US Pat. No. 10,366,167

METHOD FOR INTERPRETATION OF CHARTS USING STATISTICAL TECHNIQUES AND MACHINE LEARNING AND CREATING AUTOMATED SUMMARIES IN NATURAL LANGUAGE

Marlabs Innovations Priva...

1. A method of generating a contextual summary of one or more charts, the method comprising:extracting, by a summary generating system (107), chart data (209) associated with each of the one or more charts received from one or more sources (103);
determining, by the summary generating system (107), context of the chart data (209) based on one or more attributes of the chart data (209) and one or more characteristics corresponding to each of the one or more attributes;
computing, by the summary generating system (107), statistical data (215) of each of the one or more charts by analysing the chart data (209) based on one or more predefined rules corresponding to the context of the chart data (209);
generating, by the summary generating system (107), insights of each of the one or more charts by mapping the statistical data (215) with one or more predefined narratives corresponding to the context of the chart data (209); wherein the one or more predefined narratives provide a description of the statistical data (215); and
generating, by the summary generating system (107), the contextual summary of the one or more charts in a predefined template format corresponding to the context of the chart data (209) using the generated insights of each of the one or more charts.

US Pat. No. 10,366,156

DYNAMICALLY TRANSFERRING DATA FROM A SPREADSHEET TO A REMOTE APPLCATION

APTTEX CORPORATION, San ...

1. A computer-implemented method, comprising:in a computing device communicably connected to a remote application through a network:
scanning a spreadsheet in order to identify potential record cells;
selectively converting each identified potential record cell into an actual record cell in said spreadsheet for said remote application;
identifying record attributes associated with each said actual record cell, wherein the selective conversion of each identified potential record cell into the actual record cell comprises retrieval of data in plurality of cells in the spreadsheet based on a save map component associated with the spreadsheet and based on at least one user input corresponding to a selection from a list of predefined records associated with a plurality of predefined tables included in the remote application, and wherein the remote application is associated with a database for exchange of data;
executing a record construction component associated with the spreadsheet, wherein the record construction component assembles a record for the remote application based on the record attributes of each said actual record cell; and
transmitting the assembled record to the remote application.

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. 10,366,135

ZERO FOOTPRINT APPLICATION VIRTUALIZATION

CERNER INNOVATION, INC., ...

1. One or more non-transitory computer storage media (the “media”) storing computer-useable instructions that, when executed by one or more computing devices, cause the one or more computing devices to perform a method for establishing bi-directional communication for an application virtualization platform, the method comprising:determining, based on capabilities of a browser, one or more supported communication protocols of the browser;
determining that a first communication protocol from the one or more supported communication protocols of the browser is a supported communication protocol of a server;
establishing a communication link between the browser and the server according to the first communication protocol;
streaming a representation of an application to the browser, the representation of the application comprising a plurality of encoded tiles encoded according to the supported communication protocol, wherein the representation is streamed in a format corresponding to the first communication protocol that allows the representation to be rendered without requiring installation of software or codecs by the browser;
receiving a human input device (HID) event associated with the representation via the browser; and
interactively updating the representation in response to receiving the HID event.

US Pat. No. 10,366,122

METHODS CIRCUITS DEVICES SYSTEMS AND FUNCTIONALLY ASSOCIATED MACHINE EXECUTABLE CODE FOR GENERATING A SEARCHABLE REAL-SCENE DATABASE

ANTS TECHNOLOGY (HK) LIMI...

1. A system for generating a searchable real-scene database including records indicating entities and physical events occurring within the real-scene, said system comprising:a camera feed interface to receive a camera feed from each of one or more cameras observing the real-scene;
an image processing circuitry including:
(1) a static scene analysis unit to:
a. extract features of entities appearing in a camera feed;
b. recognize entity types of entities appearing in the one or more camera feeds;
c. assign an entity designator to a specific entity appearing in the camera feeds;
d. generate an entity designator record for a uniquely identifiable entity;
e. generate an attribute record for a uniquely identifiable entity;
(2) a scene dynamics analysis unit to:
a. detect entity movements;
b. detect entity speech;
c. characterize entity actions based on detected entity movement or entity speech; and
d. generate a record indicting an action taken by an entity;
a scene data query engine to search and retrieve records from said digital data storage in accordance with a user query received through a public user interface;
a real-time scene query interface to receive a user scene query to be resolved using real-time camera feeds; and
a real-time scene query controller to in invoke and control one or more scene camera(s) while assessing at least one output from said scene analysis units in accordance with a user scene query,
wherein said controller includes camera control logic to perform a scan of the real-scene with the one or more camera(s) in order to resolve the user scene query and
wherein said camera control logic is adapted to use scene related data records stored in said digital data storage in order to focus the scan of the real-scene when attempting to resolve the user scene query.

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. 10,366,108

DISTRIBUTIONAL ALIGNMENT OF SETS

SRI International, Menlo...

1. A method for semantically aligning data sets, the method comprising, by a computing system comprising one or more computing devices:receiving, by an unsupervised machine learning-based process, first and second data sets;
using the unsupervised machine learning-based process to sort at least the first data set into cluster pairs;
wherein a cluster pair comprises a term cluster and a document cluster;
wherein a term cluster comprises a set of terms found by the unsupervised machine learning-based process in the first data set;
wherein a document cluster comprises a set of documents found by the unsupervised machine learning-based process in the first data set;
generating a probability distribution for a cluster pair;
wherein the probability distribution indicates similarities between terms in the term cluster and documents in the document cluster;
applying a specificity weight to the probability distribution to produce a specificity-weighted probability distribution;
wherein the specificity weight indicates, for the cluster pair, whether a frequency of occurrence of the term cluster in the document cluster of the cluster pair is greater than an average frequency of occurrence of the term cluster in all document clusters;
causing the one or more computing devices to use the specificity-weighted probability distribution to assign tags to items of the first data set;
wherein the tags indicate items of the second data set that are semantically similar to the items of the first data set.

US Pat. No. 10,366,080

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR USING COMMUNITY DEFINED FACETS OR FACET VALUES IN COMPUTER NETWORKS

Skyword Inc., Boston, MA...

1. A database search method comprising the computer implemented steps of:providing access to a database having a plurality of records in respective categories of information, each record having one or more facets to the respective category of information;
receiving user input of a first search term by selection of a data element displayed on a graphical user interface, the search term formed of a first parameter indicative of at least one category of information of the database;
searching the database for records of the at least one category of information;
in response to the user input of the first search term, simultaneously displaying both in a same screen view of the graphical user interface:
(a) a set of search results, including records from the database of the at least one category of information, and
(b) a listing of any one or combination of facets and facet values of the records in the set of search results, the listing serving as suggested additional parameters for further refining the first search term upon user selection of the any one or combination of facets and facet values displayed on the graphical user interface;
and
in response to user selection of any one or combination of facets and facet values from the listing displayed on the graphical user interface, refining the first search term based on the user selection of the any one or combination of facets and facet values from the listing, resulting in (i) a refined search term formed of the first parameter plus the user-selected any one or combination of facets and facet values, and (ii) a search of the database using the refined search term, wherein at least one of the any one or combination of facets and facet values is defined by a community of users and corresponds to content generated by the community of users.

US Pat. No. 10,366,072

DE-DUPLICATION DATA BANK

CATALOGIC SOFTWARE, INC.,...

1. A method for minimizing network usage during data transfer over a network between a source node and a destination node, the method comprising:pregenerating a plurality of data chunks at the destination node, the plurality of data chunks comprising a first data chunk;
storing the plurality of data chunks in a computer readable medium at the destination node;
generating a plurality of hash values of the first data chunk based on different traversal orders of the first data chunk at the destination node;
storing the plurality of hash values and specifications of the traversal orders in a data store at the destination node; and
reconstituting, at the destination node, a second data chunk identical to a source data chunk without receiving the source data chunk from the source node, thereby minimizing network usage, wherein reconstituting comprises:
receiving a source hash value from the source node, the source hash value being a hash of the source data chunk;
determining that the source hash value is present among the plurality of hash values in the data store at the destination node, wherein determining comprises comparing the source hash value to the plurality of hash values at the destination node to determine when one of the plurality of hash values matches the source hash value;
creating the second data chunk based on the source hash value and the specifications of traversal order in the data store.

US Pat. No. 10,366,063

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DETECTING AND USING LOCATIONS OF ELECTRONIC DEVICES OF USERS IN A SPECIFIC SPACE TO ANALYZE SOCIAL RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN THE USERS

LINE CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A non-transitory computer-readable medium storing program code including instructions that, when executed by one or more processors, cause the one or processors to perform operations including:storing and managing social network data in a social network database;
receiving location information from a plurality of electronic devices associated with the social network data;
specifying users of electronic devices present in a specific space at a specific time among the plurality of electronic devices;
filtering relation information between the specified users in the social network database; and
calculating at least one analysis index for the specific space and the specific time based on the filtered relation information,
the calculating including determining a plurality of analysis indices by determining, for each user among the specified users, a total number of relations between the user and the other specified users for the specific space and the specific time.

US Pat. No. 10,366,047

DISJOINT ARRAY COMPUTER

INTERNATIONAL MICROSYSTEM...

1. A disjoint array computer (DAC), comprising:a DAC master computer including a plurality of disjoint master computer communication channels, wherein the plurality of disjoint master computer communication channels are communicatively connected to a plurality of disjoint node computers, wherein the DAC master computer has direct access to each disjoint node computer of the plurality of disjoint node computers via a disjoint master computer communication channel;
wherein the disjoint master computer communication channel provides for both messaging that includes initialization of each disjoint node computer by the DAC master computer and a data channel,
wherein each data channel provides the DAC master computer access to mass storage, and
wherein the mass storage is accessible either by the DAC master computer or alternatively by each disjoint node computer via commands sent by the DAC master computer over the disjoint master computer communication channel but is inaccessible and physically isolated from other disjoint node computers of the plurality of disjoint node computers.

US Pat. No. 10,366,019

MULTIPROCESSOR SYSTEM HAVING EFFICIENT AND SHARED ATOMIC METERING RESOURCE

Netronome Systems, Inc., ...

1. An integrated circuit comprising a plurality of identical multiprocessor systems, wherein each multiprocessor system comprises:a first processor;
a second processor;
an interface means that is coupled to the first processor via a first bus, and that is coupled to the second processor via a second bus, wherein neither the first bus nor the second bus is a posted transaction bus, wherein the interface means includes a first register that is readable by the first processor via the first bus and a second register by the second processor via the second bus, wherein the interface means is for receiving information from one of the first and second buses in a write operation and for using that information to generate an atomic request, wherein the atomic request has a command portion, an address portion, and a data value portion; and
an atomic engine means for performing an atomic meter operation, wherein the atomic engine means receives the atomic request from the interface means, wherein the atomic engine means comprises:
a memory that stores pairs of credit values; and
a pipeline that uses the address portion of the atomic request to read a first credit value and a second credit value from the memory and then uses the first and second credit values along with the data value portion as input values to perform the atomic meter operation, wherein the pipeline outputs a result color value as a result of the atomic meter operation such that the result color value is then stored into one of the first and second registers in the interface means.

US Pat. No. 10,365,997

OPTIMIZING DRAM MEMORY BASED ON READ-TO-WRITE RATIO OF MEMORY ACCESS LATENCY

Hybris AG, Zug (CH)

1. A computer-implemented method for controlling operations performed on a memory bank of a plurality of memory banks, the method being executed by one or more processors, and comprising:receiving, by the one or more processors, a memory access latency value comprising a time to perform an operation with respect to the memory bank of the plurality of memory banks;
receiving, by the one or more processors, a set of operation percentages comprising an operation percentage pi for each of a plurality of operations performed on the memory bank;
determining, by the one or more processors, a probability associated with the memory access latency value using a mixture of l Weibull distributions provided as:

where i=1, . . . , l, ?i is a shape parameter for a respective Weibull distribution i, and ?i is a scale parameter for the respective Weibull distribution i;
comparing, by the one or more processors, the probability to a threshold probability to provide a comparison; and
selectively executing, by the one or more processors, at least one action with respect to the memory bank based on the comparison.

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. 10,365,940

FEEDBACK SYSTEM FOR OPTIMIZING THE ALLOCATION OF RESOURCES IN A DATA CENTER

Cloubrain, Inc., Fremont...

1. A computer implemented method for optimizing a virtual machine topology of a data center, the method comprising:determining the virtual machine topology of the data center that indicates, for each of a plurality of virtual machines in the data center, a physical machine in the data center on which the virtual machine executes, the data center comprising a plurality of physical machines;
collecting utilization data associated with the plurality of virtual machines and captured at a first time interval, the utilization data indicating utilization levels of different physical machines in the data center by the plurality of virtual machines;
for each of the plurality of virtual machines, predicting a future utilization level of the physical machine on which the virtual machine executes at a second time interval subsequent to the first time interval based on the utilization data and past utilization data captured at time intervals prior to the first time interval;
generating one or more optimizations to the virtual machine topology of the data center based on the predicted future utilization levels for the plurality of physical machines, the optimizations specifying a re-assignment of at least one of the plurality virtual machines from a first physical machine in the data center to a second physical machine in the data center; and
transmitting one or more commands to the data center for reconfiguring the virtual machine topology according to the one or more optimizations prior to the second time interval.

US Pat. No. 10,365,727

HUMAN-TO-MOBILE INTERFACES

Keypoint Technologies (UK...

1. A method for determining data strings to display on a personal computing device comprising a user interface capable of receiving inputs that are to be recognized through data input means which are receptive to keyed, tapped or a stylus input, said device being adapted to facilitate a reduction in the number of physical keying actions, tapping actions or gestures required to create a data string to less than the number of characters within said data string, comprising the steps of:a) storing a plurality of data strings with associated priority indicators in one or more data dictionaries, wherein each of the priority indicators is a measure of a plurality of derivatives associated with a respective one of the plurality of data strings, wherein the plurality of derivatives comprises grammar orients, cognitive coherence, and context ratios, and wherein the grammar orients, the cognitive coherence, and the context ratios are inter-related with each other such that respective weights of the grammar orients, the cognitive coherence, and the context ratios influence each other;
b) recognizing, via the user interface, initially entered words and a first input associated with a first event following the initially entered words;
c) determining sets of appropriations from among the plurality of data strings, wherein the sets of appropriations comprises:
a first set comprising a plurality of predicted completions of the first input; and
a second set comprising a plurality of projected words to follow a predicted completion from the first set, and
wherein determining the sets of appropriations comprises:
applying a plurality of permutations of the derivatives to a combination of the initially entered words and the first input, wherein the respective weights of the grammar orients, the cognitive coherence, and the context ratios influence each other during application of the plurality of permutations of the derivatives;
in response to the applying, determining that at least one of the plurality of permutations of the derivatives has collapsed; and
determining the sets of appropriations from remaining permutations of the plurality of permutations that did not collapse during application of the plurality of permutations;
d) in response to determining the plurality of sets of appropriations, ordering at least some of the appropriations for display in a list by measuring lengths of the sets of appropriations;
e) displaying the list to enable the user to select the required one of the appropriations;
f) if a required one of the sets of the appropriations is included in the list, selecting the required one of the sets of the appropriations;
g) if the required one of the sets of the appropriations is not included in the list, entering a second event and repeating steps b to e; and
h) updating a priority indicator that is associated with the selected required appropriation if the required appropriation is selected.

US Pat. No. 10,365,724

KEYBOARD DEVICE AND MOUSE CORD HOLDER THEREOF

HADES-GAMING CORPORATION,...

1. A mouse cord holder for a mouse cord (101), the mouse cord holder (10) comprising:a base (1) having a bottom surface (11);
a cord guiding frame (2), the cord guiding frame (2) being connected to the base (1) and being arranged at an acute angle (?) with respect to the bottom surface (11); and
a magnetic assembly (3) including a first magnetic element (31) and a second magnetic element (32), the first magnetic element (31) being fixed at one end of the cord guiding frame (2) away from the base (1), the second magnetic element (32) receiving and fixing the mouse cord (101), the first magnetic element (31) and the second magnetic element (32) being magnetically attached to each other or separated from each other.

US Pat. No. 10,365,692

DISPLAY APPARATUS

Wuhan China Star Optoelec...

1. A display apparatus, comprising:a housing assembly comprising two housings and two middle frames, wherein first terminals of the middle frames are pin jointed to first terminals of the housings;
a connection frame plate comprising a pivot connector, second terminals of the two housings are pin jointed to the pivot connector;
a linkage comprising a first linkage, a second linkage, a first linkage connector, and a plurality of second linkage connectors, a first terminal of the first linkage pin jointed to the second linkage connector, a second terminal of the first linkage eccentrically pin jointed to the pivot connector, the second linkage respectively pin jointed to the first linkage connector and the plurality of second linkage connectors, the first linkage connector and the plurality of second linkage connectors respectively pin jointed to at least one of the two middle frames;
a flexible display panel disposed on surfaces of the two middle frames;
wherein the second terminals of the two middle frames abut against the second terminals of the housings when the two housings rotationally folded with respect to the connection frame plate to make a distance between the second terminals of the two middle frames is greater than a distance between the first terminals of the two middle frames, and the bending perimeter of a folding region of the flexible display panel increased to release the stress;
the pivot connector comprising a pivot portion, a first pivot post disposed on a side of the pivot portion, the pivot portion used for pin jointing to the housing, the first pivot post used for pin jointing to the second terminal of the first linkage; and
the two housings respectively comprising a bottom wall and a side wall connected to the bottom wall, the two middle frames opposite disposed to the bottom walls of the two housings, respectively, when the two housings bent, the distance between the second terminals of the two middle frames and the bottom wall is reduced.

US Pat. No. 10,365,689

TRANSPARENT COVER FOR ELECTRONIC DEVICE

ELK CORPORATION, (KR) SA...

1. A transparent cover for an electronic device which covers a capacitive touch screen in the electronic device having the capacitive touch screen, wherein the capacitive touch screen comprises signal lines with each signal line being spaced apart from an adjacent signal line, in a first direction, by a pitch interval, the transparent cover comprising:a transparent substrate; and
a window decoration made of a metal material and formed on one surface of a portion of the transparent substrate,
wherein the window decoration consists of a plurality of metal thin-film figures electrically isolated from each other, such that an entirety of the window decoration has the appearance of metal texture,
wherein the portion of the transparent substrate on which the window decoration is formed comprises contoured surfaces configured to scatter light, prevent mirror reflection, and promote hazy gaps between the metallic thin-film figures such that the metal texture appears gapless,
wherein each one of the plurality of metal thin-film figures has a width, in the first direction, that is smaller than the pitch interval, and
wherein the metal thin-film figures of the plurality of metal thin-film figures are spaced apart from each other such that, when the transparent cover covers the capacitive touch screen, each one of the metal thin-film figures overlaps, in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction, a corresponding one of the signal lines.

US Pat. No. 10,365,669

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR FLUID REGULATION

THE OILGEAR COMPANY, Tra...

1. A regulator comprising:a reducing valve operable between a closed position and an open position, the reducing valve comprising:
a first opening inlet configured to receive fluid to bias the reducing valve towards the open position;
a first closing inlet configured to receive fluid to bias the reducing valve towards the closed position; and
a first spring configured to transmit a first spring force to the reducing valve to bias the reducing valve towards the closed position;
an accumulator configured to store fluid at a first pressure;
an accumulator line configured to receive fluid from the accumulator and to provide the fluid to the first opening inlet at the first pressure;
a regulated line fluidly connected to the first closing inlet at a second pressure; and
a relief valve operable between a closed position and an open position, the relief valve comprising:
a second opening inlet configured to receive fluid to bias the relief valve towards the open position;
a second closing inlet configured to receive fluid to bias the relief valve towards the closed position; and
a second spring configured to transmit a second spring force to the relief valve to bias the relief valve towards the closed position;
wherein the reducing valve transitions from the closed position to the open position when a first force created by the first pressure on the reducing valve is greater than a sum of the first spring force and a second force created by the second pressure on the reducing valve.

US Pat. No. 10,365,667

FLOW-PATH CONTROLLERS AND RELATED SYSTEMS

CoolIT Systems, Inc., Ca...

1. A liquid-based heat transfer system, comprising:a fluid coupler having a first member and a second member matingly engageable and disengageable with each other, wherein the fluid coupler is configured to convey fluid when the first and second members are matingly engaged with each other and to prevent fluid conveyance when the first and second members are disengaged from each other;
a retainer configured to mechanically retain a mating engagement between the first member of the fluid coupler and the second member of the fluid coupler;
a communication circuit configured to receive an indication of a detected presence or absence of a working fluid externally of the liquid-based heat-transfer system;
a processor and a memory comprising instructions that, when executed by the processor, cause the system to activate an electro-mechanical actuator mechanically coupled to the retainer to release the retainer to decouple the mechanically matingly engaged members of the fluid coupler, responsive to receiving the indication of a detected presence of the working fluid.

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. 10,365,636

CLIENT INITIATED VENDOR VERIFIED TOOL SETTING

Inovatech Engineering Cor...

1. A system comprising:an original equipment manufacturer's (OEM's) machine tool comprising a first microprocessor, a user interface, a first memory storing first executable instructions for execution by the first microprocessor and a first network interface for interfacing the machine tool to a communications network, wherein the first executable instructions configure the machine tool to:
receive via the user interface first inputs from a user of the machine tool;
establish in dependence upon the first inputs control settings relating to a predetermined process executable by the machine tool; and
transmit the control settings to a remote server associated with the OEM, the remote server also connected to the communications network; and
the remote server comprising a second microprocessor, a second memory storing second executable instructions for execution by the second microprocessor and a second network interface for interfacing the remote server to the communications network, the second executable instructions configuring the remote server to:
receive the control settings for the predetermined process from the machine tool;
provide the control settings to the OEM;
receive an indication of a verification established by the OEM, the verification relating to the control settings for the predetermined process; and
transmit the verified control settings to a remote storage accessible to the remote server and other users of other machine tools provided by the OEM who are subscribers to a subscription service, wherein at least one of the other machine tools is operated according to the verified control settings.

US Pat. No. 10,365,628

POSITIONING CONTROL DEVICE OF ACTUATOR PROVIDED WITH STRAIN WAVE GEARING USING H-? CONTROL

Harmonic Drive Systems In...

1. A positioning control device of an actuator provided with a strain wave gearing, in which the actuator provided with a configuration in which rotation of a motor is reduced by the strain wave gearing and transmitted to a load shaft, is driven and controlled, and positioning control for the load shaft is performed, the positioning control device of the actuator provided with the strain wave gearing comprising:a full-closed control system for feeding back a position of the load shaft and driving and controlling the motor so that the load shaft is positioned at a target position;
wherein the full-closed control system has an H? compensator designed so that, when a generalized plant that has, as a disturbance input, angular transmission error generated synchronously with relative rotation of constituent components of the strain wave gearing is assumed to be the actuator to be controlled, an H? norm of a transfer function from the disturbance input of the generalized plant to an evaluation output becomes a predetermined value or less; and
the H? compensator controls a drive current flowing to the motor;
wherein the full-closed control system feeds back a velocity of the motor to the H? compensator in addition to a position of the load shaft; and
wherein a relationship from disturbance inputs w1 to w3 to an evaluation output z is shown by

where, in the generalized plant, w1, w2, and w3 are, respectively, a disturbance input on a load side, a disturbance input on an input side, and a disturbance input representing angular transmission error; W1(s), W2(s), W3(s) are frequency weighting transfer fucntions of the disturbance inputs; z is an evaluation output; S(s) is a sensitivity coefficient; Gc(s) is a closed-loop characteristic; and GI(s) is a characteristic from angular transmission error to a position of the load shaft; and
the H? compensator is designed so that the sensitivity coefficient S(s), the closed-loop characteristic Gc(s), and the characteristic GI(s) from the angular transmission error to the position of the load shaft satisfy, for all frequency bandwidths,
S(s) Gc(s) GI(s) where ? is a predetermined value set in advance.

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. 10,365,608

TIMEPIECE WHEEL SET

ETA SA Manufacture Horlog...

1. A timepiece wheel set in plural parts, the wheel set comprising:a first component including an arbor which includes, about a first pivot axis, a housing arranged for reception of a second component including a plate in a single axial position, the plate including a peripheral surface with respect to a second pivot axis, the arbor comprising, on either side of the at least one housing, in a direction of the first pivot axis, an axial abutment surface arranged to maintain the plate in abutment on the arbor,
wherein the plate comprises at least a first arm, resilient radially with respect to the second pivot axis, and at least a second arm that is stiff or resilient radially with respect to the second pivot axis, the first resilient arm and second arm together forming a clamp arranged to clamp a radial bearing surface in the arbor in proximity to the axial abutment surface,
wherein the arbor further comprises an entry ramp arranged to push back radially each first resilient arm and, when included in the plate, each second resilient arm, to allow the plate to be placed on the arbor,
wherein each first arm or second arm includes one curved surface, formed by a substantially cylindrical sector, of hollow elliptical section, whose sector axis is off-center with respect to the second pivot axis, the sector axis is farther from the substantially cylindrical hollow section than the second pivot axis, by an offset value between 0.1 and 0.2 times the radius of the substantially cylindrical hollow sector,
wherein the radial bearing surface and the entry ramp of the arbor define together a flange arranged to immobilize the plate on the arbor when the plate is in abutment on the axial abutment surface of the arbor,
wherein the radial bearing surface having a clearance angle with respect to the flange, and wherein the plate bears on the arbor at four points, in symmetrical pairs with respect to the first pivot axis,
wherein the arbor further comprises, for reception of the plate, a radial bearing surface with a clearance angle under a flange, by an angle between 2° and 8°, and
wherein the plate further comprises a lower surface which forms an axial abutment surface and is in abutment on a radial surface of the arbor orthogonal to the axis of the arbor, on an annular surface delimited by an inner circle and an outer circle, the plate being, in an assembled position on the arbor, in contact with the arbor on a surface substantially reduced to a circle, on the radial bearing surface, projection of the circle, parallel to the axis of the arbor, on the radial bearing surface, being located between the inner circle and the outer circle, and coinciding with the inner circle.

US Pat. No. 10,365,566

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PRINTING ARRAYS OF FEATURES

Eulitha A.G., Kirchdof (...

1. A method for printing a desired one-dimensional periodic pattern into a photosensitive layer, the method comprising:a) providing a mask formed with a periodic mask pattern of linear features having a period that is twice a period of the desired one-dimensional periodic pattern;
b) providing a substrate bearing the photosensitive layer;
c) placing the substrate parallel to the mask and in proximity to the mask;
d) providing at least one illumination beam of collimated monochromatic light and illuminating the mask pattern to generate a transmitted light-field described by a Talbot distance;
e) exposing the photosensitive layer to a time-integrated intensity distribution of a first sub-exposure and a time-integrated intensity distribution of a second sub-exposure, wherein the first and second time-integrated intensity distributions are substantially equal and are formed by illuminating the mask pattern with the at least one beam while changing a separation between the substrate and the mask by a distance that is at least one quarter of the Talbot distance but less than the Talbot distance;
f) configuring the at least one beam or lateral positions of the substrate relative to the mask for the first and second sub-exposures so that the exposures of the photosensitive layer by the time-integrated intensity distributions of the first and second sub-exposures are mutually laterally offset by a distance of half of the period of the mask pattern, or by an equivalent distance, in a direction orthogonal to the linear features;
wherein the period of the mask pattern is greater than twice a wavelength of the at least one illumination beam.

US Pat. No. 10,365,544

PANORAMIC CAMERA SUPPORT

Really Right Stuff, LLC, ...

1. An imaging device assembly comprising:(a) a first rotatable assembly supportable by a support that rotates in a generally horizontal plane and a horizontal locking member suitable to selectively impede said rotation of said first rotatable assembly;
(b) a second rotatable assembly that rotates in a generally vertical plane;
(c) an interconnection structure that interconnects said first rotatable assembly to said second rotatable assembly such that said second rotatable assembly is rotatable around said first rotatable assembly at an elevation higher than said first rotatable assembly and offset laterally from said first rotatable assembly;
(d) said first rotatable assembly including a panning structure that rotates said support in said generally horizontal plane and a leveling base that is rotatable in a non-coplanar manner relative to said panning structure.

US Pat. No. 10,365,508

TOUCH CONTROL DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING HIGH RESISTANCE LAYER

WGTECH (JIANGXI) CO., LTD...

1. A method of manufacturing a touch display device, comprising:providing a thin film transistor substrate, forming a touch sensing layer on a surface of the thin film transistor substrate;
providing a color filter substrate, performing a cleaning treatment, a drying treatment, and an electrostatic dissipation treatment to the color filter substrate in sequence; wherein an operation of the cleaning treatment comprises performing a pure water cleaning, a lye cleaning, a two-fluid spray cleaning, a ultra-pure water spray cleaning, and a high pressure spray cleaning in sequence; the drying treatment comprises performing a cold air drying and a hot air drying in sequence, forming a resistivity layer on one surface of the color filter substrate, wherein a material of the resistivity layer is a mixture of graphite oxide and tin oxide;
combining the thin film transistor substrate and the color filter substrate, forming a liquid crystal layer between the thin film transistor substrate and the color filter substrate, wherein the resistivity layer is located on a surface of the color filter substrate away from the thin film transistor substrate, the touch sensing layer is sandwiched between the thin film transistor substrate and the liquid crystal layer; and
electrically coupling the touch sensing layer and the resistivity layer, thereby obtaining the touch display device having the resistivity layer.

US Pat. No. 10,365,502

PRESCRIPTION LENSES FOR SMART EYEWEAR

Patrick C Ho, Hilton, NY...

1. An eyeglass device configured for use with smart eyewear, the smart eyewear having near-to-eye displays, the device comprising:a support member;
a first lens supported by the support member, the first lens comprising a first focal point region, wherein the first focal point region comprises a first prism which is a first power region and which is configured to displace a first center line of sight between a first eye of the wearer and the first prism of a first eye's gaze of the wearer through the first lens to an optical path parallel to the first center line of sight and collinear to a center line of a first near-to-eye displayed image when the first lens is positioned between the first eye and the displayed image, wherein a power of the first power region is adjusted to a first focal distance to focus the first near-to-eye displayed image, the first lens further comprising a second power region, wherein a power of the second power region is adjusted to a second focal distance to focus an image outside and beyond the first near-to-eye displayed image; and
a second lens supported by the support member, the second lens comprising a second focal point region, wherein the second focal point region comprises a second prism which is a third power region and which is configured to displace a second center line of sight between a second eye of the wearer and the second prism of a second eye's gaze of the wearer through the second lens to an optical path parallel to the second center line of sight and collinear to a center line of a second near-to-eye displayed image when the second lens is positioned between the second eye and the displayed image, wherein a power of the third power region is adjusted to a third focal distance to focus the second near-to-eye displayed image, the second lens further comprising a fourth power region, wherein a power of the fourth power region is adjusted to a fourth focal distance to focus an image outside and beyond the second near-to-eye displayed image.

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. 10,365,495

DISPLAY SYSTEM

Wave Optics Ltd., Milton...

1. A display system for use in an augmented reality display, the system comprising:a waveguide comprising a plurality of faces;
a plurality of first input projectors arranged to project light into the waveguide through a first face;
a plurality of second input projectors arranged to project light into the waveguide through a second face wherein the first and second faces are substantially parallel in the waveguide;
at least one input grating configured to couple light from the plurality of first input projectors and the plurality of second input projectors into the waveguide; and
at least one output grating configured to couple light out of the waveguide towards a viewer,
wherein the plurality of first input projectors are arranged in a staggered relation to the plurality of second input projectors across a width of the waveguide, such that a first input projector is arranged adjacent to a second input projector in the direction of a width of the waveguide
to position respective fields of view of the first and second input projectors so that there is substantially no gap between them along the width of the waveguide.

US Pat. No. 10,365,492

SYSTEMS, DEVICES, AND METHODS FOR BEAM COMBINING IN WEARABLE HEADS-UP DISPLAYS

North Inc., Kitchener, O...

1. A wearable heads-up display (WHUD) comprising:a transparent combiner;
a support structure that in use is worn on the head of a user, and which positions the transparent combiner within a field of view of the user when the support structure is worn on the head of the user;
a laser projector carried by the support structure, the laser projector comprising:
a first laser diode operable to output laser light in a first waveband;
a second laser diode operable to output laser light in a second waveband, wherein the first waveband is different from the second waveband and the first waveband and second waveband do not overlap;
at least a third laser diode operable to output laser light in a third waveband, wherein the third waveband is different from the first waveband and the second waveband and the first waveband, second waveband, and third waveband do not overlap;
at least one controllable reflector operable to scan the laser light over the transparent combiner in a field of view of the eye of a user; and
a monolithic beam combiner comprising:
a solid volume of optically transparent material that includes a first planar input surface, a second planar input surface, and a first output surface, wherein the first planar input surface is oriented and positioned opposite the first output surface across a length of the monolithic beam combiner and the second input surface is positioned and oriented orthogonal to the first input surface, and wherein the first laser diode is positioned and oriented to direct laser light in the first waveband at the first planar input surface at an at least approximately 90° angle, the second laser diode is positioned and oriented to direct laser light in the second waveband at the second planar input surface at an at least approximately 90° angle, and the third laser diode is positioned and oriented to direct laser light in the third waveband at the second planar input surface at an approximately 90° angle;
a first planar dichroic reflector within the solid volume, the first planar dichroic reflector transmissive of light in the first waveband and reflective of light in the second waveband and oriented at an at least approximately 45° angle relative to the first planar input surface and the second planar input surface; and
at least a second planar dichroic reflector within the solid volume, the second planar dichroic reflector transmissive of light in the first waveband and light in the second waveband, reflective of light in the third waveband, and oriented parallel to the first planar dichroic reflector at an at least approximately 45° angle relative to the first planar input surface and the second planar input surface; wherein:
the first dichroic planar reflector is positioned to receive laser light in the first waveband from the first laser diode and transmit the laser light in the first waveband through the at least a second planar dichroic reflector towards the first output surface;
the first planar dichroic reflector is positioned to receive laser light in the second waveband from the second laser diode and reflect the laser light in the second waveband through the at least a second planar dichroic reflector towards the first output surface;
the second planar dichroic reflector is positioned to receive laser light in the third waveband from the third laser diode and reflect the laser light in the third waveband towards the first output surface; and
the first output surface is oriented to output an aggregate laser beam comprising laser light in the first waveband, the second waveband, and at least laser light in the third waveband.

US Pat. No. 10,365,478

ENDOSCOPE OPTICAL ADAPTER AND ENDOSCOPE

OLYMPUS CORPORATION, Tok...

1. An endoscope optical adapter comprising:an objective lens for observation;
a lens frame configured to hold the objective lens;
a cover member fixed to an outer circumference of the lens frame and extended to an inner side to surround the objective lens;
an attaching and detaching member provided with a screw mechanism, the attaching and detaching member being coupled to a proximal end side of the lens frame and detachably attachable to a distal end portion of an endoscope; and
a path for discharging a droplet adhering to a distal surface of the objective lens,
wherein the path includes a first groove,
the first groove being configured to allow the droplet adhered to the distal surface of the objective lens to move from a center of the objective lens toward an outer circumference of the objective lens,
an opening of the first groove, in a front view of the distal surface of the objective lens, being formed in an arc shape at least partially along a shape of the outer circumference of the objective lens in a length direction of the first groove,
a bottom of the first groove being formed at a position which is recessed with respect to a distal end face of the cover member and which is recessed with respect to the distal surface of the objective lens, and
the arc-shaped first grove comprises:
an inner surface configured by an outer circumferential surface of the objective lens;
an outer side surface configured by the cover member; and
the bottom configured by the lens frame.

US Pat. No. 10,365,463

REFLECTORS FOR SOLAR THERMAL SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PRODUCING SAME

THYSSENKRUPP STEEL EUROPE...

1. A reflector for a helio-thermal system, the reflector comprising:a metallic carrier plate comprising a sandwich plate including an upper metallic cover plate, a lower metallic cover plate, and at least one non-metallic intermediate layer disposed between the upper and lower metallic cover plates, wherein the upper metallic cover plate includes a smoothed surface having an arithmetic mean surface parameter (Ra) of less than 0.03 ?m, and wherein the upper metallic cover plate comprises steel;
a reflective coating disposed on the carrier plate, the reflective coating including at least one metallic reflective layer and at least one protective layer that is disposed on the at least one metallic reflective layer, wherein the at least one metallic reflective layer is disposed on the smoothed surface of the upper metallic cover plate.

US Pat. No. 10,365,462

DISTANCE MEASUREMENT SYSTEM AND MOBILE OBJECT SYSTEM

Panasonic Intellectual Pr...

1. A distance measurement system comprising:an imaging device including an imaging element in which a plurality of imaging pixels are arranged in matrix, and an optical system that forms an image of a predetermined region on an imaging surface of the imaging element; and
a distance measurer that determines a distance to a target object based on data of the image obtained from the imaging element,
wherein the optical system includes a free-form surface lens having a rotationally asymmetric shape that forms the image on the imaging surface such that a resolution of a first region in front of the predetermined region is higher than a resolution of a second region at a lateral side of the predetermined region, each of the resolutions being a ratio of the number of imaging pixels, among the imaging pixels, used to pick up an image included in per unit angle of view to a total number of the imaging pixels, and
wherein the rotationally asymmetric shape of the free-form surface lens is a shape that forms the image such that a resolution of a portion at a predetermined first distance away from a center of the first region in a vertical direction is different from a resolution of a portion at the predetermined first distance away from the center of the first region in a horizontal direction, the vertical direction being orthogonal to the horizontal direction, in the imaging element, in which the first region and the second region are aligned.

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. 10,365,432

OPTICAL DEVICE WITH REDUCED BACK REFLECTION

Axalume, Inc., San Diego...

1. An integrated circuit, comprising:an optical waveguide defined in a layer in the integrated circuit, wherein the optical waveguide is configured to convey an optical signal, and
wherein the optical waveguide has at least two arms proximate to optical coupling interfaces at ends of the two arms, and the two arms are configured to convey portions of the optical signal prior to the optical coupling interfaces, and wherein the optical coupling interfaces each has a reflectivity greater than a predefined value;
an optical splitter, coupled to the optical waveguide and the two arms, configured to split the optical signal into the portions of the optical signal; and
a phase-offset device in at least one of the two arms configured to provide a predefined phase offset between the portions of the optical signal prior to the optical coupling interfaces, wherein the predefined phase offset is selected or predefined to reduce back reflection of the portions of the optical signal from the optical coupling interfaces.

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. 10,365,421

LIGHTING DEVICE WITH LIGHT PIPE ENCLOSED WITHIN A BULB AND HAVING COLORED LINES

BUSTER AND PUNCH LIMITED,...

1. A light bulb, comprising:a light source;
a bulb; and
a light pipe mounted to the light source and enclosed within the bulb, the light pipe having a lengthwise axis;
wherein the light pipe is a transparent bar or tube having coloured lines extending along and within it,
wherein the coloured lines are at least partially embedded in the light pipe, and
wherein each of said coloured lines extends longitudinally substantially parallel to the lengthwise axis of the light pipe.

US Pat. No. 10,365,417

NEAR-INFRARED CUT FILTER AND IMAGING DEVICE

AGC Inc., Chiyoda-ku (JP...

1. A near-infrared cut filter, comprising:an absorption layer and
a reflection layer,
wherein the near-infrared cut filter satisfies following requirements (1) and (3):
(1) average transmittance (R) in the wavelength range of 620 to 750 nm is 20% or less and average transmittance (G) in the wavelength range of 495 to 570 nm is 90% or more in a spectral transmittance curve at an incident angle of 0°, and the ratio (R)/(G) of the average transmittance is 0.20 or less;
and
(3) the near-infrared cut filter has a wavelength ?IRT(80) at which transmittance becomes 80%, and a wavelength ?IRT(50) at which transmittance becomes 50% in the wavelength range of 550 to 750 nm in the spectral transmittance curve at an incident angle of 0° normalized by maximum transmittance in the wavelength range of 450 to 650 nm, and the wavelengths ?IRT(80), and ?IRT(50) satisfy following formulae (a) and (b), respectively:
0??IRT(80)??T(80)?30 nm  (a),
0??IRT(50)??T(50)?35 nm  (b),where ?T(80) and ?T(50) and are wavelengths on a long wavelength side where relative visibility of 0.8 and 0.5 and is exhibited in a relative visibility curve, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,365,387

METHOD FOR SECONDARY EXPLORATION OF OLD OIL AREA IN FAULT SUBSIDENCE BASIN

DAGANG OIL FIELD OF CNPC,...

1. A method for overall exploration of a mature exploration area of oil-rich sags executed by a processor, comprising:building an area-wide seismic sequence framework for a study area based on uniform 3D seismic data of the study area;
determining spatial distribution characteristics of sedimentary reservoirs in the study area by sequence based on the area-wide seismic sequence framework;
grading source rocks in the study area by sequence based on the area-wide seismic sequence framework;
counting the spatial distribution characteristics of caprocks in the study area;
determining a transporting system for the study area based on a unified 3D seismic data of the study area;
classifying potential trap areas in the study area based on the spatial distribution characteristics of the sedimentary reservoirs and the spatial distribution characteristics of the caprocks; and deploying the overall exploration of the study area based on the classification of the potential trap areas, grading of the source rocks and the transporting system of the study area.

US Pat. No. 10,365,381

FLEXIBLE NUCLEAR LEVEL SENSING GAUGE

Vega Americas, Inc., Cin...

1. A nuclear level sensing gauge for measuring the level of product in a bin, the gauge comprising:a source of nuclear radiation positioned adjacent the product in the bin;
a housing;
a primary scintillator provided in the housing adjacent the product in the bin and opposite the source of nuclear radiation, nuclear radiation from the source passing through the bin and impinging upon the primary scintillator, causing the primary scintillator to generate scintillating light;
light sensing circuitry for detecting light; and
an optical fiber for conveying the scintillating light from the primary scintillator to the light sensing circuitry which internally reflects light conveyed from a first end of the fiber to a second end of the fiber, the scintillating light being transmitted from the primary scintillator into the optical fiber through an air coupling, the optical fiber emitting light in response to absorption of the scintillating light from the primary scintillator, the light sensing circuitry collecting the emitted light from the optical fiber to provide a representation of the level of radiation-absorbing product in the bin,
wherein the housing is comprised of a flexible material, and the housing, primary scintillator, and fibers are capable of flexing with the housing in three dimensions.

US Pat. No. 10,365,378

ACTIVE DOSIMETER SYSTEMS FOR REAL-TIME RADIATION DOSE MEASUREMENTS

THERMO EBERLINE LLC, Oak...

1. An active dosimeter system for detecting and communicating a radiation dose in real time, comprising:a peripheral detector configured to wear on an extremity or a head region of a user comprising:
a radiation sensor configured to detect ionizing radiation;
a processor configured to determine a level of the ionizing radiation; and
a wireless device configured to send a transmission comprising the detected level of the ionizing radiation;
wherein the determination of the level of ionizing radiation and the transmission occur in real-time; and
a whole body dosimeter worn by the user and configured to receive the transmission comprising the detected level of the ionizing radiation from the peripheral detector, wherein the whole body dosimeter combines the level of ionizing radiation detected by the peripheral detector with a level of ionizing radiation detected by the whole-body dosimeter in real-time and comprises an interface that informs the user of the combined level of the ionizing radiation.

US Pat. No. 10,365,366

ADJUSTABLE RANGE VIEWING OF SONAR IMAGERY DURING TRIP REPLAY

NAVICO HOLDING AS, Egers...

1. An apparatus comprising a processor and a memory including computer program code, the memory and the computer program code configured to, with the processor, cause the apparatus to:retrieve trip replay data associated with a past trip of a user of a watercraft on a body of water, wherein the trip replay data includes track data associated with a traveled path of the watercraft during the past trip and sonar image data associated with sonar images that were captured by a sonar system attached to the watercraft during the past trip;
display, on a first portion of a screen, the track data on a chart such that the traveled path of the watercraft during the past trip is displayed over the chart;
determine the position of the watercraft along the traveled path;
display, on a second portion of the screen, the sonar image data captured at the position of the watercraft such that the sonar image data corresponding to a first depth range is viewable on the second portion of the screen;
receive user input indicating a desire to zoom in on a portion of the sonar image data being displayed; and
display a zoomed in view of the portion of the sonar image data such that the sonar image data corresponding to a second depth range is viewable, wherein the second depth range is less than the first depth range.

US Pat. No. 10,365,345

CALIBRATION DEVICE FOR USE WITH MEASUREMENT INSTRUMENTS

ANRITSU COMPANY, Morgan ...

1. A calibration device adapted to be used with a measurement instrument having two or more ports for transmitting and receiving radio frequency (RF) signals, the calibration device comprising:a controller;
two or more ports;
two or more power measurement circuits,
wherein each power measurement circuit is connectable with one of the two or more ports;
a non-transitory computer readable storage medium within which characterization data related to the two or more ports is storable;
wherein the non-transitory computer readable storage medium is accessible to the controller;
wherein the calibration device is adapted to be connected with the measurement instrument via a data bus to transmit and receive data between the controller and the measurement instrument;
wherein the two or more ports are adapted to be interchangeably connectable with the two or more ports of the measurement instrument; wherein characterization data related to the two or more ports are providable to the measurement instrument based on a detection of power at the two or more power measurement circuits; and
wherein when the two or more ports of the measurement instrument are connected with the two or more ports of the calibration device and a signal is transmitted by the measurement instrument to the calibration device, a connection configuration between the measurement instrument and the calibration device is determined based on the detection of power at the two or more power measurement circuits.

US Pat. No. 10,365,331

METHOD FOR DETERMINING THE RELIABILITY OF STATE OF HEALTH PARAMETER VALUES

1. A method for determining if a reliable state of health for a battery comprising a plurality of battery cells can be calculated, the method comprising the steps of:calculating a state of charge value for the battery by means of at least one of a received measured voltage value or a received measured electric current value;
comparing the at least one of the received measured voltage value or the received measured electric current value with at least one predetermined parameter criterion for at least one of measured voltage or measured electrical current;
determining that the calculated state of charge value is accurate if the at least one of the received measured voltage value or the received measured electric current value fulfils the at least one predetermined parameter criterion;
receiving a measured temperature value of the battery;
determining that the measured temperature value is accurate if a difference between the largest temperature of a battery cell and the lowest temperature of a battery cell is within a predetermined range;
determining that the measured voltage value is accurate if measured when the absolute value of the derivative function dy/dx is above a predetermined threshold limit, where:y=a measured voltage of the battery; andx=a calculated state of charge of the battery;determining that the parameters for calculating state of health are accurate if the calculated state of charge, the measured temperature and the measured voltage value are determined accurate; and
determining that a reliable state of health can be calculated if the parameters for calculating state of health are determined accurate;
calculating a reliable state of health for the battery after determining that a reliable state of health can be calculated; and
controlling operation of the battery for optimized capacity in response to the calculated reliable state of health for the battery.

US Pat. No. 10,365,323

PROBE SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AUTOMATICALLY MAINTAINING ALIGNMENT BETWEEN A PROBE AND A DEVICE UNDER TEST DURING A TEMPERATURE CHANGE

FormFactor Beaverton, Inc...

1. A method of maintaining alignment between a probe, which forms a portion of a probe head assembly, and a device under test (DUT), which is present on a surface of a substrate, during thermal modulation of the DUT, the method comprising:collecting an initial image of a planar offset fiducial;
determining an initial height reference of a height offset fiducial;
changing a temperature of the DUT from a first DUT temperature to a second DUT temperature;
subsequent to the collecting and during the changing, maintaining a planar alignment between the probe and the DUT by automatically and repeatedly:
(i) collecting a subsequent image of the planar offset fiducial;
(ii) comparing the initial image and the subsequent image to determine a planar offset of the planar offset fiducial, wherein the planar offset is defined within a surface plane that is at least substantially parallel to the surface of the substrate; and
(iii) adjusting a planar location of at least one of the probe and the DUT to maintain the planar alignment, wherein the adjusting is based, at least in part, on the planar offset; and
subsequent to the determining and during the changing, maintaining a height alignment between the probe and the DUT by automatically and repeatedly:
(i) determining a subsequent height reference of the height offset fiducial;
(ii) comparing the initial height reference and the subsequent height reference to determine a height offset of the height offset fiducial, wherein the height offset is defined along a contacting axis that is at least substantially perpendicular to the surface of the substrate; and
(iii) adjusting a height location of at least one of the probe and the DUT to maintain the height alignment, wherein the adjusting is based, at least in part, on the height offset.

US Pat. No. 10,365,302

HIGH VOLTAGE CAPACITOR MONITOR AND MAINTENANCE SYSTEM

Southern States, LLC, Ha...

1. A capacitor status monitor for a high voltage electric power capacitor canister having a first high voltage bushing carrying a first high voltage power line terminal, and a second high voltage bushing carrying a second high voltage power line terminal, comprising:a PC board configured to extend between the first power line terminal carried by the first high voltage bushing and the second high voltage terminal carried by the second high voltage bushing;
the PC board carrying an impedance detector configured to electrically connect to the first and second power line terminals when the PC board is received by the first and second power line terminals, the impedance detector comprising a voltage divider operative for detecting a voltage measurement representative of a voltage across the first and second power line terminals of the capacitor canister; and
electronics comprising a microprocessor operative for computing an impedance associated with the capacitor canister based on the voltage measurement.

US Pat. No. 10,365,293

MONITORING THE STRUCTURAL HEALTH OF COLUMNS AND LIKE STRUCTURES

THE ALUMINIUM LIGHTING CO...

1. Apparatus for monitoring the structural health of a column or a stock of columns or a column or columns within that stock, the apparatus comprising:a microcontroller located on the or each column and including an integrated micro-electro-mechanical system (MEMS) device programmed to measure and record accelerations, angular velocities, and magnetic field strengths in X, Y, and Z axes;
means for connecting said microcontroller to a source of power; and
means operable to transmit said measured data to a central data hub and from there to a remote server for analysis using bespoke software.

US Pat. No. 10,365,286

CHROMOPHORIC STRUCTURES FOR LANTHANIDE CHELATES

Radiometer Turku Oy, Tur...

1. A luminescent lanthanide chelate comprising one or more chromophoric moieties of the formula (I):
wherein:
X is selected from the group consisting of —S—, —O—, —NR1—, —CR1R2—, >C?O, and >C?N—O—R1;
R1 and R2 each independently are selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, —(CH2)1-6COOH, —(CH2)1-6COO?, —(CH2)1-6SO3H, —(CH2)1-6SO3?, —(CH2)1-6—O—PO3H2, —(CH2)1-6—O—PO32?, —(CH2)1-6PO3H2, —(CH2)1-6PO32?, —(CH2)1- 6NHR5, —(CH2)1-6NCH3R5, —(CH2)1-6NEtR5, —(CH2)1-6N(R5)2, —(CH2)1-6N+(CH3)2R5, —(CH1-6OH, —(CH2CH2O)1-4CH2CH2OH, —(CH2CH2O)1-4CH2CH2OCH3, —(CH2)1-6NHC(?O)R5, —(CH2)1-6NCH3C(?O)R5, —(CH2)1-6C(?O)NHR5, —(CH2)1-6C(?O)NCH3R5, —(CH2)1-6C(?O)NEtR5, —(CH2)1-6C(?O)N(R5)2, —(CH2)1-6NHC(?O)NHR5, —(CH2)1-6NHC(?S)NHR5, —(CH2)1-6C(?O)R5, —(CH2)1-6—C6H4—R5, —COR5, —CO(CH2)1-6NHR5, and —CO(CH2)1-6NCH3R5, wherein R5 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1-12-alkyl, —(CH2)1-6COOH, —(CH2)1-6COO?, —(CH2)1-6SO3H, —(CH2)1-6SO3?, —(CH2)1-6N+(CH3)2(CH2)1-6SO3?, —(CH2)1-6—O—PO3H2, —(CH2)1-6—O—PO32?, —(CH2)1-6PO3H2, —(CH2)1-6PO32?, a hydrophilic group, a reactive group Z, an oligopeptide, a polypeptide and a nucleotide;
R3 and —CH2—R4 each independently are selected from the group consisting of —CH2—N(CH2COOH)2, —CH2—N(CH2COO?)2, —(CH2)1-6COOH, —(CH2)1-6COO?, —(CH2)1-6SO3H, —(CH2)1-6SO3?, —(CH2)1-6—O—PO3H2, —(CH2)1-6—O—PO32?, —(CH2)1-6PO3H2, —(CH2)1-6PO32?, —(CH2)1-6NHR5, —(CH2)1-6NCH3R5, —(CH2)1-6NEtR5, —(CH2)1-6N(R5)2, —(CH2)1-6OH, —(CH2)1- 6OR5, —(CH2CH2O)1-4CH2CH2OH, —(CH2CH2O)1-4CH2CH2OCH3,—(CH2)1-6SH, —(CH2)1-6SR5, —(CH2)1-6NHC(?O)R5, —(CH2)1-6NCH3C(?O)R5, —(CH2)1-6C(?O)NHR5, —(CH2)1-6C(?O)NCH3R5, —(CH2)1-6C(?O)NEtR5, —(CH2)1-6C(?O)N(R5)2, —(CH2)1-6NHC(?O)NHR5, —(CH2)1-6NHC(?S)NHR5, —(CH2)1-6C(?O)R5, —(CH2)1-6—C6H4—R5, —(CH2)1-3O(CH2)1-3-Chr, and —(CH2)1-3S(CH2)1-3-Chr; or R3 and R4 each independently are selected from the group consisting of —COOH, —COO?, —PO3H2, —PO32?, —P(CH3)O2H, —P(CH3)O2?, —P(Ph)O2H, —P(Ph)O2?, —COR5, —CO(CH2)1-6NHR5, and —CO(CH2)1-6NCH3R5, wherein R5 is selected from the group consisting of —(CH2)1-6COOH, —(CH2)1-6COO?, —(CH2)1-6SO3H, —(CH2)1-6SO3?, —(CH2)1-6—O—PO3H2, —(CH2)1-6—O—PO32?, —(CH2)1-6PO3H2, and —(CH2)1-6PO32?, a hydrophilic group, a reactive group Z, an oligopeptide, a polypeptide and a nucleotide;
or R3 and —CH2—R4 are independently —(CH2)1-3N(R8)—(CH2)1-3—Chr, wherein R8 is selected from —(CH2)1-6COOH, —(CH2)1-6COO?, —(CH2)1-6SO3H, —(CH2)1-6SO3?, —(CH2)1-6—O—PO3H2, —(CH2)1-6—O—PO32?, —(CH2)1-6PO3H2, —(CH2)1-6PO32?, —(CH2)1-6NHR5, —(CH2)1-6NCH3R5, —(CH2)1-6NEtR5, —(CH2)1-6N(R5)5, —(CH2)1-6NHC(?O)R5, —(CH2)1-6NCH3C(?O)R5, —(CH2)1-6C(?O)NHR5, —(CH 2)1-6C(?O)NCH3R5, —(CH2)1-6NHC(?O)NHR5, —(CH2)1-6NHC(?S)NHR5, —(CH2)1-6C(?O)R5, —(CH2)1-6—C6H4—R5, —COR5, —CO(CH2)1-6NHR5, —CO(CH2)1-6NCH3R5, —(CH2)1-10OH, —(CH2)1-10OR5, —(CH2)1-10NH2, —(CH 2)1-10NHR5, —(CH2)1-10NCH3R5, —(CH2)1-10SH, and —(CH2)1-10SR5wherein R5 is selected from —(CH2)1-6COOH, —(CH2)1-6COO?, —(CH2)1-6SO3H, —(CH2)1-6SO3?, —(CH2)1-6—O—PO3H2, —(CH2)1-6—O—PO32?, —(CH2)1-6PO3H2, —(CH2)1-6PO32?, and a reactive group Z, and wherein Chr represents another chromophoric moiety;
R6 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen —Cl, —Br, —F, —I, —CH3, —(CH2)1-6OH, —(CH2)1-6OCH3—CF3, —CN, —NO2, —OH, —O(CH2)1-6OH, —O(CH2)1-6OCH2, —O(CH2)1-6COOH, —O(CH2)1-6COO?, —SCH3, —S(CH2)1-6OH, —S(CH2)1-6OCH2, —S(CH2)1-6COOH, —S(CH2)1-6COO?, —CONH2, —CONHCH3, —CON(CH3)2, —CONH(CH2)1-6OH, —CONHCH(CH2OH)2, —CONHC(CH2OH)3, —NHCOCH3, —NHCO(CH2)1-6OH, —NHCO(CH2)1-6COOH, —NHCO(CH2)1-6COO?, a reactive group Z, and a hydrophilic group; wherein the hydrophilic group is selected from the group consisting of monosaccharides, disaccharides, —(CH2)1-6CH2OH, —CH(CH2OH)2, —C(CH2OH)3—(CH2)1-3—O—(CH2CH2O)0-5—H, —(CH2)1-3—O—(CH2CH2O)0-5—C1-4-alkyl, —O—(CH2CH2O)1-6—H, and —O—(CH2CH2O)1-6—C1-4—alkyl,
wherein the reactive group Z is selected from the group consisting of azido(—N3), alkynyl (—C?CH), alkylene (—CH?CH2), amino (—NH2), aminooxy (—O—NH2), carboxyl(—COOH), aldehyde (—CHO), hydrazide (—CONHNH2), mercapto (—SH),maleimido, activated derivatives of maleimido, isocyanato (—NCO), isothiocyanato (—NCS), diazonium (—N+N), bromoacetamido, iodoacetamido, pyridyl-2-dithio, and 6- substituted 4-chloro-1,3,5-triazin-2-ylamino,
wherein a spacer is or is not included in a reactive group Z or a hydrophilic group and, when included, comprises one to five moieties, each moiety being independently selected from the group consisting of a phenylene, an alkylene containing 1-10 carbon atoms, an ethylenediyl (—C?C—), an ether (—O —), a thioether (—S—), a disulfide (—S—S—), an amide (—C(?O)—NH—, —NH—C(?O)—, —C(?O)—NCH3— and —NCH3—C(?O)—), a thiourea (—NH—C(?S)—NH—), and a triazole; and
Ln3+ is a lanthanide ion.

US Pat. No. 10,365,285

REAGENTS FOR DIRECTED BIOMARKER SIGNAL AMPLIFICATION

Sirigen II Limited, Work...

1. A method of determining whether a target is present in a sample, the method comprising:contacting the sample with a conjugated polymer complex comprising a sensor for the target conjugated to a water soluble conjugated polymer having the structure of the formula:
wherein:Ar is an aryl or heteroaryl unit substituted with a non-ionic side group capable of imparting solubility in water;
MU is a polymer modifying unit or band gap modifying unit that is evenly or randomly distributed along the polymer main chain and is optionally substituted with one or more optionally substituted substituents selected from halogen, hydroxyl, C1-C12 alkyl, C2-C12 alkene, C2-C12 alkyne, C3-C12 cycloalkyl, C1-C12 haloalkyl, C1-C12 alkoxy, C2-C18 (hetero)aryloxy, C2-C18 (hetero)arylamino, a C2-C18 (hetero)aryl group and (CH2)x?(OCH2CH2)y?OCH3 where x? is independently an integer from 0-20 and y? is independently an integer from 0 to 50;
optional linkers L1 and L2 are each independently an aryl or a heteroaryl group evenly or randomly distributed along the polymer main chain and are substituted with one or more pendant chains terminated with: i) a functional group selected from amine, carbamate, carboxylic acid, carboxylate, maleimide, activated ester, N-hydroxysuccinimidyl, hydrazine, hydrazide, hydrazone, azide, alkyne, aldehyde, thiol, and protected groups thereof for conjugation to a molecule or biomolecule; or ii) a conjugated organic dye or biomolecule;
G1 and G2 are each independently selected from hydrogen, halogen, alkyne, optionally substituted aryl, optionally substituted heteroaryl, halogen substituted aryl, boronic acid substituted aryl, boronic ester substituted aryl, boronic ester, boronic acid, optionally substituted fluorene and aryl or heteroaryl substituted with one or more pendant chains terminated with: i) a functional group selected from amine, carbamate, carboxylic acid, carboxylate, maleimide, activated esters, N-hydroxysuccinimidyl, hydrazine, hydrazide, hydrazone, azide, alkyne, aldehyde, thiol, and protected groups thereof for conjugation to a molecule or biomolecule; or ii) a conjugated organic dye or biomolecule;
wherein the polymer comprises at least 1 functional group selected from amine, carbamate, carboxylic acid, carboxylate, maleimide, activated ester, N-hydroxysuccinimidyl, hydrazines, hydrazide, hydrazone, azide, alkyne, aldehyde, and thiol within G1, G2, L1 or L2, or a conjugated organic dye or biomolecule;
n is an integer from 1 to about 10,000; and
a, b, c and d define the mol % of each unit within the structure which each can be evenly or randomly repeated and where a is a mol % from 10 to 100%, b is a mol % from 0 to 90%, and each c and d are mol % from 0 to 25%.

US Pat. No. 10,365,276

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR THE DETECTION OF PARTICLES

ALERE TECHNOLOGIES GMBH, ...

1. A device for the qualitative and/or quantitative detection of particles, comprising:(a) a detection chamber configured to receive a sample comprising multiple labelled particles
(b) an displacer configured to displace some of the multiple labelled particles from the detection chamber so that only a first subset of the multiple labelled particles remains,
(c) a detector configured to detect labelled particles of the first subset of labelled particles, and
(d) a processing unit configured to determine, based on the detected labelled particles, the number of labelled particles of the first subset of labelled particles
wherein the displacer is configured to (a) reintroduce at least some of the displaced multiple labelled particles to the detection chamber and, subsequently, (b) displace some of the multiple labelled particles from the detection chamber so that only a second subset of the multiple labelled particles remains and the processing unit is configured to operate the detector to detect labelled particles of the second subset and determine, based on the detected labelled particles, the number of labelled particles of the second subset of labelled particles,
wherein the processing unit is further configured to determine the number of labelled particles in the sample based on a mean value of the number of labelled particles of the subsets.

US Pat. No. 10,365,270

METHOD AND DEVICES FOR DISCHARGING CONTAMINANTS OUT OF A SEAL CHAMBER

ETTEM ENGINEERING S.A. LT...

1. An ejection device configured to close a proximal region of a seal chamber of a rotary machine driving a main flow of fluid holding contaminants, the ejection device comprising:a fluid pumping mechanism having a disk structure and at least one discharge passage, said disk structure including opposed substantially flat proximal and distal sides, and said at least one discharge passage extending through the opposed proximal and distal sides in an axial direction;
a circumferential rim protruding from the distal side of the disk structure and extending along a circumferential direction of the disk structure;
a shaft opening provided in the disk structure; and
only a single obstacle protruding from the distal side of the disk structure and adapted to be disposed in the proximal region of the seal chamber of the rotary machine, the obstacle extending along a radial direction of the disk structure from the circumferential rim to the shaft opening, and the obstacle being configured to create at least one zone of fluid at stagnation pressure,
wherein the at least one discharge passage is disposed in at least a portion of the at least one zone to couple the proximal region and the main flow in fluid communication,
wherein the obstacle has at least one of a clockwise blocking face and a counterclockwise blocking face operative with a clockwise and a counterclockwise direction of rotation of the main flow, respectively, and the obstacle is disposed downstream of the discharge passage which is disposed upstream of the at least one of the clockwise blocking face and the counterclockwise blocking face,
whereby the stagnation pressure pumps contaminants concentrated in the proximal region out of the seal chamber and into the main flow via the at least one discharge passage according to the direction of rotation.

US Pat. No. 10,365,264

APPARATUS FOR MEASURING CONTRACTILE ABILITY OF MYOCARDIAL TISSUE

NIHON KOHDEN CORPORATION,...

1. A measuring apparatus relating to a contractile ability of a spontaneously pulsating myocardial tissue, the measuring apparatus comprising:a measurement table;
wherein the measurement table comprises:
a tray for containing the myocardial tissue, wherein the tray comprising a bottom wall portion, and wherein the bottom wall portion comprises a hole portion;
a storage section having an opening and configured to hold liquid inside the storage section, the opening in fluidic connection with the hole portion;
an attaching portion on which the myocardial tissue is attached around the opening;
a cell culture solution injection path disposed below and in fluidic connection with the opening;
a pressurizing device in fluidic connection with the cell culture solution injection path and configured to pressurize the liquid supplied in the storage section through the cell culture solution injection path; and
a pressure sensor, wherein the pressure sensor is disposed inside the storage section in a position opposed to the opening.

US Pat. No. 10,365,263

PREDICTION OF CRUDE OIL BLEND COMPATIBILITY AND BLEND OPTIMIZATION FOR INCREASING HEAVY OIL PROCESSING

Indian Institute of Techn...

1. A method for predicting compatibility of unknown crude oils and optimizing crude oil blend for increasing heavy oil processing in refineries, the method comprising:receiving values for a plurality of physical parameter ratios of unknown crude oil samples, wherein the physical parameter ratios are based on parameters selected from Kinematic Viscosity (V), Sulphur (S), Carbon Residue (C), and American Petroleum Institute (API) gravity;
predicting the compatibility for each unknown crude oil sample based on a compatibility prediction model by using the received values as an input to the compatibility prediction model, wherein the compatibility prediction model is to predict a compatibility parameter (K) for the unknown crude oil samples based on coefficients of regression obtained from correlating the physical parameter ratios for known crude oils with respective composite compatibility measures, the composite compatibility measures being a composite of results obtained from a plurality of compatibility that are based on compositions of the known crude oils, wherein the plurality of compatibility tests are selected from colloidal instability index (CII), colloidal stability index (CSI), Stability Index (SI), Stankiewicz plot (SP), qualitative-qualitative analysis (QQA), stability cross plot (SCP), Heithaus parameter (or parameter P), toluene equivalence (TE) test, Heptane dilution (HD) test, and oil compatibility model (OCM); and
determining an optimized blend for refinery processing, the optimized blend comprising at least one heavy oil from the unknown crude oils and one or more other crude oils, wherein the optimized blend is determined based on a multi-objective optimization model comprising a constraint on the compatibility parameter (K) of the optimized blend as an objective.

US Pat. No. 10,365,229

REAL-TIME CHARACTERIZATION OF PHARMACEUTICAL TABLET COATINGS USING RAMAN SPECTROSCOPY

Kaiser Optical Systems, I...

1. A method of determining a physical surface property of a coated pharmaceutical tablet, comprising the steps of:(a) measuring a plurality of coated pharmaceutical tablets having a distribution of known values of a surface property to be modeled, and wherein the surface property is a physical surface property separate from the chemical composition of the pharmaceutical tablet or the coating;
(b) acquiring the Raman spectrum of each coated tablet with a Raman spectrometer to generate a distribution of Raman spectra;
(c) developing a correlative model based upon the distribution of the acquired Raman spectra relative to the distribution of the known values of the measured surface property;
(d) placing a Raman probe into a pharmaceutical coater and acquiring the Raman spectrum of a pharmaceutical tablet with a Raman spectrometer coupled to the Raman probe during or after a coating process using the pharmaceutical coater;
(e) automatically determining with a processor the value of the surface property of the tablet in the pharmaceutical coater using the Raman spectrum acquired in (d) and the model developed in (c); and
(f) adjusting the coating process used by the pharmaceutical coater in response to the value of the surface property determined in (e).

US Pat. No. 10,365,224

LABEL-FREE OPTICAL SENSORS

GENALYTE, INC., San Dieg...

1. A system for determining the nucleotide sequence of a target nucleic acid molecule, comprising:a substrate;
a lower cladding layer provided over, and being supported by, said substrate;
one or more coupling waveguides disposed over said lower cladding layer to input an optical signal;
an array of label-free optical sensors provided over said lower cladding layer, each of said label-free optical sensors including a waveguide formed into a ring to serve as a ring resonant cavity, each of said ring resonant cavities in proximity to at least one of said one or more coupling waveguides with a spacing that provides an evanescent coupling region between said coupling waveguide and said ring resonant cavity, each label-free optical sensor being configured to modulate an optical signal in response to a nucleotide extension reaction, wherein each label-free optical sensor includes a sensing region that overlaps said evanescent coupling region and is functionalized with a target nucleic acid molecule, and wherein at least a portion of the nucleotide sequence of the target nucleic acid molecule is unknown, and wherein said label-free optical sensors of the array are each configured to produce an optical evanescent field in the sensing region such that when a single nucleotide is added to the target nucleic acid molecule via the nucleotide extension reaction, the label-free optical sensor modulates the optical signal to thereby provide a detectable indication of addition of the single nucleotide to the target nucleic acid molecule;
a fluid flow control module comprising fluid receiving units to provide paths for different fluids to flow into the fluid flow control module;
at least one switch connected to the fluid receiving units to select a fluid for flowing through the fluid receiving units, wherein the fluid comprises at least a nucleotide base; and
a fluid channel connected between the fluid flow control module and the array of label-free optical sensors to allow the selected fluid to flow from the fluid flow control module to the array of label-free optical sensors.

US Pat. No. 10,365,222

BIOCHIP FOR RAMAN QUANTITATIVE ANALYSIS OF BIOLOGICAL SAMPLES

MYTECH CO., LTD., Hyogo ...

6. A method of preparing a meso-crystal product comprising a silver oxide nanocrystal comprising predominantly silver (I), (III) oxide, the method comprising:providing a metal carrier comprising Cu or Cu alloy having an electrode potential less noble than that of silver;
providing a silver complex aqueous solution having a silver complex content of 500 to 2000 ppm;
adding the silver complex aqueous solution on the carrier to form a quantum crystal of the silver complex; and
re-crystallizing the quantum crystal of the silver complex into a meso-crystal comprising silver oxide nanocrystal comprising predominantly silver (I), (III) oxide by an alkali treatment in a presence of a halogen ion and polarity adjustment, wherein the silver complex has a complex stability constant (log ?) and the carrier has an electrode potential E that is less than an electrode potential E° as shown in the following equation
E°=(RT/|Z|F)ln(?)  (1)
wherein E° is a potential of the silver complex in an aqueous solution, R is a gas constant, T is an absolute temperature, Z is an ion valence, and F represents a Faraday constant.

US Pat. No. 10,365,212

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CALIBRATION OF OPTICAL SIGNALS IN SEMICONDUCTOR PROCESS SYSTEMS

Verity Instruments, Inc.,...

1. An optical calibration device for in-chamber calibration of optical signals associated with a processing chamber, comprising:an enclosure;
an optical source located within the enclosure and configured to provide a source light having a continuous spectrum; and
optical shaping elements located within the enclosure and configured to form the source light into a calibrating light that approximates a plasma emission during an operation within the processing chamber, the calibrating light having a wavelength range, spatial extent and angular extent at least equal to that provided by the plasma emission and observed by an optical detector coupled to the plasma chamber via an optical coupling system.

US Pat. No. 10,365,206

SURFACE CONDITION MONITORING APPARATUS

JAPAN AEROSPACE EXPLORATI...

1. A surface condition monitoring apparatus, comprising:a transparent member;
a transmission unit including a transmitter that transmits electromagnetic waves from one side of the transparent member toward the other side; and
a reception unit including a receiver that detects the electromagnetic waves that enter the one side of the transparent member from the other side,
the transmission unit and the reception unit being arranged such that the receiver detects scattered waves of the electromagnetic waves transmitted from the transmitter, that enter the one side from the other side,
the transmission unit being configured to be capable of transmitting a plurality of electromagnetic waves having different wavelengths, and
the reception unit being configured to detect one-dimensional, two dimensional, and a combination of one-dimensional and two-dimensional intensities of the scattered waves of the electromagnetic waves with different wavelengths,
wherein the surface condition monitoring apparatus monitors the surface condition on the bases of a plurality of relationships between the transmitted electromagnetic waves and the detected one-dimensional, two dimensional, and a combination of one-dimensional and two-dimensional intensities.

US Pat. No. 10,365,205

WATER QUALITY SENSOR

SOLTEAM OPTO, INC., Taoy...

1. A water quality sensor, comprising:a housing comprising a bucket, an inner barrel mounted in said bucket and a cover capped on said bucket, said bucket comprising a transparent panel, an accommodation chamber defined therein above said transparent panel for accommodating said inner barrel and a male engagement structure provided at a top side thereof, said inner barrel comprising a light transmissive bottom wall facing toward said transparent panel of said bucket and an inner receiving chamber defined therein above said light transmissive bottom wall, said cover comprising a female engagement structure arranged around the periphery thereof and forced into engagement with said male engagement structure; and
an actuation module comprising a circuit substrate horizontally mounted in said inner receiving chamber of said inner barrel and disposed in parallel to said transparent bottom wall, a light sensor mounted on a bottom surface of said circuit substrate and electrically connected to said circuit substrate and an electrical connector electrically mounted in an opposing top surface of said circuit substrate, said light sensor comprising a light-emitting component and a light-receiving component spaced from each other at a predetermined distance and a light-shading member disposed at a bottom side of said light-emitting component, said light-shading member comprising a through hole for the insertion of said light-emitting component and a barrier layer disposed between said light-emitting component and said light-receiving component.

US Pat. No. 10,365,199

TWIN-SPOT LIGHT ABSORBING PARTICULATE MONITORING INSTRUMENT

MET ONE INSTRUMENTS, INC....

1. An apparatus to measure constituents of interest in gas samples, comprising:a plurality of analyzers, each analyzer including a filter to accumulate the constituents of interest and an optical source and detector to measure a property of the accumulated constituents of interest on the filter; and
a computer to accept the measurements from each analyzer's detector and to provide an indication of the constituents of interest on each filter,
wherein each of the plurality of analyzers is configured to receive gas samples with different predetermined levels of dilution of an ambient gas sample which have respective concentrations of the constituents of interest corresponding to the level of dilution of the ambient gas sample, each of the plurality of analyzers also receiving the gas samples with the same flow velocity through their respective filters; and
wherein the computer adjusts the indication of the constituents of interest based on the predetermined levels of dilution of the ambient sample gas for each analyzer to account for non-linear filter loading effects.

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. 10,365,188

MICROFLUIDIC DEVICES FOR INVESTIGATING CRYSTALLIZATION

Brandeis University, Wal...

1. A microfluidic device comprising:a reservoir layer defining a reservoir;
a membrane disposed on the reservoir layer;
a wetting control layer disposed on the membrane, the wetting control layer including a perforation; and
a storage layer disposed on the wetting control layer,
wherein the wetting control layer and the storage layer define a microfluidic channel comprising an upstream portion, a downstream portion, a first fluid path in fluid communication with the upstream portion and the downstream portion, a storage well positioned within the first fluid path, and a plurality of fluid constrictions in fluid communication with the storage well,
wherein the wetting control layer includes an upper surface, the upper surface at least partially defining a bottom surface of the storage well;
wherein the perforation of the wetting control layer defines a fluid passageway, the fluid passageway allowing fluid communication between the storage well and the membrane, and the fluid passageway allowing fluid communication between the storage layer and the reservoir layer via the membrane, and
wherein the wetting control layer is capable of wetting a first fluid introduced into the microfluidic channel, the first fluid comprising a hydrophilic, lipophilic, fluorophilic or gas phase as the continuous phase in the microfluidic channel.

US Pat. No. 10,365,184

ELECTRICAL DISCHARGE TESTING SYSTEM

Paul E. Hawkinson Company...

1. An electrical discharge testing system for a tire defect tester, comprising:a tire defect tester comprising a probe adapted to periodically discharge electricity;
a sensor for detecting the discharge of the probe, wherein the sensor is adapted to detect when a period of time between discharges of the probe exceeds a threshold;
a transformer including a primary coil and a secondary coil, wherein the probe is connected to the primary coil and the sensor is connected to the secondary coil;
a capacitor connected to the secondary coil of the transformer such that the capacitor is charged when a current pulses through the secondary coil of the transformer; and
an indicator adapted to provide an indication when the period of time between discharges of the probe exceeds the threshold;
wherein the sensor is adapted to detect each discharge of the capacitor to determine the period of time between discharges of the probe.

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. 10,365,173

SIGNAL PROCESSING CIRCUIT AND METHOD WITH PRESSURE-SENSITIVE SENSOR ARRAY

CHIPSEA TECHNOLOGIES (SHE...

1. A signal processing circuit with a pressure-sensitive sensor array comprising: a pressure-sensitive sensor array with M rows and N columns, an excitation source adapted for outputting positive and negative excitation voltages, and an analog-digital convert circuit, wherein:the pressure-sensitive sensor array comprises M×N sensing units which are connected with each other through a bridge manner, wherein every sensing unit has a positive excitation input terminal, a negative excitation input terminal, a positive output terminal and a negative output terminal, the positive excitation input terminal of every sensing unit is connected with the positive excitation voltage, the negative excitation input terminal of every sensing unit is connected with the negative excitation voltage;
the positive output terminals of the sensing units at a same row of the pressure-sensitive sensor array are connected with each other and act as an output of the row;
the negative output terminals of the sensing units at a same column of the pressure-sensitive sensor array are connected with each other and act as an output of the column;
the whole pressure-sensitive sensor array has a positive excitation input end, a negative excitation input end, M row output signals and N column output signals;
the analog-digital convert circuit comprises at least one analog-digital converter for converting the row and column output signals of the sensor array to digital signals;
the signal processing circuit further comprises a pseudo half-bridge circuit which has a positive excitation input end and a negative excitation input end respectively connected with the positive and negative excitation voltages; wherein the pseudo half-bridge circuit has an output signal which is determined by the positive and negative excitation voltages of the excitation source; any one of the row and column output signals and the output signal of the pseudo half-bridge circuit form a signal pair to be sent to the analog-digital convert circuit for conversion.

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. 10,365,164

OPTICAL SYSTEM PHASE ACQUISITION METHOD AND OPTICAL SYSTEM EVALUATION METHOD

USHIO DENKI KABUSHIKI KAI...

1. An optical system phase acquisition method of calculating a broad sense phase distribution ?sj(u, v) by calculating process by a processing apparatus (Up) in an optical system that comprises an optical system (Ot) configured of one or more image forming optical elements, a plurality of input image points (Psj) (j=1, 2, . . . applies similarly hereafter), and a phase defining plane (T) located at a prescribed relative position with respect to an output side of the optical system (Ot), the broad sense phase distribution ?sj(u, v) being information associated with a phase distribution derived from the input image points (Psj) on the phase defining plane (T), the method comprising:a step (a1) of arranging an imaging element (Uf) on the optical system (Ot) and the output side of the optical system (Ot);
a step (a2) of arranging the plurality of input image points (Psj) on an input side of the optical system (Ot);
a step (a3) of illuminating the optical system (Ot) by input light fluxes (Fsj) emitted from the plurality of input image points (Psj), and illuminating output light fluxes (Foj) outputted from the optical system (Ot) to the imaging element (Uf);
a step (a4) of acquiring interference image data (Df) that collectively includes information of an interference image about the plurality of input image points (Psj) by imaging the interference image by the imaging element (Uf), the interference image being generated by superimposing a reference light flux (Fr) coherent with the output light fluxes (Foj) to the output light fluxes (Foj);
a step (a5) of the imaging element (Uf) transmitting the interference image data (Df) to the processing apparatus (Up);
a step (b1) of performing, by the processing apparatus (Up), diffractive optical light propagation simulation to a separation reconstruction surface (Sg) which is at a position where the output light fluxes (Foj) separates into respective light fluxes and reconstructing the output light fluxes (Foj) in the separation reconstruction surface (Sg) based on the interference image data (Df), and thereafter calculating a broad sense phase distribution ?gj(u?, v?) in the separation reconstruction surface (Sg) associated with only light emitted from one input image point (Psj) by the calculating process; and
a step (b2) of performing, by the processing apparatus (Up), diffractive optical light propagation simulation based on the broad sense phase distribution ?gj(u?, v?) to calculate a broad sense phase distribution ?sj(u, v) belonging to the input image point (Psj) on the phase defining plane (T) by the calculating process.

US Pat. No. 10,365,161

BEAM ALIGNMENT

FFE LIMITED, (GB)

1. A method for auto-aligning a projected optical beam transmitted by an optical source onto a reflector in a reflective-type optical beam detector, the method comprising:(a) projecting a flat and wide optical beam providing illumination of a size larger than a reflective surface of the reflector;
(b) adjusting the projected beam so as to project onto all of the reflective surface of the reflector;
(c) detecting one or more edges of the reflective surface of the reflector, and
wherein the method further comprising one or more of:
(i) centering the projected beam while fully illuminating the reflective surface of the reflector, so as to align an approximate center of the projected beam on, or within a predetermined threshold of, an approximate center of the reflective surface of the reflector; and
(ii) determining a shape or profile of the reflector.

US Pat. No. 10,365,155

SYSTEM FOR COMPUTING EXPOSURE TO SOLAR RADIATION OF AN INDIVIDUAL

Sihealth Photonics S.R.L....

1. A system used to calculate exposure to solar radiation in a given wavelength range, received by a person in each part of a body, the system comprising:a wearable device having stable position and orientation with respect to the body of a person, the wearable device comprising position sensors capable of detecting position data of one or more points of the body according to at least azimuth and inclination with respect to a vertical line depending on the position that the body has during sun exposure;
a geolocalization sensor associated with the person;
a remote computing unit operatively connected to a satellite means to receive georeferenced data related to solar irradiation over time and to associate solar irradiance data to geographic position, posture and the orientation of the person or of parts of the body of the person over time, to provide an overall incident irradiance and a relative associated dose accumulated over time for each point of the body;
a portable telecommunication device positioned close to the person, the portable telecommunication device comprising:
a first communication interface connected to the wearable device and the geolocalization sensor for receiving first data related to the geographic position, posture and orientation of the person or of parts of the body of the person;
a second communication interface connected to the remote computing unit to send to the first data to the remote computing unit and to receive second data relative to the sun exposure of the person;
a means for the person receiving information associated to the second data relating to the person's exposure to solar radiation.

US Pat. No. 10,365,152

COMPACT ANNULAR FIELD IMAGER AND METHOD FOR IMAGING ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION

Wavefront Research, Inc.,...

1. An optical imager, comprising:an object array substantially located at an object plane;
a catadioptric element configured to substantially collimate electromagnetic radiation emanating from the object array, wherein the catadioptric element comprises at least one refractive surface and at least one reflective surface;
an optical element configured to image the substantially collimated electromagnetic radiation from a central plane onto an image plane; the central plane separating the catadioptric element and the optical element; and
an image array substantially located at the image plane;
wherein the catadioptric element comprises a concave surface and a convex surface opposing the concave surface; andwherein the concave surface comprises a first refractive surface and a second reflective surface.

US Pat. No. 10,365,149

BED BASED WEIGHT SENSORS FOR PHYSIOLOGICAL ANALYSIS

BEDSENSE LIMITED, London...

1. A method of sensing the weights of multiple occupants in a bed, the method comprising:obtaining weight data from a first set of weight sensors arranged under a first side of a bed;
obtaining weight data from a second set of weight sensors arranged under a second side of the bed;
measuring a signal representing a difference between the weight data from the first set of weight sensors and the weight data from the second set of weight sensors;
monitoring fluctuations in said signal over time and mapping the fluctuations to a position on the first side or second side of the bed so as to determine an individual position for each of the multiple occupants; and
determining the individual position for each of the multiple occupants relative to a midline of the bed between the first and second sides.

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. 10,365,140

MEASURED DOSE DISPENSERS AND METHODS OF USING SAME

Silgan Dispensing Systems...

1. A dispensing closure for dispensing a flowable product from a squeeze-type product container comprising:a closure body having an upper deck and a dispensing orifice within said upper deck, said closure body being configured to attach to a product container;
a timing piston comprising a tubular piston guide extending downwardly from a bottom surface of said upper deck and a cup-shaped piston body slidably received on said piston guide, said piston body further having a flared neck portion, said piston body cooperating with said piston guide to form an enclosed piston chamber,
a timing vent within said upper deck in communication with said piston chamber to allow air to escape said piston chamber;
an air intake orifice within said upper deck to allow air to enter said piston chamber; and
a ball valve structure adjacent the bottom surface of the upper deck and cooperating with said air intake orifice for controlling the flow of air through the air intake orifice.

US Pat. No. 10,365,138

IN-LINE ULTRASONIC ATTENUATION END TREATMENT FOR USE WITH AN ULTRASONIC GAS FLOW METER

Big Elk Energy Systems, L...

1. An end treatment for use with an ultrasonic gas flow meter, the end treatment comprising:an ultrasonic wave attenuation section including a pipe extending in a longitudinal direction and containing a set of alternating, spaced, semi-circular shaped, and vertically oriented first and second plates located between an inlet end and an outlet end of the pipe;
each plate including a first end connected to an inside wall of the pipe, a second end extending past a longitudinal centerline of the pipe to define a gap between the second end of the plate and a respective opposing inside wall of the pipe, and a solid wall surface extending an entire distance between the first and second ends.

US Pat. No. 10,365,102

INERTIAL WAVE ANGLE GYROSCOPE

Inertialwave, Manhattan ...

1. A gyroscope comprising:a resonator having residual asymmetry small enough to yield a defined self-precession rate of a vibration pattern of the resonator; and
readout electronics coupled to the resonator for generating the defined self-precession rate of the vibration pattern of the resonator;
wherein the readout electronics measure a total precession rate of the resonator, and subtract the defined self-precession rate from the measured total precession rate to yield an inertial rate output.

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. 10,365,097

SONDE HAVING ORIENTATION COMPENSATION FOR IMPROVED DEPTH DETERMINATION

IN-SITU, INC., Fort Coll...

1. A method for determining an actual immersion depth of a submersible sonde immersed in a fluid, the method comprising the steps of:immersing the submersible sonde in fluid, wherein the submersible sonde comprises:
a base having a sensor receiving port and a base interior volume, wherein the sensor has a proximal end operably positioned in the sensor receiving port and a distal end extending a longitudinal distance from the base, the distal end of the sensor having an active sensing region forming a sensor plane;
a pressure sensor at least partially positioned in the base interior volume, wherein a pressure sensor position is separated from the sensor plane by a separation distance (Ds), and wherein the pressure sensor has a lateral pressure sensor position in the submersible sonde;
an orientation sensor positioned in the base interior volume; and
a central processing unit (CPU) in data communication with the pressure sensor and the orientation sensor;
measuring a pressure (P) with the pressure sensor of the submersible sonde submersed in the fluid;
determining, by the CPU and based on the measured P, a fluid depth (Dp) at the lateral pressure sensor position, the Dp defining a true vertical distance of the pressure sensor position from a surface of the fluid;
measuring, by the orientation sensor, an orientation angle (?) of the submersible sonde immersed in a fluid, ? defining an angular displacement of the submersible sonde from a true vertical alignment of the submersible sonde;
calculating, by the CPU and based on Ds and based on the measured time-varying ?, a vertical distance (Dx) between the sensor plane and the pressure sensor position; and
determining the actual immersion depth (D) by summing Dx and Dp, the D defining a true vertical distance of the sensor plane from the fluid surface.

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. 10,365,081

CHECKING TOOL FOR MEASURING DISTANCE BETWEEN ADJACENT SINKING GROOVES IN INNER HOLE OF MECHANICAL PART

PACIFIC PRECISION FORGING...

1. A checking tool for measuring a distance between adjacent sinking grooves in an inner hole of a workpiece, the checking tool comprising:a gage block, an end cover, a sliding piece, a pin, a base, a pin seat, a support, a measuring rod, a spring, a barrel, and a dial indicator, the checking tool enabling quantitative detection of an axial position of the gage block in the inner hole of the workpiece by the dial indicator, wherein:
the gage block (i) has a T-shaped side face, (ii) is disposed on a bottom end face in an inner hole of a workpiece and (iii) stops at an edge of an inner sinking groove, and on this basis, a distance from an outer sinking groove is measured;
the end cover, the base and the pin seat are all flange-shaped, and an outer circle of the end cover is in clearance fit with an inner hole of a measuring port portion of the workpiece;
at least three radial opening grooves are uniformly distributed on an end face, facing the inner hole of the workpiece, of the base, each radial opening groove being provided with a sliding piece;
concentric circular arc grooves paired with the radial opening grooves are also provided on the end face of the base;
an outer edge of the sliding piece is a circular arc edge, an outer convex edge is shaped for insertion into the outer sinking groove of the workpiece, and a clockwise eccentric circular arc groove corresponding to the concentric circular arc groove on the end face of the base is provided on a plate surface of the sliding piece;
the pin is a cylindrical pin, a cylinder segment of the pin runs down through the concentric circular arc grooves of the base and the eccentric circular arc groove of the sliding piece axially in sequence, the pin is in interference fit with the pin seat, the sliding piece slides radially and is axially limited by the externally-connected end cover, and the pin seat is driven to rotate relative to the base, such that the pin limits the sliding piece to cause the sliding piece to undergo radial displacement along a track of the eccentric circular arc groove;
the barrel is a slender pipe, the dial indicator is inserted into an upper pipe orifice, an indicator rod of the dial indicator is axially displaced under the control of the spring and the measuring rod both disposed in the barrel, a bottom end of the barrel is inserted into inner holes of the pin seat and the base, and axially stops at an upper end face of the sliding piece, and the measuring rod disposed in the barrel directly pushes against an upper end face of the gage block under the pushing of the spring.

US Pat. No. 10,365,080

COORDINATE MEASURING MACHINE HAVING A CARRIER STRUCTURE FOR COUPLING WITH A SENSOR HEAD

CARL ZEISS INDUSTRIELLE M...

2. A sensor head for a coordinate measuring machine, having a first changing interface for coupling the sensor head with a carrier structure of the coordinate measuring machine, and wherein the sensor head further comprises a cable element and a second changing interface for coupling the cable element with the carrier structure, wherein the second changing interface is arranged on an end of the cable element distal to the sensor head, and comprises a collar portion which surrounds the cable element at least in part, on the end of the cable element distal to the sensor head, and wherein said collar portion is physically configured to slidably engage a complementary shaped receiving feature on the carrier structure by movement transversely relative to a longitudinal axis of the end of the cable element and prevent rotation of the collar portion when engaged with said receiving feature, and further wherein the second changing interface is spatially separated from the first changing interface.

US Pat. No. 10,365,075

EXPLOSIVE-CONTAINING POROUS MATERIALS AS NON-DETONABLE TRAINING AID

XploSafe, LLC, Stillwate...

1. An explosive material vapor source for use in training and as a reference, the explosive material vapor source comprising:a first amount of an explosive material; and
an inorganic mesoporous non-volatile substrate including pores sized to accommodate the first amount of the explosive material, so that when loaded with the first amount of the explosive material, the explosive material vapor source is non-detonable and emits a detectable vapor at a flux that is at least equal to that of the flux of vapor emitted by the explosive material not loaded onto said substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,365,071

ANTI-BALLISTIC CHAIRS

SHIELDPRO, LLC, Orange, ...

1. A piece of anti-ballistic furniture comprising:a frame;
a back portion attached to the frame, the back portion comprising an anti-ballistic back core, wherein the anti-ballistic back core comprises, a first sheet comprising a first plurality of high-strength synthetic fibers wrapped around the frame in a first direction, and a second sheet layered and overlapping with the first sheet, the second sheet comprising a second plurality of high strength synthetic fibers, each of the second plurality of high strength synthetic fibers being wrapped around each of the first plurality of high-strength synthetic fibers and the frame in a second direction, different from the first direction,
wherein the first sheet extends across substantially the entire surface of the back portion in a direction orthogonal to the first direction of the first plurality of high-strength synthetic fibers, and
wherein the second sheet extends across substantially the entire surface of the back portion in a direction orthogonal to the second direction of the second plurality of high-strength synthetic fibers; and
a seat portion attached to the frame.

US Pat. No. 10,365,064

MOUNT FOR RANGEFINDERS AND OTHER AUXILIARIES FOR SHOOTING DEVICES

Explore Scientific, LLC, ...

1. A method for calibrating a laser rangefinder for a bow, the bow having affixed thereto a bow sight with indicators of discrete shooting ranges, wherein a laser rangefinder and a visible laser projector are adapted to be alternately mounted on the bow by an articulable linkage attachable to the bow for establishing alignment between the bow sight and, when mounted thereon, the laser projector and, when mounted thereon, the rangefinder, the method comprising the steps of:sighting a target at a known distance from the bow through the bow sight using a bow sight indicator that corresponds to the known distance;
with the laser projector mounted on the bow by the articulable linkage articulating the articulable linkage to direct a laser beam from the laser projector onto the sighted target so the laser beam and the line of sight through the bow sight coincide at the target for calibrating the laser projector to the bow sight;
fixing the position of the articulable linkage in the position established by the previous step to prevent further articulation;
removing the laser projector from the articulable mount;
mounting the laser rangefinder on the bow by the articulable linkage with the articulable linkage in the position fixed by the fixing step;
sighting through the bow sight a second target at an unknown and estimated distance from the bow using the bow sight indicator that most closely corresponds to the estimated distance; and
reading the distance to the second target indicated by the laser rangefinder; and to improve aim adjusting the line of sight through the bow sight according to the distance to the second target indicated by the laser rangefinder.

US Pat. No. 10,365,063

ARCHERY BOW WITH CIRCULAR STRING TRACK

MCP IP, LLC, Sparta, WI ...

1. An archery bow comprising:a riser;
a first limb supported by the riser;
a second limb supported by the riser;
a first rotatable member supported by the first limb and arranged to rotate on a first axis, the first rotatable member comprising a bowstring track;
a second rotatable member supported by the second limb and arranged to rotate on a second axis; and
a bowstring comprising a first end attached to the first rotatable member, the bowstring extending to the second rotatable member;
wherein the bowstring track comprises a first portion and a second portion, the first portion comprising a circular arc having a constant radius from the first axis, the circular arc extending at least 90 degrees about the first axis, the second portion comprising a non-circular arc having a varying radius from the first axis, an outer periphery of the first rotatable member being continuously concave with respect to the first axis.

US Pat. No. 10,365,059

FIREARM HAVING A REMOVABLE STRIKER HOUSING

Taurus International Manu...

1. A firearm comprising:a frame with a magazine receiving grip and a trigger firing mechanism;
a barrel having an internal axial bore, a breech end, a muzzle end, and a cartridge receiving aperture;
a slide having sidewalls with at least one sidewall aperture, an interior, a breech end, a muzzle end having an aperture for exposing the bore of the barrel, and a longitudinal axis parallel to the barrel, the slide enclosing at least a portion of the barrel when the firearm is in a cocked position, the slide being slidably movable along the longitudinal axis with respect to the frame;
an insertable, removable striker housing having an aft end and a forward end, and opposing lateral sides, the striker housing including a striker and a striker block responsive to the trigger firing mechanism of the firearm, the striker housing insertably held within the slide interior, such that the striker housing forward end is proximate the barrel breech end when the striker housing is installed in the slide, said striker housing mounted to said slide sidewall through said at least one sidewall aperture.

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. 10,365,054

WEAPON DRIVE, AND WEAPON DRIVE WITH A WEAPON EMERGENCY STOP

RHEINMETALL WAFEE MUNITIO...

1. An emergency stop device for a weapon comprising:a drive for transporting a breech of the weapon;
a pin;
a kinematic system which is formed by at least one guide with a control curve;
at least one connecting rod guided in the at least one guide; and
at least one lever,
wherein, when a shot is not fired and there is no recoil, the kinematic system is without effect, such that the pin is maintained in an original position, and
wherein, when a shot is fired, the at least one connecting rod is guided along the control curve such that the at least one lever exerts a lever movement that acts on the pin to move the pin.

US Pat. No. 10,365,051

MICROCHANNEL HEAT EXCHANGER

FUJITSU GENERAL LIMITED, ...

1. A microchannel heat exchanger, comprising:a microchannel heat exchanger body including a channel layer stack formed in such a manner that a plurality of high-temperature channel layers provided with a channel for a high-temperature fluid and a plurality of low-temperature channel layers provided with a channel for a low-temperature fluid are alternately stacked, an inlet and an outlet for the high-temperature fluid, and an inlet and an outlet for the low-temperature fluid; and
a printed circuit board that is fixed to a surface of the microchannel heat exchanger body, and that has installed thereon at least a plurality of temperature sensors that are mounted on a surface of the printed circuit board and inserted in a stacking direction of the heat exchanger body in such a manner that each sensing point of the plurality of temperature sensors is arranged to be in direct contact with fluid near each of the inlet and the outlet for the high-temperature fluid and the inlet and the outlet for the low-temperature fluid.

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. 10,365,036

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. 10,365,010

WATER DRAINING STRUCTURE OF DEHUMIDIFIER AND DEHUMIDIFIER

Jiangsu Yoau Electric Co....

1. A water draining device of a dehumidifier, comprising a water receiving tray for receiving condensed water from the dehumidifier, the water receiving tray comprises a first water outlet, a main water outlet arranged outside the casing of the dehumidifier as a whole, the main water outlet being arranged opposite to the first water outlet;a pump provided on the bottom of the outside of the water receiving tray, and directly connected with the water receiving tray,
wherein said pump is a DC diaphragm type pump driven by a 3V-37V power source, wherein the pump comprises a pump body, a pump inlet, and a pump outlet, and the pump inlet and the pump outlet are on a same end of the pump body, and
wherein the water receiving tray is provided with a tray outlet connected directly with the pump inlet and a tray inlet connected directly with the pump outlet.

US Pat. No. 10,365,007

CEILING-EMBEDDED AIR CONDITIONER

FUJITSU GENERAL LIMITED, ...

1. A ceiling-embedded air conditioner comprising:a box-shaped housing that is embedded in a ceiling of an air-conditioned room and has a blowing fan and a heat exchanger;
a square decorative panel that is attached to a lower surface of the housing and covers the ceiling;
a square suction grill at a center of the decorative panel;
main body outlets that are provided along respective four sides of a bottom surface of the housing and blow heat-exchanged air;
outlets that are provided in the decorative panel along respective four sides of the decorative panel so as to correspond to the main body outlets;
coupling portions that couple adjacent outlets at corners of the decorative panel;
a blowoff path that is provided around at least a portion of a circumference of the suction grill in the decorative panel so as to correspond to the outlets and the coupling portions; and
wind direction plates that are rotatably provided along the respective four sides of the decorative panel so as to cover or open the blowoff path and are longer than a long side of the outlets, the wind direction plates having gaps between adjacent wind direction plates;
wherein the wind direction plates cover at least a portion of the blowoff path,
each of the wind direction plates comprises a first side edge, a second side edge, and two third side parts,
the second side edge is opposed to the first side edge, the first side edge being closer to the suction grill than the second side edge is,
the second side edge comprises a straight portion corresponding to each of the outlets and inclined portions that are inclined from both ends of the straight portion toward adjacent wind direction plates,
the two third side parts are positioned at ends of the first side edge, each of the two third side parts being inclined toward adjacent wind direction plates,
the decorative panel comprises an outer frame portion and an inner frame portion, which constitute the blowoff path, and
the outer frame portion comprises first straight portions and second straight portions, each of the first straight portions being parallel to the straight portion of the second side edge of the wind direction plates, each of the second straight portions being parallel to adjacent inclined portions of the wind direction plates.

US Pat. No. 10,365,006

AIR DIFFUSER WITH MANUAL AND MOTORIZED PLATES

AIRFIXTURE, LLC, Kansas ...

1. A diffuser mechanism comprising:a housing having an upper diffuser grille, a lower trash pan, and a plurality of legs coupling the diffuser grille to the trash pan;
a three-plate damper valve coupled to the housing, wherein the three-plate damper valve includes:
a manual plate positioned below, parallel and adjacent to the diffuser grille and rotatable about a central axis parallel to a path of airflow through the diffuser grille;
a fixed plate positioned below, parallel and adjacent to the manual plate, the fixed plate in a fixed relationship to the diffuser grille, wherein the manual plate is rotatable with respect to the fixed plate to selectively control a volume of airflow through the diffuser grille; and
a motorized plate positioned below, parallel and adjacent to the fixed plate and rotatable around a central axis that is coaxial with the central axis of the manual plate, wherein the motorized plate is rotatable with respect to the fixed plate to selectively control a volume of airflow through the diffuser grille; and
a motor coupled with the motorized plate to selectively actuate rotation of the motorized plate.

US Pat. No. 10,364,998

THERMOSTAT HAVING OVER CURRENT MANAGEMENT

Siemens Schweiz AG, Zuri...

1. An environmental control device for managing over current of a control input of an HVAC system, comprising:a control output terminal;
a switch having an activation input, a signal input and a signal output connected to the control output terminal and coupled to the signal input when the switch is activated via the activation input;
a power input terminal operatively connected to the signal input of the switch such that, when in receipt of a power input signal, the power input signal is presented to the signal input of the switch to drive the control input of the HVAC system when the switch is activated via the activation input;
an over current detector having a first input operatively connected to the power input terminal and an over current detector output, the over current detector comparing the power input signal when present on the power input terminal to a pre-determined current level and generating an over-current condition on the over current detector output when a current of the power input signal exceeds the pre-determined current level;
a timer;
a processor operatively coupled to the activation input, the over current detector output and the timer;
wherein the processor,
(a) activates the switch via the activation input;
(b) determines whether the over current condition is present on the over current detector output;
in response to determining the over current condition is present,
(c) initializes the timer to a pre-determined time;
(d) activates the timer;
(e) determines whether the over current condition is still present on the over current detector output when the timer reflects that the pre-determined time has expired;
in response to determining the over current condition is still present when the timer reflects that the pre-determined time has expired,
(f) deactivates the switch via the activation input; and
a counter, wherein the processor is operably coupled to the counter and further configured to:
in response to determining the over-current condition is still present when the timer reflects that the pre-determined time has expired,
(g) increment the counter;
(h) determine whether the counter exceeds a predetermined number of retries;
in response to determining the counter has not exceeded the predetermined number of retries;
(i) reactivate the switch via the activation input.

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. 10,364,987

WATER AND SCENT RESISTANT SMOKING ACCESSORY

AFG Distribution, Inc., ...

1. A portable smoking accessory comprising:a rigid body including a first end and an opposed second end and a rigid exterior wall extending between said first and second ends so as to define a first interior area;
a product chamber including a first end and an opposed second end and a continuous wall extending between said first and second ends so as to define a second interior area for holding smoking product, said product chamber being positioned at least partially within said first interior area of said rigid body, said first end of said product chamber defines an opening; and
a second cap that is configured to selectively couple to said first end of said product chamber,
wherein said rigid body is configured to fit within a pocket of a user of the portable smoking accessory,
wherein said product chamber is moveable between a closed configuration, wherein said second cap is coupled to said first end of said product chamber, and an open configuration, wherein said second cap is uncoupled from said first end of said product chamber,
wherein said product chamber is configured to retain the smoking product within said second interior area when said product chamber is in the closed configuration,
wherein said product chamber is configured to allow access to the smoking product when said product chamber is in the open configuration, thereby allowing the user of the portable smoking accessory to extract smoking product from said second interior area, and
wherein said second end of said rigid body defines a second opening for receiving a bottom end of a lighter to allow the lighter to be inserted at least partially into said first interior area, thereby retaining the lighter in close proximity to the product chamber.

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. 10,364,981

METHOD FOR DECREASING NITROGEN OXIDES OF A PULVERIZED COAL BOILER USING BURNERS OF INTERNAL COMBUSTION TYPE

YANTAI LONGYUAN POWER TEC...

1. A method for decreasing nitrogen oxides of a pulverized coal boiler using internal combustion type burners, the method consisting of:keeping ignition sources in the internal combustion type burners mounted on side walls of the boiler in a working state when operating the boiler;
igniting pulverized coal in the internal combustion type burners by using the ignition sources;
spraying ignited pulverized coal from the internal combustion type burners, into a furnace of the boiler, deferring the time of mixing of the pulverized coal with secondary air, decreasing an amount of secondary air supplied into a primary combustion zone of the boiler, under the condition that the pulverized coal is already ignited when being sprayed from the internal combustion type burners, to form a reducing atmosphere in the primary combustion zone so that the pulverized coal is burnt in an oxygen-deficient state; and
supplying over-fire air from an upper part of the furnace of the boiler into the furnace to form an oxidizing atmosphere so as to burn out the pulverized coal which is incompletely burnt in the primary combustion zone of the boiler,
wherein only primary air supplies the oxygen amount necessary for the pulverized coal combustion in the burners, such that the excess air coefficient in the burners is lower than 0.4,
wherein the burners are interiorly divided into several stages of combustion chambers, and a bent plate is provided at the elbow of the burner, dense/thin separation of the primary air and pulverized coal flow is generated at the bent plate, denser pulverized coal enters the central chamber of the burner, and the remaining thinner pulverized coal enters respective combustion chamber successively stage by stage, and an air flow of the pulverized coal is formed with denseness in the center and thinness in the surrounding in the radial direction of the burner, and the bent plate is arranged near the outside radius of the elbow as a single layer in radial direction of the burner.

US Pat. No. 10,364,979

BOILER FEED TANK ENERGY RECOVERY SYSTEM

Daniel Steam, Inc., Torr...

1. A boiler system comprising:a closed vessel for heating liquid under pressure to create a first steam, said closed vessel connected to a steam utilizing device;
said steam utilizing device configured to utilize said first steam and emit a second steam and condensate;
a feed water tank connected to said steam utilizing device, said feed water tank capable of receiving said second steam and condensate from said steam utilizing device;
said feed water tank further comprising:
a first heat exchanger located within a low pressure steam portion of said feed water tank;
said first heat exchanger having a conduit with a first inlet coupled to a make-up water source and a first outlet located in said low pressure steam portion of said feed water tank;
wherein said first heat exchanger is capable of allowing heat from steam within said low pressure steam portion of said feed water tank to be recovered and applied to make-up water entering said feed water tank from said make-up water source via the first heat exchanger;
a second heat exchanger;
said second heat exchanger having a second inlet connected to said steam utilizing device such that said second heat exchanger receives said condensate and second steam from said steam utilizing device;
said second heat exchanger having a second outlet to said feed water tank in said low pressure steam portion such that said second steam and condensate from said steam utilizing device is returned to said feed water tank;
wherein said second heat exchanger is capable of applying heat from said second steam and condensate to heat feed water in said feed water tank that is waiting to be cycled back into said closed vessel; and
wherein said feed water tank is connected to a first feed water pump for pumping said condensate as feed water back into said closed vessel.

US Pat. No. 10,364,976

LIGHT SOURCE DEVICE FOR OUTDOOR LAMP

DONGGUAN PAN AMERICAN ELE...

1. A light source device for an outdoor lamp, comprising:a lamp base assembly comprising:
a retaining base having a sliding slot;
a mounting member being capable of sliding along the sliding slot, and
a bracket being substantially U-shaped, wherein the bracket is provided with a at least one connection hole on both top ends thereof and has a base portion which is removably connected to the mounting member;
a heat dissipation assembly connected to the lamp base assembly, the heat dissipation assembly comprising a heat sink connected to both ends of the bracket, and a fan connected to the heat sink; and
a light source assembly comprising a printed circuit board connected to the heat sink and an LED chip packaged on the printed circuit board;
wherein the heat sink comprises a heat sink body and two fixing pieces connected to both sides of the heat sink body, respectively, the sink body is provided with a plurality of heat sink fins, and each fixing piece is connected to a corresponding end of the bracket;
wherein each fixing piece is provided with a hanging hole; the light source device further comprises a hanging bracket substantially shaped as an inverted Y, and both ends of the hanging bracket are respectively provided with a hook latching in the hanging holes.

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. 10,364,955

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. 10,364,954

LENS HEATING SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR AN LED LIGHTING SYSTEM

J.W. SPEAKER CORPORATION,...

1. A heating system for heating the lens of a lighting system, the heating system comprising:a substantially clear thermoplastic substrate;
a conductive ink or film circuit including traces that are generally equal in length, positioned on the thermoplastic substrate to heat the thermoplastic substrate;
a lens heater circuit, with a lens heater controller operatively coupled to the lens heater circuit;
a busbar disposed on a non-power connect side of the heating system and configured to connect the traces; and
wherein a heating output of the conductive ink or film circuit is regulated based upon a sensed temperature of the conductive ink or film circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,364,933

PUCK WEAR DETECTION

Momentive Performance Mat...

1. A method to control surface wear on a nozzle-down cartridge puck, comprising:determining an extent of acceptable wear to a contact surface of the nozzle-down cartridge puck;
providing the contact surface with at least one bore;
imbedding a fastener with a head and stem into each bore so that the head is within the at least one bore the determined extent of acceptable wear; and
replacing the contact surface when the head is substantially level with a worn contact surface.

US Pat. No. 10,364,931

COMPOSITION AND METHOD FOR PREPARING CORROSION RESISTANT MULTIFUNCTIONAL COATINGS

OCEANIT LABORATORIES, INC...

1. A multifunctional coating method, comprising:cleaning a surface;
applying a layer of corrosion-resistant alloy coating to the surface by at least one of electroless plating, brush plating, and electroplating;
modifying and functionalizing the layer of corrosion-resistant alloy coating by chemical and/or electrochemical etching and attachment of hydroxyl, epoxy, acrylic, or amines functional groups, prior to application of an oleo-hydrophobic composite coating; and,
applying the oleo-hydrophobic composite coating over the corrosion-resistant alloy coating; wherein the oleo-hydrophobic composite coating comprises metallic nanoparticles embedded in a coating matrix.

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. 10,364,923

GRIP ELEMENTS FOR GRIP RING

Krausz Industries Ltd., ...

1. An article comprising:an accessory for a clamp assembly comprising a grip element that has a wedge shape including a wedging surface, and rows of elongate teeth on said wedging surface, wherein said teeth are elongate in a circumferential direction, said rows being spaced from one another in an axial direction, wherein said elongate teeth in at least one of the rows are separated from each other by a gap in said circumferential direction, and said wedging surface further comprising at least two rows of polygonal teeth shaped as a triangle, as viewed in a direction perpendicular to both said circumferential and axial directions, said polygonal teeth being spaced from said rows of elongate teeth in the axial direction, and wherein a portion of at least one of the polygonal teeth in one of the rows of said polygonal teeth extends into a space between two adjacent polygonal teeth of another one of the rows of said polygonal teeth.

US Pat. No. 10,364,922

FLEXIBLE JOINT

SEUNGJIN IND. CO., LTD, ...

1. A flexible joint comprising:a socket including: a front end portion provided with a plurality of O-ring grooves, and a male threaded portion extending outward radially, circumferentially, and stepwisely from the front end portion with male threads formed thereon;
a nut including: an engaging portion engaged with an outer circumferential surface of the front end portion, and a female threaded portion extending stepwisely from the engaging portion and engaged with the male threaded portion;
a sprinkler flexible tube communicating with an inner circumference of the socket, and having an enlarged portion and a straight pipe having a same inner diameter as an inner diameter of the socket provided at an end of the sprinkler flexible tube, and said enlarged portion is configured to be enlarged to have a same inner diameter as an outer diameter of the front end portion and is inserted between the front end portion of the socket and the engaging portion of the nut, and a leak-proof portion bent outward from an end of the enlarged portion; and
O-rings fitted over the O-ring grooves.

US Pat. No. 10,364,912

THERMAL VOLUME CONTROL FOR AN ACTUATOR ASSEMBLY

Emerson Process Managemen...

1. An actuator assembly, the actuator assembly comprising:an actuator housing extending along a housing axis from a first end to a second end opposite the first end, the actuator housing having at least one interior side surface defining an actuator interior;
a cylinder extending along the housing axis from a first end to a second end opposite the first end, the second end of the cylinder being adjacent to the second end of the actuator housing, the cylinder having at least one interior side surface defining a cylinder interior, the cylinder interior being in fluid communication with a source of pressurized fluid, wherein the cylinder is disposed at least partially within the actuator interior, and wherein the cylinder has a cylinder aperture at the first end of the cylinder;
a ram member extending along the housing axis from a first end to a second end opposite the first end, the second end of the ram member being disposed within the cylinder interior and the first end of the ram member being disposed outside of the cylinder interior, the ram member having a piston head disposed at the second end of the ram member, and a ram stem extends from the piston head to the first end of the ram member, wherein a portion of the ram stem is slidably received in the cylinder aperture, wherein a cross-sectional area of the piston head is greater than a cross-sectional area of the ram stem, wherein pressure from the source of pressurized fluid within the cylinder interior acts on the piston head to move the ram member relative to the cylinder between a first position and a second position;
a collar extending along the housing axis from a first end to a second end opposite the first end, the second end of the collar being adjacent to or in contact with the first end of the ram member, the collar having at least one interior side surface defining a collar interior;
a spring seat disposed within the actuator interior, the spring seat extending along the housing axis from a first end to a second end opposite the first end, the spring seat having a base member that extends along the housing axis from the first end of the seat spring towards the second end of the spring seat, the spring seat also including a seating portion coupled to the base member, the base member having at least one interior side surface defining a base member interior, wherein the base member has a base member aperture at the first end of the spring seat, and wherein the first end of the collar is in contact with a portion of the base member surrounding the base member aperture;
a resilient member disposed within the actuator interior, the resilient member extending along the housing axis from a first end to a second end opposite the first end, and the second end of the resilient member engages the seating portion of the spring seat to bias the second end of the spring seat towards the second end of the actuator housing;
a rod member extending along the housing axis from a first end to a second end opposite the first end, wherein a portion of the rod member extends through the base member aperture such that the second end of the rod member is disposed within the collar interior, the first end of the rod member adapted to be directly or indirectly coupled to a control member of a control valve; and
an engagement member coupled to the rod member at or adjacent to the second end of the rod member such that the engagement member is disposed within the collar interior, wherein the rod member and the engagement member are displaceable relative to the collar such that the second end of the rod member does not contact a portion of the second end of the collar.

US Pat. No. 10,364,903

MULTIFUNCTIONAL SOFTENING VALVE AND WATER PROCESSING APPARATUS THEREOF

WENZHOU RUNXIN MANUFACTUR...

1. A multi-functional softener valve comprising: a valve body, an injector, a moving disk, a fixed disk and a brine control valve, wherein: the valve body is provided with an inlet, an outlet, a drain and a brine absorption branch of a flow channel, and is also provided with through-holes connected to an upper filter, a lower filter, an injector inlet, and an injector outlet; wherein the injector outlet is connected to the lower filter such that water can pass from the injector outlet to the lower filter without contacting the fixed disk or moving disk; a brine inlet is located in the brine absorption branch of the flow channel; the brine control valve is located on the brine inlet; a plurality of the through-holes are located in the fixed disk, and the through-holes are distributed in six equal sectors of a circular face of the fixed disk, wherein, on the circular face of the fixed disk, in a counterclockwise direction, a first through-hole and a second through-hole are connected to the upper filter with the upper filter being connected to the valve body, a third through-hole is connected to the lower filter, a fourth through-hole is connected to the outlet, and a fifth through-hole is connected to the injector inlet, a sixth through-hole is set in a center of the circular face of the fixed disk that is connected to a drain of the valve body; the circular face of the fixed disk matches with a circular face of the moving disk; and on the circular face of the moving disk, an inlet through-hole connected to the inlet of the valve body, a radial blind hole that is from a center to circumferential direction, and an arc-shaped blind hole are set.

US Pat. No. 10,364,901

VACUUM GATE VALVE

KITZ SCT CORPORATION, To...

1. A vacuum gate valve controlling the opening and closing of a flow path, the vacuum gate valve comprising: two longitudinally-elongated housing bodies opposingly disposed, the housing bodies each comprising a piston rod movable in a longitudinal direction, and a cam member fixedly attached to an upper portion of the piston rod and having a cam groove; a valve body open/close drive body provided between the two longitudinally-elongated housing bodies, the valve body open/close drive body comprising on each of the both sides: a cam roller at an upper portion of the valve body open/close drive body, the cam roller guided to the cam groove of the housing bodies so as to be able to swing; a spring receiving unit positioned below the cam roller and disposed at a lower portion of the cam member; and a spring resiliently supported between the spring receiving unit and the piston rod; a stem fixed to an upper portion of the valve body open/close drive body; and an elongated rectangular-shaped valve body located at an upper end of the stem, wherein the elongated rectangular-shaped valve body comprises a valve body seal member, wherein a lower position of each of the longitudinally-elongated housing bodies and the valve body open/close drive body have portions of a stopper unit for limiting ascension of the valve body open/close drive body between the longitudinally-elongated housing bodies, and a support structure engaged with the stopper unit and rotatable within the stopper unit, wherein as the piston rod ascends, the support structure engages with the stopper unit, and as the piston rod continues to further ascend, the piston rod causes the cam roller to be pushed in direction of the flow path, wherein the flow path is closed by a pendulum motion of the valve body open/close drive body with the cam roller taken as an external force and the stopper unit as a fulcrum, wherein the pendulum motion rotates the elongated rectangular-shaped valve body at the end of the pendulum motion towards an opening of the flow path, providing pressure that closes the flow path.

US Pat. No. 10,364,893

KEY SEAL AND VALVE

PROSERV OPERATIONS, INC.,...

1. A sliding seal assembly comprising:a body having opening extending therethrough, the opening including a circumferential wall;
a first sealing element comprising a block and a pin extending therefrom disposed in the opening, wherein the block includes a first annular wall extending around the pin, a second wall facing away from the first annular wall, the second wall is a distal planar second wall and a circumferential wall interconnecting the first annular wall and the distal planar second wall;
a second sealing element comprising an annular plate having a plate opening therethrough disposed in the opening in the body, the pin of the first sealing element extending inwardly of the plate opening of the second sealing element, wherein the second sealing element includes a third annular wall surrounding the plate opening therethrough and a fourth annular wall facing away from the third annular wall, the third annular wall of the second sealing element facing the first annular wall of the first sealing element, the pin moveable within the opening and in conjunction with the first and third annular walls forming a seal gland therebetween, the depth of the seal gland extending from the pin to the distal circumferential ends of the first and the second annular walls;
a sealing ring disposed in the seal gland, the sealing ring comprising a body having a first width which is less than the depth of the seal gland and a second width, extending transverse to the first width, greater than the first width, the sealing ring disposed in the body such that the sealing ring contacts the first annular wall and the opposed, third annular wall across the second width;
a first seal plate having a first sealing surface having an opening therethrough, the first sealing surface directly contacting the second wall of the first sealing element and a second sealing plate having a second sealing surface directly contacting the fourth annular wall of the second sealing element;
wherein in the sealing ring is moveable between a first sealing ring position wherein the sealing ring contacts the pin and a second sealing ring position wherein the sealing ring contacts the circumferential wall of the opening.

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. 10,364,888

CONTROL DEVICE FOR CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSMISSION

JATCO LTD, Fuji-Shi (JP)...

1. A control device for a continuously variable transmission which includes a belt wound around a primary pulley and a secondary pulley, and which is shifted by controlling a belt clamping force of the primary pulley and of the secondary pulley, the control device comprising:an oil pump and a pressure regulator valve configured to generate a line pressure;
a pilot valve configured to supply a pilot pressure regulated so as not to exceed a first predetermined pressure when the line pressure exceeds the first predetermined pressure; and
a control unit to control the continuously variable transmission, the control unit being configured to
generate the clamping force by controlling the pilot pressure; and
increase the line pressure to be greater than the first predetermined pressure when a control to increase the line pressure is performed when the line pressure is lower than the first predetermined pressure.

US Pat. No. 10,364,887

CONTROL SYSTEM FOR A CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSMISSION

Punch Powertrain NV, Sin...

3. A control system for a continuously variable transmission, the continuously variable transmission having a transmission ratio and a torque transmitted through the transmission, the continuously variable transmission including a pump providing system hydraulic pressure, the control system comprising:a control unit; and
an electronically controllable pressure relief valve in hydraulic communication with the pump;
wherein the electronically controllable pressure relief valve is responsive to an electric control signal from the control unit;
wherein the electronically controllable pressure relief valve has a set point related to a set transmission ratio and a set value of the torque transmitted through the transmission; and
wherein the value of the system hydraulic pressure increases as the transmission ratio increases and as the torque transmitted through the transmission increases.

US Pat. No. 10,364,878

COMPACT FLEX GEAR FOR STRAIN WAVE GEARING

Simmons Precision Product...

1. A flex gear comprising:a hub having an axis, a rim portion, a first interface feature, and a first contact race;
a tooth ring including a first plurality of gear teeth and a second contact race; and
a plurality of flex elements located between and connected to the rim portion and the tooth ring.

US Pat. No. 10,364,875

MICRO-TRACTION DRIVE UNIT AND HYDROSTATIC TRANSMISSION

Kanzaki Kokyukoki Mfg. Co...

1. A micro-traction drive unit capable of attachment to a hydrostatic transmission (“HST”) in which a hydraulic pump and a hydraulic motor that are fluidly connected to each other and at least one of which is a variable volume type are respectively supported by a pump shaft and a motor shaft so as to be incapable of relative rotation and are accommodated in an HST case, and an input end of the pump shaft extends outward from the HST case, the micro-traction drive unit comprising:an inner ring;
an outer ring;
a plurality of rolling elements;
a retainer retaining the plurality of rolling elements;
a micro-traction drive case accommodating the inner ring, the outer ring, the plurality of rolling elements, and the retainer, and removably connected to the HST case such that the micro-traction drive case is directly connected to the HST case, wherein the micro-traction drive case comprises a continuous peripheral wall that surrounds at least the inner ring, the outer ring, the plurality of rolling elements, and the retainer; and
a power-transmitting shaft supported by the micro-traction drive case and incapable of rotation relative to the retainer and positioned coaxially with the inner ring, wherein
an opposite end of the power-transmitting shaft from the inner ring extends outward from the micro-traction drive case so as to form an input end operatively connected to a driving source;
the micro-traction drive case has an access opening on a side that faces the HST case when connected to the HST case; and
the input end of the pump shaft is removably connected via the access opening to a central hole of the inner ring so as to be incapable of rotation relative to the inner ring, wherein the micro-traction drive case is directly connected to the HST case in such a manner that the peripheral wall of the micro-traction drive case surrounds the input end of the pump shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,364,874

TRANSMISSION AND ENGINE CONFIGURATION

Hydro-Gear Limited Partne...

1. A modular drive device, comprising:an engine crankshaft disposed in an engine housing;
a plurality of gears disposed in the engine housing and driven by the engine crankshaft;
a center section attached to the engine housing and comprising a pump running surface, a motor running surface and hydraulic porting connecting the pump running surface to the motor running surface, wherein the pump running surface is located inside the engine housing and the motor running surface is located external to the engine housing and the hydraulic porting shares oil with the engine crankshaft and the plurality of gears;
a first pump located in the engine housing and rotatably disposed on the pump running surface, wherein the first pump comprises a first pump shaft offset from the engine crankshaft and driven by a first gear of the plurality of gears;
a motor housing engaged to the center section adjacent the motor running surface;
a first motor located in the motor housing and rotatably disposed on the motor running surface, wherein the first motor is located entirely outside the engine housing and is hydraulically connected to the first pump through the hydraulic porting; and
a first axle driven by the first motor and extending out from the motor housing.

US Pat. No. 10,364,855

DISC BRAKE CALIPER

AKEBONO BRAKE INDUSTRY CO...

1. A disc brake caliper, comprising;an outer body, provided to be opposed to an outer side surface of a rotor configured to be rotated with a vehicle wheel, and including an outer cylinder which is opened towards the outer side surface;
an inner body, provided to be opposed to an inner side surface of the rotor, and including an inner cylinder which is opened towards the inner side surface; and
joining parts, provided outside of the rotor in a radial direction of the rotor and extending from the inner side surface of the rotor to the outer side surface of the rotor, and connecting the inner body and the outer body with each other at both end portions in a circumferential direction of the rotor so that an opening part which is penetrated in the radial direction is formed between the joining parts and defined by the outer body, the inner body and the joining parts,
wherein an inward end edge of both end edges in the circumferential direction of at least one of the joining parts, which defines an end part of the opening part in the circumferential direction, is inclined relative to an axial direction of the rotor towards a central part in the circumferential direction of the outer body from an inner end at the inner side surface of the rotor to an outer end at the outer side surface of the rotor of the opening part in the axial direction of the rotor, so that a length of the opening part in the circumferential direction is shortened from the inner body to the outer body such that the opening part is asymmetric in the axial direction across the rotor,
the inclined end edges of the opening part are the most protruded edges of the opening part toward a center of the disc brake caliper in the circumferential direction, and
the inward end edge which defines the end part of the opening part in the circumferential direction is inclined 10 to 30 degrees.

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. 10,364,842

LONG TRAVEL AIR BEARING LINEAR STAGE

New Way Machine Component...

1. A method of assembling a long travel aerostatic linear stage, the method comprising:machining a plurality of metal plates to create bearing surfaces on one side;
arranging the plurality of metal plates end to end in a linear fashion bearing surface down on a precision surface;
attaching a rail to the back surface of the plurality of metal plates to create a rail having a bearing surface;
repeat the machining, the arranging, and the attaching steps to create a plurality of rails having bearing surfaces;
mounting each of the plurality of rails having bearing surfaces to a frame using adjustable mounts; and
aligning the rails having bearing surfaces using the adjustable mounts in a parallel planar configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,364,794

WHEEL-HUB DRIVEN WIND TURBINES

Yueli Electric (Jiangsu) ...

1. A wheel-hub driven wind turbine apparatus, comprising:a body;
at least one vertical-axis wind turbine blade mounted on the body and configured to translate wind forces exerting on the at least one vertical-axis wind turbine blade to the body, causing the body to move;
at least one wheel-hub attached to the body and configured to rotate when driven by the movement of the body;
at least one generator disposed next to the at least one wheel-hub and configured to generate electrical power when driven by the rotation of the at least one wheel-hub, the at least one generator comprising a rotor, a first generator, and a second generator,
wherein
the at least one wheel-hub is separated from the rotor while being magnetically coupled to the rotor, and
the at least one wheel-hub is configured to magnetically drive the rotor;
a detector unit on the body configured to detect wind speeds; and
a control unit on the body coupled to the detector unit, the first generator, and the second generator, the control unit being configured to:
operate the first generator when the detector detects a first wind speed, and
operate the second generator when the detector detects a second wind speed.

US Pat. No. 10,364,766

METHOD FOR DETECTING AN INCLINATION OF A WHEEL RELATIVE TO THE HORIZONTAL

CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE FR...

1. A method for detecting an inclination, relative to the ground considered as a horizontal plane defined as being perpendicular to the direction of the gravity vector defining the vertical, of a wheel of a motor vehicle, the method comprising:measuring two accelerations (x?, z?) by using two accelerometers mounted on the wheel and suitable for measuring the acceleration (x?, z?) at a point of said wheel along a first axis (x) and along a second axis (z), respectively, the first axis (x) and the second axis (z) being in the plane of said wheel and orthogonal, and
calculating the components (Gx, Gz) of a gravity (G) vector in a reference frame formed by the first axis (x) and the second axis (z) from the measurements of accelerations (x?, z?),
determining the modulus of the gravity (G) vector from the calculated components (Gx, Gz), and
determining a position of inclination of the wheel relative to the ground considered as a horizontal plane defined as being perpendicular to the direction of the gravity vector defining the vertical, by comparing the value of the modulus of the gravity (G) vector with a predetermined value (Gmax).

US Pat. No. 10,364,761

TURBOCHARGER

MAHLE FILTER SYSTEMS JAPA...

1. A turbocharger, comprising:a turbine wheel driven by exhaust gas from an internal combustion engine;
a first compressor wheel and a second compressor wheel coaxially coupled to the turbine wheel via a shaft member;
a main housing accommodating the first and second compressor wheels and having defined therein a communication passage through which air compressed by the first compressor wheel flows to the second compressor wheel; and
an electric motor arranged in the communication passage,
wherein the electric motor comprises
the shaft member as a rotation shaft thereof: and
a cylindrical motor housing provided in the main housing, the cylindrical motor housing having a first end portion facing the first compressor wheel, and a second end portion located opposite from the first end portion in an axial direction of the shaft member and facing the second compressor wheel, and
wherein the first and second end portions of the cylindrical motor housing are in fluid communication with the communication passage via a first air introduction channel and a second air introduction channel such that compressed air is introduced from the communication passage to the inside of the cylindrical motor housing through the first end portion of the cylindrical motor housing, flows through an inside of the cylindrical motor housing in the axial direction of the shaft member and is discharged to the communication passage through the second end portion of the cylindrical motor housing;
wherein a first cylindrical member is provided and fixed between the first compressor wheel and the cylindrical motor housing, the first cylindrical member including the first air introduction channel which is perpendicular with respect to a longitudinal axis of the shaft member and the second air introduction channel which is parallel with respect to the longitudinal axis of the shaft member; and
wherein the first air introduction channel intersects the second air introduction channel prior to compressed air flowing into the first end portion of the cylindrical motor housing.

US Pat. No. 10,364,739

SYNERGISTIC INDUCTION AND TURBOCHARGING IN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE SYSTEMS

Bright Acceleration Techn...

1. An internal combustion engine system comprising:a first cylinder assembly comprising:
a first cylinder having a first cylinder displacement;
a first intake valve system comprising:
a first intake valve controlling admission of combustion air to the first cylinder from a first intake port; and
a second intake valve controlling admission of combustion air to the first cylinder from a second intake port; and
a first induction system comprising a first throttle mechanism affixed in close proximity to the first intake valve system, the first throttle mechanism comprising:
a first throttle operationally affixed to control combustion air flow into the first cylinder through the first intake port, wherein the first throttle and the first intake valve define a first throttle-to-intake volume in a first intake channel; and
a second throttle operationally affixed to control combustion air flow into the first cylinder through the second intake port, wherein the second throttle and the second intake valve define a second throttle-to-intake volume in a second intake channel;
wherein the sum of the first throttle-to-intake volume plus the second throttle-to-intake volume is not more than 80% of the first cylinder displacement;
a second cylinder assembly comprising:
a second cylinder having a second cylinder displacement;
a second intake valve system comprising
a third intake valve controlling admission of combustion air to the second cylinder from a third intake port; and
a fourth intake valve controlling admission of combustion air to the second cylinder from a fourth intake port; and
a second induction system comprising a second throttle mechanism affixed in close proximity to the second intake valve system, the second throttle mechanism comprising:
a third throttle operationally affixed to control combustion air flow into the second cylinder through the third intake port, wherein the third throttle and the third intake valve define a third throttle-to-intake volume in a third intake channel; and
a fourth throttle operationally affixed to control combustion air flow into the second cylinder through the fourth intake port, wherein the fourth throttle and the fourth intake valve define a fourth throttle-to-intake volume in a fourth intake channel;
wherein the sum of the third throttle-to-intake volume plus the fourth throttle-to-intake volume is not more than 80% of the second cylinder displacement;
a third cylinder assembly comprising:
a third cylinder having a third cylinder displacement;
a third intake valve system comprising
a fifth intake valve controlling admission of combustion air to the third cylinder from a fifth intake port; and
a sixth intake valve controlling admission of combustion air to the third cylinder from a sixth intake port; and
a third induction system comprising a third throttle mechanism affixed in close proximity to the third intake valve system, the third throttle mechanism comprising:
a fifth throttle operationally affixed to control combustion air flow into the third cylinder through the fifth intake port, wherein the fifth throttle and the fifth intake valve define a fifth throttle-to-intake volume in a fifth intake channel; and
a sixth throttle operationally affixed to control combustion air flow into the third cylinder through the sixth intake port, wherein the sixth throttle and the sixth intake valve define a sixth throttle-to-intake volume in a sixth intake channel;
wherein the sum of the fifth throttle-to-intake volume plus the sixth throttle-to-intake volume is not more than 80% of the third cylinder displacement; and
an air flow equalizing system comprising:
a first equalizing passage connecting the first intake port downstream of the first throttle to the third intake port downstream of the third throttle;
a second equalizing passage connecting the third intake port downstream of the third throttle to the fifth intake port downstream of the fifth throttle;
a first equalizing port valve configured to control air flow through the first equalizing passage; and
a second equalizing port valve configured to control air flow through the second equalizing passage.

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. 10,364,704

POSITIONING BODIES RELATIVE TO ONE ANOTHER USING SPRING ELEMENT(S) AND AN ELASTOMERIC BODY

Rohr, Inc., Chula Vista,...

1. A system comprising an assembly adapted to support a first body relative to a second body, the assembly comprising:an elastomeric body configured with a mounting aperture for receiving the first body, the elastomeric body comprising a first protrusion and a second protrusion;
a frame wrapped about a perimeter of the elastomeric body, the frame configured with a first window and a second window, the first protrusion extending through the first window to a distal end of the first protrusion, and the second protrusion extending through the second window to a distal end of the second protrusion; and
first and second spring elements adapted to mount to the second body;
the elastomeric body disposed between the first and the second spring elements such that the first spring element engages the distal end of the first protrusion and the second spring element engages the distal end of the second protrusion.

US Pat. No. 10,364,702

DE-ICING NOSE FOR LOW-PRESSURE COMPRESSOR OF AN AXIAL TURBINE ENGINE

Safran Aeroboosters SA, ...

1. An axial turbine engine splitter nose, said nose comprising:an annular separation surface with a circular leading edge, the annular separation surface being structured and operable to separate an upstream flow into two annular flows, the annular separation surface being axisymmetric around an axis; and
an electrical de-icing device with an electrical heating element; the electrical heating element comprises at least one electric heating strip which is structured and operable to prevent the formation of ice on the annular separation surface, the nose further comprising:
an annular partition with a variable-thickness portion forming an annular body, the annular body having a maximum thickness in a region of the circular leading edge; and
a layer of dielectric material,
wherein the annular body comprises an external annular step protruding radially outwardly so as to form a contact surface perpendicular to the axis, the annular body extending upstream and downstream of the external annular step, and
wherein the contact surface extends radially from an inner circular edge to an outer circular edge, and the layer of dielectric material axially abuts the contact surface between the inner circular edge and the outer circular edge.

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. 10,364,658

DOWNHOLE PUMP WITH CONTROLLED TRAVELING VALVE

VLP LIFT SYSTEMS, LLC, R...

1. A fluid pump apparatus for an artificial lift system, the fluid pump apparatus comprising:a barrel having an interior and a lower end, said barrel having a first wide inner diameter section and a second wide inner diameter section and a reduced inner diameter section between said first wide inner diameter section and said second wide inner diameter section, said barrel having an opening at a top thereof and an opening at the lower end thereof;
a standing valve positioned at said lower end of said barrel, said standing valve movable between an open position and a closed position;
a plunger reciprocatingly mounted within said barrel, said plunger having a wide diameter section and a narrow diameter section positioned above said wide diameter section, said plunger having a first aperture at an upper portion of said plunger and a second aperture extending through a wall of said plunger so as to open to a channel extending longitudinally through said plunger, said plunger having a central chamber, said central chamber having a first shoulder located below said first aperture and above said second aperture;
a traveling valve positioned in an interior of said plunger so as to control fluid flow through said plunger, said traveling valve having a head portion and a body extending downwardly from said head portion, said body slidably movable within an interior of said plunger, said body having a fluid-passing channel therein that opens to an exterior of said body, said shoulder defining a seating area for said traveling valve; and
a spring mounted to said plunger and to said traveling valve so as to urge said traveling valve into sealing relation with said shoulder of said plunger.

US Pat. No. 10,364,654

INLET-OUTLET SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SUBSEA STORAGE

NOV Subsea Products AS, ...

1. Method for emptying a gravity separated crude oil from a storage system comprisinga flexible bag for storing the crude oil, wherein the flexible bag is arranged within a protection structure with a structure volume, wherein the protection structure comprises a bottom element forming the lower section of the protection structure, the flexible bag is connected to a flange, wherein the flange is connected to the protection structure,
the flange comprises at least one fluid conduit providing fluid communication between a storage volume inside the flexible bag and a position outside the protection structure,
characterised in that
the method comprises
providing a first outlet pipe with an opening arranged inside the flexible bag near the bottom element wherein the first outlet pipe is connected to and in fluid communication with the at least one fluid conduit,
providing a perforated tube surrounding the outlet pipe providing an annulus fluid passage,
supplying water to the structure volume, and
emptying the crude oil from the storage volume through the at least one fluid conduit by allowing the crude oil to flow through the perforations in the perforated tube, through the annulus fluid passage to the opening of the first outlet pipe, thereby securing removal of a crude oil phase gravity separated within the flexible bag.

US Pat. No. 10,364,650

MULTI-STAGE HYDRAULIC FRACTURING TOOL AND SYSTEM

2054351 ALBERTA LTD, Cal...

1. A system for controllably exposing selected locations along a wellbore to a pressurized fluid, the wellbore including an elongated casing disposed therein, the casing defining an internal borehole extending longitudinally with the wellbore, the casing having one or more ports extending through the casing, the system comprising:an actuation member configured for travelling down the borehole in a longitudinal direction, the actuation member including a wedged portion and a groove formed at least partially circumferentially around an outer surface of the actuation member, the groove having a first length in the longitudinal direction;
a first sliding sleeve member for disposal within the borehole and having an aperture for receiving the actuation member therein, the first sliding sleeve member configured to initially cover one of the one or more ports, and further configured to move downhole in response to force in the longitudinal direction to uncover the port; and
one or more inward-facing protrusions connected to the first sliding sleeve member, the protrusions at least initially protruding radially into the aperture, the protrusions having a second length in the longitudinal direction, the second length being less than or equal to the first length, one or both of the protrusions and the groove configured, upon alignment of the protrusions and the groove, to move radially toward the other due to a biasing force so that the protrusions are received within the groove, whereupon the predetermined amount of force is transferred from the actuation member to the sleeve member,
wherein one or both of the actuation member and the first sliding sleeve have a deformation region, wherein the deformation region of the first sliding sleeve has the one or more inward facing protrusions; wherein the biasing force is generated by one or both of: resilient radial outward deformation of the deformation region of the first sliding sleeve member, and resilient radial inward deformation of the actuation member, said resilient radial outward and inward deformation occurring in response to action of the wedged portion on the protrusions during downhole motion of the actuation member past the protrusions.

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. 10,364,643

METHODS FOR FORMULATING A CEMENT SLURRY FOR USE IN A SUBTERRANEAN SALT FORMATION USING GEOMETRIC MODELING

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A method comprising:designing a proposed cement slurry based on an experimentally determined salt creep profile for a single salt at a first location in a wellbore in a subterranean salt formation;
experimentally determining whether the proposed cement slurry is capable of forming a wellbore load resistant cement sheath at the first location based on actual thermal and thermo-mechanical properties of the proposed cement slurry;
theoretically determining whether the proposed cement slurry is capable of forming the wellbore load resistant cement sheath at the first location, the theoretical determination comprising: designing an electronic, cross-section geometric model of the subterranean salt formation at the first location, wherein the geometric model represents the subterranean salt formation, a casing, and the proposed cement slurry after curing, and
simulating a plane-strain condition of wellbore loads on the cured proposed cement slurry at the first location in the subterranean formation using the geometric model; and
establishing a final cement slurry capable of forming the wellbore load resistant cement sheath based on the experimental and theoretical determinations.

US Pat. No. 10,364,642

DEGRADABLE DOWNHOLE TOOLS AND COMPONENTS

Bubbletight, LLC, Needvi...

1. A tool, comprising:a body having an axial bore extending therethrough;
one or more slips arranged about the body and configured to extend radially to engage an interior wall of a wellbore conduit; and
a sealing member configured to form a seal between an outer surface of the body and the interior wall of the wellbore conduit,
wherein the one or more slips is formed from a first polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) that includes a fiberglass reinforcing material compound and the sealing member is formed from a second PVA compound that is different from the first PVA compound.

US Pat. No. 10,364,634

HYDRAULIC JAR WITH LOW RESET FORCE

Thru Tubing Solutions, In...

1. A hydraulic jarring tool for use with a well conduit in an oil or gas well, the tool comprising:a housing;
a mandrel;
wherein one of the mandrel and the housing is attachable to the well conduit and the other of the mandrel and the housing is attachable to a fixed object in the well;
wherein the housing and the mandrel have telescopically engaged portions that are axially movable relative to each other to fire and reset the tool;
wherein the telescopically engaged portions of the housing and the mandrel are configured to form a hydraulic chamber therebetween, the hydraulic chamber including a low pressure chamber, a high pressure chamber, and a narrow diameter seal bore therebetween;
wherein the seal bore has a smaller diameter section and a larger diameter section between the smaller diameter section and the high pressure chamber;
an impact surface formed on each of the housing and the mandrel;
a piston supported in the hydraulic chamber for relative movement between the high and low pressure chambers through the seal bore, wherein the piston comprises a cup with an open end terminating in a lip, the open end of the cup facing the high pressure chamber, the cup being deformable in response to fluid pressure, so that as the piston moves through the seal bore towards the high pressure chamber, the lip of the cup expands permanently to a diameter larger than the smaller diameter section of the seal bore;
an unrestricted flow path configured to allow hydraulic fluid to pass through the seal bore as the piston moves through the seal bore towards the low pressure chamber to reset the tool; and
a restricted flow path configured to restrict the flow of hydraulic fluid as the piston moves through the seal bore towards the high pressure chamber to fire the tool and create a jarring impact between the impact surfaces.

US Pat. No. 10,364,633

METHOD AND MOBILE CUTTING TOOL FOR CUTTING A SUBSEA TUBULAR STRUCTURE

Smart Installations AS, ...

1. A mobile cutting tool for cutting a subsea tubular structure, the mobile cutting tool comprising:a tool body having an enclosure for receiving the subsea tubular structure;
a non-rotatable cutting element configured to carry out a translational cutting movement through the enclosure so as to cut the subsea tubular structure;
an actuator mounted on the tool body at one side of the enclosure and configured to actuate the non-rotatable cutting element;
a reaction member located at an opposite side of the enclosure, opposite to the cutting element, and configured to apply a reaction force on the subsea tubular structure during cutting; and
a further actuator comprising a hydraulic cylinder mounted at the opposite side of the enclosure of the tool body, the further actuator configured to actuate a piston rod or thread bar coupled to the reaction member so as to open and close the enclosure, for receiving and retaining the subsea tubular structure, respectively.

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. 10,364,627

SENSOR TRANSPORTATION APPARATUS AND GUIDE DEVICE

PETROMAC IP LIMITED, Auc...

1. A sensor transportation apparatus to convey an elongate sensor assembly through a wellbore, the sensor transportation apparatus comprising:at least one engagement structure to connect the sensor transportation apparatus to the sensor assembly, and
one or more wheels arranged to rotate about an axis of rotation substantially perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the sensor assembly when the transportation apparatus is connected to the sensor assembly, and
an orientation structure defining a form having a transverse outline which has a rotational centre, wherein the rotational centre is offset from a centre of mass of the elongate sensor assembly so that, in use, the sensor transportation apparatus is oriented in a most stable position with the centre of mass of the elongate sensor assembly below the rotational centre.

US Pat. No. 10,364,615

BRAZED POLYCRYSTALLINE DIAMOND COMPACT

Suzhou Superior Industria...

1. A process of manufacturing a thermally stable polycrystalline diamond compact comprising:(a) creating a substantially annular thermally stable plate that has an interface surface;
(b) machining a substantially cylindrical substrate that has an non-planar interface surface;
(c) applying a braze to the interface surfaces between the plate and the substrate such that the plate and the substrate are brazed together;
wherein the plate's interface surface is a bottom surface of the plate and the orthogonal inner annular surface, and the substrate's interface surface is a top surface of the substrate that comprises a projection that is substantially an inverted topology of plate's interface surface such that when the braze paste is applied, the two components become a mated pair with at least a portion of the substrate's top surface projecting into an inner annular region of the plate and not being mated with the plate.

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. 10,364,606

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DIRECTIONAL DRILLING

Savant Technologies, LLC,...

1. An underground directional drilling system, comprising:an inner segment assembly, and an outer segment assembly positioned around the inner segment assembly, such that the inner and outer segment assemblies are rotatable independently of one another;
wherein the outer segment assembly comprises a communication segment having a first electrode portion, a second electrode portion, and a gap portion between the first and second electrode portions that provides electrical insulation between the first and second electrode portions;
wherein the system produces a voltage difference between the first and second electrode portions of the communication segment sufficient to cause an electrical pulse to transfer from one of the first and second electrode portions, through the gap portion, and to the other of the first and second electrode portions;
wherein the system is configured to produce a plurality of such electrical pulses to wirelessly communicate drilling related data from an underground drilling location to an above ground location;
wherein one of the inner and outer segment assemblies comprises a magnet holding segment including one or more magnetic devices; and
wherein one of the inner and outer segment assemblies that does not include the magnet holding segment further comprises a magnetic sensor module configured to sense circumferential positioning of the one or more magnetic devices to determine a rotational orientation of the inner segment assembly relative to the outer segment assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,364,602

SPRING PRE-TENSIONING DEVICE FOR ROLL BLIND

Jae-Suk KWAK, Paju-si, G...

1. A spring pre-tensioning device for a roll blind, the pre-tensioning device comprising:a rotation shaft including
a threaded part having a predetermined length and provided on an outer circumferential surface of a first side of the rotation shaft,
a locking groove provided at an end of a second side of the rotation shaft, and
a restraining protrusion provided on the outer circumferential surface of the rotation shaft and disposed at an end of the threaded part;
a restraining nut engaged with the threaded part of the rotation shaft, wherein the restraining protrusion provided at the end of the threaded part prevents the restraining nut from moving out of the threaded part toward the second side of the rotation shaft;
a restraining body fitted over the outer circumferential surface of the rotation shaft and including
a shaft insertion hole formed along a central axis of the restraining body,
a locking protrusion provided on an outer circumferential surface of a first side of the restraining body, and
a nut insertion hole formed in a second side of the restraining body along the central axis thereof such that the restraining nut is inserted in the nut insertion hole; and
a spring of which a first end is locked by the locking protrusion of the restraining body and a second end is coupled to the locking groove of the rotation shaft,
wherein the restraining body is configured to apply a predetermined pretension value to the spring, and the restraining nut is locked by the restraining protrusion to retain the predetermined pretension of the spring.

US Pat. No. 10,364,601

PHOTOVOLTAIC SOLAR SHADE

KARMA AUTOMOTIVE LLC, Ir...

11. A solar shade assembly for a vehicle, the solar shade assembly comprising:a solar shade including a continuous photovoltaic sheet configured to generate an electrical current using sunlight; and
a roller assembly including a housing for storing the photovoltaic sheet such that the photovoltaic sheet is capable of being unfurled from the roller assembly;
a pocket mounted on a surface of the photovoltaic sheet, wherein the pocket is configured to retain a mobile electronic device;
a power converter located in the roller assembly and configured to receive the electrical current;
wherein the power converter is configured to provide power to the pocket for charging a mobile device placed within the pocket; and
wherein the power converter is configured to provide power to the roller assembly to drive furling of the photovoltaic sheet into the roller assembly housing.

US Pat. No. 10,364,600

BELT TENSIONING DEVICE FOR A HOLLOW BLIND

INTIGRAL, INC., Walton H...

1. A belt tensioning device for a hollow blind comprising:a holder seat equipped with a lower belt gear on the top portion of the holder,
wherein the holder seat is in clearance fit with a lumen of a side frame of the hollow blind and is provided with a group of V-shaped slots from top to bottom therein and a plurality of clips, wherein each V-shaped slot is formed from two intersecting sloped sides that meet a vertex and wherein each V-shaped slot is equipped with one of the plurality of clips therein, the plurality of clips each having a width slightly larger than the width of the lumen of the side frame of the hollow blind when bent, and wherein opposite ends of each of the plurality of clips interact with the lumen of the side frame of the hollow blind, such that the holder seat is movable in a first direction along a longitudinal axis of the lumen, and the holder seat is prevented from moving in an opposite second direction along the longitudinal axis.

US Pat. No. 10,364,587

EMERGENCY SHELTER

Extremis Technology Ltd.,...

1. A building that is adaptable between a first normal configuration and a second wind-resistant configuration by relative movement of at least two space enclosing elements of the building, wherein the first configuration defines a first internal volume and the second configuration defines a second internal volume less than the first internal volume,wherein the first configuration comprises:
a first roof element moveable relative to at least one structurally supporting part of the building, said first roof element being one of the at least two space enclosing elements and which in the first configuration has a first roof angle to the horizontal; and
an adjacent first side wall element being one of the at least two space enclosing elements, at least a portion of which is moveable relative to at least one structurally supporting part of the building, said first side wall element in the first configuration having a first side wall angle to the horizontal; and
wherein the second configuration comprises a composite roof-wall arrangement having a roof component derived from at least a portion of the first roof element and a side wall component derived from at least a portion of the first side wall element, wherein the angle to the horizontal of each of the roof component and the wall component of the composite roof-wall arrangement in the second configuration are intermediate between the first roof angle of the first roof element in the first configuration and the first wall angle of the first wall element of the first configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,364,586

POOL CLEANER IMPELLER SUBASSEMBLY

Hayward Industries, Inc.,...

1. A pool cleaner for a pool or spa, comprising:a canister that collects and retains debris from water being cleaned by the pool cleaner, including an inlet, a top, and a bottom having an opening, the canister having an inner chamber, an outlet being provided proximal the top;
an impeller subassembly that expels the cleaned pool water from the outlet into the pool or spa, comprising:
a sleeve having a first end and a second end;
a shaft including a first end and a second end, the shaft positioned within the sleeve, the shaft being rotatable within the sleeve;
an impeller engaged with the first end of the shaft; and
a guard secured to the sleeve proximal the outlet,
at least a portion of the impeller subassembly being positioned within the inner chamber with the sleeve and shaft extending therethrough with the second end of the sleeve being adjacent the opening;
wherein the guard can be disengaged allowing the impeller subassembly to be removed from the inner chamber as a single unit.

US Pat. No. 10,364,584

WAVE GENERATOR SYSTEM WITH A LATERAL MOVING WAVE BARRIER FOR THE GENERATION OF WAVES IN TWO AREAS OF WATER

INSTANT SPORT, S.L, Dono...

1. Wave generator system (1), characterised in that it comprises:a continuous and elongated barrier (4), arranged along a longitudinal direction (5), and having a front side (4a) and a rear side (4b) along a length (L) of the barrier (4), where the front side (4a) is facing a first mass of water (2) and the rear side (4b) is facing a second mass of water (3), wherein the barrier (4) prevents the passage of water between the first mass of water (2) and the second mass of water (3), through, above and under the barrier (4) and along the length (L);
a first reef (12) formed in a floor (6) beneath the first mass of water (2) and at a distance from the front side (4a), and a second reef (15) formed in a floor (8) beneath the second mass of water (3) and at a distance from the rear side (4b), wherein
the barrier (4) is movable along the whole of the length (L) with a serpentine movement, wherein the front side (4a) pushes water of the first mass of water (2) towards the first reef (12) for the formation of a wave (W) in the first mass of water (2), whilst the rear side (4b) pushes water from the second mass of water (3) towards the second reef (15) for the formation of a wave (W) in the second mass of water (3).

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. 10,364,560

TRAP WATER REMOVAL APPARATUS AND METHOD OF USE

Platypus Tools Inc., (CA...

1. A method for removing water from a trap of a drain of a plumbing device, comprising the steps of:a) providing an apparatus for removing water from said trap,
said apparatus comprising:
a housing comprising side walls defining an elongated reservoir, a first opening and a second opening;
a plunger assembly having a plunger member sealingly engaged with sidewalls of the elongate reservoir and movable within the elongate reservoir; and
a pliable and/or flexible hose coupled to the second opening of the housing in fluid communication with the reservoir, and including an open end;
b) positioning the hose open end into the trap of the plumbing device;
c) actuating said plunger assembly to draw water from said trap;
d) temporarily retaining said water within said reservoir prior to disposal of said water in a further portion of the drain downstream of the trap;
e) repositioning the hose open end for fluid communication with the further portion of the drain downstream of the drain trap; and
f) actuating said plunger assembly to expel said water from said reservoir through the hose open end downstream of the trap and out of the plumbing device.

US Pat. No. 10,364,556

TENSION-BASED MECHANICAL COUPLING DEVICE

Hunter Innovations, LLC, ...

1. A mechanical-coupling device comprising:a bolt having a bolt body and a bolt head attached to the bolt body, wherein at least a portion of the bolt body has threads and the bolt head includes a fixture configured to remateably mechanically couple to an attachment tool;
an anchor nut configured to rotatably mechanically couple to the bolt using the threads on the bolt body, wherein rotation of the anchor nut is about a symmetry axis of the bolt body; and
an anchor wing rotatably mechanically coupled to the anchor nut, wherein rotation of the anchor wing, between a deployed position and a retracted position, is about an axis approximately perpendicular to the symmetry axis of the bolt body,
wherein, in the absence of an external force, the anchor wings remain in the deployed position, extending substantially perpendicular to the symmetry axis of the bolt and radially outward from the bolt,
wherein, during mechanical coupling of the anchor nut to the bolt with a mounting material between the bolt head and the anchor nut, the fixture is configured to convey:
a pulling force, from the attachment tool, that results in fixing a position of the anchor nut with the anchor wing in the deployed position, and
a rotational torque, from the attachment tool, about the symmetry axis of the bolt body that rotates the bolt relative to the fixed position of the anchor nut so that a distance between the bolt head and the anchor nut decreases, and
wherein the bolt body comprises an axial bore therethrough defining an internal passage having an inner surface, the axial bore aligned with the symmetry axis of the bolt body.

US Pat. No. 10,364,542

OPEN END FRICTION PILE

BLACK BEAR INNOVATION, LL...

1. A friction pile, comprising:a plurality of pile plates each having a first distal end, a second distal end, and a center portion between the first and second distal ends, the first distal end of each of the pile plates connected to the second distal end of another pile plate such that the plurality of pile plates defines a three-dimensional structure having an open bottom end;
a plurality of brackets each connected to one of the plurality of pile plates; and
a driving head comprising:
a base plate connected to the plurality of brackets and covering a top end of the three-dimensional structure;
at least one end plate extending from the base plate in a direction opposite the plurality of pile plates; and
a webbing portion extending from the at least one end plate.

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. 10,364,532

PROCESSES FOR CLAY EXFOLIATION AND USES THEREOF

Crop Enhancement, Inc., ...

1. A method for producing exfoliated clay platelets from a swellable clay material, comprising:providing an exfoliating formulation comprising an anionic extractant, wherein the exfoliating formulation has a basic pH, and wherein the anionic extractant is sodium phosphate monobasic dihydrate, and
contacting the swellable clay material with the exfoliating formulation, wherein the exfoliating formulation produces exfoliated clay platelets from the swellable clay material.

US Pat. No. 10,364,518

INTEGRALLY WOVEN OR KNITTED TEXTILE WITH POUCH AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME

ATEX Technologies, Inc., ...

1. An integrally woven or knitted textile having a first end, a second end and a length there between, comprising:at least one longitudinal textile portion woven or knitted from a set of yarns; and
at least one pouch or flap woven or knitted from at least a portion of said set of yarns and integrally woven or knitted with the longitudinal textile portion;
wherein, if integrally woven, the set of yarns comprises at least one set of warp yarns or ends and at least one set of weft yarns or picks;
wherein, if integrally knitted, the set of yarns comprises at least one set of wale yarns and at least one set of course yarns;
wherein the at least one pouch is a first pouch having an outer wall, an inner tubular wall and an open inner space, positioned near the first end of the textile;
wherein the first pouch has a slit opening positioned parallel to a longitudinal axis of the textile; and
wherein the slit opening is woven or knitted in the outer wall of the first pouch and extends across the first pouch.

US Pat. No. 10,364,468

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ANALYZING CIRCULATING TUMOR DNA

Seven Bridges Genomics In...

1. A method for analyzing tumor DNA, the method comprising:obtaining a genomic reference graph that represents a plurality of known human genomic sequences, the genomic reference graph comprising a directed graph having vertices and edges stored as objects in a tangible memory subsystem of a computer system, wherein matching homologous portions of the sequences are each represented by a single object and portions that vary are represented as alternate objects, such that each of the plurality of known human genomic sequences is represented as a path in the genomic reference graph;
creating a patient-specific genomic reference graph from the genomic reference graph, the creating comprising: aligning a first set of sequencing reads, obtained by sequencing a sample containing non-tumor DNA from the patient, to the genomic reference graph; identifying mutations relative to the genomic reference graph; and incorporating the identified mutations as alternate objects into the genomic reference graph to create the patient-specific genomic reference graph;
aligning a second set of sequence reads, obtained by sequencing a sample containing cell-free plasma DNA from the patient, to the patient-specific genomic reference graph to find at least one mutation in the cell-free plasma DNA relative to the non-tumor DNA from the patient; and
providing a report that circulating-tumor DNA (ctDNA) in the patient includes the at least one mutation found in the cell-free plasma DNA.

US Pat. No. 10,364,461

QUANTUM MOLECULAR SEQUENCING (QM-SEQ): IDENTIFICATION OF UNIQUE NANOELECTRONIC TUNNELING SPECTROSCOPY FINGERPRINTS FOR DNA, RNA, AND SINGLE NUCLEOTIDE MODIFICATIONS

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVER...

1. A sequencer, comprising:a processor;
a read head having a plurality of quantum tunneling tips;
a substrate capable of supporting at least one polynucleotide that comprises one or more nucleobases, wherein the substrate comprises channels into which a sample may be flowed to deposit at least one polynucleotide onto the substrate, and wherein each channel comprises a bottom surface and two walls, wherein the bottom surface is the conductive substrate and the walls are composed of a hydrophobic polymer, and wherein the substrate comprises a polycationic surface;
a bias voltage coupled to the processor and providing a voltage between the read head and the substrate;
a current sensor coupled between the bias voltage and the read head, the current sensor providing a current to the processor, wherein the processor executes instructions to acquire electronic signature data at a set of positions across the sample and store the electronic signature data according to position, and wherein individual nucleobases can be identified based on the electronic signature data.

US Pat. No. 10,364,454

BIOLUMINESCENT ASSAYS UTILISING SECRETED LUCIFERASES

GENE STREAM PTY LTD., Ci...

1. A composition for use in determining the amount or activity of at least one luciferase, wherein the composition comprisesa) at least one reducing agent, and
b) a first luciferase that is a secreted enzyme in its native (wild-type) form.

US Pat. No. 10,364,427

METHOD OF DNA/RNA EXTRACTION USING SILYATED QUATERNARY AMMONIUM COMPOUNDS (SIQAC)

ARCIS BIOTECHNOLOGY HOLDI...

1. A method of extracting DNA and/or RNA from a cell or capsid, the method comprising contacting the cell or capsid with a composition comprising a quaternary ammonium compound including a silicon-containing functional group of general formula (I):or a derivative salt thereof wherein L is a linking group; each of R1, R2, R3, R4, R5 and R6 is independently selected from H or an optionally substituted alkyl, alkenyl, aryl or alkoxy group; and n is 0 or 1; andwherein the composition is aqueous or dried.

US Pat. No. 10,364,418

3-HYDROXYISOVALERATE (HIV) SYNTHASE VARIANTS

Global Bioenergies, Evry...

1. A 3-hydroxyisovalerate (HIV) synthase variant showing an improved activity in converting acetone and a compound which provides an activated acetyl group characterized by the following formula (I):
into 3-hydroxyisovalerate over the corresponding HIV synthase from which it is derived, wherein X is selected from the group consisting of S—CH2-CH2-NH—CO—CH2-CH2-NH—CO—CH(OH)—C(CH3)2-CH2-O—PO2H—O—PO2H—C10H13N5O7P (coenzyme A), S—CH2-CH2-NH—CO—CH2-CH2-NH—CO—CH(OH)—C(CH3)2-CH2-O—PO2H-polypeptide (acyl-carrier protein), S—CH2-CH2-NH—CO—CH2-CH2-NH—CO—CH(OH)—C(CH3)2-CH2-OH (pantetheine), S—CH2-CH2-NH—CO—CH3 (N-acetyl-cysteamine), S—CH3 (methane thiol), S—CH2-CH(NH2)-CO2H (cysteine), S—CH2-CH2-CH(NH2)-CO2H (homocysteine), S—CH2-CH(NH—C5H8NO3)-CO—NH—CH2-CO2H (glutathione), S—CH2-CH2-SO3H (coenzyme M) and OH (acetic acid), and wherein the HIV synthase variant is derived from the amino acid sequence as shown in SEQ ID NO:1 or an amino acid sequence having at least 80% sequence identity to SEQ ID NO:1, and in which the HIV synthase variant comprises one or more amino acid residues at a position selected from the group consisting of:
(1) an amino acid residue at position 33 in the amino acid sequence shown in SEQ ID NO:1 or at a position corresponding to this position in the sequence from which the HIV synthase variant is derived, is substituted; and/or
(2) an amino acid residue at position 74 in the amino acid sequence shown in SEQ ID NO:1 or at a position corresponding to this position in the sequence from which the HIV synthase variant is derived, is deleted or substituted; and/or
(3) an amino acid residue at position 171 in the amino acid sequence shown in SEQ ID NO:1 or at a position corresponding to this position in the sequence from which the HIV synthase variant is derived, is substituted; and/or
(4) an amino acid residue at position 221 in the amino acid sequence shown in SEQ ID NO:1 or at a position corresponding to this position in the sequence from which the HIV synthase variant is derived, is deleted or substituted; and/or
(5) an amino acid residue at position 222 in the amino acid sequence shown in SEQ ID NO:1 or at a position corresponding to this position in the sequence from which the HIV synthase variant is derived, is deleted or substituted; and/or
(6) an amino acid residue at position 338 in the amino acid sequence shown in SEQ ID NO:1 or at a position corresponding to this position in the sequence from which the HIV synthase variant is derived, is deleted or substituted; and/or
(7) an amino acid residue at position 345 in the amino acid sequence shown in SEQ ID NO:1 or at a position corresponding to this position in the sequence from which the HIV synthase variant is derived, is deleted or substituted; and/or
(8) an amino acid residue at position 394 in the amino acid sequence shown in SEQ ID NO:1 or at a position corresponding to this position in the sequence from which the HIV synthase variant is derived, is deleted or substituted; and/or
(9) an amino acid residue at position 396 in the amino acid sequence shown in SEQ ID NO:1 or at a position corresponding to this position in the sequence from which the HIV synthase variant is derived, is substituted.

US Pat. No. 10,364,412

APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING LARGE AMOUNTS OF GAS TO A FERMENTATION BROTH

XYLECO, INC., Wakefield,...

1. A system for delivering air to an aqueous liquid for aerobic fermentation of the aqueous liquid, comprising:a vessel having a length to diameter ratio of less than 2:1 and a volume of at least 10,000 gallons;
an aeration system that maintains a dissolved oxygen concentration of at least 10% in the aqueous liquid, the aeration system including at least one sparge tube having a pore size of less than 5 microns and a porosity of greater than 50 percent in fluid communication with an interior of the vessel;
at least one blower configured to deliver air at a pressure of less than 15 psig to the at least one sparge tube; and
a heat exchanger in fluid communication between the at least one blower and the at least one sparge tube that cools the air to below 100° F. (37.8° C.) prior to entering the at least one sparge tube.

US Pat. No. 10,364,408

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MAKING SOAP FLOWERS

Rose LTD, City of Indust...

10. A method of assembling an artificial flower, comprising:stacking a plurality of pliable material sheets;
pressing a first stamp into the plurality of pliable material sheets to produce a column of flower wraps, wherein the column of flower wraps comprises at least two flower wraps and the first stamp comprises a peg, and the first stamp further comprises a shape corresponding to that of the at least two flower wraps;
separating a plurality of individual flower wraps from the column of flower wraps, wherein an individual flower wrap of the plurality of flower wraps comprises a central hub and a plurality of petals,
wherein the plurality of petals extends radially outward from the central hub, and the central hub and the plurality of petals are integrally formed with each other; and
creating an artificial flower construct, wherein creating the artificial flower construct comprises:
wrapping the first flower wrap of the plurality of flower wraps around a core,
folding each of the petals of the first flower wrap around the core,
layering at least a second flower wrap of the plurality of flower wraps around the first flower wrap,
attaching a calyx, and
inserting a flower mounter through the core.

US Pat. No. 10,364,400

SPENT GRAIN FUEL PRODUCT AND PROCESS

AKBEV GROUP, LLC, Juneau...

1. A process for making a fuel product from spent grain comprising the following steps:in a brewing process pulverizing grain to reduce the particles to median particle size generally within the range of 0.25 mm to 0.6 mm with less than one percent (1%) of the grain particles greater than 2 mm,
after brewing, pressing the spent grain to mechanically remove moisture and other soluble components from the spent grain,
and drying the spent grain to reduce its moisture content to ten percent (10%) or less by weight and
further including the step of combusting the spent grain and agitating the spent grain during this combustion phase to separate particles of the spent grain to inhibit their cohesion into an integrated mass, wherein agitation of the spent grain is effected by spraying the spent grain into a combustion chamber, wherein spraying the spent grain is effected by utilizing a pneumatic stoker,
wherein the process steps recited above renders the spent grain combustible in and of itself as a primary or sole fuel source.

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. 10,364,394

CONVERTER FOR ORGANIC MATERIALS

The Crucible Group Pty Lt...

1. An apparatus for pyrolysing or otherwise processing a solid organic feed material including:(a) a reaction chamber having an upstream end, a downstream end, an inlet for the organic feed material, and separate outlets for a gas product and a dried and pyrolysed solid carbon-containing product produced from the organic feed material in the chamber; and
(b) an assembly for moving the organic material through the reaction chamber from the upstream end towards the downstream end of the chamber counter-current to a flow of gas produced in the chamber;
(c) a supply device for supplying the solid feed material to the reaction chamber that is configured for compressing material within the supply device so that the solid material forms a gas seal, the supply device including (i) two screws on the same axis, (ii) an axial gap between the screws in which feed material is compressed in use of the supply device and (iii) a motor with variable speed capability for independently driving each screw so that in use the downstream screw runs at a slower rotation rate than the upstream screw; and
(d) a discharge device for discharging the solid carbon-containing product from the reaction chamber that is configured for compressing material within the discharge device so that the solid product forms a gas seal.

US Pat. No. 10,364,388

PHASE CHANGE FRACTURING FLUID SYSTEM FOR PHASE CHANGE FRACTURING

SOUTHWEST PETROLEUM UNIVE...

1. A phase change fracturing fluid system for phase change fracturing, comprising:a supramolecular construction unit of 10%-40% by weight,
a supramolecular function unit of >0% and ?40% by weight,
a surfactant of 0.5%-2% by weight,
an inorganic salt of >0% and ?5% by weight,
an oxidizing agent of 0.5%-2% by weight,
a cosolvent of >0% and ?2% by weight, and
a solvent of a remaining ratio by weight; and wherein
the supramolecular construction unit is a triallyl isocyanurate;
the supramolecular function unit is a vinyl acetate, an acrylonitrile, or a mixture of the vinyl acetate and the acrylonitrile.

US Pat. No. 10,364,387

SUBTERRANEAN FORMATION SHOCK FRACTURING CHARGE DELIVERY SYSTEM

Innovative Defense, LLC, ...

1. A subterranean formation explosive shape charge alignment and delivery system comprising:a locking device coupled to a depth placement mechanism that controls the depth of the explosive charge alignment and delivery system in a borehole, said locking device having jaws expand to make a locking engagement with one or more walls of the borehole to hold the explosive shaped charge alignment and delivery system at a desired depth position in the borehole, said jaws retract to unlock the engagement of the explosive shaped charge alignment and delivery system with the one or more walls of the borehole;
a plurality of primary segments coupled to the locking device, each of said plurality of primary segments having a plurality of blast chambers, each of said plurality of blast chambers containing an explosive shaped charge with a predetermined measure of explosives in an explosive billet and associated detonation initiation and firing controls, one or more of said explosive shaped charges being separately and independently detonated without detonating one or more of the other explosive shaped charges in the explosive shape charge alignment and delivery system, said detonation occurring without causing fratricide damage to one or more of the other explosive shaped charges or one or more other blast chambers in the explosive shape charge alignment and delivery system;
a plurality of centralizers with one or more said centralizers being deployed between one or more of said plurality of primary segments, each of said centralizers having expansion contacts that provide engagement of the explosive shaped charge alignment and delivery system with one or more walls of the borehole to maintain the position of the blast chambers and explosive shape charges in the borehole and to provide equal and consistent standoff distance between explosive shape charge being detonated and the nearby walls of the borehole;
a linear actuator that is coupled to one or more of said primary segments, said linear actuator capable of adjusting the position of the one or more primary segments in a longitudinal direction up or down the borehole, in a rotational direction radially inside the borehole, or in a horizontal direction side to side in the borehole; said linear actuator:
i. being used to position one of the explosive shaped charges in a blast chamber in one of the primary segments by the depth in the borehole, rotational direction in the borehole, and angle of inclination in the borehole of the explosive shape charge or blast chamber at a first detonation creating a first explosive hole; and,
ii. being used to re-position another one of the explosive shape charges in another blast chamber in one of the primary segments by the depth in the borehole, rotational direction in the borehole, and angle of inclination in the borehole of the explosive shape charge or blast chamber at a second detonation occurring after said first detonation, said explosive shape charge alignment and delivery system substantially aligning the second detonation in an intended and directionally controlled local vicinity of said first explosive hole created by the first detonation to sequentially and successively create a deeper explosive hole with the second detonation.

US Pat. No. 10,364,373

ELEVATED TEMPERATURE CMP COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR USE THEREOF

FUJIFILM ELECTRONIC MATER...

1. A CMP composition, consisting of:an abrasive;
an oxidizer;
a complexing agent, wherein the complexing agent is selected from the group consisting of amino acids, carboxylic acids, polyamines, ammonia based compounds, quaternary ammonium compounds, inorganic acids, and any combinations thereof;
a corrosion inhibitor;
at least one reaction rate optimizing compound, wherein the reaction rate optimizing compound is at least one selected from the group consisting of potassium sulfates, potassium nitrates, ammonium sulfates, ammonium nitrates, polymeric solvents, alcohols, thiols, phosphates, sulfates, stannates, EDTA, sulfuric acid, salts of sulfuric acid, phosphoric acid, salts of phosphoric acid, nitric acid, salts of nitric acid, hydrochloric acid, salts of hydrochloric acid, amines, KOH, ammonia, and any combinations thereof; and
water,
wherein the concentration of the reaction rate optimizing compound in the composition is from about 10 to about 10000 ppm;
wherein the reaction rate optimizing compound is selected so that the composition exhibits a removal rate variation of less than about 10% over a wafer surface at a temperature range of about 40 degrees Celsius to about 65 degrees Celsius, and
wherein the composition has a pH value that varies less than 0.3 units between about 45 degrees Celsius and about 65 degrees Celsius.

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.