION METHOD THEREFOR, AND USE THEREOF

KOREA INSTITUTE OF INDUST...

1. A complex comprising a covalent organic framework (COF) synthesized on the surface of a carbon structure, wherein the carbon structure is a carbon nanotube.

US Pat. No. 10,335,764

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING PLASTERBOARDS

SAINT-GOBAIN PLACO, Sure...

1. A process for the manufacture of a plasterboard comprising activated carbon, said process comprising:preparing a main mixed batch comprising a foaming agent and devoid of activated carbon;
preparing a secondary mixed batch comprising powdered activated carbon;
providing a first facing sheet;
pouring the secondary mixed batch over the first facing sheet, said secondary mixed batch forming a first plaster layer;
pouring the main mixed batch over the first plaster layer, said main mixed batch forming a second plaster layer;
providing a second facing sheet on said first and second plaster layers; and
forming the plasterboard;wherein the secondary mixed batch has a greater density than the main mixed batch.

US Pat. No. 10,335,762

MID-TEMPERATURE RANGE DRY REGENERABLE SOLID CARBON DIOXIDE SORBENT, SLURRY COMPOSITION AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING THE SAME

KOREA ELECTRIC POWER CORP...

1. A mid-temperature range dry regenerable solid carbon dioxide (CO2) sorbent composition applicable for a fluidized bed sorption enhanced water gas shift (SEWGS) process, the mid-temperature range dry regenerable solid carbon dioxide (CO2) sorbent composition comprising:10 to 70 parts by weight of an active ingredient;
10 to 60 parts by weight of a support;
3 to 30 parts by weight of a reaction accelerator;
5 to 20 parts by weight of an inorganic binder; and
0.1 to 3 parts by weight of a viscosity modifier, based on the total weight of the mid-temperature range dry regenerable solid carbon dioxide (CO2) sorbent composition,
wherein the viscosity modifier is at least one selected from the group consisting of glucose and a melamine compound.

US Pat. No. 10,335,760

METHOD FOR REDUCING OR CONTROLLING WASTEWATER AND POLLUTANT FROM EMULSION POLYMERIZATION RESIN PRODUCTION

CHINESE RESEARCH ACADEMY ...

1. A method for reducing or controlling wastewater and pollutants from emulsion polymerization resin production, comprising the following step:(A) preventing or reducing adhesion of polymers to reactor walls;
wherein the step (A) is carried out by at least one of means selected from a group consisting of:
(1) adding a scraper mounted on a reactor stirring blade;
(2) employing a gate impeller and/or propeller agitator which can promote the mass and heat transfer of mixed liquid between the center and the walls of the reactor; and
(3) installing a baffle near the reactor walls to prevent the mixed liquid from swirling as a whole; and
further comprising at least one of the steps selected from the group consisting of:
(B) subjecting wastewater discharged from latex filter cleaning to demulsifying and degumming treatments;
(C) subjecting wastewater discharged from reactor cleaning to demulsifying and degumming treatments; and
(D) mixing wastewater discharged from latex filter cleaning and wastewater discharged from reactor cleaning, followed by demulsifying and degumming treatments; and
further comprising the step of:
(E) mixing the wastewater obtained from step (B), (C) or (D) with wastewater from condensation and drying treatments, followed by coagulation and dissolved air flotation treatments.

US Pat. No. 10,335,759

LOADING/UNLOADING OF PARTICULATES TO/FROM MICROCHANNEL REACTORS

Velocys, Inc., Plain Cit...

1. A method of increasing packing density of particulates loaded into a plurality of microchannels in microchannel apparatus, comprising:providing a microchannel apparatus comprising a plurality of microchannels that comprise particulates;
positioning a ultrasound-producing head at one end of the plurality of microchannels and placing the head in sonic contact with the plurality of microchannels; and,
applying ultrasonic energy to the plurality of microchannels from the ultrasound-producing head.

US Pat. No. 10,335,758

MICROCAPSULES HAVING DUAL REAGENTS FOR FORMING A SELF-HEALING MATERIAL SEPARATED BY THE CAPSULE WALL AND METHODS FOR MAKING SAME

Microtek Laboratories, IN...

1. A dual reagent mono-capsule rupturable under alkaline conditions comprising:a preformed capsule comprising a core composition encapsulated within a phenolic resin-containing polymer wall, the core composition comprising a carboxylic acid;
a surfactant connected to an exterior surface of the polymer wall; and
a mineral containing a metal attracted to the surfactant by a chemical electrostatic interaction;
wherein the phenolic resin-containing polymer wall ruptures upon exposure to alkaline conditions over a period of time and, upon rupture of the polymer wall, the carboxylic acid and the mineral containing the metal chemically react with one another to form a reaction product.

US Pat. No. 10,335,757

PROCESS FOR MAKING ENVIRONMENTAL REACTANT(S)

Specialty Earth Sciences,...

1. A process for making coated reduced sized oxidant particles consisting essentially of the steps of:heating a mill;
feeding a coating material and oxidant particles into said heated mill, said coating material having a characteristic selected from the group consisting of substantially oleophilic, hydrophobic, siliphilic, hydrocarbon soluble, and combinations thereof;
milling the oxidant particles with said coating material and thereby reducing the particle size of said oxidant particles and coating a substantial portion of each of said reduced size oxidant particles with said coating material, providing the coated reduced sized oxidant particles; and
wherein said mill is maintained at a temperature above a melting point of said coating material.

US Pat. No. 10,335,756

APPARATUS FOR INTRODUCTION OF DROPLETS INTO A REACTOR

BASF SE, Ludwigshafen (D...

1. A reactor with an apparatus for introduction of droplets into a reactor (1), comprising a holder (31) for at least one dropletizer unit (61), where the dropletizer unit (61) has a feed (65) for a liquid to be dropletized and a dropletizer plate (67) and the dropletizer plate (67) has holes (69) through which a liquid to be dropletized is introduced into the reactor (1), where the holder (31) for the at least one dropletizer unit (61) can be pushed into the reactor (1) or pulled out of the reactor (1) through an opening (37) in the shell of the reactor (1), wherein at least one rail (45) is accommodated within the reactor (1) and is used to guide the holder (31) for the at least one dropletizer unit (61) along it.

US Pat. No. 10,335,755

PRESSURIZED TAYLOR VORTEX REACTOR

U.S. Department of Energy...

1. A reaction apparatus for mixing at least two reactants comprising:a reactor having a chamber, a stirring shaft, and an outlet port, the chamber having a hollow space, an axis x, and a predetermined pressure wherein the predetermined pressure is at least approximately 1 bar, the chamber receiving the at least two reactants;
the stirring shaft rotatably mounted in the hollow space such that the stirring shaft rotates around the axis x, creating a Taylor vortex flow, thereby forming a reaction product;
a depressurizer, the depressurizer fluidly connected to the outlet port, the depressurizer configured to depressurize the reaction product, a storage tank connected to the depressurizer.

US Pat. No. 10,335,754

NOZZLE FOR PRODUCING MICROPARTICLES

1. A nozzle for producing microparticles, comprising:a nozzle body including a first end and a second end opposite to the first end, with the nozzle body further including a through-hole, an oscillating device, and an amplifying portion, with the oscillating device connected to the amplifying portion, with the amplifying portion located between the first end and the second end, with the through-hole extending from the first end of the nozzle body through the amplifying portion and extending through the second end of the nozzle body; and
a tube assembly mounted in the through-hole, with the tube assembly including a first tube and a second tube surrounded by the first tube, with a first fluid passageway defined between the first tube and the second tube, with a second fluid passageway defined in the second tube and surrounded by the first fluid passageway, with the first fluid passageway and the second fluid passageway configured to respectively permit two fluids to flow from the first end toward the second end of the nozzle body, with the first tube including a first end forming a first filling port intercommunicated with the first fluid passageway and a second end forming a plurality of first outlet ports intercommunicated with the first fluid passageway, with the second tube including a first end forming a second filling port intercommunicated with the second fluid passageway and a second end forming a second outlet port intercommunicated with the second fluid passageway, with the second end of the second tube being located intermediate the first and second ends of the first tube, with a formation space defined between the second outlet port and the plurality of first outlet ports, with the formation space intercommunicating with the first and second fluid passageways and located intermediate the second outlet port and the plurality of first outlet ports, and with the first tube including a end formed by a sleeve having the plurality of first outlet ports.

US Pat. No. 10,335,753

FLUID MIXER ASSEMBLY

WATERS TECHNOLOGIES CORPO...

1. A chromatographic system comprising:a) a first solvent tank containing a first solvent;
b) a second solvent tank containing a second solvent;
c) a first pump for drawing the first solvent from the first solvent tank and conditioning the first solvent to have a desired flow velocity;
d) a second pump for drawing the second solvent from the second solvent tank and conditioning the second solvent to have a desired flow velocity; and
e) a mixer assembly including:
i. a housing having opposed upstream and downstream end portions, the upstream end portion including a fluid receiving section, the downstream end portion including a fluid discharge section having a fluid outlet formed therein, the mixer housing defining a central bore which extends axially between the fluid receiving section and fluid discharge section;
ii. an inlet fitting engaged with the upstream end portion of the housing and having first and second fluid inlet ports formed therein that extend from the fitting exterior to the fluid receiving section of the housing; and
iii. a mixer cartridge assembly disposed within the central bore of the housing and positioned between the inlet fitting and the downstream end portion of the housing, the mixer cartridge assembly including:
a body portion that defines a central mixing chamber and a discharge port, the central mixing chamber communicating with the fluid receiving section of the housing and the discharge port extending from the mixing chamber to the fluid outlet formed in the housing;
a plurality of spheres disposed within the mixing chamber for facilitating the mixing of fluids received therein; and
a mechanism for retaining the spheres within the mixing chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,335,752

POURING SHIELD FOR A STAND MIXER

Whirlpool Corporation, B...

1. A pouring shield, comprising;an upper collar having an upwardly extending circular mounting boss surrounding a round mounting aperture, wherein the upper collar includes round inner and outer surfaces disposed on opposite sides of the circular mounting boss;
a body portion extending outwardly from the outer surface of the upper collar, the body portion including a fully circular outer perimeter and an opening disposed therethrough, wherein the opening of the body portion opens into the mounting aperture of the upper collar;
a pouring trough disposed over the opening and having one or more sidewalls upwardly extending from the body portion; and
a seal member coupled to and extending downwardly from an underside of the outer perimeter of the body portion.

US Pat. No. 10,335,751

BIOREACTOR WITH IMPELLER ASSEMBLY

Life Technologies Corpora...

1. A bioreactor, comprising:a flexible container;
an impeller assembly having a polygonal interior, the impeller assembly being coupled to the flexible container;
at least one mixing element removably disposed on the impeller assembly, the impeller assembly extending entirely through an opening of the mixing element; and
a drive shaft having a polygonal cross-section adapted to engage the polygonal interior of the impeller assembly and facilitate rotational movement of the impeller assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,335,749

MECHANICAL SYSTEM THAT FLUIDIZES, MIXES, COATS, DRIES, COMBINES, CHEMICALLY REACTS, AND SEGREGATES MATERIALS

Resodyn Corporation, But...

1. A method for mixing a plurality of materials, the method comprising:generating a fluidized bed in a mixing vessel by oscillating, using a vibratory mixer, an entirety of the mixing vessel in a substantially linear direction perpendicular to a top surface of the fluidized bed, the fluidized bed comprising a first material;
introducing a second material by a sprayer including at least one spray nozzle into the mixing vessel onto the fluidized bed; and
controlling a pressure within the mixing vessel by a pressure control mechanism.

US Pat. No. 10,335,741

METHOD FOR PREPARING THE NETWORK-PORE POLYVINYLIDENE FLUORIDE MEMBRANE BASED ON POLYVINYL ALCOHOL GEL

JIANGSU KAIMI MEMBRANE TE...

1. A method for preparing the network-pore polyvinylidene fluoride membrane comprising:(1) preparing a polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) solution by heating and stirring a mixture under 105 degree Celsius, wherein the mixture comprises a PVA, a masking agent, and a solvent, wherein the PVA has a polymerization degree of 300-2400 and an alcoholysis degree of 70%-100%, and wherein the masking agent is selected from the group consisting of lithium perchlorate, lithium chloride, lithium nitrate, zinc chloride, calcium chloride, and mixtures thereof;
(2) adding a polyvinylidene fluoride (PVDF) and a pore-forming agent to the PVA solution, stirring and heating the PVA solution under 80 degree Celsius to obtain a casting solution;
(3) filtering and deaerating the casting solution; coating the casting solution on a smooth clean glass plate to form a film having a thickness of 250 ?m at a temperature of 20-40 degree Celsius and a humidity of 40-70%; drying the film in air for 10-45 s; placing the film in a gel bath at 20-50 degree Celsius to phase-separate and solidify the film to form a membrane A;
(4) treating the membrane A in a post-treatment process to remove PVA gel from the membrane A to obtain membrane B; and
(5) washing the membrane B with water to obtain the PVDF membrane,
wherein the casting solution comprises, based on mass percentage, 0.5-5% of the PVA, 1-8% of the masking agent, 10-30% of the PVDF, 1-10% of the pore-forming agent, and the solvent being the balance of the casting solution.

US Pat. No. 10,335,738

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR DETECTING TIME-BOMB MALWARE

FireEye, Inc., Milpitas,...

1. A system adapted with one or more processors and a non-transitory storage medium communicatively coupled to the one or more processors that are configured to instantiate a virtual machine that is adapted to receive content and process the received content, the system comprising:analysis logic configured to monitor one or more events representing operations within the virtual machine to delay further processing of the received content and adjust an operating parameter or parameters each associated with a corresponding event of the one or more events, the operating parameter or parameters track any combination of (i) a number of Sleep request messages initiated during processing of the received content by the virtual machine, or (ii) a cumulative Sleep time requested during processing of the received content by the virtual machine, or (iii) a number of calls initiated during processing of the received content by the virtual machine;
comparison logic to compare the operating parameter or parameters to a threshold associated with the corresponding event, wherein the received content is classified as including delay-activated malware upon detecting that a value of the operating parameter or parameters exceed the threshold associated with the corresponding event; and
a reporting module that, in response to classifying the received content as including delay-activated malware, issues an alert message for transmission from the system.

US Pat. No. 10,335,737

FILTRATION ASSEMBLY INCLUDING SPIRAL WOUND BIOREACTORS AND MEMBRANE MODULES POSITIONED IN SEPARATE PRESSURE VESSELS

DOW GLOBAL TECHNOLOGIES L...

1. A filtration assembly (86) comprising:i) a hyperfiltration assembly (38) comprising:
a) a high pressure vessel (40) comprising a feed port (42), concentrate port (43) and permeate port (44);
b) a plurality of serially arranged spiral wound hyperfiltration membrane modules (2) located within the high pressure vessel (40) and each comprising at least one membrane envelop wound (4) around a permeate tube (8) forming a permeate pathway to the permeate port (44);
ii) a bioreactor assembly (72) comprising:
a) a low pressure vessel (73) comprising a first (80) and second (82) port,
b) a plurality of spiral wound bioreactors (52) located within the low pressure vessel (73) with each bioreactor comprising a flat sheet (54) having two opposing bio-growth surfaces (56, 56?) and a feed spacer (58) spirally wound about an axis (Y) to form a cylindrical outer periphery extending along axis (Y) from a first end (60) to a second end (62) with an inlet scroll face (64) located near the first end (60) and an outlet scroll face (66) located near the second end (62) and center conduit (70), wherein the conduit (70) is in fluid communication with the flat sheet and feed spacer only through the inlet or outlet scroll faces (64, 66), wherein the center conduits (70) of the bioreactors (52) are in fluid communication with each other and the second port (82); and
iii) a fluid flow pathway adapted for fluid connection with a fluid feed source (88) and passing:
a) into the first port (80) of the low pressure vessel (73), through the inlets of the scroll faces (64) and out of the outlet scroll faces (66) of the bioreactors (52), through the center conduits (70) and out the second port (82) of the low pressure vessel (73), and
b) into the feed port (42) of the high pressure vessel (40), through the spiral wound hyperfiltration membrane modules (2) and out of the concentrate port (43) and permeate port (44).

US Pat. No. 10,335,734

GAS SEPARATION PROCESS

Fujifilm Manufacturing Eu...

1. A process for separating a feed gas comprising CO2 and non-polar gases into a gas mixture enriched in CO2 and a gas mixture depleted in CO2, the process comprising passing the feed gas through a gas separation unit comprising at least two gas-separation modules in order of decreasing selectivity for the CO2, wherein (i) the feed gas entering the gas separation unit comprises 1 to 35 mol % of CO2; (ii) each gas-separation module comprises a gas separation membrane; (iii) the feed gas is passed through a first set of gas-separation modules and then through a second set of gas-separation modules, wherein each of the gas-separation modules in the second set of gas-separation modules has a lower CO2 selectivity than all of the gas-separation modules in the first set of gas-separation modules; and (iv) all of the gas-separation modules in the second set of gas-separation modules comprise gas separation membranes having an ?CO2/CH4 selectivity of 5 to 25 and all of the gas-separation modules in the first set of gas-separation modules comprise gas separation membranes having an ?CO2/CH4 selectivity of 20 to 50.

US Pat. No. 10,335,731

FILTER DEVICE FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE

DR. ING. H.C. F. PORSCHE ...

1. A filter device for a motor vehicle, comprising:a housing having a receiving space disposed therein;
a partition dividing the receiving space into a first chamber, a second chamber, and a flow transfer chamber;
an adsorption medium disposed in the first chamber;
a further adsorption medium disposed in the second chamber; and
a barrier formed in the receiving space at an interface between the flow transfer chamber and one of the first chamber or the second chamber,
wherein a first flow path of a loading flow and a second flow path of a purging flow extend, in a horizontal direction, between a first inflow opening of the filter device and an outflow opening of the filter device via the receiving space,
wherein the first and the second flow include, in a series connection, the first chamber and the second chamber;
wherein the flow transfer chamber connects, in the series connection, the first chamber and the second chamber,
wherein the flow transfer chamber is disposed at an end of the housing opposite an end of the housing at which the first inflow opening and the outflow opening are disposed, and
wherein the barrier formed in the receiving space is configured to divert the loading flow and/or the purging flow in a vertical direction.

US Pat. No. 10,335,730

FILTER ELEMENTS; AIR CLEANER; ASSEMBLY; AND, METHODS

Donaldson Company, Inc., ...

1. An air filter cartridge comprising:(a) a z-filter media pack comprising fluted media secured to facing media, the media pack having an inlet flow face, an outlet flow face, an axial length between the inlet flow face and the outlet flow face, and flutes extending along the axial length from the inlet flow face to the outlet flow face, wherein:
(i) the media is closed to flow of unfiltered air therethrough from the inlet flow face to the outlet flow face; and
(ii) the z-filter media pack has a non-circular cross section taken perpendicularly to a direction of extension of the flutes;
(b) an outer sidewall circumscribing the media pack, wherein the media pack is secured within the outer sidewall;
(c) a seal support circumscribing the media pack and located between the media pack inlet flow face and the media pack outlet flow face, the seal support extending in a radial direction away from the media pack; and
(d) a housing seal member molded to the seal support and circumscribing the media pack at a location between the media pack inlet flow face and the media pack outlet flow face, wherein the housing seal member is molded in place to the seal support and secures the seal support around the z-filter media pack, and wherein the housing seal member is constructed to provide an axial seal when in sealing engagement with an air cleaner housing.

US Pat. No. 10,335,729

STRUCTURAL SUPPORT FOR AIR FILTER

AMERICAN AIR FILTER COMPA...

1. A filter apparatus comprising:a filter media having a plurality of pleats, said plurality of pleats having a plurality of pleat tips each defined by a pair of sloping side surfaces along a front face and a rear face of said filter media;
an outer peripheral frame receiving said filter media;
one or more elongated first support strips on said front face of said filter media and transversely orientated to said plurality of pleats;
one or more elongated second support strips on said rear face of said filter media and transversely orientated to said plurality of pleats, at least one of said second support strips includes an elongated center flap and opposing first and second folding lateral flaps, wherein said first folding lateral flap extends from said center flap along a first folding edge and said second folding lateral flap extends from said center flap along a second folding edge, wherein at least a portion of each one of said first folding lateral flap, said second folding lateral flap, and said center flap is substantially planar when in an overlapping engagement with each other; and
at least one of said first support strips on said front face at least partially overlaps at least one of said second support strips on said rear face.

US Pat. No. 10,335,728

FILTER MEDIUM FOR AIR FILTER, FILTER PACK, AND AIR FILTER UNIT

DAIKIN INDUSTRIES, LTD., ...

1. A filter medium for an air filter, comprising:a main collection layer, having:
a filing rate of 5% to 15%;
a thickness of 0.35 mm to 0.70 mm; and
a peak at less than 1.0 ?m, and a peak at 1.0 ?m or greater in a fiber diameter distribution,
the main collection layer, including:
fibers having a small fiber diameter of less than 1.0 ?m, with an average fiber diameter of 0.1 ?m to less than 0.8 ?m; and
fibers having a large fiber diameter of 1.0 ?m or greater, with an average fiber diameter of 1.2 ?m to less than 3.0 ?m,
with a volume ratio of the fibers having the small fiber diameter to the fibers having the large fiber diameter, that is, the fibers having the small fiber diameter: the fibers having the large fiber diameter, being from 30:70 to 80:20, and
the filter medium for an air filter having a tensile elongation of 10% or greater.

US Pat. No. 10,335,639

THREADED TREE STEP TOOL

1. An installation tool for a threaded tree step having a lever portion and a platform portion, the tool being operable by a user using only one hand when installing the tree step into a tree trunk, the tool comprising:a main body having a handle for the user to grip the tool;
the main body having an interior cylindrical cavity for inserting the platform portion of the tree step, wherein the lever portion of the tree step is perpendicular to the tool;
the main body having a beveled interior cavity for holding an off-axis portion of the platform portion of the tree step, wherein a surface of the beveled interior cavity pressing against the off-axis portion keeps the platform portion of the tree step from sliding out of the tool; and
the main body having a slot-and-lock system comprising two slots for inserting the platform portion of the tree step through the slots and securing the lever portion of the tree step against one of the slots using a groove cut into the main body, wherein the lever portion of the tree step is parallel to the tool.

US Pat. No. 10,335,628

ROLLING DUMBELLS

1. An exercise device comprising:a threaded rod, a first nut, and a second nut;
wherein the threaded rod, the first nut, and the second nut attaches a first wheel and a second wheel to a grip;
wherein the first wheel comprises a first weighted wheel, a first ball bearing, and a first threaded center;
wherein the second wheel comprises a second weighted wheel, a second ball bearing, and a second threaded center;
wherein the first threaded center is further defined with a first interior screw thread, a first center axis, and a first inner diameter;
wherein the second threaded center is further defined with a second interior screw thread, a second center axis, and a second inner diameter;
wherein the grip is further defined with a first end and a second end;
wherein the first wheel and the second wheel are identical;
wherein the first weighted wheel is a disk shaped structure;
wherein the first ball bearing is coaxially installed in the first weighted wheel such that the center axes of the first ball bearing and the first weighted wheel are aligned;
wherein the first threaded center is a cylindrically shaped negative space that is formed in a coaxial manner through the first ball bearing;
wherein the first interior screw thread is an interior screw thread that is formed on the interior surface of the first threaded center;
wherein the second weighted wheel is a disk shaped structure;
wherein the second ball bearing is coaxially installed in the second weighted wheel such that the center axes of the second ball bearing and the second weighted wheel are aligned;
wherein the second threaded center is a cylindrically shaped negative space that is formed in a coaxial manner through the second ball bearing;
wherein the second interior screw thread is an interior screw thread that is formed on the interior surface of the second threaded center;
wherein the threaded rod forms a plurality of threaded connections with the first nut, the first threaded center, the third axial aperture of the grip, the second threaded center, and the second nut;
wherein the threaded rod is a cylindrical structure upon which the first wheel, the second wheel, and the grip are attached;
wherein the threaded rod comprises a cylindrical shaft, a first exterior screw thread, a first outer diameter, and a seventh center axis;
wherein the cylindrical shaft is a rod;
wherein the first exterior screw thread is an exterior screw thread that is formed on the exterior face of the cylindrical shaft;
wherein the first outer diameter refers to the outer diameter of the cylindrical shaft;
wherein the seventh center axis refers to the center axis of the cylindrical shaft;
wherein the span of the first inner diameter of the first threaded center is greater than the span of the first outer diameter of the threaded rod such that the threaded rod is inserted into the first threaded center;
wherein the span of the second inner diameter of the second threaded center is greater than the span of the first outer diameter of the threaded rod such that the threaded rod is inserted into the second threaded center;
wherein the first interior screw thread is sized to match the first exterior screw thread of the threaded rod such that the threaded rod is screwed through the first interior screw thread;
wherein the second interior screw thread is sized to match the first exterior screw thread of the threaded rod such that the threaded rod is screwed through the second interior screw thread;
wherein the grip is a cylindrical object;
wherein the grip further comprises a third axial aperture;
wherein the third axial aperture is a cylindrically shaped negative space that is formed in a coaxial manner through the grip from the first end to the second end;
wherein the third axial aperture comprises a third interior screw thread, a third center axis, and a third inner diameter;
wherein the third center axis of the third axial aperture is aligned with the center axis of the grip;
wherein the third interior screw thread is an interior screw thread that is formed on the interior surface of the third axial aperture;
wherein the third center axis is the center axis of the third axial aperture.

US Pat. No. 10,335,614

DEVICES AND TECHNIQUES FOR CUTTING AND COAGULATING TISSUE

Ethicon LLC, Guaynabo, P...

1. A method of driving an end effector coupled to an ultrasonic drive system of a surgical instrument, the method comprising:generating by a generator at least one electrical signal;
monitoring the at least one electrical signal against a first set of logic conditions;
triggering a first response of the generator when the first set of logic conditions is met;
determining from the at least one electrical signal a parameter associated with the surgical instrument,
wherein the determined parameter is indicative of a temperature change of the end effector; and
monitoring impedance of a transducer of the ultrasonic drive system in a dwells region during pulsed activation.

US Pat. No. 10,335,598

ELECTRICAL STIMULATION DEVICE HAVING REMOTE ACCESS

Boston Scientific Scimed,...

1. An electrical stimulation device configured to perform a stimulation therapy on a patient, the device comprising:an interface configured to exchange information with a user of the device, the interface including a card reader, the card reader configured to read a code from a key card issued to the patient;
a controller configured to access, over a network, a stimulation program stored remotely on a server, the device being communicatively coupled to the server via the network, the controller configured to enable remote execution of the stimulation program in response to the code being validated, the controller configured to execute the stimulation program based on a subscription including at least an authorization code, the controller being configured to determine whether the subscription is active;
at least one electrode lead including one or more electrodes, the one or more electrodes configured to stimulate a tibial nerve;
a stimulation circuit configured to generate electrical stimulation pulses and deliver the electrical stimulation pulses to the one or more electrodes in response to the remote execution of the stimulation program; and
a communication circuit configured to communicate with the server over the network, the communication circuit configured to transmit, over the network, therapy data about the stimulation therapy to the server for storage thereon.
US Pat. No. 10,335,398

BIOADHESIVE COMPOSITIONS FOR INTRANASAL ADMINISTRATION OF GRANISETRON

MAXINASE LIFE SCIENCES LI...

1. An intranasal pharmaceutical composition, comprising (a) granisetron or a pharmaceutical salt, and (b) at least one aqueous vehicle polymer that is selected from the group consisting of a rheology-changeable polymer, a bioadhesive polymer, and a combination thereof,wherein said rheology-changeable polymer is selected from the group consisting of a pH-sensitive polymer, a temperature-sensitive polymer, an ion-sensitive polymer, and a combination thereof; said bioadhesive polymer is hypromellose; and said composition contains 1 to 50 mg/mL hypromellose.
US Pat. No. 10,337,073

MICRORNA POLYMORPHISMS CONFERRING ENHANCED DROUGHT TOLERANCE IN A PLANT

Syngenta Participations A...

1. A method of producing a maize plant using marker-assisted breeding, wherein said maize plant exhibits increased grain yield at standard moisture percentage, the method comprising the steps of:(a) crossing a first maize plant or a progeny thereof with a second maize plant, wherein said first maize plant or progeny thereof has been selected for said crossing based on the presence of
(a1) at least one polymorphism within a marker locus of its genome, wherein said marker locus is associated with increased grain yield at standard moisture percentage and wherein said marker locus is SEQ ID NO: 84 and
(a2) at least one single nucleotide polymorphism located at a nucleotide corresponding to a position selected from the group consisting of:
(i) position 444 of SEQ ID NO: 69, wherein the nucleotide is a C, and
(ii) position 500 of SEQ ID NO: 69, wherein the nucleotide is a C;
(b) producing a progeny plant population from the cross of (a);
(c) selecting a progeny plant from the progeny plant population of (b) based on genotyping the progeny plant's genomic DNA and selecting a progeny plant having the at least one polymorphism of (a1) and the at least one polymorphism of (a2) said marker locus; and
(d) producing a maize plant using marker-assisted breeding wherein said maize plant exhibits increased grain yield at standard moisture percentage.