US Pat. No. 10,191,204

MATERIALS AND LIGHTGUIDES FOR COLOR FILTERING IN LIGHTING UNITS

GE Lighting Solutions, LL...

1. A lightguide of a lighting unit,at least a portion of the lightguide being formed of a composite material comprising a polymeric matrix material and an inorganic particulate material that contributes a color filtering effect to visible light passing through the composite material,
the inorganic particulate material comprising a neodymium compound containing Nd3+ ions, wherein the neodymium compound is an Nd—F compound or an Nd—X—F compound where X is at least one element chosen from the group consisting of elements that form compounds with neodymium and elements other than neodymium that form compounds with fluorine;
wherein the lightguide is configured to trap light received at an edge of the lightguide through total internal reflection, and redirect trapped light to be extracted from the lightguide at a surface thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,191,172

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR OPERATING A SUBSEA SENSOR FIELD

OCTIO AS, Bergen (NO)

1. A method for autonomously operating a subsea sensor field monitoring a region of interest, comprising the steps of:deploying a system comprising:
an automated underwater vehicle (AUV);
a sub sea service station; and
a sensor field comprising a plurality of sensors configured for monitoring a region of interest, wherein at least one sensor in the sensor field comprises a permanently installed base unit and a removable control unit, the AUV comprises a first transport connector and the removable control unit comprises a second transport connector, and the service station comprises a docking connector configured for receiving the control unit;
monitoring the region of interest with the sensor field;
using the AUV to connect the removable control unit to the permanently installed base unit,
using the AUV to disconnect the first transport connector from the second transport connector;
operating the removable control unit at the permanently installed base unit for a predetermined period of time;
using the AUV to connect the first transport connector to the second transport connector;
using the AUV to remove the removable control unit from the permanently installed base unit;
using the AUV to move the removable control unit to the service station;
disconnecting the first transport connector from the second transport connector; and
connecting the removable control unit to the docking connector.

US Pat. No. 10,190,926

FIBER BRAGG GATING (FBG) SENSOR

AGENCY FOR SCIENCE, TECHN...

1. A fiber Bragg grating (FBG) sensor structure comprising:a plurality of optical fiber portions, each one of the plurality of optical fiber portions having at least one FBG formed therein and a loose tube, wherein the at least one FBG is disposed within the loose tube, and wherein the loose tube is spaced approximately 2 cm apart from each of one or two neighboring loose tubes; and
a sleeve structure capable of transferring vibrations, strain, or the vibrations and strain along a length thereof, wherein each of the plurality of optical fiber portions is coupled to the sleeve structure such that the wavelength of the each of the plurality of optical fiber portions is variable under the transferred vibrations, strain, or the vibrations and strain,
and
wherein the plurality of optical fiber portions are split from one another by one or more single mode fibers.

US Pat. No. 10,190,836

LOADER

Ulbrich Schroeder Design ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,835

AMMUNITION MAGAZINE BASEPAD EXTENSION

ZEV Technologies, Inc., ...

1. An improved ammunition magazine extension for attachment to an open bottom of a magazine tube having a pair of sidewalls, a pair of end walls, and a flange on at least each of the sidewalls at the bottom, the extension comprising:an extension body having open first and second ends and forward and rear walls, the first open end of the extension body slidably attachable to the sidewall flanges at the open bottom end of the ammunition magazine tube;
a bottom closure member removably slidably attached to the open second end of the body and movable between open and closed positions; and
a latch member slidably attached to a wall of the extension body to move toward and away from the magazine tube and first and second ends of the extension body, the latch member releasably securing the extension body to the magazine tube when moved toward the magazine tube and the first open end of the extension body.

US Pat. No. 10,190,822

STAGED REACTION PLENUM PARTITION WALL FOR FURNACE

Blasch Precision Ceramics...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,818

CONTAINER SPINNING DEVICE AND METHOD OF USE THEREOF

Spin Chill Corp., Gaines...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,803

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR CLEANING SURFACES

Dynamis Solutions, LLC, ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,796

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

Ductmate Industries, Inc....

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,794

SYSTEM AND APPARATUS FOR WIRELESS ENVIRONMENTAL ZONE CONTROL

ARZEL ZONING TECHNOLOGY, ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,775

COMBUSTOR AND GAS TURBINE HAVING THE SAME

MITSUBISHI HITACHI POWER ...

1. A combustor comprising:a nozzle centered on a burner axis and configured to inject fuel;
a burner case having a tubular shape, surrounding an outer circumference of the nozzle, and being configured to inject air and the fuel from the nozzle from an upstream side in an axial direction in which the burner axis extends to a downstream side; and
a base plate spreading from a downstream end of the burner case in a radial direction based on the burner axis and defining a purging air space for purging air at an outer circumferential side of the burner case and an upstream side of the base plate,
wherein:
a purging air flow passage for injecting the purging air from the purging air space into the burner case or to the downstream side is defined in the burner case,
an inflow opening of the purging air flow passage for injecting the purging air is defined through a radially extending upstream-side surface of the base plate, and
an outflow opening of the purging air flow passage for injecting the purging air is defined within at least one of:
(i) a radial range from an inner circumferential surface of the burner case to a shorter of a radial plate thickness of a case forming plate defining the burner case and a value corresponding to an axial plate thickness of the base plate, and
(ii) an axial range from the downstream end of the burner case to a shorter of a value corresponding to the radial plate thickness of the case forming plate defining the burner case and the axial plate thickness of the base plate.

US Pat. No. 10,190,758

LIGHT SOURCE DEVICE, DISPLAY APPARATUS, METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SUBSTRATE UNIT AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING LIGHT SOURCE DEVICE

Sakai Display Products Co...

7. A light source device comprising:a substrate unit changeable from a first shape in which a length in a predetermined direction is a first length to a second shape in which a length in the predetermined direction is a second length longer than the first length, wherein the substrate unit comprises:
a plurality of light source substrates including a first light source substrate and a second light source substrate which are elongated light source substrates long in the predetermined direction on which light sources are mounted; and
a connection substrate which has a flexibility and connects a first edge part on one end side in the longitudinal direction of the first light source substrate and a fourth edge part along the longitudinal direction of the second light source substrate,
wherein the connection substrate comprises:
a first extension part which is extended to the first edge part along the longitudinal direction of the first light source substrate and to be connected to the first edge part,
a connection part which connects the first extension part and the fourth edge part,
a first bent part at which the first extension part can be bent along a direction orthogonal to a longitudinal direction of the first light source substrate; and
a second bent part at which the connection part can be bent along the longitudinal direction of the first light source substrate,
wherein the connection substrate connects the first edge part and the fourth edge part so that a third edge part along the longitudinal direction of the first light source substrate and the fourth edge part face each other, in the state of the first shape, and so that the first edge part and a second edge part on one end side in the longitudinal direction of the second light source substrate face each other, in the state of the second shape, and
wherein the substrate unit is deformed from the first shape into the second shape as the connection substrate is bent at the first bent part and the second bent part.

US Pat. No. 10,190,745

LAMP ASSEMBLY FOR USE IN A HEADLAMP

Valeo North America, Inc....

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,739

LAMP

HABITEX CORPORATION, Tai...

1. A lamp comprising:a base unit including
a case body that has an opening,
a first circuit board that is disposed in said case body,
a pushbutton switch that is disposed on said first circuit board,
a rotary switch that is disposed on said first circuit board and that corresponds in position to said opening, and
an elongate interconnect member that is co-rotatably connected to said rotary switch and that extends into said opening; and
a shade unit including
a shade body that is co-rotatably connected to said elongate interconnect member and that is slidable along said elongate interconnect member relative to said case body of said base unit,
a light module that is disposed in said shade body, and that is electrically connected to said pushbutton switch and said rotary switch, and
a connect member that extends from said shade body and that is movable toward and away from said pushbutton switch;
wherein said shade unit is slidable along said elongate interconnect member relative to said case body between a switch-on position, where said connect member is spaced apart from said pushbutton switch so that said light module is switched on and emits light and where said shade body is rotatable relative to said case body to rotate said elongate interconnect member and said rotary switch to adjust brightness of said light module, and a switch-off position, where said connect member abuts against said pushbutton switch so that said light module is switched off.

US Pat. No. 10,190,642

TOOTHING FOR OPERATION AT A DEFLECTION ANGLE AND PRODUCTION METHOD

SMS SIEMAG AG, Duesseldo...

1. Spline spur toothing for force transmission from a drive shaft to a driven member arranged at angle to each other, comprising a first spur toothing (1) engaging in a second spur toothing provided on the driven member,wherein the first spur toothing (1) has a plurality of spur teeth (2), wherein a flank line (12) of each spur tooth (2) has a curvature, and a deflection angle (?) is formed between a rotational axis of the second spur toothing and a rotational axis of the first spur toothing, and
wherein a flank of the spur tooth (2) is formed with a twist in form of a profile angle deviation (?) in direction of the flank of the spur tooth (2) in a vertical plane.

US Pat. No. 10,190,640

BEARING WITH INTEGRATED SHUNT

1. A bearing comprising:an outer ring having a first raceway;
an inner ring having a second raceway;
rolling elements disposed between the first and second raceways; and
a closure element fixedly assembled to one of the inner ring or outer ring and extending in a direction of the other of the inner ring or the outer ring, the closure element having:
at least one conductive filament having a first end, a second end, and an intermediate portion positioned between the first end and the second end,
the at least one conductive filament assembled to the closure element, the first end contacting the outer ring, the intermediate portion contacting the inner ring to form an electrically conductive path between the outer ring and the inner ring, and the second end positioned away from the inner ring and fixed to the closure element.

US Pat. No. 10,190,638

ROLLING BEARING

JTEKT CORPORATION, Osaka...

1. A rolling bearing comprising:an inner ring;
an outer ring;
a plurality of rolling elements provided between the inner ring and the outer ring;
a cage that holds the rolling elements;
a first seal that is provided on one side of an annular space between the inner ring and the outer ring in an axial direction of the rolling bearing and has a first lip portion which forms a first labyrinth clearance with the inner ring to prevent spill of grease; and
a second seal that is provided on the other side of the annular space in the axial direction and has a second lip portion which forms a second labyrinth clearance with the inner ring to prevent spill of the grease,
wherein the rolling bearing is configured such that the grease in the annular space flows from one side in the axial direction to the other side in the axial direction, and
the second lip portion is larger than the first lip portion such that a path length of the second labyrinth clearance is longer than a path length of the first labyrinth clearance.

US Pat. No. 10,190,563

INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE IGNITION COIL AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE IGNITION COIL

Hitachi Automotive System...

1. An internal combustion engine ignition coil comprising:a central iron core;
a primary coil disposed on an outer circumference of the central iron core;
a secondary coil disposed on an outer circumference of the primary coil;
a side iron core disposed on an outer circumference of the secondary coil; and
an insulating material sealing the central iron core, the primary coil, and the secondary coil on an inner side of the side iron core, wherein
a first layered silicate having a particle diameter less than a winding diameter of the secondary coil is present at a higher concentration in a vicinity of the secondary coil than that in a vicinity of the side iron core in the insulating material,
a second layered silicate having a particle diameter greater than the winding diameter of the secondary coil is present at a higher concentration than that of the first layered silicate between the outer circumference side of the secondary coil and the side iron core, and
the second layered silicate has an aspect ratio of 50 or more, the aspect ratio being a ratio of a long side of a particle of the layered silicate to a thickness of the particle.

US Pat. No. 10,190,528

OPPOSED PISTON ENGINE CYLINDER WITH CARBON SCRAPER

Fairbanks Morse LLC, Cha...

1. A cylinder for an opposed piston engine, comprising:a cylinder body including:
first and second piston bores extending along a central axis for reciprocation of corresponding first and second opposed pistons therein, wherein the first and second piston bores have a piston bore diameter;
a chamber bore located between the first and second piston bores, wherein the chamber bore has a chamber diameter smaller than the piston bore diameter; and
first and second open annular scraper grooves located on opposite ends of the chamber bore.

US Pat. No. 10,190,426

STATOR SECTOR FOR A TURBINE ENGINE, AND A METHOD OF FABRICATING IT

SAFRAN CERAMICS, Le Hail...

3. A sector for a turbine stator, the sector comprising:a plurality of vanes of composite material comprising fiber reinforcement densified by a matrix, each vane having an airfoil extending between a first end and a second end,
a first platform and a second platform, the first and second platforms being in the form of circular arcs of composite material comprising fiber reinforcement densified by a matrix, the first platform having openings in which the first ends of the vanes are engaged, and the second platform having openings in which the second ends of the vanes are engaged, each opening of the first platform having a continuous and surrounding edge, wherein each continuous edge is in continuous contact with at least a portion of the corresponding first end of a corresponding vane, and wherein the first platform further has hooked portions configured and arranged to support and hold axially in position a sealing system for rotor discs, formed by a portion of non-interlinked weave between two successive layers of warp yarns over two respective zones separated by an interlinked weave zone, and by folding the non-interlinked portions to form the hooked portions;
wherein the openings in the first platform present dimensions that are greater than the dimensions of the first ends of the vanes engaged in said openings so as to leave clearance between the first ends of each of the vanes and the openings, and
wherein each vane first end engaged in said opening presents dimensions smaller than the dimensions of the airfoil so as to define a shoulder extending all around said first end, the shoulder presenting dimensions greater than the dimensions of the openings of the first platform and being in contact with the surface of the first platform, and wherein the first and second platform and the vane first and second ends are configured and arranged to be connected in a mortise and tenon arrangement.

US Pat. No. 10,190,310

WATERPROOF STORAGE UNIT

Duffield Marine, Inc., C...

1. A storage unit for storing items, the unit comprising:a) a shell having a top wall, a rear side wall, a left side wall, a right side wall and a front side wall which define respective lower edges, the front side wall having an aperture for moving items in and out of the unit the outer periphery of the aperture defined by a first side, a second side, a top, and a bottom; the outer periphery of the aperture including a water diverting shield formed thereof, the water diverting shield being configured to run along the first side, the top, and the second side of the outer periphery to divert water away from the aperture;
b) a base having a top surface defining a substantially level interior cavity portion, a substantially level outer perimeter portion, a first groove, and a second groove, the first groove being positioned between the interior cavity portion and the outer perimeter portion, the first groove defining a u-shaped configuration in a transverse cross section being formed within the base and extending into the base from the top surface, the first groove being sized and configured to receive the respective lower edges of the rear side wall, the left side wall, the right side wall, and the front side wall to form a substantially water proof barrier between the rear side wall, the left side wall, the right side wall, the front side wall, and the base, the outer perimeter portion being at a substantially lower level than the interior cavity portion; and
c) a door having a door body defining a bottom edge, the door traverseable between a closed position wherein the door body covers the aperture and the bottom edge is inserted into the second groove to prevent water from entering into the storage unit under the door body and an opened position wherein the door body is disposed away from the aperture and the bottom edge is removed from the second groove to allow items to be moved in and out of the storage unit.

US Pat. No. 10,190,276

DOCKING SYSTEM WITH JOINT SUPPORTS

Wahoo Docks LLC, Richmon...

1. A dock construction system comprising:one or more fascia components, each fascia component comprising a main vertical wall, a lower horizontal member and an upper horizontal support member cooperatively defining an interior channel that is open at its ends and open opposite the main vertical wall, wherein:
the upper horizontal support member comprises a first horizontal component extending perpendicularly outward from the main vertical wall, a vertical component extending perpendicularly downward from the first horizontal component, and a second horizontal component extending perpendicularly outward from the vertical component in a plane that is substantially parallel to a plane defined by the first horizontal component thereby defining an upper lip that is configured to receive and support an end of one or more cross beams; and
the lower horizontal member comprises a first lower horizontal component extending perpendicularly outward from the main vertical wall, a lower vertical component extending perpendicularly upward from the first lower horizontal component, and a second lower horizontal component defining a lower lip by extending perpendicularly outward from the lower vertical component in a plane that is substantially coplanar with a plane defined by the first lower horizontal component; and
one or more cross beams with opposing ends supported by the upper lips of a first and second fascia component when the first and second fascia components are positioned such that the interior channels of the first and second fascia components are facing each other.

US Pat. No. 10,190,266

REINFORCED RUBBER GROUND COVER MAT

Champagne Edition, Inc., ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,264

MULTI-FUNCTIONAL RAILWAY FASTENING COMPONENT ADJUSTMENT SYSTEM

MOW Equipment Solutions, ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,262

OPTICAL BRIGHTENING AGENT COMPOSITION

TEH FONG MIN INTERNATIONA...

1. An optical brightening agent composition for optical brightening of surfaces of paper or cardboards consisting of: water, a compound as shown in chemical formula (1), and sodium methylene dinaphthalene sulfonates:
wherein the sodium methylene dinaphthalene sulfonates are chemical compounds, as shown in chemical formula (2), chemical formula (3) or chemical formula (4):

R1 is a functional group, as shown in chemical formula (6), or chemical formula (7):

and R2 is a functional group, as shown in chemical formula (8), chemical formula (9), or chemical formula (10):

US Pat. No. 10,190,258

DOCTOR BLADE HOLDERS AND DOCTOR BLADE HOLDER SYSTEMS INCLUDING PLANAR ELEMENTS WITH THREE DIMENSIONAL FABRIC REINFORCEMENT MATERIALS

Kadant Inc., Westford, M...

1. A planar element for use in a papermaking system, said planar element being suitable for use as a doctor blade or a top plate, said planar element comprising:a three-dimensional composite structure including elongated elements extending in at least three orthogonal directions; and
a resin in which the three-dimensional composite structure is embedded.

US Pat. No. 10,190,205

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR FLAME SPRAYING THERMOPLASTIC POWDERS

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,202

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR COATING A METAL STRIP

FONTAINE ENGINEERING UND ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,188

MIXING METHOD AND DEVICE FOR SOLVENT EXTRACTION, ESPECIALLY IN HYDROMETALLURGICAL PROCESSES

TURBULENT TECHNOLOGIES LT...

1. A method of solute extraction, the method comprising:rotating an impeller so as to mix a first liquid and a second liquid in a reactor vessel said mixing at an average energy dissipation rate of at least 0.3 W/Kg and less than 20 W/Kg so that after the mixing an emulsion of the first and second liquids is present in the reactor vessel; said mixing of said first and second liquids continuing long enough to transfer at least some of said solute from said first liquid to said second liquid in said emulsion, wherein the mixing is performed so that:
i. a volume of said reactor having a local energy dissipation rate of between 2 to 20 W/Kg is at least 1%;
ii. a volume of said reactor having a local energy dissipation rate of greater than 20 W/kg is less than 0.01%; and
iii. said impeller has a blade width W a blade length L and a blade number k such that the product of said length squared and said width and said blade number is greater than 2.0% of the volume of said reactor.

US Pat. No. 10,190,184

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A PROFILE AND A MANUFACTURING SYSTEM FOR PRODUCING A PROFILE

THYSSENKRUPP STEEL EUROPE...

1. A method for producing a profile, comprising the following method steps:providing a workpiece,
shaping the workpiece,
joining the workpiece,
coating the workpiece,
heating the workpiece, and
at least partially hardening the workpiece,
wherein the coating method step is carried out temporally after the joining method step and temporally before the heating method step and the coated workpiece is hardened in a shaping manner in a hardening tool.

US Pat. No. 10,190,159

METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR NUCLEIC ACID SEQUENCING BY TUNNELING RECOGNITION

Roche Sequencing Solution...

1. A method of analyzing a nucleic acid molecule, the method comprising:attaching the nucleic acid molecule to a protein and a particle having a first diameter;
moving a portion of the nucleic acid molecule into an aperture defined by a first insulator, the aperture having a second diameter less than the first diameter, and the portion comprising a nucleotide;
applying a voltage across a first electrode and a second electrode;
contacting the portion of the nucleic acid molecule to both the first electrode and the second electrode within the aperture;
measuring a current through the first electrode, the portion of the nucleic acid molecule, and the second electrode; and
identifying the nucleotide of the portion of the nucleic acid molecule based on the current.

US Pat. No. 10,190,080

METHOD FOR CLEANING SYSTEMS

Thonhauser GmbH, Giesshe...

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

US Pat. No. 10,190,073

LIPID COMPRISING LONG CHAIN POLYUNSATURATED FATTY ACIDS

COMMONWEALTH SCIENTIFIC A...

1. A process for producing extracted plant lipid, comprising the steps of:i) obtaining a Brassica sp. seed comprising extractable lipid having a total fatty acid content comprising fatty acids in an esterified form, the fatty acids comprising oleic acid, palmitic acid, ?6 fatty acids which comprise linoleic acid (LA), ?3 fatty acids which comprise ?-linolenic acid (ALA), stearidonic acid (SDA), docosapentaenoic acid (DPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), and optionally one or more of eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) and eicosatetraenoic acid (ETA), wherein (a) the level of palmitic acid in the total fatty acid content of the extractable lipid is between about 2% and 16%, (b) the level of myristic acid (C14:0) in the total fatty acid content of the extractable lipid is less than 1%, and (c) the level of DHA in the total fatty acid content of extractable lipid in the plant part is between 20.1% and 30%, and
ii) extracting lipid from the Brassica sp. seed to thereby produce extracted plant lipid.

US Pat. No. 10,189,977

PACK FOR ANAEROBIC PRODUCTS

1. A pack comprising:a. a container, the container having a container body; and
b. an anaerobically curable composition held within the container;wherein the container body is constructed from plastics material which is formed from a blend of a thermoplastic starch component, wherein the starch in the thermoplastic starch component is present in an amount from 6% to 33% of the weight of the blend used to form the container body and a polyethylene, and which is sufficiently oxygen permeable to prevent the anaerobically curable composition held therein from curing due to absence of oxygen.

US Pat. No. 10,189,949

TRANSPARENT POLYIMIDE COPOLYMER, POLYIMIDE RESIN COMPOSITION AND MOLDED ARTICLE, AND PRODUCTION METHOD OF SAID COPOLYMER

SOMAR CORPORATION, Tokyo...

1. A transparent polyimide copolymer obtained by copolymerizing:(A) 4,4?-oxydiphthalic dianhydride; and
(B) at least one diamine and/or diisocyanate represented by the following Formulae (1) or (2):

(wherein, X represents an amino group or an isocyanate group; R1 to R4 each independently represent a hydrogen atom, an alkyl group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms, an alkenyl group having 2 to 4 carbon atoms or an alkoxy group having 1 to 4 carbon atoms; and at least one of said R1 to R4 is not a hydrogen atom).

US Pat. No. 10,189,929

ACTIVE-ENERGY-RAY-CURABLE COMPOSITION FOR OPTICAL MEMBERS, CURED ARTICLE, AND OPTICAL LENS AND SHEET OR FILM FOR OPTICAL LENSES EACH PRODUCED USING SAID CURED ARTICLE

SANYO CHEMICAL INDUSTRIES...

1. An active energy ray-curable composition for optical components, wherein the composition is composition (I) or composition (II),the composition (I) comprising:
a monomer (A) having 2 or more radical-polymerizable reactive groups (x1), wherein the homopolymer of the monomer (A) has a glass transition temperature of higher than 200° C.;
a monomer (B) having 2 or more radical-polymerizable reactive groups (x3), wherein the homopolymer of the monomer (B) has a glass transition temperature of ?15° C. or higher and 100° C. or lower, wherein the monomer (B) comprises a (meth)acrylate having 2 to 6 radical-polymerizable reactive groups (x3) and in a molecule, 1 to 15 organic groups (b) represented by the following formula (5):

wherein p represents 4 or 5;
a monomer (C) having 2 or more radical-polymerizable reactive groups (x2), wherein the homopolymer of the monomer (C) has a glass transition temperature of lower than ?15° C., wherein the monomer (C) comprises a polyfunctional (meth)acrylate represented by the following formula (1):
wherein X represents a hydroxyl group, a methyl group, a (meth)acryloyloxy group, a group represented by the formula (2), or a group represented by the formula (3):R1 to R3 and R each represent a hydrogen atom or a methyl group and may be the same as or different from one another, Y1 to Y5 each represent a C2-C4 oxyalkylene group and may be the same as or different from one another, and a, b, c, d, and e independently represent an integer of 0 to 10, provided that a+b+c+d+e is 6 to 40, and/ora bifunctional (meth)acrylate represented by the following formula (4):wherein R4 and R5 independently represent a hydrogen atom or a methyl group, and m and n independently represent an integer of 3 to 10;a slip agent (D); and
a photopolymerization initiator (E), wherein the photopolymerization initiator (E) comprises a phosphine oxide compound (E1) and/or a hydroxy benzoyl compound (E5),
wherein the radical-polymerizable reactive groups (x1), (x2) and (x3) are each at least one group selected from the group consisting of an acrylate group and a methacrylate group,
wherein the composition contains 41% to 59% by weight of the monomer (A) and 41% to 59% by weight of the monomer (C) based on the total weight of the monomers (A) and (C),
15% to 20% by weight of the monomer (B) based on the total weight of the monomers (A), (B), and (C),
0.8 to 5% by weight of the slip agent (D) based on the total weight of the monomers (A) and (C), and
1 to 8% by weight of the photopolymerization initiator (E) based on the total weight of the monomers (A) and (C); and
the composition (II) comprising:
a monomer (A) having 2 or more radical-polymerizable reactive groups (x1), wherein the homopolymer of the monomer (A) has a glass transition temperature of higher than 200° C.;
a monomer (C) having 2 or more radical-polymerizable reactive groups (x2), wherein the homopolymer of the monomer (C) has a glass transition temperature of lower than ?15° C., wherein the monomer (C) comprises a polyfunctional (meth)acrylate represented by the above formula (1) and a bifunctional (meth)acrylate represented by the above formula (4); and
a slip agent (D); and
a photopolymerization initiator (E), wherein the photopolymerization initiator (E) comprises a phosphine oxide compound (E1) and/or a hydroxy benzoyl compound (E5),
wherein the radical-polymerizable reactive groups (x1) and (x2) are each at least one group selected from the group consisting of an acrylate group and a methacrylate group,
wherein the composition contains 9% to 40% by weight of the monomer (A) and 60 to 91% by weight of the monomer (C) based on the total weight of the monomers (A) and (C),
20% to 60% by weight of the polyfunctional (meth)acrylate represented by the above formula (1) and 30% to 55% by weight of the bifunctional (meth)acrylate represented by the above formula (4) based on the total weight of the monomers (A) and (C),
0.8 to 5% by weight of the slip agent (D) based on the total weight of the monomers (A) and (C), and
1 to 8% by weight of the photopolymerization initiator (E) based on the total weight of the monomers (A) and (C).

US Pat. No. 10,189,854

SUBSTITUTED PYRIMIDINE COMPOUNDS

GRUENENTHAL GMBH, Aachen...

1. A method of treating a condition or disease which can be treated by inhibition of PDE4 enzyme in a subject, comprising administering to the subject a compound of formula (I)
wherein
A, B and C independently represent CH or N;
R1 and R2 independently represent
hydrogen or (C1-C6)-alkyl, whereby said (C1-C6)-alkyl is unsubstituted or substituted with at least one substituent X1, or
a group U, which is a 3- to 12-membered mono- or bi-cycloaliphatic ring, which is unsubstituted or substituted with at least one substituent X2, whereby said group U may be connected to the nitrogen atom via a C1-6-alkylene group, which in turn is unsubstituted or substituted with at least one substituent independently selected from the group consisting of F, Cl, CF3, ?O, OCF3 and OH, or
a group V, which is a 3- to 12-membered mono- or bi-cyclic heterocycloaliphatic ring comprising at least one heteroatom selected from the group consisting of O, S and N as a ring member, and which mono- or bicyclic heterocycloaliphatic ring is unsubstituted or substituted with at least one substituent X3, whereby said group V may be connected to the nitrogen atom via a C1-6-alkylene group, which in turn may be unsubstituted or substituted with at least one substituent independently selected from the group consisting of F, Cl, CF3, ?O, OCF3 and OH, or
a group W which is phenyl or 5- or 6-membered heteroaryl, wherein said phenyl or said heteroaryl is unsubstituted or substituted with at least one substituent X4 and may be condensed with a 4-, 5-, 6- or 7-membered ring, being carbocyclic or heterocyclic, wherein said condensed ring may be saturated, partially unsaturated or aromatic and may be substituted with at least on substituent X5, and whereby group W may be connected to the nitrogen atom via a C1-6-alkylene group, which in turn may be unsubstituted or substituted with at least one substituent independently selected from the group consisting of F, Cl, CF3, ?O, OCF3 and OH, or
R1 and R2 together with the nitrogen atom to which they are attached form a 3- to 12-membered monocyclic or bicyclic non-aromatic or aromatic ring wherein said ring may contain at least one additional heteroatom selected from the group consisting of O, S and N and wherein said ring is unsubstituted or substituted with at least one substituent X6;
R3 and R4,
independently represent hydrogen, (C1-C6)-alkyl or (C3-C6)-cycloalkyl, wherein said (C1-C6)-alkyl and (C3-C6)-cycloalkyl are each unsubstituted or substituted with at least one substituent Y1, or
together with the carbon atom to which they are attached form a 3- to 6-membered cycloalkyl ring, which is unsubstituted or substituted with at least one substituent Y2;
L represents a bond, O, S, (C1-C6)-alkylene or (C2-C6)-alkenylene, whereby the aforementioned alkylenes or alkenylenes are in each case unsubstituted or substituted with at least one substituent selected from the group consisting of F, Cl, CF3, ?O, OCF3 and OH;
G represents a phenyl or 5- or 6-membered heteroaryl, wherein said phenyl or said heteroaryl may be substituted with at least one substituent Z;
X1, X2, X3, X5 and X6, at each occurrence are independently from one another selected from the group consisting of OH, ?O, CN, nitro, halogen, (C1-C6)-alkyl, (C1-C6)-hydroxyalkyl, (C1-C6)-alkoxy, S(C1-C6)-alkyl, S(O)—(C1-C6)-alkyl, S(O)2—(C1-C6)-alkyl, (C1-C6)-haloalkyl, S(C1-C6)-haloalkyl, (C1-C6)-haloalkoxy, (C1-C6)-cyanoalkyl, (C3-C8)-cycloalkyl, NH2, NH(C1-C6)-alkyl, N((C1-C6)-alkyl)2, NH—CO—(C1-C6)-alkyl, NH—SO—(C1-C6)-alkyl, NH—S(O)2—(C1-C6)-alkyl, NH((C1-C6)-alkylen)-SO—(C1-C6)-alkyl, NH((C1-C6)-alkylen)-SO2—(C1-C6)-alkyl, NHCONH2, NH—CO—NH—(C1-C6)-alkyl, NH((C1-C6)-alkylen)-CO—N((C1-C6)-alkyl)2, CO—(C1-C6)-alkyl, CO2H, CO—O—(C1-C6)-alkyl, CONH2, CO—NH(C1-C6)alkyl and CO—N((C1-C6)-alkyl)2;
X4 at each occurrence are independently from one another selected from the group consisting of OH, CN, nitro, halogen, (C1-C6)-alkyl, (C1-C6)-hydroxyalkyl, (C1-C6)-alkoxy, S(C1-C6)-alkyl, S(O)—(C1-C6)-alkyl, S(O)2—(C1-C6)-alkyl, (C1-C6)-haloalkyl, S(C1-C6)-haloalkyl, (C1-C6)-haloalkoxy, (C1-C6)-cyanoalkyl, (C3-C8)-cycloalkyl, NH2, NH(C1-C6)-alkyl, N((C1-C6)-alkyl)2, NH—CO—(C1-C6)-alkyl, NH—SO—(C1-C6)-alkyl, NH—S(O)2—(C1-C6)-alkyl, NH((C1-C6)-alkylen)-CO—(C1-C6)-alkyl, NH((C1-C6)-alkylen)-SO—(C1-C6)-alkyl, NH((C1-C6)-alkylen)-SO2—(C1-C6)-alkyl, NHCONH2, NH—CO—NH—(C1-C6)-alkyl, NH((C1-C6)-alkylen)-CO—N((C1-C6)-alkyl)2, CO2H, CO—O—(C1-C6)-alkyl, CONH2, CO—NH(C1-C6)alkyl and CO—N((C1-C6)-alkyl)2;
Y1 and Y2, at each occurrence are independently from one another selected from the group consisting of OH, ?O, CN, nitro, halogen, (C1-C6)-alkyl, (C1-C6)-hydroxyalkyl, (C1-C6)-alkoxy, S(C1-C6)-alkyl, S(O)—(C1-C6)-alkyl, S(O)2—(C1-C6)-alkyl, (C1-C6)-haloalkyl, S(C1-C6)-haloalkyl, (C1-C6)-haloalkoxy, (C1-C6)-cyanoalkyl, (C3-C8)-cycloalkyl, NH2, NH(C1-C6)-alkyl, N((C1-C6)-alkyl)2, NH—CO—(C1-C6)-alkyl, NH—SO—(C1-C6)-alkyl, NH—S(O)2—(C1-C6)-alkyl, NH((C1-C6)-alkylen)-CO—(C1-C6)-alkyl, NH((C1-C6)-alkylen)-SO—(C1-C6)-alkyl, NH((C1-C6)-alkylen)-SO2—(C1-C6)-alkyl, NHCONH2, NH—CO—NH—(C1-C6)-alkyl, NH((C1-C6)-alkylen)-CO—N((C1-C6)-alkyl)2, CO2H, CO—O—(C1-C6)-alkyl, CONH2, CO—NH(C1-C6)alkyl and CO—N((C1-C6)-alkyl)2;
Z at each occurrence is independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, OH, CN, SH, nitro, (C1-C6)-alkyl, (C2-C6)-alkenyl, (C2-C6)-alkinyl, (C1-C6)-hydroxyalkyl, (C1-C6)-cyanoalkyl, (C1-C6)-alkoxy, (C1-C6)-thioalkyl, (C1-C6)-haloalkyl, (C1-C6)-thiohaloalkyl, (C1-C6)-haloalkoxy, (C1-C6)-alkylen-S—(C1-C6)-alkyl, (C3-C8)-cycloalkyl, (C3-C6)-cycloalkyl-(C1-C3)-alkylenyl, (C3-C8)-heterocycloalkyl, NH2, NH(C1-C6)-alkyl, N((C1-C6)-alkyl)2, NH—CO—(C1-C6)-alkyl, NH—CO—O—(C1-C6)-alkyl, NH—C(O)NH2, NH—CO—NH—(C1-C6)-alkyl, NH—CO—N((C1-C6)-alkyl)2, NH((C1-C6)-alkylen)-CO—O—(C1-C6)-alkyl, NH((C1-C6)-alkylen)-CONH2, NH((C1-C6)-alkylen)-CO—NH—(C1-C6)-alkyl, NH((C1-C6)-alkylen)-CO—N((C1-C6)-alkyl)2, NH—S(O)2OH, NH—S(O)2(C1-C6)-alkyl, NH—S(O)2O(C1-C6)-alkyl, NH—S(O)2NH2, NH—S(O)2NH(C1-C6)-alkyl, NH—S(O)2N((C1-C6)-alkyl)2, NH((C1-C6)-alkylen)-S(O)2OH, NH((C1-C6)-alkylen)-S(O)2(C1-C6)-alkyl, NH((C1-C6)-alkylen)-S(O)2O(C1-C6)-alkyl, NH((C1-C6)-alkylen)-S(O)2NH2, NH((C1-C6)-alkylen)-S(O)2NH(C1-C6)-alkyl, CO2H, CO(C1-C6)-alkyl, CO—O(C1-C6)-alkyl, O—CO(C1-C6)-alkyl, O—CO—O(C1-C6)-alkyl, CONH2, CO—NH(C1-C6)-alkyl, CO—N((C1-C6)-alkyl)2, O—CO—NH(C1-C6)-alkyl, O—CO—N((C1-C6)-alkyl)2, O—S(O)2—(C1-C6)-alkyl, O—S(O)2OH, O—S(O)2—(C1-C6)-alkoxy, O—S(O)2NH2, O—S(O)2—NH(C1-C6)-alkyl, O—S(O)2—N((C1-C6)-alkyl)2, S(O)(C1-C6)-alkyl, S(O)2(C1-C6)-alkyl, S(O)2OH, S(O)2O(C1-C6)-alkyl, S(O)2NH2, S(O)2NH(C1-C6)-alkyl, and S(O)2N((C1-C6)-alkyl)2;
wherein the compound of formula (I) is in its presented form or its acid or base form, or in the form of a physiologically acceptable salt, or in its solvate form, or in the form of its racemates, its pure stereoisomers, enantiomers or diastereomers, or in the form of mixtures of stereoisomers, enantiomers or diastereomers, in any mixing ratio,
wherein the condition or disease is
psoriatic arthritis; or
psoriasis; or
chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

US Pat. No. 10,189,824

PYRIMIDINE-DIAMINE DUAL HSP90/TRAP1 INHIBITORS

Calasia Pharmaceuticals, ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,817

INHIBITORS OF BRUTON'S TYROSINE KINASE

BIOGEN MA INC., Cambridg...

1. A compound of formula A:wherein —ORLG is a suitable leaving group.

US Pat. No. 10,189,753

FOG-GENERATING DEVICE COMPRISING A REAGENT AND IGNITION MEANS

Bandit NV, Opglabbeek (B...

1. A fog-generating device comprisinga reservoir comprising a movable wall and a fog-generating material,
a heat exchanger; and
means for driving said movable wall to expel the fog-generating material from the reservoir to the heat exchanger.

US Pat. No. 10,189,730

REDUCTION OF SUBSTANCES IN CONTAMINATED FLUIDS USING A NATURALLY OCCURRING BIOLOGICAL GROWTH MEDIA

NUVODA LLC, Raleigh, NC ...

1. A system to treat a fluid including one or more substances at a first concentration, the system comprising:(a) a contactor including:
(i) at least one inlet connection to receive a first portion of the fluid including the one or more substances at the first concentration;
(ii) at least one inlet connection to receive a biological growth media;
(iii) at least one inlet connection to receive a biological sludge (biosludge) that includes a microbial growth; and
(iv) at least one outlet connection to exhaust a mixture that includes the fluid, the biological growth media, and the microbial growth;
(b) an aerator including:
(i) at least one inlet connection to receive a remaining portion of the fluid containing the one or more substances at the first concentration;
(ii) at least one inlet connection fluidly coupled to the at least one contactor outlet connection, the at least one inlet connection fluidly coupled to the at least one contactor outlet connection to receive some or all of the mixture that includes the fluid, the biological growth media and the microbial growth;
(iii) at east one inlet connection to receive an oxygen containing gas;
(iv) at least one gas dispersion system to disperse the oxygen containing gas into the mixture to aerobically stimulate the formation of biosludge that includes at least microbial growth and biological growth media through the physiological consumption of at least a portion of the one or more substances by at least a portion of the microbial growth within the aerator;
(v) at least one outlet connection to exhaust at least a portion of the fluid including some or all of the one or more substances at a second concentration, the second concentration being less than the first concentration; and
(vi) at least one outlet connection to exhaust directly to the contactor, a first portion of a biosludge blanket formed in the aerator; and
(c) a separator to apportion a remaining portion of the biosludge blanket formed in the aerator into a separated biological growth media-rich component comprising at least about 60 wt % biological growth media and a biological component, the separator including:
(i) at least one inlet connection fluidly coupled to the aerator to receive the remaining portion of the biosludge blanket exhausted by the aerator;
(ii) at least one liquid/solid separations stage to apportion the remaining portion of the biosludge blanket into a fluid-rich portion from and a biosludge-rich portion;
(iii) at least one solid/solid separations stage to apportion at least some of the biosludge-rich portion into the separated biological growth media-rich component and a microbial growth-rich biological component;
(iv) at least one discharge connection to exhaust the portion of the fluid-rich portion;
(v) at least one discharge connection to exhaust the microbial growth-rich biological component; and
(vi) at least one discharge connection to exhaust at least a portion of the separated biological growth media-rich component to the contactor.

US Pat. No. 10,189,696

BOTTLED BAG FLUID DISPENSER

Utrem Innovation, LLC, H...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,673

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR APPLYING LIQUID NUTRIENTS BETWEEN PARALLEL ROWS OF STANDING CROPS

Alig Enviromental Solutio...

1. A method of efficiently applying liquid nutrients to parallel rows of standing crops growing in a field with minimal damage to the crops, the method comprising the steps ofwinding an elongated flexible drag hose onto a power driven hose reel with the drag hose having an inlet and an outlet,
supporting the hose reel with a vehicle for axial movement of the hose reel adjacent a first end of the field and perpendicular to the rows of crops,
connecting the drag hose extending from the hose reel to an elongated substantially rigid boom having an end portion connected to a central portion of an elongated applicator connected to a tractor positioned to move between the rows of standing crops,
pulling the drag hose longitudinally directly from the hose reel with the tractor and between two of the parallel rows of crops and in alignment with the center of the tractor,
pivotally connecting the boom to the applicator with the applicator extending laterally substantially beyond opposite sides of the tractor,
connecting the drag hose to a liquid distribution line of the applicator with the distribution line having outlets located between the rows of crops,
pumping the liquid nutrients from a supply source into the inlet of the drag hose supported by the hose reel,
pulling the drag hose with the tractor directly from the hose reel between the two rows of crops with the hose reel rotating on its axis while the applicator and distribution line supply the liquid nutrients to a first group of at least six of the parallel rows of standing crops,
maintaining the drag hose between the two rows of crops while pulling the drag hose from the reel with the tractor,
turning the tractor and applicator at an opposite second end of the field while the boom and the applicator are elevated above the crops and with the boom pivoting to a continuous supply position projecting outwardly and longitudinally from an end portion of the applicator about one half the length of the applicator and to position the tractor with the applicator extending transversely to a second group of at least six of the parallel rows of crops,
returning the tractor and the applicator to the first end of the field with the boom in the continuous supply position for continuously supplying the liquid nutrients through the drag hose and distribution line to the second group of rows of crops,
maintaining the drag hose between the two rows of crops with the boom and applicator extending transversely from the tractor and with the boom in the continuous supply position projecting from the end portion of the applicator above the crops while rewinding the drag hose directly onto the hose reel,
synchronizing the rewinding of the drag hose onto the hose reel with the returning of the tractor and applicator,
moving the hose reel axially with the vehicle to a third group of at least six rows of crops, and
repeating the above steps to apply the liquid nutrients to the third group of the parallel rows of crops.

US Pat. No. 10,189,649

CONVEYING SYSTEM

Phoenix Conveyor Belt Sys...

1. A conveying system for conveying material, the conveying system comprising:a continuous conveyor belt having upper and lower strands;
a non-destructive inspection device mounted at said lower strand and being configured to inspect said continuous conveyor belt and to generate and output a result of an inspection of said conveyor belt;
an adjustable drive drum element operatively connected to said conveyor belt;
an adjustable deflection drum element operatively connected to said conveyor belt;
an adjustable stripper element mounted at said lower strand ahead of said non-destructive inspection device so as to permit removal of any residual quantities of said material before said lower strand reaches said inspection device; and,
a control unit for adjusting any one of said elements in dependence upon said result of said inspection.

US Pat. No. 10,189,633

LIGHTER HOLDER FOR CIGARETTE AND CIGAR PACKS

Altria Client Services LL...

1. A cigarette or cigar package, comprising:a container;
a film wrapped around the container; and
a lighter holder positioned inside the container, between the container and the film, or outside the film, said lighter holder comprising:
a substantially rectangular sheet comprising:
a length;
a width;
five discrete panels defined by foldable score lines, the five discrete panels including a first panel, a second panel, a third panel, a fourth panel, and a fifth panel, wherein the second panel and the fourth panel of the five panels are additionally foldable;
a first lower ledge positioned between the first panel and the third panel of the five panels and separated from the second panel of the five panels by a first aperture; and
a second lower ledge positioned between the third panel and the fifth panel of the five panels and separated from the fourth panel of the five panels by a second aperture,
wherein the rectangular sheet is folded into a flat inclusion configuration, said flat inclusion configuration comprising:
an inner wall of the lighter holder, said inner wall comprising the first and fifth panel of the five panels, wherein the first panel is overlapped and adhered to the fifth panel;
a rectangular portion comprising the inner wall and the third panel of the five panels, wherein the third panel overlaps the inner wall;
a first pair of wings extending from the rectangular portion, said first pair of wings comprising the second and fourth panels of the five panels, wherein the second and fourth panels are each folded outwards; and
a second pair of wings extending from the rectangular portion, said second pair of wings comprising the first and second lower ledges, wherein the first and second lower ledges are each folded outwards.

US Pat. No. 10,189,585

SPACE FLIGHT SIMULATOR, PLANETARIUM HAVING THE SAME, AND SPACE FLIGHT SIMULATING PROGRAM

Konica Minolta, Inc., Ch...

1. Pi space flight simulator comprising:a celestial-body-position output unit configured to output three-dimensional positions of extragalactic celestial bodies in space;
an observation-position designation unit configured to allow an operator to designate a three-dimensional position and a posture of an observer in extragalactic space;
a celestial-body-image arrangement unit configured to determine, based on the output from the celestial-body-position output unit, arrangement of an image of each extragalactic celestial body in a star field seen from the designated three-dimensional position and posture of the observer, and generate a star field image;
a cosmic-expansion selection unit configured to allow the operator to perform selection as to whether a cosmic expansion effect is taken into account;
a time designation unit configured to designate an observation time; and
a cosmic-expansion correction unit configured to correct the three-dimensional position of each extragalactic celestial body based on the cosmic expansion effect and the designated observation time, wherein
the celestial-body-image arrangement unit is configured to determine the arrangement of the image of each extragalactic celestial body based on the three-dimensional position of each extragalactic celestial body after the correction by the cosmic-expansion correction unit when the cosmic expansion effect is taken into account, or determine the arrangement of the image of each extragalactic celestial body based on the three-dimensional position of each extragalactic celestial body before the correction by the cosmic-expansion correction unit when the cosmic expansion effect is not taken into account.

US Pat. No. 10,189,544

STEPPED CAMBERED PLANING HULL

Massachusetts Institute o...

16. A planing hull for a boat, comprising:a fore-body portion;
a swept back cambered portion, wherein the swept back cambered portion extends from the fore-body portion;
a step; and
an after-body portion, and
a transom;
wherein the step vertically offsets the after-body portion from the swept back cambered portion towards an interior of the planing hull, and
wherein an external bottom surface of the swept back cambered portion has a non-linear distribution of camber; and
wherein an external bottom surface of the transom has a W-shaped cross sectional profile.

US Pat. No. 10,189,522

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR SUPPORTING TELESCOPING ELEMENTS

Nine Point Eight Inc., A...

1. A telescoping arrangement comprising:an outer tube;
a support post disposed within the outer tube and fixedly coupled thereto;
an inner tube telescopically received in the outer tube between the outer tube and the support post;
a brake carried by the support post for releasably supporting the inner tube on the support post to longitudinally fix the inner tube in a desired telescopic position relative to the outer tube;
the brake comprising at least one braking element movable between:
a braking configuration in which at least one friction surface of the at least one braking element is driven outwardly against an inner surface of the inner tube to frictionally engage the inner surface of the inner tube and resist sliding thereof along the at least one friction surface; and
a telescoping configuration in which the at least one friction surface of the at least one braking element is withdrawn, relative to the braking configuration, so as to permit sliding of the inner surface of the inner tube past the at least one friction surface; and
an actuator coupled to the at least one braking element for moving the at least one braking element between the braking configuration and the telescoping configuration;
wherein, when the at least one braking element is in the braking configuration, the at least one braking element acts between the inner tube and the support post to support the inner tube on the support post in a fixed telescopic position relative to the outer tube; and
wherein, when the at least one braking element is in the telescoping configuration, the inner tube can telescope relative to the outer tube;
wherein:
the braking element comprises a resiliently deformable annular sleeve;
the annular sleeve has an external surface forming the at least one friction surface;
in the braking configuration, the annular sleeve is pressed outwardly against the inner surface of the inner tube; and
in the telescoping configuration the annular sleeve is retracted inwardly, relative to the braking configuration;
wherein the brake comprises:
an annular brake support fitting fixedly carried by the support post
the annular sleeve surrounding and being sealed to the brake support fitting;
an annular channel being formed in an inner surface of the annular sleeve;
the annular channel cooperating with the brake support fitting to form a pressure chamber;
a piston slidably and sealingly received in a bore of the brake support fitting and movable between a braking position and a telescoping position;
a fluid reservoir being defined between the piston and the brake support fitting; and
the fluid reservoir being in fluid communication with the pressure chamber;
whereby:
moving the piston from the telescoping position to the braking position increases pressure in the fluid reservoir, with the increased pressure being transferred fluidically into the pressure chamber to press the external surface of the annular sleeve outwardly against the inner surface of the inner tube; and
moving the piston from the braking position to the telescoping position decreases pressure in the fluid reservoir, with the decreased pressure being transferred fluidically out of the pressure chamber to reduce outward pressure applied by the annular sleeve.

US Pat. No. 10,189,502

WHEEL BEAM TYPE AXLELESS VEHICLE FRAME

SHANGHAI LUNLIANG MECHANI...

1. A wheel beam type axleless vehicle frame, comprising:five sections in sequence from front to back, including a front hanging rack, a front wheel carrier, an intermediate coupling rack, a rear wheel carrier, and a rear hanging rack,
wherein every two adjacent sections amongst the front hanging rack, the front wheel carrier, the intermediate coupling rack, the rear wheel carrier and the rear hanging rack are connected in a unified and standardized connection mode;
wherein the vehicle frame is configured to be a modular combination structure;
wherein the front hanging rack, the front wheel carrier, the intermediate coupling rack, the rear wheel carrier and the rear hanging rack are independent, respectively, and are configured to be assembleable, adjustable, and interchangeable;
wherein the front wheel carrier and the rear wheel carrier are the same structure, each of which comprises two bridges, two bridge auxiliary racks, two H-shaped wheel beams, two H-shaped wheel beam bases, two H-shaped wheel beam auxiliary racks, two M-shaped wheel beams, and four M-shaped wheel beam auxiliary racks;
wherein parts for each of the front wheel carrier and the rear wheel carrier are connected integrally;
wherein a distance between bottom ends of the two bridges is greater than a distance between top ends of the two bridges, and the two bridges are formed into a trapezoidal shape;
wherein the two bridges are connected with the H-shaped wheel beams into a grid-shaped structure, thereby forming a stable integrated wheel carrier used for the installation of a wheel assembly and for supporting a vehicle body; and
wherein each side structure of the grid-shaped structure is combined with an upper portion of the M-shaped wheel beams to form a multi-point space connection that is adaptable to multiple wheel combination types and multiple vehicle models.

US Pat. No. 10,189,492

RUNNING GEAR

Jung Hebe- und Transportt...

1. A running gear for transporting a load, having a carrier plate, which extends in a plane of extent, wherein the running gear comprises:a first roller, which can rotate about a first rolling axis running parallel to the plane of extent, on an underside of the carrier plate;
a second roller, which is at a distance from the first roller and can rotate about a second rolling axis running parallel to the plane of extent, on the underside;
a third roller, which is at a distance from the first roller and the second roller and can rotate about a third rolling axis running parallel to the plane of extent, on the underside;
a shaft holder having two opposing walls and a bottom wall therebetween;
wherein the shaft holder has at least one connecting opening, each of the at least one connecting opening being positioned on one of the two opposing walls;
wherein the first roller can rotate about a first rotation axis running perpendicularly to the plane of extent on the carrier plate;
wherein the second roller can rotate about a second rotation axis running perpendicularly to the plane of extent on the carrier plate; and
wherein the third roller is arranged on the carrier plate in a rotationally fixed manner in relation to axes running perpendicularly to the plane of extent.

US Pat. No. 10,189,486

RAILCAR WITH NESTED SLIDING GATES

Trinity North American Fr...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,473

DRIVE TORQUE CONTROL METHOD AND DRIVE TORQUE CONTROL DEVICE FOR VEHICLE

Rober Bosch GmbH, Stuttg...

1. A drive torque control method for a vehicle, the method comprising:detecting or computing a wheelie amount of the vehicle;
performing drive torque control to gradually reduce drive torque that is applied to a rear wheel when the wheelie amount increases;
determining whether a front wheel of the vehicle is being lowered; and
maintaining or increasing the drive torque when the front wheel of the vehicle is being lowered, wherein an increasing or reducing amount of the drive torque is corrected by using at least one selected from a group consisting of a pitch angular speed, a pitch angle, an acceleration in an X-direction, an acceleration in a Z-direction, the drive torque, a road surface condition, a wheel speed of the front wheel or the rear wheel, the wheel acceleration of the front wheel or the rear wheel, a bank angular speed, a bank angle, a transmission gear position, a stroke amount of a suspension, and information by a ground sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,189,303

BICYCLE RIM FOR TUBELESS TIRE

HED CYCLING PRODUCTS, INC...

1. A bicycle rim assembly comprising:a bicycle rim comprising:
a center channel that is continuous from a channel first outer sidewall to a channel second outer sidewall, the channel first outer sidewall disposed to a first side of a centerline of the rim and the channel second outer sidewall disposed to a second side of the centerline of the rim, the channel having a channel diameter;
a pair of rim sidewalls disposed at the lateral peripheries of the bicycle rim;
a pair of bead seats disposed proximate to the rim sidewalls and having a bead seat diameter;
an attachable annular strip formed separately from the bicycle rim and attached to the bicycle rim along a center line of the center channel, the attachable annular strip comprising:
a set of strip sidewalls;
a center section extending between the strip sidewalls, wherein the strip sidewalls are spaced at less than a center channel width such that the strip forms a pair of bead channels in cooperation with the channel first outer sidewall and channel second outer sidewall, the bead channels positioned laterally inward of the bead seats, the pair of bead channels having a bead channel diameter that is less than the bead seat diameter, and the center section having a radially outer surface with a diameter that is greater than the bead seat diameter.

US Pat. No. 10,189,244

METHOD FOR SELECTING A FORMAT FOR A SECTION TO BE PRINTED

Hewlett-Packard Gesellsch...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,234

MACHINE AND MANUFACTURING METHOD FOR BUILDING BOARD

ONEDAY WALL AB, Orebro (...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,214

FREESPACE COMPOSITE MANUFACTURING PROCESS AND DEVICE

Composite Cluster Singapo...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,213

METHOD AND MANUFACTURING UNIT FOR PRODUCING FIBER COMPOSITE MATERIAL COMPONENTS

Broetje-Automation GmbH, ...

1. A method for producing fiber composite material components comprising the following steps:providing a manufacturing unit to apply a fiber composite material to a component mould,
wherein the manufacturing unit has a positioning device and an application tool arranged thereon,
wherein the positioning device comprises a robot which has at least four pivot axes for the application tool,
wherein the positioning device to position the application tool relative to the component mould has a plurality of drive motors, which are activatable by a control device, the plurality of drive motors comprising a drive motor associated with each of the at least four pivot axes, and
wherein the manufacturing unit has at least two height profile measuring sensors, each with a detection range directed onto the component mould;
applying a first web of the fiber composite material to the component mould;
measuring a height profile in such a way that at least a part of the applied first web is located in the detection range of one of the height profile measuring sensors; and
applying a second web of the fiber composite material to the component mould in such a way that the control device activates at least one of the drive motors depending on the measured height profile, wherein the control device is operable to activate the at least one of the drive motors based on only one of the at least two height profile measuring sensors;
wherein the first and second webs are applied in opposite application directions,
wherein the at least two height profile measuring sensors comprise a first height profile measuring sensor and a second height profile measuring sensor arranged next to one another on the application tool such that the detection range of the first height profile measuring sensor is spaced apart from the detection range of the second height profile measuring sensor during application of the first and second webs;
wherein the first height profile measuring sensor measures a height profile of a previously applied web when the application tool is traveling in a first direction;
wherein the second height measuring sensor measures a height profile of a previously applied web when the application tool is traveling in a second direction;
wherein the application tool is rotated through 180° relative to the positioning device upon a change in the application direction;
wherein at least a part of a previously applied web is located in the detection range of one of the first and second height profile measuring sensors and not in the detection range of the other of the first and second height profile measuring sensors when the application tool is traveling in each of the first and second directions; and
wherein each of the first and second height profile measuring sensors is configured as a light section sensor configured to contactlessly measure the height profile of a previously applied web using a light section method comprising projecting a light line on the previously applied web and detecting a reflection of the light line, wherein the light line projected by each of the first and second height profile measuring sensors defines the detection range of each respective height profile measuring sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,189,205

PRINTER HEAD Z-AXIS ALIGNMENT METHOD AND SYSTEM

NORTHWORKS AUTOMATION, IN...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,190

METHOD FOR PRODUCING A STRUCTURAL COMPONENT, PARTICULARLY FOR A VEHICLE BODY

THYSSENKRUPP STEEL EUROPE...

1. A method for producing a structural component for a vehicle body, the method comprising:providing a flat carrier material made of a metal and one of a thermoplastic material or a fiber-reinforced thermoplastic material to give a three-dimensional component; and
providing the carrier material with a supporting material made of a thermoplastic material, such that the carrier material and the supporting material form an integral material composite, wherein the carrier material is in the form of a multi-layer material composite, one of the layers of the multi-layer material composite consisting of metal, wherein the material composite made up of the carrier material and the supporting material is produced before the carrier material is processed to give the three-dimensional component, the layer thickness of the supporting material being at least twice the thickness of the multi-layer carrier material,
after the material composite is formed, heating the material composite before the processing in order to make processing of the thermoplastic material possible, wherein a rib structure is impressed into the supporting material simultaneously during the three-dimensional forming of the material composite, and wherein the temperature of the three-dimensional component having the rib structure is controlled.

US Pat. No. 10,189,175

CHAINSAW GUIDE BAR NOSE ASSEMBLY

Global GB Asia Ltd., Cen...

1. A chainsaw guide bar comprising a guide bar body and a nose assembly,wherein the nose assembly comprising
a pair of nose side plates used in a chainsaw guide bar, wherein at least one inside surface of each of the pair of nose side plates has one or more lubricant conveying channels; and
a sprocket and bearing assembly adapted to be clamped between the pair of nose side plates and comprising a saw chain-rotatable idler sprocket;
wherein the at least one inside surface of the pair of the nose side plates is disposed to face the sprocket and bearing assembly and is configured to provide lubricant via the one or more lubricant conveying channels to the sprocket and bearing assembly, and
the nose assembly is detachably attached to the guide bar body, the one or more lubricant conveying channels defined on at least one inside surface of the pair of nose side plates are connected with a corresponding lubricant conveying channel defined in a periphery of the guide bar body.

US Pat. No. 10,189,166

SUCTION EQUIPMENT

HARMOTEC CO., LTD., Kofu...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,141

CHAMBER COMPONENTS WITH POLISHED INTERNAL APERTURES

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC., ...

1. A chamber component, comprising:a ceramic body; and
a plurality of polished apertures in the ceramic body, wherein a roughness of the plurality of polished apertures is less than 32 ?in,
wherein the ceramic body comprises a compound that includes a combination of Y2O3, ZrO2, Er2O3, Gd2O3, and SiO2, and
wherein the at least one aperture of the plurality of apertures is polished by flowing an abrasive media through the at least one aperture, wherein the abrasive media comprises a polymer base and a plurality of abrasive particles, and wherein a viscosity of the abrasive media is between about 150,000 cP and about 750,000 cP.

US Pat. No. 10,189,121

ORGANIC ACID-OR LATENT ORGANIC ACID-FUNCTIONALIZED POLYMER-COATED METAL POWDERS FOR SOLDER PASTES

1. Solder particles having a polyalkylene polymer with latent organic acid functional groups coated on at least a portion of the surface thereof, wherein the solder particles are made from an alloy selected from the group consisting of tin/silver/copper, tin/zinc, tin/bismuth, tin/lead, and tin/indium/bismuth and wherein the solder particles have a varied size distribution of diameters of about 0.5 to about 100 um, wherein the polyalkylene is selected from the group consisting of polyethylene, polypropylene, polybutylene and mixtures thereof and wherein the latent organic acid functional group is an anhydride.

US Pat. No. 10,189,104

ROTATABLE ELECTRIC HEATING TOOL

Goodhouse Enterprise Co. ...

1. An electric heating tool comprising:a handle device including a body, a power connection member, and a sleeve, with the body including a protrusion having an inner edge, with the power connection member received in the inner edge of the protrusion and including a first electrode, a second electrode, a first extending portion, and a second extending portion, with the first electrode electrically connected to the first extending portion, with the second electrode electrically connected to the second extending portion, with the sleeve mounted around the protrusion, with the sleeve including a guiding recess located at an inner periphery thereof; and
a heating device rotatably mounted to the handle device and including a seat, a heating member, and a third electrode, with the seat including a guiding portion rotatably engaged in the guiding recess of the sleeve, with the heating member mounted to the seat, with the third electrode mounted to the seat and electrically connected to the heating member, with the third electrode slidely and electrically connected to the first electrode of the power connection member, and with the heating member slidely and electrically connected to the second electrode of the power connection member.

US Pat. No. 10,189,068

BENDING PRESS

BYSTRONIC LASER AG, Nied...

1. A bending press comprising:an upper tool;
a first tool holder configured to hold said upper tool;
a lower tool;
a second tool holder configured to hold said lower tool;
a workpiece-positioning stop movably mounted relative to said upper and lower tools;
a drive operatively connected to said workpiece-positioning stop to controllably position said workpiece-positioning stop relative to said tools;
a sensor configured to detect, respectively for each of said upper and lower tools, at least one respective tool parameter selected from the group of tool parameters consisting of tool position and tool type; and,
a controller in operative communication with said drive, said controller being in operative communication with said sensor to receive therefrom, respectively for each of said upper and lower tools, detected respective values of the at least one tool parameter, said controller having electronic circuitry and programmed instructions that control said drive to controllably position said workpiece-positioning stop relative to said upper and lower tools depending on at least one detected respective value of the at least one tool parameter respectively for each of said upper and lower tools.

US Pat. No. 10,189,027

HIGH CAPACITY SEPARATION OF METALS FROM AUTO SHREDDER RESIDUE

SA Recycling LLC, Orange...

1. A method for separating automobile shredder residue (ASR) pieces in an aquatic separator for separating the pieces over time, the method comprising:providing an aquatic separator with a container defining a lower portion with a circular cross section whose walls converge at a lower end, and an upper portion which is substantially cylindrical, the container further having an open top mouth larger than a lower outlet at the lower end and a paddle suspended across the open top mouth and depending down into an interior of the container, the paddle configured to rotate in a direction of rotation about a central axis of the container and having vanes that are spaced from an interior wall of the container and stir ASR pieces and water within the container;
introducing in an input stream a mixture of ASR pieces of varying specific gravity and water directly into the open top mouth of the container;
stirring the ASR pieces and the water in the container in a first direction of rotation about a central axis, wherein heavier pieces of specific gravity greater than that of the water tend to sink and the lighter pieces of specific gravity less than that of the water tend to rise, which separates the pieces into primarily heavier metals and primarily lighter non-metals;
injecting water into the container via at least one inlet in a side wall of the container generally parallel to the direction of rotation;
removing a majority of the heavier pieces from the container through the lower outlet of the container in a lower output stream; and
removing a majority of the lighter pieces from the container through an upper outlet in one side of the container in an upper output stream.

US Pat. No. 10,189,018

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR DISPENSING PRECISE ALIQUOTS OF LIQUID

VISTALAB TECHNOLOGIES, IN...

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

US Pat. No. 10,189,017

HONEYCOMB MONOLITH STRUCTURE

YARA INTERNATIONAL ASA, ...

1. A honeycomb monolith structure, comprising:a plurality of cell walls defining a plurality of polygonal channels, the plurality of cell walls and channels extending in parallel along a common direction from an entrance end to an outlet end of the structure in a fluid flow direction and where the channels are open in both ends, wherein a transversal cross section of a polygonal channel has a convex polygon shape, wherein at least 50% of the internal angles between two adjacent walls of the convex polygon are greater than 90 degrees and wherein a cell diameter ratio LL/LS (longest over shortest diameter) is greater than 1.5 and wherein a majority of the channels have the same flow resistance.

US Pat. No. 10,189,014

SOLID PHOSPHORIC ACID CATALYSTS

Clariant Corporation, Lo...

1. A calcined solid phosphoric acid catalyst composition comprising:one or more phosphoric acids;
one or more silicon phosphates;
optionally, one or more additional inorganic phosphates; and
optionally, a siliceous support material,
wherein the amount of phosphate in the calcined solid phosphoric acid catalyst composition is within the range of about 30 wt. % to about 85 wt. %, calculated as P2O5 on a calcined basis; and
the amount of silicon in the calcined solid phosphoric acid catalyst composition is within the range of about 15 wt. % to about 70 wt. %, calculated as SiO2on a calcined basis; and
wherein
(i) the calcined solid phosphoric acid catalyst composition includes one or more promoters each selected from the group consisting of boron, bismuth, tungsten, silver, and lanthanum, present in an amount within the range of about 0.015 wt. % to about 5 wt. %, calculated as oxide on a calcined basis;
(ii) the calcined solid phosphoric acid catalyst composition is the calcined product of a mixture comprising one or more of a silica-alumina clay, a silica fiber material and a silica-alumina fiber material, present in the mixture in an amount within the range of about 0.1 wt. % to about 15 wt. % on a calcined basis; or
(iii) the calcined solid phosphoric acid catalyst composition is the calcined product of a mixture comprising fumed silica, present in the mixture in an amount within the range of about 0.1 wt. % to about 15 wt. % on a calcined basis.

US Pat. No. 10,188,996

POWDER MIXING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF USE

Adamis Pharmaceuticals Co...

1. A powder mixing apparatus comprising:a first powder input portion comprising a first dispensing device;
a venturi tube;
a first mixing portion comprising a first powder inlet, a first gas inlet, and
a first mixing cavity;
wherein the first dispensing device comprises a first opening configured to dispense a first premixed powder through the venturi tube and into the first mixing portion;
wherein the first premixed powder comprises at least two micronized powders;
wherein the first gas inlet is configured to provide a first flow of a pressurized gas into the first mixing cavity; and
wherein the gas and the first premixed powder interact in the first mixing cavity to form a first post-mixed powder.

US Pat. No. 10,188,982

METHOD AND INDUSTRIAL PLANT FOR OBTAINING HELIUM FROM A HELIUM-CONTAINING FEED GAS

LINDE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT,...

1. A method for obtaining helium from a helium-containing feed gas, said method comprising:feeding the helium-containing feed gas to a prepurifying unit wherein undesirable components are removed from the helium-containing feed gas in a pressure swing adsorption process to obtain a prepurified feed gas;
feeding the prepurified feed gas to a membrane unit connected downstream of the prepurifying unit, said membrane unit having at least one membrane which is more permeable to helium than to at least one further component present in the prepurified feed gas, to produce a pressurized low-helium retentate stream;
feeding said pressurized low-helium retentate stream from the membrane unit to the prepurifying unit; and
displacing helium-rich gas with the aid of the pressurized low-helium retentate stream from an adsorber to be regenerated in the prepurifying unit into an already regenerated adsorber of the prepurifying unit.

US Pat. No. 10,188,976

AIR PURIFIER, METHOD FOR DETERMINING TIME TO REPLACE FILTER THEREOF, AND DEVICE AND METHOD FOR DETERMINING FILTER REPLACEMENT TIME PRESSURE DIFFERENTIAL THEREFOR

COWAY CO., LTD., Chungch...

1. An air purifier comprising:a memory storing flow rate/differential pressure correlation graphs according to respective filter usage states;
a differential pressure sensor measuring differential pressure as a pressure difference between a front end of the filter and a rear end of the filter; and
a filter replacement time management unit determining a time to replace the filter according to a result of matching a differential pressure of the filter measured by a differential pressure sensor in every preset period and a flow rate of air introduced to the filter at the time of measuring the differential pressure to the flow rate/differential pressure correlation graph according to each usage state;
wherein the memory stores flow rate/differential pressure correlation graphs regarding a plurality of filters, identifies a filter having a graph matched to an initial differential pressure measured by the differential pressure sensor at an initial installation stage and a flow rate of air introduced to the filter at the time of measuring the initial differential pressure on the basis of a flow rate/differential pressure graph of an initial usage stage regarding a plurality of filters, selects a flow rate/differential pressure correlation graph of a replacement time state of the identified filter, and use the selected graph in determining a time to replace the filter.

US Pat. No. 10,188,961

ASSEMBLY UNIT FOR TOY ASSEMBLY BLOCK

CREAMO INC., Seoul (KR)

3. An assembly unit for a toy assembly block, the assembly unit comprising:a side plate having a plate shape and including a first coupling member on a first side, a second coupling member on a second side, and a third coupling member on each of a third side and a fourth side;
a top plate having a plate shape and including a fourth coupling member on each side and a top stud on a top surface; and
a bottom plate having a plate shape and including a fifth coupling member on each side and a bottom stud on a bottom surface, wherein
the first coupling member of the side plate is configured to be engaged with the second coupling member of a neighboring side plate of a same type as the side plate,
the fourth coupling member of the top plate is configured to be engaged with the third coupling member of the side plate,
the fifth coupling member of the bottom plate is configured to be engaged with the third coupling member of the side plate,
the third coupling member includes a pillar extending from the side plate and a hook formed at an end of the pillar,
each of the fourth coupling member and the fifth coupling member includes a hole,
when the fourth coupling member of the top plate is engaged with the third coupling member of the side plate, the hook of the third coupling member is inserted into the hole of the fourth coupling member, and
when the fifth coupling member of the bottom plate is engaged with the third coupling member of the side plate, the hook of the third coupling member is inserted into the hole of the fifth coupling member.

US Pat. No. 10,188,956

ASSEMBLY-TYPE EVOLUTIONARY GAME SYSTEM

ORGANIC CONSTRUCTION SYST...

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

US Pat. No. 10,188,934

ICE SKATE AND RUNNER THEREFOR

SPORT MASKA INC., Montre...

1. An ice skate comprising:a boot adapted for receiving therein a foot of a wearer of the skate;
a holder mounted to a sole of the boot and having at least one attachment point thereon; and
a runner mounted to the holder and secured in place thereon via the at least one attachment point, the runner being entirely metal and extending a length along a longitudinal axis between a front end and an opposed rear end of the runner, the runner having a height extending between an ice-contacting portion for engaging an ice surface and an opposed upper portion of the runner, opposed outer and inner side surfaces of the runner defining a datum runner thickness extending therebetween, and one or more regions of reduced thickness in the runner that are recessed inwardly from at least one of the outer and inner side surfaces thereof, the one or more regions having a local thickness less than the datum runner thickness, at least one of the one or more regions of reduced thickness having a closed periphery being entirely surrounded by regions having a thickness greater than the local thickness.

US Pat. No. 10,188,904

SWITCHABLE INTELLIGENT FITNESS HANDLE AND INTELLIGENT FITNESS SET INCLUDING THE SAME

EGGPLANT TECHNOLOGIES, G...

1. A switchable intelligent fitness handle, wherein a processor, a movement posture sensor and a touch sensor are built in the handle;the movement posture sensor and the touch sensor are connected respectively to the processor;
one end of the handle is closed; a bayonet is arranged at the other end of the handle;
the bayonet is switchable and hot-pluggable, configured to connect respectively to a plurality of handheld fitness equipments;
a pin connector matched with the bayonet is arranged in each of the plurality of handheld fitness equipments;
when the handle is connected to one of the plurality of handheld fitness equipments, the processor receives an equipment identification number transmitted by the handheld fitness equipment through the pin connector, collects movement information of the corresponding handheld fitness equipment based on the received equipment identification number, and uploads the movement information to a mobile terminal or a cloud server.

US Pat. No. 10,188,897

SLIDE HANDLE

JMC Engineering, LLC, Sa...

1. An exercise handle comprising:an elongated handle body having a top head, a bottom head, and a central bore extending along a longitudinal axis;
a top pulley coupled to the top head, the top pulley being rotatable around a top axis that is substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal axis;
a bottom pulley coupled to the bottom head, the bottom pulley being rotatable around a bottom axis that is substantially perpendicular to the longitudinal axis;
at least one secondary pulley associated with at least one of the top pulley and the bottom pulley;
a cord disposed on a circumferential surface of the top pulley, the cord passing through the central bore and being disposed on a circumferential surface of the bottom pulley, such that when the handle body is moved, the top and bottom pulleys rotate to allow the cord to move through the central bore.

US Pat. No. 10,188,884

STRUCTURALLY-INSTALLED ACCESS DEVICE FOR ACCEPTING CONNECTION BY A FIRE HOSE NOZZLE TO INTRODUCE FIREFIGHTING FLUID INTO AN ENCLOSED SPACE OF A STRUCTURE

GUARDIAN INVESTIGATION GR...

1. A nozzle access device configured to be installed in a structural element defining, at least in part, an enclosed space, the nozzle access device being configured to accept connection by a fire hose nozzle to introduce firefighting fluid into the enclosed space, the nozzle access device comprising:a housing configured to be inserted in a hole formed in the structural element, the housing comprising:
a first face surrounded by a first flange and having an opening in a central portion thereof, the opening being surrounded by a cylindrical socket extending from the first face in a first direction,
a cylindrical body portion extending from the first face in the first direction, and
a second face surrounded by a second flange and having an opening in a central portion thereof, the second flange being configured to attach to an end of the cylindrical body portion distal from the first face so that the first face, the second face, and the cylindrical body portion define an interior of the housing; and
a movable nozzle connector disposed within the interior of the housing, the nozzle connector having:
a tapered female connection portion having a seal and positioned to receive and surround an inserted fire hose nozzle in a locking connection, and
a cylindrical nozzle stop portion extending from the connection portion, the cylindrical nozzle stop portion being movably coupled within an interior of the cylindrical socket of the first face; and
a viewer panel attached to the first face of the housing and covering the opening in the first face, the viewer panel having a lens configured to provide a view of an exterior space on an exterior side of the structural element from within the enclosed space.

US Pat. No. 10,188,882

COMPONENT FOR FITTING TO A SAFETY HARNESS

Marco Einhaus, Wessling ...

1. A component for being attachable to a safety harness for a human user for at least partially keeping free the femoral vein of the user, the component comprising:a carrier structure;
two leg harness pads attached to the carrier structure with such a distance to each other, that a leg harness pad-free portion of the carrier structure, which remains between the leg harness pads is configured to keep a femoral vein of the user at least partially free, in a state of the component attached to the safety harness, when the user has put on the safety harness; and
a detachable fixing mechanism which is attached or attachable to the carrier structure, for detachably fixing the component to the safety harness,
wherein the leg harness pads are formed wedge-shaped, such that respective front faces of the wedge-shaped leg harness pads are facing each other with the leg harness pad-free portion in between.

US Pat. No. 10,188,745

BINDING PROTEIN DRUG CONJUGATES COMPRISING ANTHRACYCLINE DERIVATIVES

NBE-THERAPEUTICS AG, Bas...

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

US Pat. No. 10,188,623

ENHANCED BIOAVAILABILITY OF POLYUNSATURATED FATTY ACIDS

Patheon Signals Inc., Hi...

1. An oral pharmaceutical composition comprising an enteric soft capsule shell comprising gelatin and an enteric polymerwherein a weight ratio of the enteric polymer and gelatin is 1:2.6; and
wherein the shell encapsulates a matrix fill comprising at least 94% by weight eicosapentaenoic free fatty acid (EPA) and less than 1% by weight docosahexaenoic acid (DHA).

US Pat. No. 10,188,575

CERVICAL ORTHOTIC DEVICE

Core Products Internation...

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

US Pat. No. 10,188,548

ARTIFICIAL HYPOTHALAMUS FOR BODY TEMPERATURE REGULATION

National Guard Health Aff...

1. An artificial hypothalamus system comprising:a plurality of sensors;
a thermal management system configured to apply optimal temperature regulation via one or more of a fan and a temperature adjustment mechanism; and
a control system, communicably coupled to the plurality of sensors, and the thermal management system, wherein circuitry of the control system is configured to
determine if sensor data from the plurality of sensors is in a predetermined normal range,
convert the sensor data to fuzzy values when the sensor data is not in the predetermined normal range,
combine one or more related consequents of the predetermined fuzzy rules, wherein the consequent is determined based on the evaluation of an antecedent,
evaluate the combined consequents to determine a centroid value using a centroid method, and
transmit the centroid value to the thermal management system to activate the thermal management system to a predetermined activation level based on the centroid value.

US Pat. No. 10,188,543

FOLDING MENSTRUAL CUP

Guangzhou Tianyuan Silico...

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

US Pat. No. 10,188,517

INVERSION DELIVERY DEVICE AND METHOD FOR A PROSTHESIS

HLT, Inc., Maple Grove, ...

1. A method for inverting an invertible device comprising:advancing a first predetermined length of an invertible device distally from a delivery catheter, thereby establishing a target position;
limiting movement of said first predetermined length of said invertible device, thereby keeping said first predetermined length at said target position; and,
distally advancing a second predetermined length of said invertible device from said catheter so as to invert said second predetermined length into said first predetermined length.

US Pat. No. 10,188,497

IMPLANT CONVEYING DEVICE AND IMPLANTED MEDICAL INSTRUMENT

Lifetech Scientific (Shen...

1. An assembly, comprising:an implant for occluding a defect, the implant having a meshed body defining a through hole; and
an implant conveying device for delivering the implant to a treatment location, wherein the conveying device comprises a pusher, a control component, a connecting wire and a control wire;
the pusher, of which one end is connected to the control component, comprising a tube cavity and a lock hole communicated with the tube cavity;
one end of the control wire is connected to the control component, and the other end thereof is capable of being driven by the control component to be movably accommodated in the tube cavity of the pusher;
one end of the connecting wire is connected to the pusher or to the control component, and the other end thereof has a ring that extends through the through hole of the meshed body of the implant and then entering the lock hole; and
the control wire is capable of being driven by the control component to pass through the ring of the connecting wire to connect the implant with the conveying device, and the control wire is also capable of being driven by the control component to be disengaged from the ring of the connecting wire to release the implant so as to deliver the implant to the treatment location, wherein the conveying device is separated from the implant after the control wire is disengaged from the ring and the connecting wire is removed from the treatment location.

US Pat. No. 10,188,493

SURGICAL MESH WITH DIMENSIONALLY STABILIZED PORE

Atex Technologies, Inc., ...

1. A method of stabilizing a pore within a mesh fabric comprising the steps of:providing a mesh knit fabric made of a plurality of thermoplastic polymer yarns, the fabric having a first pore, the first pore having a first perimeter;
providing a frame comprising pins;
placing at least a portion of the fabric surrounding the first pore over the pins of the frame, whereby the portion of the fabric is temporarily held taut to define a taut fabric portion;
providing a support having an outer perimeter comprising a shape and having a tapered section;
inserting the support into the first pore so that the first pore perimeter is in contact with the outer perimeter of the support; and
placing the taut fabric portion and the support in an oven for a predetermined time at a predetermined temperature, whereby the first pore perimeter assumes the shape of the outer perimeter of the support.

US Pat. No. 10,188,359

INTRA-ORAL SENSOR, CRADLE, AND INTRA-ORAL SENSING SYSTEM

Rayence Co., Ltd., Gyeon...

1. An intra-oral sensing system, comprising:an intra-oral sensor including a data connector transmitting projection data and a charging connector receiving electric power for charging; and
a cradle providing a mounting space to mount the intra-oral sensor therein, the cradle including: a data receiving terminal configured to transmit the projection data, a charging terminal configured to supply the electric power, and a sterilizer sterilizing the intra-oral sensor wherein the data receiving terminal is connected to the data connector and the charging terminal is connected to the charging connector while the intra-oral sensor is in the mounting space.

US Pat. No. 10,188,354

PATIENT STATUS NOTIFICATION DEVICE, NOTIFICATION METHOD IN PATIENT STATUS NOTIFICATION DEVICE AND PROGRAM

PARAMOUNT BED CO., LTD., ...

1. A system for monitoring patient status, comprising:at least one sensor that automatically and continuously acquires biological data from a patient;
a plurality of destination terminal devices; and
a controller configured to:
continuously receive biological data from the at least one sensor;
compare currently received biological data with one or more threshold values;
trigger a first alarm message at a first destination terminal device if the currently received biological data is determined to be outside of a first range based on the comparison with the one or more threshold values;
trigger a second alarm message at a second destination terminal device if the currently received biological data is determined to be outside of a second range based on the comparison with the one or more threshold values;
wherein the second range includes the first range, and the first destination terminal device is different from the second destination terminal device,
wherein the one or more threshold values compared with the received biological data are selected based on an associated patient identifier, a type of the currently received biological data and a notice setting in an alarm notice level table.

US Pat. No. 10,188,323

SYSTEMS, APPARATUS, AND METHODS FOR USING EYEWEAR, OR OTHER WEARABLE ITEM, TO CONFIRM THE IDENTITY OF AN INDIVIDUAL

Vision Service Plan, Ran...

1. A method of providing a particular individual with access to a computer system or computer program, the method comprising:a. receiving at least one wireless signal from a pair of computerized eyewear, the at least one wireless signal comprising a unique identifier associated with the particular individual;
b. at least partially in response to receiving the at least one wireless signal, comparing the unique identifier with a stored identifier for the particular individual; and
c. at least partially in response to determining that the unique identifier at least partially matches the stored identifier, providing the particular individual with access to the computer system or computer program.

US Pat. No. 10,188,299

SYSTEM CONFIGURED FOR MEASURING PHYSIOLOGICAL PARAMETERS

Omni Medsci, Inc., Ann A...

1. A system comprising:a light source comprising a plurality of light emitting diodes, each of the light emitting diodes configured to generate an output optical beam having one or more optical wavelengths, wherein at least a portion of the one or more optical wavelengths is a near-infrared wavelength between 700 nanometers and 2500 nanometers;
a lens positioned to receive at least a portion of at least one of the output optical beams and to deliver a lens output beam to tissue;
a detection system located to receive at least a portion of the lens output beam reflected from the tissue and configured to generate an output signal based on the received portion of the lens output beam reflected from the tissue, the output signal having a signal-to-noise ratio, wherein the detection system is further configured to be synchronized to the light source;
a personal device comprising a wireless receiver, a wireless transmitter, a display, a microphone, a speaker, one or more buttons or knobs, a microprocessor, and a touch screen, the personal device configured to receive and process at least a portion of the output signal, wherein the personal device is configured to store and display the processed output signal, and wherein at least a portion of the processed output signal is configured to be transmitted over a wireless transmission link; and
a remote device configured to receive over the wireless transmission link an output status comprising the at least a portion of the processed output signal, to process the received output status to generate processed data, and to store the processed data;
wherein the output signal is indicative of one or more physiological parameters, and the remote device is configured to store a history of at least a portion of the one or more physiological parameters over a specified period of time;
the light source configured to improve the signal-to-noise ratio of the output signal by increasing light intensity relative to an initial light intensity from at least one of the plurality of light emitting diodes and by increasing pulse rate relative to an initial pulse rate of at least one of the plurality of light emitting diodes;
wherein the detection system includes a plurality of spatially separated detectors, wherein at least one analog to digital converter is coupled to at least one of the spatially separated detectors and is configured to generate at least two data signals, and the system is configured to further improve the signal-to-noise ratio by differencing two of the at least two data signals; and
wherein the detection system further comprises one or more spectral filters positioned in front of at least some of the plurality of spatially separated detectors.

US Pat. No. 10,188,243

ADAPTER FOR RECESSED PAPER PRODUCT DISPENSERS

Solaris Paper, Inc., Alp...

1. An adapter assembly for a recessed dispenser having a cavity, wherein the cavity comprises first and second opposing sidewalls, respectively, the adapter assembly comprising:right and left vertical walls sized and dimensioned to fit within the first and second opposing sidewalls of the cavity;
a fastener for removably coupling at least one of the right and left vertical walls of the adapter assembly to at least one of the first and second opposing sidewalls of the cavity, respectively;
first and second parallel arms fixedly attached to the right and left vertical walls, respectively, and extending outwardly from the right and left vertical walls to a first and second distance, respectively;
first and second receivers removably coupled to the first and second parallel arms, respectively, wherein the first and second receivers are disposed within the first and second distance, respectively;
wherein the first and second receivers have first and second cups, respectively, for receiving first and second ends of a spindle; and
wherein the first and second cups are disposed within the first and second distance, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,188,239

GRILLING TOOL

Holton Products LLC, For...

1. A tool, comprising:tongs having arms, a handle on each of the arms, and a hinge that pivotally connects the arms to each other, the arms are configured to be moved between a closed position wherein distal ends of the arms are in proximity to each other, an open position wherein the distal ends of the arms are spaced apart from each other, and one of the arms is larger than the other of the arms such that the tongs are not symmetric;
a flashlight mounted to an interior of the tongs inside a cavity in one of the handles, the flashlight having an electrical switch that is configured to be accessed from an exterior of the tongs via an aperture in the one of the handles and actuated between on and off positions, the electrical switch is positioned and configured to be actuated by a thumb of a user when the tongs are held in one hand by the user, and the flashlight comprises a body with a body axis, a head at a distal end of the body, and the head comprises a head axis that is not co-axial with the body axis; and
the tool comprises a spring clip opposite the electrical switch, the flashlight has an installed position wherein the flashlight is secured to the tool, the spring clip is releasably coupled to one of the flashlight or the one of the handles such that the spring clip is captured in an aperture of the flashlight or an aperture in an interior of the one of the handles, the flashlight also comprises a released position wherein the spring clip is configured to be actuated such that the flashlight is slidably removable from the tool.

US Pat. No. 10,188,207

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR SIMULTANEOUSLY TESTING A PLURALITY OF MOBILE DEVICES

Communications Test Desig...

1. An apparatus for simultaneously testing a plurality of mobile devices, comprising:a plurality of retention devices;
a frame housing a plurality of device cabinets receiving the plurality of retention devices and a plurality of test cabinets containing a plurality of test computers corresponding with the plurality of device cabinets, each test computer having a processor and a non-transitory computer readable storage medium storing a plurality of test mobile device applications;
a plurality of mobile devices, each positioned in one of the plurality of retention devices and electrically connected to one of the plurality of test computers and receiving one of the plurality of testing mobile device applications;
a user computer electrically connected to the plurality of test computers and receiving test results of the plurality of mobile devices from one of the plurality of test mobile device applications; and
a plurality of monitors corresponding to the plurality of device cabinets.

US Pat. No. 10,188,188

HEADBAND WITH A 360-DEGREE ELASTIC OUTSIDE PORTION JOINED WITH A 360-DEGREE VELVET INSIDE LINING

Sparkly Soul, Inc., West...

1. A 360 degree headband consisting of:an outer layer, the outer layer formed of a single piece of material formed in a loop, a first end of the single piece of material being connected to a second end of the single piece of material at a seam, wherein the entire loop of the outer layer exhibits a uniform elasticity, and wherein the entire loop of the outer layer has a uniform width; and
an inner layer consisting of a piece of velvet material attached to the outer layer la stitching, wherein the inner layer exhibits elasticity, wherein a long axis of the piece of velvet material is aligned with a long axis of the single piece of material of the outer layer,
wherein the entire 360 degrees of the headband exhibits elasticity.
US Pat. No. 10,190,182

METHODS FOR ENZYME MEDIATED POLYPEPTIDE CONJUGATION

HOFFMANN LA-ROCHE INC., ...

1. A method for producing an enzymatic conjugation product of two polypeptides comprising the following stepsincubating
i) a first polypeptide comprising the amino acid sequence LPXTG (SEQ ID NO: 20, wherein X can be any amino acid residue),
ii) a second polypeptide that comprises i) an alaninyl compound at its N-terminus, or ii) an oligo-alanine Am (m =2 (SEQ ID NO: 26), or 3 (SEQ ID NO: 27), or 4 (SEQ ID NO: 28), or 5 (SEQ ID NO: 29)), or iii) a cysteine amino acid residue followed by one to three alanine amino acid residues at its N-terminus,
iii) a third polypeptide with sortase activity which is derived from Staphylococcus aureus Sortase A, and
recovering the conjugate from the reaction mixture and thereby producing the enzymatic conjugation product of two polypeptides.
US Pat. No. 10,188,661

TOPICAL DOSAGE REGIMEN

Topokine Therapeutics, In...

1. A method for locally reducing body fat in a subject in need thereof, the method comprising the steps of: administering a composition comprising latanoprost to the skin surface; and removing the composition or residue thereof from the skin surface between about 4 hours and about 12 hours, inclusive, after said administering;wherein more than about 60 percent of the 24-hour flux of latanoprost or an active metabolite thereof occurs within 4 to 12 hours, inclusive, after the step of administering, and wherein the step of removing is after more than about 60 percent of the 24-hour flux has occurred.
US Pat. No. 10,188,670

COMPOSITION

Phosphagenics Limited, V...

1. A method for reducing somatic cell count in a lactating subject comprising administering a formulation to the lactating subject, wherein the formulation comprises a non-neutralised tocol phosphate, a vitamin A compound, and a hydrophobic delivery vehicle,wherein the non-neutralised tocol phosphate is a combination of a non-neutralised mono-(tocopheryl) phosphate and a non-neutralised di-(tocopheryl) phosphate.
US Pat. No. 10,188,693

METHODS FOR TREATMENT OF ATHEROSCLEROSIS

Stealth Biotherapeutics C...

1. A method for delaying onset, ameliorating or eliminating statin side effects in a subject in need thereof, the method comprising administering an effective amount of a peptide D-Arg-2?6?-Dmt-Lys-Phe-NH2 or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein the peptide is chemically linked to the statin, wherein the statin side effect comprises one or more of rhabdomyolysis, kidney failure, diabetes, memory loss, and decreased coenzyme Q10 levels.
US Pat. No. 10,188,697

GLYCOPEPTIDE COMPOSITIONS

XELLIA PHARMACEUTICALS AP...

1. A pharmaceutical composition comprising a glycopeptide antibiotic; an excipient selected from N-acetyl-D-Alanine and N-acetyl-Glycine; and an amino acid.
US Pat. No. 10,188,705

DOSE ESCALATION ENZYME REPLACEMENT THERAPY FOR TREATING ACID SPHINGOMYELINASE DEFICIENCY

Icahn School of Medicine ...

1. A method for treating an acid sphingomyelinase deficiency (ASMD), comprising:a. administering to a human subject in need thereof one or more initial doses of 0.1 mg/kg recombinant human acid sphingomyelinase (rhASM); and
b. administering sequentially escalating higher doses of rhASM to the human subject if the subject does not manifest one or more moderate or severe adverse events, wherein the higher doses are from 0.1 mg/kg to 1.0 mg/kg higher than the previous dose.
US Pat. No. 10,189,757

CHROMIA BASED FLUORINATION CATALYST

Mexichem Amanco Holding S...

1. A chromia-based fluorination catalyst consisting of:amorphous chromia;
zinc oxide in a total amount of zinc of from 0.5 to 25% by weight of the catalyst; and
crystalline chromium oxide in a total amount of from 0.1 to 2.5% by weight of the catalyst;
which catalyst is supported or unsupported.
US Pat. No. 10,190,014

SURFACE-TREATING AGENT FOR VULCANIZED RUBBER

NOK Corporation, Tokyo (...

1. A surface-treating agent for vulcanized rubber wherein the surface-treating agent comprises, based on 100 parts by weight, as solid matters, of isocyanate group-containing 1,2-polybutadiene, an organic solvent solution containing 10 to 160 parts by weight of fluororesin particles and 2.5 to 20 parts by weight of a perfluoroalkyl group-containing oligomer-based, fluorine-containing surfactant as a dispersant, and further comprises, based on 100 parts by weight, as solid matters, of the isocyanate group-containing 1,2-polybutadiene, 100 parts by weight or less, as solid matters, of a composition solution of an OH group-containing fluororesin composition having the following formulation:[I] a copolymer of
(A) a perfluoroalkylalkyl (meth)acrylate and
(B) a hydroxyl group-containing (meth)acrylate,
[II] a polymer of an acrylic acid alkyl ester,
[III] a polymer of a fluorinated olefin, and
[IV] a curing agent; and/or
60 parts by weight or less of silicone oil having a viscosity of 8,000 cs or more.
US Pat. No. 10,190,039

SYNTHETIC ACID COMPOSITIONS ALTERNATIVES TO CONVENTIONAL ACIDS IN THE OIL AND GAS INDUSTRY

FLUID ENERGY GROUP LTD., ...

1. A synthetic acid composition for use in oil industry activities, said composition comprising:urea and hydrogen chloride in a molar ratio of not less than 0.1:1; and
a metal iodide or iodate.
US Pat. No. 10,190,091

METHODS OF CELL SEPARATION

CELLS 4 LIFE GROUP LLP, ...

1. A method for separating cells, said method comprising:(a) contacting a blood cell-containing sample containing erythrocyte blood cells with:
(i) a macromolecular erythrocyte sedimentation enhancer, and
(ii) dimethyl sulphoxide (DMSO), dimethylglycine (DMG) and/or valine;
(b) allowing said sample to partition into a sedimented phase and a supernatant phase; and
(c) recovering non-erythrocyte blood cells from said supernatant phase;
wherein in step (a), when the sample is contacted with components (i) and (ii), the resulting mixture comprises component (i) at a concentration of 0.01 to 10% w/v, and component (ii) at a concentration of 0.01 to 10% w/v.
US Pat. No. 10,188,063

LACTUCA SATIVA CULTIVAR FRAZIER

Proscreen Ag Technology, ...

1. A seed of lettuce cultivar designated FRAZIER, wherein a representative sample of seed of said cultivar was deposited under ATCC Accession No. PTA-125178.
US Pat. No. 10,188,619

SOLID SOLUTION COMPOSITIONS AND USE IN CHRONIC INFLAMMATION

Infirst Healthcare Limite...

1. A solid solution pharmaceutical composition comprising:a) one or more acetic acid derived non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) in an amount of about 1% to about 30% by weight of the pharmaceutical composition;
b) one or more pharmaceutically-acceptable hard fats comprising one or more glycerolipids, one or more pharmaceutically-acceptable hard fats in an amount of at least 30% by weight of the pharmaceutical composition;
c) one or more pharmaceutically-acceptable liquid lipids comprising one or more monoglycerides, the one or more pharmaceutically-acceptable liquid lipids in an amount of at least 25% by weight of the pharmaceutical composition, and
d) one or more stability agents in an amount of about 5% to about 18% by weight of the pharmaceutical composition
wherein the solid solution pharmaceutical composition is formulated to have a melting point temperature of about 25° C. or higher.
US Pat. No. 10,188,876

LOCALLY INJECTABLE DOSIMETRIC ORGAN SPACER

DOSEVUE NV, Mol (BE)

1. A system for measuring a dose of ionizing irradiation received by a pre-determined body part during a radiotherapy treatment, the system comprising:a) a viscous or semi-solid radiation sensitive filler adapted for being injected between said predetermined body part and a tissue to be protected from radiation, wherein the radiation sensitive filler is adapted for undergoing a measurable physical and/or chemical change under the influence of ionizing irradiation and for substantially preserving, during said radiotherapy treatment, its initial morphology in order to minimize dose to the tissue to be protected from radiation, the initial morphology being determined by the shape and volume of said radiation sensitive filler upon injection between said predetermined part of the body and said tissue to be protected;
b) a detector system adapted for measuring said physical and/or chemical change within the radiation sensitive filler by sending an energy wave to the radiation sensitive filler and capturing a signal emitted therefrom; and
c) a control unit adapted for processing said captured signal and calculating a dose of ionizing radiation previously or simultaneously received by each part of the volume of the radiation sensitive filler taking said signal into account.
US Pat. No. 10,190,163

SINGLE CELL NUCLEIC ACIDS FOR HIGH-THROUGHPUT STUDIES

FLUIDIGM CORPORATION, So...

1. A method of exposing cells from a population to at least two different reagents, wherein each cell is exposed to the reagents individually, or in groups of two of more, the method comprising:(a) distributing cells from the population to a plurality of capture sites in a microfluidic device so that a plurality of capture sites each comprises one or more cells;
(b) providing one or more first reagent(s) to each capture site;
(c) providing one or more second reagent(s) to each capture site, wherein the second reagent(s) is/are different from the first reagent(s) and is/are provided separately from the first reagent(s), and the one or more first reagent(s) and the one or more second reagent(s) are separately provided to each capture site after distributing the cells to the capture sites;
(d) conducting a reaction, whereby the reaction products encode an item of capture site information;
(e) recovering the reaction products; and
(f) analyzing the reaction products, wherein such analysis permits the identification of particular reaction products as having been derived from a single cell or group of cells at a particular capture site.
US Pat. No. 10,190,166

METHODS FOR IDENTIFYING DENDRITIC CELL SUBSETS, FOR DETERMINING IF A PATIENT IS DEVELOPING A REGULATORY OR AN EFFECTOR IMMUNE RESPONSE, AND FOR DETERMINING RESPONSE TO IMMUNOTHERAPY

STALLERGENES, Antony (FR...

1. A method for treating a patient suffering from allergy to an allergen and undergoing allergen immunotherapy, which method comprises:a) administering an effective amount of an allergen immunotherapy to a patient suffering from allergy to said allergen;
b) determining the level of expression, by dendritic cells, of at least STAB1, or an mRNA thereof, in a biological sample from the patient treated with allergen immunotherapy, said biological sample containing dendritic cells;
c) comparing said level of expression with that of a control and
d) based on the comparison with the control, identifying if the immune response developed by the patient is oriented either towards a tolerogenic dendritic cell response or towards an effector dendritic cell response, wherein the control either consists of (i) immature dendritic cells which have not been polarized towards tolerogenic or effector subsets, or where appropriate consists of (ii) a biological sample from the patient obtained before said patient undergoes allergen immunotherapy, said biological sample containing dendritic cells, and wherein step d) is as follows:
identifying that the patient is developing an immune response oriented towards a tolerogenic dendritic cell response when the level of expression, by dendritic cells, of at least STAB1, or an mRNA thereof, is higher than that of the control, and then proceeding with administering further rounds of the same allergen immunotherapy to the patient; and/or
identifying that the patient is developing an immune response oriented towards an effector dendritic cell response when the level of expression, by dendritic cells, of at least STAB1, or an mRNA thereof, is lower than that of the control, and then stopping the allergen immunotherapy to the patient.
US Pat. No. 10,188,630

METHODS FOR IDENTIFYING AND USING INHIBITORS OF CASEIN KINASE 1 EPSILON ISOFORM FOR INHIBITING THE GROWTH AND/OR PROLIFERATION OF MYC-DRIVEN TUMOR CELLS

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Re...

1. A method of treating a subject having a tumor comprising tumor cells of neural origin that overexpress Myc, comprising:determining that the tumor comprises tumor cells that overexpress Myc; and
then administering to the subject an amount of a composition comprising a CSNK1? inhibitor effective to inhibit the growth and/or proliferation of the tumor cells.

US Pat. No. 10,194,534

PRINTED WIRING BOARD, ELECTRONIC DEVICE, CATHETER, AND METALLIC MATERIAL

1. A printed wiring board comprising:one or more wires; and
one or more heat-generating components,
wherein the one or more wires satisfy, either partly or as a whole, at least one of the following conditions (A) to (C):
(A) the one or more wires include a rolled copper foil, either partly or as a whole,
(B) the one or more wires include, either partly or as a whole, a material having a thermal conductivity of 330 W/(m·K) or more, and
(C) the one or more wires include, either partly or as a whole, a material having an electrical conductivity of 88% IACS or more, and
wherein the one or more heat-generating components and the one or more wires are directly or indirectly connected to each other.

US Pat. No. 10,194,519

CHIP MOUNTER, ELECTRONIC CIRCUIT SUBSTRATE, AND POWER MODULE

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

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

US Pat. No. 10,194,509

LIGHTING SYSTEM CONTROLLER

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

US Pat. No. 10,194,503

COMPOSITE LIGHT SOURCE SYSTEMS AND METHODS

ABL IP Holding LLC, Atla...

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

US Pat. No. 10,194,499

LIGHTING DEVICE

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,194,496

CONTINUOUS LIGHT STRIP, SYSTEM AND METHOD

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

US Pat. No. 10,194,493

HOUSEHOLD APPLIANCE APPARATUS

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

US Pat. No. 10,194,488

ELECTRIC HEATER WITH CONNECTION WIRE

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

US Pat. No. 10,194,480

CORE SIGNALLING REDUCTION IN DUAL CONNECTIVITY

Cisco Technology, Inc., ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,194,475

TERMINAL DEVICE, BASE STATION, AND COMMUNICATIONS METHOD OF TERMINAL DEVICE AND BASE STATION

HUAWEI TECHNOLOGIES CO., ...

1. A terminal device, wherein the terminal device is a device-to-device (D2D) device, the terminal device belongs to at least one communications group, each communications group is corresponding to at least one logical channel group, and the terminal device comprises:a processor,
configured to determine identification information of each of a plurality of currently-enabled communications groups; and
configured to generate information about an amount of to-be-transmitted data, wherein the information about the amount of the to-be-transmitted data comprises the identification information of each of the currently-enabled communications groups, and a buffer status report of a logical channel group corresponding to each of the currently-enabled communications groups, and the amount of the to-be-transmitted data is an amount of data to be transmitted between the terminal device and at least one other D2D device in the currently-enabled communications groups;
a sender, configured to send the information about the amount of the to-be-transmitted data to a base station for all of the currently-enabled communications groups; and
a receiver, configured to receive information about at least one resource and sent by the base station, wherein the at least one resource is allocated by the base station for the currently-enabled communications groups, and the information about the at least one resource comprises the identification information of the currently-enabled communications groups,
wherein the sender is further configured to transmit data in all of the currently-enabled communications groups by using the at least one resource.

US Pat. No. 10,194,470

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR ESTABLISHING VIRTUAL BEARER FOR PDN CONNECTION ESTABLISHED THROUGH WI-FI LINK IN WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for generating a virtual bearer by a mobility management entity (MME) in a wireless communication system, the method comprising:obtaining context information from any one of a home subscriber server (HSS), an evolved packet data gateway (ePDG), or a trusted wireless local area network (WLAN) access network (TWAN), wherein the context information, which includes at least one of an access point name (APN), a PDN gateway (PDN GW) identity (ID), and a quality of service (QoS) parameter, is used for a packet data network (PDN) connection generated through a Wi-Fi network;
transmitting a create session request to a serving gateway (S-GW) or a PDN gateway (P-GW) when there is no PDN connection in a cellular network mapped to the PDN connection, and there is no default bearer in the cellular network, wherein the create session request includes the context information;
generating a virtual bearer in the cellular network based on the create session request; and
transmitting establishment information for the virtual bearer to a user equipment (UE), wherein an uplink/downlink (UL/DL) bearer between the UE and the P-GW, for data to be transmitted, is generated based on the establishment information.

US Pat. No. 10,194,469

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

ZTE Corporation, Shenzhe...

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

US Pat. No. 10,194,464

RANDOM ACCESS CONFIGURATION FOR MTC OPERATION

Telefonaktiebolaget LM Er...

1. A method, performed by a user equipment in a wireless network, the method comprising:receiving information indicating Random Access Channel (RACH) physical resources, said information indicating a first set of RACH physical resources for transmission of a random access preamble for random access attempts that use a first number of repetitions of the random access preamble for each random access attempt and a second set of RACH physical resources for transmission of a random access preamble for random access attempts that use a second, different, number of repetitions of the random access preamble for each random access attempt;
selecting a set of RACH physical resources corresponding to transmission of a random access preamble with the first number of repetitions; and
transmitting, for a single random access attempt, a random access preamble with the first number of random access preamble repetitions using at least the selected set of RACH physical resources, wherein the transmitted random access preamble with the first number of random access preamble repetitions is transmitted according to a frequency hopping pattern, and wherein a starting frequency location of the frequency hopping pattern is randomly selected by the user equipment.

US Pat. No. 10,194,462

TRANSMISSION OF UPLINK CONTROL INFORMATION FOR LINK-BUDGET-LIMITED DEVICES

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

1. A base station configured to perform wireless communication with a wireless device, the base station comprising:a radio; and
a processing element operatively coupled to the radio, wherein the radio and the processing element are configured to:
receive a first message comprising a first indication that a user equipment device (UE) is link budget limited, wherein the UE is link budget limited as a result of a hardware limitation of the UE;
send a first uplink grant to the UE in response to the first message, wherein the first uplink grant identifies uplink resources in a physical uplink shared channel (PUSCH) for transmission of first uplink control information;
transmit first coding rate information to the UE in response to the first message, wherein the first coding rate information identifies a first coding rate sufficient to ensure successful decoding of first uplink control information in the PUSCH, wherein the PUSCH supports channel coding with a flexible coding rate, wherein the radio and the processing element are configured to receive second uplink control information on a physical uplink control channel (PUCCH) using a defined coding rate in response to an indication that a UE is not link budget limited, wherein the PUCCH is encoded by using Zadoff-Chu sequences, wherein the first coding rate is lower than the defined coding rate; and
receive the first uplink control information from the UE, wherein the first uplink control information is received in the PUSCH, wherein the first uplink control information is channel coded by the UE, wherein the coding rate of the channel coding applied to the first uplink control information is the first coding rate identified by the first coding rate information.

US Pat. No. 10,194,461

APPARATUS, SYSTEM AND METHOD OF DYNAMIC ALLOCATION USING A GRANT FRAME

INTEL CORPORATION, Santa...

1. An apparatus comprising logic and circuitry configured to cause a first wireless communication station (STA) to:set a value of an allocation duration field to indicate whether a grant frame is for a first purpose or for a second purpose, the first purpose comprises an allocation beyond a current time period allocation for the first STA, the second purpose comprises an allocation within the current time period allocation for the first STA, the first purpose to be indicated by the value of the allocation duration field set in a range from 0 to 32767, the second purpose to be indicated by the value of the allocation duration field set to 32768; and
transmit the grant frame to a second STA during the current time period allocation for the first STA, the grant frame comprising a duration field and a dynamic allocation information (Info) field, the dynamic allocation Info field comprising the allocation duration field.

US Pat. No. 10,194,458

BLIND SCHEDULING APPARATUS AND METHOD IN A MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method for communicating at a terminal in a communication system, the method comprising:receiving, from a higher layer, information related to an uplink resource;
identifying whether there is no data to be transmitted based on the uplink resource;
identifying a type of the uplink resource; and
determining not to generate a medium access (MAC) protocol data unit (PDU) based on identifying (i) that there is no data to be transmitted and (ii) the type of the uplink resource,
wherein the type of the uplink resource comprises a first type mapped to a cell radio network temporary identifier (C-RNTI) associated with a configured uplink grant.

US Pat. No. 10,194,447

COMMUNICATION APPARATUS AND A METHOD FOR COMMUNICATION

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. An apparatus comprising:a selection unit configured to select a frequency band to which non-orthogonal multiple access is applied and at least one layer among a plurality of layers that are to be multiplexed in the frequency band for the non-orthogonal multiple access, as a band and a layer to be used for transmission to a terminal device; and
a notification unit configured to notify the terminal device of the frequency band and the at least one layer.

US Pat. No. 10,194,441

BANDWIDTH REDUCTION WITH BEAMFORMING AND DATA COMPRESSION

Nokia Solutions and Netwo...

1. A method comprising:for a given user equipment, selecting a subset of a plurality of beams based on received energies of the plurality of beams;
transmitting on a front haul link only data from the selected subset of beams; and
using the received energies of each beam of the subset of beams to compress the data prior to transmitting the compressed data on the front haul link, wherein using the received energies of each beam of the subset of beams comprises:
for each respective beam of the subset of beams, selecting from a set of pre-computed minimum gain offset values stored in a local memory, wherein each minimum gain offset value is stored with an associated energy value, one minimum gain offset value having an associated energy value that most closely corresponds with the received energy of the respective beam of the subset of beams;
compressing respective data associated with each respective beam of the subset of beams after dividing in-phase and quadrature portions of the respective data by the selected one minimum gain offset value that corresponds to the respective beam; and
sending indications of all of the selected one minimum gain offset values with the compressed data on the front haul link,
wherein the selecting of one minimum gain offset value is performed for each pair of physical resource blocks (PRBs) per beam of the subset of beams using received energy of the pair of PRBs.

US Pat. No. 10,194,427

METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR MULTIPLE USER UPLINK

Qualcomm Incorporated, S...

1. An apparatus for wireless communication comprising:an electronic hardware processor configured to generate a clear to transmit message comprising a first indication of an uplink transmission opportunity, the clear to transmit message further comprising a request for two or more stations to concurrently transmit uplink data at a specific time, the clear to transmit message further comprising a common information field including information common to all of the two or more stations, the clear to transmit message further comprising two or more individual information fields corresponding to each of the two or more stations respectively, the clear to transmit message further comprising a duration field indicating a length for a plurality of uplink data transmissions to be received from the two or more stations at the specific time, wherein the indicated length corresponds to a number of orthogonal frequency-division multiplexing symbols;
a transmitter configured to transmit the clear to transmit message to the two or more stations; and
a receiver configured to receive the plurality of uplink data transmissions at the specific time from at least two stations of the two or more stations.

US Pat. No. 10,194,418

DETERMINATION AND PRESENTATION OF CUSTOMIZED NOTIFICATIONS

Apple Inc., Cupertino, C...

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

US Pat. No. 10,194,405

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONFIGURING POWER HEADROOM INFORMATION IN MOBILE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM SUPPORTING CARRIER AGGREGATION

Samsung Electronics Co., ...

1. A method by a terminal in a mobile communication system, the method comprising:generating a medium access control protocol data unit (MAC PDU) including a header and an extended power headroom report (PHR), the header including a logical channel identifier (LCID) for identifying the extended PHR; and
transmitting the MAC PDU to a base station,
wherein the extended PHR includes one or more power headrooms (PHs) and a bitmap, the bitmap indicating whether at least one PH for at least one secondary cell is reported.

US Pat. No. 10,194,404

TRANSMISSION CONTROL APPARATUS AND TRANSMISSION CONTROL METHOD

FUJITSU LIMITED, Kawasak...

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

US Pat. No. 10,194,340

GATEWAY DEVICE FOR MACHINE-TO-MACHINE COMMUNICATION WITH DUAL CELLULAR INTERFACES

Systech Corporation, San...

1. An apparatus, comprising:a first network interface configured to communicate with a first network;
a second network interface configured to communicate with a second network;
at least one local communication interface configured to communicate with one or more client devices; and
one or more processors coupled to the first network interface, the second network interface, and the at least one local communication interface, the one or more processors configured to operate the first network interface as a primary interface and the second network interface as a hot backup interface to route communication with one or more client devices, the one or more processors being further configured to:
route communication with the one or more client devices over the primary interface while maintaining the hot backup interface actively connected to its respective network,
determine to switch communication with the one or more client devices from the primary interface, and
after determining to switch communication with the one or more client devices from the primary interface, route communication with the one or more client devices over the hot backup interface.

US Pat. No. 10,194,324

CARRIER AGGREGATION USING SHARED SPECTRUM

SPECTRUM EFFECT INC., Ki...

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

US Pat. No. 10,194,302

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR AN INTEGRATED PUBLIC SAFETY SOLUTION

NORTH EAST KING COUNTY RE...

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

US Pat. No. 10,194,291

SYSTEM FOR LOCATION BASED TRIGGERS FOR MOBILE DEVICES

Dyfan, LLC, Longview, TX...

1. A system, comprising:a building including a plurality of facilities therein each including at least one broadcast short-range communications unit having a fixed location and configured to:
generate one or more broadcast messages including an address portion and a plurality of fields including at least one field with at least one value, the one or more broadcast messages including a first identifier field with the at least one value being the same for each of at least a first subset of a plurality of the broadcast short-range communications units in the building, and a second identifier field with an other value that is different for each of at least a second subset of the plurality of the broadcast short-range communications units in the building,
broadcast, via a first wireless communications protocol, the one or more broadcast messages including the address portion, the plurality of fields, and the at least one value, for intended receipt by a plurality of mobile devices in a communication range of the at least one broadcast short-range communications unit, and
re-broadcast, via the first wireless communications protocol, the one or more broadcast messages including the address portion, the plurality of fields, and the at least one value, for intended receipt by the plurality of mobile devices in the communication range of the at least one broadcast short-range communications unit;
code configured to be executed by at least one of the plurality of mobile devices, the code, when executed, configured to:
cause display, via a display of the at least one mobile device, of an option for causing visual information to be output via the at least one mobile device,
receive an indication of a user input for the option displayed via the display of the at least one mobile device,
receive an indication of a receipt, from the at least one broadcast short-range communications unit and via the first wireless communications protocol, of the one or more broadcast messages including the address portion, the plurality of fields, and the at least one value, and
cause to be sent, from the at least one mobile device and via a second wireless communications protocol and an Internet Protocol, at least one message; and
at least one server configured to:
receive, from the at least one mobile device and via the Internet protocol, the at least one message,
in response to the receipt, from the at least one mobile device and via the Internet protocol, of the at least one message: retrieve location-relevant information, and
after the location-relevant information is retrieved, cause to be sent, from the at least one server to the at least one mobile device and via the Internet protocol, a response message including the location-relevant information;
said code, when executed, further configured to:
receive, from the at least one server and via the second wireless communications protocol and the Internet Protocol, the response message including the location-relevant information, and
after the receipt, from the at least one server and via the second wireless communications protocol, of the response message including the location-relevant information: cause to be output, via the at least one mobile device, the visual information, based on the location-relevant information and whether a threshold has been met, the visual information being based on user-specific demographic or preference information;
wherein the system is configured such that the location-relevant information includes at least one image, and the system is further configured such that, after the indication of the user input is received and after the output of the visual information is caused, subsequent output of different visual information, that is brand- or product-specific, is caused as the at least one mobile device is moved among the plurality of the facilities of the building.

US Pat. No. 10,194,230

EARPHONES WITH MOTION SENSITIVE INFLATION

VOYETRA TURTLE BEACH, INC...

18. An earphone that is applied directly to or is in contact with at least a portion of an ear of a user, comprising:an audio output element that is operable to output audio signals; and
one or more inflation elements that are operable to apply one or more positioning adjustments,
wherein:
said one or more positioning adjustments affect positioning of at least portion of said earphone relative to said at least a portion of said ear of said user;
said one or more positioning adjustments are determined based on information relating to movement of said user; and
said one or more positioning adjustments are determined to account for or counteract effects of said movement of said user on said outputting of said audio signals and/or said contact between said earphone and said at least a portion of said ear of said user.

US Pat. No. 10,194,119

WIRELESS ENVIRONMENTAL DATA CAPTURE SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MESH NETWORKING

Sensormatic Electronics, ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,194,118

APPARATUS FOR VIDEO COMMUNICATION

Huddle Room Technology S....

1. Apparatus for video communication comprising:processing circuitry configured for connection to a local processing device that executes video conferencing software and for wireless connection to a plurality of mobile devices, each comprising a display and a video camera, the processing circuitry including a processor and a storage device containing instructions that, when executed by the processor, implement:
a receiver that receives a plurality of video signals related to a plurality of participants in a video conference generated by the video cameras of the plurality of local mobile devices,
a generator, operatively connected to said receiver, that generates an output video communication stream based on said plurality of video signals received from the plurality of local mobile devices,
a transmitter that transmits the output video communication stream to said local processing device executing the video conferencing software, wherein the apparatus is configured to receive from the local processing device an output signal representing video images displayable by a display of the local processing device when executing the video conferencing software, and
a sharing device that shares with the plurality of local mobile devices the output signal representing the video images displayable by the display of the local processing device, wherein the apparatus supports simultaneous use of the video cameras of the plurality of local mobile devices and does not execute video conferencing software, and wherein the apparatus is further configured to receive from the local processing device a video signal generated by a video camera associated to the local processing device, the generator being configured to generate said output video communication stream also based on the video signal received from the local processing device.

US Pat. No. 10,194,086

IMAGE PROCESSING METHOD AND IMAGING DEVICE

Nubia Technology Co., LTD...

9. An imaging device, comprising an imaging element, a cache, a processor, a temporary storage, and a display, whereinthe imaging element is configured for continuously collecting image data;
the cache is configured for caching the image data collected by the imaging element;
the processor is configured for continuously generating images by synthesizing the image data presently collected and image date previously collected by the imaging element, and for integrated control of operation of the imaging element, the cache, the processor, the temporary storage and the display;
the temporary storage is configured for temporarily storing the continuously generated images;
the display is configured for displaying the images, wherein the imaging element adjusts a collecting speed according to storage space remaining in the cache,
wherein a synthesizing ratio for synthesizing a recently collected image by the processor is controlled according to exposure of the generated new image.

US Pat. No. 10,193,954

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PROVIDING AN APPLICATION TO A DEVICE

Comcast Cable Communicati...

1. A method comprising:determining, for a computing device, device capability information;
determining, based on the device capability information, a set of applications that is supported by the computing device;
generating, for the set of applications, a set of messages that comprises data indicating a download location for the set of applications; and
based on determining that porting, from a first account to a second account, information associated with the computing device is complete, sending, to the computing device, the set of messages.

US Pat. No. 10,193,948

SYSTEM AND PROTOCOL FOR REMOTE SUPERVISORY PARENTAL OBSERVATION, INTERACTION, AND MANAGEMENT OF MEDIA CONTENT ON DIGITAL CONTENT-DELIVERY DEVICES

PUBLIC BROADCASTING SERVI...

1. A system for facilitating parental management of media content delivery to children, comprising:a child's media interaction application executing on a child's media delivery device and configured to collect the child's media interaction data comprising the child's user interactions with media content, said media content obtained from a third-party content provider and delivered by a stand-alone media delivery application executing on the child's media delivery device;
a parent's remote media management application executing on a parent's portable electronic device and configured to monitor the child's media interaction data and further configured to let the parent issue at least one of a set of media management instructions to the child's media interaction application via secure communications;
a communications broker executing on a first network server and configured to provide the secure communications between the child's media interaction application and the parent's remote media management application, said parent's remote media management application authorized to engage in said secure communications by the parent entering a connect code provided by the communications broker; and
a media interaction analysis application executing on a second network server and configured (1) to receive the child's media interaction data from the child's media interaction application, (2) to transform the child's media interaction data into summary media interaction data, and (3) to provide the summary media interaction data to the parent's remote media management application;
wherein the child's media interaction application is further configured to transmit the child's media interaction data to the parent's remote media management application via the communications broker using the secure communications,
wherein the parent's remote media management application is further configured to issue the media management instructions to the child's media interaction application via the communications broker using the secure communications,
wherein the media interaction analysis application is further configured to receive the child's media interaction data via the communications broker; and
wherein said connect code is issued by the child's media interaction application in response to the parent initiating a connection request to the child's media interaction application from the parent's remote media management application via the communications broker, and after the communications broker supplies the connect code to the child's media interaction application for subsequent issuance to the parent's remote media management application.

US Pat. No. 10,193,939

SPI HANDLING BETWEEN UE AND P-CSCF IN AN IMS NETWORK

T-Mobile U.S.A., Inc., B...

1. At least one non-transitory computer-readable memory, storing instructions, which when executed by at least one data processing device, manages security parameters that enable a device to receive Internet Protocol Multimedia Subsystem (IMS) services via a telecommunications network, the instructions comprising:receiving a registration request for the device to receive one or more IMS services via the telecommunications network;
negotiating a first pair of security associations,
wherein the first pair of security associations include a first expiration time;
permitting access to an IMS service based at least in part on the first pair of security associations;
receiving a re-registration request for the device to receive one or more IMS services via the telecommunications network;
negotiating a second pair of security associations,
wherein the second pair of security associations include a second expiration time;
deleting the first pair of security associations; and
permitting access to the IMS service or another IMS service based at least in part on the second pair of security associations.

US Pat. No. 10,193,934

DATA COMPRESSION FOR COMMUNICATIONS SIGNALLING

Microsoft Technology Lice...

1. A method of establishing a communication event between an initiating device and a responding device, the establishing of the communication event being under the control of a remote communications controller, the method comprising implementing by the initiating device the following steps:in a pre-session establishment phase: receiving at the initiating device, from a dictionary server, a compression dictionary or a dictionary link that identifies an addressable memory location, at which a compression dictionary is held;
storing the received compression dictionary or the received dictionary link in electronic storage of the initiating device;
generating an initial session establishment request message for transmission to the remote communications controller;
applying compression to the initial session establishment request message to compress the initial session establishment request message in size based on the compression dictionary, by accessing the stored compression dictionary or by using the stored dictionary link to access the compression dictionary; and
in response to a communication event establishment instruction received at the initiating device after the dictionary or the dictionary link has been received and stored at the initiating device, establishing a session between the initiating device and the remote communications controller by the initiating device transmitting the compressed initial session establishment request message to the remote communications controller;
wherein the communication event is established between the initiating device and the responding device based on the established session between the initiating device and the remote communications controller.

US Pat. No. 10,193,906

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR DETECTING AND REMEDIATING POLYMORPHIC ATTACKS ACROSS AN ENTERPRISE

CHECKPOINT SOFTWARE TECHN...

1. A method for detecting potential malware comprising:a) 1) obtaining an attack tree representative of an attack on a network, the attack tree formed of objects;
2) analyzing the objects to determine whether each of the objects is classified as known or unknown, in accordance with predetermined criteria; and,
3) representing the unknown objects in the attack tree as generalized objects, resulting in the creation of a generalized attack tree from the obtained attack tree;
b) breaking the first generalized attack tree into subtrees including generalized objects;
c) obtaining at least one subtree including generalized objects associated with a subsequent generalized attack tree including generalized objects;
d) comparing the subtrees from the first generalized attack tree to the at least one subtree associated with the subsequent generalized attack tree, based on the generalized objects;
e) creating an updated generalized attack tree from the subtrees from the first generalized attack tree and the at least one subtree associated with the subsequent generalized attack tree;
f) obtaining the subtrees associated with updated generalized attack tree;
g) comparing the subtrees associated with the updated generalized attack tree with the at least one subtree associated with the subsequent generalized attack tree, based on the generalized objects; and,
h) creating an updated generalized attack tree from the subtrees from the previously updated generalized attack tree and the at least one subtree associated with the subsequent generalized attack tree, to detect potential malware.

US Pat. No. 10,193,850

DISCOVERING QUESTIONS, DIRECTIVES, AND REQUESTS FROM, AND PRIORITIZING REPLIES TO, A PREFERRED MESSAGE SENDER METHOD AND APPARATUS

Notion AI, Inc., Ann Arb...

1. An online method operating in an electronic mail environment that re-prioritizes electronic messages according to identifiable requests and automates responses to the electronic messages, the online method comprising:collecting, at an electronic message server, one or more electronic messages directed to a user of the email environment;
implementing a parsing circuit to detect one or more actionable message content within a content of the electronic message, wherein the one or more actionable message content includes one or more of a query and a directive from a sender of the electronic message to a recipient;
in response to detecting the one or more actionable message content:
(i) implementing an electronic message analyzer circuit that analyzes the content of the electronic message and a historical message database, wherein the electronic message analyzer circuit calculates (a) an urgency score and (b) an importance score for the electronic message based on a result of the analysis of the content of the electronic message and an estimated sender-recipient relationship score derived from historical electronic messages exchanged between the sender and the recipient of the electronic message;
(ii) automatically generating, by a timer circuit, a timer value based on an input of the urgency score and the importance score;
(iii) automatically setting, by the timer circuit, a timer for automatically generating a disposition for the electronic message, wherein the timer comprises the timer value;
upon an expiry of the timer, automatically disposing the electronic message according to one or more predetermined dispositions if a reply to the electronic message is not generated by the recipient of the electronic message.

US Pat. No. 10,193,845

PREDICTIVE ELECTRONIC MESSAGE MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS AND CONTROLLERS

The Travelers Indemnity C...

1. An electronic message processing apparatus, comprising:a transceiver device;
a processor in communication with the transceiver device; and
a computer-readable memory device in communication with the processor, the computer-readable memory device storing instructions that when executed by the processor direct the processor to:
receive data indicative of at least one rule for recognizing an interaction pattern in a plurality of interaction events;
receive data indicative of a plurality of interaction events associated with a specific user, the plurality of interaction events comprising at least one electronic message from the specific user;
determine a respective interaction type associated with each at least one electronic message from the specific user;
determine, based on (i) the data indicative of the plurality of interaction events associated with the specific user and (ii) the respective interaction type associated with each at least one electronic message from the specific user, at least one interaction outgoing message to transmit to the specific user; and
output, via the transceiver device, the at least one interaction outgoing message to a user message device associated with the specific user.

US Pat. No. 10,193,836

PHYSICAL MAIL DELIVERY VIA EMAIL

PAYPAL, INC., San Jose, ...

1. A system for delivering physical mail via email comprising:a non-transitory memory; and
one or more hardware processors coupled to the non-transitory memory and configured to read instructions from the non-transitory memory to cause the system to perform operations comprising:
receiving a physical mail item comprising recipient information;
scanning the physical mail item including the recipient information into an image file;
extracting the recipient information from the image file to determine a recipient of the physical mail item by applying an optical character recognition technique on the image file;
generating email content for the recipient by at least interpreting a code embedded in the image file;
generating an email message for the recipient, wherein the generated email message comprises the generated email content;
transmitting, over a network, the email message to a user device associated with the recipient based on an email address corresponding to the recipient before the physical mail item is delivered to the recipient;
causing an email client executed on the user device to display the email message according to a modified setting, wherein the modified setting provides that a selection of a first graphical element in the email client corresponding to deleting the email message causes the email client to transmit a discard mail signal to the system;
determining an indication for discarding the physical mail item by the recipient based on receiving the discard mail signal from the email client of the user device; and
automatically stopping delivery of the physical mail item to the recipient.

US Pat. No. 10,193,825

CAPACITY-BASED SERVER SELECTION

Avi Networks, Santa Clar...

1. A method, comprising:receiving a network request;
identifying a plurality of servers eligible to handle the network request and a determined traversal order of the plurality of servers eligible to handle the network request;
traversing at least a portion of the plurality of eligible servers in the determined traversal order to identify that a selected server of the plurality of servers eligible to handle the network request has a non-zero higher load as opposed to another server of the plurality of servers that has a lower load;
at least in part in response to the identification that the selected one of the plurality of servers has the non-zero higher load as opposed to the another server of the plurality of servers that has the lower load, determining to assign the network request to the selected server with the non-zero higher load, wherein the selected server has a load threshold that is dynamically exceedable based at least in part on a load level of a next server in the determined traversal order of the plurality of servers; and
enabling the selected server to handle the network request.

US Pat. No. 10,193,767

MULTIPLE AVAILABLE WITNESSES

EMC IP Holding Company LL...

1. A method of managing resources that are synchronized between at least two different sites, comprising:providing multiple witnesses, wherein each witness is configured to determine, in an event of a communication failure between two or more of the at least two different sites, which of the two or more different sites will accept writes for the resources during the communication failure;
one of the at least two different sites choosing a particular one of the witnesses;
the one of the at least two different sites confirming that the particular one of the witnesses is available to serve as a witness;
the one of the at least two different sites communicating with other ones of the at least two different sites to determine if the particular one of the witnesses is acceptable to the other ones of the at least two different sites; and
choosing the particular one of the witnesses in response to the particular one of the witnesses being available to serve as a witness and the particular one of the witnesses being acceptable to all of the other ones of the at least two different sites.

US Pat. No. 10,193,690

SYSTEMS AND METHODS TO SECURE DATA USING COMPUTER SYSTEM ATTRIBUTES

U.S. Bancorp, National As...

9. A computing system, comprising:a computer processor having programmed instructions to acquire values of one or more system attributes from a plurality of system attributes associated with the computing system based on a key generation policy, and transforms the values of the one or more system attributes using a transformation function based on the key generation policy to generate a cryptographic key;
an input/output port that receives a request for encrypting data for storage in a data storage device,
wherein the computer processor encrypts the received data to generate an encrypted data file using the cryptographic key and adds a decryption algorithm to the encrypted data file, and the computer processor provides the encrypted data file to a requesting device, wherein the requesting device generates the received data from the encrypted data file using the decryption algorithm contained in the encrypted file, and the generated cryptographic key.

US Pat. No. 10,193,638

WIRELESS COMMUNICATION SYSTEM VIA NANOSCALE PLASMONIC ANTENNAS

The Trustees of Boston Co...

1. A nanoscale wireless communication system comprising:an energy source; and
a device comprising:
a planar substrate;
a first plasmon generator on a surface of the planar substrate;
a second plasmon generator on the surface of the planar substrate and comprising a receiver region;
a photon-broadcast antenna on the surface of the substrate that can convert a surface plasmon generated in the first plasmon generator into a photon and broadcast the photon; and
a photon-receiver antenna on the surface of the substrate that can convert the broadcast photon received from the photon-broadcast antenna into a surface plasmon in the second plasmon generator,
the photon-broadcast antenna extending out from and in the plane of the first plasmon generator, and the photon-receiver antenna extending out from and in the plane of the surface of the receiver region of the second plasmon generator, wherein the first plasmon generator propagates a surface plasmon from a selected wavelength of surface plasmons to the photon-broadcast antenna, which then generates a symmetric charge distribution from the top to bottom surface of the photon-broadcast antenna and wherein the surface plasmon from the first plasmon generator decays into, emits and broadcasts a photon that is transmitted in-plane and in-phase through a dielectric medium to the photon-receiver antenna in the far field where the received photon excites a surface plasmon in the receiver region of the second surface plasmon generator.

US Pat. No. 10,193,616

LOW DATA VOLUME SATELLITE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM

eSAT Global, Inc., Solan...

1. A communication system, comprising:at least one terminal; and
at least one network infrastructure in wireless communication with the at least one terminal, the at least one network infrastructure having an information element which includes scheduled transmission information;
wherein the at least one terminal is configured to communicate with the at least one network infrastructure by sending a burst comprising a message at a pre-scheduled time such that the at least one network infrastructure can derive a terminal identity for the at least one terminal by comparing the time of the burst with the scheduled transmission information in the information element without having to include terminal identity information in the message.

US Pat. No. 10,193,551

MOUNTING ARRANGEMENT FOR PIEZOELECTRIC SENSOR DEVICE

AITO BV, Amsterdam (NL)

1. A piezoelectric touch switch mounting apparatus (1), comprising:an overlay (2) having a top surface and a bottom surface, said overlay configured for being disposed over a piezoelectric touch switch and further configured to bend in response to a pressure exerted on the top surface of the overlay (2);
at least one piezoelectric touch switch (18, 27, 90), each piezoelectric touch switch (18, 27, 90) comprising at least one piezoelectric sensor (13) and disposed below the bottom surface of the overlay (2), the at least one piezoelectric sensor configured so that the piezoelectric sensor (13) bends in response to a pressure exerted on the overlay (2) causing the overlay (2) to bend;
a piezoelectric touch switch (18, 27, 90) mount comprising;
a mounting bracket (4) defining at least one opening (10), the mounting bracket (4) attached proximate a first end to the bottom surface of the overlay (2) with an adhesive attachment element (3) wherein the adhesive attachment element (3) adheres to the bottom surface of the overlay (2) in such a manner that an opposite upper surface of the overlay (2) remains intact and not penetrated by the adhesive attachment element, the at least one piezoelectric touch switch (13) located in the area of the at least one opening (10);
at least one backer piece (5), disposed proximate a second end of the mounting bracket (4), said second end opposite said first end of the mounting bracket (4);
at least one squeezer (7) disposed in the at least one opening (10) between the at least one backer piece (5) and a bottom surface of the at least one piezoelectric touch switch (13); and
one or more continuously adjustable compression adjusters (6) coupled to said mounting bracket (4) and configured to operate on the backer piece (5) to compress the piezoelectric touch switch (18, 27, 90) and the at least one squeezer (7) between the overlay (2) and the backer piece (5) without penetrating the top surface of the overlay (2).

US Pat. No. 10,193,474

ELECTRIC MOTOR VEHICLE AUXILIARY UNIT AND METHOD FOR COMMUTATING A MOTOR VEHICLE AUXILIARY UNIT

PIERBURG PUMP TECHNOLOGY ...

1. An electric motor vehicle auxiliary unit comprising:an electronically commutated drive motor comprising motor coils; and
an electronic commutator arrangement configured to energize the motor coils, the electronic commutator arrangement comprising:
a control unit,
multiple power semiconductors each of which is configured to be controlled by the control unit,
a motor current path,
a motor current tap arranged in a course of the motor current path, the motor current tap being arranged so that a voltage signal proportional to a motor current IM drops at the motor current tap during a motor energization, and
a high-pass filter arranged between the motor current tap and the control unit, the high-pass filter comprising an input signal and an output signal, the input signal being the voltage signal and the output signal being a control signal for the control unit, the high-pass filter being configured so that, following an input of a peak signal, a pole reversal is triggered after a delay.

US Pat. No. 10,193,434

POWER CONVERSION DEVICE AND THREE-PHASE AC POWER SUPPLY DEVICE

Sumitomo Electric Industr...

1. A power conversion device for converting DC powers to AC powers to be supplied to a three-phase AC system, the DC powers being inputted from a first DC power supply, a second DC power supply, and a third DC power supply which are independent of each other without sharing either a positive terminal or a negative terminal, the power conversion device comprising:a first-phase conversion device configured to, based on the DC power inputted from the first DC power supply, supply the AC power to a first phase with respect to a neutral point of the three-phase AC system via a first reactor;
a second-phase conversion device configured to, based on the DC power inputted from the second DC power supply, supply the AC power to a second phase with respect to the neutral point of the three-phase AC system via a second reactor;
a third-phase conversion device configured to, based on the DC power inputted from the third DC power supply, supply the AC power to a third phase with respect to the neutral point of the three-phase AC system via a third reactor; and
a control unit configured to control the first-phase conversion device, the second-phase conversion device, and the third-phase conversion device, wherein
the first-phase conversion device, the second-phase conversion device, and the third-phase conversion device each include a step-up circuit for stepping up a DC input voltage value of the DC power, and a single-phase inverter circuit, and
for each of the first-phase conversion device, the second-phase conversion device, and the third-phase conversion device, when an absolute value of a voltage target value obtained, as an AC waveform to be outputted, by superimposing a third-order harmonic on a fundamental wave exceeds the DC input voltage value, the control unit causes the step-up circuit to perform step-up operation to generate the absolute value of the voltage target value and causes the single-phase inverter circuit to only perform necessary polarity inversion, and when the absolute value of the voltage target value is smaller than the DC input voltage value, the control unit stops the step-up operation of the step-up circuit and causes the single-phase inverter circuit to operate to generate the voltage target value, the voltage target value being set by adding a voltage appearing between both ends of each of the first reactor, the second reactor and the third reactor to a voltage value of each phase of the three-phase AC system.

US Pat. No. 10,193,388

INDUCTIVE CHARGING

POWERMAT TECHNOLOGIES LTD...

1. A method comprising:transmitting inductively, by an inductive power supply to at least one device, a poll signal;
receiving inductively, by the inductive power supply, a signal received from the at least one device in response to the poll signal;
determining whether the inductively received signal comprises a modulated data signal; and
adjusting a power of a transmission signal produced by the inductive power supply on the basis of the modulated data signal,
wherein the inductive power supply transmits inductively, on the basis of the modulated data signal, a transmission signal with a power higher, lower, or a combination thereof than the poll signal.

US Pat. No. 10,193,322

LOW-LOSS AND FAST ACTING SOLID-STATE BREAKER

Silicon Power Corporation...

1. A circuit for isolating a load from a source, the circuit comprising:at least one insulated-gate bipolar transistor (IGBT); and
at least one gate turn-off thyristor (GTO) connected in parallel with the insulated-gate bipolar transistor;
wherein when no fault condition exists, the at least one GTO is configured to be ON to couple the load to the source, and
wherein when a fault condition exists:
the at least one IGBT is configured to turn on;
the at least one GTO is configured to turn OFF after the at least one IGBT turns on; and
the at least one IGBT is configured to turn OFF a predetermined amount of time after the at least one GTO turns OFF.

US Pat. No. 10,193,307

TENSILE STRAINED SEMICONDUCTOR PHOTON EMISSION AND DETECTION DEVICES AND INTEGRATED PHOTONICS SYSTEM

Acorn Technologies, Inc.,...

1. A method, comprising:patterning and etching a germanium layer to form a germanium fin extending above a substrate region;
forming compressive stressors on side walls of the germanium fin to impart uniaxial tensile strain in the germanium fin in a direction orthogonal to a plane defined by said substrate region, said compressive stressors formed by depositing a conformal blanket layer of compressively stressed silicon nitride over the germanium fin and then etching the deposited silicon nitride from a top region of the germanium fin, thereby exposing a top surface of the germanium fin.

US Pat. No. 10,193,300

COMPACT STORAGE RING EXTREME ULTRAVIOLET FREE ELECTRON LASER

Lyncean Technologies, Inc...

1. A system for producing a high power extreme ultraviolet (EUV) beam, including:a compact electron storage ring configured for emission of free-electron laser (FEL) radiation, wherein a circumference of the compact electron storage ring is less than 60 meters;
an electron injector configured to insert an electron beam into the compact electron storage ring;
a plurality of bending magnets and a plurality of quadrupole magnets interspersed along the compact electron storage ring, wherein at least a corresponding one of the quadrupole magnets is between any two of the bending magnets along the compact electron storage ring;
a magnetic undulator configured to allow the electron beam to pass through the magnetic undulator where the electron beam is induced to microbunch and radiate coherently, wherein the magnetic undulator is a transverse gradient undulator that includes a plurality of transverse gradient undulator components and each of the transverse gradient undulator components includes a periodic structure of mechanically coupled set of magnetic components with alternating poles that create alternating transverse magnetic fields along at least a portion of a length of the transverse gradient undulator to generate at least a portion of the free-electron laser radiation when the electron beam travels along at least the portion of the length of the transverse gradient undulator, and for each of the plurality of transverse gradient undulator components, the included corresponding mechanically coupled set of magnetic components with alternating poles is uniformly tilted in a transverse direction to a path of the electron beam; and
an exit aperture configured to output a portion of the free-electron laser radiation at an extreme ultraviolet wavelength produced by an interaction of the electron beam through the magnetic undulator, wherein the output portion of the free-electron laser radiation is provided to a lithography system as a light source for the lithography system and an average power of the output portion of the free-electron laser radiation is greater than 250 W.

US Pat. No. 10,193,290

BATTERY COMPARTMENT AND ELECTRONIC CIGARETTE HAVING SAME

SHENZHEN IVPS TECHNOLOGY ...

1. A battery compartment, comprising a support, a button covering the support, and a switch button accommodated in the support;the support defining a mounting hole and at least one locating hole; the support further defining a first through hole on two lateral surfaces thereof respectively; and the switch button directly facing the mounting hole;
the battery compartment further comprising an elastic element and a revolving shaft; the elastic element having one end abutting against a surface of the button facing the support, and the other end passing through the mounting hole to abutting against the switch button;
the button being provided with at least one connector assembly; the connector assembly defining a second through hole thereon; the connector assembly being configured to be inserted into the locating hole; and the revolving shaft passing through the first through hole and the second through hole.

US Pat. No. 10,193,264

OUTLET COVER

Elbee Pty Ltd., Bondi Ju...

1. An electrical outlet cover comprising: a cover plate having an electric outlet-facing side, an outwardly-facing side, and a first engagement member; a plurality of prongs extending from the electric outlet-facing side of the cover plate and insertable into contact holes of an electrical outlet; and a grasping arm disposed on the outwardly-facing side of the cover plate when the grasping arm is in a closed position, and pivotably moveable between the closed position and an open, grasping position, the grasping arm having a second engagement member; wherein in the closed position, the second engagement member engages the first engagement member to prevent pivoting of the grasping arm out of the closed position; the grasping arm is resiliently deformable to a deformed state in which the first engagement member disengages from the second engagement member to allow the grasping arm to pivot to the open position; and the second engagement member is re-engageable with the first engagement member after the grasping arm has been in the open position to prevent pivoting of the grasping arm out of the closed position.

US Pat. No. 10,193,225

BEAM FORMING NETWORK FOR FEEDING SHORT WALL SLOTTED WAVEGUIDE ARRAYS

Waymo LLC, Mountain View...

1. A radar system comprising:a set of radiating waveguides located in a waveguide layer, each having a radiating waveguide input, wherein each radiating waveguide has a height and a width that are equal to that of each other radiating waveguide, wherein the set of radiating waveguides are aligned on a plane defined by a center of the width of at least one of the set of radiating waveguides and a length of the at least one of the set of radiating waveguides, and wherein each radiating waveguide is coupled to at least one radiating element located in a radiating layer; and
a beamforming network located in the waveguide layer, wherein the beamforming network comprises:
a beamforming network input;
a set of beamforming network outputs, wherein each beamforming network output is coupled to one of the radiating waveguide input; and
a cascaded set of dividers configured to split electromagnetic energy from the beamforming network input:
a first level of the cascaded set of dividers configured to split the electromagnetic energy from the beamforming network input into first-level beamforming waveguides;
a second level of the cascaded set of dividers configured to split the electromagnetic energy from each of first-level beamforming waveguides into respective second-level beamforming waveguides for each respective first-level beamforming waveguide, wherein one of the respective second-level beamforming waveguides for each respective first-level beamforming waveguide is coupled to one of the beamforming network outputs; and
a third level of the cascaded set of dividers configured to split the electromagnetic energy from one of the respective second-level beamforming waveguides for each respective first-level beamforming waveguide into respective third-level beamforming waveguides for each respective second-level beamforming waveguides, wherein each third-level beamforming waveguide is coupled to a respective one of the beamforming network outputs.

US Pat. No. 10,193,142

LITHIUM-ION BATTERY ANODE INCLUDING PRELOADED LITHIUM

CF Traverse LLC, San Fra...

1. A battery anode comprising:a substrate;
a plurality of support structures attached to the substrate;
an active layer configured to receive lithium from an electrolyte with nanoparticles interspersed within the active layer; and
an under-layer disposed between the active layer and the support structures, the under-layer including lithium;
wherein the under-layer contains active material catalyzers which are disposed in a concentration gradient in the under-layer.

US Pat. No. 10,193,136

NONAQUEOUS ELECTROLYTE SECONDARY BATTERY

AUTOMOTIVE ENERGY SUPPLY ...

1. A nonaqueous electrolyte secondary battery comprising:an electrode body;
an electrolyte solution; and
a laminate film package container housing the electrode body and the electrolyte solution, wherein
the laminate film package comprises a metal layer, a heat-seal layer, and a protective layer;
the electrode body includes a positive electrode, a negative electrode, and a separator disposed between the positive electrode and the negative electrode,
the positive electrode includes a positive electrode current collector, and a positive electrode active material layer formed on the positive electrode current collector,
the negative electrode includes a negative electrode current collector, and a negative electrode active material layer formed on the negative electrode current collector,
the positive electrode active material layer includes secondary particles of a lithium nickel cobalt manganese composite oxide,
the secondary particle includes a group of primary particles of a lithium nickel cobalt manganese composite oxide with a layered crystal structure,
the primary particle has an average cross-sectional area of 0.80 ?m2 or greater and 1.20 ?m2 or less,
the layered crystal structure has a lattice constant “c” of 14.240 ? or less, and
the lithium nickel cobalt manganese composite oxide is represented by the following Formula (1):
Li1-xNiaCobMncO2   (1)
wherein “x” satisfies 0?x?1, “a” satisfies 0.4?a?0.8, “b” satisfies 0.1?b?0.4, and “c” satisfies 0.1?c?0.5.

US Pat. No. 10,193,133

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING OF METAL OXIDE NANOPARTICLES AND METAL OXIDE NANOPARTICLES THEREBY

KOREA ADVANCED INSTITUTE ...

1. A method for preparing metal oxide nanoparticles, the method comprising:dipping a cathode and an anode, each of the cathode and the anode being a different metal, in an inorganic electrolyte solution containing a halogen salt (step 1); and
applying a DC voltage between the anode and the cathode so as to oxidize the metal of the anode, to form, on the anode, a metal oxide forming an anode surface (step 2), whereby the metal oxide formed is an oxide of the metal of the anode,
wherein the anode is formed of at least one selected from the group consisting of indium, tin, zinc, zirconium, aluminum, titanium, nickel, iron and copper, and
wherein the cathode is formed of platinum.

US Pat. No. 10,193,034

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE, ILLUMINATING DEVICE, AND METHOD OF PRODUCING A SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

OSRAM Opto Semiconductors...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:a semiconductor chip comprising an active region provided to generate radiation;
a radiation exit face extending parallel to a main plane of extension of the active region;
a molding directly adjoining at least one side face of the semiconductor chip and at least one back of the semiconductor chip remote from the radiation exit face;
and
a spacer projecting beyond the radiation exit face in a vertical direction extending perpendicular to the radiation exit face,
wherein the spacer and the active region are arranged side by side and without overlap when viewed in a plan view onto the radiation exit face.

US Pat. No. 10,192,953

METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING SILICON CARBIDE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE AND SILICON CARBIDE SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

Sumitomo Electric Industr...

1. A silicon carbide semiconductor device comprising:a silicon carbide substrate having a first main surface and a second main surface located on a side opposite to said first main surface;
an epitaxial layer formed on said first main surface, said epitaxial layer having a first conductivity type and having a third main surface located on a side opposite to a side on which said silicon carbide substrate is located;
a trench which is formed in said epitaxial layer and includes side walls intersecting with said third main surface and a bottom portion connected to said side walls; and
an embedded region, which is formed in said trench and has a second conductivity type different from said first conductivity type, said trench being filled with said embedded region;
an opening of said trench being wider than said bottom portion, and said epitaxial layer adjacent to said embedded region and said embedded region constituting a superjunction structure, said silicon carbide semiconductor device further comprising:
an impurity region formed on said embedded region and having said second conductivity type;
a first electrode provided on said impurity region; and
a second electrode in contact with said second main surface.

US Pat. No. 10,192,867

COMPLEMENTARY FETS WITH WRAP AROUND CONTACTS AND METHOD OF FORMING SAME

GLOBALFOUNDRIES INC., Gr...

1. A method of forming a stacked integrated circuit structure comprising:forming a first FET on a substrate, the first FET including at least one first gate, at least one first source and at least one first drain;
forming a spacer layer over the first source and the first drain of the first FET;
forming a second FET over the spacer layer, the second FET being vertically stacked above the first FET, the second FET including at least one second gate, at least one second source and at least one second drain, the first and second gates being vertically aligned, and at least a portion of the second source and at least a portion of the second drain being above and vertically aligned with at least a portion of the first source and at least a portion of the first drain, respectively;
forming a dielectric layer over the second FET;
forming a first lateral conductive metal region and a first vertical conductive metal region, the first lateral conductive metal region surrounding at least one of the first source and the first drain of the first FET and extending laterally outward beyond any portion of the second FET thereabove, the first vertical conductive metal region extending upwards from the first lateral conductive metal region to a top surface of the dielectric layer; and
forming a second vertical conductive metal region, the second vertical conductive metal region surrounding at least one of the second source and the second drain of the second FET and extending upwards to the top surface of the dielectric layer, the second vertical conductive metal region not intersecting the first vertical conductive metal region.

US Pat. No. 10,192,836

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

PEZY COMPUTING K.K., Tok...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:a base board that has a base board terminal surface provided with a plurality of base board terminals;
a first element that has a first element board having a first element-first principal surface and a first element-second principal surface that is a surface opposite to the first element-first principal surface, a first element signal transmitting/receiving terminal provided on the first element-first principal surface of the first element board, and a first element contactless signal transmitting/receiving unit provided on the first element-first principal surface of the first element board;
a second element that has a second element board having a second element-first principal surface and a second element-second principal surface that is a surface opposite to the second element-first principal surface, a second element signal transmitting/receiving terminal provided on the second element-first principal surface of the second element board, and a second element contactless signal transmitting/receiving unit provided on the second element-first principal surface of the second element board; and
an interposer board with an interposer board-first principal surface that has an interposer board-first contactless signal transmitting/receiving unit provided on the interposer board-first principal surface and an interposer board-second contactless signal transmitting/receiving unit provided on the interposer board-first principal surface and electrically connected to the interposer board-first contactless signal transmitting/receiving unit,
wherein the first element is disposed on the base board such that the first element-first principal surface faces the base board terminal surface and the first element signal transmitting/receiving terminal and one of the plurality of base board terminals are in contact with each other and are capable of transmitting and receiving a signal,
the second element is disposed on the base board such that the second element-first principal surface faces the base board terminal surface, and the second element signal transmitting/receiving terminal and one of the plurality of base board terminals are in contact with each other and are capable of transmitting and receiving a signal,
the interposer board is disposed to extend on the first element and the second element such that the interposer board-first principal surface faces the first element-second principal surface and the second element-second principal surface, the interposer board-first contactless signal transmitting/receiving unit is capable of contactlessly transmitting and receiving a signal to and from the first element contactless signal transmitting/receiving unit via the first element board, and the interposer board-second contactless signal transmitting/receiving unit is capable of contactlessly transmitting and receiving a signal to and from the second element contactless signal transmitting/receiving unit via the second element board,
the first element-second principal surface has a first element-second principal surface terminal facing region that is a surface opposite to a region provided with the first element signal transmitting/receiving terminal in the first element-first principal surface and a first element-second principal surface contactless signal transmitting/receiving unit facing region that is a surface opposite to a region provided with the first element contactless signal transmitting/receiving unit in the first element-first principal surface,
the second element-second principal surface has a second element-second principal surface terminal facing region that is a surface opposite to a region provided with the second element signal transmitting/receiving terminal in the second element-first principal surface and a second element-second principal surface contactless signal transmitting/receiving unit facing region to be a surface opposite to a region provided with the second element contactless signal transmitting/receiving unit in the second element-first principal surface,
the interposer board-first principal surface of the interposer board faces the first element-second principal surface contactless signal transmitting/receiving unit facing region and the second element-second principal surface contactless signal transmitting/receiving unit facing region and faces at least one of a part of the first element-second principal surface terminal facing region and a part of the second element-second principal surface terminal facing region, and
the first element board, the second element board, and the interposer board are formed of a semiconductor material, the interposer board-first principal surface of the interposer board has an exposure portion in which the semiconductor material is exposed, and the exposure portion is in contact with at least one of the part of the first element-second principal surface terminal facing region and the part of the second element-second principal surface terminal facing region.

US Pat. No. 10,192,776

MANUFACTURING METHOD OF A FLASH WAFER

SHANGHAI HUALI MICROELECT...

1. A manufacturing method of a Flash wafer, comprising the following steps of:S01: fabricating the Flash wafer containing a cell area, a logical area and a capacitance area, and performing a planarization to an upper surface of the Flash wafer, wherein each of the cell area, the logical area and the capacitance area includes a STI and an active area, the STI is located in a gap of the active area, there is a floating gate above the active area, a silicon oxide filled shallow trench is contained in the STI, and the upper surfaces of the planarized silicon oxide filled shallow trench and floating gate are located on the same plane;
S02: adjusting the height of the silicon oxide filled shallow trench in the logical area and the capacitance area by protecting the cell area with a first mask, so that the height of the silicon oxide filled shallow trench in the logical area and the capacitance area is lower than the height of the floating gate after adjusting;
S03: sequentially depositing a silicon nitride layer and a silicon oxide layer on the upper surface of the Flash wafer, and sequentially removing the silicon oxide layer and the silicon nitride layer on the upper surface of the cell area and on the upper surface of the floating gate in the logical area and the capacitance area;
S04: adjusting the height of the silicon oxide filled shallow trench in the cell area and the capacitance area by protecting the logical area with a second mask, so that the height of the silicon oxide filled shallow trench in the cell area is lower than the height of the silicon oxide filled shallow trench in the capacitance area after adjusting;
S05: depositing an interlayer dielectric layer on the surface of the Flash wafer;
S06: removing the interlayer dielectric layer, the silicon oxide, the silicon nitride, the floating gate and a part of the silicon oxide filled shallow trench in the logical area by protecting the cell area and the capacitance area with a third mask, to obtain the cell area, the logical area and the capacitance area which are different in the height of the silicon oxide filled shallow trench.

US Pat. No. 10,192,760

SUBSTRATE SUPPORTING UNIT, SUBSTRATE PROCESSING APPARATUS, AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SUBSTRATE SUPPORTING UNIT

Eugene Technology Co., Lt...

1. A method of manufacturing a substrate supporting unit provided with a susceptor, on which a substrate is placed, comprising installing a heat dissipating member at one side of the susceptor, including a first temperature region and a second temperature region having a higher temperature than that of the first temperature region, such that the heat dissipating member is in thermal contact with the second temperature region so as to emit heat of the second temperature region, and forming an opening corresponding to the first temperature region through the heat dissipating member to prevent thermal contact between the first temperature region and the heat dissipating member,wherein:
the heat dissipating member is formed in a ring shape, in which the opening corresponding to the first temperature region is surrounded with a contact surface corresponding to the second temperature region, and
the formation of the opening includes
forming a first opening part in a fan shape having a first radius, and
forming a second opening part in a fan shape having a second radius being different from the first radius.

US Pat. No. 10,192,698

INPUT DEVICE WITH ADJUSTABLE FORCE LEVEL

PRIMAX ELECTRONICS LTD., ...

1. An input device with an adjustable force level, comprising:a circuit board comprising a switch; and
a key structure located over the circuit board, and comprising:
a key body comprising a keycap and a triggering element, wherein the triggering element is connected with the keycap;
a casing located under the keycap and assembled with the circuit board, wherein the triggering element is inserted into an inner portion of the casing; and
a pressure-adjustable elastic receptacle partially or completely accommodated within the casing and contacted with the key body, wherein the pressure-adjustable elastic receptacle comprises a pressure-adjusting opening, and a pressure within the pressure-adjustable elastic receptacle is set through the pressure-adjusting opening, wherein when the key body is pressed down, a resisting force to resist the key body is provided by the pressure-adjustable elastic receptacle according to the pressure within the pressure-adjustable elastic receptacle,
wherein when the key structure is pressed down to a triggered position by a user, the switch of the circuit board is triggered by the triggering element.

US Pat. No. 10,192,583

VIDEO EDITING USING CONTEXTUAL DATA AND CONTENT DISCOVERY USING CLUSTERS

SAMSUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. A method, comprising:collecting, using a processor, metadata from a sensor concurrently with recording a video, wherein the metadata is synchronized in time with the video;
detecting, using the processor, at least one of attributes of the metadata or attributes of the video;
correlating, using the processor, the attributes with a plurality of video editors by determining which video editor of the plurality of video editors is associated with the attributes, wherein the correlating determines that more than one of the video editors of the plurality of video editors are associated with the attributes;
selecting, using the processor, each video editor associated with at least one of the attributes from the plurality of video editors; and
executing each selected video editor in a predetermined order as part of a video editing workflow.