US Pat. No. 10,394,245

METHOD AND SYSTEM TO PREDICT VEHICLE TRAFFIC BEHAVIOR FOR AUTONOMOUS VEHICLES TO MAKE DRIVING DECISIONS

BAIDU USA LLC, Sunnyvale...

1. A computer-implemented method for operating an autonomous vehicle, the method comprising:generating one or more predicted trajectories based on sensor data received from one or more sensors of the autonomous vehicle, each of the predicted trajectories being associated with a probability;
detecting one or more gestures from one or more vehicles other than the autonomous vehicle in accordance with a gesture detection protocol;
emitting one or more gestures from the autonomous vehicle to communicate with the one or more vehicles in accordance with a gesture emission protocol based on the detected gestures;
modifying the predicted trajectories based on the detected gestures, the emitted gestures, and the associated probabilities of the predicted trajectories; and
controlling the autonomous vehicle based on the modified predicted trajectories.

US Pat. No. 10,394,239

ACOUSTIC MONITORING SYSTEM

1. A method for use in a monitored space, the method comprising:producing a first audio signal from acoustic energy received using a directionally-discriminating acoustic sensor;
computationally processing the first audio signal against a whitelist of acoustic profiles;
based on lack of substantial correspondence between the first audio signal and any of the acoustic profiles of the whitelist, dispatching a drone, the drone being in a standby mode immediately prior to the dispatching;
autonomously navigating the drone toward an apparent position within the monitored space of an apparent source of the acoustic energy;
while the drone is in-flight and using an on-board acoustic sensor, producing a second audio signal from additional acoustic energy received from the apparent source;
computationally processing the second audio signal against the whitelist;
based on continued lack of substantial correspondence with any of the acoustic profiles of the whitelist, initiating an investigate mode of the drone, wherein the drone notifies a remote monitor and supplies the remote monitor with an audiovisual feed from the drone via a wireless communications link; and
responsive to a characterization received from the remote monitor, adding an entry to the whitelist, updating an entry of the whitelist, or replacing an entry of the whitelist.

US Pat. No. 10,394,144

ELECTROPHOTOGRAPHIC PHOTOSENSITIVE BODY AND IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

KONICA MINOLTA, INC., To...

1. An electrophotographic photosensitive body comprising:at least a photosensitive layer and a protective layer sequentially laminated on an electroconductive support, wherein
the protective layer comprises a matrix containing a binder resin and a domain containing perfluoropolyether.

US Pat. No. 10,394,139

PATTERNING DEVICE COOLING APPARATUS

ASML Holding N.V., Veldh...

1. A patterning apparatus for a lithographic apparatus, the patterning apparatus comprising:a patterning device support structure configured to support a patterning device having a planar surface;
a patterning device conditioning system comprising a first gas outlet configured to provide a first gas flow over the planar surface in use with a directional component parallel to the planar surface and a second gas outlet configured to provide a second gas flow over the planar surface in use with a directional component parallel to the planar surface, wherein the first gas outlet and the second gas outlet are arranged at different distances perpendicular to the planar surface and the first and second gas outlets are arranged to provide their respective gas flows to be in contact with the planar surface in use; and
a control system configured to independently control a first momentum of gas exiting the first gas outlet and a second momentum of gas exiting the second gas outlet such that the first momentum is different from the second momentum.

US Pat. No. 10,394,122

RESIST COMPOSITION, METHOD FOR FORMING RESIST PATTERN, COMPOUND, AND ACID GENERATOR

TOYKO OHKA KOGYO CO., LTD...

1. A resist composition which generates an acid upon exposure and changes a solubility in a developing solution under the action of an acid, the resist composition comprising:a base material component (A) whose solubility in the developing solution changes under the action of an acid; and
an acid generator component (B) which generates an acid upon exposure and contains a compound (B1) represented by general formula (b1):
Rb1—Yb1—Vb1—CF2—SO3?(Mm+)1/m  (b1)
wherein Rb1 represents an aromatic hydrocarbon group having at least one t-butyl group as a substituent, Yb1 represents a divalent linking group represented by general formula (y-al-1), (y-al-2), (y-al-3), (y-al-5), or (y-al-7) below, Vb1 represents an alkylene group, or a single bond, m is an integer of 1 or more, and Mm+ represents an m-valent organic cation
wherein V?101 is a single bond or an alkylene group having 1 to 5 carbon atoms, and V?102 is a divalent saturated hydrocarbon group having 1 to 30 carbon atoms.

US Pat. No. 10,394,093

ARRAY SUBSTRATE, MANUFACTURING METHOD THEREOF, AND APPLIED DISPLAY PANEL THEREOF

HKC CORPORATION LIMITED, ...

15. A display panel, comprising:an array substrate, comprising:
a first substrate;
a first conductive layer formed on the first substrate;
a conductive cover layer formed on the first substrate and covering the first conductive layer;
a second conductive layer formed on the conductive cover layer;
a first passivation layer formed on the conductive cover layer and covering the second conductive layer, at least one recession part is formed in the first passivation layer and the conductive cover layer;
a common electrode formed on the passivation layer, wherein a part of the common electrode is formed inside the recession part,
wherein the part of the common electrode directly contact with a top surface of the first substrate, directly contact with side surfaces of the conductive cover layer and the first passivation layer;
a second passivation layer formed on the common electrode; and
a pixel electrode layer formed on the second passivation layer and inside the recession part.

US Pat. No. 10,394,019

DETERMINING EYE OPENNESS WITH AN EYE TRACKING DEVICE

Tobii AB, Danderyd (SE)

1. A method for determining eye openness with an eye tracking device, wherein the method comprises:determining, for at least a portion of pixels of an image sensor of an eye tracking device, a baseline value based on a first sum of intensity of the pixels for a first time period when an eye of a user is open;
determining, for the at least portion of pixels of the image sensor of the eye tracking device, a blink amplitude value based on a second sum of intensity of the pixels for a second time period when the eye of the user is closed, wherein a sum of intensity of the pixels when the eye of the user is closed is higher than a sum of intensity of the pixels when the eye of the user is open;
determining, for the at least portion of pixels of the image sensor of the eye tracking device, during a third time period, a third sum of intensity of the pixels;
determining a threshold value based on the baseline value and the blink amplitude value; and
determining, with a processor, based upon the third sum exceeding the threshold value, that the eye of the user is closed.

US Pat. No. 10,394,018

OPTICAL SCANNING DEVICE

MITSUMI ELECTRIC CO., LTD...

1. An optical scanning device comprising:a mirror that has an optical reflection surface;
a movable frame that supports the mirror;
a pair of drive beams that support the movable frame from both sides;
a drive source, disposed on the drive beams, that causes the movable frame to swing around a predetermined axis that passes through the center of the optical reflection surface; and
a fixed frame that supports the drive beams, wherein a movable frame connection part, via which the movable frame and one of the drive beams are connected, is substantially arranged on a side opposite to a side on which a fixed frame connection part, via which the fixed frame and the one of the drive beams are connected, is arranged, with respect to the predetermined axis,
wherein the movable frame connection part is arranged on the opposite side including the predetermined axis and
wherein the fixed frame connection part is arranged apart from the predetermined axis.

US Pat. No. 10,394,016

ELECTROMECHANICAL ACTUATOR FOR DEFORMABLE MIRROR

IMAGE OPTIC, Orsay (FR)

1. An actuator for generating a bidirectional force, the actuator comprising:a stationary body;
a drive device; and
a drive rod able to be driven in a translatory movement with respect to the stationary body, along an axis of translation, by the drive device,
wherein the actuator is configured to be integrated into a deformable mirror comprising a deformable reflective substrate and the actuator further comprises:
a floating head configured to be attached to the deformable reflective substrate, and mounted in floating manner with respect to the drive rod via first and second elastic means,
wherein the first and second elastic means are each mounted between the drive rod and the floating head and are configured to apply forces to the floating head, whose projections on the translation axis are of opposite directions.

US Pat. No. 10,394,012

ENDOSCOPY SYSTEM

INTHESMART Inc., Seoul (...

1. An endoscope system comprising:a first light source unit which is installed on a substrate;
a second light source unit which is installed on the substrate and which emits light when the first light source unit does not emit light;
an optical unit through which the light of the first light source unit or the second light source unit passes;
a light guide unit which induces the light which passed through the optical unit to the inside of a target object;
an image sensing unit which senses the light reflected and reached from the target object and which converts the sensed light into an image signal; and
an image signal processing unit which processes the image signal to display on a display unit,
wherein the substrate includes a first substrate and a second substrate capable of being physically separated from the first substrate, and the first light source and the second light source are installed in the first substrate and the second substrate, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,393,989

MANUAL FOCUS CONTROL DEVICE

The Vitec Group Plc, Ric...

1. A manual focus control device comprising a lens adjustment mechanism adapted to drive a focus ring of a camera lens, the lens adjustment mechanism comprising a rotational input device, a variable gear ratio system, and a rotational output system coupled to communicate a first rotational movement applied from said rotational input device to said variable gear ratio system and to communicate a second rotational movement from said variable gear ratio system to said rotational output system, wherein said variable gear ratio system is an infinitely variable gear ratio system and provides a variable adjustment of an angular velocity of said second rotational movement relative to an angular velocity of said first rotational movement.

US Pat. No. 10,393,988

CAMERA LENS FILTER WITH TRACTION FRAME

New Ideas Manufacturing, ...

1. A camera lens filter with traction frame comprising:a circular support ring having a circumferential groove;
a circular optical filter lens design to selectively transmit light in a range of colors while blocking remaining colors, the circular optical filter lens is positioned in the circumferential groove;
a circular traction frame having a first diameter, a front circumferential edge, and a back circumferential edge, wherein the circular traction frame includes a plurality of ridges spanning entirely from the front circumferential edge to the back circumferential edge encircling the entire circumference of the circular traction frame, wherein the circular traction frame is circumferentially attached to the circular support ring, each of the plurality of ridges including a crest, a ridged surface, and a valley surface, wherein the crest has a second diameter, and the second diameter is larger than the first diameter, and
a circular connection means having male threads designed to screw on a front portion of a camera lens having a matching set of female threads, wherein the plurality of ridges allows the circular optical filter lens to be removed from the front portion of the camera without the use of a removal tool.

US Pat. No. 10,393,978

SEAL ACTUATOR WITH ACTUATION LEVEL INDICATOR

CommScope Connectivity Be...

1. A sealing unit comprising:a sealant defining at least one cable port;
a pressurization arrangement for pressurizing the sealant, the pressurization arrangement including a spring and an actuator for causing the spring to apply spring pressure to the sealant; and
an actuation level indicator including a first indicator structure that moves with a pressurization component of the pressurization arrangement, the pressurization component being configured to move in response to shrinkage of the sealant over time, the actuation level indicator also including a second indicator structure that moves relative to the first indicator structure during actuation of the pressurization arrangement, and wherein the second indicator structure is also configured to move with the first indicator structure when the pressurization component moves in response to shrinkage of the sealant over time such that no relative movement occurs between the first and second indicator structures in response to shrinkage of the sealant over time.

US Pat. No. 10,393,964

SPECTRAL ILLUMINATION DEVICE AND METHOD

THE UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH A...

1. An illumination system adapted to provide a plurality of coaligned light beams of different wavelength character for use in selective fluorescence or reflectance of a target being imaged, the illumination system comprising: a plurality of selectively activatable light sources characterized by defined intrinsic peak wavelength light emissions; at least a first multi-branch solid light guide of unitary, hard plastic construction, the solid light guide comprising a main trunk, a plurality of proximal branches defining inlets adapted to receive the light emissions from the light sources, and at least one set of intermediate branches disposed between the proximal branches and the main trunk, wherein at least a first one of the proximal branches merges with a second one of the proximal branches to form a first intermediate branch and at least a third one of the proximal branches merges with a fourth one of the proximal branches to form a second intermediate branch, wherein light emissions transmitted by the first one of the proximal branches are combined with the light emissions transmitted by the second one of the proximal branches within the first intermediate branch and wherein light emissions transmitted by the third one of the proximal branches are combined with the light emissions transmitted by the fourth one of the proximal branches within the second intermediate branch such that the intermediate branches carry combined light emissions from the proximal branches towards the main trunk; and an imaging or optical device operatively connected to the main trunk for transmission of coaligned light emissions from the light sources at a magnified power level greater than the power level of the light emissions from the individual selectively activatable light sources and wherein the magnified power level is suitable for selective fluorescence or reflectance of the target.

US Pat. No. 10,393,946

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING DIRECTIONAL BACKLIGHT APPARATUS AND DIRECTIONAL STRUCTURED OPTICAL FILM

RealD Spark, LLC, Beverl...

1. A stepped waveguide comprising:a tapered optical body comprising substantially planar sides that are tapered with respect to each other, and further sides extending between the planar sides;
a substrate disposed on the tapered optical body, the substrate comprising a polymer film; and
a structured optical film arranged with the tapered optical body, the structured optical film formed on the substrate, the structured optical film comprising a light extraction region and an edge region, wherein the light extraction region comprises a plurality of guiding features and a plurality of extraction features, wherein the extraction features and the guiding features are connected to and alternate with one another respectively, and the edge region of the structured optical film comprises a reflective Fresnel element,
the light extraction region of the structured optical film being attached to one of the planar sides of the optical body, the structured optical film being folded such that the edge region of the structured optical film is attached to one of the further sides of the optical body.

US Pat. No. 10,393,941

DISPLAY WITH REFLECTIVE SPATIAL LIGHT MODULATOR AND A FILM-BASED LIGHTGUIDE FRONTLIGHT FOLDED BEHIND THE MODULATOR TO RECEIVE LIGHT FROM A LIGHT SOURCE POSITIONED ON AN ELECTRICAL DISPLAY CONNECTOR

FLEx Lighting II, LLC, C...

1. A display comprisinga reflective spatial light modulator comprising a front viewing side, a back side opposite the front viewing side, and an active display area of modulating pixels enclosed by a plurality of edges on the front viewing side;
a frontlight comprising:
a lightguide formed from a film with a thickness less than 0.5 millimeters, the lightguide having a lightguide region and an array of coupling lightguides continuous with the lightguide region, and the coupling lightguides of the array of coupling lightguides are folded and stacked such that ends of the coupling lightguides define a light input surface;
a light emitting region of the film defined within the lightguide region of the film and disposed on the front viewing side of the reflective spatial light modulator; and
a light mixing region of the film between the light emitting region and the array of coupling lightguides, the light mixing region folded around a first edge of the plurality of edges such that the light input surface is positioned behind the active display area at the back side of the reflective spatial light modulator;
a flexible electrical display connector extending from the reflective spatial light modulator and folded behind the reflective spatial light modulator such that the flexible electrical display connector extends behind the active display area at the back side of the reflective spatial light modulator; and
a light source positioned behind the active display area at the back side of the reflective spatial light modulator on the flexible electrical display connector to emit light into the light input surface.

US Pat. No. 10,393,923

METHOD OF DETERMINING A MAP OF HEIGHT OF LIQUID HYDROCARBON IN A RESERVOIR

TOTAL SA, Courbevoie (FR...

1. A method for determining a map of expectation of height of liquid hydrocarbon in a geological model, the geological model comprising meshes that can be associated with a facies among a plurality of facies and with an architectural element among a plurality of architectural elements, the method comprises, for at least one column of the geological model:(a) receiving an apportionment cube for each architectural element AE among the plurality of architectural elements, with the apportionment cube describing for each mesh c of the model the probability pAE(c) that said mesh belongs to said architectural element,
(b) receiving a proportion cube for each facies among the plurality of facies and for each architectural element among the plurality of architectural elements, with the proportion cube associated with a facies A and with an architectural element AE describing for each mesh c of the model the proportion of said facies in said mesh if said mesh belongs to said architectural element AE, with said proportion being a random variable of triangular distribution defined by a minimum value pA,AE,min(c), a maximum value pA,AE,max(c), and a mode pA,AE,mode(c),
(c) determining, for each mesh c of said column and for each facies A of the plurality of facies, the sum over the plurality of architectural elements of, and
PAE(c)·?(PA,AE,min(c)+PA,AE,max(c)+and PA,AE,mode(c),
(d) determining a value of expectation of height of liquid hydrocarbon for said column analytically according to the sum determined in the step (c) for each mesh c of said column and for each facies A.

US Pat. No. 10,393,916

PREDICTING WATER HOLDUP MEASUREMENT ACCURACY OF MULTIPHASE PRODUCTION LOGGING TOOLS

SCHLUMBERGR TECHNOLOGY CO...

20. A method, comprising:accessing one or more wellbore properties;
accessing a plurality of well fluid properties;
accessing a distance between a proposed location of an inlet to a multiphase production logging tool and an emulsion generation location in a wellbore;
predicting a drop size distribution of emulsified water in the well fluid at the proposed location of the inlet to the multiphase production logging tool based on the one or more wellbore properties, the plurality of well fluid properties, and the distance between a proposed location of an inlet to a multiphase production logging tool and an emulsion generation location in a wellbore;
computing an estimated error in water holdup detected by the multiphase production logging tool based on the drop size distribution; and
deploying a pulsed neutron logging tool in the wellbore when the estimated error in the water holdup is above a preset threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,393,915

INTEGRATED PRIMARY AND SPECIAL NUCLEAR MATERIAL ALARM RESOLUTION

Rapiscan Systems, Inc., ...

1. An inspection system for inspecting an object using radiation comprising:a movable radiation source for generating and transmitting radiation;
a collimator positioned in front of said radiation source wherein said collimator comprises two vertical structures defining a vertical slit through which said transmitted radiation is directed and a plurality of horizontally movable members positioned in front of said vertical slit, wherein said plurality of horizontally movable members each have a first configuration where they block more of the transmitted radiation from passing through the vertical slit and a second configuration where they block less of the transmitted radiation from passing through the vertical slit;
a detector array for detecting a portion of transmitted radiation passing through said object; and
a controller, wherein said controller is configured to subject the object to a first scan and a second scan, is configured to reposition the plurality of horizontally movable members between the first configuration and the second configuration based on whether the first scan or second scan is being implemented, and is configured to reposition the movable radiation source to align a center axis of the radiation source with a suspect area identified in the first scan before implementing the second scan.

US Pat. No. 10,393,895

CALIBRATION OF MONOLITHIC CRYSTAL-BASED DETECTORS

MOLECUBES, Ghent (BE)

1. A calibration method for calibrating at least one gamma radiation detector comprising a monolithic scintillation crystal, the calibration method comprising:obtaining event data for a plurality of scintillation events, the event data comprising for each scintillation event a plurality of location sensitive signals observed by said at least one gamma radiation detector to be calibrated by exposing the at least one gamma radiation detector to a predetermined distribution of radiation, the event data being organized in a self-organizing map;
applying an unsupervised learning algorithm in a processor to embed at least part of said event data organized in a self-organizing map on a low-dimensional manifold such that each position on the low-dimensional manifold is representative of a position for the scintillation event in the monolithic scintillation crystal; and
obtaining calibration data in the processor for linking event data for a scintillation event to a spatial region where this scintillation event took place, said obtaining calibration data taking into account said low-dimensional manifold embedding, the method further comprising correcting the calibration data for distortion in the processor, said correcting taking into account information about the predetermined distribution of radiation by deforming the obtained self-organizing map to match the predetermined distribution while keeping the external shape of the map, which corresponds to the detector shape, as a boundary condition.

US Pat. No. 10,393,890

X-RAY IMAGING DEVICE

SHIMADZU CORPORATION, Ky...

1. An X-ray imaging device comprising:an X-ray tube that emits X-rays to a subject;
a shielding mask which is disposed between the X-ray tube and the subject and in which X-ray transmitting portions extending in a first direction are arranged parallel in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction;
an X-ray detector that detects X-rays transmitted by the X-ray transmitting portions and outputs an X-ray detection signal;
a moving mechanism that moves a relative position of the X-ray detector and the shielding mask in the second direction;
an X-ray emission control unit that performs control of causing the X-ray tube to repeatedly emit X-rays while the moving mechanism moves the relative position;
an image generating unit that generates an X-ray image using the X-ray detection signal output from the X-ray detector every emission of X-rays from the X-ray tube;
a refraction information calculating unit that calculates X-ray refraction information including a refraction direction and a refraction angle of X-rays based on the X-ray image generated by the image generating unit; and
a scattered image reconstructing unit that reconstructs a small-angle X-ray scattered image mirroring an X-ray refraction contrast image of the subject based on the X-ray refraction information,
wherein the X-ray detector comprises a scintillator layer including light-shielding walls in a lattice shape and scintillator elements that are disposed in cells which are defined in a two-dimensional matrix shape by the light-shielding walls and convert incident X-rays into light, and
an output layer in which pixels that convert light converted by the scintillator elements into electric charges are arranged in a two-dimensional matrix shape.

US Pat. No. 10,393,858

INTERACTIVE SPATIAL ORIENTATION METHOD AND SYSTEM

VR Technology (Shenzhen) ...

1. An interactive spatial orientation system, comprising:a scanning apparatus;
a receiving apparatus; and
a processing apparatus;
wherein the scanning apparatus sequentially scans the receiving apparatus in a first direction and a second direction perpendicular to each other;
the receiving apparatus converts received optical signals generated from the first scanning and the second scanning into radio waves carrying results of the first scanning and the second scanning, and transfers the radio waves to the processing apparatus; and
the processing apparatus synthesizes the results of the first scanning and the second scanning to obtain six degrees of freedom information of the receiving apparatus;
wherein the receiving apparatus comprises:
a receiving side embedded controller;
a sensor array;
a receiving side wireless transceiver; and
a power;
wherein the receiving side embedded controller is electrically connected with the sensor array, the power, and the receiving side wireless transceiver respectively; and the receiver wireless transceiver is electrically connected with the power; and
wherein the sensor array comprises at least 12 sensors, and the sensors are set up in a way that at least 4 sensors are not in the same plane no matter what angle the sensors project.

US Pat. No. 10,393,836

ACTIVE RESISTIVE SHIMMING FOR MRI DEVICES

ViewRay Technologies, Inc...

1. An active resistive shim coil comprising:two quadrants connected in series to a first power channel and disposed on opposing sides of a central plane; and
another two quadrants connected in series to a second power channel and disposed on the opposing sides of the central plane.

US Pat. No. 10,393,828

INTERDIGITATED Y-AXIS MAGNETORESISTIVE SENSOR

MultiDimension Technology...

1. An interdigitated Y-axis magnetoresistive sensor, comprising:a substrate, and a first comb-shaped soft ferromagnetic flux guide,
a second comb-shaped soft ferromagnetic flux guide, and
a push-pull magnetoresistive bridge sensing unit located on the substrate;
wherein a first comb tooth and a first comb base of the first comb-shaped soft ferromagnetic flux guide and a second comb tooth and a second comb base of the second comb-shaped soft ferromagnetic flux guide are all rectangular, major axes and minor axes of the first comb tooth and the second comb tooth are parallel to the Y axis and the X axis, respectively, and major axes and minor axes of the first comb base and the second comb base are parallel to the X axis and the Y axis, respectively;
wherein the first comb-shaped soft ferromagnetic flux guide and the second comb-shaped soft ferromagnetic flux guide are formed into an interdigitated structure, a first gap and a second gap are alternately formed in sequence between the first comb tooth and the second comb tooth which are adjacent, and gaps are also formed between the second comb tooth and the first comb base as well as between the first comb tooth and the second comb base; and
wherein the push-pull magnetoresistive bridge sensing unit comprises push and pull magnetoresistive sensing unit strings, the push and pull magnetoresistive sensing unit strings both comprise multiple magnetoresistive sensing units connected together, are parallel to the Y-axis, and are alternately placed in the first gap and the second gap, the push and pull magnetoresistive sensing unit strings are electrically connected to form a push arm and a pull arm, respectively, the push arm and the pull arm comprise the same number of the magnetoresistive sensing unit strings, the push arm and the pull arm are electrically connected to form the push-pull magnetoresistive bridge sensing unit, and the magnetoresistive sensing unit senses the magnetic field along the X-axis.

US Pat. No. 10,393,781

IMPEDANCE SYNTHESIZER

National Instruments Irel...

1. A system for time-dependent impedance generation, the system comprising:impedance generation means arranged for:
receiving an input clock signal;
generating at least one parameter that changes as a function of time; and
outputting the at least one parameter, clocked at an output frequency derived from said input clock signal, and
impedance tuning means arranged for:
receiving said at least one parameter;
synthesizing an impedance based on said received at least one parameter; and
outputting the synthesized impedance to a device under test.

US Pat. No. 10,393,777

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MONITORING POWER GRID PARAMETERS

LIVE POWER INTELLIGENCE C...

1. A method for measurement of power flow in a power grid, the method comprising:determining using at least two sensors a plurality of events solely in at least one voltage waveform at a low-voltage part on the power grid, wherein the low-voltage part of the power grid is at a main power outlet;
recording, using a time tag measuring system connected to the at least two sensors, timings of the plurality of events in at least two different locations in the power grid;
determining differences between the timings recorded in the at least two different locations in the power grid; and
analysing the differences of the timings to determine the power flow.

US Pat. No. 10,393,773

SPRING PROBE AND PROBE CARD HAVING SPRING PROBE

MPI Corporation, Chu-Pei...

1. A spring probe, which is adapted to be disposed in a probe seat, comprising:a spring sleeve having an upper non-spring section, a lower non-spring section, and at least one spring section located between the upper non-spring section and the lower non-spring section;
wherein each of the upper non-spring section and the lower non-spring section comprises a stopping structure having a cylinder portion provided with an extension end, and an extended portion; the extended portion is monolithically connected with a part of the extension end of the cylinder portion in a way that the extension end of the cylinder portion has a stopping part adapted for being abutted on the probe seat.

US Pat. No. 10,393,766

WATER MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR ANGLE OF ATTACK SENSORS

Rosemount Aerospace Inc.,...

1. An angle of attack sensor comprising:a housing having an open first end and a closed second end;
a heated chassis positioned within the open first end of the housing;
a mounting plate positioned on the heated chassis adjacent the open first end of the housing such that an internal chamber is formed between the heated chassis and the mounting plate;
a transducer compartment between the heated chassis and the closed second end of the housing; and
a water management system located adjacent the internal chamber and the transducer compartment, the water management system including:
an annular chamber positioned in the internal chamber;
a first tube at a first end of the annular chamber, the first tube having a hole such that the first tube is in fluid communication with the annular chamber and the internal chamber; and
a second tube at a second end of the annular chamber, the second tube being in fluid communication with the annular chamber and the transducer compartment.

US Pat. No. 10,393,689

SEMICONDUCTOR GAS SENSOR AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE SAME

DB HITEK CO., LTD., Seou...

1. A semiconductor gas sensor comprising:a substrate defining a cavity that extends to a peripheral portion;
a first insulation layer formed on the substrate and defining an exposure hole adjacent to the cavity and the peripheral portion;
a second insulation layer formed on the first insulation layer and arranged at the exposure hole opposite from the cavity;
a heating electrode formed on the second insulation layer on a surface opposite from the exposure hole and the cavity;
a sensing electrode arranged opposite the heating electrode from the exposure hole and the cavity, wherein the sensing electrode is electrically insulated from the heating electrode;
a detection layer covering the sensing electrode and having a variable resistance when interacting with a predetermined gas; and
at least one protrusion portion protruded from a lower face of the second insulation layer, the protrusion portion being formed at a position corresponding to the peripheral portion of the cavity and configured to at least partially prevent the second insulation layer from sagging down to the cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,393,687

MULTI-DIRECTIONAL WATER SENSOR

Glentronics, Inc., Linco...

1. A multi-directional water sensor comprisinga housing having multiple conductive pads on the outer surface of the housing, each of the conductive pads extending diagonally across respective corners of the housing, wherein the multiple conductive pads include at least two distinct pairs of the conductive pads spaced around the periphery of the housing such that electrical current can flow between one of the at least two distinct pairs of conductive pads responsive to being electrically connected by a very thin layer of surface water responsive to the housing resting on at least two different walls of the housing in at least two different orientations, wherein the at least two different walls include at least two of a side wall, an end wall, a bottom wall, or a top wall,
an electrical power source coupled to said conductive pads, and
multiple electrical conductors located inside said housing and connecting the at least two distinct pairs of said conductive pads, the at least two distinct pairs of conductive pads including (a) a first pair having a first conductive pad and a second conductive pad electrically connected by a first of the multiple electrical conductors and (b) a second pair having a third conductive pad and one of the first conductive pad or the second conductive pad electrically connected by a second of the multiple electrical conductors.

US Pat. No. 10,393,670

CONTAINER INSPECTION SYSTEM

Applied Vision Corporatio...

1. A container inspection system comprising:a light source that is configured to emit light;
a light director element that is configured to receive the light emitted from the light source and to concurrently illuminate an entirety of an exterior surface of a sidewall of a container that is being transported on a conveyor, the light director element illuminates the entirety of the exterior surface with a tapering, conical field of illumination that is incident upon the exterior surface at acute angles, wherein the container, when the exterior surface is illuminated, is positioned between the light director element and the conveyor;
a camera that is configured to generate an image of a portion of the exterior surface of the sidewall of the container when the entirety of the exterior surface of the sidewall is concurrently illuminated by the tapering, conical field of illumination; and
a computing system in communication with the camera, the computing system is configured to receive the image generated by the camera and output an indication as to whether or not the container is defective based upon the image.

US Pat. No. 10,393,635

SEMICONDUCTOR MANUFACTURED NANO-STRUCTURES FOR MICROBE OR VIRUS TRAPPING OR DESTRUCTION

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MA...

1. A device for damaging or destroying a microbe or a virion, comprising:a semiconductor substrate; and
an array of semiconductor protrusions extending from a surface of the semiconductor substrate, the semiconductor protrusions comprising nanospikes, the array of semiconductor protrusions having nanoscale dimensions, and diamond-shaped epitaxial growth arranged on a terminal end of each semiconductor protrusion of the array of protrusions, the array of semiconductor protrusions comprising a fractal pattern of spike sizes;
wherein the microbe or the virion is damaged or destroyed after being disposed on the array of protrusions.

US Pat. No. 10,393,627

CHOCK ASSEMBLY

Ford Motor Company, Dear...

1. A chock assembly for a vehicle test rig, the chock assembly comprising:a guide member;
a chock coupled to the guide member;
a securing member configured to attach the guide member to the vehicle test rig, wherein the guide member is slidably coupled to the securing member, and the guide member is moveable along a longitudinal centerline of the vehicle test rig while being attached to the vehicle test rig; and
a support structure configured to attach to one of the guide member and the securing member, the support structure being configured to attach the chock assembly to a recovery point of a vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,393,625

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR GENERATING ALLOWED INPUT DATA TRAJECTORIES FOR A TESTING SYSTEM

Robert Bosch GmbH, Stutt...

1. A method for generating an allowed input data trajectory for an engine system to be tested or measured, the method comprising:providing an input data trajectory in an input data space having dimensions corresponding to a number of input variables of the engine system, wherein the input data trajectory is a curve formed by a sequence of combinations of input values of the input variables, the input values being automatically generated for testing or measuring the engine system, each of the combinations of input values of the input variables having a corresponding excitation of the engine system when applied to the engine system;
determining an allowed operating range for the combinations of the input values of the input variables for testing or measuring the engine system;
replacing at least one segment of the provided input data trajectory, which is outside of the allowed operating range, with a trajectory segment formed of other combinations of input values of the input variables to obtain the allowed input data trajectory, the other combinations of the input values of the input variables being within the allowed operating range; and
exciting the engine system to test or measuring the engine system using the allowed input data trajectory, each of the combinations and other combinations of the input values of the input variables of the allowed input data trajectory being applied to the engine system in sequence to obtain a dynamic excitation of the engine system at different operating points of the engine system.

US Pat. No. 10,393,616

HYDROSTATIC AND VIBRATION TEST METHOD FOR A BLOWOUT PREVENTER

HilFlo, LLC, Conroe, TX ...

1. A method of testing for leaks in a portion of a blowout preventer device for an oil/gas well comprising:a. pressurizing a portion of a blowout preventer system to a first pressure level,
b. maintaining the blowout preventer system at the first pressure level by adding or subtracting test fluid into the blowout preventer system,
c. measuring the amplitude of vibrations emitted by a test fluid passing from a high pressure location to a low pressure location within the blowout preventer system,
d. raising the pressure within the blowout preventer system to a second higher pressure level,
e. maintaining the pressure level by adding or removing test fluid from the blowout preventer system,
f. measuring the amplitude of vibrations emitted by the test fluid passing from the same high pressure level location to a low pressure location within the blowout preventer system, and
g. determining a leak rate by comparing the amplitude of vibration at the first and second level.

US Pat. No. 10,393,615

HORIZONTAL HIGH SPEED TESTING DEVICE FOR SPIRAL SEAL OF HORIZONTAL CONE BIT BEARING

Southwest Petroleum Unive...

1. A horizontal high-speed testing device for a spiral seal of a cone bit bearing, comprising:a cone;
a spiral sleeve, which is in threaded connection to the cone, and an inner diameter of which is provided with sealing threads simulating a spiral seal of a cone bit bearing; and
a shaft, on which both the spiral sleeve and the cone are sheathed, and in which a first through hole, a second through hole and a third through hole are formed;
wherein, a first cavity is formed between the spiral sleeve, the cone and the shaft; the first through hole is communicated with the first cavity; there is an axial clearance between the spiral sleeve and the shaft and an axial clearance between the cone and the shaft to form a second cavity; the first cavity is communicated with the second cavity; and, both the second through hole and the third through hole are communicated with the second cavity.

US Pat. No. 10,393,598

HEAT FLUX GAGE

FluxTeq LLC, Blacksburg,...

1. A heat flux gage for measurement of heat transfer to or from a surface, comprising:an electrically insulating sheet with holes made through the sheet;
at least one of a metal top interconnect layer on the top surface that is connected through a hole to a bottom interconnect layer of the same material on the bottom surface, and a metal top interconnect layer on the top surface that is connected through a hole to a bottom interconnect layer of a thermoelectrically different material on the bottom surface, and a plurality n of metal top interconnect layers on the top surface that are connected through holes to a plurality n of bottom interconnect layers of the same material on the bottom surface, and a plurality n of metal top interconnect layers on the top surface that are connected through holes to a plurality n of bottom interconnect layers of a thermoelectrically different material on the bottom surface;
the through hole connection is provided by a material of the same or similar thermoelectric material as the top and bottom interconnect layers, or the through hole connection is provided by a material of the same or similar thermoelectric material as the top interconnect layer;
a second metal of a thermoelectrically different material than the first metal of the top interconnect layer that is connected through a second hole from the top side interconnect layer to the bottom side interconnect layer, or a second through hole connection is provided by a metal of the same or similar thermoelectric material as the bottom interconnect layer on the bottom surface side;
the layers are connected in an alternating fashion to form a differential thermocouple; the pattern is created by printing conductive metallic inks on the surfaces and through holes, or the pattern is created by a combination of plating and etching processes and printing conductive metallic inks on the surfaces and through holes; and a set of metal pads for connecting wires.

US Pat. No. 10,393,577

LIGHT SENSOR SYSTEM FOR CORRECTING OR EQUALIZING COLOR SIGNALS BY REMOVING INFRARED COMPONET FROM COLOR SIGNALS AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING LIGHT SENSOR SIGNALS

ams AG, Unterpremstaette...

1. A light sensor system, comprising:light sensors to sense red light, green light, and blue light in order to generate a red channel signal R from the sensed red light, a green channel signal G from the sensed green light, and a blue channel signal B from the sensed blue light;
a clear channel signal sensor to sense full spectrum light in order to generate a clear channel signal C that includes or corresponds to the sensed full spectrum light; and
a processing circuit, which is configured to perform the following steps during operation of the light sensor system:
calculate an infrared component IR according to the formula
IR=C1·R+C2·G+C3·B?C4·C,
where C1, C2, C3 and C4 are positive weighting factors;
generate a corrected red signal R?, a corrected green signal G? and a corrected blue signal B? according to the formulas:
R?=R?IR,
G?=G?IR,
B?=B?IR; and
generate an equalized green signal G? according to the formula:

where E is a 1×3 coefficient matrix,
wherein the light sensor system is configured to output the equalized green signal G? as an output signal, and
wherein light sensors to sense the red, green and blue light and the clear channel signal sensor are connected in parallel to the processing circuit.

US Pat. No. 10,393,573

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR OPTICAL SENSING

Silixa Ltd., Elstree (GB...

1. A fibre optic distributed acoustic sensing system, comprising:an optical sensing fibre arranged in use to receive a pulsed optical signal, the optical sensing fibre being configured to constrain the pulsed optical signal such that the pulsed optical signal propagates along the length of the optical sensing fibre in a first direction, the pulsed optical signal being backscattered and/or reflected along the length of the optical sensing fibre, the backscattered and/or reflected light being constrained by the optical fibre such that the backscattered and/or reflected light propagates therealong in a second direction opposite the first direction, wherein acoustic perturbations incident along the length of the optical sensing fibre cause the optical sensing fibre to expand and contract such that the backscattered and/or reflected light is modulated;
a means for receiving backscattered and/or reflected light from along the length of the optical sensing fibre; and
a means for processing the received backscattered and/or reflected light to measure the relative phase, frequency and amplitude of the received backscattered and/or reflected light from along the length of the optical sensing fibre to detect the acoustic perturbations, wherein the relative phase, frequency and amplitude measurements taken from along the length of the optical sensing fibre are synchronised to enhance signal sensitivity, and wherein the processor is configured to measure the backscattered and/or reflected light received from each contiguous section of optical sensing fibre along the length of optical sensing fibre based on the time taken for the pulsed optical signal to propagate along the length of the optical fibre in the first direction, and the time taken for the backscattered and/or reflected light to propagate back in the second direction, to thereby map the received backscattered and/or reflected light to a respective section of optical fibre.

US Pat. No. 10,393,554

SECURITY SYSTEM HAVING A MAGNETIC DISPLACEMENT SENSOR SYSTEM AND ANALYTICS SYSTEM

SENSORMATIC ELECTRONICS, ...

1. A security system, comprising:a magnetic displacement sensor system including a displacement sensor for detecting magnetic field strengths from a magnet over a time period and identifying an event based on the magnetic field strengths over the time period; and
an analytics system in communication with the magnetic displacement sensor system and comprising:
an analytics database storing one or more event profiles for the magnetic displacement sensor system, each event profile including magnetic field strength changes and a represented event represented thereby; and
an analytics engine for determining a status indicative of a validity of data received from the magnetic displacement sensor system based on a comparison of the magnetic field strengths and an event profile stored in the analytics database in association with the event for the magnetic displacement sensor system.

US Pat. No. 10,393,543

METHODS FOR IMPROVED HEADING ESTIMATION

TRX SYSTEMS, INC., Green...

1. A method for obtaining a global rotation estimation, comprising:determining a path of a magnetic sensor and a gyro sensor in a device in motion in an environment based on magnetic data received from the magnetic sensor and gyro data received from the gyro sensor, the path comprising a plurality of path points;
segmenting the path such that path points are separated into a plurality of spatial grids;
determining magnetic headings from the magnetic data and gyro headings from the gyro data for the path points in each spatial grid among the plurality of spatial grids;
for each spatial grid, computing a grid value based on a function of the magnetic headings and the gyro headings at path points within each spatial grid;
determining an average of the grid values across the plurality of spatial grids; and
setting the global rotation estimation as a rotation value that minimizes the average of the grid values.

US Pat. No. 10,393,529

MARINE AUTO-RANGE REMAINING OVERLAY

NAVICO HOLDING AS, Egers...

1. A marine electronics device comprising:a position sensor configured to:
determine a current geographic location of a watercraft associated with the marine electronics device, and
output a location signal indicative of the current geographic location;
a display;
a processor; and
a memory including computer program code configured to, when executed by the processor, cause the marine electronics device to:
receive the location signal indicating the current geographic location of the watercraft;
receive a remaining fuel signal from a fuel quantity detector indicating an amount of fuel remaining for operating a motor of the watercraft;
generate a plurality of possible destinations on a body of water based on the current geographic location, the amount of fuel remaining, and cartographic data;
generate an overlay for a map, wherein the overlay comprises a continuous area on the map showing the plurality of possible destinations on the body of water at respective geographic locations, wherein the continuous area on the map corresponds to the plurality of possible destinations that are reachable for the watercraft from the current geographic location based on the amount of fuel remaining of the watercraft; and
render the overlay on the map to visually communicate the plurality of possible destinations to a user to indicate travel options for the watercraft from the current geographic location that are within a remaining fuel range of the watercraft.

US Pat. No. 10,393,519

FALL DETECTION SENSOR FOR RAMMER

MIKASA SANGYO CO., LTD., ...

1. A fall detection sensor for rammer comprising:an acceleration sensor configured to detect a gravitational acceleration and a motion acceleration with respect to a sensitivity direction, and to output an electrical signal having a level proportional to a magnitude of the detected acceleration;
a low-pass filter configured to remove a frequency component higher than a predetermined frequency from an input signal;
an integrator configured to integrate the input signal, and to output an integrated signal successively;
a first comparator configured to compare a value of the input signal with a predetermined threshold, to determine that the rammer has fallen when the value of the input signal is higher or lower than the threshold, and to output a fall detection signal;
a second comparator configured to compare a wave pattern of the input signal with a plurality of types of fall sample waves and non-fall sample waves stored in advance, to output a fall detection signal upon determining that the rammer has fallen when a similarity with the fall sample wave exceeds a predetermined threshold, and to output a non-fall signal upon determining that the rammer has not fallen when a similarity with the non-fall sample wave exceeds a predetermined threshold; and
control means including a motor stop switch, wherein
the fall detection sensor for rammer is configured such that the signal output from the acceleration sensor is input to the low-pass filter, the signal output from the low-pass filter is input to the integrator and the second comparator, the signal output from the integrator is input to the first comparator, and the fall detection signal output from the first comparator and the fall detection signal and the non-fall signal output from the second comparator are input to the control means, and
the fall detection sensor for rammer is configured such that, when the fall detection signal is output from the first comparator and is input to the control means, and the non-fall signal is not input from the second comparator to the control means within a predetermined period after the fall detection signal is input, and when the fall detection signal is output from the second comparator and is input to the control means, the motor stop switch operates to stop a motor.

US Pat. No. 10,393,503

STEERABLE FOCAL ADJUSTMENT FOR OPTICAL COHERENCE TOMOGRAPHY

SIGHTLINE INNOVATION INC....

1. A method of surface inspection of an object using optical coherence tomography (OCT), the method comprising:determining a surface profile of the object, the surface profile comprising one or more regions on a surface of the object;
moving the object relative to the OCT scanner head; and
for each of the one or more regions on the surface of the object, performing:
determining a working distance where the surface of the object at the respective region is within a present depth of field;
determining an angle where the respective region is at the determined working distance from an OCT scanner head;
directing the OCT scanner head at the determined angle towards the respective region when the respective region is at the determined working distance along the respective angle; and
performing an A-scan of the object when the respective region is within the present depth of field.

US Pat. No. 10,393,497

LENGTH MEASURING DEVICE

BAGEL LABS CO., LTD., Se...

1. A length measuring device, comprising:a case;
a first rotating part configured to rotate while a portion of a circumference thereof exposed outside the case is in contact with a measured object;
a rotation interfering part configured to interfere with an inertial rotation of the first rotating part; and
a control part configured to calculate a length measurement using an amount of rotation of the first rotating part.

US Pat. No. 10,393,490

LENGTH MEASURING DEVICE AND LENGTH MEASURING SYSTEM

BAGEL LABS CO., LTD., Se...

1. A length measuring device, comprising:a casing;
a first rotating portion accommodated in the casing, the first rotating portion being rotated with a portion of a circumference thereof being exposed out of the casing and in contact with an object to be measured, the first rotating portion comprising:
a rotational axis passed through the casing; and
a driving wheel coupled with the rotational axis and disposed within the casing, to be rotated while being in contact with a surface of the object to be measured along the surface of the object to be measured;
a first sensing portion configured to sense an amount of rotation of the first rotating portion;
a controller configured to convert the amount of rotation of the first rotating portion into length measurement;
a second rotating portion being coiled with a strip by a plurality of times, and being rotated according to the strip being withdrawn or retracted through an outlet formed in the casing; and
a second sensing portion configured to sense an amount of rotation of the second rotating portion, wherein the controller converts the amount of rotation of the first rotating portion into length measurement, or converts the amount of rotation of the second rotating portion into length measurement.

US Pat. No. 10,393,471

ARCHERY BOW RISER WITH STABILIZING DAMPER

MCP IP, LLC, Sparta, WI ...

11. An archery bow comprising:a riser comprising a grip location and a cavity, the grip location defining a pivot axis;
a first limb supported by the riser, the first limb attached by a first limb fastener;
a second limb supported by the riser, the second limb attached by a second limb fastener;
a bowstring;
a vibration damper located in the cavity, the vibration damper comprising a resilient member and a weight;
wherein a reference line oriented parallel to the pivot axis intersects the vibration damper and the first limb fastener.

US Pat. No. 10,393,469

ARCHERY BOW

FIBIGER COMPANY, San Ber...

1. An archery bow comprising:a block comprising;
a handle being adapted to be held by a user with his or her hand in a vertical grip position, and
a center block having a bottom side, top side, a front side, and back side, the bottom side of the center block being affixed to the handle, the center block comprising a center bore and first and second end portions, wherein the center bore extends from the front side of the block to the back side of the block and is open to the top side of the block;
an arrow guide attached centrally to the center bore and positioned in front of the central bore on the center block, the arrow guide having a top side opening for positioning the forward end of an arrow through the center bore and through the arrow guide;
a first limb affixed to the first end portion of the center block, the first limb having a first limb end portion;
a second limb affixed to the second end portion of the center block, the second limb having a second limb end portion;
first and second pulleys rotatably combined with respective first and second limb end portions so as to rotate around a rotating axis of each pulley; and
a bowstring formed between the first and second pulleys, the bowstring being configured to receive the notched end of an arrow, and being pulled for discharge of the arrow through the center bore of the block and the arrow guide,
wherein the center block is affixed to the handle in a perpendicular configuration such that the handle is perpendicular to an elongated top section of the center block, the first and second limbs, and the bowstring.

US Pat. No. 10,393,468

AMBIDEXTROUS LOWER RECEIVER FOR AN AUTOMATIC RIFLE

MVB INDUSTRIES, INC., De...

1. An ambidextrous lower receiver for an automatic rifle comprising:a lower-receiver body;
a bolt catch button;
a bolt catch lever;
a pusher finger;
a length-adjustable pin;
the lower-receiver body comprises a magazine chamber, an actuation chamber, a lever slot, and a button slot;
the magazine chamber traversing through the lower-receiver body;
the actuation chamber being positioned adjacent to the magazine chamber;
the lever slot and the button slot laterally traversing through the lower-receiver body and into the actuation chamber;
the lever slot being positioned opposite to the button slot across the actuation chamber;
the bolt catch lever being pivotably mounted within the lever slot;
the bolt catch button being slidably engaged within the button slot;
a first end of the pusher finger being pivotably mounted onto the bolt catch button; and
the length-adjustable pin being operatively coupled in between the pusher finger and the bolt catch lever, wherein the length-adjustable pin causes the pusher finger and the bolt-catch lever to rotate toward each other.

US Pat. No. 10,393,467

FIREARM DUST COVER

Leapers, Inc., Livonia, ...

12. A dust cover for a firearm comprising:a panel defining a passageway, the panel configured to selectively cover an ejection port of a firearm;
a hinge pin in the passageway;
a spring disposed around the hinge pin and including a spring portion that engages the hinge pin so that the spring is generally non-slidable relative to the hinge pin adjacent the spring portion,
wherein the spring includes an outwardly extending first prong that engages the panel to bias the panel away from the ejection port,
wherein the spring includes an outwardly extending second prong distal from the first prong, the second prong being manually engageable by a user to slide the hinge pin within the passageway while the spring is non-slidable relative to the hinge pin adjacent the spring portion so as to remove a part of the hinge pin from a first hole defined by the firearm and thereby free the hinge pin and panel for removal from the firearm.

US Pat. No. 10,393,463

SELF-TIGHTENING SUPPRESSOR MOUNT AND SYSTEM

OSS Suppressors LLC, Mil...

1. A firearm accessory system coupleable to a firearm and that self-tightens in response to firing a projectile, comprising:an interface structure threadably coupleable to a muzzle end of a firearm, the interface structure having a central axis that corresponds to a projectile pathway; and
a suppressor threadably coupleable to the interface structure at a proximal end of the suppressor, wherein at least one of the interface structure and the suppressor comprises a plurality of discharge gas deflector openings, each discharge gas deflector opening formed at an angle relative to the central axis and to exhaust discharge gases out through a distal end of the suppressor, wherein the plurality of discharge gas deflector openings comprises a plurality of half-channels arranged in a helical manner about a peripheral area of the distal end of the suppressor, wherein the plurality of half-channels are arranged to surround a longitudinal central axis of the suppressor, and at least one of:
the plurality of half-channels surround a primary exhaust opening of the suppressor formed through the distal end of the suppressor,
the plurality of half-channels each comprise a lead angle formed at an angle relative to the central axis, wherein the suppressor comprises right-handed threads operable to be right-hand threadably engaged to left-hand threads of the interface structure, whereby discharge gases flowing through the plurality of half-channels cause a counter-clockwise torsional force to tighten the suppressor in a counter-clockwise direction to the interface structure about the right-handed threads and the left-handed threads, and
the plurality of half-channels are formed to exhaust secondary exhaust gases radially through the distal end of the suppressor, and wherein the primary exhaust opening is formed separate from the plurality of half-channels such that the primary exhaust opening exhausts primary exhaust gases generally axially out the primary exhaust opening,
wherein in response to firing a projectile through the interface structure and the suppressor, discharge gases flowing through the plurality of discharge gas deflector openings cause a torsional force to tighten the respective one of the interface structure or the suppressor to the respective one of the muzzle end or the interface structure.

US Pat. No. 10,393,453

METHOD FOR DETECTING DEFICIENCIES IN A COOLING TOWER OF A THERMAL FACILITY IN OPERATION

ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE, P...

1. Method for remedying deficiencies in a cooling tower of a thermal facility in operation in a given environment comprising the implementation of the steps of:(a) Measurement, by a plurality of sensors, of a set of values of physical parameters relating to the cooling tower, at least one of which being an endogenous parameter specific to the operation of the cooling tower and at least one exogenous parameter specific to said environment;
(b) Calculation, by a data processor, of at least one expected optimum value of said endogenous parameter as a function of said values of the physical parameters and a model;
(c) Determination, by the data processor, of at least one potentially deficient function of the cooling tower as a function of the disparity between the measured value and the expected optimum value of said endogenous parameter and/or the variation of said disparity;
(d) Testing, by the data processor, of each function of the cooling tower determined as potentially deficient;
(e) Triggering of an alarm for intervention on the cooling tower, by the data processor, if at least one function of the cooling tower is evaluated as being deficient in the test;
wherein step (c) comprises the periodic calculation of a mean value over a given time interval of the disparity between the measured value and the expected optimum value of said endogenous parameter; and wherein the variation of the disparity between the measured value and the expected optimum value of said endogenous parameter is defined at step (c) as the difference between two consecutive mean values of said disparity, step (c) comprising the comparison of this difference with a plurality of predetermined thresholds.

US Pat. No. 10,393,447

HEAT EXCHANGER, METHOD FOR FORMING THEREOF AND USE THEREOF

Intergas Heating Assets B...

1. A heat exchanger, comprising:a central body that is hollow which is received in a housing and defines an inner channel for a first medium, wherein a space surrounding the central body in the housing defines at least one outer channel for a second medium, wherein the central body has on either side parts protruding from a main plane thereof and the central body comprises at least two substantially parallel profiled plates connected locally to each other, wherein the parts protruding from the main plane of the central body are connected to mutually opposite parts of the housing, wherein the protruding parts bound the outer channel, wherein the outer channel has a meandering form substantially parallel to the main plane of the central body, the meandering form defining a flow path for the second medium that alternates between first and second flow directions for the second medium that are transverse to a direction of flow of the first medium and directly opposite one another, wherein an outlet for the first medium and an inlet for the second medium share a first side of the central body and wherein an inlet for the first medium and an outlet for the second medium share a second side of the hollow central body.

US Pat. No. 10,393,430

METHOD AND SYSTEM TO CONTROL THE METHANE MASS FLOW RATE FOR THE PRODUCTION OF LIQUEFIED METHANE GAS (LMG)

RTJ TECHNOLOGIES INC., M...

1. A gas supply system for generating a mixed methane gas feed stream using at least one source of biogas and at least one alternate source of methane gas, the gas supply system including:a biogas subsystem;
a control device for the methane gas coming from the at least one alternate source of methane gas; and
a vertically-extending gas mixing vessel having an upper biogas inlet that is selectively in fluid communication with an outlet of the biogas subsystem, at least two vertically spaced-apart mid-level gas inlets that are each selectively in fluid communication with the control device for the methane gas coming from the at least one alternate source of methane gas, a bottom condensate outlet, and a mixed methane gas feed stream outlet that is located vertically above the mid-level gas inlets.

US Pat. No. 10,393,388

CONTROL UNIT FOR A COOKING HOB

Electrolux Home Products ...

1. A control unit for a cooking hob with at least one viewing window, said control unit is attached or attachable below said viewing window and comprises:a plurality of control elements operable from a top side of the control unit,
at least one display arranged on the top side of the control unit,
a control panel forming an unmoveable part of the control unit, and
a plurality of elastic elements for resiliently supporting the display on the control unit,
wherein the control unit comprises a display frame extending around a plurality of side walls of the at least one display for enclosing at least partially the display, and the display frame is formed as a single-piece part and includes the plurality of elastic elements at a lower side, and a sealing lip on an upper side that is directly in contact with the display, and wherein the plurality of elastic elements are positioned between the display and the control panel, the sealing lip positioned between an upper surface of the at least one display and a bottom surface of the at least one viewing window to position the at least one display a predetermined distance from the at least one viewing window.

US Pat. No. 10,393,365

WHEELCHAIR LIGHTING SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Revolights, Inc., Emeryv...

1. A lighting system for a wheelchair wheel comprising:a plurality of light emitting elements;
a toroidal rim configured to accommodate the light emitting elements and mount to a wheelchair, the rim laterally offset along a perpendicular vector from a plane defined by two radius vectors of the wheel;
a controller coupled to the light emitting elements allowing the lights to toggle between a lit state emitting light at full power and a dim state emitting light at less than full power.

US Pat. No. 10,393,348

CONFIGURABLE LUMINAIRE

GLINT PHOTONICS, INC., B...

1. An optical system for generating light comprising:an array of concave mirrors for receiving and reflecting light, each mirror having an aperture, where the aperture of each mirror is its light exiting surface;
an array of light sources positioned at approximately a focal plane of the array of mirrors, the array of light sources comprising one or more light sources supported over each of the apertures of the mirrors by a support structure; and
an actuator for controlling relative movement between the array of mirrors and the array of light sources, wherein a light beam emitted by one of the light sources reflected off its associated mirror has a shape and direction controlled by the relative movement between the array of mirrors and the array of light sources.

US Pat. No. 10,393,326

EXPANDING MULTI-FACED WORK LIGHT FLASHLIGHT

VECTOR PRODUCTS, INC., B...

1. A combination lighting device comprising,a main light;
a main light head housing the main light;
at least three light arrays;
at least three light panel bodies secured to the main light head, each of the light arrays housing within an associated one of the light panel bodies;
an elongated housing mechanically connected to the main light head;
electrical circuitry/components disposed within the elongated housing;
a rechargeable energy source in electrical communication with the electrical circuitry/components, the energy source disposed within the elongated housing; and
a power button accessible through the elongated housing and in communication with the electrical circuitry/components; wherein the main light head is pivotally secured to a first end of the elongated housing such that the main light head can fully pivot with respect to the elongated housing independent of the at least three light panel bodies when each of the at least three light panel bodies are pivoted outward to a fully extended position.

US Pat. No. 10,393,298

ROTARY UNION WITH EXPANDING RING

Deublin Company, Waukega...

1. A rotary union, comprising:a housing having a fluid inlet;
a rotating machine component rotatably supported in the housing;
a rotating seal member associated with the rotating machine component;
a non-rotating seal member slidably and sealably disposed within the housing adjacent the rotating seal member;
an expandable seal disposed between and sealably engaging a bore in each of the non-rotating seal member and the housing, the expandable seal including two end portions, one of the two end portions engaged to the non-rotating seal member and the other of the two end portions engaged to the housing;
an internal clamp disposed within an end portion of the expandable seal such that the end portion of the expandable seal is compressed between the internal clamp and the bore of the housing; and
a second internal clamp disposed within an end portion of the expandable seal such that the end portion of the expandable seal is compressed between the second internal camp and the bore of the non-rotating seal member.

US Pat. No. 10,393,290

CLAMP FOR CIRCULAR OBJECTS

ERICO INTERNATIONAL CORPO...

1. A clamp to secure a circular object, the clamp comprising:a first clamp member with a first C-shaped cross-sectional profile, the first clamp member having a first clamp portion, an aperture, and a first elongate slot that extends away from the first clamp portion;
a second clamp member with a second C-shaped cross-sectional profile, the second clamp member having a second clamp portion and a first elongate slot and a second elongate slot, each of the elongate slots extending away from the second clamp portion;
the first clamp portion and the second clamp portion being configured to receive the circular object therebetween, to secure the circular object within the clamp, with the second C-shaped cross-sectional profile nested with the first C-shaped cross-sectional profile; and
the first clamp member being secured to the second clamp member with a first fastener extending through the aperture of the first clamp member and the first elongate slot of the second clamp member, and with a second fastener extending through the first elongate slot of the first clamp member and the second elongate slot of the second clamp member.

US Pat. No. 10,393,289

PIPE FIXING DEVICE

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. A pipe fixing device, comprising:a first clamp and a second clamp that fix a pipe; and
a first engaging part and a second engaging part that are fixed to the pipe and engage respectively with the first clamp and the second clamp, wherein
the first clamp and the first engaging part are configured to engage with each other such that the first engaging part is restrained from moving toward one side in an axial direction of the pipe and from moving in a circumferential direction of the pipe relative to the first clamp,
the first engaging part being adjacent to the first clamp in the axial direction of the pipe without overlapping the first clamp in plan view,
the second clamp and the second engaging part are configured to engage with each other such that the second engaging part is restrained from moving toward another side in the axial direction of the pipe and from moving in the circumferential direction of the pipe relative to the second clamp,
the second engaging part being adjacent to the second clamp in the axial direction of the pipe without overlapping the second clamp in plan view,
one of the first clamp and the first engaging part has a first recess recessing in the axial direction of the pipe, and the other one of the first clamp and the first engaging part has a first protrusion protruding along the axial direction of the pipe,
one of the second clamp and the second engaging part has a second recess recessing in the axial direction of the pie, and the other one of the second clamp and the second engaging part has a second protrusion protruding along the axial direction of the pipe,
the first engaging part and the first clamp are configured to have the first recess and the first protrusion thereof engaged with each other in the axial direction of the pipe, the first recess and the first protrusion being located in an inner region located between, in the axial direction of the pipe, the first clamp and the second clamp, and
the second engaging part and the second clamp are configured to have the second recess and the second protrusion thereof engaged with each other in the axial direction of the pipe, the second recess and the second protrusion being located in the inner region.

US Pat. No. 10,393,250

STRAIN WAVE GEARING AND WAVE GENERATOR

Harmonic Drive Systems In...

1. A wave generator of a strain wave gearing, wherein the wave generator flexes each part in a circumferential direction of a flexible externally toothed gear in a radial direction with a constant amplitude and a constant period by utilizing a plurality of solid displacement elements, and moves meshing positions of the externally toothed gear with a rigid internally toothed gear in the circumferential direction, so that a relative rotation between the two gears is generated according to a difference in teeth between the externally toothed gear and the internally toothed gear; the wave generator being characterized in that:the solid displacement elements are a monomorphic type or bimorphic type rectangular plate-shape element that is curved into an arc shape, and is deformable from the arc shape into a semicircular shape by energization, the semicircular shape having a smaller radius than an arc radius of the arc shape;
wherein portions of the externally toothed gear flexed by the solid displacement elements that are deformed into the semicircular shape, are meshed with the internally toothed gear;
wherein an element retaining member for retaining the solid displacement elements, is provided; and
wherein the element retaining member is provided with a circular outer circumferential surface capable of facing an inner circumferential surface of the externally toothed mar, and a plurality of element retaining parts formed in the circular outer circumferential surface so as to be arranged in equiangular intervals in a circumferential direction;
the respective solid displacement elements are retained in the respective element retaining parts in a manner that a convex-side surface of each of the solid displacement elements faces outward in a radial direction of the circular outer circumferential surface; and
a first end part of each of the solid displacement elements in a length direction thereof is hinged to the element retaining part so as not to move, and a second end part thereof is movable in a direction toward and away from the first end part.

US Pat. No. 10,393,227

FLAT STRAIN WAVE GEARING

Harmonic Drive Systems In...

1. A flat strain wave gearing comprising:a first rigid internally toothed gear provided with first internal teeth having a first number of teeth;
a second rigid internally toothed gear disposed adjacent to and coaxially with the first rigid internally toothed gear, and provided with second internal teeth having a second number of teeth different from the first number of teeth;
a cylindrical, flexible externally toothed gear which is disposed coaxially with inner sides of the first and second rigid internally toothed gears, which is provided with external teeth capable of meshing with the first internal teeth and the second internal teeth, and which is capable of flexing in a radial direction; and
a wave generator which is disposed on an inner side of the flexible externally toothed gear, and which makes the flexible externally toothed gear flex into a non-circular shape, causing the external teeth to partially mesh with the first and second internal teeth;
wherein the external teeth are divided into a first external tooth portion that faces the first internal teeth, and a second external tooth portion that faces the second internal teeth, by a relieving portion, the relieving portion being formed in a portion of the external teeth located in a center portion along a tooth trace direction of the external teeth, and the relieving portion being formed through a predetermined length in the tooth trace direction;
wherein the relieving portion is subjected to relieving so that a tooth depth thereof is lowest in a tooth-trace-direction center of the relieving portion;
wherein the wave generator is provided with a first wave bearing for supporting the first external tooth portion and a second wave bearing for supporting the second external tooth portion;
wherein a relieving length L1 of the relieving portion in the tooth trace direction satisfies a conditional expression
0.1L where L is a total tooth width of the external teeth; and
wherein a maximum relieving amount t in a tooth depth direction from a top land of the external teeth in the relieving portion satisfies a conditional expression
3.3×10?4 where PCD is a pitch circle diameter of the external teeth.

US Pat. No. 10,393,190

DECOUPLER WITH CONCENTRIC CLUTCHING MEMBERS

Litens Automotive Partner...

1. A decoupler, comprising: a hub; a pulley mounted about the hub; a helical coil torsion spring disposed about the hub; a first spring driver fixed to the pulley, the first spring driver positioned to transfer force to the helical coil torsion spring; a driving clutch member positioned to receive force from the first spring driver through the helical coil torsion spring; a driven clutch member positioned axially adjacent the driving clutch member and mounted concentrically therewith, the driven clutch member being drivingly connected to the hub; a one-way wrap spring clutch mounted about the hub and disposed to interconnect the driving clutch member and the driven clutch member, wherein, during rotation of the hub and pulley in a first direction, the one-way wrap spring clutch being positioned to transfer torque from the driving clutch member to the driven clutch member and to inhibit torque transfer from the driven clutch member to driving clutch member; and an axial biasing member that urges the driving and driven clutch members axially together, further comprising an anti-ramp surface that is fixed relative to the pulley and that is interlockable with a complementary surface that is fixed relative to the driving clutch member, when an angular displacement between the pulley and the driving clutch member reaches a pre-selected limit, the anti-ramp surface engages the complementary surface to transfer torque thereto partially bypassing torque transfer via the torsion spring.

US Pat. No. 10,393,159

CAPTIVE LOCATING SCREW

Carr Lane Manufacturing C...

1. A captive locating screw assembly comprising:a shaft generally in the configuration of an elongated cylinder, said shaft comprising:
a threaded portion disposed at a first end of said shaft;
an attaching portion disposed at a second end of said shaft opposing said first end, said attaching portion having an attaching bore radially disposed therein;
a body portion extending between said threaded portion and said attaching portion;
a handle configured to be twisted by a human hand, said handle having attached thereto a sleeve portion generally in the configuration of a cylinder, said sleeve portion having a radial bore radially disposed therein and a ventral bore ventrally disposed therein; and
a fastener;
wherein said attaching bore and said radial bore are configured such that, when said attaching portion is inserted into said ventral bore, said shaft may be rotated to align said attaching bore and said radial bore generally linearly; and
wherein said attaching portion is inserted into said ventral bore such that said attaching bore and said radial bore are generally linearly aligned, and said fastener is inserted through said attaching bore and said radial bore and fastens said shaft to said handle.

US Pat. No. 10,393,127

HOUSING OF FAN MOTOR

SANYO DENKI CO., LTD., T...

1. A housing of a fan motor, comprising: two or more board members provided at an interval in a rotational axis direction of a fan; a coupling portion which has a hollow cylindrical shape and couples the two or more board members to each other; a protrusion portion which is monolithically formed to the coupling portion and which protrudes radially toward a space outside an air course from an outer surface of the coupling portion, the space being a space between the board members outside the air course; a fixing portion which fixes a terminal that is provided in the protrusion portion and which is connectable to wiring from a power source that supplies electricity to a motor, and a connector fixing portion which touches a connector and fixes the connector when the connector is connected with respect to the terminal fixed to the fixing portion; wherein; the fixing portion is integrally provided within the protrusion portion, the protrusion portion is formed as a first rib which couples the board members to each other; the fixing portion includes a hole portion which is formed on the first rib; and the connector fixing portion includes at least three second ribs disposed in the rotational axis direction external to the fixing portion which extend between the board members and which are configured to have a shape cut out in accordance with a shape of the connector; wherein the at least three second ribs are formed to be protruded directly from the coupling portion and are disposed at an interval in the rotational axis direction of the fan; wherein the at least three second ribs are parallel to one another and extend along the coupling portion; wherein the housing of a fan motor further comprises a projection provided to the fixing portion to protrude in a protruding direction of the terminal, the projection being configured on an end of the fixing portion opposite the coupling portion to touch and fix the connector together with the connector fixing portion.

US Pat. No. 10,393,096

ROTARY SWINGING SUBASSEMBLY AND DEVICE FOR COINTEGRATED FLUIDIC MULTIPLEXING AND VOLUMETRIC PUMPING OF A FLUID

EVEON, (FR)

1. A reciprocating and rotary subassembly for positive displacement pumping of a fluid, which subassembly comprises:a hollow body having a longitudinal axis defining at least one cavity and having its wall provided with a plurality of through ducts,
a piston received in said cavity, with which the piston co-operates to define a working chamber, said piston having, in its periphery, at least one recess in fluid-flow communication with said working chamber, said piston being suitable for being moved in reciprocating and rotary manner relative to said body so as to be movable angularly between different operating positions, in each of which said recess is facing or not facing at least one of said through ducts, and so as to be movable in translation in such a manner as to cause a volume of said working chamber to vary so as to suck in and then deliver said fluid successively,
a sleeve mounted to be movable angularly and longitudinally between said piston and said body, a wall of said sleeve is provided with a plurality of through orifices, which sleeve is interposed radially between said piston and said body, and is suitable for taking up different successive fluid-flow configurations in said body and in association with each operating position, in each of which fluid-flow configurations each through duct is selectively closed when said sleeve prevents fluid-flow communication between said working chamber and said through duct, or open when an orifice of said sleeve facing said through duct allows fluid-flow communication to take place between said working chamber and said through duct,
wherein, in one of the fluid-flow configurations, a first through duct and a second through duct of said through ducts are open while a third through duct of said through ducts is closed, so that a fluid flow can selectively occur between the first through duct and the second through duct via the working chamber, and, in another one of the fluid-flow configurations, the first through duct and the third through duct of said through ducts are open while the second through duct of said through ducts is closed so that a fluid flow can selectively occur between the first through duct and the third through duct via the working chamber, whereby the subassembly is configured to perform fluidic multiplexing.

US Pat. No. 10,393,041

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR A SPLIT EXHAUST ENGINE SYSTEM

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A method, comprising:during conditions with an amount of opening of an intake throttle being less than a threshold amount of opening, routing intake air from an intake passage to a second exhaust manifold coupled to a first set of cylinder exhaust valves via an exhaust gas recirculation (EGR) passage, including closing the intake throttle;
heating the intake air as it passes through an EGR cooler in the EGR passage;
routing the heated intake air to an intake manifold, downstream of the intake throttle, via a flow passage coupled between the second exhaust manifold and the intake manifold; and
exhausting combustion gases via a second set of cylinder exhaust valves to a first exhaust manifold coupled to an exhaust passage.

US Pat. No. 10,393,033

HYDRAULIC SYSTEM PURGING VIA POSITION SYNCHRONIZED SOLENOID PULSING

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A variable displacement internal combustion engine control system, comprising:an engine including multiple cylinders, each cylinder having an intake valve and an exhaust valve;
an engine control circuit configured to: determine when to activate and deactivate one or more cylinders of the multiple cylinders, and determine when to purge gas entrained in an oil system of the engine using a purge pulse;
a solenoid-actuated hydraulic control valve in communication with the engine control circuit, the solenoid-actuated hydraulic control valve operated to deactivate and activate the one or more cylinders; and
the purge pulse is limited to a purge pulse range of approximately 210 degrees of a running crank angle of the engine.

US Pat. No. 10,392,965

SPLITTER NOSE OF A LOW-PRESSURE COMPRESSOR OF AN AXIAL TURBOMACHINE WITH ANNULAR DEICING CONDUIT

Safran Aero Boosters SA, ...

1. A splitter nose of an axial turbomachine, said splitter nose comprising:an annular casing that forms an annular cavity and a circular separation edge of an air flow of the turbomachine; and
an annular conduit that is arranged in the annular cavity, the annular conduit being configured to de-ice the separation edge by circulation of hot air in the cavity, and the conduit comprises an air inlet that is structured and operable to be connected to a hot air supply pipe of the turbomachine, the air inlet forming a first zone; wherein
the conduit is connected to the casing only in a second zone, diametrically opposite the air inlet, and in the region of the air inlet, the second zone forming an angular portion of the annular conduit that is less than 60° so as to allow expansion deformations of the conduit.

US Pat. No. 10,392,946

TURBINE BLADE WITH REINFORCED PLATFORM FOR COMPOSITE MATERIAL CONSTRUCTION

Rolls-Royce North America...

1. A turbine blade of ceramic matrix composite material construction adapted for use in a gas turbine engine, the turbine blade comprisinga root adapted to attach the turbine blade to a disk,
an airfoil shaped to interact with hot gasses moving through the gas path of a gas turbine engine and cause rotation of the turbine blade when the turbine blade is used in a gas turbine engine, and
a platform having an attachment side facing the root and a gas path side facing the airfoil, the platform arranged between the root and the airfoil and shaped to extend outwardly from the root and the airfoil in order to block migration of gasses from the gas path toward the root when the turbine blade is used in a gas turbine engine,
wherein the turbine blade includes at least one attachment fiber-reinforcement ply having a first section that forms part of the root and a second section that extends in a first direction away from the root to form part of the attachment side of the platform, at least one gas path fiber-reinforcement ply having a first section that forms part of the airfoil and a second section that extends in the first direction away from the airfoil to form part of the gas path side of the platform, and at least one through thickness reinforcement that extends in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction through the second section of the at least one attachment fiber-reinforcement ply and the second section of the at least one gas path fiber-reinforcement ply to secure the at least one attachment fiber-reinforcement ply to the at least one gas path fiber-reinforcement ply to facilitate resistance to loads induced on the platform when the turbine blade is used in a gas turbine engine.

US Pat. No. 10,392,886

SAFETY MECHANISM FOR INSTALLATION IN SOIL-SAMPLING TOOLING, WITH A SYSTEM FOR BLOCKING THE ESCAPE OF GAS/OIL IN THE STAGE OF RECOVERING THE INTERNAL TUBE CONTAINING THE SPECIMEN

SLIM DRILLING SERVICOS DE...

1. A security mechanism for installation in soil drilling tools comprising a cable gland the cable gland comprising a base having an inner housing, with a lower connector recess, the lower connector recess receiving a support having a concave cradle, the concave cradle coupling of a conical tip of a mordant on which rests superiorly a bipartite actuator adjacent the mordant, the bipartite actuator having a first side and a second side joined by a ring spring, said base supporting an end of a helical spring, the helical spring surrounding an upper portion of the bipartite actuator and a lower neck of a plunger, the plunger provided with a stop, an opposite end of said helical spring being anchored to said stop, wherein an upper neck of said plunger passes over a hole of a cylindrical jacket having an oil entry, and at said connector recess the base (2) receives an upper nozzle coupling of a “Y” connection, an oblique nozzle of said “Y” connection is sealed by a first repair seal to a first hollow ball valve, said first hollow ball valve is provided with a first cutout which is aligned to a passage of a first glove with a threaded nozzle, the first cutout having a key receiver, wherein a lower right nozzle of the “Y” connection receives a nozzle of a swivel connector, the swivel connector having a first cylindrical body for housing a ball set and sealing rings, the ball set and sealing rings are locked in grooves of a neck of a second cylindrical body with a bottom nozzle which is threaded to a threaded terminal of a second glove of a safety valve, the second glove provided with an inlet for a key, the second glove receives a second repair seal for a second hollow ball valve and a second cutout, said second repair seal being mounted in a housing of a threaded neck of a third cylindrical body, the third cylindrical body having a threaded lower nozzle.

US Pat. No. 10,392,880

SMALL FOOTPRINT COILED TUBING APPARATUS

Gregg Drilling, LLC, Sig...

1. A coiled tubing conveyance apparatus, comprising:a tubing injector;
a guide roller frame having a coiled tubing reel attached thereto movably mounted on the tubing injector, the guide roller frame comprising at least one guide roller positioned on the guide roller frame to straighten a coiled tubing extended from the coiled tubing reel; and
a transverse motion apparatus coupled to the tubing injector and the guide roller frame such that the guide roller frame is movable transversely with respect to a direction of motion of coiled tubing through the tubing injector, wherein the transverse motion apparatus comprises a linear bushing disposed between the guide roller frame and the tubing injector.

US Pat. No. 10,392,871

EARTH BORING SYSTEMS AND METHODS WITH INTEGRAL DEBRIS REMOVAL

American Piledriving Equi...

17. A drill string comprising:a bit portion;
a distal extension portion;
a proximal extension portion; and
a connecting portion; whereby
the bit portion is operatively connected to the distal extension portion and the connecting portion operatively connects the distal extension portion to the proximal extension portion to define
a supply path extending through the proximal extension portion, the connecting portion, the distal extension portion, and the bit portion to a cutter region associated with the bit portion; and
a return path extending from the cutter region through the bit portion, the distal extension portion, the connector portion, and the proximal extension portion; and
the bit portion defines at least one housing groove, where the return path extends at least partly through the at least one housing groove.

US Pat. No. 10,392,858

BAND LIFT SYSTEM FOR SHADES

Hunter Douglas Inc., Pea...

19. A shade assembly comprising:a shade including a front side and a rear side;
a backing sheet coupled to the rear side of the shade, the backing sheet including a first side facing towards the rear side of the shade and an opposed second side facing away from the rear side of the shade, the backing sheet extending between a first end and a second end opposite the first end, the backing sheet having at least one horizontal tab extending along the second side of the backing sheet between the first and second ends that is formed by a portion of the backing sheet folded separate from the shade, the at least one horizontal tab defining an opening through the folded portion of the backing sheet;
a lift band having a lower end coupled to the backing sheet at a fixed connection point, the lift band being received through the opening defined in the at least one horizontal tab to form a slidable connection point between the lift band and the backing sheet along the second side of the backing sheet; and
a retention assembly coupling the lower end of the lift band to the backing sheet at the fixed connection point, the retention assembly including a first retention member and a second retention member, a portion of the first retention member configured to be inserted within an opening defined by said second retention member;
wherein:
the first retention member defines a slit extending through a portion of the first retention member; and
the lift band extends through the slit defined by the first retention member.

US Pat. No. 10,392,813

PANEL AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING PANELS

Berry Alloc NV, Menen (B...

1. Panel for wall or floor covering comprising two or more thermoplastic layers including at least one thermoplastic substrate layer and at least one top layer comprising at least one decor layer with print layer and a transparent wear layer, and wherein each of said thermoplastic substrate layer and said top layer is provided with a reinforcement layer comprising glass fibres, wherein said transparent wear layer is provided with a relief having a depth of at least 0.2 mm, wherein said decor layer with print layer comprises a printed plastic film with a thickness ranging between 0.1 mm and 1.0 mm, wherein said plastic film is made of PVC film, wherein a plasticizer content in said PVC film is lower than 15% by weight, wherein said PVC film has a K-value comprised between 60 and 75, measured according to EN ISO 1628-2, wherein said transparent wear layer comprises PVC with a K-value comprised between 70 and 85, measured according to EN ISO 1628-2, and wherein said substrate layer comprises a closed cell PVC foam having a density of between 800 kg/m3 and 1600 kg/m3.

US Pat. No. 10,392,806

ROOFING GRANULES WITH HIGH SOLAR REFLECTANCE, ROOFING PRODUCTS WITH HIGH SOLAR REFLECTANCE,AND PROCESSES FOR PREPARING SAME

CertainTeed Corporation, ...

1. Solar heat-reflective roofing granules comprising:a) a base particle having a flake-like geometry, an average particle size from #5 US mesh to #50 US mesh, and UV opacity greater than 70 percent
b) a uniform coating layer on the base particle, the coating layer having a thickness of at least one mil, the coating layer comprising a coating binder and at least one solar heat reflective pigment;
wherein the thickness of the coating layer does not vary by more than about 25 percent from the average coating thickness, at the 95 percent confidence interval,
wherein the roofing granules have an aspect ratio of at least 5 and a solar heat reflectance of at least 70 percent.

US Pat. No. 10,392,763

MULTIPURPOSE BLOWER ASSEMBLY

DC Lien, Blaine, MN (US)...

1. A multipurpose blower assembly for attachment to a supportive structure located adjacent to a water body, said multipurpose blower assembly comprising, in combination:an upper assembly being configured to reside above the water body's surface and having a top plate and an electrical gear motor mounted atop thereof, said electrical gear motor having an output shaft;
a lower assembly being configured to reside below the water body's surface and having a blower motor;
angular tilt means for angularly positioning said blower motor;
a rotating shaft having a first end coupled to said output shaft of the electrical gear motor and a second end coupled to said lower assembly;
a mount post having an upper end attached to said top plate and a lower end attached to a mid-support plate, said mid-support plate having an aperture extending therethrough for passing a select portion of the rotating shaft;
a system controller having a microcontroller configured with a central processing unit, a program memory module for receiving and storing a programmable instruction set capable of controlling operation of said electrical gear motor, a non-volatile memory module for storing user operator inputs, and a volatile memory module for storing temporary data generated and processed by the central processing unit;
a motor controller communicatively coupled to said microcontroller for controlling operation of said electrical gear motor; and
input-setting means communicatively coupled to said microcontroller for setting a clockwise endpoint position and a counterclockwise endpoint position of said output shaft for storage into said non-volatile memory module.

US Pat. No. 10,392,733

JACQUARD WARP TENSION DEVICE FOR WARP KNITTING MACHINE

JIANGNAN UNIVERSITY, Wux...

1. A jacquard warp tensioning device for a warp knitting machine, comprising:a pair of parallel side panels disposed on two sides of a machine casing a warp beam, a plurality of warp guide rods and a flat spring warp dividing device—all disposed between the pair of side panels, the warp beam being positioned at upper portions of the side panels, the plurality of warp guide rods and the flat spring warp dividing device being disposed successively at positions lower than that of the warp beam,
wherein an upper tension balancing device and a lower tension balancing device are disposed between the warp beam and the plurality of warp guide rods, the upper tension balancing device comprising an upper rotating shaft with two ends thereof disposed on the side panels, an upper servo motor disposed at one end of the upper rotating shaft and an upper tensioning rod fixedly disposed on the upper rotating shaft by a plurality of upper connecting rods, the upper tensioning rod corresponding to upwardly conveyed yarns of the warp yarns; the lower tension balancing device comprising a lower rotating shaft with two ends thereof disposed on the side panels, a lower servo motor disposed at one end of the lower rotating shaft and a lower tensioning rod fixedly disposed on the lower rotating shaft by of a plurality of lower connecting rods, the lower tensioning rod corresponding to downwardly conveyed yarns of the warp yarns; the upper servo motor and the lower servo motor being connected with an industrial computer through a servo driver, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,392,723

REACTION CHAMBER FOR EPITAXIAL GROWTH WITH A LOADING/UNLOADING DEVICE AND REACTOR

LPE S.P.A., Baranzate (M...

1. A reaction chamber of a reactor for epitaxial growth having a reaction and deposition zone and comprising:a wall with a recess,
a susceptor comprising a body and a relief, wherein said body is placed in said recess so that said body rotates with respect to said wall,
a discoid supporting element adapted to be laid stably on said relief such that the discoid supporting element rotates with the susceptor, the discoid supporting element having a shape with a size such to protrude radially from said relief and adapted to support one or more substrates to be subjected to epitaxial growth, and
a flat covering located inside said reaction and deposition zone over said wall and fixed with respect to the reaction chamber, said flat covering having an upper surface aligned with an upper surface of said discoid supporting element and having a hole at said discoid supporting element;
wherein the shape of said hole corresponds to the shape of said discoid supporting element;
wherein said flat covering has a first hollow guide and a second hollow guide for the passage of a device for loading/unloading said discoid supporting element, wherein said first hollow guide and said second hollow guide extend starting from an edge of said flat covering to said hole;
wherein said hole is circle-shaped, and wherein said first and second hollow guides extend to two peripheral zones of the circle opposite with respect to its center.

US Pat. No. 10,392,705

METHOD FOR PREPARING SHAPED METAL BODIES FOR COLD WORKING

Chemetall GmbH, Frankfur...

1. A method for treatment of shaped bodies comprising:contacting at least one shaped body with an aqueous acidic composition to form a conversion layer on a surface of the at least one shaped body, wherein the surface comprises iron or steel and a carbon content in a range of 0 to 2.06 wt. % and a chrome content in a range of 0 to <10 wt. % and wherein the surface is optionally galvanized or alloy galvanized and wherein the aqueous acidic composition consists essentially of:
water;
from 2 to 500 g/L oxalic acid calculated as anhydrous oxalic acid;
from 0.01 to 20 g/L of at least one catalyst based on guanidine calculated as nitroguanidine, nitrate calculated as sodium nitrate or combinations thereof;
optionally at least one thickening agent based on at least one compound of polyacrylamide, polyallylamine, polyethylene glycol, polysaccharide, polysiloxane, polyvinylamide, polyvinylamine or combinations thereof;
optionally a pigment for the flowability of the oxalic acid;
optionally at least one surfactant;
optionally drying the conversion layer to form a dried conversion layer comprising a layer weight in a range of 1.5 to 15 g/m2 measured by gravimetric determination according to DIN EN ISO 3892;
optionally contacting the conversion layer with a lubricant composition to form a lubricant layer; and
optionally drying the lubricant layer to form a dried lubricant layer;
wherein a pickling removal of the aqueous acidic composition is in a range of 1 to 6 g/m2 measured by gravimetric determination according to DIN EN ISO 3892, a ratio of pickling removal to layer weight PR:LW of the dried conversion layer is in a range of 0.30:1 to 0.75:1, and the dried conversion layer forms a firmly adherent coating on the surface, and
wherein the aqueous acidic composition is substantially free of halogen compounds, phosphorus compounds, sulfur compounds, and heavy metals other than iron and zinc.

US Pat. No. 10,392,653

DEVICES AND METHODS FOR CONTROLLING REVERSIBLE CHEMICAL REACTIONS AT SOLID-LIQUID INTERFACES BY RAPID PRECONCENTRATION AND PHASE REPLACEMENT

The Board of Trustees of ...

1. A device for performing isotachophoresis (ITP) in combination with microarray analysis, the device comprising:a) a microarray comprising a plurality of nucleic acid probes immobilized on a solid support;
b) a fluidic channel containing the microarray, wherein the fluidic channel comprises an input end and an output end and a constriction located between the input end and the microarray, wherein the solid support of the microarray is reversibly bonded to the fluidic channel and the microarray is positioned relative to the constriction such that an ITP zone first passes through the constriction before reaching the microarray;
c) a first reservoir comprising a trailing electrolyte (TE), wherein the first reservoir is connected to the input end of the fluidic channel; and
d) a second reservoir comprising a leading electrolyte (LE), wherein the second reservoir is connected to the output end of the fluidic channel.

US Pat. No. 10,392,634

METHOD FOR HIGH-EFFICIENCY PRODUCTION OF PINORESINOL USING AN H2O2 AUTO-SCAVENGING CASCADE

Jiangnan University, Wux...

1. A method for production of pinoresinol using an H2O2 auto-scavenging enzymatic cascade, wherein eugenol is used as a substrate and a whole-cell recombinant Escherichia coli is used as a catalyst to convert eugenol to pinoresinol, wherein the recombinant Escherichia coli over-expresses a vanillyl alcohol oxidase comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:1 and a peroxidase comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO:3 or a fusion protein of the vanillyl alcohol oxidase and the peroxidase.

US Pat. No. 10,392,593

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR GROWING AND HARVESTING CELLS

PLURISTEM LTD., Haifa (I...

1. A system for growing and harvesting cells, comprising:a. a bioreactor comprising a vessel, said vessel comprising a first compartment, said vessel further comprising a second compartment positionable below said first compartment, said second compartment defined between a first perforated structure and a second perforated structure disposed above the first perforated structure, said second perforated structure moveably coupled to the vessel;
b. a plurality of carriers;
c. a rod coupled to the second perforated structure, the rod extending upward from the second perforated structure and through a port in an upper plate of the vessel; and
d. a locking element that engages said upper plate and said rod and locks said second perforated structure in position in said vessel,
wherein:
said bioreactor is configured to seed cells in said first compartment, while said plurality of carriers are disposed in said second compartment;
each of said carriers comprises a body, said body comprising one or more two-dimensional (2D) surfaces extending inwardly from a periphery of the body towards an interior of the body; and
said bioreactor is configured to incubate said cells together with said carriers in said bioreactor under conditions compatible with growth and survival of said cells.

US Pat. No. 10,392,576

COATED SLIDING MEMBER

KABUSHIKI KAISHA RIKEN, ...

1. A coated sliding member for use under an environment where it is in contact with lubricant, comprising:a base material; and a hard carbon film formed on a surface of the base material,
the hard carbon film being constituted of
a first hard carbon layer having a thickness of 3 ?m or more formed on a surface of the base material by a vacuum arc method using carbon and consisting of diamond-like carbon, when a total amount of all elements configuring the first hard carbon layer is defined as 100 atom %, a hydrogen content is 2 atom % or less, and a carbon content is 96 atom % or more, and
a second hard carbon layer formed on a surface of the first hard carbon layer by a vacuum arc method using carbon and consisting of diamond-like carbon, when a total amount of all elements configuring the second hard carbon layer is defined as 100 atom %, a hydrogen content is 2 atom % or less and a total content of carbon and nitrogen is 96 atom % or more,
the film thickness of the second hard carbon layer being 3 to 35% of the film thickness of the first hard carbon layer, and the percentage of the nitrogen represented by atom % of the second hard carbon layer is 3 to 15% with respect to a total content of carbon and nitrogen.

US Pat. No. 10,392,566

CO-PROCESSING FOR CONTROL OF HYDROPYROLYSIS PROCESSES AND PRODUCTS THEREOF

Gas Technology Institute,...

1. A process for producing liquid products comprising:a) hydropyrolyzing a biomass-containing feedstock, and a separate co-feed different from the biomass-containing feedstock, in a hydropyrolysis reactor vessel comprising a deoxygenating catalyst and operating at a hydrogen partial pressure from about 7 barg (102 psig) to about 55 barg (798 psig) to produce a hydropyrolysis reactor output comprising at least one non-condensable gas, a partially deoxygenated hydropyrolysis product and char;
b) removing substantially all char particles from the hydropyrolysis reactor output to provide a purified hydropyrolysis reactor vapor stream having reduced char content;
c) hydroconverting at least a portion of the purified hydropyrolysis reactor vapor stream in a hydroconversion reactor vessel comprising a hydroconversion catalyst to produce a hydroconversion reactor output; and
d) recovering a substantially fully deoxygenated hydrocarbon liquid and a gaseous mixture from the hydroconversion reactor output;
wherein the separate co-feed comprises an oxygenated plastic; and
wherein oxygen present in the oxygenated plastic is at least partly removed in the hydropyrolysis reactor vessel and a structure of the oxygenated plastic, following oxygen removal, is used to generate aliphatic hydrocarbons or aromatic hydrocarbons in the substantially fully deoxygenated hydrocarbon liquid,
wherein the oxygenated plastic comprises poly(methyl methacrylate) or polyamide, and a feed rate of the oxygenated plastic is adjusted in response to a measured or desired change in a yield or cetane number of a diesel boiling range fraction of the substantially fully deoxygenated hydrocarbon liquid, or
wherein the oxygenated plastic comprises polycarbonate or polyethylene terephthalate, and a feed rate of the oxygenated plastic is adjusted in response to a measured or desired change in a yield or octane number of a gasoline boiling range fraction of the substantially fully deoxygenated hydrocarbon liquid.

US Pat. No. 10,392,563

COKE OVEN WITH IMPROVED EXHAUST GAS CONDUCTION INTO THE SECONDARY HEATING CHAMBERS

THYSSENKRUPP INDUSTRIAL S...

1. A coke oven comprising:an upper oven that comprises
a coking chamber, and
a device for supplying primary air;
a lower oven disposed below the upper oven, the lower oven comprising
an exhaust gas collecting channel,
an outer sole flue and an inner sole flue for conducting gas, the outer sole flue and the inner sole flue being separated by a partition but connected via a transition region, wherein the transition region is divided into a plurality of flow channels, and
secondary air supply openings for supplying secondary air into the outer sole flue and into the inner sole flue; and
a plurality of downwardly-directed downcomer channels with openings that are configured to conduct gas out of the upper oven into the lower oven, wherein the openings are disposed along a main direction of extent of the lower oven, with a first outer opening to a first outer outside edge of the lower oven being at a distance of 0.1 m to 2.5 m as measured along the main direction of extent of the lower oven, with a second outer opening to a second outer outside edge of the lower oven being at a distance of 0.1 m to 2.5 m as measured along the main direction of extent of the lower oven,
wherein the openings in the plurality of downwardly-directed downcomer channels, the outer sole flue, the transition region, and inner sole flue, and the exhaust gas collecting channel are configured such that the gas from the upper oven is directed via the openings in the plurality of downwardly-directed downcomer channels into the outer sole flue of the lower oven, where the gas flows through the outer sole flue, is deflected in the transition region, flows through the inner sole flue, and exits the lower oven via the exhaust gas collecting channel.

US Pat. No. 10,392,556

POLYCARBONATE BLOCK COPOLYMERS

Saudi Aramco Technologies...

1. A polymer composition comprising a triblock copolymer having a formula:
wherein:
—Z— is an optionally substituted C1-6 aliphatic group,
—Y is an acyl group;
each Ra, Rb, Rc, and Rd is independently selected from the group consisting of: hydrogen, halogen, —CH2ORz, optionally substituted C1-10 aliphatic, optionally substituted 6- to 14-membered aromatic, optionally substituted 3- to 14-membered heterocyclic, and optionally substituted 5- to 14-membered heteroaryl, and wherein any two or more of Ra, Rb, Rc, and Rd may be taken together to form an optionally substituted 3- to 12-membered ring, optionally containing one or more heteroatoms;
each L is independently a bond or a polyfunctional moiety;
n is an integer between 4 and 100;
m is an integer between about 4 and about 500;
m? is, on average approximately equal to m;
Rz is selected from the group consisting of R10, —C(O)R10, —SO2R10, —Si(R10)3, —C(O)N(R10)2; and
R10 is an optionally substituted moiety selected from the group consisting of: C1-20 aliphatic, C1-12 heteroaliphatic, 6- to 14-membered aryl, and 5- to 14-membered heteroaryl.

US Pat. No. 10,392,535

BINDER RESIN FOR INORGANIC PARTICLE-DISPERSED PASTES AND INORGANIC PARTICLE-DISPERSED PASTE

SHOEI CHEMICAL INC., Shi...

1. A binder resin for an inorganic particle-dispersed paste, the binder resin comprising a mixture in which a polyvinyl acetal and a cellulose derivative are mixed so as to satisfy 0.2?X/(X+Y)?0.8, where X and Y stand for parts by mass of the polyvinyl acetal and the cellulose derivative, respectively, and then further mixed with poly(ethylene glycol) bis(carboxymethyl) ether, whereinwhen a paste is obtained by mixing 6 parts by mass, calculated as a solid, of the resin with 100 parts by mass of spherical nickel particles with an average particle diameter of 0.3 ?m, 10 parts by mass of barium titanate particles with an average particle diameter of 0.05 ?m, 0.5 parts by mass of a nonionic surfactant, 68 parts by mass of dihydroterpineol, and 17 parts by mass of mineral spirit to obtain a resultant mixture, and kneading the resultant mixture by using a three-roll mill, the paste is as follows:
when strains of 0.02 and 0.2 are applied to the paste at an angular frequency of 6.284 rad/s, a value of a phase difference ? between each of the strains and a stress caused by each strain is greater than 45°; and
a ratio of a viscosity of the paste at a shear rate of 4 (1/s) to a viscosity thereof at a shear rate of 40 (1/s) is 4.5 or less.

US Pat. No. 10,392,514

STORAGE-STABLE DYE SOLUTIONS

Archroma IP GmbH, Reinac...

1. A dye composition, comprising(a) 14.5% by weight of a compound of formula

(b) 5% by weight of triisopropanolamine, and further 0.15% by weight of 1,2-benzisothiazolin-3-one and 80.35% by weight of water.

US Pat. No. 10,392,504

REACTIVE EPOXY COMPOUNDS AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING THE SAME, CORE-SHELL TYPE EPOXY RESIN PARTICLES, WATERBORNE EPOXY RESIN COMPOSITION, AND COATING COMPOSITION CONTAINING THE REACTIVE EPOXY COMPOUNDS

Chang Chun Plastics Co., ...

1. A reactive epoxy compound represented by one formula selected from the group of formulas (S1), (S2), (S3), (S4) and (S5):

US Pat. No. 10,392,462

PHOTOSENSITIVE COMPOSITION CONTAINING OXIME-ESTER PHOTOINITIATOR AND APPLICATION THEREOF

Changzhou Tronly Advanced...

1. A photosensitive composition containing an oxime ester photoinitiator, comprising the following components:(A) 20-60 parts by mass of an ultraviolet photosensitive prepolymer resin;
(B) 10-30 parts by mass of an active diluent monomer; and
(C) 1-5 parts by mass of an oxime ester photoinitiator;
the oxime ester photoinitiator as component (C) being at least one selected from the group consisting of bisoxime ester compounds represented by the following general formula (I):

wherein,
R1 is
wherein * represents a binding position, A is a single bond; B is a R5N-group, wherein R5 is hydrogen, a C1-C20 linear or branched alkyl group, a C3-C20 cycloalkyl group, a C4-C20 cycloalkylalkyl group, or a C4-C20 alkylcycloalkyl group; R6 and R7 each independently represent hydrogen, halogen, a nitro group, a hydroxy group, a carboxyl group, a sulfonic acid group, an amino group, a cyano group, or an alkoxy group, or a C1-C20 linear or branched alkyl group, a C3-C20 cycloalkyl group, a C4-C20 cycloalkylalkyl group, or a C4-C20 alkylcycloalkyl group which are optionally substituted with one or more groups selected from the group consisting of halogen, a nitro group, a hydroxy group, a carboxyl group, a sulfonic acid group, an amino group, a cyano group, and an alkoxy group;X and Y each represent a carbonyl (—CO—);
R2 and R3 each independently represent hydrogen, a C1-C20 linear or branched alkyl group, a C3-C20 cycloalkyl group, a C4-C20 cycloalkylalkyl group, a C4-C20 alkylcycloalkyl group, or a C7-C20 aralkyl group, and optionally, one or more hydrogens in the above groups may be each independently substituted with a group selected from the group consisting of halogen, a nitro group, a hydroxy group, a carboxyl group, a sulfonic acid group, an amino group, a cyano group, and an alkoxy group;
R4 independently represents a C1-C20 linear or branched alkyl group, a C3-C20 cycloalkyl group, a C4-C20 cycloalkylalkyl group, a C4-C20 alkylcycloalkyl group, a C3-C20 heteroaryl group, or a C6-C20 aryl group, and optionally, one or more hydrogens in the above groups may be each independently substituted with a group selected from the group consisting of halogen, a phenyl group, a nitro group, a hydroxy group, a carboxyl group, a sulfonic acid group, an amino group, a cyano group, and an alkoxy group.

US Pat. No. 10,392,416

CRYSTAL FORMS OF BETA-NICOTINAMIDE MONONUCLEOTIDE

Metro International Biote...

1. A compound having the structure of formula (I),
or a salt thereof, wherein the compound or salt thereof is in a crystalline form, wherein the crystalline form is a hydrate.

US Pat. No. 10,392,410

PROCESSES FOR FRACTIONATING PHOSPHOLIPIDS

Archer Daniels Midland Co...

1. A process of fractionating phospholipids, the process comprising:mixing a solvent with a phospholipid containing material, thus producing a feed;
placing the feed in contact with an adsorbent, such that the adsorbent associates with at least one phospholipid of the phospholipid containing material;
eluting the at least one phospholipid from the adsorbent with an elution solvent;
collecting the eluted, at least one phospholipid and the elution solvent;
allowing a precipitate to form in the eluted, at least one phospholipid and the elution solvent;
removing the precipitate from the eluted, at least one phospholipid and the elution solvent; and
concentrating the at least one phospholipid in the elution solvent;
wherein the adsorbent is a polymeric resin.

US Pat. No. 10,392,408

SILOXANE OLIGOMERS FOR THE TREATMENT OF SOLID SURFACES

AVMOR LTD, Laval (CA)

1. A siloxane oligomer of formula:
wherein:
R1 is alkylene optionally interrupted with one or more —NR20-group;
R2 is alkylene;
R3 is —H, —F or optionally substituted alkyl;
R4 is alkyl or fluoroalkyl;
R10 is fluoroaryl or alkyl optionally substituted, preferably end-substituted, by:
fluoroalkyl,
glycidyloxy,
optionally substituted aryl,
optionally substituted aryloxy, or
—N+(R21)(R22)(R23);
R20 is H or alkyl;
R21, R22 and R23 are independently alkyl, optionally substituted aryl, or alkyl-O-alkyl; and
m and n represent the number of repeat units, m being 1 or greater and n being 0 or greater.

US Pat. No. 10,392,402

HETEROCYCLIC COMPOUNDS AS KINASE INHIBITORS

Translational Drug Develo...

1. A compound of Formula (I):
or an enantiomer, a mixture of enantiomers, or a mixture of two or more diastereomers thereof; or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, solvate, or hydrate thereof;
wherein:

A is pyrazol-4-yl or
wherein
(i) G is CR?;
(ii) X is hydrogen, C1-6 alkyl, C3-7 cycloalkyl, —OR2 or NR3R4; and
(iii) R?, R?, R2, R3, and R4 are independently —H, C1-6 alkyl or C3-7 cycloalkyl;
Z is selected from the group consisting of:

 wherein
(i) R5 is —H, C1-6 alkyl or C3-7 cycloalkyl;
(ii) R7 and R8 are independently —H, halo, C1-6 alkyl, C3-7 cycloalkyl, —O—(C1-6 alkyl), —OH, —CN, —COOR?, —OC(O)R?, —NHR?, —N(R?)2, —NHC(O)R? or —C(O)NHR?; and
(iii) G1, G2, and G3 are independently CH or N;
Z? is a bond or NR6, wherein R6 is —H, C1-6 alkyl or C3-7 cycloalkyl;
R is —H, C1-6 alkyl or C3-7 cycloalkyl;
R1 is —H or C1-6 alkyl;
Q is a bond or C1-6 alkyl;
J is a bond or C1-6 alkyl;
W is —H, —OR9 or —NR10R11, wherein R9, R10 and R11 are independently —H, C1-6 alkyl, C3-7 cycloalkyl, formyl, C1-6 alkylcarbonyl, C3-7 cycloalkylcarbonyl or C1-6 alkylsulfonyl; and
Ar is a phenyl, substituted with —F, —Br, —I, —OH, —CN, —COORa, —ORa, —SRa, —OC(O)Ra, —NHRa, —NRaRb, —NHC(O)Ra, —NHC(O)NRaRb, —C(O)NRaRb, —NS(O)2Ra, —S(O)2NRaRb, —S(O)2Ra, guanidino, nitro, nitroso, C1-6 alkyl, aryl, C3-7 cycloalkyl or 3- to 10-membered heterocycle; Ar is a naphthyl, optionally substituted with halo, —OH, —CN, —COORa, —ORa, —SRa, —OC(O)Ra, —NHRa, —NRaRb, —NHC(O)Ra, —NHC(O)NRaRb, —C(O)NRaRb, —NS(O)2Ra, —S(O)2NRaRb, —S(O)2Ra, guanidino, nitro, nitroso, C1-6 alkyl, aryl, C3-7 cycloalkyl or 3- to 10-membered heterocycle; or Ar is a C5-10 heterocycle, optionally substituted with halo, —OH, —CN, —COORa, —ORa, —SRa, —OC(O)Ra, —NHRa, —NRaRb, —NHC(O)Ra, —NHC(O)NRaRb, —C(O)NRaRb, —NS(O)2Ra, —S(O)2NRaRb, —S(O)2Ra, guanidino, nitro, nitroso, C1-6 alkyl, C3-7 cycloalkyl or 3- to 10-membered heterocycle; wherein the C1-6 alkyl, aryl, C3-7 cycloalkyl, or 3 to 10-membered heterocycle is unsubstituted or substituted with one or more of halo, —OH, —CN, —COORa, —ORa, —SRa, —OC(O)Ra, —NHRa, —NRaRb, —NHC(O)Ra, —NHC(O)NRaRb, —C(O)NRaRb, —NS(O)2Ra, —S(O)2NRaRb, —S(O)2Ra, guanidino, nitro, nitroso, C1-6 alkyl, aryl or C3-7 cycloalkyl; wherein each of Ra and Rb is independently —H or C1-6 alkyl; and optionally Ra and Rb together attaching to N or O form a 4- to 8-membered heterocycle.

US Pat. No. 10,392,399

CRYSTALLINE FORMS OF THERAPEUTIC COMPOUNDS AND USES THEREOF

kala pharmaceuticals, Inc...

1. A crystalline form of Compound 1:
wherein the crystalline form has an X-ray powder diffraction (XRPD) pattern comprising peaks at 8.5-9.5 degrees 2?, 18-19 degrees 2?, 19-19.5 degrees 2?, and 25.0-25.5 degrees 2?.

US Pat. No. 10,392,397

HETEROCYCLIC THIOSEMICARBAZONE DERIVATIVES AND THEIR THERAPEUTICAL APPLICATIONS

NantBio, Inc., Culver Ci...

1. A compound having a structure according to Formula Id, Ie, Ig, or Ih
wherein:
R1 is hydrogen, F, Cl, Br, I, CN, C1-C4 alkyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, C2-C6 alkenyl, CF3, CHF2, CH2F, C2-C6 alkynyl, or CON(R5)R6;
R2 is hydrogen, alkyl, cycloalkyl, alkenyl, alkynyl, alkylthio, aryl, arylalkyl, or oxo;
R is (i), (ii), or (iii), wherein:
(i) is heteroaryl or aryl, each of which is substituted with from 0 to 4 substituents selected from the group of halogen, hydroxy, cyano, CF3, CHF2, CH2F, —COOH, —SO2NH2, oxo, nitro, C1-C4 alkyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, C2-C6 alkenyl, C2-C6 alkynyl, CON(R5)R6, SO2N(R5)R6, and N(R7)R8;
(ii) is C1-C4 alkyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, C2-C6 alkenyl, C2-C6 alkynyl, CON(R5)R6, or N(R7)R8;
(iii) is a group having the formula (A):

wherein:
R3 is selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1-C6 alkyl, C2-C6 alkenyl, C2-C6 alkynyl, C3-C10 aryl or heteroaryl, (C3-C7cycloalkyl)C1-C4 alkyl, C1-C6 haloalkyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, C1-C6 alkylthio, C2-C6 alkanoyl, C1-C6 alkoxycarbonyl, C2-C6 alkanoyloxy, mono- or di-(C3-C8 cycloalkyl)aminoC0-C4alkyl, (4- to 7-membered heterocycle)C0-C4alkyl, C1-C6 alkylsulfonyl, mono- or di-(C1-C6 alkyl) sulfonamido, and mono- or di-(C1-C6 alkyl)aminocarbonyl, each of which is substituted with from 0 to 4 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, hydroxy, cyano, amino, —COOH, nitro, CF3, and oxo;
R4 is hydrogen, C1-C4 alkyl, or oxo;
Z is CH when R3 is hydrogen, or Z—R3 is O, or Z is N; and
R5 and R6 are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1-C4 alkyl, cycloalkyl, alkenyl, and alkynyl; and
R7 and R8 are independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1-C4 alkyl, C2-C6 alkenyl, C2-C6 alkynyl, C3-C10 aryl or heteroaryl, C2-C6 acyl, C1-C6 alkoxycarbonyl, and C2-C6 alkanoyloxy, each of which is substituted with from 0 to 4 substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, hydroxy, cyano, amino, —COOH, nitro, CF3, and oxo.

US Pat. No. 10,392,392

SUBSTITUTED IMIDAZO[1,2-B]PYRIDAZINES AS PROTEIN KINASE INHIBITORS

Tolero Pharmaceuticals, I...

1. A compound having the following structure:

US Pat. No. 10,392,379

HEPATITIS B CORE PROTEIN MODULATORS

Assembly Biosciences, Inc...

1. A compound represented by:
wherein
Y is S(O)y, wherein y is 2;
RZ is H;
Rm? and Rm are each H;
L is a bond or C1-2alkylene (optionally substituted by halogen or C1-2alkyl);
A is a 5-7 membered monocyclic heterocyclic or 5-6 membered monocyclic heteroaryl ring optionally substituted by one or two substituents selected from the group consisting of halogen, hydroxyl, cyano, C1-6alkyl, C2-6alkenyl, C2-6alkynyl, C1-6alkoxy, and NR?R?;
B is selected from the group consisting of phenyl (optionally substituted by one, two or three substituents represented by R33), 5-6 membered monocyclic heteroaryl optionally substituted by one, two or three substituents represented by R33), and 9-10 membered bicyclic heteroaryl (optionally substituted by one, two or three substituents represented by R33);
R? is selected, independently for each occurrence, from H, methyl, ethyl, and propyl;
R? is selected, independently for each occurrence, from H, methyl, ethyl, propyl, (optionally substituted by hydroxyl), butyl (optionally substituted by hydroxyl), —C(O)-methyl and —C(O)-ethyl, or R? and R? taken together with the nitrogen to which they are attached may form a 4-7 membered heterocycle optionally substituted by one, two or more substituents selected from the group consisting of halogen, hydroxyl, NH2, —C(O)—O—C1-3alkyl, —C(O)—C1-3alkyl, carboxy, oxo, and C1-3alkyl;
each of moieties R4, R5, R6, R7, R8, R9, and R10 is independently selected for each occurrence from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1-6alkyl, C2-6alkynyl, C2-6alkenyl, halogen, hydroxyl, nitro, cyano, and NR?R?;
R33 is independently selected for each occurrence from the group consisting of H, halogen, hydroxyl, nitro, cyano, C1-6alkyl, —C(O)—O—C1-6alkyl, —C(O)—NR?R?, —C(?NH)—NR?R?, C2-6alkenyl, C2-6alkynyl, C1-6alkoxy, carboxy, —CHO, NR?R?, —C(O)—C1-6alkyl, —C(O)—C1-6 alkoxy, C3-6cycloalkyl, —S(O)w—C1-6alkyl (where w is 0, 1 or 2), —S(O)w—NR?R? (where w is 0, 1 or 2), and —NR?—S(O)w— C1-6alkyl (where w is 0, 1 or 2);
q is 0, 1, 2 or 3;
wherein for each occurrence, C1-6alkyl may be optionally substituted with one, two, three or more substituents selected from the group consisting of halogen, hydroxyl, nitro, cyano, carboxy, C2-6alkenyl, C2-6alkynyl, C1-6alkoxy, NR?R?, —NR?—S(O)w— C1-6alkyl (where w is 0, 1 or 2), and S(O)w—NR?R? (where w is 0, 1 or 2); C1-6alkoxy may be optionally substituted with one, two, three or more substituents selected from the group consisting of halogen, hydroxyl, nitro, cyano, carboxy, C1-6alkyl, NR?R?, —NR?—S(O)w— C1-6alkyl (where w is 0, 1 or 2), and S(O)w—NR?R? (where w is 0, 1 or 2); and
pharmaceutically acceptable salts thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,392,378

DERIVATIVES OF 5-PHENYL- OR 5-HETEROARYLATHIAZOL-2-CARBOXYLIC AMIDE USEFUL FOR THE TREATMENT OF INTER ALIA CYSTIC FIBROSIS

Proteostasis Therapeutics...

1. A compound represented by formula III or IV:or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt or stereoisomer thereof, wherein;X3 is selected from the group consisting of O, S, and NRhh;
pp is 1, 2, or 3;
R11 is independently selected for each occurrence from the group consisting of hydrogen, halogen, and C1-4alkyl (optionally substituted by one, two or three halogens);
L1 is C3-6cycloalkylene, wherein L1 may be optionally substituted by one, two or three substituents selected from the group consisting of halogen, hydroxyl, and C1-3alkyl (optionally substituted by one, two or three substituents each selected independently from Rff);
R44 is a 5-6 membered monocyclic heteroaryl having one, two or three heteroatoms each selected from O, N, and S; wherein heteroaryl may be optionally substituted by one or two substituents each selected independently from Rgg;
Rff is selected for each occurrence from the group consisting of halogen, hydroxyl, C1-4alkyl, C1-4alkoxy, C2-4alkenyl, C3-6cycloalkyl, —NR?R?, —NR?—S(O)w—C1-3alkyl, S(O)w—NR?R?, and —S(O)w—C1-3alkyl, where w is 0, 1, or 2, wherein C1-4alkyl, C1-4alkoxy, C2-4alkenyl and C3-6cycloalkyl may be optionally substituted by one, two or three substituents each independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, hydroxyl, —NR?R?, —NR?—S(O)w—C1-3alkyl, S(O)W—NR?R?, and —S(O)W—C1-3alkyl;
Rgg is selected for each occurrence from the group consisting of halogen, hydroxyl, C1-6alkyl, C1-6 alkoxy, C2-6alkenyl, C3-6cycloalkyl, —NR?R?, —NR?—S(O)w—C1-3alkyl, S(O)w—NR?R?, and —S(O)w—C1-3alkyl, where w is 0, 1, or 2, wherein C1-6alkyl, C1-6 alkoxy C2-6alkenyl and C3-6cycloalkyl may each be optionally substituted by one, two or three substituents each independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, C1-6alkyl, C1-6alkoxy, hydroxyl, C(O)OH, —C(O)OC1-6alkyl, —O—C3-6cycloalkyl, —O-heterocycle, —O-heteroaryl, —O-phenyl, —NR?R?, —NR?—S(O)w—C1-3alkyl, S(O)W—NR?R?, and —S(O)w-C1-3alkyl;
w is 0, 1 or 2; and
Rhh is selected for each occurrence from the group consisting of H, C1-6alkyl and C3-6cycloalkyl.

US Pat. No. 10,392,374

SALT AND CRYSTAL FORMS OF PLK-4 INHIBITOR

University Health Network...

1. A maleate salt of compound (I) represented by the following structural formula:wherein the molar ratio between compound (I) and maleic acid is 1:1.

US Pat. No. 10,392,347

2,4-DIHYDROXY-NICOTINAMIDES AS APJ AGONISTS

Bristol-Myers Squibb Comp...

1. A compound having Formula (II):
or a stereoisomer, a tautomer, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein:
ring B is independently selected from:

 and 6-membered heteroaryl;
R1 is independently selected from: F, Cl, Br, NO2, —(CH2)nORb, —(CH2)nC(?O)Rb, —(CH2)nNRaRa, —(CH2)nCN, —(CH2)nC(?O)NRaRa, —(CH2)nNRaC(?O)Rb, C1-4 alkyl substituted with 0-3 Re and C3-6 cycloalkyl substituted with 0-3 Re;
R2 is independently selected from: C1-5 alkyl substituted with 0-3 Re; C2-5 alkenyl substituted with 0-3 Re, aryl substituted with 0-3 Re, heterocyclyl substituted with 0-3 Re, and C3-6 cycloalkyl substituted with 0-3 Re; provided when R2 is C1-5 alkyl, the methylene unit except the one attached to the pyridine ring may be replaced by O, NH, and S;
R3 and R4 together with the nitrogen atom to which they are both attached form a heterocyclic ring or a spiro heterocyclic ring selected from:

R5 is independently at each occurrence, selected from: OH, —(CH2)n-aryl, —(CH2)n—C3-6 cycloalkyl and —(CH2)n-heterocycle, each substituted with 0-3 R6;
R5a is independently at each occurrence, selected from: —(CR7R7)n—C3-10 carbocycle and —(CR7R7)n-heterocycle, —C(?O)—C3-10 carbocycle, each substituted with 0-3 R6;
R6 is independently selected from: H, F, Cl, Br, —ORb, ?O, —(CH2)nC(?O)Rb, —(CH2)nC(?O)ORb, —(CH2)nNRaRa, CN, —(CH2)nC(?O)NRaRa, —NHC(?O)ORb, C1-4 alkyl substituted with 0-3 Re, (CH2)n—C3-6 carbocyclyl substituted with 0-3 Re, and —(CH2)n-heterocyclyl substituted with 0-3 Re;
R7 is, independently at each occurrence, selected from: H, C1-4 alkyl, and (CH2)n—C3-12 carbocyclyl substituted with 0-3 Re;
Ra, at each occurrence, is independently selected from H, C1-6 alkyl substituted with 0-5 Re, —(CH2)n—C3-10carbocyclyl substituted with 0-5 Re, and —(CH2)n-heterocyclyl substituted with 0-5 Re; or Ra and Ra together with the nitrogen atom to which they are both attached form a heterocyclic ring substituted with 0-5 Re;
Rb, at each occurrence, is independently selected from H, C1-6 alkyl substituted with 0-5 Re, C2-6 alkenyl substituted with 0-5 Re, C2-6 alkynyl substituted with 0-5 Re, —(CH2)n—C3-10carbocyclyl substituted with 0-5 Re, and —(CH2)n-heterocyclyl substituted with 0-5 Re;
Re, at each occurrence, is independently selected from C1-6 alkyl (optionally substituted with F and Cl), OH, OCH3, OCF3, —(CH2)n—C3-6 cycloalkyl, —(CH2)n—C4-6 heterocyclyl, —(CH2)n-aryl, —(CH2)n-heteroaryl, F, Cl, Br, CN, NO2, ?O, CO2H;
Rg, at each occurrence, is independently selected from H, F, Cl, Br, CN, OH, C1-5alkyl (optimally substituted with halogen and OH);
n is independently selected from zero, 1, 2, 3, and 4; and
p, at each occurrence, is independently selected from zero, 1, and 2.

US Pat. No. 10,392,346

KINASE INHIBITORS

Topivert Pharma Limited, ...

1. A compound of formula IIb,
wherein:
LG1 represents imidazolyl, chloro, or aryloxy; and
Z1 represents a structural fragment of formula V:

wherein:
R2 and R3, together with the C-atoms to which they are attached, form a fused phenyl ring;
X1, X2 and X3 all represent CH;
L represents a direct bond;
R5a represents methoxy; and
R4 represents —CO2H,
or a salt or protected derivative thereof, wherein said protected derivative is a compound in which the carboxyl moiety of R4 is protected as a C1-8 alkyl ester.

US Pat. No. 10,392,283

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR TREATING ACCOMPANIED WATER FROM A WELL

JFE ENGINEERING CORPORATI...

1. A method of treating accompanied water containing calcium ion, soluble silica, 10-1,000 mg/L carbonates, and sulfate ion produced from a well, the method comprising:a magnesium salt adding process, including adding a magnesium salt to mix with the accompanied water under alkaline conditions to precipitate insoluble silica, calcium carbonate, calcium sulfate, and produce a supernatant from which said insoluble silica and calcium sulfate have been precipitated having a pH of 10.5-11, in a first reaction solution;
a microfiltration membrane treatment process, including filtering said first reaction solution with a microfiltration membrane to separate the insoluble silica, calcium carbonate, and calcium sulfate, to generate a filtrate, and wherein carbonate ion concentration of the filtrate is 1 mg/L or less;
an acid adding process, including adding an acid to and mixing with said filtrate to render a pH value of said filtrate in the range from 5 to 9 and a negative Langeliar saturation index, to generate a second reaction solution; and
a reverse osmosis membrane treatment process, including treating said second reaction solution with a reverse osmosis membrane to obtain fresh water and reverse osmosis membrane concentrates.

US Pat. No. 10,392,279

EDUCTOR-BASED MEMBRANE BIOREACTOR

Scientific Associates, G...

1. A process for treating domestic wastewater comprising:directing wastewater into a tank containing a membrane filter and mixed liquor;
recirculating wastewater and mixed liquor from a top end of the tank into a bottom end of the tank via a recirculation conduit;
introducing a flow of recirculated wastewater and mixed liquor from the top end of the tank into a mixing channel of an aeration device disposed in the tank via the recirculation conduit;
drawing ambient air into the mixing channel of the aeration device using the flow of recirculated wastewater and mixed liquor from the recirculation conduit;
drawing wastewater and mixed liquor proximately surrounding the aeration device into the mixing channel of the aeration device using the flow of recirculated wastewater and mixed liquor from the recirculation conduit; and
generating bubbles in the mixing channel with the drawn wastewater, the recirculated wastewater, the drawn mixed liquor, and the drawn ambient air below the membrane filter.

US Pat. No. 10,392,278

LEACH FIELD SYSTEM

33. A wastewater system comprising:a first set of high aspect ratio channels, each of the channels in the first set of high aspect ratio channels comprising an infiltrative side, an upper boundary, an infiltrative bottom, and having a height and a width;
a first separation spacer having a length and engaged to a first anchor, the first anchor securing the first separation spacer to a first high aspect ratio channel of the first set of high aspect ratio channels, at least a portion of the length of the first separation spacer spanning a distance between a first pair of high aspect ratio channels of the first set of high aspect ratio channels;
a second separation spacer having a length and engaged to a second anchor, the second anchor securing the second separation spacer to a second high aspect ratio channel of the first set of high aspect ratio channels, at least a portion of the length of the second separation spacer spanning a distance between a second pair of high aspect ratio channels of the first set of high aspect ratio channels; and
a distribution conduit positioned and configured to dispense wastewater effluent to each of the high aspect ratio channels in the first set of high aspect ratio channels,
wherein the distribution conduit does not cover the entirety of the upper boundary of three or more high aspect ratio channels in the first set of high aspect ratio channels,
wherein each of the high aspect ratio channels in the first set of high aspect ratio channels is parallel or substantially parallel to each other and has a height to width aspect ratio of 96 or 3 or between 96 and 3,
wherein three or more adjacent high aspect ratio channels in the first set of high aspect ratio channels are spaced two inches or more apart,
wherein the first separation spacer is positioned a distance apart from the second separation spacer,
and wherein the first anchor engages the infiltrative side of the first high aspect ratio channel and the second anchor engages the infiltrative side of the second high aspect ratio channel.

US Pat. No. 10,392,276

TIO2 BASE COAGULANT AND ITS APPLICATION

NANJING UNIVERSITY, (CN)...

1. A TiO2-based coagulant, wherein the coagulant is obtained by:(a) uniformly mixing acetylacetone and ethanol at a volume ratio of 1:7-166, dropwise adding titanium tetrachloride, and stirring at a rate of 100-300 rpm for 10 minutes to obtain a solution A, a molar ratio of the added titanium tetrachloride to the acetylacetone being 32-2.7:1;
(b) mixing deionized water and ethanol at a volume ratio of 1:2-23 to obtain a solution B;
(c) dropwise adding the solution B to the solution A, and then stirring for 30-60 minutes at a rate of 100-300 RPM to obtain a sol, a molar ratio of the added deionized water to the titanium tetrachloride being 1-8:1; and
(d) placing the sol at 15° C.-55° C. to age till a weight thereof becomes constant, to obtain the TiO2-based coagulant.

US Pat. No. 10,392,256

METHOD FOR PREPARING GRAPHENE BY USING MOLTEN INORGANIC SALT REACTION BED

Xuyang Sun, Jiaxing (CN)...

1. A method for preparing graphene by using a molten inorganic salt reaction bed, comprising the following steps:using phthalocyanine substance as a reaction raw material, well-mixing an inorganic salt with the phthalocyanine substance in an inorganic salt reaction bed, performing pyrolysis by using a temperature programmed method in an atmosphere furnace under a protective gas, and separating out a highly planar-oriented graphene material.

US Pat. No. 10,392,231

ESCALATOR SYSTEM WITH VERTICAL STEP RISERS AND STEP-MOUNTED ANGLED SIDE FLANGES

1. An escalator system with vertical step risers and step mounted angled side flanges comprising:a plurality of escalator steps;
at least one varying length drive mechanism;
a first decking;
a second decking;
each of the plurality of escalator steps comprising an elongated step body, a first step mounted angled flange, a first flange interface, a second step mounted angled flange and a second flange interface;
the elongated step body comprising a riser surface and a stepping surface;
the at least one varying length drive mechanism being configured to move the plurality of escalator steps in a loop around an escalator path while changing a distance between step attachment points while traveling through a passenger side of the escalator path in a manner that does not impart any horizontal acceleration while the plurality of escalator steps move vertically through transition zones while maintaining intermeshing of the plurality of escalator steps;
the riser surface and the stepping surface being positioned perpendicular or nearly perpendicular with each other;
the first step mounted angled flange being terminally connected to the elongated step body;
the second step mounted angled flange being terminally connected to the elongated step body;
the first step mounted angled flange being located opposite to the second step mounted angled flange, along the elongated step body;
the first step mounted angled flange and the second step mounted angled flange each extending away from the stepping surface so that a first formed angle is parallel or nearly parallel to a first decking interface and a second formed angle is parallel or nearly parallel to a second decking interface thereby minimizing decking heights;
the first step mounted angled flange for each of the plurality of escalator steps being configured to form a first continuous barrier between the first decking and the elongated step body for each of the plurality of escalator steps;
the second step mounted angled flange for each of the plurality of escalator steps being configured to form a second continuous barrier between the second decking and the elongated step body for each of the plurality of escalator steps;
the first continuous barrier and the second continuous barrier being positioned adjacent to the passenger side of the escalator path;
the first step mounted angled flange and the second step mounted angled flange each comprising a leading edge, a distal edge and a trailing edge, the leading edge and the trailing edge each being positioned adjacent to the distal edge, the leading edge and the trailing edge being located opposite to each other, the leading edge being positioned opposite to the riser surface across the stepping surface;
the first flange interface being connected along the leading edge of the first step mounted angled flange;
the second flange interface being connected along the leading edge of the second step mounted angled flange;
the first flange interface of an arbitrary step overlapping the trailing edge of the first step mounted angled flange of a subsequent step;
the second flange interface of the arbitrary step overlapping the trailing edge of the second step mounted angled flange of the subsequent step; and
the arbitrary step and the subsequent step being an adjacent pair of steps from the plurality of escalator steps.

US Pat. No. 10,392,214

APPARATUS TO OVERTURN SHEETS AND/OR PANELS

ELITRON IPM S.R.L., Mont...

1. An apparatus for overturning sheets and/or panels, comprising:a bearing structure carrying a loading plane;
roto-translation means for the vertical translation of said loading plane and for the rotation of said loading plane with respect to a rotation axis perpendicular to a vertical axis of the bearing structure;
stabilization and transfer means of a sheet and/or panel, the stabilization and transfer means being carried by said loading plane, and being defining an operating surface;
grab means, being carried by said loading plane, for the transfer of a sheet and/or panel from a supply station, being stopped upstream from said apparatus, on said operating surface;
with said loading plane comprising first guiding grooves in which said grab means are movable from a first side of said loading plane to the opposite side thereof, and vice versa, and second guiding grooves in which said stabilization and transfer means are movable, from the first side outwardly the loading plane, and vice versa; and
a command and control unit arranged and configured in order to command and control said roto-translation means, said stabilization and transfer means and said grab means, in order to define for said loading plane, in combination with the activation and/or deactivation of said roto-translation means, said stabilization and transfer means, and said grab means:
a collection position wherein said operating surface is faced upward and side by side with the sheet and/or panel which is located in said supply station so that said grab means transfer said sheet and/or panel from said supply station on mentioned said operating surface in order to be coupled to the latter by means of said stabilization and transfer means;
an overturning position wherein said loading plane is rotated with respect to said rotation axis for orienting downwardly said operating surface; and
an unloading position, being driven in phase with the rotating of the loading plane, wherein said stabilization and transfer means arrange themselves over an unloading station placed downstream from said apparatus, in order to allow the release of the sheet and/or panel, which is carried by said operating surface, from the latter with consequent its release on said unloading station.

US Pat. No. 10,392,199

PALLET AUTO BOX

Nova Packaging, LLC, Den...

1. A pallet auto box, comprising:a gate; and
a first plurality of walls forming four sides of a box when raised around the loading area;
at least one wall of the first plurality of walls that raises and lowers adjacent a loading area for a pallet, the box raising to a first level to receive items on the pallet, the box raising to a second level to receive more items on the pallet;
wherein the at least one wall is raised to maintain a border around the loading area for the items to be stacked within the loading area on the pallet;
wherein the first plurality of walls pull away from the loading area after loading the pallet;
wherein the gate opens after the pallet has been loaded so that the loaded pallet can be moved out of the loading area and a next pallet can be moved into the loading area.

US Pat. No. 10,392,196

CHAIN WHEEL TRANSMISSION GUIDE MECHANISM FOR USE IN CONDOM PRODUCTION

Victor W. J. Chan, Taipo...

1. A chain wheel transmission guide mechanism for use in condom production, comprising a rack and a mold frame, wherein the rack is provided with a chain wheel assembly and an auxiliary rail assembly arranged in parallel with a chain of the chain wheel assembly, the auxiliary rail assembly comprises an upper load bearing guide rail and a lower limiting guide rail which are disposed in parallel, and the chain wheel assembly comprises two chain wheels which are respectively located at both ends in the length direction of the rack and are axially perpendicular to a horizontal plane and the chain connecting and meshing the two chain wheels; the mold frame is connected to the chain, the upper and lower ends of the mold frame are respectively provided with an upper sliding part and a lower sliding part, and the mold frame is movably and cooperatively connected to the upper load bearing guide rail and the lower limiting guide rail respectively through the upper sliding part and the lower sliding part; and the mold frame moves along the auxiliary rail assembly under the traction of the chain.

US Pat. No. 10,392,031

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A VEHICLE

GE GLOBAL SOURCING LLC, ...

1. A system comprising:a drive system having one or more traction motors coupled in driving relationship to a plurality of wheels of a vehicle system, the one or more traction motors being configured to provide both motive power for the vehicle system in a propel mode of operation and retarding effort to brake the vehicle system in a braking mode of operation;
a parking brake for maintaining a static position of the vehicle system when in an engaged state; and
a controller configured to detect when the vehicle system is in the static position and the parking brake is in the engaged state, and to control at least one of the one or more traction motors to provide a braking effort to resist movement of the vehicle system when the parking brake is in the engaged state and the vehicle system is in the static position.

US Pat. No. 10,392,015

VEHICLE CONTROL DEVICE AND VEHICLE CONTROL METHOD

DENSO CORPORATION, Kariy...

1. A vehicle control device mounted on an own vehicle and configured to control the own vehicle according to a position of another vehicle ahead of the own vehicle, comprising:at least one electronic control unit including a processor and memory storing instructions that when executed cause the electronic control unit to:
calculate an estimated course of the own vehicle;
set a parameter indicating whether the other vehicle is in the path of the own vehicle based on the position of the other vehicle with respect to the own vehicle in a lateral direction orthogonal to the calculated estimated course of the own vehicle;
determine whether the other vehicle is a leading vehicle in the path of the own vehicle based at least in part on a comparison between the parameter and a threshold;
determine whether the other vehicle is located radially inward relative to the calculated estimated course of the own vehicle, wherein the calculated estimated course comprises a curve;
change the threshold and/or the parameter and change the likelihood of the other vehicle being determined as the leading vehicle in response to the calculated estimated course comprising a curve and in response to the other vehicle being located inside the calculated estimated course, based on the calculated estimated course and the position of the other vehicle; and
output a control signal to control a vehicle speed to keep a distance between the own vehicle and the leading vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,392,000

VEHICLE DRIVE AND METHOD WITH ELECTROMECHANICAL VARIABLE TRANSMISSION

Oshkosh Defense, LLC, Os...

1. A vehicle drive comprising:a gear set comprising a sun gear, a ring gear, and planetary gears, the planetary gears coupling the sun gear to the ring gear, wherein the planetary gears are rotatably supported by a planetary gear carrier;
a first motor/generator coupled to the gear set;
a second motor/generator at least selectively rotationally engaged with the gear set, wherein the second motor/generator is electrically coupled to the first motor/generator by an electrical power transmission system, wherein the first motor/generator and the second motor/generator are electrically coupled without an energy storage device configured to at least one of (a) provide electrical energy to the first motor/generator or the second motor/generator to power the first motor/generator or the second motor/generator and (b) be charged by electrical energy from the first motor/generator or the second motor/generator;
an engine at least selectively coupled to the gear set and selectively coupled to the second motor/generator; and
a clutch configured to selectively engage the second motor/generator to the engine.

US Pat. No. 10,391,987

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING A VEHICLE

TRW AUTOMOTIVES U.S. LLC,...

1. A method of controlling a vehicle comprising the steps of:providing a system having a plurality of brakes and a curve detecting mechanism, each brake of the plurality of brakes being configured to slow rotation of a respective vehicle wheel,
detecting a curve in a forward travel path of the vehicle using the curve detecting mechanism,
pre-filling at least two brakes but fewer than all of the plurality of brakes in response to the detection of a curve,
calculating a maximum speed that the vehicle can safely traverse the detected curve,
determining a speed of the vehicle; and
wherein the step of pre-filling occurs only when the determined speed of the vehicle exceeds the calculated maximum speed.

US Pat. No. 10,391,985

ELECTRIC BRAKE CONTROL APPARATUS

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

1. An electric brake control apparatus comprising:a first clamping force acquisition unit that is configured to acquire a clamping force, the clamping force being a force generated by moving a piston toward a pad through rotation of a motor in a first rotational direction to press the pad against a rotor;
a lower-limit clamping force acquisition unit that is configured to acquire a lower-limit clamping force, the lower-limit clamping force being a minimum value of the clamping force required to maintain a stopped state of the rotor;
an upper-limit clamping force acquisition unit that is configured to acquire, based on a state of a power supply, an upper-limit clamping force, the upper-limit clamping force being a maximum value of the clamping force that is enough to move the piston away from the pad through a power of the power supply while maintaining the stopped state of the rotor; and
a clamping force control unit that is configured to control the motor such that the clamping force acquired by the first clamping force acquisition unit is confined between the lower-limit clamping force and the upper-limit clamping force.

US Pat. No. 10,391,963

APPARATUS, SYSTEM, AND METHOD FOR DIAGNOSING INITIATORS IN AIRBAG SYSTEMS

Schroth Safety Products L...

1. A method for diagnosing a plurality of aircraft airbag initiators in an aircraft airbag system, the method comprising:providing a diagnostic circuit per aircraft seat, each diagnostic circuit electrically connected between an aircraft crash sensing means and one of the plurality of aircraft airbag initiators, the diagnostic circuit being in a normally off condition and enabled by a user activation;
providing a power supply, independent of aircraft power, electrically connected to each diagnostic circuit;
providing a momentary switch;
providing a visual indicator providing feedback to the user of a health of each of the plurality of aircraft airbag initiators, the visual indicator configured to be operative once the user has activated the diagnostic circuit;
receiving a signal indicating user activation of the momentary switch; and
responsive to receiving the signal:
completing a circuit for the diagnostic circuit to function, indicating to the user that the diagnostic circuit is functioning;
regulating a current into the diagnostic circuit to prevent an aircraft airbag initiator from firing during diagnostic evaluation;
boosting the signal to a window comparator;
detecting a voltage by the window comparator; and
providing feedback to the user about the voltage.

US Pat. No. 10,391,951

SUPPORT SYSTEMS FOR PORTABLE ELECTRONIC DEVICES

Safran Seats USA LLC, Ga...

1. A system for storing objects on a rear side of a passenger seat, the system comprising:a cavity;
a divider wall disposed within the cavity; and
an upwardly extending lip forming a lower boundary of the cavity, wherein:
the divider wall separates a lower portion of the cavity into at least two compartments including a personal electronic device compartment on a rear side of the cavity and a secondary compartment on a forward side of the cavity; and
the personal electronic device compartment comprises:
at least one first retaining portion disposed on a forward side of the upwardly extending lip; and
at least one second retaining portion disposed on a rear side of the divider wall.

US Pat. No. 10,391,950

STOWABLE DOCKING MODULE

FAURECIA INTERIOR SYSTEMS...

1. A stowable docking module comprising:a translation housing received within a housing sub-assembly for translation between a first, stowed position and a second, deployed position;
a docking station sub-assembly pivotably mounted to the translation housing so as to be pivotable between a stowed position when the translation housing is in the first, stowed position and a deployed position, different than the stowed position, when the translation housing is in the second, deployed position;
a first hook member having a first gripping position and a second gripping position, the first hook member is pivotably mounted on the docking station sub-assembly and is pivotable between the first gripping position and the second gripping position;
a second hook member secured to the docking station sub-assembly and arranged to oppose the first hook member, wherein, an electronic device may be docked in the stowable docking module by securing the device between the first hook member and the second hook member; and wherein
in the first gripping position a first gripping range between the first hook member and the second hook member is provided, and in the second gripping position a second gripping range, different than the first gripping range, is provided between the first hook member and the second hook member.

US Pat. No. 10,391,941

VEHICULAR VISUAL RECOGNITION DEVICE

KABUSHIKI KAISHA TOKAI-RI...

1. A vehicular visual recognition device comprising:a support body supported by a vehicle body side;
a pivoting member pivotably supported by the support body;
a drive means having an output shaft supported by the pivoting member and configured so as to be capable of generating a drive force;
a limit gear directly supported in a radial direction only by the pivoting member, and indirectly engaging the output shaft, rotation of the limit gear being limited, and the drive force generated by the drive means being transmitted to the limit gear whereby the pivoting member is pivoted; and
a visual recognition means provided so as to be capable of pivoting integrally with the pivoting member, the visual recognition means assisting visual recognition of an occupant of a vehicle, and the visual recognition means being retracted or deployed by the pivoting member being pivoted.

US Pat. No. 10,391,929

LIGHTED PATH SYSTEM FOR VEHICLE

Ficosa North America Corp...

1. A vehicle illumination system for illuminating a path to a vehicle, comprising:a light mechanism arranged on the vehicle;
at least one antenna configured to detect a unique device of an approaching user; and
at least one controller configured to:
determine a user location based on the detected unique device,
predict the path based at least in part on the user location, and
instruct the light mechanism to illuminate an area along the path.

US Pat. No. 10,391,884

DRIVE POWER CONTROL DEVICE FOR ELECTRIC VEHICLE

CALSONIC KANSEI CORPORATI...

1. A drive power control device for an electric vehicle (vehicle V) equipped with a motor (31) as a drive source, the device comprising:a target motor torque calculation unit (101) configured to calculate a target motor torque for the electric vehicle based on an accelerator operation by a driver;
a target acceleration calculation unit (102) configured to calculate a target acceleration by dividing the target motor torque by an inertia of a drive system mounted on the electric vehicle;
a motor rotation speed detection unit (250) configured to detect an actual motor rotation speed;
an actual acceleration calculation unit (105) configured to calculate an actual acceleration by differentiating the motor rotation speed detected by the motor rotation speed detection unit;
a correction amount calculation unit (120) configured to calculate a correction amount for a motor torque command value so that a deviation between the target acceleration calculated by the target acceleration calculation unit and the actual acceleration calculated by the actual acceleration calculation unit is reduced;
a modeling error reduction unit (104) configured to calculate a correction torque by performing high-pass filter processing on the correction amount calculated by the correction amount calculation unit;
a control motor torque command value calculation unit (106) configured to calculate a control motor torque command value by adding the correction torque to the motor torque command value; and
a slip reduction control unit (202) configured to perform, when the vehicle starts traveling or slip is detected, control to reduce slip by switching a cutoff frequency of a high-pass filter (HPF) to be low as compared with normal traveling.

US Pat. No. 10,391,875

VEHICLE ALIGNMENT FOR WIRELESS CHARGING

WiTricity Corporation, W...

1. A wireless-power receiver comprising:a resonant circuit including a power transfer element, the resonant circuit having a resonant frequency;
a power-receiving circuit coupled to the resonant circuit; and
a controller, coupled to the resonant circuit, configured to:
determine a first resonant frequency of the resonant circuit corresponding to a first time;
determine a second resonant frequency of the resonant circuit corresponding to a second time; and
determine an offset of the power transfer element relative to a power transmitter based on the first resonant frequency and the second resonant frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,391,708

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PRODUCING A THREE-DIMENSIONAL OBJECT AND EXPOSURE MASK GENERATING APPARATUS

Schultheiss GmbH, Heimsh...

20. Device for producing a three-dimensional object by layer by layer solidifying of a material which is solidifiable under the action of radiation, making use of exposure masks, comprising:a radiation source for generating the radiation, and
an exposure mask generating apparatus,wherein the exposure mask generating apparatus,for forming each object layer to be solidified of the object in a construction plane,generates at least one exposure mask in the form of a digital exposure mask by means of which the radiation is selectively projected into the construction plane,wherein the exposure mask generating apparatus comprises:a computer unit configured for:
(a) calculating a single 2-bit bitmap for each of the at least one digital exposure masks according to the object layer to be solidified,
said 2-bit bitmap assigning to each pixel of the at least one digital exposure mask either the bit-value “transparent” or the bit-value “non-transparent”,
(b) assigning the bit-value “transparent” to each surface region of the at least one digital exposure mask defined by the 2-bit bitmap with a structure size below a limit structure size, and
(c) assigning an exposure texture to each surface region of the at least one digital exposure mask above the limit structure size,
said exposure texture being configured in the form of a pattern of pixels with the bit-values “transparent” and “non-transparent”.

US Pat. No. 10,391,687

DEEP DRAWN MICROCELLULARLY FOAMED POLYMERIC CONTAINERS MADE VIA SOLID-STATE GAS IMPREGNATION THERMOFORMING

Dart Container Corporatio...

1. A method for forming a thermoplastic material into a desired shape, the method comprising:increasing the degree of crystallinity of the thermoplastic material by infusing the thermoplastic material with a gas for a period of time,
wherein the thermoplastic material:
includes a core arranged between independent surface layers; and
has a threshold degree of crystallinity above which bubbles will not nucleate when the gas-infused thermoplastic material is heated to its glass-transition-temperature, and
wherein the increase in the degree of crystallinity of the thermoplastic material results in the degree of crystallinity of each of the surface layers being greater than the degree of crystallinity of the core;
allowing, for a period of time, some of the gas infused into the thermoplastic material to migrate out of the gas-infused thermoplastic material;
nucleating bubbles in the gas-infused thermoplastic material from the infused gas, after the period of time for the migration of some of the infused gas out of the thermoplastic material has occurred, by heating the gas-infused thermoplastic material to a heating temperature that is at least the glass-transition-temperature of the gas-infused thermoplastic material;
holding, for a period of time, the heating temperature to cause the bubbles to grow in size, thereby forming a mostly foamed thermoplastic material in which 70-98% of foaming has completed; and
thermoforming the mostly foamed thermoplastic material into the desired shape, the thermoforming comprising heating to above the glass-transition temperature after a degas time during which a concentration of the gas in the mostly foamed thermoplastic material decreases,
wherein the degas time occurs at room temperature after the holding time and prior to the thermoforming, and
wherein the thermoforming occurs when 40-95% of the infused gas remains in the mostly foamed thermoplastic material such that during the thermoforming, the remaining gas in the mostly foamed thermoplastic material acts as a lubricant between polymer chains of the mostly foamed thermoplastic material and increases formability of the mostly foamed thermoplastic material.

US Pat. No. 10,391,684

CAULS AND METHODS OF USING CAULS TO PRODUCE COMPOSITE ARTICLES

Spintech, LLC, Xenia, OH...

1. A method of using a caul to produce a composite article, comprisingpositioning one or more fiber layers between a cure mold surface and the caul,
wherein the caul is in a rigid state, and the caul comprises a reinforcement material and polymer, and the rigid state is defined by a storage modulus from about 1 gigapascals (GPa) to about 5 GPa,
wherein the reinforcement material comprises one or more elastic fibers, and
wherein the polymer comprises one or more shape memory polymers;
covering the cure mold surface, the caul, and the one or more fiber layers with a sealed barrier;
applying a pressure gradient across the sealed barrier to compact the one or more fiber layers,
wherein the one or more fiber layers are impregnated with uncured or partially cured resin selected from the group consisting of organic polymer resin, inorganic polymer resin, thermoplastic resin, thermoset resin, and combinations thereof, before applying the pressure gradient, after applying the pressure gradient, or both; and
curing the resin impregnated fiber layers at a temperature of greater than or equal to 120° F. and less than or equal to 425° F. to produce the composite article,
wherein the curing temperature transitions the caul from the rigid state to an elastomeric state, and the elastomeric state is defined by a storage modulus from about 1 megapascals (MPa) to 10 MPa.

US Pat. No. 10,391,619

ACCESSORY FOR A FASTENING GUN

QUICK GRIP STAPLES (HK) L...

1. An accessory for a fastening gun for discharging staples and wherein each staple comprises a crown and a leg on each side of the crown, the accessory comprising:a magazine assembly with a feed end and a discharge end and configured to support a series of staples in a pre-discharge orientation and with a feed mechanism for feeding the staples from the feed end to the discharge end;
a staple drive member, the staple drive member defining first and second opposed generally flat surfaces wherein said first generally flat surface is directed toward said magazine assembly, said staple drive member further having a head with a crown-engaging surface, the head including beveled edges opposite the crown-engaging surface and wherein said beveled edges connect said first and second opposed generally flat surfaces in a direction that is aligned with the legs of each staple in said magazine assembly and wherein an acute angle is formed between said beveled edges and said second opposed generally flat surface, and a shank extending from the head so that the staple driver member has a generally T-shaped appearance, said shank having a longitudinal axis in the direction of movement of said staple drive member and wherein said head is perpendicular to said longitudinal axis; and
a drive member guide assembly including a guide plate, the guide plate fastened to an elongate outer guide member of the magazine assembly and a cover plate that is fastened to the guide plate, an inner surface of the cover plate and the guide plate defining an internal passage in which the head of the drive member can be displaced towards and away from a workpiece and the cover plate and guide plate being configured so that the internal passage also defines a guide path for the staples, once they are fed from a staple guide assembly;
wherein the drive member guide assembly is mounted on the magazine assembly and configured so that a staple drive member is mounted in the drive member guide assembly to be driven and retracted along a predetermined path with respect to the magazine assembly, so that, when driven, the staple drive member can engage a staple to drive legs of the staple into respective components, the drive member guide assembly being configured for mounting on the fastening gun with the staple drive member connected to a piston of the fastening gun.

US Pat. No. 10,391,589

FLUX APPLYING DEVICE

Senju Metal Industry Co.,...

1. A flux applying device for applying flux to a surface of solder, the flux applying device comprising:a flux tank where the flux is applied to the surface of the solder by dipping the solder into the flux;
a load applying member being provided at a upstream side of the flux tank, when a side into which the solder enters is set to be the upstream side and a side out of which the solder is discharged is set to be a downstream side;
a constant speed conveyor system that conveys the solder at a predetermined speed, the constant speed conveyor system being provided at a downstream side of the flux tank, the solder to which the flux is applied by the flux tank being pulled up vertically in relation to a liquid surface of the flux, wherein the constant speed conveyor system includes a winder, and further an interlayer paper sheet supplying roller that supplies an interlayer paper sheet when winding the solder by the winder;
a dryer that dries the solder to which the flux is applied, the dryer being provided at the downstream side of the flux tank;
a cooler that cools the dried solder;
a conveying speed measurement sensor that measures a conveying speed of the solder; and
a control system that controls the conveying speed of the solder,
wherein the load applying member acts together with the constant speed conveyor system to apply tension to the solder.

US Pat. No. 10,391,583

INDUCTION WELDING PROCESS FOR VARIABLE DIAMETER PIPES AND DEVICE FOR CARRYING OUT SAID PROCESS

GH Electrotermia, S.A., ...

1. A device for induction welding of variable diameter pipes, comprising:at least two inductors placed in symmetry in relation to an axial axis of the pipe to be welded,
an oscillator connected to each inductor, and
a mechanical system connected to each inductor,
wherein:
the inductors are configured in such a way that they comprise an area with a smaller diameter, an area with a bigger diameter, and an intermediate area, and
the mechanical system force each inductor to make contact with the pipe by a corresponding degree in relation to the diameter of the pipe in each position,
so that the position of the inductors in relation to the pipe changes radially as the diameter of the section of the pipe to be welded also changes.

US Pat. No. 10,391,531

QUICK BLADE REPAIR AND REPLACEMENT ENABLED APPARATUS INTEGRATING MEDICAL WASTE CRUSHING AND STEAM TREATMENT

CHONGQING GIENT HEATING I...

1. A quick blade repair and replacement enabled apparatus integrating medical waste crushing and steam treatment, the apparatus being an integrally assembled vertical structure capable of being disassembled, wherein the apparatus sequentially comprises three chamber bodies, connected into a whole by using flanges and bolts, of a feeding and stirring chamber (1), a shredding chamber (2), and a sterilization and discharging chamber (3) from top to bottom, the three chamber bodies internally form a communicating sealable space, and are vertically placed on a support frame (4) as a whole, and a power mechanism is provided outside a chamber body of the shredding chamber; a top end and a bottom end of the shredding chamber (2) are respectively opening flange structures, a left side and a right side of the chamber body (2-1) of the shredding chamber are respectively provided with repair gates (2-3), and a rotary blade assembly and a stationary blade assembly are provided in the shredding chamber; two ends of a rotary blade shaft (2-2) of the rotary blade assembly are respectively fixed on the repair gates by using bearings, bearing supports are connected to the repair gates (2-3) as a whole, one end of the rotary blade shaft extends out of the chamber body of the shredding chamber, and is connected to the power mechanism (2-5), and the power mechanism uses a sprocket or a gear transmission structure; rotary blades (2-6) of the rotary blade assembly are mounted on the rotary blade shaft, blade claws of adjacent rotary blades are arranged by staggering at an angle, and rotary blades on the different rotary blade shafts are alternately arranged; stationary blades (2-7) of the stationary blade assembly are fixed on an inner wall of the chamber body (2-1) of the shredding chamber by using pressing plates (2-8), and the pressing plates are secured from outside of the chamber body of the shredding chamber by using bolts; and the rotary blades (2-6) and the stationary blades (2-7) are alternately arranged.

US Pat. No. 10,391,503

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PREDICTING WIND DIRECTION AND SPEED TO BETTER CONTROL DRIFT

Iowa State University Res...

1. An agricultural machine comprising:a reservoir configured to contain a fluid;
a pump configured to transfer the fluid out of the reservoir;
a plurality of delivery lines arranged along a boom of the agricultural machine and configured to receive and distribute the fluid;
a plurality of nozzles connected to the plurality of delivery lines and configured to meter, atomize, and apply the fluid to a target area;
one or more machine sensors configured to provide machine data about one or more application parameters including a fluid pressure data;
one or more meteorological sensors associated with the target area and configured to provide meteorological data including a current wind direction data and a current wind speed data; and
a control system for improving controlling a wind-driven drift of the fluid during application of the fluid to the target area by the agricultural machine, the control system including—
a drift distance determination mechanism configured to determine a plurality of drift distances correlated with a plurality of different application parameters,
an electronic processing element configured to—
receive the machine data and the meteorological data,
use a mathematical model to predict a future wind direction and a future wind speed for at least a next approximately between 5 seconds and 30 seconds, wherein predicting the future wind direction and the future wind speed is not based upon evaluating a distance between the one or more meteorological sensors and the plurality of delivery lines,
access the drift distance determination mechanism, and
based on the machine data, the predicted future wind direction and the predicted future wind speed, and the correlated drift distances from the drift distance determination mechanism, determine a future wind-driven drift of the fluid, and
an operator display configured to visually depict the determined future wind-driven drift of the fluid to facilitate controlling the wind-driven drift of the fluid.

US Pat. No. 10,391,495

DEFORMABLE WELL AND METHOD

Wisconsin Alumni Research...

1. A deformable well structure for a microtiter plate, comprising:a sample container including a generally cylindrical wall at least partially defining a well for receiving a sample therein; and
a deformation tool including a fixture having:
a support bar; and
a recessed surface in the support bar defining a recess and being engageable with the wall of the sample container, the recessed surface having a position fixed relative to the support bar;wherein:one of the sample container and the fixture being moveable between a first disengaged position wherein the sample container is spaced from the recessed surface in the support bar and a second engaged position wherein the sample container is received in the recess in the support bar and engages the recessed surface in the support bar;
the recessed surface defining the recess in the support bar deforms at least a portion of the sample container with the sample container received in the recess such that the meniscus of the sample in the well is convex;
the sample container has a first cross-sectional dimension greater than a cross-sectional dimension of the recess in the first disengaged position and in the second engaged position such that the recessed surface deforms the sample container as the sample container and the fixture are relatively moved from the first disengaged position to the second engaged position.

US Pat. No. 10,391,494

SWAB CANISTER EQUIPPED WITH MOISTURE PERMEABLE MEMBRANE AND DESSICANT

Signature Science, LLC, ...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a container equipped with a first opening, wherein said container has a removable sample collector disposed therein;
a membrane disposed between said sample collector and said first opening, wherein said membrane is permeable to both ethylene oxide and H2O; and
a desiccant disposed between said membrane and said first opening.

US Pat. No. 10,391,468

HALOGENATION OF HYDROCARBONS

RELIANCE INDUSTRIES LIMIT...

1. A process for halogenation of a hydrocarbon; said process comprising the following steps:i. introducing the hydrocarbon in a reaction vessel;
ii. initially agitating the hydrocarbon in said reaction vessel at a speed of 200 rpm with a centrally mounted stirrer in said reaction vessel for an initial time period of 5 minutes;
iii. increasing said speed of 200 rpm to a speed of 650 rpm and stirring the hydrocarbon at said speed of 650 rpm with said centrally mounted stirrer in said reaction vessel for a time period of 40 minutes;
iv. introducing a halogen in the reaction vessel while stirring the hydrocarbon at said speed of 650 rpm with said centrally mounted stirrer in said reaction vessel for said time period of 40 minutes; and
v. passing light of wavelength in the range of 390 to 780 nm emitted by a plurality of solid state light emitting devices placed outside said reaction vessel at a distance of 0.5 to 4 cm from the exterior wall of said reaction vessel, into said reaction vessel for a period of time to obtain a halogenated hydrocarbon,
wherein, said process steps of (ii) and (iii) are carried out in an inert atmosphere.

US Pat. No. 10,391,467

FABRICATION OF PATTERNED ARRAYS

CENTRILLION TECHNOLOGY HO...

1. A method for generating an array comprising:providing a template array comprising at least 1,000 different oligonucleotides coupled thereto,
coupling the template array to a recipient array having a plurality of oligonucleotides complementary to portions of the at least 1,000 different oligonucleotides, and
performing an enzymatic reaction while each of the at least 1,000 different oligonucleotides of the template array hybridizes with a member of the plurality of oligonucleotides of the recipient array, thereby generating a recipient array comprising recipient oligonucleotides, wherein at least 40% of the recipient oligonucleotides are complementary to a full-length oligonucleotide from the at least 1,000 different oligonucleotides, wherein each of the at least 1,000 different oligonucleotides comprises a barcode, and wherein the barcode identifies the spatial position of each of the at least 1,000 different oligonucleotides.

US Pat. No. 10,391,465

TRAY DECK ORIFICE DEVICE AND METHODS OF REPAIRING A TRAY DECK

Woven Metal Products, Inc...

1. A method of repairing a damaged tray deck for use in a vessel, comprising the steps of:providing a tray deck orifice repair device comprising a member having a defined thickness and a void;
coupling the tray deck orifice repair device to a surface of the damaged tray deck such that the void of the tray deck repair device aligns with an orifice on the tray deck; and
positioning a valve in the void of the tray deck orifice repair device.

US Pat. No. 10,391,462

SAMPLE-TUBE CASSETTE AND MOUNTING PLATE FOR USE WITH HOMOGENIZING DEVICE

Omni International, Inc.,...

1. A mounting apparatus for holding at least one tube of a sample for processing by a homogenizer, the mounting apparatus comprising:a processing plate adapted to mount to the homogenizer, the processing plate defining an access opening extending axially all the way through the plate and through which at least a portion of the tube can pass axially relative to itself and the plate; and
at least one cassette mounted to the plate, wherein the cassette includes a body defining at least one chamber that removably receives the tube during use of the homogenizer and defining an open side through which the tube can pass sideways during insertion and removal relative to the chamber, wherein the open side of the cassette is in communication with the access opening of the plate so that the tube can be inserted into the cassette while the cassette is mounted to the plate by being moved axially, with respect to itself and the plate, into the access opening of the plate and then moved sideways and radially, with respect to the plate, into the chamber of the cassette until the tube is in a use position generally perpendicular to and extending axially all the way through the plate,wherein the access opening of the plate is positioned radially inward, with respect to the plate, of the open side of the cassette so that centrifugal forces urge the tube into the cassette chamber during operation of the homogenizer,wherein the cassette body is positioned on the plate radially outward of the access opening so that the access opening is free of the cassette body such that the tube is movable axially into the access opening but not into the cassette chamber and then radially outward out of the access opening and into the cassette chamber for use during operation of the homogenizer, and wherein the cassette body includes a top and bottom that secure the received tube from axial movement during operation of the homogenizer.

US Pat. No. 10,391,460

FLUID MIXER AND APPARATUS USING FLUID MIXER

ASAHI YUKIZAI CORPORATION...

1. A fluid mixer comprising:a fluid inlet;
a first flow passage that is connected to the fluid inlet;
a second flow passage that is arranged so as to communicate with or be partitioned from the first flow passage and that is arranged to share the same central axis with the first flow passage;
a third flow passage that is connected to the first flow passage and that is arranged to an outer periphery of the second flow passage;
a plurality of branching flow passages that branch from the third flow passage and that are connected to the second flow passage; and
a fluid outlet that is connected to the second flow passage,
wherein the plurality of branching flow passages branch from different positions in the third flow passage, respectively, and are connected to the second flow passage at different positions in the second flow passage, respectively;
the fluid mixer comprises:
an element comprising:
a first flow passage forming part at an end of which the fluid inlet is formed and in an inside of which the first flow passage is formed; and
a main body formed in a substantially truncated cone shape at an end of which the fluid outlet is formed, in an inside of which the second flow passage is formed, and on an outer peripheral surface of which a plurality of communication holes are formed to allow the second flow passage and an outside to communicate with each other; and
a housing in an inside of which the element is housed and which engages with at least both ends of the element;
and wherein:
a plurality of delaying members comprising plate-shaped protrusions are discontinuously formed on at least one of an inner peripheral surface of the housing or an outer peripheral surface of the main body in a flow passage axis direction;
a single continuous space is formed between the inner peripheral surface of the housing and the outer peripheral surface of the main body, the space serving as the third flow passage; and
the communication holes serve as the branching flow passages.

US Pat. No. 10,391,455

FILTRATION AND EMULSIFICATION DEVICE

MST MICROSIEVE TECHNOLOGI...

1. A device for treatment of substances, comprising:at least one membrane medium comprising a first side configured to face an unfiltered phase of a substance and a second side configured to face a filtered phase of the substance; and
a housing in which the at least one membrane medium is stationary or adapted to be rotated, the housing comprising:
at least one feed inlet for the unfiltered phase of the substance,
at least one overflow outlet for the unfiltered phase of the substance,
at least one rotatable channel for drainage of the filtered phase of the substance, and
a suction device configured to produce vacuum on regions of the at least one membrane medium on the side facing the unfiltered phase of the substance, the suction device comprising at least one suction slot arranged parallel to the at least one membrane medium at a distance of 0.1 mm to 0.5 mm from the membrane medium,
wherein the at least one membrane medium is a plurality of membrane media each associated with a respective membrane support element and the suction device comprises a plurality of suction elements each associated with a respective membrane medium, and
wherein the membrane support elements and the suction elements are alternately stacked on top of each other onto a sleeve shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,391,450

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MITIGATING UREA DEPOSITS WITHIN AN SCR CATALYST SYSTEM

Cummins IP, Inc., Columb...

1. A system, comprising:a reductant delivery system configured to inject reductant into an exhaust gas stream upstream of a selective catalytic reduction (SCR) catalyst in exhaust receiving communication with the exhaust gas stream, wherein the exhaust gas stream is produced by an engine system and flows from an engine of the engine system to a tailpipe of the engine system;
a combined SCR NOx—NH3 sensor in exhaust gas receiving communication with the exhaust gas stream; and
a controller having a SCR catalyst regeneration circuit in electrical communication with the reductant delivery system and the combined SCR NOx—NH3 sensor, the SCR catalyst regeneration circuit comprising:
a urea deposit accumulation circuit structured to determine a mass of an accumulated urea deposit present within the SCR catalyst and SCR piping from at least one input received from the reductant delivery system; and
an NH3 slip feedback circuit structured to determine an amount of NH3 passing through the SCR catalyst downstream of the urea deposit from sensor inputs received from the combined SCR NOx—NH3 sensor and reduce or stop reductant dosing based on the amount of NH3 passing through the SCR catalyst downstream of the urea deposit;
wherein the SCR catalyst regeneration circuit is structured to initiate a SCR regeneration event when the determined mass of the accumulated urea deposit is greater than a deposit upper threshold limit; and
wherein the SCR catalyst regeneration circuit is structured to terminate the SCR regeneration event when the level of NH3 passing through the SCR catalyst after initiation of the SCR regeneration event is less than a SCR NH3 regeneration threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,391,438

FILTER ASSEMBLY AND CLEANER HAVING THE SAME

Midea Group Co., Ltd., F...

1. A filter assembly, comprising:a tank configured to accommodate a liquid therein and having an air inlet and an air outlet; and
an air intake pipe connected to the air inlet, having an air output end located in the tank and extending towards the liquid or submerged in the liquid, and having a cross sectional area gradually increased along a fluid flow direction inside the air intake pipe.

US Pat. No. 10,391,437

FILTER MEDIA CONSTRUCTION

Filtrum Fibretechnologies...

1. An axial flow filter media construction using filter media comprising at least two layers of a substantially open corrugated spacer and at least two layers of a non-pleated and non-fluted filter media/material combined in an alternating sequence and coiled around a core to form at least two distinct, continuous, coil-shaped fluid flow channels that are contiguous but separated by said filter media in a radial direction and extend axially from an inlet side to an outlet side of the filter media construction preventing direct fluid flow between clean and dirty sides of the filter media construction,wherein corrugations of the spacer are adapted to propagate in a transverse direction of the filter media construction,
the spacer is discontinuous in both of axial and transverse directions in a sandwiched gap formed between two layers of filter media and configured to allow fluid flow into and out of the sandwiched gap and within the sandwiched gap in both of the axial direction and the transverse direction,
the spacer is adapted to form one or more substantially uninterrupted flow channels between the inlet side and the outlet side of the filter media construction in at least one of the axial direction and the transverse direction, and further to maintain substantially uniform width of the flow channels in a flow direction,
one of the flow channels is closed to fluid flow at an axial end at the inlet side of the filter media construction thereby forming the clean side and another flow channel is closed to fluid flow at an axial end at the outlet side of the filter media construction thereby forming the dirty side, and
inner and outer ends of both of said flow channels are closed along an axial direction.

US Pat. No. 10,391,429

CYLINDRICAL FILTER PANEL SCREEN FOR A WATER INTAKE

E. BEAUDREY ET CIE, Pari...

1. An installation comprising:a channel in which water flows, a water level in the channel being between a minimum water level and a maximum water level; and
a device which filters a stream of water having at least the minimum water level in the channel, the device comprising:
a frame-forming wall mounted in the channel and which comprises a substantially-central through-opening,
a filter member mounted on the frame-forming wall at the through-opening, the filter member comprising a conical filter surface projecting relative to the wall in the upstream direction, the conical filter surface having a larger area than would have a flat filter surface fitted in the through-opening, the filter member comprising retaining members provided in front of the conical filter surface upstream thereof or downstream according to the direction of flow of the water, in order to retain solid bodies that do not pass through the conical filter surface, the filter member being movable, an uppermost portion of the filter member being disposed at most at the minimum water level during filtration of the stream of water flowing through the channel,
at least one suction device which is disposed opposite the retaining members upstream thereof, and
a drive system including peripheral gear teeth, a pinion, and a drive motor, the gear teeth extending from a peripheral end of the filter member and engaging with the pinion, the drive motor driving the pinion which engages the gear teeth for rotationally driving the filter member in a relative movement between the filter member and the at least one suction device such that each retaining member is successively brought in front of the at least one suction device in order to locally generate, through the filter member, a counter-flow of water successively opposite each retaining member.

US Pat. No. 10,391,426

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING A RECESS PLATE

OUTOTEC (FINLAND) OY, Es...

1. A method for manufacturing a recess plate to be used in a filter device for filtering a suspension, the filter device having a stationary head piece and a movable end piece, and a pack including copies of the recess plate, having a filter chamber inside the pack, adjoining the recess plate, having a first pipe for filling the suspension into the filter chamber, having a filter cloth for collecting a solid content out of the suspension, and having a second pipe for discharging a liquid fraction of the suspension out of the filter chamber as a filtrate, wherein the filter device may be closed before filtering by forcing the end piece in direction of the head piece, and opened after filtering by releasing the end piece, and moving the end piece away from the head piece for removing the filter cake from the filter cloth, whereina. a first sheet is formed to provide a first surface of the recess plate at the filter chamber, and a second sheet is formed to provide a second surface of the recess plate vis-à-vis the first surface,
b. reversing at least one of the first or second sheets to arrange a first flip side of the first sheet to face a second flip side of the second sheet,
c. the first sheet and the second sheet are mounted to a frame to form a spacing between the first sheet and the second sheet,
d. a foam is injected into the spacing between the first sheet and the second sheet, and
e. after hardening of the foam, the foam, together with the frame, forms a rigid body.

US Pat. No. 10,391,423

STACKABLE PLANAR ADSORPTIVE DEVICES

SPF TECHNOLOGIES LLC, So...

1. A lattice and distribution network for a stackable chromatography cassette comprising:a peripheral seal;
at least one screen forming the lattice surrounded by the peripheral seal, each at least one screen comprising a plurality of struts in a latticed arrangement;
a first internal distribution network fluidly coupled to the lattice and surrounded by the peripheral seal;
a second internal distribution network disposed opposite the first internal distribution network, fluidly coupled to the lattice and surrounded by the peripheral seal;
a plurality of open cells formed by the lattice;
a packed adsorptive bed formed by filling the plurality of open cells with a plurality of adsorptive beads;
wherein a direction of fluid flow is established from the first internal distribution network through the lattice to the second internal distribution network; and
wherein flow paths having a preferential flow are minimized and evenly distributed through the adsorptive bed.

US Pat. No. 10,391,422

CHROMATOGRAPHY COLUMN

GE HEALTHCARE BIO-SCIENCE...

1. A chromatography column, having a longitudinal axis, comprising:a column wall with an upper first end and a lower second end;
a first end plate assembly removably connectable to the first end of the column wall;
a second end plate assembly removably connectable to the second end of the column wall;
extendable legs provided with a lifting means; and
a movable adapter, movable along the longitudinal axis from a position inside the column wall to a position outside the column wall,
wherein the first end plate assembly, the column wall, and the second end plate assembly are arranged along the longitudinal axis, and wherein the column wall is rotatable about an axis of rotation that is parallel to the longitudinal axis of the column and positioned outside the column and wherein at least the first end plate assembly and the movable adapter are raiseable by the lifting means at least until the lowest part of the movable adapter is above a top of the column wall.

US Pat. No. 10,391,410

TRACKS FOR TOWER RIDE

William J. Kitchen, Wind...

1. A roller coaster ride mounted on a tower comprising:a support tower;
a track mounted on the support tower, the track having an ascending and descending section;
at least one rider carriage slidably mounted on the track; and
at least one drop turn of the track, the drop turn comprising:
a part of the descending section of the track extending in a first direction around on an outer perimeter of the tower, the track turning downward and banking about 180 degrees towards the tower while the track drops and turns about 180 degrees such that the track ends up extending in a second direction around the outer perimeter of the tower, the second direction being substantially opposite the first direction;
wherein the track is mounted solely on an exterior of the support tower for the length of the drop turn and the drop turn occurs entirely within the descending section of the track.

US Pat. No. 10,391,386

VIDEO GAME PROCESSING APPARATUS AND VIDEO GAME PROCESSING PROGRAM

KABUSHIKI KAISHA SQUARE E...

1. A video game processing apparatus for controlling progress of a video game in response to an input received from a player, the video game processing apparatus comprising:a memory configured to store operational correspondence information, the operational correspondence information including a relationship of a plurality of inputs arranged on one input device with a plurality of gameplay operations, each of the gameplay operations corresponding to an input of the one input device, and at least one of the inputs of the one input device corresponding to two or more gameplay operations;
a display controller configured
to control an image display device to simultaneously display, on a display screen of the image display device, a plurality of virtual image sets including at least a first virtual image set and a second virtual image set, the plurality of virtual image sets corresponding to the one input device, each virtual image set having a plurality of virtual images each corresponding to a gameplay operation executable by an input of the one input device, the first virtual image set corresponding to a first set of gameplay operations and the second virtual image set corresponding to a second set of gameplay operations, such that an input of the one input device executes, at a time, one of a gameplay operation of the first set of gameplay operations or a gameplay operation of the second set of gameplay operations, and
to control the image display device to distinguishably display an active set of the virtual images among at least the first virtual image set and the second virtual image set to allow identification of active gameplay operations associated with the corresponding input, wherein only one of the plurality of virtual image sets being activated at a time according to a selection by the player;
an input receiver configured to receive, from the player, a selection of the input of the one input device; and
a processor configured to execute a gameplay operation corresponding to the one input device selected by the player, the gameplay operation being executed corresponding to the active set of the virtual images but not an inactive set of virtual images,
wherein only one of the plurality of virtual image sets is set as the active set of virtual images at a time using a switching operation executed by the one input device, and
wherein the switching operation is executed during the gameplay.

US Pat. No. 10,391,384

SKATEBOARD TRUCK

SKATE ONE CORP, Goleta, ...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a base plate having a contact surface and a coupling portion, the contact surface configured to be placed in contact with a skateboard deck;
a hanger rotatably coupled to the coupling portion of the base plate;
a kingpin disposed within a portion of the hanger to couple the hanger to the base plate for rotation about the kingpin; and
a bushing assembly disposed between the base plate and the hanger and isolated from the kingpin, the bushing assembly having a bushing with a first bushing portion in contact with at least one of the hanger or the base plate on a first side of the kingpin and a second bushing portion in contact with at least one of the hanger or the base plate on a second side of the kingpin opposite the first side, the bushing assembly having a bushing adjustment with a first bushing adjustment portion coupled to the hanger on the first side of the kingpin and a second bushing adjustment portion coupled to the hanger on the second side of the kingpin,
the first bushing adjustment portion configured to selectively engage the first bushing portion and the second bushing adjustment portion configured to selectively engage the second bushing portion to transition the bushing assembly between a first configuration in which the bushing exerts a first force in response to rotation of the hanger about the kingpin and a second configuration in which the bushing exerts a second force different from the first force in response to rotation of the hanger about the kingpin.

US Pat. No. 10,391,373

GOLF CLUB WITH IMPROVED WEIGHTING

Acushnet Company, Fairha...

1. A shaft for a golf club comprising:a butt end having a first shaft diameter,
a tip end having a second shaft diameter, wherein said first shaft diameter is greater than said second shaft diameter, and
a heavy weighted section, located at a distance of between exactly 10 and exactly 15 inches away from said butt end of said shaft, and
wherein said heavy weighted section further comprises a dense layer, having a material density greater than a material density of said shaft, said dense layer is longitudinally located between an internal wall of said shaft and an external wall of said shaft from a beginning of said heavy weighted section to an end of said heavy weighted section.

US Pat. No. 10,391,359

TRAMPOLINE WIRING LOOM AND MAT SENSOR ATTACHMENT SYSTEM

TGOMA NZ LIMITED, Christ...

1. A trampoline comprising:multiple movement sensors associated with one or more parts of the trampoline which move when the trampoline is bounced on by a user, which sensors provide an electrical signal indicative of bouncing on the trampoline;
a controller or a connector at a controller/connector end of the wiring loom; and
an electrical wiring loom which connects to the multiple movement sensors at one or more sensor ends of the wiring loom or comprises multiple sensor connectors which connect to the multiple movement sensors, and which electrical wiring loom extends from the multiple movement sensors or sensor connectors to the controller or connector, wherein said multiple movement sensors are associated with a mat of the trampoline and are attached to the mat each by a mount comprising a topside mount part on one side of the trampoline mat and an underside mount part on another side of the trampoline mat, which topside mount part and underside mount part are fixed together through the trampoline mat.

US Pat. No. 10,391,356

STUDIOS, DEVICES AND METHODS FOR EXERCISING OR IMPROVING POSTURE

The Vertical Method LLC, ...

1. A posture-improving studio including a floor and a wall, said studio comprising:a plurality of vertically oriented bars each having a first end a second end and being configured to support a user's body weight;
a plurality of first brackets, each supporting the second end of a corresponding one of the bars and being secured to the floor;
a plurality of second brackets, each having a first portion and a second portion, wherein said first portion mounts to the wall;
a plurality of spacers, each of which includes a wall end and a bar end, and the wall end of one of said spacers is coupled, at said second portion, to a corresponding one of the second brackets, and the bar end of one of said spacers is coupled, at or near the first end, to the corresponding one of the bars, such that in a vertical orientation of corresponding one of the bar relative to the floor, the corresponding bar is spaced away from the wall by a length of one of said spacers;
a plurality of first clasps, each of which being disposed, at a location that is proximate to the corresponding one of the second brackets, on one of the spacers, and wherein each of plurality of the first clasps is configured to receive band and/or strap for exercising; and
a mirror disposed on the wall.

US Pat. No. 10,391,350

ISOMETRIC EXERCISE APPARATUS AND STORAGE RACK THEREFOR

Isologex Corporation, To...

1. An apparatus for performing isometric exercises comprising:a frame having a base and a sidewall joined to the base, the base having an exercise area within which a user's body is positionable; the base having a plurality of slots formed therein disposed at predetermined locations;
a restraint arm connected to the frame and positionable above the exercise area at predetermined heights to inhibit movement of a portion of the user's body so as to allow the user to perform isometric exercises; and
at least one, limb restraint accessory positionable at one of the predetermined locations for inhibiting movement of the user's limb so as to allow the user to perform isometric exercises; the at least one limb restraint accessory having a connecting portion far mating with one of the plurality of slots.

US Pat. No. 10,391,335

RADIO-FREQUENCY COIL FOR SIMULTANEOUS IMAGING AND DOSIMETRY ON AN MRI-LINAC

Ingham Institute for Appl...

1. A method of monitoring a state of a Linac beam in an MRI-Linac system for real-time in vivo patient dosimetry, comprising;a) disposing a Linac beam proximal to a PIN diode of an imaging RF coil to induce RF noise in an MRI image from an MRI imager; and
b) using said MRI imager to monitor said induced RF noise in said MRI image, wherein a change in a percentage of RF noise in said MRI image is used to determine a state of said Linac beam in the presence of a magnetic field of said MRI imager, wherein said state of said Linac beam comprises an ON state, an Off state, or a relative intensity of said Linac beam.

US Pat. No. 10,391,331

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR USE IN TREATING SENSORY IMPAIRMENT

BIOLYST, LLC., Brooklyn ...

1. A method of generating treatment information for and delivering photonic energy to one or more body portions of a patient comprising:providing data indicative of damage at different damage regions of at least one body portion of the one or more body portions, wherein the different damage regions are consecutively located along the at least one body portion of the one or more body portions;
generating, using a computer processor, treatment information for treating at least one of sensory impairment and vascular impairment in the at least one body portion based on the data indicative of damage, wherein the treatment information comprises at least one treatment definition, wherein the at least one treatment definition comprises a plurality of treatment regions of the patient to be exposed to photonic energy to treat the at least one body portion and a time period of exposure to photonic energy for each of the plurality of treatment regions, wherein the time period of exposure for more distal regions of the plurality of treatment regions are greater than less distal regions of the plurality of treatment regions if the data indicative of damage indicates that sensory impairment has been reduced proximally after one or more treatments of the one or more body portions according to the at least one treatment definition, wherein the plurality of treatment regions comprises:
tissue in proximity to one or more nerve roots, and
tissue of the at least one body portion, wherein the tissue of the at least one body portion is located in a different location of the patient than the tissue in proximity to the one or more nerve roots;
providing a therapeutic laser apparatus to deliver photonic energy to the plurality of treatment regions; and
delivering photonic energy from a therapeutic laser apparatus to the plurality of treatment regions according to the at least one treatment definition to treat at least one of sensory impairment and vascular impairment in the at least one body portion.

US Pat. No. 10,391,314

SYSTEMS AND RELATED METHODS FOR OPTIMIZATION OF MULTI-ELECTRODE NERVE PACING

Lungpacer Medical Inc., ...

1. A method for determining a relationship between charge and diaphragm response for an electrode combination, comprising:inserting a plurality of electrodes into one or more blood vessels of a patient, wherein the plurality of electrodes include the electrode combination;
using the electrode combination, stimulating a phrenic nerve with a plurality of stimulation pulses, wherein each stimulation pulse includes a corresponding charge, and the corresponding charges differ among the plurality of stimulation pulses;
determining a recruitment curve relating the corresponding charges to diaphragm responses resulting from the corresponding charges, wherein the recruitment curve also relates undelivered charges to diaphragm responses expected from the undelivered charges; and
after determining the recruitment curve: a) stimulating the phrenic nerve with the electrode combination, b) using the recruitment curve, determining an expected diaphragm response, to the stimulation, and c) comparing an actual diaphragm response to the expected diaphragm response.

US Pat. No. 10,391,297

APPARATUS FOR TREATING A PATIENT HAVING A HEART

Cardiola Ltd., Winterthu...

1. Apparatus for treating a patient having a heart, a heart rhythm comprising periodically repeating Q, R, S and T waves of an electrocardiogram and a peripheral vascular system, said electrocardiogram exhibiting a repeating QRSTQ heart rhythm having a Q-T systole duration, a T-Q diastole duration and an R-R path length, said patient having a pulse rate corresponding to said R-R path length, the apparatus comprising:a control unit connected to a stimulation device further connected to a plurality of electrodes attachable externally or internally to the patient for electrically stimulating the patient non-invasively or invasively, in synchronization with the heart rhythm, by trains of electrical stimulation pulses applied to the patient, with the control unit of the apparatus being configured to determine, for cycles of the heart rhythm, a time corresponding to the end of an associated T-wave, and to transmit signals representing the end of the T-wave to the stimulation device, with the stimulation device being configured to generate and apply trains of electrical stimulation pulses at the plurality of electrodes at a time within a range of ?15% to ?1% of the R-R path length before the end of the T-wave and having a train duration selected in the range of 5 to 15% of said R-R path length, so that the train of stimulation pulses ends at at most +5% RR after the end of the T-wave,
wherein a magnitude of a voltage applied at the plurality of electrodes is less than 15 V for the half wave of a biphasic pulse, and a current applied at the plurality of electrodes is less than 50 mA, and
wherein the apparatus is configured to generate a pulse repetition frequency of each of the trains of electrical stimulation pulses in a range from 150 Hz to 350 Hz.

US Pat. No. 10,391,268

DEVICE AND METHOD OF DELIVERING PARTICLES IN THE UPPER RESPIRATORY TRACT

1. An oral delivery device for use by a user for delivering a dose of a substance in aerosol or powder form to the upper respiratory tract of the user, said oral delivery device comprising:a mouthpiece adapted to be received in the mouth of the user for oral admission of a flow of air into the upper respiratory tract of the user;
a substance inlet for admitting said substance so that said flow of air is configured to carry said substance; and
a delivery regulator comprising a flow restrictor for enabling arrestment of oral inhalation before admission by inhalation into the lungs of the user of said substance, whereby nasal exhalation of said flow of air following said arrestment completes a deposition of particles of said substance in the oral, laryngeal, pharyngeal, and nasal cavities of the user with limited deposition of said particles in the trachea, lower airways and lungs of the user, said flow restrictor comprising a chamber in fluid communication with said mouthpiece having a volume effective to allow said flow of air into said mouth and an air inlet for admitting ambient air at a restricted rate upon said inhalation from said mouthpiece that is configured to cause the user to feel discomfort, arrest inhalation effort and to exhale out from the nose, the size of the air inlet being fixed for a duration of said delivering said dose, and said air inlet being dimensioned so that user inhalation produces a negative pressure in said chamber below ?34 cm of water.

US Pat. No. 10,391,266

NITRIC OXIDE DELIVERY SYSTEM AND METHODS OF USE

Hansen Pharmaceutical, LL...

1. A gaseous nitric oxide (gNO) delivery device for delivering pressurized gNO to a subject, the device comprising:a source of gNO to serve as a single source of therapeutic gaseous material;
a subject interface unit functionally coupled to the source of gNO;
a gas flow regulator and a pressure regulator functionally coupled with the source of gNO and the subject interface unit, the gas flow regulator configured to control a flow rate of the gNO and the gas pressure regulator configured to control a pressure of the gNO inside of the subject interface unit as the gNO is delivered through the subject interface unit to the subject, wherein the gNO is driven into the subject through the pressure inside the subject interface unit;
a gas flushing mechanism configured to reduce exposure of the gNO by the subject when the subject interface is removed; and
a mounting strap for securing the interface unit to the subject;
wherein the gNO treats an infected wound site in the subject.

US Pat. No. 10,391,243

DETECTING DEPTH OF ANESTHESIA VIA PUPIL METRICS

EYETRACKING LLC, Solana ...

1. A computer program product comprising a machine-readable medium storing instructions that, when executed by at least one programmable processor, cause the at least one programmable processor to perform operations comprising the steps:(i) receiving at least one video feed of a first pupil and a second pupil of a patient from at least one video camera positioned to view the first pupil and the second pupil;
(ii) processing the at least one video feed to determine a raw measure of the sizes of the first pupil and the second pupil over time;
(iii) determining, based on the raw measures of the sizes of the first pupil and the second pupil over time, that an unequal amount of anesthetic is being administered to one hemisphere or both hemispheres of the brain of the patient; and
(iv) executing one or more actions based on the determining in step (iii).

US Pat. No. 10,391,235

DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING INFORMATION RELATED TO A MEDICAL DEVICE

Sanofi-Aventis Deutschlan...

1. A method of utilizing a supplementary device to determine information related to an injection device, the method comprising:activating a supplementary device; and
determining whether an ejection has taken place, wherein determining whether the ejection has taken place comprises differentiating a prime shot from an actual injection based upon ejection sounds sensed by an acoustic sensor, and wherein a first ejection sound produced when performing the prime shot is differentiated acoustically from a second ejection sound produced by the actual injection.

US Pat. No. 10,391,233

DRUG DELIVERY KIT, AND APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR PREPARING DRUG DELIVERY SYSTEM

TGEL BIO CO., LTD., Seou...

1. A drug delivery kit, comprising:an apparatus for preparing a drug delivery system, the apparatus including a drug carrier in a gel phase or a solid phase under an airtight condition, and a mixing space configured such that a drug is injected from outside and is mixed with the drug carrier to form a drug containing gel; and
a syringe for injecting the drug into the apparatus,
wherein the drug carrier comprises a gel-forming polymer.

US Pat. No. 10,391,227

MEDICO-TECHNICAL MEASURING DEVICE AND MEASURING METHOD

Novalung GmbH, Heilbronn...

1. A medico-technical measuring device for measuring a pressure of blood, comprising:a flexible and pliable hose line which extends along a central longitudinal axis and is configured to guide blood within a longitudinal cavity delimited by a wall, the wall having an external sleeve surface and an internal sleeve surface; and
a sensor unit having a radial section with a sensor in the radial section, the sensor configured to measure the pressure of the blood guided in the longitudinal cavity;
wherein the hose line has a radial cavity defined in the wall in a radial direction, the radial cavity extending through the wall from the internal sleeve surface to the external sleeve surface;
the radial section of the sensor unit being at least partially arranged in the radial cavity in a radial position between the external sleeve surface and the internal sleeve surface of the wall and is integrated in the wall, such that the sensor is in communication with the blood;
wherein a diameter or an extent of a cross section of the radial cavity is smaller than the radial section that is at least partially arranged in the radial cavity such that the radial section of the sensor unit forms an oversize fit to which the radial cavity in the wall is sealed in a fluid-tight manner.

US Pat. No. 10,391,220

VIRTUAL KIDNEY DONATION

FRESNIUS MEDICAL CARE HOL...

1. A system comprising:a dialyzer having a blood side and a dialysate side;
a first extracorporeal circuit including one or more first fluid connectors for connecting the blood side of the dialyzer to the vascular system of a kidney patient;
a second extracorporeal circuit including one or more second fluid connectors for connecting the dialysate side of the dialyzer to the vascular system of a healthy animal;
a first pump in fluid communication with at least one of the first and second extracorporeal circuits; and
a driver mechanically coupled to the first pump, the driver configured to drive the first pump using energy from an energy source.

US Pat. No. 10,391,219

NANOPOROUS SILICON NITRIDE MEMBRANES, AND METHODS FOR MAKING AND USING SUCH MEMBRANES

SiMPore, Inc., West Henr...

13. A method for forming a free-standing nanoporous SiN layer comprising the steps of:forming pores in an SiN layer, wherein said SiN layer is disposed on a first layer and said first layer is disposed on a second layer, and said second layer is disposed on a third layer;
forming a scaffold layer on an SiN layer following formation of pores within said SiN layer; and
removing said first layer from between said SiN layer and said second layer such that a free-standing nanoporous SiN layer is formed; and
wherein said forming of a nanoporous SiN layer comprises using a method comprising the steps of:
forming a porous nanocrystalline silicon (pnc-Si) layer or porous silicon oxide layer that is disposed on an SiN layer; and
etching said SiN layer by reactive ion etching such that a nanoporous SiN layer is formed; and
wherein the porous silicon oxide layer is formed from a porous nanocrystalline silicon (pnc-Si) layer.

US Pat. No. 10,391,210

ERGONOMIC TUBING ATTACHMENT FOR MEDICAL APPARATUS

Integra LifeSciences NR I...

1. A tubing attachment system for use in a medical apparatus having a handpiece and a tube to be connected proximally to the handpiece, the tubing attachment system comprising:a tubing attachment component having a proximal end, a distal end and an external surface, the tubing attachment component comprising a proximal end portion configured to attach to the tube, a distal end portion configured to attach to the handpiece, a throughbore extending from the distal end to the proximal end, and a circumferential groove on the external surface between the proximal end portion and the distal end portion; and
a capture component comprising a frame having an internal frame surface, an external frame surface, and a frame opening for receiving the tubing attachment component, the frame comprising at least one locking protrusion extending inward from the internal frame surface;
wherein the frame and the at least one locking protrusion are configured to fit in the circumferential groove and be rotatable in the circumferential groove about the tubing attachment component when an external force is applied and to frictionally lock the tubing attachment component in a desired rotational position in the absence of such external force.

US Pat. No. 10,391,203

BODY MADE OF BONE SUBSTITUTE MATERIAL AND METHOD FOR PRODUCTION

regenHU AG, Villaz-St-Pi...

1. A biocompatible body for implanting into a cavity of a bone, comprising:a main structure made from a bone substitute material, wherein the main structure comprises a plurality of layers on top of each other and wherein each of the layers comprises a plurality of lines made of bone substitute material, each of the lines of each layer being spaced apart from each other, wherein the body comprises a connection element, the connection element comprising an anchoring segment, the anchoring segment embedded in the main structure of the body, wherein the connection element comprises a receiving opening for a joining or sealing element and the receiving opening is accessible for the joining or the sealing element from outside the main structure, and wherein the anchoring segment comprises outwardly directed wings that widen downward from the receiving opening.

US Pat. No. 10,391,189

PRE-DOFFING DISINFECTION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Xenex Disinfection Servic...

2. The system of claim 1, wherein the program instructions for determining the operating parameters of the disinfection apparatus are further based on information regarding a target microorganism suspected of contaminating clothing and/or personal protective equipment worn by the individual.

US Pat. No. 10,391,187

APPARATUS FOR VIRUS INACTIVATION AND SAMPLING

TEC PROJECT SERVICES CORP...

1. An apparatus for virus inactivation and sampling in a process of purifying a liquid drug substance, comprising a receptacle having an outlet port and an inlet port and containing the liquid drug substance therein, means for inactivating a virus in the liquid drug substance in the receptacle and sampling means for checking the inactivation of the virus, wherein:the virus inactivation means is configured to feed an acidic aqueous solution to the liquid drug substance and measure the pH of the liquid drug substance;
the sampling means has a main tube, a plurality of branch tubes branching from the main tube and pinch valves provided in the branch tubes for closing the branch tubes and cutting off a heat fusible tube between a heat-sealed portion and a pinch valve, the branch tubes being connected with heat fusible tubes extending from openings of a plurality of sampling containers;
the outlet port of the receptacle containing the liquid drug substance and a first end of the main tube of the sampling means are connected to each other by a first line via a liquid delivery pump for the liquid drug substance;
a second end of the main tube of the sampling means and the inlet port of the receptacle containing the liquid drug substance are connected to each other by a second line;
the first line is connected with a liquid delivery line for the acidic aqueous solution and the second line is connected with a pH meter; and
the outlet port of the receptacle containing the liquid drug substance, the first line, the sampling means, the second line and the inlet port of the receptacle containing the liquid drug substance forming a single closed circulation line.

US Pat. No. 10,391,174

METALLIC NANOPARTICLES, PREPARATION AND USES THEREOF

NANOBIOTIX, Paris (FR)

1. A method for inducing in vitro, ex vivo or in vivo the perturbation, lysis or destruction of target human cells selected from the group consisting of benign cells, pre-malignant cells and malignant cells, comprising i) contacting said target cells with a population of metallic nanoparticles during a period of time sufficient to allow the nanoparticles to interact with said cells, each nanoparticle of the population being made of a metal having an atomic number (Z) of at least 25, each metallic nanoparticle of the population being covered with a biocompatible coating, and the mean largest size of the nanoparticles of the population being between 80 and 105 nm, and, ii) exposing the cells to ionizing electromagnetic radiation, said exposure inducing or causing the perturbation, lysis or destruction of said cells.

US Pat. No. 10,391,166

SHORT OLIGONUCLEOTIDES AS VACCINE ADJUVANTS AND THERAPEUTIC AGENTS

SPRING BREAK PHARMACEUTIC...

1. A method of improving an immune system response in a subject against a tuberculosis infection, said method comprisingadministering to the subject a BCG vaccine; and
administering to the subject an effective amount of a vaccine adjuvant of formula (II):
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, racemate, enantiomer, diastereomer, geometric isomer, or tautomer thereof, whereinX is absent, O, NH, NR, or S;
X1 absent, O, or NH;
A is absent, aryl, or aralkyl;
n is 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5;
R is alkyl, substituted alkyl, cycloalkyl, aryl, substituted aryl, aralkyl, heterocyclic, O-alkyl, O-heteroaryl, or steroidal;
R1 and R2 are each independently, H, OH, O-alkyl, alkyl, substituted alkyl, cycloalkyl, aryl, substituted aryl, aralkyl, heterocyclic, O-aryl, O-heteroarylaryl, or heterocyclic;
R3 is selected from H, alkyl, substituted alkyl, C(O)-alkyl, C(O)O-alkyl, C(O)-aryl, C(O)O-aryl, C(O)NH-alkyl, and C(O)NH-aryl;
Y and Z are each independently O or S;
B1 and B2 are each independently adenine, guanine, thymine, cytosine, uracil, or a modified nucleoside;
m is 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, or 6;
R4 is independently H, alkyl, substituted alkyl, C(O)-alkyl, C(O)O-alkyl, C(O)-aryl, C(O)O-aryl, C(O)NH-alkyl, C(O)NH-aryl, or a monophosphate, diphosphate, or triphosphate group.

US Pat. No. 10,391,125

METHODS AND DEVICES FOR STIMULATING AN IMMUNE RESPONSE USING NANOSECOND PULSED ELECTRIC FIELDS

PULSE BIOSCIENCES, INC., ...

1. A method for stimulating an immune response to a disease in a subject, the method comprising:determining a target treatment energy based on a size and a type of a tumor in the subject;
selecting or allowing selection of a number of pulses, an amplitude of at least 10 kilovolts per centimeter, or a pulse length of between 0.1 nanoseconds and 1000 nanoseconds for sub-microsecond pulsed electric fields based on the determined target treatment energy; and
applying to the tumor, using a plurality of electrodes positioned in or around the tumor or a portion thereof, the sub-microsecond pulsed electric fields having the selected number of pulses, the selected amplitude, or the selected pulse length.

US Pat. No. 10,391,120

METHODS OF USING INHALED NITRIC OXIDE GAS FOR TREATMENT OF ACUTE RESPIRATORY DISTRESS SYNDROME IN CHILDREN

Mallinckrodt Hospital Pro...

1. A method of treating acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in children comprising administering a gas comprising nitric oxide (NO) to a child in need thereof at a dose in the range from about 2 ppm to about 8 ppm NO for a treatment period of at least 24 hours, wherein the child is determined to have an oxygenation index of greater than or equal to 12 cm H2O/mmHg.