US Pat. No. 10,191,497

LAUNCH-CONTROLLED UNMANNED AERIAL VEHICLES, AND ASSOCIATED SYSTEMS AND METHODS

NIXIE LABS, INC., Palo A...

1. A computer-implemented method for operating an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), comprising:detecting at least one parameter of a motion of the UAV, wherein the at least one detected parameter includes at least one of a velocity or an acceleration imparted to the UAV by a hand of a user as the user releases the UAV for flight;
based at least in part on the at least one detected parameter, establishing a flight path for the UAV; and
directing the UAV to fly the flight path.

US Pat. No. 10,191,491

PICKUP AND DROP OFF ZONES FOR AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES

Waymo LLC, Mountain View...

1. A method comprising:sending, by a client computing device having one or more processors, a request for a vehicle to stop at a particular location;
in response to the request, receiving, by the client computing device, information identifying a current location of the vehicle;
receiving, by the client computing device, a pickup spot indicating where the vehicle may stop;
generating, by the client computing device, a map for display, the map including a first marker identifying the particular location and a second marker identifying the pickup spot relative to the first marker; and
displaying, by the client computing device, on a display of the client computing device, the map, the first marker on the map, and the second marker on the map.

US Pat. No. 10,191,486

UNMANNED SURVEYOR

Aveopt, Inc., Ann Arbor,...

1. A system comprising:(A) an unmanned surveyor including:
(i) a vehicle;
(ii) a camera carried by the vehicle; and
(iii) a control system disposed on the vehicle and communicatively connected to the camera, the control system configured to:
capture a real-world scene via the camera;
wirelessly transmit an image signal representing the real-world scene; and
(iv) a laser range finder configured to lase a target in the real-world scene;
(B) a controller communicatively coupled to the unmanned surveyor via a wireless link, the controller including:
(i) a communication interface configured to wirelessly receive the image signal transmitted by the control system of the unmanned surveyor via the wireless link;
(ii) a headset configured to display the real-world scene based on the image signal;
(iii) an actuator configured to be actuated by a user;
(iv) a processor communicatively connected to the communication interface, the headset, and the actuator, the processor configured to: detect an actuation of the actuator; respond to the detected actuation by transmitting a command, via the communication interface, to cause the unmanned surveyor to lase the target in the real-world scene in order to determine a position of the target; and display, via the headset, an anchor point within the real-world scene at the position of the target.

US Pat. No. 10,191,418

FIXATION APPARATUS, IMAGE FORMATION APPARATUS, METHOD OF CONTROLLING FIXATION APPARATUS, AND NON-TRANSITORY RECORDING MEDIUM STORING PROGRAM FOR CONTROLLING FIXATION APPARATUS

KONICA MINOLTA, INC., To...

1. A fixation apparatus configured to fix a toner image transferred to paper to the paper with heat, the fixation apparatus comprising:a rotatable belt;
a pressurization roller configured to be in contact with an outer circumferential surface of the belt and to rotate the belt;
a pressing member configured to face the pressurization roller with the belt being interposed therebetween and to press the belt against the pressurization roller;
a heating roller configured to provide heat to the paper which passes through a portion of contact between the belt and the pressurization roller by providing heat to the belt; and
an adjustment mechanism configured to adjust an amount of attachment of a lubricant to an inner circumferential surface of the belt,
wherein the adjustment mechanism includes:
a holding mechanism configured to hold the lubricant; and
an adjustment roller configured to be in contact with the lubricant and the inner circumferential surface of the belt and to rotate in a direction identical to the belt in a portion of contact with the inner circumferential surface of the belt,
wherein the adjustment mechanism is configured to adjust the amount of attachment of the lubricant to the inner circumferential surface of the belt such that an attached amount of the lubricant while the belt remains stopped is smaller than an attached amount of the lubricant during rotation of the belt,
wherein the adjustment mechanism recovers the lubricant attached to the inner circumferential surface of the belt before the belt stops rotation, and
wherein the adjustment roller supplies the lubricant to the inner circumferential surface of the belt by rotating faster than the belt and recovers the lubricant supplied to the inner circumferential surface of the belt by rotating slower than the belt.

US Pat. No. 10,191,395

THERMAL CONDITIONING UNIT, LITHOGRAPHIC APPARATUS AND DEVICE MANUFACTURING METHOD

ASML Neatherlands B.V., ...

1. A thermal conditioning unit to thermally condition a substrate, the thermal conditioning unit comprising:a thermal conditioning element comprising a first layer, in use, facing the substrate and comprising a material having a thermal conductivity of 100 W/m·K or more, a second layer and a heat transfer component positioned between the first and second layers; and
a stiffening member which is stiffer than the thermal conditioning element and configured to support the thermal conditioning element so as to reduce mechanical deformation thereof, the stiffening member arranged such that the second layer is positioned between the heat transfer component and the stiffening member,
wherein the thermal conditioning element is supported on the stiffening member in a non-contacting manner.

US Pat. No. 10,191,375

RESIN COMPOSITION FOR UNDERLAYER FILM FORMATION, LAYERED PRODUCT, METHOD FOR FORMING PATTERN, IMPRINT FORMING KIT AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCING DEVICE

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A resin composition for underlayer film formation, comprising:a resin having a group represented by General Formula (A) and at least one group selected from a group represented by General Formula (B), an oxiranyl group and an oxetanyl group;
a nonionic surfactant; and
a solvent:

in General Formulae (A) and (B), the wavy line represents a position connected to the main chain or side chain of the resin,
Ra1 represents a hydrogen atom or a methyl group, and
Rb1 and Rb2 each independently represent a group selected from an unsubstituted linear or branched alkyl group having 1 to 20 carbon atoms and an unsubstituted cycloalkyl group having 3 to 20 carbon atoms,
Rb3 represents a group selected from an unsubstituted linear or branched alkyl group having 2 to 20 carbon atoms and an unsubstituted cycloalkyl group having 3 to 20 carbon atoms, and
Rb2 and Rb3 may be bonded to each other to form a ring.

US Pat. No. 10,191,342

DISPLAY PANEL

Sakai Display Products Co...

1. A display panel comprising:a substrate;
a plurality of pixel electrodes, which are disposed on the substrate in the form of a matrix, and are configured to display an image;
transistors of which drain electrodes are connected to the plurality of pixel electrodes, respectively;
a plurality of gate wirings which are arranged on the substrate along a first direction of the matrix, and are respectively connected to gate electrodes of the transistors to supply a gate signal;
a plurality of source wirings which are arranged on the substrate along a second direction crossing the first direction, and are respectively connected to source electrodes of the transistors to supply a data signal;
a plurality of first wirings, which are arranged on the substrate along the first direction;
a plurality of second wirings, which are arranged on the substrate along the second direction, and are respectively connected with the plurality of first wirings;
at least one third wiring, which is arranged on the substrate along the first direction, and is connected with the plurality of second wirings to supply a predetermined signal to the plurality of first wirings through the plurality of second wirings;
a fourth wiring, which is arranged on the substrate along the second direction in a peripheral area surrounding an area in which the plurality of pixel electrodes are arranged, and is overlapped on the plurality of first wirings;
an insulating film configured to insulate the plurality of second wirings and the fourth wiring from the plurality of first wirings and the at least one third wiring; and
a plurality of capacitor parts,
wherein one end of each of the plurality of capacitor parts is connected to each of the plurality of pixel electrodes and the other end of each of the plurality of capacitor parts is connected to each of the plurality of first wirings, and
the plurality of first wirings and the fourth wiring are not short-circuited.

US Pat. No. 10,191,329

REFLECTIVE LIGHT CONTROL FILM AND DISPLAY DEVICE FOR A CAR COMPRISING THE SAME

DONGWOO FINE-CHEM CO., LT...

1. A reflective light control film comprising:a transparent film having one surface and the other surface opposite to the one surface, a plurality of protruded line patterns formed on the one surface, each of the plurality of protruded line patterns including a first side having an inclination angle with respect to the one surface and a second side;
a light reflection layer provided on the first side, the light reflection layer having a first surface being in contact with the first side and a second surface opposite to the first surface; and
a light shielding layer disposed directly on the second surface of the light reflection layer,
wherein the second side is transparent, and
light incident on the other surface is reflected by the first surface of the light reflection layer, and then shielded by an adjacent light shielding layer.

US Pat. No. 10,191,284

SEE-THROUGH COMPUTER DISPLAY SYSTEMS

Osterhout Group, Inc., S...

1. A head mounted display with a wide display field of view providing a high transmission see-through view of a surrounding environment with an overlaid high contrast displayed image comprising:a. upper optics with a first optical axis including:
i. an emissive image source that provides image light comprised of one or more narrow spectral bands of light;
ii. one or more lenses;
iii. a stray light trap; and
b. lower optics with a second optical axis including:
i. a planar beam splitter angled relative to the first optical axis and the second optical axis; and
ii. a curved partially reflective mirror;
wherein the upper optics and the lower optics are designed to provide a limited central sharp zone and a surrounding peripheral zone that is less sharp.

US Pat. No. 10,191,261

MACRO LENS

TANTUM OPTICS, LLC, Tucs...

1. A variable-focal-length macro lens system having an optical axis and comprisinga first lens having a first optical power,
a second lens having a second optical power and disposed coaxially with the first lens,
a first repositionable element operably cooperated with at least one of said first and second lenses, and configured
to define a vectored force, applied to a surface of at least one of the first and second lenses along the optical axis, based on a reversible motion of the first repositionable element,
to define a flat area of at least one of a first surface of the first lens and a second surface of the second lens in response to said reversible motion,
said first and second surfaces facing each other,
said first and second surfaces being in contact with one another at an area centered at the optical axis when the first and second lenses are not stressed by said first repositionable element,
said flat area being symmetric about the optical axis,
and
to reversibly change a measure of applanation of the at least one of a first surface of the first lens and a second surface of the second lens in response to the reversible motion, a surface area of said flat area being dependent on a magnitude of said reversible motion,
wherein a focal length of said macro lens system is dependent on said reversible motion.

US Pat. No. 10,191,252

PHOTOGRAPHING OPTICAL LENS SYSTEM, IMAGE CAPTURING APPARATUS AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

LARGAN PRECISION CO., LTD...

1. A photographing optical lens system comprising at least six lens elements, wherein the photographing optical lens system comprises:at least one cemented lens group cemented by two of the lens elements adjacent to each other, wherein the at least one cemented lens group comprises, in order from an object side to an image side:
a first cemented lens element having a cemented image-side surface being aspheric;
a cemented layer having a cemented object-side surface and a cemented image-side surface; and
a second cemented lens element having a cemented object-side surface being aspheric;
wherein an aspheric coefficient of the cemented image-side surface of the first cemented lens element is different from an aspheric coefficient of the cemented object-side surface of the second cemented lens element, a central thickness of the cemented layer is CLT, and the following condition is satisfied:
5 ?m?CLT?100 ?m; and
wherein one of the lens elements closest to an imaged object has positive refractive power.

US Pat. No. 10,191,211

DISPLAY APPARATUS AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE DISPLAY APPARATUS

Sakai Display Products Co...

1. A display apparatus comprising:a display panel which displays an image on a front surface thereof;
a light guide plate disposed to face a back surface of the display panel;
a plurality of optical sheets interposed between the display panel and the light guide plate; and
a spacer which is sandwiched between the display panel and the light guide plate to secure a space for interposing the plurality of optical sheets therebetween,
wherein the spacer has
a space holding layer, which is formed by coating and solidifying a solidifiable liquid, and is fixed to the light guide plate and securing the space and
a fixed layer, which is formed by coating and solidifying a solidifiable liquid, and is sandwiched between the display panel and the space holding layer and fixed to the display panel,
wherein a thickness of the space holding layer is thicker than a total of thicknesses of one or more optical sheets, except for an optical sheet nearest to the display panel among the plurality of optical sheets, and
the fixed layer is made of a material adapted to start curing with a lapse of 1 to 5 minutes after irradiation with UV rays.

US Pat. No. 10,191,208

LIGHT SOURCE DEVICE AND DISPLAY APPARATUS

Sakai Display Products Co...

1. A light source device comprising:a reflection sheet suspended by protrusions which penetrate plural places of an outer peripheral edge part of the reflection sheet; and
a light guide plate disposed to face the reflection sheet,
wherein
the light guide plate has notches formed in an edge part corresponding to the outer peripheral edge part of the reflection sheet, and at positions corresponding to the protrusions,
the outer peripheral edge part of the reflection sheet has concave parts and convex parts, and the convex parts of the outer peripheral edge part are penetrated by the protrusions,
the concave parts of the outer peripheral edge part are provided with spacers to constantly maintain an interval between the light guide plate and the reflection sheet,
the spacer has a contact surface being uneven which contacts with the light guide plate and has a friction coefficient lower than that of the light guide plate, and
an interval between each convex part and each spacer in a juxtaposed direction in which the convex parts are juxtaposed is increased as a position of the interval between each convex part and each spacer gets closer to an end part of the reflection sheet in the juxtaposed direction.

US Pat. No. 10,191,189

OPTICAL LENS, OPTICAL LENS UNIT, AND IMAGING DEVICE

KONICA MINOLTA, INC., To...

1. An optical lens having a cylindrical shape, wherein, when an optical surface diameter of a first optical surface on an object side is defined as d1, the optical surface diameter of a second optical surface on an image side is defined as d2, and a lens diameter is defined as D, d1/d2<0.5 and also d2/D>0.9 are satisfied, the optical lens comprising:a lens frame receiving surface provided on a surrounding side of the first optical surface; and
an adhesion space formation lens portion disposed receding from the lens frame receiving surface to a side of the second optical surface, on the surrounding side of the lens frame receiving surface,
wherein the adhesion space formation lens portion is formed by a first step surface provided on the surrounding side of the lens frame receiving surface and a second step surface provided on the surrounding side of the first step surface, and the second step surface is not perpendicular to the first step surface.

US Pat. No. 10,191,181

MULTI-CHANNEL SYSTEM FOR TRUCK AND CARGO SCANNING USING IMPULSE RADIATION SOURCES

Adani Systems Inc., Alex...

1. A multi-channel system for truck scanning, comprising:an impulse radiation source;
a plurality of detection circuits, each detection circuit comprising a scintillator, a photodiode, a supplemental circuit, an integrator and an Analog to Digital Converter (ADC), connected in series,
wherein a current of the photodiode is proportional to impulse gamma radiation from the impulse radiation source;
a data storage device storing outputs of the ADCs and providing the stored outputs to a computer that converts the outputs to a shadow image of the scanned truck,
wherein the supplemental circuit isolates a capacitance of the photodiode from the integrator, filters out low frequency signals from the photodiode, amplifies the signal from the photodiode and reduces a bandwidth of the photodiode seen by the integrator, and
wherein the supplemental circuit includes a low noise amplifier to reduce an influence of capacitance of the photodiode on system noise.

US Pat. No. 10,191,180

LARGE SCALE GAS ELECTRON MULTIPLIER AND DETECTION METHOD

Lingacom Ltd., Tel Aviv ...

1. A detector assembly comprising:an insulating substrate having a planar surface;
a printed circuit board (PCB) mounted on the planar surface of the insulating substrate, the PCB having opposing first and second surfaces, the first surface exposed to the insulating substrate, the second surface including printed circuit lines;
a resistive plate disposed on and in direct physical contact with the second face of the PCB;
a drilled board disposed on the resistive plate;
a cathode disposed above the drilled board, the cathode defining a drift volume between the cathode and the drilled board, the drilled board disposed between the drift volume and the resistive plate;
a mechanical assembly connected to the insulating substrate and the resistive plate, wherein the mechanical assembly applies a force between the insulating substrate and the resistive plate to form an electrical contact between the printed circuit lines on the PCB and the resistive plate;
wherein the drilled board includes a plurality of holes, the holes extending through the drilled board to expose portions of the resistive plate; and
wherein a pitch between adjacent holes is about 2 mm to about 5 mm.

US Pat. No. 10,191,164

RESIDUAL SEISMIC-RESISTANT PERFORMANCE EVALUATION SYSTEM

aLab Inc., Tokyo (JP) E-...

1. A residual seismic-resistant performance evaluation system comprising:a seismograph that includes a seismic intensity sensor, a network interface, a storage, an A/D converter, a temporary storage means and a CPU, the seismic intensity senor detecting a tremor thereof by repeatedly sensing one of acceleration, velocity and displacement data thereof at a certain interval such that measurement data are acquired, the measurement data being composed with the sensed one of acceleration, velocity and displacement data;
a data processing terminal that is connected to the seismograph for recording and processing the measurement data that are acquired by and transmitted from the seismograph; and
a data processing server that communicates with the data processing terminal through a network,
wherein
the data processing terminal is configured to perform:
a) calculating seismic intensity data based on the measurement data acquired by the seismograph (S124), the seismic intensity data being composed with either integers or symbols each of which indicates a magnitude of the tremor;
c) determining whether or not the seismic intensity data exceeds a threshold value, which is set by an operator in advance (S26);
d) transmitting the seismic intensity data exceeding the threshold value to the data processing server (S127), and
y) transmitting the measurement data of which the seismic intensity data exceeds the threshold to the data processing server only when a request to transmit the measurement data is delivered from the data processing server, and
the data processing server configured to perform :
x) receiving the seismic intensity data transmitted from the data processing terminal,
g) creating and delivering the request to the data processing terminal to provide the measurement data (S231); and
h) receiving the measurement data transmitted from the data processing terminal according to the request (S232).

US Pat. No. 10,191,144

RADAR MOUNTING ESTIMATION WITH UNSTRUCTURED DATA

Waymo LLC, Mountain View...

1. A method comprising:for each of a plurality of radar units:
causing the transmission of at least two radar signals by the respective radar unit, wherein a first signal is transmitted from a first respective location and a second signal is transmitted from a second respective location, and
receiving a respective reflection signal by the respective radar unit, wherein the respective reflection signal is associated with each of the transmitted signals;
determining, by a processor, at least one stationary object that caused reflection in the plurality of reflection signals;
based on the determined stationary object, determining, by the processor, an offset for the radar unit, wherein the offset comprises at least one of an elevational offset, a rotational offset, and an azimuthal offset; and
operating the radar unit using the determined offset to determine a position of an object causing radar reflections.

US Pat. No. 10,191,109

EMBEDDED TRANSIENT SCANNING SYSTEMS, TRANSIENT SCANNING DATA VISUALIZATION SYSTEMS, AND/OR RELATED METHODS

Pragma Design, Inc., Ber...

1. A transient scanning and data visualization system comprising:one or more transient event detectors associated with one or more nodes and configured to detect whether a transient event was incident on an associated node;
one or more intensity detection circuits configured to determine an intensity level of a transient event if the transient event is detected by a transient event detector for an associated node; and
a monitoring circuit configured to determine the effect of transient events based on stored transient event characteristics for the one or more nodes, including an indication of whether a transient event was incident at a node and the corresponding intensity level of the transient event;
wherein the system is configured to be operable to import transient scanning datasets, render and display the imported transient scanning datasets, highlight detection nodes and connections according to selection points, and export important segments into a failure analysis report, presentation, or video.

US Pat. No. 10,191,103

METHOD OF LOCATING A SOURCE OF TRANSIENT SIGNALS IN A DISPERSIVE ENVIRONMENT

INSTITUT POLYTECHIQUE DE ...

1. A method of locating in a dispersive environment a source of pulses with at least a pair of sensors, the method comprising the steps of:positioning a pair of sensors in the dispersive environment, the pair of sensors being located at a predetermined distance L to each other;
detecting a pulse at the level of each sensor originating from the source;
constructing a phase diagram for each of said pulses from N vectors having their coordinates corresponding to the amplitude of the pulse at a sampling time ti and at next successive sampling times; and
calculating the ratio for each pair of sensors between distances L1 and L2 from each sensor to the source with formula:
whereare the norms of vectorsof the phase diagrams corresponding to the pulses detected by the sensors so that the source is located by the phase diagrams without synchronization of the sensors;wherein the calculated location of the source is communicated to specify the location of a maintenance operation.

US Pat. No. 10,191,102

AUTOMATIC CURRENT TRANSFORMER POLARITY CORRECTION

UTILITY RELAY COMPANY, C...

1. A method of processing current transformer data, comprising the steps of:obtaining, by an electronic protection controller for a circuit breaker, first current data based on a first current signal from a first current transformer on a first phase of a three-phase electrical circuit protected by the circuit breaker;
obtaining, by the electronic protection controller, second current data based on a second current signal from a second current transformer on a second phase of the three-phase electrical circuit;
obtaining, by the electronic protection controller, third current data based on a third current signal from a third current transformer on a third phase of the three-phase electrical circuit;
determining, using at least the first current data, the second current data, and the third current data, whether one of the first current transformer, the second current transformer, and the third current transformer is an improper polarity phase current transformer that is connected to the electronic protection controller with an improper polarity by determining whether a magnitude of a vector sum of a first phase current on the first phase of the three-phase electrical circuit, a second phase current on the second phase of the three-phase electrical circuit, and a third phase current on the third phase of the three-phase electrical circuit is greater than each individual magnitude of the first phase current, the second phase current, and the third phase current;
upon determining that said one of the first current transformer, the second current transformer, and the third current transformer is an improper polarity phase current transformer that is connected to the electronic protection controller with an improper polarity, automatically inverting, by the electronic protection controller, obtained current data corresponding to the improper polarity phase current transformer;
performing a ground fault calculation using automatically inverted current data corresponding to the improper polarity phase current transformer;
generating a trip command, by a trip signal output, upon detection of the ground fault, and
providing the trip command to a circuit breaker actuator.

US Pat. No. 10,191,080

DRONE INCLUDING ADVANCE MEANS FOR COMPENSATING THE BIAS OF THE INERTIAL UNIT AS A FUNCTION OF THE TEMPERATURE

Parrot Drones, Paris (FR...

1. A drone, comprising a main circuit board (24) on which are mounted electronic components as well as an inertial unit, IMU, (26) comprising gyrometer sensors for measuring the instantaneous rotations of the drone in an absolute reference system, and/or accelerometer sensors for measuring accelerations of the drone in this reference system, the IMU (26) including an internal temperature sensor (34) delivering a chip temperature signal (?°chip),characterized in that it comprises:
a heating component (28) mounted on the circuit board (24) near the IMU (26);
a thermal guide (30) incorporated to the circuit board (24), this thermal guide extending between the heating component (28) and the IMU (26) so as to allow a transfer (32) to the IMU of the heat produced by the heating component; and
a thermal regulation circuit (44-62), receiving as an input the chip temperature signal (?°chip) and a predetermined set-point temperature signal (?°ref), and outputting a heating component piloting signal (TH_PWM), so as to control the heat supply to the IMU as a function of the difference between chip temperature and set-point temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,191,063

BRUCELLOSIS, Q-FEVER, AND LYME DISEASE BIOMARKERS AND USES THEREOF

Caprion Proteomics Inc., ...

1. A method for detecting HISTH4, LDHB, and MDH1 in a subject,obtaining a fluid sample(s) from a subject suspected of having Brucellosis,
detecting whether HISTH4, LDHB, and MDH1 are present in the fluid sample(s) by ionizing the fluid sample(s) and detecting charged particles corresponding to HISTH4, LDHB, and MDH1;
thereby detecting HISTH4, LDHB, and MDH1 in a subject suspected of having Brucellosis.

US Pat. No. 10,191,052

METHODS OF DIAGNOSING AND TREATING ACTIVE TUBERCULOSIS IN AN INDIVIDUAL

ProteinLogic Limited, Ca...

1. A method of treating active (smear positive) tuberculosis in an individual, wherein the method comprises:(a) differentially diagnosing active (smear positive) tuberculosis over latent tuberculosis in the individual, comprising:
(1) obtaining a test biological sample from an individual;
(2) quantifying the amount of three or more biomarkers selected from CD14, CD22, CD25, CD64, IL-10, CXCL10, and IFN gamma, wherein at least one of the biomarkers is IFN gamma and at least one of the biomarkers is IL-10; and
(3) comparing the amounts of the biomarkers in the test biological sample with the amounts present in one or more control samples, such that a difference in the level of the biomarkers in the test biological sample is indicative of a differential diagnosis of active (smear positive) tuberculosis over latent tuberculosis; followed by
(b) administering an anti-tuberculosis medicament to the individual if there is a positive diagnosis for active (smear positive) tuberculosis.

US Pat. No. 10,191,046

IMMUNOBIOSENSOR AND SENSOR SYSTEM INCLUDING THE SAME

Se-Hwan Paek, Seoul (KR)...

1. An immunobiosensor based on a membrane lateral flow immuno-chromatographic assay (LF-ICA), comprising: a metal binding protein whose conformation changes upon reaction with a metal ion in a sample; a sensing antibody reacting with the conformationally changed metal binding protein as an antigen; a signal substance conjugated with the metal binding protein to form a signal conjugate; a signal generator reacting with the signal conjugate to generate a reaction signal; a reaction strip in the form of a porous membrane adapted to move the sample and where the antigen-antibody reaction occurs and the reaction signal is generated; a signal generator supply pad supplying the signal generator to the reaction strip; and a signal generator absorption pad absorbing the signal generator,wherein the reaction strip comprises a sample addition pad absorbing the sample and a signal generation pad connected to the sample addition pad in the lengthwise direction and immobilized with the sensing antibody to generate the reaction signal,
wherein one of the signal generator supply pad and the signal generator absorption pad is arranged at one lateral side of the signal generation pad and the other one is arranged at the other lateral side of the signal generation pad, and
wherein the signal generator is introduced into the signal generator supply pad, transferred in the widthwise direction of the signal generation pad, and absorbed into the signal generator absorption pad.

US Pat. No. 10,191,027

METHODS OF DETERMINING PROPERTIES OF OIL

TOPNIR SYSTEMS SAS, Aix ...

1. Crude oil analytical and sampling device suitable for sampling crude oil from their conveying pipeline(s) (1) to a spectroscopy analysis device (8) and comprising a fast loop system connected to the crude oil conveying pipeline(s) and a sample conditioning system cabinet connected to the fast loop system and to the spectroscopy analysis device characterised in that the fast loop comprises a filter (3) and a pump (2) and the sample conditioning system cabinet comprises a grabber (4) connected to the fast loop system, said grabber having a sampling volume Vgr comprised between 1 and 100 cubic centimeters (cm3), a filter (5) and a double actuation syringe (6) which has a sampling volume Vse comprised between 100 and 10 000 cubic centimeters (cm3), said double actuation syringe being connected to the spectroscopy analysis device (8) for analysing a part or all of the sampling volume Vse wherein the ratio between the syringe sampling volume (in cm3) Vse and the grabber volume (in cm3) Vgr is comprised between 50 and 500.

US Pat. No. 10,190,967

FATIGUE CRACKING MACHINE FOR CIRCUMFERENTIAL NOTCHED TENSILE SPECIMENS

Kuwait Institute for Scie...

1. A fatigue cracking machine for circumferential notched tensile (CNT) specimens, comprising:a platform;
a motor securely mounted on the platform, the motor including a motor shaft;
a bearing support securely mounted on the platform;
a holding bearing mounted in the bearing support;
an elongate holding cylinder defining a blind bore, the holding cylinder having a first end coupled to the motor shaft and a second end journaled into the holding bearing, the blind bore having an opening in the second end of the holding cylinder configured for receiving a first end of a CNT specimen into the blind bore;
a bearing support block securely mounted on the platform;
a load fork having a pair of tines defining a first end of the load fork and a shaft extending from the tines, the shaft having an end defining the second end of the load fork, the shaft being slidable within the bearing support block;
a load bearing mounted between the tines of the load fork;
an elongate load cylinder defining a blind bore, the load cylinder having a first end journaled into the load bearing for rotation therewith in alignment with the holding cylinder, the load cylinder having a second end, the blind bore having an opening defined in the second end of the load cylinder configured for receiving a second end of the CNT specimen into the blind bore;
an adjustment bolt threadable in and out of the bearing support block to bear against the end of the shaft, the adjustment bolt adjusting displacement of the load fork;
a support post rigidly mounted on the platform; and
an indicator mounted on the support post, the indicator having a plunger bearing against the load bearing, the indicator being configured to measure displacement of the load bearing;
wherein the machine forms a crack in the CNT specimen through a plane extending through the circumferential notch when the specimen is supported by the holding cylinder and the load cylinder with the circumferential notch aligned with the second end of the holding cylinder and the motor is activated to rotate the motor shaft and the adjustment bolt is threaded into the bearing support block to displace the load fork to apply a bending force to the CNT specimen, the displacement being measured by the indicator to monitor initiation and propagation of the crack.

US Pat. No. 10,190,945

PARTICULATE MATTER/NUMBER SYNCHRONIZATION MEASUREMENT DEVICE

3DATX Corporation, Buffa...

1. An emissions measurement system comprising:an emissions sample inlet;
at least three sensors connected to the emissions sample inlet, wherein the sensors are sequentially connected in a linear arrangement and wherein each of the at least three sensors is configured to perform a different measurement of a sample;
an emissions sample outlet connected to the at least three sensors;
a sensor cartridge defining the emissions sample inlet and the emissions sample outlet, wherein the sensors are disposed within the sensor cartridge between the emissions sample inlet and emissions sample outlet;
a sample probe that is fluidically connected to the emissions sample inlet; and
a battery disposed in the sensor cartridge that is configured to provide power to the sensors.

US Pat. No. 10,190,859

LIGHTWEIGHT AMMUNITION BOX

PLASTPACK DEFENCE APS, R...

1. An ammunition box comprising:a molded box body of thermoplastic material with an open top, wherein the thermoplastic material is Polypropylene or Polyethylene,
the molded box body having four side walls, two of the four side walls being generally parallel to opposing side walls,
a fixed substantially rectangular bottom wall connecting all four side walls at a bottom of the molded box body, the fixed bottom wall being generally perpendicular to the four side walls,
said four side walls being connected to one another to form four corners of said molded box body that extend from said bottom of the molded box body to said open top,
said molded box body defining a generally rectangular storage space for ammunition on the inside of said four side walls and the fixed bottom wall, and
an integrally molded, hollow and collapsible projection provided on the outer side of said molded box body at or near each of said four corners,
wherein said projection has an elongated hollow shape that defines a lumen extending substantially at a right angle from said fixed bottom wall,
wherein said projection comprises two spaced projection walls that each project from said four side walls, said two spaced projection walls are connected by an impact wall that is spaced from a side wall by said two spaced projection walls, said impact wall together with said two spaced projection walls and a portion of a side wall defining said lumen,
wherein said two spaced projection walls project from said four side walls at a near right angle, but not at an exact right angle,
wherein said impact wall is a substantially planar wall that is substantially parallel with one of said side walls, with a transition between said impact wall and said two spaced projection walls being a round transition.

US Pat. No. 10,190,836

LOADER

Ulbrich Schroeder Design ...

1. A firearm system comprising:a rifle having a butt, a muzzle, a receiver disposed between the butt and the muzzle, a magazine fixed to the rifle between the butt and the muzzle, wherein the magazine is in communication with the receiver, an ejection port in communication with the receiver; and
a loading device comprising a housing having a channel, a plunger slideably disposed within the channel, and a spout extending away from the housing, wherein the plunger includes an articulating arm extending away from one end of the plunger, wherein the arm has a first and a second opposing end, and wherein the arm includes a first plug disposed about the first end of the arm and a second plug disposed about the second end of the arm.

US Pat. No. 10,190,831

RADIATING FIN WITH BENT RADIATING PORTION AND ELECTROTHERMAL OIL HEATER USING SAME

Ningbo Singfun Electric A...

1. A radiating fin with a bent radiating portion, comprising a heating assembly and a main body with an oil guide groove formed therein, connecting sleeves extending in a horizontal direction being provided at an upper end and a lower end of the main body, characterized in that the bent radiating portion is formed within a region, a certain distance away from the middle, of an edge of at least one end of the main body; an upper end and a lower end of the bent radiating portion are located in different vertical planes, or the upper end and the lower end of the bent radiating portion are located in a same vertical plane, and at least one portion between the upper end and the lower end of the bent radiating portion is bent to form a side-raised structure wherein an included angle between a plane of the upper end and a plane of the lower end is 5° to 85° in the included angle of the plane of the upper end of one of the connecting sleeves and the included angle of the plane of the upper end of another one of the connecting sleeves enabling formation of a chimney radiation channel with a space between two adjacent radiating fins and making the radiating area of the radiating fin increased and the mechanical strength of the radiating fin strengthened and making the heat radiation of a radiator to the surrounding more uniform and the radiating efficiency of the radiator improved, and the area of the bent radiating portion is 10% to 80% of the total area of the main body is characterized in that the upper end having the one of the connecting sleeves and the lower end of the bent radiating portion having the another one of the connecting sleeves are located in a same vertical plane and connected to each other by a plurality of bent portions, the bent portions each comprising two bending portions in a same direction.

US Pat. No. 10,190,824

TAPHOLE ASSEMBLY, METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A TAPHOLE ASSEMBLY, AND METALLURGICAL FURNACE

Outotec (Finland) Oy, Es...

1. A method for manufacturing a taphole assembly for arranging in a taphole assembly opening extending through a shell and a refractory lining of a metallurgical furnace such as of a pyrometallurgical furnace and for leading melt from the inside of the metallurgical furnace to the outside of the metallurgical furnace,wherein the method comprises a first providing step for providing a frame section of metal to be arranged in a taphole assembly opening extending through a shell and a refractory lining of a metallurgical furnace,
providing the frame section of metal with a seat for at least one refractory insert channel element,
a second providing step for providing at least one refractory insert channel element having a channel for melt,
arranging said at least one refractory insert channel element having a channel for melt in the seat of the frame section of metal,
providing in the first providing step a frame section of metal comprising at least two identical frame parts of metal, and
a third providing step for providing a separate face plate of metal,
releasable fastening the separate face plate of metal to said at least two identical frame parts of metal at an end face of the taphole assembly, and
providing the frame section of metal with a seat for at least one refractory insert channel element so that said at least two identical frame parts of metal are connectable such that a connection face between said at least two identical frame parts of metal forms the seat for the refractory insert channel element such that an identical longitudinal open-sided groove forming a part of said seat for at least one refractory insert channel element is formed in each of said at least two identical frame parts of metal wherein the method comprises a fourth providing step for providing a fastener for fastening the taphole assembly to a metallurgical furnace, and releasable fastening the fastener to said at least two identical frame parts of metal so that the fastener at least partly surrounds said at least two identical frame parts of metal.

US Pat. No. 10,190,822

STAGED REACTION PLENUM PARTITION WALL FOR FURNACE

Blasch Precision Ceramics...

20. A method for controlling distribution of secondary flow in a high temperature reaction furnace, said method comprising the steps of:providing a plenum assembly comprising
a plurality of refractory brick members, each refractory brick member comprising a substantially tubular body having a first end, a second end opposed to said first end along a longitudinal length of said refractory brick member, a central bore extending from said first end to said second end along said longitudinal length thereof and defining an inner surface of said refractory brick member, and an outer surface extending from said first end to said second end along said longitudinal length thereof, wherein said outer surface of each said refractory brick member has a shape that transitions axially between a plurality of hexagonally-shaped portions and a plurality of non-hexagonally-shaped portions along the longitudinal length thereof, and wherein said plurality of refractory brick members are arranged and interlocked with one another in a vertical and horizontal manner via mating members provided on said hexagonally-shaped portions of said outer surfaces thereof, anda continuous plenum space defined by said non-hexagonally-shaped portions of said outer surfaces of said refractory brick members, wherein each said refractory brick member comprises at least one opening provided in a portion of said outer surface of said refractory brick members and in fluid communication with said plenum and at least one of an end face of said refractory brick members and said central bore of said refractory brick members; andinjecting secondary air directly into said plenum space of said plenum assembly via one or more injection ports provided in communication with said plenum space.

US Pat. No. 10,190,818

CONTAINER SPINNING DEVICE AND METHOD OF USE THEREOF

Spin Chill Corp., Gaines...

1. An apparatus used for accelerating heat transfer between a container and a surrounding medium accomplished by holding and rotating a container, the apparatus comprising:a first cylindrical sleeve having two ends, a first end being a closed end and a second end being an open end, said open end having an initial diameter less than the diameter of the cylindrical sleeve forming a can clip for engaging one end of the container;
a second cylindrical sleeve extending from said inner surface of said first cylindrical sleeve, said second cylindrical sleeve having an inner diameter less than the diameter of the first cylindrical sleeve, said second cylindrical sleeve having two ends, a first end being a closed end which extends from the inner surface of the closed end of said first cylindrical sleeve and a second open end, said second open end forming a bottle clip for engaging a portion of a neck of a bottle; and
a shaft centrally mounted to said first and second cylindrical sleeves, said shaft having two ends, a first end connected to said first and second cylindrical sleeves and a second end adapted to be connected to a rotating device.

US Pat. No. 10,190,803

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CLEANING SURFACES

Dynamis Solutions, LLC, ...

1. A heliostat comprising:a heliostat mirror surface;
a heliostat cleaning mechanism in cleaning contact with the heliostat mirror surface; and
a heliostat drive system that moves the heliostat mirror surface relative to the cleaning mechanism, removing material from the heliostat mirror surface,
wherein the heliostat cleaning mechanism includes a flexible blade having a longitudinally extending edge in cleaning contact with the mirror surface; and
a blade cleaning device, extending longitudinally in a fixed position along an edge of the heliostat mirror surface, that cleans the heliostat cleaning mechanism.

US Pat. No. 10,190,796

SELF-SEALING CIRCULAR CROSS-SECTION SHEET METAL DUCT AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A SEALED CIRCULAR CROSS-SECTION DUCT

Ductmate Industries, Inc....

1. A self-sealing circular cross-section sheet metal duct comprising:(a) an unassembled circular sheet metal duct having a self locking longitudinal seam with a sealant that is applied as a liquid positioned within the longitudinal seam while the seam is being formed; the sealant solidifies and the sealant allows the self locking longitudinal seam to be engaged, disengaged and reengaged without the sealant stringing; and
(b) when the longitudinal seam is engaged and thereby simultaneously locking the seam the circular sheet metal duct is formed for installation with a sealed longitudinal seam without an installer applying a sealant.

US Pat. No. 10,190,794

SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR WIRELESS ENVIRONMENTAL ZONE CONTROL

ARZEL ZONING TECHNOLOGY, ...

1. A control system to wirelessly control environmental parameters of a predefined zone in a forced air HVAC system, the control system comprising:a damper associated with the predefined zone, the damper comprising:
a rail for securing the damper on an air duct of the predefined zone,
a blade assembly connected to the rail, the blade assembly having a damper module and a blade coupled to the damper module, wherein the damper module is configured to move the blade between an open and closed state to regulate air flow through the air duct,
a supplemental power source configured to supply power to the damper module, and
a scavenger assembly having an impeller and a scavenger module that stores power generated by rotation of the impeller in the air duct and supplies power to the damper module,
wherein the damper operates in a first mode using power supplied only by the scavenger module when air flow is greater than or equal to a predefined rate, and wherein the damper operates in a second mode using combination of power supplied by both the scavenger module and the supplemental power source when air flow is less than the predefined rate;
a wireless temperature controller associated with the damper, configured to monitor a zone temperature and humidity in the predefined zone, to receive as input data representative of a desired temperature for the predefined zone, and to communicate data representative of the temperature in the predefined zone and the desired temperature and to request service at the predefined zone; and
a control box in wireless communication with the damper and the wireless temperature controller, the control box configured to adjust a position of the blade to regulate the flow of forced air inside the air duct of the predefined zone based on the data representative of the zone temperature and the data representative of the desired temperature received from the temperature controller, wherein the control box is further coupled to the forced air HVAC system and configured to control operation of the forced air HVAC system.

US Pat. No. 10,190,745

LAMP ASSEMBLY FOR USE IN A HEADLAMP

Valeo North America, Inc....

1. A lamp assembly for mounting in a headlamp comprising:a heat sink, said heat sink having a printed circuit board landing area for receiving a printed circuit board and a light source landing area for receiving at least one light source;
a light guide; and
a bracket for detachably mounting on said heat sink, said bracket being adapted to engage and secure said light guide in a predetermined position on said heat sink,
wherein said heat sink is an integral or monolithic construction and is processed or folded to comprise a plurality of walls for protecting said printed circuit board, said at least one light source and an electrical connection therebetween, and
wherein said plurality of walls comprises a first wall having at least one first wall aperture and a generally opposing second wall having at least one second wall aperture, said bracket comprising at least one first resilient arm and at least one second resilient arm each having a detent, said detent of said at least one first resilient arm being adapted to be received in said at least one first wall aperture and said detent of said at least one second resilient arm being adapted to be received in said at least one second wall aperture in order to secure or lock said bracket onto said heat sink.

US Pat. No. 10,190,678

TWIN-CLUTCH TRANSMISSION

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

1. A twin-clutch transmission comprising:a gear change mechanism wherein an odd-stage main shaft pivotally supports drive-side transmission gears of odd stages and an even-stage main shaft pivotally supports drive-side transmission gears of even stages being disposed on a same axis line, and a countershaft that pivotally supports driven-side transmission gears that constantly mesh with the drive-side transmission gears, respectively, being disposed in parallel to the odd-stage main shaft and the even-stage main shaft;
a twin clutch to which power is transmitted through selective connection of an odd-stage clutch that connects and disconnects power transmission between a crankshaft of an internal combustion engine and the odd-stage main shaft and an even-stage clutch that connects and disconnects power transmission between the crankshaft and the even-stage main shaft; and
synchromesh in which ring teeth formed in a synchronizer ring are interposed between gear dog teeth formed in a first transmission gear pivotally supported relatively rotatably by at least one rotating shaft among the odd-stage main shaft, the even-stage main shaft, and the countershaft and sleeve teeth formed in a synchronizer sleeve that is a second transmission gear or a moving sleeve pivotally supported by the rotating shaft in such a manner so as to be restricted from relative rotation and be movable in axial direction, and the sleeve teeth come into contact with and mesh with the ring teeth and then come into contact with and mesh with the gear dog teeth due to movement of the synchronizer sleeve and thereby the synchronizer sleeve and the first transmission gear are joined to each other while synchronizing with each other,
a gear shift drive mechanism in which driving of an actuator is transmitted for movement of the synchronizer sleeve via a plurality of drive transmitting elements, sequentially;
a gear shift drive displacement detecting unit that detects gear shift drive displacement of the drive transmitting element of the gear shift drive mechanism;
an odd-stage main shaft rotational speed detecting unit that detects rotational speed of the odd-stage main shaft;
an even-stage main shaft rotational speed detecting unit that detects rotational speed of the even-stage main shaft; and
a control unit that executes calculation processing on a basis of an odd-stage main shaft rotational speed detected by the odd-stage main shaft rotational speed detecting unit, an even-stage main shaft rotational speed detected by the even-stage main shaft rotational speed detecting unit, and gear shift drive displacement detected by the gear shift drive displacement detecting unit, and controls the actuator;
wherein the control unit calculates a rotational speed difference (|Na?Nb|) between the odd-stage main shaft rotational speed (Na) and the even-stage main shaft rotational speed (Nb) and learns synchronization start gear shift drive displacement (?s) detected by the gear shift drive displacement detecting unit at timing at which the rotational speed difference (|Na?Nb|) reaches a predetermined synchronization start determination rotational speed difference from gear shift start, and the control unit controls the actuator on a basis of the learned synchronization start gear shift drive displacement (?s).

US Pat. No. 10,190,665

DRIVE SYSTEM FOR A VEHICLE, AND VEHICLE

Dr. Ing. h.c.F. Porsche A...

1. First and second drive systems provided respectively for first and second vehicles that have different power capacities, the drive systems comprisingthe first drive system comprising a first drive motor in a first drive motor housing; a first axle; a first gear chain disposed in a first gear chain housing that has opposite first and second sides, the first side of the first gear chain housing being connected to the first drive motor housing; and a first planetary transmission disposed in a first planetary transmission housing that is connected to the second side of the first gear chain housing, the first gear chain and the first planetary transmission being connected to one another for transmitting a driving torque generated by the first drive motor to the first axle of the first vehicle,
the second drive system comprising a second drive motor in a second drive motor housing; a second axle; a second gear chain disposed in a second gear chain housing that has opposite first and second sides, the first side of the second gear chain housing being connected to the second drive motor housing; and a second planetary transmission disposed in a second planetary transmission housing that is connected to the second side of the second gear chain housing, the second gear chain and the second planetary transmission being connected to one another for transmitting a driving torque generated by the second drive motor to the second axle of the second vehicle, wherein
the first axle and the second axle are identical to one another, the first gear chain and the second gear chain are identical to one another, the first gear chain housing and the second gear chain housing are identical to one another, the first drive motor and the second drive motor are different from one another in that the second drive motor has a different power capacity than the first drive motor and the first planetary transmission and the second planetary transmission are different from one another, and wherein
the first planetary transmission is coordinated with the first drive motor to determine a first overall transmission ratio for the first vehicle, and
the second planetary transmission is coordinated with the second drive motor to determine a second overall transmission ratio for the second vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,190,648

ACTUATING DEVICE FOR AN ELECTROMECHANICALLY ACTUATABLE VEHICLE BRAKE

Lucas Automotive GmbH, K...

1. An actuating device for an electromechanically actuatable vehicle brake, comprisinga multi-stage transmission unit, which is arranged between a driving electric motor and a driven drive element of the vehicle brake, wherein
at least one stage of the transmission unit is embodied as a spur-gear transmission, and at least two stages of the transmission unit are coupled by means of a double gearwheel, a rotational axis of the double gearwheel extends parallel to a rotational axis of the electric motor, and wherein
the transmission unit has at least one intermediate stage which is embodied as a spur-gear transmission and into which at least one stage, embodied as a spur-gear transmission, of the transmission unit is integrated, wherein
the intermediate stage which is embodied as a spur-gear transmission has two intermediate gearwheels; wherein
rotational axes of the intermediate gearwheels extend parallel to the rotational axis of the electric motor; and
wherein a plane formed by the rotational axes of the intermediate gearwheels extends perpendicularly with respect to the plane formed by the rotational axis of the electric motor and the rotational axis of the double gearwheel.

US Pat. No. 10,190,509

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A DUAL FUEL ENGINE

GE Global Sourcing LLC, ...

1. A method comprising:receiving a plurality of signals from a plurality of sensors coupled to a dual fuel engine; and
altering an actual speed of the dual fuel engine to obtain a predetermined air-fuel ratio in response to a changed operating condition of the dual fuel engine determined based on the plurality of signals, so as to maintain operation of the dual fuel engine between knock and misfire conditions.

US Pat. No. 10,190,386

ZONE ISOLATION METHOD AND ANNULAR BARRIER WITH AN ANTI-COLLAPSING UNIT

Welltec Oilfield Solution...

1. An annular barrier to be expanded in an annulus between a well tubular structure and a wall of a borehole downhole for providing zone isolation between a first zone having a first pressure and a second zone having a second pressure of the borehole, the annular barrier comprising:a tubular metal part for mounting as part of the well tubular structure, the tubular metal part having an outer face,
an expandable sleeve surrounding the tubular metal part and having an inner face facing the tubular metal part and an outer face facing the wall of the borehole, each end of the expandable sleeve being connected with the tubular metal part, and
an annular space between the inner face of the expandable sleeve and the tubular metal part, the annular space having a space pressure,
wherein the annular barrier comprises an anti-collapsing unit comprising an element movable at least between a first position and a second position, the anti-collapsing unit having a first inlet which is in fluid communication with the first zone, and a second inlet which is in fluid communication with the second zone, and the anti-collapsing unit having an outlet which is in fluid communication with the annular space, and in the first position, the first inlet is in fluid communication with the outlet, equalising the first pressure of the first zone with the space pressure, and in the second position, the second inlet is in fluid communication with the outlet, equalising the second pressure of the second zone with the space pressure.

US Pat. No. 10,190,269

HIGH SPEED STEREOSCOPIC PAVEMENT SURFACE SCANNING SYSTEM AND METHOD

FUGRO ROADWARE INC., Mis...

1. A mobile vehicle mounted pavement condition assessment system, comprising:one or more light sources mounted on the mobile vehicle for illuminating a pavement;
one or more stereoscopic image capturing devices mounted on the mobile vehicle for capturing sequential images of the illuminated pavement;
a plurality of positioning sensors mounted on the mobile vehicle, the positioning sensors adapted to encode movement of the mobile vehicle and provide a synchronization signal for the sequential images captured by the one or more stereoscopic image capture devices; and
one or more processors adapted to:
synchronize the images captured by each camera in the one or more stereoscopic image capturing devices;
calculate a 3D elevation for each point on the pavement using stereoscopic principles; and
assess the condition of the pavement using the 3D elevation data.

US Pat. No. 10,190,266

REINFORCED RUBBER GROUND COVER MAT

Champagne Edition, Inc., ...

1. A ground cover mat comprising:(a) a slab made of a slab material comprising rubber, the slab defining a horizontally extending lower major surface of the ground cover mat and a horizontally extending upper major surface of the ground cover mat; and
(b) a core assembly encased by the slab and disposed vertically between the lower major surface and the upper major surface of the ground cover mat, the core comprising:
(i) a plurality of boards extending horizontally along a majority of the length of the slab and disposed in horizontally spaced apart side-by-side relation with each other; and
(ii) a rebar mesh disposed on top of and in contact with the plurality of boards, the rebar mesh comprising a first plurality of horizontally extending rebars disposed in horizontally spaced apart side-by-side relation with each other, and a second plurality of horizontally extending rebars disposed in horizontally spaced apart side-by-side relation with each other, wherein the rebars of the second plurality of rebars are oriented transversely to and in contact with the rebars of the first plurality of rebars;
wherein the first plurality of rebars are in contact with the boards and disposed vertically between the boards and the second plurality of rebars, or the rebars of the second plurality of rebars are in contact with the boards and disposed vertically between the boards and the first plurality of rebars: and
wherein the rubber of the slab material fills spaces between the rebars of the rebar mesh and the boards.

US Pat. No. 10,190,264

MULTI-FUNCTIONAL RAILWAY FASTENING COMPONENT ADJUSTMENT SYSTEM

MOW Equipment Solutions, ...

1. A multi-functional railway fastening component adjustment system comprising:a railway component adjuster comprising:
a tool bracket;
one or more adjustment tools pivotally coupled with the tool bracket;
one or more tool actuators coupled with the one or more adjustment tools and the tool bracket, the one or more tool actuators adapted to cause pivotal movement of the one or more adjustment tools with respect to the tool bracket; and
a main bracket comprising one or more attachment components to couple the railway component adjuster to a frame structure;
the railway component adjuster configured to selectively engage each railway fastening component of a plurality of railway fastening components from a plurality of different addressing positions of the one or more adjustment tools at least in part by pivoting to a selected addressing position of the plurality of different addressing positions, wherein:
the plurality of railway fastening components comprises a railway anchor and a railway tie plate;
the railway component adjuster is adapted to hold the one or more adjustment tools in the selected addressing position to make a component adjustment to the railway fastening component with the one or more adjustment tools; and
the component adjustment comprises movement of the railway fastening component along a rail of a railway.

US Pat. No. 10,190,205

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FLAME SPRAYING THERMOPLASTIC POWDERS

IBIX S.R.L., Santa Maria...

1. An apparatus for flame spraying thermoplastic powders, the apparatus comprising:a spray gun configured to perform spraying of thermoplastic powders and to be fed with a liquefied petroleum gas for producing a flame to be directed on an article to be coated in order to heat a surface of said article to a predetermined working temperature, said spray gun comprising a mixing device internally defining separated discharge chambers, said separated discharge chambers being configured to be fed with said thermoplastic powders to be sprayed with a transport inert gas, with a flow of compressed air and/or nitrogen and with said liquefied petroleum gas, and said spray gun comprising a mixing chamber communicating with said separated discharge chambers;
a flame ignition device for igniting said flame, connected to said spray gun and said flame ignition device comprising a spark ignition device, and a conductor element associated with said mixing device and said conductor element being connected to said spark ignition device so as to produce a spark at said mixing chamber;
a flame detection and monitor device configured to detect and monitor a presence of said flame;
an actuator means for interrupting or enabling a feed of the liquefied petroleum gas, said flame detection and monitor device being connected, directly or indirectly, with said actuator means, said spark ignition device comprising a piezoelectric spark ignition device fixed to said mixing device, said piezoelectric spark ignition device being provided with an activation means, said flame detection and monitor device comprises a temperature detection means associated with said mixing device;
a duct for feeding said liquefied petroleum gas in communication with one of said separated discharge chambers configured to be fed with said liquefied petroleum gas, said actuator means comprising a valve associated with said duct and said valve being housed in an external tubular element mounted on an end of said spray gun so as to intersect said duct, said valve being connected with said temperature detection means and said spark ignition device being mounted in a fixed manner on said external tubular element.

US Pat. No. 10,190,203

DEVICE FOR TREATING A METAL STRIP WITH A LIQUID COATING MATERIAL

Fontaine Engineering und ...

1. A device for treating a metal strip after the metal strip has exited a costing container filled with a liquid coating material, comprisinga blower, which is arranged above the coating container, with an air outlet gap for blowing excess parts of the liquid coating material off a vertically moving surface of the metal strip after passage of the metal strip through the coating container;
an electromagnetic stabilizer, which is arranged above the blower, for stabilizing the metal strip after leaving the coating container and the blower, wherein the electromagnetic stabilizer is so arranged above the blower that a spacing between a line of action of a maximum force of the electromagnetic stabilizer on the metal strip and the air outlet gap lies in a range of 100 to 1200 millimeters; and
a horizontal cross member mounted between and attached to two vertical posts,
wherein the blower is secured to and hangs below the horizontal cross member, and
wherein the electromagnetic stabilizer is arranged between the horizontal cross member and the blower, and
wherein the electromagnetic stabilizer and the blower are independently secured to the horizontal cross member, and
wherein the electromagnetic stabilizer hangs below the horizontal cross member.

US Pat. No. 10,190,202

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR COATING A METAL STRIP

FONTAINE ENGINEERING UND ...

1. A device for coating a metal strip with a coating material, comprising:a coating container with a correction roller, wherein the coating container is fillable with a liquid coating material, for conducting through the metal strip, and wherein the coating material adheres to the surface of the metal strip to be coated;
a blowing device, which is arranged downstream of the coating container in the transport direction of the metal strip, with a slot for conducting through the metal strip and for blowing excess parts of the still liquid coating material off the surface of the metal strip;
a curvature sensor for detecting the actual curvature of the metal strip after leaving the coating container;
a control device for adjusting the correction roller against the metal strip if the amount of the actual curvature exceeds a predetermined permissible curvature threshold value;
a regulating device for regulating the actual position of the metal strip to the predetermined target centre position in the slot of the blowing device by displacing the blowing device in a plane transverse to the transport direction of the metal strip with the help of a displacing device; and
a correction roller detection device for detecting the adjusted position of the correction roller or the change thereof;
wherein the displacement of the blowing device is carried out with consideration of the adjusted position of the correction roller.

US Pat. No. 10,190,147

FAST DETECTION OF THE PRESENCE OF A TARGET MICROBE IN A LIQUID SAMPLE

ELEMENTAL SCIENTIFIC, INC...

1. A method comprising:holding a plurality of liquid samples prepared by adding an indicator configured to produce a characteristic change in light from the plurality of liquid samples when a target microbe metabolizes the indicator while the plurality of liquid samples is incubated, the plurality of liquid samples being held in a tray including a plurality of compartments partitioned one from another;
automatically sensing light from each of the plurality of liquid samples while the plurality of liquid samples is incubated; and
detecting the characteristic change in light from each of the plurality of liquid samples based on the sensed light from each of the plurality of liquid samples;
detecting a number of occurrences of the characteristic change in light from the plurality of liquid samples as the plurality of liquid samples is incubated;
determining whether the detected number of occurrences of the characteristic change in light exceeds a threshold number of occurrences of the characteristic change in light, the threshold number of occurrences of the characteristic change in light corresponding to a concentration of the target microbe within the liquid samples indicative of the presence of the target microbe; and
providing an indication that a presence of the target microbe has been detected based upon the determination,
wherein at an intermediate time interval prior to the end of the incubation period, the threshold number of occurrences of the characteristic change in light is a first threshold number associated with the intermediate time interval and the concentration of the target microbe is indicated by a number of occurrences of the characteristic change in light from a predetermined number of the plurality of liquid samples that exceeds the first threshold number,
wherein at the end of the incubation period, the threshold number of occurrences of the characteristic change in light is a second threshold associated with the entire incubation period and the concentration of the target microbe is indicated by a number of occurrences of the characteristic change in light from the plurality of liquid samples that exceeds the second threshold number.

US Pat. No. 10,190,080

METHOD FOR CLEANING SYSTEMS

Thonhauser GmbH, Giesshe...

1. A method for cleaning a system and detecting a state of cleanliness of the system by monitoring a color change and comparing the color change to a setpoint value, the method comprising the following steps:a) providing a cleaning composition comprising at least one oxidizing agent for oxidizing impurities and containing a color indicator;
b) continuously conducting the cleaning composition through the system;
c) determining color values F of the cleaning composition at fixed time intervals and at one or more locations including at least after exit of the cleaning composition from the system;
d) calculating differences ?F between color values obtained from two consecutive determinations;
e) before putting a clean system into operation, determining color values until a difference ?F=0 is determined, whereafter the color value measured last is defined as an inherent system value FA and a maximum tolerable deviation from this value is specified as a setpoint value ?FA for cleaning; and
f) cleaning the system after its operation is carried out until the difference ?FA between two consecutive color values FR is equal to or smaller than ?FA, which shows that the system is clean.

US Pat. No. 10,190,075

ENRICHMENT OF PALMITOLEIC ACID AND PALMITOLEIC ACID DERIVATIVES BY DRY AND SOLVENT-AIDED WINTERIZATION

OMEGA PROTEIN CORPORATION...

1. A method for producing an oil composition of a liquid olein fraction that is not derived from algae, wherein the oil composition comprises a mixture of not more than 0.2% (wt %) palmitic acid and at least 59% (wt %) palmitoleic acid from said liquid olein fraction, said method comprising fractional crystallization of a starting oil mixture containing more than 0.2% (wt %) palmitic acid and less than 59% (wt %) palmitoleic acid to produce the liquid olein fraction and a solid stearin fraction, and wherein said fractional crystallization comprises:(a) incubating a solution of said starting oil mixture in an organic solvent at a ratio of organic solvent to starting oil mixture at a temperature between about ?20° C. to about ?70° C. to produce said solid stearin fraction and said liquid olein fraction, wherein said organic solvent is selected from methanol, ethanol, isopropyl alcohol, acetone, and hexane, and wherein the ratio of methanol to the starting oil mixture is 2:1 to 1:1, the ratio of ethanol to the starting oil mixture is 2:1 to 1:1, the ratio of isopropyl alcohol to the starting oil mixture is 1:4 to 1:6, and the ratio of acetone to the starting oil mixture is 1:6 to 1:8, or the ratio of hexane to the starting oil mixture is 1:8 to 1:10;
(b) separating said solid stearin fraction and said liquid olein fraction; and
(c) collecting said liquid olein fraction to produce the oil composition of said liquid olein fraction.

US Pat. No. 10,190,040

SELF-SUSPENDING PROPPANT FOR HYDRAULIC FRACTURING

STEP ENERGY SERVICES LTD....

1. A proppant composition comprising:a volume of water;
300-500 kg/m3 of a self-suspending proppant, including a plurality of proppant granules each with a hydrophilic polymer coating, the hydrophilic polymer coatings of the self-suspending proppant together defining a total polymer volume; and
100-800 kg/m3 of an untreated proppant,wherein there is a total proppant load including both the self-suspending proppant and the untreated proppant of 500-1000 kg/m3 in the composition and wherein a concentration of the self-suspending proppant in the water is sufficient (i) to reduce the water to an unabsorbed volume of less than 25% of the volume of water and (ii) to hydrate at least 75% of the total polymer volume.

US Pat. No. 10,190,030

TREATED GEOTHERMAL BRINE COMPOSITIONS WITH REDUCED CONCENTRATIONS OF SILICA, IRON AND LITHIUM

Alger Alternative Energy,...

1. A treated geothermal brine composition, the composition comprising a treated geothermal brine comprising lithium, silica, iron, and lead, and having a concentration of lithium of no more than 200 mg/kg, a concentration of silica of no more than 80 mg/kg, a concentration of iron of no more than 300 mg/kg, and a concentration of lead greater than 25 mg/kg, wherein the treated geothermal brine comprises recoverable amounts of one or more of metals selected from the group consisting of boron, cesium, and rubidium.

US Pat. No. 10,190,023

SILICA-BASED POLISHING PARTICLE AND ABRASIVE

JGC CATALYSTS AND CHEMICA...

1. A silica-based polishing particle having a three-dimensional polycondensation structure, whereinthe particle contains an alkoxy group therein, the particle having an average particle diameter (d) of 5 to 300 nm, an aspect ratio of 1.00 or more and 1.20 or less, and a carbon content of 0.005% by mass or more and less than 0.50% by mass.

US Pat. No. 10,190,021

FLOOR COATING COMPOSITIONS AND FLOORING MATERIAL

DEXERIALS AMERICA CORPORA...

1. A floor coating composition used for coating of a floor and comprising components (A) to (E) below as essential components:component (A): a bifunctional (meth)acrylate compound not having an alicyclic structure;
component (B1): a trifunctional or more urethane (meth)acrylate oligomer;
component (B2): a hexafunctional or more urethane (meth)acrylate oligomer other than the component (B1);
component (C): a melamine (meth)acrylate;
component (D): metal oxide nanoparticles; and
component (E): an active energy ray polymerization initiator,
wherein the amount of component (A) contained is more than 24 weight % and less than 50 weight %, the amount of component (B1) contained is more than 10 weight % and less than 35 weight %, the amount of component (B2) contained is not less than 10 weight % and not more than 15 weight %, and the amount of component (C) contained is not less than 10 weight % and less than 20 weight %, and
wherein component (E) contains a hydrogen abstraction photopolymerization initiator.

US Pat. No. 10,189,958

ORGANIC POLYMERIC PARTICLES, PAPER COATING COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS

OMNOVA Solutions, Inc., ...

1. A coated paper comprising:a base paper having a first and a second surface; and
a paper coating composition applied to the first, the second, or both the first and second surfaces, where the paper coating composition comprises a binder and a hollow porous particle; and
where the hollow porous particle was prepared by a process that includes
(i) providing an organic polymeric particle including a core including a polymer including units deriving from the polymerization of acrylate monomer; and a shell surrounding the core, where the shell includes a polymer having units deriving from the polymerization of styrene monomer and acrylate monomer selected from methyl acrylate, butyl acrylate, and combinations thereof; where the shell includes polymer having from 70 to 98 weight units deriving from the polymerization of styrene monomer, and from 2 to 30 weight units deriving from the polymerization of acrylate monomer; and
(ii) subjecting the organic polymeric particle to conditions that will hydrolyze the units deriving from the polymerization of acrylate monomer within the shell and the core, to thereby provide a hollow porous particle.

US Pat. No. 10,189,834

IMIDAZO[4,5-C]QUINOLIN-2-ONE COMPOUNDS AND THEIR USE IN TREATING CANCER

AstraZeneca AB, Sodertal...

1. A compound of Formula (I):or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, where:Q is a cyclobutyl or cyclopentyl ring, each of which is optionally substituted by one hydroxy or methoxy group, or Q is an oxetanyl, tetrahydrofuranyl or oxanyl ring, each of which is optionally substituted by one methyl group;
R1 is methyl;
R2 is hydrogen or methyl; or R1and R2 together form an azetidinyl, pyrrolidinyl or piperidinyl ring;
R3 is hydrogen or fluoro;
R4 is hydrogen or methyl; and
R5 is hydrogen or fluoro.

US Pat. No. 10,189,824

PYRIMIDINE-DIAMINE DUAL HSP90/TRAP1 INHIBITORS

Calasia Pharmaceuticals, ...

1. A compound of Formula (I):
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein
R1 is hydrogen, halo, (C1-C3)alkyl, halo(C1-C3)alkyl, (C1-C3)alkoxy, or halo(C1-C3)alkoxy;
R3, R4, and R5 are independently hydrogen, halo, (C1-C3)alkyl, halo (C1-C3)alkyl, (C1-C3)alkoxy, halo(C1-C3)alkoxy, cyano,
R2 is heteroaryl or heterocycyl, each of which are optionally substituted with 1 to 2 groups independently selected from R6, but not 4-morpholinyl or benzo[d][1,3]dioxol-5-yl;p is 0, 1, or 2;
R6 is selected from halo, cyano, nitro, amino, hydroxy, carboxy, (C1-C6)alkyl, heterocyclyl, aryl, arylalkyl, heteroaryl, heteroalkyl, heterocyclylalkyl, hydroxy(C1-C6)alkyl, CO2H, (CH2)1-3COOH, (C1-C3)alkylcarbonyloxy, (C3-C6)cycloalkyl, hydroxy(C3-C6)cycloalkyl, (C4-C7)cycloalkylalkyl, (C2-C6)alkenyl, halo(C2-C6)alkenyl, hydroxy(C2-C6)alkenyl, (C2-C6)alkynyl, (C3-C6)cycloalkyl(C2-C4)alkynyl, halo(C1-C6)alkyl, halo(C3-C6)cycloalkyl, halo(C4-C7)cycloalkylalkyl, (C1-C6)alkoxy, (C3-C6)cycloalkoxy, (C4-C7)cycloalkylalkoxy, halo(C1-C6)alkoxy, halo(C3-C6)cycloalkoxy, halo(C4-C7)cycloalkylalkoxy, (C1-C6)alkylthio, (C3-C6)cycloalkythio, (C4-C7)cycloalkylalkylthio, halo(C1-C6)alkylthio, halo(C3-C6)cycloalkythio, halo(C4-C7)cycloalkylalkylthio, (C1-C6)alkylsulfinyl, (C3-C6)cycloalkylsulfinyl, (C4-C7)cycloalkylalkylsulfinyl, halo(C1-C6)alkylsulfonyl, halo(C3-C6)cycloalkylsulfinyl, halo(C4-C7)cycloalkylalkylsulfinyl, (C1-C6)alkylsulfonyl, (C3-C6)cycloalkylsulfonyl, (C4-C7)cycloalkylalkylsulfonyl, halo(C3-C6)cycloalkylsulfonyl, halo(C4-C7)cycloalkylalkylsulfonyl, (C1-C6)alkylamino, di(C1-C6)alkylamino, (C1-C6)alkoxy(C1-C6)alkoxy, halo(C1-C6)alkoxy(C1-C6)alkoxy, (C1-C6)alkoxycarbonyl, H2NCO, H2NSO2, (C1-C6)alkylaminocarbonyl, di(C1-C6)alkylaminocarbonyl, (C1-C3)alkoxy(C1-C3)alkylaminocarbonyl, heterocyclylcarbonyl, (C1-C6)alkylaminosulfonyl, di(C1-C6)alkylaminosulfonyl, heterocyclylsulfonyl, (C1-C6)alkylcarbonylamino, (C1-C6)alkyl-carbonylamino(C1-C6)alkyl, (C1-C6)alkylsulfonylamino, (C1-C6)alkylsulfonylamino(C1-C6)alkyl, (C1-C6)alkoxycarbonyl(C1-C6)alkoxy, (C1-C6)alkoxy(C1-C6)alkyl, halo(C1-C6)alkoxy(C1-C6)alkyl, hydroxy(C1-C6)alkoxy, oxo, amino(C1-C6)alkyl, (C1-C6)alkylamino(C1-C6)alkyl, di(C1-C6)alkylamino(C1-C6)alkyl amino(C2-C6)alkoxy, (C1-C6)alkylamino(C2-C6)alkoxy, di(C1-C6)alkylamino(C2-C6)alkoxy, (C1-C6)alkylcarbonyl, hydroxy(C1-C6)alkylcarbonyl, (C1-C6)alkylhydroxycarbonyl, (C1-C6)alkylhydroxy(C1-C6)alkyl, (C3-C6)cycloalkylcarbonyl, (C3-C6)cycloalkylaminocarbonyl, {(C3-C6)cycloalkyl}{(C1-C6)alkyl}aminocarbonyl, di(C3-C6)cycloalkylaminocarbonyl, (C3-C6)cycloalkylaminosulfonyl, {(C3-C6)cycloalkyl}{(C1-C6)alkyl}aminosulfonyl, di(C3-C6)cycloalkylaminosulfonyl, cyano(C1-C6)alkyl, aminocarbonyl(C1-C6)alkyl, (C1-C6)alkylaminocarbonyl(C1-C6)alkyl, di(C1-C6)alkylaminocarbonyl(C1-C6)alkyl, (C3-C6)cycloalkylaminocarbonyl(C1-C6)alkyl, {(C3-C6)cycloalkyl}{(C1-C6)alkyl}aminocarbonyl(C1-C6)alkyl, [(C1-C6)alkyl(C4-C6)heterocyclyl](C1-C6)alkyl, and di(C3-C6)cycloalkylaminocarbonyl(C1-C6)alkyl;
R7 and R8 are independently hydrogen or alkyl; and
R9 is H or alkyl.

US Pat. No. 10,189,819

FACTOR IXA INHIBITORS

Mochida Paraceuticals Co....

1. A compound of Formula I:
wherein A is selected from:

R1 is phenyl, which is optionally substituted with halo, R5, (C?O)OR5, (C?O)NR5R6 or C1-3 alkyl(C?O)OR5; or heteroaryl, which is optionally substituted with one or two substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halo, oxo, R5, OR5, NR5R6 and C1-3 alkyl-NR5R6;
R2 is hydrogen or C1-6 alkyl;
R3 is heteroaryl, which is optionally substituted with one or two substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halo, oxo, cyclopropyl, R5, OR5, (C?O)OR5 and CH2SO2CH3;
each R4 is independently selected from halo, R5 or OR5,
each R5 is hydrogen or C1-6 alkyl, which is optionally substituted with one to three substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halo and hydroxy;
R6 is hydrogen, cyclopropyl or C1-6 alkyl, which is optionally substituted with one to three substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halo and hydroxy;
Ra is hydrogen, halo, C1-6 alkyl or O(C1-6 alkyl);
Rb is hydrogen, halo, C1-6 alkyl or O(C1-6 alkyl);
Rc is hydrogen, halo, C1-6 alkyl or O(C1-6 alkyl);
Rd is hydrogen, halo, C1-6 alkyl or O(C1-6 alkyl);
Re is hydrogen, halo, C1-6 alkyl or O(C1-6 alkyl);
Rf is hydrogen, halo, C1-6 alkyl or O(C1-6 alkyl);
Rg is hydrogen, halo, C1-6 alkyl or O(C1-6 alkyl);
Rh is hydrogen, halo, C1-6 alkyl or O(C1-6 alkyl);
n is an integer between zero and two;
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,189,798

ANTIMICROBIAL COMPOUNDS, METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME AND ARTICLES COMPRISING THEM

MEDICAL TECHNOLOGY RESEAR...

1. An antimicrobial silver s-triazine compound consisting of:silver with an s-triazine ring carrying at least one substituent R and/or R1 on a nitrogen atom;
wherein R and/or R1 is not hydrogen;
wherein the antimicrobial silver s-triazine compound has one of the following chemical structures:

wherein, for structure (iv), R and R1 include one of the group consisting of a straight chain alkyl group of 1 to 20 carbon atoms, a branched alkyl group of 0.1 to 20 carbon atoms, an allyl group, a vinyl group, a napthyl group, and a heteroaryl group when R and R1 are different;
wherein, for structure (iv), R and R1 include one of the group consisting of the straight chain alkyl group of 1 to 20 carbon atoms, the branched alkyl group of 1 to 20 carbon atoms, and the napthyl group when R and R1 are identical; and
wherein, for structure (i), R includes one of the group consisting of the straight chain alkyl group of 1 to 20 carbon atoms, the branched alkyl group of 1 to 20 carbon atoms, the allyl group, the vinyl group, a phenyl group, a benzyl group, the napthyl group, and the heteroaryl group.

US Pat. No. 10,189,789

PROCESS FOR THE PREPARATION OF ANDROGEN RECEPTOR ANTAGONISTS AND INTERMEDIATES THEREOF

Orion Corporation, Espoo...

1. A method for preparing 2-chloro-4-(1H-pyrazol-3-yl)benzonitrile of formula (V)comprising the steps ofa) reacting 1-(tetrahydro-2H-pyran-2-yl)-5-(4,4,5,5-tetramethyl-1,3,2-dioxaborolan-2-yl)-1H-pyrazole of formula (I)
with 4-bromo-2-chlorobenzonitrile of formula (II)at an elevated temperature in the presence of Pd(OAc)2, triphenylphosphine and a base in an acetonitrile-water solvent to form 2-chloro-4-(1-(tetrahydro-2H-pyran-2-yl)-1H-pyrazol-5-yl)benzonitrile of formula (III)
b) treating the compound of formula (III) with a catalytic amount of HCl in a methanol solvent;
c) adding a base to neutralize the mixture; and
d) isolating the compound of formula (V).

US Pat. No. 10,189,731

UNDERGROUND SEPTIC TANK

Pallette Stone Corporatio...

1. An underground septic tank comprising:a substantially liquid impermeable, cylindrical plastic vessel having a top, a bottom, sides, and a substantially horizontal longitudinal axis;
a concrete container encasing and retaining the cylindrical plastic vessel, the concrete container contacting the bottom and at least partially contacting the sides of the cylindrical plastic vessel; and
at least one opening for receiving waste effluent into the cylindrical plastic vessel;
wherein the septic tank is adapted to withstand vehicle loading.

US Pat. No. 10,189,720

WATER PURIFYING CARTRIDGE AND PITCHER-TYPE WATER PURIFIER

Mitsubishi Rayon Cleansui...

1. A water purifying cartridge, comprising:a water purification material for treating water to be treated;
a housing body in which the water purification material is directly received, a discharge hole discharging purified water is formed at a bottom, and a top end is opened;
a plate-shaped housing lid provided at the top end of the housing body, and
a film filtration water purification unit and an adsorption water purification unit,
wherein the adsorption water purification unit is disposed at an upstream side of the film filtration water purification unit, and the adsorption water purification unit is configured by an adsorbing material that is directly filled in the housing body, and
wherein the film filtration water purification unit is a hollow fiber film water purification unit.

US Pat. No. 10,189,710

METHOD OF PURIFYING PHOSPHORIC ACID

TENOVA ADVANCED TECHNOLOG...

1. A method of purifying phosphoric acid comprising:(a) providing a pre-treated wet phosphoric acid feed containing:
(i) 2-62% phosphoric acid, expressed as a percent weight of P2O5 in said feed;
(ii) a sulfate concentration of at least 15 ppm, per each 1 percent weight of said P2O5 in said feed; and
(iii) metallic impurities including iron, aluminum, calcium, magnesium, and chromium, a total feed concentration of said iron, aluminum, calcium, magnesium, and chromium being at least 10 ppm, per each 1 percent weight of said P2O5 in said feed;
(b) subjecting said pre-treated wet phosphoric acid feed to a first nanofilter in at least a first nanofiltration stage, to obtain a first permeate and a first reject;
(c) treating said first permeate to produce sulfate solids in a partially treated phosphoric acid stream;
(d) removing at least a portion of said solids from said phosphoric acid stream to produce a sulfate-depleted phosphoric acid stream; and
(e) subjecting said sulfate-depleted phosphoric acid stream to at least a second nanofilter in at least one additional nanofiltration stage, to obtain a purified phosphoric acid in a second permeate, and a second reject, said second permeate containing:
(i) a concentration of 2-62% phosphoric acid, expressed as a percent weight of P2O5 in said second permeate;
(ii) a sulfate concentration of less than 10 ppm per each 1 percent weight of said P2O5 in said second permeate; and
(iii) metallic impurities including iron, aluminum, calcium, magnesium, and chromium, a total concentration of said iron, aluminum, calcium, magnesium, and chromium in said second permeate being at most 5 ppm, per each 1 percent weight of said P2O5 in said second permeate.

US Pat. No. 10,189,696

BOTTLED BAG FLUID DISPENSER

Utrem Innovation, LLC, H...

1. An apparatus for dispensing a beverage comprising:a bottle;
a bladder for containing the beverage; and
a spigot for dispensing the beverage, wherein the spigot comprises:
one or more air ports, wherein each air port comprises a cutout on a wall of the spigot, wherein the one or more air ports are configured to maintain atmospheric pressure inside the bottle; and
one or more vertical ridged elements, wherein the bladder is sealed to a base portion of the spigot, and wherein the one or more ridged elements are configured to create an air gap between the spigot and the bottle to allow air to flow into a body of the bottle.

US Pat. No. 10,189,677

ELEVATOR CONTROL SYSTEM WITH FACIAL RECOGNITION AND AUTHORIZED FLOOR DESTINATION VERIFICATION

Edward A. Bryant, Maplew...

1. A method for controlling an elevator car using facial recognition, comprising the steps of:providing at least one elevator car, the at least one elevator car controlled by an elevator control system;
providing a facial image database comprising facial image data of authorized passengers and corresponding authorized floor destination data for each such passenger;
providing a facial recognition program capable of comparing a facial image stored in the facial image database to video data output from a first imaging device, the facial recognition program in communication with the elevator control system;
providing a first imaging device capable of outputting video data;
detecting an elevator passenger's upturned head and recognizing a facial image of the elevator passenger's face in a field of view of the first imaging device;
capturing the elevator passenger's facial image using video data output from the first imaging device;
comparing the captured facial image to the facial image data;
determining a match between the captured facial image and a facial image stored in the facial image database;
sending a signal to the elevator control system to call the at least one elevator car in a preferred up/down direction; and
sending a signal to the elevator control system to move the at least one elevator car to the elevator passenger's authorized floor destination.

US Pat. No. 10,189,671

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR THE SUBSEQUENT PROCESSING OF PRINTED PRODUCTS

Muller Martini Holding AG...

1. A device for processing printed products (4,5) comprising,a transport device (10,12) for transporting printed products (4) along a transport path (100), wherein said transport device includes a plurality of transport members (11,13) arranged behind one another in the transport direction (101) for respectively transporting a printed product (4) to be processed;
a plurality of processing devices (3,6,7,8) that are arranged along the transport path (100) for sequentially modifying the transported printed products (4);
a controller (9) operatively connected to the transport device (10,12) and at least one of the processing devices (3,6,7,8) for mutual communication of control signals;
a lighting system (20) extending along the transport path (100) and operatively connected to the controller (9); wherein
the lighting system (20) is divided into individual lighting segments (21.1,21.n) along the transport path;
each lighting segment (21.1, . . . , 21.n) comprises at least one activatable light source (22); and
each lighting segment (21.1, . . . , 21.n) is operatively connected to the controller (9) for receiving a segment control signal,
wherein the controller (9) monitors the control signals for information on the presence and status of the printed products (4) and in response to said information, generates a control signal to separately activate a light source in each individual lighting segment (21.1, . . . , 21.n) to provide a visual indication of the current status of a printed product (4) in proximity to the activated lighting segment (21.1, . . . , 21.n).

US Pat. No. 10,189,661

VACUUM WHEEL WITH SEPARATE CONTACT AND VACUUM SURFACES

Core Flow Ltd., Daliyat ...

1. A vacuum wheel for transporting a substrate, the vacuum wheel comprising:a fixed conduit that is connectable to a suction source;
at least one vacuum surface on a circumference of the vacuum wheel, the vacuum surface including a plurality of vacuum openings that are distributed around the circumference, such that rotation of the wheel causes vacuum openings of said plurality of vacuum openings to successively fluidically connect to the fixed conduit such that when suction is applied by the suction source to the fixed conduit, suction is applied to one or more of said plurality of vacuum openings that are currently fluidically connected to the fixed conduit; and
at least one contact surface on the circumference of the vacuum wheel, said at least one contact surface being adjacent to and extending outward beyond the vacuum surface such that, when the suction is applied to said one or more of said plurality of vacuum openings, the substrate is drawn toward the vacuum surface, so as to contact said at least one contact surface without contacting the vacuum surface, and so as to apply a friction force between said at least one contact surface and the substrate to transport the substrate when the wheel rotates.

US Pat. No. 10,189,646

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISTRIBUTING ARTICLES IN A STORAGE COMPARTMENT

REDDY ICE TECHNOLOGY LLC,...

17. A bagged ice storage and dispensing system, comprising:a temperature controlled storage unit having an internal storage area, an upper wall, a lower wall, a front wall, a rear wall, and opposite ends, at least one door in the front wall allowing access to the storage area;
the lower wall of the storage unit defining at least a first row of adjacent storage positions configured to support stacked bags of ice;
an opening in the upper wall communicating with a bagged ice supplier and configured to receive successive bags of ice for distribution into the storage unit;
a bag distributing unit secured in an upper portion of the storage unit and extending horizontally above the first row of storage positions, the distributing unit comprising a horizontal rail extending parallel to the first row, a carriage movably mounted on the horizontal rail, a horizontal drive configured to drive the carriage back and forth in a horizontal path along the rail, a horizontal support platform mounted on the carriage, the platform having a conveyor configured to support a bag of ice on the platform and a conveyor drive associated with the conveyor which is configured to drive the conveyor in at least a first direction to convey a bag off the platform and drop the bag into an underlying storage position; and
a controller associated with the bag distributing unit and configured to control the horizontal drive and conveyor drive to drive the support platform to selected positions in the horizontal path and to actuate the conveyor drive at each selected position to convey a bag off the platform and into the underlying storage position;
wherein the lower wall of the storage unit defines first and second side-by-side rows of stacked bag storage positions, and the support platform is movably mounted on the carriage, the system further comprising a platform drive configured to move the platform between a first position for distributing bags into the first row and a second position for distributing bags into the second row, the controller being configured to control the platform drive to move the platform back and forth between the first and second positions for distribution of bags into the first and second rows, respectively; and
wherein the carriage has a support arm extending transverse to the first and second rows and the platform is movably mounted on the support arm, the support arm having a lower wall facing the lower wall of the storage unit, and first and second detectors are positioned on the lower wall and configured to detect bag fill levels in the storage positions in the first and second rows, respectively, the detectors having outputs connected to the controller.

US Pat. No. 10,189,611

CLOSURE COMBINATION

Obrist Closures Switzerla...

1. A closure combination comprising a closure body and a container neck,said closure body and said container neck comprising co-operable screw threads that allow said dispensing closure body to be screwed onto said container neck into an engaged condition,
characterized in that
the closure body screw thread and the container neck screw thread comprise co-operable reversed thread run-out portions,
said co-operable reversed thread run-out portions defining a locking position, rotational engagement of the screw threads beyond the locking position locks the closure body onto the container neck,
said co-operable reversed thread run-out portions are engageable to prevent said closure body from being unscrewed from said container neck after said dispensing closure body has been screwed onto said container neck into a locked condition by acting to force the closure body back onto the neck.

US Pat. No. 10,189,546

EMERGENCY SHIP ARREST SYSTEM AND METHOD

ALASKA MARITIME PREVENTIO...

1. An emergency ship arrest system comprising:a vessel attachment system configured to operatively connect to a disabled vessel at sea, the vessel attachment system including a bridle system and a hawser assembly having a hawser line, wherein a proximal end of the hawser line is operatively connected to the bridle system, and wherein the bridle system is configured to engage at least four fittings on a foredeck of the disabled vessel to distribute a load applied to the hawser line over the at least four fittings on the foredeck;
a retrieving system detachably connected to the vessel attachment system in a setup position, the retrieving system including a retrieving line, wherein a proximal end of the retrieving line is detachably connected to a distal end of the hawser line in the setup position; and
a para sea anchor system detachably connected to the vessel attachment system in an anchor position, the para sea anchor system including a main rode and a para sea anchor having a canopy and a plurality of shrouds, wherein a proximal end of the main rode is detachably connected to the distal end of the hawser line in the anchor position, wherein each of the plurality of shrouds of the para sea anchor interconnects a distal end of the main rode and a perimeter of the canopy.

US Pat. No. 10,189,488

RAILWAY FREIGHT CAR DRAFT GEAR ASSEMBLY

AMSTED RAIL COMPANY, INC....

1. A draft gear assembly for use with railway freight cars, the draft gear assembly having a front end and a back end and comprising:a draft sill;
a yoke having a rear wall and being shiftable relative to the draft sill between a buff position, a neutral position, and a draft position,
a front draft gear adjacent a butt end of a coupler shank, the front draft gear including a front follower, a back follower, and a front resilient member therebetween;
a back draft gear adjacent the rear wall of the yoke, the back draft gear including a front follower, a back follower, and a back resilient member therebetween,
an intermediate stop member between the front draft gear and the back draft gear,
a yoke intermediate stop of the yoke between the front draft gear and the back draft gear, the yoke intermediate stop being shiftable relative to the intermediate stop member with shifting of the yoke between the buff position, neutral position, and draft position;
the front resilient member and the back resilient member being compressible,
the draft sill having front stops, the front draft gear including a front stop surface for contact with the draft sill front stops,
the draft sill having rear stops, the back draft gear including a back stop surface for contact with the draft sill rear stops,
the front draft gear including a back stop surface contacting the yoke intermediate stop with the yoke in the neutral position, and
the back draft gear including a front stop surface contacting the yoke intermediate stop with the yoke in the neutral position.

US Pat. No. 10,189,486

RAILCAR WITH NESTED SLIDING GATES

Trinity North American Fr...

1. A railcar system comprising:a railcar; and
a nested sliding gate assembly disposed within the railcar, and comprising:
an upper deck comprising a plurality of holes;
a lower deck positioned below the upper deck, and comprising a plurality of discharge ports; and
a driving system operably coupled to the lower deck, wherein:
the driving system is configured to position the lower deck in a first position with respect to the upper deck,
the holes of the upper deck and the discharge ports of the lower deck do not align when the lower deck is in the first position,
the driving system is configured to position the lower deck in a second position with respect to the upper deck, and
the holes of the upper deck and the discharge ports of the lower deck at least partially align when the lower deck is in the second position.

US Pat. No. 10,189,476

BRAKE FORCE DISTRIBUTION

Zoox, Inc., Foster City,...

1. A vehicle operable to travel in at least a first direction, the vehicle comprising:two or more wheel assemblies;
a power system operable to provide power to enable the vehicle to accelerate;
a brake system operable to cause, responsive to a braking action, a first negative force to be distributed between the two or more wheel assemblies to cause the vehicle to decelerate; and
a control system comprising:
one or more processors; and
one or more instructions executable by the one or more processors to send a command, responsive to the braking action, to at least one of the power system or the brake system to:
cause the power system to affect a second negative force on a first wheel assembly of the two or more wheel assemblies at a first time; and
cause the power system to affect a positive force on a second wheel assembly of the two or more wheel assemblies at a second time that is substantially a same time as the first time,
wherein an application of the second negative force and the positive force generates a brake force distribution such that a first total amount of braking force applied at the first wheel assembly is greater than a second total amount of braking force applied at the second wheel assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,189,439

SEAT BELT RETRACTOR AND SEAT BELT DEVICE

JOYSOFT SAFETY SYSTEMS JA...

1. A seat belt retractor provided with a spool configured to perform winding of a webbing for restraining an occupant, a shaft inserted through an axial center of the spool, and a locking base connected to the shaft and capable of switching between a rotating state and a non-rotating state, the seat belt retractor comprising:a load adjustment member disposed between the shaft and the locking base and configured to block or reduce load transmission in a case where a load equal to or greater than a threshold is applied to the shaft; and
an energy absorption device disposed between the spool and the locking base and capable of changing an energy absorption amount according to a relative rotation speed between the spool and the locking base, wherein the energy absorption device is connected in parallel with the load adjustment member, and wherein the energy absorption device includes a housing coaxially disposed on a spool side, a clutch plate coaxially disposed on a locking base side, and a drag generation member housed inside the housing and configured to generate drag according to a relative rotation speed between the housing and the clutch plate, and
wherein
the housing has a pair of facing planes facing a front surface and a back surface of the clutch plate, wherein annular corrugated grooves are formed on the pair of facing planes such that projections and recesses thereof are synchronous with each other,
the drag generation member includes a plurality of driving pins having both ends thereof inserted into the corrugated grooves, and
the clutch plate has a plurality of openings through which the plurality of driving pins is inserted so as to be capable of moving along the corrugated grooves.

US Pat. No. 10,189,244

METHOD FOR SELECTING A FORMAT FOR A SECTION TO BE PRINTED

Hewlett-Packard Gesellsch...

1. A method for producing a print product including selecting a print section format for a section to be printed having at least one signature, the steps comprising:selecting, by a processor, a print section layout that divides the section to be printed in a running direction and in a transversal direction into adjacent units;
assigning the at least one signature which includes pages in a page format of the print product to a unit of the adjacent units;
determining border regions outside of the at least one signature, longitudinal dimensions in a running direction of the at least one signature, and transversal dimensions in a transversal direction of the at least one signature, wherein at least one of the border regions adjoins an adjacent border region for an adjacent page;
implementing a fold-over outside of at least one of the border regions;
calculating an optimal longitudinal dimension from the sums of the longitudinal dimensions and the border regions adjoining in the running direction, the fold-over outside of at least one of the border regions in the running direction, and a percentage of a difference between a longitudinal dimension and a minimum longitudinal dimension;
calculating an optimal transversal dimension from the sums of the transversal dimensions and the border regions adjoining in the transversal direction, and a percentage of a difference between a transversal dimension and a minimum transversal dimension; and
selecting the print section format so that the longitudinal dimension of the print section format is at least equal to the optimal longitudinal dimension and the transversal dimension of the print section format is at least equal to the optimal transversal dimension;
imprinting the section to be printed;
collating the at least one signature for the imprinted section; and
cutting the imprinted and collated section into page format to form the print product.

US Pat. No. 10,189,234

MACHINE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR BUILDING BOARD

ONEDAY WALL AB, Orebro (...

1. A machine for finishing building boards which are essentially shaped as cuboids including a primary main side and opposite thereto a secondary main side each having a relatively large delimitation area and four edge sides each having a relatively small delimitation area, the machine comprising:a conveyor line configured to receive incoming body elements for building boards and transport the body elements in a working direction along a set of processing stations in the machine;
a first processing station of said set of processing stations comprises laterally operating processing means configured to, by gluing, apply a first edge strip, of a female type, along a first edge side of said four edge sides in such a manner that the first edge strip is brought in parallel with the primary main side; and
a second processing station of said set of processing stations comprises vertically operating processing means configured to:
apply, by gluing, a primary surface layer which covers the entire primary main side and the primary side of the first edge stripe, and thereafter
apply a vertical pressure over the body element and the first edge stripe across the working direction while the body element and the first edge stripe pass the second processing station in such a manner that the primary side of the first edge stripe is brought in level with the primary main side of the body element when passing through the second processing station.

US Pat. No. 10,189,214

FREESPACE COMPOSITE MANUFACTURING PROCESS AND DEVICE

Composite Cluster Singapo...

1. A movable apparatus for forming a thermo-softening part, the apparatus comprising:a stationary base structure of the thermo-softening part, the stationary base structure defining a first side and a second side disposed opposite from the first side
a first placement unit that comprises:
at least one first roller, the first roller configured to move in a first predetermined path conforming to the first side of the stationary base structure of the thermo-softening part, and
a first heat source, and
a second placement unit that comprises at least one second roller, which corresponds to the at least one first roller, the second roller configured to move in a second predetermined path conforming to the second side of the stationary base structure, and
wherein:
the first heat source is provided for heating an elongated thermo-softening material to a predetermined temperature, and
the at least one first roller and the at least one second roller are configured to compress the thermo-softening material and the stationary base structure, the at least one first roller configured to press the thermo-softening material to the first side of the stationary base structure, the at least one second roller configured to press against the second side of the stationary base structure opposite from the at least one first roller.

US Pat. No. 10,189,212

POROUS STAMP MATERIAL FOR LASER PROCESSING, POROUS STAMP USING THE SAME, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

Glory Industry Co., Ltd.,...

1. A porous stamp material consisting of a porous substance having continuous pores having 10-60 ?m pore diameter and comprising a non-crosslinked thermoplastic resin and 50-250 parts by weight of hydroxylated compound with respect to 100 parts by weight of the thermoplastic resin, wherein the starting temperature of dehydration of the hydroxylated compound is 100 to 500° C.

US Pat. No. 10,189,205

PRINTER HEAD Z-AXIS ALIGNMENT METHOD AND SYSTEM

NORTHWORKS AUTOMATION, IN...

1. A z-axis calibration system for a three-dimensional printer comprising:a controller determining a zero position for a three-dimensional printer printhead in an x-axis and a y-axis, as well as finding an initial position for position of the printhead in the z-axis;
a hotend of the printhead for deposition of printing material, the hotend connected to the printhead via a connector moveable in the z-axis, the hotend including an arm extending outward therefrom;
an optical sensor assembly including an emitter and a detector, the optical sensor assembly directly affixed to the printhead, where at the initial position in the z-axis, the arm of the hotend extends in-between the emitter and the detector; and
wherein the controller calibrates a starting position for the printhead based on z-axis movement of the printhead distinct from the hotend as facilitated by the connector, causing z-axis displacement of the arm on the hotend, the z-axis displacement allowing the detector to detect a change in light from the emitter.

US Pat. No. 10,189,176

AUTOMATED APPARATUS FOR CONSTRUCTING ASSEMBLIES OF BUILDING COMPONENTS

Williams Robotics, LLC, ...

1. A system for constructing wall panels comprising a plurality of structural members, the system comprising:a source of structural members of predetermined size;
a horizontal table configured to support structural members as the structural members are being formed into a wall panel, the table including a stationary section and a movable carriage that is configured to move in a longitudinal direction toward and away from the stationary section;
an articulated arm unit having a gripper, the articulating arm unit positioned to retrieve structural members from the source with the gripper and place them on the table;
at least one first clamping unit fixedly mounted to the stationary section for clamping structural members thereto;
at least one second clamping unit fixedly mounted to the movable carriage for clamping structural members thereto; and
a controller that controls the movement of the articulating arm unit and the movable carriage.

US Pat. No. 10,189,166

SUCTION EQUIPMENT

HARMOTEC CO., LTD., Kofu...

1. Suction equipment comprising:a columnar main body;
a flat end face formed at the main body;
a concave part formed at the end face;
a fluid flow-forming means for forming a fluid swirl flow in the concave part or forming a radial flow by discharging fluid into the concave part, the fluid swirl flow or the radial flow generating negative pressure that applies suction to a member;
a baffle plate including a hole formed at a center of the baffle plate such that the hole opens toward the member, the hole allowing the fluid, to which suction has been applied due to the negative pressure, to pass through and prevent the member from entering the concave part; and
at least one support member supporting the baffle plate so that the baffle plate opposes the concave part, the at least one support member forming a flow path for the fluid to flow out of the concave part between the end face and the baffle plate.

US Pat. No. 10,189,130

MACHINE TOOL

DMG MORI CO., LTD., Yama...

1. A machine tool having a tool changer, comprising:a tool holding part holding a plurality of tools; and
a tool change mechanism changing a tool held by the tool holding part and a tool clamped by a spindle,
wherein the tool holding part is positioned in a side of the spindle to hold the plurality of tools in a manner in which axes of the tools are parallel to an axis of the spindle,
the tool change mechanism includes a circular arc movement mechanism,
the circular arc movement mechanism moves the tools from a tool holding position to a tool change position at which the tool is coaxial with the axis of the spindle, by at least a circular arc movement on a plane on which the axis of the spindle positioned in the tool change position and an axis of the tool positioned in the tool holding part are arranged,
the tool position is different for each of the tools,
a dividing wall is formed between the tool change mechanism and the spindle,
the dividing wall includes an opening which is closed by a shutter, and
the circular arc movement mechanism moves the tools in the circular arc movement through the opening when the shutter opens the opening.

US Pat. No. 10,189,109

PURGE DAM AND METHOD OF USE

DOCKWEILER AG, Neustadt-...

1. A purge dam assembly for confining a volume within an assembly of pipes, including a distal pipe and a proximal pipe together arranged for butt welding at a seam, comprises:a distal disk, the distal disk being covered at its periphery with a distal sock, the sock being a tubular pipe comprising a gasketing material, the gasketing material consisting of a synthetic textile, the synthetic textile comprising 100% continuous filament polyester, the filament being sufficiently soft to contact an electropolished stainless steel surface without significantly scratching that surface, the distal disk being sized such that the distal sock contacts but does not completely seal against an inner surface of the distal pipe permitting a purging flow of purge gas from the volume and past the distal disk when the purge disk assembly is inserted into the assembly of tubes or pipes;
a proximal disk, the proximal disk being covered at its periphery with a proximal sock comprising the gasketing material, the proximal disk defining a purge gas portal for admitting of a purging flow of purge gas into the volume and, further, being sized such that the proximal sock contacts but does not completely seal against an inner surface of the proximal pipe permitting a purging flow of purge gas from the volume and past the distal disk; and
a cross-member having a proximal and a distal end, the proximal end being affixed to the proximal disk and the distal end being affixed to the distal disk in a manner to preserve the spatial separation between the proximal disk and distal disk and to maintain the proximal and distal disks in coaxial alignment.

US Pat. No. 10,189,052

METHODS OF DRIVING POLARIZATION INVERSION IN FERROELECTRIC MATERIALS AND DEVICES

THUNDER BAY REGIONAL HEAL...

1. A method of electrically driving a ferroelectric material to achieve polarization inversion, the ferroelectric material having an anisotropic potential energy surface with an energy barrier for a curved switching path that is lower than for the barrier for a direct path associated with uniaxial switching, the method comprising:applying time-dependent voltages to the ferroelectric material in at least two directions; and
controlling the voltages such that the orientation of the electric field within the ferroelectric material varies with time during the switching cycle, such that the coercive field is reduced relative to the coercive field required for uniaxial excitation;
wherein the voltages are applied such that the coercive field is exceeded during the switching cycle, thereby achieving polarization inversion.

US Pat. No. 10,189,051

VIBRATION MOTOR AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

NIDEC SEIMITSU CORPORATIO...

1. A vibration motor, comprising:a base portion which expands perpendicular to a vertical center axis;
a magnet which is a single monolithic member made of a single magnetic material fixed to an upper side of the base portion to extend in a vertical direction;
a vibrator portion which is disposed around the magnet and vibrates in the vertical direction;
a cover portion which is fixed to the base portion and covers upper and side portions of the magnet and the vibrator portion; and
an elastic member which is disposed between an upper inner surface of the cover portion and a top portion of the vibrator portion; wherein
the vibrator portion includes:
a coil portion which faces the magnet in a radial direction; and
a mass portion which is fixed to the coil portion, and
the magnet includes:
a plurality of magnetic pole pairs which are arranged in the vertical direction and each of which has two vertically adjacent magnetic poles having a different polarity from each other; and
a non-magnetic portion which is disposed between each of the plurality of magnetic pole pairs in the vertical direction and in which the polarity of magnetic poles on both sides vertically adjacent to the non-magnetic portion is identical.

US Pat. No. 10,189,050

ELECTROMECHANICAL TRANSDUCER AND METHOD OF PRODUCING THE SAME

CANON KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

1. An electromechanical transducer of a capacitive type comprising:a substrate;
a first member stacked in a stacking direction on the substrate, the first member including a first electrode and a first insulating film;
a second member provided in the stacking direction on the substrate with the first member and a space therebetween, the second member including a second electrode and a second insulating film; and
a voltage-applying unit,
wherein the first insulating film included in the first member is positioned closer to the space than the first electrode is,
wherein the second insulating film included in the second member,
wherein the first insulating film includes silicon oxide and the second insulating film includes silicon nitride,
wherein the voltage-applying unit is configured to apply a voltage so that a potential of the first electrode is lower than a potential of the second electrode, and
wherein a root mean surface roughness of the first electrode is 2 nm or less.

US Pat. No. 10,189,038

INDUCTIVELY HEATABLE FLUID RESERVOIR FOR VARIOUS FLUID TYPES

Toaster Labs, Inc., Seat...

1. A fluid delivery pod comprising:a first surface;
a second surface that opposes the first surface;
a reservoir body intermediate the first and the second surfaces, wherein the reservoir body is configured to house a fluid;
an outlet port in fluid communication with the reservoir;
a heating structure within the reservoir body and being electrically conductive to wirelessly receive inductive energy from an energy source that is external to the fluid reservoir to heat at least a portion of the fluid within the reservoir body; and
a valve assembly that is operative to, in response to an application of compression forces on the opposing first and the second surfaces, dispense at least a portion of the heated fluid through the outlet port;
wherein the first surface further comprises a piston that translates along at least a portion of the reservoir body.

US Pat. No. 10,189,033

DEPOSITION OF COATINGS ON SUBSTRATES

Laser Fusion Technologies...

1. A coating process for the deposition of a layer of a first material onto a substrate of a second material, the second material optionally being different from the first material, the process including the steps:entraining powder particles of the first material into a carrier gas flow to form a powder beam directed to impinge on the substrate, thereby defining a powder beam footprint region at the substrate;
causing relative movement of the powder beam and the substrate in a movement direction to move the powder beam footprint relative to the substrate to deposit the layer of the first material; and
operating a laser source to direct a laser beam along a laser beam principal axis direction to provide a laser beam footprint to cause direct, local heating of at least one of the forward substrate region and the powder beam footprint region, without macroscopic melting of the first material,the laser beam principal axis direction being defined with reference to a plane coincident with or tangential to a surface of the substrate at the centre of the laser beam footprint in terms of an elevation angle from the plane to the laser beam principal axis direction and in terms of an acute azimuthal angle from the movement direction to the laser beam principal axis direction, wherein the elevation angle is 80° or less and the azimuthal angle is ±60° or less.

US Pat. No. 10,189,018

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISPENSING PRECISE ALIQUOTS OF LIQUID

VISTALAB TECHNOLOGIES, IN...

1. A pipette controller comprising:a pipette holder adapted to operatively connect a pipette to the pipette controller;
a pressure tank pneumatically connected to the pipette holder;
a pump pneumatically connected to the pressure tank and configured to inject air into the pressure tank to create positive air pressure inside the pressure tank;
an aliquot valve controlling airflow between the pressure tank and the pipette holder;
an electronic control; and
a pressure tank pressure sensor that measures air pressure inside the pressure tank;
wherein the electronic control opens and closes the aliquot valve; and
wherein the electronic control opens the aliquot valve to begin dispensing an aliquot of fluid, and closes the aliquot valve when the air pressure measured by the pressure tank pressure sensor changes to a predetermined air pressure corresponding to an amount of air transferred from the pressure tank to the pipette holder to dispense a volume of fluid equal to an aliquot volume.

US Pat. No. 10,189,004

REACTION CHAMBER FOR A CHEMICAL REACTOR, AND CHEMICAL REACTOR CONSTRUCTED THEREFROM

BAYER AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT,...

1. A reaction chamber for a chemical reactor, comprising:a first casing of the reaction chamber,
a first floor of the reaction chamber connected to the first casing and having an opening located in the floor,
an agitator shaft located in the chamber and having at least one agitator element connected thereto, wherein the agitator shaft, seen in the longitudinal direction, has a beginning and an end,
a removable sleeve having a first open end and an opposing second open end, wherein the second opposing open end projects out of the opening in the first floor of the reaction chamber,
wherein the removable sleeve is arranged in alignment with the axis of rotation of the agitator shaft,
wherein the internal diameter of the removable sleeve is greater than the diameter of the agitator shaft,
wherein the agitator shaft extends through the first open end and the opposing second open end of the removable sleeve out of the reaction chamber and forming a gap between the agitator shaft and the inner wall of the removable sleeve, and,
wherein each of the beginning and end of the agitator shaft is adapted to attach to an end or a beginning of a second agitator shaft, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,188,994

METHOD, APPARATUS AND SYSTEM FOR AFTERTREATMENT OF EXHAUST GAS

PROVENTIA OY, Oulunsalo ...

1. An apparatus for aftertreatment of exhaust gas comprising:a housing configured to define an inner cavity;
an exhaust inlet arranged to the housing for entering exhaust gas to the inner cavity;
a first flow guide in the inner cavity configured to guide at least part of the exhaust gas to a first direction to form a first direction flow, the first flow guide comprising:
an elongated blade extending across the inner cavity; and
a perforated tubular element, wherein at least part of the exhaust gas is configured to enter an interior of the perforated tubular element through apertures, the perforated tubular element being configured to guide the exhaust gas to a circulating and advancing movement in a first direction,
the first flow guide in the inner cavity is configured to form, using the exhaust gas, a center flow and an edge flow circulating and advancing around the center flow in the first direction;
a reactant inlet arranged to the housing for dispensing reactant to the first direction flow in the inner cavity, the reactant configured to mix with the exhaust gas, wherein mixing of the reactant and the exhaust gas occurs within center flow in the first direction flow, the second direction flow and the third direction flow, and the center flow is advancing inside the perforated tubular element in the first direction and the edge flow is circulating and advancing around the perforated tubular element in the first direction;
a second flow guide in the inner cavity located downstream from the first flow guide, the second flow guide configured to:
guide at least a part of the first direction flow to a second direction to form a second direction flow, wherein the second direction being opposite to the first direction; and
guide the second direction flow to a third direction to form a third direction flow, wherein the third direction being downstream to the second direction and parallel to the first direction; and
an exhaust outlet arranged to the housing for exiting output exhaust gas from the inner cavity, the exhaust outlet being downstream to the second flow guide,
wherein mixing of the reactant and the exhaust gas occurs within the first direction flow, the second direction flow and the third direction flow;
a solid tubular element downstream to the perforated tubular element and upstream to the second flow guide, configured to guide at least part of the first direction flow towards the second flow guide, wherein a diameter of the solid tubular element being greater than a diameter of a second end of the perforated tubular element and allowing a part of the circulating and advancing edge flow around the perforated tubular element to enter the solid tubular element.

US Pat. No. 10,188,990

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR POSITIONING A DETONATOR WITHIN A PERFORATING GUN ASSEMBLY

DynaEnergetics US, Inc., ...

1. A detonator positioning device for positioning a wireless detonator in a perforating gun assembly, the device comprising:a cylindrical body comprising an open end, a closed end, and a central bore adapted for receiving the detonator, the central bore extending along at least some of a length of the cylindrical body, the central bore including an enlarged bore portion adjacent the open end of the cylindrical body;
a plurality of arms extending toward the open end of the cylindrical body and at least partially enclosing the enlarged bore portion of the central bore, each of the plurality of arms adapted to retain a detonator head of the detonator when the detonator is positioned within the enlarged bore portion of the central bore; and
a plurality of legs extending from the cylindrical body and toward the closed end of the cylindrical body, each of the plurality of legs adapted to position the cylindrical body in the perforating gun assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,188,968

CANDLE FILTER SUPPORT AND PLATE ASSEMBLY FOR POLYMER MELTS

Westlake Longview Corpora...

1. A polymer melt filter support comprising:a hollow cylindrical body defined by a first end, a second end, and a cylinder wall having a first end portion and a second end portion;
a screw thread on the outside surface of the first end portion;
a plurality of holes in the cylinder wall at the second end portion;
an opening at the second end; and
a cone insert adapted to fit inside of the second end opening,
wherein the cone insert comprises a base plate,
wherein the perimeter of the top surface of the base plate comprises one or more recesses,
wherein the recesses and an inner surface of the cylindrical body define a reservoir for holding solder or weld metal for joining the cone insert to the cylindrical body,
wherein the holes allow for a polymer melt outside of the cylindrical body to flow inside of the cylindrical body,
wherein the first end comprises an opening for the polymer melt inside of the cylindrical body to flow outside of the cylindrical body,
wherein the area of the openings of the holes on the outside surface of the cylinder wall is larger than the area of the openings of the corresponding holes on the inside surface of the cylinder wall, and
wherein the shape of the openings of the holes on the outside surface is non-circular.

US Pat. No. 10,188,956

ASSEMBLY-TYPE EVOLUTIONARY GAME SYSTEM

ORGANIC CONSTRUCTION SYST...

1. An assembly-type evolutionary game system comprising the following components:a) extendable components of a base body which comprise:
a body abdomen-side part (8);
a first body back-side part (9);
a second body back-side part (10);
a third body back-side part (11);
a fourth body back-side part (12);
a fifth body back-side part (13); and
a sixth body back-side part (14);
wherein the extendable components include an internal extension metal array to extend and adjust proportions of the extendable components,
b) malleable structural joint pieces of the base body which comprise:
a short straight connection structural joint piece (1) with an end comprising a straight connection piece;
a middle straight connection structural joint piece (5) with an end comprising a straight connection piece;
a long straight connection structural joint piece (7) with an end comprising a straight connection piece;
a middle spherical connection structural joint piece (3) with an end comprising a spherical connection piece;
a long spherical connection structural joint piece (6) with an end comprising a spherical connection piece;
a mixed connection structural joint piece (2) with an end comprising a straight connection piece; and
a hand structural joint piece (4) including a hand connection piece;
wherein the malleable structural joint pieces are configurable to hold a shape after adjustment, and
c) rigid components of the base body which comprise:
a plurality of separate body parts, wherein each separate body part encloses a hollow portion and at least one clamp located at a curved portion of the body part and extending inwardly into the enclosed hollow portion within each separate body part, the plurality of separate body parts comprising:
a narrow rib (15);
a narrow limb connection main body (16);
a flat rib (18);
a flat limb connection main body (19),
wherein each of the plurality of separate body parts is configured to connect to at least one of the malleable structural joint pieces extending through the hollow portion using the at least one clamp thereon;
a plurality of additional rigid components comprising:
a thigh (17);
a knee (20);
an ankle (21);
a foot (22);
a wing (23);
a shin (24);
a fish tail piece (25) or a single tail piece (26);
a reptile head (27) or a fish head (29) comprising a skull and a jaw;
a crest (28);
a head connection component (30);
a front arm (31);
an elbow and wrist component (32); and
an arm (33),
wherein the extendable components connect to the malleable structural joint pieces, and
wherein coupling the components enables a formation of assembled components to create a diverse number of animals.

US Pat. No. 10,188,949

GAME OBJECT CONTROL SYSTEM AND PROGRAM

EARTHBEAT, INC., Shibuy-...

1. A game object control system which invokes various event processes to progress a game in a virtual world where a character corresponding to a user and other objects move, comprising:a game progress processing unit which progresses the game by invoking the various event processes;
a real map storage unit which stores real map information containing geographical information in a real world;
a virtual map information generation unit which generates virtual map information including coordinate information of the objects on virtual geographical information corresponding to the geographical information on the real map information in accordance with a game progress by the game progress processing unit;
a positional information acquisition unit which selects a coordinate position in the real world;
a real display data generation unit which generates real display data indicating the coordinate position selected by the positional information acquisition unit on the real map information on the basis of the coordinate position;
a virtual display data generation unit which generates virtual display data showing the character on the virtual map information corresponding to the coordinate position acquired by the positional information acquisition unit on the basis of the coordinate position;
a moving path recording unit which calculates and records a moving path on the basis of a displacement history of the coordinate position selected by the positional information acquisition unit;
a trail display unit which displays, as trails, the moving path recorded by the moving path recording unit on the real map information or the virtual map information; and
a display control unit which displays both or selected one of the virtual display data generated by the virtual display data generation unit and the real display data generated by the real display data generation unit, or displays part of either one overlapping the other, together with the trail displayed by the trail display unit,
wherein the positional information acquisition unit acquires the current position of another user in the real world, and selects, as the coordinate position, the position in which an object to be a proxy of the user is arbitrarily set on the real map information or the virtual map information as a proxy object, and
wherein the game progress processing unit sets the position of the proxy object in the map information on the basis of the position of the another user, and automatically moves the proxy object in accordance with the progress of the game.

US Pat. No. 10,188,923

ATHLETIC TRAINING TOOL

BODY ARTS GYM, LLC, Phil...

1. An athletic training device for training a user to maintain proper swinging position, the device comprising:a mouth piece having symmetric top part and bottom part configured in a spring loaded clam-shell-like clip arrangement;
wherein said top part and bottom part each include:
a grasp portion,
a bite guard portion, and
a clip opening portion;
wherein the top and bottom grasp portions are separated by a spring that provides a preloaded closing force on the top and bottom opening portions in order to attach the mouth piece onto he collar or breast portion of a user's shirt;
wherein the top and bottom bite guard portions are each shaped to allow the user to bite while swinging athletic equipment and maintain proper head position; and
wherein the grasp portion is configured to allow the user to easily open and close the opening portions using their fingers or mouth.

US Pat. No. 10,188,880

FILTER ASSEMBLY FOR A BREATHING APPARATUS

Cleanspace IP Pty Ltd, A...

1. A filter assembly for a breathing apparatus, the filter assembly comprising:a frame defining an aperture dimensioned to receive and retain a filter element;
a cover connected to the frame and dimensioned to cover the aperture;
a filter element; and
an indicator for indicating when the filter element is retained in the filter frame and the cover is arranged across the aperture, the indicator including a tab extending from each of the filter frame and the filter element;
wherein one of the tabs is arranged to overlay and substantially cover the other tab when the filter element is retained in the filter frame.

US Pat. No. 10,188,868

DEVICE SUPPORT APPARATUS

Nexstim Oyj, Helsinki (F...

21. A system for Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) comprising:a TMS coil device having at least one cable extending therefrom,
a chair with a back portion and a seat portion,
a first arm having a device attachment portion at one end configured to lockably receive the TMS coil device, said first arm further having a cable attachment portion configured to receive the at least one cable extending from the TMS coil device;
a second arm supporting the first arm by a coupling;
a base attached to a portion of the chair, said base comprising a curved portion and having the second arm mounted directly on the curved portion at an attachment point, wherein the curved portion is at least in part formed in the shape of a curve, the attachment point being configured to move along a length of the curve of the curved portion while remaining directly mounted on the curved portion, the shape of the curved portion enabling movement of the transcranial magnetic stimulation device to different sides of a head.

US Pat. No. 10,188,850

FLUID LEVEL MONITORING DEVICE

FIVAMED INC., Halifax (C...

1. A method for monitoring and/or controlling delivery of a fluid to a patient through a flexible fluid delivery tube, the method comprising:providing a fluid-flow monitoring and/or control device removeably mountable to a fluid delivery system configured to deliver the fluid to the patient, the fluid delivery system including the flexible fluid delivery tube, the fluid-flow control device including a fluid level sensing mechanism;
using the fluid level sensing mechanism to detect that a fluid level of the fluid supplied through the flexible delivery tube has dropped below a predetermined level; and
in response to the detection of the fluid level dropping below the predetermined level:
generating an alarm indicating that the fluid level has dropped below the predetermined level; and
reconfiguring a flow control mechanism from a first configuration in which flow of the fluid through the fluid delivery system is not blocked to a second configuration in which the flow of the fluid through the fluid delivery system is blocked by a portion of the flow control mechanism that is moved to interface with the fluid delivery system by:
configuring a trigger that is operatively coupled with the flow control mechanism in an actuated configuration in which the flow control mechanism is in the first configuration;
engaging a latching mechanism with a trigger to retain the trigger in the actuated configuration prior to the detection of the fluid level dropping below the predetermined level; and
inducing a length change in a shape memory wire that is operatively coupled with the latching mechanism so as to disengage the latching mechanism from the trigger and move the trigger from the actuated configuration to a non-actuated configuration which reconfigures the flow control mechanism from the first configuration to the second configuration in response to the detection of the fluid level dropping below the predetermined level.

US Pat. No. 10,188,843

ULTRASOUND AND MICROBUBBLES IN OCULAR DIAGNOSTICS AND THERAPIES

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN CA...

1. A method of treating a retinal blood vessel blockage of a patient, the method comprising:applying first ultrasound energy generated by an ultrasound probe to locate an area of blockage within a retinal blood vessel;
directing gas-filled microbubbles to the area of blockage within the retinal blood vessel, wherein the microbubbles are not loaded with a therapeutic agent; and
breaking up clots that are causing blockage at said area of blockage by delivering second ultrasound energy generated by the ultrasound probe to the area of blockage, wherein the delivering causes the microbubbles to activate or rupture.

US Pat. No. 10,188,797

PHARMACEUTICAL INJECTION DEVICE

PHC HOLDINGS CORPORATION,...

1. A pharmaceutical injection device, comprising:a main body case having a first end side, the first end side having an injection needle mounting portion and an injection needle mounted to the injection needle mounting portion;
a pharmaceutical syringe mounting portion that is provided inside the main body case and to which a pharmaceutical syringe is mounted;
a piston that is provided movably with respect to the pharmaceutical syringe;
a drive mechanism configured to drive the piston;
a cover that covers the injection needle mounting portion in an opened or closed state wherein, in the opened state of the cover, the injection needle mounting portion is exposed to an outside while the cover is still attached to the first end side of the main body case;
a stepped part that is formed on a rear side of the injection needle in a piercing direction; and
an opening and closing mechanism for the cover, provided on the first end side of the main body case,
wherein, in the opened state of the cover, a distal end face of the stepped part on an injection needle side is positioned at substantially a same height as a front of the cover, and a surface of the cover is a face that is configured to come into contact with a skin of a patient at an outer peripheral position of the injection needle mounting portion,
wherein, in the closed state of the cover, the injection needle mounting portion is not exposed to the outside while the cover is still attached to the first end side of the main body case, and
wherein the opening and closing mechanism includes:
a first slide pin provided near the cover on an injection needle mounting portion side of the cover;
a first slide groove configured to guide a sliding of the first slide pin in an outer peripheral direction of the injection needle mounting portion;
a first slide spring configured to bias the first slide pin in a closing direction of the cover;
a second slide pin provided on an outer peripheral side of the injection needle mounting portion;
a second slide groove configured to guide a sliding of the second slide pin in the outer peripheral direction of the injection needle mounting portion; and
a second slide spring that is in communication with the second slide pin and is configured to bias in the closing direction of the cover.

US Pat. No. 10,188,764

APPARATUS FOR DISINFECTING AN ENCLOSED SPACE

Nevoa Life Sciences, Sco...

1. An apparatus for disinfecting an area or enclosed space, the apparatus comprising:a device for producing a fog comprising liquid droplets having diameters between about 0.5 micron and about 20 microns;
at least one port for discharging the fog into the area or enclosed space;
an in-line dehumidifying device; and
a low-moisture droplet mesh screen upstream of the dehumidifying device.

US Pat. No. 10,188,745

BINDING PROTEIN DRUG CONJUGATES COMPRISING ANTHRACYCLINE DERIVATIVES

NBE-THERAPEUTICS AG, Bas...

1. A binding protein-drug conjugate (BPDC) comprising an anthracycline (PNU) derivative, the BPDC having the following formula:
wherein
a) each of L1-L3 represents a linker, wherein L1 is optional and both L2 and L3 are mandatory,
b) L1, when present, represents an alkylene-amino linker or an alkylene-diamino linker,
c) L2 represents an oligo-glycine peptide,
d) L3 represents a peptide motif that results from specific cleavage of a sortase enzyme recognition motif,
e) X and Y each represent one or more optional linkers,
f) BP is a binding protein, and
g) n is an integer ?1 and ?10.

US Pat. No. 10,188,656

METHODS OF TREATMENT OF MALIGNANCIES

Agios Pharmaceuticals, In...

1. A method of treating acute myeloid leukemia in a subject comprising administering to the subject a mutant isocitrate dehydrogenase 2 (IDH2) inhibitor 2-methyl-1-[(4-[6-(trifluoromethyl)pyridin-2-yl]-6-[2-(trifluoromethyl)pyridin-4-yl]amino-1,3,5-triazin-2-yl)amino]propan-2-ol having the following formula:
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, solvate, or tautomer thereof, wherein the acute myeloid leukemia is characterized by the presence of a mutant allele of IDH2 and the absence of a mutant allele of NRAS.

US Pat. No. 10,188,610

PROLONGED-RELEASE DIPHENIDOL COMPOSITION

INVEKRA, S.A.P.I. DE C.V....

1. A sustained release diphenidol single layer tablet, consisting of: a) from 15 to 50% diphenidol hydrochloride; b) from 0.1 to 20% of one or more binding agents; c) from 5 to 90% of one or more diluent agents; d) from 5 to 50% of one or more release modification agents; e) from 0.25 to 10% of one or more lubricating agents; and f) 0.1 to 10% of one or more gliding agents, wherein all of the ingredients of the tablet are mixed together prior to tabletting.

US Pat. No. 10,188,575

CERVICAL ORTHOTIC DEVICE

Core Products Internation...

1. A cervical orthotic device comprising:a base having a length and a width;
sidewalls extending upwardly from the base, wherein the sidewalls include:
opposingly paired lateral sidewalls; and
opposingly paired longitudinal sidewalls:
a cervical support surface opposite said base and uniting said sidewalls, the cervical support surface having a cervical engagement ridge extending parallel with, and in the same direction as, the width of the base, the cervical support surface also including:
a first planar portion adjacent a first longitudinal sidewall of the opposingly paired longitudinal sidewalls and extending therefrom;
a second planar portion adjacent a second longitudinal sidewall of the opposingly paired longitudinal sidewalls and extending therefrom; and
an arcuate portion intermediate the first planar portion and the second planar portion and extending from a first lateral sidewall of the opposingly paired lateral sidewalls to the other lateral sidewall of the opposingly paired lateral sidewalls, the arcuate portion delimiting the cervical engagement ridge for the cervical support surface;
wherein an apex of the cervical engagement ridge defines a height of the cervical orthotic device from the base;
wherein a ratio of a maximum height of the cervical orthotic device to the length is greater than or equal to 1.1575; and
wherein a height of the first longitudinal sidewall of the opposingly paired longitudinal sidewalls is about 1.5 times a height of the second longitudinal sidewall of the opposingly paired longitudinal sidewalls.

US Pat. No. 10,188,568

COMPACT PROFILE ACTUATION SYSTEM FOR AN ADJUSTABLE BED

Ergomotion, Inc., Goleta...

1. An articulating bed comprising:a support frame with a head end and having side frame members;
a carriage having a seat support and carried by the side frame members, said carriage mounted with wheels engaging the side frame members to translate from a first position through a range progressing toward the head end to a fully translated position;
a first actuator connected to a foot end of the support frame and operably engaging the carriage for translation;
a first elevating frame rotating about an axle attached to the side frame members, said first elevating frame concealed within a depth profile of the side frame members in an unrotated position;
first rollers carried by the carriage and engaging lower profile surfaces of the elevating frame;
a second roller carried by the first elevating frame and engaging a lower surface of an upper body support pivotally attached to the seat support, whereby translation of the carriage from the first position to the fully translated position rotates the first elevating frame about the axle as the lower profile surfaces roll over the first rollers to articulate the upper body support.

US Pat. No. 10,188,547

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR USING A PORTABLE THERMAL DEVICE TO REDUCE ACCOMMODATION OF NERVE RECEPTORS

CAREWAVE MEDICAL, INC., ...

1. A heating device for therapeutically heating skin to reduce accommodation of thermal nerve receptors, comprising:a heat delivery element adapted to be worn proximate to the skin of a user; and
a microprocessor control unit configured to control the heat delivery element;
wherein the microprocessor control unit is programmed to maintain at least one cycle of skin temperature having:
a ramp-up temperature period,
a peak temperature,
a ramp-down temperature period, and
a soak temperature,
wherein the soak temperature is lower than the peak temperature, and wherein the soak temperature is greater than a body temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,188,545

FLEXIBLE CONE-SHAPED INTRA-VAGINAL SUPPORT DEVICE

WATKINS-CONTI PRODUCTS, I...

11. A vaginal insert device for use in improving symptoms associated with pelvic organ prolapse, urinary incontinence, or both pelvic organ prolapse and urinary incontinence, comprising:an upper portion, which is made of an elastic and non-absorbent material, having a cone-shaped body, having a circular transverse cross-section throughout a length of the upper portion, having a wall with an interior side and an exterior side, an upper open end, a lower end, and a hollow interior, wherein a circumference of the upper portion decreases from the upper open end to the lower end, wherein the upper open end of the upper portion is the innermost portion of the vaginal insert device during insertion, and wherein the wall of the upper portion is configured to be squeezed to make the upper portion into a more compact shape for easier insertion of the vaginal insert device, and wherein said wall expands hack to its original shape alter the insertion;
an exterior rim surrounding and protruding from the exterior side of the wall of the upper portion, the exterior rim being adjacent to said upper open end;
a plurality of ridges surrounding and protruding from the exterior side of the wall of the upper portion, the plurality of ridges being spaced apart from the upper open end to the lower end, wherein the plurality of ridges are distributed along an entire length of the upper portion from the lower end to the exterior rim;
wherein said upper portion, with said exterior rim and said plurality of ridges, hold the vaginal insert device securely in place to impose pressure on the urethral sphincter, or to support pelvic organs, or to both impose pressure on the urethral sphincter and support pelvic organs, when the device is inserted; and
a stem extending from said lower end of said upper portion, wherein the upper portion and the stem comprise an integral one-piece device made from said elastic and non-absorbent material, wherein the stem is configured to be accessed from the exterior of a vagina when the vaginal insert device is inserted in said vagina, and wherein said stem assists in removal of the vaginal insert device.

US Pat. No. 10,188,543

FOLDING MENSTRUAL CUP

Guangzhou Tianyuan Silico...

1. A folding menstrual cup comprising:an outer cup body with a top and a bottom, wherein a top accommodating cavity is formed inside the outer cup body and a round opening is provided at the top of the outer cup body; at a side opposite to the opening, the bottom of the outer cup body is connected to a flow guiding pipe via a folding part;
the flow guiding pipe with a pipe orifice in communication with the top accommodating cavity of the outer cup body, where a valve controlling communication to the pipe orifice is arranged on the flow guiding pipe; and
the folding part being capable of protruding upward and enabling the top end of the flow guiding pipe to extend into the top accommodating cavity of the outer cup body along with the folding part; wherein the folding part is capable of straightening downward and a bottom accommodating cavity is formed inside the folding part.

US Pat. No. 10,188,542

COMPLETE FLOW DIVERSION INTESTINAL OSTOMY SURGERY KIT

Jianjiang Lin, Hangzhou ...

1. A flow diversion intestinal ostomy surgery kit, comprising:at least an ostomy tube, said ostomy tube comprising: a tube body; near the front end of the tube body a deformable balloon; said tube body forming a drainage section at a preceding part of the balloon; a fine tube is provided within a tube wall of said tube body or inside said tube body; a front end of the fine tube penetrates the tube wall of said tube body and is in communication with an inner cavity of the balloon; a rear end of the fine tube connects a connector for injecting fluid into the balloon with a one-way valve; said connector is equipped with a manometer for measuring pressure caused by the balloon impressed to the intestinal wall; said balloon and an intestinal wall form a sealed structure that blocks matters inside of an intestine after filled with fluid via said connector; there is a drainage port at the drainage section for guiding matters inside of the intestine out by said tube body;
wherein said flow diversion intestinal ostomy surgery kit further comprises a ring-shaped fixing plate; an exterior wall of the tube body is provided with a ring-shaped groove; said ostomy tube is fixedly connected to an abdominal wall of a patient via the ring-shaped fixing plate that matches the ring-shaped groove;
wherein an inner ring of said ring-shaped fixing plate is provided with four jaws configured to touch the ostomy tube body and extending along a diameter of said ring-shaped fixing plate, said jaws provided in pairs with an end of each jaw configured to be directly across the ostomy tube body from another jaw end, a space between ends of the four jaws is slightly smaller than an outer diameter of said tube body, said ring-shaped fixing plate stuck in said ring-shaped groove by way of pressing said jaws.

US Pat. No. 10,188,539

STABILIZING SYSTEM FOR A KNEE BRACE

SpringLoaded Technology I...

1. A knee brace for assisting the extension or flexing of a limb, comprisingsubstantially rigid upper and lower frames connected by a hinge,
the upper frame comprising hinge arms each having one end connected to the hinge and an opposite end connected to the other hinge arm by an upper leg bearing member for bearing against a user's leg above the knee,
the lower frame comprising first and second hinge arms extending in a first direction and each having one end connected to the hinge and an opposite end connected to the other hinge arm by a lower leg bearing member for bearing against the user's leg below the knee, a first strap support being provided on the first hinge arm and an opposing second strap support being provided on the second hinge arm,
at least one upper securing member for fixing the upper frame to the user's leg, and
a stabilizing strap for fixing the lower frame to the user's leg, the stabilizing strap comprising a substantially inelastic element for circumscribing the user's leg and a fixing element for securing the inelastic element in a set position, the inelastic element extending through the first and second strap supports, such that when the brace is in use the stabilizing strap is inhibited from moving relative to the lower frame in the first direction to support the lower frame on the user's leg and is slidable relative to the lower frame in a second direction that is orthogonal to the first direction, wherein when the knee brace is in use the stabilizing strap follows the user's leg motion in the second direction without shifting the lower frame relative to the user's leg in the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,188,531

PROSTHESIS SOCKET WITH A RIGID STRUCTURE ARRANGED BETWEEN AN INTERNAL DEFORMABLE LAYER AND AN EXTERNAL DEFORMABLE LAYER

POMMIER ORTHOPEDIE, Vill...

1. A socket to interface a lower limb which has undergone amputation and a modular element, to be fastened to the socket at a distal end the socket comprising:an internal deformable layer consisting of silicone rubber, designed to be in contact with the lower limb that has undergone amputation;
an external deformable layer consisting of silicone rubber; and
a rigid structure arranged between the internal deformable layer and the external deformable layer,
wherein the socket extends along a longitudinal direction from a proximal end to the distal end, said proximal end defining an outer opening of the socket through which the lower limb that has undergone amputation is received, and
wherein the rigid structure comprises at least two posts and a base, each post extending along the longitudinal direction of the socket from the base located at the distal portion to an end of the post such that a distance from the end of the post to the proximal end of the socket is less than half a length of the post along said longitudinal direction, wherein ends of the at least two posts are not linked, so that the ends separate and approach each other due to an effect of a deformation of the internal layer and of the external layer, wherein the at least two posts and the base of the rigid structure are made together from a single monolithic rigid material, and
wherein, between two successive posts of the at least two posts, a first part of the external deformable layer is in contact with a first part of the internal deformable layer and wherein each of the at least two successive posts separates a second part of the external deformable layer from a second part of the internal deformable layer.

US Pat. No. 10,188,477

MOBILE MEDICAL CART

Neonatal Product Group, I...

1. A medical cart for transporting medical supplies, the cart comprising:a chassis having a plurality of wheels attached thereto;
a plurality of drawers supported on the chassis, wherein
at least one of the drawers is slidable along a first axis toward the chassis to a closed orientation and slidable away from the chassis along the first axis to an open configuration, and
at least one of the drawers has a drawer lock shiftable between a locked position in which it secures the drawer in the closed orientation and an unlocked position in which it allows the drawer to be in the open configuration;
a temperature-regulated compartment having
a storage space with a door,
a lock shiftable between a locked position in which it prevents the door from opening and an unlocked position in which it allows the door to open, and
a temperature-regulating unit that regulates a temperature of the storage space at a predetermined temperature;
a locking bar pivotally attached to the chassis and shiftable between a locked position in which it prevents opening of the drawers and the door of the temperature-regulated compartment and an unlocked position in which it allows the drawers to open when the drawer locks are in their unlocked positions and allows the door to open when the door lock is in its unlocked position so that the locking bar serves as a secondary safety lock for all the drawers and the door of the temperature-regulated compartment;
a headwall mount attached to the chassis having a vertically-adjustable bar and a horizontal cross bar;
a display attached to the chassis; and
a positionable task light attached to the chassis having a deformable body portion, and a light source.

US Pat. No. 10,188,348

PARAMETER UPGRADE SYSTEM

Masimo Corporation, Irvi...

1. A parameter upgrade system comprising:a handheld upgrade tool; and
a physiological monitor comprising:
a first sensor port configured to attach and communicate with a sensor; and
a processor board in communication with the first sensor port, the processor board comprising:
a monitor digital signal processor (DSP) configured to:
determine that the handheld upgrade tool of a plurality of handheld upgrade tools is attached to the physiological monitor via the first sensor port,
authenticate the handheld upgrade tool for the physiological monitor by verifying that the handheld upgrade tool is authorized to access the physiological monitor, and
identify a tool type of the handheld upgrade tool, and
a plurality of firmware instructions residing on the processor board, wherein a first set of the plurality of firmware instructions is made available to and is executable by the monitor DSP so as to cause the sensor to emit a plurality of wavelengths of light, receive a sensor signal from the sensor in response to absorption of the plurality of wavelengths of light by a patient, and calculate a plurality of physiological parameters in response to the sensor signal received from the sensor, wherein a second set of the plurality of firmware instructions relating to calculation of at least one additional physiological parameter is not made available to the monitor DSP,
wherein the handheld upgrade tool is different from the sensor and individually attachable to the first sensor port in lieu of the sensor, the handheld upgrade tool comprising:
a tool DSP configured to:
authenticate the physiological monitor for the handheld upgrade tool by verifying that the physiological monitor is authorized to access the handheld upgrade tool,
identify a board type of the processor board, and
based on a determination that the board type of the processor board matches the tool type of the handheld upgrade tool, provide changes to the plurality of firmware instructions residing on the processor board, wherein the changes to the plurality of firmware instructions make available to the physiological monitor the second set of the plurality of firmware instructions relating to the calculation of the at least one additional physiological parameter in response to the sensor signal received from the sensor;
a sensor port connector that mates directly with the first sensor port and provides a communications path between the tool DSP and the monitor DSP; and
an I/O port connector different from the sensor port connector and configured to provide a communications path between the tool DSP and an external digital device different from the physiological monitor,
wherein the sensor and the handheld upgrade tool attach to the first sensor port individually at distinct time intervals.

US Pat. No. 10,188,343

METHODS OF MONITORING EFFECTS OF NEUROSTIMULATION

Cardionomic, Inc., New B...

1. A method of monitoring effect of neurostimulation on left ventricle contractility, the method comprising:positioning a neurostimulator in a pulmonary artery;
positioning a plurality of pressure sensors in a right ventricle;
activating the neurostimulator to apply neurostimulation to a nerve proximate to a pulmonary artery, wherein the neurostimulation increases contractility of the left ventricle;
measuring contractility of the right ventricle using the plurality of pressure sensors;
determining contractility of the left ventricle based on the measured contractility of the right ventricle;
monitoring the effect of the neurostimulation on the left ventricle contractility based on the measured contractility of the right ventricle; and
using closed loop control to alter the neurostimulation.

US Pat. No. 10,188,320

LAPAROSCOPIC TISSUE THICKNESS MEASURING DEVICE AND METHOD OF USE

Boehringer Technologies, ...

1. A laparoscopic device for measuring the thickness of tissue, said device comprising:an elongated tubular housing having a central longitudinal axis and a proximal end portion;
a tissue thickness indicator comprising a tubular section, an indicator scale and a marker, said tubular section being located at said proximal end portion of said elongated tubular housing and coaxial with said central longitudinal axis, said indicator scale comprising indicia disposed linearly along said central longitudinal axis;
a reciprocating linear member coupled to said tissue thickness indicator, said reciprocating linear member having a first portion configured for reciprocating linear movement within said tubular housing along said central longitudinal axis and a second portion configured for reciprocating linear movement along said central longitudinal axis in said tubular section, wherein one of said indicator scale and said marker is fixedly located at said proximal end portion of said elongated tubular housing and the other of said indicator scale and said marker is fixedly located at said proximal end portion of said reciprocating linear member; and
a pair of jaws, each of said jaws having a tip portion, at least one of said jaws being movable with respect to the other of said jaws to define an openable and closable mouth between said tip portions of said jaws, said mouth being configured to be opened upon movement of said reciprocating linear member through said elongated tubular housing, whereupon said mouth is enabled to receive tissue therein, said reciprocating linear member being normally biased by a force to automatically close said mouth, said device being configured whereupon the closing of said mouth causes the movement of said reciprocating linear member along said central longitudinal axis a greater distance than the distance separating said tip portions of said jaws and said movement of said reciprocating linear member along said central longitudinal axis causes one of said marker and said indicator scale to move linearly along said central longitudinal axis with respect to the other of said marker and said indicator scale to provide a readily visible indication of the distance separating said tip portions of said jaws, and hence the thickness of tissue within said openable mouth.

US Pat. No. 10,188,279

DISPOSABLE, SELF-CONTAINED LARYNGOSCOPE AND METHOD OF USING SAME

Adroit Surgical, LLC, Ok...

1. A laryngoscope comprising:a tube having an outer surface, an inner surface, a distal end and a proximate end defining a lumen there through, said tube having a longitudinal channel positioned about the circumference of said tube and extending from the outer surface thereof to the inner surface thereof for guiding light from its proximate end to its distal end;
a handle assembly and a power source mounted within said handle assembly, said handle assembly having a distal end and a proximate end wherein said proximate end is adapted to releasably attach to an optical subassembly; and
said optical subassembly comprising a light source for coupling to the power source and a housing supporting the light source, said light source positioned to supply light into the longitudinal channel.

US Pat. No. 10,188,256

SCRAPER ASSEMBLY

MIW ASSOCIATES, LLC, Hav...

1. A scraper for use in abrading a surface, comprising:a scraper head including:
a chainmail abrader having a chainmail body including a plurality of interlinked rings; and
elastic back pressure member positioned adjacent to a working surface of said chainmail body configured to apply pressure against the chainmail body to enable the working surface of the chainmail body and elastic back pressure member to resiliently conform to contours of the surface during scraping, wherein the working surface of the chainmail body and the elastic back pressure member are free to move independent of one another.

US Pat. No. 10,188,143

DISPLAY PACKAGES, BLANKS FOR FORMING TRAP SEAL CARD AND BLANK FOR FORMING DISPLAY BOX

Altria Client Services LL...

1. A display package, comprising:a first packaging including a first compartment configured to hold a first item;
a second packaging including a second compartment configured to hold a second item; and
a trap seal card including a first opening, the trap seal card retaining the first packaging and the second packaging such that
the first item and the second item to be held within the first compartment and the second compartment are visible to a consumer through the first opening, and
a portion of each of the first packaging and the second packaging protrudes through the first opening,
the trap seal card including a front panel integral with a back panel, the front panel consisting essentially of,
a first panel including the first opening, and
second, third and fourth panels, collectively, forming a third compartment in conjunction with the back panel, the third compartment protruding from a surface of the back panel, and
a portion of each of the first packaging and the second packaging being interposed between the front panel and the back panel.

US Pat. No. 10,188,136

HYDROPHOBIN MIMICS: PROCESS FOR PREPARATION THEREOF

INDIAN INSTITUTE OF SCIEN...

1. A hydrophobin mimic of Formula I for use in bio-nano technology:
comprising;
a hydrophilic protein head group PROT having a length of up to 500 amino acids, selected from the group consisting of serine proteases, cysteine proteases, aspartic proteases, metalloproteases, trypsin, chymotrypsin, subtilisin, proteinase K, and mixtures thereof;
a hydrophilic spacer comprising a phosphonate ester of an ethylene glycol oligomer, wherein ‘n’ is an integer 1-30; and
a hydrophobic tail of formula II,

wherein “R/H” represents either H or a C4-C20 (un)substituted or substituted straight, branched, cyclic, or acyclic aliphatic moiety; an aromatic moiety; or an alkylphenyl moiety, wherein at least one R/H is not H.

US Pat. No. 10,188,094

BREATH-POWERED VAPOR DISTRIBUTION DEVICE

Wyndscent, LLC, Belmont,...

1. A scent material distribution device that uses a person's exhaled breath as an airflow that distributes the scent material from the device; the device comprising:a body having an inlet and an outlet;
the body defining an airflow channel extending from the inlet to the outlet;
a power source;
a liquid scent material supply;
an electric burner that is selectively powered by the power source to rapidly vaporize a liquid scent material from the liquid scent material supply;
the electric burner being in fluid communication with the airflow channel at a first location such that vapor created by the burner can be distributed from the outlet;
a one-way valve;
the one-way valve being disposed along the airflow channel between the inlet and the first location; the one-way valve preventing vaporized scent material from the electric burner from being inhaled by the user through the inlet; the one-way valve allowing exhaled breath to flow from the inlet to the outlet; and
the first location being disposed along the airflow channel intermediate the one-way valve and the outlet such that exhaled breath passes through the one-way valve to move the vaporized scent material along the airflow channel to the outlet.
US Pat. No. 10,188,132

REFINED PLANT ISOLATES AND PROCESS FOR THE MANUFACTURE OF A FUNCTIONAL FOOD INGREDIENT FROM SUCH PLANT ISOLATE

Conopco Inc., Englewood ...

1. A process of preparing a functional food ingredient, said process comprising:a) providing an aqueous plant extract containing particles of plant material;
removing from the aqueous plant extract more than 50 vol. % of particles comprising a size of at least 2 ?m to produce a crude serum having at least 2° Brix, wherein not more than 40 vol. % of the particles in the crude serum have a diameter larger than 2 ?m;
removing Ca2+ and Mg2+ from the crude serum to produce the refined plant isolate, wherein a reduction of Ca2+ and Mg2+ in the refined plant isolate reduces a need to regenerate columns used in ion exclusion chromatography of step b)
wherein the refined plant isolate comprises:
a concentration of 40° Brix;
at least 0.2 wt % of glutamate;
at least 500 ppm of K+;
less than 300 ppm of Ca2+;
less than 700 ppm of Mg2+;
less than 1 wt. % of components incapable of passing an ultra-filtration membrane having a molecular weight cut off of 250 kDa;
a concentration ratio ([Ca2+]+[Mg2+])/[K+] that does not exceed 5:100, wherein the [Ca2+], [Mg2+] and [K+] are expressed in ppm;
wherein the concentration ratio ([Ca2+]+[Mg2+])/[K+] of the refined plant isolate is at least 2 times lower than a concentration ratio ([Ca2+]+[Mg2+])/[K+] expressed in ppm of the aqueous plant extract;
b) subjecting the refined plant isolate to ion exclusion chromatography by using columns; and
c) collecting at least a part of an eluate of the ion exclusion chromatography as the functional food ingredient or an intermediate for the process of preparing the functional food ingredient; wherein the functional food ingredient or the intermediate comprises:
at least 30% by weight of dry matter of water soluble plant components selected from fructose, glucose, proteinaceous matter of plant origin, acids and potassium;
a weight ratio glutamate:citrate of at least 5 times higher than in the refined plant isolate;
and/or a weight ratio glutamate:glucose of at least 10 times higher than in the refined plant isolate.
US Pat. No. 10,193,005

ALL-ALUMINUM BACK SURFACE FIELD ALUMINUM PASTE FOR CRYSTALLINE SILICON SOLAR CELL AND PREPARATION METHOD THEREOF

NANTONG T-SUN NEW ENERGY ...

1. A preparation method of an all aluminum back surface field aluminum paste for a crystalline silicon solar cell, comprising the following steps:(1) preparation of inorganic binder: adding low melting point glass powder and high melting point glass powder according to a mass percentage of 1:1-2:1 into a blender mixer to mix evenly, loading the mixture into a porcelain crucible, drying for 2h in a drying oven under 160° C., then placing the mixture into a high temperature furnace to smelt for 1.5h under 500° C., performing cold-extraction on the mixture, then drying, pulverizing and screening the mixture to obtain inorganic binder;
(2) preparation of organic binder: mixing resin and organic binder according to a mass percentage of 1:1-1:4, then pouring the mixture in a dispersion machine to disperse for 30˜60 min to obtain transparent and even organic binder after the mixture is dispersed and dissolved, wherein the resin is one or several of rosin, styrax, phenolic resin, polyvinyl chloride resin, amber, shellac, polyester resin, polyamide resin and epoxy resin;
(3) preparation of aluminum paste: weighing 60-70% aluminum powder, 5-10% nanometer metal oily solution, 1-10% inorganic binder, 10-20% organic binder, 5-30% organic solvent and 1-10% accessory ingredient by total weight of the aluminum paste, and mixing evenly through the dispersion machine; and
(4) preparation of finished product: grinding the aluminum paste mixed in step (3) through a three-roll grinder to 16˜20 ?m to obtain the all-aluminum back surface field aluminum paste.
US Pat. No. 10,189,933

METHOD FOR PRODUCING FUNCTIONALIZED THERMOPLASTIC ELASTOMERS

BYK-CHEMIE GMBH, Wesel (...

1. A process for preparing a functionalized thermoplastic elastomer based on particulate graft substrates selected from the group consisting of:(i) olefin block copolymers comprising 80 to 98 mass-% of ethylene- and 2 to 20 mass-% of C3- to C12-olefin units;
(ii) semi-crystalline copolymers of the composition 50 to 98 mass-% of propylene- and 2 to 50 mass-% of ethylene and/or C4- to C12-olefin and/or C4- to C12-diene units, and
(iii) cross-linked styrene/olefin/styrene block copolymers or cross-linked styrene/olefin block copolymers,
wherein in a fluid mixing reactor, is added:
0.1 to 15 mass parts of ?,?-ethylenically unsaturated compounds containing at least one functional monomer or a monomer mixture containing the at least one functional monomer, wherein the at least one functional monomer contains functional groups,
0.01 to 10 mass parts of at least one initiator forming free radicals with a 1-hour half-life temperature (THWZ/1h) between 50 and 200°, and
100 mass parts of the particulate graft substrate;
wherein the unsaturated compounds, the at least one initiator and particulate graft substrate are polymerized at reaction temperatures between 40° C. and the melting or softening temperature of the particulate graft substrate for a reaction time between 10 and 200 min in a solid-fluid phase, wherein a graft product having a grafted functional monomer is produced by such a solid state functionalization, which is used as a starting component for further processing, wherein during further processing:
100 mass parts of the graft product is mixed with: (i) between 0.1 and 60 mass parts of at least one other functional monomer; or (ii) between 0.1 and 60 mass parts of another monomer mixture containing the at least one other functional monomer and between 0.01 and 20 mass parts of at least one other initiator forming free radicals with a 1-hour half-life temperature (THWZ/1h) 80-240° C. producing a mixture; the mixture together with 100 to 4000 mass parts of an unmodified olefin elastomer, are continuously fed into an intake area of a reaction extruder via metering devices,
reactive extrusion from the reactor extruder is carried out at temperatures above melting or softening point of the unmodified olefin elastomer, and
the functionalized thermoplastic elastomer is continuously discharged from the reaction extruder.
US Pat. No. 10,188,670

COMPOSITION

Phosphagenics Limited, V...

1. A method for reducing somatic cell count in a lactating subject comprising administering a formulation to the lactating subject, wherein the formulation comprises a non-neutralised tocol phosphate, a vitamin A compound, and a hydrophobic delivery vehicle,wherein the non-neutralised tocol phosphate is a combination of a non-neutralised mono-(tocopheryl) phosphate and a non-neutralised di-(tocopheryl) phosphate.
US Pat. No. 10,189,981

HIGH-STRENGTH CROSS-LINKED POLYMER PHOTONIC CRYSTAL FILM

XIAMEN UNIVERSITY, Xiame...

1. A method for preparing a cross-linked polymer photonic crystal film, comprising the steps of:(a) preparing a first emulsion by:
polymerizing a hydrophobic monomer and a hydrophilic monomer having epoxy groups in water to provide a first self-assembled unit of monodispersed polymer microspheres having a hydrophobic core and a hydrophilic shell with surface epoxy groups; and
dispersing the monodispersed polymer microspheres of the first self-assembled unit into water under normal conditions of temperature and pressure to obtain the first emulsion having a concentration of polymer microspheres ranging from 5 wt % to 30 wt %;
(b) preparing a second emulsion by:
polymerizing a hydrophobic monomer and a hydrophilic monomer having carboxyl groups or amino groups in water to provide a second self-assembled unit of monodispersed polymer microspheres having a hydrophobic core and a hydrophilic shell with surface carboxyl groups or surface amino groups; and
dispersing the monodispersed polymer microspheres of the second self-assembled unit into water under normal conditions of temperature and pressure to obtain a second emulsion having a concentration of polymer microspheres ranging from 5 wt % to 30 wt %;
(c) successively coating the first emulsion and the second emulsion onto a flat substrate in any order; and
(d) evaporating the water to enable a self-crosslinking reaction between the surface epoxy groups of the first self-assembled unit and the surface carboxyl groups or the surface amino groups of the second self-assembled unit to form said cross-linked polymer photonic crystal film.
US Pat. No. 10,188,731

METHODS FOR KILLING CANCER CELLS AND CELLULAR IMAGING USING MAGNETO-ELECTRIC NANO-PARTICLES AND EXTERNAL MAGNETIC FIELD

Ping Liang, Newport Coas...

1. A method for achieving high-specificity killing of targeted cells comprisingadministering manufactured Magneto-Electric Nano-Particles (MENPs) that are not loaded with a drug intended for killing targeted cells into a patient's body, wherein the MENPs generate an electric field when subjected to a magnetic field due to magnetic-electric coupling from correlated magnetostrictive and piezoelectric effects of their nanostructures and have a higher tendency to accumulate near or attach to targeted cells through one or more physical forces; and
after an amount of MENPs have come into sufficient proximity of, attached to or penetrated through the targeted cells' membrane, applying a magnetic field to the MENPs to generate an electric field via the MENPs which is sufficient to cause death of the targeted cells.
US Pat. No. 10,191,062

MODEL GUT SYSTEM

University of Newcastle U...

1. An method for analysing carbohydrates, and/or triglycerides, and/or proteins, and/or lipids, or breakdown products thereof; or for simulating digestion of an edible/potable substance, the method comprising:(a) subjecting the carbohydrate, triglyceride, protein lipid, break down product or edible/potable substance to a salivary phase consisting essentially of synthetic saliva comprising an aqueous mixture of one or more salivary enzyme(s), and one or more suitable salivary diluent components at a pH in the range of from about 5 to 9;
(b) subjecting the product of (a) to a gastric phase consisting essentially of synthetic gastric juice comprising an aqueous mixture of gastric lipase, pepsin and one or more suitable gastric diluent components, at a pH from about 1.5 to about 3.5, wherein the synthetic gastric juice is added to the gastric phase at a rate of 0.1-2.5 ml/min; and
(c) subjecting the product of (b) to a pancreatic phase consisting essentially of synthetic pancreatic juice comprising pancreatin and one or more suitable pancreatic diluent(s) at a pH from about 7 to about 9, and porcine bile, wherein the pancreatic diluent is added to the pancreatic phase at a rate of 0.1 to 2.5 ml/min.
US Pat. No. 10,189,023

METHODS FOR CONDUCTING MULTIPLEXED ASSAYS

MESO SCALE TECHOLOGIES, L...


wherein the oligonucleotide is modified with a linking agent comprising a biotin, streptavidin, avidin, amino group, thiol group, aldehyde group, hydrazide group, azide group, alkyne group, maleimide group, or iodoacetamide group.
US Pat. No. 10,190,623

SLIDING ELEMENT

Federal-Mogul Wiesbaden G...

1. A sliding element with a substrate and with at least one layer of a sliding layer material applied to the substrate, wherein the sliding element is for fluid lubricated applications,wherein the sliding layer material is a sliding lacquer with at least one cross-linkable bonding agent consisting of polyamideimide (PAI), polyimide (PI), polybenzimidazole (PBI) and/or silicone resin or a sliding lacquer with at least one high-melting thermoplastic material consisting of polyarylates and/or polyether sulfone (PES), the sliding layer material contains Fe2O3, and the proportion of Fe2O3 related to the total sliding layer material is 0.1 to 15% by volume,
or the sliding layer material is a material with a matrix of at least one high-melting thermoplastic material consisting of polyarylates, and/or polyether sulfone (PES) or a material with a matrix of at least one duroplastic material consisting of polyamideimide (PAI), polyimide (PI), polybenzimidazole (PBI) and/or silicone resin, and wherein the sliding layer material contains Fe2O3.
US Pat. No. 10,190,121

APTAMERS AGAINST EGFR AND THERAPEUTIC USES THEREOF

Avvinity Therapeutics Lim...

1. A ribonucleic acid molecule comprising a nucleotide sequence:5?-mGmG mG mAfUfU fUAA fUfCmG fCfCmG fUmAmG AmAmA AmGfC mAfUmG fUfCmA AAmG fCfCmG mGmAA fCfCfC-3? (ALT102139.01) (SEQ ID NO: 79), wherein “m” represents a 2?-O-methyl substituted nucleotide and “f” represents a 2?-fluoro substituted nucleotide.
US Pat. No. 10,190,131

METHOD FOR PRODUCING POLYUNSATURATED FATTY ACIDS

BASF Plant Science GmbH, ...

1. A process for producing a transgenic plant producing eicosapentaenoic acid, docosapentaenoic acid and/or docosahexaenoic acid comprising introducing into a plant:a) a nucleic acid sequence encoding a polypeptide having ?6-desaturase activity, wherein said polypeptide has an amino acid sequence that is at least 95% identical to SEQ ID NO: 2;
b) a nucleic acid sequence encoding a polypeptide having ?6-elongase activity, wherein said polypeptide has an amino acid sequence that is at least 95% identical to SEQ ID NO: 172;
c) a nucleic acid sequence encoding a polypeptide having ?5-desaturase activity, wherein said polypeptide has an amino acid sequence that is at least 95% identical to SEQ ID NO: 52;
d) a nucleic acid sequence encoding a polypeptide having ?5-elongase activity, wherein said nucleic acid sequence is at least 90% identical to SEQ ID NO: 64; and
e) optionally a nucleic acid sequence encoding a polypeptide having ?4-desaturase activity, wherein said polypeptide has an amino acid sequence that is at least 95% identical to SEQ ID NO: 78;
wherein the nucleic acid sequence encoding the polypeptide having ?5-elongase activity is modified to adapt to the codon usage in one or more plant species.
US Pat. No. 10,189,879

DNA-BINDING PROTEIN USING PPR MOTIF, AND USE THEREOF

HIROSHIMA UNIVERSITY, Hi...

1. A pentatricopeptide repeat (PPR) fusion protein comprising:9 PPR motifs belonging to the p63 protein consisting of the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 1,
11 PPR motifs belonging to the GUN1 protein consisting of the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 2,
15 PPR motifs belonging to the pTac2 protein consisting of the amino acid sequence of SEC) ID NO: 3,
10 PPR motifs belonging to the DG1 protein consisting of the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 4, or
11 PPR motifs belonging to the GRP23 protein consisting of the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 5; and
a nuclear transfer signal inserted at an N-terminus of the PPR protein, wherein the nuclear transfer signal is encoded by a polynucleotide consisting of positions 165-185 of any one of SEQ ID NOs: 7-9.
US Pat. No. 10,189,119

SOLDER ALLOY FOR DIE BONDING

Nihon Handa Co., Ltd., (...

1. A solder alloy for die bonding consisting of bismuth, 0.05% by mass to 3.0% by mass of antimony, 0.01% by mass to 1.0% by mass of germanium and inevitable impurities.
US Pat. No. 10,190,156

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR USING BUILT-IN STANDARD CURVE TO MEASURE MOLECULAR NUMBERS OF BIOLOGICAL COMPONENTS

W2 Biosolutions, LLC, Be...

1. A method of determining absolute quantity of at least one sample target, comprising:i) providing a solid support having a series of control partner 1 and one of at least one sample probe and at least one sample target attached thereon, wherein the series of control partner 1 and the one of the at least one sample probe and the at least one sample target are at separate locations of the solid support, and each of the series of control partner 1 has a different and known copy number;
ii) contacting the solid support with at least one control partner 2 and another of the at least one sample target and the at least one sample probe, wherein:
the series of control partner 1 are configured to recognize and bind the at least one control partner 2, resulting directly or indirectly in a series of detectable control signals, wherein an intensity of each detectable control signal correlates with the known copy number of the each of the series of control partner 1, and a copy number of each of the at least one control partner 2 is no less than the known copy number of the each of the series of control partner 1; and
the at least one sample probe is configured to recognize and bind the at least one sample target in a corresponding manner, resulting directly or indirectly in at least one detectable sample signal, wherein an intensity of each detectable sample signal correlates with a copy number of each of the at least one sample target, and a copy number of each of the at least one sample probe is no less than the copy number of the each of the at least one sample target;
iii) detecting the series of detectable control signals and the at least one detectable sample signal;
iv) making a standard curve relating the intensity of each of the series of detectable control signals with the known copy number of the each of the series of control partner 1; and
v) determining the copy number of each of the at least one sample target by using the standard curve to translate the intensity of the each of the at least one detectable sample signal to the copy number of the each of the at least one sample target.
US Pat. No. 10,188,619

SOLID SOLUTION COMPOSITIONS AND USE IN CHRONIC INFLAMMATION

Infirst Healthcare Limite...

1. A solid solution pharmaceutical composition comprising:a) one or more acetic acid derived non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in an amount of about 1% to about 30% by weight of the pharmaceutical composition;
b) one or more pharmaceutically-acceptable hard fats comprising one or more glycerolipids, one or more pharmaceutically-acceptable hard fats in an amount of at least 30% by weight of the pharmaceutical composition;
c) one or more pharmaceutically-acceptable liquid lipids comprising one or more monoglycerides, the one or more pharmaceutically-acceptable liquid lipids in an amount of at least 25% by weight of the pharmaceutical composition, and
d) one or more stability agents in an amount of about 5% to about 18% by weight of the pharmaceutical composition
wherein the solid solution pharmaceutical composition is formulated to have a melting point temperature of about 25° C. or higher.
US Pat. No. 10,190,175

METHOD FOR DETECTING AND IDENTIFYING ENTEROHEMORRHAGIC ESCHERICHIA COLI

Bundesinstitut Fur Risiko...

1. A method for detecting serotype(s) of enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli (EHEC) suspected to be present in a food product, wherein said method comprises detecting the presence or the absence, in said food product or DNA isolated therefrom, of at least one of the following E. coli Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats (CRISPR) sequences:a) CRISPR sequences for detecting EHEC O157:[H7] wherein said CRISPR sequences are selected among
the CRISPR sequences SEQ ID NO: 1, SEQ ID NO: 2, and SEQ ID NO: 3, wherein the presence of one or more of said CRISPR SEQ ID NO: 1-3 is indicative of the presence of EHEC O157:[H7]; and/or
the CRISPR sequence SEQ ID NO: 4, wherein the presence of said CRISPR sequence is indicative of the presence of EHEC O157:[H7];
b) a CRISPR sequence for detecting EHEC O145:[H28], wherein said CRISPR sequence is the sequence SEQ ID NO: 5, and wherein the presence of said CRISPR sequence is indicative of the presence of EHEC O145:[H28]; and
c) a CRISPR sequence for detecting EHEC O111:[H8], wherein said CRISPR sequence is the sequence SEQ ID NO: 6, and wherein the presence of said CRISPR sequence is indicative of the presence of EHEC O111:[H8]; and
d) a CRISPR sequence for detecting EHEC O121:[H19], wherein said CRISPR sequence is the sequence SEQ ID NO: 7, and wherein the presence of said CRISPR sequence is indicative of the presence of EHEC O121:[H19]; and
e) a CRISPR sequence for detecting EHEC O103:[H2] and/or EHEC O45:[H2], wherein said CRISPR sequence is the sequence SEQ ID NO: 8, and wherein the presence of said CRISPR sequence is indicative of the presence of EHEC O103:[H2] and/or of EHEC O45:[H2]; and
f) a CRISPR sequence for detecting EHEC O104:[H4], wherein said CRISPR sequence is the sequence SEQ ID NO: 9, and wherein the presence of said CRISPR sequence is indicative of the presence of EHEC O104:[H4]; and
g) a CRISPR sequence for detecting EHEC O26:[H11], wherein said CRISPR sequence is the sequence SEQ ID NO: 10, and wherein the presence of said CRISPR sequence is indicative of the presence of EHEC O26:[H11].

US Pat. No. 10,194,550

COMPUTER SYSTEM WITH FIXING DEVICE FOR RETROFITTABLE CIRCUIT BOARD

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A computer system comprising,a housing,
a first circuit board with at least one plug connector,
a retrofittable second circuit board with at least one mating plug connector, wherein during the retrofitting of the second circuit board, the second circuit board is inserted in the housing of the computer system in parallel to the first circuit board and a plug connection is formed, comprising the at least one plug connector and the at least one mating plug connector,
characterized in that
the second circuit board comprises devices for attaching, when retrofitting the second circuit board, at least one of its sides to the housing of the computer system,
the plug connection is located in a central region of the first circuit board and the second circuit board, respectively, wherein the central region describes a region of the first circuit board and the second circuit board where a force for closing or opening the plug connection is not applied exclusively by the devices, and
a fixing device is mounted in a region of the plug connection on the first circuit board and/or the second circuit board, wherein the fixing device is configured to apply a force for connecting the plug connection.

US Pat. No. 10,194,543

EXPANDABLE DISPLAY DEVICE

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. An expandable display device comprising:a housing comprising a fixing portion;
a pair of sliding portions provided at respective sides of the fixing portion, each of the sliding portions being configured to be drawn out from the housing along a first direction such that a distance from the respective sliding portion to the fixing portion is changed; and
a panel unit comprising:
a flexible display panel comprising a plurality of pixels and having a screen at a first side thereof; and
a support panel attached to a second side of the flexible display panel facing the first side, the support panel comprising a plurality of slits extending in a second direction crossing the first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,194,542

DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING DISPLAY PANEL AND A CASE THAT COVERS AN EDGE OF THE DISPLAY PANEL

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A display device comprising:a display panel including a front surface and a rear surface;
a back cover provided at a rear of the display panel; and
a guide panel provided adjacent to an edge of the display panel and coupled with the back cover,
wherein the guide panel includes a base part that faces the rear surface of the display panel, a side wall that covers a side of the display panel, and a plurality of guide parts that protrude from the side wall toward the side of the display panel,
wherein the display panel includes a short side and a long side connected to an end of the short side,
wherein the guide panel includes a first part that extends along the short side of the display panel and a second part that extends along the long side of the display panel,
wherein the plurality of guide parts includes a first guide part and a second guide part, the first guide part is provided at a first side wall of the first part of the guide panel and the second guide part is provided at a second side wall of the second part of the guide panel,
wherein a first buffer layer is attached on the first guide part and a second buffer layer is attached on the second guide part,
wherein the first guide part and the second guide part are spaced apart from a corner of the guide panel between the first part and the second part of the guide panel,
wherein the first buffer layer is in contact with the short side of the display panel and the second buffer layer is in contact with the long side of the display panel, and
wherein the first side wall of the guide panel is spaced apart from the short side of the display panel and the second side wall of the guide panel is spaced apart from the long side of the display panel such that a gap is formed between the first and the second side wall of the guide panel and the display panel adjacent to a corner of the display panel between the short side and the long side of the display panel.

US Pat. No. 10,194,539

DISPLAY DEVICE

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A display device comprising:a display unit including a display panel and a back cover, the display panel to display an image forward of the display panel, and the back cover being positioned on a back surface of the display panel;
a front deco being positioned at a front of the display unit and adjacent to a lower portion of the display unit;
a link bar being positioned at a rear of the display unit and adjacent to the lower portion of the display unit, the link bar being connected to the front deco and extended toward a rear of the back cover;
a tension bracket being positioned under the front deco and the link bar; and
a housing accommodating the tension bracket,
wherein the link bar is fastened to the housing,
wherein the tension bracket holds and supports the front deco and the link bar, and wherein the front deco and the link bar hold and support the lower portion of the display unit.

US Pat. No. 10,194,537

MINIMIZING PRINTED CIRCUIT BOARD WARPAGE

International Business Ma...

1. A method of fabricating an asymmetric printed circuit board with reduced warpage, the method comprising:creating a stack of layers, wherein the stack of layers includes a top layer and a bottom layer;
determining a first area and a second area of the stack of layers;
determining a first target coefficient of thermal expansion for the first area and a second target coefficient of thermal expansion for the second area based, at least in part, on an amount of heat that is predicted to be produced by at least one circuit component;
identifying, in the stack of layers, a portion of the first area and a portion of the second area that include resin; and
generating the asymmetric printed circuit board, at least in part, by differentially applying at least one of (i) electromagnetic radiation and (ii) pressure to each of (a) the portion of the first area based on the first target coefficient of thermal expansion and (b) the portion of the second area based on the second target coefficient of thermal expansion, thereby increasing curing of resin included in the portion of the first area and the portion of the second area, wherein (i) a degree of curing in the first area is different than a degree of curing in the second area, and (ii) at least one of an amount of electromagnetic radiation and an amount of pressure applied to areas that include resin are based, at least in part, on at least one of a recommended set point for the resin, dwell time for the resin, ramp rate for the resin, and warpage predicted by computer modeling.

US Pat. No. 10,194,536

METHOD OF MAKING AN ELECTRONIC DEVICE HAVING A THIN FILM RESISTOR FORMED ON AN LCP SOLDER MASK AND RELATED DEVICES

HARRIS CORPORATION, Melb...

1. A method of making an electronic device comprising:forming a pair of circuit layers each comprising a plurality of solder pads on opposing major surfaces of a liquid crystal polymer (LCP) substrate;
forming a pair of LCP solder masks each having opposing first and second major surfaces and a plurality of mask openings extending therebetween;
forming at least one thin film resistor directly on the first major surface of each of the pair of the LCP solder masks; and
after forming at least one thin film resistor directly on the first major surface of each of the pair of LCP solder masks then coupling each of the pair of LCP solder masks to the opposing major surfaces of the LCP substrate so that each at least one thin film resistor is coupled to a respective one of the pair of circuit layers and so that each plurality of solder pads is aligned with a respective plurality of mask openings.

US Pat. No. 10,194,531

WIRING BOARD AND CONNECTION STRUCTURE

FUJI XEROX CO., LTD., Mi...

1. A wiring board comprising:a substrate comprising an insulation material; and
a plurality of conductive patterns including:
a plurality of electrodes arranged on a surface of the substrate along an end surface of the substrate; and
a plurality of wiring patterns connected to the plurality of electrodes, respectively,
wherein the substrate includes a notch formed between electrode groups,
wherein the notch is formed in an outermost peripheral side edge of the substrate,
wherein each of the electrode groups includes a predetermined number of the electrodes,
wherein the notch has a first width at the outermost peripheral side edge of the substrate, and
wherein the notch has a second width at a side opposite to the outermost peripheral side edge of the substrate, the second width being greater than the first width.

US Pat. No. 10,194,520

INFORMATION PROCESSING APPARATUS

AutoNetworks Technologies...

1. An information processing apparatus comprising:a casing;
a storage medium housed in the casing;
a control unit having a detection unit and an erasing unit, the detection unit configured to detect opening of the casing;
the erasing unit configured to erase information stored in the storage medium in a case; and
a power source including an external power source and a photoelectric conversion unit that converts light into electric power, both configured to supply power to the detection unit and the erasing unit,
wherein the photoelectric conversion unit is incorporated in the casing, wherein the control unit is configured to actuate the erasing unit to erase information stored in the storage medium only when power is supplied by the photoelectric conversion unit.

US Pat. No. 10,194,519

CHIP MOUNTER, ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT SUBSTRATE, AND POWER MODULE

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A chip mounter configured to take out a chip component accommodated in a packing tape and mount the chip component onto a substrate,the packing tape comprising
a carrier tape comprising a plurality of pockets individually accommodating a plurality of the chip components, and
a cover tape covering individual openings of the plurality of pockets,
the plurality of pockets each comprising a bottom surface comprising a through hole,
the chip mounter comprising:
a tape travelling rail on which the packing tape to be fed to a suction point travels;
a sucking-and-mounting arm configured to, at the suction point, take out the chip component from the pocket of the carrier tape with the cover tape detached therefrom by sucking the chip component; and
a cavity cleaning mechanism,
wherein the cavity cleaning mechanism comprises an intake hole disposed upstream of the suction point, in a location of the tape travelling rail, on which the carrier tape with the cover tape attached thereto travels so as to overlap the through hole, and
wherein the cavity cleaning mechanism is configured to take in an inside of the pocket through the intake hole and the through hole.

US Pat. No. 10,194,509

LIGHTING SYSTEM CONTROLLER

8. A wirelessly controllable lighting system, comprising:one or more lights operably connected to a first wireless transceiver;
a controller comprising a first joystick, a second joystick,
a second wireless transceiver and a recessed area disposed on the housing, the recessed area adapted to removably secure a smartphone therein;
wherein the controller is configured to operate the one or more lights via communication between the first wireless transceiver and the second wireless transceiver over a wireless network,
wherein movement of the first joystick is configured to cause the second wireless transceiver to transmit a first signal to the first wireless transceiver and move the one or more lights in a first direction;
wherein movement of the second joystick is configured to cause the second wireless transceiver to transmit a second signal to the first wireless transceiver and move the one or more lights in a second direction.

US Pat. No. 10,194,503

COMPOSITE LIGHT SOURCE SYSTEMS AND METHODS

ABL IP Holding LLC, Atla...

1. A composite light source, comprising:a plurality of illumination panels; and
a controller; wherein the controller:
receives a user input that defines one or more user-preferred colors,
calculates one or more colors that are complementary to the one or more user-preferred colors, such that a sum of the user-preferred colors and the one or more colors that are complementary to the user-preferred colors, provides a net lumen output and a net chromaticity;
controls one or more of the illumination panels to emit the user-preferred colors, and
controls one or more others of the illumination panels to emit the one or more colors that are complementary to the user-preferred colors,
such that a far field photometric distribution of the composite light source provides the net lumen output and the net chromaticity.

US Pat. No. 10,194,499

LIGHTING DEVICE

Rohm Co., Ltd., Kyoto (J...

1. A lighting device comprising:at least one dimmer configured to adjust a light emission current flowing in a light emitting element group;
a light emission controller configured to control the dimmer by detecting a magnitude relationship between a drive voltage and a light emission reference voltage; and
a power supply circuit configured to supply the drive voltage,
wherein the light emission controller
enables the dimmer to generate the light emission current when the drive voltage is higher than the light emission reference voltage, and
disables the dimmer from generating the light emission current when the drive voltage is lower than the light emission reference voltage,
wherein the light emitting element group includes a plurality of light emitting elements connected in series with each other which emit light as a result of the light emission current flowing therein when a light emission voltage based on the drive voltage and equal to or higher than the light emission reference voltage is applied to the light emitting element group,
wherein the light emission controller includes:
a comparing circuit configured to output a comparison result signal by comparing a comparison voltage based on the drive voltage with a predetermined reference voltage; and
a control switch configured to be turned on and off in accordance with the comparison result signal,
wherein the dimmer is enabled to generate and disabled from generating the light emission current as a result of the control switch being turned on and off.

US Pat. No. 10,194,498

DIGITALLY-CONTROLLED SWITCH-MODE START-UP CIRCUIT FOR LED-BASED LIGHTS

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a voltage regulator configured to generate an output voltage for supplying a lighting controller;
a current power train comprising a power FET and coupled to the voltage regulator;
a gate drive circuit coupled to a gate of the power FET;
a logic circuit coupled to the gate drive circuit and configured to operate the power FET as a switching-mode power supply; and
a comparator coupled to the logic circuit, wherein the comparator is configured to provide a signal to the logic circuit proportional to a difference between an auxiliary output node voltage and a reference voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,194,497

CONTROL CIRCUIT, CONTROL METHOD AND SWITCHING POWER SUPPLY THEREOF

Silergy Semiconductor Tec...

1. A control circuit for generating a switching control signal to control switching operations of a power switch in a power stage circuit, the control circuit comprising:a) a first control loop configured to receive a first voltage feedback signal, and to generate a first compensation signal;
b) a voltage regulating circuit configured to receive an output voltage signal of said power stage circuit, and to generate a second compensation signal according to a difference between said output voltage signal of said power stage circuit during first and second operating time periods, wherein a dimming signal is active during said first operating time period, and said dimming signal is inactive during said second operating time period;
c) said voltage regulating circuit being configured to generate a voltage maintenance signal according to said output voltage signal of said power stage circuit throughout said first operating time period, and to generate said second compensation signal by utilizing said voltage maintenance signal during said second operating time period; and
d) a control and driving circuit configured to receive said first and second compensation signals and a first sense voltage signal that represents a current through an inductor of said power stage circuit, and to generate an OFF signal by comparing said first compensation signal against said first sense voltage signal during said first operating time period and comparing said second compensation signal against said first sense voltage signal during said second operating time period, and said switching control signal according to said OFF signal and an ON signal.

US Pat. No. 10,194,496

CONTINUOUS LIGHT STRIP, SYSTEM AND METHOD

1. An LED strip of a repeating pattern of LED circuits, comprising:a printed circuit board;
each LED circuit of the LED strip including a constant current regulator and a plurality of LEDs in serial configuration with the constant current regulator providing a plurality of parallel combinations of LEDs and constant current regulators in serial configuration,
wherein the LED strip is operationally powered by a single power source of a particular input voltage, the power source operating as a single input source of current of the LED strip,
wherein the LED circuits are disposed along the length of the printed circuit board at different distances from the single power source,
each of the constant current regulators being operationally configured to modulate current of its corresponding LED circuit to overcome variations in voltage by measuring the current in its corresponding LED circuit and adjusting its own corresponding voltage to maintain a constant current in its LED circuit;
wherein the LED strip extends a predetermined distance before a rail voltage of the LED strip falls below the sum of forward voltages of the LEDs in the LED strip,
wherein the LED strip includes a drive voltage,
wherein the length of the LED strip is increasable by increasing the number of LEDs in series
wherein an achievable number of LEDs in series is a figure less than the drive voltage according to the formula:
Drive Voltage>(n×Vf)
wherein n is the number of LEDs, and Vf is the forward voltage drop of the LEDs at a predetermined operating current and temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,194,493

HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCE APPARATUS

1. A cooktop apparatus, comprising:a glass unit;
a touch-sensitive sensor that senses a touch by a user of the cooktop to control a function of the cooktop; and
a coating configured as a multilayer structure and disposed on at least one subregion of a main face of the glass unit between the glass unit and the touch-sensitive sensor, said coating having
a first layer formed by a semiconducting material;
a second layer formed by a semiconducting material; and
an insulating layer which is formed of electrically insulating material and disposed between the first layer and the second layer.

US Pat. No. 10,194,489

ELECTRIC HEATER AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING ELECTRIC HEATER

1. An electric heater comprising:a heat transfer tube that has a hollow space inside the heat transfer tube, having distal and proximal ends in an axial direction of the heat transfer tube, each of the ends having an opening;
a heater body that is accommodated in the heat transfer tube, being formed with three parts that are an inner conductor, an outer conductor and a bent-back part,
a sealing resin that entirely fills a remaining of the hollow space, the remaining being defined as a space that is inside the heat transfer tube and not occupied with the heater body, wherein
these three parts are made of a main metal having a predetermined electrical resistivity,
the inner and outer conductors are coaxially disposed such that the inner conductor is inside the outer conductor, extending along to the axial direction of the heat transfer tube such that each of the conductors has distal and proximal ends in the axial direction, and an insulator intervening between the inner and outer conductors,
the distal ends of the conductors are connected with the bent-back part, and the bent-back part is positioned at a side of the distal end of the heat transfer tube, and the proximal ends of the conductors are positioned at the proximal end of the heat transfer tube such that these proximal ends of the conductors are exposed outside the heat transfer tube,
the outer conductor is further segmented into a heating part and a leading part,
the leading part extending from the proximal end toward the distal end of the heat transfer tube, and an outer surface of the leading part being covered by a cover metal that has an electrical resistivity lower than the electrical resistivity of the main metal,
the heating part being positioned closer to the distal end of the heat transfer tube than the leading part, and an outer surface of the heating part being not covered with the cover metal such that a resistance of the leading part per unit length is lower than that of the heating part, and that the heating part generates heat and conveys the heat toward the heat transfer tube when the heater body is electrified.

US Pat. No. 10,194,488

ELECTRIC HEATER WITH CONNECTION WIRE

1. An electric heater comprising:an outer jacket; and
an electric heating element;
a connecting wire arranged at least in some sections within the outer jacket, the electric heating element being supplied with electric current by the connecting wire, the connecting wire having a cavity, in which a section of the electric heating element or an electric feed line to the electric heating element is accommodated, wherein the connecting wire has a cross section deviating from redial symmetry;
wherein the connecting wire is crimped with the electric heating element or the electric feed line to the electric heating element, wherein a shape of a cross section of the electric heating element is different from a shape of the cross section of the connecting wire.

US Pat. No. 10,194,480

CORE SIGNALLING REDUCTION IN DUAL CONNECTIVITY

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

1. A method comprising:at a first network device configured to operate as a small cell gateway for a Master Radio Access Point (MRAP) and a Secondary Radio Access Point (SRAP), wherein the first network device presents the MRAP and the SRAP as a single access point to a perspective of a plurality of core network functions that use the first network device to access the MRAP and SRAP:
receiving, from the MRAP, a first message comprising an indication that a first bearer is to be switched from the MRAP to the SRAP, the first message comprising:
a Tunnel Endpoint Identifier TEID for the first bearer in the SRAP identifying a GTP tunnel endpoint for the first bearer within the SRAP, and
a first transport layer address of the SRAP to which downlink data for the TEID for the first bearer in the SRAP is to be sent;
receiving first downlink user plane data for a subscriber session identified by a TEID for the first bearer in the MRAP;
replacing, for the first downlink data, the TEID for the first bearer in the MRAP with the TEID for the first bearer in the SRAP; and
sending the first downlink data to the first transport layer address using the TEID for the first bearer in the SRAP.

US Pat. No. 10,194,472

GROUP COMMUNICATION METHOD, DEVICE AND SYSTEM

China Academy of Telecomm...

1. A group communication method, the method comprising:receiving a session start request message transmitted by a mobility management device in a Multimedia Broadcast Multicast Service (MBMS) network;
judging whether the session start request message carries a group identity of a communication group to which a session requested by the session start request message relates, wherein the group identity is configured to identify a group communication, which is performed through group scheduling over an air interface based on a Group-Radio Network Temporary Identity (G-RNTI); and
if the session start request message carries the group identity, forwarding the session start request message to an access network device so that the access network device allocates an air interface identity for the session requested by the session start request message for group communication.

US Pat. No. 10,194,469

ENABLING DIFFERENT DEVICE TRIGGERING ASPECTS IN A MACHINE TO MACHINE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

ZTE Corporation, Shenzhe...

1. A method for facilitating Machine-to-Machine (M2M) communication, the method comprising:receiving a request for a service targeted to a common service entity (CSE) with a CSE-ID from an underlying network, wherein the CSE comprises one or more service functions that are common to multiple M2M services;
identifying an M2M device associated with the CSE-ID for the service request using an M2M external identifier (M2M-Ext-ID) associated with the M2M device; and
performing provisioning operations for at least one of a pre-provisioned M2M-Ext-ID and a dynamic M2M-Ext-ID at different domains from each other, wherein
the M2M-Ext-ID is pre-provisioned along with an associated CSE-ID at an infrastructure node in an infrastructure domain, and
the M2M-Ext-ID is provisioned in a dynamic mode in which the M2M-Ext-ID is provisioned at the M2M device hosting the CSE in a field domain, and in which the M2M-Ext-ID is transferred to an IN-CSE during a CSE registration.

US Pat. No. 10,194,468

WIRELESS CHANNEL RESERVATION

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A method, by a wireless local area network (WLAN) access point (AP), the method comprising:setting a first duration value in a first duration field of a first multi-user request to send (MU-RTS) frame, wherein the first duration value is based on a clear to send (CTS) timeout value;
setting a second duration value in a second duration field of the first MU-RTS frame, wherein the second duration value is based on a remaining transmission opportunity (TXOP) duration;
addressing the first MU-RTS frame, at least in part, to a first WLAN station (STA);
setting the first duration value in the first duration field of a second MU-RTS frame;
addressing the second MU-RTS frame, at least in part, to a second STA; and
transmitting the first and second MU-RTS frames at a first time.

US Pat. No. 10,194,418

DETERMINATION AND PRESENTATION OF CUSTOMIZED NOTIFICATIONS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:accessing, by a fitness application of a wearable device having an associated user account, historical fitness data associated with the user account, the historical fitness data collected by the wearable device during a plurality of days that together define a historical period;
detecting a beginning of a current day based at least in part on a detected user action performed at the wearable device, the current day comprising a plurality of segments;
determining whether to present a coaching notification at a conclusion of a first segment of the plurality of segments by at least:
accessing current fitness data collected by the wearable device and tracked by the fitness application during the first segment;
comparing the current fitness data to the historical fitness data to identify a correlation between a current progress toward a fitness goal and a historical progress toward the fitness goal; and
determining, based at least in part on the correlation, whether the fitness goal is achievable during one or more other segments of the plurality of segments; and
presenting a coaching notification at the conclusion of the first segment when the fitness goal is achievable during the one or more other segments, the coaching notification identifying the fitness goal.

US Pat. No. 10,194,404

TRANSMISSION CONTROL APPARATUS AND TRANSMISSION CONTROL METHOD

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

1. A transmission control apparatus for determining a group of terminal devices that are destinations to which signals are simultaneously transmitted out of a plurality of terminal devices, the transmission control apparatus comprising a processor that executes a process comprising:calculating received power vectors corresponding to received power of the respective terminal devices;
determining, based on an inner product between a received power vector of a first terminal device that is determined to belong to the group of terminal devices already and a received power vector of a second terminal device that is a candidate to be newly added to the group of terminal devices, whether to add the second terminal device to the group of terminal devices; and
generating transmission signals to be transmitted to a group of terminal devices that are determined in accordance with determination at the determining.

US Pat. No. 10,194,403

APPARATUS AND METHODS FOR SIGNAL RECEPTION BASED ON NETWORK LOAD ESTIMATIONS

APPLE INC., Cupertino, C...

1. A method, comprising:at a user equipment (“UE”);
receiving a plurality of signals from a wireless network, wherein the plurality of signals includes a physical channel and a common channel;
measuring a power parameter of the plurality of signals, wherein the power parameter measures the power allocated to the common channel relative to a total received power spectral density for the plurality of signals; and
in response to a conditional event triggered by the power parameter measurement, sending a notification to a serving apparatus indicating that modification to the physical channel is required to match a target signal-to-interference level for the UE.

US Pat. No. 10,194,400

POWER CONTROL METHOD, COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM, AND RELATED DEVICE

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A power control apparatus, comprising:a processor; and
a non-transitory computer readable storage medium storing a program for execution by the processor, the program including instructions to:
generate a correspondence between a power control command and a serving cell of a terminal device or a serving cell group of the terminal device
send the generated correspondence, and send multiple power control commands in one serving cell of the terminal device according to the correspondence generated by the power control apparatus, after generating the correspondence, wherein a power control command in the multiple power control commands instructs the terminal device to adjust transmit power of the terminal device in the serving cell or the serving cell group;
generate downlink control information, wherein the downlink control information comprises:
the multiple power control commands and one of identifier information of serving cells corresponding to the multiple power control commands or identifier information of serving cell groups corresponding to the multiple power control commands; or
the multiple power control commands and identifier information of one serving cell or of one serving cell group; and
send, in one serving cell of the terminal device, the downlink control information generated by the processor, after generating the downlink control information.

US Pat. No. 10,194,324

CARRIER AGGREGATION USING SHARED SPECTRUM

SPECTRUM EFFECT INC., Ki...

1. A method for performing Carrier Aggregation (CA) using spectrum shared between an incumbent user and a telecommunications network, the method comprising:establishing a primary cell (PCell) for the telecommunications network in a portion of radio spectrum that is exclusively licensed to the telecommunications network;
establishing a secondary cell (SCell) for the telecommunications network in a portion of the shared spectrum that is shared with the incumbent user;
receiving schedule data for the incumbent user at a controller in communication with the incumbent user and a transmitter for the PCell and the SCell, the schedule data being based on a plurality of times and frequencies for future transmissions of the incumbent user;
using the schedule data to determine that a second frequency band is not occupied by incumbent user transmissions in the shared spectrum at a future time;
scheduling transmissions for the SCell in the second frequency band at the future time; and
transmitting the scheduled transmissions through the PCell and the SCell using Carrier Aggregation (CA),
wherein the controller receives the schedule data at least 60 Time Transmission Intervals (TTIs) in advance of the future time.

US Pat. No. 10,194,306

TECHNIQUES AND APPARATUSES FOR SUPPRESSING NETWORK STATUS INFORMATION NOTIFICATIONS

Qualcomm Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication, comprising:transferring, by a user equipment (UE), to a suppress mode based at least in part on determining that a condition associated with the suppress mode is satisfied,
wherein the condition includes at least one of:
the UE being engaged in a voice call with no data activity during the voice call,
or
the UE being moved at a threshold speed and a screen of the UE being off;
suppressing, by the UE and during the suppress mode, generation of a notification by a modem of the UE that is to provide network status information to a processor of the UE,
the network status information relating to an alteration to a network status;
generating, by the UE and during the suppress mode, a particular notification to provide network status information regarding a particular alteration to the network status,
wherein the particular alteration relates to at least one of:
a technology change,
a preferred technology change, or
a change to a current dedicated data subscription (DDS); and
providing, by the UE and during the suppress mode, the particular notification to the processor of the UE.

US Pat. No. 10,194,303

PACKET FILTER BASED ACCESS CONTROL

QUALCOMM Incorporated, S...

1. A method for wireless communication performed by a user equipment (UE), comprising:receiving from a base station a plurality of access parameters corresponding to respective types of access controls for different types of data services;
receiving a traffic flow template (TFT) established at a core network based on mapping a packet filter to access control information for each of the respective types of access controls;
receiving a data packet from an application;
matching the data packet to the packet filter of the TFT to determine access control information corresponding to the data packet; and
establishing a wireless communication for the data packet based on access parameters for the determined type of access control, wherein the UE receives the data packet after establishing a session and after receiving the TFT based on the access control information and wherein the TFT includes a flow identifier, the packet filter, quality of service (QoS) information, and the access control information, wherein the quality of service (QoS) information includes a plurality of QoS class identifiers or a plurality of QoS profile identifiers.

US Pat. No. 10,194,302

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR AN INTEGRATED PUBLIC SAFETY SOLUTION

NORTH EAST KING COUNTY RE...

1. A system for tracking a set of at least one mobile emergency service provider, comprising:a memory device on which is stored an electronic history comprising: (a) at least one identifier of a service provider of said set of at least one service provider and (b) GPS data identifying the geographic location of each said service provider at each time interval of a set of time intervals of predetermined frequency within a time period; and
a computer-readable medium on which are stored instructions that, when executed by a processing device, enable the processing device to perform a method comprising the steps of:
generating to a display device a user interface within which is displayed a first identifier of a first service provider of the set of at least one service provider,
receiving from a user, via the user interface, a selection of the first service-provider identifier,
in response to the selection of the first service-provider identifier, generating to a display device an aerial view of a geographic region within which the first service provider was located during the time period,
displaying in the aerial view two icons representing the first service provider at the geographic location corresponding to two time intervals of the set of time intervals,
receiving from the user, via the user interface, a selection of the two icons; and
displaying, in response to said user selection of the two icons, the velocity and bearing of the first service provider.

US Pat. No. 10,194,277

METHOD AND A SYSTEM FOR MANAGING A CELLULAR NETWORK DATA BASE

u-blox AG, Thalwil (CH)

1. A method for managing a cellular network database (DB) for determining a position of a terminal device (TD), wherein the database (DB) comprises multiple observation data sets (ODSP) stored on at least one data storage means, the method comprising:assigning one or more observation data set(s) (ODSP) to one cell (C) of a cellular network (1) by means of a data processing means provided by at least one processing unit and storing said assignment in the data storage means, including assigning at least one observation data set (ODSP) of a first collection of observation data sets (ODSP) to a first cell, and assigning at least one observation data set (ODSP) of a further collection of observation data sets (ODSP) to a further cell (C), and the data processing means determining at least one cell-identifying information and at least one cell coverage-related information and/or at least one base station position-related information for each collection, and assigning the first collection and the further collection to one cell (C) when at least one cell identity-related criterion and at least one cell coverage-related criterion and/or at least one base station position-related criterion is fulfilled;
wherein each observation data set is provided by a terminal device or determined depending on observation data generated and provided by said terminal device.

US Pat. No. 10,194,276

INTEGRATING BUILDING AUTOMATION WITH LOCATION AWARENESS UTILIZING WIRELESS MESH TECHNOLOGY

WiSilica Inc., Laguna Hi...

1. A method for providing location awareness in a building automation system the method comprising:broadcasting a tag signal from a mobile tracking tag;
receiving the tag signal at a first plurality of nodes of a first mesh network of lighting devices on a first floor of a building and aggregating the tag signal at a first floor level gateway of the building automation system;
receiving the tag signal at a second plurality of nodes of a second mesh network of lighting devices on a second floor of the building and aggregating the tag signal at a second floor level gateway of the building automation system;
at a premise level gateway of the building, aggregating the tag signal aggregated by the first floor level gateway and the second floor level gateway into tag data, and communicating the tag data to an application running on a cloud server;
wherein the application layer processes the tag data to compute a tracking tag location and mobility;
wherein the tag location and mobility is distributed to the first plurality of nodes and the second plurality of nodes.

US Pat. No. 10,194,219

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR MAPPING A DATA STREAM INTO AN SDI CHANNEL

Intopix S.A., Mont-Saint...

1. A method for mapping, by a mapping controller, a video data stream onto a serial data interface channel, wherein the video data stream represents compressed video data output by an encoder and wherein the video data stream comprises a sequence of m-bit digital words, a range of values from 0 to (2**n)?1 and from 2**m?2**n to (2**m)?1 being excluded values on the channel, the method comprising:receiving the video data stream from the encoder;
grouping data of the sequence of m-bit digital words into a group of 2**g digital words, wherein g is between 0 and m?1;
detecting, by the mapping controller, a first condition when at least one digital word of the group of 2**g digital words has g+1 most-significant bits (MSB bits) equal to 1;
if the first condition is detected by the mapping controller, the mapping controller storing in memory a supplementary bit equal to 1 and recoding the g+1 MSB bits of said the 2**g digital words by replacing (g+1)*2**g bits having a value x by an equal number of bits having a value y by mapping the set of possible values of x to a disjoint set of values y for each of the (g+1)*2**g bits, where each x value is mapped to a different y value;
if the first condition is not detected by the mapping controller, the mapping controller storing in memory a supplementary bit equal to 0;
repeating the grouping, the detecting of the first condition and the storing for k times to thereby store k supplementary bits;
grouping the k supplementary bits into the least-significant bits (LSB bits) of a number j of m-bit digital words, wherein j is the integer part of (k+m?2)/(m?1);
performing an addition modulo 2**m of a value s to the number j of m-bit digital words, and to k*2**g m-bit digital words, where s is between 2**n and (2**m?2**n)??(2**(m?1?i)), where the sum is performed for i ranging from zero to g; and
outputting the number j of m-bit digital words and the k*2**g m-bit digital words over the channel.

US Pat. No. 10,194,119

WIRELESS ENVIRONMENTAL DATA CAPTURE SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MESH NETWORKING

Sensormatic Electronics, ...

1. A system for wireless communication, comprising:one or more processors; and
memory encoded with one or more computer programs that, when executed by the one or more processors, causes the one or more processors to:
wirelessly communicate with a plurality of input capture devices via at least a first wireless mesh network, wherein a first one of the plurality of input capture devices includes a camera and a second one of the plurality of input capture devices is configured to detect one or more of a temperature, a motion, a moisture, a sound, and a presence of one or more chemicals;
control, via the first wireless mesh network, at least one of a setting or a functionality of a first subset of the plurality of input capture devices;
directly communicate with a second subset of the plurality of input capture devices,
wherein each of the second subset of the plurality of input capture devices has one or more sensors for independently acquiring environmental data,
wherein each of the second subset of the plurality of input capture devices is operable for wireless cross-communication directly with one or more input capture devices of the first subset of the plurality of input capture devices or the second subset of the plurality of input capture devices, independent of a remote control device, thereby forming at least a portion of the first wireless mesh network, and
wherein at least one input capture device of the second subset of the plurality of input capture devices is operable to transmit inputs from one input capture device of the plurality of input capture devices to another input capture device of the plurality of input capture devices, thereby extending a maximum operating radio range of the first wireless mesh network;
receive, via a second communication network, data from the remote control device for controlling one or more of the plurality of input capture devices, wherein the first wireless mesh network operates independently from operation of the second communication network;
activate a trigger event or alarm based, at least in part, on receiving an indication of a detection or lack of detection of an input by at least one input capture device of the plurality of input capture devices, wherein the trigger event or alarm causes a notification to be sent for delivery to the remote device; and
control, via the first wireless mesh network, one or more devices based on environmental data acquired by one or more of the plurality of input capture devices.

US Pat. No. 10,194,075

BACKGROUND SEPARATED IMAGES FOR PRINT AND ON-LINE USE

PC Connection, Inc., Mer...

1. A device comprising:a camera under control of a processor;
an image library disposed in a computer readable non-transient memory that is accessible by the processor; and
image processing software stored in the computer readable non-transient memory that when executed by the processor produces an item-only image from a single image by the processor performing the following functions:
capturing the single image of an item using the camera the single image comprising the item and a diffuse background having known properties;
detecting an outline of the item in the single image using the single image captured by the camera;
aligning the outline with a boundary of the item;
extracting image content of the item within the aligned outline; and
storing the image content of the item as the item-only image in the image library.