US Pat. No. 10,365,659

ROBOT CLEANER, CONTROL APPARATUS, CONTROL SYSTEM, AND CONTROL METHOD OF ROBOT CLEANER

SASMUNG ELECTRONICS CO., ...

1. An apparatus to control a robot cleaner, the apparatus comprising:a user interface unit configured to receive a command from a user to cause the apparatus to receive a map of a cleaning area downloaded from an external server and a command from the user to cause a map of the cleaning area to be generated by the robot cleaner and then received by the apparatus from the robot cleaner; and
a controller configured to,
in response to the command to cause the apparatus to receive the map of the cleaning area downloaded from the external server being received by the user interface unit, perform control to cause the apparatus to receive the map of the cleaning area downloaded from the external server, and
in response to the command to cause the map of the cleaning area to be generated by the robot cleaner and then received by the apparatus from the robot cleaner, perform control to cause the map of the cleaning area to be generated by the robot cleaner and then received by the apparatus from the robot cleaner.

US Pat. No. 10,365,613

POSITIONING MECHANISM FOR A TOOTHED WHEEL IN A WATCH MOVEMENT

Harry Winston SA, Plan-l...

1. A positioning mechanism for a toothed wheel mounted on a rotatable staff in a watch movement, the positioning mechanism comprising:a positioning lever exhibiting a flat lateral edge arranged to cooperate with at least one flat provided on the staff of the toothed wheel,
wherein the positioning lever comprises a pivot arm mounted in a pivotable manner about a pivot pin provided in the watch movement, the positioning lever further comprises a positioning element exhibiting the flat lateral edge and mounted to the pivot arm at a pivot point on an end opposite the pivot pin of the pivot arm and adjacent to the flat lateral edge, and an adjusting mechanism to adjust and a locking mechanism to lock a position of the positioning element on the pivot arm in relation to the staff of the toothed wheel, and
the adjusting mechanism comprises
an eccentric mounted on the pivot arm and arranged to cooperate with the positioning element, and
a retaining spring mounted to the pivot pin and connecting to the eccentric.

US Pat. No. 10,365,608

TIMEPIECE WHEEL SET

ETA SA Manufacture Horlog...

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

US Pat. No. 10,365,543

HOLDER FOR MOBILE DEVICES

Portero Holdings, LLC, L...

1. A holder configured to be removably attachable by a user to a mobile electronic device, the holder comprising:a grip portion;
a first pivot portion extending from the grip portion;
a mounting portion configured to securely hold a mobile electronic device to which the holder is removably attached; and
a second pivot portion extending from the mounting portion and coupled to the first pivot portion between the grip portion and the mounting portion, wherein the first pivot portion and the second pivot portion cooperate to orient the mounting portion at a plurality of different angles with respect to the grip portion about a pivot axis, and wherein each of the first pivot portion and the second pivot portion defines an opening aligned with the pivot axis and configured for receiving a finger of a user of the holder.

US Pat. No. 10,365,518

METHODS FOR MANUFACTURING DISPLAY PANEL AND DISPLAY APPARATUS

HKC CORPORATION LIMITED, ...

5. A method for manufacturing a display panel, comprising:providing a first substrate, wherein the first substrate includes a plurality of pixel units;
forming a protective layer on the first substrate;
patterning the protective layer by using a multi-tone mask, so that the protective layer has different thicknesses, at least two transparent regions having different thicknesses are formed in each of the pixel units, and each of the pixel units has a plurality of regions with different penetration rates; and
forming a plurality of transparent electrode layers on the patterned protective layer, wherein
the protective layer has a first thickness and a second thickness, and a thickness difference between the first thickness and the second thickness is equal to or greater than 1 um;
the plurality of regions with different penetration rates is classified into three types of topography depths with different gradients, the plurality of regions are covered by the transparent electrode layer, and a slit design is reserved on the transparent electrode layer; and
the patterned protective layer has an exposed region exposing the first substrate, and a part of the transparent electrode layer is formed in the exposed region,
wherein the transparent electrode layers are respectively located at different horizontal positions.

US Pat. No. 10,365,508

TOUCH CONTROL DISPLAY DEVICE HAVING HIGH RESISTANCE LAYER

WGTECH (JIANGXI) CO., LTD...

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

US Pat. No. 10,365,463

REFLECTORS FOR SOLAR THERMAL SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR PRODUCING SAME

THYSSENKRUPP STEEL EUROPE...

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

US Pat. No. 10,365,432

OPTICAL DEVICE WITH REDUCED BACK REFLECTION

Axalume, Inc., San Diego...

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

US Pat. No. 10,365,397

CONTAINER INSPECTION SYSTEM AND PORT FACILITY

NUCTECH COMPANY LIMITED, ...

1. A container inspection system, comprising a radiation source, a radiation detection apparatus and a quay crane for hoisting a container onto an automated guided vehicle, said radiation source and said radiation detection apparatus being provided on said quay crane, for performing a scanning inspection on said container loaded on said vehicle, said quay crane is movable, wherein said radiation source and said radiation detection apparatus move along with the quay crane to a loading position on which the quay crane hoists said container onto said vehicle and are configured to perform a scanning inspection of said container on said vehicle.

US Pat. No. 10,365,378

ACTIVE DOSIMETER SYSTEMS FOR REAL-TIME RADIATION DOSE MEASUREMENTS

THERMO EBERLINE LLC, Oak...

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

US Pat. No. 10,365,366

ADJUSTABLE RANGE VIEWING OF SONAR IMAGERY DURING TRIP REPLAY

NAVICO HOLDING AS, Egers...

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

US Pat. No. 10,365,364

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR DETECTING OBJECTS

Zendar Inc., Berkeley, C...

1. A system for determining a spatial disposition or a characteristic of a target external to a terrestrial vehicle, comprising:a radar antenna array comprising (i) a transmitting antenna and (ii) a receiving antenna;
a vehicle position sensor configured to obtain a spatial disposition of said terrestrial vehicle; and
a controller operatively coupled to said radar antenna array and said vehicle position sensor, wherein said controller is configured to:
(a) synchronize, with aid of one or more clocks that are common to said radar antenna array and said vehicle position sensor, (i) successive radar pulses transmitted by said transmitting antenna and a plurality of signals received by said receiving antenna, which plurality of signals corresponds to at least a subset of said successive radar pulses and is generated upon said at least said subset of said successive radar pulses interacting with said target, with (ii) said spatial disposition of said terrestrial vehicle obtained by said vehicle position sensor substantially in real time as said terrestrial vehicle is in motion, to generate a set of synchronized measurements; and
(b) use said set of synchronized measurements to determine (i) said spatial disposition of said target relative to said terrestrial vehicle or (ii) said characteristic of said target.

US Pat. No. 10,365,331

METHOD FOR DETERMINING THE RELIABILITY OF STATE OF HEALTH PARAMETER VALUES

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

US Pat. No. 10,365,323

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

FormFactor Beaverton, Inc...

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

US Pat. No. 10,365,319

APPARATUS FOR DETERMINING DETERIORATION OF PHOTOCOUPLER

DENSO WAVE INCORPORATED, ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,365,304

DISCRETE INPUT DETERMINING CIRCUIT AND METHOD

GE Aviation Systems LLC, ...

1. A discrete input determining circuit, comprising:an input biasing network connected to a discrete input for providing a first input voltage;
a voltage divider network for dividing the first input voltage into a second input voltage and a third input voltage;
a first comparator, wherein a non-inverting input terminal of the first comparator receives the second input voltage; and
a second comparator, wherein an inverting input terminal of the second comparator receives the third input voltage;
wherein an inverting input terminal of the first comparator and a non-inverting input terminal of the second comparator receive a reference voltage, and an output terminal of the first comparator and an output terminal of the second comparator are configured to provide a logic output; and
wherein the input biasing network comprises a first power supply and a first resistive load connected between the discrete input and the first power supply, and a node between the discrete input and the first resistive load is connected to the voltage divider network.

US Pat. No. 10,365,293

MONITORING THE STRUCTURAL HEALTH OF COLUMNS AND LIKE STRUCTURES

THE ALUMINIUM LIGHTING CO...

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

US Pat. No. 10,365,263

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

Indian Institute of Techn...

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

US Pat. No. 10,365,229

REAL-TIME CHARACTERIZATION OF PHARMACEUTICAL TABLET COATINGS USING RAMAN SPECTROSCOPY

Kaiser Optical Systems, I...

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

US Pat. No. 10,365,224

LABEL-FREE OPTICAL SENSORS

GENALYTE, INC., San Dieg...

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

US Pat. No. 10,365,170

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR INDICATING THE FUEL CONSUMPTION AND/OR EFFICIENCY OF A HEATING UNIT

BOOSTHEAT, Nimes (FR)

1. A method for indicating consumption in billable combustible and free energy gathered in an outside environment of a heating unit to a user wherein said heating unit includes at least one heat pump with a thermal compressor driven by a thermal energy feed, a heating fluid distribution circuit and a plurality of convectors or radiators receiving an energy quantity Q1, the thermal compressor mainly using as a cold source the heating fluid distribution circuit and the thermal energy feed being at least provided by burning a billed combustible, wherein the method comprises at least:A—measuring, via a combustible meter, over a preset time period, a quantity of billable combustible burnt to provide at least a part of the thermal energy feed to the thermal compressor of the heat pump and determining, using the quantity of billable combustible burnt over the preset time period, a corresponding amount of a billed energy quantity Q2F,
B—measuring, via first and second temperature sensors and a flow-rate sensor, over the preset time period, on a heat transfer circuit of the heat pump, a temperature of a heat transfer fluid before and after passing through an outside exchanger and a flow-rate of the heat transfer fluid passing through the outside exchanger and determining, over the preset time period, based on said measurements, an energy quantity Q3 corresponding to a quantity of said free energy gathered in the outside environment, where the energy quantity Q3 is obtained by integrating a temperature difference across the outside exchanger multiplied by the flow-rate across the outside exchanger,
C—displaying at least the consumption of the heating unit in billable combustible and free energy gathered in the outside environment by displaying the energy quantities Q2F and Q3, corresponding to the preset time period, on a display screen and/or a document intended for billing the client.

US Pat. No. 10,365,157

LIGHTING DEVICE INCORPORATING A HYPERSPECTRAL IMAGER AS A RECONFIGURABLE SENSING ELEMENT

ABL IP HOLDING LLC, Cony...

1. A lighting device, comprising:a housing;
a light source within the housing of the lighting device and configured to output artificial light for general illumination;
a hyperspectral imager, coupled to the housing, configured to detect light in an area of the lighting device and generate hyperspectral image data from intensities of a continuous range of wavelengths of the detected light, wherein the light source and the hyperspectral imager are integrated components of the lighting device;
a communication interface coupled to a data communication network;
a memory storing spectral reference data and program instructions for processing and analyzing the hyperspectral image data; and
a processor coupled to the memory, the communication interface, the light source and the hyperspectral imager, wherein the processor, when executing the stored program instructions is configured to perform functions, including functions to:
control operation of the light source;
analyze the hyperspectral image data generated by the hyperspectral imager using image processing analysis techniques in relation to the spectral reference data;
based on the results of the image analysis of the hyperspectral image data, detect an environmental condition in the environment in which the lighting device is located; and
output, via the communication interface, a report of the detected environmental condition.

US Pat. No. 10,365,140

MEASURED DOSE DISPENSERS AND METHODS OF USING SAME

Silgan Dispensing Systems...

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

US Pat. No. 10,365,088

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

Tianjin University, Tian...

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

US Pat. No. 10,365,085

METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR MEASURING THICKNESS OF THIN FILM

INSTITUTE OF NUCLEAR ENER...

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

US Pat. No. 10,365,080

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

CARL ZEISS INDUSTRIELLE M...

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

US Pat. No. 10,365,064

MOUNT FOR RANGEFINDERS AND OTHER AUXILIARIES FOR SHOOTING DEVICES

Explore Scientific, LLC, ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,365,063

ARCHERY BOW WITH CIRCULAR STRING TRACK

MCP IP, LLC, Sparta, WI ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,365,051

MICROCHANNEL HEAT EXCHANGER

FUJITSU GENERAL LIMITED, ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,365,045

3-D CHANNEL GAS HEAT EXCHANGER

ALFA LAVAL CORHEX LTD., ...

1. A 3-D channel gas heat exchanger, comprising: a plurality of heat exchange plates each possessing opposite sides, the heat exchange plates being arranged in a stack so that one of the sides of each heat exchange plate faces one of the sides of an adjacent heat exchange plate; and a plurality of passages that are formed in between the plurality of heat exchange plates,wherein the plurality of passages comprise: first passages extending across one of the sides of a first one of the heat exchange plates and configured to convey a first fluid having a first temperature through the first passages; second passages extending across one of the sides of a second one of the heat exchange plates and configured to convey a second fluid through the second passages for transferring heat to the first fluid having the first temperature, the second passages that extend across the one side of the second heat exchange plate passing through the second heat exchange plate at through holes and opening to the opposite side of the second heat exchange plate; and third passages extending across one of the sides of a third one of the heat exchange plates and configured to convey a fluid that prevents freezing in the second passages by transferring heat to at least some of the second passages when a temperature of the second fluid is below a predetermined temperature value; and
the second heat exchange plate comprising a plurality of heating surface units that each extend between opposite ends of the second heat exchange plate, each of the heating surface units comprising first and second portions of the second heat exchange plate that alternate with one another between the opposite ends of the second heat exchange plate, the first portions of the second heat exchange plate extending in a straight line, the second portions of the second heat exchange plate being angled relative to the first portions of the second heat exchange plate so that the second portions of the second heat exchange plate are other than parallel to the first portions of the second heat exchange plate, the heating surface units being arranged side-by-side with the second passages and the through holes being positioned between the first and second portions of the side-by-side heating surface units.

US Pat. No. 10,365,041

EXTRUDED POLYCARBONATE STICKER FOR SPACING WOOD

DSV Holdings LLC, Osage ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,365,036

BEVERAGE COOLING DISPLAY SYSTEMS AND METHODS

ISEE STORE INNOVATIONS, L...

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

US Pat. No. 10,365,024

REMOVAL DEVICE FOR A FLUID

INFICON GmbH, Cologne (D...

1. A removal device for removing a fluid from a refrigeration system, the removal device comprising:a cooling device, wherein a fluid flows through the cooling device, wherein the cooling device includes a pipeline assembly, wherein the pipeline assembly includes a plurality of straight pipeline elements arranged and connected to each other one after the other in a direction of fluid flow, such that the straight pipeline elements are sequentially passed by the fluid, wherein the straight pipeline elements are arranged in two different, mutually parallel planes, wherein the pipeline assembly has a plurality of cooling fins, wherein each of the plurality of cooling fins includes openings for the straight pipeline elements of a first plane of the two different, mutually parallel planes, the openings being arranged along a first straight line, and recesses for the straight pipeline elements of a second plane of the two different, mutually parallel planes, the recesses being arranged along a second straight line parallel to the first straight line, wherein each of the plurality of cooling fins includes one discrete piece that includes the openings and the recesses, wherein the openings encompass and contact the straight pipeline elements of the first plane in a heat conductive manner and the recesses do not contact the straight pipeline elements of the second plane in a heat conductive manner;
a fluid inlet arranged upstream from the straight pipeline elements, and a fluid outlet arranged downstream from the straight pipeline elements, wherein the two different, mutually parallel planes that are inclined relative to a vertical plane and relative to a horizontal plane in such a way that all fluid entering through the fluid inlet flows within the straight pipeline elements to the fluid outlet by gravity; and
a compressor arranged upstream from the cooling device, wherein the fluid flows through the compressor, wherein the compressor is connected to the fluid inlet such that compressed fluid flows from the compressor to the fluid inlet and enters the straight pipeline elements through the fluid inlet.

US Pat. No. 10,365,007

CEILING-EMBEDDED AIR CONDITIONER

FUJITSU GENERAL LIMITED, ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,365,003

AUTOMATIC DISPLACEMENT VENTILATION SYSTEM WITH HEATING MODE

Oy Halton Group Ltd., He...

1. A ventilation system for an occupied space, comprising:at least one supply register with a displacement-type diffuser providing a plurality of uniform openings that maintain a uniform flow of ventilation air at a non-mixing flow rate that promotes stratification of air in said occupied space;
at least one first exclusive return register positioned closer to a ceiling than a floor of said occupied space and configured to withdraw air from said occupied space;
at least one second exclusive return register positioned closer to the floor than the ceiling and configured to withdraw air from said occupied space; and
a central control system including a controller with at least a heating mode and a cooling mode, configured to control flow of heated or cooled air to said at least one supply register and selectively to control flow of air into said at least one first exclusive return register and said at least one second exclusive return register in response to a mode of the controller, wherein
during the cooling mode, the central control system causes cooled air to flow through said at least one supply register at the non-mixing flow rate, and causes air to be withdrawn from the occupied space only through said at least one first exclusive return register at a level proximate the ceiling, and
during the heating mode, the central control system causes warm air to flow through said at least one supply register at the non-mixing flow rate, and causes air to be withdrawn from the occupied space only through said at least one second exclusive return register.

US Pat. No. 10,364,998

THERMOSTAT HAVING OVER CURRENT MANAGEMENT

Siemens Schweiz AG, Zuri...

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

US Pat. No. 10,364,979

BOILER FEED TANK ENERGY RECOVERY SYSTEM

Daniel Steam, Inc., Torr...

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

US Pat. No. 10,364,978

SEPARATORS AND MIXERS FOR DELIVERING CONTROLLED-QUALITY SOLAR-GENERATED STEAM OVER LONG DISTANCES FOR ENHANCED OIL RECOVERY, AND ASSOCIATED SYSTEMS AND METHODS

GlassPoint Solar, Inc., ...

1. A method for providing solar-heated steam to a target user, comprising:generating steam via a working fluid heated at a solar field, the solar field including at least one receiver carrying the working fluid, and at least one concentrator positioned to concentrate solar radiation on the at least one receiver;
separating a liquid fraction from the steam;
directing a vapor fraction of the steam toward the target user via a first, vapor fraction conduit; and
directing at least part of the liquid fraction toward the target user in parallel with the vapor fraction via a second, liquid fraction conduit.

US Pat. No. 10,364,975

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

BRIDGELUX INC., Fremont,...

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

US Pat. No. 10,364,955

ILLUMINATION MODULE FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE

VALEO ILUMINACION, Marto...

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

US Pat. No. 10,364,933

PUCK WEAR DETECTION

Momentive Performance Mat...

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

US Pat. No. 10,364,929

PIPE COUPLING ENCAPSULATION ASSEMBLY

Krausz Industries Ltd., ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,364,923

GRIP ELEMENTS FOR GRIP RING

Krausz Industries Ltd., ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,364,922

FLEXIBLE JOINT

SEUNGJIN IND. CO., LTD, ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,364,910

FLUID CONTROL DEVICE

MICROJET TECHNOLOGY CO., ...

1. A fluid control device, comprising:a piezoelectric actuator comprising a piezoelectric element and a vibration plate, wherein the piezoelectric element is attached on a surface of the vibration plate, the piezoelectric element is subject to deformation in response to an applied voltage, and the vibration plate is subject to a curvy vibration in response to the deformation of the piezoelectric element; and
a deformable substrate comprising a communication plate and a flexible plate stacked on and coupled with the communication plate, wherein the communication plate and the flexible plate are subject to a synchronous deformation to form a synchronously-deformed structure as a whole,
wherein the deformable substrate is combined with and positioned on the vibration plate of the piezoelectric actuator, so that a specified depth is defined between the flexible plate of the deformable substrate and the vibration plate, wherein the flexible plate comprises a movable part corresponding to the vibration plate, and
wherein the communication plate has a central part directly below the movable part of the flexible plate, and the central part of the communication plate is spaced apart from the movable part of the flexible plate, and is synchronously deformable with the movable part of the flexible plate.

US Pat. No. 10,364,901

VACUUM GATE VALVE

KITZ SCT CORPORATION, To...

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

US Pat. No. 10,364,887

CONTROL SYSTEM FOR A CONTINUOUSLY VARIABLE TRANSMISSION

Punch Powertrain NV, Sin...

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

US Pat. No. 10,364,881

TURBINE ENGINE MODULE COMPRISING A CASING AROUND A DEVICE WITH A COVER FOR RECOVERING LUBRICATING OIL

SAFRAN AIRCRAFT ENGINES, ...

1. A turbine engine module comprising a device arranged so that the lubricating oil escapes therefrom by centrifugation about an axis of rotation, said device comprising at least one rotating portion and a cover rigidly connected to said rotating portion, said cover comprising radial through ports for the passage of the oil escaping by centrifugation and means for guiding the oil leaving said ports radially outwards, and a casing defining at least one portion of a lubrication enclosure of said device, said casing comprising at least one gutter, arranged to recover the oil passing through said radial ports and having a substantially annular shape centred on the axis of rotation, the gutter comprising an annular bottom wall having at least a first discharge port, wherein the casing comprises at least a second discharge port located on the outside of the gutter, and in that said device comprises discharge means, said at least second discharge port and said at least first discharge port being connected to the discharge means that are commonwherein at least one discharge port is located substantially at the lowest point of the gutter.

US Pat. No. 10,364,874

TRANSMISSION AND ENGINE CONFIGURATION

Hydro-Gear Limited Partne...

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

US Pat. No. 10,364,872

AXLE ASSEMBLY HAVING A GEAR REDUCTION UNIT AND AN INTERAXLE DIFFERENTIAL UNIT

ArvinMeritor Technology, ...

1. An axle assembly comprising:a housing assembly that receives a differential assembly;
an input shaft that is at least partially received in the housing assembly and is rotatable about a first axis;
a gear reduction unit that is operatively connected to the input shaft, wherein the gear reduction unit includes a planetary gear set that has a sun gear and a planetary ring gear that are rotatable about the first axis and a planet carrier that rotatably supports a planet pinion that is in meshing engagement with the sun gear and the planetary ring gear, wherein the planetary ring gear is selectively rotatable about the first axis;
a first coupling that is moveable between a first position in which the planetary ring gear is coupled to the housing assembly such that the planetary ring gear does not rotate about the first axis and a second position in which the planetary ring gear is not coupled to the housing assembly and is rotatable about the first axis; and
an interaxle differential unit that is at least partially received in the planet carrier and that operatively connects the planetary gear set to the differential assembly and an output shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,364,830

PUMP DEVICE FOR CONVERTING ROTATION INTO FLUID FLOW

Spira Energy AB, Stening...

1. An apparatus for converting rotation into fluid flow, comprising:a first fluid conduit extending from a first open end to a second open end of the first fluid conduit, said first fluid conduit being coiled around a first axis of rotation;
a second fluid conduit extending from a first open end to a second open end of the second fluid conduit, said second fluid conduit being coiled around a second axis of rotation;
a rotor coupled to said first fluid conduit and to said second fluid conduit in such a way that rotation of said rotor causes said first fluid conduit to rotate around said first axis of rotation and said second fluid conduit to rotate around said second axis of rotation;
a first fluid separator for separating a first fluid having a first density from a second fluid having a second density different from said first density, said first fluid separator being in fluid flow communication with the second open end of said first fluid conduit, and in fluid flow communication with the first open end of said second fluid conduit; and
an outlet allowing extraction of said first fluid from said first fluid separator,
wherein said first fluid separator is configured in such a way that, during rotation of said rotor in a first direction of rotation, first mass portions of said first fluid and second mass portions of said second fluid are alternatingly transported from the first open end towards the second open end of said first fluid conduit, third mass portions of said first fluid and fourth mass portions of said second fluid are alternatingly transported from the first open end towards the second open end of the second fluid conduit,
wherein a ratio between each of said first mass portions and each of said second mass portions is greater than a ratio between each of said third mass portions and each of said fourth mass portions.

US Pat. No. 10,364,800

ASSEMBLY SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR ASSEMBLING A TOWER FOR A WIND GENERATOR

SOLETANCHE FREYSSINET, R...

1. A system for assembling a tower for a wind generator consisting of a plurality of blocks, comprising:an internal structure for lifting each one of said blocks, and
an external structure for supporting said lifting structure, the lifting structure able to be moveable in relation to the support structure between a block-gripping position and a block-holding position, the lifting structure comprising a body for gripping each block,
wherein the body for gripping comprises at least one rod able to penetrate into a recess of each block,
wherein said at least one rod can be retracted, said at least one rod extending in a direction perpendicular to the movement of the lifting structure between the block-gripping position and the block-holding position,
wherein said at least one rod is arranged to extend outside the block when the block is disposed inside the lifting structure and the supporting structure, and
wherein the lifting structure comprises:
at least one holding arm, said at least one holding arm comprising:
a longitudinal portion, and
an abutment portion arranged to bear laterally on the block,
said at least one rod and said at least one holding arm constituting the only interfaces between the system and each block.

US Pat. No. 10,364,766

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

CONTINENTAL AUTOMOTIVE FR...

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

US Pat. No. 10,364,739

SYNERGISTIC INDUCTION AND TURBOCHARGING IN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE SYSTEMS

Bright Acceleration Techn...

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

US Pat. No. 10,364,732

VALVE DEVICE FOR EXHAUST FLOW PASSAGE

FUTABA INDUSTRIAL CO., LT...

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

US Pat. No. 10,364,731

ASYNCHRONOUS REDUCTANT INSERTION IN AFTERTREATMENT SYSTEMS

Cummins Emission Solution...

1. A method for asynchronously delivering a reductant to a first selective catalytic reduction system and a second selective catalytic reduction system of an aftertreatment system via a reductant insertion assembly, the reductant insertion assembly comprising a first injector fluidly coupled to the first selective catalytic reduction system and a second injector fluidly coupled to the second selective catalytic reduction system, the method comprising:activating the first injector;
maintaining the first injector activated for a first delivery time, thereby inserting a first amount of reductant into the first selective catalytic reduction system;
deactivating the first injector;
activating the second injector; and
maintaining the second injector activated for a second delivery time, thereby inserting a second amount of reductant into the second selective catalytic reduction system.

US Pat. No. 10,364,719

EXHAUST GAS PURIFICATION SYSTEM, AND NOX PURIFICATION CAPACITY RESTORATION METHOD

ISUZU MOTORS LIMITED, To...

1. An exhaust gas purification system comprising:a NOx storage-reduction catalyst that is provided on an exhaust passageway of an internal combustion engine to reduce and purify a nitrogen compound in exhaust gas; and
a control unit configured to:
estimate a degree of deterioration of the NOx storage-reduction catalyst;
execute a regeneration process in which the exhaust gas is enriched so as to restore a NOx storage capacity of the NOx storage-reduction catalyst;
set a target interval from an end of the regeneration process to a start of a subsequent regeneration process;
correct the target interval based on the estimated degree of deterioration; and
prohibit an end of a NOx regeneration control until an elapsing time counted from a start of the NOx regeneration control reaches a required minimum time that is longer than a time during which a control operation by an air system or a MAF (mass air flow) tracking control is completed.

US Pat. No. 10,364,711

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

Yelir, Inc., Fort Collin...

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

US Pat. No. 10,364,634

HYDRAULIC JAR WITH LOW RESET FORCE

Thru Tubing Solutions, In...

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

US Pat. No. 10,364,621

PIPE HANDLING FOR A DRILL STRING AT GROUND EXIT

American Augers, Inc., W...

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

US Pat. No. 10,364,618

DRILL STRING COMPONENTS RESISTANT TO JAMMING

BLY IP INC., Salt Lake C...

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

US Pat. No. 10,364,609

METHOD FOR EXCAVATING MUD LINE CELLAR FOR SUBSEA WELL DRILLING

NOBLE DRILLING SERVICES I...

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

US Pat. No. 10,364,592

SENSOR ASSEMBLIES FOR LOCKS

Schlage Lock Company LLC,...

1. A locking assembly, comprising:a case;
a first hub rotatably mounted in the case and having a first home position and a first rotated position;
a second hub rotatably mounted in the case and having a second home position and a second rotated position;
a locking member aligned with the first hub and having a locking position wherein rotation of the first hub is prevented, and having an unlocking position wherein rotation of the first hub is enabled; and
a sensor assembly, including:
a first sensor associated with the first hub and operable to transmit a first signal in response to one of the first home position and the first rotated position, wherein the first sensor comprises a first microswitch including a first body, at least one first terminal, and a first leaf spring associated with the first hub;
a second sensor associated with the second hub and operable to transmit a second signal in response to one of the second home position and the second rotated position, wherein the second sensor comprises a second microswitch including a second body, at least one second terminal, and a second leaf spring associated with the second hub;
a third sensor associated with the locking member and operable to transmit a third signal in response to one of the locking position and the unlocking position, wherein the third sensor comprises a third microswitch including a third body, at least one third terminal, and a third leaf spring associated with the locking member; and
a printed circuit board on which terminals of each of the first, second, and third sensors are mounted;
wherein each terminal is electrically connected to a controller of a control circuit;
wherein the third sensor is mounted on the printed circuit board between the first sensor and the second sensor to form a single unit; and
wherein the third leaf spring is bent about the third body such that an engaging segment of the third leaf spring extends longer than the first leaf spring and the second leaf spring and is positioned between the third body and the locking member.

US Pat. No. 10,364,578

PANEL COATING

CERALOC INNOVATION AB, V...

1. A method for producing a laminated product, the method comprising:applying a powder-based sublayer comprising wood fibers and a thermosetting resin on a wood fiber based core;
applying a paper on the powder-based sublayer, wherein the paper is an unimpregnated paper when the paper is applied on the sublayer;
applying a protective overlay comprising a thermosetting resin and wear-resistant particles on the paper; and
applying heat and pressure in order to impregnate the paper, to cure the resins, and thereby obtain a laminated product.

US Pat. No. 10,364,574

CONTINUOUS SCREW TIGHTENING MACHINE WITH WASHER STACKING SUPPLY MECHANISM

MURO CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,364,570

BUILDING FORMS AND METHOD OF ASSEMBLING SAME

EZ PVC LLC, Las Vegas, N...

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

US Pat. No. 10,364,519

SLIDE SPRING, SLIDE, SLIDE NEEDLE, GUIDE ARRANGEMENT, AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING AT LEAST ONE SLIDE SPRING

Groz-Beckert KG, Albstad...

1. A slider spring for a slider used with a slider needle, the slider spring comprising:a closing section for closing a hook opening of the slider needle;
a connection section for connecting to a slider body of the slider; and
a guide section for guiding the slider spring at a needle body;
wherein the slider spring extends in a spring longitudinal direction, in a spring transverse direction, and in a spring height direction; and
at least one groove-like shaped reinforcement bead with a concave bead interior and an oppositely disposed convex bead exterior;
the slider spring shaped and configured to be stacked against at least one other slider spring such that the convex bead exterior of the slider spring fits completely within the respective concave bead interior of the at least one other slider spring.

US Pat. No. 10,364,468

SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ANALYZING CIRCULATING TUMOR DNA

Seven Bridges Genomics In...

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

US Pat. No. 10,364,461

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

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVER...

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

US Pat. No. 10,364,454

BIOLUMINESCENT ASSAYS UTILISING SECRETED LUCIFERASES

GENE STREAM PTY LTD., Ci...

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

US Pat. No. 10,364,412

APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING LARGE AMOUNTS OF GAS TO A FERMENTATION BROTH

XYLECO, INC., Wakefield,...

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

US Pat. No. 10,364,362

INKS

Sericol Limited, Broadst...

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

US Pat. No. 10,364,324

POLY(2,6-DIMETHYL-1,4-PHENYLENE-OXIDE) DERIVATIVES WITH SULFONYL PENDANT GROUPS AND METHODS THEREFOR

The United States of Amei...

1. A sulfone-containing polyphenylene oxide (PPO) polymer having repeating units of formulas:
wherein each of R1 and R2 is H or an alkyl group containing from 1 to 4 carbon atoms, R3 is an alkylene group containing from 1 to 2 carbon atoms, R4 is selected from a group consisting of an alkyl group containing from 1 to 4 carbon atoms, an aryl group, and CF3, and X is a halogen atom;
the subscript n is 0 or 1;
the subscript m is 1 or 2, provided that when m is 2, R2 is H;
a degree of polymerization ranges from about 5 to about 1,000; and
a ratio of units having formula (1) to units having formula (2) of the sulfone-containing PPO polymer ranges from about 10:90 to about 90:10.

US Pat. No. 10,364,317

CONJUGATED POLYMERS

Merck Patent GmbH, Darms...

1. A polymer comprising one or more units of formula I
wherein
Ar1 is, on each occurrence identically or differently,

Ar2 is, on each occurrence identically or differently,

Ar3 is, on each occurrence identically or differently,

V is CR1 or N,
W is S, O, Se or NR1,
X is O or NR1,
Y is O or S,
R1 on each occurrence identically or differently, denotes H or straight-chain, branched or cyclic alkyl with 1 to 30 C atoms, in which one or more CH2 groups are optionally replaced by —O—, —S—, —C(?O)—, —C(?S)—, —C(?O)—O—, —O—C(?O)—, —NR0—, —SiR0R00—, —CF2—, —CHR0?CR00—, —CY1?CY2— or —C?C— in such a manner that O and/or S atoms are not linked directly to one another, and in which one or more H atoms are optionally replaced by F, Cl, Br, I or CN, or denotes aryl or heteroaryl with 5 to 15 ring atoms, which is mono- or polycyclic and unsubstituted or substituted by one or more groups RS,
R2-9 independently of each other, and on each occurrence identically or differently, denote H, halogen or straight-chain, branched or cyclic alkyl with 1 to 30 C atoms, in which one or more CH2 groups are optionally replaced by —O—, —S—, —C(?O)—, —C(?S)—, —C(?O)—O—, —O—C(?O)—, —NR0—, —SiR0R00—, —CF2—, —CHR0?CR00—, —CY1?CY2— or —C?C— in such a manner that O and/or S atoms are not linked directly to one another, and in which one or more H atoms are optionally replaced by F, Cl, Br, I or CN, and in which one or more CH2 or CH3 groups are optionally replaced by a cationic or anionic group, or denotes aryl or heteroaryl with 5 to 15 ring atoms, which is mono- or polycyclic and unsubstituted or substituted by one or more groups RS,
RS denotes, on each occurrence identically or differently, F, Br, Cl, —CN, —NC, —NCO, —NCS, —OCN, —SCN, —C(O)NR0R00, —C(O)X0, —C(O)R0, —C(O)OR0, —NH2, —NR0R00, —SH, —SR0, —SO3H, —SO2R0, —OH, —NO2, —CF3, —SF5, optionally substituted silyl, or carbyl or hydrocarbyl with 1 to 40 C atoms that is optionally substituted and optionally comprises one or more hetero atoms,
X0 is halogen,
Y1 and Y2 are independently of each other H, F, Cl or CN,
R0 and R00 are independently of each other H or optionally substituted C1-40 carbyl or hydrocarbyl, and
h and i independently of each other denote 0, 1, 2 or 3.

US Pat. No. 10,364,263

CYCLIC PHOSPHATES AND CYCLIC PHOSPHORAMIDATES FOR THE TREATMENT OF NEUROLOGIC DISORDERS

Retrophin, Inc., San Die...

1. A compound having the following structure (I):or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein:E is O;
D is absent, aryl, C1-C3 alkylene, C1-C3 alkylene substituted with R3, C(O)O(alkylene) or C(O)O(alkylene) substituted with R3;
B is absent, C1-C3 alkylene, C3-C6 cycloalkylene, (C1-C3 alkylene)NR2, C(O)NR2(alkylene), aryl, heteroaryl or heterocyclyl, wherein each of said C1-C3 alkylene, C3-C6 cycloalkylene, (C1-C3 alkylene)NR2, C(O)NR2(alkylene), aryl, heteroaryl and heterocyclyl is unsubstituted or substituted with R6 or R8;
A is absent, H, OR5, R5C(O), R5OC(O), R5OC(O)O, R5C(O)O, R5C(O)S, NR2R5C(O), R5C(O)NR2, R5S(O)NR2, R5SO2NR2, NR2R5, CN, C1-C6 alkyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, heterocyclyl or aryl, wherein each of said C1-C6 alkyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, heterocyclyl and aryl is unsubstituted or substituted with R6;
R1 is H, C1-C6 alkyl, aryl, arylalkyl, heteroaryl, heteroarylalkyl, heterocyclyl, heterocyclylalkyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, or cycloalkylalkyl, wherein each of said C1-C6 alkyl, aryl, arylalkyl, heteroaryl, heteroarylalkyl, heterocyclyl, heterocyclylalkyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, and cycloalkylalkyl is unsubstituted or substituted with R6;
R2 is H or C1-C6 alkyl;
R3 is H, C1-C6 alkyl, hydroxy, amino, arylalkyl, heteroarylalkyl or C3-C6 cycloalkyl, wherein each of said C1-C6 alkyl, arylalkyl, heteroarylalkyl and C3-C6 cycloalkyl is unsubstituted or substituted with R4;
R4 is C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, hydroxy or amino;
R5 is H, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, aryl, arylalkyl, heteroaryl, heteroarylalkyl, heterocyclyl, heterocyclylalkyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, cycloalkylalkyl, amino, alkylamino, dialkylamino, aminoalkyl, alkylaminoalkyl or dialkylaminoalkyl, wherein each of said C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, aryl, arylalkyl, heteroaryl, heteroarylalkyl, heterocyclyl, heterocyclylalkyl, amino, alkylamino, dialkylamino, aminoalkyl, alkylaminoalkyl and dialkylaminoalkyl is unsubstituted or substituted with R6 or R8;
R6 is C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, hydroxyl, amino, halo, oxo, CN, NO2, SF5, heterocyclyl, heterocyclylalkyl, aryl, arylalkyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, C3-C4 spiro-substituted cycloalkyl, cycloalkylalkyl, SO2R7, R7C(O)S, R7C(O), R7C(O)NR2, R7OC(O) or R7OC(O)NR2, wherein each of said C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, heterocyclyl, heterocyclylalkyl, aryl, arylalkyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, C3-C4 spiro-substituted cycloalkyl and cycloalkylalkyl is unsubstituted or substituted with R7;
R7 is H, C1-C6 alkyl, C1-C6 alkoxy, hydroxyl, halo, oxo, CN, NO2, SF5, arylakyl, heteroarylalkyl, amino, alkylamino or dialkylamino; and
R8 is R6OC(O) or R6OC(O)NR2;
or
D is absent, and A, B, and E together form a 6-membered heterocyclic or heteroaryl ring, wherein said heterocyclic or heteroaryl ring is unsubstituted or substituted with R6.

US Pat. No. 10,364,258

HETEROARYL INHIBITORS OF PDE4

Tetra Discovery Partners,...

1. A method for treating a disease chosen from depression, depression secondary to illness, major depressive disorder, multiple sclerosis, chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, transverse myelitis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, and arteriosclerotic dementia in a subject in need thereof, comprising the administration to the subject a compound of structural Formula XI:and/or a salt thereof, wherein:Y is C(R2)2;
X is chosen from CH and N;
n is an integer chosen from 0, 1 or 2;
each R2 is independently chosen from hydrogen and lower alkyl;
R3 is chosen from methyl, ethyl, trifluoromethyl, and cyclopropyl;
R4 is chosen from hydrogen and ethyl;
R5 is either benzoxaborole, or is chosen from phenyl and pyridinyl, either of which is para-substituted with a substituent of the form R8—R9—(R10)a(R10)b, and is optionally substituted with a substituent R13;
R8 is chosen from a bond and lower alkyl;
R9 is chosen from halogen, lower alkyl, lower haloalkyl, lower hydroxyalkyl, lower alkoxy, lower haloalkoxy, cyano, —C(O)N—, S(O)2—, B(OH)2, 5-6 membered monocyclic heterocycloalkyl, and 5-6 membered monocyclic heteroaryl;
(R10)a and (R10)b are each independently chosen from null, hydrogen, halogen, trifluoromethyl, trifluoromethoxy, hydroxyl, lower hydroxyalkyl, cyano, oxo, lower alkyl, C(O)OH, and C(O)O lower alkyl;
R13 is chosen from halogen, hydroxy, lower alkyl, trifluoromethyl, lower alkoxy, trifluoromethoxy, NH2, and cyano;
R6 is chosen from 3-chlorophenyl, 5-chloro-2-thienyl, cyclopentyl optionally substituted with one or two R14, and cyclopentoxy optionally substituted with one or two R14; and
each R14 is independently chosen from halogen, hydroxy, lower alkyl, trifluoromethyl, lower alkoxy, trifluoromethoxy, NH2, and cyano.

US Pat. No. 10,364,235

INSECTICIDAL COMPOUNDS

Synenta Crop Protection L...

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,364,230

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

ALTAY THERAPEUTICS, INC.,...

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

US Pat. No. 10,364,229

CRYSTALLINE SUBSTITUTED 5-FLUORO-1H-PYRAZOLOPYRIDINES AND PROCESS FOR PREPARING

ADVERIO PHARMA GMBH, Sch...

1. A crystalline substance compound of the formula (I) in the form of the di-dimethyl sulphoxide solvate,wherein the x-ray diffractogram of the compound exhibits peak maxima of the 2 theta angle at 12.0, 16.6, 17.8, 18.8, 20.3, and 21.7.

US Pat. No. 10,364,194

COMPOSITE MATERIAL AND METHOD FOR PREPARING THE SAME

CENTRAL SOUTH UNIVERSITY,...

1. A method, comprising:1) preparing and thermally treating a carbon fiber preform, and depositing pyrolytic carbon on the carbon fiber preform in a chemical vapor infiltration furnace, to yield a porous carbon-carbon composite material;
2) placing the carbon-carbon composite material deposited with the pyrolytic carbon on a zirconium-titanium powder mixture, and performing a reactive melt infiltration, to yield a carbon-carbon composite material modified by non-stoichiometric zirconium titanium carbide; and
(3) placing the carbon-carbon composite material modified by non-stoichiometric zirconium titanium carbide in a powder mixture comprising carbon, boron carbide (B4C), silicon carbide (SiC), silicon, and an infiltration enhancer, and performing an embedding method, to form a ceramic-modified carbon-carbon composite material.

US Pat. No. 10,364,165

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

HENAN POLYTECHNIC UNIVERS...

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

US Pat. No. 10,364,162

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR TREATING SALT-CONTAINING GLYCERIN WASTEWATER

National Tsing Hua Univer...

1. A salt-containing glycerin wastewater treating system, comprising:a mixing tank adapted to mix salt-containing glycerin wastewater with a concentrated hydrochloric acid to obtain a mixture;
a filtering device communicating with the mixing tank and filtering the mixture to obtain an acidic filtrate and a precipitated salt;
a distillation column communicating with the filtering device and receiving the acidic filtrate from the filtering device;
a water supply device supplying water to the acidic filtrate;
a column top product storage tank that communicates with the distillation column and stores a column top product of the distillation column, wherein the column top product comprises a hydrochloric acid aqueous solution;
a return pipe that communicates between the column top product storage tank and the mixing tank; and
a hydrochloric acid gas supply device that communicates with the column top product storage tank.

US Pat. No. 10,364,157

PROCESS FOR PRODUCING HIGH GRADE HYDROMAGNESITE AND MAGNESIUM OXIDE

Karnalyte Resources Inc.,...

1. A method of preparing hydromagnesite from a source of magnesium chloride, comprising:a) preparing a first brine solution from said source of magnesium chloride, wherein said first brine solution comprises magnesium chloride and calcium chloride;
b) mixing a sulfate salt into said first brine solution capable of converting said calcium chloride into a calcium sulfate precipitate thereby forming said calcium sulfate precipitate and a second brine solution comprising magnesium chloride;
c) removing said calcium sulfate precipitate from said second brine solution; and
d) mixing said second brine solution, after step c), with sodium carbonate, while maintaining the temperature at about 20° C. to about 120° C. to form a hydromagnesite precipitate,
wherein said first brine solution contains from about 27% to about 35% by weight magnesium chloride in water,
wherein said mixing of said sulfate salt is carried out at a temperature of about 60° C. to about 90° C.

US Pat. No. 10,364,148

NANOCOMPOSITE SYSTEM FOR SOLID HYDROGEN STORAGE

Kuwait Institute for Scie...

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

US Pat. No. 10,364,133

WHEELED CABINET MOUNTED CRANE

E-MAKE CO., LTD, Taichun...

1. A wheeled cabinet comprising a crane, the crane comprising:a rectangular attachment board secured to one side of the cabinet;
a receptacle disposed on a rear end of the attachment board and including a plurality of threaded holes disposed vertically on an surface;
a hollow member disposed on a front top corner of the attachment board;
an outrigger disposed on a bottom of the attachment board and including a slot, a sliding tube slidably projecting out of a rear end, a caster mounted to a bottom of a rear end of the sliding tube, and a rod releasably secured to the sliding tube and configured to slide along the slot;
a boom having one end pivotably secured to the hollow member and including a plurality of threaded holes on a rear portion, an extension extending from the other end and threadedly secured to the boom, a chain disposed at an end of the extension, and at least one guard member disposed on a front portion of the boom for allowing the extension to frictionally pass through gaps between the at least one guard member and the boom; and
an adjustable boom hoist having one end releasably secured to one of the threaded holes of the boom and the other end releasably secured to one of the threaded holes of the receptacle, the adjustable boom hoist including a support tube and a sliding tube member slidably disposed in the support tube.

US Pat. No. 10,364,096

BASE PLATE UNIT

Nantong CIMC ECO New Mate...

1. A base plate unit, wherein the base plate unit is of an integral structure made of fiber reinforced polymer-matrix composite material, and the base plate unit comprises:a base plate unit body comprising at least one bearing part, each bearing part comprising a panel, a plurality of web plates extending downwards from a bottom of the panel, and bottom supports disposed at lower ends of the web plates, the web plates comprising two side-web plates at both sides of the panel and middle web plates in the middle; and
foot plates disposed at both exterior sides of a bottom of the base plate unit body, and formed by extending bottoms of respective outmost side-web plates of the base plate unit body outwards horizontally;
wherein a width F of the panel of each bearing part is 50 to 450 mm, and a thickness A of the panel is 3 to 8 mm; a thickness B of each of the side-web plates and the middle web plates is 4 to 7 mm; a thickness G of the foot plate is 3 to 7 mm, and a width E of the foot plate is 15 to 40 mm.

US Pat. No. 10,364,080

CAN CARRIER

ROBERTS PLYPRO INC., Cha...

1. A carrier for attachment to a can top, comprising:at least one ring member with a central through opening, the ring member including:
an inner portion including a substantially planar inner side ring part and an outer side ring part, wherein the inner side ring part is disposed higher than the outer side ring part and a space between the outer side ring part and the inner side ring part is traversed by an upwardly angled ring part having a plurality of circumferentially spaced apart through slots;
a plurality of tab members extending downward from an outer side of the outer side ring part of the inner portion, each of the tab members including an upper leg and a lower arcuate segment.

US Pat. No. 10,364,053

VIAL PREPARATION METHOD AND SYSTEM

Hospira Australia Pty Ltd...

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

US Pat. No. 10,364,033

TABLE APPARATUS

ADIENT AEROSPACE LLC, Ki...

1. A table apparatus comprising:a table device;
a table support structure connected to said table device, said table support structure comprising a carrier structure and a table support linkage, said carrier structure being connected to said table support linkage via a single pivot connection, wherein said table device is pivotable about only said single pivot connection;
a track structure;
a guide track; and
a guide pin arranged in said guide track, said guide pin being connected to said carrier structure, wherein said carrier structure is movably mounted to said track structure such that said carrier structure moves in a linear direction and said guide pin moves in said guide track when said carrier structure moves in said linear direction.

US Pat. No. 10,364,031

TOUCHSCREEN TABLET COMPUTING DEVICE SUPPORT

ATLAS DIVERTISSEMENT INC....

1. A tablet computing device support for use by a user seated on an airplane behind a seat having a folding table, comprising:a main body;
a bottom support element positioned at a bottom end of the main body;
at least two lateral support members positioned on opposite sides of the main body, each of the at least two lateral support members including a lateral support element; and
at least one securing member configured to be inserted between the folding table in the upright position and the seat in front of the user in order to secure the tablet computing device support to the folding table;
wherein the bottom support element and the at least two lateral support elements are configured to receive therebetween and secure a tablet computing device to the tablet computing device support.

US Pat. No. 10,364,014

MULTILAYER FLOOR COVERING

GERFLOR, Villeurbanne (F...

1. A multilayer floor covering comprising:a layer A of reinforcing fibers, the layer A made of (i) polyester or phenolic resin and (ii) fiberglass;
an adhesive layer B;
an underside layer C;
a reinforcing layer D, free of reinforcing fibers, the layer D made of PETG and/or PET;
a surface layer E.

US Pat. No. 10,363,991

TORQUE SENSOR SYSTEM FOR PEDELEC

NEW ANANDA DRIVE TECHNIQU...

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

US Pat. No. 10,363,989

DUAL PURPOSE CYCLE

CHERUB CYCLE ENTERPRISE C...

1. A dual purpose cycle comprising:a frame unit;
a wheel unit including a front wheel rotatably mounted to said frame unit;
a hub unit surrounding an axis, extending through said front wheel, and including opposite mounting portions that are respectively disposed at two opposite sides of said front wheel, each of said mounting portions having
an end surface that faces oppositely of said front wheel, and
an engaging groove that is indented from said end surface along the axis, and that has a non-circular cross-section; and
two crank arm units, each of which includes an engaging member having a non-circular cross-section and removably and engagingly inserted into said engaging groove of a respective one of said mounting portions;
wherein each of said mounting portions of said hub unit further has an outer surface extending around said engaging groove, and an external thread formed on said outer surface and proximate to said end surface, and
each of said crank arm units further includes a nut rotatably disposed around said engaging member, having an internal thread, and engaging removably said external thread of a respective one of said mounting portions;
wherein said hub unit further includes a hollow axle extending through said front wheel,
said mounting portions of said hub unit are respectively and fittingly inserted into two opposite end portions of said hollow axle, and
said end surface and said external thread of each of said mounting portions are exposed from a respective one of said end portions;
wherein each of said crank arm units further includes a main arm portion, a hub connecting portion bent from said main arm portion to connect a respective one of said mounting portions, and a pedal connecting portion bent from said main arm portion and opposite to said hub connecting portion,
said engaging member is configured as a non-circular tube that fittingly sleeves around said hub connecting portion, and
said nut is configured as a cap nut that is disposed around said hub connecting portion, that is in abutment with said end surface of a respective one of the mounting portions, and that is in threaded engagement with said external thread of the respective one of said mounting portions.

US Pat. No. 10,363,978

SPLIT CHASSIS SYSTEM

Dell Products L.P., Roun...

1. A split chassis system, comprising:a first chassis base portion that is configured to house a first component and that includes a first chassis front face, a first chassis rear face that is opposite the first chassis base portion from the first chassis front face, and at least one first chassis wall extending between the first chassis front face and the first chassis rear face, wherein the at least one first chassis wall includes a first chassis coupling member;
a second chassis base portion that is configured to house a second component and that includes a second chassis front face, a second chassis rear face that is opposite the second chassis base portion from the second chassis front face, and at least one second chassis wall extending between the second chassis front face and the second chassis rear face,
wherein the at least one second chassis wall includes a second chassis coupling member, and
wherein the second chassis rear face is positioned adjacent the first chassis front face such that the first chassis coupling member is coupled to the second chassis coupling member; and
a leveling subsystem that is coupled to the first chassis base portion and the second chassis base portion, wherein the leveling subsystem aligns the first chassis base portion and the second chassis base portion such that the first chassis base portion and the second chassis base portion substantially maintain coplanarity when the first chassis coupling member is coupled to the second chassis coupling member.

US Pat. No. 10,363,953

STEERING COLUMN FOR A MOTOR VEHICLE

THYSSENKRUPP PRESTA AG, ...

1. A steering column for a motor vehicle comprising:a supporting unit that is connectable to a chassis of the motor vehicle;
a displacement unit that is displaceable relative to the supporting unit along a displacement path in a crash event; and
an energy absorption element disposed between the supporting unit and the displacement unit, the energy absorption element comprising a local laser solidification on or adjacent local areas of the energy absorption element that are configured to preferentially deform and/or tear relative to other areas of the energy absorption element, wherein the energy absorption element is configured to absorb energy over the displacement path in the crash event and wherein the other areas are free of local laser solidification.

US Pat. No. 10,363,869

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR PEDESTRIAN ALERT

2236008 Ontario Inc., Wa...

1. A method for pedestrian alert comprising:deriving a pedestrian path representing a projected path for a pedestrian;
deriving a vehicle path representing a projected path for a vehicle;
determining an intersection of the pedestrian path and the vehicle path;
determining an environmental noise level detected by an external microphone;
determining an alert characteristic responsive to the determined intersection; and
emitting an alert signal from the vehicle responsive to the determined alert characteristic,
wherein the determined alert characteristic is adjusted responsive to the environmental noise level; and
wherein the emitted alert signal draws the attention of the pedestrian to the presence of the motor vehicle to mitigate a likelihood of a collision between the vehicle and the pedestrian.

US Pat. No. 10,363,847

COVER ADAPTABLE TO FOLDABLE VEHICLE SEATS

4Knines, LLC, Vernon Hil...

7. A vehicle seat cover comprising:a back portion adapted to extend over a backrest portion of a vehicle seat, said back portion comprising a lower edge that extends across a first width of the back portion; and
a bench portion adapted to extend over a bench portion of a vehicle seat, said bench portion consisting essentially of:
a second width having a centerline dividing the second width into a first half and a second half, said first half defined by a first portion of the bench portion located between the centerline and a first side edge of the bench portion, said second half defined by a second portion of the bench portion located between the centerline and a second side edge of the bench portion, said second side edge being positioned opposite said first side edge, said first and second side edges being approximately parallel to the centerline;
a front edge extending between the first side edge and the second side edge;
a rear edge extending between the first side edge and the second side edge, said rear edge being positioned opposite said front edge and coupled to the lower edge of the back portion, said front and rear edges being approximately perpendicular to the centerline; and
a single slit positioned in the first half and having an open end opening out through the front edge, and a closed end defined by a sub-portion of the first portion, said closed end being proximal to the rear edge, said single slit dividing the bench portion into a first flap having a first width and a second flap having a second width, wherein the second width is greater than the first width.

US Pat. No. 10,363,800

TARPAULIN BRACKET SYSTEM

Precision Tarp Inc., Elg...

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

US Pat. No. 10,363,775

VEHICLE WHEEL AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING A VEHICLE WHEEL

ThyssenKrupp Steel Europe...

1. A vehicle wheel for motor vehicles, the vehicle wheel comprising:a wheel-rim ring having an opening;
a main member positioned at least partially in the opening of the wheel-rim ring, wherein the main member has an attachment region with receptacles for attachment to a vehicle, wherein the main member comprises spokes, wherein the main member is connected to the wheel-rim ring; and
a covering shell for at least partially covering the main member, wherein the main member is free from the covering shell at least in the attachment region with the receptacles, wherein the covering shell comprises spokes, wherein the spokes of the covering shell at least partially cover the spokes of the main member, wherein the spokes of the covering shell have radially outer ends and radially inner ends, wherein the covering shell directly contacts the main member and directly contacts the wheel-rim ring, wherein the covering shell is connected directly to the main member and directly to the wheel-rim ring via welding or brazing,
wherein the covering shell, the main member and the wheel-rim are produced from sheet steel,
wherein the covering shell and the main member together bear an operating load, wherein the covering shell bears a smaller portion of the operating load than the main member,
wherein either
the covering shell comprises a radially inner ring-shaped region that connects the radially inner ends of the spokes of the covering shell and the covering shell is connected to the main member in the inner ring-shaped region of the covering shell, wherein the outer ends of the spokes each are connected to the wheel-rim ring, or
the covering shell comprises a radially outer ring-shaped region that connects the radially outer ends of the spokes of the covering shell and the covering shell is connected to the wheel-rim ring in the outer ring-shaped region of the covering shell, wherein the spokes taper in a radially inward direction.

US Pat. No. 10,363,736

METAL ALLOY SHIM FOR MOUNTING PRINTHEAD CHIPS WITH HIGH BONDING STRENGTH

Memjet Technology Limited...

1. An inkjet printhead comprising:a rigid elongate manifold having one or more ink supply channels extending along its length and a plurality of ink outlets defined therein;
a shim attached to the manifold, the shim having a plurality of shim apertures for receiving ink from the ink outlets; and
one or more printhead chips adhesively bonded directly to the shim, each printhead chip receiving ink from one or more of the ink outlets,wherein:the shim is comprised of a metal alloy having a coefficient of thermal expansion (CTE) of 5 ppm/° C. or less; and
the metal alloy has an adhesion-promoting surface film layer.

US Pat. No. 10,363,717

METHODS, APPARATUS AND SYSTEMS FOR ESTABLISHING A REGISTERED SCORE, SLIT OR SLOT IN A CORRUGATED BOARD, AND ARTICLES PRODUCED THERE FROM

Scorrboard LLC, Renton, ...

1. A method for creating a registered modification in corrugated board, the method comprising:ascertaining locations of first and second features of a fluted medium in the corrugated board, the fluted medium having a plurality of flutes, each flute having a flute peak, a flute axis, and a flute pitch, wherein the first feature comprises a flute feature on a first one of the plurality of flutes and the second feature comprises a flute feature on a second one of the plurality of flutes;
determining a distance from the first and second features in a direction orthogonal to the flute axis for establishing a location of a first registered modification; and
creating the first registered modification at the established location without penetrating the corrugated board;
determining a distance from the first registered modification in the direction orthogonal to the flute axis for establishing a second location of a second registered modification; and
creating the second registered modification at the second established location without penetrating the corrugated board;
wherein the flute pitch is used to establish the second established location in combination with the location of the first registered modification.

US Pat. No. 10,363,694

METHOD OF MANUFACTURING PLATE-INTEGRATED GASKET

NOK Corporation, (JP)

1. A method of manufacturing a plate-integrated gasket that includes a plate having an upper major surface and a lower major surface, and a gasket main body made of a rubber material formed on the upper major surface thereof, the method comprising the steps of:forming a plurality of discrete potting portions made of the rubber material on the upper major surface of the plate at predetermined intervals along a peripheral edge of the plate at locations that correspond to a location at which the gasket main body will be formed on the upper major surface of the plate;
after forming the plurality of discrete potting portions on the plate, placing the plate in a metal mold that includes a pair of split molds that collectively define a cavity that is configured for receipt of the rubber material that forms the gasket main body, pinching the plate such that an inner surface of one of the pair of split molds that faces the upper major surface of the plate contacts the discrete potting portions and an inner surface of the other of the pair of split molds that faces the lower major surface of the plate contacts the peripheral edge of the plate, and clamping the mold; and
after clamping the mold, providing the rubber material in a liquid form into the cavity and then curing the rubber material.

US Pat. No. 10,363,681

ALIGNMENT TOOL

TSO PRODUCTS, LLC, Fort ...

1. An alignment tool for connection to a work component and for use in aligning the work component with a work piece, wherein the work component has at least a first reference surface that extends longitudinally in a first direction, the alignment tool comprising:a body having at least a first reference surface that extends longitudinally in the first direction and having at least one work piece guide surface that extends in a second direction that is perpendicular to the at least first reference surface;
the body further comprises a retention element spaced from the first reference surface of the body;
a clamp assembly connected to the body and extending in the second direction past the at least first reference surface of the body;
wherein when the alignment tool is to be connected to the work component, the clamp assembly is movable to engage the work component and to draw together and hold in abutting engagement the first reference surface of the alignment tool and the first reference surface of the work component.

US Pat. No. 10,363,673

THINNING SHEARS

Capelito Corporation, Ka...

1. Haircutting thinning shears comprising:a comb blade and a bar blade, wherein the comb blade is provided with a number of slits spaced apart at intervals, and having teeth between the slits, the slits and the teeth continuing to the comb blade's tip-edge portion such that the tip-edge portion ends in one of the teeth, the comb blade being longer than the bar blade, the comb blade's tip-edge portion being corner-rounding processed to make the tip-edge portion arcuate at its tip and make sharp edges of the arcuate tip rounded, and the tooth in the tip-edge portion having a width not greater than 1 mm; and
an indentation being provided in a tip end of each of the teeth; wherein
the configuration of the arcuate tip-edge portion and the rounded edges of the comb blade enable the thinning shears to be stood upright on hair on a scalp and the tip-edge portion to be slid along the scalp heading in the direction that the hair grows, to catch in the indentations crosswise hair that grows along the scalp in a direction different from the rest of the hair and cut the crosswise hair with the thinning shears.

US Pat. No. 10,363,672

RESILIENT CUTLERY HANDLE

Corelle Brands Holdings I...

1. A cutlery implement comprising:a blade having a proximal end and an opposed distal end, the blade further having a cutting edge and a spine, the spine being disposed on a top side of the blade portion and generally opposed to the cutting edge;
a handle coupled to the blade proximate the distal end of the blade, the handle comprising:
an upper handle portion being coupled to the spine of the blade so that the handle remains stationary relative to the blade, and a lower handle portion coupled to the upper handle portion, wherein one of either the upper handle portion and the lower handle portion is formed from a resilient polymer material, and the other of the upper handle portion and the lower handle portion is formed of a generally rigid material;
a cavity defined between the lower handle portion and the upper handle portion, and
a handle core, wherein the cavity is defined between an outer surface of the handle core and an inner surface of the lower handle portion, and wherein the cavity contains a gel.

US Pat. No. 10,363,665

LINEAR ROBOT ARM WITH MULTIPLE END EFFECTORS

Persimmon Technologies Co...

1. A substrate transport apparatus for carrying at least four substrates comprising:a lower linearly driven end effector structure including a left prong including a first paddle configured to carry a substrate and a right prong including a second paddle spaced from the first paddle configured to carry a substrate;
a lower shuttle coupled to the left and right prongs of the lower linearly driven end effector structure configured to mount the lower linearly driven end effector structure thereon;
an upper linearly driven end effector structure including a left prong including a first paddle configured to carry a substrate and a right prong including a second paddle spaced from the first paddle configured to carry a substrate;
an upper shuttle coupled to the left and right prongs of the upper linearly driven end effector structure configured to mount the upper linearly driven end effector structure thereon; and
a drive subsystem coupled to the lower shuttle and the upper shuttle configured to linearly drive the lower end effector structure and to linearly drive the upper end effector structure independent of the lower end effector structure.

US Pat. No. 10,363,652

LOW-NOISE HYDRAULIC HAMMER

S.M METAL CO., LTD., Ans...

1. A low-noise hydraulic hammer comprising:an impact bar (200) formed in a striking part (300) and configured to be inserted into a receiving part (120) in a piston (100),
wherein an inner lateral side wall of the receiving part (120) is inclinedly formed such that a diameter of the receiving part (120) is increased toward the impact bar (200),
the impact bar (200) is received in the receiving part (120) to make contact with the piston (100), formed with a diameter reduced toward the receiving part (120), and spaced apart from the inner lateral side wall of the receiving part (120) by a specific distance, and
a plurality of heat sinks (500) are mounted on the inner lateral side wall of the receiving part (120) or on an outer lateral side wall of the impact bar (200).

US Pat. No. 10,363,624

ACTIVE METAL BRAZE JOINT WITH STRESS RELIEVING LAYER

DIAMOND INNOVATIONS, INC....

1. A pre-brazed assembly comprising:a superabrasive layer;
a braze foil; and
a substrate,
wherein the braze foil has the following layers in sequence:
an Ag—Cu braze alloy as the first braze layer;
a Ti layer as a second layer;
a Ag—Cu braze alloy as a third layer;
a Cu layer as a fourth layer; and
a Ag—Cu braze alloy as the last braze layer, and
wherein the first braze layer is oriented toward the superabrasive layer and the last braze layer is oriented toward the substrate.

US Pat. No. 10,363,613

PIPELINE REINSTATEMENT TOOL

Hurricane Reinstatement S...

1. A reinstatement tool, comprising:a flexible shaft having a first length, a first end, and a second end;
a cutting head coupled to the first end of the flexible shaft, the cutting head including:
a hollow cylindrical member having a first end, a second end, an internal surface and an external surface; and
cutting teeth disposed on a first end of the hollow cylindrical member and extending longitudinally from the first end of the hollow cylindrical member;
a coupling assembly coupled to the second end of the flexible shaft;
a first compressible tensioner portion disposed around the flexible shaft and extending a first distance along the flexible shaft, the first compressible tensioner portion disposed proximate the cutting head, the first compressible tensioner including;
first annular connector;
an intermediate annular connector;
a second annular connector;
a first compressible element having a first spring constant disposed between the first annular connector and the intermediate annular connector; and
a second compressible element having a second spring constant disposed between the intermediate annular connector and the second annulare connector
a second compressible tensioner portion disposed around the flexible shaft and extending a second distance along the flexible shaft, the second compressible tensioner portion disposed proximate the coupling assembly; and
a flexible sleeve disposed around the flexible shaft and positioned between the first compressible tensioner portion and the second compressible tensioner portion.

US Pat. No. 10,363,592

METHOD FOR PREPARING METAL COMPOSITE PLATE STRIP BY ROLLING

TAIYUAN UNIVERSITY OF SCI...

1. A method for preparing a metal composite plate by rolling, comprising:1) rolling composite surfaces of a base plate and a cladding plate, respectively, to obtain a base plate corrugation and a cladding plate corrugation for the base plate corrugation and the cladding plate corrugation mating with each other;
2) cleaning the composite surfaces of the base plate and the cladding plate to expose metal matrixes of the base plate and the cladding plate;
3) laminating the base plate and the cladding plate sequentially so that the base plate corrugation on the base plate and the cladding plate corrugation on the cladding plate mate with each other, and then compacting, welding and sealing the base plate and the cladding plate to obtain a composite plate slab, further comprising:
feeding the base plate and the cladding plate of which the corrugated surfaces mesh with each other to a press for a compaction;
packaging and welding with a vertical plate by first spot welding around the laminated composite plate slab then submerged-arc welding;
drilling three holes into the vertical plate at an end of the welded composite plate slab;
inserting pipes and hermetically welding the connecting end of the pipes with the slab, filling nitrogen through the pipes at two side holes of the three holes to replace the original air with air leakage checking;
closing the two side holes, and then vacuuming from a center hole of the three holes and closing off the center hole; and
4) rolling the composite plate slab after inspection by using a compositing machine to a desirable thickness, to obtain a metal composite plate, further comprising:
pickling on the qualified composite slab after inspection, cold rolling, to obtain a composite plate, and then trimming, leveling or straightening, and segmenting.

US Pat. No. 10,363,566

DISCHARGE HEAD FOR A DISPENSER FOR DISCHARGING A FLUID AND DISPENSER COMPRISING A DISCHARGE HEAD OF THIS TYPE AND SECURING SECTION FOR A DISCHARGE HEAD OF THIS TYPE

APTAR RADOLFZELL GMBH, R...

1. A discharge head for a dispenser for discharging a pharmaceutical or cosmetic liquid, the discharge head comprising:a base; and
an applicator mounted movably on the base;
the base is configured to be fitted onto a liquid reservoir or to be rigidly integrated on a liquid reservoir;
the applicator comprises a discharge opening through which liquid can be released into an environment;
a pump mechanism arranged in a liquid channel configured to connect the liquid reservoir to the discharge opening, wherein the pump mechanism can be actuated by displacement of the applicator with respect to the base; anda childproof cap unit;the cap unit comprises a cap for covering the discharge opening;the cap unit comprises a separate securing portion which is mounted on the applicator via a securing mechanism, the securing portion being releasably secured to the cap; andthe securing portion and the cap of the cap unit are provided with a threaded mechanism for securing the cap on the securing portion.

US Pat. No. 10,363,535

GAS-LIQUID-SOLID THREE-PHASE SLURRY BED INDUSTRIAL REACTOR CAPABLE OF ACHIEVING CONTINUOUS OPERATION

1. A gas-liquid-solid three-phase slurry-bed industrial reactor capable of achieving continuous operation, comprising:a false plate arranged on a seal head of the reactor,
an inlet gas distribution component,
heat exchange tube components,
a liquid-solid separator component,
solid concentration uniform distribution components,
a gas-liquid-solid washing and separation component arranged on an upper outlet of the reactor,
a flow guiding facility arranged on an internal component support beam of the reactor,
a filter-backflush, and
a gas-solid washing system.

US Pat. No. 10,363,528

MIXING AND THAWING DEVICE

Sartorius Stedim Biotech ...

1. A mixing and thawing device (1), comprising:a rocker drive (2) having a substructure (4) and a rocker plate (5) that is configured for pivoting relative to the substructure (4) about a rocker axis (6) at a programmable frequency and a programmable angle;
a bag holder (3) having a base part (8) and a lid part (9) that enclose a holding space (10) for holding a bag (7), the holding space (10) being a heat-insulating closed chamber, the base part (8) of the bag holder (3) being fastened securely to the rocker plate (5);
a heating element (11) being arranged in the base part (8)
a first intermediate space (14) arranged between the bag (7) and the base part (8);
a second intermediate space (15) arranged between the bag (7) and the lid part (9) and in fluidic communication with the first intermediate space; and
at least one flow generator (16) for generating a circulating fluid flow (17) through the first and second intermediate spaces (14, 15) and on opposite sides of the bag (7).

US Pat. No. 10,363,500

DOUBLE-ACTION PUSHER CENTRIFUGE AND PUSHER BASE DEVICE

FERRUM AG, Rupperswil (C...

1. A double-action pusher centrifuge for separating a mixture into a solid cake and a liquid, the double-action pusher centrifuge comprising:a screen drum including a front region and a rear region, and being rotatable about an axis of rotation;
a pusher base device including an outer ring region, being disposed in the screen drum, and being movable to and fro along the axis of rotation so as to alternately displace the solid cake in the screen drum by the outer ring region in an operating state;
a plurality of axial passage openings disposed in the outer ring region of the pusher base device, and connecting the front region and the rear region of the screen drum;
an inflow disk;
a feed unit arranged at the inflow disk, and the feed unit and the inflow disk being configured to introduce the mixture via into an empty space arising on the screen drum on displacement of the solid cake; and
an inflow gap which is not interrupted in a peripheral direction, being configured to apply the mixture into the empty space on the screen drum, and being disposed between an inflow edge of the inflow disk and a pusher base plate of the pusher base device with an inflow region, the inflow edge of the inflow disk being disposed within the axial passage openings.

US Pat. No. 10,363,471

METHOD AND DEVICE FOR MEASURING SPEED OF MOVING DEVICE

ShenZhen Coollang Cloud C...

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

US Pat. No. 10,363,470

GOLF CLUBS AND GOLF CLUB HEADS HAVING A PLURALITY OF SENSORS FOR DETECTING ONE OR MORE SWING PARAMETERS

NIKE Inc., Beaverton, OR...

1. An inertial measurement unit, comprising:an output device;
an accelerometer;
a gyroscope; and
a non-transitory, computer-readable medium comprising computer-executable instructions that, when executed by a processor, cause a computer device to perform at least:
receive sensor data between a first time instant and a second time instant from the accelerometer and the gyroscope coupled to an object in motion;
extract an acceleration measurement and an angular rate measurement from the sensor data;
construct a system of motion equations, utilizing an unknown input observer, which compensates for gyroscope bias resulting from physical hardware of the gyroscope, for the object in motion;
calculate an estimated output error using the received sensor data;
input the estimated output error into a system of motion equations for the object in motion;
solve the system of motion equations;
output functions for an input force, an input torque, a roll angle, and a pitch angle from the solved system of motion equations; and
calculate a series of positions of the object in motion between the first time instant and the second time instant using the output functions.

US Pat. No. 10,363,469

ADJUSTABLE GOLF CLUB

Taylor Made Golf Company,...

1. An adjustable golf club head comprising:a main body;
a screw having threads; and
a hosel having a shaft bore for receiving a golf club shaft, an adjustment bore for receiving the screw, a notch, an unthreaded opening connecting the notch to the adjustment bore, and a threaded opening connecting the notch to the shaft bore, wherein;
the threaded opening has threads complementing the threads of the screw; and
wherein the notch extends inward from a periphery of the hosel beyond a longitudinal axis of the shaft bore.

US Pat. No. 10,363,450

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

P.T. ROM AND ASSOCIATES L...

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

US Pat. No. 10,363,449

EXERCISE DEVICES AND SYSTEMS

Campbelle Limited, Timar...

1. An exercise device, including:i. an elongate support element;
ii. a pivot adjustably positioned at an intermediate point along the length of the elongate support element, wherein the position of the pivot along the length of the elongate support element is adjustable in order to adjust a level of assistance or resistance provided by the device;
iii. one or more lower body supports mounted on the elongate support element on a first side of the pivot; and
iv. one or more upper body supports mounted on the elongate support element on a second side of the pivot.

US Pat. No. 10,363,441

RESPIRATOR MASK FOR CBRN OR OTHER PROTECTION

AIRBOSS ENGINEERED PRODUC...

1. A respirator mask for protecting a wearer against inhalation of noxious agents, the respirator mask comprising:a facepiece;
a visor connected to the facepiece; and
a filter mount for mounting a filter to the respirator mask, the filter mount allowing a plurality of different types of filters to be mounted to the filter mount,
wherein the different types of filters include (1) a threaded filter that is screwable into the filter mount and (2) a threadless filter that is mountable to the filter mount without being screwed into the filter mount.

US Pat. No. 10,363,437

REAL TIME TREATMENT PARAMETER ALGORITHM FOR MOVING TARGETS

Varian Medical Systems In...

1. A medical method, comprising:determining a first two-dimensional fluence for a target region that is resulted at least in part from a previous radiation delivery;
determining a second two-dimensional fluence for a critical region that is different from the target region;
predicting a future position of the target region;
predicting a future position of the critical region; and
using the predicted future position of the target region and the predicted future position of the critical region, by a processor, to determine a target fluence so that when radiation is delivered at a future time based on the determined target fluence, the first two-dimensional fluence will be increased, wherein the target fluence represents a desired amount of fluence;
wherein the method further comprises predicting an additional future position of the target region, and predicting an additional future position of the critical region.

US Pat. No. 10,363,396

BIOLOGICAL NAVIGATION DEVICE

LOMA VISTA MEDICAL, INC.,...

1. A device for navigation through a biological lumen comprising:a propulsion device comprising an extendable actuator, an anchor, and an anchor support radially interior to the anchor, wherein the actuator is distal to the anchor; and
an endoluminal tool attached to the actuator;
wherein the anchor support is annular in shape with a conical proximal entry and fits at least partially over the endoluminal tool.

US Pat. No. 10,363,327

LUMINAIRE WITH WHITE LIGHT LEDS AND UV LEDS FOR LIGHTING AND DISINFECTION

RayVio Corporation, Hayw...

1. A combined disinfection and lighting luminaire comprising:a first set of light emitting diodes (LEDs), a second set of LEDs, and a third set of LEDs, the first, second, and third sets of LEDs being housed in a single luminaire;
the first set of LEDs generating a first light for producing white light to illuminate a room when energized;
the second set of LEDs generating invisible light in the UV range, wherein UV light from the second set of LEDs is directed downward to disinfect surfaces in the room when energized;
the third set of LEDs generating invisible light in the UV range, wherein UV light from the third set of LEDs is not directed downward, and wherein the UV light from the third set of LEDs is for disinfecting air in the room when energized;
a sensor in the luminaire for detecting whether there are people in the vicinity of the luminaire, wherein the sensor is coupled to automatically control at least the second set of LEDs; and
the luminaire being configured to operate in at least two modes wherein,
the luminaire being operable in a first mode, when the sensor detects a person is in the vicinity of the luminaire, in which the second set of LEDs automatically ceases to emit the downward light, while the third set of LEDs remains energized to disinfect the air,
the luminaire being operable in a second mode, when the sensor detects no people in the vicinity of the luminaire, in which both the second set of LEDs and the third set of LEDs are energized to disinfect surfaces in the room and disinfect air in the room.

US Pat. No. 10,363,266

ANTISENSE-OLIGONUCLEOTIDES AS INHIBITORS OF TGF-R SIGNALING

NeuroVision Pharma GmbH, ...


wherein the abbreviations b, d, C*, A*, s, ss have the following meaning:
b1 ?-D-oxy-LNA,
b2 ?-D-thio-LNA,
b3 ?-D-amino-LNA,
b4 ?-L-oxy-LNA,
b5 ?-D-ENA,
b6 ?-D-(NH)-LNA,
b7 ?-D-(NCH3)-LNA,
d 2-deoxy,
C* 5-methylcytosine,
A* 2-aminoadenine,
s the internucleotide linkage is a phosphorothioate group (—O—P(O)(S?)—O—),
ss the internucleotide linkage is a phosphorodithioate group (—O—P(S)(S?)—O—),
/5SpC3s/(—O—P(O)(S?)—OC3H6OH at 5?-terminal group of an antisense-oligonucleotide,
/3SpC3s/(—O—P(O)(S?)—OC3H6OH at 3?-terminal group of an antisense-oligonucleotide, nucleotides in bold are LNA nucleotides,
nucleotides not in bold are non-LNA nucleotides, and
wherein the antisense-oligonucleotide inhibits expression of TGF-RII.

US Pat. No. 10,363,240

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS FOR TREATING ALOPECIA

DAVID WEINSTEIN CONSULTIN...

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

US Pat. No. 10,363,220

COMPARTMENTED PHARMACEUTICAL DOSAGE FORMS

Triastek, Inc., Nanjing ...

1. A dosage form comprising:a single substrate having a top and a bottom that forms at least a first compartment and a second compartment, wherein the first compartment has a first top and a first bottom, wherein the second compartment has a second top and a second bottom, wherein the first top and the second top are positioned at the top of the single substrate, wherein the first bottom and the second bottom are positioned at the bottom of the single substrate;
wherein the first compartment has a first aperture of a first pre-defined shape and the second compartment has a second aperture of a second pre-defined shape;
a first drug loaded into the first compartment such that the first drug is linked to the internal wall of the first compartment;
a second drug loaded into the second compartment such that the second drug is either linked to the internal wall of the second compartment or freely moving within the second compartment,
wherein each of the first compartment and the second compartment comprises a void space that provides a floating effect to the dosage form;
a first plug that seals the first aperture; and
a second plug that seals the second aperture,
wherein the first plug and the second plug are water soluble or erodible, and
wherein the first plug seals the first aperture at the first top, and wherein the second plug seals the second aperture at the second top.

US Pat. No. 10,363,192

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

Matthew Casey, Woburn, M...

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

US Pat. No. 10,363,191

MULTIFUNCTIONAL CURVED BOARD

Gymba Oy, Joensuu (FI)

1. A multi-functional curved board used as a support for legs of a user and for general maintenance of muscle strength, the multi-functional curved board having one or more curved bodies comprising a radius of curvature, a longitudinal axis, and at least one raised foot support, wherein the one or more curved bodies are rigid in a direction of the radius of curvature, supporting at least a weight of the user, and flexible in a direction transverse to the radius of curvature so that the multi-functional curved board can be bent in the direction transverse to the radius of curvature to enable the multi-functional curved board to rotate around the longitudinal axis.

US Pat. No. 10,363,180

SUPPORT ASSEMBLY WITH SELECTIVE ORBITAL ROTATION ABOUT BRACKET

Adaptive Engineering Lab,...

1. A support assembly for a wheelchair, the support assembly comprising:a fixable portion adapted to be fixedly mounted to the wheelchair, the fixable portion including:
at least one mount adapted to be mounted to the wheelchair; and
a shaft having a keyway formed therein, the shaft being supportable by the at least one mount; and
a rotatable portion received on the shaft of the fixable portion and being in selective locked engagement therewith, the rotatable portion including:
a bracket body defining an opening into which the shaft of the fixable portion is received; and
a key member providing a key, the key member being supported by the bracket body and movable in linear translation between an engaged position in which the key is engaged with the keyway in the shaft to lock an orientation of the bracket body of the rotatable portion relative to the shaft of the fixable portion and a disengaged position in which the key is disengaged from the keyway in the shaft to permit the rotatable portion to rotate relative to the fixable portion about an axis of rotation defined by the shaft
wherein the bracket body includes a cavity extending from one side to the other side of the bracket body in which the key member is received, the cavity of the bracket body being in communication with the opening in the bracket body in which the shaft is received such that the key of the key member is engageable with the keyway in the shaft in at least one orientation of the rotatable portion relative to the fixable portion;
wherein the rotatable portion further comprises a post connected to the key member, a biasing element that is interposed between the post and the bracket body to bias the key member to the engaged position, and a depressible button connected to the bracket body that is positioned to contact the post and, upon depression of the depressible button overcome the biasing force of the biasing element to move the key member to the disengaged position.

US Pat. No. 10,363,179

WHEELCHAIR INCLUDING ACCOMMODATION POCKET

SWANY CORPORATION, Kagaw...

1. A wheelchair comprising:driving wheels;
a pair of side frames that rotatably support the driving wheels coupled to exterior sides of the side frames, each of the side frames including
an elbow rest frame portion that has an elbow rest,
a vertical frame portion that is coupled to a rear end part of the elbow rest frame portion,
a lower frame portion that is arranged under the elbow rest frame portion, the vertical frame portion being coupled to a rear end part of the lower frame portion, and
a middle frame portion that is positioned between the elbow rest frame portion and the lower frame portion, the vertical frame portion being coupled to a rear end of the middle frame portion; and
an accommodation pocket that is arranged above the front part of one of the driving wheels as viewed in side view, and is at least partially positioned on an exterior side relative to the elbow rest frame portion as viewed in front view, and
grip rings that are arranged on exterior surfaces of the driving wheels,
wherein the whole accommodation pocket is arranged between the elbow rest frame portion and the middle frame portion, and
wherein the accommodation pocket has an exterior-side plate, which is a plate-shaped material and defines the exterior side of the accommodation pocket, and the exterior-side plate is arranged on the interior side relative to the grip ring.

US Pat. No. 10,363,178

MOTOR VEHICLE WITH A MOBILE VEHICLE SEAT

FORD MOTOR COMPANY, Dear...

1. A motor vehicle having a mobile vehicle seat, the mobile vehicle seat comprising:a frame that forms a seating surface and a backrest;
an energy source arranged in the frame;
a drive motor arranged in the frame and connected to the energy source;
a control device to control the drive motor;
a first coupling arranged on the frame that releasably fixes the frame to the motor vehicle;
a second coupling corresponding to the first coupling seating surface arranged on an inside of a vehicle door that is mounted pivotably on a vehicle superstructure, wherein the second coupling releasably engages with the first coupling of the frame of the seating surface;
two wheels arranged on an axle and in drive connection with the drive motor provided on the frame, wherein the control device is configured to dynamically balance a vehicle seat using the two wheels during driving operation.

US Pat. No. 10,363,167

DEVICE FOR AUTOMATED CAPSULOTOMY

Mynosys Cellular Devices,...

1. A surgical device for tissue cutting, the device comprising:a reversibly collapsible supporting element; and
a reversibly collapsible cutting element attached to the supporting element, the cutting element comprising:
an electrically conductive outer layer on an outer diameter of the supporting element, the outer layer comprising a layer of a first metal having a first resistivity and a layer of a second metal having a second resistivity lower than the first resistivity,
an electrically conductive inner layer on an inner diameter of the supporting element, the inner layer comprising a layer of the first metal and a layer of the second metal, and
an electrically conductive bottom layer on a bottom edge of the supporting element, the bottom layer being connected to the outer layer and the inner layer, the bottom layer having a third resistivity greater than the first resistivity and the second resistivity, the bottom layer configured to conduct an electrical current between the outer layer and the inner layer that causes a temperature increase in the bottom layer for cutting the tissue, the bottom layer comprising a layer of the first metal.

US Pat. No. 10,363,151

DEVICE FOR ENDOVASCULAR AORTIC REPAIR AND METHOD OF USING THE SAME

Aortic Innovations, LLC, ...

1. A vascular prosthesis assembly comprising:a first prosthetic component comprising:
a first stent device having a wireframe assembly, the wireframe assembly defining a top portion that spans but does not extend into, the brachiocephalic artery, left common carotid artery, and left subclavian artery when placed within the aortic arch of a patient;
a prosthesis portion on an end of the first prosthetic device, the prosthesis portion being a covered graft material and configured to engage with a first portion of the aortic arch;
a second prosthetic component comprising:
a prosthesis portion configured for being stitchably engaged with the prosthesis portion of the first prosthetic device, wherein the prosthesis portion of the second prosthetic device is configured for engaging a second portion of the aorta, wherein the second portion is spaced-apart from the first portion and configured for engaging with a valve of the patient or prosthetic valve element;
wherein the first prosthetic component is placed into engagement with the first portion of a patient's aorta and the second prosthetic component is then secured to the first prosthetic component at the second portion of the patient's aorta to thereby define a total length of the combined first and second prosthetic components.

US Pat. No. 10,363,124

METHODS AND APPARATUSES FOR FORMING FIBROUS TUBES

HUMACYTE, INC., Durham, ...

1. A system for forming tubular scaffolds for tissue engineering, comprising:a mandrel with an outer circumference configured to receive a strip of scaffolding material wound there around;
at least one first structure configured with at least one first recess configured to receive at least a first portion of the circumference of the mandrel with the wound scaffolding material;
at least one second structure configured with at least one second recess configured to receive at least a second portion of the circumference of the mandrel with the wound scaffolding material;
at least one channel provided along a length of the second structure and arranged between the internal surface of the second recess and an external surface of the second structure,
wherein
the at least one first structure and the at least one second structure are configured for mated arrangement such that upon mating the circumference of the mandrel having the strip of scaffolding material wound there around is substantially encompassed by the first and second recesses,
the strip of scaffolding material wound around the circumference of the mandrel such that a first lengthwise edge of the strip is aligned immediately adjacent to a second lengthwise edge of the strip to form a tubular structure,
the two adjacently positioned lengthwise edges forming a lengthwise boundary, the lengthwise boundary being arranged adjacent the channel;
and
at least one needle arranged adjacent the channel and configured for insertion through the channel to tangentially puncture the tubular structure proximate to and along the lengthwise boundary from at least one side of the lengthwise boundary such that a portion of one or more fibers from the strip near at least one of the lengthwise edges traverses the lengthwise boundary and intertwines with one or more fibers from the strip near the other lengthwise edge thereby forming a seam.

US Pat. No. 10,363,110

SURGICAL DRAPE WITH SEPARABLE ELEMENTS

Creative Surgical Solutio...

1. A surgical drape to temporarily cover a surgical table while maintaining a sterile field during a sterile surgical procedure to lower a risk of infection, comprising:a drape having a generally rectangular shape and an area defined by a predetermined length and a predetermined width, the drape having an upper portion and an under-table wrapping element;
a selectively separable portion on the upper portion and extending an entirety of the predetermined length of the drape, said selectively separable portion having a single pleat extending the entirety of the predetermined length of the drape, said selectively separable portion having a single longitudinal serrated tear line disposed below the single pleat, said selectively separable portion adapted to be positioned on top of the surgical table to maintain a sterile field;
said selectively separable portion having a closed position and an unclosed position, wherein the single pleat covers said single longitudinal serrated tear line when in said closed position; and wherein the single pleat is adapted to be opened when said selectively separable portion is in said unclosed position to allow said drape to be separated along said single longitudinal serrated tear line, so that longitudinal effaced lateral sides of said drape separate and fall away from respective sides of the surgical table in a sterile fashion.

US Pat. No. 10,363,108

SURGICAL DRAPE WITH SEPARABLE ELEMENTS

Creative Surgical Solutio...

1. A surgical drape to temporarily cover a surgical table while maintaining a sterile field during a surgical procedure to lower a risk of infection, comprising:a drape having a generally rectangular shape and an area defined by a predetermined length and a predetermined width, the drape having an upper portion and an under-table wrapping element;
a selectively separable portion on the upper portion and extending along a substantial portion of the predetermined length of the drape, the selectively separable portion having a pleat extending the entirety of the predetermined length of the drape, the selectively separable portion having a single longitudinal score line disposed below the pleat, said selectively separable portion adapted to be positioned on top of the surgical table;
said pleat having a closed position and an unclosed position wherein said pleat covers said single longitudinal score line when in said closed position; and wherein said pleat is adapted to be opened when said pleat is in said unclosed position to allow said drape to be separated along said single longitudinal score line, so that longitudinal effaced lateral sides of said drape separate and fall away from respective sides of the surgical table in a sterile fashion;
wherein the single longitudinal score line comprises a serration; and
wherein at least a portion of the drape is substantially transmissive to a radiographic signal.

US Pat. No. 10,363,086

POWER MONITORING CIRCUITRY AND METHOD FOR REDUCING LEAKAGE CURRENT IN RF GENERATORS

Medtronic Advanced Energy...

1. An electrosurgical unit comprising:a power source configured to produce direct current;
a radiofrequency (RF) waveform generator configured to convert the direct current (DC) into an RF signal;
a voltage sensor configured to measure a DC input voltage to the RF waveform generator;
a current sensor configured to measure an output alternating current (AC) current feedback; and
a processor configured to:
estimate output AC voltage feedback based at least upon the measured DC input voltage and the measured output AC current feedback, the estimated output AC voltage feedback is not based at least in part on measurement of the output AC voltage feedback; and
output a control signal to control the DC input voltage to the RF waveform generator, the control signal based at least upon the estimated output AC voltage feedback.

US Pat. No. 10,363,082

ELECTROSURGICAL DEVICE

TTUMED LLC, Minneapolis,...

1. An electrosurgical apparatus for removal of tissue from a patient, the electrosurgical apparatus comprising: an electrosurgical generator; an electrode assembly; a cable having a proximal end connected to the electrosurgical generator and a distal end connected to the electrode assembly; a user-apparatus interface in communication with the electrosurgical generator and the electrode assembly; the electrode assembly including: a first electrode having a proximal end and a distal end; a second electrode at least partially disposed proximate to the distal end of the first electrode; and a third electrode at least partially disposed proximate to the proximal end of the first electrode; the first electrode having a smaller surface area than the combined surface areas of the second electrode and third electrode; wherein the electrosurgical apparatus comprises a means configured such that the user-apparatus interface provides for operation of the electrode assembly in a first mode wherein the first electrode is configured as an active electrode for the removal of tissue and the second and third electrodes comprise a combined passive electrode, such that the tissue removal occurs primarily in proximity to the first electrode and the tissue removal occurs through vaporization by formation of a plasma.

US Pat. No. 10,363,080

SUBDERMAL CRYOGENIC REMODELING OF MUSCLES, NERVES, CONNECTIVE TISSUE, AND/OR ADIPOSE TISSUE (FAT)

Pacira CryoTech, Inc., P...

1. A method for cryogenically treating target tissue for alleviating spasticity of a skeletal muscle having an associated nerve, the method comprising:providing a cryogenic device having a tissue penetrating needle probe;
inserting a distal portion of the tissue penetrating needle probe through a skin surface so that the distal portion is positioned near the target tissue including the associated nerve;
directing cooling from the tissue penetrating needle probe to the target tissue and cooling the target tissue including the associated nerve below the skin surface with the distal portion of the tissue penetrating needle probe such that the spasticity of the skeletal muscle is reduced.

US Pat. No. 10,363,079

ELECTROSURGICAL METHOD AND APPARATUS WITH VARYING STIFFNESS CAPTURE COMPONENTS

Medtronic Inc., Minneapo...

1. An electrosurgical apparatus for cutting and resecting a tissue volume, the apparatus comprising:one or more electrosurgical filaments; and
a plurality of capture components coupled, at leading edges of the components, to the one or more electrosurgical filaments to define a cutting plane, the plurality of capture components and one or more electrosurgical filaments being deployable by forward extension at or near a forward tip of an elongated shaft of the apparatus to form an elliptical path that defines, with the other capture components, a spheroidal receptacle configured to surround a tissue volume for resection,
wherein the elliptical path is formable by a first extension followed by a second extension, said first extension corresponding to a forward section of the plurality of capture components and having a first axial component and a radial expansion component, and said second extension corresponding to a middle section of the plurality of capture components and having a second axial component and a radial contraction component,
wherein at least one of the plurality of capture components is of varying stiffness, including i) a first stiffness corresponding to the first extension and ii) a second stiffness corresponding to the second extension, wherein the first stiffness is greater than the second stiffness.

US Pat. No. 10,363,064

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

Titan Medical Inc., Toro...

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

US Pat. No. 10,363,049

CRANIAL DRILL SYSTEM

RENISHAW PLC, Wotton-Und...

1. A kit comprising: a cranial drill system comprising:at least one surgical drill element configured to drill into a skull and to form an opening in the skull, the opening having a narrower diameter portion and a wider diameter portion; and
a spike configured to penetrate a dura, the spike dimensioned to be a close fit in the narrower diameter portion of the opening such that lateral translational movement of a section of the spike is limited when the section of the spike is located in the narrower diameter portion of the opening; and an implantable instrument configured to locate within the opening formed using the cranial drill system, the implantable instrument comprising a port, wherein the cranial drill system is arranged to form the opening having a profile corresponding to a profile of the port.

US Pat. No. 10,363,030

SURGICAL FASTENER

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,362,999

GATED PHYSIOLOGIAL MONITORING SYSTEM AND METHOD

MAXIM INTEGRATED PRODUCTS...

1. A gated physiological monitoring system, comprising:a physiological monitoring device configured to produce a physiological waveform other than a photoplethysmogram (PPG) waveform;
a PPG monitoring device configured to obtain a PPG measurement following an implementation of a measurement timing delay upon detection of a characteristic of the physiological waveform; and
a control circuitry communicatively coupled to the physiological monitoring device and to the PPG monitoring device and configured to:
obtain a sample physiological waveform via the physiological monitoring device,
generate an estimated timing delay between a characteristic of the sample physiological waveform and a known characteristic of the PPG waveform,
obtain at least two consecutive sample PPG waveforms via the PPG monitoring device based on the estimated timing delay, and
generate the measurement timing delay based on the estimated timing delay and the at least two consecutive sample PPG waveforms.

US Pat. No. 10,362,988

FLOAT LOOP TEXTILE ELECTRODES AND METHODS OF KNITTING THEREOF

HEALTHWATCH LTD., Herzel...

1. A knitted smart garment, the garment comprising:a) a tubular form having variable elasticity, said tubular form having a multiplicity of knitted lines, wherein each said line is knitted with at least one non-conductive yarn by a circular knitting machine having a set of plurality of needles; and
b) at least one conductive textile electrode for sensing an electrical vital signal, said at least one conductive textile electrode having:
i. a multiplicity of vertically-aligned adjacent knitted line segments, wherein each said line segment is knitted with a non-conductive yarn and a conductive yarn within a respective knitted line of said knitted lines; and
ii. a skin-side face facing the skin and having a multiplicity of float loops, wherein said multiplicity of float loops is configured to electrically conduct said signal from a skin region;wherein a first float loop of a given line segment of said multiplicity of vertically-aligned adjacent knitted line segments, begins in a given stitching position, and wherein the first float loop, in a previously knitted line segment that is adjacent to said given line segment, begins in a stitching position that is shifted by a preconfigured shifting position interval with respect to said given stitching position;wherein said preconfigured shifting position is at least one needle position within the set of plurality of needles of the knitting machine; and
wherein said at least one conductive textile electrode is adapted to be operatively connected with a processor.

US Pat. No. 10,362,986

SLEEP MONITORING SYSTEM

University College Dublin...

1. A sleep monitoring method performed by a system comprising a sensor interface and one or more processors, the method comprising the steps of:receiving, at the sensor interface, signals from a first sensor monitoring a cardiac activity of a patient;
deriving, by the one or more processors, heart beat interval data from the signals received from the first sensor;
extracting, by the one or more processors, one or more first time domain features and one or more first frequency domain features from the heart beat interval data;
deriving, by the one or more processors, amplitude modulation data, caused by respiratory motion, from the signals received from the first sensor;
extracting, by the one or more processors, one or more second time domain features and one or more second frequency domain features from the amplitude modulation data;
combining, by the one or more processors operating as a classifier, one or more of the first extracted time domain features, one or more of the first extracted frequency domain features, one or more of the second extracted time domain features, and one or more of the second extracted frequency domain features;
determining, by the one or more processors operating as the classifier, a plurality of sleep or wake stages of the patient based on the combined features, wherein the plurality of sleep or wake stages include one or more of (a) Wake stages, (b) Rapid Eye Movement (REM) Sleep stages, and (c) Non-REM Sleep stages; and
generating, by the one or more processors, a plot indicating periods of the determined plurality of sleep or wake stages.

US Pat. No. 10,362,980

METHOD FOR PREDICTING AROUSAL LEVEL AND AROUSAL LEVEL PREDICTION APPARATUS

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A method for predicting an arousal level used by a computer of an arousal level prediction apparatus that predicts an arousal level of a user, the method comprising:obtaining current biological information regarding the user detected by a first sensor;
calculating a current arousal level of the user on the basis of the current biological information;
obtaining current environment information indicating a current environment around the user detected by a second sensor;
predicting a future arousal level, which is an arousal level a certain period of time later, on the basis of the current arousal level and the current environment information; and
(i) issuing a notification to the user or (ii) controlling another device, on the basis of the future arousal level.

US Pat. No. 10,362,976

STERILE FLUID COLLECTION TUBE PACKAGE

Boca Dental Supply, LLC, ...

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

US Pat. No. 10,362,958

SYSTEMS, ARTICLES, AND METHODS FOR ELECTROMYOGRAPHY SENSORS

CTRL-labs Corporation, N...

1. An electromyography (“EMG”) sensor comprising:a first sensor electrode formed of an electrically conductive material, wherein the first sensor electrode comprises a first layer formed of a first electrically conductive material that includes copper and a second layer formed of a second electrically conductive material;
an amplifier; and
a first electrically conductive pathway that communicatively couples the first sensor electrode and the amplifier.

US Pat. No. 10,362,951

NON-INVASIVE METHOD AND SYSTEM FOR CHARACTERIZING CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEMS

Analytics For Life Inc., ...

1. A method of pre-processing data to extract variables for use in a machine learning operation to diagnose a pathology, the method comprising:receiving a biopotential signal data set associated with a subject, said biopotential signal data set being associated with a biopotential signal collected from one or more electrical leads;
generating, via a processor, an estimated noiseless model of the received biopotential signal data set, wherein generation comprises iterative selection of member atoms of a pre-defined dictionary of member atoms to form a sparse approximation of the received biopotential signal data set;
extracting, via the processor, a plurality of features from a low-energy complex sub-harmonic subspace derived from the estimated noiseless model, wherein one or more of the plurality of extracted features includes one or more fractional derivative derived features of the low-energy complex sub-harmonic subspace; and
linking, via the processor, the one or more of the plurality of extracted features to a genetic algorithm to generate outputs that correlate with clinical parameters describing tissue architecture, structure and/or function.

US Pat. No. 10,362,947

PRESSURE SENSING DEVICES

INTEGRA LIFESCIENCES SWIT...

1. A pressure sensing catheter, comprising:an elongate body having
a sidewall defining an inner lumen extending at least partially therethrough,
a distal portion configured to be disposed in a ventricle of a brain, the distal portion including a microchip embedded in the sidewall and having a pressure sensor formed therein, at least a portion of the pressure sensor being exposed to an external environment surrounding the elongate body such that the pressure sensor is effective to measure a pressure of the external environment,
at least one fluid-entry port formed in the elongate body proximal to the pressure sensor, the at least one fluid-entry port being in fluid communication with the inner lumen,
an antenna located at a proximal portion of the elongate body and coupled to the microchip, the antenna being adapted to wirelessly communicate the measured pressure from the pressure sensor to an external device,
an elongate slot formed in an exterior surface of the sidewall of the elongate body, the elongate slot having a proximal terminal end in the sidewall at a location that is distal to a proximal end of the elongate body, and
a connector seated in the elongate slot, the connector having a first terminal end at the microchip and a second terminal end at the antenna, the connector between its first and second terminal ends being exposed to the external environment surrounding the elongate body, the antenna and the connector being removable from the elongate body.

US Pat. No. 10,362,937

CORNEA TRANSPLANTATION

Carl Zeiss Meditec AG, J...

10. A method for transplanting corneal material from a donor cornea of an eye of a donor to a patient cornea of an eye of a patient, and for correcting refractive deficiencies of the patient cornea, comprising:using a measurement device to measure parameters of the eye of the patient and obtain measurement data relating to parameters of the cornea, including measurement data defining a geometry of the eye of the patient, the geometry including a pre-transplantation shape of a front surface of the patient cornea,
transmitting the measurement data to a computer interface of a planning device;
based on the measurement data received from the computer interface of the planning device, using a computer of the planning device to automatically determine:
a previously-present refractive deficiency of the eye, and a change of the pre-transplantation shape of the front surface of the patient cornea, the change being required to correct the previously-present refractive deficiency of the eye,
boundary surfaces in the patient cornea, the boundary surfaces in the patient cornea defining a patient corneal volume to be removed from the patient cornea, the boundary surfaces in the patient cornea including an anterior cut surface lying beneath the front surface of the patient cornea, and a posterior cut surface lying beneath the front surface of the patient cornea, the boundary surfaces in the patient cornea defined such that the patient corneal volume is initially surrounded by corneal tissue of the patient cornea and is beneath the front surface of the patient cornea,
boundary surfaces in the donor cornea, the boundary surfaces in the donor cornea defining a transplant corneal volume to be removed from the donor cornea, the boundary surfaces in the donor cornea including an anterior boundary surface lying beneath a front surface of the donor cornea, and a posterior cut surface lying beneath the front surface of the donor cornea, the boundary surfaces in the donor cornea defined such that the transplant corneal volume is initially surrounded by corneal tissue of the donor cornea and is beneath the front surface of the donor cornea, and wherein a size of the transplant corneal volume differs from a size of the patient corneal volume;
generating control data sets for controlling a laser device of a treatment apparatus, including generating a transplant control data set, and generating a patient control data set,
transmitting the control data sets to the treatment apparatus,
generating the boundary surfaces in the donor cornea;
separating the transplant donor volume from the donor cornea;
generating the boundary surfaces in the patient cornea by controlling the laser device using the patient control data set, thereby isolating the patient corneal volume,
removing the patient corneal volume, and
inserting the transplant corneal volume, which has a different size as compared to the patient corneal volume, into the eye of the patient;
wherein automatically determining the boundary surfaces defining the patient corneal volume and the transplant corneal volume includes defining a deviation between the size of the patient corneal volume and the size of the transplant corneal volume, the deviation causing a change in the geometry of the eye of the patient, including a change in the pre-transplantation shape of the front surface of the patient cornea once the transplant corneal volume replaces the patient corneal volume, to correct the previously-present refractive deficiency.

US Pat. No. 10,362,933

OPHTHALMOLOGIC APPARATUS, TOMOGRAPHIC IMAGE GENERATION METHOD, AND PROGRAM THAT DETERMINE AN IMAGING REGION FOR CAPTURING A PLURALITY OF TOMOGRAPHIC IMAGES FOR GENERATING AN AVERAGED TOMOGRAPHIC IMAGE

Canon Kabushiki Kaisha, ...

1. An ophthalmologic apparatus comprising:a detection unit configured to detect a movement amount of a subject's eye;
an error obtaining unit configured to obtain a value of tracking error based on a result of the detection;
a determining unit configured to determine each position of a plurality of scanning lines at intervals corresponding to the value of tracking error;
a tomographic image obtaining unit configured to obtain a plurality of tomographic images by scanning each position of the plurality of scanning lines with measurement light; and
a generation unit configured to generate an averaged tomographic image by averaging pixel values of the plurality of tomographic images obtained by the tomographic image obtaining unit,
wherein the determining unit determines the intervals based on the value of tracking error.

US Pat. No. 10,362,918

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

robart GmbH, Linz (AT)

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

US Pat. No. 10,362,909

PAPER DISPENSING DEVICE

GUANGZHOU FANER AROMA PRO...

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

US Pat. No. 10,362,890

METHOD FOR SIMULTANEOUSLY PEELING AND CUTTING COOKED VEGETABLES

Hosam Khalil Smiley, New...

1. A method for peeling, and cutting a cooked root vegetable comprising providing a cooked root vegetable having flesh and skin wherein same has been cut in half to provide cut surfaces; placing said cut in half and cooked root vegetable on a movable surface with the cut surface facing upward, said surface existing within a frame, said frame having front, rear and side surfaces so as to receive the cut in half and cooked root vegetable, said surface associated with the frame to enable said surface to move within the frame linearly and reciprocally along at least a portion of the height of the frame; fixing a mesh plate to the frame above said surface, the mesh plate oriented perpendicular to the movement of said surface; and providing power to enable said surface to move toward the mesh plate, whereby said surface moves the cut in half and cooked root vegetable through the mesh plate, such that said flesh of the cut in half and cooked vegetable is cut and the skin remains behind the mesh plate after all of said flesh has been fed through said mesh plate.

US Pat. No. 10,362,887

APPARATUSES AND METHODS FOR PLACING A COVERING ABOUT A MATTRESS

Russo Inventions, LLC, G...

1. A tool for manipulating a bed covering, comprising:a proximal handle portion;
a distal end portion comprising a plurality of spaced-apart protrusions extending outwardly therefrom, wherein the spaced-apart protrusions are configured to engage and extend through a plurality of openings in said bed covering to manipulate said bed covering; and
end stop portions disposed directly adjacent to the spaced-apart protrusions sized and configured for abutting with said bed covering adjacent to the openings of said bed covering to limit how far the protrusions can extend through the openings.

US Pat. No. 10,362,877

CUSHION WITH SUPPORTING FRAME FOR UPHOLSTERED FURNITURE

EDRA S.P.A., Perignano d...

1. A cushion for upholstered furniture for leaning or sitting such as beds, sofas or armchairs, including a cushion element, constituted by an upholstery of soft material stuffed in a flabby covering, the cushion element being configured so that two opposite main sides are defined that are peripherally joined by connection sides, comprising:an elongated fixed frame arranged so as to define in the cushion element an upper section located above the fixed frame;
at least two movable frames housed within the same cushion element in correspondence of the upper section, with each of the movable frames being hinged, independently from the other, to the fixed frame according to at least one hinge axis substantially parallel to a direction of elongation of the fixed frame, and arranged to take different positions, each of which is provided to determine a desired orientation of at least one portion of the upper section of the cushion element;
movement control means associated with the hinge axes, adapted to determine an amount of deformation action needed to rotate the at least one movable frame, so as to maintain a stable position when a deformation action is applied that is lower than a certain predetermined amount; and
connecting members for connecting the cushion element to an external structure;
wherein the fixed frame extends horizontally at a vertically intermediate level of the cushion element so as to define a lower section of the cushion element located below the fixed frame, the lower section being devoid of rigid frame elements.

US Pat. No. 10,362,875

EASY FOLDING CROSS BRACE DESIGN

GCI OUTDOOR, INC., Higga...

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

US Pat. No. 10,362,866

METHODS FOR CONTROLLED DISPENSING

Cubex LLC, Phoenix, AZ (...

1. A method for selective actuation, comprising: translating an index plate in a first direction in proximity to a plurality of bins arranged relative to one another in a plurality of columns of bins and each having a corresponding trigger release arm, wherein the index plate defines a plane having a perimeter border and a plurality of protrusions extending from a surface of the plate entirely within the perimeter border of the plane such that the plurality of protrusions are non-planar relative to the index plate and where the plurality of protrusions define a plurality of rows arranged upon the plate in a collinear arrangement; aligning a single protrusion to a single trigger release arm along the first direction; and translating the index plate in a second direction transverse to the first direction such that the single protrusion engages with the single trigger release arm and actuates a preselected bin which corresponds to the single trigger release arm, wherein the plurality of protrusions further define a plurality of columns which are arranged upon the plate at an angle relative to a proximal or distal edge of the plate such that each protrusion is off-set relative to an adjacent protrusion along the plurality of columns of protrusions which are further arranged to actuate alternating columns from the plurality of columns of bins for dispensing.

US Pat. No. 10,362,852

ERGONOMIC MANICURING SUPPORT

Lori Ellen Halloway, Sal...

1. An ergonomic manicuring support apparatus comprising:an angled ramp including a top edge, a bottom edge wider in length than the top edge and opposing side edges extending between the bottom edge and the top edge, wherein the angled ramp is configured to receive and support at least one forearm and at least one wrist of a user;
a platform including a top edge, a bottom edge wider in length than the top edge and connected to the top edge of the angled ramp and opposing side edges extending between the bottom edge and the top edge, wherein the platform is configured to receive and support at least one hand of the user;
at least one contoured convex hand support disposed proximate at least one opposing side edge of the platform, wherein the at least one contoured convex hand support is configured to support and prevent movement of the at least one hand of the user;
a pair of legs connected to and supporting the angled ramp and the platform, wherein the pair of legs are connected to a portion of the platform to allow the top edge of the platform to extend from the legs; and
support brackets extending between the pair of legs to structurally reinforce the angled ramp and the platform,
wherein the at least one forearm, wrist and hand of the user are positioned and supported by the angled ramp and at least one contoured convex hand support on the platform to elevate the at least one wrist and the at least one hand of the user and position one or more fingers of the user in a hanging downward position relative to the top edge of the platform to receive manicuring services.

US Pat. No. 10,362,828

HEADBAND ARRANGEMENT AND WELDING HELMET EQUIPPED WITH THE SAME

Tecmen Electronics Co., L...

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

US Pat. No. 10,362,823

EYELASH EXTENSION CASE

Jessica Hill, Philadelph...

1. An eyelash extension case, comprising:an enclosure body defining a first internal region for storage of one or more eyelash extensions; and
a lid operative to cover the first internal region in a closed state and open to allow access to the first internal region in an open state;
wherein internal wall surfaces of the first internal region form a floor, and one or more eyelash extension retaining features,
each eyelash extension retaining feature including a protrusion that extends outward from the floor toward the lid along an axis,
each protrusion having curved wall surfaces that transition into the floor, and each protrusion having curved wall surfaces that define an outer profile of the protrusion surrounding the axis, and
wherein at least a portion of each protrusion is formed from a self-adhesive super-gel material to retain the one or more eyelash extensions
wherein the enclosure body is formed from two enclosure body halves that collectively define a second internal region.

US Pat. No. 10,362,799

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

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

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

US Pat. No. 10,362,721

TILLAGE DEVICE FOR AGRICULTURAL MACHINERY OR IMPLEMENTS TO REDUCE COMPACTION CAUSED BY WHEELS IN A FIELD

AGRICULTURE CONCEPTS, LLC...

1. A system for tilling compression marks formed in soil of a field by agricultural machinery or equipment having a plurality of compaction forming members, the system comprising:a plurality of roller assemblies;
each of the plurality of roller assemblies having a plurality of blade assemblies positioned in spaced relation to one another;
each of the plurality of roller assemblies operatively connected to a frame member;
a plurality of row units;
wherein the plurality of row units are configured to plant seeds in the soil of the field;
wherein each of the plurality of roller assemblies are positioned between a pair of adjacent row units configured to plant seeds in the soil of the field;
wherein the plurality of roller assemblies are configured to rotate;
a movement device connected to each of the plurality of roller assemblies wherein when activated the movement device moves the associated roller assembly between a disengaged position, where the roller assembly does not penetrate the soil, and an engaged position, where the roller assembly does penetrate and till the soil;
each of the plurality of roller assemblies each having at least one guard positioned in spaced relation to the associated roller assembly;
wherein each guard is configured to deflect dirt that is kicked up during the tilling process;
wherein the plurality of roller assemblies are positioned behind and in alignment with a plurality of compaction forming members of the agricultural machinery or equipment;
wherein when the agricultural machinery or equipment moves through the field the compaction forming members form compression marks in the soil of the field;
wherein when in an engaged position, when the agricultural machinery or equipment moves through the field, the plurality of roller assemblies till the compression marks formed by the compaction forming members;
wherein when in an engaged position, when the agricultural machinery or equipment moves through the field, the plurality of roller assemblies till the compression marks formed by the compaction forming members the at least one guard associated with each roller assembly deflects dirt that is kicked up during the tilling process;
wherein positioning each of the plurality of roller assemblies behind and in alignment with a compaction forming member of the agricultural machinery or equipment facilitates tilling of the area behind and in alignment with the aligned compaction forming member while leaving the area between the compaction forming members untilled;
wherein the at least one guard associated with each roller assembly is configured to prevent dirt kicked up during the tilling process from landing outside of the tilled area which is behind and in alignment with the aligned compaction forming member.
US Pat. No. 10,364,336

THERMOPLASTIC VULCANIZATE COMPOSITION, METHOD OF FORMING THE SAME AND PRODUCT THEREOF

FENG TAY ENTERPRISES CO.,...

1. A method for forming a thermoplastic vulcanizate, comprising:selecting a thermoplastic polyurethane;
selecting a rubber, wherein a hardness of the thermoplastic polyurethane is 19A greater than that of the rubber; a hardness of the thermoplastic polyurethane is equal to or greater than 70A, and a weight ratio of the thermoplastic polyurethane to the rubber is between 30:70 and 70:30; and
mixing the thermoplastic polyurethane and the rubber in a dynamic vulcanization process, comprising:
forming a first mixture, wherein the first mixture comprises the rubber and an additive;
forming a second mixture, wherein the second mixture comprises a vulcanizing agent, an accelerator and the first mixture; and
forming a third mixture, wherein the third mixture comprise the thermoplastic polyurethane and the second mixture; and the step of forming the third mixture comprises a reaction process in a batch-type reactor at a temperature higher than 145° C. for at least 3 minutes or in a continuous-type reactor at a temperature higher than 190° C. for at least 15 seconds.
US Pat. No. 10,363,316

PHARMACEUTICAL FORMULATION COMPRISING NSAID AND CYCLODEXTRIN

RECKITT BENCKISER HEALTHC...

1. A liquid throat spray composition for topical application to a sore throat consisting essentially of an aqueous solution of at least 1% w/v of flurbiprofen, a cyclodextrin, and a pharmaceutically acceptable buffer,wherein the molar ratio of the NSAID to the cyclodextrin is between 1:0.5 and 1:1.5; and
wherein the composition is provided in a unit volume of up to about 2 ml.
US Pat. No. 10,363,323

HYDROPHOBIC MODIFIED PEPTIDES FOR LIVER SPECIFIC DIAGNOSIS

RUPRECHT-KARLS-UNIVERSITA...

1. A hydrophobic modified peptide of the formula[X—P—Y—Ro]Ap,
wherein
X is an amino acid sequence having a length of m amino acids,
wherein m is at least 4, and
wherein the N-terminus of X comprises one or more amino acids comprising an amino group in the side chain,
wherein the one or more of the amino acids comprising an amino group in the side chain comprises a hydrophobic modification selected from acylation with carboxylic acids, fatty acids, and amino acids with lipophilic side chains or addition of a hydrophobic moiety selected from the group consisting of cholesterol, derivatives of cholesterol, a phospholipid, a glycolipid, a glycerol ester, steroids, a ceramide, an isoprene derivative, adamantane, farnesol, an aliphatic group, and a polyaromatic compound; and
wherein the one or more amino acids comprising the amino group in the side chain is coupled to one or more labels selected from the group consisting of a fluorescent dye, a fluorescence emitting isotope, a radioisotope, and a contrast agent
P is a peptide comprising the amino acid sequence NPLGFXaaP (SEQ ID NO: 1), wherein Xaa is an arbitrary amino acid;
Y is an amino acid sequence having a length of n amino acids, wherein n is 0 or at least 1;
m+n?11
R is a C-terminal modification of said hydrophobic modified peptide, which protects from degradation selected from the group consisting of an amide, a D-amino acid, a modified amino acid, a cyclic amino acid, an albumin, a natural polymer, a synthetic polymer, and a glycane; o is 0 or at least 1; and
A is an anchor group selected from the group consisting of an ester, an ether, a disulfide, an amide, a thiol, and a thioester; p is 0 or at least 1.
US Pat. No. 10,364,353

SILICONE RUBBER COMPOSITION AND SILICONE RUBBER CROSSLINKED BODY

SUMITOMO RIKO COMPANY LIM...

1. A silicone rubber composition comprising:(a) an organopolysiloxane;
(b) a crosslinking agent; and
(c) a microcapsule type catalyst that comprises microparticles of a resin and a crosslinking catalyst encapsulated in the microparticles,
wherein the resin of (c) has a solubility parameter of 7.9 or higher, a thermal conductivity of 0.16 W/m·K or higher, and a glass transition temperature of 40 to 145 degrees C.,
wherein the resin of (c) comprises at least one of an epoxy resin, an acrylic resin, a polyvinylbutyral resin, and a styrene based polymer,
wherein the acrylic resin comprises a copolymer of ethyl methacrylate and methyl methacrylate, and the styrene based polymer comprises any one of a copolymer of styrene and butadiene, a copolymer of styrene and maleic anhydride, a copolymer of styrene and isoprene, a hydrogenated styrene-butadiene copolymer, and a hydrogenated styrene-isoprene copolymer.
US Pat. No. 10,367,190

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

Tianjin University, Tian...

1. A method of making a cylindrical single-piece lithium-ion battery, comprising steps as follows:(1) mixing evenly LiFePO4, conductive carbon black, graphite, polyvinylidene fluoride as adhesive, and N-methylpyrrolidone as solvent in a weight percentage ratio of 42.0-43.0:1.3-1.7:0.8-1.2:2.5-3.5:51.0-53.0 to form a first slurry and mixing evenly lithium titanate, conductive carbon black, graphite, polyvinylidene fluoride as adhesive and N-methylpyrrolidone as solvent in a weight percentage of 49.0-50.0:0.8-1.2:0.8-1.2:3.0-4.0:44.0-46.0 to form a second slurry;
(2) coating and rolling the first slurry and the second slurry to form a positive electrode sheet and a negative electrode sheet, respectively, wherein each of the positive and negative electrode sheets is of a length of 33.81m, has an aluminum foil as current-collector and exposes a foil edge, and the aluminum foil has a thickness between 28 ?m and 32 ?m and a width between 319 mm and 321 mm;
(3) baking the positive electrode sheet and the negative electrode sheet for 48 hours at 100° C.;
(4) aligning and stacking up the positive electrode sheet and the negative electrode sheet with a separating membrane in-between, which are then mounted to an automatic winding machine to form a cylindrical shape;
(5) welding a plurality of aluminium tabs onto the foil edge of the positive electrode sheet and a plurality of aluminium tabs onto the foil edge of the negative electrode sheet, wherein each of the aluminium tabs has a length between 69 mm and 71 mm, a width between 9.9 mm and 10.1 mm and thickness between 0.135 mm and 0.165 mm;
(6) securing each of the aluminium tabs in a space defined by wiring terminal 6 and sliding ring 7 using tab clamping nut 8 to form a cell pack;
(7) inserting the cell pack into an enclosure with two ends each being wrapped by a supporting bracket;
(8) connecting sequentially wiring terminal 6, O-ring 10, insulation cushion 9 and cover 11 together, which are then fixed with clamping nut 12 and locating screw 13; and
(9) sealing cover 11 to the enclosure using a laser welder.
US Pat. No. 10,364,424

FACTOR X MUTANTS

LABORATOIRE FRANCAIS DU F...

1. A protein, comprising:a mutated sequence of SEQ ID No. 1, said mutated sequence of SEQ ID No. 1 comprising mutation B wherein: mutation B consists of insertion of DFLAEGLTPR (SEQ ID NO: 159) between amino acids 52 and 53 of SEQ ID No. 1.
US Pat. No. 10,364,434

COMPOSITIONS AND METHODS OF BIOSYNTHESIZING CAROTENOIDS AND THEIR DERIVATIVES

ARCH INNOTEK, LLC, St. L...

1. A recombinant microorganism comprising a nucleic acid construct comprising:a) a nucleic acid sequence encoding a lycopene s-cyclase enzyme encoded by LCYe from Lactuca sativa; and
b) a nucleic acid sequence encoding a carotenoid cleavage dioxygenase enzyme encoded by CCD1 from Daucus carota:
wherein the nucleic add sequences are operably linked to one or more expression control sequences, and wherein the microorganism further comprises lycopene.
US Pat. No. 10,364,441

METHODS TIP ASSEMBLIES AND KITS FOR INTRODUCING MATERIAL INTO CELLS

Tufts University, Boston...

1. A method of introducing a composition in a fluid into cells, the method comprising:a) passaging a suspension of cells in a fluid with the composition through a decrease in pressure, wherein the passaging occurs by the application of a positive pressure; and
b) drawing the suspension of cell back through the at least one constriction by the application of a negative pressure,wherein the decrease in pressure occurs in a device comprising a channel with at least one constriction, wherein the positive pressure and a negative pressure are generated by a flow device, and wherein the decrease in pressure enhances temporary permeability in the cells, thereby introducing the composition into the cells.
US Pat. No. 10,364,459

METHOD OF QUANTITATIVELY AND QUALITATIVELY ANALYZING BIOMATERIAL IN REAL-TIME

SUGENTECH, Inc., Daejeon...

1. A method of quantitatively and qualitatively analyzing a biomaterial in real-time, the method comprising:preparing a device for detecting a biomaterial, wherein the device comprises a reaction container comprising an opening at an upper part thereof; and an element part separately connected to the reaction container via the opening, wherein the element part comprises a cap coupled to the opening of the reaction container; and a rod extended from a lower part of the cap, wherein the rod comprises a biochip having a third probe fixed to a surface of the biochip;
feeding a complex of first and second probes, a forward primer, a reverse primer, a sample comprising deoxynucleotide triphosphate (dNTP), a polymerase having exonuclease activity, and a sample comprising target genes, and a reaction solution comprising a buffer into the reaction container, wherein the first probe comprises oligonucleotide sequences complementary to nucleic acid sequences of the target genes in the sample, a first phosphor for generating a first fluorescence signal, and a first quencher for quenching the first phosphor, the second probe does not comprise oligonucleotide sequences complementary to the nucleic acid sequences of the target genes in the sample, but comprises oligonucleotide sequences complementary to the third probe, and the forward and reverse primers comprise oligonucleotide sequences complementary to the nucleic acid sequences of the target genes to amplify the target genes in the sample;
performing polymerase chain reaction comprising denaturation of the target genes in the sample, hybridization of the target genes, the complex, and the forward and reverse primers in the sample, and elongation of the primers through the polymerase having exonuclease activity, wherein the hybridization is only performed between the target genes and the first probe of the complex, and when the polymerase reaches the complex hybridized with the target genes during the elongation by the polymerase having the exonuclease activity, the second probe and the first phosphor are disassembled and released from the complex hybridized with the target genes by the exonuclease activity of the polymerase, and a first fluorescence signal is generated by the first phosphor;
allowing for DNA microarray in which elongation of the second probe on the third probe by the polymerase after hybridizing the released second probe and the third probe fixed to the biochip are performed, wherein the third probe comprises a second phosphor for generating a second fluorescence signal and a second quencher for quenching the second phosphor, and as the second probe is elongated on the third probe, the secondary structure of the third probe is disassembled, and the second quencher is spaced from the second phosphor, and a second fluorescence signal is generated by the second phosphor; and
detecting a first fluorescence signal by the first phosphor and a second fluorescence signal by the second phosphor.
US Pat. No. 10,364,204

PROCESS FOR MANUFACTURING METHYL TERTIARY-BUTYL ETHER (MTBE) AND OTHER HYDROCARBONS

Lyondell Chemical Techno...

1. A process for manufacturing methyl t-butyl ether (MTBE) comprising:a first step comprising cracking raw material comprising ethane or propane to form ethylene; and recovering residual uncracked raw material;
a second step comprising dimerizing ethylene to form a n-butylene feed stream, wherein the n-butylene feed stream comprises:
(i) about 30 to 50 wt. % of 2-butene, based on the total weight of the feed stream,
(ii) about 25 to 45 wt. % of 1-butene, based on the total weight of the feed stream, and
(iii) a higher molecular weight ethylene oligomer
wherein the dimerizing step is performed at a temperature of about 10-100° C., wherein the dimerizing step takes place in the presence of a dimerization catalyst, wherein the dimerization catalyst comprises a nickel compound and an aluminum compound, and wherein the catalyst has a Ni:Al ratio from 0.9:10 to 1:2.5;
a third step comprising isomerizing the n-butylene feed stream to form an isobutylene stream using a isomerization catalyst at a weight hourly space velocity (WHSV) of 0.2-4 kg feedstock per kg catalyst per hour at a pressure of about 345-3450 kPa and a temperature of about 40-200° C., wherein the isomerization catalyst is an acidic isomerization catalyst;
recovering unconverted n-butylene;
alkylating isobutylene with isobutane at a pressure of at least 600 kPa to form gasoline alkylate;
recovering gasoline alkylate;
isomerizing the higher molecular weight ethylene oligomer; and
recovering the isomerized higher molecular weight ethylene oligomer;
a fourth step comprising oxidizing methane to form methanol;
a fifth step comprising etherifying the isobutylene stream with methanol to form methyl t-butyl ether;
etherifying the higher molecular weight ethylene oligomer contained in the isobutylene stream with methanol to form a higher-molecular-weight-ethylene-oligomer-based methyl ether;
recovering the higher-molecular-weight-ethylene-oligomer-based methyl ether;
etherifying an isomerized higher molecular weight ethylene oligomer contained in the isobutylene stream with methanol to form an isomerized-higher-molecular-weight-ethylene-oligomer-based methyl ether; and
recovering the isomerized-higher-molecular-weight-ethylene-oligomer-based methyl ether; and
a sixth step comprising collecting the methyl t-butyl ether.