US Pat. No. 10,214,847

DRUM WASHING MACHINE

Haier Asia Co., Ltd., (J...

1. A drum washing machine, comprising:an outer tank configured in a shell;
a drum configured in the outer tank and capable of rotating by using a horizontal axis or an inclination axis inclining relative to a horizontal direction as a center;
a rotating body arranged at a rear part of the drum and provided with a protruding part in contact with washings on a surface of the rotating body;
a driving part capable of operating in a first driving form and a second driving form, wherein the first driving form is a driving form that enables the drum and the rotating body to rotate at different rotating speeds, and the second driving form is a driving form that enables the drum and the rotating body to integrally rotate at a same rotating speed; and
a control part,
wherein the control part detects load quantity of the washings in the drum, and enables the driving part to operate in the second driving form while detecting the load quantity;
wherein the driving part comprises a driving motor, a first rotating shaft, a second rotating shaft, a wing decelerating mechanism, a drum decelerating mechanism, and a clutch mechanism part, the clutch mechanism part configured to switch a driving form of the driving part between the first driving form and the second driving form;
wherein the driving motor is configured to generate torque for driving the drum and the rotating body;
wherein the first rotating shaft has a hollow shape, and a first sliding bearing and a second sliding bearing are respectively arranged at a front part and a rear part of an inner part of the first rotating shaft;
wherein the second rotating shaft is encircled by the first rotating shaft, a front part of the second rotating shaft protruding forward of the first rotating shaft, a rear part of the second rotating shaft protruding backwards of the first rotating shaft, an outer circumferential surface of the second rotating shaft supported by the first sliding bearing and the second sliding bearing, and the second rotating shaft rotatable within the first rotating shaft;
wherein the wing decelerating mechanism comprises a wing belt wheel, a first motor belt wheel, and a wing transmission belt, the wing decelerating mechanism configured to decelerate a rotation of the driving motor according to a deceleration ratio determined by an outer diameter ratio of the wing belt wheel to the first motor belt wheel and transmit the rotation being decelerated to the second rotating shaft;
wherein the drum decelerating mechanism comprises a drum belt wheel, a second motor belt wheel, and a drum transmission belt, the drum decelerating mechanism configured to decelerate a rotation of the driving motor according to the deceleration ratio determined by the outer diameter ratio of the drum belt wheel to the second motor belt wheel and transmit the rotation being decelerated to the first rotating shaft; and
wherein, in the first driving form, the second rotating shaft is connected to the wing belt wheel for transmitting the rotation of the wing belt wheel to the second rotating shaft so as to rotate the drum and the rotating body at different rotating speeds and, in the second driving form, the second rotating shaft is connected to the drum belt wheel for transmitting the rotation of the drum belt wheel to the second rotating shaft so as to rotate the drum and the rotating body at the same rotating speed.

US Pat. No. 10,214,845

WASHING MACHINE ASSEMBLY

1. A washing machine assembly, comprising:A) a washing machine comprising an electronic control panel, a refill drawer assembly, and a drum having at least one drum paddle, said drum paddle comprising at lease one first hole; and
B) a basket assembly that mounts onto said at least one drum paddle, said basket assembly comprising first and second baskets to contain articles therein to wash, each of said first and second baskets comprising first and second walls, an outer lateral wall, an inner lateral wall, and a bottom wall, said first and second baskets are joined by an elongated curved wall, said elongated curved wall comprising at least one second hole and at least one security screw, said at least one first hole and at least one second hole are aligned to receive said at least one security screw to removably mount said curved wall to said drum paddle, each of said first and second baskets comprising respective dividing walls, each of said first and second baskets further comprising respective cover doors hingedly mounted to said outer lateral walls.

US Pat. No. 10,214,844

WASHING MACHINE APPLIANCE OUT-OF-BALANCE DETECTION

Haier US Appliance Soluti...

1. A washing machine appliance, comprising:a tub;
a basket rotatably mounted within the tub, the basket defining a wash chamber for receipt of articles for washing;
a valve;
a nozzle configured for flowing liquid from the valve into the tub;
an agitation element;
a motor in mechanical communication with the basket, the motor configured for selectively rotating the basket within the tub and further configured for selectively rotating the agitation element;
a gyroscope mounted to the tub;
wherein the tub defines an X-axis, a Y-axis, and a Z-axis that are mutually orthogonal to each other, the Z-axis extending along a longitudinal direction and defining a center of the tub, and wherein the gyroscope measures movement about the Y-axis,
an accelerometer mounted to the tub; and
a controller in operative communication with the valve, motor, gyroscope and accelerometer, the controller configured for:
flowing a volume of liquid into the tub,
agitating articles within the tub for a first period, the tub containing the volume of liquid,
measuring movement of the tub during agitation of the articles within the tub, the tub containing the volume of liquid, wherein the movement is measured using the accelerometer and the gyroscope, wherein movement is measured as a plurality of amplitudes occurring in discrete channels of motion, wherein the tub extends from a top portion to a bottom portion along the Z-axis, and wherein the discrete amplitudes include an amplitude of displacement of one point along the Z-axis of the tub and an amplitude of displacement at another point along the Z-axis of the tub,
agitating articles within the tub for a second period when a final measured movement is greater than an out-of-balance movement threshold, the tub containing the volume of liquid,
draining liquid from the tub when the final measured movement is less than the out-of-balance movement threshold, and
spinning the basket after draining liquid from the tub.

US Pat. No. 10,214,843

CONTROL METHOD OF WASHING MACHINE

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A control method of a washing machine, the washing machine including a water storage tub, a wash tub configured to accommodate fabric, the wash tub being rotated about a vertical axis inside the water storage tub, a pulsator rotatably provided inside the wash tub, and a motor configured to rotate at least one of the wash tub and the pulsator, the control method comprising:supplying water to a predetermined water level in the wash tub;
rotating the pulsator alternately in opposite directions while the wash tub is filled to the predetermined water level, wherein at the predetermined water level, the fabric continuously remains in contact with the pulsator during the rotation of the pulsator;
sensing an amount of fabric;
rotating the wash tub at a constant acceleration after the fabric is moved while in contact with the pulsator as the pulsator rotates alternately in opposite directions;
sensing a current value applied to the motor when a rotational speed of the wash tub is within a given range while the wash tub is rotated at the constant acceleration;
determining unbalance based on the sensed amount of fabric and the current value applied to the motor; and
supplying water to a predetermined water supply level which is determined based on the unbalance, wherein the predetermined water supply level is determined as a first water supply level when the unbalance is greater than a reference value, and wherein the predetermined water supply level is determined as a second water supply level higher than the first water supply level when the unbalance is smaller than the reference value.

US Pat. No. 10,214,842

WASHING MACHINE

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A washing machine comprising:a cabinet having a door at a top area of the cabinet;
a tub in the cabinet to receive wash water;
a drum inside the tub to receive laundry;
a driving device at the tub to rotate the drum;
a water supply device to supply the wash water to the tub;
a balancer to reduce vibration from the tub, the balancer disposed at an upper side of the tub;
a drainage device includes a drainage valve connected to the tub and a drainage channel coupled to the drainage valve to discharge the wash water from the tub;
a drying device at the cabinet to supply heated air to the tub, the heated air to dry the laundry;
an exhaust duct coupled to the tub to discharge air within the tub to outside of the cabinet, the exhaust duct disposed in a vertical direction, and the exhaust duct disposed between the tub and the cabinet; and
an extension duct, disposed in the vertical direction, and disposed between the tub and the cabinet, the extension duct having a first end coupled to the exhaust duct and a second end coupled to the cabinet;
wherein the exhaust duct includes:
an exhaust suction port to couple to a lower side of the tub, the exhaust suction port provided at the first end of the exhaust duct, and the exhaust suction port always communicating with inside of the tub, and
an exhaust discharge port provided higher than the exhaust suction port, the exhaust discharge port provided at the second end of the exhaust duct;
wherein the first end of the extension duct coupled to the exhaust discharge port forms a turning part for turning the air by 180 degrees in the vertical direction, the first end of the extension duct is disposed to be higher than a full water level of wash water supplied in the tub during washing, and the first end of the extension duct always communicating with the exhaust discharge port,
wherein the second end of the extension duct is disposed lower than the full water level of wash water supplied in the tub during washing, and the second end of the extension duct is coupled to discharge the air from within the tub to outside of the cabinet, and the second end of the extension duct always communicating with outside of the cabinet,
wherein the turning part includes a slit disposed at a top end of the extension duct and facing a hollow interior of the cabinet, and
wherein the slit always communicating with the hollow interior of the cabinet, formed in the vertical direction, the slit opening toward an upper side of the hollow interior of the cabinet for restraining occurrence of a siphon phenomenon, the slit being opened at an upper side of the turning point,
wherein the exhaust discharge port is provided lower than the balancer, and the exhaust discharge port is provided higher than the full water level of wash water supplied during washing,
wherein the turning part is lower than the balancer, and the turning part is higher than the full water level of wash water supplied during washing.

US Pat. No. 10,214,841

NEEDLE INSERTER FOR EMBROIDERY NEEDLES

1. A needle inserter for use by a user in inserting an embroidery needle having an elongated shaft with an eye and a longitudinally extending groove into a retaining member of an embroidery machine, the needle inserter comprising:an elongated handle having a first end portion and a second end portion;
a releasable support at the first end portion; and
an elongated element extending perpendicularly from the first end portion and having a perpendicular extending distal end;
wherein said releasable support operates to engage with the elongated shaft of the embroidery needle; and
wherein said distal end operates to engage with the eye of the elongated shaft and cooperates with said releasable support to support the embroidery needle on the needle inserter.

US Pat. No. 10,214,839

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MANUFACTURING NET SHAPE PREFORM FROM TEXTILE STRIPS

GOODRICH CORPORATION, Ch...

1. A method comprising:forming fabric strips from a wide stitch-bonded stretch broken carbon fiber fabric;
positively transporting and placing a length of fiber strip to a desired orientation via a moveable fiber strip delivery mechanism interposed between a fiber strip supply and a desired lay down location of the fiber strip;
controlling delivery of a fiber strip tension from the fiber strip supply using an electronic unwinder; and
moving the moveable fiber strip delivery mechanism radially towards at least one of an inner diameter or an outer diameter of the desired lay down location by half the width of the fiber strips to interlock layers of a preform, wherein the moveable fiber strip delivery mechanism comprises a plurality of rollers on a common axis.

US Pat. No. 10,214,837

TEXTILE STUFFER BOX AND METHOD FOR TEXTURING YARN

American Linc, LLC, Gast...

1. A textile processing assembly for texturing and heatsetting a moving length of ply-twisted yarn, said textile processing assembly comprising:(a) a pair of feed rolls adapted for engaging and moving the yarn downstream away from a supply creel;
(b) a textile stuffer box downstream of said feed rolls, and comprising:
(i) a housing assembly having a yarn entrance and a yarn exit, and comprising cooperating chamber-forming surfaces defining a multi-stage internal crimping chamber for receiving and accumulating the ply-twisted yarn between the entrance and exit of said housing assembly, said crimping chamber comprising an upstream fixed-volume stage and a downstream adjustable-volume stage;
(ii) means for selectively adjusting a volume of the downstream adjustable-volume stage of said crimping chamber, thereby controlling axial compression of yarn accumulating inside the upstream fixed-volume stage of said crimping chamber, wherein said means for selectively adjusting a volume of the downstream adjustable-volume stage of said crimping chamber comprises an elongated chamber gate extending linearly between opposing terminal end edges and a removable gate weight, said chamber gate being pivotably mounted to said housing assembly at an intermediate fulcrum point of said chamber gate, and said fulcrum point dividing said chamber gate to form an inside-the-chamber first end defining at least one of said chamber-forming surfaces adjacent the yarn exit of said housing assembly, and an outside-the-chamber second end comprising a removable gate weight, and said first and second ends of said chamber gate being integrally formed together as a single elongated structure, and said gate weight being selectively positioned along the outside-the-chamber second end of said chamber gate to adjustably increase and decrease a resistance exerted by said chamber gate, whereby selective adjustment of the gate resistance operates to control axial compression of yarn accumulating inside of said crimping chamber;
(c) a climate chamber downstream of said stuffer box, and adapted for heat-setting the ply-twisted yarn;
(d) means for conveying the yarn downstream from said stuffer box and through said climate chamber; and
(e) a take-up winder downstream of said climate chamber for collecting the processed yarn.

US Pat. No. 10,214,836

ACRYLIC COMPOSITIONS INCLUDING A HINDERED AMINE LIGHT STABILIZER AND METHODS OF MAKING AND USING THE SAME

Glen Raven, Inc., Glen R...

1. An acrylic fiber comprising:an acrylonitrile polymer having acrylonitrile units present in an amount of at least 85% by weight of the acrylonitrile polymer; and
a hindered amine light stabilizer;
wherein the hindered amine light stabilizer has a pKa from 4 to 7 and has a water solubility at 20° C. of about 2% w/w or less;
wherein the hindered amine light stabilizer is within the acrylic fiber in an amount of about 0.5% to about 10% by weight of the acrylic fiber and is distributed throughout the polymer matrix of the acrylonitrile polymer;
wherein the acrylonitrile polymer is selected from the group consisting of polyacrylonitrile (PAN), poly(acrylonitrile-co-vinyl acetate) (P(AN-VA)), poly(acrylonitrile-co-methyl acrylate) (P(AN-MA)), poly(acrylonitrile-co-vinyl chloride) (PAN-VC), poly(acrylonitrile-co-vinylidene chloride, poly(acrylonitrile-co-methyl methacrylate), and any combination thereof; and
wherein the hindered amine light stabilizer has a structure represented by Formula (I), Formula (II), Formula (III), or Formula (IV):

wherein:
each X is independently selected from the group consisting of C1-C20 alkyl and C1-C20 alkenyl;
L, in each instance, is absent or is independently selected from the group consisting of C1-C20 alkyl and C1-C20 alkenyl;
each R1 is independently selected from the group consisting of C1-C20 alkyl, C1-C20 alkenyl, —O(C1-C20 alkyl), and —O(C1-C20 alkenyl);
each R2 is independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1-C20 alkyl, and C1-C20 alkenyl;
each R3 is independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, C1-C20 alkyl, and C1-C20 alkenyl; and
n is an integer selected from 1 to 50.

US Pat. No. 10,214,835

POST-SYNTHESIS PROCESSING OF DIAMOND AND RELATED SUPER-HARD MATERIALS

Element Six Technologies ...

1. A method of processing a super-hard material having a Vickers hardness of no less than 2000 kg/mm2, the method comprising:(a) forming a surface of the super-hard material to have a first surface profile within a first root mean square deviation from a smooth target surface profile, said first root mean square deviation being no more than 5 ?m;
(b) analysing said surface of the super-hard material to detect a plurality of protruding regions on said surface; and
(c) selectively processing over a first protruding region on the surface of the super-hard material and, subsequent to selectively processing over the first protruding region, selectively processing over a second protruding region on the surface of the super-hard material to form a second surface profile within a second root mean square deviation from the smooth target surface profile, said second root mean square deviation being no more than 100 nm, wherein the surface of the super-hard material has at least one dimension of at least 10 mm and wherein the selective processing of each protruding region is performed over an area smaller than the area of the surface of the super-hard material;
wherein step (b) comprises calculating an amount of processing at each of the plurality of protruding regions required to form the second surface profile, and
wherein step (c) comprises applying said calculated amount of processing at each of the plurality of protruding regions to form the second surface profile.

US Pat. No. 10,214,833

ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING OF CRYSTALLINE MATERIALS

1. A method of making an organometallic crystalline material, the method comprising:inducing an initial organometallic crystalline seed by positioning a direct write source at a first position on a substrate, wherein the direct write source is configured to produce a thermal voxel and has a wavelength of from about 500 nm to about 1,000 nm, and wherein a liquid precursor is in proximity to the substrate, and wherein the seed is a product arising from thermal heating of the liquid precursor by the thermal voxel; and
promoting crystal growth or crystal dissolution of the seed, thereby providing the organometallic crystalline material that is patterned upon the substrate, wherein the organometallic crystalline material comprises an organic moiety.

US Pat. No. 10,214,832

APPARATUS FOR RECOVERY OF MATERIAL GENERATED DURING ELECTROCHEMICAL MATERIAL REMOVAL IN ACIDIC ELECTROLYTES

FARADAY TECHNOLOGY, INC.,...

1. A system for recycling machined metal produced by an electrochemical material removal process, the system comprising:a machining unit comprising an anode to receive a workpiece, a cathode tool, and a first pulse generator to provide a voltage or current waveform between the anode and the cathode tool; and
an electrowinning unit comprising an electrowinning cathode, an electrowinning anode, and a second pulse generator to provide a voltage or current waveform between the electrowinning anode and the electrowinning cathode;
wherein the machining unit is in fluid communication with the electrowinning unit.

US Pat. No. 10,214,831

ONE-PIECE ELECTROFORMED METAL COMPONENT

Nivarox-FAR S.A., Le Loc...

1. A method for fabricating a one-piece component, comprising:a) forming a mould on an electrically conductive substrate;
b) filling the mould by electroforming to form at least one one-piece metal component comprising an electroformed metal body;
c) releasing the at least one one-piece metal component from the electrically conductive substrate and from the mould;
wherein the method further comprises:
d) effecting desorption of trapped hydrogen in the at least one one-piece metal component during electroforming so as to form, only over a predetermined depth of an external surface of the body, a hardening relative to the rest of the body,
wherein the metal is electroformed in the filling b) in amorphous form and the external surface comprises an at least partially crystalline phase of the electroformed metal.

US Pat. No. 10,214,830

SUBSTRATE HOLDER AND PLATING APPARATUS

EBARA CORPORATION, Tokyo...

1. A substrate holder comprising:a base member comprising a support surface configured to support a substrate to be plated in a plating solution;
a seal ring configured to be brought into contact with a peripheral portion of the substrate such that the seal ring presses down upon the substrate thereby capturing the substrate between the seal ring and the support surface of the base member;
a support ring supporting the seal ring;
a fixing ring pressing the seal ring against the support ring, the fixing ring including an annular portion having an inner circumferential surface and an outer circumferential surface, each of which is constituted by a tapered surface, the outer circumferential surface being inclined downwardly toward an inside of the substrate holder when the substrate holder is in a vertical position; and
wherein the fixing ring, the support ring, and the seal ring are pivotally coupled to the base member,
wherein the outer circumferential surface defines a flow path for the plating solution to prevent the plating solution from flowing across the support surface of the base member and the substrate when the substrate is supported by the support surface and when the substrate holder is removed from the plating solution,
wherein the fixing ring further including a seal-ring pressing portion connected to the annular portion, and a regulation ring projecting radially inwardly from the seal-ring pressing portion, the regulation ring having an inside diameter which is smaller than an inside diameter of the seal ring.

US Pat. No. 10,214,828

CONTROL OF CURRENT DENSITY IN AN ELECTROPLATING APPARATUS

Lam Research Corporation,...

1. A method of electroplating metal onto a substrate, the method comprising:(a) receiving the substrate in an electroplating chamber, wherein the substrate is a semiconductor substrate, and wherein a reference electrode comprising multiple segments that can be independently activated and deactivated is provided in the electroplating chamber;
(b) activating multiple segments of the reference electrode;
(c) after (b), independently deactivating one or more of the segments of the reference electrode while immersing the substrate in electrolyte in the electroplating chamber; and
(e) electroplating metal onto the substrate while monitoring a potential difference between the substrate and the reference electrode.

US Pat. No. 10,214,827

MICROCRYSTALLINE ANODIC COATINGS AND RELATED METHODS THEREFOR

SANFORD PROCESS CORPORATI...

1. A method of coating an anodized aluminum substrate comprising:immersing the anodized aluminum substrate in a first aqueous metal salt solution comprising at least one metal cationic species for a first predetermined length of time to form a partially impregnated aluminum substrate;
immersing the partially impregnated aluminum substrate in an alkaline solution for a second predetermined length of time to form a fully impregnated aluminum substrate; and
immersing the fully impregnated aluminum substrate in a second aqueous metal salt solution comprising at least one metal acetate and having a pH in a range of from about 5 units to about 6 units for a third predetermined length of time to form a coated anodized aluminum substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,214,826

LOW COPPER ELECTROPLATING SOLUTIONS FOR FILL AND DEFECT CONTROL

Novellus Systems, Inc., ...

1. A method of plating copper into damascene features, comprising:receiving a substrate having a seed layer with an average thickness of about 200 nanometers or less;
electrically biasing the substrate while immersing the substrate in an aqueous low copper acid-containing electrolyte consisting essentially of:
(i) water,
(ii) a copper salt providing between about 4-10 grams per liter copper cations,
(iii) acid at a concentration of between about 2-15 grams per liter,
(iv) a source of halide ions,
(v) at least one suppressor compound, and
(vi) at least one accelerator compound,whereby the aqueous low copper acid-containing electrolyte induces a cathodic overpotential on the seed layer sufficient to protect the seed layer from dissolution by acid in the electrolyte during immersion;electroplating copper in the aqueous low copper acid-containing electrolyte, the electroplating process comprising:
(a) a first plating phase to fill the features with copper, wherein a first current density during the first plating phase is between about 0.5-5 mA/cm2, and
(b) a second plating phase to deposit an overburden layer of copper on the substrate, wherein a second current density during the second plating phase is between about 10-15 mA/cm2, and wherein the first and second plating phases are part of a single electroplating process; and
removing the substrate from the electrolyte.

US Pat. No. 10,214,825

METHOD OF DEPOSITING ONE OR MORE LAYERS OF MICROSPHERES TO FORM A THERMAL BARRIER COATING

GM GLOBAL TECHNOLOGY OPER...

1. A method of forming a thermal barrier coating on a metal component part, the method comprising:adhering a metallic precursor setting layer onto a surface of a ferrous alloy or nickel alloy component part, the metallic precursor setting layer being copper, a copper alloy, or a nickel alloy;
locating hollow microspheres against the ferrous alloy or nickel alloy component part so that the hollow microspheres contact the metallic precursor setting layer, the hollow microspheres having an outer layer of nickel, a nickel alloy, iron, or an iron alloy;
heating the metallic precursor setting layer to a temperature above the liquidus temperature of the metallic precursor setting layer to melt the metallic precursor setting layer and wet a layer of hollow microspheres located adjacent to the surface of the ferrous alloy or nickel alloy component part;
cooling the metallic precursor setting layer to a temperature below the solidus temperature of the metallic precursor setting layer to solidify the metallic precursor setting layer and bond the layer of hollow microspheres to the surface of the ferrous alloy or nickel alloy component part;
moving hollow microspheres that are not bonded by the metallic precursor setting layer away from the ferrous alloy or nickel alloy component part; and
heating the ferrous alloy or nickel alloy component part and the layer of hollow microspheres bonded to the surface of the ferrous alloy or nickel alloy component part to sinter the hollow microspheres to each other and to the surface of the ferrous alloy or nickel alloy component part such that a solid state joint is formed between the layer of hollow microspheres and the surface of the ferrous alloy or nickel alloy component part.

US Pat. No. 10,214,824

EROSION AND WEAR PROTECTION FOR COMPOSITES AND PLATED POLYMERS

UNITED TECHNOLOGIES CORPO...

1. A composite component, comprising:a body portion formed from an organic matrix composite;
a first metal coating applied to a surface of the body portion, the first metal coating being formed from aluminum or an aluminum alloy; and
an outer metal layer on the first metal coating, wherein the outer metal layer has a nobility in the galvanic series equal to or higher than the organic matrix composite of the body portion.

US Pat. No. 10,214,823

BIMETALLIC ZINCATING PROCESSING FOR ENHANCED ADHESION OF ALUMINUM ON ALUMINUM ALLOYS

United Technnologies Corp...

1. A coated metal component comprising:an aluminum alloy substrate having a surface;
an intermediate layer on the substrate comprising isolated islands of a first metal deposited on the aluminum alloy substrate, wherein the first metal is capable of electroless co-depositing with zinc; and
an electrodeposited protective coating consisting of pure aluminum on the intermediate layer and aluminum alloy substrate, the protective coating having a continuous outer surface opposite the aluminum alloy substrate;
wherein the protective coating is in contact with the isolated islands of the intermediate layer and the surface of the aluminum alloy substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,214,822

ELECTRODE, MEMBRANE ELECTRODE ASSEMBLY, ELECTROCHEMICAL CELL, AND STACK

Kabushiki Kaisha Toshiba,...

1. An electrode comprising:a base material; and
a catalyst layer provided on the base material and having a porous structure,
wherein the catalyst layer comprises IrO2,
wherein, when a sum of heights of all peaks belonging to Ir oxide is I0, a height of a peak of IrO2 (110) is I1, and a height of a peak of IrO2 (211) is I2, a ratio of (I1+I2)/I0, which is a ratio of spectra obtained by X-ray diffraction measurements using K? rays of Cu in the catalyst layer, is 100% in a range of a diffraction angle of from 20 degrees to 70 degrees, and
wherein no other peak belonging to IrO2, excluding the peak of IrO2 (110) and the peak of IrO2 (211), is included in the spectra obtained by X-ray diffraction measurements using K? rays of Cu in the catalyst layer.

US Pat. No. 10,214,821

ELECTROLYSER AND ENERGY SYSTEM

HYDROGENICS CORPORATION, ...

1. A process comprising the steps of,a) providing an electrolyser, wherein the electrolyser comprises a plurality of discrete stack assemblies;
b) receiving a series of dispatches, each of the dispatches indicating a specified power consumption to be consumed over a specific period of time, the dispatches occurring at least once every 30 minutes;
c) operating a first subset of the discrete stack assemblies of the electrolyser at a variable rate of power consumption, and operating a second subset of the discrete stack assemblies of the electrolyser each at a continuous rate of power consumption, wherein the continuous rate of power consumption is full power or such that a minimum number of discrete stack assemblies provides the minimum specified power consumption expected over a plurality of dispatches, wherein the electrolyser consumes the specified power consumption over the period of time according to the dispatches; and,
d) discharging hydrogen produced during step c) to a natural gas system.

US Pat. No. 10,214,819

GALVANIC ANODE AND METHOD OF CORROSION PROTECTION

1. A galvanic anode comprising:an anode body comprising at least one helical coil comprising a sacrificial metal and a longitudinal axis;
at least one elongated electrical conductor electrically connected to at least one said helical coil, wherein said at least one elongated electrical conductor is helically wound around at least a portion of said longitudinal axis of said at least one helical coil, wherein said at least one elongated electrical conductor provides multiple connection points to said anode body; and
an encasement material surrounding at least a portion of said at least one helical coil and optionally a portion of said at least one elongated electrical conductor.

US Pat. No. 10,214,817

MULTI-METAL FILMS, ALTERNATING FILM MULTILAYERS, FORMATION METHODS AND DEPOSITION SYSTEM

The Board of Trustees of ...

1. A deposition system comprising:a reactor chamber;
a plurality of reactant supply vessels;
a carrier gas supply; and
a supply line and valve set, the valve set including a plurality of actuated valves being arranged to selectively bypass the plurality of reactant supply vessels and deliver carrier gas to the reactor chamber or carry reactant from the plurality of reactant supply vessels to the reactor chamber by operating at least two valves of the plurality of actuated valves in tandem,
the plurality of actuated valves being arranged such that each respective reactant supply vessel has an associated bypass valve connected between an upstream precursor supply valve disposed upstream of the respective reactant supply vessel and a downstream precursor supply valve disposed downstream of the respective reactant supply vessel, the upstream and downstream precursor supply valves controlling flow of carrier gas through the respective reactant supply vessel to establish a precursor supply path of carrier gas through the upstream precursor supply valve, the respective reactant supply vessel, the downstream precursor supply valve and to the reactor chamber and a bypass path of carrier gas through the associated bypass valve to the reactor chamber to bypass the respective reactant supply vessel;
a secondary supply line connected via an actuated switching valve to reactant gas and inert gas supplies;
a controller configured to control at least the upstream and downstream valves of the plurality of actuated valves in tandem and the associated bypass valve to selectively bypass one or both of reactant supplies and deliver reactant from one or both of the reactant supplies via an associated bypass path or precursor supply path;
a first control software executable by the controller to control the plurality of actuated valves and the actuated switching valve in a first predetermined sequence to conduct CVD (chemical vapor deposition), wherein the first predetermined sequence comprises opening and closing the upstream and downstream precursor supply valves, opening and closing the associated bypass valve, and opening and closing the actuated switching valve; and
a second control software executable by the controller to control the plurality of actuated valves and the actuated switching valve in a second predetermined sequence to conduct ALD (atomic layer deposition), wherein the second predetermined sequence comprises opening and closing the upstream and downstream precursor supply valves, opening and closing the associated bypass valve and opening and closing the actuated switching valve.

US Pat. No. 10,214,816

PECVD APPARATUS FOR IN-SITU DEPOSITION OF FILM STACKS

Novellus Systems, Inc., ...

1. A plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition apparatus configured to deposit a plurality of film layers on a substrate without exposing the substrate to a vacuum break between film deposition phases, the apparatus comprising:(a) a process station;
(b) one or more reactant feeds fluidly coupled to the process station, the one or more reactant feeds configured to supply to the process station a first reactant gas mixture during a first film deposition phase, a purging gas during purging of the process station, and a second reactant gas mixture during a second film deposition phase;
(c) a plasma source configured to generate a plasma for the process station, wherein the plasma source comprises a low-frequency plasma source and a high-frequency plasma source; and
(d) a controller having program instructions on a non-transitory computer machine-readable medium for:
(i) causing a generation of reactant radicals using the first reactant gas mixture and causing a deposition of a first material during the first film deposition phase, while causing a generation of the plasma using the low-frequency plasma source and the high-frequency plasma source,
(ii) causing the purging of the process station with the purging gas after the first film deposition phase,
(iii) causing the plasma to be sustained during the purging included in a transition from the first reactant gas mixture supplied during the first film deposition phase to the second qualitatively different reactant gas mixture supplied during the second film deposition phase, wherein the second film deposition phase deposits a second material onto the first material, the second material having a different set of chemical elements than the first material, wherein the first reactant gas mixture supplies chemical elements for the first material, and the second qualitatively different reactant gas mixture supplies chemical elements for the second material deposited in the second film deposition phase; and
(iv) causing a low-frequency plasma source power to decrease from a higher power used during the first film deposition phase to a lower power or to zero power used during the transition.

US Pat. No. 10,214,815

SURFACE TREATED ALUMINUM NITRIDE BAFFLE

APPLIED MATERIALS, INC., ...

7. A method of processing a semiconductor substrate, comprising:placing a substrate on a substrate support in a process chamber having an inner volume and a first gas inlet disposed in a ceiling of the process chamber opposite the substrate support;
flowing a first process gas through a baffle coupled to the first gas inlet and into the inner volume, the baffle comprising an aluminum nitride body having metal oxide binding agents, wherein a ratio of aluminum nitride to the metal oxide binding agent on a surface of the body is greater than or equal to the ratio within the body; and
processing the substrate with the first process gas.

US Pat. No. 10,214,814

SUBSTRATE TREATING APPARATUS AND TREATMENT GAS SUPPLYING NOZZLE

SCREEN Holdings Co., Ltd....

1. A substrate treating apparatus, comprising:a plate that places a substrate thereon horizontally; and
a cover that covers an upper side of the substrate on the plate, the cover comprising:
an undersurface that is horizontal and adjacent to a surface of the substrate; and
a gas flow path through which a treatment gas is supplied to the substrate, the gas flow path comprising:
a swirl chamber having a cylindrical shape with a vertical central axis, and in which the treatment gas flows around the central axis;
a diameter contraction chamber disposed below the swirl chamber and in communication with the swirl chamber, and whose inner diameter decreases from its upper end toward its lower end; and
a diameter expansion chamber disposed below the diameter contraction chamber and in communication with the diameter contraction chamber, whose inner diameter increases from its upper end toward its lower end, and the lower end of the diameter expansion chamber includes an opening on the undersurface of the cover, and
the swirl chamber has a circular horizontal section.

US Pat. No. 10,214,812

CUTTER ELEMENTS FOR DRILL BITS AND METHODS FOR FABRICATING SAME

NATIONAL OILWELL DHT, L.P...

1. A method for fabricating a PCD cutter element, comprising:(a) coating, by atomic layer deposition (ALD), a plurality of diamond particles by directly depositing the coating on an outer surface of each diamond particle of the plurality of diamond particles to form a plurality of coated diamond particles;
(b) removing oxides from the plurality of coated diamond particles after (a);
(c) forming a PCD cutter element using the coated diamond particles after (b) by sintering the coated diamond particles together to form a diamond table and leaching the diamond table after sintering the coated diamond particles to remove one or more metals from the diamond table.

US Pat. No. 10,214,809

ENERGY RELEASE USING TUNABLE REACTIVE MATERIALS

International Business Ma...

1. A method of forming a reactive material stack, the method comprising:forming a layer of a first reactive material over a substrate;
forming a barrier layer over the layer of the first reactive material;
forming a layer of a second reactive material over the barrier layer;
forming another barrier layer over the layer of the second reactive material; and
repeating the forming of the layer of the first reactive material, the forming of the barrier layer, the forming of the second reactive material, and the forming of the another barrier layer to provide a desired thickness for the reactive material stack, wherein each of the barrier layer and the another barrier layer comprises a stack of, and from bottom to top, AlxOy/Ta/TaxOy or, AlxOy/Ta/TaxOy/Ta/TaxOy, wherein x is from 1 to 3 and y is from 1 to 5.

US Pat. No. 10,214,808

DEPOSITION APPARATUS

Samsung Display Co., Ltd....

1. A deposition apparatus for performing a deposition process by using a mask with respect to a substrate, the deposition apparatus comprising:a deposition chamber including a transparent window at a lower part of the deposition chamber;
a stationary support unit in the chamber, the support unit including a top surface and first holes extending through the top surface of the support unit, the support unit being configured to support the substrate;
a supply unit configured to supply at least one deposition raw material toward the substrate;
movable alignment units that extend through the first holes of the support unit, the alignment units being configured to support the mask and being movable in three dimensions to align the mask with respect to the substrate, and
alignment confirmation members below the lower part of the deposition chamber, the alignment confirmation members to confirm an alignment state of the substrate and the mask through the transparent window of the deposition chamber and second holes in the support unit.

US Pat. No. 10,214,807

ATOMIC LAYER DEPOSITION OF TUNGSTEN FOR ENHANCED FILL AND REDUCED SUBSTRATE ATTACK

LAM RESEARCH CORPORATION,...

1. A method for depositing tungsten, comprising:arranging a substrate including a titanium nitride layer in a substrate processing chamber;
performing multi-stage atomic layer deposition of tungsten on the substrate using a precursor gas includes tungsten chloride (WClx) gas, wherein x is an integer and wherein the performing includes:
depositing the tungsten during a first ALD stage for M consecutive times using a first dose intensity of the precursor gas, the first dose intensity including at least one of a first dose concentration of the precursor gas ranging between 0.1% and 5% and a dose period ranging between 0.05 seconds and 2 seconds, wherein M is greater than 1;
depositing the tungsten during a second ALD stage for Y consecutive times using a second dose intensity of the precursor gas, wherein Y is greater than 1;
depositing the tungsten during a third ALD stage using a third dose intensity of the precursor gas;
wherein the first dose intensity is based on a first dose concentration and a first dose period,
wherein the second dose intensity is based on a second dose concentration and a second dose period,
wherein the second dose intensity is 1.5 to 10 times the first dose intensity, and
wherein the third ALD stage has a higher dose intensity than the second dose intensity.

US Pat. No. 10,214,806

BELLOWS-FREE RETRACTABLE VACUUM DEPOSITION SOURCES

VEECO INSTRUMENTS INC., ...

1. A retractable source assembly for moving a source base plate from a first position to a second position, the retractable source assembly comprising:an enclosure having an inside surface;
a rail attached to the inside surface of the enclosure;
a first carriage positioned on the rail and movable along the rail between the first and second positions as driven by a driving device, the first carriage comprising the source base plate; the first carriage comprising a first contact;
a second contact provided on a board element that is fixed relative to the enclosure and that can be electrically connected to a cable feedthrough of the enclosure;
an electrical cable connected to the first contact at a first end and connected to the second contact at a second end of the electrical cable, wherein the first and second ends are spaced at a first distance from each other when the source base plate is in the first position, wherein the first and second ends are spaced at a second distance from each other when the source base plate is in the second position, and wherein the first distance is greater than the second distance; and
a pulley rotatably attached to a second carriage that is independently slidable from the first carriage along the rail, the pulley positioned so the electrical cable at least partially wraps around the pulley by allowing and limiting movement of the second carriage as the first carriage moves between the first position and the second position.

US Pat. No. 10,214,804

FIRST STAGE TURBINE NOZZLE WITH EROSION COATING SURFACE FINISH

Hamilton Sundstrand Corpo...

1. A method of coating a first stage turbine nozzle comprising:casting a first stage turbine nozzle with a first stage hub portion, a first stage disk portion, and a plurality of first stage vanes, wherein the first stage hub portion extends axially away from the first stage disk portion in a first direction and the plurality of first stage vanes extend axially away from the first stage disk portion in a second direction opposite the first direction; and
applying a tungsten carbide erosion coating directly to a cast surface of a sidewall of each of the plurality of first stage vanes using a high velocity oxygen fuel spraying process, wherein the cast surface has not undergone post-processing to reduce a surface roughness.

US Pat. No. 10,214,803

METHOD FOR MACHINING A CYLINDER WALL OF AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

1. A method for machining a wall of a cylinder of an internal combustion engine comprising steps in the following order:a) introducing depressions in the form of a helical groove by means of a cutting tool which possesses two separate blades which are aligned obliquely in relation to one another and which cut in the wall simultaneously, wherein the two separate blades form on both sides of a rib an undercut in relation to a radial direction of the cylinder; and
b) blasting the wall with a medium under high pressure in order to introduce irregularly formed and arranged micro-depressions.

US Pat. No. 10,214,802

AGE-HARDENABLE ALUMINUM ALLOY AND METHOD FOR IMPROVING THE ABILITY OF A SEMI-FINISHED OR FINISHED PRODUCT TO AGE ARTIFICIALLY

1. A method for improving the ability of a semi-finished product or end product to age artificially, the method comprising:transforming an aluminum alloy comprising Al—Mg—Si and at least one additional alloy element to a state of solid solution, the at least one additional alloy element being at a proportion of less than 500 atomic ppm in the aluminum alloy;
quenching the solid solution such that empty spaces of the solid solution are quenched in,
subsequently forming precipitates by naturally aging the solid solution to form a naturally-aged product; and
artificially aging the naturally-aged product;
wherein the at least one additional alloy element enters into correlation with the quenched-in empty spaces after the empty spaces are quenched in and causes the quenched-in empty spaces to be not correlated with the precipitates at the beginning of the artificial aging and reduces a negative effect of the natural aging during the artificial aging by mobilization of the empty spaces; and
wherein the at least one additional alloy element is selected from the group consisting of Sn, Cd, Sb and In and combinations thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,214,798

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING THE ENERGY DAMPING OF A SHAPE MEMORY ALLOY WITH SURFACE ROUGHNESS

Massachussetts Institute ...

1. A method for producing an energy damping-controlled shape memory alloy wire comprising:forming a polycrystalline shape memory alloy wire from an alloy composition that includes at least one member selected from the group consisting of Cu in at least about 10 wt. %, Fe in at least about 5 wt. % Au in at least about 5 wt. %, Ag in at least about 5 wt. %, Al in at least about 5 wt. % In in at least about 5 wt. %, Mn in at least about. 5 wt. %, Zn in at least about 5 wt. % and Co in at least about 5 wt. %, the alloy composition having a martensite crystal structure consisting of one of 2H, 18R1, M18SR, and 6R;
annealing the polycrystalline shape memory alloy wire until polycrystalline grains within the wire grow to span a cross sectional wire diameter, transforming the polycrystalline shape memory alloy wire to an oligocrystalline shape memory alloy wire, the oligocrystalline shape memory alloy cross sectional wire diameter being greater than about 1 micron and less than about 500 microns; and
electropolishing the oligocrystalline shape memory alloy wire until surface roughness of the oligocrystalline shape memory alloy wire is no greater than about 100 nanometers, to reduce the energy damping characteristic of the oligocrystalline shape memory alloy wire.

US Pat. No. 10,214,797

METHOD FOR PRODUCTION AND IDENTIFICATION OF WEYL SEMIMETAL

TRUSTEES OF PRINCETON UNI...

1. A method of producing a Weyl semimetal, the method comprising:selecting a pair of materials from the group consisting of: tantalum (Ta), arsenide (As), niobium (Nb), and phosphide (P), wherein each of the pair of materials is in powder form and has an initial purity of at least 99.9%;
heating the pair of selected materials to form a polycrystalline compound;
sealing the polycrystalline compound and a transfer agent in a first end of a closed ampule; and
heating the closed ampule to a first temperature at the first end and to a second temperature at a second end to produce a temperate gradient along a length of the closed ampule to grow the Weyl semimetal via a chemical vapor transport (CVT) reaction, wherein the first temperature is lower than the second temperature.

US Pat. No. 10,214,796

COMPOUNDS AND METHODS TO ISOLATE GOLD

Northwestern University, ...

1. A gold-cyclodextrin complex,comprising a cyclodextrin selected from the group consisting of ?-cyclodextrin, ?-cyclodextrin, ?-cyclodextrin and mixtures thereof,
and a gold salt,
wherein the gold salt comprises a salt forming cation and a salt forming anion, wherein the salt forming anion comprises gold,
wherein the salt forming anion further comprises at least one halide ion, and
wherein the at least one halide ion is bromide.

US Pat. No. 10,214,795

RAIL MANUFACTURING METHOD AND MANUFACTURING EQUIPMENT

JFE STEEL CORPORATION, T...

1. A rail manufacturing method comprising:a first step of performing forced cooling on at least a head of the rail that is hot after hot-rolled at an austenite region temperature or higher or after heated to the austenite region temperature or higher for 10 seconds from start of the forced cooling so that a cooling rate at a surface of the head becomes 1° C./s to 20° C./s;
a second step of performing the forced cooling during a period after a lapse of 10 seconds from the start of the forced cooling until heat generation during transformation begins at the surface of the head so that the cooling rate at the surface of the head is changed from the first step and is within a range of 1° C./s to 5° C./s;
a third step of performing the forced cooling during transformation from beginning to end of the heat generation during transformation so that the cooling rate at the surface of the head is changed from the second step and becomes lower than 1° C./s or a temperature-rising rate becomes 5° C./s or lower; and
a fourth step of performing the forced cooling during a period after the end of the heat generation during transformation until temperature at the surface of the head becomes 450° C. or lower so that the cooling rate at the surface of the head is changed from the third step and is within a range of 1° C./s to 20° C./s.

US Pat. No. 10,214,793

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR NITRIDING GRAIN-ORIENTED ELECTRICAL STEEL SHEET

JFE STEEL CORPORATION, C...

1. A method for nitriding a grain-oriented electrical steel sheet comprising applying voltage between a strip and a counter electrode to perform electrolytic treatment while immersing the strip in a molten salt bath of electrolyte after cold rolling and before secondary recrystallization annealing during producing a grain-oriented electrical steel sheet, to subject the strip to continuous nitriding.

US Pat. No. 10,214,791

NON-ORIENTED ELECTRICAL STEEL SHEET

1. A non-oriented electrical steel sheet, comprising:in mass %,
C: 0.005% or less;
Si: 0.1% to 0.7%;
Mn: 0.05% to 0.6%;
P: 0.08% or less;
Al: 0.03% to 0.5%; and
a balance comprising Fe and inevitable impurities,
wherein:
10 pieces/?m3 or less in number density of non-magnetic precipitate AIN having an average diameter of 10 nm to 200 nm are contained, a structure is made of ferrite grains containing no non-recrystallized structure, and an average grain diameter of the ferrite grains is 30?m to 92?m, and
an average magnetic flux density B50 in a rolling direction and in a direction perpendicular to rolling is 1.75 T or more.

US Pat. No. 10,214,790

METHOD FOR PRODUCING COMPONENTS FROM LIGHTWEIGHT STEEL

Salzgitter Flachstahl Gmb...

1. A method for producing a steel component from an austenitic lightweight steel which is metastable in its initial state and exhibits a temperature-dependent TRIP and/or TWIP effect during forming, comprising:providing a sheet, plate or tube made of the metastable austenitic light lightweight steel;
forming the sheet, plate or tube in one or more steps in at least one of two ways, a first way in which the sheet, plate or tube is formed at a forming temperature above room temperature at 40 to 160° C. so as to avoid the TRIP-/TWIP effect, resulting in a high tenacity of the steel component, and a second way in which the forming is performed at a forming temperature below room temperature at ?65-0° C., so as to enhance the TRIP-/TWIP effect resulting in a high strength of the steel component.

US Pat. No. 10,214,789

QUENCH PLUG SYSTEMS AND THEIR USE

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. A quench plug system for use in heat treating a workpiece, the quench plug system comprising:a tapered plug having a longitudinal core axis; and
a mandrel configured to be interposed between the tapered plug and the workpiece, wherein the tapered plug is configured to allow the mandrel to translate along the core axis of the tapered plug when the workpiece is heated.

US Pat. No. 10,214,787

HOT-BRIQUETTING INSTALLATION

1. A hot-briquetting or hot-compacting installation for directly reduced iron, the installation comprising:a first row with at least one roller press
supply means for feeding the directly reduced iron to the press for compaction thereby into briquettes;
a first cooling conveyor and a second cooling conveyor beneath the row;
a material conduit having an upstream end connected to the roller press and receiving briquettes therefrom and having respective first and second downstream ends for delivering the briquettes to the cooling conveyors; and
a diverter in the material conduit operable to deliver the material from the roller press to the first cooling conveyor or to the second cooling conveyor; and
a second row of at least one roller press, the first cooling conveyor being beneath the first press row and the second cooling conveyor beneath the second press row, the diverter being switchable such that the material can be delivered from the roller press of the first press row and/or from the roller press of the second press row to the first cooling conveyor or to the second cooling conveyor.

US Pat. No. 10,214,772

TEST CARD FOR ASSAY AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING SAME

FluxErgy, LLC, Irvine, C...

1. A method of manufacturing a test card for analysing a fluid sample, comprising:cutting at least a microchannel into a first polymer material to form a channel layer;
cutting a first aperture and a second aperture into a second polymer material to form a first substrate layer;
bonding the first substrate layer to a first side of the channel layer and a second substrate layer to a second side of the channel layer to form a single bonded layer with the microchannel passing therethrough and placing the first aperture and the second aperture in fluid communication with each other;
forming a third substrate layer to be thicker than the first substrate layer and the second substrate layer;
printing a conductive ink onto a first side of the bonded layer; and
adhering the third substrate layer to a second side of the bonded layer opposite the first side to form the test card, wherein the formed test card has a first surface formed by third substrate layer and an opposite second surface with the conductive ink exposed for contact with an outside source of current.

US Pat. No. 10,214,768

COUMARIN COMPOUNDS AND THEIR USES AS FLUORESCENT LABELS

Illumina Cambridge Limite...

19. A compound of Formula (I), or salts, mesomeric forms thereof:
wherein R1 is

 and wherein R1 is optionally substituted with one or more substituents selected from the group consisting of alkyl, substituted alkyl, alkoxy, alkenyl, alkynyl, haloalkyl, haloalkoxy, alkoxyalkyl, amino, aminoalkyl, halo, cyano, hydroxy, hydroxyalkyl, heteroalkyl, C-carboxy, O-carboxy, C-amido, N-amido, nitro, sulfonyl, sulfo, sulfino, sulfonate, S-sulfonamido, N-sulfonamido, optionally substituted aryl, optionally substituted heteroaryl, optionally substituted cycloalkyl, and optionally substituted heterocyclyl;
each R2, R3, R4, R5, and R9 is independently selected from the group consisting of H, alkyl, substituted alkyl, alkoxy, alkenyl, alkynyl, haloalkyl, haloalkoxy, alkoxyalkyl, amino, aminoalkyl, halo, cyano, hydroxy, hydroxyalkyl, heteroalkyl, C-carboxy, O-carboxy, C-amido, N-amido, nitro, sulfonyl, sulfo, sulfino, sulfonate, S-sulfonamido, N-sulfonamido, optionally substituted carbocyclyl, optionally substituted aryl, optionally substituted heteroaryl and optionally substituted heterocyclyl;
each R10a, R10b and R10c is independently alkyl substituted with carboxyl, carboxylate, sulfo or sulfonate;
R6 and R7 together with the atoms to which they are attached form an optionally substituted 5-10 membered heterocyclyl;
R8 is selected from the group consisting of H, alkyl, substituted alkyl, alkoxy, alkenyl, alkynyl, haloalkyl, haloalkoxy, alkoxyalkyl, amino, aminoalkyl, halo, cyano, hydroxy, hydroxyalkyl, heteroalkyl, C-carboxy, O-carboxy, C-amido, N-amido, nitro, sulfonyl, sulfo, sulfino, sulfonate, S-sulfonamido, N-sulfonamido, optionally substituted carbocyclyl, optionally substituted aryl, optionally substituted heteroaryl and optionally substituted heterocyclyl;
the bond represented by a solid and dashed line is selected from the group consisting of a single bond and a double bond, provided that when is a double bond, then R3 is absent.

US Pat. No. 10,214,767

INSTRUMENT FOR CASSETTE FOR SAMPLE PREPARATION

LUMINEX CORPORATION, Aus...

1. A method, comprising:(a) disposing a cassette in an instrument enclosure, the cassette comprising:
(i) a first chamber;
(ii) a second chamber;
(iii) a valve comprising a stationary piece and a movable piece, the movable piece defining a cavity within which magnetic particles can be disposed, the valve configured to transfer the magnetic particles between the first chamber and the second chamber while maintaining fluid isolation between the first chamber and the second chamber;
(iv) a third chamber; and
(v) a fourth chamber;
(b) actuating a first plunger disposed within the third chamber of the cassette to transfer a first reagent from the third chamber into the first chamber, wherein the first plunger comprises a first sealing element to prevent leakage of first reagent until the first plunger is moved;
(c) actuating a second plunger disposed within the fourth chamber of the cassette to transfer a second reagent from the fourth chamber into the first chamber, wherein the second plunger comprises a second sealing element to prevent leakage of second reagent until the second plunger is moved;
(d) applying a magnetic force to the valve to attract the magnetic particles into the cavity of the movable piece of the valve; and
(e) moving the movable piece of the valve relative to the stationary piece of the valve such that the magnetic particles are transferred between the first chamber and the second chamber while maintaining fluid isolation between the first chamber and the second chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,214,766

LUMINESCENT SUBSTRATE FOR USE IN ARTIFICIAL BIOLUMINESCENT ENZYME

NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ADV...

1. A method for detecting luminescence comprising(a) contacting a compound of formula (1) with polypeptide (B), and
(b) measuring the intensity of luminescence generated by the contact,
wherein formula (1) is:

wherein Xa represents a phenyl group optionally substituted with halogen or a naphthyl group,
Xb represents a phenyl group, and
Mc represents hydrogen, hydroxy, or thiol, and
wherein polypeptide (B) has a copepod luciferase activity and is chosen from the group consisting of:
(i) the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID No: 1; and
(ii) the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID No: 1 in which one or more amino acids are deleted in at least one of a region corresponding to positions 1-31 and a region corresponding to positions 217-221.

US Pat. No. 10,214,764

SEPARATION DEVICE FOR USE IN THE SEPARATION, CHARACTERIZATION AND/OR IDENTIFICATION OF MICROORGANISMS

BIOMERIEUX, INC., Durham...

10. A method comprising the steps of:separating, without banding and isopycnic sedimentation, at least a portion of a liquid sample in a container, the container comprising:
a longitudinal axis;
an upper portion having an opening;
a lower portion extending from the opening, the lower portion having a generally cylindrical outer shape, the lower portion comprising
an internal chamber, the internal chamber comprising an upper reservoir, and a middle tapered section connecting the upper reservoir to a capillary tube of diameter smaller than that of the upper reservoir, the upper reservoir, the middle tapered section and the lower capillary tube arranged around the longitudinal axis of the container;
an optical window transparent to light and configured for the interrogation of a portion of the capillary tube;
a closure cap operably positioned about the opening; wherein the container comprises a density cushion; and
centrifuging the container for a sufficient time and/or force that substantially prevents a density gradient from forming within the density cushion;
pelletizing at least a portion of the liquid sample from the centrifuging step so as to form an isolated, pelletized microorganism or contaminant sample;
interrogating at least a portion of the isolated, pelletized microorganism or contaminant sample from the pelletizing step; and
characterizing and/or identifying one or more of microorganisms or contaminants present in the isolated, pelletized microorganism or contaminant sample.

US Pat. No. 10,214,763

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR ANTIBIOTIC SUSCEPTIBILITY TESTING BASED ON FLUCTUATIONS OF ELECTRICAL RESISTANCE IN A MICROCHANNEL

TRUSTEES OF BOSTON UNIVER...

1. A method for detecting live bacteria in a microchannel comprisinga) providing a constant current or constant voltage through the microchannel wherein the microchannel does not contain any bacteria and measuring baseline voltage or current fluctuations through the microchannel to determine a baseline voltage or current fluctuation signal;
b) providing a constant current or constant voltage through the microchannel wherein the microchannel contains at least one bacterium and measuring voltage or current fluctuations through the microchannel to determine a first voltage or current fluctuation signal; and
c) determining that the at least one bacterium is alive if the first voltage or current fluctuation signal is greater than the baseline voltage or current fluctuation signal by a predefined threshold amount.

US Pat. No. 10,214,761

AMINO ACID DERIVATIVES

MEDIMMUNE LIMITED, Cambr...

1. A pyrrolysine analog selected from the group consisting of:(a) a pyrrolysine analog of Formula VI:

wherein
Z=CH2, CH—NH2, CH—OH, O, S;
FG =azide, alkene, alkyne, ketone, ester, aryl or cycloalkyne; and
b=an integer 1-4; and
(b) pyrrolysine analog of Formula V:

wherein
Z=bond, CH—OH, NH, or S;
b is 0 or an integer 1-7; and
FG=alkene, alkyne, aromatic ketone, ester, aryl or cycloalkyne.

US Pat. No. 10,214,760

METHODS FOR AMPLIFYING NUCLEIC ACID USING TAG-MEDIATED DISPLACEMENT

GEN-PROBE INCORPORATED, ...

1. A method of amplifying a nucleic acid target region, the method comprising:contacting a target nucleic acid comprising the target region with
(1) a first amplification oligomer comprising
(a) a target-binding priming segment (T1) complementary to a 3?-end of the target region;
(b) a first heterologous displacer tag (D1) located 5? to T1; and
(c) an intervening spacer segment (S1) between T1 and D1;
said contacting comprising conditions whereby the target nucleic acid serves as a template for extension from the first amplification oligomer to produce a first amplification product comprising T1 and D1;
(2) a second amplification oligomer comprising a target-binding segment T2 complementary to a region of the first amplicon that is the complement of a 5?-end of the target region, and wherein said contacting further comprises conditions whereby the first amplicon serves as a template to produce a second amplicon comprising segments cT1 and cD1, complementary to T1 and D1, respectively;
(3) a third amplification oligomer comprising target-binding priming segment T1p having a nucleotide sequence complementary to T1, or complementary to the complement of a second amplicon target sequence cT1? near or overlapping with cT1 and situated 5? to cD1; and
(4) a fourth amplification oligomer comprising a displacer priming segment D1p having a nucleotide sequence complementary to D1;
wherein said contacting further comprises conditions whereby the second amplicon serves as a template for extension from both the third and fourth amplification oligomers, wherein extension of T1p from a T1p:cT1/cT1? hybrid produces a third amplicon, and wherein extension of D1p from a D1p:cD1 hybrid produces a fourth amplicon while displacing the third amplicon.

US Pat. No. 10,214,759

PROBABILITY-DIRECTED ISOLATION OF NUCLEOTIDE SEQUENCES (PINS)

Samplix ApS, Herlev (DK)...

1. An in vitro method for enriching for a pre-defined target DNA molecule containing a known unique sequence of consecutive nucleotides from a mixed polynucleotide sample comprising the steps of:a) providing a mixed polynucleotide sample containing said target DNA molecule and non-target DNA molecules, wherein said target DNA molecule comprises a known unique sequence of at least 10 consecutive nucleotides which is distinguishable from sequences in the non-target DNA molecules,
b) serially diluting said mixed polynucleotide sample until the probability of detecting said target DNA molecule in a diluted sample of mixed polynucleotides is less than 0.75,
c) producing a sufficient number of replicates of the diluted sample of mixed polynucleotides until the probability of detecting said target DNA molecule in at least one of the replicate dilution samples is at least 0.75;
d) amplifying the DNA in said replicate diluted samples to increase the abundance of the DNA in each sample;
e) detecting the presence or absence of said target DNA molecule in said replicate dilution samples amplified in step (d), wherein the frequency of said target DNA molecule in said replicate dilution sample is increased compared to the mixed polynucleotide sample in step (a); and
f) serially diluting at least one replicate dilution sample detected in step e) as containing said target DNA molecule until the probability of detecting said target DNA molecule in a diluted sample is less than 0.75, and repeating steps (c) to (e) or (f) at least once,
wherein the probability in (b), (c), and (f) is calculated using a hypergeometric distribution according to the following equation:

where ? is the number of target DNA molecules in the diluted sample, n is the volume of the diluted sample multiplied by 1,000, M is the number of target DNA molecules in the mixed polynucleotide sample, and N is the volume of the mixed polynucleotide sample multiplied by 1,000.

US Pat. No. 10,214,742

TETRAGALNAC CONTAINING CONJUGATES AND METHODS FOR DELIVERY OF OLIGONUCLEOTIDES

Sima Therapeutics, Inc., ...

1. A modular composition, comprising:1) a single stranded oligonucleotide, containing n nucleotides, represented by:
[O1][O2][O3] . . . [On], or
a double stranded oligonucleotide, containing n and n? nucleotides respectively, represented by:
[O1][O2][O3] . . . [On]
[On?] . . . [O3?][O2?][O1?],
wherein n and n? are the same or different integers ranging from 8 to 50;
2) one or more tetraGalNAc ligands of Formula (I), (II) or (III), which may be the same or different, represented by G:

wherein:
X? is —O—, —S—, —CR1R2— or —NR1—, wherein R1 and R2 are each independently selected from the group consisting of hydrogen and C1-C6 alkyl;
m is 1, 2, 3, or 4; and
the bond with “” indicates the point of attachment of the tetraGalNAc ligands to the oligonucleotide, either directly or through one or more linkers; and
optionally, 3) one or more targeting ligands, solubilizing agents, pharmacokinetics enhancing agents, lipids, and/or masking agents, represented by X; and
4) one or more linkers which may be the same or different, represented by L, that attach G or X to the oligonucleotide through the terminal 3? and/or 5? positions of the oligonucleotide, and/or an internal 2? position of the oligonucleotide.

US Pat. No. 10,214,740

RECOMBINANT FUSION PROTEINS AND LIBRARIES FROM IMMUNE CELL REPERTOIRES

GigaGen, Inc., South San...

1. A method of generating a recombinant immunoglobulin library, comprising:mixing RNA transcripts from a single isolated cell with a first primer and a second primer, wherein each of the first primer and the second primer is attached to a bead;
isolating RNA transcripts bound to the first primer or the second primer;
generating from the isolated RNA transcripts, (i) a first polynucleotide comprising a region encoding a first variable domain from the single isolated cell, and (ii) a second polynucleotide comprising a region encoding a second variable domain from the single isolated cell;
generating a plurality of circularized polynucleotide constructs, each comprising the first polynucleotide, the second polynucleotide, and a linker polynucleotide linking the first polynucleotide and the second polynucleotide, wherein each of said plurality of circularized polynucleotide constructs comprises a cognate pair of linked first and second variable domains from said single isolated cell;
inserting a third polynucleotide comprising a sequence encoding a promoter and a sequence encoding a constant region between said first polynucleotide and said second polynucleotide in each of said plurality of circularized polynucleotide constructs, thereby generating a plurality of recombinant immunoglobulin expression constructs;
inserting said plurality of recombinant immunoglobulin expression constructs into a plurality of host cells; and
expressing said plurality of recombinant immunoglobulin expression constructs in said plurality of host cells, thereby generating the recombinant immunoglobulin library comprising a plurality of recombinant immunoglobulins, wherein each of said plurality of recombinant immunoglobulins comprises a linked heavy chain variable domain and a light chain variable domain which are a cognate pair from a single cell from a mammalian donor.

US Pat. No. 10,214,725

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR SOMATIC CELL PROLIFERATION AND VIABILITY

The Regents of The Univer...

1. A method for enhancing proliferation of a neural cell, the method comprising:isolating all heparin binding proteins from a medium conditioned by growth of human embryonic stem cells or human embryonic carcinoma cells, wherein the medium is essentially free of human embryonic stem cells or human embryonic carcinoma cells and wherein the isolating comprises contacting the medium with a solid support conjugated to heparin and eluting the heparin binding proteins bound to the solid support;
contacting the neural cell with a composition comprising all of the heparin binding proteins isolated from the medium conditioned by growth of human embryonic stem cells or human embryonic carcinoma cells,
wherein the contacting is for a period of time sufficient to provide for enhanced proliferation of the neural cell compared to the absence of the heparin binding proteins.

US Pat. No. 10,214,720

LOW RIGIDITY GELS FOR MSC GROWTH MODULATION

Makoto Funaki, Media, PA...

1. A mesenchymal stem cell (MSC)isolated from its biological source,
adhered ex vivo onto the surface of a gel or a gel matrix and in the presence of nutrient material, wherein the surface of said gel or said gel matrix has a rigidity of 250 Pa in the microenvironment of the MSC and comprises adhesion molecules, and
in a quiescent state such that the MSC is arrested in the cell cycle;
wherein said quiescent state is characterized by (i) a lack of proliferation, (ii) a lack of differentiation, (iii) the ability of the MSC to express proteins, and (iv) the ability of the MSC to resume proliferation and differentiation upon exposure to a chemical stimulus, a mechanical stimulus, a physical factor or a combination thereof; and
wherein said MSC exhibits a rounded morphology.

US Pat. No. 10,214,718

DISTRIBUTED PERFUSION BIOREACTOR SYSTEM FOR CONTINUOUS CULTURE OF BIOLOGICAL CELLS

University of Massachuset...

1. A distributed bioreactor system for producing and maintaining a continuous biological cell culture, the system comprising:a nurse perfused bioreactor configured to produce and maintain a cell culture, the nurse perfused bioreactor coupled to a nurse perfusion device;
a plurality of peripheral bioreactors configured to produce and maintain a cell culture in parallel;
an individual and distinct peripheral perfusion device positioned proximal to and coupled to each respective individual and distinct peripheral bioreactor of the plurality of peripheral bioreactors;
one or more control devices coupled to and configured to control the nurse perfusion device and the peripheral perfusion devices;
a multi-way manifold coupled to the nurse perfused bioreactor; and
a plurality of one-way fluid conduits configured to provide fluid communication from the nurse perfused bioreactor to the plurality of peripheral bioreactors, each one-way fluid conduit coupling the nurse perfused bioreactor to one of the peripheral bioreactors using the multi-way manifold;
wherein configuration of the multi-way manifold and the one-way fluid conduits enables transfer of the cell culture from the nurse bioreactor to at least two of the peripheral bioreactors and maintains fluid isolation among each of the peripheral bioreactors.

US Pat. No. 10,214,717

CELL DETERMINATION DEVICE, CELL DETERMINATION METHOD, AND CELL DETERMINATION PROGRAM

FUJIFILM Corporation, To...

1. A cell determination device comprising:a controller configured to
acquire information relating to a proliferation rate of a cell and information relating to a movement distance of the cell per unit time based on a plurality of cell images obtained by imaging the cell in a time series manner,
determine a state of the cell by comparing the information relating to the proliferation rate and the information relating to the movement distance with a threshold value of the proliferation rate and a threshold value of the movement distance respectively, and
acquire information relating to a culture period of the cell,
wherein the controller changes the threshold value of the proliferation rate and the threshold value of the movement distance that are used for the comparison according to the information relating to the culture period.

US Pat. No. 10,214,716

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR CONTINUOUS AUTOMATED PERFUSION SYSTEM HARVESTING FROM IN-SITU FILTRATION PROBE

Flownamics Analytical Ins...

1. A method for monitoring flow, the method comprising:setting an interval during which a pump is run to introduce a flow of sterile media into a reactor;
running the pump to introduce the flow of sterile media into the reactor;
introducing an amount of air into the flow of sterile media flowing into the reactor;
sensing, with a first sensor, a first time when a lead line of the flow of sterile media following the amount of air reaches the first sensor;
sensing, with a second sensor, a second time when the lead line of the flow of sterile media reaches the second sensor;
using the first time and the second time to determine a flow rate for the flow of sterile media; and
adjusting the interval during which the pump is run based on the determined flow rate for the flow of sterile media.

US Pat. No. 10,214,714

PERFUSION BIOREACTOR

New York Stem Cell Founda...

1. A perfusion bioreactor suitable for use in the preparation of a tissue graft segment comprising:a) a graft chamber comprising a graft chamber floor;
b) an equilibration chamber adjacent the graft chamber and in fluid communication with the graft chamber, wherein the equilibration chamber comprises an equilibration chamber floor having a fluid opening opposing the graft chamber and in fluid communication with an inlet; and
c) an outlet disposed downstream of the graft chamber and the equilibration chamber, wherein a fluid path is defined between the inlet and the outlet whereby fluid flows through the graft chamber and the equilibration chamber from the fluid opening to the outlet, and wherein the bioreactor is configured such that fluid enters into the equilibration chamber generally perpendicular to the equilibration chamber floor and the graft chamber floor.

US Pat. No. 10,214,713

APPARATUSES AND METHODS FOR HIGH-THROUGHPUT PROTEIN SYNTHESIS

UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA RES...

1. An apparatus comprising a plurality of devices for cell-free protein synthesis, each of the devices comprising:a) a reaction chamber,
b) at least two feeding chambers, and
c) at least two porous membranes separating the reaction chamber and the at least two feeding chambers, wherein (1) the at least two porous membranes allow passage of certain chemicals between the reaction chamber and the at least two feeding chambers while preventing passage of other chemicals from the reaction chamber and the at least two feeding chambers, and (2) the at least two porous membranes are in substantially vertical position.

US Pat. No. 10,214,712

APPARATUS FOR RECEIVING AND CONDITIONING ORGANIC WASTE BY ANAEROBIC BIOCONVERSION

1. An apparatus for receiving and treating organic waste by anaerobic bioconversion comprising a closed tank (1) which constitutes a bioconversion site, provided in an upper part of the closed tank with a device (4) for storing and pressurizing biogas produced, the closed tank (1) comprising a main enclosure that surrounds an internal and central secondary enclosure which the internal and secondary enclosure is surmounted by a liquid-solid phase separator (2.2),characterized in that:
the internal and central secondary enclosure is a gizzard (2) comprising a cylindrical gizzard body mounted removably along a central axis of the closed tank (1), the cylindrical gizzard body (2) constituting a rotational bearing coupled to a rotatable mechanical stirrer (2.3),
the gizzard (2) forms a sub-assembly with, or is removably connected to, a circulation and distribution unit (3) arranged to control flux of substrate inside the closed tank (1) of the apparatus,
said device (4) for storing and pressurizing biogas produced is a gasometric dome (4) mounted for axial displacement and configured to rotate with the rotatable mechanical stirrer (2.3), driven in rotation by a motorisation device (5.41,5.42) that does not interfere with the axial displacement of the gasometric dome (4), the rotatable mechanical stirrer (2.3) being arranged and configured to agitate a fermentative environment contained in the main enclosure of the closed tank (1), and
the gasometric dome (4) is configured to be retractable or at least partly retractable to provide access to internal parts of the apparatus and to allow the gizzard (2) to be removed from the apparatus.

US Pat. No. 10,214,711

FRACTIONATION OF HOP OILS USING LIQUID AND SUPERCRITICAL CARBON DIOXIDE

TOTALLY NATURAL SOLUTIONS...

1. A method for extracting two or more fractions from hop oil, said method comprising the steps of:a) providing an inert adsorbing support;
b) after step a), loading the hop oil onto the support of step a) at a loading rate ranging between 1 and 70 mass %;
c) after step b), separating a first fraction with liquid carbon dioxide at a first temperature ranging between 0° C. and 30° C. and a first pressure ranging between 40 bars and 72.8 bars and a first flow rate ranging between 1 g and 400 g/kg supported material/min;
d) after step c), separating a second fraction with supercritical carbon dioxide at a second temperature ranging between 31° C. and 80° C. and a second pressure of at least 72.8 bars, and a second flow rate ranging between 1 g and 400 g/kg supported material/min;
e) after step d), separating a further fraction or a new fraction with supercritical carbon dioxide at a temperature of at least 31° C. and a pressure of at least 72.8 bars and a flow rate ranging between 1 g and 400 g/kg supported material/min using a co-solvent at a level ranging between 0.05 vol % and 100 vol % of the CO2 flowrate;
f) soaking the support resulting from step e) into a solvent selected from a group consisting of water, ethanol, and carbon dioxide obtained from biological and sustainable sources; and
g) decanting or filtering the solvent from the support and subsequently evaporating or distilling said solvent.

US Pat. No. 10,214,710

INTERCALATED BLEACH COMPOSITIONS, RELATED METHODS OF MANUFACTURE AND USE

The Clorox Company, Oakl...

1. A composition comprising:a bleach compound having the formula:
Mx(OCl)y(O)m(OH)n
wherein M is at least one of magnesium or calcium and optionally, at least one additional alkaline earth metal;
wherein x and y independently are any number greater than or equal to 1;
wherein m and n independently are any number greater than or equal to 0, but m and n are not both 0;
wherein x is ?3y; and
wherein the composition may be embedded or integrated into a plastic film.

US Pat. No. 10,214,707

AUTOMATIC DISHWASHING DETERGENT COMPOSITION

1. An automatic dishwashing detergent composition having a pH as measured in 1% weight aqueous solution at 25° C. of from about 5 to about 7.5, the composition comprising an esterified alkyl alkoxylated surfactant of general formula (I)
wherein
R is a branched or unbranched alkyl radical having 8 to 16 carbon atoms;
R3, R1 independently of one another, are hydrogen or a branched or unbranched alkyl radical having 1 to 5 carbon atoms;
R2 is an unbranched alkyl radical having 5 to 17 carbon atoms;
l, n independently of one another, are a number from 1 to 5 and
m is a number from 13 to 35;
wherein the composition further comprises an alkoxylated polyalkyleneimine.

US Pat. No. 10,214,706

FRAGRANCE CARRIER

1. A fragrance mixture comprising:a fragrance carrier comprising 1,2,3-triacetoxypropane (triacetin) of formula I:

a Polyamide-3, wherein the 1,2,3-triacetoxypropane and the Polyamide-3 are added together at a 1:1 ratio v/v to form the fragrance mixture configured to melt in a temperature range of 67° C. to 70° C. and wherein the fragrance mixture configured to incorporate an essential oil fragrance at a 1:1 ratio v/v.

US Pat. No. 10,214,705

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR PROCESSING AN ORGANIC OIL IN STEPS

GEA Westfalia Separator G...

1. A method for stepwise processing of an organic oil, the method comprising the steps of:A providing a raw oil;
B degumming the raw oil by adding water and/or acid to the raw oil and forming at least two phases, an aqueous phase and an oil phase, and separating the aqueous phase enriched is phospholipid from the oil phase;
C adding sodium hydrogencarbonate and/or sodium acetate to the oil phase from step B, and removing alkaline earth metal compounds and/or phospholipids and/or sterylglycosides, in solution or suspension in an aqueous phase, from the oil phase; and
D hydrolyzing free fatty acids by adding an alkaline agent to the oil phase from step C and removing these hydrolyzed fatty acids from the oil phase,
wherein the hydrolyzed fatty acids have less than 3 wt % of organic impurities.

US Pat. No. 10,214,704

ANTI-DEGRADATION AND SELF-HEALING LUBRICATING OIL

BAKER HUGHES, A GE COMPAN...

1. A lubricating oil comprising:a base oil; and
an anti-degradation additive comprising nanocapsules having an average particle size of about 1 nm to about 500 nm;
the nanocapsules having a core of a neutralizing material and a polymeric encapsulant configured to release the neutralizing material in an acidic environment,
the encapsulate comprising a pyridine-containing polyurethane, a pyridine-containing polyurea, or a combination comprising at least one of the foregoing, and
the neutralizing material comprising a C10-20 amine, a C10-20 alcohol, or a combination comprising at least one of the foregoing.

US Pat. No. 10,214,702

BIOGAS BLENDING AND VERIFICATION SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Mustang Sampling LLC, Ra...

1. A gas blending system comprising:a biogas feedstock source providing a biogas feedstock stream having a first energy content;
a first sample take-off probe for sample take-off from said biogas feedstock stream for energy content analysis;
an analyzer for energy content analysis and generating data signals representative thereof;
a control unit for receiving said energy content analysis data signal and transmitting a control signal responsive thereto;
a refined gas source in selective fluid communication with said biogas feedstock stream and disposed downstream of said first sample take-off probe, the refined gas source selectively providing a refined gas having a known energy content exceeding that first energy content;
a valve in signal communication with said control unit responding to the transmitted signal, said valve for controlling refined gas flow from said refined gas source, said valve being actuatable between a first open position and a second closed position, where said valve when in said first open position selectively introduces said refined gas into the biogas feedstock stream to generate a blended biogas stream upon detection of said first energy content falling below a preset minimum;
a second sample take-off probe for sample take-off from said blended biogas stream, said second take-off probe being disposed downstream of said refined gas input source, for energy content analysis and energy content verification of said blended biogas stream as meeting or exceeding said preset minimum; and
an output of said blended biogas stream.

US Pat. No. 10,214,701

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PROCESSING OF CARBON-CONTAINING FEED STOCK INTO GASIFICATION GAS

Rain Water, LLC, Ramona,...

1. A downdraft gasification apparatus comprising:an elongated external vessel;
an elongated internal vessel, wherein said internal vessel is located inside said external vessel, thereby forming a void between said internal vessel and said external vessel;
a gasifier trunk, which is characterized by an axis and which comprises an inside surface, outside surface, an upper end and a lower end, a plurality of slits positioned substantially along the length of said gasifier trunk, wherein each of said plurality of slits is characterized by an upper slit end and a lower slit end, wherein at least one of said plurality of slits is characterized by a width at said lower slit end that is greater than a width at said upper slit end and wherein said gasifier trunk is further characterized by a cross-section of said lower end perpendicular to said axis and a cross-section of said upper end perpendicular to said axis, wherein said cross-section of said lower end is greater than said cross-section of said upper end;
a loading mechanism, comprising an elongated loading mechanism trunk and a feedstock feeder for moving said feedstock along said elongated loading mechanism trunk, wherein said loading mechanism is positioned so as to enable the feeding of said feedstock into said upper end of said gasifier trunk and down toward said lower end of said gasifier trunk,
a fire chamber, positioned below said lower end of said gasifier trunk, wherein said fire chamber is configured to allow products of said feedstock to enter said fire chamber after passing through said gasifier trunk,
a gas outlet, and
a slag discharge mechanism positioned adjacent to said lower end of said external vessel.

US Pat. No. 10,214,699

SCALE COLLECTION AND PREDISTRIBUTION TRAY FOR VESSEL WITH DOWNWARD TWO-PHASE FLOW

MORTEN MULLER LTD. APS, ...

1. A method for removal of solid contaminants from a process stream comprising a vapor and a liquid and for predistribution of the liquid to a fine distribution tray in a catalytic reactor vessel with concurrent downflow of the vapor and the liquid, the method comprising the steps of:providing a scale collection and predistribution tray inside said catalytic reactor vessel, said scale collection and predistribution tray having a rim;
passing said liquid through a scale collection zone on said scale collection and predistribution tray for settling and deposit of said solid contaminants;
passing said liquid from said scale collection zone towards a weir located at the rim of said scale collection and predistribution tray;
passing said liquid through apertures to said fine distribution tray; and
passing said vapor from the space above said scale collection and predistribution tray through a flow area between said scale collection zone and a wall of said vessel and through the flow area between said weir and the wall of said vessel to said fine distribution tray.

US Pat. No. 10,214,698

METHOD OF PROCESSING CRACKED NAPHTHA TO MAKE A LOW-SULFUR NAPHTHA PRODUCT

SHELL OIL COMPANY, Houst...

1. A method of processing a cracked feed to make a low-sulfur naphtha product that may suitably be used as a blending component of low-sulfur gasoline, wherein said method comprises:passing said cracked feed to a first catalytic distillation column that defines a volume having both a thioetherification zone and a hydrogenation zone at a relative location below the thioetherification zone, wherein the thioetherification zone provides for simultaneously reacting mercaptans with diolefins contained in said cracked feed to form sulfides and separating by distillation the reaction products and hydrocarbons, wherein the hydrogenation zone provides for simultaneously reacting thiophenes in said cracked feed with hydrogen to form mercaptans and separating by distillation the reaction products and hydrocarbons, wherein said cracked feed is a full range naphtha comprising hydrocarbons boiling in the range of from C5 (boiling temperature of hydrocarbon molecules having five carbon atoms per molecule) to 260° C. (500° F.), at least one organic sulfur compound, at least one olefin compound, and at least one diolefin compound, and wherein said cracked feed has a total organic sulfur concentration in the range of from about 500 ppm to about 2 wt. % (20,000 ppm), an olefin concentration in the range of from about 30 wt. % to 75 wt. %, a diolefin concentration in the range upwardly to 2 wt. %;
yielding from said first catalytic distillation column a light overhead product and a heavy bottoms product;
passing said heavy bottoms product to a second catalytic distillation column providing for the selective hydrodesulfurization of sulfur compounds contained in said heavy bottoms product;
yielding from said second catalytic distillation column an overhead product containing hydrogen sulfide and a bottoms product containing at least one sulfur compound;
passing said overhead product to a hydrogen sulfide stripper column providing for the removal of hydrogen sulfide from said overhead product and yielding a stripped bottoms product;
passing said stripped bottoms product to a polishing reactor providing for the selective hydrogenation of said at least one sulfur compound to yield a first treated heavy cat naphtha stream;
passing said bottoms product containing said at least one sulfur compound to a bottoms reactor providing for hydrotreatment of said bottoms product to yield a second treated heavy cat naphtha stream; and
passing both said first treated heavy cat naphtha stream and said second treated heavy cat naphtha stream to a naphtha stabilizer column providing for removal of light hydrocarbons from said first treated heavy cat naphtha stream and said second treated heavy cat naphtha stream to yield a stabilized heavy cat naphtha stream suitable for use as a low-sulfur gasoline blending component having a sulfur concentration of less than 25 ppmw.

US Pat. No. 10,214,697

PROCESS FOR REMOVING SULPHUR COMPOUNDS FROM HYDROCARBONS

ULTRACLEAN FUEL PTY LIMIT...

1. A process for reducing the sulphur content of a hydrocarbon material containing sulphur compounds, the process comprising:a) contacting the hydrocarbon material with one or more primary oxidants to provide a primary oxidised hydrocarbon material such that the primary oxidant odxidizes the sulphur compounds to sulphoxide and/or sulphone compounds, wherein the primary oxidant is selected from one or more of the group consisting of N-chloroimide, hypobromous acid, hypochlorous acid, electrolyzed oxidizing water and catalysed and co-catalysed hydrogen peroxide;
c) contacting the primary oxidised hydrocarbon material with an extractant to allow at least a portion of the sulphoxide and/or sulphone compounds to be extracted into the extractant to give a sulphoxide and/or sulphone stream and a low sulphur hydrocarbon stream; and
d) separating the sulphoxide and/or sulphone stream from the low sulphur hydrocarbon stream,
wherein the process further includes a step of contacting the primary oxidised hydrocarbon material with a secondary oxidant to provide a secondary oxidised hydrocarbon material, wherein the secondary oxidant is selected from one or more of the group consisting of hydroxyl radicals, liquid ferrate (iron VI), chlorine dioxide and hyperfluorous acid/polar liquid solvent, such that the secondary oxidant oxidizes sulphur compounds to sulphoxide and/or sulphone compounds.

US Pat. No. 10,214,696

SYSTEM AND METHOD OF REFINING USED OIL

1. A system for treating used oil comprising:a reactor having at least one inlet port for receiving used oil and a solvent into a main body of the reactor, the main body providing an environment for the used oil and the solvent to have a chemical reaction to produce a fluid mixture and at least some waste byproducts, the reactor having at least one fluid outlet for routing the fluid mixture out of the main body and one opening for routing the waste byproducts out of the reactor;
a reservoir connected to the at least one fluid outlet for receiving the fluid mixture, the reservoir having a reservoir main body for providing an environment for the fluid mixture to further dissipate waste byproducts to a bottom layer of the fluid mixture, the reservoir also having an outlet channel for routing a top layer of the fluid mixture outside of the reservoir main body and the reservoir having a reservoir waste outlet channel for routing the dissipated waste byproducts outside the reservoir;
a housing connected to the reservoir outlet channel for receiving the top layer of the fluid mixture, the housing having a top opening and a housing outlet channel;
a heating unit for heating the housing to cause the solvent present in the top layer of the fluid mixture to vaporize and escape through the top opening;
a condensation unit for receiving the vaporized solvent and turning the vaporized solvent to liquid, the condensation unit having an outlet channel for routing the liquid into the main body of the reactor for reuse; and
a storage unit for collecting treated oil;
wherein the housing outlet channel provides a route for any remaining fluid in the housing after the vaporized solvent has escaped to flow out of the housing and into the storage unit.

US Pat. No. 10,214,695

PROCESS FOR RECOVERING HEAT FROM A HYDROCARBON SEPARATION

UOP LLC, Des Plaines, IL...

1. A process for separating hydrocarbons and recovering heat from a stream, the process comprising:separating a feed stream comprising hydrocarbons in a first separation zone into an overhead stream and a bottoms stream, the overhead stream being a vapor stream and the bottom stream being a liquid stream;
passing at least a portion of the overhead stream to a compressor configured to produce a first output stream and a second output stream, wherein the second output stream has a greater pressure than the first output stream;
transferring heat from at least a first portion of the first output stream of the compressor to the first separation zone and then passing the first portion of the first output stream of the compressor to the first separation zone;
passing a second portion of the first output stream of the compressor to a second separation zone;
removing heat from the second output stream of the compressor; and,
passing the second output stream of the compressor to the second separation zone,
wherein the second output stream of the compressor is cooled by contact cooling with the second portion of the first output stream of the compressor, the second separation zone has a pressure higher than a pressure of the overhead stream, and the second separation zone is configured such that any vapor in the second separation zone is from the compressor.

US Pat. No. 10,214,694

CONFIGURATION IN SINGLE-LOOP SYNFUEL GENERATION

Primus Green Energy Inc.,...

1. A process for making fuel from synthesis gas comprising the steps of:a. passing the synthesis gas through a first reactor to convert synthesis gas to methanol and water, which produces the first exit stream;
b. passing the first exit stream through a second reactor to convert methanol to dimethylether, which produces a second exit stream;
c. passing the second exit stream through a third reactor containing a third catalyst for converting methanol and dimethylether to fuel and heavy gasoline, and a fourth catalyst for converting the heavy gasoline to isoparaffins, naphthenes, and less substituted aromatics, which produces a third exit stream; and
d. recycling the unreacted synthesis gas in the third exit stream, wherein no removal or separation of the first, second, or third exit streams are effected during the process.

US Pat. No. 10,214,693

FLAME-RETARDANT VANILLIN-DERIVED SMALL MOLECULES

International Business Ma...

1. A flame-retardant vanillin-derived small molecule with a formula of:
wherein M is a flame-retardant substituent;
wherein FR is a phosphorus-based moiety; and
wherein R is a substituent selected from a group consisting of a phenyl substituent, an allyl substituent, and a thioether substituent.

US Pat. No. 10,214,692

LIQUID-CRYSTALLINE MEDIUM

MERCK PATENT GMBH, Darms...

1. A liquid-crystalline medium comprising:at least one compound of formula I,

in which
R1 and
R1* each, independently of one another, denote an alkyl or alkoxy radical having 1 to 15 C atoms, where, in addition, one or more CH2 groups in these radicals may each optionally be replaced, independently of one another, by —C?C—, —CF2O—, —CH?CH—,
—O—, —CO—O—, —O—CO— in such a way that O atoms are not linked directly to one another, and in which, in addition, one or more H atoms may each optionally be replaced by halogen,Z1 and Z2 each, independently of one another, denote a single bond, —CH2CH2—, —CH?CH—, —CH2O—, —OCH2—, —CF2O—, —OCF2—, —COO—, —OCO—, —C2F4—, —C?C—, —CF?CF—, or —CH?CHCHO—, and
L1-3 each, independently of one another, denote F, Cl, CF3, OCF3 or CHF2; and
at least one compound selected from formulas IIA-13 to IIA-31, IIA-44 to IIA-52, IIB-7 to IIB-10, L-1 to L-11, T-1 to T-12, T-14 to T-21, BC, CR, PH-1, PH-2, BF-1, BF-2, BS-1, BS-2, O-6, P-1 to P-4, Z-1 to Z-9, and B-1a:
whereinalkyl and alkyl* each, independently of one another, denote a straight-chain alkyl radical having 1-6 C atoms,
alkenyl and alkenyl* each, independently of one another, denote a straight-chain alkenyl radical having 2-6 C atoms, and
(O) denotes a single bond or —O—;
whereinR, R1 and R2 each, independently of one another, denote H, an alkyl or alkenyl radical having up to 15 C atoms which is unsubstituted, or monosubstituted by CN or CF3 or at least monosubstituted by halogen, where, in addition, one or more CH2 groups in these radicals may each optionally be replaced by —O—, —S—,
—C?C—, —CF2O—, —OCF2—, —OC—O— or —O—CO— in such a way that O atoms are not linked directly to one another,(O) denotes a single bond or —O—,
alkyl denotes an alkyl radical having 1-6 C atoms, and
s denotes 1 or 2;
whereinR denotes a straight-chain alkyl or alkoxy radical having 1-7 C atoms or alkenyl having 2-6 C atoms,
(O) denotes a single bond or —O—,
m=0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 or 6, and
n denotes 0, 1, 2, 3 or 4;
whereinRB1, RB2, RCR1, RCR2, R1, R2 each, independently of one another, denote H, an alkyl or alkenyl radical having up to 15 C atoms which is unsubstituted, or monosubstituted by CN or CF3 or at least monosubstituted by halogen, where, in addition, one or more CH2 groups in these radicals may each optionally be replaced by —O—, —S—,
—C?C—, —CF2O—, —OCF2—, —OC—O— or —O—CO— in such a way that O atoms are not linked directly to one another,c is 0, 1 or 2, and
d is 1 or 2;
whereinR1 and R2 each, independently of one another, denote H, an alkyl or alkenyl radical having up to 15 C atoms which is unsubstituted, or monosubstituted by CN or CF3 or at least monosubstituted by halogen, where, in addition, one or more CH2 groups in these radicals may each optionally be replaced by —O—, —S—,
—C?C—, —CF2O—, —OCF2—, —OC—O— or —O—CO— in such a way that O atoms are not linked directly to one another;whereinR denotes straight-chain alkyl, alkoxy or alkenyl, each having up to 6 C atoms respectively, and
X denotes F, Cl, CF3, OCF3, OCHFCF3 or CCF2CHFCF3;
in whichR denotes H, an alkyl or alkenyl radical having up to 15 C atoms which is unsubstituted, or monosubstituted by CN or CF3 or at least monosubstituted by halogen, where, in addition, one or more CH2 groups in these radicals may each optionally be replaced by —O—, —S—,
—C?C—, —CF2O—, —OCF2—, —OC—O— or —O—CO— in such a way that O atoms are not linked directly to one another,(O) denotes a single bond or —O—, and
alkyl denotes an alkyl radical having 1-6 C atoms;
whereinalkyl* denotes an alkyl radical having 1 6 C atoms.

US Pat. No. 10,214,691

LIQUID-CRYSTALLINE MEDIUM

MERCK PATENT GMBH, Darms...

1. A liquid-crystalline medium comprising:at least one compound of formula I,

in which
R1 and
R1* each, independently of one another, denote an alkyl or alkoxy radical having 1 to 15 C atoms, where, in addition, one or more CH2 groups in these radicals are each optionally replaced, independently of one another, by —C?C—, —CF2O—, —CH?CH—,

 —O—, —CO—O—, —O—CO— in such a way that O atoms are not linked directly to one another, and in which, in addition, one or more H atoms are each optionally replaced by halogen,
Z1 and Z2 each, independently of one another, denote a single bond, —CH2CH2—, —CH?CH—, —CH2O—, —OCH2—, —CF2O—, —OCF2—, —COO—, —OCO—, —C2F4—, —C?C—, —CF?CF—, or —CH?CHCHO—, and
L1-3 each, independently of one another, denote F, Cl, CF3, OCF3 or CHF2, and
at least one compound selected from

in which
R2A, R2B and R2C each, independently of one another, denote alkenyl radical having 2 to 6 C atoms which is unsubstituted, monosubstituted by CN or CF3 or at least monosubstituted by halogen, where, in addition, one or more CH2 groups in these radicals are each optionally replaced by —O—, —S—,

 —C?C—, CF2O—, —OCF2—, —OC—O— or —O—CO— in such a way that O atoms are not linked directly to one another,
L1-4 each, independently of one another, denote F, Cl, CF3 or CHF2,
Z2 and Z2? each, independently of one another, denote a single bond, —CH2CH2—, —CH?CH—, —CF2O—, —OCF2—, —CH2O—, —OCH2—, —COO—, —OCO—, —C2F4—, —CF?CF—, or—CH?CHCH2O—,
(O) denotes a single bond or —O—,
p denotes 0, 1 or 2,
q denotes 0 or 1, and
v denotes 1 to 6.

US Pat. No. 10,214,690

LIQUID CRYSTAL COMPOSITION AND A LIQUID CRYSTAL DISPLAY INCLUDING THE SAME

SAMSUNG DISPLAY CO., LTD....

1. A liquid crystal composition, comprising a liquid crystal compound represented by Formula 1:
wherein
is selected from
X1 and X2 are each independently selected from fluorine, CF3, or CnH2n+1,
Z is selected from a single bond, a double bond, CF2CF2, OCF2, or CF2O,
R1 is selected from hydrogen, fluorine, CF3, CnH2n+1, or CnH2n+1O,
R2 is selected from hydrogen, fluorine, CF3, CnH2n+1, or OCnH2n+1,
is selected from
X3 and X4 are each independently selected from hydrogen, fluorine, CF3, or CnH2n+1,
m is a natural number selected from 1 or 2, and
n is a natural number selected from 1 to 5.

US Pat. No. 10,214,689

FLUORESCENT MATERIAL AND LIGHT EMITTING DEVICE

NATIONAL INSTITUTE FOR MA...

1. A fluorescent material comprising at least an A element, a M element, a D element, a E element, and an X element,the A element being at least one element selected from the group consisting of Sr, Mg, Ca, and Ba;
the M element being at least one element selected from the group consisting of Eu, Mn, Ce, Pr, Nd, Sm, Tb, Dy, and Yb;
the D element being at least one element selected from the group consisting of Si, Ge, Sn, Ti, Zr, and Hf;
the E element being at least one element selected from the group consisting of Al, B, Ga, In, Sc, Y, and La;
the X element being at least one element selected from the group consisting of O, N, and F; and
a molar ratio of the M element to a sum of the A element and the M element [M/(A+M)] being 0.06 or less.

US Pat. No. 10,214,687

METHOD FOR PRODUCING AND METHOD FOR PROCESSING COMPLEX FLUORIDE PHOSPHOR

SHIN-ETSU CHEMICAL CO., L...

1. A method for producing a red phosphor that is a manganese-activated complex fluoride represented by the formula (1):A2MF6:Mn  (1)
wherein M is one or more tetravalent element selected from the group consisting of silicon, titanium, zirconium, hafnium, germanium and tin, and A is one or more alkali metal selected from the group consisting of lithium, sodium, potassium, rubidium and cesium, and includes at least sodium and/or potassium, the method comprising the steps of:
mixing, as reaction raw materials, a solid of a complex fluoride represented by the formula (2):
A2MF6  (2)
wherein M is one or more tetravalent element selected from the group consisting of silicon, titanium, zirconium, hafnium, germanium and tin, and A is one or more alkali metal selected from the group consisting of lithium, sodium, potassium, rubidium and cesium, and includes at least sodium and/or potassium, and a solid of a manganese compound represented by the formula (3):
A2MnF6  (3)
wherein A is one or more alkali metal selected from the group consisting of lithium, sodium, potassium, rubidium and cesium, and includes at least sodium and/or potassium, and
heating the mixture at a temperature of at least 100° C. and not above 500° C., wherein
the mixture is combined with a solid of a hydrogenfluoride represented by the formula (4):
A1F.nHF  (4)wherein A1 is one or more alkali metal or ammonium selected from the group consisting of sodium, potassium, rubidium and NH4, and n is a number that is at least 0.7 and not more than 4, and heating the mixture.

US Pat. No. 10,214,686

METHODS FOR ENCAPSULATING NANOCRYSTALS AND RESULTING COMPOSITIONS

Nanosys, Inc., Milpitas,...

1. A microsphere comprising:a composition comprising:
luminescent core-shell nanocrystals; and
an inorganic layer covering each of the luminescent core-shell nanocrystals; and
a barrier layer, disposed on the inorganic layer, configured to hermetically seal the composition, wherein the barrier layer consists essentially of SiO2, TiO2, or Al2O3.

US Pat. No. 10,214,685

OPTICAL ELEMENT FOR CORRECTING COLOR BLINDNESS

Nitto Denko Corporation, ...

1. An ocular lens comprising: an optical element comprising a luminescent compound polymerized into a substantially transparent matrix; wherein the lens is configured so that the optical element modifies a color of an object or image viewed through the optical element by a user to thereby allow the user to better distinguish colors.

US Pat. No. 10,214,684

FRICTION REDUCERS AND WELL TREATMENT FLUIDS

BWA WATER ADDITIVES UK LI...

1. A well treatment fluid comprising (a) tri n-butyl n-tetradecyl phosphonium chloride (TTPC) and (b) a polymeric friction reducer, the polymeric friction reducer comprising a copolymer of acrylamide and acrylic acid, wherein the TTPC is provided in an amount such that the well treatment fluid exhibits a reduction in friction relative to the well treatment fluid lacking the TTPC.

US Pat. No. 10,214,683

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PRODUCING HYDROCARBONS FROM HYDROCARBON BEARING ROCK VIA COMBINED TREATMENT OF THE ROCK AND SUBSEQUENT WATERFLOODING

BP Corporation North Amer...

28. A method for recovering hydrocarbons from hydrocarbon bearing rock in a hydrocarbon recovery operation, the method comprising:(a) applying an aqueous solution to the rock, wherein the aqueous solution comprises water, a thermally activated chemical species, and a plurality of nanoparticles, wherein the thermally activated chemical species is urea, a urea derivative, or a carbamate, wherein the thermally activated chemical agent is thermally activated at or above a threshold temperature between 20° and 150° C. and wherein each nanoparticle has an outer surface that is partially water-wet and partially oil-wet;
(b) thermally activating the thermally activated chemical species in the aqueous solution during or after (a) at a temperature equal to or greater than the threshold temperature to produce carbon-dioxide and at least one of ammonia, amine, and alkanolamine within the rock;
(c) forming a gas-in-water foam in the rock with carbon dioxide gas;
(d) reacting the ammonia, amine, or alkanolamine with organic acids in the hydrocarbons to form surfactants in the rock; and
(e) emulsifying the hydrocarbons in the rock with the surfactants to form an oil-in-water emulsion;
(f) increasing a water wettability of the rock in response to the thermally activation in (b); and
(g) flushing the rock with water after (a), (b), (c), (d), (e), and (f).

US Pat. No. 10,214,682

MICRO-PROPPANT FRACTURING FLUID COMPOSITIONS FOR ENHANCING COMPLEX FRACTURE NETWORK PERFORMANCE

HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVIC...

9. A method comprising:introducing a fracturing fluid into a wellbore, wherein the fracturing fluid comprises:
an aqueous-based carrier fluid,
a viscoelastic surfactant present in the fracturing fluid at a concentration of between about 1% and about 5% by volume and comprises an amphoteric surfactant having the formula:

where R1 is a saturated or unsaturated, linear or branched, hydrocarbon group of from about 17 to about 29 carbon atoms; R2 and R3 are each a straight chain or branched alkyl or hydroxyalkyl group of from 1 to about 6 carbon atoms; R4 is a H, alkyl or hydroxyalkyl group of from 1 to about 4 carbon atoms; k is an integer of from 2-20; m is an integer from 1-20; and n is an integer of from 0-20, and
micro-proppant particulates having a median particle size of less than 150 ?m; and
delivering the micro-proppant particulates into a secondary fracture of the wellbore.

US Pat. No. 10,214,681

METHOD FOR TREATING A SUBTERRANEAN FORMATION

SCHLUMBERGER TECHNOLOGY C...

1. A method for treating a subterranean formation, the method comprising:combining an aqueous fluid, a biomaterial, an enzyme, and a deactivator to form a non-crosslinked treatment fluid; and
introducing the non-crosslinked treatment fluid into the subterranean formation; wherein:
the enzyme degrades the biomaterial; and
the deactivator is an oxygen-containing arene capable of inhibiting the enzyme from degrading the biomaterial,
wherein the deactivator comprises at least one of a naphthol, dimethoxybenzene, trimethoxybenzene, and a structure represented by

wherein:
R7 represents an alkyl group having about 1 to about 5 atoms optionally including one or more heteroatoms, and
R3, R4, R5, and R6 each independently represents a hydrogen atom, a hydroxyl group, an alkyl group, an alkene group, an ester, a carboxylic acid, an alcohol, an aldehyde, a ketone, an aryl, an aryloxy, cycloalkyl, a carbonyl, or an amino group,
wherein the non-crosslinked treatment fluid does not crosslink.

US Pat. No. 10,214,680

STABILITY IMPROVEMENT OF CO2 FOAM FOR ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY APPLICATIONS USING POLYELECTROLYTES AND POLYELECTROLYTE COMPLEX NANOPARTICLES

The University of Kansas,...

1. In a foam including a non-liquid fluid phase and a liquid dispersion phase, the improvement comprising:the foam having a foam quality ranging from 60% to 90% determined as a percentage total foam volume occupied by the non-liquid fluid phase;
the liquid dispersion phase being a dispersion of polyelectrolyte material and surfactant in water,
the polyelectrolyte material and the surfactant being combined in a ratio of surfactant to polyelectrolyte material ranging from 3:1 to 9:1;
the polyelectrolyte material forming nanoparticles by electrostatic interaction of a cationic and an anionic polyelectrolyte,
the nanoparticles being located at lamellae of the liquid dispersion phase in an effective amount to stabilize the foam;
the polyelectrolyte material being present in an amount ranging from 0.1% to 5% of the liquid phase by weight; and
the non-liquid fluid phase being CO2 in a supercritical state.

US Pat. No. 10,214,679

COMPOSITION AND METHOD FOR RECOVERING HYDROCARBON FLUIDS FROM A SUBTERRANEAN RESERVOIR

Ecolab USA Inc., St. Pau...

1. A method of modifying the permeability to water of a subterranean formation, the method comprising:introducing into the subterranean formation a composition comprising crosslinked expandable polymeric microparticles having an unexpanded volume average particle size diameter from about 0.05 to about 2,000 microns,
wherein the microparticles comprise labile internal crosslinks with a crosslinking agent content from about 50 to about 200,000 ppm of at least one labile crosslinker based on a molar ratio of said polymeric microparticles, wherein the labile crosslinks are capable of cleavage at or below neutral pH,
wherein the microparticles comprise from 0 to about 900 ppm of at least one non-labile crosslinker based on a molar ratio of said polymeric microparticles, and
wherein the at least one labile crosslinker is selected from at least one of the following structures 1-11, 13, and 15-26:

US Pat. No. 10,214,676

USE OF CSH-SEED MODIFIED FIBERS IN OIL FIELD APPLICATIONS

BASF SE, Ludwigshafen (D...

1. A method of utilizing fibers in borehole cementing in the development, exploitation and completion of underground mineral oil and natural gas deposits and in wells, comprising:providing reinforcing fibers,
wherein calcium silicate hydrate crystallization seeds are attached to said fibers via linker moieties,
wherein the fibers are selected from polyvinyl alcohol fibers, polyolefin fibers, polysaccharide fibers and mixtures thereof,
wherein the linker moieties comprise one or more functional groups selected from the group consisting of amine, ammonium, amide, nitrate, sulfate, sulfonate, sulfonamide, carboxylate, silanol, phosphate, phosphinate or phosphonate functional groups,
providing a cement slurry incorporating the fibers,
pumping the slurry into a borehole, and
allowing the slurry to harden.

US Pat. No. 10,214,675

SALT-FREE INVERT EMULSION DRILLING FLUIDS AND METHODS OF DRILLING BOREHOLES

Halliburton Energy Servic...

1. A method for drilling in a subterranean formation comprising:providing an invert emulsion drilling fluid comprising:
an oleaginous continuous phase;
an internal phase comprising an alcohol, wherein the alcohol in the internal phase comprises at least about 40% by weight of the internal phase; and
a suspension agent comprising a combination of a hydrophobic amine and an organic acid,
wherein the organic acid is selected from the group consisting of: lactic acid, formic acid, acrylic acid, acetic acid, chloroacetic acid, dichloroacetic acid, trichloroacetic acid, trifluoroacetic acid, propanoic acid, butyric acid, pentanoic acid, hexanoic acid, heptanoic acid, oxalic acid, malonic acid, succinic acid, glutaric acid, adipic acid, pimelic acid, suberic acid, azelaic acid, sebacic acid, maleic acid, fumaric acid, aspartic acid, citric acid, isocitric acid, aconitic acid, tartaric acid, benzoic acid, p-amino benzoic acid, phthalic acid, terephthalic acid, trimesic acid, and any combination or derivative thereof,
wherein the hydrophobic amine is a 36 carbon fatty dimer diamine with the molecular structure:
and drilling in at least a portion of the subterranean formation with the drilling fluid.

US Pat. No. 10,214,674

WEIGHTED WELL FLUIDS

HALLIBURTON ENERGY SERVIC...

1. An aqueous-based wellbore fluid comprising:(a) an aqueous solvent;
(b) a weighting agent comprising one or more organic cationic tungstate, or molybdate, or silicate salts dissolved in the solvent;
(c) one or more solid weighting agents; and
wherein the one or more organic cationic tungstates, molybdates, and/or silicates is in an amount such that the density of the aqueous-based fluid composition is from about 15 to about 22 lbs/gal.

US Pat. No. 10,214,672

HEAT-STORAGE MATERIAL, AND HEAT-STORAGE MEMBER, STORAGE CONTAINER, TRANSPORTATION/STORAGE CONTAINER, CONSTRUCTION MATERIAL, AND ARCHITECTURAL STRUCTURE USING THE SAME

SHARP KABUSHIKI KAISHA, ...

2. A heat-storage material comprising:a heat-storage substance which reversibly changes between an aqueous solution containing tetrabutylammonium bromide and a clathrate hydrate containing the tetrabutylammonium bromide as a guest molecule;
ammonium alum dodecahydrate which is added to the aqueous solution; and
a poor solvent for the ammonium alum dodecahydrate, which is added to the aqueous solution, wherein
a concentration of the tetrabutylammonium bromide in the aqueous solution is approximately 25 wt % or more and 40 wt % or less, and
a concentration of the ammonium alum dodecahydrate in the aqueous solution is equal to or more than 2 wt %.

US Pat. No. 10,214,670

REFRIGERANT COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF USE

TRANE INTERNATIONAL INC.,...

1. A method of reducing flammability of a refrigerant composition in a heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system, comprising:adding R32 refrigerant into the composition;
adding R1234yf refrigerant into the composition; and
adding an amount of R125 refrigerant into the composition, the R125 refrigerant is relatively less flammable than the R32 refrigerant and the R1234yf refrigerant, wherein the amount of R125 refrigerant is 5.5% by weight, 6.5% by weight, 7.5% by weight, or from 10.5% to 20% by weight, and wherein the percentage by weight of the R32 refrigerant and the R1234yf refrigerant respectively ranges from 64.0 to 69.0 and from 25.5 to 28.5.

US Pat. No. 10,214,667

ADHESIVE TAPE FOR PREVENTING ADHESION OF AQUATIC ORGANISMS

NITTO DENKO CORPORATION, ...

1. A pressure-sensitive adhesive tape for preventing adhesion of aquatic organisms comprising an antifouling layer, a base material layer and a pressure-sensitive adhesive layer in this order, wherein the base material layer contains 50% by weight to 100% by weight of an ionomer resin, and wherein the antifouling layer contains an addition-type silicone resin and a polyether-modified silicone oil,wherein the polyether modified silicone oil is represented by formula (1):
wherein, in the formula (1), R each independently represents an alkyl group having from 1 to 3 carbon atoms, R1 represents an alkylene group having from 1 to 4 carbon atoms, R2 represents a hydrogen atom or an alkyl group having from 1 to 15 carbon atoms, R3 is a polyoxyalkylene group represented by —(C2H4O)a—(C3H6O)b—, a is from 1 to 50, b is from 0 to 30, m is 1 to 7,000, and n is from 1 to 50.

US Pat. No. 10,214,666

OPTICALLY CLEAR ADHESIVES FOR DURABLE PLASTIC BONDING

3M Innovative Properties ...

1. An optically clear adhesive comprising:a copolymer of a monomer mixture comprising:
25 to 80 parts by mass of an alkyl (meth)acrylate;
15 to 50 parts by mass of a hydroxyl group-containing monomer;
5 to 25 parts by mass of a macromer having a glass transition temperature (Tg) of 50° C. or higher, wherein the monomers that constitute the main chain of the macromer includes methacrylate monomers, styrene-based monomers or acrylonitrile, and wherein the number molecular weight of the macromer in Dalton is 2000 or higher and 50000 or lower; and
a crosslinkable monomer comprising difunctional (meth)acrylates or polyfunctional (meth)acrylates, wherein when the total quantity of the alkyl (meth)acrylate, the hydroxyl group-containing monomer, and the macromer is 100 parts by mass, the crosslinkable monomer is at a quantity of 0.01 parts by mass or higher and 5 parts by mass or lower,
wherein the copolymer contains substantially no acidic groups, wherein the acid value of the copolymer that contains substantially no acidic groups is 5 mg KOH/g or lower.

US Pat. No. 10,214,664

FLOOR MARKING TAPE

1. A floor marking tape adhered to a floor wherein the floor marking tape establishes a boundary on the floor; the combination comprising:a floor having an uppermost surface; the uppermost surface of the floor configured to support personnel and equipment thereupon;
a floor marking tape having a body that has an upper surface and a lower surface; the lower surface facing the uppermost surface of the floor to which the floor marking tape is adhered such that the body of the floor marking tape is disposed above the uppermost surface of the floor;
the body of the floor marking tape having a longitudinal direction;
the body of the floor marking tape having first and second lateral edge portions disposed in the longitudinal direction; each of the first and second lateral edge portions having an upper surface and a lower surface;
each of the first and second lateral edge portions having a width defined in a direction perpendicular to the longitudinal direction;
the upper surface of each lateral edge portion comprising an extension of the upper surface of the body;
the lower surface of each lateral edge portion being a flat coplanar extension of the lower surface of the body;
the entire body of each lateral edge portion being tapered with the upper surface of the first lateral edge portion extending to the lower surface of the first lateral edge portion and the upper surface of the second lateral edge portion extending to the lower surface of the second lateral edge portion;
each of the first and second lateral edge portions having a maximum height that is less than its width; and
an adhesive securing the lower surface of the body to the uppermost surface of the floor to establish a boundary.

US Pat. No. 10,214,663

CHEMICAL-MECHANICAL POLISHING COMPOSITION COMPRISING ORGANIC/INORGANIC COMPOSITE PARTICLES

ST. LAWRENCE NANOTECHNOLO...

20. A process, comprising:chemical-mechanical polishing a substrate with a composition comprising an amount of composite particles (A1) and water (E) while applying the composition onto the substrate as a continuous stream or in dropwise fashion, wherein each of the composite particles (A1) comprises
(i) a continuous matrix phase comprising an addition polymer of one or more ethylenically unsaturated monomers;
and
(ii) one or more dispersed phases dispersed in the continuous matrix phase and each consisting of a plurality of divided phase domains consisting of inorganic solid material.

US Pat. No. 10,214,662

METHOD OF PRINTING, IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS AND PRINT

Xerox Corporation, Norwa...

1. A multi-pass printing method comprising:passing a substrate through a printer wherein an image is printed onto the substrate;
applying a release fluid on the substrate having the printed image; and
passing a same side of the substrate through the printer to apply a toner layer onto the substrate having a printed image, wherein the release fluid comprises;
a blend of an amino functional silicone fluid and a non-functional silicone fluid wherein the amino silicone functional fluid is represented by:
wherein Q represents —R1—X, wherein R1 represents an alkyl group having from about 1 to about 10 carbons, X represents —NH2 or —NHR2NH2 with R2 having the same description as R1, n is an integer from 1 to 50, m is an integer from 10 to 5,000, wherein the non-functional silicone fluid is represented by:wherein r is an integer from 10 to 5,000, wherein T1 and T2 are methyl (—CH3), or hydroxyl (—OH), wherein an amount of the amino functional silicone fluid is from about 10 weight percent to about 90 weight percent of the release fluid and an amount of the non-functional silicone fluid is from about 10 weight percent to about 90 weight percent of the release fluid, wherein an amount of silanol (Si—OH) is less than 200 ppm in the release fluid.

US Pat. No. 10,214,656

COPPER NANOPARTICLES AND PRODUCTION METHOD FOR SAME, COPPER NANOPARTICLE FLUID DISPERSION, COPPER NANOINK, COPPER NANOPARTICLE PRESERVATION METHOD, AND COPPER NANOPARTICLE SINTERING METHOD

A SCHOOL CORPORATION KANS...

1. Copper nanoparticles each having a central portion comprising a copper single crystal, and a protective layer surrounding the central portion;(1) the copper nanoparticles having an average particle diameter of 10 nm or less;
(2) the protective layer containing at least one member selected from the group consisting, of C3-6 primary alcohols, C3-6 secondary alcohols, and derivatives thereof; and
(3) the protective layer having a boiling point or thermal decomposition point of 150° C. or less;
wherein the at least one member selected from the group consisting of C3-6 primary alcohols C3-6 secondary alcohols, and derivatives thereof has a group represented by the following formula (1) or (2):

wherein in formulas (1) and (2), the asterisk (*) represents a bonding hand.

US Pat. No. 10,214,655

METAL NANOPARTICLE INK DISPERSION

XEROX CORPORATION, Norwa...

1. A metal nanoparticle inkjet ink dispersion made by mixing ingredients comprising:a first solvent being nonpolar and having a boiling point above 160° C. at 1 atmosphere pressure;
a second solvent having a boiling point above 230° C. at 1 atmosphere pressure, the second solvent being a C10 to C18 arylcycloalkane and having a higher boiling point than the first solvent; and
a plurality of metal nanoparticles,
wherein a weight percent of the first solvent is greater than the weight percent of the second solvent in the inkjet ink dispersion.

US Pat. No. 10,214,653

REFRACTORY ARTICLE AND PRODUCTION METHOD THEREOF

COVESTRO DEUTSCHLAND AG, ...

1. A refractory article comprising(1) a core material comprising a composite wood-based structural material
and
(2) a refractory layer covering one or more surfaces of the core material, and
comprising a non-foamed polyisocyanurate resin, wherein:
the non-foamed polyisocyanurate resin comprises the reaction product of a polyisocyanate with an active hydrogen-containing compound, and a flame retardant; in which said active hydrogen-containing compound comprises a polyol having two or more hydroxyl groups, a hydroxyl number of 120 to 2000 mg-KOH/g, a functionality of 2 to 4, and a molecular weight of 50 to 2000; and from 5 to 30 parts by weight of said active hydrogen-containing compound is used per 100 parts by weight of polyisocyanate; and said flame retardant comprises from 10 to 20 parts by weight of aluminum hydroxide and from 5 to 10 parts by weight of red phosphorus, based on 100 parts by weight of said polyisocyanate, wherein the weight ratio of aluminum hydroxide to red phosphorus is from 1:1 to 4:1.

US Pat. No. 10,214,555

METHOD FOR LIQUID-PHASE SYNTHESIS OF NUCLEIC ACID

TAKEDA PHARMACEUTICAL COM...

1. A compound represented by the following formula (I):
wherein
X represents a benzyl-type protective group,
R1 represents an aliphatic acyl-type protective group;
Y represents a hydroxyl protected group with a silyl-type protective group, a hydrogen atom, a halogen atom, cyano group, or a C1-6 alkoxy group;
Base represents

wherein each black circle denotes the site binding to the moiety of the following formula:

in the compound represented by the formula (I) above, and each asterisk denotes the site binding to another moiety of the compound represented by the formula (I) above to form said compound;
Z represents an oxygen atom;
ring Ar represents a benzene ring;
R2 represents an optionally substituted C10-30 alkoxy group;
R3 independently represents a halogen atom, cyano group, or optionally substituted C1-30 alkoxy group;
n represents an integer of 1 or 2;
with the proviso that no silyl or silyloxy substitutent moiety can include any Si—H moiety therein,
or a salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,214,547

BETA-LACTAMASE INHIBITORS

VENATORX PHARMACEUTICALS,...

1. A compound represented by the following structures, or a stereoisomer thereof:

US Pat. No. 10,214,540

COMPOUND HAVING AGONISTIC ACTIVITY ON SOMATOSTATIN RECEPTOR, AND USE THEREOF FOR MEDICAL PURPOSES

ONO PHARMACEUTICAL CO., L...

1. A compound of the following formula (I):
wherein
R1 is (1) halogen, (2) hydroxyl, (3) C1-4 alkyl which may be substituted with substituents selected from the group consisting of (a) —OR7 and (b) halogen, (4) C1-4 alkoxy, or (5) C3-8 cycloalkyl;
p is an integer of 0 to 3;
when p is 2 or more, each R1 may be same or different;
R2 is (1) halogen, (2) oxo, (3) —OR3, (4) —COR4, (5) —COOR5, (6) —SO2R6, (7) C1-4 alkyl which may be substituted with substituents selected from the group consisting of (a) —OR7, (b) —COR8, (c) —COOR9, (d) —SO2R10, (e) halogen, and (f) cyano, (8) C3-6 monocyclic carbon ring which may be substituted with substituents selected from the group consisting of (a) C1-4 alkyl, (b) phenyl, and (c) hydroxymethyl, (9) 5 to 6 membered monocyclic hetero ring which may be substituted with substituents selected from the group consisting of (a) C1-4 alkyl, (b) phenyl, and (c) hydroxymethyl, (10) —NR76R77, (11) —CONR78R79, (12) —NR80COR81 or (13) cyano;
R3 and R7 are independently (1) hydrogen, (2) C1-4 alkyl, (3) C1-4 haloalkyl, or (4) —COR4;
R4 and R8 are independently C1-4 alkyl or amino;
R5, R6, R9 and R10 are independently hydrogen or C1-4 alkyl;
R76 to R81 are independently hydrogen or C1-4 alkyl;
q is an integer of 0 to 3;
when q is 2 or more, more than one R2 may be same or different;
Ring A is benzene, benzimidazole, indazole, indole, imidazole, triazole, pyrazole, pyridine, pyrimidine, thiophene, oxazole, thiazole, or oxadiazole;
Ring G is benzene;
Y in Ring B is N or CH;
L is (1) bond, (2) —CR21?CR22?, (3) —X?, (4) —X—CR23R24?, (5) —CR25R26—X?, (6) —X—CR27R28—O?, (7) —X—O—CR29R30?, (8) —O—CR31R32—X?, or (9) —CR33R34—O—X?, wherein the arrow is a binding position in each group;
R21 to R34 is independently hydrogen or C1-4 alkyl;
X is (1) —O—, (2) —C(?O)—, (3) —NR41—, (4) —C(?O)—NR42—, or (5) —NR43—C(?O)—;
R41 to R43 are independently hydrogen or C1-4 alkyl;
M is (1) bond, (2) —O—(C1-3 alkylene)-, or (3) —(C1-3 alkylene)-O—;
Z is pyrrolidine, piperidine, or octahydropyridooxazine, which each may be substituted with the substituents selected from the group consisting of (a) halogen, (b) —NR53R54, (c) —OR55, (d) C1-4 alkyl which may be substituted with —NR56R57 and/or —OR58, and (e) oxo, with the proviso that Z is not piperidine, when M is bond and Y in Ring B is N;
R53 to R58 are independently hydrogen, C1-4 alkyl, C1-4 haloalkyl, C1-4 acyl, —C(?O)—O—(C1-4 alkyl), —C(?O)—OCH2R68, oxetanyl, or oxolanyl; and
R68 is (1) C5-6 monocyclic carbon ring which may be substituted with the substituents selected from the group consisting of (a) C1-4 alkyl and (b) oxo, or (2) 5 to 6 membered monocyclic hetero ring which may be substituted with the substituents selected from the group consisting of (a) C1-4 alkyl and (b) oxo,
a salt thereof, an N-oxide thereof, or a solvate thereof,
with the proviso that the following compounds are excluded:
1,3-diphenyl-2-(1-pyrrolidinyl)benzene, 1,3-diphenyl-2-(1-piperidinyl)benzene, N-[2-(2,6-diphenylphenoxy)ethyl]piperidine, N-[2-(2,6-diphenylphenoxy)ethyl]-N-methylpiperidinium tetrafluoroborate, and N-[3-(2,6-diphenylphenoxy)propyl]-N-methylpiperidinium tetrafluoroborate.

US Pat. No. 10,214,532

PROCESS FOR PREPARING IBRUTINIB

Shanghai Dude Medical Sci...

1. A process for preparing ibrutinib, comprisingStep 1: reacting a compound of Formula 1 with a compound of Formula 4 in the presence of a base and a catalyst to produce a compound of Formula 8,

Step 2: reacting the compound of Formula 8 with a compound of Formula 2-1 in the presence of a base to produce ibrutinib,

wherein X1 is independently selected from the group consisting of Cl, Br and I; X2 is independently selected from the group consisting of Cl and Br.

US Pat. No. 10,214,515

SUBSTITUTED PYRAZOLES AS INHIBITORS OF FIBROBLAST GROWTH FACTOR RECEPTOR

Zhejiang Hisun Pharmaceut...

20. A pharmaceutical composition comprising an effective amount of the compound according to claim 1, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt, tautomer or stereoisomer thereof, and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier or excipient, or a combination thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,214,494

BACKFUNCTIONALIZED IMIDAZOLINIUM SALTS AND NHC CARBENE-METAL COMPLEXES

The United States of Amer...

1. An N-heterocyclic carbene-metal complex comprising:a metal; and
a first ligand coordinated to the metal and comprising a free N-heterocyclic carbene synthesized from a backfunctionalized imidazolinium salt comprising the formula:

R1 being selected from the group consisting of an ester group, an amide group, and an aromatic group;
R2 being selected from the group consisting of hydrogen, an ester group, an amide group, and an aromatic group;
each of R3 and R4 being separately selected from the group consisting of a C1-C20 alkyl group, C1-C20 partially fluorinated alkyl group, an aryl group, an aryl group with para CF3 functionality, an aryl group having C1-C20 partially fluorinated alkyl groups or partially fluorinated alkoxy groups, and a C1-C20 partially fluorinated aliphatic group, and a C1-C20 aryl group; and
X is an anion.

US Pat. No. 10,214,449

COATING COMPOSITIONS FOR ROOFING GRANULES, DARK COLORED ROOFING GRANULES WITH INCREASED SOLAR HEAT REFLECTANCE, SOLAR HEAT-REFLECTIVE SHINGLES AND PROCESS FOR PRODUCING THE SAME

CertainTeed Corporation, ...

1. A plurality of dark-colored roofing granules, each of the dark-colored roofing granules comprising:an inert base particle; and
a cured coating disposed about the inert base particle, the cured coating being a reaction product of a coating composition comprising:
an alkali metal silicate;
at least one non-clay latent heat reactant; and
at least one inorganic solar heat-reflective pigment, each of the at least one inorganic solar heat-reflective pigments having an L* less than 30 and a solar reflectance greater than 20 percent, and wherein the coating composition comprises at least about 5 percent to 25 percent of the at least one solar heat-reflective pigment,
wherein
the plurality of dark-colored roofing granules has an L* less than 30 and a solar reflectance greater than 20, and
wherein each of the dark-colored roofing granules lacks a light-colored base coat disposed between the inert base particle and the cured coating.

US Pat. No. 10,214,439

NON-CONTACT VIBRATION SUPPRESSION DEVICE AND OBJECT PROCESSING METHOD

Corning Precision Materia...

1. A non-contact vibration suppressing device comprising:a cover;
first and second ultrasonic vibrators spaced apart from and facing each other such that an object is to be disposed therebetween, the first and second ultrasonic vibrators being disposed within the cover;
first and second ultrasonic generators disposed within the cover and connected to the first and second ultrasonic vibrators respectively to generate ultrasonic waves;
first and second vibration absorbers disposed within the cover and connected to the first and second ultrasonic vibrators respectively for absorbing vibrations of the first and second ultrasonic vibrators;
first and second frames disposed within the cover, the first and second frames connected to the first and second ultrasonic vibrators respectively to secure the first and second ultrasonic vibrators to the non-contact vibration suppressing device, and
first and second height adjustors disposed within the cover, the first and second height adjustors being connected to the first and second frames respectively to adjust a distance between the first and second ultrasonic vibrators;
wherein the first and second ultrasonic vibrators hold the object therebetween in a non-contact manner by generating ultrasonic vibrations and applying repelling force induced from the ultrasonic vibrations onto the object, thereby suppressing vibrations of the object.

US Pat. No. 10,214,411

FUEL DISPENSER COMMUNICATION

Wayne Fueling Systems LLC...

1. A fuel controller translator, comprising:a translator board having at least one programmable processor, the translator board connected by a first wire to an external source and connected by a second wire to a fuel controller in a fuel dispenser; and
a non-transient machine-readable medium storing instructions which, when executed by the at least one programmable processor, configure the fuel controller translator to perform operations comprising:
receiving a command from an external source, the command having a first format;
reading a conversion table stored in a memory of the fuel controller translator, the conversion table including a plurality of entries, each of the entries corresponding to a different type of fuel controller;
selecting a one of the plurality of entries that corresponds to a type of the fuel controller that is connected by the second wire to the translator board;
determining, based on the selected one of the plurality of entries, a second format for the command; and
transmitting the command in the second format to the fuel controller.

US Pat. No. 10,214,400

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR MOVING PALLETS VIA UNMANNED MOTORIZED UNIT-GUIDED FORKLIFTS

Walmart Apollo, LLC, Ben...

11. A method of facilitating movement of product-containing pallets, the method comprising:providing at least one forklift unit configured to lift and move the product-containing pallets;
providing at least one motorized transport unit including a processor-based control circuit and configured to move around independently of the forklift unit and to mechanically engage and disengage the at least one forklift unit;
providing a central computer system in two-way communication with the at least one motorized transport unit; and
transmitting at least one signal from the central computer system to the at least one motorized transport unit,
in response to receiving of the at least one signal from the central computer system, controlling, via the at least one motorized transport unit, the at least one forklift unit to which the at least one motorized transport unit is mechanically engaged to in order in order to move at least one of the product-containing pallets.

US Pat. No. 10,214,386

RACK AND CHAIN DRIVEN ELEVATOR

Hall Labs LLC, Provo, UT...

1. An elevator comprising:an elevator shaft, the elevator shaft comprising a corner rack mounted in each corner of the elevator shaft;
a transportable frame comprising a floor,
the transportable frame further comprising a lifting device mounted in each corner of the transportable frame beneath the floor, each lifting device comprising at least one silent chain, at least three sprockets connected to the at least one silent chain, and a motor connected to one of the sprockets;
each corner rack comprising a profile of the at least one silent chain and the at least one silent chain comprising a profile of each corner rack, and wherein
the at least one silent chain movably engages each corner rack to move the transportable frame up and down within the elevator shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,214,369

UNSTACKER DEVICE WITH A VISION SYSTEM

SOLYSTIC, Bagneux (FR)

1. An unstacker device comprising:a feed magazine suitable for storing mailpieces in a stack and on edge, the mailpieces bearing laterally against a jogging edge that extends on one side of the magazine;
an unstacker head suitable for unstacking the mailpieces one-by-one from the front of the stack in the magazine;
the magazine having a floor on which the mailpieces stand on edge and a retaining paddle that retains the back of the stack, the floor and the paddle being designed to move the stack towards the unstacker head under the action of a monitoring and control unit as the mailpieces are being unstacked from the front of the stack;
a vision system suitable for detecting tipping of the stack forwards or backwards, and, for responding to such detection by causing the floor and the paddle to move in such a manner as to straighten up the stack in the magazine so as to place the mailpiece at the head of the stack in a satisfactory position of angular inclination so that it can be unstacked by the unstacker head;
wherein the vision system is a camera disposed on the side of the magazine that is opposite from the side on which the jogging edge is situated in order to form digital images over the entire height of the mailpieces of the stack of mailpieces as seen in profile, the profile comprising a foot and a top of the mailpieces over a certain length of the magazine from the unstacker head;
wherein the monitoring and control unit is arranged to evaluate a certain inclination of the mailpieces in the stack on the basis of the profile images of the stack and to apply from the evaluation at least one scenario to cause the floor and/or the paddle selectively or simultaneously to move forwards or backwards relative to the unstacker head so as to straighten up the stack in the magazine.

US Pat. No. 10,214,338

PACKAGING SYSTEM FOR OXYGEN-SENSITIVE DRUGS

Fresenius Kabi Deutschlan...

19. A pharmaceutical product comprising:(i) a syringe filled under inert conditions with hydromorphone, wherein the syringe has an oxygen permeable tip cap,
(ii) a hermetically sealed oxygen barrier blister packaging which houses the container, wherein the blister packaging comprises a multilayer bottom web comprising ethylene vinyl alcohol (EVOH) and a multilayer top web lid comprising aluminum foil or EVOH, wherein the multilayer bottom web and multilayer top web are comprised of different materials; and
(iii) an oxygen absorber inside the blister packaging, wherein the oxygen absorber reduces the oxygen level present from the time of packaging assembly to about zero percent in about one to three days in the blister packaging and in about one to three months in the syringe, and the oxygen levels in the blister packaging and in the syringe remain at about zero percent for at least one year after the initial reduction in oxygen levels.

US Pat. No. 10,214,331

COSMETIC CONTAINER HAVING AIR CIRCULATION SURFACE

PUM-TECH KOREA CO., LTD, ...

1. A cosmetic container having an air circulation surface, the cosmetic container includes an inner container for containing a content therein and an inner container lid provided with a sealing protrusion wheel for sealing the inner container, the cosmetic container comprising:a first sealing protrusion formed on the inner container;
a second sealing protrusion formed on the sealing protrusion wheel of the inner container lid; and
the air circulation surface including a fine protrusion and a groove provided on the first sealing protrusion of the inner container or the second sealing protrusion of the inner container lid,
wherein air compressed in the inner container is discharged while being uniformly distributed over the entire air circulation surface when the inner container lid is closed, and outside air is introduced into the inner container through the entire air circulation surface when the inner container lid is opened.

US Pat. No. 10,214,248

TRIPARTITE SUPPORT MECHANISM FOR FRAME-MOUNTED VEHICLE COMPONENTS

Hall Labs LLC, Provo, UT...

1. A vehicle, comprising:a unibody vehicle frame;
a vehicle body panel;
a windshield having one or more exposed edges;
one or more monolithic, tripartite support mechanisms, each of which provide support to at least three frame-mounted vehicle components, and each support mechanism comprising:
a windshield support arm coupled to the windshield along at least one edge of the windshield;
a side-view mirror support arm extending from the windshield support arm; and
a body panel fixing plate extending from the windshield support arm, the side-view mirror support arm, or both, wherein the fixing plate secures the body panel to the frame.

US Pat. No. 10,214,222

DETERMINING WEIGHT OF A VEHICLE IN REVERSE GEAR

Hall Labs LLC, Provo, UT...

1. A method comprising:providing predetermined calibration settings relating force to engine speed for a specific vehicle travelling in a reverse direction;
providing vehicle pitch measurements, roll measurements or a combination thereof;
determining filtered data based on the combination of pitch and roll measurements;
providing accelerometer data to determine vehicle velocity, acceleration and direction of travel;
altering the accelerometer data based on the filtered data;
determining by use of one or more processors of a machine, that one or more of a specific vehicle performance parameters fall within threshold ranges;
storing, in response to the specific vehicle performance parameters being within the threshold ranges, a plurality of data pairs, each data pair comprising a longitudinal acceleration and a drive force, the drive force determined according to a calibrated polynomial for a current velocity of the specific vehicle;
determining a slope of a line that linearly approximates the plurality of data pairs, the slope indicating a total weight, the total weight comprising a weight of the specific vehicle and a weight being hauled by the specific vehicle; and
transmitting the total weight to a display.

US Pat. No. 10,214,160

WIRE MODULE AND WIRE PROTECTION MEMBER

AutoNetworks Technologies...

1. A wire module, comprising:a plurality of wires; and
a wire protection member including a supporting plate portion with a main surface on which the plurality of wires are arranged,
wherein a partitioning portion that partitions the plurality of wires in a width direction of the supporting plate portion is formed due to the supporting plate portion being partially cut and raised, and
the partitioning portion includes a first partitioning portion and a second partitioning portion that are cut and raised from mutually opposite sides in the width direction of the supporting plate portion and come into contact with each other in directions of supporting each other in their upright states, in a state of being mutually upright.

US Pat. No. 10,214,115

MULTIPLE EVSE INSTALLATION WITH POWER SHARING SYSTEM FOR EVSE PAIRS SHARING A CIRCUIT BREAKER

Control Module, Inc., En...

1. A method for sharing power between a first EVSE and a second EVSE sharing a common power line having a pre-established current rating and a reduced current capacity comprising:connecting a first EVSE to an EV to begin a charge;
charging said first EV at a charge limited by the current capacity while the second EVSE is not connected to an EV;
connecting said second EVSE to an EV to begin a charge;
transmitting a command to the first EVSE and the second EVSE to limit the charge of each to no more than one-half the current capacity;
if either the first EVSE or the second EVSE stops charging, transmitting a restore command to charge the first EVSE or the second EVSE that does not stop charging at a charge limited by the current capacity;
at a pre-established time after charging the second EVSE, evaluating the charge current of the first EVSE and the second EVSE;
if the charging current of the first EVSE or the second EVSE is below one-half the current capacity, transmitting a reduce command to one of the first EVSE or the second EVSE and an increase command to the other of the first EVSE or the second EVSE, respectively, to reduce and increase the charge to the one and the other EVSE, respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,214,112

COMMUNICATIONS BETWEEN VEHICLE AND CHARGING SYSTEM

NIO USA, Inc., San Jose,...

1. A method for charging an electric vehicle, comprising:receiving, at a charging system, a charge request message from a vehicle;
determining, via a processor of the charging system, charging information contained in the charge request message, wherein the charging information includes charging requirements for charging the vehicle;
determining, via the processor of the charging system, to provide electrical charge to the vehicle via an electrical interconnection between the vehicle and the charging system in accordance with the charging requirements;
providing electrical charge to a power storage system of the vehicle via the charging system as part of a charging transaction; and
sending, across a wireless communication network, to a power tracking server details of the charging transaction and electrical charge provided to the vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,214,096

AIR INTAKE FILTER HOUSING

Hall Labs LLC, Provo, UT...

1. An air filter housing comprising: a base filter housing section connected to an air intake of a combustion engine; and a top filter housing section integrally formed into a vehicle hood, wherein the air filter housing is disassembled, thereby exposing an air filter in the air filter housing as the vehicle hood is lifted.

US Pat. No. 10,214,080

SHADE DEVICE FOR VEHICLE

Ashimori Industry Co., Lt...

1. A shade device for a vehicle, comprising:a shade deployed to shade a window of the vehicle in a deploying state, and stored in a stored state;
a retracting mechanism attached to a base end of the shade and retracting the shade in the stored state;
a stay attached to a tip end of the shade;
a constant force spring that generates biasing force by its extraction;
a rod, its tip end portion being attached to the stay and its base end portion being connected to a tip portion of an extracted portion of the constant force spring, biased in a deploying direction of the shade by biasing force of the constant force spring, and transmitting the biasing force to the stay;
a guide rail that is a member having a tube shape to store the rod and the extracted portion of the constant force spring in the stored state of the shade, and guides the rod when the shade shifts from the stored state to the deploying state; and
a locking mechanism that locks the rod in the stored state of the shade,
wherein the extracted portion of the constant force spring is in an S shape within the guide rail to press the rod toward an inner surface of the guide rail in the stored state of the shade.

US Pat. No. 10,214,031

INKJET PRINT APPARATUS AND RECOVERY METHOD OF INKJET PRINT APPARATUS

Canon Finetech Nisca Inc....

1. An inkjet print apparatus comprising:a print unit configured to eject ink to a print medium to implement print;
a recovery unit configured to practice recovery processing to recover an ejection performance for ink of the print unit; and
setting unit configured to set timing at which the recovery unit practices the recovery processing on a basis of a facing time period during which the print unit faces a print medium in a print operation and a not facing time period during which the print unit does not face the print medium in the print operation.

US Pat. No. 10,213,950

FLEXIBLE PACKAGING MATERIAL

HP Indigo B.V., Amstelve...

1. A flexible packaging material, comprising:a flexible substrate comprising a first surface;
an electrophotographic ink composition printed on the first surface of the flexible substrate, the printed electrophotographic ink composition comprising a polymer resin comprising a copolymer of an alkylene monomer and a monomer selected from acrylic acid and methacrylic acid;
a base material; and
a thermally activatable laminating layer extruded onto the base material and thermally laminated to the first surface of the flexible substrate printed with the electrophotographic ink composition.

US Pat. No. 10,213,887

TURRET TOOL POST AND MACHINE TOOL EQUIPPED WITH TURRET TOOL POST

CITIZEN WATCH CO., LTD., ...

1. A turret tool post of a machine tool, comprising:a post body;
a turret turnably supported on the post body, the turret including a circumferential surface comprising a plurality of turret faces;
a turret turning shaft and a turret turning gear configured to turn the turret about a first axis;
a plurality of tool attachments attached to the plurality of turret faces, the plurality of turret faces each being configured to be attachable with a respective tool attachment, at least one of the plurality of the tool attachments configured to turnably hold a rotatable tool, the rotatable tool configured to be selected by turning the turret about the first axis:
a tool attachment turning part configured to turn the at least one of the plurality of the tool attachments about a second axis; and
a rotation driving part configured to rotate the rotatable tool about a third axis,
wherein:
the tool attachment turning part includes a tool turning motor, a tool attachment transmission shaft, and a tool attachment turning gear, wherein the tool attachment transmission shaft and the tool attachment turning gear are disposed on the turret, the tool attachment turning part being configured to turn the rotatable tool about the second axis,
the rotation driving part includes a tool rotating motor, a tool-rotation drive shaft, and a tool-rotation gear, the rotation driving part configured to rotate the rotatable tool to process a material,
the turret turning shaft and turret turning gear are disposed on the post body,
the turret turning shaft includes a hollow portion into which the tool-rotation drive shaft is inserted, and
the tool rotating motor is disposed at a side of the post body opposite to a side of the post body at which the turret and the tool turning motor are located.

US Pat. No. 10,213,858

MULTI-LAYER PLATE DEVICE

Component Re-Engineering ...

1. A multi-layer ceramic plate assembly for use in semiconductor processing, said multi-layer ceramic plate assembly comprising:an upper plate layer, said upper plate layer comprising a first densified ceramic, said upper plate layer comprising a joint interface surface of said first densified ceramic;
a lower plate layer, said lower plate layer comprising a second densified ceramic, said lower plate layer comprising a joint interface surface of said second densified ceramic;
said upper plate layer and said lower plate layer joined together to form an interior space between said upper plate layer and said lower plate layer within an annulus of an annular joining layer, and
an annular joining layer disposed between said joint interface surface of a first densified ceramic of said upper plate layer and said joining surface of said second densified ceramic of said lower plate layer, wherein said annular joining layer joins an outer periphery of a bottom surface of said upper plate layer to a top surface of an outer periphery of said lower plate layer, wherein said joining layer comprises metallic aluminum of greater than 99% by weight, and wherein said joining layer hermetically seals said interior space between said upper plate layer and said lower plate layer from the exterior of said ceramic plate assemble through said joining layer, wherein said joining layer hermetically seals with a joint with a vacuum leak rate of less than 1×10E-9 sccm He/sec.

US Pat. No. 10,213,841

HOLDING APPARATUS FOR A DENTAL WORKPIECE

1. A holding apparatus for holding a workpiece, comprising:a holding element; and
a fixing device, said holding element and said fixing device being configured to hold the workpiece due to a movement of said fixing device relative to said holding element;
wherein one of said fixing device or said holding element comprises a split sleeve having a slit extending an entire axial length of said one of said fixing device or said holding element; and
wherein said holding element and said fixing device have corresponding wedge surfaces, at least one of said corresponding wedge surfaces being inclined relative to a longitudinal axis of said split sleeve, said corresponding wedge surfaces being formed such that, upon the movement of said fixing device relative to said holding element along the longitudinal axis of said split sleeve, said corresponding wedge surfaces bear against each other to fix said fixing device against said holding element by wedging; and
wherein an inside surface of said split sleeve forms a clamping surface for holding the workpiece such that, upon the movement of said fixing device relative to said holding element along the longitudinal axis of said split sleeve, the workpiece is held by said clamping surface.

US Pat. No. 10,213,835

POLYCRYSTALLINE DIAMOND COMPACTS HAVING PARTING COMPOUND AND METHODS OF MAKING THE SAME

DIAMOND INNOVATIONS, INC....

1. A method of making a polycrystalline diamond compact, comprising:subjecting a polycrystalline diamond body to a leaching operation in which catalytic material positioned in the interstitial volumes between diamond grains sintered in diamond-to-diamond bonds is removed;
applying a parting compound to external surfaces of the polycrystalline diamond body and allowing the parting compound to enter the interstitial volumes between the diamond grains, wherein the parting compound is removed from the external surfaces of the polycrystalline diamond body in an abrasive blasting operation; and
removing the parting compound from the external surfaces of the polycrystalline diamond body.

US Pat. No. 10,213,830

PRODUCTION METHOD OF SINTERED ALLOY, SINTERED-ALLOY COMPACT, AND SINTERED ALLOY

TOYOTA JIDOSHA KABUSHIKI ...

6. A compact for sintering comprising:first hard particles containing 20 to 70 mass % of Mo, 5 to 40 mass % of Ni, 5 to 40 mass % of Co, 1 to 20 mass % of Mn, 0.5 to 4.0 mass % of Si, 0.5 to 3.0 mass % of C, and a remainder including Fe and unavoidable impurities, when the first hard particles have 100 mass %;
second hard particles containing 60 to 70 mass % of Mo, 2.0 mass % or less of Si, and a remainder including Fe and unavoidable impurities, when the second hard particles have 100 mass %;
graphite particles; and
iron particles, wherein
when total mass of the first hard particles, the second hard particles, the graphite particles, and the iron particles is set as 100 mass %, 5 to 50 mass % of the first hard particles, 1 to 8 mass % of the second hard particles, and 0.5 to 1.5 mass % of the graphite particles are included.

US Pat. No. 10,213,733

GAS DENITRATION PROCESS AND APPARATUS

BEIJING BOYUAN HENGSHENG ...

1. A process for removing NO from a mixed gas, comprising:a. oxidizing NO in the mixed gas using an oxidizing agent to produce NO2;
b. removing NO2 in the mixed gas by absorption using a denitration agent to obtain a NO2-enriched denitration agent and a NO2-removed mixed gas; and
c. treating the NO2-enriched denitration agent to obtain a NO2-lean denitration agent and using the NO2-lean denitration agent as the dentritration agent in step b, and
wherein said denitration agent is a hydroxide or carbonate solution containing Li, Na, K, Mg, Ca, or mixtures thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,213,722

HEAT SEALED RECYCLABLE FILTER

Columbus Industries, Inc....

1. A gas filter comprising:(a) a filtration media element including at least a first gas-permeable layer disposed in an overlapping orientation with a second gas-permeable layer, the first and second layers defining a void between a major surface of the first layer and a facing major surface of the second layer, the first layer attached to the second layer at least at a first line of attachment formed near a first edge of the first and second layers, at a second line of attachment formed near a second, opposing edge of the first and second layers and at an attachment termination point that is substantially centrally located on the filtration media element, the filtration media element having a first media end and an opposite, second media end; and
(b) a rigid support disposed in the void, the support having a first support portion that extends from the first media end toward the attachment termination point, the support also having second and third support portions that extend from the first support portion toward the second media end with a gap between the second and third support portions in which the attachment termination point is disposed.

US Pat. No. 10,213,720

LIQUID SEPARATOR

ATLAS COPCO AIRPOWER, NAA...

1. A liquid separator comprising:a vessel with an inlet for a liquid/gas mixture, said vessel defining a space which is sealed at the top by means of a lid, and in said lid is situated an outlet to discharge treated gas, wherein, in said space;
a shield is provided extending around said outlet and said lid, and;
a filter element is provided within said shield, such that an outlet zone is defined between the shield and the filter element;
wherein said outlet zone is in connection with said outlet,
wherein said shield comprises a bottom wall with at least one inlet opening and connection means for attaching said filter element onto said bottom wall, said connection means being configured such that said filter element, in a mounted condition, extends around said inlet opening from the bottom wall within a chamber defined by said shield, said lid, and said bottom wall,
wherein said connection means includes a snap-in connection,
wherein said connection means comprise a male part and a female part configured to co-operate, one of said male part and female part being provided on said bottom wall and the other of said male part and female part being provided on a connector body of said filter element, and
wherein the male part of each connection means extends in a direction generally perpendicular to a longitudinal axis of the filter element, wherein the male part comprises an elliptical portion and a circular portion, wherein the elliptical portion and the circular portion overlap such that the fish-shaped portion is realised and that the female part comprises at least one flexible lips that is arranged so as to form a semicircle, wherein the female part comprises two flexible lips that are arranged to form half of a split circle, wherein a split is present between the lips, and wherein one of the at least one flexible lips is provided with an extended side portion that forms a guidance part of the male part.

US Pat. No. 10,213,689

METHOD AND SYSTEM MODELING SOCIAL IDENTITY IN DIGITAL MEDIA WITH DYNAMIC GROUP MEMBERSHIP

Massachusetts Institute o...

1. A digital media system modeling social categories of a virtual identity, comprising: an engine comprising a processor and a memory configured to execute the non-transitory steps of: defining a plurality of modeling categories according to identity characteristics of the virtual identity; modeling a degree of a membership in a category for a member of the category, wherein each category comprises a plurality of features shared in varying degrees by one or more members of the category that impact interactions with other virtual identities; and simulating changes to the membership; and determining a naturalization trajectory comprising a change of the degree of membership in a category over time of the virtual identity, wherein the degree of membership comprises a gradient value in a category feature; an application interface comprising an interactive graphical interface representing a visual representation of user interaction and category membership that dynamically changes as category membership changes; and an epistemology configured to store and retrieve the features of the category.

US Pat. No. 10,213,558

DRUG DELIVERY DEVICE

Glenmark Pharmaceuticals ...

1. A syringe device, comprising:an outer housing defining a longitudinal axis;
a barrel disposed in the outer housing;
a stopper; and
a plunger with two or more grooves disposed in two or more different axial positions in an outer surface of the plunger;
wherein the stopper is attached to the outer housing and configured to rotate to the different axial positions when in a resting position of the stopper and is moved radially inwardly relative to the longitudinal axis to a locking position of the stopper to engage with a selected one of the two or more grooves for fixing a distance that the plunger is able to move within the syringe device; and
wherein the fixed distance that the plunger is able to move within the syringe is based at least in part on a length of the selected groove, the length of the selected groove corresponding to a predetermined amount of depression of the plunger relative to the outer housing for a predetermined dosage.

US Pat. No. 10,213,532

PORTABLE HAND PUMP FOR EVACUATION OF FLUIDS

The Henry M. Jackson Foun...

1. A manually operable pump for removing fluids from a body cavity of a subject, the pump comprising:a fluid-tight pump body having a first end and a second end with a compressible center portion disposed between the first end and second end;
an inflow connector attached to the first end, the inflow connector adaptable for connection to an inflow conduit;
an inflow one-way valve disposed between the inflow connector and the pump body, the inflow one-way valve adapted to permit flow of fluid from the inflow conduit through the inflow connector and into the pump body but restricting backflow of fluid from the pump body into the inflow connector and inflow conduit; and
wherein the inflow one-way valve allows fluid passage through the inflow valve when the pump is so positioned such that all power for fluid flow is provided by gravity alone.

US Pat. No. 10,213,518

LIGHT ILLUMINATING APPARATUS

HOYA CANDEO OPTRONICS COR...

1. A light illuminating apparatus that irradiates a target object with light, the target object being moveable relative to the light illuminating apparatus along a first direction, the light illuminating apparatus comprising:a light source which irradiates the target object with the light in a second direction perpendicular to the first direction and has a plurality of solid-state devices placed on a plane defined by the first direction and a third direction perpendicular to the first direction and the second direction;
a non-elliptical mirror module, comprising:
a first reflecting part having at least one first reflecting surface placed at a downstream side in the second direction below the target object when viewed from the first direction, wherein the first reflecting part reflects a portion of the light from the light source incident on the first reflecting surface onto the target object; and
a second reflecting part having a pair of second reflecting surfaces standing erect from the light source toward the first reflecting surface, wherein the second reflecting part guides the light from the light source into the first reflecting surface; and
a pair of inner reflecting mirrors between a light source and a panel to guide the light in the second direction,
wherein the panel is positioned between the pair of inner reflecting mirrors and the mirror module,
wherein the mirror module is mounted on a first side of the panel and the pair of inner reflecting mirrors is mounted to a second side of the panel opposite the first side, and
wherein the panel includes a window to allow light to pass from the light source to the mirror module.

US Pat. No. 10,213,438

ALKALOID COMPOUNDS FOR TREATING DEPRESSION, SUBSTANCE ADDICTIONS, AND INDICATIONS ASSOCIATED WITH CHRONIC INFLAMMATION

MyMD Pharmaceuticals, Inc...

1. A compound selected from the group consisting of:
2-Pyridin-3-yl-2,3,4,7-tetrahydro-1H-azepine and 2-Pyridin-3-yl-2,3,6,7-tetrahydro-1H-azepine
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,213,408

NITROXYL DONORS WITH IMPROVED THERAPEUTIC INDEX

Cardioxyl Pharmaceuticals...

2. A method of treating heart failure, comprising intravenously administering an effective amount of a compound of formula (2), or a pharmaceutical composition comprising the compound of formula (2), to a patient in need thereof, wherein the compound of formula (2) is represented by formula:and wherein the compound or the pharmaceutical composition is administered at a dose of at least 1 ?g/kg/min.

US Pat. No. 10,213,384

FOAMABLE VEHICLES AND PHARMACEUTICAL COMPOSITIONS COMPRISING APROTIC POLAR SOLVENTS AND USES THEREOF

Foamix Pharmaceuticals Lt...

1. A non-aqueous composition formulated for skin delivery of an active agent comprising:a minocycline in a therapeutically effective amount of about 1% to about 5% by weight of the composition;
a short chain alcohol comprising ethanol present in an amount of at least 55% by weight of the composition;
about 12% to about 50% by weight of the composition of a protic polar solvent comprising propylene glycol;
a polymeric agent comprising a cellulose ether, wherein the cellulose ether is a hydroxypropyl cellulose present in an amount ranging from about 0.5% to about 1% by weight of the composition;
a modulating agent comprising an antioxidizing agent present in an amount ranging from about 0.1% to about 10% by weight of the composition;
a metal; and
an essential oil,
wherein the composition is surfactant free, non-aqueous, and free or essentially free of fatty alcohol.

US Pat. No. 10,213,364

DELIVERY VEHICLE FOR DELIVERING BIOLOGICAL PRODUCTS TO A SURGICAL SITE AND METHODS THEREOF

HOSPITAL FOR SPECIAL SURG...

1. A delivery vehicle for delivering biological products to a surgical site comprising:a sterile flexible porous film container for housing a biological product, the sterile flexible porous film container having:
an access that is moveable between an open position and a closed position,
a first compartment in fluid communication with the access, and
a second compartment in fluid communication with the access;
a filter covering the access; and
a fastener for securing the sterile flexible porous film container adjacent to the surgical site,
wherein the sterile flexible porous film container is moveable between open and closed positions via the fastener.

US Pat. No. 10,213,334

APPARATUS AND METHOD FOR MODULATING SLEEP

Ebb Therapeutics, Inc., ...

1. A method of enhancing sleep in a subject, the method comprising:securing a thermal transfer region of an applicator in contact with the subject's forehead so that the thermal transfer region does not contact the perioribtal region of the subject's face; and
maintaining the temperature of the thermal transfer region within a target temperature range that is between 25 and 42° C. to enhance the subject's sleep.

US Pat. No. 10,213,269

DEPTH LIMITER FOR SUTURING DEVICES AND METHODS THEREOF

LSI Solutions, Inc., Vic...

1. A depth limiter for surgical suturing, comprising:a tissue stop;
at least one attachment point coupled to the tissue stop and configured to removably engage a surgical suturing device to position the tissue stop relative to a tissue bite area of the surgical suturing device;
wherein the at least one attachment point comprises a shaft clip; and
the shaft clip is configured to extend at least 180 degrees around a shaft of the surgical suturing device which the at least one attachment point is configured to removably engage.

US Pat. No. 10,213,268

LATCH RELEASE FOR SURGICAL INSTRUMENT

Intuitive Surgical Operat...

1. A surgical instrument that includes a proximal control mechanism, the proximal control mechanism comprising:an instrument control surface on an outer surface of the proximal control mechanism, the instrument control surface including a first opening and a second opening; a fixed latch structure contained within the proximal control mechanism, the fixed latch structure including a first lead-in ramp adjacent the first opening and a second lead-in ramp adjacent the second opening, the first lead-in ramp leading to a first locking surface of the fixed latch structure, the second lead-in ramp leading to a second locking surface of the fixed latch structure: and two latch release members, each latch release member including a button portion and a latch arm engaging portion extending from the button portion parallel to the instrument control surface, the two latch release members arranged such that moving the two button portions toward each other parallel to the instrument control surface causes the two latch arm engaging portions to move away from one another and release latch arms from the first and second locking surfaces.

US Pat. No. 10,213,220

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PERFORMING AN ARTHROPLASTY PROCEDURE ON A PATIENT BONE

Howmedica Osteonics Corpo...

1. A method of performing an arthroplasty procedure on a patient bone using a jig assembly, the bone having an axis associated with the bone, the axis identified in an analysis of the bone prior to using the jig assembly on the bone, the method comprising:mating a mating surface of a first component of a jig assembly to a surface feature in the patient bone, the mating surface of the first component being a surface negative of the surface feature in the patient bone;
guiding an elongate member into the patient bone via a guide hole operably coupled to the mating surface of the first component;
coupling the first component to a second component of the jig assembly; and
guiding a planar resection of the patient bone via a resection guide surface of the second component, the planar resection being in a pre-planned orientation relative to the axis.

US Pat. No. 10,213,134

WIRELESS IN-SHOE PHYSICAL ACTIVITY MONITORING IMPLEMENTATION

1. A non-transitory computer readable memory comprises:a first memory section that stores operational instructions that, when read by at least one processing module, causes the at least one processing module to:
obtain foot force data that is created by sampling, in accordance with a sampling signal, data from a plurality of pressure sensing elements of a shoe sensor system, wherein the plurality of sensing elements that are distributed in a pattern having a shape corresponding to an outline a human foot;
a second memory section that stores operational instructions that, when read by the at least one processing module, causes the at least one processing module to:
obtain three-dimensional foot data that is created by sampling, in accordance with the sampling signal, data from a first accelerometer of the shoe sensor system, wherein the first accelerometer is positioned within the pattern;
a third memory section that stores operational instructions that, when read by the at least one processing module, causes the at least one processing module to:
correlate the foot force data and the three-dimensional foot data in accordance with the sampling signal to produce correlated foot data; and
a fourth memory section that stores operational instructions that, when read by the at least one processing module, causes the at least one processing module to:
processing the correlated foot data to determine one or more of: distance traveled during a time period, stride length data, time duration, fatigue indication, injury prevention indicators, elevation tracking for the time period, running optimization, and rotational sport optimization.

US Pat. No. 10,213,073

WINDOW-CLEANING ROBOT PROVIDED WITH CLOSED WIPER

ECOVACS ROBOTICS CO., LTD...

1. A window-cleaning robot provided with a closed wiper, comprising a rotating base (10) and an outer frame (20); the rotating base being rotatably disposed on the outer frame; the bottom of the outer frame being provided with a cleaning unit (21); the rotating base being provided with a travel unit (11) and a suction cup (12); the bottom surface of the rotating base being provided with a wiper (13), characterized in that,the wiper (13) is provided in a closed shape on the bottom surface of the rotating base; and the travel unit (11) and/or the suction cup (12) are enclosed within the closed shape.

US Pat. No. 10,213,069

AUTOMATIC TOWEL DISPENSER

GPCP IP HOLDINGS LLC, At...

1. A method comprising:advancing toweling using a motor of a paper towel dispenser;
determining, via a sensor, when a certain extent of toweling has been advanced;
based on said determining when a certain extent of toweling has been advanced, ceasing advancing of the toweling such that a first length of toweling is extended outside of a housing of the paper towel dispenser;
determining, via the sensor, that the length of toweling extended outside of the housing has increased from the first length of toweling such that a second length of toweling is extended outside of the housing of the paper towel dispenser, the second length being greater than the first length; and
in response to said determining that the length of toweling extended outside of the housing has increased, applying force to the toweling, via the motor, in a manner adapted to retract the toweling such that the length of toweling extended outside of the housing decreases.

US Pat. No. 10,213,068

POWER CONSUMPTION MANAGEMENT METHODS AND SYSTEMS FOR PRODUCT DISPENSERS

GPCP IP Holdings LLC, At...

19. A dispenser comprising:at least one motion sensor;
an energy source;
one or more measurement devices; and
a controller communicatively coupled to the at least one motion sensor, the energy source, and the one or more measurement devices, the controller comprising a memory having computer-executable instructions operable to, when executed by at least one processor, enable the at least one processor to implement a method comprising:
receiving a first trigger from the at least one motion sensor, wherein the controller is in an awake state before the first trigger is received;
determining an active product being dispensed by the dispenser;
causing, in response to the first trigger, one of the one or more measurement devices to enter an awake state, wherein the one of the one or more measurement devices is configured to measure an amount of the active product dispensed by the dispenser;
receiving, from the measurement device in the awake state, dispense event information associated with the measured amount of the active product dispensed by the dispenser during a dispense event; and
storing or transmitting the dispense event information in the memory.

US Pat. No. 10,213,016

INTERCHANGEABLE MODULAR SHELF SYSTEM

WALMART APOLLO, LLC, Ben...

1. A modular framework for a gondola rack, the modular framework comprising:at least two support arms, wherein:
each support arm has a first end and a second end opposite each other; and
each support arm has at least two fixed hooked tabs disposed at the respective first ends, the first ends being proximate to a vertical plane of the gondola rack when fixed to the vertical plane of the gondola rack;
a first longitudinal member connecting the first ends of the at least two support arms; and
a second longitudinal member connecting the second ends of the at least two support arms, wherein:
the at least two support arms are substantially parallel to each other; and
the first longitudinal member is substantially parallel with the second longitudinal member to define a central space there between; and
the first longitudinal member, the second longitudinal member, and the at least two support arms each include a top support surface configured to engage with a plurality of display components; and
a first display component of a first type in the plurality of display components engaged with the top support surface over a first portion of the central space and a second display component of a second type in the plurality of display components engaged with the top support surface over a second portion of the central space, the first type being distinct from the second type.

US Pat. No. 10,212,965

NESTED PACKAGED CONES WITH SUPPORTING SHAPE INSERTS PACKAGED IN A POUCH

Blunt Wrap U.S.A., Inc., ...

1. A packaged cigar apparatus that generates two smokable articles, comprising:a) a package having
an interior and
an end portion with a sealed opening;
b) first and second shells,
each being a hollow, conically shaped smokable shell,
each with a shell interior;
c) a first reinforcing cone
that is able to occupy a position within
the shell interior of the first smokable shell,
the first reinforcing cone having
a stiffness that is greater than
the stiffness of the first smokable shell;
d) wherein the first reinforcing cone has first and second ends and a longitudinal centerline, with
an open ended hollow bore
extending from the first to the second end, and
a tab extending from the second end in a direction substantially parallel to the longitudinal centerline,
the tab having an inner concave surface with a centerline that is substantially parallel to the longitudinal centerline;
e) a second reinforcing cone
that fits inside the of the second smokable shell,
the second reinforcing cone having a second reinforcing cone interior with one or more of transversely positioned panels located inside the second reinforcing cone interior and causing the second reinforcing cone to have a stiffness that is greater than the stiffness of the first reinforcing cone; and
f) wherein the shells and reinforcing cones are packaged inside the package interior as an assembly wherein the first reinforcing cone occupies the shell interior of the first shell and the second reinforcing cone occupies the shell interior of the second shell, and the second shell occupies both the shell interior of the first shell and the open ended hollow bore of the first reinforcing cone.

US Pat. No. 10,212,944

DESIGNED COMPLEX ENDOPHYTE COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR IMPROVED PLANT TRAITS

Indigo Agriculture, Inc.,...

1. A synthetic composition comprising a designed complex endophyte and an agronomic formulation, the designed complex endophyte comprising a host fungal endophyte comprising a heterologous bacterial endophyte living inside the host fungal hyphae, wherein the designed complex endophyte provides a trait of agronomic importance to an agricultural plant element to which the synthetic composition is applied or to an agricultural plant grown from said agricultural plant element or of which said agricultural plant element is a part.
US Pat. No. 10,213,508

ETANERCEPT FORMULATIONS STABILIZED WITH XYLITOL

Coherus BioSciences, Inc....

1. A stabilized aqueous pharmaceutical composition comprisinga) etanercept,
b) buffer, and
c) stabilizer comprising 6 to 10 weight % xylitol,
wherein the composition has a pH of 6.0 to 6.6, or a pH within 10 percent of 6.0 and 6.6 and is free or essentially free of arginine.
US Pat. No. 10,214,567

TAGGED HEPADNAVIRUS E ANTIGEN AND ITS USE IN SCREENING ANTIVIRAL SUBSTANCES

Drexel University, Phila...

1. A nucleic acid molecule comprising a nucleic acid sequence encoding a tagged hepadnavirus e antigen, wherein the nucleic acid molecule comprises a sequence encoding one or more tags, wherein the sequence is inserted into an epsilon structure as encoded by a hepadnavirus genome, wherein said nucleic acid molecule comprising a sequence encoding the one or more tag is inserted between nucleotides corresponding to position C1902 and position A1903 of the HBV genome, wherein said nucleic acid molecule comprises 5? of the sequence encoding the one or more tag a sequence that is capable of forming base pairs with the lower stem of the epsilon structure as encoded by a hepadnavirus genome and wherein the sequence that is capable of forming base pairs with said lower stem of the epsilon structure as encoded by a hepadnavirus genome is capable of forming base pairs with nucleotides corresponding to positions T1849 to A1854 of the HBV genome.
US Pat. No. 10,214,573

BIGLYCAN VARIANT POLYPEPTIDES AND METHODS OF USE

Tivorsan Pharmaceuticals,...

1. A composition comprising a biglycan variant polypeptide lacking glycosaminoglycan side chains, wherein the biglycan variant polypeptide consists essentially of a monomeric form of a biglycan variant polypeptide that has an amino acid sequence as set forth in amino acid residues 38-368 of SEQ ID NO: 4 and a molecular weight of approximately 40-44 kDa and potentiates at least 50% of maximal agrin-induced acetylcholine receptor (AChR) clustering at a concentration of biglycan variant polypeptide from about 0.016 to 0.512 ?g/ml.
US Pat. No. 10,216,113

ROLLER FOR IMAGE FORMING APPARATUS

HP PRINTING KOREA CO., LT...

1. A roller for an image forming apparatus comprising:a shaft;
an elastic layer covering an outer circumference of the shaft; and
a coating layer formed on the elastic layer, the coating layer including acryl polyol and ?-caprolactone polyol in a mixture cross-linked by isocyanate.
US Pat. No. 10,214,580

CONSTRUCTS AND LIBRARIES COMPRISING ANTIBODY SURROGATE LIGHT CHAIN SEQUENCES

I2 PHARMACEUTICALS, INC.,...

1. A tetrameric construct comprising:(a) a first and a second surrogate light chain fusion polypeptide, each comprising the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 10, and;
(b) a first and a second antibody heavy chain polypeptide comprising, from N-terminus to C-terminus, a heavy chain variable region (VH), a heavy chain first constant region (CH1), a hinge region, a heavy chain second constant region (CH2), and a heavy chain third constant region (CH3), wherein each antibody heavy chain polypeptide comprises the amino acid sequence of SEQ ID NO: 9,
wherein the first surrogate light chain fusion polypeptide is non-covalently conjugated to the first antibody heavy chain polypeptide, wherein the second surrogate light chain fusion polypeptide is non-covalently conjugated to the second antibody heavy chain polypeptide, and wherein the construct is capable of specifically binding to a target, wherein the target is an influenza A virus.
US Pat. No. 10,214,632

CRYSTALLINITY MODIFIER FOR POLYOLEFINS

INDIAN OIL CORPORATION LI...

1. A process for modification of acid scavenger to be used as dual functional additive as acid scavenger as well as crystallinity modifier in polyolefins, said process comprising:treating an acid scavenger with an organic dibasic acid at a temperature in the range of 140° C. to 160° C. without any solvent in a dry method to obtain a modified acid scavenger, wherein the acid scavenger is calcium aluminium hydroxy carbonate having chemical formula Ca4Al2(OH)12CO3.nH2O, where n=4-5.
US Pat. No. 10,214,665

METHODS FOR USING HOT MELT ADHESIVES BASED ON A BLEND OF PROPYLENE POLYMERS MADE USING SINGLE-SITE CATALYSTS

Bostik Inc., Wauwatosa, ...

1. A method of making a laminate comprising the steps of:applying a hot melt adhesive composition in a molten state to a primary substrate; and
mating a secondary substrate to the first substrate by contacting the secondary substrate with the adhesive composition, wherein the hot melt composition comprises:
(a) a polymer blend containing at least one semicrystalline LMW SSC-PP polymer and at least one essentially amorphous HMW SSC-PP copolymer; both of which are either homopolypropylene or copolymers of propylene with an ?-olefin comonomer prepared by using SSC catalysts; the weight ratio of the LMW SSC-PP polymer to the HMW SSC-PP polymer in the blends ranges from 9:1 to 1:9 and the total amount of the polymer blend in the composition of the present invention is from about 20% to about 80% by weight; the LMW SSC-PP having a weight average molecular weight from about 10,000 g/mole to about 100,000 g/mole, a crystallinity of about 18% to about 50%, and a Brookfield viscosity at 190° C. ranging from about 800 mPa·s to about 100,000 mPa·s; and the HMW SSC-PP polymer a weight average molecular weight greater than 100,000 g/mole, and a crystallinity of about 0% to about 18%, wherein the molecular weight of the HMW PP polymer is at least double the molecular weight of the LMW SSC-PP;
(b) a compatible tackifier in the amount of about 15% by weight to about 75% by weight;
(c) about 1% to about 35% by weight of a plasticizer;
(d) about 0.1% to about 3% by weight of a stabilizer or antioxidant; and
(e) optionally about 0% to about 20% by weight of a wax.
US Pat. No. 10,213,390

TREATMENT OF FRAGILE X SYNDROME WITH CANNABIDIOL

ZYNERBA PHARMACEUTICALS, ...

1. A method of treating a human suffering from Fragile X Syndrome comprising:administering a therapeutically effective amount of synthetic or purified cannabidiol to the human suffering from Fragile X Syndrome to effectively treat the Fragile X Syndrome in the human in need thereof.
US Pat. No. 10,213,397

MICROTUBULE POLYMERIZATION MODULATORS FOR TREATING LMNA-RELATED DILATED CARDIOMYOPATHY

Northwestern University, ...

1. A method for treating lamin A/C (LMNA)-related dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) in a subject in need thereof, the method comprising administering an effective amount of a modulator of microtubule polymerization.
US Pat. No. 10,218,033

BATTERIES AND ELECTROLYTES INCORPORATING FLUOROETHYLENE CARBONATE

Google LLC, Mountain Vie...

1. A battery comprising:an anode, wherein the anode comprises silicon monoxide (SiO);
a cathode, wherein the cathode comprises lithium cobalt oxide (LCO);
a separator, wherein the separator comprises an electrically-insulating material;
a solid electrolyte interphase (SEI) layer, wherein the SEI layer comprises at least one of: lithium carbonate (Li2CO3) or lithium oxide (Li2O); and
an electrolyte, wherein the electrolyte comprises a salt dissolved in a solvent and at least one additive, wherein the salt comprises lithium hexafluorophosphate (LiPF6), wherein the solvent comprises ethylene carbonate (EC) and diethylene carbonate (DEC) in about a 1:2 volume ratio, and wherein the additive comprises fluoroethylene carbonate (FEC) in an 8-12% weight ratio wherein the solid electrolyte interphase layer is between the electrolyte and a surface of the anode.
US Pat. No. 10,213,423

CRENOLANIB FOR TREATING FLT3 MUTATED PROLIFERATIVE DISORDERS

AROG PHARMACEUTICALS, INC...

1. A method for treating a FLT3 mutated proliferative disorder in a patient that comprises administering to the patient a therapeutically effective amount of crenolanib or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein the proliferative disorder is a hematological malignancy.
US Pat. No. 10,217,540

MULTIFUNCTIONAL NANOPARTICLES

MASSACHUSETTS INSTITUTE O...

1. A multifunctional nanoparticle comprising:a first population of nanoparticles with a first property;
a second population of nanoparticles with a second property, wherein the second property is different from the first property, the first population of nanoparticles and the second population of nanoparticles having a photoluminescence at different desired wavelengths; and
an assembly polymer associated with the first population of nanoparticles and the second polymer of the nanoparticles,
wherein the first population of nanoparticles and the second population of nanoparticles are substantially evenly distributed and impart a combination of properties arising from the first and second populations in a single multifunctional nanoparticle.
US Pat. No. 10,213,447

PREPARATION OF ACETATE SALT COMPOSITIONS OF PHARMACEUTICAL AGENTS

The Curators of the Unive...

1. A process for improving the aqueous solubility of a material in a first aqueous solution wherein the material has a water solubility at a pH of about 6 to about 8 selected from the group consisting of about 1 mg/mL to about 500 ?g/mL, about 400 ?g/mL to about 300 ?g/mL, about 300 ?g/mL to about 200 ?g/mL, about 200 ?g/mL to about 100 ?g/mL to, about 100 ?g/mL to about 50 ?g/mL, about 50 ?g/mL to about 25 ?g/mL, about 25 ?g/mL to about 10 ?g/mL, and about 10 ?g/mL to about 1 ?g/mL, the process comprising:(a) forming a second aqueous mixture comprising nanoparticles of the material and one or more acetate salts selected from the group consisting of LiOAc, NaOAc, KOAc, and CsOAc, where the acetate salt is formed in situ from acetic acid and an added base containing an appropriate counter ion; and
(b) freeze drying the second aqueous mixture from (a) to yield nanoparticles of the material coated with a shell of the acetate salt wherein the material has improved aqueous solubility when the solid is mixed with the first aqueous solution.
US Pat. No. 10,214,727

PLATELET-RICH PLASMA COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF PREPARATION

1. A method of preparing a platelet-rich plasma (PRP) composition comprising:isolating platelets at a concentration of 151,000/microliter to 7,000,000 per microliter to obtain PRP, and
adding CD34+ cells at a concentration of 1-3×109 per liter to 100×109 per liter to the PRP to obtain the PRP composition.
US Pat. No. 10,213,455

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR ADMINISTRATION OF IRON

Luitpold Pharmaceuticals,...

1. A method of treating a disease, disorder, or condition characterized by iron deficiency or dysfunctional iron metabolism resulting in reduced bioavailability of dietary iron, comprising administering to a subject in need thereof an iron carbohydrate complex in a single dosage unit of at least 0.7 grams of elemental iron, wherein:the iron carbohydrate complex is substantially non-immunogenic, and has substantially no cross reactivity with anti-dextran antibodies; and
the iron carbohydrate complex is an iron polyisomaltose complex.
US Pat. No. 10,215,761

BCL-2-LIKE PROTEIN 11 SRM/MRM ASSAY

Expression Pathology, Inc...

1. A method for diagnosing cancer in a subject, comprising detecting and quantifying the amount of a human Bcl-2-like protein 11 (BIM) fragment peptide in a protein digest prepared from a human biological sample of formalin-fixed tissue from said subject using mass spectrometry; and calculating the amount of BIM protein in said sample; wherein the BIM fragment peptide consists of the peptide of SEQ ID NO:2, wherein said level is a relative level or an absolute level, and, wherein detecting and quantifying the level of said BIM fragment peptide in the protein digest indicates the presence of BIM protein and an association with cancer in the subject.
US Pat. No. 10,212,950

COMPOSITION, BATTER MATERIAL USING SAME, FOOD OR DRINK AND FEED, AND METHOD OF PRODUCING COMPOSITION

J-OIL MILLS, INC., Tokyo...

1. A composition comprising starches at a content of equal to or higher than 75% by mass,wherein the starches comprise a low molecular weight starch and at least one other starch except the low molecular weight starch, a content of the low molecular weight starch being equal to or higher than 3% by mass and equal to or lower than 45% by mass with respect to the total amount of the composition, the low molecular weight starch being obtainable from a starch containing amylose at a content of equal to or higher than 5% by mass as a raw material,
wherein a peak molecular weight of the low molecular weight starch is equal to or higher than 3×103 and equal to or lower than 5×104,
wherein a degree of swelling in cold water of the composition at 25 degrees C. is equal to or higher than 7 and equal to or lower than 20, and
wherein a content of the composition on 0.5 mm mesh after sieving the composition is equal to or lower than 50% by mass with respect to the total amount of the composition.
US Pat. No. 10,214,748

ISOLATED POLYNUCLEOTIDES AND POLYPEPTIDES, AND METHODS OF USING SAME FOR INCREASING PLANT YIELD AND/OR AGRICULTURAL CHARACTERISTICS

Evogene Ltd., Rehovot (I...

1. A method of reducing time to flowering and/or to inflorescence emergence of a plant, comprising:(a) transforming plants with an exogenous polynucleotide encoding a polypeptide comprising an amino acid sequence having at least 99% amino acid sequence identity to the amino acid sequence as set forth in SEQ ID NO: 609, and
(b) selecting a plant from step (a) which is transformed with said exogenous polynucleotide, overexpressing said polypeptide and exhibiting reduced time to flowering and/or to inflorescence emergence as compared to a wild type plant of the same species lacking said exogenous polynucleotide and which is grown under the same growth conditions.
US Pat. No. 10,214,749

METHODS OF INCREASING ABIOTIC STRESS TOLERANCE AND/OR BIOMASS IN PLANTS AND PLANTS GENERATED THEREBY

Evogene Ltd., Rehovot (I...

1. A method of producing a plant comprising:(a) growing plants transformed with a nucleic acid construct which comprises a heterologous promoter operably linked to a polynucleotide comprising a nucleotide sequence encoding a polypeptide having an amino acid sequence having at least 95% amino acid sequence identity to the SEQ ID NO: 40;
and
(b) selecting a transformed plant from step (a) which overexpresses said polypeptide and exhibits increased biomass, increased vigor, increased yield, increased fertilizer use efficiency and/or increased abiotic stress tolerance as compared to a wild type plant of the same species which is grown under the same growth conditions.
US Pat. No. 10,213,493

PROTEIN TO PROMOTE BLOOD VESSEL GROWTH AND USES THEREOF

Georgia State University ...

1. A method for stimulating angiogenesis or blood vessel growth in tissue of a subject in need of angiogenesis stimulation or blood vessel growth, the method comprising administering to the subject a therapeutically effective dose of a protein having at least 70% sequence identity to wild-type pyruvate kinase M2 (PKM2) of SEQ ID NO: 1 by contacting the tissue with said protein, wherein the protein is in dimeric form.
US Pat. No. 10,214,518

PYRAZOLYL SUBSTITUTED CARBONIC ACID DERIVATIVES AS MODULATORS OF THE PROSTACYCLIN (PGI2) RECEPTOR USEFUL FOR THE TREATMENT OF DISORDERS RELATED THERETO

Arena Pharmaceuticals, In...

1. A process for preparing a pharmaceutical composition comprising admixing a compound selected from the following compounds and pharmaceutically acceptable salts, solvates, and hydrates thereof:2-(((1s,4s)-4-((4-(3-methoxyphenyl)-5-methyl-3-phenyl-1H-pyrazol-1-yl)methyl)cyclohexyl)methoxy)acetic acid;
2-(((1s,4s)-4-((4-(3-methoxyphenyl)-5-(methylthio)-3-phenyl-1H-pyrazol-1-yl)methyl)cyclohexyl)methoxy)acetic acid;
2-(((1s,4s)-4-((5-(methylthio)-3,4-diphenyl-1H-pyrazol-1-yl)methyl)cyclohexyl)methoxy)acetic acid;
2-(((1s,4s)-4-((4-(3-chlorophenyl)-5-(methylthio)-3-phenyl-1H-pyrazol-1-yl)methyl)cyclohexyl)methoxy)acetic acid;
2-(((1s,4s)-4-((5-ethyl-4-(3-methoxyphenyl)-3-phenyl-1H-pyrazol-1-yl)methyl)cyclohexyl)methoxy)acetic acid;
2-(((1s,4s)-4-((5-(methylthio)-4-(5-methylthiophen-2-yl)-3-phenyl-1H-pyrazol-1-yl)methyl)cyclohexyl)methoxy)acetic acid;
2-(((1s,4s)-4-((3-(2-fluoro-4-methylphenyl)-5-methyl-4-phenyl-1H-pyrazol-1-yl)methyl)cyclohexyl)methoxy)acetic acid;
2-(((1s,4s)-4-((3-(4-chloro-2-fluorophenyl)-5-methyl-4-phenyl-1H-pyrazol-1-yl)methyl)cyclohexyl)methoxy)acetic acid;
2-(((1s,4s)-4-((5-(2-hydroxyethylthio)-3,4-diphenyl-1H-pyrazol-1-yl)methyl)cyclohexyl)methoxy)acetic acid;
2-(((1s,4s)-4-((3-(4-fluorophenyl)-5-(2-hydroxyethylthio)-4-phenyl-1H-pyrazol-1-yl)methyl)cyclohexyl)methoxy)acetic acid;and a pharmaceutically acceptable carrier.