US Pat. No. 10,335,827

ULTRASONIC TRANSDUCER DEVICE WITH THROUGH-SUBSTRATE VIA

TEXAS INSTRUMENTS INCORPO...

1. A transducer device, comprising:a substrate having a first side and a second side opposite the first side;
a transducer cell, including:
a dielectric layer over the first side of the substrate, the dielectric layer having a first region and a second region thinner than and laterally surrounded by the first region to define a cavity;
a membrane layer enclosing the cavity and including a movable membrane over the second region of the dielectric layer; and
a through-substrate via (TSV) penetrating the substrate, the dielectric layer, and the membrane layer.

US Pat. No. 10,335,825

PAINT ROLLER

1. A paint roller sleeve assembly, comprising:(a) a hollow cylindrical core in the form of a resiliently compressible tube having a length and a cylindrical tube wall, the cylindrical tube wall defining a continuous slit extending longitudinally over all of said length, and the cylindrical core being free from structures extending inwardly from the wall;
(b) a flexible tubular outer cover surrounding the cylindrical core and kept tight thereon by elastic expansive force exerted outwardly by the cylindrical core, the outer cover having a flexible paint-carrying pile layer and a flexible backing layer;
(c) the thus assembled cylindrical core and flexible tubular outer cover defining an unobstructed cylindrical interior space and being configured so that the assembled cylindrical core and flexible tubular outer cover can be mounted on a conventional sleeve support portion of a conventional paint roller handle, in place of a conventional paint roller sleeve; and
(d) wherein the cylindrical core is sufficiently elastic to be resiliently and temporarily reduced in diameter by a great enough distance to relax outward pressure of the cylindrical core against an interior of the flexible tubular outer cover and thus to enable the outer cover to be slid longitudinally along and removed from the cylindrical core and similarly to be replaced onto the cylindrical core without damage to the flexible tubular outer cover when the paint roller sleeve assembly is separate and apart from and not mounted on a sleeve support portion of a paint roller handle.

US Pat. No. 10,335,822

SHOWERHEAD DIRECTIONAL CONTROL APPARATUS

1. A showerhead directional control apparatus for use by physically challenged individuals while seated on a shower or tub seat comprising:a mounting section including a coupling for operably connecting the mounting section to a showerhead assembly,
a handle section pivotally connected to the mounting section, the handle section being pivotable with respect to the mounting section between a nonuse position and at least one use position in which the angle of the showerhead upon a water supply pipe can be varied by a shower occupant seated upon the shower or tub seat by exerting a lateral or up and down force upon the handle section,
the pivot of the handle section to the mounting section being through a horizontal pivot enabling the handle section to be moved into said nonuse position out of the way of a shower occupant using the shower in a stand-up shower mode, and
a rod member mounted within a channel in the handle section and being slidable within the channel such that an end of the rod member can extend out of an end of the channel into a corresponding recess in the mounting section in order to secure the handle section against pivoting with respect to the mounting section.

US Pat. No. 10,335,821

ACCESSIBLE HOUSING DEVICE

1. A pop up sprinkler housing for seating over a pop up sprinkler assembly, said housing comprising:a housing body having a sidewall with a top rim and a bottom rim, said bottom rim including openings extending upwardly from said bottom rim a distance such that said housing body can be seated over and straddle at least one water feed line located in said openings; said housing having an interior cavity that a human can reach into said housing and access a sprinkler located therein, without having to dig up the ground around the sprinkler;
a removable housing cover at the top of said housing, said housing cover having a perimeter sidewall having spaced top and bottom rims; said housing cover defining an opening and including a plurality of separate resiliently flexible fingers projecting inwardly from said sidewall in a plane located between said top and bottom rims; said perimeter sidewall above said fingers comprising a retainer lip for a safety cover, and said perimeter sidewall below said fingers defining a bottom lip for embracing said top rim of said housing; said resilient fingers extending inwardly to inner ends spaced from one another and leaving an opening between said inner ends of said fingers which is smaller than a circumferential dimension of the sprinkler assembly for which said housing is intended to be used, such that when said housing is seated over an upright pop up sprinkler assembly, said fingers engage, flex out of the way and resiliently press against the upright sprinkler assembly, whereby said housing can be positioned over pop up sprinklers having differing diameters;
a donut shaped safety cover having an inner wall defining a central opening for accommodating a pop up sprinkler projecting there through, an outer perimeter wall and a top wall joining said inner and outer walls, and interior structure between said inner and outer walls which seat within said retainer lip of said housing cover, whereby said safety cover covers said top rim of said housing cover, and is securely supported against shifting and canting with respect to said sprinkler housing and a sprinkler housed therein.

US Pat. No. 10,335,820

PAINTING METHOD AND PAINTING FACILITY

Taikisha Ltd., Tokyo (JP...

1. A painting facility, comprising:a preceding painting area equipped with a preceding sprayer for effecting a preceding painting operation on a painting object by paint spraying;
a preceding painting robot as a part of a painting robot having an arm leading end portion and while effecting the preceding painting operation on the painting object, displacing the painting object relative to the preceding sprayer by an action of the preceding painting robot, keeping the painting object connected to the arm leading end portion of the preceding painting robot;
a subsequent painting area equipped with a subsequent sprayer for effecting a subsequent painting operation on the painting object by paint spraying;
a subsequent painting robot as a part of the painting robot having an arm leading end portion and, which, while effecting the subsequent painting operation on the painting object, displaces the painting object relative to the subsequent sprayer by an action of the subsequent painting robot, while keeping the painting object connected to the arm leading end portion of the subsequent painting robot;
a holder via which the painting object is connected to the arm leading end portion of each of the preceding painting robot and the subsequent painting robot;
a transfer section located near the preceding painting area and the subsequent painting area; and
a controller for causing the preceding painting robot and the subsequent painting robot respectively to act automatically in accordance with a preset operational program;
wherein, after completion of the preceding painting operation in the preceding painting area, the controller causes the painting object connected to the arm leading end portion of the preceding painting robot via the holder to be held to the transfer section by an action of the preceding painting robot with the holder, and connection between the arm leading end portion of the preceding painting robot and the holder is released, while keeping connection between the painting object and the holder, and
wherein subsequently, while the arm leading end portion of the preceding painting robot is retracted from the transfer section, by an action of the subsequent painting robot, the controller causes the arm leading end portion of the subsequent painting robot, while keeping the connection thereof to the painting object, to be connected to the holder, which is being held to the transfer section, such that the painting object is shifted to the subsequent painting operation in the subsequent painting area in succession.

US Pat. No. 10,335,811

TWO-PHASE FLOW NOZZLE

MORIZANE TRANSPORTATION C...

1. A two-phase fluid spraying nozzle comprising; a liquid nozzle having a first liquid passage and a liquid spraying exit having a diameter of ?A and injecting liquid from the first liquid passage, a circular recess having a diameter of ?B and which is provided at a top end of said liquid nozzle so that the liquid spraying exit comes to be lower than a top surface of said liquid nozzle, and a gas nozzle having a plurality of gas exiting gaps at a gas exit feeding compressed gas for atomizing the compressed gas from the gas exit; wherein ?A is smaller than ?B; wherein a plurality of extrusions, which are composed integrally on an upper surface at an end of said liquid nozzle and each of the plurality of extrusions having a pair of sidewalls, contact the lower surface of said gas nozzle, and are circumferentially spaced from each other so that said gas exiting gaps of the gas exit are formed by the upper surface of the liquid nozzle, the lower surface of the gas nozzle, and respective sidewalls of the plurality of extrusions; wherein the compressed gas exiting from said gas exiting gaps flows into the circular recess and becomes turbulent flow which thereby impinges on a liquid flow from the liquid spraying exit so as to make a mist therefrom; wherein the top surface of the liquid nozzle and the plurality of extrusions are perpendicular with the first liquid passage.

US Pat. No. 10,335,808

FLOW CONTROL DEVICES AND RELATED SYSTEMS

Elliptic Works, LLC, Sou...

1. A flow control device, comprising:a body having an inner surface, an outer surface opposed to the inner surface, a first elliptical opening, a second elliptical opening spaced from the first elliptical opening along a first linear axis, the inner surface defining a passage that extends from the first elliptical opening to the second elliptical opening along the first linear axis, the passage defining an elliptical shape, the outer surface of the body further defining an inlet port disposed between the first elliptical opening and the second elliptical opening, and an elliptical shaped constriction in the passage disposed between the first elliptical opening and the second elliptical opening; and
a nozzle disposed in the inlet port so as to extend into the passage along a second linear axis that is angularly offset with respect to the first linear axis, the nozzle defining an exit port disposed in the passage the exit port being substantially perpendicular to the first linear axis, wherein the nozzle is configured to direct a flow of fluid from the inlet port through the exit port toward the second elliptical opening of the body along the first linear axis.

US Pat. No. 10,335,803

MODULAR CENTRIFUGE DEVICES AND METHODS

Sisu Global Health, Inc.,...

1. A centrifuge device for separating fluid samples, comprising:a base;
a rotatable sample carrier having a holder configured to securably hold a sample container, the rotatable sample carrier being enclosed in the base;
an input shaft coupled to the rotatable sample carrier such that the rotatable sample carrier is configured to rotate in unison with the input shaft;
a power assembly selectively coupled to the input shaft, the power assembly extending upward from the base, the input shaft extending from the power assembly; and
a power input device selectively coupled to the input shaft,
wherein the power input device is selected from a manual power input device or an electric power device, the electric power device comprising an electric motor,
wherein the centrifuge device is configured to switch between manual power and electric power via user toggling of the selected power input device coupled to the input shaft to move the input shaft to thereby rotate the rotatable sample carrier.

US Pat. No. 10,335,802

CENTRIFUGE AND SEGMENT HOLDER

Terumo Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. A method of processing blood samples in a centrifuge, the centrifuge comprising a cup configured to house a blood bag system to be rotated by the centrifuge, said blood bag system comprising a bag capable of housing blood comprised of a plurality of blood components, and a tube connected to the bag, the method comprisingintroducing blood into the tube,
forming the tube into a plurality of tube segments separated by sealing portions, each tube segment having a length,
folding the tube at said sealing portions,
holding the plurality of tube segments with said lengths aligned in a parallel state,
inserting the tube segments into a tube segment holding section in said cup,
holding said lengths of said tube segments in a direction in which a centrifugal force acts during centrifugal processing or a direction inclined with respect to the direction in which the centrifugal force acts, and
separating blood in said tube segments into blood components by centrifugation.

US Pat. No. 10,335,801

LIGHT AND AIR FILTRATION UNIT WITH OZONE CATALYTIC OXIDATION

1. A light and air filtration unit with ozone catalytic oxidation, the unit comprising:a main housing comprising an upper tubular portion and a lower tubular portion connected to a lower side of the upper tubular portion, the lower tubular portion being formed therearound with a plurality of main housing air vents;
a hollow cylindrical catalytic filter disposed around the main housing air vents;
a hollow cylindrical high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filter disposed around the hollow cylindrical catalytic filter;
at least one ozone generator disposed on an outer side of the HEPA filter;
an electric fan mounted within the upper tubular portion;
a light source provided on a lower side of the main housing;
a main control unit mounted within the lower tubular portion, the main control unit being electrically connected to the at least one ozone generator, the fan and the light source;
a lamp shade defining an outer casing, the outer casing comprising a top wall disposed above the upper tubular portion and formed with a plurality of air exhaust holes, a side wall surrounding and spaced apart from the HEPA filter and the light source, and a bottom opening; and
an annular air channel formed between the side wall of the outer casing and the HEPA filter;
wherein the fan draws air into the unit through the bottom opening and out of the unit through the air exhaust holes.

US Pat. No. 10,335,800

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A MINERAL MATERIAL PROCESSING PLANT AND A MINERAL MATERIAL PROCESSING PLANT

Metso Minerals, Inc., He...

1. A method for controlling a mineral material processing plant, characterized in that the method comprises:recognizing a change of amount and/or quality of material arriving to be processed;
in response to the recognized change of amount and/or quality of the material arriving to be processed, recognizing the load of a motor;
in response to the recognized load of the motor, increasing or decreasing the running speed of the motor of the mineral material processing plant while the operating speed of a crusher of the mineral material processing plant is held unchanged; and
as the operating speed of the crusher is held unchanged, the operating speed of at least one conveyor of mineral material changes in response to the increasing or decreasing of the running speed of the motor.

US Pat. No. 10,335,799

WATER JET SPLITTING CHAMBER FOR WASTE TIRES

Ecofortune Renewable Ener...

1. A water jet splitting chamber for waste tires comprising:a chamber body comprising:
a retaining wall located in the chamber body, wherein an inner space in the chamber body is divided into a splitting space and an actuator space which are isolated from each other by the retaining wall; and
an entrance disposed in a front side of the chamber body and communicating with the splitting space;
a water jet module mounted in the splitting space and comprising:
a slide seat being elongated, horizontally mounted on one of multiple interior walls of the chamber body, and located at a side of the splitting space; and
at least one water jet seat mounted on the slide seat, linearly moveable along a mounting direction of the slide seat, and comprising multiple water jet heads;
an actuator mounted in the actuator space of the chamber body and comprising:
a motor located in the actuator space; and
multiple linking rods driven by the motor and extending into the splitting space, with extending directions of the multiple linking rods being along the mounting direction of the slide seat, and with the multiple water jet heads of the at least one water jet seat facing toward the linking rods; and
a dust collection module communicating with the splitting space, located outside the splitting space, and comprising:
a collection cover connected with the retaining wall, with the retaining wall further comprising multiple channels communicating between the collection cover and the splitting space; and
a blower connected with the collection cover and located outside the chamber body.

US Pat. No. 10,335,798

CUTTER ASSEMBLY FOR GRINDING AND CRUSHING MACHINES WITH REPLACEABLE CUTTING EDGES

Gil Fredsall, Whitehall,...

1. A cutter assembly for mounting to one or more hammers of a rotor assembly for a grinding machine, the cutter assembly comprising:a base mounted to a hammer of a rotor assembly, the base having a truncated pyramid key extending upwardly and inwardly at a first angle from a surface of the base and a first center bore through the base, the truncated pyramid key surrounding the first center bore;
a tip mount having a truncated pyramid keyway extending upwardly and inwardly at a second angle from a lower surface into a body of the tip mount, the truncated pyramid keyway configured to mate with the truncated pyramid key of the base, a second center bore through the body of the tip mount, and a first recess in the body, the first recess being concentric with the second center bore, the truncated pyramid keyway surrounding the second center bore;
at least one cutting edge releasably secured to one end of the tip mount;
a wedge releasably secured to the tip mount further securing the at least one cutting edge mounted thereon;
a truncated pyramid arrangement formed by the truncated pyramid key of the base being received within the truncated pyramid keyway of the tip mount, the truncated pyramid arrangement configured to distribute vertical forces and horizontal forces that impart a sheering force; and
a first fastener extending through the first center bore and the second center bore, the first fastener being received by the hammer to secure the base and tip mount to the hammer, the first fastener having a head being received within the first recess.

US Pat. No. 10,335,797

HEAVY DUTY DRIVE ARRANGEMENT AND MILL

1. A mill comprising a milling table supported by at least one axial bearing and having a ring gear affixed to the milling table, the mill further comprising a heavy duty drive arrangement, the heavy duty drive arrangement comprising:a motor having a rotor axis, said motor driving a pinion; and
a first sequence comprising:
a first spur gear comprising a first gear wheel meshing with said pinion driven by the motor, said first gear wheel having an axis which is parallel to the rotor axis of the motor such that the axis of the first gear wheel diverges from the rotor axis by less than 5 degrees;
a second spur gear comprising a gear wheel, said gear wheel of the second spur gear having an axis which is parallel to the rotor axis of the motor such that the axis of the gear wheel of the second spur gear diverges from the rotor axis by less than 5 degrees;
a dynamic coupling comprising an input side wheel and an output side wheel; the input side wheel being dynamically coupled to the output side wheel via a resilient element; the resilient element comprising an elastic or fluidic material; the dynamic coupling being positioned between the first spur gear and the second spur gear; the input side wheel being driven by the first spur gear and the output side wheel driving the second spur gear; and,
drive pinion meshing with the ring gear and being coupled to the gear wheel of the second spur gear and having an axis of rotation which is parallel to the rotor axis such that the axis of the drive pinion diverges from the rotor axis by less than 5 degrees.

US Pat. No. 10,335,794

DEVICE, SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COOLING A REAGENT COMPARTMENT

STRATEC SE, Birkenfeld (...

11. A method for cooling a reagent compartment, wherein the method comprises the steps of:a. providing a device for cooling a reagent compartment comprising:
i. a housing with a first side for attachment to the reagent compartment, and a second side away from the reagent compartment opposite to the first side, a cooling unit with at least one cooling element with a warm upper side and a cold lower side, that is equipped with a cold side heat exchanger, wherein the cooling element is arranged close to the second side so that the cooling unit is maximally separated from the reagent compartment, said cooling unit, at least one first fan, a at least one cold air channel and at least one cold air opening at the first side of the housing for circulating cold air between the at least one cooling element and the reagent compartment in a closed system, wherein the at least one first fan is arranged within the at least one cold air channel between the at least one cold air outlet and the cold lower side of the cooling element; and
ii. at the first side of the housing at least one warm air inlet channel arranged below and separated from the at least one cold air channel for taking up warm air from the compartment and guiding it to the cold lower side of the at least one cooling element;
b. running the at least one fan for warm air circulation and the at least one fan for cold air circulation, so that cold air circulates from the cold lower side of the at least one cooling element into the reagent compartment and the warm air coming from the compartment is circulated to the cold lower side of the at least one cooling element.

US Pat. No. 10,335,793

CONNECTOR FOR FLUID CHROMATOGRAPHY

1. A connector for fluid chromatography having a female assembly including a receiving member being designed and configured to receive, and releasably interlock with, a male assembly, the male assembly comprising:a force-transmitting member for exerting axial pressurization;
a capillary conduit slidably accommodated in a passage in the force-transmitting member for transmitting chromatography fluid;
a sealing gasket surrounding a front end of the capillary conduit, the sealing gasket having a rearward facing surface located such as to directly contact a forward facing surface of the force-transmitting member for being subjected to axial pressurization thereby; and
a jacket surrounding the sealing gasket for providing axial guidance and alignment thereto.

US Pat. No. 10,335,790

MICRO-FLUIDIC SYSTEM USING MICRO-APERTURES FOR HIGH THROUGHPUT DETECTION OF CELLS

Purdue Research Foundatio...

1. A system for isolating target entities from a fluid, the system comprising:(a) a plurality of magnetic beads, wherein each of the magnetic beads is capable of binding to a target entity when the magnetic beads are added to a fluid containing the target entities, and wherein the magnetic beads are smaller than the target entities;
(b) a detector component comprising:
a body defining a reservoir; and
a plate separating the reservoir into a first chamber and a second chamber, wherein the plate defines a plurality of openings therethrough, wherein each opening is sized to permit passage of the magnetic beads and to prevent passage of the target entities, and wherein the body comprises a first inlet to the first chamber and a first outlet from the first chamber; and
(c) a magnet affixed to or supported relative to an outer surface of the detector component and arranged so that the second chamber and the plate are situated between the magnet and the first chamber, wherein the magnet generates a magnetic force at a surface of the plate facing the first chamber sufficient (i) to attract at least some of the magnetic beads not bound to a target entity through the openings in the plate from the first chamber into the second chamber and (ii) to attract and hold at least some of the target entities bound to the magnetic beads against the surface of the plate such that the target entities are not dislodged from the surface when fluid flows through the first chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,335,789

MAGNETIC SEPARATION FILTERS FOR MICROFLUIDIC DEVICES

The Trustees of the Unive...

1. A flexible magnetic separation device, comprising:a flexible membrane defining a first surface, a second surface, and a thickness between the first and second surfaces;
a layer of magnetically soft material disposed atop the first surface of the flexible membrane; and
a passivation layer disposed atop the layer of magnetically soft material,
a plurality of pores extending through the layer of magnetically soft material, through the passivation layer, and through the flexible membrane,
wherein the pores have an average diameter ranging from about 100 nm to 100 ?m.

US Pat. No. 10,335,787

SPECIMEN ACCEPTANCE DEVICES AND ATTACHABLE DISPOSABLE ASSAY CARTRIDGES

The General Hospital Corp...

1. An apparatus comprising:a device for storing a liquid sample, wherein the device comprises a sample acceptance well, a plurality of storage chambers, and one or more fluidic channels fluidly coupling the sample acceptance well to the plurality of storage chambers,
wherein the device comprises at least one permeable membrane through which gasses, but not liquids, from one or more storage chambers of the plurality of storage chambers are allowed to pass,
wherein a first storage chamber of the plurality of storage chambers comprises an anti-coagulant or a clot activator, and
wherein at least one of the fluidic channels of the device comprises a plasma or serum separation filter upstream of a second storage chamber; and
a well plate comprising a plate and a plurality of wells formed in the well plate,
wherein the device and the well plate are configured to be attached to one another, wherein the sample acceptance well, the plurality of storage chambers and the one or more fluidic channels of the device are fluidly isolated from the plurality of wells.

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. 10,335,774

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. 10,335,760

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. 10,335,756

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. 10,335,754

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. 10,335,752

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. 10,335,737

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. 10,335,731

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. 10,335,728

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. 10,335,628

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. 10,335,398

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.