US Pat. No. 10,114,220

EXIT PUPIL EXPANDING DIFFRACTIVE OPTICAL WAVEGUIDING DEVICE

WAVE OPTICS LTD, Maidenh...

1. An optical device for expanding input light in two dimensions in an augmented reality display, comprising:a waveguide;
an input diffractive optical element configured to couple input light into the waveguide; and
two diffractive optical elements entirely overlaid on one another in or on the waveguide, wherein each of the two diffractive optical elements is configured to receive light from the input diffractive optical element and couple it towards the other diffractive optical element which can then act as an output diffractive optical element providing outcoupled orders towards a viewer,
wherein each diffractive optical element comprises grooves and a grating vector in the plane of the grooves, having a direction that is normal to the grooves and a magnitude which is inversely related to the pitch of the grooves,
wherein the input and output diffractive optical elements respectively have grating vectors with a substantially equal magnitude,
wherein a combination of the respective grating vectors of the input diffractive optical element and the two diffractive optical elements is a resultant vector with substantially zero magnitude, and
wherein the grating vectors of the two diffractive optical elements subtend equal and opposite angles to the grating vector of the input diffractive optical element.

US Pat. No. 10,114,199

OPTICAL IMAGING SYSTEM

Samsung Electro-Mechanics...

1. An optical imaging system, comprising:first to sixth lenses sequentially disposed from an object side to an image side; and
an image sensor configured to convert incident light reflected from a subject, having passed through the first to sixth lenses, into an electrical signal, wherein
one of the first to sixth lenses comprises a spherical object-side surface and another of the first to sixth lenses comprise corresponding aspherical object-side surfaces,
the first to sixth lenses comprise corresponding aspherical image-side surfaces, anda lens of the first to sixth lenses that is closer to the object side than the one of the first to sixth lenses comprising the spherical object-side surface, comprises a highest refractive index among the first to sixth lenses.

US Pat. No. 10,114,194

OPTICAL IMAGE CAPTURING SYSTEM

ABILITY OPTO-ELECTRONICS ...

1. An optical image capturing system, in order along an optical axis from an object side to an image side, comprising:a first lens having positive refractive power;
a second lens having negative refractive power;
a third lens having positive refractive power;
a first image plane, which is an image plane specifically for visible light and perpendicular to the optical axis; a through-focus modulation transfer rate (value of MTF) at a first spatial frequency having a maximum value at central field of view of the first image plane; and
a second image plane, which is an image plane specifically for infrared light and perpendicular to the optical axis; the through-focus modulation transfer rate (value of MTF) at the first spatial frequency having a maximum value at central of field of view of the second image plane;
wherein the optical image capturing system consists of the three lenses with refractive power; each lens among the first lens to the third lens has an object-side surface, which faces the object side, and an image-side surface, which faces the image side;
wherein the optical image capturing system satisfies:
1?f/HEP?10;
0 deg |FS|?30 ?m;
where f is a focal length of the optical image capturing system; HEP is an entrance pupil diameter of the optical image capturing system; HOS is a distance between an object-side surface of the first lens and the first image plane on the optical axis; HAF is a half of a maximum view angle of the optical image capturing system; for any surface of any lens, HOI is a maximum image height on the first image plane perpendicular to the optical axis; FS is a distance on the optical axis between the first image plane and the second image plane.

US Pat. No. 10,114,191

LENS UNIT, VEHICLE-MOUNTED CAMERA, AND IMAGING DEVICE

KYOCERA Corporation, Kyo...

1. A lens unit, comprising:a lens barrel including a wall portion that is disposed on at least a part of a circumference on a plane perpendicular to a first direction and that extends in the first direction, the wall portion including at least two first inclined portions and at least two second inclined portions, the first inclined portions are formed around a first circumference about a central axis, the second inclined portions are formed around a second circumference about the central axis that is positioned a spaced distance along the central axis from the first circumference, and the first inclined portions are alternately formed with the second inclined portions, a distance from each first inclined portion to the central axis, which passes through a center of the circumference and which is parallel with the first direction, being decreased as the first inclined portion extends to the first direction, and a distance from each second inclined portion to the central axis being increased as the second inclined portion extends to the first direction; and
a lens held in the wall portion by the first inclined portions and the second inclined portions.

US Pat. No. 10,114,186

OPTICAL FIBER CABLE, AND METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR MANUFACTURING OPTICAL FIBER CABLE

FUJIKURA LTD., Tokyo (JP...

1. An optical fiber cable comprising:a core comprising a plurality of units which are assembled and are twisted so as to form a plurality of layers, each of which comprises a plurality of optical fibers which are assembled, and which comprises a plurality of first-layer units and a plurality of second-layer units;
a pair of tension members disposed so as to face each other with the core interposed therebetween; and
a sheath covering the core and the pair of tension members collectively, wherein:
the plurality of layers comprises a first layer comprising the first-layer units formed in an SZ-twisted shape and a second layer covering the first layer and comprising the second-layer units formed in an SZ-twisted shape;
the first layer is arranged at a center portion of the core; and
a twisting direction of the first-layer units is opposite to a twisting direction of the second-layer units in at least a portion in a cable length direction.

US Pat. No. 10,114,182

RACK-MOUNTABLE EQUIPMENT WITH A HIGH-HEAT-DISSIPATION MODULE, AND TRANSCEIVER RECEPTACLE WITH INCREASED COOLING

SAMTEC, INC., New Albany...

1. An electrical connector comprising:a heat dissipation module with a first end and a second end opposed to the first end; and
two receptacle connectors that are located at the second end and that are vertically stacked in relation to a base substrate; wherein
the first and second ends define a transceiver-mating direction such that, when a transceiver is inserted into the first end of the heat dissipation module in the transceiver-mating direction, the transceiver mates with one of the two receptacle connectors;
the heat dissipation module includes a passage that extends between the first and second ends and that is located between the two receptacle connectors; and
in the passage, air flows unblocked parallel to the transceiver-mating direction between the first and second ends and flows unblocked between the two receptacle connectors.

US Pat. No. 10,114,177

TRANSLATING LENS HOLDER ASSEMBLIES EMPLOYING BORE RELIEF ZONES, AND OPTICAL CONNECTORS INCORPORATING THE SAME

Corning Optical Communica...

1. A lens holder assembly comprising:a lens holder body comprising a one piece molded design with at least one optical component, a mating face, a first forward slide portion and a first rear slide portion disposed on a first side of the lens holder body, and a second forward slide portion and a second rear slide portion disposed on a second side of the lens holder body, wherein:
the first forward slide portion is longitudinally aligned with the first rear slide portion such that the first forward slide portion is separated from the first rear slide portion by a first bore relief zone defined by a first recess such that a first alignment pin disposed within the first forward slide portion and the first rear slide portion is externally exposed by the first bore relief zone;
the second forward slide portion is longitudinally aligned with the second rear slide portion such that the second forward slide portion is separated from the second rear slide portion by a second bore relief zone defined by a second recess such that a second alignment pin disposed within the second forward slide portion and the second rear slide portion is externally exposed by second bore relief zone; and
the at least one optical component is located at the mating face and configured to be optically coupled to a mated optical component.

US Pat. No. 10,114,161

MULTI-LAYER ABSORPTIVE WIRE GRID POLARIZER

Moxtek, Inc., Orem, UT (...

1. A wire grid polarizer comprising:a. a transmissive substrate;
b. an array of parallel, elongated first rib groups disposed over the substrate, each first rib group comprising:
i. a central first transmissive rib; and
ii. a pair of first wires including a first wire disposed along each side of the first transmissive rib;
c. a first dielectric material substantially filling first gaps between each rib group and an adjacent rib group;
d. an array of parallel, elongated second wires disposed over the first rib groups and the first dielectric material, on a same side of the substrate as the first rib groups, and farther from the substrate than the first rib groups;
e. the first wires are absorptive and the second wires are reflective; and
f. a pitch of the first wires is less than a pitch of the second wires.

US Pat. No. 10,114,141

SUBSURFACE RESISTIVITY MODELING WITH ELECTROMAGNETIC FIELDS USING A CONDUCTIVE CASING

GroundMetrics, Inc., San...

1. A method for conducting an electromagnetic survey of subsurface targets of interest by calculating AC electromagnetic fields below an earth surface comprising:modeling the earth below the earth surface using a known distribution of electrical resistivity, or a representative approximation of the electrical resistivity distribution derived from current or historical data, to form a subsurface model;
transmitting current from a source, at least in part, along a conducting casing of a borehole to produce a primary electromagnetic field, said field being a DC electric field;
calculating the primary electromagnetic field produced by the casing to determine a casing model and then create an equivalent electromagnetic source based on the casing model;
representing the casing within the subsurface model with the equivalent electromagnetic source embedded in the subsurface model, wherein the casing is removed from the subsurface model and the equivalent electromagnetic source is located where the casing was located;
calculating the AC electromagnetic fields produced by the equivalent electromagnetic source; and
determining a depth, thickness or lateral extent of the target of interest based on the AC electromagnetic fields produced by the equivalent electromagnetic source.

US Pat. No. 10,114,103

SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR SENSOR TRIGGERING FOR SYNCHRONIZED OPERATION

Uber Technologies, Inc., ...

1. A sensor triggering system for an autonomous vehicle (AV), the sensor triggering system comprising:a memory that stores instructions for operating a plurality of sensors of the AV; and
one or more processors executing the instructions, causing the sensor triggering system to:
detect a first sensor pulse from a pulse generator of the AV;
in response to detecting the first sensor pulse, determine a first codeword from a first memory address of a lookup table based on a current memory index pointing to the first memory address in the lookup table; and
selectively trigger the plurality of sensors based on the first codeword stored at the first memory address.

US Pat. No. 10,113,979

SYSTEMS, PROBES, AND METHODS FOR DIELECTRIC TESTING OF WINE IN BOTTLE

THE TRUSTEES OF DARTMOUTH...

1. A probe for radio-wave interrogation of wine in a bottle, comprising:an inner conductor;
an outer conductor coaxial with the inner conductor, the outer conductor being spaced apart from the inner conductor by a dielectric material; and
a concave open end configured to interface with a convex exterior surface of the bottle during said radio-wave interrogation, the concave open end including an end face of the inner conductor and an end face of the outer conductor, curvature of the concave open end matching curvature of the convex exterior surface.

US Pat. No. 10,113,929

USE OF WHEEL SLIP TO HELP IDENTIFY SOFT SPOTS

Caterpillar Paving Produc...

1. A system for identifying and mapping soft spots traversed by a vehicle, the vehicle including a first wheel and a second wheel, the first and second wheels disposed on opposite sides of the vehicle, the system comprising:a first slip sensor for detecting a rotational speed of the first wheel and generating first wheel rotational speed data, the first slip sensor linked to a mapping system for transmitting the first wheel rotational speed data to the mapping system;
a GPS sensor for detecting and generating GPS data, the GPS sensor linked to the mapping system for transmitting the GPS data to the mapping system; and
the mapping system configured to identify a location of a first wheel slip based on the first wheel rotational speed data and the GPS data to provide location information for the soft spot;
wherein the location information is utilized by the mapping system to direct repair of the soft spot.

US Pat. No. 10,113,900

FIELD DEVICE WITH MULTIPLE PROTOCOL SUPPORT

ROSEMOUNT TANK RADAR AB, ...

1. A level gauging system, the gauging system comprising:a radar level gauge for determining a filling level of a product in a tank;
a host system connectable to the radar level gauge to receive measurement data from the radar level gauge; and
a portable configuration tool, which is external to the radar level gauge and connectable to the radar level gauge for configuring tank specific parameters;
said radar level gauge including:
transceiver circuitry configured to transmit an electromagnetic transmit signal and receive an electromagnetic return signal reflected from a surface of the product;
a signal propagation device arranged to guide said transmit signal towards said surface, and to guide said return signal to said transceiver circuitry;
processing circuitry configured to determine said filling level based on a relationship between the electromagnetic transmit signal and the electromagnetic return signal;
a physical communication interface allowing bi-directional communication of data structured according to either a first digital communication protocol or a second digital communication protocol;
first communication circuitry for communicating measurement data from the radar level gauge using said first digital communication protocol when said communication interface is connected to the host system;
second communication circuitry for enabling configuration of the radar level gauge using said second digital communication protocol when said communication interface is conductively connected to the configuration tool;
protocol identification circuitry connected to said communication interface for intercepting data received by said communication interface from at least one of said host system and said portable configuration tool connected to said physical communication interface, and configured to parse intercepted data to determine if said intercepted data is structured according to said first digital communication protocol or according to said second digital communication protocol; and
control circuitry for directing the intercepted data to said first communication circuitry when said intercepted data is structured according to said first digital communication protocol and to said second communication circuitry when said intercepted data is structured according to said second digital communication protocol.

US Pat. No. 10,113,892

MEASURING APPARATUS AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING THE MEASURING APPARATUS

Azbil Corporation, Tokyo...

1. A measuring apparatus comprising:a tubular member;
a sensor fixed to a first area on an outer peripheral surface of the tubular member;
a circuit board that relays a detection signal from the sensor, the circuit board being fixed to a second area on the outer peripheral surface that is different from the first area and being separated from the sensor; and
one or more wires that electrically connect the sensor and the circuit board,
wherein the sensor and the circuit board are separately supported by being fixed to the first and second areas on the outer peripheral surface, respectively, and are otherwise connected to one another solely by electrical connection via the one or more wires so as to reduce a mechanical coupling between the circuit board and the sensor.

US Pat. No. 10,113,883

HYBRID SENSOR SYSTEM AND METHOD OF USE

Control Products, Inc., ...

1. A system for sensing a position of a movable element within a vessel having a vessel wall and a closed end, the system comprising:a flexible connector having a first end attached to the movable element;
a rotatable element positioned within the vessel and coupled to a second end of the flexible connector, the rotatable element rotating about an axis, the rotation of the rotatable element moving a magnet along a linear path a distance proportional to the movement of the movable element;
a magnetostrictive sensor affixed to the vessel wall and having a sensor probe extending into the vessel, the sensor probe being located in close proximity to the magnet to sense the position of the magnet;
the magnetostrictive sensor sensing the position of the magnet to determine the position of the movable element.

US Pat. No. 10,113,864

METHOD FOR DETERMINING THE REGISTRATION OF A STRUCTURE ON A PHOTOMASK AND APPARATUS TO PERFORM THE METHOD

Carl Zeiss SMT GmbH, Obe...

1. A computer-implemented method comprising:simulating, using a processor, a second aerial image from pattern specifications of a mask, including determining said second aerial image as a matrix composed of pixels having intensity values, taking as a basis the pattern specifications of the mask in the form of a transmission function that has, at least in part, a higher resolution than a first aerial image of the mask that was captured by a position measuring device, the first aerial image having a feature, the second aerial images also having the feature; and
determining, using the processor, a registration error of the feature on the mask based on a comparison of the simulated second aerial image and the first aerial image, the registration error indicating a deviation of a nominal position of the feature from its actual position on the mask.

US Pat. No. 10,113,847

ARM-FIRE DEVICE AND METHOD OF IGNITING PROPULSION SYSTEM USING THE SAME

AGENCY FOR DEFENSE DEVELO...

1. An arm-fire device comprising:a capacitor charged by an arming signal;
an acceleration switch for generating an operation signal if an acceleration more than a predetermined acceleration is sensed;
a controller electrically connected with the capacitor and the acceleration switch, controlling generation of a firing signal by discharging the capacitor when the operation signal and an externally-applied launching signal are all sensed in a state that capacitor is charged; and
a through bulkhead initiator provided with an ignition portion installed at a space separated by a bulkhead and configured to be electrically connected with the controller to ignite the ignition portion if the firing signal is transferred thereto,
wherein the acceleration switch includes:
a stator having a first contact point;
a proof mass accommodated within the stator and supported by an elastic member to be movable with respect to the stator;
a second contact point formed at one side of the proof mass and formed to contact the first contact point if the acceleration more than the predetermined acceleration is applied thereto;
a plurality of first electrode plates formed to be protruded from the stator in a direction crossing a moving direction of the proof mass;
a plurality of second electrode plates formed to be protruded from the proof mass and thus arranged alternately with the first electrode plates along the moving direction of the proof mass;
a base glass coupled to a lower portion of the stator to cover a lower portion of the proof mass; and
a cup glass coupled to an upper portion of the stator to cover an upper portion of the proof mass,
wherein a protrusion protrudes from the cup glass toward a groove formed at the upper portion of the proof mass to be caught in the groove, such that the cup glass and the base glass restrict a displacement of the proof mass.

US Pat. No. 10,113,832

FOLDING STOCK ADAPTOR FOR MILITARY-STYLE ASSAULT RIFLES AND A METHOD FOR ITS USE

1. A method for using a folding stock adapter comprising:providing a folding stock adapter comprising: a dead hinge section, configured to be connected to a rifle's receiver; a live hinge section configured to be connected to a rifle's stock;
a hinged joint configured to connect the live hinge section to the dead hinge section allowing the live hinge section and dead hinge section to move between an open position and a closed position;
a threaded flange connecting the dead hinge section to the receiver;
and a bolt carrier extension;
providing a rifle comprising a receiver comprising a rear threaded section and a stock, further comprising a receiver extension;
connecting the dead hinge section of the folding stock adapter to the rear threaded section of the receiver by screwing the threaded flange into the rear threaded section of the receiver;
connecting the stock to the live hinge section by screwing the receiver extension into the dead hinge section;
placing the rifle into a folded position by placing the folding stock adapter in an open position; and
placing the rifle into an unfolded position by placing the folding stock adapter in a closed position.

US Pat. No. 10,113,831

GUN STOCK WITH INTERCHANGEABLE CHEEK REST

BENELLI ARMI, S.P.A., Pe...

1. A gun stock comprising:a main body; and
a cheek rest removably coupled to said main body,
wherein:
said cheek rest includes a supporting structure and a cheek pad;
said supporting structure includes a leaf spring having a first end and a second end;
said supporting structure is formed with a seat and an abutment member spaced from one another;
said first end of said leaf spring is removably inserted in said seat;
said second end of said leaf spring abuts against said abutment member; and
said cheek pad rests on said leaf spring.

US Pat. No. 10,113,824

COMPOSITE PROJECTILE BARREL

1. A composite projectile barrel comprising:an inner barrel section having a bore extending through the length of the inner barrel section; and
a composite outer barrel section coaxially aligned with the inner barrel section, the composite outer barrel section comprising:
at least two layers of a carbon fiber prepreg; and
at least one layer of a non-woven nanofiber web membrane disposed between adjacent layers of carbon fiber prepreg;
wherein the interior surface of the composite outer barrel section is in direct contact with the exterior surface of the inner barrel section.

US Pat. No. 10,113,822

EASILY CONCEALABLE HANDGUN WITH A MAGAZINE DISPLACING TRIGGER MECHANISM

Helmut W. Hobush, Orem, ...

1. A handgun, comprising:a body having an interior and an exterior;
a barrel having a magazine slot and a muzzle, wherein the barrel is disposed superiorly to the body, wherein the magazine slot defines an opening which leads to the interior of the body; and
a magazine, wherein the magazine is disposed partially within the magazine slot and partially within the interior of the body.

US Pat. No. 10,113,821

PISTOL TRIGGER SYSTEMS AND METHODS

Nous Defions, LLC, Freep...

1. A polymer-frame pistol, comprising:a handle portion;
a slide coupled to the handle portion;
a barrel disposed in the slide;
a firing mechanism disposed in the slide and aft of the barrel; and
a trigger system comprising a trigger bar and a trigger assembly coupled to a trigger bar forward portion of the trigger bar,
wherein the trigger assembly comprises a trigger body, a through hole, and an oil-impregnated bushing, the oil-impregnated bushing being disposed through the through hole, and
wherein the trigger bar comprises a cruciform on a trigger bar aft portion, the cruciform having a cruciform top portion that is substantially flat.

US Pat. No. 10,113,819

FIREARM RECEIVER WITH FORWARD ASSIST AND BOLT CATCH RELEASE

WIPH, LLC, SL George, UT...

1. A receiver for a firearm comprising:a bolt carrier comprising a notch formed in a surface of the bolt carrier;
a first forward assist comprising: a body section and a thumb pad;
a second forward assist comprising: a body section, a thumb pad, and a tooth that engages the bolt carrier notch;
a linkage connecting the first forward assist mechanism with the second forward assist mechanism the linkage comprising: a first rotatable link connected with the first forward assist mechanism, and a second rotatable link connected with the second forward assist mechanism, the first rotatable link being further connected with the second rotatable link.

US Pat. No. 10,113,810

THERMAL ENERGY STORAGE APPARATUS

Climate Change Technologi...

1. A thermal energy storage apparatus, including:a block of a heat-absorbing material, the block being a single mass of compressed material in the form of machinable sintered graphite and having a plurality of holes machined therein; and
a plurality of heat storage elements, the heat storage elements including a phase change material stored in a containment vessel;
wherein each heat storage element is in thermal contact with the block of heat-absorbing material, each storage element being received in a respective hole machined in the block, and wherein the holes are evenly spaced with predetermined intervals therebetween wherein the containment vessel storing the phase change material includes a substantially cylindrical sidewall, a first end and a second end, wherein the sidewall has a thickness which increases along the length of the sidewall from the first end to the second end, such that, on undergoing a phase change, the phase change material preferentially expands in the direction of the first end.

US Pat. No. 10,113,806

HEAT EXCHANGER, IN PARTICULAR BLOCK-IN-SHELL HEAT EXCHANGER COMPRISING A SEPARATING UNIT FOR SEPARATING A GASEOUS PHASE FROM A LIQUID PHASE AND FOR DISTRIBUTING THE LIQUID PHASE

LINDE AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT,...

1. A heat exchanger for indirectly exchanging heat between a first medium and a second medium comprising:a tank, which has an inner space for receiving the two-phase first medium
a plate heat exchanger arranged in the inner space, for indirectly exchanging heat between the first medium and the second medium, the inner space being designed to receive the first medium with a filling height such that a liquid phase of the first medium forms a bath surrounding the plate heat exchanger, and
an inlet for introducing the first medium into the inner space, characterized in that
a separating unit forming a receiving space is provided in the inner space for separating the gaseous phase from the liquid phase of the first medium, the separating unit having at least one upwardly directed receiving opening for introducing into the receiving space first medium falling down in the inner space, the upwardly directed receiving opening being arranged above the filling height or at the filling height, so that the gaseous phase of the first medium that is received in the receiving space can escape via the receiving opening into the inner space, and a distributor that is in flow connection with the inlet and is arranged vertically above the receiving opening and also above the filling height being provided in the inner space, the distributor being designed to distribute the first medium over the receiving opening.

US Pat. No. 10,113,797

ENERGY RECOVERY IN A FREEZE-DRYING SYSTEM

SP Industries, Inc., Doy...

1. A freeze-drying system comprising:a freeze dryer chamber having one or more shelves disposed therein;
a refrigeration system comprising a refrigerant condenser;
a heat exchanger;
a first fluid line that passes through the refrigerant condenser and the heat exchanger defining a first fluid flow path therebetween, wherein the first fluid line is arranged to thermally couple the refrigerant condenser to the heat exchanger; and
a second fluid line, separate from the first fluid line, that passes through the one or more shelves and the heat exchanger and is adapted to alternate between a second fluid flow path and a third fluid flow path, wherein the second fluid flow path is defined through the one or more shelves and the heat exchanger, wherein the third fluid flow path is defined through the one or more shelves, and wherein the second fluid line is arranged to thermally couple the one or more shelves to the heat exchanger to facilitate transfer of refrigerant condenser-produced heat to the one or more shelves when the second fluid line defines the second fluid flow path.

US Pat. No. 10,113,792

AIR SEPARATION APPARATUS

PRAXAIR TECHNOLOGY, INC.,...

1. An air separation apparatus comprising:an air separation plant having a main air compressor, a purification unit connected to the main air compressor, a main heat exchanger in flow communication with the purification unit to cool the air, a distillation column system connected to the main heat exchanger and configured to rectify the air and thereby to produce at least one liquid product and a constant speed turboexpander connected to the distillation column system so that an exhaust stream generated by the constant speed turboexpander is introduced into the distillation column system, thereby to impart refrigeration to the air separation plant, the constant speed turboexpander not directly coupled to a single compressor of the air separation plant on a common pinion;
the air separation plant also having a branched flow path positioned between the pre-purification unit and the constant speed turboexpander to receive a compressed refrigerant air stream to vary production of the at least one liquid product and having a booster compressor branch including a constant speed booster compressor to further compress the compressed refrigerant air stream and thereby obtain a higher pressure ratio across the constant speed turboexpander and a higher rate of production, a bypass branch, bypassing the booster compressor, thereby to obtain a lower pressure ratio across the constant speed turboexpander and a lower rate of production, a recycle branch connecting an outlet of the booster compressor to an inlet of the booster compressor and connected at opposite ends to the booster compressor branch for flow of a recycle stream from the outlet to the inlet of the booster compressor thereby to prevent surge within the booster compressor, and a system of valves to permit selective introduction of the compressed refrigerant air stream into either the booster compressor branch or the recycle branch;
the system of valves including a first flow control valve located within the booster compressor branch upstream of the inlet of the booster compressor, a second flow control valve located within the bypass branch, a third valve located in the recycle branch and two valves located in the booster compressor branch and the bypass branch, respectively positioned downstream of the outlet of the compressor and the recycle branch and upstream of the second control valve and configured to prevent a reversal of flow in the booster compressor branch when bypass branch pressure within the bypass branch exceeds that of booster compressor branch and the reversal of flow in the bypass branch when booster compressor branch pressure at the outlet of the booster compressor exceeds that of the bypass branch; and
a programmable control system configured to generate control signals to control valve opening of the first flow control valve, the second flow control valve and the third valve and to activate the booster compressor and responsive to selective user input to selectively introduce the compressed refrigerant air stream into the booster compressor branch and the bypass branch, the programmable control system programmed such that:
when the compressed refrigerant air stream is introduced into the booster compressor branch, the first flow control valve gradually opens and the second flow control valve gradually closes to gradually divert the compressed refrigerant air stream from the bypass branch to the booster compressor branch and thereby introduce the compressed refrigerant air stream into the booster compressor branch, the booster compressor is activated, the third valve initially is set in an open position to allow flow of the recycle stream and thereafter, is reset from an open position to a closed position when the booster compressor pressure exceeds the bypass pressure; and
when the compressed refrigerant stream is introduced into the bypass branch, the first flow control valve gradually closes and the second flow control valve gradually opens to gradually divert the compressed refrigerant air stream from booster compressor branch to the bypass branch and thereby introduce the compressed refrigerant air stream into the bypass branch, the third valve is reset in from the closed position to the open position and the booster compressor is deactivated when the bypass pressure exceeds the booster compressor branch pressure.

US Pat. No. 10,113,790

METHOD FOR CONTROLLING REFRIGERATOR

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A method for controlling a refrigerator including a storage compartment, a compressor and a fan to supply air into the storage compartment, the method comprising:turning on power of the refrigerator and operating the compressor at a first frequency;
obtaining a first power consumption of the refrigerator during a set time within a turn-on period of the compressor, the first power consumption being determined by a first combination of power consumption parameters measured during the set time;
determining whether the obtained first power consumption is less than a second power consumption stored in a memory, the memory being configured to store a second combination of power consumption parameters to form the second power consumption; and
updating the memory when the obtained first power consumption is less than the second power consumption, the updating the memory including that the second combination of power consumption parameters stored in the memory is changed to the first combination of power consumption parameters, and thereafter operating the compressor at the first frequency; and
performing a variable power consumption parameter control when the obtained first power consumption is greater than the second power consumption,
wherein the first or the second combination of power consumption parameters includes a combination of a cooling capacity of the compressor, a voltage applied to the fan, and a temperature control interval of the storage compartment, and
wherein performing a variable power consumption parameter control includes at least one of:
decreasing a frequency of the compressor from the first frequency to a second frequency or increasing the turn-on period of the compressor, and
increasing the temperature control interval of the storage compartment or decreasing a number of times of on or off switching of the compressor.

US Pat. No. 10,113,789

REFRIGERATOR

LG Electronics Inc., Seo...

1. A refrigerator comprising:a cabinet configured to form a storage space;
a first door rotatably coupled to a front surface of the cabinet to open or close the storage space, and having an open portion formed therein;
a second door rotatably connected to the first door at a front surface of the first door;
a shelf rotatably mounted in the open portion; and
a connection module provided in the first door and connected to a rotary shaft of the shelf to enable the shelf to be unfolded forward when the second door is opened and to stand to be folded when the second door is closed,
wherein the connection module comprises:
a connection part connected to the rotary shaft of the shelf to integrally rotate with the rotary shaft of the shelf; and
a moving part connected to the connection part and configured to move forward and backward when the connection part rotates.

US Pat. No. 10,113,788

REFRIGERATOR DRAWER AND REFRIGERATOR

HEFEI HUALING CO., LTD., ...

1. A refrigerator drawer, comprising:a drawer body in the shape of a box having a front opening and an upper opening; and
a baffle fitted with the drawer body through a detachable snap structure, wherein the detachable snap structure comprises:
a first groove provided in two sides at a top of the front opening of the drawer body, and a second groove provided at a bottom of the front opening of the drawer body; and
a second raised rib fitted with the first groove, being provided at two sides at a top of the baffle, and a third raised rib fitted with the second groove, being provided at a bottom of the baffle,
wherein a clasping portion protruding outwards is disposed at an outer side of the baffle, and the clasping portion is provided with a plurality of transversely raised ribs protruding outwards, in which the transversely raised rib has an arc shape.

US Pat. No. 10,113,782

STAGING ACTIVE COOLING START-UP

Johnson Controls Technolo...

1. A method for controlling an interior region temperature, comprising:measuring an interior region temperature;
comparing the measured interior region temperature to an interior region set point temperature;
engaging an active cooling mode of a heating, ventilating, air conditioning, and refrigeration (HVAC&R) system when a difference in the measured interior region temperature and the set point temperature exceeds a predetermined amount;
calculating a step number of a plurality of compressors of the HVAC&R system based on an operating parameter of a mixed air stream, wherein the mixed air stream comprises outdoor air, return air, or both;
determining a compressor staging cycle of the plurality of compressors based on the step number, wherein the compressor staging cycle comprises a first compressor of the plurality of compressors and a second compressor of the plurality of compressors;
activating the first compressor of the plurality of compressors; and
activating the second compressor after a predetermined amount of time passes from activation of the first compressor.

US Pat. No. 10,113,778

CHILLER SYSTEM

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. A chiller system, comprising:a compressor to compress refrigerant;
a condenser that exchanges heat between the refrigerant discharged from the compressor and a cooling water; and
a flow adjusting valve that is provided to a refrigerant output port of the condenser and adjusts an amount of refrigerant inside the condenser, wherein the flow adjusting valve includes: a main body provided at the refrigerant output port;
a refrigerant supply tube that extends to the main body from the condenser and supplies the refrigerant inside the condenser to an inside of the main body; and
a flow hole formed on the main body and selectively opened and closed according to a pressure of the refrigerant inside the refrigerant supply tube,
wherein the flow adjusting valve further includes:
an opening and closing member that is provided inside of the main body to selectively open and close the flow hole,
wherein a first end of the refrigerant supply tube is inserted into the opening and closing member, and a second end of the refrigerant supply tube is inserted into the condenser at a prescribed position, and
wherein the refrigerant flows to the first end from the second end of the refrigerant supply tube and is discharged into the inside of the main body.

US Pat. No. 10,113,775

TEMPERATURE CONTROL DEVICE AND PROCESS CONTROL APPARATUS INCLUDING A TEMPERATURE CONTROL DEVICE

FISHER CONTROLS INTERNATI...

1. A process control apparatus, comprising:a housing;
a process control device disposed in the housing; and
a temperature control device operably coupled to the housing for regulating a temperature of an atmosphere internal to the housing, the temperature control device comprising a vortex tube and a flow control valve,
the vortex tube having a vortex inlet for receiving a compressed fluid, a first vortex outlet for discharging fluid from the vortex tube at a first temperature, and a second vortex outlet for discharging fluid from the vortex tube at a second temperature that is higher than the first temperature,
the flow control valve coupled to the vortex tube to selectively direct the flow of fluid from the first and second vortex outlets of the vortex tube, the flow control valve comprising:
a valve body defining a valve cavity, a first valve inlet in communication with the valve cavity and the first vortex outlet of the vortex tube, a second valve inlet in communication with the valve cavity and the second vortex outlet of the vortex tube, a first valve outlet extending through a sidewall of the valve body and in communication with the valve cavity and an atmosphere external to the housing, and a second, separate valve outlet extending through the sidewall of the valve body and in communication with the valve cavity and the atmosphere internal to the housing; and
a movable control element disposed in the valve cavity for selectively controlling the flow of fluid from the first and second vortex outlets and the atmosphere internal to the housing.

US Pat. No. 10,113,764

AIR-CONDITIONING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. An air-conditioning management system comprising:at least one air-conditioning apparatus;
a centralized monitoring apparatus comprising a first processor and a memory, the first processor is configured to perform centralized management of the at least one air-conditioning apparatus; and
an information processing terminal connectable to the centralized monitoring apparatus via a communication line,
the information processing terminal comprising a second processor and a schedule information management unit, the second processor is configured to
store, in a schedule information management unit, a plurality of items of the schedule information of the at least one air-conditioning apparatus input by a user, wherein the schedule information in the schedule information management unit covers a plurality of time periods,
select, from the plurality of items of the schedule information stored in the schedule information management unit, schedule information to be transmitted to the at least one air-conditioning apparatus, wherein the selected schedule information is selected to cover less than all of the plurality of time periods, and
transmit the selected schedule information, as a periodic scheduled process, to the centralized monitoring apparatus,
the first processor of the centralized monitoring apparatus is further configured to
acquire the selected schedule information transmitted from the information processing terminal via the communication line, wherein the centralized monitoring apparatus receives and stores only a subset of the schedule information stored in the information processing terminal,
transmit the acquired selected schedule information to the at least one air-conditioning apparatus and
cause the air-conditioning apparatus to self-operate according to the selected schedule information.

US Pat. No. 10,113,763

REFRIGERATION CYCLE APPARATUS

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

1. A refrigeration cycle apparatus comprising:a refrigerant circuit configured to circulate refrigerant to a compressor, a condenser, an expansion valve, and an evaporator, the compressor being connected to the condenser by a first extension pipe, the expansion valve being connected to the evaporator by a second extension pipe;
a detection unit configured to detect an operating state amount of the refrigerant circuit; and
a controller configured to execute a detection operation of detecting refrigerant leakage based on the operating state amount detected by the detection unit,
wherein the controller controls a refrigerant state at an outlet of the condenser to become a saturated liquid state, and controls a quality of the refrigerant at an outlet of the second extension pipe to be in a range from 0.1 to 0.7 in the detection operation,
wherein the refrigerant circuit includes the compressor, an outdoor heat exchanger serving as the condenser or the evaporator, the expansion valve, and a plurality of indoor heat exchangers serving as the evaporator or the condenser,
wherein the compressor is connected to each of the plurality of indoor heat exchangers by the first extension pipe and the expansion valve is connected to the outdoor heat exchanger by the second extension pipe,
wherein the controller causes all the plurality of indoor heat exchangers to serve as the condensers and controls a frequency of the compressor to be a first compressor frequency so that an evaporating pressure of the refrigerant circuit becomes equal to or lower than 1.0 MPa in the detection operation, and
wherein the first compressor frequency is half of a rated compressor frequency.

US Pat. No. 10,113,759

AIR CONDITIONER AND CONTROL METHOD THEREOF

LG ELECTRONICS INC., Seo...

1. An air conditioner comprising:a water tank to store water;
a visual body disposed over the water tank and formed of a transparent material;
a watering housing to draw water stored in the water tank and to spray the drawn water to the visual body;
a water level sensor to measure a water level of the water tank in a multi-stage;
a top cover assembly disposed over the visual body and having a water supply hole to supply water to the water tank; and
a water level display unit disposed beside the water supply hole of the top cover assembly to display a water level measured by the water level sensor in a multi-stage.

US Pat. No. 10,113,756

AIR-CONDITIONING-APPARATUS OUTDOOR UNIT AND METHOD OF MANUFACTURING AIR-CONDITIONING-APPARATUS OUTDOOR UNIT

Mitsubishi Electric Corpo...

5. The outdoor unit of claim 1, whereinthe first supporting tab includes a first planar surface,
the second supporting tab includes a second planar surface, and
the third supporting tab includes a third planar surface.

US Pat. No. 10,113,751

METHOD FOR DETERMINING WHETHER HOT WATER IS USED DURING HEATING OF AN AIR HANDLER SYSTEM

KYUNGDONG NAVIEN CO., LTD...

1. A method for determining whether hot water is used during a heating operation performed by an air handler system,wherein the air handler system comprises:
a water heater including a burner configured to heat tap water, a temperature sensor configured to measure the temperature of water flowing inside a channel through which the tap water flows into the burner, and a flow sensor configured to measure the flow rate of the water flowing inside the channel through which the tap water flows into the burner; and
an air handler including a heat exchanger to which water heated by the burner is supplied, a blower configured to supply air to the heat exchanger, and a duct configured to supply warm air generated through heat exchange between the hot water and the air supplied to the heat exchanger, and
wherein the method comprises:
a) by a controller, inducing heat exchange between the hot water supplied from the burner and the air supplied from the blower in the heat exchanger of the air handler, and causing circulating water whose temperature has been decreased due to the heat exchange to be circulated in the water heater, thereby performing a heating operation;
b) by the controller, determining whether the temperature of the circulating water is decreased due to the circulating water's being mixed with supply tap water supplied from a water pipe after hot water is used, by measuring the temperature of the water flowing inside a channel through which the tap water flows into the burner using the temperature sensor;
c) by the controller, determining whether the flow rate of the circulating water is increased due to the circulating water's being mixed with the supply tap water supplied from the water pipe after hot water is used, by measuring the flow rate of the water flowing inside the channel through which the tap water flows into the burner using the flow sensor; and
d) by the controller, determining that the hot water is used during the heating operation if it is determined in operation (b) that the temperature of the water is decreased and it is determined in operation (c) that the flow rate of the water is increased, and then stopping the heating operation by stopping the operation of the air handler, while causing the water heated at a set temperature by the burner to be supplied through a hot water pipe.

US Pat. No. 10,113,749

PANEL ASSEMBLIES AND METHODS FOR FORMING PANEL ASSEMBLIES

Haier US Appliance Soluti...

1. A panel assembly, comprising:a main panel extending within a plane which defines an X-axis and a Y-axis perpendicular to the X-axis;
a first side panel extending from the main panel generally along a Z-axis perpendicular to the X-axis and the Y-axis;
a second side panel extending from the main panel generally along the Z-axis, the second side panel generally perpendicular to the first side panel;
a first tab extending from the first side panel and comprising a first portion and a second portion, the first portion extending from the first side panel generally along the X-axis, the second portion extending from the first portion generally along the Z-axis such that a slot is defined between the second portion and the first side panel; and
a second tab extending from the second side panel generally along the Y-axis and through the slot,
wherein a side edge of the second tab defines a notched area, wherein the notched area is positioned between the second tab and the first portion of the first tab within the slot along the Z-axis, wherein the notched area is open toward the first portion along the Z-axis, and wherein the notched area provides an open clearance for the second tab over the first portion of the first tab through the slot.

US Pat. No. 10,113,746

ATOMIZER AND COMBUSTION DEVICE USING THE SAME

Mitsubishi Hitachi Power ...

1. An atomizer comprising:a mixing chamber for mixing spray fluid and spray medium;
a spray fluid flow passage for supplying the spray fluid into the mixing chamber;
a spray medium flow passage for supplying the spray medium into the mixing chamber; and
outlet holes formed at a downstream end surface of the mixing chamber for spraying a mixed fluid of the spray fluid and the spray medium which have been mixed in the mixing chamber outside of the mixing chamber, wherein:
the spray medium flow passage includes a first spray medium supply holes for supplying the spray medium into the mixing chamber, and a second spray medium supply holes for supplying the spray medium into a region located more downstream than the first spray medium supply holes in the mixing chamber;
the second spray medium supply holes are formed by a side surface of the mixing chamber and the downstream end surface of the mixing chamber;
the second spray medium supply holes serve to supply the spray medium to a region around the outlet holes adjacent to an inner circumference of the outlet holes.

US Pat. No. 10,113,745

FLOW SLEEVE DEFLECTOR FOR USE IN GAS TURBINE COMBUSTOR

ANSALDO ENERGIA SWITZERLA...

1. A gas turbine combustion system comprising:a combustion liner having a center axis and a first diameter;
a flow sleeve extending coaxial with the combustion liner having a second diameter, the second diameter greater than the first diameter thereby forming a first flow annulus therebetween, the flow sleeve having a plurality of rows of circumferentially spaced cooling apertures, wherein the cooling apertures are through-holes located in an outermost cylindrical wall of the flow sleeve; and,
one or more flow deflectors secured to an inner surface of the outermost cylindrical wall of the flow sleeve and extending radially inward from the outermost cylindrical wall of the flow sleeve forming an axially elongated flow channel, the one or more flow deflectors having two sidewalls connected by a forward wall, each sidewall having a radially inward edge and a radially outward edge adjacent a radially inner wall of the flow sleeve, a first distance separates inner surfaces of the radially inward edges and a second distance separates inner surfaces of the radially outward edges, each sidewall flaring towards an adjacent flow deflector such that the first distance is greater than the second distance, wherein the two sidewalls are directly connected to, and extend radially inward from, the inner surface of the outermost cylindrical wall of the flow sleeve.

US Pat. No. 10,113,738

UNDERWATER LIGHT FITTING

INTEGRATED POOL PRODUCTS ...

1. An underwater wall mounted light fitting comprising a sealed or sealable light source chamber having a lens that includes a peripheral frame with a continuous outer flange extending rearwardly, away from the lens and a sealable electrical supply connection chamber formed by a removably securable hollow cover including a port to sealingly engage over an electrical supply line, with a dividing wall of insulating material provided between the two chambers with a periphery of the dividing wall slidably locatable inside the outer flange, the dividing wall having a step formed between two points on its circumference near a central region providing, to one side of the step, a recess inside the light source chamber with the cover of the electrical connection chamber securable to the dividing wall on the other side of the step over an array of electrical conductive connectors embedded in the dividing wall each providing a connection terminal on opposite sides of the dividing wall within the two chambers respectively.

US Pat. No. 10,113,736

LIGHT SOURCE APPARATUS AND IMAGE DISPLAY APPARATUS

SONY CORPORATION, Tokyo ...

1. A light source apparatus, comprising:a wheel including a phosphor wheel, the phosphor wheel being configured to be excited by incident light from a solid light source and to emit visible light having a wavelength band longer than a wavelength of the incident light from the solid light source;
an airflow-sending section sending cooling airflow to the wheel; and
a housing holding the wheel, the housing including an inlet and an outlet formed not to face a light path of the incident light from the light source section to the light outputting section, and a space as a flow path of cooling airflow for cooling down the light outputting section, the cooling airflow being drawn into the inlet and exhausted from the outlet.

US Pat. No. 10,113,733

CONNECTOR FOR LIGHT FIXTURE

HUIYANG ZING EAR INDUSTRY...

1. A connector for a light fixture, comprising:a housing, an installation space being formed in the housing; at least two jacks disposed at an end of the housing and connected to the installation space; a guide portion located on a wall surface of the housing;
a first conductive sheet and a second conductive sheet, wherein each conductive sheet has two ends, a coupling end and a contact end are respectively formed at the two ends, each coupling end has an elastically swingable clamping sheet, the two conductive sheets are disposed in the installation space of the housing, the two coupling ends respectively correspond to the two jacks, an end of each clamping sheet extends obliquely in a direction away from each jack, when an electrical wire is inserted in each of the jacks, the electrical wire is clamped by a clamping sheet; and the two contact ends are located at the guide portion; and
two wire release buttons disposed at the housing and being displaceable, wherein the two wire release buttons respectively correspond to the coupling ends of the two conductive sheets, and when the two wire release buttons are pressed, the two clamping sheets may be pushed, to release a state in which the two clamping sheets clamp the electrical wire.

US Pat. No. 10,113,731

REMOTE CONTROLLER AND REMOTE CONTROL DISPLAY SYSTEM

BOE TECHNOLOGY GROUP CO.,...

1. A remote controller, comprising an operating surface for operation, wherein the remote controller is configured to:acquire, by an image signal acquisition unit, an image of the operating surface of the remote controller;
determine a position of a user's finger on the operating surface of the remote controller according to the image acquired by the image signal acquisition unit, to obtain finger position information; and
send the obtained finger position information to a display terminal,
wherein the remote controller is further configured to obtain an entire-finger image and a button image from the image of the operating surface of the remote controller acquired by the image signal acquisition unit, remove the button image from the image of the operating surface of the remote controller, and obtain position information of a finger end, as the finger position information, by analyzing gray scale of the remaining entire-finger image.

US Pat. No. 10,113,729

CLIP ON MAILBOX LIGHTING APPARATUS

1. A clip on mailbox lighting apparatus, comprising:a device housing having a top side, a bottom side, a front surface, and a power source;
an attachment device integral with said device housing, wherein said attachment device defines a spring biased clip which extends below said bottom side, thereby adapting the device housing to be removably attached to a mailbox having a door with the attachment device extending into the interior of the mailbox and the device housing not extending into the interior of the mailbox;
a lighting element integral with said attachment device, positioned such that when the device housing is attached to the mailbox with the attachment device extending into the interior of the mailbox, the lighting element illuminates the interior of the mailbox when supplied with electricity;
a switching element integral with said device housing, positioned such that when the device housing is attached to the mailbox with the attachment device extending into the interior of the mailbox, the mailbox door contacts the switching element only when closed so as to actuate the switching element; and
wherein said switching element is configured to interrupt the flow of electricity from the power source to the lighting element when actuated.

US Pat. No. 10,113,728

JUNCTION BOX FOR MULTIPLE LED DRIVERS

Elemental LED, Inc., Ren...

1. A junction box, comprising:a horizontal base having
an open central portion open at two opposed sides, and
two opposite end portions, each end portion having a four-walled compartment arising from the horizontal base, the four-walled compartments being at least substantially identical and spaced from one another by the open central portion, each of the four-walled compartments including
three vertical outer sidewalls, each of the three vertical outer sidewalls being aligned with an edge of the horizontal base and defining a portion of a sidewall of the junction box, and each of the three vertical outer sidewalls having at least one frangible portion that is adapted to be broken away to form an opening, and
a vertical inner sidewall separating the four-walled compartment from the open central portion of the base;
at least two mounting positions, each of the at least two mounting positions including or being associated with mounting structure secured, or adapted to be secured, to the open central portion of the base to secure a driver;
at least two cut-outs in each of the vertical inner sidewalls, the at least two cut-outs corresponding in number and position to the at least two mounting positions, and the at least two cut-outs in the respective vertical inner sidewalls being aligned with one another across a length of the open central portion of the base, each of the at least two cut-outs beginning at a top edge of one of the vertical inner sidewalls and extending downwardly; and
a U-shaped cover having
an upper face with a size and shape matching a size and shape of a lower face of the horizontal base, and
two depending side portions, the two depending side portions being sized and adapted to create a contiguous sidewall between the two four-walled compartments, such that when installed, the cover forms a closed enclosure with the base.

US Pat. No. 10,113,727

LAMP WITH INDIVIDUALLY ROTATABLE LIGHT EMITTING MODULES

Ningbo Hengjian Photoelec...

1. A lamp configured to be supported from above, the lamp comprising: a plurality of light emitting modules having a protruding pillar and a shaft at each end; and a lamp holder including two end frames to support the plurality of light emitting modules, each of the two end frames having a curved groove defining a first arc and a pivot hole, whereineach shaft of each of the plurality of light emitting modules is rotatably received in one of the pivot holes and each protruding pillar is received in one of the curved grooves, each of the plurality of light emitting modules is configured to be rotatable about an axis defined by the shafts, a positioning bump is included in each of the plurality of light emitting modules, and a plurality of positioning holes are formed in the two end frames to receive the positioning bumps.

US Pat. No. 10,113,724

STRUCTURAL BEAM AND LIGHT FIXTURE FOR A WALKABLE CLEAN ROOM CEILING

AES Clean Technology, Inc...

1. A walkable structural beam and light fixture for a walkable ceiling of a clean room, the walkable ceiling having a ceiling top side and a ceiling bottom side, the walkable structural beam and light fixture comprising:(a) an elongated channel, said elongated channel defining a channel first end and a channel second end, said elongated channel having a configuration for support of said elongated channel from said channel first end and said channel second end, said elongated channel being configured to be substantially flush with both the ceiling top side and the ceiling bottom side when said elongated channel is installed in the walkable ceiling, said elongated channel being walkable when said elongated channel is installed in the walkable ceiling;
(b) a lamp, said lamp being disposed within said elongated channel, said elongated channel having a channel top side and a channel bottom side, said lamp being configured to project a light through said channel bottom side when said elongated channel is installed in the walkable ceiling.

US Pat. No. 10,113,720

ILLUMINATION MODULE HOLDING DEVICE

1. An illumination module holding device comprising:a first housing part that has latching means and that can be fastened to a base surface by fastening means,
the first housing part having a positioning window into which an illumination module is inserted, without being held on the first housing part; and
a second housing part that has counterpart latching means, which are set up to produce a latching connection with the latching means of the first housing part,
the second housing part having at least two electrical connection sockets, each of which is associated with an electrical contact part arranged on the second housing part, each electrical contact part having a spring tongue that is elastically movable in a direction toward the positioning window and away from the positioning window and that is set up, if the two housing parts have been connected and if the illumination module has been inserted in the positioning window, to press with a compressive force against an associated electrical contact surface of the illumination module.

US Pat. No. 10,113,714

LIGHTING UNITS WITH REFLECTIVE ELEMENTS

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A lighting unit, comprising:a base adapted to be inserted into a socket of a luminaire or lighting fixture;
one or more light sources to emit light at least in a first direction; and
one or more reflective elements arranged to:
define-an aperture through which a first spatial portion of the emitted light continues in the first direction;
prevent a second spatial portion of the emitted light from continuing in the first direction; and
reflect at least part of the second spatial portion of the light in a second direction that is different than the first direction;
wherein the one or more reflective elements comprise a plurality of reflective blades of a diaphragm shutter, wherein the plurality of reflective blades is configured to be slid over each other to alter a diameter of the aperture.

US Pat. No. 10,113,712

LIGHT-EMITTING DEVICE INCLUDING PHOTOLUMINESCENT LAYER

PANASONIC INTELLECTUAL PR...

1. A light-emitting device comprising:a photoluminescent layer that contains a photoluminescent material and emits light including first light having a wavelength ?a in air; and
a light-transmissive layer located on or near the photoluminescent layer, wherein
at least one periodic structure is defined on at least one of the photoluminescent layer and the light-transmissive layer,
the at least one periodic structure has projections or recesses or both,
a distance Dint between two adjacent projections or two adjacent recesses and a refractive index nwav-a of the photoluminescent layer for the first light satisfy ?a/nwav-a a wavelength A of a peak intensity in a spectrum of light output from the at least one periodic structure in a direction perpendicular to the photoluminescent layer is different from a wavelength B of a peak intensity in an emission spectrum of the photoluminescent material, and
the at least one periodic structure has a period that allows an electric field to be formed in the photoluminescent layer, in which a period of maximum amplitude of the electric field is the same as the period of the at least one periodic structure.

US Pat. No. 10,113,704

HEADLIGHT OF A MOTOR VEHICLE WITH LOW CONSTRUCTION DEPTH

Automotive Lighting Reutl...

1. A headlight of a motor vehicle comprising: a light source arrangement and a plurality of first projection optics, of which each has a first pair that is made by a first image mask and a first respective projection lens, which is illuminated by the light source arrangement through the one respective image mask and which has a respective first object-sided focal length (f1), and in which the image mask of each first pair is positioned within an object-sided focal area of the first projection lens of the respective first pair and whereby one part of the first image mask that is illuminated by the light source arrangement features a form of at least one first portion of an overall light distribution of the headlight, and whereby the first projection lenses are arranged within a first projection lens plane and are illuminated by the light source arrangement from same directions, wherein the first object-sided focal lengths (f1) are identical for the first projection lenses and that the headlight includes a plurality of second projection optics, of which each has a second pair that is made by a second image mask and a second respective projection lens, which is illuminated by the light source arrangement through the one respective second image mask and which has a respective second object-sided focal length (f2), which is greater than the first focal length (f1), and in which the image mask of each second pair is positioned within an object-sided focal area of the second projection lens of the respective second pair and whereby one part of the second image mask that is illuminated by the light source arrangement features a form of an inner, central portion of the overall light distribution of the headlight, and whereby the second projection lenses are arranged within a second projection lens plane and are illuminated by the light source arrangement from same directions.

US Pat. No. 10,113,698

LIGHTING ASSEMBLY EMITTING A PORTION OF UV LIGHT

PHILIPS LIGHTING HOLDING ...

1. A lighting assembly for illumination, the lighting assembly comprising:a light exit window for emitting light into an ambient of the lighting assembly,
a first light emitting element for emitting visible light, the first light emitting element being capable of emitting visible light having a color point in a CIE XYZ color space, the color point having a distance smaller than 25 SDCM to a black body line in said color space, the first light emitting element being arranged to emit the visible light directly towards the light exit window,
a second light source for emitting UV light, the UV light having a spectral range from 280 nm to 350 nm, wherein the UV light is at least partly emitted through the light exit window, the second light source being arranged not to emit the UV light directly towards the light exit window,
a reflection element configured to reflect the UV light, the reflection element being arranged at a position for receiving at least a portion of the UV light and is arranged for reflecting the received UV light towards the light exit window, wherein the lighting assembly is configured to emit an amount of the UV light in the spectral range through the light exit window, the amount of the UV light having a first radiant flux and the lighting assembly is configured to emit a second radiant flux of the visible light through the light exit window, a ratio between the first radiant flux and the second radiant flux is in a range from 0.01 to 0.0001.

US Pat. No. 10,113,693

LUBRICANT DISTRIBUTOR FOR DISPENSING LUBRICANT TO AT LEAST ONE LUBRICATION POINT, AND METHOD FOR OPERATING SAID LUBRICANT DISTRIBUTOR

SKF LUBRICATION SYSTEMS G...

1. A lubricant distributor for the delivery of lubricant to at least one lubrication point, wherein the lubricant distributor includes a lubricant distributor housing, wherein a metering piston is disposed movably back-and-forth in a cylinder bore in the housing, wherein a detector device is mounted at the bore and, using the detector device, a position of the metering piston can be detected in at least one piston position, wherein the detector device comprises a Hall sensor disposed in a space in an adapter piece, wherein the adapter piece is disposed on the lubricant distributor housing such that the Hall sensor can detect the metering piston when the metering piston is located in a first end position in the cylinder bore,wherein
the adapter piece includes an entry bore facing the metering piston, the entry bore being configured to receive a portion of the metering piston, and
wherein the space is separated from the entry bore by a continuous base.

US Pat. No. 10,113,692

VERTICAL FORE GRIP WITH BIPOD

Grip Pod Systems Internat...

1. A vertical grip, comprising:an elongated handle having a top and a bottom with an opening;
a bipod having legs with a retracted position where the legs are sandwiched together inside the bottom opening of the handle, the legs having an expanded position with the legs extended beyond the bottom opening of the handle;
a linearly moving catch for holding the legs in the retracted position inside the handle; and
a linear release switch adjacent to the handle for releasing the linearly moving catch to cause the legs to move from the retracted position to the expanded position.

US Pat. No. 10,113,690

OVERHEAD MOUNTING SYSTEM FOR DAISY-CHAINED DEVICES

1. An overhead mounting system, comprising:a channel comprising a base and at least two opposing walls fixed to, and extending from, the base, wherein the walls each comprise a plurality of openings, wherein opposing openings are coaxial;
a first device mount comprising at least two opposing walls complementary to the at least two opposing channel walls detachable from a device and detachably connected to the channel by two or more detents disposed in at least two of the coaxial opposing openings, and
a second device mount comprising at least two opposing walls complementary to the at least two opposing channel walls detachable from a device and detachably connected to the channel by one or more rods passing through at least two of the coaxial opposing openings.

US Pat. No. 10,113,684

BRACKET FOR NOTEBOOK COMPUTER OR TABLET COMPUTER

SHENZHEN XGEAR TECHNOLOGY...

1. A bracket for a notebook computer or a tablet computer, comprising:a first support rod comprising a guide rail;
a second support rod comprising another guide rail;
a third support rod defining a first groove; and
a fourth support rod defining a second groove;
wherein a front end of the first support rod is rotatably connected to the third support rod;
wherein a front end of the second support rod is rotatably connected to the fourth support rod;
wherein the third support rod is rotatably connected to a fifth support rod, one end of the fifth support rod is rotatably connected to the first groove of the third support rod, and the other end of the fifth support rod is rotatably connected to the guide rail of the first support rod;
wherein the fourth support rod is rotatably connected to a sixth support rod, one end of the sixth support rod is rotatably connected to the second groove of the fourth support rod, and the other end of the sixth support rod is rotatably connected to the guide rail of the second support rod;
wherein a first stopper clip is defined on the first support rod, or on the third support rod, or on a connecting shaft between the first support rod and the third support rod;
wherein a second stopper clip is defined on the second support rod, or on the fourth support rod, or on a connecting shaft between the second support rod and the fourth support rod;
wherein a first synchronization rod is connected between the first support rod and the second support rod, a second synchronization rod is connected between the first support rod and the second support rod;
wherein two ends of the first synchronization rod are rotatably connected to the first support rod and the second support rod, respectively;
wherein two ends of the second synchronization rod are rotatably connected to the first support rod and the second support rod, respectively; and
wherein the first synchronization rod and the second synchronization rod are rotatably coupled to each other, the intersection between the first synchronization rod and the second synchronization rod is in the middle of the first synchronization rod and is also in the middle of the second synchronization rod.

US Pat. No. 10,113,681

PRESSURE COMPENSATED ENCLOSURES FOR SUBMERGED JOINTS

Lockheed Martin Corporati...

1. A method of protecting a joint between a first structure and a second structure, the joint being submerged in water, the method comprising:disposing an enclosure over the joint to define a watertight enclosed space surrounding the joint, the enclosure including a flexible material that is exposed to the watertight enclosed space and is exposed to an outside pressure;
introducing a protective liquid within the watertight enclosed space through a sealable fill port on the flexible material in an amount sufficient to cover the joint; and
closing the sealable fill port;
wherein the flexible material can deflect to result in the pressure inside the watertight enclosed space being substantially equal to the outside pressure.

US Pat. No. 10,113,680

COVERING SPACER FOR PROTECTING THE INTERNAL SURFACE OF A PIPE JOINING ELEMENT

MPR S.R.L., Trento (IT)

1. A covering spacer suited to be interposed between two facing ends of two pipes connected to each other through a joining element, comprising:a first annular element having a first end, an opposing second end, and an external surface with a constant diameter extending therebetween;
a second annular element having a first end, an opposing second end, and an internal surface with a constant diameter extending therebetween; and
yielding connection points connecting the first end of said first annular element to the first end of said second annular element so that the second end of the first annular element and second end of the second annular element are disposed on opposing sides of the connection between the first ends of the first and second annular elements,
wherein the first and second annular elements are configured so that when the first end of the first annular element is pushed toward the second end of said second annular element with a pre-established minimum pressure, the yielding connection points break and the first end of the first annular element moves toward the second end of the second annular element so as to produce an interference coupling between the internal surface of the first annular element and the external surface of the second annular element;
wherein, at the level of its second end opposite said first end, said first annular element is provided with a first shoulder whose diameter is smaller than the diameter of said internal surface, said first shoulder being suited to be placed in contact with the end of a first one of said pipes.

US Pat. No. 10,113,678

QUICK-COUPLING SLIDING JOINTS

Roberto Messana, Porcia,...

1. A sliding quick-coupling joint, comprising:a tubular coupling element having an elongated shape, in which an inner duct extends longitudinally, the inner duct forming:
a cylindrical chamber having a first diameter (D1), with one end open outwardly at one end of the coupling element;
an intermediate cylindrical section having a second diameter (D2) narrower than the first diameter (D1);
a central duct section;
an inner transverse shoulder surface which connects the intermediate cylindrical section to the central duct section; and
a transverse surface which connects the cylindrical chamber to the intermediate cylindrical section;
an annular movable shoulder slidingly received in the cylindrical chamber;
an annular locking element slidingly received in the cylindrical chamber and having radially protruding inner engagement portions defining together a diameter smaller than the second diameter (D2), the annular locking element being axially interposed between the transverse surface and the movable shoulder;
a closing element stably connectable to the end of the coupling tubular element, so as to occlude at least partly the end of the cylindrical chamber; and
a fluid sealing device received in the cylindrical chamber.

US Pat. No. 10,113,676

CLIP FOR ADJUSTABLE PIPE FITTING

SDB IP Holdings, LLC, Ov...

1. A pipe connector comprising:a clip comprising a cross member having a first end and a second end and a leg extending from each of the first end and the second end of the cross member;
a first pipe fitting comprising a connecting portion having a circular cross-section and comprising a first end, a second end, and a sidewall extending therebetween, the sidewall comprising two slots and two extension portions, each extension portion defining one of the two slots, each slot having at least one opening; and
a second pipe fitting comprising a connecting portion having a circular cross-section and comprising a first end, a second end, a sidewall extending therebetween, and a first circumferential groove in an outer diameter of the sidewall, wherein the sidewall of the second pipe fitting has an outer diameter smaller than the inner diameter of the first pipe fitting and the connecting portion of the second pipe fitting is adapted to be inserted into the connecting portion of the first pipe fitting, and wherein the first circumferential groove in the connecting portion of the second pipe fitting aligns with the two slots in the first pipe fitting when the second pipe fitting is inserted into the first pipe fitting, and wherein the legs of the clip engage the first circumferential groove in the connecting portion of the second pipe fitting when the second pipe fitting is inserted into the first pipe fitting and the legs of the clip extend through the two slots, thereby allowing the first pipe fitting and the second pipe fitting to rotate with respect to one another,
wherein a width of the legs of the clip is greater than a depth of the first circumferential groove,
wherein the legs each comprise an arcuate portion, and wherein the arcuate portions engage the first circumferential groove.

US Pat. No. 10,113,673

REINFORCEMENT ELEMENT FOR AN UNBONDED FLEXIBLE PIPE

1. An elongate reinforcement element for reinforcing an unbonded flexible pipe, the reinforcement element comprises a plurality of elongate armor strips and an elongate support element comprising an elongate body, a channel defined by the elongate body, and an opening through a side of the elongate body that extends longitudinally along a side of the channel, wherein the plurality of elongate armor strips are arranged to be superimposed in the channel of the elongate support element, and wherein the plurality of superimposed elongate armor strips are displaceable in relation to each other upon bending of the elongate reinforcement element.

US Pat. No. 10,113,669

PASS-THROUGH BULKHEAD SEAL FITTING

THE BOEING COMPANY, Chic...

1. A pass-through bulkhead seal fitting, comprising:a male fitting comprising a tubular body having a first portion and a second portion that are separable from one another to receive existing wiring, wherein each of the first portion and the second portion of the tubular body comprises a plurality of sealant exit ports that extend from an inner surface of the respective first and second portions of the tubular body to an outer surface of the respective first and second portions of the tubular body; and
a nut having a first nut portion and a second nut portion that are separable from one another to receive existing wiring, the nut being rotatable in a single direction relative to a longitudinal axis of the male fitting.

US Pat. No. 10,113,668

SUBSEA FORTIFIED ZONE MODULE

5. A method for conveying fluids at an underwater subsea location, comprising:positioning a module at the underwater subsea location, the module having a flow line for flowing fluids in a serial fashion from a single inlet to a single outlet, the flow line being shaped to reverse flow of the fluids a plurality of times along each plane of a plurality of planes, and wherein the flow line conforms to a flow pattern that reverses flow along non-parallel planes; and
flowing fluids from a high-integrity pressure protection system (HIPPS) to a subsea production system via the module.

US Pat. No. 10,113,664

CONTROL VALVE FOR CONTROLLING A FLUID FLOW

1. A control valve for controlling a fluid flow, comprising a valve housing, a valve element that is equipped with an opening and is movable relative to the valve housing, wherein, by moving the valve element, the opening is movable to overlap a line cross section defined by the valve housing, in order to allow a flow of fluid, a sealing element on the valve housing radially surrounding the line cross section that is brought into contact via a sealing surface thereof with a surface of the valve element while bridging a gap that extends between the surface of the valve element and the valve housing in an area of the sealing element, wherein an extent of the gap changes as a function of a movement of the valve element relative to the valve housing and in an area of the overlap of the opening with the line cross section, the gap reaches a maximum extent at which the sealing surface of the sealing element is extended from the surface of the valve element,wherein the extent of the gap decreases and increases during movement of the valve element relative to the valve housing in a first direction.

US Pat. No. 10,113,662

LIQUID DISPENSING FAUCET WITH PULL-TO-OPEN VALVE ELEMENT

The Meyer Company, Cleve...

1. A faucet for dispensing liquid, said faucet comprising:a body including an inner end adapted to be connected to an associated liquid container and including an outer end comprising a liquid spout for dispensing liquid, said body including a flow passage that extends from an inlet located in said inner end of said body to an outlet located in said spout;
said body comprising a valve chamber therein and defined by part of said flow passage, said valve chamber located between said inlet and said outlet such that said valve chamber separates said flow passage into an inlet portion located between said inlet and said valve chamber and an outlet portion located between said valve chamber and said outlet;
said body further comprising a valve seat located in said valve chamber and a valve chamber access opening that communicates with the valve chamber;
a bonnet connected to the body and covering the access opening, said bonnet comprising a bonnet aperture therein;
a valve assembly that controls flow of liquid through the valve chamber, said valve assembly comprising: (i) a valve element selectively movable between a seated position in which the valve element is engaged with the valve seat to block liquid flow past the valve seat, and an unseated position in which the valve element is disengaged from the valve seat to allow liquid flow past the valve seat; (ii) a valve stem that extends through the bonnet aperture and that comprises an inner end operably connected to the valve element and an outer end located external to the body;
a handle operably connected to the outer end of the valve stem, said handle movable linearly in a first direction from a retracted position to an extended position;
a spring operably engaged with the valve element and biasing the valve element toward its seated position;
a reaction structure located adjacent the handle and adapted to be engaged by a user during movement of the handle from its retracted position toward its extended position, wherein said reaction structure comprises an exposed end of a shaft that projects outwardly from said bonnet;
wherein said valve element is selectively moved from its seated position to its unseated position by manual linear movement of the handle in a first direction from its retracted position toward its extended position, said movement of said handle in said first direction inducing movement of the valve stem and valve element in the first direction; and
wherein said handle comprises a handle bore and said shaft extends through said handle bore such that said exposed end of said shaft defines a button that extends outwardly from the handle bore.

US Pat. No. 10,113,655

ROTARY DISTRIBUTOR

GIMA S.p.A., Zola Predos...

1. A rotary distributor for distributing a pressurised fluid to a plurality of movable user devices, comprising:a first element associated with a fixed frame and comprising a through hole to which is connected a source of pressurised fluid;
a selector having a plurality of openings connected to corresponding ducts for the passage of fluid connected to the corresponding movable user devices, the selector being connected integrally to the movable user devices and movable in rotation relative to the fixed frame;
a manifold with a first surface positioned in front of the first element and with a second surface positioned in front of the selector; the manifold being associated with the first element, and having an opening for connection and passage of fluid between the first element and the selector; the opening having a dimensional extension which is able to simultaneously touch a predetermined number of openings of the selector in movement to allow the passage of fluid from the source of pressurised fluid towards the openings of the selector in movement; the manifold being shaped in such a way that the pressurised fluid fed through the through hole exerts on the manifold a total force directed towards the selector.

US Pat. No. 10,113,654

WATER DIVERTER ASSEMBLY FOR A DISHWASHING APPLIANCE

Haier US Appliance Soluti...

1. A dishwashing appliance, comprising:a tub defining a wash chamber, the tub including a top wall, a bottom wall and sidewalls extending between the top and bottom walls;
a first spray-arm assembly housed within the wash chamber;
a second spray-arm assembly housed within the wash chamber;
a pump configured to deliver fluid into the wash chamber;
a machinery compartment disposed below the bottom wall of the tub; and
a diverter assembly in fluid communication with the pump, the diverter assembly including:
a diverter head having a body portion and first and second outlets, the body portion and the first and second outlets forming a single unitary component, the first outlet being configured to be directly coupled to the first spray-arm assembly, the second outlet being configured to be directly coupled to a conduit in fluid communication with the second spray-arm assembly; and
a valve housing configured to be coupled to the diverter head, the valve housing defining an inlet in fluid communication with the pump and at least partially housing a diverter valve configured to divert the fluid received via the inlet to either the first outlet or the second outlet,
wherein the diverter assembly is mounted directly to the bottom wall of the tub, and
wherein the diverter head further comprises at least one mounting tab projecting outwardly from the body portion for mounting the diverter assembly to the bottom wall of the tub, the at least one mounting tab abutting against an outer surface of the bottom wall when the diverter head is inserted at least partially through an opening defined through the bottom wall, the outer surface of the bottom wall facing the machinery compartment.

US Pat. No. 10,113,648

SLIDING COMPONENT

EAGLE INDUSTRY CO., LTD.,...

1. A sliding component comprising a stationary sliding member and a rotary sliding member Forming a pair of sealing faces, and a mechanism to generate dynamic pressure resulting from-relative sliding of the pair of sealing faces, wherein one sealing face of the pair of sealing faces is provided with multiple lands along a circumferential direction for generating dynamic pressure facing a high-pressure fluid side and a seal area facing a low-pressure fluid side,wherein each land and the seal area are positioned away from each other in a radial direction and areas of the sealing face other than the lands and the seal area are formed lower than the lands and the seal area to constitute fluid communication paths open to the high-pressure fluid side,
wherein the fluid communication paths are constituted by (i) multiple radial fluid communication paths which extend in straight paths in the radial direction and which form contours of the lands, and (ii) a circumferential fluid communication path which is formed between the seal area and the lands and which is connected to each of the radial fluid communication paths,
wherein at least one spiral groove is provided in surfaces in both the radial fluid communication paths and the circumferential fluid communication path for discharging fluid, and
wherein the at least one spiral groove is inclined with respect to the radial direction, at least one of the plurality of grooves includes at least a a first end abutting onto a first end of one of adjoining two lands and a second end abutting onto a second end of the adjoining two lands, and the at least one of the grooves has a first end abutting onto any one of the lands and a second end abutting onto the seal area.

US Pat. No. 10,113,644

SELF-LUBRICATING AND DRAINING, CONTACTING FACE, ROTATING SHAFT SEAL

PARKER-HANNIFIN CORPORATI...

1. A shaft seal assembly comprising:a stator;
a rotor that rotates relative to the stator;
a rotating seal that rotates with the rotor; and
a static seal disposed in the stator, the static seal having an end face in sealing engagement with an end face of the rotating seal, wherein the end face of the static seal and the end face of the rotating seal are in contacting engagement during rotation of the rotating seal; and a spring that is adjacent the static seal and directly engages the static seal to bias the static seal against the rotating seal to maintain sealing engagement of the end faces by preventing axial movement of the rotating seal and the static seal during rotation of the rotating seal; wherein the static seal includes a first drain passage located at the contacting end faces, the drain passage being defined by at least one axial passage extending through the respective static seal and an annular passage defined in the respective end face, allowing a lubricant to drain and fill through the at least one axial passage and the annular passage at the sealing surfaces of the end faces, the end faces maintaining sealing engagement during rotation of the rotating seal; and
a second drain passage defined by a labyrinth formed in the rotor and an external drain port formed in the stator in communication with the labyrinth that maintain sealing engagement of the end faces by allowing contaminants to fall out of the shaft seal assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,113,643

COMPRESSION PISTON RING FOR AN INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A compression ring for an engine piston comprising:an upper face and a lower face;
an inner face positioned between the upper and lower faces along an inner diameter of the ring, wherein the upper face, the lower face, and the inner face cooperate with an annular groove in the piston; and
an outer face positioned between the upper and lower faces along an outer diameter of the ring for cooperation with a bore in a cylinder, the outer face formed by a smooth continuous curve along an axial direction of the ring, the curve having first and second convex surfaces connected by a concave surface;
wherein a first radius of the first convex surface is equal to a second radius of the second convex surface; and
wherein the concave surface has a third radius, the third radius being less than half of the first radius.

US Pat. No. 10,113,635

DEVICE REDUCING DRAG LOSS IN AN AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION

ZF FRIEDRICHSHAFEN AG, F...

1. A drag torque reduction device for an automatic transmission, comprising:a plurality of multi-disk shift elements;
a hydrodynamic torque converter;
a converter clutch; and
a hydraulic controller with a radiator, the hydraulic controller operable to control the plurality of multi-disk shift elements, the hydrodynamic torque converter and the converter clutch, the hydraulic controller comprising a parallel connection of a pressure relief valve, a constant aperture and a temperature-dependent, switchable aperture that is positioned upstream of the radiator relative to a flow of fluid to the radiator, the pressure relief valve configured to open against a spring force above a pressure threshold, the constant aperture configured to permit a minimum flow through the parallel connection to the radiator, the temperature-dependent, switchable aperture configured to open above a temperature threshold, the parallel connection providing a minimum lubrication and cooling at low temperatures below the temperature threshold and low system pressures below the pressure threshold by closing the temperature-dependent, switchable aperture at temperatures below the temperature threshold and closing the pressure relief valve at pressures below the pressure threshold.

US Pat. No. 10,113,618

COMPOUND PLANETARY FRICTION DRIVE

Technische Universiteit D...

1. A compound planetary friction drive comprising a first sun wheel, wherein said first sun wheel engages planetary wheels, which planetary wheels are arranged with a first part having a first radius and a second part having a second radius, wherein the second radius differs from the first radius and a transition region is provided between the first part and the second part, and wherein at least one ring annulus is provided that is driven by the planetary wheels, wherein the first sun wheel is in frictional engagement with the first part of the planetary wheels, said first part of the planetary wheels is in frictional engagement with a first ring annulus and a second ring annulus is in frictional engagement with the second part of the planetary wheels, and wherein the planetary wheels are both hollow and compressible uninterruptedly along their entire length spanning the first part, the transition region and the second part.

US Pat. No. 10,113,589

AXIALLY SELF-POSITIONING RADIAL SUPPORT BEARING

KOYO BEARINGS NORTH AMERI...

1. A radial support bearing assembly for use with a shaft defining an annular groove in its outer surface, comprising:a substantially cylindrical cage including a central portion extending between a first end portion and a second end portion, the central portion defining a plurality of roller pockets, a first projection and a second projection extending radially outwardly from the outer surface of the cage, and at least one projection extending radially inwardly from an inner surface of the cage;
a plurality of rollers, each roller being disposed in a respective roller pocket; and
a substantially cylindrical outer sleeve having an inner surface and an outer surface, the outer sleeve being disposed about an outer surface of the cage so that the inner surface of the outer sleeve is adjacent the plurality of rollers, and the outer sleeve being axially retained between the first projection and the second projection,
wherein the at least one projection is operatively engaged with the annular groove in the shaft so that the cage is axially fixed with respect to the shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,113,569

SENSOR MOUNTING DEVICE FOR HYDRAULIC CYLINDER

SMC CORPORATION, Chiyoda...

1. A sensor mounting device for mounting, on an outer periphery of a cylindrical cylinder tube, a position sensor that detects a position of a piston of a hydraulic cylinder, the sensor mounting device comprising:a fitting band; and
a fastening screw that fastens the fitting band and that fixes the position sensor onto the cylinder tube,
wherein the fitting band includes an annular portion wound and attached around the outer periphery of the cylinder tube, and first and second sensor holding portions formed on a first end and a second end of the annular portion so as to oppose each other, the first and second sensor holding portions pinching the position sensor from both sides,
wherein the annular portion is formed of a metal belt-shaped band main body, the first and second sensor holding portions are formed by being provided with metal reinforcing plates in a superposed manner on an outer surface of first and second reinforcing plate attaching portions formed at a first end and a second end of the band main body so as to oppose each other, screw insertion holes for inserting the fastening screw are formed in the first and second reinforcing plate attaching portions and a first reinforcing plate provided on the first reinforcing plate attaching portion in a superposed manner, and a screw hole for screwing the fastening screw thereto is formed in a second reinforcing plate provided on the second reinforcing plate attaching portion in a superposed manner,
wherein tip edges of the first and second reinforcing plate attaching portions of the band main body are formed in straight lines parallel to an axis of the annular portion, and
wherein shapes of the first and second reinforcing plates in front view are rectangular, an inclined portion is at least formed at a distal end portion of the second reinforcing plate among the first and second reinforcing plates by inwardly bending the distal end portion along a folding line parallel to the axis of the annular portion, the tip edge of the reinforcing plate attaching portion among the first and second reinforcing plate attaching portions of the band main body including the reinforcing plate having the inclined portion provided in a superposed manner extends along the folding line of the inclined portion.

US Pat. No. 10,113,517

AIR CLEANER FOR STRATIFIED SCAVENGING TWO-STROKE INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

Yamabiko Corporation, To...

1. An air cleaner for a stratified scavenging two-stroke internal combustion engine, wherein the air cleaner is connected to a carburetor with an air passage and an air-fuel mixture passage to supply clean air filtered by the air cleaner to the air passage and the air-fuel mixture passage of the carburetor, the air cleaner comprising:an element member provided with a cleaner element for filtering air, an outer circumferential surface of the cleaner element forming an outer circumferential surface of the air cleaner;
an air cleaner base having a first inlet and a second inlet;
a ceiling plate member opposed to the air cleaner base to define a ceiling wall of the air cleaner and;
an air cleaner clean space formed by the air cleaner base, the ceiling plate member and the cleaner element;
a passage forming member forming an extended passage leading to the second inlet,
wherein the passage forming member is shaped to surround a periphery of the first inlet, and
wherein the passage forming member forms a blown-back fuel diffusion preventing region leading to the first inlet,
wherein the blown-back fuel diffusion preventing region is closed by the air cleaner base and the ceiling plate member, and defined by the air cleaner base, the ceiling plate member and a peripheral wall surface of the passage forming member,
wherein the passage forming member has an entrance opening at one end in a longitudinal direction of the passage forming member and an exit opening at another end of the passage forming member,
wherein the entrance opening is opened to the air cleaner clean space, and the exit opening is connected to the second inlet,
wherein the blown-back fuel diffusion preventing region is opened to an air cleaner clean space that is defined by the cleaner element and outside of the passage forming member, and the blown-back fuel diffusion preventing region is opened to the air cleaner clean space through a clearance gap between the entrance opening and the exit opening,
wherein the first inlet is connected to one of the air passage and the air-fuel mixture passage, the second inlet is connected to the other of the air passage and the air-fuel mixture passage.

US Pat. No. 10,113,509

CARBURETOR FOR INTERNAL COMBUSTION ENGINE

HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., T...

1. A carburetor for an internal combustion engine, comprising,a throttle body internally defining an intake passage;
a throttle valve provided in the intake passage for controlling a flow rate of air conducted by the intake passage, the throttle valve including a throttle shaft rotatably supported by the throttle body;
a fuel passage including a fuel nozzle for supplying fuel to the intake passage;
a first air passage communicating with the fuel passage to supply air to the fuel passage;
a variable communication unit provided in a part of the first air passage and moveable between an open position for communicating the first air passage and a closed position for shutting off the first air passage, the variable communication unit including an air passage shaft received in a retaining hole provided in an intermediate part of the first air passage in a rotatable manner around an axial line extending in parallel with the throttle shaft, the air passage shaft having a communication passage defined therein and being rotatable between the open position where the communication passage forms a part of the first air passage and the closed position where the communication passage forms no part of the first air passage; and
a switch mechanism for rotating the air passage shaft between the open position and the closed position in dependence on a load of the engine,
wherein the switch mechanism comprises a link mechanism coupled between the throttle shaft and the air passage shaft to rotate the air passage shaft such that the first air passage is communicated when an opening angle of the throttle valve is a first angle, and is shut off when the opening angle of the throttle valve is a second angle greater than the first angle,
wherein the first air passage includes an upstream portion extending in parallel with the intake passage to the retaining hole of the air passage shaft, and a downstream portion extending from a bottom end of the retaining hole along an axis of the retaining hole and then is bent to extend to the fuel passage, and
wherein the communication passage is bent in the air passage shaft and has an upstream end opening out in an outer circumference of the air passage shaft and a downstream end opening out in an inner end face of the air passage shaft.

US Pat. No. 10,113,498

METHOD TO CONTROL A FUEL PUMP FOR A DIRECT INJECTION SYSTEM

MAGNETI MARELLI S.p.A., ...

1. A method to control a high pressure pump (4) for a direct injection system provided with a common rail (3) comprising the steps of:calculating an objective fuel flow rate (Mref) to be fed by the high pressure pump (4) to the common rail (3) instant by instant to have the desired pressure value inside the common rail (3);
comparing the objective fuel flow rate (Mref) with the maximum flow rate (Mmax) that can be delivered by the high pressure pump (4); and
based on the comparison between the objective fuel flow rate (Mref) and the maximum flow rate (Mmax) that can be delivered by the high pressure pump (4), controlling the high pressure pump (4) so as to alternate exclusively operating cycles of the high pressure pump (4) with the maximum flow rate (Mmax) that can be delivered and idle operating cycles of the high pressure pump (4).

US Pat. No. 10,113,326

MODULAR HEAT EXCHANGE TOWER AND METHOD OF ASSEMBLING SAME

SPX Cooling Technologies,...

1. A modular heat exchange tower that extends vertically along a longitudinal axis, comprising:a first module comprising a first basin disposed therein;
a second module comprising a second basin disposed therein;
a plenum;
a first heat exchange section;
an air current generator having at least one blade;
a second heat exchange section;
a third module; and
a fourth module,
wherein the first heat exchange section is disposed in the first module and the third module,
wherein the second heat exchange section is disposed in the second module and the fourth module,
wherein the third module is positioned vertically adjacent to the first module along the longitudinal axis,
wherein the fourth module is positioned vertically adjacent to the second module along the longitudinal axis,
wherein the first heat exchange section disposed in the first module and the third module is further disposed vertically adjacent to the first basin along the longitudinal axis,
wherein the second heat exchange section disposed in the second module and the fourth module is further disposed vertically adjacent to the second basin along the longitudinal axis; and
a fifth module, wherein the fifth module comprises at least a portion of the air current generator and wherein said at least one blade extends from said fifth module into said first module.

US Pat. No. 10,113,306

DECK BOARD FASTENERS

SIMPSON STRONG-TIE COMPAN...

1. A decking clip comprising:a body having a transverse upper member with an upper surface and a lower surface, a perpendicular member extending from the lower surface of the upper member, a central aperture through the transverse upper member, two or more clip anchor apertures positioned about the central aperture, and a planar surface section on the upper surface of the transverse upper member between the central aperture and the two or more clip anchor apertures; and
a clip having an upper surface and a lower surface, a central clip aperture therethrough, and two or more clip anchors positioned along at least one edge of the clip and extending downward away from the lower surface of the clip, wherein the clip anchor apertures receive the clip anchors when the central aperture of the transverse upper member corresponds at least partially with the central clip aperture and the lower surface of the clip engages the planar surface section of the upper surface of the transverse upper member.

US Pat. No. 10,113,274

ROAD FINISHER WITH HEATED TAMPER BAR

BOMAG GMBH, Boppard (DE)...

1. A road finisher, comprising:a screed plate extending at right angles to the working direction of the road finisher; and
a tamper bar disposed rearwardly and/or forwardly of the screed plate in the working direction, wherein at least one electrically operated heating element is present, which is configured to heat up a heating surface facing a road subsurface, and wherein the heating element comprises a heating layer at least partially comprising a thermal spray coating obtained through thermal spraying onto a substrate surface, wherein the tamper bar is made from two parts with an upper tamper bar member and a lower tamper bar member assembled together;
wherein the upper tamper bar member has a lower surface which, in the assembled state, contacts an upper surface of the lower tamper bar member, wherein a groove is provided in the lower surface of the upper tamper bar member; and
wherein the heating layer, which is multilayered comprising at least an insulating layer, a strip conductor, and a sealing layer, is accommodated in the groove.

US Pat. No. 10,113,232

AZIMUTHAL MIXER

Lam Research Corporation,...

1. An apparatus for supplying process gases to a semiconductor processing gas distribution system, the apparatus comprising:a main passage;
a first plenum that substantially encircles the main passage;
a first inlet, the first inlet fluidically connected to the first plenum;
a manifold block including a first block and a second block; and
a plurality of first radial passages, each first radial passage spanning between, and fluidically connecting, the main passage with the first plenum, wherein:
the first block and the second block are adjacent to one another,
the first radial passages are defined by opposing surfaces of the first block and the second block,
the first plenum is defined by opposing surfaces of the first block and the second block, and
a first feed-through fluidically connects the first inlet with the first plenum.

US Pat. No. 10,113,212

SENSORS

THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHES...

1. A system for monitoring a microstructure of a metal target, comprising:a plurality of electromagnetic sensors for outputting a magnetic field, wherein an excitation signal output by each of the electromagnetic sensors is a multi-frequency waveform, detecting a resultant magnetic field and outputting a detection signal in response thereto; and
a control unit arranged to receive the detection signals from the plurality of electromagnetic sensors, to determine a phase change between the output magnetic field and the resultant magnetic field at each of a plurality of frequencies forming the multi-frequency waveform for each of the plurality of electromagnetic sensors, to determine a microstructure development rate of a metal target at the plurality of electromagnetic sensors based on the phase changes, and to determine a deviation of the microstructure development rate from a predetermined microstructure development rate.

US Pat. No. 10,113,112

PREPARATION OF NANORODS

Massachusetts Institute o...

1. A method of preparing a core-shell nanorod comprising growing a shell of a core-shell nanorod (M1X1)M2X2 in a solution through a slow-injection of M2 precursor solution and X2 precursor solution to a suspension of M1X1 nanocrystals to form the shell in a first shell growth step, and, after stopping the first shell growth step, further growing the shell of the core-shell nanorod (M1X1)M2X2 in the solution through a slow-injection of M2 precursor solution and X2 precursor solution to a suspension of M1X1 nanocrystals to form a thicker shell in a second shell growth step and, wherein the core-shell nanorod includes a M1X1 core.

US Pat. No. 10,113,018

SHAPE CONTROLLED PRO-CATALYST AND A PROCESS FOR PREPARING THE SAME

Reliance Industries Limit...

1. A single-pot process for the preparation of a shape controlled pro-catalyst; said process comprising the following steps:a. reacting at least one alkanol with magnesium metal using at least one modifier and at least one solvent resulting in evolution of hydrogen gas; increasing the evolution of hydrogen gas in a controlled manner by increasing the temperature in a graded manner to 100° C. to obtain a mass, and
b. subjecting the mass to drying to obtain a free flowing pro-catalyst.

US Pat. No. 10,112,942

SUBSTITUTED PYRAZOLO[1,5-A]PYRIDINE COMPOUNDS AS RET KINASE INHIBITORS

Array BioPharma Inc., Bo...

1. A compound of the Formula I:and pharmaceutically acceptable salts and solvates thereof, wherein:X1, X2, X3 and X4 are independently CH or N, wherein zero, one or two of X1, X2, X3 and X4 is N;
A is CN;
B is
(b) C1-C6 alkyl optionally substituted with 1-3 fluoros,
(c) hydroxyC2-C6 alkyl-, wherein the alkyl portion is optionally substituted with 1-3 fluoros or a C3-C6 cycloalkylidene ring,
(e) (C1-C6 alkoxy)C1-C6 alkyl- optionally substituted with 1-3 fluoros,
(f) (R1R2N)C1-C6 alkyl-, wherein said alkyl portion is optionally substituted with OH and wherein R1 and R2 are independently H or C1-C6 alkyl (optionally substituted with 1-3 fluoros);
(g) hetAr1C1-C3 alkyl-, wherein hetAr1 is a 5-6 membered heteroaryl ring having 1-3 ring heteroatoms independently selected from N, O and S and is optionally substituted with one or more independently selected C1-C6 alkyl substituents; or
(i) (hetCyca)C1-C3 alkyl-,
hetCyca- is a 4-6 membered heterocyclic ring having 1-2 ring heteroatoms independently selected from N and O and optionally substituted with one or more substituents independently selected from OH, C1-C6 alkyl (optionally substituted with 1-3 fluoros), hydroxyC1-C6 alkyl-, C1-C6 alkoxy, (C1-C6 alkyl)C(?O)—, (C1-C6 alkoxy)C1-C6 alkyl- and fluoro, or wherein hetCyca is substituted with oxo;
Ring D is (i) a saturated 4-7 membered heterocyclic ring having two ring nitrogen atoms, or (ii) a saturated 7-9 membered bridged heterocyclic ring having two ring nitrogen atoms and optionally having a third ring heteroatom which is oxygen, wherein each of said rings is optionally substituted with (a) one to four groups independently selected from halogen, OH, C1-C3 alkyl which is optionally substituted with 1-3 fluoros, or C1-C3 alkoxy which is optionally substituted with 1-3 fluoros, (b) a C3-C6 cycloalkylidene ring, or (c) an oxo group;
E is
(h) Ar1C1-C6 alkyl-,
(j) hetAr2C1-C6 alkyl-, wherein the alkyl portion is optionally substituted with 1-3 fluoros, or
(l) hetAr2C(?O)—,
Ar1 is phenyl optionally substituted with one or more substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, CN, C1-C6 alkyl (optionally substituted with 1-3 fluoros), C1-C6 alkoxy (optionally substituted with 1-3 fluoros), ReRfN— wherein Re and Rf are independently H or C1-C6 alkyl, (RpRqN)C1-C6 alkoxy- wherein RP and Rq are independently H or C1-C6 alkyl, and (hetAra)C1-C6 alkyl- wherein hetAra is a 5-6 membered heteroaryl ring having 1-2 ring nitrogen atoms, or Ar1 is a phenyl ring fused to a 5-6 membered heterocyclic ring having 1-2 ring heteroatoms independently selected from N and 0; and
hetAr2 is a 5-6 membered heteroaryl ring having 1-3 ring heteroatoms independently selected from N, O and S or a 9-10 membered bicyclic heteroaryl ring having 1-3 ring nitrogen atoms, wherein hetAr2 is optionally substituted with one or more substituents independently selected from the group consisting of halogen, CN, C1-C6 alkyl (optionally substituted with 1-3 fluoros), C1-C6 alkoxy (optionally substituted with 1-3 fluoros), (C1-C6 alkoxy)C1-C6 alkyl-(optionally substituted with 1-3 fluoros), ReRfN— wherein Re and Rf are independently H or C1-C6 alkyl, OH, (C1-C6 alkoxy)C1-C6 alkoxy- and C3-C6 cycloalkyl.

US Pat. No. 10,112,934

(CYANO-DIMETHYL-METHYL)-ISOXAZOLES AND -[1,3,4]THIADIAZOLES

Centrexion Therapeutics C...

1. A method of treating pain selected from the group consisting of acute pain, visceral pain, and neuropathic pain, comprising administering to a human being an effective amount of a compound selected from the group consisting ofand a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, to treat the pain.

US Pat. No. 10,112,906

1-ARYL-3-ALKYLPYRAZOLE INSECTICIDES

FMC Corporation, Philade...

1. A compound selected from Formula 1, an N-oxide or salt thereof,whereinQ is

R1 is C3-C6 cycloalkyl or a 3- to 6-membered saturated ring containing one oxygen atom as a ring member and carbon atoms as the remaining ring members;
Z is phenyl or a 6-membered heteroaromatic ring, each substituted with 1 to 3 R4;
R2a, R2b, R2c and R2d are H;
J1 is CH2;
J2 is a direct bond or CH2;
M is —CH(A)-;
A is cyano, C1-C4 haloalkyl, NHC(O)R5a or 1,3,4-oxadiazol-2-yl;
each R4 is independently halogen, C1-C4 alkyl or C1-C4 haloalkyl; and
R5a is C1-C4 alkyl or C1-C4 haloalkyl.

US Pat. No. 10,112,889

CONTINUOUS PROCESS FOR PRODUCING A SURFACTANT IN A TUBE REACTOR

CLARIANT INTERNATIONAL LT...

1. A continuous process for preparing a surfactant, wherein the surfactant comprises a compound of the formula (1), in which R2 is a fatty acid alkyl radical and R1 is a straight-chain or branched C1 to C12 hydrocarbyl radical and x is in the range from 1 to 15
wherein the continuous process comprises at least the step of reacting at least one fatty acid alkyl ester or fatty acid triglyceride with at least one N-n-alkylated polyhydroxyamine in the presence of an alkali metal catalyst or of a catalyst selected from the group consisting of hydroxides or alkoxides of transition groups 2 and 4 of the Periodic Table, at a temperature in the range from 40 to 300° C., wherein the continuous process comprises the following steps:
1. mixing an aqueous raw material solution comprising at least one N-n-alkylated polyhydroxyamine with the catalyst to form an aqueous solution;
2. drying the aqueous solution, wherein the water content after drying being in the range of 0-5 wt % to form a dried mixture;
3. heating the dried mixture to a temperature in the range from 60 to 180° C. to form a melt, and mixing the melt with fatty acid alkyl esters or triglycerides to form a reaction mixture;
4. optionally, intermediately storing and mixing the reaction mixture in a continuously operated stirred tank;
5. carrying out reaction in a tube reactor; and optionally
6. removing any coproducts.

US Pat. No. 10,112,824

SEMICONDUCTOR DEVICE

ROHM CO., LTD., Kyoto (J...

1. A semiconductor device comprising:a substrate made of a semiconductor material and having an obverse surface formed with a recess;
a wiring layer formed on the substrate;
at least one functional element disposed in the recess and electrically connected to the wiring layer; and
an additional element controlling an orientation detection process that involves the at least one functional element, the additional element overlapping with at least a part of the at least one functional element as viewed in a direction normal to the obverse surface of the substrate,
wherein the recess comprises a first hollow that houses the at least one functional element, the first hollow having a first bottom surface and at least one first inclined side surface, and the first inclined side surface being connected to the first bottom surface,
the wiring layer including a portion on the first inclined side surface, the portion of the wiring layer extending from an upper edge of the first inclined side surface on the first inclined side surface, the upper edge of the first inclined side surface extending in a first direction perpendicular to the direction normal to the obverse surface of the substrate,
as viewed in the direction normal to the obverse surface of the substrate, the portion of the wiring layer comprises a first extension extending in the first direction and a second extension extending in a second direction that is perpendicular to the first direction and the direction normal to the obverse surface of the substrate,
the recess comprises a second hollow that has a second bottom surface and at least one second inclined side surface, the second bottom surface being connected to the first inclined side surface, the second inclined side surface being connected to the second bottom surface and the obverse surface, and
an angle of the first inclined side surface relative to the first bottom surface is less than 90 degrees.

US Pat. No. 10,112,797

WRAP DISPENSER WITH FLAT RIM CAP

Pratt Corrugated Holdings...

1. A dispenser comprising:a rotating member including a first end and a second end, the rotating member having an inner surface and defining an axis of rotation that extends from the first end to the second end;
a holding member having an inner surface, an outer holding surface, and a collar at a first end of the holding member, the inner surface enclosing an engaging portion of the rotating member, the holding member configured to rotate relative to the rotating member; and
a cap attached to the first end of the rotating member and retaining the holding member on the rotating member, the collar of the holding member positioned at least partially directly between an end surface at the first end of the rotating member and a stop surface of the cap within an end gap defined between the end surface and the stop surface providing clearance for the collar.

US Pat. No. 10,112,762

FLAT SEAL CONTAINER

Philip Morris Products S....

1. A container of smoking articles comprising:a bundle of smoking articles having a plurality of faces wrapped in a wrapper of flexible sheet material, free edge margins of the generally inside surface of the wrapper being adhered together over a first face of the bundle to form a fin seal that is joined to the rest of the wrapper along a fold line; and
an outer housing around the wrapped bundle,
in which the fin seal is folded around an edge of the bundle that is parallel to the fold line, and the fin seal is adhered to the wrapper over a second face of the bundle.

US Pat. No. 10,112,756

INSULATED CONTAINER

Menzel Diversified Enterp...

1. An insulated container comprising:an insulation layer, formed from a post-industrial, pre-consumer cotton waste, comprising a pair of insulation pads wherein each one of the pads has a top surface, a bottom surface, and four edge surfaces, wherein the top surface and the bottom surface comprise contact surfaces;
a rigid container surrounding the insulation layer; and
a natural fiber lamination layer, comprising only a single layer, applied to the contact surfaces of the top surface and/or the bottom surface of the insulation pads but not to any of the edge surfaces of the insulation pads;
wherein the cotton waste includes cotton waste generated from one or more of cotton processing, cotton manufacturing, and/or cotton converting; and
wherein the insulation layer is biodegradable in an anaerobic environment.

US Pat. No. 10,112,748

ONE-HANDED OPERATION BOTTLE DEVICE

1. A bottle device, comprising:a housing to contain a liquid therein;
an opening in the housing;
a cover rotating between an open position and a closed position over the opening to selectively release the liquid from the housing;
a switch connected to the cover via a switch arm, a connecting arm, and a primary link arm to move the switch arm between a first position and a second position corresponding to the open position and the closed position of the cover; and
a lock mechanism to secure the switch with the cover in the closed position, wherein the lock mechanism further comprises a lock block to apply pressure against the switch;
wherein the connecting arm is pivotally connected on one end to the switch arm, and the connecting arm is pivotally connected on a second end to the primary link arm.

US Pat. No. 10,112,742

BOTTLE CAP

1. A container cap comprising an outer skin assembled and retained on an inner core, wherein:a. the inner core comprises an inner core bottom edge, a first inner core portion proximate the inner core bottom edge and a second inner core portion proximate the first inner core portion such that the first inner core portion is interposed between the second inner core portion and the inner core bottom edge, the inner core comprising a first exterior diameter T4 at the first inner core portion and a second exterior diameter T3 at the second inner core portion;
b. the outer skin comprises a skirt comprising a rolled bottom edge folded inwardly toward an inner surface of the skirt to form an upwardly extending arm directly adjacent the inner surface of the skirt, wherein the upwardly extending arm comprises a distal edge;
c. the skirt comprises a first interior diameter T2 at the rolled bottom edge and a second interior diameter T1 above the rolled bottom edge;
d. T4 e. when the outer skin is assembled on the inner core, the skirt extends at least partially around and in contact with the inner core and the rolled bottom edge of the skirt is proximate the first inner core portion such that the upwardly extending arm of the rolled bottom edge is interposed between the skirt and the inner core and the distal edge of the upwardly extending arm is not exposed on the container cap.

US Pat. No. 10,112,737

METHOD FOR THE MANUFACTURE OF AN ALUMINUM SHEET PRODUCT FROM USED BEVERAGE CONTAINERS

Golden Aluminum, Inc., F...

1. A method, comprising:forming a molten aluminum feedstock comprising at least about 65 wt. % used beverage containers, the used beverage containers having a body and an end, the end comprising a connector to a tab for opening the container, wherein the aluminum alloy of the body and the aluminum alloy of the end each comprise from about 0.55 to about 0.90 wt. % manganese, and wherein the aluminum alloy of the end has a higher magnesium concentration than the aluminum alloy of the body;
casting the molten aluminum feedstock to form a cast sheet; and
forming the cast sheet into an aluminum alloy sheet product.

US Pat. No. 10,112,736

WINDING DEVICE AND CUTOFF DETECTION METHOD

Oki Data Corporation, To...

1. A winding device, comprising:a first roller that winds label roll paper, the label roll paper being composed with a continues base sheet, a plurality of labels and a marginal portion, the labels and the marginal portion, which surrounds the labels, being peelably attached on one side of the base sheet such that the labels and the marginal portion entirely covers the one side of the base sheet, the label roll paper being carried in a first carry direction by the first roller and wound on the first roller after the marginal portion is peeled off from the base sheet,
a second roller that carries the marginal portion peeled off from the base sheet in a second carry direction and winds the marginal portion,
a drive part that generates a driving force for the second roller to rotate,
a drive transmission control part that is configured to
be between the drive part and the second roller such that the driving force is transmitted to the second roller from the driving part,
stop transmitting the driving force to the second roller if a load placed on the second roller exceeds a prescribed load,
apply a predetermined tension to the marginal portion unless a cutoff the marginal portion occurs,
a detection part that detects a rotation of the second roller, and
a control part that determines the cutoff of the marginal portion based on the rotation of the second roller detected by the detection part, wherein
the control part determines whether or not the cutoff occurs while the drive part generates the driving force.

US Pat. No. 10,112,731

TRUSS STRUCTURE OPTIMIZATION TECHNIQUES

1. A structure supporting at least one component, the structure comprising:a truss-like frame structure including an arrangement design of at least four coupling nodes and at least six physical strut elements (struts) connected at a plurality of joints, each strut being disposed between and attached with a respective pair of the plurality of coupling nodes; wherein
the arrangement design results from performing a quantitative optimization of an objective function corresponding to a system performance characteristic of the arrangement design, the system performance characteristic having a specified value and being one or more of stiffness, strength, or coefficient of thermal expansion of the arrangement design, the quantitative optimization comprising:
generating a finite element analysis model, the analysis model including boundary conditions and an initial dense 3-D lattice mesh of strutlike finite elements, each strutlike finite element having a respective set of one or more assumed mechanical properties that model a respective simulated strut element, the boundary conditions including one or more input load parameters, and one or more of a mass, a moment of inertia and a thermal characteristic of at the at least one component;
computing, with the finite element analysis model, a value for the objective function;
optimizing the objective function by executing, on a processor, at least two cycles of an optimization loop, the optimization loop comprising:
(a) computing a respective parameter of each strut-like finite element;
(b) adjusting the finite element analysis model by: (i) decrementing the assumed mechanical property of a first subset of the finite elements, each element in the first subset having a respective computed parameter that is less than a first threshold; and (ii) deleting, from the finite element analysis model, any finite element in the first subset for which a resulting mechanical property is less than a second threshold;
(c) computing, with the adjusted finite element analysis model, an updated value for the objective function; and
determining, when the updated value for the objective function is within a desired tolerance of the specified value, that the adjusted finite element analysis model represents a sufficiently optimized arrangement design, and, when the updated value for the objective function is outside the desired tolerance, repeating steps (a) through (c).

US Pat. No. 10,112,715

SIGNALING PRINT SUBSTANCES

Hewlett-Packard Developme...

1. An unmanned aerial vehicle, comprising:an electromagnetic radiation (EMR) sensor to detect a signal indicative of a substance to be printed and corresponding to an image to be printed; and
a nozzle to eject the substance based on a location at which the signal is detected.

US Pat. No. 10,112,701

AIRCRAFT LANDING GEAR DOOR ACTUATION MECHANISM WITH INTEGRATED EMERGENCY ACTUATION ASSEMBLY

1. A retractable aircraft landing gear door actuation mechanism comprising:a landing gear door;
a door support bracket attached to the landing gear door, the support bracket being attached to aircraft structure for pivotal movement about a pivot axis between a closed condition whereby the landing gear door covers an aircraft landing gear when retracted relative to the aircraft structure, and an opened condition whereby the landing gear door is moved laterally and upwardly relative to the aircraft landing gear when extended relative to the aircraft structure; and
a gear door actuation assembly operatively connected to the door support bracket for moving the door support bracket and the gear door supported thereby between the closed and opened conditions thereof, wherein
the gear door actuation assembly includes an over-the-center spring assembly which assists in pivotal movement of the door support bracket and the gear door supported thereby from the closed condition into the opened condition thereof, wherein
the over-the center spring assembly comprises:
(i) first and second linkage arms, wherein the first linkage arm is pivotally connected at a proximal end thereof to the aircraft structure at a first pivot axis and being pivotally connected at a distal end thereof to a proximal end of the second linkage arm at a second pivot axis, and wherein the second linkage arm is pivotally connected at a distal end thereof to the gear door support structure at a third pivot axis;
(ii) an actuator assembly having a proximal end pivotally connected to the aircraft structure at a fourth pivot axis and having a distal end pivotally connected to the first linkage arm at a fifth pivot axis between the first and second pivot axes thereof; and
(iii) a tension spring assembly having a proximal end pivotally connected to the aircraft structure at a sixth pivot axis and a distal end pivotally connected to the first linkage arm at a seventh pivot axis positioned inboard of the fifth pivot axis, wherein
(iv) the tension spring assembly is loaded with a tension force when the gear door support bracket and the gear door supported thereby is in the closed condition thereof, and wherein
(v) actuation of the actuator assembly pivotally drives the first linkage arm about the first pivot axis to cause the second linkage arm to drive the door support bracket and the gear door supported thereby to pivot laterally and outwardly relative to the relative to the aircraft landing gear and into the opened condition thereof; and wherein
(vi) movement of the door support bracket and the gear door supported thereby responsively moves the seventh pivot axis over center of the fifth pivot axis to thereby cause the force of the tension spring assembly to unload and assist in movement of the door support bracket and the gear door supported thereby into the opened condition thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,112,691

RELEASABLE FORWARD SECTION OF AN UNDERWATER VEHICLE

The Boeing Company, Chic...

1. An underwater vehicle comprising:a first section detachably coupled to a second section, wherein the second section is positioned forward of the first section;
a hinge detachably coupling the first section to the second section, wherein the hinge creates a pivot between the first section and the second section:
a lock having a locked position and an unlocked position, wherein, in the locked position, the lock couples the first section and the second section together, and wherein, in the unlocked position, the second section is capable of decoupling from the first section; and
a drag fin associated with the second section, wherein the drag fin is movable to an extended position away from the second section to create a drag force which causes the second section to pivot about the hinge away from the first section when the underwater vehicle is traveling through a fluid medium.

US Pat. No. 10,112,671

SADDLEBAG SPEAKER ASSEMBLY AND METHOD OF FORMING A SADDLEBAG SPEAKER ASSEMBLY

1. A saddlebag speaker assembly for housing a speaker within a saddlebag, the assembly comprising:a saddlebag lid configured to cooperate with a saddlebag base to form a saddlebag interior space, the saddlebag lid including a saddlebag lid upper portion and a saddlebag lid opening through the saddlebag lid upper portion;
a saddlebag lid opening cover covering the saddlebag lid opening;
a speaker adapter including a speaker adapter first end aligned with a first plane, the speaker adapter first end configured to be coupled to the saddlebag lid at the saddlebag lid opening and having a first opening area, the speaker adapter further including a speaker adapter second end aligned with a second plane and having a second opening area, wherein the second opening area is greater than the first opening area and the second plane forms a speaker angle with the first plane; and
a speaker coupled to the speaker adapter second end and having a speaker face comprising a speaker face area greater than the saddlebag lid opening.

US Pat. No. 10,112,660

VEHICLE SPARE TIRE LIFT ASSEMBLY

Ford Global Technologies,...

1. A tire lift assembly comprising:an upper plate;
an intermediate plate;
a bottom plate;
a rod extending through the plates and being removably attached to the bottom plate; and
a pair of handles each including a tab disposed at a lower handle portion and each mounted to the upper plate and intermediate plate for rotation between first and second positions,
wherein the upper plate and bottom plate are spaced from one another to receive a spare tire therebetween and each of the tabs extends from the respective handle to engage the spare tire when the handles are in the second position.

US Pat. No. 10,112,623

SENSORY STIMULATION SYSTEM FOR AN AUTONOMOUS VEHICLE

Uber Technologies, Inc., ...

1. A sensory stimulation system for an autonomous vehicle (AV), the sensory stimulation system comprising:at least one display unit within an interior of the AV;
one or more processors; and
one or more memory resources storing instructions that, when executed by the one or more processors, causes the sensory stimulation system to:
determine a set of maneuvers to be executed by the AV;
based on each respective maneuver of the set, determine a set of visual stimulation outputs to provide a passenger of the AV with visual indications of the respective maneuver; and
prior to the AV executing the respective maneuver, preemptively display the set of visual stimulation outputs on the at least one display unit.

US Pat. No. 10,112,607

DRIVING SUPPORT DEVICE THAT PERFORMS DRIVING SUPPORT IN ACCORDANCE WITH CHARACTERISTICS AND SKILLS OF DRIVER

HONDA MOTOR CO., LTD., T...

1. A driving support device comprising:a processing device that performs driving support by controlling in-vehicle equipment having an influence on running of a subject vehicle equipped with the driving support device,
the processing device being configured to
repeatedly obtain and store, at a predetermined time interval or a predetermined distance interval, a pair of a value of longitudinal acceleration and a value of lateral acceleration that are generated as a result of a driving operation performed by a driver, the longitudinal acceleration being an acceleration in a traveling direction of the subject vehicle, the lateral acceleration being an acceleration in a direction orthogonal to the traveling direction,
set at least one parameter of a support operation for performing the driving support, by using a plurality of pairs of the value of the longitudinal acceleration and the value of the lateral acceleration, repeatedly obtained and stored,
plot points, each representing the respective pairs, on a two-dimensional coordinate plane that includes two axes respectively representing the longitudinal acceleration and the lateral acceleration,
generate a first shape, which is a closed shape, by connecting the plotted points adjacent to one another by line segments,
generate a second shape, which is a closed shape, formed of a circumscribed curve of the first shape,
calculate an area difference by subtracting an area of the first shape from an area of the second shape, and
set the one parameter of the support operation for performing the driving support, by using the area difference.

US Pat. No. 10,112,533

VEHICLE DECORATIVE COMPONENT AND VEHICLE DECORATIVE COMPONENT INSTALLING METHOD

TS Tech Co., Ltd., Saita...

1. A vehicle decorative component installed on an indoor side of a vehicle, the vehicle decorative component comprising:a light emitting region that emits light, wherein the light emitting region comprises:
an irradiation body that irradiates the light toward a front side of the light emitting region;
a transmissive body through which the light emitted from the irradiation body is transmitted at a front position of the irradiation body; and
a decorative layer provided at a front position of the transmissive body in a state where a surface is exposed; andwherein:a decoration style of the exposed surface of the decorative layer is a same style as a decoration style of a surface of a non-light emitting region adjacent to the light emitting region;
the decorative layer is a decorative film attached to the transmissive body;
the decorative film has a transmissive portion through which the light transmitted through the transmissive body is transmitted, a blocking portion by which the light transmitted through the transmissive body is blocked, and a pattern layer which is translucent;
the transmissive portion and the blocking portion are provided in a part of the decorative film that faces the transmissive body; and
the pattern layer is a part exposed on the indoor side of the decorate film and is overlapped on both the transmissive portion and the blocking portion to cover both the transmissive portion and the blocking portion;
the irradiation body has a light source, and a light guiding body including a light emission surface that emits the light from the light source;
the light source and the light guiding body are integrated as a light source unit;
the non-light emitting region is adjacent to the light emitting region;
the transmissive body, the decorative layer, and the non-light emitting region are integrated as a decorative unit;
the light source unit is arranged at a position sandwiched between a base member to which the vehicle decorative component is attached and the decorative unit;
the decorative unit comprises a rib that extends from an opposing surface of the decorative unit to the base member and that has an annular shape;
an inner side of the rib surrounds the light source unit along an outer peripheral edge of the light source unit when the light source unit is assembled to the decorative unit; and
the light guiding body and the transmissive body are disposed separated from each other at a predetermined distance by the rib between the light guiding body and the transmissive body.

US Pat. No. 10,112,516

DUAL FUNCTION STOWABLE ARMREST

Ford Global Technologies ...

1. An armrest assembly for a vehicle, comprising:a displaceable armrest element; and
a linkage assembly adapted to releasably retain the displaceable armrest element in a deployed configuration.

US Pat. No. 10,112,515

FLEX SHIELD FOR SEAT ASSEMBLY

Magna Seating Inc., Auro...

1. A flex shield adapted to be operatively coupled to a seat assembly of an automotive vehicle, wherein the seat assembly comprises a seat cushion, and front and rear legs extending and exposed above a floor of the automotive vehicle, and the flex shield is coupled to the seat assembly under the seat cushion to conceal open sides of the seat assembly below the seat cushion, said flex shield comprising:a flexible planar body portion extending laterally between a front edge and a rear edge and vertically between an upper edge and a lower edge;
a plurality of elastic straps fixedly secured to said body portion and adapted to be coupled to the seat assembly for maintaining tension on the flexible body portion; and
a plurality of pre-formed fold lines formed in said body portion and extending between at least one of said front edge and rear edge for consistently controlling folding motion of said body portion between an unfolded position defining a generally planar body portion and a folded position wherein the body portion is collapsed along said fold lines;
wherein said plurality of elastic straps includes an upper strap extending between a proximal end fixedly secured to said rear edge of said body portion and an opposite distal end spaced from said rear edge and adapted to be coupled to the seat assembly.

US Pat. No. 10,112,512

SUSPENSION DEVICE

GRAMMER AG, Amberg (DE)

1. A suspension device for a vehicle seat, comprising:an upper suspension portion and a lower suspension portion, said suspension portions being connected to one another by a first swivel connector and a second swivel connector, said first swivel connector being arranged on the lower suspension portion in such a way that said first swivel connector can swivel about a first swivel pin, and the second swivel connector being arranged on the lower suspension portion in such a way that said second swivel connector can swivel about a second swivel pin, a first tension spring and a second tension spring being respectively connected to the first swivel connector by a first end region and to the upper suspension portion or the lower suspension portion by a second end region,
wherein the first end region of the first tension spring is attached to the first swivel connector at a first distance, and the first end region of the second tension spring is attached to said first swivel connector at a second distance, the length of the first distance being variable,
wherein the first distance between the first end region of the first tension spring and the first swivel connector can be adjusted by an adjustment device, which is connected to the first swivel connector at one end and to the first end region at the other end.

US Pat. No. 10,112,476

COOLING MODULE OF A VEHICLE AIR CONDITIONING SYSTEM, AND ASSEMBLY FOR COOLING A MOTOR VEHICLE ENGINE WITH A COOLING MODULE OF THIS TYPE

VALEO KLIMASYSTEME GMBH, ...

1. A cooling module of a vehicle air conditioning unit for trucks, comprising:a fan which has an air inlet and an air outlet and generates an air flow in an air flow direction from the air inlet to the air outlet; and
a condenser, through which the air flow can pass bi-directionally, for liquefying a refrigerant of the vehicle air conditioning unit, said condenser having an air flow cross section and being arranged adjacent to the air outlet of the fan,
wherein the air flow cross section has a first partial cross section and a second partial cross section which is different from the first partial cross section,
wherein the air outlet of the fan is exclusively assigned to the first partial cross section and loads the first partial cross section in the air flow direction with the entire air flow of the fan, and
wherein, during operation of the fan, the air flow can pass through the second partial cross section optionally in the air flow direction of the fan and counter to the air flow direction of the fan.

US Pat. No. 10,112,375

DRY FIBROUS MATERIAL FOR SUBSEQUENT RESIN INFUSION

Cytec Industries Inc., W...

1. A binder composition in the form of an aqueous dispersion consisting of:a. a polyhydroxyether -polyurethane copolymer, wherein the polyhydroxyether portion of the copolymer is derived from dihydric phenol and saturated epoxide, and the polyurethane portion of the copolymer is a reaction product of a polyisocyanate and a polyether or polyester polyol;
b. a methoxyalkyl melamine aminoplast cross-linker represented by Structures 1, 2, or 3 below:

where R is a methoxymethyl reactive group; and
c. a blocked sulfonic acid catalyst; and
d. water.

US Pat. No. 10,112,368

FLEXIBLE METAL LAMINATE AND PREPARATION METHOD OF THE SAME

SHENGYI TECHNOLOGY CO., L...

1. A flexible metal laminate comprising a porous polyimide resin layer, comprising:30 wt % to 95 wt % of a polyimide resin; and
5 wt % to 70 wt % of hollow fluorinated resin particles having a mean outer diameter of 0.1 ?m to 10.0 ?m;
wherein the flexible metal laminate comprises a metal film deposited on at least one side of the porous polyimide resin layer comprising at least one metal selected from the group consisting of copper, iron, nickel, titanium, aluminum, silver, gold, and alloys thereof, and
wherein the hollow fluorinated resin particles comprise an outer wall including a fluorinated resin, and a hollow core part surrounded by the outer wall and having a maximum cross-sectional diameter of 0.05 ?m to 9.5 ?m.

US Pat. No. 10,112,358

PRESS FOR SHAPING PELLETS IN A RESTRICTED AND HOSTILE ENVIRONMENT AND METHOD FOR ASSEMBLING THE PRESS

CHAMPALLE, Peronnas (FR)...

1. A press comprising:a die in which pellets are shaped by compression;
a first upper punch and a second lower punch, the upper punch and the lower punch being aligned with the die and penetrating the die by opposite ends of the die to compress the pellets and extract the pellets from the die;
a lower platen to which the lower punch is fastened;
parallel columns, also fastened to the lower platen;
a die platen and an upper punch platen to which the die and the upper punch are respectively fastened, and which are slidingly placed onto the columns;
an upper motor displacing the upper punch platen and a lower motor displacing the die platen by actuating parts;
wherein the actuating parts of the motors are joined to the die platen and to the upper punch platen by detachable connections comprising screws,
the upper punch is joined to the upper punch platen by detachable connections comprising screws,
the lower punch is joined to the lower platen by detachable connections comprising screws, and
the actuating part of the lower motor comprises a knuckle connector joined to the die platen and to an actuating rod of the lower motor, the actuating rod being at a non-zero angle with the columns.

US Pat. No. 10,112,330

MOULD, PARTICULARLY INJECTION MOULD, AND INJECTION MOULDING METHOD USING SUCH A MOULD

Safran Aircraft Engines, ...

1. A mold optionally an injection mold, comprising a plurality of blocks that, in an assembled position, define a mold cavity, wherein the mold includes at least one pusher, said pusher being configured to be housed in a first block of said plurality of blocks, in a side facing the mold cavity, and to present a first surface flush with the mold cavity when the pusher is housed in said first block, wherein the mold also includes an actuator enabling the pusher to be moved relative to the first block, and a seal configured to isolate the actuator from the mold cavity, wherein, when the blocks are in the assembled position, a second surface of said pusher is in contact with a second block other than the first block, and in that the actuator is accessible via said second surface of the pusher.

US Pat. No. 10,112,255

PLATE BONDING METHOD AND PLATE ASSEMBLY

Korea Institute of Energy...

1. A plate bonding method through lamination and bonding of two or more plates, comprising:a roughness increasing process of increasing a surface roughness of at least one surface of the two or more plates facing each other;
a coating process of uniformly coating microfine ceramic columns on the at least one surface of the two or more plates, wherein the microfine ceramic columns have a diameter of not more than 10 microns; and
a diffusion bonding process of laminating the two or more plates, then bonding the plates under heated and pressurized conditions.

US Pat. No. 10,112,249

BRAZE ALLOY LAYERED PRODUCT

ALFA LAVAL CORPORATE AB, ...

1. A method for providing a braze alloy layered product comprising the following steps:applying a mechanical blend on at least a part of a surface of a substrate, wherein the mechanical blend is a mechanical blend of at least one powder of particles of a silicon source, in which each particle is of a silicon source, and at least one powder of particles of a boron source, in which each particle is of a boron source, wherein the particles have an average particle size less than 250 ?m wherein the at least one boron source and the at least one silicon source are oxygen free except for inevitable amounts of contaminating oxygen, wherein the amount of inevitable amount of oxygen is less than 10 wt %, and wherein the weight ratio in the blend of boron and silicon is within a range from about 3:100 to about 100:3, and wherein silicon and boron are present together in the blend in at least 35 wt %, and wherein the substrate comprises a parent material having a solidus temperature above 1100° C.;
heating the substrate having the applied boron source and the applied silicon source to a temperature lower than the solidus temperature of the parent material of the substrate to form a braze alloy; and
cooling the substrate having the applied boron source and the applied silicon source, and obtaining a layer of braze alloy on the substrate, wherein the layer of braze alloy comprises the silicon source, the boron source and the elements of the parent material, wherein the braze alloy layer has a melting point lower than the parent material;
wherein the silicon source is one or more of elemental silicon, an alloy containing silicon, or a compound containing silicon; and
wherein the boron source is one or more of elemental boron, an alloy containing boron, or a compound containing boron.

US Pat. No. 10,112,247

WIRE ELECTRIC DISCHARGE MACHINE HAVING MOVABLE AXIS ABNORMAL LOAD WARNING FUNCTION

FANUC CORPORATION, Yaman...

1. A wire electric discharge machine that moves an axis in accordance with an axis feed command by a program or an operation of an operator, comprising:a machine learning device that performs machine learning of an adjustment target parameter of the axis feed command in the movement of the axis and an adjustment amount of the adjustment target parameter, wherein
the machine learning device includes:
a state observation section that acquires state data as information indicative of a movement state of the axis in the movement of the axis;
a reward condition setting section that sets a reward condition;
a reward calculation section that calculates a reward based on the state data and the reward condition;
an axis feed command adjustment learning section that performs the machine learning of an axis feed command adjustment; and
an axis feed command output section that determines the adjustment target parameter of the axis feed command and the adjustment amount of the adjustment target parameter as an adjustment action based on a result of the machine learning of the axis feed command adjustment by the axis feed command adjustment learning section and the state data, adjusts the axis feed command based on the determined adjustment action, and outputs the adjusted axis feed command, wherein
the axis feed command adjustment learning section performs the machine learning of the axis feed command adjustment based on the adjustment action, the state data acquired by the state observation section after the movement of the axis based on the outputted adjusted axis feed command, and the reward calculated by the reward calculation section,
the wire electric discharge machine is configured to move the axis in accordance with the outputted adjusted axis feed command,
the reward condition provides a positive reward in a case where a load of the axis does not exceed an abnormal load level of the axis during the movement of the axis, or in a case where damage to a mechanical section of a movable axis does not occur at a time of a collision of the movable axis, and
the reward condition provides a negative reward in a case where the load of the axis exceeds the abnormal load level of the axis during the movement of the axis, or in a case where damage to the mechanical section of the movable axis occurs at the time of the collision of the movable axis.

US Pat. No. 10,112,245

BAND SAW BLADE

Irwin Industrial Tool Com...

1. A band saw blade comprising a bi-metal blade body and a cutting edge defined by a plurality of cutting teeth with repeating pitch patterns and set patterns within pitch patterns, wherein:(i) at least one set pattern includes at least one unset or relatively light set tooth, and at least one relatively heavy set tooth;
(ii) a plurality of teeth within the pitch pattern define different pitches;
(iii) the at least one relatively heavy set tooth defines a heavy set tooth primary clearance angle, the at least one unset or relatively light set tooth defines an unset or relatively light set tooth primary clearance angle, each heavy set tooth primary clearance angle is less than or equal to 9°, each unset or relatively light set tooth primary clearance angle is less than or equal to 15°, and each heavy set tooth primary clearance angle is within the range of 4° to 6° less than each unset or relatively light set tooth primary clearance angle;
(iv) each unset or relatively light set tooth defines at least one of (a) a greater gullet area than the at least one relatively heavy set tooth, and (b) a finer pitch than the respective relatively heavy set tooth; and
(v) each tooth defines a positive rake angle within the range of 3° to 10°.

US Pat. No. 10,112,192

PIPETTE COMPRISING IMAGING DEVICE ELEMENT

Thermo Fisher Scientific ...

1. A hand-held pipette, comprising:an elongated hand-held body having a handle portion configured for gripping the pipette, a display portion located above the handle portion, and a tip portion located below the handle portion configured for supporting at least one detachable tip;
a cylinder disposed within the body and having a piston movable inside the cylinder for aspiring and dispensing liquid;
an imaging device element supported by the pipette and configured for obtaining at least one image, wherein the imaging device element comprises one of a camera unit or an optical imaging sensor including an optical lens that is focused at an area in front of the at least one tip of the pipette and/or at the at least one tip of the pipette; and
a display supported by the display portion and being configured to display at least one image from the imaging device element.

US Pat. No. 10,112,165

APPARATUS FOR GENERATING FORMALDEHYDE MONOMER VAPOR

Airgas, Inc., Radnor, PA...

1. An apparatus for generating a desired gas, comprising:an effusion tube comprising a first zone and a second zone,
wherein the first zone comprises walls of micro-porous metal tube, and a closed end,
wherein the second zone comprises non-porous metal tube, and an open end,
wherein the two-zone effusion tube is fixtured inside of a larger cylindrical metal jacket with gas entry and exit ports at opposite ends of the jacket, which allows gas to flow over the exterior of the effusion tube,
wherein the effusion tube is configured to contain a matrix comprising media containing a parent compound and an inert media, and
a heating means for heating the effusion tube, thereby producing a desired gas which exits the open end of the metal jacket.

US Pat. No. 10,112,143

GRAFTED POLYMER NANOCOMPOSITE MATERIALS, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS

The Trustees of Columbia ...

1. A system, comprising:a chamber having an inlet,
the inlet in fluid communication with a first membrane, the first membrane being configured to receive a material from the inlet and effect at least partial separation of a component of the material,
the first membrane comprising a plurality of graft nanoparticles,
a graft nanoparticle comprising a nanoparticle (a) having an average cross-sectional dimension in the range of from about 1 nm to about 50 nm and (b) having a population of polymer chains attached thereto, and
the plurality of graft nanoparticles being arranged in a periodic lattice structure.

US Pat. No. 10,112,044

FEATURES FOR ROUTING CONDUCTORS IN MEDICAL ELECTRICAL LEAD ELECTRODE ASSEMBLIES

MEDTRONIC, INC., Minneap...

1. An implantable medical system, comprising:an electrical paddle lead that comprises:
an insulative carrier including a first side and a second side opposite the first side;
at least one conductive component, the at least one conductive component including at least one tab and an electrode portion having an inward facing surface and an outward facing contact surface, the electrode portion of the at least one conductive component being disposed on the first side of the carrier, each tab of the at least one conductive component extending away from the corresponding electrode portion through the carrier and bending to extend along the second side of the carrier and bending again toward the second side of the carrier to secure the conductive component to the carrier, the carrier extending beneath at least a portion of the electrode portion of the at least one conductive component;
at least one elongate insulative tubular body;
at least one conductor extending within the at least one elongate insulative tubular body, the at least one conductor being electrically coupled to the at least one conductive component, the at least one conductive component being powered by the at least one conductor when the at least one conductor is electrically coupled to a stimulation device; and
an insulative layer molded over the at least one tab and the second side of the carrier to form a first side of a paddle-shaped body of the implantable medical electrical paddle lead.

US Pat. No. 10,112,001

METHOD AND COMPOSITION FOR REMOVING UREMIC TOXINS IN DIALYSIS PROCESSES

BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC....

1. A method of performing dialysis comprising:passing a dialysis fluid in a first flow direction through a sorbent cartridge in fluid communication with at least one of a patient or a dialyzer, the sorbent cartridge including a housing having a zirconium phosphate layer followed by at least one of a urease layer, a zirconium oxide layer, or a carbon layer, wherein the zirconium phosphate layer is first contacted by the dialysis fluid in the first flow direction before the at least one of the urease layer, zirconium oxide layer or carbon layer;
storing the dialysis fluid in a storage container; and
passing the dialysis fluid from the storage container back through the sorbent cartridge in a reverse flow direction from the first flow direction to reach the patient or the dialyzer.

US Pat. No. 10,111,892

ANTI-CANCER AGENT

Nippon Chemical Industria...

1. An anti-cancer agent comprising:at least one kind of phosphine transition metal complex selected from a group of compounds represented by Formulae (1a) to (1d),

at least one kind of phosphine transition metal complex selected from a group of compounds represented by Formulae (2a) to (2c),
anda phosphine transition metal complex represented by Formula (3),

wherein in the Formulae, R1 and R2 represent a linear or branched alkyl group, a cycloalkyl group, a cycloalkyl group having a substituent, an adamantyl group, a phenyl group, or a phenyl group having a substituent that has 1 to 10 carbon atoms; R1 and R2 are different from each other, and R1 has a higher priority than R2 as ranked according to RS notation; R3 and R4 represent a hydrogen atom or a linear or branched alkyl group having 1 to 6 carbon atoms, and may be groups that are the same as or different from each other; R3 and R4 may form a saturated or unsaturated ring by binding to each other, and the saturated or unsaturated ring may have a substituent; M represents an atom of a transition metal selected from a group consisting of gold, copper, and silver; and X? represents an anion; and
wherein the mixing ratio (molar ratio) among the total amount of the compounds represented by Formulae (1a) to (1d), the total amount of the compounds represented by Formulae (2a) to (2c), and the compound represented by Formula (3) is Formulae (1a) to (1d):Formulae (2a) to (2c):Formula (3)=20 to 80:10 to 30:10 to 80.

US Pat. No. 10,111,875

PYRROLOPYRIMIDINE COMPOUNDS AND USES THEREOF

HUTCHINSON MEDIPHARMA LIM...

1. A compound of formula (1):
wherein
R1 is chosen from hydrogen, alkyl, cycloalkyl and heterocycle, each of the said alkyl, cycloalkyl, and heterocycle, in R1 is optionally substituted with one or more groups chosen from optionally substituted lower alkyl, optionally substituted aryl, optionally substituted alkenyl, optionally substituted alkynyl, optionally substituted cycloalkyl, —C(O)Ra, —C(O)ORb, —CN, —C(O)NRcRd, halo, optionally substituted haloalkyl, optionally substituted heterocycle, optionally substituted heteroaryl, —NRcRd, —NReC(O)Ra, —NReC(O)ORb, —NReC(O)NRcRd, —NReS(O)nRf, —NReS(O)nNRcRd, —NO2, —ORb, —S(O)nRf, and —S(O)nNRcRd;
R2 is chosen from aryl, heterocycle, heteroaryl, —S(O)nRf, and —S(O)nNRcRd, wherein said aryl or heteroaryl is selected from the group consisting of
and each of the above said aryl, heterocycle, heteroaryl in R2 is optionally substituted with one or more groups chosen from optionally substituted alkyl, optionally substituted aryl, optionally substituted alkenyl, optionally substituted alkynyl, optionally substituted cycloalkyl, C(O)Ra, —C(O)ORb, —CN, —C(O)NRcRd, halo, optionally substituted haloalkyl, optionally substituted heterocycle, optionally substituted heteroaryl, —NRcRd, —NReC(O)Ra, —NReC(O)ORb, —NReC(O)NRcRd, —NReS(O)nRf, —NReS(O)nNRcRd, —NO2, —ORb, —S(O)nRf, and —S(O)nNRcRd;m is 1 and n is independently chosen from 0, 1, and 2;for each occurrence, Ra, Rb, Rc, Rd, Re and Rf are each independently chosen from hydrogen, optionally substituted alkyl, optionally substituted alkenyl, optionally substituted alkynyl, optionally substituted cycloalkyl, optionally substituted aryl, optionally substituted haloalkyl, optionally substituted heteroaryl and optionally substituted heterocycle,or Re and Rd, with the nitrogen to which they are attached, combine to form a heterocycle ring, which is optionally substituted with one or more groups chosen from halo, lower alkyl, hydroxy, and lower alkoxy, wherein the heterocycle ring further optionally comprises one or two additional heteroatoms chosen from N, O and S,wherein each optionally substituted group above can be unsubstituted or independently substituted with at least one substituent independently chosen from C1-C4 alkyl, cycloalkyl, aryl, heterocycle, heteroaryl, aryl-C1-C4 alkyl, heteroaryl-C1-C4 alkyl-, C1-C4 haloalkyl-, —OC1-C4 alkyl, —OC1-C4 alkylphenyl, —C1-C4 alkylOH, —C1-C4 alkyl-O—C1-C4 alkyl, —OC1-C4 haloalkyl, halo, —OH, —NH2, —C1-C4 alkyl-NH2, —N(C1-C4 alkyl)(C1-C4 alkyl), —NH(C1-C4 alkyl), —N(C1-C4 alkyl)(C1-C4 alkylphenyl), —NH(C1-C4 alkylphenyl), cyano, nitro, oxo, —CO2H, —C(O)OC1-C4 alkyl, —CON(C1-C4 alkyl)(C1-C4 alkyl), —CONH(C1-C4 alkyl), —CONH2, —NHC(O)(C1-C4 alkyl), —NHC(O)(phenyl), —N(C1-C4 alkyl)C(O)(C1-C4 alkyl), —N(C1-C4 alkyl)C(O)(phenyl), —C(O)C1-C4 alkyl, —C(O)C1-C4 haloalkyl, —OC(O)(C1-C4 alkyl), —SO2(C1-C4 alkyl), —SO2(phenyl), —SO2(C1-C4 haloalkyl), —SO2NH2, —SO2NH(C1-C4 alkyl), —SO2NH(phenyl), —NHSO2(C1-C4 alkyl), —NHSO2(phenyl), and —NHSO2(C1-C4 haloalkyl), in which each of phenyl, aryl, heterocycle, and heteroaryl is optionally substituted by one or more groups chosen from halo, cycloalkyl, heterocycle, C1-C4 alkyl, C1-C4 haloalkyl-, —OC1-C4 alkyl, C1-C4 alkyl-OH, —C1-C4 alkyl-O—C1-C4 alkyl, —OC1-C4 haloalkyl, cyano, nitro, —NH2, —CO2H, —C(O)OC1-C4 alkyl, —CON(C1-C4 alkyl)(C1-C4 alkyl), —CONH(C1-C4 alkyl), —CONH2, —NHC(O)(C1-C4 alkyl), —N(C1-C4 alkyl)C(O)(C1-C4 alkyl), —SO2(C1-C4 alkyl), —SO2(phenyl), —SO2(C1-C4 haloalkyl), —SO2NH2, SO2NH(C1-C4 alkyl), —SO2NH(phenyl), —NHSO2(C1-C4 alkyl), —NHSO2(phenyl), and —NHSO2(C1-C4 haloalkyl);or at least one pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,111,872

FUSED BICYCLIC 2,4-DIAMINOPYRIMIDINE DERIVATIVE AS A DUAL ALK AND FAK INHIBITOR

CEPHALON, INC., Frazer, ...

1. A method of inhibiting anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK) and focal adhesion kinase (FAK) in a subject, comprising administering to the subject a pharmaceutical composition comprising a therapeutically effective amount of a compound of Formula (I):
or a salt thereof, and at least one excipient.

US Pat. No. 10,111,864

PHOSPHOINOSITIDE 3-KINASE INHIBITOR WITH A ZINC BINDING MOIETY

Curis, Inc., Lexington, ...

1. A method of producing Compound 1,
comprising the step of reacting Compound 108,

wherein R is methyl or ethyl, with hydroxylamine, thereby producing Compound 1.

US Pat. No. 10,111,862

TRAPS IN THE TREATMENT OF MACULAR DEGENERATION

Aldeyra Therapeutics, Inc...

1. A compound of formula (I):
or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof, wherein:
A and R are attached to adjacent carbon atoms on the phenyl ring, and together with the two carbon atoms to which they are attached, form a five-membered heteroaryl ring containing one nitrogen atom and one oxygen atom, wherein the heteroaryl ring is substituted with X;
X is C1-C10 alkyl, C1-C10 alkyl substituted with C3-C6 cycloalkyl, C3-C6 cycloalkyl, aryl, aryl substituted with C1-C6 alkyl, or C1-C6 alkoxy;
n1 is 1 or 2;
T1 is halogen; and
each D is independently C1-C6 alkyl or C3-C6 cycloalkyl, or two D, together with the carbon atom to which they are attached, form a C3-C6 carbocyclic ring or a saturated heterocycle selected from the group consisting of

wherein “*” denotes the position of the carbon atom to which the two D are attached.

US Pat. No. 10,111,859

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH THE GRANULOCYTE COLONY-STIMULATING FACTOR RECEPTOR

LIGAND PHARMACEUTICALS, I...

1. A method of treating a hematopoietic or neurological disorder selected from the group consisting of granulocytopenia, neutropenia, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, multiple sclerosis, multiple dystrophy, and spinal cord injury, the method comprising administering an effective amount of a compound of Formula (II) wherein the compound of Formula (II) has the following structure:
a tautomer thereof, or a pharmaceutically acceptable salt thereof,
wherein:
R3 is selected from hydrogen, an optionally substituted C1-C6 alkyl, an optionally substituted C2-C6 alkenyl, an optionally substituted C2-C6 alkynyl, an optionally substituted C1-C6 heteroalkyl, an optionally substituted C3-C8 cycloalkyl, an optionally substituted C3-C8 cycloalkenyl, an optionally substituted C1-C6 heterocycle, an optionally substituted aryl, and an optionally substituted heteroaryl;
R4 is selected from hydrogen, an optionally substituted C1-C6 alkyl, an optionally substituted C2-C6 alkenyl, an optionally substituted C2-C6 alkynyl, an optionally substituted C1-C6 heteroalkyl, an optionally substituted C3-C8 cycloalkyl, an optionally substituted C3-C8 cycloalkenyl, an optionally substituted C1-C6 heterocycle, an optionally substituted heteroaryl, and an optionally substituted heteroarylalkyl;
R9 is selected from hydrogen, an optionally substituted C1-C6 alkyl, an optionally substituted C2-C6 alkenyl, an optionally substituted C2-C6 alkynyl, an optionally substituted C1-C6 heteroalkyl, an optionally substituted C3-C8 cycloalkyl, an optionally substituted C3-C8 cycloalkenyl, an optionally substituted C1-C6 heterocycle, an optionally substituted heteroaryl, an optionally substituted arylalkyl, an optionally substituted arylalkenyl, an optionally substituted arylalkynyl, an optionally substituted heteroarylalkyl, an optionally substituted heteroarylalkenyl, and an optionally substituted heteroarylalkynyl;
W is selected from O (oxygen) and NH;
X is N (nitrogen) or CR2; and
Y is selected from an optionally substituted C1-C6 alkyl, C2-C6 alkenyl, an optionally substituted C1-C6 heteroalkyl, an optionally substituted C1-C6 heteroalkenyl, an optionally substituted phenylalkenyl, and an optionally substituted heterocyclealkenyl.

US Pat. No. 10,111,858

PHARMACEUTICAL FOR PROPHYLAXIS OR TREATMENT OF HYPERTENSION

Daiichi Sankyo Company, L...

1. A method for the treatment of diabetic nephropathy, comprising administering to a subject in need thereof a therapeutically effective amount of a pharmaceutical comprising(i) a mineralocorticoid receptor antagonist represented by formula (I):

an atropisomer thereof, or a pharmacologically acceptable salt thereof, and
(ii) (5-methyl-2-oxo-1,3-dioxolan-4-yl) methyl-4-(1-hydroxy-1-methylethyl)-2-propyl-1-[2?-(1H-tetrazol-5-yl)biphenyl-4-ylmethyl]imidazole-5-carboxylate, or a pharmacologically acceptable salt thereof.

US Pat. No. 10,111,821

METHODS AND COMPOSITIONS FOR ADMINISTERING A SPECIFIC WAVELENGTH PHOTOTHERAPY

Applied Biology, Inc., I...

1. A method of treating a human patient suffering from psoriasis, vitiligo, atopic dermatitis, and/or pruritis, comprising:delivering, from ambient solar radiation, a dose of EMR to skin of a human subject by:
covering a region of the skin with a topical composition;
exposing the human subject to the ambient solar radiation for a predetermined period of time to generate an erythemally weighted irradiance therapeutic response; and
stopping the exposure of the human subject to the ambient solar radiation after the passage of the predetermined period of time;
wherein the topical composition comprises:
a cosmetic-grade carrier suitable for application to the human skin;
a first compound, suitable for application to human skin, which blocks more total radiation within wavelength range B (280 to 300 nm) than it blocks in wavelength range A (300 to 320 nm); and
a second compound, suitable for application to human skin, which blocks more total radiation within wavelength range C (320 to 340 nm) than it blocks in wavelength range A
wherein:
the topical composition blocks a percentage PFB of radiation in wavelength range B that is greater than a percentage PFA of radiation blocked in wavelength range A,
PFA is defined as:

PFB is defined as:

the topical composition blocks a percentage PFC of radiation in wavelength range C (320 to 340 nm) that is greater than PFA, wherein PFC is defined as:

PFC?PFA is at least about 5%; and
? is a wavelength of radiation, I(?) is an intensity of radiation according to solar irradiance standard ASTM G177-03 passing through the topical composition at a given wavelength in W/m2/nm, T(?) is the mean transmittance of a topical composition determined using the methodology outline in the US FDA Broad Spectrum Test (21 CFR 201.327(j), Jul. 5, 2011), and w(?) is a weighting function defined as:

PFB?PFA is at least about 10%; and
further wherein the first compound and the second compound are present in amounts and in a ratio such that the topical composition has an absorbance spectra forming a spectra valley defined by a wavelength range from 306 nm to 315 nm, the spectra valley allowing passage of light to generate the erythemally weighted irradiance therapeutic response,
wherein the topical composition comprises 4% hesperidin by weight percent and 1.125% or 2.5% diethylamino hydroxybenzoyl hexyl benzoate by weight percent.

US Pat. No. 10,111,818

USE OF CHARGED SURFACTANTS FOR REDUCING TEXTILE STAINING BY ANTIPERSPIRANTS

BEIERSDORF AG, Hamburg (...

1. A cosmetic or dermatological preparation, wherein the preparation comprises (i) one or more antiperspirant substances and (ii) one or more surfactants comprising one or more cationic surfactants of formula (I), a weight ratio (i):(ii) being from 1:1 to 30:1wherein:R1 represents a saturated or unsaturated linear alkyl group having from 8 to 24 carbon atoms,
R2 represents a saturated linear alkylene group having from 1 to 10 carbon atoms and being substituted with from 0 to 5 hydroxy groups,
R3, R4, R5 independently of one another represent hydrogen, a C1-C4 alkyl group, a C5 or C6 cycloalkyl group, or a C2-C4 hydroxyalkyl group, and
X represents a monovalent anion.

US Pat. No. 10,111,808

STERILE MEDICATION IDENTIFICATION AND LABELING SYSTEM

ORventions LLC, Westlake...

1. An apparatus for sterile labeling of medications and medical solutions comprising:a medication or medical solution in a first container having a sterile interior and a non-sterile exterior, the first container being received in a second container, the second container having at least a portion thereof being transparent,
at least one sterile printed label containing information specific to the medication or medical solution provided in a third container having a sterile interior and a non-sterile exterior, the third container having at least a portion thereof being transparent,
the third container being removably affixed to the exterior of the second container,
a masking element interposed between the second container and the third container for blocking at least a portion of the information contained on the at least one sterile printed label when the third container is affixed to the exterior of the second container but permitting viewing of the information on the label in the third container when the third container is not affixed to the second container,
whereby the medication or medical solution in the first container may be dispensed into a sterile container in the sterile field and one of the at least one sterile printed labels from the third container may be applied to the corresponding sterile container or medical accessory in the sterile field.

US Pat. No. 10,111,804

DYNAMIC RECOVERY AND THERAPY SYSTEM

Amchi Gendynamy Science C...

1. A massage system for a person's body, comprising:a first massaging unit coupled to an processing module and a power supply;
a first actuator housed in the first massaging unit and configured to apply a first moving pressure to the person's body in a first direction to create a first trace;
a second actuator housed in the first massaging unit and configured to apply a second moving pressure to the person's body in a second direction to create a second trace simultaneously with creation of the first trace by the first actuator;
wherein the first trace comprises a first segment of a perimeter of a rectangle from a first corner of the rectangle to a midpoint of a first edge that is adjacent to the first corner;
wherein the second trace comprises a second segment of the perimeter of the rectangle from a second corner of the rectangle to a midpoint of a second edge that is adjacent to the second corner; and
wherein the first and second edges are parallel.

US Pat. No. 10,111,801

APPARATUS FOR RELIEVING BACK PAIN

1. An apparatus for performing spinal decompression, comprising:a surface for receiving a user, the surface being inclined at an angle, obtuse to a vertical position, the surface having a pair of opposing, parallel sides, each of the pair of opposing, parallel sides having an aperture formed therein;
a support for each of the parallel sides, each support comprising:
a rod having a first end insertable into the aperture and a second end;
the second end inserted into a body; and
an armrest extending outwardly from the body.

US Pat. No. 10,111,799

TRIM-TO-FIT THERAPEUTIC COMPRESSION GARMENT SYSTEM AND METHOD

BSN Medical, Inc., Charl...

9. A method of treating a condition of a patient's limb, the method comprising:obtaining a compression garment wrappable about the limb, wherein the compression garment comprises:
an upper band;
lower bands; and
an attachment mechanism attaching the upper band to the lower bands;
obtaining a template comprising markings showing where to trim the compression garment to fit a smaller size limb, the markings indicating a compressed scale considering stretch at application of the compression garment;
taking a measurement of a circumference of the limb of the patient;
overlaying at least a portion of the compression garment with the template;
cutting the compression garment proximate a marking of the markings matching the measurement;
cutting away the upper band by trimming the attachment mechanism; and
donning the cut compression garment on the limb.

US Pat. No. 10,111,798

METHOD OF FORMING SHEET METAL CASKET SHELL

Batesville Services, Inc....

1. A casket shell precursor from which to fabricate a casket shell, said casket shell precursor comprising a rectangular tube having a pair of opposed side walls and a pair of opposed end walls, said casket shell precursor comprising:a single continuous length of sheet metal having a pair of opposite ends, a planar cross-sectional profile, and configured into said side walls and said end walls,
a rounded corner between adjacent ones of said side walls and said end walls, and
a single weld on one wall of either said side walls or said end walls joining said opposite ends of said single continuous length of sheet metal,
said casket shell precursor sized to contain the remains of a deceased.

US Pat. No. 10,111,793

IV POLE STAND STOP

1. A stop for an IV pole stand having a base mounted on a plurality of wheels and having a pole extending vertically from said base, said stop comprising an attachment member having a central opening adapted to receive said pole, and a stop pad supported on a spring arm cantilevered from said attachment member such that upon said stop pad being stepped on by a person, said spring arm can resiliently deflect downwardly such that said stop pad can be pressed against the floor to hold the pole stand in place on the floor and to resist tipping of the pole stand, wherein said attachment member is a collar comprised of a pair of collar members, a spring for holding said collar members in a closed position such that with said pole received within said central opening said collar members can substantially surround said pole, each of said collar members having a front end and a rear end, the front ends of said collar members being biased to a closed position by said spring, the front ends of said collar members each having a cam surface configured such that upon the front ends of said collar members being forcefully pressed against said pole said cam surfaces can force the front ends of said collar members apart so that said pole can pass therebetween to be received in said central opening and so that when said pole is received in said central opening said spring can resiliently close said collar members, and said stop pad supported on said spring arm cantilevered from one of said collar members such that upon said stop pad being stepped on by the person, said spring arm will resiliently deflect downwardly and said stop pad can be pressed against the floor to hold the pole stand in place on the floor and to resist tipping of the pole stand.

US Pat. No. 10,111,788

PACKAGE CONTAINING A PLURALITY OF WRAPPED ABSORBENT ARTICLES

UNICHARM CORPORATION, Eh...

1. A package comprising:wrapped absorbent articles comprising: an absorbent article having an absorber; and a wrapper for individually wrapping the absorbent article, the absorbent article being placed on the wrapper and folded together with the wrapper, and the absorbent article being wrapped individually by the wrapper; and
a bag containing the plurality of wrapped absorbent articles, wherein
the wrapped absorbent articles are provided with a perfume,
at least one surface of the bag comprises: aperture through which the perfume of the wrapped absorbent articles contained in the bag can pass; and a perfume indicator for indicating an existence of the perfume,
a compressibility of the package is 10% or more when a load of 1.35 kg in weight is applied in an area of 100 mm×200 mm of the package for ten seconds, and
a compression resilience of the package is 95% or more after ten seconds has passed after removal of the load.

US Pat. No. 10,111,784

DEVICE FOR PRODUCING DISPOSABLE WEARABLE ARTICLE AND METHOD FOR PRODUCING DISPOSABLE WEARABLE ARTICLE

Zuiko Corporation, Setts...

1. A device for producing a disposable wearable article, comprising:a doubling unit provided in a line for continuously conveying a sheet and configured to double the sheet together with an absorber such that opposite side edges of the sheet having the absorber arranged thereon are proximate to or overlapped with each other; and
a joining/cutting unit provided in the line and configured to join parts of the doubled sheet at opposite sides of a crotch part having the absorber arranged thereon and then cut the joined parts,
the joining/cutting unit including a drum having a peripheral surface and rotatable with the doubled sheet placed on the peripheral surface, at least one joining mechanism configured to join the parts of the doubled sheet at the opposite sides of the crotch part between the joining mechanism and the drum, a cutting mechanism arranged downstream of the joining mechanism in a rotating direction of the drum and configured to cut the parts of the sheet joined by the joining mechanism between the cutting mechanism and the drum, a claw member mounted on the drum to be vertically movable with respect to the peripheral surface of the drum, and a vertically moving cam mechanism configured to move the claw member downward to press a part of the sheet between the crotch parts against the peripheral surface of the drum on a side upstream of the at least one joining mechanism in the rotating direction of the drum and move the claw member upward to release the pressing on a side downstream of the cutting mechanism in the rotating direction of the drum,
the vertically moving cam mechanism including a cam disc having an eccentric cam groove, facing a side surface of the drum and coaxially arranged with the drum and a cam follower provided on the claw member and configured to be engaged with the eccentric cam groove so that the claw member vertically moves according to the rotation of the drum, and
the joining/cutting unit further including a phase adjusting mechanism capable of adjusting a phase of the eccentric cam groove with respect to the drum.

US Pat. No. 10,111,783

SILICA FIBER COMPOSITION AND METHOD OF USE

American Nano, LLC, Clem...

25. A method for making and using a silica fiber composition, the method comprising:preparing a sol that contains 70% to 90% tetraethyl orthosilicate (TEOS) by weight, 12% to 25% ethanol by weight, 1% to 10% water by weight, and an acid catalyst;
transitioning the sol to a sol-gel for 2 to 7 days under conditions where humidity is within the range of 40% to 80%, and the temperature is within the range of 50 to 90° F.;
electrospinning the sol-gel into a silica fiber mat; and
combining at least a portion of the silica fiber mat with a liquid or gelatinous composition.

US Pat. No. 10,111,780

GOGGLE LENS AND FACE GASKET ENGAGEMENT SYSTEM

Abominable Labs, LLC, La...

1. A goggle having a lens and interchangeable face gasket engagement system comprising:a. a lens member having a posterior inner surface and first and second ends;
b. latch members pivotably attached to said lens member, one latch member attached adjacent each end of said lens member, each latch member having at least one face gasket member engagement portion;
c. a flexible face gasket member further comprising a plurality of corresponding latch member engagement portions, each latch member engagement portion of said gasket member for engaging a corresponding one of the gasket member engagement portions of said latch members, at least one of said lens member and said flexible face gasket member further comprising a plurality of other alignment protrusions thereon, whereas the other of said lens member and said flexible face gasket member further comprises corresponding receptacles aligned with the other protrusions for aligning and helping to retain said face gasket member with said lens member when engaged thereon; and
d. A strap member having first and second ends, each end interconnected to one of said latch members for securing the goggle lens and face gasket engagement system to a user's head.

US Pat. No. 10,111,778

BSS-ONLY MULTI-SPORT LASER PROBE

Novartis AG, Basel (CH)

1. An optical surgical probe comprising:a cylindrical cannula;
a light guide partially within the cannula, configured
to receive a light beam from a light source through a proximal end,
to guide the light beam to a distal end of the light guide, and
to emit the light beam through the distal end of the light guide;
a multi-spot generator at a distal end of the cannula, the multi-spot generator including
an optical element with a proximal surface to receive the emitted light beam, the optical element having an index of refraction noe in the range of 1.45-1.70; and
a focusing lens comprising at least one of a ball lens, a plano-convex lens, a bi-convex lens, a concave-convex lens, and a meniscus lens, positioned inside the optical element to focus the received light beam into a focused beam, the focusing lens having an index of refraction nfl in the range of 1.65-1.85, wherein
the optical element has a faceted distal surface comprising at least one facet forming an acute facet-angle in the range of 20-60 degrees with respect to a portion of an optical axis centered in the cannula proximal to the faceted distal surface, the at least one facet configured
to split the focused beam into multiple distally emitted beam-components when the optical surgical probe is operated in a fluid with a fluid index of refraction in the range of 1.30-1.40, and
to confine the focused beam into the optical surgical probe when the optical surgical probe is operated in air.

US Pat. No. 10,111,777

TRACTION-LIMITING VITRECETOMY PROBE

Novartis AG, Basel (CH)

1. A vitrectomy probe comprising:a body;
a cutter extending from the body, the cutter comprising:
an outer cutter portion; and
an inner cutter portion slideable within the outer cutter portion between an extended position and a retracted position;
a diaphragm coupled to the inner cutter portion and disposed within a chamber formed in the body and dividing the chamber into a first chamber portion and a second chamber portion, the diaphragm moveable in a first direction to retract the inner cutter portion in response to a first pneumatic pressure introduced into the first chamber portion; and
a first valve coupled to the inner cutter portion, at least a portion of the valve disposed in the first chamber portion and adapted to close upon introduction of the first pneumatic pressure into the first chamber portion.

US Pat. No. 10,111,775

APPLICATOR FOR SUPERFICIAL CORNEAL MEDICAMENTS

1039578 B.C. Ltd, Vancou...

1. A corneal applicator for applying a fluid medicament onto a corneal surface comprising:an elongated, hollow shaft comprising a lumen for holding the fluid medicament, the shaft having a proximal end and a distal end with the lumen extending therebetween, wherein the shaft defines a shaft axis and has a decreasing taper in a distal direction;
a ring member connected with the shaft, wherein the ring member surrounds an aperture and defines a ring plane with a central axis centered in the aperture and perpendicular to the ring plane, and wherein the aperture of the ring member is in fluid communication with the lumen of the shaft; and
an injection portion connected with the proximal end of the shaft configured to inject the fluid medicament into the aperture of the ring member to create a bubble of the fluid medicament held therein by surface tension across the aperture for depositing the fluid medicament onto the corneal surface.

US Pat. No. 10,111,768

SYSTEM, METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR PLACING THERAPEUTIC DEVICES IN A HEART

MWEST, LLC, Farmington, ...

1. A guiderail catheter for use in positioning sheaths into the Coronary Sinus (“CS”) comprising:a biocompatible polymer coating covering woven or braided elements that provide for shapeability with manual stripping of the guiderail catheter at the distal end into a J curve, shapeability with manual stripping of the guiderail catheter at the distal tip that is secondary to the J curve at the distal end, a 1:1 torque of the guiderail catheter from a proximal handle of the guiderail catheter to a distal tip of the guiderail catheter, a radiopaque marker at the distal tip and wherein the guiderail catheter has been shaped to form a J curve at its distal end and wherein the radiopaque marker at the distal tip does not receive nor transmit an electrical signal when the guiderail catheter is in use and wherein there are no pacing or recording wires in the guiderail catheter and wherein the radiopaque marker comprises a first radiopaque marker pair with each marker of the first radiopaque marker pair separated by a first distance and a second radiopaque marker pair with each marker of the second radiopaque marker pair separated by a second distance wherein the first radiopaque marker pair is separated from the second radiopaque marker pair by a third distance which is greater than the first distance and the second distance such that the radiopaque marker enhances the two and three dimensional perspective of the catheter when the catheter is in use.

US Pat. No. 10,111,765

ALIGNMENT SYSTEM FOR MULTIPLE BRANCH ENDOGRAFTS

Red Vascular Technologies...

1. A system for treating disease involving branching vessels of a mammal, comprising:a main cover (412) having a main lumen permitting fluid flow therethrough, a first take-off opening (432) wherein the main cover is configured to expand in, and contact a wall of, a main vessel of a mammal; and
a first branch cover (422) attached to the first take-off opening (432) on one side of the main cover (412) and having a branch lumen in fluid communication with the main lumen, wherein the main cover is configured to expand in, and contact a wall of, a first branch vessel that branches from the main vessel;
wherein the branch cover (422) has a longitudinal length extending from the take-off (432) to a distal end of the branch cover and wherein the branch cover is tapered from a wide cross-section where connected to the take-off opening to a narrower cross-section along more distal portions (421) of the branch cover's axial length; and
wherein the branch cover is integrally formed with the main cover and is configured move relatively freely axially, radially, and rotationally along its long axis to accommodate placement in a branch artery whose ostium at a main vessel is axially and/or radially misaligned with the branch graft cover's take-off opening.

US Pat. No. 10,111,764

PROSTHESIS INCLUDING RETRACTABLE ANCHORING MEMBERS

COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES...

1. A prosthesis for engaging with a body vessel comprising:a tubular frame comprising rings which are concentric along an axis of the tubular frame, the rings have a serpentine shape with apexes in a longitudinal direction such that the rings are configured to move between a compressed configuration and an expanded configuration, a first ring of the rings comprises:
a first apex comprising:
a first anchoring member extending radially outward; and
a first crossbar extending radially inward; and
a second apex that neighbors the first apex,
wherein the first crossbar extends toward the second apex and extends radially inward further than the second apex, and when in the compressed configuration, the first crossbar engages the second apex such that the first apex and the second apex move radially away from each other and the first anchoring member is moved radially inward further than the second apex.

US Pat. No. 10,111,763

NON-CONTACT CAPACITIVE SENSING SYSTEM FOR ROBOTIC LOWER-LIMB PROSTHESIS

Peking University, Beiji...

1. A non-contact capacitive sensing system for a robotic prosthesis, comprising: a sensing front end configured to form coupling capacitors with a human body; a signal sampling unit configured to convert capacitance values of the coupling capacitors to digitalized capacitance signals; and a signal processing unit configured to regulate the digitalized capacitance signals sampled by the signal sampling unit and transmit the regulated digitalized capacitance signals to subsequent processors;wherein the sensing front end is composed of capacitance electrodes with multi channels, each of which is placed between a prosthetic socket and a stump sock and is configured to couple with the human body to form the coupling capacitors; the capacitance electrodes are adhered to an outer surface of the stump sock and insulated from an inner surface of the prosthetic socket with insulated tapes and all electrodes are connected to the signal sampling unit with shielding lines;
wherein the signal sampling unit comprises a capacitance-to-digital (CTD) module disposed over a reference capacitor and a control module; wherein the CTD module is configured to measure a charge-and-recharge cycle time of the reference capacitor and the coupling capacitors under test, and transmit a value to the control module; the control module is configured to calculate under-test capacitance values based on a ratio of charge-and-recharge cycle between the reference capacitor and the coupling capacitors under test, and transmit the capacitance value to the signal processing unit; and
wherein the signal processing unit comprises a digital filter module and a communication module; the digital filter module is configured to remove noises in the capacitance value to obtain filtered data; the communication module is configured to transmit the filtered data to the subsequent processors.

US Pat. No. 10,111,758

EXPANDABLE INTERVERTEBRAL CAGE ASSEMBLIES

SPECTRUM SPINE IP HOLDING...

1. An expandable cage for insertion into an intervertebral space, comprising:a cage body having an upper portion and a lower portion, the upper portion having an upper bone contact surface and an upper portion lower surface, the lower portion having a lower bone contact surface and a lower portion upper surface, wherein the upper portion and the lower portion each define a window configured to permit bone growth therethrough
an elongate expander positioned substantially therebetween the upper portion lower surface and the lower portion upper surface, the elongate expander comprising a feature for receipt of a means for actuating longitudinal translation of the elongate expander, wherein longitudinal translation of the elongate expander in a proximal direction causes the expander to act upon portions of the upper portion and the lower portion to expand the cage body by separating the upper portion from the lower portion; and
wherein the expandable cage comprises a tapered distal end tapering from a proximal portion to the distal end and extending at least partially beyond a distal end of the upper and lower portions when the expandable cage is in an unexpanded position.

US Pat. No. 10,111,753

ADDITIVE AND SUBTRACTIVE MANUFACTURING PROCESS FOR PRODUCING IMPLANTS WITH HOMOGENEOUS BODY SUBSTANTIALLY FREE OF PORES AND INCLUSIONS

Titan Spine, Inc., Mequo...

1. A method for producing an implant substantially free of pores and inclusions and having one or more bioactive surfaces, comprising:(a) melting a metal source material to form a molten metal;
(b) depositing the molten metal onto a substrate to form a layer of the implant;
(c) depositing the molten metal onto the previously formed layer of the implant to form the next layer of the implant, wherein depositing the molten metal according to this step partially melts the previously formed layer onto which the molten metal is deposited, thereby producing a substantially homogenous and substantially unitary crystal structure between the previously formed layer and the next layer;
(d) repeating step (c) until the implant is completed;
(e) optionally, partially remelting one or more surfaces of the implant to smooth the one or more surfaces;
(f) etching or partially melting one or more surfaces of the implant to form macro structures and micro structures in the one or more surfaces; and
(g) after step (f), etching the one or more surfaces of the implant to form nano structures in the one or more surfaces, thereby producing an implant substantially free of pores and inclusions and having one or more bioactive surfaces, with the proviso that the method does not include remelting or compression of the implant to homogenize the layers.

US Pat. No. 10,111,752

CRANIOPLASTY PLATE

UNIVERSITY OF IOWA RESEAR...

1. A cranioplasty plate, comprising: a body adapted to cover a skull opening exposing the brain and having opposite upper and lower surfaces and a perimeter edge; a gasket on the lower surface of the body adjacent the perimeter to space the body apart from the skull; the gasket being adapted to shrink over time so that the body settles onto the skull;elastic fasteners fixed to the body and extending radially outward; and
cranial screws adapted to fix the elastic fasteners to the skull;
whereby the elastic fasteners pull the body towards the skull as the gasket shrinks over time.

US Pat. No. 10,111,751

NATIVE VALVE REPAIR DEVICES AND PROCEDURES

Edwards Lifesciences Corp...

1. A valve repair device for repairing a native valve of a patient, the valve repair device comprising:a pair of paddles that are movable between an open position and a closed position;
a pair of gripping members that each have a barbed portion for securing the gripping member to the native valve of the patient;
wherein each gripping member of the pair of gripping members is slidably attached to a corresponding paddle of the pair of paddles;
wherein each gripping member is moved in a first direction along the paddle before the barbed portion of the gripping member pierces the native valve of the patient; and
wherein each gripping member is moved in a direction along the paddle substantially opposite the first direction after the barbed portion pierces the native valve of the patient such that the gripping members create a tensioning force on the native valve of the patient.

US Pat. No. 10,111,750

METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR THERAPY OF AORTIC VALVE

Jeko Metodiev Madjarov, ...

1. A device for supporting a valve annulus comprising:a plurality of spaced apart support members configured to be sutured to tissue surrounding a valve opening so as to support leaflets of the valve to promote sufficient closure of the leaflets;
a connecting member extending between and connecting the support members; and
at least one adjustor engaged with the connecting member and configured to modify a length of the connecting member between two adjacent support members,
wherein each support member comprises at least two channels extending through at least a portion of a length of the respective support member at different heights with respect to an overall thickness of the respective support member,
wherein each channel is configured to receive a portion of the connecting member therethrough, wherein each support member comprises a passageway between the at least two channels, and
wherein each passageway is configured to allow selection of one of the channels for receipt of the connecting member such that the device is configured to be adjusted in at least two dimensions to support the valve leaflets and promote sufficient closure of the leaflets.

US Pat. No. 10,111,749

PROSTHETIC VALVE WITH FLOW DIRECTOR

Medtronic Vascular, Inc.,...

1. A prosthetic valve having an inflow end opposite an outflow end, the prosthetic valve comprising:a stent frame defining a lumen;
a valve structure disposed within the lumen and configured to define an inflow side and an outflow side opposite the inflow side;
wherein an outflow track is established within the lumen downstream of the outflow side and along which fluid flow from the valve structure progresses; and
a baffle structure connected to the stent frame downstream of the outflow side; wherein the baffle structure further includes a plurality of baffle members each projecting into the lumen.

US Pat. No. 10,111,748

PROSTHETIC VALVE FOR REPLACING MITRAL VALVE

Edwards Lifesciences Corp...

1. A method for implanting a prosthetic valve at a mitral valve region of a heart, the mitral valve region having a native mitral annulus, the method comprising:delivering to the native mitral annulus a prosthetic valve comprising:
a frame having an expanded and a collapsed state, the frame having a longitudinal axis and comprising:
a main body having an atrial end and a ventricular end, the main body defining inner and outer surfaces;
a lower anchoring portion at the ventricular end of the main body that comprises a plurality of anchors, each of the anchors having a first end that is attached to the main body and a second end that is spaced from the first end; and
an upper anchoring portion at the atrial end of the main body that comprises an atrial portion configured to be positioned on an atrial side of the native mitral annulus, the atrial portion comprising a plurality of struts, the atrial portion having a first end that is attached to the main body and a second end that is spaced from the first end; and
a valve structure attached to the inner surface of the main body of the frame;
wherein when the frame is in the collapsed state, the upper and lower anchoring portions are oriented substantially along the longitudinal axis of the frame;
wherein when the frame transitions from the collapsed state to the expanded state, the lower anchoring portion transitions to a configuration that is no longer oriented substantially along the longitudinal axis of the frame; and
wherein the lower anchoring portion is configured to capture tissue at the ventricular side of the native mitral annulus between the lower anchoring portion and the outer surface of the main body as the frame transitions from the collapsed state to the expanded state; and
expanding the frame to anchor the prosthetic valve at the native mitral annulus.

US Pat. No. 10,111,746

PROSTHETIC CAPSULAR DEVICES, SYSTEMS, AND METHODS

Omega Ophthalmics LLC, V...

1. A prosthetic capsular device configured to be inserted in a natural capsular bag of an eye after removal of a lens, the device comprising:a housing structure capable of containing an intraocular device, the housing structure comprising:
an anterior portion, wherein the anterior portion comprises an anterior opening, wherein the anterior opening is capable of allowing at least one of insertion, removal, or replacement of the intraocular device, and wherein the anterior opening is further configured to be coupled to a refractive surface to cover the anterior opening;
a posterior portion, wherein the posterior portion comprises a posterior opening wherein the posterior opening is capable of allowing at least one of insertion, removal, or replacement of the intraocular device, and wherein the posterior opening is further configured to be coupled to a refractive surface to cover the posterior opening; and
a continuous lateral portion interposed between the anterior portion and the posterior portion, wherein the continuous lateral portion protrudes radially beyond the anterior portion and the posterior portion, wherein the continuous lateral portion fully encloses a lateral side of the housing structure, wherein an internal cavity of the continuous lateral portion forms a groove for containing the intraocular device,
wherein the housing structure is symmetrical over a plane at a midpoint of the continuous lateral portion between the anterior portion and the posterior portion; and
a refractive surface configured to be attached to at least one of the anterior opening or the posterior opening;
wherein the refractive surface comprises a plurality of tabs for affixing the refractive surface to at least one of the anterior opening or the posterior opening, and wherein the plurality of tabs protrudes from the refractive surface in alternating posterior and anterior directions.

US Pat. No. 10,111,745

ACCOMMODATING INTRAOCULAR LENS

LensGen, Inc., Irvine, C...

1. An accommodating intraocular lens (IOL) comprising:an anterior lens;
a flexible posterior surface comprising a concave central portion surrounding an optical axis, wherein the concave central portion is coupled to an outer circumferential portion of the flexible posterior surface;
an articulating member joining the anterior lens and the posterior surface, the articulating member comprising anterior and posterior arms coupling the anterior lens and the posterior surface, respectively, and a peripheral portion coupled to the anterior and posterior arms, the peripheral portion having a length extending radially away from the anterior and posterior arms and having a thickness that is greater than each of a thickness of the anterior arm and a thickness of the posterior arm; and
a first posterior flex region disposed about the posterior arm and at a distance from the peripheral portion, the first posterior flex region permitting the flexible posterior surface to articulate relative to the posterior arm, to decrease the radius of curvature of the posterior surface as the peripheral portion on opposing sides of the IOL move toward one another in a first state and to increase the radius of curvature of the posterior surface as the peripheral portion on opposite sides of the IOL move away from one another in a second state, the first posterior flex region having a reduced thickness as compared to each of the posterior arm and the flexible posterior surface.

US Pat. No. 10,111,740

DECELLULARIZED BIOLOGICALLY-ENGINEERED TUBULAR GRAFTS

Regents of the University...

1. A decellularized, biologically-engineered, tubular extracellular matrix comprising circumferentially aligned fibers and exhibiting a burst pressure of at least 4000 mm Hg and greater tensile stiffness in the circumferential direction than in the longitudinal direction, wherein the decellularized, biologically-engineered, tubular extracellular matrix is made by a method comprising: preparing a hydrogel comprising matrix-producing cells, fibrinogen and thrombin, wherein the matrix-producing cells comprise fibroblasts and are grown for between three five and seven passages before being combined with the fibrinogen and thrombin; molding the hydrogel around a mandrel into a hollow tubular hydrogel; culturing the hollow tubular hydrogel under appropriate conditions that comprises circumferentially stretching or distending the hollow tube while providing or allowing for an axial length of the hollow tube to shorten, wherein, upon culturing the tubular hydrogel under appropriate conditions, the matrix-producing cells, the fibrinogen and the thrombin produce a cell-produced tubular extracellular matrix; removing the mandrel from the cell-produced tubular extracellular matrix; and decellularizing the cell-produced tubular extracellular matrix, thereby producing the decellularized, biologically-engineered, tubular extracellular matrix.

US Pat. No. 10,111,721

HYBRID ROBOTIC SURGERY WITH MIRRORED AND MIMICKED MOTION

Ethicon LLC, Guaynabo, P...

1. A surgical system, comprising:an electromechanical tool;
an electronic control system in electronic communication with the electromechanical tool, the control system being configured to control operation of the electromechanical tool;
a controller actuable to communicate a control signal to the electromechanical tool via the electronic control system to operate the electromechanical tool; and
a switch;
wherein the electromechanical tool has a first mode of operation in which the electromechanical tool mimics movement of the controller, and a second mode of operation in which the electromechanical tool mirrors movement of the controller; and
wherein the switch is configured to switch the electromechanical tool between the first and second modes, and the switch is configured to disable one or more sensors upon activation.

US Pat. No. 10,111,716

SYSTEM FOR AND METHOD OF PERFORMING SONASURGERY

SONACARE MEDICAL, LLC, , ...

1. A system for performing a surgical procedure, the system comprising:preoperative images of a region of a patient to be treated;
a room coordinate system established by a minimum of three reference markers placed or identified on the patient, the room coordinate system configured to create a uniform reference point in an operating room for the surgical procedure;
a sheath configured to be inserted at least partially into a single surgical port created in the patient proximate a target volume;
a series of interchangeable probes configured to be inserted in series at least partially into the sheath, each probe including a shaft and at least one tool at a distal end thereof, the at least one tool of one of the series of interchangeable probes including i) at least one sensor configured to provide at least one operative image of the target volume of the patient and ii) at least one of a laser, a haptic feedback sensor, a pressure sensor, and a transducer configured to provide at least one of ultrasound imaging and therapy, a proximal end of the shaft of each probe being operatively connected to at least one motor to permit manipulation of at least one of a position and an orientation of the at least one tool; and
at least one controller configured to i) fuse, prior to commencing the surgical procedure, the at least one operative image from the sensor with the preoperative images, ii) manipulate at least a portion of one of the series of interchangeable probes to treat the target volume, iii) track the at least one tool in real-time, and iv) display the position of the at least one tool on a screen,
wherein the at least one controller monitors a position and orientation of the sheath such that the probes are inserted and removed from the sheath while maintaining a desired orientation of all of the probes along a same or substantially same trajectory into and out of the sheath.

US Pat. No. 10,111,713

SURGERY ASSISTANCE APPARATUS, SURGERY ASSISTANCE METHOD AND NON-TRANSITORY COMPUTER-READABLE RECORDING MEDIUM HAVING STORED THEREIN SURGERY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

FUJIFILM CORPORATION, To...

1. A surgery assistance apparatus that is connected to a display device, the apparatus comprising:a memory; and
a processor connected to the memory and configured to:
obtain a three-dimensional medical image of a subject to be examined;
extract a region of target tissue from the obtained three-dimensional medical image;
extract an abnormal region from the extracted region of target tissue;
obtain, based on each of at least two excision region determination conditions, at least two excision methods, each of which is classified by excision regions satisfying the each of at least two excision region determination conditions for the abnormal region; and
display images on the display device, of the at least two obtained excision methods,
wherein each of the images is generated according to each of the at least two excision methods, and is displayed on the display device so that an excision region which is determined by each of the at least two excision methods, is distinguishable from another region,
wherein the processor obtains evaluation values corresponding to the respective excision region determination conditions,
wherein the display device displays the obtained evaluation values, and
wherein the display device displays a list in which the excision methods corresponding to the respective excision region determination conditions and the evaluation values are correlated with each other.

US Pat. No. 10,111,709

RAPID EXCHANGE BIAS LASER CATHETER DESIGN

The Spectranetics Corpora...

1. A method comprising:positioning a catheter within a vessel, wherein the catheter comprises:
a catheter body having a proximal end, a distal end, and a lumen disposed between the proximal end and the distal end, the lumen having an aperture at the distal end;
a light guide having a proximal end and a distal end, the light guide being at least partially disposed within the lumen and movable therein, wherein the light guide is coupled to a laser;
a distal tip distally extending from the distal end of the catheter body;
a retaining wire coupled with the distal tip and slidably positioned with the light guide; and
a balloon carried by the distal tip distally of the aperture;
inflating the balloon, wherein the balloon cooperates with the retaining wire to adjust the distal end of the light guide into a position substantially parallel with the distal tip; and
activating the laser to ablate material within the vessel.

US Pat. No. 10,111,701

MICRO-BIPOLAR ENDOSCOPIC ENDONASAL CAUTERY DEVICE

THE REGENTS OF THE UNIVER...

1. An endoscopic electrosurgical forceps apparatus, comprising:a proximal handle assembly comprising at least one actuating handle;
an outer tube having a longitudinal axis and a proximal end coupled to and extending from said proximal handle assembly;
an inner shaft slidably disposed in said outer tube, said inner shaft having a proximal end coupled to the proximal handle assembly;
wherein the inner shaft and outer tube are coupled to the proximal handle assembly such that actuation of the at least one actuating handle drives the inner shaft to translate axially within the outer tube along the longitudinal axis;
a pair of forceps tips each having a free distal end and a proximal end coupled to the inner shaft via an actuating member; and
a coupling member coupled to the actuating member and forceps tips;
said forceps tips being slidably coupled to said coupling member such that axial motion of the inner shaft within the outer tube as a result of operation of said proximal handle assembly drives the forceps tips to open and close with respect to each other;
wherein motion of the forceps tips from an open orientation to a closed orientation is substantially orthogonal to the longitudinal axis such that the distal ends of the forceps tips are constrained at the same axial location along the longitudinal axis;
wherein the forceps tips comprise bipolar electrosurgical electrodes configured to cauterize tissue in contact with the forceps tips;
wherein each of the forceps tips form a dovetail joint with respect to the coupling member;
wherein the dovetail joint constrains motion of the forceps tips orthogonally to the longitudinal axis;
wherein the actuating member is fixed to a distal end of the inner shaft;
wherein the coupling member is fixed to the outer tube; and
wherein the actuating member is configured to slideably reciprocate within an axial channel of the coupling member to drive actuation of the forceps tips.

US Pat. No. 10,111,699

RF TISSUE SEALER, SHEAR GRIP, TRIGGER LOCK MECHANISM AND ENERGY ACTIVATION

Ethicon LLC, Guaynabo, P...

1. An electrosurgical instrument for operating on tissue, comprising:a first arm comprising a first handle and a first jaw;
a second arm pivotally connected to the first arm, the second arm comprising:
a second handle;
a second jaw comprising an electrode operable to deliver radio frequency (RF) energy to tissue;
an energy button operable to activate the RF energy;
a knife configured to translate within slots defined in the first and second jaws; and
a push plate operably connected to the knife such that a proximal motion of the push plate extends the knife and a distal motion of the push plate retracts the knife; and
a knife lockout mechanism comprising a first end of a movement arm pivotally connected at a first end of the first arm, wherein the movement arm is operable to prevent operation of the knife.

US Pat. No. 10,111,696

IMPLANT

DEPUY SYNTHES PRODUCTS, I...

1. An assembly for implantation in a patient comprising:an implant comprising:
a rear end for manipulating the implant;
a front end comprising an uncured layer of a polymerizable and/or cross-linkable material, the uncured layer being configured to contact a surface of a bone and adhere the implant to the surface of the bone, wherein the front end is substantially flat and does not include an opening;
a cylindrical core extending from the rear end of the implant to the front end of the implant;
a section of said cylindrical core made of a rigid transparent polymer adjacent to the front end configured to transmit visible and/or UV light from the rear end of the implant to the front end of the implant; and
a bone plate comprising a plurality of plate holes, each plate hole having an internal thread,
wherein said implant is a fixation element for attaching the bone plate to the bone without the implant penetrating further than a cortical layer of the bone, the fixation element including a rear side at said rear end, one or more lateral sides, a front side at said front end for insertion into one of said plate holes, and an external thread on the cylindrical core extending from said rear side to said front side for engaging with the internal thread of said one of said plate holes, said front side being provided with said uncured layer of the polymerizable and/or cross-linkable material,
wherein the assembly is configured to be attached to the bone without the bone being penetrated further than the cortical layer of the bone.

US Pat. No. 10,111,691

EXPANDABLE INTRAMEDULLARY SYSTEMS AND METHODS OF USING THE SAME

Globus Medical, Inc., Au...

1. A system for stabilizing a long bone, the system comprising:an expandable intramedullary nail configured to extend through an intramedullary canal of a long bone, the intramedullary nail having a proximal portion and a distal portion, the proximal portion having an opening extending therethrough, and the distal portion having one or more expandable fixation members disposed in the intramedullary nail in a contracted position, wherein, upon mechanical actuation of the one or more fixation members, the one or more fixation members linearly extend from the intramedullary nail to an expanded position to securely anchor the distal portion of intramedullary nail in the intramedullary canal; and
a proximal anchor positioned through the opening and configured to secure the proximal portion of the intramedullary nail,
wherein the one or more expandable fixation members have an outer surface that is substantially planar with a curve that conforms to a cross-sectional shape of the intramedullary nail, and
wherein each outer surface of the one or more expandable fixation members is substantially parallel to the intramedullary nail when extended to the expanded position.

US Pat. No. 10,111,688

SYSTEM FOR TREATING BONE FRACTURES

McGinley Engineered Solut...

1. A method for restoring a subchondral bone fragment of a fractured bone, comprising:providing a beam proximate to the subchondral bone fragment; and
rotating the beam about an axis of rotation so as to reposition the subchondral bone fragment, wherein rotating the beam comprises inserting a positioning device through the bone to engage the beam such that the beam rotates about the axis of rotation and repositions the subchondral bone fragment.

US Pat. No. 10,111,685

METHOD AND STRUCTURE FOR SELECTIVELY LOCKING PORTIONS OF A SEAL ASSEMBLY

Covidien LP, Mansfield, ...

1. A seal assembly for a surgical access device, the seal assembly comprising:a lower housing configured to couple to a sleeve of the surgical access device;
an upper housing supported on the lower housing and movable relative to the lower housing between first and second rotational orientations to selectively secure the upper and lower housings together; and
a first lock component secured to the lower housing and a second lock component secured to the upper housing, the first lock component configured to move between a locked position to engage the second lock component and retain the upper and lower housings in the second rotational orientation to prevent removal of the upper housing from the lower housing, and an unlocked position to enable the upper housing to move to the first rotational orientation and enable the upper housing to be removed from the lower housing, the first lock component normally biased toward the locked position.

US Pat. No. 10,111,684

ADAPTER ASSEMBLY INCLUDING A REMOVABLE TROCAR ASSEMBLY

Covidien LP, Mansfield, ...

1. An adapter assembly for connecting a loading unit to a handle assembly, the adapter assembly comprising:a sleeve;
a trocar assembly releasably securable with the sleeve, the trocar assembly including a housing defining first and second locking slots, wherein the trocar assembly moves longitudinally with respect to the sleeve and is configured to attach to an anvil assembly; and
a locking mechanism configured to releasably secure the trocar assembly within the sleeve, the locking mechanism including first and second locking members configured for selective reception within the first and second locking slots, respectively of the trocar housing.

US Pat. No. 10,111,681

HAND HELD DERMAPLANING DEVICE AND DERMAPLANING PROCESS

DD Karma LLC, Highland P...

1. A blade assembly for use with a hand-held skin treatment device, the skin treatment device including first and second rails for detachably coupling the blade assembly thereto, the blade assembly comprising:an elongated blade holder configured to be slidably attached to the skin treatment device in a longitudinal direction, the blade holder including first and second ends and first and second sides extending in the longitudinal direction between the first and second ends;
first and second slots extending in the longitudinal direction between the first and second ends of the blade holder, the first slot extending along the first side and the second slot extending along the second side, the first and second slots configured to slidably receive the first and second rails of the skin treatment device;
an elongated blade supported by the blade holder, the blade extending in the longitudinal direction and including a cutting edge; and
at least one first notch located on the first side of the blade holder and at least one second notch located on the second side of the blade holder, the at least one first and second notches located between the first and second slots and the blade edge, each of the at least one first and second notches configured to cooperate with a blade retainer to hold the blade holder in position on the blade retainer for slidably attaching the blade assembly to the skin treatment device when the blade assembly is held by the blade retainer, wherein the at least one first notch extends directly from the first slot and the at least one second notch extends directly from the second slot, each notch extending in a lateral direction toward the cutting edge.

US Pat. No. 10,111,680

THERAPEUTIC ULTRASOUND SYSTEM

Flowcardia, Inc., Tempe,...

1. An ultrasound catheter comprising:an elongated catheter body having a proximal end, a distal end and at least one lumen extending longitudinally therethrough;
a proximal housing that is coupled to the proximal end of the elongated catheter body, the proximal housing having a distal bore;
an ultrasound transmission member extending longitudinally through the lumen of the catheter body;
a sonic connector positioned on the proximal end of the ultrasound transmission member for connecting the ultrasound transmission member to a separate ultrasound generating device at a connection location, the sonic connector comprising a proximal section for connection to the separate ultrasound generating device, and a front portion which connects to the proximal end of the ultrasound transmission member;
and
an absorber retained inside the distal bore of the proximal housing and which substantially surrounds the ultrasound transmission member.

US Pat. No. 10,111,678

MEDICAL MANIPULATOR AND METHOD OF CONTROLLING THE SAME

MEDICAROID CORPORATION, ...

1. A medical manipulator comprising:a multiple-degree freedom slave arm, which can be mounted with a medical instrument;
a master arm configured that an operator instructs the multiple-degree freedom slave arm to make a movement of the medical instrument;
a memory configured to retain an insertion port position indicating a spatial position of an insertion port for inserting the medical instrument mounted in the multiple-degree freedom slave arm into a human body;
a touch panel display configured to receive an instruction by the operator; and
a controller configured to control the multiple-degree freedom slave arm so as to perform a predetermined operation related to inserting the medical instrument into the human body from the insertion port position based on the instruction of the operator via the touch panel display; and
wherein the controller is configured to control the multiple-degree freedom slave arm so as to move a distal end portion of the medical instrument to spatial coordinates instructed by the operator via the master arm while maintaining a state where the medical instrument passes through the insertion port position.

US Pat. No. 10,111,676

LOOPED CLOT RETRIEVER WIRE

COOK MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES...

1. A clot retrieval system comprising:an elongated sheath having a lumen disposed therein, the lumen having an inner diameter;
a wire assembly disposed within the elongated sheath, the wire assembly comprising a straight section and a curved section, a distal end of the straight section connected to a proximal end of the curved section, the curved section being comprised of a first wire segment extending distally from the proximal end of the curved section and biased to curve in a first circumferential direction, a second wire segment extending distally from the proximal end of the curved section and biased to curve in a second circumferential direction opposite the first circumferential direction, the first wire segment and second wire segment forming a first loop having a first loop proximal end and a first loop distal end, the first wire segment being connected to the second wire segment at the first loop proximal end and the first loop distal end to prevent the first wire segment from moving relative to the second wire segment, a third wire segment extending distally from the first loop distal end and biased to curve in the first circumferential direction, a fourth wire segment extending distally from the first loop distal end and biased to curve in the second circumferential direction, the third wire segment and fourth wire segment forming a second loop having a second loop proximal end and a second loop distal end, the third wire segment being connected to the fourth wire segment at the second loop proximal end and the second loop distal end to prevent the third wire segment from moving relative to the fourth wire segment, wherein the second loop proximal end is connected to and extends from the first loop distal end, and a side view of the first loop and the second loop is arc-shaped;
an elastic membrane secured to the third wire segment and the fourth wire segment and not secured to the first wire segment or second wire segment, the membrane bridging the second loop and configured to collect clot material; and
a mesh comprised of a plurality of woven filaments secured to the first wire segment and the second wire segment and not secured to the third wire segment or the fourth wire segment, the mesh bridging the first loop and configured to break up a clot into smaller pieces;
wherein the curved section of the wire assembly is disposed on only one side of an axis defined by the straight section of the wire assembly.