US Pat. No. 10,366,445

AUTOMATED OBJECT RECOGNITION KIOSK FOR RETAIL CHECKOUTS

Mashgin Inc., Palo Alto,...

1. An automated retail checkout system, comprising:a controller configured with a processor and a memory to control operations of the automated retail checkout system;
a base portion, comprising a calibration pattern drawn and embedded on a top surface of the base portion, configured for supporting an object to be recognized by the automated retail checkout system, the calibration pattern being in the base portion when the object to be recognized is supported by the base portion;
a head portion having a bottom surface parallel to the top surface of the base portion; wherein an examination space for recognizing the object is defined between the top surface of the base portion and the bottom surface of the head portion, the head portion comprising:
a plurality of 3D image-capture devices, in communication with the controller, disposed on the bottom surface of the head portion and configured to capture three-dimensional (3D) electronic images of the object when present in the examination space above the base portion, each electronic 3D image comprising a point cloud of the examination space, each point in the point cloud comprising color data and depth data, the calibration pattern being used by the controller to determine a position of the plurality of 3D image-capture devices relative to the base portion and the position of the plurality of 3D image-capture devices relative to each other;
an illumination device, disposed on the bottom surface of the head portion, for generating light to illuminate the object when present in the examination space; and
a display device configured to display an indication of the object when recognized;
a support panel connecting the base portion to the head portion; and
an object recognition device, in communication with the controller and the plurality of 3D image-capture devices, the object recognition device comprising a machine-learning algorithm for recognizing objects based on the 3D electronic images of the examination space captured by the plurality of 3D image-capture devices, the machine-learning algorithm being trained with supervised learning with a training dataset comprising 3D electronic images of objects and respective values for a plurality of features of the objects, the plurality of features including, at least, shape, size, and color, the object recognition device configured with a processor executing software to:
receive the 3D electronic images from the plurality of 3D image-capture devices,
separate a background of the base portion with the calibration pattern from the 3D electronic images to obtain object 3D image data,
extract, by the machine-learning algorithm, values of the features from the object 3D image data, the features including, at least, shape, size, and color, and
recognize the object, by the machine-learning algorithm, based on the extracted values of the features that include, at least, shape, size, and color of the object.

US Pat. No. 10,366,322

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COMPACT AND EFFICIENT SPARSE NEURAL NETWORKS

DeepCube Ltd., Tel Aviv ...

1. A method for efficiently storing a sparse neural network, the method comprising:obtaining a sparse neural network of a plurality of weights, each weight representing a unique connection between a pair of a plurality of artificial neurons in different layers of a plurality of neuron layers, wherein the sparse neural network comprises at least one hidden layer, wherein a minority of pairs of neurons in adjacent neuron layers are connected by weights in the sparse neural network; and
storing each of the plurality of weights of the sparse neural network with an association to a unique index, the unique index uniquely identifying a pair of artificial neurons that have a connection represented by the weight, wherein only non-zero weights are stored that represent connections between pairs of neurons and zero weights are not stored that represent no connections between pairs of neurons.

US Pat. No. 10,366,305

FEATURE VALUE EXTRACTION METHOD AND FEATURE VALUE EXTRACTION APPARATUS

SOINN INC., Tokyo (JP)

1. A feature value extraction method comprising:a consecutive image acquisition step of acquiring consecutive images that are consecutively taken;
a local feature value extraction step of extracting a local feature value at each feature point from the consecutive images acquired by the consecutive image acquisition step;
a feature value matching step of performing matching between the consecutive input images for the local feature value extracted by the local feature value extraction step; and
an invariant feature value calculation step of acquiring, in the local feature values for which matching between a predetermined number of consecutive images has been obtained in the feature value matching step, an average of the local feature values whose position changes between the consecutive images are equal to or less than a predetermined threshold value as an invariant feature value, wherein a matching distance is calculated for each matched local feature value,
the matched local feature values are sorted based on the calculated matching distances,
a predetermined number of local feature values are selected from the matched local feature values in ascending order of the matching distance, and
in the selected local feature values, the average of the local feature values whose position changes between the consecutive images are equal to or less than the predetermined threshold value is acquired as the invariant feature value.

US Pat. No. 10,366,272

ELECTRONIC DEVICE SUPPORTING FINGERPRINT VERIFICATION AND METHOD FOR OPERATING THE SAME

Samsung Electronics Co. L...

1. An electronic device, comprising:a display;
a rear panel comprising a protective layer directly below the display and including an opening aligned with a fingerprint recognition area of the display;
a fingerprint sensor disposed below the rear panel and aligned with the opening, the fingerprint sensor being adapted to acquire image information to be used for authentication of a fingerprint corresponding to an object that approaches the fingerprint recognition area based at least partially on a light radiated from at least one pixel of the display and reflected by the object; and
a processor configured to:
control to display, on the display, the fingerprint recognition area when a function associated with a fingerprint recognition is executed;
receive the image information from the fingerprint sensor; and
control at least one function of the fingerprint sensor in relation with the acquiring of the image information.

US Pat. No. 10,366,247

REPLACING DISTINCT DATA IN A RELATIONAL DATABASE WITH A DISTINCT REFERENCE TO THAT DATA AND DISTINCT DE-REFERENCING OF DATABASE DATA

ALTR Solutions, Inc., Sa...

1. A tangible, non-transitory, machine-readable medium storing instructions that when executed by one or more processors effectuate operations comprising:obtaining, with one or more processors, criteria to select plain-text values in, or requested to be written to, a lower-trust database;
selecting, based on the criteria, a first plain-text value stored in, or requested to be stored in, a first entry in the lower-trust database;
in response to selecting the first plain-text value, determining, with one or more processors, a first reference value, wherein:
the criteria indicate whether the plain-text values are to be stored in the lower-trust database or a higher-trust database;
the lower-trust database stores relationships between both plain-text values stored in the lower-trust database and plain-text values stored in the higher-trust database; and
the first reference value does not reveal the first plain-text value without access to the higher-trust database;
storing, with one or more processors, the first plain-text value in the higher-trust database in a second entry identified by the first reference value;
storing, with one or more processors, the first reference value in the first entry of the lower-trust database;
selecting, with one or more processors, another instance of the first plain-text value stored in, or requested to be stored in, a third entry in the lower-trust database, the third entry being a different entry from the first entry; and
in response to selecting another instance of the first plain-text value stored in, or requested to be stored in, the third entry in the lower-trust database, storing, with one or more processors, a value associated with, or equal to, the first reference value.

US Pat. No. 10,366,241

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ANALYZING, ASSESSING AND CONTROLLING TRUST AND AUTHENTICATION IN APPLICATIONS AND DEVICES

The Privacy Factor, LLC, ...

1. A system comprising:one or more processors; and
memory storing instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, cause the system to perform:
receiving a request to analyze trust of a client system;
identifying, based on the request, a set of digital certificates installed on the client system;
for each digital certificate of the set of digital certificates identified based on the request:
(i) determining whether the digital certificate has a previously generated digital certificate trust rating;
(ii) if at least a determination is made that the digital certificate does not have a previously generated digital certificate trust rating, then
(1) identifying digital certificate parameters of the digital certificate, the digital certificate parameters including at least an encryption parameter, a certifying authority parameter, and at least one of a parameter associated with a history of adverse events associated with the digital certificate or a parameter associated with a history of adverse events associated with an issuer of the digital certificate; and
(2) generating a new digital certificate trust rating for the digital certificate based on a respective level of trust risk associated with each digital certificate parameter of the digital certificate parameters;
(iii) if at least a determination is made that the digital certificate has a previously generated trust rating, then retrieving the previously generated digital certificate trust rating for the digital certificate from a datastore;
generating a first aggregate digital certificate trust rating based on any of the new digital certificate trust ratings and the previously generated digital certificate trust ratings for the set of digital certificates installed on the client system; and
establishing a mapping between an application or website and one or more digital certificates of the set of digital certificates installed on the client system.

US Pat. No. 10,366,220

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SUPPLYING SECURITY INFORMATION

Tokenize, Inc., Rocheste...

1. A wearable device, comprising:a housing configured to be worn by a user;
at least one sensor supported by the housing and configured to sense presence of a user in contact with the housing, and at least one biometric parameter of a user in contact with the wearable device and output one or more signals representative of the biometric parameter;
a communication device configured to provide wireless communication signals;
at least one data processing system supported by the housing, and having one or more processor configured to receive the one or more signals representative of the biometric parameter and sensed presence of the user and compare the biometric parameter to a stored user parameter for authentication of the user, wherein upon authentication by the one or more processor, the one or more processor are configured to switch from a locked mode to an unlocked mode to enable the one or more processor to communicate data, via the communication device, indicative of at least two factors conforming to the requirements of a multi-factor authentication scheme, and to switch from the unlocked mode to the locked mode in absence of the at least one sensor device sensing the presence of the user, at least one of the one or more processor and the communication device being disabled from communicating data indicative of the at least two factors in the locked mode; and,
a power source providing energy to the sensor and the at least one data processing system; and
wherein at least one of the sensor and the one or more processor are configured to transform the biometric parameter with a cryptographic hash function.

US Pat. No. 10,366,142

IDENTIFIER BASED GLYPH SEARCH

Adobe Inc., San Jose, CA...

1. A method comprising:receiving, by one or more computing devices, a user input from a user for locating a glyph, the user input specifying a query;
analyzing, by the one or more computing devices, the query to generate one or more search tokens;
identifying, by the one or more computing devices, a font indicated by the user input;
identifying, by the one or more computing devices, a plurality of glyphs contained within the font and a plurality of identifiers contained within the font, each of the plurality of glyphs associated with at least one of the plurality of identifiers;
performing, by the one or more computing devices, a search within the font to locate one or more identifiers of the plurality of identifiers, the one or more identifiers containing at least one of the one or more search tokens;
performing, by the one or more computing devices, a search within the font to locate one or more glyphs of the plurality of glyphs, the one or more glyphs associated with the located identifiers;
configuring, by the one or more computing devices, a glyph search result to include the located glyphs; and
outputting, by the one or more computing devices, the glyph search result within a user interface, the glyph search result configured to display the located glyphs as candidates for placement in a document by the user.

US Pat. No. 10,366,136

METHOD FOR INTERACTING WITH A WEB BROWSER EMBEDDED IN ANOTHER SOFTWARE APPLICATION

WOLTERS KLUWER ELM SOLUTI...

1. A method for manipulating objects in a framework software application that embeds another software application, wherein the embedded software application does not support object manipulation controls of the framework software application, the method comprising:providing, by one or more processors, a user interface of the embedded software application in an embedded window disposed within a framework window, wherein the user interface of the framework software application is provided in the framework window;
generating, by the one or more processors, a transparent interface element configured to detect events generated by the object manipulation controls of the framework software application;
positioning, by the one or more processors, the transparent interface element over the embedded window;
detecting, by the transparent interface element, an object repositioning event related to repositioning, via the user interface of the framework software application, an object visible from the framework window to the embedded window, including detecting a trajectory of the object repositioning event; and
in response to detecting the object repositioning event, providing information related to the repositioned object to the embedded software application, including providing the detected trajectory, and
wherein the embedded software application is configured to:
process the detected trajectory of the object repositioning event, and
display a visible indicator of the trajectory of the object repositioning event in the user interface of the embedded software application.

US Pat. No. 10,366,113

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR GENERATING A GEOCODE TRIE AND FACILITATING REVERSE GEOCODE LOOKUPS

TWITTER, INC., San Franc...

1. A method for facilitating reverse geocode lookups, the method comprising:receiving, from a messaging system, a reverse geocode lookup request identifying location coordinates included in a request for messages received by the messaging system from a computer device;
generating a geohash value based on the location coordinates;
traversing a geocode trie structure based on the geohash value, wherein the geocode trie structure comprises nodes representing geohash values corresponding to variably sized tiles inside each of multiple geometries, wherein each geometry corresponds to a geographic area, each tile is defined by a corresponding geohash value, a size of each tile is dependent on a granularity of the corresponding geohash value, and the tiles inside a geometry associated with a geographic area contained within another geographic area include at least some tiles defined by geohash values having greater granularity than the geohash values defining the tiles of the geometry associated with the other geographic area;
identifying a most granular tile of the geocode trie structure matching the geohash value; and
providing, to the messaging system, location information based on the identifier of the most granular tile,
wherein the location information is usable by the messaging system for identifying and providing to the computer device a plurality of messages.

US Pat. No. 10,366,097

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONDUCTING SEARCHES AT TARGET DEVICES

OPEN TEXT HOLDINGS, INC.,...

1. A system for conducting computer investigations of a storage device at a target device remotely from a client device, comprising:a client device coupled to a target device over a network, the target device coupled to a storage device and having a servlet executing thereon; and
a non-transitory computer readable storage medium comprising instructions for:
identifying a file stored in the storage device;
transmitting a search key to the servlet at the target device over the network, the search key comprising a keyword;
transmitting file extents including a sector of the storage device and a count associated with the identified file to the servlet on the target device over the network, wherein in response to receipt of the search key and the file extents over the network, the servlet on the target device searches the coupled storage device for the search key received over the network only at the sector and count of the storage device identified by the file extents received over the network without opening the file and generates a search result, the search result identifying at least one sector on the storage device associated with a hit for the search key;
receiving the search result over the network from the target device;
determining one or more sectors of the at least one sector included in the search result to examine; and
sending a command to the servlet at the target device to retrieve the one or more sectors of the storage device; and
displaying the search result on a display device.

US Pat. No. 10,366,057

DESIGNATED COMPUTING GROUPS OR POOLS OF RESOURCES FOR STORING AND PROCESSING DATA BASED ON ITS CHARACTERISTICS

Teradata US, Inc., San D...

1. A method, at least partly implemented by a device, for handling data and one or more operations associated with the data in a database system, wherein the method comprises:providing multiple computing resources each configured to store and process the data independently from each other and to independently provide the stored data in response to database queries from the database system;
assigning a selected one of multiple computing groups of the computing resources of the database system to handle the data and one or more of the database queries associated with the data, including storing and processing of database requests associated with the data, based on one or more determined characteristics associated with the data, wherein
each one of the multiple computing groups of the computing resources includes one or more of the computing resources designated to be part of that computing group,
each one of the multiple computing resources includes one or more designated processors designated to process respective data stored only in one or more designated storage devices that are designated to store the respective data only for the computing resource, such that the one or more processors are configured to process database requests for the respective data stored only in the one or more storage devices, and
at least one of the computing groups includes one or more computing resources that are within a determined range of similarity;
providing first data of a first data characteristic to a first computing group of the computing groups of the database system designated for storing and processing of the data of the first data characteristic, wherein the first data characteristic includes not being indexed by the first computing group, and the first data is stored in one or more designated storage devices associated with the first computing group as non-indexed data;
providing second data of a second data characteristic to a second computing group of the computing groups of the database system designated for storing and processing of the data of the second data characteristic, wherein the second data characteristic includes being indexed by the second computing group, and the second data is stored one or more designated storage devices associated with the second computing group as indexed data by indexing the second data with respect to at least one data index;
not allowing the first data of the first data characteristic to be provided to and processed by the second computing group;
not allowing the second data of the second data characteristic to be provided to and processed by the first computing group; and
providing, independently by the first or second computing group, the stored first or second data in response to the one or more database queries of the database system.

US Pat. No. 10,365,951

HOT APPLICATION RESOURCE ALLOCATION METHOD, MOBILE TERMINAL AND STORAGE MEDIUM

GUANGDONG OPPO MOBILE TEL...

1. A method for hot Application (APP) resource allocation, comprising:when a preset APP is launched, allocating a dedicated Central Processing Unit (CPU) resource and a dedicated memory resource to the preset APP;
judging whether a duration of the preset APP running in a background state reaches a preset duration; and
when the duration of the preset APP running in the background state reaches the preset duration, releasing the dedicated CPU resource and the dedicated memory resource allocated to the preset APP, and allocating a common CPU resource and a common memory resource to the preset APP,
wherein the method further comprises:
when the preset APP is switched from running in the background state to running in a foreground state, judging whether a number of other preset APPs running in the foreground state reaches a preset threshold; and
when the number of the other preset APPs running in the foreground state does not reach the preset threshold, releasing the common CPU resource and the common memory resource allocated to the preset APP, and allocating the dedicated CPU resource and the dedicated memory resource to the preset APP.

US Pat. No. 10,365,694

PIVOT STRUCTURE ASSEMBLY AND ELECTRONIC DEVICE

COMPAL ELECTRONICS, INC.,...

1. A pivot structure assembly, comprising: a fixed cover; and a hinge module, disposed on the fixed cover, and comprising: a torque element, fixed on the fixed cover and having a first axle sleeve and a second axle sleeve, wherein the first axle sleeve and the second axle sleeve are parallely disposed at two opposite sides of the torque element; a first shaft, disposed through the first axle sleeve, and contacted with the first axle sleeve; a second shaft, disposed through the second axle sleeve, and contacted with the second axle sleeve; a first bracket, pivotally disposed on the torque element through the first shaft; and a second bracket, pivotally disposed on the torque element through the second shaft, wherein when the first bracket and the second bracket pivotally rotate relatively to the torque element, the first axle sleeve and the second axle sleeve respectively provide different friction forces to the first shaft and the second shaft, and the first bracket and the second bracket are respectively pivotally connected to two opposite sides of the torque element in a misalignment manner; wherein the first axle sleeve and the second axle sleeve respectively have a first position-limiting notch and a second position-limiting notch disposed at side edges of the first axle sleeve and the second axle sleeve; wherein the first bracket and the second bracket respectively have a third axle sleeve and a fourth axle sleeve respectively disposed adjacent to the first axle sleeve and the second axle sleeve, and the first bracket and the second bracket respectively sleeve the first shaft or the second shaft through the third sleeve and the fourth sleeve; and wherein the third sleeve and the fourth sleeve respectively have a first position-limiting flange and a second position-limiting flange corresponding to the first position-limiting notch and the second position-limiting notch, so as to limit a pivot angle of the first bracket and the second bracket relative to the torque element.

US Pat. No. 10,365,664

CONTROL VALVE

FIMCIN S.P.A., Milan (IT...

1. A control valve comprising:a valve body having an inlet and an outlet;
a flow shutter operatively interposed between the inlet and the outlet;
a driving spindle having a first actuating end and a second end opposite the first actuating end and connected to the flow shutter, wherein the driving spindle extends along a principal axis;
a differential pressure automatic regulation device comprising:
a cup-shaped body around the driving spindle and axially mobile with respect to the driving spindle;
a spring operatively interposed between the valve body and the cup-shaped body and configured to push the cup-shaped body away from the flow shutter; and
a rolling membrane having a radially inner edge fixed to the cup-shaped body and a radially outer edge fixed to the valve body to delimit a first chamber in fluid communication with the inlet and a second chamber in fluid communication with the outlet;
wherein the flow shutter has at least one inlet opening facing the inlet of the valve body and at least one outlet opening facing the cup-shaped body; and
wherein the control valve further comprises a shutter mounted around the driving spindle and facing towards the outlet opening of the flow shutter;
wherein the shutter comprises a circular plate and a tapered shaped portion associated with the circular plate that faces the outlet opening of the flow shutter.

US Pat. No. 10,365,658

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ALIGNING CROWDSOURCED SPARSE MAP DATA

Mobileye Vision Technolog...

1. A method of determining a line representation of a road surface feature extending along a road segment, the line representation of the road surface feature being configured for use in autonomous vehicle navigation, the method comprising:receiving, by a server, a first set of drive data including position information associated with the road surface feature, the position information being determined based on analysis of images of the road segment;
receiving, by a server, a second set of drive data including position information associated with the road surface feature, the position information being determined based on analysis of images of the road segment;
segmenting the first set of drive data into first drive patches and segmenting the second set of drive data into second drive patches;
longitudinally aligning the first set of drive data with the second set of drive data within corresponding patches; and
determining the line representation of the road surface feature based on the longitudinally aligned first and second drive data in the first and second draft patches.

US Pat. No. 10,365,609

ISOTROPIC HARMONIC OSCILLATOR AND ASSOCIATED TIME BASE WITHOUT ESCAPEMENT OR WITH SIMPLIFIED ESCAPEMENT

ECOLE POLYTECHNIQUE FEDER...

1. A mechanical isotropic harmonic oscillator comprising:a fixed base;
an intermediate block;
a mass configured to oscillate;
a first parallel spring stage connected between the mass and the intermediate block; and
a second parallel spring stage connected between the intermediate block and the fixed base,
wherein a direction of flexure of the first parallel stage is substantially perpendicular to a direction of flexure of the second parallel spring stage.

US Pat. No. 10,365,534

OPTICAL WAVEGUIDE DEVICE

SUMITMO OSAKA CEMENT CO.,...

1. An optical waveguide device comprising:a housing package;
a substrate with an electro-optic effect which is accommodated in the housing package and on which an optical waveguide and an electrode for controlling optical waves propagating through the optical waveguide are formed; and
at least one light source for irradiating ultraviolet light or violet light on the substrate in a state in which an electric field is not applied to the substrate,
wherein irradiation of ultraviolet light or violet light on the substrate with the light source is carried out when an amount of bias drift in the control of the optical wave with the electrode exceeds a predetermined amount.

US Pat. No. 10,365,501

HINGE ASSEMBLY AND GLASSES FRAME

WENZHOU SUNRISE INDSUTRIA...

1. A hinge assembly, comprising:a guide body (30) comprising a first end surface (31) and a second end surface (32) provided at opposite sides respectively, the first end surface is provided with a first guide slot (33), the second end surface is provided with a second guide slot (34), and the first guide slot and the second guide slot intersect orthogonally;
a first connection element (60), which is connected with a first spring (40) provided in an accommodation chamber (11) of an endpiece of a pair of glasses, and which is slidable telescopically in the axial direction of the accommodation chamber of the endpiece and has a first connection end (61) extending beyond an end surface of the endpiece;
a second connection element (70), which is connected with a second spring (50) provided in an accommodation chamber of a temple end of a pair of glasses, and which is slidable telescopically in the axial direction of the accommodation chamber of the temple end and has a second connection end (71) extending beyond an end surface of the temple end; and
comprising the first spring and the second spring;
wherein the first connection end (61) and the second connection end (71) are hingedly connected and pivoted with each other in the guide body (30), the first connection end is pivotable along the first guide slot, the second connection end pivotable along the second guide slot;
wherein, when being assembled to a pair of glasses, the first connection element is configured to compress the first spring provided in the accommodation chamber of the endpiece, and the second connection element is configured to compress the second spring provided in the accommodation chamber of the temple end, the spring force of the first spring acts on the endpiece such that the end surface of the endpiece abuts against the first end surface of the guide body, and the spring force of the second spring acts on the temple end such that the end face of the temple end abuts against the second end surface of the guide body.

US Pat. No. 10,365,477

REFLECTIVE DEVICE TO SCAN LIGHT TO PROJECT AN IMAGE ON A DISPLAY SURFACE

North Inc., Kitchener, O...

1. A reflective device comprising:a movable element to oscillate about at least one oscillation axis, the movable element comprising:
a substrate having a reflective layer provided on an upper surface of the substrate to scan light as the movable element oscillates; and
one or more arms coupled to the reflective layer;
one or more holder elements coupled to the one or more arms of the movable element to hold the movable element, the one or more holder elements comprising a region to receive at least a portion of the movable element as the movable element oscillates; and
a plurality of coils embedded within the substrate and embedded in at least a portion of the one or more arms, the plurality of coils to co-operate with a magnetic field to effect oscillation of the movable element, the plurality of coils completely embedded in an upper half of the substrate, below the reflective layer, and extending to a depth within the substrate from the upper surface of the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,365,469

TELESCOPE WITH LENS AND EYEPIECE MODULE

Swarovski-Optik KG., (AT...

1. A telescope comprising:a lens module having a first connection interface, wherein the lens module comprises a first casing and an objective lens system mounted within the first casing;
an eyepiece module having a second connection interface, wherein the eyepiece module comprises a second casing and an eyepiece optical system mounted within the second casing;
an optical unit configured to change image magnification; and
a reversing unit configured to reverse an image,
wherein the first connection interface and the second connection interface are configured to connect the lens module and the eyepiece module,
wherein the first connection interface is formed by an end section of the first casing and the second connection interface is formed by an end section of the second casing, and
wherein the optical unit and the reversing unit are arranged within the second casing.

US Pat. No. 10,365,440

GRATING BASED OPTICAL TRANSMITTER

Forelux Inc.

1. An optical apparatus, comprising:a light source region configured to generate light;
a first reflector region and a second reflector region configured to reflect the generated light to form an interference light along a first direction;
an interference region formed between the first reflector region and the second reflector region and coupled to the light source region, and the interference region configured to confine at least a portion of the interference light formed by light reflected between the first reflector region and the second reflector region along the first direction; and
a grating region containing a first grating structure and a second grating structure with substantially the same periodicity but different duty cycles, wherein both grating structures are arranged along the first direction with 180° phase offset,
wherein the grating region is formed on a region confining at least a portion of the interference light, and the grating region is configured to emit at least a portion of the light along a second direction that is different from the first direction, and
wherein a quarter-wavelength shift region is formed in the grating region by removing or adding at least one segment of the grating structures.

US Pat. No. 10,365,422

LUMINOUS MOUSE PAD AND LUMINOUS BASE BODY THEREOF

HADES-GAMING CORP., New ...

1. A luminous mouse pad, comprising:a base plate, having a fixing unit on a periphery thereof, and a sliding layer disposed on a top surface thereof;
a light source, disposed in the fixing unit; and
a light-guiding pipe, fixed at the periphery of the base plate; the light-guiding pipe having at least one end adjacent to the light source and guiding light from the light source into the light-guiding pipe; the light-guiding pipe being exposed outside the periphery of the base plate, thereby the light from the light source irradiates from a surface of the light-guiding pipe.

US Pat. No. 10,365,319

APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING DETERIORATION OF PHOTOCOUPLER

DENSO WAVE INCORPORATED, ...

1. A controller, comprising:an alternating-current voltage input circuit to which an alternating-current voltage is applied, the alternating-current voltage input circuit:
having a photocoupler receiving the alternating-current voltage, and
outputting an electric voltage pulse signal depending on performance of the photocoupler, the electric voltage pulse signal having a voltage pulse for each of positive and negative periods repeated in the alternating-current voltage; and
an apparatus which determines deterioration in the performance of the photocoupler, the apparatus having a processor configured to:
receive the electric voltage pulse signal outputted from the photocoupler, and detect a duty ration of the received electric voltage pulse signal;
determine whether or not the detected duty ratio is less than a duty ratio reference threshold, the duty ratio reference threshold having been previously set based on a predetermined percentage in relation to a duty ratio of a reference photocoupler; and
determine that the photocoupler has deteriorated in the performance thereof more than a usable level if it is determined that the detected duty ratio is less than the duty ratio reference threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,365,190

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PROCESSING SAMPLES ON POROUS SUBSTRATES

Whatman International Lim...

1. A system for processing samples fixed to a porous substrate, the system comprising:a first seal comprising a first passageway configured to permit fluid to flow through the first seal;
a second seal comprising a second passageway configured to permit fluid to flow through the second seal;
a support for the porous substrate, wherein the porous substrate having the samples fixed thereto is positioned between the first seal and the second seal;
an actuator that causes one or both of the first seal and the second seal to press against the porous substrate to form both a fluid isolation area between the first passageway and the second passageway and a compressed barrier against a portion of the porous substrate that is outside the fluid isolation area;
a fluid inlet having access to the fluid isolation area via the first passageway at least when the one or both of the first seal and the second seal is pressed against the porous substrate; and
a fluid outlet to receive fluid through the second passageway.

US Pat. No. 10,365,178

LEAK DETECTION SYSTEM

SAINT-GOBAIN PERFORMANCE ...

1. A leak detection system comprising:a sensor having a first condition when dry and a second condition when wet;
a communication device operatively coupled to the sensor;
an attachment element adapted to attach the leak detection system to an area for monitoring fluid leakage, wherein the attachment element is removable, reusable, or both, wherein the sensor comprises a detection element comprising an electrical circuit, and wherein the electrical circuit comprises a wire having a plurality of fingers; and
a substrate, wherein the detection element is in communication with the substrate, wherein the substrate is adapted to change between a first size when dry and a second size when wet in response to fluid contact, the first and second sizes being different from one another, and wherein the plurality of fingers are adapted so that a conductive fluid will bridge a gap between the plurality of fingers to create a closed circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,365,165

PIPE CLAMP THERMOCOUPLE

Fieldpiece Instruments, I...

1. A thermocouple assembly for measuring the temperature of a pipe, comprising:a pipe clamp;
a first metal strip formed of a first metal mounted in the pipe clamp;
a second metal strip formed of a second metal dissimilar to the first metal mounted in the pipe clamp;
the first and second metal strips being arranged in the pipe clamp such that closing the pipe clamp on a pipe creates two thermocouple junctions where the metal strips contact the pipe;
a thermocouple reading instrument connected to the metal strips to indicate the temperature of the pipe;
wherein the pipe clamp has a pair of opposing clamp jaws for grasping a pipe and the first and second metal strips are mounted in a selected one of the clamp jaws.

US Pat. No. 10,365,148

METHOD FOR ASCERTAINING THE NET WEIGHT OF A PRODUCT IN A SINGLE PRODUCT RANGE

Wipotec-Wiege- und Positi...

1. A method for determining a net weight (WeightProduct Range Net) of a product (3a-3e) in a product range, wherein multiple connected product ranges form a product chain (1), comprising the steps of:a) determining, with a weighing device, a total weight (WeightTotal Gross) of the product chain (1),
b) the product chain (1) is x-rayed with an x-ray device, to determine values with one or more processors, that correspond with the x-rays, which penetrate a defined range of the product chain (1),
c) determining, with one or more processors, a total value (Grayscale ValueTotal Gross) for the entire product chain (1) from the determined values,
d) selecting or specifying a product range (La-Le) with an individual product (3a-3e) contained therein is selected or specified through based on analysis of the determined values,
e) forming a value (Grayscale ValueProduct Range Gross) of the product range (La-Le) from the determined values and either steps f) and g) or steps h) and i),
f) determining, with one or more processors, a gross weight (WeightProduct Range Gross) of the product range (La-Le),
g) determining, with one or more processors, a net weight (WeightProduct Range Net) from the difference of the weight WeightProduct Range Gross and a predefined or determined weight (WeightTARE) of the product range (La-Le) without product (3a-3e), or
h) determining, with one or more processors, the net weight (WeightTotal Net) from the difference of the weight WeightTotal Gross and a pre defined or determined weight (WeightTotal TARE) of the product chain (1) without product (3a-3e), and
i) determining, with one or more processors, the net weight (WeightProduct Range Net) of the individual product (3a-3e) by dividing the net weight (WeightTotal Net) of the product chain (1) according to the values (Grayscale ValueProduct Range Gross) of the product ranges (La-Le).

US Pat. No. 10,365,147

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ELECTRODE IMPEDANCE MEASUREMENT

ABB Limited, Stonehouse,...

1. A method of obtaining a measure of electrical impedance in respect of one or more sensing electrodes of an electromagnetic flowmeter, the method comprising:intermittently injecting an impedance measurement signal to at least one of the sensing electrodes whilst a coil excitation drive signal is applied to field generating coils of the flowmeter;
during a first interval, when the coil excitation drive signal is applied to the coils and the impedance measurement signal is injected to at least one of the sensing electrodes, obtaining a first measurement signal from the sensing electrodes, the first measurement signal comprising an electromagnetically induced flow measurement signal and an electrode impedance measurement signal;
during a second interval, when the coil excitation drive signal is applied to the coils but the impedance measurement signal is not injected to at least one of the sensing electrodes, obtaining a second measurement signal from the sensing electrodes, the second measurement signal comprising an electromagnetically induced flow measurement signal; and
combining the first measurement signal and the second measurement signal to obtain an output signal comprising the electrode impedance measurement signal without the electromagnetically induced flow measurement signal;
wherein the coil excitation drive signal has a cyclically varying wave form having a drive period;
wherein the combining comprises using a delay line having a delay period;
wherein the delay period is an integer number of cycles of the drive period of the coil excitation drive signal.

US Pat. No. 10,365,101

MOVABLE MARKING SYSTEM, CONTROLLING METHOD FOR MOVABLE MARKING APPARATUS, AND COMPUTER READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM

LANDOR ARCHITECTURE, INC....

1. A movable marking system comprising a movable marking apparatus, the movable marking system comprising:a data receiving unit, which receives information regarding space targeted for scanning;
a driving unit, which supplies power to the movable marking apparatus, and which moves the movable marking apparatus;
a sensing unit for scanning the space targeted for scanning;
a scan condition setting unit, which sets a movement path along which the movable marking apparatus moves, which sets a scan position for scanning the space targeted for scanning by taking into account characteristics of an object in the space targeted for scanning, which are obtained from reference map data corresponding to the space targeted for scanning, and which sets a scan angle which is a scan direction of the sensing unit at the scan position;
a position detecting unit, which detects a position of the movable marking apparatus by comparing scan data obtained through the sensing unit at the scan position with the reference map data; and
when the position of the movable marking apparatus is off the movement path by a predetermined range or more based on the comparison of the scan data with the reference map data, the driving unit moves the movable marking apparatus so that the movable marking apparatus moves to the movement path.

US Pat. No. 10,365,095

ROLLING VIRTUAL WHEEL SPINDLE CALIBRATION

SNAP-ON INCORPORATED, Ke...

1. A method for detecting an occurrence of a movement deviation during a rolling movement of a wheel assembly across a supporting surface associated with a rolling compensation procedure of a vehicle service system, the method comprising:rolling the wheel assembly across the supporting surface to generate the rolling movement;
acquiring data associated with the wheel assembly at a plurality of positions across said supporting surface during the rolling movement;
processing said acquired data to obtain a set of values representative of a parameter associated with the wheel assembly in each of said plurality of positions across said supporting surface;
evaluating said set of parameter values to identify each value in said set of parameter values which deviated, during said rolling movement, from an expected value by more than an acceptable tolerance in response to a movement deviation by the wheel assembly; and
selecting, within a vehicle service procedure, an action in response to said evaluation identifying at least one deviated value.

US Pat. No. 10,365,088

DISTRIBUTED MEASURING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR SIMULTANEOUSLY MEASURING STRAIN AND TEMPERATURE BASED ON OPTICAL FREQUENCY DOMAIN REFLECTION

Tianjin University, Tian...

1. A device for simultaneously measuring strain and temperature based on optical frequency domain reflection, comprising a tunable laser; a beam splitter, a main interferometer unit, a light source phase monitor based on an auxiliary interferometer, an acquisition device and a computer processing unit, wherein(a) said tunable laser provides an emergent light;
(b) said beam spliter splits said emergent light in a ratio of 1:99 into two light sources for said light source phase monitor and said main interferometer unit, respectively;
(c) said main interferometer unit comprises two Mach-Zehnder interferometers, each comprising a circulator, a 50:50 beam splitter, a 50:50 coupler, a polarization controller, a sensing fiber, a first polarization beam splitter, a second polarization beam splitter, a first balanced detector and a second balanced detector which outputs analog signals of interference;
(d) said acquisition device converts said analog signals into digital signals of interference; and
(e) said computer processing unit processes said digital signals of interference to obtain simultaneously measured values for strain and temperature; and
(f) said sensing fibers of said two Mach-Zehnder interferometers are positioned parallel.

US Pat. No. 10,365,085

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MEASURING THICKNESS OF THIN FILM

INSTITUTE OF NUCLEAR ENER...

1. A method for measuring a thickness of a thin film, comprising the steps of:(1) basing on a training database to establish an artificial neural network, the training database including a plurality of modified spectra and a plurality of film thicknesses corresponding individually to the plurality of modified spectra; wherein the step (1) includes the steps of:
(11) determining a substrate of the sample, a material of the coated film, and a measuring range for the sample;
(12) applying the thin-film optical theory to establish randomly a plurality of simulated spectra in correspondence to different thicknesses of the coated film on the sample within the measuring range, in which each of the plurality of simulated spectra includes an optical parameter of the sample with respect to a specific wavelength of the light beam; and
(13) adding a noise parameter into each of the plurality of simulated spectra so as to form corresponding one of the plurality of modified spectra;
(2) measuring a sample having a coated film so as to obtain a spectrum; and
(3) running the artificial neural network already trained by the plurality of modified spectra so as to use the spectrum to estimate a thickness of the coated film on the sample.

US Pat. No. 10,365,057

SMART GUN TECHNOLOGY

Safearms LLC, Beavercree...

1. A firearm comprising a smart technology system that controls one or more firearm functionalities, the smart technology system comprising:one or more input/output (I/O) devices;
a lock device that disables a component of the firearm required to discharge the firearm while in an engaged state, and enables the component of the firearm while in a disengaged state;
a cover that encloses at least one component of the smart technology system;
a tamper detection device that detects when the cover is open;
a processor; and
a non-transitory computer readable storage medium having computer program instructions stored thereon that, when executed by the processor, causes the system to:
engage the lock device;
receive an input signal from an I/O device, the input signal encoding information regarding the identity of a user;
determine from the input signal whether the user is an authorized user;
disengage the lock device, enter a maintenance mode, or disengage the lock device and enter the maintenance mode when the user is determined to be an authorized user; and
in response to the tamper detection device detecting the cover is open while the system is not in the maintenance mode, transmit an alert to a remote device indicating an attempt to tamper with the system.

US Pat. No. 10,365,047

ELECTRONICS COOLING WITH MULTI-PHASE HEAT EXCHANGE AND HEAT SPREADER

GE Aviation Systems LLC, ...

1. A system for cooling a surface comprising:a housing comprising:
an evaporator portion; and
a multi-domain heat exchanger having at least one trifurcated heat exchange portion comprising an array of unit cells defining a plurality of nested trifurcated domains, the array of unit cells of the multi-domain heat exchanger comprising:
a first structure comprising a trifurcated condenser portion, the trifurcated condenser portion coupled to the evaporator portion;
a second structure comprising a trifurcated coolant portion, the trifurcated coolant portion substantially surrounded by the trifurcated condenser portion; and
a trifurcated phase change material portion substantially surrounding the trifurcated condenser portion, the trifurcated phase change material portion configured to receive a phase change material.

US Pat. No. 10,365,043

STIRRING FAN FOR HEAT TREATMENT APPARATUS, AND HEAT TREATMENT APPARATUS INCLUDING THE SAME

Koyo Thermo Systems Co., ...

1. A stirring fan for a heat treatment apparatus, comprising:a shaft; and
a plurality of blades radially extending from the shaft, wherein
the shaft includes a blade fixing portion for fixing the blades,
the blade fixing portion includes a cylindrical portion extending in a longitudinal direction of the shaft,
a hole inside the cylindrical portion is open to one end face of the shaft and a deeper side of the hole is closed,
the stirring fan further comprises a discharge portion for discharging gas inside the cylindrical portion to the outside of the blade fixing portion,
the discharge portion is open to the outside of the blade fixing portion, at a position away from the one end face of the shaft,
the discharge portion includes a discharge hole that is continuous with the hole inside the cylindrical portion and that is open to an outer surface of the stirring fan,
the discharge hole is opened to an outer circumferential face of the blade fixing portion at a position between two roots of the two blades adjacent to each other in a circumferential direction of the shaft, and
the deeper side of the hole is closed such that the gas introduced into the hole from opening of the one end face of the shaft is discharged to outside of the cylindrical portion at a position between the two roots of the two blades adjacent to each other via the discharge hole.

US Pat. No. 10,365,041

EXTRUDED POLYCARBONATE STICKER FOR SPACING WOOD

DSV Holdings LLC, Osage ...

1. A method for manufacturing a sticker for spacing wood, the method comprising:providing an alloy comprising polycarbonate resin, and polysulfone resin that is at least 10% of the alloy by weight;
drying the alloy until the moisture content of the alloy is less than 0.02%;
injecting carbon black into the dried alloy as the dried alloy is fed into an extruder;
the extruder extruding the alloy into an extrusion;
passing the extrusion through multiple sizers in a liquid cooling tank;
passing the extrusion through a wiping gasket in the liquid cooling tank into an air drying area;
pulling the extrusion with a puller that includes a plurality of teeth that provide a first plurality of lateral grooves running substantially perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the extrusion in a top and bottom surface of the extrusion; and
cutting the extrusion to at least one specified length.

US Pat. No. 10,365,036

BEVERAGE COOLING DISPLAY SYSTEMS AND METHODS

ISEE STORE INNOVATIONS, L...

1. A beverage cooling display system comprising:a roller assembly that is configured to rotate one or more beverage containers, the roller assembly comprising multiple rollers spaced apart from one another; and
a cooling assembly that is configured to cool the one or more beverage containers,
wherein the cooling assembly comprises one or more cold plates, wherein the one or more beverage containers are configured to be positioned between the rollers above the one or more cold plates, and
wherein the one or more cold plates comprises multiple upper cradling surfaces arranged side by side in a row with junctions between adjacent upper cradling surfaces in the row, each of the upper cradling surfaces having a concave curvature that conforms to a shape of at least a portion of an outer surface of the one or more beverage containers, each of the junctions being disposed below and aligning with a corresponding one of the rollers.

US Pat. No. 10,364,995

UNIT WITH RECOVERY WHEEL AND ECONOMIZER AND METHOD OF CONTROL

SEMCO LLC, Columbia, MO ...

1. A unit for ventilating a space within a budding, the unit comprising:a recovery wheel;
an energy recovery outdoor air inlet into the unit from outdoors;
a supply air outlet from the recovery wheel, wherein the supply air outlet includes a supply air passageway;
an outdoor air supply fan that draws a first stream of outdoor air into the unit from the outdoors through the energy recovery outdoor air inlet and moves the first stream of the outdoor air through the recovery wheel to the supply air outlet;
at least one economizer outdoor air inlet into the unit from the outdoors;
a modulating economizer damper that opens to bring a second stream of the outdoor air into the unit from the outdoors, wherein:
the economizer damper is between the at least one economizer outdoor air inlet and the supply air outlet;
when the economizer damper is open, the second stream of the outdoor air is allowed to enter the supply air outlet from the outdoors through the at least one economizer outdoor air inlet, without passing through the recovery wheel;
when the economizer damper is open, the economizer damper is modulated to maintain a supply air temperature set point;
when the economizer damper is open, the unit is operated without the need for a return air damper to regulate or modulate flow of return air from the building in order to have the desired amount of outdoor air; and
when the economizer damper is closed, the outdoor air is substantially prevented from entering the supply air outlet from the outdoors through the at least one economizer outdoor air inlet; and
an exhaust air discharge fan that moves exhaust air from the space through the recovery wheel and blows the exhaust air out of the unit to the outdoors, wherein, when the economizer damper is open, building static pressure is controlled by controlling powered exhaust airflow of the exhaust air discharge fan.

US Pat. No. 10,364,985

BIO-FUEL FURNACE

Olen Creative Group, LLC....

1. A furnace for burning bio-fuel comprising:a combustion unit;
a bio-fuel feed assembly operatively connected for selectively depositing bio-fuel into the combustion unit for combustion;
an airflow management apparatus operatively connected to the combustion unit for regulating airflow through the combustion unit; and
control apparatus operatively connected to the combustion unit, the bio-fuel feed assembly and the airflow management assembly to control the combustion of bio-fuel within the combustion unit,
the combustion unit includes a core having a core interior thereof within which bio-fuel is burned, the core also having an angle inlet port extending into the core interior and an exhaust port extending from the core interior,
the airflow management apparatus includes a) a length of conduit helically wrapped around the core, b) a first fan connected in airflow communication to the length of conduit and the inlet port of the core for forcing ambient inlet air through the length of conduit and directionally into the core interior to create a combustion vortex of ambient inlet air, combusting bio-fuel to produce exhaust gases and thermal energy within the core interior when the bio fuel is burnt, and c) a second fan connected in airflow communication to the exhaust port of the core for creating a negative air pressure within the core interior to draw the combustion vortex through the core interior and exhaust air from the core, the length of conduit constitutes a preheat coil adapted to transfer thermal energy from the core into ambient inlet air circulated therethrough to superheat the inlet air to a temperature above the combustion temperature of the bio-fuel.

US Pat. No. 10,364,975

HIGHLY EFFICIENT LED ARRAY MODULE WITH PRE-CALCULATED NON-CIRCULAR ASYMMETRICAL LIGHT DISTRIBUTION

BRIDGELUX INC., Fremont,...

1. A light module comprising:a light emitting diode (LED) array having a planar front surface and configured to emit light from the planar front surface; and
a double-reflective assembly coupled to the LED array, the double-reflective assembly comprising:
a frame having an opening with the LED array disposed therein and the planar front surface of the LED array being co-planar with the frame;
a lower member comprising:
a left bottom reflector having a planar reflective surface;
a right bottom reflector having a planar reflective surface;
wherein the planar reflective surfaces of the left and right bottom reflectors extend from respective sides of the opening of the frame and at respective angles away from the planar front surface of the LED array, such that the left and right bottom reflectors do not physically intersect the planar front surface of the LED array; and
an upper member comprising:
a left top reflector; and
a right top reflector,
wherein the left top reflector is attached to the left bottom reflector to form a left double-reflective assembly, and the right top reflector is attached to the right bottom reflector to form a right double-reflective assembly, and
wherein the left and right double-reflective assemblies each have a shape configured to reflect light emitted from the LED array to distribute respective non-circular intensity light distribution patterns that are asymmetrical with respect to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,364,958

LIGHT SOURCE

Varroc Lighting Systems, ...

1. A light source, especially for lamps of motor vehicles, comprising:a plurality of light emitting diodes (LED) (1) arranged in a row, wherein each light emitting diode (1) comprises a monocrystal (2), covered by a cap (3) of a transparent material at one side, and an anode contact element (4) to supply and a cathode contact element (5) to lead away direct current at the other side, wherein the anode contact element (4) and the cathode contact element (5) each comprises a heat-conducting body formed as a plate,
wherein the light emitting diodes (1) arranged in a row are connected with their anode contact elements (4) to one thermally and electrically conductive cooling plate (43, 45) and with their cathode contact elements (5) to another thermally and electrically conductive cooling plate (53, 55), wherein the anode and cathode contact elements (4, 5) are positioned between the cap (3) of their respective light emitting diodes (1) and the conductive cooling plates (43, 53; 45, 55) such that the anode and cathode contact elements (4, 5) are configured to convey heat generated by the light emitting diodes (1) to the conductive cooling plates (43, 53; 45, 55),
wherein the cooling plates (43, 53; 45, 55) are electrically insulated from each other and are arranged with their lateral sides next to each other, and each of the cooling plates (43, 53; 45, 55) is fitted on a horizontal surface averted from the light emitting diodes (1) with a plurality of cooling elements extending vertically from the horizontal surface of the cooling plate (43, 53; 45, 55) and configured to transfer heat to a cooling media,
wherein the cooling plates (43, 45; 53, 55), together with the cooling elements, delimit a cooling channel (65) with a closed cross-section, and wherein the cooling plates (43, 45; 53, 55) form a wall or walls of the cooling channel (65).

US Pat. No. 10,364,955

ILLUMINATION MODULE FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE

VALEO ILUMINACION, Marto...

1. An illumination module for a motor vehicle comprising:at least one organic electroluminescent diode that is received in a support equipped with a connection to said at least one organic electroluminescent diode and a device to supply electrical power and/or control the electrical power supply of said diode, the support including a hinge that is closed when said diode is connected to the electrical power supply, said diode carrying at least one first conductor terminal designed to be connected electrically to at least a second conductor terminal of an intermediate connection element, the intermediate connection element including at least an insulating part of which is produced from flexible material and including at least one conducting part, the insulating part and the at least one conducting part being arranged between said first and second conductor terminals when they are electrically connected.

US Pat. No. 10,364,929

PIPE COUPLING ENCAPSULATION ASSEMBLY

Krausz Industries Ltd., ...

1. A pipe coupling encapsulation assembly comprising:a repair coupling comprising an elastomeric seal, clamp members and one or more tightening elements for tightening said clamp members towards each other; and
a grip member assembled in said repair coupling, said grip member formed into an at least partially circumferential band, said band comprising a plurality of pipe interface members with protrusions capable of digging into an outer surface of a pipe being sealed, and wherein said grip member comprises a plurality of radially inner and radially outer bends, wherein said pipe interface members and said protrusions are located at radially inward surfaces of said inner bends;
wherein a row of at least one of said protrusions is located at each of said pipe interface members.

US Pat. No. 10,364,908

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A HOUSING CENTRAL PART OF A HIGH-PRESSURE SLIDE GATE VALVE

STAHL-ARMATUREN PERSTA Ge...

1. A method for producing a central housing part of a high-pressure slide gate valve from high-temperature steel, with first and second die-forged central-housing-part half-shells with forged-on connectors welded to one another, using electron-beam welding without any welding filler material, by a butt weld seam, which runs in a plane which runs transversely to the connectors and subdivides the central housing part, the method comprising:designing wall thicknesses of the first and second central-housing-part half-shells overall on a basis of a weld strength factor equal to one, and
once the butt weld seam has been produced, subjecting the entire central housing part to a rigorous heat treatment involving heating to beyond the transformation temperature, quenching and tempering,
wherein walls of the first and second central-housing-part half shells are designed to be as thin as possible, with account being taken of the static, thermal and dynamic loading.

US Pat. No. 10,364,891

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MAKING HELICAL COIL SPRING TYPE SEAL

NEO MECHANICS LIMITED, H...

1. A method for fabricating a seal with a helical coil spring structure, comprising: determining an inner diameter and an outer diameter of one or more absorption layers, wherein the inner diameter of the absorption layers is larger than a diameter of a piston and the outer diameter of the absorption layers is smaller than a diameter of a cylinder internal wall; determining an inner diameter and an outer diameter of one or more cylinder-sealing layers, wherein the inner diameter of the cylinder-sealing layers is the same as the inner diameter of the absorption layers and the outer diameter of the cylinder-sealing layers is larger than the diameter of the cylinder internal wall; determining an inner diameter and an outer diameter of piston-sealing layers, wherein the inner diameter of the piston-sealing layers is smaller than the diameter of the piston and the outer diameter of the piston-sealing layers is the same as the outer diameter of the absorption layers; providing a plurality of C-shaped rings, comprising: one or more absorption layer C-shaped rings of the determined inner and outer diameters of the absorption layers; one or more cylinder-sealing layer C-shaped rings of the determined inner and outer diameters of the cylinder-sealing layers; and one or more piston-sealing layer C-shaped rings of the determined inner and outer diameters of the piston-sealing layers; stacking and connecting the plurality of C-shaped rings together to form a coiled structure of the seal, wherein the step of stacking and connecting the plurality of C-shaped rings together to form a coiled structure comprises: placing the C-shaped rings one-by-one on a rotatable stepped welding holder to be connected and welded to each other to form the coiled structure.

US Pat. No. 10,364,847

MOUNTING DEVICE

Fenner U.S., Inc., Manhe...

1. A device for coaxially mounting a machine element having a bore upon a shaft comprising:a nut having threads and a first connector;
an outer sleeve for engaging the machine element, comprising:
an external surface configured to cooperate with the bore of the machine element;
a tapered internal surface;
at least one axial slot extending longitudinally along the outer sleeve to permit radial expansion of the outer sleeve;
a helical striation formed on the tapered internal surface wherein the helical striation comprises a plurality of convolutions having a lead angle;
an inner sleeve for encircling the shaft, comprising:
a tapered external surface corresponding in angle of taper to the tapered internal surface of the outer sleeve;
at least one axial slot extending longitudinally along the inner sleeve to permit radial expansion of the inner sleeve; and
a helical striation formed on the tapered external surface wherein the helical striation comprises a plurality of convolutions wherein the striations of the inner sleeve have a lead angle that is similar to the lead angle of the striations of the outer sleeve but in a negative direction;
wherein one of the inner and outer sleeves comprises a threaded portion cooperable with the threaded portion of the nut and the other of the inner and outer sleeves comprises a second connector cooperable with the first connector to connect the other of the inner and outer sleeves with the nut to impede substantial axial displacement of the sleeve relative to the nut while allowing rotation of the nut relative to the other of the inner and outer sleeves;
wherein rotating the nut in a first direction displaces the inner sleeve in a first direction relative to the outer sleeve, thereby causing the inner sleeve to contract against the shaft and the outer sleeve to expand against the bore of the machine element, and wherein rotating the nut in a second direction displaces the inner sleeve in a second direction relative to the outer sleeve, thereby loosening the inner sleeve from the shaft and the outer sleeve from the bore of the machine element.

US Pat. No. 10,364,732

VALVE DEVICE FOR EXHAUST FLOW PASSAGE

FUTABA INDUSTRIAL CO., LT...

1. A valve device for an exhaust flow passage, the valve device comprising a toggle mechanism, the valve device comprising:a support body;
a valve body that is supported by the support body so as to be rotationally movable and that is configured to open and close an exhaust flow passage;
a support-side link member that is supported by the support body so as to be rotationally movable;
a valve-side link member that is supported by the valve body so as to be rotationally movable and that is coupled to the support-side link member so as to be rotationally movable to each other; and
a spring that is configured to bias the valve body in a valve closed direction,
wherein the support-side link member and the valve-side link member form a first stopper mechanism and a second stopper mechanism,
the first stopper mechanism being configured to limit a link angle formed by the support-side link member and the valve-side link member, by abutment of a first support-side stopper portion formed in the support-side link member and a first valve-side stopper portion formed in the valve-side link member against each other, and,
the second stopper mechanism being configured to limit the link angle by abutment of a second support-side stopper portion formed in the support-side link member and a second valve-side stopper portion formed in the valve-side link member against each other.

US Pat. No. 10,364,711

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR DYNAMIC HYDRAULIC LOCKING AND RELEASING A CAM LOBE FROM A CAMSHAFT

Yelir, Inc., Fort Collin...

1. A dynamically locking cam lobe engagement system, said system comprising:a camshaft, said camshaft comprising a first key slot and a second key slot;
a cam lobe comprising a channel through said cam lobe and wherein said cam lobe fits over said camshaft and between said first key slot and said second key slot;
a first moveable disk comprising a first pin extension which engages said channel, wherein said first moveable disk fits over said camshaft, said first moveable disk comprises a slot on an interior portion of said first moveable disk which engages a first key in one of said first and second key slots;
a first axial movement limitation ring fitted onto said camshaft in a position to limit movement of said first moveable disk in a direction away from said cam lobe;
a second moveable disk comprising a second pin extension which engages said channel, wherein said second moveable disk fits over said camshaft, said second moveable disk comprises a slot on an interior portion of said second moveable disk which engages a second key in one of said first and second key slots;
a second axial movement limitation ring fitted onto said camshaft in a position to limit movement of said second moveable disk in a direction away from said cam lobe.

US Pat. No. 10,364,685

IMPINGEMENT SYSTEM FOR AN AIRFOIL

Gneral Electric Company, ...

1. An airfoil comprising:an exterior wall comprising an inner surface, an outer surface, and a plurality of exterior wall regions, said exterior wall defining a first interior space, said exterior wall further comprising:
a pressure sidewall; and
a suction sidewall coupled to said pressure sidewall, wherein said suction sidewall and said pressure sidewall define a leading edge and a trailing edge opposite said leading edge;
a root portion;
a tip portion opposite said root portion;
a trailing edge pin bank disposed within said first interior space; and
an impingement system disposed within said first interior space, said impingement system configured to channel a coolant stream to said exterior wall, said impingement system comprising:
an interior wall substantially parallel to said exterior wall, said interior wall defining a second interior space, said interior wall further defines a plurality of impingement holes configured to channel a flow of coolant from said second interior space to said first interior space, said interior wall having an impingement hole density having a varying hole density pattern; and
a plurality of dividing walls extending from said interior wall to said exterior wall, said interior wall, said exterior wall, and said plurality of dividing walls define a first zone and a second zone, said plurality of dividing walls comprises a first dividing wall coupled to said trailing edge pin bank, said first dividing wall separating said first zone and said second zone, wherein said impingement hole density is configured to separately meter flow to said first and second zones.

US Pat. No. 10,364,647

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTROLLING FLUID FLOW THROUGH A DOWN HOLE TOOL

TORSCH INC., Calgary (CA...

1. An apparatus for controlling fluid flow within a downhole tool comprising:an outer mandrel extending between a first end and a second end; and
a sleeve slidably located within said outer mandrel, wherein said sleeve and mandrel form first, second and third annular chambers located radially therebetween, wherein said sleeve includes an inner surface open to a passage through said apparatus along an entire length of the sleeve,
wherein said first annular chamber is in fluidic communication with an exterior of said mandrel and defined between a ridge on the outer surface of said sleeve and a ridge on the inner surface of said mandrel,
wherein said second annular chamber is in fluidic communication with an interior of said sleeve, and
wherein said third annular chamber is substantially sealed.

US Pat. No. 10,364,628

USE OF PRE-STRESSED STEEL STRAND IN THE PROCEDURE OF MULTI-ANGLE DRILLING CORING

CHIFENG HAO FENG DRILLING...

1. A method for multi-angle core drilling using pre-stressed steel strand, comprising:A setting up a drilling machine with support on a drilling field; conducting a safety check; running the drilling machine; installing a first core internal pipe; drilling a hole;
B conveying a pre-stressed steel strand by a rolling wheel after the first core internal pipe is full with a core by drilling; wherein the pre-stressed steel strand enters a front part of a drill rod to obtain the core internal pipe; pulling out the first core internal pipe without taking out the drill rod; putting down the first core internal pipe;
C putting a second core internal pipe in the drill rod; pushing the second core internal pipe by the pre-stressed steel strand which is driven by the rolling wheel, such that the second core internal pipe is pushed into a front end of the drill rod; pulling out the pre-stressed steel strand; winding the pre-stressed steel strand on a winder; linking the drill rod; running a power head; keeping drilling; wherein the second core internal pipe is empty before drilling;
D when the drilling machine is drilling with the second core internal pipe, retrieving a core of the first core internal pipe; and when the drilling machine is drilling with the first core internal pipe, retrieving a core of the second core internal pipe;
E repeating the steps B, C, and D, till a predetermined drilling depth is reached.

US Pat. No. 10,364,621

PIPE HANDLING FOR A DRILL STRING AT GROUND EXIT

American Augers, Inc., W...

1. An apparatus comprising:an elongate frame having a frame axis;
first and second vise assemblies supported in side-by-side relationship on the frame, the first vise assembly configured to grip and rotate a first pipe section, and the second vise assembly configured to grip a second pipe section without rotation;
a retainer assembly supported on the frame in spaced relationship to the vise assemblies and configured to grip the first pipe section without rotation; and
a positioning assembly configured to move the retainer assembly in a direction transverse to the frame axis;
wherein the first vise assembly contacts the first pipe section at four distinct points on the first pipe section.

US Pat. No. 10,364,618

DRILL STRING COMPONENTS RESISTANT TO JAMMING

BLY IP INC., Salt Lake C...

1. A threaded drill string component that resists jamming and cross threading, comprising:a hollow body having a first end, an opposing second end, and a central axis extending through the hollow body; and
a thread positioned on the first end of the hollow body, the thread having a width, wherein:
the thread comprises a plurality of helical turns extending along the first end of the hollow body,
the thread comprises a leading end proximate the first end of the hollow body,
the leading end of the thread is orientated at an acute angle relative to the central axis of the hollow body,
the leading end of the thread faces toward an adjacent turn of the thread,
the leading end of the thread extends the full thread width from a leading edge of the thread to a trailing edge of the thread,
the leading end of the thread comprises a planar surface extending normal to the hollow body,
the thread is tapered relative to the central axis,
the leading edge of the thread defines a clearance flank oriented at an angle of at least 45 degrees relative to a transverse axis that is perpendicular to the hollow body, and
the trailing edge of the thread is oriented at a negative pressure flank angle relative to the transverse axis.

US Pat. No. 10,364,609

METHOD FOR EXCAVATING MUD LINE CELLAR FOR SUBSEA WELL DRILLING

NOBLE DRILLING SERVICES I...

1. A method for excavating a well cellar, comprising:lowering an excavating apparatus having a cellar liner therein to a bottom of a body of water, the excavating apparatus comprising pads mounted to articulated arms, the arms extendable and retractable to selectively lock the excavating apparatus in place inside the cellar liner, a first motor coupled to a drill bit, the first motor mounted to the excavating apparatus by a pivoting element operable so that an angle of the first motor with respect to a longitudinal axis of the excavating apparatus is controllable during use, means to move the excavating apparatus upwardly and downwardly, and a second motor attached to excavating apparatus enable rotation of the first motor about the longitudinal axis;
excavating the well cellar by operating the excavating apparatus, while contemporaneously lowering the cellar liner into the well cellar until a top of the cellar liner is substantially level with the bottom of the body of water;
excavating a pilot well below a bottom of the cellar using the excavating apparatus; and
inserting a well head support pipe into the pilot well.

US Pat. No. 10,364,574

CONTINUOUS SCREW TIGHTENING MACHINE WITH WASHER STACKING SUPPLY MECHANISM

MURO CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A continuous screw tightening machine with washer stacking supply mechanism comprising:a tightening machine body on which a driving machine is mounted and connecting a bit for screw tightening rotated/driven by the driving machine detachably and rotatably,
a tightening machine body guide mechanism advancing/retreating the tightening machine body between a standby position and an advanced position where the bit is advanced so as to be arranged at a position capable of tightening a screw,
a tip-end block provided below the tightening machine body guide mechanism and provided with a washer temporary accommodating portion for accommodating one washer having a hole through which the screw is inserted, capable of being withdrawn downward and a base plate capable of placing a large number of the washers in stacked arrangement, and arranged on a tightening target spot,
a screw-and-washer supply mechanism body arranged between the tightening machine body guide mechanism and the tip-end block and having an accommodating region for a large number of the washers in stacked arrangement on a rear side,
a washer sequential supply mechanism interlocked with the tightening machine body and incorporated in the accommodating region of the screw-and-washer supply mechanism body from a side portion to a lower part and for automatically supplying the washer on a lowermost stage in a large number of the washers stacked on the base plate and accommodated in the screw-and-washer supply mechanism body to the washer temporary accommodating portion in conjunction with retreating of the tightening machine body to the standby position by sliding it on the base plate of the tip-end block by a washer feeding body provided with a concave portion corresponding to an outer shape of the washer and automatically returning the washer feeding body in conjunction with advancing of the tightening machine body to an advanced position to a supply preparation position of the subsequent one washer,
a screw rope magazine accommodating a screw rope to which a large number of the screws are connected at a constant interval by a band-shaped member, capable of being fed out and detachably arranged on a rear part side of the screw-and-washer supply mechanism body, and
a screw sequential supply mechanism interlocked with the tightening machine body and incorporated in the screw-and-washer supply mechanism body and in conjunction with advancing of the tightening machine body to a position capable of tightening the bit, automatically moving a feeding claw for feeding each screw of the screw rope supplied from the screw rope magazine to a supply preparation position of the one screw connected to the screw rope and in conjunction with retreating of the tightening machine body to the standby position, automatically supplying the screw in order by the feeding claw so as to be in concentric arrangement between a tip end of the bit and a hole of the washer, wherein
rotation/driving of the bit advanced to the tightening possible position by the driving machine, removes the screw downward from the washer temporary accommodating portion such that the screw together with the washer is tightened and fixed teat the tightening target spot.

US Pat. No. 10,364,570

BUILDING FORMS AND METHOD OF ASSEMBLING SAME

EZ PVC LLC, Las Vegas, N...

1. A building wall system including a plurality of forms for filling with concrete and constructing a building wall comprising:a corner form assembly including an inner corner form and an outer corner form for assembling from an unassembled condition to an assembled condition;
said outer corner form including a pair of outer walls angled to one another from a vertex to define a first angle extending between said outer walls;
each of said outer walls extending from said vertex to a respective outer form connector;
said outer corner form includes a corner web extending between said outer walls and disposed in spaced relationship with said outer form connectors;
said inner corner form including an inner wall extending from a first end to a second end and having a first pair of connectors disposed at said first end and a second pair of connectors disposed at said second end; and
said first pair of connectors disposed on opposite sides of said inner wall and at least one of said first pair of connectors interconnected with one of said outer form connectors to establish said assembled condition for assembling said corner form assembly around a preset rebar in a corner footing.

US Pat. No. 10,364,537

CONSTRUCTING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF GUIDE LINE FOR ROAD

KOREA EXPRESSWAY CORP., ...

1. An apparatus for constructing a guide line for a road, the apparatus comprising:a painting apparatus part that stores a lane paint, is driven by receiving power, and supplies the lane paint;
a nozzle part that is installed in the painting apparatus part and sprays the lane paint supplied from the painting apparatus part to form a guide line for a road including at least one of a directional mark and a lane;
the nozzle part comprising
a first nozzle member that is installed at one side of the painting apparatus part and receives and sprays a first lane paint from the painting apparatus part to form the lane, and
a second nozzle member that is installed at the other side of the painting apparatus part and receives a second lane paint from the painting apparatus part and sprays the second lane paint on the lane to form the directional mark and form the guide line for the road; and
an adjustment part that is installed in the painting apparatus part and adjusts at least one of a location and an interval of the lane paint sprayed from the nozzle part;
the adjustment part presetting an interval and a time at which the second lane paint is sprayed from the second nozzle member so that the directional mark is formed at a predetermined interval.

US Pat. No. 10,364,401

INDUSTRIAL LUBRICANT INCLUDING METAL CHALCOGENIDE PARTICLES AND PHOSPHORUS-BASED ADDITIVE

NANOTECH INDUSTRIAL SOLUT...

2. An industrial lubrication method comprising:providing a metal substrate;
applying an industrial lubricant composition to the metal substrate, the industrial lubricant comprising an oil base; a phosphorus-based non-chlorine additive; and at least one intercalation compound of a metal chalcogenide, a carbon containing compound and a boron containing compound, wherein the intercalation compound has a geometry that is a platelet shaped geometry, a spherical shaped geometry, a multi-layered fullerene-like geometry, a tubular-like geometry or a combination thereof; and
working the metal substrate to change its geometry.

US Pat. No. 10,364,399

HIGH OCTANE UNLEADED AVIATION FUEL

GENERAL AVIATION MODIFICA...

1. A method for manufacture of a high octane unleaded aviation fuel composition, comprising:(a) providing about forty-five percent (45%) to about sixty-five percent (65%) by weight of high octane alkylate having a motor octane number of between ninety-five (95) and one hundred (100);
(b) providing about ten percent (10%) to about thirty-five percent (35%) by weight of one or more alkylated benzenes;
(c) providing about six percent (6%) to about twelve percent (12%) by weight, collectively, of a selected composition of one or more of iso-pentane, n-butane, and iso-butane, wherein the constituent(s) of said selected composition are sufficient that said high octane unleaded aviation gasoline composition has a vapor pressure of between 38 kPa and 49 kPa (between 5.8 pounds per square inch and 7.2 pounds per square inch);
(d) providing about four percent (4%) to about fifteen percent (15%) by weight aromatic amine(s), said aromatic amine(s) comprising N-methyl-p-toluidine and N-methyl-m-toluidine in the ratio of between about four to one (4:1) and about twelve to one (12:1), by weight;
(e) wherein said N-methyl-p-toluidine and said N-methyl-m-toluidine provided in (d) are byproducts of production of o-toluidine, said byproducts comprising m-toluidine and p-toluidine, and wherein said m-toluidine and said p-toluidine are reacted with a selected source of methyl groups to produce N-methyl-p-toluidine and (ii) N-methyl-m-toluidine; and
(f) blending each of the compositions provided in (a), (b), (c), and (d) above to provide a high octane unleaded aviation fuel composition.

US Pat. No. 10,364,370

COATING COMPOSITION AND COATING FILM FORMED FROM THE SAME

NIPPON PAINT MARINE COATI...

1. A coating composition comprising a silicon atom-containing resin and a defoaming agent,wherein
the silicon atom-containing resin includes a constituent unit (A) derived from a monomer (a) having at least one kind of silicon atom-containing group selected from the group consisting of a group represented by a formula (I) below, a group represented by a formula (II) below, a group represented by a formula (III) below, and a group represented by a formula (IV) below,
the monomer (a) has a molecular weight of greater than or equal to 400 and less than or equal to 2500, and
a content of the defoaming agent is greater than or equal to 0.7 parts by mass and less than or equal to 24 parts by mass with respect to 100 parts by mass of the silicon atom-containing resin:

[wherein in the formula (I), a and b each independently represent an integer of 2 to 5, m represents an integer of 0 to 50, and n represents an integer of 3 to 80; and R1 to R5 each independently represent an alkyl group, an alkoxy group, a phenyl group, a substituted phenyl group, a phenoxy group, or a substituted phenoxy group];

wherein in the formula (II), c and d each independently represent an integer of 2 to 5, and p represents an integer of 0 to 50; R6, R7, and R8 each independently represent an alkyl group, Ra, or Rb;
Ra is

wherein x represents an integer of 0 to 20; and R23 to R27 are the same or different and each represent an alkyl group; and
Rb is

wherein y represents an integer of 1 to 20; and R28 and R29 are the same or different and each represent an alkyl group;

wherein in the formula (III), e, f, g, and h each independently represent an integer of 2 to 5, q and s each independently represent an integer of 0 to 50, and r represents an integer of 3 to 80; and R9 to R12 each independently represent an alkyl group, an alkoxy group, a phenyl group, a substituted phenyl group, a phenoxy group, or a substituted phenoxy group; and

wherein in the formula (IV), i, j, k, and l each independently represent an integer of 2 to 5, t and u each independently represent an integer of 0 to 50, and v and w each independently represent an integer of 0 to 20; and R13 to R22 are the same or different and each represent an alkyl group.

US Pat. No. 10,364,368

ARTICLES INCLUDING HIGH MELT FLOW INDEX RESINS

Hanwha Azdel, Inc., Fore...

1. A method comprising:adding reinforcing fibers and a polyolefin polymer resin to an agitated liquid-containing foam to form a dispersed mixture of the polyolefin polymer resin and reinforcing fibers, wherein the polyolefin polymer resin comprises a melt flow index greater than 100 g/10 min. as measured by ASTM D1238, condition L and wherein the polyolefin polymer resin is present in the dispersed mixture from 20% to 70% by weight and the reinforcing fibers are present from 30% to 70% by weight in the dispersed mixture, wherein the reinforcing fibers comprise a diameter from 5 microns to 22 microns and length from 5 mm to 75 mm;
depositing the dispersed mixture of reinforcing fibers and polyolefin polymer resin onto a forming support element comprising a mesh;
evacuating the liquid from the mesh to form a web;
heating the web above the softening temperature of the polyolefin polymer resin; and
compressing the web using a first set of heated nip rollers to a predetermined thickness to form a composite material to provide an open cell structure within the composite material, wherein about 40% to about 100% of the open cell structures are open and allow the flow of air and gases through the composite material;
passing the compressed web through a second set of heated nip rollers, wherein a temperature provided by the second set of heated nip rollers is lower than a temperature provided by the first set of heated nip rollers;
adding a first surface layer to a first surface of the composite material, wherein the first surface layer comprises one or more of a fabric, a film and a scrim that is continuous from one side of the compressed web to the other side of the compressed web;
adding a second surface layer to a second surface of the composite material; and
passing the composite material with the added first surface layer and the added second surface layer through a pair of nip rollers to provide a composite article, wherein the composite article comprises 5% to 95% voids distributed uniformly through the thickness of the web of the composite article.

US Pat. No. 10,364,362

INKS

Sericol Limited, Broadst...

1. A radiation-curable ink comprising:(i) a colorant;
(ii) a cyclohexyl acrylate of the Formula (1):
wherein:each R independently is C1-4-alkyl;
n has a value of 1, 2 or 3; and
Q is H or CH3;
(iii) a monoacrylate which comprises a cyclohexyl and/or cyclopentyl ring;
(iv) 0 to 5 wt % of N-vinyl caprolactam;
(v) cyclic trimethylolpropane formal acrylate;
(vi) a compound having a number average molecular weight of up to 1000 and more than one ethylenically unsaturated group;
(vii) an acrylate oligomer having a number average molecular weight greater than 1000;
(viii) a photoinitiator;
(ix) 2-phenoxyethyl acrylate; and
(x) optionally a passive resin.

US Pat. No. 10,364,354

WAX ESTER COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF MANUFACTURE

International Flora Techn...

1. A wax ester composition comprising:a product of transesterifying three esters derived from fatty acids and fatty alcohols using one of a chemical catalyst, an enzyme catalyst, a bio-based catalyst and any combination thereof where the ratio of the three esters in the mixture prior to transesterification is one of 65%/23%/12%, 56%/29%/15%, and 36%/34%/30%, of a first ester, second ester, and a third ester, respectively, measured by weight of the mixture;
wherein the three esters are derived from oleic acid and oleyl alcohol, stearic acid and stearyl alcohol, and behenic acid and behenyl alcohol.

US Pat. No. 10,364,299

DERIVATIVES OBTAINED FROM HYALURONIC ACID AND CARNOSINE

Sebastiano Sciuto, Padar...

1. A compound having formula (1)conjugate of carnosine dipeptide having formula (2)with hyaluronic acid, wherein the conjugation is effected by the formation of an amide bond between the NH2 group of carnosine, preferably protected at the carboxyl group, and one or more carboxylic groups of hyaluronic acid, preferably of an active derivative of hyaluronic acid, even more preferably a COX ester having formula (3)

US Pat. No. 10,364,235

INSECTICIDAL COMPOUNDS

Synenta Crop Protection L...

1. A compound of formula (I)
where
A1, A2, A3 and A4 are independently of each other C—H, C—R5 or nitrogen;
wherein no more than one of A1, A2, A3 and A4 is nitrogen, and
wherein no more than two of A1, A2, A3 and A4 is C—R5;
G is oxygen or sulfur;
R1 is hydrogen, C1-C8alkyl, C1-C8alkoxy-, C1-C8alkylcarbonyl- or C1-C8alkoxycarbonyl-;
R2 is a group of formula (II)

where
L is a single bond or C1-C6 alkylene; and
Y1, Y2 and Y3 are independently of another CR8R9, C?O, C?N—OR10, N—R10, S, SO, SO2, S?N—R10 or SO?N—R10, provided that at least one of Y1, Y2 or Y3 is not CR8R9, C?O or C?N—OR10;
R3 is C1-C8haloalkyl;
R4 is aryl or aryl substituted by one to five R7, or heteroaryl or heteroaryl substituted by one to five R7;
each R5 is independently halogen, cyano, nitro, C1-C8alkyl, C1-C8haloalkyl, C1-C8alkenyl, C1-C8haloalkenyl, C1-C8alkynyl, C1-C8haloalkynyl, C3-C10cycloalkyl, C1-C8alkoxy-, C1-C8haloalkoxy-, C1-C8alkylthio-, C1-C8haloalkylthio-, C1-C8alkylsulfinyl-, C1-C8haloalkylsulfinyl-, C1-C8alkylsulfonyl- or C1-C8haloalkylsulfonyl-, or
two R5 on adjacent carbon atoms together form a —CH?CH—CH?CH— bridge;
R6 is hydrogen or C1-C8alkyl;
each R7 is independently halogen, cyano, nitro, C1-C8alkyl, C1-C8haloalkyl, C2-C8alkenyl, C2-C8haloalkenyl, C2-C8alkynyl, C2-C8haloalkynyl, hydroxy, C1-C8alkoxy-, C1-C8haloalkoxy-, mercapto, C1-C8alkylthio-, C1-C8haloalkylthio-, C1-C8alkylsulfinyl-, C1-C8haloalkylsulfinyl-, C1-C8alkylsulfonyl-, C1-C8haloalkylsulfonyl-, C1-C8alkylcarbonyl-, C1-C8alkoxycarbonyl-, aryl or aryl substituted by one to five R11, or heterocyclyl or heterocyclyl substituted by one to five R11;
each R8 and R9 is independently hydrogen, halogen, C1-C8alkyl or C1-C8haloalkyl;
each R10 is independently hydrogen, cyano, C1-C8alkyl, C1-C8haloalkyl, C1-C8alkylcarbonyl-, C1-C8haloalkylcarbonyl-, C1-C8alkoxycarbonyl-, C1-C8haloalkoxycarbonyl-, C1-C8alkylsulfonyl-, C1-C8haloalkylsulfonyl-, aryl-C1-C4alkylene- or aryl-C1-C4alkylene- where the aryl moiety is substituted by one to three R12, or heteroaryl-C1-C4alkylene- or heteroaryl-C1-C4alkylene- where the heteroaryl moiety is substituted by one to three R12;
each R11 and R12 is independently halogen, cyano, nitro, C1-C8alkyl, C1-C8haloalkyl, C1-C8alkoxy-, C1-C8haloalkoxy- or C1-C8alkoxycarbonyl-;
or a salt or N-oxide thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,364,230

CHROMENE-2 DERIVATIVES AND USE THEREOF IN THE TREATMENT OF FIBROSIS

ALTAY THERAPEUTICS, INC.,...

1. A compound having the following formula:
wherein
each R1 and R2 are independently selected from the group consisting of —H, methyl, ethyl, propyl, hydroxymethyl, hydroxyethyl, and hydroxypropyl; and
X is a counter anion selected from the group consisting of perchlorate, hexafluorophosphate, and tetrafluoroborate.

US Pat. No. 10,364,228

AZEPANE DERIVATIVES AND METHODS OF TREATING HEPATITIS B INFECTIONS

NOVIRA THERAPEUTICS, INC....

1. A compound of Formula Ia:
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof,
wherein
a line denotes a double bond;
X is C or N;
each Y and Z are independently selected from N and C;
L1 is —C(O)NR1—, —SO2NR1—, —C(O)—, —C(O)O—, or C1-4 alkyl;
A is C1-6 alkyl, -(L2)q-OR3, C3-10 cycloalkyl, C3-10 heterocycloalkyl, heteroaryl, —C1-4 alkylene-(C3-10 cycloalkyl), —C1-4 alkylene-(C3-10 heterocycloalkyl), —C1-4 alkylene-(aryl), or —C1-4 alkylene-(heteroaryl), wherein A is optionally substituted with one or more occurrences of Rx;
Rx is independently, at each occurrence, halo, —CN, —NO2, —C1-6 haloalkyl, —C1-6 dihaloalkyl, —C1-6 trihaloalkyl, -(L2)q-C(?O)R2, -(L2)qCO2R3, or -(L2)q-C(?O)N(R3)2;
Ry is independently, at each occurrence, C1-6 alkyl, halo, —CN, —NO2, -(L2)q-OR3, -(L2)q-SR2, -(L2)q-S(?O)R2, -(L2)q-S(?O)2R2, -(L2)q-NHS(?O)2R2, -(L2)q-C(?O)R2, -(L2)q-OC(?O)R2, -(L2)qCO2R3, -(L2)q-OCO2R3, -(L2)q-N(R3)2, -(L2)q-C(?O)N(R3)2, -(L2)q-OC(?O)N(R3)2, -(L2)q-NHC(?O)NH(R3), -(L2)q-NHC(?O)R2, -(L2)q-NHC(?O)OR2, -(L2)q-C(OH)(R3)2, -(L2)qC(NH2)(R3)2, —C1-6 haloalkyl, —C1-6 dihaloalkyl, —C1-6 trihaloalkyl, —C3-7 cycloalkyl, —C3-10 heterocycloalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, —C1-4 alkylene-(C3-7 cycloalkyl), —C1-4 alkylene-(C3-10 heterocycloalkyl), —C1-4 alkylene-(aryl), or —C1-4 alkylene-(heteroaryl);
or two Ry groups on adjacent carbon atoms are taken together to form a fused ring; or
two Ry groups on non-adjacent carbon atoms are taken together to form a bridge of a bridged bicyclic group;
Rz is independently, at each occurrence, C1-6 alkyl, halo, —CN, —NO2, -(L2)q-OR3, -(L2)q-SR2, -(L2)q-S(?O)R2, -(L2)q-S(?O)2R2, -(L2)q-NHS(?O)2R2, -(L2)q-C(?O)R2, -(L2)q- OC(?O)R2, -(L2)qCO2R3, -(L2)q-OCO2R3, -(L2)q-N(R3)2, -(L2)q-C(?O)N(R3)2, -(L2)q-OC(?O)N(R3)2, -(L2)q-NHC(?O)NH(R3), -(L2)q-NHC(?O)R2, -(L2)q-NHC(?O)OR2, -(L2)q-C(OH)(R3)2, -(L2)qC(NH2)(R3)2, —C1-6 haloalkyl, —C1-6 dihaloalkyl, —C1-6 trihaloalkyl, C3-7 cycloalkyl, C3-10 heterocycloalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, —C1-4 alkylene-(C3-7 cycloalkyl), —C1-4 alkylene-(C3-10 heterocycloalkyl), —C1-4 alkylene-(aryl), or —C1-4 alkylene-(heteroaryl);
L2 is independently, at each occurrence, a bivalent radical selected from —(C1-3 alkylene), —(C3-7 cycloalkylene)-, —(C1-3 alkylene)q-O—(C1-3 alkylene)q-, or —(C1-3 alkylene)q-NH—(C1-3 alkylene)q-;
R1 is H or C1-6-alkyl;
R2 is C1-6 alkyl, —C1-6 haloalkyl, —C1-6 dihaloalkyl, —C1-6 trihaloalkyl, C3-10 cycloalkyl, C3-10 heterocycloalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, —C1-4 alkylene-(C3-10 cycloalkyl), —C1-4 alkylene-(C3-10 heterocycloalkyl), —C1-4 alkylene-(aryl), or —C1-4 alkylene-(heteroaryl);
each R3 is independently, at each occurrence, H, C1-6 alkyl, —C1-6 haloalkyl, —C1-6 dihaloalkyl, —C1-6 trihaloalkyl, C3-10 cycloalkyl, C3-10 heterocycloalkyl, aryl, heteroaryl, —C1-4 alkylene-(C3-10 cycloalkyl), —C1-4 alkylene-(C3-10 heterocycloalkyl), —C1-4 alkylene-(aryl), or —C1-4 alkylene-(heteroaryl);
n is 0, 1, 2, or 3;
p is 1, 2, or 3; and
q is 0 or 1.

US Pat. No. 10,364,193

METHOD FOR SYNTHESIZING HIGH-PURITY ULTRAFINE ZRC—SIC COMPOSITE POWDER

SHANDONG ULTRAMING FINE C...

1. A method for synthesizing high-purity ultrafine ZrC—SiC composite powder comprising steps of:(1) mixing zirconium source and silicon source material and the carbon source, adding deionized water and dispersing agent and mix grinding to obtain aqueous slurries; wherein the zirconium source and silicon source material is zirconium silicate only or zirconium silicate with one or both of zirconium oxide or silica sol, and the carbon source material is sucrose or glucose;
(2) adding a gel material of the acrylamide monomer and N,N?-methylene diacrylamide cross-linking agent into the aqueous slurries obtained in the step (1); mix grinding to obtain gelation aqueous slurries;
(3) gel solidifying the aqueous slurries in situ;
(4) dewatering drying in an oven and performing pre-carbonizing treatment, then sending into a carbon-pipe heating furnace to perform a carbothermal reduction synthesis reaction to obtain a microcrystalline structure ZrC—SiC composite powder;
(5) grinding for dispersing and disintegrating treatment, drying to obtain the high-purity ultrafine ZrC—SiC composite powder.

US Pat. No. 10,364,186

DRY MORTAR MIXTURE WITH GRAINS OF EXPANDED GLASS

CEVES-VERGEER BV, Devent...

1. A dry mortar mixture comprising:a glass granulate comprising a glass mixture of expanded glass beads, said glass granulate having a grain size with a discontinuous grain distribution d/D 0/4, such that said glass granulate has grains of at least 0 and at most 4.0 millimeter diameter; and
stone granules comprising a dust free binding mixture of hydraulic binders and sand,
wherein:
said glass granulate is mixed in a ratio of between 1:1 and 1:3 with said stone granules, said stone granules being in a weight ratio of between 1:2 and 1:4; and
wherein for the glass mixture:
the d/D fractions 0.5/1.0 and 2.0/4.0 are present while the fractions 0.25/0.5 and 1.0/2.0 are absent, such that for the glass mixture all grain sizes between 1.0 and 2.0 mm are absent,
the grain size distribution is around an average, so that an open structure is obtained, and
a fraction relates to an undivided group of grain sizes.

US Pat. No. 10,364,165

METHOD FOR GENERATING HYDROXYL RADICAL AND REMOVING ORGANIC POLLUTANTS IN WATER BY UTILIZING AN ORGANIC MEMBRANE

HENAN POLYTECHNIC UNIVERS...

1. A method for generating hydroxyl radicals by utilizing an organic membrane, the method comprising:1) preparing a nitrocellulose sheet material, which is used as the organic membrane;
2) placing the nitrocellulose sheet material in an aqueous solution;
3) irradiating a surface of the nitrocellulose sheet material by light having a wavelength of above 280 nm with the nitrocellulose sheet material as a photocatalytic material, so that the nitrocellulose sheet material undergoes a photochemical reaction at the surface of the nitrocellulose sheet material, generating hydroxyl radicals.

US Pat. No. 10,364,156

PROCESS FOR PRODUCING HIGH GRADE HYDROMAGNESITE AND MAGNESIUM OXIDE

Karnalyte Resources Inc.,...

1. A method of preparing hydromagnesite from a source of magnesium chloride, comprising:a) preparing a first brine solution from said source of magnesium chloride, wherein said first brine solution comprises magnesium chloride and calcium chloride;
b) mixing a sulfate salt into said first brine solution capable of converting said calcium chloride into a calcium sulfate precipitate thereby forming said calcium sulfate precipitate and a second brine solution comprising magnesium chloride;
c) removing said calcium sulfate precipitate from said second brine solution;
d) ammoniating said second brine solution, after step c), at a temperature range of about 20° C. to about 60° C. to convert magnesium chloride at least partially into magnesium hydroxide and to form ammonium chloride; and
e) carbonating said magnesium hydroxide while maintaining the reaction temperature at about 20° C. to about 120° C. to form a hydromagnesite precipitate,
f) wherein said first brine solution contains from about 25% to about 35% by weight magnesium chloride in water,
g) wherein said mixing of said sulfate salt is carried out at a temperature of about 60° C. to about 90° C.

US Pat. No. 10,364,148

NANOCOMPOSITE SYSTEM FOR SOLID HYDROGEN STORAGE

Kuwait Institute for Scie...

1. A nanocomposite system for solid hydrogen storage, comprising a nanocrystalline powder mixture of magnesium hydride (MgH2) doped with a catalyst for improving hydrogenation and dehydrogenation properties of the MgH2, the catalyst including ZrNi5, Nb2O5, titanium carbide (TiC) and vanadium carbide (VC).

US Pat. No. 10,364,138

FACILITY FOR PREPARING A BEVERAGE FOR TASTING AND METHOD FOR OPENING A BEVERAGE CONTAINER USING SUCH A FACILITY

10-VINS, Nantes (FR)

1. An installation for preparing a beverage for tasting, in particular a wine stored inside a container, said installation comprising:a storage zone for storing the container of the beverage for preparation;
a liquid flow circuit provided with at least one feed inlet for feeding a beverage for preparation and with at least one dispensing outlet for dispensing the prepared beverage, the feed inlet for feeding a beverage extending in said zone for storing the container and being provided with a perforation member accessible to said container via the storage zone;
cooling and/or heating means arranged along the liquid flow circuit in the portion of the liquid flow circuit referred to as the liquid flow circuit temperature control portion;
a sensor for measuring the temperature referred to as the circuit temperature in the liquid flow circuit temperature control portion; and
means for providing input data representative of a setpoint temperature corresponding to the tasting temperature desired for the beverage;
wherein said installation further comprises a sensor for measuring the temperature of the container;
a control unit configured to control the cooling and/or heating means as a function of the setpoint temperature, of the measured temperature of the container, and of the measured temperature of the circuit; and,
in the zone for storing the container, a closure member for at least partially closing access from the storage zone to the perforation member, the closure member being mounted to move between a closed position in which the container is prevented from accessing the perforation member from the storage zone and an open position in which the container is able to access the perforation member from the storage zone, said closure member being suitable for passing from the closed position to the open position at least as a function of the measured temperature of the circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,364,136

VALVE DEVICE

GATE CFV SOLUTIONS, INC.,...

1. A dispensing device with a housing, the housing comprising:a CF valve configured to interact with an inlet stream, the inlet stream having a first pressure, the valve having an outlet area with an outlet stream, the outlet stream having a second pressure;
a solenoid configured to interact with the outlet stream; and
wherein the CF Valve is configured to maintain a relative constant flow of fluid from a variable pressure fluid supply to a fluid outlet, the CF Valve including: a) a valve housing having an inlet port and an outlet port aligned in an axial manner and adapted to be connected to the variable pressure fluid supply and the fluid outlet; b) a diaphragm chamber interposed between the inlet port and the outlet port, the inlet port being separated from the diaphragm chamber by a barrier wall, the barrier wall having a first passageway extending therethrough from an inner side facing the diaphragm chamber to an outer side facing the inlet port; c) a cup contained within the diaphragm chamber, the cup having a cylindrical side wall extending from a bottom wall facing the outlet port circular rim surrounding an open mouth facing the inner side of the barrier wall, the cylindrical side wall and the bottom wall of the cup being spaced in an inward direction from adjacent interior surfaces of the valve housing to define a second passageway connecting the diaphragm chamber to the outlet port; d) a resilient disc-shaped diaphragm closing the open mouth of the cup, the resilient disc-shaped diaphragm being supported by the circular rim and having a peripheral flange overlapping the cylindrical side wall; e) a piston assembly secured to a center of the resilient disc-shaped diaphragm, the piston assembly having a cap on one side of the resilient disc-shaped diaphragm facing the inner side of the barrier wall, and a base suspended from an opposite side of the resilient disc-shaped diaphragm and projecting into the interior of the cup; f) a stem projecting from the cap through the first passageway in the barrier wall to terminate in a valve head, the valve head and the outer side of the barrier wall being configured to define a control orifice connecting the inlet port to the diaphragm chamber via the first passageway; and g) a spring device in the cup coacting with the base of the piston assembly for urging in a resilient manner the resilient disc-shaped diaphragm into a closed position against the inner side of the barrier wall to thereby prevent fluid flow from the inlet port via the first passageway into the diaphragm chamber, the spring device being responsive to fluid pressure above a predetermined level applied to the resilient disc-shaped diaphragm via the inlet port and the first passageway by accommodating movement of the resilient disc-shaped diaphragm away from the inner side of the barrier wall, with the valve head on the stem being moved to adjust a size of the control orifice, thereby maintaining the relative constant flow of fluid from the inlet port through the first passageway and the second passageway to the outlet port for delivery to the fluid outlet.

US Pat. No. 10,364,107

TRUNNION ASSEMBLY FOR ROTARY DUMPER

Richmond Engineering Work...

9. A trunnion wheel assembly comprising:an equalizer bracket;
an equalizer support pivotally connected to said equalizer bracket between opposite ends of the equalizer bracket;
a trunnion wheel bracket defining a wheel pin passageway there through, said trunnion wheel bracket configured to selectively connect and disconnect from said equalizer bracket;
wherein:
said equalizer bracket is positioned for support on a static surface and defines a clearing space between a first mating surface and a second mating surface; and
said trunnion wheel bracket defines a corresponding clearing space between a first corresponding mating surface and a second corresponding mating surface;
wherein said first mating surface and said second mating surface define respectively angled mating surfaces connected to said equalizer bracket;
wherein said first corresponding mating surface and said second corresponding mating surface define respectively angled corresponding mating surfaces connected to said trunnion wheel bracket;
wherein said respectively angled mating surfaces and respectively angled corresponding mating surfaces define respective angles relative to the static surface, such that, when connected, said respectively angled mating surfaces and respectively angled corresponding mating surfaces extend around a central axis of the trunnion wheel without intersecting the central axis of the trunnion wheel;
wherein said respectively angled mating surfaces selectively connect and disconnect from said respectively angled corresponding mating surfaces; and
wherein in a connected position, said equalizer bracket and said trunnion wheel bracket meet at said respectively angled mating surfaces and respectively angled corresponding mating surfaces to define a trunnion wheel cavity encompassing the clearing space and the corresponding clearing space such that the trunnion wheel is exposed by a section of the trunnion wheel cavity opposite the equalizer bracket and rotates within the trunnion wheel assembly,
wherein the portion of the trunnion wheel that is exposed is configured to receive a load thereon at a plurality of angles determined by a pivot position of the equalizer support.

US Pat. No. 10,364,087

CONTAINER WITH AN INNER BAG

GAPLAST GMBH, Altenau (D...

1. A container comprising a substantially rigid outer container and a readily deformable inner bag, wherein the outer container and the inner bag are comprised of different thermoplastic plastic materials such that the outer container and the inner bag do not undergo a weld connection with one another, with a container opening and at least one pressure balancing opening in the wall of the outer container for balancing the pressure in the gap between the outer container and the inner bag when the inner bag contracts, wherein integrated into a layer of the inner bag, which is directed towards the outer container, and/or into a layer of the outer container, which is directed towards the inner bag, are microbodies, of a material which does not melt during the manufacture of the container, which produce irregularities on the surface of the bag layer and/or the container layer into which the microbodies are integrated.

US Pat. No. 10,364,066

VENTILATED CONTAINER APPARATUS

MASTRONARDI PRODUCE, LTD....

1. A container comprising:a first containment member having a bottom, a pair of lower sidewalls, at least one aperture formed in at least one of the bottom and the pair of lower sidewalls, and a pair of lower end walls, the bottom, the pair of lower sidewalls and the pair of lower end walls being integrally connected wherein an edge of the pair of lower sidewalls and the pair of lower end walls extend outwardly to form a lower flange;
a second containment member having a top, a pair of upper sidewalls, at least one aperture formed in at least one of the top and the pair of upper sidewalls, and a pair of upper end walls, the top, the pair of upper sidewalls and the pair of upper end walls being integrally connected wherein an edge of the pair of upper sidewalls and the pair of upper end walls extend outwardly to form an upper flange; and
a locking mechanism;
wherein the lower flange includes a plurality of lower wall members, separated by a first plurality of lower ventilation apertures, extending around a perimeter of the lower flange and adapted for placing a first sealing film over the plurality of lower wall members for covering the opening to the first containment member so as to package an edible food product within the first containment member;
wherein the upper flange includes a plurality of upper wall members, separated by a first plurality of upper ventilation apertures, extending around a perimeter of the upper flange and adapted for placing a second sealing film over the plurality of upper wall members for covering the opening to the second containment member so as to package an edible food product within the second containment member; and
wherein the locking mechanism is configured to connect the first containment member to the second containment member such that the first sealing film faces the second sealing film.

US Pat. No. 10,364,053

VIAL PREPARATION METHOD AND SYSTEM

Hospira Australia Pty Ltd...

1. A preparation method, comprising:housing a plurality of vials in a temperature-controlled environment, wherein the temperature-controlled environment is a lyophilization apparatus environment, wherein the plurality of vials each have a volume of a liquid substance therein and each defines an unfilled volume therein, each vial of the plurality of vials having a stopper partially inserted into an opening of each vial so that gas can transfer between the unfilled volume and an external volume, each said stopper comprising a disc-shaped top and one or more downward projections from said disc-shaped top forming one or more apertures by the partial insertion, the one or more apertures allowing for said gas transfer between the unfilled volume and the external volume;
at a temperature set-point greater than freezing, applying a vacuum to the environment to reduce pressure in the environment and in the unfilled volume of each vial to a first pressure level between 10 mbar and 500 mbar;
venting an insert gas into the environment to raise the pressure in the environment and in the unfilled volume of each vial to a second pressure level;
allowing the vials to rest in the environment at the second pressure level for a predetermined period;
repeating the applying, venting an allowing at least once; and
fully inserting the stopper into each opening to seal each vial after the repeating;
wherein the substance in each vial after the inserting is still a liquid.

US Pat. No. 10,364,024

MULTICOPTER WITH ANGLED ROTORS

Kitty Corporation, Mount...

1. An aircraft, comprising:a fuselage having a cockpit portion; and
a plurality of rotors, the plurality of rotors including a first subset of rotors disposed on a first side of the fuselage and a second subset of rotors disposed on a second side of the fuselage, and wherein each rotor is mounted at a corresponding location and each is oriented at a corresponding angle to a substantially horizontal plane of the aircraft, the angle being of a magnitude such that a plane of rotation of the rotor does not intersect at least the cockpit portion of the fuselage and wherein the substantially horizontal plane of the aircraft intersects both the rotor and the cockpit portion of the fuselage.

US Pat. No. 10,363,991

TORQUE SENSOR SYSTEM FOR PEDELEC

NEW ANANDA DRIVE TECHNIQU...

1. A torque sensor system for a pedelec, comprising an annular gear, a planetary gear train, and a sun gear output shaft which are engaged in turn, and further comprising a pressure conversion device and a signal processing component; wherein:for the annular gear and the planetary gear train, one acts as a power input unit, and the other acts as a power output unit;
the pressure conversion device is for receiving a first applied force generated by the power output unit and then converting the first applied force to a second applied force based on a lever principle; and
the signal processing component is for measuring a performance of the second applied force, converting measuring results thereof to an electric signal, and outputting the electric signal.

US Pat. No. 10,363,982

BICYCLE SEAT BAG ATTACHMENT SYSTEM

Revelate Designs LLC, An...

1. A bicycle seat-mountable storage system, comprising:a storage bag;
a rigid mounting base attached to the storage bag and including one or more elongate hollow retaining sleeves;
a clamp apparatus including:
a fixed member having a proximal side defining a long axis and shaped to rest against a pair of bicycle saddle rails in a stable configuration when compressed against the rails, and a distal side including a pair of protrusions extending away from the proximal side with an aperture formed in each protrusion, wherein the apertures are aligned with each other and collectively define an axis parallel to the long axis of the proximal side;
a pair of cantilever arms which are rotatable between a mounting position in which the cantilever arms are configured to fit between the saddle rails and a clamping position in which the cantilever arms are configured to overlap the saddle rails, and
one or more adjustment members configured to adjust a distance between the cantilever arms and the fixed member and thereby to selectively clamp the saddle rails between the cantilever arms and the fixed member; and
an elongate rigid pin configured to be passed through the apertures of the fixed member and one of the retaining sleeves of the mounting base, thereby attaching the storage bag to the clamp apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,363,950

SYSTEM FOR DETECTING OBSTRUCTIONS ON A RAILROAD CROSSING

Anthony C. Worthey, Lanc...

1. A system for detecting obstructions within a railroad crossing comprising:at least one housing disposed at the railroad crossing;
a sensor disposed within the housing and operable to detect an obstruction on a railroad at the railroad crossing;
a wiring electrically connecting the sensor to a signal gate at the railroad crossing, wherein when the signal gate is powered the sensor is powered; and
a wireless transmitter operable to transmit a signal to an oncoming train when the sensor detects the obstruction on the railroad.

US Pat. No. 10,363,907

FLUID EXCHANGE MACHINE

BG Intellectuals, Inc., ...

1. A fluid exchange machine comprising:a frame having a housing;
a display coupled with the housing;
a new fluid manifold and a used fluid manifold, the new fluid manifold and used fluid manifold coupled with the housing and in fluid communication with each other;
an auxiliary fluid tank support structure coupled with the housing;
a new fluid pump and a used fluid pump, the new fluid pump coupled with the new fluid manifold and the used fluid pump coupled with the used fluid manifold;
a processor coupled with the display for displaying an image having a first icon and a second icon thereon, wherein the first icon controls activation of the new fluid pump and the used fluid pump to perform a first type of fluid exchange, and wherein the second icon controls activation of the new fluid pump and the used fluid pump to perform a second type of fluid exchange;
a used fluid tank for holding used fluid, the used fluid tank supported by the frame, wherein the used fluid pump is selectively in communication with the used fluid tank and is operable to selectively withdraw fluid from the used fluid tank and dispense fluid into the used fluid tank;
a new fluid tank for holding new fluid, the new fluid tank supported by the frame, wherein the new fluid pump is selectively in communication with the new fluid tank and is operable to selectively withdraw fluid from the new fluid tank and dispense fluid into the new fluid tank; and
an auxiliary fluid tank for holding auxiliary fluid, wherein the new fluid pump is selectively in communication with the auxiliary fluid tank and is operable to selectively withdraw fluid from the auxiliary fluid tank and dispense fluid into the auxiliary fluid tank.

US Pat. No. 10,363,850

HEADREST ASSEMBLY FOR A VEHICLE SEAT

CNI Enterprises, Inc., O...

1. A headrest assembly for a vehicle seat comprising:a support bracket adapted to be mounted to the vehicle seat with said support bracket having a support bracket engagement section;
a moveable bracket coupled to said support bracket for movement between a first position and a second position;
a pawl pivotally connected to said moveable bracket such that said pawl is movable between an engaged position and a disengaged position, said pawl comprising a pawl engagement section, said pawl engagement section contacting said support bracket engagement section with said pawl in said engaged position for securing said moveable bracket to said support bracket in said first position, said pawl engagement section being located at a spaced location from said support bracket engagement section when said pawl is in said disengaged position, wherein said moveable bracket is movable relative to said support bracket between said first position and said second position when said pawl is in said disengaged position;
a tab arrangement connected to said support bracket, said tab arrangement selectively engaging and guiding said pawl into one or more of said engaged position and said disengaged position as said movable bracket moves from one of said first position and said second position to another one of said first position and said second position, said tab arrangement comprising a tab located directly adjacent to the support bracket.

US Pat. No. 10,363,800

TARPAULIN BRACKET SYSTEM

Precision Tarp Inc., Elg...

1. A connector for attaching a bow to a cable assembly in a movable tarpaulin system, the connector comprising:a first plate member having a planar surface with an aperture, two opposing upturned sidewalls along at least a portion of opposing sides of the planar surface so as to define a channel, and a planar flange portion extending from an end of the planar surface positioned between the upturned sidewalls;
a second plate member having a planar surface with an aperture therein and a curved flange portion extending from the planar surface along an end;
a fastener for connecting the first and second plate members to a bow;
wherein the apertures in the respective planar surfaces of the first and second plate members align with one another and an aperture in an end of a bow to allow the fastener to pass through the three aligned apertures so as to sandwich the end of the bow between the first and second plate members in a manner such that the planar flange of the first plate member substantially abuts the curved flange of the second plate member so as to attach the connector to a cable positioned between the two flanges.

US Pat. No. 10,363,723

FUNCTIONAL PACKAGING MATERIAL FOR MAINTAINING FRESHNESS HAVING IMPROVED ANTIMICROBIAL ACTIVITY AND METHOD FOR MAKING THE SAME

HANGREENTECH CO., LTD., ...

1. A food packaging material comprising:a first film comprising synthetic resin, calcium carbonate powder coated with zinc oxide, boehmite powder coated with titanium dioxide, and hydroxyapatite powder coated with iron;
a second film laminated on the first film and comprising powdery particles that contain synthetic resin, loess, elvan, kaolin, zeolite, feldspar, black mica, jade, selenium and charcoal; and
a third film laminated on the second film and made of synthetic resin,
wherein the first film has a higher porosity than that of the second film, and the second film has a higher porosity than that of the third film.

US Pat. No. 10,363,714

METHOD, PROCESS AND PLANT FOR CONTROLLING THE MANUFACTURE OF TYRES FOR VEHICLE WHEELS

PIRELLI TYRE S.p.A., Mil...

1. A method for controlling building of a tyre for vehicle wheels, comprising:building a carcass structure on a forming drum; and
assembling the carcass structure to a crown structure, wherein building of the carcass structure comprises:
building one intermediate portion of the carcass structure at a time on a respective forming drum by moving the forming drum in opposite rectilinear directions of movement along a shuttle guide within an intermediate forming line;
making available the forming drum with the intermediate portion of the carcass structure at a first transfer location;
completing the intermediate portion of the carcass structure by moving the respective forming drum between the first transfer location, n completion locations with n?1, and a second transfer location in which the carcass structure is made available for subsequent assembling with the crown structure by unloading from the respective forming drum and by transferring the forming drum to each completion location and the second transfer location, wherein a first shuttle and a second shuttle carry the forming drum to the first transfer location and second transfer location, respectively, in cantilevered fashion by holding a terminal end of a central shaft of the forming drum;
transferring the forming drum clear of any carcass structure from the second transfer location to the first transfer location, and
building a subsequent intermediate portion of a subsequent carcass structure of a different tyre on the forming drum having been transferred from the second transfer location to the first transfer location,
wherein at an operating moment at which the first transfer location is occupied by a forming drum coming from the intermediate forming line or intended for the intermediate forming line, there are one to n locations selected from the n completion locations and the second transfer location that are occupied by respective forming drums.

US Pat. No. 10,363,711

METHOD OF MAKING CONTACT LENSES

CooperVision Internationa...

1. A method of making a contact lens, the method comprising:(i) providing a first master mould for producing a first mould half and a second master mould for producing a second mould half;
(ii) producing at least one precursor mould comprising the first mould half and the second mould half, wherein the first mould half is for providing a first lens surface having at least one optical feature and the second mould half is for providing a second lens surface which requires lathing to provide at least one added optical feature;
(iii) producing a moulded precursor contact lens in each of the at least one precursor mould, wherein the step of producing the lens results in at least one identifiable undesirable attribute;
(iv) identifying the at least one undesirable attribute on the moulded precursor contact lens;
(v) determining the extent of the at least one undesirable attribute;
(vi) providing at least one lens producing mould formed from the first master mould and second master mould, each lens producing mould having a first mould half and a second mould half, wherein the first mould half is for providing a first lens surface having at least one optical feature and the second mould half is for providing a second lens surface which requires lathing to provide at least one added optical feature;
(vii) producing the contact lens in at least one lens producing mould;
(viii) removing the second mould half, whereby the contact lens remains positioned on the first mould half; and
(ix) lathing the second lens surface using a lathe tool, wherein the path of the lathe tool is controlled by a computer programme, and wherein the computer programme adjusts the path to compensate for the undesirable attribute of the moulded precursor contact lens identified in step (iv),
wherein the at least one undesirable attribute comprises an eccentricity of the precursor test contact lens from the centre of the of the mould half, and the eccentricity is characterized by defining an angle and magnitude of offset.

US Pat. No. 10,363,703

RADIAL LATTICE STRUCTURES FOR ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING

Within Technologies Ltd.,...

1. A physical object created by additive manufacturing, the physical object comprising:multiple beams connected with each other at junction points to form a lattice of the physical object;
wherein the beams of the lattice correspond to a duplicated three dimensional (3D) structure;
wherein the 3D structure has (i) first sets of junction points at a first location along an axis for the 3D structure, and (ii) second sets of junction points at a second location, which is different from the first location, along the axis for the 3D structure; and
wherein, when projected into a two dimensional (2D) plane normal to the axis, the first sets of junction points alternate with the second sets of junction points at successive radii positions away from the axis in the 2D plane normal to the axis.

US Pat. No. 10,363,702

THREE DIMENSIONAL PRINTING APPARATUS

XYZprinting, Inc., New T...

1. A three dimensional printing apparatus, comprising:a tank;
an injecting module, disposed at the tank to inject a liquid forming material into the tank;
a leveling module, movably disposed in the tank;
a curing module, disposed above the tank; and
a control module, electrically connected to the injecting module, the leveling module, and the curing module, wherein the leveling module is controlled by the control module to be moved in the tank, so as to level a surface of the liquid forming material in the tank, and the curing module is controlled by the control module to cure the leveled liquid forming material to form a solidification layer on an inner bottom of the tank,
wherein the surface of the liquid forming material gradually rises relative to the inner bottom of the tank.

US Pat. No. 10,363,602

METAL NANOPARTICLES, AND PREPARATION METHOD THEREFOR

KOREA RESEARCH INSTITUTE ...

1. Metal nanoparticles having a bimodal size distribution including a first peak and a second peak wherein the first peak has a smaller median size than the second peak, and satisfying the following Equation 1, wherein particles belonging to the second peak have a faceted polygonal shape having a surface consisting of a {111} plane family only or a {111} plane family and a {110} plane family wherein a tangent slope of the surface discontinuously changes and having a pure metal surface by preventing formation of an oxide film, and a metal core having a FCC crystal structure is capped by a capping layer containing an organic acid:0.4?A1/At?0.8  [Equation 1]
wherein A1 is an area of the first peak; and At is the sum of areas of the first peak and the second peak.

US Pat. No. 10,363,599

HOT FORMING OF COOLING GALLERIES IN STEEL PISTONS

Ohio State Innovation Fou...

1. A method for forming a piston having a closed gallery, comprising the steps of:providing a billet of metal;
hot forging the billet, producing a first piston preform having a skirt, a piston pin boss and a crown;
hot forming the first piston preform by a combination of selectively heating and spin forming a crown portion of the first piston preform to generate a second piston preform having a flange and an undercut, separated axially by a gallery that is open in the radial direction, the gallery being opened up on the second piston preform without any loss of material;
hot bending the flange over the open gallery, generating a third piston preform having a closed gallery; and
machining the third piston preform having a closed gallery, generating a finished piston.

US Pat. No. 10,363,589

METHOD AND PLANT FOR PRODUCING EXTRUSION BILLETS

Ulrich Bruhnke, Ehningen...

1. A method for producing profiles from magnesium or magnesium alloy scraps obtained from stamping, cutting and/or machining operations, comprising:removing the scraps from a storage unit;
filling a round compression mold with the scraps;
compressing the scraps to obtain a round briquette having a density of greater than 60%;
heating the round briquette in a furnace to a temperature above 250° C.;
introducing the heated round briquette into an extruder and, under pressure, extruding the round briquette through a first die into an extrusion billet having a density of greater than 95%, wherein the round briquette is deflected one or several times under the action of a pressing force and formed into the extrusion billet;
cutting the extrusion billet;
homogenizing the extrusion billet at a temperature above 400° C. for a predetermined time period; and
extruding the extrusion billet through a second die into a profile.

US Pat. No. 10,363,576

SCREENING DEVICE AND METHOD FOR SEPARATING DRY GRANULAR MATERIAL

Oijense Bovendijk B.V., ...

1. A screening device configured for separating dry granular material into a fine fraction and a coarse fraction, said device comprising:a drum screen defined by a substantially open frame that is rotatable about an axis of rotation that extends at least substantially parallel to a central axis of the drum screen, which frame defines a circumferential wall, and a screen arranged over the circumferential wall of the frame, which screen has a mesh width that ranges at least substantially between a maximum grain size of grains for the fine fraction and a minimum grain size of grains for the coarse fraction,
a driving device by means of which the drum screen is rotatably driven about the axis of rotation in use,
a feed opening at a short end of the drum screen, through which dry granular material to be separated is supplied in use, and
a discharge opening at the opposite short end of the drum screen, through which the coarse fraction of screened material is discharged in use, and
a vibration device which rotates along with the drum screen, which vibration device comprises one or more vibrating elements mounted directly onto the drum screen, which set the drum screen vibrating in use,
wherein the vibration device is configured to vibrate at a frequency in the ultrasonic range.

US Pat. No. 10,363,554

METHOD FOR REGENERATING CATALYST

GEESCO CO., LTD., Yongin...

1. A method for regenerating a catalyst, comprising:spraying steam to a spent catalyst; and
spraying dry ice particles to the spent catalyst,
wherein the surface temperature of the spent catalyst is 25° C. to 50° C.,
wherein the temperature of the steam is 100° C. to 500° C.,
wherein the amount of the sprayed steam is 300 cc/min to 1200 cc/min,
wherein in the spraying of steam to the spent catalyst, a liquid material is dispersed on the surface of the spent catalyst,
wherein in the spraying of dry ice particles to the spent catalyst, the liquid material dispersed on the surface of the spent catalyst is frozen, and the dry ice particles are ground,
wherein, when the liquid material dispersed on the surface of the spent catalyst is frozen, cracks are formed in the poison included in the spent catalyst,
wherein a decrease rate of the weight ratio of a poison to active components in the catalyst before and after the regeneration, according to the following Equation 1, is 30% to 90%;
Decrease rate of the weight ratio of poison to the active components in the catalyst before and after regeneration (%)=(the weight ratio of poison to active components before regeneration?the weight ratio of poison to active components after regeneration)/the weight ratio of poison to active components before regeneration*100,  [Equation1]
wherein the spent catalyst comprises a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) catalyst.

US Pat. No. 10,363,539

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLED MANUFACTURING OF MONO-DISPERSE MICROBUBBLES

Tide Microfluidics B.V., ...

1. A system for controlled manufacturing of microbubbles, comprising:a microbubble generation unit having a first inlet for receiving a dispersed phase fluid, a second inlet for receiving a continuous phase fluid, and a bubble formation channel in which microbubbles are generated using the received dispersed phase fluid and the received continuous phase fluid, wherein the bubble formation channel has a width in the range of 15-35 micrometer, and a height in the range of 10-30 micrometer;
a liquid pressurization unit having an inlet for receiving a second pressure regulated gaseous medium from a source of said second pressure regulated gaseous medium and being configured for outputting a flow of a pressurized liquid to the second inlet of the microbubble generation unit in dependence of a flow and/or pressure of the received second pressure regulated gaseous medium, wherein the first inlet of the microbubble generation unit is connected to a source of a first pressure regulated gaseous medium;
a first release valve unit arranged in between the source of the first pressure regulated gaseous medium and the first inlet of the microbubble generation unit and being configured for releasing the first pressure regulated gaseous medium;
a second release valve unit arranged in between the source of the second pressure regulated gaseous medium and the inlet of the liquid pressurization unit and being configured for releasing the second pressure regulated gaseous medium; and
a control unit for controlling the first and second release valves in dependence of a comparison between a pressure of the first pressure regulated gaseous medium and a first pressure setting and between a pressure of the second pressure regulated gaseous medium and a second pressure setting, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,363,537

DEPOSITION TOOL FOR COMBINATORIAL THIN FILM MATERIAL LIBRARIES

UNIVERSITEIT GENT, Ghent...

1. A system for combinatorial depositing of a thin film having a varying composition and/or a varying thickness on at least one substrate, the system comprisingat least two deposition material source holders arranged so that the system comprises at least two deposition material sources, each of the at least two deposition material source holders being capable of holding one or more deposition material sources,
a substrate holder adapted for carrying at least one substrate,
a rotatable positioning system having a rotation axis for relatively moving the substrate holder and the one or more deposition material source holders with respect to each other for subsequently positioning the at least one substrate in a parallel configuration in front of at least one of the at least two deposition material sources and in a non-parallel configuration non parallel with the at least one of the at least two deposition material sources during the combinatorial deposition, and
at least two mask holders each arranged for positioning a mask between the at least two deposition material sources positioned in the at least two deposition material source holders and the substrate holder, for allowing variation of the material flux across the at least one substrate when the combinatorial deposition is performed, and the at least two mask holders being in a fixed arrangement with respect to the deposition material sources in the at least two deposition material source holders during the combinatorial depositing,
wherein the substrate holder furthermore is rotatable for rotating a substrate around a substrate rotation axis orthogonal to the plane of the substrate when it is positioned in the substrate holder, and
wherein the substrate holder comprises a substrate rotation means arranged for rotating the substrate around a substrate rotation axis, the substrate rotation means including at least a ball bearing, whereby the system further comprises a movement transfer means for inducing a rotation around the substrate rotation axis upon rotation of the positioning system around the rotation axis of the rotatable positioning system, the movement transfer means including at least a rod extending from the substrate holder and a plate fixed on the positioning system, such that during rotation of the positioning system around the axis of the rotatable positioning system the plate is brought into contact with the rod, the contact between the plate and the rod causing the rotating of the substrate around the substrate rotation axis.

US Pat. No. 10,363,533

DOUBLE ZONE TUBULAR REACTOR AND METHOD FOR CARRYING OUT MALEIC ANHYDRIDE PRODUCTION BY N-BUTANE OXIDATION

Technobell d.o.o. Koper, ...

1. A tubular reactor for carrying out exothermic oxidation gaseous reactions to produce maleic anhydride from a gas mixture containing n-butane and oxygen comprising:a first reaction zone comprising an inlet for said gas mixture and a second reaction zone comprising an outlet for a reaction gas mixture containing maleic anhydride, wherein the first reaction zone precedes the second reaction zone in a direction of flow of the gas mixture,
a plurality of tubes extending in an axial direction through said first and second reaction zones and communicatively connected with said inlet and said outlet with respective first and second ends thereof;
a temperature control system configured for controlling a reaction temperature in each of the reaction zones independently, wherein the temperature control system comprises:
a heat transfer system for each of the reaction zones configured for controlling the temperature of a liquid coolant flowing through one of the reaction zones; and;
a circulation pumping system configured for controlling flow conditions of the liquid coolant flowing through the reactor and through one of the heat transfer systems; and
a preheating arrangement configured for preheating the gas mixture such that the gas mixture enters the first reaction zone at a predefined inlet temperature;wherein the axial length of the tubes within said first reaction zone corresponds to between 30% and 45% of the total length covered by the tubes within said first and second reaction zones; under the proviso that the inlet temperature and the proportions of the length of the tubes arranged in said first and second reaction zones are such that a total heat generated by the exothermic reactions inside the first reaction zone is equal or larger than an amount of heat required for preheating the gas mixture to the predefined inlet temperature, and wherein the liquid coolant flows within at least one reaction zone at a flowing velocity that decreases along the direction of flow of the gas mixture.

US Pat. No. 10,363,471

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR MEASURING SPEED OF MOVING DEVICE

ShenZhen Coollang Cloud C...

1. A method for measuring a speed of a sports device, comprising:acquiring, by a sensor disposed at a bottom of the sports device, movement data of the sports device during a process of tracking the sports device;
transmitting the movement data wirelessly to a terminal;
calculating, by the terminal, a linear speed and a tangential speed of rotational movement of the sports device based on accelerations of three axes in the movement data; and
combining, by the terminal, the linear speed and the tangential speed of the rotational movement to obtain a movement speed of the sports device,
wherein the accelerations of three axes comprises an acceleration of Z axis, an acceleration of X axis, and an acceleration of Y axis, and the Z axis is parallel to a length direction of the sports device, and the X axis and the Y axis are perpendicular to the Z axis,
wherein the linear speed is obtained from the acceleration of X axis and the acceleration of Y axis, and the tangential speed of the rotational movement is obtained from the acceleration of Z axis, and
wherein the linear speed and the tangential speed of the rotational movement is combined to obtain the movement speed of the sports device by:
v=nv1+mvn
where v denotes the movement speed of the sports device, V1 denotes the linear speed, Vn denotes the tangential speed of the rotational movement, n and m respectively denote a weight, and n+m=1.

US Pat. No. 10,363,450

LOW FRICTION REHABILITATION BOARD WITH AN INTEGRAL BAND RETAINING FEATURE AND METHODS OF REHABILITATION

P.T. ROM AND ASSOCIATES L...

1. A portable rehabilitation board system comprising:a rehabilitation board consisting essentially of polymer comprising:
a length of no more than 1.5 m from a first end to a second end;
a width from a first side to a second side;
wherein the rehabilitation board is substantially rectangular in shape having four corners;
a thickness;
a top working surface of the rehabilitation board having a static coefficient of friction with itself of no more than about 0.25 according to ASTM 1894;
wherein the static coefficient of friction is effectively low to enable a user's limb to slide easily across the working surface;
a non-slip material configured on a bottom surface, opposite the working surface, of the rehabilitation board;
a band plug retainer configured proximal an edge of the rehabilitation board and comprising a tapered aperture through the thickness of the rehabilitation board from a larger bottom surface opening, on the bottom surface of the rehabilitation board, to a smaller working surface opening, on the working surface of the rehabilitation board,
a resistance band assembly comprising:
an elastomeric resistance band having a length from a fixed end to an extended end;
a tapered band-plug having an enlarged plug dimension at a plug-end that tapers to a smaller dimension at a band-end of the tapered band-plug;
wherein the fixed end of the resistance band is coupled to the tapered band-plug; and
wherein the tapered band-plug is retained in the tapered aperture of the band plug retainer with the band end proximal the working surface and the resistance band extending from the tapered plug toward the working surface of the rehabilitation board;
wherein the rehabilitation board is portable having a size such that it may be easily carried by a single individual.

US Pat. No. 10,363,394

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR REDUCING OR PREVENTING BACKFLOW IN A DELIVERY SYSTEM

Alcyone Lifesciences, Inc...

1. A method of delivering a therapeutic agent to a patient, comprising:advancing a fluid conduit and a first outer sheath disposed therearound into tissue to compress tissue into a first tissue-receiving space defined between an exterior surface of the fluid conduit having a substantially rectangular cross-sectional shape and an interior surface of a distal end of the first outer sheath having a substantially circular cross-sectional shape; and
delivering fluid containing a therapeutic agent under positive pressure through the fluid conduit and into a portion of tissue adjacent to a distal end of the fluid conduit.

US Pat. No. 10,363,358

INFUSION CATHETER WITH GUIDEWIRE VALVING

A.V. Medical Technologies...

1. A method for treating a portion of a blood vessel in a subject, with locally dispersing contrast enhancing material proximally adjacent to the blood vessel portion, the method comprising:providing a catheter comprising a shaft including an infusion lumen enclosed within an infusion wall, and an inflation lumen, said inflation lumen is sealed to said infusion lumen and opened to an inflatable member, said infusion lumen is opened with a proximal guidewire opening, a distal guidewire opening, a fluid inlet opening, and a fluid outlet opening;
inserting a guidewire in the blood vessel;
delivering said catheter in the blood vessel over said guidewire to a chosen target adjacent to the blood vessel portion, such that said guidewire obstructs a distal wall segment of said infusion wall provided with a narrowing starting distally, and in proximity, to said fluid outlet opening, and extending distally along said distal wall segment towards said distal guidewire opening, wherein said distal wall segment is sized and shaped substantially the same as an external boundary of a correlating portion of the guidewire over at least 10 mm of said infusion wall of said infusion lumen;
inflating said inflatable member;
dilating the blood vessel at said chosen target, so as to affect the blood vessel portion;
occluding the blood vessel at said chosen target;
and
infusing a fluid with the contrast enhancing material as a localized delivery through said fluid outlet opening proximally to said inflatable member.

US Pat. No. 10,363,356

ABSCESS IRRIGATION SYSTEMS

Joseph P. Schultz, Atlan...

1. An irrigator system for delivering a volume of fluid from a fluid source to an abscess or wound, the irrigator system comprising:a fluid source connector for removably connecting to the fluid source;
a fluid receiver for receiving the fluid from the fluid source;
a fluid delivery nozzle for delivering a targeted stream of the fluid to the abscess or wound, wherein the fluid source connector and the fluid delivery nozzle comprise a single monolithic structure, wherein the fluid delivery nozzle extends away from the fluid receiver to a distal tip; and
a shield removably positioned around and with respect to the fluid delivery nozzle to protect the fluid delivery nozzle, wherein the shield consists of a wall that extends between a connection end and an open free end and wherein the fluid delivery nozzle is adapted to deliver the targeted stream of fluid directly out of the shield wall open free end;
wherein the shield wall connection end defines a first clearance area and the shield wall open free end defines a second clearance area, wherein the first clearance area is not smaller than the second clearance area.

US Pat. No. 10,363,340

POLY(OLIGOETHYLENE GLYCOL METHACRYLATE) HYDROGEL COMPOSITIONS, AND METHODS OF USE THEREOF

McMaster University, Ham...

1. A hydrogel composition, comprisinga. at least one first precursor polymer which is a nucleophile-functionalized poly(oligoethylene glycol methacrylate) copolymer, and
b. at least one second precursor polymer which is an electrophile-functionalized poly(oligoethylene glycol methacrylate) copolymer,
wherein the first and second precursor polymers are crosslinked through covalent bonds by reaction of the nucleophilic and electrophilic moieties.

US Pat. No. 10,363,328

ANTI-MICROBIAL CASH DRAWER

Richard D. Yanke, Burban...

1. A caddy for providing germicidal protection on surfaces in retail stores, hospitals and restaurants comprising:a. a container composed of a plastic polymer having a handle and portals on a top surface;
b. a botanical thymol disinfecting all-purpose spray cleaner comprising Metrine;
c. a botanical thymol hand sanitizer;
d. botanical thymol wet wipes;
e. at least 5 test swabs;
f. a non-woven towel for scrubbing the surface; and
g. a spunlace towel for drying the surface, where the portals are numbered and color-coded for storing components b, c, d, e, and f when cleaning or testing retail store, hospital and restaurant surfaces.

US Pat. No. 10,363,305

ANTI-GANGLIOSIDE COMPOUND FOR TARGETING CANCER AND GENERATING ANTIBODIES

Horacio Url Saragovi, Mo...

1. A ganglioside carbohydrate of formulawherein Aryl is a C6 to C10 aryl, optionally substituted with an alkyl, aryl, or halogen substituent.

US Pat. No. 10,363,240

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATING ALOPECIA

DAVID WEINSTEIN CONSULTIN...

1. A composition for the treatment of alopecia comprising 0.000012% w/v of a compound of formula (II)or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or ester thereof, 5% w/v minoxidil, 0.12% w/v cyclosporine A, 28% w/v ethanol, 47% w/v propylene glycol and 19% w/v water, wherein w/v denotes weight by volume.

US Pat. No. 10,363,201

BABY BOTTLE APPARATUS WITH FLOW CONTROL

ELIEZER ELIMELECH ROSE, ...

1. A baby bottle apparatus, comprising:a nipple;
a liquid container;
a flexible tube connecting said nipple to said container;
a normally-closed valve, for controlling fluid flow from said container to said nipple;
at least one lever, for opening said valve for fluid passage from said container to said nipple, thereby allowing a user to control fluid flow from said baby bottle apparatus,
wherein said valve comprises:
two parallel bars, at least one of said parallel bars being connected to one of said at least one lever; and
at least one elastic member, for pulling or pushing one of said parallel bars toward the other, and
wherein said flexible tube is disposed between said parallel bars, thereby resulting in said normally-closed state valve.

US Pat. No. 10,363,192

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR INSTILLING INTRINSIC MOTIVATION REGARDING EYE CONTACT IN CHILDREN AFFECTED BY EYE CONTACT DISORDERS

Matthew Casey, Woburn, M...

1. A therapy method for encouraging a patient diagnosed with autism, an autism spectrum disorder, and/or a neurodevelopment disorder to make eye contact with other individuals, said therapy method comprising:treating the patient by placing a robot in a field of view of the patient such that the robot can interact with the patient thereby creating intrinsic motivation in the patient to make eye contact with the other individuals after a therapy session has ended, the robot comprising:
prominently featured animatronic eyes on a front side thereof;
a video camera;
a processor configured to:
process data from the video camera to determine a gaze direction of the patient during the therapy session; and
select a gaze direction for the animatronic eyes based on the determined gaze direction of the patient; and
an actuator that allows the interaction with the patient by controlling the animatronic eyes based on the selected gaze direction for the animatronic eyes; and
refraining from providing the patient with a positive reinforcement for gazing at the animatronic eyes during the therapy session;
wherein movement of the animatronic eyes constitutes the only electronically actuated movement of the robot.

US Pat. No. 10,363,177

FOLDING STRETCHER

FIBRELIGHT DEVELOPMENTS L...

1. A rescue device comprising:at least two collapsible columns defining a core section structured to support a subject to lie on the core section during use, with each collapsible column lying adjacent at least one other column; and
a plurality of links, wherein
each respective collapsible column of the at least two collapsible columns comprises:
a plurality of rods;
at least one connector; and
a plurality of sleeves;
wherein:
each rod is located within at least one of the respective sleeves;
the plurality of rods are connectable in series by the at least one connector to form the respective collapsible column of the at least two collapsible columns; and
each sleeve is connected to at least one other sleeve by attachment to at least one of the links, the links being arranged substantially perpendicularly to the at least two collapsible columns and being flexible, at least some of the links comprising an extension strap that extends out from a side of the core section and being attached to quick release buckles to enable the subject to be carried to be secured into the rescue device during use;
the rescue device further comprises handles to lift the rescue device, the handles formed either by ends of the links or by extension straps being secured between two of the links to form a loop configured to be grasped;
wherein the device further comprises at least one biaser attached to at least one end of the respective collapsible column and passing through a lumen of the respective collapsible column, and
wherein an end of the at least one biaser is restrained adjacent to or around a stopper, such that the stopper is prevented from being drawn into the lumen of the respective collapsible column and is structured to prevent an entirety of the at least one biaser from being drawn into the lumen of the respective collapsible column.

US Pat. No. 10,363,163

INJECTOR APPARATUS

EYEPOINT PHARMACEUTICALS,...

1. An injector device, comprising:a housing;
a cannula defining a lumen and having a proximal end received in the housing and a distal end extending from the housing; wherein the cannula further comprises an aperture that is located in a wall of the cannula between the proximal end of the cannula and the distal end of the cannula;
a hollow needle comprising a distal end with a tip for piercing a tissue;
a shifter that shifts the needle from an extended position to a retracted position; and
an actuator for advancing a payload from an initial position to exit from the distal end of the cannula,
wherein the device is configured so that, in the extended position, the needle extends through the aperture and occupies at least part of the lumen of the cannula, and the distal end of the needle extends past the distal end of the cannula;
wherein, when the needle is shifted from the extended position to the retracted position, the tip of the needle exits the lumen of the cannula through the aperture, and
wherein, in the retracted position, the distal end of the needle is withdrawn from the lumen of the cannula sufficiently to permit the payload to advance from the initial position through the distal end of the cannula.

US Pat. No. 10,363,123

DISTAL PROTECTION SYSTEMS AND METHODS WITH PRESSURE AND ULTRASOUND FEATURES

VOLCANO CORPORATION, San...

1. A system for providing embolic protection, the system comprising:a guidewire having a proximal end, a distal end, and a first pressure sensor disposed between the proximal end and the distal end of the guidewire;
a first sheath having a proximal end, a distal end, and a first sheath lumen, and a port between the proximal end and the distal end of the first sheath, wherein the port is in fluid communication with the first sheath lumen, the first sheath lumen configured to receive the guidewire;
a first distal protection filter attached to a distal portion of the first sheath;
a second sheath having a proximal end, a distal end and a second sheath lumen, the first sheath disposed within the second sheath lumen;
a second distal protection filter attached to a distal portion of the second sheath; and
an outer sheath disposed over both the first sheath and the second sheath,
whereupon being in a pre-deployed configuration, the first pressure sensor is axially disposed proximally of the first distal protection filter and the second distal protection filter, and whereupon being in a deployed configuration, the first pressure sensor is axially disposed between the first distal protection filter and the second distal protection filter and axially aligned with the port.

US Pat. No. 10,363,102

INTEGRATED SURGERY METHOD

MAKO Surgical Corp., For...

1. A method for conducting a medical procedure in an operating room, comprising:defining a predetermined operational plan comprising a plurality of positions of a procedure object over time;
assigning a desired time milestone within the procedure for each position of the object in the predetermined operational plan;
using a first camera-based 3-D motion sensor mounted in a known position and orientation in a global coordinate system of the operating room to generate signals related to a 3-D position of the procedure object in the operating room relative to the first camera-based 3-D motion sensor;
automatically monitoring progress of the medical procedure based at least in part upon one or more positions of the procedure object over time, the one or more positions based at least in part upon the signals from the first camera-based 3-D motion sensor;
comparing the one or more positions of the procedure object over time with the desired time milestone within the procedure for each position of the object in the predetermined operational plan;
recording data relating to an actual time for each position of the object in the predetermined operational plan compared with the desired time milestone; and
using the data during or after the procedure to provide a recommendation for a change to a future predetermined operational plan.

US Pat. No. 10,363,075

POROUS BIONIC INTERNAL FIXATION DEVICE FOR PROMOTING HEALING OF FRACTURED BONE

Yingze Zhang, Shijiazhua...

1. A porous bionic internal fixation device for promoting healing of a fractured bone, wherein the porous bionic internal fixation device comprises a lag screw in round rod shape, the lag screw is provided with fixation structures at both ends thereof, a plurality of apertures directing laterally or obliquely are provided on a body of the lag screw, and between adjacent apertures of the plurality of apertures, densely distributed micro-holes are provided on the body of the lag screw, wherein each of the plurality of apertures has a slimline shape, each of the densely distributed micro-holes is a through hole that extends through an outer surface of the lag screw into an interior of the lag screw, when in use, the both ends of the lag screw are respectively located in bones at opposite sides of the fractured bone, so that a longitudinal direction of each of the plurality of apertures is consistent with a direction of tensile trabeculae and/or compressive trabeculae at the fractured bone and the position of each of the plurality of apertures corresponds to the fractured bone.

US Pat. No. 10,363,066

TISSUE RESECTION DEVICE

Gyrus ACMI, Inc., Southb...

1. A medical device, the device comprising:an outer tubular member having a proximal end and a distal end;
a middle tubular member having a proximal end and a distal end, the middle tubular member configured to be received within the outer tubular member and capable of being rotatable relative to the outer tubular member; and
an inner tubular member configured to be received within the middle tubular member and capable of reciprocating and also capable of being rotatable relative to the middle tubular member;
wherein the outer tubular member comprises a first opening, wherein the middle tubular member comprises a second opening, and wherein the first opening is aligned with the second opening, wherein the outer tubular member comprises a first window between the first opening and the proximal end, wherein the middle tubular member comprises a second window between the second opening and the proximal end,
wherein the inner tubular member is configured to reciprocate and rotate while the middle tubular member and the outer tubular member are configured to be stationary, and wherein the middle tubular member is configured to be rotatable relative to the outer tubular member while the inner tubular member is configured to be stationary.

US Pat. No. 10,363,064

APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING ACCESS TO A BODY CAVITY OF A LIVING ANIMAL FOR A MEDICAL PROCEDURE

Titan Medical Inc., Toro...

1. An apparatus for providing access to a body cavity of a living animal through an access port inserted in an incision made in a wall of the body cavity, the apparatus comprising:a cap configured to attach to the access port, the cap including an opening configured to permit insertion of a medical instrument through the cap and access port into the body cavity;
a tubular sleeve including a distal end sealingly connected at the opening and extending outwardly therefrom, the sleeve including a proximal end configured to receive and provide a seal with the medical instrument when received; and
a closure disposed to temporarily seal the sleeve prior to insertion of the medical instrument through the opening in the cap,
wherein the sleeve comprises a flexible material, and
wherein the closure comprises a releasable clamp disposed partway between the distal end and the proximal end and extending across the sleeve, and wherein the clamp is configured to engage and seal the sleeve to facilitate establishment of an insufflation pressure within the body cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,363,063

ELECTROSURGICAL SYSTEM

Cosman Medical Inc., Bur...

1. A unitized injection electrode with a proximal and a distal end comprising the following inseparably connected elements: a metallic coil having a proximal end and a distal end; a metallic rod disposed within a lumen of the metallic coil and having a proximal end and a distal end; electrical insulation that covers the proximal end of the metallic coil and leaves the distal end of the metallic coil uninsulated; an injection port connected to the proximal end of the metallic coil and configured such that fluid injected into the port flows out of the uninsulated distal end of the metallic coil; and an electrical connector configured so that an electrical signal delivered to the electrical connector is delivered to tissue in contact with the uninsulated distal end of the metallic coil; wherein the proximal end of the metallic coil is directly attached to the metallic rod and wherein the distal end of end of the metallic coil is directly attached to the metallic rod.

US Pat. No. 10,363,059

HAND HELD DERMAPLANING DEVICE AND DERMAPLANING PROCESS

DD Karma LLC, Highland P...

1. A blade kit for a hand-held skin treatment device, the skin treatment device including a pair of rails for connecting with a blade assembly, the replacement blade kit comprising:a blade retainer including a plurality of elongated retainer slots arranged in parallel to each other, each retainer slot extending in a longitudinal direction;
a plurality of blade assemblies positioned in the plurality of retainer slots, each blade assembly including a pair of elongated connection slots located on opposite sides thereof and extending in the longitudinal direction, the retainer slots configured to slidably receive corresponding rails of the skin treatment device, each blade assembly further including first and second pairs of notches located on the opposite sides thereof, each blade assembly further including a single blade with a cutting edge, the blade being positioned between each of the first and second pairs of retention arms, the first and second pairs of notches being located between the pair of connection slots and the cutting edge; and
first and second pairs of flexible retention arms located at each retainer slot, each of the first and second pairs of retention arms cooperating with a corresponding one of the first and second pairs of notches to releasably retain the blade assembly in the retainer slot.

US Pat. No. 10,363,058

ULTRASONIC SURGICAL INSTRUMENT WITH TRANSDUCER SLIP JOINT

Ethicon LLC, Guaynabo, P...

1. A surgical instrument, comprising:(a) an ultrasonic transducer assembly rotatably mounted along a longitudinal axis such that the ultrasonic transducer assembly is configured to selectively rotate about the longitudinal axis, wherein the ultrasonic transducer assembly defines a first outer profile; and
(b) a transducer slip joint positioned proximate to the ultrasonic transducer assembly and defining a second outer profile, wherein the transducer slip joint is configured to electrically connect a power cord to the ultrasonic transducer assembly and mechanically connect the power cord to the ultrasonic transducer assembly such that the ultrasonic transducer assembly is configured to selectively rotate relative to the power cord for inhibiting the power cord from winding upon rotation of the ultrasonic transducer assembly about the longitudinal axis, wherein one of the first or second outer profiles fits within the other of the second or first outer profiles.

US Pat. No. 10,363,030

SURGICAL FASTENER

C.R. Bard, Inc., Murray ...

1. A method comprising:rotating a head of a surgical fastener in a distal portion of a deployment instrument, wherein the surgical fastener includes a coil body that is separately formed from and attached to the head, the coil body including a plurality of coil windings, the coil body having a proximal end and a distal end, the proximal end being attached to the head, wherein at least one external thread of the head is engaged with an internal thread of the deployment device, and wherein rotating the head transmits a torque to a proximal end of the coil body attached to a center portion of the head; and
deploying the surgical fastener out of the deployment instrument.

US Pat. No. 10,363,015

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING THE LOCATION OF A MEDICAL INSTRUMENT WITH RESPECT TO ULTRASOUND IMAGING, AND A MEDICAL INSTRUMENT TO FACILITATE SUCH DETERMINATION

UCL BUSINESS PLC, London...

1. An ultrasound system comprising:an ultrasound unit including an ultrasound probe for acquiring an anatomical image of a human body and for locating a medical instrument with respect to said anatomical image, the ultrasound probe including a first set of imaging transducer elements and a second set of localisation transducer elements, wherein the first set of imaging transducer elements are distinct and disjoint from the second set of localisation transducer elements, wherein: the first set of imaging transducer elements are configured to: (i) produce ultrasound imaging transmissions into the human body, wherein the ultrasound imaging transmissions are focussed into an image scan plane, and (ii) receive reflections of the ultrasound imaging transmissions for generating a two-dimensional anatomical image corresponding to the image scan plane; and wherein the second set of localisation transducer elements are configured to produce ultrasound localisation transmissions into the human body for locating the medical instrument with respect to the two-dimensional anatomical image, wherein the ultrasound localisation transmissions extend outside the image scan plane, such that at least four localisation transducer elements from said second set are spaced from one another in a direction perpendicular to the image scan plane so as to be arranged at four or more different offsets from the image scan plane; and
a sensor console for receiving signals from a transducer that correspond to the localisation transmissions;
wherein the ultrasound system is configured to process the received signals to determine the location of the medical instrument within the human body relative to the ultrasound probe based on the received signals.

US Pat. No. 10,362,981

DIAGNOSTIC METHODS AND SYSTEMS BASED ON URINE ANALYSIS

FLOWSENSE LTD., M.P. Mis...

1. A computer-implemented method for diagnosing a body malfunction, the method comprising:monitoring and detecting at least one change in urinary parameter values, the at least one change being indicative of the body malfunction, wherein one of the urinary parameter values comprises an oxygen level in the urine;
monitoring a volumetric urinary output of kidneys using a urine flow monitoring apparatus having a low flow metering device with a microprocessor, wherein the urine flow monitoring device further comprises a negative pressure tube which provides a continuous flow of urine through at least a portion of the urine flow monitoring apparatus;
determining, using the microprocessor, whether a change exists in a volume value of the volumetric urinary output and a trend of the corresponding urinary parameter value during a predetermined period;
receiving signals from a plurality of electrodes connected to the urine flow monitoring apparatus, the signals representing the urinary parameter values;
comparing, using the microprocessor, at least two occurrences of the trend of the received signals at an identical iteration during the predetermined period;
measuring, using the microprocessor, whether the change of the trend in at least two consecutive time periods exceeds a predetermined threshold in the urinary parameter values received from at least one of the plurality of electrodes; and
detecting, using the microprocessor, the body malfunction based on the determination of the change in the volume value of the volumetric urinary output, and the compared trend change of the corresponding urinary parameter value detected by the received signals during the predetermined period,
wherein the oxygen level is detected with an electrode from the plurality of electrodes.

US Pat. No. 10,362,976

STERILE FLUID COLLECTION TUBE PACKAGE

Boca Dental Supply, LLC, ...

1. A sterile fluid collection tube package, comprising:a fluid collection tube having first end and a second end;
a thermoformed tray formed from a first sterile material, the thermoformed tray comprising a flange having an upper surface, and a central region, wherein the central region defines a cavity surrounded by the flange, the cavity comprising:
a recessed portion comprising a rectangular section having a base wall, a first sidewall, a second sidewall, a third sidewall, and a fourth sidewall, the first sidewall and second sidewall are opposite, and the third sidewall and the fourth sidewall are opposite, the base wall is recessed with respect to the upper surface of the flange, and the first sidewall, the second sidewall, the third sidewall, and the fourth sidewall join the base wall to the flange;
a first support recess and a second support recess, the first support recess and the second support recess are aligned along a first common axis and are respectively located about the recessed portion to form a first compartment, wherein the first support recess is located at a first junction between the flange and the third sidewall, and the second support recess is located at a second junction between the flange and the fourth sidewall, a first interior surface of the first support recess is convex with respect to a plane formed by the upper surface of the flange and a second interior surface of the second support recess is convex with respect to the plane formed by the upper surface of the flange, wherein the fluid collection tube is located in the cavity, the first end of the fluid collection tube is located in the first support recess and the second end of the fluid collection tube is located in the second support recess; and
a cover formed from a second sterile material, the cover is attached to the upper surface of the flange, wherein the cover is sized to cover an entirety of the cavity and the fluid collection tube located therein.

US Pat. No. 10,362,918

SELF-PROPELLED AND SELF-STEERING FLOOR CLEANER AND METHOD FOR CLEANING A FLOOR SURFACE

robart GmbH, Linz (AT)

1. A self-propelled and self-steering floor cleaner comprising a cleaning device with at least one cleaning unit for cleaning a floor surface of a room, at least a section or sections of an obstacle located inside the room not being in contact with the floor surface, the obstacle being of such low height that the floor cleaner cannot move under the obstacle, the floor cleaner further comprising a transmission unit for emitting radiation directed at the obstacle and the floor surface, in order to spatially scan these, a detection unit for detecting reflected radiation and providing a detection signal relating thereto, a control unit coupled to the detection unit, and a chassis for movement on the floor surface comprising a drive unit coupled to the control unit, it being determinable by the control unit from the detection signal whether a space is present between the obstacle and the floor surface, if so, a floor surface section located underneath the obstacle being regarded as cleanable, and the drive unit being actuatable to move the floor cleaner for cleaning the floor surface section, with at least one cleaning unit reaching into the space,wherein the drive unit is actuatable to move the floor cleaner during cleaning of the floor surface section at a predetermined or predeterminable distance from the obstacle.

US Pat. No. 10,362,909

PAPER DISPENSING DEVICE

GUANGZHOU FANER AROMA PRO...

1. A paper dispensing device, comprisinga main spindle having a compartment, two through openings at both ends, and a first slot opening on a lateral surface of the main spindle connecting the compartment;
an axle rotatably supported inside the compartment, whose two ends are extended outside the main spindle via the through openings, respectively;
two end pieces positioned adjacent to the two ends of the axle and the through openings, respectively, where each end piece has an eccentric opening through which an end of the axle is threaded, a ring groove is configured around the eccentric opening along an inner side of each end piece, and an axially and outward protruding first positioning element is configured on an outer side of each end piece extending through one of the through openings;
a cutting member comprising a blade, a cutter axle along a major edge of the blade, two arms extended outward slantwise from the cutter axle's two ends, and two guiding elements at the arms' outer ends moveably housed in the ring grooves, respectively;
wherein the cutting member is positioned along the first slot opening; the main spindle, the axle, and the cutting member are rotated synchronously; the end pieces and their ring grooves are fixed by the first positioning elements; and, as the main spindle spins, the cutting member rotates along with the main spindle and its blade is extended or retracted through the first slot opening as the guiding elements move along the ring grooves.

US Pat. No. 10,362,906

BATHTUB INSERT AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING SAME

Cozy Mouse LLC, Shelton,...

1. A bathtub insert comprising:a bathtub shell including a back support, and opposite first and second walls connected to the back support,
a front support connected to the bathtub shell, the front support including a belt portion having first and second ends mounted to the shell, a downwardly extending support portion having a lower end portion configured to be positioned between the legs of an unclothed, seated baby during bathing, the lower end portion including a central comfort opening formed therein having a fixed size and shape, and,
a cover mounted to the front support, the cover extending outwardly and downwardly relative to the belt portion and being configured to cover at least a part of the comfort opening.

US Pat. No. 10,362,875

EASY FOLDING CROSS BRACE DESIGN

GCI OUTDOOR, INC., Higga...

1. An apparatus comprising:first and second U-shaped cross-members, each of said cross-members including a front portion, a rear portion, and a cross bar perpendicularly connecting the front portion to the rear portion, wherein the respective front portions of the first and second cross-members are pivotally connected with each other at central portions thereof and the respective rear portions of said cross-members are pivotally connected with each other at central portions thereof,
wherein the cross-members are mutually movable from a generally X-shaped set-up condition in which the cross bars of the first and second cross-members are transversely spaced apart, to a generally flat collapsed condition in which the cross bars of the first and second cross-members are generally adjacent one another; and
right and left frame side assemblies are pivotally connected to each of the first and second cross-members, wherein at least one of the right and left frame side assemblies is pivotally connected to one of the first and second cross-members by a lost motion linkage;
wherein said lost motion linkage comprises a longitudinal link having a first end pivotally connected to one of the first and second cross-members via a first pivot pin and a second end pivotally connected to the at least one of the right and left frame side assemblies via a second pivot pin, said longitudinal link further comprising a slot extending partially along a length of the link proximate at least one of the first end and the second end and in which the first pivot pin or the second pivot pin is received for sliding movement within said slot with movement of the cross-members between the set-up condition and the collapsed condition.

US Pat. No. 10,362,856

CARRYING CASE FOR POLICE OR MILITARY EQUIPMENT

Armament Systems and Proc...

1. An apparatus comprisingan elongated backer plate having a plurality of mutually parallel slots spaced-apart along a longitude of the backer plate from a midpoint towards one of the ends, each extending across the backer plate transverse to the longitudinal axis and having a constant cross section in longitude with a root end relatively wider than an opposing, open end;
an elongated cover plate;
a hinge that pivotally connects a first end of the backer plate to a first end of the cover plate;
a resilient lock that releasably connects a second end of the backer plate to the second end of the cover plate;
an adjustable spacer located between the backer plate and cover plate, the adjustable spacer having a slot engaging portion extending from the adjustable spacer that is complementary to the cross section of each of the plurality of slots wherein a space between the backer plate, the cover plate, the hinge and resilient lock is adapted to accept a range of different sizes of belts worn by a human user and wherein the adjustable spacer may be inserted into any of the plurality of slots to accommodate the different sizes of belts; and
a police or military holster fabricated from a flexible fabric, the holster further including an adapter plate rotatably attached to the backer plate and a diaphragm disposed between the adapter plate and mounting plate and sewn to the flexible fabric of the holster around a periphery of the adapter plate.

US Pat. No. 10,362,828

HEADBAND ARRANGEMENT AND WELDING HELMET EQUIPPED WITH THE SAME

Tecmen Electronics Co., L...

1. A headband arrangement for a welding helmet, comprising:a fixed attachment structure; and
a helmet mounting structure cooperating with the attachment structure and comprising a lockable component,
wherein:
at least two stopping positions are defined longitudinally between the attachment structure and the helmet mounting structure,
the helmet mounting structure is selectively switchable between an unlocking state and a locking state,
in the unlocking state, the helmet mounting structure is slidable between the at least two stopping positions relative to the attachment structure, and
in the locking state, the helmet mounting structure is locked to one of the at least two stopping positions relative to the attachment structure and is adapted to be held at one of the at least two stopping positions by a magnetic force generated between a pair of magnetic parts the pair of magnetic parts comprising a first magnetic part secured on the lockable component and a second magnetic part, the second magnetic part secured on the helmet mounting structure or the attachment structure.

US Pat. No. 10,362,815

ANTI-GRIP KIMONO

Lime Enterprises Limited,...

1. A reinforced martial arts kimono containing anti-grip reinforced panels which pop-off or release from the grip of an opponent grabbing the reinforced martial arts kimono, the reinforced martial arts kimono comprising:a kimono jacket that is formed from a first material;
the kimono jacket including right sleeve and right body portions;
the kimono further including left sleeve and left body portions and a collar;
the collar extending upwardly from upper ends of each of the left and right sleeves;
the right body portion includes an inner flap and the left body portion includes an outer flap;
each body portion includes a lapel which is contiguous with the collar;
the lapels extending downwardly from the collar toward the bottom of the kimono jacket;
wherein the lapel and inner flap of the right body portion extends under the lapel of the left body portion toward a left side of the wearer of the kimono jacket and the lapel and the outer flap of the left body portion extends over the inner flap of the right body portion and extends toward a right side of the wearer of the kimono jacket;
and the lapels and body portions are configured to be kept in place by a martial arts belt;
at least two anti-grip reinforcement panels affixed to an inside surface of the interior of the reinforced martial arts kimono;
the at least two reinforcement panels being located on the inside of the kimono form annular-shaped anti-grip reinforcement panels and the at least two reinforced panels are affixed to the inside of the sleeves of the reinforced anti-grip martial arts kimono jacket, adjacent to the cuffs of the each of the sleeves;
the at least two anti-grip reinforcement panels being of a second material which is different material than the first material forming the kimono jacket, the two reinforcement panels providing a sufficient popping-off tactile sensation or release of grip of an opponent grabbing the reinforced anti-grip martial arts kimono during the practice of martial arts;
and
wherein the second material adjacent to the cuff of each of the left and right sleeves extends from the cuff upwardly toward the collar of the anti-grip martial arts kimono jacket.

US Pat. No. 10,362,805

WICKLESS CARTOMIZER

Intrepid Brands, LLC, Lo...

1. A wickless cartomizer comprising:(a) a base;
(b) an outer wall extending from the base;
(c) an inner wall extending from the base;
(d) a vapor exit opening defined by the inner wall;
(e) a heating element disposed in the inner wall; and
an electrical connector disposed in the base, wherein the electrical connector is electrically coupled with the heating element.

US Pat. No. 10,362,799

DEVICE FOR SEPARATING STALKS OF FRUITS GROUPED IN BUNCHES AND METHOD FOR SEPARATING STALKS OF FRUITS GROUPED IN BUNCHES

RODA IBERICA, S.L., Alzi...

1. A device for separating stalks of fruits grouped in bunches, the device comprising:a fruit reception compartment, where the fruits and a liquid are configured to be located, the fruit reception compartment being connected to a fruit suction area and a liquid suction area, the liquid suction area comprising an orifice connected to a pump for suction of at least a part of the liquid,
a narrowing comprising an outlet which feeds into a channel, and
a pipe configured to carry the at least the part of the liquid from the pump into the channel,
wherein the device is configured to:
produce a depression for dragging the fruits and the liquid located in the fruit suction area through the narrowing to the channel
such that the fruits and the liquid mix with the at least the part of the liquid flowing at a first speed from the pump, and a mixture of the at least the part of the liquid flowing at the first speed from the pump and the liquid flowing at a second speed from the fruit suction area generates turbulence that produces separation of the stalks from the fruits, and
wherein the first speed is higher than the second speed.

US Pat. No. 10,362,730

QUICK CHANGE LAWN MOWER BLADES

MTD Products Inc, Valley...

12. A blade for a lawn maintenance device comprising:a blade having a blade major axis, a second blade axis perpendicular to the blade major axis, and a center axis perpendicular to the blade major axis and the second blade axis;
wherein the blade defines a first aperture that is asymmetric and is centrally located and the first aperture has a first portion and a second portion partially intersecting the first portion, wherein
the first portion has a long dimension, a short dimension and a first centerline along its long dimension,
the second portion has a long dimension, a short dimension and a second centerline along its long dimension, and
the first and second centerlines are generally parallel to each other, but not parallel to the blade major axis or the second blade axis,
the first and second centerlines are offset with respect to each other,
wherein the first portion and the second portion each include an elongated shape having parallel sides, a first end having a first radius, and a second end having a second radius that is greater than the first radius of the first end.
US Pat. No. 10,363,308

SELECTIVELY ALTERING MICROBIOTA FOR IMMUNE MODULATION

SNIPR Technologies Limite...

1. A method for treating a cancer in a patient, wherein the method comprises(a) exposing a microbiota in the patient to a guided nuclease to selectively target the genome of cells of a first species in the microbiota using the guided nuclease, wherein the first species is a bacterial or archaeal species; and simultaneously or sequentially administering to the patient an effective amount of an immunotherapy; and
(b) allowing the guided nuclease to cut one or more target nucleotide sequences comprised by first cells of a first strain of the first species, thereby killing the first cells or reducing the growth thereof, whereby the proportion of the first cells comprised by the microbiota is reduced;wherein(c) the selective targeting avoids targeting second cells comprised by the microbiota, wherein the second cells are of a different strain or a different species from the first cells; and
(d) the reducing of the proportion of the first cells modulates immune cells in the patient, whereby the efficacy of the immunotherapy is enhanced for treatment of the cancer in the patient.
US Pat. No. 10,363,339

WATER ABSORBENT AGENT COMPOSITION AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME, AS WELL AS STORAGE AND STOCKING METHOD FOR SAME

NIPPON SHOKUBAI CO., LTD....

1. A water absorbent agent composition comprising: a polycarboxylic acid (salt)-based water absorbent resin as a main component; a natural ingredient produced by a living organism; and a temporal deterioration preventing agent in an amount of 0.05 ppm to 120 ppm, wherein said temporal deterioration preventing agent is at least one of (a) a water-soluble reducing agent selected from the group consisting of erythorbic acid, L-ascorbic acid, and sulfites, (b) water-soluble oxidants selected from the group consisting of hypochlorous acids and hypochlorites, (c) phenylphenols, (d) benzoic acid or esters thereof, and (e) hydroxybenzoic acid or esters thereof, where the polycarboxylic acid (salt)-based water absorbent resin is a crosslinked polymer of unsaturated monomers, and the unsaturated monomers contain iron (Fe) in an amount of not more than 2 ppm based on the water absorbent agent composition.
US Pat. No. 10,367,190

CYLINDRICAL SINGLE-PIECE LITHIUM-ION BATTERY OF 400AH AND ITS PREPARATION METHOD

Tianjin University, Tian...

1. A method of making a cylindrical single-piece lithium-ion battery, comprising steps as follows:(1) mixing evenly LiFePO4, conductive carbon black, graphite, polyvinylidene fluoride as adhesive, and N-methylpyrrolidone as solvent in a weight percentage ratio of 42.0-43.0:1.3-1.7:0.8-1.2:2.5-3.5:51.0-53.0 to form a first slurry and mixing evenly lithium titanate, conductive carbon black, graphite, polyvinylidene fluoride as adhesive and N-methylpyrrolidone as solvent in a weight percentage of 49.0-50.0:0.8-1.2:0.8-1.2:3.0-4.0:44.0-46.0 to form a second slurry;
(2) coating and rolling the first slurry and the second slurry to form a positive electrode sheet and a negative electrode sheet, respectively, wherein each of the positive and negative electrode sheets is of a length of 33.81m, has an aluminum foil as current-collector and exposes a foil edge, and the aluminum foil has a thickness between 28 ?m and 32 ?m and a width between 319 mm and 321 mm;
(3) baking the positive electrode sheet and the negative electrode sheet for 48 hours at 100° C.;
(4) aligning and stacking up the positive electrode sheet and the negative electrode sheet with a separating membrane in-between, which are then mounted to an automatic winding machine to form a cylindrical shape;
(5) welding a plurality of aluminium tabs onto the foil edge of the positive electrode sheet and a plurality of aluminium tabs onto the foil edge of the negative electrode sheet, wherein each of the aluminium tabs has a length between 69 mm and 71 mm, a width between 9.9 mm and 10.1 mm and thickness between 0.135 mm and 0.165 mm;
(6) securing each of the aluminium tabs in a space defined by wiring terminal 6 and sliding ring 7 using tab clamping nut 8 to form a cell pack;
(7) inserting the cell pack into an enclosure with two ends each being wrapped by a supporting bracket;
(8) connecting sequentially wiring terminal 6, O-ring 10, insulation cushion 9 and cover 11 together, which are then fixed with clamping nut 12 and locating screw 13; and
(9) sealing cover 11 to the enclosure using a laser welder.
US Pat. No. 10,364,403

MARINE DIESEL CYLINDER LUBRICANT OIL COMPOSITIONS

Chevron Oronite Technolog...

1. A marine diesel cylinder lubricating oil composition which comprises:(a) a major amount of one or more Group I basestocks, and
(b) a detergent composition comprising:
(i) about 5 to about 15 wt. % on an actives basis, based on the total weight of the marine diesel cylinder lubricating oil composition, of one or more alkaline earth metal salts of an alkyl-substituted hydroxyaromatic carboxylic acid having a total base number (TBN) of about 100 to about 250, wherein the alkyl-substituted moiety of the alkaline earth metal salt of an alkyl-substituted hydroxyaromatic carboxylic acid is a C12 to C28 alkyl group; and
(ii) about 5 to about 16 wt. % on an actives basis, based on the total weight of the marine diesel cylinder lubricating oil composition, of one or more high overbased calcium alkyl toluene sulfonic acids or salts thereof having a TBN of greater than 250 to about 550; wherein the toluene moiety of the calcium alkyl toluene sulfonic acids or salts thereof contains no hydroxyl groups, and further wherein the alkyl moiety of the calcium alkyl toluene sulfonic acids or salts thereof is a C12 to C40 alkyl group; and
wherein the marine diesel cylinder lubricating oil composition has a TBN of about 55 to about 80.
US Pat. No. 10,364,415

1,4-DIOXANE-DEGRADING BACTERIA CULTURE METHOD, MEDIUM, AND 1,4-DIOXANE TREATMENT METHOD USING 1,4-DIOXANE-DEGRADING BACTERIA

TAISEI CORPORATION, Toky...

1. A 1,4-dioxane-degrading bacteria culture method comprising culturing/incubating 1,4-dioxane-degrading bacteria with a medium containing diethylene glycol at a concentration of 1.0 wt % or more and 10.0 wt % or less, thereby multiplying the 1,4-dioxane-degrading bacteria, wherein the 1,4-dioxane-degrading bacteria are at least one of Mycobacterium sp. D11 (Accession Number: NITE BP-01926) or Pseudonocardia sp. D17 (Accession Number: NITE BP-01927).
US Pat. No. 10,364,424

FACTOR X MUTANTS

LABORATOIRE FRANCAIS DU F...

1. A protein, comprising:a mutated sequence of SEQ ID No. 1, said mutated sequence of SEQ ID No. 1 comprising mutation B wherein: mutation B consists of insertion of DFLAEGLTPR (SEQ ID NO: 159) between amino acids 52 and 53 of SEQ ID No. 1.
US Pat. No. 10,364,438

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR OBTAINING USEFUL PLANT TRAITS

NUTECH VENTURES, Lincoln...

1. A plant or plant cell comprising a mutation in a MutS Homolog 1 (MSH1) gene polynucleotide sequence encoding the FYE amino acid sequence of the DNA binding domain 1 of the MSH1 polypeptide, wherein the mutation encodes the amino acid sequence FYZ in the DNA binding domain 1 wherein Z is any amino acid other than E, wherein such mutation is not present in control plants of the same species, wherein MSH1 function is suppressed in plastids of the plant or plant cell, and wherein MSH1 function is maintained in mitochondria of the plant or plant cell.
US Pat. No. 10,364,458

ISOTHERMAL METHODS FOR AMPLIFYING NUCLEIC ACID SAMPLES

Tangen Biosciences, Inc.,...

1. A two-stage nucleic acid amplification and real-time detection method comprising a providing a composition comprising a target nucleic acid template and at least one primer that anneals to the target nucleic acid template near a region of interest to be amplified; b. performing a first nucleic acid amplification reaction to amplify the region of interest, thereby forming a primary amplicon; c. dividing (b) into at least two secondary reactions, and including in at least one of the reactions a site-specific secondary primer that is complementary to a site-specific primer binding site that may be present within the primary amplicon and defines a site of interest within the region of interest; d. performing a second nucleic acid amplification reaction (second-stage reaction) thereby accelerating the amplification of the region of interest only if the site-specific primer binding site is complementary to the site-specific primer; and e. detecting and comparing in real-time the amplification rates of the at least two secondary reactions, wherein an enhanced relative rate of amplification in the reaction with the secondary primer indicates the presence of the site of interest that is complementary to the secondary primer.
US Pat. No. 10,364,478

BAINITE-CONTAINING-TYPE HIGH-STRENGTH HOT-ROLLED STEEL SHEET HAVING EXCELLENT ISOTROPIC WORKABILITY AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

NIPPON STEEL CORPORATION,...

1. A bainite-containing high-strength hot-rolled steel sheet, comprising: in mass %,C: greater than 0.07 to 0.2%;
Si: 0.001 to 2.5%:
Mn: 0.01 to 4%;
P: 0.15% or less (not including 0%);
S: 0.03% or less (not including 0%);
N: 0.01% or less (not including 0%);
Al: 0.001 to 2%; and
a balance being composed of Fe and inevitable impurities, wherein an average value of pole densities of the {100}<011> to {223}<110> orientation group represented by respective crystal orientations of {100}<011>, {116}<110>, {114}<110>, {113}<110>, {112}<110>,{335}<110>, and {223}<110> at a sheet thickness center portion being a range of ? to ? in sheet thickness from the surface of the steel sheet is 4.0 or less, and a pole density of the {332}<113>crystal orientation is 4.8 or less, an average crystal grain diameter is 10 ?m or less and a Charpy fracture appearance transition temperature vTrs is ?20° C. or lower, and a microstructure is composed of 35% or less in a structural fraction of pro-eutectoid ferrite and a balance of a low-temperature transformation generating phase.
US Pat. No. 10,363,203

METHOD OF USE, AND COMPOSITION OF, FIRST RESPONDER WET WIPES

DIAMOND WIPES INTERNATION...

1. A method for decontaminating a skin surface by use of a wet wipe, wherein the wet wipe has a composition consisting essentially of:water, by wt. %, within a range of 90.00 to 98.00;
propanediol, by wt. %, within a range of 0.10 to 5.00;
a first blend, by wt. %, within a range of 0.001 to 1.00;
a second blend, by wt. %, within a range of 0.10 to 5.00;
polysorbate 20, by wt. %, within a range of 0.10 to 5.00;
a third blend, by wt. %, within a range of 0.001 to 1.00;
trisodium phosphate, by wt. %, within a range of 0.001 to 1.00;
citric acid, by wt. %, within a range of 0.001 to 1.00;
caprylyl glycol, by wt. %, within a range of 0.001 to 1.00;
benzalkonium chloride, by wt. %, within a range of 0.001 to 1.00;
phenoxyethanol, by wt. %, within a range of 0.001 to 1.00;
sodium benzoate, by wt. %, within a range of 0.001 to 1.00; and
potassium sorbate, by wt. %, within a range of 0.001 to 1.00;
wherein the first blend consists of the first group consisting essentially of chamomilla recutita (Matricaria) flower extract, cucumis sativus (cucumber) fruit extract, althaea officinalis root extract and avena sativa (oat) kernel extract;
wherein the second blend consists of the second group consisting essentially of decyl glucoside, polyglyceryl-10 caprylate/caprate, coco glucoside, and glyceryl oleata; and
wherein the third blend consists of tetrasodium glutamate diacetate and sodium hydroxide.
US Pat. No. 10,363,221

MANUFACTURING SOLID PHARMACEUTICAL DOSAGE FORMS WITH VISIBLE MICRO- AND NANOSTRUCTURED SURFACES AND MICRO- AND NANOSTRUCTURED PHARMACEUTICAL DOSAGE FORM

I-Property Holding Corp.,...

1. A method of forming a pharmaceutical dosage form comprising:impressing, on at least one of a surface and an interface of the dosage form, an area with at least one micro- and/or nanostructure;
the dosage form comprising a quantity and distribution of ingredients so as to enhance an optical contrast effect caused by the impressed micro and/or nanostructure, so that the micro- and/or nanostructure is observable by the human eye,
wherein the impressing is defined by only direct compression of a mixture of selected ingredients with a punching tool to create the solid pharmaceutical dosage form, with the direct compression performed at room temperature without heating and without modifying the physical nature of the material in the mixture, the punching tool having a micro and/or nano-structured surface formed in a tool surface geometry, and wherein particles of the mixture of selected ingredients are sized such that at least some of the particles are reconfigured or deformed by the compressing, these particles thereby taking the shape of the micro and/or nano-structured surface of the punching tool.
US Pat. No. 10,365,275

IMMUNOLOGICALLY ACTIVE POLYPEPTIDE

Institute of Arthritis Re...

1. A method for treating, reducing severity of, or reducing likelihood of occurrence of either or both of TLR2-mediated sepsis and TLR4-mediated sepsis in a subject, comprising administering to the subject a therapeutically effective amount of an immunomodulatory polypeptide of no more than 31, 30, 29, 28, 27, 26, 25, 24, 23, 22, 21, 20, 19, 18, 17, 16, 15, 14, 13 or 12 amino acids that comprises the amino acid sequence KSIAYLQMNSLK as set forth in SEQ ID NO:2.
US Pat. No. 10,364,274

EXPRESSION OF CHIMERIC KSAC PROTEIN AND METHOD OF PRODUCING SOLUBLE PROTEINS BY HIGH PRESSURE

BOEHRINGER INGELHEIM ANIM...

1. A composition comprising (i) a refolded and solubilized fusion protein and (ii) dithiothreitol (DTT), wherein the fusion protein consists of leishmania antigens Kinetoplastid Membrane Protein 11 (KMP11), Sterol MethylTransferase (SMT), A2 and Cysteine Proteinase (CP), and wherein the fusion protein comprises the sequence as set forth in SEQ ID NO:2.
US Pat. No. 10,364,276

PEPTIDE FOR INDUCING REGENERATION OF TISSUE AND USE THEREOF

STEMRIM INC., Osaka (JP)...

1. A method of stimulating migration of a cell, mobilizing a cell from bone marrow to peripheral blood, and/or regenerating a tissue, in the body of a subject, wherein said method comprises administering to the subject an effective amount of a substance of any one of (a) to (c) below;(a) a peptide consisting of a portion of an HMGB1 protein of SEQ ID NO:1 and having cell migration-stimulating activity;
(b) a cell secreting said peptide of (a); and
(c) a vector into which a DNA encoding said peptide of (a) is inserted, wherein said peptide has an activity of stimulating migration of a cell and said peptide consists of all or part of the amino acid sequence of positions 1 to 195 of SEQ ID NO:1.
US Pat. No. 10,364,291

HUMAN ANTI-VEGFR-2/KDR ANTIBODIES

Kadmon Corporation, LLC, ...

1. An isolated polynucleotide encoding an antibody or fragment thereof that binds to human VEGFR2, the antibody or fragment thereof comprising a heavy chain variable domain comprising a CDR-1H, CDR-2H, and CDR-3H sequence and a light chain variable domain comprising a CDR-1L, CDR-2L, and CDR-3L sequence, wherein:(i) the CDR-1H sequence consists of residues 26 to 35 of SEQ ID NO: 4;
(ii) the CDR-2H sequence consists of residues 50 to 66 of SEQ ID NO: 4;
(iii) the CDR-3H sequence is SEQ ID NO:3;
(iv) the CDR-1L, CDR-2L, and CDR-3L sequences are selected from the group consisting of:
SEQ ID NO:5, SEQ ID NO:6, and SEQ ID NO:7;
SEQ ID NO:21, SEQ ID NO:22, and SEQ ID NO:23;
SEQ ID NO:25, SEQ ID NO:26, and SEQ ID NO:27;
SEQ ID NO:29, SEQ ID NO:30, and SEQ ID NO:31;
SEQ ID NO:33, SEQ ID NO:34, and SEQ ID NO:35;
SEQ ID NO:37, SEQ ID NO:38, and SEQ ID NO:39;
SEQ ID NO:41, SEQ ID NO:42, and SEQ ID NO:43; and
SEQ ID NO:45; SEQ ID NO:46, and SEQ ID NO:47.
US Pat. No. 10,363,277

SYNTHETIC RHINOCEROS HORN ANALOGUES

Pembient, Inc., Seattle,...

1. A synthetic rhinoceros horn analogue comprising:a keratin base, arginine, lysine, cholesterol, taurine, hexosamines, sphingosine, sulfur, potassium, calcium, iron, titanium, zinc, and genetic material comprising amplifiable forensic loci selected from SEQ ID NOs. 1-23 or SEQ ID NOs. 1-24, wherein at least one of the loci comprises a substitution, insertion, or deletion that is absent from natural rhinoceros horn,
wherein the synthetic rhinoceros horn analogue matches at least two characteristics of natural rhinoceros horn selected from:
a. an Attenuated Total Reflection (ATR) spectra with a taurine peak at 1050 cm?1±1-40 cm?1 and a phospholipid peak at 2300 cm?1±1-40 cm?1;
b. an Attenuated Total Reflection (ATR) spectra with a cholesterol peak at 3250 cm-1±1-40 cm?1; a primary amine peak at 3050 cm?1±1-40 cm?1; a hydrocarbon peak at 2900 cm?1±1-40 cm?1; a hydrocarbon peak at 2850 cm?1±1-40 cm-1; a phospholipid peak at 2300 cm?1±1-40 cm?1, an amino acid peak at 1650 cm-1±1-40 cm?1; a primary amine peak at 1550 cm?1±1-40 cm?1; a hydrocarbon peak at 1400 cm?1±1-40 cm?1; a phospholipid peak at 1200 cm?1±1-40 cm-1; a taurine peak at 1050 cm?1±1-40 cm?1; and a taurine peak at 880 cm?1±1-40 cm?1;
c. a Shore A hardness of 92-96;
d. a Shore D hardness of 68-72;
e. a Density of 1.122-2.222 g/cubic cm;
f. inorganic content of 66-70% sulfur; 15-19% potassium; 5-9% calcium; 0-3% iron; 0.2-0.4% titanium; and 0-4% zinc; and
g. organic content of 1.6%-2.4% arginine; 4-6% lysine; 7.2-10.8% cholesterol; 2.75-3.25% taurine; 0%-1.25% hexosamines; and 0.1%-0.3% sphingosine.
US Pat. No. 10,364,303

IMINODIACETIC ACID TYPE CHELATE RESIN AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING SAME

HYMO Corporation, Maruno...

1. Iminodiacetic acid type chelate resin wherein:a sodium salt type carboxymethyl group is introduced into primary amino groups of polyvinylamine crosslinked polymer particles in an amount of 50% by mass or more with respect to a dry mass after the introduction.
US Pat. No. 10,363,281

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR MAINTAINING THE CONFORMATION AND STRUCTURAL INTEGRITY OF BIOMOLECULES

TissueGen, Inc., Dallas,...

1. A composition comprising:a solution containing a target pharmaceutical or biological agent;
a substrate that is soluble in the solution, wherein some components of said substrate are capable of being solidified via a solidification process, wherein the solidification process causes the substrate to become physically or chemically cross-linked, vitrified, or crystallized, and wherein particles are formed after or as a result of the solidification process, wherein the target pharmaceutical or biological agent within the resulting particles retains proper conformation to ultimately produce a desired effect, wherein the resulting particles are poorly swellable in a solvent from which protection is desired, and wherein the particles are incorporated into a polymer solution comprising a surfactant, stabilizer, or emulsifier.
US Pat. No. 10,363,544

PARTICULATE WATER-ABSORBING AGENT

NIPPON SHOKUBAI CO., LTD....

1. A particulate water-absorbing agent comprising a water-absorbing resin as a main component, and further including a water-insoluble metal phosphate including an anion of a phosphoric acid compound and a divalent or trivalent metal cation, the water-insoluble metal phosphate having a crystallite size of less than 0.15 ?m,wherein a proportion of particles included in a range of 150 ?m to 850 ?m is 95% by mass or more, particles having a size of 850 ?m or more is 0% to 5% by mass, and a proportion of the fine particles having a particle size of less than 150 ?m is 0% to 3% by mass,
the particulate water-absorbing agent has a fluid retention capacity under pressure of 2.06 kPa of 20 g/g or more, and
a moisture absorption blocking ratio after standing 1 hour at a temperature of 25° C. and a relative humidity of 90±5% RH is 30% by mass or less.
US Pat. No. 10,363,290

BUTYRYLCHOLINESTERASE ZWITTERIONIC POLYMER CONJUGATES

KODIAK SCIENCES INC., Pa...

1. A fusion protein comprising: a butyrylcholinesterase enzyme or carboxy terminal truncation fragment thereof and an immunoglobulin (Ig) domain or fragment thereof, wherein a linker is positioned between and connecting the butyrylcholinesterase enzyme or fragment thereof and the Ig domain of fragment, wherein the Ig domain or fragment thereof comprises substitutions L234A, L235E, and G237A per EU numbering which corresponds to substitutions L14A, L15E, and G17A as numbered within SEQ ID NO: 8, wherein the linker is selected from the group consisting of at least one of Q, GOG, GGGGS (SEQ ID NO: 22), GGGS (SEQ ID NO: 23), GGGES (SEQ II) NO: 24), GGGSGGGSGGGS (SEQ ID NO: 21), and GGSGGGSGGGS (SEQ ID NO: 25).
US Pat. No. 10,362,783

SOLUTIONS EMPLOYING HERBICIDES AND BUFFERED AMINE OXIDES TO KILL WEEDS AND RELATED METHODS

KOP-COAT, INC., Pittsbur...

1. A method of killing weeds comprisingproviding a solution having a herbicide admixed with a buffered amine oxide in water,
said solution characterized by the property of synergistically killing weeds to a greater extent than either said herbicide or said buffered amine oxide used alone, and
applying said solution to said weeds.
US Pat. No. 10,362,784

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR FORMING STABLE, LIQUID METAL OXIDE/HYDROXIDE FORMULATIONS

Timilon Technology Acquis...

1. A solid dry powder mixture comprising a quantity of dry powder nanocrystalline metal oxide and/or metal hydroxide particles and one or more dry powder surfactants selected from the group consisting of ethylene oxide and propylene oxide block copolymers, polysorbates, sodium methacrylates, polyamide-based resin dispersants, sulfosuccinates, and octylphenol ethoxylates, wherein the nanocrystalline metal oxide and/or metal hydroxide particles are agglomerated nanocrystalline materials, and wherein the powder mixture is readily dispersible in a liquid carrier and remains physically stable for at least 4 days under quiescent storage conditions at 25° C.

US Pat. No. 10,368,241

SECURITY FOR MOBILE AND STATIONARY ELECTRONIC SYSTEMS

ENORCOM Corporation, Los...

1. A programmable management method for a mobile device, the method comprising:proactively monitoring current and anticipated values of:
user location, activity, proximity to other users or events or locations, planned activities, usage pattern, biological sensory information, environmental sensory information, or combinations thereof, wherein said proactive monitoring is performed while the mobile device is in operation and without request for user input;
initiating security checks based on detecting a discrepancy between said current and anticipated values, and wherein upon failure of said security checks, performing a security procedure wherein the user is not alerted to said security procedure initiation, wherein said procedure includes biological and environmental sensory measurements to identify cases with an authorized user under duress, wherein duress is detected upon collected sensory data mismatching an expected value of said data, and upon said detection, restricting access to said mobile device to a predetermined mode in response to duress.

US Pat. No. 10,368,201

PERSONAL MONITORING USING A REMOTE TIMER

Real Agent Guard-IP, LLC,...

1. A system comprising:a lockbox configured to be affixed adjacent a real estate property, the lockbox configured to store a key accessible by a real estate agent to facilitate authorized access to the real estate property, the lockbox further comprising a transmitter and a receiver;
a first network accessible device comprising a programmable processor circuit and a memory that stores a subject application (app) as a sequence of program instructions executable by the programmable processor circuit, the subject app configured to initiate a monitored session associated with the real estate agent responsive to detection, by the receiver of the lockbox, of a proximity of the first network accessible device, the subject app further configured to enable the subject to identify a selected monitored time interval of the monitored session from among a population of different available monitored time intervals for the predefined zone responsive to an assessment of the predefined zone by the subject;
a remote server coupled to the first network accessible device by a network and configured to initiate a countdown timer circuit responsive to receipt, via the network, of the selected monitored time interval from the subject app, the countdown timer initiated responsive to interaction between the real estate agent and the subject app; and
a second network accessible device of a monitor associated with the subject and configured to receive, from the remote server, a notification responsive to a conclusion of the selected monitored time interval as indicated by the countdown timer circuit, the second network accessible device configured to trigger an alarm indicative of the subject potentially being under duress responsive to the notification from the remote server that the selected monitored time interval has concluded without an intervening authorized input by the subject prior to the conclusion of the monitored time interval.

US Pat. No. 10,368,173

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MINIMIZING AN EFFECT OF SYSTEM NOISE GENERATED BY A COCHLEAR IMPLANT SYSTEM

Advanced Bionics AG, Sta...

1. A sound processor included in a cochlear implant system used by a patient, the sound processor comprising:at least one physical computing component that
generates a spectral input signal, the spectral input signal representative of spectral energy contained within a frequency band in a plurality of frequency bands of an audio signal presented to the patient,
receives a predetermined system noise threshold that is determined prior to the audio signal being presented to the patient and that is based on a predicted or measured spectral energy level of system noise generated by a theoretical or test cochlear implant system associated with, but distinct from, the cochlear implant system,
determines whether a spectral energy level of the spectral input signal exceeds the predetermined system noise threshold, and
generates, based on the determination of whether the spectral energy level of the spectral input signal exceeds the predetermined system noise threshold, a spectral output signal by
including the spectral input signal in the spectral output signal if the spectral energy level of the spectral input signal exceeds the predetermined system noise threshold, and
excluding the spectral input signal from the spectral output signal if the spectral energy level of the spectral input signal does not exceed the predetermined system noise threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,368,171

AUDIO APPARATUS AND AUDIO OUTPUT PORT

RADSONE INC., Sungnam (K...

1. An audio apparatus comprising:an analog module configured to receive a digital left (L) channel signal and a digital right (R) channel signal, and output first and second analog L signals and first and second analog R signals;
a first output port including first to fifth conductors, to which the first and second analog L signals, the first and second analog R signals, and a ground voltage are provided, respectively; and
a second output port including sixth to ninth conductors, to which the first and second analog L signals and the first and second analog R signals are provided, respectively,
wherein, while an audio jack including first to third terminals remains inserted in the first output port, the first and second conductors remain connected to the first terminal, the third and fourth conductors remain connected to the second terminal, and the fifth conductor remains connected to the third terminal, and
wherein, while the audio jack remains inserted in the first output port, the first and second analog L signals and the first and second analog R signals are operated in a single-ended mode, and during at least a portion of a time during which the audio jack is not inserted into the first output port, the first and second analog L signals and the first and second analog R signals are operated in a differential mode.

US Pat. No. 10,368,121

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR COLLECTING DATA

ROKU, INC., Los Gatos, C...

1. A method for collecting viewing data comprising:running, on a client device in an open development environment, a third-party channel application located in a first sandboxed virtual operating environment on a first layer of an operating system of a user device, wherein the third-party channel application comprises channel metadata not available from outside the third-party channel application;
receiving an application interface (API) call, from the third-party channel application, for a graphic rendering module located in a second sandboxed virtual operating environment on a second layer of the operating system, wherein the graphic rendering module is a non-playback module, wherein the second layer is an application layer below the first layer, and wherein the second sandboxed virtual operating environment is configured to prevent direct access from the third-party channel application located in the first sandboxed virtual operating environment on the first layer of the operating system of the user device;
performing passive data collection on the client device, wherein the passive data collection comprises intercepting, between the third-party channel application and the graphic rendering module, the channel metadata sent from the third-party channel application to the graphic rendering module;
determining identifying information of a content based on the intercepted channel metadata;
generating an entertainment profile for a user by associating the identifying information with a user profile of the user device; and
storing the determined identifying information of the content; the entertainment profile for the user, and a relation of the determined identifying information of the content to the entertainment profile for the user.

US Pat. No. 10,368,087

DYNAMIC RELOAD OF VIDEO ENCODER MOTION ESTIMATION SEARCH WINDOW UNDER PERFORMANCE/POWER CONSTRAINTS

ATI Technologies ULC, Ma...

1. A processing apparatus comprising:an encoder configured to:
encode current frames of a plurality of frames of video data using previously encoded reference frames of the plurality of frames of video data; and
perform a plurality of motion searches within a motion search window about each of a plurality of co-located portions of one or more of the previously encoded reference frames; and
a processor configured to:
prior to performing each of the plurality of motion searches:
determine a threshold number of search window reloads for the co-located portions; and
determine which of a plurality of locations, each corresponding to one of the co-located portions of the one or more reference frames to reload the motion search window according to the determined threshold number of search window reloads and predicted motions at each location of the co-located portions; and
perform the motion searches by causing the encoder to:
reload the motion search window at the determined locations of the one or more reference frames; and
for each of the remaining locations of the one or more reference frames, slide the motion search window in a first direction indicated by the location of the next co-located portion of the one or more reference frames.

US Pat. No. 10,368,079

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR IMAGE COMPRESSION THAT EMPLOYS MULTIPLE INDEXED COLOR HISTORY BUFFERS

ATI Technologies ULC, Ma...

1. A method for encoding a source image that is segmented into a plurality of sub-images each having a sub-image pixel width, comprising:encoding, by an encoder, different horizontal pixel slices of the plurality of sub-images using a plurality of indexed color history (ICH) buffers associated with the source image to produce encoded pixel data, each of the plurality of indexed color history (ICH) buffers configured to correspond to a single horizontal pixel slice of each sub-image; and
outputting, by the encoder, the encoded pixel data for the different horizontal pixel slices of the plurality of sub-images.

US Pat. No. 10,368,036

PAIR OF PARKING AREA SENSING CAMERAS, A PARKING AREA SENSING METHOD AND A PARKING AREA SENSING SYSTEM

VIVOTEK INC., New Taipei...

1. A pair of parking area sensing cameras, comprising:a first parking area sensing camera configured to monitor a first parking area and generate a parking area status of the first parking area;
a second parking area sensing camera configured to monitor a second parking area different from the first parking area and generate a parking area status of the second parking area; and
wherein the first parking area sensing camera is configured to display the parking area status of the second parking area, wherein the parking area status of the second parking area is available to park;
wherein the first parking area sensing camera is connected to the second parking area sensing camera through an Ethernet connection, and the first parking area sensing camera is configured to receive the parking area status of the second parking area directly from the second parking area sensing camera;
wherein the first parking area sensing camera is mounted above and closer to the second parking area than to the first parking area, and the second parking area sensing camera is mounted above and closer to the first parking area than to the second parking area;
wherein the first parking area and the second parking area are separate from each other by a driving lane in a parking lot;
wherein the second parking area sensing camera is configured to receive the parking area status of the first parking area, and the second parking area sensing camera is configured to display the parking area status of the first parking area on an LED light; and
wherein the first parking area sensing camera is configured to display the parking area status of the second parking area on an LED light.

US Pat. No. 10,368,004

LIGHT SOURCE CONTROL METHOD AND CAMERA APPARATUS THEREOF

VIVOTEK INC., New Taipei...

1. A light source control method applied to a camera apparatus, the camera apparatus comprising a device body, a plurality of image capturers, and a plurality of light sources, the plurality of image capturers being movably disposed on the device body, the plurality of light sources being disposed around the device body, the light source control method comprising:each image capturer capturing an uncompensated image toward a target region respectively when each light source is turned off;
turning on the plurality of light sources by turns;
each image capturer capturing a practical image toward the target region when each light source is turned on by turns; and
comparing image reference values of the practical images captured by the plurality of image capturers when each light source is turned on by turns with image reference values of the corresponding uncompensated images respectively, for controlling turning on or off of each light source respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,367,983

CAMERA MODULE AND ARRAY CAMERA MODULE WITH CIRCUIT BOARD UNIT AND PHOTOSENSITIVE UNIT AND MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF

Ningbo Sunny Opotech Co.,...

1. A photosensitive unit for a camera module comprising at least a camera lens, comprising:a photosensitive portion which comprises a circuit board including a main circuit board and one or more circuit elements, at least a photosensitive sensor which is provided on said circuit board and has a photosensitive area and a non-photosensitive area positioned around a periphery of said photosensitive area, and one or more connecting elements electrically connecting said main circuit board to said non-photosensitive area of said photosensitive sensor;
an encapsulation portion which is integrally molded to form a support on said main circuit board and extended to said non-photosensitive area of said photosensitive sensor so as to overlappedly affix said photosensitive sensor on said main circuit board by means of molding, said encapsulation portion being protrudingly formed on said non-photosensitive area and surrounding said photosensitive area of said photosensitive sensor to form a lower covering section, an upper installing section and at least an annular inclined inner wall upwardly and outwardly extending from said non-photosensitive area of said photosensitive sensor to said installing section to define a window above said photosensitive area of said photosensitive sensor, wherein said window gradually reduces a size thereof from top to bottom to define a larger upper size and a smaller lower size so as to enable said photosensitive sensor receiving more light, wherein said covering section of said encapsulation portion is molded to have an integral enclosure connection with said main circuit board and to cover, encapsulate and wrap up said circuit elements and said connecting elements, wherein said installing section is adapted for enabling the camera lens to be installed thereon and aligned at a photosensitive path of said photosensitive sensor and positioned above said window, wherein a top surface of said installing section is molded to an even and flat manner for facilitating an installing of the camera lens and ensuring one or more lenses of the camera lens being parallel to said photosensitive area of said photosensitive sensor, wherein said installing section of said encapsulation portion has at least an annular installing groove provided on top of said encapsulation portion and communicated with said window to provide an adequate installation space for installing an optical filter therein so as to ensure a top surface of the optical filter mounted on said installing groove being not protruded on top surface of said encapsulation portion; and
a motor unit mounted on said top surface of said encapsulation portion and electrically connected to said main circuit board.

US Pat. No. 10,367,947

TECHNIQUES FOR MIGRATING LEGACY 911 SYSTEMS TO NG-911 SYSTEMS

BANDWITH.COM, INC., Rale...

1. An emergency call routing system, comprising:a Voice-over Internet Protocol position center (VPC) server configured to:
receive a session initiation protocol (SIP) INVITE for an emergency call intended for a destination public safety answering point (PSAP) from a telecommunication service provider (TSP) SIP call server; and
respond to the source of the SIP INVITE message with a SIP Redirect response, the SIP Redirect response including routing data compatible with and capable of enabling the TSP SIP call server to route the emergency call to the destination PSAP such that the VPC is not in the bearer path of the emergency call;
a location information server (LIS) configured to:
receive and store telephone number provisioning information from a TSP, the information including registered address data for the telephone number; and
receive and store PSAP capability data, the PSAP capability data indicative of the PSAP operating under the i2 transitional standard for VoIP 911 or operating under the fully implemented i3 standard for VoIP 911; and
for PSAPs operating under the i2 transitional standard for VoIP 911, receive and respond to address requests for the telephone number that initiated the emergency call; or
for PSAPs operating under the fully implemented i3 standard for VoIP 911, provide a presence information data format location object (PIDF-Lo) within the SIP Redirect response, the PIDF-Lo to be included in an updated SIP INVITE.

US Pat. No. 10,367,928

METHOD OF IDENTIFYING CONTACTS FOR INITIATING A COMMUNICATION USING SPEECH RECOGNITION

2236008 Ontario Inc., Wa...

1. A method of initiating a communication using speech recognition on a mobile wireless communication device, comprising:receiving through a microphone a voice input for initiating a communication;
extracting from the voice input using speech recognition a name and a communication type to be initiated from a plurality of potential communication types;
searching a local address book stored in a memory of the mobile wireless communication device to determine whether any contact records in the local address book match the extracted information, wherein the local address book is searched to identify all records having both a contact name that matches the name extracted from the voice input and a type of communication that matches the communication type extracted from the voice input, the type of communication having a populated address field; and
automatically initiating a communication to a contact address from the populated address field of the contact record using an application associated with the communication type in response to a determination that only one contact record in the local address book matches the extracted information.

US Pat. No. 10,367,883

COMPUTING RESOURCE MANAGEMENT USING DEDICATED LEADERSHIP POOL

Nutanix, Inc., San Jose,...

1. A method comprising:responsive to a request for an instance of a service to serve in a leadership role, requesting, by the instance of the service, an amount of resources from a dedicated leadership resource pool based on an expected increase in resources to perform the leadership role, wherein the dedicated leadership resource pool is available only to services serving in leadership roles;
accepting the request to serve in the leadership role when the amount of resources are available in the dedicated leadership resource pool; and
denying the request to serve in the leadership role when the amount of resources are unavailable in the dedicated leadership resource pool.

US Pat. No. 10,367,852

MULTIPLEXED DEMAND SIGNALED DISTRIBUTED MESSAGING

Swim.IT Inc., San Jose, ...

1. A method programmed in a non-transitory memory of a device comprising:a. establishing one or more network connections for peer-to-peer real-time message distribution; and
b. routing one or more messages to an appropriate destination using the one or more network connections utilizing load balancing and routing functions, wherein when the one or more messages go to multiple subscribers on a single host, the one or more messages from a publisher are only sent once over the one or more network connections, and the one or more messages are broadcast locally without explicit involvement of a publisher and a subscriber to each subscriber of the multiple subscribers on the single host, wherein routing utilizes one or more links and one or more lanes, wherein at least one of the links is a synced link which enables the subscriber to receive the one or more messages from the publisher that existed prior to generation of the link.

US Pat. No. 10,367,832

REACTIVE VIRTUAL SECURITY APPLIANCES

Rapid7, Inc., Boston, MA...

1. A method for monitoring network activity, the method comprising:deploying at least a first virtual security appliance simulating a service to a location on a network corresponding to a physical location;
receiving data regarding an attack on the first virtual security appliance, wherein the attack targets the simulated service;
deploying at least one subsequent virtual security appliance simulating the targeted service to the location on the network corresponding to the physical location in response to the attack; and
alerting a user of the targeted service in the physical location about the attack on the first virtual security appliance targeting the service, wherein the user is alerted about the attack based on the user being in the physical location of the attack and based on the user using the targeted service.

US Pat. No. 10,367,808

CONTEXTUAL AND TIME SENSITIVE OUT OF BAND TRANSACTIONAL SIGNING

WELLS FARGO BANK, N.A., ...

1. A system, comprising:a processor that executes the following computer executable components stored in a memory:
a machine learning and reasoning component that employs automated learning and reasoning procedures in connection with determining a level of actions to complete an authentication;
a security manager component that transmits the determined level of actions in response to an indication of a transaction attempt, wherein the indication is received over a first communications channel and at least one of the actions of the level of actions are transmitted over a second communications channel different from the first communications channel, wherein the different communication channels are channels between a same communication pair; and
an authorization manager component that analyzes a reply to the determined level of actions and selectively allows the transaction based on the analysis, wherein the analysis makes use of the machine learning and reasoning component in connection with determining whether a user device may be authenticated for the transaction attempt.

US Pat. No. 10,367,785

SOFTWARE DEFINED TRAFFIC MODIFICATION SYSTEM

PERFECTA FEDERAL LLC, Sp...

1. A method comprising:routing data from a browser through a first system, the first system comprising a kernel module; executing, at the first system, a mangling application when the kernel module is in kernel mode;
capturing a packet that matches a triggering filter set by the mangling application;
applying a list of rules of the mangling application to the packet, the list of rules being mapped to the triggering filter, the list of rules comprising modifying a first system pOf signature to a second system pOf signature;
and analyzing the packet transmitted through the system for packet information, wherein the first system pOf signature is different from the second pOf signature;
and modifying the first system pOf signature comprises modifying a plurality of fields of the packet by applying operations so a finger printing tool recognizes a second system, the operations comprising: modifying a first filed of the plurality of fields to match a kernel field of the second system;
modifying a second field of the plurality of fields to match a port field of the second system;
modifying a third field of the plurality of fields to replace a time to live value;
and modifying a fourth field of the plurality of fields to a user-agent field associated by the finger printing tool to the second system.

US Pat. No. 10,367,784

DETECTION OF COMPROMISED CREDENTIALS AS A NETWORK SERVICE

Palo Alto Networks, Inc.,...

1. A system, comprising:a processor configured to:
monitor a plurality of sessions at a firewall;
log a plurality of failed or timed out attempts to authenticate at the firewall in a log;
analyze the log for a pattern of the failed or timed out attempts to authenticate at the firewall to identify potentially compromised credentials for authentication;
determine that a set of credentials for authentication have been compromised based on the analysis of the log, wherein the log includes a first threshold number of successful authentication events for a first authentication factor followed by a second threshold number of timed-out authentication events for a second authentication factor, wherein the first authentication factor is distinct from the second authentication factor, and wherein the second threshold number of timed-out authentication events for the second authentication factor correspond to timed-out authentication attempts based on an authentication timeout setting associated with the second authentication factor; and
perform a responsive action based on determining that the set of credentials for authentication have been compromised based on the analysis of the log that determines that a number of monitored authentication success events for the first authentication factor exceeds the first threshold number of successful authentication events for the first authentication factor and that a number of monitored authentication failure events for the second authentication factor exceeds the second threshold number of timed-out authentication events for the second authentication factor; and
a memory coupled to the processor and configured to provide the processor with instructions.

US Pat. No. 10,367,731

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR ROUTING VOICE CALLS OVER VOICE OVER INTERNET PROTOCOL NETWORKS

Unified Office, Inc., Na...

1. A system for connecting Voice over Internet Protocol (IP) calls, the system comprising:one or more premise-based telephones;
a local premise-based IP private branch exchange (PBX) exchange coupled to said one or more premise-based telephones;
a plurality of cloud-based session border controller switches in communication with the local premise-based IP PBX exchange; and
a plurality of cloud-based Internet service provider server, wherein each respective one of the plurality of cloud-based Internet service provider servers is associated with a corresponding one of the plurality of cloud-based session border controller switches and is configured to couple calls to public switched telephone networks; and
a highest-quality routing protocol, activated or executed at the local premise-based IP PBX exchange,
wherein the highest-quality routing protocol:
detects a voice channel quality for each respective one of a plurality of voice channels between the local premise-based IP PBX exchange and the plurality of cloud-based Internet service provider servers, and
routes a voice call to a particular one of the cloud-based Internet service provider servers via whichever one of the voice channels has a highest detected voice channel quality,
wherein the local IP PBX exchange has a packet string generator for periodically generating packet strings and transmitting the packet strings to echo modules in the Internet service provider servers, wherein each of the Internet service provider servers has one of the echo modules and each of the each respective one of the echo modules is configured to echo any transmitted packets back to the local IP PBX exchange, and
wherein the local IP PBX exchange has one or more detectors for detecting a number of lost packets and packet delay associated with each of the servers based on one or more of the transmitted and echoed packet strings and for generating a score reflective of said lost packets and packet delays.